Willamette farmer. (Salem, Or.) 1869-1887, January 11, 1884, Page 2, Image 2

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fumuf ljifcra.nre,
Oootl Uyo Old Year, good bycl
With all your many circa!
With all your hopes and feara!
With all your joys and teats!
Oood Bjc, Old Year, goodbjo.
Wc do not hid theo stay,
To us thou ditlst not bring
Ho many a j ynm thing,
That wo to thou should clintt,
The past U gone to-day.
With tho opening of this year.
This year so fresh and fair,
How many of us dare
To yield to dark dotpaii!
It brings us hopo and cheer.
You, to whoso saddened life,
The put brought solace sweet,
The new year may repeat
Tho happiness complete
With which that year was rife.
flood Bye, Old Year, good bye!
Wo would not have thee stay.
Thou dncll'st in memory 1
But now, Old Yenrl make way
For the New Year! So Oood Bye
Widow Lockery.
I mnilc lior nequaitance at an old Set
tlor'H Iiutinion. Tlio club, which held it
yenrly meeting) nt Gicshnin, was com
posed of tho surviving pioneers of lo.lO.
All persona, who, either ns adults or chil
dren, lnul nettled in the district covered
by tho "organization previous to within
that yenr, were entitled to enrollment.
A group of nieiivu'rodiscufesing wheat
projects. They seemed to belong to
Unit class in whom tho uncertainty of
iho funnel's hope had hied n condition
of cluonio forelKxlinir- One -aid the
wheat wan too bluing, nml would all be
"lodged" bufoic the hniest. Another
thought tho recent mill-, would produce
"runt in (ho stalk." A thiul predicted x
hot, thy time, that would cause it to fne
jit tho loot."
Old Sotli Householder had been a re
luarkably good hhot in his time. We
paused in our haunter to honr him tell
about it. Ho vvn n giotesquc Old man,
with yellowish, curling hair hanging
ovor tho collar of his lean calico shiit.
"I piesumo thcio'e a good many old
fellers here," said he, "that minds about
tho doggery Hank Sloan kop' over on the
old State Ito.ul. He kept a little stool
of gioccry, too, and altput once a fortn't
ho'd hev a shooting match. He'd tie up
tho bundles of tea and teillackor and
sugar, and we'd shoot for 'em. Will,
one afternoon in tho beginnin'of winter
it was tho thiity-llrstof November, if I
mind light Hank had a shoot. The it
was sevonty-three of them pa V igos, and
when tho match was out a u Hank
told 'cm over, all but fourvvn- ni.ukcd
Householder.' Yes, th.it was rather fair
tdiootin' I tell you, gentlemen, it'B all in
tho optic neive of tho eye. Ther'b vvheic
it lays."
The band began playing on the ros'
tniin, mid tho inultitudo moved toward
the music.
"Should auld acquaintance be forgot,
And novor brought to mind J
Should old acquaintance be forgot,
And the days of auld lang syne?"
Tlio Kvveel horns seemed to speak the
very words,
Tlieio was roll-call, unsweied to in
voieos varying from the lobust. mellow
(ones of the middle aged to tlio feeble
' iptavorof the oetogennrian. A brief bio
graphical obituary of a late member wits
ie.nl. Then tho orator of the day vviu
introduced. Aficr the speech caine the
basket dinner under tho ttees. Tlio af
ternoon was devoted to muic mid r-tory
An aged fainier named Man-
uing said :
"1 win tho Ihet white littler in Doer
T.iek Tuw nliip.
onhandy 'long at fust- What 'ud folks
think now of driving thirty mile- for a
bag of seed who.it mid two plow pints'
1 did that in ':)7 diuv in with o.vcn.loo,
It wa powerful hard woik elearin' up
my land -timber ?o In nvy and help so
.scarce. 1 had one hiied man that did a
heap of good. Ho was only a boy, but
bo was a good one, (.tioiig-lbtid and
keon-wittod. He'd chop all day and
ftmly his books till ten o'clock nt night.
llo's heio to-day, fiicud?, and may U
some of you knows who I mean. ItV
Jiutee.Tiuowell.theu on the iliifrni
Ho split and laid up the rail on u.y tlrt
clearing. He's Wen Jo Congre-s rince,
and I'm proud to y heV as bunot u
law-mnKcr as no uii u toiice miser J
proiKwi tints; cheers for the rail littti
or the old Tonlh DNtriot."
Thoy wcie given with enorgv, and
Judge Tazewell e.une down ami hook
bands with Uncle Kli .Manning
Tlio Prortidcnt of the club then asked
how many iu the assembly bad nnj jicr
honal recollection of a two-days hunt for
a lot child in the autumn of '41.
"Aiuwor Sunday School fmhioii," mid
lie, and about n half a dozen haiuU went
I Iho Widow Uvlery heivf he nnt
. inquired,
'I reckon Ue in,'' cunie Uie muwer in
a woman's voice from soinewhcio in tho
"Mrs. Lockery," continued tlio rrcei-
dent, "lounu mo lost vuuu, hum ;
will tolljis all about it, I, for one, will bo ,
.1. nUicni i litun n vnfiip lmnros
sion of tnor which tho hunt produced,
and the excit'-ment it aroubco in my
childish mind; but I do not remember
that I ecr hoard the occunenco fully de
scribed by any one who took part in the
search." . ,. ,.
Ifn 1nnnni1 nmiin ill tllO (UrCCtlOll
whence came that prompt response, and
sat down.
A tall straight woman arose from her
beat, walked slowly down the aislo bo-
tween the ciuclo benches, anu iook a po
sition facing ton people. Sho seemed m
no hurry to begin her story, but deliber
ately took ofT her starched bonnet and
iniil i nTi ilm it. brsidn her. She was
tho most remarkable personage I bad
seen tnat nay. inougii iuuy r-uvu"
years old, sho was as erect as an Indian,
and gave one tlio impression of great
physical power. Her iron-gray hair grew
low over her lorenonti, nnuwusguuioiuu
iiitn o nin.)t rnilfrll-lnnkilll? knot flt the
back oflior head, and secured in its place
by n brass comb. Her complexion was
swarthy, and her dark eyes were shaded
by daiker brows which almost met abovo
her prominont aquiline nose. Her lips
! viral iirinlv. nnil her whole facc.hndnn
expression of unspeakable sadness.
"ITienUs anu noigunors," snpuegau;
ntwl nil nl nnon found llivsnlf Slllilillir as I
ob-erved many otlieis doing. Never bo-
f .1!.) t.... . . nni m t rn n r nr on illirLlv'
UJrU Ulll IllUIl.m tUlllllUili"li.u as alkkvj
tfunafonn ita nvtir-miK TllO (lark CVC8
tlllll liflll .' vj-!'-'- ---- --
In inl'li.il lm nirniiis of Ilm mnlltll IfaVO
... ...i.., mv """" ., i 1
a Jiumorous curl, llic lips paneu in siiuouu
lovtaled a double row of perfect, natural
teeth, gleaming with drollery, and the
whole changed physiognomy was laugb-
iir.lntwlu m-iil miiVlilinrs? Seem' as
how Mr. Kvans has borto' given out that
I'm tlio lieioiuo o mis iuio wiriur,
mml.il wnlllil 401111(1 hpttor for S0U10
one cbe to tell it. So much by way of
"If iv.iw Itiim.iimn Nvlnrs Cllliil lil.u
was loit. Hen staitcd one mornin', in
October to get some gunilin done, mere
it-iu nn i.iill nf nrnr Hi. in one on Tavlor's
Foik, twelve miles off, and tho way roads
was then, it woulil take mm long iiuo
tlio night to get Home, niai muo voy
o' his'n, jut lio yeaisokl, took a notion
to go 'along, hut his pa wouldn't let him.
IIo whipped the pool little fellow in tho
iiioruin' for cryin' to go; but when he
stinted the child just followed thowagon
and bawled to be look in. The young
ones told me that; and that piocious
mother o' his'n, instead of coaxin' him
into thchou-c. and frjin' him a dough
imr.o nnil lui.iin' litin five or six vards
of tow strings for drivin' lines, jut wont
on nhout ner won;, anu pam nu it-iuiuu
t lii.n till lm ! clean out o' sisiht.
'bong towards noon Maiy Ann Xyfur,
the oldest gal, camo over to my house,
lookin' real scaiit, and said Sammy was
lost. He'd followed pa away in 'the
mornin' nnd liadn t come wka. j naj:
right away
"He's all right. Youi father's give in
to his vellin' and took him 'long,"
"Hut the gal shook her head, and re
marked: 'rather never gives into nutliin.'
II.,'. .l,.i,v ln'm li.ick. ii nil S.immv's lost.'
'r wont with her and found Luke
AVil-on theie. AVo tlnto families lived
miiiv rlonst all within a mile. Luke
i.n'r.i.i tn.t m t did. that Nvfor had
took tho lov along with him, but tho
mother and Maiy Ann bccmcd to doubt
Ji ;i.n .iiil lio'd co ilitwn the load
and stop at TellV and Harycr's maybe
little Mini nau sioppeu io pmy. ,
.i:.i..'i iii..l liim nnd the L'ood foller
hoofed it till ho met Nyfcr, three or four
m hi. Ha side o ino rorii. iireii: nus
m s.immv with him. He said the
child had turned back at the big shingle
tieo stumi). about a mile from home.
"When Ben druv up to the house,
It,..,., u-w .-nnlfMl rilmnanv of tllO llOlth
borR theio waitin' to seo if he had the
boy A search was started that night
nill, Innlilins nnd Ijl'llt 111) till mOl'IUIl'.
Word was sent far and near, and before
noon the next day tnree lownsuips were
.. ilv. limn hnrna werA bl'owed. liolls
rung, and tho poor baby's name called
111 llUlUlreUS 01 Voices. 1UU omis mm
riwiiuiis were sooureil and evciy brush
heap and holler log wekod into.
'Tho search continued another night
iiii.l inntli.ii- .1 iv till tho afteinoon fonie
beirun to uioout, myself among the
nuinbei. I went home and threw myelf
.mil. ,nv Ih1 Ullh 111V clotllCO Oil Illld
slent as I'd never slept bifore. About
(ii nVlm t tlnil uMinin' I woke ill) slid
den, pM a wide awake as I am this
minute. My mind seemed clear and
quick Tluit child can't bo fur away,' I
thought. 'He's been with the test to tho
hucUebcriv wamp this summer. The
trail b'tHuV tu thf v)Wmi lcnes the main
road not fur from the shinglo-tree
....in l'.l .ift.m li.iiir.1 ilmt lot idol.
Cllllllf. i ..v. ...... .-. ....
dren would never answirwhon callcil,
lull Hi Ulgui wiieu vMijiuiiib ""-i,
the d cry and nuke a noio. It secmnl
a? thoutb the hull kentVy had been w ell
M-arehod, but 1 Ivliovcil ho us stickiu'
suim-whcrcsin that huekilboriy m.irh.
"Now. I don't want hiiytHly to think
I was a lurviwine, for 1 wasn't. I think
I Ml mor'n common sorry for Haebel
Nj for Ut us I'd h.ul a dislike to her
foi quite a sufll. It growed out of an
rg inido. 1 wantoJ n f tlin of goo-e
es:! she had some and said she'd let
iue Iihm1 a iV.7on for some ben's eggs.
ill, we tiudiHl, and I spnsed it was nil
right till one daysheenmo over and said
-li.. flinn.nl hti.i iiil.r lii Jniiltuir lihlf
down rgg ; for she'd opemd 8 gise egg
shell aiulthon bnilc two hen's eggs into
ana ti Mttaiii Qiiut iuii iMouia
wi aA &x lihlf Another 01:1:! 1
i.iiliil.wl it Jv tr fllbl olkt llltrrftil Vlll
vvtiuuM ! n vm' ...... -s... q(i - s....
home; then 1 told Mi Luke Wilson
and one or two other women that I wis
nurtv tliiek iMtn, ami we inauo no iiui
'. !.... ..I. ...i !. l .. .4 ...
Ulll MMlll II nnviivl mu iii iu-
'! didn't liku (he scneiul uiik(.-up of
the woman. She bad five purty chil
dien, but she didn't seem to take no kind
o comfoit with 'cm ; rust pusneu 'cm
si-ide nnd drnv ahead with her work.
.she and Xyfer both seemed to think all
the duty thoy owed their young ones
was tomnkc 'em mind from tho word go,
and dig away liko all possessed, to make
pioperty for 'em. ' But T was theio that
ovenin' when Ben camo homo without
tho bov. nnd I saw 'em stand and look in
r-ne.1i olhor's facos. like tho end of the
world had come and neithor one could
help tho other. Then sho went about
puttin' a bit of nipper onto tho table;
but wbon sho s,t out Satn's-littlo plato
and iinur. all t -o mother in her broke
loose, and she flung herself down' shud
derin' and sobbiu' in a way I'll novcr
foreit. Well, eecin' as how I kinder mis
iud"cd the crectur for bavin' no heart, I
felt pushed to make ono moro try for
that poor lost kid o' hern ; so I jumped
right up and said out loud :
"With the Lord's help I'll find him
yet I"
"I lit my lantern and shaded it so it
lot just a little light down onto the
ground. Then I went over tho road just
as I guessed the boy had done, tuinin'
ofT on the tiail nt tho big red oak stump,
and right down to tho swamp. Thoro I
stood and listenod still as death. Sure
as theio's mercy for us all above, I
heard him almost right away.
"Oh, Mai' such a pitiful call I Then
he cried and whimpered, very weak, like
bis breath was 'most gone, nnd his heait
'most broke. I followed that sound and
found him easy. Ho was mired to his
aimspits in mud and water. I couldn't
at lirst soe how I was to get to him.
Thoro was a body of a big walnut tree
lyin' back on tho hard ground, and the
bark was loose. I pulled off tho slabs
and throwod 'em onto the hummocks
nnd so bridged my way out to that littlo
yaller heap.
"Ho struggled wild when I first pulled
him out; then gave up in a. kind of
faint. I carried him homo in a hurry.
There was still a good many people at
Xyfors, Tney made some milk warm
and put a taste of liquor in it, and
forced a few diops down bis throat, as
you'o done to a chilled lamb on a wm
ter'd mornin'. Ho was bathed and
nibbed and wrapped in soft llannel, and
laid m the baby s warm nest aloro tne
fire Xvfer and his wife stood lookin'
down at him.
' 'Jiaicho,' said he and she looked up
her black eves a swininiin' and her
face all a ticmble. Then he took her
into his arms and held her cloat
'llnicn. wo hain't loved ono another
enough, and wo hain't loed our children
enough. Thei's that, that's better'n
money and land, and for the rest of our
lics we'll try and keep holt of it.'
"And I belies they did. The little
boy had a fever, but ho came out all
rig'ht at last. Mrs. Xyferdied about five
years after that, and bo took the family
and went back East. Of COUiaC I
wouldn't have told this just as I have if
.iiiv of 'cm had been aiound."
The people had listened closely, and
when Mis. Sockory put on her bonnet
and resumed her seat, the hush was so
piofound that we could hear, high abovo
our heads, the twitterinpr clamor of a
nest of young b'nds to whom the mother
biul bad brought a worm.
The next to addiess the- assembly was
a noble looking old man with silvery
white hair. It was Mr. Luke Wilson, or
'Snuiio Wilson, as he was cencrally
called. He had a linn, intellectual head,
and when he enoko his Iniii'iiaj'e was
correct and well-snoken.
'The w idow Lockery," he began, "has
disclaimed all right to the title ot Hero
ine. l not lot tho verdict bo rendeied
till I have finished what I am about to
relate. Mv friend and neiKhbor for
foriv venis will. I know, pardon me if I
for oneo lift the veil fiom a passage of
her experience to which she seldom
alludes, and of which many in this au
dience hiuo never heard. Nothing has
been told here to-day, nothing could be
told, more stronclv illustrative of the pi
oneer spirit, nt least of the1 spirit of one
tnave pioneer
"Ono winters, evening, ninny years ago
a stranger presented hinuelf at the cabin
of Thomas and Ruth Lockery and begged
a nights lodging. He was ,i Canadian,
completely tiled out, and far from well.
Neither Loekerv nor his wife had it in
them to turn a sick atrongor from their
door : so thev cave him sunner and a bed,
The next day he was unable to rise, and
netore nigiu no uroKooui wuu siu.m
"Tho following morning when I went
out to feed my cattle I happened to look
toward l.oekVryV and ww on a ?lmrp
rise of ground, half way l-etw ecu the tw o
houses, a woman standing and bee ton
ing to me. It was my neighbor here,
I went toward her. but. while 1 was
some distance away she halted inc. and
told me in a few words about the nun
with the Miiall pox, and charged me to
watch the roml ana warn tnc community
She said she had been inoculated and
would not take the dieaso, but she feared
for her husband and the cbildnn. That
day I rode 11 milt to tho nearest doctor
His wife cried and would not let him go.
He read his books for an hour while.
my horse rei-kd, and then ho made up a
package of medicines for me and I
stalled back. 1 left tho medicine and
-linuilants on the sv rub oak hill, and Tom
came and got thtm.
An limit had feortd, her husband
and two children were ttikuidown. Sev
eral of t'lf licaitr families then otlertd
to take all risks ami help her nurse her
ick, but sh liunb refustd their assist
ance. 1 can vft along alone.,' she would
mv iioin mr poi on tne upi. -ii.e
Urn! sixes me strength for nil I have to
do, and this horror must not preul.
Kiorytinng l.e needed was lurnisiiett
iminmtlv mid ubiindantlv. and this is nil
she wouid 8iiri"ei u to da The stranger
had tho disce in its mildest form, but
Lockery and the littW box s, Amos and
Willey,wcre hopelessly "bud from the
lirt. One niouung tlio poor woman
rnlled to me that both the children were
Ldead, and told mo to have two coffins
brought to tlio lull tnat evening aiuarK.
Oeo. Ones and I itug a snort, wine grin e
at a spot on tbo" place whore sho desig
nated ; and that night she took those
coffins to her cabin, put her children
into thorn, and burioM them with her
own hands! One morning some three
weeks later, as I went out to my hotve
just at daybreak, I saw Mr. Lockery
u-nitint? on tho hill. She looked
changed and bent, and her hair was loose
and living in tho wipd. I can 'ec it all
now. " Tho sky was such a clear, palo
crav. and sho looked b6 dark and wild
against it! I ran to my old post, from
which I bad hailed her daily for weeks.
" 'Thomas died at midnight,' she
called. 'Make his coffin as light as
possible to have it strong enough.
"Then i snouted Dacu:
"Ruth Lockery, you havo done
enough! Giles and I will corco to day
and burry your dead.' At this sue tnrew
up her arms and uttered in an awful cry.
" 'Don't do it, for the love of God! I've
gone through this all alone, that no
other place need be made desolate as
mine has been. Don t let it be tor notn
ing. It shall not be for nothing. If
man or woman dares to come near that
awful house, I'll draw my rifle on them?'
Tho Canadinn was well enough by
this time to render her some assistance,
and together they coffined and buried
poor Tom. They drew the body on a
stono slod over the snow, and laid it in
the new crave beside the other.
"The next day we saw a red name
shoot up through the timber, and we
know Ruth had fired her cabin and all
the effects it contained. There wasn't
much to be sure nothing that ho valued
after what had gono before. We left a
pound of BUlpIior and two suits ot dom
ing on the hill by her oiders. The stran
cer cot into fresh earmolds after lluth
had tsmokod them well. Then she cut
his hair short, and rubbed his head with
sulpher till, she said afterward, she new
ho'd carry he scent into the next world
with him. He took a gun and a pouch
of provisions and w ent aw ay, promising
solemnly to ontfir no human habitation
for at least a month.
"Tlio weather hhd turned very mild
it was tho last of March and Mrs.
Lockery bogged us not to ask her in for
a little while longer. She built her
self a wicwam of poles and bark; and we
took her some bedding, and for three
weoks sho lived out doors. Then she
changed her clothing again and came
among us, pure enough we thought, to
mintrle amone tho ancle of Heaven.
Tho people got together and built anoth
er house, and furnished it with every
thing for her comfort. She Hycd alone
for years, a bravo cheerful, actively help
ful life; then she adopted a friendless
babe, whome she reared to womanhood,
and who is now well married and gives
to Mrs. Lockery in her old adge a child's
love and duty."
Queer Notices
Chambers.' Journal mentions the fol
lowing whimsical notices that have ap
peared from time to time.
Tho following perspiciuous. notice to
engine-diivers was exhibited at a railway
"Heieaftcr, when trains moving" in an
opposite diicction are appro.iohing each
other in separate lines, conductois and
enginoers will be required to bring their
respective trains to a dead halt before the
point of meeting, and be very caieful
not to proceed till eachtiain ha passed
the other."
Equally lucid was the placard an
nouncing" a pleasure-trip to Warkworth
one day during the summer of lbSl, in
which was the follwing passage which
implies that the crew adopted the light
and airy costume of our primitixe ances
tors; "The Gleaner is one of the finest and
fastest boats on the Tyne; her accom
modation is iu every respect good and
comfoitable, her crew skillfull, steady,
and obliging, being newly-painted and
decorated for pleasuie-trips."
We are assured of genuintne-ss uf the
following curious notice, addsea, ipute
recently, to the members of jKiiuidly
Society which need not fear a "inn-' up
on it, if the procedure therein de ri! d
bo rigidly adhered to;
"In the event of your death, y m .ue
requested to bring your book polie nd
certificate at once to the agent, Mr .
wiieiiyoui ciuniis nmiuic iiihi- m w
.lttofitirtti "
A few days previous to the leginning
of a session, this brief notice was affixed
to the notice-board at the entrance of onf
of the elass-ixxuna of Kdinburg I i.ier
sity: '1'iofo-sor will mtet bis cl.u-es on
the Jth hist."
On the opening day, a student erased
the letter e of the word "classes."
A group of youths remained in the vi
ciuity of the entrance tool-serxehow the
piofessor xvould receive the intimation,
which now set forth that he would "meet
his lasses on the -tth inst."
A the profthsor appronehud, he ob
served the chance that had been made.
and quietly taking out his pencil, made
some further modineation, and pa-sod on
a quiet smile overspieailing his features.
The notice nox finally stood:
Trofessor willmett hi) t.,n
the 1th inst."'
Some time last summei a nice baxhii
shawl, which fell from a cairiage while
driving iu the vicinity of eateni. A
handsome low. nil will be paid, for the
return of M Miaul or infoimationof
its being found.
At a Btrtan;
A rino fur set, collar and muff, of the
very handsomest of mink, entirely new,
nude in the East: the owner will sell it
Inr SIS. nnd which could not be hom-lit I
at a store for double the money. En-1
quire at this office.
iff If UfMtMt.
sV JW"'W
How to Make Six or Eight Stands of Bees
Supply the Family Table.
Mr. J. D. Ruk, of Milwaukio, writing
to the Oregon City Enterprise, upon this
subject, fays :
Make some moveable frame hives and
Iw sure you pick out the kind of hixo
you like" to handlo ono that is conveni
ent to manipulate your bees in during
swarminc time. To prepare your frames
for transferring make some splints to go
crosswise of the fiamc and with one inch
wire nails. Tack two on one side anu
one on the other, two on the opposite
side. Tools to transfer with will amount
to about these : Ono smoker, a hammer,
one or more pans, one bucket of water
to keep your hands clean, some rotten
haul wood to burn in smoker, one cold
chisel to cut the nails in the old hive, or
an'old hatchet will answer. Xow as this
lesson is to the novice, I would say put
on a bee veil and n pair of rubber gloves.
Place your board or bench by tho bees,
set your hive on one end of the bench,
thoonene.xt to the bees. Now smoke
the bees, but not too much, or you will
smother them. Let them have time to
fill themselves with honey, then pick up
the liivc and lay it? side on tlio bench
open end to the new hive. If you have
a board long enough, lay a sack or two
on it, lay the combs on, as you take them
out, and as you arc taking them out, and
as you are taking them out, brush with a
feather duster the adhering bees into tho
new hive.. Cut the comb so as to fit
snugly in your clamp frames. Place
your two moveable cleats or splints and
tack fast the two ends and hang it in
the hive. By the time you cn get two
or thiee combs in, the bees will begin to
cluster. Keep a good lookout for the
nueen that she does not set mashed be
tween the combs-, or fall on the ground
and get tramped upon and killed. If the
combs are straight you may get enough
combs to fill one body of your bie, and
if you get more, put it in the upper
story of the hive nnd till out with F. D.
X. as it is Usually called. Keep them
well supplied with F. 1). X. as this is a
great help to them .in making honev. I
prefer using the full bize sheets to fill the
frames to within one half inch of the
end and bottom bars. Then your comb
are tuie and easy to handle cither large or
small. When the bees have mended the
transfer comb you may tako the splints
off. Bees cared for in this way will Usu
ally gix-c two or three times as much
comb or extracted honey as they will in
the old way of handling them. Ihae
taken honey to the amount of seveial
dollars woith, from a few stands kept in
this wav. which rcau'ued but little moro
labor to produce, than doe an empty
box in the old way. ion win wort dili
gently to care for "cows and horses, sheep
and hog-, while the bees are no given a
chance to take care of tho delicious
sweets of natuio that go to waste about
your premises, jear after year.
One more question I will auswer:
When you leceivca fpieen by mail go to
the hie you want to introduce this one
into. Catch the original or black queen,
take it away or kill it. Lay the cage on
top of the frames; wire down for a day
or two. or turn the tin points out and
stick them through the comb and the
bets will become acquainted. When
vou see they are quiet, you may take -the
queen out of the cage and daub some
honey o er her and drop ner down in
between two combs among tho bees.
Proper Location tor Bees
X.X.Shepard, of Meadville, Pa , xvrites
to the Pennsylvania Farmer, as follows
concerning good localities for beo
Get a place protected from the winds.
Bees, when xery young or when heavily
loaded are easily blown down. In hot
weather they will rise again but in the
cool part oi tne day, or in the Fpiing
time they may not be so lucky as to ever
reach their hives. Again, heavy winds
are very much against swarming opera
tions. Many a swarm has been unable
to light and been compelled to return to
the old hive again, with the loss of their
queen, perhaps, by having to encounter
a hard winter. I would say, then, get a
place protected, if po-sible on the noith
wot snd south from the winds. Airjin.
j would not seek 'a place close by a large
tody ot water, tnougn a smaii stream
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vv ould be desirable. Bees ue much water,
not only to drink tlienit-elves, but in pre
paring food for the young brood, nnd
ufUn need it when the vve.uh.er will not
admit of their goin far from their hives
and rather than let the brood die for want
of it. I have known ninny to lose their
lives in bad weathei in attempting to
get it. It has been observed that when
ihey teek their own homes in the woods
they generally get near living water and
they lire less liable to run away from an
apiary where there ia wider near. An
other point to aim at is to rind a place
when; there is plenty of bee pasture.
Hunt vti) a snot wheie the white clover1
the buckwheat, the golden rod und IwH-J
wood grow in abundance, and you vyjJJ
find your btvs have a mind to work. (
And again, do not rlect a place with
in two or thrce'miks of n large apinfV
already in operation. The renon
obvious from what we have nheady esaitl
in relerence to plenty ot Doe paiwts.
Too much ehade should aUo be eoid-t-d.
In very hot vvtather shade is deibif4
able, but no othtr time, and take Thtf-
whole eoason together, I would not wHnt
any shade except artificial, Mich as can
Ixj'made by hamg loose bonfd on the
hives, or small tret s or grape vine might
be'niad? to answer very well.
"Select a pliice where you can have
room enough. People generally crowd
their colonics too close together. Hives
should be pla:ed eight or ten feet apart,
in rnuu from iv.nl v In lliii tv foot must
Then if artificial swarming is asorted
'to you will haveplcntv of room, and I
less number of bees will make mistakes
and got in their neighbor's hives.
Whenever possible, romit monev to us
by Poslnl Order or Postal Note. Send
direct and got a receipt from tho office.
health and avoid sickness.
Instead of feeling tired and
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and pains, wouldn't you
rather feel fresh and strong?
You can continue feeling
miserable and good for no
thing, and no one but your
self can find fault, but if you
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you can change it if you
How? By getting one
uottle of Brown' Iron Bit
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according to directions.
Mansfield, Ohio, Nov. if, 93i.
Gentlemen : 1 have suffered with
pain in my side and back, and great
soreness on mv breast, with shoot-
pains all through my body, at
tended with great weakness, depres
sion of spirits, and loss of appe
tite. I have taken several different
medicines, and was treated by prom
inent physicians for my liver, kid
neys, ana spleen, but 1 got no relief.
I thought 1 would try Brown's Iron
Bitters j 1 have now taken one botts
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In side and back all gone soreness
all out of my breast, and I havela
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Weakness, and relieve all
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Fever and Affile, Intermittent
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This class of diseaits so common In all psrol
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