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STROUDSBURG, MONROE COUNTY, PA. JUNE 23, 1853.
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An incident from Life.
IT EjaSRIET E. FRANCIS.
Sick anil weiay on my pillow,
Life f eenujil, but in mourning clnd ;
And tho ugh Spring- had come in gladness,
Yet to me the world looked sad.
Hope wjts fltijtering, broken-hearted,
Ready plumed to take her flight;
Fleeing fromrUie clouds of darkness
That had iKiiled this earth in night.
Then lice sunlight through the lattice,
Camt a miiTy, ringing voice,
-Sweeping o'jg my heart like music,
Bidding eit ry chord rejoice :
"Mother, m;her, here are wild flowers,
' Gathered Uj the meadow brook ;
And oh! $ei I found some violets
i In a i'nuiet ihady nook.
' I wi!J faring a dish and water,
Audi will j ace them by your bed ;
On thill desli, where you may see them
Evei;y time you tarn your head."
And m'y hoy with ringlets golden,
Pillild the rase, with busy care ;
While is bilg-ht es stars at even
Secaned iluse flowers, blooming fair.
Sweet they spoke of vale and upland,
Flensing III ream and forest shade;
And tijhen il sep and dreams stole o'er me,
Long I W8 ndered in the glade.
And, J or ds. tr j, that gift so trifling,
Shfld a Us Jo round my room,
Whida, beiore, seeind lone and weary,
Ami oft Ijiadowed o'er with gloom.
. And X comic d from it this lesson:
That thji poorest have the power
. 'To iiinfer tlje sweetest pleasure,
Beiit but a transent flower.
Thetf let ia one murmur ever
TJiat nij health he has to give,
For fi "ctip lof water" only
Oil haliii 'bade the thirsty live,
Arnl, was Measured more in Heaven
Tiban tia i richest gifts of gold,
Byjlhat Oj)e who can the motives
Ef the t ecret heart unfold.
l; Riss Affecting.
With if I piling lips and dancing eye
f My iife desired a kiss,
id reaiinable request, which I
'' By'ED means took amiss.
To giant her wish I sprung with haste,
Bu bh! most strange to tell,
f ,'poa.wlter rosy lips the taste
. ? ' Wa sweeter than the smell.
AltliD Sgh ber soft white hand I pressed,
' Aa 1 in a loving way
"jpfolflea her warmly to my breast,
1 1 irned my nose away.
3iTir lfife a spunky piece of stuff,
i " If everybody knows
'Vfhat made me curl my nose!
iLt ,''J wnv Qearly every day,
(J1hou sweet, yet naughty sinner,
, ' l-o ji will, in spite of all I say,
JJat Onions for your dinner.
ra. j EPITAPH.
lhititt crumbling, lies beneath the mould,
i'llfA ijjjin whose sole delight was gold:
I HOinitent was never once his guest,
Tfftiugb thrice ten thousand filled his chest,
' Ejfr he, poor man, with all his store,
j;Dic'jJ in great want the want of more.
If Punch is a good doctor at times,
j;lves the following for the benefit of
. " 7r , ,
wearen : "Put your mouth close
6Jje wart, and tell it m a whisper that if
ILW yTtt!pmiTi Rnt. rWn f.n tvriffl
Ped and began with: "Know one wo-
2t 'ill not go away you will burn it out succeeded, we proceed to the denounce
;'' M $ caustic. If it does not take the hint, 1 ment of Ringwood's love .affair the mar
' Wils rroo s vonr word ! raige and the settlement.
ISby these presents." "You are wrong, j not much more than sixteen and I not(lawyer was, that had suddenly risen a
' JSa AwtfttidM- " it ouffhfc to be 'Know quite twenty, and both almost without a mong them, and bearded the Attorney
'?J J ' .... O . ., . on iL- 1,3 rni, VK.'U.v, iVl 1 iU OM. cfnrw
"men."'" very yen. answered tne oiu
(. . . t it -it
Ml "it one woman Knows it, an men wiu,
tflfA country fellow came to the city
M see his intended wife, and for a long
tinif eoald think of nothing to say. At
pre a great tsuuw liming, ne look occasiou i
ki . i r.,i t . i-t I
ft'in "WaII said she. Vmdltr. ta
The Poor Lawyer.
The Knickerbocker Magazine some
years ago contained "Washington Irving's
"Early experience of Balph Ringwood."jmust be made, or we would soon have
rni.! Ti' , -i i I . t. i t i i i
a.uia ujiuiuug siory was wen termed Dy.tue won at our aoor. x accordingly nor
the editor "a species of Mountjoy of the rowed a little cash, and rode off from my
west," for the lovers of Ralph Ringwood doov. leaynS ? standing at it, and
. , . f ,b waving her hand after me. Her last
are scarcely less poetical than those oflook so sweetand becoming, went to my
Mountjoy himself. Here is the first in- heart. I felt as if I could co through
troduction to the lovely maiden who was
to have so great an influence on his after
" I had taken my breakfast and was
waiting for my horse, when, in passing
up and down the piazza, I saw a young
girl seated near the window, evidently a
visitor, one was very pretty, witn au
burn hair and blue eyes, and was dressed
in white. I had seen nothing of the kind
since I had left Richmond; at that time I
was too much of a boy to be struck by a
female beauty. She was so delicate and
and dainty looking, so different from the
hale buxom brown girls of the woods
and then her white dress ! it was so daz
zling ! Never was a poor youth so ta
ken by surprise, and suddenly bewitched.
My heart yearned to know her, but how
was I to accost her ? I had grown wild
in the woods, and had none of the hab
itudes of polite life. Had she or any
other of my leathern dressed belles been
like Peggy Pugh or Sally Pigman,
of the pigeon roost, I Should have ap
proached her without dread ; nay had she
been fair as Shurt's daughters with their
looking-glass lockets, I should not have
hesitated ; but that white dress, and these
auburn ringlets, and blue eyes, and deli
cated looks quite daunted while they fa-
cinated me. I don't know what put it into
my head, but I thought all at once I would
like to kiss her 1 It would take a lonsr
acquaintance to arrive at such a boon,
but I might seize upon it by sheer robbe
ry. Nobody knew me here. I would
just step in and snatch a kiss, mount my
horse and ride off. She would not be the
worse for it ; and that kiss oh, I should
die if I did not get it.
I gave no time for thought to cool, but
entered the house and stepped lightly in
to the room. She was seated with her
back to the door, looking out of the win
dow, and did not hear my approach. I
tapped her chair, and as she turned and
looked up I snatched as sweet a kiss as
ever was stolen, and I vanished in a twink
ling. The next momenta was on horse
back, galloping homeward, my very heart
tingling at what I had done."
After a variety of amusing adventures,
Ringwood attempts the study of law, in
an obscure settlement in Kentucky, where
he delved night and day. Ralph pursues
his studies, occasionally argues at a de
bating society, and at length becomes quite
a genius, and a favorite in the eyes of the
married ladies of the village.
" I called to take tea one evening with
one of these ladies, when to my surprise
and somewhat to my confusion, JL found
with her the identical blue-eyedeauty
whom I had audaciously kissed. I was
formally introduced to her, but neither:
of us betrayed any signs of previous ac-!
quaintance except by blushing to the eyes. I
While tea was getting ready, the lady of i
the house went out of the room to give:
some directions and left lis alone. Hea
vens and earth, what a situation ! I
would have civen all the pittance I was
worth, to have been in the deepest dell of j
the forest. I felt th
the forest. 1 felt the necessity of saying , . , , . . . , .f
... - f ,j,r been for the thoughts of my lovely wife
something m excuse for my former rude- . T . , fa T , , J .
T . .: in her little house, I should have given
ness? 1 could not conjure up an idea,'- , , i.' t j j i n j
.. i t? i ' iback to the man his hundred dollars, and
nor utter a word, jbvery moment mat- . , . . T . . '
. J t t. ' relmguished the cause. I took my seat,
ters were growing worse. I felt one time . . p T . vi i
tempted to do as I had when I robbed I lokinSt am convinced, more like col
lier of a kiss-bolt from the room and!PrlVhan the rUgUe 1 W3S &bUt t0
i --!-- n? 1 i. 1 i T -1 JI i - it'IOnU.
tSiiu iu uicui; uut jl was uuaiiiuu iu mu
spot, for I really longed to gain her good
At length I plucked up courage on see
ing her equally confused with myself, and ;
walking desperately up to her, I excaim-
"I have been trving to muster up some- j
thing to say, but I cannot. I feel that I 1x13 practice, made a sarcastic rernanc, on
am in a horrible scrape. Do have pity something I had said. It was like an e
on me and help me out of it !" jlectric spark, and rang tingling through
A smile dimpled abot her mouth, and! every vein in my body. In an instant
played among the blushes of her cheek, my diffidence was gone. My whole spir
ix - j - a -
j She looked up with ashy but arch glance of
j the y .tbat expressed a volume of comic
recollections ; we both broke into a lau"h
; and frQm moracnt aU Qn
j passing the delightful description which
" That very autumn I was admitted
to the bar, and a montn alterwards was
married. We were a young couple, she
UOllui ill tuu puiiui iuu csiauii.-uuiuiii! ucuciui ai tuo vvnjr viiovw. i uvvrj
was well suited to our circumstances ; ajof my debut at the Inn on the preceeding
low house with two small rooms, a bed, a evening, when I had knocked down a bul
table, a half a dozen chairs, a half dozen ly and kicked him out of doors, for stri
spoons everything by the half dozens ; Iking an old man was circulated with fa-1
a little delph ware, everything in a small jvorable exaggeration? Even my beard
way; we were so poor, but then so happy. ( less chin and juvenile countenance was in
We had not been married many days my favor, for the people gave me far more
when a Court was held in the county town credit than I deserved. The ohance bus
I to go ? I had expended all my means
on our establishment, and then it was hard
parting with my wife so soon after mar-
. riafe. However, rrn T must. TNFnnov
fire and water for her. I arrived at the
!county town on a co1 October evening.
The inn was crowded, for the court was
to commence on the following day.
I knew no one, and wondered how I, a
stranger, a mere youngster, was to make
J way in such a crowd, and to get business.
The public room was thronged with all
the idlers in the country who gather on
such occasions. There was some drink
ing going forward, with a great noise and
a little altercation. Just as I entered
the room, I saw a rough bully of a fellow,
who was partly intoxicated, strike an old
man. He came swaggering by me, and
elbowed me as he passed. I immediate
ly knocked him down, and kicked him in
to the street. I needed no better intro
duction. In a moment I had a half a do
zen rough shakes of the hand and invi
tations to drink, and found myself quite
a personage in this rough assemblage.
The next morning the Court opened
I took my seat among the lawyers, but
felt as a mere spectator, not having any
idea where business was to. come from.
In the course of the morning a man was put
to the bar, charged withpassing counterfeit
money, and was asked if he was ready for
trial. He had been confined in a place
where there were no lawyers, and had
not had an opportunity of consulting any.
He was told to chodse from the lawyers
present, and be ready for trial on the fol
lowing day. He looked around the court
and selected me. I could not tell why he
should make such a choice. I, a beardless
youngster, unpracticed at the bar, perfect
ly unknown. I felt diffident yet delight
ed, and could have hugged the rascal.
Before leaving the Court, he gave me
one hundred dollars in a bag as a retaining
fee. I could scarcely believe my senses,
it seemed like a dream. The heaviness
of the fee spoke but lightly in favor of
his innocence but that was no affair of
mine. I was to be advocate, not judge
or jury. I followed him to jail, and learn
ed from him all the particulars of the case;
from thence I went to the Clcrk'ijce,
and took minutes of the mdicLj
men cxaminca me law on iuo
prepared my brief in my ror.
occupied me until midm
to bed and tried to
TUIU. 1U iiJ J
awake. A host of
kept rushing throu
er of gold that h
into my lap, the
wifo at home, that
with my good fortune.
responsibility I had undertake!!
for the first time in a strange Court,
expectations the culprit had formed
my talents, all these, and a crowd of sim
ilar notions, kept whirling through my !
mind. I tossed about all night, fearing I
the morning would find me exhausted and
incompetent in a word, the day dawned
on me a miserable fellow.
I got up feverish and nervous. I walk
ed out before breakfast, striving to collect
my thoughts, and tranquilize my feelings.
It was a bright morning I bathed my
forehead and my hads in a beautiful run
ning stream, but I could not allay the fe
ver heat thatj-aged within. I returned
to breakfast but could not eat. A single
cup of coffee formed mv repast. It was
""V,. , t
I wont there with a
t- i . t ui: :t u ua
Then the time came for me to speak,
my heart died within me. I rose embar-
Irassed and dismayed, and stammered in
opening my cause. 1 went on irom pad
to worse, and felt as if I was going down
hill. Just then the public prosecutor, a
man 01 taiets, out somewnat rougn in
it was in arms, jl answers wim plump
ness and bitterness, for I felt the cruelty
of such an attack upon a novice in my
situation. The public prosecutor made
a kind of an apology. This, for a man
of his redoubtable powers, was a vast con
cession. I renewed my argument with a
fearful glow, carried the cause triumph
antly, and the man was acquitted.
This was the making of me. Every-
body was anxious to know who this new
in our courts.
I was . repeatedly
iscs, and By Satur--
day night, when the Court closed, and I
had paid my bill at the Inn, I found my
self with an hundred and fifty dollars in
silver, three hundred dollars in notes, and
a horse that I afterwards sold for two
hundred dollars more.
Never did a miser gloat more on his
pelf and with more delight. Hocked the
door of my room, piled the money in a
: heap upon my table, and walked around
it, sat with my elbows on the table, and
my chin upon my hands, and gazed upon
it. Was I thinking of the money? No
I was thinking of my little wife and
Another sleepless nigh t ensued , but wh at
a night of golden fancies and splendid
air-castles. As soon as morning dawned
I was up, mounted the borrowed horse
with which I had come to Court on, and
led the other which I had received as a
fee. All the way I was delighting myself
with the thoughts of surprise I had in
: store for my little wife; for both of us had
expected nothing, but that I should spend
all the money I had borrowed and should
return in debt.
Uur meeting was joyous, as you may
suppose; butlplayed-thepartof an Indian
hunter, who, when he returns from the
chase never for a time speaks of his suc
cess. She had prepared a snug little rus
tic meal for me, and while it was getting
ready, I seated myself at an old fashion
ed desk in one corner, and began to count
over my money and put it away. She
came to mo before I had finished, and
rsked me who I had collcted money for.
For myself, to be sure, replied I with
affected coolness; I made it at Court.
She looked me for a moment in the
face incredulously. I tried to keep my
countenance and play the Indian, but it '
would not do. My muscles began to '
twich ; my feelings all at onco gave way, '
I caught her in my arms, laughed, cried,
and danced about the room like a crazy
man. From that time forward we never
wanted for money.
From the Flag of our Union.
Keeping isp with the Times.
BY MRS. E. TVELLEMONT.
It is one of the hardest conditions of
humanity, this keeping up with the times.
The Grimmer family found it so and
although Mr. Gershom Grimmer was a
good business man, and realized a fair
profit, yet it took all he could' get to car
ry out the above idea ; so that when he
remarked, "he should never leave his chil
dren any money to spend," the assertion
never doubted, borne people lraag-
a times, however, have a far greater
them than is really the case.
crept in Mrs. Gnmmer s
pent, and materially af-
t. She had erroneous-
t a lady had no need to
of labor, that hired ser-
accoraplish all kinds of need-
5 without much oversight; which
any painful mistakes and omis-
She was one of the sort who al-
entertain their friends with the faults
their servants, and was perpetually left
to wonder why the highest wages did not
secure the best of domestic economy.
Again and again had she talked the mat
ter over with her own daughter, with no
satisfactory conclusion; there were others
of their acquaintance who knew no such
troubles ; but alas, they erred in the first
principles of right action. They were
never happy, and yet they were all the
time expending profusely to become so.
About this time Arabella, the eldest
daughter, was sent to visit a friend who
wasamostsystematic and judicious house
keeper. Everything in Mrs. Wiseman's
family affairs went on like clock-work.
There was no changing of help, no out
cry about misplaced articles, no jargon
about unfilled duties, but a quiet harmo
nious action pervaded the whole dwelling.
To Arabella it was a perfect mystery ;
she sought to solve it by attentive obser
vation. The iuotherof the family seemed
always deeply engaged, never sauntering
and fretting over work which might have
been oxecuted while doing so ; the young
ladies, too, never rung the bells for the
supply of wants when they could as well
help themselves ; the father was never in
a state of anxiety whether, if he took a
friend homo with him, the apparent dis
order would not be manifest; but a large
hospitality sweetened the plain but health
ful and well-cooked fare, so that visitors
and home members were alike made cheer
ful. Then everything was so delightfully
fitted to yield the greatest amount of com
fort ; tho inquiry what the times demand
ed as constituting " gentility," was never
made; there was no seamstress in the fam
ily, consequently the fatnily work-basket
of unmended or unmade clothes was un
der Mrs. Wiseman's charge, who appor
tioned to each of her daughters their fit
ting share, and everything was thus kept
well adjusted. BesideSj the young ladies
were thus rolieved from those seasons of
listless ennui when the fancy takes such
random strides, and a restlessness ensues
which change alone dissipates ; for Mrs.
Wiseman judged truly that the employ
ment of these vacant moments kept the
mind in a sound state ; so, without being
overtasked, everybody in tho house had
their appropriate occupations;
To Arabella, this change seemed like
an earthly paradise. Every day she
grew an attentive observer of the secret
charm whioh worked so beautifully, nnd
as she contrasted it with the rough-and-tumble
discipline of her own homej she
saw so much to rogulato on her re
turn, that she really dreaded to do so. '
However, her visit was ended, and she; ana if one is bad, that one has to to come
was welcomed back but what strange out he will not take it nor will he tako
and discordant scenes presented them-1 a piece of bad meat. He takes letters to
selves ! All the family were mere skele- the post offce and puts them in the bos.
tons; they fretted life away in devising If the postage is to be paid the mony ia
schemes which could yield no satisfaction.1 put in paper, and he carefully delivers
Her mother on her return was busy with j both letter and money to the proper per
an architect, planning the perfect model son. When sent for letters, he sets up
for a new country house, and the sisters a howl at the window nor does he cease
were anxious to gain the first sight at till the Postmaster gives him a letter or
some newly imported brocades, spending informs him that there are none. If di
their days in contriving how they could (rected to bring a letter and a newspaper
make the most magnificent display. Then be offered ho will reject it and vice versa,
the father was so overrun with business, I He implicitly obeys orders. His master
and so fearful he should err in some fash- lives on one side of the Mississippi and
ionable requirement, yet not daring to re-J owns a track of land on the other, conse
lax his efforts to keep rich, because the'quently, he frequently crosses over it in a
times demanded such a heavy outlay, 'skiff to work. On returning one night
that his peace of mind was continually' he missed his waistcoat, having left it in
disturbed. The kitchen, too, was in con-j the field. He told the dog to go for it,
tinual uproar ; nobody understood their land the noble animal instantly swam o
particular work, consequently a great' ver, got the vest fixed it in his mouth and
part of all the labor was omitted, and gos- ( returned with it, having scarcely allowed
sip and slander reio-ned from the attic to' it to track the water. We have tried in
the cellar !
Arabella wa3 heart-sick at the discom
fort of her own home, and resolutely set
to work to amend the state of affairs.
Rut as she was undisciplcd, of course the
task was more severe. Still she secured
all their approbation, since they were all
selfish enough to desire to be happier than
mere money made them. In the first
place she laid great stress upon industry,
setting it down as a fixed rule that every
one should be appropriately occupied.
Those gaping sisters, who only sauntered
over a morning walk, & returned in season
to dress to receive calls from gentlemen,
were taught how much more happily they
could be employed in making their own
garments, and keeping themselves alter
nately supervising the domestic affairs.
By this means the labors of a seamstress
were dispensed with, which saved a vast
deal of fault-finding, each now being re
sponsible for bad sewing. A new set of
domestics became necessary under this
new system, and the training of them was
entrusted to Arabella on her modelscheme.
She required not so many as formerly,
and thereby found much more accomplish
ed by proper supervision. The house be
gan to assume a more tidy aspect ; there
was a quiet discharge of labor, and all
were so gratiGed with the change, that the
home became the admiration of their most
Not as quickly as we have written the a
bove, however, was the change effected.
Yet time worked rapidly in displacing
what the open vision now saw was needful,
and and the Grimmers were as fast rising
in popularity among their old friends as
their improvements rendered them useful;
clearly proving that tlie times never demand
an outlay of one's happiness to the shrine
of vanity, nor any compromise with one's
effort to be useful. In the course of events
all the daughters were eligibly married,
and became mistresses in their own homes
their parents became gradually chan
ged, with their children, and grew more
quiet as they mingled in "genteel ' socie
ty; yet not one of the number ever forgot
their indebtedness to Arabella s visit to
the Wisemans; and in the hope some fam
ily who are struggling to keep pace with
the wants of the age, may find one mem
ber in it who will enquire what the times
demand of them, we have detailed the im
provements in the Grimmer Family.
A Remarkable Dog.
Our credulity was somewhat shaken by
reading the following dog story by a cor
respondent of the New York Sim:
The engineer on bord the steamer
West Newton, has a dog whose astonish
ing sagacity I have never seen equalled.
He apparently knows all Ihat is said to
him ; his master talks to him as to human
being ; if reproved, the dog weeps bitterly;
if commended, he evinces the warmest
satisfaction. If a duck or goose, or a doz-
en of them be shot in the water, he will
bring them, ashore, and when he thinks he
has brought them all, he will look wish
fully to see if his master is satisfied. If
told that one was missing, away he darts,
nor will he return without it. "When
hunting, on coming to the track of his
game, ho will stop for a moment, then run
to his master, takes him by the pantloons,
lead him to the track, then look up as
though asking what he should do. Once
told to go on, he will follow in the track
day and night till he arrives at the par
ticular game sought. His master one day
lost his steel powder flask, the strings
having given away; he did not miss it till
he got home; concluding he must have
dropped it about five miles distant, he sent
his dog in quest of it ; being absent lon
ger than he expected, his master felt a
larnicd and went in pursuit of hi3 dog
Arriving at the place where he supposed
the flask must have dropped, ho found
tho dog pawing and pushing tho flask a-
long with his fore paws and nose; he had:
f nl'nn 1 n ttati rr rT .1 r iliA of flnnr o n fi !
they consequently came out of the loop, ' brownish hue it is time to commence.
and nothing could induce the dog to take Hay should not bo stirred often in the
a smooth piece of iron between his teeth, field, as its quality is injured by too much
This dog is often sent with a basket in drytbg. Salt spread over the mow, pre
his mouth to the butchor's. Ho will set' vents danger from heating. A good re
hi3 basket down at the butcher's feet, thenj volving horse take, will render hand rakes
goto tho kind of meat required, be it entirely unnecessary, and save time and,
beefsteak, mutton chop, vension or veal,- labor.
that particular thing will he have and Herbs for drying-'should be gathered,
nothing clao ; the butcher cannot deceive as they are begining to como into flowqif
him. No inducement will make him ' and laid in the shade, so as to drygvacT
touch the basket till the right kind of ually. Farm Journal. v w
moat is in it. If sent for eggs, and Joldj
to get a dozen, he will not.be put off with ET A man.wnnts jnst so rauca knowN
eleven, and what is more remarkable, he edge as he has the wisdom, to uecjBut
will not take a bad egg. He smells them, .no more than yon can digest,
vain to purchase this faithful servant, but
his owner refuses to set a price on him.
From the Farm Journal.
The application of Sulphuric acidr3i
lutcd with its own weight of water, to tho
mould-board of the plow, and allowing it
to remain on the iron twenty-four hoursf
would be calculated to eat the surface in
to holes, and destroy the iron. Dilute
Sulphuric acid will not dissolve the ox
ides of iron ; but will destroy the metal.
If those who wish to spare themselves
the trouble of polishing a rust mould
board, will have recourse to muriatic acid,
(quite as cheap an article,) they will find
that this acid will not touch the iron, but
will render the rust soluble and easily re
moved. I would not advise allowing tho
surface to remain moist with any acid
twenty-four hours. Muriatic acid will do
the work in five minutes and should be
either washed off, or cleansed by running
through the soil without delay.
G. B. B., Gwynedd.
Kidney Complaint in Horses. A cor
respondent of the Maine Farmer says :
" If any one inquires of you what will
help or cure a horse that is truobled with
the kidney complaint, or stoppage of the
water, you can recommend fir bark, with
the blisters or balsam attached to the
same. Steep the same thoroughly, , and
give the horse one or two quarts of liquor
or mix it with oats and meal, and give.
I have tried this remedy and never had it
To Preserve Fence Posts.
In so important a branch of farming,,
we endeavor to give everything that may
have a beneficial tendency. A writer,
E. H, in the Rural New Yorker
speaks confidently of the following plan
of preserving posts: "I prepare my posts
for setting and then let them season.
I then take cold tar and paint them with
three coats of the same. I paint the post
from above four inches above where they
set in the ground to the bottom, and tho
end that sets in the ground also, putting
the paint on hot. A gentleman infomed
me that he had known a fence set in this
way that had stood forty years, and was
as permanent then as at first. I think
this way is much easier and cheaper than
lime, and more durable."
Work for the tUonlIi.
Farm. The corn and potato crops4
now require particular attention. The
latter may still be planted. This month
is a very important one for the corn. Tho
early growth should be stimulated as much
as possible, by thorough and repeated
passage of the cultivator, which should
not be stopped till harvest time. Super-
phosphato of lime, a compost of Guano
and plaster, with a sufficient amount of
soil, to prevent its caustic effect. Poud
rette or ashes, should be applied to each
hill, and well stirred in. In cool morn
ings, the cut worm will be active. "Wo
havc found fall ploughing generally a suf
ficient preventive. A dressing of saltr
five or six bushels to the acre, before
planting, is a security, and has also a fer
tilizing effect, particularly where the soif
contains lime. If these have been neg
lected, we know of no remedy but con
stantly stirring round the hills, and-applying
fertilizers to push it forward. When.
settled warm weather comes on,
comes on, with m
hot sun, bis occupation
is goue. The-
plough should never be seen insrdo tho
corn field after it is planted.
Place lumps of rock salt in field, so
that cattle, sheep and horses may have
access to it at pleasure.
Latter part of this month, hay, partic
ularly where clover predominates may bo
cut. When the blossom has assumed a