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SOL. MILLER, EDITOR AND PUBLISHER. 7d
THE -CONSTITUTION AND THE UNION.
TERMS $2.60 FEE ANNUM, IV ADTANCI. f
i r9l all
VOLUME VIII. NUMBER 20.J
WHITE CLOUD, KANSAS,- THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 17, 1864.
WHOLE NUMBER, 384. ;
mt 1$nttty.
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THlT II "IT WrUUI I5Ct TUB 6tU OT
OTKXBKB.
A SOW
'(ft, no, vrt nTf mntfen him,
Hii aim i nf ;
" K7Tijil Kp ' to speak
TUlocc fj-wifiar word.
U till of Lincoln, Fharidan,
ef? t rmB and of Grant;
pat, O, U-era ii aoothtr ntm
(lfwhieha'roMiccail't
Ha wii Tery oit yponj man,
A ad. procniiioff. you know;
Gal thf 1 ml3 ir,tl niiiULe.
AiJ fo"d it wouldn't jo.
Ob, bo, mt mtntioi him;
(In Bam i- ne? r heard,
Otnaarad to whom, Nio1eon
IHu rationed quite aiitnnl.
lit once w crt on Flratejy.
And kept in Anaconda;
Cat ban It Hed, b ti9j a liol
And buried it ot yonder. '
Aij by Chickal.ominyt
II wii a miflity Jlig&Ti
Tli Kii of FpeJei, a DrnMitrM,
And down upon tli nijjr.
(th, bo, wf nTer nf aliim hm,
lln nsn i nrvcr heard;
TVr mt t linit of rttiaonce
trfal that Iitll word,
r nm lr I,lir we trafal nmnd,
Tolaaub oor regret,
A,JkbiI, and iinile, and amile ;i
liwVrto furjet.
WitSttntntlon Fmnt,
!' rnt, and IVrtt-r. Uxi
J!ot airr ptk of I jttle ,
Of lilt! yon know wJwi.
i'liB, t navar tnantim liini.
Hit name la Barer heard;
lU'a koppad ih twif of polilia
JtutrMuiMitlta bird.
He tot Milacvd by rafiy mn,
trbo flopped him on tl back.
And did, w'II maka a IVtUant
Of no, Vv lott the kaack
iftlTinjlliat llllla word
I ranant jat it out;
And rat, wi oifd to ate hit Bants
Once throned all about.
Ok.nn, wp nrvrr ltintum him,
III name li nairr heard;
lle !ea1 and tinned, to lit it
Hie t"t bill hud.
In wide itMivioit'i dimmf X nock,
A litrjle mntk the plitra,
ItMirin ihi niujli rpitaph:
0,'Wiirt iir Pttrr.1
Vat, Rrst in Peace; ll no Tad kdlid
lli.lnrb the 1mm Ma brd
f iltt hr ftMiluli. nice yoon- mf.n
TIhi "copjred Copperhaid. .
Stltti Ml
THE OLD WAYSIDE INN.
"Sir. firiisp mu, but I vrxsh to put you
nn jour iuril. I bttlievo ive Iiavo fallen
i t ili-it of tliioven an I niimlercrs."
I bnd been hlnmbering uneasily for
ni-rly sti lionr, and IiAiljnt become thor-
';Wjr awatejifil, wlipn Mr. Leslie enter
l my loom i-nntioiirly, mvl addreshed
i" in this Mni;ular uinniicr.
1 linl lint day climuvd to fall in with
ti rMerly nilcmun, (.Mr. LIio by
"ir.) Hud his (Unbier UVrtiiide, an in
rreling yotiug lady of nearly eightivn,
wlatuitrinutM lay in tlm sama ilircc
linn, e weiB mutually agreed to nci'Oin
1'iny rath olhr.
We liail Ktoiicvl at (be roadside inn.
Our Hixomiiiinlaiiini was much muro ain
I''e lluti I had MiiipoaeJ poKoible, from
ilieniamal appearance oftbo dwelling;
nl, mmli to our hatislactinn, wo were
lamihheil witli (-cpnrnio rooms, lliougb
H in the lov ebamber at tba top of the
Iiuue.
TIlO apartment alotted tn mvanlf was
mull one, fninisbed with a handuomo
li, witu heavy irreon curtains, a light
k ad and a cnnplo of c lairs. Everything
in periect keeping ami good order,
oat the bed wa placed against the door,
g'Mtly to my astonishment.
"Y.iat have you discovered V I ask
i hwtily.
He gate me a soiled pioco of paper, on
"web were rudely inscribed these words:
., 'J,1 8&w three travellers coming over
m old road an hour ago. Probably they
"ill beat your houso pretty soon after
, ; atul yoa mnsl manage to -keep them
w-night. Don't try to settle them until
1 oe, which will be about midnight.
Tom Seyton."
. Veengged in a short, conversation as
,? he,?nr8'wehad better pursue; and
i .n,wilhont arriving at any conclusion,
le't the father and daughter alone for t
w moments, while I cautiously decended
""airs. Having gained the hall be-
' i6 trough a long, narrow pas-
8 I bad not before observed, and at
1.;??! l0 lb5 door of aD apartment, in
SmbS ar Woa,d"ba mnrderere, were
Well, Tom, how do yon proposo to
"f8 our guests above?"
''vu h?Te yoa di8P08e"1 of them ?"
., .' "J. I eave the old man and ihn oirl
fcUoTI roumL on the left' and that yng
.Sk the one at the right
lstt3.r?,!m y011 msd8 m convenient
'lea."
"'SIRifitt8 tb8 case-l don'1 flk
Xni ::d.k; ivery
mi mSt U at h,nd t0 nter the
.. when will all thUcomo off?"
'adl,XatllSJr'wiU 8le8P5nffnjo8t
It wanted just thirty minutes of the
hour appointed, and I hastenod'my steps
np stairs.
I visited niy own room first, where I
found that the convenient fixture I had
"heard spoken of below, was merely a
tqnoro holo in the wall, just opposite the
pillow, eufficiehtly large enough to insert
the barrel of a moderate sized 'pistol a
very easy way' to relievo a man of his
life. -"
Having made this discovery, I sought
Mr. Leslie and his daughter.
"I was about to propose," I said, "that
each one of us should keep his own apart
ment. If wemoet them together while
Seyton has his loaded pintol at hand, one
of us will be sure to get killed. On the
contrary, should I manufacture good
counterfeit, as I now propose, to ocenpy
my place for the time being in that rather
dangerous bed, and in this manner wasto
Soyton's shot and throw him off his gnard,
I am very sore I could gain the mastery
in a hand to-hand strngglo in a very few
tninntes, and then come to your assistance.
Doen my proposition suit you ?"
"Perfectly; and, luckily for your
Ncheine, I wear a wig; which may be of
coiiHiderable benefit to yon in making the
counterfeit of which yon have spoken.
Tako it; it in entirely at your disposal.,"
It took but a very fnw moments to fill
the wig sufficiently with the bad clothes,
and arrange it in a favorable position upon
the pillow, m frout of tho little opening.
Having.done this, I glanced at my watch
iu the moon-beams. It wanted five min
utes to twelve !
Tho silence was growing oppressive,
when at laht I haw the curtain movo aside
a little there was a moment' k silence, and
then a loud report, and I had resolution
enough to bend forward and ntter a low,
despairing moan, as the report died away.
In an instant the door was opened, and
lho man called Seyton came running in,
with his pixtol still in bis hand. With
out the faintest suspicion, he approached
the bed; but meanwhile, I had grasped a
long, heavy bar of hard wood, which, I
proi-ntne, by tho merest chance, happened
to bo hi auiling against tho wall, near by;
and when hi had arrived within a con
venirnt distance, I sprung upon him, and
with a sinlo well directed blow I laid
him sprawling, aud I judged insensible,
upon ihn floor. "
All ibis hud occupied but a moment,
and it was scarcely completed, when I
hennl thu report or another pistol in the
direction of the apartment occupied by
Mr. Leslie. Without htopping to assuro
mytclf further of the effect of the rather
revere knock 1 had given the fallen man,
I liatuned forward to tho ossiatanco of my
companion. Ho was engaged in a hand-to-hand
htrugglo with Jim, while our host
wa lyiiiK upou the floor, badly if hot
!uii;c'roti!y wounded.
Jim was making desperate efforts to
drawa knife from his belt, while Mr.
L'slio was nuing his utmost endeavors to
prevent it. lie was bravo and resolute,
but 1 could see his strength was failing
rapidly. I did not hesitate to put airrim
mediate stop to tho context, by again call
ing my club into requisition.
Having firmly f-ecured our host and
lho follow Jim with cords, and left Mr.
LoiJitJ in charge of his daughter. I return
ed to tho room where I had left Seyton.
He was jut recovering from the effects
of the blow I had given him, which, as
I had supposed, had rcndcred-.h'itn insen
.iblo for a time, and I was just in season
lo hind him before he hid recovered suf
ficiently to trouble us still further.
Now, all that temained for me to do
to render onr situation quite secure, was
to take from our hostess the power to
harm us in any way, and I at once start
ed below for this purpose.
I afterward learned that Mr. Leslie had
made his daughter promiso, after my de
parture, to remain qniotly in her own
apartment until she could venture forth,
and stationed himself near the door, with
the only pistol he ever carried, jn his
band. By some mistake, our host and
Jim did not attack him as soon as the
pistol was fired at my counterfeit by bey
ton, as was atfirst.iutended.-but waited a
moment. When they did present them
selvesj he bad fired at the one in advance,
who happened to be the host, and imme
diately grappled with the, other.
We remained, at the old inn the re
mainder of the night, ,and gave Informa
tion to the authorities in the morning.
A Bin. Straw. A vote was taken, one
day lastiweek, in the Sing Sing State's
prison, all the prisoners voting for "Lit
tle Mae," with the exception,bf one, who
said he was an alien. It was proved, on
inquiry, that be was a Jew, and would
vote for ze banker Belmont, because " he
would give ze most monisb.
In Algeria, an Arab husband fonrtesn
years old, has been sentenced to two
years imprisonment for killing bis wife,
aged seventeen, xno wuuwu wo u.6
ger and nsed to beat him, and so he cat
her throat. They bad beta married three
ysare.
Several of the commanders of the Fede
ral army are said' to have been 1we
The American civil war appears to be the
first in which the troops have bten.lfid to
action by, Attorney-Generals.
New. York is fnIr.thn ever of refer
gew-.ahd coward! Southerners., most
of them rebels, hot atitlfao .stomach, for
powder and ball. ,
Cotton haviBg abdicated, Iron is king:
but it is not a$5yeHottled whether in
plates or balls. 4
PkeHmttm
ALL TOE JlT.COtrHTBY.
i. "utru ate.'
Cite up Uttia Mae" for mj eooolrj,
Ay, IhpauaJs'ai worth; a. h!
Who fail lo march on with Uuir country,
Watt Loot il bow braro Umj may Iril
Oor Union a. ones it wail Neroi!
A Uller by fir ws dtoaml,
With frt.dom lor all acil for.rtr
Th panuanaat peaco of Ilia luJl
II. "rATT."
My "party" pn ap far my connlryl
Ay.l.ip from it. platform at la.t
Sow plouin- ilii;raea to it. country.
It ili.oiai it. own dead, is Iba put.
Haceorub to rebellion! No, nertr!
Too roach ha iu blood-traaion cost;
Oh, eraih it at once aail forerar.
Or all wa hol.l precioni it bill
III. " raocRcr."
"Democracy" yield for my country!
Ay. that which it oaly a name!
To the Democrat tree to his country,
The righti of mankind are the tame.
Cronch again to the whip-lordt! No, never!
The mod'iill., and wliite.traih, and !af ei.
Henceforth will be freemen forever.
Or hide their defeat in their gravel!
m i
"We go for Hie eonnlry, right or wrong!"
Bneh wai the "Democracy V war-cry and Ming,
When the country wa. wrong; bat now it ii right,
Tim "Democratt" will neither .lag fot't nor fi;lit.
A. aUlMrcpatalilo IHuBitrcli.
The King of Onds is a thorn ?nvthe
side of the British Government. in India.
A writer from Calcutta says of him:
"He is a very disreputable example of
tue reiireu monarcn. ills esiaiear, war
den Reach is in a disgraceful state, and
the other day some of bis dissipated fol
lowers sallied ont and made an attack up
two or three Europeans who happened to
stray into tba compound by mistake.
The place is a convenient centre of de
bauchery and licentiousness. The King
now owes abont a millions sterling, al
though for tan years past he hag been re
ceiving a revenue of j80,000 a year.
Dnring the whole of that period he has
never moved ontside the houso but on
two occasions, when be went, against his
inclination, to tho fort. He spends bis
money on the harem and rare birds, tbo
collection in each department being, it is
said, particularly largo and varied.
It ii a singular fact that the native
families increase largely when dethroned,
and decrease when reigning. Thns tho
King ot Oude, the Nawab Naziin, aud
Gholab Mahomed, fall pensioners and
semi-state prisoners,) have such multi
tudes of children' that the princes must,
necessarily, be paupers in a couplo of gen
erations except in the case of Gholab
Mahomed, who, thanks to- tho liberality of
the English Government, is heaping up
riches rapidly. Ou the other hand, all
reigning native houses whether Hindoo or
Mohammedan, are in perpetual danger of
extinction. If it were not for the principle
of adoption, which enables tbo princes to
appoint successors, all tbo native States
would lapse' to ns in the couxso of a cen
tury. This groat difference must have its
origin in some dark secret of the Renana.
No Mohammedan reigning prince has
more than ono son;- tho Niztni has no
children"
Soldiers' Rations. As all are now
soldiers, we publish for tho public benefit,
tho' following table, showing the army ra
tions as fixed by law. These rations aro
now issued to onr State militia in service:
Single rat'n. One day. Ten davs.
Beer, 1 lb. 4 oz. 12 lbs. 8 oz.
Pork. -12 o. 7 lbs. 8 oz.
Flour, lib. 2oz. 11 Ib. 4 oz.
Beans, 64-100 gills. 6 40-100 gills.
Rice. 'l 6-10 oz. 1 lb.
Coffee, 96-100 oz. 9 50-100 oz.
Sugar, 1 92-100 oz. 3 l-5.bz.
Vinegar,, 32-100 gills. 3 20-100 gills.
Cmdles, .24-100 oz. 240-100 oz.
Sop 64-100 oz. 6 40100 oa.
Salt, 16 100 gills. 1 60-100 gills.
Important Draft' ' Decision. It is
stated in a Washington Dispatch to the
New York Post, that the War Depart
ment has decided that n drafted man may
furnish. a substitute. after he has been ac
cepted, and is in camp. When tho sub
stitute is accepted, the Government will
discharge tho drafted man, and permit
him to return to his home. This requires
official confirmation.
The appointment of Admiral Fa'rragut
to the command of the North Atlantic
squadron; means bnsiness. Wilmington-
and Fort Darling are of, course the ob
jective points of tho new naval'campaign.
A rtnmna Ward lectured on the Mor
mons at Dodsworth'e Hall, New York,
Monday evsning, and' was witty in his
way, but so indecent that the audience
hissed him several times.
Whera'a the fire?" asked a Copper
head of a-maa who was ringing a. church.
bell in honor of a repent .Tictory.. "Jn
fmnt. flank and rear of tba enemy," waa
the ready reply.
Ann them nsDers report yellow fever
rao-in? at GharlestoB. It .was brought in
h vbl6ckede,rnnner.."lt's,also violent
at Wilmington and Kewbern. '
At a circua ia Philadelphia. the i, other.
afternoon1 the performance was' stopped
while the. funeral precession of a soldier
jiassed lay. ' -
rA negro boy was pnt upt auction by
his, mother ib Hudson.jC Y., recently,
for a TubrtftBiaia.boiigbt by ajawyer
for S1.000.
Ciraphlc KeWa'AccottBt orEarly'aj
StaMpedrv
THI LOtS IK AKTILUIBT ABJIITTED TO HIVE
. CBEX rlFTT-HTKH PIECES.,
-s-?- - .
Correspondence of the Richmond Enquirer.
JNewjMaeket. October 21.
Little I thought, Untlsys afro, whoa I
was writing about oar cavalry from this
identical'placs, to which I am now just
returned, that one of the greatest stam
pedes of this wsr, and a stampede of infan
try, too, had yet to take place. It is the
most singular affair that one can possibly
imagine; a whole day of glory and a few
minutes of shamo a splendid beginning
and a monstrous end. We swept pickets,
hillsides, aud breastworks, and formed our
lines within the breastworks and camps.
with seven pieces of artillery taken be
fore they could fire three rounds, and. a
rnnning foe before us. This clean sweep
was made by .Kershaw's division; and
that is the way wo began onr work.
Tho enemy tries to rally on the left, but
it is in vain; we push on, and now we
hear thi firing of other divisions on the
right, which come in for their share of it,
and gallantly too.
Over hills, stone fences, across broad
cleared fields and thick woods, the fight
ing goes on as regular, as steady, as if it
had jast begun, and still it is now three
o'clock; wo have driven the enemy four
miles, captured all the camps, with every
thing in them, spotted the ground with
their dead and wounded, sent to the rear
some 1,800 prisoners, captured eighteen
pieces of artillery, but the fighting still
goes on, although wo have stopped driv
ing the enemy, who is by this time push
ed back further than Middletown, on a
line extending from the left of it.
All this is very well, bnt pending this
time another work goes on that is far,
very far, from being quite as good. The
number of our men plundering in the
camps increase every hour. The provost
guard carries off a batch of them to the
front, bnt a large number oozes out from
tbo ground, which they soon cover like
ono of the seven plagues of Egypt the
locusts I should say. All these mon are
so confident that the enemy is whipped
that they only want to seenro their share
of the booty. But, alas 1 war is a game
that:two eau play at. The Yankees' bring
up a now line at about one hour and a
quarter before sundown; They push it to
the front, and our left division (Gordon's)
gives way. They givo way, yes, hut
that is nothing.. God bless them. The
best of men must give way sometimes;
but why don't they rally, for this is our
only trouble and misfortune on that ill-
fated 19th of October. But rally they
won't. See them go back unconcerned,
jtift as, if nothing was. the matter.
They do not reply anything to officers,
they just slip back with their mnskets
poised in their bands as if they wero de
ploying backward as skirmishers. In tho
meanwhile the Yankees lose no time. It
is now their turn to go onward. Ker
shaw's division now was struck; it gives
way, too, in its tarn, after having tried
hard to stand its ground. Nothing bet
ter, nothing better, nothing more noble,
as long" as it did fight; bnt now it has
given way like Gordon's, and, like Gor
don's, it won't rally. Onr artillery, in
general, did well. They tried to re-establish
the fight, and twice made a stand
at such points, too, where they might
have had'tbe vantage ground over the
Yankees; but there was no rally no ral
ly of a brigade, no rally of a regiment,
no rally of a company; the wholo army,
confuted in a nameless, shapeless mass of
men, going back, back, all the time. The
flood increases in depth as wo reach the
turnpike. Tho artillery, the ambulances,
and wagons, all rattlodown at first at a
decent rate, at a cool walk, a kind of
gentlemanly stampede; but" a fow. shells
that como bursting over our beads give
ns an additional speed. We are rnnning;
a turn of the road, a protection from the
shells, and we walk again. ,1 never saw
or dreamed of a more self-possessed crowd
ofskedaddlers; they were no more scared,
sir, ana no more asnsmea, man it tnero
had not been a particle of danger or dis
grace in their predicament. Finally, an
old rotten bridge gives way, there is a
desd lock, and artillery, wagons and am
bulances are there for the Yankees. They
need not strike a lick.lo have , them all
they have to do is to.eome down the 'road
where they are stack, and there they 'fere.
In that way -we lost thirty-nine of onr
own pieces, besides eighteen that we cap
tared, and God knows how many wagons
and ambulances., All those, trams might'
have been saved by a force or two hun
dred skirmitlwrs, bnt it could notjogot."
They werejired; thsy were played-out;
they had enough of it oar. mea I
It is impossible, at preseut, to give you
a fair estimate of oar 'losses in men.
Speaking in general, the loss is as small
as it can be. for a fight from sunrise to
sunset, although I know one regiment of
one division to nave lost twenty omcers.
We took a large number of prisoners and
secured them, whilst we mast have lost
very few, as we did' stampede so- timely
and finally; so we did, dear sir;- and to
say that we were whipped! by oar own
folly alone, is neither new aor consoling,
bnt it ls-trus.
A StbisUsq Sestese. Hoh. John
Wentwortb, in.a speech at Rock Island,
recently, said that "Judge Taney had
bepn cited before the bsr of God, to hear
his Dred ScoU:decision reverssdrand the
principles of immuUblo justice affirmed,
world without eBU.""" s "'
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x-ar ,-,-,.-- t.. -,-r..gr-r L ..' "... - - ... - .-.- r ,,,,1
efitl an"bf mms.
'IIow to llulld nn Ice-llonae.
Seeing an inqniry in regard to build
ing an ice-house, brought to mind tbo
fact of how' few avail themselves of the
greatest of all luxuries in hot weather,
which is ice. ( I will now give yoa a plan
of my ice-house, from which any ono can
build who can use a saw and hammer.
It has been built about ten years, and is
all sound yet, with the exception of the
boards on the inside, which will want to
be replaced once in about five or six
years.
Tbo size is eight by ten outside, and
six feet high. I took two-inch plank,
twelve inches wide, for sills and plates,
halved together at the corners. I nsed
studs on the inside, and boarded up and
down outside. The cracks should be
covered with battens, to prevent the Bir
striking tho ice. The rafters should be
five or six inch stuff, boarded on the in
side, and the spaoe filled with either saw
dust or refuse tan-bark, lhe insido should
be boarded tho other way, to within a
foot or so of tho plates, which should bo
left until tho space is filled. I place
poles or scantling in the bottom, and
cover with slabs, which will afford all
the drainage necessary. The door should
always be on lho north side. The cracks
in the north gable-ond should be left open
for the purpose of ventilation. I consid
er saw-dust the best to fill the sides with,
but tan-bark, tumor's shavings, chaff, or
straw, will do.
It is moro work to fill an ice-honso the
first yesr than it is ever after that. I
like snow the best of anything to pack
in always filling the cracks between the
cakes as solid as possible. I have taken
out snow the last of Summor, just as
fresh as when it was put in. The size of
this bouse may be objected to by some,
but mine holds enough for a large fami
ly, and also a dairy of twenty cows. I
don't believe any dairyman who has had
ice to use one year, wonld be without it
for ten times the cost.
One thing more about tbo house : it
should bo banked np at tho bottom, for
any circulation of air through tho ico,
will melt it as fast as water poured through
it. Cor. Me'ore's Rural Xew Yorker.
Prevention or Pitting In Small
Pox.
Wo believe that, by a very simple ap
plication, this desirable cud has been at
tained in the clinical wards in tba Royal
Infirmary of Edinburgh, Scotland. The
application consists of India-rubber in
Chloroform, which is painted over the
face, (and neck in women,) when the
eruption has becorao fully developed.
When the Chloroform has evaporated,
which it. readily does, there is left a thin,
elastic film of India-rubber over the face.
This the patient feels tb be rather com
fortable than otherwise, inasmuch as the
disagreeable itching, so generally com
plained of, is almost entirely removed ;
and, what is more important, "pitting,"
once so common, and even now far from
rare, is thoroughly prevented wherever
the solution has been applied. It may
be as well to state that India rubber is
far from being soluble ia Chloroform, so
that, in making the solution, the India
rubber must be cut in small pieces, and
Chloroform added till it is dissolved.
The medical gentleman who has intro
duced this treatment, has tried several
other substance;;, but tounrt nono so gen
erally nsefnl. For instance; gutta-percha
was tried. It has the advantage of being
very soluble in Chloroform, and would
have been a very admirable application,
but for the tendency it has to tear into
ribbons when the month is used, or even
when the features play. India-rubber,
on the other hand, is pliable and elastic,
allowing free use of the mouth, without
any danger (as a rule) of its tearing off.
If, however, from some csuse or other,
a portion is torn off, a fresh application
of the solution', by means of,a large hair
pencil, remedies the defect, and the mask
is once more complete: Several patients
who have had this india-rubber mask
applied, concur in stating that they found
it agreeable to wear, and their faces were
perfectly freo from " pitting," although
other parts of tbo body, such as thearms,
were covered. - J
Suii'LK Cure for Crodp. We find in
the Journal of Health the following sim
ple remedy for this dangerous disease.
Those who have passed .nights of agony
at the bedside of loved., children, will
treasure it ap as a valuable piece of in
formation:: , -, .
If a child is taken with rthe croup, ap
ply cold water ice water,, if 'possible'
suddenly and freely to the neck and chest
with a sponge. Soon as possible, let the
sufferer'arink. as much 'as it can; then
wipe it dry; cower it np warm, and ebon
a quiet slumber will relieve .the parent's
anxiety, and lead the heart, in thankfal
ness to the Power which- baa given to
the. pure, gaining ioaniain. Bucn meaicai
qualities.
A prominent physician- in Massachu
setts has discovered that a, ear prevent
ive of scarlet fever,.. is the simple wearing-
of a tarred atnng- around; the neck of the
person who has' been exposed t'otbedis
esss. Be cites cases of its happy effects.
It should be known that a small quan
tity of vinegar 'will generally 'destroy,
immediately; any , insect teat may find. Ats
way into, the stomach ; jaod, a little. Baled
oil will kUlanyiosect that may enter lb
the
ear.
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"HOW IS GOLD TO-DAY 1"
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There waa a time, when if wa met
A friend apoa the . treat,
.lie talked oa common theme. tbe war.
The cold, or elie the heat, ' '
And toek, an-inlereU la one, health;
That lime ha. paued away
New, no one asks a. how we do.
Dot, "How is gold to-day!"
These words pervade the atmosphere,
At weddings, fanerala, balls;
?fo matter where, upon yoar ear
The amioas question falls.
Yon go to see the girl yoa love,
To drive yonr cares away;
Yob kits, and then she sweetly sajs.
"Oh! hovr is gold to-day X"
If gold is up or gold 1. down,
What good for me to know!
Th.re is no jingle in my purse,
My funds are statu quo;
And so I hate the endless try,
And long to soar away
To lands of peace, where no one aski:
"Well, how is gold to-day!"
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From Mother Goose's Military llistorjr.
There was a young man or Antietam,
Who fought with the rebels, and beat 'em;
He pitied them so, he let them all go,
This obligiog young man ofAntietani.
1
Tjib Out-Tratblled Traveller. A
traveller came very late for his breakfast,
and the meal was hurriedly prepared.
Thompson, feeling that the food was
not np to the mark, quite, made all sorts
of apologies arouud the eater, who work
ed away in silence, never raising his head
above the affirmative influence of his fork,
or by any act acknowledging tba pres
ence of mine host. This sulky demeanor
rather vexed the landlord, who changed
the range of his battery, stack his thumbs
in his arm-holes, and said :
"Now, Mister, confound me if I hain't
made' all. the apologies necessary, and
more; too, considering the breakfast and
who gets it ; and I tell yon I have seen
a dirtier,. worsecooked, and a deal of a
sight smaller breskfast than this, several
times."
Tho weary,' hungry one laid down his
tools, swallowed the bite in transitu, and
modestly looking np at tho faming land
lord, exclaimed : .
" Is what you way, true ?"
"Yes. sir."
V Well, then, I'll be blamed if yoa
hain t ont-travelled me 1
Pot a Hole Tttrouoii'it. An officer
down in Georgia tells the following story:
One night, Gen. was .out on the
lino, and observed a light' on, the moun
tain opposite. Thinking it was a signal
light of the enemy, he remarked to his
artillery officer, that a hole could he ea
sily pat tbrongh it ; whereupon tho offi
cer, taming to the Corporal in charge of
the gun, said :
" Corporal, do you ate that light ?"
"re, sir."
" Put a hole through it," ordered the
Captain.
The Corporal sighted tho gnn, and
when. all was ready, he looked np and
said:
"Captain, that's the moon."
. "Don't care a d n; put a hole through
itl" '
Two lawyers in the city of Lowell, re
turning from Court, the other day, one
said to the other :
"I've a notion to join Rev. Mr. s
church : been debating the matter for
some time. What do yoa think of it ?"
" Wouldn't do it," said the other.
"Well, why??'
"Because, it would do yoa no possible
good, while it would bo a great injury to
the church P'
Two Parisians recently married, one a
beautiful, the other anvextremely fright
ful, woman. They -were discussing the
merits of their .wives.' Said the one who
espoused thajieauty, "Your wife is so
very .rigly !" " Ab, yes," .replied the
other, " if not externally beautiful, she is
beautiful within." Said the first, "Then,
"why don't yea tern her inside out ?"
" Have von- ground the tools all right.
as 1 told yoa this morning, when I went
away? " said a carpenter to a lad whom
be bad taken as an apprentice.
" All but tbe hand-saw," replied the
lad, proridly; "Icosldu'tget all tbo gaps
out of that!"
At a, recent railroad dinner, in compli
tpent to the legal fraternity, the toast was
given : " An honest lawyer,' the noblest
work of God ;" but an old farmer in the
back part of.tbe hill, rather spoiled -the
effect by' aiddihg,, in.a Iou3' voice, And
abdut.the scarcest:"
CoKUNDKCM BY AN JjSCAFKD LU3ATIC.
What is the difference between the
president's proclamation of freedom and
a hair-dye? - One emancipates the blacks,
and the other blacks the man's pate.
On his retura from India, Brown was
asked bow .he liked tiger banting. " It
is very good.sport.as long as yoa Bant
the tiger," be replied; "bat if hard press-
'v i " iZ v. . r-2 rt tt' a. a
ea, do BomeumM taxes n into nia neau
to hunt yon, and then it baa its draw
iNufcs!'- . ,-
r r,Wnen'I first married my wife," said
aTond htnbaad, "jVIoved nerao, l eoum
hsve eaten her and' no." ha west on.
with a. sJzb.-"-wMbrtcr Heaves I hadl"
w:u '"" ..-,.--- u. L.- -4
yrt lord;'', faid the foreman of,j
JWelch jrijry.twjbea .gmag w.tbeir yer-
I diet, "we trad urn mas iaai stoic iae
mate not guilty."
Jfjcrr ijjt, Jfarmtr. :j
Setwemattle Hints. - h ,.,'.,
We take' the following from tba Agri-.I
cnltnrist: , ' ' , . '
Hoos. Keop; clean, well bedded, and
ueucrcu, mupyij .liuuskta iuuu.ii uueeiew.
Litters of early pigs may now be provid
ed for, allowing for the sow to go about
four months with yenng.
Horses. See to it that the. stables ara ,
well ventilated and lighty-easily eloaned ,
out and warm. Blanket a horse when he
is standing ont of the stable, or when ha
first comes in, and at night; too 'much
blanketing is injurious.
Leaves furnish an excellent material for
manure. Collect all that yoa can.. They
answer for bedding, bat aro a good ab
sorbent of liquids.
Manures. Get, out much muck to ha'
exposed to the weather in winter, for nra
next year; collect everything that may ln-i
eresse tho supply in the hog pen, stables,,
barn yard, or compost heaps of manure. ,
Plowino. Fall plowing tells particu
larly on land which is not well draiqed,
and is late in drying in the spring,' alsoi
on foul land, and on heavy clays that ara
ameliorated by the frost.
Potatobs. Be sore that potatoes in
pits in the open ground have good venti
lation and drainage, bnt are well covered.
Those ia collars should be dry and coal,
bat not so cola as apples.
Poultry in warm, light, clean quarter
will, if the hens be well fed, seeare plenty
of eggs all winter. Feed freely, thoea dear
tincd for market. Prices ara usually tlw;
best jast before or after fthaholidayi
Scraps from beef and pork are' fattening,
are much relished, and induce laying.1'
Roots. Store in cool cellars" after
sweating, free them from dirt and 'tops
when put in. -. ;
Sheep. Provide comfortable sheds,;
give them a good range; if boused, free
ventilation and clean quarters, not crowd
ed. Each sheep should have ten or .fif
teen square feet of surface room, (equiv
alent to a space two and a half by J: four
feet, or three by five feet for each one);
not more than 100 or 150 should.be pour
fined in tho same room. Turn in the
back this month for April -lambs, bat.
they do belter if dropped in May, in cold
er localities.
Sdoar SoROHUtf. It bears'somo frost,
but ripens little after the leaves are rroien.
Such cane ferments rapidly, and mist ba
worked at once-.
Tobnifs and Carroti. Dig before tho
ground is liable to freeze, and store them
after sweating. '
Winter Grai. It is betterfor it to
have too much growth than 'too little;
Never feed off at this late season; Look
to the surface drains, thst water may not
stsnd in them, and that side hills ba aot
exposed to washing by overflowing.
Wood fob Fobl. Much good; fnel
may be collected from that which1 has
broken and blown down, dead trees,' etc.,
both in orchard and forest, as well as from
old fences, bridges, etc., which should ba
replaced with sound stuff. , 4 i ii
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Do Your Plowiso k thb 1Faix. No
matter what the crop to be grown, as 'a
general rule, it will pay to plow in5 the
Fall, for these important reasons : '?-'
1. It insures the destruction of. many
insects, by turning np their, bods to Aths
surface, and exposing them, to, tbe frosts
or Autumn and Winter.
2. It enables the soil, by the decompo
sition of otherwise valueless minerals, and
by tbe absorption of fertilising gases from
the air, to reinforeo itself for, the better
production of the crop to be grown.t
3. It leaves the land'in better, condi
tion, as a general thing, than Spring
plowing, which, after being done wbea
tbe soil is wet, readers a heavy and lum
py condition almost inevitable..,, "
4. It saves time, enabling tbe'fanner
to do his Spring workl'when -aodiaa'it
shonld be done, and thus ; ensuring better
returns for his labor. r , j ,-vyj.
This last reason has been illMlraiedby
tbe failure of many Whoat and colrrf crop's,
the past' season. By the lateness; f :tba
plowing, the planting was' delsyed.iBBtU
so late that the droatb'prmOteM.garnuj
nation. One or two weeks earlier plant
ing might have insured a fair "crop," and
prevented that irregular, spotted appear
ance, which now'nurk's'so many-fields
Land6. ssndy and dry, do not:Bgceasa -rily
require Fall-plowing. Indeed,"wbere
tbe soil is very 'light; end liable" to blow
offin drifts is the Winterr'.it would be
belter to plow iatbeSpriBg; , SBchlaada
constitute the iinly exception, howflTar.
Tiseanea atom Ml Vesaan Mtm
Whcbniin Farmer'.
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C50RQHUH JJLocm. A .Ueori
RMC
talks of a sample of sorghum Boar iWee
.(or bas'seea. which thb who bar. trie
it pronounce to be aa.admirabia .mbatjr
tnte for buckwheat. And it.assartaj
that it makes excsUsat boe-eake, sad m
likely to comeiato very- gaeahie if
prepared like wheat Boar3 byholtJBg.
"Five millioB bushels of sbrghnm.aeaoV.'
it aays, "has been raised ia Gfxirgia" ffia
present season. As a substitute for coflW,
do parched graiaW vageUblsordiB-rily
nsed as snbstitatss.as atiall equal tcr..sav-
ghnm seed. And what m rtill;ore.yal
aable toaknow, iitftpra'scaraty of
sugar, a svmalltqaa'mity -tse-eyrBp
boikJd.with.grooBdBesd mAektke
sahstitnte vsry plesAt,aajt;BaMa,J
Corn-cobs are good for 'cattle too
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