Newspaper of Bedford Gazette, May 11, 1855, Page 1

Newspaper of Bedford Gazette dated May 11, 1855 Page 1
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BY GEO. W. BOU ffAY. NEW SERIES. Select Poctrtt. SPRISG-TIIE WAKING. A laflv camp to a snow-white bier. Where a youth lay paie and dead, And she took the veil from her widowed head. And bending low, in his ear she said— Awaken! lor 1 am here. She passed, with a smile, to a wild wood near, Where the houghs were barren and bare; And she tapped on the bark with her lin ger- fair, And she called to the leaves that were buried there ; Awaken! for i am here. The birds beheld her w ithont fear. As she walked through the deepening hells; And she breathed on their downy citadels, And she said to the young til their ivory shells— Awaken ! for I am here. On the graves of flowers she dropped a tear, But with hope and with joy like us; And, even a- the F.ord to Lazarus, She called on the slumb'ritig sweet flowers thus : Awaken! fori am here. To Ilie lilies that lay in the silver mere, To the reed- liy the golden pond. To the moss that rounded the marge bevond, She spoke, in iter voice so -oft and lond— Awaken ! for i am here. The violet peeped with its blue eve clear, From under its own grave-tone; For the blessed tidings around had flown. And before she spoke the mandate was known, Awaken ! tor I ant here. Th pale grass lay with its long locks spre, On the breast of the open plain. She loosened the matted hair of the slain. And cried, as she filled each juicy vein— Awaken ! tor 1 am here. The rush roe up with its pointed spear, The flag with its falcion broad ; The dock uplifted its shield iinawed. As her voice ran clear through the thickening sod. Awaken ! for I am here. The TPH blood ran through the clover near. And the heath on the hills o'erhead; The daisy's fingers were tipped with red, And she started to life, as the lady said— ■..- Awaken ! for 1 am here. And the young vear rose from his snow-white bier, And the flowers from their gr*"cn retreat: And they came and knelt at the lady's feet. Saying all with their mingled voices sweet, O lady ! behold us here. Domestic Mem-- For the I,alie*! Tn Bern HAM.— Cut -otne slices of ham a quarter m an inch thick, soak tht-m in hot water, for hall an hour, or give them a scalding in a pan over the fire; then take them up and lay them on a gridiron, over bright coal-: when the outside is browned, turn the other, then take the slices on a hod dish, butter them freely, spnnkle peppr over, and serve. Or, after scalding Ihetn, wipe them di y, dip each -tice in beat en eggs, then into roiled crackers, and fry or broil. SSIERRNS I\ F.ACON. —! core my hams with salt, su gar and-alfpetre; alter remaining down four weeks, a- 1 take up the hums from the salt, I rub each piece on the flesh -ide with tine black pepper, and then ' ang up and smoke, a dark brown color, with green -in korv wood, and then let it hang until wanted for use. Sometimes they have hung two vear-. Itelnre I commenced using the pepper, 1 had to take my hams down and pack in a-he-in the-pring of the year. The above plan will prevent skippers in ba con. CORN BREAD.—Everybody who has been at the .Man-ion House, at Buffalo, New York, ha- learned ! he luxury of the corn bread there provided. The clerk is often taxed to write directions for home man utacture, and 1 thns procured a recipe for domestic use, which 1 copy for you, so that those who wish may try a piece of bread from the Mansion. It i- as follows: "One quart of sour milk, two table spoon t'ds of saieratus, four ounces of butter, three table 'poonfuls of flour, three eggs, and corn meal sufficient tn make a stiff batter. MUFFINS—Mix a quart of wheat flour smoothly with a pint and a half of lukewarm milk, have a tea cup of yea-t, a couple of beaten eggs, a heaping tea >poonlu] of salt, and a couple of table spoonfuls of lukewarm melted butter. Set the batter in a warm place to rise. \\ ren light, bulter your muffin cups, 'urn in the mixture and bake the muffins till a light brown. Pot \D CAKE.—One pound dried sifted flour, the same of loaf sugar, and the whites of twelve egg anii the yolks of seven. Beat the butter toa cream, •idd the sugar by degrees, then the eggs and flour; eat it all well together for an hour, mixing a table "poonful of ro-e-'.vater, a little nutmeg or cinnamon, tAO cups of cream, and a teaspoonfu! of saieratus. 1 o be baked in a quick oven. BREAKFAST BITTER CAKES.—One quart of sour " k. one tea-spoonful saieratus, a littl- -alt, one and j* ball cup- ol boiled rice, two table spoonfuls of mo uses or hall cup of sugar, a little ginger, and flour enough to make a stiff baiter. BETTER CAKES FOR TEA. —Beat two egg", put T 'Cm in half pint of milk, and a tea cup ot cream, •'•"b halt a tea-spoonful of saieratus dissolved in the 'team, a little -alt, cinnamon and a little ro-e water 1 }ou like, stir 111 sifted flour till the batter is smooth Rud thick. Bake them on a griddle or in a pan.— er 'Be pan well, drop the batter in small round c i-es and quite thin. They must he turned and nice •>. tuowned. Lay them on a plate, in a pile, with a "' ,;e butter between each laver. V' K RANCID BI TTER. — It is said that •I-..U g rancid butter in milk, and afterwards in wa- Pr - w ill restore to former sweetness. The experi- D.'t i is easily tried, and the "consummation devoutly "C 11 isbed,- for surely nothing is more repulsive ' : '3n rancid butter. I "^ RR ' RE BACON FROM THF. FLY.—A writer in ( mer ican Farmer recommends as an infallible T ■ a - aills t 'he fly: \\ hen your bacon is smoked y in the spring betore the fly has made itsappear r 'r"', quick lime slacked to a dry powder, and i. i adhere as much as possible; hang up your meat, • • rest secure from any trouble from insects. 'ncxr-s Pie —Joint the chickens which should oung and tender—boil them in just sufficient wa it cover them. When nearly tender, take tlieoi out of the liquor, and lay them tn a deep pudding dish, lined with piecrust. To each laypr of chicken, put three or four slices of pork—add a little of the liquor in w hich they were boiled, and a couple of ounces of butter, cut into small pieces—sprinkles little flour over the whole, cover it with nice pie crust, and ornament the top with some of your pastry. Bake it in a quick oven one hour. LEOUEX I'M:..— For one pie, take couple of good sized Irr-h lemons, squeeze out the juice, and mix it with half a pint of rnoia.-se-, or sufficient sugar to make the juice sweet. Chop the peel fine, line deep pie plates with your pastry, then sprinkle on a layer of your chopped lemon peei.lurn in part of the mixed -ugar or moia-ses arid juice, rheu cover the w hole with pie crust, rolled very thin—put in another layer ot peel, sweetened juice, and cru-t,and so on till ail the lemon i- used. Cover the whole with u thick crust, and bake the pie about half an hour. DVSPEISIA Bai' in.—*l hree quarts of unbolted wheat meal; 1 quart of soft warm water ; a gill of'fresh } east, a gill ot mola-se-, 1 tea-spoonful of saleialu-. This will make two loave. and -l.ould remain in the oven at lca-l two hours. It w ill need from eight to twelve hours to rise. WASH FOU rut: HEAD.—The following wash ap plied with a small piece ot flannel to The roots of the hair, will tie found excellent for removing dandruff; — 1 hree parts of oil of almonds; one part ot lime water ; to he shaken up well, and can be procured of a chem ist. Curious Electrical Phenomena. ( The Euston Democrat (Mich.) of the 20th nit., has come to u- marked a-round the letter ot a correspon dent, who describes a peculiar phenomenon which he j witnessed during a snowstorm on the 11th ofla-t month, at about balf-pa-t eight o'clock in the evening, when at the hou.-e ot his brother in Tuscaia, Liv ingston county. His brother, while cio-sing the ; street beheld streams of light like electricity issuing from his lingers, and on attempting to hru-h them of}, they began to issue from his clothes, and bis hair, lie then called upon I tie writer to corne out am! see it, w.ui did so, and found him-eii also enveloped in light, w hen he approached hirn; he was literally , covered with small flames, resembling a multitude of minute candies. He says: ••Westood in the middle of the street, the storm pelting us in its coldest lury, the night as dark a- Egypt, arid we presenting the impo-ing appearance of lump-posts illuminated by a hundred burning tapers. •One characteristic of the phenomenon was rather , singular. Although we were neariv all in a blaze, or ar least nearly covered with a multitude of small blazes, yet they did not reflect the least hghf, nor were they in the least affected by the wind. We called the family out to see the sight, and the lights immediately appeared on them, but in a far iess de gree of brilliancy than they did oil us. The appear ance was beautiful indeed, and with it< soft, gentle, pho.-phore-cent flickering, cordrasted beautifully with the thick darkness ot trie night, and the hoarse moaning of the element ; lashed into furv by the madness of the storm.' 1 his is the second notice of a like phenomenon observed during the past winter. The other is that lelatecl by H. Ware, of Cambridge, .Mass., in a letter to Prof. Sillirt an, and published on page 27.2, la-t number of Silliman's Journal. The night ou which it was wifnes-ed was the 17th ot December last, while he was walking along the long bridge be tween Boron and Cambridge. Hrs artaruhrri was * attracted to the iron lamp posts on the bridge by a lond his-ing noise, and by several sharp pricks on his forefiead, and on raising his hand to remove bis hat, he beheld a brilliant discbaige ol electric spatks when h.s fingers touched its rim. He then looked To the lamp posts, and saw long streams of electiic I ght streaming out from evety point of them, al though the lamps were not lighted. This was du ring a snow storm, and the wind blowing very strong, as was the ca-e at Eastern. THE BEDFORD iiiZETTE. FACTS FOR THE TAX PAVER!!! p eo p|£ V vi!l read with thrilling; in terest th<=* following exposition of our KNOW NOTHING Legislature which we copv from a paper edited hv one of Gov. POLLOCK'S Of fice Hold Cvrrt*poHf!rnc* of the Rej>o*itory oitd Whig. Day!ight at f^isf —. 7 Day Fi red for vhijourn tnenl— The Members Increasing their Pay Removal oj the Capitol to Philadelphia. HAKUISIH r.t,, April 28, 1855. A happy day has downed at last a <iav lons to he remembered HI the checrpiered annals of the old Keystone State, —a das that rr.av even eclipse our fourth ol July's, our twenty-second ol February's, our Christmas dinners ami .New Year's jollifications—a day big with ease and peace to our trembling tax-pavers—l mean the day in which the present legislature will enjoy its last riot and break tor its corisituenls, and, tit most instances, for the lonely shades ol per petual retirement. Like the voting cub, their troubles are principally ahead ! arid oh I what a jubilant reception awaits them. Thev have done nearly every thing they should not have done, ami left undone nearly every tiling that was demanded and expected by the people. Jri shct this legislature went up like a brilliant locket in the resplendent reform principle,and come down like a very common stick—no, that aint it either: it went up like a—a —no use in talking—can't do the subject justice. Hut thanks to every thing terrestrial and celestial, it's near its last kick, and 011 Tuesday the Bth inst. it will wing its way to its constituents, and ju>t help nie, Mr. Editor, in the great goodness of your heart, to roll the great wave of oblivion over it—do it for the sake of the State—for tie sake of all parties—tor the sake of our common humanity. Hut there are a few righteous rre-n in it, but it is a nice mathematical problem whether un der the last scriptural requirement, they could < have saved the city of the plain. I believe there will be tico general bills pas sed in a laborious setting of over four months. The one is th- license law, authorizing a whole- j sale jug business, and the other is the appropria tion bill—one important clause of which will; doubtless save it. J refer to ttie section voting i the members of the legislature ssoo each for the : session. The old law allowed members $3 per | day for one hundred days, making s'3oo, and hut a $1.50 per day thereafter: but now the ses sion is Protracted over four months, and $3 per day is found to be quite too little to pay for the talent, genius, patriotism, eloquence, poetry, piety and buncombe embodied in its one hun dred and thirty-three picked specimens of hu manity. Five hundred dollars, Forsooth! I think J see lhe old farmer wiping his spectacles 1 of Thought and Opinion. S * as he strikes the balance sheet of the present le - s'; eisiatnre, and then turns to his tax statement. — , Won't the old gentleman be jolly ? Won't he i be thankful that his lot has been cast in so plea ' Rant a land, where legislatures squander while • he sweats and pays ? The House passed a bill last week with a per j feet hurrah, for the removal of the Capitol to , Philadelphia. Harrisburg has become quite , too provincial for the growing excellencies of the Legislature, and it is proposed to trv Phila— -1 delphia awhile, and if" that don't answer the purpose, it may fiossihlv be removed to New York for a session or two) The fact is. Harris- Imrg is too small. How can the very flower of the State be expected to be cooped up here four months in the year ? A miserable little rural town that can scarcely afford a respectable faro bank, and other luxuiies in proportion, and vet to cramp Ihe resplendent genius of our legi-da ture in it? There must be something done. We must go to Philadelphia—raise the pav to ten dollars a day, and jugs gratis, or the next thing we'll find our legislative hails filled with old blue-stocking Presbyterians, ail grey-headed and spectacled, with all their exploded notions of public honesty, instead of the happy blending of progress and economy that stamps its lustre upon our law-makers now. Yes, we must go to Philadelphia. The house has adopted a clause in the gener al appropriation bill voting its members each SSOO compensation for their services, instead of the §3 per diem authorized bv the present law*. Ihe Senate will doubtless concur, as early in the session it passed a bill with the same provi sion in it. The members will learn when they reach their constituents how extremely popular this extra compensation will prove. During the same .sitting the house refused to increase the salaries of our judges, who are hardly half as well paid as members of the legislature, con sidering the legal talent and experience they . are required to possess. C/iatnbcrsburg Reposi tory unit Whig. iO** The Legislature will adjourn on Tuesday next. Upwards of six hundred acts have been passed, very few ol which are of a public char acter. More injury to the interests and pros perity of the people of this State has been done during the past winter than can be repaired in the next half century. Banks, Saving Institu tion--, &e. have f.epri scattered broadcast over the Commonwealth, and all devices bv which the labor and foil of the masses can be obtained, have been highly favored by the members of the present Leislature. Oro* universal shout of jov will go up from a!! quarters of'the State, on the ' or adjournment.— Lancaster tan. fBSttium<itc Folly. It will surprise no one who has watched the course of the present Legislature, to learn that the house of Representatives has passed resolu tions for the removal of seat of Government of Pennsylvania fiom Harrisburg to Philadelphia! The resolutions passed,—YKA- 4-8 NAY< 37. Some of the members who made speeches in advocacy of the removal, a Hedged that they "were nt accommodated comfortably" at Hai risburg! V\ e would like to know what sort of ac commodate >ris are required for their comfort. Must they he lodged HI a palace, feasted off* sil ver plate- and waited upon by troops of liveried lacqueys? Do they want "show beef" lor din ner every day Or are the accommodations they require of the sort that .Mr. Joseph Hiss, of the Massachusetts Legislature, had provided for himself at the expense of the State ' If "Mrs. Patterson" is essential to the comfort of the members, Philadelphia is just the place where they ran he "accommodated comforta bly." We shall object, however, to saddling the cost ol such e.xtia accommodations 011 the Stat". Many of the members of the present Legisla ture got their places by bawling reform at the top of their voice. Their first reformatory act was to increase the number of Legislative em ployees. They have gone f>n increasing salar ies and squandering the public money in various ways, and they seemdetetmincd to wind upthe serious farce they have been playing these 'hree "r tour months, by making the tiea-niv bleed to the tune of a million or two of dollars, that tin v may be "more comfortably accommodated." Some of these men have their homes in one horse towns, where the "best hotel'' is but a story and half high, with parlor and bar room "all in one;" ami vet they cannot he accommo dated comfortably in a town of 15,000 inhabi tants, where there are numerous excellent 110- : fe|s ami many respectable private hoarding hou ses. They must go to Philadelphia, and to jr >- vide theni with comfortable accommodations there we must erect a magnificent marble Capi tol and a Governor's House to match, at a cost of a million or two, and increase their daily pay to about ten dollars. The salaries of all the State officers would need to be increased too. It is no wonder the spendlhi ids who control the legislation of Pennsylvania at this time are anx ious to sell the Public Works at any price. Give them a loose rein a year or two longer, and the public works will have to be sold, not to pav the funded debt of the Commonwealth, but to liquidate the expense of accommodating a set of the most desperate political gamesters that ever hehl a hand in public affairs, in any country or age of the wot Id.— Valley Spirit. STRINGENT. —One of'the amendments of the liquor law in Maine reads thus : "If an expressman, rartman, poiter, or any other person shall carry a bottle, or cask, or demijohn ot wine or other liquors to a gentle man's residence, he is subject to a fine of twen ty dollars and costs for the first offence. For the second offence fine and costs and thirtv days' imprisonment is the penalty. If any man car- r ries in his own baggage or about his person a llask or any other vessei containing liquorof any sort to be used by him, the party doing so is made liable to a fine nfthirty dollars and thirty days' imprisonment," BEDFORD. PA. FRIDAY MORNING, MAY 11, 1855. Ignited. Theodore T. Kinsev of Dovlestown, had a wagon loaded with lightning rods, hut what the loss is we do not know. We have heard it re j> irt-ri from $lO to SIOO. Losses were sustained hv several others of our Bucks county friends, whose names we have not been able to obtain. J 'iin Foreman, a furniture car driver, occu pied the portion which first took fire ; he was only able to save two trunks from the burning building. John Stoll, basket-maker : Jacob Lie, cooper, and Crown, tailor, were the onlv occupants of these houses. The three Inst nam ed generally saved some few of their goods. The dwellings were completely gutted, they belonged to the widow Cope, whose loss is cov ered by insurance. Mr. Oh, the landloid of the "Seven Presi dents," had an insurance upon his stock.— The buildings of the "Seven Presidents" were owned by John Puree!!, ©f Germantou n, and were insured. The Washington tavern property belonged to J. 11. Broiaskv. It is insured. The amount of loss is not short of SIO,OOO or $1*2,000. — Doytesioivn Democrat, .May 2. The Sliowdow of Death. We have rarely met with anything more beautiful than the following, which we find in an exchange paper : "All that lives must die. Passing through Nature to Eternity." Men seldom think of the great event of death until the dark shadow falls across their own path, hiding forever from their eyes the face of the loved ones whose living smile was the sun light of their existence. Death is the great an tagonism of life, and the cold thought of the tomb, is the skeleton at all our feasts. We do ; not want to go through the dark valley although its passage may lead to paradise, and with ('has. Lamb, we do not wish to lie down in the mouldy grave, even with the Kings and Princes for our t:od fellows. But the fiat of nature is inexorable, i There is no appeal or reprieve from the great law that dooms us all to dust. We flourish and hide like the leaves ol the forest, and the fairest flower that blooms and withers in a day has not a frailer hold on life than the might iesT monarch j that has ever shook the earth by his footsteps.— Generations of men appear and vanish like the grass, and the countless multitude that swarms ; tlie world to-day, will to-morrow disappear ! like the footprints on the shore. "Soon as the rising tide shall heat, Each trace will vanish from the sand." Tn the beautiful drama of lon. the instinct of immortality so eloquently uttem-d by the death devoted Greek, finds a deep response in every ; thoughtful soul. When about to yield his ; young existence as a sacrifice to Fate, his he- j frothed Clemanthe asks if they shall not meet i again, to which he replies : "I have asked that dreadful question of the i - DESTRMTIVE FIRE IV PHILADELPHIA. 7wo l ons of Printing paper belonging 1o the Doi/lestoivn Democrat, totally Destroyed— tirent Loss of Horses, Harness, Wag ons, ling, &'c., belonging to Pucks County Farmers ! At any early liour last Thursday morning, a , fire was discovered in the extensive siabies at [' tached to the "Seven President's" tavern, at the . junction o! Germantown road and Seventh , street, in the Twenty-first Ward, kept by Jo .\A- Orr. The hostler and several other per sons were at work in the stables at the time, •'nut so rapid was the spread of the flames that the men alxnit the place were unable to rescue alf the horses, and six of the poor beasts were burned to death. Several of the horses that were rescued were scorched. From Mr. Oti's stable the fire spread to the extensive range attached to the Washington tavern, occupied by Joseph Londes, a short distance further north. There were thirty-five or forty horses in this stable, and a large num , her of wagons, at the timeof the commencement of the lire. They were all got out safelv, but the stables ol the Washington, with their con sents of hay and feed, were entirely destroy ed. A cluster of four small brick dwellings stood immediately to the westward of the stablesof the "Seven Presidents." These were soon on fire, and their inmates were compelled to re treat hastily from their homes. A heavy mule team from Dovelstown, be longing to Jacob M. Snsiiiij was loaded with two tons of paper for the Doyelstown Democrat. If had deen driven under the sired, with loads ol hay hocked in on both sides of it, with sev- j era! others in front which were all in a blaze when first discovered and produced so great a heat tlicit wagons, hay and paper were reduced to ashes in a few moments. The moles were got out with much difficulty, but the harness could not he saved. The loss of Mr. Smith, is about $l5O, and falls heavifv upon him. The loss to the Democrat was $4-51 20, but the person of whom the paper was purchased, re mitted all his profits upon the lot, which re duced the actual loss somewhat below that figure. James .Madison Lacey of Washington, was at the tavern with a load of hav, on a new wagon belonging to Job Simpson, Esq., The hav, j wagon and harness were ail burned hut the Horses were saved. William Darrah was also at the tavern with a load of hay for Charles Grove of Dovlestown township. The hay, wagon and harness are reported to have been lost and the horses saver). '* Henry H. Mover of Hilltown. lost a new two horse wagon and harness. The wagon was loaded with shad, and many articles pur chased by his wife while in this city. His loss is reported at about S2OO. Isaac Jacohy of New Britain, had a load of hay weighing about a ton and n half, but as it was m another part of the vaid, and somedis tance from file fire, fie succeeded in getting a mule to pull it out in the street before it was ; If ~ l hills that look eternal ; of the flowing streams that flow forever: of the stars among whose fields of azure my raised spirit hath walked in glory. All were dumb. But while I gaze up on thy living face, I feel there's something in the love which mantles through its beauty that cannot wholly perish. We shall meet again, Clejnanthe." SSydropiioiimt. It is no picture to a dog to go mad. Quite j the reverse. Dreadful as hydropobia may be to human beings, rabies is worse to the dog. It makes its approach more gradually. It lasts ion i ger, and it is more intense while it endures.— J I he dog that is going mad feels unwell for a long time prior to the full development of the disease. He is very til hut he does not know what ails him. He feels dissatisfied with every thing: vexed without a reason; and. greatly against his better nature, very snappish. Feel ing thus, he intigs to avoid all annoy ar.ee bv be ing alone. This makes him seem strange to those who are most accustomed to him. The sensation induces hirn to seek solitude. But there is another teason which decides his choice of a resting place. The light inflicts upon him intense agony. The sun is to him an instru ment of torture, which he therefore studies ; to avoid for his brain aches, and feels a< if it were a trembling jelly. This induces the poor brute to find out the holes and corners, where lie is least likely to he noticed, and into which the light is unable to enter. In solitude and darkness he passes the day. If hi is retreat he discovered, and the master's voice bid him come forth, the affectionate creature's countenance brightens, his tail heats the ground, and he leaves his hiding place, anxious to obey the loved an- j thority : but before he has gone half the distance, a kind of sensation comes over him which pro- ; duces an instantaneous change in his whole ap- j pearance. He seems to say to himself: '-Why cannot you let me alone ? Go away ! Do go away! You trouble—pain me !"' And there-! upon he suddenly turns tail and darts back into I his dark corner. II let alone, there he -will remain : perhaps frothing a little at the mouth, and diiukinga great deal ot water, but not issuing from bis hiding place to seek alter food. His appetites are altered ; hair, straw, dirt, filth, excrement, rags, tin shavings, stones, the most noisome and unnatural substances, are then the delicacies for which the poor dog, changed by disease, longs and swallows, in hope to ease a burning stomach. He is most anxious for liquids. He is now al together changed. Still iie does not desire to bite mankind, he rather endeavors to avoid soci ety he takes long journeys of thirty or forty n. w*>-s\t..>nt .111 d4wr>phtwd by all k'ndsoi accidents, to vent his rest I ess desire for motion. When on these journeys*he does not walk. This would be too lormal and measured a pace for an animal whose frame quivers with excite ment. He does not run. That would be 100 great an exertion for an animal whose body is the abode ola deadly sickness. He proceeds in a slouching manner, i:i a kind of trot a move ment neither run nor walk—and his aspect is dejected. His eyes do not glare and stare hut they are dull and retracted. His appearance is very characteristic, and, if once seen, can never afterwards he mistaken. In this state he will travel the most dusty roads, bis tongue hanging dry from his open month, from which, however, there drops no foam. His course is not straight. How cuild it be—since it is doubtful whether at this period he sees- at all. His desire is to journey unnoticed. If no one notices him, he gladly passes by them. He is verv ill :he can not stay to bite. If', nevertheless, anything op poses his progress, he will, as if by impulse, snap— as a man in a similar state might stiike —and tell the person "to get out cf the way." He may take his road across a field in which there are a flock of sheep. Could these crea- j lures only room for him, and stand motion less. the dog would pass on and leave them be hind nninjuied. But they begin to run, and at the sound the dog pricks up his ears. His en tire aspect changes. Rage takes possession of j him. What makes that noise? He pursues it > with ail the energy of madness. He flies at one, then at another. He does not mangle, nor is i his bite, simply considered, terrible. He cannot pause to tear the creature he has caught. He snaps and then rushes onward, till, fairly ex hausted and unable longer to follow, he sink* j down, and the sheep pass forward, to be no mote molested, lie may have hit ten twenty or thirty in his mad onslought ; and would have worried j more, had his strength lasted—for the furore old madness then had possession of him. He may he slain while on these excursions: but if he escapes, he returns home and the darkness j and quiet of his former abode. His thirst in creasfs, but with it comes the swelling throat. He will plunge his head into water, so ravenous is his desire; but not a drop of the liquid can he swallow, though its surface is covered with bubbles in consequence of the efforts he makes to gulp the smallest quantity. The throat is en larged to that extent which will permit noth ing to pass. He is the victim of the most horri ble inflammation of the stomach, and the most intense inflammation of the bowels. His state of suffering is most pitiful. He has lost all self- j reliance; even feeling is gone. IF* flies at and pulls to pieces anything that is within his reach. One animal in this condition being confined near a fire, flew at the burning mass, pulled out the live coals, and in his fury scrunched them. He emits the most hideous cries. The noise he makes is incessant and peculiar. It begins as a bark, which sound being too torturing to he con tinued, is quickly changed to a howl, which is suddenly cut short in the middle : and so the poor wretch at last falls, fairly worn out by a terrible disease.— JMayhew's Do%s. WONDERFUL PHENOMENA AND NARROW ES CAPE. —The Oswego Palladium of Friday re lates the following incident of the recent thun ih'i storm in that vicinity : The family of Mr. Ira Skillingv, resitting near TERN*, S2P AR. Bonesleel's saw mill, were np and about pre : paring breakfast. .Mr.-Shillings and a little i girl, a sister of .Mrs. 'Shillings, were standing near the stove when a tremendous flash of lightning and-J?jap"of thunder occurred. The fluid struck the chimney of the dwelling, passed down th" chimney, followed the stove pipe to til* stove, and thence diffused itself in every direction, passing out through the floor and on one side ol the house. Mr. was thrown down senseless ujxon the floor, his clothes torn in tatters on one side and the right side of his hodv severely burned and paralysed. The lit tle girl, apparently, was not injured : but what is almost incredible, she was thrown down, and the l;>oots which she had on (it is customary Jor young girls attending school in the country to wear high top hoots) were torn apart aiound the ankle, and the foot of the boots forced off" trm tier fe.-t with the stockings, and thrown some six feet distant, leaving the boot legs en tire on the girl. The chimney was nearly torn to pieces ami bricks were thrown eighteen rods distant : the floor w as torn up in several places, and one side of the house was very much shattered* The saw mill stands some six or eight rods from the dwelling. Two men, William Stores and Svl wster Spencer, who were at work there, were both struck down and were unconscious for sev eral minutes, but were not ir.uch injured. Mr. Ski I lings was thought not to be dangerously, though quite seriously injured. Mr. Mott saw the effect of the stroke upon the house, imme diately after if occurred, in the cloud of dust and smoke which suddenly arose, and he and some other neighbors ran to the house, some eighty rods, with all speed. Mrs. Shillings happened to be in another room at the moment and es caped uninjured. ExTnAOKni.v.Ai:v Endurance.—Charles J. Rich, of New-Albion, N. Y., missed a turkey from liis flock on 2Sth January* and believed it to he stolen. On the Kith of March, on turning over an old tub, which had stood out of doors for a long time, the turkey was found alive, hut dreadfully emanciated, having been in durance vile for forty-seven days, without food. It is iikelv to live. . a ... -i qr i rtt ti wrtt I □ep at t t. anVATIXG THE POTATO." 7Te following remarks, in reference to the i preparation of the. soil for the potato crop, is from Mr. John R. Chapman, of Madison coun ty, New-York, communicated with manv oth er suggestions, to the Country Gentleman : "The best soil, in n.v opinion, for the growth of sound potatoes, under all seasons is a sandv loarn, resting upon a porous sub-soil, with the surface flat and sloping just enough to carry away the water proceeding from a very heavy fall of rain. But as every farm will not give us this peculiar soil and situation, we must make the le st use of what we have, keeping in view one f,j( t however, that it is useless to plant po tatoes in low Wet ground, for they will surely r >t. The best plan is for a farmer to set apart four acres of his highest, dry est, and strongest land, and plant the one-half of it with corn, taking care to plow under a heavy coat of cow dung ; the remaining half he can sow w ilh anv grain that will give a fair crop. If the soil had been run previously, let a lop-dressing of twen ty buheis of lime to the acre be applied. The year af'er let him plant with potatoes the half that was corn, and let the half that wasgiass he planted with corn, 3nd manured if necessary. When plowed for potatoes the land ought not to he more than seven pacts wide, and plowed eight inches deep, and after planting, the dead furrows ought to be plowed out, beam deep.— By thus taking an alternate crop of corn, po tatoes, a;ui grain, and manuring for the corn only, he will keep one-half this patch of land in the most suitable condition for taising sound potatoes. This system will require the land to he manured every five years, enough if a good heavy coat be plowed under." Alluding to the potato in general terms, the Working Farmer , for April, makesthe following remarks: <; A large quantity of European potatoes were sold a few days since by auction, in New Yoik, and at a price which Would pay the foreign farmer a very large profit beyond the cost of freight, eel., and this, too, in a country where they might b" produced at less than the freight paid by the foreign farmer. Every year since our childhood, we have heard farmers say that they feared potatoes would be low next year, as everybody would be raising them in conse quence of the high prices: and thus far has pre vented a full supply being grown, particularly during the last few years, when the extra crop required each veai for the consumption of the half million emigrants, has been a million and a half bushels beyond the requirement of the previous year, and which, at the average crop of 100 bushels per acre, would require 15,000 acres of land for their culture. This is not on lv true of potatoes, but of other roots, the con sumption of which is not only increased from the same cause, but from our own citizens be coming convinced that a larger proportion of vegetable diet is conducive to health. The farmers and livery stable keepers are also feed ing roots more liberally to their cattle and hor ses, and as a consequence carrots are now sold readily in New York market at 50 cents per bushel: and even parsnips and rutabaga turnips bring prices equally large, as compared with those of former yeans," VOLvXXIII. NO. 39.

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