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had got down in our own country to 3 and 4 cents, however useless it may be to write then to southper 16., for a prime article, thus making it a losing erners. But I am glad to see that one planter, the business to the dairyman. Now that same article writer of the article under review, is in a fair way is worth fully 7 cents, and upwards; and one to be benefited by reading the Agriculturist; and it million pounds of it were exported, during the last is a great pity that many others could not be induced week in October, from this port (New York) alone. to follow his example in both reading and writing Would Reviewer leave us to infer that this was in agricultural papers. going to benefit the pauper population of England, Removing Stains from Cloth.This is one of to the injury of the American dairyman? No; we those plain, concise articles, that all grades of intelwill do him the credit to believe that he would draw lect can understand. It is the many such useful no such conclusion; and yet we are sanguine in the articles as this that gives great value to your paper. opinion that corn and cheese will prove a parallel I like them. case.]

Yellows in Peach Trees.-No doubt the cure is Foreign Cattle.I agree with you most cordially, effectual. But I wish to know whether it would neighbor Bement, that we have imported enough at not also answer to cut them off even with the present. If we rightly improve those we have, ground, and then the roots will sprout up and make we might better become exporters than importers new trees? We might just as well import our wheat and pota Management of Honey Bees.- I have only one toes, as any more cattle. Many now have learned remark to make upon this article. Mr. Miner conto think that nothing American is good enough for demns bee-houses in toto This is so contrary to their perverted taste. We have the seed, and if as old custom that I cannot at once agree to it. My good cattle cannot be grown upon our soil as that bee-house is simply for the purpose of sheltering of Great Britain, let us acknowledge the fact, and the hives from sun and storm, and I have never exown our dependence again upon our old mother for perienced the difficulties mentioned. But if Mr. all the common necessaries of life.

Miner's plan of hanging up hives in the open air is Southern Agriculture.—Perhaps it is as your cor- best, it certainly is cheapest. But pray, Mr. M., respondent from Louisiana thinks, “almost useless do your hives never warp and crack, and leak for any one to waste paper and ink to write to the water; and is the sun not too hot without any southern planter,” &c., because he won't read. If shade whatever ? Let us hear further from you on your plantations are too extensive to manure this point, and in a more serious mood. thoroughly,” throw away one-half or three-quar Sowing Machine.-For seeding, I prefer Penters, and treat the remaining part rationally. The nock's, for that plants and covers; but this may

do fact is, your system of rushing everything is your well for spreading plaster, &c., which that would ruin. I don't know how it is with you, as I have not. But this costs too much, and I think it can be never visited your immediate locality, but I know simplified and cheapened. Construct the upper in many of the cotton plantations, the most de- roller in the figure so as to serve for the axle, and structive system of farming is pursued that I ever by being made fast in the hubs of common wagon saw. The timber is barely cleared from the land wheels, revolve with them. Geer from the axle before the soil is literally washed away down the direct into the cylinder. Have a revolving band on steep side-bills, and the land spoiled for ever! the centre of the axle, to which the coupling rod Perhaps your land at “ Redwood” is level, and only can be attached, and then the whole of the sowing in danger of being worn out by the eternal round apparatus can be attached to a common wagon, and of cotton after cotton every year, which you can- not cost over $20. If the present machine is panot prevent, because you "“ have no time to haul tented, my improvement is not; so all creation may large quantities of manure to the field.” But I tell use it if they like. There is no doubt, in my mind, you that you do not need to haul manure ; your about the feasibility of the alteration. land can be kept in good condition for ever by Colic in Horses.—The recipe is very good, but green crops plowed in, and by doing all your plow- the difficulty is to know whether the complaint is ing twice as deep as you now do, which I venture colic. I have seen a good many horses die with a to assert is not over two inches. If you think dif- complaint that appeared like colic, which no mediferently, I beg you to go into your fields unknown cine on earth could cure after the horse showed to the plowmen, and stick down a dozen pegs two symptoms similar to colic. The directions for preinches below the surface, and then follow the vention are therefore the most valuable of the two. plows and see how many they will plow up. If The Superior Corn Breail, found at Bement's the present low price of cotton continues, it will Hotel, I have eaten there, and endorse “good;” but drive you to cultivate other crops, which, if not I have eaten the superior of it made in a southern otherwise profitable, will save your soil from utter negro cabin, with meal and water only, thoroughly prostration. I have seen as fine Cuba tobacco worked into stiff dough and palatably salted, then grown a hundred miles north of you, as ever grew laid between two cabbage leaves and buried like a upon that Island. As for the assertion that north- potato to roast in the hot embers of a wood fire. ern farmers would be as bad off as your southern Such corn bread is good-cheap-easily made—but farmers now are, I cannot agree to it. Look how never grind the meal fine. This is where ihe Eng. they are renovating some of the worn-out lands of lish will fail—they talk of “ flour of Indian corn;" Virginia. When your present exhausting system that spoils it most surely. of farming in Louisiana has ruined the land, and its Succotash.—All righi Mr. Farmer and Garlener present occupants, northern farmers will then come Hope all your readers have got the pork, and will and grow rich, where the system of starving the follow your plain directions to cook this excellent soil has ruined the owners. These are facts, Idish, which is often spoilt in making.

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Adulteration of Milk. There is but one way that "chisel” out the thistle, a thousand others will not; I can see which will be likely to secure us pure, and “ faith without works” will never rid the milk in the city of New York; and that is, by country of the Canada thistle, any more than in the establishing an extensive milk company under the negro's sermon it could make “ de hog a gemman in surveillance of the police, subject to a forfeiture of de parler." their privileges if ever found selling adulterated Imported Cattle.--I have said my say in remarks milk. Having a large number of regular customers, upon Mr. Bement's communication. ”Mr. Vail is it will be the interest of the company to sell nothing a very enterprising friend of improvement, and has but pure milk, and certainly the interest of pur- a beautiful herd of cattle; bu: suppose you admit chasers to buy from no other source This combi- similar articles from all the eminent stock-breeders nation would brush down dishonest dealers. The in the country, including pedigrees, would it be insubject is worthy of further thought and discussion. teresting to the great majority of your readers ?

Wheat in Georgia.—I am well aware that good The half-dozen lines in your August No., with the wheat crops can be grown in all the Southern addition of the importer's name, is all the space that States; but I wish to inquire of Mr. Terrell, how should, in justice to your paying readers, have been the grain can be preserved from the destruction of occupied by this subject. the weevil, which so infest all the country south of Private Agricultural Schools.—Well, if you latitude 37° or 38°, that I have ever visited ? If they cannot agree with Reviewer,” we will not quarrel. do not infest Georgia, and wheat can be profitably Your politics, which you proclaim in this article, grown there for“ 375 cents a bushel,” it is cheaper are so different from mine, that it will probably be than it can be grown upon the boasted prairie useless for us to attempt to “ hitch our horses tolands of the West

, maugre a late article in the New gether.” I believe the object of all governments York Journal of Commerce, asserting that it can be should be to foster the interests of the people govgrown for 16 cents! Mr. Terrell is an observing and erned; and to collect and concentrate resources to interesting correspondent ; but I would recommend accomplish great works, for great good, by a great to him to take great care that his observations made combined effort of the whole people, through the while travelling by railroad, are not erroneous. agency of the rulers acting as managers for all the We have too many railroad travellers’ publications individuals, that no one individual can do. And I now-a-days. His observation upon the true policy do not consider myself a bad citizen, though you of the South to raise her own provisions, is worthy do, because I advocate this “plain political axiom.” of all credit, and should be much more generally But while you deprecate all governmental endow, practised. But when that becomes the case, seve ments of schools, why do you advocate “ an annual ral of the North-western States will feel the loss of appropriation for the collecting of materials and a home market, and at the same time learn that they sending forth substantial public documents, containhave no foreign one. [Dear Reviewer, don't be so ing real information to the agricultural community certain of that fact, otherwise we fear we shall be in regard to their business." The late bundle of obliged to suspect you as one of the Editors of the trash from the Patent Office, I suppose you consider New York Tribune.]

a substantial document of the class you wish to Drovers' Dogs.—This cut is not quite “ as clear patronize. Verily, friend, thou art inconsistent, as mud,” though somewhat muddy; for to us un- and I fear somewhat agrarianish in thy principles. learnt in dogology, we are not able to distinguish At all events, thou art not well versed in true poli. “ Boxer” from “Rose," and therefore it is not so tical economy. “ Let us have no national school,” interesting as

you say.

Then let us have no national monopoly Domestic Fish-Ponds, with its clear, beautiful of the public domain, which instead of converting illustrations, and very lucid description, by an ex- the proceeds into schools, and roads, and harbors, cellent writer, whose new work upon the “ Trees for the benefit of those who pay their money for of America,” I will read with pleasure, whenever them, have diverted every dollar so wrung from the the author sends me a copy. [You shall have one hard toil of the poor pioneer in the forest, for the gratis, if we have to send it ourselves.]

cut-throat purpose of glorious war," upon a dePractical Facts about Pork and Bacon.—This is fenceless people, to gain more territory to devote from a prolific pen, from whence flow a great again to the same purpose. But this is not, I supmany practical facts upon a great many interesting pose, in your opinion, " beyond the proper sphere” subjects, and upon this one he writes exactly as of government. though “ he was brought up among the hogs.” Dr. Philips' Reply to Reviewer, is an interesting That this article is an interesting one, is proved by article, and I feel pleased to think that I have been the fact that it is “ taking the round of the

papers."

the cause of drawing him out so fully. Still, he How to Destroy the Canada Thistle.—This is all might have written more lengthily upon the several very good doctrine ; but how are you to induce inquiries made, with equal interest. I am sorry to

every man to weed on his own side of the fence ?" think from the closing, paragraph of the Doctor's Weeds in fence corners, is another of the evils of letter, that perhaps he thought my remarks were too our wretched system of fencing, which has not much in a vein of ridicule, for an entire stranger to been sufficiently adverted to by the advocates of indulge in. But the truth is, he is no stranger to cultivating land without fence. And until that day me, and I know he loves a joke and would laugh of wisdom arrives, I, for one, despair of ridding the heartily now if he could " ferret me out," and-learn land of this troublesome weed, as well as many how I know that peas " have a haulm.” other of the evils of the system of compelling one Gardening, No. 7, should never have been thus man to fence against everybody else's cattle. Be entitled ; for, although an interesting article upon assured, “ old farmer," that although you may geological science, it has not one word upon the

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REVIEW OF THE SEPTEMBER NO. OF THE AGRICULTURIST. science of gardening. “ In uncultivated grounds, the seeds of several of the true grasses, as well as soils occupy only a few inches in depth of the sur- from the juice of the sugar-cane grass, is no less face,” is an old theory that may be true in Europe useful than the production of hay, bread, beef, when it was first written, but it is not so when pork, paper, hats, mats, bags, and ladies' bonnets, applied to millions of acres of American soil; all of which are made of the “ grass of the field which, in some of the western states, is deeper than that perisheth.” And yet I am a strict temperance the plow ever runs. I do not believe that “ every man. But I know that distilled spirit is one of the gardener or farmer who know the sorts of plants blessings of civilisation, and for many purposes not naturally produced upon a soil,” would be able to only useful, but almost, perhaps wholly, indispendetermine its value for cultivation. I recollect being sable. How dreadfully is this good gift abused ! told many years ago in Michigan, while “ land Boys, be Kind to Domestic Animals.- I could write hunting," that wherever I found the burr oak, I a long sermon from this text; but when done it should find warm, rich, sandy land ; and yet, in would not comprehend more meaning than those six truth, I found it afterwards growing upon poor, short words. Let me but learn the natural disposi. cold, hard, clayey land. So “ these plants are not tion of a boy to be cruel to domestic animals, and I absolutely to be depended upon;” in fact, only in will paint his horoscope most truly; but it shall be extreme cases, not to be depended upon at all. an unenviable picture for him to look upon. Very

Wool-growing in Western New York.--I like this likely the prison and gallows will form the end of kind of articles. In reviewing it I wish to ask Mr. the view. No trait in a child's character is more Peters a few questions, which I am sure he will displeasing to me. No nation of people, except answer freely, to make his statements more plain to some of the very lowest grades of African barbarians, some of us dull-brained city dwellers. You state attempts to live without the use of domestic animals. that we can buy farms at $10 or $12 per acre, that Let them ever be treated kindly in all respects. will carry “ 300 sheep to every 100 acres of cleared Foreign Agricultural News.- Here I find an land;” but do you in the cost make allowance for article from the Gardener's Chronicle, upon the subwoodland ? Would not that be included in the ject of substituting other seed wheat, with a view price, and, of course, add to the capital ? And, of shortening the growing season, and consequently again, you allow no chance whatever for a poor bringing on the harvest in summer instead of man, or one even with $3,000 or $4,000, to engage autumn. I should like to know what is the reason in wool-growing in western New York. Must all our winter wheat cannot be grown in England, and of that class be driven to the prairies of the west? whether the experiment has been thoroughly tried Now, it appears to me, if no man with a less with seed from this country! In this country, our capital than $14,000 can profitably engage in the seeding is done before the harvesting in England. business, that very few will undertake it without a What they call spring wheat there, which I believe better show of figures than yours. The truth is, is usually sown in February, when brought here, that the capitalist can make " 11 per cent.” so much becomes winter wheat, and must be sown in autumn more certain and easy, that he will not engage in to

Pulling Flax.—The directions will answer as prospect of much larger profits. Will twelve tons well for this country as England. But there is so (and what kind) of hay without grain, winter 100 much labor attached to growing and preparing flas sheep? Is 20 acres of pasture, on an average, not a for the spinner, that other crops will usually be found small allowance ? Do you pasture meadow and more profitable here than flax, except when grown grain fall or spring?

exclusively for seed, and then it need not be pulled. Feeding Large Don in Town.-If with the first Making Rhubarb (pie plant) Wine, or preserving feed described, you will give nineteen twentieths of it, I cannot see the object of here where we have so these dogs, each a sixpence worth of strychnine, it many other better things. will save much future expense, and add greatly to Bones Dissolved in Caustic Ley.--It seems curious the comfort of many thousand citizens, and still that it should be necessary to publish this fact, leave all the dogs that can be of any possible ad- known to every “old woman” who ever made vantage to their owners or anybody else—dogs soap, and much more curious that it should have included !

ever been the subject of a patent. But that was in Ladies' Department.-Not a word to say. I dare England, where one is restrained by an excise law not look under that-what-d’ye-call-it? and I can from making his own soap out of his own bones, not see the beauty of the thing unless I do. So I grease, and ashes. will pass on to the

The Potato Disease.--The remarks upon this go to Chapter on Grasses, which is well calculated to prove to my mind, that the cause of this lamentable give correct information to the boys. But, pray malady lies beyond the reach of all human skill ; tell me, which is the real Kentucky “ blue grass,” and I fear it is destiny that we shall no longer de. Poa pratensis or Poa compressa ? [Botanists have pend upon this crop as a means of sustaining animal decided Poa pratensis.) What is called blue grass life. I sincerely hope that my presentiments will in New York is a different grass from that which is prove false. I cannot read an article upon the subso called in Kentucky. If " E. L.” will write an ject without having vivid pictures of human sufferarticle giving a plain description of each kind of ing presented to my mind. hay and pasture grass-when sown-growth The Editor's Table is not as sumptuously fursize-duration--use, &c., and the editor will illus- nished this month as usual, and so we can the trate with cuts (we will do it], it will be a very sooner pass over it. valuable article for the Boys' Department of this Results of Hydropathy seems to be the most paper. I think that the distillation of spirit from tempting dish to a cold water man. This is Ur.

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Joubtedly a good curative system; but like a great Northern farmers to undertake to compete with many other new systems, it claims too much--s0 corn sugar against the southern cane ? If you canmuch, in fact, that the whole is pronounced a not afford to exchange flour, you can mustard and humbug. I have myself experienced relief from hops. It is singular, too, if beans and peas, partia medicinal application of cold water upon the cularly the latter, cannot be grown as cheap as spine, for neuralgia; but it is far from infallible. wheat; yet they are quoted 50 per cent. higher. Your recommendations of ablution as a preventive, Again, sumac is quoted at out four-fifths the ought to be rigidly practised, and although I doubt price of tobacco, and yet it does not require so rich its effect to drive away“ nine-tenths of the diseases” a soil, nor one-tenth the labor of tobacco. It is also of the human family, it might affect one-tenth, and worth more by the pound than wheat. There are would be so much clear gain.

certainly great inconsistencies in these prices, Life in Prairie Land.--As you say the fair which must wholly arise from the neglect of those authoress is an acquaintance of yours, and as you who are the most interested, as to what is the most are a bachelor, I am somewhat afraid to trust to profitable crop for them to cultivate. REVIEWER. your recommendation without an endorser. If you had told us whether the lady had been an actual dweller (she was] in the land she describes, we

THE CORN CROP. could have formed a better judgment of her ability INDIAN corn will soon be among our largest to describe the wild scenery of that wild country. exports; anything, therefore, which may tend to

French Cookery. There is decidedly too much cheapen its production, and facilitate getting it of it already in this country for the health of the either to a home or foreign market, will be adding people. It is a poor book to recommend to “ plain | so much to the wealth of the country. At present farmers.” Better publish the manner of cooking, prices, all acknowledge it to be a very profitable and style of living in New England, when your crop to the Western farmer, when proper attention worthy father was a youth there,

is bestowed upon the culture; we can show it to be The Trees of America. I really hope this is just equally so in New York, and even sterile New what it should be, for upon no subject was a good England. standard work more needed. Your remark that No tarmer should think of planting corn on land " the engravings are executed with considerable that is not in a condition to yield him at least thirty skill,” is such faint praise, that I am induced to bushels to the acre, and fifty bushels would be still think they are not what they should be. [They more profitable. If his land cannot produce are very neatly and accurately done.] It is one of this, he had better cultivate it in some other crop the great beauties of Michaux's work upon the till it can. If it yields forty to fifty bushels same subject, that the engravings are superb. if by per acre, under an ordinary rotation, the stalks in some means the public mind of America cannot be the Northern States will pay all expenses of cultiinduced to preserve and cultivate forest trees, the vation, leaving the corn a clear profit, after dethictday is not far distant when we shall be as destitute ing the interest of the money on the land. In this of timber as many parts of Europe, where the want case we assume that the stalks are cut up close to of it is distressing. I suppose I must not say it the ground, with the corn on-then properly should be the duty of the United States government cured—and that they are prepared by the cutting to plant and use groves of timber upon the vast machine before feeding them out to the stock. tracts of western prairie land, lest some politician Many sound, practical farmers, contend that, cured should tell me that “ that was not the legitimate and prepared in this way, a good quality of corn business of government,” but “ should he left to in- stalks is as valuable for cattle fodder as hay. dividuals,” and therefore never accomplished. On an average, we do not think so, but will put

Review of the Market. There are two or three them down at half the present value of hay here facts in this of so much importance that I cannot --say five dollars per ton. Admitting that they close my review without calling the serious atten- average four tons per acre, well dried, their value tion of American cultivators to their importance. would be twenty dollars, which is certainly more Wheat in this market, the last of August, is worth than the average cost of cultivating an acre of corn, 14 to 14 cents per pound; manufactured into flour, Corn is now worth seventy-five cents per bushel only about 2 cents per pound. Rye is one cent per in this market. Thirty bushels would be $22 50; pound, and corn a little less. Sugar averages fifty bushels, $37 50 per acre. Allowing $5 for about 6 cents per pound, while mustard is from 16 rent of land, and a large profit would be left, unless to 31 cents per pound. Now is it possible that any one had been very extravagant in the purchase of farmer can grow and pay freight upon, to send to manure ; and even in this case, not more than onemarket, 16 or 20 lbs. of wheat at the same price as third, or one-half, should be charged to the corn one of mustard, or that he can manufacture and crop, as much of its fertility would be still remain. send to market 12 lbs. of wheat flour, for which he ing in the ground for the succeeding crops. gets no more money than for one of mustard ? Or The above is merely our calculation, and we cần the planter send 4 lbs. of sugar to pay for 1 lb of admit that it is a favorable one for the corn, as mustard ? A crop of mustard can be grown and sent nothing is allowed for injuries by the frost, worms, to market as cheap as a crop of timothy seed, and storms, &c. Still, we think thirty bushels per yet that is quoted at an average of about 3 cents per acre is easily attainable on an average of years, pound. Again, 6 lbs. of hops will bring as much throughout the country. If any of our readers as 60 lbs. of wheat ; and 1 lb. of hops can be ex. can make it out less or more, we shall be glad to changed for 2 or 3 lbs. of sugar. As hops will be favored with their calculations, and put them grow wherever corn will, is it worth while for on record in our pages.

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LADIES' DEPARTMENT.
Ladies' Department.

return to a life alike physically and mentally
useful. Ten years ago, the physical only was

thought of in their education. They could spin THE LIFE OF A FARMER'S DAUGHTER and knit, weave and braid, wash and scrub, and

ALIKE PHYSICALLY AND MENTALLY when not carried to excess, the labor was most USEFUL.

beneficial for the body. But alas ! the poor mind. Wuy how is this, my dear Mr. Allen--two num. it was dieted like a feeble child, till it found its

Out-stripped and despised by its robust companion, bers of the Agriculturist, and the Ladies Department sole nourishment in the scandals of a gossipping without an original paper ? Such a thing has not

When awakened to the magnitude happened before since January, 1845, when you of this error, they ran into an opposite extreme, and

neighborhood. first announced your intention of re-opening in

the mental alone was cared for; living languages connection with the Boys Department) these rather and dead, philosophy and mathematics, ologies and novel features in an agricultural journal. What the fine arts were crammed into their heads, till much has become of your sometime indefatigable corre

“ made them mad,” while,

learning had well nigh spondent, “ E. $. ?” Do pray, tell her, we cannot in the meantime, the body was left to consume in do without her. I hope the remarks of “ Reviewer” have not found an equilibrium yet, but the prospect is

indolence, like the mind before. They have not paralyzed the pens of the sex; for, though not remarkable for courage, they surely would not be brighter, though it is difficult to determine which alarmed at the innocent notices of one holding the out of the two evils is the least

. It is sad to see thankless office of a critic. They must remember

a bright and vigorous intellect joined to a feeble, that it is his province to decry everything that does wasting body; but it is brute-like to mark a being not suit his peculiar fancies, and seem, at least, to the inner life glimmering only like the decaying

full of life, and health, and animal strength, with despise all opinions but his own, and they certainly embers, with the soul which likens us to the godwould not quarrel with a man for performing like, slumbering in a lethargy of ignorance, dead to strictly the duties his calling may impose upon its high calling, and its vast powers. We will him. By the by, I wonder if it would be possible hope, however, even in these days of “piano for any one to sit down and write a candid, impar. thumping," to see the proper medium attained, and tial review of an article or articles, unbiased by American women, laying aside their dyspeptics and his own prejudices, unswayed by any tenets but affectations, with healthful, exercised minds and those of peace and good-will; without sneering at practices different from those he has been accus- above the reproach of the wise, and the sneers of

bodies, taking a stand that shall place them at once tomed to, or turning things into ridicule because he

the ignorant.

E. M. C. does not understand them. I wish some one would try, if only for the novelty of the thing. To be

Lynn, Oct. 2, 1846. sure, the tone of a person's mind will give a color-| ing to his expressions, and he must have his own Polish MANNER OF PRESERVING TOMATOS.-Boil particular thoughts about matters ; but unfortunately water with as much salt in it as to give it an agreein the trade of reviewing, there is too often some able saltish taste, and let it stand till it is cold, then purpose to serve, which obliges the critic to lay pour it over the tomatos, which should previously aside justice, so that we generally have as much be freed from the green and all impurities, without reason to suspect his praise as his blame. This, breaking the skin, in a wide-mouthed glass bottle however, applies to reviewers in general; not to or jar, when they should be closely, papered ur ours in particular, to whom it is to be hoped these and set in a tolerably cool place, such as a store remarks do not apply.

room or pai. "y, but a cellar is not necessary. The I do not know how it may be with some others tomatos should not be closely packed, but if posof the sisterhood, but for my part, I would quite as sible allowed to swim about in the jar; and in this soon hear the sex called “ too effeminate and dys- way they are preserved in Poland till they come peptic, and ridiculously full of affectation of deli- again, always taking out a few when wanted, and cacy,” as be sickened with appellations of “the covering the jar again. pretty dears,”

“ sweet creatures," and " ' angelic beings,” which some writers are so profuse in TO PRESERVE THE BRIGHT GREEN COLOR OF using: While the one only savors somewhat strong. VEGETABLES, such as spinach, beans, peas, &c.; ly of individual pique, the others are better befitting put a small teaspoonful of salæratus to every half the sentimental heroine of a love-sick novel, gallon of water in which they are to be boiled. than an intelligent flesh and blood woman. It seems, too, that American ladies need reforming mentally and physically. Now I do not know the A Drop or two of honey well rubbed on the latitude and longitude of our friend's locality, and hands while wet, after washing with soap, prevents therefore cannot even “guess” at the class of ladies chapping, and removes the roughness of the skinforming his acquaintance, but he appears to be in it is particularly pleasant for children's hands and an unfortunate situation somewhere, and the sooner

faces in cold weather. he can get out of it the better.

Nevertheless, while there is need of a reforma ONE pint bowl of common salt makes three tion, the hope arises that it has already commenced quarts of brine strong enough to bear an egg, or in some parts of the country, and we will not float a potato, which is as good a test of its strength “wholly despair” that farmers' daughters may yet - this is a saturated solution.

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