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NOTES ON J3ORN-LISTING. A Device to Keep the Plants.from Bclnz Covered Up. \Ve list the corn in rows three feet apart; hills one foot apart, one kernel to the hill. This is quite thick, but some will get covered up in cultivating, which is begun when the corn gets weedy. We use a common shoveled cultivator, sometimes taking the inside shovels off and at other-times using them, To keep from covering up the corn first time through, we use an inverted V-trough attached as shown in the illustration herewith. To make it, take a 2x4 inch scantling six feet long, chamfer off one edge on each side until the boards fit snug, leaving about six LISTEB CULTrVATOH DEVICE. inches of the scantling unchamfered by •which to hitch it to the cultivator. Through the end of this bore a hole and fasten, erossways, by bolt, 2xlS inch piece of wood as indicated so the V-trough will stay in the ditch and not bob out. A small hole is bored in each end of the cross stick, through which wires, ropes or small chains are se• cured and left long enough to fasten to the inside shanks of the cultivator; thus holding the trough in the ditch, and the trough in turn keeping the shovels out of the ditch. Lengthen or shorten the wires, ropes or chains used, according to size of the corn and the -.amount of dirt you want in the ditch. We hold the shovels in the ground their full depth and throw dirt all over the trough, covering up as much or as little of the corn as desired; all weeds not extirpated by the shovels are buried under the overthrow. By this method the work is not hard; in fact, it is easier than plowing, planting, etc., by "old style;" and, it is much faster, for you can go on the run if desired. Make the.trough strong but light. The sec- ,_ond time through we use shields and four big shovels, for third time the same as for regularly planted corn.— Orange Judd Farmer. THE PROFITABLE HOG. It Must Be a Well-Proportioned Animal with a Good Constitution. Good constitution is the first requisite of a good hog, therefore let us breed for this first. Such a hog will be healthy, vigorous, a prolific breeder, a good feeder and less liable to disease. How are we going- to get this hog? A log with a large shoulder undoubtedly , has large lungs, and, if large lungs, ', certainly a strong constitution. A hog -••with large shoulders and small hams ^ -will gain and fatten as if he had good I hams, while if he b;-.ve good hams and |; poor shoulders he will never gain so f fast as the other, because he has not as strong a constitution. Never let the * shoulders go. For form, work for a \ moderately long, quite deep body- The :> shoulders should be broad and full, '< the haras broad and full well down to rv the hock, the back broad and hold^ ing width well out to the hips and ' ( hams, the neck short, deep and thick. , v Have the face slightly dished and the ' nose short The ears should be small ; and pendant, falling- toward the eyes, ^ the legs wide apart-and well set under v the tody, the bone round, strong and of medium firmness and the flank well : down. Breed for large hams, a large tail at the base and tapering- to its extremity, a short foot from pastern joint \ to the end of the toe so as to avoid breaking down of the foot. Perhaps some will surmise that I ^want to breed hogs with a buffalo shoulder, so as to g-et the desired con- stitution. No; I want to breed a well- proportioned Hog with a strong constitution. It would be advisable to use males of well-developed shoulders. Many breeders will coincide with me, . as it;is obvious that a constitution is the foundation of life, vigor and health, therefore the stronger the constitution • the:better. Select whichever breed •you prefer, but take one with the strongest constitution.—O. Walter, in Tarm and Home. THE COCKLE-BUR PEST. An Article That Will Help You to Recognize the nillercnt Species. Mr. J. 8, Matthews, Boone County, Mo., writes: "The cockle-bur is a prea! pest in this neighborhood. Some say il has two seeds, one coming one year and the other the next year. We want to know some way-of getting rid of it." Thero are two clot-burs, or cockleburs as they are sometimes called. We append the botanical description of the late Dr. Darlington, as follows: Scrophulous Xanthmm.clot-bur,cock- le-bur. X. strumaniim,L, Leaves broad-ovate, mostly somewhat three-lobed, dentate, unarmed at base; involucre of the fruit oval, with two straight beaks. Stem one to three feet high, roughish- pubescent, branching. Leaves three to six inches in length, and nearly as wide as long; subcordate at base, but cuncat- 'ly produced at the union of the three principal nerves. Heads of flowers in axillary clusters. Involucre of the Constitutional Defects. No calf ought to be reared from a cow of weak constitution or.from one suspected of organic disease. "1 am assuming that no one need be told that the same rule applies to a bull. It seems, however, necessary to insist more on the cow, because it frequently happens that milking powers of a high order exist in animals from which it is not wise to breed. Any cow liable to garget, swelling in the throat, or other, tuberculous symptoms is unfit to procreate her species. Scientists are not agreed whether or not the bacillus of tuberculosis can actually bo handed down from parent to chiM by the process of heredity. But it is at least a matter of common agreement that a sound body does not so easily receive as its guest any floating germ as does an unsound body. No hospital for consumptive patients amongst our domestic animals should ever be established. Whether tuberculosis be hereditary or not, an animal which is subject to it should never bo allowed to furnish in the bodies of its offspring willing hosts ready to receive and foster it.—Colman's Rural World. THOBKY CLOT-BTJK. fruit persistent, _ becoming an oblong bur, with rig-id uncinate prickles. It grows on roadsides and waste places in the 'Northern and Middle States; flowers in August and September, fruits in October. Spinose Xanthium, thorny clot-bur. X. spinosum, L. Leaves ovate-lanceo- late, entire or somewhat thrce-lobed, armed at base with slender three-parted spines; involucre >of the fruit cylindric- oblong-, with an inconspicuous beak. Stem two to three or four feet high, branched. Leaves one to three inches long, and one-fourth to three-fourths of an inch wide, entire or with a lobe-like tooth on each side; the upper surface pale green, pubescent on the midrib, the under surface clothed with a short cinereous tomentuin; the base narrowed to a short petiole, on each side of which is a triple or three-forked spine, the branches about an inch long, very- sharp, yellowish ~or pale straw color. Heads of flowers axillary, solitary. _It grows in farm-yards, on road-sides, etc., from Massachusetts to Georgia, and is a native of Europe; flowers in September, fruits in October. From this you can recognize the species you are troubled with. The plants both blossom and fruit in one year. They are annuals, growing in waste places, fence, corners and fields not well cultivated. Clean them out of the land by careful cultivation and destroy all plants in waste places in August or early rh September at the time of flowering. —Prairie Farmer. POULTRY NOTES. THESE is as much in knowing how to ,feed poultry to the best advantage as any stock on the farm. EARLY-HATCHED chickens are the best for laying and for breeding; select the best and keep them. IF any of the fowls commence drooping around, look after them at once; there is something wrong. IF more than one breed is kept care must be taken to keep separate if they are to be used for brcedin<r. is selecting breeding birds, pick out the best and discard all of the weak, sickly ones. Generally it is best to use fowls for breeding that are at least one year old. If pullets are desired, have old hens and young cockerels; if roosters are desired reverse this. So far no rule has been discovered for determining the sex of eggs: it is all guess work. Save all the poultry manure to use in the garden in the spring- Be Sure If you have made up^your mind to buy Kood's.Sarsaparilla do not be induced to take any other. Hood's Sarsaparilla is a peculiar medicine, possessing, by virtue of. its peculiar combination, proportion, and preparation, curative power superior to any other article. A Boston lady who knew wliat she wanted, and whose example is worthy imitation, tells her experience below: To Get " In one store where I went to buy Hood's Sarsaparilla the cleric tried to induce me buy their own instead of Hood's; he told me their's would last longer; that I might take it on ten days' trial; that i I did not like it I need not pay anything, etc. But he could not prevail on me to change. I told him I knew what Hood's Sarsaparilla was. I had -taken it, was satlsfled with it, and did not want any other. Hood's 'When I began taking Hood's Sarsaparilla I was feeling real miserable, suffering a great deal with dyspepsia, and so weak that at times I could hardly stand. I looked, and Lad for some time, like a person in consumption. Hood's Sarsaparilla, did me so much good that I wonder at myself sometimes, and my friends frequently speak o£ it." MBS. ELLA A. GOFF, 61 Terrace Street, Boston. Sarsaparilla Sold-by all druggists, gl; sfacforgS. Prepared only »J C, I. HOOD & CO., Apothecaries, Lowell, Mass. IOO Doses One Dollar Read What Hon. Wm".E. Gladstone SAY S: THE JARRING METHOD. It Is the Only Reliable Way to Repel or ( , (Destroy the Curcullo. Prof. Cook, of Michigan, who has " tried the many remedies which have £ l>een proposed to repel or destroy the •" cnrcnlio, comes to the conclusion that the jarring- method is the only reliable one. He has found that a strong and offensive odor will not repel them; that arsenites which have sometimes proved effectual often badly fail when applied . jin spraying. In one instance when a ?7raraber of the beetles were confined in $ B, bottle with sprayed leaves, they were , all found dead; in another they were I alive and uninjured. Thus the remedy ^•sometimes succeeds, and at other times I fails. It'would be well to test this ^matter further, and see if there is not Sj»ome cause for their destruction in one One Way to Feed Hens, For about one hundred hens I cut in the hay-cutter a peck of rowen as fine as possible, and on this I turn a pailful of boiling hot water, cover closely and allow to steam until\ the grass is soft This tea, which is dark and strong with the juice of the rowen, is used to mix the breakfast, which consists of two- thirds fine feed and one-third corn meal, in which two quarts of beef-scraps are stirred. This mixed stiff and fed warm is an excellent breakfast for laying hens, and by the time it is eaten the rowen may be given on the feed-board and will be taken greedily. If this warm breakfast and green dessert is given between seven and eight in the morning, the next meal of the day may be dinner and supper tog-ether between three and four in the afternoon. I give a water-pail full of wheat and cracked corn for this meal. The floor of the house should be covered with three or four inches of dry sand so that the fowls may scratch for their grain. This is a good bill of fare for most days in winter, but it may be varied by giving boiled potatoes, apples, cooked vegetables, mangels, cabbage, oats or buckwheat. Whatever is pi-Ken should be done with system and as regularlv as possible, for no stock can do well when attended to at irregular times.—fl. C. Brown, in Farm .and Home. To be Robbed of Hcnl th By a pestilential climate, by a vocation entailing constant exposure, pnyslcal overwork or sedentary drudgery at the desk, Is a hard lot. Yet many persons originally possessed of a fair constitution suffer this deprivation before meridian of life is passed. To any and all subject to cbn- dl'ions Inimical to healtli.no purer or more agreeable preservative of the greatest of earthly blessing" can be recommeiKed than Hostetter's Stomach Bitters, which Inures the system to climatic change, physical fatlgud and mental eqhaustlon. It eradicates dyspepsia, the bane of sedentary brain workers, .'preserves and restores regularity of the bowels and liver, when disordered from any cause, annihilates lever and ague and prevents It, checks tbe groth of a tendency to rheumatism and gout, and neutralizes the dan er to be apprehended from causes productive of kedney, bladder a- d and uterine aliments. To be convinced of ahe truth of These statements, it Is only necessary to give this sterling preparation an Impartial trlJl. to!9 Has Joined the Throng. DAYTON, TBNN., a beautiful town of 5,0l>0 in Habitants, located on the Qgcen and Crescent Koute, 263 miles south of Cincinnati, has hitherto kept aloof from the excitement attending the boom of the New South; but the possibilities offered by a town already established with an inexhaustible supply of coal, iron and timber, and with cokeing ovens, blast furnaces, factories and hotels in operation, were too great to escajje the eye of the restless capitalist, and a stront ,-P a rty°» T ' c:llth y m en frora ^ h icago, Chattanooga and Nashville, in connection with prominent bankmg firms in New England, have formed 2 companyto be known as the Corporation of Day- Attractive and Promls[ng investments CHICAGO REAL ESTATE TURNER & BOND, 102 Washington St., Chicago, III fotalm.sl, c ,] 1875. Horace 1st Jfatl. Kntm a ". .ae Pi ls ° C M" cct Kc " t "' r«yT.«ei. X^otl- •r*m, ». M <"-iit:.Ke I.o:in., ainoeost toiond- roif o,Klun«"s'nlf .?H UU H " ? 0r " On -™s!dent s . Co?K«: £?- T f£ i ^° d "".? 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In addition to this it is located on the C^ and C., one of the largest and most important of the Southern Trunk Lines. It is in the midst of the fertile and beautiful Tennessee Valley; has already an established reputation as a. prosperous and s e manufacturing town and some additional strength as a health resort. The strongest firm at present located there is the Dayton Coal & Iron Co., an English Corporation, who have built a standard gauge railroad to their mines, and own 20.000 acres of good coal and iron and timber land, just West of and adjoining- Dayton It is proposed to have a Land Sale TOccember 3rd, 4th and 5th, and special trains will be ran from New England also from the important cities of the North and North-west, which will undoubtedly be a great success, as tke plan is to discour- .agc extravagant prices and put the property in ths handsofthc people atapncc where tnc\ can ado-d to hold and improve it. 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