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THE CONSTITUTION AN6 THEUJNION.
TERMS $2.09 TER AXXUH, IBT ADFASjfj
5 VOLUME X.--NUMBER 44. (
WHITE CLOUD, KANSAS, THURSDAY, MAY 2, 186?.
WHOLE NUMBER, 512.
Beomi V:',.ROOnl ',
Tsrae tit eallea alrsal pi;
'Xeilk'teerk tka anlj Morale jglaaae, , s
It pealee like Um tnmp era ereadfal desa;
Aeeflke tirea1 eleeeet kk lloiltrt,
JLad wondered what akwiU kl Ml patt
Ia tke trafeJ that pul sooa W(ia;
Hvketker tie Rig kt ahaald lots at wia,
"A4 "wkere ke skoaM be Vina Ua day waa take.
Bat Ma tarcria eoU aat Int
Tallin! Fall la!" was tka err:
Aad sahk oae,tkoBf.at of the bappf pait;
Oaa (lease that waa eadilealr. lerlojl aaat
At a pietsre tkat neiilee! close ta kia keart,
A fleece that made tka warm Iran etart;
'Oaaraatliiex ofprjera oaa cheery woril
Ta ike naitetiaf rankt, ka reaped kia sword,
An sjiraa; is tba frost, to ila or dla.
Tli a a hseJreJ eaaaoa roared,
Aad a kaadrad. batlet blared;
Aad or r the raatparta tb he roe a poena1,
With; baeoeet fixed, aad 0aMaf, titord;
Aad arrote the plaia.-wkere ibt alorm af death
Casae ewerping- down with ita fiery breath;
'And ap the hill, when tka early Tot,
Like aa ambetbed lioa waa croeehiaf tow
Tka searched, tha' they knew it waa daalh they dared.
fjie rolce waa eteady aad ettar;
Hit heart waa eheerfal aad atronr;
'la hit Taca there Itagetad a liae orfeara
Tha fire ia hit ere bad dried Ihe teart
Aad eHeorfelly reef hia worJ ofeamaaad(
Aa he ahoated kaek ta hia callaat bead.
"They were falliaf fait, bat he did aotqsall,
'Aad etcadily ap tbroojb ihe leaser, hail,
tie led biecoefideot brsses aloaf.
Bif hi op ta the rampart (rim,
- Where the rebel flax waa floating;
Bight ap ta the awfotcratcr'erira,
Tba aturdy seteraae followed hlaa.
Forward, koye! forward!" the heard him erj;
.Thea a blaat of death went bowling by.
And wbaa It waa patt Aa waa tying atl!!.
And hia braves were staggering dowo Ibo hill,
Aad tka air wai rent with the rebel ahootlag .
Ok, who tan tall tba rtill
la ke lylagailtnlly new.
With Ihe froie a cloth abort hia breaitt
AUal Cod kaswrth what it beat;
Bit better, far better, oor poor heaxte aay,
Topnnr eat Ma'Iifo la tba fiery fray.
Than ejowly to die ia tha loathsoras call
Ofa terrible Soathera priioa ball:
God knowilh tha beat to Ilia will wa bow.
THE DOG AND THE BOBBER.
BT CAROUSE A. 60CLE.
While travelling, in 1857, through (ha
beautiful city of Leipsig, I observed,
boat half league from the gate of the
vtown, a few rods from the highway, a
'Wheel and the bones of a chained cbrpse
exposed to the gate of every passer.
The following is the history of the
criminal, as I had it from the lips of the
Judge who condacted the trial and con
demned his body to be broken :
- A German bntcher, being benighted in
the midst of a forest, lost his way, and
while endeavoring to find the road, was
attacked by highwaymen. lie was on
horseback, and accompanied by a large
dog. One robber seized the bridle, while
the others dragged the bnteher from bis
etddle'and felled him. The dog imme
diately leaped upon one of them and
strangled him ; bat the other wounded
- the animal so 5erere1y, that ha rnshed in
to the-troods ottering the most fearful
bowls. The bntcher, who by this time
had disengaged himself from the grasp of
- the second robber, drew .his knife and
killed him. Bat at the same moment he
"received a shot from the third, who had
- jnst wonnded the dog. and falling, was
. dispatched by the assassin, who fonnd
upon him a large snm of gold, a silver
watch, and some other things. He plun
dered the corpse, sprang upon the horse,
, . and fled.
Z The next morning, two" woodcutters,
happening in the path, fonnd tha dead
bodies, and a large dog that seemed to be
, " guarding them. Tbey endeavored in
vain to restore life.
One of them dressed the wonnds of the
' -rdog, gave him some food, and sought
' 'some water for him. while the other hast-
.ened to the nearest village, to inform the
. magistrate of the discovery. The officer,
1 accompanied by several attendants, was
'soon on the spot, a surgeon examined the
.wonnds, a verbal process was drawn up,
(nd the bodies were interred.
r' . The dng te and drank, but would not
f I,'.' Ta ,hf Pot Hfl looked on quietly
.,' ,' while the grave waa dcg. and allowed the
f i i. bodies to be bnried; bnt as soon aa the tnrf
J Jwas replaced, he stretched himself upon
' v t'it. howled mnnrnfnlly, and resisted all
, 'efforts of the by-standers to remove him,
cttnpnapping all who came sear blra. to
'Batke the attempt Ont who eiressej
him, on attempting to move his paw,
f ' tame near being severely' bitten, and bad
C j c b flee oat of the way, to eacapa.the dog'e
t a anger.
All admired snch fidelity, and when
r othe woodman offered to carry kin food
- J and drink every day, that ba night not
-rprun, me magistrate proposed takiag
r''.IBP co"ection to pay the a an. who waa
poor and the father of a large family.
An n who Would hardlv inmnl tfm'mi-inaV. int
tfi ? finally did so with reluctance, aad. took
wfigood care of hia new aad aktlapw-
-Bioner. tu. r.
T?.atd!u5U of the horri6le-i.fairere:
,J5 pnbliahed in all the pspira of .TjUrmsay.
ud teeing tha notice, J. Meyers haateaed
to tha magistrate, and on examination,
had hia feara realised that the murdered
man was his brother. The deceased had
had a large snm of money with him,
which he, had designed to invest in beeves.
As soon as the dog saw the brother of
his late master, be manifested ranch' joy,
lapped his hands, and otherwise exhibit
ed his pleasure. '
Mr. Meyers removed the corpse to his
native village, and interred it. The faith
ful dog followed the body, bnt by degrees
became attached to his new master.
Every effort was made, end the most
diligent search instituted, to discover the
murderer, bnt in vain.
Two years pased away, and then Mr.
Meyera went to Leipzig, on business, and
was accompanied by hia ever-present
companion, the faithful dog.
The city Was fnll of people, it being
the time of the great fair held there reg
ularly twice a year.
While walking one morning ob the
public fquarfl, with the dog, he waB as
toniahed to behold the animal leap for
ward like a flash, ruh through the crowd,
and spring fnrionsly upon an elegantly
dressed yonng gentleman, who was seated
in the centre of the square, upon an ele
vated platform erected for the spectators
who desired more conveniently to see the
show. He held him by the throat with
so firm a grasp, that ha soon would have
strangled him, bad not assistance been
rendered. Tbey immediately - chained
the dog. and thinking he was mad, strove
to kill him. Mr. Meyers rushed forward,
and arrived in time to rescne his faithful
friend, calling eagerly, meantime, npon
the people to arrest the man, as be be
lieved his dog recognized in him the mur
derer of his brother.
Before he had time to explain, the
yonng ram took advantage of the tumult
and escaped. For some moments they
tbonght Meyers himself mad ; and he had
great difficulty to persuade those who had
bound the dog, that the faithful creature
was harmless, and begged tbem earnestly
to release him, that he might pursue the
assassin. He spoke in so convicting a
manner, that hia hearers finally felt pnr
suaded of the truth of his assertions, and
restorrd the dog to his freedom, who joy
ously bounded to hismseter, leaped abont
him a few times, and hastened away.
The crowd divided, and bo was eoon np
on the offender's track.
The police, active and prompt on Mich
occasion, were soon in pursuit. The
dog became in a few moments the object
of public curiosity, and every one drew
back to give him room. Business was
suspended, and the people cellected in
groups, conversing about the wonderful
dog, and the murder two years before.
After half an hour's search, the man
was fonnd. He had stretched himself
upon the ground, under the heavy folds
of a double tent, and believed he was
hidden. But in spile of his fancied secu
rity, the avenger had tracked bim ; jump
ing upon him, he bit him, tore hia gar
ments, and wonld have killed him upon
the spot, had not assistance rushed to his
He was arrested, and with Mr. Meyers
and the dog, taken before the magistrate,
who heard all the story, and was greatly
puzzled to know how to proceed in so
extraordinary a case ; bnt after interroga
ting the prisoner, whose answers were
very unsatisfactory, he acquiesced in the
earnest demand of Mr. Meyers and held
the acensed for a future hearing.
During the trial, it was almost impos
sible to bold the dog, so intent and de
terroined was he that the man should not
again escape. ,
Upon the prisoner was fonnd a sum of
sold, jewels, four cold watches and one
silver one; the last Mr. Meyers, declared
to be the one his brother wore the day he
left home, and the discriptinn of the
watch published by bim months before,
corroborated his statement, and suited
the watch in every' particular. The rob
ber had never dared expose it, being aware
that it had been described in all the prin
cipal journals of Germany.
After a thorough investigation end a
fair trial, the man was fonnd guilty aat
the end of eight months, dnring which
period the most scrutinizing legal exam
inations were made at every point, and
sentenced to be broken alive, and bis
corpse to remain chained upon the wheel
as an example to others.
From the first, the prisoner stoutly de
nied being the murderer of Meyers, though
he confessed to other crimes ; bnt on the
night previous to the day of his execu
tion, finding that his denial woold avail
him nothing, he made a fnll confession.
gave all the details above reiatea, ana
declared that be had always believed tba
cursed dot; had died of ita wounds, say
ing, had it not been for him, I should
not have been here. Nothing else could
have discovered me, for I killed the horse
and bnried him. with all he wore.
He expired on the wheel, and his was
the corpse I had seen before eateing the
citv of LeiDiirr.
JThe keeping of tne watch instead of
(burying it, too, seeas to have been an
oversight directed by an overruling
Providence, for hia conviction of tha hor
rible crime for which he suffwed death.
The hnlk of the old Uaited 8tates fri
gats Brandywinevwas sold recently to .v
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wrecKinr arm. lor m rniio auum
813.000. The Brandvwine was launch
ed in 1824, and on bar first trip'she car-
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iiau jjaiajroito au iraaca. -,.
Prentice ssys Ben Barter will: soob be,
date. Ha will be o'ta oCtbe &m
1 - - tf ' '
Liaeola! "when rata woald nana a marl,
Jaat, aapertarbed, xnagaanimotu;
Tried la tbo loweit teat of all
Triad ia tha chief teat of the hsaie;
Ljaerfta! whea rata woolJ name a rata
Who wroagbl tka great work ofhia age;
Who fokt. and rbagritthe oob'tit fight.
And cnahharied it flora atage to atage;
Yietoriooa oat ofdsik and dare,
And Into dawa, and on till day;
Moat linmble when the pcana rang;
Leaat rigid when the enemy lay
Froalrata for hit feet Id tread
Thie name of Lincoln will they name;
A name rerered, a name of acorn
Of acora to aandry, not to fame.
Lincoln, the man who freed the etart;
Lincoln, whom crrer aelf enticed;
Slain Uneola, worthy found to die
A aoMler oT hii captain, Chrilt.
(From the Toledo Blade.)
The Russian Pnrchnsc How It Ivrts
Done Mr. Nnsbr Really the Origi
nator of the Speculaton.
Washisgtos, April 14, 1867.
It's done I Seward did it bim and
me I The American egle hez coz now to
screem with redoubled energy. Ef the
nashnel burd wuz a angel, I shood re
mark to it, "Toon yoor harp anoo," but
it ain't, and therefore, aich a reqnest
would be ridicnlons. This rapsodjr hez
reference to the Rocshen purchase.
The ijee originatid in these massive
intelleck. When I wnz hero afore, the
Blairs, all uv em, wnz n crowdiu the
saiotid Johnson far a raishnn ; Cowan
wantid a mishnn, and so did Doolittle,
and that day pretty much all nv the del
egates to the Cleveland and Philadelphy
convenshens bed bin there tvantin some
kind uv a place; wat, they wnzn't par
itcelar. One gentleman whose nose
(wich trooly blossomed ez the lobster)
betokened long service in the party, urg
ed that he hed bin a delegate to both con
venshens. "Thank God 1" sed Johnson.
"Wood that both uv them convenshens
hed bin made np uv the same men. I
wood then hcv bin bored far places only
half as much ez I am."
1 wuz n helpin him out in my weak
way. When the crowd wantin places
become too great for'hncuan endoorance,
I wood say, in a modrit tone, '"'let's go
ont and git suthin," and to-wunst fully
half wood' exclaim, "Thank.yoo, I don't
keer ef I do." It wuz a greater relief to
Johnson; the anguish, anxiety and soliss-
itude in tha gittin of offi-es nnd free
drinks wnz about an ekal thing. The
offises they wantid waz merely the mcns
to that pertikeler end, nnd so long ez they
wnz gittin the latter without the trouble
nv the former, they wnz content. A
good constooahen and copper lined 6tum
ick carried me thro this tryin ordeel, un
til I came across a Boston applicant,
who, in cdnsekence uv the perhibitory
law, hed bin for some time on short rash-
ens, nnd wnz keen set. Napoleon hed
then met his Wellinton, and I succumd.
The man's tnlent wuz wonderful.
Sekretarr Seward wuz in tronble
abont the Blair family, nertikerly. He
bed did his level best for em. He bed
appinted em to Uollekterships and furrin
mishuns, bnt tbe crooel Senit, wich hen
no respeck for us, took delite in fastening
nv em onto ns by perpetooaly reject in
em. Jest after a long seige by Montgom
ery and the old man, I aejested the pur
elm nv the Rooshin Territory, to wich.
not only cood they ba sent, bnt a thou
sand uv others wich we hed on our
hands, and the Sekretary wnz so pleased
at the idea that ho wept like a child.
With a vigger wonderful in one so old.
he set about gittin testimonials ez to the
valyoo uv the territory, to inflooence the
Senit in ratifyin the treaty he wuz agoin
to make. And he wrote to a naval offi-
aer abont it, who answered more prompt
ly thin 1 ever knowed a naval offiser to
do, ez follows :
"It's trooly a splendid country. The
trade in the skins uv white bears kin be,
ef properly developed, made enormous.
There is seals there, and walrnses so tame
that they come up nv their own akkord
to be ketcbed.
"P. S. In case tbe purchis shood be
made, a naval stashen will be necessary.
May I hope that my long services on the
Flondy Coast wood prove a snfhshent
recommendashen for the command nv the
dpotT May I?
"I hev the boner to be," fec
A distinguished Professor wrote :
"The climate is. abont tha style uv that
they hev in Waahinton. Tbe Gulf
Stream sweeps up .the coast, causin a de
cided twist in the isothermal line, wich
hex the effeck uv making it rather sultry!
tbaa otherwise. Anywheres foraix hun
dred miles baek'nv the coast strawberries
grow in tbe open air. I recommend
strongly the parents.
'"P. S. In case the purchis is made, a
eiplorin expedishun will be necessary,
May I hope that my scientific 'attain
ments are suffishently well known to you
to recommend me as a proper person to
hed the expedishun? May IT I hev
the honor to be," et settty.
Tbe,Pre4dent.wuzn't favorably, iaclin-
ed. He wus fall uv the old -fogy iiee
tbat'it wbx Vather chilly there thaa other-
wise, tie bean t laith.in the isothermal
line, and wuz skeptical ab"oatthY. Golf
Stream. It wax- bis experience hat the
farther North yoo got the colder it wnz.
For instance, be romarxt, that while tbe
neoDle wnz warm toward him in Virjrin
riy and Maryland, fast fall, tbey become
very cold ez be eot North. Wher wuz
tbe isothermal line and the Gulf Stream
. Randall, who will hev his JQ.ke,re
uiarkt that the isothVmal, line twisted.
He notist that the people made it hot
for cm ez he wantid it ez far north ez
Cleveland, to wich 8ekretary Welles re
plied that it only confirmed him in the
opinion that, for platin vessels nv war,
iron wn2 preferable to pine plank any
Seward removed the President's ob
jections to wnnat. He read his letters,
wich set forth tbe beanties and advantages
nv I ho country twict over. Hero wnz
whales, and walrusses, and seals, and
.white bears, and apples, and wheat, and
sea lions, and fields nv ice the year ronnd,
in a climate ez mild and erjnable ez the
meridian uv Washinton. The isother
mal line wnz more accommodatin- ther
than in any other part nv the world. It
cork-screwed throogb the territory so ez
to grow fine peaches for exportation to
the States and ice to the Sandwich Isl
ands, Bide by side. He drawd a pictnr
nv the white bear a rnshin over the line
and disportib hisself in fields uv green
peas. Imagine, he'remarkt, the delicacy
uv Polar bear meat fattened on strawber
riesthink nv the condishnn the sea lions
must be in wich leave their watry lairs
to feed on turnips wich erow above tha
60th parallel think riv
"It won't do." sed the President,
"Think uv," retortid tha Sekretary
with a quickness nv intellek remarkable,
"THINE OV GITTIN RID DV THE BlAIBS FOR
Will the Ahlishn Senit ratify tha
treaty i" askt Johnson eagerlyj
' ' "I converst with many on the subjiok,
and tbey sed ef we cood promise that the
Blairs'woodlaccept posishens ther they
wood do it cheerfully. For aich a pnr-
pose, sed one nv em to me, 87,000,000
is a mere bagatelle."
"i:il do it," sed Johnson. "I agree
with the Senators for once. Rather than
hev it fail I'd pay -it ont nv Mm. Oobb'a
share in oar jint spekelsshens. Freedom
from the Blair faniify I Good Hevinga !
kin one man be so blest? Is tber sich in
stote for me ? S7.000.000 ! Pish 1"
. My opinynn bein askt, I giva it. Ez
hefty ez the vencher is from a commershl
stan-pint, in a politikle pint uv view, tho
ndvantagis will be still heftier. The
Rooshn territory will finally be the chosen
home nv the Dimocrisy. Ther is already
a popnlasben there adaptid to ns, who kin
be manipnlatid without tronble. and tbe
climit is favorable to a strictly DimocrBt
ic popjolashen. The tronble with ns here
is thnf the amonnt of likker necessary
to the mannfakter nv a Dimocrat kills
him aforo be hez a opportunity nv votin
many times, wich keeps ns in a.perpet
ooal minority. Onr strength is, for cli
matic reasons, onr weaknis. FardiffVent
is it in Roosba. Ther the happy native
may drink bis qnart perday the bracin
atmosphere makin it absolootly nes3ary
for him. Ther is the troo Dimokratic
paradise. How often hev I sighed for
sich a conntry. Then, agin, ther are po
sishens uv profit. The delegates to Con
criss will, ef I hev figgered rightly, draw
abont 815,000 per session, mileage, wich
is 830.000 per year, 860.000 per term.
He cood afford to 6erve without tbo pal
try 85,000, wich wood be cheep Iegisla
And so it wnz agreed upon, nnd the
treaty wuz made by telegraph at a ex
pense nv I forgiteggsackly but I think
it wnz eummers in the neighborhood nv
820.000. Before it wuz (5 nelly couclood-
et, some other little incidentals wuz in
cloodrd by the Zir, wich run the price
to 810,200,000. bnt. that wuz notbiu for
ns. Seward went at his work with great
energy. Tbe Parchis wnz divided np
into six territories', (fur the number uv
delegates to our convcnshn'ns wcz large,
and they hed to ba provided for.) wich
woz named, tespectively, Johnson, Sew
ard, Uowan, Uoohttle, Randall and
Welles. For "ihe'oiio in the extreme
North, the farthest off. Frank Blair wnz
appinted Governor; for tbe next, Mont
gomery, and tbe next, the old. man, and
the other three wuz held in reserve for the
pure but unfortunate patriots wich might
be bereauer reieciea ror me Aaiirian
mishnn. A list wnz prokoored uv tha
delegates to our various convenshans and
them, ez hed bin martyred by the Senit,
thnr names wnz put into a wheel es at
Gift Enterprises, and tha judgeships,
marshalships, clerkships, et setry, wnz
drawd by lot. Thifijee wns sejested by
Postmaster. General Randall, ex bein tbe
easiest way of doin it. He statid that
the appmtments Jrosa his department bed
alius bin made ia this manner, es it saved
time ia eggsaminia petitions, certifikets
nv fitnis, and sicb. In this way, about
ex Bear es I km est least e, two per cent.
nv those .clsimia posisbeas at our hands
hev bia. provided. for.
The ijee is capable uv unlimited exten
sion. Tbe Administration, feelia tba re
leef it-hez gin em, are already BSgotiatia
for the British provinces. This territory
kin, by makin nv em. a little smaller, be
divided up iato, say. forty, wich, by
makin a, few more ofSaaa for each, and
bein liberal with, exdoria exDadiaauns
aad sich, will be snEcieal.to give, places
ia .all jrho really; ker, claitMjBBxm as,
aad'who.are.pusnibns V .
The Presideat breathes easier.' aod.tbe
Sekretary is placid ex a susaaer soroJa.
He he? cut'tbe Gordiaa kaot"; ie hex re-
leaved hisself bt tbe boa eoBstrikUr wich
wax crasbin him in its folds. Happiness
prevades the White House.
-Petrolkdm V. Nasbt, P. M.,
(Wich is Postmaster), and likewise Pro
fessor nv Biblikle Politicks in the
Suthern Classikle & Military Institoot.
Smokiscj and Keepiscj Bacoh. Sev
oral correspondents write as to inquire
tor meanest wsy to smoke meati and to
keep it after it is cared.
The very best material for a fire with
which to smoke bacon, is green hickory
wood, next tothat perhaps is corn-cobs.
Whatever is used for fire, the utmost
care should be taken to havo the smoke
pare from all smudgy odors which taint
To keep the meat after it is smoked,
some people succeed best to let it hang in
the emoke-honse; where this is not prac
ticable, it cab be covered with cotton
sacks, and tha outside of tbe sacks coat
ed with a thick lime wash. A perfectly
safe way to keep bacdn hams, is to cnt
them in slices of tha usnal thickness for
cooking, scald them in boiling water,
end then pack in stona jars, press them
down, and poor melted lard to fill all tha
interstices of tbe meat and to cover the
top. In this way, the meat can be used
as wsnted, and will ba nice. Ohio Far
mtr. Tomato Catsup for Cocoes. Hap
pening to be ont of lobelia once, when
Bessie and I bad cooghs, a friend told
me to try tomato catsup (other kinds
may answer as well). Well, I hunted
up a bottle of it, and it certainly relieved
us very much. We took a teaspoonfnl
at a time, and very little of it answered
as welt as any remedy-1 ever tried for
congh or eoro throat. I bad been in the
habit of getting tbe tincture of lobelia,
dilnting it with water and sweetening
with white sugar, and always fonnd it
very effectual for coughs, in teaspoon do
ses; but hereafter I intend making toma
to catsup as a family remedy for coughs,
sore throats and hoarseness. I think
jonr readers would do well, to try it.
Lard for Scalds. A few days since,
in harrying np breakfast, I spilled some
boiling coffee on my wrist, which hurt
me very much. I opened tho enpboard
to Gad something to pnt on it, and tho
first thing I saw was some lard, and I
applied it at once without wrapping np
the sore. Tba lard increased tbe pain
so much, for a few moments, that I fair
ly danced up and down the room. I
have had no more tronble with it, how
ever; tba. skin wss considerably blistered,
bnt did not break, and now only tha
scar remains. Una application was suf
Potato Poultice. Where there is tha
necessity to nse a ponltice, no person who
has once experienced the comfort of a po
tato ponltice, will again nse bread. It
is light nnd keeps hot a long time, csn
again be reheated and more than all,
does not moisten the garments or bed
clotlios which it comes in contact with.
Pare and boil the potatoes, strain and
then mesh them with a fork over the fire.
Pat them in n bag, and apply the ponl
tice as hot as the patient can bear it.
To Make Calicoes Wabit Well.
Infuse three gills of salt in four quarts
of boiling water, and put tha calicoes in
while hot, and leave them till cold ; in
this way the colors are rendered perma
nent, and will not fade by subsequent
washing. So says a lady who has fre
quently made tho experiment herself.
Nothing can bs cheaper or more quickly
A Mr. Lee told the New York Far
mers' Club that he had been a contrac
tor npon public works, and that it was a
common remark that the men from dis
tricts where buckwhest was tbe principal
article of breadstuff, were not worth
mnch as laborers. Tbey cannot endure
toil like jtboso fed npon wheat flour and
To Extikgdisr a Finx is a Cbibsbt.
Throw some powdered brimstone on
the fire in tbe grate, and then pnt a board
or something in tbe front of the fireplace
to prevent the fumes descending into tbe
room. The vapor of tbs brimstone as
cending the chimney will thea effectually
extinguish tbe soot on fire.
Bedbugs Salt Them. A lady-writes
the Texan Christian Advocate that salt
is a sure thing oa bedbugs. Wash tbe
articles and places iafested with tbe bogs
with salt and water, aad fill cracks aad
crevices where the vermin hide they
will give no more trouble. They cannot
abide where salt is.
To Remove Staiss Feom Silks.
Stains produced by vinegar, lesson jaiee,
oil of vitriol or other sharp corrosives;
may often be removed from silks by mix
ins a little pearlasb with soap lather aad
passing tbe silks tbrongh it. Spirits of
hartshorn will often also restore tbe color.
Common aalt,;dissolved ia water, aad
takes ia doses af a lahlespoonfnl. every
third hour, begianiag fifteee bonrs before
tbs time of tbe aext expected'psroxysm,
is .reported to, be (bow truly we. canaot
say) aa excellent remedy for fever, aad
A petrified, kamaa hand was lately
foand in rsd,8sadtoas at Memphis, -Tea -
,1B a paneet state 01 pawiaiauoaK
THE HATJHTBD WATZBFAXL A BitLAD
ax exoaac coon a.
Tba lade Laara lira epos ker ctck, ia aaft repoae;
Araead fcer roha tka adb are a ftuillf halo Ihiowt;
Betide aer linker rata and mice, kerDerkr',aaJkrrloa,
With kar waterfall, her ittin robe, and ilirtr lather "atote."
ol dread the lade Laara now of reitrr-erenlnr', kill.
Whereat, la baaotr aad ia pride, aka rtlfned tka oaten
Or dreama aka ef tka wnaadid httrtt litt 'nrtth btr scep
Bat, karkl a footatcp load la keard alan( ker fatber'a ball.
Up etaira it comei! tba wladowe ofthe atatel dwtlllnj
A bfaee ofpoodlet, la tbeif aleap, a dolefal howling make;
Tba lire ia turning aa anlpbarr aa Plata't lurid lake;
Tba tooUlep't at mr ladj'a door O, ladr Laon, waka!
Ska teat a female feara there, a-ttaadlag be ber aide;
'Tla clad la wbite, from bead to foot tia pale aad bollow-
And o'a Ikat for-toga waterfall It looka wltb ailtnt pride:
Tka ladr Laara caaaat move, ber teorae with fear ia tied.
"Aad bare I foon i yon oaee again, mj boonj loeka of halrl
Oh! Ion; I're aoogbt yoo, blgb aad low, aiace bead of
mine waa bare!
1 win not lay a hand an yon, to harm yna, lady fair;
Bat I mmt carry to my rare, tbla vary nighty that 'era.
"Fcr, ohl npon my bead, la life, title golden ringlelt
Aad ronnd ray roay ebeeka, wbea yoaag, la abtaing ripplea
lt'a eery cold below tha aod, 1 needt tbera more thaa yon;
1 learaa yon now, for I aaiffa tba mora; my lady fair,
With kany baada, apoa btr bead tba waterfall aha flings,
Aad from tba marble taaatle-piece a looking-glata aba
Tbaa down the long and narrow ball ber ghostly garment
Conrnairtly tbe lady Laara to bar pillow eliagt.
Tba nry rays of morning peer la glory tbrongh tbe blind,
Aad milkmen ia the waking ttreett their lirely earole wind;
Tba lady Laara amilea once more, ta all ber'losa resigned.
For a heavy weight ia taken from ber back bait aad ber
A Mild Purgative. Recently we
heard a good story of an occurrence which
took place in Newbnryport, Jlass. A
servant girl in that town went to Dr.
Spofford for advice, declaring hot. ail
ment to he pain in the bowels. Tbe doc
tor gave her a cathartic, and requested
her-to call again in- few daya, which
abo did. He asked her if she bad taken
tho medicine, to which sha replied in the
affirmative. He then aaked: " Did any
thing pass yoo, after taking it?" "Yes,
sir." she said ; "a horso and wagon, and
a drove of pigs." Tbe doctor collapsed,
remarking: "I think you mnst be better!"
A quiet family in tba conntry were
electrified, the other day, by the receipt
of a telegram from a daughter who was
teaching in a neighboring city. Tho dis
patch wss passed ronnd, and greatly ad
mired. The dashing boldness of the chi
rography csme in for its share of the
praise. Tha old lady shook her head
with an air of gratified pride, as she ejac
ulated slowly : "Ann Maria always did
write like a man; guess she's been takin
writin' Isssons ; this beats her last letter
Qualified tor the Mayoralty. A
servant girl in Covington, Ky., living in
the family of a doctor, filled tba pepper
box with horse-powders, which the doc
tor had left lying around loose. The un
suspecting saw-bones is greatly addicted
to pepper, and used a large qnantity of
tbe conditionrpowder at bis next meal.
A friend says be is now in fine condition,
has rented a stall in a livery stable, and
talks sbout running for Mayor.
" Poor Hans !" wrota a German to a
friend who had been inquiring after his
son; "be bit nimseit mit a snaiuerace,
and vas sick into bis ped for six vecks in
de month ol August, ana an nis cry vas.
Yater! Yaterr Ana ha couldn't eat
notttns? at all till becomrilained of neine
a little petter, so he could sbtand up on
. a. aa
bis elbow ana eat a cup 01 tea.
An exchange states that a rapid and
emphatic recital of the following narra
tive will generally cure liepiog"; it is cer
tainly worth a trial: "Hobbs meets
Snobbs and Nobbs; Hobbs bobs to
Snobbs snd Nobbs; Hobbs nobs with
Snobbs, and robs Nobbs' fobs. 'This
is.' savs Nobbs, ' tbs worst of Hobbs
jobs;' and Snobbs sobs."'
"Yon can't deny that we have mus
tered some of tbs finest armies ever seen
oa this globe," hsnghtily ssid the rebel
General Wade Hampton to Kilpatrick,
daring the negotiation of Johnson's sur
render to Shsrmsn. " Yes," quietly re
plied the dashing cavalryman, "you
mustered 'em, and we peppered 'em."
Oaths Uxistexded. Among the court
files at Tanaton, Mass., is tba finding of
a coroner's jury, drawn np some forty
years ago, by a lawyer, which conclades,
"that the said came to his death by
tbe visitatioa of tbe aforesaid God."
Oae of onr most Tellable exchanges
saya tbat a yonog rasa named Simon
Bodgers recently blew oat bis brains,
after bidding his wife good-bye with a
" MletT. T new. raBDDOSS VOU don't
know of nobody wbo don't waat to hire
nohndv ta do BOtBIBtr. QOn. t VOU J
The answer was, "Yes, I doa't."
Other goods may have declined, bnt
tbe rise in hoop skiris oa the streets at
pTeaeat ieqeite startling:
Whit paper baa the largest escalation?
UoBBterteit irty eaat earrsBcy.
Care oC Stallions. , ,,j
Bat fsw who have the care of itallioss
know how to treat tbem properly. Ther
are too frequently kept in soma dsrk.'il-ly-ventilated,
out-of-tSe way . stable,
wbera they stand from morning till sight
without any exercise. They are pam
pered with high feeding, and made ar
fat as bollocks prepared for slaughter1.
Thns kept in dark stables,' witbont e'xer-"
cise, and with high feeding, they are un
healthy, wishy-washy creatnres, wholly
unfit to propagate a vigorous, niuscnlar
A stallion to have justice done him' fa''
his offspring, shonld be kept in the most
perfect health. His stable bIiouM be well
lighted, woll ventilated, and he shonld''
be allowed abnndant physical exercise.
He shonld be walked at least five or six
miles daily, and a little jogging, now and
then, will do him good, even if tbe per
spiration ia raised for in this way the
pores of bis skin are opened, and the im
purities of bis system worked off. By
this means his muscular system is kept
vigorous, his constitution unimpaired
and in its highest tone; snd ha is pre
pared to impart his highest and belt
qualities to his offspring.
btallions tbat are making, a season,
however, shonld not have violent exer
cise. They shonld not be driven at' the
top of their speed shonld by bo. means
be pnt in a race, or have any thing done
to them to lessen or impair their vigor
or spirit. Tho stallion shonld ba' kept
in "fighting" condition all the time
have enough exercise to keep bim-in per
fect health bnt not. enongh to tax or
overdo his powers or exhsnst bis flow of
spirits. We bava seen tha reputations
of Btallions rained by standing and train
ing them on tho track at the same time,
tbe stallion begetting no offspring oa ac
count of his physical system being over
taxed tbe same stallion the season be
fore, when properly and judiciously ex
ercised, being a euro foal getter. ' '
As this is tha season for breeding, we
hope tha owners of stallions and aares
wil give onr remarks the consideration
the merit. Caiman's Jiurd Worldl
If experience is a good schoolmaster',
the following from a writer in tha Mdina
Farmer, is worth heeding :
Having raised potatoes sufficient for(
my own use and, commonly some to sell
every year for sixty-five years, and' hay
ing tried various methods and experi
ments, and made progress, T will stats'"'
what I have fonnd to be the most pro
ductive and remnnerative course, vix :
First. To break up award ground in'
the farl, early, or in the first part of Co-
Second. To plant about the twenti
eth of May, or sooner if tbe weather is
warm, or later if not dry ; to spread njav-
nnre on tha Barface, and harrow ia im
mediately before planting.
Third. To plant in rows three fee?
and a half apart, and in bills two feet
Fourth. To make bnt shallow boleo'
for tha hills ; put "two pieces of a. medi
um sized potato in a bill with a smalt
Inmp of lime, sufficient to make a spoon
ful when air slacked. . j ,
Fifth.. To hoe tba ground well tne'
last of June, and throw a spoonful vof
plaster or a handful of ashes, or a, mix
ture of eich. Nothing mora' will ?be"
needed, ordinarily, till harvest time, '
By pursuing tba above course, I have
always hsd a good yield, and my pota
toes, for ten years past, have been of a
superior quality, the net proceeds fifty
per ceni. more insn lormeny oy apriDg
plowing. My man put more lime in tbo"
bills last spring tbaa I bad before used,'
and tbe potatoes are better tbaa I ever
saw before, very smooth, of tbe Ofono'
kind, not a scar or mark upon them, and'
of a large size. -A
It is trns that I am bnt a saulTJar-'
raer, or. in fact not a farmer, being past
labor; bnt I was bred np a farmer, and
whea yonng cleared up a farm of fifty
acres, and managed it with good success :
raised two hnndred bushels' of com,
wheat. aad rye in 1801 , with my owa-le-bor
or by changing. ' ,
Pbopaoatioh or Root PlAsts. Root
plants. are freely grown from small"cie-
ces ofroots cnt from tbe parent plant.
We think very lew amataera are aware
bow easily tbey may iacrsass Jlbiratock'
of raspberries, blackberries, or of, seed
ling pears, apples, quinces, Ac., bylsim
pie pieces of ths roots. Early ia spring,
dig the earth a way carefully from BfBand'
the tree or plant which yon wish topatop'
agata; then with:a sharp knife, cot from
the roots pieces, of . from aa, iaekthree.'
inches long; take them to a piece of well
prepared gfoond, "jsted smooth oatop ;'
lay them oa it; at distance, from leM to
three iaebes' apart ;rcover witb aa iech
deep of. clear jaad, and' thea aboa-two"
inches ofpeat rauek, or light rbtteaeaf
mold.' Nearly every piece of roof will'
grow, an'd' in the fall'prestat job with''
good strong plsnts. ' - '-
hin astNkw" TlkY. It'haTlrsefi as
certained that well cared bay" weighed ia-'
the field July. 20tbr aad, tbeg atofkW ia:
tbe bera aatil Febrasry,20tb, bedpost
27,Vper' cent, of iu weight. It is,' there-.
aWtbin from tbe bar at Maid-'
wister. ' 3 ". si