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Practical Hints to Bee-Keepers, by C. F. Muth, on bees and foul brood. Price, 100.

Dzierzon Theory – The fundamental principles of apiculture. Price, 15 cents.

Advanced Bee-Culture ; its methods and management, by W.Z. Hutchinson. Price, 50€.

Bee-Keeping.-Translation of Dzierzon's latest German book. Price, $2.00; paper, $1.50.

Thirty Years Among the Bees, by Henry Alley. Price, 50 cents.

Grain Tables; for casting up the price of grain, produce, hay, etc. Price, 40 cents. .

A B O of Potato Culture, by T. B. Terry. Price, 40 cents.

Scientific Queen-Rearing, by G. M. Doolittle. It details his experiments in the rearing of Queen-Bees. Price, $1.00.

Pocket Dictionary.- Always useful, and often indispensable. Price, 25 cents.

Kendall's Horse Book.-35 engravings -illustrating positions of sick horses, and treats on all diseases. Price, English or German, 25 cents.

Hand-Book of Health, by Dr. Foote. -Hints and information of importance concerning eating, drinking, etc. Price, 25 cents.

Turkeys for Market and Profit, by Fanny Field, the most experienced turkey-rearer in America. Price, 25 cents.

Lumber and Log Book.-It gives the measurements of all kinds of lumber, logs, planks; wages, etc. Price, 25 cents.

Silo and Silage, by Prof. A. J. Cook.

Anstructiveas a full

price,

Bees and Honey, or Management of an Apiarv for Pleasure and Profit, by Thos. G. Newman. 250 pages-245 illustrations. Price, in cloth, $1.00.

Bienen Kultur. by Thomas G. Newman. This is a German translation of the principal portion of the book called “Bees and Honey." "100 pages. Price, 40 cents. Per dozen, $3.00.

The Apiary Register, by Thomas G. Newman.-A Record and account Book for the Apiary, devoting two pages to each colony. Leather binding. The price for 50 colonies is $1.00. For 100 colonies, $1.25; 200 colonies, $1.50.

Bee-Keepers' Convention HandBook, by Thomas G. Newman.-It contains the Parliamentary Law and Rules of Order for Bee. Conventions-also Constitution and By-Laws, with Subjects for Discussion. Price, 50 cents.

Bee-Keepers' Guide, or Manual of the Apiary, by Prof. A.J. Cook.-This book is not only instructive, but interesting and thoroughly practical. It comprises a full delineation of the anatomy and physiology of bees. Price, $1.'

Leaflet, No. 1.- Why Eat Honey? Intended for FREE distribution in the bee-keepers' locality, in order to create a Local Market. Price, 100 copies, 50 cents; for 500, $2.00; for 1,000, $3.25.

If 200 or more are ordered at one time, we print on them your name and address FREE,

Leaflet, No. 2.-Alsike Clover for pastur. age. Price 100 for 50c; 500 for $2.00; 1,000 for $3.25.

Leaflet, No. 3.-How to Keep Honey, and preserve its richness and flavor. Price, 100 for 50 cents; 500 for $2.00; 1,000 for $3.25.

The Preparation of Honey for the Market, including the production and care of Comb and Extracted Honey. A chapter from * Bees and Honey.” Price, 10 cents.

Bee - Pasturage a Necessity.-This book suggests what and how to plant. It is a chapter from “Bees and Honey.” Price, 10 cents.

Swarming. Dividing and Feeding, Hints to beginners in Apiculture. A chapter from “Bees and loney.” Price, 5 cents.

Bees in Winter, Chaff - Packing, Bee Houses and Cellars. This is a chapter from “Bees and Honey." Price, 5 cents.

The Hive I Use, by G. M. Doolittle.-It details his management of bees and methods for the production of honey. Price, 5 cents.

Dictionary of Apiculture, by Prof. John Phin. Gives the correct meaning of nearly 500 apicultural terms. Price, 50 cents.

How to Propagate and Grow Fruit, by Chas. A. Green.--It contains over 50 illustrations and two large, colored fruit plates. It tells how to propagate strawberries, raspberries, blackberries, currants, gooseberries, grapes, quinces, peaches, apr.cots, plums, cherries, pears and apples, with cuts showing how to bud, graft and propagate from layers, etc. Price, 25 cents.

Wintering Problem in Bee-Keeping, by G. R. Pierce. Price, 50 cents,

Bee-Keepers' Directory, by Henry Alley.-Queen Rearing, etc. Price, 50 cents.

Honey-Bee: Its Natural History, Anat omy and Physiology, by T. W. Cowan. Price, $1.00,

Rural Life-Bees, Poultry, Fruits, Vege. tables and Household Matters. Price, 25 cents.

ABC of Carp-Culture, by A. I. Root and Geo. Finley. 70 pages. Price, 40 cents.

Foul-Brood, by A. R. Kohnke. - Origin, development and cure. Price, 25 cents.

Michigan Agricultural College. Price, 25 cents.

Cheshire's treatment of Foul Brood.-Its cause and Prevention. Price, 10 cents.

Honey as Food and Medicine, by Thomas G. Newman.-In French. Price, 5 cents.

Langstroth on the Honey - Bee, revised by Charles Dadant.-It is entirely re-written and fully illustrated.

Handling Bees, by Chas, Dadant & Son. -A chapter from Langstroth revised. Price, 8 cts.

Blessed Bees, by John Allen.-Full of practical information. Price, 75 cents.

Success in Bee-Culture, by James Heddon. Price, 50 cents.

Quinby's New Bee-Keeping, by L. C. Root. This is a new edition of Mr. M. Quinby's “Mysteries of Bee-Keeping," entirely re-written by his son-in-law, Price, $1.50.

A B C of Strawberry Culture, by Messrs. T. B. Terry and A. I. Root.-It is for those beginning to grow Strawberries. Price, 40 cents.

Historic.-A brief history of the North American Bee-Keepers' Association, and Reports of the first 20 Conventions. Price, 25 cents.

By-Laws. For local Associations, with name of the Organization printed. $2.00 per 100.

Ribbon Badges for Bee-Keepers, upon which is printed a large bee in gold. Price, 10 cents each. Large ones with rosette, 50 cents.

How I Produce Comb Honey, by George E. Hilton; 3d edition. Price, 5 cents.

Maple Sugar and the Sugar Bush,

ABC of Bee Culture, by A. I. Root. A cyclopædia of everything pertaining to the care of the boney-bee. Price, $1.25.

Bee-Keeping for Profit, by Dr. G. I, Tinker.-It fully details the author's new system of producing honey. Price, 25 cents.

A Year Among the Bees, by Dr. C. C Miller.-Chat about a season's work. Price, 50 to

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Bounty on Honey is a subject that has been pretty well discussed in Gleanings and some other bee-periodicals. Mr. Baldridge also had an article on the subject on page 220 of the AMERICAN BEE JOURNAL. The idea was started at the Northwestern Convention last November, but it was so absurd that we then paid no attention to it in the AMERICAN BEE JOURNAL.

Instead of asking Uncle Sam to pay a bounty of 2 cents per pound on honey,

we should join others in demanding that THOS. G. NEWMAN & SON

the bounty on sugar be repealed. It will surely be done in the near future. The figures are enormous, as will be seen

by the following from the daily press : ONE DOLLAR PER YEAR. Club Rates,-Two copies, $1.80; 3 copies, The U. S. Treasury issued a statement $2.50; 4 copies, $3.20; 5 copies, $3.75. to March 1, showing that 2,523 claims Mailed to any addresses.

for bounty have been received, amount

ing to about $7,000,000. Of these, THOMAS G. NEWMAN, EDITOR.

925 claims have been paid, involving

about $3,000,000 – $2,700,000 of GEO. W. YORK, ASSISTANT EDITOR.

which was on cane sugar alone.

Seven millions of dollars taken from Vol. XXIX. Mar. 31, 1892. No. 14. the pockets of the poor and given to the

rich! There is neither right nor justice in it! It is oppressive and burdensome, because at a time when there is a deficit

in the public revenues, it will take ten The Editor's Health has been

millions annually from the alreadyso much impaired by three annual at

| burdened tax-payers, and give it to rich tacks of La Grippe, that if some radical

sugar-producers. It is also contrary to improvement is not made very soon, a

the Constitution, and violates every collapse is imminent. His physician

principle of our Government. Those prescribes a complete rest and change

who enacted it knew this, and therefore of air.” Accordingly, he will leave the

made a permanent appropriation for the city next week for a month's rest. The

payment of this sugar bounty for 14 drudgery of desk-work has brought on

years. But few of such instances are on neuralgia and brain troubles. A vigor

record, and let us hope that there will ous constitution, and strong will-power

be no more of them. have contributed in no small degree to

Honey-producers would spurn the idea his holding out so long against the in

of such an enactment-of such a quessiduous working of that dire disease tionable transaction! They want no and its results.

bounty-only a fair field, a good crop, Meanwhile, the editorial work on the

and the stoppage of adulteration. Then BEE JOURNAL will devolve upon the

there would be a good market for all Editor's assistant, Mr. George W. York,

that can be produced, and at fair prices. who has been connected with the office We fully agree with the decision of the for several years, and is thoroughly con Supreme Court of the United States, versant with the duties of that depart given by Justice Miller, that “to lay ment.

| with one hand the power of the Govern

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ment on the property of the citizen, and l New Honey-Plant for Bees. with the other to bestow it upon favored -Bulletin No. 95, issued by Director E. individuals, to aid private enterprise, W. Hilgard, of the University of Caliand to build up private fortunes, is none fornia, mentions a waste-land forage the less robbery because it is done under plant which is a good honey-plant for the forms of law, and is called taxation.” bees, and offers seed for free distribution

It is altogether wrong, and as bee provided a small amount is sent him, keepers we only desire what is right. sufficient to cover postage and packing.

The following, from Volney White, of The plant (Sida elliottii) is thus deFindley's Lake, N. Y., published on page scribed by an exchange : 82 of Gleanings, states the matter very

It is a green shrub or little bush which clearly, and we endorse it most fully :

grows spontaneously to a height of 18 Again, I ask, by what principle of inches to 2 feet. Cattle and hogs are justice can the government put its

very fond of it; horses and mules as yet strong hand into my pocket and take do not seem to like it. my money and give to somebody else The plant has a long tap-root, taking because he is engaged in another kind possession of waste places and wild of business?

lands. It seems to prefer hard clay or I make some butter, as well as pro rocky land. Scatter the seed on the duce some honey; and as prices have hills, and in a few years it will cover the been for a number of years, I have not whole surface. In the meantime, pasnetted 2 per cent. on the capital in turing does not hurt it. The seeds vested, with labor thrown in ; please tell germinate readily. me why I should not have a bounty of

· It is a member of a family which are 5 cents per pound on my butter; and

all innoeuous. Mucilaginous and nutrithen the men who produce pork, beef,

tive, it requires no irrigation whatever, wheat, oats, potatoes, and, in fact,

and while young is quite leafy and sucevery product of labor, should have a

culent, and seeds freely. Sowing the bounty; for the producers all say, and

seed is not advised except on places truly, that they cannot make reasonable

designed for permanent pasturage, and profits on their business.

not on meadows intended for mowing. A man who desires the government to take other people's money and give to him, for no equivalent, is either very selfish, or else he has not looked the

Weak Colonies.—The National matter over carefully ; for it indisputa Stockman offers this very timely advice: bly would be a violation of every principle of justice.

Look after the bees, and see if each Let us use our efforts to get stringent

colony has plenty of stores. They may laws passed in all of the States against

have honey, and possibly live through, the adulteration of honey, and then get,

but that is not the main point; if they if we can, executive officers elected who

have not plenty, they will not be rearing will not neglect their enforcement; and

young bees as they should, and when that is the best we can do.

Spring opens, you will have a weak colony or dead bees. A colony that is weak

when fruit bloom comes, will require a Speaking of seed catalogues lately greater part of that season to build sent all over the country, Mrs. L. Har

itself up, and cannot store much surplus

honey. To help the weak colonies, feed rison wrote thus to the Prairie Farmer :

them regularly from now until bloom When looking over these gems of art comes. Do not feed much at a time; which come to us so freely, “without

about a quarter of a pound of syrup a money and withont price,” arrayed in all

day is sufficient if fed regularly. I have the colors of the rainbow, let us not be

tried this, and know that it pays. unmindful of our little pets. If any. thing grown would pay us for honey alone, it would be the raspberry ; its Another new bee-escape has been hanging blossoms yield nectar following

placed in our Museum. It is the one rain. Order some mignonette and sow

illustrated and described on page 451, a bed, if for nothing more than to see the bees enjoy it, and carry its fragrance

and is a double-acting bee-escape, and into their hives.

hence it is called the “Lightning."

Paddock's Pure-Food Bill cake and some wine, which had remained is before Congress, and as there is some

from the collation.

Dipping a piece of cake in the wine, inquiry as to its provisions, we will give

he placed some at the eatrance of each the following:

hive, each time repeating, “In the name

of the Father, and of the Son, and of A food or drink shall be deemed to be

the Holy Ghost." adulterated

He said that if it had not been done, 1. If any substance has been mixed

the bees would not have recognized their and packed with it so as to reduce or lower or injuriously affect its qualities

new master, but would have left. or strength; so that such product when

A Swiss, however, informs me, that offered for sale shall be calculated and

the custom is general among bee-keepers, shall tend to deceive the purchaser.

but the belief is that if it were neglected 2. If an inferior substance has been

the bees would die instead of migrating. substituted wholly or in part for the article, so that the product when sold shall tend to deceive the purchaser.

Comb Setter and Cells.—To 3. If any valuable constituent of the know how to call things by their right article has been wholly or in part ab

names is an accomplishment, especially stracted, so that the product when sold shall tend to deceive the purchaser.

when speaking of things apicultural. 4. If it be an imitation of, and sold | How wide of the correct terms some under the scientific name of, another bee-keepers come, is shown by the fol

lowing verbatim request received re5. If it be mixed, colored, powdered

cently by a dealer in a piarian supplies : or stained in a manner whereby damage is concealed, so that such product, when " DEAR SIR:-How soon can you sold, shall tend to deceive the purchaser.

furnish comb setter and 1-pound cells ? 6. If it contain any added poisonous Give price per M, and for 250 cells.” ingredient, or any ingredient, which may render such article injurious to the

Comb setter and cells ! Could the health of the person consuming it.

writer have meant “ frames” or “founThis would apply to extracted-honey

dation,” and “sections ?” Perhaps he

did, but evidently did not know what to when adulterated. The chief point is

call them. If such people are as ignorthat an article is condemned when it

ant of the practical work of the apiary, deceives the public. It was the first

as of the use of the names of the articles Bill introduced in the LIId Congress,

they must use, it is no wonder that failand hardly a day has gone by since its introduction, that Senator Paddock has

ure is oftener met with by them than

success. It pays to acquaint ourselves not appealed to the Senate to let this measure be considered. It ought to

with everything relating to our voca

tion, including bee-literature. pass both Houses of Congress, and become a law.

Another bee-book has reached our A Curious Ceremony is men

desk. It is entitled, “First Principles in

Progressive Bee-Culture,” by G. K. tioned by a clergyman who lives upon

Hubbard, of Fort Wayne, Ind. Price, an estate in Switzerland, as having been

15 cents. It contains 68 pages, is well lately performed there with the bees.

printed and illustrated, and covers the He says:

whole ground of the art of bee-keeping The proprietor of a large domain not

in a condensed way. It is a new edition far from the mouth of the Rhone died. As soon as life was. extinct, one of the

of his smaller pamphlets, and is the relatives went to the bee-hives and at 11th thousand. tached a piece of crape to each hive, saying to each, “ The master is dead.” On the day of the interment the same

Busy Bees, and How to Manage relative again visited the hives ; took off | Them, by W. S. Pouder. Price 10 cents. the crape, and carried to each hive some | For sale at this office.

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The Fools are not all dead. A the figures of the two men supporting patent has just been issued to U. G. the whole on either side will also be of

the same rich, yellow gold. Matthew on a bee-hive.

UnderHis claims are

neath will be the scroll, bearing the as follows:

motto of the State, “ Oro y Plata." In 1. A bee-hive having the bottom pro

the two upper portions of the wreath vided with a ventilating-opening, and a

Instead of merely engraving the figures, moth-trap, and guides on the said hinged

each will be wrought separately, and bottom, whereby the moth-trap may be

then fastened together, making the task moved to either close or uncover the ventilating-opening, substantially as de

of shaping the brooch not only a delicate,

but exceedingly difficult one, and one scribed.

that will require much skill and pa2. A bee-hive having the supporting tience. legs, the hinged bottom, with the venti To Mrs. J. E. Rickards, of Butte, be. lating-opening and the guides, and the

longs the credit of the happy idea of moth-trap having flanges fitting in the making the last nail one of such interest. guides, and adapted to be moved to close

In design the nail, which is being made or uncover the ventilating-opening, sub by a Butte jeweler, will be the conterstantially as described.

part of an ordinary twelve-penny nail,

and will be composed of three strips It is the same old “moth-trap hum

with silver in the center, and the gold bug”—with not. a new feature in it. and copper on either side. The nail What a swindle the patent office is ! and brooch are distinct articles, and Patents are issued on old, worn-out, and

after the former has been driven it will

be drawn from the wood, fastened to the worthless features of bee-hives ; the

brooch, and the whole presented to Mrs. poor inventor being deceived, and made Palmer. to believe that he has something of

The women of Nebraska have undervalue, when even the paper used in re

taken to furnish the hammer with which cording the patent is spoiled by that

this “last nail” will be driven. A deworthless transaction. There is abso

scription of the hammer has not yet been lutely no value in this new patent, and

given, but it is the intention to make it the inventor is defrauded out of his

worthy of the aristocratic nail with money,

which it will be brought in contact by

Mrs. Palmer. It has been suggested Mrs. Potter Palmer, President that it be made of native Nebraska of the Board of Lady Managers of the woods, inlaid with gold, silver and pearl. World's Fair, will drive the last nail used in completion of the Woman's Building. This nail will be furnished Fatal Maladies among bees are by the women of Montana, and will be to be found at all times in some part of a very wonderful one, as is indicated by the country, the same as among other this description of it, given by the animals. But just to what extent may Helena, Montana, Independent :

be the resulting fatalities, and to what

degree such may affect the general The nail has been so made as to form the back or cross-bar of a brooch, which

wealth, are often difficult to determine. is to be a shield bearing the coat-of-arms In the Toledo Blade for March 15, of Montana, reproduced in native gold 1892, a “special” from Shepherd, without a trace of alloy in its composi

Mich., under the heading, "A Short tion. The shield will be of gold, and the symbolical figures will be made of

Honey Crop,” says this concerning the the same metal, but of different colors. bees in two counties in the central part The waterfall in the foreground will be

of that State : of light colored gold, sunk into the

Many colonies of bees have been lost at the foot of the falls, will be of a this Winter through Isabella and Clare darker shade, as will be the background counties. There is evidently some fatal or relief. The wreath surrounding the malady in beedom, that will shorten the escutcheon will be of native gold, and honey crop very materially.

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