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Tim immonae J o V1 *v" Sctahlcs, flic luscious heaps ot fruit, the blooming I ispluy of (lowers, of every variety and color, all 1 glittering in the resplendence of innumerable gas l light, and tallow candles?tlio busy, rosy, laugh- 1 ing huckster women, the jolly butchers, brandish- i ing their bright cleavers?the medley and carts, | wagons, horses and dogs?the bum, the bustle, t and the noise of shuHling feot?all combine to < form a scene so lively, so gay, and so animating, I you might almost fancy it a matter of itnjtossibilily i that there could bo a human being in all that tnot- 1 ley qoqgrcgntion who was not as happy and do- < lighted as yourself. Yet you would fancy wrong, ? for there are oftentimes some very miserable beings in that crowd. The one with whom it first comes within the province of this story to deal, was extremely miserable?that is, if appearances i are any guide to judgment in such matters. He \ was a very ragged and forlorn looking man, and t had the bleared eye and bloated face of one uddictcd.to the vice of intempeiance. As it is not i _ absolutely indispensable to the p'lribtff inJuo4.ta.fi specify the date of the particular Saturday night on which this individual figured, as we are about 5 to Tebtte, in the crowd at Marsh Market, we will i merelv meniion tlmf if wna smn? --V ?- ? ? v*?? "a"' I elbowed his passage halt way down the spare, < and paused in front of the Arcade. For a few t moments ho gazed at the huge transparency over i the upper story, which exhibited a full length and ' breadth portrait of Daniel Lambert, and ndvertiz- t cd that all sorts of unheard-of curiositios, jugglers, \ ballancers, an alligator and and an Fgyptian mum- I iny, could be seen up stuirs for a shilling. After I his eyes were satisfied with the figures on the tran- 1 sparency, and his ears had drank in a sufficient | quantity of the cracked sounds of tamborine and vio- I lit), which were ringing jovially out from behind i it, he passed into the avenue of tho Arcade, eye- I ing the different persons who were trafficking at 1 the stalls there, with a seemingly interested curi- I <v?ity. At length he stepped boldly up to a spruce- i ly dressed young fellow, who was bargaining with : a dark eyed Jewess, for a pair of kid gloves, and asked in the usual phrase, though not with the i whining accents of a common beggar? ? I "Young man, could you spare me a small sum i f/\ naliooo r*? ar <1 i.?? %vr lUiir.fC III f uiniicascs) "hnpostibl-c," was the rejoinder, "I have more little necessities myself than my money will supply. Besides I never encourngo beggars." < Before the sentence was finished, the mendicant had turned away, and was repeating his petition to a youth in homespun, who was looking over a book stall. "Could I spare you a 9mall sum?" returned the latter, raising a faco upon w\iich there was an expression of frankness, and good nature, and speaking in jt tone of unsophisticated seriousness as betrayed him but a recent participator of city life?"that depends upon what use you will make of it. Arc you sure you don't want it to buy rum?" The beggar hesitat;^ ? moment, and then, as if in spite of the degradation which reduced him to beggary, he scorned to lie, answered? "I am sorry to confess, I want it for that very purpose." "I'm sorry to hear you confess it," said the young man; and laying his hand upon the inebriate's arm, he drew him aside to a spot a little rcrctired from the crowd. Here ho again addressed him? "Have you a family?" "A wife and one child," replied the beggar. "And what is your occupation?" "I have none. I was clerk in a house on Market street?it failed, and I could not obtain employment. My troubles drove me to drink, and brought me to this condition." "Don't you think, if you were to stop drinking, you could now get employment, and make yourself and your wife and child happy and comfortable!" "The man lifted his eyes to the face of his young monitor, with a stare that betrayed these queries were becoming unpleasant, and perhaps, that he thought them a little impertinent, coming from *> imcaporienccd a source; but the ingenu ous interest with which the youth regarded him, induced him to answer complacently. "The fact is, I have become so habituated to drink, that it would be impossible for me to break off." "Impossible?pshaw! said the other, "I don't bolievc there it such a thing as an impotribility any more. Why, I'll tell you what?when I oame to this city three months ago, 1 had not the first cent .in my pocket?for it had taken my all to pay my passage down from Frederick?and I did not know a soul in the place. I looked about all the afternoon for employment at my business,?I am a silversmith?and when night came on I hod w V i ' * 1 . ' fJ spa rt r (\firnu. s. c l?l?nwwit I H I II Mill 91.111, found any. About eight o'clock I sat down in one of the stalls of that market house. I was tired and sick. 1 had not eaten a mouthful since I started from Frederick in the morning. I thought it was impossible for mo to get any thing to do, or any thipg to eat, when an old lady who kept a cake stand, and who had got out of patience waiting for her husband, offered me sixpence to carry her basket home. 1 agreed; and she gave me not only the sixponce, but a good supper; and when I had satisfied her that 1 was not a runaway apprentice, offered me lodgings for the night. I started out next morning, and boforo night, 1 found a situation. I's a hard one, to be sure, and I don't make much; yet it isn't imjwssible for me to give you a dollar, ifyou'llmakc the right usoof it; and poor as wc both arc, it is'nt impossible that you and I mny bo rich and happy men some day." At the conclusion of tins story, which the ragged man h'ad listened to with a show of impancnce, the unsophisticated yourh STtpped the amount mentioned into his hands and left him abruptly. The man passed down the space to a tavern, and paused at the door, as if debating in his mind whether to enter and spend the dollnr he had received for rum, or tako the advice of his young benefactor, and strive to reform. The strug gic seemed to do a strong one, and after some five minutes' hesitation, he turned and walked onward, with the slow and irresolute step of one whoso course was undecided. Wo will now return to tho generous youth, who, after tho churitable act related, bent his steps homewards, soon forgetting, in the multitude of objects that attracted his attention, the little incident in which he had l>een the chief actor. He found it possible, on his way to assist an old lame porter, who was staggering along under the weight of a large leather trunk; without hesitation, he took hold of one end of if, and supported half the burden. Nor did he relinquish it until it had reached its destination, although the charitable office led him several squares out of his way. When the trunk was at length set down on the steps of a three story brick in Lexington street, he concluded to pnuse awhilo, partly because he had too much of obligingness in his disposition to interrupt the loquacity of the porter, who wns earnestly detailing the circumstances of a firemen's row, which had occurred the night before, and partly because he was pleased with the sound of 1 piano, accompanied by a soft voice, which :ume floating through the window blinds from the louse. While he was standing there, a gentlenan, with the usual accompaniments of a traveler, an umbrella under one arm, and a great coat lan gling arcross the other, came up, und drawing jut bis purse, demanded of the old man bis cliurge. "Twenty-five cents," was the reply. "And yours?" he continued, turning to our hero. "Oh," returned Hitc Ellery?it is time we had nentioncd his name?"Oh, I shall be satisfied vith the privilege of a scat upon the step until i,0 lo.Kr B_:-i? i ? v ?MJ ?? iaiii9iit:i? ucr 9UI1^. ou arc moderate," said the gentleman; "but fyou will come in, you con hear it to better #d 3B-. ' i. # This Was said in a matter of courso tone which eemed to anticipate no refusal; and tlic door bong now opened, Hite, so abashed by the uncx>ected invitation, that he knew not how to dedine it, was ushered into the hall, and thence, afer the gentleman had met and saluted his wife, nto a handsome little parlor, where he was left without even the ceremony of a word of explanation, with a girl in a faded calico dross and infashionable leghorn l?onnet. She appeared, from the last named article of her attire, to have >een upon the eve of departure, and to have merely paused to amuse a child of eight or ten, who, perched upon a chair, reclined its hend delightfully upon one end of the instrument she was fingering. The child no sooner become aware of its father's arrival, tbun it ran from the room, than leaving the youth entirely alone with the unknown female, who now abruptly ceased her song, and sat running her fingers idly over the keys of the instrument. He felt embnrrassed. He had not been much accustomed to the society of the softer sex, and had none of the set phrases of the gallant at command. Feeling constrained to say something, yet ignorant what form of address etiquette might require in his particular case, he resolved upon a plain statement of the circumstances which brought him there, as the best mode of introducing himself. Hite seldom judged characters by dress; and the faded calico caused him as much timidity as a shining silk could have produced; it was, therefore, with some trepidation, that he walked up to the piano and said? "I ask pardon if I have interrupted you, Miss. 4 wus listening jo your song ai me uoor, wiien the gentleman who has just arrived, kindly invited me in. Ifyon arc so inclined, I shall be pleased to hear you finish it." "Certainly," replied the girl, turning towards him a ?ct of features, which a pair of brilliant eyes partially retrieved from the plainness which the misshapen leghorn threw over them. She then recommenced the air she had been performing.? Hite, though no connoisseur, soon perceived that she possessed great musical talent, and with very natural curiosity, was wondering if she was not a teacher of the art, when the lady of the house entered the room. When the piece was finished, she approached the girl and placed something in her hand. The young musician thanked her 111 a low tone, but the words were distinctly audible to Hite. "I am very, very much obliged to you," she said, "hut do not give me all now?keep this much until I come again. If I go home with all this, be will take it from me, and spend it in the manner that I told you." " As you will, child," returned the lady.? "Whenever you need it, call, and any time you should need assistance, do not hesitate to apply to me. Perhaps I may want you again next month, or the month after, at all events." "Thank you," said the girl; " I shall always oc nappy 10 ouugc you. .And now 1 must go before it grows lute." "I would not lot yon no nlono," said the lady, "hut Mr. 13. is so much fatigued from his journey, and a little unwell too." ^ As she spoke, she glanced at Hite, who, anticipating her wish, immediately offered his services. The girl hesituted, perhaps from a doubt as to the propriety of placing nerself under the escort of a perfect stranger. But the lady whispered that "he looked like a good-hearted fellow, whom nol>ody need fear." Thus assured, she of the faded calico turned to the young man with a courtesy. and accepted his offer. When his companion, at the door, placed he. hnn/4 in his arrn. Hite was conscious that it trembled, and fact would have contributed to his emharrmftmant, but. be bsd perceived, from what had paascd in the house, that she was a child of >'*l |^-'" v- ^yj^HiMMygi : WBP]fE^AY^l?j^ I *S want and trouble, and hi IrnevohjK Mings ur-11 mounted his diffidence. His heart [had a great affinity for ull kinds of h#nan distress One drop of water has not a greiter propcnqty to unite with another, on coming in contact, t^an had his sympathies to mingle \vp the* sorrow! and sufferings of his fellow bcin&. The lan<aago which springs from such feelfigs seldom fal to find its ?? tl./' i - ?^?-1 I ,?ajr ?v? uk ix-'uri 01 me fearer, and H|o succeeded, though wVhout the remotest desig of engaging her affection, in making such nij improssion on the girl's mink, that it was not likel r she would soon forget her stronger gallant of tV it evening. He, too, ere they replied her heme, 1 as interested by something more than the mar featntion of distress which had at h^t claimed hi sympathy. Thoro was a charm in thc^oftness ar I molody of her clear voice, which rivetod t.he to es upon the memory; and there was an rlcv^iod of thought and feeling in her words whkjh cW|lmftiuted/.iu&. respect. It was a little 6ingul&r,'Ailc^er, tlmt, notwithstanding the intimacy of shtimetit to which they attained befor^ the end oftheir walk', they parted without either having lfcrncd the other's name. Once more Hite turned towards h< no, which he reached this time without being intc up ted by any further tax upon his benevolence, do found his employer and his employer's wifl in some concern at his long absence, for he pd never kept lute hours, and, in fact, was now|ot a little surprised to learn that it was near twello o'clock, and that his fellow apprentices had Idg ago retired. | "Why, Hite, what has kept you $t so late 1 Come, give an account of yourself,isaid Mrs. Foil, in a tone which indicated more c> solicitude than displeasure. Hite was thinking odhe strange girl, and colored. "Really ! how he blushes," continual the lady to her husband, with good-natured rallery?" he has been doing something very V&d-t-don't you think so, Mr. boil?" "Why, you know there is"nothing Imiwissiblc with him," returned Mr. Foil, smiling at the youth's increasing confusion. Hite now attempted to cxculpa^ himself, by relating his adventures. Tliis was \ superfluous task, for they had as much confidence in his good principles, as they had in the correjtness of the sun-dial, by which*Mr. Foil had roguatod his time pieces for the last twenty year9. Hisstorv ended, ine lady expressed her conviction that it was not impossible he might oversleep himself in the morning. Taking the hint, he lighted his Ump, and retired. Hite's was one of those natures which we meet with only here and there in the throng which crowds the pathway of life, and in whick there is always a correspondence of conduct v/ith sentiment. He never qssumcd a virtue which he did not possess, and ncvur strove to conceal or palliate an error of which he vns $pnscious. Jic not only despised duplicity in utfifers, hut he strove to guard against it in himsell??a.nd he so fur succocdfiiLjJtftfJ'O Posse?cd the ununited, confidence of ttt ZlJ. feature in the human character tristtl ^indor. It wu8 a feutuse in Hito's character, winch, though it sometimes subjected him to the derisive taunts of what in modern phrase is termed veriianc?/, yet invariably proved a key to the respect and esteem of all with whom his destiny brought hirt in contact. Even the most subtle of those wId glory in the appellation of "knowing ones," wide they smiled at his ingenuousness, could not vithhold the tribute ol inward respect to this quality of his heart. Nor did lie ever find it to his disadvantage in any one pursuit of his life?that old adtge, (too generally, we are sorry to say, received ilto practice in society of the present day) that 'It is safest to meet the devil with his own weapons," to the contrary, notwithstanding. In fait, he was often able to foil, by the simple force of (ruth, the arts of those, whom others, equally pkilled in duplicity, had opposed in vain. Another trait in Ilite's character wns> his willingness to encounter any obstacle whick opposed the accomplishment of duty or social obligations, 11* -* / ? " * - " unci iiis rejection 01 that tavonte plea ol indolence and imbecility?"the itnjfosailil." was required of him by his employer?no favor by a friend, or by any reasonable creature, which he did not undertake with the expression, " I believe it's not impossible," And his case was a happy illustration of the force of example. His fellow apprentices, and, indeed, all the members composing Mr. Foil's household?who had not, before his arrival amongst them, been very remarkable for industry or kindly feeling?were first won to esteeming him for his system of "doing things," and from esteeming him to emulating him, until they at length all adopted his admirable motto as a rule 01 conduct, and, as the worthy silversmith himself subsequently had occasion to remark, the only thing that seemed, anymore, impossible with them, were discord in their daily intercourse and delinquency in their daily duties. ( To he. continued.) Hope.?Hope is like a poplar beside a river? undermined by that which '.reds ?t-^-or like"7rbuT" terfly, crushed by being caught-?or liko a foxchase, of which the pleasure is in the pursuit?or like revenge, which i? generally converted into disappointment or remorse as soon as it is accomplished?or like a will-o'-the-wisp, in running after which, through pbols and jpuddles you are not likely to catch any thing?.but a cold. i'oMTF-NRHs on ali. occa8ionm.?At a wedding recently, which took place at the ultar when the official priest put to the InJy tho home oucstion : '.'Wilt thou have this man to be thy wedded husband V she dropped tho prettiest courtsey, and with a modesty which lent her beauty an additional grace, "If you please, sir." Charming simplicity. Odd Things.?Tho newspapers at times havo odd things in them. Among the advertisements we read that "Two sisters want leashing,"?and that "a spinster, particularly ^ fondof children, wishes two or three, having P/Xtifrtffcsv own, nor any other employment." Lorenzo Dow once said, in speaking of tho grasping disposition of human nature?"though a furmer should get the whole world within his enclosure, he would still want a little spat on the outside for a potato patch." There are three kinds of praise ; that which we yield, that whioh wo lend, and that which we pay . We yiold it to the nowerful from fear, we lead it to the weak from interest, and we pay it to the desorving from * ' * " If/" ) I V $ $ ! i i.. IT AN T?a??>'f; >v .- v>.;W4?/n Mir An i iNMiiiii Li I u Bsemmm?i 'ajgaaapB FROM TUB NBW YORK SUffUAY MERCURY. SHORT PATENT SERMON.?BY DOW JR. ON RELIGIOUS DISSEMBLING. Text.?In Islington there was a nmnu, Of whom tho world might soy, That still n godly raco he ran, Wheu'cr he went to pray.?Gomismith. My Dear Hearers?Islington is not the only sea port or land town that contains such silverwashed ornaments to the christian religion as the one mentioned above. We find them wherever we go?they are around us just as thick as hemp and grass-hoppers, onty we don't always distin guish them from the real Simon Pure; but all we have to do is, to give them a little scratch with the thumb nail, and then it's easy enough to toll what stuff they are made of. These fellows get down on their marrow bones, and make long prayers just for a show off; but they could'nt liray, nt. all if the.v hadn't it. allxut and dried be-^ tore hand. I've seen them get boggled before now right in the middle of a prayer; because they wanted to vary it, and hnd'r.t the gumption to do the thing nicely. I once knew an old farmer up in Connecticut, who might be set down as a fair specimen of the whole batch of these cunning dogs, who lick the outside of the platter. He used to pray in his family every morning as regularly as the tea pot was emptied; but when offering up His thread-bare petition, one eye was single to tho glory of the Lord, and the other to matters nearer home. On one occasion, as he drew th6 big arm chair (over which he had been devoutly leaning) to the casement, he cast his eyes out of the window, and ero his humble prayer had arisen higher than the chimney top, exclaimed in the fullness of his heart: "There?there ?run, John ! them d?d hogs are all in the mowin n <rin f ' TTr?rr> mv linnnnro , ... -q... nvuivia) ?? uo uuc VI JUUI 11 UC men of Islington. "He ran a godly race whenI e'er he went to pray; but at any other time his raceconsisted in licking the devil round the stump." The coat of religion won't fit these deformed beings, any how you can fix it; it wrinkles in the bank?cuts under the arms?sits awkwardly and won't bear wetting. If I had my way, I'd strip every rag of hypocrisy from their backs, and leave gibing on them but the mere shirt of honesty, 'iKrich thc Jj0rd knows would be a thin covering. Their show of piety is only to help them along smoothly through this world. It makes them appear upright, just and equitable; but I do positively assert, that the man who thus counterfeits religion for the sake of the world, would not hesiiato to steal a sheep's head and pluck from a pauper's hovel. They will offer their spurious coin at the gate of Heaven, but it will be no go??can't go in with that shilling. As my venerable fntlier, who is now numbered with the dead, once observed?they burn out their candles in the service of the devil, and then throw the wick in the Almighty's face. Dearly beloved brethren?don't for the sake of common honesty, profess any more than you possess! take a pattern aftor me; be frank?be honest?apealwYpuxjDinds on all ocrnsums?toll the who was refused "aOmissfon Tnto served credit for his sincerity, when he said it made no difference to him, for he could go and enlist into the troop. It has been said that an honest man is the noblest work of God ; some say a pret iv woman is. mat as it may, l believe my congregation is pretty nearly of the riglit stampthough n little is yet lacking. I came among you to preach without script, ana an empty purse. Just fork over u few coppers more, and then if I don't ladle you out a mess of good pottage, it will be because your dishes are all bottom upwards.? I have a fondness for you all; and a deep affection for the souls of those young ladies in that back seat yonder. I have too frequently noticed the smiles of levity upon their countenances ; their eyes are oftencr turned to the young'men at their right, than upon me. I cannot see these buds ol purity contaminated : their immortal parts are toe beautiful and tender to be exposed to the chill winds of the world. 1 have hopes for them yet You, young gentlemen, who are now leaving the flowery lawns of youth, to enter the green bowers of manhood?I warn you never to dissemble : life with you is now a reality, nnd death will become so, sooner or later. Avoid hypocrisy?shun vice ?court virtue?end let the man of Islington go tc Hulifax. You, old men?who are scattering white L_? .1 - - * n nans upon mo grave?whoso leet totter?wliosr eyes grow dim?bear with me fora 6liort time Ion gcr, while I prepare for you u downy bed, so thai you may lie down and rest in everlasting peace.? So mote it bo ! Virtue ok Colu Water.?Dr. Shew, in a lot tor published in the N. Y. Tribune, thus speaks o the curative virtues of cold wafer, in cases whicl have been believed to be beyond the reach of ined icine. It has been the general opinion among physi cians that hydrophobia resists all curative means.? The immortal 3'riessnitz has succeeded in curin; it in dogs. The animals arc made fast, and thei dcuehed incessantly with very cold wntcr,until tin symptoms abate. The paroxysms at first increase After Tlouclnng, perspiration isLbroughton by coverings to retain the heat. Sir Charles Scudatnore, a well known medical author and practitioner of London, says that in the melancholy disease of hydrophobia and tetanus, the most active of the water-cure processes well deserves a trial. Many years ago one of his horses was seized with locked jaw, and the poor animal appeared to he fast approaching to a hopeless condition, the furrier having exerted all his skill in vain, The late professor Coleman by ehnnee arrived at the time and advised repeated effusions of the spine with the coldest water from buckets. After about an hour the pasins becamo relieved and a complete recovery ensued. The douche, a jet of water of any required size and height, can be made a most powerful agent? Even drops of water from a height make strong impressions upon tho living body. The douche is certainly one of tho most successful moans for taming tho furious maniac." Tho douche, or something much liko it, has beer introduced into the prisons, as the means of "taming" refractory convicts. None havo been found able to resist its influence. A gentleman rode up to a public house in th? oountry' and asked, "Who is the master of vhJi house t" "I am, sir," replied the landlord, my wife has been dead about three weeks," UasrtTi. Sion^?A man who had established a vp. pling house, was about to erect Ki? sign, and re< quested his neighbor's advice what inscription tc pot on it. The roan replied, 1 advise you to wriu on it. "Beggar* mad* h<n Vx MjBBSMMll--*1 JL 1 tU'llg' r w - * * . ? 21h v hMF sAb44r< ' .rffe* . 4r AfiMHU *V-ttW: -*:** Tro/tiSr #>'*< WJSik.p->v b.^. '4\i^v>wtf4#.u/., ? , n Sj ty a. r v * i'T r*;*f*> * - * f?"^r- ufijj y * # y'v ' lS?THItEE DOLLARS 1>BR ANNUM. ? ?, IfOJI, Editor* #sMtl Proprietor*. 7 AGRICULTURAL. TO YOUNG MEN?FARMERS' SONS. In addressing this class of readers, I wish to lay aside the dignity of the editor, and come among you as one of your own number. For I too am a young man, and farmer's son ; and I know from experience what disadvantages you labor under in the pursuit of knowledge, and what numerous discouragements you meet in your efforts for intellectual improvement. But I also know, that if you have the will yon can succeed in making great attainments ; and I know, too, that there is a great work for you to do, and gtcat things will bo expected of you. Immense responsibilities rest upon you, as those who are about to assume tho management of our much-abused farms?as those to whom the community must look fur that reform, in our nractice of agriculture which is bo imperi- ' ousiy aemacaca atuie present urne. - it oegtcr.^a ?: be plainly seen that it Still not do-Tor v^j to follow in tne beaten t racts ofyoA" fathers, a ad content yoai> selves with doing as that' have done. They received their lands at lot/ prices, fresh from the hand of God, abounding with fertility, and producing plentiful crops with little skill or labor; while the absence of western competition enabled them to obtain a ready market for all their surplus; and their simpler habits and fewer wants, rendered it less difficult for them to attain respectability and happiness in their profession. But how different is your situation 1 You obtain your lands at high prices, and many of them so impoverished by a long course of bad culture, that the staple productions are greatly diminished ; or the fields are so filled with noxious weeds, that a double amount of labor is necessary to obtnin even a scanty crop.?? While the competition from the vast W est is so rrrno? o ?\/1 I ? * 1 ^ (5'tov aim iiivicaouig, mat mi iut'5 must, uu very low. But you will ask, "How are ice to obtain tins knowluJgo 1 Wo knv? only it plain school cda? cation, and are obliged to devote nearly all our time to labor. Scientific leaning belongs to colleges, and those who arc not obliged to work for a living." Here a^ain is a groat mistake, and Orte which the Cannot lamily arc very apt to fall into. I unhesitatingly affirm, that .there is scarcely a young man in Western New York, of ordinary intellect, who cannot; if he has the desire, mako himself familiar with ull the most important sciences connected with agriculture. Within a few }rears past, so many excellent and and cheap books lave been published, in which both theory and practice are explained so that all who read them can understand, that there is no longer any good excuse for remaining in ignorance. It is true tnero is one thing greatly needed in this country, which is not yet supplied ; but, if young men will mako their wishes known, it soon will be. "We mean an Experimental School of Agriculture. To thoso ' who could devote a year or two to the subject, such an institution would be of more benefit than many years of reading. Let none delay, ho\raverj make good use ot the time ybtrmtve, ana oitlur powers God has given you,and you can rise above all difficulties, and will find the profession of agriculture afford vou more true eniovment than you now conceive possible.?New Genesee Partner. From the Tennessee Agriculturist. TO DESTROY WORMS OS CABBAGE. Gentlemen,?I am not aware that the following easy and simple method of destroying worms on cabbage, has ever appeared in print. I believe it was discovered by an unlearned person, and I hope will not be less efficacious on that account. As the worms arc already commencing their depredations, it will be well to publish it soon. . At night (about sun down) strip off one of the lower leaves and lay it on the top of the cabbage, I back side down. In the morning very early take it off, and the whole, or a large proportion of the \ worms of that cabbage will be on it, and can ho disposed of aa at.y one scea fit. Two or three trials will effectually free the cabbage from all worms. [ I believe it never fails except when the nights aro quite cool. W. Chandler. Ataraovs out of Cucumbers.?Some timo . since on the authority of a correspondent, we recommended that cncninher.-i he dressed ir> tVie t same way ns asparagus and a dish would he produced equal to the latter. Wo have tried tbo experiment, and find that our correspondent is correct?many thanks to him. The Savannah Republican notices the suggesj. tion, and states that the article has been served, up on toast at the Pulaski House, Savannah for the last six years ; and snys that if the cucumbers be sliced lengthwise, and fried in batter, they will be found an excellent substitute for fried oysters.? New York Sun. r 1 ' Agriculture.?Agriculture was the first and e should ever be the most esteemed of all pursuits. How happy would it be for hundreds of our young tn'eri," 1 r^tlleywmV'Af-pt'i* y I cYaivArififth*'' of ground are a better capitol than ns many thoUt\ sand dollars procured by writing their names at , the bottom of a negotiable note ; and when years of misery might bo saved if men would believo | that a dollar actually earned, ns by farmers and i mechanics is worth a hundred in prospect to bo 1 gained in trade and speculation.?Saturday Courier. How to Clean a Fowling Piece.?Stop up i the touch holes by means of a little wax; ana then pour quicksilver into the barrels, roll it along them I for a few minutes. The mercury and the lead will form an amalgam, and leave tho gun as clean ns the first day it come out of the shop. Strain tho quicksilver through a piece of thin washcd-leath; er, and it is again fit for use, for tho lead will hq i left in the strainer. Weight of bushei.s of Gra,n.?An English 1 farmer has given the fallowing as the resist vf. n experiment to Mc.rta|n th,? weight and number of Winchester b\l#j,0> of each of the undermentioned sorts of ?rain Wheat 62 lbs., 550,000 grains ; hAr'4ey 52 1-3 lbs., 520,000 grains; oats 32 lbs., 1 1,260,000 grains, poplar pew 64 lbs., 110,000 ? grains; horse beans 64 lbs., 270,900 grains. Candles.-?Take 2 lbs. of alum for every 10 lbs. of tallow, dissolve it in water before the tab i low is put in, and thon melt the tallow in the a i into water with frequent stirring, and it -yyill cl>* S fy and harden the tallow $o as to make a tnosl ? beeutifbl article for either ^vintyr or sumapfr use, almost as good as tporm.