Huntingdon journal. (Huntingdon, Pa.) 1843-1859, April 21, 1858, Image 1

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oiclat gnarl)
'For lo 1 the Winter is post, the rain is over
end gone, the flowers appear on the earth, the
time of singing of birds is•conte and the voice
of the turtle is hoard in our hu.d, the fig tree
putteth forth her green figs, and the vines with
the tender grapes give a good smell, arise,
my love, my fair one and come awity. l —Sonp
te Solomon, ch. ii. 11-1.1 0.
• The winter's cold has gone,
The rain has ceased its falling,
Earth takes her ficwery zone,
And all the birds are calling.
Hark 1 tie the turtle's voice,
So Sort, es sweet, so cooing,
It seems to say, mjoice,
Revier ing nature viewing,
Come away!
The fig tree putteth forth,
Her lueions store so tender,
termrst from the north,
Her fruit shall worthless render.
See ! all our trailing vines,
With inellc w grapes are laden,
And joyous wreath entwines,
The happy laughing maiden,
Como away !
Arise! for light and halm,
And flowers, and gushing singing,
All make one perfect Psalm,
Through the heart's chamber ringing.
Bound with the fawn like grace,
Of beauty's fairest daughter,
And let thy matchless face,
pe mirrored in the water,
Come away 1
The chorus of the birds,
Shall greet thee while advancing,
And all thy silver words,
Shall be like spring entrancing.
For winter's cold has gone,
Tho rain has c eased its falling,
Earth takes her flowery zone,
And all the birds are calling,
Come away I
Ostoricat *WO.
And thus once more the body of tho vir
gin was left to repose in peace, once snore
the devout could offer their prayers to the
Saint at ihe altar =secreted by her pres
ence, and once More the superstitious
could increase the number 01 the miracles
wrought by her favor. Through the long
period of the fall and depression of Rome,
her church continued to be a favorite one
with the people of the city, and with the
pilgrims to it. Front time to time it was
repaired and sdorned, and in the thirteenth
century the walls of its porticoes were co-
vored with a series of frescoes, represent
ing the events of St. Cecilia's life, and the
finding of her body by Paschal. These
frescoes—precious as specimens of reawa
kening Art, and especially precious at
Rome, because of the little that was done
there at that period—were all, save one,
long since destroyed in some .restoration"
of the church. The one that was preser
ved is now within the church, and repre
sents in its two divisions the burial of the
Saint by Pope Urban, and her appearance
in St. Peter's Church to the sleeping Pas
chal, whose figure is rendered with amu
sing naivete and literalness.
Meanwhile, after the translation of St.
Cecilia's body, the catacombs remained in
much the same neglected state as before,
falling more and more into ruin, but still
visited front year to year by the pilgrims,
whom oven pillage and danger could not
keep from Rome. For two 'centuries,—
from the thirteenth to the fifteenth—scarce
ly any mention of them is to be found.
Petrnrch, in his many letters about Rome,
dwells on the the sacredness of the soil
within the city, in whose crypts and chur
ches so many saints and martyrs lie buried
but hardly refers to the catacombs them
selves and newer in such a way as to show
that they wore an object of interest to him,
though a lover of all Roman relics and a
faithful worshipper of the saints. It was
near the end of the sixteenth century that
a happy accident—the falling in of the
road nutside the Porta Sulara—brought to
the streets of the Cemetery of St.
Pri s cilla, and awakened in Antonio Bosio
a zeal (or the z-xploration of the catacotnos
which led him tt: di:vote the remainder of
his long life to the pa rsti!t. and by study,
investigation, and observatien, to lag the
solid basis of the thorough and con:nra
bees' ve acquaintance with subterranean
Rome which has been extended by the re•
searches of a long line of able scholars
down to the present day. But to Busio
the chief honor is due, as the earliest, the
most exact, and the most indefatigable of
the explorers.
It was during his lifetime that the story
of St. Cecilia received a continuation, of
which ho himself has a full account,
In the year 1599, Paolo Emilio Sfondrati,
Cardinal of the Title of St. Cecilia, un
de.rtook a thorough restoration of the old
basilica erected by Paschal. He possess.
ed a large collection of relics, and deter
mined that he would place the most pre.
cious of them under the high altar. For
this purpose the vault containing the sar
cophagi in which St. Cecilia and her com
panions lay must be opened, and on the
20th of October the work was undertaken.
Upqn breaking through the wall. two sar
cophagi of white marble were discovered.
The Cardinal was on the spot, and, in the
presence of numerous dignitaries of the
Church, whom he had sent for as witness.
es, he caused the heavy top of the first of
these stone coffin to be lifted. Within was
seen the chest of cypress wood in which,
according, to the old story, the Saint had
been originally placed. Sfondrati with his
own hands removed this lid, and within
the chest was found the body of the virgin
with a silken veil spread over her rich
dress, on which could sill be seen the
stains of blood, while at her feet yet lay
the bloody cloths which had been placed
there more than thirteen centuries before.
She was lying upon her right side, her feet
a li't le drawn up, her arms extended and
resting one upon the other, her neck turn
ed so that her head rested upon the left
cheek. Her form perfectly preserved,
and her attitude of the sweetest virginal
grace and modesty, it scented as if she lay
there asleep rather than dead. The sar
cophagus which was opened second, was
found to contain three bodies, which were
recognized as being. according to tradition,
those of Tiburtius, Valeria, and Maximus.
The day advanced as these discoveries
were mrde. and Sfondrati having had a
chest of wood hastily lined with silk, and
brought to a room in the adjoining con•
vent, which opened into the church, (i t
is the room at the leknow used for the
first reception of novices.) carried the cy
press chest with its precious contents to
this apartment, and placed it with r:, the I
new box, which he loo4i-,1 and % d i et )._
Then, taking the key ":;:n him, he hasten
ed Co gnsub to Frascati, where Pope Cle.
ment VIII. was then staying, to avoid the
early autumn airs of Rome. The Pope
was in bed with the gout, and gave audi
ence to no one; but when ho heard of the
great news that Sfondrati had brought, he
desired at once to see him.and to hear from
him the account of the discovery. 'rho
Pope groaned and grieved that be was not
well enough to busiest at once to visit and
salute so great a martyr." But it happen
ed that tho famous annalist, Cardinal Ba
rouius, was then with the Pope at Frasca-
6. and Clement ordered him to go to Rome
forthwith, in his stead. to behold and ven
erate the body of the Saint. Sfondrati im
mediately took Baronius in his carriage
back to the city. and in the evening they
reached the Church of St Cecilia. Ila
ronius, in the account hick. he has left of
these transactions, expresses in simple
words his astonishment and delight at see
ing the preservation of the cypress chest,
and of the body of the Saint. 'When they
at length beheld the sacred body, it was
then, that, according to the words of Da
vid, "as we bad heard; so we saw, in tne
city of the Lord of Hosts, in the city of
our God. For as we had read that the
venerated body of Cecilia had been found
and laid away by Paschal the Pope, so we
found it. He describes at length the pos
ture of the virgin, and noble attitude, that
'.whoever beheld her was struck with un
speakable reverence, as if the heavenly
Spouse stood by as a guard watching his
sleeping Bride, warning and threatening :
, Awake not my love till she pleose. "
The next morning Baronial performed
Mass in the church in memory and honor
of St. Cecilia, and other saints buried near
her, and then returned to Frascati to report
to the Pope what he had seen. It trots
resolved to push forward then works on the •
church with vigor, and to replace the body'
of the Saint under its altar on her feast
day, the twenty second of November, wish'
the most solemn pontificial ceremony,
Meanwhile the report of the wonderful
discovery spread through Rome, and cau
sed general excitement and emotion. The
Trrsteverini, with whom Cecilia had al
ways been a favorite saint, were filled with
joy, with piety, and superstition. Crowds
continually pressed to the church, and so
great wan the ardor of worshippers, that
the Swiss guards of the Court were need-
ed to preserve order. Lamps were kept
constantly burning around the coffin, which
was set soar a grating in the wall between
the clinch and convent, so as to be visible
to the devout. , There woo no need
burning perfumes and incense near the sa
cred body, for a sweetest odor breathed out
from it, like that of roses and lilies.'.
Sfondrati, desirous to preserve for future
generations a memcrial likeness of the
Saint, ordered the sculptor Stefano Mader.
no to make a statue which should repre
sent the body of Cecilia as it was found
lying in the cypress chest. Itladerno was
then a youth of twenty tnree years. Sculp•
tore at this time in Rotne had fallen into a
miserable condition of degraded conven
tionalism and extravagance. But Moder.
no was touched with the contagion of the
religious enthushoun of the mo - nent. and
his work is lull of simple dirmity, noble
grace, and tender beauty! No other work
of the time is to be compared with it. It is
a memorial not only of the loveliness of
the Saint, but of the self-forgetful religious
fervor of the artist, at a period when eve
ry divine impulse seemed to be absent from
the common productions of Art. Rome
has no other statue of such sacred charm.
none more inspired with Christian feeling
It lies to front of the high altar, disfigured
by a silver crown and a costly necklace.—
the 'oflerings of vulgar and pretentious
adoration ; but even thus it is at once a
proof and proof and prophecy of what
Art is to accomplish under the influence of
the Christian spirit. The inscription chat
Sfondrati placid before the statue still ex
ists. It is as follows : ' Behold the linage
of the most holy virgin Cecilia, whom I
Paul, Cardinal of the title of St. Cecilia.
saw lyinx perfect in her sepulchre; which
I have o ,used to be made in this morble,
in the very position of the body for you."
The twenty-second of November arriv
ed. The Pope had recovered from his
gout. The church was splendidly decora
ted. A solemn procession, illustrated by
the presence of all the great dignitaries of
the church, of the ambassadors of foreign
states, and the nobles of Rome, advanced
up the nave. Clement intoned the Mass.
Then proceeding to the cypress chest, it
was lifted by four cardinals, and carried to
the vault under the altar, whilt C ho z . no i,
chanted the anthem, Q b ea m o ee ili„ ,
q" bpperaati , Tiburtium et
►' a .cr 'MN= ad ma, tyrii coronam vgasti:
'The old coffin, undisturbed, wan placid in
a silver case; the last service was perform
ed, and the body of the virgin was once
more laid away to rest.
(To be conlioued.)
BEDBUGS --Bedbugs are effectually
destroyed by washing infected places
with a decoction of the common smart
weed used or 'Water Pepper,' called by
botanists Pologonum punctutum. Pour
a pint of boiling water on a pint of the
weed, cover it up, and let it cool. l'he
liquor may be put on with a brush. The
plant itself my be stuffed in cracks or cor
ners.--Hall's Journal of Health,
l,n Original Ealt.
{V lien for the Journal.
Vengeance won the wont;
From man to mon, and rank to rank it pass'd.
By every heart enforced, by every voice
Sent forth in loud defiance of the tree.
lam an old man. Sixty three Wlnt •rs
have silvered my locks with grey. is
I sit by my chamber window. and look
out upon the wide spreading landscape,
'that lay before me, at the golden Oro of
day just sinking behind the western hills.
and as the cool breeze gently fans my brow
my thoughts revert to the scene of the
past. In imagination lam again a child,
romping in my native wild wend as free
as the mountain air, once again I staud
by the graves of kind Ind loving parents
as they are lowered to their long home.
there to lie until the trump of the arch
angel shall summon them to judgements,
and again I am. in the pride of my man
hood. a traveller in the busy, bustling
I will give the render a shun nitttory
of my early life and then proceed to my
I was barn in a rural vill ag e i n the not a man of the pirates should pollute
state of Pennsylvania, in the year 1795, our d cks as long as they had strength to
and wen the (ally child of wealthy parents, strike e blow in her defence.
who died while I was yet a boy of ten. •No firing until the order is given,'
I lived with my guardian until I was said gaptain I-I But even as he spoke,
twelve years old, when I went to 8- ! n broadside from the enemy came hurt-
Acnd my tor six years, and then entered ling along our decks, knocking the splin
-College and graduated in three. tern front our hull. damaging our spars and
Being now a young man of twenty one, m owing, down our brave fellows unresis
and free to act as sty hm.cience dictated, t i ng ly The men patted their pieces and
I resolved to travel. The following is n half muttered a sailor's oath at their or•
contest with a pirate off the coast of Flor der, At length the long-wishe for corn
ida. in 'lid came , 'Fire,' thundered the Cap
In the year 183-1 resolved on a trip is, •pour it in any lads, one and all for
in Cohn. and accordingly embarked on the old thirteen, and at the word our
board the private armee hrig W—an Am - wit h• broadside exploded at once, crash
erican vessel, hound for tlnvann.. She Among the enemy's spire, dinmunn
was a beautiful ves..el. Six commades tin_ n yon and scattering death among the
protruded their frowning muzzels throne Pirates.
port holes twin either side, while a long •fluzzn for the stars Find stripes'
nvet tv four revolved on a pivot amidships. hey're getting it on full allowance,'
Captain I-I—, a brave officer, had b..en ',ire,' au old veteran by my side.
early impressed into the service, and had •f3luw the cursed Yankees out of sea
served as is volunteer in the United ' , times ter.' came feebly back front the' Pirate
The roaring of the guns, the crashing
of (tilling spars. the curses of the woun
ded and dying and the cheers of the liv
ing erase in harsh discord fora quarter of
on hour we poured in an unremitting fire
front stern to stern Our sides were lit
evilly a sheet of flume. '('he en tny's
fire nose began to slacken until it tinnily
censer' Oar Captain perceiving this,
t , undered forth the order to co'tse, and
Frigate Constitution during the war of
1812. The crew consisted of about one
hundred end fifty hardy vete,. that
had seen good service.
On the 25th., of July we At to sea.
and proceeded wi'h favoralt4inds, which
is very unusual along this coast as far us
the southern coast of Florida.
The 28th., of August was n hot, sultry
day tint a breath of air was stirring. The
crew lay listlessly along the deck or Ira
ned over the sides to catch n puff of air
Nothing was heard but the faint dash of
the water as it washed against our bow.
About noon a breeze sprang up, and in
lees than hailer' hour we were speeding
along under a press of canvass.
, Sail 0 r shouted the look out from the
•W'hereaway 1' demanded Caitein Fi—
nishing his appenranre on deck.
.On the weather bpw, sir.'
'How does she bear!'
'South east by south '
During this colloquy, the orew had all
as'etnhled on deck, and now stood gazing
at the distant sail, which was rapidly np
proaching. She soon proved to he nn
armed privateer about the size of our own
your whet yet—is yeur innate registered .
vessel. She came bowling along under
a press of sail unttl within about a half a in the office a• ave above, and roil., f':
a c011i , N1 ,, ,', talc:,:. phiee ;
mile of us, when we hoisted the van ; paid ? If " m g et it umned '::tteh: '; don't
and stripes,' expecting her to show her delay a moment 1 n sw;,',ch ;,ay be out of
colors in return, but she apparently paid pine'', , or some n tatrtr,,iion on the track, or
no attentio to our signal, in the twinkling
'Throw a shot aoross tier forefoot" ut an er,e you may be in eternity, the
shouted the Captain. I wt..ete journey to settle for. your time to
. . -
The gunner obedient to the e arara s ;fid, do it forever gone—alt—all lost forever.
appl ed the match, but scarcely •
nad the Do you want to know where or how to
report of the shot d, a d on •
:Ile air, before a get a through ticket ? You cannot buy it
huge roll t:,',' bantia,..o ascended to the gaff, with gold or silver. .if you had all the
and slowly u7,:iolding itself to the' breeze, world to give it would not be accepted.—
diralo...eil a black flag unrelieved by a It couldn't purchase even a cure for lop
single emblem. I rous Neiman You must accept a free
l •A pirate!' burst sitnultaneourly fro.. ticket or none For your encouragement
the crew. I t,Il you that Jesus Christ has paid the
‘By the Gods,' shouted the Captain fair fare, it you accept his terms. Don't be
ly excited, 'we'll have a hard days work, offended at the terms, for he will not change
but I'll never surrender my ship as long them Par your accommodation Though
as I have strength to wield a sword in her allay be a great man in your own estima
defence. Say, 'he continued turning to [ion, and think yourself better than others,
his 'ten, while his lips quivered and his you anus: come down to the same terms
breast heaved with suppressed emotion, Luz rus aid. God is no respecter of per
•will you suffer the 'stars and stripes' of soos-- all must wash in the smile fountain
our beloved country to be trampled upon the king and the beggar, the master and
by at gang of cursed pirates, when you S' matt
• "
have a ship equal to their own in size and Ihe terms are, repent and forsake your
strength, and it leader that will lead you sots. or no tickat. Turn or die—believe
on to victory or a grave ?'
! in Christ, or perish.
'No, arose in such a shout that it inns?
Dying fellow traveller to eternity —how
bays been beard even on board the Pi.
rata long have you been on the road ! May
'Then lam satisfied I gear for action.
At toe word the obedient crew sprang
to the work with an alacri'y that soon
changed the deck into the orderly disci
plinp of a man-of-war Buckets were
piled around the fore mast, and the pump
cleared for action in case the ship should
lake fire. Cutlasses. pistols, boarding.
pikes and hattleaxes were strewed along
the deck, ready for nse, should the ene
nit attempt to board us. By this time
the ni tat- was shout of quarter of a toile
Ship ahoy,' came in hoarse accent.
front the deck of the irate
!' on- wered the Captain tlitough
a spetilrog .rompet„
What ship is that 1'
'The privity armed brig \V—, en Ant
ericnn ve sel bound for Havana.'
•A line for my host. sir.'
•Bent toquarters,' thundered the Cap
tain, and before the last roll of the drum
had ceased. the men were at their posts,
The two ships now ranged rapidly togeth.
er. and as I gazed upon the now fast np
proaching ship, her deck alive ith be
ings. I almost doubted for the victory but
as I turned and gazed along our line of
sea-dogs my doubts were instantly dis
pelled, for I knew by the flashing eye.
compressed lips and heaving chest, that
a rust of wind, at the same time, blow
ing Aside the murkey vet!, disclosed the
Pirate lying a helpless wreck upon 'the
ocean. Fur awhile we paused to con
template the dismantled ship, and then
sorb a shout arose upon the air that I
shell never forget. The prize was too
much damaged to carry into por. we,
therefore, set lire to her We arrived a t
Havana in about a week, where we gave
our pr.s , mers over to the law. What
happened to ,bent afterwards I knots not.
Fellow 'reveller to the hoc olGod. have
you a through ticket? Need I tell you.
you ere in the cur of time, on the road to
en-roily the engi ne is in 'notion, 'lO Ktop•
P in g ; no, g.“ a moment. Hove you
Akio .
o f avit
\.• .
Is you have only started a few years—if
so t apply at once for n through ticket ; a
switch may be out of place a few steps
ahead, and you may be dashed to pieces
—your soul demanded—no time to get
ticket—heaven or hell is now your home
forever—you cannot come back to remedy
the neglect.
Have you traveled to the meridian of
life and still no through ticket? Apply
at once—be importunate, to take no denial
the conductor may call for your ticket;
your undying soul demand, no excuse
will avail then ; all eternity will not be
sufficient to settle the claims of God on
your soul. It must be done as you go,
and before you reach the end of your
journey. or never—no never.
Are you old and near the end of your
journey. one still no through ticket ? Hea
ven or hell must soon burst on your vision
n company of angels or deeds are awai
ting your arrival—their conveyances are
all ready ; your prepared. Angles will-
Linz to greet you with joy, or devels to
gnash their teeth on you with rage—may
he your cliddr 'n to curse you for your ex
aim le, and charge their damnation to
their souls. See, the engine is beginning
to slack its speed, the brakes aro pressing
on the wheels; a moment and all is over.
The car is stopped--the tickets all exam
ined ; are you safe 1 The Judge is there
to upplaude with. , Come, ye blessed of
my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared
for you from the foundation of the world
—or to say, Depart, ye cursed, into ever
lasting fire, prepared fur the devil and his
angels. See , veil to your ticket.--Central
Things to Laugh At,
By the side of the road leading through
the romantic valley between Cambridge's
Bach. Long Ashton, and the Barrow Wa
ter works; stands a cottage, the front of
which is decorated with the following
characters, formed with pebble stones, cm
imbed in mortar:
A young and pretty girl stepped into a
linen-draper's shop, where a spruce young
man, who had tu en long enamored, but
d re not speak, stood behind the counter.
In order to remain as long as possible, she
cheapened everything. At last she said
believe you think I am cheating you.'
'Oh no said the young man. 'to me you are
always fair.' 'Well,' whispered the la.
dy, blushing as she laid the emphasis on
the word. would not stay so long bar
gaining it you were not so dear.'
Two Irishmen wore recently looking at
he people stretching a rope across the
street train one house top to the other, for
lie purpose of suspending a banner.—
and what will they be after doing
at the tops of them houses there !' said
Pat. 'Faith an' it's a submarine tele
graph they're after putting up, I suppose
replied Mike.
A gentleman, having engaced a brick
layer to :nuke some repairs in the cellar,
ordered the ale to be removed before the
bricklayer commenced his work. 'Oh, I
ant not ;drat d of a barrel of ob. sir,' said
the man. 'I think not,' retorted the gen
tleman; 'but I t hail( a barrel of ale would
run at your reproach.'
A Finish woman expre:seil th e great .
eSt astouishtnent tad torror nt hearing
from Mr. Wesley tom 11 was a very corn
mon thing E.gland fur a husband and
wife's., ki, each other. 'lt my husband
wer, to attempt such a thing,' said she, '1
would beat him about the ears so that he
would feel it for a week.
A correspondent speaking from experi•
mice sayw•••`!f any of our readers should
at any time wish to call at the above cot
tage, they are assured that the bear is as
harmless us the h.tre.'
A person named Owen Moore once left
his creditors somewhat unceremoniously,
upon which a wau wrote—
" Owen Moore has run away,
Owing more than he could pay."
'Call that a kind inao P saia an act tc,
speaking of an acquaintance, .a man who
is away from his family, and never mule
them a farthing? Call that kindness ?'
'Unremitting kindness,' chuckled a wag.
consists merely in melting together tallow
and common riosn, in the proportion of
two parts of the former to one of the la:ter
and apply the preparation reeking hot to
soles of the boots or shoes—as much of
it as the leather will absorb. One substan
tial farmer declares that this little recipe
alone has been worth to him more than
the price of five year's subscripton to the
newspaper publishing it,
Mankind would become a race of cyn
ics and vinegar-stewed curmudgeons, were
the Irishman blotted from existence. It
is as natural for him to perpetrate a bull
as to strip the jackets from the 'parties.'
Without his wit and blunders. every reans
brains would become cobwebs. Here are
a string of 'em which the readers of the
l'hiteaix must enjoy:
An Irish Advertisement.—The best
thing in the way of en advertisement the
most graphic and comprehensive, Wes the
advertisement of Jamie GFoggerty for
his wife Jane who had left his board--.they
hed no bed "Misfing, from Killarney.--
Jane OToggerty. she had in her arms two
babies and a Guernse;• cow, all black, with
red heir. tortoise shell mmbs behind her
ears, and large black spots all down ber
back, with squints awfully.'
An Irishman was once at dinner where
tipple dumplins were served, but net know
ing the name of them, and withal unwil
ling to confess his ignorance by inquiring
what they were,aat in silence, until one
fell on the II- or, the dog caught it up, but
instrntly commenced pawing his mouth
with his leg ; the Irishman seeing this and
thinking he had thereby found out what
twos ordered the servant to bring him a
:p.w's harp.'
The. same Irishman said if a few goose
berries give so line a flavor to an apple
pie, •that it would be a darlint of an apple
pie, which was made of gooseberries or
At another time he was heard to tell the
shoemaker that 'he never would be able
to get on the boots he had just got until
after he had worn tham a day or two.'
He purchased a sun dial. as he said, 'to
inform him of the time in the morning be
fore daylight.'
He started down street one morning to
buy 'a second handed coffin.' And he
made application at jeweller's for a 'ha'
pence worth of silver spoons.'
two inn ooze (bees) to
own country where every mother's son of
'em as large ns our shape (sheep.) 'And
how large are yours hives 1' said a Yan
kee to hint. 'Faith an ye come to that,'
says Pat,' they are as large as any of
yours.' 'And how ninny of your bees
can get into a hive i said Jonathan.—
.Who the devil,' said i'at, 'is going to
stand idle to answer your foolish cate
Cows, under certain constitutional cir
cumstances, are naturally disposed to
convert their food into fat, so much so that
there is great difficulty in beeping some
classes in a breeding state, more especially
improving Short Horns, Devons and Here
fords.. Turn a cow of this description in
to rich grass, and she id useless for any
thing but tho shambles. The quality of
the milk she gives may be fine, but the
quantity almost nothing. We had a De
von, the property of a noble Duke, which
carried off the prize of her class at one of
the floydl Agricultural meetings, not giv
ing more than one quart at a milking.
On the otit,r hand, there is a class of
cows naturally inclined to turn all their
frtad into the pail. Turn a cow of this
kind along with the one above, and she will
rather get poorer every day, if the milk is
taken from her, while her plump rival is.
gaining weight.
The former will consume greatly more
grass and water than the latter, returning
fur it a greater quantity of milk. but infe
rior in quality. In two dairies, when fed on
sour grains. distillers' wash, &0., the qual.
ity sometimes yielded is almost incredible.
When such is the case, however, life is
generally short, especially if cows are in a
low state at calving. Hence the reason
why dairymen purchase near calves.
The above two classes may be called
extremes, between which there is a meats,
and this latter class of cows if turned into
a rich pasture along with the others, would
keep themselves in good condition; and
give a medium quantity depending upon
the richness of the food,
Oil Soap foe Borers,—'fwo years' ex
perience has satisfied me of the utility of
oil soap on the trunks of trees near the
gr-und for the destruction of the blrer.—
No injury is done the trees by its use in
an undiluted state. The best time to use
it is the month of June ; rub tt in well aid
stop up nil the holes.—Ex.
Wi r- "Do you think I'll get justice done
me ?" said a prisoner to his counsel. "I
don't think you will," replied the other,
•'there are two men on the jury who at
opposed to hanging."
A String of Irishismn,
Difference in Cows.
Our Tom, who is a reckless qui.,
Desires, considering times, to know
Why every man a Macbeth is—
Because each has his own Ban 'lmre,.