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f ftnnli Irritability of ti iuprr, |,uw
spirit*, \ frrll>i|f ol tmvlaiK nrf(lriltl
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ANTIDOTE TO MALARIA.
in: I I.IIII: a ai \v MAN.
"I kftaTe had D| pepsla* with C<
Uon.two years iand nai trim! tin •.;.!i• .•
klntU of pills, uiit| Ti TT'S tit * '.IK Hist
that ban done me ani good. Tlmj i. . . •
tit mi# •| nit* out ij lit ly. My ap|" ni It
► pit lIIIM, fotol .llift sis n /vliiy, ni l J now
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TUTTS HAIR DYE?
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plication of this Dte. Bohl t>> Druggistst
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t.. ..irk for n# right in th.tr oan I Any nn%
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NKVVH, FAC'TH AMi Mi ni i|> J lONH.
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<ir 4?n> i-k'iiptkiii or vm nr.nkk.
blvery farmer in Am annual txjieruim r
dteeoeert totMlhinffof Writi itutid
*rn</ if to the "Agricultural Editor oj thi
RAT, BelUfonte, p€Hn'u t 9 thotothtt
fartner.n may A fit'* the benefit *i it. I.el
oOfHtnunu!<itwnM het lifnety. ttml hi §urs thai
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StcrrniK ILTICI Iloeping PoUiioeH.
'i■ fit It.' WM 1■ '■
Ol' lute tlie potato lIBH bein one of
tin' inobt prolitublc of farm crops in
the Last, ami thin chiefly arises from
the fact that it is Homewbat dillieull
to keep any "reat quantity of tin tn.
Thus only HO many are jirown that
can be print reel, ami us the accom
modations are limttnl there is no fjlut
in the mm lot as there are with things
which air ii ami must he Hint to
the market at once, of course there
are times when potatoes rule low.
This is apt to he the case with tarh
mil", crown especially for mrlv pur
poses, ami which follows the same
| law that lUICH in transit nt \i cetahh •.
So also tie se who urow potatoes anil
have no eonvi niciues for storinfj
them. These have to he murki'leii in
the fall, and have to take whatever
price may rule for them. Those who
have flood cellars under tin ir harns,
or in any | lace safe from Irost and
yet cool and dry, can generally make
potato growing pay very well: and
those are usually the ones who do.
In old tinii s a large quantity of
potatoes were storid out ol doors in
the epen ground. Tiny were ar
ranged in long ridgi s, not in great
hulk, as even a mans of potatoes will
In at. and coven I with earth snlll
ciently thi k tokrrp out the fr. Ht
Hut since the apj-eanir.ee of the pf -
tato disease, this jilan is not much
followed, though the ntln g has of
late I nn v, ry much diminished. Thi
iiifi' ti d tul •rs w ill often rot especial
ly if the mass hems a little, and tin
diseased oni s will often eomir.unicrti
the dist:r<e to the rest. In a cellar
this criti be seen and noted, hut in a
mound out of doors no one knows of
the trouble till spring, when great
10-s his Ixeti found, ik'kides this
' it is so drflicult to git at them in
wintir that those who have noway
to j -r• -i rve j otator s i xeej.t this, as a
general thing prefer not to grow at
all rather than to he bothered with
Dampness undoubtedly favors the
spread of the potato disease, and
then fore where there is any chance
at all of the disease < xisting in the
roots, they ought to he stored ss dry
us possible. Those which arc to he
, kept in this general way should be
dry and cooi, tint this should be es
-1 pccinlly seen in the ease of seed po
tatoes. Since tho potato beetle came
among us it is clear that we have had
the very best r< suits from early
planting, and bv the use of the earli
est varieties. Now these early kinds
are more easily nfleeted by warmth
than the late ones. They sprout
easily, and c olness is therefore the
more essential for them. Some peo
ple think it makes little difference
whether seed potatoes sprout or not
iM'forc planting. We have known
i |>cople to tor off sprouts several
i inches long and cut up the lubeer in
full faith that they will sprout out
again and lo none the worse for it.
They do generally grow ; hut there
is little douhl they are constitution
ally weaker, and much more liable to
disease than those which do not
sprout till ready logo in the ground.
"FAHMINOdon't pay O, no; of
course not, when it is carried on in
the old slip shod ways of the fathers.
It don't pay when farmers keep right
on raising corn and wheal in sight of
cities that are hungry for fresh vege
tables and fruit. It don't pay when
farmers produce nothing but inferior
stutf that is always a drug in the
market. And at best it don't enable
any man to retire from business nt
forty and invest in $.'l;i0,000 yachts.
Hut when hard-headeif sense and
business ability arc applied to farm
ing, it is a good, a pleasant and a
profitable calling.— Farm Journal.
COM PARK the price of butler and
egga with what it was in the dnya of
\ ■■■■■•:■ i
K very dairyman should raise at least
one-eight of an acre of corn fodder
for each cow to help the pasture
through the dry season.
Wasps will seldom attack strong
colonies of bees, but if a weak swarm
is near a place frequented by wasps
tliey w ill annoy the bees considera
hly r \
I lie bop blight has uppearcd in
some parts of <>tsego and Madison
counties, X. Y., and threatens to re
duce the yield one-half or possibly
more. These counties are in the
centre of the hop-growing district of
New York state.
I idler, in his "Small Fruit f.'ultu
rist," "I do not believe that
there Is one acre of strawbcriies in a
thousand, cultivated in this country,
that yields over one-half what it
would if the ground was jroj>erly
prepared before planting."
The dead leaves on squash vines
should Is- carefully removed and
burned. They are usually infested
with eggs of the squash hug, and the
first leaves that appear are of rio use
us soon as others form, and are then
sure to wither and die.
The Ohio ynrmrr say s : "The long
est livid tm- is to tie obtained by
planting seeds where the tree is to
grow and grafting it there without
removing it, but with the peach it is
the way to give the greatest possible
hardiness with any given variety."
The '< ! r'lewr'r Monthly says let
the laundry folks on every wash day
pour boiling hot suds about the roots
of peach trees, which will destroy
the insiduous little fungus that pro
duces the "yellows" and other dis- i
eases, and furnish the larv.- of in
sects which are so injurious.
It is a question worth considering
how much hoeing and cultivating, or
rather how little would lie given to
crops were it not for the presence of
HUD*. The farmer IH ajit to say:
"The corn or the potato field is get
in _• v ry weedy and must U- culti
vated." but one rarely says : "The
soil must be stirred."
Ashca vs. Vegetable Matter.
A suggestive lesson may lie dcriv
' ed from the following simple experi
ment Ujon one acre of land a
furmc i plowed in a quantity of corn
s', ilk-, while uj>on another acre he
spread the ashes resulting from the
burning of an equal quantity of
ssalk l -. That upon which the stalks
w<re burned gave the best start, hut
the acre upon which tin- stalks were
, plowed in soon caught up and sur-
I passed the former, and finally matur
id the better crop. This cxjierimcnt
illustrates the difference latwecu
mineral fertilizers and decayed vege
table matter or humus. The miner
als, luing in a soluble condition, soon
made themselves manifest in the in
creased growth produced. At first
the buried cornstalks had no effect !
I upon \i gelation except by increasing
the porosity of tlie soil and by ad
mitting larger supplies of atmos
pheric air to act upon the constitu
cnts of the soil. When the stalks
commenced to decay, and the min
erals were not only liberated from
the stocks but also from the soil in
contact, then the corn which was
planted upon the stalks began to pull
j ahead of that planted upon the plot
fertilized with ashes. The value and i
• efficiency of the ashes would be soon,
cr exhausted than the vegetable mat
ter of the stalks. Again, where the
stalks were used the fertility of the
s il would lie increased, because in
all probability the nitrogen contained
in the stalks would remain intact un
til liberated by their decay. This
substance would be in the form of
ammonia and its compounds, that I
would again lie decomposed before '
becoming plant food. In burning j
stalks, although all the minerals
would be preserved in the ashes, yet
it is quite certain that the nitrogen
would be thereby expelled, thus rob- i
bing the plants of the fertilizing |
properties of that valuable agent
We should have made such cxperi- ;
mcnts before establishing a theory, j
yet these suggestions might easily be j
followed nut on otl>r farms and by i
tlivx the laying pullets a feed of ]
good clean wheat at least once a day. I
This grain will probable be cheap <
this year, and can be marketed in the i
1 shape ol eggs to the beat advantage. I I
TIMOTHY sown early in September,
on well prepared land, without grain,
will cut a full crop next season. We
know thin to be a big fact.
WE believe that two inches of mel
low top soil is about tha best place
for any manure applied to the wheat
crop. Io you know a better.?
A root shed or barn floor is a
good place to put potatoes before
storing them in the cellar—especially
this season, when there is a tendency
Now, do as we say : How or drill
some clover with the timothy this
fall—about half as much as you
usually sow. The other half sow
| next spring.
Tins iH the season of the year
when the implements and wagons of
the farmer who cannot afford to give
his wife a new silk dress are lying
around the farm exposed to sun and
Tins month is a good time to go
visiting to see what other poultry
k< < pers are doing, how they do
things, and the results. One may
often pick up new and useful ideas
in this way without going a Tery
great distance from home.
WK propose to stick to it as long
! as we shall print a pa|>er, that ferm-
I ers and their wives shall go in at the
first tap of the dinner-bill, cat at tbe
first table, and be well helped. Other
honest toilers may join the festivities,
while lazy non-producers and useless
people generally, shall wait for the
second table and the crubs that arc
Y"i probably have a considerable
number of chickens about the place,
and it none have been fattened and
sold it is time to begin. Put up a
| lot ami fatten them and send them to
market, or take them 3 ourstlf if you
arc n< ar enough ; you will realize as
much money for them if sold now as
if they are kept later. The longer
they arc kept after this month is
ended the more feed they will require,
(let the cockerels out of the way
A FARMER must feed his fields to
get good crops, just as he feeds his
| cattle to get fat beef. There is a
great deal of judicious and paying
work that may be? done on few acres.
Sixty acres well tilled is better than
l'o poorly tilled. The beauties of
what is called at the South "inten
sive farming'' may be profitably
studied by the farmers of Pennsylva
nia. I here is a great deal of slouchy
farm work done among the Pennsyl
j rania hills.
How to Get Rid of Lice on Calves.
Mr. J. S. Woodward writes to the
Klinira Hu*hm>dnuin, as follows:
Take lard, or lard oil, or, what is
better still if yon have it, the grease
from fried pork, and add one-third
of crude or refined petroleum ; melt
the lard and shake thoroughly togeth
er, applying it as hot as possible
without burning the animal to which
it iu applied. Part the wool on the
sheep's back from head to tail, and
saturate with the melted compound.
Calves ran be treated much the same
way. Py doing this a week or ten
days after shearing and again in tbe
fsll, before they go into winter quar
i ters, sheep may lie kept free of ver
min. This remedy is better than
tobacco water, which operates to
sicken and stunt the growth of ani
mals to which it is applied.
Hard on Grass.
An iron toothed rake will kill more
weeds in a garden in an hour than a
j hoc can kill in three hours, if both
arc used when the weeds arc iust
showing their green leaves above tbe
surface, and more than a hoe can kill
in one day ten days later. Such a
rake will run over corn, peas, pota
toes, onions, carrots and becta until
they arc two or three inches high
without injury except to the weeds.
Toads as Bug Catchers.
A careful observer reports that he
has seen a toad swallow flfly-four
rose bugs for a single meal, and an
other feast on five large green cater
pillars, two-thirds tbe aixe of a lady's
little finger. They will even take
the hairy caterpillars that moat birds
dislike. Farmers and gardners would
do well to cultivate ao useful though
humble friends as these.