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Algona, Iowa
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Wednesday, October 13, 1897
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THE UPPER MM mwmi INTERNATIONAL PRESS ASSOCIATION. CHAPTER I. T WAS Martinmas Sunday. The evening service was just over, and the congregation, more than usually scanty, had dispersed itself over the Moss toward the various farms and fields which were scattered here and there upon it. A light still burned in the vestry, while Solomon Muckletaackit, the sexton, waited on the porch for the minister to come forth. "There'll be snaw the night." he muttered, placing the key in the oaken door, preliminary to locking up; "there'll be snaw the night, or I'm salr mista'en. And the Annan"s rising— it's snawing noo amang the hills." All at once the light in the vestry was extinguished, and the minister, a man about fifty years of age, appeared on the threshold, wrapped in a heavy winter cloak and carrying a thick staff. "Lcck up, said. Solomon obeyed, turning the key in say. But, as the minister"remainec silent, Solomon rose to go. "Are ye mlndin" the funeral the morn?" the'sexton asked, taking up his bonnet. Mr Lorraine nodded. "Can I bring ye anything'before I gang to bed? I maun rise at five to ed the truth—that the hapleSs creature had beeh left there by some one who had knocked and Hed. Still holding the child in his arms, he rail but in the garden and looked on ever? side. "Come back!" he said; "whoever yo-J are, come back!" But no one responded. - The wind moaned dismally in the trees thai lifted their black branches overhead, that was all. He ran to the gate and looked up and down the road, but could see nobody. As he stood in perplexity the child cried again loudly, and struggled in his arms. "Bless me!" he murmured, "I must take it in, or it will die of cold!" He ran back to the door and knocked loudly again and again. It was some time before he was heard. At last, owever, he beard footsteps earning ong the passage, and redoubled his *-» i «ir f I \1tl Jn\J(j£ I AND Employed, ft lengthy stretch of perrtft- aeiit grass and about thirty acr'es of MATTERS OF INTEREST TO ACRlCULtURiSffe, Solomon, my man," he the inner door, and then that of the outer one of solid oak, while the minister stood waiting on the path. Then the two, side by side, and with much the same kind of mechanical trot, passed across the churchyard, pausing now and again to struggle with the fierce gusts, and to hold on their headgear—the sexton his Sunday "bonnet," and the minister his broad-brimmed clerical hat. Reaching the iron gate, which was rattling and creaking in the wind, they descended three moss-grown steps, and reached the highway. Here all was pitch dark, i'or the shadow of tall yew- trees fell from the other side, deepening tl>* nocturnal blackness; but, crossing the road, they opened anothei gate, crossed the garden where the yew-trees grew, and reached tho dooi of the manse. Standing here in complete shelter they heard the "sough" of the bias overhead among the tossing boughs, like the wild thunder of a stormy sea. The manse was a plain two-story building, as old as the times of the Covenant and containing numberless cheerless chambers, the majority of which were unfurnished. Here the Reverend Sampson Lorraine had dwelt in solitude for flve-and-twenty years. He had come to the place as a shy young bachelor, a student, and a bookworm; and despite all the sieges that had been laid to his heart, as was inevitable in a place where marriageable men were few and spinsters many, n bachelor he had remained ever since. People said that a love disappointment in early life had made him thereafter invulnerable to all the charms of women, but at first his single condition made him very popular. Presently, however, as his position as a bacheloi grew more confirmed, and his eccentri- cHies increased, he. ceased to awaken much interest. Opening the door with a latch-key he entered a bare lobby, and striking a light, led the way Into a large room on tho ground floor. It was scantily furnished with an old carpet, an old fashioned circular table with drawers and several chairs; but on the wall were numerous shelves, covered with books The room had two large windows looking on* the back lawn which sloped down'to the river, but was without curtains of any kind. 4. fire burned on the hearth, and a rude box of peat fuel stood by the ' fireside. One side of the table was spread with a clean cloth, on which stood a tray with bread, oatcake, cheese, and butter, and a large stone feenish the grave." "No; go to bed. I shall sit up and road p. little." "Weel, good-night, sir." "Good-night. Solomon." Thereupon Solomon left tho room, closing the door softly behind him. Lighting a candle in the lobby, he made his way quietly to a chamber in the upper part of the house, where he slept, and which was, indeed, the only chamber In the manse, excepting tin 1 minister's sitting-room and adjoining bedroom, which contained any furniture. Many years before Solomon hai 1 taken up his abode there, on the minister's invitation, and it was his only he me. Besides performing the duties of sexton and clerk, he acted generally as factotum to Mr. Lorraine, attendee to the garden, and groomed the pony on which the minister made his vlsita tious about the country. An agei woman, Mysie Simpson, came in every day to clean and cook, but invariabl. retired to her own dwelling at night fall. So the two old men were prac tically alone together, and, despite th difference in their social positions, re garded each other with a peculiar at tachment. The minister sat for some time mus ing, then with a sigh he took a boo from the shelves and began to reac It was a volume of old sermons, wri ten by a south-country clergyma impassioned, wrathful, and in the na row sense Calviuistic. As lie read, tl wind roared round the house, am moaned in the chimneys, and rattle the shutterlcss windows; but as tl wind rose the darkness decreased, ai the vitreous rays of the moon bega playing on the window panes. Mr. Lorraine lit his pipe—the only luxury in which he indulged; for despite his plump figure, which he inherited, he was abstemious and a teetotaler. Then, with another sigh, he rose and walked thoughtfully up and down the room; paused at one of the windows, and looked down the moonlighted lawn which sloped to the rlver- ••le; talking all the time to himself, s was his confirmed habit. "Ay, ay, a wild night!—and snow coming. Solomcn says! Eerie, eerie, s the sough of the wind in the trees, t uiinds me ever of her, and when the noon's up it is like the shining of her face out of the grave. Wee Marjorie! my bonny doo! Thirty long years ago she died, and I'm still here! still here!" Tears stood in the old man's eyes as he looked out in a dream. Througl the long years of loneliness and pov er ty—for his living was indeed a poo one _he had cherished the memory o one who had gone away from him t God when only in her eighteenth yeai Suddenly, there came a loud singl knock at the front, door. "Bless me, what's that?" he exclaim ed. "I thought I heard a knock at th hail door, but maybe my ears clccalve me. It was only the wind, I'm think Ing." nocking. The door opened, and olomon Mucklebackit, halt dressed, mpeared on the threshold. Without word the minister ran Into the lobby. "Losh me, meenister, is it yoursel'?" aculated Solomon, in amazement. "1 '.ought you were in bed." "Come this way—quick!" shouted Ir. Lorraine. "Bring a light!" \nd still carrying his burden, he an into the sitting-room. Soloiron losed the door, struck a match, and ghted a candle, and followed him i.n- lediately. Then his amazement deep- ned. To see Mr. Lorraine standing y the fireside with a crying Infant in is arms was indeed enough to awaken perplexity and wonder. My conscience, meenister, what ha«j •c gotten there?" A child! Some one left it In tho lorch, knocked, and ran away. Run, Solomon, search up and down the road, and see if you can find thorn. Shame upon them, whoever they are. Don't stand staring, but run." Perfectly bewildered, Solomon stood gaping; then with one horror-stricken look at the infant, left the room, and ran from the house. Left alone with the child, the minister seemed puzzled what to do. He held it awkwardly, and its cries continued; then, to still it, he rocked it Seine Cp-tB-lJAt* Mint* About Cfttilt-*- tion ot tli« Son and irloUta •th«rc*»f— Hortlcnltwre, ViUcnUnffe nn<l i'lorl- cnlture. Value at Marnyard fltittinro, ULLETIN 174, Ohio Experimental Station: In a newspaper bulletin of the . Ohio Agricultural Experiment Station .(No.172) giving the results' of experiments with fertilizers on the clay soil of one of its sub- stattons.a table was given which indicated that barnyard tianure had produced Increase of crop to the value of $2.50 per ton of man- use in the thre3 grain crops of a five- crop rotation, leaving the residual effect on the two grass crops yet to be ascertained. By an unfortunate lapse of memory, however, the mistake was made of computing only half the quantity of manure actually used, as it had been used on two crops In tho three years, namely, corn and wheat, at the arable land, lying between ft wild moor and a large river, was "Infested" With iiioles, and many a hard day's work I have had in leveling the hillocks and scattering the soil over the siirface of the land. The farmer who employed ins was greatly in advance of his times, and his theories as to the prac-* tical Usefulness of moles, weasels, and almost every kind of wild bird, were the subject of much bucolic ridicule. T 1 --' ' .icarly forty years ago, and that farmer is dead, but not his theories. These were founded on long and close personal observations, and their absolute accuracy has long since been recognized by all intelligent -field naturalists and agriculturalists. As far as moles were concerned, the land where they "most did congregate" was naturally poor, but in course ot time the moles improved it, and out ot curiosity 1 visited the old steading and land last summer and found it rich, infinitely superior in heart to that of many other holdings where the demon mole catchers were still employed in the expensive and destructive work.' „»*»*< The mole, like ourselves, is not perfect—it has more than one "redeeming vice;" but, taken as a whole, it is a friend of the farmer. It destroys a vast quantity of injurious grubs, and in Its searchings for theso insects, it certainly does Injury to the roots of cer- JameToiover of Harpef cowfity, ift« eas, sends the state agricultural^ partment an estimate, which he many gtiod farmers Approve of verified, showing the. cost at Wheat can be and is raised fof In county on lands that can foi for $10 to |12 per acre and give ranging anywhere from 15 to 40 bt»tt* els per ac're. His figures arenas follows: Interest on land ($15 per acre) 8 per cent * * 4 * *»i»» Taxes . Plowing . .< ........**." Harrowing Mrice ..*...*.•••••• Drilling . *.... , < > .»•' • • Heading . ••••• Seed, average ..,......•••••••• Total .. On the foregoing basis he places the rate of 8 tons on one plot and 4 tons on «o,, «« --^ — p ^ culftt , !™ ^,™ ?%*?£ .Ti ln *r 1± >y when the soil Is light and in very_dry cost per bushel on different yields pe* acre, including 6 cents per bushel Itt each instance for thrashing, thUS! 15 bu. per acre cost 34 cents per bit. 18 bu. per acre cost 29 cents per bit. 20 bu. per acre cost 27 cents per bu. 25 bu. per acre cost 22% cents per bit. It is on record that In 1889 B. F. Burchfleld of Harper county raised an average of 42 1-3 bushels on a 20-acre f.eld; J. P. Marker of Ellsworth county the same year raised 60 bushels pel- acre on 130 acres; Israel McComas ot Jackson county had 51 bushels average on a 19-acre field, and Warren Fulton of Pottawatpmle county harvested 64 application to the two crops of sixteen Tho destructive "leather to the manure to about ?1.25 per ton. The manure used in this test had been accumulated from horses and cows in an open barnyard during the winter cnce; It destroys mice, and it even good as a kind of subsoil drainer of the land. I may conclude with an extract from a letter addressed some an open oarnyarn u» - — Yorkshire farmer to a and summer previous to its uppiita * * * . . no rtlon of to and fro in his arms. Finding it still troublesome, he placed it down in tho arm-chair, and softly loosened the shawl in which it was wrapt, freeing its little arms. Its cries ceased for a time, and it lay with eyes wide open, spreading KB little hands in the warm twilight. The minister put on his glasses and looked at it with solemn curiosity. It was a tiny infant, about two lonths old; its little pink face was inched with cold, and its great blue yes dim with crying. A common inen cap was on its head, and its own was of coarse linen. But it was o small, so pretty, that the minister's entler heart melted over it at once. ie offered it his forefinger, which it gripped with its tiny hands, blinking ip into his face. "Poor wee mite!" he murmured, "I yonder who your mother is? A wicked woman, I'm thinking, to cast you on such a night as this!" As if in answer to his words, the child began to cry again. "I can see naebody," cried Solomon, re-entering the room; "I hae searchit up and doou, as far toonways as Mysit Simpson's door, and beyont to the waterside, and there's mine stirring crops have now been taken in this rotation, three crops each of corn and oats and five crops of hay, the meadows thus far being mown but once a bushels per acre from 18 acres. retary Coburn has no doubt Sec- later thrashing will show that these figures have in many instances been surpassed this year In Sumner, Cowley and other counties, but suggests it would be a mistake for everybody to "rush into wheat" expecting to acquire fortune through often realizing the phenomenal yields mentioned. * » * The Farmers' Review would like the opinion of its readers on the above es* timates. Insects. I farm, and have farmed, from a thousand to fifteen hundred acres In different parishes, and have noticed that when you try to exterminate ,us mr ue "'VrZi ne included moles, rooks, sparrows, etc., you have year. Five tracts o£ 1(lncl aie "^J £r ^' oro destruction of crops. An old in the test, each trac.contain ng thii y ^ n ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ one-tenth acre eaui ana »u „,„„,,, ,,„„„ n, n mnins IHIIAII on plots of managed that each crop will be represented each season after the first rotation is completed. At this stage of tho j I_had work only partial results c 'as a full rotation would 'crops each of the cereals and ten crops r be useful to noto obtained, which am whether I would have tho moles killed my land. I said, "No; if cents per oats, GG no moles I should have no crops." Ho said, "You are the flrst man whom 1 have heard say that, but you are right." He then proceeded to say: "I was employed by a gentleman, who had a large, sandy field, to kill off tho moles. It used to grow nice crops, though It was so full of moles. I killed bu'sneffor"corn, 25 cents for I them all, and tho field never grew any- 03 cents for wheat, $3 per thing to speak of afterwards. 'I he *• ° v^v-»*"« i — !.„ . iioorl t« <an r tnn u ; follows, the value of the increaso being computed on the bases of 33 I-A ton for straw a 1 .tovep and ?8 for ^ wlreworm, etc, used to eat the ton IO1 bUttW aim _.,-_,,4.i,inc» tlint wns unwn. and hay: roots of everything that was sown, and ltnr^Tnci.»»ei>ar j the young plants died off." It's awfu' strange!" He looked at the child, and a black-bottle, and -some clown, Solomon," said the minister, placing a lighted candle on water-jug, glasses. "Sit ye the table. Solomon stood, hat in hand. Every Sunday evening for many a long year he had entered the house in the same way, at the same hour, and received the same invitation. Seen in the dim light of the room the sexton was a little wizened, white- haired man, with hoary, bushy eyebrows, keen gray eyes, and sunken tanned cheeks. He was dressed in decant black, with a white shirt, and the kind of collar known in Scotland as -stick-ups." The minister, on the other hand, was tall and somewlm portly, with a round, boyish face, gen tie blue eyes, and mild, good-humored mouth. His hair was white as snow and fell almost to his shoulders. "Sit ye clown, sit ye down," he re peated; "and take a glass-the nigh is cold." „ Solomon placed his bonnet carefully on the edge of the table, and seated himself respectfully on one of tno oene-bottomed chairs, Then, leisurely and solemnly, he poured out a glass or raw spirit. Meantime Mr. Lorraine, having divested himself of his cloak and hat, sat down in the arm-chair oy the fireside, "Here's fortune, sir," said Solomon drinking off the whisky; then, wiping Ins mouth with his sleeve, he sat wu- .upright and expectant, ytlUMI* •* if hi: And he placsd his precious, relic back in the drawer, locking it carefull and placing the key in a worn leathe purse which he carried in his pocket. At that moment the knock was repeated. "Dear me!" he cried, "there's some one knocking after all. Maybe it's a ick call." Lifting the candle from the table, he rotted from the room, crossed along he lobby, and opened the hall door. i he did so the wind sprang in like tiger and the light was blown out, nit the front garden was flooded with noonlight, save under the very shadow of the trees. He saw nobody, however; whoever had knocked had disappeared. •Who's there?" he cried, looking round on every side. There was no reply. Perplexed and somewhat startled, he stepped out into the porch, and instantaneously the door was banged and closed behind him. He took another step forward, and almost, stumbled over something like a dark bundle of clothing lying on the doorstep. scratched his head; ho looked at the minister, and nodded it ominously. A curious 'conjecture, too irreverent for utterance, had passed across his naturally suspicious mind. (TO itn CONTINUKD.) THE TROLLEY BUZZ. Ami SomoUiiiiK About the Trolley Curs an u Ciii-o for HoaUach«. "Ever hear of tho trolley buzz?" said n Brooklyn resident whose business is in New York. "They say that some people who travel regularly on the trolley cars get the trolley buzz. You' know the sound of the trolley, the bz-/.-'/.-z that begins low and rises gradually as the car increases in speed, keeping a uniform tone when the car is running at uniform speed, and then declining again as the car runs slower and stopping when the car stops? They say there are people who travel regularly on the trolleys who hear this sound ail the time wherever they are, except when they are asleep. They call this having tho trolley buzz. I rcver had the trolley buzz, but the It will be observed that in this test the smaller application of manure has been relatively the more profitable, but this may not be borne out by subse- r,uent results. At the sub-station there has been but little difference thus far in the apparent effectiveness per ton, whether used at the 4-ton or at the 8- ton rate per acre. The results show an immediate recovery of about a dollar and a quarter on the average in Increase of crop, at recent prices, for every ton of manure used. But the long continued experiments by Lawes and Gilbert at Rothamsted, a description of which is given in bulletin 71 of the Ohio station, show that not more than one-half to two-thirds the possible increase from barnyard manure is recovered in the flrst crops grown from It We may therefore safely offset the residual effect of the manure against the'cost of application and consider the Immediate increase as clear profit. In another experiment at the central station, potatoes, wheat and clover are grown In a three-crop rotnMon, and in this test the increaso from manure applied to potatoes has reached $2.50 per ton, potatoes being valued at 331-3 cents per bushel. Barnyard manure is relatively deficient in phosphoric acid, as compared with ammonia and potash, and the experiments of the Ohio station indicate that phosphoric acid is the constituent most needed on the ma- Crystallizing: ITrultH Few confections are more delicious than candied fruit, and few sweetmeats are more expensive, GO cents a pound being the regulation price, and a pound represents a very small amount. They can be prepared at about half the cost, however, at home, if care is taken. Cherries, currants, pineapples, aprl- IIorscii' Soro Moutli. Many horses, especially during the first year of their working period, are constantly in possession of a sore mouth, and this not only causes tho animal great suffering and usually loss of flesh, but is also a matter of great- inconvenience to the driver, says an exchange. This, if continued for several months, is also liable to leave tho animal with a chronic habit, such as throwing the head while hitching or unhitching. We have in view one very valuable young horse, owned by a neighbor, which became almost worthless on account of the habit of throw- Ing its head, and at the same time lunging sideways into tho ditches. The most effective plan which we have ever tried consists of winding any ordinary bit at the corners and down on the same for about an inch, with tanned sheepskin (which can be procured at any harness store), being sure that it is not too thick and heavy. With this well wound on, now have a cup of sulphur, and each time as tho bit is placed in the horse's mouth moisten the leather and rub on a little of tho pulverized article. It is well also to lengthen the bridle as much as possible during this time and not drive with a tight checking rein. After having adopted this plan we succeeded in curing a young horse of a very sore mouth which was contracted during the working period "Bless my soul!" he murmured, "what's this?" <\t the same moment a faint cry came upon hi* ear. Stooping down in great agitation, he lifted the bundle, and discovered to his consternation that it contained the form o£ a living child, CHAPTER II. COARSE Paisley shawl was wrapt round' the infant, covering all but a portion of its tiny •face. As it lay like mnmniy in its wrappings, U continued to cry loud- and the cry wont at once to the minister's tendei trolley cars sometimes do me a great deal of good. They cure me of headache. I work here all day, keeping very busy, and sometimes when I start home at night I have a hard headache. I get into a trolley car and take a seat over one of the axles. They say that no electricity gets into the car, but I imagine there must be more or less of It in the air. I know there is something there that cures my headache. I sit down in the car with the leadacho bad; I get down from it af- er a ride of about three miles, feeling bright and fresh and with the head- echo gone." Blarelzck Newspaper men go into curious places, and are forever running across . t A 1, „,..,» MMi n 1 ci o + curious people in them. The last place I met dear old Max Maretzek was a hole in the wall in West Twenty- seventh streat, called, by courtesy, a French restaurant. We named it "Little Del's" One of Balzac's fa,t concierges was the head of the establishment, am it was possible to obtain an excellent dinner there for twenty or twenty-five cents.'Max enjoyed his repast, and ap> peared pleased with, the company that surrounded, him, though U w»s posed of singers, actors and more geaiua thw m.o,n«y» jority of Ohio soils, but that it only produces its full effect in the presence of ammonia and potash. The price of acid phosphate has fallen during recent years until it can now be bought for delivery anywhere in Ohio, at prices vhich bring its actual phosphoric acid jelow 5 cents per pound, and as the sprinkling of acid phosphate or super- phosphate on barnyard manure is be- leved to have a beneficial effect in preventing the waste of ammonia from the manure, it would seem that the use of acid phosphate in this manner might serve the double purpose of preserving the ammonia of the manure and increasing the effectiveness of bo^th its ammonia and potash. Experiments on this point are now .in progress at the Ohio station. • Tho Mole. An English paper says: The profes, jioual mole catcher was quite an Institution in my youth. Like rat-catching, poaching, bird-snaring and fish- netting, night-line setting, and even gpeariug of salmon in the close season, mole catching "ran in families, tind I have known it to run through, several generations. These men "went on circuit," awl carried W&to implements of destruction cots, pears and peaches are best experimented upon. The two former can be used in bunches; the pineapple is sliced across the fruit, each piece being a good quarter-inch thick; apricots are cut on one side and the stone slipped out, while pears and peaches are halved, and, of course, peeled. Make a very thick syrup, pound for pound, adding for each pound a small cup of water. Boil the sugar first, then drop in the fruit, and when they have Dolled clear take out and drain from the syrup. If the cherries are stoned (the red ox-hearts make the finest, being not too sweet as the white and without the rank tartness of the sour red ones), it is nice to string them on a broom splint, as they can be more easily handled. Sprinkle liberally with powdered sugar lay on a sieve and set the fruit in a warm oven. I used a wire dish, such as our grandmothers kept fruit in, set within another dish to catch the syrup. In two hours turn the fruit, sprinkle with sugar again. Keep this up until ,the sugar has all dripped out. On no account have the oven hot, as it will dry the fruit and leave it-like so much leather. And, of course, the fruit must bo laid in single rows when drying. When the juice has evaporated and the sugar has formed a glazed surface, put away in boxes in a dry place. Wax- eel paper should be laid between ench layer, A bureau drawer is as good a place as any to keep them. ;he past season. Cover the Bulb Bed.—Be sure to give the spring blooming bulbs a nice warm winter blanket of leaves, litter from the stable, or brush, or a combination of all, and do not be in a hurry in spring to get them out of their winter clothes. Don't rush out the flrst warm day and clear away all the brush and litter just because it is unsightly looking. The crocus and snowdrop will not need so warm a covering as the other bulbs and can earlier in the spring. New Centres of Distribution.—Tho big shipping points or production districts are now the big distributing points of the country and not the large cities, as heretofore. Whether this will work to the advantage of the prodttcei or not is an Interesting subject for de bate, The prices for a car are telegraphed broadcast to every town largo enough to consume a car of potatoes melons, tomatoes or any other produc raised for distant markets, The gi'eat est losses to the distributors come fron the class that prders the goods and thei refuses to accept them on some pre text when the market fails to reveal margin on arrival of goods.—Frui: Tyade Journal. Small Ridges.—Tho small ridges left by the drill should remain. They protect the young plants from the wind and from heaving in the winter, for the same agency that pulls the plants UP by the ro^its moMers, t h e ridges down at the same time, in dry be uncovered But from the tulip, hyacinths, etc., gradually remove the covering, leaving the finest uf tho stable litter on the beds permanently. —Vlck's Magazine for September. Protected the Birds.—A pretty anecdote is related of a child who waa greatly perturbed by the discovery that her brothers had set traps to catch birds. Questioned as to what she had done'in the matter, she replied: "I prayed that the traps might not catch tho birds." "Anything else?" "Yes," she said. "I then prayed that God would prevent the birds getting into tho traps," and, as i£ to illustrate tno loctrine of faith and works, she added: Then I went and kicked the traps all to pieces." Burning Straw Stacks.—A country correspondent reports that farmers are burning the straw stacks in his neighborhood to get rid of them, says Nebraska Farmer. That is more heathenish than the burning of corn for fuel. There is some show of reason for that. But a straw stack is an innocent thing on the farm, and it may be turned to great good. A farmer had better keep his hands in his pockets 'when he be^ gins to think of burning his straw stacks.—Ex. Shredded Corn Fodder.—The woeful fashion of waste with corn fodder will utop. Cut up, shredded and baled, it keeps green and sweet, and is a rich, nutritious food. In this shape it promises to be an important item of food in tho future.—Ex. Secretary Wilson says that- we make in this country the finest cheese and butter in the world, but a,re handicapped by the adulterated stuffs thftt are palmed off on the foreign markets, The Farmers Review some time ago for fk Jo. <Am\ t&P the the, plants 8»d moisture ' If tb,e aurfec'e were fwej>t by tb^e wiud asked its readers as to the Wn<J Q* most serviceable ift a p°HHry hQUse, The majority Qt the replies - - bqav<ii fl<? or '

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