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' The 'ESTIS EI.,
LINCOLNIS WAR HlSi QUI .
r KKtifrto XlnpoblUbed . l,n
? f ' '-"reiintiiI Experienced
A Representative of the Cincinnati
fhrnrntra inklng a. -all on the
i:on. xvmiam joimston a nw up.me
Vj Clifton : few days since pursuant to
an InvJiatlo. extended eomc timp ago.
foaad iho Judee seated by the fireside
4r.b.I library. Alter some of
Alter some of the or -
- T'$ary topic of Iho day were (alkod
, f , 'nver, tho conversation tnrucd on tbo
tfcject of LXbco.Iu and bis aumlnlstra-
,j tka. and the.renwks of the honorable
geRtiernan, were so, entertalnini- our
'...xefrewBtatlve asked permission to
write thcra ont lor publication, and
m SlBS cCotdcd thry are here pre-
V" , , , .
Jadge JoltMtoa said: I rendered Mr
LlBcoln Bom scrviee In my time.
There ar? tVo lptW I mbt men
tloB, na.d and ypn.mu8t .n9t Wi It to
aocoant 01 Swq, "1 wco 1 am p.ai
was&agtes ClfX I observed that
;MR9 csseresmaB and others In
hifb pi.Hcrs, Jr. Lincoln had very tew
rirndi. Joiitgomery Blair was the
iialy oae I beard 8pck ?f bliu for a
-epcoad te.ra. That waa about the raid.
qvS'sclii.ifttirst ndiTijnlrtrHlion It was
ifte time when there was so. much
(roflbkwUh McClellau. I went to
Vasblagtoa by way o Columbus, ai.d
ov. Td.asJ:?di me U carry & varbnl
wvssnjtE w j. i.iKjm, suu uini wk
tptelPWsi that there were certain
elcmcBtK iadispetiiMitile to the s.uraws
of the war that would be seriously
aftVcted by ouy Interference with
irfcClclbin,. I suppose that the li,bera
traasteilon of Tod's lanaage would
b tkHS "l n kcrpbig Ibe rouiocraliu
MrtcHers la tbe field and if McC.wllau h
tT fartrrlered with 1 shull n-t be able
flott," callfelt there uaa tome
. tr.wt.;e KfcoM l4t. became he del:i3-ed,th. euqiny a. day
r&wc-wcre a great many men iu the .rjwoev,cty blit. They" were' po
iiuy wh- looked to -Clelinn a the ,,qubt at ibat time marc inj on Wash
, uaiBir BiaB. 1 iim-e w tacwed ihk !igibn. and within a retf Jays after
Yfo-awkwan scene: M.CIel'a.i hd ibey cot tree Irom Wallace's intcrrijp
. J.eei rellcre, aa oqe. brisjit moon- i0 tnev r.cpor'teOiierai'lves at Yoit
"Hl'Bl Bl)5h"Hwarfiluient (I etip- s,cl'hen, one of tbe line of lorts
lrfe Penusylvnnbn mrtl) nnirch-
ilig trum tho capl;. dwn IVnnyl
vnula avenue, yell; tig nl ;hc top. of
Mjeir lungs hntrah ( "r Little Mhc!"
aitd, leaking a pause b. fore the While
liiiae,.iney Kept nn i.iihi pij.'iinc nua
iiBrmVitr.E-for McClclUn. I weut to
"We Mi5lLlHCiila early the next mem-
I ff. and asked him if he hr.d witnerd
(Un'. perfjrniauce on t.l-.c prt'riiu
-jfeiChr. H?6tnatcha.l ""ahked" kirn
rhat be tbpajjbt ol It. He said it
as very perplexing. 1 tofd hlra 1
Jsad.coma to make a
r 1 '
ttiat If I was able to ac.omplf.h
J hia that wou d help him aloac. 1 de
tired to do it. He aekfd me ilitt I
Bad to ny on the subject, and I re
pHed that L wanted him to speak to
tie army dtrertlj:. He sxi.l, he could
not do that very grarefully; that It be
lusged to the ttillimry raen i told
him it belonged fo" Men as commander
Ifi-cblef of. the army, and bo would
save to pat aMde all 6rrnplcs.
THB CKUJIS KKIKU VEUr ALAKHI.VO
lie asked. mo what I proposed, and 1
told hiai I s oald introduce to him.' a'
38BBg tea a ol fine talunts and liberal
vdccatioB. who bad lot nn.arm in tbe
service, and I wntd him to instruct
Jm ef.hk wiblnet minbters tu give
- ?lfet josx man a good -place in tbe
.-Owh'il eenlee depaitmetit, and to avail
seK of 1 bat occasion to declare tbo
goHey of the administration .was. that.
wBSTr tu qsallfications wire equal
o-lbo wbo bad ben wouodwd
la tits service of the ooun-
try IbeprefareBce ia tbe
BMftt tHe orphans ol such as had 1'alU
q te.baUle aatbpie who bad lost
Jja, or we re otberwlfh disabled. He
ffM U wae an Idea ha wculd like to
lIak of, and asked me bow roon I
Wfiuld wait npon blm in the morning.
laald aay bear; that I woqjd get up at,
aaMBtaTBi, u necessary, to aerve mui.
I west at 7 o'clock in the morning,
aid fesad hlra la tlp bands ot a bar-
Says be, "J- bare been thinking
afeoat yoar propo6ltion, and I have a
q'ueMlea to propose to you. Did you
kaew CaL Smith of Rockford. Ill ?"' 1
H&i 1 sad &B,Introduotlen to him when
aUsBdiag tohe defence of Gov. Jfcbb.
"Toa kBow," said he. "that be wit
killed at Ytoksbaft, that bis bead was
Buried off by apiell. He wag posu
Suwter, b4 kk :
nfe wants tbe place,'
and be Inqakedl
' that would come up
to sy Idea, as
tboreupon he jtud I
eeocted a letter-
poBdesee ia m
faster Blair, A
Aing blm tff appoint
ralth. poit mistress
1b the room
who bad lalteii.In
battle,, and stating
tRBt la csKclderatjon of what was due
to t! e men wbo Wi-re fighting our bat
lies, be had roade np his ralnd that ibe
faaollles of those wbo had fullenTftna"
tboe disabled in tbe service, tbelr
qBHficailons being equal, ebould
' ALWATS HAVE A FKEFEKEKCB
In the ciyil reivlcr. I told blm I was
s6t personally acquainted with Blair,
asd &c ?ave a note of introduction
to fain, with tbe letttir. I told Blair
rtbat I proposed to take a copy of Mr.
Llaeoln's letter, which, he then bad
made oat by the clerk. I took tbe let-
tar'tbe Chronicle offlco, In Wasbtng
tin, ia wbkb paper it was publUbed,
ad . the Hyrriiornjtig I Jumped. Into
p,n ambulance and .went.to (he conva
lescing camp, wberp there, were (abont
7,000 convalescents,, r, great many of
Shera Onloinen. anil-when T made my
appearance Ihey called on rae for a
speech, " l cot up on a terrace and
made them a lew rcnvirk.s and on
d to the old gaw i.tilRtrc.
puWc.. are are alwn
nlw.nr-i nnsralcial." I
. thm T ..., not voll:h 0Ythe re-
bUc but X ihought I could' vouch
r ... ' , ,, 1,,1 r ,, .
P - y '1 .... UA cnni-.
en of the subject, and when I read
Lincoln's letter tho boys flnhg (heir,
bata inq the air anil uiado the welkin
ring for k long whltal 1 hurried back
tn .the city, and with a yair of shpars
cut out Lincoln's letter, antl then at-
tanhnil nmi pfllfnrlnl reinarke. and
fhn, ,ptter amun(, and , be,icve
was published in every Meaty aews.-
pnpw Jn UnUed Sutcgf Abont
(bat Ume pilp,Qd resolution
tQ fhc tame efle(a lbose dIgab,ed
,n the m-Ml!lTy ot ihTcountrv,
wherever anallfieil. onCht to lmvc a
preference over. othrs. That may
have been a small matter but U niad
a marvellous impression on tho rmy.
I did Mr. Lincoln anolhcr service,
lie lived at the Soldier Home. 1 bad
no donbt at all tbatiu Uje plot which
rcinlted in the murder of Lincoln, and
In the attempt to murder Seward-, the
Intention orieiully was to enptnre
Lincoln jind to curry him, to, Richmond
us a pr jjner. and hold him as a host.
Ll&'t.crae on.bi.m for a peace and
tbe eptablihment or the southern
wmiederacy I h-d no doubt that the
meen.'S.a.t MH..Surrat'a Vre intend-
tr "tfei Diironse. Tliere wua an
ida of that sort aflnat in the atm.os
pherc at Washington, anii it gave
great uneasiness to some ol bis Irlunds
During the btnigcle qt .cw ValIace.
with the rebel arnijr at Monocacy.Wal
Lice was whipped ihrredaa In sue-.
ccg!.ton bllt he did Important eervlce,
ground the city.
While tfcfiv biutlc were b,qlng
'foirght.' n " c.rtaln D . White of Fair
Haven, a snluirbof New Haven, bad
bnriuets with Lincoln, and not being
acqnajut'l with him he asked me. to
go to the Soldicr-Hi..mr,'nud we. e,n
gagctl a hack and went out. In tho
twilight of the evening wo dr-vc lri by
tbe cate, whure there Is a thick grove
ol j'ouug chefliuit trtes that casl &
'heavy I'?'? over th entrance and.
made the place, almo&t as dnrk as
niifht. I remarked to 'Dr.' White
""J-hudiug t,o: the belief that obtained, in;
the city, that Lincoln was
IK UAKOF.lt OK.DIUKG CA1TOKED,
That one d-zen resolute fellitws,
mounted on go.d horses, by cutting
dpwn plpk.vl.o on the other Ide ol tlie
iucloourc, might go in nndt capture
Lincoln and rnrry him ofl". Tbere
were rows ot sentinels along berc and
Ibere, but. as I thought, no dcq-iale
force for bis protection, and I knew
be bad been shot at while going ftom
Washington, to.the Soldier' Home, a
tirenmstance be would not allow any
body to mention. I)r. Whjte shared
W pprebenao,ii',and wished I would
talk to Lineqln-on the subject. When
wo reached tbe bouse ' we en
gaged In couvereitlon with
the president, and wbfta talking
wa heard the gaileping of horses' feet
ou the graVel drive. I confess it made
me a little nervous. The bell -rung,
swUn stepped en orderly sqrgeua?,
with a telegram for Lew. "Wallarc. Be
fore Mr. Lincoln got throngh reading
it we beariJiibe clatte.r-.of more horses'
feet on the gallon. I do not recollect
that I biard tbe contents of that
telegram but another orderly came in
Ai hta note, from Mr. Stanton asking
the president to ciine Into the city
immediately. He looked around him
for a momeet aud aid he cent 111 car
riage and horses to the city, aud I told
him not to tn'ub.le hims-elf about that
as we bad two vacant eeata in our.
back, and wc wonld put him dowa at
the door of tbe Whit Houseas quickly
ns any bo by. He threw a shawl about
liis shoulders, nd touk a seat in our
I whispered to the negro wbo drove
It. to pnt the curtains down until we
ot Into the pnblic road, and drive, as
st as he could. Both the dispatch of
Wallace ar.d (be note of Blanton en;
banoed by apprehension that Liuooln
was in danger. When we got ont of
the gate at the 6oIdiers' Home I said
to the president that there was a be
lief prevailing in the city that be was
watcbtd out there; that (hero ws
enles around .and that an attempt
wonld be mado tccapture blm at the
Soldiers' Home and carry him oSj and,
that I partly believed it, but whether
rn,c or false- it was important that an
end sbnntde pat to the apprensions
ot bis friends; and that If he had no
objection they woalddrive to all
prlntlnir ofB.-os of tbe city and an-
nonrire Ibat he hndjnoved in. and he
could then send or bis family at his
leisure. He assented lo tbat and it put
AN END TO AST SCUEUE,
For bis capture out there. Dr. White,
and myself bad tbe announcement in-
per fnrnUhcd It lo tho other newspa-
pers. Wtcll, the enetny ajipeared a
ounru 111 iuc inrv'i'cic, uuu 11111 im-
few days allerwards at Fort Stephens
and mado some demonstrations there,
but there was no great battle, though
the fences were all riddled with bul
Beporter: Do yon still retain the
opinion that it was the intention to
captnro-Mr. Lincoln ?
Judge Johnttoy, : My notion is there
would have hecn an attempt In lorco.
by the rebels, if he bad remained at
e Soleicrst Home, to captnrc him,
too powerful for Lew. Wallace, and I
snppcct bis dispatch was a note of
warning that these men were march-,
ing on the, cAidtal.
In answer to the Inquiry ns to tbe
relations op which Mr. Linroln ktood
with tbe cabinet, the judge, raid: "Mr.
Stanton told mo tbe next day or so
after.. Lincoln's death that tliere was a
time when the menbers of his cabinet
and be dLp;tc,d on questions of policy.
bat they so often 'found thcrasulves.
wrong and Linroln right, he came to
have his own way, and they to baye.
entire confidence, ip. bU 'Inspirations,'
as they culled them, lie was a man
of wonderfully clear inspirations; a
man wbo employed, no. spies or others
to collrct stories, but judged oftha
public sentiment by inquiring into his
own brca&t, and askiog bluiBCli what
ought to be done."'
In nnawer to an inquiry to how Mr.
Lincoln Btoudr with tbe congress ot tbe
United States, tho honorable gpntle
tunnsaldt "His sUaUini? with con
gress, was a matter ol gradual apd.
slow growth and they were disposed
to dlspnragc him at one time and the
position taken by this man Montgom
ery Bialt wa always a, matter 0
surprise- to inc. He told me that the
abandonment oj Lincoln, would be tho
abandonment ot the war." -
Jud&e Johnston narrated some In
stances o the- humor of I'rciideut
Lincoln and in ibis connection men
tioned Iu vlsltot the De Camy family
elgto brothers who .visited him in
Washington the circumstances ot that
interview being quite amusing, but re.
qulrinjrthe manner as the word of.
tbq iiarrtp tp give it Its proper ef
Judge Jtmstun here alluded to. n
Life of Lincoln, written, by a party
wbo afterwards, went ipto par.tnershlo.
with Jerry Ulack. telling cQck-and jbnll
stories about his being Insane, at ope
time, and. taking plains, to, exhibit his
The reporter asked- Ibe judge what
opinionbe bd formed of Mr.Lincolu's.
ability as a staienjau in tbe position Jie
Judc Johnson: I think the point
10,1(1 e iu a speech by me on tbe ckx'iV
sion of Grant's c;ndiwcv will answer
that questlop that in every-r qopiinn
ul(y Uicru ia some.qyiet.Jnnobtfjtsive
man; nukriov.n to theTljn.bWc gcnei'iIIi';
wbo ninds bis own bunes. and who,
in point ot fact, has more common
ense than all- tbe politicians, within
forty miles ol him. The truly great
men of ibe world are men who baye
been callqj out by Eomc remarkable
The great key to Lincoln's c harac
ter was bis honesty, Hu wa nn hon
est thinker, T:bercate same men wbpJ
do not think honestly. Their minds
aie influenced by what is best 4 for
theraielves. That was the ca6e with
Chase, who thought that what was
best tor himself was best for tbe, whole
country. hf. Lincoln was not only
caudid in bis conversation, but never
allowed any selfish consideration to
warp his judgment for a moment. I
think be was greatly lacking when he
cam into tbe presidency, sb GjymU
was creatly lacking, in a knowledge-
qf, the administration of the govern
ment, and bad a great deal to lcara ;
but I am not sure be was any the.
worse for tbtt. It has been stated
ibat the worst president we ever had
lfttd e longest experience, and the
best we ever bad tbe shortest experi
ence. These were Buchanan ai.d.
if a man 16 on tbe care and sees a
ycjjHg lady be doesn't know from Eve
an never saw bclorc. tnink to let
dotfc tbe window, he thmws down his
papem takes off bis nat, bows himself
duobl. smiles clear ronud to Wis after
collarmutton, fays sweetl-. "Allow
roe & nd clews tbe wlnduw with
graceToPakill and charming courtesy.
If hLfrsisMr sayt. "Tom. wont yon
pleare let Ih window do wU tor me?"
be tucks blsiper sigcly under hit
arm, and staging soroM tbe aisle,
ctaods on her feet while he bangs tbe
window dowwi'h a slaai tbat fills her
face and bir wltb dust. AnrL it his
wife, holding the bady In ber arm and
a lunch basket on the other; tries to
letdown the window and say6 timidly
and suggestively. "Ob, dvar. I don't
believe 1 can get it down.," be gruuts,
say, ".b 7 ob !" and buries himself
still deeper in bis paper. That's what
you're coming to. Laura.
A young blood of Evansvlllo, Iud..
made an insultinf proposal to a lady
tbe'one evening last week. Kepretsing
1 1 r i .... ... . .1 1 ..
uf " uu
leading Into a dark'clocet and bade
III 111 efep in and w.ait for her, locked
it on, tbe outside and went home lie
j remained In his prison till, for fear of
suffocation, be had to raise the huure.
Then he- hud to explain how ho got
iniu nie uuiiu.iiu, ucms n mmiiecr
to the retidents, and thenjhey kick-J
ed him out.
THE. OLDEST PAPER IN THE COUNTY
Mr Xnby Indnlecs In s. rrolougcd
Growl-irotblng-GatB t finlt Htm.
CONTKDEBATK X. ROADS,
(Which is in Kentucky State,)
Jan. 18, 1879. '
This world' Is one of'dls.ippolnt-
inents and woe. anil trouble, and
slch.. Ef Adam wben!;hVet the ap
pie and brot sin info the world intend
ed to mnke his dscenditit mlz.ible, he
did a- cleen job. sure. He coodent
hev imoroved unan if. so lur ez the
Corners is concerned.
Rcsumushun is n fixed fact, and be
fore the Coiners recovered from tho
poetrnshen that event caused, thorn
comes ti na the terrlblj 111)1 tb4t
Co.nklin her bin ra-nonxinnted for
Senator In Noo lork and Butcher
Logan in Ililnoy. That finishes it.
1 hese men are bot haters uv the Sun
ny South, are both upholders ur tbe
heresy tbt a man which belevcd in
secession and sick ain't precisely tho
man to.be trusted with reoganizing
tbe country, and tboy are indelibly fix
ed, again payln, thu Soutkern w,ar debt
and pensbunin, the Southern sollers.
Why coodent the Rcpuhlikins ny
Ililnoy end Noo York coneillated ns'
VJJby coodent ihoy hey-nomlnatId.mea
wich wood hev consider cd tb con-
disbu uv the South, and bin Willi n to.
do sutlii.n toward extinguishin tbe
flame tbat is Mnoldcrtn all over the
South, and is liable at any mlm.t to
bust out into a conflagrnshen, the
eoiisck,euccs ur which no one kin for
esee. Wat chance bez the South, toe rc-
sfoiin ber desprit fochoons by levcen
tbe Mlssisslp, mid the tribootnn
8treem, with slch men in tho SenitP
Wat chance bez thc South for gittin
back the. cost nv the property- destroy
ed .by the Fedrel 8oljers,.wtb Iogau, a
Fe.lrel Genral, and Conklin, a pei;se-
kooter, in the upper House P-
Wat cbanco.bezonr Southern braves
wich terved under Johnson and Hood,
for oenshnnaout nv tba Frdrel Treas
ury with sich mencz there in bigb
Thcse.two men arc. Irrltnots, They
nru to tho Southern heart. wt a mnst-.
ard planter is U the Southern body. I
hev red Conklin's speeches, and 1 nev-
It., til. . Tl 1 t I 1 ,.
cr iiu ui.e em. uc ui n nuusuuisi.
a. war n. an and a person ooter..
t hev,6ecd. Logan. I saw bm on a
hes. when, Jnwus. a. member ny thp.
lPiismija Jenkins, r saw hmi everv
J IfllQ t l'opktdUwpk, .and-Irtlofl't wlrrfH
no moro n.v. mm, isrtne worth, wants
11s to be satisfied, to remain.qule.t nn
der our, opjivsJjiins,tb"y dpnjt wapt- to
Rcud, sich, men, tp.the Scnjf., lA'6.a iu
sitli to ibe South, and, wil prolong the
b'uiqyijs.wljlpli is niityifconndlcatlti..
Do tuo Kvpubllkin.s. uv, lilipoy and
Noo York coinprehnd bow. tbjiJ affex
Do they know that Deekiu Poram
hed 12 boss's taken by John Morgan,
whitb.wnz In com-ekoncc uv the Cor-
nor bejng )nvadld-' by Eedre, trjope-
wbic tbe (Deekin) was sntlerizin in a
Confederit regiment, aud could not Ve
nt home to pcrtect his. properly ?
Do thoy know tbat CqJ. irReltex,,.
while riskin bis life with Forrest at
Fort Piller, lost bis distillery, with its
contents, by its occupancy byn.Fcdral
Do they know tbat tbo advance nv
Fcdrala. upon tho country abont tbe
Corners concentrated a large force nv.
Confedrlte here, which cleaned out
every hen-coop and pig-pen for miles
T"V 1 1 1 . (1 at r . 1
rite force wnt here a week there
wuzn't a rale within ten miles uv, the
. Cant they understand tbat ef tho
Fedrels hedn't threatened this seck
thnn that the Confedrits woodnt hev
bin seut up to perfect us, and that our
poultry . and mules, and rales, wood
hev remained' with us ?
. Who is to pay ns for all this proper
ty? Tbe Confcderits P Alas there ain't
no slch. Then whoP Clearly, the Fed
rel. Government, whose unjostiflable
movemeiitt brought destruckshun upon
The rales went, and cz our laber
wnz taken from us by the emanclpas-
bun jiroclamathea they hev. never bin
replaoediand oar once smllio fields are
grown up to underbrash, except wher
a nlger bez biugbt tbe land and
The hens wuz all killed and, there.
hex never bin a chicken raised here
senco. Whenever a chicken pot-pie
graces the bord ur an old eitezen it is
a dead sure thing Ibat that citizen wuz
out buntin tbe nite afore iu the nigger
settlement at Libei tyville.
Nothin but tbe inogtteraBhun uv a
system npjmprovement by tbe Fedral
Government, and tbe lsboolu uv fiat
money to pay for em, will ever restore
the Corners to ber nrlglual prosperity.
Our poople arc paralyzed, and he.v.no
Hed Voo York aud Ililnoy clcctid
Republlkins uv the conciliatory style
we shood hev plucked up courage and
tried to git through, till they cood hev
bed a chance to glvo us releef. But
with Conklin and Logan we feel that
all is. lost) andweshcl try to. do noth
in. A sadder congrcgashun. than that
we bed !q Bascom's last nilc I-never
sred. We. wuz all spcechlis, and tho
few drinks tbat wuz ordered was do no
I wood .turn Republlkiu myself, but
it won't do. " I tried It once nhd nocrly
FRIDAY- FEBRUARY 7
tarnished. The ReoiiMiklng don't
drink and the Dimo'n'fcy wich does
drink nint got no money to pay for
nnvthinsr more than they want theit-
8elvcs. And so, between tha two, I
jro about ez dry as a limo-klll, and
splttln cotton all tbe time.
Arid on the ton nv this tbe Rndikcls
our rlsin hopes by clectin Conklin and
Loffan: know n tbtt them men is not
eonslliatory. but quite the reverse.
I am wlllin to welcome death now
at any time. The grim destroyer cau't
come anv too soon, for lit hez nothln
left for me. Petuoleum V. NA-ur,
Golden Blade. (Iil.cuited )
News and Notes.
'Clover lstis sood far dJzs as It Is tor
owar . . - -
Chicago has a city debt about 8 U,-
The hoe crop of 1876 was valued at
There is a good deal of destitution
tn Paducah. ITj.
State Horary of Arkunsai contains
The police force of New York city
numbers 2.300 men.
Pork cm be made cheaper m sum
mer than in wlntvr.
Thprougtrcnltoe is wirth three
mortgagt-s on a farm.
Qyefets at sixty five ccnta per hun
dred in Austin, Texas.
Tennessee's stock '.breed- rs,'mceting
TheSt. Loul3& Southeastern road
will be sold Iu April next.
Tbe saest ban.k of deposit or,- lonn
a tnrnxr ie.a nxi ante-bank.
IJUif bred, Jerseys or Aldcrn.ey are
among tbo best- of dairy co ws..
TbetJenlqcky Hortlgultural: Socie
ty la no w ia session, at Eminence..
The sugar yield, oJ:Lpuihw. exceed
thft expectations of the planters.
Qtrfto a number of Texas faxmer,
are sending to, other-slates foe labor.
It is estimated that the Stato of Del
aware pas 5,000.000. tearing peach
An-Ofrenslvo wan- on- weed w five
timet less axpsnslvc than a 'defensive
The tide of emisratiou
fr.om Germany. Is. heavier.
New Orleans wants to cut down the
lelegraph poles and lay tbe wire under
Tho government tents, used by the-
yellow fever suffers at Mjemphls, arc
cci -yio uu? ji. JUc jiojw iw-
cers $18 330 Ihlsear.
. Liquid, manure does its worK .it
once; soiia manure reqinres time, uut
yet iicertalp'ip ItefTvcto..
A larger area of rice Ihnn usual Is
planted in Louisiana. The cr p ot
1877-78 is estimated at 10,000 barrels.
One cv.enjng spent at-bmc fritnd
ia more, pronianie man. ten speni
lounclng; about the countrj taverus.
A slock dealer ot. western Iowa re
centl; bought 4p,ppO,bjt8liels.oJ.corn.Rt
Lemars, at eight ceutB per bushel
The winter meeting of tbo National
Agricultural Congress will be htdd.af
XaabyJll?..Feb. 25 tofi7; IndueKo,?
m i . , . i r ...V.
Aexas nas i,.uu couviui!". oi- wuu.o
some 00 arc kept iu prison, and the
rest are hired out to work on railroads
The cotnmlsion appointed by the
State of Pennsylvania, to test. ma.
Upenou. system of'determlnlng the
milking qualifies or cows, reports that
the system is a 60tind one.
Steaming is ptcferable to bulling
for tough fowls.
Iu winter kill poultry three days to
to a week befpra. cooking.
Remove the. threads beforo fending
roa.t fowls to the table.
Poultry and gamo are leu nutri
tious, but more digestible than other
Singe with alcohol instead of pa
per. A teaipoonful.is sufficient for
either a. turkey or chicken..
Remember tbat much of the skill
of roasting poultry in the beat man
ner dependi upon buptfn; faithful-
To givo roast bird a frothy ap
pearance, dredge Just before they are
done with flour and batte liberally
with melted butter.
When onions are added ie stuffing,
chop them so fine that In eating thu
mixture one docs not dttect their
presence by bigbting into a piece.
Ladies doing their owu marketing
will do well to remember that young
poultry may be told by the tip of the
bre&eNbouc being solt, aud catily
bent betweon tho fingers, aud when
fresh, by its bright full rye, pliant
feet aud soft moist skin.
To boll eggs properly, place thpm
iu a dish Laving aclca.covcr; pour
oror boiling water; covr and set
away from tho fire for ten or fifteen
iu.iu.utu. Eggs cooked in Ibis way
are tnnro. dejirate anil digestible than
wbeu allowed to boil in tho old way.
Die heat of tho water cooks them
slowly to a jelly-likp. consistency,
leaving the. yolk harder- thau tho
Poultry-requires skillful caning
The requisites aro graco of- manner,
cast in tho performance, a sharp
knife of medium size a perfect knowl
edge of tho position of joints and
the most eomplelo mode of dissect
ing. ' - ,
A' Mule's Kcservcd Power
This mqlc looked like be was 13S
years old, and was dead standing
upon bis feot. He was bitched to a
pine-bodied spring-wagon, with
high dash-board. The team was
Blanding'on the levee in mute silence
wbilo tbe old darkey wbo "driv" it
went aboard tbe wharfboart. A
tramp could make a barrel of muney
icllinjf pictures of that mule. labelled
"Patience." His long, flabby ears
hung down each side of his bead like
window-awnings with the rods out
of them. His fce wore a sober look.
while out of Ills mouth hung a touguo
eight inches long, UU talUwung
down from tho rear end of bis hurri
cane roof like a wet rope, while his
whole body. teemed as-rnotinle a
death jtsglf. Presently a red-litaded
urchin, witk- an old boot in his band,
walked up In front of blm, and look
ing into bis face, saw tbat the molo
was asleep. Ho walkod around.
climbed up into- that wagon leaned
over tho dai h-board.Iifted (bat mulo's
tail, and let it comedown in time to
catch a death-grip on that boot-leg.
That mule woke ap so quick that bo
kicked that boy and the dash-board
twenty feet into the air. He didn't
stop there. He changsd the positions
of bra ears, and, hauled in bis
tongue, planted his fore feet, and his
head between his knees, nnd from the
foro shoulders to tbe Up of bis trunk
was in livery motion, and ho didn't
look like be was more than two years
old. the way tbat he was kicking tbat
old wagon-body into kindling-wood
with hU heels. He bad it all to him
self, and was doing fine, when the
old darkey rushed up the bill, got in
frunt of' him. and, grabbing blm by
each, ear,, shouted, "whoa! I tell you?
Wtxoa-up ?:" and, looking around, at
Ibe orowd. yelled, "Will some o'ycr
gerujneu git dat ere boot log out wile
L hole biro?, cue de waggin'a mine,
auM. Jos-borrowed de rauio." But no
ono veuUired-acd when wo left bis
heols bad almost reached the tail
gate, and: the- old darkey was still
yelling "Whoa I "louitville Qounex
Tfc.e leath-rate ot
Our country ia getting to bo fear
fully alarming, the average of. life be
ing lessened every yaarj wilhoufany
reasonable cause,, death rcsnltlug
from the most Insignificant origin.
At this seaon of the year especially,
cold is such a common thing that in
tha hur st-of every day -life" w.a : are
apt to overlook the dangars attending
t and often find loo late, tbat a fiver J
or lung troublo lias already set in.
Thousand loa their lives in this
way every winter, while had Bos-
dice's German Syray been taken, a
cute would have resulted, and a
largo bill from a doctor been avoid?
ed: Fop all-disease of the throat
and lungs, Boichee's German Syrup
has proven itseirtobe (be greatest
dllsoverv of its kind In medicigt.
BKery druggist ink tbi country will
tell you of its wouderful. effect. Over
950.000 bottles sold last year without
a single tallace' knowur t.
i 1 - .
Hpw to, Secure a. Raiulsuaaj! Inr-
Wo have lately bad brought to our
notice a new; kitchen utensial, tbe
real merit, of, which entitles Ik to
aonicMiing more than tho passing no
tice we can give to it. We allude to
tbe Peerless Flour and Meal Sifter,
manufactured by tbe Peerless Sifter
Company of Cincinnati, A.cotnbin;
tion-sifter w-olglttr-, measurej.ruiier,
rice washer, flour icoop, tomato,
pumpkin, fruit, jelly and starch
strainer. Twenty distinct articles
combined ioi one, and Ij.eold at a
'price within the reach ol every laml-
ly. To purchase separata utensils
for all of tbe above purposes would
eost mare than ten times the amouat
siked for the Peerless Sifter. House,
keepers will appreciate the Peerless
Sifter for tbo following reasons : It
does away with the puttl g of ouo's
bands in tbe flour, which iu cold
weather is very, unpleasant; can be
worked- so easily and rapidly; will
sift five times as fast as a common
sieve, and much faster and better
tbaa any other sifter ever Introduced
It is oparated with a simple and easy
lever motion, and is acknowledged by
every one one to be far preferable lo
the awkward and and unhandy rota
ry motion iu sifters bcretofoj;8,so!d. .
It seems to. us that it would be no
trouble for an eucrgetlc lady or gen-
tlenuu in this viciuily lo sell a Peer-
lesr. Sifter to go Into every flour bar
poi. in tbli country-jve daow of
notbiug thai would pay them any
thing like as well, aed would recom
mend them to drop a postal card at
ojico to jthc Peerless Sifter Company,
125 and 127 Central Aveuuo, Ciociu-
uati, Ohio, for torrltory and descrip
tive circulars and. terms tueutionlng
Is Irs than two months, there, wjil
be a clear Democratic majority iu the
Senate. It is said the Democratic
leaders in. congress' have agreed to
leave business on the 4th of March In
such a position that an extra session of
the, National Legislature wJUJSc. nec
essary. II speaks for itself; is what a lady
said of Dr. Bull's Cough Syrup the
othor day, for a sluglo. bottlo cured
inv child, of a . most dreadful cough.
The Dutch Daily Farm.
Mr. J. Howlctt, of Syracuse, N. Y
writing from Europe on -a Dutch
dairy farm, says i "After feeding the
horses and resting a little while, wo
drove about eight miles further on to
one of the best stock and dairy taruii
In Holland. Tbcv used the very same
stahle at the farm tbat they drd-iu the
fourteenth century. They have Utile
ring in tho ceiling with cords pass
ing through them, by which' the
cows' tails are hehl up to keep them
from getting dirty.. The stable was
carpeted and had plants and Cowers
in it. The floor of tbe stable was of
smnll bricks. At the back of the
stalls was a trough of masonry about
nlfflit Inches wfHa' -ami nifl tnatut
deep." with a ditcrfor reservoir of wa
ter at one end. A3 soou as t he trench
was dirtied they turned- on the water
and all tbe manure, etc., was carried
nut to a covered vat, whence it could
bo removed to the fields or wherever
they wanted It movey to. The eow
were as clean, if not cleaner, than
your horses. All tbo fastening-they
have is a littlo cord around their
ticcks, and thoy aro so gentle and
qulst that they do not require any
thing stronger. Tbcy ufo brass milk
pails instead of wood or tin ones. Wc
eaw tbe way tbcy made the round
cheese thav are sent to America.
They have wooden melds iu the
shape of two heruispbon 8 or half
balls. These are hollow and fit to
gether. Tbe cheese cord is first
roughly pressed into tbape aud then
placed in tbe molds. Tbe lower half
of the mold la stationarv, while the
upper part It fastened to a kind of
screw working in a beam overhead.
The upper half is screwed down
tight, and these cheese is left (or, a
week, At the end-of a week it Is
screwed down tighter and left anoth
er week. At tho end of toe third
week the cbceso is exposed lathe air
and the curing begins. It takes threo
months for a cheese to be cured, and
year before it is fit for market.
Everything was as sweet a ml neat as
my parlor I ever saw. Tho stables
and stall tor tho horses were cover
ed with matting. You have no idea
how clean everything was without
seoing how It wasJdone.Tboyuse'the
same kind of churns, the same kind
of cheese presses aad the same kind
of palls, etc., tbat Iboy did 500 years
ago. Thoy think that it is showing
disrespect to their, ancestors lo make
aQy-ifcproveneatr in the Implement
that their forefathers usd. I inquir
ed the prlcc'of the cattle, a.d found
that the cows cost from 200 to 350
guilders and the bulls from 300 to 450
guilders, or, in our money, cows from
$8Q.to$140 apd bulla from $120 to
$180 or $200 each.
Our. Tenure af Life
Depends in great measure upon our
regard for or neglect of the laws of
health. If we violate thera w.e can
not expect to "make old" bones."" But
that the span of existence allotted to
a uaturally delicate constitution, or
one which has been shaken by disease,
may be materially lengthened, Is a
fact of which we have daily proof.
The vivifying and restorative- influ
ence of Hostetter's Stomach Bitters
upon a failing physique affords a
startling illustration of the power of
jpdiciousuiedicaiioa to strengthen
the bold. 011 life. Restored digestion
complete assimilation, renewed appe
tlte, souud repose, these are among
the benefits conferrbd upon the de
bilitated by thai supreme renevant
With aicireulstioa enrlched,a famer.
'invigorated, aud'a nervous system
tranqulilzed, the Invalid, alter a
course of the Bitters, feels tbat bis
Hfe-toDUre is no longer the prccari
ous thing that it waa tbat be may
yet cnjpy a ''green old age." Feb
A Puzzle for PliQHteUclicra.,
A. last man on ajast day took bis
horse and' went to tbe end of tbe fust
laud, and there tied him fasti Theu
ha rose and took off bis bose, and
went twlth bis boes along tbe rows,
and put the rose on tbe eud.of b.lj
hose which as everyone, knows, is a
sort of nose. So hit bose watcri
every rose iu all tbe rows. Now say
wbo knows how a foreign wigbt
oouhl leiru very fast tbe raeaulngof
boei and row.s or knows aud nose, or
to perform and rite right, or eveu $0
write wright right, if bis living de;
pended ou getting totuelright whirtr.
involved the right writing of wright.
right, write, ana rite?
Lack of judgmoat causes fully 50
percent of all business to fail, ear
lier or later. Do not an equal pro
portion of physicians fail to cure from
the same cause ? At the Graud Inva
lids' aud Tourifts' Hotel, Bullalo, N.
Y., Dr. Pierco, through tbe skill at
laihod by bis several specialities,
each haying devoted years to a spec
ial department of modical scieuce. Is
able to cure a large pgr cent of cases
bltborto coasidcred incurable. Many
pbysiciaus. in view of the superior
advautagos of this model sanitarium,
bring tliere stubborn, obscure, com
plicated. and surgical cases, fur ex
aminations., operation aud treatment.
Fu I particulars given in the People's
Common Sense Medical Adviser, an
illustrated work of over 900 pagss.
Priccpost paid, $1.50. Address thu
author, R. V. Pierce, M. D.. Buffalo, j
At 1.50 Per AbbrbtIb Advance
ADBKSHF AIL WJOtTOKATIMB TO
Joseph Stelnau, a Cincinnati jewel
ler, is a widower-with grawn tip sane
land daughters. ReccBtly.ft&s Solo
mon went from Nashville wjtit a let
ter of Introduction from "SteVau'a
brother, and was taken into the
nau residence. It was distiacily
derstood that Steiaan was toTnarry
her, anil she remained tSree' 'weeks
to get acquainted with" the- &raily.
Then he announced the-betrothal, but
as his-sons objected, asd bis dasgbt
ers wept, he sent Mi Solomon back
to Nashville, telling ber that ho
would not"keep tho engagement. She
combined suicide with'iHsrpbin.
A well-dressed, mWdfe-wl wd?
man occupying rooR& several days
in the Brauswlck HoteT, Bostej, ya kt
Her bills ia full, and was liberal with
gifts to tbe employees. Oir ber de
parture she ordered an elaberali sap
per for 550 pei sens, to be seat' taker
surburban borne, aecompafed ay
cooks asd waiters. The staff Waa ta-
Iken at tbe appointed1 lira 3 to tbe
place indicated, but the woniaa had
no home there. She was a 'lunatic.
and bad escaped from an ajylaai.
Lida Smith chewed gum in'Louia-
vlllo until her jaws kept moving ia
spilt of her efforts to stop theShe
took tbe gum out of ber moath, bat
her jaws continued to opea and skat
with a violence that contortei tae
whole of her face. A phyIcaij ap
plied bandages, bat it was' only by
making ber Insensible with cloroform
tbat she waa quieted. It war a case-
of spasmodic action of tbe facial mus
cles from over exertion.
Gen. Wade ITampton. now United
States Senator from South Carolina
haa bceo interviewed by a correspond
ent of the Louisville Courier Journal
and baa expressed hia opIrujr. very
f nlly concernlng-serae matters - ot in
terest. DTe franklv admits tbat "there-
were Irregularities in tho Democratic:
household" at tha election last tallv -bnt
be insists that there weso "bad men
in. both parties." He, therefore; trusts
that tbe proposed iavestignUoa- wilX
not be a onc-sided affair, bat will go
tj the bottom, no matter who k hspif
cated. : He declare? himself a hard moaev
mas, being unable to"cemprcfaetid lae
grecenbaek policy." It he Bttd been
in Congress fie would have favored
resumption. But he win Id. as-be de
clares, "to ase Mr; Tildcn's phrase
jbav.e got ready to resame.n He de
clares himself a Jack8Qnkn.Deaecrat,.
opposed to entangling "the bBstaeaij
transactions of the eoaatry wHh the
legitimate financial conduct of tha
Government." He taluks fer-the'eam-paign
of 1SS0 tbe Democracy shonld.
nut assume the responsibility of tbe D.
nanceai questions. The Republicans
paving shaped oat the financial probt
leui, be is in favor of letting tbem
manage the matter. Hia platform lor
the next Presidential contest Is "a cour
stituiional rule, seiftgoYermnent aad
no sectionalism." It is believed tbar-
he would' aot object to a BomlBaties
for Vice President, with Mr. Tikkn ta
the bead of the ticket.
The Aatecedeats ef Disease.
Among the antecadenta of disease
are Inertness in Ibe circulation of the
blood, an unnaturally attenuated con
dition of tbe physique, Indical ag
that the life current is deflclcat in
nutritive properties, a waBkhaggaul.
took, inability, to digest the foed;.
toss of appetite, sleep aud strength,,
aud a sensation of unnatural languor.
All these may be regarded as tbe Is
dicia of approaching dlseasevtbitl.
will eventutly attack tbe. system. aad;
overwhelm it if It Is not bullLup and
fortified iu advance. luvigorate.theB,.
without loss of time, making choice
of the greatest vitalizing agent ex
taut, Hostetter's Stomach Bitters, as
elixir which has gives health and
'vigor, to aiyriadt- of the sick and dfc--billlated,
which is avouched by'phy
siciaus and aulaysts to be 'pure as
well as cffective.wbtcb is Immensely,
popular in this country, and exten
sively used abroad, and wilcb' has
been for years past oue of the! leadings
8elicinal staples of America: v
A clock made eolirtly of Dreadb'as'
lately boen received iu Milan) Italy,
from Peru. It was cons tru:ted by au
Indian, wno, having co means ofapur
ckasing material, saved a portion of
tbe soft part of bis dally bread further
purpose. Ho solldifled-it with a cor--tain
salt which rendsred it very bard
and iusulublo iu water. The clock
kecpa good time, and the case,' also
of hardened bread, ..displays artistic.,
Tho best is the cheapest. vDr. Full's"
Baby Syrup Is acknowledged to ho
the safest and. most reliable mcdicjuoc
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