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VOLUME X.--NUMBER 43.
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Tb braa eon of tba aiiloa.
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tVbaa lora first ihaaaad disfalstax;
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Tba brara beart proadl swaUiaf,
Aabraatba tba Terraat lips a-iin,
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Tbat bis a haro namail him;
Bat daarcr for tba Iirloog sear,
Aad tba swift ball tbat loalmad bim.
Aad fsba soaxht tba wlda world thraafh,
Utr heart eoold aaer discovrr,
1 Kor faocj sailor, balfso traa,
As tbli, her oaaamtd lorsr.
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b y Upl ftt to work! rtmort th fitlbf hllla.
n ParaicMiily tialtia doctor bill.
THE HAUNTED BED.
BY MJTRK LEMOS.
"Why. BelJy, if there isn't Mr. Pon
eonbjr at the door with his luggage, I'll
be whipped !" cried the head waiter at
'tha hotel, on the evening preceding
the ffgntta.
"Mr. Ponponby, yon don't say so !
and I'd given him op, and jast pnt that
xreak-roinded grnt, aa come at ten
tclock, in forty-two Mr. Ponsonby's
room, as I call it; and there's not a bed
to be had in Cowes. for love or money."
' '"What's that yon any. Betty V stid
'the'new comer ; "not another bed bnt
'roine, eh?"
. "That's it, sir." replied Betty; "I
kept U for yon till the last train ; now as
'that baa been in an honr. I gave yoQ np,
-ir.' What will you do!"
"Awkward," exclaimed Ponsonby;"
'the old clock in the room will break its
beart; hot I ranst sleep on a sofa."
"Not one disengaged, sir," said the
'waiter.
"No, sir." added Betty; "not one, sir.
'There are fonr small children pnt to bed
in a chest of drawers now in twenty-fonr.
rWe. let everything before we would let
r forty-two."
"That's the gent that's got yonr room,"
whispered John, as ho n a he red Mr. Pou
enby Into the coffee-room.
"-Tbe-person-alluded towas a verymild,
I aBilky-Iookiogyoang gentleman, of twenty-one.
His present position was evi-
dently a new one, for he was constantly
employed in palling np his shirt collar
rand, using his tooth-pick.
. "John," said Ponsonby. "I matt have
a, bed.- Brinj me broiled bone and a
glass of brandy and water, andant them
OB the table next the yonng gentleman,
whilst I speak to Betty."
What tbe nature of Mr. Pontonby's
communication to Betty was, I don't
.bum to reveal ; .but tbe "laogbed eon-
atiBadly," and was shortly after seen en
tering No. forty-two with s warmiag
pan.Jind retnraing witbont it.
" .The' bona 'and brandy and water were
idnly served, and Mr. Ponsonby took his
-place m the table. The mild gentleman
palled his collar snore frequently, and
-plied bis tooth-pick with increased ener-
-gyv - ' r
t Yaiter," cried Ponjoaby, "here
--.take Ibis thing away."
.i i'Capital bone, air," said John, tome-
what astonished.
zt 'Doa't -tell tnea capital bone I" ex-
ncUiaaed Ponsonby. "The 'bus driver
ytran eoaBpIaining of tbe mortality among
:&m.honm. Take it away."
i The aaild gentleman looked "alarmed,
and pansei in the act of polling op bis
-collar.
"WreJehearSraae, this, sir,' said Pon
sonby, confidentially; "aever come here
r.H-M?- i t ; be at regatta time,
gua.to.get in anywhere I"
"Yea, sir." aaid tba mild obs.
."Trhy served me'arasoally trick once.i
-mt a. aoaii never forget it. I wonder
devHi" P" !0 thU r0IH t0"B58ht Poor
rer''1 inqn're'lllt-tl18- triak-wa,
V "In&fk'njr I" isia Hr PoMoaby;
'tnt,ugtfr.bbdld birdlyli'tryU'th;
story, ia case yon should donbt my ve
racity." "Oh ! air"
"Well, it aeems absnrd to talk abont
haunted chambers in tba nineteenth cen
tury;" and Ponsonby psn'sed.
"Not at all, sir," aaid the mild' one,
encouragingly. a
.- "Bnt that thtraJtiWa in thin boose, I
am ready to swear,"'exclaimed Ponson
by; "a room with ra large, old-fashioned
clock in it."
"No. forty-two !" gasped tbe mild one.
"That's my1 room."
"Hosb, for Heaven's sake 1" said Pon
sonby; "had I known that, I wouldn't
have ssid a word for tbe world."
"My dear sir, don'i ssy tbst ; pray go
on, air. I'm not superstitions, neither
am I foolishly inerednlons ;" and tbe
mild one wiped his forehead, and emptied
bis tnmbler at a gnlp.
"Well, as yon desire it, I will narrate
my story," said Ponsonby. "It was ex
actly three years ago this very day, that
I and my luggage found ourselves in No.
forty-two, the last room (so tbe chamber
maid told me) nnlet in tbe bouse."
"Exactly what she told me a cocka
trice ! interrupted tbe mild one.
"I was tired by my.day's journey, and
went to bed exactly as the clock struck
twelve. Though fatigued, I felt no dis
position to sleep ; so I placed my candle
on the bed-steps, and began to read. I
had read abont five minutes, when sud
denly I received a most violent blow in
the stomach, and tha clock struck o quar
ter. I started up ; there was no one,
nothing to acconot for the phenomenon.
At last I concluded it must have been a
fancy. I read on for another quarter of
an nonr, wnen x received two blows of
greater violence than the former one. I
jumped out of bed, resolved to secure my
assailant. No ; tbsre was no one ! the
clock chime 1 the half-hour."
Another glass of brandy and water I"
cried the mild one.
It was brought, and Ponsonby proceed
ed :
"I seized the bell-rope, tort a sense of
shame would not'let me proceed. I there
fore reoIved to keep watch for a short
time As I sat up in the bed, my eye fell
npon the face of the old clock io the cor
ner. I could not help thinking it was in
some way connected with the annoyance
I had goffer'. As I looked, the minnte
hand gradually approtched the IX on the
dial, and the moment it arrived there, I
received three distinct and particularly
sharp raps on the crown of my head.
The clock struck the three-quarters. I
wan now convinced that there was some
thing wrong. What was I to do ? If
I disturbed the house, and told this story,
I should be laughed at, and set down as
druuk or dreaming. I resolved to brave
the worst. I got ont of bed, and, gently
opening the clock case, stopped tba vi
bration ot tbe pendulum.
"Come, that must prevent tbe atriking,
thought I, and laid myself down with
something like a chnckle at my own bril
liancy." "Achnckle?"
"I bad not been in bed above five min
utes," resumed Ponsonby, "when I heard
the door of the clook-caso open slowly;
I felt, I confess, a tremor "
"I should think so."
"And I saw tbe pendolnm throw a
somersault on the floor, and deliberately
hop, hop, bop, towards the bed. It
pansed for a moment, and, .bending its
ronnd, brazen face fnll npon me, said "
"Spoke V gasped the mild one.
" 'Sir, I am very mnch obliged to you
for stopping my labors. People think I
never want any rest, but tbat I can stand
being perpetually wound up and kept on
tbe go. With your permission, I'll get
into bed.
"And without waiting for an answer,
into bed it got.
" 'I suppose,' continued the pendulum,
'yon are not aware tha this is our room.'
" Our room V said I.
" 'Yes; mine and the rest of the works.
The man who made tie died in this bed,
and left to us a legacy You found some
thing rather unpleasant, didn't you ?'
"Yes, I answertd; 'very unpleas
ant.' -
" 'Ah; that waa the striking weight ;
he always serves intruders that way, when
we are going. When we are not, aad I
come to bed, he is quiet enough. But as
I am likely to be aet agoiag again in the
morning, and it's now nearly half-past
one, I'll with yon good-night.'
"'Good-night, eir,' I replied, quaking
from head to foot.
"So, thought I, whoever sleeps ia this
bed, most either eubmit to be thumped
black and blue by the etrikiog weight.
or accept of this horrible monster for a
bed-fellow. At this moment the pendu
lum, I suppose, fell fast asleep, for it
commenced an innocent 'tick-tick, tick
tick,' that rendered all attempts at for
getfulnees. on my part, impossible."
"Another glass of brandy and water I"
cried the mild one.
"No, no,' cried Ponsonby; "I would
advise yon not. Have yonr chamber
candle, and go to bed."
Goto bed in No. forty-two 7" ex
claimed the mild one. "Never 1"
"My dear fallow, matters may have
changed since tba period T have" been
tatkiag of. Go to -yoar room, aad if
anything occurs, it, k easy to ring, tba
bell. Come, I'll see yoa to tba door.".
And, Ukinir their caadles. tha pair pro
ceeded tb NeTforfy-tweT. r ' -
"tiere we art,"eidFoBoatry"goo-
Tba mild gsatlemaa, eoold toaly,Jvaye
sua ooau ia Tauoaicuoa, as M wierou me
WHITE CLOUD, KANSAS, THURSDAY, APRIL 25, 1867.J
haunted chamber, In.a moment be ot
tered a shrill cry, and rushed into the lob'
by, his hair literally oa end with terror.
"What'a the matter?" said Ponsonby.
"It's tbsre in bed fast asleep I've
seen it the pendulum I would not sleep
there for a 'thousand pounds!"
. "Good i gracious I What will yon
aoi- ' ,
"Sleep on tbe stairs; if I had but my
carpet-bag out of my room 1"
Til fetch it for yon. I don't mind
the pendulum ; he's an old friend of
mine." ,
And in another minnte, the mild one
was travelling down to tbe coffee-room.
bumping his carpet-bag from stair to stair,
to the probable disturbance of the whole
bouse.
"Betty, Betty!" said Ponsonby, in an
under tone, "tell tbe porter to bring my
baggage to Mo. forty two. Ha I ha l
Capital, Betty!" roared Ponsonby, as he
saw the canse of the mild one's terror.
It was the brazen warming pan com
fortably put to bed in No. forty-two, and
which tbe M. G., in bis terror, had taken
for a pendulum.
In the morninp, the mild gentleman
did cot show himself. He had drank
three bottles of soda water, paid his bill,
and gone off by the first train.
ASXEXTO WABD.
Is hajaaa to land of as laajthttr,
This into that mada mlnb for ni all!
Prorts daatb bat a silaoca hereafter,
From tba soaads tbat daliht r appalt
Oaea closed, bar tba lips no mora doly.
No mere pleasara tba exqoislte ears!
Has tha heart dooe o'orflowieg with beaotj.
As tba ores hare with tears!
Naj, ireaebt be aare, what eaa be tarer
Tbaa that earth's good decays not with earths
And ofall the heart's springs, none are parer
Than the spna-s of tbe fonataios of mirth.
He that seonds them has pierced the bearrt hollows,
Tbe placee where tears are and sleep;
For tba foam-Sakes tbat daaca ia life's shallows,
Are wraef from life'a deep.
He came with a heart fall off ladness.
From tha f lad-hearted world of tha West
V.oa oar laeghter, bat not with mere madaass;
Spike and joked with as, not ia mere jest;
For the man ia oar heart lingered after,
When the merriment died from oar ears;
And those that were loadeit in lao-htrr, t
Are silent in tears. Xoadoit Sp4eUtor.
(From the Toledo Blade.)
iVASBY.
The Connecticut Election The Effect
it Produced at the Corners, and Like
wise at Washington A Proposition
to Remove the College Rejected.
Washikoton, April 7, 1867.
The news uv the election in Connecti
cut created the most profound sensashen
at the Corners. It enm to ns so onex
pected, so like a clap nv thunder from a
clear sky, or rather so like a gleam nv
snnlite thro a mass nv overpowrin black
clouds, so like the first streak nv snnlite
in the mornin after a long nite uv colera
morbus with no brandy in tha house,
that we was overpowered with it. Tbe
Corners hevn't experienct eich a satisfac
try spasm uv joy sence the receet nv tbe
newa nv tbe Fort Filler affair. It per
dbost a very eingler effect on Deekin Po
gram. When I cam up to him with the
news, be wnz engaged with all the elo
kence be posest a tryin to convince a nig
ger, wich formerly belonged to him, that,
after all, tbe Southerners themselves wnz
tbe only ones wich tbe niggers cnod trust.
and tbat when tbe time cam. for em to
exercise the 'lective franchise, ef they lied
any regard for tbeir own interests', they
wood tarn their back on tbe Ablisbniats,
who woz, to a man, hory headed deceev-
ers, and trust them and tbem only who
knowd em.
"8amyooel."aed the Deokin. in a affec-
shunit tone, with one hand on the nig
ger's shoulder, "why shoodent we love
yoo ? Yoo are bone uv oor bone, and
flesh nv onrnesh we are nv one blood "
(thia remark' tbe Deekin got into a habit
aome years ago uv gittin off when speak
in nv the JDimocrisy North, and allux
nacs it. It is rather effective, tbo in this in
stance, ef I hed bin in his place, I shood
ent hev along it oat, owin to the pecooliar
construckshen wich mite be pat onto it)
"and oor interests is one, Samyooel."
"jjeefcin." aez I, interraptin bim.
"Deekin ! Connecticut hez spoken in
thnnder tones, and hez gone Dimocrat
id" "Wat!" aez he, "Dimocratic 1"
"Verily," eez I. "A Governor, and
three Congressmen ont xxr fonr."
Ther woz a sudden rupcher uv tbe
friendly relaabens . exittin between the
Deekin aad Samyooel the dark complex
joned. If be wax uv tbe J)eekin'a firth
the Deekin woz in favor nv mortifyin it,
for never was flesh so belabored ez vrnz
that nnfortonit chattel's. The flaab wnz
immejitly laaserated. Jle pitched into
him ferothns. and after- onmelin the as
tonished Aferkin, who didint ceo why the
result nr a e'eckshun hood work aicb a
ebaoge. till ha woz ont or breath, he con
deost wat strength was remeiaia into one
vigroua kick, exclaimtn
Take that, von black swindler. I've
talked sweet to yoo, under false pretenses.
I've bia, betrayed -iato waatia soft sawder!
ont,o a.niggej ia.o;coxiawber I ey a
aurnisDte rue lo.coaamaaa into
, WatJoes,allcdU maaar,' aed .the
ier. faiatjy.,., , . ; , ." .
. JIaaraedJtotbia..; 7my friend,
ibia the reaction we're hear J so much
about its arrir. It means tbat there is
a exceedingly good chance nv yoor bein
redoost agin to yoor normal speer, nv
yoor com in down" from the high boss
yoovebin a rid in, and in bein agin a ser
vant unto yoor brethren. It means that
Connecticnt heaewjleen. aad tbat yoor a
good deal more-valyooable to us now than
yoo wnz a hour ago. (io, my mend,
and buy salve for yoor brooses, for unless
yoor hceld, yoor valyoo will be less in
the markit. Yoo'd be ashamed to sell
for a low price, woodent yoo ?"
I left the Dimocrisy jobilatin and come
on to Washington, feelin that I must go
where I cood find kindred soles. The
nite I arrived there wnz high carnival at
the White Honso. lhe President wnz in
tall feather. Ther woz Connecticut visi
ble all over bim. He hed a wooden nut
meg for a bnzznm pin a minatoor bass
wood hsm bung from his watch fob, and
in honor uv tha occaahun tbey wnz drink
in punches made nv Noo England rnm,
with small slices uv Weatherfield onyans
in em insted nv lemons. Randall sprnng
toward me ez I entered tbe room, and
claspt me by one hand, the President by
totber, and wa then not altogether on
like the three graces embraced. They
hed the advantage nv me, ez they hed
one odor the onion wich I hedent, but
I stood it. Why not, when that odor
wnz from tbe breaths of those hevin the
apintin power ? I wood hev stood it bed
they bin eatin a.sofcetida.
At thia juncture Sekretary Welles
come in.
"Ha !" aed he, "why this unwonted
hilarity! why this joy wher greef gener
ally holds her court ?"
"The Connecticnt elecksbnn," said
Seward.
"Ob, to be sure," sed the venerable
old 'man vacantly, "I remember. Haw
ley, wnz it, oreome other man, who wnz
elected over over wat wna nis came ?
onr candidate ?"
"That woz last yer !" scd Seward ang
rily. "Well, perhaps it woz. When did
that State vote agin ?" asked he inno
cently, to wich no anser wuz given. But
very littlo attention is paid to Sekretary
Welle3 by any one 'ceptin Seward, and
the fact that he occasionally undertakes
to keep him postid in current events ia
gmerally taken ez evidence that he's
breakin up. Poor Willi m; it's evident
that he's passin into his dotage.
Ther wnz a pleasant gatherin. Cow
an wnz ther, and Saulsbnry and Garret
Davis, and Doolittle and Seymour, and
Brooks, and more congratulatory letters
wnz read than would fill a page uv the
Woo York Herald. John G. Breckin
ridge hoped this auspicious event wuz
the beginnin nv.goodfeelio, presagin, ez
be trustod it did, the evenchooel triumph
uv them uv wich he hed alloz bin proud
to call his friends. Mayor Monroe, uv
Noo Orleens, hoped that, after this evi
dence nv retnrnin reason. President John
son wood not hesitate to remove that sec
ond Bntler, Gen. Sheridan, who wuz ojins
to every friend the President hed in the
city uv wich ha wuz lately Mayor. Gen.
Wise sent his congratula'bens, but ez
they okkepied thirty-eight pages nv legal
cap paper, closely written, they wuzn't
read ; Mosby eent a allegoricle pipe
made uv a corn cob, onto wicb wnz carv
ed a symbolicle nigger with tba American
eagle with his claws into his wool, with
his congratulations; and Fernando Wood
and Jesse D. Brite and Dan Voorbees
senttheirn; and Yatlandigham wanted to
know now whether or not the President
wnz a goin to accept tbe situasben and
take the Dimocratic party to his bnzznm?
Ef so, he hed a list nv appintmenta for
Southern Obio wich he wished made
At this pint tbs qnestion arose whether
or not I hed not better move my Class
icle and Military Institoot to Connecti
cut ? I am a practicle man, and I to
wunst asked, ez pertinent to the qnstion,
whether or not ther wnz a distillery in
Connecticut, and sekond, whether or not
ther Woz a vacant post offis within four
miles nv it.
Sekretary Randall replied. He wood
ent bold out indooaementn that he cood-
ent fnlfill. He Was honest. Honesty
wuz bis best bolt simple, child-like
strate-forwardniss in his deelins in polli-
tix wnz his cheef faun, and hed well nigh
been hia rboin. The first query woz easy
to anser the eleckahnn returns wood in
dicate to any man uv ordinary intellek
that tber woz no Post OffisTs' to spare.
To carry the State every waa nr em hed
bin solemnly promised.
Tbe President remarkt that he reely
shoodent tbink that triflin circumstance
wood interfere with givia nr em to other
men.
At this pint I broke in. I told em
firmly tbat onless I cood hev a better
post offis than tbe one I bed, I woodent
go. x cood go, aad cood move wat tber
ia nv tue College bildins. It woodent
cost much to pay freight on that corner
stnn. I spose a better one cood be trot
in Connecticut at less than the cost nv
traosportin it, but wherever that Dimo
craticColIege ia built, tbat must be tbe
corner stun nv it Tbat stun it hallowed.
Ther are tender aseosiatbena hingin round
it. It wuz tbe comer ataa bv a nigger
school house wich we burnt to the grooBd
tbe nite we beard or the veto nv tbe Civ
il Rites Bill. Bnt I won't go to Con
necticut onleea my subsistence is aaboord.
Tber is more mosey tber tbaa ia Ken
tucky, but I doabt whether tbey wood
support me es well. I tpeek fraBkly.
I kra'aadersraad wby a maa-k7?be a
Dimocrat ia Keatacky he's interested
ia niggers. ki appreciate tbe Diaaoc
rky at Sehera Injetay, IlliaoU aad
f
Ohio, coz they come from that region,
and the sekond generasbua aint got eo be
aBA ataaa T eViem aw, aw, J a. J .1 aB m
.u.c.. a. .uu ua.iBr.uaa toe iJtmoeruy
tu uniisa a auu c ernaodo Wood's dae
stricks. but pardon me I. wast to keep
very clear uv Connecticnt DimocraU.
A peoole any where ia'Noo England wich
kin deliberately. ay tbeirsel.ee to "as is
jiat tbe kind uv people I don't want to
be among I instinctvly mistrnst a Yen
kee i who hez dickered away his interest
in Bunker Hill. I her notist that a Noo
Englanderwich come 8ontband married
an old maid, or a widder with a Dlanta
tion, wuz never to be trust id, and it's my
experience tbat a demoralized Yankee
one who hez shed, his early trainin, and
took up anybody else a moral close, is
about tbe meanest specimen nv a white
man on tbe face nr tbe green earth.
Tbey hev the acootnis wicb is born nr a
barren soil, without the Puritanism to
keep it within bounds they possess the
ability to make a livin on ther native rox,
but bis lsainess impels hinf to a easier
subsistence in milder climes, and instid
uv fishin.for mackrel he eoes Sontb and
fishes for men. A Noo Englander unre
strained by grace is pizen, and I bleeve
Connecticnt is full uv em. I hev heerd
MassachoosiU religion aboozed. but its
suthin we may well be tbankfal for. I
hev allaz bin thankful that the Mayflower
brot over religion ez well ez brains and
will.
Amone tbe Connecticut D'imoerisv I
tbood etsnd no show, and, besides, I hev
too mnch eelf-repeck to sosbiate with em
on terms uv equality. Instid uv forsgin
on them they'd msnsge to live on me.
I hev lambs to shear in Kentucky, and I
don't care abont changin era. I don't
want to throw any cold water onto this
festive occasion, it being a element ie all
despise, but bev we any asahoorence nv
tier continyooin troo 7 iSf I understand
it, we won by means nv patronage, and
rnnnin a War Democrat, a bein I, in
common with all tbe troo Dimooriay, de
spise. We can't do it agin. Tbo next
blast that sweeps from the North will
bring to our ears a story uv another kind.
One swaller don't make a spring I hev
knowd uv calves bein born with two
beads. TJiis election, I fear me, is one
nv those mon8trpsitieawJCb.2i"achex.8ome
times perdooses to show wat she is ca
pable nv. It ain't normal. I hev no
objeckshun to yoor feelin good over ir
it rejoict me, coz it'll give our friends
Sontb courage, and may skeer tbe radi
cals into givin us 'better terms, but :'
My remarks wuz interrupted by Sauls
bnry, who hed bin sureptitiously drinkin
punch with the ladle, and the odor nv the
onions overcomin him he rolled under
tbe table, and very shortly thereafter tbe
meetin broke up. I leave for home to
rn or rer, or ez soon ez I kin draw my
mileage.
Petroleum V. Nasdt, P. if.,
)Wich is Post ruts ter), and likewise Pro
fessor uv Biblikle Politicks in the
Sutberu Classikle (t Military Institoot.
Isefnl anTtfuriim
Treatment of Corau.
There are three varieties of corn; hard
corns, soft corn, and bnnions. Hard
corns commonly occur on the top of tbe
toes, being formed by the pressure of the
leather. Soft corns occur between tbe
toes, and come in consequence of press
ing the toes upon each other by narrow
toed boots or shoes. Bunions usually
occur npon the joints of the great toe.
Like corns, they come from pressure.
When a corn is full grovn, there ia usu
ally a thin membrane between the corn
substance and the true skin; this enables
a person to remove them without draw
ing blood or causing pain. They can
generally be lifted out by the nse of a
sharp-pointed knife, by working down
nest to the. true skin, commencing at tbe
outer edge and completely surrounding
it, gradually working from tbe circum
ference to the'eentre. You should work
down as deep as can be done without
drawing blood or causing" much pain.
The feet may be soaked la hot water for
an hour or more before tbe operation,
and a little glycerine or sweet oil applied
after it is removed. ,
If the corn is inflamed, the feet most
be soaked in hot water several times for
two or three bonrs, being wrapt ia soft,
wet do tbs during the interval, end when
the taflammation has subsided, tbe corn
should be peeled oat as above directed.
Another method is to soak the corn
for two or three boars, and tbea share
off the horny psrt aad apply a drop of
nitro-muriatic or of glacial acid. A
sharp-pointed stick; abpnld be used, .aad
tbe smallest drop placed npoa tbe centre
of the corn, care being takea not to drop
it on tbe akia or surrounding tisanes.
This may be repeater several times, if
necessary, after which keep it motateaed
with glycerine or oil for a few days, when
it will come, ont, Tbe acid should sot
be applied if tbe corn u inflamed. Wear
easy fitting tboee, if you do aot want
them to retara.
Save Yoca Oil. Pat the wick iato
the lamp, aad fill tbe latter abont half
fall with'! coarse aak, aatt theai ia
aboat oae iacb of oil, eati it will be faead
that a great saving: -will, be tba result.
Tha salt wastes gradaally away dariag
tbe burning; aad mtet. therefore, be re
newed from' time tir-Ttime. The light is
parer aad mere britKaaat-tliam- wtthetat
tbe salt, and, the wefc:reirM a
s8-.
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Ce Jfitiriiftg.
LAST OQMtn HAMS 01 SAO.
Lonlra rant baa aerieej the feltewing parodj ef Tea
feaat'e LadT Clare, Te Vae i"!
Lady Chif aoa Hair af Hair, '
Yon'te waa at latl a great renown;
Ton tboegM U lata a scare af beads
With fashion, wbaa joa took tba tews.
Ob ma jaa thane, bat wbaa jaa'd goee,
1 knew tbe dadga tbat I'm admired
Tba bead of a Fre-RaSaelitai
Yoera la aet to be'desirrJ.
Lady Chignon Hair or Hair,
Tea needs mast hide joar bead la ehaae;
Foar trasses can't compare with mine,
For bote joo know from whence they came;
Aad at I lira, I woald not giro
A tg for years, Ihoagh bald t ami
A simple maiden's pretty locks
Ara worth a thoasud lamps ef sham!
Lady Chignon llalrofHalr.
I stole the plaits from affyatr bead;
No maay moaths bate come aad go".
Since tbey adorned a Kalmnek dead.
Oh, yonr neu yoar toltrutttte
A microscope was brought ta me,
Aad there were thoie about tba ends.
Which yoa had hardly cared to sea. "
Trnst me, Chignon Hair of Hair,
Tboagh Parlt rasbloas woman aaee,
Yonr greatgrandfather aad bis wife
Smile at tha claims ofbonnet-thanea.
llowe'er thie be, it teemt to me,
Tit fair ta fasciaata aad flirt;
Yonr bair'a worth mora tbaa eeroaott,
Aad simple braids than Ratriaa dirt.
Chignon Chignon Htlrorililr!
If joe hare lata of tails aad baadt,
Ara there no pillow, la yonr boete.
Or sofa cnibioas near yoar baadtt
Ca, cram aa ottoman or stoat,
Aad tlafi yoar tanny loaka with tow;
Ask Parlt for another freak.
Bat let thia aattj fasbioa go!
Fortune-Telling. One of our ex
changes is responsible for the following
story relative to this popular and perm
cious rice :
Not many evenings since, it is record
ed tbat a sinner who has escaped hanging
lor, io l these many years, was in com
pany with several ladies. The subject of
lortnne-teinng was introduced, several
of tbe "angels" pleaded gnilty to tbe
soft impeachment of having written to
Madame This and Madsme That, to fur
nish tbem leaves in their future history.
Instances were mentioned of very remar
kable developments in a certain case
hereabouts :
Old R was asked for bis opinion.
He replied : " So far as I am personally
concerned, I know more about myself
than 1 wish to. I don't tbink any good
comes of those things. I had a friend
who dressed himself in Isdy'a clothes,
and called upon a celebrated prophetess.
He did not believe she would discover
the disguise, but he heard what made
him exceedingly unhappy." Here the
old reprobate ceased.
A lady, much interested, asked: "What
did she tell him ?" " She told him he
was to marry soon, and become the mo
ther of ten children I"
He;e is a reminiscence of onr old regi
ment, the st Heavy Artillery :
Tom S and Sim L had been
absent- on " sick leave," and bad reached
Washington on their way to rejoin the
regiment, both " dead broke," and both
very dry. Marching into a .saloon on
Pennsylvania Avenue, Tom inquired if
they took stamps. "Certainly, Sir,"
said the bar-keeper. " Then, set on yer
pisen," ssid Tom; and tbe " pisen" was
produced. Both drank, and then, step
ping back from the bar, began to "mark
time" with great gravity and a good deal
of noise. " What are yon trying to do?
What do you mean by stamping in that
manner?" said the proprietor. "Paying
for tbe drinks I Didn t yoo ssy you
took stamps?" aaid Sim. with his face
a yard long.
" Yat's de matter ? vat's de matter V
exclaimed an old Dutchman, as be tuck
ed up his apron aad ran out of his shop,
to know tbe meaaing of a crowd in bis
neighborhood. "Yat's da matter?"
"There's a man kilted," said a bystand
er. " Ob, ish dat all ?" said our friend,
in disappointment ; " ish dat all ? ehnst
a man kilt ? Hamph ! I tooght it rash
a fight I"
When the present 2d Vice President
of tbe San Francisco Typographical
Union waa a mtscbierous boy, he waa
once approached ia church, by a preach
er, who, laying bis hand oa hie aboalder.
commenced to remoaanraw who aim.
"My son." said be, "I believe tbe Deril
has got bold of yen." "I Uriah eo,
too," aaid "Saip."
"Tommy, what does be-a-c-b spell?"
Idon'tkaow."
"Wbatl yoa little aumakall; what
are yoa. sitting: oa ?"
Tommy, (Iookiag sheepish) "I don't
like to tell r ,
a Gubbiae k a aeet fellow. He say a
ha caaaot span) time to take a hath, he
sides it takes moaey far soap aad towels.
We tbea aaked him how he aaaaagad to
keep cleaa ? " Oh." aaid he, " I lead
paper 'myself every Christmas I"
s A person asked Mr. Patrick Magnirs
if he kaew Mr. Tim Daffy: "Know
him!" saidPat; " why, he's Tory aer
relation of miae. Ha ease pnaeaed to
marry aaeeiater.t0'
a AGhicaceM' applies 'for- a dimes.
eaeaaaa hia Wets' proves te-hara: aieerk
teg. oae says aa aaew k.
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Hedges:
We make the following extracts, up
on the subject of Osage Orange Hedge,'
from the American Agriculturist: t
It is not necessary to advocate the'
Osage Grange as a hedge plant. It has"
probably been more extensively planted
than all others, and wherever the winterr
are not too severe, it is one of oar mosf
valuable fence plants. In the present
article wa merely wish to say a word
about tbe yonng plants and seeds, to
give a general answer to numerous letters:
of inquiry. There waa a large quantity
of seed sown last spring, and many will
lose their plants from not knowing that'
the first winter is usually very severe np
on them especially in ground liable to
be thrown by the frost. The proper
way is to take np all the seedlings wbea"
the frost has checked the growth. Tbo
ueu ia usually mowea over, to remove
the immature tops, and the plants are
either plowed out, or if the quantity
is small, dug up by the spade. The"
plants are then assorted, all of the same
size put together and tied in bundles of
100. To preserve them during tbe win
ter, they may be placed in tbe cellar aad
covered with sand, sandy earth, or saw
dust fresh from the mill. Anything
that will keep them from drying' aad not
loo wet will answer. The plants may
also be heeled-in ont of doors, if a prop
erly drained place be selected. That
treated, tha plants winter safely, aad the'
assorting which is always necesssry to'
secure evenness io tbe hedge, is done
more at leisure than it can be ia the'
spring. Arksnsas, where the tree grows'
naturally, the fruit, when ripe, is" thrown
into heaps to rot, and the seeds are wash
ed from tbe pulp. This does well enough'
where tbe season ia long enough to ma
ture the fruit on the tree. At the north'
there are many old hedges and trees also,
that bear fruit, which, though it attains
its fall size, it does not ripen upon the
tree. With this fruit a different course
must be followed. The seed must hare
an opportunity to perfect itself within tha
fruit. Tbe fruit is ia size and' shape
like an orange, and in structure mucin
like an enormous round mulberry. Each-
seed is surrounded by fleshy envelopes
wDic3, inoago tue seed may be quite im
mature when tbe fruit is gathered, serve
to nourish and perfect it. With thr
northern fruit it is therefore best ta
spread it and let it ripen under cover,
and after tbe seed is fully developed it'
may be allowed to freeze. The fruit is'
masbed in spring, and the seeds are sop
arated by washing. November, 18661
Osage Orange Seed. Now that this'
long wanted seed is again ofiered for sale,
we have questions as to how to spf out it,
and if it is to be planted ia place, where
tbe hedge is to stand. It abonld ba fro-
zen before sowing; but as it is now too'
late to do that, tbe seed must be soaked.
Pour scalding water, as hot aa tbe band
can bear, over the seed, and let the whole'
stand in a warm place, repeating tbe'dp
eration every day for Are days. Then
drain off tbe water, and keep the seeds'
covered in a shallow vessel ia a warm
room nntil they begin to sprout, wbea
tbey may be sown. As the plants' ere
liable to to thrown ont by tbe first win
ter's frosts, it is necesssry to raise tba
plants in a nursery. Rich land Fn fiae'
tilth is marked out with drills, about
two feet apart, or wide enough lb work
with the cultivator? sow the seed-taihl.
about an inch apart, and cover about two-
inches deep. Keep carefully cultivated
tbe whole season. Warder's Hedges' and
Evergreens, gives tbe various methods
of forming hedges. ri7, 1566".
SETXTsa Osage Oranoe Hedges". &
will not do to set Ossge Orange plants
in autumn. The yearling plants ara
very tender, and need to be taken' from
the seed bed and protected through' tha
winter, by setting tbem io boxes of earth
in tbe cellar, or by stacking tbem" np
oat of dears and coverlag thsat'safScieat
Iy with earth to prevent freeaiaz.w St
tembtr, 1866.
A Sntpus Cosy Masse; A farmer
at Chesterfield, IIL describee for tha h-
efit of tbe Prairie Farmer a simple aad
cfaeap corn ground marker.
It is made at puttiBS! r abort art ta.
tbs forward wbeeja of a wagea, aad a
long oae in the bind oaasr eoaple these
together by a six foot atick piaaed ia tha
centre of each axle, with two" braces pia
aed oa the hiad axle, aed ruaalag to the
centra of tbe conpliaa: The waste
tongue eaa be pnt oa the" treat axle he-
two small iroa bolts, pot through tha aadV
oi too nouaas and axle; tbe azlaa eaa be
made ef poles. Pat tha froat wheals
four feet. apart, aad tha ethers ' twslre '
feet, though tbs leagthof'the axie-ea
be made to suit. 8ixly astasia a day
can be marked with it. It rasa Light,
aad makes a' good mark aad oae that
will show after r raia-ea good as a slel
mark. T j
Ituiiko Potatoes urTitB Bar. Tha
following rale for ucertaiaiag the Bom
ber ef bashek of apples, potatoes, &c,'Ja
hns aad boxes is reeomueaded si sim
ple' aad .aecarata by a eorraapoadsatierf
a t
toe Mirror aaa jrarmer: jTattaa.
her ef "erea" bashek maltiply the aasa
ber of eibie'feet fa the hia by eight aad
poiaf offeae deeimal;fer "aae-ed' ae-V
em aaatUf iy. etgat twtee aad pe
two.
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