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Sheafless Harvest One of the causes of the beauty of

harvest is the supposed n. of leaving the sheaves for a considerable period in the open, the grain may dry and mature. Each sort of cereal has had traditional period, and artificial drying (generally adopted in nexion with the harvester-thresher) has been widely condemn Happily in the present most bountiful and beautiful harvest of the wheats have been carried to the stack almost at once will need no drying. An additional advantage for the general pu —especially the small poultry-keeper—is that gleaning has permitted earlier, and gleaning is so popular that fears have expressed that it may limit the number of mhool children requ in the proper work of harvesting.