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Algona, Iowa
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UPJPEtt t>E8 MOlNgSt ALGONA IOWA. WEDNESDAY. OCTOBER 5, 1898, SERMON. ""THE HOUNDED REINDEER' SUNDAY'S SUBJECT. "A* the Haft Panteth After the Water Brooks, So Vnntcth My Soul After Thee, O Xtil, Verse t. God!"—Psalm*, Chnp. Washington, D. C., Oct. 2.—Dr. Talmage, drawing his illustrations from a deer-hunt, in this discourse calls all the pursued and troubled of the earth to come and slake their thirst at the deep river of Divine comfort. Text: Psalms 42: 1: "As the hart panteth after the water brooks, so panteth my soul after thee, O God." David, who must some lime have seen a deer-hunt, points us here to a hunted stag making for the water. The fascinating animal called in my text the hart is the same animal that in sacred and profane literature is called the stag, the roebuck, the hind, the gazelle, the reindeer. In Central Syria, in Bible times, there were whole pasture-fields of them, as Solomon suggests when he saye, "I charge you by the hinds of the field." Their antlers jutted from the long grass as they lay down. No hunter who has been long in "John Brown's tract" will wonder that in the Bible they were classed among clean animals, for the dews, the showers, the lakes washed them ae clean as the sky. When Isaac, the patriarch, longed for venison, Esau shot and brought home a roebuck. Isaiah compares the sprightliuess of the restored cripple of millennial times to the long and quick jump of the stag, Baying, "The lame shall leap as the hart." Solomon expressed his disgust at a hunter who having shot a deer Is too lazy to cook it, saying, "The slothful man, roasteth not that which he took in hunting." But one day, David, while far from the home from which he had been driven, and sitting near'the mouth of a lonely cave where he had lodged, and on the banks of a pond or river, hears a pack of hounds in swift pursuit. Because of tha previous silence of the forest the clangor startles him, and he says to himself: "I wonder what those dogs are after?" Then there is a crackling in the brushwood, and the loud breathing of some rushing wonder of the woods, and the antlers of a deer rend the leaves of the thicket, and by an instinct which all huntera rec- the lily pods and. with its sharp-edged hoof, shatters the crystal of Long Lake, it is very picturesque. But only when, after miles of pursuit, with heaving sides and lolling tongue and eyes swimming in death the stag leaps from the cliff into Upper Saranac. can you realize how much David had suffered from his troubles, and how much he wanted God when he expressed himself in the words of the text: "As the hart panteth after the water brooks, so panteth my soul after thee, O God." Well, now, let all those who have coming after them the lean hounds of poverty, or the black hounds of persecution, or the spotted hounds of vicissitude, or the pale hounds of death, or who are in any wise pursued, run to the wide, deep, glorious lake of divine solace and rescue. The most of the men and women whom I happened to know at different times, if not now, have had trouble after them, sharp- muzzled troubles, swift troubles, all- devouring troubles. Many of you have made the mistake of trying to fight them. Somebody meanly attacked you and you attacked them; or they overreached you in a bargain, and you tried, in Wall street parlance, to get a corner on them, or you have had a bereavement, and, instead of being submissive you are fighting that bereavement; you charge on the doctors who failed to effect a cure; or you charge on the carelessness of the railroad company through which the accident occurred; or you are a chronic invalid, and you fret, and worry, and scold, and wonder why you cannot be well like other people, and you angrily blame the neuralgia, or the laryngitis, or the ague, or the sick headache. The fact is, you are a deer at bay. Instead of running to the waters of divine consolation, and slaking your thirst and cooling your body and soul in the good cheer of the Gospel, and swimming away into the mighty deeps of God's love, you are fighting a .whole kennel of harriers. I saw In the Adirondacks a dog lying across the road, and he seemed unable to get up. and I said to some hunters near by, "What is the matter with that dog?" They answered, "A deer hurt him." And I saw he had n great swollen paw and a battered head, showing where the antlers struck him. And the probability is that some of you might give a mighty clip to your pursuers, you might damage their business, you might worry them into Ill- health, you might hurt them as much ognlze the creature plunges into a pool or lake or river to cool its thirst, and at the same time by its capacity for swifter and longer swimming to get away from the foaming harriers. David says to himself: "Aha, that is myself! Saul after me, Absalom after me, enemies without number after me; I am chased; their bloody muzzles at my heels, barking at my good name, barking after my body, barking after my soul. Oh, the hounds, the hounds! But look there," says David to himself; "that reindeer has splashed into the water. It puts its hot lips and nostrils into the cool wave that washes its lathered flanks, and it swims away from the fiery canines, and it is free at last. Oh, that I might find in the deep, wide lake of God's mercy and consolation escape from my pursuers! Oh, for the waters of life and rescue! 'As the hart panteth after the water brooks, so panteth my soul after thee, 0 God.'" The Adirondacks are now populous with hunters, and the deer are being slain by the score. Taking one summer with a hunter, I thought I would like to see whether my text was accurate in its allusion, and as I heard the dogs baying a little way off and supposed they were on the track of a deer, 1 said to one of the hunters in rough corduroy: "Do the deer always make for water when they are pursued?" He said: "Oh, yes, Mister; you see they are a hot and thirsty animal, and they know where the water is, and when they hear danger in the distance they 'lift their antlers and sniff the breeze and start for thts Racquet or Loon or Saranac; and we got into our cedar ehell boat or stand by the 'runway with rifle loaded and ready to blaze away." My friends, that is one reason why I like the Bible so much— its allusions are so true to nature. Its partridges are real partridges, its ostriches real ostriches, and its reindeer real reindeer. I do not wonder that this an- tlere'd glory of the text makes the hunter's eye sparkle and his cheek iglow and his respiration quicken. To eay nothing of its usefulness, although it le the most useful of all game, its flesh delicious, its skin turned into human apparel, its sinews fashioned into bow-strings, its antlers putting handles on cutlery, and the shavings of its horn used as a pungent restorative, the name taken from the hart and called ' .hartshorn. But putting aside its usefulness, this enchanting creature Wms made out of gracefulness and elasticity. What an eye, with a liquid brightness as if gathered up from a hundred lakes at sunset! The horns, a coronal branching into every possi- ible curve, and after it seems complete ascending Into other projections of ex- quislteness, a tree of polished bone, uplifted in pride, or swung down for awful combat. The hart is velocity embodied. Timidity impersonated. The enchantment of tue woods. Its eye lustrous in life and pathetic in death. The splendid animal a complete rhythnvipf muscle, and bone, and color, ajid a^ltude, and locomotion, whether cpucb&a in ; tbe grass »fcong the shadows QF a living '-bolt shot through tbe , pr turning at hay to attack the l or rearing for its last fall un- as they have hurt you, but. after all, It over! If ever a whelp looks ashamed and ready to sink out of sight It is when in the Adirondacks a deer by one tremendous plunge into Big Tupper Lake gets away from him. The disappointed canine swims in a little way, but, defeated, swims out again and cringes with humiliated yawn at the feet of his master. And how abashed and ashamed will all your earthly troubles be when you have dashed Into the river from under the throne or God, and the heights and depths of heaven are between you and your pursuers! We are told in Revelation 22:15: "Without are dogs," by which I conclude there is a whole kennel of hounds outside the gate of heaven, or, as when a master goes In through a door, his dog lies on the steps waiting for him to come out, so the troubles of this life may follow us to the shining door, but they cannot get in. "Without are dogs!" I have seen dbgs and owned dogs that I would not be chagrined to see In the heavenly city. Some of the grand old watchdogs who are the constabulary of the homes in solitary places, and for years have been the only protection for wife and child; some of the shepherd dogs that drive back the wolves and bark away the flocks from going too near the precipice; and some of the dogs whose neck and paw Landseer, the painter, has made Immortal, would not find me shutting them out from the gate of shining pearl. Some of those old St. Bernard dogs that have lifted perishing travelers out of the Alpine snow; the dog that John Brown, the Scotch essayist, saw ready to spring at the surgeon lest in removing the cancer he too much hurt the poor woman whom the dog felt bound to protect, and dogs that we caressed In our childhood days, or that in later time lay down on the rug in seeming sympathy when our homes were desolated, I say. if some soul entering heaven should happen to leave the gate ajar, and these faithful creatures should quietly walk in, it would not at all disturb my heaven. But all those human or brutal hounds that have chased and torn and lacerated the world, yea, all that now bite or worry or tear to pieces, shall be prohibited. "Without are dogs!" No place there for harsh critics or backbiters or despoilers of the reputation of others. Oh. when some of you get there it will be like what a hunter tells ot when pushing his canoe far up north in the winter and amid the ice-floes, and a'hundred miles, as he thought, from any other human beings! Ho FARM AND GARDEN. MATTERS OP INTEREST TO AGRICULTURISTS. 8om« Cp-to-Date Hint* tlratlon of the Soil About Cul- niul Yield* thereof—HortlcnHnre, Viticulture and Florlcoltnre. Celery. Celery is said to be a native of Great Britain, where it grows in low, wet places. It has been cultivated and made edible. Introduced into the United States it grows well in soils that are moist and filled with humus and in latitudes not too cold. Black muck is a favorite soil in the West, and where it is underlaid by gravel or some soil that will permit of a natural drainage it proves suitable. There are favorite localities where the muck is so deep that it makes no difference what the subsoil is, since by digging large open drains, a way out is made for the water. There are many places where celery soil exists that is as yet unutilized for the growing of that plant. Celery is a boon to the farmer in that it takes for its natural habitat soil that is not suitable for many or his crops. Not only Is here the advantage that the low lands can be used that would be otherwise but serviceable for meadows, but the generally even distribution of the muck lands and the open ditches make irrigation easily possible. Thus the farmer can be sure of a crop, even In me dryest of years. In such a case the coming in o£ this celery crop may make up for losses sustained on the lands that cannot be made resistant to drouth. The plant can be grown on the uplands, where of course its will be determined largely uy made July SO, the ground turning up hard and lumpy. It was worked with harrows and float until in fair tilth. October 16-17 a rain fell, wetting the ground four to six inches, and the late both early and late-plowed plats seeded. Prom the time the wheat started until it was struck by the rust that on the early plowed ground appeared more thrifty and promised a better yield. The rust ruined all plats. The early plowed land yielded 6.4 bushels per acre, the late plowed 6.5 bushels. A trial was made of ordinary and thorough preparation of ground for That given ordinary treatment was harrowed and floated until in fail- condition, but having many small clods on the surface, a condition liked by many Kansas wheat growers. That given thorough treatment was gone over with disc harrow and float until a fine dust mulch four inches deep was made. The ordinary treatment yielded 19 bushels per acre, weighing 53.7 pounds per struck bushel. The thorough treatment gave 22.4 bushels per acre, weighing 54.7 pounds per struck bushel, a gain in yield of nearly 18 per cent for thorough treatment. Two trials were made of ordinary treatment of ground for wheat, thorough treatment and of treating it with the Campbell sub-surface packer. In one test the yields were, ordinary treat- Every Action And every thought requires an expenditure of vitality which must be restored by means of the blood flowing to the brftifl and other organs. This blood must be pure, rich and nourishing. It is made so by Hood's Sarsaparilla which is thus the great strength-giving medicine, the cure for weak nerves, scrofula, catarrh, and all diseases caused by poorfimpnte blood* Hood's Sarsaparilla Is America's Greatest If edicine. $1; six for $5. Hood's Pills cure indigestion. 25 cents. success tlie state of the weather. Fertilizing is done as for other X 1 Cl Llllftii-lfe *" I crops, and in such cases barn-yard manure is preferable to any other kind. Nitrate of soda is used to soma extent, as are also lime and gypsum. The seed for the early crop is usually sown in hot beds during the first halt of March. If one has a greenhouse of this may be used for starting course to the is not worth while. You only have hurt, a hound. Better be off for the Upper Saranac, into which the mountains of God's eternal strength look down and moor their shadows. As for your physical disorders, the worst strychnine you can take is fretfulness, and the best medicine is religion. I know people who were only a little disordered, yet have fretted themselves Into complete valetudinarianism, while others put their trust in God and come up from the very shadow of death, and have lived comfortably twenty-five years with only one lung. A man with one lung, but God with him, is better off than a godless man with two lungs. I saw whole chains of lakes in Ike Adirondacks, and from one height you can see thirty, and there are said to be over eight hundred in the great wilderness of New York. So near are they to each other that your mountain guide picks up and carries the boat from lake to lake, the small distance between them for that reason called a "carry." And the realm of God's Word is one long chain of bright, refreshing lakes; each promise a lake, a very short carry between them, and though for ages the pursued have been drinking out of them, they are full up to the top of the green banks, and the same David describes them, and they seem so near together that in three different places he speaks of them as a continuous river, saying: "There I", a river, the streams whereof shall make glad the city of God;" "Thou shall make them drink of the rivers of thy pleasures;" "Thou greatly enrichest it with the river of God, which is full of water." But many of you have turnfd your back on that supply, and confront your trouble, and you are soured with yrur circumstances, and you are fighting society and you are fighting a pursuing world, and troubles, instead of driving yoi into the cool lake of heave >ly comfort, have made you stop and turn around and lower your head, and it is simply antler against tooth. I do not blame you. Probably under the same circumstances I would have done worse. But you are all wrong. You need to do as the reindeer does in February and March—it sheds its horns. The Rabbinical writers allude to this resignation of antlers by the stag when they say of a man who ventures his money in risky enterprises, he has hung it on the stag's horns; and a proverb in the far East tells a man who has foolishly lost hie fortune to go and find where the deer sheds her horns. My brother, quit the antagonism of your circumstances, quit misanthrophy, quit complaint, quit pitching into your pursuers, be as wise as, next spring, will be all the deer of the Adirondacks. Shed your horns. Through Jesus Christ make this uou your God and you can withstand anything and everything, and that which affrights others will inspire you. As in time of an earthquake when an old was startled one day as he heard a stepping 'on the Ice, and he cocked the rifle ready to meet anything that came near. He found a man, barefooted and Insane from long exposure, approaching him. Taking him into his canoe and kindling fires to warm him, he restored him and found out where he had lived, and took him to his home, and found all the village in great excitement. A hundred men were searching for this lost man, and his family and friends rushed out to meet him; and, as had been agreed at his first appearance, bells were rung and guns were fired, and banquets spread. Well, when some of you step out of this wilderness, where you have been chilled and torn and sometimes lost amid the icebergs. Into the warm greetings of all the villages of the glorified, and your friends rush out to give you welcoming kiss, the news that there is another soul forever saved will call the caterers of heaven to spread the banquet, and the bellmen to lay hold of the rope in the tower, and while the chalices click at the feast, and the bells clang from the turrets, it will be a scene so uplifting I pray God I may be there to take part in the celestial merriment. "Until the day break and the shadows flee away, be thou like a roe or a young hart upon the mountains of Bether." the plants. The advice is given cover the seed very lightly, say a sixteenth of an inch, and to keep ground moist till the plants have tained a good start. One writer says cbver the top of the ground with paper or boards till the seeds sprout. , For the crop that is expected to ri- peu late in the fall the seed may be sown out of doors almost any time in spring previous to June. When tho plants are large enough to transplant they should be set in rows, the plants to be six inches apart in the row and the rows four or five feet apart. From that on the culture is not much different from that given |o most other plants surface cultivation between the rows being practiced. If the field is a large one it may be found better to use a horse cultivator, when it may be advisable to have the rows more than four feet apart. Blanching is done in various ways, by the use of boards or by hilling up the earth around the plants. But when the celery is not to be put onto the market till late in the winter it is not often blanched till it is about to be disposed of. ment, 15.5 bushels; thorough treatment, 17.7 bushels, and treated with the sub-surface packer 18.4 bushels. In the other trial the yields per acre were, ordinary treatment, 8.6 bushels; thorough treatment, 9.8 bushels; subsurface packer run over the ground once, 10.4 bushels, and packer used three times, 10.7 bushels. The station has had an acre in wheat continuously for the past eighteen years without manure to test the fertility of the land. This year just before the appearance of the rust this acre promised a yield of 30. bushels. The wheat was nearly destroyed by the rust and the yield was 9.77 bushels. The product of eighteen years has been 342.5 bushels, an average of 19 bushels per year. The chief work of the station this season in wheat has been in crossing varieties to secure higher yields and more gluten. Three thousand crosses were made this summer and will be planted this fall. Mr. Curzon'g Suliiry. The Indian vice royality was in time past regarded as the one great financial prize among satrapies, but it is understood to have become, in part, no doubt, by reason of the fall in the rupee, much reduced in value, The salary ($125,000) is not large for a functionary who has to maintain so much pomp and circumstance, but the allowances for expenses are on a very liberal scale. In the case of other governorships it is almost impossible to "do the thing well" and to effect any saving out of the salary. It may be observed that wealthy men very rarely accept these positions. In fact, it may be questioned whether a wealthy man has ever held the vice royalty of India, Lord Brassey, Lord Jersey and Lord Aberdeen, among governors, are rare exceptions, and the first named, as governor of Victoria, when the salary had been reduced from $50,000 to ?35 r 000, refused to take it if a further reduction were made. Apple Crop at Uome and Abroad. According to data compiled by the Boston Chamber of Commerce, the probable yield of apples in the New England states will be about one-half an average crop, while the same applies to New York, with quality mostly inferior. Virginia, Maryland, Pennsylvania and Kentucky, about one-third of a crop. Missouri, Kansas, Arkansas, Illinois and Indiana, considerably less than last year. Michigan, California, Colorado and Oregon, many more than last year. These predictions are made by the same authority as regards the crop in the countries named: Great Britain — Considerably heavier than last year, the bulk of which will consist of later varieties. ' France and Belgium—Fair crop of late varieties. Spain and Portugal—Early varieties rather light, with later varieties heavier. Holland and Germany—Will not have a large crop, as fallings of late' varieties have been considerable, more especially in Germany, while Holland will be heavier in early varieties. Nova Scotia—A fair crop, and by some it is estimated that over 200,000 barrels will be shipped. Ontario—East of Toronto, not so heavy as last year, while west of Toronto there will be many times more than last year. The prospects are that the fall varieties will not be required in Great Britain, except in very moderate quantities, as their apples and those from the continent will almost answer requirements until winter apples from the United States are ready for shipment. Effect of Feed on Porlc. Of course, hogs, like other animals, and even like human beings, will contract a depraved appetite, says a writer in an exchange. If forced for long to consume acidulated food, he will grow to prefer It, just as the toper craves alcoholic drink, or as the opium-eater craves the baneful drug that has destroyed his will while perverting his physical condition. Sometimes a grower will assert that "high" food is best for swine, but the assertion is unscientific and easily disproved by practice. One who will separate his swine into two groups for feeding, the one with wholly unfermented foods, and the other with sour and putrid foods of the so-called "swill" class, will, when he comes to killing, find a vast difference between the texture, color, flavor and other qualities of the meats in the two groups. It is undeniable that the quality of the food is recorded in the quality of the flesh produced by it, and this fact should forever be borne in mind by the grower of swine. Western corn-fed pork can be recognized even in ham and bacon by its texture and flavor. Swill- fed pork bears its ' distinguishing marks from pen to pan. Acorn-fed pork is recognizable anywhere and everywhere by the "tang" of the acrid meat of the acorns. The pork of the creamery-fed swine would never be mistaken by any one who has ever made a comparative examination of the pork of swine fed on various foods. The grower must keep these Indisputable points in mind when he outlines his practice with his swine. OF IJJTKRE8T TO ALL. A horse will live twenty-five days •.vitliout food, merely drinking- water. An injury to the. tongue is repaired by nature with more rapidity thnn is the case with any other part of the system. "Eldress Dorothy 1 ' Durjrin, the liead of the Shaker community near Concord, N. 11.. who died recently, lintl been at the head of that settlement for nearly fifty years. Sir Herbert Kitchener's success in the Soudan adds another name to the list of Irish commanders who have won victories for England, for this general was born in County Kerry. The consummation of horseflesh as liuninn food 1ms slightly decreased during- the year in Paris, being' 4.47:2 tons. This \vas derived from 20,878 horses. 53 mules and 23!i donkeys. A wonderful shawl is possessed by the Duchess of Northumberland. It once belonged to Charles X. of France, and was made entirely from the fur of Persian cats. Althmipli the shawl is eight feet square, it is of such fine texture that it cnn be compressed iuto an ordinary coffee cup. A Funeral Reform Association _ has been organized in London. Its views are thus expressed: "No darkened house, no durable coffin, no special .-nourninp attire, no bricked grave, no unnecessary show, no avoidable expense, and'no unusual eat.inp- or drink- I luff."' About 5,000 words in the English language have no rhyme to them. These include such important words as honor,' virt v.e. gulf. month and cob The longest courtship on record was that of Robert Taylor, postmaster at Scnrvn, Ireland, lie com ted bis ladylove for fifty yours, and married her in 1872, -when his age was 108. He recently died in his 134th year. Grout D»y for Votcrntm. In some respects the most striking feature of Peace Jubilee Week at the Exposition, at Omaha, will be the friendly meeting of the Blue and the Gray oil "North nnd South Uiindsliak- ing'Day," October 11th, and on "Army and Navy Day 1 ' and "Veteran Soldiers' Day,' 1 October 13th. Greatefforts have been made to secure a large attendance of federal and zonferterate veteransfor this occasion, and there is tio doubt that-the gathering will be one of the most memorable of its kind in the history of the country. The Grand Army of the Republic through its command- ei-in-chief, the Women's Relief Corps, through its national president, and the Daughters of .the Confederacy, through their national president, have been invited to be present and the invitations have been given very wide publicity, A number of prominent speakers have accepted invitations to deliver addresses at cnmp fires to be held morning nnd evening of the two days named. It will be a fitting accompaniment to the celebration over the close of the war of 1S98 that the men who bore the brunt of the fight in the early sixties shall stand upon the same platform and address the participants in that great struggle. Have You Any Children T We have just issued a large book entitled "Chnts With Mothers," which contains much valuable information and should be in every home. Mailed free to any mother. Address Muco-Solvent Co., Chicago.IU. Competition Between Breeds.—I do not believe in any prize being offered in any exhibition that antagonizes breeds in different classes. The Asiat- ics, American, English, Mediterranean, Spanish, Game, Polish, French, each should stand solely on its own merit, competing only with fowls of the same breed. Collective prizes in each should be based on first and second prizes, and merit cards given to all birds in the class that score within one point of the money, denying these merit cards to all specimens failing to score 92 points, or more if they are chickens, and to fowls failing to score 90. This demands equal merit, no matter what the breeds, and protects the generous supporter of our exhibitions against the one who only shows very few, and purchased at that, in many cases. This will give full protection to poultry culture in America, and is all that is needed.—I. K. Felch in Fanciers' Review. " Last year the United States exported 360 locomotives, valued at about $3,000,000; sewing mnchines to the value of $3,500.000, nnd typewriters worth 81,500,000. .To Cure Const Ipntion DVrever, Take Cuscarefs c'tinrtv I'mimrilo. 11)0 or ''•<"> If C. C. C. lull to curu drunelxui rufnnrt moner. If you want to bo appreciated, di« or pay your debts. Christian woman asked whether 4e> tfje buckshot of tbe trapper, It is appearance tba,t tbe paint- falls to, sketcb,. an4 dream on a pillow of bero* ftt tbe loot o{ St. Regis U» able to When, twepty wiles *''° m '|t «ojaej flows at j»vt» T t$> she was scared, answered: "No, I am glad that I have a God who can shake tbe world;" or, as in a financial paolc, wben a Christian merchant was asked \t be did npt fear he would break, answered: "Yes, I shall breaK wben the fiftieth Psalm breaks in tbe day o| trouble; I will deliver thee and thou Shalt glorify me." Oh, Christian and w<?me» pursued o| a»noy- and exasperations, remember that tbifi hunt; whether * »W b ,w» l m. r I s •_ full f>t*V •••HI af*mr\ HO No Evidence. A man was on trial in-Western America on a charge of catching a certain fish that weighed less than two pounds. The constable who made the arrest testified to catching the prisoner with the fish in his possession. "Where are the fish?" asked the lawyer for the defendant. "Why, they wouldn't keep," answered the officer. "What did you do with them." "Well, I knew that they wouldn't keep, so—I—disposed of them." "But what did you do with them?' 1 "My wife cooked them." "And you ate them?" "Yes." "Your Honor I ask that bis case be dismissed." "Charge dismissed and defendant discharged," ruled the Justice of the Peace, ''on ground that the arresting officer ate the evldence."--Tit-Bits. She Po»t »W Won. Her Mother—"I saw him kiss you; I am. terribly shocked! I did not {or a»t }m»gl»e be would dare to gueb a liberty!" b u«Hi» ?wt, * Kansas Wheat Experiment*. Wheat went through the winter in good condition and started well in the spring, when, March 22, a freeze cut it to the ground. Thisi delayed ripening two weeks, making it so late that it was caught by the black rust after the usual time of ripening. The black rust appeared June 17, as most of our wheat was in the dough, and in three days wheat that had promised a yield of 30 to 40 bushels per acre was hardly worth cutting, tbe plants were dead, the straw fallen over and the grains shrunken to less than half size. We grew fifty-four varieties, but most of them were so badly injured by the rust that they were not cut. The highest yield of the Turkey, our standard hard wheat, was 18 bushels per acre, while the highest yield of the Zimmerman, our standard soft wheat, was 2$ bushels per acre. A test was made to determine whether it is best to plow the ground in a drouth and harrow it into ,.„ . shape ready for seeding at the usual bet him he time or wait until $ rain comes and The early plowing was Cleanliness in ^wine Raising.— "Whoever would raise hogs without disease (and this is necessary to obtain the highest profit) must get rid of the notion that the hog is naturally a filthy animal; that filth is less distasteful and unhealthful to him than to the steer or horse, and that it Is impossible because of the nature of the animal to surround the hog with sanitary conditions. Filth is a prolific source of disease among all animals; and because the bog is brought into contact with the most filth, there Is the most disease among swine, Filth opposes the health and thrift of swine Just as it opposes the health of horses qr man. The first step in growing Uogs without diseases is to keep filth away from them, to give them clean food, clean drink, clean quarters, clean shelters."—Farmers' Bulletin. Right Here Heraid, then To prevent damage to furniture wben dusting, the wooden or metal portion of the brusii is provided with a cap or band of ruboer, which slips over tbe handle and covers tbe back. would be a good place for t well-put argument §3 to why people should deal with YOU, , , THIS 5PACE IS FOR SALE ft's a bill-board that goes TO people, and is read by sveryljody in this we* of the country, j ~' i i- •' >. >;f'iA., ;••., >r 'S

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