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not rear a queen like the one you mention,
FRIEND ALLEY'S EXPLANATION.
queen, let them say so, and they won't find it neces-
Now, friend Root, give all such parties a chance to show me up in GLEANINGS. If all is not made satisfactory, don't blame me for it, for I am ready to do | more than my part. I have been doing this business for 20 years, and never have cheated or swindled any man, so far as I know. Some complain because I do not reply to their letters promptly. Friends, it is impossible for me to do so. I have more than one man can do from May to October. I do not do much in the bee business from October to January. I am away from home much of the time during these months, as I get no chance to go during the warm weather.
About 75 queens were stolen from the mails that I had shipped; that caused some trouble, and was very annoying to me; $25.00 in queens or cash will settle any account against me. If those who would rather have half the amount in cash than another
I hope, friends, this matter may be dropped now, even if something does still remain to be said. Friend Alley agrees to make all claims on him good; and if he does this, is not that enough? As I have before said, it is my opinion, where a queen-rearer has lost a queen in the mails, he should have the privilege of making it good by sending another. If his customer demand the mon
back instead of letting him try again, I should say, as a general rule, he should be entitled to no more than half of it. This is,
of course, subject to conditions, and a reasonable degree of promptness should be one of them.
REGRET very much to be obliged to appear in print in defense of myself; but as Mr. Neads, of Canada, did me great injustice by making the statement he did in the December number of GLEANINGS, I feel compelled to make some reply.
The facts in the case are these: Mr. Neads, it
seems, ordered a queen through a friend. She was sent him, but died in the mail. I think it was rather too late in the season to replace her. Mr. Corneil, the person who ordered the queen, demanded the $1.50 returned to him. I replied that I did not advertise to send queens and money too, and think I offered to send him 75 cents or send him another queen in the spring. I wrote Mr. Root that I would remit half the amount sent me, and am quite sure that he thought I was right, and should not do more. Well, I heard nothing more about the affair till some time last September, when Mr. Neads stated the case to me, and I promptly mailed him a queen. I think he must have had his queen in the 7 days from the time he penned his postal to me. Now, it Labels,per 1000, takes 6 or 7 days to get a reply from Canada in all Capacity Pr. of 1 Pr. of 10 Pr. of 100 Pr.of 1000 Blus. Bronzed cases. Now, friend Neads, are not the above facts? And further, did you notify me before September that there was a queen due you? I do not send out queens in such cases till the parties notify me they are ready for them; then I will fill all such orders as
3.00 3.50 4.00
promptly as the thing can be done. I will say here, that if any person has any claim on me for queens, either for impurity or dead ones, when received, I will send them queens till they are well satisfied, and
get what they pay for, if it takes $100 to fill the bill. All I ask, is for such ones to notify me in May, or at any time they are in need of queens.
TIN BOXES FOR RETAILING HONEY
T the convention, friend Jones exhibited tin cans, or boxes, for honey, for not only 1 lb., but also for 1, 1, and of a pound. I believe they were to be retailed for 25, 15, 10, and 5 cts. respectively. If I am correct, friend Jones sold 40,000 lbs. of honey this season, put up in these packages. You carry to your grocer the tin boxes and nice labels, and let him fill them himself from cans of honey sold him in the bulk. Or he can sell for a commission, as you find most agreeable. The little boxes can be used for a lunch, and this serves to give people a sample and a taste for the honey. We are making arrangements for making them all at the following prices:
TIN BOXES FOR SMALL SAMPLES OF HONEY.
85 c. $8.00 1.25 12.00
White labels in one color, one-half the above prices. Names and address can not be put on the labels, unless 500 or more are taken at one time. These labels are to go round the can, and cover the joint where the cover goes on. A nest of all four, neatly labeled, as samples, will be furnished for 10c.; if wanted by mail, 20 cents.
Now, there are almost always two sides to every question, and our good practical friend Muth has just sent in the objections to this manner of selling honey:
I have had a very good honey trade this fall and winter. My sales during 2 weeks in October were about 22,000 lbs. of extracted honey; about 15,000 lbs. of it, 28 barrels, were sold by the barrel, and almost all the remainder in our 1-lb. square jars. All of these 1-lb. jars were sold to my city customers, partly in shipping order, and partly in open crates for city trade. Only about 10 gross were shipped to neighboring cities. These one-pound jars of honey have become quite an article of trade. You can see them in every one of our business houses doing business in that line. Our clover crop having been short, we had to bottle darker honey than our customers were in the habit of getting. But, consum
es accepted the position, and no objections were
As the honey in these tin boxes is supposed to be candied solid, I supposed the candying would be considered a proof of purity. Does your honey now sell readily in those jars, friend Muth, when in a candied state, or do you take any pains to keep it liquid?
A. I. ROOT,
EDITOR AND PUBLISHER,
OF READING MATTER.
THE December Magazine in speaking of extractors at fairs, speaks of one of ours as having been gotten up expressly for the occasion. Our extractors are all made exactly alike, and we have never, to our knowledge, made one any better, or different in finish, because it was to be used at a fair. We sell extractors for so much money, to all alike, and the purchaser can make whatever use of it he chooses. Would it not have been better, friend King, to have
been sure you were right, before having put the above into print?
A GREAT boom has come from that offer of a watch
for five subscribers, and the question comes up, "Must we send the five names all at once, or how long can we have to work?" Let me tell you how it will help you, and the clerks here too. Send $5.00
GLEANINGS IN BEE CULTURE for GLEANINGS to yourself for five years, get your
watch, and have the matter all settled; and then when you get a subscriber, send a postal and order your time shortened a year, to pay for him. When you have the whole list, why, just do the same thing over again. Of course, this great offer is solely to increase the size of our list, and therefore we can hardly afford it, unless the names are new ones. Well, to help you all we can we will allow you to get names anywhere, providing they are new ones, and not renewals. In December we used one gross of watches in five days.
MEDINA, JAN. 1, 1882.
Great peace have they which love thy law.-PSALM
FRIEND LECHLER sends us an article explanatory of his great yield, which will be given in our next.
OUR 75-cent telephones will work nicely for half a mile; and if the rooms are very still, and the wire is drawn very tight, a mile will not be difficult.
WE have to-day, Dec. 29th, 2791 subscribers, for which we are especially grateful; the more so, as a large number of them are from two to five years. Truly, GLEANINGS has found friends, and of the substantial kind too.
OUR friend Nellis has, it seems, sold out the Exchange to Messrs. Houck & Peet. Friend Peet is well known to most of us by the queen-cage now so generally in use. The new firm sends out a 20-page price list, well gotten up, and of much general interest.
A VERY large number indeed have expressed themselves in favor of Our Homes during the last month, while, so far as I can recollect, only one has suggested that GLEANINGS better be entirely bees and honey. If I am faithful in the field in which I seem to have been called, I am sure I shall never lack support.
MAY suggest to friend Newman, that glucose contains a little larger per cent of dextrine than does grape sugar, to preserve it in a liquid state, instead of "chemicals" being added to the latter to make it solid? We shall get at the truth after awhile, if we are only patient.
FRIEND BURCH has shipped quite a number of colonies of bees during the fall, and although some of the friends are far from being satisfied with bees in
October instead of in June, I believe all feel better Mr. B. has been purchasing bees considerably, we than if they had received nothing. As we learn that trust all orders will be filled satisfactorily in the
A FRIEND who bought a half-pound of bees and a queen of us, insists that he thereby got foul brood into his apiary. As a proof, he has sent a piece of comb to friend Muth, who pronounces it foul brood of the worst type. I have no doubt but that he has foul brood, and I am very sorry indeed for the destruction of his apiary; but I have assured him over and over that we have no such thing about here, and never had. Our whole apiaries are constantly open to the inspection of visitors, and if any one can find a cell of foul brood in them we should be glad to see it. By the way, is not the new way of buying and selling bees by the pound a great improvement over sending out combs and brood, as a preventive of the spread of this great malady? From what I can gather, bees kept a week on sugar and water, in a cage, would be much less likely to carry contagion than where combs with brood were sent with them.
WHILE I have had no good reason to change my mind in regard to the future of the grape-sugar industry, I have, for reasons already given, discontinued keeping it for sale. In view of the fact that grape sugar's near neighbor, glucose, is being used so much for the adulteration of syrups, I would at
present advise our readers to use only granulated sugar for feeding. Dr. Kellogg, in his very able address at the Michigan convention, told us that the successful adulteration of granulated sugar by any of these substances is an impossibility. When asked in regard to the difference between grape sugar and glucose, he said although he was unacquainted with the two substances as they appear in commerce, he supposed glucose contained a larger per cent of dextrine, which so effectually prevents it from becoming a solid at any temperature. This agrees exactly with what you were told in GLEANINGS several years ago.
TO OUR CONTRIBUTORS.
It seems, dear friends, GLEANINGS is to have a boom this year, and I have been already devising ways and means to make it more pleasing and valuable to you all, in return for your kind words anddollars. At the convention it was suggested we have the matter arranged in a more orderly manner, using more small-cap heads to the different thoughts expressed. Now, will those who write for it please head their letters with a caption, then stick to your text till you wish to talk about something else, then take a new head, say all on that subject, and so on. Some of you do this already; but there are others, who write for print, too, whose letters can not be straightened out, without altering the wording to such an extent it would be really saying something they did not say. I think it would pay all round if some of you would re-write it for us. If you are short of paper, I will send you some stationery. Nice paper to write on, with ink or the Automatic pencil, will be furnished in strips 7x27 inches, at 15c per lb. Automatic pencils, 3 for 50c.
SOME GOOD BOOKS.
ALTHOUGH the Waterbury watches are having a
tle book we send with each watch, he would have
page of it.
FORNCROOK'S PATENT ONE-PIECE SECTIONS. OUT of respect to friend Forncrook we have permitted the advertisement to go in as you see it, although it does seem as if he were getting very close to our friend Mitchell, in claiming all section boxes made of one piece of wood. I have pointed him to a letter in GLEANINGS, describing one-piece sections, made and used several years ago; but his reply was to the effect, that sections made of strawberry-box stuff are quite another thing. This amounts to saying, as I see it, that a rough box is not patented; but if you plane it, or sandpaper it, you are infringing. Do you say that a patent has been granted him? Very
likely; but so has a patent been granted on the fdn.
"Look here, friend S., I want that book, and I do not care what it costs.'
"Why, that is Dr. Kellogg's new book, Plain Facts about Common Things, and here is his new doctor book."
I read a page in the doctor book, and told him I wanted that too, and now I am happy. No, I'm not happy, either, for I wish every one of our readers who loves good health and God's laws could have these books. Dr. Kellogg's especial forte seems to be the study of the causes of crime; and his strong earnest talks seem to supplement the Home Papers of this number in a way that is truly wonderful. These books will not only save doctors' bills and give life here, but they may be the means of giving eternal life to the innocent children who are now growing up in our homes, and going out into the world. May God's blessings rest upon the labors of Dr. Kellogg!
EARLY ITALIAN and
CYPRIAN BEES and
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KANAWHA FALLS, FAYETTE CO., WEST VA.
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In buying books, as every thing else, we are liable to disappointment, if we make a purchase without seeing the article. Admitting that the bookseller could read all the books he offers, as he has them for sale, it were hardly to be expected he would be the one to mention all the faults, as well as good things about a book. I very much desire that those who favor me with their patronage, shall not be disappointed, and therefore, I am going to try to prevent it by mentioning all the faults so far as I can, that the purchaser may know what he is getting. In the following list, books that I approve, I have marked with a*: those I especially approve,**; those that are not up to times, t; books that contain but little matter for the price, large type and much space between the lines, ; foreign, §.
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The same in Paper.
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BIBLES, HYMN BOOKS, AND OTHER GOOD BOOKS.
Bible, good print, neatly bound
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Parsons On The Rose...
American Fruit Culturist, Thomas..
A Simple Flower Garden, Barnard..
20 Practical Poultry Keeper, Wright......
100 Riley on the Mule...
School and Field Book of Botany, Gray.
Cotton Culture, Lyman..
2 Vols 5 00
Earth Closets. How To Make Them, Warring..
Flax Culture (Seven Prize Essays Practical..
Fur, Fin, and Feather.
BOOKS THAT I HAVE NEVER EXAMINED, BUT THAT
ARE IN GOOD REPUTE.
Farm Implements and Machinery, Thomas.
Mrs. Cornelius's Young Housekeeper's Friend.
Pear Culture For Profit, Quinn
Youman's Household Science.
Youatt on the Hog...
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