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The Coniitotit Heap.
Tlic winter, says the American Far
mer, is the lime to prepare the comixist
heap, to gallier the niclcrials and in
corporate tliein, i that in spring they
will lc in a condition for the crops to
digest easily. It is a work which is
easy of aeooiiipli.-hiiient if it is i-tcailily
pursued, Imt unfortiinatelvit receives
mil Mine aucii'iou iroin me niiijoiuy
of Southern planter.--. There arc very
few ptices where the materials for a
l.trgo iui.1 valuable comp)t heap can
not lie collected during the winter
months, if wc would only take the
necessary trouble. The fallen leaves
from the wiwds, all refuse vegetable
matter, c,rcck mud and a little lime
will make nn excellent compost with
stable manure, cotton seal, and all
other matter which will produce fer
mentation and decomposition. It is
atomhing what a largo pile of fertil
King matter ism be collected in a short
time if attention is given to it ercry
day. Wlicrcvcr river mud or muck
can be had without too much hauling,
nothing is better when mixed with
slaked lime in the proportion of a bush
el of the latter to a half cord of the
former. The heap should be worked
over well, so as to pulverize and mix
the ingredients thoroughly, and when
warm weather commences decomposi
tion will take place immediately. We
would begin now to gather the leaves,
and trash and muck, and sprinkle the
heap as it grows, with lime, as already
indicated. With one-quarter of its
bulk of stable manure, cotton seed and
other vegetable matter A3 am be col
lected, it will be one of the richest pos
sible fertilizers. Ashes can be added
to such a pile with great advantage,
and the refuse from the kitchen and
outhouse, if thrown iu to swell the pile,
will be of value, instead of, as now, a
Wc should not complain that our
lands are becoming poorer every year,
while wc neglect the means within
easy reach to sustain their fertility.
Wc must not grumble because wc
cannot afford to buy the artificial man
ures of commerce, and give this as an
excuse why we make poor crops, when
wc allow hundreds of cords of natural
manure of the best quality to lie un
gathcred and unused all around us.
One hand and one ox-team put to work
now will build up an immense bank of
fertility before seed-time, winch will in
harvest add msny a bale of cotton and
barrel of com to the crop.
But now is the time to begin. Let
no consideration arrest the work.
Gather up the leaves, clean out the
fence corners, pile up the corn-stalks,
haul away the muck from the borders
of the branch, burn up the old logs and
brush now cumbering the ground, and
collect the ashes, mix them all together
with a few bushels of slaked lime,
making the pile broad and flat on top,
and early in the spring add the stable
manure and other fermenting matter.
The labor expended will cost but lit
tle. Ihe lime can be bought for a few
dollars. The result will be a norma
ncnt enriching of the land and largely
Skccp ou the Farm.
Sheep are undervalued by the mass
of land holders as a means of keeping
up the fertility of the soil, and putting
money in the pocKets or larmers. liic
moment one begins to take up sheer
husbandry, the listener or reader lo
gins to look for .wool questions as if
wool was all that yields profit from
sheep. One might as well look for
wheat questions alone when there is
talk about the profit of farming:
Sheep on a farm yield both wool and
mutton. They multiply with great
rapidity. They arc the best of farm
scavenger, "cleaning a licul as no
other class of animals will. They give
back to the farm more in proportion
to what they take Iroin it than any
other animal, and distribute it better
with a view to the future fertility of
the soil. Prove this? There is no
need of nroof to those who have kent
sheep, and know their habits and the
prom uicy yieiu. 10 prove n 10 inosc
who have not the experience it is nec
essary they should try the experiment
or accept the testimony of an experi
But the live stock of a fann should
not, necessarily, be sheep exclusively,
Cattle, horses, swine have their respec
tive places m the farm economy
i low many ot each to keep is a ques
tion that locality, character of markets,
adaptation of soil, predisposition, taste
and skill of the husbandman must de
cide. But one thing ought not to be
forgotten, that the more stock a man
keeps on his farm, the more grass and
grain it ought to, and, if properly man
aged it will, grow. The rates of hv-
crease will correspond with the busi
ness tact, technical and practical
knowledge, and skill ol the husband
man. pV. Y. World.f
How o Get Kiel ofAiilS.
Wc have heard of many dilfcrent
remedies both for ants and crickets,
roaches, &c., but know of none Iicttcr
than the following given by an old
Englishman: Some years ago, says
correspondent of the Liondou limes, at
my house in the country, a colony of
ants established themselves under th c
kitchen flooring. Not knowing the
exact locality of the nest, I endeavored
to destroy the injects with treacle, su
gar, arsenic, &c, but, although I slew
numlcrs thus, the plague increased.
At last, bethinking that ants disliked
the smell of tar, I procured some car
lx)!ic acid, and diluted it with about a
dozen times its weight of water. 'I
squirted a pint ofthe mixture through
the air-bricks under tho flooring, and
my enemies vanished that day never
to return. It has always liecn success-
fill, ror crickets, v, also, a little ol
this km it into their boles acts as an itn-
mediate notice to quit.
Home FaHorics hi Warren Ooimly.
The Warren County Council of
Grangers, at its last meeting, unani
mously passed the following resolu
tions: 1st. Resolved, That we approve of
the attempt made by a corjorate com
pany iu the name of s)iuc of our most
reliable and public spirited citizens, 10
establish an Agricultural Implement
Manufactory in Bowling Green, and
Iieliovcit tube our duty to encourage
such eJIbrk by every means m our
power, short ot united Grange action,
leaning it not advisable to attempt
it as an exclusive Grange establish
2d. Resolved, That wc advise ever
mcmlier of our order, having capital to
spare, to aid as far as practical such
cffiirt, in view of the pledge made by
the coriKrators to sell to its mcml)crs
at a very small per cent above cost.
a. Kcsolvcd, ihat the delegates to
this Council from each Grange in the
county be appointed acoinimttec to so
licit sul)scriptions of stock in their re
spective Grange, and to bring before
their members the advantages ot en
couraging home manufactures over
those at a distance, other things being
Tlmt Solemn Aprri cultural IlnrCOU.
New York Sun.
The managers of that solemn insti
tution, tiie Agricultural JJurcau, con
tinue their indefatigable exertions to
devclope our agricultural resources,
with the wisdom and gravity which
have always characterized their pro
ceedings. It will cause a thrill of hap
piness in the bosom of every farmer in
the country to learn that the public
printer has delivered to the Commis-
fcioncr of Agriculture 25,000 copies of
his report for lot 'I, and it is to be pre
sinned that in due time these valuable
volumes will be distributed throughout
the country, unless, like many of the
same kind which have preceded them,
they should hud their way to the deal
ers in old papers instead. It may be
objected by persons ot a censorious dis
position that the distribution in 1875
of agricultural reports of 1872 lacks the
element of freshness, but the same ab
surd objection has been made against
a good many of the seeds which have
been sent out from this institution.
It is also gratifying to learn that 50,000
copies of the report of 1873 have been
printed aim oouuu, anu mat ueiorc me
year 187G expires there will probably
be 50,000 more of the same reports
ready for delivery. lhc importance
to the farming interests of the country
of the wide dissemination of the stale
itatistics and mouldy information con
tained in these ancient reports may not
be apparent at the first glance; but the
people's representatives in Congress
must have a high appreciation of them,
or else they would not vote the enor
mous sums they do for such a purpose.
One ounce alcohol; two drachms
cayenne pepper, one ounce kerosene
oil; let it stand twenty-lour hours after
mixing, it cures the worse toothache
Kerosene oil is good for removing
rust from cutlery.
Soft-soap shouldjbc kept in a dry place
in a cellar, and should not be used for
three months after it is made.
Lard should be kept hard and white;
and that which is taken from a
over a year old is best.
To select nutmegs prick them with
a pin; if they arc good, the oil will in
stantly spread around the puncture.
When a keg ot molasses is bought,
draw off a few quarts, else the fermen
tation, produced by moving it will
burst the eask.
Knives and forks may be fastened in
the handles by the following: One
pound colophony (obtained of drug
gists ), eight ounces sulphur; melt, and,
when cool, powder. Mix one part of
the powder with halt a part hue sand
or brick dust, fill the handle cavity,
heat the stem of the knife or fork, and
j. wo small arteries branching up
from the mam arteries on each side of
the neck, and passing over the outside
ol the jaw Ixrnc, supply the lace with
blood. If the nose bleeds from the
right nostril, for example, pass the
finger along the edge of the right jaw-
till the beating ot the artery is felt
Press hard upon it five minutes and
the bleeding will cease.
It has been said in another form of
expression that the slightest excess of
expenses over income is poverty, and
the slightest excess of income over ex
penses is wealth. The ability of prac
tical farmers to master this great prob
lem of life is not so much dependent
upon what they know ot their business
as upon the faculty to apply what they
know. bucces in business is due to
the administration. Capacity in ad
ministration 'is due to the faculty,
power, or quality, called common
sense, which everybody speaks well of
and nobody understands exactly. Wc
infer its presence or its absence from
the result of a man's life. We venture
upon the definition of the phrase, we
arc using, not so much for the purpose
of making its meaning clear as for the
greater purpose of giving it a loftier
piano in your thoughts. Common
sense is a degree, a high degree in
line, the highest degree ot human wis
dom applied to practical things. It is
not learning; it is not knowledge; it
is rather the faculty of applying what
wc may know to what wc do. Other
things being equal, the practical far
mer who knows the most will do the
best; but other things not being equal,
a man who excels in wisdom and ad
ministration may surpass a man of
greater learning, or even greater
knowledge of things. But do not al
low this suggestion to lead you to place
a low" estimation ii'iwn learning, wheth-
er general or professional; culture of
every tort gives us capacity to appro
dale wisdom, and opportunity also for
its exeicise. Practical Farmer.
In the selection of poultry, the ago
ofthe bird is the chief point to attend to.
A young turkey has asniooth, black leg;
iu an old one the legs arc rough and
reddish. In domestic fowls, the comb
and the legs arc smooth when the bird
is young, and rough when it is old.
The bills and the feet of geeso are yel
low, and have few hairs on them if the
bird is young, but red if it be old. The
feet of a goose arc pliable when the
bird is fresh killed, and dry and stiff
when it has some time been killed.
Geese arc called green until they arc
two months old. Ducks should be
chosen by the feet, which should be
supple, and they should also have a
plump and hard brcst The feet of a
tame duck are yellowish, those of a
wild one reddish. Pigeons should al
ways be eaten while they are fresh;
when they are flabby and discolored
about the under part they have been
kept toolong. The feet, like those of
most other poultry, show the age of the
bird. When they arc supple,it is young;
when stiff, it is old. Tame pigeons are
larger than wild pigeons. Kiiapsacl;.
One of tho troubles country grain
shippers have is the variations in
weights between themselves and the
elevators. In one elevator a few years
ago, we learn the excess over the
amount ot gram settled lor wa3 over
9.000 bushels an amount sufficient
to defray all the expenses of running
the elevator for the year. To obviate
this swindle on the farmer, it is pro
wsed to have the legislatures ofthe
Western States pass a law compelling
the roads, or at any rate allowing the
shippers to put in, at each railway sta
tion, a set ot scales which shall be kept
true, to weigh the gram before it is
shipped. This will be a check upon
the fraudulent practices that have ob
tained to a grievous extent among the
elevators; and the shippers have had to
suffer without remedy. Those grange
and agricultural papers that are not
anaid ot losing a little printing or a
pass, would do well to notice this sug
gestion a suggestion that originated
with one ofthe heaviest grain-dealers
and best business tirnis m Chicago.-
Nearly all sick animals liecome so by
improper feeding, in the first place.
JNmo cases out ot ten the digestion is
wrong. Charcoal is the most efficient
and rapid corrective. It will cure in a
majority ot cases, it properly adminis
tered. An example of its use: The
hired man came in with the intclli
gencc that one of the finest cows was sick.
and a kind neighbor proposed to use
drugs, and poisons. The owner being
in, anu unauie to examine the cow.con
eluded that the trouble came from over
eating, and ordered a tcacupful ofpul
venzed charcoal given in water. It
was mixed and placed in a iunk bottle.
the head held upward and tho water
anu cnarcoai pourcu downward, in
five minutes improvement was visible,
and in a few hours the animal was in
the pasture quietly eating grass. An
other instance of equal success occurred
with a young heifer which had become
badly bloated by eating green apples
after a hard wind. The bloat was so
severe that the sides were almost as
hard as a liarrel. The old remedy,
salaratus, was tried for correcting the
acidity. But the attempt to put it
down always caused coughing, and it
did little good. Half a tcacupful of
powdered charcoal was given. In six
hours all appearance ofthe bloat had
gone and the heifer was well. Live
II. I. MERRYJIAX,
Coats, Pants nnd Vests cut, mado anil re
paired in the best stylo at tho lowost prices,
TIIE CHOW HOUSE,
Opposite tho Courthouso
VAUMIT & HUDSON, .... Peopbietors.
Comfortablo rooms, prompt attention, and
low prices. The traveling public are rerpect
fully invited to givo us a share of patronage
Every exertion made to render guests comfort
able STAGE LINE.
Vaught & Hudson also run a stage twico a
day between Hartford and Beaver Dam, morn
ing and evening, connecting with all passen
ger trains on tho L. P. Jt Southwestern rail
road. Passengers set down wherever they do
siro. not ly
:3. A. THOMAS,
OEO. A. TLAII.
JAS. A. THOMAS fc CO.
Dealers in staplo and fancy
Notions, Fancy floods. Clothing, Boots and
Shoes, Hats and dps. A largo assortment of
Ibcso goods kept constantly on hand, and will
bo sold at tho very luwost cash price,
WM. II. WILLIAMS,
Halt and Oijw,
Booli and Slioa.
Also dealers in
I will sell very low for cash, or exchanso
for all kinds of country produce. My motto
is "Quitk sales an1! email pro&ts." nol ly
JNO. r. UAItRETT, JSO. I. CASE,
JSO. P. BARBETI k CO.,
Corner Court Placo and Piccadilly street.
All ordors nromntlv executed. Snccial at'
tontion given to orders by mail. Writo for a
prico list. Address
JOHN P. BARRETT & CO.,
To be had during the next 30 days, in
Wo aro determined to closo out In order to
mako room for our Spring Stock.
L. ROSHNBERO & BRO
Alt kinds of Country Produco taken in cx
change for goods. janI3 4w
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Shop, on Market street, tvo doors nortlt
lhc Crow House. nol tf
XV3I. I'. G'ltECOllY.
ATT OR NE Y AT -LAW,
Prompt attention eiven to tho collection of
claims. Office in tho courthouse.
JES3R Z. FOGLE,
W. S. SWKKSKT,
FOGLE & SWEENEY,
ATTORNE YS AT LA W,
Will Tiractiee llinir nrnfottfan In ntitn and
adjoining counties and in tho Court of Appeals.
OOico on Market street, near courthouse'.
JOHN C. TOWNS END. .
(Formerly County Judge,)
A TTORNEY A T LA TP,
Will practico in all the courts of Ohio countv
and the circuit courts of the Sth judicial dis
trict. iiu incs3 solicited and prompt attention
A TTORNEY AT LAW,
Collections Promptly Attended to
Offlco on Market street, orer M.imv'. tin
saop. janiu ly
JOHN P. BARRETT,
A TTORNEY A T LA TP,
and Real Estate Agent,
Prompt attention riven to the collection of
claims, win Duy, sell, lease, or rent lands or
mineral privileges on reasonable term;, will
write deeds, mortgages, leases, Ac, and at
tend to listing and paying taxes on lands be
longing to non-residents.
p. r. Monn.ts, o. c. widdIxo.
MORGAN ct WEDDING,
ATTORNEYS AT LA IV,
(Offieo west of courthouso over Hardwick &
nan s store.
Will practice in inferior and superior courts
.f iLti - ,.t
ui mis cuiuiuuuncuiiu
Special attention given to cases In bank
F. P. Morgan is also cxaminor, and will
take depositions corrccily will bo ready to
uuiigu an parties ai an times.
niKBr O. MCriEXRT, SAM. E. niLL.
McHENRY & HILL,
ATTORNEYS COUNSELLORS ATLAW.
Will practice in Ohio and adjoining counties
uuu in iuu vouri ot Appeals ot nentucKy.
D. II. FRENCH.
ATTORNEY AT LAW.
iSD KnAt ESTATE A CENT,
Prompt attention given to tho eollocticn
Will practice m ail tho courts of Ohio and
Will buy, sell, lease, or rent real estato
mineral privileges on reasonable terms.
E. D. W1LKZR, E. C. TJUBBABD.
WALKER A IIURIJARD,
A 1 TOR.NE YS AT LA W ,
AND HEAL ESTATE AGENT,
E. P. HARNETT,
Would respectfully announce to the pcoplo
of Ohio county that ho is prepared, at all times,
to do any kind of surveying, running lines,
laying off lands and lots, Ac. at short notice.
Terms rcasonablo and to suit times.
J. F. COLLINS,
Tlte Highest Market Price.
Remember the place, west side pnblie square,
opposito tho court house, Hartford, Ky.
All kinds of Blacksmithing dono in good
stylo and at tho lowest prico for cash only.
made a specialty. Will shoo all round for $1 25.
Z. WAYNE GRIFFIN.
Drugs, Medicines and Chemicals,
Fino Toilet Soaps, Fancy nair and Tooth-Drush-cs,
Perfumery and Fancy Toilet
Articles, Trusses and Shoulder
Pure Wines and Liquors for medical purposes.
Paintt, Oils, Varnishes, Dye'Stiifs,
Letter-paper, Pens, Ink, Envelopes, Glass,
Putty, Carbon oil, Lamps and Chimneys.
Physicians' prescriptions accurately com
oundcil. nol ly
Tho Ohio Co. council. P. of II.. will meet at
the Court-hoUsc. in Hartford, on the 20th dav
of January, 1875,atl0 o'clock a.m. All dele
gates are expected to attend, as there will be
important easiness to attend to.
J. W. HARNETT,
By order of Secretary, pro tem.
ait.tr una huuuwauu, o. x r. u
Thn teOnd IMiTnn f tftt. ..ttAAl twill Anm-
menco on Monday, February 1, 1875, and eon
!-.. T i 1T . . .. .
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Primary ....$10 00
Junior........ 16 00
Higher English .... 20 00
Latin and Oreek. ......... 25 00
No incidental fee will be charged.
Snecial attention nald tn fitting Kn ri ml.
. - . o
Hoard can bo obtained at from $2 50 to $3 00
For any information apply to the Principal
J. no undersigned would respectfully an-
nounco to the eitiiens of Ohio county, that
Ihcy aro now prepared l Ho -II kinds of
at their new shop in Hartford. T her havo se
cured tho services of a competent workman to
and they guarantee satisfaction, both as to
wobc and fbices, in all cases. They will
make and repair
WAGONS AND BUGGIES,
and will make and furnish
COFFINS AND BURIAL CASES
at the lowest possiblo prices. Call and sco ns
octoro engaging your work elsewhere.
and satisfaction Guaranteed. Br close applica
tion to business wo hope to merit tho support
oi our menus, juau&i tuuui.
Jan. 20, 1875. jaZO ly
TH. BAEDWICE, A. T. 5 ALL.
HARDWICK fc NALL,
DRY GOODS. GROCERIES. HATS, CAPS,
iSUUrS, SIIUES, UAKDWAKE,
Which we will sell low for cash, or exchange
for country produce, paplng the highest market
price. nol ly
L. J. LYON.
Groceries and Confectioneries.
Keeps constantly on hand a Urge assortment
of all kinds or Groceries and Confectioneries,
which he will sell low for cash, or cxehango
ror all kinds or
I will also pay tho highest cash price for
hides, shceppelts, eggs, butter, bacon, potatoes,
beans, etc. nol ly
Geo. klez!7. Jonx si. kleis.
GEO. KLEIN A ItRO.
Dealers in house furnishing good, for general
kitchen and tablo use.
Wo keep constantly on hand, tho celebrated
Arizona Cooking Stove,
Seven sizes for cither coal or wood. House
keepers are delighted with its superhr cooking
and baking. It has no equal anywhere. Call
and see for yourself.
All kinds of tinwaro mado and repaired on
Dealer in Slaple and Fancy Dry Goods,
Gents and boys enstom mado
A No. 1 stock of
BOOTS AND SHOES,
HATS AND CAPS,
FURS, NOTIONS, AC.
I also keep a large and well selected stock of
Ladies' Dress Goods,
Soli! ufc New York Prices.
Bought at the highest market price.
JOHN P. TRACY S SON.
Manufacturers and dealers in all kinds of
wooden coffins, from the finest rose wood casket
to tho cheapest pauper coffin.
All kinds of coffin trimmings constantly on
band and for sale. .
Keep a fine hearse alway3 ready to attend
Wagons ami Buggies,
constantly on hand or mado to order. Partlc
ular attention given to plow stocking,
J. F. YAGER,
Sale and Livery StaUe,
I desire to inform the citizens of Hartford
and vicinity that 1 amfprepared to furnish Sad
dloand Harness Stock, Buggiesand conveyan
ces of all kinds on the most reasonable terms.
Horses taken to feed or board by tho day, week
or month. A liberal share of patronage solici
ted, nol ly
I.. F. WOERNER, '
BOOT I SHOEMAKER.
Repairing neatly and promptly done.
REPRESENTATIVE AND CUA3IP-
IOK OF AHERICAN ART TASTE
ritosricTus fob 1875 eighth yeab.
THE ART JOURNAL OF AMERICA,
A MAONIFICANT CONCEPTION WON
DERFULLY CARRIED OUT.
The necessity of a connlar med&m fof IS a
representation of the productions of onr great
artists has always been recognised, and man?
attempts nave oeea made to meet toe want
The successive failures which hare so Invariably
followed each attempt in this country to estab
Ilih an art journal, did not prove the indiffee
ence of the people of America to the claims of
high art. So soon as a proper appreciation of
wmnt and an ability to meet it were shown,
thepnblioat ones nllUd with enthusiasm to
Its support, and Ua result was a treat artistia
and commercial triumph THE ALDINE.
XneAldine wane issued with all of tho regu
larity, has none of the temporary or timely in
terests characteristio cf ordinary periodicals.
It is an elegant miscellany of pure, light, and
graceful literature, and a collection of pictures,
the rarest collection of artistic skill, in black
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