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Jos. Collingwood & Co.,
Calls particular attention to his large
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For Miners, Prospectors, Farmers, Teamsters, Families, and Indeed
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CHAS. SAPP, Proprietor,
WBy strictly attending to business I hope to merit a continuation of th liberal
patronage wnich I have received in the paat, and am confident of giring sat
isfaction to all gentlemen who may favor ma with their patronage.
Elegant Club and Reading Room
Best Brands Liquors s
Mininu and Mini Companr,
Purchase Lead Bullion. Highest Price Paid for GOLD,
SILVER and Lead Ores. "
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How Sweden's Princess Was Won.
A pnpe who seemed of low deprree.
Am! bore the name of Knut, wa be;
The hit,rh-boru Princess Hilgu, siio.
And that the youth hnd feired her long,
Itnintc (juUrk at errand-, skilled In sono-.
To Jest with him sue thought no wrou(f.
And so It ehanoed one Summer day.
At chesg, to while the tini awnv.
The page and Princess sat ai:ay.
At lensrth she said, "To tor naught
Is only sport to labor brought,
tk) let a wajfer irucrdou thuujjht."
"My diamond necklace," then she cried,
"I'll match RrnMi4t thy greatest pridj.
The brand he.d pendant at thy side."
"But tboiiKh my father's a-host be wroth,
I'll riak the wrupon, nothing loth, .r
Agaiust thy love and virgin troth."
"Thy words, bold youth, shall work thee 111:
T!iou canst not win against my siiiiL,
Uut 1 can punish at my wiil."
'Bepin the (rame: that hilt so flue
B all never more kis hand of tliine.
Nor thou again be page of mine."
From square to square the Bishops crept.
The attile Kniphts eccentric leapt.
The Castles onward stately swept.
Pawns fell in combat one by one:
KniRbts, Kooks, and Bishops could not shun
Their late before that game was done.
"Check!" cried the Princes", all elate;
"Check !" cried the pagr, and scalf-d the fata
Of her beleagured King- with "mate 1"
The Princess smiled and said: "I lose.
Nor can I well to pay refuse
From my possessions pick and choose.
"Or diamonds bripht, or chests of trold.
Or strings of pearls of worth untold.
These may be thine to have and bold.
"Any or all of such be thine;
But, save he springs from royal line.
No husband ever can be mine."
"Nor Jewels rich, nor land in fee,
Fteeds, robes, nor castles pleasure me;
Thy love and troth bemiue," said he.
"Nor shalt thou lack of state and pride.
When seated crowned thy lord twside,
A Knut, the King of Denmark's bride!"
Ring marriage bells from snn to sun.
And tell the gossips as they run.
How Sweden's Princess has been won.
It i on tho 29th of October, 1859,
that I was feturniug.to England, having
taken the steamer at Dublin for Holy
head. Business bad taken me to Ire
land I am a jeweler and it had ' been
necessary for mo to visit a branch of my
own firm iff Dublin.- I was bringing
buck certain valuable jewels which . re
quired resetting diamonds pf great val
ue, and some otHfer things, of less 1m-..
portance, but still valuable.
I carried the jewels which I have al
ready mentioned in a small black hand
bag, and so Long-aa I knew that it was
safe I was free from cre." Arriving at
Holyhead, I took my seat in an empty
Itrst-crass railway carriage. 7 Just as tho
train was moving off, however a gen
tleman suddenly got in. He h.t down
nearly opposite to me, so 1 had a good
opportunity of observing his appear
ance.' I noticed that he was young, ap
parently not more than four-amUtwen-ty,
that he had a broad black band
round his hat, and that on his faco' were
traces of recent sorrow, almost, in fact,
of agitation. He seemed relieved at
having -anght the train; and being,
like myself,' quite disinclined for con
versation, our journey proceeded in
My bag lay beside me and quite un
der my eyes. 1 w as tired after my cros
sing, and fell into a sort of doze. On
waking 1 instantly glanced at my bag.
There it lay, quite safe. My compani
on, however, had moved his" scat. We
stoppil at Chester, and here I thought
I would get out and walk about a liule,
as we had ten minutes to wait. I took
my bag and got out. On my return to
the train there was my companion ap
parently asleep. I got into the carriage
without disturbing him,, and we con
tinued on our jourrjey. At Crewe, our
next stopping-place, he got out, and did
not come back. I was very tired now,
and fell into a sound sleep, with my
hand holding the handle of my black
bag. I did not wake until I reached
London; then getting into tho lirst.han
sorn I saw, and still carrying my pre
cious bag, of which I was heartily tird,
I drove home. On my arrival, with a
method which I suppose is habitual to
a man in my trade, I instantly went to
the safe in which I kept valuable jewels,
unlocked it, and depositing the bag on
the table, I opeucd it.. Imagine my
dismay at finding that, instead of my
diamonds, it contained only some rusty
bits of iron, and wooden debris. My bag
was gone; this other bag had been clev
erly substituted for it, so cleverly, in
deed, that even the weight, as well as
the appearance had been judged.
"I put the affair into the hands of the
police, giving them exactly every par
ticular as I have written it. The bag
was lost.
A year after the events narrated in the
last chapter I was again travelingon the
line which takes passengers to Holy
head. It was in the beginning of Octo
ber, as well as I remember.
I traveled firct-class, my usual custom
when I have a long journey before me.
DuriQg the year not a sign had been
nvcn of my missing bag or the jewels,
but I had not really despaired yet of re
covering it and them, for 1 had a certain
unaccountable feeling about the whole
thing; that there was some mystery
about it I felt sure.
Regularly every Wednesday in every
week I had called at Scotland yard, and
always had the same answer: '-Nothing
yet. sir." The reward I had offered
was sufficient to insure a certain inter
est, and the police, I firmly believe,
were as keen in the matter as I could
On this October morning in 18C0, I
traveled with a lady who was in deep
mourning. The day was chilly, and
she wore several wraps; but getting
warm in the carriage, she presently
threw aside a fur cloak she was wear
ing, and my eye was instantly attracted
by a handsome brooch she had on, in
which was a portrait.
Without appearing to do so, and with
a sudden feeling of interest and curiosity
for which I cannot account, I managed
to get a nearer view of the portrait. It
was the face of the young man who had
traveled with me the year before when
I lost my bag. I was'so certain of this
that I resolved not to continue my jour
ney until I had acquainted ' the police
with this tact.
The train stopped at Crewe, the place
where I remembered the young man left
the train on our up-journey the previous
year. Here the lady alighted 1 did al
so. A carriage awaited her at the sta
tion I secured a fly, and directing the
driver to follow the carriage, I discov
ered where the lady drove to. Her own
bouse, evidently. She appeared to be
in excellent position, and to be wealthy.
I was not deterred by this discovery,
for I felt I could not be mistaken about
a face, which thongh I had certainly no
ticed it only in a casual way at the
time, had nevertheless been stamped up
on my mind, and connected in such a
manner with the loss to me of several
thousand pounds.
I went to the police station, told them
what I had seen, and what my suspi
cions were. They listened attentively to
what I said, and told me that I must be
mistaken; that the lady in question
was well known, the widow of an officer
who had died just after coming into a
large property in the country. She had
two sons. One had been in the navy,
and had lost his life in the wreck of the
Royal Charter about a year previously.
The other was expected home every day,
and had been away almost ever since
the end of last October.
It was impossible, they said, to make
inquiries in such a direction. Ill-satisfied
an4 disappointed, I found myself
compelled to leave matters as t hey were;
but on my return to London I wrote to
the head of the police once more, and 1
reiterated my convictions so forcibly
that he evidently was impressed by what
I said. Tho result of my letter came,
after a brief acknowledgment from the
inspector, in the visit of a gentleman
four days afterward.
nr. . .. . .
I was standing in my shop; it was a
dull morning in November, and the vis
itor who came in spoke first to my as
sistant, who referred him to me, and
then in a moment I recognized my fellow-passenger.
Not wishing to maki
everything quite public, I let the way tt
the inner room I reserved to myself, and
handed the gentleman a chair. He was'
too excited to sit down, but began his
story at once. '" . .
. -You Yemember the day I traveled
with jrou from Holyhead, sir." said he.
"Perfectly," I replied. "I have' too
good reason to remember it." .
"So. have I. I had been on the An
glesea coast all the night before, search
ing for sonie relic, perhaps the body, oi
drowned brother. I had only twenty
four hours, and was obliged to hurry
back, with only a few bits of wood and
iron gathered from the wreckage which
strewed the beach; these I put into a
small black bag."
"A black bag" said I; "had you a
.black bag?" .
B- "Listen," said the gentleman.. - "1
saw that yon had one, and I remarked
that it was like mine so much so that
at Chester, where you got out and I did
not, yoa may remember you took my
bag with you Instead of your own. I
felt sure you were coming'back, for you
had left your coat and umbrella in the
carriage, so I did not follow you." '
"Yes," said I, getting excited, "but
that does not account "
"Wait a moment," said the gentle
man. "I know perfectly well what you
would say; 'it does not account for "my
not advertising your bag, or making
some sort of a sign all this time' quite
so; you will understand presently how
it happened."
I sat down and begged him to do the
same. .
"When I got out at Crewe, I took as
I supposed, my bag. When I reached
homo I found that my poor mother,
whom I had left in the most utter grief
and prostration at my brother's death,
had not rallied at all. I told our doc
tor, who was there, that my search for
any personal relic of my brother had
been fruitless, but that I "had a few bits
of iron and wood from the wreck."
"The doctor advised me to say noth
ing to her about it; not to tell her even
that I had these sad relics. I put the
bag just as it was into a cupboard in my
own room, and locked it up. That very
day I had to leave England. I had a
business engagement which took me to
Australia. If I broke the engagement
it would have involved my mother in
considerable pecuniary loss. She knew
I had to go, and as she did not urge me
to stay, and as my sister and her hus
band were with her, and could take care
of her, I left the house that very day and
journeyed back north to Liverpool", just
in time to catch my steamer, bound for
"I only returned yesterday morning.
The first thing I heard aftergreeting my
mother was, 'Where is the bag you
brought with you from Moelfra?'
" 'In my room,' I said..
' 'Get it for me,' said she.
"Without another word, though I
wondered how she had heard of it, I
went to my room, uulocked the cupboard
found the bag just as I bad left it, and
took it down stairs.
"I was just going to open it, when, to
my still further surprise, my mother said
'Are you quite sure that this is your
bag. Arthur?'
"I looked at her in astonishment.
'Well, mother,' 1 said, 'I am as sure as
a human being can be of anything."
" 'Did you open it after you came
home, dear?" I thought for a moment,
and then said, 'No I am certain I did
not. I could not bear it.'
'Then said my mother, 'be pre
pared for a surprise. I think that you
will find that you have some one else's
"I did not answer, for I was trying to
unlock the bag. 'It is very odd, I said,
my key won't open it.'
"My mother rang the ?bell, and in
walked the inspector." Here my visit
or ceased speaking, and walking hastily
to the shop door, he beckoned to some
person seated in a hansom cab close by.
It was my friend the Inspector of Police
at Crewe. He continued the story. But
first he placed on the tnble my "black
bag." "There, sir," said he." "is youi
bag you were quite right this gentle
man took it by mistake. That morning
when Mrs. Banks sent for me I found
the bag unopened. I forced the lock and
found your name inside the bag. The
contents are intact, as you will see."
I opened my safe, and before I would
allow them to open my bag, I took his
from the shelf, and placing it beside my
own, we all three yrcw that m size, make,
indeed in weight, they exactly resem
bled each other.
Although I felt that I had really made
the discovery myself, I cheerfully paid"
the inspector the cheque he deserved for
the clever and prompt manner in which
he must have conveyed my suspicion
a decidedlv awkward one to Mrs.
Strange but Common Faot3,
That an occasional meal away from
one's own house, and at another's table,
relishes better thau any at home.
That people should ask to be deliver
ed from "sudden death" and never pray
to be spared a lingering die-by-iuches
That when men cea'e to believe in the
Divine, or thin'i they c!o. they begin to
bow down before smncli:i:.g human or
Th.it .x us a n will trav-.-l miles, agoniz
ing nt every strp from a bit of gravel or
an obtrusive peg in his shoo bofore he
will stop and take it out.
That a man never knows what a
weak, fickle and uncertain master he
has in himself until he is t liberty to
govern his own life and do as he
That when a poet or a philosopher
dies a dozen men and women try to kite
tail themselves to his name and write
themselves into fame by telling all they
know about him.
That so many people forget the weath
er they experienced lastyear.and declare
they "never saw such a summer as this
before.. No, never!" What, never! No.
That histories written fifty years ago
assert how the people of that time were
living "at the apex of knowledge and
enlightenment," which remark is some
times repeated to-day.
" That when a philosopher or scientist
puts forth some new idea, all the wool
gathering, the guesses, and the maun
derings afterward by him about, around
and concerning that idea or truth, or
semi-truth as the case may be, are often;
by his admirers, regarded as most im
portant and sacred words.
' Making Adobes.
Recently we drove down to see them
making adobes, says a correspondent of
the Philadelphia Times. They make an
"acequai" by drawing the waterthrough
a ditch from the creek to where the
adobes are to be made. This water,
clay and chopped bay form the adobe
material. The -workers presented a
picturesque appearance, the red hand
kerchiefs bound abonttjtheir foreheads
contrasting Vith their bronzed skins,
glittering eyes and tlarkn hair. They
wore gray-colored shirts and pants that
might have been white at the embarka
tion of Noah's ark. They were rolled
high above the knees. Two of the men
stotid J? nee-d eep i n t hjsjmu duw ith w h ich
they loaded an oblong' liue' trotting
with it to a man on the hill above.' who
molded tho bricks. He had a hollow
rectangular frame, three inehe3 in depth
and divided in the center. Placing this
on the ground he filled it with ""mud
from the litter, smoothed the mud even
at the top, and raising the litter left two
bricks on the ground, while the two
men trotted back and again .loaded the
litter. After these adobes dry on the
top they are turned sideways to harden
in the sun. At night they are carefully
covered with tarpaulin, in case of rain,
which destroys them if it falls before
they are hardened. The Mexicans, in
building their houses, hollow out a
place in front of the building, where the
"acequai" is formed to make tho adobe,
and when the house is lluished use this
hollow for debris.
Counseling Eis Prieads.
Political aspirants have odd wavs
sometimes of fishing for a nomination,
but there is one way that has become
decidedly common -'urged by friends
to save the party, etc." This "reminds
me of a story of "an old farmer of Erie
County, now dead, but at one time one
of the strongest of Republicans. He
had been honored with petty offices in
his own section, hut had a longing de
sire to figure as a county officer. Ac
cordingly one day he approached one of
the leaders of the" party, and after a lit
tle introductory talk about the crops
and the weather, the conversation soon
drifted to the subject of politics. This
gave the old man his chance, and soon
he remarked:
"Do you know, Mr. , my friends
have all been urging me for several
years to. run for Sheriff. They say I
ought to do it in the interest of the par
ty, but I don't know. Now, I'm get
ting to be rather an old man, but "' I
"Of course, you don't want to run?"
interrupted the other, with a decided
twinkle in his eye.
"Well, now, I don't know. You see
my friends have been urging me so
much that I thought perhaps "
"Well, that isnvt right," again inter
rupted the party leader. "I'll just go
and see your friends and tell them
they've got to put a stop to that."
Buffalo News.
A Strange Phenomenon.
Mackerel fishermen ' returning from
the eastern coast describe a strange
phenomenon which they do not pretend
to explain. They say that beginning at
a point off Monhegan, Me., and extend
ing northeast for sixty-five or seventy
miles, the blue water is sharply cut' by
a whitish stream some thirty miles in
width. The line of demarkation is per
fectly distinct and extends downward
like a wall as far as the eye can pene
trate. Mackerel swimming into the
white water are peculiarly affected by
the change, and display in their move
ments great activity "and uneasiness.
Capt. Stephen J. Martin, a veteran fish
erman and an employe of the United
States fish commission, remembers that
in 1849, in the same region, the ocean
presented a similar appearance, and
that the phenomenon was repeated in
1851 on the southeastern part of George's
He was showing his friend, a Western
merchant, arouud the city, and as he
pointed to the Stock Exchange he
proudly said: . "That is our Ras-el-Tin
palace, so to speak." Fifteen minutes
later they were in a busy, crowded,
fashionable restaurant, and the friend
remarked: "This, I suppose, is your
Ras-cl-Hash palace?" The future re
marks concerned something ulain,.
Pineapple-growing is becoming one
of the most important and profitable in
dustries of Florida.
A Vermont Justice of the Pellce fined
everybody in the room $2 each because
a dog fight interrupted proceedings.
Instruction in field and garden work
is to be given in the rural schools of
The great-grandson of the author of
"Robinson Crusoe" is in indigent cir
cumstances, and a penny subscription is
to be started for his relief.
Louisiana negro field hands insist up
on being paid in silver coin, and bright
coint at that They positively refuse to
receive paper money.
Once upon a time Ava was naughty,
and mamma had to frown at her. "O
mamma, mamma," Ava cried; "don't
shut your forehead that way, 'cause
then I know you're going to scold!"
When the ten children from Sitting
Bull's tribe arrive at Carlisle there will
be 360 pupils at the Indian school at
that place, representing twenty-nine
different tribes.
"Geographer:", New 'York, as you
snspect, is a city in one corner of a
State by the same name. The princi
pal occupation of one-half its popula
tion is selling beer to the other half.
A woman of Tnscumbia, Ala, was
struck by lightning iad found upon re
covery that her hair, once a beautiful
brown, had been instantaneously turned
to a snow white color. .
, Club snobs will next be caricatured in
comic opera. W. S. ' Gilbert has been
black-balled in a' London club. The
wealthy son of a retired butter merchant
had been Informed that Gilbert had
worked for a living, and is therefore not
respectable. . ; .
. ' An English girl who'savy the Prince
of Wales at a theatre writes: ; "He, as
usual, enjoyed the play as much as a
schoolboy. It is delightful to hear him
laugh a rich 'Ho! ho!' that rolls right
. across the theatre. He is so nice!"
Mr. Boucicault says: "Egypt was
fatal to Assyria; to the. Hebrews; to St.
George, vvho was hanged . for looting,
and to Napoleon. It is the graveyard
of the world, and England hatf gone
there to steal a lot for a quiet family
vault." . " .
A Baltimore phvsician is quoted as
saying that if he could maintain through
out the year an average practice of
twenty patients he (or any other physi
cian) would consider that he was doing
well, and his practice would amount to
several thousand dollars per annum.
Near Fort Valley, Gx, lives a man
who has named his children after ani
mals, having a belief that they will, in
consequence, live to an old age. . There
are four children, and they are named
respectively Rabbit, Coon, Fox, and
The work of removing the guano
from the famous bat cave" in Uvalde
county is progressing. A tramway has
been constructed for some distance in
the cave, over which, the deposits are
brought out by means of steam instead
oi tne slow process of horse-power.
An" English lady who' sued for dam
ages because of a fall when boardmo- a
steamboat, has just lost her case. The
jury decided that her high-heeled boots
had wantonly and wilfully contributed
to cause the injury of which she com
plained. A fruit-raiser at Quitman, Ga., has
peach trees whose leaves are perfectly
black. The fruit, also, is black at first,
but turns white when, ripening. The
trees were carried from North Carolina
many years airo, and are a distinct
species of which the fruitmen seem to I
know nothing.
A gentleman who recently visited tho
Skagit country, in Washington territor-,
states that the mouth of Deep, slough,
near the mouth of the river, is a spruce
tree forty feet in circumference, which
at some time has been uprooted and
washed there, where it will probably re
main. For at least sixty feet the tree is
the same size, and is described as equal
to the famous big trees of California.
A report is current that 300 of Gari
baldi's old comrades have banded them
selves together with the determination
of taking his body from its present rest
ing place, and of causing it to be cre
mated according to the desire expressed
in his will. Whether the report, which
is believed in Italy, be true or not is not
yet known; but it" has been thought ad
visable that a guard should be placed
near bis grave.
In Williamsburg, L. I., the other day,
a young German woman was sued for
rent. She swore she had paid in fulL
"Did vou take a receipt when you
paid?"'asked the court. "I did." "Well,
let's see it." "I drank it up, your
honor." "Drank it up?" queried the
magistrate, in amazement. "What do
you mean?" "When I paid my rent
the landlord gave me a pint of beer as
a receipt. That's what he does with all
his tenants." Other witnesses swore to
this fact, and to seeing the defendant
drink a pint of beer furnished by the
landlord. The court decided in favor
of the defendant.
The Bank of France is having printed
60,000.000 of 100-franc bank notes at
the printing office attached to the bank
building, 'the new note has been drawn
by the painter Baudry and engraved by
Robert, and will, it is reported, be a
marvel of beauty and elegance of its
kind. The original drawing was three
meters long by one and a half deep, and
when completed was photographed on
reduced scaie to the size of a bank note.
Robert was engaged on the work of en
graving it for several weeks in the strict
est seclusion, in an inner chamber in
the bank.
Guaymas, at the mouth of tho Gulf
of California, is a place of which even
well-informed people have rarely heard;
but it is a point from which, "for two
years past, a railroad has been slowly
creeping north, and it is announced that
this road will connect with the South
western system in October. The road
was started by Atchison, Topeka and
Santa Fe capital; but that line is not yet
far enough south to make a junction
and it is possible that a connection will
be made by way of the Southern Pacific.
The new route will be four days shorter
ttian any existing route to Australia,
New Zealand or the Western coast of
South America. ......
The Animal World.
A Correspondent Dlsoonrses Upon thft Dog'a Sa
gacity. I once owned a greyhound who was
troubled with dreams. She would keep
her limbs going as when running, and
kept up a subdued or muffled barking,
as if in pursuit of game. Her actions
were human-like, and seemed to indi
cate that she rjossessed asniritof thrino-ht
independent of her ordinary dogship.
I am not prepared to say that there is
a spiritual haven for dogs or other ani
mals, but must confess that my love for
the brute creation is such that I can ar
gue at least in favor of such a provi
sion for all beings. Also that so much
intelligence, love and faithfulness were
not created for a transitory existence.
1 the rocks and trees are indestructible,
in fact all inanimate things cannot be
destroyed but only changed, can we not
reasonably argue that the mental or in
structive forces of intelligent animals
shall live forever?
A dog knows when ht) is used well,
and remembers an insult. He is capa
ble of being shamed; point your finger
at him and call him a sneak and he will
act like a sneak. Then call him good
Towser, handsome fellow, with beauti
ful brown eves, and he will stand up
and climb all over you to show that you
have spoken the truth.
A gentleman and his wife called upon
us a few evenings since and brought
with them a St. Bernard dog. He had
a muzzle on made of leather. The mas
ter made it but six hours before. He
took off the muzzle and laid it on the
floor and spoke to the canine in the or
dinary tone of voice as follows: "Bruno,
where is your muzzle?" The dog im
mediately picked it up and laid "it on
his master's lap. A dog that will learn
the name of muzzle in half a day, and
stick his own nose into it, is more intel
ligent than some boys, who cannot learn
the name of a mountain, or a lake or
sea in twenty-four hours.
This remarkable dog took off his mas
ter's hat, to teach him politeness, when
he came into the room" with it upon his
head He knew the names of cat, rat
and the names of members of the fami
ly, and yet he was but-one year old.
Quite a smart boy,, eh? Syracuse
Farm and Agricultural News.
Soil for radishes needs to be light and
rich. . They can be grown from early
Spring to late in the FalL They de-
serve a wider cultivation.- . V
Pot-layered strawberry plants should
be set out soon if at ail tuis alL 1 hey
cost more than ordinary plants, but
they produce fruit sooner.
Since the new dog law went into ef
fect in Indiana, there has been a revi-
val of the sheep industrj in most coiia
ties of the State.. ' -' ,'-. - ' .'
Unless . an orchard Is designed - for
commercial Durnoses. tlii'.r v nn n&
cial advantage in setting oat .all", the
trees at once. It is better in many re
spects to plant the trees at different pe
riods. . iiv ouhilc ui iciuuLjr ia fcuo at
mosphere, and. if we would avail nnr-.
selves of it, we must have on soils in a
condition favorable to the deposit by
the atmosphere of its fertilizing proper
ties. , ' -. ,. .
The apple crop in England and on
the continent will not be verv abundant.
this year. This" means that America
will have to supply a good foreign de
mand, if she can.
The best yearly butter record was
made by a Jersey cow, Eurotas. In a
little over eleven months she produced
7,525 pounds of milk, from which 778
pounds of butter were made.
Eggs are a valuable food, not suffi
ciently appreciated by the farmer. One
pound of nice; fresh eggs is worth as
much for food as "about two pounds of
Vliai.f rPIintr oro qqoiIit rliiwufn.l
Dahlia roots often decay during the
Winter. Leave three or four inches of
the stalk on them, with the outer cover
ing well scraped away. Make a small
opening at base of stalk, and they will
not decay ; the watery deposit escapes.
It is said that the oleomargarine fac
tories of New York have a producing
capacity of 116.000,000 pounds; the
dairy butterfactories 111,000,000 pounds.
Must delicious creamery butter be sup
planted by this uncertain mixture?
American farmers do not value clover
hay as highly as the English do. Tim
othy is considered much inferior to clo
ver by them; much superior by us.
Clover sells in England for about 20 per
cent, more thau timothy. Properly
cured it is a valuable crop.
Farmers should give much attention
to their farmers' clubs and similar or
ganizations. There's a deal to learn at
a properly and intelligently conducted
farmers' meeting. Don't look upon
them as for the "fancy" farmer only.
Many orchardists say it is not best to
renew the orchard by planting in youno-
LnidQ whom till fraa lit..-. , 1 ; . T
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been cut down. To a certain extent,
the elements suited to growth in the ap
ple wood have been extracted from the
soil, and insect enemies have found lo
cation there.
The best way for everyone who un
dertakes the culture of tobacco is to
raise his own plants to begin with, but
they will require much care and close
attention. Soil must be kept moist, and '
no weeds should be permitted in the
bed. Liquid manure, such as barnyard
leachings, will promote growth very
much. The plants should be started in
a hotbed, thongh tho sashes should be
removed occasionally, to prevent scald
ing or burning. Sometimes insects be
gin their work when t he plants are quite
young, but applications of soapsuds will
prevent their ravages.
No orchard escapes the ravages of the
great apple enemy the codling moth.
The caterpillar of this moth is what
causes the "worm holes" which every
one detests in this valuable fruit, and it
is so common that no description is nec
essary. It hatches from the egg which
is usually deposited in the eye of the
apple; bores its way toward the core,
and after a while gnaws out through
the skin so that it has a channel'to
throw out pellets of dirt as it eats the
pips at the core. As the insects gener
ally fall to the ground with the fruit
and then crawl up the tree to make
their cocoons, they may be caught bv
putting bandages of old cloth or'carpet
around the truhk of the tree, and then
may be quickly killed. It is the best
way to deal with this troublesome la
sect, ... ....

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