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jgLEC T R I C
TELEGRAPH IN CHINA.
THE EAST INDIA TELEGRAPH COMPANY'S
Nos. 23 & 2T Nassau Street,
Onranixed under special charter from the State
of New York
50,000 SHARES, $lOO EACH
HON ANDREW G. CUKTIN, Philadelphia.
PAUL S. FORBES, of Russell A Co„ China.
FRED. BUTTERFIELD, of F. Ba tterfield A C
ISAAC LTVERMORE, Treasurer Michigan Cen
tral Railroad. Boston.
ALEXANDER HOLLAND, Treasurer American
Express Company. New Y'ork.
Hon JAMES NOXON, Syracuse, N. Y.
0. 11. PALMER, Treasurer Western Union Tele
graph Company, New Y'ork.
FLETCHER WESTRAY. of Westray, Gibbs A
Ilardcastle, New York.
NICHOLAS MICKLES, New York.
O F FIC E R S.
A. G. CURTIN. President.
N. MICKLES, Vice President.
GEORGE ELLIS (Cashier National Bank Com
HON. A. K. MeCLURE, Philadelphia, Solicitor.
The Chinese Government having (through the
Hon Anson Burlingame) conceded to this Com
pany the privilege of connecting the great sea
ports of the Empire by submarine electric tele
graph cable, we propose commencing operations
in China, and laying down a line of nine hundred
miles at once, between the following port s, al2 :
Canton ; . 1,000,000
Hang Chean 1.200,000
These ports have a foreign commerce ot $OOO,-
000,000. and an enormous domestic trade, besides
which we have the immense internal commerce of
the Empire, radiating from these points, through
its canals and navigable rivers.
The cable being laid, this company proposes
erecting land lines, and establishing a speedy and
trustworthy means of communication, which must
command there, as everywhere else, tbe commu
nications of the Government, of business, and of
social life capecially in China. She has no postal
system, and her only means now of commuulcating
information is by couriers on land, and by steam
ers on water
The Western World knows that China is a very
large country, in the main densely peopled; but
few yet realize that she contains more than a third
of the human race. The latest returns made to
her eentrai authorities for taxing purposes by the
local magistrate make her population Four hun
dred and Fourteen millions, and this is more
likely to be under than over the actual aggregate.
Nearly all of these, who are over ten years old,
net only can hut do read and write. Har civili
zation is peculiar, but her literature is as exten
sive as that of F.urepe. China is a land of teach
ers and traders; and the latter are exceedingly
quick to avail themselves of every proffered facili
ty for procuring early information. It is observed
in California that the Chinese make great use of
the telegraph, though it there transmits messages
in English alone. To-day great numbers of fleet
steamers are owned by Chinese merchants, and
used by them exclusively for the transmission of
early intelligence. If the telegraph we propose
connecting all their great seaports, were now in
existence, it is believed that its business would
pay the cost within the first two years of its suc
cessful operation, and would steadily increase
No enterprise commends itself as in a greater
degree renumerative to capitalists, and to our
whole people. It is of vast national importance
commercially, politically and evangelically.
stock of this Company has been un
\ quaiifiedly recommended to capitalists and busi
ness men, as a desirable investment by editorial
i articles in the New York Herald, Tribune,
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in the Philadelphia North American, Press,
Ledger, Inquirer, Age, Bulletin and Telegraph.
Shares of this company, to a limited number,
j may be obtained at $5O each, $lO payable dowp,
1 $l5 on the Ist of November, and $25 payable iu
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1 December I, 1868, on application to
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DAVE HEARD OF
HOOFLAND S GFUMAN BITTERS,
IIOOFLAND'S GERMAN TONIC.
Prepared by Dr. C. M. Jackson. Philadelphia.
Their introduction into this country from Ger
many occurred in
THEY CURED YOUR
FATHERS AND MOTHERS,
And will cure yon and your children. They are
entirely different from-w -jp the many preparations
now in the country cat I—l led Bitters or Tonics.
They are no tavern llpreparation, or any
thing like one; but good, honest, reliable medi
cines. They are
The greatest Luovtu remedies for
J A UN DIJE,
Diseases of the Kidneys,
ERUPTIONS OF THE SKIN,
and all Diseases arising from a Disordered Liver,
IMPURITY OF THE BLOOD.
Constipation, Flatulence, Inward Piles, Fullnes
of Blood to the Head, Acidity of the Stomach,
Nausea, Heartburn, Disgust for Food, Full
ness or Weight in the Stomach, Sour Eruc
tations, Sinking or Fluttering at the
Pit of the Stomach, Swimming of the
Head. Hurried or Difficult Breathing,
Fluttering at the llcart, Choking or
Suffocating Ser.ea | I tions when in a Lying
Posture. Dimness of U./ Vision, Dots or Webs
before tbe sight, Dull Pain in the Head, Defi.
ciencyof Perspiration. Yellowness ofthe Skin
and Eyes, Pain in the Side, Back. Chest,
Limbs, etc.. Sudden Flushes of Heat,
Burning in the Flesh, Constant Imagi
nings of Evil and Great Depression of Spirits.
AH these indicate disease* of the laser or Di
gestive Organs, combined with tm/itire blood.
HOOFLAND'S GERMAN BITTERS
is entirely vegetable and contains no liquor. It
is a compound of Fluid Extracts. The Roots,
Herbs, and Barks from which these extracts are
made, are gathered in Germany. Alt the medi
cinal virtueu? are ex y- . traded from them by
a scientific Chemist. ■ I These extracts are
then forwarded to this country to be used ex
pressly far the manufacture of these Bitters
There is no alcoholic substance of any kind used
in compounding the Bitters, hence it is tbe only
Bitters that can be used in CBSes where alcoholic
stimulants are not advisable.
HOOFLAND S_ GERMAN TONIC
is a combination of all the ingredients of the Bit
ters, with PURE Santa Crux Rum. Orange, etc. It
is used for the same diseases as the Bitters, incase
where some pure alcoholic stimulus is required.
You will bear in mind that ihese remedies are en
tirely different from any others advertised for the
cure of the diseases named, these being scientific
preparations of medicinal extracts, while the oth
ers are mere decoctions of rum in some form. The
TONIC is decidedly one of the most pleasant and
agreeable remedies ever offered to the public Its
taste is exquisite. It is a pleasure to take it, wbiie
its life-giving, exhilarating, and medicinal quali
ties have caused it to be known as the greatest of
There is no medicine equal to Hoofland's Ger
man Bitters or Tonic w in cases of Debility.
They impart a tone I-4 and vigor to the whole
system, strengthen JL the appetite, cause an
enjoyment of the food, enable the stomach to di-
f est it, purify the blood, give a gool, sound,
ealthy complexion, eradicate the yellow tinge
from the eye. impart a bloom to tbe cheeks, and
change the patient from a short-breathed, emaci
ated, weak, and nervous invalid, to a full-faced,
stout, and vigorous person.
Weak and Delicate Children are
made strong by using the Bitters or Tonic. In
fact, they are Family Medicines. They can be
administered with perfect safety to a child three
months old, the most delicate female, or a man of
These remedies are the best
ever known and will cure all diseases resulting
from bad blo-sd. Keep ymr blood pure ; keep
your Liver in order, y keep your digestive
organs in a sound, I healthy condition, by
the use of these reme JLi dies, and no diseases
will ever assail you. The best men in theoountry
recommend them. If years of honest reputation
go for anything, you must try these preparations
FROM HON. GEO. W. WOODWARD,
Chief Justice ot the Supreme Court of Pennsylva
PHILADELPHIA, March 16, 1867.
I find that "Hoofland's German Bitters" is not
an intoxicating beverage, but is a good tonic, use
ful in disorders of the digestive organs, and of
great benefit in cases of debility and want of ner
i vous action in the system.
GEO. W. WOODWARD.
FROM HON. JAMES TAOMPSON.
Judge of the Supreme Conrt of Pennsylvania.
PHILADELPHIA. April 28, 1866
I consider "Hoofland's German Bitters'' a valua
ble medicine in ease . of attacks of Indiges
tion or Dyspepsia. I \ can certify this from
! my experience of it. XJL Yours, with respect,
FROM REV. JOSEPH 11. KENNARD, D. D.,~
Pastor of thcTcnth Baptist Church, Philadelphia.
DB. JACKSOS—DKAR SIR: —I have been fre
quently requested to connect my name witb rec
ommendations of different kinds of medicines, but
regarding the piactico • out of my appropriate
sphere. I have in all cases declined , but with a
clear proof in various instances, and particularly
in my own faintly, of the usefulness ot Dr. Hoof
land's German Bitters, I depart for once from
my usual course, to express my full conviction
that fur general debility of the system, and es
pecially for Liver Com m-r plaint, it is a safe
and valuable prepara IX: tion. In some eases
it may fail ; but usual -L v ly, I doubt not, it
will be very beneficial to those whosuffer from the
above causes. Y'ours, very respectfully,
J H KENNARD,
Eigth, below CoatesStreet.
Hoofland's German Remedies are counterfeited.
The Genuine have the signature of C. M. JACK
SON on the front of the outside wrapper of each
bottle, and tbe name of the article blown in each
bottle. All others are counterfeit.
Price of the Bitters, *1 per bottle;
Or, a half dozen for $5.
Price of the Tonic, $1 50 per bottle ;
Or, a half dozen for $7 50.
The tonic is put up in quart bottles.
Recollect that it is D-. Hoofland's German
Remedies that are so universally used and so
highly recommended; and do not allow the
Druggist to induce I lyou to take anything
else that be may sayAAs just as good, be
cause he makes a larger profit onit. Those Reme
dies will be sent by express to any locality upon
application to the
At the German Medicine Store.
No. 631 ARCH STREET, Philadelphia.
CHAS. M. EVANS,
Formerly C. M JACKSON A Co.
These Remedies are for sale by Druggists, Store
keepers and Medicine Dealers everywhere.
Do not forgot to examine the articltfoou bug
m order to get the genuine.
My 20'68 yl
BEDFORD, PA., FRIDAY MORNING, MAY 7, 1869.
DEMOCRATIC PRIMARY ELECTIONS.
Agreeably to the provisions of the
Rules for the Government of the Dem
ocratic Party of Bedford County, adop
ted by the Democratic County Com
mittee, Feb. 25, 1869, the Democrat
ic voters of Bedford County will assem
ble at the polling places in the several
election districts, on SATURDAY,
MAY 29, and vote by ballot
for the choice of Candidates for the sev
eral offices to be filled at the next Gen
eral Election, and, also, for two Inspec
tors and one Judge for each polling
place who shall hold the primary Elec
tion for the next year. The Vigilance
Committe now in existence shall hold
this election, and in districts which
have no such Committees, the Demo
cratic voters present at the polling
place at the time herein fixed for the
opening of the polls, shall elect two In
spectors and one Judge to hold the e
lection. The polls in the 'townships
shall be open from nine o'clock a. m.
until 6 o'clock p. in., those in the bor
oughs from 1 o'clock p. m. until 6 o'-
clock p. m. An aecurrate list of the
names of all persons voting shall be
kept and a correct and full return of
all the votes cast for the several persons
voted for shall be made out, and both
the list and returns shall be certified
over the signature of at least two of
the election officers to be correct and
true. After the counting of the ballots,
and the proper certification of the re
turns, the list of voters and the return
of votes for the several candidates, shall
be sealed up by the Inspectors and de
livered to the Judge, who shall place
the sealed return in the hands of the
Chairman of the County Committe,
at a meeting of the Judges from each
polling-place, to beheld at the Court
House, in Bedford, on TUESDAY,
J UNE 1, at one o'clock, p. m. A'l per
sons entitle! to vote at the election for
Representatives in the Legislature and
pledging themselves to vote the whole
Democratic ticket at the next General
Election, will be permitted to vote at
J. W. DICKERSON,
Ch'n Dern. Co. Com.
XEW I.AW OF TESTIM<>\ V.
The following is the act passed by
the last legislature, permitting parties
to the record of any civil proceeding,
except in excepted cases stated in the
first section, to give evidence on trial.
The law has been in force since the
loth, and the general impression seems
to lie that it will prove advantageous
to the administration of justice:
SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the Sen
ate and House of Representative of the
Commonwealth of Pennsylvania in Gen
eral Assembly met, and it is hereby enact
ed by the authority of the- same, That no
interest nor policy of law shall exclude
a party or person from being a witness
in any civil proceeding: Provided,
This act, shall not alter the law, as
now declared and practiced in the
courts of this Commonwealth, so as
to allow husband and wife to
testify against each other, nor
counsel to testify to the confidential
communication of his client; and this
act shall not apply to actions by or a
gainst executors, administrators or
guardians, nor where the the assignor
of the thing or contract in action may
be dead, excepting in issues and in
quiries devisaril vet non and others, re
specting the right ofsuch deceased own
er, between parties claiming such right
by devolution on the death of such own
SEC. 2. That a party to a record of
any civil proceeding, in law of equity,
or a person for whose immediate ben
efit such proceeding is prosecuted or
deended, may be examined as if un
der cross examination, at the instance j
of the adverse party, or any of them, j
and for that purpose may be compel- j
led in the same manner, and subject
to the same rules for examination as !
any other witness, to testify; but the I
party calling for such examination shall
not be excluded thereby, but may re
but it by counter testimony.
SEC. 8. That the testimony of wit
nes-es authorized by this act may be j
bad by deposition or commission, is- j
sued, as the case may require, with
such notice to the party to he exam
ined, and to the adverse party, as is
now or may hereafter be prescribed by
the rules of the proper court touch
ing the taking of depositions and tes
timony and commission.
Speaker of the House of ltepresenta
Speaker of the Senate.
Approved the fifteenth day of April,
Anno Domini one thousand eight hun
dred and sixty-nine.
JOHN W. GEAKY.
LA HUE MOUTH.—A fellow, whose
countenance was homely enough t >
scare a Quaker, was lounging around
a public house,when lie was observed
by a Yankee, who asked him if lie had
not met with an accident wiien he was
young. "What do you mean, you im
pertinent scoundrel?" "Why, I didn't
mean nothin', only you have got such
an all-fired crooked mouth, I thought
as how you might have fallen in the
brook when you were a boy, and your
mother hung you up to dry."
AM US EM ENT. —— should be
guarded against temptation to unlaw
ful pleasures by furnishing the means
of innocent ones. In every community
there must be pleasures, relaxations,
and means of agreeable excitement;
and, if innocent are not furnished, re
sort will be had to criminal.
C'l.i; A Nbt N Ess. —T lie re is a homely,
but yet very forcible expression, that
"cleanliness is next to godliness;"
I meaning thereby that habits of clean-
I liness tend not only to health of body,
| but to that state of moral feeling which
becomes man as the chief creature of
I the Almighty.
THE HORKOI'K OF BEIXU "ISSTAST
IV Ifc Z 1.1.ED.'
Count Tolsboi's "Sevastopol in May,"
in course of publication in "Honrs at
Home," gives a very remarkable de
scription of the death of a man who is
instantly killed— as the living say, "in
stantly killed"—by a piece of a shell
which strikes him. But to him, the
dying man, his death seems a differ
ent affair. This surely is extremely
powerful writing: '
Michallof looked behind him. The
shining point of bomb seemed tostand
at the zenith—in that position where
it is impossible to tell its direction.
But that lasted only a minute; the
bomb came quicker and quicker, near
er and nearer, so that you couid see
the sparks from the tube and hear the
fatal whistling, and directed its course
straight at the middle of the battalion.
"Lie down," cried a voice.
Miehalloff and Praskukin lay down
on the ground. Praskukin, tightly
closing his eyes, heard only how the
bomb fell heavily somewhere very
near on the hard ground. A second
passed—it seemed an hour—and the
bomb did not burst. Praskukin began
to be afraid that he had done a coward
ly act without any reason, that per
haps the bomb had fallen far away,
and that he only thought he heard the
fuse fizzing. He opened his eyes and
saw with satisfaction that Miehalloff
lay immoveable on the ground near
his legs. But his eyes at that moment
met the sparkling fuse of the whirling
bomb not a yard from him. A hor
rid—a cold horror excluding all other
thoughts and feelings—took possession
of him. He covered his face with his
Another second passed—a second in
which a whole world of feelings, ;
thoughts, hopes, and recollections pass- j
ed through his mind.
"Whom will it kill; me or Miehal
loff? or both together ? If it hits me
where will it hit? in the head then, it's j
all over ;if it hits my leg, they will
cut it off, and I shall ask them to do
it by all means by chloroform—and I
can still get through alive. But per
haps it will only kill Miehalloff—then
I can tell how we were walking to
gether, and he was killed and I was
spattered with blood. No; its nearer
to me, it wilWril! me!
Then he recollected the twelve
rouble that he owed Miehalloff; he re
collected also another debt at Peters
burg that he ought to have paid long
ago; a Gipsy air that he had sung in
the evening came into his head. The
girl whom he loved appeared to his
imagination in a cap with lilac rib
bons; he remembered a man whom he
had insulted years before and who had
never paid it back, although at the
same time with these and a thousand
other remembrances the feeling of his
present circumstances—the expecta
tion of death—never for a moment
| quitted him. "However, perhaps u
will not burst," he then, and with a
despairing decision wanted to open his
eyes. But at that instant, through the
| still shut lids he saw a red tire, and
with a horrible ncise something hit
him in the middle of the breast.
"Thank God! lam only bruised,"
was his first thought, and he wanted to
feel his breast, but his hands seemed
to be bound down, and a weight to
keep down his head. The soldiers
shone in his eyes, and he unconscious
ly counted them: "One, two, three
soldiers, and that one whose overcoat
has slipped down is an officer," he
thought. Then he saw flashes, and
he thought "what are they firing from,
mortars or cannon ? They are firing
again, and there are more soldiers;
five, six, seven soldiers, and they all
go past." lie had all at once became
afraid that they would leave him there,
i He wanted to cry out that he was
wounded, but his mouth was so dry
that his tongue stuck to his palate and
a horrible thirst tormented him. lie
felt how wet be was about the breast.
"Really I fell into some blood when I
lay down,'- he thought and yielding
more and more to the fear that the sol
diers who were going past would leave
him there, he collected all his forces
and tried to cry out. "Take me along,"
but instead of that he groaned so hor
ribly that it was awful to hear his own
voice. Then some red fires danced in
his eyes, and it seemed to him that the
soldiers were laying stones on him ;
the fires danced quicker and quicker,
the stones which they laid on him op
pressed him more and more. He made
an effort to throw off the stones,
stretched out, and then neither saw
nor heard, nor thought nor felt. lie
was killed on the spot by a fragment of
sbeil in the middle of his breast.
A ROMANCE OK THE CUBAN REBEL.- i
LION.— An American citizen who
was in the Theatre of Viilanueva on
the evening of the 22d uIL, and wit
nessed the riot and massacre in the
streets of Havana tiiat evening, says
that the origin of tiie outburst was the
shooting of a young woman. lie says :
♦'A very beautiful girl, the daughter of
Aldoma, one of the wealthiest and
most noble of ail Cubans, wore upon
her left breast the American flag with
the inscription, 'Long live the Repub
lic of Cuba,' upon it. When that stir
ring song was being sung, the whole
audience arose to acknowlege the
salute—all eyes were now bent upon
her —a low mean cowardly Spaniard
shot her with a revolver killing her
instantly. Two American gentlemen
occupied the box adjoiniug Senorita
Aldoma, whose names I do not know,
but one of whom, seeing the pistol
pointed at the young lady's breast, drew
his revolver, and a second after the
Spaniard had fired blew the top off the
head of the cowardly assassin. In
stantly the whole theatre was the
scene of the greatest confusion, and
the Spanish troops rushed in and
commenced firing upon the masses of
huddled, unarmed, innocent men and
TIIE SEVADA CALAMITY.
It is seldom that we are called upon to
record the occurrence in our own cour
try of a calamity like that which was
lately telegraphed from California. The
great silver mines at Nevada are on
fire; and it would appear that nearly
forty of the miners have perished in
the flames. The scene at the mine is
described as heail-rending.
The wives and families of the unfor
tunate men who perished in the con
flagration are gathered about the en
trance of the shafts, and exhibit a spec
tacle of grief and despair that melts
the hardest hearts. The mines were
ail a roaring pit of flames. It does not
yet appear what caused the disaster,
nor what the flames find to feed upon ;
but it is probably another ease of the
dreaded "firedamp," that inflammable
and explosive collic.ion of noxious
gases which has caused so many and
such terrible disasters in the mines of
To guard against this imminent dan
ger the safety-lamp was invented ; and
its use, under very strict and rigorous
rules, is insisted upon in the European,
and doubtless also in the American
mines. Notwithstanding, however,
all the precautions that can t>e taken,
the danger of an explosion of "fire
damp" in the mines apears to be al
ways very great, both on account of
carelessness in the use of the safety
lamp, and also from the effects of blast
Hitherto the mines in this country
have happily been almost exempt
from these calamities, in comparison
with the dreadful experience of the
Cornish and Welsh miners, perhaps
because some of our miners are more
intelligent and careful; though a large
proportion of their number are Cornish
The danger seems to be far greatest
in the deepest, mines. The silver
mines of Nevada are from 1,000 to 1,300
feet deep ; while many of the British
and continental coal and tin mines are
much deeper—several being about
2,000 feet below the surface ; and one
—an abandoned mine in Kutteuburg
Bohemia—reaches the enormous depth
of 3,500 feet.
DON'T YOU LOVE HIM, FATHER?—
One Sabbath evening, the father of
two little children had placed one on
each knee, to ask them what they had
heafd in the infant school that day.
He was not a professor of religion, al
though he had a pious wife. The little
children began to tell him in their own
way, of the beautiful home in Heaven
that Jesus had left because of His love
to them. Looking full in her father's
face, a little girl said, "Jesus must have
loved us very much to do that; don't
you love him for it, father'.'' llien
they went on describing the trials and
sufferings of our Saviour, and she again
asked the question. "Don't you love
mm for that, rather?" and when they
spoke of His death on the cross, the
little one asked the third time, "Now
don't you love Him, father?" The
father had to put the children down
and go out of the room to hide his e
motion. He confessed to the writer
afterward, that he felt more under the
artless questioning of his little chil
dren, than he ever felt under the most
powerful preaching in his life. He
soon afterwards united with the
A KLEPTOMANIAC LEAGUER.— An
afternoon cotemporary gave an account
the other day of the arrest of a Leaguer
by a grocer on the charge of theft,
which was settled by the grocer com
pounding a felony and accepting $-500
for the amount stolen. Kleptomania
is a good title for theft when a rich
man or woman is the guilty party, but
we believe we have never heard of a
poor person, man, woman or child,
being afflicted with that singular and
peculiar disease. Wheu they lift any
thing it is called theft. In the ease in
question, however, we can readily ac
count for the mania. He is one of the
"trooly ioil," and acquired the habit
of stealing during the war, which hab
it, as with many others of the "truly
Ioil," has become second nature. In
fact, it is said to be a contagion peculiar
to loyal Leaguers, which, since the
close of the war and the absence of fat
contracts, manifests itself frequently in
petty pU/erings. Even the great Gen
eral Burbridge, a Radical special agent
of the Treasury, has been inoculated
with the disease, and Butler is said to
be an incurable case.
Two lawyers in Lowell were return
ing from court when the one said to
"I've a notion to join ltev. M 's
church—been debating the matter for
seine time. What do you think of it ?"
"Wouldn't do it," said the other.
"Well, why ?"
"Because it could do you no possible
good, while it might he a great injury
injury to the church."
LIFE AND ITS END— Remember for
what purpose you were born, and
though the whole of life look at its end ;
consider, when that comes, in what
you will put your trust. Not in the
recollection of a life spent in giddy
conformity to the silly fashions of a
thoughtless and wicked world, hut in
that of a life spent soberly, righteous
ly, and godly in this present world.
A recent writer says: "There is
many a proud spirited, sensitive wo
man, who feeds herself a beggar, and
unless from absolute need, will go
without, rather than ask her husband
for money for her own use." Poor
dears; we should like to meet one of
this kind. ______
A colored Treasury employee recent
ly appointed, fell dead while engaged
in the discharge of his duties. Office
holding does not.appear to sit well on
the colored folks.
VOL 64—WHOLE No. 5,489.
HOI;WE AJII FAKM.
It is said 1 hat if a sheep is kept fat the
wool will be coarser than if kept only
in moderate flesh.
A correspondent of the Journal of the
Farm says he raised 1200 bushels of su
gar-beets to the ace on soil not over
six inches in depth.
Three hund ed and fifty bushels < f
potatoes remove ninety pounds of pot
ash from the soil on which they are
grown; consequently, wood ashes is
one of the most valuable manures for a
There is a man in the West who
moves so often that whenever a cover
ed wagon comes near the house, his
chickens all full on their backs and cross
their legs, ready to be tied and car
ried to the next stopping-place.
Notwithstanding the soil of England
is growing richer, clover is so uncer
tain that it is sown once in twelve
years. This is because ruots have ex
tracted the clover elemeut from the
soil and the attempt < f the agricultural
chemists to supply it has failed.
Mr. R. Murray , who raised potat< es
the present season at the rate of 350
bushels to the acre, and onions at the
rate of (522 bushels to the acre, stated
at a late meeting of the Waltham,
(Mass.) Farmers' Club, that he had
found air-slacked lime to be a sure
cure for the onion-maggot.
A Way to Remove Foul Air From
Wells.—A correspondent of the Scien
tific American had well "so full of
carbonic acid gas, that it instantly ex
tinguished a lighted candle. He
cleansed it thoroughly by letting an
umbrella down and rapidly hauiing it
up a number of times in sueees-ion.
Ridding a Henery of Lice. —Daniel
Kembeil, of Mt. Holly, N. J., is pos
itive "if you mix about a gill of gas
tar with a pail of whitewash, and ap
ply it with a brush to all exposed sur
faces these pests of the roost will either
die quickly, or go away very fast."
The recipe is certainly worth trying.
The Utica Herald says: "Averaging
the results of several careful experi
ments iu feeding corn to" hogs, shows
that two bushels of corn in the ear, or
one bushel of shelled corn, made nine
and seven twentieths pountls of pork,
while the same amount ground into
meal and mixed with water made e
leven and one eighth pounds of
Lard should never be used for greas
i ing wagons, for it will penetrate the
hubs, and work its way along the ten*
j ons of the spokes, and spoil the wheel.
! Tallow is the best lubricater for wood
! axe!trees, and castor oii for Iron ones.
; Just grease enough should be applied
to the spindle of a wagon to give it a
: light coating.
To Destroy Lice on Cattle.—l have
| tried many remedies, yet I have found
none which effects a cure so quickly
! and thoroughly as to make a strong
j suds of soft soap and rain water, adding
a handfull or so of common salt, which
forms a thick paste, like substance.
! Appiy this by rubbing thoroughly over
the animal. If using it upon colts,
blanket ihem well to preveut their
j catching cold. I have known one ap
plication to entirely obliterate all tra
; ees of these pests, leaving the skin in a
natural and healthy state.—Cbr. Rural
How to Make Good Yeast. —A farm
j er's wife sends us the following recipe
| for leaking good yeast:
Take eight good sized potatoes, peel
and boil them in a gallon of water un
til quite soft; then smash them very
fine, and put in two thirds of a cup of
salt, arid one cup of sugar; pour over
them the water they were boiled iu
j and let them stand until cold. Then
j put in some good yeast, and poqr all
j into a good clean jug; let it stand In a
warm place twelve hours, then cork up
tight, and set in a cold place. It will
be ready for use in a day or two, and
will keep a month in summer, and
any length of time in winter if kept
Fine Blue'dug for Shoes. —Take* four
ouncesof ivory-black, three ounces of
the coarsest sugar, a tablespoonful of
sweet oil, and a pint of small beer;
mix them gradually cold.
A strong Paste for Paper.— To two
large spoonfulls of fine flour put as
much pounded rosin as will lie on a
shilling; mix as much strong beer as
will make it of a due consistency, and
boil half an hour. Let it be cold before
it is used.
A Durable Paint for out-door Work.
—Any quantity of charcoal powdered,
a sufficient quantity of litharge as a
dryer, to be mixed smoothly with lir
seed oil. The above forms a good
black paint, and by adding yellow
ochre an excellent green is produced,
which is preferable to a bright green
used by painters for all garden work,
and does not fade with the sun. This
composition was first used by Dr. Par
ry, of Bath, on some spouts, which on
being examined fourteen years after
ward, was found to be as perfect as
when first put up.
Orchard Catlerjrillar.— This insect
'comes anil goes"—is abundant in some,
years, and in others nearly disappears.
Where the millers or moths have .'eft
their rings or eggs on the shoots of
trees, now is the time to destroy their,.
A practiced eye will see almost at a
single glance if there are any on a tr e,
by the swelling or knob on which each
one gives a shoot. Select a dark or
cloudy day, or else a day when the sky
is entirely clear—avoiding thin bright
clouds, which will dazzle and hurt the
eyes—anil cut off every shoot which
contains the eggs, and commit them
to the fire. A single clip of the orchard
shears on a j>ole, will prevent a de
structive nest of these depredators.—
Maple sugar is selling in Elk com
iy at twenty cents a pound.