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KANSAS NEWS.
Gaylord wants more carpenters.
Hanover City contains 977 inhabitants.
Greenleaf is one short of 900 souls all
told.
Whooping congh is prevalent amcnr
the children of Marion.
Paradise flats is the name give-
level plateau in Books county.
m to a
The old settlers of Ellsw
will hold a reunion Augup h county
Mortality exists to a -20th.
tent among the infar considerable ex-
. ., uts of Caldwell.
During the uk
receipts of the -nth of June the cash
DodceCitv- anta Fe freight office at
J3 . ' if ere $46,000.
Kortr '
ton h h Courier: The population of Nor
1b -as increased 50 per cent, since the
of January.
' Soren Peterson, a young Swede, was
" browned m the Blue river, opposite nan
over, Washington county, while bath
ing. Thomas County Cat: Plenty of rain in
Mav 2 inches, five for June and six for
July will not be a bad showing for Thom
as county.
An attempt was made the other eve
ning in Columbus, Cherokee county, to
burn the residence of a widow named
Cuebman. The reason why this was at
tempted is unknown.
Thomas County Cat: Commodore PayD
came to Colby with lung trouble, reduced
in flesh and feeling badly, and weighing
only 95 pounds. He has been here nearly
five months and has. gained his health
wonderfully, weighing at this time 137
pounds. Colby can be rated as a first
class sanitarium.
Lyman Stillson, a lad fourteen years
old, was playing with some other boys
in Gregg Bros.' elevator at Seneca, Neo
sho county, and jumped into & wheat
bin; a car was loading at the time and
young Stillson was caught in a spout and
suffocated under the moving wheat. The
dead body was recovered after two
hours.
Chetopa Advance: A few nights ago a
Bad accident occurred at the home of Mr
T.' J. Calvin. His little three year-old
daughter was lying on the floor asleep,
near a table on which stood a lamp. The
little boys, in playing around the table
accidentiallv knocked the lamp off, when
it exploded, setting fire to the little girl's J
clothing, and before the names could De
extinguished she was badly burned.
The Lawrence Plow company has made
an assignment for the benefit of its cred
itorsto Nathan Henshaw. The com
pany was organized in 1880, with a paid
up capital of $4,400. The hard timeB
and the depression in the value of real
estate and personal property, belonging
to the company, and its many losses in
the wholesale and retail trade have made
this step necessary. The liabilities are
about $30,000, and the available assets
not definitely known, though they are
said to be amply sufficient to pay all
just claims, and a fair percentage on the
capital stock if the business is properly
managed.
La Cygne Journal: A colored boy
aged 15 or 16, living at Lane, this coun
ty, waB bothered by mosquitoes at night,
and con co ted a scheme to get rid of them
so he could sleep. He built a small fire
under his "bunk," thinking the smoke
would orive away the mosquitoes. After
building the fire, he wrapped himself up
in the sneet and prepared to sleep. By
some means his red caught fire, and the
boy being so tight woundup in the sheet,
could not extricate himself, ' and, al
though his cries brought help, his bed
and clothing even the shirt on his back
were consumed and the boy so badly
burned that he will die.
Caldwell Journal: The bridge contrac
tor who has the contract for putting in
the twenty-two small bridges between
here and Fort Reno, on the military road,
is at work on several of them now. The
timbers for the Pole Cat, Cottonwood
and Wild Horse creek bridges went down
last week. They will all be completed
in the next sixtv days. It will take from
$50,000 to $100,000 to complete the sys
tem, which amount will be asked for
from congress the coming winter. It is
very probable that it will be granted
now, since the war department has charge
of the Cheyenne and Arapahoe Indians
and their agency.
Osage City Free Press: David Griffith,
the twelve year old son of a well known
Panteg farmer came to his death
the other day in this way:
He and a comrade were loading some
things into a wagon out of a house that
had been occupied by work hands during
corn plowing time. The first thing put
in was a loaded shot gun. It was laid
on the bottom of the wagon. The hind
end gate was out of the wagon. The un
fortunate young man next threw an ax
into the wagon. The ax struck the
hammer of the gun which went off send-
ing the load of shot into and through the
boy's stomach. An effort was made to
carry him home, but he was taken into
a neighbor's house and died at about the
hour above named.
Fort Scott Herald: The other day Her
man Shaffer, a lad of ten years, Bon of
John Shaffer, attempted to light a fire in
the stove with coal oil. The result was
n explosion, scattering the burning oil
all over the poor little fellow, setting fire
to his clothes and burning his flesh in
many places to a criBp, hie left arm be
ing cooked clear to the bone. After the
explosion the little hero crawled to the
kitchen door calling for help. His cries
attracted the attention of William Dex
ter, who seeing the burning boy, dashed
a bucket of water on him, extinguishing
the flames, and tore from his body the
clothes that still hugged his quivering
flesh. The can containing the oil was
completely demolished, not a piece of it
but was separated from its fellow. His
recovery is doubtful, nd he now lies in
tne most terrible agony.
The examination before United States
Commissioner L. P. Webb, at WinfiVd,
of Dr. J. S.Crabtree, assistant postmaster
at New Salem, charged with burning the
Salem postoffice building, fixtures,letters,
etc, closed with an acquital. The prose
cution was shown to be prompted by
professional jealousy. Dr. Downs was
the prosecuting witness. That the fire
was incendiary is evident, but just who
set it can't be fastened in the eyes of the
law, only in the minds of the people.
Dr. Crabtree showed himself to be with
out a stain. The case was one of inter
est, and ably conducted. United States
District Attorney W. C. Perry conducted
the prosecution, and Senator F. S. Jen
nings the defense. Postoffice Inspector
if.; SViwaH nd Ttanntv United ftta.fi
Marshal O. B. Kick assisted in the case, stone." Gentismen,"said another,athat
Sympathy was largely with Crabtree is aU right, but when ahog gets the chol
ftimttifirst. era right bad hs is never any good after."
ylOCK SQUIBS.
Shorth
rinrt tv
jrn men complain that Ma-
their &
farmers do not patronize
Mies.
.Republic City News: Ten cars of hogs
vava okirvnAs? frnm tVllS Til COO If! fit WC6K,
I nlU OUSJt,U. JAVA UV ivv - - -
- the property of Henry Laird.
RonnMin f!iHr ATrjr Mr. Ball. 01
Union township, lost twenty-Eeven hogs
from the effect of heat, one day last
week.
The state fair board has chosen a good
man an cnnArintendent of the Cattle de-
uaitment. Colonel C. S. Eichholtz, of
Wichita.
During one month an enterprising
live stock man of Marion shipped 1,293
fat hogs, the weight of which aggrega
ted 322,250 pounds.
Hog cholera is causing a great loss to
the stock-raisers of Buffalo township,
Jewell county. Every effort is being
made to stop the spread of the disease.
Atwood Citizen: Mr. Tindell lost about
160 sheep on Monday last, from using
Cooper's sheep dip. John E. Hayes lost
about a dozen from the same cause at
Atwood.
Larned Optic. It is said that scarcity
of water is one chief cause of tough
beef. Animals fattened in summer on
succulent food are more tender than
those of the same age and character fat
tened in winter.
Lawrence Herald: J. E. Deming, of
Marion township, was obliged tokill a
valuable horse of his a few days ago on
account of manifest symptoms of its hav
ing been bitten by a rabid dog. The
horse was valued at $300.
Peabody Graphic: Dr. Ensign, of
Newton, always a capital judge of Short
horns, bought an Arabella cow weighing
1,780 pounds, at the stock sale, for $125.
We are told the owner expects to rea
lize $400 on her. She was a beauty.
McPherson Freeman: John W. Yow
ell recently purchased a coup of thor
oughbred Clydsdale mares and one colt
irom uarnn jsros. oi isewion. xne price
for the three was $3,300. Mr. Yowell
has also a pair of Poland China record
hogs.
Caldwell Journal: Mr. Sam Glasgow
has branded and turned into pasture
1,000 head of Panhandle yearlings to
hold until thev make 1.500 nound beef
steers out of themselves. He sold out
his Texas ranch last fall, and will now
try a B. I. T. winter for luck.
Larned Optic: Mr. T. G. Payne, the
auctioneer, sold about thirty-five head
of mixed cattle under the hammer on
the street last Saturday at prices that
ranged from $25 to $35 per head. Last
year the eame cattle would have sold
for from $35 to $50, but the above prices
are considered good for this year.
Abilene Gazette: The first shipment
Holstein cattle ever brought to this citj
arrived last week. There are eighteei
head, and the property of J. H. Barton,
o Williams county, Ohio, whohaspui
chased a ranch thirteen miles south of
the city. He will devote his attention
exclusively to the above named breed,
and has no doubt of his success in so do
ing. Emporia News: T. W. Kitchen has a
wonderful red Irish setter. A few days
ago he disappeared one afternoon from
Emporia. The next morning he turned
up at Canton, McPherson county, the
dog's old home,90 miles west of this city.
When that dog makes up his mind to
visit old associates he does not stand on
the idea of his going, but simply goes for
all there is in him.
Peabody Graphic: We have been fa
vored with an examination of the
American Shorthorn herd book just
published. It is a magnificent book.
We are exceedingly pleased to see the
hundreds of high bred cattle that are
registered from Kansas, many of them
from our own county Marion and
some from the region of Peabodv. All
success, we say, to Peabody breeders;
they greatly honor our part of. the state
abroad.
Junction City Union: Charley Murphy
tells us that in a rise of the Smoky Hill a
few weeks ago fully four hundred dead
hogs floated by his place. It seems to
us that farmers living along a stream
ought to be mutually interested in sup
pressing this outrage. There iB an un
usual and general fatality among hogs all
through this region, and especially so on
bottom farms, and who knows but that
this praitice is responsible for the whole
of it. Murphy burned his dead hogs,
and' he is getting out of patience with a
class of farmers who load the streams
with carcasses spreading disease along
their whole length. Han example was
made of a few it might call the attention
of all the heinousness of this offense.
John Carson, Winchester, is building
up quite a breeding establishment in
Jeflerson 'xiunty. The "Valley Falls New
Era sayp. "A visit to his stables con
vinced us that he owns one of the best
herds of Clydesdale and Norman horses
in Kansas. Many of them were import
ed direct from Europe by Mr. Carson
himself, who made a trip across the!
ocean only a short time ago for that pur
pose. He loves good stock, and will
keep no other if he can help it. His
stallions have been a source of vast
income to him the present season, and
the colts from his horses always give the
best of satisfaction and command admi
ration and high prices wherever put on
tne market, and are a source of consid
erable income from the premiums they
command at fairs and general exhibi
tions of such stock.
Wichita Eagle: "How are your hogs?"
said one farmer to .another at the poet
office yesterday. "Well, I had some sick
and I took them away from the water
and mud and since then they are all
right. Some say that a hog is all right,
rolling in water and mud, but it is a mis
take. Now there is Howard, who has
his hogs on the creek and about twenty
have died." "Yes," said another, who
came up and ioined in the conversation,
"hogs must be kept away from the
creeks." "All the hogs along the Cow
skin are sick," said another. "Martison's
took it first and several died and from
his it has spread all along the creek."
"Every man has his own cure for hogs,''
said another. "Now, I took calomel and
mixed it in a mash of chop stuff and gave
it to the sick hogs and they were all
right next day. Some little pigs that had
turned up their toesand were apparently
dead, were restored by my son pour
ing a solution of calomel down their
throats. Some tunes 1 feed them blue
KANSAS FAJtmjro.
Noteworthy Incidents Among The Farmers
of The State.
The millet crop in Ellsworth county
will be immense.
Oats in Jackson county are not yield
ing as well as was expected.
The tobacco worm is destroying the
foliaee of trees in Nickerson.
Buttermilk is twenty-five cents a bar
rel at the Gaylord creamery.
The potato crop this year will simply
be immense in Cloud county.
Ellsworth county has about 360,000
acres of land under cultivation.
Ellsworth county will raise at least
8,000,000 bushels of corn this year.
Flax cutting is in full blast in Jackson
county, and the Russian variety is very
fine.
In Allen county, a farmer has a field
of Japanese broom corn that matured in
seventy days.
The finest prospect ever known is re
ported for late corn in the Caney river
vaiiey m Montgomery county.
Centralia Journal: Jonn Griffith has
140 acres of flax which he thinks will
average over ten bushel to the acre.
In Jackson county wheat is an entire
failure. Oats about twenty-five bushels
to the acre, ccrn never looked better.
Humboldt Union: Hay making
commenced in good season. Hay
unusually good this season, and a large
crop will be harvested.
Peabody Gazette: The wheat crop is low
this year, but the oat crop looms up
handsomely sixty, Beventy, and even
eighty bushels per acre.
Howard Dtmocrat: Judge Welty
brought on yesterday the first load of
timothy hay ever sold in Elk county. It
was raised by James Oliver.
We are having good rains as we need
them, and the result will be that the
corn will be almost as large asrain as any
previous crop ever raised in the coun
ty. Millet five and a half feet in height is
a crop in Ford county this year. It is be
ing quite extensively cultivated in the
western part of the state just at pre
ent. KANSAS CHURCHES.
Items c f Interest Concerning Them.
The addition to the Presbyterian
church of El Dorado, has been completed.
Work has been commenced on the
new Methodist church at Keroma,
Hodgman county.
The Methodists of Nickerson, Reno
county, are raising a subscription to clear
their property of debt.
Winfield Courier: The Methodists
have finished the refurnishing of the in
terior of their church building.
Lawrence Herald-Tribune: Seventy
five persons are reported to have joined
the M. E. church during the recent camp
meeting at Bismarck grove.
Atchison Patriot: The ladies of the
Seventh street Baptist church are col
lecting funds with which to improve and
beautify the church building.
Thomas County Cat: Lots for three
churches have been donated by the town
company, to the Congregationalists, Ger
man Lutherans and Methodists.
Lawrence Herald: Another person
was baptised at the First Baptist church
last week, and quite a number of new
members were accepted by transfer.
At the dedication of the new Lutheran
church at Waterville, Marshall county,
the other day $700 was raised in cash
or enough to clear the the church of all
its indebtedness.
The new Catholic church rt Olpe,
Lyon county, was formally dedicated
Thursdav, August 6. Rev: Father Meier
officiated, with the assistance of several
priests from abroad.
El Dorado Times: A state meeting of
tne ministers of the Uhnstian church is
announced to be held here beginning
October 6th. There will be two hundred
ministers in attendance.
Independence Tribune: The ministers
of our city have decided to be more
active in the temperance cause, and will
hereafter hold union temperance service
on the second Sabbath evening in each
month.
Father Hagan, of Osage Mission, while
wi shing his horse in the Neosho river at
the bridge half a mile below town was
drowned. His body was recovered. He
had charge of the Catholic church and
convent there.
Garfield (Pawnee county) Letter: The
members of the Swedish church of this
city are making an effort to secure a pas
tor. They expect to have arrangements
perfected so as to hold regular services
in about two weeks.
Lawrence Herald: The temperance
tabernacle at Eudora, which was erected
during the temperance agitation a few
years ago, has recently been sold to the
Methodist Episcopal church' and will be
re-modeled and put in proper condition
to be used as a house of worship.
Fort Scott Herald: A colored clergy
man saw a member of his congregation
sleeping during the sermon, and imme
diately digressed into the following epi
sode: "You remember when Paul was
preaching in the temple a damsel was
asleep on the fourth story, and she fell
down, smashing all to smashers, and of
the pieces they took up twelve baskets
full, and whose wife will Bhe be in de
esurrection?"
TEC TENDER BEX
Items of Interest pertaining to them.
Oberlin Eye: A lady near Mr. Ray
mond's has 3,000 heads of fine growing
abbage.
One of the most successful .institutes
in the state is that of Neosho county,
conducted by Miss Hoxie.
A young looking woman left a twe
months old baby at a hotel in Asherville,
Mitchell county, and deserted it.
The wife of a prominent citizen of
Wichita was attacked on the streets, and
but for timely assistance would have
been robbed or outraged.
Holton Signal: Last week the people
o Vjor town were startled by the repor
that Dr. A. & Hatch had eloped with hi
hired girl, Christina Thompson. One
morning Dr. Hatch started for Sabetha,
telling his wife that he would not return
until Sunday. He has not been seen
since the day of his departure. Several
letters from the runaway couple have
been received by their relatives, telling
them that an attempt to find them
would prove unsuccessful, and advising
them not to spend money unnecessarily
in an attempt to bring them back, and
that they would never return to Whiting
if found. Before leaving Hatch settled
all his business affairs, paid his bills and
deeded all his real estate to Mrs. Hatch
and her two children. As to his motive
for leaving, all is in the dark. It was gen
erally known that Hatch was a firm be
liever in free love, and it is thought by
some, that crazed by studying over this,
his favorite theme, he forsook his family
in a fit of insanity; but the majority of
the people believe that it was his "pure
cussedness" which provoked him to com
mit the act Mrs. Hatch is very low and
at one time her life was despaired of,
caused by her grief over her husband's
strange actions. The two families who
have thus lost one of their numbers have
the sympathy of the entire community.
NOTABLE SAYINGS.
A Few Quotations irom Grants Speeches.
Addresses, Letters, Etc.
The only eyes a general can trust are
his own.
I do not beiieve in luck in war any
more than in luck in business.
A geneial who will never take a
chance in a battle' will never fight one.
I propose to fight it out on this line if
it takesall summer. In the wilderness,
May 11, 1864.
I would deal with nations as equitable
law requires individuals to treat with
each other.
This is a republic where the will of
the people is the law of the land. I beg
that their voice may be heard. Letter
to President Johnson, 1865.
The humblest soldier who carried a
musket is entitled to as much credit for
the results of the war as those who were
in command. Speech at Hamburg,
1878.
With a people as honest and as proud
as the Americans and with so much com
mon sense it is always a mistake to do a
thing not entirely eight for the sake of
expediency.
Although a soldier by education and
profession I have never felt any sort of
fondness for war, and I have never ad
vocated it except as a means of piece.
Speech in London, 1877.
No theory of my own will ever stand
in the was of my execu tin g,in good faith,
any order I may receive from those in
authority over me. Letter to Secretary
Chase, July 1863.
The stability of this government and
the unity of this nation depend solely on
the cordial support and the earnest loy
alty of the people. Address to loyal
citizens of Memphis, August, 1865.
If our country could be saved or ruined
by the efforts of one man we should not
have a country, and we should not now
be celebrating our Fourth of July.
Speech at Hamburg, 1868.
There had to be an end to slavery.
Then we were fighting an enemy with
whom we could not make a peace. We
had to destroy him. No convention, no
treaty, was possible, only destruction.
Peace and universal prosperity, its se
quence, with economy of administration,
will lighten the burden of taxation,while
it certainly reduces the national debt.
Let us have peace. Letter accepting
nomination, 1868.
We are a republic whereof one man is
as good as another before the law. Under
such a form of government it is of the
greatest importance that all should be
possessed of education and intelligence
enough to cast a vote with a right under
standing of its meaning. Annual mes
sage, 1871.
To protect the national honor every
dollar of the government indebtedness
should be paid in gold, unless otherwise
specially stipulated in the contract. Let
it be understood that no repudiation of
one farthing of our public debt will be
trusted in places. Inaugural address,
1869.
I feel no inclination to retaliate for
the offenses of irresponsiable persons,
but if it is the policy of any general en
trusted with the command of troops
to show no quarter or to punish with
death prisoners taken in battle, I will
accept the issue. Letter to Confeder
ate GenfSuckner, 1863.
The truth is, I am more of a farmer
than a soldier. I take little or no in
terest in military affairs, and although I
entered the army thirty-five years ago,
and have been in two wars, in Mexico
as a young lieutenant, and later, I never
went into the army without regret and
never returned without pleasure,
I shall on all subjects have a policy to
recommend, none to enforce against the
will of the people. Laws are to govern
all alike those opposed to as well as
those in favor of them. I know no
method to secure the repeal of bad or
obnoxious laws so. effectual as their strict
execution. Innaugural address, 1869.
I am not one of those who cry out
against the republic and charge it with
being ungrateful. I am sure that an re
gards the American people as a nation
and as individuals, I have every reason
under the sun, if any person really has,
to be satisfied with their treatment of
me. Speech in New York, 1880,
When I was in the army Iliad a phys
io ue that could stand any thine. Wheth
er on the ground or in a tent, whether I
slept one hour or ten in me iwency-iour,
whether I had one meal or three or
none, made no difference. I could lie
down and sleep in the rain without
caring. But I was many years younger
and I could not hope to do that now.
The president of the chamber of com
merce in his remarks has alluded to the
personal friendship existing between the
two nations. I will not say the two
peoples, because we are one people; but
wa are two nations having a common
destiny, and that destiny will be bril
liant in proportion to the friendship and
co-operation of the brethren on the two
sides of toe water. Speech at Newcas
tle. Let us all labor to add all needful guar
antees for the more perfect secusity of
free,thought, free speech and freerees,
pure morals, unfettered religious senti
ments and of equal rights and privileges
to all men. irrespective or nationality,
color or religion. Encourage tte schools
and resolve that not one dollar of mon- j
ey appiopriated " to their support, no
matter how raised, shall beappropria
to the support of any sectarian school.
Address at the reunion of army of the
Tennessee, 1875.
TTnsr
C. W. F.
DEALER IN
Stoves and Tin Ware, Wood and Iron Pomps, I X L Feed Mill,
Corn Shelters, I X L Stalk Gutters, Horse Powers,
Tanks. Also Agent for the
OLD RELIABLE HALLIDAY STANDARD,
TWENTY-NINE YEARS IN USE.
All wanting to purotiase Windmills will do well to call at my Shop, opposite Post
office in Wa-Keeneyj and get catalogue of prices before purchasing;.
REFERENCES-lp. O. XusirorUi. 8, T. BarUett, 8. P. BarUett, B, Hacker, JLC. Frisk
W. 8. Mead, Thomas Caddick, of Wa-Keensy; Samuel Bowzsan, two Bills; Thomas Moot, aaia
16-foot geared mill for Thomas Hindman. of Gralofleld, and George B. Henn and Joan Colli,-)
Graham county. Tne above list is a part of tha mills I have sold and put np in the last year. I alss
manufacture and repair all kinds oi tinware and fit np pumps and gas and water ptpe.
Victory has crowned your valor and
secured the purpose of your patriotic
hearts, and with the gratitude of your
countrymen and the highest honors a
great and free nation can accord, you
will soon he permitted to return to your
homes and families conscious of having
discharged the highest duty of American
citizens. To achieve these glorious tri
umphs and secure to yourselver, your
fellow-countrymen and posterity the
blessings oi free institutions, tens of
thousands of gallant comrades have fall
en and sealed the priceless legacy with
their lives. The graves of these a grate
ful nation bedews with tears, honors
their memories, and will ever cherish
and support their stricken families. Ad
dress to the armies. June 2, 1865,
Don't fat In a Hurry.
A health journal says that people ought
to take three-quarters of an hour for din
aer. . This is well if there is enough din
ner to hold out so long. The penalty for
hurrying meals, as most people do, is a
grievous attack of dyspepsia. In such a
case you will have to resort to Brown's
Iron Bitters for cure, as did Mr. J. B.
Pinkston, Shortens Depot, Ala., who
writes, "I found relief in Brown's Iron
Bitters after years of suffering from dys
pepsia." JEFF DAVIS ON A SOUR APPLE TBKF.
How the Famous Sons; Had its Origin in the
Army.
Winchester Argus.
A few days ago we saw in the Leaven
worth Times a clipping from an eastern
paper giving the authorship of
We'll hang Jeff Davia on a sour app'e tree
to a Leavenworth boy. Knowing that
George A. Huron, now a prominent at
torney in Topeka, formerly probate
judge of this county, was the author, we
sent him the clipping and received the
following reply:
Topeka, Ksnsas, May 7, 1885. Lon W.
Robinson, Editor Argus Dear Sir. In
answer to yours of the 30th ult, inclos
ing clipping relating to the authorship o
the lines of the "John Brown Body"
song
We'll hang Jeff Davis, on a sour apple tree
as we go marcuing on.
I have to say that while I do not regard
the authorship as important to the world
as even that of "Beautiful Snow," yet,
ince you have asked me, I must contra
dict the statement that they originated
with a Leavenworth or any other news
boy. The verse was first sung by myself,
at the time a soldier in brave old Jimmy
Shields division in the Shenandoah val
ley, near New Market, Va., in the spring
of 1862. We were at the time pushing
"Stonewall Jackson" up the valley to
Harrisburg, had cheered the weariness
of an all-night march through rain and
mud singing "John Brown's Body" until
the words seemed as badly worn out as
the tired troops. Our brigade had halt
ed at the roadside and were hastily boil
ing coilee for their ecant breakfast, while
in the column still tramping by a tired
soldier here and there wearily continued
the refrain:
While his eouI goes marching on
When suddenly an old ditty I heard
when a boy about
A sick monkey on a sour apple tree
Came into my mind, and I remarked to
my chum, "let us give John Brown a
rest." He said, "how will you do it?" I
replied singing:
We'll hang Jeff Davis on a sour apple tree
When rapidly as sound could travel the
words were caught up, and in a few mo
ments ahield&'di vision was singing them.
The Graphic is not the firat to charac
terize the lines as "coarse and half-brutal,"
for, after his little episode in skirts,
while Jeff Davis and family were guests
of the nation at Fortress Monroe, I re
member to have Been a published copy
of a letter from Mrs. Davis, in win en she
complained bitterly of the brutality of
the Yankee soldiers, who had taught her
youngest child (I think she ' called him
"little Jeff") to "sing the coarse words,"
and said the little innocent never seem
ed so happy as when singing:
We'll hang Jeff Davis on a sour apple tree
in the neighborhood of his father's cell.
At this distance it is not surprising that
the line grates harshly on fastidious ears,
but then it was not constructed for use
in a drawing room. In fact, there was
no special thought in its 'construction; it
was one of those things which simply
drops into a niche and fits, and if the
thousands of soldiers who on the weary
march were invigorated by the impas
sioned words are not ashamed for hav
ing sung them neither am I ashamed
for having originated tbem. Tours truly,
G. A. Huron.
Disease of Fruit Trees.
Philadelphia Record.
Every tree and vine planted is sub
jected to diseases and the attacks of in
sects. If all the varieties of fruit trees
were diseased alike some remedy for
prevention could be devised that would
De Bwe ana Beryicaoie, uui. hub cumaie
and soil sometimes affect the conditions
and render the methods practiced by
fruit growers in one section unsucceef ul
in another, thus calling for different
management in different localities. The
peach, which formally flourished as well
in Pennsylvania and New York as is
Delaware, has proved unprofitable of
late years, owing to the yellows. The
borer has done great damage, but the
borer can be prevented if the trees are
carefully watched. It has been demon
strated that the yellows is the result of
exhaustion of the soil not that the soil
necessarily becomes sterile, but that the
elements essential to the healthy growth
of the tree and production of fruit have
not been supplied. As a proof ot this
fact it may be mentioned that in some
sections of New Jersey the fruit growers
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Has permanently located in Wa-Keeny.
Chronic -Diseases and Diseases ot
Women and Children Specialties.
Medicines all furnished. Ho Drug Store Bill
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J& I will also do all kinds of Dental Work at
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Resides in old school building, northeast comer
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are again giving their attention to peach
growing, as time has enabled the soil to
accttmnlate and store npthe elements
best adapted lor that purpose. The sac
cess of the Delaware peach growers is
due to their adoption ot all the advan
tages necesssry to success and the
avoidance of the mistakes committed
elsewhere.
Artificial fertilizers have dune much
to prevent diseases to fruit trees, as by
their use the growers can supply the
needed requirements in any form and
quantity desired of the essential ele
ments, which is not the case when re
liance is placed exclusively upon barn
yard manure, which, by its decomposi
tion in the soil, sometimes induces the
disease which it is sought to prevent.
The yellowd attacks peach trees in any
climate, but singles out those that are
impoverished and. of the feeble growth,
inuugn ic is coniagious wnen orougnt in
contact with healthy trees.
The blight is.the great enemy of the
pear tree. It has been found that the
disease attacks those trees toat have
been forced too rapidly in growth, and
that it will not do to heavily manure and
cultivate the trees before they begin to
bear, the best conditions being a light
grass crop in the orchard, assisted by
artificial fertilizers composed largely
of potash. Potash is also beneficial to
the peach, and in fact to all trees, in
creasing the amount of saccharine matter
although but little potash really enters
into the composition of the fruit. Dur
ing the period of fruiting ground bone
rvr siimvrnhrwnriato Visa TiTv.vorl Hanofi.
al, the strawberry being an example,
While it is essential that trees be kept
in a Bironjr, neauny, vigorous erowin.
more damage has been done by forcing
them than in any other manner. Ex
posing the surface soil to the heat of the
sun's rays in summer is detrimental, and
hence the value of a grass croo in ths
pear orchard, which shades the trees,
but such crop must be supplied with,
plant-food to prevent robbery of the or
chard. A cheap and excellent fertiliser
is made by composting mar, lime and
old sod, allowing the mass to reach a
fine condition before aDDlvin? to the or-
cnara, wmie stable manure, though, .
combining all the elftments nf nlanfrtfvl i ,-i
should never be used until thoroughly "2
decomposed, the fresh material beiaw flt
terial life detrimental to success.
The peach orchard is cultivated dif
ferently from the pear trees. It is now
claimed that the same culture given
corn answers for the peach, but nothiag
will avail to win success unless the trees
re5n&uynmtd d the borer pr
vented.There is no reason why the peach
should not flourish outside of Delaware
m its cultivation wcentiymNewJsrssx
demonstrates that man v ol the obataslssr
heretofore encountered are doe rather to ? K
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