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VERMONT WATCHMAN & STATE JOtJRNAL, WEDXESDAY, 8EPTEMBER i), 1891.
f arm anb (tautn.
Adrireii all Inqulrle. or eoinniunlcatlona IB relatlon
to cigrlcuUuro t.) 1R. T. II. IMntli Newport, VI.
Edltorlal Nntintr-.
BXAHOBOWnfQ is increasing in Ver
mont, and beans are found, on the
whole, a pajrlng crop, except in very
unfavorablc seasons. The ITnmesteml
gives some iulvice on the subject, ns
follows: " After the beans are ripe
thcy sliotild be allowed to stand until
the podl are quite dry. l'ull them up
by the rooU when moist witb the dew,
aud press tho roots together in the
haod. Set these handfuls on their
tops in windows to dry. When sulli
ciently cured lay them on scaffolds or
around branched stakes with ttie roots
pointing in and the tops dowu. Here
they should gtt dry enough for thresh
ing. Whetl thrcshed the beans should
be cleaned from the chaff in a fanning
mill and tpread on a smooth, airy 11 jor
to dry. Turn them from tinie to tirac
until they are perfcctly cured. If put
in barrels before this they will heat and
nio'd. If thisplan is carefully followed,
both tlic straw and the beans will be
clcnr and brtgbt."
QOVERNED by our own cxperivncc,
wc should modify this aivice consider
ably. In years back we li.ive followed
the plan of drying the bjaus by rcvtrs
ing the handsful in windrows on the
rldgei. (The Rometttad niispriuts it
" wiudows.") But the recent wet sea
sons have not beeu favorable to thal
way, especially when we have had a
dozen or more acres of l2ans to attend
to. Nor do we want to wait until all
the pods are quite dry before pulllog.
Decidedly the better way is to stack
the beans at once, setting two stakes a
foot apart and layiug some strips of
board crossed on the ground betwecn
them. When the leaves are all or
nearly all yellow, begin to pull, putting
the roots of the handsful alternately
between the stakes first one way and
then the other, drawiug the stakes
together aud tying with wool twine at
the top when full,and toppinj the stack
with a large handful, tied and re
versed. In this way, if the work is
carefully done, the beans dry perfectly,
witbout any loss by shelllug or mold
ing, even if there is a good deal of wet
weather, aud also when some are
stacked pretty green, liut if pulled
too green the beans shnuk in weight,
aud the color is irnp.iired.
Tiik old way, with branched stack-iug-poles,
is a good one, but no better
thau the smallur stacks above describcd,
White they are not so eaiily handled
afterwards. In these sinail stacks they
cau be left safcly all winter if desired;
but a better way is to get them in as
soon as they are well dried. We have
a large shed, the loft of which has
windows at each eud and an open
rloor made of four-iueh boards with
iuch spaces. This she.l f.ices the west,
and in fair weather, by opening the loft
windows aud setting wide the big doors
below, we get a strong upward diaft
through the beans, which dries them
out perfectly, so th.it when the clear,
frostv days come it is mere play to
tbresh them out; aud they come white,
plump aud clean, ueeding very little
handpicklng, iudeed; in a deceutly fair
seasou, noue at all.
Tiik best stakes for these stacks are
made of youug cedars about three
inches through at the butt aud six feet
long, set a foot deep with au irou bar.
These, the boards at the bottoru, and
even the strings will last quite a uuru
ber of seasons, if taken care of. If
you want to save the strings, tie with a
bow-knot. We are just now (August
28) putting in stack about six acres of
spleudid Improved yellow-eyes that we
feel sure will thiesh out close to thirty
bushels to the acre.
In the matter of handling beans
after threshing, if they have been prop
erly stackeil and well dried, iu tield and
loft, before threshing, there is no dan
ger of their molding, even in barrels;
but we prefer to handle tbe 03 iu bags,
which keep them safely, even after
such wet seasons as 1889 und 1890.
llut we shall have no more diying
them on the rows, for a long raiu after
pulliog will stain and rot a large per
ceutage of the beans when so left. By
our present way we can begiu eailier
and get through sooner, and have a
perfect crop even in the worst season,
plantiug only carly sorts, like the Yel-low-eye,
or the " Hoss " l'ea-heun.
raised to protect Now England agricul
ture against that of our sister states."
The Jiepnblkan had better read up on
the agricultural statistics of New Eng
land a little, before talking about " get
ting our far.ning done in the West."
.Sonie of our hlll farms have been de
serted, but very few have been aban
doned to grow up to wood which in
some cases is a wise thing to do witb
rough land that nevtr ought to have
bocn cleared. New England farming
as a whole was never more productive
than now. llailroads have harmed us
by slimulating Westcrn competition,
and our horue roads have not done as
thcy ought in secing that we have equal
accominodation in reaching the home
markets. Hut it would not takea large,
though it is a most important change,
to put XewEugland farming on a more
prospcrous basis than ever. The Wcit
is consuming more and moreof its own
produce cvery year, and not getling it
much more chciply, all things cou
lldered, than the East. AVe are learQ
ing to f.irm better, to co-operate, to pro
duce more at smnller cost and in more
markelnble shape, and it is grossly ab
BUrd t'i Ihink New England farming in
any more danger from the West than
Europran farming. This cIobc compe
tition, which is teaching us to farm bet
ter, and to haug together in defence of
our rights on all sides, really tends to
strcngthcn the farming interests of all
the Atlantic states. The Republican
knows a good deal about a good many
things; but about the farming of its own
section it is as ignorant as an average
cockney about " H imerica."
OKall theblankuousensii ever printed
coinmend us to the following, from tlie
Springjttld Btpublioaiu ''It is Bome
what inulancholy to see these country
dlttriott of New England, for which
our falhers fought so hanl against the
suow and the wolves and the Indians,
becoming again deterted, and appar
ently ahandoncd once more to tl.e for
csts aiul the wild beasts. Until simjily
means railroads. If we can live casier
aud faro better by getting our farming
done in the West, it iB bo much the bet
ter. The country will 011 up again only
too boou, and we may tbauk our Btars
and BtripeB, whatever political party
we beloug to, that no tariff wall cau be
Mr. Nkwton of Stowe gives us
some gool thoughts and hopeful en
couragement about the cducational in
terests of our Vermont farmers. Head
what he says, inwardly retlcct upon it,
and consHer how you ought to act,
dear reader, on a matter as importaut
to-day as was the just setilemcut of
Vcrmout's territorial rights in the last
century. Vermont showed that she
had not lost her breed of nob'.e bloods
in the civil war; bu' thsre are mw vic
tories of peace as needful to be achieved
at home, and as important for the fu
ture of our people, as anytbing that has
preceded it. Without cducalion a
good, souud practical business educa
tion, suited to the uature of her indus
tries Vermont is in great danger of
being left behind unless her people
quickly rouse up to a full conception
of her'needs. Vermont has suffered
much from emigration, but she has suf
fered more from the belief of too m i ny
of her 8ons and daughters that she is a
good state toemigrate from. We have
ourself found it agood state to emigrate
to, and all we wish in the matter is that
more of our people should feel as wc
do about it, and be in earnest in mak
ing Vermont all she should be, and can
easily be,now and hereafter. There is
not a better spot to live and be happy
in on the footstool than Venn nt.
Why should her people lag behiud in
theuseofsuch noble ojiportuui'ies as
they possesb?
Ediicnllnn---AgrlriiHiiraI aud
Otherwlse.
nv J. W. NKWTON.
The aricultural editor wisbea to
know what I think "of the likelihood
of the farmers of Vermont taking hold
and straightening out their cducational
wrongs at the next state election."
There are sevcral encouraging features
in the mitter. To begin with, in 1800
the farmers did not have their ftttentlon
especially called to the matter until
after the elections, or, at lcast, until af
ter the nominations, which in many
cases amouuts to an election. Nol
withstanding this and the persistetH
lobbying of their opponents, a change
of only four votcs would have given
the farmers the victory. And when we
considcr that in 1888 there was scarcely
any interest taken in the matter, it
does look as though the farmers mighl
make themselves feltin '!(2. The press
of the state was, witb the exception of
the papers puhlished in Burlington, in
favor of the proposed reform.
In many towns there ii a Farmers'
League, and it is not too much to cx
pect that this will nnke itself felt in
the next election. The prosperity of
the Grange is aootber hopeful sign.
In fact, I wish the outlook for common
school improvemeut looked as hopeful
as tiiat of agricultural-college improvc
ment. We deprecale the rush to the
cities, and yet otTer every loducsmaDt
for people to go to the cities. Suppose
a man thinks of moving into Vermont,
and does not know wliether togoiul)
a lown or on to a farm. Ile has chil
dreo to cducate, and he asks about the
schools. Ile liods that if he goes to a
large town, he can Rend them to a
graded school nlne mouths in a year,
and they can live at home. When they
get out ol the comruon school thev can
go righl into the high school, liviug at
home. and incurrin no extin em mi. I
But if the farmer wishes to send his
cbil lren to a high school, he must get
a place for them near the school, hire
them boarded or oblain a room aud
they must bjard themselves. He must
pay tuition and have the children away
from home and out from under his care.
Farmers are so used to this sort of
thing that probably not one in a liun
dred thinks there should be or even can
be any difl'erent arraugement.
While it must be admitted that a
great many of our farmers are' con
tented.y iudifferent, as a class, to this
great, and everywhere else burning
question of cducation," yet here and
there are men and womeu wakiug up
to the cducational needs of the state.
1 ani not sure but that change and re
forrn must come through the iuflueuce
of the wives and mothers and sisters.
I think that the Orange is doing more
for educalion in the state than many
people imagine. One thing is ccrtain,
the farmers are making a big stir in
many of the states, and in a few mouths
we shall know more about the great
farmers' movement as a power in poli
tics. But when you come right dowu
to it, things are never right in this
world and will not be until a mightier
than any buman band sets things to
rights. Iluman history is a sad, dark
story, but 1 belhvc there is more of
real humau comtortand lack of toil, prl
vation and want bere on the farms of
New England than in any other part
of the world. But these comforlable
hoiues were won from the wilderuess
by hardship aud Buffenng, and vigilance
is nceded to guard them from the evils
of ign rance aud the grasping sellish
ness of man.
Tiik Hanover murder is a fearfu! les
son to New England farmers to be
more careful aa to whom they admit
into their homes, iu the capacity of
farm belp. We hope the lesson will
sink deep into every tuind. As to
Almy bhnielf, it is well saiJ that be
" killed au inuocent girl, killed her with
out provocation, and for no cause save
that she was so far his superior that he
cou'd not drag her down to his level,
and determined to put her out of ex
istence. This is the spirit of the iu
carnate cvil. It hates the good bccause
it is good. It destroys honor, truth aud
virtue whenever they cau be found.
No sympathy should be given to such
a man." No let no more such crimes
be made possible ou New England
farms by the carelessnesB of their oc
cupanUi Tiik Muine Farmer well says: " There
is altogether too much hobby-teaching
in our public Bchools. Wc shall do well
when we break from some of the old
liues, aud send our scholars to school to
be taught helpful leBsons. There is au
urgent call for reorganizalion of the
whole system of iustruction in accord
ance with the needs of to-day, and uot
after the cold forms of yesterday. This
necessitates the introductiou of practi
cal lines of iustruction, and then will
insure men and women oapable l doing
the work of to-day in the best possible
mauner."
An exchange says: " President Ilar
rison in one brief eentcnce pretented
the scieuce of sound finauee during his
speech at Albany, and his positiou will
be heartily eudorsed by members of all
political parties iu the East. Said he:
' I believe that every dollar, wbether
papar or coin, iasued or stamped by the
general governiuent, should always and
everywhere be as good as auy other
dollar.'" This is true and well lald;
ltut does not auy dollar gnaranteed by
the American uation come within the
president's category? It seems to us
that prudence might require a Btricter
statemeut. There ia Bueh a thing aB
being too foud of epigrarn.
Wk all have had more or less trouble
in keeplng seed potatoes iu house cel
lars. A wiiter in the Stockman und
Farmer says: " We have kept them
perfecth until plantiug tiroe thfsspring
in the following manner: They were
kept in the barn uuill cold weather.
Elght iuches of siraw was then Bpread
ou the ground in a diy pocitiou, the
potntoei placed on top of tbis, A cov
eril g of ilrce luihes of straw and ten
iucbes of boII was BufHuieut until the
Diercury reached the zero point, wheu
ten ii c lea o( tra.v a id ome coro-foJ-der
woiD pluCed over ibe Boii. This
Coveriug was all lefl ou until planting
time. woeii tlie potatoes were taken out
Wilbout a aprout upon them."
MR, A. ,S. ftJLLKU, agricultural edi
tor of ihe New York Sun, flnds that the
folloalng ireatrueut detert the uabbage
worm. Two quaits of coul tur are pui
int i open c-.:e il, which is iet iu the
hottom of a barrel, and the banel i
(illed with water, ln furty eighl bourt
the water is Impregnated with ihe odor
of the tar, altbougb lar is not dinsolved
in it. Tlie water is then ipriukled
abundantly on tlie oabbagea, aud ih
odor pen tratet every poriiou of ll c
head, kllling or driving awuy thi
woriua. As the vMiter evaporte, iio
iiaiu or odor remain ou the oabbagu,
The, Kime qii ntiiy of i-oal lar can bu
made to iiupiegnate leveral iuccestivt
barrels of waler.
bbcrtiscmcnts
wsm
Tiik best way to gain and hold the
coutideuce of your horges is to feed
them well. Slarve them, aud they will
have uo confldence in you.
A FACT !
We sell to the consumer just as low as ary
small dealcr In the country can huy same
goods, guaranteelng each and every pleco per
fect In every respect and the latest produc
tions of skilled mechanlcs In the U. S. We
quote a fcw prlces to convlnce skeptlcs. All
goods guaranteed full lcngth 0 yd. rolls.
Pretty patterns at 2'vC. roll, or Ec. double roll.
Handsome Gllt Papers, ..... Bc. roll.
Beautlful Embossed Oold Papers, . 6c. roll.
Borders, 3,4,6 or 9 Inches wlde, tc. ayard
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On recelpt of Postal Card, with mldrets
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ples of these goods and prlces, or on recelpt
of 10c. In stamps, to pay postage, we will send
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F. H. CADY,
30,1 Illiih HlrM,
l'UOVIIIKN'CE, It. I.
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ry stulu Tcrrltury of lliu t'niuautuU'ii.
bbcrtiscmtnts.
Dyspepsia
Kew iieople liavo siiffcrod moro severely
from oyaptpila tbah Mr. K. A. McMahnn, a
WtU kOOWn prooi r of Rtaimton, Va. Hc says:
" Bcforo 1RTB I was In cjcrHlcnt henlth, welgli
Ing over 200 ionnils. In that year an atllMnt
daftloped Into aente dyspepsia, and soon I
was rrdnrcd to IM iounds, tttteflD humliiK
tensntlotlS In tlic stomach,
palpitatlotl of tlie lioart,
nansea, nnd Indlgestlon.
I coulil not slrep, lost all
lieart In niy work, had fdsof inolancliolia, and
for days at a tUttfl I WOUld liavo wplcomod
death. i beeanifl morose, suiion and Irrltabtei
and for elght years life was a burden. 1 trled
nany phystet&ni and many remedles. Onc day
a workman employpd ly BM snggested that
Intense
I t a k o
had
w I f c of
Suffering
II ood ' s
rllla, as
rnrcd Ids
i y s p o p-
8 Years
sla. I did so, nnd btfON taking tlie wliole of
a liottlc I liogan to (Ml llkc a new man. The
tarrlHa patni to whleh i had been rabjeoted,
rcascd, the pelpttatlon of th6 haart itibtldtd,
my itoniaeh beoante casior, nautea dliap
pc.ired, and my cntiro systcm liegan to
toncup. With returning
ItNngth camc activlty of
mlnd and body. Itcfore
tlie flftli bOttlO was taken
I had regalned niy former Welfht and natiirat
oondltlon, l am today wall nnd i ascribo it
to taking itood's Banapanibu"
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Cllppod niid CoiulcnNcd.
CiKNTLE bulls and ntallions will
iilways bear watchinir.
Tiik stock of liides in this country is
ten per ccntgrcater than onc year ago.
WlTHHOLD your judamcnt on the
heifer'R Hhility to pive niilk until ftfter
-he hBs dropjied her second calf.
WHAT does it cost you to raiee a horse
lo three years old? Does it coH nny
more to raisc adraft colt than a rondster?
It is stated that the butter made in
creamerii'8 contains on an avernge only
from eiuhty to eighty-flvc per cent of
butter fats.
Tiik farmer very often finds that Ihe
summer vacation for the repident of the
city is a summer imposition on himsclf
and his f.imily.
REPORT8 from Kansas iudicate that
the farmers are quite generally holding
their wheat. selliiiK only enough to sup
ply their inimcdiate wants.
WRXM a horse gets excited or scared
is just the time when it is very import
atlt for the driver to keep his tcmper
and use good judgment in haudling
ium.
LARD, with a little keroscne in il,
appliad about three timcs, at Intervals
of a week. will rid the hoas of lice.
IUtb it into the hair along the back
from eara to tail.
A wom ax should not go bcyond her
Itrengtb, and it is not only sell'nhness
on the part of the biHband ihat prompts
hln to laVe) motiey instead of biring
lnlp, but it is false cconomy.
Tiik question as to whether animals
shall be kept for spccial or general
uses is largely lo be determined by
conditlons, ai lcealitv, natnral produc
tion, markets, and various other things.
BKAB in mind that your ducklings
iire Voraolout, but as they grow rapidly
tnd reach the market in half the time
required for cbieks, they do not cost
any more per pound to produce than do
ublcki.
PAPKR money has so many advan
lages that its continued use is certain;
but the more stable and sound the basis
ii which it rests the better. Our na
liou cannot afford to make any reckless
cxperimeut.
As ducks rarely have an ea'.abllihed
uest, but usually lay wherever they
chance to be, they should be conflned
to a shed or small enclosure until eight
or nine o'clock in the forenoon, that
tlie eggs may be found.
" OVER 3,000 interested Cana
dian people luve visited their agricul
lural collcge at Guelph, the present
-ummer, on cxcursions. Hadu't Maiue
better wake up?" asks the Maine
Furmtr. Vermont, too!
In England, mauures applied to the
Joil by the tenant have to be paid for if
iic leaves before they are exhausted.
Tne English farm papers frequently
contaiu rcports of legjl actions brought
10 determine the value of manures.
It is a well established fact that but
ter mells at ninety to ninety-two de
,'rees: oleomargarine requires from one
nunarea to one nunared and twenty
legiees of heat to melt it, and tbere
lore oleomargarine is almost indigesti
ble in the bum.in stomach.
IiEMEMBERING that this i an agricult
ural country, it is a somewhat strange
uircumstance that we last year imported
lor food purposes more than five times
as tn iny sheep as we exported for the
.-anie purpose, the importations liaviug
icached 830,153 head, against exiiorts
of barely 60,047 head.
Tiik really meritorious varieties of
tboroughbrea heas are Plymouth Rocks,
ijigbt Brahmas and Ijegborns. They
are the three great staple breeds of the
I'ancier and farmer. They are valua
ble in themselves, and imniess their
superiority upon tbe common run of
lowls wlien crossed with them.
A comi'utation by the American
Agriculturist piaces the corn crop of
1891 2,000,000,000 busbels; tbe wheat
crop, 600,000,000 bushels aud oata (i-J-J.-0(10,1100
hunlifls. This agtrregate crop
p y,l-J-2,000,000 bushels is 28 8 per cent
greater than last year'a, and 14 7 per
i-eut biglier than the average for the
eleven preceding years.
Wk can't say tbat wc long for the
days of ' Auld Laug Syne,' or ihe re
turn if the plnning-wntel, but we do
believe tbat il they were more geuerai
in the la m-honns of America, and the
good old-faabi uied woolen yarn made
for stocklnga, Ihat there would be hsi
cause for some of the diseaaei arisintt
from bavlng cold feet," sajs the Stock
man nnd Fariner.
Ax old Maasacbusetts law of the
seventeeuih ceutury says: "If auy
dogge shall kill auy iheepe, the owner
hall tither hange hU dogge forthwith
r pay double damage for ye iheepe.
If ye dogge bath been Been to course
ir bite any hheepe before, uot being
sette on, and his owner had nolice
Ibereof, then be shall both bauge his
dogge aud pay for ye sheepe."
Tiik trouble of robblng always ariscs
at tbe close of the honey season. Take
precautioni in this matter aml do not
leiive honey c.trelessly lying around.
l)o not have blvel open or eraeks and
ciev 0' 8 iu tbeturplu lloriei. The bees
always liud such, and uotblng of the
kind escapes their nolice. Robblng is
often startid by thc aspirant's removal
Of turplui honey abuut the close of the
season.
Tiik ntlk at the Stowe (Vt.) creamerv
is teated by the Beimling method. It
lakei twenty to tweniy-six pouuds of
milk to inake a pound of butler. A re
ward has beeu offered lo the dairy
bringing the btst milk for thc season.
Loat year it took on an average
twctity-tive pouuds of milk lo make a
pound of butter, and this year it takes
o ily tweuty-'hree and oue-half pouuds
to make a pound.
It a young farmer of intelllgence
puts his niind as well as euergies Into
Ids busiuesH, seeks lo gather knowledge
from reliable sources, mprOV6 his
leisure moiiK'ntB in reading the best
agriculturul journuls, Btudies to forniu
lnte a system f ully adaptcd to his en
viroutuents, there will be uo trouble
but he can make it protitahle. Under
these conditions it will alsobe pleasa' t,
and in all respects be thoroughly cn
jnyed. The busiuess of farming is just
what we make it. Maine Farmer.
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