Charles Hendrickson of Farmingdale

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Charles Hendrickson of Farmingdale - Hospital P. L. Schenck, Medical Superintendent....
Hospital P. L. Schenck, Medical Superintendent. Total number of inmates, 311, being an increase of 3 as compared with the number remaining at the dato of last report ; received, 43 ; born, 4 ; transferred, 4; discharged, 32; deceased, 7 ; average number of in - nvateB, 335. Cost of xirovislons consumed, $210.50 or 70 cents per capita. A.svll'm J. C Shaw, Medical Superintendent. Total number of inmates 859. Average number of inmates, 850. Cost of provisions consumed, $G3G.33, or 74 cents per capita. MARCH OF THE AKMF WORM. The worms continue to increase in number, and consequently tho destruction of wheat and ccra grows larger daily. From presont indications, few farmers will have any wheat left, but the corn crop may be saved. Farmers have commenced cutting wheat for the solo purpose of aaving the straw. Yesterday, in Oyster Ray, the roads were covered with the worms, and tha farmers turned their cattle into the roads and drovo their horses over them, to kill tho vermin. Charles Hendrickson, of Farniingdale, in a letter to Mb father at Jamaica, speaks of the devastation as follows : "Wo aro in a good deal of trouble about our crops. We havo got the army worm in our wheat. It not only destroys tha wheat, but the corn, rye and oats, and also the grass. They aro in my whaat. We are trying to keep them out uf the corn, but I do not think it is any use. If we cannot get rid of them our crops will aU be destroyed. I wcut yesterday (Monday) to Atuityville, and saw acres of wheat and corn destroyed and millions of worms ou the grouud and ou the fences. At John Merrick's, a mile north of me, the worms are, if popeiblc, more numerous thau on auy farm at Amity - villa. They are crouud us in millions, and destroying everything. It is fearful." Mr. Plumb, of Deer Range Farm, Islip. estimates his loss at $2,000.

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  1. The Brooklyn Daily Eagle,
  2. 10 Jun 1880, Thu,
  3. Page 2

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  • Charles Hendrickson of Farmingdale

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