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A CORRESPONDENT Oí tñe LlOUlSVlHe Courier Journal givos it as his opinión tliat the chufa will work a rcvolution in hog raising in tho South. An automatic soarecrow is now offered for sale in England. It is run by eloekwork, and is so arranged as to fire a gun at aay desired time, or regularly at intervals, lts construction is said to be very simple. Experiments recently made in Enjjland indicate that wagons are most easily drawn, on all kinds of roads, when the fore and hind wheels are the same size and the pole lies lower than the axle. - Rural World. A oompany has been formed here to manufacture sagar f rom meions, it being held that there is more saccharino matter in them than in beets, and that the establishment of the factory will furnish a market for the many hundred tons of that class oL produce that are usually left to rot in the fields after the market becomes glutted. - Sacramento Record. In feeding oxen, it must be remembered that they are ruminating animáis, and need to be fed differently f rom horres. Having a large stomach, an ox needs coarse food to fill it. An ox,therofore, is not refreshed by a feed of fina meal ; but is by one of cut hay, or straw and meal mixed, and the noon feed for oxen should be of this kind. Give ampie time for feeding and rest at the noon spell. There are thousands of rocky, worthloss knolls in New England that might become good property if their owners would plant them to maple, beeoh, oak, or birch ; as there are, perhaps, au equal uumber of worthless acres of cold, boggy land that might be made to bear the useful needle-leafed trees. This oentennial year is a good time to try some experiments in this direction. - Mirror and Farmer. A crow was killed recently in the orchard of Mr. Barbric, of Plymouth, Me. , and upon opening his erop more than twenty nests of Caterpillar eggs were" found, showing that this muchabused bird had dined on about 4,000 or 5,000 Caterpillar eggs. The crow is . not only a scavenger, but very useful in destroying insects and worms that prey upon crops. The damage it sometinies does to young corn is more than counterbalanced by the service it renders on the farm.


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