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WILLI.M A. WALLACE, PATH) L. KBkM,
Htaarr.wALL.es, itu HII-UOL
WALLACE & KIIEBB,
V Y LAW AND COLLECTION OPIICB,
January I,lß*l. OI.EARPIELD. PA.
17LLI8 L. OBVISY
FJ ATTORNKV AT L\W.
tiPPICE oppoaite the Conrt llou.#, on the 2d floor of
A. 0. FureCt building 3-3tf
1 LAW AND COLLECTION OFFICII,
12-ly CLBARPIKLD, PA.
o ATTORNKV-ATI. AW,
Office In Woodrlng'e Block, oppoaite the Court llooae.
Cou.ultallon lu Rngllah or Oertnaa. 2-ly
c. r. ALtiAsnkk. c. a. aovrts.
A LEXANDER k BOWER,
1 V ATTORNEYS AT LAW,
Bcll*ftit*. PA., may be consulted in English or o#r
man. Office In oannatT Building. 1-ly
JAMU 4. ■**▼■*. J. WULIT QRFRAIT.
OEAVER k GEPHART,
1> ATTORNEYS AT LAW,
Office on Allegheny tirevt, north of lligh. Belle
fbnte, Pi. 1-ly
a ATTORN KYAT-t AW,
lout door to the left In the Court lloaae. 2-ly
TOILN BLAIR LINN,
EL ATTORNEY AT LAW,
Office Allegheny Street, irer Pi*t Office. 'il-ly
T L. SPANGLKR,
Pl o ATTORN KT-AT-LAW
BELLKPONTE. CKNTRK COUNTY, PA.
Special attention to 00l lectio DA; practice* in al) the
Courts; Consultation* in German or R> giish. 1-ly
a ATTORNEY AT LAW,
Office on Allegheny Street South tide of Lyon't
■tore, Bellefbnte, Pa. I'lj
T I. MURRAY. CTRCT UORDOR.
\FURRAY A GORDON,
111 ATTORNKYS-AT LAW,
L'LEARPI ELD PA.
Will attand tba Bellefonte Court, when specially
employed. 1 If
T C. HIPPLE,
X • ATTORN ET-AT-LAW.
LOCK HAVEN. PA.
All badness promptly tUoiai t. 1-ly
WM, P. MITCHELL,
Lock HAVEN, PA ,
Will attend to all work In Clearfield, Centre and
Office oppoaite Lock llaren National Rank. 20-1J
W C. HEINLE,
M , ATTORNEY AT LAW,
Office In Conrad Honee, Allegheny etre*t.
Special attention glren to the collection of claJmt.
All bnaiueaa attended to promptly. 21-ly
W ILLIAM M'<'ULIAOUGH,
77 ATTORNET AT LAW.
All hnalneaa promptly attended to. 1-ly
M f tirella PI eo un.
With COSTIVCNESS. Eiek Hasdsch*. DVEPCP
SIA. Law Snirita, SLEEPLESS NIGHTS.
Lota ef Appetite Pain ia tba Sida,
And all the nameeue ailment* rnnaequent upon n dla
ordered etate of tha Lirer, when yon hare a rrrtala
rwmedy within ywr reach. That ramwly la
GREEN'S Liver Pills.
Theae Pitta ara of TWO atnna, and whan uaed In
Conner tioa with earh other arrordlng to dlrecttona
an INVARIABLY SLCCEWIRI L. They are augar
ted, and an SENT BY MAIL on reratpl of price.
In order to prevent rtrunlerfeitlng they an put an In
■OI'UR hoxee, with the tlgnalure of F. P. GREEN
around earh ho*.
Price, No I, SSeta; No. 2, SO ct*. Manufactured
r. POTTS GREEN.
New York Weekly Herali
ONE DOLLAR ▲ YEAR.
r PHE circulation of this popular
1 nmpiMi )• rornUntly Increaalng. II rnotaloa
•II Ihr Irmllof newo of the D 41L T lluuit, Hd I*
iniDinl la luwklj deport® dU. The
raibniM rpeetal dhfinbn fro® til qitm of thr
globe. Cntler the broil of
in |lm the Telegrnphk tMepnkhee of Ibe work fro®
•II |*IU of the L'nloo. Tlil* batara alone make#
THE WEEKLY HERALD
th> moot tklmMo rbronklo la the world, mlt It tko
cbM|fWt- Kerry work la g1n • failhfnl report of
embracing mmpWa and tomprebenaHe ikpauhr.
fro® WtaatMTO*. Including fall roporto of tko
■peechrrof eminent politician# on the qaeotiosa of lb#
THE FARM DEPARTMENT
of lb* Wnilr llimu gim thr hint ao ol| m Ike
moat pnrtlnl anggaotioae and dhtmrlw ralatlag la
lb* duties of tko former, hinta for raining Cams,
Ponrar, Oaiiaa, Taaaa. Viamaia. be., be. with
aaggaatlona for kroping holding. *t>d atenelk la re
p*lr. Tbk la ropploawnted bp a wrll—lltrd deparv
m.tit, wldalj copied, aadrr tbo brad of
glrlKg rod pea for practical dfabea, blata for making
clothing and for keeping ap with UM Uleet fashion# at
tbo low oat prko. K wry Itoai of cooking or economy
anggoatad in tbk depertmeni ia prartltally InM by
r I porta bofora publication. Indian Ika oar Park
and London eorreopoadeMs on tha ear; lateet faak
looa. Thr Hoaa li-partmaot of tbo Wlltll llcai La
will men tbo HoojH.wifa mora than ooa bnndrad Una
tba prloa of UM papor. Tbo labmb of
arr look ad after, oad everything pertaining la aw
c Kan Ira and labor taring k craftily rtowdof Tbrrt
la a paga darotad to all UN lalast pbooao of Um boat
arm market!, Cropa, Marcbaadka, be... be. A eaJam
Mr frntnra la foaad la tbo apodal I y reported prko*
ia4 coDfUltom of
THE PRODUCE MARKET.
iroartaa Ultra at bom# and abroad, togotbar with
a broar trary weak, a banana by aoaaa eminent dk
tin#. Lirxaaitr, Niwcu, RmaMina, Paaaowai and
baa Mwraa. Tbora kno paper In tha world tbo* roa
talna So Barb nrwe mattwr arary iraak a* tba w*.
LT limit*, which I* coat, pootag* paid, for One Dol
lar. Ton ton ro bar rib# at any time.
Tllg \ I OMb
KKW TURK In a Weakly for®, J DOLLAR
HERALD ) (A TEAR
NEW YORK HERALD.
b-l Broadway and Ann Strati. How Tork.
A ■ FARM containing Fifty Acreb.
and bating thereon erected a TWCMrTOMT
PR AMI RtULDOH* and oat baildtagi. TIUo goad.
Inquire of At- R. A aRIRRT,
*- 53oialilo, Cartas aaaaty, fa.
WUoon, McFarlane <C Co., Hardware Dealer/*.
WILSON, MoPARLANE <t CO.
STOVES, RANGES? HEATERS.
Paints, Oils, Glass and Varnishes,
ALLEOURNY STREET, .... HUMES' BLOCK, .... BKLLEFONTE, PA.
TRAVELER S GUIDE.
BELLEFONTE K SNOW SHOE
R. IL—Ttme-Tahla In effect on Mid after March
Learea Snow Shoe 5.38 *. M.,arrlree In Bellefunta
7.24 * H.
Leave* Bellafouta 8.12 a. N . arrlr.T at 8BO Shoe
ll.as a. a.
Leave. Bnaw Shoe 2.311 P. ■..arrival In Bellafonle
4.20 r. n.
Learea Ballcfonte 4.4'. r. ■ ..arrives at Boo* Bho*
7.24 r. a. 8. 8. III.A IS, (iou'l Superintendent.
BALD EAGLE VALLEY RAIL-
ItOAD.—Time-Table, April 29, IHSO:
Bap. Mall, autaaan. aaaraaan. E*p. Mall,
a.a. p. a. r a.a. a
I 10 7 02 Arrlee at Tyrone bear. .... 7 32 * 4s
I ] IP LeaveEaat Tyrone Leara— 7 39 AS
749 41 " A'all " _7 42 84*
755 847 " Bald Eagla " -7 47 SO2
74* * .70 ...... " Fowler " ... 752 908
742 tSI ...... " Hannah " ... 7 55 913
734 824 ...... " Port Matilda " ... 00 919
7 '27 #l7 " Martha " —8 07 9V
71* 6OH ...... " Julian " —8 15 932
7 9 447 " t'nionrllla M ... 823 938
700 54# ...... " Snow Shoe In ... 832 944
48 44A " Mtlraburg " ... 834 94*
tin 435 " llellefonte " .„ 843 957
836 425 •• Mlleaburg " 8 .'>4 10 on
824 414 " Curtln " ... 900 111 1#
AlB 410 " Mount Bagl* " —91210 Si
A 9 401 " Howard " „iI" 37
455 440 " Kaglerflle " 93*10 4
550 445 ...... " Beech Creek " ... 9401n 44
534 433 . " Allll Hall " ... 94411 18
529 430 •' Fletnlngbm " —95711 3D
524 425 ...... " Lock llaeen " ...10 01 11 25
I —(Philadelphia and Brie Diclainn.) —On and
alter December 12, 1*77 :
ERIK MAIL learea Philadelphia ... ..... 11 55 p m
- " Ilarrlahurg.. 4 24 a m
a " Wllliatneport 835a n>
* " Lock llaem.. 9 40 a m
e " Ranoro... 10 54 am
" arrlrea at Klie 735 p m
NIAOARA EXPRESS learea Philadelphia- 7 2" a m
" " Harriaburg.... 10 50 am
" '• Wllllaraiport. 2 2" p m
*• arrleee at Renoro. 4 40 p in
Paaaengere hp thle train arr.re In Belle
fonte at 4 35 p m
PAST I.IRB laarea Philadelphia..... 11 41a*
" " llarrtelmrg.. 3 34pm
' " Wllliamaport .............. 7 .K> p m
" arrlrea at Lock Brwi - . 84"p te
PACIFIC EXPRESS learea I*. k llaren.— A4O
•' " Wllliamaport... 7 45* n
" arrlrea at llarrtebnrg II 55 am
" " Philadelphia— 3 45 p m
DAT EXPRESS learea Ren0r0..... 10 1 a m
*• " Lock Haven 11 2" aln
a " Wllliamaport 12 40 am
•• arrlrea at llarrtehurg..... 4 10 p m
a ~ Philadelphia.....—... 720 pm
ERIK MAIL learea Renew. 9 35 p m
a a Lock llaren 4*> pa*
a a Wllliamaport .... 11 fd p m
a aarirea al Hnrrteburg. ...._ 3 45am
a a Philadelphia 700 aw
PAST LISR learee Williameport —1235 a m
a arrlrea al Harriaburg................. 3 48am
a a Philadelphia 734 aw
Erie Mall Waal. Niagara Krprewa Waat, Lark llaren
Accommodation Wat. and Dap P.* pre** Eaurt. make
rloaeronnacli-.naat Northumberland with L. A B, R
R. train* for Wllkeakwrre and Scran left
Erie Mall Weet. Niagara Ktpreaa Weal, and Erie
Etpreee Weet. and lawk llaren Accommodation Waat.
make clone connection at Wllliamaport wltn A O R
W. tralne north.
Erie Mall Weet, Niagara Eipreea Weet. and Day
Eapreea t**'. make eloee connection at Lock llaren
With B P. V. R. R. tralne
Rrle Mail Eaet and Weet connect at Erie with train*
on L 8 A M 8 R R.. Nt ferry wtlb 0. C. A A. Y. R
I . at Emporium with R. N. T. A P. R. It, aa I al
Driftwood with A Y R R.
Parlor can will run betweea Philadelphia and
Wllliamaport on Niagara Kiprew* Wret. Erie Riprmn
Weet, Philadelphia Rxprew* Raat and Bay Kaprea*
Eaat, and Sunday Rxpreea Raat. Sleeptag car* on all
night tratna. W. A. Binui,
IRA HI) HOUSE,
VI 00RNKRCHESTNCT AND NINTH STREETS.
Thle hence, pfdnlnent In n rlly famed for Ita com
fnruhle hotel*, la kept In erery rrwpect equal to any
Are! ctae* hotela in the country (.wing to the atria
gency of the llmea, the price of hoard b*e been reduced
in r*nn noiLan* per day. J. M'KIBBIN.
' A l * Manager
FLTLMORE A CO.,
\ I LAW AND COLLECTION HOUSE
629 F STREET, WASHINGTON. I. C.
Make Oollerttoni, Negotiate (cane and ntteed to ail
buainem conttded to them LAND SCRIP, B-Idler'*
Additional llomeataad Right* and LAND WARRANTS
bought and aold. 4atf
■ A TRUE TONIC
A PERFECT STRENGTHENEDA SURE REVIVER.
TRON RITTKRN are highly ymtmmcndcd tor all disease* re
quiring a certain and efficient tonic ; especially JndigeHion, lb/oprpma. Inter
niUml Fttert, H'ant of Appelite. Lorn of SlrmgfJe, Lade of Entry y, dr. Knriclirs
the blood, strengthen* tha mnaciw, and given new life to the nerve*. They act
like a charm on the digeativ* organs, removing ill dyspeptic symptoms, such
at Tutting Me Food, BHtking, Heat in Me Slamnrk. Ifmrthum, tit. Thin only
Iron Preparation that will not blacken the teeth or give
headache. Hold by *ll druggists. Writs for the AB C Book, 32 pp. of
useful sod smuaing reading—ami fret.
liHOWN CHEMICAL CO., Baltimore, Md.
j J ..L.i,.gai i a-a. ua .
ALBERT E, PAIJIII,
L^l FVUNML —LOO IF OF FDULI,
li. f. ORAITOW. rrORT *. LADD
PAINE, GRAFTON A LADD,
Attorney*-at- Law and Solution of Am* rioM
and Foreign Palmh,
412 Firm STRUT, WAIB moron, D. CL
Praetla* pun law la alt Itc brah la lb* Pataal
(Mbw, *•* Uta InpmM awi una) Omrtt of lb*
iMtsd State*. PaapfeW* mm* few, Mf
(A .Uedlrinr, not a itrlok.)
HOP*, nrcnr, mandrake,
Aidtri Prsnrr aid llurrMimr,Lqi'AU- I
Tin us au. utubb llimu.
At) Dlwinof thrßtomnrh. (luwrii, fttood, I
LUrr. Kldn-y,Ard rrtury Of-gAiio, Nrr*
YUOB&ea*. hirs-r|pMnr**nd especially
81000 IN COLD.
WITI ho pold for I rw tbry Win full run-
b-'l(i. or fur onytfclnc Impure or lujurlou,
found In lAi-in.
A.k four drumrt.t fur Ilnp Ilium in-1 try I
tlu-ai before )<>u Bleep. Take uo alkrr. ■
D f C. Ian alreiluU-an.-llrrretwlhlertirr for I
Druakouocaa, uo of opium, tubaecu .oil
■■M lim run Cimtua ■■■■■■■
All iUm wU Vy DwUK
u-t Dm—* us. luwir-, s.v . a r^Ko..■
Dottle Crook, Michigan,
MAKtrACTCBJUU or TUB UAL* Qtxvixm
Traction and Plain Engines
MaUC'empietaTbreabar Factory I Entnbllohod
la Ike MAHA i 1848
A A VCAPC •/ eomfimmtms m*4 amre+nfmt
I |lsHliO*'m, wtOx trt dttbire nf rut-
U Mm *•*!*, or '• " ** ik 4
Omplrtr HtraM 0lll'>/ mmfrkl*** ?•. ihn**
r.**Trmrtftfi Kaciiraki I Plain IMM **
#**r awrt tt> tb* Atn*rtc*n marled
A m wlHlmd* nf jr — ~4 ml /Wfrar** lararmrai rad
f*r IVI. <*/*<l- r with rapwiw (m * mafme.
a- m*4 ***#**<# nnt dnaoi'd by nakmt
f**:r nilw of HptrMAtr fmen 6I" IB hory
OBTVttr. /*" Mum 9* Was/■■*.
Two air |>w nf M Moon tod HT"o-lVfwwr
1 7 VW) ADA of Hrln-lrd l.wmWr
• i/VU,UVAI (/rWR (Atm 'a yran ere triad)
crr.sUul'r as hind, frvwn whW U tniUt Um tn
enmiwckiilt wowi-airt of our marJUDrrr
mm mm mi, aaX timrmlfa.mm* l cftoUm/ raer \\j3l
mmh. U 10, 13 lloroe Eowrr. |W /
Farrwra nod T%rriter*ir o r- ttreitrd W
Wpdurub ki, Tfire-T-iiua- Uu k.naor.
OtrcuUr. —M Irre Adiireaa
I.'!CIIOLS, SHEPARD A CO.
f.-uMlc Crook, Mlchl**""
MOXKY To Loan at ( porCt.
sv the mutual live fasra-
ANf'X CO. OS SBW t"RR, , Iil W>nn<., ,m
laui.il farm pnipertjr. In .onl. not Ire. then
and nul nrunllDi unt lWri of ibe prre.l t.lm of
lb. property. Any portion of tb* prtnefpAl can 1.
pnld off nt any lim. nd II b.a I— I. lb. rnatom of tb*
company to pnrmlt lb. prl>elpal to retrain n. bm a.
th. hcirromar l,bre. If lb. Inlcirel It promptly |I4.
CHARLES P. SHERMAN. AMnrney-nl IA,
MI IVnrt. .Irret, Rredlnf. P
or to DAVta I KLINE. Oo.'a Ap|H*lrer.
8-11 Ibllfficntt, P..
f 1 AKMAN'B HOTEL,
VI OWWLT.CW.RT LLOW., BW.I.RVOHTS, PA.
TERMS J HI DAT.
A gooA Lt.nr, llm M 1-1
ST. XAVIER'S ACADEMY,
NEAR LATROBE, PA.,
VTEARLY half a Century old, from
11 MM A, RMM peiMlMat MMI celtlr.tfrl WMM*
la hMMfIfM bit. (mdMl.t, a#ar MM rtiiimif*
wUmMiaal nm aS Mtlmt .Ua4.nl ot raAuln, la
•mmm. Pbbll. MlKltUd at mf (la*. Yuri J .*■
p.9M *t*l M,
AMtwm. stmms or nsacv,
m MmMt* t. 0, Wi.*jul**< aanaty, la.
L ' lIM 'A
®ht (Crntrr grawtwi
BkLL BF OB TB, FA.
NKWB, KACTB AND SUGGESTIONS.
TIC TUT OP Til OATIOtUL wtlrAßl K TH ISTtLU
unci aid rioiriiiTT or tmi man
Every farmer in hit annual experience
ilitcovert umielhing of value. Write il anil
tend it to the "Agricultural Editor of the
Dkmochat, Helle'fonte, I'cnn'a," that other
farmer may have the benefit of if. Let
communication* be timely, atul be ture that
they are brief and well pointed.
Witii the costly lesson before us
of the enormous losses to this year's
crop from defective seed corn, it is to
be hoped due precaution will be taken
to lay in a store of seed by selecting
and carefully preserving good sound
cars; and it will lie well to make the
supply abundant. Your neighbors
may want your surplus at remunera
tive prices, and if they are fortunate
enough to have good seed of their
own, wlmt you may have left over
will be none the less salable as feed
for the extra care you have given it.
Wr. do not remember any seeding
season in which the use of the field
roller was in such constant demand
as the present one, nor one in which
its services were so important. The
lumpy condition of many soils, con
sequent upon their extreme wetness
early in the season, succeeded by the
severe drouth, has required its re
peated use to bring them into any
thing like the proper mechanical con
dition for sowing. Now that this has
been, in a measure, accomplished,
continued absence of rain leaves them
in such a loose and dusty state that
its use after sowing is essential to
germination of the seed. We regard
the roller at all times as one of the
most important and useful of farm
implements, but the peculiarities of
the present season seem to have made
its good qualities more than ever
CENTRE county farmers arc not
only just but generons, and would
not think of rejoicing over any re
ported failure of crops, consequent
upon the drouth, in other sections of
the country. Nevertheless, "Misery
loves company," ami we confess to
being a little less uncomfortable on
the score of the discouraging empti
ness of our barns and cribs, when wc
learn that we are "no worse off than
our neighbors" of other counties and
other States. The Rural Sew Yorker
comes up smiling with an amusing
cartoon of "The I.ong Island farmer
gathering his crops." His face wears
a roost forlorn expression as he
trudges homeward with a basket upasi
one arm containing his entire
potatoes and garden truck, a stnalr
sickel in the same hand, and in the
other his whole grain crop, done up
in a single sheaf of wonderfully slen
IN our reply, in the DEMOCRAT of
the 22d instant, to the inquiry of our
correspondent, W. A. K., as to where
certain seeds could he obtained, we
inadvertently omitted to include In
the list of dealers our local farmers'
supply store, of which Messrs, Alex
ander k Co. are the proprietors. The
omission was wholly due to a slip of
the pen, caused by the haste in which
a press of duties compelled us to
write, as we had taken pains to refer
to the files of the Democrat, and
found that Mesars. Alexander k Co.
advertise seeds of all kinds as well as
farming implements. Justice to our
correspondent, who, of course, wants
to obtain hia seed at the nearest
point; to Messrs. Alexander k Co.,
who are among oar most prominent
and enterprising business men ; and
to oar own uniform practice of up
holding and encouraging home enter
prise, demand the prompt correction
of the omission.
Ths succeea of a fair, especially of e
local one, depend* mainly upon the
work of few—often one—very enthusi
astic and hard working person*. We
believe so thoroughly in fairs, and espe
cially In the local ones—county in pref
erence to Stale fair*, and town fair*
rather than thoeeot the county, that we
would increase the number of workers,
and have every one within the district
included by the fair feet that ha is a
committee of one charged to make it a
success.— Am. Atjryevltvrirt.
We are sure that the officers of our
county agricultural society, whose
fair is now in progress, have been
"enthusiastic and hard-working per
sons," and If the fiur is not all that
it should be, some reasons most be
found other than official neglect
Possibly you, reader, may have failed
to properly support them.
Superphosphate in the Wheat Field.
Bupcrphosphates have been used
in this season's sowing of wheat in
this county, to a much greater extent
than ever before, and the question of
the ultimate profit to lie derived from
their use receives a large share of
attention whenever and wherever
farmers congregate. In view of this
interest in the subject the following
paragraphs are not untimely, though
the wheat for the season is sown, and
the corn nearly harvested:
The quantity of superphosphate
usually used in this section, where
this fertilizer has been extensively em
ployed in wheat culture for several
years past, and where the sod is much
of the character described by an in
quirer—"light clay"—is from 150 to
200 pounds per acre, with which is
usually mixed 50 or 100 pounds of
gypsum (land plaster). It has been
my practice to drill in about 200
pounds per acre, deeming that a lib
em! dressing, and it has not failed to
add largely to the crop, and in some
cases the superphosphate would seem
to be the making of a fair crop,
when without it there would have
been a failure, as shown by leaving a
cast of the drill without the fertilizer.
I have grown forty bushels of wheat
|>er acre where no other fertilizers
had been used for three preceding
props. The quantity that can be
used with profit will doubtless de
|>end much on the condition of the
soil. A crop can assimilate only a
certain amount of mineral plant food
and we assume that the maximum
crop of wheat in our climate is sel
dom above fifty bushels per acre,
hence if we apply directly to the
plant the mineral element contained
in that bulk of grain we have sup
plied all the crop can use.
A soil that is much exhausted will
use profitably a larger quantity of
superphosphate than a soil that is
less exhausted. Observation has
taught me that in some cases a much
greater quantity than is usually ap
plied can be made profitable on lands
reduced low, and a less quantity is
all that is profitable on land in good
state of fertility. I have used super
phosphate on land in such state of
fertility that no effect could be seen
from it, and I have observed instances
where a double quantity had been
sown with proportionate increase of
growth. On an occasion the fced
bottom of nay drill became so worn
that two drills sowed about double
the quantity of phosphate that others
did and those drills of wheat showed
a ranker and heavier growth of wheat,
which was observed by many during
the season. In the use of super
phosphates the farmer must be gov
erned by circumstances, as in most
other farm operations, to gain the
most profitable result. On a fertile
soilln* gained; on an
there may be profit in
mixed with plaster.
When yard manure is applied to
wheat land, a sufficient growth of
i straw is usually produced, but some
time* there will be a failure in the
' plumpness of grain—which is the
effect of too much ammonia and not
enough'phosphate in proportion. The
application of superphosphate will
improve the quality of grain and will
give a profitable return in such case,
but a less quantity is needed ; I think
150 pounds per acre is enough for
profit. In preparing land for wheat
last year, a field of twenty acres was
partly top-droascd with fermented
barnyard manure; the remainder of
the field without manure. With the
seed the usual quantity of phosphate
was drilled in, except on about two
toe res where the manure was applied,
there was no phosphate used. At
harvest time there was a marked dif
ference in favor of that |>ortion where
manure and phosphate were both ap
plied. The next liest portion was
where phosphate waa applied without
manure and the poorest wheat on the
field was that portion where manure
was applied and no phosphate.— F.
/'. Hoot, in the Tribune.
The corn could hanlly be much
better and the only dressing the plot
has received is the mnwon harnyard
mor.ur'. This plot is as far ahead of
the plot with the commercial fertilicer
aa the plot with the commercial fer
tilixer is ahead of the plot with no
dressing whatever.—- Orange Cbuniy
Stable manure must not be lost
sight of, in this increasing interest in
those concentrated fertilisers, for we
cannot produce our crops and hare
enough for ourselves and others,
without its aid; and there is nothing
in all the list of commercial mixture,
which give so good an average return
for the money invested in it, as well*
made stable manure.— Prof, QMmtt,
in American Agriculturist for October.
A raw years ago, the farmer who
read an agricultural paper was scorn
fully termed a u book-farmer." Bat
a wonderful change has come in thin
aspect, and the farmer, who, like those
fierce, ignorant old knights of old,
gloried in his aversion to reeding,
baa become not only a reader, tot a
writer, find is telling of what he
knows to other interested and eager
farmers. Now the first paper that
the farmer looks for, and opens when
he gets it, on hia weekly visit to the
post-office, is his agricultural journal.
And the farmer who is most respect
ed and consulted hy his neighbors,
and whose farm and work are models
and examples for the neighborhood,
is the one who reads and studies the
agricultural papers the most careful
ly.—Rural Sew Yorker.
Alfalfa, or Lucerne, in California.
We quote the following paragraph
from a California correspondent of
the American Agriculturist for the
further information of such of our
readers—as W. A. K.—as may be in
terested in Alfalfa as a forage plant:
This is particularly adapted to our
soil and climate, it has been in suc
cessful cultivation in the central and
southern parts of the State for a
number of years. Here from two to
five crops a year are harvested, the
yield varying from five to eight tons,
and in some instances as high as ten
tons per acre in a single season. The
first cutting is usually considered the
l>est, taring sweeter than the succeed
ing crops. As a pasture it is highly
appreciated, owing to its almost per
|ietual growth; there being only a
short period (the cold wet season) in
which it does not thrive. Care must
be taken when stock is first turned
on it to avoid bloat, afterward there
need be no uneasiness on -that ac
count. Some such pasture is especi
ally necessary to the success of the
dairy interests. It is claimed by
some that Alfalfa (both fresh and
cured) atlects the flavor of milk and
butter, but if fed, mixed with other
feed, there seems to be no such trou
ble. If it be fully cured, and
with especial reference to dairy feed,
it undoubtedly will not affect either
taste or scent of the milk or butter.
Here is a good and sufficient ex
planation of the present high prices
asked and paid for butter:
Mutter comes from milk, and milk
comes from food. This is not a re
cent discovery *, but it has occurred
to us, from an examination of the
herds of some dairymen, that tbcy do
not yet realize the fact that "milk
must come from the food," as their
cows have received but scant food to
keep them in respectable condition,
without yielding milk. They act,
practically, as if the cow bad power
to produce milk independently of any
food. Her mechanism is intended
for a most liberal production of milk ;
but she must have the raw material
out of which to manufacture it. The
generous cow, striving to do her
duty, will yield a small amount of
milk at the expense of tue flesh of her
But if all the butter sent to market
weic made after the following form
ula there would lie less reason for
growling at the price:
Honest butter is the perfect pro
duct of the perfect dairy. The per
fect butter dairy contains several es
sentia) and indispensable factors. Ist.
The I>est cows of the lest breed, for
the finest quality of butter. 2d.
Perfect management, good fodder,
pure water, convenient and clean sta
bles, cool and clean creamery, sys
tematic and judicious manipulation
of the dairy products. 3d. Cleanli
ness. 4th. Cleanliness. sth. Clean
liness. Gth. Cleanliness. "th. Clean
liness, with the cows. Bth. Cleanli
ness in feeding, milking, stabling,
handling milk, cream and butter.
9tb. Cleanliness and taste in packing
for market. 10th. A devout spirit of
appreciation in eating a clean, aro
matic, waxy, naturally golden colored,
solid, sweet and delicious dairy pro
Here is bow Bob Burdette, of the
Burlington Hawkryc, geta ahead of
Vcnnor, the Canadian weather clerk:
If the corn husks are very thick,
the Winter will be colder than the
If the corn husks are very thin, the
Summer will be warmer than the
If the corn husks are neither too
thick nor too thin, the Winter will be
cold and the summer will be warm.
This paragraph, clipped from the
Rural New Yorker , is not strictly
"agricultural," but we have no doubt
that if it were read aloud in the fam- *
ily of every farmer in the land, and
duly pondered by all who hear it, the
agricultural interests would be great
ly the gainer:
The best "lock" that can fall upon
any Impecunious young man it a de
termination to go to work, even if
hit only chance fa to handle a shovel
on a railroad track, and the young
woman who is sighing for a rich hus
band will strike lock when she makes
2 her mind to nse exercise and IVeah
as sasntles, try a new cooking
recipe every day and read something
sensible in some of her spare mo
ments. Lock, as usually worshipped,
is the god of the lasy and but lUUe,
if any, more respectable than Mer
cury, the god of thieves.