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.2 GRICUL T URd L . One I'onncI nl Pork Prom Fonr mid a llnirPoand of Corn. Several years ugo Prof. J. B. Lmves obtained 100 pound of pork from sf v- cn bmheLi of com, or one pound of pork from four and a half pounds of corn, lhe gram was ground and moistened with water before feeding. A reader of the Herald always com uieiices fattening in the spring, at which time a bushel of corn is more valuable in its results than iu autumn, and con tinucs a regular course of feeding throughout the; season.uhe corn is ground aad ninety pounds of hot wa ter pouredioa every sixteen pounds of meal, and utter standing twelve to eighteen thours. the whole mass be comes thick feed. He finds by mens ured experiment that the value of the corn is fully" doubled by this" process, as compared with corn fed in the ear, and 50 percent, better than meal mere ly mixed with cold water. One bushel of corn thus prepared, after de ducting 10 per cent, toll for grinding, and leaving only fifty-four pounds for the bushel, will give twenty pounds of pom, or at the rate ot two and two- third pounds of corn for each pound of pork. When pork is hve cents per pound he obtains at the rate of $1 per bushel for his corn. The farmer ob tains by scalding the meal one pound of pork from two and two-thirds pounds of corn he gets 50 per cent, less, or at the-rate af one pound of pork to the three and three-fourths pounds of meal, when mixed' merely .with cold water. which is within less than .half a pound of the quantity of meal reauired in Lawes experiments: when the same kind of feed was used. In his manage ment there was every advantage of sound corn, comfortable quarters, cleanliness, regularity of feeding and quality oi Dreeamg. n may De well to state that he has found the best sound corn double the value of a great deal that is used when badly grown or irapenecuy npenea, or more- or less moldy. These facts' show what may be done "by keeping animals growing regularly fromtbe day of their birth until they are reaay ior tne siaughtcr-house. There is an immense saving in food by cooking iL Aaricdla in 2C Y. Herald. The Necessity orGrass.CHltarc. The cultivation of grasses and forage plants is an indispensable attribute of prosperity. Why are the lands of hentuckyVanduhio 'bo much more val uable than those of the cotton stated when we can produce a commercial ar ticle of prime necessity worth 'twice as much per acre as their products? It is because we disregard rotation, exclude every other crop but cctton and base all our chances of success upon a sin gle card. In an agricultural point of view grass is tne greatest boon ever donated to man. It grows unceasingly oar and night, wet and dry. cold and hot, andiuraishes the cheapest stock leed extent. 1 have had hogs from seven to nine months old, weighing 250(poundsF .and yet they have never uisiea anyxning out grass. Til ft lurid KflOttlti ht VT11 rlmjnfwl . M. UlUVUj and if not sufficiently rolling to drain naturaiiy, it musi De- done artmcially. "Water must, under ao, circumstances. be permitted to stand on land devoted to grass culture, else the grasses sown will be destroyed in such places, and "wire grass" will furnish a substitute as unprofitable as it is undesirable. The proper preparation of the land is of prime importance. I would use a one-horse turning plow, running at a depth of three to four inches, follow with a subsoil as deep as the best double team could draw the same, harrow well and thoroughly pulverize the soil uy roning or aragging as may be nec essary in order that the surface may be smooth and adapted to the use of the mower. This preparation is not alto gether, necessary; m feet, clover sown in the fall or early winter is more cer tain to catch when sown on stubble, the trash serving to protect it while young, yet this is not neat farming, and should De practiced only in cases of emergency. Occasionally we have wet weather in August and September," and grass can then be sown in corn or cotton, and by Christmas a good-pasture may be ob- boiuju, putiucu mc grounu is not too wet for pasturage at that time. The most preferable method is. however. to thoroughly prepare the land as above described; the exceptions to the gen eral ruie snouia only be used when better preparations cannot be obtained. bovihern farmer. For Ike Far mcr'H Wife. One of the greatest troubles of the neat and orderly housewife in the coun try results from muddy boots of those members ot the lamily who have to work in the fields, stables and the barn-yard. The wet boots must be dried, and are generally left under the jwiicuen stove, where their presence is very disagreeable. Now, to have a neat kitchen,, there should be a boot rack placed behind the stove, in which me damp boots may be placed to drv. Such a contrivance lias been found a great convenience. It has three shelves about four feet long, ten inches wide, and placed a foot apart. At one end a hoot-jack is fixed by hinges so that, when not in use, "it is folded against one eud of the rack and secured by a button. There Is also a stand for claming boots at the front, which also folds up when not in use, and the black ing brushes are placed on the shelves lehind the f-tand, and are out of sight, and when folded the' hang down out of the way. The rack should be made of dressed pine hoards, and stained fonie dark, durahleTolor. Sound Ilcu on Tanning. The following views on farming were thrown out by Mr. Greeley in his speech in Baltimore, nnd they so effect ually cover the ground of successful c.ilture tint we give them a place for the ocneni oi our readers; 1. That the area under cultivation should be within the limits of the cap- iiai and labor employed: or in other V. 1 .a- words that on impoverished soils no one should cultivate more land than he can enrich with manure and fertilizers, be it one acre or twenty. 2. That there should be a law com- uellincr every man to nrevent his stock from depredating on his neighbor's helds. 3. That deep soil is more economical man loose pasturage. 4. lhat deep tillage is essential to good larmmg. , o. Ihat the muck heap is the far mer's bank, and that everything should be added to it that will enlarge it. and ........ ... - w . increase at the same time its fertilizing qualities. 0. That no farmer or planter should depend upon one staple alone but should seek to secure himself against serious loss in bad seasons by diversity ot pro ducts. yzjccliange. Renovation ol'lVorn Soil. . We all have lands not worn out. but tired down by continual cropping, and we always have lands that may be said to be worn out, since they are no longer prxluctive. We now want the best and cheapest plan of renovating these lauds, so as to grow remunerative crops. To do this, we must have our lands charged with a good supply of vegetable matter to make the land live ly and productive. This can be ob tained by the turning under of green crops and aiterwards a judicious rota tion ot crops: in doing-this, we can on ly cultivate what lands we can manure well, or such as have not been exhaus ted. Let us take the lands in the fall break through and subsoil: in the spring, plow and sow peas about the nrst ot June, and harrow them in. Turn under the peas in September and sow to rye, and pasture through the winter with sheep: the second spring turn under rye at proper time and again sow to peas; these in turn to be plowed iu September: -then in October, by sowing one bushel of wheat or oats and thirty bushels of cotton seed per acre, and harrowing in well wirh clover seed lightly harrowed in the spring, ypu are ready for a judicious system ot rotation ot crops say cotton corn, wneai and clover, it lime can he procured at reasonable prices, it should be used where green crops are turned under. American f armer. "Xelthcr Cold nor not-" .mere is a ciass oi larmers in every section of the country, who wish the Grange movement well, but will not connect themselves with it Indecisive, cautious, conservative in their nature; they stand aloof, and can never be in duced to join any reform movement until the current of popular opinion be comes too strong to be resisted. They call themselves friends of the Grange, auauatier memseives mat they are really aiding it, or at least doing it no injury, uuu uresiow vi avail tnemscives ot any advantage that the efforts and labors ot others mav anord them. Thev doubt the feasibility of the movement perhaps, think it may not be successful! they will wait and see. And while their neighbors and friends are laboring .ti. -11 i r wim nean ana nana ior me common good, they look calmly on: or watch suspiciously from a safe distance, ready when the moment of victory comes, to seize a fair sl'are of the spoils. Such men, while- not open enemies, do the order infinitely more harm. Opposi tion is expected from certain classes. but not from farmers themselves-r-the very men the order was organized to assist and protect. An intelligent far mer said to me not long since that he snouia not join me urange, lor it could not pe successful Jarmers could not co-operate like men of other occupa tions, and the movement would there fore be ephemeral. He admitted that the objects were praiseworthy, that it ought to succeed, but nevertheless, be cause he thought success very- doubtful, lie stood aloof. If it does fail, such men .will cause it, and if all men acted upon this principle, no reform would ever ne inaugurated, ouch men are not true to themselves they are mor- i j. -n ' ui cuvaru3. xvery man is morally bound to aid every movement that he thiuks is right, and he will be held re sponsible if he fails to do so. Iam not speaking ot those whose conscien tious scruples prevent them from join ing. There are many good men who do not like the secret feature, and will not join on that account Others mav find other things in the way. This is all right. Let no man violate his con science, liut ne who believes and ac knowledges the movement to be a com mendable one, and will not aid it be cause it may fail, must take the rcsnon- siDiuty oi mat laiiure, snouiuit come, for he, and such as he, are only to .I'll . M 1 , . .. oiame. The Dignity of Furiniug. Agriculture has been the chosen oc cupation of the great and good of every 117 - 1 M I J age. u amors, pnuosopners, orators, and statesmen King David, Cato. Cincinnatus, Kossuth, Garibaldi Prince Albert, Lafayette and "Wash ington, all have made her their fa vorite employment. Poets have sung her praises from Herod to Virgil, and down to our own Whittier. The cul tivation of the earth was the first, the "heaven-appointed, employment of mankind." "Agriculture is the moth er of all wealth." Benjamin Franklin says: "There are three ways for a nation to acquire wealth: First, by war this is robbery: second, by commerce this is, frequent ly, cneating; then by agriculture this is the only honest way whereby a man receives a real increase of seed thrown into the ground, in a continual miracle, w rought by the hand of God in his favor, as a reward for his innocent li.c and his virtuous industry." Wash ington says: "Agriculture is the most healthful, most useful, and most noble employment of man. Yet, notwithstanding the encomiums of poets, the praise of philosophers, me example oi tne illustrious and me fact that agriculture i3 the foundation of all civilization, it is still an undeni able fact that in many sections of our country, the average farmer is shiftless and ignorant", his farm neglected, and unattractive, fences rotten, wagons and tools rickety and rusty, cattle nnd horses ribbv, and, as might be expec- . 1 1 i. ,1 1 1 ! 1 . 1 tea, Darienng me dcsi meats, cnoicesi fruits and ir rains for Greenbacks, and keeping the offal of his -farm for his family to consume. Heaven never ap pointed man to live and work in this manner. One of the most disheartening facts connected with agriculture, has been the uuwillingness on the part of too many ot our tanners to adopt the im provements of the day. It is said that wheuJethro Wood introduced the iron plow-share, the majority of farmers said, "the old plow is best after all, it is not so heavy, there is not so much iron about it to break, and, besides, the wooden mould board won't rust" To show what aversion and unreason ing prejudices exist in many stagnant agricultural districts against every new improvement, it is reported that there are back neighborhoods in our bonth- em btates, where the plowman stil. fastens the tails of his cattle to the plow, unwilling to own that any other method has equal advantages. All this is reproach is a wrong upon the highest industry m exist' ence. We are glad to know that a new era is dawning in the agricultural world 1 hought trained, sharp, incisive thought is becoming the farmer's tute lary samt; books phamphlets, and pa pers are now being read and studied, and literary and intellectual culture is throwing around his home comforts and elegance that -by right belong to his noble labor. For The Hartford Herald. CULTURE OFTHE QRAPE. NUMBER III. Trellis vs. Stake. "We presume profit is the object the grape-grower hasun view, and the way he can make the most with the least expense honestly Is the right wfty with him. sict prohtis a potent argu ment, and it should be. JNow let us investigate tl.e matter, and see where the proht is to bo lound. We wit take one acre of vines trained to stakes, counting cost and profit. As a stake is required for each vine, and as we can't grow the vine to any length, they are planted closer together, requiring at least one-Iourth more vines, and thrice as many stakes', as to plant and trellis an acre. Of necessity, the vines and fruit grow in a dense mass, exclu ding air and sunshine to such an extent as to materially anect the perfect ma- tuniy ui iiic iruu, unu matting u nn possible to practice any system of train lfj UUU flUIIUIgt A J felt!! IU O UlaVO) we are compelled to cut back so short that the loss in fruit thus sustained is greater than the additional outlay for the trellis. Now for. the facts and the figures. It will take 1,210 vines, leet apart each way, and as many stakes to the acre. Vines, at 10 cents each, amount to g!21; stakes, at cents each, S60; total, $181. Those 5 cents stakes will last but few years, and we will say nothing ot the incon venience ot tvingnnd training to stakes, but.will pass on to the trellis.- We will erect the trellis" by setting cedar posts, 3 or 4 inches in diameter, 6i feet long, 20 inches deep, 14 feet apart, in rows 6 feet apart Run a. No. 14 wire (annealed) 2i feet from the ground, and make fast to each post by means ot a smalt staple or nail. Kun a second wire on the top of the posts, make fast in like manner as the first, and the trellis' is complete. Cost of trellis per acre: 260 posts at 10 cents 1 r -vt -ij " r- . n . . eacn, ou; no. i wire o leet to me pound; 280 lbs. at 12 cents, $35; vines, 8 feet, in rows 6 feet apart, 910, at iu cents each, gtfl, total, S182. Now, on the trellis, we can grow 6 pounds ot better truit per vine, and with more certainly, than we can 3 pounds on a stake. JNow ior results: 1,210 vines, 3 pounds each, 3,630 pounds, 910 vines on trellis, 6 pounds each, o,4bU pounds. In favor of trellis, 1,830 pounds, or, at 5 cents per pound, 91,50, just the cost of the trellis. As to the durability of the two,there is no comparison. We could say something in reference to the beauty, pleasure and convenience of the trellis over the stake system, but forbear, have just made the strongest argument known to mankind, JDis eases of the grape next week. J. B. C. HOUSEHOLD HINTS. . . . ttT -r- m vake without HiGgs. lake one cup of sugar, one-fourth cup of butter, onecup of milk,.two tablespoonsful of baking powder rubbed in the Hour drv, Flour enough to thicken as other cake. This quantity will make eight layers oakeum pie-pans. iiour, water and sugar, boiled together and flavored with lemon, spread between the layers. lietter than anything else, and easi ly obtained and applied, and a sure cure lor chilblains, is to soak the frozen feet in strong warm lime water. Mix it nearly to the consistency of white wash. It will stop the itching in five minutes, and will permanently cure in a few applications. Let the feet re main in until the dead skin will freely rub off. Apply every evening until a cure is effected. To clean iewelry rub a brush a tooth brush is best first on a piece of common chalk, then on thejewelry, dampening the latter by breathing upon it. When powder gets into the flesh, by explosion or .otherwise,, it can be re moved by a mixture of' sweet oil and cider vinegar, in equal quantities, ap plied to the surface. An intimate mixture of one part of Paris rouge (oxide of iron) with six parts of carbonate of magnesia is one of the best polishing powders, not only lor silver, but lor iron, steel, copper, or gold. It is best used with a rag dipped in a little water or alcohol, and then rubbed until nearly -dry, when the object is cleaned with soft leather. This powder has a pink color, and was first suggested by the German chemist l nomas egler. one cup of butter, one-half cup milk, one teaspoonful salaratus, three-quar ters pound raisins chopped fine, one grated orange, four eggs, four cups llour. Silver Cake. Wliite of six eggs beaten to a froth, one cun butter, two' cups sugar, three cups flour, one-half cup ot sweet milk, teaspoonttil oi cream of tartar, one teaspoonful of soda. Cheap, Nice Pudding. Boil one quart, milk then add three tablespoonsful of flour, four eggs, six tablespoonsful of sugar, nutmeg. JJake halt an hour, If wanted richer add raisins. Corn Cake. Take one quart of cornmeal. half a teaspoon of salt, and halt a teacup ot molasses; pour boiling water upon the meal until a thick bat ter is formed; then bake in a very hot oven. To Clean Ldie Out op the Tea Kettle. Boil in the kettle Irish po tatoes with the skins on. This softens the lime, which is easily washed out Puff Cake. Two cups flour, two cups sugar, one cup sweet milk, two eggs, two tablespoonsful of baking powder; add the milk last. To Cook a Cheek or' Jowl. Having separated it from the head and cut off the fore part, take the cheek only, clean it thoroughly, let it lie in cold water twenty-four xhours to draw out the blood, put into a weak brine. and let it remain one, two, or three weeks. Now parboil it score and season it for baking. Have ready a dish ot beans (it you are fond ot the article, place the cheek thereon and bake thorouirhlv. and if the operation has been well performed, you have a "good dinner." It may be eaten warm, but is best when cold, even to freezing. Che a p Vinegar. Take a ouantitv of common Irish potatoes, wash them until they are thoroughly clean, place them in a large vessel, and boil them until done. Drain off carefully the water they were cooked in, strain it, if necessary, in order to remove even- particle of the potato. Then put-this potato water into a jug or keg, which set near the stove, or in some place where it will be kept warm, and add one pound of sugar to about two and one-half gallons of water, and some hop yeast. Let it stand three or four weeks, and you will have excellent vinegar, at a cost of six or seven cents per gallon. Journal of Chemistry. The Kind of Pork to Buy. Pork differs much in the quality ac cording to the mode of feeding, and it is always desirable to know who fed the pig, if possible, before you buy the meat Butchers are sometime in the habit of keeping pigs and feeding them on the- nauseous and decaying offal of the shambles. It is never sale to buy your pork from a butcher that feeds oicrs himself. The farm-house or the miller's pigs are generally fed whole somely, and kept clean; and you may depend on pork or bacon bought di rectly from them. Pork should not be fat, the meat should be close in the grain, and fat and lean should be of a pinkish white". It is not a very whole some or economical meat tor a family when eaten fresh, though when salted it is the prime dish of the poor laborer and the most useful meat to every rank ot society. The Care op Uil Cloths. An oil cloth requires careful treatment, and should never be; scrubbed with brush, but after being swept with the long handled hair brushes that are made for the purpose, it should be carefully washed with a large, soft doth dipped into milk nnd water half-and-half; oi if the milk is not ob tainable, tepid water without soap The latter ruins oil cloth by taking off the brightness ot the paint, and it should never be- applied to it. Hot water is also very injurious to it; either ot them soap or hot water being sure to injure the oil cloth more than the wear of it. When washed over, wipe it off with a soft, dry cloth, mid it will retain a bright look. In purchas ing an oil cloth, it is very desirable to obtain one that has been made several years, as the longer it has lain un washed the better it will weai- the point becoming harder and more du rable. An oil cloth made within the year is hardly worth buying, as the paint will be defaced in a short time. i; 111; IT BARGAINS To be had during the next 30 days, in DRY GOODS, CLOTHING, BOOTS, SHOES, HATS, GAPS AND NOTIONS. We are determined to close out Id order to make room for our Spring Stock. AH kinds of Country Produce taken in ex- change for goods. janl3 4w GEO. KLEIN, GKEO. KZLEIISr & BEO HARTFORD, KY., Dealers in honaofnrniahing good, for general nana, me ARIZONA. COOKING- STOVE, Seren Bliesfor either' coal or wood. and baking. It has no eqnat anywhere. Call and see for yoursel 1875 AGAIN ! 1875 X.OVINVIXI.E WEEKLY COURIER-JOURNAL Continues for the present year tti liberal ar rangement, whereby, on the 31st of December, 1875, it will distribute impartially among its subscribers dio,ooo in presents, comprising greenbacks and nearly one thousand nsefol and beautiful articles. The Courier-Journal is a long-established lire, wide-awake, progressive, newsy, bright and spicy paper. 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T hey hare se cured the services of a competent workman to STOCK PLOWS, and they guarantee satisfaiti in, both as to wore and rmcts, in all eases. They will make "WAGOSS AND BUGGIES, and will make and furnish COFFINS AND BURIAL CASES at the lowest possible prices. Call and see us "before engaging your worlceUewhere. PATRONAGE SOLICITEDJ and satisfaction guaranteed By close applica tion to business we hope to merit the pupport or our Mends, M.lUilinuiu. Jan. 20, 187S. ja20 ly JOSEPH VAUCJHT, 'BLACKSMITH, HARTFORD, KY. All kinds of Biacksmithing done in good style and at the lowest price for cash only. BOESE-SHOEIXG. made a specialty, nol ly Will shoe all round for $1 25 L. J. LYON. Dealer in Groceries and Confectioneries. HARTFORD, KY. Keens constantly on hand a large assortment of all kinds of Groceries and Confectioneries, which he will sell low for cash, or exenange for all kinJi of COUNTRY PRODUCE. 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