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The Por Farmer. Too poor to take a paper, Too poor to .toin tho Grange ! So when tho price was raising, He did not know the change, And solíl hís wbeat for a dollar - 'Twas worth a quarter more, And now the man is poorer Tlian he had bsen beforc. His neïghbor Lookont told hini, Thia side the market town, He pholild have come in sooncr, While groceries were down, " But then perhapa 'tis eTen, Hince corn is on the rite, And what you gain by waiting, Will pay for your supplies." " Corn rising t why, I sold it ! The chap who bougbt my whcat Said, thia year corn was plenty, Eut mine was hard to beat. And so he paid three shülingfi - ■ What ! every where 'tis f our T The difference wonld give me A hundred dollars more." He drew the reins and started, With Bpirits Eadly down, And did ii heap of thinking Bei ore he reached the town. The npahot of the matter You easily might guess; This year he takes two papore, And could not do with less. Around the Farm. The coming industry, the production of beet sugar. Fresh clover is good for little chicks that are confined. Do not put a mortgage on the farm unless you are sure the soil is strong enongh to raise it. Interrógate your soil esperimentally, and thus learn what is needed in tho form of fertilizers to produce thereon remunerativo crops. The composition of cneese, as found in our markets, is stated thus : Good kinds contain from 30 to 35, and inferior kinds 38 to 45 per cent. of water ; rich sorts include from 25 to 30 per cent. of fats, and about the same proportion of albuminates. Poor cheese often contains only 6 per cent. of fats, and 40 to 50 per cent. of water. The amount of ash varies from 3 to 10 per cent. Mr. OharIíES Downing says in the New York Tribune that, as a rule, no variety of apple can bear laige crops annually, exeept on rich, deep soils, or where made so by enriching materials annually, and even then, he thinks, at the expense of the life or age f the tree; that is, trees bearing large crops annually will not live as long as trees bearing moderate crops annually, or full crops altérnate years. God Almighty first planted a garden, and indeed it is the purest of all human pleasures. It is the greatest refreshment to the spirits of man, without which buildings and palaces are but gross handiworks, and a man shall ever see that when ages grow to oivility and elegance, men come to build stately sooner than to garden finely, as if gardening were the greatcr perfection. - Lord Bacon. Marking sheep, Moore's Rural says, is best done with Venetian red, a pound of which, costing only a few cents, is sufflcientforl.OOO head. " Take apinch of the dry powder and draw the inclosing thumb and flngers through the wool at the spot you wish to mark, loosening the powder as you do so, and it will combine with the oil in the wool and make a bright red stain that the rains will never wash out, and which, without inj uring the wool, will enduro from one shearing to another, while it can be readily cleaneed by the manufacturer." I have been very mnch interested in what has been publisbed in youi columns about applying piaster or gypsum to clover flelds. There no doubt whatever of the profit and advantege of the process, and by applications like this, with proper rotations of crops and pasturage of stock, the fields of the Northwest may be constan tly enriched and made better every year. By the simple rotation with clover alone, and drain tile combined, that eminent farmer ot ueneva, it. -sr. , ri -i - -- , stantly made his land richer and more valuable, instead of the reverse, as is too often the case in the West.- Cor. Prairie Farmer. A correspondent of the Detroit Post remarks that one who notices the horses for sale through the country will be surprised at the number of young animáis offered at prices eyidently less than the cost of raising them. They are generally fair-sized animáis with some good blood, but of no particular shape, and fit for no particular work, and so bring no particular price. The great sums realized for a few trotters has flred the imagination of many farmers, and led them a jack-o'-lantern dance through the "lottery" of breeding. They sometimes stumble into a prize, but more often pay dearly for a blank. About the House. Batter Pudding. - One cupmolasses, one cup sour milk, three small cups flour, three eggs, one-fourth teaspo nful seda, pice and fruit to taste. Steam three hours. Buttebscotoh. - Take one pound of sugar, three-quarters of a pint of water, and set over a slow fire ; when done add one and a half table-spoonfuls of butter, and lemon juice to flavor. To Mend the Kettle. - Take a piece of copper, heat red-hot, shape it to fit the hole, and rivet it with a hammer on both sides ; if it gets cold before yon get it tight, heat again and pound till closed. Rich Jumbles.- Rub to a cream a pound of butter and a pound of sugar ; mix with it a pound and a half of flour, four eggs, and a very little brandy; roll the cakes in powdered sugar ; lay them on flat, buttered tins, and bako in a quick oven. To Color with Catechü.- One pound catechu, four ounces of bichromate of potash, two ounces of alum, in with tho catechu. I put the catechu in snfïicient water to calor the goods. When all dissolved and hot, dip the goods in, and then in the potash, dissolved in cold, soft water, dip till you get the required shade. Yellow, Orange, Green, and Blue. -For five pounds of cotton goods, dissolve ten ounces of sugar of lead in cold water enongh to cover the goods ; let them soak for half an hour. Dissolve in cold water seven ounces of bichromate of potash (I pound the bichromate to a fine powder to save work) ; take out your goods and put in tho potash ; repeat this several times, and you will have a nicc yellow. Suet Pudding.- One' cup of suet, chopped, one cup molasses, one cup sweet milk, three cups flour, one spoon of soda, two teaspoons cinnamon, one-half teaspoon cloves, one-half teaspoon ginger, one cup ourrants or raisins, after taking out the soeds. Sauce to be eiten on the above- TVo cups sngar, ono cup butter, one-half large nutmeg, one pint water ; put it in a basiu and let it boil ; then thickcn with flour or corn starch. Tried and pronounced splendid. 3team the above pudding three hours. Wise and Bynuin. The Boston JournaVs Washington correspondent recalls that at a night sesBion in Congress away back in 1836 a member called Henry A. Wise to order, saying, "Though the gentleman f rom Virginia is a bully, he shall not bully me." "I bully that gentleman!" exclaimed Wise. " I would as soon think of bullying afly." "Youare a scoumlre), gir," retorted Bynum. " You are a rascal and an impertinent puppy!' screamed Wise, and they made for eacn other. Other members got between them, and in half an hour the belligerents had shaken hands. Samuel L. ■ Mason, the National nominee for Governor of Pennsylvania, onjoys the distinetion of being "the father of the Greonbaok party in Weetern feRnBylvwin.'!


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