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FOR THE

Farm, Garden, and Household.

" Agrioulture is the most Healthful, the most Useful, the most Noble Employment of Man.”— Washington.

VOLUME THIRTY-NINE FOE, THE YEAR 1880.

SMITHSONIAN INSTITUTION WASHINGTON 25, D.C*

KEW-YORK :

PUBLISHED BY ORANGE JUDD COMPANY,

345 BROADWAY.

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©IF ¥©ILUME TMlIlTY-KflNE.

The stars (*) in the. fbUoiv utg hides: show where engravings occur Articles referring directly cr> indirectly to Cattle, Flowers, Poultry, insects. Manures. Trees. Weeds, etc. will be found indexed under these general heads.

0

A

Abortion In Ewes . 220

Acres Two . . 258

Agriculture, American and English 8— in France, 77— in Penn. 217.

Agri') Columns of Weeklies . 178

Agricultural College of Japan... 49

Ailantlius in Nebraska . 440

Air. Notes on, and Dampness ... 37

Alders and Hardbacks . 525

Alfalfa in California . 485

Altitudes . 22S

America and England . 47

Among the Farmers.— Air Impure, 467 -Artificial Incubation 266- Breeding Question in, 427 But¬ ter. Bitter. 184. Feed for. 306 Packing M4 Paper Tissue. 15 Show Mass 55— Can for Cream *141— Cattle Breeders 226— Cow. Cos' of Raising 428-Cream, Ma¬ chines Centrifugal, '55 Washing of. 184 Draining. *97 Fence. Right Angle *I40-Frult Picking *348 Gauge, Hand. *467— Grain Harrowing Growing, 306— Horse- Shoe. Sam Stone’s. *140— Horses. Big, and Truck, 306. Grease ln,96- Milk, About, 183— Milk and Cream Cooling and Ventilation, *140 Stirrer, 141— Plows, Testing. *347 —Produce, Farmers’ Marketing, 97 Rockeries," '506 Smoke House, *347— Stall, Floot for, *267 —Taxes, Road. 96— Trough, Feed¬ ing '468-Vessels for Milk '184-

Water Springs of. * —Well Curb. *506— Wells. Poisoning, *467 —Well Sweep. *506-Withes. the Use of. *427.

Amphibians, Native . 488

Animals Feeding Young, 447— for Meat. Shape of 7-tn Needle¬ work *517— Our •Domestic, 101- Training, *269— Test of, 219— Un profitable, 370.

Annatto . 528

Apples, Abroad, American. 287-497- 527— and its Products, 342— Assort¬ ing, 90— in Sweden, 421— The Use of. 107— Trees in Kansas, 50— Twin *65- Twin Lady, 7.

Art Gallery, A Burlesque . 106

Art, Household, Decorative. ...*..65 Artichokes, Jerusalem, BrazilianllS

Ash-Box. Convenient . *,.510

Ash of the Peanut . 286

Ashes, Leached. 90— Wood, 8-499. Asparagus Bed of, 193— in Wet Soil 245.

Association, Agricultural, 5— Dairy¬ man's, 5— Dairyman’s of Del. Co., 37— for Advanced Science, 296 West Nat. Fair 159.

Atavism, What Is It, 5-58.

•’ Authority," The . 247

B

Barn, Fix up 217-Plan of, *349-*510 —Water Supply for, *232 and Stable, Ventilation of, *96

Barn-Door. Fastening . *57-*140

Barn- Yard . . *..308

Barrels Coal Oil, 203-246-260-370— Oil Cleaning 457— for Nests, *308 —for Roots 488— Paper, 253— to

Sling, *142

Basket, A Litter . *..189

Basket, Clean Fruit . .328

Bateham, M. B . Death of . 338

Beam, to Remove . 459

Beans How to Feed . 432

Bee Keeping, Electricity in . 34

Bee Keepers, English. ... . 220

Bee Notes, 8-50-*90-*133-17S-220-*287

-300-370- *4 :6-456-527.

Bees Queen, b> Mail . . 90

Beef. American in England . 486

Beef How to Kill . 368

Beet Quarterly 220— Sugar 175

Beets, Sugar, Soil for . 218

Bench, Corn Husking . *431

Bench for Harness . “101

Bermuda Grass . *.. 64

Benefit Yourself . 180

Benzine . 297

Bicycles American . 288

Birds Black. 368— and Nest Build lng *154— Lice from 33 - New Year’s Callers. Snow Bunting. *1.

Blackberry Roots Confining . 419

Blackberries- Snyder . *..474

Black Knot. 22— Salt for 34.

Blight, Pear and Peach . *..514

Blister The Pear Leaf . 76

Blossoms, but does not Bear . 2S6

Bolt, Self Fastening . *..189

Bones flow to Dispose of . 419

Books on Garden and Orcharding, 5

Botanical Gazette . 161

Boulders in Oregon . 260

Boys at Work . 18

Bovs' and Girls’ Columns.

A Alligators *479— Ant and Fly B 439 Bats, Something About *439— Bean Puzzle Answer, *109 —Bed of Mixe 1 Plants, *153— C Birds, Among the, *319— Cat and the Birds, *320 -Christmas, *520 —Coasting, *110— Corn, Boy’s D Essay on, 239— Day we Cele¬ brate, *280 Doctor's Corres¬ pondence : Bird Into Snake 479, Canary Seed, 818; Fossil Tooth, 318; Night Song. 318; Paste for Scrap Book, 152; To¬ mato Worm Parasites, *479 ; Water-Wheels. *478-*518 —Doc¬ tor's Talks:— Action and Re¬ action, *152; Balloons, *278; Ferry, *238 , Force, Centrifugal. *107 ; Friction, *68 ; Gravity, *25 ; Horse-Hair Snake, *318: Kite, *196-*238 ; Liquids, 438 ; Lubrica¬ tors, 68. Momentum, *152 Mo¬ tion. *68 ; Periwinkle, *438 Seal, *478 Drawing Lesson, The E Third, *69— Elephant, The Baby F 238— Entomology, 360— Fair, At the 360-Farming in Connecti¬ cut. 238— Forfeits for Fun 27- Fishing and Fishers, *198— Fish¬ ing. New Kind, ‘239— Flower- G Bed, Strange, *519— Girdler, In¬ sect, *152 Glass, Something H About. 279— Harry and His Horse, *320 - Hunt A River, *197 I —Icicles, How are Made 69— In- J sects— Spring Beetle, *319— June K Bug *358— Kangaroo. *519— Leap L Year, and Why 109— Mice, The M Merry, *70— Motion, Question on *26— Mountains, Trip Over, O *279 Nut-Gatherers, *360— Or- P chard. Setting Out, *479— Po¬ mology, 70— Pond on, in Winter. *28— Pop Corn 69— Puzzling, A Little, *26— Puzzle, A New, *153— Whlrllng,*108— Box, 26-68-108-215 -196-238-278-318-358-438-478- 518 A Picture, *68-*196-*278-*318-*358 R -*519— Rebus, Illustrated, *27-*69 •109-*152-*197-*239-*279-«319- *479 S -*5!9— Solution, Wbat Is It ? 518 T Steers, at Fair, *440— Toad, Horned, *359— Tool-Tray, Boy’s, *26— Tree, Cocoanut, Afloat. 26— Trick, Curious Time, *68— W Winter, Composition on, 69— Winter-Wood, Pile of, *27-109— Y Year, Coming, 519— Zoology, 197. Bracket. Cocoanut Flower _ *..236

Bracket, Fungus Fern . *. 276

Bran as Food . 5

Bran, Feeding . 447

Bread, Cutting Hot . 150

Breeding. In-and-in . 48

Brick Through a . 35

Broom, Barn . *..851

Broom Corn Harvesting . * . . 346

Brush, Garden . *..269

Buckwheat, Crop, *246 Field of. 287

Buildings, Concrete . 488

Bulbs, Japanese Packing . *.. 22

Business, Two Years of . 52

Butter Adulteration 179-488— and Cheese Coloring of. 78— Gilt- Edged, *141— Granular, 247— Keep¬ ing with Borax. 36— To Make, without Churning, *185— Wonder¬

ful Record. 500.

Buttons, Horn . 8

Buy, Where to . 48

c

Cactus . 369

Cake, Ginger . 37

Calendar, Framed . *..150

Calendar, Jan., 2— Feb., 44— March, 84— April, 128— May, 172— June, 214 —July, 254— Aug., 294— Sept., 334—

Oct., 414.

Camellia, Culture of . 288

Canoe and Camera . 217-288

Cans, Old Fruit, 159— or Jars, To Carry, *25.

Carp Baird’s European, *13— Cul¬ ture in California, 161— Distribu¬ tion of, 131-497.

Carpet, Mending . 150

Carrot. Wild . 446

Cart, Hand, for the Farm.*. .350-497 Catalogues, 78-117-160-205-449-487.

Catch-All, Shell . *..516

Cattle, Angus Polled, *55— Blank¬ eted, 368— Fastening, Ring and Swivel, *61— Hereford, 464— Jer¬ seys, Precocity of, 61— Sale of Jerseys, *287— Shelters on the Prairies, *62— Bulls: Angus Bull, •’Judge," *413 Jersey Bull, "Mercury,” *465 Calf: A Pre¬ cocious, 369— Feeder, Value of, 2S9 Calves : Black Leg in, 204 Hoose in, 33— Weaning, 161— Cow : Barrenness in, 486—“ Dutchess 10th, of Airdrie," 36—“ Eurotas, *305— How to Keep Her, *230— Jersey, “Alphea," *183— Jers--y Belle of Scituate," *225— Jersey. Record of, 141— Keeping One, Prizes, 47— Keeping One, 175-221- 247-270— Sore E;, cs in, 34— The Simmenthal 95 Cows: Arti¬ chokes for, 419 Currying, 50— Dairy-Test Record, 8— Kicking, 77 —Record for Dairy, 220— Size of, 218.

Celery ,77— Rust, 485— Treatment, 435

Cellar, Draining .

.*..100

Cement, American Natural

431 -

Bad. 179— How to Mix, 339.

Census Assignments, 49— of Forest

Trees, 235— the Tenth U. S.

-218. '•

Chair, Adjustable Camp .

.*..368

Chair. Canvas .

.*..317

Chairs, Invalid .

Chemists Convention of

.....457

Cherry. Dyehouse .

.... 63

Cherries, About .

. 514

Chickens and Insects .

. 511

Chilblains .

. . . .498

Chimneys Cleaning .

.*.. 24

Chores, Doing .

. 50

Churns, Improvement in, 47-*260—

to Fasten Down, 185— Stiern-

ward's Swedish, *100.

Churning, Trouble in .

. 89

Cider, Keeping Sweet .

....449

Cistern. Cheap. 508— Pressure on. 77

Clamp, A, Mending .

. 189

Closets, Ventilated .

. 436

Cloudland, News from .

. 299

Clover Crop, 836— Seed, Sowing of.

49— Swedish, 246.

Clubs, Farmers’, 36-447— Active, 86

Coal Ashes for Walks . 287

Cochineal in Florida . 419

Codfish, Hatching . 5

Collars, Moss, for Horses . . .488

Collar-Gall. Preventing . *..339

Colors. Off . 89

Coloring Butter. . . 161

Colonies, Emigrant, English . 420

College, Am. Vet., 160— Texas Ag.,S5S.

Competition, Australian . 246

Comforts. Summer Day . 258

Composting . 419

Compost, Material for . 94

Compost, Muck and Manure . 448

Cones, Pine, for Kindling . 5

Cool Room . 489

Corn, Canning, 869— Cobs, 204— Cov- erer, A Handy, *100— Crop of, 178 —for Feeding, White or Yellow, 418-House *186-*266— in Ill.,90-to Measure, 179— to Measure in Crib, 247— Peruvian, 247— Raise More, 180— Seed. 34— Selecting Seed, 311 Sheller,” A. B C.," *501— Sweet, 498— Variations in, 505.

Corn F rdder Pitting, *469--Amount, 468— Curing 308.

Corns on Horses’ Feet . *.. 57

Cotton Culture, Book on . 77

Correspondence, Editorial, *301-339 -422-459-*462-*472.

Country, An Extensive . 8

Cranberries, Where Grown . 77

Cream, Separating, by Centrifugal

Force . *.. 60

Creamery. Will it Pay? . 488

Creed, An Agricultural . 146

Creek, Bank of . . 48

Cresses, Water . 274

Cribber, Cure for . 161

Crop, A Leading, 338— Boy’s Cotton, 286— Care of Root, 368— Changing, 448— Prospects, 297.

Croquettes, Oyster and Meat. ... 37

Crusher for Clods . .,*.350

Cultivator, A Wheat . * 350

Culverts under Roadways . *. .507

Currant Crop, 342— Culture, *354. Currants ,315 Why not More, 274-526. Curry Combs, *228— for Cow, *189.

Cutlery, American . . . 247

Cutter, Cabbage . *. .430

D

Dairying, Swiss . 95

Dakota, Winter in . 176

Daisy, Ox-Eye . 299

Dam for Ice Pond . *. .458

Deer, Black-Tailed . . *..425

Dentaplione . 499

Dentaphone and Audiphone . .160

Did it Hurt Him ? . 456

Digger for Muck . *. .349

Diseases, Scrofulous in Animals*187

Doubletrees and Draught . 311

Dog. Deaf ,366— forFarm, 258— Show, the Great, 133.

Dogs, St. Bernard, Cocker,” *425. Drain, Clearing, 218— Water Enter, *223.

Drains, Best Material, 429— Log, 368

Drainage, Deep . 229

Draining, Advantages o f, 417— Rea- sons, 161.

Draft-Horses, Test for . 486

Drags and Pulverizers . *. .96

Draught, Line of, in Plowing.*.. 189

Drill, which is Best . 328

Drills, Grain . 325

Drink for Hot Weather . 296

Driver, Fence Post . *..142

Duck-Raising, Will it Pay . *.. 60

Dust, Road . 352

Dynamometers . *..307

E

Eclipses for 1880 . 77

Editors Abroad . 458

Education, Veterinary . 327

Eggs, Candling, *471— of Difl'erent Breeds of, 49— to Preserve, 445.

Eland, The . *..505

Elder, To Subdue . 370

Emigration . 259

Entomologist for N. Y . 298

Entomologist, The American.... 161 Ensilage, Result of, 287— Silo for Corn Fodder, S41-*469— Opening, 7 Ergot and Abortion in Cows.... 57 Experiments, Farm, American Agri¬ culturist, 135— Fertilizer, 88— Our

Field, 204.

Essay, The Cow . 259

Evergreens, Trimming up . 179

Excursion to Europe . 285

Exhibition. Fishery, Am., 299— N. J., 459.

F

Fair, American Institute, 420— At¬ tending, 296— Dairy International. 6— Modern State, A, 161— TheNext World’s, 131.

Fairs, The Coming, 296— List of. Sept., 367 Oct.. 447— Nov., 489- Dec., 527— Prizes at, 131.

Farm, Clearing Up, *127 To New Orleans, 204— Overstocking 327.

Farmer of the Future . 298

Farming, Dairy, 510— High, What is It? 220— Mixed, 116— Profitable, 256— Successful, in Hard Times, 177 —Tenant, 307^18-426— with Irriga¬ tion, 326.

Farms, English Sewage. 286— Large,

14-Plans of Dividing . 131

Fastening, Barn Door . *. . 19

Fastener for Machines . *..428

Feather Duster, Home Made... 237

Feed-Barrel . *. .428

Feed, Waste Products as . 268

Feeding for Manure, 447 from

Hand, 368— Principle in, 447.

Feet. Scrape the . 67

Fence, Experience with, *261— Sim¬ ple, Portable, *500— Wire, Open¬ ing in, *508.

Fences and Fencing, *10-*51-*92 -*134 1 79-* 222 Stone, *527— Wire, 369.

Fennel, Dog . 327

Fertilizer, Bone, Home-made, 35- Charcoal, 499.

Fertilizer for Cotton . 77

Field-Roller, Homemade . *..227

Figures, Interesting, 297 More Pleasant, 52— Some Dairy, 286. Fish Culture, 297— Fresh to Fry, 37

—as Fertilizer, 115.

Fire, Starting a . 49

Fire-Fanging . 486

Flag, How to Make . 237

Flannel, How to Wash . 500

Florida, Facts About . . . 327

Flint, Chas. L., Resigned. . 417

Flower Garden and Lawn, Jan., 4— Feb., 46— March, 86— April, 130- May, 174— June, 216— July, 255— Aug., 295— Sept., 335-Oct., 416 Nov., 455— Dec., *495.

Flowers, Begonias, Tuberous Root¬ ed, *21— Blazing Stars, *513— Bulb, A New Cape— *147— Bush Clover, *21— Coleus, New Varieties, *147— Corydalis, *274 Double White Horse Chestnut *63— Fritillaria, Cal., *233— Kramer’s Lily, •313- Lilies, Small Flowered, *355— Pur¬ ple-Cone, *433— Summer Perenni¬ als, *473.

Fluid, Littel’s Chemical . 329

Fodder and Litter Cutting, ‘50- Corn, Preservation of, 298— Value of, 86.

Food, and Digestion, 50— Cattle, Fowls, 247 Notes About, 220- Supply of England, 87— Variety of, 8-Winter, 288.

Foods, Money Value of . 47

Foot of Sheep, Care of, . *. . 18

Foot-Rest . *..436

Forge, A Farm . 328

Founder, What is It ? . 342

Fountain for Pigs, *468— Poultry ,*58

Fountains, Wayside . 427

Fowls, Disease in, 5— Fresh Air, 36

Frame, Embroidery . *..316

Frame for Thermometer . * 194

Frames, Picture . *..476

Frogs, Crop of . 216

Frosts, Late . 177

Fruit, Dried, 219— Drying, *314. Fruit Garden, Jan., 4— February. 46 —March, 85-April, 129-May, 173- June, 215— July, 255-Aug., 295- Sept., 315— Oct. 415 Nov. 455- Dec. , 495.

Fruit, Growers inTexas, *103— Nutri¬ ment in, 419 -Packing, Excelsior for, 297— Picker, Convenient, *342 Sending, 288— Success with, 368.

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INDEX.

Ill

Fruits, Seedling, S34— Sending, 297 Small, 287.

Fuel, Well Seasoned . . -‘131

Fungus, Apple Leaf, 34-*64— Corn Smut, *475— Elderberry, 234— Mil¬ dew on Cotton Cloth, *151— Mil¬ dew, the Lettuce, *148— Raspber¬ ry. *275— White Moulds, *192.

Gapes In Chickens... . ........427

Garden, Kitchen and Market, Jan., 4— Feb., 46— March, 85— April, 129- May, 173— June, 215 July, 255— Aug,, 295-Sept., 335 Oct., 415— Nov. 455— Dec., 495.

Garden, Farmer’s, 515 Hillside, 486 —What to Plant, 88.

Gardens of California . 36

Gardening in Public Institutions 234

Garget, Treatment for . 77

Gasoline . 297

Gate, A Farm, *339-An Irrigating. *185— Carriage, 486— Catch for,*5ll —Flood, * 227 Hingeless, * 57 Latch, A Spring, * 350— Sliding. 5 -Two Latch. *512.

Gates without Hinges . *.. 58

Glass. Hardened . 7

Glue Pot. Cheap . *. .237

Goat, Angora, Company . 259

Goat, Cashmere, Use of . 296

Gold and Silver . 77

Gophers, Catching . 446

Grafting. Question About . 297

Grain, Drawing, 287— Great Exports of, 501— How Handled, * 470— Mills to Order, *15— Shocking, *272.

Grains, Pollen . 446

Granaries . *..299

Grape, Moore’s Early . 449

Grapes from Raisin Seed, 367— from Texas, 337— Some Newer, *190. Grape Vine, How Large, 297 to Prune, 161.

Grass, Bogus Bermuda, *190— for Decoration, 437— Guinea, 420-497— Hungarian, 267— Kentucky Blue, 337-499— Named, 328-527— Orchard, 525— Pampas, Plumes, 420— Seed¬ ing, Autumn, 307 Smut, 488 When to Cut, 260.

Gray. Alfred, Death of . 116

Greenhouse and Window PlaDts, Jan. 4 ; Feb., 46 ; March, 86 ; April, 130 ; May, 174 : J une, 216 ; July , 255 ; Aug., 295: Sept., 336 ; Oct. 416 ; Nov. 456 ; Dec., *496.

Greens for Everybody . 104

Grindstones, Care of.... . 525

Growth, Curious . *. .299

Guards, for Feed Troughs. ...*..145 Guide for Farmers . *. .220

H

Hackberry . ...*..435

Hammock for the Household. . . .317

Handle for Cross-cut Saw . *..187

Handles, Chisel . 365

Hands. Chapped . 437

Hanging-Basket, Cocoanut . 132

Hard Pan . 7

Hare, The Polar . *..345

Harness, Mending . 50

Harrows and Harrowing . 188

Harvesters, Binders, Cord for. . .488 Hay, Caps for, 246— Good vs. Poor, 260— Gatherer, Western, *58— for Horse. 220— Marsh, 426— Rack, *223.

Head, Keep Cool . 288

Hedge, Honey Locust, 105— Mu'ch- ing a, 90 -Osage Orange, 37— Plant¬ ing the Honey Locust, *63.

Hellebore and Paris Green . 370

Hellebore, Wet or Dry . 299

Hen, Broody, to Break, 286— Corn for, 286-Sitting, to Break, 446. Hens, Eating Eggs, 177— in Winter 75

Hill-Sides, Washing of . 219

Hints for Work, Jan., 2— Feb., 44 March, 84 April, 128— May, 172 June, 214— July, 254— Aug., 294- Sept., 334— Oct., 414— Nov., ‘454- Dec 494.

Hired kelp in Winter . 8

Holder for Bag,*351— for Barn Door, *309 —for Fire Wood, *430— for Label, *193— for Matches, *477— for Rails, ’229— for Windows, ‘357- Rail, *428— Wisp-Broom, *23.

Holiday. B’armers’ . *..293

Home, Complete, 247— Decorations for, 477— Topics, 194-*236-276-316- 356-436-*476-516.

Honeysuckle, Most Fragrant . . . .235

Hoof, Contracted. .' . 203

Hooks, Some Fish . 159

Hop Culture . 36

Hops in Manitoba, 527— Wild. 288. Horse, Arabian, “Panther,” *345— Kicking, Training of, *18-*494— Large, 365— Poor Condition of, 5— Stallion, Clay Hambletonian,” •213-Temper of. 2297 Horses, Balky, 36 - 176 Balky, Cure for, 507— Colt with Cough, 457— Feet, 338— Harness Sores, 299 Hats for, 288 Norman, 337— Stal¬ lions, Clydesdale for America, 337 —Trotting, 204.

Horse Fork, Neglected .. . 259

Horse-Shoe, Replacing, 271 Self- Sharpening, 7— Sharpening of, 49 -Steel-Calked, 78.

Horseradish Culture . 275

Horticulture in Miss. Val., 869— in Neb., 179— at R. R. Stations, 234. House, Around the, 237 Dairy, Small, 337— Duck, 34— for Poultry, *268— Plan of, »12-*54-*94-*138-*lS2 -*224-*268-*304- '352-*424 -*463-*504. House, Poultry, and Cow Barn. *508

House, Saving, Historic . 328

House, Smoke, and Ash Pit...* .429

Houses, Tenant, on Farm . 502

Housewife, A Hanging . *.- 67

Humbugs, Sundry, 6-48-89-*132-*l<6 -218-258-298-*338-418-*458.

Ice and Ice-Houses . 237

Ice, Artificial, * 312— Harvest, 77.

Ice-House, Above Ground, *346— Building, 457— Filling, 326— with a Cool Room, 351.

Ice-Pond, Artificial . *..100

Immigration, Increase of . 296

Implements, Eng. and Am., 486— in the Field, 837.

Improvement, through Males.. . .178

Incubation, Artificial . 288

Indian Commissioner . 336

Information Desired . 246

Initials . 77

Insect Work . 84

Insects, Ants, to Catch, 486 Red, 259— Aphides or Plant Lice, 486- Army Worm, *261-262-447— Army Worm, Grape Vines, 288— Bag or Basket Worm, 355 -Bee Moth, 48- Borer, Apple Tree, 179— Bots in Horses 368— Bots in Horses, His¬ tory of, 489— Bugs K eeping Off, 229 Cabbage Flea, 218 Cabbage Worm, 228-286— CarpetBeetle, 355- Chinch Bug inWinter, 420— Chinch Bug, to Destroy, 2S6— Clover Root Borer ,274— Coal-tar for, 297— Dam age by, 217— Force Pumps for, 247 Hessian Fly, 445 Leaf Folder. Grape Vine, *273— Lubber Grass¬ hopper, *314— Onion Fly, *263— Po¬ tato Bug, Parasite, 288 Potato Bugs, Valuable. 328 Rose Bug, 300— Sheep Bot-Fly, *346— Slugs, 369— Stinging Caterpillars, *275— Striped Blister Beetles, *433— Tor¬ toise Beetles, *315-Tumble Bugs, 486— Weevil, 93— Barn, 260— Grain, 337— White Grub, June Bug, 247- 288 Worms in Peach Trees, 131 Worm on Pussley,” 459. Institute, Agr’l of Illinois, 34— Am¬ erican, 327— Michigan Farmers, 7.

Insure Farm Buildings . 257

Investigation, Cotton Worm . 337

Iron Work, Beautiful . 329

Items, Farm Economy . 471

Ivy, German . 77

Jam, Strawberry . 288

Jumper, Making of . *61

Judging by the Outside . 227

K

Kennel for Dog . *..186

Kitchen, Progress in . 217

Knife, A Good . 116

Knot, Safety, *142- rate and Handy,

Labor on Farm, Distribution of .186 Ladders, 2i9— Farm,*143— Long, 306.

Lambs, Tape Worm in . 142

Lamp, Orchard . *..193

Land, Clean Grass . 500

Lands, Poor, to Enrich . 461

Lantern to Light his Way . *..480

Lanterns in Barn . 50

Latch, Gate . *..429

Lawn Tennis . *..195

Laurel Hill, Vandal of . 36

Leaf, Fall of . 104

Leaves, Gather . 369

Ledoux, Prof. 2-47— Resignation, 131 Letter, Unanswerable, 89— Not An¬ swered, 179.

Lettuce, Disease . 47

Level, Cheap,*351— Home-Made, *-129 Lice, Chicken, to Get Rid of. 257-527

Lice on Stock . . 420

Life Insurance, A Duty . 160

Lightning . 526

Lightning Rods. About . 327

Like Produces Like . 179

Lily, Pond Culture . 247

Lilies, Cultivating Water . 235

Lima, N. Y., Anniversary . 219

Lime as a Manure, 368-498— on Soil, 447— Oyster, 144— Tannery, 448.

Links for Mending Chains _ *. .188

Little Things . 509

Live-Forever, Killing of . 48

Locusts in WestVa . 260

LogRaiser . *26r-*351

Logs, Loading . *16-*48

London Purple . 160

London Purple vs. Paris Green. .268 Lunch Toast, Good . 37

Macaroni . 37

Machinery for Flax, *232— Sorghum,

Manure, and Ashes, 445— Barn Yard, 509— Feet in Ton of, 488— for the Garden, 131— From Feeding Stull's, 260 Heap, 502 Hen, 256 Hen, How to Use, 259— In Stables, 503 —Liquid, 245-246-432-459— Liquid for Garden, 275— Spreading. 59-3:58 Treatment of, in Winter, 38-499. Manures, Mapes’, 160— Product of, 5

Marker, A Corn . *. . 142

Markers, for Corn . 185

Market Columns, 8-35-76-87-130-174 -216-256-326-366-448-487-526.

Market Tendencies . 48

Marl, Shell . 144

Marsh, Salt . 77

Mat, Lamp . . . .*..477

Match-Holder, Ornamental...*.. 67

Mattock, Garden . * . .511

Mawah Flowers . *..353

Meadows, Old, 337 Preparing Ground for, 420.

Meal, Cotton Seed, 189— Bone, 33. Meat, Australian, in England, 172— Canned, 297— Packing Frozen, 75 —Supply, Our, 338 to Cold Smoke. *101.

Medicines, Talk About _ 300

Melilots as Weeds . *. .315

Merchants, Commission . 179

Message of P. esident . 5

Meyers, Albert J., Death of . 417

Microscope, Compound, *296 for School, 4.

Mildew, Lettuce . 309

Milk and Cows, What Chemists say, 56— and Milking in Texas, 217— as Poultry Food, 145— Bitter, 247-285 Milk Cans, Keep Clean, 329— Chalk and Water in, 77 -Feeding for, 175 —in New Jersey, 247— Pure, for Boston, 502 Something About, *184— Time to Give, 448— What is it? 96.

Milking, 75— Three Times a Day, 348

Milkers, Cow . 287

Milkweed. . 497

Millet and Abortion, 260— For Name, 497— Kansas, 219.

Mines and Mining Terms.. *..17-*59

Money Box for Mailing . *.. 49

Monograms for Needle-work.*. .106 Mosquitoes, KeepingAway from*357

Motor, New Water . 220

Mowers for Lawn . 177

Mowing Machine . 247

Mucilage from Cherry Gum . 204

Muck, 296-337— Land, 132— and Peat, 510— or Peat Specimens, 458- Swamp, 144-419— Swamp, Value of, 132— Its Value. 340.

Mule, Breeding . 525

Muzzle for Horses . *..468

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Name, Out of . 201

Naphtha . 297

Needle, a Wonderful Thing . 219

Nitrification . . 411

Noon-Day on Farm . *. .171

Nose-Jewel for Sucking Calves, *.07 Notes and Queries, Household, *24 -*66-106-151-*195-*S57-*437-*517. Notes from the Pines, 434-461—“ Old Jersey,” *515.

Novelties are Not Always New, *271

Nut, Madeira . 435

Nuts and Nubbins.. 116-289-329-370

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Oats, Sowing with Wheat . 419

Oats, with Wheat . 337

Offspring, Influence of Parent

Upon . 99

Oil-Cake . 5

Oil from Trees . . 368

Oil Stones from North Carolina, 90

Oleo-margarine in Iowa . 132

Oleo-margarine, What is it? . 175

Omission, Slight . 161

Oranges, Bronzed . 204

Orchard and Garde Jan., 3 ; Feb., 45; March, 85; April, 12 '; May, 173; June, 215; July, 253; Aug., 295 ; Sept., 335; Oct., 415; Nov., 455 ; Dec., 495.

Orchard and Nursery, .Tan., 3 ; Feb., *45; March, 85; April, 129; May, 173; June, 215; July, 255; Aug., 295; Sept.. 335; Oct, 415; Nov., 455; Dec., *495.

Osage Orange . 245

Osiers . 499

Over-feeding for Fairs . 429

Oven, Baker’s . *..272

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Paints, Asbestos Liquid . 89-488

Pans, Washing Dairy . *..104

Parent and Offspring . 8

1'ark, Central . 446

Pansies, Beautiful, 247—Destroyed by Grubs 457.

Pasture, Cool and Shady, *253 Rocky, 466.

Pastures in Autumu . 421

Pea, American Wonder . 288

Peas, and Beans, 497— in Plenty. 105 Peach Culture, New Work on, 161— Trouble.488— Trees and Frost, 177 Tree, A Veteran, 177-246.

Peaches for New England, 161- Seedling, 86— Yellows in, 421-459.

Peanuts in California . 161

Pear Growing, Forty Years’ Ex¬ perience . 161

Pearls in Oysters . 528

Peddlers, Tree, Again . 116

Pen Stock, Spring . *. .429

Petroleum, Preserves Wood . 337

Pheasant, the Ringed . *.. 83

Phylloxera . *..192

Pie, Doctor on . 286

Pie-Lifter . *.. 25

Pickles in Glass Jars, 446— Salting369

Picture-Holder . *. .237

Pine-Straw. . 50

Pin-Cushion, Novel . *..236

Pins, Some . 47

Pipes, W ood and Cement . * . .309

Plant Economy, 419— Individual, 23 Plants, Bitter Sweet, *514— by Mail, 337— Fodder, Teosinte,” *19— for Bees, 128— Frozen, Treatment of, 8 Houseleek, *313 Hydrangea, “Thomas Hogg,” 247— Importati on of, 36— Frame for, 456— New and Rare, 160— Prickly Comfrey, 232- Putting to Sleep, 217 —Rock Work, *233— Sensitive Briar, *513 —the Fraxinella, *103.. Plenro-Pneumonia,8-77— in Penn, 90

Plowing . 179

Plum, The Bradshaw . 77

Plumbing for Kitchen . *.. 93

Plumes, Pampas Grass . 8

Points for Wheat Drills . 327

Poke, A Handy . *..188

Poll Evil . 258

Pomace, How to Dispose of . 419

Pop-Corn, Varieties of . *..105

Poplars, Lombardy . 365

Population of Large Cities . 327

Pork Barrel, Look to . 150

Pork, Notes on . 488

Post, Living, forFenceWires..*507

Post Stamp Nonsense . 220

Posts, Fence, Tarring. . 489

Potato Disease in Europe, 289 Mammoth Pearl,” *148— Sweet, 486.

Potatoes to Bermuda . 2-17

Poultry, Coop, * 308— Cholera, 84- 176 Disease, 31 Eggs, 499 Exhibitors, etc., 34— Farming, *145 —Feeding, 115— House, Plan of, *426— Roup, 420— Useful and Beau- tlful in, 17— Turkeys for Breed¬ ing, 430— Fattening, 457— How to Dress, 469— Wintering of, 57.

Powder Post, to Prevent . 34

Powders, Condition . 220

Prairie Sod, Culture of . 217

Premiums. Don’t Like . 337

Prices, Grain, Advance, Decline, .47 Prizes at Fairs, 449— For Essays, 500

Pudding, Apple . 418

Puller, Turnip . *..428

Pump, Submerged . 37

Pumpkins, Gathering . 369

Pump, Iron, Freezing . *.. 58

Pussly . 259

Putty in Tasmania . 37

Quack-Grass, How to Subdue it '328 Quality vs. Quantity . 420

Rabbit, Jack, 5— in California. 46. Rabbits, Experience with, 327— Not Wanted, 368.

Rack, A Feed, *201— for Feeding in Yard, *116 -Fodder for Sheep, *509— for Hay, Weighing, *58— for Sheep, *231.

Raffia, Tying Material . 160

Raise, What Shall We ? . 146

Rake and Scraper for Stable. .*310 Rakes and Brooms for Barn and Barn-Yard, *61.

Rams, Butting . *.. 50

Raspberries and Blackberries _ 260

Raspberries, the Gregg . M3

Reaper, in Field . 506

Record, Keeping . 259

Reel, Garden . *. .235

Reform in English Agriculture.. 260

Refrigerators . 299

Rennet Plant . 86

Rental System of England . 204

Repairs, Charges for . 146

Rhubarb . 148

Rib-Grass . *..503

Riding Horseback . 486

Right and Left Hauded . 150 |

Rights, Riparian . 327

Road Making . 246

Robin, Impeachment of . 23

Robin-Question, Again . 188

Rock- Weed, Collect and Use _ 319

Roof, to Raise . 161

Root Cutter, Home-Made . 245

Root Pulp and Cut Straw . *,. 8

Roots, 218— of Irish Potatoes, *432— Seeding Down, 286.

Rope. How to Tar . *..101

“RoundUp” . 424

Rubber Boots, Mending . 77

Rules in Old English . 219

Rural Improvement . 288

Rusk . 37

Rye for Soiling . 327

Saws, Grimshaw on, 220— How to Use Them, *144— Scroll. * 151.

Saw-Buck, Adjustable . *. .506

Sawdust for Bedding, 272— in Rivers, *512.

Salt for Live Stock, *187— forWheat, 220.

Salts, Potash . 256

Science Applied to Farming, 9-53- 91-137-180-262-*34S-423-*512.

Science vs. Common Sense . 218

Scraper, Tree . *..234

Screen for Bird Cage . *. .236

Seat, Rustic . *..309

Seed, Amount of, 337— Grass, 488— Millet for Chickens, 247— Orchard Grass, 527— Pear, 369.

Seeds, Buying of, 201— Cold En¬ dured by, 178— Honey Locust, 115 —Pedigree in, 486— Ripening of, 434— Sorghum, 499— Sowing Forest Tree, 34— Sowing Grass, 485.

Seeder, Broom Corn . *..511

Seeding to Grass, 165 witli Buck¬ wheat, 528.

Sew, Learning to . 194

Sewage, Waste of . 143

Sewing Machines . 36

Shade, A Summer Lamp . *..277

Shaker Village, Notes of . *.. 90

Shed for Cow . *..422

Shed, Wood . 161

Sheep, American Merino, *139 Barn for, 142— Cross-Breeding of, 49— Care at Yeaning, 509— Dipping, 246 Disease in England, 203 Foot Rot in, 219— Husbandry vs. Dog Raising, 466— Iceland, ‘265- Interest, Revival of , 187— Keeping in Kansas, 204— Old, Never Keep, 289— Ram “Stalwart,” *505— Foot Rot in, 219-Rot, 219-*308-Shear- ing His First, *240— Washing, 189.

Shelter for Corn . 471

Shells for Poultry, 486— in Tea Ket¬ tle, 77.

Shelter Through Straw Stack. .*.431 Shirts by Mail, 288— Polishing, *498

Shock, Corn, Drawing in . .130

Shoes, Wooden . 289

Shoes, Wooden, for Horses.. .*..511

Shooting, Good . 366

Shot, Eating . 5

Show, Fat Stock, 8— Queens Co., 486 —Sheep, International, 488— Poul¬ try. 527.

Shrub, St. Dabeoc’s Heath _ *.. 47

Signal Service for Farmers. . .*. .231

Silica in Plants . 176

Silk Culture in Alabama . 327

Silt Basin . *..-850

Silos, Danger in, 526— Whitman’s, 526

Sink Drains, to Clean . 386

Sink for Milk . *..312

Sit or Set . 286

Skins, Dressing of. 49— Fish, 286. Sled, Dumping, *62— for Manure*187

Slippers, Case for . *..1OT

Sloughs, Draining . *..10n

Smoke-House Convenience...*.. 62

Smoother, Ridge . *..421

Smut Corn, 447— Grass, 365— Onion, ‘104.

Snakes. Swallowing Y oung. . .34-204

Snipe, The Willet . * ..333

Snobbishness or Laziness . 456

Snow, In the . *. . 43

Snow Shoes, Norwegian “Ski.”. *500 Snow-Shovel, How to Make...*.. 62

Soap, Bit s of . 150

Society for Promotion of Agr’l, 417— Mass. Hort., 178-491 - Mich. Agr’l, 90— Mich. Pomolegical, 161 -Miss. Val. Hort.. 288-457— N. Y. State Agr'l, 456-N. Y. Ilort., 90- 178-457— Nurseryman’s, 34 Ohio State Hort., 50— Western N. Y. Hort., 77.

Soda, Nitrate of . 88

Soil, Alkali, 116— Clay, 499— and Dry Weather, 325— Do Thistles Enrich, 218— Exhaustion, 296— Night, 247— Worn Out, 471.

Solder, A Convenient . *. .67

Soldering, About, 507— Liquid, 67 Sorghum, Early Amber, 177 in America, 116.

Sorrel . 206

Spinach, Cookiug . 237

Spring-House, Concrete . *..348

Spring Poor . 159

Sprouts, Poplar . 77

Squash, Earlv . 43-1

Stables, Ventilating, *16— Air in, 488 Stagger-Bush, 219— Weed, 178. Stains, Black Walnut, 498 Kero¬ sene, on Floor, 132.

Stamps, A Million . 179

Standard for Poultry . 177

Station, An Experiment . 179-306

Stations, Agricultural . 6

Stations, Experiment, Not New, 336

Statistics, Some Dairy . 76

Steps, Carriage . *..351

Stock, Breeding, Selection, 469— Breeding, Thorough-bred, 289— for Fattening, Old or Yeung, 8— by Weight, Sale of, 161.

Stone-Boals . 183

Stones in Meadow . 25S

Stores, Cooperative . 501

Story, A True . 131

Straw, To Utilize . 5

Strawberry Bed, Have you a? 149 Culture, 354— Plants Pot-grown, 328— The Sharpless, *103.

Strawberries, Early . 133

Strawberries, New Varieties.. *..358

Stumps . 257

Subscribing . 299

Sugar, Amber Cane, Manufacture of, *101— Beet, 288— Crystals of, 419.

Suggestions . 178

Sulphur, Fumes, for Ants . 204

Sweep-Power, Portable . 177

Sweep for Hay . 369

Sweeps, Hay . *..188

Sweeper for Lawn . *..221

Swindle, A Western . 457

Swine, Hogs: How Many to Acre, 33 —Killing, 76— Shrinkage in. 161— To Handle, *509— Pig : In Clover, 296— Labow 258— Pen and Hen- House, *466— Tying, *471— Villag¬ er’s, Keeping or, 59 —Pigs: Breeds, for Market, 34— Heavy, 48-259— or Shoats, Best for Villager, 186- Spring and Fall, 418.

Table, Folding, Handy . *..517

Tan Bark, Spent . 286

Tansy Tea for Insects . 511

Tea, American . 447

Team, Lunch for . 366

Tedders, the Use of Hay . 268

Teeth, Index of Age, 204 The, 869

Tell, Cannot . 77

Tender, A