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Bellefonte, Pa., June II, 1897.
—The appearance of moss on fruit trees
indicates an excess of moisture and a de-
ficiency of drainage.
—Xeep the orchard fenced from all
stock, plant to hoed crops for three years;
and then sow-to clover. When bearing give
it a load of manure for every load of apples
taken away. Do not expect it to bear with-
out food. :
—A German horticulturist states that he
has found a solution of sulphite of lime in
water, with glycerine added proportions
not stated, a harmless remedy when used
on trees, but surely destructive of all in-
sects infesting them.
—The potato beetle does great injury to
growing tomato plants and Paris green
should beapplied. If the plants are exam-
ined once or twice a day, as can be done
for a few days, the beetles canbe prevented
from doing much damage.
—Do not run closer than six inches to
tlie newly-planted strawberries or raspber-
ries with the cultivator, for the newly-
formed roots will surely be disturbed. Be
content todo the rest of the cultivation
with the hoe and let it he quite superfic-
— When it is possible to drive out of the
feed lots a carload of hogs less than 1 year
old, which will bring from $800 to $900,
with corn at less than 20 cents a bushel, it
can be easily seen that a little energy and
push are bound to keep the hright- side of
the picture away from the wall.
— There is much loss of time and un-
necessary labor on the part of farmers’
wives who churn without the aid of a
thermometer. The cost of the thermome-
ter is a trifle compared with the needless
work of attempting to make the butter
come when the temperature is incorrect,
hours being used at churning unnecessar-
—_Clover for hay should be cut before it
fully matures ; that is, just as the heads
are beginning to turn brown. 1f cut before,
the sap fully leaves the roots the plants
will send out new shoots and will be in
better condition for producing a crop the
next season than would be the case if the
clover is cut after the heads are brown.
—In England beans are grown for sheep,
the long-vine varieties being preferred.
When the beans are matured both the seed
and the vines are fed and they are consid-
ered profitable to grow for that purpose.
Land in England is expensive, and if farm-
ers in that country can make the bean pay
as a fodder crop it could probably be made
profitable in this country.
— The mower is an excellent destroyer
of weeds and every piece of land that is
covered with them should be mowed before
the weeds go to seed. It is the seeds that do
the damage, and they are often overlooked
when the weeds grow in fence corners and
locations not reached by the mower ; hence
a close observation should be made in or-
der to not let a weed escape.
— Growing strawberries in stools gives
large berries, but growers prefer the mat-
ted rows, as they can, by the liberal use of
fertilizer, get larger crops than by stools.
If grown in stools the runners must be
kept down, by cutting or pinching, and as
fast as they are removed the plant sends
out more which requires too much labor
for their removal if the field is a large
__Cutworms prefer to work during cool
nights, and they cause a heavy loss of
early transplanted plants. When a plant
has been cut off search for the worm in
that hill and it will usually bom, It
is difficult to use remedies to destroy them
in a large field. By wrapping each plant
with thick paper an inch below and an
inch above the ground the plant will be
-—Begin early with staking tomato
plants, so as to keep them off the ground,
as they cover a large space when matured
and keep the ground somewhat damp, thus
conducing to the rot. If the plants have
plenty of room, and are held up off the’
ground by stakes, more air will circulate
and the fruit ripen earlier and better, as
well as being more exempt from disease
than when the vines are on the ground.
__Good results have been obtained by
trimming gooseberry bushes in tree form,
which is done by allowing only one shoot
to grow from a root. This makes a strong
and upright bush, and the berries'are larg-
er than when the bushes are thick. The
free circulation of air also assists in pre-
venting blight and mildew, as well as per-
mitting of cultiyating the bush much bet-
ter than by the old method, thereby de-
stroying spores that produce fungi.
— The large, coarse varieties of carrots
most used for stock feeding are not so nu-
tritious as is the shorthorn, which grows
most of its bulk near the surface or slight-
ly above it. As thé shorthorn carrot can
grow more thickly in the row, it is nearly
as productive as the deeper-setting varie-
ties, and it is also more easily harvested.
Five to six hundred bushels of the short-
horn carrot may be grown to the acre. This
is a paying crop at the usual price of this
— There is no farm that makes all the
manure that its owner could profitably use
in cultivating it ; hence he must either
purchase commercial fertilizers or restrict
his production to area he can fertilize. It
does not pay to spread an insufficient
quantity of manure over the whole farm in
order to cultivate the whole. That involves
waste of labor on land that had much bet-
ter be left in grass, though where there is a
near market for garden products buying
commercial fertilizers will always pay. In
proportion to their effectiveness, these con-
centrated manures pay better than stable
manure made on the farm.
—The turnip crop should be a leading
one, as a large supply can be secured from
an acre of land. The growing of turnips for
winter is daring the summer season, but,
while the growing of turnips is done some-
what carefully after the ground is ready
* for the seed, the proper preparation of the
ground is not always made. Weeds grow
rapidly during warm weather, and to pro-
tect the turnips the land should be plowed
now, harrowed, and the weed seeds per-
mitted to sprout, using the harrow as often
as may be necessary to destroy them. Just
before seeding the turnips usually in July,
the land should be worked deep with a
cultivator and then harrowed down again
asfine as possible. This will not only
cause fewer weeds to appear, but will also
increase the crop of turnips both in the
yield and quality.
Where Sealskin Coats Grow.
The biggest seal rookeries of Alaska are
on two small islands in the Pribilov group.
Every year 5,000,000 seals congregate here
during the breeding season. The male seals,
full grown, weigh 1,000 pounds, while the
females weigh much less, 350 pounds.
These are the fur seals and differ from the
hair seals principally because they have no
legs but powerful flippers. Their fur is
light brown in color, sprinkled with long
gray hairs. The males prepare homes of
their own on these rocks and fiercely de-
fend $hem against all comers, terrific bat-
tles often ensuing between the lord of one
of these domains and an intruder. From
twelve to fifteen female seals are gathered
together by one male, who defends his lit-
tle harem and fights so fiercely that by the
end of the summer he is reduced almost
one-half in weight.
As a rule, each female seal has two
“‘pups.’’ weighing about six pounds each,
and for the first three months these baby
seals are as helpless as human infants and
would surely starve if they lost their moth-
er. They live entirely on milk until they
are three or four months old, when their
mothers leave them and brings them fish to
eat. As they ggow older they are left pret-
ty much to themselves and their mother’s
last duty is to teach them to swim. They
are as fraid of the water as a kitten and
would drown if dropped in without their
mother’s care. -
Every year the herd of seals migrates
after the breeding season, leaving Behring
sea and passing out into the Pacific, where
it stays till the following summer. It is in
the fall that the fur companies are author-
ized to kill the animals. When in the
water the fur seal is the most wary of ani-
mals and it is difficult to get within gun-
shot of one. Their senses of hearing and
smell are wonderfully acute. When dragged
wounded into a boat they biteat every-
thing within reach with great ferocity. On
land they are helpless, and native hunters
kick them out of their way with impunity
as they search for fine specimens. As fast
as a good seal is found it is prodded with a
stick and driven to oneside. When a thou-
sand have been collected they are driven
over the hill away from the breeding ground
to the killing place. Flopping over the
rock as fast as a man can walk goes the
drove of seals and when it has reached the
destination the native killers go among the
seals knocking them over the head and
killing them instantly. The skinners follow
and are so expert they can finish their work
as fast as the killers. The hides are packed
in salt, self-cured and shipped.
Three seals will make a coat valued at
$400 or $600. At the factories in this coun-
try the long, gray hairs are pulled out by
hand, but in England they have a process
of splitting the hide, which leaves the short,
brown hair on the upper side of the skin,
the long hairs extending through to the
lower skin. The process of dyeing the fur
is also restricted to the knowledge of Eng-
land and one firm controls this part of the
Good Things Which can be made With a Household
There is one thing worse than heresy
and schism and that is the bald ‘‘not so”
that it is cheaper to buy ices than to make
them at home.
A good freezer is the most economical of
sufpmer comforts, and by its means the
average family may indulge in frozen dain-
ties that would rarely or never be ordered
from the professional maker. The trouble
is relnced to a trifie by the woman who
does things without making mountains of
All frozen dfnties do not call for cream
in their recipes, which in the city is the
chief cost, and, in fact, some of the best of
them are minus cream or milk. .
Of these there are the fresh fruit ices and
Berries are perhaps better eaten with
plain vanilla ice cream, and as this can be
made very rich with one-forth proportion
of cream to the milk it is made cheaply at
home. But peach ice is the cheapest and
best of all. Very ripe peaches are cut and
thoroughly sweetened, mashing them with
the sugar to a pulp and to a quart of this a
pint of cold water isadded and frozen stiff.
It will be heaten smooth by the inside
dasher, which wholly changes its consis-
tenoy, and there are no icy particles in it,
as one might imagine.
Bananas and oranges are always in sea-
son, and these in a mixture of what he
calls parfait, is one of Delmonico’s summer
marvels of delight.
Strip the orange slices apart. cutting off
the heavy white fibre with the scissors and
removing all seed. Put these in a bowl and
slice into it five rine bananas to every doz
en oranges. To this quantity put acup of
sugar and mash all together, or water may
be substituted with good results.
There is nothing more refreshing than
lemon ice, and this is only rich lemonade
frozen. Be careful to sweeten more than
ordinarily, as freezing seems to take the
sweetness out somewhat.
Many persons add the beaten whites of
three eggs to a gallon of lemonade before
freezing as ‘it gives it body and congeals
sooner. One woman who makes delicious
lemon ice puts the yolks of two eggs, well
Frozen custard is inexpensive and is es-.
pecially good. It is well to make the cus-
tard hours before it is to be frozen, so that
all heat of the cooking has left it.
“Canned peaches or cherries are nice froz-
en in vanilla cream, and cafe frappe is like-
ed by all who are devoted to coffee in any
form. Chocolate made as if to drink, with
“rather more chocolate and sugar, is excel-
lent frozen, and for Roman punch you
have only to add brandy or white rum to
lemonade and freeze it. .
—— “Who is that rather plainly dressed
man with the iron-gray hair sitting in that
“That is Colonel Blank. He is an old
campaigner, who has won considerable cel-
ebrity as an Indian fighter.”
“J have heard of him.- Who is that fierce
looking man in the gorgeous uniform, with
epaulets, cocked hat and gold braid ?”’
*‘That’s Colonel Van Cléave.’’
- “Whom has he ever fought ?”’
‘‘Mosquitoes.”’—Chicago Tribune. *
——After using a 10vcent trial size of
Ely’s Cream Balm you will;be sure to buy
the 50 cent size. Cream Balm has no equal
in curing catarrh and cold in- head. Ask
your druggist for it or send 10 cents to us.
ELY BROS., 56 Warren St., N. Y. City.
I suffered from catarrh three years ; it
got 80 bad I could not work ; I used two
bottles of Ely’s Cream Balm and am en-
tirely well ; I would not be without it.—
A. C. Clarke, 341 Shawmut Ave., Boston.
——Muggins—*‘‘What kind of flowers |
were used in the decorations at Miss Old-
A 16-YEAR OLD GIRL HAS
The Revivifyving Effects «f a Proper Nerve Food Demonstrated.
From the Era,
Several months ago, Miss Cora Watrous,
the sixteen-year old daughter of Mr. 1. C.
Watrous, a locomotive fireman, of 61 Cla-
rion street, Bradford, Penna., was seized
with a nervous disorder which threatened
to end her life. The first symptom of the
ailment was a lose of appetite. For some
little time Miss Watrous had no desire to
eat and complained of a feeling of extreme
lassitude. This was followed by severe
pains in the head. For three weeks the
young lady was nearly crazed with a terri-
ble headache and nothing could be pro-
cured to give her relief.
Finally after trying numerous remedies,
a physician was called and began treating
the patient. He said the trouble was
caused by impoverished blood, but after
several ‘weeks of his treatment the young
lady’s condition had not improved and the
parents decided to procure the services of
another physician. In the meantime Miss
Watrous’ nervousness had increased, the
pains in her head had grown more severe
and the sufferer’s parents had almost given
up hope of her recovery.
It was at this time that Mr. Watrous
heard of Dr. Williams’ Pink Pills for Pale
People. He found that the pills were
higbly recommended for nervous disorders
and concluded to give them a trial. A box
of the pills was purchased and before they
had all been taken there was a marked
improvement in the girl’s condition. After
a half dozen boxes had been used, the
young lady’s appetite had returned, the
pain in her head had ceased and she was
stranger than at any time previous to her
Miss Watrous concluded that her cure
was complete and left home fora visit to
relatives in the grape country near Duii-
kirk, N. Y. She stopped taking the medi-
cine and by over-exertioft brought the ail-
ment back again. As soon as the return-
ing symptoms were felt, Miss Watrous
secured another box of pills and the illness
was soon driven away. She is now in bet-
ter physical condition than she has been
for years and declares that she owes her life
to Dr. Williams’ Pink Pills.
‘Mr. and Mrs. Watrous were interviewed
by a reporter at their home on Clarion
street. Both are loud in their praises of
Pink Pills. “My daughter’s life was saved
by the medicine,” said Mrs. Watrous.
‘‘Her condition was almost hopeless when
she commenced taking them, but now she
is as strong and healthy as any one could
be. I cannot recommend the medicine too
Dr. Williams’ Pink Pills contain, in a
condensed form, all the elements neces-
sary to give new life and richness to the
blood and restore shattered nerves. - They
are an unfailing specific for such diseases as
locomotor ataxia, partial paralysis, St.
Vitus’ dance, sciatica, neuralgia, rheu-
matism, nervous headache, the after effect
of la grippe, palpitation of the heart, pale
and sallow complexion, all forms of weak-
ness either in male or female. Pink Pills
are sold by all dealers, or will be sent post-
paid on receipt of price, 50 cents a box, or
six boxes for $2.50 [they are never sold in
bulk or by the 100], by addressing Dr.
Plame Medicine Company, Schenectady,
Pennsylvania Railroad Summer Excur=
sion Route Book.
The Most Complete Publication of its Kind.
On June 1st the passenger department of
the Pennsylvania railroad company issued
the 1897 edition of its summer excursion
route book. This list is designed to pro-
vide the public with short descriptive notes
of the principal summer resorts of eastern
America, with the routes for reaching them
and the rates of fare. There are over four
hundred resorts in the book to which rates
are quoted, and over fifteen hundred dif-
ferent routes or combinations of routes. It
is compiled with the utmost care, and al-
together is the most complete and
comprehensive handbook of summer travel
ever offered to the public.
Its 219 pages are enclosed in a handsome
and striking cover, in colors. Several maps
presenting the exact routes over which the
tickets are sold, are bound in the book.
It is also profusely illustrated with fine
half tone cuts of scenery along the lines of
the Pennsylvania railroad and elsewhere.
Any doubt as to where the summer
should be passed will be dispelled after a
careful examination of the contents of this
On and after June 1st it may be pro-
cured at any Pennsylvania railroad ticket
office at the nominal price of ten cents, or
upon application to the general office,
Broad street station, by mail for twenty
—If strength is what you want, you
should study what causes your weakness.
It is practically lack of food.
But you eat three meals a day, and all
you can eat at a time.
* Yes, but do you digest it ?
Food undigested, is not food. It is not
It doesn’t create strength.
To digest your food take Shaker Digestive
Cordial at meals. After a while you will
digest your foot without it. Then you
will get well, and strong and healthy.
Shaker Digestive Cordial cures indiges-
tion and all its symptoms, such as nausea,
headache, eructatians, pain in the stomach,
giddiness, loss of appetite, etc. It makes
your food nourish you, and makes you
strong and fat and hearty.
Druggists sell it. Trial bottle 10 cents.
Children Cry for Pitcher’s Castoria.
Fac-simile signature of Chas. H. Fletcher is on
the wrapper of every bottle of Castoria.
When baby was sick, we gave her Castoria,
When she was a Child, she cried for Castoria,
When she became Miss, she clung to Castoria,
When she had Children, AE gave them Castoria.
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Cc A 8 TT 0 BI A
Cc A 8 TO RI A
FOR INFANTS AND CHILDREN.
DO NOT BE IMPOSED UPON, BUT INSIST
UPON HAVING CASTORIA, AND SEE THAT
THE FAC-SIMILE SIGNATURE OF
CHAS. H. FLETCHER
IS ON THE WRAPPER. WE SHALL PRO-
TECT OURSELVES AND THE PUBLIC AT
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THE CENTAUR CO.,
41-15-1m 77 Murray St., N. Y
: New Advertisements.
eareselling a good grade of tea—green
—black or mixed at 28cts per. Ib. Try it.
SECHLER & CO.
Tus PAILS, WASH RUBBERS,
| BROOMS, BRUSHES, BASKETS.
SECHLER & CO.
Montgomery & Co.
ANOTHER INVOICE OF
THOSE CELEBRATED ALL
WOOL SUITS IN BROWNS, FOR
MEN AND BOYS AT 5 DOL-
The wonderful Blue and Black
Serges—made up in the best manner
for the warm season.
Straw hats, Bundles and Racks.
The new L. A. W. Tourist and Tele-
scope hats—just out.
All kinds of Outing Clothing—The
New One Dollar Shirt is correct—
Wash Ties—Crash Suits—Bicycle and
Golf clothing—Belts and Belt hold-
ers—Golf Hose and Golf Garters.
Extra Bicycle Pants.
MONTGOMERY & CO.
Lyon & Co.
LYON & CO. —
- Lyon & Co.
The power of cash was never more forcibly illustrated than in this great
sale. We closed out the entire production from a reliable manufacturer of
Men’s and Boys’ Pants, this season styles, and will sell them to you less
than wholesale prices. In this lot are the following:
25 dozen Men's Good Working Pants .75 .50
25 “ Men's Better < i. : .90 .65
25 “Men's Better Heavy Working Pants $1.00 75
25 ‘Men's Better Half Wool Pants 1.25 $1.00
so ‘Men's Strictly All Wool Pant 2.00 1.49
25 ‘Boys’ Knee Pants . : . .25 17
25 ¢ Boys’ Knee Pants .50 .25
25 ‘ Boys’ Knee Pants 275 .48
SUITS! SUITS ! SUITS!
Special prices in Men’s Youth's, Boys’ and Children’s Suits during this
great sacrifice sale.
Our stock of Men’s, Ladies’ and Children’s Shoes and Oxfords for the
Summer 1s now complete in Russet, Chocolate, Oxblood and Black.
Ladies Oxford Ties from 75c. to $1.50 per pair; Patent Leather Oxfords
from goc. to $1.75—in Children’s and Ladies’.
SPECIAL PRICES IN
DIMITIES, LAWNS, SWISSES and ORGANDIES from 4c to the Im-
ported Organdies, in handsome patterns, with all the linings to match—dif-
G. LYON, trading as
LYON & CO.
AP TaRS NOTICE. — Let-
ters of administration on the estate of J.
Shannon McCormick, late of Ferguson township,
deceased, having been granted to the undersign-
ed, all persons knowing themselves indebted to
said estate are requested to make payment and
those having claims against the same will present
them for payment. JOHNT. McCORMICK,
42-18-6t* State College Pa.
THE FIDELITY MUTUAL AID ASSO-
WILL PAY YOU
If you lose two limbs, | to $5,000,
If you lose your eye sight, $208 to $5,000,
If you lose one limb, §83 to $2,000,
If you are ill $40 per month, :
1f killed, will pay your heirs, $208 to $5,000,
If you die from natural cause, $100.
If disabled by an ls BS to $100 per month
You cannot lose all your income when you are sick
or disabled by accident.
Absolute protection at a cost of §1.00 to $2.25
per month. 7s
The Fidelity Mutual Aid association is pre-
eminently the largest and strongest accident and
health association in the United States.
Ithas $6,000.00 cash deposits with the States of
California and Missouri, which, together, with an
ample reserve fund and large assets, make its
certificate an absolute guarantee of the solidity of
protection to its members. ;
For particulars address
J. L.-M. SHETTERLEY,
McClain Block, opposite the Bush House,
A Full Line of Spring and Summer Suit-
ings is Now Being Shown to Purchasers of
FOR WOMEN ONLY.
The bargain counter has attractions for women
—it is different with the men.
The women prefer the largest assortment to se-
lect from, hence they go to the ‘stores to buy—
they come to our store because we have every-
thing they want in our line—churns, creamers
and other dairy fixtures, including the best house
refrigerators in the market, sewing machines,
washing machines, etc., in great variety. -
Some men prefer to buy goods delivered and
patronize the traveling fakir, by whom they are
often taken in.
Who ever heard of a woman being taken in by
a fakir? The men who do not read advertise-
ments monopolize this privilege.
Women read the advertisements and are al-
ways on the lookout for the best bargains. The
best thing for men to do, those who do not read
advertisement, is to authorize wives and daugh-
ters to purchase all the needful articles and they
will save money. When the mothers and daugh-
ters want anything in our line, they come to us to
buy, for the reason, that they always know where
they can purchase the best bargains. We have a
free exhibition at our store, on High street, of
everything for the Farm and Garden, every work- *
ing day in the week, to which everyone is cor-
Secretary and General Manager, 42-11-1y McCALMONT & CO.
42-19-1-y. : San Francisco, Cal. Bellefonte, Pa.
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PORTLAND, MAINE. .
© Frep E. RICHARDS, « J. Frank Lax,
_ President. Secretary.
ance values and protected by the pop
—computed on a basis of $5,000 insurance.
Age 26 $61.11 Age 35 $74.95
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NEARLY FIFTY YEARS OF SUCCESSFUL PROGRESS AND
° SQUARE DEALING WITH POLICY HOLDERS. °
CONDENSED ANNUAL STATEMENT DEC. 31, 1896.
Assets - - $7,039,323.43
Liabilities - Gr - 6,531,975.24
Surplus - - - - 507,348.19
° Total Payments to Policy-Holders - $29,326,727.38 2
Total Insurance in Force - - 38,086,849.01 ©
OLD STRONG AND PROGRESSIVE.
Our policies are all up to date and have the endorsed cash values—paid up insur-
ular Maine non-forfeiture law.
ol. Below we give a list of rates according to different ages under popular term plan
These premiums are reducable each
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° « 27 63.30 « 37 70.40 year by annual dividend which may be le
’ “ 28 64.50 « 38 81.95 used towards reducing the cost.
“4 29 65.7 “ 39 84.9 n
° 4 30 6110 40 88.35 ; J. E. LAWRENCE,
“ 31 68.45 «4 13. Manager.
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“ 34 73.10 “60 308.50 BELLEFONTE, PA.
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