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Where Liberty Dwc Is, there is my Oountry.
$1,50 Pr Annum.--In Advance
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EATON, PREBLE CO., OHR
APRIL 23, 1863.
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!2W SPRING DRESS GOODS,
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WUk ikiy nj iell cheaper, tliaii any other
HdtiM in Cincinnati.
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to ihM fc mi'xeiiu1r
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Terms Cashi ;
Cherry St., between Main e) Sonwt
HAVING erected a new and commodi
ous Shop, is now prepared to execute
nil work in his line, that mny be entrusted
to his care. A fiaod Stock of finished
work, consisting of
S LKIES, SPRING WAGONS,
nl nrs nn'hnnd, and Bold at low prices fi r
SppciHlaUention paid to tho
RE THIMMIXO k REPAIRING
of Bugg'ss, Ac.
All Work Warranted.
EtSFlle. respectfully invites nil to cult
and exninino his stock on hand, and be satis
fied that he will give them good bargains.
Katon, Feb. 12, 1803
HA YIN aken tho atand, forraeily oc
cupi 1 1. '. Crouse, respectlully l.1 s
tho uttmition of t e public to lus stock o
Coffee, Tea, Spices, Candles.
FRTJITS, NTJIS, CANDIES,
FLOUR, MEAL, VEGETABLES,
WOODEX 4 WILLOW WARE,
TOBACCO, CIGARS, & SXUFE,
VINEGAR, COAL OIL,
And a variety of other articles, the whol
which he is determined to sell
As, Cheap s the Cheapest!
He han also on and a good stock of
- Forks, Iiakci, Axes,
Spikes,-' Knives, Bolts,
Locks, Gimlets, &c, &c.
The whole of the Stock of Hardware hav
ing been mifchasod on very advantageous
terms, will bo sold cheaper than they can
bo had any other store in the State.
A Choice Selection of
PURE WINES & LIQUORS
Always on hand.
Faten, February 12, 18C3 tf
S. D. TUTTLE,
(fflettn North Moron St at the ruiienct
. , of Dr. Crumt
:jf5Thisis to certify that from our ac
quaintance with Dr. 'Puttie, wo cordially
extend to him the privilcgo of refi'rriug to
us as to his competency as operative llentist.
Prof. P. M. Cruras M. D., It Wallace
U. D., V. S. Gans, it- U., and W. Lindsay
LIVERY, FEED&SALE STORE,
JOHN W. STEPHENS
WOULD announce to Ins friends and tho
public, that ne hasjuM. .tt.ien the old
stand, recently occupied by Wiiliam C. Deem,
aad repcncda Livery Stable, where he will
beplcascd to accom' xlate all who may wish
to ni" Hones, liifggies, tte., on reasonable
tot lI. Stable Room and Feed for Uerses ol
trave.lers, farmers, to., also afforded. The
patronace of the pu is respectfully soliri
ted. Afljii.t 23d .8GI) tf.
The Farmer's Column.
Start the Tomatoes Early.
ThoBo using hot-beds will hafc
their plants pp.by.thia time. $ho&-
wbo- linvo no hot-beds cau7cS
gulu oOiiU st-eokg "by'-' utart big tfftifi
in pots or boxes in the house. Af
ter tho plants are up and have mado
two or three rough leaves, trans
plant them icto small pots, and
give them plenty of light and air.
The small thumb-pots may be
used for the first potting, and as
they are so small that thoy readily
dry out, a number of them may bo
placed in a box and surrounded by
moss, saw-dust, sand, or anything
that will retain moisture. When
it is by turning out the hull of earth
that tho vools have filled the pot,
they may bo shifted to those hold
ing about a pint, taking care all
the time that the plants have abun
dance of air and light, and grow
stocky. They may bo kept in their
pots until all danger of frost is past,
when they arc to be planted out
by turning out the ball of earth
from the pot. The directions for
after culture will bo ;iven at tho
proper season. Earlier and better
truit is optained upon light and
sandy soil than from a wet and
heavy one. The small pear-shaped
and tho smooth red varieties are
the earliest. The Fejoe is a few
days later, but is ho much more
prolific and finer every way, that
were we confined to one Bort we
should choose that. From a shW
glo year's experience with the
French upright, or tren tomato, we
think well of it. It is a very c nu
pact and dwarfish variety, bearing
its fruit closo to the main stem.
The Culture op Ream?. Per
haps there is no esculent of tho field
that contains more nitrogen to its
weight than beans or peas, and
what mny seem strange they ex
haust the soil much less than any
of tho cereal grasses or even less
nutriment. The reason is donbti
less that by the aid of their large
and numerous leuves, they collect
muclj more nutriineut from tho at
mosphere than any other cereals.
A great drawback on the profit of
growing bush beans, particularly
oiay soils is, that as eooh as they
get ripe they are liable to get staim
ed and mouldy, particularly in wet
weather; polo beans will uotonly
yield nearly twice as much to the
square yard, but they may be han
vested in good bright order, and
the poles, if kept dry, will hist mai
ny years. When tho buried end
is rotten, it may be cut olF, as a
short seven foot pole, if the vino is
pinched off at tho top, brings bet
ter beans, longer pods, and more
clusters, than tall poles and ran
pant vines. I have grown the long
pod white kidneyibean, seven to
nine beans to tho pod, and a full
peck of beans to tuo rod square.
1 he most delicious bean tor this
soil and climato is tho largo flowcn
ering butter-bean; it is richer with
us than the Lima bean, and it ri
pens fuller and earlier.
A correspondent writing to tho
Scientific American says:
"Quito recently I thought I
would try soap making, and aU
though I never mado any in my life
before, I succeeded at the first at.,
tonipt. Iustead of making tho lye
at home, it would save trotiblo to
purchaso tho article already manu
factured: It is sold in nearly all
tho towns and cities under the name
of "concentrated lye." I have found
that a pound box of this lye, five
poundsof gtease and a quaitor of
a pound of brax are good propori
tions to observe; a teacupful of salt,
addod jusi before taking off the tire,
makes tho soap hard and firm.
Tho lyo should bo put into two
quarts of water and left to settle,
and when clear poured iuto tho
boiler; then add tho fat and borax
and boil two hours and ten minutes.
IS'iL?V?rc!lutc11 ,1,y .p03"
ancoottlio aoaD when it ts .Imin
.ii it looks "throacly'' when drop
ped from a knife. .This is a fine
i(iyhito curd soaq, from which nnv
rjf. a. - i i .
coiorea or sconten soap. can
produce a Letter family soap than
j nave made at two cents a pound.
EBTho following letter appeared
in the Register of last week, with
the request that we 6bould copy it.
We cheerfully do so, in order that
both sides of the question may bo
[ED. D. P.]
MEMPHIS, TENN., Mar. 29, 1863.
Eds. Ji:f!.itc)",A- perceive a . letter
today clipped . from the "Press,"
purporting to have been tvrUteu by
J. F. Slippy and dated 2fow Paris,
0., . March 3d. I should never have
noticed this letter hut that it brings
me before the public in a false light;
it also makes many assertions that
arc entirely incorrect to say tho
least; which now forces me to make
stutomcuts that I would not have
mado under other cirenmstauces.
What I writo I am responsible for;
what has been publiscd by mo be
fore this is true, and what I now
state is done on the honor of an oft
ficcr and a soldier.
In order to give tho true history
of J. F. Slippy I must go back to
the Camp of Instruction at camp
Deiiison, Ohio, and I shall endeav
or to give him all the cicdit that is
due him. At Camp Dick Corwiue
Slippy asked to bo detailed as hos
pital cook. Caiit. Miuor cousciii
tod and ho was detailed. Major
Thornton, Chief Surgeon of the
Reg., was well pleased with him,
spoke well of him and 6aid ho did
his duty well. Durinc the winter
wo were at camp Deuison Slippy
got to drinking too much, and was
so troublesome in consequence that
ho was finally put under guar. I for
fighting and disorderly conduct.
IIo was discharged and sent back
to his company. lie was shortly
afterward returned to tho hospital
as cook and remained there until
some time in Juuj 1802.
In tho first part of May 18G2, Co.
F was detailed from the Reg., and
did hot get with it again until tho
last of August. During that time
wo know nothing of Slippy except
through Major Thornton's state
ments. Tho Major states to mo
that during tho first of June while
the regiment was moving from
Corinth to Grand Junction, Slippy
bc;nmo very troublesome, and
while tho Reg. was encamped at
Scody Creek he was ordered under
arrest for threatening to shoot one
of his brother soldiers. An officer
was sent to arrest him, when he
drew hi3 revolver on the officer and
threatened his life, lie was then
put under arrest and "bucked" and
afterwards caused to walk during
the march to Lagrange, lie the-'C
apologized to the Colonel, and was
assigned temporarily to Co. 15,
where ho did his duty well as a sob
dier until ho joined his Company
the last of August. This is Major
Thornton's statement to me, con
roboratcd by Capt. Sprauge 1st
Ass't Surgeon, tho truth of which
wo have no reason to doubt. About
tho 1st of September 18G2, Slippy
returned to tho Company, and from
that time until about tho 20th of
October he did his duty well, nono
did better, ft' which time he was
afflicted with rheumatism. Octoi
ber 13th, 1802, 2 Cos. of cavalry
and one of infantry were s6ht to
the enemy's lines to mako an exi
ehango of prisoners, Slippy was doi
tailed by Capt. Minor to carry the
white flugbut wo were not neai'i
or than ten miles of Cold Water.
He did no more duty until within
a few da) 8 before ho left us, when
ho voluntccro I to go ou duty. It
was remarked at tho time by some,
to be a singular proceeding, as ho
had been almost helpless with bis
discus'!. The night, that ho left
he was not ordered on duty cither
.by his, own oflicei'SjOr Col. Rich,
mond. I had charge oftheOomi
pany and of tha-picket guard that
night by special order of Colonel
Richmond and know that he was
not on picket., Cupt- Minor bad
charge of all tho cavalry; he was iu
the fort, and no details of -cavalry
were made except by his order, (he
getting his orders from, (Jo.l. Rich
mond.) All meu not on duty were
ordered to stay in the. fort, and
there was at thnt time' at feast half
of Co. "F" in the fort, the balance
being on picket duty. He says that
none of the Campany could be
found, and they wcro ordered to
tueir duty by an ofuccr
if.r, ; ti,.,f t;ina 1,,,.,.. ,i . i
.bill! I.J VIJMl ...Liiiia nut UUUU IIU-
tailed on picket for ho was at that
time reported sick, and was also
dismounted. Slippy and his part
nor, (who is still hero doing duty
like a man.) as ho states, were ex
cused from duty by the Captain.
In the afternoon Slippy and Miles
rode away without orders from any
uu'.-, Kiuun muiiijj uuuuiiL'i man a
horse. They returned before dark,
Miles very much intoxicated. Slip
py was also under tho influence of
whiskey, but know perfectly well
what he was doing. They were
seen near the fort about 9 o'clock
Slippy was seen to have
largo sums of money which he said
had been sent to him by his broth,
1 he night that ho left tliorcibest
wcro two horses missing besides
the ones they rode. One belonged
to Capt. Quinilan of Co. A, and
one to Eli Minor of my Company.
During the forepart of tho night
Quartermaster We t had taken our
supply train out on tho Memphis
road which was in the opposite dii
rection from where wo expected an
attack. Some timo in tho night
the train was ordered into camp,
and as it came in some of our dis
mounted men who wcro with the
train testify that they met two men
each leading an c.tra horse, and
that they recognized one as being
J. F. Slippy, who was loading u
gray horse. This was outside of
tho guard lines. A citizen who
recognized Slippy, says thuy were
at his house 3 miles from the lines,
about midnight, and that in the
foro part of the night the Union
men had been nt his house, and iu
tho after part the rebels had been
there. It was a clearcaso of deser
tion and of tho most aggravating
kind, as tho enemy was threaten!
ing us at the time, and there is hot
a man iu this Company or in the
Reg. that I know of but believes
it to bo such.1 In regard to his oflii
eer's promising him a promotion
at Metamora, tho term officers is
rather broad. I never made any
such prom Lie. If captain Minor or
tho 2d Lieutenant did, I am not &t
ware of it. I do not think under
tho circumstances he deserved it as
much 08 somo of the others; for out
of 15 mouth?, he present with the
Company about 4, and did active
duty in Tcnn. with his Company
about oiio month and a half, while
there wero others as good men as
he in this army who have served
faithfully with the Company since
its organization up to the prebtnt
timo. Theso are tho meu in my
opinion, who deserve promotion,
and the men that will get it under
mo. I have ohq quostiou to ask
those men. When they were pa
rolled withiu a few miles of our
camp and had no desire to leave us,
why did they r.ot return to camp,
roport their care and get transport
tation instead of risking their lives
for forty or fifty miles through the
enemy's lines in order to roach
Memphis? I have no doubt they
were parolled, but I believe they
deserted for the express purpose
of being paroled in order to get
homo. Samuel Miles had always
been a good soldier and did his d'ui
ty well, and it was a matter of great
surprise and regret to mo as well
as to all tho Company, when they
knew Sam had left in this way.
I am sure ho wonld not hav gons'j
had he. hot becu under the mfiu.
eneo of whisky. I have no ' doubt '
ho is-very' sorry for it; he has tvritiM
ton baclc.to' his brother tliat'hd--'
wants to come back to his Com ''
pain-.. F BuppjWhe will return-1
under tho 'President's' Proclaroa.
tion and I have no doubt be will '
make a good soldier the'rest of his
term of service. Slipps desertion
was premeditated I thinfe,' for! one
of my mon tells me that Slippy tofd
him he was going, and wanted him
to go along. ; ' : ; ;
The foregoing are the". fact in't
the case, and I urn able to prove .
Minor, will bear me out inthc3o
V'e are now stationed at Mem ,
phis, Tcnn. Tho men aro iu good
health and aro getting along very
well. Any person desiring infon
mation concerning their friends can
have it by addressing mo at Menu
! I am very respectfully,
Your obedient servant, .
C. B. COOPER.
Captain Co. F. 5th Ohio Cavalry.
HEADQ'RS Co. F, 5TH O. V. C.
MEMPHIS, TENN., Mar. 30, '63.
of our know led (. !
Wo tho undersioMinil ofrmpra nf
'Comnanv F. fth Olii.i C-ivnlrv. flr
certify that the above statements of
Captain Cooper aro correct to tho
David Culver, 1st Lieut.
Wm. A. Snyder, 1st Berg't.-J.
W. Chriitnvan, 2d Sorg't.- '
Marquis L. Thomas, Sorg't.-
Eli Miuor, Serg't.
A Story of a Jack Knife.
18 a youth, then a resident
of Maine, owuedajack.kuife which
bo, being somewhat of a trading
deposition, sold for a gallon of
West India rum. This ho retailed,
and with the proceeds purchased
two gallons,' and eventually a bar
red, which wa3 followed indue timo
by a large stock. In' a word, he
got rich, and becamo tho squire of
tho district, through the posses
sion and sale of the ja-tk-knifeand
an indomitable trading industry.
He died worth property, in real
estate and money, valuod at 80,000
dollars. This was divided by tes
tament among four childreu, three
boys and a girl. Luck, which
seemed to bo tho guardian of tho
parent, deserted the children; for
every folly and extravagance they
could engage in, seemed to occ'wpy
their exclusive attention and culti
vation. The daughter married un
fortunately, and her patrimony
was soon thrown away by her
spendthrift a husband., Thesons
were no more fortunate, and. two
of them died of dissipation aneT.in
poverty. The daughter ;al30 dfed.
The last of the family Jived' for
many years on tho kinduess f
those who had known him in pros
perity. lie also died suddenly, and
unattended, in a barn, where he
had laid down to tako a drunken
sleep.. On his pocket being exam
ined all that was found was- a
string and a juck-knifo! , Soy the
fortune that begun with a' jack
knife, only left its simple duplicate.
Wo leavo the . moral to be drawn
by tho reader in any way in-Which
it may suggest itself to the reader,
stating that tho storo is a' tru'OTie,
and all the facter Well kuOwi'to
many whom this relation will
doubtless reach. Ex.
One great and kindling thought
from a retired and. obsouro.. man,
may livo when.throuea aro . fallen,
and tho memory, of those "who
filled .them is obliterated, and like
an undying fire, that' thought may
ill n minute and quicken all future
Many a man, who would shudder
at the bare thought of being viiit
od hero by a single disembodied
spirit, feels no dread at visiting a
world of spirits.. . ' .