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ilicbtusban Sllornittp, inttc 20, 1849.
'For the Bradford Reporter.]
Shadowiugs of Memory's Daguerreotypes.
A year since,. and I was rambling among old,
and beauteous haunts, that were teeming with na
ture's sweetest, loveliest, and wildest beauties,—
For in all New• England, naught can surpass, or
scarcely equal the variety of ratural scenery, seen
in and around Northampton, Mass. Whether you
wander through the luxuriant meadows of the no
hie old Connecticut ; climb the precipitous sides of
Tom," and " Holyoke ;" or view the enchant
ing. and snul-enrapturing loveliness, far beneath
their summits, crowning i the bite-hills and MOllll.
LAWS, " far, far away,'' it remains the same : beau
ty sits, and reigns as queen, on every mountain,
hill, and, flower; in every' vale, on every river,
and all are loyal subjects, submitting to her power,
a; nature's rightful sovereign. Four of my hap
piest years I had paused in N—. and most bright•
Iv were they interwoven in the fabric of My exist
en:e, and (had now returned, that memory might
impart a new lustre, and make the impressions
deeper, by removed activity of thon2hts of the
Wandering nue bright evening by the " Lick in 7
water's" st,le. revisiting tin` mossy liaidss, and an
true trees, each, rlus'etin with asciviations of
purest happiness, of r- by-gone 'days;" I came to
a ;uric knoll covered with forest trees, the ever
greens. oaks and maples, with now and then a lau
rel: and underneath their branches, grew sweet
will !lowers. And there too was Ore grave of
'neat!' the boughs of the !thine , mountain
rak, there upon that mound we hail made. a res.l
- Have. to reveive her ‘r'llrn ileam lin:1
t' •r hm:! loved the place. k:ndrcil one*
lie broken ca-ket, flora which the pure
m !.urn transferred, and laid it in earth's
hiscirn 11cr mind was ever animated and chas
tened by a s:rong, ardent love of the beautiful in
And in sweet flowing verse would
cip•eii-: the ecstatie
_plea:sure she received in con
ieny;a:ing its grandeur, sublimity and Brea nets
A:1•1 pl,llo:ophy's deep subtle power, was
a pillar of her mind, influencing her
poc•ic loin, disciplining the fancy wild, Subjecting
, t rea , on's rule, thus her life repining, purify
Whit more appropriate place then, than this, for
Ler Where the woodland birds love
t ut:cr their a ild and joyous notes, where the
rr):1111Z dew, sparkling in the sun-light, drops like
b•lr , Imm the green leaves upon her grave, where
the music of the running water, - in soothing
aiming sounds is heard: to' cheer the lonely world-
Ced heart, and-tarry life's corroding emes, and all
tile unrefiiiimg children influences of life's sojourn
into a "short respite of gladsome forgetfulness.
Beautiful was the night, on which we buried her.
The stars were glistening brightly, and night had
but a thin veil to throw o'er earth, to make all things
seem mournful. But our mourning was a calm
rine, for het' life had left its impress on ns all, and
we felt as i tliciue spirit were not fled ; but
only hidden from our vision. Evergreens and
wdd flowers were' strewn upon the green sod with
which we covered her, and the farewell song, was .
heard echoing in low sweet sounds of sorrowing
sadness, than " all were hushed," and warm heart
f..lt tears came rushing as tributes to her memory.
'gain we returned through the dearly loved woods
Hit not as once, for one of our number was left in
her crave under the " old oak," and our hearts
were desolate. and sad.
A Happy band, were we before ;Agit death with
Li< all usurping power, COlll-C6 with his might
and ,prostrates - Whom he will, and when he will,
making the heart lonely=, &nd embittering our joy
ommes4 for a time, even till again we are wound.
ed. Thus he came and took one from us, whose
so ui was the - recipient of truth, expanded by its
I , :whings and beautified into the innocency and
of childhood, unsophisticated, joined
Ns ill the practical wisdom
.of maturity. Long I
leaned upon the simple fence that protects her
grave from sacrilege, and thought of life, of onr re.
hinntis to it; our various duties, and the foolish
rain bubbles by which rrien are •govemeil, of the
t ,, linig influences of our moral and intellectual
riatore, of their power when developed in forming
t:liaracters that ill ennoble man, and flee him
:rout the many corruptions that now art on his
mind as an impetus is moral degradation. Such
rnnternplatioils, leave the mind better and h“lier
cri before, leaving an imprcbsicta not noun erased,
a:.‘i of purest influence.
. Arousing from my reverie I wandered home
wards, still thinking on life's strangeness. The
'••' ihght had changed to night's darker reign, and
the thin uncertain distance, could faintly be di:'.
conned, Holy oke's summit, with its range of broth
mounts and hi.ls gradually hidden till all was
darkness, " tar away, - 01 lite, but two true au
TUWANDA 7 .PA
A N E . Louritcy hoe R E.—The Meek len hn f
sayw—"tike tine of those wolidrons
NI-king stones reared by the Druids, which the fin- .
:Pr of a child might vibrate 'to its centre, yet the
r:.;:ht of an army could not move from its place,
ot - nstitutions is so nicely poised and balanced,
' it seems to sway with every breath of opinion,.
t•o Erroty rooted in the heart and aflections of
;Porte, that the wildest storms of treason and
ttinsnibreak over it in vain."
Isooi:EacE.—Perliaps every man may date the
i te.l ,, ininance of those desires that disturb his life,
auki contaminate hisconseienee, from some unhappy
when too much leisure exposed him to their
unions: for he has lived with little observation,
r ~tner on himself or others,•who does not know
4: to 5e tile lb to Le vicious.
PUBLISHED EVERY WEDNESDAY, AT TOWANDA, BRADFORD COUNTY, PA., BY E. O'MEARA GOODRICH.
The following clarsification of newspaper robs
scribers we take from Me Prairie Farmer, anti
from our own experience we can safely say tam the
picture is drawn as natural as life itself. Fitst
tratotirs.These are men who take newspa
pers, pay for them and read them. Observe the
order in which these things are done: The pay
comes first—the reading next. These men con
sider they get the worth of their money in the •bar
gain. It seems as fair and just 'to them that the
newspaper should be paid, as a barrel of sugar or
a new coat. They never entertain any other opin
ion. When the year runs out, or a lit le before,
they are on hand with the pay. There is no more
difficulty with them in remembering this period,
than Sunday or the first of Jannuty.- If one of them
wishes to stop his paper, he either calls or wtites a
letter by his posirnaster, - in due season, like a mat,.
This class is dear to the heart of the &nor Their
image is eptbalrned in his warm affections. Al ;.y
they live a thonand years, and see their sow s ar ms
to the fourth generatiii. The second class now
in mind is the
Do 111sm.s.—This class is nearly related to the
other—so near, that it is hard to tell where,ode
gins and the other ends. Thee men always pay
ailvance in the Leg,inning end niteud to do se con
tinually. But mercory tails a link., or some mis
hap intervenes anti the tune runs l'y'e—sometimes
a little—sometimes quite a period. :Brit their rec
oller;tou'lliough nothing; occasionally, never gets
suund - asleep. It pronounces the word in due tune.
"The printer is liot paid," and forthwith their
will to do kiVles itito activi'y. New comes
the p - t)ing up—" Meant, to do so before. Don't
mean to let such things pass by." A publisher can
live with such men. They have a warm, place in
his memory—out) a little hack ut the rptghts.
sticb a man dies in an cars his wifc or son remem
ber- timt part of the benefit was theirs and estate or
no c-tate, Fee that the printer's bilk are not among
their lather's unsettled accounts. Next comes the
EnhY 001:1:5.—liese men believe in newspa
pers. They have settled it in theli- own minds that
a newspaper is a ailed Mimi. They take :hem too.
Sometimes at the first they pay np for the first year
—at any rate they meant to; pretty soon. If they
have dune so, they bit dOWn with the comlorting
conviction thaw their newspaper is now settled for;
and this idea having once got irro their heads re
fuses obstinately to be dislodged but keeps its hold
(row year to year—a truth once—no an illusion,
gray and rheumplic with years.
The editor making the elongated and elongating
space in the accounts current of their dollars, begin
to ask if they are dead, or gone to Calitomm. Now
he begins to poke bills at thetri. They suddenly
start up to the reality that they are in arrears ; and
like men as they are al the bottom they pay up
They never dispute his bills—they know books tell,
better stories than moss covered memories. It the
publisher lu2 faith enongh or a long purse, and can
live a hibernating year, he may. survive men. But
if he is mortal, only, woe be to him. The next
class is that of the
Dow:. Hrttnits.—Here we begin to side over to
the other side. The picture suddenly gets sombre.
We shall despatch thedown-killers suddenly. One
of these may take a paper because his wife wants
one or the children are zealous to read it—or a
neighbor persuades him. When it begins to come
he dismisses all thoughts about it further. If the
editor sends a man directly to him at' the end of
two or three years, he may get some pay for his
paper, but with ,7rowls and surly looks. He never
pays any debt, if he can get rid of it, and a news
paper least of all. Still he hates law suits and con
stables and all that. A dun has the same eflect on
him that a bullet does on a hippopotamus—glan
cing from his bide, or sinking into the blubber harm
less. He is always sliding down t.ili som merges
iitto another class that of.
Ttiz Ntx Cr a Rorsr..—No matter how the man
began his subscription, he never pays for it—not
he "He don't like that sort of a paper. It don't
give no news. He never did like it. He did - re
want it in the first place, and told the postmaster
so. lie sent back one more than a year ago—be
sides he never began to take it till a long time af
ter it came, and he hadn't had only two or three
of them at any rate, and those he hadn't read.”—
Wipe him off. Here comes the
SCAPF. Glum—lt is enough to say of him that
he never laits to have a newspaper—two or three
of them. When he thinks they have come about.
long enough for the publisher to want pay, he
...ends back with "stop it." Or he takes up his
f;uarters and leaves for part. unknown, He does
not want to pay, and he 'don't mean to. Get it if
you can. Enough for him.
0:::r Reader ! to which class do you belong?
CoIIN TOIL FQDDER.-4 correspondent of the
Prairie-Farmer writes; "I drilled some corn this
season to make winter feed for cattle; but . was
very thick, and there came a storm of win , and
blew it down, and I did not cut it up. It seem to
me a good way to winter cattle when shocked up
iii good order, and I will here state the way 1 have
been : 'in the habit of putting up fodder. I set up
six rnxs together, and bind them as I go; then I
let it cure a day . or two; and then I add on six
more rows and tie round again; and my corn gen
erally stands up well. l fattened my porkiest sea
son on a plank 11001, and I like the plan very well
as there seems to be a saving of corn. There has
been a general complaint in this. section of the
country of pork not fattening wellthisseasen ; and
there have been a great many hogs packed at Pe
kin at low rates—i2,2s tip t 0.52,50."
A 14 1 rag of our acquaintance sawing with a saw
.hat was not the shirpes saw in the world, after
vainly trying to saw with it, broke out at last as
lows :—" Of all the saws that ever 1 saw saw, I
never saw a saw saw like that saw saws."
THERM ROOM ENOUGH FOR ALL.
What need of all this foss and strife,
Each warring with his brother!
Why should we in the crowd of life.,
Keep trampling down each other!
Is there no goal that can be won,
Without a squeeze to gain it !
No other war of getting on.
But scrambling to obtain it!
011,,falow4nen, bear wisdom then,
In friendly warning . call
Your clans divide : the world is wide—
There's room enough for all!
What if the swarthy pea sant find
No fields for hottest lahor,•
He nerd not idly stop behind.
Tn thrust aside his neighbor.
There is a land of sunny skies.
% loch gold for toil is giving:
Where every brawny hand ihat tries
114 streagth can grasp a living, • •
Oh. felloW•men, remember then, -
hatever thaince befall.
The world ls wide; where those abide
There's room enough for all.
Fr on poisoned air ye breathe in courts,
And typhus tainted allies.
Go forth 'lnd dwell where health resorts
In fertile hills a nd valleys.
Where'everr arm that clear , a bough
Finds plenty in attendance.
And every furrow of the plough
A atep to Independence.
Oh hasien then. from fevered den.
An•t todeingeramped and suing ;
The world is wide; in lied lieside
There's room enough for all!
In thy: fair ree.hm far away.
Will labor find employment,
A fair day's work a fair day's pay,
An I toil will earn enjoyment.
What need then, of this daily strife,
Where each wars with his brother!
Why Dee,' we throw h the crowd of
Keep trampling down each other!
From rags atvd crime that distant clime
Will free the panper's thrall;
Take fortune's tide, the world so wide,
has room enough for all!
There is not room if one mat• own
The land that others toil on I
If gild be dug or grain be sown
Fur drones to orge and spoil en;
Put if to each the equal chance
T. plough and dig be guarded,.
T. competence may all advarfce
Through honest toil rewarded,
There's room, and more than room, we're told,
And gold beyond the mountains:
Then let the land, and chance for gold,
Be free as Nature's fountains.
The Ilessia' n Fly.
The Iles=ian Fly " is a small two-winged fly or
midge, nearly black," and was snpposed to have
been bretight to America by the Hessian troops du
ring the Revolution. Volumes have been written
concerning this insect, and its natural history is
well understood ; no discovery has been made by
which it can be entirely arrested in its ravages. in
the fall of the year, and swain in the spring, it de
posits its eggs on the blades of the wheat, which
hatch in the course of a few days—when the mag
gots crawl to the bottom of the blades and find
their nourishment in the juice of the plant.—
The circulation in the plant becomes thereby im
peded the, blades fiat aFsume a dark green color,
subsequently they turn yellow, and finally the
whole plant perishes or laves out a sickly existence.
The prevalence of the fly has been the means of
bringing a great revolution in the culture of wheat
Before it N as known it was customary to sow from
one to two months earlier than can now be done
with safety. By early seeding the stools acquired
such strength as to enable there to till in the spring,
and the consequent early harvest secured the crop
from another enemy, no less formidable than the
fly, namely rust. Since the introduction of the fly
it has been found un-afe to sow wheat sebner than
about the period of the first hest. Even then, or
in cases of still later sowing, there is no certain
exemption from its ravages, while the - change of
seed time renders it unprofitable to put any land to
wheat which is not in a good state of improvement.
The only compensation therefore to the fanner for
the Injury to his crops by the fly, and the necessity
lie is under of sowing late, is to place his wheat
land in a condition to render it productive. lie
must give his wheat net only nourishment enough
for the fly, but enough also to stimulate its growth
beyond the abstraction of its juices which is caused
by the fly. In favorable seasons he may then cal
culate on reaching the 'maximum degree of pro
ductiveness. But upon ordinary or poor lands,
especially after corn, without the benefit of ma..
nure, the farmer is hardly ever reimbursed for his
expense in seed arid labor. Counting every ex
pense, less than a crop of ten bushels to the acre
will riot yield a sufficient profit to justify the culti
vation of wheat. And yet how many farmers
there are whose crops fall greatly below that
average, and who stilt persevere in the culture
from year to year. The presence of the Hessian
fly should then teach the farmer an import les
son. Indeed some persons have gone so far as to
say they considered it a blessing instead of a curse,
from the absolute necessity by its existence of us
ing every means to increase the productiveness of
the spa. Without fully receiving this opinion it is
not yet without force, and he who adopts the plan
of improvement for the purpose of obvirting these
difficulties which nature interposes to his success,
is the only intelligent farmer—the only one who
deserves success even when be does notcommand
Rem:usu.—A proper and judicious systein of
reading is of the highest importance. Two things
are necessary in perusing the mental labors of oth
ers: namely, not too read too much, and to pay
great attention to the nature of what you read.--:
Ninny people peruse books for the express and
avowed purpose of consuming time; and this class
of readers forms by, far die majority of what are
termed the «reading public." Others again read
with the anxiety of being made wiser; and when
this object is not attained, the disappointment may
generally be attribulgd, either to the habit of read
ing too much, or paying; insufficient attention to
what falls under thou notice. .
" ILEO&ODLESS OF Dzstrzwurlas rum* - AY QIINSITEIL"
Some of the performances of the Eastern ju,wlers
seem so incriNlible, even to throe who have had
the benefit of ocular demonsttotion, that they may
appear to those w tio have not hod that opportunity
anoriled them as the tales, or long-hows 7 of travell
ers. For our own part, we must confess that we
rant,teil ourselves am:km . 4 the ranks of
unnelievers and slept'''. s, 111*.sve not had opportu
nity of judging, as eye:-witriesesi of the truth of the
Lieu which we are about to describe.
Having received maiks of attet lion and hospi
tality from various fliends, it was ilicumbent to re
turn such civilit', and it became a subject of no
little solicitude how we best might cater for their
amusements. This latter, it must be confessed at
the period . wain a nutter of no small (tale Lilly in a
new colony lake Hong Kim; composed of racy
terials, and nalieked into shape. At length after
frec.inent consultations with our coin pradorc ho
is a head se, rant or butler ) as to the practicability
of inducittg a celebrated juggler °lC:l.lton, to trans
poit himself to ll•tm6 Kortz. and exhibit his vanous
acquirements to UP " red.brisiled barbarians," the
alore.4aid comprailine announced to us, with much
official imporance, that the celebrated individual
was in the island. invitations, in due ennsre, won'
sued, and accepted with alacrity—recreation of any
kind licirz, at that pc iod in that Ingula ions colony,
rare—and a lame a.ssetublage, Vilii.isting of most
parts of lords of creation, arrived on the evening in
The room in which the performance took place
was denuded of every article of furniture, with the
exception of chairs, whirl' were arranged close to
the walls, for the convenience of the spectators thus
leaving the floor tmmatted, aid clear and wide or
ena. for the performer. At the' hour named the great
attraction of the eveninz was irtrtshwed by the
compradore. Ile was attired in the ordinary dress
of the middle mil:, of Chinese, which consiqcd of
loose ' j acket and trousers, Vl' ith white calico stock
ings and black silken shoes, embroidered with blue,
and white felt soles two inches thick ; he had no
covering on his head, and was followed by his coo
lee, or servant, bearing an unpainted teak wood box
of about three feet by two in size. who placed it in
the room and retired. The jtis ,, ler commenced op
erations by placing his box in the centre of the
room ; he then strif ped oil bis jacket thus appearing
in a state of nudity from the waist upwards, having
a white cloth twisted around his loins.
He next opered his box, and took therefrom an
ordinary basin, or bowl, about eighteen mches u in
diameter and closed the lid of the box leaving it
exposed - completely to nor view; he then walked
round the room allowing each indiviinal separate
ly to inspect the basin and handle it—the whole of
the time talking in the native language, which we
afterwards learned was a species of incantation.
We were all sufficiently satisfied that the basin was
an ordinary one and perfectly empty. He theia
placed it on the floor, about five feet from the box.
untwisted the cloth from mond his waist, which was
in size about a yard and a half long by one yard
wide, and which he threw over the basin, spread
ing it out. cantinning during all the time his mum
bling. In about half a minute he raised the cloth
from the basin exposing it to view, when, to our
astonishment, it was filled with limpid water, and
a firb of four or five inches long was swimming
about in it! He took up the bowl, and banded it
to each spectator, 'as he hail previously done, and
we satisfied ourselves that there was no octilat de
ception, but that the water was indeed veritable,
and the fish a living one. •
After we ad sufficiently satisfied ourselves by
examining the contents of the basin, he replaced it
in the box and took there from a green flower pot,
filled with mould, which was about twelve inches
in height, and eighteen in diameter. Holding this
in one hand and exhibiting what appeared to be an
ordinary seed in the other, he handed them round
for inspectioti after the previous fashion ; he then
made a cavity in the mould and placed the seed in
it, revering it carefully with the earth; he after
wards set down the flower pot where the bowl had
previously rested covered it in like manner with
the cloth, recommenced his mutterings after which
he withdrew the cloth, and we beheld a young and
tender plant in the Powerpot, about two inches
above the mould. This was' a beautiful blight
great color, with the leaves folded about the stem,
one a Ain the other, and apparently a healthy plant,
having all that freshness peculiar to one which has
just_ burst from the earth. but of what botanical spe-
Cies we were not in a position to determine. This
was handed round by the enchanter, and examin.
ed by all with the same feelings and expressions
of stwprise, but with no less care and acuracy, than
the fish which proceeded it.
lle again placed it in its previous position, recov.
ered it again with the cloth and recommenced his
incantations, which continued for about twenty min
utes, during which period we observed the cloth
gradually rising in a conical form from the spot
where it covered the flower pot, until it rose about
a foot and a half, when the cloth was again with
drawn, and to our increased amazement we beheld
the tender plant grown into a small shrub, regular
ly formed, clothed with verdure, and having its
branches covered with buds and leaves. The re
placing, remuttering, were all severally renewed,
and after the lapse of half an hour the cloth was
once more removed and the amazement of the
spectators was considerably augmented by discov
ering that the shrub was now clothed in blossoms
and flowers, in appearance resembling those of the
China aster !
Again the casket of wonders, the teakwood box.
was called into requisition, and the lid having been
opened, oar wonder worker took therefrom a com
mon round earthen-ware white, and blue plate,
about two feet in diameter, and placed thereon
about a pound of =boiled. rice : this he handed
around in the manner pretriMisly described and we
took the planer, examining it more narrowly than
of the fanner articles, resolved that this time there
should be no mistake. All Ibis time it must be
kept in mind, that although the necromancer could
see the box, it was kept closed, at a distance from
him, and he never approached itidurieg hit opera.
lions, so, that it was perfectly impracticable that he
meld abstract any from it (hiring the time. He
now put the plate of rice in the centre of the room,
and cavered it with the cloth, and squatting down
he varied the performance this time by putting his
hands on under the cloth, scrupulously keeping his
arms covered up to the elbow, and then commen
ced divers manipulations, vehemently and -loudly
muttering his incantations; this continued for the
space of half an hour, our necromancer never burl=
ging from the spot, or changing the attimde which
he had hest adopted.
We observed sundry movements under the cloth
at divers times, and iii various places? it appeared
to be raised from the groml, until the whole pre
sented an appearance not unlike the uneven sur
face arid untiee dines of the model of a hilly coun
try. At the expiration of the hall hour, he arose
arid removed the cloth walking round and careful
ly gathering - it up by the four corners which being
thus raised discovered to our view, arranged in sym
metrical order, six dishes or plates similar to that
which had been handed mond, but of variqus si
zes, and these were filled with sundry cooked edi
bles to the country, among them was a dish Of boil
ed rice but where the dish of unbeiled ride had
vanished or whence came the six dilhes, o• how
they came amply provided as they were with ready
dressed food it passed humane ken to explain.
Neither is it conceivable how he could - have ar
iaried those six dishes wi.hout moving from one
spot, as those which were fartherest from him,
n hen the cloth was removed weft considerably be
yond the reach of his arm. The conjurerse-cover
ed the viands with his magic cloth.
After some time, we observed the cloth madtsil
ly raising again in the centre, until it assumed a
form sotnewhat conical, the apex of which. was re
moved about two feet or upwards from the floor;
during the• whole of tiff( rising or ascending pro
gress. the manipulator remained without removing
from the spot where he had originally squatted ; but
he now assumed the erect posture and again for the
last time, he raised the cloth when wander upon
wonders? there were the six dishes, which we
had seen arranged flat and symmetrical on the floor
now piled one upon another, in regular order, corn : .
mencing with the largest at the bottom . , sacit_, dish,
in ascending order, being of diminished size, until.
the smallest crowned the top, the remaining in the
dishes, thus forming a pyramid of alternate layers
of earthen ware and viands.
The emperor of the conjurors now took his leave
with a "chin-chin" meaning, in good honest Eng
lish, fitrewell, his coolee removing the teak-wood
box, and some of our own domestics carrying ont
the flowering bhrub, in all its pristine beauty, and
the pyramid of viands, of the latter of which we
have no doubt they partook in company with our
friend the emperor, and washed them down with
sundry cups of thtir favorite " ram-soo."
Room roa Srocx.—Not only the farmer, who
unites with his other vocations that of stock raja=
ing, but the mechanic who keeps bat a single cow,
should endeavor _ to supply himself with a suffi
ciency of roots for winter use. There are several
varieties of roots cultivated for this purpose—all of
which are, no doubt, possessed of considerable
.value; yet some are superior to others on account
of their greater hardiness, greater yield, or superi
or richness in the elements of animal food. The
carrot, the beet, the parsnip sad several species of
the turnip, are cultivated for this purpose, and gen
erally with good suceess. Indeed, it matters but
little whether we raise one or other, provided we
only sumeed in raising enough; this is the main
object to be attended to. If we are so circumstan
ced as to render a crop of English turnips more
easy to accomplish than either of the aforemen
tioned ones, and can secure a liberal anl constant
supply of the roots to our animals during the win
ret, we ought to be content and thankful; for not
withstanding the amount of nutritive in this root is
small, compared with that contained in the i ruts
bag-a, yet this deficiency may be easily counterbal
anced by giving an increased quantity. In, this
way the English turnip is made to equal in value
other roots, while it is produced at far less exp nse.
When Nye have the requisite means, we s ould
plant beets, carrots, potatoes, Ecc., all of which will
afford an agreeable, salutary, and palatable diet for
neat stock, and are much cheaper than hay or grain
in carrying them through the winter.
COAL TAR.—Recent experiments have demon=
pirated the fact that Coal Tar may be used success
fully as a substitute for paint. A correspondent of
the Agriculturist says:
" I thir.lt it wonld be well to call the attention'of
farmers to the use of Coal Tar as paint. The tar
produced in the coal gas works, is extensively used
in England for painting fences, out-buildings, &c.,
and is being rapidly uttroduced into this country,
also. It never alters by exposure to the weather,
and one or two good coats will last many years. It
is the cheapest and best black paint - that can be
used. Out-buildings are painted with it; our .
apparatus, also, and even the iron pipe we place
in the ground is coated with it. I think if its ad
vantages were fully known, it would be generally
used. throughout the Unit td States. The govern
ment soak the bricks used in bnirding the fort at
Throg's Neck, in this tar, which renders them im
pervious to water, and posts painted• with it are
protected from rot when in the ground, as effectu
ally as though they had been charred. 4
Thus tar is very cheap—can be had. in all our ,
cities—and is undoubtedly one of the best articles
that can be bad for protecting iron from rust, or
wood from decay.
THE ricDI9O3TERD TrILANT4.—It ie well for the
men that the women do not know what tyrants they
might be by being gentle. They might have the
world at their feet.
Mat Wcls* IS ilk
When 1 was a young lad, my Miler one day
called me lo him that he might teach me htni tn .
tell what o'clock it weir. He told -int the tise of
the minute finger and the hour hand, and described
to me the figures on the dial plate until I was per
fect in my part,
No sooner Was 1 finite' fibliter of this additional
knowledge, than t set off scampering to join my
companiinis at a game of marbles; but my father
Called me back again; "Stop, HUmphtey," said
he, " I have something more WWII you."
Back again I went, wondering what else T had
got to learn, for I thought Iknew all about tbeekick,.
quite as well as my lather dill.
" Humphrey,'' said he, " I have taught yew to
know the time of day, I meat now teachsou . how
to find nut the time of your life.",
All this was strange to me, so, I waited rather
inpatiently to hear how my fathe4. would explain
it, for I wanted sadly to go to my marbles.
"The Bible," said he, describei the age of man
In be three score and ten, or four score years. Now
life is very uncertain, and you may not life a .sin
gle day longer; but if we divide the four se orc
years of an old man's life :into twelve parts, like
the dial of a clock, it will allow alrnostseven years
for every figure. When ahoy is seven years old
then it is-one o'clock of his life, and this is the case
with yon; ivtir ri you arrive at fourteen years itwill
be two o'clock with you; and when at twenty one.
years, it will be three o'clock, should it please (god
thus to spare your life. In this manner you may
always know-the time of your life, and looking at
the clock may, perhaps, remind- you of it. My
great-grandfather, according to his calcelatien, died
at twelve o'cloek ; my grandfather at eleven, and
my father at ten. At what boor you and I shall die
Humphrey, is only known to Him to wham all
things ale, known."
Never r ince then have I heard the inquiry, " what
o'clock is it nor do I think that I have even look
ed at the Lice of the cloak, without being reminded
of the words of my father.
I know not my friends, what o'clock it is with
you, but I knew very well what time it is with my
self, and that if I intend to do anything in this world,
which hitherto I have neglected, it is high time to
set about it. The words of my father have given a
solemnity to tha dial plate of a clock, which' it nev.
er would perhaps have possessed'in my estimation,
if these had not been spoken.
Look about you, my friends, I earnestly entreat
you, and now and then ask yourselves what o'clock
it is with -ou. ,
R,EvEscr..—" Father, forgive them." Gti, proud
infidel, search the ponderous tomes of heathen lear
ning, explore the works of Contncious, examine
the precepts of Seneca and the writings of Socrates
—collect all the excellencies of ancient and modem
moralists, and point to a sentence equal• to this sim
ple prayer of our Saviour.
Reviled—crowned with th orns, and led away' to
die ! no annihilating curse breaks from fwt tenet
ing heart. Sweet and placid as the aspirations of
a mother for her nursling, ascencbliPthe prayer for
mercy on his enemies, " Father, forgive them."
Oh, it was worthy of its origin, andstamps with the
brightest seal of troth that his mission was from
Acquaintances, have you qtrarrelled f Friends
have you differed ? If he who was pure anlperfeCt
forgave his bitterest enemies do you well to cher
ish your anger ? Brothers, to you the precept is im
perative ! You shall forgive, not severs tinsels,- but
seventy times seven. Revenge if as incompatible
with happiness as it is hostile to reason and reli
gion. Let him whose heart is black with misfit*
and studious of revenge, walk through the flehli
while clad in verdure and adorned with ftowers; to
hie eye there is no beauty, the flowers to him ex
hale no fragtance. Dark as his soot, nature is rob
ed in deepest sable. The smiles of beauty light
not up his bosom with joy—but the furies of hell
rage in his breast, and render him as-iniserable 'as
he could wish - the object of his hate. But let hint
lay his hand on his heart and say, "revenge, least
thee from me; Father, forgive me, as I forgive rey
enemies," and nature will assume a new and de
lightful character. Then, indeed are the meadow.
verdant and:the-flowers fragrant, then is tbo music
of the grove delightful to the ear, and the smile of
virtuous beauty lovely to the soul.
Worts.—Head work is the hardest work in
the world. The artisan feels this if at any time he
has to spend a whole day in calculation. All men
of learning testify to the same truth, and meagre
frames and sallow complexions tell a plainer tale
than their words. Sir Edward Coke, the great
English lawyer, spears thus concerning his great
work : While we were in hand with these km
parts of the Institute, we often having oecathen to
„go into the country, did in some sort envy the state
of the honest ploughman and other nieehanics. For,
one when be was at work, would merrily siog r and
the ploughman:allistlesomeselfpleasing totter, ind
yet their work proceeded and succeeded ; but he
that takes upon himicif to write,.doth captivate all
the faculties and powers both of his mind and body,
and must be only attentive to that which he coffee
teth withont any expression of joy or cheerfulness
while he is at work. Will not these words breathe
a degree of consolation to many who heedlessly
coi.sider that all toil: is confined to the working
CLEANLLICE IL—There is a kind of anxious clean
liness which is always the cliaracteristic'ef a slat,
tern; it is the 'superfluous scrupulosity of guilt,
dreading discovery and shunning suspicion. It is
the violence of an effort against habit, which be
ing impelled by external motives, eiumot stop at
the middle point.
Ecosomr.—it What are ye afther Barney?
" Writing a letterstm't -
" And where would ya be ether sendin' it to."
" lt's not Qty intention td send it all. Isn't a
copper as good in pocket as in the post officer