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VOL. 13.
NO. 34.
Published by Theodore Schoch
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The While Rose of Miami.
Let me tay at my home, in the beautiful West,
Where I played when u child, in my age let me rest;
"Where the bright prairies bloom, and the wild waters
In the home of my heart, dearest friends, let me stay !
O, here let me stay, where my chief, in the pride,
Of a brave warrior-youth, wandered forth from my side,
Where he laid at my feet, the young hunter's best prey,
"While I roamed a wild huntress, O, friends let me stay.
Lei me stay w here the prairies I 'vc oft' w andered thro',
While my moccasins brushed from the flowers the dew,
Whore my warrior would pluck the wild blossums and
His White Rose w as the fairest, O, there let. me stay !
O, here let me stay ! where bright plumes from the w ing
Of the bird that his arrow had pierced, lie would bring;
Where in parting for battle, he softly would say,
Tis to shield thee I fight, O, with him let me stay !
let me stay, though the strength ol my Chieftain is o'er,
Though his warriors he leads to the battle no more ;
lie loves through the woods a -wild hunter to stray,
His heart clings to home, O, there lot me stay !
Let me stay where my children, in childhood have
When through the green forest they often have strayed;
7'hey never could bend to the white man'5 cold sway,
.For their hearts are of fire, 0, theie let rae stay !
You tell me of leaves of the Spirit that speaks,
But the Spirit I own, in the bright stars 1 seek ;
In the prairie, in the forest, the waters wild play,
1 see Him, I hear Him, O, then let rne stay !
CO""The Maryaville Express thus poetizes:
With rosin, lard, tar, coal, and wood,
The Buckeye's time was very good,
Bat faster will she have to kite
To catch the Swan or David White.
OCSpeaking of the world, there is a good
deal of truth in the words of Bickerstafi" :
The world is a well furnished table,
Where guests are promiscuously set;
Where all fare as well as they're able,
And scramble for what they can get.
When womans rights are stirrid a bit,
The first reform she pitches on
Is how she may, with least delay,
Just draw a pair of breeches on.
flr3 This item must have been written by
an unfortunate old bachelor who had been
jilted by some unmerciful fair one :
"Marriage is like a flashing candle light,
Placed in the window on a summer night,
Inviting all the insects of the air
To come and singe their pretty winglets
there ;
Those that are out, butt heads against the
Those that are is, bult to get out again."
07" A clergyman in the west of England,
preached during the whole of Lent, in a town,
where he never was invited to dinnei. He
said in his farewell sermon, "I have preached
againEt evry vice except that of good living
which I believe is not to be found among you,
and therefore needed not my reproach."
OrA clergyman, wishing to known weth
er the children of his parishioners understood
their Bible, asked a lad that he one day found
reading the Old Testament, who was the
wickedest man. " Moses, to be sure," said
the boy. " Moses !" exclaimed the parson ;
Moses ! how can that be!" " Why," said
the lad, "he broke all the commandments at
Remedy for Cancek.-CoI. Ussery, of
the parish of De Soto, informs the editor
of the Caddo Gazette that he fully tested a
remedy for this troublesome disease, re
commended to him by a Spanish woman,
a native of the country. The remedy is
this : Take an egg and break it, pour
out the white, retaining the yolk in the
shell, put in saltand mis with the yolk
as long as it will receive it, stir them to
gether until the salve is formed ; put a
portion of this on a piece of sticking-plaster,
and apply to the cancer about twice
a' daj'. He has tried the remedy in his
own family with complete success. '
From Arthur's Home Gazette.
Light Weight.
It generally happens that those who'
try to overreach others, overreach them-'
selves in the end. This was the case with j
farmer Edmonds. He was laying up'
money as fast as any of his neighbors,
whose means of accumulation were no
greater than his own, and ought to have
been satisfied and thankful. But, unfor
tunately, the oesires of farmer Edmonds,
like those of a great many other people,
were always a little in advance of bis in-
(coine. unce a week lie came, regularly,
(to the Philadelphia market, a distance of
; fifteen miles, with his produce; and ho
never went home entirely satisfied with
the amount received for his poultry, eggs, )
butter, truit or vegetables, unless prices
were at the highest mark on the scale.
The wry face of a customer who paid
him thirty-eight cents for a pound of but-
ter, or twenty-five cents for a dozen of
' J r
eggs, was a pleasant rather than a disa
greeable object to his eyes for, so ho won,
he cared not a farthing who lost.
vuu uaj , .i.u.1. a , nun jujuuii j
mf.izrm. who had frp.niifin tlv bought from !
One day, Mr. G , a well known
Edmonds, stopped at the stall where the !
farmer exhibited his various articles for I
sale, and taking hold of a pair of fine
looking chickens, asked the price.
"Seventy-five," replied the farmer.
The chickens were large, and Mr. G ,
did not think the price high.
" Are they young and tender," he in
quired. "Is it possible," said Edmonds, smiling
in a peculiar way, "that an old marketer
like you can't tell a pair of young chick
ens?" Now, Mr. G could buy poultry
with almost any one. It was not often
that a tough old rooster or gobbler was
passed off upon him : but on the present
occasion, tho words of the farmer com
pletely disarmed him. Of course tho
chickens must be so tender that the skin
would almost break from looking at them,
and he felt a little piqued that he had
not been able to perceive this instantly ;
so lifting them from the hooks and pla
cing them in his basket, he said "I guess
I'll take them."
Seventy-five cents were handed over
and pocked by the farmer without any
compunctions, notwithstanding the pair
of bipeds sold to Mr. G might have
belonged to Noah's menagerie, for all
the teeth of those who happened to be
called to cat them would bo ablo to tell
to the contrary.
As G walked home, he recalled
the particular expression and tone of the
farmer, and suspicion that all was not
flitted through his mind ; but he
had dealt with Edmonds
for years, and
though he had always found him close
and well up to the market prices, he had
never detected him in seeking to gain an
advantage over a customer. He wished,
however, that he had used his own judg
ment in making the purchase, instead of
buying on so equivocal a recommendation
as the farmer's.
" If these chickins should be touch,"
muttered he to himself, in a
way, as he walked along, " he's had the
last dollar of my money !;'
Dinner time came, and Mr. G went
home from his place of business. As he
sat down to the table, a large, plump
pair of chickens were before him, beauti
fully browned, and their savory odor
penetrated tho olfactory sense with a
grateful promise of good things for the
palate. The incident of the morning had
left its prominent place in the memory,
and no suspicion of toughness was in the
mind of Mr. G. as he drew, with an
active hand, the great carving knife ath
wart the sharpening steel.
" A fine, large pair of chickens," said
Mrs. G , "what did they cost ?"
"That was not dear."
" No; I thought it reasonable.'"
" If they are only tender. Hannah
said she didn't think they were very young.'
" We'll soon know about that," remar
ked Mr. G , a recollection of what
had occurred at the time of their pur
chase crossing his mind at the moment.
Driving his fork into the breast bone of
oneaof them, he held it firmly while he
cut around a wing and endeavored to sev
er that appendage from the body ; but
the wing was to firmly held in its place
by sundry ligaments, well developed by
long use, to permit an easy accomplish
ment of this task. Mr. G , however,
had a strong hand and good resolution,
and against these, aided by a sharp knife,
even the wing of a seven year old rooster
could not long maintain a defensive.
The member at length came off, but in
doing so, was driven over the side of the
dish upon the table cloth.
Mr. G-. looked at the edge of his
knife for a moment.
" My knife must be very dull," said he.
"or else this chicken is as old as Mcthu- every week. He looked at it on every
selah." side, calculated the risk and the benefit,
A vigorous application of the blade to rind finally resolved to make a begining.
to the steel followed, and then the other twelve prints out of forty were tried :
wing was taken in hand. It came off a-' from these he gained two extra which
bout as easy as the first. The leg3 were sold for fifty cents. Emboldened by this
dislocated and detached more quickly,' result, the next week he tried twenty
and, in due time, the fowl, separated into pounds, and made one dollar by the op
portions according to the most approved i eration. When the clerk came round,
rules of carving, lay spread forth upon ' the light butter was usually all gone, or if
the dish; but this task had not been ac-j any remained, itwas so managed thatnonc
complishcd by Mr. G. without con
siderable muscular exertion, which was
apparent from the beads of perspiration
collected on his forehead and about his
lips. !
Well, that beats all he exclaimed,
as he laid down his knife and fork arid
applied his white handkerchief to his face.
"The teeth that go through that will need
"Try the other," said Mrs.
"perhaps it is more tender."
"If it isn't, we shall be bad off for a
dinner," returned Mr. G , as he Re
sumed his carver, and went to work on
the second bird. After severing one of,
the wings he gave it up in despair; it was
even toucher than the first.
"How in she vorld did you come to
buy such a pair tof fowls V said Mrs. G-.
"You certainly never could have tried
them." i
"If I had, II certainly never would
have .bought thera. Edmonds has cheat
ed me for once ih his life, but he'll never
do it again." )
" Did he sell jrou that pair of chickens
as younS and tender!"
I It TT. J'J 11 . a .
" He did, to dl intents and purposes."
" I didn't behave that of him."
" Nor did L
, ill
always up to the
marKet, ana ueais
close, but his things
have been good.
ho'll make noth-
inS tbis operation; no man ever cheats
twxoowis had the last dollar of
my money-,-; m
" I don.knw what we'll do without
butter," saidlfrs. G- , " if you stop
buying from, him."
"There isjfistas good butter in the
market as kis&TCplied Mr. G. , as he
commenced helping to portions of the
tough chickenllie had succeeded in car-
by mainatrength.
" Perhaps there is, but we never suc
ceeded in getting it so uniformly good as
that of Edmo'ads'."
" You inay'send for it, if you choose,
but I will never spend another dollar with
the bare-faced, cheating rascal," said Mr.
G , in antindignant tone.
The attempt to masticate the chicken
proved altogether unsuccessful and was
soon abandoned. The children ate the
dressing wfcile Mr. and Mrs. G
made tho vegetables that were on the ta
ble servo for their first course, and sup
plied all deficiencies when the dessert ap
peared, f
To have been so completely taken in,
annoyed jMr. G terribly, and he
could not k much as smilo at the adroit
ness with Thich the thing was done.
Edmonds came to market every Saturday,
and Mr. G had usually bought from
him as mum butter as would last for the
week. Oa Thursday evening succeeding
the affair of the chickens, Mrs. G
remarked, with some surprise in her voice,
that the snail piece of butter on the ta
ble was al that remained of the six pounds
bought oi the last market day.
" And to-morrow 'a only Friday," said
Mr. G .
"It usjd to last us up to Saturday, un
til withii the last two months, but now it
always ives out."
" Our family's no larger."
"Xoj nor do we use any more of it in
cooking than formerly."
Mr. Q thought a moment, and
then said with some animation "I think
I understand it. Have- you noticed any
differerce in the size of the prints?"
On reflection, Mrs.- G thought
she had noticed them as appearing small
er." I
"Tfckt'adt, you may depend on't; the
butterSsii't weight. A man who will
cheat m one way will cheat in another."
"He'wouldn't daro do that."
"Why ?"
"The risk is too great."
"A rogue will risk a good deal."
"Bis butter would be taken from him
by cljrk of the market."
"It's my impression that Edmonds
hasn't much butter in his tub by tho time
the cferkgets along to the place where he
stands. There's tho temptation. But
we'll give him a trial. Send for our u
sual quantity on Saturday I won't go
near him and we'll have it weighed."
This was done, and, sure enough, a
loss in weiffht was discovered. Out of
six pounds, four were light.
"I've got my man now!" exclaimed
G , not attempting to conceal the
pleasure ho felt. "Next Saturday he will
prcbably become moro familiarly acquaint
ed with the clerk than he has yet been."
it was too true, as G had dis
covered. In his anxiety to render his dai
ry operations profitable, the farmer had
bean tempted to encroach upon tho legal
weight of butter due his customers. He
Had been coming to market so long, and
h.3 butter had been so often examined by
te clerk, that the inspection of his tub
hid ceased to bo riged. Moreover his
customers were earlv. and it freouentlv
lappened that but few prints remained
prhen the clerk came along in his way.
fif from some forty or fifty pounds he
could pinch off enough to make five or
pix prints, it would be a handsome gain
of it found its way into his scales.
After selling the tough chickens to
G , the farmer felt a little uncomfor
table, for G was an old and good
customer, and he didn t wish to lose him,
Qf courso when tlQ fowls came upon tne
would discover that he had
been taken in, and would in all proba
bility be highly indignant. That lie was
not far out of the way in his conjecture,
he was satisfied on the next market day,
when he saw Gr go by his fltand
without once looking towards him.
In the week succeeding, the farmer's e
vii genius tempted him still further from
the right path. The whole of his butter,
with the exception of some ten lumps,
which were to serve as a screen when the
the clerk came along, was moulded into
prints that weighed considerably less thau
anound. With this, anions other nro-
ducts of his farm, Edmonds went to mar-
kct, flattering himself that he would be a
clear gainer by the the operation of from
two or three dollars.
But human calculations arc sometimes
vain. Scarcely had farmer Edmonds
disposed of a dozen pounds of his Cue
fresh butter, when the market clerk stop -
ped before him with his handsome brass
scales injiis hand, and said "I guess I
must go a little deeper into your tub this
morning than usual, friend Edmonds.
, VI r TT 1,CTr l,lrrt T, V, fr
you folks honest."
There was an instant change in the ex
pression of the farmer's face, which tho
clerk did not fail to observe. Scttinjr
down his basket with the air of one whoigers to which they are exposed in the
expected to put something into it, the 'open rivers, and that each egg is afforded
clerk laid aside the lumps that formed J opportunity to produce its fish, instead of
the upper stratum of butter, and took a ! being devoured with myriads of others,
print from beneath. Placing it in his ; by birds, fish and other animals which
scales in opposition to a pound weight, it prey upon them. This new art might
arose instantly towards the recedmgbeam.j
" That's bad!" said he. removmsr the
lump of butter to his basket, and placing
another in the scale, which proved as with a view to tho iormmg ot establish
light as its predecessor, and was soon J ments and the stocking of the rivers with
laid by its side. And lump after lump a great abundance of the most delicious
followed, to the cnef and chagrin of the
' v w
exposed farmer, until between thirty and
forty had passed from his tub to the bas-
ket of the clerk, during the progress of
this scene, a little crowd was attracted, !the truth of tke statements made. If!
all of whom, from the merry newsboy to , . , , defect:e cvesiffufc ,vilich I
the staid Guardian of the Poor, who made . . , . . ,
a careful examination of the tub to see consuls simply in cupping,) is effectual to :
how much the inmates of the Almshouse j give permanent relief, the discovery is'
were to gain by the operation, enjoyed the j certainly one of the most important of
countryman's mortification. He, poorly a,rQ i
iellow, hid his diminished head as quick
ly as it could be done after the depar
ture of the clerk, and went back to his
home a little wiser if no better.
" You met with a rather bad accident
last week," said G to the farmer.
Ho could not resist the inclination he felt
to see him once more.
" Why, ye-yes," stammered Edmonds,
coloring to the eyes. "But it wasn't my
butter; it was some I brought for a neigh
bor." "Indeed was it. Then I suppose the
butter I've had from you for the last, two
months was from the dairy of that same
neighbor V
Edmonds was so confused at this unex
pected question that he was unable to re
ply. "And the tough chickens," added G .
"They were your neighbors also, I pre
sume." The farmer turned his back suddenly
on his customer, and the latterfeeling
that he had punished him sufficiently,
went on his way.
Butter that proves light of weight al
ways belongs to a neighbor.
TVe devoted some space in our columns
a few months since (says the N. Y. Trib
une) to an account of recent experiments
in Prance in extending the production of
fish', experiments so satisfactory in their
results in their then stago of progress as
to lead to well-founded hopes that by a
little care and exertion every brook and
rivulet may be made to afford a large in
crease to our means of subsistence.
The place where at the present time the
principal experiment is in progress is the
village of Huningcn and its environs, in
Alsace, a few miles from Basle, in Switz
land. The Prenceh Goverment, a few
months since, loaned
francs to
MM. Berthot and Detzem, to enable them
to make all needful preparations and ar
rangements to carry on the experiment at
this plsce on a scale that should prove de
cisive. The Superintendent of this estab
lishment, M. Coste, made a report in Feb
ruary last to the Academy of Sciences upon
the progress which he had made, and the
report is published in one of the April
1 n t-v 1 "T 7 7 T 7
uumDers or dingier s jrocyiccnmc journal,
a very respectable uerman punncation. ,
His treatment of the spawn of salmon and sll0rtj for wo aro sure tllcro aro "tll0u i
trout had proved so satisfactory in its re-:sams who wish t0 avail themselves of his '
suits, that he has no doubt of having by ! WOndcrful cure. The Doctor will remain
June, that is four months from tho date' Yith us ony a fcw davSj .im we woukl j
of the report, 600,00.0 young fish of these- a(lvig0 all who have thc lcast defect in
two species with wnch to furnish the nv-. their cyoa to visiullim at once Wc rc
ers, all sufficiently grown to bo secure rct that our timo and space will not al-
from the ordinary dangers to which the low uS t0 civc a luorc esteiuiC(1 uotlce of ,
minnow is exposed. In the brooks of thc wondo:fui csperimont3 of Dr. B., but
tt : i t ii.. i. .... 1 I
iiuumgeu m wuiou uiu spawn is uutuuuu,
,:ii: c l l i. l .1
uvui ii uiiuiuu ui Biiiuiuii aim uuui ugga ;
have been blaced, of which 120,000 were
spawned along tho bank of thc llhino un
der tho eye of the Director.
The enormous nrodnctivenoss of this
ouf.nMiclimfinf mnv imnmnml wlinn n
ycars space is taken into "consideration, ,sons who wore afflicted with far and near
for no sooner are the present variotios of sighteduess, jnflamation of thc eye and
fish rlisf.riWnfl frnm thn hrnnks & nnnds. dimilCSS of sight, applied the CUOS and
than their places will bo supplied by the;n11 acknowledged an improvement though j
young of tho Danube salmon and shad,;iu.00M,u"meu,iin 110 case exceeueu utree
which spawn only in the spring,
keeping up a constant succession.
The new branch of induatrv is alreadv
spread at Huniugen, over a space some Return to what it was before ho applied
7- miles in extent, where the waters of tue cup5-
ten natural fountains, that of a small Another who saw hotter at a distance
stream passing through the establishment, 0f fourteen feet, had tho focus of his sight
those of the llhine and the standing wa-so chauged that ho could sco best at thc
ters of marshy ground, aro all found near distance of about one foot. A lady who
each other, and at hand to mingle in such could not bear the glare of a lamp before
proportions as may be necessary for dif- ier eyes n second without pain, was ena
ferent species. Hopes are entertained hied, after the' short application of the
that sturgeon and other fish, which require cups, to look for any length of time at the
the sea and fresh water by turns, may amp placed close to her face, which she
thus be raised, and that by placing them said she had not been able to do for years.
in the Rhine -when young, the bays of the
Mediterranean may once more be stocked
' with fish.
Successful experiments, bv means of
pond3 of salt water, have been made upon
the shores of the Adriatic, in the Pontine
marshes and in the Gulf of Naples, the
artificial productionof salt water lilsh.
The Polytechnic Journal mentioned
above, contains a full description of the
simple process employed at nuningen,
; but these have been sufficiently explained
in the former article published in The
Tribune. The obtaining of the spawn by
pressing the fecund fish is in fact nothing
jmore than a simple act of midwifery so
r CJfXrtl 1, ft WIITI "lllTIT llOT!. t t "W
care and protection oi the eggs so obtain
ed ; and the enormous multiplication of
fish is owing simply to the fact that they
arc thus saved from the innumerable dan-
easily be transplanted to the U. States,
and it would be worth while for some of
our State Legislatures to inquire into it
I kinds of fish.
We publish, the following as we find it
in our exchanges, without vouching for'
The New Remedy. Large numbers .
of citizens of Baltimore, satisfied with the '
explanation and practical effects of the
simple remedy of D. Brainerd, for the
cure of defective sight, have applied the i
means with great benefit. The following
W ft
is taken from the Republican & Argus.
Wonders Never Cease. Last eve-!
ning the large Hall of the Maryland In-1
stitute was crowded to its utmost capac
ity to hear the lecture and witness the ex
periments performed on the eye by Dr. C.
Brainerd, of New York. The Doctor
having stated that he would make the
blind see, many thought it a humbug, and
so pronounced it; but at the close of his
interesting lecture, the Doctor gave a gen- '
eral invitation to those who were blind, '
nearsighted or had weak eyes, to come
on the platform and he would do all that
he professed. Quite a number of ladies
and gentlemen went forward and in the
space of three minutes each declared their
eye had been improved. This morning '
wc visited the Doctor's room, at the in
stitute, and while there saw his simple ap- ;
plication applied to a lad aged 1 1 years, '
and son of Mr. Nicholas llichcir, No. 223 ,
S. Charles street, who had been blind in 1
the right eye for six years. After the
cup had been applied for the space of one ,
minute, it was removed .when the left eye ;
was closed and the little fellow was re
quested to walk across the room. He
immediately complied with the request,
and cried out " Pather, father, lean bee!"
He was then handed scverel articles, all
of which he named correctly, and de
scribed several persons who were stand
ing in the room. The joy of the father
and son can be better imagined than de
scribed. The application was also made to Mr.
C. 11. Cunningham who resides at 14G
Baltimore street, and has been blind for
32 years, lie, in the short space of three
minutes, declared he could sec distinctly,
and recognized several gentlemen he had
not seen ror 32 years. These are facte.
and any one doubting them can call on
the above mentioned gentlemen and be j
satisfied. Dr.Brainerd's room was crowd- j
cd this morning with those who were so
unfortunate as to have bad eyes, not one j
of whom who applied the application, but ;
retirecl thanking
retired thanking him
with a grateful
hcfirt, we reffret n,. ;n -s stav :s so
jfc is best for all tQ Q and see f U
. o
Wc also add thc following, from the
Clipper of yesterday morning:
Tho experiments wero the most satis-
factory aitd COUViucillg,
Some dozen per-
minutes. One gentleman, who was very
near-sighted, said that he would not take
five hundred dollars and have his sight
Value of Poultry Mamirc.
It is lamentable, and disgusting even,
to see what a waste is going on in this
country of the richest and most valuable
manure ever known. We are importing
shipload after shipload of guano, (sea-bird
manure,) while hundreds of tons of poul
try manure, which is asserted to be equal
in value, is suffered to go to waste in the
the United States. Each farmer's poul
try yard produces so little, that it is suf
fered to go to waste, and thus the country
loses over a million of dollars annually.
Having learned the value of poultry
manure, we suppose now our readers would
like to know what is the best method of
saving it.
First build a poultry house, if it be no
more than a rough scaffolding of poles or
slabs, laid upon crotches, forming a double
pitchroof with end boards in winter tokcep
. .i i
outtne wind and driving storms. Under
this place parallcll roosts; and the manure
in the night will drop down into a narrow
row beneath. Here place a light loam a
bout a foot deep, rather wider and longer
than the roost, and give it a sprinkling of.
Plaster of Paris an inch thick. When
this is covered with manure an inoh deep,
give it a layer of loam four inches deep,
another sprinkling of an inch of plaster,,
and so continue. In the spring, mix all
well together, keep it free from rain, and
use it at the rate of one pint to a hill of
corn or a corresponding quantity for cu
cumbers, squashes, pumpkins, mclons7
peas, onions, strawberries, or any other
fruit, vegotable or grain requiring rich
manure, and our word for ityouwillhave a
crop of superior quality. Thus you will
become one out of the many who is desi
rous to benefit himself, and assist in sa
ving more than a million of dollars annu
ally to the country. Amer. Agricultur
ist. Properties of Charcoal.
Among the many properties of char
coal may pe mentioned its power of de
stroying smell, taste and color; and as a
proof of its possessing tho first quality, if
it be rubbed over putrid meats, the flavor
will be destroyed. If a piece of charcoal
be thrown into putrid water, the putrid
taste or smell will be destroyed, and the
water rendered completely fresh. Sai
lors are awaro of this; if water is bad at
sea, they are in the habit of throwing pie
ces of burnt biscuits into it to purify it.
Color is materially influenced by char
coal, and in numbers of instances in a ve
ry irregular way. If you take a dirty
black syrup and filter it through burnt
charcoal, the color will be removed. Tho
charcoal of animal matter appears to be
the best for this purpose. You may learn
the influence of charcoal in destroying
colors by filtering a bottle of port wino
through it; in the Alteration it will loso
a great portion of its color and become
tawny ; repeat the process two or threo
times and you have destroyed it alto-
Mush. f
" Oil, how it makes me blush
To hear the Pennsylvanians call thee Mush."
The following is from a Michigan pa
per. Will our readers try it? If they
prefer the word, they can call it " Hasty
Pudding;" or if any of the descendents of
the Knickerbockers insist upon calling it
"Suppawn," nobody will quarrel with
them. Mush, Hasty Pudding and Sup
pawn are all the same thing.
"A friend writes us as follows: In a
late number you have something about
mush. Let me suggest for tho com
fort of those who stir it an hour or two,
and then labor a great while to wash out
tho pot in which they boil it, that all this
trouble may be saved by cooking it in a
tin pail, set in a pot of boiling water, and
after it has cooked, letting it cool in tho
same, after which it will slip out in a mass,
leaving all clean behind it. Whosoever
tries this plan will never try the old one
again, for it prevcuts the possibility of
burning the mush, and dispenses with all
care and trouble except occasionally to re
plenish the water in which the pail is set
to boil. As to the length of timo required
tho rule is "the longer tho better
fi&Boys aro sometimes endowed, says
the New Orleans Picayune, with remar
kable memories. The Keen family, of
the State of Texas, consisted of the three
girls and a boy the latter only threo
years old. They were all sitting round
the fire ono evening, engaged in telling
how far back they could recollect. Oho
of the girls recollected when she had " a
doll that winked with both eyes." Anoth
recollected when she was " a littlo baby
at the breast and Nancy tickled her feet."
Johnny Keen, who was.. the last aud tho
least of them all, said ho recollected "touss
than fifl."
"How wuss?" said all tho girls in a
"Oh! I recollect three weeks afore Tze
born, and how I cried all the time forfeit
Il he a gal
Hon. Mr. Fisn of the Connecticut len-x
ate, is Chairman of the Committee bn;fh)
Preservation of Tkou'I,"

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