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AGRICULTURE IN PRUSSIA

: Ti«Br!tiibOoDß|iV!l»t Konigsberg In r last report states that sgriouliural .Bodetitts. abound In the province, and do such to improve the breedi of several. fins animals by offering prises »t the periodical ahows. They own 88 balls, principally cf the Dut:h breed, said to have •c©st about £1700, and other valuable julmais for stad purposes, and they Uy themselves out In every way to benefit the finaen. They maintain two travel Hog * eetehet* of hfeh class fanning, several jeh^ls la whlob everything connected srUh husbandry ia taught, and an Institute tot chemical research. These societies «btsln their working capital from the BUteon loan for fixed periods, and they ■fje-bnbore tbemseW el from the dues they ■ jhty for the ote of their animals and maaMnery. The want of agricultural labor Js severely felt In Prussia, and it is likely Id J>e more acute m year; to come. Emiaratiotf. the drain *<>* military purposes, Kid the tendency of the peasant to seek •mployment m the towns, have denuded the country parts of many of the best batoda. Lest yea* the hsy wai damaged by rain before it eosrti be got In, because *( the dafideneycf labor The Increased doty on grain did sot stop the tendency o! prices to recede, and consequently the condition of the farmer was not greatly Improved by a large harvest. Wages, focnariy paid m kind, have now, ob aocount of the depreciation, to be paid m nosey- On the other hand, the demand tor amber, whioh is practloally a monopoly ■ of the Saltfe coast of Proulafs Increasing. ht additioa to the ornaments and mouth pfooea made from it, the smaller pieces -aw dissolved by ohemloal prpeesa and a baanlifni varnish is obtained, whtoh is not •fiaeWd by soap or spirits of wine. About 1600 workpeople are employed m this laMitcfy etUtec m the nines, workshops! or on the ooast dredging. In 1887 the aw»jnnt of amber dealt with was 160 tons,

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AGRICULTURE IN PRUSSIA, Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2041, 19 January 1889

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AGRICULTURE IN PRUSSIA Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2041, 19 January 1889

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