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THE TIMES NEW BLOOMFIKLP, PA., APKIL 24, 1877.
Shrinkage of Corn.
Diverse opinions are often expressed
la relation to the Ions In bulk nn J weight
of corn, frotn husking time till the
following summer or autumn. Several
years ago, we performed a series of ex
perlments bearing on this subject, and
reached several conclusions, which
farmers generally should understand.
We found the results to vary with the
dryness or dampness of the autumn,
and the degree of ripeness In the corn at
the time of husking. The condition of
the corn w 111 vary considerably In differ
ent parts of the field, or In different ears
in the same hill. It is essential, then,
that a fair average be taken. The fol
lowing are some of the results :
Corn in the ear, after an unusually
damp season, was weighed the first of
January, and by the following October
bird lost one-fifth part of its bulk :
The weight of corn in the ear, of the
northern eight-rowed varied, all the
way from 68 to 75 pounds, to yield a
shelled bushel of 60 pounds. Ears with
small cobs, well dried, afforded scarcely
8 pounds of cobs to the bushel. With
larger cobs, freshly husked, they may
weigh 12 or 13 pounds. A moist cob Is
much heavier than a dry one. Farmers
who sell corn in the ear should know
th amount of loss from drying. As a
general rule, a dollar per bushel for corn
in the ear in summer is no better than
seventy-five cents at husking time.
Sold in the ear, it should always be
weighed, not measured. We found that
a full, compact, heaped half-bushel, of
moderate seized 8-rowed ears, contained
56 ears, weighing 24 pounds. Thrown
in loosely, and heaped, there were only
44 ears, weighing 19 pounds.
Shelled grain shrinks in bulk and
loses in weight by long drying. In one
case it lost one-twentieth of its bulk and
one-eighth of its weight in three weeks
in a room heated with a stove. After
some months, it shrank in bulk from its
original condition as six is to seven, and
lost in Weight so as to be as five is to six.
Other experiment) in cold rooms nearly
correspond with this in results. It
would therefore be better to gell shelled
corn early in winter at eighty cent
than the following summer at a dollar.
With gourd-seed or dent corn the results
may be different, and they always vary
some with seasons. Wheat loses much
less by drying tlian corn. Country
Now the French Economize.
The French butcher separateH the
bones from the steaks, and places them
where they will do the most good. The
housewife orders just enough for each
person anYl no more, even to the coffee.
If a chance visitor drops in somebody
quietly retires and the extra cup is
provided, but nothing extra by careless
ness of intention, when the little range
is extinguished, and awaits for another
time. No roaring cook stoves and red
hot covers all day long for no purpose
but waste. The egg laid to-day costs a
little more than one laid lout week.
Values are nicely estimated and the
smallest surplus is carefully saved. A
thousand little economics are practic
ed, and it Is respectable to practice them.
Cooking is an economical as well as
sanitary and gustatory science. A French
cook will make a franc go as far as our
housewives will make three, and how
much further than the American Bridget
nobody knows we should probably be
greatly astonished, could the computa
tion be made, how much of the financial,
recuperative powers of France is owing
to her soups and cheap food; better
living, after all, than the heavy bread
and the greasy failures of our culinary
Ignorance. Home and Farm.
A lady writes the Ohio Farmer that
raveled yarn can be re-knit to good ad
vantage if when re-knitting there is
added a thread of spool cotton, threud to
be of similar color to the yarn. . Yarn
thus knit will last nearly If not quite as
well as if new, and knit without the
thread of cotton. When knitting the
heels or toes to stockings it is advisable
to knit In tho thread of cotton, if not
used for other parts ; heels and toes thus
knit will wear twice or three timet at
long as those knitted without the thread.
"Germantown yarn" when thus knitted
w ill be made durable and lasting, even if
knit into mittens, when if such yarn
should lie used without the thread it
would hardly pay for the time consumed
in its manufacture. Such yarn is meant
for scarfs, nubias, or garments made for
ornament rather than wear and tear ;
yet if used with the thread it can J
made very serviceable, even when much
worn. Raveled yarn of fancy colors
can also be used for lamp mats. Select
several strands of harmonizing colors
gather in loops and fusten to' a circular
piece of covered card-board. ,
B LATCH LBt'S
Tasteless, Durable, KfUnlent
and Cheap. 11m best Pump
fur tha least money. At
tention In esiieolally Invi
ted to Blateliley's Patent
Improved - Branket and
New Drop Check Valve,
which can be withdrawn
without removing tha
Pump or disturbing the
Joints. Also, th Copper
Chamber, which never
eraoks or acute, and will
outlast any other. For Kale
by Dealers everywhere.
tV-Rend for Catalogue and Prloo-Llst.
CliAB. . BI.ATCIILKY, Manufacturer.
6 37 ly 606 Commerce Bt., Pnllapelphla, Pa.
Do you want BOOTS of any kind f
If so, call and lee the
Mow orriitRD BT
Ft M O n T 1 M K It , '
New Pension Law.
UNDER en act of Congress approved March 3,
1873, widow of otlioers who were killed, or
died ol ilsnase contracted In the service, are now
entitled to l&OOper month tor eaohot their ohll.
The guardian ef a minor child of soldier who
heretofore only received 18.00 per inuuth pension
Is now entitled: to 110. per moth.
Boldlers who receive Invalid pensions can now
have their penslens Increased to any sum or rate
between IS. and $18. per month.
Boldlers who have lost their discharges oan now
Fathers and miners who lost sons Intheserv.
lee upon whom ey were dependant for support,
can also obtain pensions.
The undersigned having had over 10 years ex.
perienoe In the Claim agency business will attend
promptly te claims under the above act. ,
Call on or address .
I LEWIS POT TER,
Attorney for Claimants, ,
gutf. Perry Co., Pa
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SEWING MACHINES-. ,
FATIGUE OR IXJURV.
The most complete method of propelling the
sewlns machine. It saves four tllths the labor and
entirely avoids the cause ol physical Injury i en
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tached to any ordinary sewlnii machine without
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NEW Y0UK TREADLE MFU. CO..
6 lyr. otCtortanrftstreef, jv. J.
JANNEY & ANDREWS
No. 138 MARKET BT.,
WAINWRianT, & CO.
North Bast Corner ot 2nd and Arch Street,
HARLES S. JONES;
WHOLK8A1.K PRAI.KIt IN
Fisli, Cheese and Provisions,
818 NORTH WHARYEB,
Philadelphia, Pa. '
AVID. J, HOAR & CO.,
HOAR MoOOKKEY k I") .
BOOT AND SHOE
18 MARKET STREET,
QUNNINGHAM, GLEIM & CO.,
WnoLBSALi Dialers in
TOBACCO, CIGARS &c
NO. 4, NORTH FIFTH 8TKKET,
QRAYBILL & CO.,
Wholesale Dealers In
Oil ClothR. Carpets,
Carpet Chain, Wadding,
Batting, Twiueu, &c,
r And a tine assortment of
WOOD nod WILLOW WARE,,
No. 120 Market street, above tin.
0HN LUCAS & CO.
SOLE AND '
PURE SWISS GREEN,
White Lead and Coler
. MAN UFA CTURER&.
Nos. HI and 14S North Fourth Ht.
gMITH'S CARRIAGE WORKS,
On High Sisbkt, Kitr o Cabublb St.,
New Bloomfleld, Penn'a.
THE subserlhrrhashulltalarte and commo
dious Shop on Hlxa Ht., Kast of Carlisle Htreet
New Blonmflnld. ft., where he la prepared to man
nfacture to order
Of every description, out of the best material.
Sleighs of every Style,
built toorder, and linlahed In the most artist Icand
v Having superior workmen, he Is prepared
to furnish work that will compare favorably with
the best City Work, and much more durable, and
at much more reasonable rates. . ,,
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its , .
PRINTING of every description neatly ex
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BLANK BOOK MANUFACTURERS
Booksellers And Stationers,
And Dealer In
WINDOW CUKTAIN8 ,
XT ALL I'APBH, ETC,
No. 430 Market Street,
J -k-,... i I,... ,. its
BHAFFNEn, ZIEOLEB CO.,
Importer! and Dealers In
and every variety of
TRIMMINGS & FANCY GOODS,
No.Sfl, North Fourth Street. ,
Agent$for Lancaster Comb.
gOWER, POTTS & CO.,
And Dealers In r
CURTAIN & WALL-PAPERS.
Always on band, and made to Order.
Nos. 530 Market and 523 Minor Streets
Publishers of Banders'New Readers, and
Brooks' Arithmetics. Also, Robert's History of
cne uniteoataies.reitou'suutune iaps,e.
"DARCROFT & CO.,
Imporleii and Jobbers
Of Staple and Faney
DRY - GOODS,
Linens, White Goods, &c,
Nos. 0S and 407 MARKET STREET,
' (Above Fourth, North Bide,)
JJiW. T. MOUL,
Weimer, Wriffht & Watkin,
Manufacturer A Wholesale Dealers
Boots & Shoes
No. 302 Market Street,
AUB FRYMIRE & EDWARDS
IMFOKTMS AMD JOBBBSS OF
2S Market Street,
TRIMBLE, BBITTON Co..
VO. 606 MARKET 8TSEXT.
JLOYD, SUPPLEE & WALTON
WHOLES A tm
i No. 625 Market Street.
gT. ELMO HOTEL,
(FORMERLY "THE ONION,")
JOS. M. FEWER, ri-oprletor.
817 & 810 ARCH STREET,
$3.60 Per Day.
'I 'IIIS HOTEL being centrally located, and ftav
A Ing been entirely refitted, It will be fonnd
as pleasant a stopping place as can be desired
jINDSAY'S SILVER LIGHT.
A CHIMNEY, .
' ' ' AND '
Giving Double the Light of
any other Chimney,' ,
AT NO GREATER EXPENSE
FOR OIL !
. ETerybody who sees them are
The Trade supplied at
a Liberal Discount.
F.MORTIMER, . '
EST STREET HOTEL,
Nos. 41, 42, 43 44 West St.,
NEW YORK. ;
TEMPERANCE HOUSE, OH THE EURO
ROOMS ,V and T5 eents per day. Charges very
MODERATE. The best meats and vegetables in
the market. BEST BEDS In the City.
.WlyH B.T. BABBITT, Proprietor.
JE. JUNKIN, Attorney-at-Law,
New liloomlleld, I'erry co., Fa.
Office Next door to the residence ofjudpte
Junkin. . 46 tf
AM. MARK EL. Attomey-at-Law,
New BloomUeld, Ferry county, Pa.
l-lif Office directly opposite the Fost-Office,
nd adjoining the Mansion Hons.
JBWIS POTTKH, .
ATTOI1NEV AT 1AW,
NEW BLOOMFIELD, PERRY CO., FA.
Claims promptly secured and collected
Writings aad all legal business oarelully attend
edto. . 32 yl
JAME8 II. FEROllSON, Attorney at-Iw.
4v-Offlce Market Street, near the Square. 868
"1HARLES H. HMILEY, Attomey at Law.
New Bloomlleld, Ferry Co. Pa.
Office with 0. A. Barnett. Esq.. on Hiah
Btreet, north side, nearly opposite the -Presbyte. ;
rlan Church. ( , t , , August go, W7i.
JBA ILY, Attorney at Law,
New Bloomlleld, PerryCo., Pa
Office opposite the Mansion Heuseand next
door to the Fosl-Otllce.
Refers to B. Molutire, Esq. : - June27,t871.
trM. A. 8PON8LER, Attorny-at-Law,
TV Office adjoining his resideuce, on East
Main street. New Bloonifleld. Terry so.. Pa. e i ly
TOHN 6. 8HATTO, Surgeon Dentist, ;
tl New Bloomtleld,l,errTCO.,Pa.
All kinds of Mechanical and Surgical Dentistry
done In the best manner, and at reasonable
-Offlce at his residence one door East of the
Robinson House, and opposite Wm. A. Bponsler'g
LawoOlce. 8 21y
TITM. N. BEIBERT, Attorney-at-Law,
TV New Bloomlleld, Ferry co.. Pa,
. Bloomlleld, 1 83 It.
ITM. M. 8UTCH, ' '
. ATTORN ET-AT-L AW, ,
v New Bloomlleld, Perry CO., Pa.
MrOfflce Two doors West of F. Mortimer
Store 87 ly.
f E WIS POTTER. OTABTPr;i,ic, New Bloom
XJ Held, Perry Co., Fa.
Deeds, Bonds, Mortgages and Leases earefnlly
Prepared and acknowlcdKements taken. All
inds of Pension and Bounty paper drawn and
certified, will also take depositions to be reid In
any oourt In the United Btates. 7 10 ly
iOHAS. J. T, McINTTRE, Attorney-at-Law.
New Bloomlleld, Ferry CO., Pa.
. All professional business promptly andalt h
fully attended to. 8 aiy.
M. A. MORRISON,
J iTRTTrw niTHtriiint mil r.VKvn a i
COI.LFXTOR, NiwGekmantowh, Ferrveo.,Fa.
vKemittanceswIll be made promptly for all
ZtHAS. A. BARNETT, Attorney-at-Law,
sVOfflce on high street, North side, nearly op,
poaite tha Presbyterian Church. 3 2 ly '
RICHARD L. MAGEE, """"""
JUSTICE OF TTTE PEACE,
!C-mee at his residences In CENTB K TOWN
SHIP. Ferry County, Feun'a., one mile South of
Hew Bloojnfiela. 103