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Agricultural And Domestic

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September. Again tho harvcnt white and gold Have rustled round the glowiDg land, The meadow swathe Ufcc billows rolled, Till t-lieaveB of grain in wigwams ftaia Wbrrc Plenty pitched hertawuy camps ; The hicknrios ligh ttioir yellow !aroif, The nighti are growing bold ; Th'' niorninj; glories lo. their Hght, The bita are cloU'iing up for fiiglit, The tlalsies grovinK i M. Ihn kat.Vili.Li' alMiiilhl diaptHO Proclaims (hc end i near- The rafterpiaksaeain uro name, The barn's sliy parlor likc a flut Without a breath of cheer- The bobolink has ceaoed to awirR Upon the reedy spear. His marriagc bella have loat theirritg, The roses' leaves havo drifted down, The lilies all are dying - The stricken fields are turning brown, The sunflower pules his gol tl f n crown, The wlnged seeds are flying- The gorgeous foreste by-and-by WU1 kindie like a sunset sky, A heaven there and iierc ! The pageant of the grand campaign Will dim in autumn's latter rain, ThanksgWing come and go gain For this Centennial year, -Uenjamin f. Taylor. Arouml tlie Farm. The Ijondon Mük Journal says that a pint of milk lieated a little, but not faoiled, taken every four hours, will chook the most violent diarrhea, stomachache, incipient cholera and dysentery. It is a cheap and agreeable sort of medicine, and will not be likely to kül if it does not cure. It seems to me that I read all kinds of cures for ivy poison except the right one. I )aTC always endeavored to keep it before the public, but have failed. It ie to dissolve sugar of lead - a bit the size of a hazelnut- in half a teacup of sweet milk or warm water. Apply as warm as can be easily borne, with a soft, lmty piece of linen rag. Three or four applications are sufficient to effect a cure. If the poison is on the face, and near the eyea or month, this astringent wash may be constantly applied. It is a marvelous cure, and, by -watching closely, one can see tha fevered blisters turn from white to yeliow during the application. Mr. R. Peters, an extensive nurseryman of Delaware, recommends the followiag plan of planting young orchards, now adopted by many of our most succeasful fruitgrowers: o o o o x s x s x b x O x O x O x O x g X 8 X S X O x O x O x O X S X S X S X O a O x O x O O represents standard apple trees, thirty feet apart, forty-eight trees to the acre; s, standard pears or cherries, thirty-five to the acre; x, dwarf pears, dwarf apples, dwarf cherries, plums, psaohes or quinces, eighty-two to the acre. There will be eight rows of apple trees, gix trees in a row, on an acre. Mr. Peters' arguments in favor of this plan are substantially as follows : " It is a great loss to plant and grow an orchard on the oíd principie - trees forty to ñf ty feet apart. This arrangement pro-rides for 165 trees to the acre instead of twenty-soven, as on the old plan, thus putting on one acre what would require six acres, clanted fortv feet apart. It is eaaier añd oheaper to fertiliza and cultívate one acre than six. The intervening trees, being dwarfs and close growers, will not interfere at all. The trees can be headd so low as to shade theground and the trunks, whieh is indispensable to sttccessful fruit growing. Grain or grass seed should never be sown ín a young orchard, and with this close arrangement there is no inducement to do so, as the farmer cannot turn in stock without having his young fruit trees dcistrcryed. " The Germantown (Ga.) Telegraph says : "The long debated question as to the best material for stab)e floors is being revived. A clay floor was held out for years, and such was the earnestness of 'its advocates and the many arguments broaght to bear upon it, that we were mduced some fifteen or twenty yeara ago to try it. In three or four montha we had the planks back again, being severely satisQeci of the disadvantages of clay for horses. Our present floor of plank is simpiy inch'ned a little from front to rear, where the usual gutter is made to carry off ihe liquid voidings. We do not believe in aand, coul ashes, sawdust, asphalfoini, flags, cobble-stones, or any of these modern devicêa to injure horses. Thus far we have never noticed that this little inclínation was ia any way iniurious; and we doubt whether the wooden grating placed over tho planking would be advisable on the ground that the animal would be no more coinfortable, while this movable grating or second floor raight }ead to accidenta. When a person can keep horees in a good, sound, healthy condition for from five to seven years, as we have done on a carefully constructed plank flooring inclining a little to the rear, it is just as well to be satisfled with it." Abnut the House. "Who has not suffered the horrible discordance of a squeaky boot? And now some one says that a doublé row of naila or pega, or two rows at right angles to each other will stop the noise, which ia caused by the rubbing together of the layers of leather composing the sole. Bbkad Pudding. - Soak the bread in cold water, then squeeze it very dry, take out the lumps, and add boiling milk, about half a pint to a pound of soaked bread ;beat]up two eggs, sweeten, add a little nutmeg, and bake the pudding slowly until flrm. If desired, a few raisina may be added to the pudding. To havb a good light the wicks of kerosene lampa should be changed frequently. They may be washed, if not too short, or replaced by new ones. The unsatisfactory light sometimes afforded by kerosene lamps ia often caused by the pores of the wiek 1 eiag fllled with refuse matter, which obstructs the free passage of the oil. Fish Cakes.- Take ono pint bowlful of salt codtish picked up very fine, and two pint bowlfuls of whole raw peeled pótateos; put together iuto cold water, and boil untütbepotatoesarethoroughly oooked. Remove from tlie fire and drain off all the water; mash with a potato masher; add a piece of butter the size of an egg; two well-beaten eggs; pepper and salt to taste. Mix well, and fry in hot lard, butter or drippings. Do not f reshen the fish before boiling. These cakes meet with much favor whenever made. IlKMONADB FOB AN InVAUD.- TMs ÍS too ofíen mada by sitnply squeezmg a lemon into a tumbler, pickmg the pips out with a spoon, and thenadding sugar and cold water. The best method of making lemonado is to peel the lemons, otherwise the lemonade will be bitter; cut them into slices, taking away the pips, and tlien pouring boiliug water on tbe slioe?, addiDg, of oonrse, sufficient sugar to sweeten. This, af ter being well stirred. and the pulp pressed with r spoon.mustbecarefully strained through a piece of fine muslin, ard allpwed to get cold. Whcn oold, a piece of ice is an itnprovement. Cold, weak lemonade, made this way, not too sweet, is one of the most refreshing drinks possible for hot weather; and in casos where there ik a tendency to take fluid too often--a tendency, we fear, ratber of tho age in which we live- a large iug oí lemonade, made in the nwimer we have described, will ofteu prove a harmless ntbsWtuta for a glass of sherry, or a littíe drop of cold brandy-and-water, or a giass ?f beer, as ' the oase njay be.


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