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TRIBUTE TO WASHINGTON. tained on the subject, they commenced the tive of digestion, and is suggestive of

inquest with a zeal and sternness whicb nightmare."
made the foofoos tremble,--or, if they did “ Begone! Summon the next,” said

not tremble, they ought to have trembled. Ching-too-fum, with an appearance of dis-
"Ere Agamemnon men were brave;"
And since true heroes have been known

Among the fumfums was one with a pro- gust upon his noble features.
As ever filled a mariyr's grave,

digious long head, who, it was generally The second martyr to the skookools and Or burled a tyrant from a throne !

believed, could see through a millstone, if the foofoos was a delicate young lady of When Cincinnatus' honered name

there was a hole in it; and he was appoint-fifteen. Nature had bestowed so many Had carried long the patriot's fame, Till, with the rest of ages flown,

ed to conduct the investigation. The charms upon her face and form, and imA very myth the tale had grown,

name of this grand inquisito: was Ohing. parted so much of winning grace so her Another nobler patriot camo!

too-fum-an expressive appellative, which motions, that even the sage Obing-tooA hero more sublimely great ;

meant that he knew a thing or two. füm smiled as she stepped into his august
A Roman of rarer might,
Who knew like Fabius how to wall

Ching-too-fum, impressed with the im- presence.
Like Cæsar how to fight!

portance and the responsibility of the duty "Worshipful Ching-too-fum," said the He camel-here in our Westort climek devolved upon him, spent three days and fond mother, whose tongue was longer Renewed the old heroic story,

three nights without eating or sleeping, and smoother than that of her husband, And left it with deeper glory Unfading to the end of time !

in order to prepare bimself for the work.“my daughter is sorely vexed and grièv

At the end of this time he sent out circu- ously tormented by the demons of skooFrom the Massachusetts Teacher. lars to the people generally, and to the kools and foofoos. Day by day, she waxTHE PARABLE OF THÉ SKOOKOOLS. pbysicians particularly, demanding to és thinner and thinner, and paler and pa

know who had been injured in body or ler, and I verily believe the skookools and

mind by the fearful practices of the foofoos. foofoos will kill her.” And the mother CONCLUDED.

The physicians did not know anything wept in bitterness of spirit.

about the matter; but from the people “Weep no more, woeful mother," The foofoos-schoolmasters, is the near- came up ten replies, wherein It was alleged sighed the sage, moved with pity by the est rendering of the word which the En- that as many young Tartars had been in- wonian's tears. “Your daughter is fair glish language affords--the foofoos were jured by over-exertion, which exertion to look upon, and I doubt not hath many declared to be butchers, tyrants, monsters, was necessary in order to comply with the friends. Where was your daughter last ghouls, cannibals, who had formed a con- requirements of the pestilent foofoos. night?” spiracy against the rising generation, ap- The grand inquistor, Ching-too-fum, " At home studying her lessons till sep. parently intending to depopulate Boostoon was a man of few words, notwitstanding en o'clock." in the run of a single generation. There the length of his name, and he immediate- « And then" were patriots who loved their country ly summoned the juvenile Boostoonese, “She went to a party, and came home enough to sound the alarm, and in the with their fathers and mothers, into his at twelve." newspapers and magazines, in thepulpit and presence. The first ofthe embryo martyrs " What did she eat there ?" on the rostrum, they depicted in glowing was a fat and chunky little fellow, and the “Lobster salad, scolloped oysters, ice colors the horrors of the skookools, and the commissioner called upon his father to cream, Roman punch, blanc-mange, Mabarbarity of the foofoos. It is true, state his case.

deira jelly , cake, and confects." they could not point to a single in- “ Most magnificent Ching-too-fum, my

“Where was she the night before last?" stance in which a life had been sacrificed son rose from his couch the other night in “At the theatre." in the skookoc ls; but this did not make his sleep, and perambulated my buible

“And the night before ?" much difference, for if there had not been abode, repeating in audible tones, to the

"Ala concert." there would be, which was just the same horror of his mother and myself-the “And the night before ?" thing. At any rate there was cause for multiplication table !" replied the sire of “At Gilmore's monster ball; but she alarm, and they called upon the fumfums the chunky son.

went home at two o'clock in the morn-no corresponding word in our language “The abominable multiplication table !" ing." - to restrain the foofoos, and correct the added the matron, his helpmate.

“ And the night before ?". abuses in the skookools which promised to “What had the youth for his supper "

“ It was Sunday, sage Ching-too-fum, bring about such an awful loss of life and demanded the inquisitor.

and she only went to the Oratorio," health.

Nothing, sage Ching-too-fum, but a

• Mistaken mother!" exclaimed the asThe tremendous outcry induced the hemisphere of mince-pie, which the boy is tonished sage, .. Dare you charge the fumfums to investigate the matter; and very fond of, though his mother has often skookools and the foofoos with the consewhatever views they individually enter. I tried to convince him that it is not promo-quences of your own folly? The evil

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please, worshipful Ching-too-fum, I wid. THE REPOSITORY:

BY W. H.

spirit of which your daughter is possessed at ten, P. M. , and was too lazy to play ; Esq., whose interest in the last Franklin is the demon of the midnight theatre and the case of the eighth could not be report- Expedition had induced him to collect morning ball! Go and sin no more." ed; and the ninth and tenth were really much important information connected

It was shown that the third martyr, a martyrs, but in both instances the foofoos with that enterprise. The result of these miss of sixteen, studied her lesson an hour had informed their parents that they were interviews was a recommendation by Mr. every evening.

injuring theinselves, and had recommend - B. to Mr. Hall to proceed by way of What does she do then ?" ed a vacation.

Hudson Straits into Hudson Bay, there by “ She reads, great Ching-too-fum, till Ching-too-fum reported the result of the boat, or small vessel around South of midnight,” replied the mother.

investigation to the sumfums, and when South Hampton Island, north to Wager “ What does she read ?"

the people read it they were reasonable River, thence a sledge journey overland to “The New York Ledger, or the 'Li- enough to be satisfied. But the great sage King William's land. This route would brary of Romance.' She is very fond of was not content to let his labors end bere; obviate all the difficulties and uncertainreading, and has devoured the contents of for the fact that the parents paid but little ties of navigation by way of Baffin's Bay, all the novels in seven circulating libra- or no attention to the health of their child- Lancaster Sound, Barrow Strait, Prince ries. She has fine talents, and will one ren was painfully apparent to him, and he Regent's Iniet, and last, Boothia Gulf, to day become an authoress, if the skookools published a pamphlet on the subject for King William's land, He was much and the foofoos don't kill her; for she has gratuitous distribution. And so the ex- pleased with the views thus advanced, and already written a tale in ten chapters, cal. citement entirely subsided, and Boostoon it seems has adopted them. In case of bis led the Disappointed Damsel: or, The was again at peace.

being dissappointed in procuring a vessel, Red Dragon of the Cow House. If you

Mr. B. offered to take his necessary outfit

in the sbip Hannibal, then fitting, and give you the leading incidents of the sto

with pleasure give him a passage, and all ry, which are

NEW-LONDON, CONN. he wanted to carry-this was the 16th of “Silence, woman !" thundered the in


February, and rather earlier than he quisitor. "Burn her novels, and send

could get ready for the voyage. We are

Thursday, April 26, 1860. her to bed at nine o'clock !”

happy, however, to know an equally liberal The fourth martyr was declared to be THE NEW ARCTIC EXPEDITION, which we learn has been gratefully accept

offer was tendered him by Messrs W. & H., wasting herself;inch by inch, in ineffectual struggles to keep up with ber class.

The deep interest in the fate of Sir John ed. "Send for her foofoo,” said the sage ; | Franklin, and the increasing devotion to The following article from the Cincinand the foofoo came.

the cause of seientific geographical knowl- natti Daily Trmes shows the light in which “ Worm of the earth ! dare you sacrifice edge, is an admirable illustration of the this proposition is regarded by Mr. Hall the health and life of this tender maiden by pervading and widely extending spirit and his friends in the undertaking : imposing unseemly tasks upon her ?” de- of elevated and ennobling humanity that "NEW FRANKLIN RESEARCH EXPEDITION.”—Messrs

A THE manded the great inquisitor. Why didn't pervades the minds of the enterprising Williama & Haven, of New London, Connecticus,

a firm tbat has a fleet of vessels at their command, you send ber down into the next class ?” and energetic philanthropists of the pree. have forwarded to this city a proposal that bespeaks May it please your excellency, most ent time. The new Research Expedition their Eis as follows:

the enterprise, philanthropy, etc., that characterizes magnificent Ching-too-fum, I would fain under the management of C. F. Hall, Esq., * As a testimony of our persoual regard, and the have done so, but her maternal parent of Cincinnati, we have bee. informed will convey it and its required outfit, boats,

interest we feel in the proposed expedition, we threatened me with a thousand ills if I is nearly ready to enter upon its interest- sledges, provisions, instruments, etc, etc., free on

charge, in the bark “George Henry” (s. O. Budpresumed tu degrade the child of her love,"|ing voyage to the Arctic regions under dington, Master,) to Northumberland Inlet, and replied the terrified foofoo. “I reasoned very favorable auspices. And what is sage home in any of our ships."

whenever desired, we will give the same free pas. with mother, and I reasoned with daugh- particularly intereeting to the citizens of In regard to the course proposed to be ter. I assured them it was no disgrace; New London, the entire outfit, of boals, pursued, and the importance of the plan but neither would consent."

sledges, instruments, &c., &c., will be tak- recommended bere, Henry Grinrell Esq. • Is this so?" asked the sage.

en out by one of our New London ships in a letter to Mr. Hall speaks in the most "I would have him know that my through the noble philanthropy of our es- fayorable terms. He says :daughter is as good as anybody else's teemed and enterprising townsmen Messrs.

* The fate of Franklin and some of his officers and daughter, and that he can't put her down,” | Williams & Haven, and what, perhaps is liam’s Land by Capt. (now Sir) F. L. McClintock,

men, is known by the record found on King Wilangrily replied the mother-one of the of equal interest the plan and arrangements Franklin's Exdedition, bave yet to be determined,”

but the fate of one hundeed and five inembers of genus virago, sometimes seen in our own for the route to be taken, and the course He hopes and believes that some of the happy land.

to be adopted, was conceived and took 105 may yet be found babitant among the "Enough, woman ?”

skape in our city, and we presume we are Esquimaux of Britain or Victoria and · And so the wise Ching-too-fum proceed-violating no confidence in making it pub- Prince Albert Land, and further believes od to dispose of all the martyrs. The fifth lic. Last February Mr. Hall visited New that the graves of Franklin and some of his ate late suppers and slept in an unrentila- London and called on those of our citizens officers and men, known to be dead, as ted room, heated by a villanous contriv- through whose enterprise and capital so well as the records of the expedition and ánce of the arch enemy of the physical much of what knowledge of the Polar re- many important relics, will be found on man; the sixth had a hereditary disease ; gions as we already have, has been obtain-King William's Land, if search be made the seventh-a boy in the high skookool, ed, and with others bad repeated and there in the months of July, August and smoked three cigars's day, took a "stew" protracted interviews with B. F. Brown September.

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Mr. Grinnell concludes his letter to Mr. stay all night, which samewhat astonished METHODISM IN THE UNITED STATES.H, as follows :

the man, as his master was strictly punct. Methodist Episcopal Church, “ The course you propose to pursue is entirely a ual, and when he had a duty to perform Number of members,.....956,555 new and important one, and I see not why, with the exercise of your best judgement, you may not never admitted of a moment's unnecessary

Travelling Preachers,. 6,502 ultimately accomplish all that could be desired in

Local Preachers,. .

7,530 satisfactorily determining many of the unsettled delay.' | There was an attraction their questions indicated above, as well as increasing that Washington could not resist. He Southern Methodist Episcopal Church. our geograpical knowledge of that portion of the

Number of members, . .699,164 Arctic regious over wbich you to propose to pass,

left the house the next morning, the affiYou have my earnest wishes for the accomplish

Travelling Preachers,. 2,771 ment of the noble object you have in view, and i anced husband of Mrs. Custis–a lady Local Preachers,..

4,984 will cheerfully contribute to the requisite funds to whose name is now almost as celebrated Methodist Protestants. carry it ont With great regard, I am your friend,

among women as her husband's among Number of members,. 80,000 HENRY GRINNEL,”

Travelling Preachers,.

916 We are exceedingly gratified that with this noble enterprise there is so much of

Zion M. E. and Bethel M. E., (colored). DARING EXPRESS ROBBERY,-A most

Number of members,. 26,746 local interest attached, and so much of

Travelling Preachers, ,193 the generous philanthropy of our own fel. daring Express robbery took place last

Local Preachers,. .

444 low citizens connected. It is an honor to Monday night week, on the New York

Wesleyan Methodist Connexion. them, and no less an honor to the city in and New Haven Railroad train, on its

Number of members,. 21,000 which they reside. way to New York. During the tempora- Travelling Preachers,

340 ry absence of Adams' Express messenger

Unstationed Preachers,...


from the room in which he was stationed, Independent or Cong. Methodists.
an iron safe weighing 160 pounds, con-

Estimated number,...

10,000 Preachers,,

200 We are apt to contemplate Washing- taining $16,000, was removed from the ton in the age of his manhood—in the ear by some persons unknown, and its loss midst of his official duties, as the Com. was not discovered until the arrival of the mander in Chief of the Army,—the train in New York. A search was imme

LADIES SEAMAN'S FRIEND SOCIETY.Head of the nation "The Father of his diately instituted and the missing sale

We learn from the Chronicle that the an. Country” and the “Friend of Man.” The was found near Westport, broken open, nual meeting of the Ladies Scaman's following incidents of his more early life the bags it contained cut open, and the

Friend Society of New-London was held are not without interest inasmuch as the money gone. The robbers had thrown

on Wednesday April 181b. From the reresult probably bad its influence on the it over a fence before opening it. subsequent history of the nation.

The express room is built in the for- ports of the Secretary and Treasurer it ap

peared that twenty-seven different persons “ Washington was not the calm, placid ward part of she baggage car, and between unimpassioned man that we generally do it and the baggage room is the mail de- or families had been assisted by the Sociepict him. In his youth he was of a bash-partment

. It was while the messenger had been made to assist destitute scamen

ty during the past year. The advances ful and susceptible nature, and there is was in the latter room that the robbery from other ports to reach their regular evidence that he fell in love at the age of was effected. fifteen and wrote verses. His first love A man is known to bave got off at each places of abode, to pay for the care of the was supposed to be a lady named Grimes, of the two draw bridges between which the sick, or to procure food, fuel and clothing

for the families of the unfortunate. who afterwards became the mother of safe was found on the night of the robbe

The officers of the last year were all reGeneral Lee. While employed on a ry, and as the officers are on the lookout

elected, The President of the Society is Government mission, and travelling to for them, it is to be hoped the thieves to.

Mrs, C. A. Lewis. The Vice-Presidents his destination, he met with a Miss Phil-gether with the property may be discov.

are Mrs. T. W. Williams, Mrs. G. R. lips with whom he fell deeply in love.- ered. The Express company offer a re Lewis, Mrs. A. M. Frink and Mrs. W. Regarding his public duties of the first con- ward of $5,000 for the recovery of the

A. Weaver. sequence he resumed his journey and at money and the conviction of the robbers. tended to the business he as engaged in | Altogether it was one of the boldest and

BURGLARY.- Last Thursday evening intending to pay his attention to Miss most successful exploits of the kind that

some unknown individual entered the Phillips on his return. But in thc we recollect to have heard of.

news office of Mr. Simeon Smith, on meantime the lady became engaged to another gentleman, and when Washing- SALE OF COINS, AUTOGRAPHS,

State St., by forcing open the back door,

&c.-A ton proposed he was of course declined. — sale of rare coins and autographs took

and entering from the rear of the premisThis experience served him on the next place in Boston Jast week. A cent of

Mr. Smith having oocasion to return occasion, when he met Mrs. Custis in a 1799 sold for $8,25, and a Washington to his store about half past nine o'clock, very similar manner, while on a journey penny of 1791 for $4,26. The autograph the intruder, who made a basty retreat

the opening of the front door alarmed to Williamsburg engaged in a public ser- of John- Aldon, who came over in the

without having done any further mischief, vice for the government of Virginin. At Mayflower, was knocked off at $21,50.the pressing invitation of a friend he stop- The signature' of Aaron Burr sold for

MARRIED. ped at his house on his way, intending to $1,50; of James Buchanan, 76 cents : résume bis journey in a short time, and Empress Josephine, $2; Thomas Jefferson; AVERY-CHAPMAN.-In Groton, on the 19th bad ordered his servant to bring his horses. $2; W. L. Marcy, 30 cents ; Napoleon I.,

Inst., by Rev. s. Hine, by Mr. Amos G. Avery of

Ledyard, to Miss Sarah B Chapman, of Groton. The servant came with his horses, and $3,50: Gen. Joseph Warren, $12; Geo. TURNER-CHAPMAN – In Groton. ' on the 19th

inst., by Rev. S. Hite, Mr. Amos D. Turner, of Was Informed that his master intended to Washington, $14 ; Dan. Webster, 50 cts. Ledyard, to Miss Caroline H Chapman, of Groton.

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GODEY'S LADIES Book for May comes nal of Heulth, we find the following sug- Living in a “fast age," and having va

to us exquisitely illustrated. “The May gestive and timely bints :

ried occupations, we can afford but little Party” is a perfect gem, one of the most A large number of fatal winter diseases time to search fur knowledge ourselves, beautiful steel illustrations that we have result from taking cold, and often from therefore popular lectures bave obtained a recently seen, worth in itself more than such slight causes, apparently, as to appear high appreciation among us, to supply the cost of the number. The colored incredible to many. But, although the our need of improvement. When these fashion plate is a complete study for its causes are various, the result is the same, lectures were first introduced, they were

numerous lady readers, For sale by and arises from the violation of a single upon subjects of which an intelligent com- Starr & Co., No. 4 Main Street. principle, to wit: cooling off too soon af- munity had some knowledge, such as Aslor exercise. Perhaps this may be more tronomy, Chemistry, Geology, Natural

THE LADIES' HOME MAGAZINE.-This practically instructive if individuals are History, Travels, &c., and the lecturers named, which, in the opinion of those themselves were generally Professors, beautiful monthly by T. S. Arthur and subsequently seeking advice in the various learned-upon these subjects. So far they Virginia F. Townsend is another fine stages of consumption, were the causes of were instructive.

specimen of "Literature and Art,” beauthe great misfortune; premising that when Of late years, however, it has become tifully illustrated and sparkling with brila cold is once takon, marvellously slight more desirable or necessary, in order to liant articles of high literary excellence. causes servo to increase it for the first few pay," to seek for entertaining and amus

"All Gone," by V. F. T., in the editorial days-causes which, under ordinary cir- ing lectures from some one distinguished department, is a heart-touching illustracumstances, even a moderately healthful for his eloquence, independence or notori- Lion of woman's faith and woman's love, system would have easily worked off. ety in some way; and whether he be saint, Rachel, the tragedienne, increased the sinner, or infidel, if he can "draw a full

ALL THE YEAR ROUND.-Number five cold which ended her life, by insufficient house,” it is considered all right... It is of this popular work, for April is before clothing in the cars, while traveling from much to be feared that as a people, we us, and we cannot forbear expressing our New York to Boston ; such was her own are not sufficiently careful of what we admiration of the variety and interest of statement. The immediate cause of the hear, and who we hear, nor can it be won. its articles. "How LONG WILL OUR COAL last illness of Abbot Lawrence, the cele- dered at, when a very great proportion of Last?” in this uumber, is a subject of great brated financier and philanthropist, was all the printed reading matter in our interest, and the ability and general knowlan injudicious change of clothing. An country is fictitious; one portion tending edge of the writer is apparent in his maneminent clergyman got into a cold bed, to alienate the mind from correct views ner of treating it. Published by Emerin mid-winter, within ifteen minutes af- of life and manners, and another portion son & Co., New York. Price twentyter preaching an earnest discourse. He of it insidiously sapping the foundations ive cents per monthly number. was instantly chilled, and died within for- of honor and virtue, and both together ty-eight hours,

unfitting the younger members of the comA mother sat sewing for her children munity from searching after knowledge not say a word in regard to this well known

THE SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN,- We need to a late hour in the night, and noticing through a judicious course of reading, or and extensively circulatod journal. For that the fire had gone out, she concluded receiving instruction from sentiments adto retire to bed at once; but thinking that dressed to the understanding and the heart, Art, Mechanics and Manufactures, it is

reliable practical information in Science, she could “finish” in a few minutes, she and thus preparing the public mind for the

exceded by none. forgot the passing time, until an hour reception of language and opinions from lishers, Messrs. Munn & Co., deserve high

The enterprising pubmore had passed, and she found herself men known only as caterers for the pas commendation for the great benefit con. thoroughly chilled,” and a month’s ill. sions and corrupt tastes of the people.- ferred upon the public by such a wide disness followed to pay for that one year.

Among the most popular lecturers of the semination of valuable information for the Many a cold, cough and consumption is day are men of notoriously unsound mor

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HORTICULTURAL. guish them under their proper heads. - inches long, plant them in the same man

These may be designated as follows, viz: ner, leaving about one inch of the cutting THE CRANBERRY.

-Seed Planting, Sod Planting, Root Plant- above the surface; or the cuttings may be ITS HISTORY, CULTURE, VARIETIES, &c. ing, Cutting Planting, and Vine Planting. eight inches in length and doubled in the

SEED PLANTING consists in preparing middle in the form of the letter V, both the ground and planting the seeds (or ends out of the soil about an inch. This crushed fruit) in hills or drills, or in sow- is rather preferable to planting single cut

ing broadcast, as practiced for oats, barley tings. There should always be two or The following plan recommended by &c., &c. This methcd, however is not three in a hill, and the distance the same Mr. Trowbridge of New Haven, is follow very reliable, is attended with too much as when plants are used. ed by many with good success, and is de- delay and much trouble in keeping the VINE PLANTING.-To.cultivate by ving scribed by him as follows :

ground clear of weeds, grass, &c., for planting the ground should be well plough"Lay out the grounds as you would for some five or six years before the matting ed and made perfectly mellow and the setting out cabbage, strawberry or other of the plants. This method cannot, there- vines passed through a common straw plants—have a pointed stick or dibble, fore, be recommended.

cutter, and cut up in lengths of about two and make a hole for the plant-bave the SOD PLANTING for those who have or three inches, and sown broadcast like roots immerged in muddy water so thick as meadows of their own, or have ready ac- grain or grass seeds, and well harrowed in. to adhere to the root-place it in the hole cess to those of others, is a method which If preferred the ground may be furrowed and press the dirt very closely around it. is very simple and suce in regard to the or drilled as for root planting, and the cut To bave the rows uniform, draw a line vines growing, but it is objectionable on vines sewed in the drills after the usual and put the plants, eighteen by twenty in- account of the grass, &c., which cannot method of sowing peas. This last is the ches, in rows—where small patches are be separated from the plants, and is con- best method for after cultivation. desired, which can be kept clean with a sequently introduced into the new grounds

While the culturist can follow either of hoe the nearer they are together, the with them. This is very difficult to erad- the foregoing methods of cultivation, that quicker they cover the ground-but where icate, but with proper care it may be ac- of Root Planting or planting out well rootacres are planted, it will save much labor complished and fine crops of the fruit obed vines, is much the best. Tho vines beby putting them two to two and a half tained.

come sooner established, grow more thriftfeet apart, then a plow or harrow can be Root PLANTING.–This is, perhaps, the ily, are in less danger of being injured by used to keep out the grass and weeds. Af- best plan for obtaining the earliest and frosts, and will produce fruit at least one ter one or two years, cultivation to keep most productive crops, and allows clean year sooner than those propagated from out the grass, they will take care of them-culture until the plot is completely cover the cuttings, either in drills or sown selves. Every family can have their gar-ed with the vines. Prepare the ground broadcast. den patch in that case, and in dryish soil by thorough, deep plowing and harrowing cut grass, meadow muck or tan around the so as to completely pulverize 'the soil,

THE Rose SLUG.-A correspondent plant will be beneficial to retain the moist- then mark off or furrow the ground about writes with regard to the insects that inure. They are highly ornamental in pots two and a half feet between the rows, and fest Rose-bushes, the most troublesome -the fruit hanging on the plants until plant out the well rooted vines two or with us have been the slugs, which cause the blossom appears for the next crop.” tbree in a hill, the hills any distance from the bushes to look as if they had been

The idea of propagating the cranberry six inches to two feet apart, according to burned. Scatter air-slacked lime upon in pots is an excellent one, and cannot be the facilities for procuring the plants.— the ground, as far as the branches of the too highly recommended ; indeed, we The nearer they are set together, the soon bush extend, and apply it twice a year, at know of nothing more beautiful then a er the vines will become matted, and con. the two periods of growth when the leaves few pots of this admirable fruit, with quently the labor of keeping them clean first open, and when the second growth their green foliage and blushing berries and free from grass and weeds before they commenced, There are two crops of flies nestled in beautiful profusion among their cover the ground, will be very much re- at these periods, Let this remain upon clustering vines.

duced. The vines should be set about the ground some days, and then dig it unMETHODS OF PLANTING.–There are four inches deep.

der. When these insects first come out of several methods of planting the Cranberry, CUTTING PLANTING. - Prepare the the ground, they are very sluggish, and the most usual of which have already been ground. as. for root planting, and drill or can be killed with the thumb and inger. referred to, For the sake of perspicuity, furrow in the same manner ; then instead I have never seen them attack anything bowever, it may be well briefly to distin- of the entire plants, use cuttings about five but rose bushes,


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