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A Gil I C U L TUR.'IL. SoitocI t"rii lr I'ursigo. 7!ia experience of the pat year ha- "Ivon rie to the otuvtion of the mer-, ucn n. i its of coin own in drill for fowling pitrpodurh.gthodrou.huhichfro qucutly occur, and ulilch lessen the hay crop to such an extent as lo reader a substitute for it necessary. TllL practice ot r-ouiug com as :i reserve i crop for feeding purposes when needed is loo much neglected by the majority ! of the farmers. Few crops yield a. greater return for the labor of produc ing it, and in no other way can so much wholesoincand nutritious feed for stock be producwl as by sowing corn. "Vc have already alluded to Hungarian grass as a reserve crop, but for dairy men, a crop of sowed corn is just the thing fr midsummer and winter uc. The corn crop may bo sown from the 1st of June to the middle of July. The yield varies from five to ten Ions per acre. The quantity of seed re quired is three and one half biuhels of the large Dent corn to the acre. This crop, like the Hungarian, requires that the lands should be well enriched. It is a good plan, ordinarily, to plow the land twice once very early then again early in June. Harrow well and mark out in furrows with a shovel-plow, from two and a half to three feet apart. Cover with the liarrow, running first lengthwise and then crosswise. But little after-culture is" needed. It will be up in eight or ten' days after plant iiig, when the shovel-plow can be run between the rows, and, if done again in about two weeks thereafter, the com completely cover the ground, and no after-cultivation will bo necessary. As soon as the cars (nubbins) legiii to get hard, cut and bind the crop in small bundles, stock them up together and lie the tops well. This crop may be cut with a common scythe. A cradle having a short scythe like the one for brush, with two strong fingers of corresponding length, makes a good implement to cut it with. If well put up, it can remain in the field until wanted. In this climate it is better to liavc plenty of shed room in which to store it, so tliat, whatever the weather may lie, there will alwaj's be a liberal supply on hand for immediate use. All lauds of stock cat the crop with avidi ty, and cat it up clean, and thrive up on it better than upon any other dry fecd, and it is much cheaper. Far mers would do well to sow at least two acres annually. If sown to feed to cows di'ring a drouth in mid-summer, of course a much larger area should be town convenient or adjacent to the pas ture or feeding lot It is one of the crops that will pay. Ilund World. Ilrooiit Corn. - Those who have not planted all their ground will do well to consider the advantages of growing broom corn. It sells very high now on account of scarcity, bringing $200 a ton in Chi cago. The cultivation is simple; the eoil best suited to it is such as corn ro quires, and a river bottom is consid ered the best of all. It should be planted three feet apart, in rows three or four feet distant. If the seed is good, ten or twelve to the hill are enough, if not good put in enough to I insure five or six healthy plants, which are all that should be left to grow in a lull. Seed should be buried from one lo one aud a half inches. The ground should be well pulverized before plant ing. Cultivate well from the time the plants are visible. Let no grass grow. Break the tops before fully ripe by bcudinj: the lops of the rows toward each other, and breaking them about thirteen inches below the brush. Allow them to hang until thoroughly ripe, then cut and carry under cover, where they must be spread until dry. The stalks remaining may be cut close or pulled up aud buried in the furrows to enrich the soil. The brush is cleaned generally by hand, by drawing it through a hatchel composed of upright knives set near enough togtehcr. The average yield of brmh i about 500 pounds to the acre, and of seed from twenty-five to fifty bushels to the acre. Horsemen have generally kept the froir of the horse's foot oiF the ground forfearofbruihinir. It has been dem- onslratcd that this is all wrong. In Cincinnati, if a horse has a bad com or Lis heel has become contracted, the' put tibs on the toe and leave the heel unprotected, and work them ever' day, and they get well. Having a horse lame from a bad corn, we were indueed by Dr. Pnlchard and John Hitchens .X i r:... i. ..ci. Vj .a c w i.uii mo c..uru u. i.iu iVocr. and bcari.ig on the same, welded . ft i i ci i i i t aad the laments disappeared. Trv it. Ind'ana Herald. " ' Tiiritips 'S'lieir Value as a Crop. The American fanners have never vet attached the value to the turnip crop which has been given by their European brother?. The cheapness of corn (maize) has prevented our people from properly appreciating other crops for cheap food to stock. But corn U fat lo-iiig its quality of cheapness by the decreased yield per acre as our lands become old er and more worn. As bacon eating i i t 1 i 1 11 - ... ... e . ,. , . j VJell lo gm.,c, ami roots, vielus irrauuaiivto uoci anu million, so which will produce the most milk, but- , . ' . An cxcccJil)g1v practical writer, Col. c v pcabo(K: a treaty upon gar. den vegetables, tnis discourses upon turnips: It is said that the turnip crop is of more value to England than the cotton crop is to the United States. It is not as a field crop that I propose to treat upon it to-day. As a garden crop it is invaluable to the South, many of the varieties being almost hardy here, be ing able to stand our winter with iui' punitv. The newer, froher, and rich cr the land, the greater the crop of tur nip-'. For spring turnips, the garden patch should be manured heavily in the winter, and the manure turned well and deeply .under; about the first of February spade it or plow it again, and sow the early red top and early Dutch in drills twelve inches apart, scatter as thin in the drill as possible, and when four inches high thin out to eight inches in the drill. Phosphate manures are the special manures for turnip; hence, bone-dust will be found a great invigorator; scatter the bone dut in the drill and cover it before sowing Hie seed, ror late turnips sow in August and September; for standard crop, sow rutabagas. This, with the other large growing kinds, should bo sown in drills eighteen inches apart, and thinned out twelve i 1 .... canv YiuiL'iius suu euuiuu uc sown Northern or English raised seed. There are many varieties of early seed that do as well in this climate sown in the fall as in the spring. I have had the early Dutch turnips sown the first of Auirust mature in six weeks from planting. If the turnip fly is trouble some, strew gypsum or good ashes over the plants when the dew is on them in the morning; gypsum will not only drive away the fly, but will be found a rcat invigorator of the plant. I'lmit a Jr:tpe Viae First Not one farmer in twenty will buy grapes or other fruit, except apples for himself and family; but grapes are so easily and cheaply grown that no fam ily with a square rod of ground should be without a few vines. Grapes cm be got in bearing earlier than any oth cr fruit, excepting strawberries; and with well rooted layers I have had one bunch of grapes the first year after set ting. Yet many a man spends $30 to SI 00 in setting an apple orchard, which will not bear till six or eight years' af ter, who would begrudge $3 for a doz en of vines of the choicest grapes, which he might eat within two years and have an abundance before five years had paved. I do not object lo exten sive and tarly planting of apple or chards: "This ought ye lojhavo done, aud not to have left, the other undone." It seems to me that the first duty of settleron new land is to plaut imme diately half a dozen grape vines, and after that as many as he can afford. Fresh fruit is a necessity to the health of a family, aud nothing is more quick ly, easily or cheaply grown than grapes. The Jointer Plow. The object of using a jointer, or small plow, in place of a coulter, is lo divide the furrow-slice, and tliu more effect ively pulverize the soil. The jointer carries its small furrow slice of surface soil over to the bottom of the furrow more effectively than can olherwi-e he done, and the back or large plov brings its furrow slice over and covers it completely, leaving the surface level and light. It will completely invert weeds, stubble, and manure, or heavy clover so that it will not draw up. No corn stubble can be well plowed, as i should be, without it. tooil, at one plowing, is made as mellow as a Sum mer fallow, and can be harrowed cross wise of the furrow without dragginj up a particle of tuft. An important advantage the jointer has over the coulter is the cheapness of repair. The coulter very soon becomes dull and blunt, requiring upsetting and rcfacinz with steel, costing from four to six shillings, and time in going to tl blacksmith shop, 'wrth, in the bu sca-on, as much more. When tli jointer point becomes worn out, the farmer has only to loo-en one bolt and ! replace it with a new one, making his i. -1 . . j0,ntcr as good as new, and at a co--t o . . . . , . ... only thirty cents, and five minute: time, at the longest. The jointer does ! not increase the draft any more than coulter, and will work wherever a coul tcr can be used, and perform its work much more thoroughly and satisfacto rily. It does the best work when it only takes a shallow furrow-slice, an inch and a half or two inches deep. In od the standard should bo placed al most perpendicular. Try X:i51s. We have taken the trouble, in ex tensive trip' over the country, to make sonic inquiries about certain fruit trees which attract attention on account of their thrift and fruit-bearing qualities. Thev were fresh and vigorous, while all around the other trees were decay ing or dead. In nearly every case it turned out that ten-penny nails had been driven into the bod' as near the ground as possible. Trees selected at random and treated in this wav alwavs turned out healthy, vigorous and ex cellent fruit-bearers, producing the most luscious fruit. The reason whv the worm will not attack the tree is because the oxvdation or rusting of the iron by the sap evolves ammonia, which, as the sap arises, will of course impregnate every part of foliage, and prove too drastic a dose for the delicate palates of intruding insects. The salt of iron afforded by the nails is extreme ly offensive to the worm?, while ic is not onJ v. harmless but beneficial to the foliage and fruit of the tree. Rural Carolinian. A (r:tiigc Query Ito.v. Pleasant Grange, ot Boone county, recommends Ihc adoption of a "Query Box," by every Grange in Kentucky. The Query Box is hung up in each Grange room as a receptacle of impor tant or interesting questions written on lips of paper by the different mem bers, and is opened by the Secretary at each meeting under the head of uggastions for the good of the order," and by him read to the Gran 20 for tho purpose of giving each brother and sis ter an opportunity of expressing his or her views on faid- questions, and thereby making any suggestions in the line of progress and improvement that mnv occur to them. HOUSEHOLD HINTS. Fish Furrrcus. Take fish, bread crumbs and mashed potato, equal parts; one egg; half a teacup of milk; pepper and a little sauce for fish; cut into small cakes and frv brown. To IinxovATB Velvet. Wipe the dust from the velvet, wring a clean towel in cold water and pin tightly around a hot iron; then pass the wron ide of the velvet across the face of the iron. Fireside Favorite. Corrnn C.i:n. Four cups flour, one cup sugar, one cup coffee, prepared is for ihc table, one cup molasses, one cup butter, one cup raisins, two tea- spoonfuls sotla, two eggs, spice with cinnamon and cloves, bake in loaves, It will keep six month-'. Salt Fisii Ciiowdei:. This is made the same as pork soup with the addi tion of the fish; cut in small (inch) pieces enough fish to make about a pint freshen an hour and add lo the soiq: when yon do your pork. Onicns may be omitted in cither if one does not like them. Economical Tea Cake. Two quarts of flour, two tablcspoonfuls of butter or lard, two even tea-poonfuL of ioda, the same of cream of tartar one pound and a quarter of sugar dis solved in two and a half cups of sour or sweet milk; if the last, use a double portion of cream of tartar. Bake in small molds after seasoning to your taste. One large nutmeg has been found sufficient to impart an agreeable flavor About Covfee. Being a powerful absorbent as well as a disinfectant roasted coffee should always be browned over in order to throw off the grocery taint that it has acquired by the expo sure to the foul air. The heating which should make it a shade darker, will also developc strensth. It should be kept in a well-corked bottle or jar, or, what is better, brown as you want to use, thus having it fresh aud strong, and better flavord Asi'AKAGL's Axi Beans. Cut the tender paits of a-paragus into quarter inch lengths, boil 111 an equal nuantitv of water, addingaboutan equal amount of well-cocked Luna beans. Cool; until the asparagus is tender, and serv warm. Instead of the beans, the as paragus may be thickened with flour or with cracker crumbs. Di:ii:n Am.u Poddixo. Two parts diicd apples, two parts raisins and currants, and ihree parts carsciy broken bread crumb-, tetew the ap ples halfan hour and chop ihcm coarse ly, then place them in layers in a por- celain-liiR'd stew kettle, alternating them With the bread crumbs and mixed fruit-. Add the juice in which the anplerf were Revved, and stew or steam tho whole -lowly four or live hours. Science of Health. Tumbles. One cup of sugar well Mfted, one scant cup of butter, two cup.- of flour, two egg-; ilavor them wiih lemon. To each bowl of "-larch, before boil ing, wl'l a U-a-poonfiil i.i' Kpsjin silt?. Article? prepared with this will be stificr, and in a measure lire-proof. 1VJI. I'. GRCGOKY. (County Judge) AT TOR NE Y AT LAW, HAirrroRD, kv. Prompt attention civen to tlio collection of claims. Ofiico in 'he courthouse. E. f. .vtiiotiili:, ATTORNEY AT LAW. HARTFORD, KENTUCKY. "VTitl practice in all tbe courts of Ohio counts and the i-ircuit courts of adjoining counties. 1 uri-iL. upstairs over J. Lowii old stand. nO tf JOII.V O'FIiAIIEHTV. A T TO R NE Y AT LA W, IIARTTORD, KY. Collcctiom Promptly Attended to OfHce on Slarket street, over Mnny's tin shop. jan20 ly JESSK E. FORLK, Hartford, Ky. IT. !f. SWEENEY, OweHaboro, Ky. FOGLE fc S1VEE5TCY, ATTORNEYS AT LA W, HARTFORD, KY. ViIl liraetieo their profession in Ohio and adjoining counties anu in tno uourtoi Appeals Oflico on Market street, near courthouse. F. T. 110KCAX, G. C. WEDOiXO. JUMtGAX & TCF.DDIXG, ATTORNEYS AT LAW, HARTFORD, KY. (Oflico west of courthouse over Ilardwick fc Stall s store.' Will practice in inferior and superior courts 01 mis commonweaun Special attention given to cases in bank ruptcy. l.V. Morzan is also examiner, and wil tako depositions corrcclly will bo ready to oblige all parties at all times. E. D. WALKEB, E. C. UCDHAI1D. WALKER it HUBBARD, Al TORNEYS AT iJL"W, AND HEAL ESTATE AGENTS, nARTFORD, KENTUCKY. not la HENRY D. MCIIENBY, SAM. E. HILL. JIcUEXRY A IIIIX, A TTOItSE YS & COUXSELLOIiSATLA ir HARTF0RD, KY. Will practice in Ohio and adjoining counties and in the Court of Appeals of Kentueky. noi ly. JCIXX C. TOWSSESD. (Formerly County Judge,) ATTORNEY AT LA.W, HARTFORD, KY. Will practice in all tho courts of Ohio county trict. lu incss solicited and prompt attention guaranteed. JOIIX P. BARRETT, ATT OR NE Y AT LA W, and Heal Estate Agent, IIARTrORD, KENTUCKY. Prompt attention civen to the collection o claim.-!. Will buy, sell, lease, or. rent lands or 111intr.1l privileges on reasonable terms. Will write dci-ds, mortgages, leases, Ac., and at tend to h-ting ami paying taxcs.on lauds be ongiug to non-residents. IIOYAL. IASUKAXCE COJIl'ASY OF LIVERPOOL. Security anil Indemnity. CAPITAL, $10,000,000 GOLD Cash Assets, over $12,000,000 fioLU, Casu Assets in U. S., $1,83T,9S4 Gold. Losses paid without discount, refer to 12th con tlition ot company s policy. BARBEE i CASTLE MAN, Oeneral Agents, Louisville, Kentucky. BARRETT A IJItO.. Aonls. 11AKTF011D, KY. JAS. A. TUOSIAS, GEO. A. TLATT. JAS. A. THOMAS fc CO. HARTFORD, KY. Dealers in staple and fancy DRY GOODS, Notion', Fancy Goods, Clothing, Boots and Shp. Unt and C.iis. A large assortment of these goods kept constantly on hand, and will be sold at the very lowest casu put, nol ly Plow Stocking AND GENERAL WOODWORK. Tho undcrsizned would respectfully an nounco to the citizen of Ohio county, tha they are now prepared to do all kinds of WOODWORK at their new shop in Hartford. They have se cured tho services of a competent workman to STOCK PLOWS, and they guar.tntco satisf-iitinn, both as to work aud rciCES, in all ca5cs. They will mako WAOONS AND BUGGIES, and will make and furnish COFriNS AND BURIAL CASES at the lowest possible prices. Call and sec us before engaging your wurk elsewhere. PATRONAGE SOLICITED, and satisfaction guaranteed. By close applica tion to business we hope to unrit iho support of our friends. MAUZ1' & HURT. Jan. 20, 1875. jalU ly GEO. KLEIN, GEO, KLEEsT & 33HO: IIARTFOItD, KY., Dealers in Iionse furnishing good, for general uanu, trio ccicDraicu ARIZONA COOIKIlSrG- STOVE, ScTcn siics for cither coal or Rood. nnu Damng. it nas no equal anywnero. uan ami sec iur ouraeis. Cancer mid Sore Kjcs Cured. Those afflicted with Sora Eyes or Cancer would do well to call on i). l. ;i:r:ouY, Todd's Toint, Ky., who has been very suc cessful in tho treatment of these diseases. He can cure any cancer on the surface, if taken in in time. Ho treats upon the system of "no cure no pay." Give him a trial. nol 7 em ISTOTICE. Wanted to borrow S3.000 for two or three years, for which ten per cent, interest will be paid payable semi-annually note to bo due if interest is not promptly paid, and will se cure the lender by a mortgage on real estate; anl as an additional security will give him to hold as collateral real estate lien notes worth at least $0,000. Address "MONEY," care Herald omce, Hartford, Ky. . J. P. YAGER, i&te and Livery SlaWe, HARTFORD, KY. I desirs to inform the citizens of Hartford and vicinity that 1 am prepared to furnish Sad dle and Harness Stock, Buggiesand conveyan ces of all kinds on the most reasonable terms. Horses taken to feed or board by the day. week or month. A liberal share of patrcnagc solici ted, noi ly FOR SALE. A government land warrant for services rcn dcred in the war ot 1812, for ICO acres of land, at a REASONABLE PRICE. For further information apply to J. M Rogers, Beaver Dam, Ky., or John P. Bj . Barrett Hertford, Ky. GRK1LV JtlVER WOOLEN MILLS J.AJIES CATE, Manufacturer of every description of Woolen Goods. My mill has been enlarged and improved making the capacity throe times greater than last season, w e also nave a lull set ot Clote Dressing Machinery, For Casihncres, Tweeds, &c. and are manufacturing a superior article of JEANS. LIXSEY. PLAID, TWILLED AND PLAIN FLANNEL, BLANKETS, BALMOKAL SKIRTS, CASSIMEUES, TWEEDS. Stocking Yarn, &c. 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