Nebraska advertiser. (Brownville, Nemaha County, N.T. [Neb.]) 1856-1882, December 06, 1860, Image 1
rrjeewstr" r mill. iV "TilB ADVERTISER, - - rrBUfnKDEVtRTrnuBsrATBT FUKNAS & LYANNA, ... asoryStrieklcr's Bio Hain Street.; f 5 CO 00 T i fin ncr 11 r ?!"Th !coiP tlie order, tot fctm. provide.. " . , v-.i .t 41 fi! X' - (3 Ml! i i Ay rf Ay Y Ay A3 AV?. y ev' AX Ay . THE ADVERTISER,. 'Tree lo Form and Eegulate ALL taeir Domestic Institntlons In their own vay, subject only to the Constlfntioh of the United States J a qsre(10 lines or Ii)oatimrtlcs, - One iquare, va injotli, - - - B twine C.rlof 3ixUaeorlesf ,oa yer. ioaeOilutaucneye.tr, - - --- Oe-bait Columu one year, ----- Oae fourth Column one year. - - - OaeeiisLti Oolcma one jear, - - -Oaecclua.Bi:! laor.tiii. ------- On bait Column ill month. - - - OaeruurtaC'iiaoinsIxroony , - - - -Oat e'.gcth Column six mouitu, - . . One Column three months, ------ Oat half Column three mouth, - - . . One fourth Culumn three mouths, - . . One eiahth Column three month. - - .menacing caadtJtteif oroflce (lailrtnci li. $ (r CO 6t 5 tt 1 tj it tf i ) 10 c " 8 Sv to w . 11 64 10 04 55 i VOL. V. BROWNVILLE, NEBRASKA, THURSDAY, DECEMBER 6, 1860. NO. 22. 15USINKSS CARDS SCHOtMIEIT . - -ti & Sclioeniieit ATTORNEYS AT LAW, ' . SOLICITOR IN CIIANCERY. Xrourinct - jTbTwestoii, iTTnaUEY AT LAV, n ft w - cat a xjT uuv -v . - 'IMItc's Icak, or liusU" KEW PSOViSION STORE, DRY GOODS HOUSE. JSTo. 11, IVCrxixi troct, BR.OWNVILLE, N. T. a Mtin Stieet, 1859.- W. TIPTON, Attorney at Law, BR 0 WX V 1 h h K , .V. T. UR. D. GWIN, TIavia" permaner-tly located in mVXVILLE. -NEBKASKA, IIROW.N'VILLK Kof tic jiractice cf 31 i dmhi( r rgfe"-iona1 serv OtTi" on Mit'iu ntrert Kof t be ract .etc: ea ,c . a- - ' no o .! A.S.J10LLADAY, M. D. . Be-prrffi.i:y inform, bit- friend In BwnviHc and Mnlicinr, Surgery, & Obstetrics, CMUrer'l ,..tr,.uge heretofore , teuaed to tulne will te 1'jBB Feb.2i,'63. 35 ly Offlce t Cty Drug Stwre. TT7 TL7" sSc- Co nave Just completed tbtlr new tiusine? rrnniie on Mjiu Street, near the U.S. Land Offlre, in Brownvilie where they have opened out nd ureoffering en the most favorable terms, Cw-S:2-(0 OS SLZS3 3 Dry Goods, Provisions, Of all Kinds. FLOUR, XONFECTIONARIES, GRCEX AXD DRIED FIiriTS, Choice Liquors, Cipars, And a "thousand and one," other things eToryldr need. CALL AND EXAMINE OUR STOCK Brownvllle, Apri' 26, ly . L. 1.1 JOHNSON, M PIIYSiCIAN" AND SURGEON, ' ora-.e atr. Otmi' Law Office, First Strret. bct-reea ITaia rnJ Water, - 7 Li 1 U 11 1 I! NE.WSP APE11S, AND Of every descrijiion, for sale at . SCIII1TZ k.DEUSER'S LITERARY DEPOT, ' South-east corner Main and Second, imowNVIIiE. N, T. Scvt,i:a, mo. f-ntll B. HEWETT. E. W.THOMA McGary, Hewctt & Thomas, ATTORNEYS AT JLA IV AND SOLICITORS IX CIL1XCERY. UrowTiYllic, Nebraska. Will nrictloe In the Court of Nobraska,and North et Musourl. REFERENCES . - ffr. Crow, McCreary k. Co., St. Lonia,Ko 11 n. JamoK 11 . irigbs, . Hon. J.iha R. Sheply, U,.n. Jiiii" Ciaic, Hon . Silui W.mJson, 11... SuTinel W Blacx, !S F.Nn.k.ilU.E., rbever Sweet. Co. , K. Y. Furnas Browtu ille, N. T- Oct. IS Do . - Do St-Josert.Mo. Do ' Nebraska City.N.T. Do . dj Brow nvllle 185S. vlr.18 . E. S. DUNDY, . ATTORNEY AT LAW, " ARCHF.R, RICHARDSON CO. N. T. WILl,pra '.ice in the several Courts of I ho Judicial District . rien-1 tnll matter conne-tfd with tlie Pr t-i-'i Wm. MtLennas will isiNt mr i: 'ho prs e 'UU 9i-t- to, t'-n-tt n t a Mrs. Hendgen & Miss Lusk, MILLINERS AND DRESS MAKERS, First Street, bet. Main and Water, miow'N v i r. r.E, n r: n n a s k a , Bonnttt Ilead-Dresesand Trimming alicay ton hand PIONB3EBS. Is Manxifactory AND BIITDERY, COUNCIL BLUFFS, IOWA. .WILLIAM F. KITER. May 17, 18G0. AHERIGAN HOUSE. XTew Hotel ,t BROWNVILLE, NEBRASKA. P. J. HENDGEN, Tiereby notinep'.he public that he has purchased tho Nebraska House in Brownville, N. T., formerly kept by T. J. Edwurds. and has remodeled, renovated and enti rely chanped the whole hou.ee from cellar to carret, with an especial view to neatness, comfort and conve nience. Having had many years experience a hotel keeper, he feels safe in warrantinpitiei.ordinp patron age of Brownville, and the traveling public, that while at the American, they will have no reason to complain offhefare In any respect. The notel Is situated immediately at the Steamboat Lacdinz, foot of Main street, and consequently afford peculiar advantages to the traveling community. The proprietor asks hat to be tri?d,tud if not found worthy, discarded. January, 19 1SG0. 2S-tf Merchant Tailor, JACOB MARHON, BEOWNVILLE, N. T. if NcNraska City, .f ituportintSuits . J. L. r(Hri. JESSE MOIXADAY. ALEXIS MCD1). ni(.ni:s & iioLvvi ay, N.. I, City Buildings, BAIIfT LOUIS ... MISSOURI. No. HO, Pearl Street, Now T"orlf . . Produce . and Commission . MERCHANTS. we m.rcR it rrn.MJSMOs to . ' Pitwf II, i,evy Ji Uemon. - - St. Joseph, T..tlr it Karlcith, ; T.iJ turj - ..." Nave, Slo('.irji.C.., .... Di'Ttntl 4l la-.u.n - - - ' 3T-6:n D. l. 1: A. C O S T A K IMrOItTER A.tr PEALER 15 IRON, STEEL, NAILS, CASTINGS, SPRINGS,. AXLES, FILES BHIjZjO ws, BLACKS MATH'S TOOLS Also: IWjs, Spokes, andBcnt Stuff. Thiil Street, between Felix and Edmond, SAINT JOSEPH, iAIO. Wfeirh he Fell at ft. Lonis prlceFfor cash. T. M. TALCOTTj DENTAL SURGEON, TT.- 1 .11. ..... " na ing jocaiea ntm.oeii in urownvrucN. T der hip profesitona!irricei to Ihecominunity AH jobs warranted. AiloTits this method of returning thnnks to tlie gentlemen of this vicinity, for the liberal patron ujrc bestowed upon him heretofore, :ind to annonnce tiiat !ic has iust returned froui St. Louis with a FRESH STOCK Of every article of GENTLEMEN'S WEAR, Consisting of FINE CLOTHS, STjririEii goous, Cotton, Linnen and Silk. Goods, FOll .MEN'S WEAR. Woolen. Cotton, and Silk Undershirt?, drawer?, Vesting?, Halt Hose, Suspenders, &e. In sh.rf, ev ery thing a gentleman could desire to array liimstdf in the gayest attire, lie will sell the goods, orinnke suits to order in a style c;ual to nnjT other House nnywhere, He a.sks but an examination of his goods and work. HP X XCC fir. Correspond icith the Present Hard Times. April 12, 1RC0. C O N C O 11 D GliAI'E VISES!! Zfl.BSB ,tea Planter's House J0I1X M'ilECIlAN PROruiETOR,. Corner of Fourth and Com. Street, Motoraa City, 2T0To. S15 rer Hundrt-d ; &3 P. r D.-z. n. I'fibolla and Clinton jjl (Ml i .i z Annn :i jio .-t .-it lliware 2 till ! It- becca 1 oo d I'iana 7j do dnhy's Anga't 75 d Clotilda (very early) 75 do (iarrigues 75 do Franklin ,r0 do l'erkins .. .1 00 do Hartford rrolifics 50 do To Kalon i 00 do Nortliern Muscadine f.() do 20,000 APPLE TREES From 3 to 6 years old. r.wt-nfi.-d. 25,000 Three Year Old Root -Graffs, (and they are nice, too,) at $50 per thousand, if taken the present fall. 5,000 Houghton's Seedlicg Gooseberries. fti S 5,000 per hundred. Evergreens, cVc Very Cheap. We prefer digging trees in tho tall, burying root and qranch, and planting very early in spring. Our nei-hbo.-, ltcv. V. II. Fink, purchased" of us last fall 800 three year old apple trerg, which he se--cumlfrom frost till spring, planted tarly, watering on.-e, only three of which have failed to grow: while others thatpur ,-hns d in thospring havegene railr lost more than half the being the dryest that we have evr known. -TAMES SMITH f-PONS. Peg Moines, Iowa.Scpt. 1st., 18f.O. Fnll JOHN GAIINETT & CO., iBllICILTIIML BBFflT AND Seeastore. Engines, Saw and Crist Jllills, VUhalltiTidsof Marhinerrand Implement. . No. 53, North Second Street. ST. LOUIS. MO. KEKPS alway on hand a larp stH k of Garden and Grs Seeds, all warranted fresh and nnr- Onr t.Mk of Agricultural and Horticultural implement ami iiacnine 1 alio large and elected with creat care.. We invite an examination, and know lhat w r. nf . T,A tt r n a : irium "ktoiwi a any aouse in the west, and at m Fnto. JIiLL. G. T. Az t, Brcwnviile. I low 1rlces- 'abtrM,l?M. ' TTETPtIS. CASH. I t.ta!ognt turnUhcd jriitii U applicant. i2-ct MORTON HOUSE, MAIN STREET, AEDRASKA CITY, lYERRASEA. .' T. I, GODDIN, Proprietor. September, 25; 1S59. . tf 1859. . 1859 HIWIRAL &ST. JOSEPH FALL AIIRAX(;ES1EXTS. MornlnsTriBi.TMSt Joie h t. . . KreninnTnunlcaTen 1 A I lhe Line.- - -..rv... iiqurtoni( staRinit by this route Daily connection, m.de at JUnntbal with a 1'Fastern aul Southern Railroa.U and Paekn. U.hastern JT D Haywood, Sup'tM Hannibal. D C Sawiv, Genpral Apnt. St t V B Groat, G. Ticket Afrent, Harrlal Life CUARTElt OAK Insurance Company, Hartford, Conn. Incorporated ly the State cf Connecticut Capital StoclL S20O,000. With Urxe and i nereasin;'4t"rplurccipts,secuTe ly iove?t d under the sanction and approval of the Comptroller uf 1'ubhc Accounts. OFFICERS AXD DIRECTORS: JAMfvS C. WALK'.F.Y, l'rusident. - 'iO1S li. un vCC, Vice IVeiident. KLIAS WILL, Suerctary. E. D. DICKEUMAN, General Agent. DlilECTORS: Alfred Gill. Daniel Phillips, JobnL.Bunce, ' R. Blodzet. J.A.Butler. E. D. Diokerman N.Wieaton. Sam. Coit, Nelson Ilollister, James C.Walkley. S.B.I?eresford,M D, Consnltino: Physician. A. S. Holladay,M D, Medical Examiner. Aro'ieat ions received by R. W.FU11NAS. Ac't, nS-tf . Brownville, N.T. JOSEPH L. ROY, IB jh IS. ES jFL HAIR DRESSER. Main Street,, Mr L'Roy has establised, in the rear of his Barbd-shep A BATHING KOOM, For the accommodation ol those who consider clean lines a virtue. 50,000 IXIS WO'Ol. IV AX TED. ST. JOSEPH, MO. UP Two Lxtcnsive uoo cn l actones arc in SUCCESSFUL OPERAION, ONE NEW AND FITTED With all the Latest Fine Improvements We are prejnred to manufacture to order, and have for sale the following Uoods: Satinets, Heavy and Light, JEJXS TWEEDS, FLJjYjYELS WHITE, COLORED, STRIPED AND PLAIN Zj Inaoy s, Fulled liiisevK. Colored While and Mixed, 1 1-2 Yards wide. FULLED CLOTH, Blankets of ali Kinds and all Qualities, YARNS OF ALL SIZES AND COLORS, Warranted all Goods of the best material. SS?We will exchange the abovo Goods for Wool or cash. Fancy Dying to Order. We will pa? cash for any amount of Wool, at Market Prices. Flour constantly on hand forsale. The best price paid for wheat. N.HUEL 4 SON. BUELL& DIXON. August, 23, 1860. ST. LOUIS, Xi. tf u .' i icj - TO PLANTERS 4' DEALERS The under.i?ned have for sale this fall an unusu ally large and fine stoi k of FRUIT & ORNAMENTAL TREES, Shrubs, Evergreens, Sfc, Of vigorous gr.iwth and the bct varieties, a part cf which nre 1C0 Oi'O Aj'.loTrce, 5 to 1 feet high, ii'.t'OO ni:h do do do 10.0: 0 Pear do standard ai.d dwarf, 5.0(70 Plum do do do 5,000 Cherry do do do 10,000 Currants, red dutch, white dutch and best varieties, 20,000 Rhubarb, Linnaeus, Scotch, Hybrid, 4c. 10,000 Govseberrie", Houghton Soedliii. 15.000 TUispbtrries, all the new-rt and best kind. 10,000 F.vii-crectis, nil the hardy varieties, from ou? t six feet high. 20,000 Grave "vintsincluding Delaware, Di;ic, Anna, Concord, Ac. 100,000 Strawberries, Wilson's Albany, and the largest collection in the west. ALSO: ORNAMENTAL TREES Shrubs, Roses, Greenhouse Plants, frc, fro., Sic, Sfc. Iii Q-nintify. Pin- h,i-r-'wiri j !. u-o Ivar Li o nd th if, the nbnrr ii. t rT n nt the mi i brought here furcaii, '.u' jirc ijro'rn in r turn tcriery. On the Oiive Stmt Road, I in 1 - U" ji.f tk. Curt H. use, St. L..i:i. Mi . r i-r- s-'i-t-l-r m tin- Valley Farm -r t.ffi.i-. 70 Che: nut St., or a.ldr -.h. d t CAKLW, SANI'EiiS k CO., St. L.uh, M. P. S. Send for catalogue, containing varietie.-. price. A?. r nl 1 M AT BIER &. ABBOTT, SCCCKSSORS TO II G ELY, UnileiT Stales .ar.d Forrfen Newspipcr Advertising Agency, 333, BROADWAY, NEW YORK. Are auth rlrel cent! for tee "XKBRASKA ADVER- TlSKIt" an.l "NEBRASKA FARM Ml " THE NEBRASKA FARMER. Devoted to Agriculture, Stock Raisin Horticulture, Mechanism, Education. Published at Broicnvillc, . T. ' On the first of every month at f I a year for sii gle copies; Six copies, Thirteen copies, $11 Twenty copies, $15. The volume began Oct. 1st, 1859. Specimen natt ers furnished gratlson application. Backnumber can be furnished. Will every friend of Agriculture and E lucatiot in Nebraska. Northern Kansas, Southern Iowa, and Northern Missouri. lend a heloinj: band, to establish and maintain a journal devoted exclusively to the interests above named. There is not a post office within the region named but can and ought to furr-L-h a club'of at least 10 subscribers. SeLd along without delay. Terms in Advance. Onecopr, one year, $ 1 00 Six copies, " ' . . 6 00 Thirteen copies, one year, 10OO Twenty copiea " 15.00 Four copies, three months , 1.C0 Rates of Advertisements. A Card ot 5 lines r less, one insertion, . $1.00 " eacnalJit'nl insertion 7J " one year 6.00 One Fourth Column, V 10 00 Onr Half Column, " , 30 00 OneColumn. ' 33.00 Payable quarterly In advance. Yearly advertiser art allowed tochaneetripir advertisement quarterly. Jolin Walton's Farm. "Hadn't you better subscribe for it ?" "I tell you, no. I hain't got the money to snare;. and, it InaJ.l nam i "got the time to spare over newspapers," said Eben Sawyer with some emphisis. "Bat you will gain much information from it in the course of a year, sir," pur sued John Walton. "I tell you, I don't want it!" "Wtll, what do you say, Mr. Grum met? Shau't I have your Lame 1" "No, sir I" This was spoken so flatly and bluntly, that Walton said no more ; but folded up the prospectus of a periodi cal which he had with him, and then turned away. Eben Sawver and Ben Grummet were two old farmers that is, old at the busi ness, though they had only reached the middle age of life; and after their young neighbor had gone, they expressed their opinion concerning him. "He'll never make a farmer !" said Sawver with a shake of the head. "He spends too much time over his papers and books of his'n. He's a leetle mite above farmin', in my opinion." "Thorn's my sentiments," responded urummet. "l ten you, n,ben, the man that thinks to make a livin' on a farm in this country, has got to work for it." At this juncture, Sam Bancroft came past. He was another old native of the district. "We was just talkin' about young Wal ton," said Sawyer. "I've just come from there," replied Sam. "He's been bonn'me to sign for a pa- per; Dut ne couian t come it. "Ha ha! so he bored us. He a get ting a leetle too high for a farmer !" He's rippin his barn floor up ! said Bancroft. Rippin' the floor up!", repeated Grummet. 'Why, Mr. Amsden had the whole floor put down new only three years ago: "The stable floor, I mean," pursued Bancroft. "He's "got a carpenter up from the village; and his two hired men are helpin'." Whew ! I opine he 11 make a farm- Of all kinds, for Mile at this office. er And so they all opined with a reser vation. In short, tnere was something highly ridiculous in the thought of a man's thinking to be a farmer and a stu dent at the same time ; and all sorts of jests were discharged over it. John Walton was a young man some fiv-and-twenty ; and though he had been born in the neighborhood, yet much of his life had been spent in other portions of the country. His parents both died when he was quite young, and his fath er's farm passed into the hands of a Mr. Amsden. But now John had manied, and his thoughts naturally turned to the old homestead. He found Amsden will ing to sell, and he bought paying five hundred dollars down, and giving a note and mortgage for five hundred, which had bet-n 'cashed by Mr. Piddon. The farming district was upon a broad ridge of land, which had been cleared for a great many years; and though they were the handsomest and smoothest looking farms in the parish, yet, they were by no means the best. The summit of the" ridge was crowned by a ledge of granite, and the soil, over the whole road swell, was more or less wet ai.d coiu. inis was particularly tne case with John Walton's farm, some portions of it being wholly unfit for cultivation. There was one field of over twenty acres which was never fit for plowing. The soil was so wet and heavy that it had ne ver been worked to any advantage; yet there was some good land upon it, and Mr. Amsden had gained fair crops while he lived there. Ben Grummet had a curiosity to see what was going on in Walton's barn, so he droj pedin there. He found that the who u of the floor, where the cattle stood, had been torn up, and that tm y vv-ro digging a wide d.Mp trench the whole lt ngtit of the tie-up. "What is all this for?" asked Ben. "Why," returned Walton, who wa3 busy m superintending the work, and al- ! 1..T 1 so in working himseir, "i am naving a place fixed here for making manure. I mean to fill this trench up with good muck, and thus; save the liquids which have heretofore been lost. I think, by proper management, I can get full dou ble the quantity of manure, which others have got on this place." "Do ye ?" said Grummet sarcastically. "Yes," resumed the young man. "It is a fact that the liquid manures, could they be saved, would fully equal the so lids, both in bulk nnd value; and when combined with well rotted muck, and some other articles -which shall take up and retain all the more volatile parts, I feel assured that they, will afford more fertilizing powers and properties than the solid manures can." "You don't say so! Where d'ye lam all that?" "Partly from readiug, and partly from observation," answered John, smiling at his good neighbor's open sarcasm. "I don't s'pose it costs anything to do all this?" "O yes, it will cost me considerable before I get through." "Yes ; I should think 'twould !" "I say!" he cried, as he met Sawyer shortly afterwards, "John Walton's about as nigh bein' crazy as a man can be J" "Eh? crazy, Ben?T "Oh, he's got his head full of all sorts of nonsense. He'a not his itable floor all torn away, and a trench dug there big enough to hold mor a twenty cart loads of dirt." "But what in nature is he goin' to do." "Why, he's guiu' to save the liquids, as he calls 'em ! And he s croin to put somethin' to take up the the vol vol untary parts." " Voluntary parts? What's them, Ben?" "It was vol somethin'. But I don't know. I wouldn't ask him. I s'pose he just U3:d the 'outlandish word so's to get me to ask him what it meant and then, he'd show olF his larnin'. But I wasn't so green." "I wonder if he thinks he's a cemin' here to lam us old farmers how to work?' said Sawyer, rather indignantly. "He thinks so," returned Grummet. "Then he'll find out his mu-take," add ed the other. "You mark my words, Ben. He'll be flat on his back afore two years is out!" And these were not the only ones who looked for the same thing. The idea of any man coming in there with any such new fangled notions was absurd. Autumn came, and after John Walton had mowed over his twenty acre field some of his coldest and stifFWt laud getting hardly hay enough to pay for the labor, he set men at work digging deep trenches all over it. He had two dag lengthwise, running up and down the slope : and then he dug quite a number running, across these. v They were quite deep and bread, p.nd into them he tumb led nearly all tho stones that could be found in the fields. "A pooty expensive way of gettin'rid o rocks," remarked Grummut. "It's a better place for them than on the surface, isn't it?" returned Walton, with a smile. "Perhaps. But what on earth are ye doin' it for?" "Why, I am going to see if under- draining won't improve the land." " Under-draining ? V hat's that?" "It is simply drawing off the water from the surface. This land is cold and . . . . . i wet: but it 1 can get tne water to urain off among these rocks, the sun may warm the surface, and give me a good piece of soil here. But it looked very foolish to Ben Grummet. He believed" that "what was the naturof the soil couldn't be altered." "That's a cur'us contrivance," said Sam Bancroft. He and Ben Grummet had been at work for Walton at hauling muck. He alluded to a large vat at the back of the house, into which ran i spout from the sink. This Vat was ca Dable of holding several cart-loads of stuff, and was already half full. "That's a compost vat," explained Walton, who had overheard the remark. All the slops from the house, the soap suds and such stuff which most people waste I save bv this means, and turn to o-ood account; and instead of throwing away refuse matter, I put it inhere, and let it rot and ferment, and make man. ure. "But what's this charcoal dust for?" "It answers two purposes though by only one office. It takes up the ammonia and otier volatile matter, thus holding ihem for fertilizing agents, and at the same time prevents the disagreeable efflu via which would otherwise arise from such a fermenting mass." "That all sounds very well," remarked Ben. after Walton had left them; but, let me tell you. it don't pay ! He'd bet ter let such fandangles alone if he ever expects to make a livin' at farmin'." Before the ground froze up, Walton threw out most of the muck behind his stable, which had become well saturated and filled the trench up anew." Tlie old fanners had u" great many ap-ple-trt es, and made a great deal of fi ller; dut ;he fruit was of an inferior qua lity. When spring came, Walton went to some of his neighbors, and asktd ihem to go with him, and send for some good M-ions to engraft upon their apple trees. He explained to them just the plan he had formed for his own orchard. He had engaged a competent man to come and do the work of grafting, and, while they were about it, it would be cheaper to ail grafts enough for the whole neighbor hood. It was of no use. The old orchards were just such as their fathers had. and they were good enough. So Walton weuT at it alone. He had his trees all pruned and dressed, and nearly all of them graf ted to such fruit as he thought ' would thrive best and sell best. A little while later, and the grass be gan to spring up on the twenty acre lot as it had never sprung up before. The two acres, which had been plowed, and har rowed up light and fine, bore the best crop of corn that was grown in the whole country, and all the manure put on it was some which had been manufactured. And so the time went on, and John Walton was continually studying how to improve his farm. At the expiration of a few years the new scions had grown lirge and strong in his orchard, and be gan to bear fruit. He had taken care of his trees, and they were about to return him interest for the labor. "Good gracious !" ejaculated ben Sawyer, as Ben Grummet and Sam Ban croft came into his house one cool autumn evening, and the three filled theirjnugs with new eider i "hare you heard about John Walton's apples?" "I knew there was a man up to lock at ern," returned Ben ; "but I ain't heard no more." "Well, I was there, and heard the whole on't so I know. I never would have thought it. An orchard turn out like that I" . "But how nuch was it?" "Why, Walton was offered cash right down a hundred pound for th apple he's got on hand ; and he tells me that he sent nearly fifty pounds worth of early fruit off a month ago." It was wonderful more than wonder ful! But they had to believe ii. "And look at that twenty-acre field, said Bancroft. "Ten years ago it wculJ not hardly pay for mowin'; now look at it. Think o' the corn and wheat he's gained there ; and this year he cut nior'n forty tons of good hay from it!" "But that ain't half," interposed Saw yer. "Look at the stock he keeps ; and see what prices he gets for bis cow3 and oxen. Why, he tells me he's cleared over four hundred pounds this year on his stock. At this moment, Mr. Walton came in. He had grown older and was somewhat stouter than when he first became a far mer, and hi neighbors had ceased to question his ability, and had cornc to ho nor and respect hirn. "We was talkin' about you, Mr. Wal ton," said Sawyer. "Ah !" returned John, as he took a scat by the fire. "I hope you found no thing Lad to say of me." Not a bit cf it. We was talkin' about the wonderful improvements you've made on the old place, and of the money you make." "And do you think it wonderful ?" "But ain't it?" .'Well," replied Wralton, "I do not know about that; but I'll tell you what I do know. I know there is no class of people in the world who may study the arts and sciences -to better advantage than farmers; and yet, I am sorry to say, there is no class, as a class, occupying the same social position who read and study less; of course there are many honorable exceptions. Farming ii a science one of the most deep and intricate and he must be a man of more than ordinary ca pacity who can master it all. But farm ers must not be afraid of books; they won t, if they are wne, follow every ad vice which experimentalists give; but they may study, and reason and experi ment for themselves. So I have done, and so I mean to do." "He's right!" remarked Ben Grum met, after Walton had gone. "What fools we wa3 that we didn't go into the graftin' operation." "And that underdrainin'' added Ban croft. "And that muck and compost arrange ment, suggested Sawyer. "Well," said Ben, with a serious face, "it isn't too late to learn; and I'm sure it hadn't ought to be too late to commence to improve after a body has learned." "True as a book!", added Bancroft. "Good evening!" "Good evening!" purposes than decayed leaves. They are hardly inferior to barn-yard manure. They are abundant everywhere, lying in the forest and ly the road sides and by the fences in every yard. The wood lot should not be stripped clean cf ihem ; but doubtless every larmer's land contains more of leaves here and there than he can find time to err: out. Gather them up by raking or by sweeping with a large birch rcom. Stack them and rack them ui ihe large wagon, adding side-beards as high as convenient; you will hardly get too heavy a load. Cart them home and use thtm as bedding for cattle and hor ses; use them for compost in the stable yard; use them to protect tender grape vin33, and shrubs and plants in winter. Strawberry patches will fairly sing for joy under such a feathery blanket. By all means save the leaves and u3e them. Am. Agriculturist. How mucli Pork will a Euslicl of Com :Iakc? The following valuable facts are frcrn the Valley Farmrr : Upon the question cf "how much pork will a bushel of corn make?" Mr., llith ard Thatcher, of Pennsylvania, give?." in the New York Ti ilnnc, tho result of hi- feeding scalded or codced corn meal, iu several instances, to lattennu he.;3. TL-. About Corned Beer. Corned beef, properly salted, and cooked as it should be, is u dish fit for the overeign pet ph-;xbut to tat salt junk, uch-as too often exercises the muscles of the jaws, is a penance even for a mal efactor. Most ot the beet put up tor winter Use, is spoiled by the use of too much salt, which destroys the flavor, and makes the meat stringy atid tough When beef is fresh, it contains onii ler- able blood, which is drawn out by the brine. If the meal is left in this mixture it will require a much larger quantity of salt to preserve it. particularly through warm weather. My plan is to make a brine by using for one hundred pounds of beef five pounds of tali, one quarter ounce of saltpetre, and a pound of brown igar. Thio is dissolved in just water enuugn to cover me meat, anu poureu upon it. When it has been in this brine two weeks, I take out the meat, let i: drain, pour a fresh brine over it, and then it will be good the season through. Tlie cook who uses corned beef should not b .- so ignorant or so indolent as to de- Jay putting it oer the fire until an hour before dinner. ' A good sized piece re quires three or four hours' steady boiling to do it justice. Insufficient boiling must be made up for by extra chewing. Al ways have the water boiling when the meat is dropped in; otherwise the sweet ness will be drawn out into the water. A boiling heat hardens the outer surface at once, ana tnus Keeps m tne juices wnicn give it richness, and which contain most of the nourishment. An excellent way of cooking corned beef is, to have a large boiler, ' with a wire or wooden rack on the bottom, for the meat to rest on, over the water. When the water boils, place the meat upon the rack, and put on the cover of the boiler, with a cloth over it, to keep in the steam. The heat of the steam will rise above the boiling point, and penetrate the meat, and cook it more quickly and better than could be done by boiling it in water. result of one trial gave sixteen and one half pounds of pork for each bushel of fifty six pounds of meal fed out. Iu an other instance, seventeen and nearly one half pounds were the gain from a bushel. The breed of hegs experimented upon was the "Chester" (county, Pa.) white, which we ' regard as among the lest breeds now in the country. We have recently seen accounts of several other experiments of feeding hog3 in the sam's way, with similar results, while tho same breed of hots fed in the ordinary way, upon dry corn, in the ear, gava a return of but one-third of the weight compared with those ftd on the cooked meal. ' The experiments of Mr. Clay, of Ken tucky, afford conclusive evidence of thu advantages of feeling cooked over raw food. In the experiments on the sarao animals, it was proved that dry corn would afford a gain of about fivo and three-quarters to six and three quartcrj pounds of pork to each bushel consumed, but when changed to food prepared by grinding and cooking, gave a return of from fifteen to nearly eighteen pounds of flesh for each bushel of corn fed out. These various experiments demonstrate facts worthy the consideration of farmers and especially when the price cf corn and pork is constantly advancing. With care in breeding from a good stock of hogs, and witn their proper ma nagement throughout, keeping the begs constantlythriving, at least an average of fifteen pounds of flesh may be receiv ed from every bushel of corn consumed. A few well conducted experiments in feeding, with appropriate Apparatus for preparing the food, compart d with facts determining the amount of gain from the ordinary mode of feeding, would forever seitle the xuestion and lead to valuable improvements in this most itnportaut in terest to Western farmers. Save the Leaves. If Brother Jonathan were as saving of manures a John Bull is, he would be a better farmer. No one knows until he has seen it how careful Fnglish and En ropean fanners and gardeners are of everything which can be converted in manure; and this is one ground of their superiority in agriculture Now let us repeat what we have often said, that few things are uore valuable .'for fertilizing Don't quarrel with your conjcier.ee. Own up when the accuses be ashamed of your wrong doings, and reform, and thus escape her upbraidnygs. It 13 true that "conscience mikes cowards cf us all, t ut tlie fault is with ourselves, and not with conscience. Dfal justly with all hearts, pay for your news-paper, and be assured that conscience will permit you to deep as sound as when you were a nestling on your mother s bosom. The vine bear three kinds cf grapes: the first of pleasure, tho second of drun kenness, the third of repentence. . The king of the pumpkins for the ar of grace 15G0, wa3 inaugurated at Halle, in Paris, cn the 2-lih ult. It mca- urcd ten feet four inches in circumfer ence and weighed 319 pounds. It was carried about the market with this in scription: "The King of the Pumpkins cf 1SG0. born in Touraine on the Gth of April, gathered September COth, 1SGG The total number of I ales of cotton raised in Tennessee for the year ending August 31, lS60,was 103.67G, valued at 85,433,509. Tor the year previous it was only 5G.321, valued at S3,GG,090. From all sources we learn that the yield of the Western vineyards will bo very great. The Iowa Republican says : "The vintage of this year will be ex traordinarily rich. From every side we hear the most encouraging news, the most wonderful from Nauvoo, Illinois, where the yield borders cn the fabulous. And yet in spite of this immense quan tity cf grapes the price cf them has not fallen below ten cents per pound. At this rate the price of wine cannot fall." There are some things which it is al lowable to write, which had belter not be printed ; some things which one may speak in very private conversation, which he would not commit to paper; and some things which he may think cf, wrhich he would not titter to hu most in timate friend ; and finally, some things which it is a tharae even to Prof. Park thixik cf.