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PLAIN VIOLATION OF LAW.
Till: banks viiiir suspended gold
payments without mooting with
any .--orious criticism from the sub
sidized p.Idbttg newspapers, what is to
prevent th treasury from suspending
pihl payments for a time long enough
to con vinco all concerned that tho law
which says that the greenbacks shall Lo
redeemed in coin anil not in jroltl alone
Is a good one? It must le pcrfeetiy
clear even to tho Mastern contingent
tliat tho greenbacks cannot ami will
not be retired, says the Atlanta Consti
tution. It must Ik perfectly clear to
them. too. that the ailministrat ion can
not p) on selling b.ihds for pM ami
running the people deeper ami deeper
into debt. It must also be perfectly
clear that the hanks do not propose at
this day :.nd hour to eome to the relief
of the treasury an.l furnish gold for
export, ami for a very good reason
they have no puM t spare. Mr. Car
lisle's underlings, drawing on their
imaginations, have left it to he under
stood that mir slock nf available gold
amounts to about -'; u i.oi hi.imm . The
fact is that our only available stock of
gold is that which Is, doners to the trias
ury reserve, supplemented by Huh
amounts as the Rothschilds syndicate
can command from time to time. The
banks having suspended gold pay
ments, the stock they have on hand can
not he regarded as available except for
The purchase of government bonds or
for such premium as the syndicate can
afford to pay.
There must be an i ml to this busi
ness. There inut be an end to the treas
ury receivership. There must come a
day. and that shortly, when even the?
syndicate cannot afford m put up gold
lo be carted o!f. There mu-t bo an end
to the bond business. The people will
not tolerate it. Tin whole trouble prows
out of a plain violation of the law.
When the law is once carried out. we
shall no longer have tho ruinous dislo
cation of the currency that now exists.
The law says that the treasury notes
;iml greenbacks are payable, not in
gold. Inn in coin, which is either gold
or silver. That is the law. and it is
only necessary to carry out the law to
stop 'he drain of gold and restore our
currency system to what it was when
ji-ople wore receiving fair prices for
the products of their labor, ray out
silver as well as gold, coin the silver
bullion in the treasury ami use the
.-t-ip.i iorago. and lie -re will neither he
a drain on the gold reserve nor a deficit
Stiortsine of tlo'el.
Tho reat and necessary -nwiiir
tfife anmnir the trold staihlard coun
tries to obtain and retain a sutiicient !
amount of p!d for actual needs has
caused it lo advance iu value when
measured by any of the l. adin- prod
ucts of human industry. It has stool
nt par only when measured by itdf,
says F. II. Flanders, i" the Chicago
Fveniu- Fress. As phl advances in
value, all those i-önunodities measured
by it have an appearance of declininp
and until a remedy is adopted to stop
this increase no permanent Improve
ment In the stability of prices ean be.
iepended upon. It is unnatural and
humiliating to think that this preat na
tion should bo impelled to pay speiai
laiers' prices for .'.(mmh of pd.l to
ropl-nish "nr treasury while we have
in silver available to take the place of
1h:s iold icarly ten times as much, to
say nothing of tho many rich hut un
IVimetallisni would br'n- our silver
into use as redemption money, which
would be the measure of valmr while
pild was deelinin-. loth pdd and sil
ver would soon reach a common level
,tnd remain without material fluctua
tions. If gold was temporarily driven
out of circulation, if necessary wo could
semi abroad for it as wo do now, but
there is no reason why such disappear
ance should cause financial disorder,
as the greater amount or silver will
l ike its pl.ic. Antiker point: Why
should London make the price of our
silver? We will make our own price
at the ratio of 1", to 1. If by so doing
iiii'y one mine owner is benefited, con
gratulate him. If it adds to the wealth
of loi) or l.ooo of our people, so much j
tho better. For my part. I believe that
the rotnonetiziitioii of silver at t!io ear
liest possible moment will benefit every
community and every industry.
Unworthy Our Nation.
The spectacle of tile treasury waiting
upon tho plea sun? of the syndicate
bankers to know what they intend to
do for Iho replenishment of tho gold re
serve is too humiliating to be regarded
with patience. Such a spectacle, to bo
plain about it, is unworthy of our na
tion. No country In the world has larger
linaiolal resources than Iho Fnlted
States possesses. Our Government
ought to enjoy tho very highest credit.
It should be and with proper handling
It undoubtedly would be aide to rais
ftsiy amount of money that it might re
tjuiro. Rene-inhering what h: has done
in the past. I 'nolo Sam may well rub hi:;
eyes to see whether he is awake when
ho sfs the treasury officials soliciting
the kindly intervention of a syndicate
for the preservation of the national
What It Mentis.
Free coinage of silver means profit in
fanning. Profit iu farming moans In
to.hm in values. Increase in valth-s
means new homos, prosperous villag-s
and thriving cities. Increase of farm
products means increase of national
wealth, h bif.ia fur manufacturers'
money to redeem railroads from tie;
Lnglish pawnbrokers and fair divi
dends for stockholders. It means work
for idle men and a reduction in the num
ber of tramps. It means less crim .
less ivcTty and less tax:. tioii. It
means a restoration of agriculture, the
foundation of commerce and manufactures.
Shylock had a little ram.
His eliet-k was tough as brass;
And every time the bankers winked,
This ram was sure to pis.
He went to school to "Coin" uae day,
And acted like a fool :
It made the piple laugh and cheer.
To see this rain iu "School."
The teacher thrashed him the tirst day,
And still lc charged about,
And hunted like a little rulf.
Till the tea her turned him out.
Iii .lid.Ue diddle.
Ham y did riddle
The Lastern goldbug's too!.
The people did laugh
To -co such sport
At Coin's Financial School.
Little i;o!dl.iu Herr lost his he; d.
And didn't know where he was a? ;
Let him alone, what over he said.
lie was "talking through his hat."
Silver Sentiment Developing.
There is a very strong silver sonti
liient aniens the Republicans of Michi
gan. Illinois. Kansas and such other
Western States as I have been in. say.5
W. .1. F.ryan. I think that the lipht lia.i
not proresM'd as fur in the Uepublican
iis iu the Ieinocratie party, but 1 look
for a rapid development of silver senti
ment after Congress meets. If tho sil
ver Republicans will orpin io as thor
nuphly as tho silver Democrats aiv
oranizinv; tliey will bo proiared to d
much bettor work in ls:;. Wo have
a nat many &iler Iteub!icans i::
Itas No lTe for (loll!.
Mexico has pven up for the pres'-nt
tryimr to keep hvv silver coin on a pari
ty with pdil. it therefore has the sin
pV silver standard and. has no use for
jrold except in dealings with foreign
eoiiniries. All reports, however. mii-
cate that at no time iu the history of
that country has it enjoyed such p ner
al prosperity. Home manufactures are
increasing and wealth is I eins accum
ulated. The deposits of th batiks of
th.e City of Mexico have increased in
the last ten years from a Utile over :-7,-Wi.,ooo
The smartest criminals a'v generally
as stupid as they are smart, and sooner
or later meet their reward. A clover
capture v, as recently made by Paris de
tectives. Walking in the Rue St. Mar
tin, their attention was attracted by a
man pushing a large packing-case o:i a
hand-cart. The man seemed to be talk
ing to himself, and though this is not
an unusual eccentricity, they thought
it worth while to listen.
'Ion't be afraid, old fellow, I will
take the shortest eut," lie was hear-1 to
In the Reekie Rcidy he deposited Use
packing-ease'ia a warehouse belon-iny
to one M. Ro'ttx. The directives cot:
coaled themselves there. About mid
night they saw a man emerge from the
case, and with :i set of tools begin lo
demolish tho safe lock. Eventually ho
opened the safe, took the gold ami sil
ver it contained, and retired to his
The detective-.! quietly awaited the
return of his confederate. In the morn
ing he appeared, and was arrested
without noise outside t lie warehouse.
Then placing the case on a hand-cart,
the detectives dragged it to tin? oliice
of the police commissary.
"Is it yoitV Inijuirod the mau iu the j
"Yes. don't be uneasy. I will take tic;
shortest cut." replied a detective.
The astonishment of the robber was
great win ti he was released from the
case in the presence of a police com
missioner. Ants Are Hrotherly.
A naturalist who has studied the
. J ...J.. 11. . ...
":1s" :,n,s I,,u,m uuu ,,im U1 1,1,1,1
f,,,'1 frhmdship and pity for suffering.
and bo tells it thus: "One day. watch
ing ;i small column of those ants, I
placed a small stone on one of them to
secure it. The next that approached,
as soon as it discovered its situation,
ran backward in an agitated manner
and soon communicated the intelligoii'v
to the others. They rushed to the res
cue. Some bit at the stone and tried
to move it. Others seized the prisoner
by tho legs and tugged wiih such force
that I thought tho logs would bo pulled
off, but they persevered until they got
the captive free. I next covered one
up with :i piee of clay, leaving only the
ends of its antennae projecting. It was
soon discovered by its fellows, who set
to work imediaUly ami by biting off
pieces of the day soon liberated it.
Tho excitement and ardor with which
they carried on their unflagging exer
tions for the rescue of their comrade
could not have been greater if they had
been human beings."
The word supercilious comes from Iho
Latin word signifying the eyebrow.
Tho habit of lifting tho eyebrows in
scorn suggested the present .significa
tion. Riches do not half so much exhilarate
us with their possession as they tor
ment us with their loss.
111- housekeeper is by no moans
tlie hotno-maker. tlmtmli she may i
manage successfullv to combine j
the two vocations. A woman wi'h seme
old-fashioned ideas says that in worn-
an s sphere in lite there is iioiiui: ui.u
can transcend the majesty of liome
makim: .... . 1...
There is no need to recall the thott-j what hideous teeth! The other side
sand details that are blended in tho j of this picture is a much more agreeable
sum total of homo-makinp llousekeep- j one, and we must nproe that a heattti
Jiii: is rotative to hoine-niakinp and j ful set of even, white n-eth is of in
there are a thousand details under thta i finite charm. Mauv and inanv an
heail. It is in housekeeping where we
yrasp at majesty in the least thin;;s, i redeemed by a mouth full of brilliant
and never rise above the footstool of J white teeth,
the throne of the home-maker. What :
obstacles intervene between us and the j ,' e Hiisinews Woinav.
.hrone to coiwimully prevent our wear-j A ,Ilvss business women
in- tho crown and wieldini; the sceptre? presented at a private dreis session of
We e-cape our royal heritap' wlien we j : recenr woman's council has a skirt
dace ton Ii-ht a value upon self-.sniTi- j o1' f:ishionab!e cur. with The approved
iuv-wheii w, offer up ourselves upon j number of -ores in the back, a simple
tho altar of false economy, when we ox- j esr with a breast pockid, ami a ctit
ciianp' nerve force for material results away cat wiih a French back. The
that are in no wise its equivalent. Per- J oo.it contains seven pock-ss. The ilress
Iiaps you know a v.-oman who last week skirt, whidi is of t'no usual waikin--rasped
at tho majesty of currart jelly. ' len.irtii. has two: the skirt is so arranged
She has a se.olf full of the carmi'i-vtint-; that :t can ipiii-kly be adjusted for a
et! fruit syrup pur up in irlasst slued rainy-day dress witho'it chan-iu its
down witii paper and white of ;uid ; "h ru.u" or making the ti-ure look either
ail labeled. She worked quite hard over : awkward or unusual, lty sticii adjiist
ir and it made her pretty cro-s. ;;ml her j r"iit she hands are left free, and one
husband mentally measured up physi- j does imr have to strupsle with sevos-al
cal results alon with saccharine re- '. li:im!tuls of dress, umbrella and pack
suits, and the former weighed tho most j ases.
bv a poil deal, i'erl'.aps you know a I
woman who -rasps at the mijestv of j T'owtin- fr the Kadics.
dusting and scourinu' ami dre.tsaiakinp ! ,u' llr'lt :Ui'1 ,h hmpior of the sum.
ami-well, vou can toll bv loolin-at her j nier a iv -one. and with the crispness of
whether siie lifted her occupations to i v.'inter tho youn- and healthy blood is
her level or descended to the level ,,f j enihctied. With this feelin- always
t'.H-m. Yoti can tell by the thou-!:! j 4 '-n, ,n" pi-omptin-s for enjoyment.
waves that surmam! her. whether she I l'hysieal as well as social. Alter the
-overns lhe home or whether the lions.. enervaun- summer the muscles seem
pivorns her; whether she keeps the ' ri'.v nUt r,il" freedom and play. A
house for the sake of laakiu- .-: Imme; woman has muscles, and she can le
for her subjecis. or whether she keeps youii- and heaP.hy, ami of late yi';iM
house for the p.eiit'.iors ami as a mat- she lias diseovereil this ami s-r-" has
ter of p!:i i:i-at jMe;-ed.ni-e. Wo made acted accordingly. Imwlin- b:?s fiir
a irreat stride in reacliiiii: for real tii.tj- j to become woman's favorite p!:i". says
ovy when we abob.-lied a best room j t ho Ciii.-a-o 'hvonicle. I Miriiii; lm ;ast
that was kept ilosed for company, and ! season the alleys wore used e:;e.i;iv;iv
NEW SPORT FOR THE NEW WOMAN.
when the company rake that was too
good for the family was abolished. Wo
have yet to learn how to preserve nerve
force and tho importance of impersonal
thought as an ozone generator for home
atmosphere. I hoard a woman the other
day bewail tho fact that her house
maid of all work wiped up the Moor
with the dish cloth and made muilins
when she ordered biscuit, and the prob
lem of home-making looked to mo as
though it was hopeless as far as solu
tion was concerned. If a cyclone had
swept away the roof she could have
put very little more regret in her wail.
i rasping at majesty in such things as
tloor-cloths and biscuit demonstrates in
stillioicut regal emalilu-ations for a home
pieen. -Philadelphia Times.
Dresden ribbons are seen on every
thing: large hats, toipies. muslin and
gauze dresses, wherever it is possible
to place a bow they are lo be found.
They have tho clear, bright tlower de
signs familiar on Dresden porcelain,
the violet or rose ribbons on while or
pale grounds being most popular.
These ribbons are most offi-ctive as
trimming" of plain fabrics, ecru, while
or light solid colors, rather than when
an attempt is made to match the flow
ered design of tho dress. Short taffeta
ribbons are also stylish trimmings for
summer gowns of light fabrics.
"Take one tooth away from fair
Helen's mouth." says an old auihor,
"and there had never been a siege of
Troy and the divine Iliad had never
been written." It is impossible to con
ceive of beauty in a woman without a
set of regular, white, well-shaped
tooth, ami it is true that with every
other feature of iho classic mold wiih
beautiful eyes, well-formed lips, a hkin
of roses ami lilies, a magnificent head
of brown or golden tresses, tho shoul
ders and bust of a Hobo and Iho limbs
of a Diana a woman stands or falls
ly tho beauty or defects of her teeth.
You may admire all her other feature.'-.
yoti may ilwell on her trace of contour
and revel in the delicate lines of a
gnudess-liko form, let the pretty mouth
open to disclose discolored, misshapen
and. above all. decayed teeth, and all
your admiration is forgotten. Tho
mental exclamation is alwavs the same
otherwise commonplace face has boon
in the afternoon by the once frail sex
As a ruh the ladies repair to ;he alley:;
about l':."o. and by .". o'clock the play is
fairly started. After -1 is luncheon,
with light talk and laughter. Again
the playing is resumed, and the ladies
leave in time to appear home at the
dinner table. In some cases the women
go to tho alloys with thoii- husbands
and brothers and have formed no clubs
exclusively for themselves. This is thi:
case with the woman folk of tho mem
hers of tho tJornianla Club. To ihb
club belongs the credit of introducing
bowling among the Chicago women.
Years ago, long before tho gam - evef
promised to bo a "fad." the ladies o"
(lermania had acquired skill in upturn
ing tho pins. At one time they had ;
club composed of somv of the best
know'i ladies in the city.
Ftdess your fireplace is already fur
nish"d with liredogs, fenders and all
the belongings of well-regulated lire
places, seek to find what you want in
stoics where they sell such lirej lace
paraphernalia as was made when the
fireplace was an important featuto of
. the household. Itrass liredogs, shovel.
tongs, bellows ami coal scuttle make a
picture of truly magnitieent beauty
when they are kept bright by day ami
are Hashed upon by the Hamos at night.
The old fashioned trivet, too that lit
tie three-legged repository of dished
that were to be kept warm-may be
found and adds to tho juaintness of tie
Why Women Ircssr.
It is often said that women dress for
oilier women ami not for men. Imt don't
joii believe it. Not one woman in a
hundred would care a belt ribbon
whether she had a silk or calico gown,
or whether it was made with log o'
mutton or skin tight sleeves. If there
was no man, assuredly or prospectively,
in tho landscape to look with admiring
eyes upon her as she wore it.
THE FARM AND HOME.
MATTERS OF INTEREST TO FARM
ER AND HOUSEWIFE.
Cheap Wheat la Valuable as Hay Feed
Iiow to Take Cure of Calves-Irri-gating
Side-Hill Land Good Food
for Poultry liat Cream.
Wheat Worth S1 Cents Hog Feed.
H. F. K. Luddeii, North Dakota,
writes: On the tirst day of .Tauuary,
lV.H. I had thirty-six hogs weighing on
an average 1Ö4 pounds; lifteen of then
wore bred sows. During the year, says
the Agriculturalist, I fed th-m 4.:rj
bushels of wheat. For four months
they ran on a pasture consisting" of rye
and barley, and during which time they
had a small feed of soaked wheat. All
the grain fed was carefully weighed.
In September I sohl ü.r.n.i pounds at
four and a half cents, ö.ooo pounds in
November at three and a half cents,
and the remainder in .January, iv.".. at
three cents. I received for the thitty
six hogs and their increase Si.no. j-:.
From .';.m::uy, 1MH, to January. KCl,
these hogs cost me S"J -!'.. I ö. I received
for the wheat S'.'IÖ'i.ps; deducting the
cost of grinding, the wheat yielded me
CS cents per bushel. If the price for
hogs had hei ii maintained, tho Novem
ber sales would have been four and a
half cents and the closing sale four
cents. In that case the wheat would
have had a value of eighty -six c.'-nts per
bushel. Tho (tuest ion docs k nay tu
raise hogs on wheat seems lo an
swered by this experiment, extending
over twelve months.
Care of the Calves.
I should like to teil dis -ourageJ farm
ers what I did wiih two of those 'Jou
poitnd cows, writes one to the Coun
try (Jentleman. They were sold out ;
a dairy herd because they were not
supposed to be wortli keeping over
winter. The second spring afier, six
weeks before dropping calves, the pur
chaser began feeding the cows better.
When the calves were dropped, he fed
them miik right from the cow four
weeks; it did not hurt them. Then gave
sweet skimmed milk, crilcake and oat
meal, with good pasture and feed till
they were two years old. They calved,
being milked. om- ton. the other cloven
months a year for throe years. Milk,
tested at institute, went f , and .Mm.
nnd tho dins-tor said their mother must
ho extra good. Farmers try to raise
cows for $ej.: these are worth and
cannot be hough: for that.
SolcJiil! Irr? jgatiiiJC.
My farm is nearly ail on a sidehill.
with a slope of about one f-t in hite.-n.
Our ditch runs diagonally through my
jdaeo, leaving about seventy acres nu
tlet' water. My delivery Icadgate is
Just halfway from either end of the
seventy acres, says a writer in tho
Agriculturist, and J run my laterals on
a contour line east ami west from the
main lateral, which runs straight down
the hill. The laterals ate about tön
feet apart, and ru:i on a grade of al nut
one foot to a thousand feet. Then, to
distribute the water over the land. I
put in dams about every L'im feet, and
cut tho lateral about every lifteen fct.
It requires much more steady work for
the man to irrigate on a sidehill, but
there is no danger of a crop being killed
by Hooding, or by standing water. My
experience with alfalfa on a sidehMl is
thai it Is far bettor than on level ground
in ;ka; it is outlier and matures quicker.
I ".fleet of flcod Food.
E.gs from hens that are fed largely
on slops and vefr-se are not as good for
cookit'g purposes as thos? which are
laid by hens having a liberal ration of
corn or wheat, and of tho two. corn
makes the richest egg;;, says the
ifonosoe Farmer, a-; it adds to tho fat
contents and give:; the contents of the
shell a consistency that makes it espe
cially valuable for baking and kindred
uses. A meat rat ten also adds to the
value of the eggs, and it i because
ducks are such ravenous hunters o
frogs and the many insects on land and
water that their eggs are preferred to
all others by bakers an 1 confectioners.
Guinea eggs are specially rich in this
quality, ami are better for baking and
making Icing than those of almost any
other fowl. The production of good
eggs is a comparatively new Idea, and
it has not been discussed half as much
ns its merits deserve that it should be.
l'at Cream in Winter.
Churn in the fall and eat the cream
In winter, wriK s Mrs. L. .J. 1. Langley,
of New York, to the Agriculturist.
"Cannot afford it V No one has a better
right to a good living than the fanner
and h!s family, r.or has anyone better
facilities. There are four persons in
our family. Last fall 1 had the milk
of one fresh cow and two strippers to
take care of. I could pack enough but
ter in one week to last four. Fse
sweet, new jars or put down in rolls,
nnd cover with brine. Set In a cool,
dry place where no foul air will reach
(t. Continue packing until enough to
last until spring is put down. The boy
who gets cream is more likely to stick
to the farm than tho one given skimmed
milk. The fanner's wife is not obliged
to churn all day. Try the experiment,
Rnd I am sure you will lind it a suc
cess." The objection to this plan is that
the winter dairying is the most profit
able for tho;e who make butter for mar
ket. Keeping of Winter Sqiinslie.
The keeping of winter squashes re
quires careful management. They
should be thoroughly ripened before
taken from tlu vines, and the phell
should be hard and well glazed over,
fiat her them before they are nipped by
frost. If left on the vines until thoy
nre chilled enough to change color, they
will not keep well. (lather them on a
fitinny day, to be sure that they are per
fectly dry. Handle carefully. If In
tended for winter use, they must not
be bruised, or tho stem broken, as tn
slightest injury will increase tho lia
bility to decay. Discard all the soft
shelled or unripe ones. M noli depends
on keeping them from moisture. Damp
ness and an uneven temperature aro
fatal to g,,o,l keeping. If kept in a
warm, damp cellar, they will soon ror.
The best plan is to place them on a sl.-df
or on the lloor in a frot-pioof garret.
If stored in heaps, the under ones will
send our the m.iture. ami cause tho
whole lot to rot iii a short time. M. IS.
Keep Stock On" Newly Seeded Land.
When the established pas; are :tells
during fail present a burned appear
ance, it takes omsiderahlo will power
to resist the temptation to turn s tools
on to the newly .-ceded holds in which
the youiig clover and timothy present
an inviting appearance, but the pas
turing oi'f of th:s now grow th close to
the gnat:.. I will cause the whole plant
to perish if drouth prevails. The pas
turing on" of this line top growth should
bo avoided, as it is just this mat that
is roipiife.l to protect the roots during
the severe cold winter, and when
fr"Z:u solid this growth of leaves and
s;aiks pressed close jo the ground pre
vents the daily spring thawing and
freezing, such as would bo the case
wore this covering pastured off. This
top growth is not lost, but as the spring
growth progresses, it decays, and la
.billed it the l"er;i!i;v of the land.
Wlicy :ml ltu t term i lk.
Handling whey and butieniiilk is a
problem at butter and choose factories.
At the Lawrence factory for making
fancy cheese, a pipe is laid from
the factory to the top of a hill
a bo. tu tif'.v feet higher than tin
factory and ö.üü feet away. On the
summit are commodious ami well-coii-sirueted
hogpens, with rooms for the
attendants. The pons are comfortably
arranged an 1 easily kept clean, and in
winter are warmed by steam heat. To
this plaee ali the v.-hey and buttermilk
is fofeed !y a .steam pump, and a main
from the viilag.- waterworks furnishes
unlimited supplies of pure, fresh water
for drinking, washing, reo. The hogs
are bred on the plaee. and two crops
of : o.'i hogs each are r.'.i-"d and mar
keted annually. Agriculturist.
To Ifoot Ciittintr-.
There is a simple process of rooting
cuttings which is by far the most con
venient for amateurs, called the saucer
j sydem. says tho I'kUadeiphia Lodger.
Tnis consists m tilling piates or saucers
with said, inserting the cuttings clos
together a: inch or s apani, giving
water, so the sand pvts into a scmi-
liouid stat.. then oho-o.l 5a a sc.nnv win-
J dow of the dwelling-house or on the
stage of iho green h .ii-e. entirely ex
posed to iho sun and n-. ver shaded. All
that is f 'wilier required is .hat tho sand
must bo kept in th" condition of mud
until the cuttings an rooted, which will
be in from ten t twenty da vs. aceord-
I bag to iho temperature or state of out
I tings. Jroat care must be taken that
they never g dry. -r the whole opera
tion will fail. This is a safe method of
fooling cuttings, ami one that during
hot weather ij preferable to others.
Ciop for Green Maniirins.
Several times I have tried plowing In
buckwheat. It i another fraud. It
sourstholaml so nothing will gmwaftor
it for years ami not even then until
something is put on to correct the acid
ity of the buckwheat. Have plowed Pi
rye and th 'tight it paid to do so. Have
four acres of eowpoas uow in field an t
two acres of s'ja beans, in my opin
ion they are not worthy the Northen
farmers attention. I should rather
try sowed com fo? a crop to plow
under (or even bit tor woed. which is
sure to grow, and e."sts less for söol
and To plant. Tho reversible Syracuse
sulky plow will put anything under
bo ir rye, buckwheat, wv-Vis or corn.
First-etas Iairy Stoc'i.
The mo.-t sabiM- farm animal to-miy
is a first-class dairy cow. says the Maim.
1'arno'r. We often wonder why more
farmers back on the hlTy. r--ugh pasture
farms do not make a business of rais
ing heifers of good milking strains to
supply milkmen in the milk producing
coutiv ios. Lot the milch cow pass tho
first two years of her life on cheap
land, and rot try to pay Interest on cost
ly land until ehe gives milk. Last
year we told of a Massachusetts farm
er who takes hi heifers by rail to
cheap pastures in Maine every spring,
wintering them on grain-hay ami oil
and cottonseed meals.
Wet tho redder When Tut in Silo.
Mr. W. 1 r.oal!.-;. Martinsville. Va..
says: "When the season has been dry,
and the corn for silo is without mois
ture, we dampen it down by sprinkling
it well with water as we pack it. With
our arrangement of tho cuttU-g ma
chine in the barn on the floor above
the silo, wo ean food from the cutter
direct to the silo. A man is In the silo
to pack It as It comes, and to wet it
well at about every twenty Inches
packed. We have dene this for the
past four years .and never saw belter
silage or had cows do better."
Value of Ground It ye.
One of the great virtues of rye as a
food for hogs is that it is a grain ios
sessing more of the elements of growth,
rather than fattening properties, and
the people now demand a bacon liog.
The day of large, fat hogs is over, and
there is a call for lighter and better de
veloped pig of alout pounds
For land too dry for alfalfa. Japan
clover has leen found a good substitute,
and in the South and Southwest It is
grown to some extent for hay and fod
der. It Is good for pasturage and
make good hay if cut early, befor th$
stem becomes woody.
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