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AM APPEAL TO TIKOIiriAIIS.
AuMMSfd by mi editorial in the Native Virgin
ian, entitled "The Induttrial Umpire,"
BY A VIRGINIAN.
Mother of States and FresldWfi, no less
Than noble nuulier M a mighty raw*
Of statesmen-warriors I thy deep distress
Emboldens me, thy uttering, thus to trace
What ho thy fairest destiny Wnrild deem,
Though In too feeble words forsuch a theme.
I speak unto thy children—those who drew
Within thy hotclerstiMir first living breath,
And faithful clung onto thy bosom through
An agony more fearful far than death.
As "in our ashes llvo our wonted flres,"
80 they should have the spirit of their sires.
The slavery which your fathers knew and felt
To be a requisite for Stately power,
Was doomed at last by mighty Force to melt
As melts the frost before the noontide hour;
The red right hand of War the links cut
Which bound you to your slaves, and they
For both were bound ; how strong they only
Who felt, as lord or slave, the tribute due
From each to each, and saw their greatest
In man or woman who would strife imbue
Where all was quiMi, But there came at
A gleaming Sword, which vanquished all
Deep burled in the bosom of the Past
Lis all the hopes which rested on your
And all your ventures on the system cast
Are lost forever. Dark above them waves
Funeral cypress, through whose aging leaves
The melancholy wind long sighs of sadness
You have filled full tho measure of your
Both in the forum and the tented field;
But other glories, differing but in name,
Your fair domain awaits a call to yield.
Nature has left your dm <tagr corhplete,
And mines of wealth exist beneath your feet.
Then do not fold your hands in mutedespalr,
Or waste in mawkish grief the ptuislng
Your Children's children point your vision
You may regain more than your ancient
Within your wide domain, strewed with the
Of your lost hopes, are still the best of slaves.
Wed the "eternal enemies,"* and from their
Km panoplied la might, n giant springs;
So when a universal need conjoins
With universal will, the union flings
Forth on the world a strong resistless Force.
Of wealth the parent, and of I'ower the
The Sword itself, which 'Move your hopes In
And makle a desert of your fairest lands,
Was but a slave of the Inventive train
t Confined topatlent, strong-enduring hands
Hard lessonsthe.se—taaght in a bitter school,
But you must ponder them if you would rule.
Intelligence Is yours, and native health;
But still you lack the necessary will
To force the channels of a People's wealth
And power to your purposes, until
Once more Virginia shall be first of States,
And Olory, crowned, shall sit upon hergates.
Than will the State we lovo so much be
In history of ages yet to come;
And "Old Dominion," spoke in loving tone
Amid the shafts' anil spindles' busy hum,
Will be In lov'd rememhranee of the post,
And our new umpire swallow all the last.
•Fire and Water.
(FO* THE NATIVE VIRGINIAN
BY ONE OF T1!I*.
It is a geaat thing to be a Genius.—
i'm a Genius, and I know it. It has its
drawbacks—l know that, too. 1 can't
say that X was borna Uenius (I don't re
collect when I was born—l was too
young.) but I've been one a greet while.
If anybody wants to know a Ge
nius thinks about in very early youth,
I will reply—nothing! I don't remem
ber that I ever thought at all in infan
cy. Occasionally a faint gleam of a
thought would flit through the place
where my mind would have been it I
had had any, to this eflcct—that grown
up people had a great many more priv
ileges than they ought to have "consid
erimj" and that big sisters, school-teach
ers, little boys, very large dogs, old
maids, caterpillars, hornetsand Sunday
Schoolteachers, had it in their power
to timie the world a much plcasantcr
planch"/ leaving it altogether. As to
the lofty aspirations and brilliant
dreams which infant Geniuses are usu
ally said to enjoy, they never came to
After all the children had been born
and there were no more coming—after
the youngest had had the whooping
cough —sat up till bed-time, knew the
catechism and drank coffee lor supper,
my old aunt (a great reader,) looking
around upon the numerous and inter
esting group, said :— "There is a Geni
us in every family, and Harriet Jane
is the one in this." Now, taking into'
consideration that I was the darkest,
ug'icst and sulkiest, the one most dis
posed to get mad at things, and, in ad
dition, that I had grey eyes, a large
mouth, never put my hair out of my
face, nor ever gave any one a civil an
swer, r.ever said anything with the
least sense in it, and that 1 was a favor- ,
ite with nobody, she actually did show j
a most profound discernment, and a
most remarkable knowledge of charac
My position being fully established, 1
immediately became (as your regular
Genius always does at flist.) an ob|ect
of ridicule for all my brothers and sis
ters— he£ftn to .consider visitors at the
house my. njftiiraL enemies, and to treat
them a great deal worse than "accord
ingly"—was never made to goto church
—had little hooks given mc Chj-Htitias,
whwu 1 should bjfve '
randy, and was not expected to coml
my hair, fasten up my stockings or dc
"any manner of work." "Harriet Jane
had her peculiarities—she was no intel
lectual, you know.''
At this stage, if 1 nad bc*n a boy, I
am alraid I should have become addict
ed to turn-down collars and parting my
hair in the middle. Being a girl, I
had to content myself with no collar*
and not parting my hair at all. I was
a Genius beyond a doubt, if bring ugly
and disagreeable is any rtgu, (which of
course it is.)
Well, having attained the age when,
if there had been any of the "half-blown
rose" about me, it would have develop
ed itself, 1 was sent to school in "town."
No sooner did the girls Bee me and be
come acquainted with my spiteful ways,
than they exclaimed with one accord :
"Did you ever see any one so much like
Beulah, Jane Eyre, etc, as Harriet Jane
is f " And in their innocent hearts they
picttired what my future destiny would
be—spending my life, after I grew up,
hating a satirical man with big feet, a
great deal of money and very little re
ligion, and aiming him upon all occa
sions like a pickpocket, varying this
amust'ini-ut by holding jaw-breaking
discussions with hi:u on the subject of
Egyptian Mythology, in which I al
most always "shut him up ;" and final
ly crowning the whole, by walking
some day into my mother's kitchen, as
she is peeling potatoes, and informing
her that I wrote the identical book
about which the newpapers are in a
lever of excitement, and about which
she and Pa and brother Joe and aunt
Sally, the minister, and all the neigh
bors art in Costarica*; whilst the satiri
cal man with the big feet has been
heard to remark in Hindoo to his black
servant (with a ring in his nose and a
fervent disposition always to strangle
somebody,) that "1/ he hail only read
that book sooner. Ah I But now, a
las ! &c. !!" At length coming to an
understanding with said personage
(who turns out to be very sweet-tem
pered indeed, in spite of his feet) which
leads to matrimony, and to living in a
big house where we spend our time be
tween praising each others writings
and eating suppers composed of equal
parts of strawberries and cream and
mutual affection, surrounded by the
portraits of his ancestors (I didn't have
any) in a room with vines ove;' the win
dows and niglrtingAte? singiv.fc in the
distance. Ah, children! Perhaps you
know more about life now. I do.
Endeavoring to accomplish the des
tiny marked out for me, 1 wrote acros
tics on everybody's fiamc and Poems
for everybody's Albums. I burnt the
"midnight oil" (that is to say tallow
candles—Potrofcwn was not discovered
then) pouring over books—what little
intellect I had grew sadly confused
over "Ologles" of different kinds (said
"Ologies" being, to your "Beulahs'"
'Edna Erles" and "Jane Eyres," as
simple as A. B. C. ) I tried to lay in a
supply of Augusta Evausism 111 the
shape of gods and goddesses—"played
out" old religious theories and classi
cal incidents aud people with hard
names; but it would not stick "no how."
1 studiedjlanguages, and actually forgot
so much of them that at this day, I am
frequently unable to make sense of the
French, Spanish, Italian, German,
Greek, Latin, and Hebrew phrases with
which some of the talented Editors of
our Daily papers adorn their columns
I cannot describe the state of my
mind, (when my education being pro
nounced complete) I sat myself up as a
young lady. I really think if I had not
gone to work industriously trying to
forget everything I had studied, I should
have landed in a Lunatic Asylum.
However, having waited and waited
for the advent of the sarcastically big
footed, until I was forced to conclude,
either (as "Betsy Prigg," did about
"Mrs. Harris") that "there wasn't no
sich person," or pise that he had, in di
rect opposition to all popular novel
endings, "taken" and married the oth
er girl in the book (the pretty, sweet,
silly, aristocratic, affectionate one, with
the auburn curls and tin designing
ma, you know) and that "Harriet Jauc"
(or "Geraldinc Sophronia" as 1 always
called myself to myself) would have to
content herself with a more common
place individual—which individual, pre
senting himself about that time in the
form of a younggentleman with a love
ly moustache, no knowledge whatever
of Grecian or Egyptian Mythology and
no ancestors worth speaking of, and
who (from some inexplicable cause)
took a fancy to me, [allowed this fancy
to culminate in a plain gold ring and a
ceremony, containing a promise (strict
ly kept) to "love honor, etc."
At this time, though J liave relin
quished some of my youthful dreams, I
have not given up all idea of having a
"Career" and a "Mission." I still con
scientiously persist in keeping my house
as much out of order as possible—in
never mending my husband's clothes
or washing my children's faces, i( I can
heljp it. I always read novels when
dirmnrlwight to be ready and aint ; and
never have the things on the table more
than half cooked. By these means, 1
do my best to shed on those around me
some of the ligttt of the genius which I
know I possess, else w!iy don't I make
things nice and comfortable about me
as your commonplace, humdrum fe- ,
males do?. . . ri ,
Don't tell me! I'm a Penrus with ,a
big "G,;'-aM I'm "struggling with mis. ' <
fortune, (wt%hniakosi.t more inter,- -
pstlng) fotmy bsKy has just.fallcuUpwn
the bottom. What a lite a delicate, sen-
I sitlve, intellectual, spiritual, etherea
unappreciated, misunderstood marriec
woman does lead ! !
Happiness may be defined as a po
session ever sought, but seldom caugh
So far as being classified as subordinat
to lite and liberty, it includes bot
these conditions. Fanny Fern dis
courses very philosophically in its rela
"I solemnly aver that the momen
anybody tries to do or say a good thing,
that moment he shall never be delivered
of it, but shall only experience throes
of mortal pain trying. If you build
yourself a beautiful house, and make 1
a marvel of taste and convenience
in one of its lovely chambers shall your
cad be laid; and you shall wander
cart-sick, away from it, to, rid your
self of a phantom that will always IV.
ow you, till you turn boldly and face
, with a strong heart accept its coin
This incessant striving to be happy
Never—never shall mortals be so, til
hey have learned to give it over. Hap
tiness comes. It will not be challenged
t glides in only when.you have closed
■c door, and turned your back upon
. It lays a soft hand upon your face
hen you thought to be 'alone, an
brings a joyful Hush of surprise to you
cheek and a soft light to your weary
c, an ineffable peace to your soul.
Old stagers know that tho only way
be happy is to give up all attempts to
»c so. In other words, the cream o
Joyment in this life is always im
iromptu. The chance walk, the uncx
■cted visit; the unpremediated jour
y; the unsought conversation or ac
FOUR IMPOSIBLE THINGS.
First, to escape trouble by running
way from duty. Jonah once .made
c experiment ; but he soon found
msclt where his imitat <>rs"will in the
id find themselves. Therefore, man
lly meet and overcome the difficulties
id trials to which the post assigned
rou by God's providence exposes you
Second, to become a good Christian o
rength and maturity without under
olng severe trials. What lire is to
old, that is affliction to the believer,
t burns up th-s dross and makes the
R shine forth with unalloyed luster,
lird, to formjm iudependaut char
r except when thrown upon their
wii resourscs. The oak in the mid
e of the forest, if surrounded on ev
y side by trees that shelter and shade
runs up tall and sickly; but away
rom it's protectors, and the first blast
ill overturn it But the same tree
rowing in the open field where it is
iitiiiualy beat upon by the tempest,
comes it's own protector. So the
an who is compelled to rely on his
wn resources forms an independauce
character to which he could not oth
wise have attained,
fourth, to be a growing man when
ou look to your post (or influence, me
ad of bringing influence tojyour post
Therefore prefer rather to climb up
hill with difficulty than roll down with
'Twas night.' lovely night, when not
a cloud obscured the horizon. The fair
goddess of night had risen to her full
height, and now sailed majestically on
in the clear, blue vaulted heavens, cast
ing a brignt silver light on the mansion
of the proud, haughty Don Jose. Not
a sound floated on the breeze save the
howl of the faithful watch-dog. I ap
proached the mansion that contained
all that was dear to me on earth. It
was Beatrice, the beautiful daughter of
Don Jose. I approached silently along,
but scarcely had I leaped o'er the gar
den wall when the sash of a window
was thrown up, and there, In all her
native loveliness, stood, my beau ideal
of beauty, my own sweet Beatrice. Oh,
could you have seen her as she stood
there In a snow-white robe, bespangled
with gold and, silver, you would have
sworn her to have been the loveliest of
Hist, she speaks ! Now, sweet mur
muring sounds stole upon my ear. I
rushee forward to catch her words—she
heard my approach, and turning away,
she said in aloud voice :
"John, drive that d—d hog out of the
It is dangerous for .a man to grow rich
and strong faster than he grows good.
I do not think it is wise to grow rich
too fast,at any rate. I don't mean to say
that there may not bo men of such stat
ure that they can grow rich rapidly
without being hurt by their riches ; but
general!) God makes the road to wealth
one of care, so that the process Is one of
education, and so that, when a man had
attained his competence, he has gone
through that which is a strengthener,
stiflener, tad which prevents his being
much injured by it. But when men
come into the possession of wealth with
out having earned it they are apt to be
iujured.by It, because they have not re
ceived that, education which is necessa
ry to enable them, to administer It proo
- A Ti —7-t- I ■
ICP" A little-girl in one Glou
'ccs.tcr public schools, being nskedin the
-coura&iQf liV:geography lesson what a
w P t Ssi»J!i wa tfi.OT''« J jr that . it WM " hair I
BEGINNING TO BELIEVE.
"Bubbles" of the "California Golde
Era," gets off the following :
I begin to believe, now a days mone
makes the mau, and dress the gentl
I begin to believe that the purse
more potent than the sword and tl
1 begin to believe that thosO who s
the most during tho week arc most di
vout upon Sunday.
I begin to believe that honesty is th
best policy— to speculate with until yo
have gained everybody's confidence—
then line 3 - our pockets.
I begin to believe in humbugging peo
ple out of their dollars. It is ueitbe
stealing nor begging; and those wh
are humbugged have themselves t
1 begin to believe that man was not
made to enjoy lift, but to keep himte
miserable in the pursuit and pos.-es.si.
I begin to believe that the surest rem
dy for hard times and a tight mone
market is an extravagant expenditur
n the part of the individual—to kee
he money moving.
I begin to believe that none bit
naves are qualified to hold office unde
Government—with the exception of
ew natural born fools and lunatics.
I begin to believe that piano-forte i
more necessary in a family than mea
I begin to believe that a boy w»
oesn't swear, smoke and chew tobac
o, may be a very good boy, but natu
I befrin to believe that if the devl
hould die one half of the world woul
c thrown out of employment.
1 begin to believe that he has the mos
nerit who makes the most noise in hi
wn behalf; and that when Gabrie
omes, not to be behind the times, lie
00, will blow his own horn pretty
Water—A clear liquid once used as a
Honesty—An excellent joke.
Tongue—A little horse that is con
nually running away.
My Dear—An expression used bj
an md wife at the commencement o
Policeman—A man employed by the
corporation to sleep iv the open air.
Bargain—A ludicrous transaction, in
hich each party thinks he cheated th
Doctor—A man who kills you to-day
o save you from dying to-morrow.
Editor—A poor wretch who empties
s brain to All his stomach.
Wealth—The most respectable quali
y of men.
Bonnet—The female head-dress for
he front seats of the opera.
Esquire—Everybody, yet nobody
equal to Colonel.
Jury—Twelve prisoners in a box, to
ry one or more at the bar.
State's JEvhterico —A wretch who is
irdoned for being baser than his n
Modesty—A bcautful flower that
ourishes in secret places.
Lawyer—A learned gentleman who
scues your estato from your enemy
id keeps it himself.
iThe Krhvc—An ugly hole in the
round which lovers and poets wish
ley were in, but take uncommon pains
o keep out of.
Money—the god of the nineteenth
DON'T LIKE THE LIQUOR
The Portland Argus tells a story of a
countryttiirh •frho was coming from that
place to Boston on one of the steamers,
and who met with a curious accident.—
The vessel, it seems, have firt annihila
tors placed around inconvenient spots.
The Gentleman from the interior be
came thirsty, eyed an annihilator for
some time, and evidently concluded
that it was some new tangled drinking
arrangement, and was not going to
rw his greenness by asking about it.
he stepped up smartly, put the noz
zle in his mouth, and turned It on. The
effect was instantaneous and stupen
dous—the countryman was knocked
sprawling some ten feet away. The
3hock to his internal organization must
have been something tremendous, for
he remained senseless and speechless
for some time. When he sufficiently
recovered to articulate, he wanted to
know if "the biler had burst!"
people ive in an atmos
phere of storm. They seem never so
happy as when engaged in a row.—
They act as if constantly on the watch
to find opportunities for angry wrang
ling, The habit is most unfortunate.
tnot only destroys the comfort of oth
, but degrades him who indulges in
It blunts his own sensibilities and
oncilies his irritability, while impair
ing his self respect. It 1* a truth
too often forgotten that gentlemen do
engage iv quarreling. We cannot too
heartily commend the sound philoso
phy of the following advice of a sen
sible writer : "In nine cases out often
the better course is, if a man cheats
you cease to deal with him ; If he is a
busivej quit his company ; if lie slan
ders you; take care to live so no one
will believe him. No matter who hui
or how he misuses you, the wisest way
is to let hint alQne for there Is nothing
better than, this cool, calm and quiet
way of, dealisg with the wrongs we
| IC7* A modest young lady asked for
ORIGIN OF GREAT KEN.
Some of the greatest men the world
ever produced, either in ancient «or
modern times, were of very humble and
obscure origin. Columbus, tlie discov
er of America, was the son of a weaver,
and a weaver himself. Homer, the
great Greek poet, was a beggar. De
mosthenes; the Grecian orator, was the
sou of a cutler. Oliver Cromwell was
the son of abrewer. Benjamin Frank
lin was a journeyman printer. Fergu
son, the Scotch astronomer, was a shep
herd. Edmuuil Ilalley, an eminent
English astronomer, was the son of a
soap-boiler or Shoreditch. Hogarth,
the celebrated English painter, was but
an apprentice to an engraver of pewter
pots. Virgil, the Latin poet, was the
son of a potter; and Horace of a shop
keeper. Shakespeare, the greatest of
English dramatic poets, was the son of
a woodstablc; and Milj-ch, the greatest
of English epic poets, was the sou of a
money-scrivener. Pope was tl.e son of
a merchant; and Dr. .Samuel Johnson,
of a bookseller at Litchfield. Aken
side, the author of that elegant i;cem,
the "Pleasures of Imagination, 'was the
son of a butcher at Newcastle. Robert
Burns was a ploughman at Ayrshire,
Scotland; Gray, the English poet, the
son of a money scrivener; and Henry
Kirk White, of a butcher at Notting
ham, England. Bloonifield and Grif
ford were shoemakers; and Addison,
Goldsmith, Otway and Canning, were
sons of clergymen. The present Lord
Lyndhurst, the Chief Justice of Eng
land, was the son of the painter Cop
ley, and an American by birth. These
examples show that there is no state or
condition of life, however humble or
obscure, from which talent and genius
may not rise by individual excrtioti to
eminence and distinction, Particular
ly in this case in our own country,
where there is no nobility, and no priv
ileges conferred by birth.
A BOILING LAKE.
We clip the following from tho San
Francisco (Nov. 29) lctterof tho New
In Monitor Valley, a short distance
from Humphrey's station Ittn is a sin
gular boiling cauldron now known as
Diana's bowl. In the centre of a low
round hill composed of sedimentary
matter there is a natural _bowl sbout
70feet in depth. At the bottom there
is a large volume oftcalding water con
stantly in active ebullition. The water
is so remarkably pure that a stove thrown
into it is seen dceeiiding with a spiral
motion to a great depth, being gradu
ally drawn the point where the
spring seems to be sent from the rocks
beneath. The most singular feature a
boutthls spring is that it does not ap
pear to have no outlet, yet it's level
does not seem to vary. The surface of
tjie water is some twenty teet lower
than the rim of the bowl, ami flan be
readied only with the aid of a rope.
BOTH GREAT AND LITTLE.
A great and learned atheist once met
a plain countryman going to church.—
"Where are you going?"
"To church sir.''
"What to do there?"
•'To worship God."
"Pray, tell mo whether your God is
a great or a little God ?"
"He is both sir."
"How can ho be both?"
"He is so sir, that the heaven of
heavens cannot contain him, and so lit
tle that he can dwell in my poor heart."
The atheist declared that this simple
answer of the countryman had more ef
fect upon his mind than all the volumes
the learned doctors had written upon
, A lovelorn poet thus gives vent to his
Were I a court plaster, I would be
A patch upon her lip,
And spend my life in ecstacy,
And sip, and sip, and sip,
Were I a pair of spectacles,
How dearly would I prize
A situation on her nose.
To gaze into her eyes !
ICjP=" An editor down South says he
would as soon try to go to sea upon a
shingle, make a ladder ot log, chase a
streak of lightning through a crab-ap
ple orchard, swim up the rapids of 2u
agra, raise the dead, stop the tongue of
an old maid, or set Erie on lire with a
wet match, as to stop love's getting
married when they take it into their
heads to do so.
ICT* A Mobile citizen having a ticket I
in a gift lottery was delighted to hear
from the agent that he had drawn thirty
articles, but on writing for them re
covered from his elation on learning
that they consisted of a pint cf bitters
I containing twenty-eiglu ingredients,
anu the bottle and cork.
ICf* Suitable Trees—for busy-bod
ies, meddlars; lor the melancholy, pine;
lor the dying, o-live; for an Intrude?,
mango; for peppery people, chi'i: for
muddy streets, broom; tor good cigars,
white ash; for the ears of lascala, box; i
i for the editor of a newspaper, hoax.
|CP Printerout Wejt, who«o office is
half a mile from any other building, and
who hangs his sign on the limb of a
tree, advertises for an apprentice. He
say 8, "A boy from the country prefer
ICF* "Sonny; dear,you have a dirty
face.'' "Cant help it marni, dad,s a
black refmblioaji." '
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MANAGE.JtENI 0? YOUNG VIRIS.
For the benefit of young grape grow
ers, we publish the following practical
directions from an essay read by 11. G.
MePike before the Alton (111.) Horti
cultural Society :
While we arc far from, rccon* mending
deep trenching, turning the surface!
four to six feet under, we are as far from
going to the other extreme, which in
sists tliat eight or ten Inches is *deop
enough for any Vineyards. The one la
waste ot labor, the other the Immediate
result of indolence.
The ground should be carefully culti
vated and rotted beforejphinting a vine
yard. Turning the grouud up most
thoroughly twenty inches deep, using the
large plow, followed by the subsoiler.
We would have the vines not less than
6 by 6 or 0 by 8 feet apart; planting
the vines very early iv the spring, m I •
ting them deep, and beiug very caretul
to adjust and cover the roots, neatly,
packing the earth r llrni, cutting the.
stock back to one eye.
The vines should he thoroughly culti
vated, keeping them free lrom weeds,
and allowing only cane to grow—stßk
iug them early and tjing up to tho
stake. In the following November cut
back the vine to the giouud.
In the spring several buds will ap
pear: rub tiiein all oil'but two, training
them up, tying to a stake, and cultivat
ing clean as before. In November cut
back the cane nearest the ground to
three eyes, which is the spnr;[the other
toteu Dr;twelveeyes,layingthem down
and covering for winter with earth,
As soon as the" bud ~commence to
round up in the spring, tie up your cane
firmly iv a bow, 'two-thirds of a per
fect circle,) or upon wires at an angl*
of less than 45 dogrces cultivate clean,
rub off all buds except three on a spur;
these are to be carclully grown into two
or three itrong canes, trained upright
on stakes, or to the right and left if on
wires. The cane of twelve eyes which
is tied down for fruiting, Bill demon
strate whether it is properly done, by
the evenness or unevemicss of the
breaking of the buds.
SLC'I KSHFII. TBAI.VINO. . v
When the lower buds open and.gro'v
asrapidly as the central and terminal
buds, and develop equally good fruit.
When the buds open and advaucc
unequally, those at the highest point
being much the largest.
If certain buds advance too rapidly,
pinch off the head; this will stay their
growth, and all the others will advance,
thus aqualuiny them all. — llural OentUt-
WHY WE DON'T HAVE GOOD BUTTEB.
Now, farmer's wives, don't get ang
ry with me, but look at the statement,
consider it carefully, and then say if we
are not right. In the first plaoe wo
will suppose that your cream is all rigid,
your churn sweet, Ac. Well,you churn
your cream, and it finally makes what
we call butter, you wash it in good oriel
water, salt it according to taste, and
rejoice in your nice fresh butter; hero
you call it done. It is just at this point
where I am going to And fault.
There is no process of workinW or
washing that will secure a good artlclo
of butter, or that will get all the butter
milk out till it has stood a short time,
when it must be worked over the so
eoml time, after which it will keep
a long time. Butter that has not been
worked the second time will not keep
more than two or three days in warm
weather. I don't care how much pains
you take with it, the buttermilk that Is
left in the butter becoming sour, makes
your butter rancid. I have bought and
sold butter in this state, and know what
I am talking about; and here is where
the trouble begius. You are bound to
sell all the buttermilk you can, and so
long as dealers pay as much for butter
milk as they do, a nice article of butter
we cannot expect you to do much. I
nui satisfied that there can be just as
good butter made in ludiannr. as is
made in the cheese and butter region of
the Eastern States. But just so long
as we pur.-ue the suicidal policy of sell
ing buttermilk with the butter, so long
our butter will be quoted iv Eastern
frkets as Western grease. — Xorth
HOW TO TEST ZE&CBEWI.
A simple nfUsstUfcl will determine
the safety of kerosene. Fill a pint
bow i two-thirds full of boiling water,
and into it put a coini'.on metallic ther
monitor. The tempci.-.turc will run
up to over 300. By gradually adding
cold water bringdown the temperature
to ill), end then pour ?rcto the bowlA
spconfi.l of tho kerosene, and apply :t
lighted match. If it takes fire, the arti
cle should be rejected as dangerous; it
uot, it may he used with confident feel
ing of its safety. In this experiment,
which is the most simple that can pos
sibly be devUsd, the Are testo is direct
ly applied. Upon practical trials it
has'been found to allord correct re.-
SCP A pert little girl boasted to one
ol her friends that her father kept a
carriage. "Ah,but.,'was the trlumph
aut reply, "my father drive, an omui-