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Another little wave
Upon the sea of life ;
Another soul to save,
Amid its toil and strive.
Two more little feet
To walk the dusty road ;
To choose where two paths meet,
The narrow or the broad.
Two more little hands
To work for good or ill;
Two more little eyes ;
Another little will.
Another heait to love.
Receiving love again ;
And so the baby came,
A thing of joy and pain .
A poor, bewilder'd thing ! In this sad vale
With broken wings, it often feebly tries
To soar away iroin pain . With sightless eyes,
It e'er turns homeward with a mournful wail.
Alas ! methinks, (like the returnless dove)
This bird has lost its pathway to the Ark;
And flutters blindly through the earthly dark,
Striving in vain to reach its home above.
Poor, wounded bird ! this world of hate and care
Gives not a nest to bosoms soft as thine;
For lies and slandeii ever closely twine,
Around the youth dre-ms of the good and fair:
But cl aims there be, beyond the star-gemm'd skies
WHERE HEARTS ARE NE'ER FORSWORN AND TREE
TOVE SEVER DIES.
A TRUE TALE,
One cold wiutry morning, the last Sunday of
December, 1- 9, a ualt naked man knocked
timidly at the basement door of a fine substan
tial mansion in the city of Brooklyn. Though
the weather was bitter "old, even for the sea
son, the young man had no clothing but a pair
of ragged cloth pants, and the remains of a
ilanuel shirt, which exposed bis muscular
chest ia large rents But in spite of his tat
tered apparel, and evident fatigue, as he lean
ed heavily upon the railing of tbe basement
stairs, a critical observer could not fail to no
tice a conscious air of dignity, and the marked
traces of cultivation and refinement in his pale
The Coor was speedily opened, and disclosed
a large, comfortably furnished room, with its
glowing grate of autbracito, before which was
placed a luxuriantly furnished breakfast ta
ble. A fashionably attired young man, in a
brocade dressing gown and velvet slippers, was
reclining in a soft fouteil, busily engaged in
reading the morniDg papers. The beautiful
young wife had lingered at the table, giving to
the servant iD waiting her orders for the house
hold matters of the day, when the timid r3p at
the door attracted her attention. £?fae corn-
manded it to be opened, but the youDg master
of the mansion replied that it was quite use
less— being no one but some thievish beggar;
but the door was already opened, and the sym
pathies of Mrs. Maywood enlisted at once.
'Come ia to the fire,' cried the young wife,
impulsively, 'before you perish.'
The mendicant, without exhibiting any sur*
prise at such unusual treatment of a street
beggar, slowly entered the room, manifesting a
painful weakness at every step. On his en
trance, Mr. Maywood, with a displeased air,
gathered up bis papers and left the apartment.
The compassionate lady unwisely placed the
half-frozen man near the fire, while she prepa
red a bowl of fragrant coffee, which, with
abundant food was placed before him. But
noticing the a'orupt departure of her husband,
Mrs. Maywood, with a clouded countenance,
left the room, whispering to the servant to re
main until the stranger should leave.
She then ran hastily up the richly mounted
staircase, and paused before the entrance of a
small laboratory and medical library, and oc
cupied solely by her husband, who was a phy
sician and practical chemist. She opened the
door aud entered the room. Mr. Maywood was
sitting at a small table, with his head resting
on bis hands apparently in deep thought.
'Kdward,' said the young wife, gontlv touch
ing his arm, 'I fear 1 have displeased you, but
the man looked so wretched 1 could not bear
to drive him away,' and ber &weet voice trem
bled as she added—'You kuow I take the sac
'Dear Mary,' replied the really fond hus
band, 'I appreciate your motives. I know it is
pure goodaess of heart which leads you to dis
obey me, but still I must insist upon my form
er commands, that uo beggar shall ever be per
mitted to enter the bouse. It is for safety
that 1 insist upon it. How deeply you might
be imposed upou iB my frequent absences from
home, I shudder to think. The man that is
now below, may be a burglar in disguise, and
already in your absence takiDg impressions iu
wax, of the different keyholes in the room, so
as to enter some night at his leisure. Your
limited experience of city life, makes it diffi
cult for you tp credit eo rouoh depravity. It
BEDFORD. PA., FRIDAY, JUNE 17, 1859.
is not charity to give to street beggsra, it only
encourages vice, dearest.'
'lt may be so,' responded Mrs. Maywood,
'but it seetns wicked not to relieve suffering
and want, even if this person has behaved bad
ly—and we know it But 1 will promise you
not to ask another beggar into the bouse '
At this moment the servant rapped violently
at the door, crying out that the beggar was
'Come, Edward, your skill can save faiui, I
know,' said the wife, hastening from the
The doctor did not refuse this appeal to his
professional vanity, for he immediately follow
ed his wife's fiyiog footsteps, as she desceuded
to the basement. They found the mendicant
lying pale and uuconsciuus upon the oarpet,
where he had slipped in his weakness from the
chair where Mrs. Maywood had seated him.
'tie is d handsome fellow,' said the doctor,
as he bent over him, to asceitain the state of
And weil he might say so. The glossy
locks of raven hair had falieu away from u
broad, white forehead, his closed oyeiids were
bearded bv long raveu lashes, which lay like a
silken fringe upon his pale bronzed cheeks,
while a delicate aquiline nose, and a square,
massive chin, displayed a inouel of manly
'ls he dead?' asked the young wife, anx
'Oh, no, it is only a faiuting fit, induced by
the sudden change of temperature, and, per
haps, the first stage of starvation,' replied the
Doctor, sympathizingly. lie had forgottou for
the moment his cold maxims of prudence, and
added: 'He must be carried to a room without
Src, and placed iu a comfortable bed.'
The coachman was called to assist iu lifting
the athletic stranger, who was soou carried to a
room, where the Doctor administered with his
own hands, strong doses of port wine sanga
ree. The young man soon became partly con
scious, but all conversation was forbade biui,
and he sank quietly to sleep.
'Lie is doing woll, let him rest as long as he
can; should he awake in car absence, give hitn
beef tea, ami toast ad libitum," said the doc
tor, professionally, as he left the room.
# * * • * •
To less than an hour afterwards, Dr. May
wood and his lovely wife eutered the gorgeous
chur.-h of the "Most Holy Trinity."
Amid the hundreds of fair dames that en
tered its broad portals, dresMdl with all the
taste and magnificence that abundant wealth
could procure, not one rivalled, iu grace and
beauty, the oiphan bride of <hc rieh physician.
Her tU, graceful figure was robed in a violet
silk, that only heightened by contrast her
large azure eyes, bright with the lustre of
youthtul happiness yet. There was a touch of
tender piety iu her drooping lids, that won ihe
confidence of every beholder. Tbo snow white
ermine mantilla which protected ber from the
piercing wind, rivalled, but could not surpass
the delicate purity of her complexion. Many
admiring eyes followed the faultless figure of
Mrs Maywood, as she moved with uneouscious
grace up the central ai*ie of 'be chuicb, but
none with more heartfelt devotion than the
young, wayward, but generous man, who had
recently wedded her in spito of her poverty,
and the sneers of his aristocratic acquaint
The stately organ had peeled its last rich
notes, which were still faintly echoing in the
dtstant arches, when a stranger of venerable
aspect, who had previously taken no part in
the services of the altar, rose and ajjjtouuced
as his text, the oft-quoted but seldom applied
words of the Apostle, 'Be not forgetful to eu
tertaiu strangers, for thereby some have enter
tained strangers unawares.' Dr. Maywood
felt his forehead flush painfully; it appeared
to liitrt tor the moment that the preacher must
have known his want of charity towards stran
gers, aud wished to give hiiu a public lesson:
but be soon saw from the tenor of his remarks,
that his oau guilty conscience had alone made
the application to his own particular case. 1
have not the space, uor indeed the power, to
give any synopsis of the sermon, but that it
combined, with the incidents of the moruiug,
to effect a happy revolution in the mind of at
least one of his hearers. So much so, (hat on
the return of Dr. Maywood from church, he
repaired to the room of the mendicant to offer
such attentions as he might stand in need of.
Bur the young man seemed to be much re
freshed by rest and uutricious food, and com
menced gratefully thanking his host for the
kind attention he bad received, which without
doubt had saved his life. But 1 will recom
pense you well, for, thank God, I am not the
beggar that I seem. I was shipwrecked on
Friday night, last, in the Oceau Wave,
on my return ftoui India. My name was
doubtless among the list of the lost, but I es
caped from the waves by a miracle. 1 attempt
ed to make my way to Aew York, where I have
ample funds awaiting my orders, but 1 must
have perished from cold and hunger, had it not
been tor you aud ycur wife's provident chari
ty. 1 was repulsed from every door as an im
poster, and couU get neither food or rest. To
be an exile from one's native iand ten years
and then, after escaping from the perils of the
ocean, to die of hunger io the streets of a
christian city, 1 felt was trnly a bitter fate.
'My name is Arthur Willet,' added the
'Why, that is my wife's family name. She
will be doubly pleased at her agency iu your
♦Of what Stato is she a native?' asked Ar
thur Willet, eagerly.
♦1 married ber iu the town of B , where
she was born.
At this moment Mrs. Maywood entered the
room, surprised at the long absence of her hus
Arthur Willett gazed at her with a look of
the wildest surprise, murmuring:
♦lt cannot be—it cannot be. lam deleri
ocs to think so.'
Mrs. Maywood gazed with little less aston
ishment, motionless as a statue.
'What painful mystery is this? cried Dr.
Maywood excitedly, addressing his wife, who
then became conscious of the singularity of his
'Gh, no mystery,'she replied, sighing deeply,
'oily this stranger is the image of my loDg
loit brother, Arthur.' And Mrs. Maywood,
overcome with emotion, turned to leave the
■Stay one mom :nt,'pleaded the stranger,draw
ing a small mourning ring from his finger, and
boiling it up, asked if she recognized that rel
•It ia my father's gray hair, and you are
'Hie son, Arthur Willett,' aud your broth
'Mary Willett Maywood fell upon the mendi
cant's breast, weeping tears of sweetest joy and
Dr. Maywood retired from the room and left
sister and brother alone in the saeied bonds of
reurnou, saying to himself:
'Be not forgetful to entertain strangers, for
thereby some have entertained angels una
A near neighbor of ours lost on only son a
few weeks ago, of scarlet fever. It was a bright
aud beautiful child, and the parents were in
deed sorely affl.cted. They have three daugh
ters. The two youngest a pair of twins, about
four years old, who come nearer to the fancy
pictures one ofteD sees of beautiful angelic
childhood, thau any two children we ever saw.
life parents being people of strong common
sense, and not wishing to impress those darling
little ones with that mysterious power of death
that 100 often pervades the hearts of children,
ulked to them of brother Eddy as if be had
goue heaven, to meet with God and Jesus as his
dear frieuds, and that iu time they would go to
meet him there.
Christmas morn the mother's heart was heavy
though she had struggled hard to hold down
the grief chat was tugging at her heart strings.
The children noticed this. The little toys and
playtlings were distributed, and the little onos
were 'A nappy as happy cotrld be, when Minnie
suddenly dropped tiers and ran to her mother,
'Oh' mamma, wou't our dear Eddy have a
good time to-day? O! won't he have nice times
'Why, Minnie, what makes you think sol'
said the lady brushing away her tears.
'Because this is Jesus' birthday, and is not
Eddy with them there? Sure they will have
nice times in Heaven on Christmas day.'
O! for the faith and trust of loving happy
childhood. The mother could only answer,
•i'es, Minnie, Eddy is happy in heaven.— Ohio
3IOVXT TEST TITS.
The unuer-ground and above-ground opera
tions of Vesuvius keep up with me au ever-va
rying wonder. The sea of fire is visible night
after night from the shores and the hills that
environ Naples; and many go ont at night to
see the lava roll dowD. The sublime with me
being over, the ridiculous is suggestive of the
many aud vast uses to winch this great body of
fire and heat, here in the vicinity of a great city
could and would be (probably) put near BostoD
or New York. What a furnace, ever hot to
heat all the streets and bouses by conducting
pipes! What a magnificent oven for b king
and stewing! What a 'Kitchen liange' for
Biddy and Bridget! What a place for cooking
macaroni' What a foundry for melting iron
aud making steam engines of all sorts aod sizes!
What a fire for a boiler! What a gas creator!
Then th -e is snow upon the coals this time of
the year, and even upon the crust over the fire!
What a place for ices and frozen punch! When
I clambered up the scoria, the other day, I soon
went from a hot aod rather annoying sun to
mist, and clouds and snow. As 1 was reekin ;
with perspiration in a struggle on foot, my com
panion at rest in a postchaise half e zirg
with cold. We both soon brought ourselves to
an equality of temperature —1 by drying up
ovr a fire crevice iu tbe summit aud mv com
panion by extracting fresh caloric from the beat
below. Agreeable mountain, that performs suuh
various functions on human life! To what uses
it could be put! Hot steam! Cold steam? Ice!
Fire! Sulphur! All sorts of things together.
Mr. Brooks' Letter to Y. Y. Express.
On one of the Michigan Central Kailroad
trains tbe other morning, an incident occurred
which created considerable merrimeDt. A
blind boy who has the run of tho cars for the
purpose of selling koiok knacks, entered the
sleeping car, supposing all the inmates were
up and dressed. Walking through the car he
passed his hand along the berths to see if they
were occupied, when it fell upon the face of a
sleeper whose hairy covering at onca arrested
the boy's attention. Stroking down the hairy
coat, the boy commenced with' Here puppy !
here puppy !' and other expressions ot fond
ness which a lover of the canine species would
be likely to iodulge in. ihe disturbed sleeper
partially awoko under these manipulations,
and, sbaktug his head, gave a loud snore, Hie
boy jumped back in affright, yelling, 'Got out!
get out! you wouldn't bite n blind boy ! take
him off!' without even yet comprehending the
truth. The passengers roared with laughter,
which did not all subside when tbe boy ex
chimed, 'La! I thought it was a puppy in tho
berth and not a big cur dog.— Great Republic.
Mode! Official Correspondence.
The following correspondence between Amos
Kendall, when lie was Postmaster General, and
a Postmaster down in Alabama, from whom
Mr. Kendall wished to learn the source of the
Torabigbee River, will bear a reprint:
"SIR :—This Department desires to know
how far the" Tombighee runs up. Respect
fully yours, ko.
A. K., P. M. General.
The reply was brief and runs thus :
"SlR —The Tombighee River does not run
up at all—it runs down.' Yours, &c.
The Postmaster General continued the cor
respondence in this style :
"SlR —Your commission as Postmaster at
A., is revoked. You will turn over the pa
pers, funds, &e., to your successor.
A. K., P. M. General.
And the witty Postmaster closed with this
parting shot :
"SlR —The revenues of this office for the
quarter ending Sept. 30th, have been ninety
five cents ; the expenditures same period lor
tallow candles and twine, is §1,05. 1 trust
my successor is instructed to adjust the bal
ance due me.
Respectfully, &c. N. Z.
BEWARE MORE OFYVIDO WERSTUAN BACH
ELORS!—A tabic inserted in a paper iu the
'Assurance Magazine' exhibits results of a
rather startling character. In the first two
quinqncnuial periods, *2O-25 and 25-30, the
probability of a widower marrying in a year is
nearly three times as great as shat of a bache
lor. At thirty it is nearly four times as great;
from thirty to thirty-five it is five times as
great; and it incteases, until at sixty the
chance of a widower marrying in a year is
eleven times as great as that of a bachelor. It
is curious to remark, from this table, how con
firmed either class becomes in its condition in
life—bow little "likely, after a few years, is a
bachelor to break through his settled habits
and solitary condition ; and, on the other hand,
hew readily in proportion does a husband con
tract a second marriage who has been deprived
prematurely of bia first partner. After the
age of thirty, the probability of a bachelor
in a year diminishes in a most rapid ratio.—
The probabiiiity of thirty-five is not much
more than half tint at thirty, and nearly the
■so mo proportion exists tu.voeu each quia?
quennial period afterwards.
A tragedy, of rather an unusual character,
occurred recently in Milan county, Texas. A
young man nauied Jordan seduced the daugh
ter of a widow lady living in his neighborhood,
about six months ago, and despite the entreaties
of her mother and the neighbors, refused to
make bcr his wife. lie, however, lived with
her in the relation of a husband. A prosecu
tion was commenced against him, but he re
mained obdurate, and in defiance of law, honor
and public opinioD, declared that he would live
and act as he pleased. On the 17th of last
month he was assassinated, withiu half a mile
of his dweliing. Nine distinct shots were
heard, and he was soon afterwards found lying
iu the road, covered with blood and perfectly
riddled with rifle balls and buckshot. It was
nothing more nor less than a case of lynching,
performed in rather a more sudden aud sum
mary manner thau usual, and shows the impul
sive manner of the Texan people, and how
ready tbey are to wreak deadly vengeance for
their own and otLcr's wrougs. An inquest
was held over the corpse, but no clue to the
perpetrators of the murder was either obtained
NEW DISCOVERY IN FNORGR^PIIY. —The
Gulignani's Messenger (a Paris paper,) announ
ces a discovery in photography. It consists iu
the discovery of an artificial light, so wonder
fully luminous and so steady as to completely
supply the effect of the most brilliaut noontide
suu in tho photographic operations. The light
being coniaiued in a portable apparatus, pro
traits cau be taken in private residences, even
■o the darkest room, whoilv independent of the
state of the atmosphere ; and those parts of
the cathedrals or other picturesque architec
tural monuments where the light of tne sun
never penetrates, and which, in consequence,
have beeu until now wholly shut out from the
photographer, will be as accessible to the artist
as any part of the exterior.
•Sally,' said a green youth, in a venerable
white hat and gray pants, through which his
legs projected balt'-a-foot ; 'Sally, before we
go into this 'ere museum to see the enchanted
horse, I want to ask you somethiuV— -Well,
Ichabod, what is it?" 'Why, you see this 'ere
business is gwiue to cost a hull quarter of a
dollar apiece, and i can't afford to spend so
much for nothin'. Now, ef you'll say you'll
have me, darned ef I don't pay the hull on : t
myself—l wili!' Sally made a uou-committal
reply, which Ichabod interpreted to suit him
self, and he strode up two steps at a time, and
paid the whole ou't.
OREGON AND WASHINGTON. —The editor of
the Pacific Advocate has recently made a tour
of observation in his own State, Oregon, and
in the territory of Washington. He says the
prospects iu Oregon are good for a large har
vest. Speaking of Washington territory, he
says that between Vancouver and Lake liver
the country is in a high state of cultivation.—
Farms, orchards, waviug fields of wheat, and
luxuriaut pastures aud meadows cover the
A pretty girl and a wild liorso are liable to
do much mischief, for the one runs away
with a fellows body, and the other away with
VOL. 32, NO. 25.
! fJjpvt t tainr at,
From the American A%ricui!urut.
Trees and ihelr Insect Enemies—Mis
1. It is a mistake to suppose that digging up
the grass for a foot or eighteen inches around
aa old apple-tree, doe 3 it any material good.—
That amount of loose soil about the stem of a
newly planted yonDg tree, would be of much
service. It would enable the air and moisture
to penetrate to the roots, and it would prevent
the soil from being exhausted of the food which
the young roots needed. But where aro the
roots of a full-grown apple-tree? At least, ten
or fifteen feet away from the trunk. The great
arteries, to be sure, are nearer, but the smaller
roots, the fibrous net-work of spongioles with
their thousand hungry mouths are off, a full rod
or more; snd they laugh (if, indeed, they do
not weep,) at the man who thinks he is helping
them while grubbing away around the old trunk!
As well might one think that be is feeding his
horse, by simply rubbing his back with an &r
2. It is another mistake (o suppose that cot
ton-waddiDg tied round the trunks and limbs of
plum and cherry-trees, prevents the ascent of
the cnrculio. "Bat my paper said it would,*'
exclaims an indignant subscriber. Indeed! but
we are sorry to say that mistakes will sometimes
get info the newspapers, as surely as the 'Grand
Turk* will get into the plum-trees, and there's
no sovereign remedy yet discovered for either
affliction. 'But tell us bow the curculio finds
his way iuto the trees?' Not by crawling only,
else the cotton would stop his travels; but ho
has a good pair of wings and knows how to use
them, and so he flies to the forbidden fruit with ,
out let or hindrance from the great southern
PROFITABLE PEAR TREES.—A gentlemen
near Vicksburg, Miss., recently told fruit from
two hundred and fifty pear tre*3, -oeeupjpug
about two-and-a-half acres of land, to "rhe
amount of five thousand dollars, in a singlS sea
son. They were packed in boxes, holding about
three pecks each, and sold for four dollars a
box. The varie'ies were principally the Bart
lett, and the Beurre Diol, and each box con
tained from four-and-a-half to five dozen pears.
The fruit on a single tree sold for eighty dol
An amateur in the same vicinity, sold last
season from a single tree planted ten years ago,
one hundred and twenty dollars worth of fruit.
The variety was the Beurro d'Aroalis, and tbo
quantity twenty-six boxes, of seven to eight
dozen each. Two years ago, the same tree pro
duced twenty-five boxes, when it had been plant
ed but eight years. It hears ouly in alternate
years, lie had many other trees of the same
age bearing from five to fifteen boxes. It is
needless to say that these trees had careful cul
ture, and a plenty of food. [The above item is
from the pen of an Associate who has been at
the South since last Autumn, lie has been
successful above maDy otbcrs in growing pears
in New England, and is justly entitled to speak
enthusiastically of the value of pears as a pay
ing fruit. But so far as our observations have
extended over the couutry generally, we cannot
commend the culture of pears a certain to be
a safe and sure paying crop. They often do
well, and pay well, aud no one should fail to
try them on a small scale for home use at least.
But to depend upon the growth of pears for a
livelihood or a fortune is, to say the least, a
hazardous enterprise—with the great majority
of persons. Great crops, like those referred to
above, are by no means uncommon, tui they
are noted more as an exception than as results
to be generally looked for.— lb.
After whipping and coaxing had failed to
induce a horse to move, tho gentleman who
was driving, or trying to, gave up. Then a
cartman went to him saying, "If you please,
sir, I'll make him go." The privilege was
granted, and going up to the gutter, he took up
a handful of mud aud rubbed it upon tho aoso
of the horse, whereupon the animal started
without trouble. The cartman accounted for
the effeet, saying, 0, sir, it gives him a new
KE CMOX IN HEAVEN. —"I am fully per
suaded," says Baxter, "that 1 shall love my
friends io Heaven, and therefore know them ;
aud this principally binds me to them oncartb.
If 1 thought I should never know them more,
or love them after death, I should love them
comparatively little now, as I do all other
"You can't even tell me who made the mon
key for all you pretend to know so much,"
said an inipertinenv fop to a clergyman, who
had reproached bim for profanity.
"Yes I can," said the elergyuian.
"Well then who did make the monkey ?"
"He who made you."
We often bear persons speaking of friends;,
now we contend that tbey have no fricuds with
out they have money, and as long as tbey have
that, they will have them- but as soou as that
is gone, their friends are gone, torii is human
nature to traduce the unfortunate. There are
many who have experienced the fact lu this