About four years ago Fechter purchased a flfty-seven-acre farm near Juakerstown, Pa., and went to live ;here with his wife, nee Lizzie Price, ïerself an actress. His experience in the agricultural line was not marked with that brilliant success which for a quarter of a century before attended his career on the stage. The fields of his new farm were divided by a neat snake-fence, "stake and ider" they cali it there, and a similar jarrier was at the limit of his new domain. "Ah !" said Fechtev, "people are slow and stupid. In England and France a gentleman farms. Take away those enees." "What, the line f ence, too ?" "Yes, sirrah; and now." But the hired man, equally concerned with the new owner in the line fence on one side and another man who stood n the same relation on the other side, aid no- very sternly no, although tliey were willing Fetcher should put a )oard fence in the stead of the old one. )own came the partition fences, howver, and orchard and garden, wheatield and cornfleld, meadow and grazng paddock became as one big iield. Vitli stock to pasture and grain to grow within the great inclosure, the armer may see that, although lields might blend, the treatment bestowed )y cattle upon a growing patch of orn, although pleasant for the kine, was not kind to the corn. It so proved t least, and while the cattle thrieved ,he grain erop prospered not, and for liree years Fechter's cattle have been ethered to a post. - Pittsburg Clironile. . As before noted, there are now in exstence more than 218,000 United States atents. There are but a little over 0,000 English patents, 60,000 French nd 40,000 Belgian and Germán paents upon inventions. In 1848 there were over 4,000 more English than Amrican patents, there being at the time 0,000 English and somethingless than ,000 American. These ligures show ïow inventors of this country are proressing as compared with those of ther countries in which the patent ystem prevaus. The regular routine work of the United States patent ofce requires in the examining corps lone from 125 to 140 men, who, as is well known, must be experts in the lasses in which they labor. Sweet-coni is canned by flrst partly oking it after it is cut from the Dbs, then packing it in the cans and oldering on the cover. A small pinole is made in the centre of the can, nd the cans are then placed in a liqiid which boils at atemperature ïnuch ïigher than that of boiling water. The ïeat drives all the air in the can, or he corn. out of the small hole, which s then stopped by a drop of solder, 'he cans are then boiled for several ours, when the operation is complete. It is claimed thatcows whieh are eepest milkers, when dried off, fatten nore rapidly and make better beef ïan those which are classed as poor nilkers. Mr. A. R. Allen says this is ie case with the Guernseys, and his wn experience has proved it to be rue with the Shorthorns. '