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REGISTER OF METEOROLOGICAL OBSERVATIONS, AT EAST NEW LONDON, FOR THE WEEK ENDING SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 4, 1860. REPORTED BY H. E. CHITTY.
CULTURE OF HYACINTHS.
Plants of this class form what may be termed the staple of our earliest blossoms. They may be had from December to April in constant succession, with perhaps less trouble than would attend the culture of most plants for so long a period at the most inclement part of the year: hence their value and universal adoption.
sion of roots, and your efforts will be
Those intended for-out door decoration,
where they will continue in bloom much longer than if left in a high temperature. With regard to the mode of potting, it Haycinths form a beautiful ornament when is very simple, and may thus be described. grown in glasses. For this purpose colorIn the first place, drain your pots thored glasses are preferable to white, because The months of September, October, and oughly by means of broken potsherds plac- too much light is injurious to the bulbs.— November are usually regarded as the ed in the bottom of each pot, then fill the The bulbs for this purpose should be proproper season for planting the majority of pots to the rim already referred to, with-cured as early as possible and placed in bulbous rooted plants, a word or two as out pressing it down; take the bulb and the glasses, filled up to the neck so as to the manner of doing it may therefore place it on the surface, pressing it down about one fourth of an inch of the bulb is not be considered out of place, but be until the top is level with the rim of the covered, using soft water, standing them acceptable to those who, for the first time, not, watering the whole, using a moderateaway in a dark closet until their long attempt to grow their own flowers, forly fine rose, to settle the soil around the fleshy roots have nearly reached the botwhom, indeed, the following remarks are base of the bulb; then remove them to a tom of the glass, after which expose them chiefly intended. cold frame or some sheltered situation, gradually to the lightest position you can standing the pots close to each other on a afford. As soon as the water becomes thich layer of charcoal dust, or boards, to fetid and muddy it should be renewed prevent the ingress of worms; cover them -say twice a week. Ir severe weather, entirely over to the depth of a foot or eigh- they should be removed from the window teen inches with leaves or fresh saw-dust; to keep them free from frost. but I prefer the farmer on account of the genial heat which they impart, being can be planted from the latter end of Sephighly conducive to a vigorous start; tember to the middle of November; but Like its allies, the hyacinth delights in they ought to remain in this position for the sooner the better. As regards the a rich, porous soil; this is easily provided at least from four to six weeks, affording planting, it is done, nine times out of ten, by mixing together one-third coarse sea or the bulbs an opportunity to make plenty in a manner that would prove fatal to river sand, one-third thoroughly decom- of roots. During the time that they re-things of far less value. A hole made posed turf, one fourth rotten cow dung, at main in this position they will require ex-with a dibble, into which the bulbs are least two years old, and the remainder de-amining two or three times, giving water thrust without any other apparent desire cayed leaves. A compost of this kind I have used for a number of years, and in all cases have found it sufficient to meet the requirements peculiar to the class of plants under consideration. It is a matter of much importance to the grower to be particular in regulating the time of potting to that of the time they are required to be in bloom, for it is next to impossible to expect bulbs to throw up fine flowors, which have only been potted a few days previous to their exposure to the action of light and heat; they cannot have provided themselves with the means of living, let alone those required to perfect their floral developement. Their utmost endeavors, the greatest effort of their nature, are therefore altogether abortive; in short, they are rootless, and plants without roots are in a state of nullity as regards developement of any kind; but pot them early to allow time for the protru
when required. After standing for the
than to place them out of sight, is the sum of the attention they receive, in this very important operation, at the hands of some of our patent practioners, and when the blooming season cemes, instead of having a fine bloom of strong, thrifty plants, the reverse is experienced. As a matter of course the blame is thrown upon the bulbs which, in nine cases out of ten do not dedeserve it. As I have already stated, all bulbous plants should be allowed every facility for the spread of the roots; and the only way to insure this is to stir up the beds or borders to the depth of two feet, As the plants advance in growth they mixing in at the same time as much rotmust be supplied with water as often as ten cow dung and coarse sand as practicathey require it. They will be very much ble. This done remove from the surface improved, both in vigor and color of flow- about four inches of soil; then place the ers, by watering occasionally with liquid bulbs on the surface, from nine inches to a When the flow-foot apart, and cover the whole with the manure or guano water. ers are expanded, remove them to the soil removed, leaving it perfectly loose. coolest place in the parlor or green house,
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HOPE AND PRAY.
Hope on, though wild and dark the night,
So e'en the dark shall yield more light,
And though the night be dark and wild,
The stars shine forth once more, with mild
And though the strife be stern and long,
BY B. BURITT.*
BY W. H. STARR
The scene opens with a view of the great Natural Bridge in Virginia. There are three or four las standing in the channel below, looking up with awe to that vast arch of unhewn rocks, which the Almighty bridged over those everlast ing butments "when the morning stars sang together." The little piece of sky spanning those measureless piers, is full of stars, although it is mid day. It is
Thursday, November 15, 1860
dreds cut in the limestone butments. A
ONE DOLLAR A YEAR
clings with- a convulsive shudder to his little niche in the rock, An awful abyss awaits his almost certain fall. He is faint with severe exertion, and trembling from the sudden view of the dreadful destruction to which he is exposed. His knife is worn way to the haft. He can hear the voices, but not the words of his terror stricken companions below. What a moment! What a meagre chance to escape destruction! There is no retracing his steps. It is impossible to put his hands into the same niche with his feet and retain his slender hold a moment. companions instantly perceive this new and fearful dilemma, and await his fall with emotions that "freeze their young blood." He is too high, too faint, to ask for his father and mother, his brothers and sisters, to come and witness or avert his
destruction. But one of his companions anticipates his desire. Swift as the wind, he bounds down the channel, and the situation of the fated boy is told on his father's hearth stone.
They are all satisfied with this feat of physical exertion, except one, whose example illustrates perfectly the forgotten truth, that there is NO ROYAL ROAD TO INTELLECTUAL EMINENCE. This ambitious youth sees a name just above his reach, a name that will be green in the memory of the world when those of Alexander, Cæsar and Bonaparte shall rot in oblivion. It was the name of WASHINGTON. Before he marched with Braddock to that fatal field, he had been there, and left his name a foot above all his predecessors. It was a glorious thought of the boy, to write his name side by side with that of the great father of his country. Ho grasps his knife with a firmer hand, and clinging to Minutes of almost eternal length rolled a little jutting crag, he cuts again into the limestone, about a foot above where he on, and there are hundreds standing in stands, he then reaches up and cuts anoth- that rocky channel, and hundreds stander for his hands. 'Tis a dangerous advening on the bridge above, all holding their ture; but as he puts his feet and hands in-breath, and awiting the fearful catastrophe. to those gains, and draws himself up care- The poor boy hears the hum of new and almost five hundred feet from where they fully to his full length, he finds himself a numerous voices both above and below.stand, up those perpendicular bulwarks of foot above every name chronicled in that He can distinguish the tones of his father, limestone, to the key rock of that vast mighty wall. While his companions who is shouting with all the energy of grand arch, which appears to them only of the size of a man's hand. The silence are regarding him with much concern death and despair, "William! Williama! and admiration, he cuts his name in rude don't look down! Your mother and of death is rendered more impressive by the little stream that falls from rock to capitals, large and deep, into that flinty Henry, and Harriet, are all here, praying rock down the channel. The sun is dark-album. His knife is still in his hand, and for you! Don't look down! Keep your ened, and the boys have unconsciously strength in his sinews, and a new created eye towards the top!" His eye is fixed uncovered their heads, as if standing in aspiration in his heart. Again ho cuts like a flint towards Heaven, and his young the chamber of the Majesty of the whole another niche, and again he carves his heart on Him who reigns there. earth. At last this feeling begins to wear name in large capitals. This is not grasps again his knife. He cuts another away; they begin to look around them; enough. Heedless of the entreaties of his niche and another foot is added to the hunthey find that others have been there be- companions, he cuts and climbs again.-dreds that remove him from the reach of How carefully he fore them. They see the names of hun- The graduation of his ascending scale human help below. grows wider apart. He measures his uses his wasting blade! How anxiously length at every gain he cuts. The voices he selects the softest places in that vast of his friends wax weaker and weaker, till their words are finally lost on his ear.He now for the first cast a look bencath.Had that glance lasted a moment, that moment would have been his last. He
The description of this thrilling scene, was from the lips of the learned Blacksmith, in Broadway Tabernacle, before the New York Lyceum. But
written language, expressed in the graphic style of the writer himself, must ever fail to give an adequate idea of the EFFECT produced on the great assembly by the impressive manner in which it was delivered
pier! How he avoids every flinty grain! how he economizes his physical powers!— resting a moment each gain he cuts. How every motion is watched from below!— There stands his father, mother, brothe
and sister, on the very spot where, if he THE REPOSITORY:
falls he will not fall alone.
The sun is now half way down the west. The lad has made fifty additional niches in that mighty wall, and now finds himself directly under the middle of that vast arch of rocks, earth, and trees. He must
BY W. H. STARR.
in a huge hearse, melancholy with plumes, and gloomy as a frown, and we have thought not so, should we accompany those a little a little way, who go in the morning. We have wondered why they did not take the little coffin into the carriage with them, and lay it gently upon their laps, the sleep
I cut his way in a new direction, to get "Death found strange beauty on the infant's brow." er there lulled to slumber without a bosom
How gently and sweetly the little angel form sleeps in its early innocence. A cherub smile lingers on its beautiful face, and its sweet lips seem half opened with
there was for tears in such a going-like fair, white doves, with downy wings, emerging from nether night, and flutter
or a cradle. We have wondered what
from under this over-hanging mountain. The inspiration of hope is dying in his bosom; its vital heat is fed by the increasing shouts of hundreds perched upon cliffs and trees, and others who stand with ropes the first rapturous of the songs of its heav.ing for entrance at the windows of heaven.
in their hands on the bridge above, or enly home. Fair as alabaster, and al-
blade is worn to the last half inch. The boys head reels, his eyes are starting from their sockets. His last hope is dying in his heart, his life must hang upon the gain he cuts. That gain is the last. At the last faint gash he breaks his knife, his faithful knife falls from his little nerveless
ear from above!
broken from their parent stem on earth,
hand, and falls at his mother's feet. An
lifts him out of his last shallow niche.
"It went in the morning-a bright and
take the wanderer in, and shut out the Never has there been a hand wanting to
darkness and the storm.
Upon these little faces it never seemed to us that death could place his seal: there is no thought of the charnel house in those young listeners to the invitation, whose acceptance we are bound not to for bid; there should be morning songs and not sighs; fresh flowers and not badges of dews and bright dawnings together. mourning; no tears nor clouds, but bright
Fold up the white robe; lay aside the forgotten toy; smooth the little unpressed the white garment, of the harp of gold, pillow, and gently smile as you think of and of the fair brow with its diaden of make that memory old. An eternal, guile light;smile as you think that no years can less child, waiting about the treshold of Paradise for the coming friend from home.
Here the glad lips would quiver with anguish ; the bright curls grow grizzled and old; but there, changeless as the stars, gray; the young heart grow weary and and young as the last new morning.
The poet tells of a green bough rent by the tempest from a tree, and swept rudely along on the breast of an angry river, and a mother-bird, with cries of grief, fluttering beside it, for her nest and nestlings were there. Ah! better to be wafted away from earth than thus that they should drift around the world in storm.
DRY GOODS TRADE IN NEW YORK.the Boston Post, has been, during the past The Dry Goods trade in New York, according to the Newark correspondent of
season unusually heavy. The business of some of the leading dealers is immense, and constantly increasing,
The heaviest dealers in the city are Claf
ing-when the sky is all beauty, and the Going in the morning! a glorious mornworld is all bliss, ere the dews have gone Not a lip moves while he is dangling over to heaven, or the stars have gone to God; that fearful abyss; but when a sturdy Vir- when the birds are singing, and the cool ginian reaches down and draws up the lad winds are blowing, and the flowers are out and holds him up in his arms before the that will be shut at noon, and the clouds tearful, breathless multitude, such shout-that are never rent in rain, and the shad-lin, Mellen & Co., their yearly business ing—such leaping and weeping for joy-ows, inlaid with crimson, lie away to the never greeted the ear of human being so West. recovered from the yawning gulph of eternity.
We have sometimes seen a little coffin, like a casket for jewels, all alone by itself,
exceeding that of Stewart by some three millions of dollars. Their aggregate sales swell up to the enormous figures of eleven millions annually. The per centage of
COURSE OF LECTURES.
of Lafayette, $2, $1,75, and $1; lines in French by Mezzofanti, 37 cents; signature of T. Moore, 50 cents; another au
Arrangements have been made to secure to the citizens of New London a course of lectures for the coming winter. Nor-tograph of Napoleon appended to a docuwich has, we learn, got the start of us in this
ment, $4; Nelson's, $2,75; another, $3;
DIPTHERIA.This disease has made its
profits on this amount is, however, quite small; but even at eight per cent the sum of eight hundred and eighty thousand dollars must find its way into the private bank accounts of the severa! partners. Next, in amount of sales, comes respect. The young men of that city have epitaph by Porson, 25 cents; Sir Walter the establishment of A. T. Stewart & Co. already engaged some of the most talerted/Scott's signature, $1,50; Straus's, 25 cts.; They sell eight millions a year, of which lecturers in the country, and the course was the Duke of Wellington's $2,75; Washtwo and a half millions are disposed of at opened last week by Geo. S. Hilliard, Esq., ington's, (a letter signed), $5,75. retail, and the remainder at wholesale; of Boston. The course will be continued $300,000 worth of gloves alone, are hand-by Rev. Henry Ward Beecker, of Brookled by this house. No paltry per centage is assessed upon the buyers at the Broadway marble palace. The class of goods sold is such as always bears a high price, and a largo profit. In one instance a twentieth share netted one of the partners $60,000 in a single year, which proves the profits of that year to have been $1,200,000. One million dollars a year will be about the margin of excess over all expenditure. Next in the same line come the houses of Lord & Taylor, and Arnold, Constable & Co., the former of which does a business, in several stores, of $6,000,000 annually, at a profit of some $800,000; while the latter firm enjoys a regular unchanging trade of about four and a half or five mil SALE OF AUTOGRAPHS.-Messrs. Bangs, lions, which pays a yearly profit of not far Merwin & Co., have recently closed a pubfrom six hundred thousand dollars. Of lic sale of autographs at their auction rooms houses in the dry goods trade, whose year- in New York. It will be seen that in auly trade ranges from five to seven millions, tograph of Charles of Burgundy, or Sir Jothere are several, as for instance, C. W. &seph Banks, does not seem to stand as high J. T. Moore & Co., Phelps, Bliss & Co., in the estimation of the American mind, and S. B. Crittenden & Co. Their profits as Franklin, or Washington. A few of foot up variously from two to four hun- the autographs and prices at which they dred thousand dollars. J. R. Jaffray & sold, we append, viz. : Sons, the leading lace house, sell enough of that strictly female fabric to net them six hundred thousand dollars a year profit. Some of the Boston branches located here, exceed in their sales five millions yearly. Such are A. & A. Lawrence & Co., J. W. Paige & Co., and A. F. Skinner & Co.The first-named firm, as every one knows, some ten millions dollars worth of domestic fabrics per year. The profits of all these commission houses are only from one to two per cent upon the sales. Garner & Co., a commission firm, sell between eight and nine millions per year at paying rates; while of those doing a dry goods commission business of from three to five millions may be named Hoyt, Spragues & Co., Low, Harriman & Co., and Hunt, Tillinghast & Co. Their profits overleap a hundred thousand dollars a year. There are several French and English importing houses whose sales over run into the millions, and whose profits are a fortune every year.
lyn, N. Y.; Geo. Sumner, Esq., of Bos-appearance in several localites within the
In the early stages of the complaint, which is always accompanied by a soreness and swelling of the throat, let the patient use a simple solution of salt and water, as a gargle every fifteen minutes. At the same time moisten a piece of flannel with a solution of the same kind, made warm as the patient can bear it, and bind it around the throat, renewing it as often as the gargle is administered, and in the meanwhile sprinkle fine salt between flanA letter, bearing the signature of the nel and the neck. Use inwardly some Empress Josephine, sold for $3.50; that tonic or stimulant, either separately, or if of Sir Joseph Banks, 62 cts.; Napoleon's the prostration be great, use both together. (a letter signed and dated year six of the The treatment as may be seen, is extremeFrench republic), $4,50; another, (a doc-ly simple, and if used in the earlier stages ument on vellum), $3,75; Bulwer, $2.37; of the disease, will effect a complete cure. Daniel Boone's, $3; Charles of Burgundy, 38 cts. ; Campbell, the poet, (a letter,) $3,50; two fac-similes of the death war-artesian well is one of the greatest curiosrant of Charles I, 25 cents each; a letter ities of Louisville, Ky. Thss is the deepin fac-simile of Columbus, 62 cents; a est well that ever has been successfully MS page of Oliver Twist, with a letter bored. It was commenced in 1857 by the from Dickens certifying to its genuine-Messrs. Du Pont; is 2086 feet in depth; ness, $2,75; a document, with the signature of the Earl of Essex, 50 cents; an autograph letter from Franklin to David Hartley, dated Passy, May 18, 1782, $11,50; four lines, and the signature, $1,25; a letter from Franklin to the Marquis de Castres, dated Passy, April 2, 1782; Gen. Greene's autograph, $3,50; Humboldt's, $10; a letter from Jefferson, 1; John Kemble's signature, 62 cents; a poem autograph of L. E. L. $2,50; three letters
INTERESTING ARTESIAN WELL.-An
discharges 380,000 gallons every twentyfour hours, and carries its flow to the height of one hundred and seventy feet above the surface.
MORRISON -REDFIELD. In Stockton, Cal., 10th