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W A N I) A :
sto op filo ruin!), ervlrmber 17, 1858.
c itittttly V,ottrg.
THE ABIDING AND THE FLEETING.
firlr joys, how false and fleeting !
Vanithing within the hour;
En“ inu,ky wegt•winds beating,
Came ar d wither every flower.
Can I in the verdure aladden,
l'asunr! now its grateful shade,
Whch the autumn storms must saiden,
And whose falrest leaves must fadel
Seeke,t then life's fruit's to win!
, natch the moment's share !
These to iitten trill begin.
Let the other> blossom there.
Think! thy vale of joy, and giver,
Chantfcs with each shower of rain;
In •he ,atne tran , parent river
Thou wilt never bathe again.
111 , nu ib self art ever changing!
Forms tbat now before thee rise,
fa'acv , and wnile hrgh ranging.
Thon I , eltuld'ist with other eyes.
Vant•ited are the lips that gladly
- Once bestowed love's food embrace,
tr.l the foot that boldly, madly
Trod the hunter's mountain chase.
And the hand that for thy brother
IN,.bly worked in weal and wo.
Everything is now another;
Swift they come and noiseless go,
AU the fortn'that bears thy name,
Standing now where thou blot stuOti
Like a wa.e of ocean came.
And rejoins its :wire flood.
To beginning let completion
Farm , in the harmonious rhyme ;
Let thy spirit's swift fruition
Yrt oittruip the Bight of time,
Cali for aye thou mayest . inheritt,
Mortal of the muses blest!
The ideal bef,,re thy spirit,
The reirard within thy breast.
Interesting Chapter on Snakes
A ;lapel was lately read before the Boston Socie-
Natural iln-tory, from Dr. W. .1 Burnett, on
:eriarae . er and habits of the 'rattlesnake. The
had been experimenting on two or three
ale is of this animal, and announces the die-
-..•r of numerous embryo poisonous tangs in the
:du of the snake. immediately behind the outward
r. The u•e of these hidden weapons of de
ca.n•n arrears to be to supply the plate s of the
fan_• of the serpent, when they get broken
?sworn nut to service. It also appears that the
, r 2 fall , . (Iwo in number) which are used in in
the deadly bite of the rattlesnake, are na
I , lllr shed every fear,,years, when they are not
7ye.i iy accrd•nt or wear, and the reserve tangs
, cificien . ly numerous to meet the worst emer•
From minute microscopic examinations
rrueture of these teeth, Dr B concludes that
•re are two canals on each fang, only one of which
invele the Poison to the woun I Respecting the
rawer of the poison itself, the Doctor remarks as
There a good reason to believe that its action is
iame upon all living things, vegetable as well
sif.rnal It is even just as fatal to the snake it
is ton her animals ; for Dr Dearing informed
t!.a: one of l.is specimens, after being irritated
annoyed in his cage an moving suddenly, as
alt Week one of its fangs into its own body ;
v..c.n rolled over and died as any other animal
riald have done. Here, then, we have the re.
trtable, and perhaps unique, physiological fact
rpi,l secreted directly from the Wood, which
, res deadly whim introduced into the very source
;he Mood) from which it was derived.
la order to sc-ntini7e, bythe aid of a microcope,
I:.e Opera' too of this deadly agent on the blood, Dr.
Game:. stupefied one of the fiercest of his snakes
'' 7 ;;:n2 chloroforni upon his head.
Tirer'‘ live or thiry drops being allowed to fall*
! ea I . one slowly .. after the other, the sound
a iegta foully died away:, and in - a few mi
he was wholly under the agent, He was
adrolily seized behind the jaws with the thumb
arid lia2er, and draaged from the cage and allowed
letu-cluve : in this state a second per
re,,l li, of to
. prevent his coiling around the
rot of .1 e fn4. while a third opened his month,
"d with a pair of forceps pressed the fang upward,
flow of poison which was received on the
end at the scalpel. The snake was then returned
into tie cage.
Blood Was then extracted from a finger for close
microscopical examination. 'The smallest quantity
aft he poison being presented to the blood between
glasses, a change was immediately perceived;
the corpuscles ceased to ran and pile together, and
remained stagnant, without any special alteration
°l6l naaltire. The whole appearance was as though
ua ritantrof the blood had been suddenly destroy
eJ,exactly as in death from lightning . This agrees
)66 With another experiment performed on a fowl,
where the whole mass of the blood appeared quite
liquid, and having little coagulable power.
Or. Burnett is of opinion that -the physiologica l
action of the poison of a rattlesnake in animals is
Lis of a most puvi ciful'sedative, acting through.the
blood on the nervous centres. He supporta IMO pco*
taloa by the remarkable tact, that its fall ad coin-
Plele antidotes are the moat active stimulants
of these alcohol (commonly in the form of rum or
xbiskey) is the hot. This remedy is well,known
the South, and there ails tome twenty.eve an
%sane cases on record, proving than a person Buf
feting, from the bate of a rattlesnake may drink from.
4 / a to two quarts of clear brandy and eventually
re4l Cr —Harlford Times.
When people imagine they are about to SOW to
411;rd heavens, then let thew look out for a ten!
On the first day of March, 1811, Mehemet Ali
perpetrated a crime which aver afterwards rendered
his name infamous. He collected all the Mame
luke Beys in the north of Egypt in the citadel at
Cairo. He gave out that he wished them to share
in the ceremony of investing his son Jonsam with
the oraftan. It was 'remarked on the morning of
that day that the sun rose the color of blood, and
the lace of the pacha looked dark and troubled ;
but at times he cleared it np with a smile of kind
ness to deceive his victims. The Beys came mount
on their \ finest Arabian horses, in their magnificent
uniforms, forming the most supeib cavalry in the
world. The pacha presented them with coflee, and
paid them all honor. At length they were cnm
manded to move in procession from the citadel.—
Moan while Mehemit Ali placed himself on a ter
race, seated on a carpet, and calmly smoked his
Persian pipe. He took care to be so situated that
be could see all that was to take place below. I-Ve
permitted the procession to reach the critical point;
he then ordered the gates of the citadeLto be closed
upon the hitherto unsuspecting Mamelukes. When
the portciillis tell behind the last of the proud pro
cession, they were at once hemmed in like a ship
in the lock of a canal. Before and around them
there iviis...nothing bat blank pitiless walls and bar.
red windows, and the only opening upward toward
the bright blue sky. Mehemit Ali waved his hand,
and forthwith the heights above bristled. with guns.
The caged and defenceless warriors had only time
to look around thern_with one stare of surprise, in
dignation and despair, when every musket was
fired, and most of them fell at'once beneath the
shower of bullets. Volley after volley flashed from
a thousand guns upon this devoted band. They
met their late nobly. Some calmly crossed their
arms on their mailed bosoms; some covered their
turbaned heads in prayer; some drew their flashing
I sworas, and uttered fierce curses—all in vain.—
One sprang rapidly beneath the deadly fire into a
red and withering mass. He spurred his charger
over heaps of his slaughtered comrades, and his
noble Arabian fairly leaped the battlements ; and,
although the poor animal was killed by the dread
ful fall, the rider escaped, amid the storm of bullets,
and found safety first in the sanctuary of a mosque,
and next in the desert. Four hundred Mamelukes
were slaughtered in the citadel.
A Pearecx NVire.—Edmund Burke, the diatin
guished orator, presented his wile on the anniver
sary of their marriage, his idea of a " perfect wile,"
which is supposed to be a true perirait of Mrs.
Burke. Ii is certainly a lovely picture, worthy of
the pen of the author of " The Essay on the So
'blime and Beautiful.", The following passa,ges are
The character of —,
She is handsome, but is beauty not arising from
features, from complexion or from shape. She has
all three in a high degree, but it is not by these that
she touches a heart; it is all that sweetness of tem•
per, benevolence, innocence, and sensibili , y, which
a face can express, that forms her beauty. She has
a lace that just raises your attention at first sight;
it grows on you every momenti.and you wonder it
did no more than raise yonr attention at first.
Her eyes have a mild light, but they awe when
Ellie pleases; they command like a good man out
of off►ce, not by authority : but by virtue.
Her stature is not tall, t=he is not made to be the
admiration of every body, but the happino,s of
Sire has all the firmness that does not - exclude
Delicacy—she has all the saltless that does not
Her voice is soft, low music, rtof formed to rule
in public assembles, but to charm those who can
distinguish a company from a crowd ; it has its ad
vantage—you most come close to her to hear it.
To describe her body, describes her mind: one
is the transcript of the other; her understanding is
not shown in the variety of matter it exerts itself
on, but in the goodness of the choice she maks.
.She does riot display to so much in saying or do
ing-striking things as in avoiding such as she ought
not to say or do.
No person of so few years can know the world
better; no person was ever less corrupted by the
-Fier politeness flows rather from a natural dispo
sition to oblige, than from any rules on that subject.,
and therefore never fails to snike tliose who under
stand good breethru;„ and those who ,do not.
She has a steady and firm mind, which takes no
more (root' the solidity of the female character than
the solidity of marble does from its polish and Ins
tre She has such virtues as make us value the
truly great of our,own sex. She has all the win.
ning graces that make us love even the faults we
see in the weak and becitiful in hers.
(ex Some exchange paper illustrates the ad
vantages of a "division of labor" b}• the following
anecdote :—A certain preacher was holding• With
to a somewhat wearied congregation, When he
rt lifted up his eyes" to the gallery, and beheld a
youngster pelting the people below with chestnuts
Domini was about to administer ex cathedra a sharp
and stringent reprimand for his flagrant act of im
piety and disrespect, but the youth, anticipating
him, bawled out as the top of his voice,—" You
mind your preaching, daddy, and IV keep 'ern
'No Accourrroto roe TUTI—Ta the early part ot.
the eighteenth century, a farmer frond the little vil
lage otTadoastes was condemned to suffer the ex
treme penalty ol tho law, for cow stealing; his
wife called to'see him a few days Frisian to his.
execution to she ber last:tarewell, when she wired
iihe would like to have-the children see him ex
ecuted, to which he promptly replied,." No, what
must they come tore" She replied, " you unjust
as you always was ; you never want the children to
have a bit of pleasure."
PUBLISHED EVERY SATURDAY AT TOWANDA, BRADFORD COUNTY, PA., BY E. O'MEARA GOODRICH.
Massacre of Ike Manielukes.
REASAWDLESS OF DENUNCIATION rim* !LSI QIIMITEa."
& 'Printer's Lille
Printers, it is said, nniveasally die at an early age.
This is doublees caused by the noxious effluvia
arising from the type, and want of exercise, constant
employment, and the late hour to which their work
is prolonged. There is no other class of human be
ings whose privileges are so few, whose labor so
continuou4, and whose wages are so inadequate, as
printers. If a " typo" be a man of 11=4, he is
debarred the privilege of enjoying their societj a t
all times because his hours of labor are almost end
less, and his moments of leisure so few, that they
must be spent in sleep to recruit his exhausted en•
ergies, and prepare him fur the renewal of his toil.
Pyor fellow, he knows nothing of sociability, and
from necessity, is as closely shut out from the worm
as a convict in a prison cell. Truly he Is in the
world yet he knows not al it. Toil, toil, toil, by
night and day, is his late until premature age ends
his existence. For the advancement of reason,
morality and virtue, the cords of his hear: are sun
dered, one by one, and when his race is run, and
time to him no more, he goes down to the grave
ulicareil for and unknown, although his existence
has been sacrificed for the benefit of his race.—
When we hear mechanics crying out against op
pression, and demanding certain hours for labor and
rest, we cannot but reflect upon the situation of our
own craft; how every moment of their lives is
forced into service to earn a bare subsistence, and
bow uncomplainingly they devote themselves for
tho good of the same public who wear them as a
loose garment, to be donned when convenient and
doffed when no longer needed.
Printers are almost universally pax men ; and
for two reasons. The first one is they rarely ever
receive a fair compensation for their services. And
the second is, that inured to continual suffering, pri
vation and toil, their purse.etrings are ever untied
at the biddings of charity, and the bard earned
dimes are Neely distributed for the relief of their
fellow men. Thus it is that they live poor, and,
alter death, it a suitable reward does not await them
sad indeed, must be the beginning, the existence ;
arid the end of the poor " typos."—Richmond Re.
WASHING SHECP.—Once upon a time, when the
subject of temperance was being freely discussed,
the citizens of a little town in the western part of
Massachusetts called a meeting to talk over thorned.
ter. There had never been a temperance society
in this place, but after some discussion it was voted
to form one. They drew op a pledge of total ab•
stinence, and agreed that it any member of the ma
ciety broke it he should be turned oat.
Before the pledge was accepted, Deacon D. rose
and said he had one objection to it: he thought
Thanksgiving Day ought to be free for the mem•
bets to take something, as he could relish his din
ner much bett.,r at this festival it he took hie glass
M. L thon4lit the pledge wee not perfect. He
didn't care anything about Thanksgiving, bat his
family always made a great account of Christmas,
and he couldn't think of sitting down to dinner then
without something to drink. He wee willing to
give it up on all other days, and, in fact, that was
the only time when he cared anything about it.
Mr. H. next rose, and said he agreed with the
' other speakers, except in the time. He didn't think
mnch of Thanksgiving or Christmas, though he
/liked a little at any time, There was one day, how
ever, when he must have it, and that was on the
Fourth of July. He always calculated upon having
a "regular drink" upon that occasion, and he
wouldn't sign the pledge II it prevented him hoot
Squire S., an old farmer lollowed Mr. B. He was
not in the habit of taking anything often, but muss
have something when he washed his sheep. He
would sign the pledge if it gave him the privilege
of imbibing when he washed sheep Why, he
considered it dangerous for him to put his hands in
cold water, without something to keep him warm
Af . er some consideration, it was concluded that
each member of the satiety should take his own oc
casion to dtink—Deacon D. on Thanksgiving, L. on
Christmas, &c The pledge was signed by a large
number, and the society adjourned in a flourishing
condition, after it shot•.ld be 'he duty of the members
to watch each other, to see that they did not break
The nest morning D. walked to his neighbor's
yard, who, by the way, %%as Mr. S', the sheep man,
wondering, as it was a bitter cold morning, whether
S. was yet up. He met his neighbor coming out of
the house, and, to his surprise, gloriously drunk—
or, to use a very modem phrase, " burning a very
" Why, S," exclaimed the astonished deacon,
." what does this mean, sir ? You have broken your
pledge, and disgraced our society and the temper
" Not—hic—as you know; no--hic—deacon.''
I haint—hie—broke the—hie—pledge, deacon."
" Certainly you have, sir, and li ghat! report you
to the society. Yoe agreed oot to drink except
when you wash sheep. You cannot make me
think you-are going to wash such a cold day as
" Follow me, deacon."
S. waded for the barn, and' the deacon followed.
On entering the duor,the deacon saw a large wash
tub standing on the floor, with an oldrato tied to it,
the poor animal shaking dreadfully with cold, and
" HlC—there, d-deacoo, n said 8 , pointing to the
sheep with an air of triumph, " that old—hic—nwa
has been washed six timeethis--his—nierning, and
l— his—ain't done with him—hie—lett"
_The deacon "retired.",
Obedish thinks the ?tee of Knowledge' was
the birch tree, the twigs oL which have done mote
to make a msn acquainted with arithmetic, thane
the other members of the vegetable bringdoM coM
No other animal is placed in circumstances which
tend an continually to sharpen its wits as the rat;
nor does any other appear to be of more approve
ble nature. He is a moat intelligent 'family, being
related to the beaver. And in civilized countries
he is not a wild creature ; for he follows the progress
of civilization and adapts his own habits of life to it
so as to avail himself of its benefits.
Wheresoever man goes, rat follows or accom
panies him. Town or country are equally agreea
ble to him. He enters upon your houses as a ten
ant at will, (hisrown, not yours,) works out for him
sell a covered way in your walls, ascends by it from
one story to another, and leaving you the larger
apartments, takes possession of the space between
floor and ceiling, es an entresol for himself. There
he has his parties, and his revels and his gallopades
[merry ones they are,] when you would be asleep,
if it were not for the spirits widi which the yootri
and belles of rat land keep np the hall! over your
head. And you are more fortunate than most of
your neighbors, if he does not prepare for himself
a mausoleum behind your chimney piece or under
your hearth alone; re ire into it when he is about to
die, and very soon ['fiord you full proof that though
he lived,like a hermit, his relics are not in the or
der of sanctity. You have then the additional com
fort of knowing that the spot so appropriated will
henceforth be used either as a common cemetery
or a family vault. In this respect; as in many oth
ere, nearer approaches are made to us by inferior
creatures than are dreamed of, in out philosophy.
The adventurous merchant ships a cargo for some
distant port; rat goes with it. Great Britain plants
a colony at Botany Bay, Van Dieman's Land, or at
the Swan River; rat takes the opportunity of colo
nizing also. Ships are sent upon a maga of dis
covery, rat embarks u a volunteer. He doubled
the stormy Cape with Diaz, arrived at Malabar in
the first European vessel with Gus, disiovered
the New World with Columbus, and took posses.
own of it at the 'same time, and circumnavigated
the globe with Magellan, and with Drake, and
Werustas.—The wedding entertainments of old
er. times were very expensive and harrassing to the
wedded. The house of the parent would be filled
with company to dine; the same would stay to tea
and sapper. For two days punch wu dealt out in
prolusion. The gentlemen saw the groom on the
first floor and then ascended to the second floor,
whets they saw the bride ; there every gentleman,
even to one hundred in a day, kissed her. Even
the plain friends submitted to these things. I have
known rich families which ha.) one hundred and
twenty persons to dine—the same wbosigned thei r
certificate of marriage at the monthly meeting;
these also partook data acd sapper. As they for
mally passed the meeting twice, the same enter-
tainment was repeated. Two days the male friends
would call and take punch; and all would kiss the
bride. Besides this, the married parr for two entire
weeks saw large tea parties at their home, having
in attendance every night the groomsman and bride
maids, to avoid expense and trouble, friends have,
since made it sufficient to pass but one meeting.—
When these marriage entertainments were made,
it was expected also that punch, cakes, and meats,
should be sent out very generally in the neighbor.
hoed, even to those who were not visitors in the
A DIACOVERIt.-A certain deacon in one the bias
sachusetts towns, afro was a sery zealous ;advocate
for the cause of temperance, some years sirce, one
hot summer's day, employed a carpenter to make
some alterations in his parlor. In repairing a cor•
r.er of the mop-board near the fire place, it was
found necessary to remove the fire-board; when,
lo! a " mare's nest" was brought to light, which
astonished the workman most mavellously. A
brace of decanters, iundry jugs, bottles—all con
taining "something to take`•-a pitcher and tum
blers, were cosily reposing there in snag quarters.
The joiner, with wonder stricken countenance, ran
to the proprietor with the intelligence
" Well. I declare," exclaimed the deacon, " that
is curious, surely. It must be that old Capt. B. left
those there when he occupied the premises, thirty
" Perhaps he did," returned the discoverer ; "but,
deacon, that ice in the pitcher must have been
well congealed to have remained : solid so long a
time !" •
THE vteras' FANO.—The fang of a viper is a tri
vance. ft is a perforated too It loose at the mot; in
is quiet state lying down flat upon the jaw, hut
furnished with a muscle, which with a jerk, and by
the pluck as it were of a string suddenly erect—
Under the tooth close to its root, and communica
ting with the perforation lies a small bag contain•
ing the venom. When the fang is raised, the otos
ing iaw presses its root against ibe bag underneath ;
and the force of its compression sends out the fluid'
and with a considerable impetus through the tube
in the middle of the. tooth. What mere unequivo
cal or effectual apparatus toed be devised, lbs . the
doable perpfte of at enee inflicting the wound and
injecting th. poison! Yet though lodged in die
mouth, it is so soastituted, as in its inoffensive and
gleam' state not to interfere with the animal'. op
dmasy ogles of receiving its Axel. ft has been ot.
served also, that none of the harmless serpents, the
black snake, thebtind worm, &0., have these fur,
bet teeth of an equal . size, net moveable u this is,
but fixed in the jaw.
SAGACITY ovs Docr.- - 41te Albany Reickerbooker
gives an aeoostat of a dog belonging to one of its
carries" The Genies fell sink, sent Out a bey to
deliver the papers, who, bektgiusepairsted with
the rowed, wiesseempanied by tbedog, whestop.
pout as tlas door of runty subscriber and wagged bit
tail, never niiseing onis is a list ofsist buttered. At
the door of all subscribers who had not paid for a
long time, the dog was heard to bowl.
Scene In aßread Car
[Train just on the point of starting. Enierhurried
ly a young married couple
Young husband —Make baste, Bessy, no lime to
be lost. Here's a seat.
Young wife (anxiously glancing at a' bundle in
her arms.) -George, isn't there too much: air comes
in here? I'm afraid the baby will take 'cold.
Young husband (good hunmvedly )-Not a bit of
it. He'll get along famously. •
Young wife—But I'm so uneasy you know. I
wonder if there's been any small pox here or mea.
sles, or hooping cough? Do please ask the con
YoUng husband.—Nonsense ; you mutat% think
about such things. Remember me .to the old
folks and don't let them spoil the Hole fellow.—
Good bye! Time's up; I must be oft.
Young wife (detains him.)—Stop a minute
George, they won't go just yet. Mind and take good
tare of yourself; arid be sure to write to me often.
You'll find all your things put nicely away in the
two lower drawers. There is a dozen shirts, seven
pair of stockings, fuur pair 'drawers, six pair--
Young husband (turning to leave.)—l know,
know. Never mind about them now. I dare say
I shall find them all right.
Young wite.--And George, one word more, orgy
Young husband.—Well, what is it Bessy Be
Young wile.-1 he wash woman Don't let her
charge you over half a dollar a dozen. She has
got now of yours—(Bell rings )
Ydung husband (hastily moving away) yes, yes,
I'll see to it.r,
Young wife (calling him track and speaking
quickly,)count the pieces before yin, send them.—
Those people are so careless. Who will sow your
buttons on, while I am gone, I wonder 1 (Husband
gels figety.)No don't be in inch a hurry, that's a
dear. I been', hail—
Young husband (looking ow.)—lndeed, Beg.sy,
I can't stay any longer. Don't you see the cars are
beginning to move.
Young wife—so they are, I declare.—But, George
—he turns around abruptly—won't you kiss the
baby berme you go ?
Young husband look. round half shame laced at
the other passengers. The anxious mother unwraps
the mysterious little bundle and discloses a tiny
face nestling in among a world of frills and em
broidery. Young husband mamba's hurried kiss,
and then hastened away, and with a laugh and A
very red face, just as the train is beginning to gath
er speed. Young wife looks sorrowfully out of the
window for a moment ; but presently brightens op
and kisses her hand to her young husband standing
on the platform.
(Kr An Irishman employed abort a store in flos•
ten, was one day surprised and delighted by tile
entrance of an old acquaintance. Alter a minute's
jollification, the caller left, when l'at'e employer
said to him :
" So, Pat, you knew that chap in the old coot
" Och, an' sore I did ; and it's lucky the day I
met him here. Ili, granlather was a gineral; his
father wss a gineral; an' he'd ha' been a gineral
hisself if he'd not come away."
" But what was he after an your pockets? I
thought I saw him pot his fingers in them, rather
Clapping his hands to his pockets, Pat ascertain
ed that both watch and pocket book were miss
" Murther!" he crieJ, gesticulating like a whale
with a dozen harpoons in his side, " the chafe! the
spalpeen ! the come ! I knew him well, wid all
his family. His p,ran'father was hanged, an' his
father was hanged, an' he'd been hanged hisself, tf
he'd not ran away "
RAIN IN 'CHF: U. S.—A paper submitted to the As
sociation for 'hel Advancement of Science by Prof.
Blodget, of the Smithscinian,lnstiMie, slates the fol
lowing interesting.fac's :
The portion of ihe continent. east of the Rocky
Mountains differs esseritially fiord the western por
tion and from Europe in regard to the diAtibution
and amount of rain. 1 - s fall is symmetrical and
general, not irregular and local.
Ttie actual amount falling annually if greater in
Uw countrica. and decreases w i th the elevation,
It is greater in the Missimmitpi valley than on the
Atlantic coast in "the same kai title by about one. ,
It is less nn the Alleghenies than on the Atlan
tic coast in the same Nilo& by about one-eighth
The law of distribution is deduced as one of reg
olar decrease in temperature, wheiter that decrease
of temperature is due to increase eievation of Itibh
The soaren e:)f sopply of moisture aro considered
as tying below the surface atmosphere.
(Kr Table-talk, or knocking, sometimes leads
to embarrassing results, as is proved by the follow
ing gossip, current at Berlin. A-party met the oth
er night and based a ehain, and when the Bold
was in movement, a married lady present put the
" How mail abatises have IV'
Tap, tap, tap, tap--or four, replied the table.
"True; wooderlul!" exclaimed the lady, and
Franily her husband earns la, and asked the
Tap, tap,—or two, wu the answer.
The effect produced by this may be better don.
cased than described. This might be termed....
amindslose table talir.n
elisPdonle hews, soapy, azuf tell me what the
gar eimecis are?" ' Pepper, 'enuistani, salt, and
sisegati-theftes what mammy always seasons
CunhaShag Too Much Land
The farmers generally attempt to cultivate too
much lan.l. The disadvantages from ibis
are many and obv.iiiir. li is no exaggeration
to say, that the hunk culiira:ed to this country are
capable, under it high butte of cultivation, ul produ
cing twice as much as they now produce.
When will our farmers hill appreciate this fact?
There is no one thirg that contributes pc> much in
retard our Agricultural progress as Ihe•folt.l of cul
tivating too much land.
.•, / lr y lie firm place no harmer ahould think of man
aging 70 or a 100 tiered of land with one or two
men. Ii is bad economy to do so; nothing can be
expected born it but poverty,—poverty of both land
and purse. Ilow much better it won't] be to cohi
vale hail the number of acres and do it well It
costs just as much to plow an acre that will yield
ten bushel of coin, as one that will yield 80 or 100
bushels. The difference in hoeing would I e the
some. It would regnire the same ament of fenc
ing in one case as in 'the other, and the mine tax
will have to be paid on each. IVhy not therefore,
plow less and plow deeper Why not cultivate
less land and manure more? Farmers, many of
them, appear to for.:et that they have a good pro
ductive larm just underneath the one they are cul
tivating, ecoally cud perhaps mach more productive
thun the one on the MI: face.
Tutu up the farm then, and use a deep sub soil
phiw—expose 11 to the action of the sun and frost,
and thereby double your crop.
But the surface farm—if there are any scruples
about disturbing - the one immediately underneath
—may be greatly increased in productiveness by
properly manuring it. Let a portion of spring
work be devoted to carting out manure on the land
that is to be cultivated. Be assured that no labor
will better pay. It any one has doubt on the sub
ject, let him try an acre of thin land without and
another with manure. And if he desires to be mote
utilitarian to his investigation let him deduct the
cost of the manure for the raloe of increased crop,
and it will be found much better to manure one,
r' welt than to cultivate two withaut manure.
But let him try the experiment of both plowing
Jeep and at the same time manuting well, and he
will forever abandon the idea of cultivating more
land than he can cnltivate well.
Farmer l—thiiik of these things; do more—prac
tice them, and our word for it von will never hal e
occasion to regret that you did not cultivate more
PENN AND Tile INDIANS Penn made
himsell endeared to the Indians by his marked con
descension arid acquiescence in their wishes. He
walked wi.h them, sat with them on the ground,
and ate with them of their roasted acorns and hom
iny. At this they exptessed their great delight,
and soon began to show how they could hop and
jump ;:at which exhibition William Perin,to cap the
climax, sprang rp and beat them all ! We are not
prepared to credit such light gayety in o stage goy•
ernor and religious chief; but we have the positive
assertion of a woman of truth, who said she saw it.
There may have been very wise policy in the
menAttre as an act of conciliation with more than
a regiment of sharp shooters. He was then suffi
ciently young for any agility; and we remember
that one 01. the old Journalists among Friends
speak of hint as having naturally an excess levity
of spirits for a grave minister.
MARA FOR LIFF..-1. Choose the path of virtue,
and imitate a high pattern.
2 Do all the gooi in thy power, and let every
action be useful.
3. Cultivate thy mind carefully—it will be a store
of pleasing reflection.
4 Be diligent in thy business, and strictly up
right in all thy dealings.
b. Investigate affairs elms-oy, and engage in them
6. Lay thy plans wish prudence, and be prepared
7. In all difficulties be patient, and overcome
them by peiseverence.
8. Do that first, always, which needs doing
9. Have a place fur everything, and everything
ni its place.
10. In 311 things be economical mean
ne,,s, and combine uulity wtth elegance.
FONT) OT 'ME LEMIRCor4 —We are reminded of
the prayer of a birght. wiay hide three year old,'
of our acquaintance. He was fond of the ludicrous,
and wherever he heard anythin tending that way,
his 'until %vas filled with at. One evening h• had
been listening attentively to a song from his play
mates, something like the following:
4, Old Tucker he FM'drunk.
He fell in die fire and kicked up a chunk.'"
In a short lime, his mother wished to put him ka
bed, He knelt at her knee to say the Lord's Pray•
er, as usual; but the song had got mixed op with
his devotions, and he commenced as Inflows:
"Our t'nthrr who urt in Iletvro—
Fell in the lire and kteßed up a chunk '"
ORIGIN or Tr's. TRU' Foos's-csr.—Wheri Oliver
Cromwell became Protector after the execution of
Charles f , he caused the stamp of the rap of liber
ty to be pined en the paper need by the govern
ment. Soon after the restoration, Charles 11, hav
ing occasion to use some paper or despatches, that
government paper was brought to bim On looking
at it and diseoiering the stamp, he inquired the
meaning of it. On being toff he raid—" Take it
away, I'll have nothing to do with die fool's cap."
(ltr The.science of late has bean brought tor
such perfection in this country and in'Eogland, that
it is of very little use to any body, except to lair
Ote , The original and only genuine ",.spi4.44p- .
ping," is when a drunken fellow knoCks at Ls
neighbor's door, inoteairbf his oWn.