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SOL. MIUER EDITOR AND FUBLISHER.
THE CONSTITUTION AND THE UNION.
A i TERMS 92.89 PER ANNUM, 19 1DTANCE.
VOLUME VIII. NUMBER 35, J
WfllTB CLOUD, KANSAS, THURSDAY,' MARCH. 2, 1865.
WHOLE NUMBER, 399.
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IT JOBS a. WBXTT1EK
. Itti float! i
Claaj of ball " rotr of foa,
Send tha tidin-i up tod down.
How the bclfritt rock and reel;
How the groat xoni, peal on ptil,
f9w iht )9j fnm town to town.
Ittnf , O, boIU !
Ztttj !-. rialtin; telli
Oftht bwriaMtoor orerirao.
Load and lar ,hlt H m,T hIr
Biff f every lint did; tar,
Let oi knetl:
Ccl'i own vole it in that peal,
And thi. spot ia boly grannd. '
Lord forgive 01! What art wt,
That ocr ejei thU jjlor aee,
Tfcit oar cara bare heard the lonndt
For the Lord
On the whirlwind li abroad;
U the earthquake lie hai tpoken:
He hat imitten with Hia tbnader
The iron wallt aionier,
AaJeht gutei of bran are brolenl
Load and Ion;.
Lift the o.Jexaliin ion;
Sin- with Miriam by the tea:
lit hath cast the rnihty iloirn;
Hore and rider link and drown;
He hath triamphed florioailyl
Did we dart.
In nor atncy oT prayer,
Aik for more than He has done
When wai ever Ilia right hand'
Oreraoy time or land
FtrttchtJ ai now, beneath the ton'
How they pale,
Aneient myth, and inn;, and tale,
to tHit wonder of oar Hay ,
When the crort roJof wu
K lot torn t what with rthteoai law'.
And the wrath of man li pratiel
All wiihin and all timet
fliall a freiher life hein;
freer breathe ihe tmirtnt.
At it rnlli its lietry cnr
On the dead and boried ainl
It li rinne
In le enrrent f the nn;
fhall the snnnl hrenr-n ftitth.
It hall bid the and rejoice.
It ah.i!l ;ivo the ilnmb a roice,
Italiall belt with joy the earth!
Hinj and awiny,
rttlli on mornin'a winy,
Fend the ion; of praise nhroad;
U'uh a anon'! of brfcen chains-,
Tetlt'ie nations that He retina,
Wlm ohm ii Iiri an I tnJ!
HV MIIIUM CLYDE.
"Wo are too goti'l frienils to lie lovers,
Chail;y. Fie ! there wonM bo no ro
nunre in it. I intend to mnrry s IWo"."
Tlie rppakara wcr alone, by the fire, in
the dusk o( the evening; the My Bitting
Wore it, the gentleman leaning agifnst
the mantle piece.
He Rave Fometbtng liko a sigh, but
ddetl quickly, in a manly voice: "I am
orry for it, Clar; but I am not a Iiero;
He was gone. But as he had spoken
hs farewell, his eyes had looked down
into her own fcorrowfullv and tenderly:
nd somehow they seemed like eyes she
luil teen in her rlav-dreams. Was he
mistaken ? Did she love him? She
owed for a while, with a strange feeling
of loss loss of omething very, vey dear
Slw little knew that in the heart she
tud rejected were all the qualities requisite
to make her hero. They only waited an
opportunity for development; and that op
portnnity anon came.
Fort Snmter had been fired on. Drams
e beating; flags flying; everybody was
excited. Brothers, sons, and husbands
ra enlisting. Among others,- Charley
fatered the army; he raised a company,
nd marched to the relief of Washington.
The evening before the regiment left,
parley called to bid Clara's family good
DJ. Ulara had not .seen him since their
We-a-Wf, ejeept occasionally in the street,
Jhea he recognized her only by a distant
Jw. She had been bnt half satisfied with
Melf lately. She had missed Charley
?ore than she thooaht she wonld. When
J "me in, her heart began to beat fai-t.'
a asked herself if he wonld be like him
lf to-night, or cold a he had been late-
J- beyond a few general remarks; how-
er, Charley said nothing to her; lin v
Mcnpied chiefly in bidding farewell to
er father and mother, with whom he had
js been a favorite; and besides, other
oawrs were present, also old friends, and
'jo had come likewise to say good-bye.
Iara was asked to play while Charley
B8- So Capt. Simpson came and stood
'we her. At the general request, she
ft .,.."B,na Bonnets 'er tha Border."
CT Uh","J, vo'ce rose clear and
;';'.her 6gt trembled. Tbe others
1,' .m .,he chorn' nd no one noticed
a0i!,-'J!10n' cePCharley. who darad
0t. M.,r,bm 'l o the right canse. Once
. '"ice. she had hoped thev mioht h.
'one for a
to n... .1 . ,ru ",,B n" 'Qienaea
minute, when she half intended
a? IDOSt of th6 0,hers.'going away
"ondenDK and n.:,1. . '. '"? "way
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The war went on. Charley fnnght in
nnmernns battles, and rose rapidly. At
Gettysburg, he commanded a regiment,
and, toward the cloce of the third day.
fell despeaately wounded. With mnch
difficulty he was brought home,, and for
weeks it was doubtful whether be would
live or die.
Meantime, the. ideal herd in the 'heart
of Clara Blake had long vanished, and
the image of Charley Simpson had taken
its place. Often, how often, did she gn
back to the old, sweet days.of their friend
ship. These memories were her chief
pleasure now, for there seemed no enjoy
ment in the present, no hope in the future.
She wonld have given worlds, if she-had
never spoken the words which sent him
from her side. Ah ! she often thonght,
if Iter answer had been different, his letters
might have brightened the weary days.
Sometimes she was shown those addressed
to bis family; and their modesty in allud
ing to his own deeds, with which the
newspapers were ringing, made her wor
ship him more than ever And now,
when he wu so ill, perhaps abo'tit to die,
she conld not even see'him. Oh! if she had
acted differently, it would have been her
sweet dnty, in this hour of agony, to be
at his hedxide. What word's can tell how
her heart was racked at reflections like
At last he was pronounced out of dan
ger. Then it was said he was able to sit
up, to ride out, to walk a short distance,
to be able to call on his friends. But
Clara never met him. He did not even
come to see her father and mother, at
wbicli they wondered often. But, in truth,
Col. Simpson was de-ply hurt. Friends
and nrqnaintancs, far and near, had vis
ited him in his sickness; old intimates of
the family, ladies as well as gentlemen,
had come as soon as lie could leave hi
room; t.nt the one longed-for face had
never" appeared. So near, and yet denied
the pleasure of on9 word, on(Hook even.
Did she fear he would misconstrue her. if
she came ? Yes ! that must be tbe rea
son, he said to himself; he was hnrt be
yond wordsg and had Tnade up his mind
to return to his pout, for which he woa
ikw preparing, without calling at the
Bet a night or two before he was to
leive, the lonciRR to see her once more
heciiHcinsnpportable, and just an twilight
.vns fallh'g, lie tnrned his steps to her
house. 1I was dressed, in plain clothes,
for he never wore nniforn except on doty;
but the servant, who wns an old one.
knew him, ann" ushered him into the
drawing-room 'without annonncement, as
in the old lime. Clara had been out on
horse-hack, anil was sitting alone, before
the fire, wirh her hat still in her hand
Slifl was lost hi a revrry so deep, that slin
did "not h?r Col. Simpson's advancing!
footsteps, and was only aware of his pre
eiice. uhen-niiB happened to look up, and
saw htm lienins on the mantle-shelf.
She gave a little start, for at first she
t!ion;;ht aheiind een hia ghost; bnt recog
nizing him, hastened to explain her emo
tion. "Yon look so pal, yon frighten me."
she said,-breathlessly, and still trembling,
bnt holding ont her hand. And she ad
ded, "I hoar yon are going back soon.
Sorely, your friends should keep you here
till rnii nrn better."
My" friends 1 he answered, a little bit-1
terly. "1 once counted yon among inm.
Bnt yon, at least, have done little to kepp
roe at home; not, I believe, remembering
old time sufficiently to send, even once,
to ask if I was dead or living."
He little knew what she had suffered,
or he wonld have spared her these words.
He little suspected that only the remem
brance of of her foolish speech, and her
fen.r of his contempt, had kept her away.
She sat silent, with quivering lips, ard
fast filling eyes, while he continued:
"I called -to say 'Good-bye.' apain:
perhaps, this time, forever. By-the-by."
he added, as if suddenly remembering the
interview in this same room, "have you
fonnd your hero yet. Clara?".
But. her face was hidden in her hands,
her voice was choked with 'sob?.
find foreive me." he said, all his bit
terness melting away at the sight of her
.n.i;- "what have I done? I have
been a brute"
I have:dfserved it nil." she murmur
0,1 -IIdidn't mean "
& cnMitn lieht broke over him. There
was something in her tone, her manner.
that Hashed nope mio on """ "
stooped down and bent over her".
"Wha't would yon answer now, Clara?
he said,' his voice shaking:
She looked up at him: it wag enough;
in .another moment she was weeping glad
tears on his shonlder.
' When Charley went hack to the army,
he went aa Clara'a husband she had
'found HKR HKRO. i
It is well known that Wbeeler has
some solendid troops, and.some who are
asbad'as can be found:-These last are
scattered from the Ohio Tttyer.io Savan
nah., Agallant soldier tells the Mowing:
He was going through North Alabama
to re-join his ooranund. Stopped at a
house to get dinner. To old lady a
who's youn's?" replied: "Wheeler a
cavalry." "Wh.r gwlne?" -To the
front" The old lady pot on her spec
tacle and e-yed bim intently, then drawl
ed out. "Mister, aome of.the Wlers you
call Wheeler's, hosa critters been ewine
u 1 ..r dav.'some swine. North,
- :- Bnnth. annas East and some
West. aome.tHis way and some that;. they
all .id:they,w.regwin? to tbjTfong, now.
Mister. can jou tell ae th front?
Tha soldier left.
THE.SXOW AT rSEDjEICKSBDEO.
Drift over th ilopt. of th gsaris Uad,
O. wond-rf.lwonderfiil how
Ob, para tli braut of a lirjin taint! "
Drift trmlnlji toft, ail itow,
Orer tbo ilopes ofUto saorito load.
And into the lnontrd delta
Of lb fort it 1 of pio, wliera lh ubbiaf wladi
At tsnin thttr memory belli;
Into th foreU ofifchio; pines.
And orer thoie yllow slope
Thatseera bat Ihe work of tbe cleaving pfestb,
Dat cover so many hopes!
Tbrv are manr, indeed, and stri;bllr made,
Not shapen with loving care;
Cnc'the souls let oot and th brokea blade
Maj never be coanled here!
Fall overtlmse lone'- hero graves, .
O, lelicate-!ropjin snow!
Like th blessing of Cod's unfaltering tor
On the warrior heads below;
Like Ihe tender sigh Of a mother's sonl.
As she waiieth and watcheth for on
Who will never come Eack from th snnris land,
Wben this terrible war is done.
And here, where tielh the high of heart,
Drjft, white as th bridal veil
That will never b worn hy th drooping girt
Who sitteth afar, so pale. ..
Fall. I't as the tears oflhe snferlng wire,
Who stretcheth deipairinx hands
Out to Ihe blood-rich batile-fields
That crimson tbe eastern sands.
FalMn thy virjin tenderness,
0,.delieate snowl and cover
The graves ofoor heroes, sanctified,
Hotband, and son, and lover.
Drift tenderly over those yellow slope.
And mellow onr deep distress,
Andpatvs in mind ofthe shriven sonls.
And their manlles of righteousness.
Am 01ealaoa Rejjlam.
An nmnsing correspondent of the Cin
cinnati Commercial writing from Parkera
bnrg. West Virginia, portrays the oil ex
citement prevalent in that neighborhood in
If von want to ht tared, come to thi oil
region. Here's the place where yon bore
and get bored. It's nothing bnt oil from
morning till night oil on paper boiled
oil porrple talk, write, sleep and snore
oil. Ask a mm how far it is to Charles
ton? "Twenty-six miles from Slabsides' oil
"What time does the steamer leave for
".Tnt as son Sloenm's oil is loadoi."
"What was that fight about yester
.Tenkins'married an oil wellyesterday
or just ns good rrrarried Miss Snifl.ins,
whose father struck "ile" a few daysagr,.
Bitkln liadift time to go to hi wire's
fnneral UatTnesd.iy his "ile" would run
over. Pre.ichers pretch about oil'bing
poured upon troubled waters, anil say
tlii-t is the very spot, where the oil for, tint
occasion comes from. I slept on four
birrels of oil last night every hotel full.
The entire country looks greasy, people
havo oily tongues, and your oil-factory
nerveo are stronjly impressed with the
terrible stpneh. Everybody hs his terri
tory for salp, and there are plenty of
"fools and their money" who anticipate
the realizition of th Baron Munchausen
stories that are afloat. Every sharper
has a map of the region, an 1 can tell a
stranger exactly where the nicest spot is-
he has been Ui9re, knows Ilia puce, oni
is short of funds has no personal inter
ests in the matter, not hs indeed. But in
mere matter of friendship advises you to
buy there and then, do what he i doing
bore, and oil ranst corns. Men seem
crazy, victim are plenty, seeking to be
come suddenly rich, many a tolerably
well-to-do, but over-singHine individual,
goes his pile and loses all he has and
sneaks off; a few strike "ile" and become
millionairesjtthnt not one in a hundred
but get their Gngera terribly burned.
"His Footstep in the Sea." The
R.9V. Dr. Everts, by w-iy of illustrating
the inscrutability of Divine Providence,
related in his sermon last Sunday the
The spot in our Like can be pointed
out to yon where a young lieutenant of
thi United States army was once well
nigh drowned. He went down; as it was
supposed, for the last time, when assist
ance reached him. H-'was rescued, and
after mnch difficulty restored to conscious
ness. That yonng lieutenant is now the
President of the insurgent "Confeder
cy" Jefferson Davis".
About the same time there was another
United States officer stationed here, whose
treatment of Tiis soldiers was so tyrannical
that they resolved to pnt an end to hint.
One of their number leveled pistol at
him. The cap snapped. The aleeping
officer awoke, and lived to betray the
United States forces under nis command
in Texas to the enemy; His name' is
David E. Twiggs.
Behind this vfrowmng Providence.'
however. God "hides" the "smiling face"
which he has in reserve for a nation re-
nnii.,1 and redeemed of that infamous
institution which prompted Davis to re-,
belliou. Twiggs to treachery: and gave
both or them the "plantation manners"
which almost cost the , latter his life.
Tebrt-blE' It is reported in the 'mil
itaiy circles" that the real 'secret of the
success of oorsecond aMack on Fort Fish
er is that tbe rebel were Terry.-fied into
.nbmissioB. X. 7. Etrtniuff Pott
Th minor that Congress waa.abont to
impose tax of tea dollars a gill on
whiskey, is prohmbly withot foaidaUo.
Horn orttte Jiemocracy.
I reed in Che Scripors, (a book I alias
perooae whenever Fin bad sick,) sunt hen
about. ten tribes or Iznel that wnx lost.
A ijee struck me. Isee way wich the
prettnt' unholy, devastatin war kin be
t topped, and arteriviB-tlae matter dool
consideraalien I'micoawisUt nv-its feesi-
bility. It is,
The Suthern branch uv theDemocratic
party ought 2 be conwinst, by this time,
that they aint a match fnr the Ablishnists
a Gghtin, jest ez tbe Northern wing hez
diskivered that it aint no match fur 'em
a votin.- Tbe fact is the entire plan uv
repairin the old temple uv Dimocrisy
with secession morter hez very mnch the
appearance of a faleyoor. My father (a
Noo Gersey Dimocrat) wnnst spilUd
lamp ile on. a noo kote. He ast a nabor,
who wnz-reckles, wat wood take it ont,
and he told hira inlphuric acid. The old
man got some, and. poured it 00. Tbe
next day he. went over (o his adviser in
great wrath, with' the remnants uv the
kote. - 1
"John," Bed the old gentleman, "didn't
yon tell me that, this ere acid wood erad
icate greese from, my, kote ? '
"Certainly; didn't.it ?"
"John, .why didn't yon likewise tell
me that it wood also eradicate tbe kote ?"
Alas! the.r-nedy. Dimocrisy swallered
to cure too cramp, cone in ioou lsgnawtn
its boails It is enrin its ills ex strycknin
dnz hyderphoby in a dorg.
2 resoo'm. My ijee is Mexico. Lt a
peece Be made, the term nv which air that
je.-t snch.uv the people uv the old Yoonit-
id bUits ez bey maid op their mdivdjle
mindd that they can't live tinder Ahltabo
tyranny, shel.hev the privilege uv leavin
with all their goods and chattels. Then
we'll go to Mexico. 'upset tliat offshoot av
European raonerky, Maxemilyen, and set
up pp.re Dimocrixy, with Ekel Rites and
Slavery ez the corner stuns. Some may
obgect on the ground that Maxemilyen is
hy this time too hefty to be histid. Here
is the forso'we kin kalkiltit onf
Northern Dimoirats in Eanady
in ennsekence nv the "drafts. 200,000
Northern Dira'ocrats at home
who 8pectid offis tinder Mick
Suthern army say, 200.000
. Grand totle. 1.760;000
Good- Maxemilyen stsnd store sich a
array cz that ? Not enny.
Bnt sez wnn, nv wat yoosa wood them
peece Dimocrnt and draft skedaddlers be
to a military etpediahen tha won't fitnj
My gentln friend, tferTson D., knows his
bienw. L"t hint whisper in2 their ee-s
that each and every wnn nv 'em that sur
vives sliel hev a Post Offi.s. and they'd
wade in blood knee dep. O, it would
be a clteerin eito to see them a chargin up
the steeps dv bhepultepec. with the inspir
in cry, "Post Ofiis I" Every wnn nv em
There we'd set np Dimocrisy agin.
The country nv course we'd divide North
and South, Free and Slave, fer a North
ern Dimocrat wood feel oneisy in his
mind, ef he hadn't a South to serve. We'd
hold Nashnel Convenshuns in the halls nv,
the Moiitezoomers. and oh woodn't it be
soothin 2 agin heer Tooms and Ret. and
them high-minded felLsrs a bnllyrsggia nv
us 1 Metbinks.
Ez every wnn nv ns wood be offis hold
ers where wood we git constitoo'ence ?
Nacher hez perwidid. The natives nv
that country wood serve admirably. But
they coodent understand your epeeker.
Troo, bnt then Mexicans wood soot us all
the better for'not rinderstandin English.
Whenever a Dimocrat got sense enurJinS
him to comprehend onr talk be alius left
the party. Give me' the voter who takes
his fath'oo trnst it's yooHnqnirin mind,
that hez played the devil with us.
I shel immejitly propose the matter to
Petroleum V. Nasbt.
Lait Pastor riv theChorch nr tbe Noo
Pobk amd. Peace. Many a man's
politics are" aGscted by his pocket for
many a man goes in for what will add to
his pile of green-backs, and opposes what
tends to lesien even a prospective amount
of his "Lincoln's money." ,
Yesterday, for iastaace, a party of men
were disoussing--tha" prospects of peace.
Amonz them was one of the most radical
advocates for peace that the copperheads
want. Of course he "pnt in nis say." ana
he did it in "this wist:
"Peace! Yoa may talk about peaetu
mnch as yoa please, bnt i ns d d if 1
want peace until pork goea npl"
There's a pescs. rosn for. yon a rery
hoggish, kind..; Dubuque itmes.
The rODe used in tba haneing of John
Brown is in possession of Theodore Til
ton, editor of the'New York Independent.
Prentice says 'that Jeff. Davis' life, if
fully narrated, would fill a large volume;
bnt its end win ueioia oy a nngte line.
The Newbury port Herald wonders whst
the original fishermen apostles wonld
have thought of Beecber's psy.
The widow of Da Tocqnevilla died on
the 23d of December last, at Talognes,
France, aged 66 years. , .
Tbe "powder-boat" experiment be
fore .Fort Fisher m said to have, cost
Tbe KiegotjGfcehas.ordere,d tb
restoratioa ot um sBObobmbU to uora aj
Mr. Naaby Ii-opoes the "Em
WuH ani wnm$.
BiaitM oh School Host!
We csnnot too highly commend the
following prsctical suggestions on the
subject of the construction, of School
Houses, which we copy from the Topeks
For the henefit of districts abont to
bnild school houses, I offer a few sugges
tions, hoping they msy prove ol practical
1st. The Site. Healthfulness is an
important consideration. Avoid swamps,
stagnant pools, and low places. Some
select low ground, for the sake of shelter
in Winter. The best way, however, to
seenre shelter, is to build a warm house,
and keep it in good repair. In Kansas,
every school house 'should be sitnated so
as to avert the South and South-west
wind during the Summer season. The
North side or North foot of a hill is
nndesirsble. Next to healthfolness, is
beauty of location. Build on tha most
attractive spot, if practicable. Some are
tenacions to have the house exactly in the
centre. It is much better, however, to
locate a half a mile or more from the
centre, provided a more choice spot can
be secured. Let no selfishness, and stub
bornness stand in the way. Every good
citizen should be willing to yield in this
respect. It is better for children to walk
a little farther to a beantiful spot, than
spend seven hours esch day where the
surroundings are uninviting. The site
itself shnnld be an educator.
2d. The Front. The best front is to
wards the East. It is important that a
school room have one end nnbroken
either by windows or doors, ss a space
for black boards and teacher's stsnd.
Tbe rear end is usually occupied for that
purpose. But if the school house fronts
North, the other must be either cnt np by
windows, or else the room is deprived
of the benefit of the prevailing Sonth
wind during the Summer season. If the
bnilding fronts South, the wind sweeps
through tbe entry along the aisles when
ever a door opens, thus continually blow
ing dnst about the room into the lungs
of scholars teachers. A Sonth front, on
this account, is very' objectionable. If
the house faces West, the school room is
exposed to tbe piercing West and North
west winds of Winter.. A common en
try way will not wholly obviate this in
convenience, for wben the ioside doers
are open, Ihe outside doors are usually
open. A West front, however, is bet
ter than a South, from tbe fact that in
Snmmer tbe breezes csn psss through
the windows from side to side. But an
Eatt front is the oat. In Winter, the
school room is not exposed to the cold
winds. And in Summer tbe breeze pas
ses from side to side, without disturbing
the dnst that necefsarily accumulates on
the floor. The West end also can be
left entire, for the use of black boards
and teacher's stsnd.
3d. Ventilation. Every sebool room
should be provided with flues and regis
ters in the well or somewhere else, for
the supply of fresh air. It is a sin to
crowd children into a room where all dsy
long they are compiled to breathe over
and over again the carboniferous snd
deadly exhalations of the' system. Dull
headaches, restlessness, leaden eyes and
stupidity, are the resnlt. Windows will
ventilate in Snmmsr, bnt not in Winter.
And where windows are relied on as ven
tilators, they shonld be fixed so that the
upper sash can be lowered. It would be
well if the lower sash were fattened immov
ably in its plsce. Children are inclined,
during recess, to exercise violently. Ihey
enter the room dripping with sweat
Tbe first impulse is to rash to the window
raise it, and sit down to cool them
selves; or sitting in their nsnsl seats with
tbe windows open both sides, there is a
draft, of cold air striking them at every
pore. All know bow injurious this is to
health. There is no doubt that thousands
go down to a prematura grave by fatal
diseases contracted in unguarded mo
meatsfor want of a simple arrangement
tolower.the upper sssh of school room
A word to the wsie is soffiefent.
Peter Mo Vicar.
Supt. of Pub. Inst'n., Shawnee Co.
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New nses for petroleum are discovered
almost dsily. It is now coming into use
extensively' by tha tanners as a tnbatiute
for fish. oil. The oil 'is used after the
sepsration of the naptha, and is found to
be an excellent substitute Tor fish oil,
the leather being fully equal, if not su
perior, to tbst msda by- the ordinary
process. As soon ss this fact gets gen
arally known a considerabledemand will
spring up for this purpose.
One of tbe new inventions, in the art
of Photography is that of phographing
oa porcelain. The effect is quite pleas
ing, the picture being qnits clear, and dis
tinct like fine line engraving, and especial
ly beautiful when suspended where light
can pass throngh the porcelain, "which
renders tbe shading soft and delrcate, and
brings out many effects which cannot be
procured in an ordmsry picture.
Jn Paris, lstely, a little girl, six years
of age. was found dead la. bar bed, poi
aoned by the tbe carbonic acid gas emit
ted from flowers (Msy lilies) which bad
been placed upon a. table ia ajmsll
chamber ia which the victim slept. ."
Stings and bitas are qftea iaataataaa
oosly cured by" washing tbiea ia hsita
hora or turpentine.
rax tjxz coyxtt (Hi.) soil,
' pear 7 to hear rwt Detsy ef Pike,
Who crossed the wide plain with her lover, Ik,
With two yok of ea aai , Wg yellow ag, . ,
On Sbaaghai roaster sad as olj (potted beg.
Oa rery fia evening, I bey camped oa th Phule,
Down by th river, on a green, shady flat.
While Betsy, sore-footed, lay down to repose,
Aad Ik be did gu oa hi Pike County Bos.
They bad not gen far, before Betsy gave oat;
Sn lay down oa th groand, a sprawling abost.
Whit Ik h did gaa so ad with serprise.
Saying, get np, dear Beliy', yoa'll get sand in your eye.
They went by Salt Lake, to tnqair th way;
When Bngham is Betsy, be swore she shonld stay;
Bat Bolsy got frightened, nnd rao lik a deer.
While Brigbam stood pawing th groand lik a stser.
This Pike County couple attended a dance.
And Ik he pat on his Pike Connty pants.
While Betsy was covered with jewel and rings
Say Ike, you're aa angel, bat where ere yoar wiegsl
A miner said to Betsy, will yoa dance with ra.l
f will that, old fellow, if yen don't mak too fit;
Don't dance m too hard, forth reason it wby,
I am too fall ofthat old alkali.
This Pike County coupl got married, of coarse;
Ik be got jealooi, and drew a divorce;
First Betsy did sigh, and then gave a shout,
Saying, go it, old Lumii, I'm glad yon're out!
Th aid Shanghai ran off, and the old hog he died)
Th lastpieee f bacon this morning wa fried;
And Betsy looked sad, hat did not complain,
Bat swore she's go beck to Pike County again.
German. Two Dntch farmers lived
close together. One morning one of them
beard his neighbor hallooing like ter duy-
vel, and ran to his assistance.
"Schon, vat is ter matter ?"
"Vel, den," says John, "Lvasdryin
to climb to dish shtono vail top, nnd I
falls town nnd all te shtone valla ba comes
town on me, nnd all both mine legs is
broken off, nnd mine arms is both nix;
mine rips is all smashed up, nnd dese pig
sbtones is on mine pody so Ich cannot
mine self git ont of trouble."
"Ish dat all ?" says Jacob, "vy yon
helloo so pig mit a noise I tot yon
got ter tooth-ache, or was go into ter
Sympathy on the Wnoso Side. Tbe
N. Y. Independent has the following from
"But did I tell yoa what a time I bad
with my litte Joe ?"
"No; what was it?"
"Why, I wss showing him the martyrs
thrown to the lions, and was talking very
solemnly to him, trying to make him feel
what a terrible thing it was."
"Ma I" ssid he, all at once, "Oh, ma 1
just look at that poor little lion, way be
hind there, he won't get any 1"
Quite Modest. A young lady recent
ly entered the shop of a fashionable mil
liner, with tvhom her family were ac
quainted, for tbe purpose of making some
trifling purchase. "How is your mother,
miss ?" politely inquired tbe lady. "She
is not very well," replied Affectionate.
"Ah 1 what is tbe matter with her ?"
"She fell down stairs and hurt htr curt
sey-bender." "Her what?' "Her curtsey-bender."
"Curtsey-bender I what is
that ?" inquired tha' puzzled milliner.
"Why, her knee," said the blushing dam
sel. "So yon are going to keeping house,
are yon 1" said an elderly maiden to a
"Yes," was the reply.
"Going to have a girl, I suppose."
The newly made wife col or 3d, and then
quietly responded that she "really didn't
know whether it wonld be a girl or a
An Irishman in describing America
said: "I am told that ye might roll
England thru it, "an it wouldn't make a
dint in the gronnd. There's fresh water
oceans inside that ye might dronn onld
Ireland in; an' as for Scotland, ya might
stick it in a corner, an' ye'd niver be able
to find it out, except it might be by the
smell of whiskey."
A young lady married a man by the
name of Dnst, against the wishes of her
parents, not long sioce. After a short
time they lived unhappily together, snd
she returned to ber father's honse, but he
refnsed to receive her, saying: ,
i-'Dn.t tboa art. and to Dost shalt tbon
A Jerteyman was very sick, and was
not expected to recover. His friends got
aronnd his bed, anil one of them says:
"John, do yoa feel willing to die ?" John
made aa effort to give bis views oa the
.abject, and answered with his feeble
voice: "I think I'd rather stay where
I'm bettor acquainted."
A gentleman sat down to write a deed,
and began with: "Enow one woman by
these presents." "Yoa are wrong," ssid
a bystander. "No, I'm not," said tbe
other; "if on woman knows it, all the
men will, of course."
A Dutch Stort. I and prothsr Hans
and two other, togs vaa out huntin' vnn
day next week", and wa trova nine wood
chucks into a stone hssp, and kilt ten of
'em pefore tey cot ia.
Aa affectioosta Irishmsa.osce enlisted
in the seventy-fifth reyassat, ia order to
be aaar his brother, who was a corporal
ia .the 76th.
Why did SaMraaa take 8avaaaah;by
bad. aad aotby water? Beeaaee he
iaa't a Ikk Sktmm.
Caichla&r amd Hawtlltmar Sheep.
As nearly every opsration-of practical, '
sheep husbandry is necessarily attended.
witb.lho catching. and handling of sheep,
I wiirmatetBeaatae'ittt of those praftte
(at raanipnlatiourwnien I am now to das
cribe. A sheep should always be cangbt
by throwing tbe bands about tbe neck; or
byseizingonehind leg immediately above
the hock with the hand; or by hooking
the crook aronnd it at the same place.
When thus caught by tbe hand, thebeep
should be drawn gently back nntil the
disengaged hand can be placed in front of
its neck. Tbe crook is very convenient to
reach ont and draw a sheep from a number
huddled by a dog or in a corner, without
the shepherd's making a spring for it,
and thus putting-the rest to flight; and a
person accustomed to its nse will catch
moderately tame sheep most anywhere
with this implement. Bnt it must be
handled with csre. It should be us.d
with a quick but gentle motion and the
cangbt sbeep immediately drawn back
rapidly enough to prevent it from spring
ing to oneside or the other, and. thus
wrenching the leg, or throwing itself down
by exerting its force at an angle with tbe
line of draft in tbe crook. Care must be
taken not to hook the crook to a sheep
when it is so deep in a huddle with others
that they are liable to spring against tbe
caught one, or against the handle of the
crook, either of which may occasion a
severe lateral strain on the leg. When
the sheep is drawn within reach, the leg
held by the crook should at once be seiz
ed by the hand, and the crook removed.
As beep should be lifted either by placing
both arms around its body, immediate
ly back of the fore legs; or by stsnding
sideways to it and placing one arm before
the fore legs and the othsr behind the
hind legs; or by throwing one arm round
the fore parts and taking up the sheep be
tween the arm and hip; or lifting it with
the left arm under the biesket, the right
band grasping the the thigh on tbe other
side so-that tho sheep lays on tho left arm
with its back against the catcher's body.
Tbe two first modes are handiest and
safest with largo sheep; the third mode is
very convenient for small sheep or lamb3;
and a change between them all operate
as a relief to tbe catcher who has a large
number to handle.
Under no circumstances whatever shonld
a sheep be seized, much less lifted by the
wool. The skin is sometimes literally
torn from the flesh, and where this extent
of injury is not inflicted, killing and skin
ning would invariably disclose more or
less congestion occasioned by Iecerating
the cellular tissue between the skin and
flesh, and thus prove how much pnrely
unnecessary psin and injury has baen in
flicted on an unoffending and valuable
animal by the ignorance or brutality of
It cannot be too strongly enforced that
gentleness in every manipulation and
movement connected with sheep is tbe
first and one of the main conditions of
success in managing them. Tbey .should
be taught to fear no injury, from man.
Tbey should, be made tame and even
affectionate so that tbey will follow their
keeper about tbe field so that in tha
stable, they will scarcely rise to get out
of his way. Wild sheep sre constantly
suffering some loss or deprivation them
selves, and constantly occasioning soma
loss or damage to their owner; and nnder
the modern system of winter stable-management,
it is difficult to get through tbe
weaniogseasoo with safety to their lambs.
Randal's Practical Shepherd.
Let him who doubts the impropriety of
lifting a sheep by the wool, have himself lifted
a few times bj the hair; and let him who falls
into a passion ar.d kicks and tbames bis sheen
became they crowd abont him and Impede his
movements wnen reeding, or because they at
tempt to get away wha he has occasion to
hold them, &&, teat the comfort and utility of
these processes in the same' way by havirj?
them tried on himself. Such a person ought
not to lack this convincing kind ot experience.
Cabbage. A correspondent of the Hor
ticulturist say.: "It may not be general
ly known tha cabbages readily grow and
sre easily propagated by slip. A stump
may be put out in the Spring, and the
sprouts, as tbey vegetate, cnt aff, tbe cnt
allowed to dry, and then plsnted. When
cabbages or cauliflowers throw off side
shoots, they msy be used in the same way.'
Cabbages thus raised have short stocks,
snd are sure of being true to the psreatv
I bay foten pursued this method when
short of seed."
Poultrt. -Provided warm, . sunny v
clear, airy quarters for your bens; feed
them freely with burnt bones, egg-shells,
dec., pounded fine snd mixed with meal;
with meats, lean or fat; with oats, barley,"
rye, sunflower seed, or corn; give tbera
.lacked lime or. ashes to wallow in, and a',
sufficiency of water and gravel, and 'they
will aapply yoa with aa abuBdaace of1
eggs, snmmer and winter. Follow these
suggestions, and we promise yoa the re
sult will be entirely satisfactory. Vol.
Plahtisq .Evzbgeeex Seeds. Sow
evergreen seeds ia the' Spring as aooaa
active vegetatioa generally commences.
Tbe seeds need ad prepsrstioa before plant
ing. They ahoold be covered rather thin
ly with light rich mould, "which shonld
bekept rather moist at all times, aid the
yoaag plaats, aad if.'aot betorev aiust.be
wholly, protected from the ssa'srsyf; a
soon ae ap, aad for msny weeks after
wards. . .J
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