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Agricultural And Domestic

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Around the Farm. The Nails in Shoes. - A liorse-shoe will hold much longer if the clonohcs are not weakened by tlie file in finishing. Insist that the file does not touch the end of the nail wherc turned down. - Exchangc. Careless Use op Poison. - AuEuglish farmer recently washed a pair of his horses with sheep dip, in order to clcar them of vermin. The horses licked the poisonous material and died shortly afterward. Wokk por Brood Mares. - Slow, gentle farm work is not injurious to brood mares up to within two or three days ot' their time. The exeroise for thena is better than being oonfined in box stalls. - Western Mural. The Uses of Sweet Corn.- It has grown to be common sense to make extra large plantings of sweet corn for tamily use. Tlien there will be some to sell green if anybody has a mind, and plenty of fodder leit over for the cow and pig. Dried weet corn makes a very fair winter chicken-feed too.- Springfield Union. Natural Manner of Feeding. - In á state of nature the horse feeds almost entirely on grasses, and his tecth aro. entirely unsuited for masticating whole grains. The grain with whieh he is fed slwmld be previously cracked, crusked or ground, clse mueh of it will fiud its way into the stomoclj whole, and yield little or no nourishment. - Agricultural Journah Wounds Quiokly Dbessed. - I havo just cut my f oot with an ax for the f ourth time in my life, and yet I have never lost an hour's work. The secret is in doing up the wound. I close up the wound in the blood, as soon as possiblc, by winding ñax or tow around the part out; I fill that with copal varnish, and in cjght days undo the bandago and find the flesh as sound as ever. - Correapondenco Exchangc. To Take Rust Out of Steel- If possible, place the article in a bowl containing kerosens oil, or wrap the sieel up ij) a soft cloth well saturftted with kerosene; let it remain twenty-four hours orlouger; tlicn scour the rusty spots with brickdust; if badly rusted, use salt wet with hot viuegar; af ter scouring, rinse cvery partióle of brick-dust or salt on" with boiling water; dry thoroughly with llaunel eloth.s, ajid place near the lire to make sure; then polish off with a clean flanne] cloth and a little sweet oil. -Sacramento Union. Catcjhinc; Hawks. - I beg leave to present a plan for entrapping haivks, which scarooly ever fails to secure the marauder where the proper cohditions appear. . Whenever you happen to frighten a hawk before it luis liuislied its meal frora a chicken it has cauRht, remove the remainder of the f owl, and place in its stead a good steel trap, covering nicely witk.. i the IVatkors that are generally scattered aronnd in sucli cases, and in the conrse of an hour or two the hawk will almost invariably return and " get his foot in it." - Oor. Óhio Farmer. To Get Rid ox' the Cabbaqe Wohm. - The caVjbage worm, pier is rapai, ispretty pleutiful just now aroimd Toronto, in its winged iorrn. Ii is of a palé yellow color with some black. The best remedy wc know is hot water applied out of a watering can. A little experience will teil you how much the plaats will stand without injury. It will be more than the worms can. Of course Paris green must not be uscd ' on' anything of which the above-ground part is eateu.- Toronto Globe. Culture of Ehubarb, or Pie Plant. - All that is necessary is to dig deep holes and fill in with rich soil, wood mold and rotted compost, working it well together, and setting roots so the crown will be six inches below the surface; pile on each f all' plenty of such compost. A good plan is to have frames around each plant, say two feet squ.vre and a foot high, and in the fall fill these with rotted compost; as the rhubarb grows up through tliis in the spring the stalks will be long and brittlo and line for mnrkt. There is no better so4 than Myatt's Linnieus rhubarb. - Fruit Recorder. To Save Cobn from the Chows. - When I am shelling my seedcorn I shell ■' off the small end of the ear in a vessel by itself , as I do not plant that part of the ear. When I am ready to plant I put whatever quantity I mayhave of this refuae corn in a vessel to soak. When I have finished planting, I throw this corn in two or three spot in my fieid of planted corn. Whenever I have done this at the time I mention, I have never had a hill of corn pulled up by the orows. But when I have neglocted it until my corn was up, they would continue to pull it if I did not give them soaked corn. I have often seen other birds as well as crows como to get the soaked corn until they would form a path around the-heap. - Oorrespondcnce Ohio Farmer. Aftoiit the House. Brittle FmGER Nails. - If you wish io cure brittle fiuger ruiils, oil or greaso tbem a little just before going to bed, and after cvory washing oí the hands. - Western Rural, Bakbd Aitles. - Paro and quaiter and ay thern in i skillet; sprinklê eacli layor with. sugar, mail pieces of butter and grated mitmeg; set in the oven andbake. Í thiuk thifi niuch nicer than stewing. FïiPQR Paint. - For durable and clioap xiint for kouse-floors, dissolve one inner of glue in a quart of warm water and thicken it with paint. After putting Jjír on, go over it with a coat oi' boiled inseed oil. It will be dry and ready for use in two hours. - iSouthcrn Fanner, A ÜANGER OF TfTE LlAUNDRY. - In janging out clothes, liever let tliose ;hat do, the washing hang out the clothes, for while they are at the tul) ;hey get warrn and heatcd, and ospeeially in winter or windy weather it is very injurious to go out while heated. Many cases of cousumption undoubtedly are brought on in this way. - Economist. Putting On Coai. - Wood has many advantages over coal for small tires in an up-stairs room, as it can be carried more readily, and causes little dirt and almout; no ashes, while the noioe of íeoding tí ie Sre is avoided. The latter evil may bo remcdied, liowever, by putting the coal on in paper bags such as are used by all groeers. - Ifoitw Accpcr. W-tld Piaim Jam. - Take plunis, those that are nice and ripe; wush and put in a porcelain kettle witli plenty of water, as that takes out the sotimess; boil until burstiug; then throw away the water. When cool rul) through a siove; tlicu lo eacb. bowll'ul of pnlp add one and oïic J hyj)owlfnls-of sugar. Boil and stir constautly until doj.e. To Clhansb Chüo.mos. - Yhen cliormos requise oleaning remove all dust with a feather brush, and wipe carelully with a soft chamoia skin or line linen cloth, very slightly dainpfncd. if a littli' spotted or dull, a drop of oil vil the eliamiiÍK will remove tlu; IiIciuíhIi. .11' ta varnish is dull or rubbéd oif, re-varniefh with thiu masuts varnisli. Tiko oil paintiuíís it is nol; desirable to hüHp chromos in a dark room; but never exposn them to Wie direct riyts of the huu. - Economist. Paint fok Kitohen Wat,i,s. - -Paint on the walls of a kitchen is niueli better than calcimine, whitewash -oï "paper, since it does not absorb odors or })ocl off, and can Jje quickly and perfectly cleaned. Any wonian who can whitewash can paint her own kitchen. It needs ñrst to be washed with soapSiKte, then covered with a coat of dissolvcU frifae, and then with paints. A broad, flat brusli does the work quickly.O((! Fqrritr.


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