Bedford inquirer. (Bedford, Pa.) 1857-1884, July 16, 1858, Image 1

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Sink, little seed, into the earth's black mould,
Sink in your graves, so wet and so cold—
There yon must lie j
Eartli I throw over you,
Darkness must cover you,
Light comes not nigh.
What grief you'd tell, if words you could say !
What grief make known for the loss of the day !
Sadly you'd speak;
'•Lie here, must I ever 1
Will the sunlight never
My dark grave seek ? "
llavo faith, littl? seed. Soon, yet again,
Thou'lt rise from the grave, where thou art lain ;
Thou'lt be so fair,
With thy green shades so light,
And thy tloWirs so bright
Waving in air.
So must we sink in the earth's black mould—
Sink in the grave, go wet and so cold ;
There most we stay,
Til! at last we shall see
Time turn to eternity
Darkness today.
From Punch.
Me go to ball do oder night,
De room wid gas was blazing bright,
De gals were drest in de fashion's hight,
Wid do Hoop de doodan doo.
Derc air-tubes dey were so blown out,
k-'ach Miss was as good as a mile about.
Do leanest figure she look stout,
In de Hoop de dooden doo.
But dcre was one uey calt aeu iw,
As Big its Ben afore ho fell,
0 Golly ! she were such a swell,
In de Hoop de dooden doo.
iler dress was white, her sash was red,
■She wore a bucket 0 on her head,
Her neck look like de garden bed
Hoop de dooden doo.
She stretch so far from loft to right,
She cover up a eofy quite,
She put six chairs oleau out of sight,
Wid de Hoop de dooden doo.
1 ask dis gul to liab a dance,
But soon as wo begin to prance,
.De Crinnylean stop our advance :
Hoop de dooden doo.
De garment which dey call de skirt,
It trail behind to catcb de dirt,
It trip me up, it gib me hurt :
lloop de dooden doo,
When I get up de truth I tell her,
Says I, "Miss, you'll excuse a fella,
But I can't dance wid do gig umbrella! ''
Hoop de dooden doo.
At dis my joke I laugh Tup ! Yup'
She look as thongh she eat me up,
So den I take her down to sup
In her lloop do dooden doo.
Now, gals, if you at parties show,
And in de dance would shake do toe,
.Not like balloons but ladies go:
lloop de dooden doo. •
You tink de Crinnylean de ting,'
But your partners It to grief do bring,
It bruise dero log, it break dero sbiu—
Dis Hoop do dooden doo.
In polka, waltz, or in qnadreel,
Dis child yon see he lub to feel
Soft flesh and blood, not bone and steel;
Hoop de doodeD doo!
*Bouqut ?—[K.
CRITICAL. —Sol Jones was a stage driver,
for many years, before railroads became plen
tiful, and be has followed various occupations
shoce. His principal employment now is drink
•H strong liquors, and his nose reflects con
stantly the 'everlasting bonfire.' Oue day last
week, Sol stepped into one of our fashionable
restaurants, and called for brandy. The de
canter was handed to him, and be poured out
a tumbler nearly full. With a look of aver
sion at the water pitcher, whioh was standing
near, he tossod olf the brandy, and set down
bis glass with a strong expression of disgust
upon his humorous countenance.
'Anything the matter with tho brandy?' in
quired the bar-tender.
'Yes,' was the gruff reply.
'What ails it?' asked Boniface.
'Why, hang it, says Sol, I kin taste the wa
ter in it!'
They are tanniog an elephant's hide at Cin
cinnati. It was purohased by a furri v r in Wis
consin, where the animal, which beiouged to a
menagerie died. The frieght to Cincinnati
cost §ls. It is an immense hide, so bulky
that the tuners handle it with great difficulty.
It is nearly two inches tbiok, and full a yeai
and a half will be required to tan k thorough
A Weekly Paper, Devoted to Literature, Politics, the Arts, Sciences, Agriculture, &c., &c—Terms: One Dollar and Fifty Cents in Advance.
We make t*he following extract 4 frora Apple -
lon's work, "The World-Noted Women." It
is from the pen of Mary Cowden Clarke:
"There is something indefinitely touching in
the saint's and hero's ielapse into simple hu
manity and womanhood, on the dark, unnatural
May xsarmng, when the heavy news was told
her ttaLAhe must die before sunset. She wept
bitterly> Like Jeptha's daughter, she iiKiwa
od tharter pure sad ■beauteous body should be
thus early sacrificed. She shrank, and shriek
ed, and writhed at the thought of the flames,
pitying herself for the pain. But the saint tri
umphs soon—even through the fiery vista be
fore her she sees a better kingdom than France
—a better home than Domreniy. Even in this
death she recognizor 'the deiiverance' ptomised
her by 'the voices.'
/'She appealed to God from the injustice and
cruelty of earth; she partook of the holy sac
rament with many tetrs; she uttered her touch
ing and tremendous words to the Bishop of
Beauvais, a summons to answer for her death
before God. What child-like aaturaluess, a
plamtive naivete marked the words she addres
sed to one of the preachers standing by: 'Ah,
Maitre Pirere, where will I be this evening?'
"We can fancy the tearful, wistful look, the
terrified tremble of the hands, and all the
voice broken in sobs with which she said this.
Then, as the priest replied: 'Have you not
good hope in the Saviour?' the light of reassu
rance, the smile, the clasped hands, the heav
enward gaze, the voice -clear and fervid, as she
said: 'Oh, yes, God aiding, I shall be in Par
"Bound and borne in a cart, like a common
malefactor, surrounded by a guard of eight
hundred English soldiers, Joan d'Arc passed
thtough the streets of ilouen to tho market
place; but in the eyes of the angels that awful
hour must have thrown into shade all foregone
hours of triumph—grander to them than tie
prrudest conqueror in his triumphal car, fol
lowed by princely captives and the spoils of
"At tho stake the maid again bravely pro
claimed her faith in 'the voices,' and nobly de
fended her King. Her sublime, yet meek com
posure, her marvelous womanly sweetness, fil
led many of her persecutors with wonder, pity,
and vain remorse. The people looked on as in
a horrible dream, weeping, groaning, praying,
hut powerless to help. One last word of re- ;
tlMl Ti" 1
op of jrf&arais its way to a deep unaus
pected vein of human feeling, and let it out in
"The scaff'dd towered high above the crowd,
a huge pile of fagots lit it at the base, a gi
gantic altar of sacrifice, fiery Calvary.
"When the flames uncoiled themselves from
below, and darted upward, in angry flashing !
•lengths, hissing and writhing, when thoy struck
their fang 3 into hor flesh, the flesh cried out in
shrieks that must Lave echoed forever through
the guilty and craven souls who heard.
"Well had the young martyr learned the
self-forgetful spirit. In her agoDy, through the
flame and smoke of her torment, she saw the
danger of the fail hful priest who held the cru
cifix above, and eL'treated him to leave her.—
He went; he bore tfroni her sight the image of
her crucified Lord, bat ho left beside her, in
the midst of the fla/ues, the Lord himself.—
May not her last cry of "Jesus!" have been,
not a cry of fear or supplication, but of joy
and recognition, us sho. sprang through the fio
ry path of martyrdom into the welcoming arms
of his compassion—i'uto the bosom of bis infi
nite, ineffable love?"
The great Clock in the Cathedral of Stras
burg is thus desoribcd by a correspondent:
"The priests <*nd military have retired, and
I am no* sitting in a chair facing the gigantic
clock—from the top to the bottom not less than
one hundred <fect, and about thirty feet wide
and fifteen def-p. Around ino are many stran
gers waiting to see the working of this clock
as it strikes the hour of noon. Every eye is
upon the clock. It now wants five minutes to
twelve. T/ie clock has struck, and the people
are goiDg, excopt a few whom tbo sexton or
head man "with a wand and sword is conducting
around the building. The clock has struck in
this way —the dial is some twenty feet from tho
floor, on each side of which is a cherub, or lit
tlo boy, with a mallet, and over the dial is a
small bell, the cherub n the left strikes tho
first quarter, that on the right the second quar
ter. Some fifty feet above the dial, iu a large
nicho* is a huge figure of time, a bell in his
left, and a scythe in his right hand. In front
stands a figure of a young man with a mallet,
who strikes tho third quarter on the boll in the
hand of time, and then turns and glides with a
slow step round behind Time, and out oomes
an old man with a mallet, and places himself
in front of him As the hour of twelve comes
tho old man raises his mallet, and deliberately
strikes twelve tions on the bell, which echoes
through the building, and is heard all around
tho region of the church. The old man glides
behind Father Time, and the young comes on,
roady to perform bis part as tb# iiue comes
i reuod again. As soon as tho old man has
struck twelve and disappeared, another set of
machinery is put in motion, some twenty feet
; higher still. It is thus—there is a htgh cross
! with the image of Christ on it. The instant
twelve is struck, one of the apostles walks out
| from behind, comes in front, torns facing tha
! cross, bows, and on aroand to his place. As
! he does sr, another comes out in front, turns,
i bowr, and passes o. So tweivc apostles, fig
ures as large as life, walk round, bow, and pas i
on. As the last appears, an enormous coc' 3
perched on the p'.cnaclo of tne clock, slow! y
flaps Us, stretches forth its ueck, arid
' crows threo tunes, so loud as to bo I. ard ou ,t*
j fide the church at some distance, and so nat -
rally as to be mistaken for a real cook. Then
all is silent as death. No wonder this clock .U
the admiration of Europe. It was made in
1571, and has perforowd these mechanical won
ders ever since, except about fifty years, when
it stood out of repair."
A correspondent of the New YOFK Jtwrn.J
of "Commerce/Vrriting on board tho United
States frigate Powhatan, at St. Helena,
Ist, gives an interesting account of a visit to
a slave vessel which had been captured by the
British cruisers, and taken te St. Helena.
The slaver was a brigantine, built about four
years ago, at New London, Conn , and admira
bly constructed for speed. She measured about
220 tons, and her slave deok was ODly four and
a half feet high, yet no less than six hundred
and fifty Africans had been cvowded into this
small vessel. The utmost compression compat
ible with life was resoTted to, and, had not a
large portion been mere children, they could
not have been stowed away. Tha writer says
the following method was employed to econo
mize space:
"The Africans were placed in roft ?, faco to
face, leDgthwiso of the deck, and eftdi one run
ning one leg between the legs of the ose sit
ting opposite. Another row was placed back
to back against the exterior row first seated,
and thus the whole deck was almost a solid
mass of living human flesh To keep them
still and powerless, and prevent vusuirection,
a ring was put on one ancle, to vsLich an iron
bar was attached-, which reached up to the
body, and to which the manacles were fastened
which were put on their wrists. Thus situa
ted, row facing row, and legs interlaced with
legs, a long iron bar ran aJo&g over the whole
lino of ancles, to which tho irons: were attach
ed which fastened the feet, Thus, nearly all
motion of the body and cxcToise of the limbs
was impossible, men in the stAcks having as
inucb liberty as they had s -with all tho advan
tage? of light and air. Even for a day, such
a position would be painful and alcanst intole
rable; and what, the'j, a passage, from conti
nent to continent, o /er the broad Atlantic,
amidst storms, and c Alms, aad suffocation, and
occupying often six: .j j a y 3 a ud more !
m ViJjr AsraruMM pn.^S
a short time, am'i where they are washed by
having buckets ( ff salt water thrown upon them,
their fetters and i manacles yet remaining on ;
them, and the s kit water washing the sores and
raw flesh which their sitting position on the
hard pianks, pressing against each other,
together with the galling irons, have made.—
Both men a: jd women arc either utterly naked,
or elso hav 3 hardly the equal of a fig leaf for
their protc (tion. The stench and filth are ne
cessarily h crrible and indescribable, which a
stable or : a styo can hardly exceed, and seldom
*qual. 1/ is not strange that a frightful mor
tality soi jsi broke out, whioh ended tho woes of
many, a would have done of all, but for the
Ptovid- *itial capture."
Predictions for this Tear.
T .fie following sagacious predictions are uiade
or. he year 1858 :
Through the whole oourse of this year
s /hen the moon wanes, tho night will grow
On several occasions during the year the sun
trill rise before certain people discover it, and
let before they have finished their day's work.
It is quite likely that when there is no busi
jess doing, many will ho heard to complain of
bard times,but it is equally certain that all
■who hang themselves will escape starvation.
If bustles and hoops go out of fashion a,
i church pew will bold more than three ladies.
There will be many colipses of virtue, some
visible, others invisible. |
Many delicate ladies, whom no one would
! suspect, will be kissed without, telling the ma- i
If the incumbent of a fat office dies, there
will bo a dozen feet ready to step into one pair
of shoes.
There will be more books published than will
find purchasers, and more bills made than will
find payers.
If a young lady should happen to blush, she
will ba apt to get red in the face without the
use of paint; if she dreams of a young man
three nighrs in succession, it will be a sign of
something; il she dreams of him four times, or
has a toothaohe, it is ten to one she will be a
long time getting oither out of her head.
l)inuers and entertainments will be given to
those who have plenty to eat at home, and the
poor will receive much advice gratis, legal and
medical excepted.
He who marries this yoar will run a great
risk, especially if he does it iu a great hurry.
He who steals a watch gives tattlers occasion
to gossip, and will be apt t involve himself
and pride in disagreeable relations.
Many young ladies who hope for it, but little
expect it, will be married; and many confiden
tially anticipating the glorious consummation
will be doomed to Wait another year.
Finally, there exists but little doubt that
this will be a most wonderful year, surpassing
in interest all that have preceded it.
One of the best looking girls in a certain
fpminary, is a red-headed*girl from Vermont.
)ut of compliment to her hair, they call her
| the 'torch of love.' Rather more poetio than
There is a local editor out west so poQf fb**
he never stauds on more than ono kot a^ ( - ' too {
for fear that he "may wear, out '
United States is 2,650 milc3.
Its length 2,600 railos.
Area of square miles, 2,936,167:
Coast, line of rivers and lakes 15,204.
It has thirty-two States, of which*l7 are freo
and 15 slave States; and seven Territories.
Its population is 23,189,876, of which tbere ;
are 13,349,740, free at the North: and in the
Satb, 6,221,51.8, and 3,204,313, tHrves: there
are also HLi,3OS free persons, of color.
The area of square miles uf ma
basin is 580,000. •
Atlantic slope, basin of square miles, 410,-
Pacifio slope, basin of square miles, 600,-
Mississippi Valley, basin of square miles, I,*
Texas slope, basin of square wileß, 280,-
Utah slope, basis -of squaie miles, 280y
Red River of the North, basin of square
miles, 20,000.
Area of the North in square miles, 61,-
Area of the Territories in square miles, 1,-
500 9 9 5.
Number of miles cf Railroad, 22,000.
River and Lake navigation, 19,720 mileß.
ABOUT GIRLS' NAMES.—If you af? ft very j
precise man, and wish to be certain of what j"?B
get, novcr marry a yonng lady named Aun;
for wc have the authority of Lindley Murray
and others, that "a is an indefinite article."
If you would like to have a wife who is "one
of a thousand," you should marry an Emily or
ao Eunna; fur any printer can tell you that
•'ems" are always counted by thousands.
If you do not wish to have a bustling, fly
about wife, you should not marry one named
Jenny; for every cotton spinner kuows that
jennies are always on tho go.
If you want to marry a Bell, it is not neces
sary that you should be a scxtOD, just because
you have to ring her at the altar.
If you many one named Margaret, you may
feat for tho manner in which she will end her
days, for every one knows that "Fogs" were
made for hanging.
_ The most incessant writer in the world is ire
who is always botnid to Ad-a-line.
' /.You may adore your wife, bat you will he
surpassed in love when your wife is A Dora.
If ypn wish to succeed in life as a porter,
veFy Stndfy, tor rofi% w you ttuiiiiSwu-fLher
this, you will be good to Carry.
Many men of high moral principles, and who
would not gamble for the world, still have not
j refused to take a Bet.
fellow's influence was so great that the King
! once remarked to him, they had better change
places. As Jeau did not look to be well pleas
ed with the proposil, Charles asked hiui if he
were not cuntcnt at tho idea of being a King
j "Oh content enough," was the reply, 'but 1
should bo exceedingly ashamed at having such
a fool.
It was this fellow who tried his master's nerve
by rushing into the room one morning with the
"O sir, such news' Four thousand men have
risen in the city!"
: "Wbat!"cried the startled King, "with what
intention have they risen?"
r "Probably with tho intention of lying down
t again at bedtime."
CAtfcc-B.—The American word caucus U ill- 1
troduced into English politics. Ihe .London
Star speaks of "a caucus of Lord Palmerstou's
friends." This word (which Webster is at a
loss to explain in his dictionary) is derived from
early revolutionary history. The north part of
Boston, wbioh is celebrated for its anti-tea
demonstrations, wes the field of labor of the
caulkers , and other mercantile laborers. These
caulkers were the most active in patriotic move
ments against British oppression, and a 'caulk
er's meeting" became gradually to be called a
caucus. The word, thus derived from revolu
tionary patriotism, is now adopted even iu the
| land whose tyranny gave wwion to its oiigin.
itor of the Philadelphia Inquirer, saw a hen the
ether day which had recently hatched out fif
ty-six chickens at one batoh! of which all but
twenty are alive. The lad who had charge of
the fowl made a largo nest in the ground, and
had the hen sitting on some wads of cotton
for a day or two previous to patting in the eggs.
He then placed the eggs, fifty-six in number,
under her in two tiers, placing the upper one
I beneath the other tier. In tweuty-ono days,
j tfao entire bateh was hatched out safe and
l sound.
A JOLLY LIFE. — Insects generally MUST
lead a truly jovial life. Think what it must
be to lodge in a lily. Imagine a palace of
ivory or pearl, with a pillcr oL silver and capi
tals of gold, all exhaling s\*m a perfume as
never, rose from human ceuser. bancy again
the fun of tucking yourselves up for the night
in the folds of a rose, rocked to sleep by the
gentle sigh of the summer air, nothing to do
when you awake but wash yourselves in a dew
drop, and fall to and eat your bed-clothes.
It would seem that men often value the work
of human hands more than they do thoso of
nature. In Florence, the marble statue of a
| girl often briugs ten thousand a
j Constantinople you can blood,
dozen lovelier creatures p i<s j on 't seem to know
Prentice the way to Oonstanti
j that yd" aDd blood.
->p!e —*
An Irishman making love to a lady of great
fortune, told her "ho couldn't sleep for drcaui
iug of her."
CTLPICE OP BOOKS.—Some books are to bo
tasted, others to be swallowed, and some few
to be chewed and digested j that is, some books
are to be read, but not curiously, and some few
to be read wholly and with diligence and at
tention. Soiae books, also, may be read by
deputy, and extracts made of them by others,
but that would he only in tin less important
and meaner port of books.
What makes man wretched t Mti' ,UC33 1
Lorenzo! no; 'tis happiness disdained.
She comes too meanly drest to win onr smile ;
And calls herself Content—a homely name !
Our flame is transport, and content our scorn ;
Ambition tarns, and shuts the door against her,
And weds a toil, a tempest, in her stead— Young.
"JULIUS, what's a latitudinarian ?" "A lafy
tudy what?" "A latitwdinamn ?" "A laty
tsrdemartam, Mr. Snow, is a man what ascer
tains the circumference of de hemusfear, and
brings dc axle of de arf opposite to de hub ob
de universe." *
Said Lady Bab to Lady Sue,
"I wish I wtre as blest as yon ;
Your husband is polite and kind,
Of gerile manners, generous mind,
Obliging, gay— in friendship warm,
With every quality to charm."
"Fray, Lady Bab," cried Lady Sue,
"How came my Misband—en/re nous —
So intimately known to you I"
Fred, idly strolling ut one day,
Was told that Kate had passed that way,
And though somewhat a fop in taste,
His clothes thrown loosely on in haste,
His hair dishevelled —stock untied.
With panting breath he reached her side;
Surprised, she gazed on Frederick's plight,
And justly angred at the sight,
Said, in a tone of jesting ire,
"I see you're running to a the."
"Well, no," he naively said ,hut'much the same,
I've just been botly chasing up a flarue !'
Our Jeeuis says be never travels by a "light
ning express train" unless be's sure it has ft
good conductor.-Caning/en's Commiscionaire.
Many of the Vigilants would have been ap- ,
propriate adornments of the lower end of a
perpendicular rope.— JV. O. True Delia.
Exactly ! but not inclining to the perpen
dicular, we presume they 'sloped.' — Ed. Com.
A WOMEN'S RIGHT-ER.— lt is said that
Middleton, the fashienable gaiter maker, is an
earnest upholder of wd* ll * lll 8 fights —aad lefts.
Patience waited, apC Hie egg sang.— Jerrc&d.
Who only in his cups will fight, is liko
A clock that must bo oiled will ere it Btrike.
Thomat Bancroft. 1638.
i Time t sat, is past; thou canst not it recall.
Time it, thou hast; employ the portion small.
Time future is not, and may never be, —
Time prtunt is the only time for thee.
The mother who saw a baby prettier tbau
her own, has been sent to a lunatio establish
REVIVAL RHYMES. —A New York poet, in
touching on the conversion of Awful Gardner,
goetb it tt>us.=—
We sing and shout our grateful thanks,
That Awful Gardner's joifted our ranks ;
That as the lamp holds out to burn.
There may be chance for Patrick Hearne ;
And as his mercy's all enduiin',
We may even hope lor John Van Bursn.
Paddy's description fa fiddle can uot be
beat: 'lt was the shape of a turkey, and the
size of a goose ; he turned it over on its back,
and tubbed its bolly with a crooked stick, and
ocb, St. Patrick! how it did squaleP
'You'll have to bear the responsibility,' said
a mother to a bright-eyed young daughter,
who thought of marrying without the maternal
approbation. 'I expect to bear several, ma,'
said Fanny.
'Miss Julia, allow me to close the blind; the
glare of the sun must be oppressive.' 'You
are very kind, air but I would rather have a
little son than no heir at all.
Tbc selfish man cannot see (he miseries of
the world —be cannot feel the pangs and thrusts
of hunger.
An Irishman being asked for a certificate of
his marrage, bared his head and exhibiting t
hugh scar which loooked as though it was made
wifh a fire shovel. The evidence was satisfac
'Do you know the priaouer, Mr. Jones ?'
4 Yes, to the bone.'
4 What is his character V
'Didn't know he had any.'
'Does he live near you!'
'So near that he lias only spent five shillings
for firewood in eight years.'
A dyiDg Woßt India planter groaning to his
favorite negro servant sighed out, 'Ah, Sambo,
j I'm going a long journey.'
{ 'Never mind, massa,' said the negro, cooso
: lingly, 'him ail de way down hill.'
'Here's Webster on a bridge,' said Mrs.
Pariington, as she handed Ike the dictionary- (
'Study it contentively, and you will gain
' deal of inflammation.'
. • vessel when she
An boa^ dei{ngj being desired
was on the {jomf M e jj C waß going dowu,replied
not wish to go on deck to see him-
Joff drowned
A FACT. —One of the wise men of 'Grease'
recently declared in a public meeting that the
size of sausages was not so important as the
material of which they were manufactured.
Some hearts, like primroses, open most beau
tifully in the shadows of life.
All is sugar to the vain—even the praise of
VOL. 31, NO. 29.
gin •* jHwp <Wlip VI VP
We havi met with many experienced persona
who have never teen the grape vine grafted
The process is so easy, that thousands who are
anxious to possess the newer varieties* should
especially take care of their old roots and in
sert scions of the Dew. No clay or covering of
the grafted part is ueccssary. beyond the natu
ral soil, below which the graft is to be inserted*
Saw off your stock and put in your scion with
two or three buds, wedge-fasbion, as io the
deft-grafting of fruit trees, and then cover up
a few inches, leaving one or two bads above
ground; where the stock is very large arid
convenient to split, a gimlet-bole, so made as
to bring the two barks together, answer*. Tee
sprouts of the old stock, as tbey Bpriog up to
; rob tLe graft-, must be pulled off- Grafts often
[ bear some fine clusters the first season of growth
| and many rnoro the second. In this way, the
old stocks of wild grapes removed from the
woods are very useful with due care. We have
lately seen an old Catawba vine that was want
ed for shade forty feet off, lid down for a year
till it had rooted well, and then was grafted
with perfect sucoess, and fruited the first sea
Ono good way to keep hams ia summer is to
pat a layer of coarse salt in the bottom of a
barrel, then lay in a ham and cover it with salt
and then another, and so on, till the barrel is
filled. Of course this salt should be diy, and
the barrel should be kept in a dry place.'
Another and better way, is to sew up each
ham in a coarse cloth bag, then give the whole
a coating of whitewash, and hang up the bag
in a smoke-house, or any dark, 000 l place.
Jf •- •
tw£ *8f,? to has them as before mentioned,
and bury the big in the ash-hole, taking it out
as wanted.
We ha-e known them to keep very well by
simply wrapping in several thicknesses of news
-1 paper, and banging in an open garret. A cor
■ respondent says they also 'keep perfectly, as
jhe has proved, by packing in * sweet dry hay
! run through a hay cutter. Then wrap them
; with a single thickness of newspaper, and sur
! round each ham with a portion of the hay ,* tie
; the whole in large cotton bags, and hang in a
! dry place.—American Agriculturist June.
TURE ! In Great Britain about 60,1)00 families
own all the territory, which is occupied by over
27 millions of inhabitants. Fire noblemen,
the Marquis of Breadalbane, the Pukes of
Argyle, Athol,Sutherland, and Bueclouoh,own
I perhaps, one-fourth of all Scotland. The es
tate of the Duke of Sutherland, compiisetf
about 700.000 acres, or more than one thousand
square miles. The domains of the Marquis of
Breadalbane extend 100 English miles, and
reach nearly from sea to sea. By far tLe
wealthiest proprietor in tho lowlands of Scot
land, is the Duke of Buccleucb, whose estates
cover several counties, and whose palace at
Dalkeith, is an establishment of regal magnifi
BLOWING UP STUMPS. —Select a solid place
in a large toot, near the ground if an oak or
any stump with a tap root, and with an inch
and a quarter auger, bore in slanting down
ward, to as near the heart of tho base of the
root as you can judge; then put in a charge of
one or two ounces of powder, with a safety-fuse,
and tamp in dry clay -or ordinary tamping rna-
I tonal, to fill the hole, some six iiches above
' the charge; then touch fire to the fus, and get
out of the way. The blast will usually spl
the stump into three pieces, and make it hop
right out of the ground. If the charge is put
too high up the blast will only split the top
... . /vut: t'irfO't"
the stump without lifting
Won MS IN D * 1
tro< iB * thin: Feed your horses with plen
ashes and tobacco cnce a week, and I will
guarantee that they will never more be troubled
i with worms or botts. Tobacco kills them and t
ashes carries them away. 1 handle a goo-/
many horses, and this is my remedy. 1 never
had a horse troubled with botts or sick with
worms.— Correspondent of Prairie Farmer.
SOAP SUD3 should never be wasted. In
winter, or when not needed for the grape vines
or flower-beds, they should be thrown over the
manure heap. Roaejrjjkd grumes ere much
benefitted by t# tions af nJ
j proper trial is all that is to convince
! unbeliever?.