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Tuesday, September 20, 1870.
FARM AND . HOUSEHOLD ITEMS
We Invite communications from allpertonswhoart
Interested in matters properly belonging to this
Tan Bark as a Fertilizer.
A correspondent writes to the Rural
Neie Yorker in answer to the inquiry of
a correspondent, as to the value of spent
tan bark ashes for fertilizing :
In answer, I would say that they are
very good for fertilizing sandy soils,-
though not as good as hard wood ashes
from the fact that hard wood ashes con
tain a greater amount of alkali, and are
consequently better adapted to destroy
the acidity common to such soils. But
experience teaches me that using the bark
instead of the ashes is far more profitable
and in reality much better, especially for
My experience is as follows : Sever
al years ago my garden, being in part the
hardest quality of clay, when plowed
would break up in chunks from the size
of a man's fist up to that of a half bush
el, and even larger ; and with all the clod
crushing and manuring I could do, I could
scarcely raise anything, nor could I re
duce the lumps in the least. Finally, af
ter every thing else failed, I resolved to
try tan bark, which I did in the spring
of 18(i8, using bark fresh from the yard
mixed with lime, in proportions of about
six or eight bushels of bark to one of
lime, the lime or ashes, is preferable
being used to neutralize the acid in the
bark. This was spread about three inch
es deep over the ground and plowed un
der as well as the lumps would admit of;
the clods were then crushed and the
ground planted ; but the crop manifested
but very little improvement over previous
Last season a dressing of barn yard
manure was plowed uuder, and the result
was a gain in the yield of about one hun
dred and fifty per cent over any previous
season, to say nothing of vanished clods
and the labor saved in pulverizing them.
This year a dressing of well-rotted stable
manure was turned under, and every
thing continuing favorable, a gain of fifty
per cent, over last year is anticipa
ted. Thus, with less labor and less ma
nure, I can now raise nearly four times
the amount that I could before, and all
owing to the one dressing of tan-bark
My experiment was with oakbark,though
the hemlock bark would produce the
same result. This bark is also excellent
to put about currant bushes, strawberry
vines, or indeed, about anything where
the ground is not stirred more than once
a year, as it keeps the surface of the
ground moist; and if put on sufficiently
thick, gay three or four inches, grass and
weeds will not bother to any great ex
No Middle Furrow.
To plow a field so as not to have any
middle furrow : 1st Measure across one
end, and in exactly half way across set a
stake tall enough to bo seen across the field
from the other end. Then proceed to
the other end and there find the centre
by careful measurement, and hero with
stake in hand ; proceed toward the first
stake set, till the distance from the end
shall equal half the diameter as just
measured, and there set the stake. Then
go to the first stake set and carry it tow
and the last one a distanco equal to ono
half the diameter of that end of the field ;
there tset it. Should one end be wider
than the other, the wide end should have
two stakes put in such position that each
of the three will be equidistant from the
outside Then commence and "
around from one stake to another.
The ridge formed by the back-furrows
as above mentioned, can bo turned on at
tho corners, and leaves no baulks and
saves driving. There may bo ono short
furrow to " haw'' out in the centre, but
that can bo avoided. This method saves
making such ridos us are often seen next
the fences. ..... .
Eye and Indian Bread.
Three quarts of corn meal scalded with
two-and a-lialf quarts of boiling water, oue
table-spoon of salt, 'ono tea-cup of molas
ses ; let it cool a few minutes, and add
one quart of rye flour and ono quart of
buttermilk with a heaping tea-spoonful
of salcratus stirred int ) it. Bake four or
five hours. ,
To Destroy Burdock. :
Cut them when in bloom ; when the
burs are mostly formed, and sticky ; and
it is sure death. The next spring the
roots will die. It is not nocessary to pull
them, only to show to what depth they
penetrate and tho futility of digging.
Bear in mind that the dock must not be
harmed in its growth till the proper time
of cutting. Salt will have no effect un
less the euttiug be at the proper time.
It has proved so with me. If any one
has as easy way of killing yellow dock, or
any way at all, I would like to hear from
him. S. K. Mich.
White button ouion peel and steep in
strong salt and water four days, changing
two or three times; wipe quite dry.
Pour over them Bcalding milk, leaving
them to cool in it. Brain and dry each
on a cloth, then place in jars. Boil white
wine vinegar and pour over them. Add
Bmall bits of mace whole blade mace
sparingly, and bits of red pepper. Tie
the mouths of the jars with a wet bladder
then leather over it. Keep in a cool
place and you will be sure of approving
and enjoying the pickles.
Salt in Cooking Vegetables.
If one portion of a dish of vegetables
bo boiled in pure water, and the other in
water to which a little salt has been add
ed, the latter will be found better flavored
and more tender; if potatoes, they are
Onions are especially improved by being
cooked in salt water. Their rankness of
odor and flavor is mitigated, or modified
into a peculiar sweetness and aroma. The
salt appears to hinder the evaporation of
the more volatile principles of the vegeta
Life Insurance Company,
OF NEW YORK,
STRICTLY MUTUAL !
ABHcts, 4,noo,ooo :
ISSUES all the now forms of Policies, and pro
sents as favorable terms as any company In the
The Company will make temporary loans ou Its
Thirty days' grace allowed on each payment, and
the policy held (?ood duriiiK that time.
Policies Issued by this Company are non-forfeiture.
No extra charges are made for traveling permits.
Policy-holders share in the Riinnal profits of tho
Company, and have a voice in the elections and
management of the Company.
No policy or medical fee charged. '"' '
Justus Lawrence, Pres't.
M. 11. Wynkoop, Vice Pres't.
J. P.Hoqkrs, Sec'y.
. J. F. EATON.
No. 6 North Third Street.
4.29 yl College lllock, Ilarrlsbnrg, Pa.
New Elooinilcld, Tn.
THE subscriber having purchased the property
on the corner of Maine and Carlisle st reets,
opposite the Court House, invites all his friends
and former customers to give him a call as he Is
determined to furnish llrsl class accommodations.
3 ltf. . Proprietor.
Terry County, Pcnn'a.
HAVING purchased tho hotel formerly occu
pied by David H. Luiifer, situated ou 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 lirst class accommodations. A
call is solicited.
Bloomileld, March 9, 18C9. 3 10 ly 5
OTICE TO LAND OWNERS I
After the 12th day of August of this year, (1870)
suits will lie liable to be brought in tho Court of
Dauphin County for money duo ou lands In Perry
County, unpatented. '
MuFor information relative to the Patenting of
lauds, call ou or address
S. 11. GAUiKAlTlf, '
Attornev-at-l.aw & County Surveyor.
Bloomllold, March 8, 1S70. tf.
Banking and Stocks.
Jay Cooke & Co.,
112 AND 114 SOUTH THIRD STREET,
DEALERS IN ALL
Old 5.20s Wanted
IN EXCHANGE TOR NEW.
A LIBERAL DIFFERENCE ALLOWED.
Compound Interest Notes Wanted.
INTEREST ALLOWED ON DEPOSITS.
"COLECTIONS made j STOCKS bought
and sold on Commission.
13?" SPECIAL business accommodations re
served for LADIES. 3191
Books I Books I Books !
PERKINPINE & HIGGINS,
56 NORTH FOURTH STREET,
KEEP CONSTANTLY ON IIAND a full supply
of the latest and best LimuuY Books from
the leading Societies and Publishers. We make
our selections with great care, and guarantee the
moral and religious character of the books, cheer
fully exchanging any that may not be satisfactory,
selling at Publishers prices, and, wherever practi
cable, making liberal discount to Schools.
S- A full assortment of MUSIC ROOKS.
Spellers, Question and Lcston Rooks, Maps, Med
als, Reward Cards, Rlackboards, RiMe Diction
aries, Certificate Rlanks, Library Registers,
Secretaries' and Superintendents'
Rooks, Mottoes, Scripture Pic
tures, Infant Class Manuals,
and everything new and useful for Sabbath-school
use kept on hand or supplied to order. Wo have
been engaged In this special branch of business
for years past, and have acquired an experience
which we think our customers uniformly find ben.
ellclal to their Interests. A Descriptive and Illus
trated Catalogue, containing names and prices of
several thousand volumes, sent free to any address
Philadelphia, April 5, 1870.
WOOD AND WILLOW WARE.
CUIAYMXX & CO.,
Wholesale Dealers In
Batting, Wadding, Twines, &c,
And a line assortment of
Wood and Willow. Ware,
No. 843, North Third Street,
January 1, 18G9. .
Pensions, Bounties, &c.
WIDOWS, Minor Children, Mothers, Fathers,
&c., of Soldiers who were killed or died of
disease contracted in the Service of the United
Btatos, can now make application for Pension.
Also Soldiers who contracted disease or were
wounded, ruptured, or in any way disabled iu tho
war of 1801.
When widows dio or re-marry, tho child or
children uuder sixteen years of age are entitled to
The time for tiling claims for additional bounty
has been extended six months.
Particular attention given toold suspended cases
in the dillercnt departments at Washington, 1). C.
If you have, or think you have a claim against the
Government, call on or address tho undersigned.
No charge for information.
Attorney for Claimants,
4 31 NEW BLOOMFIELD, PA.
S. S. WEBER.
Tills Hue Hotel Is located on
Arch Street, Between Third and Fourth Street,
MOOltE & WEBEIt
January 1, 1KG9.
A Desirable Farm for Sale.
Y7"ILL ho sold at a bargain, a FARM situated
TV in Centre township, about 2 miles North
West of liloomtleld borough, containing 103
ACltlCsi, 37 well timbered, and tho balance clear
ed, and under a high state of cultivation. Thera
are on the premises a LOG HOUSE, plastered, con
taining 7 rooms ; a good BANK BAUN, a good
SAW MILL and 2 LIME OUAKKIK8.
A-Fur further Information apply to
C. A. UAltNETT. Att'y-at-Law,
New Bloomileld, Pa.,
Or on the premises to Mrs. Uehecoa Uaoi'tf .13o8t
THE subscriber having opened a new Store, one
door Ktut of Bweger's Hotel, solicits a share
of the public patronage, lie has Just received a
lull supply of
IV O "V Gr O O 1 H ,
and will constantly keep on hand, a complete as
Q UEENSWARE, HARDWARE,
BOOTS & SHOES, HATS A CAPS.
And Everything else nsnaily kept la Stores.
3" Call and see my stock.
ROB'T. N. WILLIS,
New Bloomileld, Pa.
IiEB .A. DNT O XT
Mutual Fire Insurance Company,
POLICIES PERPETUAL at Low Rates. No
Steam risks taken. This Is one of the best
conducted and most reliable Companies In the
State. Country nronertv Insured PerDctuallv
t $1 00 per thousand, and Town property at K 00
Cattle Insurance Company,
INSURES HORSES AND CATTLE AGAINST
Death, Theft, or Accident, at very Low Rates.
Call on or address
NEW BLOOMFIELD, PA.,
Agent for Perry County.
From the Daily Miners' Journal of July 22, 1870.
Yesterday James H. Grlor, Agent of the Leb
anon Mutual Fire Insurance Company, promptly
paid Lewis Harris $150, his insurance policy in full,
which he lost by tire on Railroad Street, last Fri
Mr. Grier also paid John Pettlnger 80, his In
surance jioliey in full, which was on a horse that
died last Saturday, and was Insured in the Penn
sylvania Cattle Insurance Company, of Potts
KITCHEN CRYSTAL SOAP.
will llnd the
KITCHEN CRYSTAL .SOAP
A great help In cleaning their houses. It Is tho
. Original aud Only Geuuiue
Paint Cleaner and Restorer, and will clean more
paint and do it better tliau any other Soap
It will clean and polish Marble. It will clean and
urighten Fine Brass, Copper and all Metalie Ware,
and will remove all Paint, Pitch, Tar, Grease, Ink,
Varnish or any other dirt from the hands. It is
the only Soap for cleaning Windows or any kind of
EARTHERN WARE. All other Soaps that are
advertised to do the same are IMITATIONS of our
Soap, and will not compare witli
THE GREAT LABOR-SAVING
KITCHEN CRYSTAL SOAP I
Try It and you will like It. Ask for the
"Kitchen Crystal Soap," and take no other. All
Grocers sell it.
EASTMAN & BROOKE,
431 North Third Street,
Sole Proprietors and Manufacturers.
a.Tho above Is for sale by F. Mortimer & Co.
New Bloomileld, Pa. 3313m.
Gil EAT B All GAINS
A Great Variety of Notions,
AT VERY LOW PRICES.
A Pine Assortment of Hardware
CHEAP POll CASH.
WOOD & WILLOW WARE,
And a great variety of other goods, all
' of which will ha Bold " ;
AT G1113AT ISAICUAIXH.
F. Mortimer & Co.
THE Kidneys a re two in number, situated at
the upper part of the loin, surrounded by
fat. and consisting of three parts, viz the An
terior, the Interior and tho Exterior.
The Anterior absorbs. Interior consists of
tissues or veins, which serve as a deposit for
the urine and convey It to the Exterior. The
Exterior is a conductor also, terminating in a
single tube, and called the Ureter. The Ureters
are connected with the bladder.
The bladder is composed of various cover
ings or tissues, divided into parts, viz. i the
Upper, the Lower, tho Nervous, and the Mucous.
The upper expels, the lower retains. Many
have a desire to urinate without the ability;
others urinate without the ability to retain.
This frequently occurs in children.
To cure these affections, we must bring into
action the muscles, which are engaged in their
various functions. If they arc neglected, Gravel
or Dropsy may ensue.
The reader must also be made aware, that
however slight may be the attack, it is sure t
affect the bodily health and mental powers, as
onr flesh and blood are supported from these
Gottt, or Rheumatism. Pain occurring iu
the loins are indicative of the above diseases.
They occur in persons disposed to acid stomach
and chalkv concretions.
The Gravel. The gravel ensues from neg
lect or improper treatment of tho kidneys.
These organs being weak, the water is net ex
pelled from the bladder, but allowed to remain ;
it becomes feverish, and sediment forms. It is
from this deposit that the stone is formed and
Dropsy is a collection of water in some parts
of the body, and bears different names, accord
ing to the parts affected, viz. : when general
ly diffused over the body, it is called Anasarca ;
when of the abdomen, Ascites ; when of the
Treatment. Helmbold's highly conccntra
cd compound Extract Buchu is decidedly one
of the best remedies for diseases oi the blad
der, kidneys, bladder, dropsical swellings,
rheumatism and gouty affections. Under this
head wo have arranged Dysuria, or difficulty
and pain in passing water, Beauty Secretion, or
small and frequent discharges of water ; Stran
gury, or stopping of water ; Hematuria, or
bloody urine ; Gout and Rheumatism of the
kiducys, without any change in quantity, but
increase in color, or dark water. It was al
ways highly recommend by the lato Dr. Phys
lck, in these affections.
This medicine increases the power of diges
tion, end excites tho absorbents into healthy
exerciBO by which the watery or calcareous de
positions, and all unnatural enlargements, as
well as pain and inflamation, are reduced, and
it is taken by men, women, and children. Di
rections for use and diet accompany.
Philadelphia, Fa.,: Feb. 25, 1807. '
H. T. IIelmdold, Druggist : , . (
Dear Sir I have been a sufferer, for upward
of twenty years, with gravel, bladder, and kid
ney affections, during which time I have used
various medicinal preparations, and been under
the treatment of the most eminent Physicians,
experiencing but little relief.
Having seen your preparations extensively
advertised, I consulted with my family physi
cian in regard to using your Extract Buchu.
I did this becauso I had used all kinds of ad
vertised remedies, and had found them worth
less, and, soiiio quite injurious ; iu fact, I dc
spalrcd of ever getting well, and determined to
use no remedies hereafter unless I knew of the
ingredients. It was this that prompted me to
use your remedy. As you advertised that it
was composed of buchu, cubebs, and juniper
berries, it occurred to mo and my physician as
au excellent combination, and, with his advice,
after an examination of the article, and con
sulting again with tho druggist, I concluded to
try it. I commenced its use about eight months
ago, at which time I was con lined to my room.
From tho lirst bottle I was astonished and grat
ified at the beneficial effect, and after using it
thrco weeks, was able to walk out. I felt much
liko writing you a full statement of my case at
tho time, but thought my Improvement might
only be temporary, and therefore concluded to
defer and see If it would effect a perfect cure,
knowing then it would be of more value to you,
and more satisfactory to me.
I am now able to report that a euro Is effect
ed after using the remedy for live months.
I have not used any now for thrco months,
and feol as well in all respects as I ever did.
Your Buchu being devoid of any unpleasant
taste and odor, a nice tonic aud iuvigorator of
the system, I do not mean to be without it
whenever occasion may require its use iu such
Should any doubt Mr. McCormick's state
ment, he refers to the following gentlemen:
IIou. Wm. Bioler, ex-Governor, Pcusylvauia.
" Thos. B. Florence, Philadelphia.
" J. C. Knox, Judge, Philadelphia. .
" J. S. Black, Judge, Philadelphia.
" D. R.Porter, cx-Govcrnor, Pennsylva
nia. , ; . ,-
" Ellis Levis, Judge, Philadelphia.
" R. C. Grier, Judge, United Stutfcs Court.
" G. W. AVoobward, Judge, Philadelphia.
" W. A. Pouter, City Solicitor, Philad'a.
. " John Biqler, cx-Govcrnor, California.
" E. Banks, Auditor General, Washing
ton, D. C. And ninny others, if necessary.
Bold by druggists and dealers everywhere.
Beware of couulerfeits. Ask for Helmbold's.
Take no other. .Price 1.25 per bottle, or six
bottles for $0.50. Delivered to any address.
Describe symptoms in all communications.
Add ress, II. T. HELM BOLD, Drug aud
Chemical Warehouse, 5U4 Broadway, N. Y.
NONE ARE GENUINE UNLESS DONE
up in steel-engraved wrapper, , with fae
similo of my Chcmieal.Warehouso und signed
i ' ' II. T. BELMBOLDi'
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