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WILLIAM BREWSTER, }
SAM. G. WHITTAKER,
PADDLE YOUR OWN CANOE.
[They have a very expressive tern, at the
rVest, in speaking ot a man who would he the
architect of his own fortune, that he must "pad
dle his own canoe.'• A lady of Indiana has
expanded the curt advice into a piece ot origi•
ant and sparkling verse :I
"Voyager upon life's sea,
To yourself be true,
And where'er your lot may be,
Puddle your own canoe.
Never, though the winds may rave,
Falter nor look hack :
But upon the darkest wave,
Leave a shining track.
Nobly dare the wildest storm,
Stern the hardest gale,
brave of heart and strong of urui,
You will never fail.
When the world is cold and dark,
Keep an aim in view
And toward the beacon-mask
Puddle your own cause.
*very wave that bears you on
To the silent shore,
From its sunny source has gone
To return no more.
Then let not an hours delay
Cheat you of your due;
Rut while is called to day,
Paddle your own canoe.
if your birth denied you would!,
Lofty state and power,
Honest fame and hardy health
Are a better dower.
nut if these will not suffice,
(}older gain pers.;
bud to gain the glittering price,
Paddle your own canoe.
Would you wrest the wreath of fame
From the hand of fate ?
Would you write a deathless mime
With the good and great ?
Would you bless your fellow men ?
heart and soul imbuo
With the holy task, and then
Puddle your own canoe.
Would you crush the tyrant wrong
to the world's tree fight ?
With a spirit bravo and strong,
Battle for the right.
And to break the chains that bind
The many to the few—
To enrranchise slavish mind—
Paddle your own canoe.
Nothing great is lightly wun,
Nothing won in lost ;
every good dyed nobly dune,
Will repay the cunt.
Leave to licaren, in humble trust
All you will to di/
gnt it you succeed, y
Paddle your own earn
For the Huntingdon Journ,l.
Or au Reeklento] view of "life•like Portraits
'•Have you ever thought what strange
things Shadows are ?" asked a patient as
sat by the bedside. I turned, and for a
moment gazed into the calm blue eyes of
the speaker, with an intent and inquiring
look, for the strange interrogatory Mlle
what astonished me. We had been con
versing for art hour or more, and my pa.
tient was quite rational—whom indeed I
had never found otherwise. Those fine in
tellectual faculties had never before been
impaired in the least ; that strong and ac
live mind was never delirious, even during
several months of most intense suffering.
Nor when the vital current had sunken to
its lowest ebb, and scarcely strength enough
remained to give action to the feeble lips,
shyest inaudible whispers proclaimed that
II still occupied her throne. And now
that a favorable change had ensued, and
soy patient seemed to impruve gradually,
and in fact was being restored to ordinary
health, ns fast as could reasonably be ex
pected, I was the more surprised at the
strange question. That one whom 1 had
never before known to indulge in imagina
tive or fictitious reveries, nor to give utter-
ance to a frivolous expression, should ask
me such a question, confused my ideas
considerably for a moment, The unwel-
come thought—'can my patient have tak
en worse so suddenly, and is already fligh
ty r flitted through my mind for the first
time. 'lt can not be," I said in thought,
and supposing I misunderstood the expres
sion, I asked "what said you?" As the
words were repeated—" Have you ever
thought what strange things shadows are?"
—a smile played over his countenance,
which at once dispelled my fear and quiet
ed the singular sensation the first utterance
of them caused.
My patient had often entertained the
with narrations of incidents that had oc
curred during previous attacks of sickness
And suffering, and frequently told me of
many annoyances that patients are sub•
jected to by ignorant matrons relating their g • its force we can truthfully attest. Huge
superstitious and whimsical notions; sod ISCeII a It g + trees were tossed from their deep-rooted
by imprudent visi'ors, who do and say ma-resting places as readily as a gardener
ny things that are not at all calculated to B—
iERRIBLE ANRXTRAORDINARY would pull a radish from the sandy earth;
interest the afflicted, but tend to agitate or i PHENOMENON. fences and even fence-posts were scattered
discomfort them. When I was certain I I On Saturday afternoon very many of in all directions, as if they were chips,
our citizens noted the appearance of a ye-
understood the remark as repented a sec. and buildings vflered no more resistance
of ne b u l ous or
and time, the idea occurred to me that some ry remar k a b l ethan a clapboard to a forty horse power
cloudy su b s t ance ex t en di ng f rom th e ea- engine .
one who had watched by that bedside, had th The moving mass of ruin is re•
yens nearly to the earth, where it seemed
perhaps been alarmed by the shadow of a presented by all who saw it to have been
to diminish almost to a point, but expand
ghost or hobgoblin, after hearing some old a vapory substance; it was not accompa.
tine gradually as it ascended, until the pe
woman's story of apparitions, and that my !
riled by any wind or storm, but seemed an
patient—the equilibrium of whose mind I culiur form was lost in the clouded sky.
pendent agency, travelling on its own
would not have believed could be disturb. 'l'hia remarkable and funnel like column of account, at a speed of perhaps a mile a
cloudy in e c i tya b out
ist passed over t h e at inde
ed by a shadow or shadows, for en instantminute. In its motion there was a con
-was about to relate the circumstance to four o'cl.clc, and was remarked not on l y scant revolution and when it was rising this
me. Of course I answered the question b y its peculiar appearance, but by a rush- whirling peculiarity became more terrific
negatively, for truly I could not remember 'tig, buzzing noise, as it swept off in the and violent. The peculiar buzzing sound
that I had ever thought anything about ' direction of Deerfie d, which was noticed in its passage by our
Shadows since I was amused by the
It was watched for s om e moments, and
ins- citizens was also remarked by the people'
peope genera ll y believed It to be a water
tical representations of "rabbits on thealong its course in Deerfield and Nchuyler.
wall," when a child. spout, as its conical form corresponded I The lady who was killed was about 811
with s till ideas of such natural phenomenon.
But the reader shall learn “what strange years of age ; the child so bidly injured is '
It soon passed from sight, and was made about 5 years of age.—Utica Herald.
things shadows are," from the facts as re•
the subject of a portive conversation for
listed to me, and as nearly ns possible in toy
the. hour , withou t the l • • conception WHO MARRY ANIAVECHILDREN
patient's own language ; who continued : IN AMERICA.
as s iat bo dy consisted, or itsdestruc
"l scarcely ever notice their pantomim- :Mere than ftairi.sevenths of the marriag
e power. Its effects, however, have
ic gestures with° it its bringing to mind an e es in Massachusetts are among the foreign
tb b een most
t wonderful, and may justly at
incident which I think too good to be lost. born. Why is it 1 For the most simple
e rt t ic i t fio t t he a t tention and scrutiny of the sci-
Being very ill at the time, so that I requir- reasons : the foreign-born can afford to get
ed the constant care of attendants, it hap t he married, and the native born cannot ; and
4 The vo c i anical mass firstsettled
paned one night that a lady and gentleman to this must be, so long as our extravagant
earth a few min four in
minutes past Deerfield,
took station at my bedside, to keep vigils
and in an modes of life continue. In social life there
d tor instant scattered a barn to pieces.
for the night, whilst the family retired.— 'lover was a people tending to deeper and
up sev e ral trees on the opposite
more destructive social corruption—and
Being restless from pain, I requested my
side an of tl e ie
position to be changed, My wish was nothat is more evident from the records of all
Mr. John Warr . en informs us that
. . .. . ...
sooner made• known than it was cheerfully
granted by my kind watchers, who endea
vored to anticipate my every want. My
face was now turned towards the wall,—
the candle was at the opposite side of the
room, About the time I expected my at
tendants would resume their seats, what
did I behold ! Oh, horrid !—Spectres !
Yes Spectres ! Spectres whose sable
countenances, according to tradition, could
omen no good. Could it be so, or did I
dream ; or was it a phantom of my fever
ed imagination ? Being of a philosophi
cal turn of mind, I determined to witch
the movements of those formidable objects
in silence '; at least until I was satisfied as
to whether they were real or imaginary, or
if they betokened any cause for alarm.—
My eyes followed their actions closely, and,
I lo ! what was my surprise to see them ap
proach, affectionately embrace, and loving
ly kiss eark.other ! Strange awfully
strange ! who ever heard of ghost umbrae.
inz and kissing ghost ! I was at once re
lieved from the idea of spectres, for I was
satisfied that fhe delusive apparition Was a
pair of Shadows. Nevertheless it was one
of the most imposing as well as ludicrous
scenes I ever witnessed. There thrown in
bold relief upon the wall, was not a pe.
numbra, but the most perfect pair of shad
ows I ever saw. The one being much tat.
ler than the other, a bending forts, projec
ting nese and chin, with prominent Mils.
kers, suggested the ideti ofa male shadow,
and reminded me ofa representation I had
seen of a Ilindoo at worship. The other,
as if on tiptoe, with upturned face, arid
undoubtedly a shadow of the feminine gen
der, manifested about as much resistance
in the act of deosculation-ns we may sup
pose Mother Eve did when Father Adam
impressed upon her lips creation's morning
kiss. I confess at the time, in view of my
sufTering, I looked upon tha urchin-god
Cupid, as an intruder in my sick chamber .
But a year afterwards. (imagine the ex
citement I experienced in the region of
mirthfulness) when in the company of one
of the, parties, I related my ghost story end
found it unnecessary for me to make the
application. For I never before intimated
to either of them, nor any other person,
what those shadows told me."
Such was my patient's story of the shad
ows, which I give publicity with his con
sent. lam not in the habit of relating in
cidents which occur in the sick chamber ;
nay, I scrupulously avoid betraying the
confidence repotted in me, by my patients
.and friends. I could, from what has come
under my notice during a brief profession
al of many incidents, not so a
lousing perhaps, but exceedingly more iris
prudent on the part of visitors and attend
ants of the sick ; and as all such things
are likely to come to the ears of the phys
ician, this may perhaps prove a warning to
those especially who minister at the bed
side of the sick and suffering, where na
ture and every feeling of humanity teach
es that solemnity and sympathy should
prevail. Beware of those ghostly forms
which there, as elsewhere, make their ap
pearance, and though mute, their mimic
gestures as if trumpet-tongued, may tell
what you would not have others and espe
cially the sufferer know.
Rural Rome, June, 1857.
- "Whatever is, is right."
~ LIBERTY AND UNION, NOW AND FOREVER, ONE AND INSEPARABLE. "
HUNTINGDON, PA., WEDNESDAY, JULY 1, 1857.
was engaged in his garden and saw the
approach of the cloudy object, as it threw
up the trees. ' As its course pointed in the
direction of his own house, tie ran to the ,
dwelling, caught two dins oldest children,
and called to his wife to save the other
Ore. and herself by following him into the
cellar. The husband had descended two
or three steps with his charge, and his
wife, with an infant child, and two older
children, had reached the cellar door when
the house was struck. The whole frame
work was lilted front the stone foundation;
the entire wood work above the first floor
was carried soma twenty feet, and then
dropped to grand perfection of ruin, while
the first floor with the sleepers attached,
which caught on the foundation, was final
ly turned roof-like over the entire mass,
Mr. Warren, with two of the children,
remained in the cellar enclosure, without .
injury ; Mrs. Warren was found on the
ground about ten feet from the cellar door,
almost entirely stripped of her clothing,
and so severely injured about her neck and
body that she died widtin an hour of the
calamity, although entirely conscious ; her
lama was found near by arid almost en
tirely free from injury, yet utterly desti
tute of clothing; a little boy , vho was fol
lowing Its mother to the cellar is now ly
tig unconctous from the wounds he re
ceived in the common wreck. his reco
very is very doubtful ; an older girl esca
ped without injury. The dwelling was
two stories high and substantially built.
In the rear of it was a barn, distant about
five rods, which was literally shivered into
Next in the due southeasterly line of its
course it uprooted several large trees. scat-
tered the fences, crayse•d the road and de
ino.ished a large lain belonging to Mr. J.
31 Liudliig. This building was of recent
and very substantial build, and 15 by 50
feel upon its base, yet the destructive ele
ment tore it to pieces, scattering large tim
bers about the fields at a distance of from
five to fifteen rods, distributing various
Portions of the roof in diflerent directions,
and actually taking up an iron cylinder
threshing machine...weighing perhaps four
hundred pounds, and depusi.ing it at least
eighty fret fiorn the barn A man was kil-
led without any apparent outward wound.
Beyond the premises of Mr. 8., for
about a mile, prostrate trees and fences
evidence the truck of the destructive mes
senger. It, however, seemed to have re
leased its hold upon the earth soon after
leaving the farm of Mr. 8., for it was dis
tinctly seen to rise from the surface and
dissolve it, conical shape into a general
cloudy form. The phenomenon was fol
lowed by violent rain and wild. Two
men at work in a held saw the strange ap
parition approach, and took to their heels,
barely escaping its track as its passed on.
It seemed to raise from the earth four or
five minutes from the time it was first
seen, and the evidences before us of de.
struction lie in a district not over four or
five miles in extent, in a due southeasterly
direction from where its first toltoh was
felt, and in a track about fifteen rods in
width. Whatever of material substance
presented itself in this track was swept
away, and the ruin presented is certainly
fearful to behold.
Of what the destructive power was com
posed we aro not - prepared to affirm, but of
I the Courts and the columns of all the news.
papersLthan Americans. Our fathers us
ed to tell of the profligacy of Paris; their
children tell of the mysteries of N. York
—a city not far behind any in Europe.—
And maktng proper allowances for size,
how far is New York ahead of our other
cities and towns I Once was the time
when a wife was a "help meet;" now in a
thousand ,of cases, you can change the
"meet" to "eat," and make it read more
We boast of our system of education ;
we have female high school:, temple colle•
gee, female medical schools, and female
heavens, Our girls are refitted, learned
and wise ; they can sing,. dance, play pi
anos, paint, talk French and Italian, and
all the soft languages, write poetry, and
love like Venires They are ready to be
courted at ten years, arid can be taken from
school and married at fifteen, and divorced
at twenty. They make splendid shows
on bridal tours, can coquette and flirt at the
watering places, and shine like angels at
Winter parties. But Heaven be kind to
the poor wretch that marries in the fashion.
aide circles. %Vitra are they at washing
floors I Oh, we forget ; nobody has bare
I floors now—how vulgar that would be !
I What are they nt making bread and boil
ing beef ? Why, how thoughtless we are
—to be sure they will board, or have ser
vents. What are they at mending old
, , But there clothes 1311.11. we are again ; the fa
shions change so often that nobody has old
clothes but the rag-assn and paper-makers
i now ? What are they at washing babies'
faces and pinning up their trousers ? And
here is our intolerable stupidity once more;
having children is left to Ow Irish 1 What
lady thinks of having children about her
now ? or if she is so unfortunate ; don't she
put them to wet-nurses to begin - with, end
boarding-schools afterwards 1 We repeat
we have come to a point where young turn
hesitate and grim , old before they can de
cide whether they can marry, and after
wards keep clear of bankruptcy and crime.
What is the consequence? There are
more persons living a single life—are there
more leading a virtuous life ? It is time
for mothers to know that the extravagance
they encourage is destructi;e of the virtue
of the children; that all the foolish expen.
ditures making to rush their daughters to
matrimony, ore, instead of answering that
end, tending to destroy the institution of
How to Select Flour —I. Look at its
color; if it is white, with a slightly yd.
lowish or straw-colored tint, it is a good
sign. If it is very white. with a blueish
cast, or with black specks is it, the flour
is not good. 2. Examine its adhesiveness;
wet and knead a little of it between the fin
gers; if it works dry and elastio, it is good;
if it works soft and sticky, it is poor.—
Flour made from spring wheat is likely to
be sickly. 1. 'throw a little lump of dry
flour against a dry, perpendicular surface;
if it falls like powder, it is bad. 4. Squeeze
some of the fiopr in your hand; l it re•
tains the shape given it by the pressure,
that too is a good sign, Flour that will
stand all these tests in safe to buy. These
modes were given by old fluur•deslers, and
we make no apology for printing them, as
they pertain to a matter that concerns eve
ry body, namely, the quality of that which
is th, staff of life.—Ohio Farmer.
Emperor and Artist.
One David painted for the English Mar-1 Poor people have a hard time in this
quis of Douglas a standing portrait of Na- I little world of ours. Even in matters of
poleon or the size of life. He was amts. religion there is a vast difference be
tomed to paint the imperial features with. tween Lazarus and Dives, as the following
out requiring Napoleon's personal attend- anecdote will illustrate :
ance. The Emperor, therefore, knew i Old Billy G—had attended a great
nothing of this portrait till it was brought revival, end in common with many others
ono day to the Tuilleries ler his inspection. he was 'converted' and baptised. Not
It represented his Majesty in his cabinet; many weeks afterwards one of his neigh.
as he had risen from his desk after a night born met him reeling home from the court
spent in writing—a circumstance indica- ground with a considerable brick in his
ted by candles burning in their sockets.— hat.
Those who had seen it considered it, a a 'Hello, uncle Billy,' said a friend, '1
far as the head and features were consid- thought you had joined the church.'
ered, the most perfect resemblance that 'So I did,' answered uncle Billy, make
had yet heen obtained. mg a desperate effort to stand still—'so I
Napoleon was delighted with it, and en- did, Jevms, and would a bin a good Bap
g,erly complimented David. 'Still,' said list if they had'nt treated me so everlae•
he, 1. think Ana you have mad-) my eyes ting mean at that water. Didn't you ever
rather too weary ; this is wrong for tvor- hear 'bout it deems 7'
king at night does not fatigue me ;on the 'Never did.'
contrary it rests me, lam never as fresh 'Then I'll tell 'bout it. You see, when
iii the morning no when I hove dispensed we come to the ba'tizing place, thar was
sleep. Who is this portrait for! Who me and old Junks, the old squire was to. be
ordered it ? It was not I, was it. dipped at the same time. •Well, the min
•No, sire, it is intended for the Marquis ister tuck the ',quite in lust, but I didn't
of Douglas ' mind that Much, as I thought it would be
'What, David ?' returned the emperor' jest as good when I cum, so he led him
scowling. 'lt is to be given to an Eng- in, and after dippin under he raised hint
lishman ?' I up mighty keerful, and wiped his face and
'Sire, he is one of your Majesty's Area• led him out. Then cum my turn, and in.
test admirers. and is, perhaps, the most stead of lifting me out like he did the
sincere living appreciator of French ar• i 'squire, be gave me one slosh, and left me
Lists; I crawling' about on the bottom liked—.—d
'Next to me,' replied Napoleon tartly, mud turtle !'
after a moment, he added, 'David, I will
buy the portrait myself.'
Sire it is already sold.
'David, I desire the portrait, I say, I
will give thirty thousand francs for
Your Majesty, I cannot change its dev
tination,' said David, indicating by a des
criptive gesture, that be had already been
'David,' exclaimed Napoleon, this por
trait shall not be rent to England, do you
heart I will return your Marquis his
I 'Surely your majesty would not dishon
or me ?' stammered the artist, at the came
time noticing that the Emperor, having
exhausted persuasion, teas preparing for
'No, certainly ; but what I will not do
either, is to allow the enemies of France
to possess me in their country, even on
canvass.' So saying, he directed a star.
dy, 'kick at the painting, and the imperi
al foot passed vigorously through it.—
Without a word, he quitted the apartment,
leaving a wonder stricken audience behind
him. David had the picture carried back
to his studio, and subsequently mended
and restored it, and forwarded it to its
owner. It is likely that the merit of the
portrait, as a work of art and as a likeness
is now somewhat lost in the superior at
tractions of the patched rent, and that it
is considerably greater as a memento of
his Majesty's wrath, titan as a specimen of
the skill i.f his artist in ordinary.—Gooil•
atert of Napoleon.
Wants to get Dated Back.
On a beautilul af t ernoon !ant fall a young
couple from an adjliining town came down
to our village, stopped at one of the ho
tels, seta out fora clergyman and were
umrritd. The young man paid the fee,
took a niarrisau certificate, and they left
the hotel a happy couple A few drys
since the young man celled upon the cler
gyman with his certificate, 'and wished to
get it dated bock'
.How far bock do you wish it dated?'
inquired the clergyman,
'Why, as near as we can calculate, about
a couple of months, replied the young
This the clergyman seemed to decline
doing, but the young man wished he would
•as he had rather give five dollars than not
to have it dateit back.' rhe clergyman
regretted the necessity of dating back the
certificate, and was very sorry he could
not comply with his wishes ; so the young
man left with his $5 and marriage certifi
cate, the latter being 'as near as they
could calculate, about a couple of months
too short.— Havanna Journal.
Drawing a Pension.
'Well, my lad, where are you traveling
this stormy weather alone?' asked an in,
quisitive landlord, in the north of Vermont
during the last war, of a small lad, whose
father was engaged in smuggling. and had
sent him, Young as he was, with an im•
portant message in advance of the par
, Going to draw my pension,' was the re-
Tension !' ectoed the astonished land-
lord. , W hat does so small a boy as you
draw a pension for ?'
.Minding my own business, and letting
that of others alone,"
The landlord sloped.
A Hard Case.
Babies on Sight and Demand.
Judge a well known, highly
respected Knickerbicker, on the shady
side of fifty, a widower with five children
—full of fun and frolic, ever ready for a
joke—to give or take, was bantered the
other evening by a Miss of five and twen
ty, for not Coking another wife ; she urged
that he was hale and hearty and deserved
a messmate. The Judge admitted the
fact ; and acknowledged that he was con
vinced by the eloquenca of his fair friend
that he had been thus far very remiss, ex
pressed contrition for the fault, confessed
an ending by offering hiniself to the ludy,
telling her she could not certainly reject
him after point ng out his henious offence.
The lady replied that she would be
most happy, but there was one, and to her
a serious obstacle.
"Well says the Judge, 'name it.'
? Judge, this is beyond your power.
I havo vowed if I ever marry a widower,
he must have ten children !"
'Ten children ! Oh ! that's nothing,'
says the Judge, 'l'll give you five now
and my notes on demand in installments
for the balance.'—Pact!
The Printing Office.
The following from an Eastern paper,
is sensible to the lost, and deserves a wide
'A printing office is like a school it can
have no interlopers, hangers-on or twad
lers, without a serious inconvenience to say
nothing of lost time, which is just as much
gold to the printer, as if metulically glit
tering in his hand. What would be
thought of a man who would enter a
school, and twaddle first with the teacher,
and then with the sch - olars; interrupting
the studies of one, and breaking the dis
cipline of the other? And yet, this is the
elicct:of the loafer in the printing office.
lie seriously interferes with the course
of business, distracts the fixed attention
which is necessary to the good printer,
and the interest of every establishment.—
No real man ever sacrifices the interest or
interfers with the duties of others. The
loafer does both. Let him think, if thought
be ever has, that the lust place he should
ever insinuate lea worthless, unwelcome
presence into, is the printing office."
Poetical and Practical.
An editor and his wife were walking
out in the bright moonlight one evening.
Like all editor's wives she was of an ex
ceedingly poetical nature, and said to her
mate, 'Notice that moon—how bright and
calm and beautiful."
..Couldn't think of noticing it,' return
the editor, for anything less than the usual
rates—a dollar and fifty cents for twelve
lines or less.'
Sulphur in -fipple Trees.—A friend of
ours once had an apple tree whose fruit
always fell to the ground while small. Out
of six bushels, he gathered not a half do
zen good apples. On reflection he deci
ded to give the tree sulphur. He bored a
hole in the tree about eighteen inches from
the ground ; the hole was lust one inch in
diameter, and three inches deep. Ile put a
bout a table-spoonful of sulphur into the
hole, and plugged it tight, with a pine
plug. 'fhe next year the apples were
nearly all good, He thinks that the with
ering of the fruit was caused by insects;
and they do not like the sulphur with
which the tree becomes impregnated.
VOL. XXII. NO. 26
For the Huntingdon Journal.
A SONNET, TO MISS V-;
Teem rivere antem t tecurn obearn libeue.'—Hoe.
There is a beauty that pervades all time,
Caught and reflected from a heaven we'v,,
Which on each wave of mind, though ocean
Strews priceless gems, with brilliancy divine.
These on a ba:my morn in June did shine
From out the case of thoughts, which gent.
ed with light,
Shone in the morning ray as Reav'n at nigh
With more than usual joy; when with design
More glorious still, they joined in a sWeetform,
Of loveliness, which now doth all control;
' Bids music flow from calm or darkest storm.
With wand celestial touches every thought,
Till all with melody divine is fraught;—
For is not love the music of the soul.
Cdr. Run, Juno 22, 1857.
H.w to Destroy Caterpillars on Tree: .
—Having observed several methods old..
stroying the caterpillars that infest appll
trees in the spring, such as rubbing thorn
off, burning with shavings, cotton and tar
pentine, &c., I am induced to give you
the simple and perfectly effectual method
practiced here. Take common soft soap
arid thin it - with water so that it will not
slip off the brush, and a person may stand
upon the ground and apply it to the nests
with a common painter's brush inserted
in a hole bored through one end of a long
strip, and all that it touches it will instant
ly kill. If applied while the nests are
small, very few will escape the first appli
cation. After the worms are larger, it is
equally efficacious, but muob more difficult
to apply thoroughly.
Any thin oil mixed with spirits of tur
pentine, is equally destructive to the
worms, but the soap is less injurious to tile
trees, S, L. Manchester, Conn.—Cotto
ABOUT BEES.-A swarm of bees in that'
natural state contains from 10,000 to 20,•
000 of the insect', while is hives they
number from 30,000 to 40,000. In square
foot if honey comb there are about 9000
A queen bee lays her egg, for fifty or sixty
consecutive days, laying about 500 daily.
It tribes three days to hatch each egg. •In
one season a single queen bee hatches
about 160,000 beos. It takes 5,000 bees
to weigh a•pound.
To Preserve Eggs—Put into a tub or
pan one bushel of quack lime, two pounds
and a half of salt, and a pound of cream of
tar ar. Mix the same together with as
much water as will reduce the composition
to that consistency as to cause an egg to
swim with its top just above the liquid.
then put and keep the eggs therein, which
will preserve them perfectly sound at least.
Crapes.—Place a bone in the earth,
near the root of is grape, and the vine will
send out a leading root directly to the bone
In its passage, it will send out no fibres—
but when it reaches the bone, the root will
immediately cover it with the most deli•
date fibres, like lace, each one seeking a
pore of the bone. On this bone, the vine
will continue to feed as long as any nutn•
meet remains to be exhausted.
Fall Turnips.--It is too soon to put
these in ; but not too soon for you to be
providing manure for them. And here
let us say to you that this crop always
prospers best when two ploughs are gives
to the ground.
The time for sowing tho seed will be
about the:2sth of July.
CURES FOR FELONS ON THE
The ticienttfic American says :
..The past year we have known the
spinal marrow of an ox or a cow applied
to three different persons with . the moot
satisfactory results, in relieving pain and
securing cures of their felons. ;I'ha opts
nal marrow should be applied every four
hours for two days."
zttal - 'Will you take this woman to be
your . wedded wife 1' asked an Illinois mag
istrate to the masculine of a couple wit*
stood before hint. "Wall, squire. you
must be a tarnal green hand to ask me
such a question as that ar. Do you think
that I'd be such a plaguey fool as to go to
the bar hunt and take this ar gal from the
quiltin' frolic, if I wasn't bonscripttioue
ly sonata and determined to have her 1.-
Drive on with your business, and don't
ax foolish questions.'
NIP" B--who has since made
quite a noise in the world while at college
was called upon to undergo an exantina•
tion in astronomy. On emerging from
the ordeal, one of his companions asked
him how he got off? Frst rate said B.—
they only asked me two questions, and I
answered them promptly and correctly.'-
'What were the questions ?' 'The 6ret...
was, 'What is a paralax r and I told them
4 don't know ! and the second one tol#
Can you calculate an eclipse l'—to whier - "
said no ! I'd like to Wu anybody answer
two piestees mere oerreetly than that.'