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the product of an ordinary acre of hay, six

Imported Poultry. hundred bushels of carrots, as a crop ordi- We have just inspected a valuable lot of narily made, and again without reference to poultry, imported into Philadelphia by D. W. the cost of cultivation.

Herstine, one of the prominent exhibitors at It is not that we mean to controvert the our recent poultry exhibition at Eleventh and conclusions which this writer comes to.- Chestnut streets, Philadelphia. They arrived They may be perfectly correct for ought we from England by steamer on the 21st ult., know, but we deprecate this flippant way of having been selected without regard to cost, scttling vexed questions, and the readiness among the prize birds, and they constitute with which mere assertion is received on the probably the most valuable importation of the authority of even "an old correspondent." - kind which has been made into Philadelphia Weekly Sun.

for many years. They comprise the following:

A white Dorking cockerel, own brother to The Turf in England.

the first prize Birmingham bird. A London correspondent of the Field, Turf,

Two pullets, white Dorking, second prize and Farm, in describing the late closing scenes of Bellevue show. of last year's racing campaign in England, ! One silver gray Dorking cockerel, third says the "sport was second rate; but as if to prize at Birmingham. make amends for this, betting raged fast and Two pullets, gray Dorking, first prize at ulfurious, as though backers were resolved to | verstone. make the most of the last opportunity to re- ! One buff Cochin cockerel. the winner of COVD themselves for the disasters of a most | five first prizes. unpropitious season. He concludes as fol:

Two buff Cochin pullets. lows: The Marquis of Hastings must have won at

One Brahma Pootra cockerel, second prize

at Leeds. least £60,000 in stakes and bets by Lady Elizabeth alone, during the present year, and

Two Brahma Pootra pullets, first at Man. yet I should say that his balance is decidedly / chester. on the wrong side. Altogether, indeed, the We have never seen so splendid a lot of past two Newmarket meetings have been most poultry, and where all are so superior, it is favorable to the bookmakers, and correspond-' difficult to particularize; but the buff Cochin ing disastrous to backers, the latter of whom, cockerel, who had obtained five first prizes, with one or two exceptions, have been fright was of extraordinary proportions, and in fine fully “hard hit.” The result was an extreme- | plumage, lofty carriage, and general appearly bad "settlement" at Tattersalls on Monday ance, seemed to overtop his comrades, if that last, when several large “accounts" were con

were possible. spicuous by their absence, and the state of The Brahmas were of the gray variety, more things prevailed to such an extent that some known abroad, perhaps, than here, and had of the leading bookmakers did not hesitate some peculiar excellencies and points, which to stigmatize the "settling " as one of the will be novel to many of our poultry fanciers. worst on record. I know for a fact that one They were very large, and beautifully marked of the “biggest” members of the ring, who with great regularity. had to receive the modest little balance of such an importation as this, of four distinct £12,000 on the week, after meeting all de- , and well determined breeds, will be invaluable mands on himself took £10,000 with him to as standards for comparison-showing what Tattersalls, and returned home with only £8,- has been attained abroad, where the breeding 000 in his pocket. One well-known owner of all kinds of domestic animals has been reand one of the most inveterate “plungers ” of duced to more of a scientific system than here. the day, who has hitherto been most punctual | That class of persons, so apt to remark at our in his engagements did not put in an appear- | exhibitions “that they have better stock at ance at all, either personally or by deputy, home,” would probably conclude differently but doubtless everything will be “made plea- after seeing these magnificent imported speci. sant" before next Monday.

mens of our friend Herstine. They arrived I in excellent condition.-Practical Farmer.

Sunday Reading. Adam's family was the one, and only visi

ble church for a time; therein there was a If a man is not rising up to be an angel,

Cain, as well as an Abel; both sacrificed, depend upon it he is sinking downward to be

| though both where not sanctified. In Abra

ham's family (a visible church) there was an a devil; he cannot stop at the beast. The most savage men are not beasts; they are

Ishmael, as well as an Isaac. In Isaac's house

| an Esau, as well as a Jacob. Among the worse, a great deal worse. I have observed

Patriarchs (Jacob's issue) Simeon and Levi, that when a man who once seemed a Chris

with Joseph and Benjamin. In Noah's ark, tian, has put off that character, and resumed his old one, he loses together with the grace

a type of the church, there was a Ham; a which he seemed to possess, the most amiable

Judas among the Apostles, a Nicholas among

the deacons part of character he resumes. The best features of his natural face seems to be struck The end of funeral duties is, first, to shew out; that, after having worn religion only as that love towards the parties deceased, which a handsome mask, he may make a more dis

nature requireth; then to do him that honor gusting appearance than he did before he which is fit both generally for man, and parassumed it.

ticularly for the quality of his person; last of What Christ said of the evil spirit in a all, to testify the care which the church hath wicked man, may be said of the Holy Spirit to comfort the living, and the hope which we in the heart of a penitent and faithful Chris- all have concerning the resurrection of the tian. When he finds the house of the soul dead. clean, and swept, and garnished, then He comes and brings with Him seven other Religion doth possess and affect the whole spirits of grace, and dwells in it.

man: in the understanding, it is knowledge ; The Holy Ghost abhors uncleanness; will in the life, it is obedience; in its affections, it not come near to a defiled soul. Repentance is delight in God; in our carriage and behasweeping the house, and scouring it clean and viour, it is modesty, calmness, gentleness, casting out all that defiles, presents it in a quietness, candor, ingenuity; in our dealings clean state, that so the Holy Ghost may enter it is uprightness, integrity, correspondence into it, and fill it bounteously with all His with the rules of righteousness. Religion good gifts.

| makes men virtuous in all instances.

The miraculous food which the apostles dis- Concerning that faith, hope and charity, pensed, neither gained nor lost any portion of without which there can be no salvation, was the virtue, which Christ hath infused into it, there ever any mention made, save in that through their personal merits or demerits; but law, which God Himself hath revealed from increased, and grew, and nourished and sus-heaven! There is not in the world a syllable tained those who received it from the hands muttered with certain truth, concerning any of the traitor Judas, as effectually as that of these three; more than hath been superwhich was distributed by St. Peter, or the be- naturally received from the mouth of the Icved Apostle himself. And if we would re- Eternal God. ceive the gifts of grace aright, evident it is,

There is no necessary part of our faith, that we must seek them in the way of Christ's

couched in figurative language which Holy appointment; looking not in the smallest de

Scripture does not somewhere else plainly gree to the personal worthiness of the minis

| open in its literal meaning. ter, but wholly and solely to Him, from whom the sacraments derive all their efficiency and The life of every wicked person is provirtue, and who alone is able to bless them to longed, either for the purpose of his own the strengthening and refreshing of our souls. I amendment or. " for

| amendment or, for the trial, through his

instrumentality, of the good. There is, and ever will be, a mixture in the church, till the great day of separation comes. Hell is a barren place. Nothing grows in There are good only in heaven; bad only in that land of darkness to solace and recreate hell; this state admits a mixture of citizens the owner's mind. You shall have your lusts, of both cities.

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How to KEEP BUTTER SWEET.-It is the l Wool –We quote: Unwashed, 28a30 cts.; Tub-washed,

38a42 cts.; Pulled 30a36 cts.; Fleece -a- cts. per ib. easiest thing in the world. Simply put it in

CATTLE MARKET.-Common, $6.75a7 50; Good to fair, clean jars, and cover with a strong brine.

$7 50a8.50; Prime Beeves, $10 00a11.00 per 100 lbs. This will keep pure butter a year, fresh and

Sheep-Fair to good sheared, 5%a7%; extra unsbeared, sweet, as we know by experience. It is al- 174a8 cts per Ib., kross. most equally good to put in oak casks, headed Hogs $12.50a14.25 per 100 lbs., net. tight. This is equivalent to canning fruit. The brine, in the case of the jars, acts as a heading, keeping the air out. But butter

Wholesale Produce Market. should be made well; we have never experi Prepared for the American Fermer by Kwxs & WARNER, Produce mented on poor butter. Work out the butter

and Contri8sion Nerchants, 18 Commerce streel. milk till you have only pure “beads," clear as

BALTIMORE, May 23, 1868. rain water; but do not work so much as to BUTTER --Western solid packed 25a35 and Roll 23a25; break the grain, in which case you have a Glades, 33a35; Goshen, 33a36. tough, heavy article in winter, and grease in

BEESWAX--38a40 cts.

CHEESE.- Eastern, 16Xa18%: Western, ---, summer. Such butter we advise no one to

DRIED FRUIT.- Apples, 6 to 8; Peaches, Sal0%. try to preserve.-Rural World.

Eogg-21 cents per dozen.
FEATHERS.--Live Geese, 60 to 80 cents.
LARD.- Western, 19 a 20; City rendered, 20a21 cts.

TALLOW.--12a12% cents.
Baltimore Markets, May 23, 1868.

POTATOES.--$1 60a1.75 per bushel.
COFFEE-Rio. 13a175 cts. cold, according to quality:
Laguayra 16 Xal7 cts., and Java 23a 24 cts., gold
COTTON.--We quote prices as follows, viz:

NEW ADVERTISEMENTS-JUNE.
Grades.

Upland. Gulf. Lead Encased Block Tin Pipe-Colwell's, Shaw and Ordinary .........................

....284

Willard Mfg Co.
Good do...............................

2 2
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Zero Refrigerator-Alex. M. Lesley.
Low Middling ........................ 29 a 30

Farın For Sale-- American Farmer Business Agency. Middling ..............................30a

Poultry Powder-G. W. Rittenhouse & Co.
FERTILIZERS.- Peruvian Guano, $80; California $70: Tobacco Worms-CC. Henry.
Rodunda Island $30; Patapsco Co's $60; Reese & Co's

Cure for Heaves in Horses-Francis K. Harley, V. S. Soluble Pacific Guano, $56; Flour of Bone, $c0; G.

American Fruit Preserving Powders--L. P. Worrall. Ober's (Kettlewells) AA Manipulated, $70; A do. $60;

Gray's Double-Cased Bee Hive-A. Gray. Ammoniated Alkaline Phosphate, $55; Alkaline Phos. $45;

Seed Wheat-George A. Deitz.
Baltimore City Coin papy's Fertilizer, $10; do., Flour of

Wanted-Agents-J. Ahearn & Co.
Bone, $60; do., Ground Bone, $45; do., Poudrette, $25; Hampshire-Down Sheep-Robert Morrell.
Baugh's Raw-bone Phosphate, $56; Baugli's Chicago Sewing Machines-Fred. W. Wild.
Bone Fertilizer, $46; Baugh's Chicago Blood Manure,

Secomb & Co.
$50; Maryland Powder of Bone, 346; Rhodes' Super. Drugs, Chemicals, &c.-Coleman & Rogers.
Phosphate, $55; Lister's Bone Super-Phosphate $55; Ber
ger & Butz's Super-Phosphate of Lime, $56; Andrew
Coe's Super-Phosphate of Lime, $60; -all per ton of

Contents of June Number. 2,000 lbs., Pure Ground Plaster, $13.50a$14.00 per ton, or $2 50 per bbl. Shell Lime slaked, 6c., unslaked, 10c.

Work for the Month ......

353 per bushel, at kilps.

The Vegetable Garden.....

355 The Fruit Garden.....

353 FLOUR.-Howard Street Super, $10 25a11.00; High

The Catawissa Raspbetry .............. Grades, $12 25a13.00; Family, $13.25a14.00; City Mills

355

The Flower Garden ............................... 356 Super, $10.00a11.25; Baltimore Family, $15.75a16.25.

Fall Flowers....................................... 356 Rye Flour and Corn Meal.-Rye Flour, $9.75a10.00; An Essay on Colic and Bots in Horses (continued).. 357 Corn Meal, $5.75a6.00.

Remarks on a New Mode of Curing Tobacco (concl'd) 360 GRAIN.- Wheat.--Good to prime Red, $2 85a3.00;

Cranberry Culture..........

361 White, $2.80a2.90.

The Man and the Pear Tree,

362 Castor Oil Bean....

363 Rye.--$2.00a2.10 per bushel.

Salmon Eggs all Right....

364 Oats. Heavy to light-ranging as to character from 86 Brook Trout and other Fish..... a97c. per bushel.

A Bee Question .........

366 Corn.-White, $1.13a1.17; Yellow, $1 22a1.25 per Milch Cows and Calves......

367 bushel,

Culture of the Tomato.....

367 Garget ...........

368 HAY AND STRAW.-Timothy $22a24, and Rye Straw

A Dog Tax ...

369 a$- per ton.

Close of Volume..... PROVISIONS.Bacon.-Shoulders, 14 %a00 cts.; Sides, Wheat Cultivation .... 16% al 7% cts.; Hams, Baltimore, 20a22y cts. per lb. Location of the Grounds of the State Agricultural SALT.-Liverpool Ground Alum, $1.95a2 05; Fine, $2.90

and Mechanical Association.. a $3.00 per sack; Turk's Island, 50a55 cts. per bushel.

Exposition of Wools and Woolen Goods............
Air Wanted ..................

372 SEEDS.--Timothy $0.00a0.00; Clover $0.00a0.00; Flax

The McDonogh School Farm ...

372 $2.80a2.85.

Book Table.... TOBACCO. -We give the range of prices as follows: Rust in Wheat....

373 Maryland.

Effect of Cattle on the Fertility of the Farm. 374 Frosted to common......................... $3 75a 4.50 Clover Hay........................................ 375 Sound common................... ........ 4.50a 5.00

4.50a 5.00 Home Made Superphosphate .............. Middling .......................... ... 7.50a 9.50 Tobacco Curing.......

377 Good to fine brown....................... ..... 10.00a15.00 Irish Potatoes .................

378 Fancy.... 17.00a25 00 Salt for Tobacco Land......

378 Upper country.................. 3.00a30.00 Difference in Food for Cows.....

379 Ground leaves, new .......... 4.00a13.00 Profits of Farming .....

379 Ohio,

Destroyin cattle. A prshi

Destroying Tobacco Suckers...................... 380 Inferior to good common .......... 4.00a 6.00 Improved Cattle-Ayrshires.........

380 Brown and greenish........................ 7.00a 8.00 | Hay, Corn and Roots Compared ........ 7.00a 8.00

361 Medium to fine red and spangled ........ 9.00a15.00 | The Turf in England .............................. Fine spangled ....... .... 15.00a 20.09 Imported Poultry .............

382 Fine yellow and fancy ............. ...... 20.00a30.00 | Sunday Reading.........

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INDEX TO VOLUME II.-SIXTH SERIES..

July, 1867, to June, 1868.

See Monthly Farm Work, Fruit, Flower and Vegetable Garden, of each number, for

subjects not alphabetically indexed.

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Agricultural Schools.

.. 9 Breeding, parental influence in.......... 86
College.........
19 | Broom Corn, culture of..

221
Department.............48, 215 Bulls, working ...........
Colleges, Dep't of Educat'n.. 83 Butter and Cream...

110
Reconstruction ............ 112 Butter and Cheese .........
Policy of the South........ Butter, how to keep sweet...

384
Editors ................
179 | Busy Bee near Boston .....

... 345
Progress, our....

c.
Laborers of Prussia........
Agriculture in Prussia................. 224 California, Resources of.....
“ Saunders' Tour of Observa'n. 157 | Canning Fruits. .............

64
Rational ...
... 248 Canned Fruits and Oysters...

304
Letter from Commissioner.. 253 | Canker Worm and English Sparrows... 103
“ “Restitution".......... 328 Carrots, how to raise them....
Air Wanted..........

| Carbolic or Phenic Acid...
American Pomological Society ....

Cashmere Goats, so called.........
Analyses, discrepancy in....

Castor Oil Bean........
Apple, "Shell" seedling

153 Cattle, Effects of Fertility of Farm..
Apple Growing, profits of....... 336 " Ayrshires.
Artichokes ..

340 | Cattle Plague in Holland.......
Ashes, wood, for manure. ...,

44 | Cattle, experiments in feeding....
Asparagus-planting in the fall.

103 | Cattle Show of the Old Times (1747).... 134
Associated Capital......

71 Celery, blanching......

storing........................
B.

Centrifugal Disseminator...............
Baltimore and her Great Railroad....... 178 Charcoal for Turkeys.

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30
Baltimore and Ohio Railroad........ 274 | Charleston, S. C., Discovery of Phosphates 273
“Back to the Land"...

337 Chemistry-what it teaches...........
Barns, tight vs. open......

Chemical Manures, Ville's..............
Bee Question ..................

366 Chemical Manuring..............
Beet Sugar in Illinois....

125 Cheese, Small........
Beef Packing Company, Stabler........ 302 Cheese Making, dairying in Ky.......
Benevolent Institutions....

" " its Flavor.............. 324
Birds, preservation of small, in France.. 94 Chloroform and Sulphuric Ether in Vete-
Border Agricultural Society, (Va.). ...... 180 rinary Practice......... .......
Bowie, Gov., extract from address....... 242 Churning in Brittany............

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Bots and Colic in Horses.......294, 325, 357 Cider-Keeping it Sweet...... ...... 109
Breeds of Swine..........

34 l " Bottled.....

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Cistern-how to keep clean...

Egyptian Corn..........
Clover Hay..................

375 " " Swindle ......... .....
Clover, Alsike or Swedish.......

Employers and Employed. ............
" as a Manure, .........

English Speech.......

149
Coal Oil for Insects.......

English Turf.........................
Coal Screenings for Mulching........... 102

Ether and Chloroform in Veterinary Prac-
Coal Tar and Gravel for floors and walks.. 270 tice...............................
Cochin Fowls......................... 154 Experiments, necessity for more reliable
Colic and Bots in Horses.......294, 325, 357

ones.....

.. 28
College, Md. Agricultural.............
Compost and Manure......

30
Compost..........

...... 154

Fair in Baltimore 1747, first in America. 340
Comparative Value Hay, Comn and Roots 188 Farms (large) and Associated Capital.... 8
Commissioner of Agr., Col. Capron...... 211 Farming, Scientific....... ..........12, 106
Corn Cribs...........

Profits of.................119,
Corn Planter, Reconstructed.

John Johnson's...............
Corn Husks...........

" Good, what is it?..
Cornell Agricultural University

Co-operative, in England......
Cotton, Yield in Egypt......

. What is the best ?..........
Courage and Confidence.........

a Rational, how to learn....
Cows, selection for dairy..

Farm-how to rent one...........
" new points in a good one......... Farm Accounts....................

" advantages of spayed ones....... Fertilizer-Nitrate of Lime.......
Cows and Calves, Milch .......... 367

Fields, arrangement for cultivation......
Cows-Garget ..

368

Floods and Revenue......
Cows, food for .....

Flour Making, bushels to a barrel.......
Cranberry Culture....... ....34, 361

| Food, cooking for animals..
Crop........... ..... 234, 357
Fowls, how they grind food....

273
Cream and Butter. ....... ....... 110

Fruits in North Carolina..
Cresylic Acid-destruction of insects... 184

Fruits, canning them .....
Crops in Virginia 1868....

Fruit Culture, facts in......
Crows.

348
Cultivation, Thorough. ....... 273
D.

Galloways, Dairy...
Dairy-Maryland milk farm. ........... Gapes in Chickens......
Dairy Cows, selection of...

60

Garget in Cows..........
Dairy, science in it ....................

Gas Lime as a Fertilizer...

Glanders...................
Dairying for Cheese Making in Ken’ky..
Department Labor and Agriculture (Md.)

Glover Museum-Departm't of Agr.....
Department Education-Agr. Colleges..

Golden Pheasant.............
83

“Golden Fleece" Sheep....
Dogs, English Shepherd..

Gould, J. S., extract from Address.......
" in England and Scotland........

| Grape Vines, Management of..
Dog Tax .............................

Grape Growing and Wine Making.......
Drainage—the theory in a nutshell...... 131
" theoretically and practically....

Grape Soils....

Grape Culture...
Drill, “Star,” trial of.................

Grape Propagation-Wm. Griffith...... 156

" Growing-Wm. Griffith.
Education, Department of............... 83 Grapes on Elms....
Educators, our .........

148 Grape Vines, effects of Shade.......
Educational Journal..........

148 Grapes, Rot and Mildew..
Eggs, preservation of.......

78 Grass, Kinds of...
Eggs, candleing ...........
261 " Hungarian ..........

233
Egypt, yield of Cotton........ ....... 63! “ Best for Making Butter........... 310

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