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A HIXT toit FARMERS.—In South Lancashire we hive seen adopted, with success, a mode of sav ing corn in unsettled weather that we recommend to our farming reader*, his this:—After the corn has been C!1 for ibuat C week, and goi weathered to take the shocks carefully together, aud to make he sheaves into a small shock, containing about a quarter of an acre of corn Pilch, with heads all en- closed, and the bottoms of the sheaves outside, running Ihe link shock up to a point at the top, and aiid covering the lop with the raking of the corn field, so as to protect it acaiust rain. This practice has prevailed if* l' "hem parts of Scotland for some years, and found extremely useful in wet seasons. A stack or aut of this kind, a« it is called in Scotland, niay stand for a mofith, even in bad weather, withoi't injury to the corn, and will be ready to carry to th stiick-yard as soon as the weather becouics favourable. Care should be taken to prevent the shedding of the grain. There i< to prev elit aut ,ic)fl lv"iicll may be adopted with ad- jillothel. pree vantage in years like 'he present one, when corn is often put damp iiic) tile stack. It is to construct the corn stack with a free pas-age for air at the bottom of the stack, with a flnncl flom bottom to top, thereby to allow the moisture to evaporate after the corn is put together. I he funnel is easily made by placing a narrow sack, filled with chaff, or any light substance in the cefl1'e °f the stack and building the sheaves around it (the bottom part of the sheaf be- iog to wards the funnel, and tt>n corn inside the stack), till they come ncariy to the top of the sack, and then pulling op the lIack and continuing to elevate it from ,ill *;tack I time to time, till l'i0 stack is complete, and the sack withdrawn—thus ^a*,nS a chimney atl the way up for evaporation- %Vc kno% fLit,niel.s,,Ilollave adopted this method for ycaiB in all seasons, and who declare that they never had a fcheaf of grain injured in the stack. In general this precaution is perhaps unne- cessary, but in harvest seasons it may be adopted with great aJ»'a"taKe- thatching the stack, care must be taken to leave a small opening at the top for the warm p.ir and moisture to escape.—Leeds Mer- cury. TREATMTNT OF HoftsEs ox A JOURNBY.—Va- rious opinions exist as to the best divisions of the stages which a hoi so should be ridden or driven when performing a l°ng journey. This must, in some degree, be regulated by his condition. If be is fit to go, with a journey of 150 miles to perform, and three days to do it in, I should divide the distan- ces into 25 miles each, or as near as the accommo- dation on the road would permit, starting, especially in the summer tin' early in ih0 morning, and per- forming the first 25 in.'les before breakfast. This enables YOIl to have your horse well dressed, nnd to afford him three or fonr hours' rest; and ii he will eat two quarterns of oats and a quartern of beans (which should be divided into two feeds) he will not take much harm. A moderate quantity of water must be given; at the same time it must be observed that too much will cause most horses to scour, and likewise to sweat more profusely; there- fore the less he has in reason the better till his day's work is completed, when he should have as much as he is inclined to take. Gruel is an excel- lent thing, but it is not readily proonred, properly made, on the road it should invariably be boiled, and I prefer it made with wheat flour, as it remains longer on the stomach, and is less relaxing than when made with oatmeal. The usual method or paring what thev call grucl at inns, is to mix oat- meal with warm water, in which state it is decidedly bad its emollient quantity is produced by boiling, and if I cannot procure it in that state, I prefer water.—Old Sporting 3I(iOazlnefor October. CHARLES LAMH'S SEA BATHING—Lamb WAS at one part of Ids life ordered to the sea-side for the benefit of bathing; but not possessing strength of nerve sufficient to throw himself into tho water, he fleoesarily yielded his small person up to the dis- cretion of"tw0 men to "plnns0 him." On the first t%vo men to I morning, having prepared for immersion, he placed himself, not without trepidation, between these huge creatines, meaning to give the previously re- quisite instructions, which his particular cas& re- quired; but, from the very agitated state he was in, from terror of what he litiglit possibly 1, Qllffer" from a "sea-change" his unfortunate impediment of speech became greater than usual; and this in- firmity prevented his directions being as prompt as was necessary. Standing, therefore, with a man at either elbow, he began to be di —i — IPiled. 1 he men answered the JIlstructlon wllh a ready "Yes, sir!" and in they soused him! As soon as he rose, and could regain a portion of his lost breath, lu stammered out as before, I I I -I in to be di —i—h>PQd Another hearty "}"<¡s, sir!" and down he went a second time. Again he rose; 2ind then with a struggle, (to which the men were too much ussd on such oc- casions to heed,) he made an effort for freedom) but not succeeding, lie articulated as at first, I — 1 —I'm to be di—i—ipped"— Yes, sir!" and to the bottom he went again; when Lamb, rising for the third time to the surface, s'louted out in desperate energy O-OQnly 914co Memoirs*

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