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dtattiit VOL. HI. CEREDO, WAYNE CO., JAN. 7, I860: NUMBER 3 Flomlac a Tctcrui. Thar* lived in the State of Masaachuaett*. during tbe last war with England, • veteran named Capt. Blunt. He waa, with moat of the people of New England, opposed to that war, %lule it ao happened that a majority of hia im mediate towaamen were in its favor. Polities raa high.. T%, Captain waa a warm partiaan, and often eameioto eolliaikn with hia oppotasta c— "* *. ■■ --■.JCw; afKm -'wc.-vMapK Ha bad a slIUHUe turn which wak exceed ingly provoking to hia oppooents, whom ho charged with being bar-room and grog-ahop war rior*, and fighting all their battlea in the chim neycorner. Dispute after dispute arose. The Captain dealt out hit sarcasms, and the war-men bluaterrd in return. "If you was a younger man," said Peter Gust, ''I'd give you an all-fired licitio." "Never mind my age," returned the Captain, "if tbat'a all you're afraid of. "It wouldn't be do credit to lick a man old enough to be my grandfather," aaid tbe windy blusterer. "No, nor to get beat, if you should under take.it," replied the sturdy veteran. " You talk about fighting! Why, all your valor lies in your towgue." These disputes occurred so often, and so pro vokingly, that Peter Gust and bis valorous com peers at last determined that the Captain, old aa he waa, should hive a flogging. But instead of nndcrtakiog it themselves, they hired n atout he-nigger, as they called him, to do it for them. This-sable mercenary enrac to tlie Captain's house prepared to eiecutc his commission. Ho bad as uiuch courage as his employers, and con siderably more of good manners. Not deeming it either honorublu or polite to attack the veter jtn, without first naming his object, he began — "Massa Cup'ctn Bluaip, I is conic to give jou one all-jo-fire lickio." "You have, hey !" said the Captain, seizing a hoop-pole which lay near hiui. "Yes, mass.v But I no do it on my own 'casion. Mr. Peter Cuss, ho and two tree odder*, dey hire me." "Well, you go home and tell Mister Peter Gust, ond two or thrre others, if Ihcy have ony business with me, to conic themselves." '-No, massa, I mustn't do dat. I promise on my sakcr honor, for two quart o' rum da't I sib you de nioso infernal li.-kin you cbcr had in vour life. Now, 51«« Il'ump. yon put down dst hoop-potc. nii'i i qo u dreclily." T!iimrrj ing, Cato put himself in an attitude of attack. "Get out of the way, you black rascal," said the Captain, "before I knock you down." "I titita lick yon. massa," said the persevering negro, stil^ making demonstrations of an attack ; "'cause you sec 1 'gage to do it, and my honor bo on a stake. I beg yon pardon most unccrc ly. You ncber injure me. But what I 'gage to do, I'm bound to do. Dat is de honorable ting, Maraa Blutnp." "Get out of the way," said the Captain again, ' don't trouble me with your jaw." "Not wid my jaw, massa-—I no bite—I take my fist." Then doubling up his huge black paw, he made a pass at the Captain. But the reteran, who knew bow to adapt his warfare to the nature of the enemy, stepped aside very dexterous'v for an old man; and fetching the hoop-pole a sweep, took Cato full upon the shins. One blow was sufficient. Down dropped the mercenary, and kicked, and rolled orcr, and rubbed his shins, and bawled with all his might: "Oh, massa! massa! you kill me dead! you break my shin! Oh! don't lush mc 'j in, I beg on you. Massa Blump. My brains all smash oat now!" "Your brains! Why. where do you keep your brai ns? I haven't touched your head." "Dad wat ni:ikc me feel so h.id, inassa. You trike uiy hcid I no mind it—but O! gosh-n I mighty! -trike a poor black fellow on de shin! dat beat mc all to nossin— I no tan dat." "Pick op your black carcass now," said the Captain, and elenr out. And hark here—do jom tell those cowardly white niggers that sent yon bcre to be flogged, that if they wilt come themselves, I am roudy to treat with them upon tbe eanto teras " "But, raises, I can't pick up myself—I can't Ul," «aid tho black, making an effort to rite. "Cau't tan ! Well, I'll tan your hidu for you." Saving that, the Captain drew his hoop-pole, and wis about laying on again, when Cato's legs recruited wonderfully; and springing up, ho lM|Md home as well as his battered shins would Mrnit. When he told his glory to Putor Gust and his companions, they stormed, swore like troopers, ■ad declared that the old Captain must be flog gsd if they had to do it with their own bands. "Berry well," said Cnto—who had taken a gill of mm, and was shaking it down into hit shins —"Misecr Cap'ero Blomp, he ready for you—he • hoop-pole all cut an' dry—he flog ebery ble on you, all in a beap. He terrible ole ■ID—dat Cap'em .Blump." "lie roust be flogged," aaid Peter Gust, on 4#*«oring to rait* his own conrsge by bluster i»P "It talis • mao to do dat, Mass* Guss,' said Cato, who Ml groaning over hie wounded shins —"an if you take • niggo.s device, you'll no tub him—you let Misser Blump 'lone, here after, foreber so a day." Peler Gust and bis compeer* i/icatercd auout, •wore, draok rum, aod finally set out to put tksir threat* in execution against tha aturdy o. - Captain. But their oourage, like that of Bob Acres, ooted out by the wey, the advice of Cato «m adopted; aod nothing mora was said abtfut logging the veteran. The British Government is drawing largely on the whito-oak forests of Virginia.— OverAhrea hundred men ara now employed io out tiaber in the mountains sear Rowl <I>H, an th# Cheat river, which ie to b* used 9m guu-earriages. The contractor has order* •Mob H will take two year* to complete. The (Ofctat Hear oak W aaid to be th* betf ret ira Cad fat* Kogland, and far surpassing tbo ada oak, which it If tqperacding. Tax Feet i* Winter Time—No person uao be well long, whose feet are habitually cold} while securing for tbem dryness and warmth, is the certain means of removing a variety of ao noying ailments. The feet of some aro kept more comfortable in winter if cotton is worn, while woolen suits othora better. The oourse, therefore, la for aacl> an* to obaarvo fa famiwtf. ana ScraBuloua clean WeTeit; WBK ill, aapaelaHy those Irho- walk \ great deal out of doors daribg the dav in eold weather, should make it a point to dip Doth foet in cold water on rising every morning, and let '.hem remain half ancle deep, for half a minute at a time, then rub and wipe dry,-dress and movo about briskly to warm them up.' To surh as cannot well adopt thia course, tbs next best plan ia to wash them in warm water every night juet before going to bed, taking the precaution to dry them by the fire mcst thoroughly before retiring; this, besides keeping the feet clean, reserves n natural softness to the skin, and as a tendency to prevent and cure corns.— Many a troublesome throat affection, and many an annoying hcadache will be curcd if the feet are kept always clean, warm, soft and dry.— Some feet are kept cold by their dampness from incessant perspiration ; in such eases cork soles arc injurious, bceause they soon bccoine satur ated, and maintain moisture for a long time.— Soak a cork in water for a day or two and see A better plan is to cut a piece of broadcloth the size of the foot, baste on it half an inch thick ness of curled hair, and wear it iusidc the stock ing, the hair touching the stlc; remove it at night and place it before the fire to dry until morning. The hair tillilatcs the skin, thereby warming it soius, and conducts the dampness to the cloth. Scrupulous cleanliness of feet and stockings, with hair soles, arc the be->t means known to us keeping the feet warm when tltcy aro not cold fruit, decided ill health. A tight shoe will keep the feet as cold as iec, when a loose fitting one will allow tliera to be comfort ably warm. A loose woolen sock over a loose shoe will maintain more wnrmth than the thick est solo tight fittiog boot. Never start on a journey in winter nor any other time, with a new shoe. [Mull's Journal of Health. Importance of Xt»TfHNi».—Nothing is more important thun to understand the subject about wliieh you propose to instruct others. Nothing is more accept able to a hungry man than bread and meat. Noth'.ti*; prca^tes happiness more than even temper. Nothing it more likely to produce wealth than industry. - Nothing will preserve wealth, when scquircd, better than ceo..omy. Nothing better promotes health thun temper ance and excreisc. Nothing adds more to the respectability of a man than a character for probity in all his ne tions. Nothing adds greater charms to beauty than modesty and affability. Nothing is more becoming in youth than re spect to their elders. Nothing endear* n servant more to his em ployer than never to abuse his confidence. Nothing is, therefore, more valuable than til'j-il things. For he who possesses nothing which renjers him disagreeable to his fell>w men, or in any wise dissatisfied with himself, must be the happiest man on earth ; and, since the Philosopher's Stone ha; always been looked up to as the medium through which this happi ness was to he obtained, it follows, wo think, logically, that the Philosopher's Stone is—noth imj. CJoon Stock tub most Profitabt.k.—In my father's yard during tlic winter arc several bend or cattle, young and old. Knnic are natives, but the greater portion arc grades witb from one balf to seven-eights Short horn blood in them All the stock arc treated alike, and receive the same food, and the same care and attention.— The cows nro warmly stabled, and the young stock have good warm sheds, and plenty of straw. The native co^s eat their meals quickly, and then grab all they can from their neighbors.— The native stock in the yard do the same. The grades eat quietly and contentedly, and submit to being plundered of their last morsels by the others. Yet the grndes come out in the spring increased in size, in good condition, and with ileck coats, while the natives seem to stop grow ing and get so poor it requires a summer pastur •g« to get up their condition ani start their growth i.*ain. fW. 8. When the summer of youth is slow ly wasting; into the night-fall of age, and the shadows of the past years are growing deeper and deeper, as if life were on its close, it is plcnsant to look back upon the sorrows and felicities of years. If wc have a home to shelter and hearts to rejoice with us, and the friends have gathered together by our firesides, then the rough places of our wayfaring will have been worn and smoothed away in the twilight of life, while the sunny spots we havo passed through will grow brighter and more beautiful. Happy, indeed, are those whoso intercourse with the world has not changed tlio tone of their holier feelings, or broken those musical cords of the heart, whose vibrations are so melodious, so touching in the evening of age. Spake moments are the gold dust of time. Of all portions of our life, spare moments are the roost fruitful in good or evil. They are the gaps through which temptation finds tne easiest across to the soul. The L«Bf Loit Out. Soroo weeks since we published an accoaa*. the finding of tho long lost gun of Mr.i Dw»> Rowell, nesr the bank of the Kanawha riv«n» what is now Wirt County. This gun hit ■ como a subjcct of historical interest, from tn** reason*; TIm fallowing statement *1 MB which bit H* rftliad UNI — h41 iff > m~ • i»» mt a——1 * * >»!'■- 111 1 Mr iwrry Heal, wwo was •* the urns •* the Indians, and alio a nephew of Nr. l)ani«l. Rowell, who made Iris escape from thorn and It whom_ the long lost gun belonged : "In the fall of 1793, Mr. Daniel Rowell, Mr. Henry Neal and Mr. Trippet started from Pnrkersburg, on a hunting expedition up the Litt e Kanawha river, in a canoe. They proceeded up the river M>out thirty miles, and cncampcd on the nortli side of the river, nesr the mouth of what is now known as Burning Spring run. While there, Mr. Daniel Rowell took off the lock of his gun for the purpose of fixing tbe spring. Soon hearing on the oppo site Mde of the river, what tbey supposed to be a flock of wild turkeys, tbey at once concluded to go over, and kill some for their present use. Mr. Ncal and Trippet wcro standing up in tbf canoe, and Mr. Ruwcll was seated in tho stcrf for the purpose of steering and working th> same. As the en it oc struck the opposite ot South shore of the river, the Indians shot anl killed Mr. Xeal and Mr. Trippett, nnd they bot| fell into the river. Mr. Dunict Rowell spranf from the stern of the boat with his gun in hii hand and snruui back to the north shore; a»4 while swimming was shot at several times but missed. On getting up the bank of the river) he saw that the Indians were pursuing him U the canoe, and to facilitate his escape, hid his gun under, as he always said, a rcd-aek log in Burning Spring ltun. From thence be passed out a short distance from the river through a low gap, and the better to cludo their pursut, changed his course, and rc-crosscd the river a few miles below where they had been surprised, and returned to the mouth of tho river, gave the alarm, and raised a party, but several days huv i«g intervened, the pursuit was unsuccessful in! taking ihc Indians. The bodies of Mr. Ncal' and Trippet were rccovcrod and inferred. Probably Mr. Rowell and his party, were dis-. covered by the Indians in their cauip on tile north side of the river, and decoyed from thence by tli2 Indians imitating the cry of the turkeys. It has been supposed that this was r ',,%1 party of Indians, that were killed s>V>r fftcr,| nor- Wheeling, as their coursc was in '.lirt i*i-, rcction. Mr. ltowcll died in Illinois in 1851, n^etl 0!' years. In hi* lil'cfimn, ho .several t'Wrr u'jJe search for his pun, but appears to ha\e Icon mistaken as to the point lie entered the mo, it being much nearer tlio river than he supposed and not being able to fiud.it, he supposed it hai been taken by the Indians. During the pa:' seasou it was found in a state of preservation so as to be well ideiitlued, although it wassixt; years ago, yet the remains of tho red oak are t> be seen at the | laco. The uiuzzlc of the gui had bccome fast in a dogwood bush, and wis about six inches above ti,c ground, tho stow having wholly dccaycd. Tho barrel, (four fc< long) trigger, guard, muzzle piece, thimble nrf brass box cover, (with the w>rd» '•Liberty »r Death," engraved thereon.) has been shipped o Dr. Neal Howell, a son of Mr. Daniel Rowel, who resides at Florence Alabama. ^Pmbcrsborg New». Land anil lahor arc the principal sourcesjof public ami private wealth. The more fertility we c.in impart to the one, >ntl the more intcli gencc we can infuse into the other, the greier will bo tho returns they make, and the prefer our means of hnppinoss ; for it is wealth, rigltly employed, tint enables us to multiply not only our own, but tl.c co i forts aud happiness of those around us. Vet it is not a few very *ich men, or very wise men, be tho sggrcgaU of wealth and talent ever so great, that give pros perity end greatness to a State. It is tho jeo eral diffusion, among a whole people, aiiong the rank and file of society, of property nod knowledgo, and the industry, enterprise soi in dependence which they beget, tbat rendtrs a Plate truly rcspectoble and great. IfIT From an onccdoto I heard yesterday, it would seem that sonic of the good people tip this Kay arc not very partial to water at a bev erage. A certain physiriau, visiting a pationt, found that he had just received a barrel of whisky, and, as ho w<is opening it, he of course invited the M. D.. to join him in sampling it.— About a week afterwards tho doctor nailed s gain, wheo his friend regretted that Ve had nothing to offer him. "What I" said tl'e doc tor, '-is that barrel of whisky gone already ?"— "Gone? Why certainly it'* gooo ; how long do yoa espcct • barrel of whiskey to last • mat with nine chihircn and no milkl" Of coante the doctor was silent. [N. O. Picsytaoe. A Yahkt.r. Wirl of Pluck.—The Bangor Whig says thst by the last steamer from Califor nia, • young lady who went from Baogor six or eight years ago, returned, and came to Maine by Friday's train, leaving at Koodall's Milk to vis it friends in Somerset county. When thegrest defaulting banker Meigs, ran away from 8an Francisco, ho hid in his possession aboat 11200 of this lady's money. He went to 8oath Amer ica, as it is well known. When the lady got resdy to eomc, she proceeded first to the South Americso port whero Meigs landed, bat found be wss residing throe hundred miles up the country. Nothing daunted, she started off with determined pluok, found her man, received 8400 of the money snd proceeded on her voyage. Oeorg* Woodhouse, a free colored man, died at Norfolk, Va.; on Saturday morning, aged one hundred and twenty years. lie was born In Princoss Anne county, Virginia, in 1739, sad hsd readied the average age of aan whoa the Revolutionary war broke out. 8omk seeds of the eork tree wero sent by the Pstent Office to California, which were plahUd,. and aboat 75 per cent, have germiested and promise to bccoma nsturaliied in that etuntry. JONATHAN •OE8 A COUKTXT. wlndei, Zakla «t«pt up quit* nnbakmotf rA.po.keJ & thru. t>« w ■ .— I~ — *p» ' wnai AV there tot Uildr kll'ileM, Witl bo one gt|^ Ao binder. ■■■ w**kH>*rkf The lUMi log ibol (ptrklM odt, Towards Um pootlasL, bless her I And leetle ires ibiotd all about The ohiny on Uia dreaaer. Tba T»ry room, oo> alia war in, Looked warm from floor to eailln*, And alia look* I fait ai rosy aglu As the tipples aha was paalln'. Sba liaanl a foot and knowc4 ft, tu, A raapio' on tha scraper,— All ways to onca liar feelina' flaw Like aparka in burnt up paper. lie kind o' l'itered on the mat, Soma doubtfle o' tha aeekle; Hia heart kept goln' pity-pat. But hern want pity Z.kle. And jet elie gin her cheer a Jerk, Ei though ahe wished him furder, An' on her applrs kep' to work Ex if a wnger spurred her, "Von want to ace my pa, I j'poae?" "Wall, nop I come designin'—■' "To aee my ma? Shea apriukiin' clo'ea Agin tomorrow's i'nin." I'e stood a spell, on on) foot fust, Then stood a spoil on t'other, And on waich one he felt the wust lie couldn't W told ye nutber. Sei he, "I'd belter coll agin;" 8cx sl-e, "Think likely, Ifitter;'' The last words prioked him liko a pin, And— wal, he up and kist her. When ma bimcby upon 'em alipe, Ifnltlj sot, palo na ash's, All kind o' smiley round the lips And tcary rouud the lashes. Her blood rlx quick, though like the tide Down to the Bay of Fundy; And all I know is they wut ericd la mcetin' come next Sunday. THE OLD CANOE. IV l.crc the rocks are gr<iy and the iihoie is steep, And tho waters lielow look dark and deep; Where the rugged pine in it* lonoly pride, Leans gloomiljr over the tnurky tido ; (Vbcio (he rcedj and rushes oro tall nnd rank, \nd tho wocdit j»row thick on the winding hank; iVherc tho shadow id heavy the vrl.oi* Joy Lays at its mooring the oldtnnr-c. rJf^Xfsclc** pt(Mlei» are Uly 4ropp«4, - Like a »ca bird's wioji that the storm hath lopped, And crossed on the railing, one o'er one, Like folded har.ds when the work is done, While busily back anil forCti between, rhe spider Mretchos his silvery scrcon, Ind the solemn owl, with his doll ' too hoo," jetties down on the side of the old canoe. rho stern, half sunk in the slimy wave, Rots slowly away in its living grave, \nd the green nio.'s creeps o'er its dull decay, Hid ng the mouMcringMust away, Like tho haqd that plants o'er the tomb a flower, )r tho ivy that mantles the fallen tower; iVhile many a blossom oflivclicsl hue Springs up o'er the stern of the old canoe. Die currcntless wafers ore dead and still— flat the light winds p!ny with the boat at will, tod lazily in and out n£Xin, [t floats the length of its rusty chain. Like the weary march of the hands of time, rhat meet and part at the luoontide chime ; And the shoro is k ssed at each turn nncw, By the dripping bow of the o d canoe. 3, many a time with a careless hand [ have pushed it away from tho pdbbly strand. And paddled it down where the stream runs (juick — Where tho whirls aro wild and the eddies arc thick— And laughed as I leaned o'er the rocking side, And looked below in the broken tide, Fo seetfhat the faces of the boats were two, rhat were mirrored back from the old canoe. Rat now, as I lean o'er the crumbling side ; And look below in the sluggish tide, rhe face thst I see thero is grarer grown, And tho laugh that I hoar has asobcror tono, And the hands that lent to the light skiff wings, Have grown familiar with sterner things ; But I love to think of the hours that flew, As I rocked where the whirls their wild upray threw, Kre tho blossoms wavod, or the green grass grew O'er the mouldering stern of the old cnno«. Ood'b Plan op Yocr Life.—Ne»cr complain of your birth, yoar training, yoar employment, your hsrdships ; nerer fancy that yon conld be lometbing, ir only yon had a different lot and sphere assigned yoa. God anderstanda His own Cio, and He know* what you want a great deal tter than yoa do. The very things that you ■oat flepreciata aa fatal limitations or obatrue iion«, are probably what yoa moat want. What yoa oall hindrances, obstacles, diacouragctnenU, are probably Ood's opportunities; and it is nothiog new tbat the patient shoalJ dislike hfc ■edieinee, or any eartaio proof that th«y are poisons. No! a traee to all such impatience I Cboke tbat devilish envy which gnawa at your heart beeause yon are io the aamo lot witb oth ers; bring down yoar aoul, or rather, bring it up to recafTe Ood's will, and do His work, in your lot, in yoar ephere, ander your cload of obscu rity, egainet yoar temptations; and then yoa shall And that yoar condition is never opposed to yoar good, bat really eonsistent with it. [Dr. Bashoell. A man «m taken up Tor ateiSlIn# aomt vitaa blc Taney ducka, anil aflor a dcacription of tbem tha prUonor'a affornoy anfd, ,'Wby, lh«y eao'i ba ancb ■ rare br#«d, for 1 ha*« aomo of than ia my own yard."—"Vary likaty," Mid tba eon plainant; "I have loaf a good many laloly." Advantages of PalrWuai im An. The cffeoli of pulverisation trr tjirriog' tl soil's rs numerous: ■I."It rives free icope tSUb mu of vegeti Mw^todJbev become mo* ltm>ot io s looi ft) a bsrd sun.>y #1 « after and taken op j^Kher 2. It admits the stmosphcric sir to thespon gioles of. the roots—without which no plsnt cai n.akc a boslthy growth. 3. It increases tho cnpilliary attraction n ■•poogelike property of soils, by which thci humidity is rendered uiore uniform j nnd in i hot season it increases the deposit of dew, nn< admits it to the roots. 4. It increases the temperature >f the soil it the spring by admitting the warm air and tcpii rain. 5. It increases the supply of organic food.— The atmosphere contains carbonic acid, ammo nia, and oilrio acid,—all most powerful fcrtili lers and solvents. A loose soil sttracts and condenses them. R.iiu and dew, also, contain them. And when these fertilizing gases arc carried into the soil by rain water, they are ab sorbed aod retained by the soil, for the use of plants. On the other hand, if the soil is hard, the water runs off tbc surface, and instead of leaving these gases in tho soil, carries off some of the best portions of the soil with it. Thus, what might bo a benefit becomes an injury. , 6. By means of pulverisation, a portion of the atmospheric air is buried n the soil, and it is supposed th <t ammonia and nitric acid are formed by the mutual decomposition of this air and the moisture of the soil—heat also being evolved by the changes. 7. Pulverization of the surface of soils serves to retain the u.oisture in the subsoil, and to prevent it from being penetratod by heat from a warmer, as veil as from radiating its heat to a co der, atmosphere than itself. These effects are produced by the porosity of tho pulverized stratum, which acts as a mulch, especially on heavy soils. 8. Pulverization, also, as the combined effect of several of the preceding causes, accelerates the decomposition of the organic matter in the soil, aod the disintegration of th: mineral mat ter; and thus prepares the inort aaittor of the soil for assimilation by the plants. [Gen. Farmer. AcTiOM Mr 1'KuitT urm Ouil*.—Th« tohth'r Erts of (oil is tho inorganic focd of tbe plant. I i1n wwler cannot t«m« w» •nitax Vrfu >•! »o I, or even witn » gravel U>«, t srithoutdiaaoi.-; ing some of it. Expose almost any stono, or handful of grav el, washed clean, (o the action of a quarter or to of rain water for several days, and upon evapo rating tlie water, poured off carefully from tbe stones, it will be seen from the whitish residue left that n portion hed been dissolved^ Now let the e same stones be exposed, covered or partly covered with water, in a sauccr, to thn ac tion of frost; setting them out of doors for two or three snapping cold nights, taking caro that they thaw by day. Pour off the water, rinsing with fresh, and evaporating as above, and it will be seen that a very much larger quantity has come into solution. The reason is, that all stones, being some what porous, by the action of the frost, their outer portion is broken up, scaled and fissured, and a vastly greater surface is exposed to the action of the water, even though this Assuring is not visible to the eye. Application.—When land is exposed to alter nate freezing and thawing, the sainc effects must tnkc place ; an 1 when it is thrown into ridges in the fall, these effects are produced more conve niently than in my other way. Snow will lie nnthawed between the ridges, ensuring a cold teraporature, and the tops of the ridges will, unless the fall ofSnow is very heavy, be exposed to the sun and will thaw by day.— Thus a considerable portion of the soil, during a great part of the winter, will be alternately frozen and thawed daily. This effect on many aoils, especially those of a heavy clayey or grav elly oaturo, will bo equal to a dressing of ma nure. [Homestead. Spermaceti Ointment.—This .n a cooling and iicsling ointment for wounds. Take a quar ter of an ounce of white wax. and hnlf an Ounce of spcrmnccti; put them into a small basin with two ounces of almond oil. Place the basip by the sido of the fire till the wax and spermaceti are dissolved. When cold, the ointment it read/ for use. How to ?tain Wood Browv.—First centlj warm th« wood, and then brush it aver with anunfortia. If tho color be too yellow, soak it afterwards in as much water, or wslnut shell liquor. Tho wood may first be soaked in tur pentine water, and afterwards in pearlaab w(er, to tvoder tho process very efficient. Starch Polish.—To make this polish take one oonce of spermaceti sod one ounce of tttyte wax; melt and ran it ioto a thin cake on a pta^s. A pieee the aito of a qaarter-dollnr, added to'l ((■art of atarcb, gives a beautiful luster to the elothaa, and prevent* tho smoothing-iron from sticking. Tur. Sky an Indication or thi Weather. The colors of tbo sky nt particular times afford wonderfully good guidance. Not only does ■ rot/sunset presige fair weather, and a ruddy sanrise bad woathcr, but tbore sro other tinti whlcfc apeak with eqaal olearoess and accuracy A bright yellow sky in the evening indicate! wiad : a pale yellow, wet; a oeutral gray ooloi constitute* a favorable sign in the evening, an unfavorable one in the morniog. Tha cloud) again are *M«r nicaniog in thomaclves. Il their forma ar* :«oft, ondo&pof and feathery the weatber will ba toe ; if their-edges sro bard •barn and doflnit it will b«,fa«l. (Jeoerallj speaking, any deep noutoal buca botoken wind or rain, while tbe mqre noiet and delieate tinti bcopoak fair w?atbor. [Sciootiflo Aacricay. What d| A WHEAl give* tfccfrtld Latb* AllkltM i » ***** la • bivi «r r«tfa«r dtbMaa ■lft£ g«riuin«ii>iuv^n — ■ — corffullj selected from o quantityof bnfr* » hit3 flint, of the previous year'# grov th. Tliat p at to the depth of one inch, csnie upon the sixth day ; nnd the rows of two and three incite*. nbuut 'two days later. The row »t four inches was still more tardy, and nt the end of sixteen dnyn, only one of the seeds planted ul. six inches, showed itself above ground. The i-lhers never came op at all. iuc rows planted at two and tlirce inches, gave the best plants, that at one inch the most t although from sonic unexplained c. uso, about one sixth of the seed in all the rows, failed of germinating. Other experiments with nearly the same results, and close observation of the different modes of»o\ving. have cosvinced Hie that covering wheat too deeply is to cause a loss of a large portion of the teed, and seriously im pair the germinating powers of the remainder. Od the contrary, whoa t lie seed wheat is covered too shallow, it is more liable to destruction from insects, and from the drouth, and is not so well prepared to endure the frost of our winters, as when planted deep v. I apprehend too, that where wheat is put into barns, packed in lar-jo mows, and perhaps but imperfectly cured, the mass, in undergoing the sweatcning process, through which it is certain to pass, accumulates so much heat as to change in some r'ezree the vital properties of the grain, and partially de stroy its germinating power. Thii may be the ease without altering in any degree the external appearance of the grain. A Ureal Stock Kaliter. The Chicago Press states that a beef packing firm in that city have daring the past season, paid o*cr to David Strawn, of Otlowa, $47,951 88 for beeves of h*a own feeding Mr. Strawn is a native of Perry county, Ohio. He has been twenty-nine years a resident of Illi nois, and has resided for niuiaon years on his present farm in La Salle county, four mile* from Ottawo. He ia41 yoars of age. .lie com menced nineteen years ago,.as the owner of 300 acres of land, bought at 31 '23 per acre, stocked with a pair of horses and S -wxlcrata c3.tfik .0f firm iisilamaatjh: °"«r «Km ha W Wree dollat> QMS Mm. telligent energy and Vrr. . The Press adds: Mr. Strawn is now tlieowMr ottetcn thomaml acrcs of improved land, worth on an avcrnir '", twenty-five dollars an acre, or m total of 175,000. He has fed to the bceve9 he has sold in Chicago, thi$ season, ten thousand bushel* of corn, and has still on hand nt his farm, twenty thousand bushels. He h»s also harvested eight hundred bushels of oats this season. The drove fed 00 his corn crop he sold here. We stave at the outset the sum paid to him by a> single Chicago be;f-packing home, but that is only a part of the story. Mr. Strawn's drove this season was twenty five hundred head, all marketed this full, giving an average price of $31, or aaventy-four thou sand dollars. He has stilt on his farm two hundred head, which will be Held over, and by next season will be increased', hy purchases, *cc\, to from twenty-fivo hundred to three thousand head, to be fed for next fall's slaughter. What an increaso is this on the modest drove of thir ty head, mark-d by Messrs Strawn and Cue in 1845, and how have those princely transactions and possessions grown on this three dollars sur plus over that three hundred acre farm in 1841. These latter date figures remind lis of no liing more strikingly than wh it wc read of the hitter estate of the patriarch of Uz. Now, what Mr. Strawn h is achieved should be an incitcin nt to hundreds of undeveloped graziers rroong our Western farmers, many'of whom will never ad-vancc beyond1 their present stage for the very lacfc of putting forth iho ci ertion. A word as to Mr. Strawn's plan of feeding. Ho pursues the course of commencing to feed his corn as soon as it hardens', or in **vp tember, first to caltlc, ant ffocw follows up with hogs. The corn- is cut in' fIVo stalk witn 11 ear 00. He advise# the rnvncrs of onr v»aa prairie cornfields to-Puvn- their corn into |>cct and thus market it, and his own succe.s is di rectly in poiot. Three Hzavt Bullous,—Tbrce or 'the best and hc.vrfe** esMlW -« Ainod ir FiYette county, or the Stale of Ohio, we helierc, rB ■old Inst week 10 Hoary Bryant nf Ros< munty, and tro noif on their way fo ?fcw Yo(k .For Christinns beef. Iloory Kirk's steer weighed 3,000 pounds, lod sold for 927?»; Tlvomj* Kirk's steer sold for the same, amf weighed ,2,989 pounds; Morgan Kays' eieer sofd fnr the aainu prlee, and weighted 2,988, jwowds. Bsnt thi* who ranj We can inforei tie pfnple ' »)>«>ad «" at these are not all the larflo cattlc wc lt»r*. tin,end Hency Kirk here yet cach a slcerlhi^ arc detftThed to make larger cattle »Ai»< the nnne •old. Morgan Hays' steer toek the flrsl'iprti#>i am at ihe IsstVhio State Fnif. (Washington Regittrt. ■ — ■ ' • I*ckeasix<> the #nonr or Wo«i..—-A» c« ohangc says some farmers hnvo inrrcssetl the average yield of wool i« their (lo.-ks, by wuiwh ing each fleece ae it was sbearrd. nnif Grinding the weighton the animal '* fsntc off, .-mil always selecting those for Ml* or wl«n~ht«r •ihrft had the lowest weight of fctce.mrfctd opafl tWim. VAt.t;E or rn—w . 11 in nr TTii m York (JWrccr *taU» -■» Ut ff ifc'ht, ii^ ^ilrc» wss tendered rsccs.iy for ■ pn/c brodgnat be longing to ths raahmrrtflhawl'dhVtPff o^Tcai oessee The offsr wa» refwaed TH# oMnpfcny ■ell the wool of *k<ir Wen-eighth bl«*4. g*eU for 98 per lb.