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Ori!i nal Poetry.
For the iB.iner.
Lmiacs out the Deathi of :m. Mothuer.
They tell tle niother thou art gone 1 no
more on earth to dwell t
That I lutist not iourn thly-loss-for what
Gl decrees " is well,"
Tiat the I luy Work of his dothi say, what
lie dogs ,s for t he best ;
That I must not moturn dear tuother ? for
they know you're Jlome at rest.
But there's painlu aeiollecions neot her i
left of you behinci,
And when reciinit iCK the past, and its
ever in ily tini l
1 think of your kind-greeti'g voice, in
union %t L yota sitile!,
Oh hlow it grieves te mother ? to think
of that the while.
In chiiliod's lialpiest hour, and in sor
row and despmir,
You were always by rie outler ! you were
And it' I chanced to do things wrong, or
saulul, ill your sight
You were ready-ever-to check toe, and
to guide tme in the riht.
Ever-lways tty 'tr motu-r ?' I y're!
jrepts 1 will obey,
And follow in your foustps, isnti that
Wheo Goil decrees it 1.: st. to remove me
tniit this World ;
Oh yes, tay dear, good tother ! to do so,
I shall toil.
And now you're gono my mother ! I can
hear votr voice no mor:',
I feel so sutl ani miui ; I would I too
could go ;
Anl when I'm ta'ien from this Earth, oh
nty I niert ytou there ?
Where ang:ls sliout their praises ? up in
t. . leavenly spi.:ree
S. A. S.
A celebrated witer. alhiling to this
subject, says it is remarkable that of
the roiiy predictions whieh have been
made by astrologers from time to
tittle, so few of them have beet veri
lied. 1Iistury, however, records many
instautces where the predictionas of as.
trologers have been fulfilled. In the
present ge, when such events occur,
they are merely considered remarka.
The Duket' ouf Athol, uncle of James
J. of Set lud, had been assured by it
pretender to the ocenlt sciences, that
ie would live to be a King, and would
be crowned publicly in presence of a
large astseltthy of the people. lie put
faith in this prediction, and to hasten
the fuilliihntent of the prophecy, citused
his nephew to be as-asinated. But he
paid the penalty of his name crime,
and was led to excution in one of the
Spublic sctnares of Edinbturgh. 11e
was5 tatet~d and reviled~ hay the pou-tt
Ja.ce, whto p~hiced on his heatd an iron
crown, oii which was inscribed "LfThe
King of Traitors."
''Te fte of Esch~ylus, the Greek
tratgcdiani, is wvellI known. It has buen
pred icd thtat he would be killed by
thie failing of a house. One day,
while he was walking in the fieids, at
a distance from any hiumiatn htbtation,
tin eagle which had carr'ied off a tor
toise in his talonts, but could not dis
engage the meat front the shell, p~er
ceiv'ed the ball , head of the poet, atnd
probably taking it for a rock, let the
tortoise fhil upon it from a great
height. But iEschyluis h'atd the worst
of' it-for his skull was fratctutred, and
hie died on the sp~ot.
An aistrologer at the Court of Lewis
Xl. of France, predicted an afflietitng
evenit, which camte to pass. The kit-r
sent for thle saige, haingii previousl
ordered his satellites to be prepared
at giensignial to seize him and
thrw hm utofthe window.Th
kitng said to him, ont his etance, "You
who pretend to lift the veil of futuri
ty, cano you foretell the exact htour oif
y our own death ?"' "No, sirec," said
thei wary astrologer, with admairauble
presence of mnindu, suspecting the de
signl of the tyranat, "I only know t hat I
uhall die exactly three (days belore
your Majesty !"' The kiatg wais thaua
deratruck at tlhis atswer, anid refrained
tromt giving the sigial. Sir Watlter
Scott hais yury iiigenuotusIy interwoven
this ta.cdute into the tale of' Quenatian
Cardoan. a soot hsaye'r, who dealt ex
fc.esvev ia n wasceLs. wats ntot
particularly fortunatc in his predic
tions. Inl one instance, however, he
made use of a very eflectual means to
guard against any mistake. le pre
dieted the day of his death, and when
the time drew near, and his health,
much to his mortification, contimued
u1ninpaired, he absolutely abstained
from food, and died of hutnger, on the
day predicted, that. he might ta.t fll
sify his prediction.
That oracle of moral and political
wisdom, Lord Bacon, in his chapter
upon Prophecies, speaking of modern
predictions and prophecies, says. "My
judgment. is, that they ought all to be
dispised, and ought to serve for winter
talk by the fireside. Though when I
say dispised, I mean it as fur belief;
for in otherwise the spreading or
publishing of them is in no sort to be
dispised ; fir they have done much
mischiet. I see l:tany severe laws
made to suppress thei som grace and
some credit, consisteth in three things.
First, that men mark when they hit,
but never mark when they miss, as
they do generally. The second is,
that probably col.jectures or obscure
traditions many timies turn themselves
out prophecies. The third and last
(which is the great one) is, that all
most all of them, being infinite in
nublier, have been imp st.'rs ; and by
idle and crafty brains merely contri
ved aid fcigned after the event pass
The R$eforumationa of tVii
liam W .ir.
A T'ul I1eNr t is ins Irs-roav.
The distinguished William Wirt
withia six or seven months after his
rmarriage, beenmte addicted to inten
anice, the elluet of which operated
strongly on the mind and health of his
wile, and in a few tu.mths more she
wats numbered araung the dead. Her
death led him to leave the country in
which he resided, and he mo, ved to
.1L'Ilm,,d, w he re lie soo11 4c t ,s
tinctioni. Blut, his habits hung about
hin, and occasionally he was found
with jolly and fro'bieMlaoe spirits ill
hiacchanali:ti revelrv. Hlis practice
begana to fill] oif, anad many loo ked up
on13hun :s on the sure road to ruin.
lie was advised to get married, with
a view of correct in-, his habits. Thais
he consented to do if the right person
offered. Ile accordingly pail his ad
dresses to Miss (armble. After some
month's attentions le asked her hand
in marriage. Sit, replied
" Mr. Wirt, I have been well aware
of your nitetnsions some time back,
and should have given you to under
stand that your visits maud attentions
were not acceptablc, had I not recip
rocated the aflect ion which you evinced
for Ime. Bit I cannot yield assert
until you make te a pledge never to
touch, taste, or handle any intoxica
This reply, to Wirt, was unexpected
as it was novel. H is reply was, that
lie regarded tihe proposition as a bar
to further consideratioin on the subject,
and lie left her.
Her course toward him was the
same-his, Iesentmient and negh-et..
Ihi the course of a few weeks he
went again and solicited her hand.
lIe became sindig.ant and regarded
the terms she proposed, as au insult
to his honor, and vowed it should be
the last meeting they should ever have.
lIeI took to drlinkinig worse and14 worse,
and seemaed to run headlong to ruin.
QO day), whii Ce lig iln the city',
near a little grog shaop or grocery dead
drunk, a yo:ung lady whaom it, is not
iecessary to name, w~as piassinig that,
way to her home, not, fiar oil; and be
held him with his thee turned up to
the rays of the scorching sill. She
tookc her hiandkei'chief, with heri own~
namlie mairked upon it, aind placed it,
over his fhee. After lie had remiained
in that posi t'on for somei houars, lhe
wuas awakenaed, ad his thirst, being~ so
great, lhe wenut into the grog shop or
grocery to get a drink, when lie dis
covered tihe handkehief at, which lie
looked, Iad the nane wais (on it.. At'
ter pausing a few inlutes, he exclaim
" Great God ! who has left, this with
meI'? Who placed this over my thee?'
No one knew. H~e di'opped the
ghlass exelal iing
"Enough ! eniough !"'
lie retired instantly from the store,
forgetting his thirst but not his de
b~auch, tho hand kerchief' or the lady -
v'owing, it God gave lhim str'etngth,
never to touich taiste or handle11 in1t4xi
To meet, Miss amblie wvas one of
the hardest efforts of' his lif'e. If' he
fiet, her in her carriiage or~ on foot, he
popped roundi the neai'est eonfer. She
lat, Iast addressed hiim a note under her
own'l han~d, in vitinig himii to her houase,
which lhe finally gatheredl coulrage t~o
accept.. .1 Ie told( her if she still bore
affection for him lae would agree to
lieu' owni terms.
11er answer was
" My conditionis are now what they
everl hazve been."
"Then," said Wirt, "I accept them.'
They were soon married, and fron
that day he kept his word, and his af
fairs brightened, while honor and glorj
gathered around his brow. His nam
has been enrolled high in the templh
o(f fame ; while patriotism and renowi
live after him with imperishable lus
How many noble minds might the
young ladies save, if they would foi
low the example of the heroine heartei
Miss Gamble, the relation of Lafiy
A Yankee Stratagemii.
The " General Monk," about the
beginning of the year 1782, was r
terror to all merchant vessels whic
navigated the Deleware Bay. hay
ing a regular corn aission, she wa:
justified in making captures, an<
played havoc with the commerce o
the bay and river. The vessel car
red eighteen nine pounders. and was
manied by one hundred and fifty rmen
The news of her continued capture:
was anything but pleasing to the Phil
adulphians, and mch conversation
took place upon the subject among thi
At a casual meeting of nerehant
and others, at Crawtbrd & Donald
son's insurance oflice, in Market street
(insurance companies were not corn
aon then,) the conversation turned
upon the damrage which this vessel
was cornmitting, with entire impunit.
It was thought proper to do somethinr
to remove the pest; and the geratlemet
present agreed to raise a loan for the
purpose of fitting out a vessel t(
attack the Englishmen. The Unnk
of North America loaned the money
on the responsibility of the subserib
ers, and w ith it the '- Ilyder Ali" was
purchased of John V. Stantley, and
placed in connand of Commodore
Barney. A commnission as a " letter
of i arque" was procured, and the
crew was composed of volunteers.
The vessel was fitted out with four
nine pounders and twelve sixes,
The crew numbered one hundred
and twenty, mostly landsmen. There
was conseluently a great inferiority
on the piart of the AmlCrican vessel in
point of meta! and men.
Nevertheless, Barney sailed in a
week, having disguised his vessel as a
merchantman. lie commantded the
crew that, when he should order theni
to board, they should not board but
lit e; and when he directed them to fire,
they should board. They soon espied
the " General Monk," which proved
to be not so fasti a sailor as the " IIv.
der Ali " Barney t herefore, hung over
a drag anchor to impede his way; and
deceived by the slowness, and expect
trg an easy prey, the English vessel
ranged up to them. When they got
near enough to the American, Barney
cried out to the men:
" l'repare to board !"
The Englishmen, interpreting hbp
comancld literally, lined the sides of
his vessel to resist the boarding. Tih
Amnericans took their statiorns at the
gun-. Once there, Barney cried out.:
Instantly a flash broke out fromi the
broadside of the I Hyder Ali, and the
iron missives produced a terrible efTeet
upon the thick ranks which lined the
decks of the opposing vessel. The
captain of the Monk ordered his men
to fire, burt it wars too late. Onte hun.
dred men had beeni stricken dlowm:
killed antd wounded by the first broad.
side; among the latter were the En
glish captain and maruny oflicers. TJh(
tire w~as but feebly returnted, antd Bar
nev, ordering his men to fire, boarded
the vessel, arnd took possession wvithoul
a bilow. Th'ley brought their prize up~
to P hi ladelirbia, and1( great was the
rejoicing thereat. Barnev's loss war
hut four killed atnd fifteen wtountdcd.
A Ouurious~ story of a YMa
A correspiondenrt thus writes to us:
"It may not be known to you thlat tih<
F'reemnasons of the dItithI regimnent nrot
stationed in WVinidso~r, have iln their
pvssessio'n tile originral bible beilng
ing to lodge 227 of tihe Irish Constitu
tionl, once iln existence in that corps
utpon whii ch George Washringtonr
aIfterwt ard(s comtmrandrin-chief of' th~
armay of tile Unlited States, was initia
ted inito tire rites of freemnasonry.
T1his book was taken ill battle; onet(
iln 1777, during the American war
on1ce by thne Frelnchr, at Domninica, it
1805i, and each time honlorably re
stor'ed to the lodge of' tile 4fith, with
mlilitary escort as a guard of honor.
Each case of restoration was a secene o.
mloral beauty-au triumptlhanlt vinidica
tioni of' the pulrity of mnasonie principles
T1hie surprise atnd feielinrgs of~ both olli
cers and mlenl may be irmagined whtel
they percei ved the flag of truce thai
anrnouncedJ this eleganit comimrent
frorm their gallatnt opponents but stil
nroblier brethren, who ofTe red, by thnt
act, the acknowledgrment and homnag;
of an enlightened nation of the purity
Vaue. an~d titility of mnsonry. I a
sure Brother TyiTe (Major, to whose
charge this "jewel " is entrusted, will
allow his fellow craft to view this, te
them, most interesting: relic of days
gone by, especially a- it is again about
to brave the dangers of active war.
May God speed these gallant, follows
- wherever they gt !
llindsoir anl Eton E.rpress.
A i'cut man.
Capt. Stone, of the steamer Canada,
now in this port, is probably the most
silent nan afloat. Sailors who have
been with him many months say they
never heard him speak. le writes
his orders to his oflicers, and if the-v
fitil in carrying the~n out, he repri
mands their in writting. Yet he has
the reputation of being one of the
most skillful and prudent captains of
the Cunard line, and remark:blo for
r his powers of personal endurance.
Vhen at sea he rarely leaves the
deck, night or day, more thain an hour
at a timne, and nothing appears to
escape his notie. Still he does not
speak, either to his offieers or passen
gers. On a recent passage two wags,
who were passengers in his ship, no
ticed this peculiarity, and at dinner
one day were quite eloquent, upon the
blessings of speech, and by way of
rontrast, expressed their deep coumnis
ceation for dummies. One of the
wags was so overcome by his feelings
that he deliberately took ar onion
from his pocket and applied it to his
right eye, while he gazed at Capt.
Stone with the left.
" Pour, dear gentleman," he sobbed,
as the tears fillowed the onion, " I
wonder if he is deaf as well as dumb."
This was too much for the passen
gnrs, who burst into a roar of laughter,
in which Capt. Stone joined as heartily
as the rest. When order was restored
he said -
" Gentlern., ladies, or ladies and
gentleme., acknowe.odge that I ap.
pear t, d..1:.;,1.1"-u ,tage' by not speak
ing more than I dot; !n:,-what would
you have rme to say? It is mny con
;tant care to see that you are properly
-attend' d to in every particular. What
more can you desire?"
After this eflort he resumed silence,
and has not been known to speak
I heard ofa ease of extreme modes
tv the other day; so extreme that it
could not be understood. A lady
went into ''hornley's India rubber
store, and inquired of the fascinating
Ilave you any India.rubbor elegy
" What did you say, ma'am?" said
the store-keeper, slightly confounded.
Elegy encirclers," repeated the
lady, with a blush.
Thornley looked round the store,
first at the groat, piles of India-rubber,
then at gutta percha, then at India-rub.
her cloth, and so on, but without see
ing anything corresponding to the
" You're sure i's made of India.
rubber?" said Mr. T., inwardly de.
claring that there was nothing mode
of that article that he had not, seen.
Oh, yes," replied the lady.
" Do you see anything like it?" at
length returned the bewildered fellow.
The lady looked round the well
filled store, and at length her ey e rested
upon a hox, which she blushingly
pointed to. What do you suppose
She was soon helped to a pair, and
as she took her leave, it, all at once
occurred to Mr. Thornley that garters
wero l,-e-g encirclers.
Advllanltage of planiting F'ruit Trees
on D~eelieitie.-Dodart, first obser v-ed
that trees putihecd their branches in a
direction par-ahlel teo the surfihee of the
earth. I a tree stanids on a steep it
pushes both towards the hill and
towaurds the declivity; but on both
sides it still preserves its branches
paralleled to the sutfee. As there is
ian attraction between the uipper suir
laee of leaves and light, I amt also
persuaded, thbough not egually certain
of'it from ex periment that there is an
attractio~n of thle samte natur-e between
the undeer suirfae of the ear-th. This
I coiisider the true cause of the phe
nomoinous, I had long observed that.
the most fruitful orchards and the most
fertile trees are those planted oun a
declivity, anid the steeper it is, thiough
not gnuite a precipice, the more feritile
they prove. lt is well knsowni that
the spreadinmg (if trees always renders
-themt trnitfiz. Onm a plain they inicline
to shoot, upwards; aid therefore vari-.
ous ways, to check thieir perpendicular,
anid to promote their lateral growth.
llut, this point is obtained on a decliv
ity by nat'ire. T1here a tree loses its
tenmdency to shout, upwards and in
order to preserve its brianches parallel
with the surface, is constrained to p~ut
them in a lateral diretion. Hence an
important rule ill the chuoice of orchards
and frutit gardens--.1,nnr' Jmurnal
The Destiny of oii Couun
The following statistics, extracted
from the Boston Post, present, in a
compact and compendious form, the
astonishing extent of our country, its
boundless resources, and its wonderful
development. In view of our recent
origin and unparalleled advancement
in all that constitutes national great
ness, it is not wonderful that the na
tions of Europe, that for a long time
looked upon us with indifference or
disdain, should now regard us as the
great and growing Power of the
World. Who, save omnipotence, can
limit us, and who, save omniscience,
can tell the surpassing grandeur of our
destiny-of the A merican Republic?
Let it guard against assaults from
within, and it can easily shield itself
from all external enemies.
" The thirty-one States, nine Terri.
tories, and District of Columbia, coin
prising the United States of America,
are situated within the parallels of 10
deg., east longitude and 48 min., west
of the meridian of Washington, and
extending on the Atlantic coast from
25 deg., and on the Pacific coast from
32 deg., to 40 dug., of north latitude,
and contains a geographical area of
:3,306,9(5 square niles, being one
tenth less than the entire continent of
Europe. They contain a population
at the present time of 25,000,000,'of
whom 21,000,000 are whites. The
extent of its sea-coast, exclusive of is.
land.s to the head of tide-water, is 12,
660 miles. The length of ten of its
principal rivers is 20,000 miles. The
surtitee of its live great lakes is 90,000
miles. The number of miles of rail.
ways in operation wit..in its limits is
20,000, constructed at a cost of $600,.
000,000. The length of its canals is
5,000 miles. It contains within its Jim
its the longest railway upon the surface
of the globe-the Ilinois Central
which is 73"iuiles.
" The annual valve of its agricultur
al productions is $2,0)0,000,000. Its
most valuable product is Indian corn,
which yields annually 400,000,000;
and in surveying the agricultural pro
ductions of our country, we are not
only struck with their abundance, but
with their great variety. Our territo
ry extends fron the frigid region of
the north to the genial climate of the
tropics, afli rding almost every variety
of temperature and every kind of grain
and vegetables. Her productions range
from the cold ice and hard granite of
the North, the golden corn of the
West, to the cotton and sugar of the
South; and nearly all in suflicient quan.
tities to supply our domestic consumnp.
tion, and furnish large supplies for
exportation, thus furnishing nearly all
the value as well as the bulk of our
foreign commerce; suggesting thereby
the irresistable conclusion that agri
culture is the great transcendant inter
est of our country, and upon which
all other interests depend.
"'The amount of registered and en.
rolled tonnage is 4,407,010 tons. The
amount of capital invested in manu
factures is $600,009,000. The amount
of its foreign imports in 1853 was
$266,978,647, and the exports $230,
976,57. The annual amoant of its
internal trade is $6,000,000,000. The
annual value of the products of labor
(other than agricultural) is $1,500,000.
The annual value 0' the incomes
of its inhabit ants is $1 ,000,000,000.
The value of' its farms and live stock
i-> $5,000,000,000. Its mni es of gold,
copper, lead, and iron are among the
richest in the world. TIhe value of the
gold produced itn California is *$10,000,
000 pr- anntum. Th'le surface of its
corn fields is 132,132 square miles.
Its receipts from customs, lands, &c., it.
1853. was $61,327,274, and its expen
ditures $43,543,'263. ltsi national do.
nmain consists of' 2,174,I88 sqtnare
miles of' land. Its national debt is but
*50,000,000. The number of its banks
at the present time is about 1,100,
with a capital of $3,000,000,000.
Within her borders are 81,000 schools,
6,060 academies, 2:14 colleges, and
3,800 churchtes. Only one in twenty
two of' its white itnhabitats is unable to
read atnd write, and nineteen of its
twenty-one maillion of its white inhabi
tants are native horn."
Caors ai IELNt.-- We have the
following by the last steamer itn rela.
tion to the crops in Ireland:
" The weather during the last week
has beeni rather unsettled; but, al
though a good deal of' rain hams fallen,
the grain crops do not appear to have
beeni at all injured. T1hie wheat looks
well, and is now ripening fast: and I
do n~ot observe that it has in any place
b'een beaten down. It is remarkably
free from blight or smut, while the ear
is conasidered utnusually large sand fl.
The oat crop has sull'ered more from
~the rain and weather thtan the wheat;
nor is it altogether eo free from blight,
although upon this head there is cer
tainly little to complain of.
"Upon the whole, there is still
every reason to thin~k that the grain
crops will be the most abundant that
have been gathered for many years.
With regard to potatoes, there can be
no doubt the disease is now spreading,
but not to such an alarming extent as
some people represent. The new
potatoes are generally in use through
out the country; and although the
leaves, and in some cases the stalks,
are blighted, yet the tubers are scarce.
ly touched, while, for the most part the
quality is excellent. The quanity
sown this year is unprecedentedly
large, even compared with the very
best of times, .so that. it is hoped that
after all casualties and losses, there
will be a full average supply."
Early Court'laip in Ohio.
IJ you can't git them that you want.
you must take them you can git, and
that is how I camc marry Patsy.
Love will go where 'tis sent anyhow,
and the harder a chap loves a gal, the
poorer chance he stands of gitten her ;
the thing is just here; the more he
loves her, the more shy and trembling
he is, and he can't tell his feelinugs to
her if he tries-while the careless and
unfeeling chap, that's got no more
love in him than a boss, can have a
dozen gals after him at once.
I have thought the heart is like
mud turtles' eggs, you dent the shell
on one side-a dent on the othsr side,
made in the same manner, will bring
all smooth again.
So with the heart ; one gal makes a
dent-it remains bruised, till some
other gal presses it, pushing out the
old bruila3 and c.ving a ;ev one.
Wellaccidents will happen, folks will
laugh-the world is more fend of fun
than logic-and they might as well
laugh at me as any body.
So I agreed to tell you about my
courtship. It was't Patsy, but my
first sweet-heart was a proper han'.
some gal. I worked for her father.
Ohio was all in the wood-s then, and
every body lived in log houses. Down
in Cleveland there was a store or two.
And my three hundred acres that is
worth now one hundred and lifty dol.
lars an acre, wasn't worth when I
bought it only three dollars. Pshaw I
pesaw ! how times is changed. Glad
to get corn bread and common gravy
then-had to go thirty miles down
to chagin to mill. I always used
to go up for boss instead of himself,
for I only "hefted" ninety pounds in
weight and made a lighter load over
a bag of corn on horseback. Let me
see I weigh one hundred and eghty
Well, I was twenty-five years old
just about, and in love with boss's
daughter but always thought she felt
a leetle above me, for I was not quite
as tall as she was anyhow, and work
ing at eight dollars a month and had
to dress in tow linen at that.
You never see one of them logging
frocks made like a. shirt, out of flax
tow, did yer l
Well, 1 bought this blue coat when
t married Patsy, thirty and five years
ago. I never wore any but that, and
it it was Sunday, to-day, I should have
it o01, for 1 dispise extravagance and
new fangled fluinmories and thingum
bob noodles' 'round y'r houses.
I was in love thirty five years ago,
head over heels, and never dared to
say a word about it.
flen name was Jenusha. I longed
to tell her how my heart swelled and
burnt for her as it it thumped agin my
chest; but I could never screw my
courage up to the pint--but thought I
would some day ; I'd beeni alone with
her many times and had resolved and
resolved on popping it right eout, but
the stillness was as awful on themi 'ca
sions as the roar of the Niagara. and
my heart would feel all over uike your
little linger when you hit your elbow
'gin a thing accidental, a tarnal ting
Cuss my luck, said I to myself.
One Sunday night I cum hum from
mill alter a ride of three day's and
Jerusha had a beau ; dressed as sniart
as a dancing master. My heartjnmp
ed into my gullet the very minute I
I-flt down in the mouth for I knew
I was a gonme fellow. lie had on
broadcloth. Talk of your new langled
Gossop and Greshon houses now, but
flks in them days didn't have but
one room down etairs, and a ladder to
go up stairs; a puncheon floor was
good enough below, and oak shanker
split out by hand, kivered the chamber
floor. It wa-s in boss's house and I
slept up chamber. I want to remnem
ber mny torn shirt and I want you to
imagine my feelings that inight after
I want to bed fo'r Jerusha and the
dandy chap had the hull room below
to themnselves with a rousing bright
lire to spark. I couldn't stand the
temptation to hear what they had to
say for themselves. WVhiaiper I whis
per 1 whisper! .!
You may laugh at it, but it is the
naked truth I am going' to tell. I
have laughed myself at the same 'thing.
WVhen I heard samnithing pop like a
kiss, by ginger I could s.and ma y heart
thumps no longer. Curiosity and
jealousy got the upper hand of ne; I
wanted to see fir nysell, so I slid out
of bed setting flat like a tailor on th.*
floor, determined to hitch up just as I
sot, inch at a time, to the opening over
the hearth where the beams and gun
A cat couldn't been no stiller arter
a mouse, but my heart thump="d lurd,
er every hitch, just as it will when a
man goes to do what aint right,
Well, just as I had gained the right.
pint to look over at'em just tilted the
floor-down I went, tow shirt to gun
hook-and there I hung blindti~ld,
like a squirrel half skinne t, right over
my rival and sweet 'alt--ready fhe
bathing. I couldn't see 'em at all
arter that and it was more than ten
minutes before the told boss awoke to
tare me loose; dangling found the lire.
What, what, said he, got a spire
rib? Ila I let me down, said I. I
got pretty well bako, any how, and
haint been quite so raw in love mat
ters. I never looked Jerusha in the
face from that day, nor a girl in the
neighborhood, for I could swear she.
told 'ot all. That accident got Aty
grit up to make a fortin. I went off
few rile's and married the first chance
I got, just out of pite-and Patsy is
worth all on 'em arter all -and mar.
ryilg is a lottery business.
Then don't hang yourself as I did be.
case you can't get a particul .r girl
but remember that, your heart is like '
rubber, it will stretci a good ways and
Suibsttigtu for Guano,
Messrs. Editors-" What shall we
use as a substitute for guano?" This
question was considered in the Coun.
iry Gentlemen of July 20. [ see no
diffieulty in finding a substitute fur
guano, or rather finding the principal
for which guano is now used is a sub.
s'titte. Whatever contains .the ele.
-nwnts of guano, musL be equally vai l i
ale as a f'ertilizer, It. th. I. rmer wi-l
compare the analysis of guano with
that of urine, he will find urine as
rich in every element of fertility as
guano, with the exception perhaps of
the phosphate of lime. But this de
filciency could easily be supplied by
the application of common lime with
animal manures. No farmer should
ever purchase guano or any foreign
manures, while he wastes all the urine
of his animals and of his family.
Urine could be used with good effect
as guano, and at an expense compara.
No farmer need go off from his own
farm for the means to enrich it, for he
has only to return to each field but a
small part of what grows upon it to
keep it in a high state of fertility.
But Nature has no substitute for urine
or the elements of urine. The urine
must either be returned to the soil, or
something ,containing the same ele
ments. For these elements, guano is
now used as a substitute. There
should be then but one question with
the farmer. That is how shall I save
with the least expense, and use to the
best advantage the time of mv animal,
and family ? I am acquainted with
scores of farmers that purchase annu
ally various quantities of poudrotte,
phosphate of lime and guano, that have
never saved the first pouind of the
excrement of their family, the urine of
their animals, or the droppings of their
hen-roost. Any farmer should be
ashamed, either to raise small crops,
or to purchase foreign manures when,
any of the above elementsm are allowed
to go to waste.
A RUsE.--One om our SecretarIes of
State for the United State" struck out
a good mode 'if ectting rid tftan intru
der in a particuih~r case. It, appears
that the door aceper of the Secretary's
office was remarkably obliging, which
proved quite the thing for a rabid
office seeker, who managed to get in
every day and bother the Secretary.
When the anknoyancee continued three
or four days, the Secretary stepped up
one moirning to the dooer xeeper, and
asked what 'bat, man came after daily.
"Yes," replied the functionary, "ani
office, I suppose?"
"True; but do you know what
" WVell, then. I'll tell you, he wants
The next morning the scene between~
officeseeker and the polite door keeper
is said to have been rich, f'romn the
peculiar manner in which the intruder
was informed-" The Secretar) is nt
at home I"
A NovaIT.:-'s CoNPE88Io.--Bulwae
the novelist, in a letter to a gentleman
in Boston said "I have closed my ca
reer as writer of fiction. I ;nm gloomg'
and unhappy. I have exausted' the
powers of life, chashig pleasure where
at is not be found."
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