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Oner I met a chimin; maiden,
ar np by the 8n of Azof ;
lying I tnnd my bet to win her,
liul die answered, "Nut lor Joseph."
I flirted it hex erery erenbe
Till I almost wished my hum off-;
Smiling, peeping o'er ber nil mlder:
All she said was, "Sot for Joseph."
Then I ran down to the water.
And I quickly took my dothee off;
JJUl aa 1 was jusj a-piungnig.
Some one cries out, '
rut, -. II
Sinn I saw it all was frote off;
Awl the people Wned in shmitinz,
2Io, mun ami, n for Joseph."
Mad, I cried, "Is there no weapon.
Quick and son, a body kpows of!"
And the wretches onlr mocked me.
Screaming, yelling, -Xot for Joseph.
Headlong nubed I to the draff store,
Arsenic I got a duse of t
Tp it came in fifteen minutes.
To the tune of, "Not for Joseph." a
Then I bought a hi; rerolrer
Such a one as always goes off,
Bnt. when I bad pulled the trigger,
Snapped the cap O, " JTot for Joseph."
Then I swore I'd catch my death mid.
And 1 pulled my Winter hose off.
But the sun shone warm and pleasant
And the birds sang, "2iotfor JoM-ph.
Xfslf my Kingdom for a broad-axe
Will not some one cut my tors off
All the answer I could bear ws, n
"No, you loony, not for Joseph.
Back I went nnto my clumber,
Hoping there to smoke my woes off ;
But tmie thief had toI n my nieenchanm
Left his card, with Jot ur Joseph.
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Taw Becra Bewrt.
The Deacon wan not viry ranch behind, if the
following story be tmc In a small town on the
Schuylkill Hirer, there U a church in which the
singing had run dtrttn. It had been led many
years by one of the deacons, whose -voice and
musical pom era had heea gradually foiling. One
evening the clergyman gave out the hymn, which
was in an odd measure, rather harder than usu
al, and the deacon led off. Uxon its conclusion
the minister rase and said:
" Brother B will please repeat the hymn as
I cannot pray after such singing."
TTia flMuin vprv conitmitedl r tiitrfiMi into nnnth-
ther tunc, and the clergyman proceeded with His
prayer. Hat ing finished, he took up the book to
give the second hymn, when he was interrupted
by the deacon gravely getting np and saj ing in a
voice audible to the whole congregation:
"Will Mr. make another prayer f It would
be impossible for me to sing after such a prayer
"Knowfj iie Fobgot Something." "I say,
Cavt'n," aaid a little-eyed man, as he landed from
the steamer IVytona, at Natchez, " I say, cap'n,
this 'ere aint all." "That's all the baggage you
brought on board, sir," replied the captain.
"Well, see now, it's according to list four boxes,
three chests, two baii'boxes, a portmantu, two
hams (one part cut), three ropes iuyons, and a
tea-kettle; but I'm dubersome. I feel there's
something short, though I' e counted 'em nine
times, and never took ray eyes on 'em while ou
board; 'there's something not right, somehow."
"-Well, strautrer. the time's nn: there's all I know
of; so bring up your wife and five children out of
f be cabin, and wvre on. Them s um, darn it,
them's um! I kuowed I forgot something,"
According to a printer's types, an old lady re
cently read an item in one of the papers descri
bing how a grindstone burst in a saw factory, and
killed four men. She just happened to remem
ber that there was a small grindstone down in
her cellar, leaning np against the wall. So she
went out and got an accident insurance policy,
and then, summoning the hired girl, and holding
the pie-board in front of her, so that if the thing
exploded her face uouldnotbe injured, she had
'the stone 'taken ont in the alley, where twenty
four buckets of water were thrown on it, and a
stick was stuck in the hole, bearing a placard mar
ked "Dangerous." She sajs it's a mercy the
whole honse was not blown to pieces by the thing
A PATRIOTIC German in St. Louis gets off the
following: "My friend," said he, "I tells yon
vat I dinks if these Irishers come to dis coon try
to make a fuss about der religions, I yoost goes for
achlocking both on the kope and make 'em be
have deaaelbs. Vat de deivel have we Americans
got to do nut der onuigra and snch dings f If dey
wants some fights, let 'em go back to da places
dey rooms from and git all de fighting dey wants.
I chines do native American and goes to New York
and pitches de wholo crowd into hell gate and do
At the Manchester Exhibition, there was a large
fresco representing the death of Almalom. On the
one side was seen the Jewish prince hanging by
the hair from the branches of an oaki on the oth
er was the mule ho bad been ridinc callonin!-
away, wild aml scared. Two men, evidently of
norsey proclivities, looiceu at trie picture a long
time in silence. At length one of them exclaimed:
"Well, he deserved it! What a stupid fellow he
must have been to think of riding such a vicious
brute as that with nothing but a suaflle!"
Is one issue of a Kentucky journal was an ac
count of a mysterious suicide of a young female
the name of the unfortunate victim being with
held, and the manner of her death, for motives
which would appear in dno time. The next num
ber gave the particulars; the suicide was a Miss
Nancy Goat, who "put her head between two up
right fencepalings and then slung herself on the
pullback." The leisure time of the editors of the
Columbia Spectator must drag wearily.
A lady's husband being away from home, died
while absent. One of the neighbors being re
quested to inform her of her husband's death,
found her at dinner, and when he informed her of
the fleath she requested the neighbor to wait un
til she had finished her dinner, when he wonld
hear some lond bawling.
Ax irritable and somewhat irreverent person is
the sheruTof Perry Conntv, Ills. He made retnrn
to a document left with him for service the other
day, as follows: "I retnrn this execntion, defen
dant not ionnii in my imnnty, ne being dead and
in h 1, d n him. Don't bother me any more
Hobace Grkfxky has written to an Illinois
farmer that cotton-growing upon the prairies
could probably be-made profitable, if care was ta
ken of the young trees. Besides the profit from
the sale of cotton, the wood could be used for buil
ding and fencing purposes.
The following "bull" is said to be French, not
Irish. A speaker in a meeting, while warming np
to this subject, exclaimed: "Admire the prodi
gious strength of Samson! With the jaw-bone of
an ass he pnt a thousand Phil iatines to the sword."
Cosundhcm by a clergymen at a dinner party
Why don't they build mills on the lower Missis
si pnt f Answer Dam it they can't. By a lady
of the partr Why does the devil never skate t
Answer Where in hell can he find ice I
" YOB'n better look our foryour hnss feet atmve
here, mister, " said a ragged hoy to a Reading trav
eller, --vtuyj saiu tne geuiieman, nervous! v
pulling np. "'Cos there's a fork in the road
there," was the roguish reply.
Dmuxo the camp-meeting 8nndnr last a minis
ter happened to meet a Texan. After ralkingfo
him some minntes. he said something abont Christ
being dead. The Texan said, "Well, I declare, was
he insured f"
"Mother," said a bright little girl, "is hell a
hot place I" Being a little pnzrh-d what renly to
make, the mother answered "Yes." "Then."
said the little one, "why don't they rum the
At a recent Sabbath school concert a little lioy
Mood up to say his "piece." and forgetting his
text, hesitated a moment, then with all the assu
rance possible said, "Blessed are theshoe-makers."
"Ok of the candidates latelv before Califor
nia Conntv Board of Exatnintin'n gave the follow
ing definition of the word "phlebotomy:" "Phle
botomypertaining to the bottom of a phlce."
At the women's camp meeting at Bound Lake,
a Mrs. Wittenmeyer said there was more money
in the nncircumciseil ears of woman than in their
missionary boxes. What did she meant "
Bot," si tdan Ill-tempered old fellow to a noisy
rad. " what are vou hollerin' for when I a am going
going; by br, when I ata hollerin V
Ax Iowa minister's daughter runs store bills,
and with an innocent abandon tells the dry goods
men to "charge ittaths man her father is wor
king for Jesus Christ "
Tuts lsfcnw a Chicago paper announced a Fourth
of JiOe oration: "E.B. Sherman will take the
unrircrimcTsed American eagle by the tail, and
smite him thus."
"Shtjick to dhem vat shidrks to you." Veil,
sboee it vas a boleccmans vat shdicksda MBUt
a clop, vat dhenf ' -
gtt tie sfarmejf.
-Apiary for Sepieasfcer.
" When bees cease gathering surplus honey for
the season, which in many places occurs in this
month, they should have enough sealed honey in
the hive to winter them safely. If they do not
have itthey should immediately be fed until
they do have it. Undoubtedly the lest way to
do this is to give them sealed honey troni another
hi ve, if pract itable; ol hen ise t hey may be fed liqui
fied honey, or a syrup made by boiling refined su
gar in enough water to make -it of the consisten
tency of honey, adding one or two ponuds of honey
to each ten pounds of sugar, to keep it from crys
talizing. I have feil barrel f sugar in the fall, Trhgi I
had a lot of light late swarms without suffi
cient supplies. They do not generally winter as
well as those'that gather sufficient supplies ear
lier in the-season. IT then liquid feed must be
used, feed Jwt as early as) on decide it will be
Bersgeimc uysenteryin winter from eating
poor or sour honey, bad air, from perhaps impro
Sealed honey rarely sours; unsealed sours very
easily if kept in a cellar or damp place, especially
if in a comb uncovered with bees.
When bees gather supplies late or are fed, there
is usually a lot of unsealed honey. It would be
well to remove this with a machine from the out
side combs, and in all xorobs where the bees
will not cluster, as it is worse, than waste for the
bees to nse it after it sours.
Those using machines to remove surplus honey
will sometimes have swarms with too little first
quality honey remaining when the season closes,
especially when the fall snpplies are less abun
dant than usual. Liquid feed will not fully make
np such a deficiency.
For fall feeding, nse plain tin feeders with up
right side, coated with wax on the inside, and
supplied with wooden floats. Ther hold about
five pounds each, and shonld be filial daily till
the swarm is supplied. Set them inside the cap,
and feed just at night.
I have been thus explicit on this point of un
sealed honey, because I believe it to be a prolific
source of trouble afterward, and because it is a
point frennently overlooked.
If Mr. Gallup's directions for August have been
followed, the swarms will now all be strong, and
but little more now remains to be done, except
to remove surplus honey and contract the en
trances to prevent trouble by robbing. There
is, however, little trouble with the Italians in
this respect. J. L. Hubbard, in Bee Kttpcri Journal.
Feediag aad Fecal for Flaw.
Mr. S. O. Stcarn, a celebrated English breeder
of pigs, describes his management of them as fol
lows: "Pigs cat the feed much better when it is fresh.
I gHe them a Tariety of meal, such as wheat,
maize, barley, and whateeris most convenient to
mix together. I have it all wetted with cold wa
ter, and then scald it with boiling water, and
sprinkle it with salt. What is mixed one day is
used the next, thns giving sufficient time to allow
the food slightlv to ferment and cool sufficiently
to feed with. This is my winter plan, but in the
summer I mix all with cold water, and feed with
cold food. Between meals I give them whole
maize, and mangold wnrzel or swedes cnt small, a
little coal and soil occasionally, and allow them
plenty of clean water. When pigs are put np for
fattening, I find nothing better to feed them with
than barley and maizo meal, mixed together into
slops, water always kept? by them, and a little
mangold cnt for them occasionally. It is very
beneficial to wash and brush as often as conve
nient. This is quickly done by experienced hands,
and will amply repay for the trouble. lam cer
tain that the cottagers would find their pigs fat
ten a good deal faster if they would wash and
brush them, and feed them with warm food, in-j
eieau ui iuuu aim ice; ana luac mey wouiu tie well
paid for any little extra trouble it might cause
them. They shonld also be fed two or three times
a day. Good-bred and well-fed store pigs will al
ways consume the refuse which a bad-bred ones
A snug shed or stable is best for wintering colts,
irovided they be halter-broke, which they should
ie before winter sets in. They will eat aU sorts
of coarse food, bnt should have a little grain or
meal according to their size and age. They should,
if convenient, run out a part of the flay. They
love to forage ou a cattle dung-heap, and pick out
the waste litter. Let them liave all they want of
it, as it is a healthy variety for them. A dry pas
ture, when snow is off the ground, is a good
change for them also. We have w intered many
colta in our farming, and found that nothing got
through the season easier than they. Their hair
gets long and sometimes rough. No matter, there
is a close fur under it, and it keeps tbem dry and
warm, and they are all the better in the spring.
Euongh to eat, with good shelter, is all they want
to keep them healthy and growing. But they
should not run out with the cattle, as they are
liable to get hooked, while they, in tnrn, drive the
cattle from their food. Every one to his own kind
in tne tarmyam, as other appropriate places.
ProtecUsm of Waaler Wheat.
It is suggested bv a western fanner, says The
Maryland Farmer, that wheat fields may be pro
tected from the severe weather of winter by
sowing oats with tho wheat, or rather son ing oats
first and covering them, and then follow in a day
or two with wheat. It is thought the oats, will
help protect the wheat- during the winter, disap
pearing, of course, in the spring. Another plan is
to mulch the wheat, late in tbe fill, with fine
mannre, or lacking this, with a coating of straw.
What effect either of these plans may have in pro
tecting the wheat from the severity of the winter,.
we no not Know, uae or an ot them might be
tried on small lots of ground, and their compara
tive merits be tested at a trilling expense. As the
country becomes divested of the forest trees the
wheat fields are exposed to increasingly severe
trials from wind and frost Less snow fally now
than formerly, and what does come is borne from
the wheat fields bv the winter blasts which career
over them since divested of the protection of snr
As the time has arrived for potatoesA-tho early
sorts to be harvested, I wish to say to those who
have them to harvest, to put them in barrels as
the best mode of disposing of them. There are
those who have tried this for years, and can not
bo persuaded to keep their potatoes in any other
way. Dig and expose to the air till dry ; then put
up as uirecied, raiting me oarreis to tne nelu.
Store in the cellar, any part most convenient
The advantage is that the air is not exposed, as
with open bins, which often vitiate it, and always
lrave a potato odor. Yon have nothing of this.
Another advantage; you can-put where most con
venient, and move at pleasure, with little'difHcnl
ty, and you may place tier upon tier of Kirrels till
up to the floor. When it is wishedjo nse any, a
barrel is opened and used, and so on i th the rest,
leaving no aire, I ne gronna remaining in tne bar
rel. Or, if it is wished to sell, they are already
pnt np. Any barrel will do, so that it is strong
enough a salt barrel as good as any. Ccasfry
Ctok op Ciiouc iv HonsKS. S. T. D., a corres
pondent from Franklin, Missouri, to the Sural
ITorH, savs tho. following is a certain cure for
cholic in horses. I have seen it trial dozens of
times, and always with success. I am sure it will
save any horse if my directions are followed.
Dissolve one pint of salt in a pint of hot water
then add a quart of good vinegar and pour half
of this mixture down the horse's throat. If the
horse is not well in half an hour, give him the
balance, and yon will soon find him all right.
Place for Yocb Tools. Pnt tools under cov
er. A hoe, spado or plow wilLlast one's life time,
nlmnst, if properly taken care of and housed. If
yon have no tool honse, erect one. for yon cannot
afford to let vour tannine imnlementji lie mnnd
loose, exposed to the weather and rhanres of be
ing run over and broken. A thriftv and earrfnl
farmer is known at once bv the good quality, fino
condition and lustrous polish of his tools.
TriE United States istho-onlv conntrv in the
world that either in ancient or modern times, has
produced peaches in sufficient quantities to allow
them to liecome a common marketable rnmmfVt.
ity: so cheap that the poor as well aa thavrioh.
may regale tnemselves and their families with the
most wholesome and delicions of fruits at very
small expense, and with every prospect that they
will still be more abundant and cheaper.
Thk State of Michigan, in view of the impor
tance of the peach trade, has fixed the capacitvof
a peach basket by statutory enactment. Theiaw
ofthe Statesays: "Theqnnntitv known as a box
or basket of peaches shall contain 761 and 4-5 cn
bio inches, or one-third of a bushel strict measure."
S ATS an excliange: It takes ten ponndaof milk
to make a pound of cheese, and twenty-onerionnds
nf'i for "I0,"1 f butter; therefore, whui
milk W five cents a qnart, butter should bring
fiRr-one and avhalf cents, and cheese twenty-five
cents a pound.
Old Fexck. WhenCpncca become old, and the
boards begin to come off, Hail upright facing strips
npon them against each post, .and the boards will
lie held to their places, and the fence will last
several years longer.
Wester corn husks have given large nam
bers of hogs adisaas called the "mad itch.'1
Dio Lkwis says, 'never marry a woman with
a small waist" .
$uy rrap fftfrfu
TELLMtt IKE BEES.
bt jobs o. WBrrmu.
Here la the placet right over the bill
Buna the path I took ;
You can see the cap in the old wall srJH,
And the steppGis-at-siea la the shallow brook.
There Is the bouse, with the gate red barred,
And the poplars tall;
And the baro?a brown length, and the rattle-yard.
And the white hots tossing above the waD.
There are the bee-hrrea ranged tn fata ana;
And down by the brink
Of the brook are her poor Bowers, weed o'errun,
Famsy and daffodil, rose and pink.
A year baa rnne. as the tortoise goes.
Heavy and slaw;
And ffco same rose blows, and the same ana glows,
And the aaase brook abiga of a year ago.
There's the same sweet cbrrer-smell la the breese:
And the June sun warm
Tanclea his wings of Are In the trees.
Setting, as then, over Femside farm.
I mind me bow, with a lorer'a care,
From my Sunday coat .
I brushed off the burs, and smoothed my hair.
And cooled at the brook-side my brow and throat.
Since we parted, a month bad passed
To love, a year;
Down through the beeches I looked at last.
On the little red gate and the well-sweep near.
I ran see It all now the slantwise rain
Of light through the ieavea.
The sundown's blaze on the window pane.
The bloom of her loses under the eares.
Just the aune as a month before
The bouse and the trees, ,
The barn's brown gable, tbe vine by the door
- Xothlng changed but the hires of bees.
Before them, under the garden wall.
Forward and back.
Went, drearily singing, the chore-girl small.
Draping each hire with a shred of black.
Trembling, I listened : the Summer sua
Had the chQl of anowt
For I knew she was telling the bees of one
- Gone on the Journey we all must got
Then I said to myself: "My Mary weeps
For the dead bday :
Haply ber blind old giandaire sleeps
The fret and paia of his age away."
Bnt ber dog whined low; on the doorway sill.
With his cane to bis chin.
The old man sat; and the chore-girl still
Sung to the bees stealing out and in.
And the song she was singing, ever since
In my ear sounds on:
"Stay at borne, pretty bees, fly not hence I
Mistress Mary la dead and gone !"
A remarkable custom, brought from the old country,
formerly prevailed in the rural districts of New England.
On the death of a member of the family, the bees were at
onco informed of the event, and their hives dressed in mour
ning. This ceremonlsl was supposed to be necessary to
prevent the swarms leaving their hives and seeking a new
FIFTY 1-KABfl AGO.
The old settlers of Bush County had a meeting
at Knshville, Indiana, on the 17th ult, which was
well attended and passed off pleasantly. Among
the "old settlers" was Isham Webb, eighty-seven
years of age, who proved a full hand in the har
v est field this season.
The following letter from the Hon. David Kil-
goro was one of the features of tne occasion
Yorktowx, IXD-.Angust 14.
George B. Bern, Eqn Butktille, lad.:
Dkar Sir: Yours of the 31st ult, kiudly invit
ing me to attend a meeting of the old settlers of
Kusn Comity ana vicinity, on tne I7tn inst- came
to hand by due course of mail, and is now before
me. I regret extremely that sickness in my family
renders it impossible for me to comply with your
Let me assure yon, my dear sir, and, through
you, all that may be present at the meeting, that
it would afford me great pleasure to ineetand ox
chance erretinirs with the men of JUrVTears aso.
many of whom will no doubt be present at your
meeting. Tiie men ot ntty years ago uuu uie
women, too, God bless them were a difierent class
of people from those of the present day and gener
ation. They n ere honest, unsuspicious and unas
suming; yet each considered himself the equal of
the greatest in the land. Wealth and Jiosi tiou had
not then created the odious, hateful and unnatural
distinctions iu society that now divide our com
munities into selfish clans and classes, which are
fruitful onlyof heartburnings, bitter jealousies and
heartless bickerings. Fifty years ago, no locks,
bolts or bars needed to guard against burglars and
thie es. Fifty years ago defaulting public officers
were nnheard of in our land. Fifty j ears ago men
were in tho habit of swearing to the existence or
non-existence of facts, "acccording to the best of
their knowledge ; now many sw car to the best ad
vantage for themselves or friends. Fifty years
ago political parties tolerated honest differences
of opinion, without severing social relations or en
gaging in bitter and acrimonious denunciations.
Fifty years ago labor was considered honorable,
and the worth of men and women was measured
by their habits of industry and usefulness to so
ciety, instead of bj their ornament in dress or of
the skill of the tailor or handiwork of the milli-'
ner and mantanmakcr. Fifty years ago our par
lors (pardon me, our log cabins were furnished
with spinning wheels and looms instead of pianos
and melodeons. Fifty years ago onr dear young
ladies, instead of applying rouge, lily white and
other cosmetics, used a little healthful exercise,
snch cs washing, scrubbing, spinning, weaving,
gie vigor to their bodies ami a healthy bloom
their cheeks. Ffty years ago, our onug ladies in
selecting husbands, preferred the plainly dressed.
hardfisted mechanic, or industrious farmer, to the
street-corner dandy, with soft hands and softer
heads, with neither capital, industry or brains.
Fifty years ago, bur young ladies of the bat fa mi
tie, were not ashamed to have it known that they
assisted their mothers iu doing kitchen work, anil
family washing, and knew how to cook a meal's
victuals, and make a shirt Fifty years ago, we
nu,1rMl nnr 1,1,1 In antral tmn,.hji-Qfl1.M -ifv.u
and babv wagons were nnseen or nnheard of in
ventions. Bnt lest I shonld be regarded as an old
f"Ky wedded to old things, and toTjId times, I will
pass from the things and the scenes of fifty years
ago to the present Our railroads, steamships, tel
egraphs, reapers, mowers, thrashers, sewing ma
chines, and thousands of other labor-saving and
useful inventions, show that onrs has been an age
of progression, and that, withal, we may no't have
improved in morals and honesty of purpose, wo
have rapidly progressed in many things necessary
for our national wealth, fame and greatness, and
judging of the future by the past I venture to
predict that tbe man who may, at the end of the
next fifty years, compare that with the present
era, will be able to point proudly to thousands of
other inventions and improvements, now covered
by the veil of fntnritv. that will be full- as use
ful, aud now unlooked for, as even those of the
present nay to uamty years ago. I conclude with
good wishes to all. David Killcore.
GeacrapUeal Biscaveiy la Callfansla.
Tbe Visalia fCal.) Delta says: .
"We understand that a partv of mountaineers
have at length been able to penetrate the great
basin of the middle fork of the Kaweah nver.
This region has heretofore only been viewed from
the snmmi t of the Sierras. The party referred to
procured the services of an old Indian; be led the
party a short distance np the second north fork,
and then, instead of pursuing the course general
ly followed by parties making efforts in this direc
tion, he turned back aronnd the edge of a certain
big blnff rock, and ascending behind it, soon led
the party into a rolling country covered by the
most magnificent pinery in this portion ofthe
State. It is said that there is evidence of an old
8panish trail having run into this region, but that
no one has been able to follow it beyond a certain
point where a large slide has taken place in the
bluff. There is a legend that a mine of the pre
cious metals was once worked by the Spanish in
the region referred to, that tho miners were mur
dered by the Indians, and that an English com
pany were left in possession of a chart contain
ing a diagram of thiamine. It will be bnt a short
time before the truth of this legend is tested."
Somk of the spoons which Gen. Israel Putnam
had made of the silver he received for his services
in the revolutionary war have recently come into
the possession of Cob J. Ware Bntterfield, of Con-
coru. a. a. inev are. lonr laoie-enoons. aimnt
-sight inches long, perfectly plain, and two trov
uuumiiu weiguu xne marKing is oi a rat ner
unmiuve cnaracter, wtinm an oval on tne band
ies, "L P. B. D.," the latter standing for Betsey
Dana, Mrs. Putnam's maiden name.
Ax Eastern man, travelling in Oregon, announ
ces it as his opinion that the people are an easy
going act. He asked for a draught of milk at sev
eral r farm houses, and was invariably answered
that he conldn't have it, because in summer this
cows got down in'the bottom lands and did not
come up. He left in disgnst, on finding that his
hint, that an enterprising population might go
after the cows and drive them up, was received
with an incredulous smile.
The name of Cheyenne is said to 'be a corrup
tion of Shy Ann. Tbe first lady in the place was
Ann , a retiring, shy creature, but who has
since, by the law of Wyoming, liecome a noted
politician. The place was called Shy Ann, but be
came corrupted to Cheyenne.
GrOROK CxcrssnAXK had no idea of beeomino-
an artist in early life. He began his career aaa
saQor; was afterwards an actor: finally took; tap
the pencil sinpljr aa a means of aiding his parents,
fistful an $utm$.
. nisi Ian Iw Ifsdfa.
Thu most pamfDjcd'ae disease of, the nails is
caused by the improper -auanner of catting the
nail (generally of the great toe) and then wear
ing a narrow, badly made shoe. The nail begin
ning to crow-too lone aod rather wide at the cor-'
ner, is often trimmed around the corner, which
gives temporary relief, bat it then begins to grow
wider in the side where it was cut oft, and. as the
shoe presses the flesh against the comer, the nail
cnta more and more into the raw flesh, which be
comes more and more tenderand irritable. If this
state continues long, the toer becomes more and
more painful and ulcerated, and fungus (proud
flesh) spouts np from the sorest points. Walking
greatly increases the suffering, till positive rest
Begin the effort atrenre by simple application
to tbe tender part of a small quantity of tincture
of perchloride of iron. There is immediately a
moderate sensation of pain, constriction, or burn
ing. In a very few minutes the tender surface is
feu to be dried up, tanned, mummified, in cases
to be paiufoL The patient, who before could not
put but foot on the floor, now finds that he can
walk upon it without pain.
By permitting the hardened,wood-like flesh to
remain for two or three weeks, it can be easily re
moved by soaking the foot in warm water. A new
and healthy structure is found, firm and solid, be
low. If there aftert he nails be no more cnt
around the corners or sides, bnt always curved in
across the front, they will in future grow only
straight forward; and by wearing a shoe of reas
onably good size and shape, all further trouble
will be avoided.
! vs. Short IaustB WIcka.
A correspondent of the Scientific American says:
"Allow meto give your numerous readers tbe
benefit of my expenence witn long wicks. I cram
all the wick that I possibly can into the lamp, fill
up the interstices with sponge, and saturate the
whole thoroughly with kerosene. I have al
ways fonnd the supply sufficient for the long
est winter night; as long as any oil remains
in the wick, the lamp keeps burning. I have had
this fairly tested. One of my little ones a two-year-old
contrived to upset a small table support
ing a lamp. With the exception of breaking' the
fdass, no further damage was done, not even soil
ngthe carpet In fact, my plan was brought
about from a singular accident, and a narrow es
cape from serious damage. As tbe wick burns
away, I keep filling np with sponge, and I think
I have tbe nearest approach to a safety lamp."
The Isirrmtax of Frail Caamiaa;.
It is not generally known that the art of pre
serving fruit in cans had its origin in Gettysburg,
as the result of the experiments made by the late
Prefessor Jacobs, in tbe wiuter of 1843 and 184S.
Knowing that meats had long been preserved iu
cans, and referring the preservation of fruit by
means of sugar to the action of the syrup in ex
cluding the air, he contended that a better and
more economical application of the sameprinciple
might be made. Reducing the fruit to a pulp, or
surrounding it with a sufficient amount of liquid
to fill up all spaces, the air was expelled by rais
ing the heat to the boiling point. The cans being
then filled and soldered so as to be air tight, the
experiment proved a perfect success. Communi
cated at first to a few of his friends, the art was
rapidly made known, so that in three years time
it Had spread to all pans ot tno country. rita
Poison in Bread. It is urged that liquor
should not be drunk for the reason that most of it
is adulterated with poisonous sulistanccs. This
reasoning can not bo controverted; bnt what
shall we do when the same state of facts is pre
sented as to bread f A writer in the Food Journal
Out of twenty samples o (bakers' bread anal zed
and examined by me, only three were xisitivery
gennine, while sixteen w ere contaminated with
an actual poison. The quantity is not so great as
to show immediate effects, but thousands are un
consciously consuming a half-grain of sulphate of
copper everyday a habit that can not be long
practiced with impunity.
Damp Proof Mucilage for Labfxs. The Jr
csircs of Fkarmaeu gives the following recipe:
Macerate five parts of good glue in eighteen tn
twenty parts of water for a day, and to tho liquid
add nine parts of rock caudy and three parts of
cum arable. The mixture can bo brnshed upon
paper while lukewarm ; it keeps well, does not
stick together, and, when moistened, adheres firm
ly to bottles. For the labels of soda or seltzer
water bottles, it is well to prepare a paste of good
rye flour and glne, to which linseed oil, varnish,
and turpentine have been added, in the proportion
of half an ounce each to the pound. Labels pre
pared in tho latter way do not fall off in damp
Carpets, Dust axd Disease. An atmosphere
impregnated with the dust which has gathered in
carpets and remained there for a considerable
length of time, is posit" ely unhealthy. The dust
after being stagnant for some time, especially in
warm weather, presents myriads of animalculie.
To prevent the e il the carpets should be cleaned
often. The dnst should be thoronghly removed
every month. The trouble of taking np, shaking,
and replacing will be amply repaid, first in tbe
matter of health, secondly, in preserving tho car
pet Home and Health.
The fart seems well established that certain ar-.
tides, such as old wearing apparel, well-dried
wood, &c-, are capable of generating sufficient
heat to induce combustion without tbe applica
tion of fire. "We think that not a few of the nu
merous fires, "supposed to be the work of an in
cendiary," are caused by, perhaps, a rag which
has been nsed with benzine by the frugal house
wife to clean a coat, or by the heat which is
known to be generated from articles of silk, cot
ton, &C, shut np in a close room.
To Stop Bleeding. It is said that bleeding
from a wound, on a man or beast, may be stopped
by a mixture of wheat flonr and common salt, iu
equal parts, bound on with cloth. If the bleed
ing be profuse, use a large quantity, Bay from one
to three pints. It may be left.on for hours, or
even days if necessary. The person who gave ns
this recipe says that, in this manner, he saved the
life of a horse which was bleeding from a wounded
artery; the bleeding ceased iu five minutes after
QcrxiXE Bisccrrs. A new dietary article has
been introduced by the London bakers, in the
shape of quinine biscuits. They are small, ex
tremely well made, and have a pleasant and del
icately bitter f tvor. Each biscuit is estimated to
contain one-fourth of a grain of quinine, and for
delicate stomachs, or where it is desirable to dis
guise medicine as mnch as possible, or to combine
food with midicine in a perfectly agreeable form,
these biscuits are likely to become popular.
A scientific Jonrnal savs : " It is well known
that when the color of a fabric has been destroy
ed hy acid, ammonia U applied to neutralize the
same. But it is not so well known that after tho
application of ammonia chloroform will, in almost
all cases, restore the original color. Chloroform
will remove paint from a garment when almost
everything else fails." .
Bxjtovrxo Warts from the Hasds-TIio i?-
ralXete Yorker Ktyn: Amixtnreof two parts of
nitne acid to one of muriatic acid is agood remedy
for warts. It should be applied to the warts with
a small brush from a broom, and care mnst be jta
ken not to get acid on the flesh, as it will make a
sore. Saleratna will counteract tbe action of the
Glce Kettles. -A few holes, lmred in' a glue
kettle, is a horizontal line neartbe rim, will allow
steam from the boiler to enter the kettle, and so
prevent tho glne from solidifying qn tbe side.
The hole need not be bored all round the kettle,
as it is handy to be able to pour glne out of one
side without waiting it
It is stated that if a piece of polished iron be
immersed in water, its surface becomes rusty,
owing to the absorption of oxygen from the wa
ter. IT, however, a second piece of iron be intro
duced after a time, this will not rust, but the wa
ter will be fonnd to retain its sweetness and pu
rity for a long time, unchanged.
HniTDT for Fresh WocxDtv Bind nn the
cut orwonnd with-fineor pulverized earth, and
renew the earth in the course of a few hours. The
remedy is simple and within the reach of every
one. Earth is a complete deodorizer, and acta
like a charm on fiesh wounds.
A corrzsfoxdext in the interest of humanity
informs the New York Tribune that an aggravated
ease of cancer in the face was cared by inserting
a seton in the leg, and thns keeping np a perpet
ual issue. AH vestiges ofthe usually fatal afflic
tion have vanished.
To WHrrExPiAXoKrrs-The ivory keys to a
piano which have become yellow "may be made
white again by washing, them with a sponge with:
diluted sulphurous acid, or a solution of hyposol
phate of soda, and exposed to the sun.
Ax Enebsh ph vsirian rennrta that nw thm
poOT.TOblnng the soles ofthe feet with garlic is
very popular aa a preventive against disease.
LOBELIA is Said to ti- hem mamsaaAiflw mA-
SftUct f ?ftrg.
(From Bmrtr', WMtyJ
VOW BETSY A.XB 1 MABG Vl.
BT Wilt. K. CaBtnOX.
Givena your haad.Hr. Lawyer: how do yoa do to-day I'
Ton drew up that paper I s pose yoa want yonrpay.
Bon tent down your Octirea; ankelt anXora VI
For that 'ere wrlttrm arreesMat was Just the BlUi' of K.
Gobi' home that create', I tcH yon I was Woe,
Thlnkia' of all toy rrouUss, and what I waa rout' to do;
Aad If my bosses hadn't beee the steadiest team alive.
They'd 've tipped me over, certain, for I couldn't see where
Xo for I waa laborin under a heavy load;
No for I was traTeDin' an entirely different road:
For I waa a-traein' over the path of oar lives agin.
And srein' where we missed tbe way, and where we might
And many a corner we'd turned that Just to a quarrel kd.
When I oorht to ve held my temper, and driven straight
And the more I thought it over, tbe more these memories
And the more I atrock the opinion that I waa the most to
And things I had lane forgotten kept risin' In my mind.
Of little nutters betwixt ns, where Betsy was good and kind.
And these things they Sasjbed all through me, aa yoa know
things sometimes will,
When a feller's alone in the darkness, and every thins la
"Bnt" says I. "we'rejso far along to take another track.
And when I put my hand to the plow I do not oft torn back ;
And tain't an nncommon thing now, for conplea to amash
And so I set my teeth together, and vowed Td see It through,
When T come In sight o' the boose, 'twas aome'at In the
And jost aa I tnrned a hill ton, I see tbe kitchen light:
Which often a han'soma ptctax' to a hungry person makea,
Bnt it don't interest a frller mnch that's gain' to pan up
And when I went In the boose, the table waa set for
jl eono. a anpprr a l ever saw, or ever want to see :
And Ieraxmncd the agreement down my pocket aa well aa
And fell to eatin' my victuals, which somehow didn't taste
And Betsy she pretended to look abont the boose.
But she watched my aide coat pocket like a cat would watch
And then she went to foolin' a little with her cap.
And latently readin' a newspaper, a-holdln' it wrong side np.
A nd when Fd done my sapper, I drawed tha agreement est,
Andfive It to ber without a word, fur she knowed what
And then I hummed a Utile tune, lrat now and then a note
Waa bo'sted by some animal that hopped np in my throat.
Then Betsy she got her specs from off the mantel-shelf,
4.nd read tbe article over quite softly to herself i
Read it by little and little, for her eyes la gettin1 old.
And lawyers' writin' ain't no print, especially when it's cold.
And after ahe'd read a little, ahe give my arm a touch.
And kindly said ahe waa afraid I waa lowin' her too mnch;
But when she was through she went forme, her face a.
streamin' with tears.
And kissed me for the first time In over twenty years!
I don't know what you'll think. Sir I didn't come to in
quire But I picked up that agreement, and stuffed It In the fire;
And I told her we'd bory the hatchet alongside ofthe cow;
And we struck an agreement never to have another row.
And I told her, in tbe tature I wouldn't speak cross or rash.
If half the crockery in the house waa broken all to smash i
And she said, in regards to Heaven, we'd try and learn its
Bystartin' a branch establishment, and runnln it here on
And so we sat a-talkln' fhrce-qnartera of thojiight
And opened our hearts to each other until they both grew
And the days when I was winnin' her away from so many
Waa nothin' to that evenin' I courted her over again.
Next inornln an ancient virgin took pains to can on na.
Tier lamn all trf mm! snd &TiMtmln to kindli with enM.
lint when she went to pryitt' and openin' of old sores.
jay jieuy rose pouieiy, ana snowea ner oat-or-doors.
Since then, I don't deny but there's been a word or two;
But we've got our eyea wide open, and know just what to do:
When one speaks cross, the other just meets it with a laugh.
And the first one's ready to give up considerable more than
Maybe yonn think ma soft. Sir, a-talkin' in this atyle.
But somehow it dors me lots of good to tell it once in a while;
And I do It for a compliment 'tis so that yoa can are
That that there written agreement of ) ours was just the
matin of me.
So make out your bill. 3fr. Lawyer: don't stop short of nX;
Make it more H" you want to, for I have got the chrrka.
I'm richer than a National Bank, with all its treasurra tiR
For Fve cot a wife at home now, that's worth her weight in
OYER. THE B.R.
Twii milking time, and the cows came np
Fnm tbe meadow awrrt with clover.
And stood in the Ian, while pretty Jan
Had a quiet chat with tbe drover.
Snrh s quiet chat, that it neirclr accmed1
That a alnle word waa spoken.
"While a matfe spell with the night dewa fell,
And the rhyme of aoag waa tmbrokto.
The cattle stood at the lover aide.
Without any show of vexation,
Aa though impressed that a fire bar rest
Waa apart of their rest oration.
And as .Jane listened to notes that came
Right under the bars and over,
Iler heart took wing, like a aflly thing.
And nestled close np to the drover.
She heard him say that his home waa poor,'
That he'd nothing bat lore to give her:
And she smiled content, aa though love had spent
Every arrow In his quiver;
She smiled content, while the evening air
With the Toicea of birds was ringing.
And her lips confessed that a lowly nest
Should not prevent her tinging.
So over the bars the lovers lean.
In the Joy of sweet communion ;
And their looks declare that poverty ne'er
Shall be a bar to their onion.
O, sweetest music, go thread your rhymes,
"Sow under tho bars and over.
Where pretty Jane, In the fragrant lane.
Bewitched the heart of the drover.
m nmt m
WHEX X.VY WAS X LASSIE.
The maple trees an tinged with red,
The birch with golden TeDowt
And high abore the orchard wall.
Hang apples, rich and mellow j
And that a the war, through yonder lane.
That looks so still and grassy
The way I took on Sunday ere,
When Mary waa a lassie.
Toa'd hardly think that patient face.
That looks so thin and faded,
Was once the rery sweetest on
That ever bonnet shaded ;
Bnt when I went through yonder lane.
That looks so still and grassy.
Those eyes were bright, those cheeks were fair.
When Mary was a lassie.
But many a tender sorrow.
And many a patient care.
Hare made those farrows on the face
That nsed to be so fair.
Four timco to yonder church-yard,
Through tbe lane, so stfll and grassy.
We're borne and laid away our dead.
Since Mary waa a lassie.
And so, yon see, Ire grown to lore
Ane wnnsjea mora man rosea
Xerth's Winter flowers are sweeter far
Than an Spring's dewy posies;
They 11 carry na through yonder lane.
That looks a still and grassy
awwu ute usoe a sail 10 go.
n nenaary i
Many a year In Its glare.
Since I crossed the restless ware;
And the erening, fair aa erer.
Shines on nun, rock, aad rrrer.
Then, in this same boat, beside,
Sat two comrades, eld and trledi
One with all a father's truth.
One with aU the lire of youth.
One on earth fat aHenc wrought.
And his glare In sflence sought;
Bat the jonngo, brighter form.
Passed In battle and in storm!
So, whene'er I tnrn my eye
Back upon too days gone by,"
Saddenbg thoughts of Meade come o'er :
Friends, who closed thctr coarse before 1
Tet what Wade us, friend to Wend,
But that soal with son can blend I
SouLUke were those hours of yore;
Let na walk hi soul once more!
Take, O, boatman, thrice thy fee;
Take I grre H wiltlngly (
For. iarUiblyU thee.
Spirits twain hare 1 1 iiamil with aw!
ls sn i
a sexe jf iakvcst bbmk.
Hall to the merry Autumn days, when yellow eorn-nelds
Far brighter than the costly cup that holds the asonareh's
Hall to tbe merry harrrat time, the gayest of the year;
The time of rich aad bounteous crops, rrjoidng. aad B
"Tis pleasant, on a Hue Sra-tagavrrn, Usee the bod expaadi
TU pleasant, in the Saataser time, to -Hew tbe teeming
Tie pleasant, oa a Winter's night, to eronrh ainuud tha
But what are Jeya like, these, ary boye, to Aatom's nwrry
Then, hall to merry Autumn days, when yeBow csm-Selda
shine - '
Far brighter than the costly cup thsx holds tbeawaareh's
Aad hall to awry bnrreet tone, the gayest of the year;
The time of rich and bounteous crops, rejoicing, aad sasJ
The JEToaw ITatfufass frees ah (oBswhig hints far Am ask
loeaUty.yrt reproduce it aaaltlraryeuiWty:
Sneeae oa Msnday. yea saeese Jar dancer:
1 j jiTiitssi sli.nuT ' i
roc on tressMoay. yea saeese tea letter;
easMttoa Thursday-far so-arhing better; x,
XW Derfl wiB ton yea the art of tan weak.
IHE 5DBS0TOI VALLEY
LIFE IJSURAHCE COMPAHT,
A.11 Policies ITon-ITorfeiting.
Dividends on the Contribution Flan, securing the the Greatest Pecuniary Advantage
to the Policy-Holder.
REASONS FOR INSURIM IK THIS C0HPA1TY.
1st, This la a WzsTKBX COatrasT, managed by Water Jfra. whose known financial character, ability, and position ,r
ford ample guaranty for ita careful and successful management. " u"
Sd. lupolidea are a& non-forfeiting.
3d. Fremlama ALL Cass. It receives no nntea and gives none. Foucy-nohlers haveno Interest to pay, and no outatini.
lag notes aaUens npon their policies. "
4th. It baa no restriction npon traveL
5th. Ita dividends are made npon the contribution pbux.
6th. Ita buaineasa la exclusively Life Insurance.
An the accumulation of Interest upon Fremiums paid, hence
teres, can give yon the largest dividends. .Eastern companies invest weir moneys at six per cent, while this nuU a
investmenta at twelve per cent, or more.
The advantages of western Investmenta to the policy-holder appear In the following startling figures :
The amount 11000, Invested for SO years at 6 per cent, compound interest, is.... 1 19. CO is
-- "8" - - - 48,991 M
" 10 " " " ". 117.360 8S
IS " " - - . 318,068 00
It la obvious that this Company offers greater financial advantages and inducementa to the Policy-lloldcr than any oth
er Company tn existence.
H. D. If ACKAT. President.
D. M. SWAN, Vice-President
Dr. J. L. WXYZB, Medical Director.
GEORGE A. MOORE, Secretary.
J. INGRAM JONES. Asst.Sec'y.
IL L. NEWMAN, Treasurer.
DANIEL SHIRE. Leavenworth. Kan. H. D. MACKAT,
J. F. RICHARDS, " D. M.SWAN.
H. B. HAMMOND, " " W. O. COFFIN.
GEO. A. MOORE,
S. M. STRICKLER, Junction City,
CHAS. ROBINSON, Lawrence,
u. w. rum. -- -
GEORGE J. DAVIS, St Louis, Mo.
M. R. MORGAN,
. IB. COVALT,
General Agent for Northern Kansas, and the State of Nebraska.
Experienced Agents and SolicUers wanted. Apply either to the Company direct or
or to any of ita General Agents. June 29, 11
D. G. GARL0CK,
MAXUFACTURER &. DEALER IX
Harness, Saddles. Bridles,
3P Xa TT KT 33 T &
AND ALL OTHER ARTICLES
Kcpairing done with neatness and dbpatch.
IrisI Poplins, Serges, Delaines, Law, Giugtas.k
GAITERS, BUCKSKEV SJL-riPJPJEIiS,
FOB LADIES' AND
AHof which I guarantee to sell aaLOW AS THE LOWEST,
White Clood, Kansas, April 6, 187L
NEW. YORK STORE ! !
Boots, Shoes, Hats and Cans,
LADIES' ADD GENTLEMEFS FUEHISHniG GOODS.
JUST ARRIVED AT THIS PLACE, FOB A PERMANENT BUSINESS, AND SELL
Cheaper than the Cheapest !
AT THE OLD STAND OF BECKETT & SANBORN,
CALL ATCD ITJCAMEVE THE STOCK.
. Stifles, Biids, looings,
DOORS; SASH, T.ATR fcc
WHITE CE0U1 K&NSAS.
tbe Company that loans Ita assets at the highest rates of m
H. A. CALKINS, General Agent
W. EnARVEr. Con. Actuary
T. A. IIURO, Attorney.
lavenworth, Kan. II. L. NEWMAN, Leavenworth. K
" " W. E. CHAMBERLAIN, -
" " T. A. HURD.
EL a ALLEN.
a A. FERRT. Weston. Ma.
G. W. VEALE, Tenets, Kan.
J. M. PRICE. Atchison, -W.
K. STEBBINS, - -
KFTT IN HIS BRANCn OF
thanks to his former patrons, and solicits a mntfnnanr o
XEW YORK AXD BOSTON,
Jeans. Denims, Checks, &c.
Be sure to call and examine Goods and Prices before
C. T. IOYDES.
Lowell S Co.,
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