TO AVERT FAMINE IN 1848.

The Agricultural Committees of Ireland recommend to all persons who have planted potatoes to guard against a loss, to ensure success by dibbling between the stalks, on the first day of June or so, parsnip or White Silesian sugar beet. If the potatoes take the disease in July, as last year, the stalks will whither away, and the other crop will take its place: and, instead of a loss, there will be a double crop of better food.

Stupid carelessness seems to pervade many small farmers, or culpable apathy, expecting their more intelligent neighbours, or the government to assist them, and make up for their want of energy. This will not do– God expects every man to do his duty.

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