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VERMONT WATCJHMAN & 8TATE JOURXAL, WEDNESDAY, M V 28, L890. Jarm anl) (Oavticn. Artirn nii leqalrlM off eofntnunlciiUotn ln NktM to agrteaHme to Db.T, u. RosttMi Wtwport, Vt, Kdltnrial Nnlintrs. D. B. smitm of Plainfield, Vrt., writes: " Will llnncrnft of this town has discovercd that U ordinarv butch- cr's hoc-iiook is nn adinlrable Imple- niciit for rcmoving thc. stnplcs whcn repairing wirc fence. I linil no hng hook, bnt liml a hook niade of a steel bar aliout twenty lnchea long, and it works niccly." Ti-.n years ngo Mainc was the llxtb statc in potato-growing. tt tlicn pro dueed eiglit inillion bushels, two and onc-hnlf nllltoD bushels belog thc share of Aroostook county. Il will be interesting to conipare this Wltb the currcnt census. Wt should supposc tliat Aroost ok would now oliow nbout double its yield in 1SS0. COAI- Asiiks is Not A Kl.imt.- ibkRi "Inqntrer" of East Poultney, Vt., asks: " IIow would a conipost luado of four parts brn manurc, four parts dry conl nshes, two pnrts plastcr and one part hone-mcal do for corn, and would it do after planting the corn wilh a eorn-plnntcr ti drop on top nnd thcti covcr wilh dirt? l'lcnse answer in your ncxt issue." If you BUbstltUte un lcaehed wood nshcs for coal nshes it woulil do very wcll if enough was np plied. D...... 11'.. li 1 il. ,.t . o ... .u IIaviH thjs r ifteen acros Ut is better to use Parls gmn in solu- of t. whn, nn, wp tion on potatoes Ifaan to try to apply il ; ,llink wc hou,d hc ucky (o have our , friend Aitkpn of Woodstock, the will not grow in Mainp, and adds: " Whethcr wp. like it or not, wo nrc obllged to put up with the Muscadlne, Hartford, Wordcn, Moore's Knrly, Salem, and somctimcs tho IMnwarc and Concord. Earllnsss and hlgta quallty neveryethave been found oom blned in the same variety." He then rcninrks: "Don't fool away space, tltne and money on ' new vnricties.' " It scems to us, llrothcr fJilbert, lliat Ihpre was a time whcn all these you nnmc WSra new vnricties, and Mooro'H Barly is not yct an old onc. Wc ad vlse you to try Green Mouutain, Brighton, Massasolt and Lindley, and we think you will lind them early enongb for you, bcinn all considurably carlier than Concord. If they don't get swpet bcfore frost, try I'rofessor Maynard'l method of hastenini; nia turity hv twllttng a wirn tlghtly around the branch whcn the rapes arc thc size of pcas. ARB wc goiog to have anothcr sea son likc those of the past two years ? A wct. rool lutnmer and fall are not so Injurloui to a s;rass farmpr as Ihc re vcrsc. Bdt gOOd as thcy may he'for graae, they are not favorahle to (jrain. As to the imall grains, tlie knowledge acquired in thc damp climatc of Kng land would have proved of gervicc antongst Ul latcly. Wc OUght to have a fcw cood Knlish or Scotch fanners in all our farmcrs' clttbfl and ajranacs to hplp us ovpr such dilliculties. Thcir knowledge of how to handle ripe grain in damp wcathcr would hc worth somc- ubcrtisfmcnts. dry. There is then no danger of in hulinir tlie poisnn."' Thouuh usiiiir thc wonl "eolutlon," thle wrlter evidently nicans " nixtnre," as I'nris green doea not dissolve inwatir. If it did so, it would kill the follage to Wbich wc apply It, as London purple sonictinn s docs, heeausc it is sometimes slijihtly solublc in watcr. The water method is undoubtedly thc best in using any Intecticldea of thii claHs. " mangel king of Vermont," at our right hand tliis snmmer, if it is to he likc the last. We would like to scc flve thousand Britlsb farmera Inrading Vermont, with the peaceful purpose of lettllng amongat us, u (rould,boom Vermont, surely. Tnn Priceof Kitroqkns. lnEng land, to-d iv, nltrogenous nianures arc rea8onahlc enough in pricc. In sul jiliatc, ammonia i worth there eleven Oents a pound; in nitrate of soda, tcn cents. And in C'anada, BCCOrding to Editor Fust, ammonia, in thc sulpbate, is only thirtcpn cents. l!ut thc Eng lish farmera are close buvers and pay Oaahi There is no husincss carrled on so wastefully and expensively as our fcrtilizer trade, and tho farniers have only themselves to hlamc for it. Tbelr average loss is over thirty per cent on their purchascs. THK TlME TO CtJT. A correspon dent of the Dairy WorUl says: "In rny conversation with Mr. I be came very much iuterefcted, as I found ' proportlon is small, compared with TllE Cow's UODER, A writer in the Mirror wnd Famef says: " It was once tbought that thc cow's udder is a greal receptaole of milk, and the swollen i.'lands were auppoaed to he tlie resprvoirs of the alrcadv jicrfpctcd lac- teal fluld. But reoent Investtgatlon and obaervaliona have lcd to the con clualon that thc swollen udder, inslcad of hcinLr diatended with milk, is dis tended with the blood material oul of wbich milk la elaborated; and that after the emptyinj of the lower cavities, tlie milk is elaborated and aecreted, durlng mllkiog, much as thc saliva is dcposited in the niouth durlng the proeess of maaticatlon." Some facts of our own ohscrvation lead us still to believe that the cow's bag is 11 a great reccptaclc of milk," and that, tbough snme milk is aecreted in thc fcw minutcs of milkinEi what he conaidered thc rlght stage to cut the corn wns exactly thc aame which I had come to yeara ago in ex jierimenting wilh cutting oats for hay that is, the point when wc can judge that no more nourishment is drawn from thc aoil, and before it is all con centrated in the grain, or whcn the lower part of the stalk is just getting yellow, while the rcst is yet green." This is all rlght, but how to decide? Is the test given for corn aufficiently cxact? What does the Vermont Kx periment Station know ahout that ? Bra Records, The New England Farmer says: " Xine hundred forty one pounda and tcn oiyices of huttcr in a year from one cowl That was tbe producl of Mr. Applcton'8 Buroliaama, What do plodding, rut-bound, unambl tious one-hundrpd-pound-a-vcar farni ers say to that?" Wcll, what do you say to it ? Do you believe it will ever lut ! 1 1 .. 1 1 nn . ' ' . . , I hcatcd to lukewarmneaa, and a pieoe of hcnl reeord ? And what do you think , , , . , . , ,... r , . , bread, niade of nieal and whcat bran, will be the effect of forcing cows up, i , . , . , , . , ' , I abnut four uichcs square and onc and even to an averase of four hundred ! . , ... . . , . one-half in tbickncss. Thc uuuntity of pounds a vear, upon their progeny ? L.,., m . . , , , ,, ' skim-nnlk was ahout four quarts daily. Hv oTerworkinir the Indlvidual do we , . , , ., , ., , i w-as aurprised to aee that ealf grow rnt i, ...... I in MAA 9 Wn .).. l. 1 & 1 ' luriro ettftnt n.til Tut . ' . . . cnnill- the whole mcss. Hv thc use of milk- ing tubes (wbich, however, it is not safe to usc frequcntly) we have ptnp tied a cow's bag in two minutps, and found tbe niess very close to hcr avcr age yield. We should like to see a Btatement of careful cxpcrimcnts, hy oompetent handa, to settle tbe matter. Ahout CalfBaialng One season, not many years ago, I had three ealvea of the same sex, wbich I trcated as follows, ncithcr ever hav Ing sucked its dam : No. l irasglTen new milk unlil a little less than one week old. whcn thatskimmed attwelve houra old was SUbatitUted. In a fcw days older milk was uscd and a bit of tallow given. This treatnient was continued unlil the ealf was two months old, whcn it was given a handful of shorts and meal, the tallow belng Otnitted. Tlie ncxt changc was to withhold one mess of milk per day, aubatituting watcr very well aatisfled when we see thc cows of Vermont avcraging two hun dred lifty pounds of butter a year. We doubt if the average can ever be safely puabed further. To ovcrwork tbe In dividual is to weakcn succceding gen erations. All expcricnce teachus this. Feedino Uens, The poultry editor of the A't'C Kwjlantl Farmer says on this subjcct: "I feed three times a day. The lirst feed in the morning, given just as soon as it begins to be light, is a mash of oooked vegetables mashcd fine and mixed up with meal, Bne feed and shorts. The meal I inix as follows: A SOOOpful of corn meal, one of tine feed, another of meal, one of aborta, anothcr of meal and onc of bcef acrap and desalcated (ish." 'j'lns is brcakfast, and he goes on to de acribe the other mcals. Il is difflcult to see how men wbo have to feed thcir fowls all the year round in this way can mnke a cent, unless they get very fancy prlces. Tbefarmer's fowls piek np tbelr own llvlng all aummer, get lat on waste grain, and their BggS and ehickens come into markel at a oom paratively nmall eost. lien-raisiug as K buslnesa baa rarely paid thc axperl mcuter, cxcept in pxperieiice. GRAPKS. Tbe editor of tbe Mnne Farmer oomplains that good gnpea framed ealf, designed for veal. It was given whole milk, not taking at lirst. all its motber gave. Then it drank all and required more. (iavc it a little tallow and aspoonful of meal. Then I gave it ndian meal pudding. Thw last week of its life 1 fed between a plnt and a quart of meal served in this way. The result was a tine veal ealf at the agc of six weeks. Thc mother was small and gave but little milk. The motber of No. 3 was a large eow, said to have been well up to shortly after parturition, when she was takcn with milk fever and died. The ealf receivcd thc best of earc, was fed whole milk, was as large at birlh as the Other, though amaller boned. Its atomach was ereak. At three weeks of BK8 it OOtlld not lake as much milk as a ealf ot Qve days abould require. Beaull: Altbougb re- eeiving betu r earc and nioie time than iiDih the otbers, it was a poor, puny creature. Oplnion formed beoause of Ibese results: If a ealf bas a healtby atomacb he may be raised for veal or to keep at oomparatively little eost of ilme and niaterialj even thougb " brougbt up by hand." If bls atomacb is wcuk and won't takc a good ration, belter lav a bammer on tbe krttter'a " bead, BkrbXRT Maxwki.i.. tiivf; your eellar a thorough oletolog out and airing. WIIAT IS SCROFULA It, Is that Impurlty In tln blood, WtUeh, SS einrolaUnf in thc glanda of ttie neeki pr. diicps analghtly Inmpa r swciiihks; wbtota oanaaa palaful ramlng sorcs on ibe arms, togs, or feet whlek developea uJ:crs ia iiio pycs, cars, or nnn, oftOTl 0aUalB ItlllMlncss or ftsefnesBi whloh ii the orlgln of phnptasi cnn oeroui irowthsi or tha nanj othei inanircsta tions oattslty aaeribed to "htmwrat" whloh, IsstralDfl ttpon the luaga, oanaaa ouuaiuuuUon and Asatha Betnsjths noat anolont, it is tiio moet lenoral of all dlaeaaea or aifootloaa) for very fcw petSOM SM cntln ly fren frota It. TBerCURED By iniiiiiu Rood'a BanaparOla, wbJeb, tiy tiio remarkable cnrcs it haa BeoonpUsaed, often whcn other medlolaea hava failod, haa proven Itaell to ii a potant and peetdlw medjelne for this dliaaaai somo of tiicsn cnrcs nrc rrnlly woiidcrfnl. If yoa snffcr froni aerofiiln, hc snr to trj' tfOOd'R Sarsuparilla. " My dsnghterHarywaa eflloted with aerof olouaaoraneoh tromUietlnieahewsattnonUia old tiiishc beeane abt years ofsge, Ltnnpfl fermed In hcr ncck, and onc of tlicni after prowliiK to thc slzc of afilRcon's prk. hccanic a rnnnlnK sorc for ovcr tliroo years. Wc pavc iior iiood's BaraaparOta, when thc hnnp and aii Indloattona of aorofula entlrely tt- appeared, and now ha sccms to hc a hcalihy chltd." ,T. S. Caih.h.k. Naiiriulit. N. J. N. I!. I!c snre to cct only bbcrttscmfnts. There are many white soaps, each rcprcsrntcd to be " just: as good as thr Ivory." They arc not, but likc all counterfeitSi they lack the peculiar and remarkable qualitiea ol thc genuine. Ask for Ivory Soap and insist upon having it. "I'is sold everywherd BOOK BINDERY Boldbyalldrueilata. fltatsfofSa. Pfapaftdottlr by C. I. II(H)I) &:., Apothccitrlci, I.owull, Mans. IOO Doscs Ono Dollar SIOUX 'CITY VALLEY LAND CO. SIOUX CITY, IOWA, Poputiattnn 50,000. Hatties who have anu book theti u ish i- tnd or rrpairid, or use Paper Boxps, ehould u ritt tn . W. WHEELOCK, MONTPELIER, VT., -jfor loivest pru fs for gooa work 5,000 SHARES, valSe $IOO. , 1 Having pcrwnnlly cxamincd this propcrty, wc are prepared to give facts of intcrcst to any onc dc-sirinp; to investigate a livc and rapidly improvino; Rcal Estate invcstmcnt. The stock nas bccn placcd in our handa for sale at $45 00 per Share for a limitcd time. Wc conftdcntly rccommcnd it as a safc and proAtable invcstmcnt, cxpcctinr to scc it scll at par, bcforc Jariiiary i, 1 89 1 . Makc all chccks payablc to C. W. Baldwin & Co. , 33 Equitable Bldg.. Boston, Mass. Who will mail Dc'6cnpiivc Circulartuany.i(.ldrcs. MGOLD M Boeld"ii BTXTBR MEDAM uii ti0 millll'rilim tii 1 ,.ti. Pi ., .. EDALS ninl I'lKCiTi Siff f 1TTIT1fJ too numcrotw to UM-ntion. have bee 1 AVVAuDED tho COOLEY GRFAMER AND PRODUCTS aeMraliLUtSi RElIEmrU Ihnt llic ( ' Oenmci hoaapatontedproccu di. t Trom ...... ........ 1 . .11 r....i tiiit. t, civcsit its WOMirifPI-!. Nr'PKlIlflT?. t i" iimnmy m niitv 01 pradiic'. KootbPracan iccnllv mi . Bcna for lUaatraMa Pampalet. Irreetoaiit Inanuiavianu by v.UfjT FARM MACHINE CO. Cellow9 Fal!3. V. II ' 1 - 4 k tvm- PATRONS' PAINT WORKS M A NUFACTURER8 OF Ingersoll's Liquitl Rubber Pamt. Cheap and ndestrnctible Paints for Barns and Outbnildings. Ten thouaaad Patrona of Huabandry and Farmera teatity they an' beal nnd oheapeat. Beautiful Sauple Color Carifa and Hook of natruotlon FBKE. Wrlte uh and aave moDey. Wc guerentee aattafaotioni O. W. IIMCERSOLL, Office 243 Plymouth St.. - - - - Brooklyn. New York. BUY MONTPELIER CRACKERS! THE BEST IN THE WORLD. MAKfJFACTUBED BY C.H. CROSS&SON MONTPELIER. VT. ' AL80 MAN I T FACTI II 1 S it S OF1 FINE CONFEGTIONERY. CapHal Represented, $300,000,000. We arc givino, I .ower Rates on Dwelling-house, Fnrnittircand Farm Property than ever !L'tore. given by Stock or Mutual G impanies. I'artics having policies in Mutual Companics can save money by obtaining policies through us. We have given Rates so Low on this kind of property that parties have acknowledged that the cost was ncarly one half what they hail been paying in Mutual Companics. We are always able to give you the Exact Cost and Not an Estimated Cost. Our Companies are thc Largest and Strongest in the World. Call, or write for cost. A. C. BROWN & SON, Fire, Life and Accident Insuraflce Apnts. () P PIO ES: Corner Main and State Streets, - - Montpelier, Vermont. Granite Block Barre, Vermont. Orders by Mail and Telegraph placcd at a moment's notice, Notos hy the Way. T'AltM lifd is fnvornlilo to ptrongtli of eharaoter, and ednoatlon stiii furtiicr itrengtbeni it. Tr rcnch thc hinlicst succcss thc farmer dbusI love the lote t delte in it, lrnni to ktinw it thorougblj, IT is too oftpn tho cnso tluit 11 ISjleOt man honsts ol liow naoji milei f road be baa hrrn ovcr in one day rnthcr thatl how uooil n roil hc linc tuadt. VlOttiAHOl bh to qualttf atnl purity of tlio crcimi is tho flret and an essenttal step townrd loecesa nnd proiit. Care lessness tbere makei faiiurp and loss certaltii ii rennel Is prepared at botne, yrcat caro should hn takcn in SeleOtlDg the vclls, tn bo suro that thcy nrc not dis casccl or liave not becotne taintcd in keeplng. Oats and poas arp rrroninic ndpd ns a solllng orop, cut when the peaaare wcll Qlled and hcforc the oats rlpen. Thla is a richcr food than foddcr-corn, SOd is rcady to cut earlier. TrtERB la no novelty in the ldea of maklDg butter from unripcncd crcani, as that praetlce bas long been in vogue to a large exteot in Denmark and to a llmlted cxlent in this cminlry. A POWL is not readv for niarket nntil all thc pin fealhera nrc retnoved. Many persons fail to receive thc hlgbeal pi lcea almply beeause they omtl the small de tails of the opi ration of pickinLT. Cats and youns obicks do not thrlve in the same yanl. The feline tiaturc gets tbe better of tbe best pussy, and your cliiekens will dlaappear. Keep the cats away from the leroptatlon. 1 1 is said that New York produces one-lialf the hcans grown in thi- COUn- try. They have oheap transportatton to all markets. New England raises lew beans, for the opposite reason. On many farms there is an enottnona wastc of labor hy puttitn; it wliere it does little or no uood, and sometimes it is a posltlve injury as in sumnicr fallowlng a light and rather raucky aoll, OniO has at last passeil an anti-olco-margarine law, whleh demanda that all Imitatlon butter sball be sold as such, thc purchaser belng made aware of the true oharacter of the artlole which he buys. ANALYSI8 of four samplcs of sour cream buttermilk ahowed the average presenoe of ,60percenl offat, whfle the aame test showed the preaence of only ,86 per cent in thc aweeUcream buttermilk. Tbere Is no place on eartb where there is so much "f downrlgbt, Inde pendent comforl and genuine pleasure for a family as 011 tl-.e farm. But thcy muet know where it lies and how to get hold of it . In proportlon to her population, Franoe approprlatea more tban fortv tlmea as much as the (Jnited Statea, and in proportion to herarca more than one hundred times as much, for ayri- cultural eduoation, Do not s;row rasphcrries nlons; the fencea, as it is difflcult to keep thc ground olear from noxioua weeds. It is belter to leave spnce for tlie cultiva lion of a boe crop between the bcrry bushes and tbe fcnce. The intereata of thecreamery and it patrona nre identlcal. No creamery can aucceed unless il adopta and insists upon such regulatlona as experience 1ms demonstrated to be reasonable and productlve of the best results. In feediiii,' your pis, do not forsjet thc oft-repeated injunction not to oive them all one kind of feed not a ! car- bonaceous nor all nitrogenous. ob serve a lue proportion alao between tbe bulky and ci'iidensed feciN. VKRMONT is cut off from a farm tn duatry, for which a large part of herter ritory is eapeciallv aulted, almply be cause of (Iol's. Witbotit an effective dmr law. no aniounl of larilT will niake aheep husbandry pay in our statc A nor atable is not wanted. It i not dillicult to huild a stable that will keep a lemperaturc of forly-tive to sixty-flve dejirees, wbich is found tbe most airrecablc and wbolesonie for cat tle. But it must be well vcntilatcd. WHAT are cattle kept for? Certuinly it is not, in tlie abatract, to breed Ibor-ougb-breda. The ultimate objeol is the pruduct. Bnt berd booka arc almply a reeord of breedlng, and have no bind inj; relation to merit or performanoe. The queatlon is not IIow long can cows be conflned in the stable and stiii makc good butlcrr, but s tbelr beahb as good as it would have bccn bad they been given more air and exerclse? And what will be tbe value of their calvea? I r is the dlgeatible dry matter in a food that determinea its value. Bclence bas given praetlce no aafer ormore use- ful conoluaion tban this: " Cattle foodj have DUtritlve value in proportion to the dlgeatible dry matter they contain." Ikstead of aimiog to grow cropa only when prices are blgh, it will be found safer and better in the long run to learu how to grow crops SUCOSSS fully every season, and tlicn liave a uearly unlform amouut for' sale every year. Hats will not only kill youttg obioka and CtUCklingS, but they will conipletelv destroy all in one night. A siugle rat in a broodcr bouse will not ouly kill every onc of the small cbicks but will also carry them away to souie bldiog' place. Mot i.HY ensi'.agc and rottcu euailuge is DOt good fodder for dairy cows, and, if so, wtiat aboul balf tnouldy and balf rotten ensllagef Ifouldy bran and mouldy or poorly barvested cottonseed meal is also responslble for much poor butter. DEALKRS nOW Qnd that when (gga are put Ui in lots of oue. do.cii in Miiali boxes or liaskets they present an attractive appearance, buyera preferrlng tbem and paying more for them, the auppoaitlon being that only fresh arc so ablpped. ( ) all tbe calamitics to Ibe OOW stable, that to be niost strcnuously avoided is the quack eow doctor, AJmosl every town has one, and the amouut of dam- age that they aggregate durlng tbe year would bc alarmlng if footed up in round numbcrs. TBE more glulen tlierc is iu wlieat tlie more nourishing it is cousidered, for glulen is a nitrogenous COmpOUUu that is Indlanensahle in thecompoeltlon of the muscle and other lissucs of thc animfll system. Thc hnrd wheats have tlie most gluten. BDVOATTOH' shOVld not and with our lohool days. It should go on througb out life, and tbe farmer should familiai M blmaelf With every branch of knowl edge. There is grcat pteaiun in thc Scqulaltlon of knowledge, also grcat proflt and powcr. v the farm there is no need to be rich, as thc world umb rstancls the term. The ri best pleasures of life aro wllhln reach without n weallb of money. Ilut in order to enjoy them we must CUltivatS our better natures, and our niinds. as well as our land. OUR eureel hopc in getting a cheap suppiv of nitrogen for ferttllslng pur jioses lies in f avorlng the condltlons for forming nitrogenous COfflpOUOdS in thc SOll, and in saving everything that con tains Dttrngen ns one of the ingre dlentl nmrdig the farm wastes. " In Great Brltaln thcy have an in dUStry not yet dovelopod hcre.anil tbal is, raising thc calves of thc dairy farmer. Calves are contracted for and takcn away when young. They are raised partly on milk nnd partly on apeciallV prepared feeds." says thc uairy rroridi THERE arc many aectiona in thc older Westcrn Stntes in which the stendy dc clinc in farm valucs has bccn going on for Jf( ars, beeause " farming dOOsn't pay." And sttll, tO buy farms in that same seclion one has to pay more per SCte tban in some of thc best town sbip of the Kast. It is better to pttoh tbe manure out of thc WindOW tban to have it fermenl Ing Under tbe cattle; but what is the objection to having a low shcd over it to prevcnt it from being leuehed by tbe atorma? That is what wc have always provlded a raintlgbt snmmer ahed; and so can any farmer. A writer in the Indiana Warmtr says: " I got tired of getting up at n.idnigbt todiivedogs tT ihc sbecp, nnd bullt a bouse for them. Every night the aheep are abut up. The doga come to the bouse: they wanl aheep Still. I.aw-niakcrs paralvze the aheep husbandry by llcenaing doga." The Dairu rKorfd i-1 Informed tbai Denmark haa organlzed a new sytcm of atate butter ahowa. Thc echeme in dudea a continuoua butter abuw at the expense of tbe statc. durlng cveral montha in each year, where frch snm ph s of butter will be received every fourteen days, tbe judge'a deciaion to be given on ibe bmtcr as received, nnd its conditlon at thc end of fourteen days. DtTOLEY MtLLER siys " it is hnrd to bc compelled tobear thetaunta ofthoae wbo nre cont inuallv tbrowing the 'aklm-mitk' oharacteriatica of the Holsteins into the owner'a facea." He does not deny thc fact, but claims that these Dutch cows give enough of thcir weak milk to beat thc Jeraeya and Guernseva on the final result. 15ut butter dalrymen are hard to convert to this idea. " Reoardikg the aubject from a practical point, ii la morally Impoasible for a man, ignorant of the lirst princi ples of natural philoaophy, to become a thrifty and progresaive farmer," says a writer. Wc think he can not have a very wide acqualntance among farmcrs, if he mcans a formal BCquaintance. I!ut thousnnds of practical men know facts which thcy would not be able to siate in tecbnical language, That profltable abeepfarming is not impoasible in N'cw Kuglaiid is hown by the experience of E. P. Bowdltch in Maasachusetta. Mr. Bowdltch has found ihn' a tlock of 650 abeep has paid him adiivct proiit of from twenty to twenty-tivc per cent on the money in veated, while he baa alwaya found tbat they have been of immense scrvice in reclaiming considerable tracta of worn oul land. Mr. Bowditch employs an experlenoed shepherd, A CORRE8PONDENT of thc New Yurk Examiner says: We once owned what we conaidered a very tine dog, and were very fond of him. Ile was one of thc qulet, peaceable stayat bome sort. wben wc retired at night be would bc lying on ihc doorstcp, and whcn wc aroae in thc morning be was there to greet ns. That he would kill a aheep, or even dreamed of it, never cutcred our heails. Yet that same in oocent dog was tbot at midnight while worrying a sbeep in a pen four milea diatant from bome. A CORM crop of forty bushels per SCre tak s oul of that aore in the grain, Coba and fodder about twenty pounds of pboaphorio aold, sixty pounds of pot ash and 130 pounds of niirogen. In a dresslng of 600 pounds of an average fertilizer an acre gets, in more or less avallatile conditiou, sevenlv-two pounds of pboapboric acld, ten pounds of pot aab and aixteen pounds of nitrogen. Whatever is lackiOg iu the fertilizer must hc supplied by the soil, and what ever is iu excess in the fertilizer re mains in the soil except, perbaps, the nitrogen. A oknti.kman said to a writer iu the Maint Farmev: " -lf youwant to keep your young men on thc farms, do not edueate them. As they become intelli- gcnt tbeyaurely leave thefarm. Obaer vation provea this to'betrue.' Now was he oorreot? Posalbly so, in a nieasure, under tbe aystema of educa tion and farm practices as thcy now exist. But when we get a good class of agrlcultural textbooka in out scbools, and thcir tendenclea are to teach a due regard for nalure in her work-shop, all this will be changed." Knowledge COUntS on the farm for as much as else whert but it must bc tbe rlght kind of knowledge, rightlv applied. 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