Huntingdon journal. (Huntingdon, Pa.) 1843-1859, February 24, 1858, Image 1

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*fiat Votttß.
♦s thin as a hatchet I've grown,
Ac poor as Job's turkey, by golly ;
1 stand, like a scarecrow, alone,
Sad victim of love's malancholy t
I feel most'confoundedly blue,
Life's rose is turned to a thrislle ;
Idy sweetheart has turned out untrue,
And sacked me as slick es a whistle I
Though lively and keen as a rat,
And playful 113 any young kitten,
She has got the sharp claws of a eat,
And has showed 'em to me thro' the mitten
Of our village girls she is the belle,
And plump at a partMgc she grows;
Her lips fur two cherries would sell,
Her cheeks are as red as a rose!
Like two bran new dollars her eyes,
Her nose is turned neater than was,
Her bosom with Venus' vies,
Her hair—it is finer then fiat.
I courted her day after day,
In the hope her affections to win,
But toy trouble is all thrown away—
Like a foul I have been takin in I
1 am laughed at by all of our (Mks—
They expected a wedding to flillew
She has turned out a tarmition hoax—
Her heart, like a pumpkin, in hollow
AG thin as it beanpole I grow,
And crabbed and cross as a bear,
34 heart—it is love cracked, I knew
1 shall lie down and die in despair I
BY TINLEY .1011S90/1.
On 1 aing again that melting strain,
That leve delights to hear;
For still my heart those sounds restrain,
Which are to me so dear.
And as I listen to its tunes,
To distant years I ily—
When every hour wns fill'd with joy,
Ere sorrow waked a sigh.
Ah, me I , ah, me I the happy
Cue never come back again ;
And though I often wish it back,
Thai wish, alas! is vain.
siiii is set, my hopes destroyed,
And garlands pal' and dead,
Are wreathed around the blighted hopes
That are forever fled.
11111rA good story is told of a young non
out West, who, while passing by a cashioua
ble house, baw 0 prou) girl at the window
He stopped and rang the bell, when the
girl came to the door and wished to know
his business. He took a dune from his
pocket, saying that he would give her the
piece fors kiss. She told him he might
have one. She never having had a dune
before, and did not know what to do with
it. She therefore told him that she would
give it back to him for another kiss. He
gave it, and welt on his way rejoicing.
Isar A pawnbroker 01 Sacramento, has
in pawn u gold watch, made in 1709. which
was presented in 1784, by Witbuington to
Lafayette. It bears inside of the csae the
following Incription:—.G. Washington to
Gilbert Wittier de In Fayette, Lord Corn
wall.. capitulation. Yorktown, December
17, 1781.
mor Necessity has no law, but an un.
awasialma gumbos af.hatopomai
*elect **R.
litCll AND POOR.
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Oh) mine was but a perjured faith,
, •
And mine a broken vow;
Else he I loved, and who loved me,
Were Isere beside mo now I
'Crime hither, Honne, my poor proud
child !'
There was a world of music in my me
tiler's deep sorrowful voice, and I crossed
the room in twilight, and threw myself on
a low stool nt her feet. The coal fire was
smouldering in the grate. The carpet
with its dark rich c•ilors, looked worm and
condonable in the dim light, but outside
the wind howled hurrying by. and unquiet
feet of the wild November rain paced a
round the old house like a sentinel. I had
a long time been loved by one good and
noble and more than worthy Ile was
like some peel artist's conception of nor
sing, with his cairn high brow, his clear
blue e yes, and golds n tresses, There was
an expression bold Rimless truth in his
handsome features, and a look of loving
tenderness about his pleasant mouth, Ile
was all sunshiee, and he shone his way in
to my heart. I loved Win though I hard
ly acknowledged it to myself. lie was
do ir, and I--I had but my proud ole name
and the ruined mansion and the ousted
patrimony of the race of Stuarts.
Another lover Caine, and this one was
noble. The gold lay yellow and deep and
shining in his iron coffers, and the broad
Lands that called him master, were green
and fair. If Morgan Phillips was radiant
with the beauty of morning, this other one,
Hunt llennesiy, was the petsonification of
some stormy night, not wet with rain of
tears, but black, darkened and terrible with
heavy tempest clouds, with now ado then
a mar flashing through them like the gleam
of a giant's burnished armor. [ loved
*tint-gait Phillips, but Hunt Hennesly's
wilder nature possessed a strange charm
for my adventurous imagination. With
him, I could realize every dream of my so
dreaming youth—l could cross the Eastern
desert, bivouac among the Bedouins, and
stand among the ruins of Jerusalem, and
weep over filbm grandeur of Greece and
Rome—with hint I could float down the
castled Rhine, look out on the stormy Ile.
beides, and follow the track of the old
florsemen across the Northern sea. With
Morgan Pliillips what should I share
'Love,' answered tremblingly the low
voice in my heart, and I saw a vision of
peaceful home, where my presence would
make sunshine. I twined the roses over
the cottage walls and locked the blue•eyed
children. bright with the golden hair of
my lover husband, but the cosy tea table
with its fresh biscuit and clotted cream,
brought visions of washing dishes and
scouring knives: the blue-eyed ones of my
rocking, however fast the cradle jogeed,
would cry, and arrant fancy turned with a
sigh of relief to the other ,icture--the lul
Irby of the peaceful Mediterranean—the
summer isles upon her breast. Uncon
sciously I said aloud :
.1 shall be Hunt Ilennesly's ,' and then
my mother culled me to her 41...
I thought as I sat down at her feet hew
beautiful she had been in years past, how
bean tifol she still was, with her great sor
rowful black eyes, She looked steadfastly
nt me for a moment and she said hall sor
rowfully :
•My child, have you promised to he
Morgan Phillips' wife ?'
•No, in non, I am young yet.'
'Yea, very young: but if you have not
promised, you hay,. let hint see for these
many months that you loved him--that
his presence at your side was we'eome.
Now, Fianna, if you did not mean to wed
him. was this right V
I blushed ana vas silent, and she con.
know Hunt ff ennesly loves you, also,
and I will not council you. Your iiwo
heart will be your safest guard, if you will
101 l .w it ; only Harms Stuart. my child, do
not let ambition, power, luxury, anything
tempt you to marry without love. The
retribution will be terrible,' and my mothe r
drew her ',bawl about her and shuddered;
albeit the room was worm. Her voice
was husky when she said :
' .1 will tell you, my poor girl, &story of
my own youth. I had not thought to com
fess your father's faults or 'nine, and Gild
knows which were the heaviest, but you
nerd the !emu and you shall have it. I
was motherless. I have seen the picture
of the beautiful being who. died that I
Ittight lirov bet ale tweed hes earth en
she had clasped one to her brea.t. I was
my father's idol, but at filteen, he died and
left me poor. Ile lied been wealthy. hut
after my mother's death he had trusted his
fortune to a faithle, , steward, and I was
scarcely above want.'
sus beautiful, the world said and f
knew it well. The face that met my gaze! •
as I stood before my mirror. was bright and
bewildi ringly lovely. I had been educa
ted in conventional retirement, and my
heart was fresh and pure. I loved Benne
you have never known such a passion It
was worship—it was idolatry—it was the
life of my life. And he [ loved was poor
Allen Greame woe fatherless like myself, •
but I was an inmate of his mother's cot.
Cage. Very tenderly they cherished the
orphan committed to their care. I knew
that Allen loved me. I read it in every
act; in the appealing tenderness with
which his blue eyes rested upon my face;
in the care with which he anticipated my
wishes, and in the very atone' ians of -his
voice as he addressed me
'But another sui.or came. Allen Gre
nme had never asked my love, and I had
never promised in so ninny words to be
his bride, but for tunny mon' Its he had
believed int. all li!s own. and yet when
your father visited the cottage, his eyes
sought my race with a kind of question
ing sadness. Time passed on and seven
weeks beheld roe Percy S'uart's betro
thed Looking back, I cannot see by
what circumstance this change MIS first
about I worshipped Allen Grenine us
madly as ever.--His smile was the sun
shine of my existence. Your father 10.
ved me, at least he idolized my beauty,
and he was a noble, generous man Still
Ins presence had no power to awaken a
single heart thrill. But he was rich and
'while born. I coveted the proud rank of
his wealth—the stately mansion and the
old name It was a long struggle between
bee and ambition, but at length I laid my
hand in his. Scorn me, hate me, Heinle,
I deserve it. I sinned willfully. I. new
I did not love him--the henrt and =oil
were long ago yielded tip in adoration of
another—and yet I became his bride.
'Allen never reproached me, but the
stony, hopeless sorrow in his blue eyes
was more bitter than the most terrible
words. His wither w.e , kind as ever
But .I could see the hot tears fill upon the
bridal garments she was making. And I
Oh, Benne, shudder, looking back tiro'
nll these years, at the bare 1110Uallt of coy
stletit rigony. I believe that I tsar Itiltre
beautiful than ever. My eyes were wild
ly bright, and my cheek flushed wine
an hundred years old, mantling over a
8 Ivor goblet. Aly bridegroom liked die
impressive coldness of my manners. I do
not think he ever dreamed that I did not
hive him, nod my stateliness accorded
well with the lofty pride of himself and
ell his haughty race
married him. The ceremony was
over. lie turned to kiss his wife for
the first iliac, when a shrek rang through
the church, a piercing, terrible shro k.
Then there was a heavy fall Allen was
borne senseless through the crowd. My
husband might have suspected when he
sox my anguish, that he wan mare than
the brother I called him, hut said nothing.
He even acceded to my wild prayer that
our bridal journey might be postponed
until he was better, and permitted me to
be a constant watcher at his bedside. He
had not long to wait. My beloved had
broken a blood vessel in his fall, and the
fourth day he died. I held his hand as
he faded silently away.
'Katrine,' he said, looking mournfully
into my eyes. 'Marine it is very tweet
to die thus with you beside me. I am
dying for your love. I shill be happy
dearest, for an angel whispers you will
he mine in Heaven You have never
said you loved use, but I know it. I know
that my dying love is more to you than all
this bright living world, end l am going
where no shadows fall. Kiss me. Ka•
trine, and then sing me one of our d. ar
old songs.'
'I had kissed hint many times before as
a sister might ; the free, innocent kissee
of childhood, but now ; kissed woman
hood's deathless love; and then drawing
his head to my bosom I sang. It was a
ballad we had sung nosy times Loge her.
when the stars were climbing upitito the
quiet sky And I sang it now to the soul
which was 110(11 to climb above the stars,
above the sky, even to the Walston' of the
great white throne. He looked at me
with floods of light swelling into his large
• blue eyes. Every moment he grew more
and more beautiful, till I was frightened
at his unutterable glory. I ceased, and
i his low voice wbuspered—‘Katrine—fleu
yen I'
gee lille eiose4 over thee, mow ere
,u•ncefa! V ma a rhild lira d.m.rt to dry am.,
and tho golden head o:r.•w cold upon my
bottom I was alone with tor dead r
my mother paused, and clapped tar
vuldly to her heart. then relea-ing me,phe
.11anne I know in those early dove
your father loved me, no could low,—
Not with the worship of the deed, but he
was proud of me anti tried to make we
happy He suffered much The wif e
whose head rested on his been n slept in
her dreams upon another's heart. mix d
with crave mould. When he clasped his
arms around me. ever between their fel&
ins and my slender wait, were those cold
arms of the dead. I pitied hint. but my
wry soul was sick unto death: I c•mlil
not feign a love my heart could never feel.
It was two years, Hamm, before you were
born. ne had of late to neck hie happt
ness otherwise I did not trouble mveell
to inquire into the nature of his pursuits.
I was grateful to' be left alone. tt hen
you were put into my ores, I rained tears
of blehsing over you. thanking God that
toy heart could not love still
'As I lay there in silence with my eyes
shut, holding you on my heart, I heard
hut say :
.Perhops this ch;ld Will vtin 1), , r 1,,
for mo. God grout it; wo may be le
.It n•as n vain hope ; Ihirne ; I %co, co;
der to Ilia; then ever. We boil; Incrd. I
wuti Id hold you oi my arm: hot, aft. r
hour, raving medic over the ht,d a•ho
should have beet; your (whey. On.• night
nu I held you thus my Ini-1,1,,d entered.
•Katrine: said he, .1 shall die 0. wc.
di,. by my own head. 1 have bot m 5 ai
at the gaining table whither your cold., e
has driven uyr '1 am sorry
In our nuwa•ut clti J 1 bu , c.!:
little else, womnn, who i ;: your.
self for station, when your t: wab an
other'b !'
.1 knew his rf.proach.s we, just, and
nt still hi defiant ell, , nt:p. voti
ny Far five nanitt,, si
le•htly luukiug on us
apin. with a softened tom
filitrito , twelve-. me. P. y,•,, did
riot. know your own heart
Let nut our parting he in eager l have
done you loony iv.olige. but 1 have ,tiff,
ed terrttly Gnd will juilt4, ium nod he is
mureittil. Ittorine, kiss me once before I
the. l lore let me hold you in my heart !
are our %ode Your hatred cannot
he to rem.. utr this my lost rulti"st !•
'lllnto.. I. kn. ,v l•. 1 wren dell., ruled
tite• IV I •prsng tip fro. my seal. I held
you aloft troui iny arm, and
!do nut touch ue ! I In th you! I
hate you! 13ut fors,' ny ;Lading .v , .01d
not hove died. 13. lore tour candor
was hap y. 01. ! You runote sutler as I
have suflered, ever since your hateful
lit,. called me wife !'
'Then holding you sill. 1 stink down
upon the Hour, weak, helpless in it po , i
tion of solibing 1 c.n reineuth•r
distinctly but I have it faint in
aleatory an kiss of fire upon inv fore
head; of seeing your hiby face covered
with passionate caresses, and of b. ing
roused from the darkness of my long faint
by the report of a pistol Your 1,011-r
was dead. Ilanne, do not pies hate me.
have loved you, suffered for yen.
in your life If my crime was ir e al. the
punishment of my Ill• long remorse is
frrrible !'
lelasped her bowed figure in ins• ar n
and ',reseed my tips aga.n and ag•in to
her fiwthed itrow tatuthlering the while ot
the thought that as terrible hod been
but for the story slid its minting. (HI,
how touch dearer toy heart delmowb•dged
her in the utter hopelestiess of tier fearful
sorrow, than she hod ever heen, in what
I had supposed, the cold perlectness of
There was a quick ring at the door- lin the vegetable woild it belongs to the
'Mr another gathered about her the heavy' saute list of drugs with prussic acid. arse,
folds of her shawl, and, then turning on , ic, and henbane, Many a man is chewing
111, , the tippling glance other tearful eyes i or smoking enough ever day In kill out•
passed from the room, even as limit Hen right three or four of the stoughnst men,
at.IY entered. Hr hut of atY feet; using at in the way fur the first nine Its
whit pered 'pleadingly of the 'wore his deadly ~eittio is first felt upon the nerve
care should make so brigia. and Menlo', poo • tilenough is taiten at once to
• it. nicotine principle sudd , n
tarily I shuddered, no I drew my :mod
It el,-ct,t, vial Said ci , calming it
from lok clasp.
Various experiments
.ir 11 "."" valV ‘ " I said in a how ' "" n„ .t.„ ~„1,in.1, ..xhihn its shockmg tv •
ite,t time •L have heard that in mem er to ,00mize a n d k.II A single drop of
%% litchi bus made the diatiriettort of thie 1, eon ',cod oil o , ule take the life of the
mold semi) of hille moment, iu C. 1181,, •t, h ',lies oath seenstioie d to its use. It s
w i th " t ,,, fru, ove winch sboll I;tat for to xt a. a,lul wink IS seen in the blood. It
~, it 8 lie CiretilvtiOU hr the ah , orhunis of
e '""" ) * I d" nut so lave (""' I t•n unot the mouth. It reaches n ',so by the pro
your wile I coos id respiration. Au e orrives
My word• left no room for hope mid he fat the lungs to ezchit , •ge gases with the
went out silently into the storm I never 1 air, the particles of tobucco-oil floting in
looked upon his face again. Bi.fon l the' the smoke of the cigar or pipe lire inhaled
evening was over Alorgan . Phillips also I i n t ot v ii i e t c hi t t, rcu t i . o . l i d
u it t e u po:
sought my presence and his errand was ' hurt
habit into :111 '1 1; 1 8:h; let ftill ' and free per ictim of :,
to say farewell. Sitting beside me, WY ispiration arise; then drop it fly into that
heed in hiss, he enermered t vete?, end it die, m the invent of entrant.
MY helov.ll, I du, not ri..k you
to h.. but I ii iI ..tny and you
nivrn to Imo , her. I I 00, you to your
bright den.iny.'
There wnen•t mach pride h•ft my heart
the , end I raid in a whispiir en low that
only ei,f, of I Could . Ca. eh the mated :
•Nlorean stay„4triny sake, stay r
Oh, what an OfOrettsinti of b , antiful
light and t.av,•l4o4; , itf vetting sunshine
lanke ever his face then But the rest
i.o%' Ferrer. I 9111 Moreno Phil
lips now.- I
hear of f lunt llennesly
f,ditla among t he proudest
and the ttnt,!e.t of the land, bat his name
beige nith :1 no reetets Dearer tl en
the tateh,est skies of far off Italy, are
the Idne eyes that meet toy own so Inv.
inffly; sweeter than the wid': world's
h(quige, the tones which murmur, as I
stand oolong my idols—'.My wife, my he.
loved r
Printers Language,
In the following illustration of . printing
office diaiovue. there is decidedly wore
truth him poetry:
Forytunn—You ft.Uow with the big
loom h. what arr you at ufiwy
Composuor—Unt setting .41 house on
fire!" m arly dnoe.
F tint's Sit•rling nbnot?
—He's ongagtql on "Fin r.
ih' \lurler
Finish it es gn'rk es vnu can
an.ll,l l ,llnrse through with his trlrgrnph
whir nr« you trying to got up?
111111..11 • A piinic in the 11nney \larkr•r
Bimdt.n, what are you di:
r is t 1
Pmwden— , •Prizes in Perham's Gift En.
terprizi ,
!,. .11
I , oreinnn —Stop 'that, and take hold of
~ I ttoot way (Inv,
G'ore+a•ut--Wit-on, what are you doing
tvhh ti)' of Democracy?"
'Vil , t:o—•l'rein t , to justify them.
Po• ctn't•do that; so correct
t.h.•-• ....eOurse of Straightoute."
ill I he thunder have you been
ill - , ni‘• half hour►
t:ft•in t ,. the '.Compromise
•:wun•:,' , hick my sub set.
Fore.olo— You chap on the stool, what
rr you on?
Coin & itor • On the •el'able" you gave
rtireinan—L,ny it on the table for the
pi,siit—have no mow (or it.
Yull..n.—Shull I lead these ~ Men of
la wit re Coui.t?"
Rll , llltlll—No They're solid, of course
t 'omposi.or—D )3 on want a bold faced
I,ood to ••Jeany Lind's Faintly ? '
Fate iota —No; such things go in small
C.l 8. Devil Jack, have you got up that
aphid joke
J•ick —No, out of 'arts
Foreman—Weil, throw in this '•Alillion
of t;,itfointa Gold," and when you get
i• eons, reith it, i'll give you sonic more.
1,..%). t ~ u Ii is 101 l the .Cualition ?"
i!sott -• Yes. sir, we "Coalition' was
op Lot 1 , is now ktorked two pi.
ot,u—Ju.tify it if you can. 130 w•
de o. at 0, 3, I/ gio
Boo..leik- - Nothing to %Vela. "
Furt.:11811-1% ril, never magi that—take
hung for the Poor"
V...:11:111 to the Editor—Sir, we want
cUi.) .
E.Hot Go to the .‘,/totl."
And weld, but found the .•devil" had
L'• ni• to 0f . 0.r . a cent's worth
yu.l.kaso, ca idy to treat the offie, nod
odor is—(looks out at the window)
confound his ugly picture —pitying mar
ble, in the street. Exit the foreman down
stairs L.lking to himself
titters necessarily n pollster.
It is our of the mum powerful poisons
Riorat giittiaturts
For the Journal.
NO. 1.
It should be the atm of oil true Chris.
thins to make the hours of the lttbhnth
day, a source of especial fthprovernent;
and in what 'better way can we spend
this time—when not engaged in public
devotion—than by reading books which
tend to elevate, and enlarge our moral na
ture. Of the bodily exercise oecessary
to health on this n+ well as other days I
say nothing but refer to the leisure hours
so often trifled away, or spent in perusing
honks having no moral toiliiy I wits once
iu company with a friend who when I
come it, was engaged in reading a icily
deeeritition of startling scenes of every
day life which seemed evidently fictitious,
and upon my objecting to it, he replied,
Mr our pastor read it, and liked it,
and surely t'is not wrong for me to follow
his example, even in small matters. Ah.
thought I example clamhes with precept
when we are tune' to "remember the
Sabbath day to keep it holy" yet shown
no example of levity even by our precep
tors. Let us now consider the effect of
such reading upon ourselves. In the case
of the Rev. spoken of I thought tt a poor
pre, oration for the duty he soon would he
called to perform—in delivering Gut's
message" of peace upon earth, and good
will to inan"—and in the other instance—
like the waste of time in worldly officer.
nation it consumes the hours intended for
better purposes. Being such slave, to
the vanities of the world, our inside are
in constant danger of being led away from
the contemplation of eternal realities.
Though we may watch our thoughts with
vigilance on this day they will not at all
times he mindful of the Saviour but this
may he forgiven if we by constant prayer.
endeavor to lessen the fault. When we
voluntarily break the 4th commandment
we are not only accountable for the sin
as regards ourself. but for the effect of
our example upon those around us. (lin
dren are committed to our care to be ..trai
ned in the way they should go" and in
the ••nurture, and monition of the Lord"
and bow can we expect them so to live,
except ri,--as parents or guardians—do
an likewise? While no meetly secular
book is suitabl • for Sabbath reading there
fore, however good, or instructive tt may
be—in a worldly 'sense--we should cast
it aside on Sunday because our children—
who cannot so well discriminate between
good, and evil--may imitate our deeds,
I and fall into error. The consequences
we cannot foresee. Let us then avoid
as wt. art• commanded to--every ..appear.
once of evil."
Row To LOADA GUN.-According to
Mr Sutherland, the Richmond (Vu.) gun
maker, you ought to try it repeatedly with
chargee consisting of equal bulks of pow
der and shot, till you come to a quantity
wilh which the gun will not recoil, or but
slightly. This will give you the proper
quantity of shot. With this load however,
the gun will scatt:r in all directions. To
correct this, reduce the quantity of pow
der untill you find that thr shot is carried .
as close as you desire. A gun load‘ct
thus will never bum. To mane it carry
farther use shot of a larger size. No gun
should he fined more than twenty times
without being wiped oust. When in the
field, ,t is much safer to carry the piece
always at u half-cork.
To DIV:TROT %' ELM is GR&IN.—Sonk
linen cloths in watt, wring them, amid
cover your grain with. In two hours' time
you will Find ill the weevils on the cloth,
which must be carefully gathered off hat
none of the in•eoto may e,cape, and then
imutirse in water to destroy them. —Domes
he EnTeopce
WEEvn, —These troublesome pests may
be kept out of grain by using salt. Sprin
kle a little tine salt on the bottom and a
round the sides d the bin as you fill up, Ind
over the to worn full. Wheat kept in
old salt barrels will never be destroyed by
the weevil.
‘‘'hy it a thief a ;ail-bird Ana,
Because he heen a .robbing.'
Why is a lean dog like a man in
meditation T Ana.•-Because he's a thin
our (thinker.)
t rer Wou:d ynu rnther di • by the foil.
loupe or be roasted to death T
By the latter process ; because n hot
steak, (stake) is bitter than a cold
American Institute Farmers's ChM
TUESDAY, Feb. 16. Robert L. Pell,
President of I he institute, in his affair.
Judge Wigs, the Secretary, read ex
tracts from foreign journals, one of which
describes a
J 1 Neu; Grafting Wax.-- rake two
ounces of common rosin, melt it slaty over
I fire, being, careful not to heat it so much
as to trial, it throw off its spirit of turpen
tine. 11 hen it becomes clear as syrup,
add a little less than one ounce of alcohol,
and aria well, and put in a bottle at once
and cork tight Alcohol is to be added suf.
ficieut to make the mixture liquid and keep
it so, and when applied to trees it hardens
at once and forms an air tight covering.
Cut Feed for Cattle,—Solon Robinson
reed a letter froin John Manross of Hills
dale, Mich., upon the aubje.t of cut teed
for cattle, which after speaktog of the din
! cussion held by the Club some weeks
since upon the subject, in which was
suited that portions of the straw and corn
stalks were found to have passed undiges
ted into the lower intestines, the writer
' , This may be true in part, and yet the
practice may be good to a certain extent.
ern in the ear may make very good beef,
though part of it may pass through the
animal undigested, to be devoured by some
other animal lees fastidious; and the prac
tice may not be very economical, but that
dep ads somewhat on the price and ripe
ness of the grain, and tilt convenience of
grinding,. Whether corn is 75 cents or 15
cents I:er bushel is an important question
in dispe:ing of the crop. It was further
said in the discussion alluded to that woody
fibre contains no nutriment, that nothing
but worms can live on it The fact that
worms and grubs do live and get fat or. .
wood might seem to admonish us that ft
does contain nutriment. Our corn-stalks
here were cut rather green. and our little
Wolverine children are frequently seen
sucking the sacharme 'natter out of them.
Our pigs. though in,good condition, do the
saute. Feed is plenty here; meal and
buck wheat flour can be bought for r cent
a pound, and beef and pork four cents a
But molasses is 50 to 62 cents per gal
lon. nod sugar in proportion, and so the
children extract it from the cornstalks,
which are said ro be unfit for food forstock.
It is iru • th:it very ripe stalks, of straw or
bay, coot tin less neutriment than when
cut green ; vet all contain sortie neutri
ment, if well preserved, Much depends
no the particular objects in feeding. If
we wish to 'mike a very large or fat animal
in the shortest time, he should have the
hest of stalling and the best feed. But
tics in all circumstances, will not pay
lion. Judge Spence of Maryland
used to ride through his circuit with a pair
of very small horses. Ile said that their
progenitors were gond-sized horses ; but
when they were one year old he placed
them on un island in Chesapeake Bay,
WIG kept them there two years without
any food or shelter, %accept what nature
provided. This might have been salt
marsh and sedge and brush. He said that
they were vary fleet, very hardy. and ea
sily kept The wild Indian turns his po
l nips loco the thicket in time of deep snows
and some of them come out in very good
condition. We do not advise the provi
dent farmer to initiate him in every case...-
! A finer teed and good stabling lo no doubt
the better way in general, but circumstan
-0.8 alter cases. The horses of Judge
sow , might riot be highly esteemed by a
New York dray tuan but they answered his
purpose better than some of the pamper
ed ti sins of the city. The first settlers
in timbered lands frequently winter their
cattle on tree tops, The buds and bark
only form more neutriment than the wood,
yet altogether very good food for cattle in
title of scarcity has been often obtain
ed from forest trees.,
Upon this. Mr. Robinson said that so
far us he was concerned ho had never in
tended to advance the idea that corn cobs
or corn stalks, or other woody fibrous food
might not be beneficial to cattle, in which
term he included all kinds of stock; but
that grinding cobs and cutting coarse, dry
butts of corn stalks for feed won't pay;
and it even d••pends upon circumstances
uhrther cutting straw and hay will pay;
hat It does not depend upon any circum•
stance. because it is a certain foot that an
animal may be induced to eat suoh undue
quantities of cut stalks and straw, by coa
ting them with meal and seasoning with
salt, as to prove injurious It would re
quire some very nice experiments to prove
when and where chaffing stalks and straw
a- well as grinding corn, will pay cer
tainly not where it is worth only 15 cents
a bushel.
Lawxosi—ln reference to feed
ing out hny, L have proved that a bushel
of cut had weighs five and a half pounds;
if iN ell pressed down, and that fed to a
tow three times a day. I find amply sufE
' cient. and the cows thrive upon it. 'That
is my present practice.
The PIMIDENT---A cow will eat wet
hay ten times faster than dry hay, and se
will an animal eat moistened cut feed
mixed with meal, and it may bo owing
to swallowing with too much rapidity;
that a portion ()titmouse &maven! tlt , -