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WEDNESDAY. OCTOBER 29, 1845
PRISINTII6S - 1 . sr rim Gesso Jrna.—The
,ing presentment was made by the t rand dory of thiscoutr
sy, at our last cond. It was aceompsWied;by a petition t 6
the Legislature of this State, which we have omitted .
The rids spoken of, demand a speedy and complete ad
The Grand Inquit of the county of firsdfoni now sit
ung and enquiring for the the body of said county, LA
(11.•4 nine,' to consider the great multiplicity of snits
with which our Court of Quarter Sessions is crowded, a
gest public grievance; while the people am borne down
1. oh Does. imposed to sustain the credit of the Com
monwealth,. and which are absolutely riecessary • tc; pro.
lent the horrible doctrine of Repudiation from being
.ancuoned at least by practice. The great grievsuace of
micreased taxation to pay the costs of Asssultand Batter.
Typhng houses. Petit Larcenies, and other crimes
o f kke grades, added to the delay caused thereby to the
irsesvary business of the courts, renders the burthen
intoierable. The said Inquest therefore after due de
liberation. egresses its opinion that if a law were
passed authorising the trial of all suits of the character
est .-rssed to be tried before ens or more of the Justice's
of the peace. sr4 by a jury of the vicinage, the costs in
a:l case; to be pud,by the prosecutton in case of faihire
M cobs:v, and by the'defendants, in case of contortion,
would be relieved from much vexation, the
reersury butanes of the courts would proceed with
tech I ess delay. and the people relieved from a large
:( the now hurthensome taxes ; besides which a
salutary 1,,,53n would be taught to the now malignant
ycj hu n ous pwwecutors : and we recommend the public*.
1.4-a of these views and that they be urged upon the
omcderatian of the next Legislature of this Common-
l'r.anualous:y approved by this Ingticat, Sep. 5, 1545.
CHARLES STEVENS, Foreman.
:For the 11:341:;. , rt! Reporteil
WHIN Auturae winds Eger: , the dying leaks,
Ana c y,ty limb in concert with the breeze,
They all muted gm; the funeral Hymn,
tvr fall"; Nature's solemn requiem. '
on such a day as this, I careless sreaye..l
Tl4j all ua,:e.reva,us, from the busy throng,
I foucti mysed reritning in the shade
Of lofty tires, erhereen the &vain?! placed;
Ant passing I . ..reezt.,: took the Helm. iIe2SCS.
I..ke snare, :lAA:es when sale wutter's
As thus I rechnm; on the unss
1 ivy nor rye, and saw 3 , rive pv3;
h-t. , te .- ] ,,, ,z then up.m it tanks I stood,
waY ad.:lv-awn on the e• , od
VI !lat. thus I ..proke—or. to myself exprewed—
1',77 ,Ilsrp,ntment was npprear.i;
:0•0,!1:1.e others=but it was in sain,
Alai for affection only met disdain.
.1.1 other pasons I had rather war,
13 any way that Fate may roll the car t
Thin iwe, when mutual lose is not returned ;
For nen we feed the dames whereby we're burned.
1 mmght perhaps I stood upon the hanks
It'Sr.re once the chieftain and his Mare phalanx
Deviared 6r-re war against offending tribe,
Ard taught hi, men t o fight without a bribe;
Tod o'er the sicerieS which their sires had won,
Ard 5t.x..3 the Eeld from dawn to setting sun.
how the languished met with tortures dire,
an' brawly perished by the faggots Eire.
l t d by thee eisvirts the Indian maid
Has 2,..-cssed h.r tresses of the raven shade,
A.7...1 net her 1.1 , W in the risk" attire
I 'T native madesty, with all the tire
Whi;b. kindles feelings in the heart
If virgin IT—that never loth depart.
here they oct, an+ here the lurking fear
agent losers vanished, like the tear
Which oft is seen upon the mother's eye
When tree attortion propagates the s ight
P rr I.lllTrzt offspring, when she looks and fears,
Itzt finds them nigh. and smiling. dries her tears.
z.l .4. perhaps. they launchedthe light canoe,
With Carts thee sped the waters through
\oo axis the summer sun had sunk from sight,_
ISILISeIi Cynthia sherd her ..nbir light,
The it.ghted !Seers to son i_sleiwould go,
Az rn- warm that rocked them to and fro.
How rhaz:zed the scene ,—.but stilt it. 5.1113 as free
Yes' :.7Yey neer. thou art still the same
;* y%!!..ant.s <Vele nattre's nersery
A:4 hfs the Ica= shot die game
1 ' rzi-.. - .ed ram - ann.iiiated quite ; ,
` 4.l ":t priutlerier, cut d:rern In tiutt:
11e aho sort shore
hame..y.:4l: hearths werir diriathesi nit:, guru-
Itu - itur.3e ! esa this b.* true
I et; u.u.2. they ...11piirsze
ka::trol remnar.ts of Lb.'s' lozrely rare
Nev w 04.11.1 ciucrscr.
true her ver;ratl . ce, tail their rici= WS.
A riFt-n: th.:ln.• es he fm :_crew cans ;
want. arni warcrly p:riged with thEs
- tvkiv in the wikerarwc,
Fn? while Se who taics kor
1n? a &man's grwia danah ect the Wow,
11-2: !..eceM.S the talc= cc Le Or.
A - -Ataaa's.aiel E.* • Iszk. whir" -
lz 4 Ten hie bkodh-z..r.a.1 ort
2.-.1t.,a may inn a mouttma.t.
res - t.ia I CAn4\l--4:JC maaaural,
"W:La: I awn a 3 sYe e . 4 -1 ` l3 it I'4'2.
ins Ile 8.-u'.:~.nl &Tor:n.l
':acts 12:"rerti..—As ..kreeet'a reserves a
ezl.l at, fFaCM:e re aid pre consent, I e-a1Fr
,..7--r =mi., ns eze beirf argranects
" , "42.7 ez.:7::, , rel Thele 9 h,mreerr one sectext m-xe
He ia:Fs - 7. - e3 we c:t so rez-te Co tbelz
Lsortles as lar a.: Scandal say cappme.."
Focrt; men inet, to eoetiktSet
Les heisee they erfzie to ;lee cp arty
Tah n w'me
•a.m the - Merv ! teak;; ar to an-.; tisr eritxte.
Liss Icece..o at LiNerry i e.sce.h
ass vise =en ....vsirat 14, Lave. Let ime gnat.
:ref fit= Thou Carlyies IFLt a 53 neserzt•
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THE BRADFORD .-''.,REPORTER.
" Liberty 1 The true liberty of ■ Min, lei would say,
consists in his finding out,or being forced to find out,"
(as I would persuade Jurenis to find) " the right path,
and to walk therein. To learn or to be taught what
work he actually is able for, and then by permission, per
suasion, and even comp:alien, to set about doing the
same ! That is his true blessedness, honor, liberty, and
maximum of well-being : if liberty be. not that, I for one,
hare small are about liberty. You do not allow a pal
pable madman to leap over precipices ; you violate his
liberty, you that are win ;" (will Juvenis think of this!)
and keep him were it - in a straight waistcoat, away
from precipices ! Every, stupid, every cowardly and fool
ish man is but a less palpable madman : his true liberty
were that any wiser than, in any milder or sharper way.
should lay hold of him when he is going wrong, and
compel him to go a little more right. 0, if thou really
art my senior, Signeor, my elder, Presbyter, Priest—if
thou art in very deed my wiser, may a beneficient in
stinct lead and impel thee to to ":conquer" me, to com
mand me ! If thou do know better than I what is good
right, I conjure thee, in the name of God, force me to do
it ; were it by tie, such brass collars, whips, and hand
cuffs, leave me not to walk over-precipices!" That I have
been called by all the news papers a "Gee man" will
avail me little, if my pilgrimage have ended in death and
wreck. Oh: that the newspapers had called me slave,
cooward, fool, or what it pleased their sweet voices to
name me, and I had attained not death, but life! Liber
ty requires new definitions."
Yes, indeed, for most men it does ; and d can think of none
more fit than that implied in those infillible words:
" Ye shall know Me truth, and Me truth shall make y our
free." '" If the Son therefore shall make you free, yr
shall be free barked." Here is a much neglected, but
the only true way of gaining freedom. Liberty is a good
thing : but "liberties," such as men often take, are not
so good—they are very commonly bad. Liberty is good;
but liberty from what ! Not from wholesome laws--
not from wise restraints upon our passions.
In a word, to put this
. matter in another form. your
Fero's. and Caligula are slaves—our Leighton* and St.
Penis' free men.
Choose thigood, avoid the evil—this gives liberty, and
secures from chains. BINITOLL.
Masses Ens.—lf any of your readers base been per_
plesed with an erpreimion in my last:artirle,,
Wheels are left out a year." please inform them. it
should read • wheels are left out of gear." If the faults, to
which I refer. were for only a year, the rail would be
more tolerable than it it. C. S. A.
The Vale of Chamonnv.
There Was time during the Middle Ages,
when Chamouny was inhabited by monks,—
The reigning lord of the country made a pre
of the whole valley to .a convent of Bene-
dictate Friars, in the eleventh century. Two
English travelers. Messers. Pococke and Wind
ham, drew attention to its wonderful scenery
in 1742. and now it is a grand high-ccay of:
summer travel, visited annually by three or '
four thousand people. A visit to Nlont Blanc '
has become a pilgrimage of fashion. Fashion
does some good things in her day ; and it is
a great thing to have the seeps of men directed ;
into- this grand temple of nature, who would
otherwise be dawdling the summer perhaps at
immoral watering places. A man can hardly
pass through the Vale of Chatnouny, before . ;
the awful face of Mont Blanc. and not feel
that he is an immortal being- The great moon
tam looks with an eye, and speaks with a voice
that does something to wake the soul out of its
The sublimehymn by Coleridge. in the Vale
before sunrise. is the
01 alt the tnapinng an
enees of the stenery
blv distinguished abo
poetry in our languag
the Mountain itself am
of the Alps. lam d
full. for that and the T'
to go together; and!
the German originai
Tines, neiliv as tran
mina; and iffeCtion
aware that Coleridge
Vale of Chamounv
derful Hymn to Mort
imagination solely, be
original lines in Ger
and noble foundation. it is tree ; but the Hymn
by Coleridge was a . perfect transfiguration of
the piece, an inspiration of it with a higher
soul, and an investiture of it with garments
that shine like the sun. It was the greatest
work of the Poet's great and powerful ima,,ina
non, combined with the Jeep worshipping
sense spiritual things in his soul.
On visiting the scene, one is apt to feel as if
he could nut have written it in the Vale itself;
the details of the picture would have been
somewhat different; and. confined be the re
ality, one may doubt if even Colerid , e's genius
could have gained that lefty ideal point of ob
servation and conception. from which he drew
the vast and glorious imagery that rose before
him. Not because the poem is more clarions
than the reality. for that is ttnoCwsible ; but
because, in paintingfroni the,reality. the tome
and sublimity of hi. , general conceptions would
have been weakened by the attempt at faith
iulness in the detail. and nothing like the im
pression of the mrral grandeur of the scene. its
despotic unity in the imagination. notwithstand
ing, its 'canny. would have been conveyed to
Yet there are par.s of it which at sunrise or
sunset either, the poet "might have written trona
the very windows of his bed-root. if he had
been there in the dawn and evertinos of dais
of svett ex ordinary brii;iar.ey and .:ory. as
marked and tilled the atmosphere, during ear
sopmrn in that blessed rerun- A ellitrYOS
rygion it is. much clearer heaven than our fottl
won was d. and rarryinr. a senswirerightly
oonstituted mind, far up in !TIM lOU'irds the
gates of heaven. towards God, iNht,a glory- is
the li , ht of hesTett, and or whttse power 2:11.:
majesty the mountains, ice-fields zr.t glaciers,
whether beneath the sun, moon, or stars. are
a dim. though grand and gratering
rue and hail, snow nctt vapor, sternly vim;
PUBLISHED EVERY WEDNESDAY, AT TOWANDA. BRADFORD COUNTY, PA., BY E. S
[Fot.the Btadfoni Reporter.)
" REGARDLESS OF DE:mu:AT:cm FROIR ASE QUARTER."
fulfilling His word, mountains and all
fruitful trees and 01 cedars praise the Lord.—
He looketh on the earth and it trembleth; He
toucheth the hills, and they smoke."
The following is the original German hymn,
to what the translator denominates a very bald
English translation, to be compared as a curi
osity with its glorification in Coleridge. It
occupies but five stanzas of four lines, and is
entitled Chamouny at Sunrise. To ;Clop
stock.' I have here put it : into the metrical
form of the original :*
Out of the deep shade of the silent firvose,
Trembling I surrey thee.,monniain-IsiSil of eternity,
Dazding (blinding) summit. from whole rut height
My dindylen:eivingspirit floats inta the Emits:ging-
Who musk the pillar deep in the lap of earth
Which, for past (nannies, fast props thy inset up!
Who uptavrensd, high in the vault of ether,
Mighty and bold, thy beaming countenance
Who poured you from on high, out of eternal Winter's
0 jagged streams, downward with thunder-noise!
And who bade aloud, with the Almighty Voice,
...Here shall rest the stiffening billows!"
Who marks out there the path for the Morning Star I
Who %Treadles with bloerroms theskixt of eternal From*
To whom, wild Arveiron, in terrible harmonies,
Rolls up the sound of thy tumult of billows !
Jehovah ! Jehovah ! cranes in the bursting ice !
Avalanche-thunders roll it in the cleft downward:
Jehovah ! it rustles in the bright tree-tope;
It whispers murmuring in the purling silver•brooks.
This is very grand. Who, but a mighty
poet, one seeing with " the Vision and the
Faculty divine."—what, but a transfusing, all
conquering unagmation,—would have dared
the attempt to compose another poem on the
same subject, or to carry this to a greater
height of sublimity, by melting itAlown anew,
so to speak, and pouring it out into rvvaster,
more glotious mould ! The more one thinks
of it, the more he will see in the poem so pro
duced. a proof most remarkable, of the spon
taneous, deep-seated. easily exerted and al
most exhaustless power and originality of Cole
ridge's genius. Now let us peruse. " wi'h
mute thanks and secret ecstacy," his own so
lemn and stupendous lines :
Ilymn Before Sunriu in the isle = of Chamouny.
I Besides the rivers Arre and Arveiron.
which hare their sources in the foot of Mont
Blanc, tire conspicuous torrents rush down its
sides ; and. within a few paces of the gla
ciers. the Genitalia Major crows in immense
numbers, with its •• flowers of loveliest
}last thou a charm to stay the Morning Star
In his steep course? so long, he seems to pause
On thy bald, awful head, 0 Sosran Blanc I
The Arse an.: Arseinan at thy base
Rase ceaselessly; but thou, most awful form!.
Risest from forth thy silent sea of pines.
'How silently! Around thee and 'those,
Deep is the air. tog dark, substantial. black ;
eban mass : methinks thou pierrest it
As with a ereUge But when I balk again,
It is thine own calm home, thy crystal shrine,
Thy habitation from Eternity !
O dread and silent Mount' I gazed upon thee,
TIU thou, still present CO the bray sense,
Didst from my thought r entranced in prayer
I worshipped the Ins - s - age alone.
Yet. tyke some sweet tegmlitm melody.
Sr sweet, we Mawr Dot are are listening to it. •
Ilmo, the meanwhile, asst bletahag with wty thmtght,
C a ber:l3 : wake Ovate, and us= praise !
Who sank thy sunless FiEars deep in earth !
Who f.ted thy countenance with rosy tight !
Who made thee Parent of mieutal area= !
An, 3 yea. to five vv - .2 Werettt, fierce-IYeid!
Who c3:3ed you forth f 6.`t.sad ut..r death.,
Fro= C. Cart a ^d its careros ca Led you Leth,
Dolyn those preciiiLva. rocks.
Fore‘er the ioir.e ioreTer
rave you yOLLT ma - tßacrez:e
Tour r r tiff, your spoed.your fury and yoga PY.
CuoveiUg thurZer and eserr.al gam !
And o ha 03C:saved iarA the skate aim)
Hem les the loilloasstiffen sad Lave rect !
Ye ine-Vs 7 ve tZli firm tle rineatains Sevir,
Adzarn enx rasires slope amniin
Torrents. methinks o.ts: be a ra4Paty Voice.
Are. gorpoi 21 COM. tiCa Sada= Veer
xerm! :slat a=ccts!
Who aaie Toa Olio= es is Gains of liasect
Becealh tie keen f. 7.3 Ikon Who babe the San
Clate sri:h rainbows! Wbo. rah Enriac Somas
Of keeteve blue, afraid pzlaloaa at :sow feet
Gen! iet cormaz, Ake a :Sect et =ix:3.
tenser! imetl Set the leeliszs edam GOD !
GcL! a n cneaclas-acta=k with ea6rame vein'
Ye pEnevr.pres:ar'r....h race, aeti and sots-Fie sparria!
Acc they. toe , . haw a yoke. rm l pars of =cow,
,ILLa et tr fa. 3 shaa r, Gr.a!
re tlo . mers, et! err", fi-Jsa!
Ye ci. pores rx:l32 the eagles cest
Ye enift:, playme...4% she soce....ti,4eortm
Ye latz-•.:ee. the 'creel dawns et tbe thole!
icezz&e.s et te eitemetts!
16 - 3 CI Se t mite!
•Tiy Fm\Sth,,:a B= .a.
Shoots doerm*ard, griming through the pure serene
Into the , depths of clouds, that reiltthy ties*,
Thou, too, Staid, attipendous mountain ! thou,
That u I raise my bead, awhile bowed low
In adoration, upward hom thy base
Slow traveling with dint eyes suffused with team,
Solemnly seemed, like "PTY cloud,
To rise trfore me,--Rise, 0 ever rise!.
Rise, like a cloud of incense, from the earth!
Thou kingly stint throned airtong:the
Thar dread Ambassador from Earth to Heavers.
Great Hie' Firth ! tell thou the Silent att.
And dell ail stars, and tell yon rising true,
Earth, with her thousand voices, praise God !
Thanks to thee, thou noble Poet, for giving
this glorious voice to Alpine nature-40r so be
fitting and not unworthy an interpretation of
nature's own voice, in words of oar own mo.
ther-tongue. Thanks to God for his grace
vouchsafed to thee, so that now thou praisest
Him amidst the infinite host of flaming saraphs.
before the mount supreme of glory, where all
the empyrean rings with angelic hallelujahs !
The creation of such a mind as Coleridge's,
is only outdone by its redemption through the
blood oT the Lamb. 0. who can tell the rap
ture of soul, that could give a voice for nations
to such a mighty burst of praise to God in this
world,•when its powers, uplifted in eternity,
and dilated with absorbing, unmingled, unut
terable love, shall pour themselves forth lei
the Anthem of Redemption, Worthy is the
Lamb that was slain !—Rer. Dr. Cheerers!
There is a jewel which no Indian mine can buy,
No chemist art can counterfeit; •
It makes men rich in the greatest poverty,
Makes water unite, turns wooden cups to gold,
The homely whistle to swan music'. strain :
Seldom it comes, to few from Heaven vent, 1
that much in tittle : all in naught--Come.
We believe in small farms, and thorough
We believe that soil loves to eat, as well as
its owner, and ought to be manured.
We believe in large crops which leaves land
better than they found it, making both the far
mer and the farm rich at once.
We believe an going to the bottom or things
—and. therefore, in deep plcwghing., and
enough of it. All the better if with a subsoil
We believe that the best fertilizer of any soil
is a spirit of industry, enterprise. and intelli
gence—without this, lime and gypsum bone
and green manure, marl and guano, will by of
We believe in good fences, good barns, good
farm houses, good stock. and good orchards,
and children enough to gather the fruit.
We believe in a clean kitchen. a neat wife in
it. a spinning piano, a elean cupboard, a clean
We disbelieve in farmers that will not im
prove—in farms that grow poorer every year—
farmer's boys turning into clerks and merchants
farmer's daughters unwilling to work, and
in all farmers ashamed of their vocation, or
who drink whiskey till honest men are ashamed
Moreover we believe in taking a newspaper
—in paying for it.and reading it._ Such hints
are worth at lean a year's pay.
FLTTENIjitI SWINS.—The celebrated farmer,
Arthur Young. said, " The best method of feed.
in all kinds of grain to hogs. is to gtind'it to
meal, and mix it with water, m the proportion of
five bushels of meal to an hundred gallons of
water ; the mess to be well slimed several
times a day until it has fermented and become
slightly acid, when it will be ready for use.—
In thus way two or three 1-..sitels must be kept
for fermentation in succ es sion : and the profit
will pay the expense." Change of diet makes
fat swine. The unripe ears of corn should be
given them before they become shrivelled and
mouldy. Hand corn should not be dealt to
swine without soaking boiling or grinding.—
Indian meal will be betterfor boiling. er at least
scalding; and etery kind of food, proper for
swine, will be,greatly improved by evoking.—
.ur swine will fatten the faster if they can
haves-key access at will, to charcoal, which
will give-41 , mm an appetite for food and pre
vent them from Rasing a certain genteel disor
der. called dyspepsia.
A yoctlubl Fair by sir :rocs lore lquekotie,
Two [-ad Canna yoked by that atreettbiez,
That daables every jey—gfirstes emit pain.
Dotti the sca look a Lieber sight upon
Aye, let chum land loses boluses as they sea.
ha inf.* thral to heavenly bias *Zed
In the wrapt visions c$ poetry prr.ile' d;
It is szttb-bora. cold, flierb„ setsanl sulk
&sit n in the wide benevolent firdd.
Tbe Exaidesa expiusse alum, i=lheaciag
Wirth: its crieestiage eireSe
From the meet to the fellair p4ritti. azin
Each lamely Zealot tom the bats, lie stead
l)iheaseclyloseaoce faint exasonaL
one ton and a half of clover. and two tons of `t
clear timothy bay to the arse. and raised twen-
ty bushels of wheat. thirty-eight bushes of i
t oats. and:thirty three bushels of corn per sere. i
Foot) von Bssers.—Of food raised on a farm. ; In Presenting this statement of improvement i
the best for fattening beasts. is Firstly*. next in exhattsd land. I claim no particular merit if
carrots; then come cabbage, poutoes and ; it has been done by 2;loralion of she piaci- i
turnips. If a fanner has a due provision -of : pies again and again laid down in your Vallta. j
into paper: and I doubt not :hat. in she hands of
these plants whh good hay for cutting
chaff vet:h straw, he will cot find corn and oil : as experienced farmer. greater improvements
cake ;profitable, unless beef promises to be would bare been made. Enough. however.
very high and Corn and cake very cheap._ ! is done to justify ere to present it to your rea-
Sraw given to stock should be constantly made : d=m , as proof of what may may be dune to
nse Of as soon after threshing as possible ; for , renovate tha impoverished roil. and make it ;
if expised to :he influence of the atmosphere %Peon . Wil- -
it bermes either musty or too dry ; a n d i n ' - -- -
that state cattle neither relish nor thrive on it I Jenne Nor.--Ile young mathematician t
so well. ; knows Mat one point is insufficient to determine i
; a sht . lunch l any th so curve
kruotxs.--Gather winter apples by band in' liketrai,g line
as the charar.er eveness ing
of the mast simple
the middle of fair days. and by putting them I and upright of mankind. If you are obihred
down in well dried rand. it is said you may Ito judge from a single action, let it net be a
keep them till apples are again in season. I ranking one.
GOODRICH & SON.
impionment of as Old Farm.
The following is part of a letter from a far
mer in Chester county. Pa.. to the editor of
the Cultivator :
Seven years ago, my wife and I came into
possession of about seventy acres of land. The
soil naturally would rank as second quality
this part of Pennsylvania. but was much re
duced in fertility, and sadly out of order, by
bad farming, continued during a series of years.
and the last fourteen in the hands of yearly te
nants, the last of whom pail one hundred dol
lars a year. and frequently filatmed an abate
ment Of that. The soil generally inclines to a
yellow or reddish clay, with occasional stony
ndges of sandy loam, the whole based upon a
subsoil of impermeable red clay. In wet wea
ther this soil becomes saturated with water,
and.during the winter and early spring, when
mid day thaws alternate with freezing nights.
clover and other toprooted plants are thrown
out of the ground and generally perish.
The fences on this property were in a decay
ed state ; not one good panel could be found
but'briars, elder, sassafras, cherry, noxious
weeds and stones, occupied both sides of every
fence. On the ridges, red sand rocks, from
the size of a store to a bake oven. were ob
etroctions to farming, and in spots small stones
were so numerous as to throw the plough out
when in the best hands. Briers. garlic, St.
Johnswort, yarrow. wild carrot, and every oth
er noxious weed in this part of the email,
kbeunded in the fields, and to add to the evils
of this bad system of farming. the water from
the public road and the adjacent higher ground
ran through the dnng yard. leaching the ma
nure of its fertilizing principles, and carrying
its best substance to waste in the nearest mill
dam, leaving fifty or sixty loads of light strawy
substance to supply the exhaustion of thecrop
ped soil. Ten bushels of wheat, twelve of rye,
fifteen of corn, and one ton of rough field hay.
per acre, may be set down as its produce in a
The experienced reader will believe this pic
ture too highly colored, until I mention one
encouraging feature on this farm, which all:int?
enabled its occupant to pay any rent - if air
About eight acres formed a valley. thro' which
ran a small but eontant stream of water. Half
a century ago artificial channels were dug st
the proper level along both sides of its banks'
for this stream to dow in. enclosing about that
quantity of ground, which could be watered at
pleasure, and with due attention could be made
to produce two tons or more of hay to the acre,
making the most valuable kind of provender
for mulch cows.
On taking possession of this land, my part
ner aforementioned and I sat down to calculate
the cost of making the necessary improvement
to brine this land into a profitable condition:
We borrowed five hundred dollars and com
menced working. We enlarged our garden to '
an ample size, and . enclosed it with a good
picket fence. I enlarged my hog pens to con
tain thirty or forty two horse loads of manures
had many loads of small stones hauled from the
fields into the roads. and breaks made across
the road, with inlets for the water into the sod
fields, and open ditches or covered drains to
carry the exceess off; plowed the road down
below the barn. and filled up around the dung
ard, so as to turn the water off the manure :
next cleared the meadow of all obstruction of
wood, stone, or unsightly heaps of earth, liar
rowed the surface with a sharp and loaded har
row. sowed timothy seed, opened the ditches
on the sides and the middle of the meadow.
and spread the water evenly over' its surface ;
then moved the fences, grubbed the head lands,
chopped level with the ground every tree not
useful for fruit, shade or ornament ; collected
the bones of animals, and oyster shells, and on
heaps of briars or brash reduced them to tin
applied this as top dressing to poor spots
of sward : applied thirty or forty bushels of
slacked lime to every acre of arable land, and
about one half has a second dressing of the
same amount applied ; have taken up, split
and caned to convenient places fur building !
wall. every rock in the way of farming ; hav
ing enclosed the lands and divided the fields 1
with substantial fencing, and planted about two
hundred and fifty grafted fruit trees ; and last
ly, but not least in importance. I made during
the fast year upwards of two hundred two
horse loads of good manure.
Now, what is the result in figures of -this
system of farming—book farming, if you choose I
to call it so ! Last summer, fattened six steers i
on grass. ,that fed the previous year on straw
and corn-fodder.; and sold them to the lunch- 1
et in bay fattened and sold forty-three
sheep, one-th.rd of them my own raising ; sold
one fresh cow. also my own gaming ;sold four
Itur.dred pounds of chickens, bides a lot of
other poultry ; sold Seven barrels of vinegar
butchered four hundred . and fifty pounds of
vim : fed heel, and one thousand nine hundred
and firty . pounds of pork. also my own raising
sold tifty 'br.she:s of potatoes, and sell about
eight poundsid.butter weekly the year round:
raised one two yeariald and a three year old
colt made :he last season. though a dry one. '
" Go forth into the Couto."
( From Poetical Remains of the late Mrs James Crsy
in the Dublin Unittrsity Mageteine.j
Co forth into the country,
From a world of care and guile ;
Co forth to the untainted air,
Aod to the sunshine s open mile.
It shall clear thy clouded brow—
It shall loose the worldly coil
That binds thy heart too closely up.
Thou man of care and toil !
Go forth into the country,
Where gladsome sights and sounds
Make the beares pulses thrill and leap
With fresher, quieter bawds.
They shall wake fresh life within
The mind's enchanted bower ;
Go, student of the midnight burp,
And try their magic prim !
Go forth into the tot ntry,
With its songs of happy birds,
Its fertile vales, its grassy hills.
Alive with docks and herds.
Against the power of sadness
Is its magic all arrayed—
Go forth, and dream no idle dreams,
Oh, visionary maid!
Go forth into the ten:thy,
Where therm:Ws rich dealers grow,
Where the strawberry steaks 'mid the furszt
And the whartlebenies grow.
Each reason bath its treasures„
Like the air ell free and wild-_ :
'Who would teep thee from the cooMry.
Thou happy, tleta child
Go forth into the eotintty„
It bath many a solemn gene,
And many en altar on it. his,
Baaed to peace end love.
And sr hilst with gratefo/ fasts
Thine eyes its glories .can,
IVorship the God who made it itlr
Oh; holy Christian man!
0 Our nearest neighbor was Squire Ilefeg
Sanford ; well, the old squire and all of his fa
mßy was all of them the most awful passionate
folks that ever lived. when they chose, and then
they cotild keep their temper and be as cool ,as
cucumbers. One night, old Peleg, as he was
called, told his son 'Guam. a boy of fourteen
years old, to go and bring in a backlog. for the
tire. A backlog. yon know. Squire, in a wood
fire, is always the biggest stick you can find or
carry. It takes a stout junk of a boy to lift one.
Well as soon as Gowen goes to fetch the
log • the old Squire drags forward the code. and
fines the fire so 33 to leave a bed 'kit *and ,
stands by ready to lift it into its place. Present
ly in comes Gucom with a little eat stick, no
bigger than his leg. and throws it on. Uncle
Pelee got so mad, he never said a word, but
just seized htiridin' whip. and gave him a'most
an awful whippin.' He tanned his bide proper
ly for him you may depend. Now, go. sir,
and bring in a proper backlog."
•• Gocum was dear grit as well as the old
man, for he was a chip of the block, and no ads,
take ; so out he goes without so much as =yin'
a word. but instead of goin' to the wood pile. be
walks off altogether, and staid away eight years,
till he was one-andeweety..and his owa mas
ter. Well. as soon as he was a man grown,
and lawfully on his own hook, he took it into
his head one day he'd go borne and see his old
tither and mother agin. and show them he was
alive and kickin', for they didn't know whether
he was dead or not. never havin beard of or
from him one blessed wood all that time. When
he arrived at the old house. daylight was down
and the lights lit, and he pled the keepin`
room winder. he looked in, aml there was old
Squire sittin' in the same chair be was eight
years afore, when he ordered the backlog, and
gave him such an"onmereafel whippin'. So
what do e s Gocum do. but stops at the wood pale
and picks op a most hagaceons log. (for he'd
g r ow 'd to be a rarsi a thunderin' hie feller then)
and openin' the door he marches in and lays it
down on the hearth, and then lookin' up sail he
-- 'Father. I've brought you in that backlog.'
• Uncle Peleg was struck up all of a heap ;
he couldn't believe his eyes that that great six
(*enter was the boy he , had cow-bided, and he
couldn't believe his ears when he beard him call
him father and a man from the grave wouldn't
hare surprised him more.--onfakilized, and be.
dumbed for a ermine. But be came too right
off, and was iced down to a freesia' point in no
• What did you 52%: !• =is he.
••• That I hare brought yen in that baCklug.
sir, 3 - en sent 'me
Weil, then, tor: re been a thwifhaing long
tiree.a fetehin' vale. he ; •that's all I Can say.
Drin- the coals tora-ari. put it on. and then ge
Now. that's a fact. Squire : 1 know the par
ties royself,—acd that's what I do coil coobless
and no mistake!"
Stif-wrwst--Tbe threefallowing item:tome
lertttoutrlp untler the head of *mum :
•• Robby what is 5:1!3/1:1
" Butting water."
• Thai's riv•ht. roww-re
•• ?r, 1: CCI37IP-race. boat;sz
Ilsarnvc Lats.—Among the ancient Ro.
mans there vas a law whteh arcs kept inricga.
My, that no Man should make a pastic feast
except that he had Wen" proaided for all the
poor of his t•.elzit herf It voald be well
if this law was in (erre. sateett Christaics.
Fir[ Fscps.--A arm taith is the hmt•diyini
ty ; a rood We the 1)1 philosophy ; a clear
conscience the beat law ; honesty the best
policy ; and temperance the best medicine.
SErio Cairs.—Select year seed retro Gem
the field. eels. tine. fair ears from sorb stalks
as prodored two es core ears %gin '..krbesa
of the two.