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SWEET LUCY MAY,
A long time since, when I was young,
Afore die wool got gray;
I used to court a colored gal,
Her nnme was Lucy May.
She lived near by across de creek,
And dar at de close of day,
I'd go at least eight nights a week,
To see sweet Lucy May.
•Caoaus.—Oh Lucy! dear Lucy! dem days am
But I'll ocher forget thee, my own sweet
Oh! dis heart would palpitate
Arid lub as I grew near,
De place where she would always wait
For dis chile to appear.
And den, wid gentle words and kind,
I'd coax her for to say
Dat she'd be mine, and only mine,
My own sweet Lucy May.
She promised me dat she'd be my true
And eber lubbin wife;
And den us bole looked forward to
A long and happy life,
I fixed my little cot up nice,
Made ebry ting look gay,
And only waited to be spliced
To my sweet Lucy May.
But jist afore dat day came round,
Deft snatched her right away,
And left me all alone to mourn
My own sweet Lucy May.
Now ebery day I cross do creek,
To kneel upon de clay
Dat covers all I loved on earth,
My own sweet Lucy May.
vel.. A correspondent of the Lewistown Ga
"I have often been surprised in looking over
the numerous articles on fruit raising, orchard
culture, etc., which have appeared from time
to time, to find so little said respecting the
proper time and manner of pruning. Next
,to grafting, I consider that pruning, when done
at the proper time and manner, has the great
est tendency to improve not only the quality,
but also the quantity, of fruit produced, and
the manner in which this important operation
is often performed, it is not only of but little
'benefit to the tree, but in a majority of cases a
•downright injury; and when you see a man at
his orchard cutting off the branches with a
large unwieldly axe, (such as he uses for split
ting wood,) and as a natural consequence lea,
ing the wounds rough and uneven, depend up
on it, it would be much better for him to let
nature take it&own way. For pruning make
ode of a fine toothed saw, (those made use of
by butchers being the best,) a thin bladed
hatchet anti a good pruning knife. These are
all the tools necessary, and pruning cannot be
done well without all of them. Use the hatch
et for removing the small shoots and branches,
always being careful to cut upward if gossible,
and on no aceount leave the wound rough and
uncovered. Cut it smooth with the pruning
knife, and it will heal over in less than half
the time it would otherwise take. When large
branches are removed, it is an excellent plan
to give the wounded part a good coating of
gum srabie, which will soon become dry and
hard, and thus effectually prevent the action of
the weather from rotting the injured part.—
This, at first thought, seems to be quite an un
dertaking, but when you consider that it is ne
cessary to apply to the large scars only, that
one person could soon go over a large number
of trees in that way, the time consumed is not
so material. Apple trees should be pruned at
least every other year, and not so closely as
many persons are accustomed to do. Cherry,
Pear, and other kinds of fruit trees do not re
quire pruning so often—Pear, say every three
years, and Cherry, Quince and Plum, every
bur. As for the time of pruning, I have found
hat Apple trees, when operated upon when
he blossoms are just beginning to show them
elves, are less injured, and heal ug more read
ly than When it is done either before or after
'tat time, for the reason, that there is at that
me a sufficient quantity of sap ascending to
.rm a bark over the wounded part. and thus
•otects it from injury. If pruning is deferred
ail after that time, the tree is injured by the
o leaking too much. Another reason is, that
that time you have every opportunity for dia.
;nisbing between the fruit bearing and the
tpnratively barren branches, and your la
will he of course more beneficial, If prun•
" I SEE NO STAR ABOVE THE HORIZON, PROMISING LIGHT TO GUIDE US, BUT THE INTELLIGENT, PATRIOTIC, UNITED WHIG PARTY OF THE UNITED STATES . "- [WEBSTER.
ed too early, the action of the son and frost so
effectually dries up the wood, that when the sap
does ascend, it has no effect upon it whatever,
and It soon gets that black decayed appearance
so often observed on apple trees after being
pruned. If orchards were well attended to in
this way, and manured regularly, it is probable ,
we would not hear so many complaints of
worthless trees, barren orchards, etc., and ere
long farmers would find that a few acres plan
ted with choice fruit trees, would be quite as
profitible as the same•number of acres cropped
in wheat, corn, barley, or anything of the kind;
and where is the man, woman or child, that
does not relish a fine luscious apple? To make
Cherry trees productive, they should be pruned
when they are in blossom, and as is the case
with the apple, gum arabic should be freely
applied to the large wounds, and I think its
application is of more benefit to the Cherry
than almost any other of the fruit species, as
the wood of this tree decays so readily when
exposed to the atmosphere—much sooner than
either Apple or Pear. Some species of this
tree require more, and different pruning than
others—for instance, the English black requires
to be trimmed very often, and well headed in
to prevent it from becoming too large topped,
while the common red Cherry requires but lit
tle attention after the tree has become well
shaped and commences bearing. Rub off the
rough bark every year or two, manure it occa
sionally, and that is all that is necessary. The
Plum should be trimmed or pruned in mid win
ter, for the reason, that if done in the spring,
or summer, the sap will ooze out, and form a
kind of gum, in which, or rather in the place
it oozes out of, insects will deposit their larvte
and thus injure the tree, while if pruned in
mid winter, it becomes dry and hard, and thus
renders it impossible for insects to injure it in
that manner. At present, Plum trees are ra
ther unprofitable, owing to the devastations of
some insect that stings the tree and deposits
its eggs under the bark, and ere long the tree
becomes covered with black knots. A writer
in the 'Farm Journal' says, that to prevent the
insect from injuring the tree it is only neces
sary to wrap a quantity of flax well covered
with tar around the body of the tree, that the
insect cannot fly, and its only way of ascend
ing is by clambering up the trunk. I would
advise all persons to try it; it will not do any
harm to try it; should it prove to be a protec
tion it will amply repay them for all their trou
The Thirty-Nine Dollar Mare.
Some years ago, while traveling in the State
of Maine, I chanced to stop at an out-of-the
way tavern in those parts—in the bar-room of
which, during the evening, I heard the sub
stance of the following story related. It may
divert a portion of your readers, good "Spirit,"
and so I write it out for you.
"Speaking of horses"—remarked the loading
talker of the evening—" Speaking of horses re
minds me of a mare I knew a long time ago,
"three minute nags" weren't as we hear tell
There was a blacksmith in the town where I
then lived who was a very fair judge of eller.,
and who generally owned a 'rusher," for the
times—altho' almost his entire fortune was or
dinarily invested on his 'crab.' Ho sold his
old mare one day, and kept his eye open for
another beast, when the right kind of an ani
mal might fall in his way. _
It chanced soon afterward, that there came
to the door of his little shop, one day a grey
mare—a long, lean bodied wench, the owner of
which desired to have her shod. The blaeL
smith looked at her mouth (as horsemen some
times will,) and then he tried her dock. He
stood in front of her, and then beside her, and
then examined her feet—and then went to
work to shoe her.
"How old is she?" ho mike' quietly, as he
proceeded to pare and trim her hook
"Nine years come Spring,' said her owner.
The blacksmith looked in her mouth again
and said—" Yes, you can warrant that."
"Warrant I well, she's a good beast anyhow,'
responded the other.
"Is she sound?"
"As a fresh hick'ry nut."
"As a cosset sheep,"
"Maybe you'd sell her ?" continued the black
smith, slowly, as he finished her last foot.
"Yes," replied the owner, handing the black
smith a dollar for his job. "Yes, I'll sell her."
"How much money—cash down."
"Five and forty. She must be a good 'un
"She is a good one."
"Say forty, stranger, and I'll venture to take
The bargain was closed, the stranger walked
away with his old saddle on his arm, and the
grey mare walked into the blacksmith's little
shed stable. It was a heap of money for him
to put into a single horse, but he thought she
had good points in her making-up, notwith
standing the fact that she had'nt been over-fed
of late, or too carefully groomed.
A little care pnd grooming very soon devel
oped her more satisfactorily, and the purchaser
chancing to he a dozen miles from home one
night, 'hurried up her cakes' on her way back
and led a noted three minute pelter straight
into town like open and shut!
"Well done! Well done, old thirty-nine,"
said the blacksmith, enthusiastically, as he ap
plied two huge straw wisps to her reeking sides
—nor left her while a single hair was turned
upon her body.
'Well done, old 'omen ! I'll take you round
Walnut hill, and see about this.'
And he did take her there—once, twice, thrice
—fifty times; but he said nothing, only that
`the mare was a good creature to draw and he
was content with her.'
At the (sue/ of four or five months, the old
man took a leather pouch, shut up shop, and
HUNTINGDON, PA., WEDNESDAY, MAY 10, 1854.
rode into Boston—halting at the Eastern Stage
House, in Ann street. Here he remained, qui
etly, for three or four days, scarcely showing
himself, and never speaking of his mare.
One evening he overheard some of the 'boys'
in the bar room 'talking horses' and ho listen
'Go?' said one of them, rather think he can
—in two-fifty, sure
'Go! I'd like to match him against some
thing that can trot. Your wiglers and rackers
and ransom are not the thing. Give me a
square trotter, and I can just leave him! that's
'Ken you ?' asked a voice near by, modestly.
The company turned about, and saw an un
shorn, rough visiged man sitting in his shirt
sleeves, to whom the young buck did not reply
at all. Our blacksmith (for it was he) contin
ued to smoke his pipe. The boys put their
heads together for hark, and the foremost ask
`Perhaps you've got a horse that you would
like to exercise a little ?'
'Yeas,' responded the rude.dressed stranger,
'I don't mind a little exercise for the old mare
but you don't bate nothing on it, I take it.'
'Why yes. Just for the name of the thing
we'll go five hundred or so.'
'Fivo hundred what? exclaimed the green
'un jumping from his chair and smashing his
pipe at the same moment.'
;Five hundred dollars to be sure.'
'Oh, git out you're jokin.'
`No—we can't trot Tim short of that; it
Val, now, look here, nabur, I'll tell you
what I'll do. I'll trot boss agin Koss—yours
agin mine—in harness.'
'No sir, that won't do.'
'But five hundred I Come, say fifty, that's
But there was no other way, and the black
smith placed his money at last in the landlord's
hands which the sharpers instantly covered.
'Do you know him ?' they asked, as the old
fellow moved off.
'No,' said the host. 'lie has just come in
from Salem, he says.' _
The preliminaries were quickly arranged
and the afternoon but one following was
agreed for the trot—over the upper Mill Dam
road. Every body bad heard of the queer bet
before the next evening, and the road was lin
ed with pedestrians and carriages. The chal
lenging party lived in Charlestown, and the
horse they had named was the crack of the
time; and they cared nothing about what was
to trot against him and asked no questions.
The day was clear and cool, and the black
smith bad been upon the ground full two
hours. His grey mare stood by the roadside
in a wretched harness and worse gig (though
the latter was light and strong) and several
times, as the company gathered, she had been
moved and buffeted for being in the way of
gentlemen. She bore her persecution meekly,
however, and the blacksmith in his shirt
sleeves said nothing.
'Where's your horse ?' asked the confident
jockey, who was to drive his competiter.
'She'll be here in time, now. Don't go to
givin' yerself any extra trouble about her now,
cause you'll hey your hands full, I'm thinkin'
bye the bye. Wat'd yer give for that ere skillit
you've r ot on your head ?'
'That's my riding cap, Sawney.'
'Edsacly. And them silk fixins—aent them
rather costly ?'
'Wher'e your horse? Time's up.
'Out of the way there, with that old crow
bait, shouted one of the fast boys, hauling up
at this moment, and seeking to get the place
occupied by the blacksmith's team.
But there stood the mare with her head
drooping almost to her feet, seemingly jaded
and woe•be•gone, when the blacksmith hopped
into the gig, looked at his watch and said—
'Ere we are, then, Mister.'
'But wher's the horse that you are going to
'Here she is.'
'Well I don't trot with such a skeleton as
that, mind you,' said his opponent, 'not by a
And a furious roar of merriment went up
from the crowd, who were in extacies.
The blacksmith insisted, however. He'd trot
his mare or claim the money. And the ani
mals were duly called to the start, mile beats,
from the crossing, best two in three.
At the word, away they went; the horse fair
ly leading the way. The mare kept behind up
to the half-mile post, fell away on the third
quarter, and the horse came in to the post a
splendid winner, in 2,40, the mare barely sav
ing her distance, coming home at a half gallop
and a half trot; amid the yells of the crowd.
The blacksmith had a 'friend' in the congre
gation who had a 'pile of the ready l'
To be sure no one knew this, and he was evi
dently a rich man. Ho took all the side bets
he could master at big odds against the mare.
She blowed badly at the stand, and the black
smith looked haggard and earnest. The
crowd roared again, at the second start, but
the roar was brief this time.
'Now go, thirty.nine I screamed the black.
smith, as they went away on this heat. And
she did go. Instantly taking the pole, she
stretched right along, passed the half•mile
mark finished the third quarter without a mis•
step, and come home five lengths ahead in
Money began to change hands again! But
the horse came up for the third heat, and at the
word, 'now go, thirtpnine,' the mare made an
awful gap between herself and her competitor.
The mare led the .way, aye, every foot of it!
from the start; and distancing her rival, paused
the winning post, well in band, clear down in
the thirties. 'Sho was a good 'uu, added our
'And what became of the beaqt?' we asked.
'Oh, he sold her kw a thousand dollars, be
fore he left Bootie. She went South but died
soon afterwurd. She coat him, (with her new
set of shoes; valued at one dollar) forty dollars.
He called her 'thirtymine.'
'Bed-time,' said our host. And I left.
ARRIVAL OF THE PACIFIC,
Four Days Later from Europe.
No Tidings of the City of Glasgow—Cotton
and Flour Advanced—Coro► Declined—The
East Quid—The British Capturing Russian
Prises—Affairs in the East, &c., Sc., Sc.
The United States mail steamship Pacific,
arrived at New York on Monday morning. She
sailed from Liverpool on Wednesday, the 19th
of April. Her advices are thus four days later
than were received by the Arabia.
The Africa arrived at Liverpool on the 17th.
The Pacific brings no news of the missing
steamship City of Glasgow.
There had been no fighting of any conse
quence on the Danube since the last advices.
Sir Charles Napier, the British Admiral in
command of the Baltic fleet, had captured sev
eral vessels laden with articles contraband of
war. The French and English troops arrived
in Gallipoli in Turkey. A telegraphic despatch
dated Copenhagen, states that an English frig
ate had arrived there with several Russian pri
zes and a number of prisoners.
The Queen of England has issued a procla
mation appointing a day of general humiliation
and prayer, that the arms of Great Britain and
France may be blessed in the war.
A permanent camp of 10,000 men, at Tou
lon, has been decided on by the French gov
The combined fleets were seen oft' Odessa on
the Ist. The inhabitants were greatly terrified
and fled the city.
An army of 20,000 Russians was stationed
about Odessa, which was otherwise well forti
fied and prepared for defence.
Omer Pacha had been instructed to under.
take nothing until the arrival of the British
and French auxiliaries.
The British troops' were landed at Varna, on
the 24th of March, and the vessels bearing
them were said to have proceeded to the block
ade of Sebastopol.
The Russian troops were still crossing the
Danube in great numbers.
It is stated that the object of the Russians in
crossing the Danube is to push in the direction
in which the English and French army is pro
bably looked for, and it is their intention to
fortify all the positions that may obstruct the
advance of the allied army.
The Turks effected the passage of the Dan
ube in grand style on the 27th of March, at
Simnitaa. Most of the inhabitants of the place
I fled to Bucharest.
The Czar had ordered that all pilots and men
capable of bearing arms should remove from
the islands to the main land of Finland; also
that they should remove or burn all their ships
and boats. A similar system of defence has
been adopted all along the shore of the Black
The Emperor of Austria persists, in his ne
gotiations with Prussia, on having full liberty
of action against the Russians, if circumstances
render it necessary.
The King of Prussia refuses his assent to the
treaty, unless Austria will agree not to make
any movement without first consulting and ob
taining his assent.
The Greek Revolution.
The Greek insurgents have been defeated at
Amiro, with a loss of three hundred. The ut
most confusion prevails among their leaders,
who begin to cry "treason!"
The expulsion of the Greeks from Constanti
nople has been determined on, but Roman
Catholic Greek subjects will be allowed to re
The Russian vessels captured by the British
frigate Tribune were five in number. They
were frees Lubec, bound for a Russian port,
and had on board lead and sulphur.
The Russians in the Drobudscha were main
taining their position.
The main force of the Turks under Mustapha
Pasha was at Karrassa. Ho likewise held
Czernavoda and Kustendje.
The Circassians, early in March, obtained a
great victory over the Russians. The slaugh
ter of the latter wrs terrible. They had been
compelled to evacuate several posts and take
refuge in ships.
The recall of Chevalier Bunser, the Prussian
Minister at London, had no reference to the
war. It was a mere personal matter.
The City of Glasgow.
Messrs. Richardson & Brothers, of Liverpool,
announce their inability to obtain a steamer to
take the place of the City of Glasgow, which
steamer they suppose to be detained by the ice.
THE LATEST NEWS.
No pitched battle had occurred on the Dan
ube up to the 9th of April; but much fighting
and cannonading had been going on from
March 30th to April 7th. _
Several arrests were made in Paris on the
13th of April, and there was a rumor that the
garrison was under arms.
The Grand Duke of Constantine has assu
med the command of the Russian fleet.
The report of the entrance of Austrian troops
into Servia is still believed, though nothing fur
ther has been heard respecting it.
Lord Raglan, the commander of the British
laud forces, left Paris on Tuesday for Mar
seilles, whero he will embark for the East.
The Sulina mouth of the Danube was still
Varna, which was only defended by 6000
men, has asked for reinforcements from the
The English and French troops which have
arrived at Gallipoli, will, it is said, be ordered
The recent combat at Matschin was sanguin
ary. Three Russian and three Egyptian bat
allions remained dead on the field.
The Czar has highly complimented Prince
Gortschakoff on having effected the passage of
The Sardinian Government had forbidden
any privateers under the Russian flag from be
ing armed or provisioned, or harbored with
their prizes in Sardinian ports.
At St. Petersburg, government paper was at
12 per cent. discount. At Riga. a commercial
house in the oil and tallow trade, had failed for
four hundred thousand dollars.
It is stated that a treaty of alliance, offensive
and defensive, has positively been exchanged
between England and France, and that copies
are circulating in Paris.
The Russians are constructing two forts
which will command the entrance of the south
ernmost mouth of the Danube.
Admiral Napier's fleet of twentytwo ships
passed in front of Bornholm on the 15th April.
The ministerial crisis in Denmark still con
The state of siege was to be raised in Hun
gary, Servia, Gallicia and Cracow, (?) on the
lot of May.
Lord Howden has addressed a note to the
Spanish government, requiring that it shall
close its ports against Russian privateers, if
Russia issues letters of marque.
Arrival of the Santa Fe Mail—Battle
with the Indians.
INDEPENDENCE, April 24.
The Santa Fe mail arrived yesterday, bring
ing intelligence of a fight on the sth of March,
between a detachment of twenty-six men, un.
der the command of Lieut. D. Bell, of the sec
ond dragoons, and a party of Jicarilla Apache
Indians, number unknown. The loss of the
United States Troops was two killed and four
wounded. The Indian loss nine killed and
twenty-one wounded. The celebrated Apache
Chief, Lobos, was among the killed. '
On the 30th March another fight took place,
twelve miles from Loar, between a company of
sixty dragoons, commanded by Lieut. J. W.
Davidson, First Dragoons, and a party of near
ly three hundred Jicarilla Apache and Utah
Indians. The soldiers suffered severely, being
twenty-one killed and eighteen wounded. The
Indian loss is unknown, but supposed to be
very great. Another report gives the number
of soldiers killed at forty. A strong force, un
der command of Col. Cook, aro in pursuit of
Twenty U. S. soldiers deserted their post at
Fort Albuquerque on the 27th ult., taking for
ty of the best horses, and all the Colt pistols
belonging to their company.
California emigrants are leaving daily—all
in good health.
Mr. Jas. Milligen, ono of the Fremont party,
reached Westport yesterday.
Gov. Merriwether passed here yesterday, for
Late and Important from Mexico.
Great Battle between Santa Anna and Alcarez
--The Late Muskets Again.
NEW 0111.FIANS, April 25.
The steamer Texas, from Vera Cruz, with
dates from the City of Mexico to the 18th, has
arrived here. She brings intelligence of a great
engagement having taken place between Santa
Anna and Alvarez, in which the latter was
It is also reported that fifty-ono persons re•
cently arrested in the schooner Anita, near San
Bias, for landing without passports, were car
ried, heavily chained, to the capitol.
The barque Grape Shot, before reported,
with the Law muskets on board, is below tbia
city. Her destination is a mystery.
New ORLEANS, April 25.
Among the prisoners taken at San Blas, 20
were native Americans, twelve adopted citizens,
and four English.
The reported victory of Santa Anna was cel
ebrated at the capital with great rejoicing and
a general illumination. Other accounts of the
victory make the official report a very ridicu
The Long Nose.
People may talk of the horrors of bashful
ness, the inconvenience of being exclusively
tall, or the equal awkwardness of being doom
ed to a stature not exceeding four feet six. In
my opinion, a long nose is one of the greatest
afflictions which can befall any man.
I speak from bitter experience, for, if I may
trust to family tradition, the first exclamation
of the nurse, at first seeing me, was, "Good
Heavens, what a long nose this child has got I"
When I first went to sehool, those of my
school fellows who were disposed to be tyran
nical, would seize me by the nose, and hold
me equally angry and powerless.
When I advanced from boyhood to youth,
and thoughts of gallantry first entered my head,
I was at a party one evening, and a game of
forfeits being introduced, it fell on me to kiss
one of the prettiest girls in the room. I ad
vanced towards her, but alas I my attempt was
vain. On account of my long nose, I was un.
able to approach my lips to her cheek, and was
obliged to retire from the field in a confusion
which was increased by the half-suppressed
mirth of the fair maiden I had attempted to
Now that I am a man, I cannot walk thro'gh
the street without becoming an object of gen
eral attention. I heard a mischievous boy
whisper yesterday—" Here comes a nose, with
a man behind it." I didn't inquire who he
meant. I never dare to take a baby in my
arms. They always cry. No wonder.
lam a bachelor, not by choice, however. I
proposed, some months since, to an estimable
young lady with whom I might have been hap
She looked embarrassed,
"I esteem you," she said, "but there is an
insuperable obstacle in the way of our union."
That obstacle was my nose. I had no lies•
itation on that point.
Will you remember, friendly reader, with a
sentiment of compassion, the victim of a long
nun !--rankce Bla lc.
About the Letter J.
Many people in writing the capital J, make
no distinction inform from that of I, or if they
do it is so slight that most people would be at
a loss to distinguish the two unless the letter is
accompanied by the whole word. Such indis
tineness often occasions mistakes; mistakes
that might at times result in something serious,
always in that which is unpleasant. Every
letter should have a characteristic form that
will distinguish, it. from all others at a glance.
And why J has come to be written so much like
I, is hard to be told. The fault must lie in the
teacher, or him who leads the hand to the use
of the pen.
J should always, when designed as a capital,
be made with its lower half below the line,
while I should only come to the line; there can
be no mistake, and if the renowned "John Doe"
should take the notion to write his first name
with only its initial, the printer would never
transform him to I. Doe.
Every one who instructs penmanship, should
bear in mind, and teach the pupil the differ
ence in constructing these two letters; and
those who have acquired the habit, should at
once break it, and so write their J's that they
may be "known of an men."
Iter...An Englishman, boasting of the supe
riority of the horses in this country, mentioned
that the celebrated Eclipse had run a mile in a
minute. "My good fellow," exclaimed an
American present, "that is rather less than the
average rate of our common roadsters. I live
at my country seat, near Philadelphia, and
when I ride in a hurry to town, of a morning,
my own shadow can't keep up with me, but
generally comes into the store to find me, from
a minute to a minute and a half after my arri
val. One morning the beast was restless, and
I rode him as fast as I possibly could, several
times around a large factory—just to take old
Harry out of him. Well, sir, he went so fast
that the whole time I saw my back directly be
fore me, and was twice in danger of riding
Comical Marriage Ceremony.
Among the Brahamans the marriage cere
mony is one of the most singular of their many
singular customs. It is in this wise:—The
man and woman go into the water with a cow
and calf and an old priest. The man doth
hold his hand by the old man's hand and the
wife's hand by the husband's. and all have the
cow by the tail; and they pour water out of a
brass pot on the cow's tail, and then the old
man ties him and her together by their clothes;
then they give to the Brahamane the cow and
calf. Then they go to divers other idols and
and give money, and then go their way. It is
deedless to add that the money given to the
idols at the conclusion of this marriage cere
mony is "taken by the priest."
To Compute Interest.
A Correspondent of the Baltimore Sun com
municates the following simple plan for com
puting interest at six per cent per annum for
any number of days, which ho learned, he says,
twelve years ago:
"Divide the number of days by six, and mul
tiply the dollars by the dividend, the result is
the interest in decimals; cut off the right hand
figure, and you have it dollars or cents—thus:
What is the interest on $lOO for twenty-one
days? 21 divided by six is 31; 100 multiplied
by 31 is 350, or 35 cents. Again: what is the
interest on $378 for ninety-three days? 93-6
—151; 379 x 14-5,859 or $5 85 9-10. Let
book keepers try this rule, and they will find
that it is no humbug.
Remedy for Chilblains.
Take a sufficient quantity of hot water in a
tub to bathe the feet in, and add a lye made of
wood ashes or potash, until the water feels
quite soft and slippery. Soak the feet which
are troubled with chilblains thoroughly in this,
then rub them with a towel until they are per.
fectly dry. After this rub them over lightly
with the spirits of turpentine, and it will at
once stay the disagreeable sensations arising
from the chilblains. Follow up this operation
for a few evenings, and a cure will assuredly
be effected, as I have proved by experience.
Irvine, Pa. J. M. T,
war A chemist in Albany, a few days ago,
expatiating on the late discoveries in chemi
cal science, observed that snow had been found
to possess a considerable degree of heat. An
Irishman present at this remark observed,
''that truly chemistry was a valuable science,"
and, anxious that the discover might be made
profitable, inquired of the orator when number
of snow-balls would bo sufficient to boil a tea
kettle. _ _ _
Tartar on the Teeth.
M. L. Baum, says the Medical Times, as
certained that vinegar and a brush will, in a
few days, remove the tartar; thus obviating the
necessity for filing or scraping them, which so
often injures the enamel. lie recommends the
use of powdered charcoal and tincture of rhat
ally afterwards, which effectually in his opinion,
prevent its formation.
sir For hoven, or bloat in cows, canned by
eating clover, give a tea-cup half full of ealera
toe dissolved in a pint of warm water, and
turned down a cow from a junk bottle. Per
haps an ox might need a larger dose. A few
spoonfulls of tar, put in the throat by the aid
of a smooth stick, will also give relief.—Rural
Two Irishman one day wont a hunting; on
seeing a deer start up at some distance before
them, Pat, raising his gun, took after the ani•
"Pat,"said Jemmy, 'yet. gun's not lowded.'
"Faith, be jabers, the wild bastes don't know
BIBLE BURNING.—Some excitement hasbeen
created at York, Pennsylvania, by the discove
ry that a priest, recently from Austria, has been
burning some bibles furnished by the Society
VOL. 19. NO. 19.
A Good One.
Riding over the Hamilton and Dayton Rail.
road, the other day, under the charge of Dr.
John Van Dusen (the gentlemanly conductor,
pro tern.) he told us the following incident,
which we thought worth making note of:
"One day last week," said he, "there came
on board of the cars, from one of the up-coun
try, stations, a very pretty, genteel young lady,
en route for this city. She was alone, so I
waited upon her to a good seat, and made her
as comfortable as possible. It was a few min
utes before the starting hoer, and she was so
agreeable, and so talkative, I lingered, and we
had quite a pleasant chat. Afterwards, when
collecting the tickets, she detained me again
an instant, and gave me some fine peaches,
which she said came from her friend's orchard,
in the country; and I began to think that I had
not met with such a charming lady passenger
for many a day. Well, we arrived at the depot
—there I attended her to a carriage, handed
her up the carpet bag, and after all, what do
you think she said 7"
Now, we thought of course, that the lady
would say very politely, "thank you, sir,"
smile like a gleam of sunshine, the carriage
would roll off, our friend John would bow an
adieu, and with a sigh, perhaps, turn away and
forget the matter. So we stated that as our
'•No," said John, "she did no such thing;
but just as her foot was on the step, she turn
ed, and with a sort of look I can't describe, ob
"You must consider this, sir, merely a car
acquaintance. You must not expect to be re
cognized if we chance to meet anywhere else,"
and John drew a long breath.
"What did you say?'' we asked.
"Why, I thought that very uncivil at least,
so I replied very quickly—
" Certainly not, madam, I was just going to
remark that you must not feel slighted if un
noticed by me anywhere but on the cars—for,
really, we conductors have to be careful about
"And the lady ?" said we.
"She looked quite silly as she drove off," re
There are three things which never become
rusty—the money of the benevolent, the shoes
of the butcher's horse, and a woman's tongue.
Three things not easily done—to allay thirst
with fire, to dry wet with water, to please all in
every thing that is done.
Three things that are as good as the best—
brown bread in famine, well water in thirst,
and a gray coat in cold.
Three things as good as their better—dirty
water to extinguish fire, a homely wife to a
blind man, and a wooden sword to a coward.
Three warnings from the grave—"thou
knowest what I was; thould seest what I am;
remember what thou art to be."
Three things of short continuance—a lady's
love, a chip fire, and a brook's flood.
Three things that ought never to be from
home—tho cat, the chimney, and the house.
Three things in the peacock—the garb of an
angel, the walk of a thief, and voice of the
Three thing,s it is unwise to boast of—the fla
vor of thy ale, the beauty of thy wife, and the
contents of thy purse.
Three miseries of a man's house—a smoky
chimney,a dripping roof, and a scolding wife.
tar A Yankee, boasting inveterate hatred
to everything British, is living in a neighboring
city with a colonist's family. He takes every
opportunity to have a slap at Brother Bull,and
the conlonist does what he can to defend the
"You are arguing," says the colonist,
"against your ancestors."
"No, I am not."
"Who, was your father?"
"Who were your forefathers ?"
"Who wore Adam and Eve ?"
"Yankees, by thunder!"
The Knickerbocker Magazine gives the fol•
lowing as a specimen of Negro Preaching at
On one occasion, when striving his utmost
to bring about a revival, he elevated his flock
several pegs in importance. He said :
"Now, if any ob you niggers fink dat 'cause
you're black, and poor, and miserable, you's°
ob no great consikenco in de Lord's eyes, you'se
vastly 'staken, I 'spect, as I could prove by
many pints ob de divine word; but one will be
'ficiont for your dull komprehenshuns. Do
Lord says, in one place, 'God will not let even
a sparrer fall to de ground widout His notice;
and in a 'nudder place He says, 'Are not two
sparrers sold for a farden?' A farden, I would
inform you, is s'posed to be 'bout as much as a
cent. Well, deu; now, if de Lord takes so
much care of a spurrer, worth only half a cent,
ob how much 'portance my dear bredren, in
His eyes, are you five and six hundred dollar
You ask me, love, how many times
I think of a day;
I frankly answer, only once,
And mean just what I say,
You seem perplexed and somewhat hurt,
But wait and hear the ryme:
Pray, how can one do more than once
What one does all the time?
To ?flake good Paste.
Dissolve an ounce of alum in a quart of
warm water; when cold add es mach flour as
will make it the consistence of cream, then
stew into it as much powdered rosin as will
stand on a shilling, and two or three cloves;
boil it to a consistence, stirring all the time.
It will keep for twelve months, and when dry,
may be softened by water.