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   Green Bay Republican (Newspaper) - November 7, 1843, Green Bay, Wisconsin                               J-M The ttoblett mstiie of tbft Pw% is.lbe iMnJwt i .1. ...n. aid- fctelligeme, witJunt ftiw 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 fal- low is very bad farming1! 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 Prairit Farmer. Apple There are few subjects now of more interest to us of the West than the cul- ture of Fruit. If we ever expect to re- ceive 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 pro- 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 fiuit that reaches the mar- ket from our native growth is miserable beyond any necessity. When trees are fouuu to produce poor fruit, lot them be attended to at once, and the evil reme- 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 graft- 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- teriorating 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 quali- 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 nat- ural, fruit can be good for anything. This will depend on the fact whether the seeds plauted were from a good or bad sort. When nurserymen sow a nur- 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 tap-root, 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 ttke WBtrits. knew a gentle- man (net nafcaown to oaf who raised- of which there not woaW-BOt yield 'to the finest ever sold in Wttlnpe the year round. There is a great differ- 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 tiees 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 steel-back saw, and, grasping a limb, say from three-fourths of an inch to an inch and a half in diam- 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 per- pendicular 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 MR3. ALFRED H. RBIP. (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. Ru- 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- mander-in-chief, 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 gradu- ally darkening, now gave signs of burst- 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 tor- 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. "Oh! 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 think- 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 aaexcla- matien, of surprize and joy, to his heart. son, on, my was all the fonxr mother could say. "Chfcrtes, deai said Lucy, as she clung toftis neck, "you ase safat M, how thankful. we( should t" i Ms_ mother and he, cessation 4C anna, of that wt- hi? them from the inclemencies 6f the wea- ther, but they Were suffering fbrthtfwatil! of. clothing, particnlavly many being obiigejd up all night by fires, to prevent themselves from freezing, in- stead of taking comfortable rest, and sometimes, ftir'days, they were without a mouthful of 'bread or food of any kind. "Anil their patriotism still supports them under all these added Lucy. "Ah! 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 respon- sible the spirits of his men sink with their bodily sufferings, he ap- plies himself with the most unremitting attention to the promotion of their com- forts. Ah! continued he, "it was a most distressing sight to see the soldiers, when they removed to Valley Forge; every step they took, on the fro- zen ground, was marked by the blood of their naked feet." "That the commander-in-chief has been able to keep his army together, with- 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 suffer- ing observed Lucy, with deep feeling-, "for fortitude and patience, their conduct has been nnparalelled." 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 tribntion, 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 Oh! mother, let ns set the example by selling our said Lucy: "we will be amply repaid in the freedom of our country; and I am sure I can work for you." "Ah1 my children, youi design is lau- 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 widow's mite." Charles and Lucy immediately carri- ed their scheme into execution, and com- menced making collections. Each fam- 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 Lu- cy felt the want of wealth. She reflect- ed for a long time, and many were the plans she formed for increasing the smal] sum of three dollars, her only possess- 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 throug 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 partse, she exclaimed joyfully, "yes, yes, I will weave neck-laces out of them, and offer them for neck-laces will be very pretty, if hand- somely 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 beautifully-wrought neck-laces, which she offered immediately to a jeweller in the city of Philadelphia. said she. as the jeweller ad- miringly examined her work, I wish you to attach gold lockets to these neck- laces, then offer them for sale to the la- dies of your city, for whatever they will bring. If you find purchasers fbr these, I will soon preparernore." 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 neck-laces composed: of her j6Wnhair; appeawnee tnv- Her to he- aay thfog r. of Lucy, "Hwr wab half by one so young, and so prepossessing, kept him silent for a moment, and Lucy was tripping lightly away, when he fol- lowed, and laidhis finger on her shoulder. I will soon dispose of the neck-laces, my noble "Every lady will purchase, when they learn of whoso hair they are made, and fbr what pur- 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 neck-la- ces, and all the inhabitants of Philadel- phia, both male and female, flocked to his store to admire and purchase, and very soon hair neck-laces, marked with the single word Lucy, became all tho rage among the fashionables. Lucy se- veral times supplied the rapidly increas- ing demand for them, and finding tho manufacture of them becoming a very lucrative business, for the store was thronged from morning'till ni_ plicants 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, present- ed itself on the other, and all her sensi- bilities were at once aroused. She thought of him who had garnered up his hopes in her affection, who had delight- 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. "Down! 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 neck-laces, and sold, bringing very high prices thereby yielding a very considerable sum, which the delighted girl immedi- ately placed into the hands of her bro- 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, hav- 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 compatriot's misfortunes gave him a feeling of deep melancholy but his dejection only ovmced itself b] the pale cheek, the forced and unfre- quented smile, and the reserve that it assumed as a shelter from the observa- tions and jests of his foes. Thus had passed some weeks in ex- periencing many extremes of wretched- 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 suscepti- bilities, 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 par- ticipated 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 wintei in idleness, in all the full en- joyment of luxurious pleasure, was, time after time, compelled to listen to the pleadings of Sir James-for the release of the young rebel, Ashton, until, at length, in very weariness of the'subject, he gave his promise that he would shortly give him up to the Americans in exchange. "AshtOti." said Sit James, the day after hehad received this pitormee, "there if to be a grand, fete tp night, at the house of a wealthy, tpry in the city, and I wish you to accompany me to it; the will' be new and entertaining, af- ter Mfftttd Ashton, with "you forget I am- No, I do not; fhave sufflclent inter- Sir be refreshing U> my VOfU 3, Edwin, "but this drew is suitable." All minor tnto ruled, consent, after oiftMtitty, ob- tained, and the two set out for the enter- tainment. Edwin, had he consulted rather wan- dered in the open air. lEaHa fmfctibiijk luminated mansion they were now he -did not long regret the destiny which drew him thith- er, when, amid the gay and brf scene, he heard the name of Lucy mour extolled by the lips of beftnty 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 sacri- fice from a lady who wore a hair neck- lace, and as he examined the color and texture of the hair, and read the name of Lucy, a smile of pride and gratifica- tion curled his turned to hide his strong emotion. The next day he besought Sir James to purchase him a neck-lace 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 fortunate- 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 neck-lace lay near his heart, as its first and dear- 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 determin- 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 love-me 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 act! look at continued he, as he drew the hair neck-lace 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 neck-lace 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 li- ving in Harrison county, Ohio, the Carroll Free Press, a married Jady, who preaches a sermon at her residence eve- ry other Sabbath day. When the preach- 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 frequent- 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 nnderctuid, nearly one hundred periodical- is, one every two oom- mencing each about the near of the day. So soon her terntotf if fin- ished, the natural exeroiM of faet ties to be restored, her ordinary domestic nrely unootacious of any have said or done during the discourse. In fact shi that she preaches at she is engaged In Ifejr Sopswrur baa shaken throng   

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