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Holding Crops for Higher Prices.
There has been much dUcus.-ion and
probably will be as much more on the
advisability of farmers holding crops
for higher prices. As it seems to u,
this is one of the questions concerning
which no positive, invariable rale can
be laid down. Circumstances may
make it advisable to hold one year and
to sell promptly the next. Those who
held their last year's crop of wheat
until within a few weeks made money
by so doing, but to use this as an ar
gument for so doing in all years would
be very unwise. The lisc in the price
of grain was mainly from causes which
could not have been predicted. Had
there boon favorable weather through
out Europe and this country instead of
destructive flood; had grasshoppers,
chinch-bugs and other insect pests not
made their appearance, prices for
wheat might have remained as low as
they were last year. Our own view
is that, taking one year with another,
it is better for a farmer who is poor
and in need of money to sell his pro
ducts promptly. The holder runs risk.
Prices may not ri-e; loss by fire, thieve?,
rats, and shrinkage, rain, ect., may
come. If the farmer does not need
money for the payment of debts or
for improvements really cs-cntial to
his success or the comfort of himself or
family, he may do as he sees fit. If
a farmer has 1,000 bushels of wheat
and would expect to place at interct
the money obtained for it if sold, he is
fully justified in holding his crop if he
thinks the probability is that prices
will advance so as to give him a good
profit. If on the other hand, he would
use the money in paying 10 per cent,
intcrot, there ought to be almost a
certainty of a rise to make it wise for
him to hold his crop. Aside from the
question of interest, it is a good rule
for a man to pay his debts as soon as
possible. Too much stress is some
times put on the price being above the
cost of production as the determining
question as to whether a farmer should
sell his crop. It is very import-int
that a farmer should make a profit,
but a more important qucstidh, in
coming to a decision, than whether"
the price will give a profit, is the
question whether there is a probability
that a higher price can lie secured.
If there is a certainty that a higher
price can be obtained, it is wise to hold,
even if a good profit could be had by
selling at once. If it seems certain that
price will not advance, it is better to sell
at a loss than to hold and inct a great
er loss. Because a bushel of wheat has
cost only a dollar is no conclusive rea
son for selling at. a dollar and a quar
ter, if the farmer is sure he can obtain
a dollar and a half within a month.
Because it costs a dollar is not a con
clusive reason why he should sell at
ninety cent, if there be; good reason to
believe no higher prices can be ob
tained for a long time to come. That
a fair profit can lc made is a good
reason for selling, although not a con
clusive one, and, as the future is very
uncertain, a prudent firmer who has
need of money will generally sell as
soon as he can market his products if
the price is a fair one, and he will be
wise in i-o doing. Wolcnt liiiral.
The l'ar;iiei-.i Allies Moles.
At the recent meeting of the Michi
gan Pomological Society, Dr. Edward
Dorsch, in the dicourc of an intcrot
ing address, remarked : Many of our
farmers feel great satisfaction if the
s;iade kills a harmless mole, whose
only crime is tho little hill of earth he
raws in our meadows when he "oes
upoa ins hunting expeditions, and
which can be flattened again by the
foot of the farmer licfore it hinders tho
mnf tnll eC ii.n 1... .
. cniiii; or mowing
viuiH.-. mature lias
mole as a ncver-fli-Inn- ..
all kinds of fruit-wor
a "wmnu wl
rms. lame and
other vermin which live on the root
of our grass and at a place uherc we
cannot follow them. Nature has given
him such a tremendous apatite that
he dies if he has nothing to eat for six
hours, and his only foNl ;s ,neati !LS
far as insects and worms iiiniMt it.
Hundreds of moles have been dk-ect-1
and their stomachs examined, but
not the loa-t vegetable fibre was ever
found except it was bi ought to it by
devoured insects. Experiments have
shorn, thatin ca-eof want Ihe mole eats
up its kind and own family rather
than touch any vegetable. I know
very woll that the eyes of tl o lady fills
with tears if Iie ,;,,,, dmimi her
morning walk, a few of her pet plants
alino-.tdyingin aceotiut of the bur
rowing of criminal mole which selects
,ierrare 1)11(13 a3 iLs hunting grounds
and in rows un ins inn nu.-vi, 10 ult
best c-cranium or heliotrope. But if
, the fair lady would reason a little, she
j would tender the gray culprit a hearty
1 forgiveness, and thank him for the
extinction of the restless enemies who
feed upon the roots of her cherished
plants, and she would press down the
earth and water ihe injured flowers,
which will afterward? grow so much
better bic.une the ground has been
loosened. Prices were paid in for
mer times by stupid communities in
the old country, for evey mole caught.
Men have spent time and money in
catching this benefactor of mankind
only to find themselves punished for
their ignorance by being overrun
1)3 bugs and beetles, crickets and cat
erpillars. Nevertheless our hoys are
still permitted to torment and kill
these hiofl'jnsivc but much slandered
vermin-huuters. But the tima will
come when his virtues will he recog
nized, as it has already arrived for
the toad, for which the English gar
dcuers pay four shillings each with
pleasure now, to set them as guards,
in their salad beds, against snails and
bugs, after having found out the good
service they accomplish.
A Little Work .Hay A till Joy For
ever" After the long summer of hard
work by the farmer, ncevs-iry to pro
vide himself and family with food
and raiment, he takes his season of
comparative ret. If a little of this
spare time were properly employed in
adorning home and its surroundings,
as much or more pleasure, perhaps
might he derived, from an aj-thetic
view of the subject, as could be given
by the same amount of work bestow
ed in any other way. The bread and
meat which supply the physical wants
t'if man are not all the things we
should live for. The enjoyment of
even these things can only come
through the refining influences which
tend to elevate our higher natures.
We arc creatures of circumstances,
the soul becoming the reflex of what
surrounds us. In the light of these
facts, will it pay to neglect the refin
ing and soul-inspL-i.ig influence, to
endure the unsightly and disordered
farm-house and surroundings, which
can bo nothing less than perpetual an
noyance to a refined taste? The far
mer who neglects these things and
spends his time in the village saloon
or upon the street-corner, hunting
pleasure, uas'cs that which belongs
not only to his family, but to his
neighbors, and time which, if properly
applied, would bring mutual results
in happiness, a well-spring of joy for a
lifetime, to all concerned. Wc have
known farmers and their wives to do
workenough to make things delight
ful all abaut them, hut for want of
system and proper care all was chaos.
The walks were incomplete, the trees
broken and dead, because set in a
haphazard way and left to shift for
themselves without mulching; the
fences dilapidated and down, with the
lawn and flowers laid waste by the
feet of the animal whoo proclivities
are to "root, hog or die ;" the buildings
brown and uninviting fur lack of
paint. The same system of neglect
extended into the house as well; tlio
walls bare, neglected and without or
nament. This is all wrong. Some
time should be employed in providing
for the happiness and pleasantreis of
home. In fact the pleasant associa
tions arc the principal things which
constitute a home. Bright faces and
light hearts form the silken cords
which unite families together, and pre
vent many a wayward youth from
running riot in the ways of sin. The
bet way to prevent such evil results
to "make home happy." Flowers
are cheap, and gladly send out their
fragrance beneath the mo-st lowly roof.
1 aint of man' colors is abundant,
''ke chanty'hnles a multitude
of sin." Time is plenty when used
aright, and if some farmers would use
a little as indicated above, and pro
tect and pra-ci-vc the work done,
it would aid largely in lengthening
out their days. )c4em Rural.
Improve the quality ol't.'rahi.
We commend to the attention of our
millers and grain dealers the advice to
impress upon farmers the advantage
of improving the quality of their wheat.
Too man- farmers plant and sow "as
it comes," year after year. Corn is an
exception, but why? Because it is
handy to select. But why select at
all? Because it is understood to be
good. Experiments have demonstra
ted and analogy has shown that the
finest and best samples of seed, select
ed each year, will improve the quality
and quantity of the product. The
stock-raiser always takes the bet ani
mal for breeders never the dwarfs
nor the culls hence his stock im
proves each year. The same rule ap
plies to the vegetable kingdom. An
alogically, then, it is wise to select the
best wheat, ots or barley each year for j
seed. Tin is not very c:iily done,
therefore, it is neglected. With a lit
tle trouble on the part of the fanner,
the finest and ripest head? could 1)3
selected, sufficient to sow half an acre.
From the product? of this, select the
best the following year, and so on.
This continued three or four year?,
would work a decided difference. In
this way wheat or any other grain can
be improved and the yield enlarged.
There would then be earlier maturity,
larger grains and better growth.
.flange in Horses.
The following is a safe and most cf
Whale (sperm) oil, six ounces: oil
of tar, three ounces; sl.ic sulphur, two
ounces mix thoroughly and apply
by means of a hairbrush. The skin
should be thoroughly washed before
the remedy is applied. At the end of
the second or third day, the animal is
again to be washed and the remedy re
applied, as it is very possible that all
the ova (of the mange insect) are not
killed by the first dressing. Mange
being a contagious disease, it is essen
tial tlr.it all animals suffering from it
should be isolated, and all objects with
which they may have come in contact
purified. The clothing is to be boiled
in a solution of soap and carb jlic acid,
and the harness, saddle, grooming
utensils washed with warm water and
soap, and dressed with a solution of
nrssnic or corrosive sublimate, in tho
proportion of ten grains to the ounce
of water. After being so washed and
dressed they are to 1)0 kept for several
days exposed to dry air, washed again
with soap and water before they are
used, and again before they arc again
put on the horse they should be
sprinkled on the side next to the
horse's skin with sulphur. They may
seem useless precautions, but in many
cases the harness and clothing are
lined with scabs containing the ova of
the parsitic, the vitality of which is
so great as to almost defy all efforts to
Apples keep well in good, new,
clean flour barrels, headed up and
placed in a cool, dry cellar, or better
still in some upper room if not allowed
to freeze. Barrel as above, and lay
down in an outhouse or shed about
three inches apart, on sawdust some
three or four inches thick, and then
cover, tho barrels and all, with saw
dust deep enough to prevent freezing,
being careful not to put on or between
the barrels enough to heat. They can
ea-ily be taken out as wanted, a barrel
at a time, an I even fall apples keep
crisp and nice till March or April.
Feeding Fattening Hogs.
The farmers of Warren county are
about to begin feeding hogs to fatten,
and in view of this fact the Bowling-
Green Democrat commends to them
the following suggestions of the Rural
Sun, of Nashville: We are satisfied
that many of them waste corn, by
turning them into fields tow it as
they please. Thus they allow hogs to
travel too much without profit. If
the hogs are placed in warm, dry pens
and their quiet and comfort studied as
much as possible, many barrels of
corn could be saved. The best feeders
change the food frequently, and find
they make it profitable to them and
improving to the hogs. Too much
rich food is injurious, as the stomacl:
can only assimilate a certain quantity
at a time, and if the animal loses its
appetite it looses its flesh before re
gaining it; and hence the food should
be varied from corn to roots or fruit,
if possible, occasionally. A little
salt given occasionally will tend to
keep up the appetite, and it will also
aid digestion. Some milk will ah
very much in fattening hog-, and es
pccially so if raw meal be mixed witl
it; and many feaders prefer ferment
ed food to cooked or raw lbud, c-peci
ally when used as a change, if for
Training a Heifer.
Tows usually become addicted to
kicking when heifers, by being milked
1... ..1 Ml r ,
ny nimsivc nuiKcrs. l nave never
seen an old cow become a kicker un
less abused. Instead of cows bein
:n erse io oeing miiKcu wncn giving:
large quantity, I have ever found it
When pasture is good, and cows
conic home at night with udders di
tended with milk, our "down eat'
cows seem grateful to have it removed
Milking a heifer for tho fiist time,
requires patience, for they will almost
invariably kick. In such a case, put
a broad strap around her body, jut in
front of the udder, and buckle it up
moderately tight, and so soon as she
gets quiet for she may dance around
a nine ai nisi take your pail, sit
down and go to milking.for she i a:
111 i . .
neipiess as a kitten. Do not attempt
to u-e a rope instead of a strap, for i
will not answer. This is a much bet-
ler method than tying the legs, and it
does not hurt the animal in the least.
A few applications of the strap, with
plenty of patience and kindness, will
cure the most obstinate cases.
To Make Good Coffee. French
cooks are famous for the excellence of
their coifee, which they make so strong
that one part of the liquor requires the
addition of two parts to reduce it to
the proper strength. This addition
made with hot milk. The large
proportion of hot milk, in the place of
so much warm water, gives the coffee
i richness like that made by the addi
tion of cream in the ordinary way. By
this means any housekeeper desirous
of making good coffee, can have it
Croup can be cured in one minute,
and the remedy is simply alum and
ugar. The way to accomplish the
lecd i3 to take a knife or grater and
shave it off in small particles, about a
tablespoonful of alum; then mix it
with about twice its quantity of sugar
to make it palatable, and administer
t as quickly as possible. Almost in
stantaneous relief will follow.
Xot .illicit of a I'nncral.
The day Mr. Huliy across the way was
to be buried, Mrs. Moriarty told licr
daughter Clnrinda that she guessed she
would attend, as she wasn't feeling very
well, and a ride would do her good.
She knew there would he several coveicd
carriages furnished at ihe expense of the
family, and she was equally confident
it could Iiefo managed that she would oc
cupy a portion of one of them. She was
among the first at the house, and occu
pied a prominent position.
As the other friends arrived she took
occasion to recall reniiniscenses of the
late Kuby that brought tears to their
eves, and when the services were over.
as the fimt coach drove up for its load
the distress of Mrs. Moriartv at the
Icath of Mr. Ruby was so marked as to
extrioate the liveliest sympathy. Then
the second coach came up, Mrs. Moriart
had got down to the gate by this time,
and as the door of tlie second coach was
opened, and a call made for the occu
pants, it secinel extremely doubtful if
she could hold up another instant. She
leaned against the post, and stared into
the coach, and over its rich upholstering,
md said the late Ruby seemed ir.ore like
a son to her than a neighbor' Where
upon the usher looked appropriately gad
and called up the third and last coach
This had yellow cushions and pink
straps, and Mrs. Moriartv did not hes
itate to protest that in the death of Mr,
Ituby the community had met a loss that
it was not possible to recover from, am
that she would follow him to his la-
re-ting-place, if she had to do it on her
knees, and would feel grateful for tli
opportunity. Then the third and hs
coach filled and drove off to take it
place in the line, and Mrs. Moriartv ilrin
her tears, clicked back the sorrow of he
heart with one mighty gulp, and strod
into her own liou-e, shuttin the fron
door without Ihe aid of a knob. She tot
Clarinda that it was the sciliest nll.ii
she ever went to, and had it not been for
the body there would have been nofuner
id at all.
I'rrp'irat ion lor I. He.
There is a vast difference in the wa,
persons regaid the season of childhooi:
and youth. Some ignore them as tli
actu'J parts of life, seeing in them only
neces.sary portion of time, neither very
important nor very interesting, to
hastened over to reach what is beyond
while others regard them as beautiful
and pleasant periods, to be enjoyed an
admired, yet fail to estimate their gran
purposes as a means of preparation fo
mature anil rc-pousiolc hie. liotli art-
right in what they atlirm, and wrong i
what they discard. Childhood is an ac
lual existence, with its its oivn peculiar
relations and duties, hopes ard fears
joys and sorrows, successes and failures.
If it appeals to us in all its attractiv
helplessness, it yet claims our respect
and the smile with which we greet
should never be wreathed in contempt,
.Still it is chu-lly of a season ofprepara
tion that youth obtains its true dignity
There are lew even among parents, wji
realize the full significance of the fact
that the little ones they now pet am!
fondle as pretty playthings, will in
few years take their places as effectual
powers in the world invested with fit
powei and resp jusibility and abiindan
Jloru hearts pine awav in secret an
guish from the want of kindness fron
those whoKiiould be their comforters tlm
Irom any other cabimitv in I'ff.
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