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KO. 43.
Middletown, Delaware.
ithe lowest.
$90 per Ton.
.Ellis' Fertilizer,
,$56 per Ton.
$50 per Ton.
$56 per Ton.
$50 per Ton.
Baugh's Chicago Blood Manure,
$50 per Ton.
the highest cash prices for all
Grain. Will sell Lime as low as
Will sell No. 1
SOLE AGENT, at Minin, stows, for the Kisn
of Super Phosphates, viz:—MORO PHILLIPS,
Gbnvinz Impkovkd. Tlie Bust Phosphate for tlie
v other market. Tlie Price
money in this .
in not reduced, und neither is the quality of the
Manure. The retail price is $. P >C per ton—$6 in
a ton of Phosphate is a small item, when w
■ider that one extra peck of wheat to the a<
present prices, will more than pay the extra *0.
applying the Phosphate at the rate of 200 IDs
the acre. I will guarantee it to make the extra
perk of wheat, over any other Phosphate, and
heavier growth of grass after the
It contains more No. 1
also to
wheat than nnv other.
Peruvian Guano—less sand and less plaster than
me others, therefore has more strength.
That all I have said in favor of Morn Phillips'
i trial t
Phosphnte is true, requires only
vince the most sceptical,
in doubt to John P. Cochr:
tons each tall, •
Cochran, both of
•ide by side with other Phosphates.
A liberal deduction in price will be
cash dealers or con;
Of the Raw Rone Phosphates Baugh's Com
mercial Manures have proved to be the best iu
se tlie best, and
1 would refer persons
., Esq. who uses fifty
. Wood, or Wni. R
it a fair trial
to W
bom have give
aile t<
sinners of large quautitk
the market. Farmers should
get their money back with compound interest.
Phosphates delivered free of freight, at any
the Delaware Rail Road, or at any
or ChcsaiKMtke waters,
the Delaware
iu quantities of !» tons
A lil»eral deduction to clubs,
orders early.
Augusts, 1808.—3m.
»Send in your
Index Office, Wauhp.xton. Va.
Allgust Kill, iKlifi.
ast year in
tirht a ton,
also pu
Moro Phillips,
Drau Sir
of your Phosphate, ami bo
other Fertilizers, »ml put the same qua
.1 del
Inch I
wrote von I
:ied it
1 have just thrashed
at the depot,
twenty-four bushels at
with your Phosphate on it.
bushels,) 149 lbs.
v wheat.
I hauled with
horse wa
load, and the w
weighed, ( t!
the other. The
• tl
hi will sell this fall,
ghborhood. as
• for your address. Send me sot
and I will distribute them for you.
.1. W. FIXES.
large oils
sequence is, y«
tilt in this
rome to m
great ma
OW many have lost a father, mother, bro
ther, sister, or an innocent little prattling
not even a shadow* of rosetnh
child, and ha
lance to look upon. After the separation some
little toy or a trifling article in often kept for
s, and cherished sis a token of rcmcnihcraitcc.
it Vtiluii1.lt* would
hr one uf lloasixu's Perfect Plmto^raplis, of tlie
loved and lost. There is senreety any one wlui
dues not take pleasure ill gajsiua "II tlie features
of a friend, and »lien that friend lias been re
moved by dentil, we often hear tlie exclu
with nit expression of regret ; It] »lint would I
nut Kivu for such a picture of nr
Headers, perhaps yuu eauttnt (in
uuw your mind is
hour or ttvo and
■h mul
V friend.
better tiling
pou the subject, then take an
(sit Horning's Gallery, then
re period, have re
. you may, at some tut
feel grateful for these gentle hints from
Middletown, Del.
Tne host memento that y
Or leave a valued friend when you die,
Is the life-spenkinp picture taken in health,
Far Letter than all of earth's fading wealth.
July ll-tf
cun supply,
75,000 Healthy Peach Trees
MBRACING all the choice market aud fa
ily varieties.
Hale's Enrlv,
Troth's Eari' r ,
— Burly York,'
f' raw o, r (t's Early,
Moore's Favorite,
! R**d Ivarcripe,
j Stump the World,
I Crawford's Late,
Ward's buffc
I pmurM prp,
I / froD-kct ^y^me,
I t»'nndyKe'8 Favorite,
! -lanst of
Will be ready for planting in the .fall of 18C8.
4 or Spring of 1869.
tlie .Season.
Apply to
E. It. COOIkR AN, or
Middletown, Del.
August 8—6m.
Farmers, Your Attention!!
WORKS have "resumed labor," aud par
ticular attention will be given to repairing l»en
•ingjton k Hussey's Reapers, Morse Rakes, Thresh
ers, aud Horse Powers of all kinds. A lot of Sn
Derior Reapers on hand. Farmers, look to your
f ^ntersts, and purchase Reliable Machinery "made
.at home," where you can have your rejMiiring
.done promptly and reliably, nnd at the shortest
notice, ßir 2 All work warranted equal to any
July 26-tf
COAL ! COAL ! ! COAL ! ! !
NE HUNDRED TONS of the cckl'rutiid " SU
loading at New Castle, and »'ill lie ready lor de
livery on Monday next, the 17th inslant. The
inued strikes in the mining regions have al
ready advanced the Price of Coal, and give
« romise of High Rates tlie coming soaaon. Now
j the time, therefore, for Consumers to lay In i
Middletown, Del
Aug. 15 —tf
Yoke of large young OXEN to )ie disposed
of for want of use. Apply to
fley 3—tf. WM. GREEN.
MWdlctpwn, Del.
Cash Buyers Look to your Interest.
H AVING opened their New Cash Store, in
Middletown, Del. nre now prepured to
otter to the Public a large and well selected
Stock of
They offer a large lot of CARPETS,
Very Low from Auction.
Cloths, Cassimers, and
Ready Made Clothing.
Dress Goods, Notions,
Canned Fruits, Pickles, Sauces,
and all kinds of Goods usually kept in a country
Having purchased our entire stock for cash,
we are prepared to sell at city prices for eush or
country produce.
Buyers would do well to give
a call.
Middletown, Del.
July 4—ly.
T HE subscriber respectfully culls the attention
of the Farmers of New Castle co. Del. and
Cecil and Kent counties,Md. to the following list
of standard Fertilizers, always kept oil hand,
nnd furnished to order, at any station on the
Chesapeake and Dela
; Railroad, or
ware Waters.—Viz :
Moro Phillips' Super Phosphate,
Whanu's Super Phosphate,
Crousilalr's Super I'hospbntc,
Berger and Butz' Super Phosphate
Opposite Depot, Middletowi
July 18—If
Super-Phosphate, of Lime, Ammonia and
I* of anh,
rrMUS Manure contains all tlie elements to pro
J- duec large crops of all kinds, and is highly
recommended hy all who have used it, also by
distinguished ('hemists »'ho have, by analysis,
tested its qualities.
Packed in hags of lino pounds each,
30 South Water and 40 South Delaware Avenue,
For sale hy W.M. REYNOLDS,
79 South Street,
Bai.timohb, Mo.
Miudi.ktoivn, Del.
And by dealers generally throughout the eouu
July 18, ' 68 .
Rhodes! Rhodes! Rhodes!!
Price Reduced to $90 per Ton.
T O meet the recent decline in Grain, and in
duce a larger consumption in this region,
the price of Rhodes' Standard Manure has been
reduced to $!>0 j»er ton of 2000 lbs.
The quality of this Manure has not deteriora
ted, being better now than it was thirteen years
It is always dry nnd suitable for drilling.
All that iß asked for flljodcs, is to try it along
side any other FivrtWuer the ^.mjcrican market,
and mite the result in the quantity and quality
of the grain at Harvest, and the subsequent
growth of clover or other crop.
Put up in bags or barrels, and sold by the sub
scriber at Middletown, Del.—on Chesapeake ^nd
Delaware Canal, and on Chesapeake and Dela
waters, at $50 per ton, clear of freight.
Send in your orders early, nç tl*c supply Is
limited. E. T. KVANS.
July in—tf, Middletown, Del.
TTMIE undersigned having commenced Harness
1 making at
Is prepared to furnish every article In his line
on the most reasonable terms,
His experience In city and country justifies his
promise that
And gives him coufidnuon to solicit a share of the
public patronage.
Shop Is
formerly oc
on Main street, in the house
•cupled by Joseph Tawrosy.
April 26—tf.
F OR every tbipg that is nice, in the way of
fresh family Loaf Brpad, Fancy Cakes, su
perior Copfcctionery. Ice Cream, Putties
supplied jvith Cake, Confectionery, Ic^; Cream Ac.
to order, at shortest notice, fio tfl peak y no 1 s
for everything that is nice.
August 8—5in. Middletown, Del.
" Is she dead then?" a
" Yes, madame," replied a little gentle
man in brown coat and short breeches.
"And her will*/" sir/'
"Is going to be opened here immediate
Jy by her solicitor ' and
" Shall we inherit anything ?" that
"It must be supposed so; we have els
"Who is this miserably dressed per
sonage wbo intrudes herself ?"
"Oh, she," said the little man sneer
ingly ; "she won't have much in the will ;
she is sister to tlie deceased." boy
" What! that Anne who wedded in
1812 a man of nothing-an officer!"
- Precisely so."
"She must have no small amount of
impudence to present herself here, before
a respectable family."
" The more so as sister Egerie, of noble to
birth, had never forgiven her for that mis
Anne moved at this time across the room
in which the family of the deceased i«re
assembled. She was pale; her fine eyes
were filled with tears, and her face was fur
rowed by care with precocious wrinkles.
"What do you come here for?" said
with great huaghtiness, Madame de Ville
boys, the lady who, a moment before, had
bien interrogating tl»o little gentle
man Who inherited with her.
"Madame," the poor lady repliod with
humility, " I do not come here to claim a
part of what does not belong to me. I
came solely to see M. Dubois, my poor sis
tor's solicitor, to inquire if she spofcp of
me at her last ltoqr,"
"What? do you think poople busy
themselves about you?" arrogantly ob
served Madame de Villeboys; "the dis
gruce of a groat hou o—you, who wedded
a man of nothing, a soldier of Bonoparte !"
" Madame, my husband, although a
child of the people, was a brave soldier,
aud what is better, an honest man," oh
served Anne.
Ütltri jJoctrij.
said unto the dawu—".Why art thou bright
With amber glow, and tints of rosy.light?"
I said unto a maid—us morning fair—
•• Why wreath with .smiles thy lips—with flowers
thy hair ?
Beauty and morn ! ye quickly must decay—
iSoou fade y
tints, and flit y
Therefore adorn not!"
smiles away !
lt I deck myself," the Dawn replied, "inlight,
In amber giow and roseate splendor bright ;
In those rich hues rejoice to be arrayed,
Nor ask, nor know, when Jute shall bid them
fade ;
He who the moon and stars ordained to shine
Made those rich hues and fading splendor mine—
Therefore I mourn not!"
" I deck myself," replied the beauteous Maid,
" Ere yel the spring-time of my youth doth fade.
Shall that Bhort spring in settled gloom lie past
Becuuse stern fate must bid it fade at last?
He who its plumage on tlie bird bestows,
\\ ho gives—and tukes—the colors of tlie
rose ;
In Him 1 trust—aud mourn noil"
At this moment a venerable pereonage
the notary Dubois, made his appearance.
" t^ reproach Anne
with 4 Uliion which her sister has forgiven
" Cease," he said.
Anne loved a bravo, generous
and good man, who had no other crime to
reproach himself with than his poverty
and obscurity of his
had he lived, if his family had known him
as I knew him, I, his old friend, Anne
would he at this time happy and respected."
" But why is this woman here ?"
"Because it is her place to be here,"
said the notary gravely; "I myself re
quested her to attend."
M. Dr.hois then proceeded to open the
wiii ! I, being of sound mind and heart,
Kgerie dc Duintren.iJ", retired as a board
er in the convent of the Sisters of the Sa
cred Heart of Jesus, dictato tho following
wishes as the expression of my formal de
sire and principal clause of my testament :
" After my decease there will be found
two hundred thousand francs in money at
my notary's, besides jewelry, clothes and
furnitqre, also a ohatean, worth 200,000
." Iu the convent where I have been re
siding will be found my book, Hicures de
la Vierge, holy volume, which remains as
it was when I took it with me at the time
of the emigration. I desire that these
three objects be divided into three lots :
"The first lot, the two hundred thou
sand francs In money."
"The second lot, the chateau, furni
ture and jewels."
" The third lot, my book, Hieurcs de
la Vierge."
"I have pardoned my sister, Anne, the
grief which she has caused us, and I would
have comforted her in her sorrows if I
had known sooner of her return to France.
I will comprise her in my will.
"Madame de Villeboys, my much be
loved cousin, shall have the first choice.
M. Vatry, my brother-in-law, shall have
thq second choioe. Sister Anne will take
the remaining lot."
"Ah, alt," said Vatry, " Sister Egerie
was a good oue ; that is rather olever on
her part.
• 1 Anne will only have the prayerrbook,"
exclaimed Madame de Villeboys. laughing
aloud The notary interrupted her jocu
larity. ('Madame," he said, which lot do
you choose ?"
"The two hundred thousand francs in
no 1 s
Haye you quite made up your mind ?"
"Perfectly so."
The man of law, addressing himself
then to the good feelings of the lady, said ;
"Madame, you are rich nnd Anno has
nothing. Could you not leave this lot,
and take this book of prayers, which the
eccentricity of the deceased has placed on
a par with the other lots ?"
" You must be joking, M. Dubois," ex
claimed Madame do Villeboys ; "you must
really be dull not to see the intention of
Sister Kgerie in all this. Our honored
cousin foresaw well, that her book of
prayers would fall to the lot of Anne, who
had the last choice."
" And what do you conclude from
that?" inquired the notary.
"I conclude that she intended to inti
mate to her sister that repentance nnd
prayer were the only help that she had to
expect in this world." t,lu
As she finished these words, Madame
de Villeboys made a definite selection of
thc ready money for her share.
Monsieur Vatry, as may be easily im
agined, selected the chateau, and jewels tlie
as his lot. On
" Monsieur Vatry," said M. Dubois to ed
that gentleman, "even suppose it had been l *
the intention of the deceased to punish her
sister, it would be noble on your part,
millionaire as you are, to give up at least
a portion of your share to Atme, who
wants it so miich ?"
"Thanks for your kind advice, dear
sir/' replied Vatry ; "the mansion is sit
uated on the very confines of my woods,
and suits me admirably, all the more no
that It is ready furnished. As to the jew
els of. sister Egerie, they arc reminiscenses
which one ought never to part with."
" Since it is so," said the notary, "my fj
poor Madame Anno, here is the Prayer- >t
book that remains to you." a
Anne attended by her son, a handsome
boy with blue eyes, took her sister's old ?l
Prayer-book, and making her son kiss it
after her, she said ; " Hector, kiss this
book, which belonged to your poor aunt, "®
who is dead but who would have loved you a
well had she known you. When you have
learned to read, you will pray to Heaven P
to make you wise and good as your father .
was, and happier than your Unfortunate '
The eyes of those who were present
were filled with tears, notwithstanding
their efforts to preserve an appearance of P
indifference. h
The child embraced the old book with
boyish fervor, and opening it afterward—
"O ! mama," lie said, " what pretty pic- ( ';
turcs !"
" Indeed !" said the mother, happy in
the gladness of her boy.
" Y es - The good Virgin, in a red
dress, holding the infinit Jesus in her
arms. But why, mama, has silk paper
been put upon the pictures!"
"So that they might not be injured,
my dear."
" But mama, why are there ten silk pa
pers to each engraving ?" _
The mother looked, and uttering a sud
ded shriek, she fell into the arms of M.
Dubois, the notary, who addressing those
present, said :
"Leave her alone, it won't bo much;
people don't die of these shocks. As for
you, little one, addressing Hector, "give
me that prayer-book ; you will tear the
The inheritors withdrew, making various
conjectures as to the enusc of Anne's sud
den Illness, and the interest which the no
tary took In her. A month afterward they
met Anne and her son, exceedingly well
yet not extravagantly dressed, taking an
airing in a barouche. This led them to
make inquiries, and they ascertained that
Madame Anne had recently purchased a
hotel for one hundred and eighty thousand
francs and that she was giving a first-rate
education to her son. The news came like
a thunderbolt upon them. Mudame de
Villeboys and M. de Vatry hastened to
call upon the notary to ask for cxplana
tions. The good Dubois was working at
his desk.
"Perhaps we are disturbing you ?" said
the arrogant old lady.
"No matter. I was in the act of set
tling a purchase in the state funds for Ma
dame Anne.
"What!" exclaimed Vatry, "after pur
chasing house and equipages, she has still
money to invest ?"
"Undoubtedly so."
"But where did the money come from ?"
"What! did you not see?"
"When she shrieked upon seeing what
the Prayer-book contained which she in
"We observed nothing."
"O! I thought you saw it," said the
sarcastic notary . "That Prayer-book con
tained sixty engravings, and each engra
ving was covered by ten notes of a thous
and francs each."
"Good heavens!" exelaijncd Vatry
"If I had only known it !" shouted Ma
dame de Villeboys.
"You had the choice," added the nota
ry, "and I myself urged you to take the
Prayer-book, but you refused."
."But who would have expected to find
a fortune in a breviary."
The two baffled old egotists withdrew,
their hearts swollen with passionate enyy.
Madame Anne is still in Paris. If you
pass by the Bue Lafitte on a fine summer
evening, you wilj see a charming picfgre
on the first floor, illuminated by tl;e pale
reflection of wax lights.
A lady who has ioiqed the two
of her son, a fair child six years
in prayer before an old book of "Heures
de La Vierge," and for which a ease of
of age,
gold has been made.
"Pray for me child,
"And for
cm-tom. story of a i.o.t Bank Bin.

the year 1740, one of the directors of
t,lu Bank of England, who was a very
wealthy man, had occasion to use £30,000,
wllic >' he was to pay as the price of an es
ko k ®d just bought; to facilitate the
matter, he carried the sum with him to
tlie 1{ ank and obtained for it a bank bill,
On his return homo, he was suddenly call
ed out on particular business; he threw
* le note carelessly on the chimney, but
when he came back a few minutes after
ward to lock it up, it was not to be found,
ono ka d entered the room ; he could
not, therefore, suspect any person. At
laBt ' af ^ much ineffectual search he was
persuaded that it had fallen from the chim
ney into the lire. Ihc director went to
acquaint his colleagues with his nnsfor
tu,le '> and as he was known to be a per
honorable man, he was readily be
heved. It was only about four and twenty
hours fpoqi the time that he had deposited
fj 1 " money, they thought, therefore, tbqf
>t would be hard to refuse his request for
a 8ec .°, nd J*/ 11 ' . Ile ™ ce ' v , cd u P?", g '-J n £
obligation to restore the first bill, if it
?l lould /Y? r be found, or to pay the money
U'mself, if ,t should be presented by a
stni,, f r ' About thirty years afterward
"® ,V nk J! 0W , n person presented the lqst bill
a t the Bank, and demanded payment It
wns ,n t,,nt mentioned to this
P crson tb " transaction by which d»t bill
. was an . na e > ie wou no is en o it,
' ,e maintained that it had come to him
from abroad and insisted upon immediate
Payment. P ie note was payable to bear
er ; and the thirty thousand pounds were
P al nm . , _ ,
h f<' d res 'tution, and the Bank was obl.g
to sustain the loss. It was discovered,
afterward, that an architect, having pur
( '; hascd . the director s house, had taken it
dowu ,n ? rdcr J t ° build another upon the
^me spot, had found the note in a crevice
of the chimney and made his discovery
an engine for robbing the Bqi(k.
T,le ABe uf Paiiirnch«,
Some have not hesitated to ascribe to
our forefather Adam the height of nine
hundred yards and the ago of about a
thousand years. But the aocuratc and
rational investigation of modern philoso
pby has converted the supposed bones of
giants, fouud in different parts of the earth,
into those of the elephant and rhinoceros ;
and accurate theologists have shown that
the chronology of the early ages was not
the same as that used at present. Some,
particularly llensler, (iavc proved, with
the highest propability, that the year till
tlie time of Abraham, consisted of only
three months; that it was not till the
time of Joseph that it was mado to consist
0 f twelve. These assertions qpo in a poy.
tain degree confirmed by some of the East
ern nations, who will reckon only three
months to the year, and besides it would
be altogether inexplicable why the life of
a man should have been shortened one
half immediately after the flood. It would
be equally inexplicable why the patriarchs
did not marry till their sixtieth, seven
tieth and even hundredth year; but this
difficulty vanishes when we reckon these
ages according to the beforementioned
standard, which will give th e twentieth or
thirtieth year; and consequently the same
periods at which people marry at present.
The whole theory, according to this ex
planation, assumes a different appearance.
The sixteen hundred years before the flood
«ill become four hundred and fourteen,
and the nine hundred yoars, the highest
recorded, which Methuselah lived, will be
reduced to two hundred ; an age which is
not impossible, and to which some men of
modern times have noarly approached.
said the mother,
who else ?" inquired the child.
"For your father, your dear father who
perished without knowing you, without
being able to love you."
"Must I pray to the saint, my pntron?"
"Yes, my little friend ; but do not for
get a saint who watches us from heaven,
aud who smiles upon us from above the
"What is the name of that saint, mama
dear ?"
The mother, then watering the fair
child's head with tears, answered.
"Her name is—sister Egerie."
The heirs of the director re
Water Purifies Air.. —Set a pitcher of
water in a room, aud in a few hours it will
have absorbed nearly all the respired gas
es in the room, tlie air of which WÜ1 have
become purer, but the water will have be
come utterly filthy. The cooler the water
is the greater the capacity to contain these
gases. At ordinary temperature a pail of
water will contain a pint of oarhouic acid
gas and several pints of ammonia. The
capacity is nearly double by reducing the
water to the temperature of ioo, Hence
water kept in a room for awhile is alwuys
unfit for use. For the same reason the
S ump should alwuys be
e morning before any of
water from a
pumped out in t
it is used. Impure water is more iuju
rious than impure air.
I have lost my appetite, said a gigantic
fellow, who was an eminent performer on
the trejqphep, to ß friend.—I hope
the friend, no poor \mn has found it, for
it would ruin i# a week.
, said
A person in cowpqqy, speaking of a
gentleman not remarkable for his suavity,
said he did not like his manners. "His
manners!" cried a lady: "I never knew
I he had any."
^grifuitural Department.
Fabmbks' Gardens. —In travelling over
the country one is painfully struck with
the lack of vegetable gardens among farm
ers, except, perhaps, in the vicinity of
large markets.
Now this is not as It should be—for a
good garden is the most profitable portion
of a well conducted farm. Perhaps not
irofitablc in all cases in a pecuniary sense
)ut in health and living.
And yet, how few in number are the
agriculturists who enjoy the blessings of a
well-arranged vegetable garden ?
What is healthier and more agreeable
to the palate, when the hot days set in,
than new potatoes, early peas, beans, on
ions, radishes, cabbages, and lettuce?
And wbo thut docs not relish these excel
lent esculents ? Their cooling and refresh
ing juices strengthen aud onuourage the
weakened system, and give vitality to the
muscular power of man. One look at a
bouse hold is enough to inform an obser
vant mind, whether or not the family have
free access to a vegetable garden. Wbat
family, destitute of those e.culents, can
appear really happy and cheerful ? Good
living and plenty of it, is a prerequisite of
happiucss ; and when the food prepared
for the stomach is that which nature offers
in abundance through the vegetable king
dom, imparting the very essence of good
health, what more can be desired to pro
duce that great desideratum—happiness ?
These vegetables are truly a luxury, yet
a delicious fare, within the reach of a far
mer of even moderate means,
grow ill a modest soil, require but a very
little attention, further than to keep the
weeds out and the soil mellow. But the
farmer of eutenprise would It'll Mlup here-—
he would do more. No soil is so rich and
friable, but that it may be improved by
mixing in a few loads of well rotted ma
nure or compost. This is not such a ter
rible task—any farmer could do it in a
day, fop a little attention of this kind
given now aud then, the gardeu will repay
farmers, in behalf of your wives and
daughters aud your own comfort aud healib
let me ask you to attend well to your gar
dens. Instead of its being a task, you w>U
find it a pleasure ; and if you never had a
garden before, you will be surprised to see
the difference ill yourself and family. You
will find that you have "turned over anew
leaf and made a forward step from which
you will not desire to recede.
If wc ask farmers why this neglect of
one of the greatest sources of health aud
comfort in a family, rarely do we find a
satisfactory answer—"no time to attend to
it," "can buy cheaper than they raise,"
or "we don't like vegetables"—yet it is a
truth many large farmers pay Utt|e atten
tion to this all important subject, while
themselves and their families really suffer
in health for the want of the vegetables
they might so easily raise,
tion we think would produce a ebauge in
this important matter.
They wilj
A little reticc
Salt Mud as a Fkktilikkh. —Large
quautities of mud accumulate iu the bays
and coves along tho sea shore made up of
the wash of rivers or decayed vege
tation, in many cases of animal remains
shell fish and minute insects, lt is in many
places of great depth and so soft that an
animal would sink out of sight in it. lt
is yery fine, and of great value as a fertil
Near the shores, this mud is laid
bare at every low tide, ttqd it might be ea
sily secured by the use of wheel-barrows
and plunks. In deep water eel grass strikes
its roots into it, apd'the mud is pulled up
iu large quantities, with the eel grass
rakes. Much of the virtue attributed to
the grass is due to the salt,
have seen the mud applied as a dressing
for potatoes and corn with the best results
It is an excellent top-dressing for grass,
often doubling the crop the first season. An
analysis of this article, made by Professor
Johnson, shows that the organic matter
contains nearly
44 per cent, of nitrogen,
or nearly double the amount found in good
peat, The ntqd should be weathered a
few months before it is applied. Summer
is the best time to secure it.
How to make Hens Lav. —Many per
feed hens too mqch for laying. To
keep twenty hens through the Winter, give
three pipts of corn and two of oats or
buckwheat per day ; also, about twice a
week, give them aborts of brau wet, and
put in a largo spoonful of ground black
pepper. Give them all the green stuff thut
can be bad—such as cabbage leaves
ings of apples, cores,
with comfortable quarters, they- will lay all
winter. Keep only early spring pullets.
Ch an ge eoclts every spring. Iu proof of
the above, wo will merely observe that a
neighbor had among a lot of hens one that
would not lay under any circumstances ;
such hens are not profitable to keep
she w»S pqusjdcred a fif SH^ept for the pot.
Oq dressing, she was found to be literally
filled with fat, instead of egg ovaries.
, puf
etc. So
Thc London Field says that washing a
horse when iq a sweating state is grateful
and beneficial to the quintal. Wboq wash
ed, wipe dry and blanket him.
It U estimated that there are 7,000,000
head of ptock cattle in Texas. This is
nearly ten to each man, woman and ohild.
A wag has truly said, that if some men
o mid come out of their ooffina and read
the inscriptions on their tombstones they'd
think they had got into the wrong grave.
^rapipnts of §isloro.
Recoller I Ian* ofn Lifetime.
I was born in 171)8. The first event of
a public naturo that I remember wtvs the
soealled Great Eclipse of June, 18(10. The
darkness was so great that tlie school which
I attended was closed aud the hoys scut
home. The excitement on account of tho
Embargo iu 1807 is yet fresli in uvy fccoU
lection ; also of bearing meu talk about;
Bonaparte and the French. I remember
the attack of tlie British frigate Leopard,
upon the United States frigate Chesapeake.,
in 1807, and the talk about tlie impress
ment of American seamen by British men
of war. Also the famous battles with the
Indians, at Ti
and the fight between the United States,
frigate President, Commodore Rodgers v
and the British sloop of war Little licit,
Capt. Bingham, ill 1811, and of the dec-,
laration of war against Great Britiun, in
•June, 1812, and of the groat effort made,
to fit out privateers to prey on British, com-.
1 often saw vessels sent into, mjr
, by Gun. IliUTWoiK
port by them. 1 remember the deep gloom
that prevailed the country on the surren-,
der of Gen. Hull's army at Detroit, also of
the days of rejoicing when the news ar-.
rived thut the United States frigate Con-,
stilution, Capt. Hull, hud captured ami
suuk the British frigate Gurrieru, Capt,
Ducres. and about the same timp that the
K|sex frigate |,qd ftflpr pit action of fifteen
lqii.qtes, taken the sloops of war Alert and,
Wlisp. Capt. Jones had takeu his Majes
ty'* brig of war Frolic, which, however,
wag soon retaken, as was also the Wasp,
uqd both were taken into Bermuda. 1q
Qpfqbpr, 1812, the frigate United States*
Ooipipotlorc Depatpr, paptwveilitu.d brought
into part tl»e British frigate Maccdqpiuu*
Capt. Cardon. I well remember going on
board tbp victorious slop, aud of tlie en-,
tliusigsm that prevailed throughout file lain!
1 remember seeing t|;e fipvt Hag of trucq
sent on sltopc from the British frigate ( )r
pheus. The oapturc of tlie Rvittplt frigate
Java by the Constitution* Qoqjtnodore.
Bainbridge, is fresh in my memory.
Among the prisoners was a Lieutenant
General, who was going out to be govern-,
or of Bombay. So badly injured was tho
Java that she was burned. How did all
hearts rejoice thus to see Great Britain
humbled und, us it wore, drivou from tho
ocean, no longer to hu called )'-e- of
the sea. Shortly after, the news came of'
the capture of the sloop of war Peacock by
the U. S. ship Hornet. Te effect of these
repeated captures cunuot l>c described, and
everybody went iu for the Navy, Early
ill June, 1813, I saw tho frigate United
States, Commodore Deeatur, Macedonian,
Captain Jones, and sloop of war Hornet,
Capt. Biddle, driven into Now London by
a British, fleet, by when; they were block
aded until the plupp pf the way "
I well reiuemher- tl|U talk about tho
"blue light" signals said tu have boon
seen one dark and stormy night when tho
squadron intended to yuu the blockade.
Soon after the blockade commenced art
American schooner called the Eagle was
rpose of
saw the
fitted out iu Now York for the r
destroyiug the British fleet. I
schooner taken by the bouts of the squad
ron ; the eaptaiu and crew put for shore it.
a boat, and in a short time I heard a most
terrific explosiqn aqd saw smoke,
vessel was h|owq to atoms, throwing a
quantity of pitch and tar- i>t\ hoard tho
Ramibe, 74 gun ship, Com. Hardy, and
killing tminy on tit« boats,
Huw well do I remember tho unfortu
nate capture of tho U. S. frigate Chesa
peake in .Tune, 1813, by the Shannon,
Capt. Bpooke, aqd tlte di'idh of the heroic
Cap». Lawrence, and his last words—■
• • Don't gice up t/ie ship !" Also the glo
rious victory by Com. Ferry on Lake Erie,
Sept. 10th, 1813, and uf his laconic des
patch to general Harrison—" 1(7 lyivr, nul
the enema «t p< % !, tg are ours." I remem
ber the sloop Hoxana being run on shore by
a British s|oqp of war and set on fire, and
of going down to the shore when the fire
was extinguished, when the sloop of war
returned and fired upon the people, aqd of
dodging cannon hql|s hy jumping down a
cellar way. I saw the bombardment of
Stonington in August, 1814, by Sir Thom
as M. Hardy ; also remember the burning
of the village of Pottipauy, near the mouth
of Connecticut river ; witnessed a battle oq
Long Island Sound between a squadrou of
thirteen gunboats under Commodore Lew
is and a British frigate. 1 was on the
dock when the sloop Hero, of Stonington,
brought into port the Fox. a teqder to tho
blockading fleet, captured pearly under
the guns of tho fleet. I qeyor saw such
chop-fallen men as were the lieutenants
and midshipmen qf the {''o-;— [ shall nev
er forget the scene. I remember the glo
rious victories of our army from Fort Erie
to the Falls, the burning of Washington,
attack and repulse of the British at Balti
more and the great victory on Lake Chain
plain hy Contipodore McDonough, and of
seeing the hero presented with a sword hy
a committee of the Legislature of the State
of New York. The entire defeat aud re
treat to Canada of the British army, nnd
tho final victory hy Qeq. Jacksop at Nc^
Voltaire said of Mademoiselle de Livry :
She was so beautiful, that I raised my
long, th(p body, aud stood before her like
a pqiqt pf admiration.
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Yoqr tyhiskers are unprofessional, sai4
a client tP his l®g al adviser.—Why so ?
Because a lawyer oaq peyer be too bare
faced, __
Garlic, fed once or twice a week, is
said to be excellent for colds in poultry.

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