(See 1273.)

2993. Catnip is a warm herb, of a diaphoretic or sweating nature.

2994. Pennyroyal is much the same, only more powerful. It retains a very powerful pungent oil.

2995. Spearmint is pungert and hot but of an astringent nature.

2996. Calamint is much the same but not so strong.

2997. Hoarhound is very strengthening to the lungs, and is somewhat of a pectoral. It is excellent in a cough, or stoppage in the stomach.

2998. Everlasting, or Indian Posey, is a very balsamic herb - healing and cooling, and excellent in salves or ointments.

2999. Johnswort is much the same.

3000. Pea Balm is a cooling and sweating herb, and is good in fevers and inflammations.

3001. Chamomile is a great restorative to the lungs, and promotes perspiration. It is good in salves and oiut-ments to take away swellings.

3002. Mayweed is of a pectoral nature, and is good for a pain in the side.

3003. Garden Coltsfoot is a great restorative to the lungs, and is good in syrups for coughs.

3004. Melilot is good in salves and ointments for swellings and inflammations. It is mollifying and cooling.

3005. Sage is the greatest restorative to human nature of any herb that grows. Parsley is very cooling and softening.

3006. Bloodroot is a very powerful emetic or purge; steeped in spirits, it will serve for an emetic; and boiled in fair water, it serves as a purge.

3007. Mandrake root is an excellent physic, dried and pounded.

3008. Cumfrcy and Spikenard are so well known that they need no describing. Wild Jenton is a strong purge, boiled.

3009. Elecampane is good in coughs, yet it is an astringent.

3010. Cranesbill is an astringent, and excellent in cankers.

3011 Whiteroot is of a physical nature, and is good to remove wind pent in the stomach, or part of the bowels.

3012. Sassafras root is good for the blood - likewise Sarsaparilla, Horse Radish, Burdock roots, Elder roots, Hop roots, and Wild Coltsfoot, are good as pectorals.

3013. White and Yellow Pond Lily roots, the same.

3014. Winter's Bark. This is the product of one of the largest trees on Terra del Fuego. It is good in dropsy and scurvy. (See 1714.) ART OF CONVERSATION. (See 864.)

3015. The art of conversation, so essential to every one who wishes to mingle in society, can only be perfected by frequent intercourse with the polite yet great assistance may be derived by an intelligent person from the observations below, and no important blunders can possibly be made if the rules here given be attended to.

3016. Under favorable circumstances, and among persons who know how to train a conversation, there are few if any amusements more grateful to the human mind. Every one knows something which he is willing to tell. and which any other that he is in company with wishes to know, or which if known to him, would be accusing or useful.

3017. To be a skilful conversationist, one's eyes and ears should be busy; nothing should escape his observation. His memory should be a good one, and he should have a good-natured willingness to please and to be pleased.

3018. It follows that all matter of offence in conversation should be avoid ed. The self-love of others is to be respected. Therefore, no one is tolerated who makes himself the subject of his own commendation, nor who disre gards the feelings of those whom he addresses.

3019. There is as much demand for politeness and civility in conversation as in any other department of social intercourse. One who rudely interrupts another, does much the same thing as though he should, when walking with another, impertinently thrust himself before his companion, and stop his progress.

3020. It was one of the maxims of a French philosopher, that "in con versation, confidence has a greatei share than wit." The maxim is eyre neous, although it is true that a fashion able fool may attain to the small talk of which much of the conversation of society is composed, and his glib confi-dence may so far impose upon the superficial as to make this pa6s for wit: but it will not be received as such by that portion of society whose esteem is desirable. Good sense, sound and varied information, are as necessary as confidence to enable a man to converse well.