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VERMONT FARMER. nuKSHiMi am mahichtinu tuhkkys. Thousunds of dollars uro wnsted by turkoy raisers eaeh year for lack of sys tem aiid carcfulness in dressing their fowls. A bird picked elenn, nnd without a hruisc, will goncrnlly ttull for froin two to iivo cents u pound moro than onu tliat lnoks either of thoso roconimondations. Tho plnn practieed iu Now Euglnud, aml ono that gonorally su euros a prouipt snlo in Eastern oities at eon sidcrablo nilvancu ovcr tho prices tlmt aro ohtniued in thomnrkcts of New York, issnl stantially as follows : Never feed thu morning of tiio day 011 which tho turkoys aro to bo killed ; and at an carly hour drive them intosoinceasilyncees sible stnhle. (iather your neighbors in tlio proportion of ono nian to abont fiftceu birds, if your llock is largo. Provide two lialf hogshead tubs for tlio foathers, or ono, ns you may neod, and havingset it undur somcshcl ter, place a row of chairs or stools in a eirclo round it. Now darken thir doors of your .stable, and quictly seizo a bird, holding it so that, in ita struggles to freo itsolf from your grasp, it sliall not hit its body nr wings against any solid substnnco. Tlien with y9ur left liand tako fast hold of tlio legs and wings, drawing tho latterbaokwnrd.andplac ing tho ncck of tho bird across a round stick, sovcr tho head from tlio body with a sliarp axo hold in tho right hand ; then hold tho bird at an anglo from you, or, what is as woll, pross it firmly against tho ovon ground, l)rcast downward, so tlmt thero will bo no possibil ity of iu bruising itsolf whilo struggling. As soon as tho bird'a struggles aro endcd, soizo and pull out first tho tail and largor wing foathdrs, up to tho third wing-joint, counting from tho body outward; thon hold ing tho bird on your knees, novor allowing it to toueh thu tub, earcfully nnd quickly takc out thosnialler foathers, boing spedally par tiuular not to toar tho skin, and always keep ing m mind that tho loast disfigurntion will iinuro tho sale. When it is nearly piokod, consign tho bird to somo loss musoulnr per son to tako out tho pin foathers. This can bo oasiostdono with tho point ofasharp pon knifo, prossing against tho thumb with tho feather betwoen. In no easo should tho body bo laid asiilo till ovury thing is roiuovod that would ofl'ond tho oyo. Aftor tho bird is coolud, lay it on a board covored with sovoral thioknesses of woolon cloth, nnd whilo it is hold on its baek attondant, cut with a sharp penknifo a circlo noout tho sizo of a two-cent pieco around tho vont, through which aperturo removo careful ly and complotolythoontrails, keeping all tho fat attaohed to thom in tho body with tho ilngers of ono hand, whilo tho drawing is porformed with tho other. Thon eiifc n(T Hin wings, if you havo not dono it boforo, at tho thiru joint, wipo tho neck thoroughly, leaving not a particlo of dirt or a staln of blood ; lay tho turkoy on its back in a cool place; tho next morning, draw tho skin ovor tho boue of tho neck, nnd tio it firmly with a common cotton strinir. and vour bird U remlv ihr and if woll fattened, will bring tlio best pnco. Whcn they aro packed for market, thoyaro laid brenst down in clean boxcs (shoo boxcs aro best,) tho covor firmly nniled, tho box marked with tho gross weight, taro and not, with tho shipper's namo on ono ond and tho consignoo's in bold clmrncters ncar tho mid dlo, and if they aro cold whon put into tho l)Ox, and kept in a cool placo aftorward, thoy will bo as salablo at tho end of threo wooks as thoy aro on tho day aftor their first pucking. Jkarth and Home. THU MUI.KXTHACTOII. Bco koepurs aro much intorostod now-a-days iu tho " Mclcxtractor," and its probablu iutlucucu in fiiruishing treblo tho qunutity of honoy, uuequalcd iu quality by anything hithurto sent to markot iu this form. I pro poso to givo onr exporienou with it tho past season, and our viows conccrning tho nd vantages of honoy thus obtainod ovor ordi nary straiucd honoy, and coinb honoy as usu ally sold in boxes. Tho general idea in tho construction of a inolextraetor is to place tho combs, with tho sealing of tho colls sliced ofl', iu a frame work whoro a rotary motion can bo seeured, nnd tho honoy catight in an outer lox or tank as it llies out by thu centrifugnl force thus produced. I will not go into a dotniled description, as thero aro sovoral forms ndver tisod, and thoso intorostod can chooso for themselvos. Ono chiuf ndvantago lios in tho puro quali ty of tho honey thus s'eeured. It is precisoly as takcu from tho llowors, without a suspi cion ol a ilavor of pollou, or any other ilisa-gi-eeablo ingredicnts usually found insti-aincd honey. Tho qunlity cannot bo excellod, and tho grados of dover, basswood, or buck whoat, aro puro as can possibly bo found in tho freshest, nowost combs niado in boxcs. Now as for qimntily. I will givo figures from ono of our own apiarios tho past sum mer. A good colony, with qundruplo tho usual numbcr of clcan, cmpty combs, (viz. : thirty-two combs arranged in two tiers, six teeu on tho bottom nnd sixteen above thom,) gavo botween Juno 10th and Sopt. 5th, threo hundred and sixty-ono pounds of honey, all of which was tho clearest dover and bass wood, oxccpting-about forty pounds of buukr wheat. Tho yiold in ono wcek in tho hcight of tho season was cighty-four and a half pounds. Tlio best yiold of box honoy from an equnlly good hivo was ono hundred and lifty-fivo pounds, onlythree-sovenths asmuch. Thero aro sovoral roasons for this difl'or enco iu tho proceeds from two hivcs, equal in all respects at tho beginuing of tho season. Onu is tho fact that no timo was consumcd by tho bees iu tho mauufacturo of combs, plenty of enipty combs boing at hand nt all times. This not only provented any loss of timo, but tho nmplo room affordcd, nnd fre qucnt omptying of combs, stimulatcd breed ing to a very great oxtont, and tho working forco of tho hivo was thus largely inoroasod. Fourteen of tho lower tior of combs woro filled with brood, nnd it was nlso found in tho lower part of tho upper tier. A snialler item to bo remcmborod is tho honoy which is neccssarily consumcd in tho manufacturo of comb, and which, saved, helps swcll tho ng gregato nmount. This is now ono of our best and strongest colonies, and is woll filled for winter. But this oxtracted honey niust estiblish n roputation in markot for its indisputable su periority ovor strainod honey, or consumers will suspect ita vcry purity to bo n sign of adultcratlon. I think tho most loasible plnn for niaking this honoy populnr in market is for responsi blo nnd honcstapiariansto put it up in sealed cans or jars, with labels designating tho kind, and stamp it with their own namo. Tlio un brokonseal assures tho puichaser that it has not beon meddled with by intorniediato par- tics, and tho namo of reliablo llrms will soon bo a guaranty of quality. By filling to tho brim and sealing air tight, I think thero can bo no dangor of its cnnilying: and should it uo so, it can always bo liquified by warming M. Quimhv, in llural New Yorker. Coloreil Htnrcli. A now articlo for tho liundry has recontly bcen introduced in Etirope, and is much liked. It consists of starch of diflVront shades of color, by means of which any desircd tint niay bo impartcd to a whito drcss in doing it up, thus enabliug tho owncr to appear in a sufliciont variety of colors without a corros- ponding number of dresses. Tho drossos aro .starchcd aud ironed cxactly in tho common way, and tho colors, whon it is carofully dono, aro quito as perfect as in goods colorcd at tho manuf.ictory. Clienii DlenchliiK Materlnl. Spirits of turpentlno sorvcs an exccllnnt purioso in bleaching whito goods. Ono ouncoof tho turpentino should bodissolvcd in threo ounccs of strong alcohol. Mix ono t'lblespoonful of tho preparation in tho last rinsing wator. Wring tho clothcs well aud hang thom out. Tlio bleaching aatiou of tho turpentino consists in its producing ozonc, (a powerful bleaching agent,) when oxposod to tho light nnd air. In this proccss tho turpen tino disnppcars, leaving no trace behind. By this mothod, unliko thoso in which chlorinc or sulphur is cmployed, tho fabric is cntircly iininjuml. Graham Cakcs. One cgg, 4 cup brown sugar, 2 cups sour nulk, 1 teaspoon sodn, sufliciont ilour to ninko a moderately still' battcr. Beat tho egg and sugar together, then ndd tho milk, next a part of tho llour, tho soda dissolved in hot water, then tho reinainder of tho Hour. Havo ready t)io biscuit pan groivsed nnd hoatod, fill tho divisions ovcr half fnll, and bake in a hot oven. Nieo for breakfast. Good Cooklca. Ono cup of sugar, 3 cup imttor, 1 cgg, 1 teaspoon sodn, 4 cup of milk. Beat egg and sugar together till smooth and light, ndd tho milk, and a cup of llour, then ndd tho soda dissolved in hot water, then llour euough to roll out, cut nnd bake in n quick oven. Prlrd Chlckeit. Cut up tho chickcn and lay tho picces in cold water to cxtract tho blood wipo dry, dredgo with flour in which is mixed a littlo peppor nnd salt. I'ry in lard to a rich brown, tako them out nnd kuep in a warm placo, skim tho grnvy carofully, add a small spoonful Of llour nnd ono-half pint of croam, season with pcppcr, salt and parsley, (or to suit tho tnsto.) FrUd Potatoci. Boil potatocs the day beforo using, peel thcm nnd cut thcni aeross in rather thin slicos. Hnvo ready your doughuut kottlo of lnrd, whon hot drop them in ono by ono, putting in only what tho lard will covor, fry quickly to n light brown, tako up, salt nnd kcep hot till sont to tho tnble. This way provents tho usual disagroeablo odor and the unwholesomencss nrising from burnt lard, as tho lard aftor rcpcatod uso looks as whito as whcn takcn from tho box. Anothcr Way. Tako good shapod smooth potatoes, wipo thom clean, slico thcm very thin, (any thick- ness of a knifo blado,) and fry as above, stir- ing often. This is a good way if wantcd whon boiled potatocs uro not nt hand. Many also liko them better, although not so digest- iblo. Uabtea on VaaUIK-I)ay. Thoro is nothing moro likoly to bring a so- vero iittuek of illness upon a young ohild than to kcep it oxposod to tho heat, steam, and tho ojicning aud shutting of doors in tho kitohen, on washing-day. Iunumerablo casos of lung fovor havo wo traced to this causo. It is trying to tho constitution of an adult, nnd froightcd with denth to thu tcndcr infant. To t'nre Xuti Well. "Wliat cood buttornuta!" oxclaiiiifid Jaines, whilo vlsiting his nunt. " les. " said sho. "jind thov owo their irfinil llavor to tho ninnner in which they uro eurcd. Wlicn irathui'ed thnv woni tliinlv nnil vinlv o j spread on n dry and niry chamber lloor, and wniio urying surreu n lew timos, ttiat tlioy migni not neator mouid, us tlioyuo il sproail too thick, or do not 1k vo sulllcient uir whilo dl'villL'. Thuv limst reinnin sDreiul till thnr- oughly dried, and then they may bo itit in tiry doxcs or Darrois. " All nuts wlulo our ing will looso inuchof their good llavor if left on tho ground, or plled up so tlmt the air can not circulato fn-oly among them." Uut," said James. "does not tho nir eir- oulato freely among thom on tho ground?" "Yes; bntthough thoy neod air they also neod dryness ; and tho dow and raia is inju rious to their llavor. All nuts, whon fully maturcd, ouglit to bo gathurod when dry, nnd thlnly snread in a drv. airv room. Tlim- should not bo left liiled u. bceanso nnit is in a huiTy or wishes to do somcthing else." Jiurcu jcw lorKcr. IIow lo Mnke DlflTerent Ceuielil. A Ccmcnt usUhstnmling wutcr, acids, oils, iDc. Simplo shellac, niado up into sticks ol tho sizejof a lend pcncil, is commonly sold for such eemont. Tho oly'uets to bo comented together aro first warmed till thoy mclt tho shollao brought in contact with them. This is very good to cement broken glass, porco lain, &e especially as tho objects aro agnin ready for uso immediatoly when cold; but it is not adaptedforlloxiblooly'ects, asitcracks, nnd nlso will not withstand heat or alcohol, which softens tho shcllno. A Cement withstanding Heat and Alcohol. Tako tho best kindo'f gluo; pour on an cquaL quantity of water; let it soak ovcr night; next morning inelt it ovcr a gentlo heat, and ndd a littlo creosoto or oil of cloves to pre vont putrofai'tion. This cement will also bo adapted for llexiblo objects, liko leather, and is sold at present from wngons in different dties of tho United SUtes. This cement will not withstand boiling wator as woll, as this softens tho gluo. A Cement witlistanding heat and moisture both. Siniply puro whito lend, or zinc-whito, ground in oil, and usod very thick, is an ex cellont cement for mending broken crockory waro ; but it takes a very long timo to hanl on sufliciently. Tho best plnn is to placo tho mcnded objcct in somo storo-room, and not to look after it for soveml wceks, or oven months. Aftor that it will bo found so firmly united that, if ovcr ngain broken, it will not part on tho lino of tho fornier fracturo. 27ic Cabinet Makcr. Ilonachold Welghte and Meaaurea. Wheat llour, ono pound is ono qunrt. Indian mcal, ono pound two ounces is ono qimrt. Butter, whcn soft, ono pound one ounce is ono qunrt. Wliitu sugar, powdered, ono pound ono ounce is ono quart. Best brown sugar, ono pound two ounces is ono quart. Eggs, avorago sizo, ten aro ono pound. Llquid measuro. Sixteen tnblespooufuls are half a pint. Perpetual Paate. A perpetual jiasto may bo niado by dissolv ing an ounco of alum in a quart of warm water. When cold add as much llour us will mako it tho consistency of croam ; thon stir into it half a teaspoonful of powdered rosin nnd two or threo cloves. Boil it down, stir ring all tho timo. It will keep twolvo months, and when dry may bo softened with water.