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'sBaafaaafaaoaaaaaao SOT BCB3EAU. L2EDLE BABY. Drae aa I leer, moat efery daj I langa me nild to uw dor Taj Mj aehmall yoosg babr dry to Uai Dot fanny kedle baby. Yben I look of dem leedle tees. Tied uw dot fanny leedle son, Uud bear der tt dut rooter crows, I echnlle llk I pij. "Bomcdlmes dero come a leedle acbqoajL Doi'a Then der iisd Tisd Til crawl .f Bight In Id leedle echtomack achmalL Dot'a too bd fur dcr baby. Dot Bake Mm aing at niibt ao aohToet, Dad gorry-barrle be moil ait. TJod X mt champ ebpry on Dry feet. To help dot leedle baby. He belli 07 bom nod kick 107 balr, TJad erawU no ofer f ery There, Dad echlobbcra me but irt I carat Dot Taa mj achmall Jit baby. Arosnd my head dot leedle arm Yaa ichqnoxlD me eo nice ana Term On! may dere kI"0;,1"!. li dot tebsull Joadle baby. AnnlBg Scene Thtre was "an amuaing scene on board the Louisiana mail boat the other day. Tl ere was " the nsnal conglomeration of passenger, in the cabin jut before the boat lauded; and amid the general hnbub of eonrersation a man remarked incidentally, "Now in New Jersey, where I live" Instantly an oiu uiu, wu n ik4,..j .. moodily pondering by the stove for some time, prang to bis feet and exclaimed: "Stranger, are jou from New Jersey I" "Yea." ' "And Trillin' to acknowledge itt" "Yes, sir; proud on't." "Hurrah; give ns yonr hand!" cned the old man, fairly dancing with exultation. '.'I'm from New Jersey, too, but never felt like declaring it afoie. Shake! I'm an old man. I've travelled long and far; I've been in every city in the west eleainboated on the Ohio and Mississippi been to Califoray, over the plains, and'arouud the Horn; took a voyage once to Liverpool; bnt in nil my travels, bang me if this ain't the first time I ever lieer'd a man acknowledge he kuni from New Jersey." Hard ap far a Jake, f got introduced to a splendid stranger in the cars, simply by his sitting down on my cork hat. This didn't improve the hat, it killed it. But we conversed. Says I: "History tells ns that some kinds of -vegetables possess conversational powers." Says he, "I guess not." Says I, ' I guess yes." Say he, "Quote, sir, quote." Says I, "Well, air, how about Jack and the beans talkf Therel tasdbim. He whistled the third and last stanza of " Betsy aud I are out ;" then twist ing around my way, says be: "3tranger, it's an understood fact that twelve Lard boiled eggs won't hurt a day old child." Says I, "Not if they are boiled real hard!" Says he, "No, sir." Bays I, "Perhaps yon will tell me why they won't hurt a child when they'll kill a man 1" Says be, " Yes, sir, because a day old child won't eat 'em." There he had me. atiaiPnx. On the 1st of June, in the year 1840, a gentle man, very taciturn in his habits, rode ou Batter eca Bridge, Loudon. His groom rode after him at a respectful calling distance. Suddenly an idea occurred to the gentleman; he pulled up his horse, and turning his head nearly round, said, iuterrogatively vonui' "Yes, sirr "Do you like eggst" "Yes, sir." The gentleman then turned again and rode on. On the 1st of Juue, 1841, Jobu and his master happened again to ride over Battersea Bridge. At the third lamp-post the gentleman pulled up abort, and John pulled simultaneously. The gen tleman turned his head and eaid, still in a tone of interrogation "Howr "Poached!" came John's answer, quick and clear. This is considered the longest pause in a con versation on record. AXE-IDENT and In-CIDKNT. Neheniiah had a careless habit, while talking, of tapping every thing near him with whatever ho might have in his hand. Nebemiah returning, hatchet in hand, from chopping, called upon neighbor Jones. In the course of conversation, he unluckily chipped a tine table of the farmer's. "See there, you careless lubber," exclaimed the farmer, "see what a large dent joa have made in the furniture!" "Yes," ineakly answered Nebemiah, who was something of a wag, "but that was au accident." "Very likely," cned the enraged farmer, bury ing his list in the offender's phiz, "aud this is un tBCufcsL" GbavktaRD "Wit. An Irishman who had been employed at the cemetery some time since, went to Washington to draw bis pay. After receiving the amount the paymaster, discovering a sabre cut on his face, remarked: "You were in the ar my during the wart" "Yea," said he. 'What command were yon in?" "In General Fitz Hugh Lee's command, sir." "Did you have the audacity to apply to a Fed oral cemetery for work, wheu you were in the rebel army." "Yes," replied the Irishman; "I helped kill them, so I thought I had a right to help bury ihm." A Georgia coloied lycenm discussed the ques tion, "Which is the most useful, paper or gun powder!" Thedebstewasclosed by a disputant, who spoke as follows: "Mr. President, s'pose dar if as a bar at the door, au you was to go dure and bhake do paper at bim, you'd see what de bar would do. But jess shoot a cannon at him, and see what comes. I call for de question." The president forthwith decided in favor of powder. Two French ladies were looking for the little daughter of one of them in a group of baby car riages. "Do yon see bim t" asked the friend of the mother. "Himf I am looking forher nurse." "Uornurset" "Yes; all childreu look alike. I know the nurse, and I can find the child best in that way." "As for myself, I th'uk all bonnet look alike." "How do yon find yours, tbeuf "Oh, I know the soldier who is her beau." A YaKKKX boy had a bole Dutch cheese set before him by a waggish friend, who, however, gave him no knife. "This is a funny cheese, un cle Joe, but where shall I cut it f" "Oh," said the grinning friend, cut it where you like." "Very well." eaid the Yankee, coolly puttinz it nnder his arm, "111 cut it at home." IT is said that the following words actually formed the peroration of the counsel's plea for his rlient in an asault and battery case at Athens, Alabama: "Let the hnmble ass crop the thistle of the valley ! Let the sagacious goat browse np ou the mountain's brow; bnt, mm of the jury, I toy that John Grundle is not guilty." BoswkIX observing to Johnson that there was no instance of a bejorar dying for want in the streets of Scotland; "I believe, Sir, you are very right," says Johnson; "but this docs not arise from the want-til itrggars, bnt the impossibility of starving a Scotchman." . Said a tipsy husband to his wife, "You need needn't bl lame me! Twas woman that first tempted man to eat forbidden things." "Wo man may have tempted man to eat forbidden thins," said bis wife, " bnt be took to drinking of -iis own accord." It la said a tribe in the interior of Africa have a, cations religious ceremony. It is a dance in which the parties plant a good, solid kick on each other, and they keep it np for hours. We know several places in America where this religion wight to be in full blast. A Frsxcb lady, on Tier arrival in this country, waa careful to eat only such dishes as she was ac quainted with; .nd being pressed to partake of ndlah new to her, she politely replied: "No, I thank yon; I eat only my acquaintance." " Well, I always make it a rnle to tell my wife every thing that happens; aid Browning." "Oh, mv near fellow that's nothing," said Smithwig; "I tell zny w ife I' f things that neer happen at alL" . ASHflEKAJCEU, intending to 1 aliemt few lavs, Ismpblacked a shingle wit U the following, withont date, andnaiW it upon his door: "Will 1 hoaw in ten days from the time you see thus shingle." A FRENCtntaS, boasting of the Inventor? (trnl . ns nf his country, said, "We invented lace nHHes." "Ay." said John Bull, "and we added shirts to them." - Tde World alludes to the odd similarity be tween a'female reverend and a mutton thief, Ijoth of them.bVing sheep-renchera. Jpxlsaner8onal"edrertisementinaFacb. lewspaper: "taint, too can return w tuo 00019 ike tU safc-aoe u seme." gm tbe farmer. WBEK TO CUT BUSHES. We have no doubt but that late in summer, when the growth of the season is just ended, and the plant has expended all Its energies in grow ing, and is just falling into that rest so essential to vegetable maturity, is an excellent time to behead these plagnes of the farm. But we have tried another season, when tbe labors of the year were not quite so prrssing as is usual in summer, or early anturan, and have found it so successful in our cae, that we bold it worthy of commen dation to others. Many years asro. them waa a danaa nit4i of willows ou a awampy spot at one end of the inendow. They covered about half an acre, and were so thick that any animal, biped or qnad mped, would End It difficult to pass through the thicket. It was waste laud, good for nothing un less it were for wasps and hornets to occupy in rearing their youug. or for the bob-o-link to ponr bis noisy clatter. More than this, it n as a griev ous eyesore, that closely embodied phalanx of wil lows in full view of the highway, and the first object that greeted the eye in una direction from tbe windows. It was in onr school-boy days, and it so hap pened, as was then cnstoniary in New England, onr school adjourned ovr from Wednesday night before thanksgiving, until the following Mouilav, to give tbe teacher time to go home and visit all his cousins and neighbors, the big boys to skate ana aueua inrney snoois, aim every one to enjoy tbemselvea in the ways best suited to their fancy. t Odd weather bad set in, in earnest. The ponds were all frozen over, and the' streams Unwed "noiselessly along nnder their icy Manlc-ts dark clouds chased each other across the horizon, oc casionally spitting snow as front vr'ry spite," and the hoarse uorth wind piped in doleful notes the birth of tbe season of storms and snow-drifts, of sleigh-rides and singing schools. Of course, our old enemies, the willows, were firmly lodged in winter quarters. At least, Jack Frost had all of them firmly secured in his unflinching, relent less vise. Taking that foot into consideration, in connection with the other more important one that we had two whole days all our own, to do what we pleased, with the proviso that we must not be pleasea1 in doing any sort of mischief, we resolved to open speedy hostilities on onr old hateful enemies, the willows, and accordingly, with a sharp ax in baud, we commenced onr warfare, cutting them off smoothly and rapidly just below the surface. Our progress in the bus iness was veri good in these two cold djys. The improved look of the meadow was an ample com pensation. We have no doubt we made better progress in onr studies that winter for t lie tri umphs of this two days' labor. But this was but the begiuning of the end in this buWuess. The removal of tbe willows revealed old logs and stumps; and there must be drains cut to takeoff tbe water that bad fed the willows. So it was concluded to fence off that end of the meadow for pasturing, while this operation was going on. The result was this: The bushes were cut so low, that the first thaw covered their stnnips with water, which froze firmly over them. Whether they drank too mnch iu this drowning process, we shall not presume to say; this we know, however, that the subsequent g'owth was a very feeble one, and the browsing of the ani mals pastured there completed the work of des truction so effectually that, on restoring the old swamp to tbe meadow, it was as destitute of wil lows as the desert of Sahara. Wehae another piece of swamp, on which much earth had been earned by artificial means, and which in 1839 had become a tangled mass of willows and elders. In January of 18C0, we cleared off a portion of this swamp by cutting the crop iu the same way as before, just below the snrtace, wuen tne ground was trozen. Two sea sons of growth bate passed since then, and tbe new sprouts make but a very feeble show. An other cutting, which can be effected iu a very short time, w ould probably eradicate the bushes entirely. Now we do not claim that we have taken the best time to cnt our biuhes. We state wheu w did, how we did it, aud tbe result, leaving it fur the intelligent agricultural world to draw their own inferences. We think, however, that in winter, if frost favors the object, and there is no snow to obstruct, it is the best time for us, for then it will not interfere with the ordinary duties of farming, and labor is cheaper. Then the bushes being firmly frozen in, every blow of the ax will tell, and there is no mud "to annoy tbe operator. We have some belief that the freezing aud thawing over the stumps, and the water that settles over them in spring, has some thing to do with drowning ont these mischievous aquatic shrubs. William JSacon, in Country Gen tleman and Cullirator. Wheal after Potatoes. Some of your readers are now gathering their potato cropland preparing the ground to be seed ed down with wheat; this preparing is often hastily douc and much, neglected. Slav a word to such be in time. Many farmers think that because the ground was heavily manured for the potatoes, that it cannot fail to bring a crop of wheat. But many are sadly disappointed. The seed is so badly put in that a portion of it fails to grow; and the weeds spring up and choke ont what does grow ; aud this being consequently weaK aua tnin, is tne prey 01 ineny, weevil, etc., so that she harvest brings a very poor reward. Bnt as tar as my observation and experience reach, as good wheat can be raised after potatoes as anything else, simply by first putting the gronud in good order. Of course, a little manure is needful for wheat, sow it where you may. If farmers would spend more time in preparing their potato patches for wheat, they would be abundantly repaid tor it at the harvest. I have frequently seen wheat sown after the ground had only been plowed to get the potatoes which are left after the digging is done, when, if the ground bad bad a second plowing, a very great difference in tbe appearance and yield of the wheat would have been realized. I would say to tbote who canuot obtain good wheat after potatoes, to try giving the ground a second plowing; they will rind that the ground will be iu much hotter order, and the. yield nearer their expectations. Corretpondent Gcrmautotcn Telegraph. Hints Tar Ifae Seasea.. Cattle for fattening next fall should have a good start by Iwing allowed full pasture during summer. There should be free acce is water. If pasture for milch cows be short, feed uigbt and moruing with-cnt grass clover, or millet, corn, etc., from the eround devoted to that purpose. Calves will thrive well upon a good growth of ctuver wtiu 0111 lime oiuer icett. Sow strapleaf and other quick growing varie ties of turnips among corn, after early potatoes, aud also on vacant gronnd. A dressing of super phosphate of lime will hasten tbe growth. Allow no weeds to go to seed. Those cut when nearly ripe should be burned, otherwise the seed may mature before tbe stalk dries, aud, if added to the manure heap, will be ready to spring np with tbe crops next year All the aromatic herbs should be cnt while they are in flower, and be ritber tied in small bnnches or spread out thinly aud dried in tbe shade. The hoe and the rake ahonld be kept bnsy whenever the ground is nut too-; wet. If dry, boe the oftecer; coot soil condenses moisture from the air. Remedy fob the Borer. A correspondent of tue aiaine tanner says nls apple trees are not troubled by that pest, the borer. He further states that be applied tbe earth and anbstance taken from where his siuk spout emptied to the trunk, or rather around tbe collars of bis apple trees each autumn, and then dug it away or re moved it the next summer. He considered this an effectnal remedy, as tbe borer did not trouble them, and, further, it was a good dressing foe the soil around the tree, after being dng away. Of course, the soil where' the spout emptied would have been renewed yearly, by supplying a cart load of earth, sods, etc., to absorb and hold the refuse liquid. If not nsed in this manner, the slops from the sink should always be added to the compost heap, or applied to the garden crops during the growing season, as ther are too valua ble aud rich in fertilizing materia) to be wasted. Beks and Bruistoxe. Kidder's Guide to Apiarian Science thus remarks: "Thonsands of bees are everv year consigned to the sulphur pit. If We keepers did but know what a barbarons practice this i,I think they would abandon It. Let ns reason for a moment. What wonld we think of a man who should give his cow a dose of brimstone to get a little milk, or to his hens to get a few eggs f Yet millions of iudnstrions honey bees an, tbns destroyed every season for the sake of a few pounds of aulphnr scented honey. If tbe bees have been profitable to us one season, why not let them 1x5 so the naxtf It takes only a few pounds of honey to winter a swarm usually a pound of honey to a tbnnsand bees, when havinir proper accommo dations." b r ' Last winter. Just previously to the extremely cold weather, Mrs. Jennings, living near Litch field, hought a large quantity of heavy "led-tick-Ing and made It into huge envelopes, with which she entirely covered her peach trees. Then her neighbors langfaed; but now, while their trees are either dead or barren, she laughs to see her own laden with the choicest of peaches, for which she can obtain the moat fabulous prices. nt Jtap ftoafe. THE FINE ATHTattsab OEHTT.TMTATT. ar aleut ratx, 1853. VllV. mml f1lAWB 1i.m. anil a ,- T wRl tclL Of a nuzbtr clever geouenum. who Urea extremely welt. ui ao esiexn t Where bee diateli A floe Arrnrt.s eeatlezcsa, close to the Choctaw line! This Una Arkansas crnUeman has a mighty fine ertlJ'? . Of live eraix thousand acrea or more of land, that will be worthaejcatdealaoinedayorother.tr be don I kill VlmuJffaMMM aul will ...1 MMIllMMIld 111 VUtl Aad foar or five dosen negroes, that would rather work thin not 1 , Aad each quantities of horeea. and cattle, aad pigs, and other poultry, that ha never pretends to know bow many hehaaot; Tbla rata -v--taa genUemaB, cloae to tbe Choctaw Una I Thla fins Arkanaaa gentleman haa trail t a aplendid bouse, " On the edge of a big prairie, extremely well populated witbr deer, and barea. and grovse: And when he wants to feaat bla frienda, be baa nothing more to do. Than to leave the pot-lid off, sad tbe decently behaved birds fir atralght into the pot, knowing he U shoot 'em if they don't, and ha haa a aplaodid stew; This fine Arkanaaa K-aUemas. close to the Choctaw line I This fine Arkansas gentleman makes acveral hundred balea, Unhwa, from drouth, or worm, or a bad atand. or aome other d d continzencT, bia crop la abort, or faila ; And when it's picked, and ginned, and baled, be pnU it In a boat, . . And gets aboard himself, likewise, and ehartera the bar. and ha. a devil of a spree, while down to i ew Orleans be and his cotton float: . This flae Arkansaa gentleman, close to the Choctaw line ! And when he p eta to New Orleans, be sacks a clothing str.re, an..n.nt,rltvTT.tal tha.fi, llt1l. the St. CbariOS. the Verandah, and all tbe other hotels in the city, if be aucceeda in finding any mnre; Then be drawa npon tbo merchant, aad goea about and treats j ....,.- j.--i- .... Every man from Eentockr, and Arkansas, and Alabama, and Virginia, and the Choctaw Nation, and every other d---i vagabond he meetar. Thla fine Arkanaaa gentleman, cloae to the Choctaw line. The last time be went down there, when he thought of going back. After ata in g abont fifteen dan. or leu. be discovered that by lending and by apending, and betas; a prej In gen eral to gamblera, baelmen. Joaftirs. brokers, hosiers, tailors, servants, and many other .Individual, white and black, IIed distributed bia assets, and got rid of all his means. And had nothing to ahow for them, barring two or three headaches, an invincible thirst, and an extremely general and promiscuous acquaintance in tbe afore- aaid New Orleana, This fine Arkansaa gentleman, close to the Choctaw line ! Now, how thla gentleman got home, la neither here nor there; Bat Tve been credibly informed that ha swore worse than thirtv-eeven pirates, snd fiercely combed hi hair; And after be got aafely home, tbej aay be towk an oath That he'd never bet a cent again at any cimo.of.carcla; . and, moreover, for want of decent vadviers, ho fore swore women and whiskey both; ' ' 7 .. -Thia fine Arkansas gentleman, cloae to the Choctaw line! This fine Arkanaaa gentleman went atrong for Pierce and King, And so csme on tbe Washington, t get a nice, fat ofoee, or aome other mighty comfortable, thing; Bnt like him from Jesnsalem, that went to Jericho, Ho fell among tbe thieve again, and could not win a bet. whether be coppered or not, ao his cash waa bound ti, pn; Thia fine Arkansas gentleman, close to the Choctaw line! So when his money all waa gone, be took nnto bis bed. And Dr. Rejourn phrsieked him. and the chambermaid. who bad great affection for him, with her arm held up bis head; And all his friends came weeping round, and bidding him adieu; And two or three doten preaehera, whom he didn't know at all. and didn't care a curse if be didn't, came pray. tag for bim. too; This fine Arkansaa gentleman, cloae to the Choctaw line ! They cloaed his eyes, and spread him out, all reaay for the tomb; " ej. And, merely to console themselves, they opened fne biggest kind of a game of faro Tight therein his own room; Bat when ho beard the checka, be flnng the linen off bia face, -J And sung out. Innt precisely as he used to do when ho waa alive: "rrindle.t don't torn! hold on! 1 go twenty on the king, and copper on tbe ace!? This fine Arkansaa gentleman, cloae to the Choctaw line! A famous Washington physician. t The Croektbrd of Washington. A TIIBII.I.IflU HOJIAriCE. BV r. 8. c. CHAPTER I. Jothua and Jnlietta. Joshua stood besides his fair one, trembling. His heart kept turning uver. His eyes grew dim. His tongue was paralyzed. A cold, clamy prcspiratinn oozed throughout his skin, while ever and auou be rolled his liquid eyes towards Julietta. CHAPTEK II. The Propotal. At length his knees gave way, nud down on his marrow bones be thus addressed her: "My dearest Julietta, with all my soul I love I love you! Here his voice failed, and he would have sunk upon the carpet, bnt for tbe timely answer from her enraptured lips, which brought him "spell bound" to his feet. CHAPTEK III. Not Reciprocated. "Rise, sir," said she. "Do not humble your self to me, for I do not reciprocate your love." CHAPTER rv. Jonh in a Qnandary. "Reciprocate? reciprocatef" whispered Josh. "What on earth does that meant" thought he. And then off he went, never even stopping to kiss her haml, 111 searcn of a dictionary, naif mad with hope and half with fear. CHAPTER V. Joth in a Boolttort. "Dictionary!" he cned, as he entered the near est lxmkstore, "a dictionary, I say!" "Yes, sir, in a moment," answered the clerk. "A moment thunder!" vociferated Josh. "I want a dictionary!" "A nicely boundonef" said the clerk. Sell 'em cheap as dirt." " "Sell the d 1. I'm looking for a word." CoRcfuiou. Over and over he turned the leaves. At last he stopped; be looked, be sighed, then laying down the book, he walked out, sayiug as he went, "Kicked, by jimminyT E.ND. "Old Bill AIlen."-A Little Bit ef Romance in III 1. 1 re. There has been a bit of romance in the life of Hon. William Allen, whom the straightont Dem ocrats of Ohio have nominated for Governor, and it involves another. The Columbns State Journal tells the two stories thus: "At tbe beginning of tne political campaign in ioju, wnen Allen waa nominated for Congress by tbe Democrats, and McArthnr, tbe Whig Governar, was a caudidate for re-election, Allen was the lover of MeArthur's daughter, aud between them there was an engage ment to be married. Bnt it is said that after MeArthur's defeat, the Governor broke off the matrimonial engagement, and the lady married a Kentucky gentleman, who died before tbe ex piiation of Allen's term in tbe house. Gener al McArthnr died about the same time. At this point comes in another little -romance. A gentleman who was an ultra democrat, and a great admirer of the then rising young man, Al len G. Thnrman, bad a daughter, who, ranch to ber father's chagrin, married a whig. In mak ing his will, the old gentleman disposed of the f roperty to his danghter in snch a way that the whig hnstiaud could not acquire title in it. This lady also became a widow; she afterward met Allen G. Thnrman, and is new Mrs. Senator Thnrman. It was at the wedding of Judge Thnnnan that Mr. Allen again met the daughter of Gov. McArlhnr. (by this time the widow of the Kentucky gentleman.) Tho old love waa re newed; they were married, and lived happily together until the death of Mrs. Allen, which ocenrred Iwfore the expiration of Mr. Aliens Sena torial term. Mr. Allen has since been a widower. H0RAC8 F. Clauk died worth ten millions of dollars yet tbe man did not know what it was to live in comfort as the humblest laliorer lives. He did not get more than four of five honrs' sleep in the twenty-fonr, working often till fonro'clock in the morning. And work for him was hard he fretted, worried, scolded, rushed about, and was in a constant fever of nervous excitement. His residence was the finest in the city of Kew York, bnt the rudest cabin on the prairies of the wet had more Irne comfort within its walls of logs than ho ever knew In his palace of marble and it fine adorniugs. How many people en vied tbe rich man who were measurably more happy than he ! What a lesson ! TtlK Congregaticnalltl savss "One of our New England cities has a minuter who. on onr and the same Sabbath, preached as follows: After noon subject The intttntrorertihle inexhansti bilitvnf God's providence; eveninz The indu bitable, angelic acclamation of tbe ineffable ans terity of the approaching woes." This invention of a riving machine by an old man of eighty-five, in the east, induces tbe Cor-ier-Jonrnal to sav: "One urnuM nnruvu that the .only living machine that an octogenarian would -sua era. d,1.ne aU l. n M " nimui m un ascension roue. & -A'-Kaxsas paper describes a man as being "aa sociable as a batch of cimlM.t.. ,. 'reaJta lie- f ore election." Kfjsiffnl and (&xim$. B1TTLES.1AKS peiserr its Arrri- BTK. Messrs. Editors : On page 199, current vol nme, of yonr journal, I notice a statement that Dr. S. W. Mitchell, of this city, has been experi menting npon the venom of rattlesnakes, and thinks there is no antidote to tbe poison, the remedies usually applied being nearly or qnite useless. I was surprised at this announcement, as I had hoped and believed that we had found a perfect antidote to all poisons of reptiles and insects, in iodiue and iodide of potassium. Several years since, Dr. J. S- now of this city, iuformed me that he had practiced medicine for 13 years near the Blue Bidge, in this State; that dnring that time he had bad a number of cases of rattlesnake bite, and never failed to cure it" with iodine, or iodide of potassium, externally applied. Enclosed I send you an article, cut from a pa per published some twrfyears since, lam anx ious to learn if Dr. Mitchell has tried this reme dy, and found it'of no'use: "After many experiments by the officers of the Smithsonian Institute, aud other scientific gen tlemen, a certain cnre.is said to have been found for snake bite. It is as follows: Ten grains iodide of potassium, and thirty grains of iodine, to be dissolved in one ounce of water, to be kept in a bottle with a gronnd glass stopper, aud to lie applied externally nercr internally. If possi ble, stop" the circulation iu the parts bitten by bandaging, and use a stick or anything to tight en the bandage, and apply tbe solution to tbe bite witli a piece of cotton, sponge, or anything that will bold the fluid, and then bind it to the wound aud keep it wet nntil the cure is effected. It is said that live drops of indiluted poison from the fangs ot a rattlesnake, mixed with five drops of tbe above solution, and inserted into a wound with a syringe, was as harmless as ten drops of water." D.S. Philadelphia, Pa. Messrs. Editors: I see an article in No. 13, enrrrnt volume, on tlie poison of rattlesnakes, in which Dr. Mitchell, of Philadelphia, asserts there is no antidote to tbe poison of the prairie rattle snake, and the copperhead snake. I will give the remedy ho that no one can mistake. Take a handful of garden rue; hrnise it with a hammer; lay it in a dish, and add half a pint of best cider vinegar, ami then let it stand for 'five minntes. Then take a rag or sponge aud apply or bathe the snake bite wound with the liquid of the run; then, after bathing a few minntes, take the rue out of the vinegar, aud apply it as a poultico to the wound; and renew the poultice as long as there is fever, and the cure is effected perma nently. Alcoholic liquors are very good, but rue and vinegar will relieve all pain in five minntes after being applied. I have seen it tried on four persons, aud also on horses and cattle, and have uever known it to fail. Isaac B. Hvmer. Scientific American. m is m Care for aTavfever. Abont this time look out for the "har fever." " peach fever," and other unpleasant forms of a summer catarrh, which are more common iu Eng land than in this conntry, bnt which afflict con siderable numbers here also from midsummer along through the month of Angnst. The part attacked by the disease is the vicinity of tho up per air passages of the nostrils, which become iuflamed, secreting a thin, irritating flnid. This is accompanied by sneezing, headache, fever, and prostration, all of thsm being more or less vio lent, according to the susceptibility of tbn pa tient. Sometimes several weeks elapse before the sufferer gets rid of tbe malady, and occasion ally its influence is felt until cold weather sets iu. In Englaud tbe disease has been supposed tobecansed in some war bv an effluvium pro duced by tbe hay harvest. More recently, how ever, it is believed that it is caused by " vibri oses," as a microscopic examination of the fluid discharged from the nostrils of a person suffering from the disease detected the presence of minute infusorial anim.i1cul.-e of that description. The gentleman who claims to have made this discov ery describes himself as a sufferer from "hay fever" for twenty years, bnt is now entirely re lieved from the malady. His enre is to get a saturated solution of sulphate of qniniue iu wa ter, in the proportion of one part of nnininn to 740 of water, lie down upon his back, dip a small camel's hair brnsh into the solution, apply the brush to tbe inside of the nostrils, moving the bead about gently so as to make sure that the fluid reaches all parts of the nostrils until it is felt in the throat. He describes the relief as im mediate, and says that three applications a day, when threatened by a return of the disease, is sufficient to prevent a return. Philadelphia, Fa.. Ledger. Cure far Ujdrapbabia. Tho first of the annexed perscriptions by M. Crossar, a French physician, and is said to be the enre ior toe bite 01 a mail nog: Take two tahlespoonsfnl of fresh chloride of nme iu powtier mix it with unit a pint of water, and with this wash keep the wound constantly batlied, and frequently renewed. Tbe chloride gas possessss the power of decomposing this tre mendnns poison, and renders mild and harmless that venom against whose resistless attack the artillery of medical science has been so long di rected in vain. It is necessary to add that this wash ahonld be applied as soon as possible after the induction of the bite. The following are the results of this treatment: From 1810 to 1824, the number of persons ad mitted into the Breslan hospital was 134 ; into the hospital at Zurich, 233 persons bitten by dif ferent auimais, jioz uy uogs,; ot wuom only four died. A writer in the National Intelligencer, says that the spirit of hartshorn is a certain remedy for the bite of a mad dog. The wounds, he adds, should be constantly bathed with it, and three or four doses diluted taken inwardly, during the day. The hartshorn decomposes chemically the virns insinuated into the wound, and immediately alters and destroys its deleteriousness. The wri ter, who resided in Brazil for some time, first tried it for tbe bite of a scorpion, and found that it removed pain and' inflammation instantly. Subsequently he tried it for the bite of the rat tlesnake, with similar success. At the sneres- tion of the writer, an old friend and physician of cugianu ineo. it in cases 01 iiyuropnobta, and al ways with success. Sn'akk Brmaf. A son of John Drift's, who resides about eight miles southwest of Knoxville. while gathering strawberries on the prairie, was severely bitten on the arm by an enormous tim ber rattlesnake. He was at once hurried homo, and by the application of a recipe, which we find published in the Knoxville Democrat, was enred. The recipe is ns follows : " Take the yellow of one egg. one tablespoon ful of salt, one tablespoonful of gunpowder, mix thoroughly, and apply over the bite, as a plaster. As long as the poison remains in the wonnd the plaster will absorb and fall off. Re-apply imme diately until tbe plaster sticks, which is evidence that the poison has all been drawn ont." Let every one cut out this recipe and remem ber it. Many lives have been saved by its appli cation. . E-Nousii Farm Beer. E. E Montaznma, N. Y., publishes the following: 1 bushel cracked malt, 1 1-2 lbs. bops, 2 quarts of molasses, for GO gallons of beer. Take BO gallons of water, two thirds boiling and the other cold, stir it round, and then put in tbe malt and let it remain three hours. Draw the beer from the malt and boil it 3 l-fi hours steadily with the slops of molasses. When nearly cold set the beer with a little fresh yeast, ssU'atrdTIavor and let It work; then stir all together and barrel np. When through work ing bung np tight at once. To Make Spruce Beer. Take of oil of sprnce, sassafras and wintergreen, each forty .drops ; ponr one gallon of boiling water on tbe oils, then add four gallons of cold water, three pints or molas ses, and one pint of yeast. Let it stand for two honrs and bottle. Xlderberry Bctter. Take eight quarts of berries, three ponnds sngar, one pint boiled elder, one pint of water, one tablespoonfnl each of cinnamon, spice and cloves. Stir as for apple bntter, and boil till strong enough to keep one year. Wash a lieadstead in strong brine, and bed bugs will depart from it, and keep away as cool as mine. It will be necessary to repeat the ope ration once or twice during "the summer, as the saline proinrty evaporates. A wandering paragraph says that a lump of ice, say ten pounds, placed in a well, will render its watecdelightfully cool, and far more pleasant than ice water from a pitcher. The ice has to be renewed once in about ten days. As a remedy for mosquito kites', keep a vial of glycerine at hand, and apply freely to the bites. It will relieve the irritation and swelling at once Oue application is generally snfficirnL The Red Akt. Where they are troublesome it is said that sage leaves fresh picked, will keep them away If scattered iu the places yon wish to protect. Corx starch applied dry to the hands of those wearing kid glovos in summer 'recommended as a preventive of injury to the glores- 1 WjSBSmnKnK&L&nWnm 5 iaBaBPiaBmBMV''BBBH ' atBmoi IKaSmBmak B BEDEBICITS CELEBRATED HAY PEESSES. Shops at Albany, St. Louis and Montreal. Pamphlets sent on demand. 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