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VOLUME V, NUMBER 21
tOSKALOQSA, KANSAS JANUARY 28, 1865.
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STAN BIT THE BASSKK.
BT 4IK X. K.Ca,m ED.iAt. SW-TOSJ.
Brothers, stand besida the banner;-
TUlly round the cause or Right;
Truth shall tdamph, and Oppression
Fink before your gathered might.
Row of tires who nobly battled
On the gory fields of old,
Can yon see our fair flag flylhfi
Can you hear Its story told.
And not rally Ic deten.1 It.
Firm of heart and strong of hand,
Till it Boats a joy forever
On the a and en the land T
U'e shall miss you from the fireside,
We shill rain yoa from the board ;
Tears arc starting while we bid you
boldly buckle on the sword
And when burst the storm of battle,
And the death-shot 11 the air,
Then remember, still remember,
'J bat our heart arc with you there.
Think not In the home yon leave us.
We are Idle alt the da.
No! ith hsnas and heart united,
W o will labor, we nil I pray.
He in heaven, who rnleth oer ns,
Be your strength, and be your shield ;
He can g'lide, and guard, and keep yoa
Kvenon the battle field.
Wh-n shall treat the glorious sunshine,
-And the din of battle cease,
At.d above the homes of freedom
Float the white-winged angel. Peace,
If ye ,-U.iid among the victors.
Or among the sleepers rest.
Thousands, free it lsst from bondage,
Miall arise to call you MsU
Brothers, stand beside the banner,
In the Cod of battles ttuU
Truth shall triemph, and Oppression
Fall before the brave ai.'l J j;t.
For the Independent.
ONLY A FEW FAULTS."
'1 Ihink, Kate, you had belter lie
ware of young Mr. Moiton; he is much
of a gentleman in many respect.', but
has,uafortunalely, con'.racled some very
Ap, I think you judg him too harsh
ly; he is a very charmiug and e legnnt
young man, and only has a few faults."
"But those few, my daughter, ate
very dangerous ones."
Dangerous ? why, mother how you
talk! Pray, which of Mr. Motion's
faults are of this sad chataoier !"
"The tint one thaiLl shall name is
lkt of drinkiug intoxicating liquors."
"He never iudulges to excess, and I
am sure you cannot ibinW of hun in
uonnecliwi with drunkenness?"
..Steadier and wiser men than lie U
have fallen victims to this vicious habit,
formed in early life, and loo ofleu in
"O, but Mr. Moiton nevtr will for
get himself; I know him too well for
that., Hejonly take a little wine le.
cause of its exhileraiing effects; and 1
am sure there enn bebut little harm
"Kate, my child, you are not school
d in the ways of the world; jou have
not witnessed to much of the misery
nor sojuany of the gad recks caused
by Intemperance as I hare, or you
would shun the very ojj)uranee of this
iil. If you knew tho subtile power of
depraved .appetite, and the tyrannical
sway it exercises over ihe devotees of
the bowl, you would never call tho
Iiablt-nf fasting wine a small fault, nor
' think of it as one from which little
barm can come. Tlere is nothing I
nhonld so much dread as to learn that
jou had formed an attachment for any
young man who had accustomed him
self to the use of alcoholic drinks.
Much as I love you, I had rather follow
you to the grave than see you led to
JLbe altar -by such an one."
"Why, eaother !"
f-fI assure yB, my, dear.I am serious
Vjrln earnest; and I spealTfrom sad.sad
' "Yob, Bother ?"
"Yes', child, I, your own mother.
have drask of this cup of experience
to the dreg, and 1 know of what I
apeak. 1 had hoped to spare myself
and you the pain of rehearsing the in
cideau of y past life ; but If I can
ave'yow btbe martyrdom of my own
- fceliaja, I will freeljr end uie the Kuffer
" "S i Ic hours to save you from a
hfe-tisae of wretchedaeis and misery
Whea I was of jr age, I enteriain
ci the saree viewvof socieiy you do at
presenl. I thoaghl there was no dan
ger in ihe aparkling wine; 1 saw not
,tUe.gJJoy daggers .concealed beneath iu
i oby surfaee.nor the floods of bitter teat
i1.?1,1!? fcftMw of;ah glass ; no,
all this wn bid frwr, Mlli x WM 60
unwise as to think that a liltlf now and
then, especially in company, was quite I
advantageous. At parlies tt-iacreaanl
hiUrity, and caused things to move off
finely, as I conceived ;"and I became an
ailvddatijor its-use on such occasions.
At rare intervals, it is trne, I would see
the bid effects of lakinir too much of
the potent poison, and for the limf be
shocked and startled by the-e rewia
tions; Jmt these excesses were !eiiral
ly kept in the daik, and when a uuttg
man was perceived to have overstepped
the bounds of prudence or self-restraint,
his friends would take him off and the
company remain in ignorance of his
fault. It is also true, thai 1 not unfre
quentlv saw men beastly drunk in the
streets, or wallowing in the gutteis ; but
they were from the lower walks of life,
and I never dreamed that any of my as
sociates would or could descend to such
degradation. Alas ! 1 knew not the de
basing tendency of strong diink the
social beverages I had temptingly held
out for others to sip knew not that the
wine which sharpened nil dethroned
the man .ind entliro.teJ the beast the
demon. Bui all this I Wrned in aftr
years yea, I was awakened a t.om a
guilty dream to a sad rea'iation of the
"Your father, ,ny child, was much
such a person as Mr. Morton in his man
ners, though I think he had more talent
and stability of character. I admired
him from the i srt of our acquaintance,
and he selected me from among all oth
ers as the lady of his choice. We fun-c-K?d,
then loved each olhei ; and I but
too well rrmember how entertaining he
was in company after having taken a lit
tle ine wine that with my own hand
I held to his lips ! Oh. my folly ! how
I wept over it in alter years! But I
wished my lover, and then m husband
to shine. I knew he hail tak-n and 1
desiied that others should see. leel and
acknowledge the fact ; and nothing call
ed him out from his natural reserve as
did ft little stimulating drink.
'After ne had been to irriud some'lime
1 disco; ercd" that my husb-md grew in
love morr and more with his wine. In
slettd of hating it preyed upon him, as
had often been the case in his younger
days, he now uinved it, and needed to
hatt- it removed out of ins nay. This
I tried to do, for I bean to be alrsned
concerning the inain-r; but hisunnit
tir.il appetite demanded the accustomed
stitnuletii, he would a-k fir it, and 1 did
not dare to refuse hi request.
At last I had tho Inexpressibly hor
tor of seeing him intoxicate J bey n 1
control ! Yes.'Kate, my huba..d, i t.ui
fniht-r, (for you treie then a year o'.l )
was helplessly drunk on in hands ! 1
shall never, never forget the anguish of
that hour ! But, oh, how much greater
hare been my sufferings ince then !
The very remembrance of them s-nds
cold shudders through my heart.
But I will not trouble you with de
tails. Head the history of one drui.k
ard, and, with a few variations, it is the
history of all. Intemperance is a migh
ty leveler, and brings all bis subjects
beneath his iron heel.
'I have seen your father in the gut
"Oh, mother ! mother !"
"Alas 1 it is loo sadly true. I would
spare you, my child, and cast a veil over
the pat, and let it remain in darkness
forever, but that I hope its lesson will
save you from shipwreck and woe.
'Once yonr father came home crazy
with liquor, and demanded money of
me to pracure more ; and when I told
him I had none, he swore terribly, and
struck me a fearful blow with his clench
ed fist. Here is the scar on my temple
yeu" And she lifted the folds of hair
to reveal it.
"I feM as one dead, and lay insensible
fora Ion" time. When I awoke to con
sciousness, I was weltering in a pool of
my own blood !"
"Ph. oh. daeadfal J Whv did vou
lellmethis? Oh!" and sh rnvnrct
herface with both hands and shuddcie
ed .from head to foot.
"I (ell it for the sole purpose of sav
ing you frpm a similar fate nothing
else could wring the unwilling secret
from my heart,
"On looking around I found mvself
alone with you, and God be thanked,
vou were aleep and spared the dreadful
sight P My drawers were opened and
their scant contents strewed on the f! -or
your father had been hunting lor mon
ey to buy more rum ! He had, long be-
fore ceased'b drink wine, and the bas
estjiquors now satisfied bis once fastid
"On another occasion be became an
gry.at you, and raised his hand to strike
7u ;but Lin'effered and snatcned yeu
away just in time to 6ave you, possibly,
from dentil 1"
'Merciful Heaven !"
"Put wo had to suffer for my bold
ness.iu your defense, for he turned us
both out of the house, and gave me such
a violent push, as he hurried me through
the door and slimmed it 10 at my back,
that I fell. You weiein my arms, anil,
of course, fell with me. We were both
much hurt; for t'io ground was htrd
and frozen, and our clothing was not of
sufficient thickness to afford any protec
tion. The wound which made that lonr
scar on your neck was received 'Ai that
lime. 1 thought for a hil jou were
going to bleed to death; but I reached
the doctor's office, p.-,id he dressed your
wound. I said nothing as to how it
happened, but he guessed the cause,
and s ever afierwards very kind to
"At length the end came ! Your
father was brought home in a state of
beastly intoxication and utter helpless
ness 1 I had been expecting this and
was in a measure prepared for it, but
still the sight was almost more than I
"Lvl me hasten. Delirium tremens
followed. The horrors of thai stale
none can tell, nor can I express what I
felt 011 beholding my once loved and
honored husband, screaming with af
I - -, at the imaginary devils and ser
p n.s his dittemp-red ftney :onjured
up around him ! He was torlurrd and
so was I. A lucid interval foil--. .a
Your father promised reformation, but
did nut live long enough (o show the
fruit of his repentance. A fever car
rtd him off He sefiued penitent, "lid
with ninny lears beggd forgiveness for
all he had caused me to suff r. GoJ
known how freely 1 acceeded lo his
praj-r; and I hope Heawn also heaid
his petitions and teueived hint into
evei lasting habitations, through the
mercy of Christ, the Redeemer.
"He died in poverty and shame.
Over his grave I shed bitter lears; for
he had been kind to me until he was
destroyed by rum, and I still loved him.
Above bis sheping dust I planted flow
er, the only visible monuments I could
-reot to his memory. I "expect they
bloom on his grave yet.
" onr uncle was kind to us; he made
uu Jus heir and brought us away from
inc plaj where the stigma of a diut'L-
ard'n child wo'uld attach to )ou. Uy
his fatherly care you are, iu society,
what jounre. Bui oh, let me tmrn
you against the man who touches wine
or strong drink a a beverage. Never,
oh, never, never trust your happiness in
such an one's hand."
"You need nol fear, mother, after
what 1 have just heard. And I am so
giad you have told me this story in
lim-, it may save me from a fate like
"Then I have not suffered from ihe
fresh opening of old wounds in vain !"
And giving way to her feelings ihe mo
ther learned upon her child and wept.
Old memories had overcome her, but
their recital ha'd saved liet child.
When will young ladies cease to look
upon dram drinking as only a small
fault? Small! And yet, God of
heaven, what a world of misery grows
out of it !
Abstracted Gent. "Old Bumble
bee" was the coguomen of Mr. T .
ol Neburyporl. lie gained the titie
from the Tact of bis catching a bumble
bee, one day. as ho was ahini;liug his
brn, and, in attempting to destroy (he
ineut with his hatchet, cut off the ends
of his thumb and forefinger, letting the
"insect go unharmed. Other mishaps
happened to the old codger.on the same
barn. In nn of his abstractions, he
xliingli'd ovei his spate' hatchet; and
culling a small aperture in the building
to let a little day-lighi in. thr.s man ac
tually ei in a wooden puie, us being
economical ami not likely o bu broken!
Uncle T , iu one of his oblivioui-
freaks, ni'e'J his left arm so fiimly be
twten two boards of a fence he was
putting up, ihat he hud 10 call fur help
to' get extricated ftotn hi self-imprison-ment.
He once put a button on the
gateinstoad of the post. Bui the rarest
fieak of all wa when he ran .through
tho streets wuh fits hand about thiee
feel HHUnder, held before him. begging
the passers-by foi to disturb him, as he
had got the measure of a doorway with
Napoleon's Villa in Elba
The villa of Napoleon is at Saint Mar
lino a email hamlet about four miles
(liatttnt. from lli n:lr. It is aifnntoil in
the hoRnm of nnn nf .th mmt iant;f..l
valleys in the island.the front vh com
mamis tne iiatbor and the entire ett
of Porto Ferrajo, while upon th- right
and left mountains of exceeding tmjp-.'v
lift 1 ieir lofty summit for its promotion
The adj cent grounds are emblished
with groves of thq orange il, olive and
the lemon, all burdened with golden
fruit. While in the trarnVn (1.nar nl v.
. i . i . .
ery hue unfold tlir perfections, andj" D,uc' au5cd with their play,
perfumed Vne air with the s.roma of an ,9"e da' l "ad oc.cas!n. the summer
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I'he villa itself is a plain, low, whit 'aml "ompanttd by one of my sons,
no house, with an unusual number!1 un!oi:k.,'d llie door with the inientiou
of windows, which are all supplied wuh
g'een Venetian blmUs. The first story "C,B ""u """" "priuiiein. ueing
is of no account, being merely intended j disturbed, fled out through the open
at a basement accommodation. Tho lraIed window, and then making a clr
seeond. which is onle Um n.ot l.nvlcult hrough the air. pitched tofjetlier
the ground, contains Iwo grand rooms
in the centre, ( front and rear. ) nnd
three rooms on each stile thereof, mik- .'" '" "" "' " I T'.'r1 , " ".'4o recomp-nse the desire of being use-
iror ;.rht in mil linon llml flnar Tli OOmilienCeU .i lUOst UiriOUS tl 'III Wllhl. , r , .- .. -
ing eignt in an upon mat uoor. the, lu, even in the owe: I the citizen,
tails of tho front irrnnd centra rmun (,cl1 Olher, aiill sliOrtlv one ot them'.,, , . ,. . , . . . ,
wans 01 ine ironi grana centre roaiu ( ,.,,,., lhrmm was re-esiablished in his bor
ate Bainted in irraceful imitation of d.a-. fel1 on ,8 b',cL- retclied out h)3 legs.
pery ingeniously represented and sup- ,ai"1 -.med perfedly detd. lt.c oilier
ported bv spears, ihe heads of which '""'') -' '"" by the back 01 if.c
are crossed with garlands of evergreen. ,,w,d- "nd draS!.rd him several t.m s
Upon the mantlepieco I noticed marble I ruu,ul :4nd r,ound ma circle of about
busts or Prince fiiccinclii and ihe Prin S3Ttn .or "Hh fecl '" diameter, ilv
cess Eliza. Ins consort. !So"' w,l a ,view lo stoP l,,,J,r Mvag-
The ceiling of Ihe rear grand centre Jainuement, w -a, about to sp,ini: for
room appear, covered with clouds, fui j ward, when I gently arrested h-m. to
of mystery and graudeur. while ihe,soe tl"-'": Much to inv asiomsh
surrounding walK are embelli.hed i ,'aent. after being dragged a le romuU
tlinr.uioli nn.ni.1 .tt R ni a. ihe fallen and apptreutly dead bud
'," "H,HHSI W . .. - !
and I lived Hgin among ihe Egypiin
tiuioiieof tii-Prrnclicoiiqiiiier. The
before' me with her pvrtmtdV, pil.,r. j-,":n Ml ,vi'1' :i houtiil.atid hts atitaio- catt-chism?, and commentaries and sys
obelisk. heiroghphic," camels palm. inK' fe" n '"", l,,,n ur,l,n iis ,,nC anti terns. They do not mean to be shallow
prtets. nd siciVd biid. The views j 'trtiched out bath legs with pjmum 'Christians. They intend to be thor
ir..:...n.,in,. ..i.u.i..i-.i.i ,i,v.i mite ailroitneso in all ti e mock ti'idrv ,.-iii.,ii ,f ili,.v nir nnon ill f'i.nBrw
sleepin ap.iruueul of Nspoleou 0fitne ncati, ana ai'er oraggmg mm a lew
the oiuniaiy size, sou looks out upati ' '- " :"",;'p" -',V,l"f ""sf
h- bills and fort of the cuv. The Z"'4 clot round ,,,e-. " rf Tr0
walls are of a pal. slat color, and orna- "'"J b't, KWS u. a,nd flw "? .X
..,......,1 with e-uiln, which hear in their
bt-ako the glory and cipher of Emperor
The villa is fill the propeity of the
uon.ipari lamtly. out ine original lurm
ture has long since been conveyed to
Paiis; the few things that remain are
of bubsecjucnt introduction. As I turn
ed to lake a long lingeiing look at ihe
premises, ihe aged gardener approich
ed, and piesenied me with a branch of
martle. He could not have selected n
ore judicious or seasonable offe.ii.g:
.d 1 need scarcely s-.y that it wa re-
ceivfti Willi emouon oi unspcatinu;e
The residence of tho reign of Napo
leon upon lh island of Elba continued
about ten months; hut those few months
have .sufficed to embalm his memory.
among the most alleciionate
tioii of ihi-s estimable people. Upon
bis aruv.nl on (he 4ih of Ma , IC14, in
liie I aven oi Pono tVrrajo, an. immeiine
it nl 1 1 ude hastened ironi all ihecHiuuis
o! ilu ikland.to greet the euiperur The
Bntish frigate, "Undaunted," which
had ronvyed him to the port, was im
mediately .suriottiided by a great num
ber of small boats, filled with musicians
and decorated with banners. As ""on
as her cannon nnnouueed his departure
tor the city, the artillery of the forts
responded nnd the cry Vive I' Empereur
ascended from her yard, to be repeated i
. i v. .
;eu by te
by the bunts and prolonge
shores and hills adjacent lo
Upon the landing at the pier Ihe civ il
authoiities and chief citizens formally
submitted lo h.m, and al the same time
presenieu mm mm mouyi oi uie c ty.
in a basin of silver. The clergy then
advanced and received ibe person of lie
new sovereign under a grand balda-
quino, (canopy ) and proceeded in state
to the cathedral, through a double file
oi National Guards. ihe belcon.es
were all hung with rich tapestry, ai tl
rruu. ,.. ,..-... ,.... .
cliuich. He was afterward conducted
io the municipal palace, 'where were
presented to hiss in a rich basin a map
and a plan of Elba, and other things
connected with the illustration of its
affairs. In the evening the city wyour loVer.. Bu sh. making .i Midden
"" " " v '-"" '. . .....
hftniuttii it iiiiamiiin:f ii . which ivhn r-
peated iwo nights, while-fires of joy
were simultaneously kindled through
out the country- In the midfct of those
jo ful lestivnies the artillery of the forts
announced the elevation of the new na
lional standard; cousinling ol a red betid
u;coiisi.uiigo.are..oenuinl,ie burry l0 lurn back, two oi the
rhite field, the bend bear ,UorseJ are dlished frIoulv against
i. 1 hose days lormed Hit ,ea(jU oUier g() ,al bi,l ai,d, ntld rid
dexter, in a w
inir three bees.
lmi tn-aiicol CI0.i unoeriuesce.ire,
w . . t
i . i .. .i... :.i..i l.-... ,i,o
.- wup.ieon u.e ISI....U "'" "D,.iuu,i,ed, (for she ell know ihe 'could
nucteu of action and enterprise. Hills, leu(U lhe Bjn ,e ,or3emiln i anj flew t0
harbors, and highway were improved, , , . , ..., . VM Tut
w life diffused into the social and
...... , , j
oliucal institutions of the people. N.
There is a mutual hate between the
virtuous aud tbe vicious, tbe spiritual
and the sensual; but the pure abhor
uaderstandingly, knowing tho nature of
their antagonists, while tbe vile nurse
an ignorant malignity? pained with an
acknowledged ache of envy.
In life's lottery, a ploWehiire will xn
tbe best prize.
The Two Robins.
Many years since, being at my coun
try residence at Broomfiehl, in Somer
setshire.! met with the fol owing strange
occurrence: "Attached to a house just
opening into a pitched court-yard. i a
room furnished 'with two "windows," one
of which is grated nnd open, and the
other is glazed; through this op-n win-
i (lu,T fohins at d olher small birds were
i",l,'L Hhi' of Pass'aSj '" room,
ul.t.tiKi.iM. i-ihi -11 1 . t
: 1 I. a ;, :.:;, srV"J U,"U.,S ,r"
rum me uuor iiicKeu. auorueu inem
.,, o.nJ; 1 r r .1 1
an occasional rcfutre from the uc e-
r , , .
uieucr of tha weather. At times you
,, 1 :.,, t- r 1 u
might see two robins, one of them be-1
:.? :.!.: -..a ,u. .t -.t. . ..
iu" ..mini unu inc ouiei nuiiou'. ine
.j.: , 1 ... ,
room pecking at each other wish the
glazed window between them, and tem-
I lime, to look lor something tu this room.
.of ente""i?' wl,en l robins, which
,on tbe Cround of tho "ooit in which we
" '"" "" " '" T 7 " 1 ...
jyf death, aud his la.t-.miqg!y dead
J'ppu"em,iu u in-im-i, j-ei.-u iuui oj
" """' 'B '" y '. '
which birds and b-ast? have been the
actor, but none equil to ibis. How
little do v.o know of their habitudes,
aud more especially of those who spori
to"oiher during ihe night, when their
tvrant nmstcts arc at rest. Andrew
Interesting Bridal Bace.
The conditions of the bridal are these
Tl... m,iil.in It t.A ft ctuKI uifOM ltllliMl
, . hefhM of lQ ; a sufficienl
dMauM from lUe crow!i lo n.-ble her
to m mage her steed with freedom, o a
to assist in the pursuit of the suitor
whom she prefers. On a signal from
the father, all the horsemen gallop after
il... fnir urn. mill t Iiii1iiv tr siireccfls in
- ,- ,' ,.:, , ,,;. nlm
.... I....I..... .II...w.-IJ r .., ,r.
lUiilier ilt-llll uicn"ii;cnwic vr. !. iv
toT choice, ts en i led to claim her as .
.,,s vfc.'e. Atier usual delay incident
u tu uch occas.ou, the maiileu quus J
tne iitcie of her lelations, and puiiiug '
Iwr sited into a hand gallop, darts into I
ihe open plain. When sa iitiul with I
her position, she turns round to 'In im
patient youths, aud stretches out her
arms towards them hs if to woo their
approach This is the moment for giv
ing the signal to commence the chase,
and each ot the impuient youths, dash
ing his pointed heels into his courser s
1 8ues, darts like the unheeded hawk in
. pUrSuii of" lii fujilire dove. The m-
, vainaj, w;i extensive, full twelvv m.les
. . . ,., - -,,. . na .,, ,
I d acr05, ,,10 tt;lf ,,1B fllV0rcd
,over became M(0n app.irL.at by ihe ef-
, f(jrts q WH-uIe ,0 nV()iJ H ulhers
who ,u 0,lc!l iyr At length
,W hmt.t mi tlm uin
bur of uers , reiuccl ,0 four, who
ntogether. and gradually gaining
Qn lje oJ. Wilh them is the fa-
... allts i ,1IS horse suddenly ImiN
,- ,jg pce(j. altaa, sh anxiously turns
h-r bend she perceives with distnav
the helpless position ot her iovei bach
of.ihe more fortunate leaders tagei wuh
anticipated triumph, bending his head
on tho horse's maiu, shouts at uie top
of his voice, 'I come, my Peii 1 1 m
'- !." & .
'turn, ana iasiiin; ner nore aim 'si iy
lur , darts across men pain nii makes i
lOr Uiai. pari ui uie .-m.mi.i.no KVi. ,
where her lover is vainly endeavoring
lo ootid on In. vearv Meed, f he three
others instantly chuck their career; but
., nvur ,. .. :,,
'" '"" . v 1 .. . .
)nv ulsuer WnR f, mounted.
Ills will. imijuw.
an(, nol fe hjlj 9,Mken off
Making a last and desperate effort,
he dashed alongside the maiden, and
sirelsbing out his arm, and almost won
the-unwilling prise; but she, bending
her head to the horse's neck, eluded his
grasp aud wheeled off. Ere the 'dis
comfiued horsemau could again ap
proach her, her lover'a arm was around
her waist; and amidst shouts ol the
spectators they turned towards the fori.
Captain Burslem't Tetp into Turk'
- An inhabitant of the' mad -house itt1
Zurich, who was rather afflicted by im
becility than by madness, was allowed
his liberty? which he never misused.
HiSrhsf piness. was, confined-solely to
ringing-tin bells of the parish" cliurch.
But when ha grew o!d, wlietliT he was
really less capable of filling this august
function, or whether the jealousies anu
HUritfue 111.11 reign iu reiiuuiiv ijvuu
tra.eieu their hospitals, the poor crea
, - iri- i
ture was deprived ot his employment,
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This stroke ti un-ieii ntm 11110 inc u;-
most despair, but without making any
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complaints he sought the master of the
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i great works, and said t j him. with that
3 . ,. . -i:. t -i. :- :..:....i
sublime tranquility which is fnspired
by a determined resolution : "1 come,
sir, to ask a favor of you. I used' to
ring the bells, it was the only thing in
the world in which I could make my
self u-eful. and thev will nut let me do
it any longer. Do me the p'easure,
then, of cutting off bit !:ad; I cannot
do it mystify or I would 'pare you the
(rouble." At the same-lime he placed
himself in an attitude to reifeire ihe fa
vor he solicited. Ihe magistrate to
this scene wa- rei ite.i was ex-
Kromelv touched bv it. and determined
mer honors, .-dme asiiance only was
rendered him in case it should be want
he died riii"in the bells.
How to Begin a Christian Life.
The way lo begin a Christian life is
not lo s'uly theology. Piety before
theology. Rtht living will produce
tight thinking. Yet rn mv mn when
, their consciences are aroused, run iu
Miff at all. Now, theohgie are well m
;iieir pace; nut repenlance nnd Iot
must come oelore all oilier .Tiuriv
rr.-., Cre lor our Kin-iek soul, an
then theologia. Suppoe a man wer.
taken with the colen., ai:tl instead o
sending for a physician, ho should send
to a hook store and buv all the book
thl have been written on the human
v-tem.and while the disease was work-
jjng on ihe iiaK he should sy. "I'll
not put myself in tho hands of any ui
these docior. I iliall probe this thing
lo the houom." Yonld it not be bettei
for him first to b,' cured of the colera !
On the Wrong Side of a Wagon.
1 have the tollowing second hand
aud yet there is no reason to doubt it:
During our march from El Paso t
Ciiihuahui (he bltck servants of the
diff runt officers of the regiment form
eJ themselves into a company
were twelve of ihem. of which numbei
eleven were offic-rs, and one high pri-
va;e. Jo, servant to Lieut. D , was
elected captain. He was ihe blaeke.
of the crowd, and spor'ed a large black
feather with a -mall black hat; aNo, a
large sabre, with an intensely bright
bra3 hilt, which sabre was vternallv
oi his Dow tegs. v nn jo
foi captain they were a formidable body.
and to hear them talk, they wjuld work
wonders ! During the battle of Sicia
mento, however, the company was ni
to bj seen, but, after tha action wa-
over they were espied breaking tm
from the wagons and joiuing in the pur
uit. That evening onr of iIkj officer!-
atuicked Ju about hu company.
Jo, I hear your men vrero hid
the wnjrons during the fight V
ennnl ,)fcrrv SOfjy ,& u nm ,,e
'i,uf! I done everything, l'called on-
du ,;., ob dt IIIen. i iVoked.dem
; by alpdevjiold nvist d-ah iu dis world
and dq next; l.ui il was no ao, det
I ould get on de wrong side ob'dt wa
,.,,,. 'But win. did vou dn ihereV
,-1 stood dar gittin cooler, and de firm'
,L p" giilin hotter, ami -ir hist de can
iiou balls cum so ormighty fa, 1
thou 'lit de best u'n ' dis niifa could do
war lo gu behind de wagons hiself 1'
A Oaui'aicn in iiw Mexico.
Coitit.o Home One may be very
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V(.r j ,0 feUirn t(J ju The pj1jneSl
. j(j r,,.,ar J,,, u J,,. tla tlt. (llln
ttl(.st epjcureaD 0i 0f fe abroad.
AnAi.n liitU r .ol. ii. l,.niir
comtmct belonaincs. is preferable to all
tbe marble nails swept through by silk-
clad dames. "Home I One is more
than ever impressed by the insignifi
eance of that word, when it the rough
est hamlet and most desolate looking
hut. but il may mean much to those
who wero born iu it. It i a beautiful
trait, this clinging to the vejy soil of
one's own birthplace, sterile and una
tractive as it may be to those wbp bave
no such associations,
Stumped,' tub Pkopiixt.A would
be prophet, down South, sai'd lately, in
one of his sermon'?, that he wa; sent to
redeem the world and all linage there
in.' -Whereupon a native pulled out
two five dollar bills of a broken bank,
and asked him lo fork over the, specie
:iiv3 . s
Farmer's InTaataMsits Wa4-;
Among the readeri'of the RaraLtbera
aie.hutfareJs perhaps it would bwtaM
if 1 were to write tuoiuands of farm-
ters, who have nol as much capital as
ihey cantrufiiabiy use in their busi
ness. AH ctich, if they are wise, will i
rarefully elec( the more profitable kinds
of itivetmeiit, unlit an accumulation-of
capt:al enables theiii lo invest in the
jles.s profitable; but still.it may be, very
desirable ana comfortalila kinus'of in
Capit.il Tave.ste!in clover seed, plas
ter, a mowing machine,, a bore rake,,
improved farm implements, improved
stock very carefully, drainage, fcc, may,
and often does, yield mi interest of over
fift'e-n percent, per annum; Iadeed, I
have myself derived a clear mcoae of
SICO easily from 10 worth of plaster,
six months from its application to wheat
aud clover; and the profit on a revolv
ing horse rake uroy be vry safely eati-
iiiitieu ui 'uvperviaa. itrsnnuiD. uui
fide of these kinds of investment is a
Urge 'range of investments, highly .com
mended by those having made them,
and very comfortable, aud very desira
ble, yet not sufficiently profitable to aid'
the beginner iu the accursalalioa of cap
ital; and therefore these iovestmenta,
would bar aud impede his) progress. If
I am nol mistaken, among these Ls't
wood-houses Tnay be classed. Let'w
calcuLve: We will suppose the farater
has so far progressed as to have a ut,
nicely panned frame mansion, wiih sur
roundings to match. A wood-house' to
correspond will' cost, say 8100. Half
he interest oa I Li, as boe, will' be
7. 50, which will Livo fifteen cords of
of three or four feel wood cut ;r tbe
direst, the chopper boarding himself.
Now. if the farmer in early winter hauls
tins wrid in'o his door-yard.the balance
of the interest on the cost of the wood
house would saw. split, and pile it, mak-
eighteen inches or two feet in length.
If the piles were six feet high and Ihiriy
'wo fett long, there would be five of
them. If the same action has been ta
ken the pieviotis winter.there is already
seasoned wood on hand fur. present use.
Now, over a portion of Ihese piles let
wide boirds be laid, and secured by
weights, and the wood boxes in tho
house can, at any time, even limes of
sleet, he supplied witb unexceptionable
Some years ago a bank of issue and
deposit was established tu this region,
and it was said that we would have lo
go abroad for, a financier to direct its
operation, because tbe requisite finan
cial ability was not to be found aaaoa"
us. I opine that financial ability is use
ful to farmers. J. H in Rural "Xew
Yorker. Kobl-Babi vs. White Swede Turnip.
List spring yon recommended tbe
Kohl Rabi as an excellent and produc
tive root for feedirg stock. At once I
procured a quantity of teed, and traas
plan ed the plants about the teadi of
June. At the same time I transplant
ed an equil quantity of the Sweet, or
White Swede Turnip, under the same
circumstances of location, soil, fec.
Willi the m ne o ire and attention in
cullure.the Sweet i'urnip produced oae
half mote ll.au the Kohl-Rsbi. ,Whil
the former is tender and delicious for
ca'ing. the l.t'er is lough and woodv,
and of disagreeable lasie and odor.
1 havp cultivated the Sweet Turnip
for five years, and have never iiled to
harvest n good crop. Some of the roots
have wrighed twenty-two pounds. The
soil is a gravelly loam. It must be
made rich. '
The plants may be raised in lhe saioe
manner as cabbage plains, iu the open
air; and whin three or four iaches high,
transplant on a nfois: day, about the 20ih
of June. If pl.ii ed before this period
they will s(metinj'esrun to top. They
may be put out aslafe as the 20ih of
July, with good succesa.aad grow good
sized roots. For feeding to cattlsi.and
sheep.tuey sre greatly superior, to beets.
The turnips will be eaten with avidity,"
while the beets will rcariin-Hntouciied.
We are now feeding them to ewes with
Iambs. The ewes give plenty of milk,
and'the lambs thrive finely.
t Jirst-rate farmers now grow some
kind uf roots to feed stock, during tile
winter and spring months, along with
hay and grain. Believing the Sweet
Turnip to have superior merits, I lake
pleasure in recommending it to Rural
rulers. M. D. IF., in JRtsrel She
Yoker. Whitewash. Whitewash adds
greatly to the picturesque in il.e -cottage
and the farm-bouse, and is such aa ab
sorbent of impure odors, that it should
be freely 'used, at least in the spring.
Take half a bushel of 'fre-1. burned
white Haw, and slak itither with hot.
or cold water, ia a tub or barrel. When
thoroughly slaked, dissolve iu the wa
ter required to thin the lime, two quart
of Common sab, slir ii thoroughly, add
One quart of sweei asilk. aud ii is ready
for use, to put on with a brush frequent
ly stirring il up. Glue ami gums cause
il to scale off in hot wea.In rt HaWt
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