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The Weekly Kansas chief. (Troy, Kan.) 1872-1918, July 25, 1872, Image 4

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lie itu of fluf f ting.
13iJ T wre naow cn wtatberl
Eeren bright burning iUy together t
Saelt'risg nt-hta, sfid broiling day Si
Sultry moonbeam atra'a bright nnj
one know which way to torn bUB
All things either melt or bom Dimi
Hlf tie weight of all the nation,
fiyiie -" ln pwplraUon i
And errrr man and woman, too,
Aa angnfdlj they lank at yon.
linn, wiio moui ana mourninl T
"Dear me ! bow Toy hot It U I'
Ladles, all ttneeld, ia nulla amy,
-Loll open cemenra, tbe lira-long day,
Looking -ton lovely than ws cab aar
Though, alaal they are rapidly melting away I
-liring me an in l" tbey Ungsidly cry 1
Eat alaa and alack ! it ia "allla my eye!"
For before It reacbee the top of the tain t
It'a turned lata water, quite - as-wan I
While John with bla aalrer, looka red, and atare 1
And the InoUt confectioner Inwardly swears,
Aa be wipe with bia apron, bis long, pale phis,
"Obi pooh I how infernally not far
m '
Fat men waddla alonr the Strand.
TVinlne their forehead
Ada hat in hand j
ajocs nang out ineir lonsnea, ana pant.
And notxMly gires 'em the water they want.
Until tbey go mad yon know, and then
They go about snapping at boraea and men;
Costermongers slowly pasa,
"With "ra-fMlotfrra and martw-grtuM:"
Jtut three edibles green they cannot cry,
Their throat are ao horribly hot and dry;
And you bear, from each dusky phis,
Ab,meI how desperate hot it la!"
Ob, what a treat twoold be to wade.
Chin deep, ln fresh iced lemonade!
Or to ait a deep marble bowl within.
And champagne gargling aroond your chin
Hiwing and sparkling around jour noae.
Till you oprn your mouth, and down it goes.
Gulp by gulp, and aup by sup,
Aa you "catawampiably chaw it up,"
S?frmli1n, vnnr licsrt and euolinff Tour faCCl
Burnt down, aa tbey hare been, with all aorta of sauces.
in, too leiww wno eouia inua lave ui wh.
Needn't care bow warm the weather U 1
SeawaaUe Jake..
The Boston- Vommcrcial Bulletin'! "latest" are
What season of the year has the most crrditorsf
The fall, to be sure. We are continually reading
of the fal-mrig Earns when a list of tigures is
December may be said to be the Treating ap
parel of the season, it being the coe of Ike year.
Which is the most hungry season f Summer,
for no one disputes the summer's (h)eat.
Octotar cannot be said tn be an upright month,
for it is always found in the fall of the year.
Summer must perforce bo upright, for it will
turn upside down if it tries to be seated. If you
do not believe it. try a sunnier tet yourself.
May is the most surprising month, for whenever
a person Is surprised, 110 will admit mat. 'tis
A u-ice production may always bo expected
from December.
January is a month like the foreman of a jury,
being the first of the twelve.
What is the boatman's month T Why, the
montli ot roir t. Mil June know tl I
Printers' Jake.
It is a practice among waggish printers when a
"green '1111" enters the office asdcvil, to play jokes
on mm ny sending mm on an errand 10 a ueigu
boring olUce for something that he would bo sure
not to find, and bo returns with some strange
thing or other, thinking that in printer's phrase
he has got what ho was sent for. A joke of this
kind was recently perpetrated in a neighboring
town. A boy who was rather " verdant" went to
learn the printing business, and one of the jours,
loving sport, sunt him one day with a dish to a
certain .Editor to borrow a "gill of editorial."
The editor, understanding the game, returned the
picture of njaekai. The first ono finding himself
rather 'como over,' set his wits tu work to think
how he could be even with the other. At last he
called the lad, and told him to go and tell the ed
itor that "it was editorial that ho wanted, and not
the frfi'lor.
ARTESirs Wakd remarked that "There is some
thing iudiscriliably beautiful in in the true wife's
devotion tn her husband. There is something
very awful in her grief when death comes irregu
larly and relentlessly. Wc recently heard a most
touching incident of the resignation of an affec
tionate woman at the funeral of her husband.
Though she adored him, she did not repine at this
dark hour. Looking at the remains of her loved
and lost hnsband for the last time; she put on her
bonnet, and thns spoke to the geutlemen whose
duty it was to officiate as pall bearers: "You pall
bearers jnst go to the buttery and get some rum,
and wo will start this man right along."'
One day a Chicago court granted twenty-fonr
divorces. The Tribune has the following, in its
report of the proceedings.
"While the divorce cases wcro on trial yester
day, a well-known citizen entered one of the court
rooms and looked anxiously over the large collec
tion of injured innocents grouped upon the bench
es. A lajvyer asked him if ho was in search of
any one in particular."
"Yes," lfe replied, "I am looking for my wife.
I don't know but she may slip in hero and get a
divorce before I knowit."
" Maria," said a lady to her colored chamber
maid, "that's the third silk dress you have worn
since yon came to mc; pray, how many do you
own!" "Only seven, missis; but I's savin' my
wages to bnyanoderP "Seven 1 what nse are
seven silk dresses to you f Why, I don't own so
many as that." "'Spect not, missis," said the
smiling darkey; "you doesn't need 'cm so much
as I does. You see you quality folks everybody
knows is quality; but we bettermost kind of cnl
lud pnssons has to dress smart to distinguish one
selves from common niggers."
The Tennessee Press association recently visit
ed Louisville, aud its nicnilnrs were permitted to
pay their own hotel bills. In revenge oneof them
writes thus of the town, celebrated for its riots
when it had a population to justify, a long ditch
to keep the water in the Ohio from stagnating in
front of tbe-village, an artesian well, a skating
rink, and a very muchly pressed hospitality. Her
people principally drink iowwlnes that never paid
the tax, and feed on dried apples, blackberries,
cat-fish, aud Ciucianati cracklings,aud are happy."
A CLERGYMAN who hail been staying for some
time at the house of a friend, on going away call
ed to him little Tommy, the four-year-old son of
bis bost, and asked wbat nn should give mm tor
a present. Tommy, who had great respect for
the "cloth," thought it his duty to snggest some
thing of a rrliginns nature, so he announced hesi
tatingly: "I I think I should like .1 Testament,
and I know I should like a pop-gun."
Iris reported that Horace- Greeley i:as got into
a muss with a Texas editor. It appears that in
an agricultural essay on tobacco, Mr. Greeley as
serts that lino cut will not ripen well unless the
tin foil is stripped from the growing budsearly
in the spring, and that plug tobacco ought to
be knocked oft the trees with clubs instead of
being picked by hand. This, the Texas editor says
is nonsense.
A Wkstkrx paper has the following: A lady
writes to know if it is proper that is, ifit is lady
like to retaliate by squeezing tack when a man
squeezes her hand." A rlU J'ou might squeeze ea
sy, just tn let him know that you are not disposed
to be mean nlmut it. Knt do not tnm around and
ask him: "Knwislhat for high!" or ho might
think you too forward.
"I SAT, Samlio, can yon answer dis conundrum:
S'pose I gib you a bottlo ob whiskey, corked shut
wid a cork, how wonld yon git de whiskey ont,
widont pnllin' de cork or breakiu' de bottle V
"I gnvsdat up."
"Why, push de cork in. Ya! ya!"
A Batox IJot'GE contemporary is responsible
for the following scrap of amusing colloquy:
" Well, Sambo, yon gwino ter vote for Greeley V
"Xo, sirVe, we'se a gwine ter vote for GenerT
Grant." "Well, wonld yon vote for tho Lordf
"Not agin Grant, yon betr
A jirsic dealer on Broadway has in his window
a seutimcntal song thus marked : "Thon hast lov
ed me and left me, for.twenty-five cents." That
is certainly the cheapest 'kind of a divorce, and
leaves no necessity forgoing to Chicago.
A CITIZEN of Connecticut, recently introduced
a newly married man, congratulated him warmly
and said: "Ah,these Litchfield County girls make
clever wives; I've had three of 'cm."
A Connecticut man ardently wants to "repre
sint the michandick and laboring men in the state
assemble irrespectir of pollytics, rclijion or eddi
cashun." Of the last, especially.
"Ix the abscence of globes, how do yon illus
trate the shape of the earth to' your scholarsf"
nkcd a committee of a school teacher. "I shows
'em my head," was the reply.
"What diifyour father say this morning before
eating breakfast f The boy t nought a miunte, and
finally said, " Fa said, d these eggs, they're rot
ten." A,0r-P-UAN writer, complaining of the difficulty
m the pronunciation or the English langnge, cites
enl ' wblcU he "J " prononoced Dick-
irad.11ee!tii.balI?d "Bnryytrar dog in the
guuen , it will make yonr grape Tina gfow,"
g 0 U ptm.
W ! BfcMU t CMJsKtaa.
The list of premiums and order of exercises
should be easily accessible to all. The commit
tee and judges should be Instructed to act prompt
ly, and if they do not, a, new committee should
be at once appointed who will act. Some iddica-
tton Af iwonll ahnnljl Iia nlafMl nDOD Prige Blli-
maUaod articles aa soon aa -possible after they
are made, to visitors. It is most important that
Xo aacoriky ar(cf ' rinice any prize.
nrtM.leeW errr befiren to "ttovm a. rer-
txMAfr, who has-taken trains to bring an
inferior article, and will be disappointed ir he
does not get a prize. . .
Xtpriie Attld era-be tieen f'pTop'lt""
influential patron, who would be offended if his
articles are not noticed.
vJe.loM-rk. m'iltM from a exliR'Br
becautckeU taking too nanj prize.' .Xomatter if
one man sweep every prize onrren oy uiaauvioij,
(unless there is some rule to contrary.) In every
respect the good faith of the society should be
considered sacred, and in keeping of every com
mittee man.
The executive committee of a society sbonld be
constantly, on the lookout, to secure honest re
ports; ana snouiua jo'lge be Known loviuiaie
rules, in passing judgment on bis own article, and
warping the judgment of his associates, or allow
ing himself to be biased, his ulace should be at
once supplied by another persou. This committee
should spend some part of each day iu listening
to complaints, and in doing what they can to
right wrong.
The animals and articles exhibited should not
be crowded, bnt well exposed to view and careful
inspection. And exhibitors should have the full
est opportunity, consistent with the rights of
others, to explain and show ofl their articles. If
an exhibitor cannot be present in person, or by
an agent, it is moat important not only forjiim
sclf, but for tho gratification of visitors, for him
to have cards, or circulars, to be taken by every
one. In cases where the show lasts for several
days, convocations in the evsalug'of all interes
ted m participating in an agricultural, or pomoio
cical talk, will be found quite well attended.
These meetings are usually very interesting, if
tbey are only made tree and conversational, anu
some common sense man has charge of them.
Tliev must be seen to. and seen throuch. by some
officer of the society. The mutal admiration of
ten run into, may Iwhealthfnlly variedliy introdu
cing subjects wbicn will can np active, mil not
acrimonious argument: and nobody should sneak
much, or more thau five minutes at a time, and to
tbo point. dmrriean .igncuiinrui.
The Chinch Bag-Haw m Extereaiaale the
Dr. II. Sherman, formerly of Goodale, now . of
Waterman, III, has made a discovery regarding
the breeding of the chinch bug, which, we be
lieve, will make it an easy matter to totally
eradicatethiscurseof whrat irrowers. He writes:
The chinch bmr havim destroyed niv wheat for
a number of years, I was anxious tn get rid of
bun, and I believe J liavo traced ium borne anil
can destroy him root and branch. I believe that
next season, if the farmers will follow my ad
vice, they may raise a good crop of wheat, and
not lose a bushel from the ravages of the bng.
This is the important secret: My investigations
led me tn believe that the seed wheat or kernel
was used as a sort of "foster mother" by the bng,
and I find, by inspection through a microscope,
that in all wheat crown upon laud where there
are bngs, is deposited in the blow or fuzzy end of
1110 Kernel a largo quantity or eggs, wbicb pro
duce the bugs the next season.
Mr. Sherman says ho will convince any farmer
of the truth of this if they will brine him a sam
ple of -wheat grown where there were plenty of
It follows that if the kernel of seed wheat is
tho general ilepository of the eggs of tho chinch
bug, that our farmers have been sowing the pest
each year as regularly as they have their wheat,
ami it follows that if such is the case the eradica
tion of the bug will be easily accomplished, either
by sowing no wheat that has been in contact with
the bug, or by steeping the seed in some solution
before sowing which will destroy the larva.
Hamaariasi Graaa far Herat.
I am looking at what you say of a communica
tion read at the meeting of the Philadelphia
society for the promotion of agricultnre. On this
subject, of Hungarian grass as food for animals, I
have received a great many communications from
practical farmers, and talked with many others.
Tho following are the results of my efforts at arri
ving at the truth:
1. Hungarian grass, if allowed to mature tho
seed before harvesting it, is a very heavy feed.
2. Fed, in this condition, as one would feed
timothy hay, it Is a danserous food. It does in
jure stock in such cases.
J. Jt cut wnen in bloom and cured as bay, it
will not injnreany kind of stock; it is exceedingly
nutritions and valuable as .1 forage crop; it is
also palatable. And if it is put on rich soil, it is
a profitable late crop to pnt in.
4. Experiments have demonstrated that the
grass with the seed threshed ont, does not injury
stock, and that if fed lightly with the seed in, as
one wonld feed grain, it is not injurious; but bad
effects follow over-feediug, as iu the case of oats,
com, or other grain. r
&. For a foratre crop, it is found most profitable.
and less dangerous tn cut the grass when in blos
som. I know farmers who grow large crops of it.
cut it at this stage of maturity, and feed exclu
sively to team horses. They feed no grain.
Now, if any of your readers have any facts that
conflict with the above, be should promptly fnr
nith them, for I have never obtained any. Cor.
of Rural ifew Yorker.
Technical Werrfe.
In reading we frequently come across technics
wilh which we are unacquainted, the understan
ding of which is necessary to give us a correct
idea of the subject. To obviate this difficulty we
give a definition of some of tho most common:
A lirkin or uettcr, bb pounds.
A sack of coal, 224 pounds.
A truss of straw, 3G pouuds.
A stave of hemp, 32 pounds.
A sack of Hour, 280 pounds.
A nnintal. 100 pounds.
A piggot of steel, 120 ponnds.
A truss ot nay, ao pounus.
A bash, 80 bushels.
A kilderkin, 18 gallons.
A barrel, 3G gallons.
A hogshead, &1 gallons.
A puncheon, 84 gallons.
English prices-current often speak of the price
of wheat per quarter. To reduce this to barrels,
multiply the price by "and divided by 12, and it
will give the price, at the same rate by the bar
rel. Thus, if wheo;.U"o,noted at 5G shillings a
quarter, multiply '66 by , ami divide by 12, and
it gives the price, 38 shillings, 8 pence a' barrel.
Salting Hat. It used to be the almost univer
sal practice of eastern farmers to salt their hay
when putting in mow or stack, especialb if pnt
np before thoroughly cured. But we notice that
the practice is getting into disrepute amongmany
of nnr. most, intelligent husbandmen. Daniel
Kelly, of DnPage County, in our office a few days
since, expressed an opinion highly adverse to the
rnstom, alleging that it rendered hay moist, and
does not tend to its preservation in the. least.
We well know Mr. Kelly's hay to be of the finest
quality, ami he states that -he always pnts it np
liefore dried in the snu, and, he keeps salt away
from it.
S. Edwards Todd, a well known agricultural
writer, expresses the same opinion in the last
number of the Country Gentleman. It is now a
proper time totalk over this matterof enring hay,
as well as cutting, Ac., for the season of haying
will soon lie at hand. Letonrreadersmakeknown
their views. Prairie Farmer.
How to Pack STJtAwnEiutT Plants to Ship
Long Distances. The editor of the Sural 2iem
Yorker writes: "The modns operandi of packing
strawberry plants so they can be sent a long dis
tance and arrive in good order is a secret of art
that should lie generally known, especially by
nnrserymen. The process is understood by onr
Rochester nnrserymen. and we presnme bv many
elsewhere, yet we think a large number of people
interest .! are not snffirientlv posted on the sub
ject. Their mode is to dry the moss thoroughly
in green bouses. 1 hey tie the plants np in pack
ages of one dozen each, and moss each package
separately. They then pack in tight boxes to ex
leude tho air."
Is Hungarian Grass IxJi-niocs to Stock?
So asks a reader. This topic has been discussed
liefore in these columns. If cured well and fed
properly, diminishing the amonnt of grain fed
with it, or feeding none at all, and if the stock is
kept well snpplied with salt, there is bo danger
from it. It is a very nntritiousgra.sndis liked
by all kinds of stock as well as the best of timo
thy hay. If it becomes apparent in the middle
of June that the hay crop is to be a short one,
hnngarian grass may be sown, and on good rich
soils it wild yield from two to four tons of good
hay per acre. Rural Acre Yortrr.
A HAttTFonn plumber has accidentally dis
covered that the smoke from a little charcoal fire
nndera tree will snffneate bnndreds of worms
upon it. A little sulphur placed on hot embers
answers the same purpose. A small green worm,
T to of an inch in length, which has never been
noticed in Hartford before, is now devastating
the pear trees.
IT ia worth while for all farmers, everywhere,
to remember that thortmeh culture ia better than
three rflortages on their farm.
ftki flap ffife.
ST JOaa o. Dtnor.
Bap apt Bap Up! at the door uf the heart)
Kap up 1 wit a load demand 1
Oh. who la it raps at the door of the heart, ,
Crying nutter and spirit shall surely pert
Ik on la the dust, te daat Una art,
The rest to the spirit land t
TU I! 'tie I who knocka without.
With a long arm and a knuckle stoat
Its I of tho skeleton bind !
Bap Up! Bap Up! I kara startled thee ap
la the midat of a saiaty dream I
Ban Up! Bap Up! I kave atartled thee up.
When thy lipa were freak from the deadly cup.
And Uiy enraea grew loader at every aup
AndtbyorbalafjeniyiiaaaMdl .
Tor -Us II "Ua X, wfco knocketk without.
With s atroeg arm and knuckles atouV
lis X of the sickle keen.
Ban Up! Bap Up! on the bony wallj;
What ho I Art ready within !
Bap up! Bap Up! on the bony walla j
Kap Up! Bap Up ! atOl louder it fall
111 rent thee no longer theae carnal hllll
Thou halt made tnem a dea of sin I
Slake ready, make ready ! 'tia I without,
With a bony arm and a knuckle stout
Tia I of the akeleton gria I
Bap tap! Bap Up! but a voice of prayer
Burst forth from the sinful wight!
Bap Up Bap Up! nut a voice of prayer
Went faltering upward to spare, oh, spare.
For another year a year to prepare
For the regions of glory and bgbt ;
A year to prepare for him without.
With the akeleton arm and the knuckle stout
For him with the breath of blight.
Bap Up no more a year la given
A year of neglect and crime ;
Bap tap no more a year ia given.
To atrire in the ficlda where the righteous hare atriren
For their apotleae robeo and a home In Heaven.
Bnt alaa! bow fleeting U time;
Tie put, and again ia beard without.
The akeleton arm and the knuckle atout,
like a wild and deathly chime.
Bap Up! Bap Up! on the bony wans!
What bo! Art ready within I
Bap Up! Kap Up! oa the buoy walla;
Kap Up! Kap Up! like thunder It falla j
I'll rent the no longer theae carnal halls.
Thou monster of false hood and sin !
In a tumult of horror, the spirit went out
O'er Avemna with him of the knuckle stout
With him of the alexia keen.
There is a mad-stone owned in Elizabethtown.
It is in the possession of Mrs. Eliza Hewlitt, and
is said to have lieen tried and found efficient in
several cases. Another is owned by Mrs. Chas
tiau, about three miles from Hodgenville, Ky. It
is called a Chinese stone, said to be a composi
tion, the peculiar quality of which is a strong
affinity for poison. 1 be following is a description
of the stone and its operation:
When applied to the bite of a mad dog or poiso
nous snake, it adheres so firmly to the wound
that it cannot be drawn off without a considera
ble effort, until it becomes fully impregnated with
poison. It is then purified by being placed first
uto warm water and then into the tire. When
pnt intoatnmblerof warm or hot water the grreu
poison can be seen rising to the surfare. This
stone has been applied frequently for many years
past with universal success, bnt never till lately
were its virtues completely developed. Miss
Prater, of Lame County, while lying in her bed
at night, was bitten by a cat. Iu the morning
the cat was fonud dead aud the -wound being
but slight, the circumstance was soon forsntten
In little better than a week after this event, Miss
Prater complained to her mother of dizziness in
her head and dimness in her eyes. Her mothrr
requested uerto sit down; sue din so, and was
soon better, aot long nirerwnnl sue again went
to her. exclaiming: "Oh. mother, mother, mv
head will burst; I shall shortly die." Her eyes
at this time were of a dark green, and of that pe-
i.uiwi cjbic7ni,!i nun is icvuiiar iu amuiaia IU
a state of hydrophobia.
Her mother then recollected the bite of the cat.
and found that it bad just been nine days since
that unfortunate accident. Her fears 'for the
safety of her lovely daughter for a while deprived
her of thought and actiou. The daughter in the
meantime had left the house, occasiouallv bitiiii:
herself aud crying, "I must go I must go"
v.iiiciuij iaifinj uuuer abcieni ill 01 njiiropiio
bia. Assistance was soon obtained from the
neighbors to confine her to the house, ami news
arrived of there being mad dogs in the neighbor
hood; she was bled, and a person started for the
mad-stone, as it is commonly called. Jlr.s. Chas
taiu sent her son with it liefore his arrival Miss
Prater had suffered under four Manixvsms or Win.
The stone was applied and immediately stuck
an iniaiuuis evidence mat poison was m lier sys
tem. In common cases, when applied within a
few days after the bite, it adheres from four to
six hours, bnt in this advanced and .aggravated
case it adhered until the fourtlylay liefore it lie
came sufficiently saturated with poison to bn
drawn away. When it was first applied, the girl
was frantic with rage, but as it gradually ab
sorbed tho virulent matter sho became more com
posed. In tho morning of the second day she com
plained of shooting pains iu her head anil throat.
Some water was offered her; she took the tum
bler in her hand, looked at the water, then cast a
vacant stare upon the company, and handed it
back, remarking that the same" hateful fox hail
tormented her so lone. When told that it was
just brought from the spring, she again took it.
imiacii at 11. inr a momeiic; ucr uosom began to
heave, her eyes to assume' their green east, and
her whole system to be convulsed with horror.
It was taken from her. In a short time her eves
resumed their natural color, and she became com
posed and slept tolerably well that night.
in me. morning 01 ine mini nay sue was very
weak, her countenance rale, and her anm-araiim
dejected. By request she drank -n little water;
wnen 11 was nrsi nannen ner ine moon tor a lew
moments flushed iu her face, and her eyes indica
ted a return of the desperate malady. There ap
peared to lie a strife between the virtnes of the
stone and tbe poison of tbe wound, but victory soon
declared in favor of the former. After she had
drank the water, she eat some bread with milk,
appeared more cheerful, and. kissing tbe stone,
called it "her deliverer." The whole comnanv
shed tears of joy at the flattering appearance of
ner recovery, ior sne was a tavonte in tne neigh
borhood, and left the honse with an exalted
opinion of the man whose ingenuity had devised
a sovereign remedy for the most loathed and dead
ly malady that ever preyed on tbe life of man.
On the morning of tbe fourth day the stone fell
from tbe sore; she felt no ill effect from her com
plaint except weakness, in a few days was enti
rely well, and never since has had the least symp
tom of its return. Louitritle Courier-Journal.
m iai m
Some fifteen years ago a rnnghly clad man
stepped into a cutlery store on Washington street,
andthrowingdown a pocket knife.saiil: "There's
is a knife which I want sharpened. I'm going to
California, and I will call for it when I come
back." Before the clerk had time to recover from
hisastanishment the visitor disappeared and went
firobably to California. The knife was pnt- in
irst class condition and placed in a drawer ready
for delivery. The story of this knife is one of the
legends of the store. Each new boyis inducted
into tbe mystery of this knife, after he has
watched a sufficient nnmlier of days for the man
who Is expected to call for it, while any stranger
who drops tn 'an'd looks .round is supposed to be
the owner, and is solicited to take it. There is
considerable speculation regarding the probable
death of the owner, but the .boys entertain the
idea that some fine morning tho rough looking
man will walk in, pay expenses and storage, and
claim his property.
Xrw Caledonia, the penal colony of France,
whither Henry Rochefort sailed the other dav,
under sentenre of banishment for life, is sit
uated in the South Pacific ocean, abont latitude
20 degrees south and longitude 1(3 degrees
east. It is E00 miles long and 30 miles wide, and
has a monntainons surface, which rises from the
coast to nn elevation of nearly 8,000 feet in the
rentre. This island was discovered in the year
1774, and has always been a French possession.
The native population are Papnans, one of the
lowest types of mankind to be fonnd among tho
aborigines of the South Pacific islands. The fu
ture prospects of the saucy editor of La Lanteme
can scarcely be said to he encouraging.
A BRIDE who entered the holy married state nn
Tuesday evening determined to do so in a calico
dress, in deference both to the proprieties and
necessities of the occasion. But she desired that
her toiletet de eiambre shnnld be, if possible, on a
more gnrgeons scale. Being destitute of a robe de
nuit of suitable elegance, she sent ont to several
neighbors of her temporary hostess to Imrrow
snch a garment, stipulating that it mnst be a fine
one. So pecnliVris the fieminine nature, however,
that her roodesX request excited no enthusiasm in
her behalf among tbe ladies to whom it came.
This is no joke.
Christ Church. Boston, of which the Rev.
nenry Bnrronghs is the present rector, is the ol
dest ehnrch edifie, in that city, its corner-stone
having been laid in 1728. When George II. was
King he manifested his interest in Christ Chnrch
by giving it a communion service, a pnlpit Bible
and prayer-books, all of which are still nsed. It
had an organ in 1736, and the oldest chime of
bells in the country, which are still ronsieal and
serviceable, was placed in its tower in 1744. It
was the fashionable chnrch of Beaton one hun
dred and twenty-five years ago.
Girl nowadays, it is said, know too much at
fifteen, and too little at fifty.
t$ffiil mi $mi.
Dr. Harris, the Registrar and corresponding
Secretary of the (N. Y.) Metropolitan Board of
Health, has issued a circular at the suggestion of
eminent poysicians, containing tne luiiowing
precautious against
I. When exposed to tbe excessive beat tbe
natural perspiration or sweating must not be
checked. Let the sweat flow, and do not throw
off all the flannel garments.
8. Wash the neck and bead frequently in cold
water, and. if exDosed in the sun or in any very
hot place, wear upon the top of tbe bead, nnder
hat or otherwise, a light handkerchief or other
mm ioius 01 ciotn wet wttn cold water, nemcin
ber that the head and neck must be kept cool and
also be free from tbe m-easure of tiuht clothing.
X If headache, dizziness, a feeling of tightness
across the forehead, a failing of sight, or a feeling
of weakness and prostration 1" giving ont") occurs.
let tne person immediately go to a cool piace ana
lie down, with the back and the feet covered, and
have a few quarts of cold water poured slowly
upon the head and the side of tbe neck. If the
symptoms are not at once relieved send for the
nearest mod nhvsician.
4. What to do nntil the physician comes If
the patient is still sweating let him drink freely
of cold black tea or coffee; tea is best. Bnt if
sweating lias ceased there Is very great uauger.
Xhen the head, face, neck, and entire chest should
lie rapidly sponged with ice water, and a bag of
powdered ice, well covered witn a towel, snouiii
be kept nnder the head and the back of the neck:
give a mixture of the carbonate or ammonia
(hartshorn) and muriate of ammonia, eicht or ten
grains of each iu water, every ten or fifteen tniu-
- a....!! t. .! It: ...! .......a
iivs, mini me paiiem rallies aim ancio.
Enfeebled, intemnerate. noorlv fed. overfed and
irritable persons are most in danger of the fatal
effect of beat. People who live and sleep in foul
air and unventilated places, and who are over
worked aud undcrfcd,and who nse Intoxicating
drink, suffer greatly. 'Instead of intoxicating
onnic ana tbe nalut 01 morning ana evening
drams, let good black tea and coffee, and good
nourishing, and well cooked feed be regularly
taken. Bathe the hole body early in the mor
ning in order to have a clean skin and good na
tural sweating during tne day. uinorers anu
others who have much to do should rise so early
that tbey can have several rests and keep in the
shade from II till 4 in these very hot days; and
let this most important fact be rememliered
namely, that by natural sweating (iierspiration)
the liody is kept healthfully cool when exposed
to these terrible beats, and that over exertion,
passion, and all kinds of intemperance must be
In addition to the foregoing the same eminent
authority has recommended tbe following:
1. Preserve cleanliness of room, clothes, and
person of child, and secure fresh air by open
windows; resort to parks, ic.
2. Use light flannel covering of chest and bow
el at all times, and other clothing to suit the
changes of weather.
3. Infants under one year should, if possible,
have a wet nurse. Until six months old. tliey
may nurse not oftener than every two or three
hours; over six months', five times in 24 hours.
.4. If the child do not nurse, it must still take
milk, which shonld be prepared as follows: lioil
a teaspoon-full of barley (gronnd in n coffee mill.
or tako prepared barley) with a gill of water, fur
15 minutes, to which mid a little salt; to this add
half tho amount uf boiled milk and a lnmpof
iiiai sugar, given 10 11111 ciiuu iiiKc-naiiu, imiiin
nursing bottle. Tho lsittln and moutb-pirco
sbonld lie always kept in water wneti not in use.
!. If the child is over six Himiths old, thelsiileil
milk and barlev water should be in equal uu.in-
titirs, with salt and loaf sngar. If tho child is
slightly costive, nse larma instead ot naney Hour;
if very costive, no oatmeal gruel, strained before
it is mixed with tho milk.
0. If tbe child is partly nursed, it shnnld bo fed
sufficiently with food pirpared as above directed,
the child lieiug nursed ami fed alternately.
7. Beef tea or href soup maybe added to this
food for infants of nine months or older; when
ten or twelve months old they may suck rare-done
beef steak.
8. No child of two years of nge alionid lie allow
ed the miscellaneous diet of the table.
1. On the first appearance of the symptoms of
snmuier-complaint vomitingaml purging place
the child lincier the care of a physician.
m lani m
nydrophahia aad tVaamea Bilra.
Dr. John JamcsoiiJii n note to the Jfrw York
IfiM-fif. savs: "Obaervius that the dreadful nial-
jnly, hydrophobia, has beconm somewhat preva
lent, and 111 many eases, laiai in ,wti icih 1
vicinity, and that thepiililiriin'becoiiiiiigiilarmed,
I beg leave-to acquaint you that there is a rem
edy which, as far as I know, has never failed.
It lias been used 8iiceefully as i'i antidote for
hydrophobia, snakebites, and the bites of centi
pedes, scorpions, adders and othiir poisonous an
imals. It is so efficacious" that it has been adap
ted by the governments of India, Jfew South
Wales. Victoria, Tasmoiiin, Qnrenslaud, South
Australia, Ac, and introduced by me success
fully in Egypt. The remedy is under the control
of tho governments aliove mentioned, and ad
ministered by duly authorized and qnalilicd phy
sicians, and being uo secret, and well known to
my brethren of the medical profession, I have
much pleasure in making it public.
"Its administration, maiuly depending upon
tbo constitution, age, habits, ic, of the victim,
must be carefully effected ; otherwise, instead of
doing good, it would be attended with the most
disastrous consequences.
"Remedy Liquor ammonia; tort is.
"Dose For an adult, 35 drops in a wine-classful
of water: 12 to 15 years old, 20 to 25 drops in a ta-
blespoonful of water; 8 to 12 years old, 15 to 20
drops in a desert-spoonful of water; 4 tog years
oM,5tol0dropa in adescrt-snoonful of water."
BKArKREnnr Wine. The following is said to
be a good receipt for making blaeklierry wine:
"There is no wine equal to blaeklierry wine
when properly made, in flavor or for medicinal
purposes, and all peruana who can -conveniently
do so, shonld mannfactnre enough for their own
use every year, as it is invaluable in sickness as
a tonic, and nothing is a better remedy for bowel
complaint. I therefore give the receipt for ma
king it : Measure your berries and bruise them ;
to every gallon add one quart of boiling water.
Let the mixture stand twenty-four hours, stirring
occasionally; then strain off the liquor intoa cask;
to every gallon add two ponnds of sngar; cork
tight arid let it stand till the following October,
and yon will have wine ready for use without fur
ther labor, that every family will highly appre
ciate, and never do withont it afterward, if they
can help it."
The following recipe is claimed to lie an un
failing remedy, and has been tried with success
in two instances where soldiers were bittbn by
rattlesnakes nn the Plains: Ribrnn's antidote
to the poison of a rattlesnake K. Iodide Potassii
4 grains; Hydrarg. Clilor. Gorrns. 2 grains, (cor
rosive snblimate;) Bromine 5 drachms. Ten
drops of this mixture dilated with a tablcspoonful
or two of brandy, or wine, or whisky, constitnte
a dose, to be repeatedif necessary. It mnst lie
kept in glastoppered vials, well secured, as the
air will affect it. This isan invaluable remedy.
Some ofour exchanges arc chronicling "baked
ice cream," as a discovery jnst made known in
Paris by the cooks of tbe Japanese Embassy.
The article has long been known in this country.
It is accomplished as follows: The cream is
frozen as hard as possible and then a crust of
Sastry put around it. The roll is then pnt into a
ot oveu when the pastry, tieing a non-conductor,
bakes before the cream which it envelops is
much if any melted. The crust is not a palatable
addition to tbe cream, but serves to render possi
ble wbat would at first thought seem alu-urd.
A tADT IN Virginia was recently bitten by a rat
tlesnake, and the inner bark of sycamore tree, an
old traditional Indian remedy for this kind of
venom, was bound almnt the wound, and effected
a enre in a very short time. When the bandage
of sycamore bark was removed, on tbe inner sur
face was the perfect picture uf the snake, coiled
ready for a spring. So perfect was the likeness
tliatit is said if one had seen the bark bandage
lying open npon the roadside he would have
thought a rattler had coiled uimn it for one of
his dreadful springs.
Now that the summer has come, a snggestion
abont the habit of inordinate drinking of water
may prove beneficial to some. If a ieraon desires
to break np tbe inconvenient and dangrrous
practice of drinking too mnch, he has only to dis
tinguish between mere parching of the month and
a genuine thirst. A swallow or two held in the
month will cool it, and a moderate amount of
water will satisfy the thirst.
Tite Scientist Prat recommends a syrup of
coffee for nse on long jontneya. Put a half pound
of the best gronnd coffee into three pints of water
and boil it down to one pint. Cool the liqnor,
rebnil it. sibling enough white sngar to give it
the consistency of syrnp. When cold pnt it in a
bottle and seal it op. Two teasnonnfuis in a enn
of boiling water wyi make a cup of good coffee.
A CossECTiecr doctor claims that cancers
can be cured by burning with a sunglass.
Fiastkks can be keot sweet and fresh bv nut-
thur in the rasa a few iron naua.
Near Southwest Corner Public Square,
JD-F.AT.-F.3E1. 3CLNr
Drugs, Books, Stationery, Perfumery,
Oils. Paints, Putty, Brushes,
Pure files and Lipors for Medicinal Purposes.
Also, a Large Assortment of
Goods Sold for Cash Only.
Jnlj-11, IrtJ-Iy.
M. R. PISH & CO.,
The Oily EicMvely Dry Goods and ClotMi loose in Doniphan County,
Keep 011 hand, at all times, a full assortment of
And G-exrfas FM3rn1gTilTir Groods,
Which they sell at prices that defy competition. Tho latest styles of
Lsxtliers' Dress GoodK and Gents' Clothing:
Can always lie obtained at their btorc. They take COUXTKY PRODUCE, at the market price, in
exchange for Goods.
Fall and Winter Clothing Made to-Order.
Call and sco them, before purchasing; and remember the place!
jnir 11, tsTs-iy. S. W. Corner of Public Square.
Sash, and Building Material of All Kinds,
.A.t tlie IiOwcst Oassli Prices.
Office and Yard, South Fourth Street.
jirit.H-,r. ST. JOSEPH, MO.
Lumber. Lath. Shingles, Doors,
Lime, Hair, Cement, Plaster Paris, Saturated and Plain Building Paper.
Tite Finest Assortment of Building Material in the City, jt tlie Lowest Cash Prices.
- yard ,tn Office at the railroad depot,
an 11. is;-. TR.OY, KANSAS.
Cherry Pectoral,
JPor Diseases of tbe Throat and Iiunjcs,
such as Coojtha. Colds, Whoopinjt-
Couxh, Bronchitis, Asthma,
and Consumption.
Amine the crest
diftcormts of mod-
eraKience,fcir are
iof more real Talus
hto mankind than
Nhis effectual Tem-
ledr for all diea?es
of" the Throat and
Lungs. A Tat tri-
sl of its virtues,
throughout this and
other countries, has
shown that it does
nrely and t0eeraalhr control them. Tlie tes
timonr of our best citizen?, of all cls-we, es
tablishes the fact, that Ciierrt 1'kctorai.
will and does relieve and cure the afflicting
disorders of the Throat and Lungs bevood any
other medicine. The most dangerous affec
tions of theTulmonary Organs yield to its
Kwer; and cafes of Consomotlon. curel
this preparation, an publicly known, so
remarkable as hardly to be believed, wens
they not proven beyond dispute, .s a rem
edy It is adequate, on which tlie pnb'ic may
refy for full protection. By curing Coughs,
the forerunners of more "serious disease, it
saves nnnambered. lives, and an amount of
r-nfTerin- not to be computed. It challenges
trial, snd convinces the most sceptical.
Every family should keen it on hand as a
protection against the early and unperceived
attacks of Pulmonary Affections, which are
easily met at firt, bat which become incura
ble, and too often fatal, if neglected. Tender
lungs need this defence; ana It is unwise to
be without It- As a safeguard to children,
amid the distressing diseases which beset the
Throat and Chest of childhood, Ciieiiiit
Pfctoral Is invaluable; for, by its timely
use, multitudes are rescued from premature
graves and saved to the love and affection
centred on them. It acts speedily and surely
against ordinary colds, securing sound and
health-restoring sleep. No one will suffer
troublesome Influenza and painful Brotv.
chills, "hen they know how easily they can
Originally the product of long, laborious,
and snecewful chemical investigation, no cost
or toil Is spared ln miking every bottle in Ihs
utmot possible perfection. It may be confi
dently relied upon as possessing all the vir
tues It has ever exhibited, and capable of
pmdaein; cures as memorable as the greatest
it has ever effccteL
Or. J. C. AYER & CO., Lowell, Man.,
Practical aad Analytical Chemists.
T. C. SIIRETE, Agnit, VThile flood.
Attachment Ifetice.
J. F. Wiljion aad 1
TV. C. Mnrehcad, 1 Klin tiffs.
vs. (
tniliam II. Smith.) Defendant.
Complaint In Attachment. Plaintiff, demand sixteen ZM0O
-TOTICE Is hereby givra. thatra tbrsaih day of Jon-,
XV IS71 J. F. IIluIMnn. a Jut if of lha IVare of Outre
Township, isonlphan County. Kansas, board as tinier of
.-l.-M.UUI. U ut u t T.. UB. U, m UIU MI i.mi
dollars and aeventy-lhree testa: and that naM cause will be
beard on the 2th day of Jnlr. ten. at 10 o'clock. A. 11.
J.. B WOOD, Attorney tor rUloU&V
June. ST, 18TS-3W. - Prs fee. 13.
Attarf-meat IVetice.
Clement Pope, j Plaintiff.
' vs. J
William IL Smith. ) Defendant,
Complaint ia Attachment. Plabstiff deauusda eight 1-10O
KOTICK la hereby gives, that the SOth day of Jaaa.
1?1J.Y. nampsa.aJMieef tbe Peace of Centre
Town-hip, Doniphan Conatr. Kaaaaa, iasoed aa Order of
Attachment la the above named ease, for the asm of eight
dollars and one cent; and that said eaaae will be heard oa
the ath day of Jaly. 1874, at 'elork: P. M.
X. B. WOOD. Alt-vary toPIaiatiC
Prescriptions carefully Compounded at all hours.
Hair Vigor
7or restoring to Gray Hair its
ntttaral Vitality and Color.
A dressing
which ia at
once agreea
ble, healthy,
and effectual
for preserv
ling tne hair.
fit toon rc-
'Mtore faded
or gray hair
to iis original
color, with the glots and freshness of
youth. Thin hair is thickened, fac
ing hair checked, and baldness often,
though not always, cured by its
use. Nothing can restore the hair
where the follicles are destroyed, or
the glands atrophied and decayed;
but such as remain can be saved by
this application, and stimulated into
activity, so that a new growth of
hair is produced. Instead of fouling
the hair with a pasty sediment, it
will keep it clean and vigorous. Its
occasional use will present the hair
from turning gray or falling off,
and consequently prevent baldness.
The restoration of vitality it gives
to the scalp arrests and prevents
the formation of dandruff, which h
often so uncleanly and offensive.
Free from those deleterious sub
stances which make somo prepara
tions dangerous, and injurious to the
hair, the Vigor can only benefit, but
not harm it. If wanted merely for
a HAIR DRESSING, nothing else
can be found so desirable. Contain
ing neither oil nor dye, it does not
soil white cambric, and yet lasts
long on the hair, giving, it a rich,
glossy lustre, and a grateful perfume.
Prepared by Dr. J. C. Ayer & Co.,
Practical and AaalytSeal Chemists,
old T iu Dscocirrs Evzztwiirax.
T. C. SHUEVE, Agent, White Ctond
iy a
Mt, ,-,uri." - u- ..tlK'f llir, BUU OIU
AgenUy they never knew a book to sell like it. One
ajent 1-4.1 f 1 topiea in three daya; another !0 ln half a dav.
IieantlfnUv bound and "'wtratod. Extra term, to asenta.
Apply t F- A. UCTCHISSOX A CO, SO. N.SirthSt,
St. Locis, Mo. j o j j.
to szu. tbi srtaxoiD Titian arm. rxr.au visa.
From 8iCb-as.zUstL4Us celebrated English palatine;
and by America's best enraTer. .AD. who ore it, want K
at one. .Apply to VAIXET KJBManiSO CO, St.
Loca, Mo. Jolyt.
tiecnted lathe best style a the Cats oclee.
Pr T. R. AirrnCK. theaathorof the srorM-famoaa book.
"Tex Xtflirrs a x IUs-Koom.7 "Tuauc Tun a Max-
. . f .!. nvnin. Varlr nf tf ..it.. r ,tf .1.,
S Tkc M eUavale aavst Paaatar Tkuraaajm
KsV aCxarcaa Reale
To Saint Louis
-aot all ronrrs---
From Si. Lous to lew M
tin inS TSSSStL VSS3S CS33.
IS EQCflTED will!
Elegant Day Coaches!
Pullman's .Palace Sleepers!
Miller's Safety Platform!
Patent Steam Brake!
rgAa Kaaipaaesst aaraaaalesl ky aay aibcr
r l.iae la law Wret.
Try It! Try It!
General Soperintendcnt, St. Louis.
General rauwen-er Arnt. St. Lotus.
Tlie Only Line Running Tnronli Cars
7:30 A. M. Day Express.
Throngh to Xew York. Chicago. Cincinnati and Lonls
ville Daily except Sunday.
4:45 P. H. Accommodation.
For all Way Station Daily except Snmby.
6:15 P. M. Fast line.
With rnllm.in' Iil.irr f0ceiln;Car thron.Ii toXtw
Tork, Cincinnati aiht Iraiirvine DAILY.
6:45 P. M. Chicago Express.
With tliPMi-h Sleenin; Car Daily escept Satnnlay.
Tictet Office. 3f. 1 ". Fourth St, corner Chestnut, St.
Ticlet As"t.
SI. Iiuis.
(JeliT Sap's.
"West'n raws. .ct.
St. Louis.
Cenl I'aaa. Asenl
SI. Louis.
Tte Great Sbort LinS from Cincinnati or Colnmlins
Basins NT ta IIO JTJilc. arolarriTuigOn Tasrt in,
ulri K at
lcw York.
taring 59 Ulilr. anil-irrivin;:6$ lloctsin AnrAxrtat
faring 77 Uf lira, ami arriving f IXorss in ADraxrc at
On a Tear tub Qcirxcsr.
Over fbc Oh! titter c Parkrrabnrg a4
Bella ire, are Camptctnl.
Pullman's Palace Drawin-Rooi&Sleepin Cars
Are run on this Rente from Cincinnati or Colnmbns tn
Ifallimnre and Washington City,
Dy this Honte yon aroH ALL OMNIBUS TRANSFERS
an.1 VERr.IF.S.
Tickets for sale at all Ticket Offices Smith ami West.
Cen't Ticket Agent. .Master Traiwport'n.
Baltimore. M.l. Jialllmorr. Jld.
MinXRY as. J0IVKM, Grnl rasa. Ag't, Cincinnati, O-no-t.
Kansas City, St Jo. & Council Blufia
From OJIAHA and the WEST
TffuVfng it the Best through line to
St. Jntkw-nh,
, m Lrarrwiefth,
Trrm Slantr,
Indiana polla,
ew Orleans.
nrt Wajne,
-Alias t.
- ZanraVille,
rblUdcIplila. Xbtttim,
9 Palljr Express Passenger Trains;
lW Ists Ksanui Hirer Depot oppesita Omaha,
lor tbo aUtre named eilloa.
OUn ilO Mornin; Kapreso Is elczantlr ernlppd with.
CMufortaUe Smoking Cars ami Ialacs Coacbea.
OCR 4i3i tf-MExpmia, with
Pullman Palace Sleeping Cars.
wc cs
Miller's Safety Platform and Coupler-
"clToa-rtl n gfi o-sjjtmo ai E3trxlx.v
Paaotngera who come West, rla other lines, should retans.
by tula route, airing tbem aa opportunity topaos tnrongn tba,
twantlfhl and fertile Taller of the aUaaourl, throaea grow.,
in; Cities and Ihrirln; Villain.
Ins. City, SL Joe?, t GuirilBtois Ttossk Liu.
Tieaeta for sale at all General Ticket Oficra,
A. C. BAWKS. jft. I., wfrtun.
oen l I'aaa. Ac't. tienl riaperinlcnceni.
SL Joseph, SCo.
St. Joseph, ato.
Good Property for Sale.
IOFFKS for sal msy tract of tea atrea of rjound adjoin.,
la: WMto Cloud. Tho location la rery baadaome, aad
tba Erosnsd well fenced and hnprored, containlaa; a good
storraadahauT bosuie.withfiiarraoma: acoodeisterB; 140,
apple, trees Jnst coming into beartnfc about the sun nam-.
per of bearlns peach treea. tosjetber with pear tnea. aad all
kind, of small fruit, rorprtco aad ti i . call at tho pre-nn-oa.
Jsajn.187l-.aa. d
come ta tao Chief oOt,

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