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A SORROWFUL FURLOUGH.
I was just engaging a horso and chaise
at tho stable, ono day, when my eye fell
on a young man in soldiers umform,
banging about the premises as if at a loss
what to do with , himself. One of tho
hostlers, a tall, good-natured follow, seem
ed to bo trying to draw him into conver
sation, but to no avail. Curt monosyl
lablcs wcro all ho"could get out of tho
" Do they pay yor fare up hero !"
" How long's yer furlough !"
" Threo days.'
" B'long to the 8th t"
" Wall, which du you b'long tut"
A pauso, in which the honest hostler
went on with his work, and tho soldier
paced up and down tho barn floor. Af
ter two or threo ' minutes tho indefatiga
ble questioner would return to the charge.
" How many men's in yor regiment!"
"When d'ye start!"
" To-morrow night."
" Goia' home fust!"
" No." (In a low voice).
"Whcro d'ye live!"
No answer; and the inquisitive hostler
gave it np at last and subsided among
Before the close of that day I learned
tho namo of tho young volunteer who
had deported himself so unsociably at
tho stable, and along with the information
came tidings of a ghastly crime commit
ted tho night before in an adjoining town.
A widow and her daughter, in humble
circumstances, lived some distance from
the central villngo, and employed an Irish
man to work their little farm for them in
tho absenco of an only son and brother,
who had cone into tho army. Tho labor
er was supposed to be a well-meaning
man, and no troublo had transpired bo-
tween him and his employers; but it
turned out that tho women wcro deceiv
ed in him.
A person going toward their house on
tho night abovo mentioned, heard piteous
screams proceeding from it, and making
his way to tho door as soon as ho could,
arrived in timo only to find the corpse of
tho widow and to sco tho daughter breathe
her last. Tho bloody work had been
done with an axe, and tho murderer was
gono. Tho neighbor could find no traco
of his direction, but ho evidently could
not bo far away, and ho hurried to tho
nearest bouse to call assistanco for his
pursuit. Before tho alarmed inhabitants
reached the lonely house it was on fire,
and in the confusion no well directed at
tempt to stop tho burning was mado till
the building fell. Tho ruffian had doubt
less set the firo before ho committed the
Early the next morning a young man
arrived in tho cars at tho village, and was
soon to steer directly toward tho scene of
the tragedy. People wcro up uncom
monly early, ho thought, and some that
ho met seemed resorved and looked at
him strangely. Evorybody knew him
there, and as ho came back with his regi
mentals on, why didn't tboy say, "Hal
loo, John! glad to see you!"
Yes, they all know him. Women
looked out of tho windows and cried as
they saw him go by ; and rough farmer
men felt a choking in tho throat as thoy
" passed tho timo o' duy " with him, but
hadn i the heart to break him tho news.
At last a tiny boy, going away with some
cows to pasture, called out to him as ho
saw him : " Somebody t killed your ma
and your titter Jane, and burnt your
house all vp.
Poor John turned dreadfully pale and
stood still, looking at tho boy. For a
moment not a word was spoken by cither.
" They haintr shouted the soldier. His
voico was so hollow and firm, and his faco
looked so strango that the little fellow
was frightened, and trotted away looking
behind him. Poor John wont into the
houso and found out all about it.
" It is terriblo enough, Ood knows,"
said ho, " but where s tho Irishman!'
Oh, how everybody pitied John! Thoy
set victuals beforo him, and ho tried to
cat. Nobody know what to say to him,
and so nobody said anything to him, but
thoy all did for him as if ho had been a
near kin. At least he broke down and
cried like n baby, and tho women all gath
ered round and cried with him. It did
him good, and after it ho felt equal to tho
sad task of viewing tho ruins of his old
homo and taking a look at the manglod
remains of tho only relatives he had.
lie staggered as ho wandered over tho
familiar houso-spot, for old thoughts and
ineffable regrets swept over his heart like
a whirlwind. Ho could not stand it
thcro, and so hurried away. " Some
body's killed your ma and your sister
Jane and burnt the houso all upr
Thoy caught the miserable murderer
beforo noon, and a-great crowd gathered
to soe liiin lodged in jail. Some called
out to "lynch him," but there were not
many who meant it, for they were order
loving citizens, and felt confident that the
law would give him his deserts. There
was nobody, however, that saw tho long
knife that John carried in his sleeve. He
watched his opportunity, and before any
one could know what ho was at sprung
upon the assassin like a catamount The
officers were too quick for him, though,
aud seized his arms, and the prisoner got
only a light wound from the great Junge
ho gave him with tho knife. " Leave mo
alone," criod ho. "Let me kill him!
Haiut he butchered my mother and sis
tor ! And now some lawyer will say ho
is crazy, and get him clear. I tell you I
will kill him let mo got" But they
clinched tho poor fellow fast, and got
away his knifo, and after tho murderer
was safoly locked up, all went away from
That afternoon, at two o'clock, a short
but affecting funeral service was held, and
tho young soldier's mother and sister were
decently in tho graveyard. Tho good
minister took John homo with him, but
ho was too uneasy to stay long. He
wandered out, and when the noxt train
of cars stopped at tho stalion-houso, ho
got in, little knowing what ho was about.
Tho Conductor, finding ho had uo money
or ticket, put him off at tho noxt station,
and I saw him hanging about tho slablo,
as I said. Ho did not seem to caro
whcro ho went or where he stayed, only
when people drove him out or called him
in, as tho case might bo, ho just under
stood what it meant, and went as quiet
ly and indifferently ono way as tho other.
Tho good folks of his own town could
not guess where ho was. They wero go
ing to make up a purse for him, and wero
afraid something had happened to him.
At last they concluded, from something
they heard him say, that ho had gono
back to tho army, but ho appeared among
them again that evening. He seemed
more sociable and softened when he be
gan to get a little over the 6tun of his
terrible misfortune. Ho talked a good
deal of his mother and sister, and was
just like a child about it. " Thoy wero
all rough folks," ho said " would bo call
ed so, to sco them together, week in and
week out, no doubt; but they loved ono
another, they did. Many a thitig ho'd
said and dono to plague his mother,
Heaven help him 1 But when ho went
off to tho war sho had said God bless
him,' and told him sho would havo some
stockings for him when he camo homo
again! and his sister had worked his
namo into his ugdershirt" and ho pull
ed open his bosom and showed tho mark
" and sho was to have him an undcr
suit of wool already knit and marked
against ho got his furlough ; and his moth
er had told him, too, that she'd havo a
blanket for him, and some linen, and a
little money to buy knicknacks for him
if ho should happen to bo ailin' but it's
all burnt up now and what's worse,
they'vo gono 'long with it, though God
knows they never had money enough in
the houso to bo murdcrod for."
Tho kind townspeoplo showed him all
sorts of little attentions, and assured him
again and again that tho murderer would
bo hung; and finally they did get him to
acknowledge that it was best he should'nt
have lynched him.
It was timo for tho poor soldier to go
when tho seven o'clock train camo along
in tho morning. A sorrowful furlough
ho had of it. He wanted to get back to
tho army, ho said. Givo him fire and
smoke now. They wouldn't catch him
asking for any moro leavo-papcrs. Thero
was nothing now for him to leave for.
But ho carried with him a good bundle
of soldier-comforts and a full purso of
bright coin, from a wholo village of friends
who pitied him and wished him well.
Whoro can poor John be now ! Manv
a bravo follow has dropped out of his
regiment under the enemy's firo, or the
slower fate of camp fever. I wonder if
John is among them! Watchman and
A Bio Fall. The New York Trib
une tells of an eight-year-old boy, who
leaped from a fifth story window. Tho
boy had a stepmother of but two months,
but who abused him, and, tho boy twice
ran away to tho house of a friend with
whom ho lived during tho widowhood of
his father, but on being brought back
each timo, was unmercifully flogged by
tho father. On being brought back a
third time, and when about to receive an
other flogging, ho threw himself from tho
window on tho fifth story.
In his descent ho caught tho clothes
lino, which was stretched across tho yard,
from tho second story. On tho instant
ho was observed by an old woman, at
that moment engaged in carrying some
crockery from tho table to the pantry,
Sho throw her britllo freight to the floor,
ran to tho window, caught tho lino, then
caught tho boy, aud rescued him from
what seemed certain death. Upon being
taken in at tho second story window, tho
panting fugitive crawled under a bod, and
for somo lime could not bo persuaded to
come out, for fear of his father's unmer
Pity it were not as easv to shut the
mouth of a live talker as tho book of a
I dead writer.
For the Grand Haven New.
Mr. Editor: The last article I wrote
for your excellent paper was on tho sub
ject of ornamenting streets tho sub
stance of which I had furnished for tho
Michigan Farmer, and not seeing it in
that paper I furnished it in a varied form
for tho News. And not having socu it
in that shoot I havo concluded it was con
sidered a nuisance to tho Press. So I
thought of writing a short chapter on
Farm Nuisances, and, if it is treated as
tho interests of tho farmers in tho Grand
River Valley require, it may do a little
good, if not moro.
Tho nuisances to which I rcfor aro tho
Yellow Dock and tho Milkweed. The
Dock has long been tho banc of the farm
er in many localities in this Stato. But
tho Milkweed is comparatively a new pest.
Truo, it has been socn in small quantities,
in somo places, for several years ; but it
has not attracted much attention until of
late, and many farmers aro ignorant of
tho best method of subduing them. Plow
ing and hoeing only cultivate them and
causo them to spread. And whon thoy
becomo thick in fields of English Grain,
or Hay, they aro suro to injuro tho crop
to a very great extent, and thoy will
crowd tho cattlo out of a pasture sooner
than a bed of Canada Thistles.
Tho remedy best calculated to insure
their speedy destruction is pulling them
up after thoy begin to blossom, and be
fore tho pods attain to their full sizo. By
this means they may bo entirely destroy
ed in two or threo years.
Tho Dock may bo doslroycd by cutting
it with a sharp hoo, a littlo below tho sur
face of tho ground, just beforo tho seed
is sufficiently matured to grow. Farmers
who consult their own interest will lose
no timo in attending to theso nuisances
of tho farm.
Wright, Aug., 18G2. J. II. S.
Turnips The Last Chance.
It is ono of tho excellencies of the tur
nip that it is always in order, from May
to September. We havo sowed turnips
as lalo as tho 1st of tho latter month, and
got well paid for tho labor. Any spare
patch of ground, whcro other crops havo
failed, or havo been removed, may bo
turned to good account by sowing turnip
seed. Turnips como in, as a substitute,
for many other crops, and a smart farmer
may even now mako up a deficiency in
hay or grain, by tho aid of turnips. And
it is worthy of notice, that dry Summers,
which pinch thoso crops, aro usually fol
lowed by wet Autumns, which aro very
favorablo to turnips. Thero is a special
reason for making tho most of this crop
tho present season.
Tho demand for grain and brcadstufls
is likejy to bo unusually largo. Not to
speak of tho foreign market, thcro will
bo n great demand at homo. Tho opera
tions of tho war must havo diminished
tho product of grains somewhat in tho
North, and still moro in tha South. With
all tho efforts of tho Confederate Govern
ment to securo an increased supply of
breadstuff, at homo, it is not likely that
tho South will produco as much grain as
usual. Every plantation has folt the ex
citement of tho times, and it is impossi
ble, under such circumstances, to get tho
usual amount of labor from slaves. Our
advancing armies havo found destitution
in inanj places, and thero is, doubtless,
much moro that has not been heard of.
Thcro can not fail to bo a very great de
mand for provisions in tho Southern
Slatos, as soon as they aro thrown open
again to commcrco. It becomes us, then,
to rnako tho most of tho season that is
left us, in raising all tho turnips wo can.
Tho hay crop is short in many parts of
tho North, and turnips will save hay.
They will also savo grain in feeding pigs,
sheep, horses, and cattlo. They will
mako mutton and wool, beef and pork.
Tho Whito French, and tho Sweet
German, or Rock Turnip, may bo trans
planted still. They will grow as readily
as cabbage, and mako a fino crop. Thero
are yet a hundred days beforo tho frosts
will injuro them. A littlo bone-dust, or
supotphosphato, will givo them a start.
For broadcast sowing, in tho corn and
potato fields, tho 6trap-lcaf, cow-horn va
rieties aro excellent. Wo havo grown
them at a cost of four cents a bushel, and
at this prico thoy aro cheap feed for all
stock that relish them. Improve all the
waste patches in tho field and garden
with a sprinkling of turnip socd. Agri
The Denver City News says that tho
mining season is opening up with the
most flatlcriug prospects for a large yield
of gold. The quartz mills are all run
ning, and invariably doing well.
The newspaper, after all, is tho real ro
manco. Money Tho god ( tho nineteenth
Tongue A little horso which is con
tiuually running away.
Doctor A man who kills you to day
to save you from dying to-morrow.
Editor A poor wretch w ho empties
his brain in order to fill his stomach.
Men love dearly to bo embraced, but
not by a boa-constrictor or a tax law.
Treat a hungry man as thoy used to
treat tho bodies of suicides drive a stake
No matter how ugly you may be, your
shadow will stick faithfully to you, for it
is as ugly as you arc.
A dentist advertises' that ho inserts
teeth cheaper than anybody else. A bull
dog will do it still cheaper.
The 6ocd of winter whoat rctaius its
germinating powers from threo to four
years, of spring wheat two or threo years.
Never striko children on tho head,
sinco Providonco has supplied them with
a placo much moro suitablo for punish
Since belles aro so anxious to wear
something not worn by their rivals, isn't
it singular tuat nono of them have over
thought of putting on a littlo modesty !
Said a littlo girl to her mother ono day,
" Did thov over havo newspapers before
llirt u nr?'' " Wliv itrt vaii n.,b V H Tt.i-
causo I should liko to know what thoy
had to put iu them."
A man atlomptod lo spell crockery yes
terday, and proceeded thus " Kraugh
koarreigho " but expired in a spasm be
fore ho could mako a y with which ho in
tended to end the word.
" Won't you tako half of this poor ap
ple!" said a pretty damsel to a witty
swain. " No, I thank you, I would pre
fer a belter hal.n Eliza blushed, and
referred him to her papa.
"My dear," said n gentleman to a
young lady to whom ho thought lo bo
married, " do you intend to make a fool
of me?" "No," replied tho lady, "na
ture has saved mo tho troublo."
A London medical journal stales tho
caso of a man who lived a wholo year af
ter his back-bono was broken. Wo men
tion this as an eucouragemont and conso
lation to tho Southern Confederacy.
A dandy, with a cigar in his mouth,
on board ft steamboat, onco stepped up
to a stranger and said, " Pray, sir, do
gentlemen smoko in your country ?''
" Gentlemen don't smoko in any country,"
was tho laconic answer.
"Sue struck mo very much at first,"
said tho witty daughter of a celebrated
novelist, to a lisping swell. " Did sho,
indeed ?" said tho dandy ; " that was very
rudo of her!" "It was a rudeness of
which you wero not guilty," was tho ready
The people of Vicksburg look with
evil eyes upon tho niggers engaged in
digging the cut-off. They shoot olf guns
at thorn, but all to no purpose Howev
er meanly they may think of a " Digger
Indian," thoy think much worse of a dig
Some of our exchanges are recommend
ing that Keroseno oil bo poured on vinos
and plants, to savo them from tho rava
ges of bugs and worms. A friend of ours
has tried it on cucumber vines, and the
bugs and worms wero killed. So were
The Humboldt Times tolls a fearful
earthquake story, wherein it says, the
ground at Mattolo opened so far as to en
gulf a cow, and immediately shut, crush
ing the cow, except tho tail, w hich curi
ously cuough sticks out a monument f
her sad end.
"John," said a minister to his man,
" you should becomo a teetotaller you
havo been drinking again to-day."
" Do you never tako a drop yourself?"
" Ah f but John, you must look at your
circumstances and not mine."
" Very true, sir," 6aid John ; " but can
you tell mo how tho streets of Jerusalem
wcro kept so clean ?"
"No, John, I cannot tell you that."
" Well, sir, it was just becauso every
ono kept his own door clean."
A few days sinco a Federal officer no
ted for his suavity as well as bravery, was
strolling down a sidewalk iu Memphis,
when ho met a couple of scccsh ladios who
with every symptom of disgust immedi
ately placed their handkerchiefs to their
delicate noses, as though thoy smelt some
thing terrible odious to rchncd olfacto
ries. He at onco stopped, lifted his hat
with one hand, placing tho other over his
" weskit" remarked blandly as he bowed
politely: "Ladies, you may think so,
but I assure you upon my word of hon
or, it wasn't me."
The London Exhibition Awards to
Tho communication of our London cor
respondent, Mr. Holmes, on another page,
contains a very full aud iuterosling nc
count of the awards of first and second
class prizes lo American exhibitors at tho
World's Fair. We feel highly gratified
with the"succoss which has attended tho
efforts of our inventors. In proportion
to their numbers their productions excel
led thoso of all other countries uudcr sim
ilar classes, and particularly so in mech
anism. It is au unquestionable fact that
iu labor-saving machinery moro progress
has been made in America, during tho
past quarter of a century, than in any
other country, and this has been folt and
acknowledged by British mechanics, and
to an unlooked-for extent by tho English
press. It is also gratifying to learn, as
stated by our correspondent, that a num
ber of our exhibitors havo boon success
ful in a pecuniary 6enso in disposing of
their patented inventions to good advau
tago. They havo thus opened up new
avenues of trado in Europe lo other
Amorican inventors who may profit by
Tho Superintendent of Machinery, D.
K. Clark, C. E., an inventor and author
of tho well-known work "Clark's Rail
way Machinery," paid tho Amorican ex
hibitors extraordinary attention. It ap
pears to us that tho troubles of our coun
try led tho authorities connected with tho
Exhibition lo treat our exhibitors with
moro favor than thoy would havo done
under other circumstances, for it was dis
tinctly stated, at tho outset, that no
awards would bo mado lo any country
which refused to appoint a Commissioner.
This rule was waived in favor of Ameri
can exhibitors, and no distinction has been
mado between them and tho English
themselves. Undoubtedly this courtesy
and kindness wero duo chiefly lo tho ef
forts and influence of our correspondent,
Mr. Holm's, who has arduously devoted
his timo and energies to tho causo. Ho
stated lo tho Royal Commissioners that
tho American exhibitors who had forward
ed articles to tho World's Fair did so in
good faith that their Government would
appoint a Commissioner, and upon this
candid statement a department was allot
ted for their products, and every proper
consideration extended thorn, although no
Commissioner wasappoiutcd by our Gov
ernment. Thus, out of nincty-oight ac
tual exhibitors, uo less than eighty re
ceived awards; but out of thirty-two ex
hibitors of " machiuory iu general," no less
than twenty-eight secured prizes. Never
beforo havo so many laurels -been won in
any industrial contest by a proportional
number of candidates. It was perhaps
fortunato that tho majority of theso in
ventions had been illustrated and describ
ed in tho columns of the Scientific Amer
ican, and that a knowledgo of their mer
its had thus been previously disseminated
among European mechanics aud manufac
turers. It aflbrds us much plpasuro to stato
that tho British Commissioners and tho
Juries havo treated our exhibitors with
marked kindness. Scicntijic American,
A Singular Young Rebel Woman.
As wo wcro passing along tho street
two days ago, in our usual quiet way,
musing upon " tho storms of stato" and
pondering upon our solemn responsibility
iu this great crisis of tho n flairs of tho
nation and of mankind, a very pretty
young woman, whom wo had understood
lo bo a fiery littlo rebel and even a terri
blo villilior of tho Louisville Journal, was
about lo meet us, when, turning off from,
tho side-walk, sho protruded her red lips
at us boldly and defiantly. " O, certain
ly wo will if you want us to very bad,
though indeed this is rather too public a
place," said wo with our accustomed suav
ity, advancing toward her with our lips
correspondingly protruded, when, to our
no littlo diappointmcnt and surprise, sho
started and ran away from us as if wo
had been somo ugly old follow of forty.
Now if that coquettish young crcaturo
really presumed that we, occupying tho
position that wo do, could consent, for
tho sako of a kiss, to pursue her at full
6pecd through tho streets of a largo city
liko this, in broad day-light, sho was nev
er moro mistaken in her life. We as
keenly appreciate a kiss, that nectarcd
sweetness, that double-mouthed tapturo,
that scarlet ccstacy, that blazing contact
of mated hearts meeting upon tho lips,
that sudden bursting forth of two souls
into a singlo blossom, as any other enthu
siastic young man on earth, but, at tho
samo time, wo havo a pride, a dignity, a
sclf-rcspcct, and even a regard for tho
world's " conventionalities," that wo wo'd
not sacrifico for all tho kisses that ever
thrilled and bewitched tho sleeping visions
and waking dreams of youth and beauty
and loveliness and lovo.
Now wo tell that young rebel that sho
asks for a kiss in tho wrong way, that
sho asks for it at tho wrong placo aud timo,
and that sho does not seem to know how
to behavo after sho has asked it. We
havo no disposition lo say more, and even
our hih regard for almighty crinoline
could not iuduce us to say loss, Louis-
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