Newspaper of Bedford Gazette, June 15, 1860, Page 1

Newspaper of Bedford Gazette dated June 15, 1860 Page 1
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VOLUME 56. NEW SERIES. HHHE BEDFORD GAZETTE, IS PUBLISHED EVERV FRIDAY MORNING BY B. F- MEYERS, At the following terms, to^wit: SI.SQ per annum, CASH, in advance. $2.00 " " if paid within the year. $2 50 " " if "of P a ' d within the year. rr7"No subecription taken for less than six months. nJ-Xo paper discontinued until ali arrearages are Da id unless at the option of the publisher. ,t has been'decided by the United States Courts that the stoppage of a newspaper without tne payment ot ar rearages, is prima facie evidence ot fraud and is a criminal offence. rrs-The courts have decided that persons are ac countable for the subscription price of newspapers, it the) take them from the post office,whether 'hey subscribe for them, or not. s£l ec t so£t ru. ALL ABOIT HOOPS. "it cannot be—it cannot be ; Fain would 1 grant the claitnied kiss, But, dearest, you must Surely see It never can be done in tki* - She pointed to ber bristling dress. With flounced outworns branching off, Proof agains every fond caress— A siU and velvet MaUaoff! Full fifteen paces round about, And full five paces through and through ; Ah, me ! The slender one that once I Knew! I paced my lady round and round, (Which seemed an endless tasa to do,) In hope some loophole might be found Which storming love might stiuggl* through. Jn vain, in vain—'twas perfect all ; She stood, the fashion of the day, Whose rampart, bastion, tower, and wall .Might hold beleaguering hosts at bay. Curtained and fringed, and fortified, A whalebone ' 'harness on her bacK," And though bemmed in on every side, Intrenched securely from attaca. t compassed her about again, Resolved to prove a firm adorer : Found force and strategy in vain- Laid siege to and sat down before her. "Starvin"," i said, "won't maKehei thinner, Sapping and mining must cot be— Alas ! I've little hope to win her, Unless she sallies out to me So Ilium holds my Helen-aiss, I, Greece will ne'er retire w ; thout her, Bur, battling daily lor my bliss, Will lie encamped ten years about her. "• tvi Finding, as fails each desperate cast, That patience is the better force, I trnst to win the town at last— The changing Modes my Wooden Horse ! ©riginal Cak. [Written expressly for the 3edfo:d Gazette.] A BROKE A HEART. BY A PLOWMAN. Who believes that there ever was a broken heart ? Most people do not, and there was a time long years ago, when I was of that num ber. But, dear reader, when as ir.any sum > . men and winters have gone over your head as have gone over mine and have left as many marks there, you will find that a goodly number of the fixed opinions with which you started out on life's longjourney, have been strange ly altered by the way. Time works wonderlul havoc with our notions of things, and experi ence undermines the foundations of many an air-built structure. This old plow of mine, with its iron coulter, steel-edged, and wooden mould-board, iron-shod, old fashioned too,though it has now lain so long idle in its furrow as to bave become rusty, has, in its time, turned up many a curious thing, in the weary leagues o- j ver which it has travelled. True, it moves un- j evenly now, for the team is not well broken to the harness after its long rest; but, by and by, as it gets more used to the work, it will draw more steadily, or at least more smoothly. The heart, what a mystery it is ? Who can 1 yrad it ? Who latbom its depths ? How like flit to those beautiful glass globes, which re flect the varied hues of the myriad of prismatic shapes within them, all brightness and beauty —enduring for years if carefully treasured, and yet so fragile that the pressure of the thumb and fingers will shiver them to pieces. The foiiowing sketch from actual life will illustrate the thought. It was one of those sim ple'occurrences, which take place daily, and are disregarded from their frequency. Were weto attend to the things that are continually pas sing around us, we would cease to be surprised at what are designated wonders; but we let e vents pass by, without contemplation ; and when the roost simple circumstance forces it self upon our attention, we are as much aston ished at it as if we had happened upon a mira cle. In the corner of a churchyard of a certain village which shall be nameless, is a neat green grave, upon which the sun casts bis earliest *ays, ready to drink up the dewy libation which night ha<l poured out upon the carpet of violets luxuriantly spread by nature above the tenements of the dad. A lady friend once pointed it out to me and gave me tba history of its occupant. It was at that time of life when the affec tions are warmest and also purest, that Alice Steel met William Hay ward. Tt was a time when the heart is young and guileless. Then the affairs ofthis world pass over us like sum mer clouds across the sun, without a shadow and leaving behind nothing but brightness. The hopes of the future ate ail modelled from the unsullied happiness of the present, when e ven that present, blissful as it may be, is re linquished for the still brighter glorias of the immagination ; or, when, if a cloud gathers on the horizon, the young heart delights to bound away and bask in the sunshine of an imagi nary dream, rather than freeze in the chilling atmosphere of a cold reality*. He was in the spring time of life. Youth had shed its radi ance over his countenance of manly beauty, and he was accomplished in thoe graces which secure admiration, while his fascinating man ners, and engaging address, captivated the hearts of Jl who knew him. He was a schol ar and a distinguished one ; but he had been 100 eager in his pursuit after collegiate honors, antl his health had been exhausted by his too ardu ous labours. He had just recovered from a se vere illness, brought on by intense study ; and the slightly delicate hue, gave, perhaps, greater interest to his appearance. The roses had with ered from his cheek, and his eye beamed with a milder lustre. His forehead was pale as mar ble, and bis black glossy hair, curling over it, seemed like the wing of a raven lying on a wreath of snow. Through the clergyman of ihe village, Hav ward had been introduced to the father ol Al ice Steel, and as he had repaired to the country for the benefit of his health, he, at the invita tion of Mr. Steel, became bis guest during his stay. Alice and he were thus continually to gether and the result was unavo.dable. They were of an age, when the heart is most suscep tible, and when, more than at any other period, the mind is inclined to admire everything ami able. She delighted him with her simplicity, and he would hang over her, drinking in long draughts of love from those large blue eyes of hers so full of soul and tenderness. Time rolled on ; and its flight was impercep tible. Alice centered every thought, every af fection on the being who seemed to her, per fection. She had lived retired and secluded from the world, and the appearance of Hay ward, had opened a new page in the chapter of her existence. He was rich in all those at tractions calculated to make an impression upon the heart ot a sensitive girl, and in her breast he had awakened those indescribable feelings of which, before, the very existence had been unknown to her. Hayvvard's parents died when he was yet young ; he was accordingly placed under the care of some distant relations of his father, who were appointed his guardians. During his boyhood, he had been under the greatest restraint, and when he escaped from the zealous guardianship of home to the com parative freedom of a college life, he devoted himself too closely to study, to enjoy, in its full extent, his additional liberty. His whole life had been passed with books. They were his only friends ; almost bis only companions, and Alice Steel flashed across his sight like a being from another world. He had become wearied of hunting among dusty folios for the records of, to him, uninteresting events, and of poring over the lives of' mm, whose names had been per petuated, but by their crimes. His heart had long yearned to fix its affections upon some be ing, who might reciprocate, and sympathize with his feelings. He was indulging in such dreams, when he first saw Alice. He had read of beauty, of all commanding, maddening bau iv : beauty which had caused man to forget his God, and gods to forget their nature ; but he esteemed it fabulous, and the poets' wild im macinino'. Now he saw it : now it was present to him, not indeed in the all commanding blaze of majesty, bnt n all the winning charms of sim plicity and truth. They loved and were happy, and as they sat in the calm moonlight, w hen their hearts were too full for utterance, they thought that the dim and misty world before them ; the bright blue sea of heaven above them, with its thousand isles of stars, its light, vaporing clouds, like spirits of the blessed look ing down, in that still hour, on the land of sin and sorrow they had left behind ;—they thought then, that these, with all their glories, could not possess a happiness greater than theirs. Time wore awav, and (he period arrived when it was necessary for Hayward to, again, resume his studies. With a heavy hear', he bade his betrothed adieu. A heavy heait too he left behind him. It was in vain that Alice tried to console herself with the iJea that he would soon return ; or, that his letters would soothe the pain of his absence. The thought, "he was here and is gone," would ever be up permost >n her mind. She could not banish it ; she might read, but William had recited the passage when last she had heard it ; she might work, but his conversation had amused ber in BEDFORD, PA., FRIDAY MORNING, JUNE 15,1350. her employment : she might walk, but he had always been her companion ; she flew to hei garden, but he had trimmed those flowers ; to i her music, but he fad listened to, arid admired her singing ; she would look upon the moon, ■ when last it shone, it beamed upon two happy j hearts ; it might now shine upon them, but they were separated. William Hav ward had returned to town, but hi< thoughts wandered away to the country ; his heart was there also. Everything around him s-emed strange and odious. He j in-d his classes, but with these he was equally discon-, tented. He was indifferent to what was pas sing, and totally inattentive. His companions rallied him on his fits of absence ; formerly iie had stood firs? in everything— now hp was far behind. He was uncomfortable at if, and de termined 'o conquer it. He felt that if he would indulge such feelings, he could not at tend to his studies, and he, therefore, determi ned to check thern. He mingled in society ;! and with his companions, ran into every excess; this he was more asily enabled to do, as his fortune, which was large, was now under his own control. While under the care of his; guardians, fie had been sedulously debarred from ali indulgence, ana the excesses into which he now plunged were consequently, greater. The \ stream, instead of being exhausted, 'A as tiamm>d ■ in, and suffered to accumulate, until, Dreaking through every channel by which it could find egress, it ru.-hed along with maddening fu ry- Naturallv of a warm and ardent tempera ment, endowed with high and generous quali ties, which under right guidance, would have impelled him forward to every thing noble, he he fiad been worse than neglected, by the idle trammels, imposed upon him by narrow sight ed, though well meaning friends. He soon be came not only reconciled to, but absolutely de lighted with, his new course of life. He hur ried from one scene of dissipation and thought lessness to another, and if, for a moment, his mind reverted to Alice Steel, he thought that his passion for her might lie dormant for the present, and if convenient, be easily revived. Nor did he, for a moment, consider this unjust. He was aware with what ease he had mastered affeciton for her; and, he conceived that she could "forget him with as slight a sacrifice.' Thus by degrees, the ardor of his attachment subsided ; less of love was associated with the recollections of her name ; in a short time, it was repeated with indifference, then entirely torgotten. Her letters were answered with cold and common place professions of re gard ; in a short time, he was too much engaged to answer ihem at ail; then, they were treated with neglect. Before many weeks had elapsed Alice Steel was entirely banished from his mem ory and her claims were sujwrseded by those of some one who had danced with him at a ball, or smiled upon him, in a promenade. TA'ts it ever is, with men of the Sanguine Temperament. Their hearts are like a sieve, through which af fection filters; their pledges of fidelity, are written in sand, and the las! new face obliter ates from their mindsevery former impression a new face is lo them a refreshing sight. The woman, who is tied fcr life to a husband with this Temperament, had better be in Heaven ! But Alice Steel had nosucb incentives to for getfulness, nor did she wish for them ; for, she delighted to indulge in the pure feelings *vbicb filled her breast.—She loved with (he purify and wa-ini)mf youth, with a love which can be felt but oncWn 1 lie. In his absence, her time passed in worse than Greenland darkness ; but, as in that deserted region, the bright moon al most recompenses the inhabitant for the loss ol the sun, so the recollections of the happy hours she had spent with him, shed a moonlight of happinessover her heart. His present conduct, however, smote more severely, when compared with ihe past. His correspondence was cold and irregular,and soon, discontinued. ignorant of the cause of an alteration so rent. Her last letters were unanswered ; and, pride, invariably the first ally a woman calls to her assistance, prevented her attempting to as certain the occasion of it, and, for a while, bore her up. How oflen, does pride veil from the world's eye the agonies of the heait, and when you have trifled with that heart, and seek to witness the evidences of pain, of suffering, from the wound which you have inflicted, you are met by a countenance as composed, as serene, as if all w as peace within—not a muscle stirs, or a fibre quivers, to send its telegraphic signal to the cheek —not a sign of the volcano, slum bering beneath. You go away without your anticipated, your unnoly triumph, and say to v oursell, or to your friend, perhaps, "what an escape I have made : she is perfectly heartless." Foor fool! you will never know the value of the treasure you have thus, carelessly, thrown from you! Week passed afler week, and no letters arri ving, made it evident that, she was forgotten. While even a chance remained, her indignation supported her; but, when that chance was re- Freedom of Tironght and Opinion. I moved, tfie affectation of pride or indifference, I coujd not prevent her sinking. She faded and pmed away.— Her cheeks lost their roseale hue, and the lily alone was visible over her whole countenance. The canker-worm was doing its work. Change of air was prescribed for her by those who.knew nothing of the cause of her malady. She was removed fo a quiet watering place, where she seemed to improve for a lime, so that hopes were entertained of her recovery. One,morning, as she was seated near Hygeia's Spimg, she chanced to take up a newspaper that was lying or. one of the benches—almost irisU.aiiy, it tell from her hands. She started up, her eye was wildly fixed ; it had rested up on the record,of his marriage. It was but an instant I hat she stood ; in the next she had left the spot, and was hurrying to her chambers. But nature was exhausted. She had been pre pared for this last blow, but it had fallen too heavily. Through the succeeding night, she sat gazing upon vacancy, her lips apart, her eyes immoveable, her brow contracted;—bad it been deatii, tears would have relieved her; but, as it was, her heart was broken. She had been injured—slighted. She bad entrusted to bis keeping, the brightest jewel she possessed,— her love—and he had thrown it aside, as worth less. Every ray of love and affection had cou verged to one burning focus, which, being extin guished, her heart was withered, dried up, ex hausted. Toward morning, she became more composed ; as her. friends approached, she rec ognised them. At length a tear stood in her large biueeye; it fell upon her mother's cheek as she was kissing her poor child. A long deep sigh followed, as she was turning her head up on the pillow. It was the first; it was her last ; the.last that her poor crushed heart ut tered, as it delivered up its sympathies to the soul which, upon that last sigh, accompanied by a prayer of forgiveness for him, uttered too inau dibiy lor earth, but loud enough to be heard in heaven, flew up to its Creator. And thus she perished. With her, love was not an idle song ; it was everything ; it was her very be ing ; and when crushed and trampled upon, that being was annihilated. ill iscciiancaits. i AST RAK G E ROMANCfi.' _ A young lady, beautiful in person and at tractive in manner, who resided in the imme diate vicinity of Boston, was sought in marriage some years ago by two men. One of these was poor, and a mechanic ; the other was rich, and not a mechanic. 'I he loved the former ; the family of the woman liked the latter. As is (he case in such affairs, the wom an married to please her friends. Having thus "s )ki herself," she ought to have been misera ble, but she was not. Her husband's unaffected love subdued her heart, and his gold smoothed the rough places in the human path. Fortune | feeling that this couple were too happy, frown ed, and the man's riches look wings and used ' ! them in flight. Thereupon the husband wound | ! up his business, put bis wife and children, of whom there were two, at a comfortable boar-i ding-house, and then departed lor California in search of money. Some letters and some re mittances arrived from him at first, then noth ing came, and there was a blank of several vears. The wife thought herselt decprted.— . j The family, whose good opinion of the husband j ! had not lately been so often published as for-; inet!y, told her that it was clearly a case for a divorce. When she had become well accus tomed to the sound ofthis unpleasant woiri, the disconsolate wife was thrown into (he society of the mechanic lover, now prosperous, ar.d still unmarried. The memory ol her early, -ea! love came upon her, and she believed j u ith a secret joy that he had remained single j for her sake. This thought nourished her af-j fection, and at last she obtained a divorce from j her husband who had Deserted her, and remain ed absent beyond the time allowed by the stat ute. This accomplished, there was no barrier between her and" the mechanic of her youth.— She informed him that she was his forever, when he should choose to claim her hand. Her feelings cannot have been pleasant lo Darn that since his rejection by her and her marriage to another, the nnromantic hewer of wood had drowned his passion f)r her in the waves of time, ami that at the time of her handsome of- ; fer he no longpi palpitated for her. In fact Barkis was not Willin'. As if all this were not embarrassing enough, who should turn up but the husband, who made his appearance in the form of a letter, announcing that he had accu mulated a dazzling pile of wealth, ami that she was to meet him in New York. The letter also chid her for her neglect in not writing to him for years, and it was clear that h" had sent assurances ol love and also material : aid at intervals ; where these j had gone, no one knows. Here, then, was; trouble. No husband, no lover. The one she had divorced ; the other had refused her. Ta- ! kingcounsel with herself, she packed her trunk, i seeing that her wardrobe was unexceptionable, : and came to the metropolis. She met the com- j ing man on his arrival, and told him the whole ; story as correctly as she, naturally prejudiced in favor of the defendant, could tell it. The husband scowled, growled, looked at the char ming face and the becoming toilette, remem membered California and its loneliness, and took her to his heart. A clergymen was sum moned, a marriage was performed, and a new volume in their life's history was opened.— Tribune. , ! [From the Democratic Standard.] OLD ABE LI!V'IOL\. i ! (.4ir —Old Dan Tucker.) BY "THAT FFLLSR." ■ REASONS WHY "OLD ABE WAS NOMINATED. | _ !lil —lie is Six Feet Four. Wbo was it 'tother day, and who was he of yore, i That stood in his'eet six feet four, And wanfd to be King because he was tall ? [ It was Old Abe Lincoln, and Old King Saul : Clear him out, this Old Abe Lincoln, What in the world did the delegates thinx on. i . .. 2d—He is Brave when out of Danger. Old Abe to escape tar and feathers, and jails. Went into Ohio to [earn to split rails ; But being out ol danger, became very ptucsv, - And threw hacK pebble stones into KeutttcxY. j Clear him out, this Old Abe Lincoln, ft hat iu the world ciu tue delegate* think on. 2d—He Can Split Resit,. I ' ! Old Abe was a dweller on the Ohio's bar) KS, And be saw rails split by k.s nr.Ati John Sharks ; ! Says he, "John, lend me the mAu' AQ<! the cuniou, j I'm going to try to sp: : up 'he Union. Clear him out, this Old Abe Lincoln, Whit in tne world did The delegates think on. j i 4ih—Tlt Loves his Country—over the Left. When his countrymen battling in Mexico, Were in need ot supplies, Oid Abe said. "No His vote WAS tor letting thern perish out there, For the bleeding soldiers, hes*id he didn't care. Clear him out, this old Abe Lincoln, What in the world did the delegates thins on. ! "ARTEMIS WARD' TELLS HOW OLD ABE RECEIVED THE NEWS. The Plaindealer , of Monday, says there are several reports as to how "Honest Old Abe" received the oews of his r.omihali'-n, none of which are correct. We give the correct re port. Tile Official Committee arrived in j Springfield at dewy eve and went to Honest . Old Abe's House. Honest Old Abe not in. Mrs. Honest Old Abe said Honest Old | Abe was out in the woods splitting rails. So | the Official Committee went out into the woods, where, sure enough, they found Honest Old Abe splitting rails his two boy*. It ; was a grand, magaificient spectacle. There stood Honest Old Abe in his shirt-sleeves, a 1 pair of leather home-made suspenders holding j j up a pair of home-made pantaloons, thp seat of | which was neativ patched with substantial . ; cloth of a. different color. "Mr. Lincoln, Sir,'ve beer, nominated, Sir, for the highest I office. Sir —.""Oh don't bother mp," said Honest Old Abe, "I took a stent this mornin' to split three million of rails before night, and I i don't want to be pestered with no stuff about r,o Convention till I get my stent done. I've only got two hundred thousand rails to split ; before sundown. . I kin do it if you'll l°t me I alone." And the great man went right away to splitting rails, paving no attention to the Committee whatever. The Committee were lost in admiration for a few moments, when thev recovered, and asked one of Honest Old Aoe's boys whose boy he was ? ' I'm my parents' boy," shouted the urchin, which burst ' of wit so convulsed ihe Committee that they ' came very near "gin'in eout" completely. In ! a few moments. Honest Old Abe finished his j task and received the news with perfect self possession. He then asked them up to the j house, where he received them [cordially. He i ' sni ' be split three million of rails every day, I alii he was in very poor health. Mr. I Lint , i a jovial man, and has a keen - sense j of the It;, i. us. During the evening he as- { ked Mr. E'-u.'s of New York "why Chicago; was like a hen crossing the street?" Mr. E. j gave it up. "Because," said Mr. Lin- ; '■ coin, "Old Grimes is dead that good old man !" ! This exceedingly humorous thing created the j most uproarious laughter. And as an evidence j that he is a statesman as well as a wag it may j be stated that during the evening he profound- j i ly observed that "gotfc-rnmenls were governed j too much." and that "an honest man was the' noblest work of Gcd." A VALUABLE LOG. —Recently ihe adminis trator of one Eiisha Harris, deceased, late a resident ot Luzerne county, Pa,, offered his effects at public sale, among them an uncouth block of wood, supposed to be a part ola cheese press, and which was purchased for J5 cents, by one David M. Hatmacher. On the morn ing succeeding the safe, the purchaser in a spirit of enquiry "characteristic of the age we live jo,*' split the biock open, when he discov ered a queer secret door, opened by the presure of a long rod, and containing bonds, notes and other matters, besides about $2,000 in silver coin. To test the right of ownership in the the treasure, an amicable suit for it 3 recovery was instituted in the Common Pleas of Lu zerne county, 'resulting in a verdict for the executors for SI,OOO. C~F*"The "Democracy" sneer at ABRAHAM LINCOLN as a "rail splitter."— Erie Gazette. No thev don't 1 They only sneer at a set of jackasses whogo round in the hot sun with rails on their backs, thinking (hey thereby glorify a man wbo once followed the reputable and hon est business of splitting raiis. It is not the man who split the rails, but, the fools who have sud denly become rail worshippers, that they sneer at. MR. What-you-call-him, of our place, says his wife told him that she had been informed thai Mr. Stick-in-the-mud's wife's cousin had heard that Mrs. Tattle guessed shesawSombo dy go in Doubton's house when nobody could have been there but Mrs. Doub'.on f We hard- j ly credit the report, bat. feel it our duty to circulate it. i H fIOI.E I* I.TIBER, 590G. J ADVANTAGES OF DRILLING GRAIN i GRAIN DRILL?, /or over t-n years ha*'? b??n | extensively used in various States of our Union, j (as well a- in foreign countries, )and wifh very j satisfactory results. In many sections of our ! country tiie mode of drilling grain lias entirely. ; superseded the old and ordinary way of sowing ' broad-cast, and covering it with a plow or har , row, lor three practical reasons: That time and J ilaborare economized; that seed is saved, and jl a j th3t a much iarger yield is secured. First —Thp saving of six or eight days' laborjjßK } is not the great advantage in the economy time and labor gained wilb a drill. It is the saving of timp, when the weather is favorable, and the ground is in the right orderjfor feeding, the accomplishment of a large amount of work, v* hen fin? is most precious. When the farmer drills bis grain, the work is finished as far as the drill goes. Not so when IIP scatters his seed broad-cart : a ridden s'orm, or some other con ting ncy my arrest bis labors, when only a part eft he seed ha? been plowed cr barfowed j in, and h a imy be obliged to sow it over again ! to his di- advantage, not only in seed and labor j hit. but runs the risk of losing his crop, i St cond —From one to two pecks of seed to the acre is saved bv the use cf the drill, as ai( j the seed put into th® Box, is evenly deposited ! in the ground ; nonetis blown away, none is left on top of the ground for the fo-wJs to pick up, or the insect to feed upon, and any precise quantity desired, can be put on the acre, with more perfect regularity than can possibly be done by hand. Thir l —The reasons why drilled wheat yields more to the acre are as follows: the tooth, (or shovel.) makes a furrow, at the bottom of which the seed is covered, the earth thrown out on ei ther side, forming a ridge of earth h-tween the rows of grain, which, by the action ol the rain and thawing, the ridge moulders down, carry ing the belter properties of the soil to the roots of the grain, nourishing and preventing them from being "thrown cut," and "winter killed," as is more or less the case with sow ing. As every observer knows, grain sown broad-cast and plowed or harrowed in, some grains are covered too deep , others not covered at all. and a large portion of the seed being slightly covered, produces a weakly blade, which is thcown out by the frost in winter, of if it barely escapes, grows a slender stalk, liaMfUl to mildew, and poorly filled. IUI The growth of drilled wheat being uniform* from the fact ol its regular distribution at i lar and proper depth, its ripening is simultane? bus, and is therefore not likely to be damaged bv rust or weevil, in the same degree that bMpf- 4 ; cast wheat generally is, because being planted ■ . at different depths, some h evds may be in blos som, while in others, the grain is hardening, thus giving the insect a fair opportunity to make sad havoc. Wheat drilled in rows is fa vorablp to light and air, elements which are well known to be required foft *he healthful growth and proper ripening ol every head, and may be gathered with greater security than broad-cast, in which there may be some beads too ripe, while others are barely 6t to harvest. Drilled wheat doe 9 much better ip a drj sea son than broad-cast, being depositejf alt; a uni form and proper depthr the root is Nhhurished and protected, grows vigorously and produces strong stalks, which bear large and well filled heads. Eut Drills are not only economical for win ter grain, hut have proved to be advantageous I for planting OATS and BARLEY, as a great a ; mount of seed and labor is saved, and the sialics grow mo r e strong and healthy, and are not so liable to be ' eaten down by rain and storm. It -has been well established, that more oats can be raised from less seed by drilling, than by broad-casting. • There is no implement used on the farm with so much profit to the farmer, as a good Grain DriH. The Threshing Machine is an improve ment over the flail in point of labor, but does not take any more grain from the straw. Tbe Mowing Machine is an improvement over the scythe in labor saving, but as mnch grass can be cut frorr. the same ground with (he scythe- But the Drill not only saves labor but increases the yield, and saves a great amount of seed, which is mooey. Ojp"Wonderful fact! The number of fet ters in the names of the Republican candidates for President and Vice President, is tbe same in each. We have this wonderful fact from a Re publican paper of undoubted veracity. Won ders will never cease! is said to bp an old ladv down on Long Island so very fat, that the neighbors use her shadow for griddle greasing. To keep her from slipping out of bed, her husband rolls her in ashes. Long Island is a great place. JONAH wrote to his. father after the whale first swallowed him, stating that be thought he bad lounda good opening lor a young man go ing into the oil business, but afterwards wrote homp for money, stating that he'had been suck ed in. A YOUNG LADY in towp was cured of a pal pitation ot the heart, the other evening, by a young gentleman in the simplest an! most nat ural way imaginable. He merely held one 3j of her hands in his, put his arm around ber D waist, and whispered something in ber left ear. THERE is a man down East who has lived so long on corn bread that his hair has turned to silk™ like that which grows on the grain, and his toes are so full of corns that he expects' to see them covered with husks the next jrbtr. jj ait A high rent—a hole in the crowa ofofiMir bad hat. . tjjjgij VOL 3. NO. 46.

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