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Backward; tanbaekward, ok, Ttme, la yearligkt.
Make me a child again jaat forfaMBgkt!
Mother come back from the eeholeae shore,
Tike me agalato jour heart, as of yore
Kiss from my forehead the farrows of care,
Saeoth the few stiver threads oat of my hair
Over say sttwbersyoar. lovtag watah kasp .
lock me to sleep, mother rock me to sleep!
Backward, iow backward, oh, tide of the years!
I am so weary of toil and of tears
Toll without recompense tear all la vsla
Take them, and give me my , childhood agaa!
1 have grown weary of dust sad decay, 4
Weary of liagtng my seat-wealth away
Weary of sowing for others to reap;
Rock me to sleep, mother rock ma to sleep!
Tired of the hollow, the base, the aalrae,
Mother, oh mether,my'heartealb for yaat ' ,
Many a summer the grass has grewa greea",
Blossomed sad faded, oar faces between
Yet wahstreagyearatog sad peeeliailspalsi
Long T to-alf ht for year presence again;
Come from the sOenes so long aad so deep
Rock me to sleep, mother roofr me to swept
Over my heart, la the days that are aawat,
No love like mother-love ever has shown
No other worship abidea aad endures
Faithful, nneelai,aad patleatlike your
None like a mother esa charm away ptu
Prom the tick soul aad world-weary Vaia;
Slumber's soft palm o'er my keavy lids ereepV
Rock me to sleep, mother rock me to steep!
Come, let year brown hair. Just lighted with gold,
Pali oa your shoulders again, a of old
Lot it drop over my forehead toalght,
Shading my faint eyes away from the light
For with Us sunsj-edged shadows oace mors ,
Haply will throag the sweet vlstoss of yore.,
Lovingly, softly, Its bright billow sweep
Rock me to sleep, mother rack me to sleep!
Mother, dear mother! the years have boon long
Since 1 last listened to year lullaby soag
Slag, thea, and oato my soul It ahall seem
Womanhood's years have beea oaly a dream;
Clasped to your heart In waving emsVaee,
Witt your tight lashes jnst aw Wplag my mes,
Sever hereafter to wake or Is. weep,
Rock me to sleep, mother rek me to'slsepl
Boas, Italy, May, I860.
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A Letter t the Ladieg.
We take the following .extract from
the Knickerbocker, the trath and force
of which wiy be acknowledged by all
our ladies, should they read it. After
a short introductory, the writer stys :
"This brings me ,10 tbe criticism I
wished to make; you are too credulous.
You will pin your faith to the veriest
shadow : nd not all the world, not
even your own bitter experience, can
shake it. How-often you grant a man
his most preposterous assuaiptions ! If
he ssyr he is wise, or witty, you will
believe him,- although his. fellows say
he is a blockhead. He lays his soft
hands on yours; and prates of upright
ncss and purity, arid you smile upon
and trust him, although half the world
knows that he is a worthless profligate.
A gentleman said in my hearing the
other day, "You call that man a gentle
man?" in speaking of your sex. 'How
we do humbug them !' and to hjs own
disgrace, and to the injury of trusting
woman, I know tbat.be spoke the truth.
A few months ago the London jour
nalists were laughing about tbe exploits
of a worthless vagabond, calling, him
self Count PufiesBupskihi, or some such
name. It appeared -that he lived by
making love to the wealthy ladies, and
then fobbing them. . 'When I get thro'
with obc, I take another ' was his cool
confession. He found women enough
to swallow his story 4 Polish noble
in exile,' and so they pityinyly received
him to their hearts aad their purses. It
seems incredible that a woman should
believe all a stranger chooses to say of
himself,; and give him her, with and her
Honor upon the strength of his unattest
ed declarations ; yet cases of this kind
are of constant occurrence. You re
member the boast of Aaron Burr, and
you do know, too, how true he made it?
Parton has told us the secret, be was
an adept in flattery. 'He always flat
tered a woman in those things upon
which he knew she valued herseli; and
the pure and the sjood fell before him.
'You play the fool one hour, and she
wili ever after,' is more than compli
mentary. Men think you love to' be
flaitr-red.and yourojfn jipnduct jastifie
the -belief. You Urn with a haughty,
injured air from one who would defend
you in all 'which you ought to value,
as valiantly as ever knight of old, but
he has too much straight-forward hon
esty to pay you a single unmerited
compliment, or to 'praise, your foibles;
you turn from fBchjarojii,, tt witePand
blush at hollow Vapj4"iuJUdoa.". j -
'Father, sb dlHotl.'. tall yea that' tbe
gentleman whose aociety. pleases you
so much, is not worthy of your confi
dence; he plays the 'injured innocence'
dodge; your woman's sympathies are
aroused ; you declare the world merci
less and misjudging; you faitcy your
insight, because more kind, is therefore
more 'true; and your bosoms glow in
generous vindicatioa of unappreciated
worth. And the wily words of one
whom you have resolved to.trust, out
weigh the warnings of friends, clear-
judging and interested only is year
welfare. Ah. ladies, wire, there none
but you' to gtsat awardb.I fear unpre
londinr merit would often go begging.
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while he who should blew the ibadesi
trumpet, t would wia the moat apjlaasw;
From Eve down to the latest case of
scandal, women havef, allowed them
selves to be daped,raad stilt refuse to
be taught by bitter and. oft-repeated
experience. 8t. Paul gays expressly
thai Adam was. sot, deceived ; and pro
bably, it is no poetical fancy which sap
poses that, he gallantly plunged over
board, resolved to share tbe fate of bis
deareLthovgh. weaker, self., .w
Now, I would not have you suspi
cious or prudish; furthest possible from
it I would have you believe that the
world is full of true-hearted, trus-twor-thy
men. But they are oftenest those
who tell the rough, rugged truth in
plain English; who distrust the 'sur
face,' and quietly and unpretentiously
weigh your true worth. If they find
you empty, gilded toys, they will scorn
you, but if they see in you unaffected
delicacy, combined with artless candor,
a pure, trustful woman heart, tbey yield
you a whole souled reverence, which
any woman might be proud to win.
'If you will be true toyourselve and
to your own better instincts, true men
will lore you with a nobler love than
such sham sentimentav, would lead
them to humor and pet you, while
the neither trust nor resnect vou.
Sister be worthy of it, and, those whom
for ages, you have called 'lords', will
reverently took up lo you as guiding
spirits, and will guard you to the dead
as a holy trust.
'Finally, in forming your estimate of
a man, be assured lliat the candid opin
ion of one of his owa sex is worth
more than tbe judgementof two women.
Men ar often poor judges of women,
bat they know men better than you do.'
CnifUsHwry Zt V Let Budc Bill.
Ib the year 17fi0, one of the direc
tors of the. Bank of England, a very
rich man, had occasion for 30,000
which he was to pay as the price of an
estate be bad just bought; to facilitate
the matter, he carried the sum with him
to the bank and obtained for it a bank
bill. On his return home, he was sud
denly called out upon some particular
business, he threw the note carelessly
on tbe chimney, out wnen ne earn
back a few minutes afterwards, to look
it up, it vxas.aol to be found. No one
had entered the room; be could not
therefore suspect any person. At last,
after much ineffectual search, he was
persuaded that it had fallen from the
chimney into the fire. fr
The director went to acquaint his
colleagues with his misfortune; and as
he was known 10 be a perfectly honora
ble man, be was readily believed. It
was only about four and twenty hours
from the time that be had deposited his
money; they thought, therefore, that it
would be hard to refuse his request for
a second bill. He receircd it upon
giving an obligation to restore the hist
bill if it should ever be found, or. pay
the money himself if it should be pre
sented by a stranger.
About thirty years afterwards (the
director having been long dead, and
his heirs in possession of his fortune.)
an unknown person presented the lost
bill at the bank, and demanded pay
merit. It was in vain that they men
tioned to thfs individual tbe transaction
by which that bill was aunulled ; he
would not listen to it ; he maintained
that it had come to him from abroad,
and insisted oa immediate payment.'
The note was payable to bearer, and
the thirty thousand pounds were paid
to mm. me neirs 01 me .uirccwr re
fused restitution, and tbe bank was
obliged to sustain the loss. It was dis
covered afterwards, tbat an architect,
having purchased the director's house,
had it taken down, in order to build an
other upon the same spot, had found
the note in a crevice of the chimney,
and made his discovery an engine for
robbing tbe bank.
Carelessness, equal to that here re
corded, is not at all uncommou, and
gives the bank enormous profit against
which the loss of a mere thirty thous
and pounds, is but a trifle. Bank notes
havebeen known to light pipes, to wrap
up snuff, lo be used as curl papers,
and British tars, mad with rum and
prize-money, have not unfrequently, in
timo of war, eaten them as sandwiches
between bread and butter. In forty
years, between the years 1792 anil 1832,
there were outstanding notes of the
Bank of England, (presumed to have
been lost or destroyed) amounting to
one million three hundred and thirty
odd thousand pounds, every shilling of
which was clear profit to the bank.
Houtekoid Words.
Soicidb of a Mav raoM Filial la
obatitodb. The Rome (N. Y.) Sen
tinel gays that an old man named Mich
aerKropp, about seventy-four, years of
age, hung himself in tbe woods about
three miles east of Aga Comers, Onei
da county, a day or two since. He
tiarl two song whose farms joined, and
who had disputed about taking care of
and supporting we ma m, uu vua
of the sob complained to the other
that the old mas lived with, tbat he did
not furnish bisa with comfortable cloth
ing, nor enough to eat, which created
family fend tbat continued for tome
ttBM, until the old man. being probably
discouraged aad.dswBca'.teaed. with bo
hopes for the future' hjpg himself.
' lUld aadtlMaUwwsr.'
4I'a large, lonely, -"bouse, sitaatedin
thesoathof lasilarid. there ee.lived
a lady and her two maid-servaaU.-r
They were far away from all human
habitations, bat tbev, seemed' to have
ten bo tear, but to have dwWt there
peacefully aad happily. IU waVthe
lady's custom with her asaioWjtlgo
round the house every" eveajago see
if all the doors and windows were prop
erly secured. One sight she bad, ac
companied them as usual, and ascer
tained that all was safe. They left her
in the passage close to fcerumn room.
and then went to their owa; which was
quite at the outside of the house. As
the lady opened the door; she distinctly
saw a man under the bed. What could
she do? Her servants-were faraway;
and could not bear ttqr if.she screamed
for help, and even if they had come to
her assistance, these three' weak women
were no match for a desperate house
breaker. How, then, did she act?
She trusted in God. Quietly she clos
ed the door, and locked it on tbe, inside,
which she was always in the habit of
doing. She then leisurely brushed ber
hair, and putting on her dressing gown,
she took her Bible aad sat dowH to read.
She read aloud, and chose a chapter
that had peculiar reference to God's
watchfulness over us, and constant care
of us by night and by day. When it
was finished, she knelt and prayed at
great length, still uttering her words
aloud, especially commending herself
and servants to uod s protection, and
dwelling upon their utter helplessness,
and dependence upon Him to preserve
them Irom all danger. At last she rose
from her knees, put out her candle, and
laid down in her bed, but she did not
sleep. After a few minutes had elaps
ed, she was conscious that the man was
standing by her bedside. He begged
of her not to be alarmed. "I came
here to rob you, but after the words you
have uttered, no power on earth could
induce me to hurt you, or touch a thing
in your house. But you must remain
perfectly quiet and not attempt to in
terfere with me: 1 shall now give a
signal to my companions, which they
will understand, and then we will go
awayand you may sleep in peace, for
I give you my solemn word no one shall
harm you, and not the smallest thing
belonging to you shall be disturbed."
lie then went to the window, opened it,
and whistled softly. Returning to the
lady's side (who had not spoken or
moved) he said, "Now I am going.
Your prayer has been .heard, and no
disaster will befall you." He then left
the room, and soon all was quiet, and
the lady fell asleep, still upheld by that
calm and beautiful faith and trust.
When the morning dawned, and she
awoke, we may feel assured she pour
ed out her thanksgivings and praises
lo Him who had "defended" her "under
His wings," And kept her "safe under
his feathers," so that she was not
"afraid of any terror by night." The
man was true to his word, and not a
thing in the house had been taken. Oh!,
shall we not hope that his heart was
changed from that day forth and that
he forsook his course, and cried to that
Savior, "who came to seek and save
that which was lost," and even on the
cross did not reject the penitent thief.
From this story let us learn to put,our
whole trust and confidence in God.
The lady's courage was indeed wonder
ful, but the Lord was her defense upon
her right hand, and "with Him all things
are possible. London Packet.
We have received an extract from a
letter fully corroborating the remarkable
anecdote of "ThrLady aad the Robber,"
ia our Oct. number, aad adding some
facts tbat enhance tbe wonder and
mercy of her escape. We quote the
words or the letter: "in the nrst place
the robber told her that if she had given
the slightest alarm or token of resis
tance, he had fully determined to mur
der her. so that it was God's good guid
ance that told her to follow the course
she took." Then before he went away
he said: "I must have the book you
read out of," and rarried off her Bible,
willingly enough given, you maybe
sure. This happened many years ago,
and only comparatively recently did the
ladv hear anv more of him. one was
attending a religious meeting in. York
shire, where after several aoted clergy
and others had spoken, a maa arose,
stating that he was employed as one of
tbe book-hawkers ot, me society, ana
told tbe storr. of the midnight adven
ture, as a testimony of the wonderful
oower of the word of God. He con
eluded. "I was that man." The lady
rose from her seat in the hall, and said
nuifltlv. "It is all auite true. I was that
lady." and sat down. London Pack.
Curran, opposed to Lord Clare, said
that he reminded him of a chimney
sweep, who had raised himself by
dark and dusky ways, and then called
aloud to the aeighborhoed to witness
his dirty elevation!
If we were-asked what physio'iaa
stood at the top of his profession, we
thoald say it was .tha gentleman who
was is the habit of attending "patieBts
on a monument;" " '
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, Major Horatio Aleav the eagiaeer of
the .Mew York aad fine Kailroad, ta a
speech'- made durinr the recent festival
occasion, gave the foHowiag account of
the first trip made oa a.toeomotive-oa
this continent: , -n
"It was in the, year 1828, on the
banks of the Lacka waxen, at the com
mencement of the railroads connecting
the canal of the'Delaware asd fladsba
Canal Company, with 'tiseir coal atiaea,
and he who addressee !yoa was the only
person oa. that locomotive. Tbe cir
cumstances which led to ray being alone
on the engine were these : The road
had beea built in the summerthe struc
ture was of hemlock Umber, aad rails of
large dimensions notched on caps plac
ed far apart. The timber had cracked
and warped from exposure to the sun.
After about 300 feet of straight liae the
road crossed the' Laekawaxen Creek on
trestle work, about thirty feet high,
with a curve of three hundred aad fifty
five to four hundred feet radius. The
impression' was very geaeral that the
tron monster would either break down
the road or it would leave the track at
the curve aad plunge, into the creek.
My reply to such apprehensions was
that it was too late to consider the pro
bability of such occurreaces; there was
no other' coarse thau to have a trial
made of the strange aaimal, which had
been brought, here at great expense ;
but tbat it was not necessary that more
than one should be involved in its fate;
that I woald take the first ride alone,
and the time would come when I should
look, back to the incident with great in
terest. As I placed ray hand on the
throttle-valve handle, I was andecided
whether 1 should move slowly or with
a fair degree of speed; but, believing
that tbe road woald.. prove safe, aad
ptefering if we did go, down. to. go
handsomely, aad without any evidence
of timidity, I started with considerable
velocity, passed the curve over the
creek. safely, and was soon oat of hear
ing of the vast assemblage. At the end
of two or three miles 1 reversed the
valve and returned without accident,
having thus made the first railroad trip
by locomotive on the Western Hemi
sphere. ATEADEAFOlTUli.
If parents woald consider the welfare
and happiness of their .children, they
would choose the virtuous mechanic.
farmer, or honest trader, as companions
and helpmates, instead of the rich, who
aside from their income have no means
ofsubsistence. '
How often docs this question arise, and
from religious parents, too, in choeing
companions and suitors tor their daugh
ters. ;
"Is ho rich?" If the daughter an
swers," Yes, he is rich, he is a gentle
man, neat ia his dress, and can live
without work," the parents are pleased.
Not maiiv years ago, a Polish lady,
of plebeian birth, but of exceeding beau
ty and accomplishments, won the affec
tions of a young nobleman, who having
her consent, solicited her from her fath
er in marriage, and was refused. We
may easly imagine the astonishment of
the nobleman.
"Am I not," aaid he, "of saficient
rank to aspire to your daugter's haad?' '
"You are undoubtedly of the best
blow! of Poland."
-"And my fortune and reputation are
they not"
"Your estate is magnificent; aad yoar
conduct is irreprochable."
Then, having your daughter's con
sent, how should lexpect.a refusal?"
"This, Sir," the father replied, " is
my only child, aad her happiness is the
chief concern of my -life. vAll the pos
sessions of fortune are precarious ; what
fortune gives to her caprice she takes
away. I see no security for the inde
pendence and comfortable living of a
wife but one ; in a word, 1 am resolved
tbat no one shall be she. husband of my
daughter who is ot at.,the same time
roaster of a trade l"
The nobleman bowed, aad retired si
lently. A year or two after the father
was sitting at the door, and saw ap-
E reaching the house wagons ladea with
assets, and at the head of the caval
cade a person .in the dress of a basket
maw. And who do vou suppose it
was ? The former suitor of his daugh
ter, the nobleman, hnd turned basket
maker. He was bow master of a trade
and brought the wares made by his own
bands for inspection, and a certificate
frcm his employer in testimony of his
skill- r . .. .
Tha coaditioaa beiBir fulfilled, ao
further obsticle was opposed to tbe mar
riage. But the story is Botyet doae.
The revolution came, fortunes were
plundered, and lords were scattered as
chaff before the lour wiads of heavea.
Kings became beggars, some of them
trachers : and the noble Pole supported
his wife and father in the infirmities of
age, by his basket-making industry.
Aa Irishman, fishing ia the rain, was
observed carefully koepmjr his line aa
der the arch of tbe bridge. U paw Be
ing asked tbe reason, he replied aa fol
lows: "Share; an' woa't the" fish be
crowding, here to keep oat of the; wet,
ye spalpeen?"
The Papal Government had nleased
the political prisoners in the Bomagna.
Fate af lata attnmmM-
. The unhappy fate of those who have
ruled Fraaeetfor the Vast seveaty yearsj
ana we aepuiiet aahwerrsjaa i 0;j waea
they descended aftsc. tbsir'asdUtioa,
is a leasoa which' asay well l roader?
ed Over by those who iasagiaa that tbw;
Gth (orrery- arrdrera4B,-Bds7a
The preseat asoaarch .afliFsaaesx'
Louk iKaporeoa. wttetjjtett-fatx
aa exiie, aaawaaatx years, eoaaawa aa
a puBwaaaaatlbfclua-p alumajj pretafi
sions. , r -,
His predecessor. Louis Phillippe,
was nearly thirty years aa exije. berbre
ha came to the throne. His exile was
attended with great poverty aad paia
Alter being Jung for eighteen ".years,
he was driven from the throne' aad, fi
nally died aa exile, a miserable picture
of fallen greataesa. '
Charles A.predeceasor to Louts Phil
lippe, was also driven, from the throne.
and died an exile. More than half his
Hie was spent in the anibrtuaate cda-
ditioa of aot beiag allowed to visit the
land of his fathers: His sob died aa
exile; arid his grandson has sever beea
allowed to visit France.
The father "of Louis Phillippe, the
Duke ot Orleans, was execafed ob the
gaiHotine. -''- '
'The eldest son aad heir of Louis
Philligpe, the Dake of Orleaas, waa
.thrown- from his carriage aad killed.
Louis Phillippe's graadsoB, ibeDuke
of Chartres, is now ia exile. '
The predecessor of Charles X. upon
the French throne, was Loak'XVlII.
He was tweaty-six years' ia, exiler BBd
was a decrepid aad tottering old man,
wheB he came to the throne.
' His predecessor was Npoleon I.,
who perished a prtsoaer oa the rock' of
St. Helena.
Napoleon's predecessor in the French
uorerafflent,ttobespierre,was executed.
Robespiene's predecessor.Louis A, VI
was executed, as was also his wife. Ma
tie Antoinette, aad his sister Elisabeth.
His son, Louis XVII., died misera
bly from orer, work, as an apprentice
to a shoemaker.
Still, with all this record of private
misery, which has attended every one
who has been a ruler of France, in
seventy years, there is an active com
petition always going on for the French
AaoadoU af Stafhea Girard.
Old Girard had a favorite Clerk, and
he always said 'he intended to do well
by Ben Lippincott.' So when Ben'got
to be twenty-oaehe expected to hear
the Governor say something of bis fu
ture prospects, and perhaps lend a help
incr hand ia starting him. in the world.
But the old fox carefully avoided the
subject Ben mastered courage. 'I
suppose I am now free, sir aaid he,
'aad I thought I woald aay- something
to .you as to my course. What do,, you
think I had better do? 'Yes, yes, 1
know you are,' said the old millionaire,
'and my advice is that you go arid learn
the cooper's trade. '
This application of 'ieo nearly froze
Ben oat. bat recovering his equilibri
um.' he said if Mr Girani waa ia eara
est. he would do so.' '1 am is earnest;'
and Ben forthwith roaht the best
cooper in Spring Garden, became, an
apprentice, and in due time could make
aa good a barrel as the best: Hean"
nounced'to 'old Stephen that ''he had
graduated, aad waa ready to setup business-
The .old manjseemed gratified,
and immediately idered4bree of the
best barrels he "could tarn out. Bea
did liis prettiest, and wheeletFtheas up
to the old mart-'s coaatiag room. Old
Girard pronounced them first-rate, aad
demanded the price. 'Oae dollar,.' said
Ben, 'is as low as I can live by-
'Cheap enough make oat your hill.'
Tbe bill was made oat, aad old Steve
settled it with a check for 920,000,
which he accompanied with this little
moral to the story: "There, take that,
aad invest it in tbe best possible bub-
ner, and if you are unfortunate and lose
it, you will have a good trade to fall
back upoa, which will afibrd yoa a
good living."
Fiva Paa Cbst. A somewhat ver-
daat iadividual called oa a jeweler ia
Montreal, aad stated that, he had maa-
aged to accumulate, by hard labor for
the past few years, some seventy-five
dollars; tbat he wished to invest in
something, whereby he might make
money a little faster, aad he bad eoa-
oluded to take some of his stock aad
neddle it oat. . The jeweler selected
what he thoaght woald sell readily,
and the new peddler started on hu first
trip. He was' gone tut a few days,
whea he returned, bought 'as much
agaia as before, and started onhia sec
ond trip. Again he returned, aad
greatly increased his stock. Pe suc
ceeded ao well, and accumulated so
fast, that the jeweler oae day asked
whatp'rofit he obtained oa what ha aaid?
''Well. I pat on 'bout five per ceat."
The jeweler thought Jhat a very
small profit, aad expressed as much'.
"Well." said the peddler, "I aWt
know as I exactly aaderataad 'beat per
cent, but aa article for which I pay
yoa oae dollar, I generally, sell for fire!"
"What hare; yoa-to're1nark,i madam,
about mrjstngiag?" ' . t.
"Nothing, sir. it is not-r markaWt."
' -a.'r mum? ' iijr i?.
1 t &jji1lr&u baa .y?i&i "
-a-s.-j.-. - T-
2T!. asm.
ajfri.'JrS;r v iag
raBsa' V ,"a-wt t A TJ-Ir
amJ ifnT ill laV'"- r
''bJ wsanweF WaWeWewm A-fH
dMewtatav. lamamsj, ... ,1
yea mach injured natlarasi ttjOntrjo
aft for fodder.- Taawssrve bay WMNa'- - .
Uii - Viti iammamas
coramoaly employed are these: v,
Mixing ia layers of old dry, straw av
nay ; makiar 'a ehtaney or teatltetet
inrouga tat saww 'sawse-; i
with-taascaWKaMl; aad '
salt apaa the sasssasiva lay era ar.
of the too damp taateriel. Tha latter
is, we beTkveVthe'ptwVwaiiva' apost fre
qaeatly resorted to. The snaatereaaa
.- -' mmM '"" a -
aad caafyanionee af thai ahsvw tha either
asaihosW prefaaed,; aaay he) tha Braasiaal
caWseof its more geaaral adoptioa.
Still it haaoae decided advaH4ace'ia
addition to the mveility of its iipMaM.
aamely, the rein -whieh k aammaai
eates ta tha hay or attaw apwa: wbwIs
itaaay ha sfnakled.,-, Araaa has cvaaa
to oar kaowledra ia which a hay .was
employed to spriakle a teasjMMafaV -
a little over, of aait'irpoa each " Wadm
of wheat whieh was stacked Isefera tha
straw, with tha weada aadyoaag gtmm
ta it waa sBBKieBtly.slry. After uraaa
ing, the stack of straw ia the yard waa
voraciously attacked by tha atoek hay
ing access to it. aad the eowsaad yownr
cattle woad aot aafreqaealyleave Bhair
rations of good hay forI,aa aUaekBfast
the straw stack. . ,
Cases of a similar kiad, showing the
avidity with which salted hay.' even
when (Managed er of mrarier qaaKty. k
often eatea by horses aad cattle haws
frequently beea recorded. - .Bat aa this
method of saviaa wet or uaeured. hay.
4c, is liable to abases aad ohjctxaa,
perhaps a'better auy hare beea feaaJJ
oat by some of aar- readers: Ci asm M
Genttewum. t .
i - sr.
The washerweasea of Hellaad aad
Belgium, who get ap thwir Kaease
beautifally white, use refiaed boraxaa a
washing powder. Instead of soda, iardtar
proportion of a luge haadfal of' borax
powder to about ten galfoas, of boihag
water ; they save ia soap aeaily half.
For laces, cambrics, s.t a straag.eo
luiioa is necessary. Borax beiag a
semiaeatral'salt, does not ia tha slight-
est'degree iajare the textare of the aa'eat
lines ; itt eaact is to seftea taa harden
water, aad therefore it shoald ha heat
oa every toilet-table. ., 4 7
WaaavL -"
Laad. for wheat caa baasade tea aW.
The Genessea Farmer , aaya: "Wheat
likes a firm, compact soil ;'sad if left
somewhat rough aad cloddy. 'it ia. aioaa
the worse." Thr Rural New "Yorker
says : "All experienced wheat growers
will agree that wheat does atask better
whea the sail .is kft a little coarse or ,a
portion of it in small chirj. thaa whea
it is all pulverized." The Bostoa Cal
ti valor eopies tha remark' aad adds.
"There, caa be ao doubt af thMtacC
.1 believe that there are aoaw-sails
whieh should boI be plowed deep, aaeh
as the light sandy, tha gravelly, the pea
ty; etc., when porous aad tnaele; aaa
resting oa a sabsoU af tha sassBcharaa
ter. - i ra ,. od
" The other day, a young maa, having
fallen ia love with a daassel residing ta
Royal Oak. Miehigaa, aad finding bobm
difacalty ia obuiaiag tha uvarable
couateaaaca, of the father, eloped wijh
her, makiBg his way to Detroit, 'aad
taking pasaaga oa 'a steamboat for hla
future haaae. Just aa the-beatwaiB
about to start, tha mfuriatedefistbar
rushed oa board aad proceeded to.thraat
en the abductor of bia daaghter with' a
caning. Blinded by hk sssion. he did
not remarsr that 'the plaak had beea
hauled ashore, aad ha waa accotdiagry
carried off, thas presenting tha aaiqaa
spectacle of a family ekaeaseaU .m
understood that the father waa iadaced
to give away hia child with good fjrivee.
ia ccasideratioa- af- whkh he waa 'paid
his ratara aassaga Btoaey by the.aaa:ia
law. Zaaw. LSapmlck-j
Caosa Ptnirosaa. ' 1 have ta mforsa
yoa tbat I have befa.asarrkd ataeaI
saw yoa -
Not so mach tie better, for gay. wife
proved aa arraat ahre w. ' ir''
ao macs taa warse. ,. .tus
Not aa arach tha weaw, .tar? aha
kmastit aa a Cartwaa
""-ft?" - . " T .,--,
bo much the batter.', ,
'Not so mach the batter, forjwith'Ue
moaey 1 baaght a gram aaataer of
sheep, whkh died af tha rat.' -j .sri
'So mach the worse.' u . t .
Not so mach. the one for I "sold
tha wool, aad with tha predict1 built
ahoaae.' '" '
8e mach tlM better- A.i '
Not aa maah tha WUar; formy
bawaad !;-xi a i ef
Sastach tha. worse, i t -
Not so. mach the"wore, for i
ST win
was in
Jt " -
eaae--memes I I . lamilJIiiV , f
acaaieseace af all the ' Pawera
z.... y nmttnmem waa con-
ideTadrSm-aasIit'will Ut at
Pitris in OcfoVr.

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