Huntingdon journal. (Huntingdon, Pa.) 1843-1859, May 12, 1858, Image 1

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Ye are welcome gentle - warblers,
From the warm and sunny south;
With your titt;_tling ice of melody,
Ye breathe or vernal youth;
Ye are heralds of the coming flowers,
The deep and glowing stay,
Ite gushing streams, the leafy bowers,
And soft winds wandering by.
Ye are welcome, gentle warblers;
To are from the land of flowers,
Where life is but one summer's dny
And yet ye come to ours
To sing old Winter fast asleep,
And sooth the wayward Spring;
With glancing wing, and eye to peep
Where gentle violets spring,
Ye are welcome, gentle warblers;
From orange groves ye come;
Yet ye waken oh en memories of
My far off mountain home;
Of absent ones, what changing throng
Your carols summon forth;
Yokes seem blending, with your songs,
Now heard no more on earth.
Ye are •veleome, gentle warblers;
I have listeu'd many n day,
When the warm south winds went gushing
To catch your stirring lay.
Ye have come; but speed ye, fast and far,
My native hills among;
And to the loved ones dwelling there,
Pour your next matin song.
And 0, ye bright winged messengers,
A group of grassy graves
You will find, amid those far off hills—
Neer by the forest waves;
There is many a flower to mark the spot,
Nourished by many a tear,
0, warble forth your sweetest note,
For those who sorrow there.
Tell them, ye fearless warblers,
In 'songs of lofty cheer,'
A Father's guardian care enfolds
The loved forms sleeping there;
Fearless, to trust in Ills embrace
The dear ones who are gone;
For He who guards your tiny race,
Will not cast off His own.
, William,' said a carpenter to kis ap.
prentice. •['in going away to-day and I
want you to grind all the tools.'
'Yes, sir.'
The carpenter came bomb at night.
tan, have you ground all the tools
sharp V
'All but the handsaw,' said Bill ; 4
couldn't get quite all the gaps out of that.'
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'Mr, Henderson, will you give me Al
ice I love her, and wish to make her my
Mr. Henderson had lowered the news
paper, that he was reading by the shaded
gas light, to nod to the youthful pair who
stole into the library. He seemed a link
surprised nt the intrusion, but reverted at
ease to the 'shipping list' which he was
'Brig J. F. Henderson,' he mnrinnred,
, Larkins, from Chicago, 1200 bushels
wheat, pretty good cargo, that will pay
well. Hal what do you want, Allie ?
bMr. Henderson, will you give me Al•
ice ; I love her, and wish to make her
my wi 1.
'Your wife! You love Alice, and wish
to Indio her your wife ! Returned Mr.
lienderon, with n startled air and lower
ing brow.
lle looked scrutinizingly for several
moments at the two who, hand clasped in
hand knelt at his feet. Very handsome
they looked, perfect types it seemed to him
of marculine and feminine beauty. The
unasumed morning snow wreath which
the night clouds twine about the casement
is not fairer than was her pure brow. tier
e yee, were of the deepest and darkest blue
with it wondrous power of change that
puzzled the chance recipient of their glow
ing glances to decide upon their hue; and
most rare accompaniment of that exrpiisite
complexion, 'nooses of raven hair, in clus
tering bands, framed the perfect oval of
her face. Iler petite figure, cast in the
most exquisita mould of feminine propor
tions, wilt its own peculiar swaying grace
lie of nothing so much as the
lily, that loveliest of flowers, and had
gum:tied Ler Ow pet name of 'Lily, among
all her friends.
Stanford's fair, regular features
his glosoy curling, hair of canny [now.,
his light and rather restless, eyes were
very beautiful. bat a wondrous contr,t In
the pure, noble lineaments of the
bent there by his sine. An impression of
a wain of I Mei' in Mark, a vague, gener.
al impression of his nnworthines3 of :Vice
cane. him Mr. Heinler,m's mind as he
gazed. Hitherto hi , had seen little and
known little of Hark Stanford. Ile rev
ollected rime that, when, after reading the
evening pa per; and perhaps writing n let
er or two. he strolled into the drawing
room to ask Alice or it little music, he had
several times be,, annoyed by findtng
Mark Stanford sitting desiile her upon the
sofa, and so evidently monopolizing her
thoughts and conversation that he could
not, with politeness, make his anticipa.
ted request. He unnumbered, also that
though Alice Would start upon seeing his
annoyed expression, and move towards the
piano forte, yet there was en evident re
luctance, now, and till now unaccounted
for, in the movement.
He knew it all now, saw everything,
Mark Stanford's frequent visits and their
cause, the Lily's reluctance to give him
his evening treat of music, which, for
years, had blotted nut, is kb the divine har.
monies of inspired composers the thous•
and jangland discords of the Babies of
commerce, among which his days were
passed, and sent him to pleasant dreams
upon his nightly pillow.
He saw it all now, saw that his life was
about to me made desolate, nay, already
was desolate saw that this weak. fair-fa•
ced youth, had wiled with a few honied
words, the love of that fresh young heart
quite away from him, from his wife, from
the home of her childhood and woman•
hood; had :tensed passionate visions of de
light to pass across the unsumed mirror of
her maiden soul, visions that should never
meet their beautiful realization.
With e great, but repressed pang the
merchant averted his gaa from the rest
less eyes of Mark Stanford, and looked
straight into the deep orbs of his Lily.
'Do you love Murk Stanford ?' he said
very softly, 'and du you wish to take him
for your husband ?
D. a. r. I 'Father !
That simple word was all she uttered,
but the swift, rosy blushes, that rose to
her white brow were not more eloquent.
He bent forward and touched ivith his
lips the snowy, veined eyelids that closed
beneath the gentle, loving pressure; he
clasped for a moment the tiny hand in his
broad palm. Then he said, in a voice
from which he vainly sought to banish all
traces of emotion,
•C#a now, my Lily. I will speak with
you again. Ask your mother to come to
me my, darling
Then, as if half reluctantly, he gave his
hand to Mr. Stanford, in silence, and sinlc
ing back in his chair saw the two move
down the long. dusky room. hand in hand
and disappeared in the shadows that filled
its lower space. The murmur of some
low spoken words in Mark Stanford's
voice, and a half broken sob that he knew
was fro•n the Lily's full heart, reached
his ear. Then the door opened for a ma•
ment the two, with hands still enclasped,
stord framed in !he arched and carved door
place, through which the light from the
hall beyond was streamihg : and look back
nt him. Then they silently turned and
went ant, the door was closed, and he 'Nos
alone, Alone. and sad and desolate!
The thought had come to him vaguely ,
sometimes, that Alice would marry. but
he had never contemplated her inarriage
us an inevitable occurrence, a fixed fact,
until now. Under any, the most favora
ble circumstances, he would have looked
upon her marriage sadly, but now he was
more than sad. It was not oven that he
knew nothing of Mark Stanford. the nee
ded knowleage might be gained, but that
he feared much. There was no power,
and but negative goodness expre.seil in
his fare, while the restless movement of
hisiteautiful eves, nod the clothc de flex
ile lines of his smiling mouth and smooth
chin betokened an unstable character.
With his paper lying forgotten upon
the floor, where hi, hod dropped it in his
surprise. Mr. nenderson sat leaning his
{wan upon his hands is deep th oug ht,
tn,til the opening of the door main nron•
red him. Mrs, Henderson tune hurrying
in with a perplexed and pained expres
sion upon her fair and usually pl icid . face
and advanced straight towards her hus
band. She took his onts..retched hand,
and dropping inn a chair by his side,
burst, into tears.
Laura, did yon know anything of this?
was M r Henderson's first question. Flame
you suspected that an attachment no
gro a ing up between Mark Stanford and
your Lily ?
Never. husberid; the thoutzht has not
once occurred to me, but you know - how
much I have been entw,ed of late in nu,
,in; my d lir milt,.
True, toy love. fdo not think of Ha
ming yen, replied Mr. 11,tdetson with a
reassuring glance, for It ilender,ott's
Wont!, implied no apology.
130 t Imw did lie pin the entree of the
house ? You know 1 leave all matters
of that kind to you, and when I bay • seen
him here, he seemed so insignificant that
I never thought of enquiring about him
But ! I have always despised pretty non
and shall do so more than ever the re
minder of my days.
He is very handsome, Mrs
replied, with a little sigh. But, I
do not see that he is to blouse for that.—
lie is very young still, and ho may Mi.
prove and settle down to busine,s. Si
you know something of him. Tell me
what you know.
Only this, husband. His mother was
it sister to Judge Black. She is dead nnd
Mark is nn orphan. The Judge was very
fond of him in his life time and left him a
little properly, and, hesides that left his
fortunes to Mrs. Black's charge. She is
very ford of him, too, nod has bim down
here wbenever he can be spared from bus
iness, for he is a clerk for a wholesale firm
in New York, and his aunt intends to ad
vance the sum necessary for a partnership
before long. Mrs. Black brought him
here, a year ago, when he was visiting
her, to Alice's birthday party; rind. ns
she has Alice frequently with her, the
two hove seen a good deal of each other
And I have been so occupied with other
things that I never thought of its coining
to thus, or I might hey n prevented it per
The very doubtful tone in which Nlrs.
Henderson pronounced the last words of
her little speech. brought a shadowy smile
to her husband's lips.
There spoke volumes for the omnipo•
tence of young Love, my dear. lot said—
Young Love that laughs at locksmiths, and
eludes the vigilance of duenuns and care.
ful maininas. But, and the shndow of sad-
ness again settled upon his face, it seems
that the mischief is done now, and the fall
ing in love of this pair cannot be preven
ted. Their marriage can possibly. is it
better to try to prevent it
Indeed I cannot tell, husband. I feel
that our Lily is worthy of a more sterling
man, t feel that in some respects her high
est attainments, us a moral and intellectual
being, will not, cannot be attained as the
wife of Mark Stanford, and I have estrange
fear that, if she marries him, she will find
that she has mode her whole life, hence" for flying• visits. with her beautiful face ra" befall n woman —a mistake in the bestowal
forth, a long mistake. But she believes , diunt with joy and hope. Then followed of her early aftevions. Thus Lily's life
hut she loves hits now. and is ready to put a change. slight at first, and only to be dis- and sorrows have not been in vain, and she
the utmost faith in him, even to iho extent corned by the eyes of watchful love, and is even grateful at times, for the experi
of taking hint for her temporal guide and those tinting it strove with Yell meant self- ence that gives her •words the solemnity of
comp' ion. i decent . to hope It was but the shadow of the deep tit:erotic° of an oracle—the pow
'With true womanly trust Laura; and her new found maternal cares. But soon er to warn sad to save.
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she is only fulfilling her destiny . Would travagance,ol dissipation, insane (... ''''''''7
in its ex. 41RA-rnt 41Hilitaturm .
that it might have been a brighter one, for tent at nines, of high play and siren influ- :.., 4 ' l " !! - .:J 44,-(
though in point of fortune and position. I once too easily gaining sway over o weak , NO. O.
have no right to look hi gher for Alice. yet mind, and all these whispers Rumor con- 'I CHEERFULNESS.
I have a distrust of the young !non which ' nected with the name of Mork Stanford. ' There is no fauli more in want of lime
at present lam unable to overcome I will Yenrs passed on, nail whispers came no (Nate eradication, than the habit of regret•
make inquiries to morrow and if I find . more, but instead, Rumor, trumpet ton- ling the past, and wishing for the recur
that Stanford's character is not entirely ir- I geed. heralded far and wide the errors, twee 01 days
,and pleasures which it is
reproachable, I will no, aloes •W,••ngage- 1 nail the vices, and the crimes of Mark not, evidently, God's will we should ever
ment to take place.' a Stanford. It told of bankruptcy, of run see again. Being social beings and de•
'Yet you must be cuutious v 4ishand.— 1 sus play of drunken debnuchery. of a lux- pendent for so mulch of our social happy
f,,n know that people will talk about it if urions establishment that was not the near upon our associations, we partake, in
we disini,;s Mark Stanford . they will soy l i ne, of his wife ; it told of poverty for dividually, in a measure of each other
that if Alice iirid been our own child we wife , and children, lightly to he borne if in-
joys and sorrows, and our countenances
wou ld b one d one diff,r e n:ty, that we wish stead of coldness and neglect, and blows, gradually assume Use aspect of the object
to prevent her marriage, and to keep her and COMA, there hail heel] our love in the we look upon. Therefore, it is greatly in
for our own companionship.' shelter to which they had flown. our power either to sadden or gladden the
'Laura, do you 'hink it possible that such So passed away inure bitter years. and companions around us. I Iheerfulness is
very fonlish and malicious things can t," Alice still clang to her unworth y husband, a habitual acknowledgement of gratitude
said of us I Is not Alice in nll respects as I rend resisted all entreoties to return to the to our Ileuvenly Father for his innumera
our own child ? Could any father love dear old home where the wannest wercome file blessings, and we know it is one of our
his daughter more? nod the most loving care awaited her first. duties. I refer it to mirth, becau-e
'1 think not, indeed, my dear, and no Prom !kat home, ere those years hod pass the latter is a transient act, while the for
mother loves her child mnre fondly, lam j ed. the kind old man, yearning for his m er may become a permanent habit. We
sure, than I loved Alice since I first took drooping, broken Lily liken loving father, daily see people who are subject to the
her in nip arms, a pretty. smiling infant of passed away, with his last strength exact- greatest depression of spirits habitually, a:
a twelve-month's age. For seventeen , ing once rigain from his weeping wife her times carried away by the most extreme
pars she has filled up that great blank of ancient promise to preserve that last refuge transports of mirth, and youthful exuber
our childless existence, How I ',el iii for the one lie cherished. He died, la- ' o nce, perhaps only awakened by a trifle,
long, ns I sit alone in these great roam , , mewing to the last poor Lily's fatal mar. yet they relapse again shortly into their
for the prattle or a child's merry voice, awl ring-, yet never dreaming of inflicting the former gloomy mood. And their mirth,
the p ressure of littl e di m pl e d l ew d, and wordly penalty of neglecting and blame like a flash of lightning breaking through
how .L used to driann at night of cherub upon the misfortune from which he would the elnuds and glittering but for an instant,
faces a n d rosy lips saying, ftspingly, •Nlii- have warned her. dies out and leaves a darker pall than be.
ma. till we wink Lily from the arms of her : Rat at last Made Stanford's course was fore, But on the contrary cheerfulness is
dying mother and brought her home to to. run, All traces of his former self had it constant sunshine to the heart, filling it
our own. Oh. husband, how can we give long been lost—all beauty, all of negatir's with a never ending serenity.
her up, and see her go from u, no v : ' wordifulness, everything but the restless ew er° it mint worse ho,„ sat „ to close our eyes,
Mr Ihi e d er oon mlriew his ivy-' pin g wile lore nl change, the facile disposition that Unto the wore sky aria golden light,
to his bosoms, and ;•itia. , ...di ia n 'y i ' could resist no new infin-tice, especially if Because the tempest elona cloth sometimes rise
'Let 11,3 still hope that she may list go alter the first step 'led been taken, its di.
lrom its. Oar Lilly must hare tio,,d Ile died and Lily shed
her woman's destiny, only I hui hoped to some hot tears over the bloated face. so to.
her to one einitcoaly her Elio the lieaaitful features of the Murk
Ii we find Mark Stant., now.,rin let os Staeford ~ , c) had learned in her girlhood's
hope that she will he will be williov to re home to love. She cut away one of the
sist tit, infatuation :nal remain in the 61 matted nutbrown curls, now thickly strea ,
mar, of her home. Let us now go t, the ke.l with silver threads—tolc ms not of age,
roam And lied if she loves this but of math's: scheming and unholy pas.
Mark . . , tanford so well as to be williogi'm slew:. -and then, when they had borne him
trust him more than us.' away. in his plain. hot decent coffin, to his
A month l a ter %Ir. Henderson sat in his trrove, she took her little ones by the hand
rary crewing and read hiA pipers.— and left forever tho poor shelter which she
But it was not the , hipping list which fix„ need no more call home
oil his attention. fir had read and re read She went hack to the home that awaited
and each tone the expression of his coot her, and the tender mother love of :Ors.
prosml mouth grew deeper in sadness. the I lenderson—weut home to lie very happy
followin announcement : m that love, list td miss the tone of ona
Married, on the ltiqi inst., ht' the 11,v, kindly voieo, the pressure of one loving
.motes Bustbind, Mr. Mark fo n d, of hood, the kiss of gentle lips, that she
New York, to Nli,s Alice Henderson, ndop shonld never hear or feel again But she
ted daughter of J. F. llender,on, of this carried to those dim rooms, where luxuri.
city. on, orpointments had, during the year; of
•Mr. Mark Stanford,' the old man niur.. waiting for her coining, been shrouded
inured, 'Alice Henderson, only my atop. front the light, the merry sound of chit
ted daughter, and so that popinjay came dr.'s voices, and pattering feet, that ro.
mid stole her away, and left me very sad newed the age of the self-styled grand
sod desolate—yes, desolate, he added. mother, nod caused her to lire over, in =-
stretching out his hand to his wife, who ny n simple memory and childish story,
just then entered the room, 'and utterly the days of her Lily's childhood.
desolate but for you. Remember ant, The rol es of her widowhood .vere worn
Laura. if I should die before you, at home the customary period, and then, throwing
must he always kept for our Lily here.— them aside, Alice once more entered socie•
God grant she may not be forced to fly to ty So much respect she had rendered
it from sorrow and despair. to the dead, for custom's and her children's
'Amon; said Mrs Henderson, faintly, sake, hut she tens too truthful to keep up
and then there sets a silence until the clock the farce of mournful devotion to the me
upon the loading outside pealed forth the awry of a man, who, in outraging her dig
hour for retiring, and they went through nity and wounding her vell-respect, had
the dim luxurious rooms, that seemed SO forever destroyed the existence of her love
empty now of all but shadows and stlllue,s for him. - She condemned herself, there
to the couch where rest was chased away fore, to no furred seclusion, but comm. buck
by vogue. but not the less anxious fears, to society with the zest caused long alisti
for her who but yesterday had gone from nonce.
them n bride, The Lily wits more beautiful than in her
Mr. Henderson had ina.le every neces. girlhood The suffering that had eleva
nary inquiry in relation to Nliirk ~ t atifurd, ted her character had ridded new graces to
and had learned nothing esentially disacl- her person. She was still young, still
vantageou. , to his. That was the utmost greatly amnired, and once snore she loved
that could be said. The young titan's char.. —not with the feverish passion that had
a cter was one of negative good, no positive linked hor young life with that of Murk
evil could be asserted of him, and in the Santord's,lut with a deep and intense de
same neither could any positive good.— votion to a nob.e character—fitting mate to
And so, when Alice clung to her first hive her own, and giving full guarantee, in a
with all the ardor of her deep, passionate spotless life of ceaseless and worth activity
nature, from which the icy exterior had all that now she had not mistaken the true
melted away in the warmth of the hidden weans of happiness
fires kindled by the touch of love, Mr and The Lily's only sorrow, on het . second
Mrs. Henderson could only consent, with wedding day, was, that she missed the ap
proving smile which she knew would have
trembling anxiety for the result to her mar
riage. And so, all trustingly, she hnd pia_ dwelt on one dear face, and the fervent
cad her hand in that of Mark Stanford, blessing of lips that de nth had silenced.
and turning her back upon her home—lea Many peaceful, ninny happy years have
%dog father and mother —she find gone passed away since that day. Lily's eldest
out with him. to walk in this world, far daughter has asked her mother's permis
apart from all the beautiful associations of stet tc worry a titan strangely like. Murk
Stadia , and that mother's warning words
her youth. and the sad history of her first mistake.
For it time she was very happy, wildly have saved the young girl from what
happy, coming home at unexpected times might have been the saddest fate that can
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And glorious day most darken into night."
The hearts of all mankind naturally
flow out in friendship, toward those, who
by a cheerful obligingdisposition, win their
'ctions- i hen keep your sorrows and
regrets to yourselves, my friends, for all,
separately, have enough of woe, without
b,coming enveloped to the shadows or
gloom of others. 'But delay not to cheer
up and strive to be, and make your neigh
bors happy, by being contented with the
centlitien in which it has pleased God• to
place you.
''lf solid happiness we prize,
Within nor breusts this jewel lies,
And they are Ws who roam ;
The world has little to bestow,
From ourselves our joys must flow;
Our Wis. begi Is at home
Some folks stamp their religion with an
air of gloom, but 1 think if there is a being
who should be cheerful, and move like a
sunbeam thru' the world, it is ho whose
soul is buoyant with a lively hope of ha
mortality. He should sing a constant
strain of gratitude to God, because in a
fearlsss happy state of mind ; and ouch a
person's influence would be incalculable for
good. ' , Let thy heart cheer thee in the
days m thy youth," says the wise Solomon
Eccl.iusties 11th ch. 9th v.; and St, Paul
in his exhortation to the Romano upon
their ,everal duties urges mercy to be show
with cheerfulness. Go ye, my friends and
do likewise. EDUCATOR
Courting in Good Style.
Olt out you nasty pu..pv, let me alone
or tell your ma ! cried Sally to her lov.
er Jake, who sat about ten beet from her
pullinz dirt from the chimney jamb.
cram techire on ye Sall,' responded
, Well perhaps yer don't mean to anther
do yor
, No I don't,'
'('nose you're too tarsal scary. you long
legged, lantern jawed, slab sided, Bangle
kneed ewe you. ynu hain't got n tnrnal
bit el sen.e, get along home with you sir.
'Now, Sal, I love you, and you can't
help it, and of you don't and let me stay
and court you, my daddy will sue your'n
for that cow he sold him 'the other day, he
said he'd do it.,
'Well look here Jake, if ynu want to
court me, you't better do it as a white man
does that thing—not set off there as if you
t ho't I was pizem'
'How on airth is that Sal ?
, Why side right up here and kiss me as
if you really had the bone and sinew of a
man about you. Do you suppose a wo
inan's only made to look at ? No, they're
made for .practical results,' as Kossuth
says to hug and hiss and rich
'Well.' said Jake, drawing it long sigh.
, ef I must I must for I do love you Sal,'
and so Jake commenced siding up to her
like a porker going to fight. Laying his
arm gently on Sere shoulder, we thought
we heard 9 dl say :
That's the way to do it old huts, like a
'Oh Jerusalem and pancakes !' exclaim•
NI Jake; 'et this ain't better than nny
pl' ass ever mann made, a darned site.
love you
Here their lips came together, and the
report thnt followed was like pulling a
horses hoof out of the mire.
A Hard Story
There is a doctor in the North-western
part of Philadelphia. who is especially re
markable, 03 the women termit, "short
and crusty. A few weeks ago he was cal
led to visit a patient who was laboutng un
der a severe attack of cheap whiskey.
Well. doctor, Pm down, you see—toni
pletely floored—l've the Tremendous De-
lirium, you preceive.
Tremens, you fool, where'd you got tho
rum ?
All over in spots—broke out promiscu,
Served you right, where'd you get the
rum ?
Father died of the same disease; took
him under the short ribs and carried him
off bodily.
Well, you're got to Lake something in),
You're a trump, doctor—here, wife I'll
take a nip of old rye.
Lie still you blockhead. Mrs. H.
your husband should get worse before I
return, it will be in an hour, just give him
a dose of that trunk strap; may be that will
fetch him to a sense of his folk , .
The doctor tailed nut, and within an
hour sailed in again, and found his friend
of the .Delirium Tremendous" in a terri
ble condition, writhing and struggling with
pain. Ills wife, a female of the plain but
ignorant school, came forward. and laying
her hand upon the doctor's arm said—
Doctor, I gnve him the strap as you direc.
Did you thrash him well ?
"Thrash him I exclaimed the astonished
,oman, no but I cut it into hash, end made
him swnllow it,
Oh Lord! doctor, roared the victim, I
swallowed the leather, but—but—.
but what ?
I swallowed the leather, but I'm bloomed
if I could go the buckle !
The doctor administered two bread pills
and :cede his exit.
New Speeiee of Corn
'l•hey have a new corn in Georgia, cal
led 'Peabody's prolific.' If the accounts
are true, it must be very prolific indeed.
Ono grain of kernel is planted in each hill
from which springs a main stalk and from•
two to thre • suckers, bearing two or three
ears each. Many of the stalks yield twelve
ears apiece, and some more—many of the
ears are twenty rowed, others sixteen.
Certificates are given to show that the yield
was at the rate of two hundred bushels
per acre, on some farms; no statement
makes the yield less than from eighty to
ninety bushels per acre on the thin pine
lands cf Georgia.
Preparation of Seed Corn,
For more than twenty-five years I have
been in the practice of preparing seed corn
in the following manner, in order to pre
vent it from being taken up by the crows
after planting, I procure a vessel suffi
ciently large to contain th quantity of
corn that will be required to plant the
ground prepared for the purpose. To
about each bushel of corn, I add a suffi
ciency of water to cover it, in which has
been dissolved about one pound of copper
as for each bushel of corn, leaving it soak
in the water until completely saturated,
and its color changed; no other preparation
is necessary. When prepared in this
manner I have nevr known but a few hills
to be disturbed by the crows, although
they are very numerous in the neighbor
hood in which I reside.
BUCKINGHAM. 4th mo. 24th' 1858. H. W.
'The editor of the Amherst (N. H.
Cabinet says he has never had so good
potatoes as the last two years, and he as.
cribes his success to the observance of the
following points :
1 Change of seed. Our seed was all
procured from a distance.
2. Planting or. light instead of a heavy.
wet soil.
3. Light manuring and seeding.
4. Early planting and late digging
5. Manner of keeping.
Planting Fruit Trees.—Mclntosh says:
In planting fruit trees wnere the subsoil is
of indifferent quality, it is advisable to
place under each a piece of pavement three
feet snunre and about twelve or fifteen in
chei under the surface, that the roots when
they come in contact with ii, may be made
to take a horizontal direction. This is one
of the great means rf keeping them near
the surface, and has been found of. much