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WILLIAM BREWSTER, EDITORS.
SAM. G. WHITTAKER, j
" ANNIE LAURIE."
We give below the words of "Annie Laurie"
the most popular ballad in the British Camp.
It was sung by the Second Battalion of the Iti•
flu Brigade, - the night prior to the attack on the
Great Rcdan. A correspondent who was pre.
sent on the occasion, writes
°Hundreds of voices, in the most exact time
nod harms,,,' snug together—
' 1,,d for bonnie Annie Lando ;
I'd lay me down and dee
The ell'ect was extraordinary, at least I felt
it so. I never heard any idioms in an oratorio.
rendered with greater solemnity. The heart of
each singe woo evidently far over the acts. It
etas more like a psalm than a ballad ; for at
such a , ime, on the eve of a groat battle, a sol
dier thinks only of his love and his God."
Maxwelton braes are bonnie,
Where early fa's the dew,
And it's there that Annie Laurie
Gie'd me her promise true ;
Vie'd me her promise true,
Which ne'er forgot will be
And for bonnie Annie Laurie
I'd lay the douse and dee.
11cr brow is like the scam drift—
Her throat is like the swan—
Her face it is the l'airest
That e'er the sun shone on—
That e'er the sun shone on,
And dark blue is her ;
And foe bonnie Annie Laurie
I'd lay me donna and dee.
Like dew on the gown, lying
Is the fa' o' her fairy feet ;
And like winds in summer sighing
11cr voice is low and sweet,
Her voles is low and sweet,
And she's a' the world to me ;
And far bonnie Annie Laurie
lay me donne and dee.
DAYS OF MY YOUTH
In the Literary department of the Kukker.
Locker, for October, we find the for owing lines,
which are no doubt familiar to most of our rep:
dens, but will bear a perusal. They are titbit,
uteri to St. George 'Ft:cher, a partizan poet in
the early history of our Republic
Days of my youth. ye have glided away ;
Hairs of my youth, ye :ire frosted and gray ;
Eyes of my youth, your keen sight is no more;
Cheeks of ray youth, ye are furrowed all o'er;
Thoughts of my youth, your gay visions aro
Strength of my youth, how feeble you've grown. cession
Days of my youth, I wish not your recall ; I 'lt ain't a spout at all, boys ; let's pull
.yuath„ :hotkid 1 and see what it is.'
Eyes of my youth, you much evil have seen,
Cheeks of my youth, bathed in tears you have I We took to our oars, and the boat was
been ; soon durtin , forward at good speed, toward
Thoughts of my youth, you have led me astray; I the
place where we had last seen the oh-
Strength of my youth, why lament your decay?
Days of my age, ye will shortly he past ; Ject of our curiosity.
Pairs of my age, yet while you can last; .Stern all I' suddenly shouted the mate,
Joys of my age, in true wisdom delight; as the boat brought up all standing," a
Eyes of sty age, be religion your light ;
gainst some object which we had not been
Thaughts of my age, dread yu not the coil Rod; !
Hopes of my'age, be ye fixed on your God. I able to see on account of the murkiness of
"' -° ""‘"'""'"""'theswater, the collison nearly throwing us
4• • hors c;e combat into the bottom of the boat.
~11Lidj . As we backed oft an enormous belst
- - I slowly raised his head above the water,
HARPOONING gave a loud snort, and incontinently down
ITIPTOPOYA r ri • t 11,1. again, almost before we could .get a fair
look at it,
A WhALING EXPERI,,NCE
I 'What is it?' was now the question, that
LL'S fish 111,L comes to our lines," 1 no one could answer
/Isaid our skipper, one day, as an ex
cuse for lowering his boat after an enorm-
Whatever it is,' mid the mute, whose
ous bone-shark, who had been floating a•
whaling blood was up, 9f it comes within
round in the neighborhood of the vessel,
reach of my iron, I'll make fast to it, so
during a two day's calm, looking so badly
ennuied.that it seemed almost a mercy to We were again under headway, keep
ing a bright look out for the re appearance
rouse him to activity by means of an iron
'There they are, a whole school,' said
'All's fish that comes to our lines, boys,'
the mate engerly,polnting in shore, where
said the mate, some days afterward, as we
‘‘sterned all," to get out of the way of a the glistening of white water showed that
dying behemoth,a number of the nondescripts were evident-
It happened in thin way. We had been Ily enjoying themselves. 'Now boys, pull
hard and we'll soon try their mettle.'
some nine months from home, and were
'There's something broke water just li
nearly out of wood. Sailing lazily down
hold,' said the beat-steerer.
the Mozambique Channel, occasionally 'Pull
easy, lads, I see him—there —wa y“lowering after a hump back,” but seeing
enough—there's his back.'
no signs of sperm whales, we arrived at
'Stern all!' shoutdd he, as he darted his
the Ilazaseta Islands, whether the skipper
iron into a back as broad as a small sperm
1,, I determined to go, in search of a stock
whale ' s.
'Stern all—back water—back water et ,
These Isles are situated, in the Mozam
cry man,' and the infuriated beast made
bique, at but short distances from the main
desperate lunges in every direction, land mak
of Africa, in about latitude twenty- the white water fly almost equal to a
one degrees, twenty minutes south, and
longitude thirty-six degrees twelve min
leseast. They are thickly wooded, and
sparsely inhabited, both of which cir
'vices contributed, in the present in
, to making them a favorite place of
for our captain.
sailed into the little bay formed by
lands and the neighboring main-land,
seven o'clock one morning, and after
ig to anchor, furling sails, and clear
, space in the hold for the reception of
wood, took axes in the mate's boat, and
leded to the inspection of the facilities
tting and boating off fire-wood, allot
, the different little islets.
must be premised here, that our ship
t the distance of about two and a half
from the main land, and time different
being from half a mile to throe miles
cut a supply of wood for a whaling
is a work requiring some days, and
weeks ; and it had been determined
to first, and, if need be, the next day
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likewise, should be devoted to a thorough
inspection of the facilities of the place, in
order that we might work at as little diced.
vantage as possible.
Consequently we, the mate's boat's crew
had been ordered to prepare for a general
cruise. We provided ourselves with a
store of bread and beef, filled the boat's
breaker with water, spread our sail to the
light breeze, and pointed our boat to the
Landing her, we found nought but a
wilderness of low jungle, which was scarce
ly penetrable, together with a poor land
ing We examined three or four of the
islets, and having at last fixed upon a suit
able place where to commence operations,
were about to return on board, when the
'Trim aft, Tom—there's a good breeze,
fair coming and going, and we'll take a
look at the mainland.'
Accordingly the boat's head was laid
shoreward, and we spread ourselv es out at
full length upon the thwarts, enjoying an
unusual treat of some cigars, which our
chief officer had good-naturedly brought
When within about a mile and a half of
the main -land, we found the water shoal.
ing, being then not more than three fath
saw a black skin glisten in the sun
just then,' said the boat•steerer, who was
aft, the mate having stretched himself up.
on the bow thwart to take a nap.
was nothing but a puffing pig,' said
'There it is again, and no puffing pig,
either, nor porpoise, nor—no,' said h with
some degree of animat.on, 'nor nap hing
else that wears black skin, that I over saw
This had the effect of rousing us up—
every one costing his eyes ahead to catch
a sight of the questionable 'black skin.'
, There he blows—and therengait,-and
over here, too,' said several voices in sue.
We could now see the whole shape of
the creature as, in his agony and surprise
he raised himself high above the surface.
We all recognized at once the hippopota
mus, es ho is represented in books of natu
Our subject soon got a little cooler, and
giving a savage roar, bent his head round
'till lie grasped the shank of his iron be.
tweet) his teeth. %V ith one jerk he drew
it out of his bleeding quarter, and shaking
it savagely, dove down to the bottom.
The water was hero but about two (lull.
woe deep, and we could see the direction
in which he was travelling along it, by a
line of blood, as well as by the air bubbles
which rose to the surface as he breathed.
'Give me another iron Charley, and I'll
not give him a chance to pull it out next
The iron was handed up, and we slow.
ly sailed in the direction which our prize
was following along the bottom.
" LIBERTY AND UNION, NOW AND FOREVER, ONE AND INSEPARABLE. "
HUNTINGDON, PA., WEDNFSDAY, JANUARY 30, 1856.
'Here's two or three of them astern of
us,' said the boat steerer.
Just then two mere rose, one on either
side of the boat, and in rather unpleasant
proximity, and before we had begun to re.
alize our situation, the wousailed beast, un-
able any longer to stay beneath the surface
came up to breathe just ahead of us.
'Pull ahead a little—let us get out of this
snarl. Lay the boat around, so—now,
stern all," and the iron was planted deep
in the neck of our victim.
With a roar louder than a dozen of the
wild bulls of Madagascar, the now mad
dened beast made for the boat.
'Back water—back, I say. Take down
this boat sail, and stern all—stern for your
lives, men," as two more appeared by the
bows, evidently prepared to assist their
comrade. He was making the water fly
in all directions, and having failed to reach
the boat, was now vainly essaying to grasp
the iron, which the mate had purposely
put into his short neck, so close to his head
that he could not get it in his mouth.
'Stick out line till we get clear of the
school, and then we'll pull up on the oth
er side of this fellow, and I'll soon settle
him with a lance.'
This was done, and as we again huu led
upon the still furious beast, the mate poised
his bright lance for a moment, then sent it
deep into his heart.
With a tremendous roar, and a desper
ate final struggle, of scarcely a minute's
duration, our prize gave up the ghost, and
after sinking momentarily, rose again to
the surface, lying upon his side, just as
the whale does when he dies.
His companions bad left us, and we now
giving three cheers for our victory, towed
the carcass to the sot far-distant chore. It
was luckily high tide, and we got the bo
dy up to high-water mark, where the spee
dily receding tide left it ashore.
When we had viewed the giant, and
thought of the singular agility he had dis
played in the water, we could not help ac
knowledging to one another that to get a.
mong a school of hippopotami would be a
rather desperate 'game.
On measuring, we found our prize to be
a few inches less than fifteen feet long,
from his head to the commencement of his
short, hairless tail. We could not meas
ure his girth, but his bulk was enormous,
His legs were disproportionately short, gi•
ving him, conjointly with his short neck
and very large head, an awkward, stolid
appearance, which the agility he displayed
iu the water, by no means justified.
His skin was very thick and very tough
and almost devoid of hair. His head was
shaped a little like that of an ox, but his
mouth was very large, and furnished, a
side from a set of stout grinders, with four
tusks, two in each jaw, from ten to twelve
inches long, which, together with a pecu.
liarly savage look of the eye, gave him a
most wicked appearance,
We had not been long on shore, when
several natives made their appearance.—
They testified such joy at the sight of our
prize, and went through a most lively pan
tomime, from which we gathered that the
beasts tvere n great plague to them, that
the meat was goad to eat, and that they
would like a portion. The hint was not
lost upon us, who had not tasted fresh beef
for six months.
•11 hat say you, boys ; will ynu try a
piece of hippopotamus steak f" proposed
the mate, and as no one dissented, we got
the axes, and after considerable chopping
and hacking, got off the head, when we
were enabled to cut ourselves about twen
ty-hve pounds of what appeared to be tol
erably tender meat, oil the fore quarter.—
With this supply, and some tusks which
the natives gave us, we proceeded on board
to relate our adventure.
Our steaks were cooked for supper, mai
whether it was that we were blessed with
unusually good appetites, or that the mutt
was actually well flavored, certain it is they
We paid some farther visits to the shore
but at the captain's orders kept out of the
way of the 'river horses,' as he did no t
choose to risk a boat, and perhaps, her
crew, when no profit was to be gained.--
We gathered from the natives that the hip
popotamus infested the country about there
in great herds, and often in one night de
stroyed all the rice fields in the neighbor
hood. We were shown two large pits, on
the borders of a field, in which already se
veral had been caught.
These holes are dug by the natives with
sticks MO rough wooden spades. Sharp
stakes are driven in the bottom, the whole
trap is covered over with boughs of trees
and old wood, that it may look like part of
the path which the beasts make in their
daily peregrinations down to water side,
and it is complete.
As the troop comes up from the water if.
to night, on an incursion, the leader gen
erally falls a victim to the ingenuity of the
natives. But they, not having any wea
pons wherewith to dispatch their huge
prize, are obliged to let the poor beast
starve to death in his narrow pit, securing
thus nought but their revenge and the
tusks, which last are valuable as ivory.
Our curiosity had been aroused to see
an entire herd coining up out of the water
to go inland, and at the instance of the cap
tain, a party, including him, armed our
selves, and took up a position, one even
ing, about sunset, just on one aide of what
appeared to be their principal line of
march, among a thicket of large trees. We
retnuined at our stations in, the dark, till
about nine o'clock, listening with astonish.
meet at the gambols of the;-unwieldy mon
sters in the water close to us.
It had been proposed. bukire corning on
shore, to fire at the herd asthey came past
our hiding-place, and our muskets were
loaded with ball for that purpose. But
the first signs of their coming put all firing
out of our heads, and each one shrunk be
hind his tree only too glad ici escape their
The noise they made in coining on was
as though a tornado was sweeping through
the woods. The roaring was terrific, the
very earth seeming to tremble at the sound
Three of us, who had cuactialed. ourselves
behind en enormous tree, whc're we had
been merrily boasting how we 'Top down
the hippopotami," now shrank class to
gether, each one laying down his musket,
ready for instantaneous flight.
The beasts were evidently aware of our
presence, for as they passed us they snuff
the air suspiciously, anti breaking into
"addling trot, made the welkin Hag with
such deafening roars that "for a while it
teemed as if all the beasts of the forest had
joined in concert.
When the trolp was past and out of hea
ring, we crept out of our hiding-places,
and hurried down to the boats, glad to es•
cape without a bade, and perfectly willing
to leave hippopotamus hutA A ing to those
who were better preparerlor the sport
cc.Ccc# t sctlliun~.
The Deacon's Dodge.
An instance of commercial sagacity
came to our knowledge a few days since
Old Deacon Mills, a heaven-serving man
who would stand an hour rebutting a
teamster fur swearing at a horse, had an
old ship that had out lived the business for
which she was built, and was desirous of
selling her. Several applied to purchase
her, but wished first to test the soundness
of her timbers by boreing into them. The
Deacon uniformly refused this.•
At last, he went on board the ship with
his carpenter, and told him to bore into
one of the timbers. The auger was pul
led out giving evidence of dry rot.
“Try there," said the Deacon, pointing
to another place.
This was done with the same result.—
So with another, and another. At last the
auger touched upon a sound spot, and the
chips that followed the auger were bright
GI declare," said the Deacon, rubbing
his hands "she bores well !"
'llia sound chips were put in a paper to
sell the ship by and the dodge was succe.ss.
The Arkansas Legislator.
A member eleot of the lower chamber
of the Legislature of Arkansas, perinaded
by souse wag in his neighborhood, that if
he did not mach the State House at ten o'-
clock es the day assembling ha could not
be sworn and would lose his seat. He
immediately mounted with bunting-frock
rifle and bowie-knife, and spurred till he
got to the door of the capitol,• where he
hitched his nag. A crowd were in the
chamber of the lower house, on the ground
floor walking about with their hats on, and
smoking cigars. Those he passed, ran
up stairs into the Senate Chamber, set his
rifle against the wall, and bawled out—
" Strangers, wham the man that awars
me in 1" at the same time taking out his
"Walk this way;" said the Clerk, who
was at the moment igniting a Principe,
and he was sworn without inquiry.
When the teller went to count the noses
he found that there was one too many
and the huntsman was informed that he
did not belong there.
Fool who with your corn bread ?" he
roared, "you cant flunk this child, no how
you can fix it—Fm elected to this here
Legislature, and I'll go ugin all banks and
eternal improvements, and if there's any
of your oratory gentlemen wants to get
skined, jest say the word, and I'll light
upon you Hie a nigger en a wood-chuck.
My constituants sent me here and if you
want to floor this two legged animal, hop
on, jest as soon as you like, for though
Fin from the back country, I'm a little
smarter than nny other quadruped you
can turn out of this drove."
After this adrniiable harangue, he put
his bowie knife between his teeth, and
took up his rifle, with, 'Coma here, oh!
Suke, stand by me !" at the some time
pointing it at the chairman, who, however
had seen such people before.—After some
expostulations, the man was persuaded
that he bolo nged to the lower chamber,
upon which he sheathed his knife, flung
his gun on his shoulder, and with a pro
found cong,ee, remarked, "Gentlemen, I
beg your pardon. But if I didn't think
that lower room u•as a grogery, may I be
Spoiling Good Stories.
Many agood story is spoiled in the tel
ling; at times, to the great sor prise of the
teller, who forgets the point, or by the
blunder of a word, blunts it so as to kill
its effect. That old story of Jones and
Brown's coat-tail is a fair specimen.
Jones had told Brown that his coat was
"Ah !" said Brown, .it will be long be-
fore I get another," at which the bystan •
ders laughed applaudingly.
Jones tried it on—the joke, not the coat
—the next day in another company.
says he, "did you hear what a
good joke Brown made yesterday 2 I told
him his coat was too short, and he said it
would be a great while. before he got an
Nobody laughed ; but some one remar
ked that he didn't see the wit of it exact!y
and Jones said he oould now hardly see it
Prof. Wilson, of •Philadelphia, was
walking out into the country with a friend,
and met a great Pennsylvania wagon,
drawn by six or eight horses, which had
come from the far interior to market. The
friend was a wag. stoppin7 the wegener,
he mid to him as he laid his hand on the
Irre of one of the week.
"My friend, you must have come a long
distance to-day ?"
"Yes, I have; but how do you know
anything about it, I should like to know ?'
I know you must, because your
wheels are so shockingly tired!"
The wagoner laughed and drove on.—
The Professor, to whom this was famil•
iar, ventured a few days afterwards to re
peat the conversation, and was mitified
to find that the story was received with
profound silence, as he coticluded by say
ing that his friend replied to the wagon
er's demand. "How do you know any
thing about it?"—
""0, I know you must, your wheels are
so completely exhausted."
The only Democratic Place.
Notwithstanding our boast that we live
in a free and glozions country, where ev
ry man may sit under his own vine and
fig tree, and partake of his pork and beans
without let or hindrance, we have often
thought that the only really democratic
place in Christendom, is n barber's shop.
Here every man, no matter what his con
dition or prospect in life is on an equality
with his fellow. Gold, which rules the
State less than the Church losses its tails.
manic power, whenever the threshold of
the barber's shop is crossed. It can buy
no privilege—no immunities— the six dull
coppers from the greasy wallet of the beg
gar, passes as current as the sixpence from
the silver clasped purse' of the gentleman.
The begrimed and dirt covered face of the
loafer, receives the same care and atten
tion as the sleek and shiny phiz of the port
ly alderman. Perfect equality is the rule
carried out. The “gemman" who first
enters the saloon or cellar is by right enti
tled to the first hono"s of the shave or
shampoon, and none ever dispute it. The
millionaire ( if we have any in our midst)
sits as complacency waiting as does a
young girl with a new bonnet at church,
waiting until the wan without a sixpence
vacates the chair. Once in hesettles him
self as comfortably as he can, and envies
the good fortune of the foot-pad wbo has
just before vacated it. Thus it goes on ;
year in, year out. The rule is never vie
latt d. It Is as unalterable as the laws
of the Nledesand Persians. Occasionally
an aristocrat may growl, but little good
does it do him. If he does not think prop.
er to follow the custom, he can vacate the
place and make rootn for some one less fas
tidious. Should he think proper to adopt
the latter course, he makes his exit amid
the laughter of the 'democrats' he leaves
behind, and is voted an unmitigated don
key. But few, however, adopt the latter
alternative. If they are disposed to be
wrathy they smother it for the nonce and
inwardly resolve to titan it till a mere
convenient season. The a,
never comes end thus they ore
by the force of circumstances, and the in
exorable deinani, of fate, to acicrolvledmi
as re have done nt the head (gilds item
that the barber shop is the only demoem:
is institution extant
WHAT IS LOVE.
What is love ? Ask him who lives—
what is life; ask Mtn who adores, what
is God ?
I know not the interne! ,•• ; :h.
er men. I see thst, t Nurnal at•
tributes they r ,:.:e ••, • but when,
mi,led by that nprearanee, : %o thought
to appeal to something in common, I have
found my int:l3l,lg. , misundprue,A, like
one in a distant saving
Thou dernands,t—what is love?
If we reason—ive wrt:d he unders'ood.
wciti!,l that the airy
If we him
children of our brain wore born anew
within nnother's. If we fell—we would
that :mother's nerves should vibrate to our
own—that lips r•f inotiinless ice should
not respond to lips qnivering and burning
with the heart's food ! This i 3 Loll% This
is the bond and the sanction which con
nects, not only the two sexes, but every
thing that exists.
We are born into the world, and th
is something within us which, from
slant re live and move. If .irsts ('fly, its
itself with ;Ito develop,inent of our no:urt
To this eagerly refor ,ensations, thin
sing that they should r,s.entbk, or curie:
pond with it. The diEcovery of its ant,
This propensity dovvlopc
typ.2--the m , etio::: with an on krstim,lin
capably of clearly e,litnat
timvi of our own, un imagination which
can enter into nod
ize upon subdo aurl
delicate peculiarities which have d,
ed to cherish and unfold in secret—
frame. whose nerves, like the chords of
two exquisite lyres, strun , z to the uccom•
paniment of one delightful voice, vil,ritie
with the vibration of our own, and of a
combination of these in such proportion
as the type within demands—this is the
invisible and unattainable point to which,
Love tends, and. to attain wli;c,l it urfres
forth the powers of man to arrest the lain.
t,•st shadow of that, whithout which there
is no rest or respite to the !wart over whi,h
it rules. Hence, in solitude, or in dint
deserted state, when we are surrounded by
(Hunan beings, and yet they sympathize
nut with us—we lore the flowers, and the
grass, and the waters, and the sky. in
uumion of the very kivei ofspr
the blue air—There is found a secret cor
respondence with our heart, that awakens
the spirit to a dunce of breathless raptor('
and brings tears of mysterious tender
ness into the eyes, like the enthusiasm of
patriotic success, or the voice of one below
ed singing to you alone. Sterne sap that
if he were in n desert, he would love some
Cypress. Sn scion ns this want or power
is dead, rnati becomes the living sepulchre
of himself; and what remains is the mere
wreck• of what he was.—Slolley p,pers.
Food the best Physic.
An inseparabhi uttuudance on gaol
health is the regular daily action of the
bowels, tunic than this, speedily induces
debility, less causes inaction, dullness
headaches, fever and death.
There is perhaps, no person living
whose bowels are not made free or cos
tive by particular articles of food; the
same article effects different persons va
riously. Each man must, therefore, ob
serve for himself what articles constipate
and what loosen, and act accordingly. A
world of suffering and multitudes of lives
would be saved every yenr by a proper at
tention to this simple suggestion ; but not
one man or woman in a thousand will give
it that attention, hence the greet ulnas of
humanity perishes before prime.
There are some articles of fond which
have various effects according to the parts
used. The Alay apple or "mandrake" is
a nutritious fruit ; its root is - cathartic, its
leaves a poison. The common house grape
is a luscious product ; the pulp it a deli
cous food, and is health should be the on
ly part swallowed : the seeds loosen the
bowels, while the skit, constipates them.
Two or three pounds of freshly picked,
ripe grapes, may be eaten daily by a per
son in good health. The best time for ea
ting them is immediately after breakfast
The only safe, as well ns the most ra•
tionnl itractice of physic is to make our
food subserve medical uses. Knowing
this, a doctor no more takes hia own tills
than an attorney goes to law, or a di vine
practices his own preaching
val of Health.
VOL. XXI. NO. 5
Hua tin don County Agricultural Society.
to poi:Armee of notice tin: Huntingdon
Cowry . I .gricultural Society' met in the
Court House, on Wednesday evening the
~f January, kSG, and was organized
112 Preisdent taking the chair.
Tile minutes of last meeting read and
The next business in order being the
election of officers to serve the ensuing
year, whin motion of Gen. S. Miles
Green, it was unanimously agreed that
the old oi.icers should be cominned.
Israel Gr.dius, Eq., of 12erter township,
deneribed his method of cultivating the
beet, and his manner of feeding the same.
He said that the beet was not more dil7:-
euk to rake than pennons, and that he rat.
sect 70 bushels on 3 square rods, or at the
Miles Green oll,red the follow•
ions in r , felt`llCo to the Penn
That thy ll:noting-don County
foal a deep interest in
'cot of the Farmers'
vania upon a per-
the eady emabli,4
high Schnol of Per
That whist we cannot too
eml the liberality which has
o the Instittrion two hundred
aLI twenty tiro thousand
lar, in int.,y, we feel that ;
at the di,po,nl of the Trustc
Is and Professors—for
stlek, and the produc-
Beata, t!.., Print
Ow hou6ing of t
tine of the farm,
r Pciir,,entatives in the liouse
;Sei.at2, not only tp vote for a bill
a liberal appropriation of not less
than tv,..nty five thousand dollars to the
FarmurN' high School of Pennsylvania.
but to use their ihtluence to procure its
That the :ser , ...tary be instruc
ted to have th, above resell ti !ins printed,
mid a copy forte did to each member of
n:ean,l i ou ,c of Rep
f the Trits
tee, of Institution being callcd upon ,
the :no:t.ing at some length, ma.
,g explanations in regard to
tho biaihlioLs far said school.
On road= of Theo. Ll. Creme'', Esq.,
the rules of the Philadelphia Reading
Mem were entered upon the minutes of
Isis opinions at some
length in regard to the cause of the potato
On motion of Win. Orbison, Esq., the
following resolution was adopted :
That the Pennsylvania Farm
Journal bo recommended the members
of this :L.ciety, no a cheap Agricultural
M ont i,ly Journal, coma linage large amount
of informotir a profitable and interesting to
n motion of Gen, S. Miles Green, the
on the best method of resusei-
toting old worn out meadow ground, and
tho cause and remedy for the potato rot,
wcre.coutinued to next meeting of the So
On motion, adjourned.
• JONA. I‘IOII'ILLIAMS,
J. S. 13Aart, Seey.
Restoring Rancid Butter, &c.
'runs.—The remedy I pro
to effect a thorough revival of spoil
the orocuon or use of elevated
towers on the principle of shot towers.--
My plan is to build the towers of a con
siderable ; eb.vnte the butter and
warns it so that it will flow fre,dy through
webs of diTerent fineness, and then let it
fall into a cold and streng solution of salt,
occupying the base of the tower, from
which it is to be taken out and washed its
pure cold water, or a weak salt, and then
be packed for use. Various means of
restoring butter are used by those in the
trade, but they are only temporary In their
influence or superficial in their action.--
The interior ct the tower may be filled
with some disinfecting or reviving gases,
through which the butter in its molten
and divided state falls, and thus serve still
further to purity or revive it. When
butter is fresh and brought immediately to
market it brings the best price, but if it
is Indifferently prepared or packed It soon
depreciates on the hands of the holder,
who must sell it at more or le.s of a sae
ritice. The treatment I propose for ran
cid buiter, is destined to restore it to its o
riginal value to the trade. IL STRAIT.
[The plan proposed by our correspon
dent to restore rancid butter is new to us;
but is be positive that it will accomplish
the object 1 It would have been well if
he had given no some of his experieuce in.
prosecuting tho process. If butter be hea
ted as proposed, care must be exercised
not to raise its temperature to boiling point
us ut this heat it is liable to have its bufy
rine taste destroyed.