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AGRICULTURAL, notation ofC'rajis. Tt is evident the cmirxw of rotation of crops which arc practiced bene ficially in several urocait countries, on farina of imxlerafc sizo, and fn a elimatc favorable to the production of green crops, would not be suitable in some parts of the United .States, where the farms are of great extent,-and the climate unfavorable to the growth of green crops. Yet rotation, suitable to the M)il and climate of this country, may be arranged without difficulty. It is lietter to prevent the exhaustion of the soil than to cure it and the ex haustion may be obviated by the alter nation of unlike, crops. Iradopting the-alternation of crops man copies from nature. In the furest, wan generations of broad-Teaved trees livcnnd die and succeed each other, but Jbe time comes at last when a gen eral pestilence seems to assail them; the broad-leaved trees disappear, .and a narrow-leaved race succeeds them. A natural rotation takes place, even iu tho meadows and pastures, where new grasses succeed each other, as the fields increase in age. The alternation of crops asserts itself something like the diirnity of a natural law and man is doinir well when he adopts it But u)on what do its good effects depend? Why do the broad leaves alternate with the narrow, in the ancient forest? Why do grasses change in the meadows and pasture? Why does the farmer obtain a large produce, and for a greater number of years, by growing unlike crops alternately, than by continuing year after year to grow the same? The reason is that one crop carries off more of one ingredient of the sou, and anoth er crop more of another ingredient After several successive crops of the fame kind the surface soil becomes so poor in available supply of those sub stances which the crop requires, that the roots can not obtaiir asufficiency to nourish the plants. In the case of a cereal crop, the first effect of a scarcity, say of phosphoric acid, is to make the ear smaller, and the number of graips less, and the next is to continue the growth beyond the proper time of ripening. But suppose we alternate a cereal crop which in its grain, carries off phosphoric acid with a hay crop which carries off" much silica, of a root crop which absorbs much aiKaune matter, men one crop will live upon and remove what the other had left in abundance. By this means, instead of robbing the soil every year of the same sub stance, we should be exhausting it more equally of all, and we should be able, for double the time at least, to crop it without the risk of its ceasing entirely to give a prolific return. The greater the variety of crops we grow, and the interval Detween the success ive crops of the same-kind, the more lerfectlv do we avail ourselves of the benefits to be derived from rotation, But without manure, no rotation, how ever skillful, will prevent land from becoming untimely exhausted. Jl as tern JturaL The National Grange Headquar ters. The National Grange fn session last month at Charleston decided to permit- nently locate its omce somewhere id the Mississippi valley, and the execu uve comrmiiee were instructed to se lect such locality as might seem best suited for the purpose. The commit- tee will not act hastily, as the resolu tion gives them six months' time. The importance of tliis matter must not be overlooked, and we especially would call the attention ot the citizens of iou isville and the Patrons of Kentucky to chances that this city has for the loca tion. Let us not sleep while other points arc Ixjiug shown in their best light before the committee. Wc'do not understand that it is nec cssary to offer anything in the way of pecuniary inducement Jiut there might be something done to call the attention of the committee to our city audjthc advantages it offers. Let the committee be advised of our facilities and central location, of the fact that were there -two lines drawn at right angles across theicountry in which the movement has taken hold most ear nestly, Louisvillc..3vould be found near the center. The city is approachable from even' quarter by rail and river, with good .hotels, large public halls, and most hospitable people. But, above all these, there are other reasons why the Grange should locate Jiere. There is a praiseworthy feeling among the Patrons, growing stronger every day, that oll.sectional and bitter .hatred engendered by the late war should be laid aside. The strife tliat politicians keep up for their own gain fs unheard of in the councils of the National Grange. Then, what better selection could be made for its perma nent headquarters than this city, situ ated just on the line between what was once the two sections of the country. To the city that finally secures the location will accure manv benefits. The Grange will probably erect 3 sub stantial and attractive building for its offices. It will add its funds to the capitals of the lwuks. It will give employment to a number of persons. It will bring to its annual meetings Patrons from all portions of the coun try. It will encourage the manufact ure of machinery, such as farmers use, and will, in many wn.fr, bring people and capital to its "headquarters that would no otherwise go there. To suit all concerned, no letter point could be hclcctcd than this city. Com icr-Jour- na'. nroctliiiK Farm Slock. Hon. Harris Lewis, President of the New York State Agricultural Associ- at ion, at a-recent meeting of the Cen-1 tral Xew York Farmers' Club, made the following remarks upon the subject of "Breeding Farm Stock:" "I believe that a man must have considerable 'gumption,' o'r judgment, if he undertakes breeding animals. He must have an object to breed at. If for the show ring, Iks must cover every defect in an animal with fat; if he breeds tor leeT, he must breed lor meat, and not for bone? if he breeds for milk, he mut select from the very best breeding strains and breed from them. A dairyman mut decide wliat branch he designs to follow. If for selling milk, he should breed ilolstcin; the Lord waters their milk enough. If for a scanty pasture or hillside I would breed Ayreshires; they will obtain lood where no other breed can except De von. If for butter, the cows must be selected for- buttei: not necessarily much milk, but full of butter. For all purposes butter, cheese, milk, or af terward for beef the short-horns and their grades arc best I believe farm ers meet with great loss by keeping the wrong kind ot swine, lho Chester whites ought to live where corn is more plenty than here. We ought to breed the kind that will produce the most meat and the least offal from the food. We have three breeds of this kind, the Suffolk, the Essex, and tho Berkshire. As to sheep, if the grower can combine wool and mutton it is a paying busr ness. Hie breeding system that pre vails among dairymen is very wrong. The' generally breed from any scrub bull which is available. 1 his.is wrong The qualities to breed at should always be in mind. We want a type which will transmit characteristic qualities to the offspring. Thus the valuable points are perpetuated, and this must be done with intelligent skill. A 'noodle setting up for a breeder is like a child playing with fire, he can not tell to what results his operations will lead. For Tho Hartford Herald. CULTURE OFTHE GRAPE. xoiitr.it vi. TIi owe Varieties offirnprs Least Subject 10 uiHcnseN. Having made the cultivation of the vine a specialty lor the last six years, watching its habits, growth and (level opement, contrasting the merits and demerits of one variety with another, anxious to learn which are the bes kinds to grow, all things considered we have decided in favor of the "Ives" for the Vineyard. This vine and its fruit arc almost ex empt from disease of any kind; is hardy healthy and productive; it riicns early and hangs longer than any other early variety. The Ives is not a superior grape, but when ripe is rich and sweet, and makes one of our best red wines. We will group the Concord, Norton, and Olinton together, as the next va rlptmn lpjist Rtiliiwt tn difcAnsn? lint. 1W no means consider these varieties couai- Iy good. Tho Clinton is hardy, healthy and moderately productive, butyiclds rath er inferior fruit Its berry is small and acid. The longer it hangs the better it gets. It is a late variety and hangs long, but not long enough to get really rood. It never lias rotted with us. It makes a sub-acid, ur a kind of nondescript, red wine. The Norton is also late, and very productive; bunches large, berries small, sweet end melting, and it makes, perhaps, our best modicmarwine. The Concord is perhaps the most popular grape grown. It is planted and ripened over a vjrj' extensive ter ritory in the Western estates. It ri pens early, and has a rich, fruity flavor, that seems to suit the masses. It has a large bunch and berry. It has been more affected by disease with us than either of the above varietiesr We speak of those four varieties as vines for the vineyard, and we might add the Eloanthc," Diana, and Golden Clinton to them, so far as health is con cemed; but we pass on to those deli cious table grapes that make our mouth water to think ot. Delaware, the highest type; Iona, a little higher; Rogers' Nos. 1, 3, 15 and 53 a hair's breadth above, in size if nothing more; all red save No. 1, and it tries to be. It is not fair to leave out .the Walter and Catawba, but we can't bring-tliem all in now, tor here is the little black Alvey and Eunielan that belongs to this class, but all, or nearly all of them, are tender and more or less sub ject to disease. In planting out a vineyard for mar ket aril wine, wo would say, "go slow" on all varieties save Ives, Nor ton's Virginia, Concord and Clinton lhcsc are, in our opmion, the moat hardy, healthy, productive, and relia ble out ot the 40 varieties we hav fruited. What to do with the fruit and how to do it, next week. J. B. C. Cut This Out. To answer some difficulties farmers find when making orders to agents and merchants, we give the number of pounds, gallons, &c, in commercial packages: Sugar, hhd, 1,100 lbs to 1,200 lbs net; N. O. sugar, bbl, 220 lbs to 240 lbs; "A," 240 lbs to 2C0 lbs; granula ted, 250 lb? to 270 lbs. Coffee, Itio sack. 130 lie to 133 lbs. Soda, keg, 112 Hi. Rice, keg, 50 lbs. Pepper, Keg, lbs. .Uml, Keg, r)U His net tierce. 300 lbs. Soap, box, GO lb Candles, box, 4C lbs; half lwx, 20 lb Starch, 1kx, 45 lbs and 65 lb-!. Horse shoes, keg, 100 lbs. Horse-shoe nail box, 25 lbs. Molasses, bbl, 44 to 47 gals; half bbl, 24 gals. Coal oil. bbl 44 to 48 gals; is sold also in 5 and 10 gal. cans. Potatoes, 2$ bushel in bbl. Rope (plow-line size'). 30 lbs to coil, about ,10 teet to pound. Prints. about 44 vds in piece. Brown Cotton ; 1 1 yds. Bleached, 42 to 50 yd Tho .'Grangers" of Iudiani Eccm dc- terminal that they will not buy plows from such manufacturers as resolve to sell onlv throush their old agents in the old way. The following is one of the many resolutions on the subject by the ditlcrent Granges: At a regular meeting of Avon 'Grange, 020, Hendricks county, Indiana, the fol lowing pieamble and resolution were unanimously aJopted: Whbrkas, The manufacturers of the Oliver chilled plows refuse to deal with our agents as with other wholesale agents; tuerelors, Jtctoiced. That we. the members of Avon Grange. C20. will not purchase the Unyer chilled plows of the manulastiirers or their agents, so lone as they will not sell with the Grange through its appoint ed agent, at wholesale prices. JSMJS HAHLEY, Master. C. Blair, Secretary. Thh District Council, embracing parts ot Indiana, Ohio and Kentucky, with headquarters at Cincinnati, at a recent meeting discussed the question ot establishing stock-yards m or near that city. It was suggested that each county council arrange for packing all their pork in their bounds. A com mittcc was appointed to look after the interest ot Patrons having hogs to sell Another committee to take into consid eration tho feasibility of procuring grounds in Cincinnati and Covington and building'stock-pens, and also'to see what amount ot lunds could be raised for the purpose. Another committee was appointed to ascertain the best price that can be had for the present clip ot wool. HOUSEHOLD HINTS. Potatoe Soup. For one quart of milk boil and mix lour medium sized wiatoes, add a little butter and salt boil the milk with mace and a piece of celery root, turn it over the potatoes: strain through a sieve; beat three eggs well, and stir them m the soup when it boii3 up. serve immediately. uooD Rolls. I wo quarts of flour, and of sugar, lard and yeast half a cup each. A pint ot milk boiled, in winter, make up at night; in summer, in the morning. At noon, roll it out cut with a goblet and roll up; let them rise until tea time. Put a good many in tho pan, so they will not spread. - m InizzLED Dried Beef. Cut the beef very thin; if salt, put it into cold water and let it stand upon the stov until nearly boiling, Urain the water off, and put in butter enough to keep it lrom burning; when hot, break three or lour eggs, and stir the whole briskly until the eggs are done. UOOKTKO liEEFSTEAK. A method of broiling equal in every respect to the gridiron.except that it lacks the smoky taste, is this: Sot your spider on the stove and let it get smoking hot. Put in no butter or any kind of grease. Have your meat previously prepared by mining on all pieces ol bone, gland rt i 1 . . 1 .,, sueniuous suet ana tissue mat wii burn the edge and turn up. Lay it very carefully and smoothly in th spider, it will stick last at hrst, but as soon as it is browned can be loosened with a knife. Sprinkle a little salt on the upper surface and turn it over. jet tue other eiuc brown the same as the first. Have a platter warmed, lay the meat careiuny upon it, without be smearing the edges; dress with butter and pepper and send to the table hot. By this process you have a crisp and brown surface, with the juice retained as well as by boiling, and the addition al advantage that the inevitable drip pings are saved and can be converted into gravy. Many people like onions,-but dislike to eat them because of tho bad taste' that remains in the mouth. This can be remedied by boiling the sliced on ions in halt a gallon ot water lor the space of a minute or two. Pour it off, and .pepper, salt and butter, and when dished, a few spoonfuls of sweet cream. No taste of onions will remain in the mouth, nor can it bo detected on the breath. Golden Pie. Take one lemon. squeeze the pulp and juice into a bowl (removing every seed), to which add one teacup of sugar, one ditto of new milk, one tcaspoonful of powdered starch, and the yolks of three eggs, well beaten; pour this mixture into a nice crust, and bake slowly. Beat the whites of three eggs in a stiff froth, add the sugar, and when done pour it over the top evenly and return to the oven to stiffen, not to brown. biLVEH Pie. Peel and grato one large white potatoe into a deep plate; add the juice and grated rind of one lemon, three beaten eggs, one cup of sugar, one ditto ol milk, and pour into your crust and bake; when done, have read' the beaten whites of three eggs, nan a icacup oi puiverizea sugar and a faw drops of rose water (or other fla voring"); pour this over all and return to the oven. When ready for the ta ble, la' lumps ot currant jelly on top. Have them cold for dinner. Poultry, aside from a dry house, cleanliness, warmth, ventilation, sun light, a choice variety of food, pure water, dry earth, prepared muck, ash es, plaster, ctcv especially laying hens, should have animal food to make up for want of insects, to which they are accustomed m out-door lite at other seasons. "Scraps" are a cheap source ol supply. A correspondent states that buck wheat flour, sifted through a sieve in the evening or in- the morning when the dew is on, will effectually eradicate cabbage worms. Two applications (and otten one) will do the work. He has succeeded in raising splendid cab bage, while his neighbors who did not use tho remedy, have invariably failed. It is far preferable to the hellebore, or any other article for the puriwse, and has the advantage of being harm less. To Cure Sore Hands. In the evening rub them in wheat-flour, put on a pair ol gloves, and go to bed. Carbolic Acid for House-Plaxtp. -Sevcial of my nice geraniums began to look sickly, and on examination I found little worms at the roots. I applied a olution of weak carbolic acid quite freely to the earth, and found that it restored the plarrti to health and beau- y in a short time. It will also kill ice uixrn the stalks, if applied with a sWab or feather to the plants, without injuring the foliage. lobETTLE Coffee Without Jggs, Put the ground colfee (twotablc- poonsfuls or more according to the ize of the family) to soak over night, in about a tcacupful of water. In the morning, add morn water, and put it over to boil, boiling fifteen or twenty minutes; then hit in what water is nec essary, and put the coffee-pot on the stove-hearth; in fifteen minutes or so, the coffee Will pour off clear as amber colored claret. Preserving Eggs. Whatever ex eludes the air prevents the decay of the egg. What I have found to be the most successful method is, to place a small quantity of salt-butter in the palm of the hand and turn the egg round in it, so that every pore ot the shell is closed; then dry a sufficient quantity of bran in an oven (be sure you have the bran well dried, or it will rust). Then pack them with the small ends down, a layer of bran and anoth er ol eggs, until your box is lull, then place in a cool, dry place. If done when new laid, they will retain the ... y i .-i I sweet nnlk and curd of a new laid egg lor at least eight or ten months. Any oil will do, hilt salt-hutter neyer be comes rancid, and a very small quanti- tyol butter will do a very large quau- tity of eggs. lo insure Ireshness, I rub them when gathered in from the nests, then pack when there is a suf- ' . ficicnt quantity. C-uun for looTHAcriE. A corres pondent writes to the Scientific Ameri- can that the worst toothache, or neu ralgia coming from the teeth, may be speedily and delightfully ended by the application ol a small bit ot cotton saturated in a strong solution of ammo nia to the defective tooth. Sometimes the late sufferer is prompted to mo mentary nervous laughter by the ap plication, but the nam has disappeared. Liiavi-ed xIands. (Jhapped bands , . . and skin are entirely unnecessary, even in. the coldest weather, it proper care is Observed. lUOStOttllC SO-called toilet soaps are caustic, Or full of lye, and act vjrv injuriously upon the skin. Oen- uine castilesoap is almost wholly nca tral, and is the best tor washing with By rinsing the hands entirely free from every trace of soap, and wiping them thoroughly belore going out, chaps may be avoided: any that do' appear can be cured by rubbing tho anected parts with cold cream, or, what is the same thing, common lard, belore re tiring. JtEMniiY for JJurns. The white of an egg has proved a most efficacious remedy for bums. Seven or eight suc cjesful applications of this substance soothe the "pain and effectually exclude the burn lrom the air. This simple remedy seems preferable to collodion o: even gun cotton. .Extraordinary stories are tout ol tho healing proiier- ties ol a new oil which is made lrom . 1 11 n rna me yoi koi nens eggs, llie eggs are first'boiled hard, the yolks are then re moved, crushed and placed over a fire, where thej are carefully stirred until the whole substance is just on the point of catching fire, when tho oil sep arates and may bo poured off. It is in ireneral use anions the colonists of Southern Russia, ns ft monnn nf rutins cuts, bruises and scratches. . . V a The total number of subordinate Granges in the United States, March 1, was 23,347. ' Nevada, with a nonulation of 55.000. has 900 licensed places where liquors are sold. This is at the rate of one saloon to. every CI inhabitants. FIEST New Goods OF THE. S1!7! A SON; wn: ii. wim-iajis, HARTFORD, KY. casuro in announcing to the of Hartford and Ohio county that he is Receiving Daily, THE LATEST NOVELTIES IN DRY GOODS, Gents' and Boys' Clothing, dats, Capsi BOOTS & SHOES, Hardware.Queensware. Staple and FANCY GROCERIES, Also dealer in Leaf Tobacco, I will sell very low for cash, or exchange for nil kinds of country produce My motto is "Quick sales an'', small profits." nol ly It. V. KEItKYJIAX, Fashionable Tailor, ;iIARTFORD, KY. i Coats, Pants and Vests cut, made and re paired in the best style at the lowest prices, uul ly GEO. KLEIN", geo, kxjeust & HARTFORD, KY., Dealers In haute furnishing good, for general kitchen and table use. nana, me A.HIZ01Sr. COCXKIjSTGr STOVE, Seven sizes for cither coal or wood. and baking. It has no equal anywhere. Call ana see lor yourself. 1875 AGAIN 1 1875 J-OUISVII.I.i: WEEKLY COTJRIER-JOTONAL Continues for the present year.its liberal ar rangemcnt, whereby, on the .list ol December, lo7, it will autriDute impartially among its subscribers S&XO OOO in presents, comprising" greenbacks and nearly one thousand useful and beautiful articles. uo Y"ur'er-r"""'" " k-"'"' lire, wide-awake, and spicy paper. No other paper offers such inducements to Circulars with Jcribe and club agents. Ifilll ti!rtiiMlr anil iriMxinAi particulars and specimen copies sent free on annlicatisn lerms, SZ 00 a year and liberal offers to clnos. Daily edition $12. Postage prepaid on all papers without extra charge. Address , W. N, UAIiU31U, President Courier-Journal Company Xouisville, Ky. Plow Stocking AND GENERAL WOODWORK. Tho undersigned would respectfully an nounce lo lho caucus 01 umo couuij, uiai hey are now prepared to do all kinds of WOODWORK their new shon in Hartford. Therhavoso cured tho services of a competent workman to STOCK PLOWS, and tlicy guarantee satufa-itim, both s They s to will work and prices, in all cases. mako WAfiONSANP BUGGIES, and will make and furnish COFFINS AND BURIAL CASES at the lowest posililo prices. Call and see us before engaging yirur wurK eiscwnerc. PATRGNAUE SOLICITED, and satifaction guaranteed. By closo applica tion to business wc hope to merit the i-upport of our friends. 31 AUZY K IiuKT. Jan. 20, 187a. ja;o Iy J. P. YAK Kit, Sale ami Livery StttHe, HARTFORD, KY. I desirs to inform tho eitiiens of Hartford and vicinity th-1 am prepared tp furnish Sad die and. Harness Stock, Uuggiesand conveyan ces of all kinds on tho most reasonable terms. "o"c taken itofeed or board by the day, week or month. A liberal share of rratrCDage solid ted. nol ly ItOVAIi ISt'JtAXCE tom-ANY OF LI YERPOOL. Secnrlty nntl Intteiniilty CAPITAL, $10,000,000 GOLD. Cash Cash Assets, over $12,000,000 Gold. Assets in U. S., $1,837,084 Gold. Losses paid without discount, refer to 12th con union ei company's policy. CARBEE & CASTLEMAX, General Agents, Louisville, Kentucky. ItAnnETT .V llllO.. AcrnlH. 1IAKTF0RD. KY. JAS A. TUOUAS, CXU. A. 1'LATT. JAS. A. THOMAS CO. HARTFORD, KY. Dealers in staple and fancy DRY GOODS, Notions. Fancy Goods, Clothing, Roots and Shoes, Hats and Caps. A large assortment of these goods kept constantly on hand, and wilt be sold at the very lowest casn price, not ly I. J. IVOX. Dealer in Groceries mid Confectioneries. HARTFORD, KY. Keeps constantly on hand a large assortment of all kinds of Groceries and Confectioneries, which ho will sell low. for cash, or exchange for all kinds of COUNTRY TRODUCE. I will also pay the highest cash price for hides, sheep pelts, eggs, butter, bacon, potatoes, beans, etc. nol ly & l. JEZ. FOR SALE OR RENT. As agent of Bonner Jk Duff, I desire to sell or rent tho old "Crow Farm," on Hall's creek, containing two hundred and ten acres. Terms liberal. JOHN P. BARRETT. 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The necessity of a popular mediam forth representation of the productions of our great artists nas always oeen rteognued, and many attempts have been made to meet the want The successive failures which have so invariably louowea nco auempt in tnis country to estab lish an art journal, did not prove the indiffer ence of the people of America to the claims of high art. So soon as a proper appreciation of the want and an ability to. meet it were shown, the public at once rallied with enthusiasm to its support, and the result was a rreat artistis and commercial triumph THE ALDINE. ine Aidine wmie issued with allot the regu larity, has none of the temnorarv or tivelu in' terests characteristic of ordinary periodicals. - It is an elegant miscellany of pure, lizht. and graceful literature, and a collection of pictures, the rarest collection of artistie skill, in black and white. 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