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Whole No. 2883.
Poor House Business.
Th? Directors of the Poor meet at the Poor
House on the 2d Tuesday of each month.
G-230. 7T. ELDER,"
Attorney at Law,
Office Market Square, Lewistown, will at
tend to business in Mifflin. Centre and Hunting
don counties mv 26
H. J. CTJIiESStTSCrr,
Attorney at Law,
OFFERS his professional services to the citizens of
Miffiin county. Office with D. W. Woods, esq.,
Main street, below NationaJ Hotel. my 2
ft. dVL_ KEEVER,
. 'jj.-■"-, TEETH Extracted WITHOUT PAIN
Atfidfgggt by the use of NITROUS OXIDE or
Laughing Gas. Teeth inserted on all
'-,1 J the different styles of bases. Teeth
ti -d in the most approved manner. Special atten
r given to diseased gutns. All work warranted.
T in - reasonable.
- iffice at Episcopal Parsonage, Corner of Main and
Water Streets. jyig
J -Ilia d&o RjtdTb\ jXTQTC^TiTIT/^Tyr q
CiFFERS his professional services to the citizens of
I * Lewistown and vicinity. All in want of good, neat ;
■i ork will do well to give him a call.
He may be found at all times at his office, three j
at ors east of H. M. & R. Pratt's store, Valley street,
M. R. THOMPSON, D. D. S.
R AVING permanently located in Lewistown, offers j
his professional services to the ladies and gentle
£ men of this place and vicin- i
aA. ity. Being in possession j
of all the late improve- 1
nients in the Dental Profes
jr sion, be Hatters himself that
p. ' f ■ f . if§W he can give entire sati.-fac
jr'yTf- n if tion to those who may need
Nfef 5 if ? bis services in ail branches
0 f his profession. Refer
Office west Market street, near Eisenbise's hotel,
where he can be found for professional consultation
trom the first Mouday of each month until the fourth
Monday, when he will be absent on professional busi
ness one week. maylO-tl
To Purchasers of Furniture,
R. H. McCLINTIC,
FURNITURE WARE ROOMS,
West Market St., Lewistown,
HAS complete CHAMBER SUITS of Walnut, Var
nished and in Oil. Also,
COTTAGE & PAE.LOK.
together with a large assortment of Fashionable and
CHAIRS, MATTRESSES, &c.
Call and see his stock before purchasing elsewhere.
N B. Metalic and Wood Burial Cases constantly
on hand. Coffins also made to order, and Funerals
attended with a tine Hearse, at short notice.
Lewistown, June 27, 1866-6mos
HIGHEST CASH PRICES FUR WHEAT, AM
ALL KINDS OF GRAIN,
or received it on storage, at the option of those
having it for the market.
They hope, by giving due and personal at
tention to business, to merit a liberal share of
Da?"PLASTER, SALT and Limeburners
COAL always on hand
WM. B McATEE & SON.
Lewistown, Jan. 1, 18G5.—tf
r pilK undersigned are prepared to
buy all kinds of Produce for cash, or receive on
store at Brown's Mills, Reedsville, Pa. We will have
Plaster. Salt and Coal.
We intend keeping the mill constantly running, and
/in im, as,, aa,
for sale at the lowest Market rates, at all times.
4®"The public are requested to give us a call.
sep27tf H. STRUNK & HOFFMAN'S.
WHAT'S ALL THIS?
Why, the Grain Business Reviv
ed at McCoy's old Stand.
TTMIE undersigned, having rented tbe large
A and commodious Warehouses formerly
occupied by Frank dfcCoy, esq., is now pre
pared to purchase or receive and forward
AH Kinds of Grain,
for which he will pay market prices. Also,
he will keep for sale, Salt, Plaster, Coal &
He returns thanks to all his old customers
for their former patronage, and shall feel
grateful for a renewal of past business rela
tions. He has also accepted the agency for
-Merchants will find it to their advantage
to give, him a call.
marl4-ly W iV. WILLIS.
HAVING bought the right and license to use and
sell .->eth S. Drew's improvement in mode of cut
ting hoots, which patent consists of cutting with but
one seam, and without crimping, we. therefore cau
tion all against using or selling boots of this make
the county of Mifflin. J. v . S. Smith and S. D.
Byrani, Agents for Pennsylvania and assignors to P.
* £°°P- Shop and Township Rights will "be sold by
i r Loop. All wishing to avail themselves of this
new and desirable loot, which is at least twenty-five
per cent, of an advantage to the wearer over the old,
car, do so, by writing to P. F. Loop. Call and see.
June 13, 1866.
L TT M 13 111 Ft .
T'ST received, at the Lumber Yard of Wm. B. Hoff-
W jn.in a isons, a full supply of Dry Lumber, inclu
flastering LATH, PALING,
BOARDS, PLANK, JOISTS
sawlfi a ?' i Sa ? h alwu >' s on hand - Also, 25,000 two-foot
V„ J. L , I,u K !es ' a " ot which will be sold for cash.—
-*. ,&ackol East Third street, Lewistown. jel3-y
Trains leave Lewistown Station as follows:
D , „ , , , . Westward. Eastward.
Philadelphia Express, 425a. m. 12 17 a. m.
Baltimore " (2) 5 35 a. tn.
New York Express. (1) 6 18 a. tn.
Bay Express, (5 —2) 400 p.m. 11 06 a.m.
Fast Line, (2) 6 15 p.m. (3) 6 16 a. m.
Way Passenger, (2> 934a. m.
Local Accommodation, (2i 5 52 p m
Mai l , (2) 5 03 p.m.
Cincinnati Express, (2) 6 22 p m
Emigrant, (3) 10 27 a. m. "
Th V ' St K'£ Fre 'B ht ' 345a. m.
Through Freight, 10 30 p. m. 111 a.m.
E ast * 915 a.m. 702 a.m.
Hn P o eSS 12 20 P- m - 12 *2 p. m.
I 125 p. m. 700 p. m.
L • <3sa. m. 305 p. m.
Coal Train, 12 65 p. m. 940a. m.
Union Line, 9 05 p. m.
1 daily; 2 daily except Sunday; 3 daily except Mon
day; 5 does not stop at Lewistown; Philadelphia Ex
press Eastward, daily except Monday.
Fare to Harrisburg $210; to Philadelphia 5 85; to
Altoona 2 50; to Pittsburgh 6 60; to Baltimore 5 20 ; to
i ork 3 20.
a ticket office will be open 20 minutes before
the arrival of each passenger train.
I). E. RoBESON, Agent.
Galbraith & Conner's omnibusses connect with all
,ne passenger trains, and take up and set down pas
sengers at all points within the borough. Orders are
requested to be left at the National House.
The I rains on the Miffiin A Centre Co. Branch road
leave Lewistown for Reedsville at 7 45 a. m., 11 23 a.
n }'i P' m ' allt ' a P" rn '* arriving from Reedsville
at 8 5, a. in.. 12 27 p. m., 2 17 p. m.andfi 17 p.m.,stop
ping at the intermediate stations both ways.
NEW BRANCH STORE.
gsaStraw Goods & Millinery,
WHOLESALE AND RETAIJJ.
TO MILLINKR.S I can offer the most favorable
terms, as all my goods are shipped directly trom the
factory in Massachusetts. We are selling goods low
er than can be bought in New York by the dozen or
package. Give us a call. Save yourself of the need
less expense. None but the latest styles kept on
hand. All orders taken by our agents promptly filled.
I would most respectfully invite the attention of the
Ladies of this town and vicinity to our stock of Miss
es and Ladies Hats and Bonnets, which we will sell
lower than ever offered before at retail.
11. E. STONE,
Agent for STOXE, DANIELS k Co., Wholesale Manu
facturers of Imported and Domesttc Straw Goods.
Lewistown, April 18, 1866.
has now open
A NEW STOCK
which will be made up to order in the neat
est and most fashionable styles. apl9
Coaches, Carriages, Buggies,
Spring Wagons, Ac.,
*53 at his <>ld stand, in Yeagertown,
on the Bellefonte and Lewistown Turnpike, 3 miles
trom Lewistown, of a quality superior, and at prices
lower than elsewhere in the county. A varied stock
of neat and durable work is always kept on hand,
from which purchasers may select, and any article in
his line will be made to order at the shortest notice.
All work warranted to be of first quality and of the
most approved and recent patterns,
Repairing done with neatness and dispatch.
Yeagertown, May 23,i886-6m
J A. & W. R, McKEE
HAVE removed their Leather Store to Odd Fel
lows' Hall, where they will constantly keep
on hand. Sole Leather Harness. Skirting and Upper
Leather, Kips, American and French Cuff Skins. Mo
roccos, Linings and Bindings, and a general assort
ment of Shoe-Findings. which they will sell cheap for
cash. Highest market price paid in ca-di for Hides,
Calf Skins and Siieep Skins.
wanted, for which the highest market price will be
paid in Cash. ap-itf
MRS. M. E. STEWART,
jggg FAITCTJ STCP-2, '
West Market sf,, Lewistown,
LADIES & GENTLEMEN'S r URNISHING GOODS,
Sacks, Cloaks. Hats, Bonnets, Ladies Fine DRESS
GOODS and Trimmings.
Patterns of latest styles always on hand.
Millinery and Dress-Making
executed in the most approved'style.
Lewistown, April 18, lSWi.tf
CfIESTNLT OAK AND HEMLOCK BARK,
Delivered at the Tannery of
J. SF.A.ITC3LE & SC.,
For which the highest market price will be
paid in CASH.
PERSONS in general, and especially those
about going to housekeeping, will take
notice that A. Felix is still manufacturing all
and has now on hand a large assortment of
goods suitable for housekeeping, such as So
fas, Tetes, Spring and Cane Chairs, Windsor
Chairs, Lounges, marble top Tables, with a
general assortment of well made furniture of
all kinds, and at low prices. We wish to
draw the attention of purchasers to call and
examine the stock. In connection he Can
furnish persons with Crockery, Queensw&re,
Butterbowls, Churns, Tubs, Buckets, Wash
boards, Tucker's patent Clothes Wringer
best machine out to save labor and clothing.
Hair, husk, and Excelsior Mattresses, Ward
robes, Settees, Extension Tables, on hand.
Bargains can be had by calling at A. Fe
lix's Store or Furniture Warehouse.
jan3l A. FELIX.
TR\ Fry singers Navy at SIOO per lb. and you will use
Frysingers Spun Roll can t be beat.
Frysingers Flounder is ihe best.
The Oronoko Twist defivs competition.
Get your Fine Cut at Fry-nignrs. $1.20 a $1,50 per lb.
Navy Tobiicco 50 cents p.-rlb. at Frysingers, and all
other gosds in his line very low for cash.
Merchants will find it to their interest to get their
goods a Frysingers,
€>2o East Market St. Lewistown, Pa.
WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 22, 1866.
IP O E T IR, _
From the Sunday School Times.
"Cast thy Bread upoii the Waters."
BE AIRS. ELLEX M. H. GATES.
Tune—" Your Mission."
Cast thy bread upon the waters,
Ye who have but scant supply,
Angel eyes will natch above it,
You snail find it by-and-bye;
He who in his righteous balance—
Doth each human action weigh,
Will your sacrifice remember,
Will your loving deed repay.
Cast thy bread upon the waters.
Poor and weary, worn with care,
Often sitting in the shadow,
Have you not a crumb to spare !
Can you not to those arounti you
Siug some little song of hope.
As you look, with longing vision,
Through Faith's mighty telescope?
Ciud thv bread upon the waters,
ion who have abundant store,
It may float on many billows.
It may strand on many a shore;
1 ou may think it lost forever,
But as sure as God is true,
In this life, or in the other,
It will yet return to you.
Cast thy bread upon the waters,
Far and wide your treasure strew,
Scatter it with willing fingers,
Laugh for joy to see it go!
For if you too closely keep it,
It will only drag you down;
If you love it more than Jesus
It will keep you from your crown.
Cast thy bread upon the waters,
Waft it on with praying breath,
In some distant, uoomfiu moment,
It may save a soul from death.
When you sleep in solemn silence,
'Neath the inorn and evening dew,
Stranger hands which you have strengthened
May strew lillies over you.
Cast thy bread upon the waters,
O be generous in time !
Soon for you the day will darken
And the stars will cease to shine.
What are all the pearis of Ceylon,
What is every earthly gem,
To the white robe of the ransomed
And the fadeless diadem?
A " HOI I.Y BLI E"
A CLTMER SOLDIER.
The following dialogue recently ou
curred between a Union soldier and a
companion in arms who adhered to the
' Why don't you join the Boys in
' That crowd don't suit me. I'm a
' Well, so was I before the war, but
I've no fancy now to lei the rebels
whom we whipped on the battle-field
triumph at the polls I'll vote as I
fought, against Jef Davis and all his
crew, and so should every faithful Un
' I've heard that talk before; but I
tell you I'm a Democrat, and so was
my father before me, and I'll not de
sert my party any more than I desert
ed the ranks.'
' Your having been a Democrat in
old times is no reason why you should
give power to Copperheads now, and
especially no reason for voting for
Hiester Clymer. He's an old Whig,
who hated the Democrats worse than
poison when they deserved respect,
and only became an active member of
the party when it began to show sym
pathy for treasou. I hate to see a man
like you going round in the same old
circle, like a horse in a bark-mill, when
all the world is changing, just because
you went round that circle under dif
ferent circumstances. Geary, a brave
soldier, and a life long Democrat, is
nominated on the Union side, and just
as these leaders have changed ground
here they've changed all over the coun
try. Lincoln's Cabinet contained more
old Democrats than old Whigs, and as
the best of the men who gave vitality
to the Democratic party your father
supported left it, it got few new re
cruits except such sorry specimens of
cast-off renegades as William B. Heed,
the volunteer counsel of Jef Davis,
George M. Wharton and Hiester Cly
mer, men who always bated Democra
cy tor its virtues and praise now only
the vices that blossomed out in trea
son. Such fellows pick up democracy
in the way the Indians pick up civili
zation, and they make j'our attach
ment to an honorable old cause a lever
to help them sustain a dishonorable
' We've got other leaders, though,
that were always Democrats, and I'm
boilnd to stand by them.'
; You're not bound to stand by any
thing or anybody but your country,
and wben your Democratic leaders
turn against it you should turn against
4 Now look here, you can't make that
out. We went to light for 4 the Union
as it was and the Constitution as it is/
and I'm going to stand by that same
doctrine. It's the Radicals that's trai
tors now, and the Democrats that's
Union men and patriots. That's the
ground that Clymer takes in his speech
es. He said at Reading that he was
bound to fight ' secession and rebel
lion.' The whole thing has got mix
ed up. Now, since we whipped the
rebels, your party won't let them back
in the Union, and that makes them
just as bad as the first secessionists.'
' Do you think that a chestnut horse
is the same thing as a horse chestnut?
If you do, you'll find out the difference
i hen you take them to market; and
that it is not greater in proportion
than the difference between the seces
sion you and I risked our lives to sub
due while Iliester Clyrner opened up
a lire in our rear, and the thing he de
nounces as secession in his speeches.
When rebel bullets were flying thick
around us, and our comrades were fall
ing on every side, or if captured were
reserved for a fate more horrible than
immediate death in the prison-pens of
Libby, Belle Isle and Andersonville,
what mockery it would have been to
tell us that the sole or principal object
for which we were confronting danger
was that the enemies firing into our
ranks might be again installed in the
Federal Capitol to make laws for, and
with the aid of Northern Copperheads,
to rule and persecute the loyal people
of the whole United States! If that
was so, we might as well have staid at
home, for it was scarcely worth while
to fight to fasten a chain around our
own necks. No. We fought to estab
lish the authority of the Federal Gov
ernment over the seceding States, and
when this was accomplished, and defi
ant treason crushed, our hope and ex
pectation was that loyal men should
govern the heritage we had regained.
But the rebels had no sooner been van
quished in fair warfare than the treach
ery ol Andrew Johnson, and the prom
ises of their Northern allies, inspired
the hope that by a new flank move
ment the lost caUse' might still tri
umph. and, after losing Richmond,
virtually remove the capitol of the
Confederacy to Washington. That's
the plan now, as plain as the nose on
your face; and there is not a rebel in
the land, North or South, that don't
chuckle over it and work hard for its
success. As they combine to support
it, we should unite to crush it, if we
wish to perpetuate the fruits of our
' The Southern States ought to get
back in the Union some time, though,
for all that, and we've 110 right to keep
'1 lie}* could get back easily enough
if they showed sincere repentance lor
their treason and gave guarantees
against a repetition of their war on
loyal men and loyal interests. Let
them pass the constitutional amend
ment, and form loyal State govern
ments, like that in Tennessee, and like
her they can gain admission for their
Senators and Congi'essmen.'
' I don't believe in tinkering at the
Constitution. Why do you want to
' Because that is the only practical
way of making a permanent treaty of
peace with the rebel States, and'the
only way of adapting the government
ol the country to the changed condi
tion produced by the war. You know
that while we were in camp, Hiester
Clymer and the Copperheads in Penn
sylvania tried to prevent us from vo
ting at all, and the State constitution
was changed to give soldiers the right
of suffrage. If the Federal Constitu
tion is not amended now. and the reb
el Congressmen are admitted, each
rebel soldier will have twice as much
control over the Federal Government
as you or I. If you are ready to sub
mit to that, I am not.'
; That's rather hard, I must confess.
I don't know but what it's right to
make that change; but then your par
ty asks other changes, too.'
' None that are not just and necessa
ry. Only a guarantee that the rebels
shall not rob the treasury with claims
for their debt and damages; that their
worst men shall not be immediately
restored to power, and that civil rights
shall be extended to all American"cit
' I don't want to help pay the rebel
debt any more than you do; and it
would not bo pleasant to think that
the men who shot down our compan
ions should step into the front seats of
polit'cs.too suddenly; but the civil
rights clause has got a nigger in the
wood-pile, and I'm against negro equal
ity, and especially against giving them
the right to vote.'
1 It says nothing about suffrage one
way or the other. But it provides
against their oppression. The war
showed how little the rebels cared for
the health or lives of white prisoners,
and they care less for the rights of
freedmen. They have so long been
accustomed to treat colored men as
brutes that it will require sharp laws
sharply administered to teach them
better. The negroes are human be
ings entitled to our protection under
any circumstances, and certainly since
they acted as our faithful allies against
the cruelty of a common enemy. Of
all the bugbears ever invented to
frighten fools, negro equality is the
most ridiculous. The maintenance of
your manhood don't depend upon the
power of rebel ruffians to cheat, as
sault and murder emancipated slaves
with impunity. The ' man's the man
for a' that,' being certainly made no
better by the oppression of his fellow
men, on the one hand, as he is 110 worse
tor lack of rank and fortune, on the
other. \ou talk about Democracy!—
What a libel on the word it is tomake
it the name of a party that boasts of
its anxiety 1 heap undeserved wrong
and ignomii 1 anon a down trodden
race that p. .v.-: its patriotism and
loyalty in the darkest ours of nation
al adversity, and is now by the confes
sion of friend and foe proving its in
dustry* and capacity for freedom. The
sneers and taunts hurled against it bv
your Democratic speakers are as old
as the Dills. Aristocrats have used
them for centuries against the labor
ing masses of the white race, and it is
only where brave, bold Radicals have
successfully combattcd them, that the
masses of any color are free.'
\asby <lll <lie Convention.
Petroleum Y. Nasby has had anoth-
I er dream, and while in visionary state
j beheld the gathering of the Philadel-
I phia Convention. His report is as fol
The Secretaries was appinted, and
then the committees—two, one each
! from the South and one from the North
| —which wuz conciliatin. I wuz out
| on the committee 011 credenshals. Ran
j dull, the Postmaster General, bein the
! Northern Representative. We had
our hands full. There wuz a rush made
011 us, so many claimin seats that we
locked the doors for two hours to de
cide what shood be the proper qualifl
cation for a place. Finally we agreed
to admit ez delegates:
From the Forth —All Dimocrats who
had been arrested by Linkin's miuyuns
—all officers who lied resined rather
than to serve in an Ablishun war. and
all Republikins who cood show a com
mishun ez Postmaster and sieh (and
this wuz considered necessary to guard
agin imposition) who wuz willin to
take his solemn oath that he wuz a
steadfast bleever in evry thing A. John
son bed did sence Janooary 'O(3, (cep
tiri sum small items which wuz speci
fied) and all he wuz doin, and all he
From the South —All who cood show
a officer's commishun in the late Con
federit army—all who bed received a
pardon from A. Johnson, and all who
had lost their niggers in an unholy
war, wieh inclooded all present.
This decided upon, the work wuz
done. The delegates took their seats,
and the grate work uv Reconstructs
the Voonyun commenced. Garret Da
vis wanted to make a speech, and a hail
wuz hired for him in another part ov
the city, and fifty or sixty German em
igrants, who coodent understand a
wurd uv Engligh, hired at a shillin an
hour to act ez audience. Five kegs
uv lager beer, a flooid which I hev
been told germans tie to, bed bin roll
ed in the hall, and most uv em stayed,
seven hours and a half.
In the regler hall there was a com
minglin which wuz edifyin Cowan
wood make amotion and Blair or Rev
erdy Johnson wood second it. For
rest made a speech and Randall in
dorsed it. Mosby and John Morrissey
were on the Committee on Resolutions,
and Dick Taylor and Cowan were oc
cupyin one seat. The resolutions were
brief and to the pint. They resolved
Whereas , There hed bin a season uv
unpleasantness in our national history
wich, owin to circumstances over wich
nobody hed any control, extended over
several periods uv ninety days each;
\\'hereas , The unpleasantness result
ed from the two sections vie win things
from its own stand-pint, instead of
viewin things from the other's stand
Whereas, Both parties wuz highly in
the wrong, partickelerly the North;
Whereas , The South, with a magna
nimity unknown in history,hed thrown
down her arms, and was ready to re
soom her old position in the Govern
ment; therefore be it
Resolved , That we are for the Yoon
yun ez it wuz.
Resolved, That the persistency uv a
sectional Congress in continuin theun
pleasantriess wjcb hez to some extent
disturbed our system uv Government,
in legislatin while eleven sovereign
States is unrepresented, is pizen.
Resolved, That we view with alarm
the manifest determination uv Con
gress to centralize in theirselves the
law making power uv the Government,
and we pledge our support to our wor
thy Chief Magistrate, who is a second
Jaxon, in his efforts to check their
centralism schemes by vetoin all they
Resolved, That the citizens uv the
Southern States which lost their lives
and legs, and sich, in the late unpleas
antness wich hez bin referred to, ought
to be placed on the pension rolls, the
same ez the Northern citizens who suf
fered likewise, and that the debt in
curred by the South in upholding
things ez viewed from its stand-pint, is
Vol. LVI. No. 33.
entitled to be paid the same ez the
debt incurred by the North in uphold
ing things ez viewed from its stand
Resolved , That we are willing for the
sake uv harmony to admit that Grant
and Sherman were, all things consid
ered, worthy uv being ranked with
Lee and Jackson.
Resolved, That the safety uv the
Government demands thatsich eztook
part in the late unpleasantiz from the
.Southern States, be to wunst admitted
to Congress, and to the other posish
ens which they yoost to ornament, and
that the more unpleasant they was
dooring the trouble, the more they
ought to be admitted.
A horticulturist advertised that
he would supply all sorts of fruit trees
and plants, especially pie plants of all
descriptions A gentleman thereupon
sent him an order for ono package of
custard pie seed, and a dozen minco
pie plants. Ihe gentleman promptly
tilled the order by sending him four
goose eggs and a small dog.
Some men keep very savage dogs
around their houses, so that the hun
gry poor who stop to 'get a bite' may
get it outside the door.
Time. YV lien the lime is preparedfor
agricultural purposes, in should be
used immediately. If long exposed
to rain and dews before spread, it
loses a great portion of its fertilizing
power, which consists in its decompos
ing vegetable matter, and neutralizing
acids which abound in some soils, es
pecially those subject to flooding or
Application. —The preferable way of
applying lime, according to my exper
ience, is on wheat stubble; as the lime
gives the grass power to absorb ammo
nia from the atmosphere, and retains
that which is disengaged by the de
cora position -of vegetable matter in the
soil. Form thirty to sixty bushels per
acre, once in six years, should be ap
plied. Thirty bushels is about equal to
Good effects have resulted from its
application on wheat aud corn.—
\\ hen thus apjjlied, it may be spread be
fore plowing, but better afterwards,
and thoroughly harrowed in. It
should never be combined with manure,
unless the whole is immediately plowed
Indications of want of lime in the soil,
may be seen in heavy crops of straw,
and light crops of grain; and in root
crops, where they seem to run to fin
gers and seed.
j Soils.—Lime is applicable to every
I clay soil, every peaty soil, sandy or thin
| soil. When applied to the latter, ma*
[ nure should accompany it. Lime will
renew many exhausted soils, if properly
J?he nice adaption of manures to the
peculiar wants of every crop, is a point
in farm economj' too universally neg
lected. There should be more system
and research by practical farmers. To
double the crops on most farms, about
all that is necessary is for our agricul-
to sell off' one half their land,
and with the proceeds buy manure for
the other half. The larger the farm
the less a man grows to the acre.—
Farmers should always plow deep; the
roots will strike deeper into the soil
and thus obtain more nourishment,
and will stand the drought much
better; the ground can afterwards be
j tilled much deeper, thus enabling the
moisture from dews and fogs to pene
trate to the roots of plants in times of
Sheltering Manure. —Stable manure
kept under shelter, and properly mixed
with absorbingsubstanccs.muck, leaves,
strawy litter, &c., is of much greater
value than when exposed in the open
yard. An analysis made at the Eng
lish Agricultural College, shows that
it contains more than double the quan
tity of nitrogenized matter, and the
same of salts, containing organic and
inorganic matter, soluble in water;
while of potash and soda, the unshel
tered manure retains only 08 per cent.,
and shelteered 02 per cent. It would
pay farmers well to build manure
7he Manure of Fowls is of great value
to farmers. A few weeks before plant
ing corn time, mix the manure with
ashes and plaster, in proportion of
about four parts manure, one part ashes,
aud one part plaster. Let it dry and
pulverize. Drop a handful in each hill,
and cover slightly with earth before
Build a ben house for your fowls to
roost in; one year's manure on your
next crop of corn will pay all the ex
pense, and will, if properly built, with
a yard attached, add very much to the
increaso of eggs through the winter