The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on November 22, 1899 · Page 3
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Algona, Iowa
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Wednesday, November 22, 1899
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THg tJPFEB DES MOINES: ALGONA, IOWA, WEDNES8DAY B-JC_^-^~ -- , - . «.„«,..., , A --- f _, --- . --- , ___ _______ ,.,.__.. „....„.. _____ „ ... . _______ _._,_. ____ _______ .,_.., ___ _.__„.__., _ . . 7 22, 1899, ^™» ^*- -««•-«.» SEBMON. RATION" TH£ SUBJECT OF ^LATEST DISCOURSE. fcnd ITe Shalt rind, Knock and it Be Opened Unto IT*"—"Seek the While He May B« Found"— Ih B5!6. h stands head and shoulders ihe other Old Testament authors Vid descriptiveness of Christ prophets give an outline of our '"s features. Some of them pre- s It were, the side face of Christ; a bust of Christ;, but Isaiah US the full length portrait of Other Scripture writers excel ie things. Ezekiel more weird, more pathetic, Solomon more mmatic, Habakkuk more sub- but when you want to see coming out from the gates of ly in all his grandeur and glory, .voluntarily turn to Isaiah. So if the prophesies in regard to might be called the "Oratorio Messiah," the writing of Isaiah "Hallelujah Chorus," where all tons wave and all the trumpets Isaiah was not a man picked t of insignificance by Inspiration, known and honored. Josephus hilo, and Sirach extolled him in .writings. What Paul was among .postles, Isaiah was among the ets. text finds him standing on a .tain of inspiration, looking out ;he future, beholding Christ ad- ng, and anxious that all men t know him; his voice rings down ges: "Seek ye the Lord while He ;be found." "Oh," says some one, was for olden times." No, my T. If you have traveled In other you have taken a circular letter "edit from some banking h'ouse in York, and in St. Petersburg or ie, or Rome, or Melbourne, or Cal- you presented that letter and nancial help immediately. And t you to understand that the instead of being appropriate for ;e, or for one land, is a circular for all ages and for all lands, EWherever it is presented for help, elp comes: "Seek ye the Lord he may be found." pme today with no halrspun the•;of religion, with no nice dlstlnc- with no elaborate disquisition; th an. urgent call to personal re- The gospel of Christ is a powTmedicine: it either kills or cures, are those who say "I would like icome a Christian. I have been ng a good while for the right of influences to come;" and still are waiting. You are wiser in jdly things than you are In rellgl- ings. If you want to get to Al- you go to the Grand Central ft, or to the steamboat wharf, and, .g got your ticket, you do not sit on the wharf or sit in the you get aboard the boat or And yet there are men who say jf are waiting to get to heaven— "ng, waiting, but not with intelli- walting, or they would get on :d the line of Christian influences would bear them into tbe kingdom d. you know very well that to a thing is to search for it with ,est endeavor. If you want to see Ttaln man in this city, and there matter of $10,000 connected with r seeing him, and you cannot at it find him, you do not give up the ih. 'You look in the directory, but cannot find the name; you go in es where you think, perhaps, he mingle, and, having found the of the city where he lives, but :aps not knowing the street, you go gh street after street, and from to block, and you keep on search- ir weeks and months. say: '"It Is a matter of $10,000 fther I see him or not." Oh, that were as persistent in seeking for t! Had you one half that persist- you would long ago have found who is the joy of the forgiven ;. We may pay our debts, we may d church, we may relieve the we may be public benefactors, yet all our life disobey text, never seek God, never heaven. Oh, that the spirit od would, help me, while I show you, in carrying out the if my text, first, how to seek the and in the second place, when him. .ark, in the first place, you are the Lord through earnest and j prayer. God Is not an auto- a despot seated on a throne, arms resting on brazen lions, Sentinel pacing up and down at "t of the throne. God Is a father in a bower, waiting for his to come and climb on his nd get bis kiss and bis bene- Prayer is the cup with which 3 the "fountain* of living " and dip up refreshment for our soul. Grace dges not come to rt as we set a cask at the cor- the house to catch tbe rain in 'Wer. It is a pulley fastened to •one of God, which we pull, g the blessing. not care so much what posture e, in prayer, nor how large an of voice you use. You might on your face before God, it npt pray right inwardly there a no response. You might cry ;op oj your voice, and unless ypu spirit within, your cry ;o no farther up than the shout [W*bpy at bis oxen. Prayer must "iying, earnest, loving.' Yo« are sonje summer 4^ ft»<l up, ana a bird, affright smooth its ruffled plumage. Ton feel Ite fluttering heart Ton say, "foot thing, poor thing!" Now a prayer goes out of the storm of this world Into the window of God's mercy, and he catches it, and he feels its fluttering pulse, and he puts it in his own bosom of affection and safety. Prayer is a warm, ardent, pulsating exercise. It is an electric battery which, touched, thrills to th* throne of God! It Is the diving- bell In which we go down into the depths of God's mercy and bring tip "pearls of great price." There was an instance where prayer made the waves of the Gennesaret solid as stone pavement. Oh, how many wonderful things prayer has accomplished! Have you ever tried it? In the days when the Scotch Covenanters were persecuted, and the enemies were after them, one of the head men among the Covenant- ers prayed: "Oh, Lord, we be as dead men unless thou shalt help us! Oh. Lord, throw the lap of thy cloak over these poor things'!" And instantly a Scotch mist enveloped and ,hid the persecuted from their persecutors—the promise literally fulfilled: "While they are yet speaking I will hear." Have you ever tried the power of prayer? God says: "He Is loving, and faithful and patient." Do you believe that? You are told that Christ came to save sinners. .Do you believe that? You are told that all you have to do to get the pardon of the gospel Is to ask for it. Do you believe that? Then come to him and say: "Oh, Lord, I know thou canst not lie. Thou hast told me to come for pardon, and I could get it. I come, Lord. Keep thy promise and liberate my captive soul." Oh, that you might have an altar In the parlor, In the kitchen, in the store, in the bam, for Christ will be willing to come again to the manger to hear prayer. He would come to your place of business, as he confronted Matthew, the tax commissioner. If a measure should come before congress that you thought would ruin the nation, how you would send in petitions and remonstrances! And yet there has been enough sin in your heart to ruin it forever, and you have never remonstrated or petitioned against it. If your physical health failed, and you had the means, you would go and spend the summer in Germany, and the winter In Italy, and you would think it a very cheap outlay If you had to go all round the earth to get back your physical health. Have you made any effort, any expenditure, any exertion for your immortal and spiritual health? Oh, that you might begin to seek after God with earnest prayer. Some of you have been working for years and years for the support of your families. Have you given one half day to the working out of your salvation with fear and trembling? You came here with an earnest purpose, I take it, as I have come hither with an earnest purpose, and we meet face to face, and I tell you, first of all, if you want to find the Lord you must pray, and pray, and pray. I remark again, you must seek the Lord through Bible study. The Bible is the newest book in the world. Oh, you say, "it was made hundreds of years ago, and the learned men of King James translated it hundreds of years ago." I confute that Idea by telling you. it is not five minutes old, when God, by his blessed spirit, retranslates it into the heart. If you will, in the seeking of the way of life through scripture study, implore God's light to fall upon the page, you will find that these promises are not one second old, and that they drop straight from the throne of God into your heart. * * * Oh, my friends, if you merely want to study the laws of language, do not go to the Bible. It was not made for that. Take "Howe's Elements of Criticism"—it will be better than the Bible for that. If you want to study metaphysics, better than the Bible will be the writings of William Hamilton. But If you want to know how to have sin pardoned, and at last to gain the blessedness of heaven, search the scriptures, "for in them ye have eternal life." When people are anxious about their souls, there are those who recommend good books. That is all right. But I want to tell you that the Bible is the best book under such circumstances. Baxter wrote "A Call to the Unconverted," but the Bible is the best call to the unconverted. Phillip Dodrldge wrote "The Rise and Progress of Religion in the Soul," but the Bible is the best rise and progress. John Angell James wrote "Advice to the Anxious Inquirer," but the Bible is the best advice to the anxious inquirer. Oh, the Bible is the very book you need, anxious and inquiring soul! A dying soldier,said to his mate: "Comrade, give me a drop!" The comrade shook up the canteen and said: "There isn't a drop of water in the canteen." "Ob," said the dying soldier, "that's not what I want; feel in my knapsack for my Bible," and his comrade found the Bible and read him a few of the gracious promises, and the dying soldier said: "Ah, that's what I want There isn't anything like the Bible for a dying soldier, is there, my comrade?" Oh, blessed book while we Jive! Blessed bopk when we diej Sin is an awful disease. I hear people, say with a toss of the head and With a trivial manner; "Ob, yes, J'm a sinner." Sin Is an awful disease. It is leprpsy. jt is (Jrppsy, It ip consumption. It is all moral cUaorders in one. NOW you know there is a crisis in a disease. Perhaps you have had some illustrar tioB Q; it Jo your family, Spwetimes? the physician has called, and «e has crisis has passed, if you had called me yesterday, or this morbing, I conld have cured the patient. It Is too late now; the crisis has passed." Just so it is in the spiritual treatment of the soul—there is a crisis. There are some here who can remember instances in life when, if they had bought a certain property, they would have become very rich. A fe# acres that would have cost them almost nothing was offered them. They refused them. After a large village of city sprung up on those acres of ground, and they see what a mistake they made in not buying the property. There was an opportunity of getting It. It never came back again. And so it Is in regard to a man's spiritual and eternal fortune. There is a chance; if you let that go perhaps It never comes back. Certainly, that one never comes back. A gentleman told me that at the battle of Gettysburg he stood upon a height lookiag off upon the conflicting armies. He said it was the most exciting moment of his life; now on« army seeming to triumph and now ths other. After awhile the host wheeled in such a way that he knew that In five minutes the whole question would be decided. He said the emotion was almost unbearable. There is just sucU a time today with you. The forces of light on one side, the forces of death on the other side, and In a few moments the matter will be settled for eternity. > T ( here is a time which mercy has set for leaving port. If you are on board before that, you will get a passage for heaven. If you are not on board you miss your passage for heaven. As in law courts, a case is sometimes adjourned from' term W term, and from year to year, till the bill of costs eats up the entire estate, so there are men who are adjourning the matter of religion from time to time, and from year to year, until heavenly bliss is the bill of costs the man will have to pay for it. Why defer this matter, oh, my dear hearer? Have you any idea that Sin will wear out? That it will evaporate? That it will relax its grasp? That you may find religion as a man accidentally finds a lost pocketbook? Ah, no! No man ever became a Christian by accident. The embarrassments are all the time increasing. The hosts of darkness are recruiting, and the longer you postpone this matter the deeper tho path will become. I ask those men who are before me now whether,in the ten or fifteen years they have passed in the postponement of these matters, they have become any nearer God or heaven I would not be afraid to challenge thla whole audience, so far as they may not have found the peace of the gospel, in regard to the matter. Your hearts, you are willing frankly to tell me, are becoming harder and harder, and that if you come to Christ it will be more of an undertaking now than it ever would have been before. The throne of judgment will soon be set; and, If you have anything to do toward your eternal salvation, you had better do it now, for the redemption of your soul is precious, and it ceaseth forever. Oh, if men could only catch one glimpse of Christ, I know they would love him! Your heart leaps at the sight of a glorious sunrise or sunset. Can you be without emotion as the sun of righteousness rises behind Calvary, and sets behind Joseph's sepulchre? He Is a blessed Savior. Every nation has Its type of beauty. There is German beauty, and Swiss beauty, and Italian beauty, and English beauty; but I care not in what land a man first looks at Christ he pronounces him "chief among ten thousand and one altogether lovely." FASTING FOR INVALIDS. It is a strongly implanted idea that when a person is 111 feeding up must be necessary, and all the more so when no appetite for food exists. This la quite an error In many cases, for -it may be that abstinence is needed so that the digestive organs should have rest in order to do their work as well as ever again. Nature may generally be trusted not to lead one astray, so when there is a lack of appetite or even a feeling of repulsion for food it is, as a rule, wise to abstain from eating until the desire for food returns. A person suffering acutely from indigestion cured himself by a fast lasting several days, during which he satisfied his thirst with water, but took nothing else. On the second day he experienced the pain of hunger, but he persisted in his fast, and though it lasted six days he was able to do all his work as usual, and without the slightest inconvenience. Then wb,en he took food again he found that his dyspepsia had vanished and he was able to digest ordinary food, which he had not done for a long time. ' The man simply applied the treatment advocated by Dr. Emmet Densmore, who says: "The more serious the attack of illness, the longer duration of fast needed. From three to six days will be found usually the time indicated; but one, two pr even three weeks' fasting will be found advisable in extreme cases, Let nature be absolutely trusted, When the patient has been denied food long enough to overcome the inflammation, which is liable to be mistaken for appetite, then give nourishment as sopn. as a»4 no sooner than tbe patient craves jtor $004." We j»ay smile as iftUQh ag wg at Scripture, yet' every wor4 has snokeq irUJ be fMMHed,, be ATtitl AINU MATTERS OF INTEREST AGRICULTURISTS. TO Some Up-to-bate ttlntn of the Soil About Cot* and tleldl Thereof—Horticulture, VUlonltnre and Floriculture. . , Clearing i'«nd Without Grubbing. The destruction of forest timber by means other than grubbing the trees out has, for many ye«lrs, been an object or research by experimentalists, and various recipes have been given as In-- allible but there has always been a flaw somewhere, and tbe discovery hat come to nought There is, however* one method of getting rid of heavy imber which has proved successful, although very slow, and consequently can only be adopted where the necessity does not exist for speedy work, says he Queensland Agricultural Gazette. Some dozen acres at Woody Point have been cleared of very large trees, some white gums especially having a diameter of from six to seven feet. The and was heavily Umbered, and yet was cleared at a cost of about 26s. per acre. The owner, who is fond of making experiments in this line, found In an American paper a process of de*- stroying growing trees, and determined to try it on his land. With an inch auger ho bored deep holes in the trees and filled them with powdered salt- petre. He then plugged, up the holes, and on examining them some weeks afterward he found that the salt had been entirely absorbed. He replenished the holes two or three times and waited to see the trees wither. Instead of this, to his great regret, he found that they had increased in density and beauty of foliage. The salt seemed to have given them new life, as it was carried with the circulating sap from roots to leaves. Evidently something was wrong. After a time he met a Canadian gentleman to wh'om he casually mentioned his experiment, and expressed his opinion that he could not have read the recipe correctly. The Canadian, however, told him that he was quite right. Saltpetre was the only ingredient used, and thousands of acres were cleared by its use in Canada. What had to be done, however, after the salt had been carried through the* trees was to rlngbark them, and when they dead to fire them. The Woody Point man set to work and carried out the ringbarking. When the treefc were quite dead he set them on fire, with tho result that the trees burned completely out, even to the farthest tips of the roots. Before all were burned out heavy rains came on and swamped the stump holes, putting out the fires, but the experiment was a decided success. Wheat In Canada, Experiments with winter wheat under the direction of the Ontario Agricultural union give results which may be summarized as follows: 1. In average ylel,d per acre, Dawson's Golden Chaff stood highest among eleven varieties tested over Ontario in 1893, among nine varieties In each of the years 1894, 1895 and 1896, and among seven varieties in each of the years 1897, 1898 and 1899. 2. In the co-operative experiments quette" was evolved. A sparkling, fruity but harmless beverage. Following is a recipe furnished by one of the leading manufacturers of Bordeaux: Five pounds of raisins, five pounds of dried apples, and five gallons of water. Put in ah open cask and let stand for three days; bottle with a half-teaspoonful of sugar and a bit of cinnamon in each bottle. Vary the flavor to .suit the* taste, In 1898.50,000,000 gallons Of this beverage were'used in France. Of interest to us ie the market Offered for dried apples. The consul says that "'The dried apples used in its manufacture are the lowest grade.of windfalls—sliced, including skins, cores, and 'inhabitants' without distinction us to quality of variety, ,e*cept as follows; , "(1) The thin slices must be well dried and securely packed, so as not to color or heat upon the voyage. The slices must be white and have a spicy odor or they will not sell. (2) Decayed or over-ripe fruit should not be used, as it gives too dark a color to the product and will not bring a price sufficient to pay cost ot shipment." Horticultural Observation. From time to time we hear reports of the enormous profits realized from gardens under glass. An English gardener claimed a ;short time ngo (that he could make more money from ten acres under glass than most men could make from 10,000 acres of land not under glass. This is p'robably a little strong for most of us to accept. However, that enormous sums are made by men that farm under glass is true, but it Is also true that the expense is correspondingly great. The writer knows of a man at Minneapolis who has a considerable area under glass. He sells annually several thousand dollars' worth of cucumbers and tomatoes before other growers get the Same products into the market. As he has no competition he can set his own price, and he does. We have recently seen an account of a German gardener located near Leadville, Colo,, who sells several thousand dollars^ worth of cucumbers each winter from his glass garden, charging sometimes as high as 75 cents per cucumber. The Wealthy apple Is one that is very valuable in the Northwest, where it Is so difficult to raise any kind of apple of fair quality. To find apples that will stand all tests as to hardiness and productiveness is not an easy task, and some of the best horticulturists in tho west and northwest have devoted much time during their lives to produce something that would be a benefit to future generations. Among the many attempts few havq succeeded. One of the successes has been the Wealthy apple, and the successful man was Peter M. Gideon, residing at Excelsior, Minn. The Wealthy apple has proved so successful that it is fruited over a wide stretch of country. Vast sums of money have been made out of it, and it promises to be a greater money-maker in the future. It is only fair that the growers o£ Wealthy apples be duly grateful to the originator. We understand that Mr. Gideon is now more than 84 years of age in destitute circumstances. Apple-growers have started a movement to in some degree reward Mr. Gideon for what he has done. A plan has been put on foot to have each man that Is growing for 1899, Stewart's Champion Bearded the Wealthy apple assess himself 1 Winter Fife, and Dawson's Golden Chaff came through the tWinter the best, the Golden Drop the poorest. 3. Early Red Clawson ana Imperial Amber were the first, and the Bearded Winter Fife and Stewart's Champion were the last, to mature in 1899. 4. Dawson's Golden Chaff and Early Genessee Giant possessed the strongest straw, and the Bearded Winter Fife the weakest in the tests of the present year. 6. Stewart's Champion and Bearded Winter Fife produced the longest, and the Golden Drop the shortest, straw in 1899. 6. In the co-operative experiments of each of the past six years, Dawson's Golden Chaff was one of the least, and the Early Genessee Giant was one of the most, affected by rust. 7. In 1899 all varieties were practically free from smut, as the seed used was so free from smut spores. 8. Stewart's Champion and Daw- Bon's Golden Chaff produced the plumpest, and Imperial Amber and Early Red Clawson the most shrunken, grain in this year's tests. 9. Stewart's Champion and Dawson's Golden Chaff were the most popular varieties, and the golden drop the least popular, with tbe experimenters in 1899. . 10. During the past seven years Dawson's Golden Chaff has been an exceedingly popular variety with the farmers who have been conducting these co - operative experiments throughout Ontario. cent per tree per year and forward the amount to Mr. Gideon. We hope thet those among our readers that are growing this variety of apple will fall Into 'line and forward the sum indicated. New Use for Dried Apple!). It seems that tbe consumption of wine Jn France is steadily diminishing owing partly to the prevailing opinion among tbe common people that wine is too frequently injuriously adulterated, so they have turned to a beverage which they believe is too cheap to warrant adulteratiori, namely, cider. In 1895 the consumption of cider in Paris alone was upwards of 10,000,000 gallons. But in 189? owing to tbe failure of the apple crop in tbe provinces where tbe product was made, the older consumption dropped to com-r paratlvely nothing. Owing to the pro* bibltive duties on cider of about sixteen cepta a gallon in Paris, Us e.x- tenslve Importation wgs impossible. It was necessary tp obtain a subjtltute "la v&loh," ss our consul §t B^rdjpus, the fcwpuf America^ author/ Alb, Jon W, Tw««, says, it muet have § pleaaeot , tt »Pttft(i fctt $? tjti is? ppPCV^mY, 4*-^ Jejinin^i. mte Isis ftw %&Pj < ^ &•',,-<'' t ( .jp^fpSt ' k9 B?™* msSi™ . ,'<.*', t ' > V<l.i-5'' : ; { » '";* '"' .' *, t''--^'" •?'• t i ' * V'>$'\r "Stagnant watef ts the best vehicle for conveying the parasites that Infest the sheep. If you hate not abundant Supply of clear, pure water, easy of a*cess to sheep, we,hasten to advise you not to* attempt sheep raising. "L6% mafishy or sponty land ts atf abomination to the flockmaster; but Kansas IB 00 free from this character of land that the caution seems uncalled for. But the ponds—the ponds sometimes called artificial lakes, but, rather, artificial cesspools—drain them, drain them dry, or apply the herd law and fence them (the sheep) out." The above true remarks were made by. Hott. F. D. Coburfc of Kansas, and will be indorsed by all practical shep* herds. It has as truly been said the hog cholera follows the course of streams, is most Virulent near their banks and fades out at a distance from such •waters. „ We know, too, that anthrax is often spread by watering ponds' and creeks and we see from the above the danger of stagnant water for sheep. In England the liver fluke, which passes one period of its life-history within the body of water snails, la, only prevalent in low-lying, marshy, places. It is likewise true of some of the intestinal parasites of sheep that they are worst on such lands and it is proverbial that sheep should be kept high and dry. Some argue that sheep do not drink water, but they should just watch them in hot summer weather when the grasses are dewless even in the early morning. They do drink water and it should be pure. We have known of wholesale abortion among ewes which drank water polluted with the leechlngs of a manure pile. We have seen an epidemic of enteric disease among sheep from drinking stagnant water, while the ophthalmic disease of sheep and cattle may often bo traced to a similar source of Infection. One always finds on investigation that a successful sheep-raising country is a country flowing with pure streams of water and dotted with, ponds fed-by everlasting springs. How to Pack Apples. Country shippers and packers of apples should make it a point to pack their fruit honestly; that is, have the fruit run alike all through the barrel, says tho Chicago Trade Bulletin. Do not endeavor to cause deception by placing good, sound, large fruit on the top and bottom of the barrel, and fill in the middle with a lot of gnarly, wormy and decayed fruit. It does not pay. The deception Is. easily detected upon investigation, and merchants do not care to have fraud practiced upon them, neither do they caro to practice it upon their customers. Full regulation sized barrels should be used. Take the barrel, one head out, nail the hoops and break off the ends of the nails at the inside; place a layer or tier of apples, good and uniform size, smooth, bright, healthy, as closely as possible, stems downward, on the lower end, then nil up a basket 'lull at a time, throwing out small, wormy, gnarly and windfall apples, and shaking the barrel well after each deposit until'' it is full two inches above the rim; place the head squarely on the apples; and with a screw or lever press, force it into place and nail securely. Turn over the barrel and joiark name of apple with red "or black lead, or stencil! Bear in mind that, to be shipped safely, fruit must be packed .tight, to prevent rat-- tling or bruising. In shipping apples tbe first of tbe season— early varieties —shippers should see that openings are cut on the side of the barrels and also in both ends, to admit of free circulation of air, wbicb w{ll greatly help. to bring apples through in good condition warm weather. Feed for Size. Horse breeders cannot make a worse mistake with their foals than to shut them away from,the dams be-i fore they can eat crushed oats and- bran. Size must be obtained in these, days, and if a youngster is allowed, to lose time during the first winter of its existence, no amount of f9rclng, will make up for it afterwards. It is not necessary or even desirable to confine them in a small yard, and stuff them with cooked foods of various sorts in order to cover their ribs with a lot of flabby fat. Plenty of room, with sound, natural food, is the best way to produce horses with good constitutions." The above paragraph, I" 1 ken from the London (Eng.) Live Stock Journal, teaches the soundest kind of doctrine. It has often been pointed out in thege columns that "calf flesh" if once lost can never be regained, and this applies with equal force in the growing of colts. The "hothouse" system of forcing is rightly denounced, for it begets a host of evils for the days of maturity however much it may tend to beautify young stock. Natural' methods and natural food are the secret of success. The former provides abundance of outdoor exercise, with' its fresh air and sunlight adjuncts,' which go so far in the production of healthy constitutions; the latter means good, heavy oats, bran, carrots and sweet, well-made fodders, rather than condlmentnl foods an£ forcing stuffs. Commence feeding the sucking foals on crushed oats, bran, etc., and they will stand wean- Ing without loss of flesh and progress upon good rations until they mature into large, sound, profitable horses. Cheese Industry in the West of England.— The dairy farmers ot Cornwall are pushing on with their cheese-making in the tar west, It was only last year tbat a few cheeses were made as a trial ^ the Technical Dairy Bcbopl uear Peazaoce, a^4 ttils ewsajer for Brome Grass Pasture.—At the experimental farm at Indian Head, Canada, an interesting experiment is being made in the seeding down of prairie land with brome grass for pasture. Brome hay was a heavy crop on tbe farm this year, some of It going 5% tons to the acre, with an average crop of' about 2% tons. An interesting fact came to light in connection with the feeding of Brome grass and hay to tho 13 work horses. The horses are weighed every month and when they had been feeding two weeks on Brome grass and hay it was found that an average gain of 40 Ibs. a bead had been made over the previous -weighing, There was no change in the' grain ration and no difference in the amount of work % performed. Flax Burn,'—The Agricultural' Insti* tute of Gembloux, Belgium, has made exhaustive research into the nature oi the malady known as "flax burn," and has learned that this disease arises from a "microscopic fungous growth living in tbe cells of tbe roots," There )s no method of direct treatment, as the parasite is internal and subterraneous. Tbe use of different manures has given no satisfaotony result. Tbe qnly remedy is to destroy "the diseased plants so that the germs will not spread; to abandon the culture of flax on tbe infected soil at least seven or eight years; also to avoid planting, turnips In tbe soil abandoned, a,a are thought to harbor the, parasite.'* Spelts Wheat.T*-At the Nort& Pftkgta spelts beiog tested, prefide.^ Worgt says wjth greit success, on $ 9 JWtW

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