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Tells the story. When your head aches, and you feel bilious, consti pated, and out of tune, with your stomach sour and no appetite, Just buy a package of Hood's Pills And take a dose, from 1 to 4 pills. I You will be surprlsed*at how easily 1' they will do their work, cure your headache and biliousness, rouse the liver and make you fool.happy again. A 4 125 cents. Sold by all medicine dealers. 0 Secretary Gage has discovered that $400,000,000 of gold coin which ought to be in this country is lost. Well, we haven't got it. SALE OF STATE HAY PERMITS. Permits to cut grass on school and institution lands for the year 1000 will be sold at public auction by the county treasurer at the court house in Bis marck at 10 o'clock a. m., on June 6, liHK). No bids will be entertained for less than $4 per quarter section or fraction thereof. Done by the board of university and school lands. D. J. LAXDAL, Land Commissioner. TAKEN UP. May 15, four horses—one bay mare with on left flank, one bay horse branded on left shoulder. One year ling colt, sorrel mare, no brand one yearling colt, gelding, white face and two hind feet white. Owner can have same by proving property and paying charges. WM. SMALL, Fort Rice Reservation. ESTRAY. Strayed from my place about first of February, one 2-year-old strawberry roan mare, left nind foot white, mid dling rangy, black mane and tail. TRUE E. WALDORF, Menoken. Taken up about April 18, one roan pony about 10 years old, white face, both hind legs and one front foot white. No brand. Owner please call, pay charges and take away. OSCAR SUNDQUIST, Sec. 8, Township 142, R. 78, Slaugh ter, N. D. ESTRAY NOTICE. Strayed from one mile below peni tentiary, five head horses, one bay horse, branded H. S. on right shoulder one sorrel horse, bald face, four white legs, branded H. S. on right shoulder one roan horse and one light grey horse, both branded H. S. on right shoulder one bay saddle horse, branded 45. A reward of $25 will be given for their return or information. PAT KELLY, Bismarck, N. D. (First publication May 11,1900.] Notice to Creditors. In the matter of the estate of Mary R. Robi dou, deceased: Notice is hereby given by the undersigned Amos Robidou, executor of the last will and testament of Mary R. Robidou, late of the city of Bismarck, in the county of Burleigh and state of North Dakota, deceased, to the creditors of. and all persons having claims against said deceased, to exhibit thorn with the necessary vouchers, within six months after the first pub lication of this notice, to said executor at the office of A. T. Patterson, in the cityof Bismarck, in said Burleigh county. Dated May 9th, A. D. 1900. AMOS ROBIDOU, A. T. PATTERSON, Executor. Attorney for Executor. (First publication April 6,1900.1 Notice of Final Homestead Proof. Land Office at Bismarck, N. D., March 81, 1900. Notice is hereby given that the following named settler has filed notice of his intention to make final proof in support of his claim, and that said proof will be made before the regis ter and receiver of the U. S. land office at Bis marck, North Dakota, on May 19,1900, viz: PETER POULSON, for the nwH, section 11 in township 140 n, range 79 w. He names the following witnesses to prove his continuous residence upon and cultivation of said land, viz: Peter A. Swanson, Cromwell, P. O., N. D„ and John Erickson, Andrew Johnson, jr., and John Anderson, Bismarck, P. O.. N. D. A. C. MCGILLIYBAT, Register. A. T. PATTERSON, Attorney. Notice of Timber Culture, Final Proof. United States Land Office, Bismarck, N. D., March 29.1900. ,, Notice is hereby given that Lena FryJrfunu, formerly Lena Anderson, widow and heir at law of John A. Anderson, deceased, has filed notice of intention to make final proof before the register and receiver at their office in Bis marck, N. D„ on Saturday the 19th day of May, 1900, on timber culture application No. 4931, for the seM of section No. 26, in township No. 142 u.. range No. 79 w., 5th P. M. She names as witnesses: Morris Anderson. John Larson. Peter An derson and Oscar Johnson, all of Slaughter, N D' A. C. McGILLIVRAY. Register. [First publication May 4, 1900.] I Notice of Final Homestead Proof. Land Office at Bismarck, N. D., April 30,' 1900. Notice is hereby given that the following named settler has filed notice of his intention to make final proof in support of his claim, and that said proof will be made before the Register and Receiver at Bismarck, N. D„ on June 9, 1900, viz.: EMIL ENGSTROM, for the w'A, nwH and wH, swH of sec. 28, in twp. 143 n, of range 79 w. of the 5th P. M. He names the following witnesses to prove his continuous residence upon and cultivation of said land, viz.: John E. Backman, Andrew Thor, Slaughter, N- D. Charles O. Hanson, John F. Dahlgren, Wilton, N. D. A ,QILLIyHAyt Begister. [First publication May 18,1900.] Notice of Final Homestead Proof. Land office at Bismarck, N. D., May 12,1900. Notice is hereby given that the following named settler has filed notice of her intention to make final proof in support of hordaim, and that said proof will be made before the register and receiver at Bismarck, N. D., on June 23, 1900, viz: SOFIA- JOHNSON, heir at law of Samuel'Lar son, deceased. for the seX of see. 18, in twp. 142 n, of range 80 ^be names' the following witnesses to prove her continuous residence upon and cultivation of sa jd lsodf viz John Foraback, Louis Peterson, pieOkon, Gnat W. Johnson, all of Painted Woods, N. D. oust w. -ouu« M,GILlLIyRAY) Baxter. DEMOCRATIC COUNTY CONVEN TION. To the Democratic Electors of the County of Burleigh, State of North Dakota: DELEGATES TO NATIONAL CON VENTION. A delegate convention to the dem ocrats of Burleigh county is hereby called to meet at Baker's hall in the city of Bismarck, on Saturday, May 2Gth, 1900, at the hour of 2 o'clock p. m., for the purpose of selecting 0 dele gates to represent the democrats of Burleigh county at the democratic state convention to be held at tte opera house in the city of Fargo on Wednesday, June 6.1900, at 10 o'clock in the forenoon. Said state convention is to be held for the purpose of selecting six dele gates and six alternates to represent the democrats of North Dakota in the national democratic convention called to meet in the city of Kansas City, Mo., oh July 4, 1900, to nominate a president and vice president of the United States. STATE OFFICERS. Also, for the purpose of selecting nine delegates to represent the demo crats of Burleigh county in the demo. cratic state convention to be held in the city of Grand forks on Thursday, July 19,1900, at 10 o'clock in the fore noon, to place in nomination candi dates for the various state offices. Caucuses will be held in the various precincts as hereafter enumerated on Wednesday, May 23, 1900, between the hours of 4 and 7 o'clock in the after noon. The various precincts shall be de fined and entitled to representation as follows: Precinct No. 1—City of Bismarck, 21 delegates, vote at court house. Precinct No. 2—Lincoln school township, 1 delegate, vote at school house. Precinct No. 3—Apple Creek, 1 del egate, vote at school house. Precinct No. 4—Boyd township, 1 delegate, vote at school house. Precinct No. 5—Logan township, 1 delegate, vote at school house. Precinct No. (5—Townships 137 and 138, ranges 75 and 70, 1 delegate, vote at White school house. Precinct No. 7—Morton township, 1 delegate, vote at school house. Precinct No. 8—Telfer township, 2 delegates, vote at Skinner school house. Precinct No. 9—Manning township, 1 delegate, vote at Eldridge school house. Precinct No. 10—Fort Rice, 1 dele gate, vote at school house on section 11. Precinct No. 11—Hay Creek, 2 dele gates, vote at school house. Precinct No. 12—Gibbs, 1 delegate, vote at school house. Precinct No. 13—Menoken, 2 dele gates, vote at Menoken school house. Precinct No. 14—McKenzie, 1 dele gate, vote at school house. Precinct No. 15—Townships 139 and 140, ranges 75 and 76, 2 delegates, vote at Sterling school house. Precinct No. 10—Sibley and Francis townships, 2 delegates, vote at Francis school house. Precinct No. 17—Naughton town ship, 1 delegate, vote at school house. Precinct No. 18—Burnt Creek, 2 del egates, vote at school house. Precinct No. 15)—Riverview, 1 dele gate, vote at school house. Precinct No. 20—Townships 143 and 144, range 78 and 79, 1 delegate, vote at Grass Lake school house. Precinct No. 21—Townships 141, 142, 143 and 144, range 75, 76 and 77, I delegate, vote at Field's ranch. Precinct No. 22—Township 142, range 78, 1 delegate, vote at Ghylin school house. Precinct No. 23—Ecklund township, vote at school house No. 2. Precinct No. 24—Painted Wood3, 1 delegate, vote at school house. Precinct No. 25—Glenview township an$ township 141, range 81, east of the river, 1 delegate, vote at school house on section 24, township 141, range 80. Precinct No. 26—Township 141, ranges 78 and 79, 1 delegate, vote at school house. By order of the Burleigh county democratic central committee. Dated at Bismarck, N. D., April 25, 1900. FRANK REED, Chairman. P. E. BYRNE, Secretary. WOOL MARKET. A proclamation to all sheep raisers of the state of North Dakota and all manufacturers of woolen goods and wool buyers, greeting: Notice is hereby given that the cities of Dickinson, Mandan, Bismarck, Jamestown and Oakes, in the counties of Stark, Morton, Burleigh, Stutsman and Dickey, state of North Dakota, have complied with chapter 26 of the political code, as revised in 1895, en titled "Wool Market," and have pro vided a warehouse for the free storage oi wool from the' 15th day of June, 1900, to the 31st day of August, 1900, and have so notified the undersigned commissioner of agriculture and labor. It is estimated that there will prob ably be marketed at these several cit ies 1,000,000 pounds of wool within the dates above named. The follow ing rules and regulations will govern the said free storage, viz: 1. No charge shall -be made for the. storage of wool from the 15th day of June until the 31st day of August, 1900, both inclusive. 2. All wool presented for storage must be properly sacked, and no wool will be receiveu for storage unless so sacked. Under no circumstances should sisal or binding twine be used for tying fleeces or sewing bags as particles of the fiber adhere to the wool and cause trouble and loss to the manufacturer. They sometimes re fuse to buy wool tied with binding twine. 3. The superintendent of the mar ket will weigh each sack as presented, and mark on the same with paint the gross weight thereof, together with the name of the person placing the same in store, and shall issue his re ceipt for all wool stored. Therefore, by virtue of the authority conveyed by the statutes aforesaid, I, H. U. Thomas, commissioner of agri culture and labor for said state of North Dakota, do hereby proclaim to all wool growers of said state the free storage provided by the foregoing rules and regulations, and I do further BISMARCK WEEKLY TRIBUNE: FRIDAY, MAY 18 1900. proclaim to all wool buyers and manu facturers of woolen goods that the said free wool markets at Dickinson, Man dan, Bismarck and Jamestown are now established, and will be continued un til the 31st day of August, 1900, and that the superintendents of said wool markets are i^essrs. Hllliard and Dick inson, at Dickinson, and W. A. Lan terman Bros, at Mandan that the Northern Pacific railroad and Benton Transportation Co. warehouse at river landing and Bismarck Elevator Co. warehouse at Bismarck, W. J. Payne at Oakes, will accept and take charge of all wool offered for free storage. The North Dakota Wool Growers' association have established the fol lowing special wool market days at the following places within the state: Sentinel Butte, June 25. Dickinson, June 26. Taylor, June 27. Richardton, June 28. Glen Ullin, June 29 and July 13. Mandan, June 30 and July 14. Hebron, July 1 and 16. Bismarck, July 3. Braddock, July 5. Napoleon, July 6. Dawson, July 7. Medina, July 9. Jamestown, July 10. Oakes, July 11. All wool growers are requested to be present and bring their wool on said days, and a special invitation is ex tended to all wool buyers to be present and they will be assured of a cordial welcome. Dated at the office of commissioner of agriculture and labor for the state of North Dakota, in the city of Bis marck, this 10th day of May, A. D, 1900. H. U. THOMAS, Commissioner. HIS LIFE WAS SAVED. Mr. J. E. Tiilly, a prominent citizen of Hannibal, Mo., lately had a wonder ful deliverance from a frightful death. In telling of it he says: "I was taken with typhoid fever that ran into pneu monia. My lungs became hardened. I was so weak I couldn't even sit up in bed. Nothing helped me. I ex pected to soon die of consumption, when I heard of Dr. King's New Dis covery. One bottle gave great relief. I continued to use it, and now am well and strong, I can't say too much in its praise. This marvelous medicine is the surest and quickest cure in the world for all throat and lung trouble. Regular sizes 50 cents and $1.00. Trial bottles free at P. C. Remington's drug store. Every bottle guaranteed. Mayville—The republican conven tion of Traill county to elect delegates to the state convention to be held at Fargo, May 1(1, occurred on Saturday, and was marked by harmony and good will throughout. Col. W. H. Robin son wishes to no longer be national committeeman for the state, and so stated to the convention. VOLCANIC ERUPTIONS. Are grand, but skin eruptions rob life of Joy. Bucklen's Arnica Salve cures them also old, running and fever sores, ulcers, boils, felons, corns, warts, cuts, bruises, burns, scalds, chapped hands, chilblains, best pile cure on eartn. Drives out pains and aches. Only 25 cents a box. Cure guaranteed. Sold by P. C. Reming ton, druggist. Spring Schedule on the Nickel Plate Road Effective May 6, 1900.- Ft. Wayne, Findlay, Fostoria, Belle vue, Lorain, Cleveland, Painesville, Ashtabula, Conneaut, Girard, Erie, Chautauqua, Lake, Dunkirk, Buffalo, as well as New York, Boston and all intermediate points in New England, New York state and the anthracite coal regions are searched on fast time and at lowest rates of fare by trains of the Nickel Plate road. Leave Chi cago 10:35 a. m., 3:30 p. m., 10:30 p. m., with up-to-date drawing room sleeping cars. Unexcelled dining cars on the Boston and New York train at 10:35 a. m., and New York city fast express train leaving Chicago at 3:30 p. m. All trains run daily. Train leaving Chicago at 3:30 p. m. has ob servation car east of Buffalo over the Lackawanna road, arriving in New York city 7:25 p. m., every day in the year, in good shape for evening enter tainments. Secure sleeping car space in advance. Write, wire or 'phone 2057 Central, to J. Y. Callahan, general agent. Chicago, 111. sew Method of Branding A new method of branding cattle has been devised by Walter A. Cam eron of Stacey, Mon., says The Scien tific American. By this means the animals are indelibly marked instead of being burned. The branding instru ment consists of two levers pivoted to gether and provided with Jaws. On the lower Jaw a soft metal impression block is secured, and on the upper Jaw a block is carried, having a chamber communicating by means of a tube with a reservoir containing the indeli ble fluid. The tube incloses a plunger operated from the upper lever and is provided with lateral ports at its up per and lower ends. The lower ports permit the liquid to flow into the cham bered block when the plunger is rais ed, and the upper ports permit the liquid above the plunger to be forced back Into the reservoir. Symbol car rying plates are removably secured to the chambered block. Ths symbols consist of letters, figures or other char acters and are formed of tubular pins. In using the instrument the levers are operated to separate the jaws. By reason of this motion the plunger will be drawn upward to permit the liquid from the reservoir to flow into the chamber. After placing the Impression block carried by the lower Jaw against the outer side of the animal's ear the levers are operated to force the tubular pins into the ear, thereby causing the plunge* to inject liquid Into the wound. A spring within the tube holds the plunger normally below the lower parts, so that the liquid will not escape when the device la not in use. 1 ntuimi SEED POTATOES. Bus Oat and Trne Stock—Selection Before Tubers Ripen. Thousands of planters use the small tubers in the pit or bins after having used the choice tubers for sale or on the table. These small tubers will be used year after year until the entire crop will all be good seed (?), and yet these very same people will argue that these small tubers arc "just as good as RUN OUT STOCK AND TRUE STOCK, any." However, I would not always choose the very largest tubers, as these may be rough, course or unshapely, but always those true to a type. A great deal of advantage may be gained by selection in the field before the crop is ripe and while it is yet growing. Selection should be made at this time with respect to growth of vine, health, size and height of vine, appearance, number, color and manner of growth in the hill, whether compact OP scattering, as the tubers being not man1.re will show their characteristics moar. forcibly at this time. This should be d«oe just before the vine begius to jipen. The writer very much prefers mature potatoes for seed as compared with Immature seed, notwithstanding the geat cry for second crop seed to the contrary, provided this mature seed can be stored in a cool enough place to keep them from starting the least par ticle of growth and at the same time not freeze. However, as so very few are prepared to keep mature tubers thus, we must either rely on second crop or immature first crop seed, and here comes in our selection and digging before the crop is ripe. We must take into consideration that the extra early varieties will be more difficult to keep than the late ones if we are to use im mature first crop seed, and as we can not grow second crop in the north this Is the best we can do. Potatoes will run out under certain conditions, the same as other vegeta bles or fruits, consequently we must be on the lookout for the tuber that has the "run out" nfarks. A potato that has begun to decline will show it in a difference in the shape and depth of eye, eyes will be more numerous, and the skin will have changed Its appear ance, as shown in the cut where the upper figure is a tuber from run out stock and the lower is from true stock of the same variety. The foregoing is the advice of a writer In American Gardening. Brown Rot of Prniiea* Delaware treatment for brown rot of the prune: Very early in the spring it will be well to spray the trees thoroughly with a solution of copper sulphate, one pound to 25 gallons of water. When the fruit buds begin to swell, spray either with the acetate of copper solution or the bordeaux mixture. Just before the first buds open repeat the latter. When the bloom begins to shed, spray with bordeaux mixture. In ten days or two weeks repeat the latter. When fruit begins to color, spray with the copper acetate solution. Repeat the latter in a week or ten days. An Aid to Earllnen. One way in which a gardener may gain a little advance in earllness of vegetables, especially of heat lovers like beans, cucumbers and that fin an, EARTH SHELTER FOB TENSER THINGS, is to build a soil shelter, as shown In the accompanying cut from Vick. This consists merely of drawing up a ridge earth to the north or windward side of the row as protection on the one hand from raw winds and on the other to catch the sun heat. The row can be thrown up with a small plow, care be ing taken not to have the soil fall over and cover the seed too deeply. The Ideal Condition For Alfalfa, The ideal conditions of soil and mois ture for the growth of the plant are found, according to G. L. Clothier of Kansas, in the valleys of streams where sheet water Is obtained at the depth of 20 feet or less and where the "soil Is a porous, sandy loam with a permeable subsoil. He is convinced, however, that alfalfa will grow and give remunerative returns upon as many varieties of soil as any other cul tivated plant It will produce a fair crop upon poor land if not water soak ed. Sufficient moisture in the soil is the one condition indispensable to a good crop of alfalfa. WOOL AND PRICES. Grower* Seem to Have the Market Well In Hand. The fact that wool is higher in some of the growing districts than in the eastern woolen manufacturing cities, says E. P. Smith in The American Cul tivator, is good evidence that shep herds appreciate the condition of things. Usually in the advance of a farm commodity the speculators aud big dealers get the best of the market and secure the largest part of the in crease. This year there have been some notable achievements in wheat, cotton and wool. The reason for this is attributed to the fact that farmers are becoming better acquainted with the couditions which decide future prices. They read more and cast their own conclusions. Reliable statistics are furnished them at little cost, and they can become investors and specu lators as much as the inurketmen. Heretofore all that speculators had to do in order to attract farm products to the markets was to run up prices a trifle, and every farmer would ship his goods to the cities with the inev itable glut and reaction. We do not do business that way today. There are plenty who are willing to hold their stocks and wait for more favora ble markets. More farmers have held corn this year until the planting of a new crop than ever before, and the speculators who have been working ev ery possible way to attract these stores to the market in a flood have failed. Now. with corn actually advancing in the face of another large crop to be planted, the holders are reaping their rewards. The wool farmers are In a fair way to repeat the same lesson. They are not anxious to part with their stocks, and operators in the manufacturing centers would gladly purchase almost anything in sight at the holder's prices. The new clip of southern California and Texas is now being sheared, but the holders hold prices on it that are almost prohibitory. It may be that prices are nearly as high as they will be, but the fact that the growers cou trol the market and mean to hold it is promising. We need more such co operation and intelligent action on the part of farmers in every section. In marketing wool or any other farm product do not ship all your stock to one market and at one time. It is bet ter to distribute your eggs in several baskets, and then if one is upset there is more to fall back on. There is no reason why farmers should not hold the key to the whole situation in corn, wheat, cotton and wool. Then let those who speculate in futures and try to depress prices to meet their sales for a certain month in advance get their products at the prices the holders see fit to sell them. Ringing the Boll. As with other work, there is a right way and a wrong way to ring the bull, says Rural Life. Before trying to ring him have him fast. A dehorning shoot Is a good thing for holding him, but a post or manger with a chance to tie to a timber well in front will answer. Tie high aud short. Have ready a three cornered file with the point and edges ground sharp. Thrust it through the partition of the nose with a firm band. It is easily done and causes little pain. As the file is withdrawn follow it with the open end of the ring, close the ring and put in the screw, and the job is done. If the bull throws himself when he finds that he cannot free himself from the toils and hangs by the head, never mind. Let him hang and be hanged. Stick the file through the nose and insert the ring at once while he hangs. You will never have a bet ter chance, nor can you ask anything better. Besides, he will not hurt him self. He has no tender feelings to be hurt In that way, and there is no call to exercise your bowels of compassion in his behalf. He will look out for himself all the time, and the only cau tion needed is for all that handle him to do the same thing. Firm work, quick work, quiet work and things ar ranged so that you are sure of the mastery are the essentials. Small Sweet Corn For Sheep. One of the very best sown crops for sheep is the small early corn, says The Sheep Breeder. It is nutritious and pleasant to the palate. It may be har vested by the lambs by the use of hurdles, by which plots of it are set off to be fed in succession. Sorghum is another useful plant for this use, for while the corn will sprout again after having been fed down it will not make so quick and abundant growth as the sorghum will. The Narragansett va riety of corn will easily make 10* to 15 tons to the acre, and it will be ready for feeding down in ten weeks. The early Minnesota may be sown in rows two feet apart and eight Inches apart In the rows and will be ready for feed ing in six weeks. Peas may be sown between the rows at the second or third cultivation and will follow the corn after it is eaten down. The treading of the lambs will not hurt the peas. This is a matter which, every shepherd should study out and experi ment on as a very profitable economy. Fine Wool Production. Evidence seems to accumulate favor ing the view of a further serious short age in the world's supply of wool, says The National Stockman. During the past year Australasia furnished the markets of the world 300,000 bales less wool than in 1895-6. It seems certain that for the current year exports from this quarter will suffer a further re duction. There is no corresponding in crease elsewhere,1 though doubtless more wool will be clipped in Ameriea than for some years. With South Afri ca out of the business temporarily and Australian production declining at such a rate the prospect for wool is highly favorable so far as the supply affects tt. This applies especially to the fine wools such as Australia produces. 3 tAIMSQWEN THE SOY BEAN. It* Value to Stoc!:. Horn and Sheep. How to Plant and Harvest. Some of the following reasons on ac count of which the Kansas station rec ommends the soy bean to farmers of that state will apply in some other sec tions and may interest those who are considering the question, "Will it pay to raise soy beans?" The soy bean stands drought as well as Kaffir corn or sorghum. It Is not touched by the chinch bugs, the grain THE SOY BEAN. is a richer feed than linseed meal, and the plant enriches tiie soil on which it is grown. It will cost the Kansas farmer from 40 to 55 cents per bushel to raise the soy bean, $13 to $1S per ton. Pound for pound soy beans are worth a little more than oil meal, and feeders are paying .$24 to $30 a ton for oil meal. A bountiful supply of protein will greatly increase the milk yield. Soy beans are rich in protein. Three to four pounds of sos beans per day add ed to the usual fiiiry ration of hay. fodder, sorghum and corn will increase the winter milk yield of the average Kansas cow from 25 to 100 per cent. Fed to young pigs, soy beans will make them grow more rapidly and have better health. Fed to fattening hogs, soy beans will induce them to eat more, make more gain for each bushel of feed eaten and shorten the fattening period. Soy beans fed to young stock will push their growth and "keep the calf fat," which is so necessary to econom ical feeding. Fed to fattening ani mals, soy beans will produce the same results as linseed meal at less cost. Kansas sheep men should raise soy beans and secure the results obtained from linseed meal with a home grown feed at reduced cost. Soy beans quickly and cheaply In crease the yield of other crops. The soy bean should not be planted until the ground becomes warm and the danger of severe frost is over. While the plants may not die If the SOT BEAN KNIFE ON CULTIVATOR BEANS, seed is put in earlier, they do not thrive. The beans should be planted in rows 30 to 42 inches apart, with the single beans dropped one to two inches apart in the rows. One-half bushel of seed per acre is required. We prefer surface planting and cultivate the same as corn. Level culture is neces sary to harvesting a full crop. The crop should be harvested when the pods turn brown and before the beans are fully ripe. If left until the beans become thoroughly ripe, the pods will open and the beans will be scat tered on the ground. The only satisfactory way we have found for harvesting the crop is to cut the plants off just below the surface of. the ground and rake them into wind rows with a horse rake. Where not over ten acres are grown this cutting can be done by removing the shovels from a two horse cultivator and bolt ing to the inner shank of each beam a horizontal knife about 18 Inches long, the knife set out from the cultivator and sloping back from point of attach ment tO point SO as not tO Clog. Any blacksmith can make these knives. Xlzlnv of Sweet and Field Corn. I have been growing sweet corn for 20 years, and when I have planted sweet corn within the range of field corn I have had them more or less mixed. I grew field corn for market, and when the sweet corn came In range with it I would have a small strip of sweet corn, but it would conform to the sise of the field corn. I am satis fied that they would mix the first year. —Charles Black, New Jersey.