Bradford reporter. (Towanda, Pa.) 1844-1884, April 15, 1846, Image 1

Below is the OCR text representation for this newspapers page. It is also available as plain text as well as XML.

    9t1014..M 'no
(Written for the Bradford Reporter.]
mit Trees and Flowering Shrubs of Bradfofd
Wooamiti'. ! spare that tree."
7ifsssas. Entrees :—ln presenting you with a few
sketches on the Forest Trees and Flowering Shrubs of
Bradford. County, I shall not aim so much at originality,
to a full description of the kinds that find in our
`f ort e ; together with their use, quality and time of flow
,,Tsg. Whoever has paid the least attention to the
Variety and beauty of oar native forests as they ate Seen
m the freshness of spring. the deep verdure of summer,
or the golden hue of autumn, (dust have been struck
with the beauty of a landscape so adorned by nature.—:
But while there is so much to charm the eye that is
plessed with beauty, en touch to kill the heart with de
light and call up all the noble sentiments of the soul in
s woodland scene, our noble forests are doomed to be
!orisons' by the board mans rule, and to be valued on-
Is be their cubic content._
If here end there a shrub or tree of lesser growth is
'and, 'tis to be rut down 'as a 'curnberer of the ground;
to give its place to the broad fields the farmer covets as
hi. road to wealth. 1 would not wish that all our fields
acre woods, nor stay theerdinan'a axe in the march
irnt improvement; but o hen I see the young far
rl,l Se lecti n g him a forest home, and wit!: en unspaiiing
land cut down every tree for many acres around his
house. regard:ess of their bennly, their coo? ng P winner
dude, their protection against the winds of wiiitdr, 1 stn
Id to 1y
Matis warfare on the trees is terr!blc
To replace what has been so barbarously destroyed, we
wen see a row of minted insides ; stuck like bean poles
In ho ground,:, 4n render nature back some satisfaction
tar the havoc he has made.
.Nor he, nor yet his children's rh•Wren
Shall behold such trees as he destroyed."
I recollect having asked the advice of a friend concern
mg the thinning nut of some native trees that stood near
hou , e, and he told me " never to cut one till it had
n tried and condemned by a jury of its peers;" 4
IbrarJ his direction, and have not cause to regret it.
I. true that in rmaining original forest trees around our
nmr, we cannot at all times Consult our choice in the
lob of tires we wish, hot it winters little as to their
or situation. \o art can everequal the, beau-
life! divirmy which nature gives them in form, or rela
mr and few can improve them by pruning
thrm oil single branch.
teas-a few months ago looking at three or four tall
tail pines that' Stood in the Ina giourfils af a gentleman's
recd.-nee who has a fine taste for the beabliful; and ob
serving that their conical trunks showed the marks of
the lac on nearly every foot of their length to near their
.per. which when thus shorn of its beauty, was a little
left of green mom than fifty feet from the ground, I
uked him why he trimmed those trees so high? He re
;led that it was done before he became the purchaser,
sad that he thought of placing a caid on each one of
them, stating that he 'fleece trimmed them. I shall never
*onget tl^ eio . :lt with which he disclaimed the outrage nn
'he trees, nor prune a tree without thinking whether its
ham possessor will put a mark upon it so discreditable
to ins taste.
In the forests of our country, the deep evergreens of
nailer contrast strongly with leafless branches of Jecid
;lns trees ; but % ..h'e return of spring half robs our ever-
nems of their distinetiou and our whole forest will soots
Se Frayed in all their beauty and magnificence. With
one the leaf will .hunt out and expand itself before the
!Mon is seen, while others are already iu bloom.
" While winrer I? n g'erS in the lap of spring."
Of these early flowers, a few species of the saliz or
willow; the prpuftts trennuoides, or American aspen;
the alms anzertatna or white elm ; the aver Oarerium
or hairy 4 ,aple; a. rubrum or wft maple ; and dm alnatt
k skier, of two Or three species are now in bloom.
Of the ulinus or elm we have at least two species In
aurhmthly,.tllc u. americana or white elm, and the u.
folos or slippery elm. These aro now in bloom as their
appear before their leaves. The blossom of the
Llama is bell form, with a horder , l or 5 chit', ind
the !mast has but one seed, wh i ch i 9 captained in a
. 4ingekl appendage. It is of the sth class. and 211 order
thr Linocan system. All of its species aro tonics,
trd We u. jam is mucilaginous.
n point of besuty end magni6cence we have but
th.tts that surpass the elni. lo many sections of the
'MI State ,- , they hold the first rank among ornament
d trees. The public squares of New 'Jaren Cl; surset
the attention of all strangers by their majestie'Elms.—
none are ail the growth of cultivation and stand as a
lt , titunarrit of rite public taste of a past generation. One
a the noisiest trees there growing was brought from the
ikt. and pl. aced in front of a house there being erect ,
bf the pious pilgrims for their pastor, the man being
rott to bring a costlier gift. The magnificence
slathers has gone to decay, bin this tree IstiU stands and
long flattish as a momenta of its donor, giving its
'hide and beauty to the citizens and to the stranger.
it Was under the shade of one iafthrese broad sprliading
ms which girt aomucb brainy to Susquehanna scenery
that 'Km. Penn held his celebrated treaty with the In;
Numerals legends of dm Elm are still preserved in
ne history of put ages, and it has been immortalised by
Potts for its beauty, and renowned by historians for its
ronnegirms with past events in al! cotinties where it is
Towanda, April 5tb,1846.
WOMEN to BATTLE.—It appears from the re
count of the defence a the Parana, that the
Amazons of South America sustained the an
cient glory and renown of their country wo
men. Many of them fell dead in defending the
Itepttblic against the allied English and French
forces. Aud this is the country that England
cod France hope to_ subdue ! A country in
tchieb Oen the women are soldiers ! Vain
hope, Dot if the poor Argentines cap do such
execution with light artillery—if their little
forts can sustain a contst of nine hours 35
little gone against
.113 heavy pieces—what
the go ne
Anaerita do f—Boston Tinto.
[From the St. Louie
d-Post•Master General in Diegolle.
On my way to the North in 1835, in com
pany with several gentlemen of New Orleans,
it happened that the stage in which we were
passengers stopped for supper at a small vil
lage. situated between the towns of Columbus
and Zanesville, on the Cumberland road, in
the State of Ohio.
There was a great gathering of militia Cap
tains, Lieutenants, Ensigns, Sergeants and Cor
poral. with a considerable sprinkling of privates
all of whom had been exhibiting their patriot
ism during, by marching up and down
the road, shouldering arms, carrying arms,.pre
itehling um, and charging bayonets ; prepara
tory to intended hostile opeartions against the
neighboring State of Michigan, the authorities
of which and those of the State of Ohio were
at open war—almost, about boundary.
For the purpose of amusement, it had been
agreed that that The stage driver should be in
fortned.•confidentially, that I was Amos Ken-
Kendall, Postmaster General of the United
States, travelling in disguise, and assuming the
very common name of Smith, in order to dis
cover abuses in the transporting department.—
With many mysterious hints, and under strict
charges of secrecy, Jehu was made acquain'-
ed with the -awful fact, that he was actually
driving the important individual above netted.
The reins almost fell from his hands ! •• What
Mr. Kindel ! Amos Kindel !" exclaimed Ike
astonished driver—•• it can't be possible!" "It
is possible," ansWered the gentleman, who
was imparting the information, and who was
enjoi ing an outside, seat ; " and it is his wish
to be entirely private, in order to avoid die *al
tentinn that would otherwise he lavished upon
hint." The driver promised;he most inviola.
ble secrecy, and proceeded teircurry down his
We had not been long in the Hotel where
our supper was being prepared. before it was
plainly perceptible that something was going
on ;—curious glances were thrown into the bar
room Where we were. sitting—militia officer's
flitted about or collected into groups—the land
lord and his family began to spruce up; in
brief, it was evident our secret had been con
fidently imparted to half the village.
The first demonstration that was made.
consisted of an invitation to my friends and
myself to accept the use of a private parlor.
This'heing at once agreed to, the landlord ven
tured to suggest that, if not disagreeable to me,
my fellow-citizens of the village r•ould like to
pay their respects to me and TAKE ME BY THE
" No objertions in the world," said I; "let
the worthy citizens come in."
Then folloWed a scene of the richest kind of
fun—but Dickens has described a similar ad
venture, and I pass on.
Supper was announced. f was placed at
the head of tablethe richest viands and pre
served fruits were set in profusion before us.—
We feasted !—:-- -- and during the operation immer
ous female headsor. rather, heads of females
—were continually popping in at the windows
or open doors, while the piazza, was filled with
boys of all sizes, Who amused themselves by
firing off Chinese crackers, sending tv young
rockets, and shouting, " Hurrah forgackson
and his cabinet !"
Supper over, we retired to the bar, and de
manded nor bill of expenses. The landlord
smilntviy onstketed, that lie %vat too happy to
entertain 119 Without compensation—lie felt
honored by my silting at his btord, and toy
friends were equally welcome. After much
urging. I ronsented to receive his hospitality
gratuitously. since he insisted on it, but my
friends. 1 would not consent that they should
feast at his expense—oh, no! 'I hey must he
allowed to pay for their splendid supper.—
Weil. if I insisted, he would take pay from
them—and he did.
"Could 1 sat' two or three words with von
in private ?" asked the landlord, in a low voice,
as he walk , d by my side towards the coach.
which was waiting.
"By all meanS," I replied ; and he led me
e little to one side, into a dark part of the pi.
aZZA. After two or three hems to clear Ins
throat, the landlord commenced:
" Wll:fit:vet others stay think df you, sir, 1
cutisid.•r you an holiest limn."
• Sir. 1 feel very much obliged by the favor
able estimate vou have formed of the."
" Yes, sir let the opposition say what they
please. I believe you to tie a conscientious in
dividual—l do."
" Well, sir. I consider this is the first time
we-have ever met, I must say your liberality
is extraordinary ; but I thank you for your
good opinion."
" Alt, sir, though we have never met, I
knew you well—we all know you for a most
efficient, and deserving man."
" It is true I am tolerably well known in the
Western and southern country. and, aa for my
efficiency, I believe I do push ahead about as
hard as a man conveniently can."
" That you do—all parties must acknowl
edge it. You hate effected Many improve.
theuts in tour department."
" Yes,l flatter myself in the stage tlepart
inent I have made some improvements."
" Your reniovnla have met with gefferal ap
proval in this part of the country."
"Removals?—Olt yes—l do travel d great
" Yes, you do, and to some purpose. Now
I wanted to speak to you about our Postmaster
•• Indeed! Well, what of him."
"Are you not aware that he is Whig!"
" No he .?"._ .
"Yea, he is—and it is thought by• the
friends of administration here, that he ought
to be removed, and a good democrat ap
" What is. the office worth." • .
About fire hundred a year."
s. Who would be a proper person for the of.
fire !"
" Why, I couldn't exactly ray—but
W °old you aet•ept the atipointriletit?"
•• Mon willingly,_ if you should think me
Well, I'll tell you what you'd better do.—
Write on to the department—state the matter
as you've stated it to me, and perhaps"—
•• If you would just make a memorandum,
it would be sufficient."
" My dear sir; don't depend on anythittit
that passes between us here—here I am Sol.
Smith, as you may see by the waybill; but
at Washington—you understand"—
" Yes, 1 understand. Then I'll write on to
the department." .
" Sir, I shall depend on yob good offices "
" Sir, you may—your supper was excellent
your attentions shall not be forgotten—fare
well—write on to the department. by all means."
The worthy aspirant to the Postinastership
of the village, accompanied me to the dotah,
carefully turned up the steps when I had en
tered, and then joined his fellow-citizens in the
three loud cheers with which our departure
Was honored.
COUNT.—We were yesterday ehti*n a letter
front a young, gentleman—a native of Kentucky
who is now in Rome—the Eternal City—to
his friends in this state. He gives a graphic
description of his journey from Paris thither,
and recites one amusing incident of travel,
Which is worth transcribing. He states that
in the boat in which he travelled on the Rhone
train Lyons to Avignon, he was half famished
with colthand nearly wholely starved with hun
ger. He tried a brine with the cook, and entrea
ty with the captain—but neither availed him
in obtaining a dinner. After pacing the deck
for some time, mentally calling anathemas on
the heads of all Frenchmen in general, and the
surly boat-captain in particular, whose passen
ger he was, lie hurried down to the cabin, fur
the purpose of getting a segar and puffing it
instead of blowing up the captain. There, to
his astonishment, and not without exciting his
envy, he found a tallow-faced Russian Count
—Count Orlof—discussing a very fine dinner;
the obsequious captain standing behind his
chair apparently honored with being permitted
to act as his waiter.
I thought," said the young Kentuckian,
casting a scowl at tlie captain, who understood
and could speak a little broken English—•• I
thought you had told me that you did not ter-
Mali your passengers with dinnei i"
Pardonne, monsieur; die he not one ebery
body passenger ; he one gran' Russian Count."
And what the h—l if lie be?" said the
Kentuckian, who was as ardent as a Western
sun' could make If he bb a Could,
a Kentuckian : I'd like to know which should
rank higher ?" -
Pardenne, monsteur," said the Captain—
" You be a Kent—what?—slat be tittle of one
nobleman Anglaise, eh?"
" No," said the Kentuckian. bluntly—" that
is the title of an American sovereign!"
" Alt," said the little French captain, shrug
ging up his shoulders, and bowing down his
head—" alt, excuse!, monsieur—partionne.
did no know you be one gran noblemans; but
now I get you dinner, Joule suite :" and in due
time the dinner was brought—zto which a bot
tle of sparkling hock, the young Kentuckian
did ample justice. He says lie says lie has
never known so agreeable an instance of the
respect winch the name inspires abroad, as that
occasion afforded him.—N. 0. Della.
one's blood, in these latter days, to recall the
speeches and the records of the 'legions of those
who ; lived in the days of the revolution. %% hen
the hews of the fall of :Ticonderoga reached the
capital of New Hampshire, John bangdon who
was speaker of the Provincial Legislature, see
ing the public - crAlit exhausted, and his friends
diseourned, rose and said :
have $3.000 hard money ; I will pledge my
plate for 83,000 more. I have 70 hogsheads of
Tobago runt, which shall be sold for the most it
mill hying. These are at the service of the State.
li we succeed in defer.diug our firesides and our
hothes, I may be remunerated. If we do not,
the property will be of no value. Our old friend
Starke, who so nobly maintained the honor of
our State at Bunker nil!. may safely be entrust
ed with the conduct of the enterprise. and we
will check the proceedings of fkirgoyne."
These were the days of patriotism ! The offer
was accepted, the money paid, the plate hypothe
cated, and the ruin converted into cash. A
corps of mountaineers was soon raised arid fibbed
tinder the command of Starke. When he came
in sight of the enemy at Bennington, he said ;
"Boys, there are the Red Uoats. We must
beat them, or this night Molly Statke will be a
widow lie did heat them. The tide of war
was turned—the firesides and hearths of our
fathers preserved ; but whether old John'Ldtfg
don eier got back his plate, except in continen
tal rags, we do not know. There are many
who loSt every thing In the • service of their
country. made advancer" and sacrificed estate,
whose descendants are now poor.
Gum ARIIIIC.-413 Morocco, atioui the mid
dle of November; that hi, after the rainy season.
which begins early in July. a juice exudes
spontaneditalv from the trunk and principal
branches of the acacia' tree. In about fifteen
days it thickens in the furrow. down which
it runs. either in a vat:tattler (orworm) shape,
or more commonly assuming the form of round
and oval tears, about the site of a pigeons egg
of different colors, as they belong to the White
or red gum tree. About the middle of Decem
ber the Monte encamp on the border of the for-
Cat, and the harvest lasts six weeks. The
gum is packed in very large sacks of tanned
leather, and brought on the backs of bullocks
and camels to certain ports. where it is sold to
the French and English merchants. Gum it
highly nutritious. During the whole time of
the harvests, of the 'journey. and of the fair. the
Moors of the desert live almost entirely upon
it; and experience has plied that six ounces
of gum are sufficient .forlhe support of 4 man
during twenty•four
Spring Fork.
There is no season of the geat iu tibieh en
ergy, activity, and good calculation is more
requisite than the present. Animals of Al
kinds, young:and old, and particularly those
intended fur labor, demand increased Cite 4nd
attention. March is one of the most trying
months for animals, as they ore, as the Stayiiig
is, between hay and grass." and too rifted the
oupp'y of either they can obtain, is barely suf
ficient to support life. - If farmers would eoh:
eider the much greater 'quantity of milk a cow
will yield in a season that is in good condition
in the spring, than one that has been on lift"
through March or April. we are eonfldent there
would not be So many skeleton cows on our
farms as there now is. If too, they would
fur one•moment reflect th it a latte tiatt ot an
animal's power of draft lies in his weight, and
that where this is wanting, and the whole is
thrown on muscular exertion, the animal must
soon give why, they *Mild feel the necessity
of having their work stock horses or cattle, at
this season, in good heart, their flesh sound and
durable, and we should be spared the mortifi
cation of seeing so many poor and miserable
teams in the field, at a time when all Should
be life and activity.
TO work well, an animal must be kept well;
and the work; in nine cases out of ten will be
found best done, where the teams are in the
best condition. You might as well expect that
an Asiatic team, of a jackass and a woman yok
ed together, would break up the ground to the
proper depth, as that a pair of seare,croli
ea or oxen can do it. Never undertake to see
on haw little food your teams can subsist:—
No better eriterion is neededpf the natttre of a
man's cultivation of ground, than is afforded
by his animals ; and lie who starves, them, will
soon find his land will starve him. At this
season of the year sheep requite much atten
tion, and will repay it. Sheep are - among our
moat profitable animals, and on the whole;
'quire less care thaii most others if the little
they demand is given at the proper time. Look
out for the lambs and the weak hardy
of the
flock; and ao itot *etre a drove of hardy weath
ers to pick over and trample upon the fodder,
before the ewes and lambs can get a taste.
• It is an important point in commencing work
in the spring, that every implement riecebsaiy
should be at hand, and in first rate condition,
when wanted. The good farmer has his house
for his farm implement!, as Well as for hlthielf
hr his stock, and is careful diet all shall he put
in their place, as fast as the season throws
them out of use. In the winter, all are care
fally examined. and the necessary repairs are
made. The farmer who permits this wink to
pass until the implements are Wanted in the
field, will find he must lose many valuable
hours, if not days, at a time u hen one, if lost,
is with difficulty overtaken.
There is a Veil great fault among farmers,
and we feel justified in reprobating it in strong
terms, because we have been sometimes guil
ty of it ourselves; and that is, laying out more
work than Carl be done by the force on the
farm, timely and pioperly ; and experibobe
has convinced tie that if work cannot be done
as it should be, it is better not to meddle with
it at all. Never is this fault more observable,
or more injurious, than in putting in the eropi
of the seaStiti. There ate some cultivated
plants, in which we may be certain will not
mature unless the seeds are in the ground ;it
about such a time—a time, it IS ribs, 'varying
fit diffeient latinfdeit, but deneially well under
stood at any given place; yet we find Some
farmers so negligent, and what is worse, mak
ing an assumed trust in ptovldenEe an excuse
for their laziness, as to he weeks behind the
proper time of getting in the seed. Indian milt
and generally spring wheat; barley, or oats
may serve as an example of such plants, As
if the sowing of them froni any Cantle, Is delay
ed beyond t h e propel tittle, although by chance;
a pretty fair crop, so fai as regards
may he produced. yet the quality Will be found
inferior, the grain light, and the danger from
blight, or rust, greatly increased.
Do not entertain the idea thit your fdrai Work
can go on siicaessrtilY, uhlesio yob give it your
personal supervision. The merchant, the
lawyer.the doctor,must attend to there business
personally, or all will go wrong, and it is not
less so with the farmer. Poor Richard never
drew from his stot.eo of wisdom a better maxim
thait that "he who by the plow Would thrive.
himself must either hold or drive."—Laborers
may be faithful and careful, but they cannot
enter hilly into`all the intentions and plans
of the farmer ; and he must be the guid
ing anti directing head of tith Whole, or Much
ill directed effort will take Mace. The good
farmer will be in the field with his laborers.
Ile never says Id them go, but come ; and he
knows that in the management of a farm, ex
ample is far better that precept.
It would di; well if every fume} Would, in.
arranging hie buistiess far the year. determine
every season to make one or more experiments
in some branch of husbandry. that would lead
to some important result ; either in determin
the best method of procedure It/ fegaiii to
sonic crop, or bring new evidence' towards
settling some controverted point in agrichlture.
When we reColleit hay) oriaiik peltiid there dra
in busbandty about which good farmers are
not agreed, such as fehito to the glowing of
trope; times end methods of seeding. prepara
tion of soil, rearing anti fattening of animals..
&c. &c.. it is not a litt'a surprising that more
ca - efully conducted expeiimente not made i&
throw new light upon them. There is not a
farmed. tvlto Might fin; in this way. by well
conducted experiment; and the communication
of the reatilte td some agricultural journal, de'
much towards Intiodeeing more correct notions
and bettei methods of•far 11111 l g than noift exist.
The introduCtiou and the propagation of good
fruit, is one of the many' things that most not be
ot , eflixiked in any estimate of - spring - labor6.--
The man who neglects to plant fruit Wets, when
he has a rod of ground to plant them on, avows
his intention of brcomine a nuisance to, his
neighbors : for depend npon it, theman V) is
too lazy to plant, will not be too proud to bee. or
above allowing hie children to steal the fruit of
his mote induiarioui and careful neighbor.-
Every man who has cultivatbd s fruit kanten it
iVell aware of thli 'state of things ; and has (mind
that the coming into bearing dr a Dew . and d li
cate fruit, instead of adilin • to -Ins enjoyment,
as it should, has only setved es a signal orgather
-1 hie to
. these ill owned plunderers. The only
remedy is for every farmer to endeavor to make
the beat fruits abundant ; to !dant enough 'for
himself, and some to spare.
put whatever may lie the nature of die labor
to be dohii, diet° should be no haphazard work t
nothing that has not entered into the plan of the
farmer, either as principal or contingent, and
been provided for accordingly. Every move
ment in managing_ a farm should be the teslili
of reflection, of preconcerted arrangement, and
directed to a certain and definite end. "Were
such always the base; we should see fewer bad
ly cultivated farms, fewer pieces of work . un
finished for want of lime, and fewer farmere "
coming out at the little emi of the horn," the re
of bad calcidatiditi and unthriftiness.
Father Taylor was delivering one of his power
ful discourses at the Seaman's Bethel. and
when in the middle °Cony of his,most terrible
pictures, an old rusty-looking salt got up, and
was walkingtowards the door, when the parson
sung out. "the enemy flies, he Hire, our fire is
too hot for hiltcr-we have knikked, his, top
hammer down, Skid now he is ciawling off un
der his lower masi."—All eyes (the church was
crowded as it alwayi s *lien he preaches.)
were turned round, and looking him in the face;
said in a pretty loud voice," you're mistithen,,
old cock, if your shot has madq this call haul
off; you never saw the 'day when you could
theke fith a dory lower. I'm just going to get
a glass of grog and if you'll take a turn Abate
till I come back. let you see how I can
stand your broadsides."—"Good," cried half
a doien other " go it Jack," cried oth
ere, "yciiell Mae a first rate parson, tip igain;"
anti other expressions followed. The whole
audience was in an uproar, some laughing.
others more pious, hushili
to reinnie order. Whn all was quit again,
Father Taylor. by no Means disconcerted—
having apparently enjoyed the joke him-self—
said that is a tough sinner; but we have hull
ed him—he has got it hot aqd between
wind and iiyatek, and unless he hauls into the
Gospel dock. he'll go down all standing ;
pumping ean'xdste elm lidw, 'hit Sailor
returned, and Father Taylor resumed hii dis
course ; and it is a remarkble fact that he never
lost sight of the old sailor until he succeeded
in converting him. The sailot now a very
respectable man,and Would blush to his eyes
If oiie would allude to this citcuinstance.
Inserts In Gra=
At One of the the ,agilirultiaal meetings in
AllidnY; Hid *inter, Hon: Mr. Hhoi{le3tißseFv
ed that an insect similar to that foiled in Wheat.
sometimes called the weevil, had been seen in
gnu*. We have this season discovered in the
spear grass. or Kentucky blue gran. (Poa pra
feasts.) *hit *e suppriso to tie the Inseci refer
red !m it Itt ddi, hofireier, of the sarue class as
the, wheat insect—it nioie dearly resenble in
character the spindle worm of Indian corn, class.
ed by Dr. Harris under the name Nourgriade.
The insect, in the lame state; dia}trie round
arottiitl the Bteiti of the glass aboire the upper
joint. It is so small that it is not readily seen
by the naked eye, except when . nearlt full
grown. We have dot( yet discovered it to the
petfect or fly state; The period of its attacks
on the OA is sooti alter th 4 11Fdd ffidttei its
apPeatancir, dint (judging from what we have
. teat seen) continues but a few days—their
isvdgei having ceased before the grass comes
into blooin. The elfecti of the iiiirnt are easily
Seen by the dead grass. The egg from which
it proceeds, seems to be desprisited between the
stem and-leaf; (dt stiadflt) ibll die iarvie preys
on the juices and tender part of the stem, which
soon causes it to die and turn white down to the
frit joint. We haire 'indeed on sortie fields
where the kinds of grass mentioned prevails,
that nearly all the heads were dedd. We . kava
not seen it on other kinds orgrass than that
mentioned. We should not Sappole that it
would occasion much damage, as it only attacks
the Hall• in the manner described, and the varie
ty of glass to which it seems to be ironneil is
chiefly valued for its leaves, which are not in
jured. and Probabli not lessened in quantity.
DELtittuti.--4. Never wail drunk but once id
my life," said a chap once in,,my hearing; . " end
I never mean to be again: The infect s eemed
to be very steep, and I lifted my feet at every
step as if I was getting hp laths.. Several earn
Wheels were making revolutions in my brains,
and at onetime I fancied my head was a lava
etlivine and turning establishment, the lathes of
which I was keeping in motioi iviih illy own
feet. I couldn't conceive what was the - reason
the town had tutted into seat an enormous hill
and what Made it work, tiass algff ff Actlitied alt
the dine hi he ditivviit Weld and threatened to
pitch over on me. Stop, stop, said I. and 11l
head this old hill yet, or at leavt, it ilian't head
me. I turned Fiantl to go Join and get at the
bottom t tell the ! if the town did'itt turn right
tout With the; beading fife ail the Rine, , and
presenting (he high bluff in trout iii me. Well
Buie enough; the girnind flew up and struck me
on the forehead ; and as soon as the stars Aeared
athiy, 1 cointnenced Clifitbing With my hands'
and knees. The next thing !saw was a big
Nick bowie Coming full split round *earner, and
I believe ft tun nglit over the; far 1 1 don't te
rnembei more."
ktmonttto Saes Cortx.-1 wish
. fn t'eeiinr7
your readers that if they aiinld give their ianii
next spring from the depieditromi of the squir
iels. mice birds, &L... to piepare foi smoking
*lf i'keiding to the following iecitipe
—Leave a few Wake On ifie lePti rare: eb iliac
they can be hung np in the siiloite•honee aUH
smoked with the hams ; or hang them up in any
dry place; and befoie planting. dip the end of a
stick in tar set fire to it and holding it under the
corn, give its thorough Smoking. I have tried .
this for threeyears. and have - saved many times
my - subscription to the raper-by it.
The Merl Child.
Shide of keiiible !" ejabblited *aid. ai
that, time manager for Jefferson & Maekenzie,
in Paliimore. .4m* it is past sesbn n'Clock, and
emok'd biek'd Richard' not in his dressing
"Mc dear Ai." laid the most- original orali
men, the imperturah!e Thomas V. Clainer,“do
not he so precipitate. When the late Daniel
"An you loi , t; me Hal," interrupted the Magi
manager," go to the—"and then the poor
manager chazzeed, as was his wont, wilt' his
bands clasped in agony, from one side or Holli
day street cage to the othei.
"Ring in first music, air ?" inquired the call
boy, who scratched his head and seemed to en
joy the despair of his manager.
"Ring,Pyou red-heeded imp of S,otan"--44i14&
senile Calibani get out of iity eight, or ring
your neck off.'
Away went the call boy, and away Vtint thd
manager. Wahl stsitbhbil every barroom in the
vicinity of the theatre, for the great tragedian.
but all in vain. At last a little boy came run
ning to him, almost breathleis *nit fatigue, and
told him that Mt. Booth was in a hay-loft in
Front streei. The iiiinager found a crowd or
people gathered around the building in question ;
and he had some difficulty in edging hemself
throng!, .the dense pleas. Climbing up • rough
ladder, he cautiously iars'ed his head above the
floor of the second story, and there satin the ob
ject of his Search, on rafter, with a wreath of
straw about his ;ambles in imitation of a crown.
, ..Bochh," said the ihanager, imploringly," foi
Heilven'S Sake, come down ! It's nearly eight
o'clock, and the audience will pull the theatre
to peices."
The tragedian fixed hie dari eye on the in:
(ruder, and raising his right arm majestically, hfi
thundered forth :
"I am seated oh my threnel
A. proud a one, as you dlaiehi Mountain;
Where the min Makes his lest Mend !"
Come, my dear fellow, let's, gro—,We'll have
a 'ease of brandy; and a and all that..•
Come, please come."
He deiscended gracefully from his yellow pine
throne, and kissing the, tip ell or hilt augers,
replied with a inple, yOu with all be;
enteing eruct.: Lead on, my lord of Essex.=
To the Tower—to the Tower." . ,
After a littleorrsuasion, Ward lead the trage:
dltin to the theatre; got him &remit], the i.tirtairi
rose; and the play went on. :Tint ai the Second
cast was announced to commence, a messenger.
covered with dust, rns ed behihd thestage, and
tiefotv he 'ciiUlit he itto 'fled, was in earnest con
versation with the wagedian. . .
"What ?" said Booth, as he pressed his lonic
fingers on his bread white teinples," as though
he tried td clinch the brain beneath. "dead. say
you t Dead ritid buried t My Pour little child—
roy beautiful one t And then seeing
the curtain rise he rushed on, eiclaiming--
"She has health to progress far u thertay;
Though not to bear the eight of their &r.:.
The beatitiful scene heitiecti An Anna anti Gloa
ter ibas itevir Tre actor, the
nol.lest of all,. when he chose to be, gave the
words of the bard with thrilling effect t but there
was a strange calinneas about hie ifianner that
told ha third Was not upon the ehaiabter. Sill
the lhGltilude applauded Until the old roof rang
again, and those behind the scenes stool breinh
le.l3 with eager delight. The third act calmed
Bboth Was nowhere td be found:
It was a bitter cold night, awl the farmer ati
he drove saw his horseman wrapped in a largC ,
cloak. which as it opened disclosed a glitteting
dress beneath, ride rapidly p ast hire. It was
lloolh in his Richard corium:ie. Aladneits had
seized him, and regardless of everything, al tlie
still hours of midnight; tie ledi going to pay
iisit to his dead liraviltig his flat_sivordi
and throwing his jewelled cap from his head, he
lashed his horse's flanks With" the hire weapon
With the inidital , The tali dar'
trees on each side Of him touched his heated
brow filth their silver frosted branches, in
thinking they Were then in pursuit, the mad at:
to; chi. at them with his sword; and corsed theuf
as he flew rapidly by.
At last, a gallant ride of two hours, the horse:,
midn ante . insight of a country , graveyard, and
as he saw the %late tops or Vie monuments
peeping through the dark foliage, like snowy
crests Upon the boson' of a itlaek billow, he
raised a shout wild enough to 'rare the ghost
IThd theft still etavei. Ile &mounted; anti
-sway sped the riderless horse over hill and dale.
It was the work ofa moment, (and the insane
20 cunning beyond all) to wrench the door fiom
the vault dontandnig, thr. dead bo !y of hie
He seized the tiny coffin in his arms, w ith the
strong arm of a desperate man he tore open the.
lid, and in a moment more the edit] blue lips of
hie-dead child were glued to the pat tietor a.
The next morning some of the tragedians'
g wild stkitt of laughter that seem
ed tit proceed from his sleeping room: The door:
waer s forced'open and 13noth was discovered lying
on his. bed. gibbering in idiotic madness. and
Pilegilid the eorf ie. of his little one.--.. Vent
Orleans Crescent City.
. PLAN - ram TREES:-A very
, poor and aged
min. busied. in planting appletrees. Was rode
-I:ir asked." Why do you plant trees, who can-,
not hope to eat the fruit of them 2" 111 raised
himself Up. aiict lesninß on his splide, replied.
" Some one planted trees . for me before I was,
born, and I,llaile eaten the,lruit.; I now plant .
for otiirni , that the memorial of my - gritinide
may when I am dead and gone."
or 1111 ff women nt bortlon
saiiihemeelves: fr om a:aiving du ring the win
ter. by tromp:Om their summerparninbi.--..'
Many of the lahoofirs of tfiat merry" county.;
de . elared at a recent meeting, that they knew
meat Only by nanie.•
WDAT lei GOOD 'I 7 4I,RMINA.-711e, best and .
most dithy definition 1 , 7 e ever lieard of good far
ming. was given by Mr. Kane at a late agricul
tural Omitting in Donetshire. Englane. He said;
he fed his land before hungry. rested it befog
vimery. and needcd,o before fwd. •
smizzakz -660