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Green Bay Republican (Newspaper) - November 7, 1843, Green Bay, Wisconsin J-M The of i 1 n or o SHOLES GREEN BAY t 1843 GREEN BAT FRIDAY NOV Green Bay Farmer Do our Western Farmers know that green manure applied to a Wheat low is very bad Perhaps all of thorn are not aware of its deleterious effects otherwise we do not believe they would follow the practice Wo commend to the attention of the farmers in Northern Wisconsin the ar- ticle on Apple It is from the best agricultural paper in the West Fi om the Chicago Farmer Apple There are few subjects now of more interest to us of the West than the ture of Fruit If we ever expect to re- any benefit from fruit culture now is the time to attend to it The farmers have come into the ownership of their lands as a general thing and a few years of cultivation have prepared the soil for the growth of trees for us far as we have observed young trees of any sort do not do welt upon prairie noil without cultivation Nurseries are so multiplied now that trees can be cured in any desired numbers We have remarked the extraordinary thrift of nearly all the young trees we have seen and could not but reflect that if farmers know how soon they might be in possession of comfortable quantities of choice fruit they would not neglect to plant trees for another year It is not only desirable that we should have fruit iu sufficient quantities but the qualities are of the first importance Most of the that reaches the ket from our native growth is miserable beyond any necessity When trees are to produce poor fruit lot them be attended to at once and the evil died This may be done by grafting upon the limbs with very little trouble as directed below An orchard grafted in this way may produce in three or four years The old limbs of the tree must be cut off taking most of them the next spring after ing and the whole of them the second spring The time to do this is in March or April Scions should be cut in March Most of those who plant orchards have some few favorite kinds of apples which they have raised at the East or South and which they are anxious to raise here It is by no means certain that these kinds will grow well here or if they do that they will yield equally good fruit Soil and climate will not only affect the growth of the trees but they have every thing to do with the flavor of fruit Be- sides several of these favorites are de- in their native climes and fruit raisers are beginning to think of originating new varieties We believe it not only probable that better kinds for our localities can be produced among us than any yet produced elsewhere but that to produce apples of the first ty we must originate them here It is a common opinion that because the seeds of an apple will produce as many varieties as there are seeds that the kinds are as likely to be bad as good And many have the opinion that no ural fruit can be good for anything This will depend on the fact whether the seeds were from a good or bad sort When nurserymen sow a sery they general y take eare only to apple seeds without caring whether they are good or bad expecting to graft them all Now instead of this get the seeds from the choicest kinds of apples and sow them and let them grow up naturals taking them up the second or third year and cutting off the and yon will be tty sure to have good kinds among From these you can propagate in the case of cherries peaches and will produce the knew a man net to oaf who of which there not yield to the finest ever sold in the year round There is a great ence among apple trees of different kinds in the capacity for bearing Some are choice in quality which are poor bearers and the reverse In selecting kinds reference should be had to all these facts But above all do not neglect to get them If you prefer to set in the fall it is here If you prefer the spring it will spon be here We prefer the But dp not let fall and spring both slide by unimproved To Graft old Trees Take a common saw and grasping a limb say from three-fourths of an inch to an inch and a half in eter with the loft hand a little above where you wish to cut it off ply the saw A man accustomed to it will saw the limbs set the scions and wax two or three hundred limbs with two scions in each in a day After the limb is cut off split it with a large knife driven by a care that the knife be held horizontal to the earth and not to it as the sap in the latter case will flow into the lower side of the limb and leave the upper scion to die After the split is made drive a narrow wedge into the centre of the split in the limb to keep it open while inserting the scions then having whittled the scions with the outer edge a little the thickest insert them two in a stock letting them incline a little outward so that the sap of the scion shall cross the sap of the stock Then taking a roLl of the wax in the left hand apply to the end of the stock covering it over and down the slits on either side of the limb so as to cover all the wounds of the limb The wax is made of 2 ounces beeswax 2 ounces tallow and 10 of rosin melted well together and run off iato cold water To use it it should be put into a kettle of warm water and may be kept from sticking to the hands by the use of lard free from salt salt will be liable to kill the scions From the Ladies Companion The Hair Necklace BY ALFRED H Concluded Weeks nay months rolled away yet Lucy and her mother remained alone and in sadness for nothing had been heard of Edwin and Charles had left them immediately after his wounds had healed The demon war continued to spread his desolation over the land mor brought at length the gratifying intelligence of Charles being a favorite of the whole corps and it was also said he bad gained the applause of the com- by having defended his country's flag against the most fearful odds in one of the battles in which he had been engaged December was far advanced and it was evening The day had been cold gloomy and threatening and the deep masses of clouds which had been ally darkening now gave signs of ing into a storm The wind sighed and whistled around the cottage as if it were lamenting the damage it was about to make then suddenly rushing with great force through the trees breaking their topmost branches and tearing up the earth beneath them with a sound like the roar of artillery Then came rents of sleet pattering furiously against the casements Mrs Seymour and her daughter drew nearer the fire and though secure themselves from the pelting of the pitiless their kind hearts felt sensibly for those who were not so comfortably sheltered the poor exclaimed Lucy sighing what sufferings must be theirs on such a night as this My poor Charles my poor said Mrs Seymour I have been ing of him and of the hardships he must necessarily experience until I despair Who speaks of despair when Charles is said at this instant the young soldier whose approach had been un- heard amid the pelting of the storm and laying down his gun and knapsack clasped hia mother who uttered matien of surprize and joy to his heart son on my was all the mother could say deai said Lucy as she clung neck you ase safat M how thankful we should t i mother and he cessation anna of that them from the inclemencies the ther but they Were suffering of clothing many being up all night by fires to prevent themselves from freezing in- stead of taking comfortable rest and sometimes they were without a mouthful of bread or food of any kind Anil their patriotism still supports them under all these added Lucy Lucy Washington is the only man on earth that could keep the army together under such circumstances he alone is only fit for the great and sible the spirits of his men sink with their bodily sufferings he plies himself with the most unremitting attention to the promotion of their com- forts continued he it was a most distressing sight to see the soldiers when they removed to Valley Forge every step they took on the zen ground was marked by the blood of their naked feet That the commander-in-chief has been able to keep his army together out food and without clothes through all the continued fatigues and hardships of marching through ice and snow is the highest eulogium which can be paid to his remarked Mrs Seymour And mother in addition to these dis- tresses many are sick and a number have died owing to the inattention of the Hospital said Charles My heart bleeds for my poor ing observed Lucy with deep for fortitude and patience their conduct has been Would that we could relieve some of their added Charles I have been thinking it would be a good plan to propose raising a sum by con among the inhabitants through the Lucy thoughtfully for the use of these brave sufferers That will be the very cried Charles in a tone of transport Why did I not think of mother let ns set the example by selling our said we will be amply repaid in the freedom of our country and I am sure I can work for you my children youi design is dable but we must not deprive ourselves of the means of livelihood said Mrs Seymour But surely mother our country re- quires us in its present state to make some remarked Charles I will give you what I can spare said his mother but that will be but the mite Charles and Lucy immediately ed their scheme into execution and com- making collections Each ily contributed in different ways and even the poorest that they applied to gave in their mite to the general good It was now for the first time that cy felt the want of wealth She ed for a long time and many were the plans she formed for increasing the sum of three dollars her only ions to an amount which slie thought worthy to offer as her portion for the benefit of her destitute countrymen but all her schemes proved impracticable said she one day running her fingers her floating would these ringlets were strung with diamonds then might I have something to offer to my poor suffering country But can I not turn them to some con tinned the girl thoughtfully and after a short she exclaimed joyfully yes yes I will weave out of them and offer them for will be very pretty if woven and they will bring me I can well spare a few locks Lucy accordingly proceeded to work and in a short time furnished a few very which she offered immediately to a jeweller in the city of Philadelphia said she as the jeweller ad- examined her work I wish you to attach gold lockets to these laces then offer them for sale to the dies of your city for whatever they will bring If you find purchasers fbr these I will soon The raaa attracted by her luxurious tresses as they waved in the gentle breeze apd at the novelty her oiler for at a glance fee discovered the of her Her to aay r of Lucy wab half by one so young and so prepossessing kept him silent for a moment and Lucy was tripping lightly away when he lowed and finger on her shoulder I will soon dispose of the my noble Every lady will purchase when they learn of whoso hair they are made and fbr what pose they are sold You can if you wish prepare more for sale The jeweller with a laudable spirit soon circulated the story of the ces and all the inhabitants of phia both male and female flocked to his store to admire and purchase and very soon hair marked with the single word Lucy became all tho rage among the fashionables Lucy veral times supplied the rapidly ing demand for them and finding tho manufacture of them becoming a very lucrative business for the store was thronged from for the new fashion thought of the sum which might be raised should she consent to part with all her hair on the one hand and the sacrifice by which that sum was to be purchased ed itself on the other and all her sensi- were at once aroused She thought of him who had garnered up his hopes in her affection who had ed to gaze upon those massy tresses and felt that a portion of the devoted and faithful love of Edwin was owing to her personal beauty and how that affection might change when he beheld her dis- figured and shorn of her greatest charm But love of country prevailed and tho patriotism which had ever marked her conduct determined her on the sacrifice wantons said she to the rebellious risings of her she brushed away the large drops from her eyes as curl after curl disappeared beneath the operation of the scissors They are my Edwin will love me no I give them for America All the beautiful hair of the patriotic girl was manufactured into and sold bringing very high prices thereby yielding a very considerable sum which the delighted girl ately placed into the hands of her ther to be given for the benefit of the soldiers now at Valley Forge When the fate of battle had placed Edwin Ashton among the unfortunate prisoners of war he was taken to the enemy's camp but shortly after the main body of the British army under command of Sir William Howe ing triumphantly entered Philadelphia where they took winter quarters he wai removed with many others thither anc thrown into a public jail where their privations were numerous and severe The weather was cold their clothing scanty and their sufferings were greatly aggravated by a want of sufficient food Thus circumstanced was it possible for poor Edwin to preserve his spirits The continual contemplation of his own ant his wretched misfortunes gave him a feeling of deep melancholy but his dejection only itself the pale cheek the forced and smile and the reserve that it assumed as a shelter from the tions and jests of his foes Thus had passed some weeks in ex- many extremes of ness when he was one day particularly noticed by a young English nobleman who seemed instantly struck with his no- ble form and expressive countenance The mild and patient manner in which he bore his trials plead to she and seized upon the imagination of the generous loyalist Day after day Sir James Harcourt did all in his power to relieve his necessities while he in his sorrows and promised to use all his influence to obtain his liberty This was the first kindly beam of for- tune that had risen upon Edwin since his capture and he soon found his situ ation meliorated and his spirits improv ed under the influence of kindness Sir William Howe who was spending the in idleness in all the full en- of luxurious pleasure was time after time compelled to listen to the pleadings of Sir the release of the young rebel Ashton until at length in very weariness of he gave his promise that he would shortly give him up to the Americans in exchange said Sit James the day after hehad received this there if to be a grand fete tp night at the house of a wealthy in the city and I wish you to accompany me to it the will be new and entertaining ter Ashton with you forget I No I do not inter- Sir be refreshing my 3 Edwin but this drew is suitable All minor ruled consent after ob- and the two set out for the Edwin had he consulted rather dered in the open air lEaHa mansion they were now he not long regret the destiny which drew him er when amid the gay and brf scene he heard the name of Lucy extolled by the lips of noble and disinterested sacrifice the theme and admiration of every tongue even those who were the enemies of her country spoke with commendation of her patriotic spirit and noble conduct Edwin first heard the story of her fice from a lady who wore a hair lace and as he examined the color and texture of the hair and read the name of Lucy a smile of pride and tion curled his turned to hide his strong emotion The next day he besought Sir James to purchase him a at any price and the young Englishman hearing his history in connexion with that of Lucy determined to procure one at any rate and bestow it as a gift The vender had not one left but a young lady with whom he was intimate and who had ly purchased two as a very great favor let him have one Shortly after this Edwin Ashton was exchanged though a few instances only of exchange had yet taken place and when he left the British camp to leek that of Washington the hair lay near his heart as its first and est treasure said Edwin some after as they sat alone together and the first congratulations and of joy at meeting having subsided I went to battle at your bidding and ed not to see you again until I had be- come worthy of you I joined the army when released from for the commendation of Washington and have now returned as Captain Ashton to claim my reward glassy thick curls which you have taken the trouble to hide beneath that ugly little cap Edwin I became jealous of my hair and cut it said she looking archly into his face can you not w well without itt Love you without said he yes I can do no less than worship you now for who but Lucy would have marred their beauty for the good of their a noble a glorious look at continued he as he drew the hair from his bosom and pressed the blushing and delighted girl to his heart A few weeks after a group of countenances were gathered at Seymour's Lucy in a simple of white with no ornament the hair which Edwin had clasped around her neck gave her hand to him to whom her heart was devoted and the words went forth that pronounced them one two brighter or happier faces never entered into the holy bands of wedlock STRANGE is now ving in Harrison county Ohio the Carroll Free Press a married Jady who preaches a sermon at her residence ry other Sabbath day When the ing paroxysm comes on her the reads a text of scripture without the book and explains it in rather a sensible and eloquent manner the discourse ly occupying from two to two and a half hours while the paroxysm on is wholly insensible to all surrounding objects but readily refers to cussed by her in previous She preached we nearly one hundred is one every two mencing each about the near of the day So soon her if ished the natural of faet ties to be restored her ordinary domestic of any have said or done during the discourse In fact shi that she preaches at she is engaged In baa shaken throng
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