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BY 0. N. WORDEN & J.
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Communications l.-ii- l on vyic l ..n. r:l nit.rt
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rf I In- -lv wlm-li wf n!' -n in.irt Jnii TUulNi w
In a Ivju. i- nf tli-IMiill. Hulls.
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k'n 1 -f J.B FRI??TIK'3-. wliif h will U- -xfuU-l Willi
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Protect the Birds.
Ni tliins can be pleasauttr than to have
these little feathered songsters making
'.heir summer homes iu the vicinity of
j our dwellings. Encourage them, then,
and put up a few boxes that they may
fin 1 couveuieut places where to niso their
iittle families. We do not suppose that
anybody in Lebanon county is meau expect him in the autumn. We have fre
inougb to kill oue of these birds, but still I quently seen thrifty trees of eight or ten
it may do no harm to publish a sectiou of: years' growth completely killed for want
the act pissed April for their
protection. This is it : j
"That from aud after the pasage of this ,
Act, it shall uot be lawful for any per--
wuhiu this I'.miinouweailii to shoot, kill,
or iu any w.iy trap or destroy any blue
bird, swailow, martin, or other iusec'iver-cu-i
bird, at any scasou of the year, under
the penalty of twi dollars." I'amjMtf
J, ucs, ', i'jr -Tl.
nr . I. -I f. tl.a r...Mit
t'.iin.r. Jlie liw covers Luiuu couniy;
an-l irpiu-s to au seasons. ,
It is lr-iuraav b.'lieved that the loss of ;
our fruit and jirain is measurably caused
by the aUt-nce of those birds which cat 1
up the g:ub, worms, insects, Sit., which
i(.fe--t tree", veg-tables, grain. Let there t
be pienty of these bird, and it is sup
posed we should have less losses and much
We onre heard a venerable Maiir. a
Memoir of our State Senate, "stumped" i
ly the word "ime titfroui" he did not
iuow wLat it meant ! Lest some of our
reader thould be iu the same predicament, .
we would say it means any bird which
.. , i
J.,vur$ ,..cfs robins, sap sucker., chip- -
piug lirds, ic. Sit. Ibis, we suppose,
includes most of the waiblers.
Oar farmers, who are annoyed by men
asi buys popping at little birds, have now
only to combine, resolutely, and without
distinction of persons, and punish any one
intruding on their premise and violating
a law ordained for the good of farmers
and all others who live by eating.
FOll FRUIT TREES.
llu lo Ui-simy Muss Insects. Ac
Have any quantity of air-slaked lime
in readiness ; a wheel barrow, with a sui
table box, tub, half-barrel, or something
of the kiud ; have a small shovel, shaped
something like a large butter-spoon, with
a handle from four to six feet
made liUt. Having all things ready, I
then on the first rainy, foggy, or misty day
co-" , j
tho more calm the better load your
barrow and draw under the tree; then
throw your lime right up through the
tree-top, which will cause a volume of
Coating lime, that will envelop the whole
tree-top. The tree being wet, the lime
will readily adhere to every nook and cor-
Eer, so that not the least speck will j
ore, destroying all kinds of insects, kill
ing all mosses, and also cleansing tho
lark of the tree. This must be done bo
fore the buds swell from fall to spring.
When the trees get dry, they will look as gr escape(i from the fort with six chil
if they were covered with snow, or were ' TCD) amo3 whom was Daniel, then about
white washed. The lime that falls to tbe cjgut Jears Thomas, the father, being a
r juud answers as a proper top dressing. I crjrpiej coula not fceep np with tbe family,
Having practiced the above mode an(j was 0Tertaken by two Indians, who
fjr several years, with astonishing results gUffer(;d him to escape in consequence of
it being original with me, having never ; b(,j0g cripple. After Sullivan's expedi
tes it in print I cheerfully give it to ; tion jB 1779 ag,jnst the Indians, Thomas
the public, hoping that thousands may jrown w;th njg family returned to Wy
pat it into practice before the growing j on,ing. Some few years afterwards, Dan
ttouu sets in. As regards the danger ie 3rown ettled at Wyalusing near the
that any injury miobt result from it, I j piace occupjed by tbe Moravians in 1775,
will voiiA f.jr it that there is no dan- ' j .-iipj t. ,hem Froidens-huettcn,
-r to be apprehended.
Never cut at trees after the first of
March, tut ia the fa'.l and winter, com
mencing as soon as the leaves and fruit
ire off. All jour old apple trees aud
l:abs should be carefully burned, the ash-
gathered and strewed broad-cast about
J"-r apple trees. The apple-wood ashe
cm. in - ...,..! f . i t I I. 4 .
T: ;. -,.,, , - ., 1 1 to ns with a supplement containing forty-J-n
rriucin e ho bin pond in tbe whole rr. . . ....
, 'icable kingdom. Lancaster I'nion.
S. C WILT.
Hartleton.Union Co.,ra.,Marcb 4,1859.
The above may not be too late, yet,
'hjir'h- If fr;n(l wilt Lad mnt it. ta m.
'; tnigUt have had it for our readers two
l's earlier. There is probably no "dan-
E -r to tbe fruit ly the mode of cure rcc
Amended, but it may be injurious to the i
'.'i aostri!., hands and clutLin - of the i
r'-'-ioa operating, uulcss juarded aaiutt.
Old, tbio, worn out clothing, "a shocking
Lad bat' bands gloved for once, and over I
the whole head a wet .ilk handkerchief or
some other fabric through which one can
did auu v4iiiiii nuuivi vw
"costume" while throwing up the fine
dust described. With Buch precautions,
the procedure could hardly be detrimental,
and we think is well worthy of a trial.
Fruit trees generally are certainly in a
decaying condition, and efforts must be
. m . . ,1 1.1 i
l put lonu to resiore lucm iiiorouguij uu
make them vigorous and productive
Yot'B Ari'LE trees. Haveyou noticed
their feeble growth and the young fruit in
unusual quaotitit'S? Kemove the dirt from
arouud iLe collar with a hoe, and with your
sharp pointed knife examine for the borer.
Very likely you will find the tree half
ii. i : 1 1 .1. a itnii
girdled with the insect. Most orchards are !
ruined before their ov
ruined before their owners begin to sus-
pect the cause. They presunio that every-
A . -k
Hun. ,a .i.ihl witK lh. Irna hiniio IhA tnn
luiui.ju,..,. ...r. r
rcmaius green ; wtiile tue worm is doing
his work under the bark. Nothing but
vigilance a careful examination of the
collar of the tree twice a year will secure
it against tho borer. If this was not done
last month, let it be attended to now. It
will be some satisfaction to see where the
enemy has beca, and to know where to
of ten minutes work with a sharp knife I
aud a bit of wire. Bore the borer or he
will bore jour trees. Am. Aj.
Maple Sloab. A supply of maple
sugar, made this season, arived here on a
raft yesterday, aud wa. readily disposed
of at fair pricts. The Yankee who in
vested in this article made a handsome
speculation. e tried gome ot toe sugar
iand found it delicious.
The wonder to us j
is that the maple tree is not more gener-
cuhiyated hj tL, mtn m Mt .
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tion. In some of the northern and north
western counties of this State, owners
of sugar camps manufacture thousands of ; country is to-oay, mrougu iw mer
pounds yearly, and sell it at large profit, j chant and bankers, its States, Railroad
To our taste, the maple sugar is preferable i
to the miserable sandy Southern stuff
sold by many grocers. Iltirrisliunj Tel.
PRACTICE WHAT YOU PREACH
T11 ,n. ot of p-erfuTTrrrnons
Elegance of ihoughi and style.
H 'd tr. "M m.od"" PulPils'
Man irum error lo beguile,
E0qUt.uce may charm ihe fancy,
Summon an admiring crowd,
Who surround ihe gifted preacher
Wnh neir praises ong' and oud .
But if tiod's appoinied servants
Would their hearers' conscience reach,
Leading ihem to paths of wisdom.
They must practice what they preach.
Parents ! if your tender offspring
You would lead in ways of truth,
Shielding them from the temptations
Which surround the paths of youth;
Count as vain your time-worn maxims,
And, to make your teachings sure,
Guide them not along by l'recrpt,
But Example, just and pure;
For, to shelter from the tempests
Kin's dark clouds would cast 'round each
Tender flowers oi your protection,
You must practice what you preach.
Teachers ! if, throughout your duties,
Ever faithful you would he,
Not by words, but by your actions,
leach in all sincerity.
Youthful eyes are on you gazing.
louiiuui neans your uiougnis receive;
Ea?erlv thev catch vour accents.
Eagerly your words believe.
Then, beware ! lest by your actions
I. ntrue principles you teach.
And forcet not you musi ever
Sirive to practice what you preach.
Died, in Rrowntown, Bradford county,
March 3d, Capt. Daniel Brown, aged
88 years, 5 months, and 26 days. Thorn
as Brown, the father of Daniel, emigrated
from Connecticut, and settled in the Valley
0f WyoniiDg; be was the father of twenty.
one children, of whom Daniel wa. tbe last
survivor, and two of whom, Thomas and
John, were killed at tbe Massacre. Pa
tience Brown, the wife of Thomas Brown,
where he continued until bis death and is
supposed to be the last survivor of the
11' II Iho inrailn.
great grand children, and 4 great great
Taxes. Guess oobody pays taxes in
Chicago. The Democrat of Monday,comes
Kvca columns of closely printed matter,
representing delinquents of that city for
tbe past year. Not less than ld,0U0 lots
are thus advertised for non-payment- of
taxes ! (A flourishing town !)
High tariffs, says the Washington
"Union," are a necessity whenever enor
mous sums of money are to be railed.
And enormous sums always have to be
raised when the Democratic party is in
power. Lou. Journal.
LEWISIiURG; UNION CO., PA., FRIDAY,
Some of our city coten.por.ries note a
stir ia business, and in such a cheerful
tone a. to induce a prevalent confidence
that tbedark days are over, and that a
vista of indefinite prosperity is opening
befure us. The items upon which the be
lief seems to be based arc, the heavy in
creases of our imports since January 1st
over the corresponding period of last year,
the revival of manufactures, the activity
evinced in auction and other marts of
fabrics, and the heavy rush of strangers to
the cities in uet of good or situations.
The New York Tribune iudicutes some
reasons for believing this prosperity pre
carious if not delusive.
f " : w?s.
i inn nniirii.rv. h a wiiliiu. is
. .;uai.iuuub. rUi -jmiu nv,,
on the average, a poor oue, and we
onnfA ff Kiau nf it til MlO lipllfM OT LuV
pi'Mis a ivjj vk w u w j j
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J "o J i-
...n aim ' nn itiA riroiraeieu raius
I nf last Autumn reduced tlie seedinff lor
j this year, in some parts ouly to a mini-
mum, while the open, broken, capricious
Winter we are now closing has been very
hard on what was sown, while its rains,iu
connection w.tn m m us, au umu,
or last Autumn,
nave greauy res.r,teu x lowing - ;
has mainly been sold at fair prices, that j
mat lasi year vuiiou tiou was iaito, .uu
Tobacco also did well, aud that the South
i. consequently enjoying an uuusual pros
perity, that California continues to pour
out the Gold at a rate of nearly 50,000,
000 per annum ; and still we say that
there exists in this country no exportable
produce, or rational prospect of any, to '
justify au aggregate importation of more
than Three Hundred Millions wortn ol ,
Vnr..i(m I'roJuets in the course of lS5t.
and that, should more be importcd-as is !
threatened by the Custom House returns !
of our City for tho last quarter-then we
must .ink deerer into debt abroad, and j
be exposed to a returning spasm of Re
"II. For be it never forgotten that
. -i l :
nd Canal Companies, and I euerai uov-
eminent, in debt to Europe to the amount
Ul Ik ieU9. AMiVW ..muu.w ...... -
lees in all than Five Hundred i
The annual interest on this
debt i. not leas than Twenty and we think
litis above Twenty hve Millions, vve
ought to export enough annually to pay,
in addition to the cost of our imports, the
interest of this debt and an instalment on
the principal. We Wy probably, export
i... .1.;. ..,.- r.r.oni in.-lii..n than will
tc i.i. J ' V r 1
pa, for our current Import., leaving our
heavv Forcicn Debt to be swelled ia vol-
unit by at least the amount of the year's
interest accruing thereon. Let the capi
talists of Europe be visited by a panic
with regard to the fullness of their secu
rity nay, let a great war impel them to
withdraw their capital from this continent
and use it in invigorating the efforts and
magnifying the resources of their respec
tive countries, and the couscqucnce would
be a disastrouscollapse all over our country.
Is their forbearance a secure basis for
our National prosperity ?
"III. Though there is a present active
demand for the products of Furnace,For
ge., Factories, Mills, &c, and though
those already in being are generally at
work, yet we scarcely hear of a new one
being constructed, a new spindle or loom
about to be put in motion. Manufactur
ing property commands but low rates, as
" - . -
the recent sale of the great Holyoke Wa
"r P"er uu. " , ,
vrur inuus.ry is uuii tipuuiu wu wm.
is and has been it weaker side, and there
is little prospect of any incitement to
"IV. The errors and vices which pro-
duced and precipitated the late Revulsion
are still in full vigor. Our Tariff is so
adjusted as to invite Foreign Fabrics and
repel their producers, whom we should
import instead. Our able and ambitious
youth are attracted to Trade, to the Pro
fessions, to Filibustering of some sort
rarely to any form of Productive Industry.
Advertise to-day for a man to manage a
farm, and three fourths of the responses
will come from men of European birth.
Advertise for a boy in a lawyer's office, a
clerk in a store, a partner in a venture to
Pike's Peak, and two third of the respon
ses will come from native Americans. We
are still, as a people, intent on getting
suddenly rich by some kind of speculation,
tenc by industry. Credit is again expan
ding its sails; we know that goods are
extensively sold in our city this Spring, to
Southern retailers, on a year's credit at
what rates of profit, tbe reader will judge
for himself. Enlarged discounts and dis
tant pay days are the general aspiration.
The lame ducks of 1857 are intent upon
National Bankrupt Law as tbe pool of
Siloam wherein their distemper, are to be
washed away. Our aspiring youth fancy
it easier to win a coffee or a sugar planta
tion under the bead of some Lopez, Wal
ker, or Henningsen, than to bew a farm
oat of the wilderness or break one out of
the prairies. In spite of immense advan
ces in Agricultural machinery, we gtow
less grain per Lead, loss per acre, than our
' father, did fifty years .go. While the -
cra.jt JIniuh . erP r acrej
nearly iMU k last W recurs
has dccidcJ'y Jallen ,. icuiui.n-
b ac mate for producing 5ugr irora jjcbi,
the Sorghum and other saccharine plants, clouds gathering around the tops 01 tne
we are talking seriously of paying One I mountains, and the apring becom.ng full
Hundred and Fifty Millions for a single J of water, he called on h.s domestics, say
tropical island, in order to obtain cheap ing, "Let us go into the field, gather and
I suirar. The new "1J diggings are
j to call tons of thousands of our people
from the axe and the plow to the very base
of the Rocky Mountains in quest of sud
den wealth. In short, our people would
Imtfi and an aptitude for
I anything rather than patient, steady In-
'Hustry. The last "Hog crop" of tlie
. itr . i i .a i. , v, m-tana nr. ifw
I Ure" " " f, f. .
ira rir-pniirinfr tm niiiiiiitt iiit-ii last ivai a
: j, r u.,a. l now sullinir at
f t r-i -
I I I I nM. thisa rf
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rorc nurii r:iri'K a truiuiiai u a n iu tu"3b
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: i:i.i i.:k r ... rP.ra rot
seems uiciy iu iuip u'i ,ut j..
Sheep are beius sold off and killed as reck
jcssl though they were worthless dogs.
j anj js jirt c)je!lp ;3 the We-t and South,
t 0f our T0Ung nloa WJ0 migbt do
s0 are gccur;n(; a (ri4Ct on whieh to found
Lomc. Inst j of lhc 80n, cvc o
, tLriflY firmers are crowding the .tree s
. . , . erianee to air ineir
h Ilin- out 90aD or peddiin:
calico. Every body seems to want to
avoid productive labor and devise some
mode of getting rich by buying and selling
the products of others. On the heel of a
great Revulsion, there are this day four
time, as many living or seeking to live by
traie aj ti,CI.e snould be, whether fir their
own g0j or fjr tuc good of the country."
are among many probable rea-
sons why business men generally, should
carry easy sail, until the storm has fully
blown over. The failure of the last ses-
ion ol Longress to revise me larm, .u
itself renders the present year peculiar,
and if we wish to avoid a recurrence of the
panic of 1857-5!, the greatest caution and
prudence in business must be exercised.
A change in governmental policy would
have re-established confidence. That fail-
ing, the best plan is to keep out of debt,
elu nil I nf bankruntcv.
nu. . j j j - 1 J
The Tribune says it may be mistaken, but
tho commercial sky wears to its view a
portentous and troubled aspect. Asido
from tho chances of a great European
War, there are troubles brewing in Mexi
co and Central America which may involve
even our own country in hostilities whereof
the end is hidden from sight. Better, at
least in times of trouble, earn your living
. .1., i .i - . 1 1. -1 :c . I
by .ure and quiet industry than commit
wealtu to me mercy oi angry nmus mm
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waves J J ullsctUe Miners juurnm.
Colonization of Liberia.
It is the ardent wish, we believe of a
great portion of the JVmerican peoplc.that
the African race among us might be colo-
nized in some country of their own, where
they would h-vc motive for improvement,
and where they would not be perpetually
degraded by tbe superiority of whites.
This is desirable on account of both races,
and would be to tbe advantage of both.
With this belief, it gives ns pleasure to
publish anything showing the advance
ment of Liberia. Rev. John Seys, Gov
ernment Agont for recaptured Africans,in
a letter from Liberia states the follow
"Tbe National fair was beicg held on
our arrival. Instead of a crystal jxtlacf,
tbey bad one much more appropriate, a
bamboo floor and sides, and the roof cov
ered neatly with the palm thatch. I ob
tained a Bcasou ticket, aud mingled in the
throng, to see aud examine the evidences
of Libcrian improvement. I was sur
prised beyond all anticipation, aud could
scarcely realize where 1 was. I can uot
enumerate tbe articles on exhibition, but I
was truly gratified with every department.
Tbe specimens of sugar cane oun not be
excelled in tho West indies, save in tbe
Island of Trinidad. Socks made of silk
of tbe great cotton silk tree of the tropics
is decidedly a triumph ot Siberian ingenu
ity. Never did I believe that tbe short
fibre of the article could possibly be spun
or wove ; but the daughter, of Liberia
have done it. Gunpowder made here, by
a native Liberian, arrested my atteution.
Beautiful furniture, made of tbe superior
wood of the forests, claimed the admira
tion of all. But 1 can only mention,
without commenting upon, the tools man
ufactured berc, the superior iron ore, the
cotton, coffee, cocoa, ginger, corn meal,
arrow root, yams, eddoes and many more,
all giving indisputable evidence of tbe
vast fertility of the soil, of the onward
rapid march in the improvement of the
people of Liberia, and of the consoling
fact that those who labor for their ad
vancement in the art. and scieuce9,or any
good thing, do not labor in vain."
A Lady Robbed. Mrs. Matthew
Clark, a poor widow lady from Selinsgrove,
was robbed of ber pocket book, containing
$3, (it being all the money she had in the
world,) while passing along the platform
of the Pennsylvania Railroad depot at
noon-day. The old lady was for sometime
in creat distress of mind. The facts bav
ins become known to Mr Geo. Garverich,
Jr., he interested himself in ber behalf,
and, aided by a few other gentleman,
furnished ber with money to pay ber fare
home. UarrUburj Tdryrajth.
MARCH 23, 1850.
) m c : T" -.a. hA Cohhith
A owi r ouu w.-
In the fertile valley of fcmmootb.l, ..
'T;'"''" 00 Si4bbath
, e, he for G d or ma . C
mi k.-.u iu , -o
, U1UU, lor mwiua cvcuiug o..... " " -
storm. If you house a thousand sheaves
before it rains, you shall be rewarded for
He was overheard by his grandmother,
a eood old lady of eighty years of age, who
walked supported by two crutcnes. ..e
approaeuc-i u 6- -j-
dost thou consider 1 As
yuuu.ji -''--"' -
! t,r as I can remember, in mT whole life I
: never saw
an ear of corn boused on the
! Ci II..L .1 . 1 .. ,. , .lai.a
been loaded with blessings, we have nev-
cr wanted for anything; it might be uor.e
if there was a famine, John, or a lorig .
contiuuance of bad weather, but thus far
the weather has been very dry, and if the ;
grain gets a little wet, there is nothing
very alarming. 15eides, IjoJ, who gives
the rain, gives the grain alsi.
, " ' ,1 L J.J..
' earnestly beseech you."
1 At these words of the grandmother, all
the domestics came around ber ; the old
est understood the wisdom of ber advice,
but the young treated it with ridicule, and
- said to each other, "Old customs are out
of date ; prejudice, abolished; the world
is now alteicd."
"tjrandmother," said the farmer, "cv -
cry;hinT must have a beginning, but
: there is no evil iu this ; it is quite indif
, ferent to our God whether we spend the
' day in sleeping or in labor, and He will
, be altogether as much pleased to see the
grain in me coru-iuu . io see ,iFoseU
ii the rain ; that wnicu we get unuer
shelter will nourish ns, and nobody can
tell what sort of weather it will be to
morrow." "John, John, within door, and out of
doors are at the Lord's disposal, and thou
dost not know what may happen this eve-
, ( mi I-nnvA.I I am fhir rrranrl
I tuoiuer; i euirea. iueo .or me .ove o.
.i t . . . .i t 4i. i .f
uot, not to worn lo-ua, ; i woum mui-u
rather eat no bread for a whole year.
. .. , . . :i
"Uranumotuer, aomg a mmg ior oue i is gramying iu see inn aucuuuu uc
time is not a habit : besides. It is not a elnnlns to be piJ o tkim ll4 l Jue-
wickedness to preserve one's harvest, and
to better one's circumstances."
"But, John, God's commandments are
always the same, and what will it profit
, tuee to nave me g .u my u
"Ab, don't be uneasy about that," said
John ; "and now, boys, let us go to work!
Time and weather wait for do man."
"John, John," for the last time said : the barn and the workshop, will be fol
the good old lady ; but alas ! it was in j lowed by the lessons of tbe school room,
vain: and while she was weeping and ! Thus practice and science will be combined,
pravjng John was bousing hi. sheaves ; it
n,jjlt De said that they flew, men and
! DtllstSj g0 grelt was the dispatch.
A tuousana sucaves were iu mo oaru
when the first drop of rain fell ; John en -
tcred the bouse, followed by his people,
and exclaimed with an air of triumph,
. .. 1 t il. 1
"Now, grandmother, all is secure ; let tbe j fession or any other they may choose to
tempest roar, let the elements rage, it lit-' engage in. More than half the future
tie concerns me, my harvest is under my presidents, cabinet officers, men in all re
roof." sponsible stations, are to be grown on the
"Yes, John," said the grandmother,
solemnly, "but above thy roof spreads tbe
While she was thus speaking, the build-
ing was suddenly illuminated, and fear
was printed on every countenance.
A tremendous clap of thunder made
the house tremble on its foundations.
"Oh !" exclaimed the first who conld
speak, "the lightning has struck the barn."
All hurried out of doors. The building
was in flames, and they saw through the
root me soeavea uuruiug wuitu uu jut
The greatest consternation reigned
t ., 1 : L-.l :...
among all the men, who but a moment
before were so well pleased. Every one
was dejected and incapable of acting.
The aged grandmother alone preserved all
her presence of mind ; she prayed aud in
cessantly repeated, "What shall it profit
a man if be gain the whole world aud
lose bis own soul ? O ! Heavenly Father,
let Thy will and not ours be done !"
The barn wa entirely consumed ; noth
ing was laved.
The farmer bad said, "I have pat my
harvest under my roof." "But above
thy roof, is the Lord's roof," bad said his
This teaches tbe lesson that all is in the
hands of God, whether ia the field or ia
tbe barn, and what we endeavor to pre
serve from the rain can be reached in any
place by Him who commands both the
rain and thunder. Dr. Wichern.
Twins Dead. The Gettysburg papers
record tbe death of the twin daughter of
I Abraham Guise, of that county, in the
44th year of their age, and adds : "They
were born and reared together never
separated for a single night during their
lives took the same disease, (measles,)
died within a few hours of each other, and
i were buried side by side in the lame grave
At l.30 icr
The Position of the Farmer. Is Killing no murder 7
The intelligent farmer who directs bis We lae always supposed that we luel
energies with the xeal and spirit which in a Christian cuuniry, and that the corn
begin to characterise bis class who b-oks mands and precept i,f the Christian rtli
at his profession with pride and pleasure, gion were generally admitted to be tf
and considers agriculture an art to be as biudiog force. Yet we find in a weekly
sociated with, an l agisted by .cientitie: journal, boasting a large eirctili-i.-n, (we
inquiry, is as far superior to the silkeu j refer to Ijrjrj) a grave vindication tf
dandy, who may think him a clod hupper,
as ono class of be ngi can be to another.
The oue is the prop of the State the
other a trifling exereseoce upon it To
the intelligent farmer, nature unfolds her
beauties as well as Lit bounties. His is
the honest heart, the liberal soul, the ar
duut ruiud, the fresh imagination. He
makes the best of parents and citiiens,the
mo,t disinterested of patriots, llctween
' the well systematized labours of bis life
: are intervals of leisure for general reading
. and improvement, enough to give bin. all
the information uecessary for individual to be the most edectual, the wisest, and
culture an J social enjoyment. Though 1 the most catural revtoge of an outrag-;!
every farmer should first look to the gen- ' husband.''
eral fertility of his farm, as the fouuda-1 In the presence of such a doctrine what
tion on which all improvement are to be becomes of the Christian rule ? Are raor
Uil, be would be utterly wanting in the al and reli.-ious restraint! to be wholly du
true spirit of his prufission, if be did not regarded, and mankind to become the
dciigu, in due time, to crown bis whole avenger of their own wrongs? Is not
work by every domestic comiori aou p-
pr, pria,e rural ornament. The business
; of ,,ricUuM U DO, on. merely of practi-
cat utility. The farmer is not necessarily
a dull swain. Hi pursuits are consistent
with the keenest admiration of the beau -
tiful in nature and art, with the most re-
fined taste, and with all the grace, of cul-
tivated life. He owe. it to himself as a
rational being, girted wi;n all tne capanu -
j '''' ot ,lcc ,0 tDe obligation, of do-
' mcstic duty, and above all lo the devotion
j which we will acknowledge to that gentle
.. . . .. .. .
sex whose sm.Ie. are the crowning bliss
of life.to provide for bis
I ily's enjoyment all the
or 1 1 e , 1 0 provide ior ois own mnu uis iam-
com fort, and em -
bellishment. whieh belong to a mature
civilization. Among other high duties, is
that of properly educating bis children,
And to such of them as are destined to
pursue bis own profession, he should give
much more than that teaching, which
stops at a mere knowledge of the routine
of farm practice.
A good agricultural education is both
scientific and practical. The knowledge
i - t - ..t. l, ...... ,.!.!
wuieu is ueces., io iu.c - i......,
iniemgeui larmer am o u...u
i variety of sources.
tion in our country to know that agri
cultural chemistry is becoming one of the
branches of collegiate instruction, and that
institutions are projected, and indeed in
where the best
every branch of
i farming work will be taught experimen-
; - - -
. tally, practically and scientifically. In
such institutions the labor of the field,
j and the agricultural pupil will become the
Guished farmer. Let me commend such
institutions to your favor, gentlemen, for
. t c e
, me neneui o. jour sous.
1 The first thing for every farmer is to
improve himself, and to see that his chil-
! dren are growing up to adorn his own pro
farms of our country. Now, farmers and
planters, you must grow large crops ; it is
a ercat loss to ouly half cultivate tbe land.
, yoa mujt grow Cu8 catt9 . lt wauij ,e a
: sbain0 tJ perpctUate scrubs. You must
,iriv0 a nors2 l0 ajmira and not one to be
S3hamed of, since in the long run it will
cost no m3re . but above all thing you
mU8t grjw g00lj bos anJ girs fur an
j the coantry wants them it must have
! ,l anij nob0dy in the world is well it-
ualj t0T ginc them iust richt, healthy.
... . . .
uait'U .or laiaiug iucui jua. iiu., uv.i.uj , . .. , - - -J - -
1 vigorous, intelligent, incorrupt as "the far- ! bjs of irici herrings, 1 bbl of whisky, 1
t . 1 v. , , ,. , I bbl of crackers, 15 callon. of whisky, U
mer. Let no day go by, not even in the . ,, .... '. . , P . ... " .
!, ., 'f i bbls of ptckles, bbl of whisky, 12 quart
harvest, without getting a new idea, andlmUiTJ ' ' J 1
see to it, that children
aro gytting new
ideas and right ones.
Statistics of the Banks.
The annual report of the Secretary of
the Treasury, on tbe condition of the banks
of the United States, embraces the ac
counts of fourteen hundred and twenty
six banks and branches, being, with a few
unimportant exceptions, all tbe chartered
banks which were in operation on the first
of January 1859.
Tbe returns for tb last three years give
the following general results :
No.nfbiik and bnnchea
I'tpilal paid ia
6.1.41 '4. HO
Lomn. aod diKOUDt.
liu by other bank.
Notes of otliar bauaa,
Specia 111 add.
Circulation, 4U,7TS..-a !M.Jn.;S
Oue 10 oth-r banks 7.74.a;a S,4li,i
Other liabilities, J,S16,SjO 15,10,147
The capital in New York is represented
at 5101,285,480; in Massachusetts, 61,
819,825; ia Pennsylvania, $24,565,805 ;
in Louisiana, 824,215,089.
The story about walking across the Ni
agara river, just above' the Fall?, is a
1 "cU" upon .lilts.
IN 18 1 3.. ..WHOLE NO.. 780.
Vear, always in Advance.
homicide, whenever committtd ia reveojri
for the violation of domestic peace ani
" In a word," ays this J onrnal, "where
a reasonable ground f r assuming puilt
exists, the party injured may be jistiiiel
in wreaking his vt-ncance iu his own
way upon the party won bas injured biro.
He docs so at bis orrn risk. It is murder
if he be wrong. If he is right, the act is
justifiable. or can this rule be fairly
. ... . ..- .
; impugned, lerr.t, .. as boma. .s nlf
method must, on the whole, be admitted
odij me nw m ue uuu w uc uj, .
the la. of G-l also to be p.,n.J
We grant that much should tc allowed
for the inurmity ot numaa nature, lor
that distress and agitation of mind which;
'may lead an ii.jured husband to brave, or
forget rather, ail conse(iuencs,and destroy
the man who has invaded the sanctity of
bis fireside, ani for ever blasted hi hap.
. ... j ii e J ' I
; piness. cut ao no. .e. us comouu.. s
j distinctions of right and wrong. His re-
: vengeful et maybe paiiiate-J, eicose-I,
J pardoned ; but do uot let it be said thar,
: betcre tne law ot man aaa in me presence
ii .c.cu, . uu
1 A jury, with something ol that spins
which led our baviour to say to the erring
j woman, " I do not condemn thee ; go and
isin no more," may refuse to find a verdict
of guilty in such a cae, but as there was
sin in the one instance, o tLere was criina
, in the other.
It is one thing to make alioicaiice for
the motive, which led to the commission
- of an act, and quite another o juitify the
act itself. The tendency of uch teach-
in i urt tinii in t!ii Tieri.-iri :eal tn whiph
r- - - -
- r. il-. i iiL-.l:
a liiuiuua uiyuici, uauiciy, .iiiiu uu
Murder," into a moral and legal maxim.
.Vud, if lw
pnrtpr inris awt
customs, that a man may wreak vengeance
upon the party who has injured him, ia
one instance, how long will it be before
opinion will justify him in doing it in
orVtcr instances ? To permit the rule of
law, and the sanctions of religion, to be
set aside, in any case, is of dangerous ten
dency, and especially- so when that law and
i those sanction are treated as of inferior
obligation to the dictates of passion or the
sentiment of honor. P'tiljJt'jihia -Yur(
TnE Title of Mr. The title of Mr.
is something to be proud of oow-a diys, ia
c,mtriiic.iol tu E CoI. or non. Ia oU
tj J( waj Uj a mark flf cU.
, y,. M mm u by h- fj,Iowing ex.
from LeCotJjj Scpt
"It is ordered, that Josias Plastowe
shall (for stealing 4 Baskets of corn from
tbe Indians,) return them 8 Baskets again,
be fined vt. and hereafter to be called ly
tbe name of Josias, and not Mr., as for
merly be n-ed to be, & that William
liuckland Tbo. --Vndrewe shall be whipped
for being accessory to the same offence."
As Outfit for Pike's Peak.. A gen
tleman who has "traveled all the way,"
assures us that tbe following is all that is
necessary to secure a safe arrival at the
new El Dorado :
100 lbs of flur, 2 bb! of whisky, 50
lbs of bacon, 40 gallons of whisky, 100
! lbs of venison, IS demijohns of whiskv, 2
1 1 : l el.i - r i
A little more whisky maybe necessary,
but tbe other articles will bold out if tb-j
maa is not a tremendous eater.
ACihld's IsrLiExrE. In Maripcsa,
California, there lived a large-eyed, beau
tiful prattler Mary Cameron. One eve
ning, when ail was silent, she looked np
anxiously into the face of her backsliding
father, who had ceased to pray in the f uu
ily, and said, "Pa, i. God dead V "N ,
my child, why do you ask that ?" "Why,
pa, you never talk to him as you used to)
do." These words haunted biui until ha
I How to no Goon. Dr. Johnson wise
ly says : "He who waits to do a great
deal of good at once will never do any
thing. Life is made up of small things.
It is but once in an age that occasii n u
offered for doing a good deed. Truo
greatness consists ia being great in littlo
A Virginia paper sy. that the portion
of the Old Dominion called the Panhandle
is inhabited by abolitionists. If the abo
litionists have got hold of the handle of
tb pan. isn't thero danger that tbey may
uoset the whole ut-.nsii 7 Pwi