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PATRONS OF HU SBA RY.
ACCOX0 ODATION 0~ PATRONS AT THE CENTENNIAL. OFFICE OF SIuC'Y PENN. STATE GRANGE, Mechanicsburg, Sept. 25, 1875. J Worthy Sir and Brother.-The projected Patrons Centennial Encampment, for the entertainment of members of our Order and their friends who will visit Philadelphia next Summer, is now in a fair way of being carried into effect, and I respectfully submit the fol lowing for your consideration : A lot of sixty or eighty acres of ground will be procured on one of the great lines of railway, within a few miles of the city of Philadelphia, and the grounds laid out in such manner as will be most conducive to convenience and healthfulness. Substantial board tents will be erected and furnished with all articles necessary for comfortable lodgings, somewhat on the style of the great denominational camp meeting grounds at Ocean Grove, Landisville and Mt. Union. A railroad station will be located on the grounds, so that visitors from all parts of the United States and Territories can stop at the encampment and can be conducted at once to their tents. Railway passenger trains will be run at stated intervals, between the en campment and the Centennial Fair Grounds, and passengers conveyed to and fro at very low rates of fare. Boarding tents will be located at con venient points on the ground for the accom modation of those who find it inconvenient to bring provisions with them, and boarding furnished at prices not exceeding $1.50 per day. The camp will be furnished with good water ; thoroughly drained; lighted at night, and placed under the supervision of an efficient police, and every effort put forth to guarantee the comfort and protection of visitors. In the centre of the grounds will be erected a large building, a portion of which will be used as a Grange hall and reception room. The officers of the association will also be located in this build . ing, and a good fireproof safe placed therein . In which visitors can deposit money and other valuables during their stay. The above is merely an outline of what is * proposed by the Encampment Association- the great object being to establsh a home for the Patrons and farmers of the United States where they can stop durihg their visit to the great Centennial Exposition, without running the risk of being "fleeced" by the hotel and boarding house proprietors of Phil adelphia. Lodging and boarding at this en campment will not necessarily cost any one over $2.00 per day, and where visitors bring their provisions with them, their expenses will be much less. The capacity of the en campment will be amply sufficient for the entertainment of from 5,000 to 7,000 people per day, and it is hoped this project will be the means of inducing many thousands of our agricultural people to attend the centen nial, who, under other circumstances, would not be able to spare the money to remain any time in Philadelphia. For the furnish ing of the means to outry out this great en terprse, a temporary association has been formed, and a 4larter apilied for under the Mllowing genert provisions: The assocation w*ill be styled the " Ceuten . nial Encampment AsLociation of the Patrons of Husbandry." Capital Stoek, $150,000. Number of Shares, 3,0O0. Par vflie of each $hare, $50. The subscription of stock to be Spaid in at such time and in such hilstallments as the Boardof Directoms may hereafter de naSine upon9 As sooarns 500 sharea .of stoek have been subseritbed, a meeting will be called at somo conveniett place, and a ,permanent organization effecteflh y the 9leo tion of a President, Vice Presidh!t, Treas prer Secretary and a Board of seven Direo. trp, to be chosen fromamong timesdthold It has been determined that for the ptes e-.t, no Grage. or individual Patron shall=? pr~otltted t iubscribe ltr more than one breof stocdkr,] no pierson outside of our ter will beallf * i t*ebeobaze astockhold . By this inea b lreswill be kept ntirely a o gour Ivsid ino speculation emidtted. 'h rs ii dou bt Imthe stock will piy a d i tiadisome pros o hEa't every grUig} and 1'ian that in In the 'stock willloev the rglnal in tnesitent tf $60 iad a divided of trmn $10 toI. by the ' t of Noqbir, 1876. But in addison. to this, f *h houorablepo itio# in wbich our Order will be placed by the carrying out of this great enterprise, aid the good to be confered by it upon the Patronis and farmers of this country, should be a greater incentive to action than any consideration of profit. The temporary officers of the association are: President, Dr. M. Steck, IMaster of Grange No. 27. Lycoming county; Vice President J. C. Amerman, Master No. 57. Montour, county; Treasurer, Townsend Walter, Past Master No. 60, Chester county, Secretary, R. 11f. Thomas, Secretary Pennsyl vania State Grange, Mechanicsburg, Pa. As the time for carrying out this great enter prise is very limited, it is necessary that im mediate action be taken, and to this end you are earnestly requested to take this matter into immediate consideration, and if you ap prove and feel able and Willing to assist the enterprise by subscibing one share of stock, send in your name, No, of Grange, post office address, county and State to me at the earli est moment. Should your Grange conclude to take a share (and mast of the Granges to which this propositiP~n comes will no doubt do so,) have it subscribed in the name of the MIaster, for the use of the Grange, and use the seal of the Grange on tha letter notifying me of the subscription. There should be no hesitency or delay in subscribing for the stock. Over one hundred shares have been taken in the counties of Lycoming, Centre and Cumberland, within the past two days, and the whole three thousand shares could be sold in Eastern and Central Pennsylvania and New Jersey within ten days if it were deemed advisable. It has been thought best, however to extend an opportunity for sub scriptions to the Patrons of as many States as can be conveniently reached in the short time left for the work. It may be weH to mention that the subscriptions will be called for in installments of $5,10 or $15 at a time, and the whole amount of each subscription may not be wanted until late in the winter or towards spring. In other, words, the money will only be called for as needed. It is also important for subscribers to the stock to know that the Treasurer, Brother Town send Walter, is a gentleman of wealth and position, a practical farmer and owner of 600 acres of the finest land in Chester county. IIe has occupied the position of treasurer of his county a number of years, to the entire satisfaction of his constituents. If you desire to subscribe to the stock, notify ine immedi ately. Fraternally, R. H. TIIOO AS, Sec'y. The above was sent us for publication by the Secretary of the Territorial Grange. We would state that full and complet.arrange ments have been made. The eacamp ment will furnish -a grand home for :all who desire to avail themselves of it, and that, too, at rates so reasonable tlint none can grumble. Bro. McCammon states that he has taken a share for the Territorial Grange.l, Hence Montanialis will be more than welcome. Of the $30,000 to be given on th. great four mile race over the Bayr Pistrict Course, San Francisco, $27,000 are entrance fees, there beinig nine in number. 'Tle Turf, Field and Farm, in'speaking of the avorites says: " In Wildidle, Springbok a*d Rlith erford the. fleetness` of the Adlstraaan. cross is fortified by the stout blood of Ipxington. In Katie Pease the unflinching endurance of Planet is happily blended with the speed and bottom of Gliende; and ti' G'imstead, son of Giiroy, out of sister to Rurnc;:she by Sovreign,' out of Levity,.b inip. Tri'stee; Gilroy, by Lexington, out of Ma nolia, by Glencoe, the best blood in the lait is com mingled. With these gems of tht Aimeri can stud as the repteseiitative knights of the great tourney, we may safely predict a grand contest for the $30,000 fouramile-4eat race in the Golden City." It isistimated that the Palific Jockey Club will dear over 0,000 upon the occasion: Dr. S. Hull, one of the most eminent litoIebulturists asid President of the Illinois State Horticultural Society, died at his rest dene ih Alton, on Monday; Nov. 8th. 8t. .l4.f Is to i avo a mammoth hbtcl, eoving f Cresw$f ground aund containr iug om ii rooms. l Ii V , 1convention of the An iaodatiou of Breeders of ShortI h 1 i d two days.w i la be i WedneRday, December 1st, 1875, anrd S uing~Jn twto days. TTHE DAIRY. JERSY ItEIFI R' 's BUTTER.-1Th1 publica tion of the dairy product of cows which have been forced by high feeting to yield an unus ual quantity of milk or lutter, may be of doubtful utility; but the record of such as have been kept on grass or hy only is inter esting to dairymen, and in the ease of a breed so recently introduced into the country as the Jersey, and which is still on trul before the dairying public, such information may be both interesting and profitable. I accor dingly offer the following statement oef a week's product of my .Jersey heitier Lady Regent, No.3665 in Herd Register, A. J. C. C., aged 24 months, as a specimen of what this breed of cattle is du)ing, and of the early age at which they come into profit : The trial was made Oct. 5th-11th. During each of the seven days the yield of milk was exactly the same, viz.: 20 lbs. Each one of the morning milkings was 11 lbs,, and each one of the evning milkings 9 lbs. The yield of butter for the weeck was S lbs. 8 oz. During the last two days of trial the butter made was 2 lbs. S oz., one pound and a quarter per day ; and the amount would, without doubt, have been the same rate in the five days proceeding, had there been a fire in the milk-room, and the temperature been maintained at the proper height. 1)u ring the last two clays a pound of milk yielded an ounce of butter ; and considering 2 15-100 lbs.of milk as equal to a quart, it took less than seven and one-half quarts of milk to mnak1, a pound of butter. The feed was grass only ; the heifer run ning in pasture with the rest of the herd, con sisting of twenty head ; nor had her feed ever been anything but hay or grass. The above figures were given me by my dairyman, an intellgent and honest Yankee, whose statements during the last two and a half years I have allways found to be trust worthy, and who, in this particular case, could have had no reason for deceiving me. -Country Gentleman. At a meeting for discussion during the re cent New York State Fair, T. K. Hawley suggested a plan of treating butter with brine instead of salt, stating also that it had been tried with satisfaction by HIon. Harris Lewis. Mr. Hawley said: I maintain that salt does not preserve but ter. If it did, every dairy and every firkin that is put down in good order should be preserved as certainly as a barrel of good pork properly salted is preserved. But such is not the fact. What salt really does in butter besides the flavorinig is that it acts upon the cheesy mat ter incorporated into it, and this action is detrimental to o the keeping. The truth is that butter may be kept indefinitely without the use of salt it it be freed from the ele ments upon which the salt acts and from all impurities of every character. Now l ask if it would not be better to employ brine for the cleansing of the butter from these foreign substances, at the same time giving the fla vor which is desired to suit the taste? Can 'not these.objects be obtained more certainly and more thoroughly by the use of brine ? We get the flavoring as surely as by the use of salt, and by the washing we do more. My plan would be to stop the churning just before the butter is gatherd, taking it when it floats in pellets, and by the use of brine as a wash, cleansing it from 'that which induces decay or loss of quality, and so fitting it for use or the market, and I believe tending to its preservation. I would make the brine pure by cleansing. I care not what kind of .salt be used, there are impurities, and these incorporated into the butter, tend not only to damage its quality, but to induce decay. So I would strain the brine, making it as clear and pure as possible. After washing the bthtter with this, I would then use the brine on the compost heap, because it must contain much of cheesy properties that come out of the butter. And I would make a sec ond and then a third with bribe as carefully prepared. The brines of these last two washings I would save' for. the washing of the next churning, throwing them away a fter that use. It seems to me that all the ipurposes for which salt is used in butter would bei ittained by these repeated wash ings, and more certainly, and I shotld be stwe that there, was no salt left in the butter .to..t u nupo i.cheesy matter, thus.amaging the'qu&lity The butter would be made no more salt than tue brine. Water, a s.-e a,' khnow, will idissole a,,givn: qum i ntity salt, awl no mor., M1I weteas atura ed solutin' te: w.nter could bie made no more salty: If -IfI 1i5 too mtich'to smitthel requiremeriti of the market, as it would be'tle `'last Kwashing should be made with a weaker brine. DIAMOND SPRAY. 'I'TANKSGIVNG sponge cake: HIappening in uninvited. A KNIGIIT of Saint Crispin holds on to the last. WINTER " hops" are raised in Diamond by the Terpscihorean Club. TinII more ruffled our ladies are, the bNitter they think they appear. IF the scarcity of husbands is the cause ot Woman Suffragists let them flee ulnto i ta inond. A SP'LNDID recipe for dressing fowl has been furnished Dame Nature, as the flashing robes of the peacock indicate. THEiIREiE is considerable healthy gossiping going on at the White Sulphur Springs. Meagher county. At least, the guests aru continually getting into hot water. A GOLDEN fluid is a certain preserver of friendship. BATOcrLEORHIOOD is by fur the most pre ferable, since Mis-Fortune never comes to us .single-handed. A GENT in the Valley has taken a policy in the old and reliable Mutrimnonial Al liance. A BEER TICKET is good only for a downr trip. TiIn women of America seem determined to cast the rag-baby out in the cold. Their present style of pull-back is a severe restri, tion upon inflation. Mu. WooDs, of the dramatic profession, said that lie was quite a Forest. The audi ence thought he meant wilderness. A WVESTERN lawyer defines the Art of Civilization as getting your neighbor's money out of his pocket into your own, without making yourself amenable to the law. A LITTLE boy wanted to borrow his aunt's dog for a moment, and asked her to let him have a piece of string so he could lead him. " What are you going to do with hinm ?" said the good lady. The boy hesitated for a nrº mnent, and then said : " Well, you see a boy round the corner bet me his dog was a larger (log than yours." "Well," said .the aunt; "suppose that it tu'rns out tliht his dog is the larger one?" '" Then," said the nephew; " you'll lose your dog." When that little boy becomes a grown-up nman it is thought he will be a great banker. He evidently understands the principle of modern, banking-borrow somebody's dog and bet it against something else. Provided, however, that success attends his first effort the next thne he will borrow two dogs. But many a brilliant man has beeri spoiled by failure in the first vcuture. "SPEECH is a pump, by which we raise up water from the great lake of thought, whither it flows back again." This figure of speech accounts for the thin, watery and diluted stuff with which too many writers attempt to satisfy'theiir readers. A writer, like a milkman, should go .out of business when lie cannot supply his customers with out recourse to the pump.--Exchange. Like the weary traveler at the alkalin. spring of the desert, "we drink and are riot satisfied." A YOUNG and beautiful New Jersey girl, who was falsely accused of theft and acquit ed on instructions from the Judge, sprang on the bench and gave his honor a resound ing kiss "for his mother." She was not flned for contempt, and the judge did not say, ' Never let me catch you here again," or " Don't do so any more. "I am going to publish a book of miscel laneous papers.'" "Under what title? " asked Jerrold. "Oh, an ordinary title," said Lemon; " Prose and Veise."' " Ah," said Jerrold, smiling not unkindly, though the rejoinder flashed and cut, "Prose and Worse." In contrast, let me instance Mark' Lemon's very latest jeu d'esprit, not hitherto in print, A few days before his" death,. a yoiug custom-house clerk, who had played in ," Falstaff," as an amateur, called upon him at Crawley. There was an outer and es inner door to the room where poor Mark was lying. McDonald blundered with ithe doors and made air awkward enterahb. ".Surprised at your stupidity, .Mac, .dt the invalid; it you certainly ought to:.t3 derstand double entry."-London Society.