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Benefits From Agricultural Papers.
Cor. Country Gentleman.
I think the reading of good papers
is doing more for the farmers than
many are aware of. , The most ob
stinate man can hardly read a paper
a year and not be influenced for the
better. Mr. Hoard, President of the
Northwestern Dairyman's Associas
tion. says we must have a lot of fu-
nerals before we can make much pro-1 as a rule, the few in each township
cress: but I have less faith in that that are most interested in Improved
remedv: the voumr people will be in- agriculture. Those with little inter
fluenced bv their surroundings and be est will not take the trouble to go tar;
".hi of ho nid hinnV vnn know, but by a little extra effort might be
word for our 'papers whenever we
have a chance. Soino of the seed
will catch and bring forth fruit: The
most unbelieving will notice after a
while if our surroundings show that
we "book farmers" are making the
A certain rich, philanthropic gen
tleman, living in Ohio, has been
talking of holding a farmers' institute
in every township in his county, for
two days, to try to get out and influx
ence for good the class that most need
The county meetings only draw in,
ery for white or black have passed.
The parlor organ, the magazine
nd the steel engraving have as
much right in the farmer's parlor as
ie plow and the drag In his fields.
f the farmer's boy of today is to be
opt at home he must be treated
more like a human being and' les
kc an animal.
Two or three good papers in the
house, exerting their silent influence
every week, will knock the old fogy
out more thoroughly and at less ex
pense than a funeral.
Farmers' institutes, clubs and
granges are doing a good work in the
same direction, and doing it the bet
ter, in that they bring the farmers to
gether and give them that social in
tercourse which they so much need;
but the men who read the West agri
cultural papers are those who attend
our institutes, as a rule. Occasional
lya farmer strays in who doesn't
take a paper, sneers at "book lam
in'," and expresses contempt lor ag
ricultural professors and education
generally a fellow who plants his
potatoes and kills his hogs "when
the moon is right" Such a one was
enticed into an institute not long
since, wuere me wruui was. Jiac a nnenav nn(1 wnnt tfl nuit the farm. I
his picture: Hair long and tangled- wish yQU,d haye a talk vith them
never euw meiiisiueoi a uaruerBiiop; nn(1 nnM tllPm dnwn
got out to a meeting in their 'own
township. If such meetings could be
held in every town, and then follow
ed up by some organization, such as
a grange or a farmers' club, and plen
ty of good papers were subscribed for,
great good might be accomplished.
T. B. Teruy.
Summit County, Ohio.
A Farm Picture.
I paid a visit to a farm belonging
to an old friend of mine the other
day. He is what is called a well-to-
do farmer. His farm is lo&ted six
miles from the nearest town and rail
road station. He came to the station
after me and as we jogged along over
the road he said:
"My three boys are restless and
blue overalls tucked into heavy cow
hide boots on which were several
coats of cow manure; a long brown
blouse with a strap around the waist;
in his hand a savage whip, and in
his mouth a quid of tobacco. Some
of tho ''boys" called him up to tell
how he cured his cattle of bloat; hd
used vinegar, which prevented the
gas from "(generating" in their
After ah institute, lately, I went
home with a farmer a reader of the
Country Gentleman, as usual and
what I saw there made me think a
good deal about the value of a paper.
There was a line large house, elegant
ly furnished, and a mammoth barn,
filled with stock and feed; fields tile
drained or the draining being done
as fast as the owner could get to it;
all surroundings neat and tasteful,
and the improvements were of a sub
stantial character. Fine stone walks
from the house to all the out-build
ings and the street, particularly took
"These must have cost you a good
deal of money," I said.
"Wen," he replied," "l presume
there is a little less money in the
bank, but there i3 a mighty sight
more comfort around home!"
This man is surrounded by neigh
bors who do not believe in improve
ments in farming, and not one of
them for some distance around takes
an agricultural paper. When my
friend built his new barn, they said:
" Y hat does the fool want oi such a
great barn? He never will half fill
it." But the owner expressed regret
to me that he did not build it 50 per
larger, as his crops had already out
grown it, as the result of his under
draining and better tillage and better
farming generally, for which he feels
largely indebted to your valuable
I listened for an hour,' with inter
est, to his reports of successes when
his Ignorant neighbors made failures.
Not one of those neighbors attended
the institute, which was only two
miles away. The old-fashioned
straight-toothed harrow was good
enough for them, they said; they had
no occasion to pay $30 or $40 for a
new-fangled arrangement. ' They
would work all day sowing grass
seed by hand, rather than pay $5 for
a nice little machine that would en
able them to sow as much before
breakfast and sow it better. I have
only pity for such men. Why will
they not learn the full, broad mean
ing of the law, "As a man sows, so
shall he reap?" '
My friend told mo when one of his
sons became old enough to go away
and begin farming for himself, he
made him a wedding present of a sub
scription to your paper, "and," ho
says, "it has been worth $500 to him
I heard a speaker say this winter
that not one farmer in fifteen took an
When we reached the farm I found
the paint all beaten off the house
while none of the-other buildings
had ever been painted at all. The
front yard was covered with long
grass and weeds. There wa9 a rag
carpet on the parlor floor, but all, the
others were bare. Not a wall in the
house had ever been papered. There
was no music, no newspapers or mag
azines, not a picture outside of a fam
"Why don't you have some flow
er beds in the yard ? " I asked.
"Haven't time to make 'em."
"Why don't you subscribe to some
reading matter ?" . 1 ,
"We haven't time to read:" ...
"That dip down there would make
a good fish pond."
"Yes, but I don't care for fish
"Don't any of the boys like mu
"YesI hear V;m talking, but we've
got too much work on hand."
"Haven't they been fishing this
"Been to a circus?"
"Had any holidays since the
"Boys go to school in the winter, I
"A little. We have wood to chop
and rails to split you know."
"They go to church ?"
"It's too far."
"How much money do you allow
them per week?"
"They don't get anything except
when I have to buy their clothes."
"What do they do on Sundays?"
"Oh, sit around and talk."
"What do they do evenings?"
"Sit around or go to bed."
"llow much does each boy earn
you a year ?"
"Well, $150 at the least."
"And how much do you actually
pay him ?"
The boys were aged 1G, 18 and 20
respectively. None of them had read
aline in history. None of them
could write legibly. They knew
about as much about arithmetic as
the ordinary schoolboy at 8. They
could read a little, but made no pre
tensions of spelling. They were bom
on the farm and had grown up there
Each one hated farm work. Each
one felt that his father had done him
injustice. Each one told me in con
hdence tnat he would run away
within the year.
Ther are farmers and farmers, but
fear that most of them are alike in
those things which are driving their
noys to naie tne country and
to determine to leave the farm at a
hazards. The farmer who began life
fifty years ago must not argue that
what was good enough for him is
good enough for his boy. It isn'
agricultural paper. I hope this is an The world has changed greatly. It
exaggeration. I do not want to is demanded of the humblest that he
think that our farmers, as a class, are be educated. We have come to un
so blind to their own interests as that, derstand that the human machinery
hat can we do about it? Not much must have a rest now and then from
perhaps, except to set as good an ex- its labors. The mind must be fed as
ample as possible, and peak a good well as the body. The days of slav
A GOOD BED.
eather Beds and Cotton Comfortables
Gone Out of Favor.
A good mattress is the first essen
tial of comfort, writes Mary E. Van
dyne. There was a time when feath
ers were considered indispensable,
but these expensive, troublesome and
not altogether healthful articles have
ong been out of favor. A firm, well-
made spring mattress should form
the foundation ef our couch,and up
on th!s should be placed a light tufted
hair mattress, the hair being of the
best quality, well curled, and not
mixed with any. cheaper substances.
here is no poorer economy than to
buy a cheap mattress. Consider ex
pense in purchasing the bedstead its
elf, if it be necessary, but let the two
mattresses be the best of their kind.
Springs that are not of good material
and well secured by the hand of a
thorough workman, have a disagree
able way of collapsing, turning over
and poking their ends into daylight,
while a mattres3 of poor material will
soon become a hard, uneven, lumpy
affair, offering anything but repose to
weary limbs. A blanket of average
thickness is all that should intervene
between the hair mattress and the
When we come to bolsters and pil
ows, feathers are clearly a necessity.
larbarous as the thought seems, it is
'live geese" feathers that we want,
and even these cannot be too care
fully selected. A light, downy pil
ow Is a great luxury,' and a pillow
filled with the proper feathers will
ast a long time, while one of a cheap
er kind soon becomes a heavy, soggy
mass. In making the bed each day,
bolster and pillows should be well
beaten so as to looso them thorough
y from the packed condition induced
by the pressure of the head. The
ticking used throughout . our bed
should be of the strongest, thickest
kind, otherwise the housekeeper will
be astonished at the ingenuity leath
ers can show in thrusting their quill
end through weak places.
Cotton is much more generally
used for sheets than linen, though
the time is not far back when good
housewives who spun their own flax
and used their own household looms,
would have been indignant had any
one suggested that a bit of cotton
cloth was to be found upon their beds,
or in their lavender-scented clothes
presses. But there is a chill about
linen that cotton docs not have, and
many physicians do not hesitate to
condemn linen sheets altogether. Let
us then compromise with the physi
cian by using cotton sheets ; and then
honor our grandmothers by covering
bolsters and pillows with linen, thus
securing the freshness, coolness and
sense of extra cleanliness that linen
always seems to possess over cotton
and wool. As the average length of
all bedsteads is six feet, the sheets
should be at least two and three-
quarters yards in length. If shorter,
they cannot be tucked in properly;
and an equally liberal allowance of
material should be left at the sides.
The upper part of the sheet should
have a broad hem, and the lower a
narrow, in order to avoid careless re-,
versing on the part of the person who
makes the bed. Wide sheeting is
better than narrow, as it does away
with the rough central seam. Be
careful that bolster and pillow cases
fit nicely, as nothing Is more unsight
ly than ill-fitting bed linen. The
"comfortables," or calico cases filled
with cotton, quilted and tufted, are
now quite generally discarded. Com
mon sense shows clearly that such
masses of tightly packed cotton can
not be cleanly or healthy. Our bed
coverings should be as light and airy
as is consistent with warmth. Flan
nel blankets are not very expensive,
and if a "comfortable" of any kind
must be used, let it be filled with
wool. New England Farmer.
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Crawfordsvillk, Ind., Aug. 20, '6.
To the Great South American Medicine Co. :
Dear, Gents : I desiro to Bay to you that I
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J. A. ilAKDEK,
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A SWORN CURE FOR ST. VITUS'S DANCE OR CHOREA.
Cbawfordsville, Ind., June 22, 1SS7.
Sly daughter, eleven, years old, was severely
What steam is to the engine,
Hood's Sarsaparilla is to the body,
producing bodily power and furnish
ing mental force.
A child that is restless at night and
don't sleep well, should be given Dr.
Bull's Worm Destroyers. It may
I prescribe Smith's Tonic Syrup in
my practice having found it to be as
recommended a cure for chills and
fever. -ft. firoirne, J. JK Concord,
Crawfordsville, Ind., May 19, 1886.
My daughter, twelve years old, had been af
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Vitus's Dance. She was reduced to a skeleton,
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low anything but milk. I had to handle her
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State of Indiana, 1M.
Ifontfomery County, f
Subscribed and sworn tobeforomothlsMay
19,1887. CllAS. M. TEA Vis, Notary Public
afflicted with St Vitus's Dance or Chorea. Wa
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edy in tho world for Indigestion and Dyspep
sia, nil forms of Nervous Disorders and tailing
John T. Mish.
State of Indiana, ,
Jfontnomrry Cminty, J
Subscribed and sworn to before me this Juno
22,1887. Chas. W. Wright,
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Sole Wholesale and Detail Agents for Warren County
Price, Large 18 ounce'Bottles, $1.25.. Trial Size, 13 cents