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243 VKKJIOXT IIOUSH .STOCK lOJHMXY, O wing to tho reeont dra wing for tho huncc of sorvieo of tlio soveral horses, iio doubt niaiiy of tliu stoekholders, particularly thoso drawing prizes, would knowsomethiiig moro of tlio rolativo jncrits of oaeh, ns thoy aro called upon to decido ininiediatoly to make their choicc. Wallkill Chiof, ut tlio favni in Shelbiirn, by Kysdyk's Old llambletonian; dam hy An'or ieanStar; by Henry, a thoroughbred. Tliis cross, llainbletoniaii with tho Star, hasprov od to bo a wondorml cross, as it lias produced tlio most eolebrated horses of Ilninblctonian stock. Claybrino, now at Harro, was by Hoirs Mainbrino Pilot, who has a rceord of 2 :27J to saddlo ; tlam Mollio Harrison, by Strnder's Cussius M. Clay, Jr., who has a rocord also of 2:27. This liorso, Claybrino, has remark ablo trotting stock on both sides, and iio doubt will be, in timu, us celebrated for pro dtieing lino stock as l)r. llerr's Mainbrino I'atulien, of Loxington, Kontuoky, a liorso which he elosely rcsembles in color, sizo anl action. Maiubritio Pntehen roferrod to, is tho siro of tho three-ycars colt, Mambrino llortie, roeently pnrcliasud by Mr. Honner. Woodburn Pilot, at lhadford, by 1'ilot Jr.; dam by Mainbrino Chiof, (and is full brother in blood to Kelfs Mambrino Pilot, tho horso roferrod to as having a rocord of 2:27.) has wonderful spoed. ro cannot spoak undor stnndiiigly of tho spoed of Pilot, Jr., or Old Mambrino Chiof, only that tiioy aro two loading faiuilios in tho south and west, inelu ding tho Clays as tho produoers of tho most fanious stock. Yorkshiro I.oximfton at tho fann in Sholt burno, is porhaps ns fmely a lired thorough bred as thero is in this eountry, and has hini self good trotting action. Ilisstock is goner ally bay, good sizo and havo iino action, niany of thoni show speed. Tho thorough brods aro moro popular in tho .south and west, whero tho raco horses aro sought aftor. 'L'horo is ono or two foatures in rogard to tho thoroughbred stock worthy of mention. Wo think it is not generally undcrstood tn this ection, tliat thoso puruly thoroughbred, strongly resomblo onr old Morgan horses to a great oxlent. Thoy havo full, heavy tails, and nro moro coniiact in their build, than is gonorally supposed, varying in this pnrtiou lar, moro rangy, longer necks and liner heads. In selecting thoso horses, tho commit too paid quito as mueh nttontion to tho stock of tho sovcral horses. As to tho horses themsolves, thero is no doubt thoy will do our Vennontors good, ns thoy not only pos sess fino breoding, but huvo fine sizo, bono and eolor, ahd must givo us good sized stock, for tho carriago, coach or plough. Frcc Press. IIOW FATIIEIl C1I11KD IIIS IlOUSIj. " Woll," said Kcubcn, tho story-tollor, "fa ther nlwayswantcd a horso becauso tho folks in Grcono livo scattorod, and ho has so far to go to attond wcddings and funornls, and visit i-chools you know; but ho novor folt us if ho eould all'ord to buy ono. But ono day ho was ooming ufoot from llildreth, and a stranger asked hini to rido. Fathor said, ' that's a hanilsonio horso you aro driving. I should hko to own sueh a liorso mysolf.' ' What will you givo for hini?' said tho nian. ' l)o you want tosoll?' ays father. 'Yes, i do, and Pll scll oheap, too,' says ho. ' Oh woll,' says fathor, ' it's no uso talking, for I haven't tho monoy to buy with.' 'Mnko nioan ofl'or,' says ho. ' Woll, just to put an end to tho tnlk,' father says, ' Pll givo you sevonty-fivo dollars for tho horso.' ' You niay havo hini,' I says tlio inan as tiuick as n llash, ' but you'll ' repent of your bargaiu in a week.' ' Why, jwhat ails tho horso?' says fathor. 'Ails Iuin? Iles got tho Old Xiok in him, that's what ails hini,' says ho. If ho has a will to go, ho'll go; but if ho takosa notion tostop, all ereation ean't start hini. I'vo stood and beat that horso till tho sweat run oiV nio in streains. I'vo lired agun closo to his oars ; I'vo burnt shavings under him, I might havo boat him to ileath and roasted him alivc bo foro ho'd havo budged an inch.' 'I'll tako tho horso,' says father. ' What's his namc?' 'Gcorge,' says tlio inan. 'I shall eall hini Goorgie,' says father. " Woll, fathor brougltt him homo, and wo boys wero niiglitlly ploased, und wo fixod n placo for him in tho barn, and curriod him down and i'ed him woll, and father said, 'Talkto him, boys, and lct him know you feul frieiidly.' So wo coaxed and petted him, and tho next morning, fallior harnessed him and got into tho wagon to go. But Georgio wouldn't stir a step. Father got out and pat ted him, and woboys broughtliim applesand clovor-tops, and onoo in a wlnle father would say, ' Got up, Georgie,' but ho didn't strike tho liorso a blow. Jiy and by, ho says, ' This is going to tako timo. Well, Georgio, wo'll sco which has thomoat pationce, you or I, so ho sat in tho wagon and took out his skelo tons " " Skeletons?'' said Poppet, inquiringly. "Of sernions, you know. Ministors always oarry round a little book to put down things thoy think of whon thoy aro oll- walking or riding, or houing in tho gardon. "Woll, father sat full two hours, beforotho horso was ready to start ; but whon- ho did thero was no moro troublo for that day. Tho noxt morning 'twas tho sanio thfiig oviy again, only Georgio gavo in a little sooner. All tho while it seemed as if father couldn't do enougli for tho liorso. No was round tho stiible, feedinghim and fussing over hini and talking to him in his ploasant, gentlo way, and tlio third niorning, when ho had fod and curriod and harnessed hini with his own hands, someliow thero was a dill'erent look iu tho horso's eyes, Ititt when 1'ather was ready to go, Georgio put his feet together and Jaid his ears back and wouldn't stir. Woll, Dovo was playing about tho yard, and sho brought her slool and elimbod uphy tho horso's head. Dovo tcll what you said to (icoijgio, that morning. " I gavo him an awful talking to," said tho little girl. ' I told him it was perfectly 'edie ulous for him to act so, that ho'd como to u roal good jilaeo to livo, whero ovcrybody holpod overybody, that Iio was a ministor's liorso, and ought to sct a good 'snmplo to all tho other horses, and (!od wouldn't lovo hini if ho w.isn't a good liorso. That's what l told him. Thcn I kissed him on tho noso.' ' And what did Georgio do?' ' Why ho heard livery word I said, and whon I got througli, ho folt so 'shanied of hiniself, ho couldn't hold up his head; so ho just droppcd it, till it 'monttoueliod tho ground, and ho looked as hheepish as if ho had boon stealing u hun dred shooj)." "Ycs," said ltoubeu, "and whon fathor told him to go, ho was oll liko a sliot. Iio has novor mado uny troublo sineo. That's tho way father oured a balky horso. And that night, when he was unharnosseil, ho rnbbcd his hoad against fathor's shoulder, and told him as plain as a hor.so eould spoak that ho was sorry. IIo's triel to niako it up to fathor over sineo, for tho troublo ho mado him. When ho's looso in thopasturo, fathor has only to stand at tho bars and eall his name, and ho walks up as mtiet as an old shoep. Why, I'vo seen him back hiniself between thcsliaftsof tho wagon manya timo, to savo father troublo. 1'ather wouldn't tako two hundred dollars for tlio liorso to-day. Iio oats overything you givo him. Sis very often brings out sonio of her dinner to him. " IIo likes to eat out of aplatc," said Dove, " it niakcs him think ho's a folks." ItltHHDINO SWIX1!. The presont rage among Amoriean pig breetlers to jiossess ammals ol puro blood, whethcr it bo Ilerkshire, Kssox, Suflolk or any other breed, whilo likoly to provo ulti matoly of general bencfittothostockof swino in tho eountry, is far from boing tho ond which breoders should aim at. At a general thing, very fow pigs aro roally thoroughbred, and from tho now, in Kngland, woll-known tt'iidenoy of the hog to dcgenerato and bc como onfcchled in constltution, tho monient tho refming process through in-and-in breod ing is earricd beyond a limitod point, it will bo well for breoders to considor if it is not moro to their ndvantago rathor to brcod for feeding purposes, than to aim atgetting fancy pricos for fancy aniinals of a eortain fixed typc. It has been prored timo and ngain in lhitain, that tho cross-bred pig is tho ono for profit iu the pcn. What iswanted is to havo good blood in tho niales, with sullieient rc tinonicnt of bono and smallness of ollal, to eiisino early maturity and quick feeding. Cross theso inalcs on sows of a larger and coarscr franu with s,ound, healthy eoiistitu lion, and wo obtain a jiig that is a good way ahead of tho conimon sort. Uy keeping to tho use of well bred males, selected with a view to possessmg tho points that go to niako np a fino pig, withont regard to eolor or fan cy points iu niarkmgs, we got healthy, thrifty pigs that will roiulilyiytiiin fair woigliUat ali early age, on a modcrato aniount of feJding. My ox)icrionco inpig breoding teaehes that it is bcttcr to uso sniall but thoronghly well formed boars that aro ipiick, easy feodors of their brocd, rathcr than larger ones, and novor to uso tho same boar moro than ono year. 1 Ito boar m all casos should bo sniall- er and fmor than tho sows to which ho is put. A cross betwcon an Essex boar and a Ilerk shire sow will bring pigs that for early matu rity, good sizo and quick feeding, will boat oither parent breed. So of a cross betwcon a Suflolk boar and a Chester White or Ches Iiiro sow. Tho lo.sscs suflered by thoso who stick to ono breed and breed closoly for tho sako of an imaginary boneiit supposed to re sido in fixity of typo, would drivo them into a moro sonsiblo courso wero it not that tho prosent rago for fancy aniinals keep up pricos to a point that makes it pay, oven at tho heavy cost ol losing niany litters cvory year through want of stamina in tho sows. J . M. in Country Qcnllcman. iiog 'Wi.sijojir. A Ciiester county, Pa., eorrespondent of tho Southcrn Planlcr says: No aniinals de toriorato faster than swino. Tho trough is a groat elemont in tho charactcr of ahog; ho is aniuzingly liko a dandy. To koop him in first rato trim, ho soon cats his head oll, yet if ho has to lniut his food, ovcn with the slightost ellbrt, ho soon bocomes too cnter prising to bo iv lino spccimcn. As soon as a pig becomos entorprising, ho eoasos to bo a " Chester County White." Danio Naturo soon Jits him to his "nowordor of things;" his noso lengthens, his legs grow longer, his sides llattoii, his hanis loso their plumpnoss, and in ono or two goncrations ho is a niateh for any ordinary hog. If you want to kocp up tho breed of irood hoirs. keon nn mnrn than you ean keeji so lazy that thoy will not 51 uiiu now to ii.vvi: jrn cows. To-day 20th May in eouver.sati(in with ono of our subscribors, who isul.-o ono of tho best farmers iu Kenneboo county, ltoremark od, " I feed niy eows now, cvory day, ou hay and meal." It was not neeossary to ask if his cows woro iu good condlton, and if thoy gavo good yioldsof milk; this was a niattor of courso. Any farmer who, aftor his eows havo boon at pasturo lliroo weoks, still con tinues a daily food of hay and meal, will not bo dUappointed at tho rcsult. As tho pas turcs como to their hoight of feed it ean bo discontinued, nnd tho ilow of milk kcpt uj until fodder oorn eomes into play again as tho dry wcathor of midsummer icorches tho natural horbago. Ilow dill'eront this courso from that of tho farmor (?) who pinches hLs eows through tho wintor to provont buying hay, and turns thom to pasturo as soon as thero is a spiro of grass to bo soon ; his cows, wo venturo, don't pay. Hut feeding woll pays anywhoro, and good food makes good cows. Mainc Fanncr. METKOUOI.OUICAI. OllSKllVATIOXS. Kxrl.JS'iTKis.. Tlje cluuillncss Is exprendnl acconllng tu 11 sciileln wlilchOin wu cutlre cleiiriit'ns nml 10 enllrc clnuili neaf, IntermlUite numler floniany tenth uf the ky covereil with cloudi. The fttrvngth of the wlml ii itimatitl ou 11 0I111U tir soile, 1 nrpreicutlug k llKht lirtrze Gf tHu mllcs tvr Iiour, uul 10 a mutt vlulent hurrlCHne uf 100 mllvs un hour, Inttr intillate iiuidU'N gtaiullnK for lnU-rnieiltatc lU'grLt'i of force. An iibstracl of mctcoroloyical obscrvatiom Iu kcn at South Troy, 17., for the vumth of Jnnc, 1871. Latitudo, -11 dcg., 51 niin., 35 soc, north., Longitudc, 4 dcg., 25 niin., -11 soc., east. Jtoan tomperaturo for tho mouth, 05.88. Alaximum tempeniture, (2d,) 89.0. Miuiniuin tcinperature, (22d,) 51.0. Mcan of wnrmost day, (2d,) 81.10. ilnan rcoUli-wt day, (If.th,) C4.0O0. Moan por eontagc of cloudiness, 5.77. Mean por centago of elouiliness, (7 A. AI) 5.10. Mean por ecntago of cloudiness, (2 P. M.J 0.33. Mean per eentago of cloudiness, (9 P. M.,) 5.83. Aniount of rain in gauge, in iuehes, 1.U0. Mean forco of winds, 1.45. Mean forco of winds, (7 A. M.,) 0.90. Mean forco of winds, (2 P. M.,) 2.20. Mean forco of winds, (9 P. M) 1.20. Diroction and mean forco of winds: From N. to E 1.00; E. toS., 1.10; S. to V., 2.33; W. to N 2.00. Wind at 21 obsorvations from S. t9 W. Wind ntfil obsorvations from W. to N. Direction and forco of wind, 8th nnd 30th, 0 P. M., W 4 ; 11th and 10th, 2 P. M., S. W. and N. W., 4. Lunar halo, 30th. Nuinbor of days during which rain foll, 10. Snow yet visiblo ujHm Jay Poak, 1st. Tcmjicrutiirc of spriugs and brook. Juno 8th, No. 1, 40.5; No. 2, 51.0; No. 3, 49.0; No. 4, 48.0; ISrook, 05.0 ; Opon air, 70.7. Juno 2(lth. No. 1, 47.2; No. 2, 55.5; No. 3, 50.0; No. 4, 48.2; Urook, 71.0; Opon air. 82.5. Tomporaturo of soil, two feet below snr faeo, Juno 20th, 58.0; Opon air, (17.0. 1'IKST AlTEAllANCT. OV 1-I.OWKltS. Iligh lllackborry, Jtubus Villosus, 12t'i. Twin-llowor, Linnwa Horculis, 8th. Ox-oyod Daisy, Crysanlhcmum Lcuantltc mum, 11th. Cow-iarsloy, llcrnchum Lamitum, 15th. Hush Ilonoysm klo, Dicrvilla Ilumxlis 19th. Floworing Haspbcrry, (Mulberry) Jlubii.t Oiloratus, 20th. Indian Ilomp, Apocynum Caimbinum, 30th. A lazy ehap has found out tliat working botweon meals is uiiliealtliy for him.