ffl* FAttM DEPARTMENT. wide boar* with belled gdggg length'"" |«t«fttii» IfMttftt Poultry, df fltUftilftff •fid ttfcfdett- ttairfr tfat A SfBail Silo. ' Is the small silo a success? asks Massachusetts Ploughman. Will the ensilage keep, and does it pay? Thousands of New England farmers and milkmen, who keep from three to six bf eight cattle, are asking these questions. Most of the articles on silos apply to large structures where a nu* jneroUs herd of Cattle is kept. Many formers, who believe in ensilage in general, have not sufficient pasturage sfor & large number of cows, and hence can not well increase their stock sufficiently to use up the contents of a large sib. To farmers situated thus an interview with a small silo man will be of interest. Mr, N. E. Upham of Westott is a very capable and successful farmer, who has had about ten years* experience with silos. A FIVE-COW sito. "We built a small silo about five years ago," said Mr. Upham. "The size was 12x0^ feet and 13 feet deep. About an acre of southern ensilage corn was required to fill it, and the ensilage is iBufficient for five cows, two bushels a day for four or five months." "Does it keep?" "Yes; just as well as in any other ailo. I have another silo now, several times as large, and I can not see but that the ensilage in the small silo is just as good. Once I filled the small silo with whole corn fodder of the large kind, and the ensilage that year ihad a very loud smelL The cows would eat it well enough, and there Was no trouble except that we didn't like the odor. Other years we have had the corn cut into three-quarter inch pieces, hiring a man to bring the machinery and do the work. MAKIKG IT KEEP. "When I filled my silo with whol corn I had two tiers running length wise and alternated the layers in eacl •o that tlie interior was kept prettj Wise is eaeti dorneiv whidh is most o! the spoiled silage is found. "1 think ft circular silo wOttld be till fcette*. but laof 0 costly to make. :f i were building again 1 should ,dopt the plan of Mr. Learned of Watertown, ftfld build mv Kilo with ,he walls slanting outward, thus mak- ng it a little larger at the top than at ,he brottom. Mi?. Learned tells me bhat by tills method the weight dfc top keeps the silage pressed tightly against the sides and corners, and almost none 6f it spoils. tO GBf A* Ifcfi ENSllAOB. "I had a door tWo feet Wide, extend* tig f rom the top to the ground sUf * face. Inside the door I had a lining of matched boards, Which were re* moved one at a time as the ensilage was needed. IN FILL1KS THE SlLO, "When we used whdle corn We made a wooden trough, and sent the corn down into the silo, whete it was re» eived and packed by another man, I should advise a farmer who wishes to have a silo and pack whole corn to arrange things so that he can drive his load near the top of his silo. Where only cut corn is packed, the power carrier will take the stuff anywhere. d WEiQfiTEi) WITH LOAM OB BTONE. 1 weight the silo with about eight inches of atone. First, I cover closely with two inch planks, then lay the stones upon the planks. "One year I filled a lot of old grain and fertilizer bags with loam and used that to weight the silo. The plan worked well, and the loam became dry and was used for bedding the cattle. I shall do that way again." I*et the Hens Scratch. The natural food of fowls consists mostly of seeds, insects and grass. It is not a natural condition when the birds have but one kind of food, says Mirror and Farmer. Tho birds that build in trees and feed their young would be unable to supply them if only seeds could be provided. As the concentrated foods must ba given, the variety is also to be considered. Such substances as grass and the shoots of tender herbage are intended as much for dilution of the concentrated foods as for the nutrition to be obtained therefrom. The work, of feeding her bent upon taking cafft of itself that has little of no time to devote honoring or assisting those who hate CALLEtS JT*f but little attention id its benefactof* —at least until aitof they ate unless the feenefaetbra can get ftome aoftola "eineh" ia the way 6f ft patent oil the public and charge & good found t*ice for the benefits they confer* Col. Slitter t Who diftcoteftd told in California, atfordsan exatnple, and Col. Drake, wha spent year* of hia life, in face of an incredulous public, in demottstf atintf that it was practical to draw oil out of the bowels of the earth in Venango county Pa> 4 aflofdl another. Both died in poverty and want after having been the mean! of lonf erring untold Wealth upon other ft and of adding very largely to the wealth and comfort of the world, As another instance of this ail-too- com* mon method that seems to be the rule which modern society has adopted toward those who serve it best, we note that at the recent meeting of the American Association of Nurserymen* held at Niagara Falls, N. Y., June 6, it was stated that E. W» Bull, the propagator of the world-renowned Concord grape, was now, at the age of 83, living in an almshouse near Con* cord, Mass, it was said, also, that he had never received a cent of profit from his great contribution to the fruit list of this country. It is only proper to add that the Nurserymen's association) when the case was brought to their attention, raised a handsome purse for Mr. Bull, but if the nurserymen of the country were to take measures to place him in a condition of comfort for the small remnant of life that is probably before him, they would only be doing that which would after all be but a slight recognition of his services to their craft. A Weather-Proof Whitewash. The whitewash used by the United States government for the lighthouses and beacons, chosen for its permanence under-the most extreme exposure to the weather, is made as follows: Fresh hydraulic cement of any good standard kind, not of the more costly imported kinds, three parts, and clean fine sand one part,are mixed well with cold water and immediately applied. This gives a light brownish fried to Mate 't Engagement fttng A salesman in a Philadelphia jow- Well ftt its hands, and it pay 11 — U 6 * ry store wa9 Approached by a woman of the fashionable world and W daughter, a few days ago. The Uter looked somewhat embarrassed. A desire to get a ring f or my daugh* t \," said the woman. The salesman looted at the young lady. "Not one—another daughter. It ia Surprise." She was shown case of diamond rings, no seamed to suit her. Finally id to her daughter: "Show purs, dear." Blushingly the ipok off her elove and sparkling ring from her engage^jent finger. "I want to get one ex, vtly like that. Mow touch will it C'.A\t?" Tbe salesman looked at the i Vig, and the girl watched him as le^fvely as she could, fie recognizec *it as one he had sold to Mr. Blank \tev days before. So ho handed the Wng back to the daugh* terand saidj^'The cost of this ring, madam, was*na confidential matter between Mr. Blank and myself. We haven't aaothW like it in the house. I understood from his remarks that he thought the ring would not be valued at its intrinsic worth. However, if you WislMo know its value, take it to some pawn shop, and multiply what they will offer 1 'you by three and you will get pretty nsarly the correct price." Tho mother flounced out of the stora in great wrath. Her daughter followed, almost in tears. Prepared. It was a murky night Dark clouds lowered over the world, and here and there dropped a fringe of fog. A shriek pierced the air. She clutched her husband's nose wildly in her startled frenzy. "Heavens," she gasped, in terror, and even as she spoke the awful cry broke again upon her ears, "the paregoric bottle is empty." There was nothing to do but walk the floor.—Detroit Tribune. Waked Up In Time To the fact that a want of tone in the system is the herald of approaching disease, hosts of invalids have adopted that certain means of self rescue from impending danger, Hostetter's Stomach Bitters. This benignant tonic promotes, in no ordinary degree, digestion and assimilation, through which the blood is fertilized a_nd made strength-yielding. Besides this, inactivity of the liver, bowels and kidneys, which impede a gain of vigor, is overcome. Appetite, as well as the ability to gratify it without discomfort, is stimulated by this thorough medicinal cordial, which also has a tranquilizing effect upon nerves weak and unquiet. Food, it should be remembered, only half invigorates the dyspeptic. By the use of the Bitters its nourishing properties are made available. F,or malaria, rheumatism and tbe inilrmities of ago, use the Bitters. More iron safes are made in Cincinnati than in all the other cities of the union "combined. Walter Baker & Co., of Dorchester, J&ass., the largest manufacturers of pure, "highiRrade, non-chemically treated Cocoas and Chocolates on this continent, have just carried off the highest honors at the Midwinter Fair in San Francisco. Tne printed rules governing the judges at the fair, states that "One hundred -points entitles thei exhibit.to a special award, or Diploma of Honor." The scale, however, Is placed so high, they say, "that it will be attained only in most exceptional cases." All of Walter Baker & Co."a goods received one hundred points, entitling them to the special award stated in the rules. When the church sleep, is idle tbe devil can A PAIR OF MUTE SWANS, Illustration shows a pftir of "mute", swans. They are natives of • Northern Asia and Europe, and are among the largest and most graceful of the swan species. Their plumage is white, and bills red. They are not mute, but ; have soft low ypicee,-^Farmers' Review. even, Thq stuff was jammed down and weighted, so that it was rather hard to get it out for use, Some of it in the corners w»s spoiled, but no naore than in the large sUo, "I prefer to fill with corn th&t has not wilted much, I don't cure wbetfce? , or not it is wet. One year I filled ope of the eilos with corn cut soaking wet 'during ft big storm, and the other silo 90J?n fteld alter 'tfce rain h&d dried off, of ensilage te'botb ' state she lays fewer e^9» greater young is not incumbent on the hen by bringing the food to them, but she is intended to lead them, guide them and scratch for them, 'The feet of the he 1 * perform the same duties , as the wings of tl*e £y wp 'bird, and , fce? feet are well 'adapted, for providing food for her yowng, Hence we way rightly <jpn dude . that scratching is a natural function of > tbe domestic ben* perfOOTS greater work on th,e wing. th»» t twp white that is not so glaring, as the common lime, and has been 'found to resist moisture better than any other wash,. It adheres to, brick or stone or wooden walls or fences very firmly, In its application the walls aw first wetted with water, by which the adhesion of the ^vash is made stronger than if applied to a dry surface, Anofher good wash is made in this way;, Half a bushel of g^pd freih iiwe,' is, ?iae k ed with boiling' water and J?epi sovered from the air during the siakwf to prevent weakening of the liwe by the oarbonio acid of the air, It in strained through a fine eeive or cloth and seven pounds of uait are JWee jspftfi of.Jriw flpui 1 to a thin papte, haU a pound of Home-Seekers' Excursion- The Chicago Great Western railway run three home-seekers' excursions, namely, on Sept. ilth, Sept. 25th and Oct. 9th, 1894. Tickets will be sold from all stations to points in the north, south and west at one first-class limited fare, plus $2 for the round trip. Apply to Chicago Great Western rail way ticket agents, who will take pleasure in securing sleeping car accommodations and furnish all necessary information, or address, F. H. Lord, G. P, &T. A , Chicago, 111, 1 Aluminum drums are being used by tbe military bands. ' Three Homo Seekers' Excursions To all parts of the West and Nortwest via tbe Chicago, Milwaukee & St, Paul Railway at practically half rates. Round trip tickets, good for return passage within twenty days from date of gale, will be sold OB September 11 ftfld 35 and Octobers, 18H 1 For further information apply to the earest; coupon ticket agent or address G ftord, General Passenger and Ticket Chicago, III, without a plan is a waste q SIDE ffom the fact that the cheap baking powders contain alum, which causes indigestion and other serious ailments^ their use is extravagant, It takes three pounds of the best of them to go as far as one pound of the Royal Baking Powder, because they are deficient in leavening gas. There is both health and economy in the use of the Royal Baking Powder. ROYAL BAKINQ POWDER CO., 108 WALL STnlNEW-YORK, A Biff I5ag of Garnr. Mr. Savi's elephant-hunting expe* dition excites the Indian press to an account of its wonderful tmccess. In eight honks ho secured 220 elephants, all near Jalpaiguri. He also bagged three tigers and a tierress—• respectively ten feet two inches, nine feet eight inches, nine foot seven inches and nine feet—one rhinoceros, an elephant of ten feet, five leopards and six sambul, besides small game. Mr. Savi sold all the elephants except twenty-six before leaving Jalpaigura. One Faro Excursions Soutli Tla C.& E.I.R.B. Round trip tickets will be sold from all stations on the Chicago & Eastern Illinois R. R. on Sept. 4th, Oct. 2d, Nov. Oth and Dec. 4th, 1894, at one fare, to points in Kentucky, Tennes- deo, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina and Florida. Tickets good to return for twenty days from date of sale. Stop over allowed on going- or returning journey. For further particulars apply to any C. &. E. I. R. R. agent or Chicago city ticket office, 230 Clark street, or to Charles L. Stone, G. P. "& T. A., 355 Dearborn street, Chicago, III The horse thief kcops a running account of his doings. The Farmer's Hank. His best bank is a fine meadow, a big potato patch, a forty in World's Fair winter wheat, and twenty acres in monster rye. The best meadow is made by sowing Salzer's extra grass mixtures THIS FALL. It yields from 3 to 5 tons magnificent hay per acre. The Salzeiv Seed Co., Ea Crosse, who are the largest farm and vegetable seed growers in the world, will send you a package of new- wheat and rye, and catalogue upon receipt of 4 cents postage, w Purity can be happier in prison than sin can in a palace. Cheap Excursions. On September 11 and 25 and October 9, 1894, the North-Western Line will sell Home-Seekers' Excursion tickets tis-points in northwestern Iowa, western, Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, Manitoba, Nebraska, Colorado, Wyoming, Utah, Idaho and Montana at exceedingly low rates for the round trip. These tickets will be good for return passaga within twenty days from date of sale and will allow stop-over privileges on going trip in territory to which tickets are sold. For tickets and full information apply to Agents Chicago & North-Western Railway. Getting Even. "You barbers do a heap of talking, dou't you ?" remarked the inconsiderate man as he took his place in the chair. "Some of us do," was the answer. "People are always, kicking in the comio papers about tou having so much to say." "Well," replied the tonsorial artist, "in some cases I don't blame them.'* "Why not?" "Because it's unquestionably impolite for anybody to make an ostentatious did* play of superior knowledge." A Cross Libel- She— "1 think it is a gross libel on our sex to say that women are always thinking of dress." He— "I think so, too. There is a time when a woman puts dress almost entirely on one side." She— "When is that?" He— "When she goes in bathing." Poor Comfort. "Deacon, deacon, don't take on sol The wind is tempered to the shorn lamb, you know." "I know it, Keziah, I know it; but 1 never seen a lamb that wuz dern fool enough to answer a green gocfds circular." ~ BURNING, itching, scaly, crusty Skin Diseases, such as defy the ordinary blood medicines, are cured completely by Dr. Pierce's Golden Medical Discovery. For Scrofula in all its various forms, the worst Scrofulous Sores and SweE- ings, great eating Ulcers. and every blood-taint and disorder, this is a direct remedy. It thoroughly purifies and enriches your blood. Alexander, N. 0. DR. 9, V. PIERCE : Dear Sir —Your "Golden Medical 'Discovery " has proved a bless- -ing; to mo. It was recommended to me by>Eev. P. A. Kuylcendall. I have been a sufferer with old sores on my legs for four years. I used three bottles of it, and my legs are sound and well and my health is better thnn it has been for some time. I had the best doctors of this country treat my case and they failed to effect a-cure. Tours respectfully, Worry and the friends. grave digger are good The Modern on good food and sunshine, with .,,,,,./of exercise. In the open air. Her fo.TO gjpws with health and her face blooms jritfc fts lea^ivy, If her system needs tbe Sensing action pf a laxative remedy, U&e,| $be gentle and pleasapt liquid." tiyl, Syrup ot Figs,, ~ i Rev, jQbp~J4qNeUl has beenc ,. "*• TOT* l»"" \ great success, Home-Seekers' Excursion, The Wabash railroad wjll sell excursion tickets September Ilth and 25th and October 9th to points south, west and north at one fare for the round trip, plus two dollars, Good returning twenty days from date of sale. 1* or further information call on or address Horace Seely, Commercial Agent, 220 Fourth street, jDes Moines, la. Tbe average man can do the most work at 3 p, m., aad the least at 9 a. m, Go to Texas If you are looking for a home or a place jtor a good investment, and take advjwpag* of the cheap excursion on the Wabash rail road on September nth and 35th »Brt October 9th, For further information full particulars call OB or address Horace Seely, Commercial Agent, 830 Street, pes |Joipes, fo. Dramas w India are played ip tbe. open air, ' t ^^ t H- mnd H, SHJ«, \VeoleB.«J<3o48, JUhbQP* J .Davis International 1 Cream Separator, HandorPower. Every farmer that has cows should have one. It saves half the labor, makes one- third more butter. Separator Butter brings one-third more money. Send for circulars, DAVIS & RANKIK AGENTS WANTED, W. L. DoupiAl • ISTHEBESTY .
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