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VOLUME VIII. NUMBER 34, J
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jgX XAHIIE OF ST. JOHH DE MATHAr
A ubesd or trajjg18 AKD Btt"
BT JOHN O. WHITTXIE.
A strong ,8 mlgnty Angel,
Calm, terrible, and bright;
Tbe cross, in blended red and M",
Coon bis mantle white!
Two csplises by him kneelin;,
Each on bis broken chain,
Saeg P' t0 G"1, wbo "i,,tl1
Tbe dead o li again!
Dropping bi crois-wrooght mantle,
.Weir this," lb Angel said;
Take lion, O, Freedom's priest, its sign
The while, the bloe, and red."
Then roie up John de Matha,
In the strength the Lord Cbriit jar.
And begged, through all tbe land of France,
The rsnsom of tbe slaye.
The gates of torrer and castle
Befrre him open flewj
The drawbridge "t coming fell.
The door-bolt backward drew.
Fcr iU mn owned bit errand.
And paid his righteous tea;
AJ the burn oflorJ and peaiant
Were in his hands as wax.
Jit lait,'oolbr.nd from Tnnis,
Hit bark ber anchor weigSed,
Freighted with ser-n-seore Chriitian souls,
Whole ramem Le bad paid.
Sot, tern bjr Tajnlm hatred,
riff iiili in tatteii hung:
And en the wild waes, rudderless,
A shattered balk ihe swung.
"Cod sue Ol!" cried the captain,
"For noa-bt can man avail:
Ob, woo betide the ship that lacks
Her rudder and ber sail !
"Behind 01 are tbe Moormen;
At kih. sink or ftraad:
There's death epon the water, ,
There's death opon the land!'1
Then op pLe John de Matba:
Gol's errand nerer fill !
Take Ibna the mat'e whirh I wear.
And make oT it a sail."
Titer raied the fro.n rifi;ht mantle,
The bine, tbe while, the red:
And s'riight before tbe wind off-shore 4
The ship of Freedom ped.
God help n" cried tbe veament
'For sain i mortal skill:
The good ship on a stormy sea
li drifting at In will."
Then rp spate John de Matha: '
Mr marine ri. never fear!
The I-ord lih. breitli 111. filled ber fail;
Mar well oar ressel steerV
So, on threegH stnrii and darkneis
They rimie for weary hncrs;
Ani lol the third -ray morning thone
f)a Oitia'ifiiendly I8rte?s. -
Aad on the alli, the walclien
The ihiporrKercr knew
They knew far efriu holy e'roM,
The red, the white, the bloe.
Aai the belli in all the iteepfef
Kic; out i ;Ia.l accof I,
Tt welcome home to Chriitian loll
Tin ramomed of the Lord.
Thai ram the! ancient legend.
By bard and painter told;
And In! tbe cycle ronndi again,
The new is as the old!
With mJn, four), broken.
And sails by traitor torn,
Onr Coonlry on a midnight sea
Ii waiting fof tie morn.
Before her, nameleis terror:
Behind, the piritefue;
The cloiji are black above her.
The sea is white below.
The hope of all who snffef,
The dread ofall who wrong!
She infls in darkneis and in itornl,
Ho long, (( Lorj. ,ow on.j
Bit cocrage, O, my mariners!
" shall not strfer wreck.
While op to Cod the freedman'a prayers
Are rising from jour deck.
'i not yoor sal I the banner
Which Cod hatb blest anew
The mantle that De Jtatha wore,
Tie red, the while, the blue
Tk whiuness or the moon-lit cload,
The bin ormornio.'e sky.
The breath of God I, in yonr s.il,
Toar redder is Ilii hand.
1 en, sail cu. deen.frei.htxi
With blesii,., ,nj ,4,1, ip,,, .
Tbe saint, of old. with shadowy hmda.
An pnllin. repe
I'plift the palm and. crown;
Before yt.onborn ages send
Their benedictions down.
Tile bean from John do Matha!
cd's errands r.,ru.i,
' WJP throogh storm and datkuu,
The thenar and the hail!
Siiloal The morning cometh.
iwrtye yet shall win;
Aid. II the b-.!U of Cod shall ,inr
" good ship brarely in!
.. the,, J- Ibt ,ehr,, ltM.M, ra.M,
Ik. drowsy olp.if:
BI' "" K"iJ', '' i m.y dream, '
lose. ,1... . ' i-r..wms
"-ws, , . r
lr.,ir: c.Ig! a Stbbath4,,,h,
fri,. 6r1-lel. fleeing- . '.
... " " bnib.
BT DAN D. QDILLE.
Oar Wtwlioe bachelors are altVars on
tbe qui vive, daring the last .months of
Summer and tbe first and second Fall
months, when the emigrant trains are
rolling io off tbe plains, with whole troops
The girls have all heard that Ihe chance
for getting hnsbahds are "awfal good in
Woshoe." They know thero.aro "sights"
of chances; so they begin primping short
ly after passing Independence Rock, and
by the. time tbey strike the waters of the
Carson, tbey are in a perfect atate of
. My friend Coni.rick wanted aiwife,
lie wanted a pieca of"nnsophisticated
calico Irom the States. '
tie talked much of when the trains
would arrive, and of pretty emigrant
He swore be would "gobble up one this
At last it was reported that a big train
was camped on the Carson, two miles be
Condrick mounted his mustang, and
depaited with alacrity.
The report proved true, and, what was
better, "women absolutely abounded,"
as Condrick afterwards informed me, in
bis enthusiastic way.
He rode among the tents and wagons,
ostensibly much concerned to know ex
actly the State, County and town from
which each family hailed, but in reali'y
taking notes of the fine points of all the
marriageable-looking females in the camp.
At last he struck one that suited him to
Long afterwards, he said to me, with
a great nigh, which ho tried to smother
nub a laugh, "Oh I sho was a clipper.
Trim as a gazelle; lithe as a willow ;
cheeks which, though suu-bro'vn'vl, show
ed a neacliv ruddiness; with eyes 1 ah 1
such great, brown, swimming eyes I
that drove your fonl down into youi
bunts, dragged your heart up into your
throat, and K'li von speechless and slaugh
ters.4.." To this gnmptuous female Condrick
His progrer.s wiis good.
At the r-lia.ie'i of evening Fettled down
upon vulley and hill, he and his charmer
took a Mroll.
As they walked along, the meandering
banks of the Carson, tho full face of the
moon roe up fiom behind tho eastern
hills. AH nature seemed tilled and quiv
ering with lnve.
Love danwd in the rays of moonlight
that glanced on tho stream; the willows
rustled their leaves to the passing breezes,
and so sweetly told the story of their love,
that even the reotless winds were fi,r
awhile enticed to linger, forgetful of their
journey; enamored nigut-nawiis were
skimming the love-laden air in voluptuous
circles, rays of languishing light glaming
in answciing flashes, from their lazy
wings; crickets, peeping from their boles
in neighboring hillocks, chirped to each
other in mellow, tremulous notes the ripe
aud pushing love of tlisir nrcharged
hearts; beetles, crazy with love, thundered
hoarsely their plaints of tbe tender pain
that racked their mailed bodies; and the
sweet huney-deiv of Heaven fell softly into
the heart-cup that each meek plant held
Tbe sympathetic hearts of tbe lovers
acknowledged the tender influences snr-
roundini; them, and share;! the sweet thrills
with which all nature quivered.
Slowly tbepair, in fond discourse, wan
What throbs of affection stirred Con
drick's heart 1
What fires of lora burned in Condrick's
As his charmer laaned trnstingly upon
his arm, Heaven seemed to descend and
rest on tbe lower and nearest hills.
As tbe murmur of a bee in a ros9, was
her voice to his soul. -
Seatine themselves on a grassy bank.
tbey gazed togother on the darkling ed
dies ol tbe gliding etreara.
In glowing colors, Condrict painted
for tbe fair being by his side, .a picture
of the wonderful wealth hidden within
the rocky vaults of the Whippoorwill
Charmed by his eloqnence, and absorb
ed ia the contemplation of the picture he
placed before ber, she forgot all else.iind
gradually her beautiful head drooped
drooped lower and lower ana nnauy
rested npon his bosom his manly chsst.
Great hoavens L a thrill Parted through
his frame, and so affected hip, that it was
onlv bv a tremulous effort that ha could
smother the volcano of emotions swelling
within his bosom. a
He felt a desire to bound to bis feet and
utter a wild whoop-!"
But Iw didn't. -5
.No; ha constrained; his emotion;,, he re
sisted, the, impulse.. 4! ,-1.4
Her head, was now.tatriy anu umb'j
nestled; npon his breast,, , "--'j
As' she, Jay gazing into .his .handsome
facehe'r parted, .tresses, of rich- brown,
fell back in affluent waves from her broad
forehead, uokjssed .hyf.tba un. ,and of
marble texture andiWhiteness fler great
i;:.i. .... iv.,t intrv hia..ad,he gazed
down into their unfathomable deptis,,tUl
all tbe past, 11 the future, Beemoa io cen
tra there. -
WHITE QLOUD, KANSAS, . THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 23, 1865.
Heaven came down'
lower on the" valley;
But this. could not always-last.'
felt that it could not. She seemed
Her great eyes closed wearily, and the
silken fringes of their curtains rested on
her cheek. -'
He was happy as she was, buthconld
not be as ho was forever. . - ?''.
She seemed to'haye the samo thoughts.
She 6ligluly raised her head. Its pres
sure on his chest vvas not eo great as
He was distressed. Would she rise ?
Was he about, to lose her ?
The thought was agony.
Him head grew dizzy. He felt himself
standing ona precipice.
lie was losing bis balance.
He was toppling over.
He gapped gasped out his tale of love.r
it was not a long one. , ,
But it was to'the'poinU'
She siglied sighed a long, long, .'tre
mendou's. convulsive sigh. J'; . . -j
But she said nothing.
In a murmuring tone, he asked her if
she hadn t some feelings of the same kind
She put her arm9 about his neck, and
hiding her sweet.face in his shirt front,
sobbed ont, in a. broken voice, that that
was what ailed her.
Heaven lot go all holds, and fell at his
Here followed several deep, searching,
Far the gratification of my lady read
ers, and that they mak know the exact
number and duration of these kisses, I
have put them all down. They were as
follow", the stars representing their num
ber, and the dashes the duration of each:
. It will be ob-
served that the last one was of immense
length. It has a tail to it like a comet.
I am not sure that it was not even longer
than I hsve represented. Condrick is not
even sure about it. He thinks about
here he was insensible for a time.j
After all these kisses, came an awkward
The sitnation, to bo sure was not an
But again my friend felt that it was
titn" for something more.
He had made the leap from one preci
pice ano'tber was before him.
-He was tottering to its brink.
Hp inni't speak of marriage.
How rtonld -he take that ?
She had acknowledged that she loved
This gave him cnntage.i . .
He gasped. and chokingly gulped out
the question in fear, and with bis eyes
She clasped him more tightly about
the neck, and sighed deeply. '
Poor Condrick ! all sorts of fears at
The very blood in bis heart seemed
He felt a drop of something moist fall
on his hand.
At first he thought her nosa'was bleed
ing. Ho held his hand aloft in the moon-
: Hghr. end on it beheld a glittering tear.
He felt better then.
His heart gave a gieat leap, and he
"Thank Heaven 1"
He was now much encouraged.
He again made inquiry as to her -love
She said then, inword. that she loved
him, "Oh, so. so much 1" which for a
time comforted him greatly. .
Condrick now began to urgo'immcdlate
She objected, but clung more closely to
him, and said
Condrick wanted to know if there was
any obstacle to their immediate union.
She kissed him, (
) and said there was a slight
He then tenderly kissed her, ( )
and asked if tbey could not be married in
She raised her great, swimming eyes to
his face, and gazed fondly npon him, but
Her' pouting lips were in tempting
proximity to his own.
He now repeated his question, when, in
an agonized voice, she cried ont
"Oh, dear ! I can't fell. I've, got a
phtbisicky old enss of a hnsband out in
one o' them wagons, and he's just spite
ful enough to live.a mouth yet."
Condrick is still a bachelor. .
He had a bad spell of something like
mountain fever, the,next day after-be-visited
the emigrant train at least he went
off into the mountains, and shunned man
kind and womankind for ab'oci two
But he is, all right' now.
The Richmond Sentinel, Davis" own
"The people of Richmond the great
ronltitnde are starving. .This is not a
ftinrish, bot'a JTxed fact,
results of treason.
' ouch are tbe
A cote'mporary says the- slaveholders
got. .np Jbe i rebellion to sustahv slavery,
and are now going to abolish slavery . to
Wastxd. A chap advertises.ia.the
N. T. Times for a loaa of fifty dollars to
go ob spree.
. . I ' aauaaaaus i 5
THE CONSTITUTION AND'THE UNION.
still lower and tJrtW . vr ' - rv v " . 'u .. ... ,. .
ex- : ;
-' . -
Thoy are nrnitering, tfctj are marching
Hark, bow their traaapting rolls 1 ,,
Tlej are comlng,-Osalg,oealngI
A hundred tkoni-rifoTSf'-' '
the granite hill,, the sea-iide.
In solid ranks like walls,
A thousand men to Uke the place
oferery man Uiat falls!
Eight on scroll the midnight,
Eight onward, stern and frond,
Their red.flagt shining as they come,
Like morniog on a cload.
Battalion on bittalIionr
The West Its bracery pours,
For the colors God's own hand hat itt
In tlie'ldcslies nt their doors!
In the troids arid In tbe'clearings,
'. Oortorera, brothers, sons,
.Onryonnj men and oar old men,.
Are sboaldering their guns.
. Tbey hare heard the bogle blowing
n-arJ the thunder oTthe drnm;
And irather than theeyecan see,
Tbey come, and come, aad comt!
Mr.,,jVasly IVailctU drill Cussch.
Saist3 Rest, (wbick.is in Stait)
nv Noo Gensey, Das. 33. J
Fve,hard from Savannah 1 I red uv
U. Fancy the feel ins uv a man who bad
bin fer weeks spectin 2 hesr nv Sher
man's hein entirely chawed up by the
undanted Suthern melishy.
Tho follerin impromptoo cuss and
walo (ekally mixt) refidX the stait uv
Heart sick, weary, alone, bnstid.
Gone up, flayed, skind, hnng ont.
Smashed, pulverized, shivered,- scat
Physikt, puked, bled, blistered.
Sich is Dimocrisy.
Alone I git, like Marions, among tbe
Alone I sit and cuss, and this is my
Cnsed bo Calhoon, for ho interdoost
us to that painted harlot, Stait Rights,
who seilonst us.
Cused be Peerse, who consented 2 the
Nehraki bill which busted us.
Cussed be Bookannon, who favored
Lecompton, which peeled us.
' Cusled bi Breckenridgo, who woodent
support' Duglis, and 'lected Lmkin, wich
giv our Cost Orfices 2 Abolishnists.
Qussed-be, tho Post Mast irs may fb'tJ
bekntn snideuly insaue. and wildly go
to trustia out postige stamps 2 Ditno
crats. 'Cnesed be Grant and Sheridan, and
Thomas, fer what they've dnn'for Di
Cussed bo them ez went into the ar
my Dimekrats, and cum out Ablisbnists.
(which is a oppydemic.)
. . Cussed be Vallandygum wich ' went a
practisin law, leeven me in the Dimoc
risy bizuis withont any cappytle to run
Cussed bo Sherman, fer he took At
lanta. And he marcht thro the Konfedrisy,
and respected not the feelins uv enny
body. His. path woz like Moses lit with pil
lars uv fire and smoke, only the fire and
smoke wnz behind him.
Hid path is a desert the voico uv the
Sbangby is heerd not in all the land.
And tbe peepel uv the South lift op
their voisis and weep beco2 their niggers
And he took Savannah .and cotton
enuff ,3 ihev satisfido Bookannon'a cab
bynet. And he turns his eyes towards Charles
lentnn, and is siriously thinkin nv Rich
mond. He starleth with three ekora Ihows
and be stoppeth with throe skore and
The wind hloweth where it listeth he
lieteth where he goetfa.
As the lode stone is to steel, soris his
steel to the Georgia nigger it draweth
Who will save ns from tbe fury of this
Sherman, who will deliver C3 from his
band ? . - -
Johnson he beet, Hood he fooled,
and liVheeler he flogged.
Lee wood do it, but he's hold in Grant
and can't let him go. '
So lis cavorts ez he wills, like a yeer
lin mule with a chestnut bur under iiie
Bitter in the month nv a Dimokrat
is quinine, bitterer is gall, bnt more bit
ter is Fedral victrys.
We have fed on victrys lately and our
Played out is Davis, and Dimocrisy
bez follcred soot.
Tho Dimocrisy is turning war men
they are bowen tbenea to.Linkin.
Vorhees will yet be a Brigydeer, and
Vallandyftum' will cry aloud fer a war
hv extermination, and Fern an dy Wood
will howl fer drafts.
. Fer-tho Jobn Brown's, body lies all
mouldy in the grave, his sole ia a, march
in pn." -
I aint' 'the 'rose nv Sharon, ner. the
lily nv the valley I'm the last nv tbe
Kopperbeds. . 3 " .. : -,
IAbilt my pollitikle bowse on .sand
it hrz fell, -and'I'ra under the rooins.
-Uv pollytiz I wash" my bandi, shake
its' dust orf my. few .remainiaj; garmf at.
Lait Pastor nv the Church nv the Noo
.Ozonized water is now used. for drink
ing and the toilette. It is advertised in
London in the folio winj? stvle: "Its use
I is attended by a sensation which has been
apuy aescribod as 'the perfume of pnriiy.'
Being perfectly innoxious and tasteless, a
few drops make a most refreshing and in
vigorating addition to tbe tumbler of plain
drinking or soda water, from which they
remove all trace of soluble organic matter
a iact ot infinite importance to the voya
ger or the invalid. When employed for
tho toiletto, bath, ifcc, it removes from the
mouth all impure and foreign tastes and
odors, whether arisicg from natural or ar
tificial causes, snjh as the practice of
smoking, and counteracts the irritation
and morbid effects of carious teeth. It
purifies and softens Ihe skin, and tends to
promote a healthy stale of the whole
bodyi by removing all secretions, and
restoring a wholesome condition."
SmallPox Tho Palmer Journal, in
speaking of the small poz and a cure for
u, says: "Aoont sixty cases of small
pox have been treated' at the State Alms
house dnring the past thraa months with
a single fatal result, -and that was in the
case of a man who was taken there in the
last stages'of tho disaase from a neighboring
town. The remedy used in all these casee
was a tea made from a plant known in
medicine as Sarracenia Purpurea, fam
iliarly called Ladies' Saddle or Water
Cup, tho root of which is tbe remedial
part. This remedy is a new discovery
in medical science, and has been used
with excellent effect elsewhere. The
effect of the remedy is to allay the fever
and irritation caused by the formation of
pustules, the latter drying away rapidly,
leaving slight if any trace of the disease."
To Take Bruises oct op Fcrjjitcrh,
An exchange says: Wet the part with
warm water; double a piece of brown
paper five or six times, soak it, and lay it
on the place; apply on that a hot flat-iron
till the moisture is evaporated; if ths
bruise be nqt gone, repeat the process.
Generally, after two or three application,
the dent or brnise is raised to a level with
the surface. If the bruise bo very small,
merely soak it with warm water, and ap
ply a red hot poker near the surface; keep
it constantly wet, and in a few minutes
the bruises will disapoar.
To Stop Leakage Arocsd Chimnets.
Remove the shingles and fit them again
close to the sides of the chimney; then
mingle a lot of coal tar and sand together,
making a stiff paste; spread it neatly all
around the chimney on the roof and press
it down hard, and tbe water will be
effectually excluded. This plastic ma
terial will adhere to both tbe brick and
tbe shingles; and neither frost, rains, nor
dry weather will cause it to peel off. S.
E. Todd, in Annual Register of Rural
It is said that some of the fine cnt
tobacco which is so popnlar with cbewers,
is made up of fifty per cent, peat to fifty
per cent, tobacco', thus: Embryo is com
posed of fine, hair-like fibers, that, when
dried, have tho color am! look of tobacco.
One hundred pounds of this, saturated
with a solution of tobacco, ia mixed with
100 pounds of good tobacco, which,, to
gether, make 200 pounds of a very nice
To Remove Iron Rcst Froji WniTE
Stuffs. Dissolve oxalic acid in warm
water; spread tho linen in tbe sunlight,
and apply the acid to the spot, which
will very soon disappear. It will remove
many other stains. As the acid is poison,
it must be kept from children's reach.
If too strong, it will injure the fabric
itself. It should be well wanhed out al
most as soon as applied.
U8E tjp the Hoop Skirts. A ob
scfiber iys: "Till your readers to throw
ladies' old hoops into tbe fire, and when
taken ont they will stay twisted in any
form, and be extremely useful as a sub
stitute for wire in a thousand and one in
stances." Pray use op the hoons in
some snob way; they are a nuisance if
thrown ont with mbbisli.
Death is Ocr House. Hall's Jour
nal of Health .warns people against pa
pering their walls without first tearing off
the old paper. The successive! ayers of
colored paper generals an active chemical
poison very inimical to health.
About every .other person we meet on
the streets these days' is complaining of a
cough and a bad cold. ("Who ever
saw a good one?") Liquorice tea prov
ed a. speedy remedy for a cough in oar
Rheumatism. A correspondent of the
Germantown Telegraph recommends the
application of kerosene oil to the parts
affected by rheumatism, as as effectual
remedy for thre painful complaint.
Tanners are using petroleum in prepar
ing their leather, and find it quite as good
for. that purpose as fish oil, which is
Chloride: of potassium, with tincture
-of snake-root, is said to be successful in
cases of diplheria.
Paper torn .tip in small inch bits Bakes
a good bed, as a substitute for hair' or
feathers. l '
There are 100,000
women in Sweden.
THB BOBS OF IBK OH BBIB1DE. .
Half an Inch, halfan inch,
Halfan inch downward,
Down Io tho gates of tltll,
Cored the six hnnilred.
. . "Downward tbe Light Drigadol
Bore for oil," they said
Into thojawa or Hell,
Cored tbo six bnndrad.
"Downward the Oil Brigade !"
Wat there a man dismayed I
Not tbongh each lesst knew
nis cash was nnmbcred.
Theirs not to mako reply,
Theirs not to reason why,
Theirs bat to bore or dio
Into tho gates of Hell,
Bored tho six hundred.
Petroleum to right of than,
Bock oil to left of then.
Coal oil beneath them,
Qaietly slombered. '
Stormed at with jeers and yells,
Deeply they bored Ihe welli;
Down thriragh tho roeke of tartb,
Down to the month of Hell,
Bond the in handred.
Wared they their leases there.
With a trlomphant air.
Each greasy millionaire
Coanud his profits, whilo
All bis friends wondered.
Plnnged into the dirty soil,
Eireight through the rocks tbey toll,
While tho poor skeptte.
Struck by tho smell of oil, " '
Thought he had blundered
6ad ho returned, but not
Tet tht six hundred.
Oil was to rightoftheo.
Oil was to left of them,
Oil far beneath them
And yet they bad blundered!
Etormed they with curses well.
While slocks aud couragt fell,
Badly they wished to sell:
They woke from their golden dream.
Came from their otl-less wells,
All that was left of them,
Left of six hundred!
Haw can their glory fade 1
How will their stocks bo paid ?
All the world wondered.
Look at the holes they made.
And honor the Oil Brigade
Broken six hundred!
Wanted to See.
Soma feathers from the right win? of
me I'otomac army.
A mgbt cap that will fit the bead of
Ihe sieve through which the man strain
ed every nerve.
A feather from the wing of tbe doc
that flew at tho burglar.
Tbe broom with which the storm swept
over tbe sea.
The saucer into'which ths cup of mis
A pair of spectacles to suit tbe eyes of
A remedy to cure deafness in the ears
Tbe match which kindled tbe fires of
A few of the tears of a weeping willow-
A few coppers from the change of
A curl from ths head "of a cabbage.
A coffin that will bury the Dead Sea.
A flower from the garland of fame.
A bucket of water from All's well.
A pillow from the bed of the ocean.
A buckle to fasten a laughing stock.
The animal that drew the inference.
The tabls which was set in a roar.
The chair in which the sun sets.
A leaf from the book of time.
An egg from the nest of thieves.
A garment for the naked eye.
A chip from tbe North Pole.
A hair from the herd of navigation.
Tbe first boct.. made from old Abe's
A piece from tbe broken back-bone of
A shingle from the honse that Jack
A piece,from the "line" which Grant
proposed "Io fight it ont on."
A Box's Prates. A Presbyterian
clergyman in Northern New York haJ
two smart boys, just old enough to have
inquiring minds, but not to discern tbe
reason .of things. They were taught to
pray, and the efficiency and need of pray
er were daily impressed npon tbem.
Both boys hsd a patch of "tucket" or
"pop" corn in tbe garden, and tbe grow
ing blades were watched with intense
interest, a small reward .being held out
to stimulate their industry. One day, the
father, walking near the "pateb," beard
the voice of the ypnngest solemnly en
gaged in prayer, and drawing near, list
ened to the following petition: "O, Lord,
make By my corn grow great big corn.
bnt make brother Sam's grow all little
Bnxiocs Joke. In conformity with
the old custom of advertising from the
pnblic sign post all intentions of mar
riage, tne following announcement was
"Marriage is intended between Mr.
Williams, of Willismstown, and Miss
Betsey Williams, of Williamsbridge."
A mischievous wag, to -make it more ex
plicit, wrote underneath "For particu
lars, tee Small Bills, next year," ""
The PougbkeepsSe, Press says: Quite
a rosy-looking girl from the country ac
tually went' into " cooper1 shop in this
city, recently, and iBiocntlyuked-one
of the workmen what be charged., for
hooping frock. Innocence wished to be
$2.00 PER ANNUM, I ADTAXCE.
WHOLE NUMBER, 398,
Breaktas:, Prairie iatlie Sprlaff.
In the Report of the Department -of
Agriculture for 1863. is an article in re-
ferencetothe different kinds of oloaeba
and various manners of ploughing, ia
which the writer describes a style of break,
ing prairie that wo wish to bring to the
notice of our farmers.
His plan is this: as soon as the frost it
ont of the ground, to a sufficient depth,
he commences bis work, whether the time
ba a mild spell in the winter or very ear
ly in tbe spring. He works with two
teams; the first a team of three horses, or
two yoke of cattle, to a light breaking
plough. With this plough h cuts a fur
row anont two inches in depth, and be
hind this comes the other team, with an
other plough, and cuts in the bottom of
the farrow already made, to'the depth, of,
our or nve incues, tiirowing this furrow
of fresh, loose earth on the furrow of
sward turned over by the first team. Of
course, it takes two teams and two
ploughs to complete a furrow, but then
your land is ploughed six or seven inches io.
depth, and have the loose soil on top to
aid in producing a good crop of corn the
same year' that yon do tbe breaking.
He claims these advantages: That you
do the work when little elso could be
done; that you do it when from the moist
ure in tbasoil and from the tendernas3 of
the grass roots it can be done with much
less labor than at any other time; that it
leaves your land in a condition to yield a
heavy crop of corn; and that the sward,
thus covered, rots more rapidly than by
tbe usual manner of breaking prairie.
Havo any of our farmers tried the plan;
and if they have, how did it succeed?
If it possesses the advantage claimed,
by the writer spoken of, it should be ad
opted, for the alvantages are of an import
Prairie broken by the usual plan, from
the middle of May to tbe last of July; ia
done at a cost of from three-and-a-half to
five dollars an acre, while by this plan it
would not cost any more, if hired done;
while if the farmer did it with his own
teams, and at a season when there was -little
else to do, it could bo accomplished
with a very small outlay of money. Bnt
even if it cost as much as by the old man
ner of breaking, he would etill bo the
gainer Jto the amount of a crop of corn of
the firs! year's growth.
Tbe way in which prairie is now bro
ken, as a general thing, tbe crop of corn
may be considered as of no account, in
estimating the loss and gain for tbe year.
We know that, in few instances, a
moderate yield has been obtained, yet
tnese are ont exceptions to tbe general
rule; "that a crop of s'od-corn does not
pay for tbe tronble of planting and gather-inS-"
When sod-corn has yielded, .even,,
moderate crop, it has been on land that
had an unusually mellow sub-soil, and in'
a season that had'an abundance of rain.!
Withont these favoiiog circumstances it'
If any farmer has tested tbe plan we
speak of, we would be pleased to hear the
result of his experiment; and should any
try it the coming season,' we hope to hear
from such also.
Hixts ron Winter Caue or Horses.
Winter ha come, anl hay and oats are
high; and tbe probability u that we may.
see many poor horses before Spring.
unless frrmers take a little more pains
than nsuil to avoid it.
Thinking that a few suggestions might
be heeded by somo rural reader, we will
endeavor to give an economical plan, to
keep your horse "well and cheap, faland
sleek." First, make hU stall comfortaUa
by stopping all cracks where cold comes
in, and bank the outside if there is no
wall under' the barn. Feet! him oats
straw three tiroes a day, and four quarts
of corn in tbe ear twice n day. Water
three times a day, and give what straw it
left in the manger at night for bedding,
(and if thrown ont to cattle in the morn
ing, tbey will consume neatly all of it
better than before used for bedding.) Tbe
next important thing, which is very
essential and often neglected, is currying
and cleaning. There is many a man who
owns a team who doer not even- own a
curry-comb, and many that may own one
cauuui ten lrncreuis, anu some wno may
own one and know where it is, seldom if
ever use it, thinking it is all lost time.
Onee a week give a mess of potatoes.
or a mess of wet bran with a handful of
salt and a few sifted ashes, also, (if you
can get it,) a pint of flax-seed occasionally.
wnicn will keep bis bair sort and smooth.
Keep your borse well shod, so as to
prevent slipping, and clean out the bottom
of their feet with a hook made for that
purpose. Occasionally wash the feet and
legs with warm Castile sosp snds, to
One who has a good cutting machine
can cnt their straw, (even wheat or rye
straw,) and sprinkle on .meal and feed
wet, which is better than fed uncut to a
team at work every day. If yon do' not
have work for your horse, do not forgot
to exercise him; ride him or drive him to
the post-office, the village, or somewhere,
so that be may get that needful thing
called .exercise. If yon stop a minute,
then put on a blanket; also when you rec
tum to stable, if warm; but do not blanket
usually, nnlessyon ue two when, standing
ont-Of-doors: Rural aeto jorter: "
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Thirty oeople starved to death in tat
streets of London last year.