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AGRICULTURAL HINTS. FEEDING THE NATIONS. jTuhe, "Marching through Georgia,"] On the rich and wide otpanse ot tTncle Sam't . domflln. f*ttm«rs till the fertile soil and raise the golden grain, ' jfcnd from the hillside tn the East as well as Western plain, They ate now leeding tho nations. CHOIUTB: Hurrah 1 Hurrah I The tnrmer Is the man 1 Hurrah! Hurrah I Deny it if you can, That in life's great battle here ho ever leads thevati, B*or he is feeding the nations. from the pine-clad hills of Maine to California's shore, from the lakes to Mexico, one thousand miles or more, flonost farmers willingly tho soil keep turning o'er, Still to be/ feeding the nations. CHORUS. ^Though tho crops one season fail and profits all are blue, Thousands on the earth below would not know what to do, But tho farmer willingly begins his work anow Still to bo feeding tho nations. CHORUS. When the dark days approach and the light of hope grows dim, And tho merchants far and near are making profits slim, Tho dependent millions then must put their trust In him . Who is sUll feeding the nations. ' CHORUS, Honest farmers, do not tear the work you have to do, But while toiling here below just keep this thought in view: That there is a better life when earthly cares aro through, And you quit feeding the nations. —Ohio Farmer. r AN IMPROVED PIGGERY. It Is Convenient, Commodious and Should Save Its Cent in a Few Years, Tho accompanying perspective view and floor-plan are o£ a piggeryj de^ signed with a special view to the cori' lenience of brood sows, but equally usotul for any other swine. It is thirty two feet long. In height it is six feet tn the clear at tho eaves, rising to eleven feet at the peak. Directly over the center is a sort of cupola, eight feet square, resting upon four posts, six-by-six inches, and thirteen fee high. Large windows on every Bide furnish ample light and ventilation. On tho floor under the cupola is a hexagonal area, eight feet wide, in which are kept a feed-box and a hydrant. From this area direct access FIG. VIEW OF PIG- PEH8PKCTIVE OEKY. ts obtained to every pen. Tho floor is divided by strong partitions, four feet high, into six pens of nearly equal size, all connecting by gates with the central area. Each one has a sleeping-place six foot square, divided oil by a low partition only high enough to hold the bed- din g. The dotted lines represent two- by-six inch pieces spiked to the floor. If these are provided the occupants of tho pens will keep their sleeping and feed-rooms duly clean. The troughs for food adjoin the side next to the central area. Over each trough is a hinged panel, which may be swung inward to fill the trough, and then brought out again when all is ready. The hydrant connects with a water supply which should have sufficient head to throw a stream through a hose to fill the feed-troughs and wash out the pens when desired. Each pen has an outer door opening into the yard, an! a gate communicating with the central area. The latter furnish facilities for changing pigs from one pen to another without gates directly between the pens. No estimate of cost is given, for it must depend wholly upon the style of construction and the local prices for materials. It may be built very sub- ROAD.MAKINQ* Some 1'rnctloal Hints on a Vary Important Subject. f he following extracts from The Kn« tflneering and Building Record's prize essay on road-making (by 8. 0. Thorn p. son, Now York), contain many valuable facts: A man can walk up a slope of 100 in 15JO, and a horse or mule can ascend an incline of 100 in 175, and it has been found by experiment that a horse pulling his maximum load on a level can pull but four-fifths as much It the slope is made 1 in 50, and this gradually lessons until with a slope of 1 in 10 he can draw but ono-fovirth as much as his level load. The maximum grade established by tho French Government board of engineers is l in 20. The Holyhead road in Wales uses 1 In 80 as a maximum, except hi two cases. The road over tho Simplon Pass averages 1:22 on Italian side, and 1 to 17 on Swiss side, with one case of 1 to 13, and in this State several turnpike roads are limited by law to 1 in 11. In laying out a road, with regard to grades, have a continuous Snclination in one direction and do not allow any counter grades, for, in ascending, each foot descended on a counter grade means just so much more rise to be overcome. Whore tho road way is too wide it usually results in no par* being kept in good repair, while if it was narrowed tho whole could be kept in first-class condition at less expense, and a well-kept road of even twenty feet width is far preferable to a roadbuthalf maintained of double tho width. In laying cut it may bo advisable to take a strip considerably wider than the intended roadbed, so as to provide for possible contingencies in the future when the land becomes more valuable. Lay out suffl- ciently wide, but build only so much as can be kept in thorough repair. The essential requirements of a good roadbed are that it shall be practically unyielding—smooth on tho surface, and impervious to water—and without theso requirements there can be but littli durability. For surface draining, ditches should be provided along each side of the road having sufficient fall to promptly carry away any water that reaches them. Whore it becomes necessary to carry the water across the roadway, culverts should be provided. All drains should have a continuous fall throughout their entire length, and the size will depend upon the inclination and the amount o.' water they are expected to carry. In portions of the country where gravel is easily obtained a very satisfactory road can be made by making the surface for a greater or less depth of gravel. Prepare the foundation so as to allow for prompt drainage, and shape as the finished road is intended to be; make tho side of thjo road planes, and not curves, and then roll thoroughly to get a solid foundation. Put on a layer of gravel from six inches to eight inches in thickness, sprinkle thoroughly and roll until very compact and firm. Next spread another layer from four to six inches of gravel, and sprinkle and roll until tho desired hardness and smoothness are obtained. If the gravel has no binding material in it, a sufficient amount may be incorporated in the last layer to cause it to take a good bond. Where it is possible to get blue gravel or hard pan and clean bank gravel, the two can be so mixed as- to give a surface almost like concrete in hardness. When the two are used together a two-horse grooved roller for the first layer will be found very effective, and the material should be quite wet while rolling. The surface can then be finished with a steam roller, or with a smooth roller sufficiently loaded to give the requisite^ weight. In completing the surface of a gravel or other road, where rolling is required, the weight of the roller should be as muc'h per inch as the weight per inch on the tire of the heaviest vehicle likely to pass over it. For', ordinary traffic a very durable and economical surface can be thus produced. WOMAN'S INTUlflON. :;<3iiriy'Always night In Her Judgment In Kogiml to CoinniOrt thing;*. An old gentleman over seventy, came Into tho city from his farffl,Wlthouthis overcoat. Tho d-;..y tu mod chilly and he was obliged to forego ills v iaib to the fair. To a friend who remonstrated with him for ;?oi rig iuvay from home thus unprepared, ho said: "I thought it was going to be warm 5 my wifo told mo to take my overcoat, but I wouldn't. Women have more sense than men anyway." A frank admission. Women's good sense is said to come from intuition; may it not be that they are more close observers of little things. Ono thing is certain, they are npt to strike tho nail on tho head, in all tho ordinary problems of life, more frequently than the lords of creation. "According to Dr. Alice Bennett, who recently read a paper on Bright's disease bo- f oro tho Pennsylvania State Medical Society, persons subject to bilious attacks and sick headaches, who have crawling sensations, like the flowing of water in the head, who aro 'tired all the time' and have unexplained attacks of sudden weakness, may well be suspoctod of dangerous tendencies in the direction of Bright's disease." The veteran newspaper correspondent, Jo Howard, of tho Now York Press, in noting this statement, suggests: "Possibly Alice is correct in hor diagnosis, but why doesn't she give some idea of treatment? I know a man who has boon 'tired all the timo' for ten years. Night before Inst ho took two doses of calomel and yesterday he wished ho hadn't." A proper answer is found in the following letter of Mrs. Davis, wifo of Rev. Wni. J. Davis, of Basil, O., June Slst, 1890: "I do not hesitate to say that I owe my life to Warner's Safe Curo. I had a constant hemorrhage from my kidneys for more than five months. The physicians could do nothing for mo. My husband spent hundreds of dollars and I was not relieved. I was under the care of the most eminent medical men in tho State. The hemorrhage ceased before I had taken one bottle of tho Safe Cure. I can safely and do cheerfully recommend it to all who are sufferers of kidney troubles." CUKES StTEKXY. oil 8PRAINS. Ohio &Miss.Rallwajr. Office President and General Manager, Cincinnati, Ohio . "My font suddenly turned and gave mo ft very severely Sprained ankle. Tho applicationof St. Jacobs Oil resulted at onca in a relief from pain." . W.w. PEA.BODY, Prest, & Gen'l Man'gr. BRUISES. 746 Dolphin Street, Baltimore, Md., Jftn'yl8,1890. •'I was bruised badly in hip and side by a fall and Buffered severely. St. Jacobs Oil completely cured me." WM. C. HABDXK, Member of State Legislature. fHl CHARLES A. VOGELER CO.. Baltimore. Mtf. A Planters Experience. "My plantation ia in a malarial <)!•• conrag«d when 1 began tho nse of Tiitt's Pills The iresnlt wns marvellous. My man became Atrongr and heoi'ty.aml I have bad no f arthur trouble. With tbefto nilte, I would not fear to live in.any •tramp." E. B1VAI<, Bayou Sara* La. Sold Everywhere* Office* 44: Murray St.. New York* EPP8JPCU "By a thorough knowledge ot the flftlttftl J«Jf Whloii govern the operations, of dlaestlon ana mt< trltlon: and by ft careful «ppH68tlon of the flag properties of well-selected Cocoa, Mr. Bpps B«J provided our bronkfnst tables with & deUaataif flavoured bovernge which may save us many neatjf doctors' bills. It is by the judicious use of gtich articles of diet that a constitution mftybffdrttdaiu. ly built up until BtronR enough 'i!? 8 '*'°I§FL te Br dency to disease. Hundreds of subtle maladteflftra floatfntraroiind us ready to attack wherever tnerji Is a weak point. We may escape many a fatal Shaft by keeping ourselves well lortincd with pure blood and a (jroperly nourished frame."—" OMKJ StnAd Made simply T-ith bolllna water or milk. Sold only In half-pound tins, by Grocers, labelled tbnii MMES EPPS& CO., Homoeopathic Chemists, London, England. "YotJR account has been standing a long time, Mr. Dukey." "Then give it a seat, my dear Shears." "Very glad to, sir; shall we make it a re-ceipt?"—Clothier and Furnisher, How's This I We offer One Hundred Dollars Reward for any case of Catarrh that can not be cured by taking Hall's Catarrh Cura P. J. CHENEY & Co., Props, Toledo, O. Wo, the undersigned, have known F. J. Chenoyfor the last fifteen years, and believe him perfectly honorable in all business transactions, and financially able to carry out any obligations made by their firm, f^est & Truax, Wholesale Druggists,Toledo. Walding, Kinnan & Marvin, Wholesale Druggists, Toledo, Ohio. 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Price 60 cts. « oJ *8*& 68 "When slovens gel* Hdy they polish the bottoms of tfiepansT-When 3 1 V4®. 50 FIO. 2. tfLOOB PLAN OF PIGGEttY. •tanfclaUy upon stono foundation, with double boarding and building paper fot tho sides, shingle roof and paint On the other hand the plan is quite as available for a cheap structure on cedar posts, with single sides of horizontal boarding and roof of similar material. If dcs rable to use the loft for corncribs or storage purposes the frame must be made sufficiently heuvy, and the roof of a sharper pitch, with an Tipper door at each end, A perspective •view of the piggery is shown in Fig. 1, *nd plan of ground floor in Fig. 3.— American Agriculturist. To Measure the V^JmuQ ot Water. The strict meaning of an inch of water is a statutory inch, that is a volume Di water which will flow in one second through an inch square orifice under a five-inch pressure. For irrigation it appears to be the volume of water which will flow through an inch square opening through the season and is considered in Colorado sufficient to irrigate one acre, hut is inaccurate. A foot of water is that volume which will flow during the irrigating season through an orifice one foot square. This will water about fifty-four acres. An inah ot water is employed in ordinary engineering and la 1- 1738th part of one cubic foot, United S tates standard. The usaal method of garaging the vol« time of water flowing in A stream is by the Weir method. Plaoe a hoard at right angles across the stream with a Oats, No. 2 Rye, No. 2 ................... Ott Barley, No. 3 November,,,. 78 LUMBER- ...... gltUntr..... ......... :>,;;..... 1900 Flooring. ....... > ............ 3U 00 Common Boards ............ 1300 Fencinp ............ . ........ 11 5'J Lath— Dry ................... S 50 Shingles ..................... S 10 ST. LOUIS. 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A first-class whitewash for the poultry bouse, and, in fact, for any plaae, is oade as follows: Put two p^ilfuls of lolling water into a tight barrel; dissolve in hot water one peck ot common B alt; add one-hall bushel of the very best, well-burned, unslaclced lime; quickly add the salt water and cover the barrel tightly to keep the steam in while the lime slacks; when it is through slaokinsr, stir until well mixed together, and, if necessary, add more boiling water, leaving the mass like thick cream; strain through a sieve or coarse cloth. Soak a pound of strong glue in coSd water over night; cook three pounds of vice, without scorching, until thoroughly done as for thin starch, »nd to this add the glue; also add two pounds of whiting, and stir well. Add tbe entire mixtute to the lime- wash and enough hot water to make 'the compound a proper consistency, stir thoroughly and keep ins Six quarto of the Slixjtflre will cover about one hundred «wuj»e feet ol JSrfaoe, and if very durable, I* »»y &T«5w*d *ny shade rectangular orifice cut in the top of it as shown in the illustration. The total quantity of water ia tho stream is com polled to pass through this opening. The two factors upon which the estimate is made are the width and depth of water passing over the gauge.— Farm and Home. IT is charged with due solemnity tout a man received from the Agricultural Department catnip seed for asparagus seed, and that all the cats of the country congregated in his garden. We do not know how much truth there is in the story, but at all events we do not require the story to strengthen our belief that tbe Agricultural Department is not a first-class seed firm-—Western Rural. _ TUB advice to feed Inferior roots and apples to stock is often given, but when a root is really of inferior quality, while it may be better to ieecl, it than to throw It away, It is not the best ie^dfpr stock. We should remember that. TKS C»l «rni» peats i» the of the fruit *tore», m»rked Both the method and results when gyrup of Figs is taken; it Is pleasant and refreshing to the taste, and acts Live? and^Bowels, cleanses the system effectually, dispels colds, headaches and fevers and ceres habitual constipation. Syrup of Figs is the only remedjr of its Kind ever produced, pleasing to the taste and acceptable to the stomach, prompt in its action and truly beneficial in its effects, prepared only from the most healthy and agreeable substances, its many excellent qualities commend it to all and have made it the most popular remedy known. Syrup of Figs is for sale in 60o and $1 bottles by all leading druggists, 4ny reliable druggist •who may not have it on hand will pro* cure it proni|>tiiyfcr8Jftyott§who inshes to try it Da not any substitute. C ON S U M PTI O N i now publish our French Puhion Books fa En, .-.^Allnducunenuttolritroducethem. Themort ad elagaptcrar offend. Tba lessons on Bast ing; Keeping w rtnkles Oat, OatOnj SklrU, only in theae boohs. eMb « THIS PAPSB •mjtiao yon writ.. THE RU8HFORTH HAIR CURLER. ' SPECIAL OFFER -^-yBpftiLlliJUHIEff^iyB^^BMI^M For lOo. In silver we will send tout Curlers to any address. ^ Address Rushforih Hair Curiw, Lawrence, Mass. 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