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.lB - .V UJL. J5, STROUDSBURG, MONROE COUNTY, PA. JUNE 23, 1853. NO. 35. r i p - . Hi I ir Theodore Schoch. uars OCT annnilm in adramn Two dollars and H quai1 .fore the end t if the tr, ImUyearly and if not paid be 1 ear, -Two dollars and a haif. Those who receive liseir Jpers by a carrier orstape drivers employed bjjlhe 'iroprietor, will be charged 37 1-2 cents, per yclir,ejira. No papers 'llitcoijlinued until all arrearages are paid, except at theLoptKjh of the Editor. . IE7 Advert tsem lis not exceeding one square (six teen, lines) w:Jl be lj jserted three weeks for one dollar, jnnd twenty-lire ecl is for every subsequent insertion The Charge tor oijj and three insertions the same. A liberal dtsilomiti shade to yearly advertisers. 117 All letters aijilrcsscdto the Editor tnusl be post paid. JOB PRINTING. Raving a g inera' issortment of large, elegant, plain and c rnam Jital Type, we are prepared tt i,cxeStte every description of Cards, Circ alars. Hill Heads, Notes. Blank Receipts Justices, Leg Hi aim other Blanks. Pamphlets, ic. printed witb ncatkcss and despatch, on reasonable .terms, IT AT T'XIE OFFICE OF THE jjjGFFERSOSIAIV. 7rom jlrthur's Home Gazette. 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. Iffr.' 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- Published TERMS-l!wo d 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, Mcoursei." 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 life : " 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 will. At length I plucked up courage on see ing her equally confused with myself, and ; walking desperately up to her, I excaim- ed "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. came 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 home. 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 sip 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 intimate friends. 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 ! string; andf 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. Agricultural. From the Farm Journal. Polishing Piowsi 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 fail." 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