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FARM AND HOUSEHOLD ITEMS
We imHtc communication from all persons who are
interested in matters properly belonging to thit
Facts About Poultry.
The following facta regarding my expe
rience with poultry, may bo interesting
to some of your readers:
We kept over winter ten liens, and two
birds of the male persuasion. They are
all Urahmas. From December 27th, to
April 2Gth, inclusive of both dates just
four months we obtained
400 eggs, 2 1-13 cents,
83 clucks S 5 cents,
They cost, 110 eggs to hatch
2 1-12 cents,
7 bushels of corn 75 cents,
Balahco in favor of poultry,
For attending them, we have about
twelve bushels of compost, (in my opin
ion) equal in value to as much commer
cial guano. The compost is nuido by
sprinkling road dust (the dryer the better.)
over the droppings, occasionally, to the
depth of an inch or more. This absorbs
and retains the ammonia ; and keeps the
hen-house free from offensive and dele
Before, garden-making, we allow the
fowls to run in the garden to destroy
myriads of larvae of insects. After the
seeds have been planted, we turn .in the
chicks;-until they are larger than part
ridges, to eat the insects which come to
feast upon the young plants. There is
no other means so effective to prevent the
ravages of insects in a garden.
We do not feed our fowls. We put the
grain in troughs, where they can help
themselves, at will. This plan saves
trouble and feed. A variety of food does
lest. All of the grains are better than
any one. Corn is the best one. Chicks
two days old, should have wheat, or
cracked corn, along with moistened corn
meal, or soaked bread. Corn is best to
fatten with. We have taken a pint of
pure oil from a small Brahma pullet, hav
ing enough left for rich dressing. We
never fatten by cramming, or extra feed.
Brahnias are quiet, and take on fat with
Last season a pound of dressed chick
en cost our own raising about ten cts.
Beef cost twelve to eighteen cents per
pound. Chicken bones arc less than the
bones in beef.
From the foregoing statement, it might
be inferred that too great a percentage of
eggs is lost in hatching 83 chicks hav
ing been reared from 110 eggs; but the
first eggs were set early, and one whole
Betting 15 eggs were frozen, no fault
of the eggs. Seven chicks died from
want of protection from the severe cold ;
so that 90 chicks were hatched from 95
eggs and this in the inclement season
from January 18th to April 2Gth.
Brahmasset well; and their chicks are
as hardy as any of the common varieties
We know of no quality that a domes
tic fowl should have, that is not possessed
in an eminent degree by the Brahma.
Use of the Woodpecker.
At a recent meeting of the Farmers'
Club, a communication was received from
A. II. Cashincr,' of Pcrryville, Mo., in
relation to borers. lie states that upon
examining his apple trees ho found that
nearly all the borers had been destroyed
by woodpeckers, and he advised the Club
and fruit growers generally, not, on any
account, to destroy a woodpecker. He
would not kill one for $5.
Mr. Curtis addressed the meeting at
considerable length upon the same sub
ject. He approved of the opin ion of Mr.
Cashiner in relation to the grubs and
No woodpecker would ever injure a
tree, and he should not be disturbed or
interfered with for any consideration.
They will take grapes, cherries, and per
haps mulberries, but they will not injure
the growth of trees and vines; and as
for the little fruit they may steal they
are entitled to it, as they preserve tho
couutry from worms, caterpillers and oth
er dangcious insects.
Prof. Cotton said that in South Caroli
na nearly all the trees in one section of
a county had been destroyed by grubs,
simply because the people had been fool
ish enough to destroy all the woodpeck
It is a question upon which nil do not
agree, whether it is best to wash wool or
put it into market unwashed. Wo be
lieve in tho West and Northwest tho pre
dominating opiniou is in favor of wash
ing. Tho strongest argument in support
of this conclusion is tho cost of trans
porting tho additional weight to market
for whether the farmer ships his clip to
a commission houso or sells it at home,
tho cost of freight iscountcd against him.
The best remedy for this will bo found in
encouraging tho manufacturers to erect
their factories in wool growing localities.
Then freights upon both wool and cloth
will be saved. Another help to tho con
clusion to wash wool has been found in
the arbitrary rule or practice of the ma
jority of buyers. They will pay more
for washed wool, even though it has run
long enough after washing to become
nearly as heavy as before' With those
who feel it is their interest to wash, the
question is, how can wo do it best, all
things considered ?
Where the necessary facilities can be
had, wo recommended swimming, as sav
ing much labor to both men and sheep,
and doing the work quicker and better
than any other method. A running
stream should be selected, and a point
found where the bottom and banks are
not muddy. Sheep should be put across
as many as three times, with an interval
of about half an hour of sunshine be
tween crossings. If in clean water and
deep enough to keep clear, sheep can be
washed no more thoroughly in any of the
modes common among flock masters.
We have known three men to wash a
thousand sheep in this maimer in two
hours after getting to tho water and do
it well, too. Very little preparatory work
is necessary, as most well-trained flocks
can be put across a stream without
trouble, at almost any point. "Western
New Bloomilcld, Pa.
THE subscriber having purchased the property
on the wrncr ot Maine and Carlisle streets,
opposite the Court House, invites all his friends
and former justomeis to (jive him a call as lie is
determined i furnish llrst class accommodations.
3 ltf. Proprietor.
Terry 00111117, renn'n.
HAVING purchased the hotel formerly occu
pied by David B. Lupfer, situated on North
Carlisle Street adjoining the Court House, I am
prepared to receive transient guests or regular
To all who favor mo with their custom, I shall
endeavor to furnish llrst class accommodations. A
call Is solicited.
OEOIi QE DERRICK.
Bloomlleld, March 9, 1RG9.
3 10 ly 5
TnoMAS Moore. S. S. Webf.h.
RE- FITTED !
This fine Hotel is located on
Arch Street, Between Third and Fourth Street,
MOOEE S WEBER
January 1, 18G9.
10 4 Sheeting Muslin,
9 8 Sheeting Muslin,
5 4 Pillow Case Muslin,
42 Inch Pillow Case Muslin,
4 4 Sheeting Muslin,
3 4 Shirting Muslin,
9 4 Sheeting Linen,
For sale at the lowest price by,
F. Mortimer & Co.
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No. 120 ARCH STREET,
Jtr The salo of Eggs, Seeds, Grain and Wool,
Air l'leaso send for a Circular. 4 138
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Soap and more than 'A the wear of Clothes.
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!u Other papers wishing to insert tills adver
tisement will please address F. E. Thurston. Ad
vertising Agent, 3y00 Lancaster Avenue, Philadel
phia. S. T. AUGE k CO.,
TO OUIi FRIENDS!
THE undersigned have tills day formed a Co.
Partnership under the name of
SIDDAIX & MARKLEY,
and will continue the
WHOLESALE DRUG BUSINESS,
At No. 119 Market Street,
Succedlng to the well-known house of
WRIOHT & SIDDALL.
Trusting to receive a continuance of the favors
so liberally bestowed ou the old tlnn,
We are yours, Respectfully,
FRANCIS II. SIDDALL.1
One of the llrm of Wright & Hlddall.
ARTHUR D. MARKLEY, M. 1).,
riillttdolpula, Junuary 1, 1870.
THE subscriber having opened a new Store, ono
door East of Swcgor's Hotel, solicits a share
of the public patronage. Ho lias just received a
lull supply of
New O o o ds,
and will constantly keep on hand, a complete as
Q UEFJS'S WA RE, II A RD WARE,
ROOTS fc SHOES, HA TS fc CAPS.
And Everything else usually kept In Stores.
S- Call and see my stock.
ROIVT. N. WILLIS,
New liloomlleld, Pa.
Tlio Bloomfield Times
Wc now have the material to
do all kinds of
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IPiillic &alc Bill,
ria!u or in Colors.
Blanks of All Kinds !
OF ALL SIZES,
PLAIN OR FANCY I
In fact wo aro prepared to do every
Uusually Done in a Country Office I
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AT REASONABLE BATES.
. 31. Eiu( v isiilli's Hotel !
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AT THE LOW MICE OF
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NOTICE TO SOLDIERS.
SOLDIERS DISCHARGED for sickness or other
cause, who enlisted before July 22, 1861, for 3
years, will receive llounty now due them, or their
heirs, by making immediate application, either in
person or by letter to
March 22, 1870.3t IFerry County, Pa.
MR. SAMUEL II, BECK Is this day admitted
to an Interest In my business.
, , K. MORTIMER.
Now Bloomilcld, January 15, 1870.
The business will be continued at the same place,
under the firm of
T. MORTIMER CO.
Northern Central Railway.
Through and Direct Route to and from Washing,
ton, Jlultimnre, Elmira, Erie, iwffaio,
Rochester and Niagara Htlls.
ON AND AFTER SUNDAY. DECEMBER 2(1.
1869. the trains on tho Northern Central Rail
way will run as follows :
Leaves Baltimore. 8.15 a.m. Ilarrlsburpr, 1 p. m.
Williamsport 6.15 p. in., and arr. at Elmira, 10 p.m..
Leaves Baltimore, lo.iop.m. I llarrisburg. 2.30 a.m.
Williaiusport. 7.40 a. in. Elmira. 12 noon.
Arrives at Canandnigna at 3.40 p. m.
Leaves Baltimore 12.20 p. m. Harrisburg 4.20 p.m.
Arr. at Wllllnmspnrt8.2Sp.in., and Erie at 51.45 a. 111.
Leaves Baltimore 7.40 p.m. ar. lhiiTishurcll.fiS p.m.
YORK AND HARRISliURO ACCOMMODATION
Leaves York at 6.30 a. in., arr. at Hanisburg 8 a.m
Emigrant Train with passenger car attached,
leaving Harrisburg at 7.30 a. m., arrives at Sun
bury at 11.15 a. 111.
Leaves Elmira 0.15 a. 111. I Williamsport 9.45 a. m.
Harrisburg 2.45 p. m. Ar. Baltimore at 7 p. m
Leaves Canaiirtaigua 4.45 p. in., Elmira 8.40 p. in.
Williamsport 12.2. a. 111.. HaiTisbiu g at 5.15 a. 111.
Arrives at Baltimore at 9 a. in.
Leaves Harrisburg 10.45 p.m., Ar. Baltimore 2.30 a.ni
Lvs. Sunbury C.20 a. 111., Ar. Harrisburg 7.45 a. m-
Lvs. Harrisburg 12.05 p. 111., Ar. Baltimore 3.50 p.m.
Yohk and Hahiiisih'iig Accommodation.
Lvs. Harrisburg 4.30 p. in., Arr. at York 6 p. 111.
i-Mail Train north and south, Fast. Line north,
and York and Harrlslung Accommodation north
and south, and Erie Express. Erie Mail south, Cin
cinnati Express north, Pacilic Express south, and
Emigrant north daily except Sundav.
Bullalo Express north and south daily.
Cincinnati Express south daily except Saturday.
For further information apply at the Ticket
oilice, Pennsylvania Railroad Depot.
ALFRED R. F1SKE.
:Io-:3iii,v, JSov. 22d, IS69.
01 REAT TRUNK LINE FROM TOE NORTH
T anil North-West for Philadelphia, New York,
Rending, Pnttsville, Taniaqua. Ashland, Shamokin,
Lebanon. Alieiitowu, Easton, Eplirata, Litiz, Lan
caster, Columbia. &e.. &c.
Trains leave Harrisburg for New York, as follows :
At 2.30. 5.35, 8.10, a.m., and 12.20 noon, and 2.55,
11.0(1. i. M., connecting with similar trains on tho
Penn'a Railroad, and arriving at New York at 10.
15, A. M., and 12.05, noun, 3.35. (i.35. 10.CO, 1. M.. and
0.00, a. M., respectively. Sleeping cars accompany
the 2.30, ami 5.35, a. M., and 12.20, noon trains with
Leave Harrisburg for Reading, Pottsville, Taina
qua, Minersville, Ashland, Shauiokin, Pine drove.
Alieiitowu, Philadelphia, at 8.10, A. M., and2.55, and
4.10, P. M., tho 2. 55 train stopping at Lebanon only;
the 4.10 1'. m. train stopping at all Stations andjitak
iu connections for Philadelphia, Pottsville and Co
lumbia, anil all intermediate Stations between said
pointsonlv. For Pottsville. Schuylkill Haven and
Auburn, via Schuylkill and Susquehanna Railroad,
leave Harrisburg at 3.40 i M.
Returning : Leave New York at 9 A. sr., 12 noon,
and 5 and 81'. M. : Philadelphia at 8.15 a.m.. and
3.30 p. M. Sleeping cars accompany the 9 A. m. and
5 and 8 P. M. trains from New York, without
Way passenger train leaves Philadelphia at 7.30
A. M.,'connecting with similar train on EastPcnn'ii
Railroad, returning from Reading at 6.35 p. M.,
stopping at all Stations; leave Pottsville at 5.40,
and 9 A. M. and 3. 05 P. M. : Herndon at 9.30 A. M. ;
shamokin at a.4i) and 10.40 A. m. j Ashland, 7.05 a.
m. and 12..SU 110011 ; Taniaqua at 8.33 A. M. and 2.20 p.
m. for Philadelphia and New York.
Leave Pottsville via Schuylkill and Susquehanna,
Railroad at 8.15 A. m.. for Harrisburg, and 11.30 a. m
for Pine drove and Tremont.
ReadingaeconiiiHKlation train: leaves Pottsvllln
at 5.40 a. M., passing Reading at 7. 30 a. M..arrivinR
at Philadelphia at 10.20 A. M., returning loaves
Philadelphia at 4. 45 p. m. passing Reading at 7.40
p. m arriving at Pottsville at 9.30 p. M.
Pottstown Accommodation train : Leaves Potts
town at 0.45 a. m., reluming, leaves Philadelphlaat
4.00 p. 111.
Columbia Railroad trains leave Reading at 7.1.r
a. m. and G.15 p. 111. for Eplirata, Lltiz, Lancaster,
Perkiomen Railroad trainsleavererkioinen Junc
tion at 9 a. 111. and 3.10 and fi.au p. 111. Returning,
leaves Schwenksville 11t6.ll), 8.12a. mand 12.45 110011,
connecting with similar trains on Reading Rail
road. Colebrookdale Railroad train leaves Pottstown at
8.45a. 111. and 6.20 p. m., for Mt. Pleasant. arrivingat
10.20 a. in. and 7.2op. 111. ; returning leave Mt. Pleas
ant at 7. and 11 a. 111., connecting with similar trains
on Reading R. R.
Chester valley Railroad trains leave Bridgeport
at 8.30 a. 111., 2.05 and 5.02 p. in. Returning, leavo
Downingtown at fi.3o a. 111., 12.45. noon, and 5.15
p. 111., connecting with trains on Reading Railroad.
On Sundays; Leave New York at 5 and 8 p. 111. ;
Phila. ut 8 a. 111. and 3.15 p. 111. s the 8a. 111. train run
ning only to Reading; Pottsville 8 a. 111.; Harris
burg fi.35 a. 111.. and 4.10 and 11.00 p. in. : and Read-
ng at 12.43 midnight, and 7.15a. m. for Harrisburg:
it 7.20 a. 111. and 12.55 a. m. for New York; and at
9.40a. 111.. 4.25 11. m. for Phila.
Commutation, Mileage, Season, School and Ex
cursion Tickets to aud from all points at reduced
Baggage cheeked through, 100 pounds allowed
. A.NICOLLS, Gen'ISup't.
Daily Express and Freight Line
BLOOMFIELD & NEWPORT!
THK subscriber wishes to notify the citizens of
Bloointleld and Newport that he Is running a
Daily Line between these two places. and will haul
Freight of any kind, or promptly deliver package
or messages entrusted to his care.
, Orders may he left for him at the stores of
F. Mortimer & Co., New Bloointleld, or Mllligaiili
Musscr, Newport, i'a.
J. 8. W1IITMORE.
liloomlleld, January 25, 1870.
Q. LASS AND QUEEXSWARK.
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received by the subscribers. Persons wantlif
any article of this kind, will do well to exumla
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