Huntingdon journal. (Huntingdon, Pa.) 1843-1859, March 03, 1858, Image 1

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Beautiful the children's faces
Spite of all that mare and sears
To my inmost heart appealing ;
Calling forth love:i tenderest feeling;
Steeping all my soul with tears.
Eloquent the children's faces—
Poverty's lean look, which saith,
Save us I sere us I woo surrounds us;
Little knowledge sore confounds us:
Life is but u lingering death.
(live us light amid our darkness;
Let us know the good from ill ;
e all our bliiiduess;
Love us, lead us, show us kindness—
You eau make us what you will.
We are willing ; we are ready ;
We would learn, if you would !each
We have hearts that yearn towards duty ;
We have winds alive to beauty;
Souls that any height can reach
liaise us by your Christian knowledge :
Consecrate to man our powers i
Let In take our proper station:
We, the rising generation,
Let us runup the ago as ours
We shall be what yuu•make us I
Make us wise, and make us good I
Make us strong in thus of trial ;
Teach us tutuperauce,
Patience, kindness, fortitude I
Look into our childish fuces ;
Bea yo not our willing hearts ?
Only love us—only lead us;
Only let us know you need us,
And we all will du our parte.
We are thousands—many thousand.
Every day our ranks increase;
Let us march beneath your banner,
We, the legion of true honot.,
Combatins for love and peace I
Train us ! try us 1 days slide onward,
They can ne'er be ou rd again:
Save ua, save ! from our undoing!
Save fro!h ignorance and ruin ;
Make us worthy ta be drim!
Send us to our weeping mothers,
Angel•stamped in heart and brow
\re may be our fathers' teachers :
Al may be the mightiest preachers,
in the day that dawned: now
Such the children's mute appealing!
All my inmost soul was stirred ;
lind my heart was bowed with sadness.
When a cry like summer's gladness.
Said, "The children's prayer is heard!
alir A gentleman on his way from
Boston to Vermont, stopped a tavern
where he met an inquii-ttive country fel
low, who said to him—
'Where have you come from if I may
be so bold?'
'Not bold at all—l come from Boston'
'Where are you going, if 1 may be so
'l'm going to see the widow M.'
'Are you a married man, if I may be eo
'I am a widower.'
•Are you going to mnrry the widow M
it I may be so bold?'
.That is too confounded bold!'
-'My hair is eighteen years older
than my whiskers,' said a lawyer, 'and I
cannot understand why my whiske►s
sfihnld turn gray first.' 'Because you
have' workiid so much more with your
*Vs thrt yr, belittle
*dui *torn.
The English correspondent of the Coin the spring for a pail of water; but when
mercial Advertiser gives the following de- she arrived within grappling distance,
scription of one of the Easter Holydays, she flung her pail away, clasped me rude.
which he passed at a small town, in the ly around the waist, and before I could
heart of Staffordshire : say .alas,' she lifted me from my feet and
On descending to the little parlor of kissed me with violence. She offered t,)
the inn, on Monday morning. I perceived apology for thus assaulting toe on the
t hat all the household were in their gay. Queen's highway. but laughed in my face
est attire, and that no one entertained any immoderately, and called out, •Sukey, I've
serious notions of work or business. I got him I'
_. . . _. . .
• " '
had despatched my solitary breakfast of
ham and eggs. and other country dais '
ties. and was looking out with mixed feel
in2s of delight and envy upon the pros
pect before me, when the door of my
roam was suddenly flung open, and six
ens)• eheeked. ringletted young women
entered. tittering very touch; and looking
very foolish at cacti other, and then to
I not not vain—but, to give the devil
his due, I um a rather handsome fellow—
my mother has told me so a thousand
thorn; so, upon the whole, I was rather
gratified by 'hi , piece of admiring atten
tion,—But to be left alone in a little par
lor, with half a dozen girls, requires some
nerve, and I confess I began to feel rather
qualmish. 1 tan rather bashful besides—
very hashful,•--and therefore had a mor
tai repugnance to being thus exhibited
gratis. and so to put an end to the scene,
I said in As careless a tone as I could corn
!nand, "What's the matter, Mary 1"
"Well, sir," she answered, "I see you
don't utr!erstand our ways, but you must
sit in this chair, if you please." And she
indicated a chair, which I had not percei
red, to the back staves of which were en•
twined laurel, ivy and flowers.
Anxious to conciliate them, I complied
with her request, resigning myself to my
fate with desperate fortitude. Scarcely
had I taken my seat when they lifted me
up in the chair, as high as they could,'
three or four times, laughing most outra
geously at my looks of bewildered horror.
II gave myself up for lost; an unfortunate
young men, who had strayed into a ruse
tic wilderness, far from his home and his
friends, entrapped, ensnared, and forcibly
carried away by six violent?) , pretty girls
but if I was horror struck at this proce
ding, judge what was my consternation,
when the leader of the assailants, that
very Mary, who had brought my break
lust half an hour before, and leered upon
me as only a charmingly wicked waiting
woman can leer, advanced, seized me
round the neck, and impressed upon my
half parted lips a ferocious kiss ! Thin
was the climax. f defied destiny from
that instant, end resolved to meet my fate
like a martyr "La, sir," said Mary, "1
declare, you are quite alarmed; I must
have another, just 'o bring you to your
senses." And she 'had' another, and it
di/ bring me to my senses. How seen
one gets - used to kissing ! All my terror
had vanished at the salute of the third
darned!, and I repaid the lip service', of
the sixth with interest --I grit s•t fond of
the sport, that I even wanted to repeat
the performance, and would not have cared
to employ the entire day in such pastime.
"Now, sir," said Mary, "you must
know that this is our ‘'heaving der.," to
day the young girls 'heaves' the young
men, whoever they can catch, gentle or
simple; and to morrow the young men
heaves we, if they can catch us, and them
as don't get a kiss, man or, woman, pays
forfeit.' I was also informed that it was
customary to give sortie trifling gratuity
to the ladies as a 'keepsake;' a practice
to which I conformed, by giving them a
trifle of money, which they did not keep
long, and they left me well pleased with
the success of their exploit, while I was
no less so
I rode in the mail coach to ,ithin about
! two miles of my friend's house, and wal
ked the remaining distance. My road lay
through narrow lanes, and across fields,
' until I came upon a small village. Filth
erto I had not net a soul; but was walking
merrily on, whistling or singing, in love
with all the world, not omitting the most
important item, in the aggregate--myself.
But its I entered the straggling village
could perceive gowns. an. itany colored
caps, flitting back Nerd and forward, and
had an intuitive consciousness of women,
resolved on heaving achievements, lying
in ambush behind impervious hedges;
which filled me with strange trepidation.
I proceeded ; however, calling up a look
of magnificent stand off or I'll bite you
expression, thinking in the innocence of
any heart, to cheek too hunihar advances
by an assumed hauteur.
NM! A►it±rrrably decisive* fora strong•
built young lady, in a state of most barba
rous heahh, came forward to meet me,
with an artful carelesness of manner, evi•
dently wishing to persuad e me that I was
unnoticed, and that she was only going to
Oh dear ! Oh dear ! scarcely had she
spoken, before Sukey, and Bet, and Polly,
and a dozen others, sprang into being
from i visible places, and was surroun
ded by a laughing, shouting group of un
feeling, rohustious females.
I expostulated and entreated in vain; 1
was pulled about, lifted up, and kissed
without mercy, till, making. a desperate
rally, I burst front their em braces, and fled
along the lane at the top of tar peed.
tg tile Sf
followed by derisive cheers from my bar
flea persecutors, and shouts of laughter
from their husbands, Wheels and broth
ers, who had left the Red Lion to see the
The Sabbath.
"0, Sabbath ! Needed for a world of
innocence---without thee, 'what would ,
this be but a world of sin ? There would ,
be no pause for consideration, no check to
passion, no remission of toil, no balm of care!
Fie who had withheld thee, would have
forsaken the earth ! Without thee, He
had never given to us the I;ible, the Gos
pel. th.e spirit! We salute, as thou con•
est to us in the name of the Lord--radiant
in the sitinshine of that dawn which broke
over a nation's achieved work—marching
downward in the track of time, a pillar of
refreshing cloud and guidling flame, in.
tervening with all thy light sew beams of
discovery and promise, until thou standeth
forth more fair than when reflected in the
dews and imbibed by die flowers of Eden—
more awful than when the trumpet, rung
of thee Sinai'! The Christian Sabbath !
Like its Lord, it but rises again in Chris.
lenity. and henceforth res. rds the rising
day. And never since the tomb of Jesus
as burst open by Him who revived and
rose, has this day awakened hat as the •
light of seven days and with healing in its
wings!—Never has it unfolded without
some witness and welcome, some song and
salutation ! It has been the coronation day
of martyrs, the first day of saints ! It has
been front the first until now the sublime
custom of the churches of God ! Still
the outgoings of its morning and its even.
'ug rejoice ! It is a day of heaven upon
earth ! Life's sweetest calm, pover
ty's birth right, labor's only rest ! No•
thing has such a hoard of antiquity on it!
Nothing contains ir it such a history ! -
Nothing draws along with it such a glory !
1 1 Nurse of virtue, seal of truth! The
household's richest patrimony, the nation's
noblest safe guard ! The pledge;of peace,
the fountain of intelligence. the strength
of lows rhe oracle of tnstruction, the
ark of mercy! Thu patent of our man
! hood's st,trituul greatness. 'l•he harbiuger
of our soul's sanctified perfection. 'I he
glory of rutigion, the watch-to•ver of im
I morta'ity. The ladder set upon the earth'
land the top of it reacheth to heaven, with
the angels of Gud ascending and descend
ing upon it."—Humilton.
Remember Me.
'there are not two words in the lan•
gunge thus call buck a more faithful train
of past remembrances of friendship, than
these. Look through your library, and
when you cast your eye upon a voluii.e
that contains the name of an old compan
ion it will say—remember ine. Have you
an ancient album, the repoisitory of the
mementos of early affection ! turn over
its leaves, stained by the finger of time—
nit down arid ponder upon the names en
rolled upon them ; each says— remember
tie. Go into the crowded churchyard,
among the marble tombs—read the simple
and brief inscriptions that perpetuate the
memory of the departed ones ; they too,
have a voice that speaks to the hearts of
the living and it say— remember me.—
Walk in the hour of evening twilight,
amid tho scenes of your early rambles ; the
well known paths, the winding streams
the overspreading trees. the green and
gently sloping banks, will recall the
dreams of pleasure, and the recollection of
youthful oompanions ; they, too, bear the
treasured injunctions—romember sae.
'' , Scotland forever!" exclaimed a
Highland Soldier, at Waterloo.
..ou/d frelaudfor longer!" riplied an
A little boy of seven or eight years,
connected with the interesting institution, was passing through the state of South
had learned to swear W henever he
is the successive changes n undergeos in Carolina, and in the evening arrived in the
heard a new form of profane language,
course of its history. For the first six suburbs of the town of —, where I
he would treasure it up in his mind, and months it is all isrlucky" sugar. As we had an acquaintance, on whom I called.—
then glory in astonishing and distressing
ente, our second olympiad, however. a I was quickly informed that the family
the servants, some of whom were pious,
change comes over not only our affections, was invited to a wedding at a neighboring
by his huge unheard of oaths. ',mous appa rel ; we no longer talk pres. house, and on bring requested, I changed
1f er a tune, a servant Women hearing
erves, while our railed shirts have much my
. olothes and went with them. As soon
him one day vwe,ir ino-ashockingly, to :d
broader plaits than they could once boast as the young couple were married, the
it to his elder sister. She called him to
of. SV hen the young husband and wife I company was seated, and a profound si• ,
her. their parents being absent, and told
first enter uson their new relation, how do lance ensued—(the man of the house was
hint if her distress at his wickedness
they see what is before them in the religious) a young Lawyer arose and Be.
He wept, and moot of all, when she spoke
shape of troubles, gridirons, cradles, dressed the compatty very handsomely
of their father, who was sure to adminis•
rocking chairs cholera infantum, bakers' and in finishing his discourse, he begged
ter stern rebuke and severe penisliment bill, small shoes, paregoric and hobby hors leave to offer a scheme of Matrimony.
As he begged that his parents Wight not
ses As they for the first time take lies- which he believed, and hoped would be
be told of it, she prottised not to tell, if he session of their new house, and enjoy its beneficial. And on obtaining leve, he
promised not to use such language again. cheering aspect, its regularity and quiet, prospered—
The little fellow hesitated, and at length and its expression of domestic peace and That one man in the company should
made the promise. It was faithfally Icept. joy, httv hive do they anticipate the trials be selected as President ; that this Pres'.
c " - end vicisituiles, the deep yet unseen foun• dent should be duly sworn to keep entirely
Though mingling with many evi'
pardons, who often sought to make him tains o r joy m u d sorrow which lie in their I secret all the communications that should
swear, though in tunny respects sadly way ! be forwarded to him in his official depart
wicked himself, he never afterwards spoke In o few years how changed ! One
s af. meat that night, end that each unmarried
a word which he knew to be profane. I, ter another has been added, in various gentlemen and lady should write his or
Exposure and punishment •could only ways to the company which began only her het name on a piece of paper. and
have restrained him fora time; Ito ti much with two, until at length they find them- under it place the person's name whom
better was this sister's judicious course ! • selves presiding over a numerous circle of they wisher' to marry; then hand it to the
Macy a boy, whose precocious desravity children, and relatives, and domestically, President for inspection, and if any gen•
fills his friends with horror, 'night he the father and mother both involved in tleman and lady had reciprocally chosen
strained by the prudent and affectionate responsibilities, from which they would each other; the President was to inform
efforts of an elder sister. ! have shrunk. had they anticipated them tit each of the result; and those who had not
When this lad hid reached the age of the outset. In a few years this happy been reciprocal in their choices, should
fourteen, the same sister sought him one circle must be broke in upon and scattered have their hoices kept. entirely secret.
day, and urged that he ought to become a Death comes arid takes away Abramica a After the appointment of the President
Christian She spoke of the uncertainty young lady, with pink boddice and black the communications were accordingly ban
e( life, aid the hardening of heart and eve eyes, comesin and csrries off Alexander; ded up to the chair, arid it was found that
cry way increased difficulty which comes a third, determined to die a sailor's death twelve young, gentlemen and ladies had
with advancing years; of the pleasantness ships before the mast,ss a canal; a fourth made reciprocal choices; bat whom they
of piety, and the advantages he had en- growing covetous, starts Californis. ; ::ad chosen, remained a secret to ail but
joyed io n religious education. But he while a filth in all probability, gets his in- themselves and the President, 'Ph, con.
constantly replied laughingly, 1, 0 sister, testifies kicked out by the sorrel - ball.— yersation changed, and the company res
don't talk about all that now; what is the II At lost the father and mother are left pectively retired.
use of bothering myself about religion now and after fifty years of trouble, love New hear the conclusion. I was pas
vt hit till lam grown up, sister, and then and vexation, they find themselves worse sing through the same place on the 14th
I'll see about it " Still she pleaded, and . 01l t h an w h en they first started. 'They of March followin g s, and was informed
still-he tried to laugh it off, till quite dos- are not only alone again, but they are that eleven of the twelve matches had
heartened, ale said, 'Well, my dear, a l one
tvithout hope of any more comps.' been solemnized, and that the young gen•
young brother, you know what you ought ay,. tlemen of eight couples of the eleven had
to do; I pray God that it may not b. said declared, that their diffidence was so great
of you at last. -Yeti knew your duty. . The Right Talk.
A Ant ight out tenter gives the following that they certainly should het have ad
arid you did it not.' She turned away in dressed their respective wives, if the above
advise to those young men who "depend
despair, to weep and pray. scheme had not been introduced.
on father" for their support, and talc , no
The boy walked off whistling a guy , You will be pleased to let the public
iterest whatever in business, but are ree.
time, but the tearful eye an Ire , . 'dot's hear of this scheme, and I hops it whl be
filar drones in the hive, subsisting on that
some of his loving and dearly loved sister, productive of touch g mod, by being priay
made her last .VOrt6 sin![ iltio bus heart, he tired elsewhere —Petersburg lutellig,n
could not forget them, he could ma Alice
MI the solemn impression. Thntie h for
two year; longer apparsiiily reckless, he
often rsurnibered that earnest appeal,
often trembler) lest he should die, often
attest determined to seek the. Lord- His
sister never had the heart to speak of it
again ; and it was not till severe! years
after lie became a professed Christian,
that she knew how powerful, by Cod's
blessing had been the impression produ
ced by her tender and prayerful warning
The itinnear.- of en atiectiourite, intelli
gent and pious sister upon her young''r
brother, may he greater in some respects
than even that ore mother. Let sisters
lay it to heart. '('hey know not how
much they can accomplish. Even when
repulsed end despairing, they may. by the
divine blessing, have lodged an arrow of
conviction Even the seemingly careless
may in fact he deride moved.
Never taste an atom when you are not
hungry; it is suicidal.
Never stop to talk in a church aisle af
ter service .0 over.
Nel , er hire servants who go in pairs,
as sisters, cousins, or any thing else.
Never blow your nose between your
thumb and fingers.
Never deposit the resulns of a •hawk'
or cough on the sidewalk.
Never pick your nose and look at it.
Never open your handkorchief to in
spect the product of a •blow.'
Never speak of your father as •the old
Never reply to the epithet of a drunk
ard, a fool, or a fellow.
Never speak contemptuously of wom•
an kind.
Never abuse one who was once your
bosom friend, however bitter now.
Never smile at the expense of your re
ligion or your Bible.
Never stand at the corner of a street.
Never take a second nap.
Never eat a hearty supper.
Never insult poverty.
' Never eat between meals.
itir A doctor went to bleed a sick dam
dy, mho languidly exclaimed :
.0, doctor you re a great butcher !'
To which the doctor rejoined :
I'm used to sticking , ealvest'
One of the most remarkable features
which is earned by others:
Come, oil with your cost, clinch the
raw, the plow handles, the aye, the pick
axe. spade—anything that will enable you
to stir year blood! Fly sr mad and tear
jacket. rather than he passive recipients of
the old tnnn's bounty ! Sooner than play
the dandy at dad's expense hire yourself
.1 to some potato patch—let yourself to
stop hog holes, or watch the bars ; and
when you think yourself entitled to a res
ting spell, do it on your own hook• net
up in the morning—turn round st least
twice before breakfast, help the old gentle
man. give him now and then a generous
lift in business, learn how to take the lead,
and not depend forever on being lee ; and
you have no idea how the discipline will
benefit you. Do this and our word for it.
you wi I seers to breathe a new atmosphere
possess a new frame, tread a new earth,
wake to a new destiny—and you may then
begin to aspire to manhood. Take off,
then, that ring Tram your little finger, break
yoar cane, shave your upper lip, wipe
your nose, hold up your head, and by all
means never again eat the bread of idle
ness nor depend on the exertions of your
father for your living. 7
Curious Preaching.
The heads of the Mormon ilhurch, give
us snylt , queer speciments of preaching.
The following is from a late sermon by
President Kimball:
..1-low long do you supposed it will take
a little man like ine—though I feel per
fectly able to thrash any six common wick
ed men—lf I am faithful in keeping the
commandments of God, and true all the
Clays of my life to my brethren, as I have
been hitherto. and men to be more to got
into the celestial kingdom of God with
my whole posterity, in case there should
be no obstruction ? How long do you
suppose it will be before toy posterity in
creases to over a million ? A hundred
years will not puss away before I will be
come millions myself. You may go to
work and reckon it up, and twenty-five
years will not pass away before Brother
Brigham and t will number inure than this
Whole territory. In twenty-five or thirty
years we will have a larder number in
our two families than there now is in this
whole 't erritory, which numbers store
than seventy•five thousand. If twenty
five years will produce this amount of peo
ple, how much will the increase in one
hundred years ? We would not number
them, or, if we did sum up the amount to
any given time, they are still on the in
Matrimonial Lottery.
On the 21st day of December lam, 1
sir A girl, who had become tired o
sincle blessedness, wrote to her intended
thus :
".Dear Jim, cum rite off if you are cum
min at all ; Ed. Heide mutt is insulin that
I shall have him, and he hugs and kisses
me so continually that I can't hold ou t
much longer."
or Here, you little rascal, walk up
here and give an account of yourself,
where have you been I
After the girls, father.
Did you ever know me to do so when
I was a Iry ?
No sir, but mother did.
My son, you had better go to bed.
Why is Ireland like a bottle of porter T
Because it has a cork in it.
'Excuse haste and a bad pen.' as the
hog said when he fled from the butcher.
gar Mrs. Partington, on being asked
respecting a pair of twins with which she
was said to have been recently blessed,
replied that if such was th fact, it need
not be wondered at, for she belonged to a
very growing family, arid though none of
rem had twins, yet several of them had
conic within one of it.
Mr As Joe was walking up Washing-
ton street yesterday with a friend. who
ludulgos pretty freely in the use of the
weed, the latter remarked that he wile al.
most roasted.
'No wonder,' replied Joe, 'as you bare
been on the spit all the morning,'
PATIENCE —When Dencen B—'s wife
died, the bereaved husband endeavored to
console himself by gaining the smiles of a
pretty servant girl in his family, whose
name was Patience—but the gray locks
and wrinkled visage of the worthy man,
were unsuccess ul pleaders in the Court
of Love. and she would encourage none of
his advances. The preacher paid him a
visit. 'You must endeavor to be resigned
to the will of heaven, and you will find it
advisable to have patience, under this of
(liming dispensation. 'Well.' said the
deacon, with sudde animation in his
manner, , 1 have, to tell you the truth, Mr.
been trying her a little, but she
seams a Litt!, (IRA.'
Annus' (fnitinin.
American Institute Farmers' Club.
Celery,—flow to grow ii.—Solon Rob.
isson—l have a letter from 8. W. Paine,
Johnson Creek, N. Y., which, though on.
like the preceding one that gives us some
important information how to grow pots.
toes, is equally important, becaus it asks
how to grow a valuable plant ; and it is on• .
ly by asking questions that answeiqien be
be obtained. Mr. Paine wants to know
how to grow celery, and so do I and some
thousands of others, and perhaps there
may be somebody here who thinks it such
a simple operation that he has . never tho't
it worth while to tell others, who will see
by this letter that somebody etse,wants to
know. The writer says :
most desire to know how to make a
bed fo• an acre or more of celery which
will keep out or prevent the destructive
ness of the gnat, fly, or worm, which de
stroys the young plant wholesale and m
oil. I suppose that they arise from the
fermentation of the manure; if so, what
mixture will keep them away ? Is there
anything which will serve or take the place
of manure—such as guano. bone duet,
&c tt hat will prevent or stop the rust
or blast 1 How can it be preserved far
liver use 1 Any part or all information
will be of value to many country gardeners.'
Mr i'aine thinks a a perfect re
medy would be worth $25 to him, and he
t hinks as much ouch to many other per.
Mr. Pardee—l tried, one year, seven
sorts of celery, and found Cole's superb
celery the best of all ; it grows small, and
of is pink color, but it is very superior.—
ThQ aced is now common; it originated is
England. Seymour's new solid celery
is white, and also a very excellent sort,
Mr Gore of New Jersey—My mode of
raising celery is this : I dig a trench 12 or
14 inches deep to set the plants in. and al
ways manure with guano or phosphate. I
set a board upon each side of the row, so
that no dirt can get into the heart of the
plant when I commence earthing up, and
keep them there until I get my trench fill
ed as high as the surface of the ground...
The soil is a sandy loam. lam very suc
cessful, and produce it very fine. Icover
the plants with boards in Winter, and dig
out from one end of the row as 1 want it.
It should be carefully earthed up every
day. Ihe moat essential thing in raising
celery is to blanch it well
Andrei! Fuller of Brooklyn—Seymour'.
celery is the best of all that I have ever
grown, as well for my own eating as foi
sale as a market gardener. I have raised
a good deal of celery in various places—
the best on mucky land near Milwaukie I
prefer guano for manure.
T. W. Field—The manure mostly in
use among the market gardeners, is well
' decomposed. comported manure and guano.
Wm. Lawton—l am glad that this sub
ject has been introduced, since the proper
cultivation of celery is a very important
branch of business. I notice the garden
ers about here do not use boards, but they
are very careful about earthing up the
plants every day when they are dry.
Judge Meigs—l have raised celery with
success folly years. The plant loves shade
and must have it when young. I choose
such a situation as will be shaded at mid
day, as the north side of a building, or in
the shade of a tree, for the best location
for a celery plant•bed.
Dr. Wellington—The unifoim custom
here is to sell three celery plants together,
at about the saine !nice that ono brings at .
Boston, and yet the Boston celery is the
the best at three tunes the price. It grows
there fur superior to what it doe.; in this
vicinity. It is only necessary to shade the
nursling plants of celery, and not the after
Prof. Alupea—l have tried a great many
experiments in growing celery, and have
settled the whitest as the best, aid that
above all other manures, hair, such as I get
from skin dressers, put in the bottom of this
trench, is the best. The young plants I
cut back three times. taking care not to tu.
jure the crown, to make the plants strong
before they are transplanted. I prefer to
have celery beds upon an inclination where
I can run water between the rows, and I
have tried sundry things in solution as fel.-
til.zers, but never lound anything equal to
hair, though old expo,lated horns do pretty
well. Decomposed amuck mixed with send
makes an excellent soil for celery.
lIIWA New Jersey farmer hits °frame
folks handsomely. He says :
"People says the farmers are the most
independent class; and pray why shonld
we not be ? We have to work hard enough
for what we get The reason why fann
ers don't fail along with the rest, is because
we live within our meaes. I own a good
farm, and *if I was to live as peopled° in
the cities. it would take five farms to keep'
me swot rev feralt):."