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correspondent well observes, they who do this, will have to answer for it, as they can.-But, when your horse has become lame or weak, from whatever cause, (it may arise from accident,) after milder measures are tried, without effect, apply to an experienced practitioner, and use the iron without fear or delay.

(I am curious to know what is “the declaration of the Veterinary College.”)

PHILIPPUS.

We have ourselves written to the Veterinary College to know whether an opinion had been expressed by any of its members as to the inutility of the practice of firing. In answer to our application, Professor Coleman has been so obliging as to favour us with the following opinion, which does not wholly agree with the old groom's statement. ' ..“Professor Coleman's 'compliments to M. , and informs him, that, although the operation of firing horses for spayins, and splints, and some other diseases, is not recommended by the Profession; yet there are maladies for which this operation is more beneficial than setons, or blisters, or any other remedy.”

Veterinary College, 15th March, 1824. .

SELECTIONS FROM DIFFERENT AUTHORS."

A CHRISTIAN female, who was very anxious to think and to act aright, made the following remark.

“My religious investigations, however interesting to my head, do not sufficiently affect my heart. If they did, I should expect my happiness to be increased. I have inward sources of remorse which

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are at times sufficiently overwhelming; yet, even in them, I am sorry to find that the opinions of my fellow-creatures go a greater way in affecting my feelings, than the displeasure of God. This would not be the case, if my faith in him, and in his continual presence, were what it should be. Who can ever deny that a firm faith is the surest foundation of morality? Could any of us dò deliberately a wrong action, if we had a continual conviction that He saw the action? Or, could any of us think an unworthy thought, if we had a real and full conviction of all his goodness to us?"-Anon.

· Did you never feel your heart moved in hearing the character of a good and great man described, or when you hear of a father who is very kind to his children, of a king, who is very merciful to his enemies ? If you have a heart that can feel for the goodness of man, why can you not feel the infinite goodness of God, who is love itself, and who loves all His creatures with unalterable love? whose happiness is in blessing all worlds, whose sole employment it is to promote the happiness of his creatures? What good and great man is '80 good and great as God? what father is so kind to all his children? what king so merciful to his enemies ?-Mayow.

All the stars in heaven, and all the insects on earth, all the beasts of the field, and all the trees of the forest, were made for one and the same endto fulfil the purpose of God. And surely it cannot be believed that we are exceptions to this general rule. Surely we, as well as all other creatures, were formed for the very purpose of doing our Creator's will.---The Same.

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EXTRACTS FROM THE PUBLIC NEWSPAPERS, &c.

Wishing to see the greatest possible encouragement given to the culture of the potatoe, I beg you to insert the following extracts for the benefit of your Agricultural friends. .

One acre for one year will support twenty persons, includ. ing workmen and children; and leave sufficient for the feeding of one or two pigs. That its produce must be great is evident from the fact, that the farmers in Essex, with their bigh rented, well manured, and dearly worked lands, including cartage, and various incidental expenses, have been able, in good years, to sell them at three shillings or four shillings per cwt, in the London markets; that is to say, five or six pounds of good food for two-pence. In fact, the produce per acre has been thirteen tons on a moderate average.

It may also not be inappropriate to mention that two crops of potatoes may be raised instead of one, Potatoes were set on the 28th of March, and taken up on the 24th of June; then cut and set again on the 26th, in the same spot of ground, with only the addition of a little lime. On the 28th of October they were taken up, and yielded a more plentiful crop than the summer produce. It may likewise be observed in this place, that in some lands, but not however in light or stony lands, (for the rule does not apply invariably) by taking off the blossoms just when they are beginning to unfold, the produce of the roots will be increased in almost double the quantity,

Scarcity of mapure has, indeed, sometimes been urged as a reason for the neglect of this useful root. But that may easily be got over; for whenever inanure is difficult to be procured, it will be found fully sufficient, even in light soils, to piant them a good distance asunder, and give three ploughings between. By such culture, the potatoe crop will pay for the land; but the produce of an acre may be much increased by a judicious intermixture of other plants, especially if we introduce a new sort of potatoe, called the bread-fruit potatoe, which, from its uncommon productiveness, is getting rapidly into estimation. A farmer, near Bridgewater, planted, in the common way, in a heavy soil, without manure, or any extra attention, two potatoes of that variety, weighing four ounces; the produce was 264 ounces, being an increase per acre (allowing six sacks to be the proper quantity to seed an acre) of 396 sacks. Heligoland beans may be cultivated with the bread-fruit potatoe, with success, by dropping about half a bushel per acre in the channels with the potatoes when planted; as they grow and ripen at the same time, without injuring the crop of potatoes. .

Many different methods have been proposed for bringing back frosted potatoes to a sound state, but we have not learned that any of them has completely answered. Mr. Wilfred Wilson, of Cumberland, has convinced himself, that if potatoes, how much snever frosted, be only carefully excluded from the atmospheric air, and the pit not opened until some time after the frost has entirely subsided, these valnable roots will be found not to have sustained the slightest injury, on account of their not having been exposed to a sudden change, and consequently thawing gradually. The truth of this must be obvious to every ploughman, who, in tilling the ground in the spring, often turns up potatoes, which, when boiled, prove perfectly good, thongh they must have been several times alternately frozen and thawed. Their preservation must certaibly be owing to their having been protected from the external air by the iucumbent earth.- Bury Gazette. I

On the sagacity of an Ass. --The followiny anecdote of the sagacity of an ass, and the attachment displayed by the animal to his master, máy help in 'some manner to rescue that ill-used race from a portion of the load of stupidity which is assigned to them, and which, with so many other loads, they bear with such exemplary patience:

Thomas Brown, residing near Hawick, travels the country as a biggler, having an ass, the partner of his trade. From suffering under a paralytic affection, he is in the habit of assisting himself on the road by keeping hold of the crupper of the saddle, or more frequently the tail of the ass. During a recent severe winter, whilst on one of his journeys riear Rule Water, “the old man and his ass" were suddenly plunged into a wreath of snow. There they lay long, far from help, and ready to perish, at length the poor ass, after a severe struggle, got out; but finding his unfortunate master absent, he eyed the wreath for some time with a wistful look, and at last forced his way through it to where his master still lay, when placing his body in such'a position as to afford a firm grasp of the tail, the honest biggler was thereby enabled to take his accustomed hold, and was actually dragged out by the faithful beast to a place of safety.-Kelso Mail..

Vaccination. It appears from the Reports of the National Vaccine Board to the Right Hon. Robert Peel, that the applications for lymph have been more than usually numerous a proof that the confidence of the world in vaccination is increasing, since the Parliamentary establishment. Since the last report, lymph has been dispatched to the East and West Indies, to Ceylon, to the Cape of Good Hope, the island of Mauritius, the coast of Africa, New South Wales, and to

France and Italy, &c. The Report then states, that it had been distributed in this kingdom with great success," for the small-pox has prevailed as an epidemic with more than ordipary malignity in various parts of this island lately, and has committed great ravages in those districts where it found victims unprotected against it by a previous process. The advantages of vaccination in places subject to those severe visitations have been confessedly decisive and remarkabte; those who had used this resource being observed to remain generally unhurt in the midst of danger; and if there were any whom the contagion was able to infect, these were remarked, almost universally, to have the disease in that mitigated form which is not attended with danger,” The total number vaccinated from 1818 to 1822 in the United Kingdom (excepting the capital) is 327,521, and the total by the stationary vaccinators for the same time, 34,275. In 1821 there were 90,000 persons vaccinated in Ceylon; 20,149 in the Presidency of Fort William; and 22,478 in that of Bombay.

London Vaccine Institution.---The Governors and Members of this Institution met at the City of London Tavern, for the purpose of receiving the annual report.

Dr. Walker read the report. It stated that the benefits of vaccination were diffused to the iuhabitants of every land, but in this metropolis the small-pox still lurked amongst the ignorant and prejudiced part of the population-774 persons fell victims to the dreadful disease in the course of the last year within the bills of mortality, and the deaths of many are not included in those annual registers of departure from life. The managers continued to watch the departure of vessels to foreign nations as well as to all the British colonies, and continued to afford supplies of the vacoine ichor for protecting the colonies from the small-pox. Doctor Walker read extracts from several medical men in other countries, descriptive of the Dever-failing efficacy of vaccination, who stated that for many years they were in the habit of testing the efficacy of the vaccine.virus by exposing their patients to the variolous matter, and in no case was the small-pox communicated to the constitution.

The report was then unanimously approved, and adopted.

The Chairman, in proposing the thanks to Dr. Walker, complimented the venerable Doctor upon his perseverance, zeal, and skill, and observed that the system had immensely benefitted by bis exertions.

Thanks were then voted to the President, Vice-Presidents, and Managers of the Institution; and the meeting separated. -St. Janies's Chronicle.

Caution to Persons keeping Carts.--Within the last fortnight,

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