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E. E. Ewii g, Proprietor. VOL. VII!. RISING SUN. CECIL COUNTY, Ml).. FRIDAY, NOVEMBER <. LSS.. NO. (. BISSELL CHILLED PLOW! Our purpose in presenting this Plow to farmers is to call attention to the fact that we offer to the buyer an improved and perfect Chilled Plow, the Best and Cheapest on the market. The Hoosier Grain and Fertilizer Drill! “It has given good satisfaction as a fertil izer, also as a grain and seeder drill. It drills oats and grass seed with the same reg ularity and accuracy that it does wheat. “D. BAKER.” “The Hoosier Drill is a com plete success and is in demamt. We are not afraid of any drill. It is a very easy running Drill. “T. \V. WILLIAMS.” Improued Willoby Grain and Fertilizer Drill! We have handled this Drill for 5 years with entire satisfaction. The WILLOBY IMBUOYED runs as light as any drill in use- CORN SHELLERS, HAY & STRAW CUTTERS, power or hand. TWIN HARROWS, CULTIVATORS FOR PREPARING GROUND FOR SEEDING. PLOW CASTINGS for SOUTH BEND DIAMOND IRON and ROWLAND CHILLED PLOWS, two-iiorse WAGONS of our own make. Repairing of Farm Machinery a peciaty. Parts kept on hand for all ma chinery sold by us. J. C. BIRD SONS, Rising Sun. - - - Md JAMES BARNES, AT WAREHOUSE, Rising Sun Station, Offers the highest rates for HAY, GRAIN, &0., and has for sale COAL of the Best quality at the bottom prices. Fertilizers of Establishea Reputation, such as Cope’s, Waring’s, Eureka, Pork & Co’s and The Planet brand Bone and phosphate. Dr. Geo. B. Raub, DENTIST, 54 Franklin Street, Near Charles, Baltimore, Md. Office Lays:—Tuesday, Wednesday, Fri day and Saturday Woodberry Brandi Office. Roland Avenue and Fourth Street. Office Days:—Monday and Thursday. sept 18-tf jQR. S. W. MORRISON, M. D. oculist. Office with G. S. Dare, M. P, the third Tuesday of every month between the hours of lu:8u, A. M.and 4. P. M. Attention given only to diseases of the ey.a and defect of sight. out 23-2 m [Entered at the Post Office in Rising Sun, Md., as Second-Class Matter.] fm IlraiMS® Msnbrail and * % JOB PRINTING OFFICE, msmGr SUKT. MD. 1 r „ , A Town and Country Paper* devoted to Ihc interests of Cecil and adjoin ing counties. Agriculture being the great leading interest of this section of country, all other pursuits and industries are almost wholly dependent upon it. Every improvement which increases the Crops of the farm increases the earnings of all other pursuits and callings. The Midland’s primary object is to point out the avenues to increased re turns from every source of industry, believing that a general prosperity is the only medium to the public virtue and permanent basis of wealth, the strength of the State, the shield of Liberty, the true promoter of Temperance, Morality anil Intelligence. While we publish all that transpires of Local Interest to our readers, we are careful also to furnish the best Agricaltural, Literary and Domestic De partments for their entertainment and instruction. In order to extend the Subscription List of The Midland Journal, and thereby increase its usefuless, we offer as a premium to subscribers For $1.25 The Midland Journal and American Farmer, published at Fort Wayne, Ind.. for One Year. The Subscription in all cases must be Paid in Advauce. We ask the friends of progress to lend us their aid in extending the cir culation of the Midland, and especially appeal to the Temperance Ele ment of the country to aid in stemming the tide of intemperance and forfti fying our homes against the great devastator of health, wealth and good mor als, by fixing its bounds by practical prohibitory laws. We solicit Job Work in all ordinary Commercial Lines : POSTERS, SALE BILLS, CIRCULARS, BUSINESS CARDS, BILL HEADS, LETTER HEADS, PROGRAHUES, ENVELOPES, sire., sxc. and Guarantee neatness in execution and moderate prices. Orders by mail attended to promptly. LFserSend for Samples and Prices.“®a** yuaq £m puuo; q i||A f jo/ ■ paoi iw vnn3 oq.ti atoqi jo nui aq) no pus nuapanS M Bj •HJ M I *!iqn<3 jo afiouojjsd oq* oi|AM| f *voiqin ***** A Aiau •'aqio jo oojoao pus *qwnDy pjuq fl .qn„ X(aa pujq|q. W IrwiHo., WWHSW Vtnqj.,, nJifl andri*'.’! J JMnpojjn, uaio iui jo jo Mod jjti m "'WwvvMn •1 onjijxaiv f n, panojsq o, <l, V# 4^*4 •"11“ Ift inwJuapjii ®1 nJhl'Miit I •q>o oT^n..A >• AaoDa® r ■ l* qaiq ,q (muww ,| pMg !■ ||y 'lid 'v. -V® . ■d* oqM in'oi i.m , him 'iuuq pro* . . 'O n " ,W1 Xwiqt J I|mm on f-KK [ J' Yy* oqi. u r— p October Meeting of The Cecil Farmers’ Club. Tne club held its regular monthly i meeting on Wednesday. 28th nlt. at Mr. S. R. Carson’s. The club was well attend by members and several invited guest helped to swell the meeting to about 20 persons. At 10:30 a. m. the club wa9 called to order, and in the absence of the president, H. 11. Duyckinck, Mr. Ad. am R. Magraw was called to the chair. To the question in the Order of Business, “Are there any experi ments to report, Mr. W. W. Moore said he had experimented with S. C. rock and dissolved bone, drilled in for corn and found 20 bushels per acre in favor of the bone. Mr. Jon. W. McCullough report ed similar results from a like experi ment. Mr. Wm. R. Coolv reported his wheat crop 16J bushels per acre, but could not account for so small a re turn, the appearance of the glowing crop indicating a much larger yield. Mr. Wilson obtained good results from S. C- rock. Mr. Enoch McCullough stated that he discovered that his wheat crop had sustained considerable damage from some insect which had cut off the heads of wheat while in its grow ing state and it was the belief of a majority ot the club that the damage had been caused by the array worm. Mr. Carson made an exhibit of potatoes which were indeed, as the ladies phrase a new dress, “splendid!” The samples comprised the “Garfield - * •‘State of Maine” and “Blue Victors” For culinary purposes he prefered the two former. The rule with the club is that the host for the day shall we have pre pared and read an essay for the edi fication. of the club. In compliance with this rule Mr. Carson read an essay on the comparative merits of large and small barns. The essay took grounds against expensive barns and other out buildings. Contending that large barns, while an expensive luxury, not commensurate with that spirit of economy which it was advis able, if not absolutely necessary, to inculcate in rural life, were not eco nomical as conveniences, incurred unnecessary risks in case of fire, and were harbors for yermin. A barn which included in one building bar racks for hay and grain, stabling for stock, tool house for storing farm machinery, a granary or bins for threshed grain, corn cribs, etc. was entirely too much under one roof. It were better to have several and sep aratc building for their individual 1 purposes. The granary and corn houss should be made rat proof and • built away from all other structures ' (Mr. C. has a building of this kind, ‘ supported on posts of solid granite) 1 A 810.00 pig pen was enough (Mr. C. 1 has a SIO,OO sty) and a cedar tree * made the best lien house. Barracks 1 for storing bay built out in the hay * fields were preferable to one large s barn on the score of economy in con- € struction, and also in the saving of f time in housing the crop. Three or 1 four barus scatttered about the place reduced the risk from accidental fires. ' One fire could never, in that case, n involve stock, crops, and farm imple- ° ments in one general ruin. The subject was well handled and One Dollar per Annum in Advance. the essay in many points was stro.ig and convincing iu its conclusion-'. Mr. Duyokinck, differed with tlie ; essay in the matter of one barn. ! Thought the barn siiouldjiot necessa i lily be a jumbo but sufficiently com ! modious to comfortably and econom ically afford shelter to crops, stock &c. In the matter of a pig pen he thought $lO. would hardly house pig gy witli proper comfort. -Mr. McCullough was favorably im pressed with the ground the essay took and thought a half dozen barns, for many good reasons, would be pre ferable to one very large structure. Mr. Stephen Magraw, favored a large, comfortable barn, and believed the main reason why the barns ofour (ladies were comparatively small was in consequence of their crops being small. The size of barns was meas ured by the crop. A majority of the members favor ed large barns, being willing to take the risk and incur the expense of housing all under one roof,believing, after the cost of building, that the economy in time, convenience and comfort which the large baro insured for the future, would more than out weigh all advantages claimed by the small and plurity of bam advocates. Before the members assembled, in the parlor the host had adorned the large mirror over the mantle with a fringe of mammontb ears of corn, both white and yellow, representat ives, of the bounteous crop, good farming and liberal fertilizing had produced. The barn discussion and other matters having been exhausted the members of the club and visitors were invited out to view the barn and other out buildings, stock, lawn and garden, etc. The visitors found, in piace of several small barns at stated distances apart, one large com modious, building with a new straw house attachment, and a warm shelt ered yard closed in on nil sides ex cept the south, where stock could ex ercise out of reach of the storm and piercing winds, affording, also ample space to place all the manure under cover, with a running stream ot wat er which kept a large troujdi always full. This good fortune, however, was in a measure thrust n the present proprietor, the greater part of the structure having been erected before experi ence dictated that a plurality of barns etc., would be preferable. A number of fine Jersey cows and heifers, and a registered Jersey Bull, with full points sunned their sleek fawn-colored coats in the drowsy Indian sum mer rays. A comfortable baud of Birkshirespromenaded their enclosed yard, which brought before the ment al vision strings of sausages in link ed aweetness long drawn out. In the vegetable garden the scattered remains of an abundant tomato crop lay cumberers of the ground. Long rows of thrifty strawberry and rasp berry plants, told of those luscious summer lnxuries, smothered in gold en Jersey cream, when old Sol is shedding his brightest rays convert ing every shady nook into a paradise, After viewing the fine stock, con yiently arranged farm buildings and neatly kept farm yard, the handsome green swarded lawn with its stately trees, the company were inyited to (continued on eighth page )