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GRAPH COLLEGE, Sandusky, 0. Mention this paper. We require that every advertiser satisfy us of responsibility and intention to do all that he agrees, and that his goods are really worth the price asked for them. Rates for Advertisements.

$15.00 TO $100.00. AU advertisements will be inserted at the rate of SAMPLES OF FOUNDATION WITH OUR ONE 20 cents per line, Nonpareil space, each insertion. POUND SECTION BOX BY MAIL FOR 12 lines, Nonpareil space make 1 inch. Discounts

FIVE CENTS. will be made as follows:, On 10 lines and upward, 3 insertions, 5 per cent; 6

For illustrations see our Illustrated Catalogue Insertions, 10 per cent; 9 insertions, 15 per cent;

of Apiarian Implements and Supplies, mailed on ap12 insertions, 20 per cent.


A. I. ROOT, Medina, Ohio. On 50 lines (% column) and upward 1 insertion, 5 per

cent; 3 insertions, 10 per cent; 6 insertions, 15 per cent; 9 insertione, 20 per cent; 12 insertions,

25 per cent. On 100 lines (whole column) and upward, 1 insertion, 10 per cent; 3 insertions, 15 per cent; 6 inger

Bound in paper, mailed for $1.00. At wholesale, tions, 20 per cent; 9 insertions, 25 per cert: 12 in- | postoffice singly), with which it inay be clubbed.

same price as GLEANINGS, (but will be sent to any sertions, 33% per cent. On 200 linos.(whole page) 1 insertion, 15 per cent; 3

One copy, $1.00; 2 copies, $1.90 ; three copies, $1.75; insertions, 20 per cent; 6 insertions, 25 per cent;

five copies, $4.00 : ten copies, $7.50. 9 insertions, 30 per cent; 12 insertions, 40 per neatly embellished in embossing and gold, one copy,

The same, neatly bound in cloth, with the covers cent.


$1.23; 2 copies, $2.40; three copies, $3.50; five cop-
ies, $5.25; ten copies, $10.00. If ordered by freight

or express, the postage may be deducted, which will
BARNES: be 12c on the book in paper, and 150 each, on the
Patent Foot and Steam Power

book in cloth.
Machinery. Complete outfits for Cook's Manual in paper or cloth at the same price as
Actual work-shop business. Lathes above.
for Wood or Metal. Circular Saws,

A. I. ROOT, Medina, o.
Scroll Saws, Formers, Mortisers,
Tenoners, etc., etc. Machter
trial if desired. Descriptive

logue and Price List Free.

Rockford, Win. Co., Illinois.
No. 2009 Main St.

lltfd In 2 oz. bottles, black, violet, or blue, in me
gross boxes, per gross..

$4 00
In quantities of 5 or more gross, $3,20 per Gross.
In Pint Bottles, per doz..
In Quart
In Gallon Jugs

12 00

Green and Red ink are necessarily more expen-

sive, and the price will therefore be one-half more.
Liquid Bluing, in 6 oz. bottles, per doz...


$5 40

I will send 4 gross, 2 oz. Inks, assorted colors,
black, blue, violet, and one bottle each of green and
red, as a trial order for $1.00.
Orders may be sent to me when more convenient.

Sending my inks to far-off States by Express In

one-fourth gross boxes, has made it expensive for W.P. TAYLOR

my patrons, costing as high as $1.65 for Express

charges alone on three dozen of 2-oz, bottles. In or-
der to meet a great want among lovers of good ink,
at a distance, I will send, on receipt of 25 cts., suth-
cient ink in powder, of either Black, Violet, or Blue,
to make one quart of either color. And for the

same sum, enough of Green or Red ink for one pint;
No. 1.

No. 3.

or, upon receipt of $1.00, will send the five colors as
above, free of charge, thus giving one gallon of five

different colors, for one dollar. Ink by mail should Address only, like

be ordered directly from factory. No. 1, $1.50; with bu

H. K.

These inks do not mould, are not injured by Biness card, like No.2,

freezing, and do not corrode the pen. $2.00; with movable

WM. OLDROYD, Columbus, Ohio. months and figures for

Dealers la dating, like No.3, $3.00.

BE:S & FONIY Full outfit included


AND pads, ink, box, etc.

We will send GLEANINGSSent by mail postpaid. Apiarian Supplies.

With The American Bee Journal

į Without ink and pads,

(42 00).
Imported Queens
The Bee-Keeper's Magazine (100).

1 75 50c less.

The Bee-Keeper's Exchange...(1 00).

1 90 Put your stamp on

All three of the above Journals.

4 50 every card, letter, paper, book, or anything else that you may send

With American Agriculturist ($1 50). out by mail or express

Prairie Farmer

(2 00). and you will save your

Rural New Yorker

(2 co).

3 00 self and all who do business with you "a worlu of

Scientific American (320)

3 50 trouble." I know, you see.

Fruit Recorder and Cottage Gardener (100) 1 75 We have those suitable for Drucg sus, Grocery

U.S. Official Postal Guide (1 50)...

2 25 men, Hardware Dealers, Dentists, &c., &c.' Send for

Sunday School Times, weekly, (200;....

2 25 Circular. A. I ROOT, Medina, Ohio.

(Above rates include all postage.]





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Black List

Juvenile Department.


Bee Botany

Kind,k from Customers 5

Bee Entomology.

Ladies' Department.


Blasted Hopes



Notes and Queries.



18 Reports Encouraging

We are now in better shape than ever to furnish

Heads of Grain.

30 Smilery

Bee-Hives and Sections, having remodeled our ma-

Honey Column

The Growlery

Humbugs and Swindles

chinery, and got every thing in tiptop shape for the

Tobacco Column


coming season. We make a specialty of our



Patented Juve 28th, 1881. We have not sold any

Alley's Explanation.... 47 Honey. Curing.

.13 rights to manufacture, therefore we are the sole

Bees, why Johnson's didn't Home Papers.

13 manufacturers of the United States. Send for Price


19 Honey-pails and Cans .38



Bees, Composition on

18 Int by inaking a new Colly

Bees, Dead..

13 from two old Ones.. 31

Watertown, Jeff. Co., Wis., Jan. 1, 1882.

Bees. Improved by Careful Large (!) Yields..



..11 Lechler's 600 lbs., etc .16

Bees in Colorado.

TOTICE -- Some persons having infringed upon



Letter from Scotland

Bees, how Far they Fly

our Patent “One-Piece Section," we hereby

.31 Merry banks


Bees, Black, A Word for. 27 Norris (from 1 to 8).

give notice that we shall prosecute all manufactu-

Bees on a Rampage..

Notes from Banner Apiary ...? rers. We shall not molest bee-keepers for USING

Bees and Grapes in Califor'a24 New Tunnel


those purchased before December 1, 1881, but here-

Blue Thistle.

.31 Oak, Honey from


Buckwheat, Cult of

hy caution them against buying any except those

27 Out of the Woods.


Business, Our (Heddon).

Our Bee Hive


bearing our stamp. It has been reported by some

Candy not Injurious in Win- Palmer's Questions.


that it is our intention only to prosecute bee-keep-


Pease's Troubles.

ers for using those One-Piece Sections heretoforo

Cherries and Willows.

Petalostemon Macro

Cole's Astonishing Report..33 Pollen and Wintering

purchased; this is wholly untrue and falso.

Comp Hardliness and Lon. Pond's Report (11 to 20)


gevity of Workers from Protection from Winds.
different Queens.

21 Queens by Mail in Winter....35 Watertown, Wis., Dec. 15, 1881.

.36 Queeny, Fert. of Transla).20
Corn, Honey from.

29 Queen. To Save a valuable..14
Cyprus Apiary

.8 Rape Honey for Wint'g.....3
Doctors who Disagree .34 Responsibility of r.
Drones, Rearing

Rock Candy for Dysentery..3?

Entrances, Contracter 13 Rubber Fun. Plates..... 34

Fdn. & Cure of Foul Brood .32 Scotland..


75 to 100 Pedigree Pigs for delivery in June,

Fdn. for Sections.

Seeding along Railways. 34

six weeks to two months old. Write for prices.


.38 Smith's Rep and Manage-

Forncrook's Patent One-


ment for 1881.

Also Brown Leghorn (prize winners) EGGS, $1.

Piece Section

Southern Friends, new Bus- per doz., and B. B. R. G. Bantam Eggs for Hatching

Foul Brood.

.13, 16,32 iness for

-34 (imported), @ $1.50 per duz.., in new baskets. Safe

From BI Hopes to Smi'y 31, 36 Stings and Rheumatism. 15

Gallup's Letter on Califor'a 23

arrival guaranteed. C. W. CANFIELD,

Sunshine for Winter.


Grape Sugar

19 Tin Boxes for Retailing


Athens, Bradford Co., Pa.

Grimm's Report



Hayhurst's Pail Story .36 Telephones in Swarming.

Hackman's Stunning Rep., l'nkind Words

from 10 to 71 Colonies. 12 Upward Vent. not always a
Hill's Device for Wint's .38 Necessity..

Perfect machinery for turning out first-class work,
Honey, Granulation of .13 Water not Needed in wet and as cheap as such can be done. Orders received
Honey-house, where to Lo-


by first of January, .at special rates. Write for



26. 31

Honey, 25 c. a Pailful

What Hasty didn't Do, .25 prices - no circulars. C. A. GRAVES,

Honey, feeding Ext. to get Wint. Passages over (ombx..30 ld

Birmingham, Erie Co., Ohio.


.21 Women as Bee-keepers, ..36, 37


dation.-High side-walls, 4 to 14 square


fect to the Ib. Circular and samples


12tf fdn Sole Manufacturers,

Sprout Brook, Mont. Co., N. Y.




manager of apiary in Southern States-Flor-

ida preferred. I have had thorough experience;


can give good reference; habits strictly temperate:

am a married man; or, I would invest with any good

P. S.-Send Stamp of 10c for “Practical Hints to




Itfa id

Parkman, Piscataquis Co., Maine.


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Must be experienced and reliable. No person

using intoxicating liquors, tobacco, or cigars, need

Published WEEKLY, at $2.00 a year.

apply. A married man preferred. Must be indus-

The first and third numbers of each month, $1.00 a year.

trious. Address DR. ISAAC EDWARDS,

The first number of each month, 50 cents a year. 12tfd

Omaha, Nebraska.

THOMAS G. NEWMAN, Editor and Proprietor,

974 West Madison Street, Chicago, Ill.


If you desire the benefit of an experience which

has enabled us to secure 32,809 pounds of surplus

honey from 160 swarms of bees the present season,
For brood combs, 40 cts. per lb.; thin, for comb send for our new book. It contains 270 pages and
honey. 50 cts. Add 10 cts. for each box of 25 lbs. or 100 illustrations, and is fully up to the times. It will
less. New Plaster Fdn. Mold, good for 100 or 200 lbs. | pay you to investigate. We sell everything used in
wax. Price $3.75. Root's Rubber Mold, mounted, advanced bee culture. Send for our illustrated cir-
$7.00. Outfit for either, $5.00. (Including tank, $2.00: cular.

L. C. ROOT & BRO., Mohawk, N. Y.
double wax-boiler, $2.00; fountain, $1.00.) Either of
these machines warranted to give satisfaction. Full
directions furnished. As the metallic mold is still a

paid for wax.

some in Canada or near. Address


Mt. Vernon, Linn Co., Iowa. 12-18

A. W.SORY, Deyall's Bluff, Ark.

part de faultysshall not furnish them. Fühest price 50 STANDS arfa Italiane Bees Gore exchange for



$1.00 Queens.


Names of responsible parties will be inserted in any of the following departments, at a uniform price of 20 cents each insertion, or $2,00 per year.

We are the oldest breeders of Italian Bees, and

manufacturers of APIARIAN SUPPLIES in New Names inserted in this department the first time with England. out charge. After, 200 each insertion, or $2,00 per year.

Our experience dates back to the first experiments of Mr. Langstroth in the movable-comb system.

Send for our Price List of Bees, Queens, and SupThose whose names appear below agree to furnish plies, before making your purchases for 1882. Italian queens for $1.00 each, under the following

Address WM. W. CARY & SON, conditions: No guarantee is to be assumed of purity; itra

Colerain, Franklin Co., Mass. or anything of the kind, only that the queen be reared from a choice, puro mother, and had commenced to lay when they were shipped. They also agree to return the money at any time when customers become impatient of such delay as may be unavoidable.

Bear in mind that he who sends the best queens, RANTOUL, CHAMPAIGN CO., ILL. put up most neatly and most securely, will probably receive the most orders. Special rates for warranted

Is still in the Queen-rearing and Supply business; and tested queens, furnished on applicatior to any of the parties. Names with *, use an imported queen and, thanking his old customers for past favore, mother. If the queen arrives dead, notify us and would ask for at least a part of their trade the comwe will send you another. Probably none will be ing season. All goods warranted. Send for circular. sent for $1.00 before July 1st, or after Nov. If wanted sooner, or later, see rates in price list.

IOR SALE.-One Foot-power Saw (Barnes'), in

, . *E. W. Hale, Newark, Wirt Co., W. Va.

2-1 *A. I. Root, Medina, Ohio.

1-sa J. F. MICHAEL, German, Darke Co., Obio. *H. H. Brown, Light Street, Columbia Co., Pa. Itf *Paul L. Viallon, Bayou Goula, La.


Recent Additions to the *S. F. Newman, Norwalk, Huron Co., O. 1tfa c. H. Deane, sro, Mortonsville, Woodford Co., K. COUNTER STORE.

Postage. )

(Pr. of 10, of 100 Hive Manufacturers. THREE-CENT COUNTER.

| Slates, hard-wood frame, 8% x64, . 28 2 50 Who agree to make such hives, and at the prices 4 | Milk-skimmers, either pierced or plain 25 1 2 25 named, as those described on our circular.

5 i Nest-eggs, chinaware..

27 | 2 50 A. I. Root, Medina, Ohio.

5 Pie-plates, scallopped, 8 in., tin.

25 | 2 25 P. L. Viallon, Bayou Goula, Iberville Par., La. Itfd Pic-plates, white ware, 7 in

28 2 50 S. F. Newman, Norwalk, Huron Co., 0.


FIVE-CENT COUNTER. J. F. Hart, Union Point, Greene Co., Ga.


6 Toy Sleds, Wagons, Cradles, and 1 454 25 Wheelbarrows, our Own manufacture, strong and neatly

finished, printed in bright colors, with nursery rhymes, etc., C. OLM'S COMB FOUNDATION MACHINE. for our children. Send for samples,

3 Rubber Balls; fun for the juveniles.. | 40 13 75 SEND FOR SAMPLE AND CIRCULAR.

4 Baskets, 1 qt., fancy willow ........... 408 75 5tfa C. OLM, Fond du Lac, Wis.

Always please the little ones. 4 | "Mince Pies," this a tine quality of | 47 | 4 50

Mince meat, containing all the spices, raisins, etc., evaporated STOP! LISTEN : so as to keep safely. One package (with printed directions) The new Deane System for Comb Honey.

will make a LARGE NICE MINCE PIE. The N. A. B. K. A. says it surpasses any thing of

4 | Padlock

| 48 4 75

Strong and wonderfully well made, for 5 cents. the kind, combining all the necessary arrangements, 4 | Banks

| 35 | 3 25 simple and complete. One full set for 50 cts. Weight, Drum pattern: a wonder for 5 cts. 4 to 5 lbs. Sent by freight or express as you direct. 2 Files, 3-cornered.

| 47 | 4 50 Send money by P. 0. money-order to Versailles, Right for hand-sawy; good. Woodford Co., Ky., at my risk. Send for price list. Plates, white, dinner, 8-inch

43 | 4 00 Will send by mail, exact measurement of each piece | Bowls, white ware, pint, nice

38 3 50 of the Star Chaff Hive, and the new Deane System, Essence, Lemon, 2 oz.; good.

47 | 4 50 for 30 one-cent stamps. Don't fail to put your name

Castor oil, 2 oz

43 | 4 00 and P. O. address. C. H. DEANE, Sweet oil, 2 oz..

403 75 12-5d Mortonsville, Woodford Co., Ky. 6 | Pail, tin, 2 qt...

| 45 | 4 25

Our own make, and won't leak. Cover for same, 3c more. HEADQUARTERS FOR

TEN-CENT COUNTER. 3 Dish Cloth, of iron rings

| 75 1 7 00 For pots and kettles. Threo for 25 cents. 2 | Paper-cutter, ivory, black handle. 959 00 2 | Sewing-machine needles

75 17 00

Paper of three, for any leading sewing machine. Imported and home-bred; nuclei and full colo- Pitchers, white, l-qt., nice

8.5 18 00 nies. For quality and purity, my stock of bees can Hartshorn, spirits of, 2 oz..

85 8 00 not be excelled in the United States. I make a Essence Peppermint, 2 oz., good. 858 00 specialty of manufacturing the Dunham foundation. 5 Baskets, 2-quart

706 09 Try it. If you wish to purchase Bees or Supplies, Fancy willow; very handsome. Three for 25 cents. send for my new Circular, containing directions for introducing queens, remarks on the new races of


5 I Combined Adjustable Tunnel and Itfd DR. J. P. H. BROWN, Augusta, Ga.

Strainer See Jan. GLEANINGS ... 11 20 | 10 00 3 Knives, 2-blade, white handle. 1 20 10 00 | Essence Jamaica Ginger, OZ. 1 40 | 13 50

As good as any.
2 | Pocket-compass

| 1 40 ! 8 00 A most valuable instrument, when traveling in the woods

when away from home on a cloudy day, etc. A small size, with I am now prepared to manufacture bee-hives,

ring, to hang it to a watch-guard, same price. wholesale and retail at the very lowest prices. Send

8 | Lunch-baskets, or satchels, straw.. 1 40 | 13 00 one dollar, to get one of D. A. Jones' celebrated

15 Maple-sugar candy by the wagon-load | 1 30 12 00

Wagon (size 2x3x6) thrown in, all for 15c. Sled load, wheelhives. Catalogue furnished on application.

barrow-load, or cradleful, same price. Otfa

JOHN M. KINZIE, Doon, Ont., Can. 20 | Sled, like 250 one, but only 4% x6x12 | 1 20 | 11 00

Early Italian & Cyprian Queens.


Twenty-Five Cent Counter. KIND WORDS FROM OUR CUSTOMERS. 3 Gents' Scissors, solid steel

11 80 17 00 6 / Snears, 8-in., Solid Steel Blaule. 1 80 i 17 00 A great acquisition over those we have been selling. I have The silver spoons came to hand in due time, and visited the factory, examined the steel, an I seen it riveted and all who see them admire them. welded to the handles. They are made in rout, and WILL CUT. Cainp or lawn stool, folding; otrong 1 2 25 21 00

Fewark, Del., Nov. 23, 1881. GEO. W. SIMMONS. Sled, painted in fancy colors

2 (0 | 18 CO

Send me two more of the small dictionaries. Size 5x9x18; strong and serviceable.

Everybody who sees them wants one. Thirty-Five Cent Counter.

M. W. HARRINGTON. 1 Cups and Saucers

13 30 | 30 00

York Center, Iowa Co., Ia., Dec. 5, 1881. Nice white ware, set of 6. 8 | Table-steels, old stvle, and reliable. 13 10 30 00 The 16-inch Gem planer I ordered of you is reShears, Solid Steel Blades....

| 3 00 27 00 ceived, and is a very fine machine - first-class workNickel plated.

manship, and it works splendidly. 2 Silk handkerchief, size 13 00 | 29 00

J. D. GOODRICH. of the new dotted pattern; pretty and good.

East Hardwick, Vt., Dec. 5, 1881. FIFTY-CENT COUNTER. 1 Cups and Saucers..

| 4 00 | 35 00

The watch came last week all rigbt; it is a marvel With handles, set of 6.

of beauty and cbeapness, and a good timekeeper. Tureens, soup, white granite, in.. 14 50 42 50 Your kindness and fair dealing are highly appreciatShears, 9 in., solid steel blades..


D. S. TYLER. Nickel plated

Clio, Mich., Dec. 5, 1881. Seventy-Five Cent Counter. | Flour can, 10 gallons...

I was much pleased with the spring balance and 16 00 55 00

comb-bolder; and the little book on the microscope Holds exactly one sack of flour. It is also excellent for can. died honey, as it has a stont sloping cover, and pair of strong

is just splendid, and is worth three times its cost to handles to lift it by. It will hold about 110 lbs.

any person who has a scientific taste. A. TIGGES. ONE-DOLLAR COUNTER

Maratbon City, Wis., Nov. 11, 1881. 45 | Clock, black, enameled iron......... 19 25 / 90 00

Called " Wee-wag.” Almost as pretty as black marble, and Inclosed find 13 cents, for which please send Part a good timer.

II. of Our Homes. I have Part I. almost by heart, BARBED PENCP-WIRE OF STEEL. We can now furnish Bessemer-steel barbed fence.wire, paint.

and now I want all the Home Papers up to the timo ed, the best in the market, at 10 ernts per lb.; and as it weighs

I commenced taking GLEANINGS. only 1 lb. to rod, it makes a cheap fence. One strand ins

BURTON L. SAGE. tened on top of a board or rail fence, makes it stock proof. New Haren, Conn., Aug. 27, 1881. Galvanized wire, il c. Staples (steel) for same, 7 c, per lb. Plicrs and wire shears, for cutting No. 9 wire, 31.25. A. I. ROOT, Medina, Ohio.

Please accept thanks for favors during the past spason; for promptness in filling orders, mode of shipping, etc. My best wishes to you and all connected with the factory (Blue Eyes not forgotten). I hope to more than double my orders next season. Ashley, Pa., Aug. 8, 1881.


Honey Column.

My copies of GLEANINGS are nearly worn out, as Under this head will be inserted, free of charge, the names or all those having honey to sell, as well as those wanting to buy.

they have been lent to bee keepers so much. Please mention how much, what kind, and prices, as far as pos

FRED TIMMERMAN. sible. As a general thing. I would not advise you to send your Fayette, Fayette Co., Ia., Oct. 31, 1881. honey away to be sold on cominíssion. It near home, where you can look after it, it is often a very good way. By all means,

[( will always replace those worn out in such serdevelop your home market. For 25 cents we can furnish little vice, free, friend T.] boards to hang up in your dooryard, with the words. ** Honey for Sue," neatly painted. It wanted by mail, 10 cents extra for postage. Boards saying "Bees and Queens for sale, same

The package came to band, and I found it all pice. price.

My bees have done finely this year. The queens

that I received of you last year are fine, I am CITY MARKETS.

proud of you as of any man living. I said that I had

found the right man in the right place. CLEVELAND.- Honey.-Our honey market is not

JOHN BAY8. quite so active now, but prices remain unchanged. Boxford, DeKalb Co., Mo., Oct. 24, 1881. We are selling best white comb in l-1b. sections at 22: 210. at 20 21; dark, 17 @ 18: ext., 11 c. in large, and The 15-cent dictionary come to hand all right, and 12 c. in small packages. War, 22 to 25.

I declare it is quite a prize for the money. I showed Cleveland, Dec. 21, 1881.


it to my teacher, and asked him what he thought it

ought to be worth. He replied that he thought such CINCINNATI.- Honey. The market for extracted a book would cost forty or fifty cents. honey is as good as ever, and the supply keeps up

ISABELLA WIER. well with the demand. Quotations are about the South River, Anne Arundel Co., Md., Nov. 18, 1881. same as last – 8 @ 11 cts. per lb, on arrival. Choice comb honey brings 18 cts. on arrival, and sells in the I send P. 0. order for $5.00 for five years' subscripjobbing way as high as 22. Wax, 18 @ 22 on arrival.

tion and the premium stem-winder. I hope your Cincinnati, Dec. 21, 1881.

C. F. Mura.

subscription list will be large. You have saved the DETROIT.-- Honey. – But little honey is changing timely exposure of

bee-keepers ten thousard dollars at least by your hands, dealers being mostly supplied. Good honey,

THOMAS BYRNE. in attractive shape, maintains its price at 20 @ 22 c. Baton Rouge, La., Nov. 24, 1881. War.-But little in the market, and is worth from 20 25 c.

A. B. WEED. Detroit, Dec. 26, 1881.

Inclosed find $4.18. Please send me GLEANINGS for

1882, and one of the improved Waterbury watches. CHICAGO.- Honey.-- The market prices of honey The one I got of you last February keeps as correct and wax remain unchanged.

time as any watch I ever owned; in fact, gives me Chicago, Dec. 21, 1881.

A. H. NEWMAN. more pleasure than any watch I ever carried, for it

needs no medicine to keep it going. One barrel of white-clover honey, weighing 235 lbs.,

J. S. TADLOCK. for which I will take 10c. per lb.; honey is candied Kingsbury, Guad. Co., Texas, Nov. 21, 1881. solid. No charge for barrel. Delivered on cars at Gettysburg, Pa.

A. I, WEIDNER. That watch you sent me for the small sum of ten Bigler, Adams Co., Pa., Dec. 16, 1881.

dollars has puzzled the watch-dealers here. They

have been trying to compete with your prices, but I will sell 4400 lbs. of choice sage honey, candied, in all have failed, and one of my friends told tbem that 80-1b. ting, in lots of 6 cans or more, delivered in any he would let me send to a bee-man out in Ohio and of the principal cities of the U.S., at 12 c. per lb. get one. Therefore please send by first mail, one

R. WILKIN, ten-dollar American watch. Wm. DeWORTH, San Buenaventura, Cal., Dec. 17, 1881.

Bordentown, N. J., Dec. 5, 1881.

The reason I haven't sent these small amounts

HOW TO GET SUBSCRIBERS. more promptly. is, it is so expensive, and I had con- I was so delighted with GLEANINGS. I had some cluded to wait till I made an order, as I do every copies in my pocket. When I saw a bee-keeper I year; but I know this is wrong; and besides, friend offered him one to read, with an invitation to take a Byrne predicts a failure, and we must not allow that. copy. In every instance they have done so. WilKeep up the Home Papers by all means, and tell our kinson did not know that he wanted it at the time I friend away up in Maine, if he don't want them to offered him the copy. I passed bis residende yestertake bis knife and cut them out. C. H. DEANE. day, and asked him how he liked it. He came out Mortonsville, Ky., Dec. 5, 1881.

to the road and said it was just what he wanted. He

would not do without it; said his wife wanted him Magnifying-glass and postal of Oct. 21st received. to take the A B C, but GLEANINGS was just what he Thanks for the beautiful little instrument. It is wanted. He nerer had any honey except what be fine for so small a price. My 75c colony is doing took out of hives, L. movable frames. They are all finely. They have taken in 30 lbs. of honey since in a hurry; want to begin with Nov. No. Send them Wednesday. I am informed that if any want to buy along.

FRED TIMMERMAN. cheap black bees in box hives, they can get them Fayette, Iowa, Nov. 1, 1881. about or near Reynolds, White County, Indiana, at two dollars a stand, as many as one wants. My bees

Smoker No. 2, which you sent me in place of the are all packed for winter but one, and it has a good

one Uncle Sam put his foot on, came all right, and, sbed.


as the girls say about a new hat, it is just nobby.” Noblesville, Hamilton Co., Ind., Oct. 24, 1881.

I think you are very kind to send another emoker; but I do not feel just right to have you stand all the

loss. I don't know which to do in return for your I rec-ived all the goods promptly, and in good kindness - pay off the debt against your factory, or order, but I don't see how in the world you can fur- try to get you some new suhscribers for your maga. nish articles for so small a price. Your pruning zine. I think I will try the latter plan. How would shears - why. I could not get a pair like that for it do to leave a space at the bottom of your labels for less than $1.75 in the city of New York! Your glass- comb honey, to fill with pen or pencil the kind of cutters are simply immense for that price. I had a honey the case contained, also space for name and few glasses to put in the greenhouse, which bad to address of producer?

P. W. RICATMYER. be cut to fit; and I tell you, they just worked splen- Gilboa, Schoharie Co., N. Y., Nov. 22, 1881. did. You may expect another order shortly. Meanwhile accept thanks for promptness.

[[ think I would use a separate label for the pur. Carlstadi, N. J., Nov. 15, 1881. FR. HOLTKE.

pose you mention, friend R.-Your very kind words pay for all the damage, but we should be very glad

of the subscribers. ] THE 5-CENT SUNDAY-SCHOOL BOOKS. I have the Sunday-school books, entitled “The five years and one Waterbury watch, latest improved

What will be your lowest terms for GLEANINGS for Giant-killer," "The Roby Family," "On the Way," nickel case? We like GLEANINGS so well, and also “Ethel Linton," "Sheer or," and "Silver Keys,'

the editor, that we want to secure it for the above And I would say to those who bave not read them, he

time. It is a pleasure to deal with you; for if there sure to get them when you are making your selec

are any mistakes, you are always ready to correct tions. If any one only knew the wholesome and in

them if you were at fault. W. 0. & G. L. BEACH. teresting matter contained in these books, he would

Quitman, Nodaway Co., Mo., Nov. 19, 1881. not, I think, hesitate to hand over the insignificant price and read them.


[Many thanks for your very kind words, friend B.;

and all that troubles me about them is, that I may Morgan, Pendleton Co., Ky., Nov. 28, 1881.

not always deserve them.-As we are doing a great

deal to introduce the Waterbury watches, the manuA HINT FOR OUR YOUNG LADY READERS.

facturers have given us an especial rate, where we I only echo the words of hundreds of others when

use them as premiums, and this enables us to give a I say that my apiary, without GLEANINGS, would be

watcb, free of postage, to everybody who sends us like a ben with

her head cut off. It would merely $5.00 for five subscriptions. It may be a club of five, flutter around for awhile and then die. And now a

or sent to five different addresses, if all are new.) little about tobacco: I used to smoke a great deal; but a young lady took me in hand, and said that I headed, ***A Big Swindle,” in which you ask, " Now,

On page 567, Nov. GLEANINGS, I notice an editorial must not smoke; result, no more smoke. Just give who of you is it that has been selling us pure queens some of your lady friends the hint, and you will see what power they have over the young men.

for hybrids?” I suppose I must confess that I A. C. MILLER.

am "guilty," for I see no chance to escape, as one Barrington, Bristol Co., R. I., Dec. 6, 1891.

of your customers, whose order I Alled, wrote me thai the queen (which I sold for hybrid) was pure.

Speaking of her bees he called them "little beauI thought I would drop GLEANINGS this time (I ties." I wrote him that I was glad to hear it, and of have taken it 3 years); but when the last number course did not ask for any thing extra. I did not came I felt I must continue the subscription an- know she was pure when I shipped her: I thought other year. I have no bees, mine having gone where sbe was hybrid, but found out later that I was misthe sunshineth ever," last winter, and I have not

taken. So it was with one or two more I shipped replenished my hives; but I think I will next spring; you for hybrids, and I thought, “Won't that fellow I can report only two stocks in this township that I be tickled when he finds that his queen is a tested know of, and it's almost impossible to find buyers one instead ef a hybrid one?I feel amply paid by for the boney yet on hand. But send me GLEANINGS; so agreeably disappointing those fellows, if it was if I have no bees it does me so much good to read of really I. I know I am the “chap" in at least one of others who do have them; and then the Home Pa- the cases which I have stated. Can you not tell, pers are a source of great pleasure and profit to me, friend Root, by going to your queen-books, the one if others do denounce them.


from whom you got the "bogus" hybrid queens? Newpoint, Decatur Co., Ind., Dec. 7, 1881.

Look, and let me know.

SQUARE MEN. The box of goods shipped to my address the 17th

I wish to state that I fully approve of your is received, every thing in good condition. Almost idea of having a list of square men. I think it every article was better than we expected - a

will be a great aid to all of the honest ones. I will wonder for the money - 50 to 75 per cent cheaper leave it to you and my customers whether I deserve than the same could have been bought here. Why

to be placed in that list or not. I have dealt with do you advertise the carpenter's level an “imitation

you very much, and you have trusted me whenever rosewood,” when it is good cherry, same as all lev

I asked you to send me goods, before I had paid for els, just as good as rosewood; while to say" imita- them, for which I hereby tender you many thanks. tion," conveys the impression that it is soft wood,

You can tell whether I have acted honestly with you only painted, which would be a poor article even if it imitated gold. I shall want another box of goods unto others as you would have them do to you," in

or not. I have tried to follow the golden rule, "Do after awhile.


all my business transactions. I have tried to, in erPortland, Ionia Co., Mich., Nov. 25, 1881.

ery instance, as I thought God would have me do, (Why, you see, friend P., it was imitation rosewood asking him to lead me; and, judging from the pile At first, but the manufacturers improved them, and of letters before me to-night, I have not tried in we had not got round to note it. Many thanks for vain.

J. P. MOORE. your kind words. ]

Morgan, Pendleton Co., Ky., Nov. 4, 1881,

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