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Ti-JE NORTHERN TRIBUNE DE(JMBER29. 188b. Injudicious Changes. Farmers aro nftcn accused of bcin rery slow 1m introducing improvements. Fossibly they are not as quick as manu facturers and merchants are to adopt lew methods and practices. In the natter of breeds of animals and fowls and varieties of fruit and field, crop. bowever, they generally show a desire lo keep up with the prevailing fashions Tbia disposition is shown in their eager ness to obtain new breeds of animals and fowls. The fashion in cattle changes almost as often as that in bonnets. The etianges in either case aro not alway for the better. This is shown by th fact that fashion, like history, reoeats use ii. uevons nave Dcen the fashion able cattle in this country several times, and it is altogether likely that they will bo again. The first attempt to' make Ilerefords fashionable was a failure, but the last gives promise of being a great success, jwery lew years there is general change of opinion in regard to the most desirable color for hogs, white, black and spotted hogs, each by turn have "their day." At present there is a revival of interest in red hogs. Ayr- Biure, jersey, Guernsey and Uutch cows are in turn preferred by dairymen. In another decade Swiss cows may be pre ferred to any of them. In point of fact' the superiority of one breed of dairy beef cattle over another is not so great n u pe generally acknowledged. The choioo largely depends on fancy or the peculiar ourroundinss of the individual iarmer. The like i true of breeds of hogs and sheep. A farmer is very sue eessml with one breed for a time and prefers it to any other, ll's neighbors nonce n s success ana procure the same kind or stock. 1- or several years, per- naps, an are sa:isnea w;th their animals, After a time, Lo.vever, t'.ere Aaaowieat Esfaorfary ! is a reed never kept in the neighborhood Specimens are exhibited at the county , iair, ana they attract great attention. They are noticed at length in the local papers and stock. jounals. The milk record or the ga'n in weight is pub- iisnea ana circulated. bome enter prising fnrmer invests in several of these animals, paying, of course, "fancy price ' for them. Being dearly bought thoy have the best feed and at tention. 1 wiee as much is expended in taking care of them as of an equal number of cattle of another breed jl no cows give a large amount of very -rich milk, and tho steers lay on flesh and fat at a surprising rate. The breed becomes popular, not on account of its intrinsic excellence, but in consequence of the superior care, shelter and feed given the animals. It remains popular wnno tms system or tending, housing and feeding is continued. When the time comes that tho animals are no bet ter kept than those of. the breed that has been discarded they are found to bo no more valuable in any respect. If no enterprising breeier starts a "boom" in favor of another breed the chances are that there will be a disposition to replace the one that wai discarded. The change in any event was a costly one. Animals, like other things, are costly when they are scarce. Consider able ri k alwavs attends the introduc tion of a new breed of animals. They must be acclimated and made a customed to their new surrounding. A change of food and water not unfre- quently causes sickness .or general de bility. Before any farmer resolves to change the breed of cattle, sheep or hogs he is keeping he would do well to count the cost and endeavor to ascer tain from Intelligent and entirely disin 4erested parties the comparative merits of the kind of animals he is thinking of substituting for those he now has. The deposition to cl ange varieties of fruit frequently prevents y ersons from realizing any proht from the orchard, rlneyard or plantation of,berries. Many non-professional fruit-growers allow themselves to bo imposed upon by ped dlers and tho agents of nurseries. They are earned away with the colored ilius t rations of fruit seen in magazines and the descriptions sriven in catalogues. They neglect the standard varieties they have in the vain hope of finding some- xnmg better, ihey hear of the wonder ful success some persons have had with rariety of apple, pear, cherry, grape, ana send for a supply. ?lum or berry, 'hey might I have learned, had they taken the pains, that the variety of fruit was only successful in a few localities haying a very different soil and climate from those of the place where it was proposed to introduce it. . They might also have learned that the variety had never been thoroughly tested . in any locality, and that prominent and relia ble horticulturists had not decided on its merits. The persons who derive the most profit from any kind of fru it-growing cultivate but very few varieties. They solect them after the most diligent inquiry and the mott careful experi ments. When they have found Varieties that are hardy ana productive they stick to them. They take new varietiei only -on trial. They never discard tho old till they are entirely certain that they "have found something better. Some of .the largest orchards in the West contain not more than four or five varieties of apples. Some of the small orchards con tain almost as many varieties as there re trees. The varieties of any kind of fruit that are rery profitable in any lo cality are generally few. Having deter mined what they are, it is the wisest course to plant them extensively, and to make few changes. Chicago 'Ames. To bake I eets wash them perfectly -clean; put in a pan with a little water, and bake antil they are tender; the time varies with the size of the beet, an hour b'.'irg small enough allow ance for a beet of medium size. When They are Jon remove the skin and serve in ithe oame way that you do a toiled ibeoJUV. Y. Times Bulled Offer their entire Stock in the in follow ing departments, at and below cost: DRESS GOODS! 1883.1 FALL and WINTER. 11884. O X-i ID: JUST EECEIVED hki Club .Miass, Grate, Fancy Goods, which includes ev erything in Dress Trimmings. Ladies' Collars and Fishue. Ladies' Silk Handkerchiefs. Gents' Silk Hankerchiefs. Gents' Linen Handkerchiefs. Belts I 1 Y Embroidered Medallions. HEY. Everything in Ladies', Misses' and Childrens Hosiery, at COST. Gloves and Mittens at COST. Everything in Kid Goods at and Below Cost. Entire Stock of Cloaks and Dolmans At and Below Cost. These goods were mostly purchased with in the last two weeks. This is a rare chance, as the people of Cheboygan KNOW that OTJK shelves are NOT filled with OLD STYLES and SHOP WOKN GOODS, but lew and Mdk ! gdSgWe take this method to reduce our stock as much as possible before February 1st, 1884. Give us a call and we will convince you hat we mean business. NELSON & BULLEN. PALETOTS, &c., &c. Plain and Brocaded Silk Plushes, Velvets, Velveteens, Silks and Satins, Black and Colored Cashmeres, Serges, Flan nels Suitings, a .splendid line of Ladies and Children s Hos iery and Knit Goods. OTTTS STOCK O1 LADIES', GENTS' & CHILLHENS' UNDERWEAR CANNOT BE EXCELLED. Mather's Patent Lace Kid Glov es In Black and Colors, sold only ns. Headquarters for Laces, Embroideries, Ladies' and Children's Neckwear. - O IP IE T Brown and Bleached Sheetings, Shirtings, Flannels, Cloths, And Everything in the Dry Goods Line. We keep in full Stock, bought in New York at Bottom Prices, and will be sold very low. To reduce our stock of Ladies' and Gents' Fine Shoes. We shall at a Large discount. Staple Groceries, Flour, Pork, Beef, Lard, &c, &c, Always on Hand. It will pay you to rail on us before Purchasing Elsewhere. ; We will not bo undersold. WET'IORE & PADDOCK. est aad heapegt Fresh Goods deceived Daily, I Keep a complete stock of evervthino- found in a first-class Grocery and Provision Store. Fresh Vegetables on hand nt. nil times. The finest Teas, Coffees, Sugars Canned Goods of every kind. My arrange ments for constant supply of Fresh Butter are complete. Olxoice Stoclz of Oroclrerr G-lasswaiG Ercry thing Warranted tho Best and Cheapest, and. MORRIS WHEELER, Main Strcet.Molony'a Old Stand.