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PATRONS OF HU SBA RY.
ACCOX0 ODATION 0~ PATRONS AT THE
OFFICE OF SIuC'Y PENN. STATE GRANGE,
Mechanicsburg, Sept. 25, 1875. J
Worthy Sir and Brother.-The projected
Patrons Centennial Encampment, for the
entertainment of members of our Order and
their friends who will visit Philadelphia next
Summer, is now in a fair way of being carried
into effect, and I respectfully submit the fol
lowing for your consideration :
A lot of sixty or eighty acres of ground
will be procured on one of the great lines of
railway, within a few miles of the city of
Philadelphia, and the grounds laid out in
such manner as will be most conducive to
convenience and healthfulness. Substantial
board tents will be erected and furnished
with all articles necessary for comfortable
lodgings, somewhat on the style of the great
denominational camp meeting grounds at
Ocean Grove, Landisville and Mt. Union. A
railroad station will be located on the
grounds, so that visitors from all parts of the
United States and Territories can stop at the
encampment and can be conducted at once to
their tents. Railway passenger trains will
be run at stated intervals, between the en
campment and the Centennial Fair Grounds,
and passengers conveyed to and fro at very
low rates of fare.
Boarding tents will be located at con
venient points on the ground for the accom
modation of those who find it inconvenient
to bring provisions with them, and boarding
furnished at prices not exceeding $1.50 per
day. The camp will be furnished with
good water ; thoroughly drained; lighted at
night, and placed under the supervision of
an efficient police, and every effort put forth
to guarantee the comfort and protection of
visitors. In the centre of the grounds will
be erected a large building, a portion of
which will be used as a Grange hall
and reception room. The officers of the
association will also be located in this build
. ing, and a good fireproof safe placed therein
. In which visitors can deposit money and
other valuables during their stay.
The above is merely an outline of what is
* proposed by the Encampment Association-
the great object being to establsh a home
for the Patrons and farmers of the United
States where they can stop durihg their visit
to the great Centennial Exposition, without
running the risk of being "fleeced" by the
hotel and boarding house proprietors of Phil
adelphia. Lodging and boarding at this en
campment will not necessarily cost any one
over $2.00 per day, and where visitors bring
their provisions with them, their expenses
will be much less. The capacity of the en
campment will be amply sufficient for the
entertainment of from 5,000 to 7,000 people
per day, and it is hoped this project will be
the means of inducing many thousands of
our agricultural people to attend the centen
nial, who, under other circumstances, would
not be able to spare the money to remain
any time in Philadelphia. For the furnish
ing of the means to outry out this great en
terprse, a temporary association has been
formed, and a 4larter apilied for under the
Mllowing genert provisions:
The assocation w*ill be styled the " Ceuten
. nial Encampment AsLociation of the Patrons
of Husbandry." Capital Stoek, $150,000.
Number of Shares, 3,0O0. Par vflie of each
$hare, $50. The subscription of stock to be
Spaid in at such time and in such hilstallments
as the Boardof Directoms may hereafter de
naSine upon9 As sooarns 500 sharea .of
stoek have been subseritbed, a meeting will
be called at somo conveniett place, and a
,permanent organization effecteflh y the 9leo
tion of a President, Vice Presidh!t, Treas
prer Secretary and a Board of seven Direo.
trp, to be chosen fromamong timesdthold
It has been determined that for the ptes
e-.t, no Grage. or individual Patron shall=?
pr~otltted t iubscribe ltr more than one
breof stocdkr,] no pierson outside of our
ter will beallf * i t*ebeobaze astockhold
. By this inea b lreswill be kept
ntirely a o gour Ivsid ino speculation
emidtted. 'h rs ii dou bt Imthe stock
will piy a d i tiadisome pros o hEa't every
grUig} and 1'ian that in In the 'stock
willloev the rglnal in tnesitent tf $60
iad a divided of trmn $10 toI. by the ' t
of Noqbir, 1876. But in addison. to this, f
*h houorablepo itio# in wbich our Order
will be placed by the carrying out of this
great enterprise, aid the good to be confered
by it upon the Patronis and farmers of this
country, should be a greater incentive to
action than any consideration of profit.
The temporary officers of the association
are: President, Dr. M. Steck, IMaster of
Grange No. 27. Lycoming county; Vice
President J. C. Amerman, Master No. 57.
Montour, county; Treasurer, Townsend
Walter, Past Master No. 60, Chester county,
Secretary, R. 11f. Thomas, Secretary Pennsyl
vania State Grange, Mechanicsburg, Pa.
As the time for carrying out this great enter
prise is very limited, it is necessary that im
mediate action be taken, and to this end you
are earnestly requested to take this matter
into immediate consideration, and if you ap
prove and feel able and Willing to assist the
enterprise by subscibing one share of stock,
send in your name, No, of Grange, post office
address, county and State to me at the earli
est moment. Should your Grange conclude
to take a share (and mast of the Granges to
which this propositiP~n comes will no doubt
do so,) have it subscribed in the name of the
MIaster, for the use of the Grange, and use
the seal of the Grange on tha letter notifying
me of the subscription. There should be no
hesitency or delay in subscribing for the
stock. Over one hundred shares have been
taken in the counties of Lycoming, Centre
and Cumberland, within the past two days,
and the whole three thousand shares could be
sold in Eastern and Central Pennsylvania
and New Jersey within ten days if it were
deemed advisable. It has been thought best,
however to extend an opportunity for sub
scriptions to the Patrons of as many States
as can be conveniently reached in the short
time left for the work. It may be weH to
mention that the subscriptions will be called
for in installments of $5,10 or $15 at a time,
and the whole amount of each subscription
may not be wanted until late in the winter
or towards spring. In other, words, the
money will only be called for as needed. It
is also important for subscribers to the stock
to know that the Treasurer, Brother Town
send Walter, is a gentleman of wealth and
position, a practical farmer and owner of
600 acres of the finest land in Chester county.
IIe has occupied the position of treasurer of
his county a number of years, to the entire
satisfaction of his constituents. If you desire
to subscribe to the stock, notify ine immedi
R. H. TIIOO AS, Sec'y.
The above was sent us for publication by
the Secretary of the Territorial Grange. We
would state that full and complet.arrange
ments have been made. The eacamp
ment will furnish -a grand home for :all who
desire to avail themselves of it, and that, too,
at rates so reasonable tlint none can grumble.
Bro. McCammon states that he has taken
a share for the Territorial Grange.l, Hence
Montanialis will be more than welcome.
Of the $30,000 to be given on th. great
four mile race over the Bayr Pistrict Course,
San Francisco, $27,000 are entrance fees,
there beinig nine in number. 'Tle Turf,
Field and Farm, in'speaking of the avorites
says: " In Wildidle, Springbok a*d Rlith
erford the. fleetness` of the Adlstraaan. cross
is fortified by the stout blood of Ipxington.
In Katie Pease the unflinching endurance of
Planet is happily blended with the speed
and bottom of Gliende; and ti' G'imstead,
son of Giiroy, out of sister to Rurnc;:she by
Sovreign,' out of Levity,.b inip. Tri'stee;
Gilroy, by Lexington, out of Ma nolia, by
Glencoe, the best blood in the lait is com
mingled. With these gems of tht Aimeri
can stud as the repteseiitative knights of the
great tourney, we may safely predict a
grand contest for the $30,000 fouramile-4eat
race in the Golden City." It isistimated
that the Palific Jockey Club will dear over
0,000 upon the occasion:
Dr. S. Hull, one of the most eminent
litoIebulturists asid President of the Illinois
State Horticultural Society, died at his rest
dene ih Alton, on Monday; Nov. 8th.
8t. .l4.f Is to i avo a mammoth hbtcl,
eoving f Cresw$f ground aund containr
iug om ii rooms.
l Ii V , 1convention of the
An iaodatiou of Breeders of ShortI
h 1 i d two days.w i la be
i WedneRday, December 1st, 1875,
anrd S uing~Jn twto days.
JERSY ItEIFI R' 's BUTTER.-1Th1 publica
tion of the dairy product of cows which have
been forced by high feeting to yield an unus
ual quantity of milk or lutter, may be of
doubtful utility; but the record of such as
have been kept on grass or hy only is inter
esting to dairymen, and in the ease of a breed
so recently introduced into the country as
the Jersey, and which is still on trul before
the dairying public, such information may
be both interesting and profitable. I accor
dingly offer the following statement oef a
week's product of my .Jersey heitier Lady
Regent, No.3665 in Herd Register, A. J. C.
C., aged 24 months, as a specimen of what
this breed of cattle is du)ing, and of the early
age at which they come into profit :
The trial was made Oct. 5th-11th. During
each of the seven days the yield of milk was
exactly the same, viz.: 20 lbs. Each one
of the morning milkings was 11 lbs,, and
each one of the evning milkings 9 lbs.
The yield of butter for the weeck was S lbs.
8 oz. During the last two days of trial the
butter made was 2 lbs. S oz., one pound and
a quarter per day ; and the amount would,
without doubt, have been the same rate in
the five days proceeding, had there been a
fire in the milk-room, and the temperature
been maintained at the proper height. 1)u
ring the last two clays a pound of milk
yielded an ounce of butter ; and considering 2
15-100 lbs.of milk as equal to a quart, it took
less than seven and one-half quarts of milk to
mnak1, a pound of butter.
The feed was grass only ; the heifer run
ning in pasture with the rest of the herd, con
sisting of twenty head ; nor had her feed ever
been anything but hay or grass.
The above figures were given me by my
dairyman, an intellgent and honest Yankee,
whose statements during the last two and a
half years I have allways found to be trust
worthy, and who, in this particular case,
could have had no reason for deceiving me.
At a meeting for discussion during the re
cent New York State Fair, T. K. Hawley
suggested a plan of treating butter with
brine instead of salt, stating also that it had
been tried with satisfaction by HIon. Harris
Lewis. Mr. Hawley said:
I maintain that salt does not preserve but
ter. If it did, every dairy and every firkin
that is put down in good order should be
preserved as certainly as a barrel of good
pork properly salted is preserved. But
such is not the fact.
What salt really does in butter besides the
flavorinig is that it acts upon the cheesy mat
ter incorporated into it, and this action is
detrimental to o the keeping. The truth is
that butter may be kept indefinitely without
the use of salt it it be freed from the ele
ments upon which the salt acts and from all
impurities of every character. Now l ask if
it would not be better to employ brine for
the cleansing of the butter from these foreign
substances, at the same time giving the fla
vor which is desired to suit the taste? Can
'not these.objects be obtained more certainly
and more thoroughly by the use of brine ?
We get the flavoring as surely as by the use
of salt, and by the washing we do more.
My plan would be to stop the churning
just before the butter is gatherd, taking it
when it floats in pellets, and by the use of
brine as a wash, cleansing it from 'that which
induces decay or loss of quality, and so fitting
it for use or the market, and I believe tending
to its preservation. I would make the brine
pure by cleansing. I care not what kind of
.salt be used, there are impurities, and these
incorporated into the butter, tend not only
to damage its quality, but to induce decay.
So I would strain the brine, making it as
clear and pure as possible. After washing
the bthtter with this, I would then use the
brine on the compost heap, because it must
contain much of cheesy properties that come
out of the butter. And I would make a sec
ond and then a third with bribe as carefully
prepared. The brines of these last two
washings I would save' for. the washing
of the next churning, throwing them away
a fter that use. It seems to me that all the
ipurposes for which salt is used in butter
would bei ittained by these repeated wash
ings, and more certainly, and I shotld be
stwe that there, was no salt left in the butter
.to..t u nupo i.cheesy matter, thus.amaging
the'qu&lity The butter would be made no
more salt than tue brine. Water, a s.-e a,'
khnow, will idissole a,,givn: qum i ntity salt,
awl no mor., M1I weteas atura ed solutin'
te: w.nter could bie made no more salty: If
-IfI 1i5 too mtich'to smitthel requiremeriti of
the market, as it would be'tle `'last Kwashing
should be made with a weaker brine.
'I'TANKSGIVNG sponge cake: HIappening
A KNIGIIT of Saint Crispin holds on to
WINTER " hops" are raised in Diamond
by the Terpscihorean Club.
TinII more ruffled our ladies are, the bNitter
they think they appear.
IF the scarcity of husbands is the cause ot
Woman Suffragists let them flee ulnto i ta
A SP'LNDID recipe for dressing fowl has
been furnished Dame Nature, as the flashing
robes of the peacock indicate.
THEiIREiE is considerable healthy gossiping
going on at the White Sulphur Springs.
Meagher county. At least, the guests aru
continually getting into hot water.
A GOLDEN fluid is a certain preserver of
BATOcrLEORHIOOD is by fur the most pre
ferable, since Mis-Fortune never comes to us
A GENT in the Valley has taken a policy
in the old and reliable Mutrimnonial Al
A BEER TICKET is good only for a downr
TiIn women of America seem determined
to cast the rag-baby out in the cold. Their
present style of pull-back is a severe restri,
tion upon inflation.
Mu. WooDs, of the dramatic profession,
said that lie was quite a Forest. The audi
ence thought he meant wilderness.
A WVESTERN lawyer defines the Art of
Civilization as getting your neighbor's
money out of his pocket into your own,
without making yourself amenable to the
A LITTLE boy wanted to borrow his aunt's
dog for a moment, and asked her to let him
have a piece of string so he could lead him.
" What are you going to do with hinm ?" said
the good lady. The boy hesitated for a nrº
mnent, and then said : " Well, you see a boy
round the corner bet me his dog was a
larger (log than yours." "Well," said .the
aunt; "suppose that it tu'rns out tliht his
dog is the larger one?" '" Then," said the
nephew; " you'll lose your dog."
When that little boy becomes a grown-up
nman it is thought he will be a great banker.
He evidently understands the principle of
modern, banking-borrow somebody's dog
and bet it against something else. Provided,
however, that success attends his first effort
the next thne he will borrow two dogs. But
many a brilliant man has beeri spoiled by
failure in the first vcuture.
"SPEECH is a pump, by which we raise up
water from the great lake of thought,
whither it flows back again." This figure
of speech accounts for the thin, watery and
diluted stuff with which too many writers
attempt to satisfy'theiir readers. A writer,
like a milkman, should go .out of business
when lie cannot supply his customers with
out recourse to the pump.--Exchange.
Like the weary traveler at the alkalin.
spring of the desert, "we drink and are riot
A YOUNG and beautiful New Jersey girl,
who was falsely accused of theft and acquit
ed on instructions from the Judge, sprang
on the bench and gave his honor a resound
ing kiss "for his mother." She was not
flned for contempt, and the judge did not
say, ' Never let me catch you here again,"
or " Don't do so any more.
"I am going to publish a book of miscel
laneous papers.'" "Under what title? "
asked Jerrold. "Oh, an ordinary title,"
said Lemon; " Prose and Veise."' " Ah,"
said Jerrold, smiling not unkindly, though
the rejoinder flashed and cut, "Prose and
Worse." In contrast, let me instance Mark'
Lemon's very latest jeu d'esprit, not hitherto
in print, A few days before his" death,. a
yoiug custom-house clerk, who had played
in ," Falstaff," as an amateur, called upon
him at Crawley. There was an outer and es
inner door to the room where poor Mark
was lying. McDonald blundered with ithe
doors and made air awkward enterahb.
".Surprised at your stupidity, .Mac, .dt
the invalid; it you certainly ought to:.t3
derstand double entry."-London Society.