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A MONTHLY NEWSPAPER:



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AGRICULTURE AND HORTICULTURE, PRACTICAL ENTOMOLOGY, DOMESTIC ECONOMY

AND GENERAL MISCELLANY.



EDITD BY PROF. S. S. RATHVON.



VOLUME XIV.-1882.



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LA2f CASTER, PA. :

JOHN A. HIESTAND, PUBLISHER.

1882.



INDEX TO SCIENTIFIC NAMES.



Alee Americanus, 1

Angdilid^, 2

Anguilla bostoniensie, 2

Agaraeini, 6

Agaricus campestris, 6

Amularia melleus, 6

Agaricus tridens, 6

Asclepius cornuti, 89

AgrotiB vulgaris, 109

Annuals, 120

Articulata, 125

Aphldiphaga, 132

Arctomys monax, 156

Boletus luteus, 6
" versipella, 6
" scaber, 6
" granulata, 6
" boviuus, 6

Batrachus tan, 30

Butaliscerealis, 98

Belostoma americana, 116

Botrysis bassiana, 119

Bivoltius, 120

Belosoma tesselatum, 124

Cervus virginianus, 1 '
" canadensis, 1

Coprinus comatus, 5, 13

Clytocybe dealbatus, 6
" geotropus, 6
" nebularis, 6
" odorus, 6

CoUybia esculenta, 6
" fucipes, 6
" longipus, 6
" radicatus, 6

Clitopilus orcella, 6
" soula, 6

Coprinus atromentarius, 6

Cantharillus cibarius, 8

Clavaria cristata, 6
" fastigiata, 6
" flava, 6

Clytus robinea, 18
" pictus, 18

Cicada septendecim , 31

Canthon Isevis, 116

Calosoma, 124



Chrysochus, 124

Caloptinus femer rubrum, 130

Copris, 132

COCCINELLID^, -132

Ceratocampa regalis, 133

Derniocybe cunameus, 6

Danais, 89

Dactylis glomorata, 109

Danais archippis, 130

Dryocampaimperialis, 156

Datana ministra, 161

Empusamusese, 119

Etheostomidoe, 124

Eriphuseuturalis, 124

Elater, 132

Erythroecomissima, 156
" pulchella, 156
" muhienburgia, 156

Fiber zibethicus, 1

Formica rnfa, 13

Gyromatia esculenta, 6

Galeruca zanthomaloena, 17

Gossypium herbaceum, 31

Gymnetus nitida, 116

Gordius equatieus, 145

Hygrophones ebuineus, 6

Hydunum repanda,

Helvilla caliibrnica, 6
" crispa, 6

Helianthus globosus, 90
" festuosus, 90

Hemiptera, 110

Htmenoptera, 131

homopteba, 161

ICHNEnMONID^, 131

Lepiota excoriatus, 6
" illanitus, 6
" procerus, 6
" rachodes, 6
Lactarius deliciosua, 6
" insuleuB, 6
" piperatus, 6
" volemus, 6
Lycoperdon giganteum, 6

LONGICORNIA, 18

Lumbricus terrestries, 108
Lepidoptera, 118, 131



132



5,6



Languria mogardi, 124
Locusta migratoria, 139
Lencania unipuncta,
Mus decumanus, 1

" rattus, 1
Morchella esculenta,

" conica, 6

Marasmius oreades, 6
Melangaster variagatus, 6
Myrmecocystus hortus deorum, 7
Mollusca, 125
Macrosila Carolina, 130, 156

" 5-maculata, 130

Microgaster congregata, 131
Mydas flata, 132
Meloe angusticolis, 156
Myriapoda, 177
Necrophorus marginatus, 146
Omphalia oniscus, 6
Ortliosoma cylindrica, 124
Orgya leucostigma, 133
Pteromyzonidce, 2
Pteromyzon americanus, 3
Pluurotus ostreatus, 6

" pometis,

" ulmacium, 6
Pealiotaarvensis, 6
" campestris, 6
" cretaceus, 6
" pratensis, 6
" silvatica, 6
Photiata mutabilis, 6

" squamosus, 6
Paxillus giganteus, 6
Polyporus sulphurea, 6
Pogonomyrmex occidentalsi, 5
Passer domesticus, 17
Pyrethrum roseum, 65, 72, 73, 82, 83

" cinerarias foleum, ibid.

" wilimeti, 73

" cancaseum, 72

Phryganea cinera, 84

" semifaciata,

Prodentia lineatella, 9
Pyralis farinalis, 98
Poa pratensis, 109
" compressa, 109



84



Pembrina, 120
Panlays tophyton, 120
PSOROSPERNI^, 120
Prionus laticonis, 134
Percid^, 124
Pteromalus puparum, 131
Pieris rapa, 131
Papilio asteirias, 132
Felidusta punctata, 132
Percica la'vis, 145
Phylloxera vastata, 147
Psittacus festivus, 156

" erythacus, 156

Polydesmus, 178
Khus vernix, 2

" glabrum, 2
RusBula adjusta, 6

" alutacea, 6

" heterophyla, 6

" lepida, 6
Radlata, 125
Silex purpurea, 2
Solidago, 18, 124
Spongia, 31

Strongulus syngamus, 66
Sitophilus granarius, 99
Serlcaria mori, 118
Strongulidse, 146
Silpha americana, 146
Scolopendi-a beros, 177
Spirobolus marginatus, 177
Trem?lla mesanterica, 6
Turdus fueaceuus, 31
Trichina spiralis, 57
Triton jeffersoui, 60
Theridion trigouum, 69

" globosum, 69

Tetruopes tomator, 89, 134
Trevoltius, 120
Trogus fulvus, 132
Tettigonia vitis, 161
Volvaria Combycinus, 6
Vanadium, 124
Vanadiate of lead, 124



CONTENTS OF VOLUME FOURTEEN.



EDITORlAt.

Our Fourteenth Volume, 1

The Moo?u-Deer 109 Ycare Ago, 1

Killekinio, 2

The Value of Snow, 2

Kitchen Garden for January, 2

Winter Blooming, 2

" Aid and Comfort," 3

How Do Eel6 Breed ? 3

Excerpts, 3, 20, 37, 52, 67, 84, 100,

114, 133, 163, ISO
Our Responsibility, 5
Edible Fungi, 5
The English Sparrow, 17
Ourselves, 18
February Snows, 18
Wood-worm, 18

Planting Trees on Railway Embank-
ments, 18
The Largest Tree in the World, 19
Shifty, thrifty France, 19
Kitchen Garden for February, 19
Poultry Exhibition, 20
Rules and Exceptions, 20
Writing for the Farmer, 20
Our Apology, 33
" Our Winged Friends," 33
Kitchen Garden for March, 33
Why not Write for the Farmer ? 33
The Bane and .\ntidoie, SI
" Revised Fruit List," 34
Ealing Before Sleeping, 35
How Long are We to Live ? 36
The Will and the Deed, 37
Ensilage, 49
April Meeting, 49
Snails in Gardens, 50
Kitchen Garden for April, 50
Phenomenal 51,
Eating Between Meals, 51
Pyrethrum, 05
Gapes vs. Entomology, 65
A New History of Lancaster County,

67
Lime in Soil, 67
Queries and Answers, 69
The Proposed New Department of

Agriculture, 81
Increase of our Crops, 81
Potash in Plants, 81
Kitchen Garden for June, 81
Exports of Cheese', 83
The Conestoga Flying Fish, 82
Pyrethrum Koseum, 8_
Vennor Predicts a Bad Summer, 83
Caddice Flies, 84
Eggs, 84
Our Crops, 84
Egg Culture in France, 97
Gapes in Chickens, 97
Entomological Notes - Directions for

Sending Insects, 87
Kitchen Garden for July — Quality and

Vitality of Seeds, 98
How to Kill Wheat Moth, 98
Our Local Crops, 9S
Destroying Weevil, 99
EtTects of Baking on Flour, 99
Phosphoric Acid iu Plants, 99
A Mare's Nest, 100
Three Wonders, 100
A Chosen People, 113
Green Corn Pudding, 113
Kitchen Garden for August, 113
Good Husbandry, 113
How lo Preserve Stable Manure, 114
Gapes and Eels, 114
A Big Bug, 116
Tomato Horn Worm, 116
Goldsmith Beetle, 116
The English Sparrows, 116
State and County Fairs of 1882, 129
Kitchen Garden for September (Seed-
purchasing a Matter of Confi-
dence), 129
Insect Migrations, 129
■ The Wheat Crop of 1882, 130
Tobacco Worms — Curious Facts Con-
cerning Them, 130
The Royal Horned Caterpillar, 133
The Stanwich Nectarine, 145
Luscious Grapes, 145
Something about " Hair-Worms " and
Eels, 145



Kitchen Garden for October, 146

Necrophore, 146
Seedling Peach, 146
The History of the Tomato, 161
" Leaves," 161

Kitchen Garden for November, 161
Insects Injurious to Forests and Shade-
trees, 101
A Plea for Trees, 162
The Farmer's Creed, 162
Volume Fourteen, 177
Myriapoda, 177
The Tariir and Free Trade, 178
The Turkey, 179
Kitchen Garden for December, ^9

CONTRIIJUTIONS.

Hybridising Fruits and Flowers, 6

Persimmons, 6

The Egg — Its Contents, and Haw It Is
Made, 22

Fruit Belts, 23

Chinese Fruit Pear, 23

Commercial Fertilizers, 23

Forestry, 38

Strawberries, 39

Practical Poultry Notes, 39

Domestic Hints, 39

Practical Recipes, 39

Comparative Value of Farms between
Now and Fifty Years Ago, 85

On Wheat Crops, 86

The Uses of Pruning, 102

Balance of Trade, 102, 164, 183

Gapes in Poultry, 117

Lime, 117

Tariffs and Their Effects, 118

Gapes in Poultry, 133

Shallow Cultivation, 133

Not the Taritr Question, 133

The Eel— Its Habit and Growth, 133

The Value of Clover on Land, 147

The Leaves, 147

Save the Peach-stones. 147

" The Farmer's Friend," 181

A Sure Preventive of Chicken Chol-
era, 182

The Balance-of-Trade Delusion, 183

ESSAY.S.
The Growth and Consumption of Tim-
ber Trees in America, 40
"Our Winged Friends," 41
Seedling Fruits, 44
Fruit and Vegetables — Their Culture,

53
The Bright Side of Horticulture, 54
Horticultural Fertilizers, 55
.Some Practical Points in Peach Cul-
ture, 69
The Management of an Orchard, 71
Insects and Some of Their Relations
to the Vegetable Kingdom, 86

.SELECTIONS.

Farming about the Rocky Moun"
tains, 6

"Go to the Ant," 7

A Great Southern Farmer, 7

Lime as a Preservative, 8

On Square Acre, 8

Yards iu a Mile, 8

Wheat Crop of the United States, 8

A Plain and Easy Way of Curing
Hams, 8

The Part which Worms Play in Na-
ture, 9

Spare the Tree, 10

Let the Frost Help You, 10

Tobacco Review — The Old Year and
the New One, 11

Berks County Agricultural Society, 11

Poultry Show, 24

White Vein — Cause of the Disease in
Tobacco — The Early Cutting
Theory— Convincing Experiences,
26

Tobacco Growing— Profits Realized by
someExperts-Early Buying in the
Field— Result of Careful Hand-
ling — An Excellent Crop — Cost of
Growing Tobacco — Another Pay-
ing Crop— Still Another — In Con-
clusion, 26

American Silks Good, 27



Coal Tar and Alkali in Peach Cul-
ture, 3.S
Points in Cows, 28
The New Wheat Region, 55
How to Deodorize Stables, 56
Utilizinj; Rough Ground, 56
The Building of Homes, 56
When to Cut Grass, 57
Feeding Poultry and Raising Chicks,

57
Vegetable Condiments, 57
Trichiuosis, 57
Testing Cream, 58
Application of Liquid Manure, 68
Early Price of Pennsylvania Lauds,

58
A Home Fruit Canning Factory, -59
History of Pyrethrum, 72
Quince Culture, 74
Poultry Farming, 75
Poultry Abundant, but Dear, 75
Notes on French Agriculture, 76
The Benevolent Sunflower, 89
Our Timber Lauds, 90
Roots and How to Grow Them, 91
Green Manures, 99
U. S. Department of Agriculture, 103
The Happy Granger, 103
Uuderdraining, 104
Education for Farmers, 104
Success in Farming, 104
The Department of Agriculture, 105
Fancy Butter, 106
All about Poultry, 106
Talks about Fruit, 107
Silk Culture, 118
Minerals at the Exposition, 121
Diversitied Farming in the South, 121
The Mosquito, 122
A Grand Harvest, 134
Occupation and Longevity, i:54
The War in Egypt, 135
The Climate in Different Parts of the

Union, 135
Pure and Wholesome, 135
Temperature and Rainfall, 136
Barn Yard Manures, 136
Preserving Fence Posts, 136
Some Wheat Statistics, 136
Importance of Having a Good Queen,
137

Draining of Land, 137
The Practical and the Scientilic in
Agriculture, 138

Fighting the Phylloxera in Europe,
147

Protecting Plants During Winter, 148

Self Dependence, 148

The Preservation of Forests from
Wanton Destruction, and Tree
Planting, 148

Cultivation of Peppers, 150

How to Bottle Wine, 1.50

Practical Forestry Illustrated, 151

Summer, 152

How to keep Houses Healthy, 153

The Coming Fence, 1.52

The Trade in Nuts, 152

Work and Leisure, 1.53

Stable Cleaning, 153

Worthless Do^s, 153

The Black Walnut, l.K

Trees, Climate, and Soil, 164

Heavy .Manuring, and How ? 165

Artiticial Incubation, 166

Indian Corn in Kansas — Its Value
and Importance, 166

The Effect of a Good Silo, 167

Agricultural Prosperity Should Bene-
fit the Farmer, 167

Tree-Planting in Streets and Grounds,
168

The Fair Season, 168

Italian Bees and How Italianize Com-
mon Black Bees, 168

Preventable Losses on the Farm, 169

Yield and Condition oi Crops, 169

The Virtues of Coffee, 183

Feeding Stock in Winter, 183

The Rational Method of Tree-Pruning,
184

Letter from the Mother of Bayard
TaylortoProf. E.V.Riley, 185

Soiling Cattle, 185



Smoke House at Small Expense, 186
The Sugar Beet, 186

OIR LOCVL ORGANIZATIONS.

Lancaster County Agricultural and
Horticultural Society, 11, 28,45,
76, 92, 107, 133, 138, 1.54, 170, 187

The State Grange, 12

Poultry Association, 13, 30, 47, 77, 93,
108, 123, 140, 1.55, 171,187

Fulton Farmers' Club, .30, .17, 59,77,
124,140, 16.5, 171

Linna-an Society, 13, 30, 47, 60, 93,
109,124,1.56,171,188

State Board of Agriculture, 16, 140

KNTOMOI.OGICAI-.

Swarming Ants and Allied Phe-
nomena, 60
Curculio in Plum Culture, 61
Birds and Canker Worms 61

AGKHIXTl KK.

Look after the Implements, 14

Do Your Own Repairing, 14

Ensilage Solus, 14

Bad Seed, 14

Planting Tobacco, 31

Improved Grasses, 31

Rotation of Crops, 31

Sowing the Seed, 61

Clover and Grass, 61

Clover, 61

Ploughing, 61

Potatoes, 61

Onions, 61

French Farming, 78

Sand Farming, 78

Crop Prospects, 78

Fence Posts, 78

Rotation of Crops, 94

Manure Made under Cover, 94

Exports of Breadstuffs, 94

Corn Culture in Gardens, 94

Green Crops, lOS

Loadinir Hay, 108

Manure under Cover, 108

Plaster, 108

The Largest Land Owner on the Con-

tinent, 108
Best Pasture Grass, 109
Pacific Coast Wlieat Items, 109
Lying in Fallows, 125
A Short-siirhtcd View, 125

Select Your Own Seed Wheat, 125

A Talk about Grasses, 125

Pasture Grasses, . 141

Experiments with Green iManurlne.
141 *'

Wheat Raising, 142

What of the Future as Regards Grain,
142

What Manure Loses by Healing, 142

Good Crops in .Vlabama, 142

Magnesia for Wheat, 142

Wheat Growing, 150

An Excellent Fertilizer, 1.56

How to Remove Stumps, 156

The Telephone on the Farm, 15(>

Octagonal Barns, 1.56

The Use of the Roller, 172

Progressive Farmers, 173

Effect of Draining, 172

Fall Plowing, 172

Ivory Wheat and .Millo .Maize, 188

Economy on the Farm, 188

Rules Adopted by the Hay Trade, 188

Effects of Broom Corn on the Soil,
188

The Agricultural Interests of the
Country, 188

Small Potatoes, 189

HORTICULTURE.

Rosebushes, 14

Pears, 14

Nqtes on Orchard and Garden Work,

14
Making Butter, 14
How to Make Tea and Coffee, 14
Butter Easily Spoiled, 15
The Rhubarb Plant, 61
Mulberry Trees, 61
An Excellent Old Apple, 63
An Experiment in Potato Planting, 82



IV



INDEX.



Apples for Medicine, 78

Greenhouse and Window Plants, 78

Proat in Onions, 78

Celery Culture, 78

How the Chinese Make Dwarf Trees,

78
An Abundant Apple Crop, 94
What Kills Fruit Trees, 94
Early Turnips, 94
Summer Grape Pruning, 109
The Care and Pruning of Peach Trees,

109
The Delaware Peach Crop, 109
Strawberry Beds, 109
Quince Culture, 109
The Peach Crop, 125
Value of Fruit, 125
Shallow Cultivation for Fruits, 125
The Vegetable Garden, 125
Fig Culture, 126
Keeping Grapes Fresh, 142
Beneficial EtTect of Mulching on Ber-

Taking i'n Fall Flowers, 142

Saves the Peachstones, 143

A Hint for Winter Gardening, 143

York Imperial Apple, 157

Keeping Apples, 157

Apple Notes, 157

Root Pruning, 157

The Cherry and Apple, 157

Pe»r Raising, 172

The Effect of Dry Weather on Apples,

172
Saving Cabbage till Spring, 173
The Fruit Supply, 173
Bananas and Plaintalns, 173
Winter Flowers in the Window, 189
Preserving Garden Flowers, 189

HOUSEHOLD BECrPES.

Light Gingerbread, 15

Cocoanut Cake, 15

Chocolate Cake, 15

Rock C»ke, 15

Gingerbread, 15

English Buns, 15

Almond Cake, 15

Milk BiBCuit, 15

Soft Gingerbread, 15

Doughnuts, 15

Kaiela Pie, 15

Corn Bread, 15

Coco«nut Pudding, 15

Baked Soup for Invalids, 15

Baked Indian Pudding, 15

Orange Pie, 31

New England Baked Indian Pudding,

31
Chicken Pie, 31
Prune Pudding, 31
A Nice Way of Cooking Cold Meats, 31
Chocolate Cake, 31
Breakfast Kusks, 31
Preparing Carrots, 31
Barley Soup, 31
Cornstarch Cakes, 31
French Tapioca Pudding, 31
Sweet Macaroni, 32
Oatmeal Pudding, 32
Wholesale Pie Crust, 32
Stewed Apples and Rice, 33
To Make a Cheap Wash or Paint, 63
Rice, Milanaise Style, 62
Macaroni and Ham, 62
Poor Man's Plum Pudding, 62
Fig Puddins:, 63
Yorkshire Pudding, 62
Warm Slaw, 62
Cold Slaw, 62
Lincoln Cake, 63
Pastry, 62
To Clean Marble, 62
Valuable Hints, 63
Cocoanut Cookies, 62
To Renovate Black Grenadine, 62
To Wash Silk Stockings, 62
Cornstarch Bake, 63
Black Bean Soup, 62
To Clean Musty Barrels, 62
Cottage Gingerbread, 62
Household Weights and Measures, 68
Scotch Butter Candy, 62
Tapioca Pudding, 78
Bread Pudding, 78
Chili Sauce, 78
Clam Chowder, 78
Saddle of Lamb, 78
Tomato Soup, 78
Oyster Soup, 78
Chicken Salad, 79.
White Sauce, 79
Sugar Kisses, 79
Qneen of Pudding, 79
Lemon Pudding Sauce, 79



Bird's Nest Pudding, 79

Orange Pudding, 79

Green Corn Patties, 79

Boston Cream Ci!ke, 79

Flake Pie Crust, 79

Superior Doughnuts, 79

Cookies, 79

Custard Pie, 79

Graham Rolls, 79

Rice Waffles, 79

Steamed Indian Loaf, 79

Muflins, 79

Lemon Pie, 79

Pumpkin Pie, 79

Graham Muffins, 79

Turkey Soup, 79

Fish Sauce, 79

Cabbage Salad, 79

Cottage Pudding, 79

Suet Pudding, 79

Boiled Biead Pudding, 79

Lowell Pudding, 79

Hominv Muffins, 79

Potato'Cakes, 79

Oyster Fritters, 79

Corn Oysters, 79

Boiled Leg of Lamb, 79

Tapioca Pudding, 79

Snow Pudding, 79

Beefsteak Rolls, 95

Deviled Ham, 95

Yankeee Plum Pudding, 95

French Beefsteaks, 95

Squash Pie, 95

Delightful Pudding, 95

To Make Tough Meat Tender, 95

Cabbage Salad, 95

Scalloped Oysters, 96,

Roast Shoulder of Veal, _95

Western Cookies, 95

Fairy Apple, 95

Deep Apple Pie, 110

Pan Dowdy, 110

Fried Apples, 110

Apple Toast, 110

Apple and Bread Pudding, 110

Racket Club Pudding, 110

Jelly Pudding, 110

Cheese Crust, 110

Pumpkin Pie, 110

Plain Mince Pie, 110

Welsh Rare-Bit, 110

Omelette, 110

Chicken and Green Peas, 110

Bean Soup, 110

Codfish, 110

Broiled Birds, 110

Sago and Wine, 119

Beef Juice, 110

Wine Jelly, 110

Toast, 110

Barley Water, 110

Egg and Wine, 110

Milk Punch, 110

Cucumber Mangos, 126

Peach Mangos, 126

Veal a la Mode, 126

Breast of Veal Baked with Tomatoes,

12(>
Breast of Veal Braised, 126
While Sauce, 1^6
Boiled Tongue, 126
Boiled Corned Reel, 136
Boiled Ham, 126
Pork Chops, Spanish Style, 126
Roast Pork, 126
Pork Tenderloins, 126
Irish Stew, 126
Persillade of Mutton, 126
Fried Breast of Mutton, 126
Breading 126
Ragout of Cold Beef and Vegetables,

126
Roast Leg of Lamb or Mutton, 126_
Garlic Cloves, 126
Fig Pudding, 143
To Whiten Scorched Linen, 143
To CookJTurnips, 143
Almond Cake, 143
Pan Dpwdy, 143
Smothered Chicken, 143
Pumpkin Pie, 143
Sheep's-head Soup, 143
Pickled Onions, 143
Lemon Pudding, 143
Ready-made Giue, 143
Apple Jelly, 143
A Remedy for Diptheria, 143
Hoosehold Hints, 143
Dry Curing Pork and Beet, 143
Stewed Cora, 144
Brown Sauce, 144
Boiled Sweet Corn, 144
Stewed Corn and Tomatoes, 144
Chow-Chow, 157



Stuffed Tomatoes, 157
Pancakes, 157
Rissole Soup, 157
Lamb Chops, 157
Potato Mound, 157
Ladies' Cabbage, 157
Damson Tart, 158
Potato Porridge, 158
Roasted Sweetbreads, 158
Boil and Blanch the Sweetbreads, 188
Potato Croquetts, 158
Rice Pudding Cold, 158
Breakfast Cakes, 158
Cream Nectar, 158
Potatoes au Maitre d'Hotel, 158
Stewed Tomatoes and Onion, 158
Stewed Pears wi'h Rice, 158
Ox-Cheek Soup, 158
Stewed Calf's Hearts, 158
Apple Souffle Pudding, 158
Graham Bread, 173
Indian Cake, 173
Crullers, 173
Doughnuts, 173
Buns, 173

Roast Mutton, 173
Mashed Potatoes, 173
Mashed Turnips, 173
Baked Potatoes, 173
Apple Pudding, 17S
Spanish Cream, 173
Boiled Flank of Beef, 173
Meat Hash, 173
Veal Loaf, 173
Tomato Sauce, 173
Steamed Beef Steak Pudding, 173
Stewed Lobster, 174
Boiled Rice, 174
Boiled Cider, 174
Steamed Pudding, 174
Nice Griddle Cakes, 174
Cottage Pudding, 174
Griddle and Indian Cakes, 174
Escalloped Mutton, 174
Mocked Oyster Soup, 174
Excellent Gold Cake, 174
Lemon Cake, 174
Fried Chicken, 174
Plain Fruit Cake, 174
Boiled Kice Pudding, 174
Okra Soup Equal to Turtle Soup, 174
Steamed Brown Bread, 174
Rhubarb Pies, 174
Roast Turkey Garnished with Sau-
sage, 189
Mashed Turnips, 189
Canned Corn Pudding,^ 189
Cranberry Sauce, 189
Orange Snow and Snowdrift Cake,

, 189
Oyster Soup, 189
Boiled Chicken, 189
Browned Potatoes, 189
Baked Sweet Potatoes, 189
Scalloped Squash, 189
Baked Custards, 1^9
Simple White Soup, l!-9
Stewed Fillet of Veal, 190
Spinach, 190
Boiled Beans, 190
Mashed Potatoes, 190
Queen's Toast, 190
Brown Giblet Soup, 190
Minced Turkey and Eggs, 190
Stewed Potatoes, 190
Celery, 190
A Plain Rice Pudding, 190

LIVE STOCK.

The Care of Cows, 15

Charcoal for Sick Animals, 15

Hints about Horses, 15

Hay for Swine, 15

Warts on Horses, 15

The Horse Shoe and Its Application,

15
Sawdust for Bedding, 68
Salting Stock, 62
Floors for Horse Stables, 63
Charcoal for Sick Animals, 63
The Hog Crop, 63
Tying up Calves, 63
Man's Treatment of the Horse, 63
Advantages of Small Flocks, 63
" Loss of Cud," 63
Training Heifers to Milk, 63
Bedding for Cows, 63
Inoculiition of Animals, 63
Care of Horses' Legs, 79
Care of Sheep, 79
Watering Horses, 79
Save and Care for the Pigs, 79
How to Grow a Pig, 79
A Nevada Stock Raiser, 80]
Improving the Stock on the Farm, 95



Keep up the Flow of Milk, 95

Care of Dairy Vessels, 95

Raite the Good Cow's Heifer Calf, 95

Spoiling a Young Horse, 110

The Pig in Agriculture, 110

Sheep Raising in Dakota, 111

Treatment of the Cow, 111

Advice of a Lancaster County Black-
smith on How to Shoe Horses,
126

Training Horses, 126

The Best Farm Horses, 127

Draught Horses, 137

Is Horseshoing Useless, 127

Keep the Stable Clear of Flies, 127

Remedy for Side Hole in Cow's Teat,
127

Care of Horses, 127

The Stock, l;i7

Improved Sheep, 144

Management of Pigs, 144

A New Cattle Disease, 144

Raising a Colt, 15>!

Hints on Raising Stock, 158

Swine Raising— A DiflTerent System
Desirable, 15S

More B'requent Milking, 158

Jersey Cows and their Records, 158

Facts about Horses, 159

Overloading Cows' Stomachs, 159

Quarantined Cattle, 159

Cattle-Raising in Montana, 174

To Utilize Jersey Bulls, 174

The Shropshire Sheep, 174

Rearing Sheep for Their Milk, 174

Making Good Park, 175

The Coming Sheep, 175

Cotton-seed Meal for Live Stock, 190

Dry Food For Hogs, 190

Lincoln Sheep, 190

Pasturing and Soiling Hogs, 190

Growth of Colts, 190

Sheep, 191

Training Horns, 191

Cattle Range of Wyoming, 191

POULTET.

Sunflower Seed for Poultry , 64
Grain in Vegetables, 64
Poultry Upon the Farm, 64
Dressing and Keeping Poultry ,64
Common Sense in the Poultry Yard,

64
The Roup in Fowls, 64
Poultry, 64

A Writer in the Poultry Monthlv, 80
A House for 200 Fowls; 80
Questions About Eggs and Fowls, 80
Raising Sunflowers for Hens, 80
Care of Young Turkeys, SO
How Chickens are Born, 80
A Cheap Chicken Coop, 80
Hawaiian Geese, bO
One Variety, 95
Treatment of Young Ducks, 96
A Profitable Hennery, 78
Floors for Poultry Houses, 111
Fowl Fattening, 111
Onions for Chicken Cholera, 111
Cramming Poultry, 111
Wild Chickens, 111
Good Hatching,
Poultry Gossip, 127
Feather and Egg Eating, 127
Geese, 128

The Wonders of Incubation, 138
A Meat Diet, 128
Feed for Laying Hens, 128
Guinea Hens, 160
Care of Fowls, 160
Ducks, 160

Which is the More Profitable ? 160
Fattening Turkeys, 160
Farm and Workshop Notes, 160
Moulting, 175

How to be Rid of Them, 175
Poultry Nonsense, 191
Poultry, 191

Women as Poultry Raisers, 191
■To Fatten Fowls or Chickens in Four

or Five Days, 191
Winter Rations for Hens, 191
Pekin Ducks, 192

APIAKY.

Some Information About the Queen

Bee , 159
Twelve Facts for Beginners, 159
A System for Wintering 159
Preparing for Winter, 159

LITERARY.

Literary and Personal, 16, 32, 48, 64,
80, 111, 128, 144, 160, 176, 192



ONE DOLLAR PER ANNUM-SINGLE,: COPIES 10. CENTS.




Dr. S. S. P.ATHV01T, Editor.



LANCASTER, PA. JANUARY. 1882.



JOHN A. EIESTANI/, Publisher.



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