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For the ('atoctin Clarion.
To Ihc Moon.
HY MISS K. .
Oh shroud thee, former, Diana in clouds,
Nor let one bright ray gild the hours of
He’s gone whom my soul with fond passion
Forever, alas! he is lost to my sight.
How oil has be sworn he’d eternally love,
And called on thy beams the fond vow to j
attest; ’ _ .
More inconstant than thee, he’s false to Ids
He’s gone, —and my soul is a st ranger to |
IV.-.1. • j
Take heed, O ye virgins, attend not his
Nor hear the soft accents that fall from.
Ids tongue; t i
Of the rays of his eyes, O ye fair ones lie- j
If ye g;/,e on their splendor you’re surely
Oh hide thee, eh ate Diana. all dark lie the
No more let thv lu.-tre illumine the grove:
It was here that in- vow'd, how eouhl I be
1 Icre mv fond heart felt the turtun s ol
As pare as thy beams \v:!-the passion i fell.
Ho V eouhl he all li' .o l so unpraetisd
He's gone, unavailing a re all my eomphiinls.
1 |e T s left me. alas! to sad sorrow a prey, j
AoW A i/ii*'!■••'iniv, •Inly in, is, I.
TltrcNli your til iht. j
We have, on several occasion?, urged |
our farmers to cut grass and grain lie
fore they arc too ripe. We now von ,
turc to say a word on the propriety of)
threshing the grain and putting it into]
market at an early period. Where far-1
jners can command time and labor, we!
decidedly favor threshing grain from]
the field, because, 1. it generally com-(
mauds about as good prices: 2, it has
not shrunk so much as it will by win
ter: d, the weevil, rats, mice, &c..|
have not vet committed their ravages;]
4. von run no risk' of it.- - spoiling.
(drain is a good price at the present J
lime, and we have on extra yield ; so.
the probabilities are that grain v.'illi
depreciate, rather than raise, in price.]
We believe, toko one season with an- 1
other, those farmers who thresh their]
grain and put it into tin; market nsj
soon as possible, arc the gainers by it.
Millions of bushels of grain are de-|
shoved every year by vermin. Large
heaps of corn and wheat will heat and
spoil; this is germinal wheat, and
caused bv moisture present in the
The costly elevators, warehouses,
Ac,, in our grain p irts. have no moans,
os yet, of preventing this detcriora-’
lion of grain. It is a v.tv important i
question, and one which \vc are glad i
to sec is being agitated, how to pro-!
serve grain when stored away.
Home of our capitalists are organ-]
izing a “ formidable eompa,ny to intro- ]
duee and erect suitable grain dryers
throughout tin States, to put the crop.-;
in proper condition to keep pure and]
sweet, whether stored in warehouses.]
shipped abroad or milled into Hour and 1
meal at home." This movement; if,
Hiccccssful, will prove a public bene-]
faction, and we doubt not the end w ill i
filially be reached, but, in the mean-j
time, every fanner will consider!
whether ho can atford to sustain his I
share of (lie loss, or will thresh his
grain from the field and put it at once I
into the market, and allow the dilatory ]
or wealthy to sulfer the immense loss!
by vermin, shrinkage and spoilage,
Sunstroke and stroke of lightning
ns far as ;u present known, cause
death in I lie same manner. The blood
is expanded and gu.w.s aiv liberated;]
the veins are, distended, pressure on
ihc bruin induced, and all the fune-j
lions of the body arrested lib‘ ding
fr in both arm? is . aid to insure r pi <v! ■ ■
1 If . r.-Av V-. ■<,. , TV:/',
Anecdote of Henry Claji
It is known that Mr. Clay was re
markable for his recollection of faces.
' A curious incident of this wonderful
; power is told of his visit to Jackson,
I Miss., in thj year 18 —. On his way
■ the cars stopped at Clinton for a few
moments, when an eccentric, but
strong-minded,old man made Ids way
Up to hinif exclaiming, as ho did so:
‘‘Don't introduce me, for I want to
see if Mr. Clay will know me."
“Whero_did I know you ?" said Mr.
| "in Kentucky," answered the keen-
I sighted, but one-eyed old man.
Mr. Clay struck his long, bony lin
ger upon his forehead, as if in deep
‘‘Have you lost that eye since I saw
you, or had you lost it before?" in
quired Mr. Clay.
“Since,” said the man.
"Then turn the sound side of your
face to me that I may gel your pro
Mr. Clay paused for a moment, his
thoughts running back many years.
- T have it!" said. be. “Did you not
give me a verdict as juror, at Frank
fort, Ky., in the great cause of the
United States versus Iniiis, twenty
one years ago?”
“I did ! 1 did I" said the overjoyed
"Ami is not your name," said Mr.
Clay, "Hardwick ?"
"It is, it is," replied Dr. Hardwick,
j bursting into tears. "Did 1 not tell
| von," be said to Ids friends, "that he
I knew me. though I have not seen him
j from that time to this? Great men
never forget faces."
Ib'W T" Stop HuNEV I’kks. Iliad
] three decamping swarms that left my
apiary I bad hiv 1 the first in the
firenooii, on the day it .-warmed ; but
! at about four o’clock in the afternoon,
ii decamped for parts unknown. It
iy.it off siiin l distance before I got
| readv with the looking-glass, but to
j mv surprise. Ihe third Hash of the
<■;n's ravs with the looking-glass made
: Lie bees lly round and round, instead
Li;' going straightforward as before;
■ and thev immediately settled upon a
: tree. The seeond swarm came oil in
ithe afternoon. it made no haltin'
! sel tie, but started direct for the tim
' 1 .or. I f'llowed it, and brought it
; lown in the same way. The third one
yot nearly hall a mile, (lying on the
.east side of the timber. The sun being
] in the west wc could not use (he glass,
] bill, as soon as we got the sun, three
or four Hashes settled it also. 1 have
j die three swarms thus arrested, and
i they all done well.— Cor. Jr/. Journal.
! Facts in Aouicn/nruK. —All per-
I manent improvements of land look to
j lime for their basis.
] JVriodical application of ashes tends
to keep up the integrity of the soil.
All grain crops should be harvested
! bef..re perfectly ripe.
] To manure or lime wet land, is to
] tin - , w manure, lime or labor away.
; Clover as well ns grasses intended
I for hav, should be moved when in
I Shallow plowing operates to impov
erish the soil, while it, decreases ill
i Tnnctualily in engagements is as
i necessary to the agriculturist as it is
i to a merchant.
Deep plowing greatly improves the
productive powers of every variety of
soil that is not wet.
Snhsoiling sound land that is not
wet, is eminently conducive to uu in
Always provide an equivalent for
; the substance carried oil the laud to
i the products grown thereon.
The eropjUng or grinding of grain
to bo fed to stock operates as a saving
| of at h ast twenty-live per cent.
Twenty years ago a farm eight
] miles square in Livingston county, 111.,
| was entered by its present owner at
| $1.25 per acre. It is now subdivided
j into thirty-two farms of 1,280 acres
] each, every farm being run by separ
i ate sets of hands, the whole under the
| direction of the owner ,M. L. Hull'ivant.
i There arc 15,000 acres under Hie
j plough ; 250 miles of hedge fence, be
| sides other fences; 150 miles of ditch
j for draining. One hundred men and
] four hundred work horses and mules
! are employ ed on the farm, besides two
] book keepers, four blacksmiths and
j eight carpenters. An accurate ac
count is kept with each sub-farm, and
j with each man, horse and mule, the
\ animals being all named or numbered,
|and charged with the amount paid for
j them and their food, and credited
| with their labor. The entire farm,
j with improvements and personal pro
j pertv on it, Is now valued at about
If y u have a good thing, a Tv< r-
The Why She Ctorcd Him.
"What brings you here, Mary ?”
said Trucsdall to his wife, as she en
tered the liquor store,
"It is very lonesome at honne, and
your business seldom allows you to bo
there,” replied the meek but resolute
wife. "To mo there is no company
like yours, and as you cannot come
home to me, I come here to you. I
have a right to share your pleasures
as well as your sorrows.”
"But to c<sme to such a place as
this?” expostulated Tom.
"No place can be improper where
my husband is,” said poor Mary.—
“Whom God has joined together, let
no man put asunder.”
“Surely you are not going to drink
that stuff,” cried Tom, us she was tak
ing up the glass of liquor.
“Why not ? You say that you drink
to forget sorrow, and I have sorrow
“Woman! Woman! you arc not
going to give that stuff to the chil
dren!” cried Tom, as she was passing
the glass of liquor to them.
"Why not, can children have a bet
ter example set them than their
father’s? Is not what is good for him
good for them also? It will put them
to sleep and they will forget that they
are cold and hungry. Brink ; sec how
much good it docs your father.”
With much reluctance Mary suffered
her husband to lead her home, and
that night he prayed long and earn
estly that God would help him to
break off an evil habit, and keep a new
formed but firm resolution.
Ills reformation was thorough. Mrs. j
Truesdall is now one of the happiest!
of women, and remembers with a mel
ancholy pleasure her first and last [
! visit to the dram shop.
New Ciivstai. Palm r. Nkw
| —The Industrial Kxhihition (‘ompam i
i chartered by the last. New York I.eg '
1 islature, embracing among its officer.-!
| Marshall U. Roberts. Win. I!. Oudeii 1
Moses 11. (iriiuiell. Cyrus \\. Field :
and others, has secured a site for it.-C
new crystal palace, embracing It”,!
acres, or four lull blocks, at the cor j
ncr of Fourth avenue and One Hun i |
dredth street. New 'lurk. The I’al ,
ace of Industry will be built all around | ,
the plat of ground to a depth of ]?<'.,
feet, leaving in the centre a court on ■
eleven acres. This will he cowred ,
with glass and form a horticultural ,
garden. The building will be eight ,
stories high. A series of prizes rang
! ing from ij'l'ntW down to jjd.oOO will ,
be givendor the ,-ix best plans. One
primary object of the organization isl
to diffuse a love of art among the;
masses. The completed institution is j
to ho able to accommodate 7' *,UUO per-, ■
sons at one time.
It is amusing to hear some little
whipper-snappers sneer at Mr. Giui;
ley’s pretensions to the Presidency.
While such men as Forney and crowds
of others were supporting “Ten cent
Jimmy Buchanan,” the Ostend Mani
festo and all the vile humbugs of the
Democratic .party, and invoking dire
vengeance on the heads of Abolition
ists, and all who supported them, they
now claim to be better Republicans
and Liberty men than Horace Gree
ley ; crazy men. or people who never
read or think, might believe such
j trash; but sane men will treat the!
declaration with disgust! Mr. Gree-j
J ley is a man of sense, of brains, of
nerve, of resolution, of bold and defi
ant avowal of principles. lie can
write and he can speak; and he can
both write and speak bettor than he
, can tight. He is no prize lighter, |
gambler or horse racer, but he is a!
Statesman, a profound thinker and
possesses one of the clearest heads in
r the Union. Like Silas \\ right and
! George N. Briggs he is a plain man,
• and devotes much of his time to agri
cultural developments. He is a Prin
ter, Philosopher and Farmer. When
in Congress some years ago, he proved
I himself' a Reformer; he went in fur
cutting down the mileage and salaries
of members, his own among the rest;
lie was for Retrenchmentand Reform;
and didn’t believe in great standing
armies, lie was a thorough Republi
can and Economist. These are the
( kind of men the country requires to
I guide the Ship of State and govern
, the nation at the present time. The
( Tribune for the last forty years is an
|- epitome of his vigorous faith and
weeks. [ Vermont Republican.
I _ —~
The N. Y, World has got up a tale
to the effect that Grant’s hopeful son,
- Fred, who has just graduated at West
1 Point, 37tli in a class of 41, is to mar
ry Queen Vic’s last remaining daugli
. ter, Beatrice, and have Canada for a
t dower. In this event, it foresees that
Bev. Tucker ; famous St. Catharines
(will become a kind of Baden in the
-! future between the tw o empire - of the
father and : on.
For the Clarion.
Agricultural Fairs have boon
established to encourage the raising
of all kinds of produce, aud it has had
the desired effect. View and admire
the manufacture of wines, jellies, but
ter, bread, quills, different kinds of
dress, etc. Bee the vegetables, poul
try, corn, potatoes, pumpkins, &c., all
calculated to excite a rivalship for
premiums. But, alas ! after accumu
lating so many hundreds of dollars, is
it reasonably honest to bestow any cf
it Ic encourage horse racing and
against the old and general custom ol
each owner of race horses staking
their own money. An animal from a
distant State unexpected here, whose
owner never bought a plank for a
shanty, might bear away a prize at
the expense of a company of this coun
Instead of bestowing premiums for
race horses anil trotting nags, what
advantage is it to the ladies, who,
after toiling and spinning and putting
their industry into manufactured arti
cles, and exciting spectators to con
tribute so much money, and then view
at a distance a fast (rotting horse, not
as of as much advantage u.s a fruit
scion or a good plow. .Reform and
economy are therefore demanded;
and confidently looked lor.
If President Brant or Gov. Bowie
desire to visit Frederick county to
enjoy a Trolling Match let il be hold
at (troll’s I'ark and not at the Agri
But if a just distribution of Pro
miums was published, it would in
crease the number and satisfaction of
Furthf Cut'h'tin Clarion.
The M' nti ivy Springs are located
■•il the summit of the South Mountain, i
in Franklin county, Pennsylvania.]
near the Maryland Tine, about mid-j
wav between Waynesboro' ami I’.m- 1
mitsburg. It :s one of tbe most pic
turesque and grand sights in nature,
and the water is of the sweetest and j
purest kind. Monterey is a beanti-j
ful name and Monterey, the capital
of Nuevo Lent), in Mexico, mid M n :
tei'ev in <'alifornia, arc delightful I<>■ j
ealitic.-. Lord Byron in his pi ■ tical j
works gave praise and bis pivlerciice •
for beauty to the bewitching Senoritas
of Cadiz more handsome, petite,
dark-eyed, musical and captivating!
than the. “Lancashire witches” of Li.-1
own dear Native Land. Just now tin i
beauty and fashion of Maryland and]
I’cnnsvlvania are beginning to assent-1
bleat this refreshing watering place]
It was during the late war with Mex-|
ico, I believe, that a soldier of Gen. I
Worth's Brigade, eh,armed at the
pleasing manners, beauty and polite
bearing of the women of Monterey,
gave expression to his vivid fancy in
those musie-inspiring verses, eommen
i ing—"The Beautiful Senorita —the
maid of Monterey"—that carried Ids
heart awav. In compliment to this]
beautiful Senorita, I am informed that j
the Ladies and Gentlemen of this
tooling summer Retreat in the bowers
of the mountain, intend to improvise]
a "hop” in a short time to celebrate!
the event. Ouf attentive and polite]
landlord, Mr. Harry Yinulino, and:
his estimable lady, who are always
getting up something novel and enter
taining. to amuse his guests, will make
this a gay occasion, in which some of
the officers and soldiers in the Mexi
can war will participate. Some of the
members of the crack s(h Maryland
Regiment, and the beautiful belles of
the Monumental City w ill attend.—
Monterev springs is within a mile of
the track of the Western Maryland
Railroad, and Baltimoreans should
visit it aud behold the attractive scen
ery of Harbaugh's Valley. Mr. Ting
ling, the proprietor, is a native of
Carroll county, and deserves encour
agement, as he is every inch a gentle
man. A Visitor.
July 12, 1871.
For the. Culocliii ('ten ion.
1 paint without colors; I fly without w ini's;
I people the air with most fanciful things;
1 hear sweetest music where no sound is
! And eloquence moves me nor utters a word.
| The past and the present together I bring;
j Tite distant and near gather under my wing;
Far swifter than lightning mv wonderful
Through I lie sunshine of my day or the
darkness of mv night:
Ami those w ho would find mo must find
As this picture they scan and this poetry
If. R. G. T.
For the Catoctin Clarion.
Riddle. —Which would you rather,
that a lion ate you or a tiger ?
JR R. G. T.
When a girl fall< in love w ilh an un
lucky Iri- htnan.her heart go* pitx pnt
For the Clarion.
Emmitsbcro, July 10, 1871.
I Mr. Editor; —Allow me space
1 enough to record my earnest protest
1 against the character of certain utter
;. ances upon the part of some of your
correspondents from our town. 1 al
lude to the personal references in which
I they have indulged in their writing.
The proceeding has continued under
■ more or less palliating forms for some
* time, hut the latest expressions have
f reached a-point that can claim no in
l diligence; they have become unmanly,
wanting in dignity, and are down
! right impertinent: injurious not only
1 to the success of the Clarion, hut to
‘ the good name and moral bearing of
1 our village. Unless we are to be re
garded in the character of the Atho
■ nians, spoken of by St. Luke in that
remarkable parenthesis ot his. just
preceding his record ot St. Raul s
speech on Mar’s hill, who “spent their
* time in nothing else hut either to toll
! or to hear some new thing, ’ the nam
ing of persons, directly or indirectly
in matters of no public concernment,
should hereafter be omitted.
That there may he no misconception
1 will instance some ot (he objection
able cases ; of course I know not who
those writers may be, nor could 1
desire to do so. One brings promi
: neiitly before the public, by initial, a
1 young lady “of sweet sixteen, in the
connection of the late Jestival. Now
as every person could at once recog
nize the individual alluded to, 1 pro
nounce the matter an unwarranted
indignity. “Sancho, in the last
issue atleupls to censure the Baud,
charging it with “lack of energy, as
if il had anything to do in that matter
i.f “the history of a cake,” and then
in truly Quixotic styß, lights the bat
tle of voting and old, striking hither
and thither, wounding friend and foe:
but a- in the cam of the redoubtable |
I squire of old. whose mime he has sol
; aptly adopted, being in the end him
j self the most wounded of all; and at
! length winds up with personalities, so
I open and barefaced, that every gentle
| man must r. ml In an 'hern as from
venom double distilled
| Because oDe anguine writer in the
I exuberance of spirits commits an
; ,jrror, or don't emne up to this one's
1 expectations, tin Band is (o he een
■ sured, when all the while that body
Iliad acquitted itself in the very best ,
j possible manner they could have ,
| adopted. Without show or senseless
i parade they received the timely eon
. sideration and assistance of the ladies,
land made their acknowledgments to
them in person, and not to the ttnin
| lerestod public, as Would have been
the ease had they resorted to the ]
I press, indeed, in the highly eredila- '
I blc character of that festival through
out, (here was nothing more so than >
the honest and unassuming conduct ]
of the hodv for whose benefit it was so
! successfully carried through.
| Next, “B. ' takes occasion to 1 <-11 i
I your readers of the private matters of
i a gentleman of relined and unassuming
I manners, sojourning in ouf village,
| whose general information, and genial
disposition dilfuse joy and gladness
I among the young and the aged who
j know him. He says, naming the gen
j dunum, (hat he ‘’gave a delightful
I pie nie at ins own expense (.‘tin t that
; j magnificent ! how else should (hegen
tleman have done?) to the citizens ol
. Fmmitshurg, ' &e. Of all things the
' man who makes history should he
. sure of his fiefs. Now if lam rightly
. informed, the last clause of that quo
i tat ion is certainly incorrect. The
f gentleman's parly was, on the ocea
. sion, of a family event personal to
[’ himself, which he celebrated in n
I company with a number of invited
| guests, and there Ids own private af
. ] fairs, as well as other references of this
. ] writer are thus unwarrantably carried
fja distance oil’to the press !
Is this the way to encourage the]
. growth of our town and neighborhood j
—to attract the presence of strangers
here to enjoy the richness and the
beauty of <uir heaven-given scenery,
and delight in the health-giving in
ituences of the mountain air?
Such ridiculous and vulgar gossip
; would he beneath contempt were it not
! for the injurious effect its-publication
must have on our character as n com
* munity. as well as on the dignity and
; respectability of (lie people in which
j if is published ; therefore in the name
of that community 1 protest against
> (lie spirit (hat can originate such
things, and trust we shall have no
* more of it.
■ "Cursed be tin- verse, bow well so'er it flow,
That tends to make one worthy man my foe,
Give virtue scandal, innocence a fear,
Of from tlic soft-eyed virgin steal a tear." i
1 A Ban Francisco despatch announ
ces the death of Vincent Peralta, to
j whom the property on which Oakland,
■ | Oaf, now stands, w i,. granted ir. 1822,
For the Catoctin Clariov.
Mn. Editor; —The idea ad given
in the article on “Lightning Flashes, ’’
which appeared in the last issue of
your excellent paper, that the “patent
copper iron rod" on Mr. Cook's home
at Iluckeystown, “served as a nor.
conductor to prevent the lightning
from striking the house," id decidedly
novel, and of course cnGrely unscien
tific, As electricity will always follow
the conducting nearest in*ita
course and having the greatest attrac
tion, it is clear that the walnut tree,
having these conditions, received the
discharge; the tree, no doubt, was
taller than the rod.
Rut the object of this writing is to
say that it is most remarkable how
easily persons are deceived by the
, vendors of lightning rods, very few cf
| whom have any knowledge upon the
I subject whatever, and all of them take
j more or less advantage of the igno-
I ranee of the persons on whose credulity
j they make their money.
'J ho whole subject was fhorough’y
f rented by I’roi. IRmry, of the Smith
sonian Institute at Washington city,
in an exhaustive article published in
i the Patent Office Report for the year
135 ff, among the general topics em
braced in the subject of Meteorology.
Any person reading the article will
find every needful direction as to the
mode of the construction of lightning
rods, the erection of them, their con
nection with the earth, and every par
ticular till complete, and will find that
all you need is your nearest black
smith to make and put you up a good
and complete conductor.
J would not have a rod on a tene
ment of mine of the kind sold so freely
through the country, even if given mo
free ol expense and a bonus on top for
allowing it to be put up.
! That report in ellect tell us that the
I professed improvements and patents
are of no account, and concludes
"An improvement in the form of
the lightning rod which was recom
mended by the French Academy in
lb— ■>, would presuppose some impor-
I lant cliseoveno* in electricity, having
a hearing on (he subject, but after
the lapse cf thirty years, (ho same
Academy being called upon to consider
the protection of the new additions to
the Louvre, finds nothing material to
change in the principles of the in
structions at first given." S, M.
L'mnu/.'i'iiny, July 11, 187],
m v itoTiiL,
I'REDEIUCK CITY, MAIICI-ASD.,
k • I!. CARLIN, Proprietor.
THIS popular and well known Hotel,
having hern thormigly renovated, oilers
many advantages to tlie travelling pul lie.
I he exterior ol (he Hotel, which is now
lour stories, presents a beautiful appear
ance, and will compare favorably with any
structure of the kind in Hie Stale The en
tire arrangements of the Hotel are in keep
ing with its outward appearance, and is
supplied with every modern improvement
and convenience, and lias been newlv fur
nished throughftifl at a very heavy cost. No
pains or expenses will be’omitted to pro
[ mote the comfort of guests.
The enviable reputation the Hotel has
acquired since the undersigned has taken
] charge of it. furnishes the most satisfactory
I evidence of his ability to please all who
I may favor him With their patronage.
I I here is attached to (lie Hotel a spacious
j Hilliard Room, neWlv fitted up, a Barber
j Shop, Hath House, Ac.
Attentive and polite servants will always
| lie in attendance to wait upon guests during
i the day or at any hour of the night.
FRANK H. CART,IN.
| aid 15-ly Proprietor
! UnT" The friends of Judge Salmon
j R. Ciia.sk, in Ohio, who are very nn
j morons, and scattered widely over the
j Buckeye State, are marshalling their
j forces with great caution—if they go
lor Gen McCook for Governor they
jean elect him. If not, Moves will suo
jeood. Rut it is said McCook, Demo
cratic nominee for Governor, is a Chase
j man, and it was chiefly through him
| and \ ulhuidigham that he secured
I his election to the United States Sen
ate in 181)2-T>3. The Dayton (Ohio)
\ Journal distrusts the movements cf
| Judge Chase and his Free Soil allies,
and thinks there is a big scheme going
jon to turn over Ohio into the Demo •
jcratic fold. Politicians arc very slip
pery these days and require watching.
There is something in the wind and
the Journal scents it.
Gov. John T. Hoffman, of New
York, a leader in the ring of Ross
j Tweed & Co., does not take kindly to
the "New Departure," for the reason
that it might upset his Presidential
Judge Frederick Watts, of Carlisle,
Pennsylvania, has accepted the posi
tion of Commissioner of Agriculture,
vacated by tlie resignation of Col,
The hogs in Fulton county, Illinois,
jure dying in large numbers of a n
I disease which resembles the congou--
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