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Management of Bres. —Wo have re
ceived "from Mr- Quimby, of Coxsackie,
an article on the management of Bees,
from which we make the ll'ellewing ex
In the January number of the
present volume, an enquirer asks if there
is any way «f preventing more than one
hive swarming at a time? My experience
would lead me tu answer there is. It is
only the first swarm from a hive that
should be kept separate. These seldom
•r never leave the hive without first ap
pearing outside the entrance in great num
bers, apparently in a tumult, a few min
utes previous to swarming. The apiarian,
if be is observant, will soon learn when to
expect a swarm. When one has started,
and there are indications of another before
the first is hived, they should be well
sprinkled with water from a watering pet,
or some other way. They will immedia
tely re-enter the hive te avoid the supposed
shower. In about thirty minutes they
will try it again, which will give time te
secure the first. If they should be dis
posed still to unite with the first, threw a
sheet over the hive te keep them eut. "
Mr. Quimby adds the following query,
which we hope some experienced apiarian
will answer through eur columns, as oth
ers have suffered loss from the same cause:
—** I have had several hives in which the
young brood appeared fatally diseased.
The breeding cells were nearly filled with
young bees in the grub state, stretched
at full length in the cells, dead and putri
fied ; the cells are sealed. In this un
healthy state, so few are hatched, that the
numbers rapidly decrease, and are soon
gone, unless transferred to another hive
by driving them out, the only remedy I
have yet iouod. In this I have been suc
cessful when done in season, in rearing a
healthw swarm, jet the loss is consider
able, as they do not swarm that year.
Large and small hives are equally efTectcd.
I wish to learn the cause of this fatality,
aod the means of preventing it. "— Cult.
tracts :
From the Cultivator.
To MtESEEva Hams from Flies, Ac.
—For a score ef hams, take about 3 quarts
ef salt, 1 pint of molasses, |th ef a pound
of black pepper, and 2 ounces ef saltpetre
pulverized ; mix well together ; lay tbe
hams on a table with tbe rind downwards :
rub the mixture ever them with the hand,
taking care to apply it to every part where
there is no rind ; let them lay a week, and
rub them ever with clear salt, which con
tinue once a week for four or six weeks,
according to the size of the hares, and they
are ready to smoke ; or if yeu cheose af
ter the mixture is sufficiently struck in,
put them into brine for twe or three weeks
and smoke ; when smoked, hang them in
a dry place. We hang ours in the garret
where they will keep all summer, secure
frem flies. When a ham is cut for use,
hang it er lay it where you please, the flies
will net touch it. We have practiced this
method for several years, and have no
reason te abandon it.
W r e have fed our milch cows about a
peck ef carrots per day each, through the
winter ; and the butter is as yellow as that
made in summer, and equally as good,
Great improvements have been made in
swine in this section by tbe introduction ef
the Berkshires. We fatted 12 pigs
fall, (about nine months old when kil
was ene
potatoes, ceokeed in a cauldron kettle and
meal mixed in—the right kind of food for
hogs, now-a-days.
il led, >
weight U00 pounds. Their food
bushel ef beets te two bushels ef
Springport, Cayuga Ce N. Y. 3d roo. 1841
From the Cultivator.
Mecsrs EoiTeas, —As the subject of
hedging is of great importance to many of
. o. r readers, especially those residing ia
the prairie west, and as you invite all to
da geod and communicate " any item
hewever small to the cemmon stock ef
knowledge, I will relate a bit ef experience,
which may be ef essential benefit to many
ef yeur subscribers. Last June I received
from the east three pounds of Bucktbern
Seed ; accompanying the package were
printed directions for sprouting tbe seed of
the hawthorn, which, like you, I
sumed " were applicable to the buckthorn.
Accordingly, I mixed them with an equal
quantity ef sandy soil, confined the whole
in a coarse bag, and buried it in a hillock
of earth in the garden, expecting they
would sprout in something leu than twe
years. In about three weeks, perceiving
that tbe squirrels had dug a hole in the
bill, I opened it, and was much surprised
te find the seed aU finely sprouted,
mediately transferred them to seed beds,
and in a fortnight they made their appear
aace above ground. It was so late in the
sea»en that they grew only ene or twe in
K**' * 0 r. * **■ *fraid the winter has killed
l * em * . rem this trial I conclude that ne
HEEL? 1 * »«ceesarv, but
wiU — ■ t ^ CM * Qd 'hay
J ùk ?\! U,ck aa on '« n 1
fhiuk the Bucktbern will prove to be bet
I im
ter adapted for prairie fencing than any j
other plant.
Very respectfully,
Buffale jGrove, III. March 1, 1311
Fur the Rockt Mountaims. —The
Hudson Bay Company's canoes were to
leave Lachine, (near Montreal,) on Man
day last. Among the passengers will be
Sir George Simpaoa, Gevernor of the
company ; Mr. Hopkins, secretary ; Lord
Mulgrave ; the Earl of Caledon ; Mr.
Van Freman, connected with the Russian
Fur Campany ; Dr. Rowan ; Mr. Manson,
and some clerks belonging to the establish
ment. It is the intention of Sir George
to make a tour, accompanied by Mr. Van
Freman, Mr. Hopkins and Dr. Rowan,
which will occupy at least twenty-two
After arriving at Red River settlement,
the party will proceed on horseback across
the Rocky Mountains to the Columbia
river, where they will descend in canoes to
Fort Vancauver, and go thence by steam
to California, the Sandwich Islands and
Kamschatka ; by land to Siberia and from
thence to St. Petersburg. The steam
boat in which this party intends to travel,
belongs to the Hudson Bay Cempaay, and
plies between Fort Vancouver, Astoria,
and a place belonging to the company
some seventy miles beyond the latter place.
We are informed that it is a small but
somewhat comfortable boat ; but we doubt
very much whether it is large enough to
carry a supply of feel sufficient to go to
California, the Sandwich Islands, and
Kamschatka.— N. Y , Com. Adv'r.
fWIHE SUBSCRIBER is now receiving a
1 large and well selected stock of goods
from the city of New York which lie offers for
sale, not upon the usual terms, but, at extreme
ly low prices,
FOU CJt SU 0.1X1*.
All he asks of the community is for them to
call and examine for themselves, as he is de
termined to «11 good bargains for the money.—
The following articles comprise in part, the
stock receive«, to-wit:—Steel mixed blue and
black cloths; blue, black, drab and mixed
tinetts; black, drab and ribbed cassimeres; pilot
cloth; rich fancy prints; figured satin vestings;
Valentia and Marseilles do; fine black merinos;
white and red flannels; superior Kentucky jeans;
negro kerseys; plaid and red limeys; bombazets
and bombazines; a superior article fancy color
eh and black silks; silk, cotton and worsted
bo«; worsted and gum-elastic braces; poo gee
handkerchiefs; ladies embroidered merino
handkerchiefs; silk, cotton and worsted half
ho«; black silk velvet; cotton do; linen cam
dric; plain and figured swiss mull, j
book muslins; bishop lawns and long
handkerchiefs; Irish linens; bird eye diaper,
silk and cotton umbrellas; bombazine and satin
stocks; coronation and kalian cravats; bleached
and brown cotton drillings; bleached and
brown domestic; cotton osnaburga, be. Green
and blue Mackanaw blankets; 11 Whitney do.
Also, a large lot china, glass and queens ware;
saddles, bridles and martingales; and will re
ceive in a few days, in addition to the present
stock, a considerable lot of Shoes, Boots; Hats,
Stationary, Hardware, &c.
■ J. N. WILIE.
N. B. All those indebted to Weaver & Wilie,
or the sub«riber, individually, are respectfully
requested to call and «Ule the same by C ASH,
by the 10th January next, as be is compelled to
have money, and longer indulgence cannot be
given. The sutocriber is determined to clo«
up his old business, and for the future to do bu
siness in a different way,—that is by receiving
tbe money when the floods are delivered.
Dec. 29.1840. J. N. WILIE.
Closes same day at 10 o'cleck A. M.
Tuesdays Tuesdays
and Saturdays and Fridays
Closes tbe evening before departure at 5 P. M.
Wednesdays and
Closes the same day at 10 A. M.
Wednesdays and
and Sundays.
Closes'the same day at 10 A. M.
bod Saturday»
Lzavxs. Arrives.
Tuesdays and Wednesdays and
Saturdays. Sundays.
Closes tbe evening before departureat5 P. M.
Closes tbe saine day at 5 P. M.
Monday 6 AM.
Sunday 4P. M.
Clo»« Monday at 6 A. M.
Trust Sale.
B Y virtue,and in pursuance of » Deed in
trust, executed to me as trustee, by
Richard W. Nelson, on tf.e 12th day of J
1840, to secure the payment of a certain sum of
money therein mentioned, to James Whiteside,
which said deed in trust has been duly recorded
in the office of the Clerk of the Probate Court
of Itawamba County, and State of Mississippi,
I will sell at public auctk» to the highest bid
der for cash, in front of the Court House door,
in the town of Fultoo, in said County, on Mon
day the 4th day of October 1841, within the
hours of 10 A. M. and 4 P. M., the following
described property, to wit: the north-east quar
of section 13, township 9, range 7, east. Also
four head of horses, two mares—one sorrel and
one gray; one sorrel horse, one bay mare colt
and one bay horse r ule—four cows and calves,
thirty bead of bogs and sixteen bead of sheep.
Such title as is vested in me as Trustee, will
be conveyed.
J. ROBINS, Trustee.
Fulton Mississippi, March 15th, 1841.
March 20 36 6-m prs. fee #8 00
J UST RECEIVED and opened r beautiful
assortment of spring and summei prints,
pant stuffs, linens, be. for sale low for each.
March 3d 1841.
The undersigned propose publishing at Pon
,otoc, Miss., a paper to be devoted chiefly
Agriculture, Literature and Commercial intel
ligence. Custom requires that a detailed ex
position of the objects of the paper should be
given; and in this the undersigned would not
designedly disappoint public expectation. Be
lieving that the Home Interests of North Mis
sissippi are, at this peculiar juncture, of para
mount importance to every ether consideration
foreign in its character, the "Times'' will en
ter upon its new career with a full and firm de
termination to investigate, without fear or fa
vor, the causes that have produced the preva
lent embarrassments of our citizens, and to
point out the necessary remedy.
In this Department will be noticed all the
important improvements throughout the Union
in the great science of Agriculture. All in
teresting experiments in fanning matters, and
particuiaily tho« applicable to our résina
country'- will be carefully noted. The "TiMes
will endeavor to give a new impetus to our
our fanning interests, urging the propriety '
increased attention to this important out neg
lected branch of our domestic economy.
This Department shall combine taste and
utility in its varied «lections, admitting noth
ing of a character repulsive to morality or vir
tue. Tales intended 'to raise the genius and to
mend the heart,' sketches of history and biogra
phy. and occasionally articles in the higher
walks of literature, shall find a place in this
department of the paper.

Correct Commercial Intelligence being deem
ed of commanding importance to the farmer,
tbe mechanic, and the merchant, shall receive
especial attention. The tables of tbe Memphis
and New Orleans Prices Current and Money
.Varket, shall be subjected to frequent and care
ful revisions—and the changes in the Cotton
Market in our principal «a port cities andin
Europe shall be carefully noted each week.
We shall prepare a Bank Note Table of
our own, pointing out tbe character and relative
value of the paper currency in circulation in
North Mississippi, having an eye to fraudulent
notes and counterfeits. Tbe intelligence con
tained in thu department of the paper alone
will he wartli to every sub«riber double the a
mount of his annual subscription.
The Central Department will embrace all
that is interesting in foreign and domestic news,
proceedings of Congre« and of the State Le
gislature. In this department will be di«ussed
the propriety of calling a State Convention
for the revision of the Cotistitution; tbe policy of
paying or repudiating tbe State Bonds; and a
thorough investigation ot the Currency Ques
tion and Banking in general. In a newcoun
tr y J"® "is, remote from bookstores, and where
public libraries are unknown, it u not to be
expected that many possess copies of tbe Con
stituUon of the United States and of the State
of Mississippi—alike to indispensable to every
seed citizen- The« important documents shall
he republished entire; and all laws of general
interest, whether the enactments of State
national legislation, shall be noticed in a man
ner corresponding with their bearing and unnor
tance. The development of the wealth and re
sources of the Chickasaw Countrv; its mild
and healthy climate; and its superior adaptation
to the varied purposes of Agriculture, shall
ceive that attention their prominence demands
Such a paper, stripped of tbe partisan acn
mony of the day, and devoted
, . .to objects of in
terest and utility to all classes of citizens, is ve
3 much needed at this central position in North
ississippi. And such a paper, judiciously
conducted, can scarcely fail ot meeting th«
Y"** « the community at large. It will be
fit alike the planter, tbe mechanic, the mer
chant, and the professional man; it will guard
the unsswpectmg against the wary counterfeiter
and the unprincipled swindler, it will entertain
and instruct the evening fireside circle.- It will
in a word, tend to piomote the best interests of
Agriculture, Literature, and Comraerre-tho«
lovely twin sisters, who« united energies must
speedily restore embarrassed Mississippi to that
wonted prosperity to which she is entitled bv
her immense individual wealth, her boundless
resources, and her indomitable spirit of enter
prise. If such a paper deserves a liberal and
substantial patronage from the citizens efthe
C'hiok as aw Country, the undersigned flatter
thenuelves that they have a right to expect it
. Terms — 12 per annum HALF YEARLY
TH E YEAR, SU copies unU be ~nt/or Z
months for five Dollar*.
Pontotoc; May 8, 1841.
®a* a^aaïï s)ao(WRiiiP [ s , 3©5y
for sale at
vegetable Lift
T HESE medicines are indebted Z
name for their manifestai hr
life, and enduring them witlfrenü»
vigor. In many hundred certHuT!!!
have been made public, and in i Ca ** -
species of deseare to which tkl k® 0 * 1 «
unacquainted with the beautiful!
principles upon which they are
and upon which they consentienti,.
juives in desea«.of every fana^JfiÜ
Their fir.t operation is to loosen
of the stomach and bowels the „5?®
ties and crudities constantly swu? *1
them; apd to remove the hardened &
collect m the convolutions oftbesmaS *!
tines. Other medicines only natwi i "
the«, and leave such collect«! maw
to produce habitual costiveness wiiT.ir*"
of evils, or sudden diarrhra with lüi
dangers. This fact is well known to m
ar anatomists, who examine the U_ü. UJl '
after death: and hence
well informed men against quack
or medic lc es prepared and heralded tnif
be by ignorant persons. The second 21
the Life Medicines is to cleans thetii!^ 1
the bladder, and by this — Sjatt
lungs, the healthful
its i
means, the |„ erj| .
action of which
pends upon the regularity of the urinVZ 1 '
The blood, which takes its red Æï*!
agency of the liver and the lungs b!L*7
ses into the heart, being thu, pSiffi*.
and nourished by food coming fromari„
mach, courses freely through the
every part of the »stem, and tn"m^
mounts the banner of health in the hC
Moffat's Vegetable Life Medicine* k
thoroughly tested, and pronounced "
remedy for Dyspepsia, Flatulency, pZ
of the Heart, Loss of Appetite, Heart k?»
Headache, Restlessnesliîlll tem£? a™
Languor and Melancholy, CoSmJji
rhæa, Cholera, Fevers of all kinds ffhrnm.
Gout, Dropsies of all kinds, Graîeï™
Asthma and Consumation, Scurvev til
Inveterate Sores, Scorbutic EruptiooV >nd
Complexions, Eruptive complaints *
Cloudv, and other disagreeabto CompiaS
Salt Rheum .Erysipelas. Common Coidmd
fluen/a and various other complaioU «I
afflict the human frame. In Fever and A
particularly, the Life Methanes have been i
eminently successful; so much so that , a
Fever and Ague districts, Phvucians ak
erunivsally. prescribe them.
All that Mr. Moffat requires ofhis nahen
to be particular in taking the Life Medic
strictly according to the directions. It is mi
a uewewspaper notice, or by anything tint
himsell may say in tl.eir favor, that be hop«
gain credit. It is alone by the result of a I
signed as a domestic guide to health.-Thi
tie pamphlet, edited by W. B. Moffat
Broadway. New York, has been published
the purpose of explaining more fully Mr. V
fat's theory of diseases, and will be found In
ly interesting to persons seeking health,
treats upon prevalent diseases, and the can
thereof. Pnce, 25 cents—for sale by Mr. .M
rat's a gents generally.
These Valuable Medicines are for sale at
Drug Stor
Pontotoc, July 7, 1840.
W AS taken up by Alfred Moore and
ted before C. M. Roberts, a Ju-:
of Ihe Peace, one sorrel filly, two yearsolii pa
with a blaze in lier face, half of her right bi
foot white, a little inclined to be
praised to 35 dollars.
July 27th 1840.
a roanc;
33 3-w Prs fee £ (
K Y J as. Holt one liorre mule, and posted
fore D. M. Johnson, J. P. is a d
bay .with a white spot on on tbe left side of
bock, occasioned by the saddle, 14 hands k
valued at 50 dollars.
Dec. 18th 1840. 33 3-w Prs feefi
B Y Levi Phillips, one sorrel mare worth
dollars, «yen or eight years old. wid
small star in her fereliead, has on shoe», hi
sore back Jlias some little appearance of thep
< \ il.
Jan. 5thl841. 33 3-w Prs fee 13 00
â LSO taken up, by Jas. Oliver, and p
before Wm. Huntly, J. P- one bay r
some saddle spots on her back, a ansd
in her forehead. 13 and a half hands 1%
praised to 40 dollars.
Nov. 17th 1840.
33 3-w Pr»
A LSO taken up by Littleton
bay mare, 14 hands high, and
her left hip, with.a white spot in her
and on her no«, sind white on tbe tide oil*
hind leg, appraised to 40 dollars.
33 3-w fJOO
A I.SO by Richard J. Witty, ooe bon* »
J§L mule; tbe hör« is a bay, 15 ysan ou.j
praised to 15 dollars, both his hind hjj '""j
oi 14 hands high. A black horse mon
oid, no marks or brands, appraised to w
ported before Wm. Colwell, J P' . „
Dec. 10th 1840. 33 3-w Pr» !«* f
A LSO taken up, by Tbasnas
and posted before Parham W 1 **
a sorrel mare about 4 years old next » *
bands high, with a small white star ooj#
knot on the right side of ** ,
biack spot on tbe right
praised to65 dollars.
Ranger of Choctaw tuoso
(Dec. 3d 1840.) March 6th 1841 33 3w « *
with a ravan
and a small
T aken up by William Allen, ' rn 5£ji 1[ u\
south of Pontotoc, one gray«^
and a half hands high, 5 years r
to fifty dollars.
March 6th, 1841.
April 3d, 37 3-w prs
,FCA i2V
in? !
f Blaken up by Robt Moot*on»«T>
JL 9 miles sooth of PwbÄoc.
5 years old. branded with J- )if
forehead, left hind foot white, D
April 3d, 37 3-w praw* ^

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