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S6L. MILLER, EDITOR AXD PUBLISHER.
THE CONSTITUTION AND THE UNION
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WHITE CLOUD; KANSAS, THUESD AY, JULY 8, 1869.
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"WHAT THE FIHST TWO I?0INE3 BAID
fc AT PEOMOKTOBT POIHT. .
Piloti Incbiaj bl to faadt
Faclnx o tb " track.
Ililf a wH-I bebiiul cscb Uekl
Ttili It hit the E-sj-inei iaJJ.
TJorrpmirJ in J nrcadt
"Willi a prefatory cratch,
J! a flon-J U"etni ipecch
- Tald tht Eajioe from-iba Wait:
! an from tfirrra'terett;
And. ifahitade! a tcit,
Mby, I reckon, iii confr iwi).
Tint It (Joae ray lard beat,"
- -Paid tUKu-Ine from th Eatt:
Tb7 wb work Utltalk thaltiif.
Epo yo wbiil down yanr brakes;
What joa'r done f i o frtit tints a;
rrtij Cur bat let oar meeting
lie a diflerest kind oTgrftiag.
Let ibew fotkf, wiibehainpaje staffinf.
Jiet the Eag inei, do the pJEx
Listen! Vber Attaolie beats
Fttoret of toft r and Summer beau;
Where Ibe ladiaa A at urn n tkiet
Taint the wood with wampum djei;
I bare cbued the fljiog sen,
Peeitif a II he looked epoe
lUeiita- all that be baa bleit
pr!n la any iron breait
All hiiTiTlfjin-heat.
Alibi clouds aboot mj crest;
And before mj fljin feet,
rer abadow m sit retreat.'
Faid Ibo Weitfrn Eoxine, "Phew!"
And a Ion- low whittle blew.
"Come, now. real! tbat' the odJeit
Talk for one ao Tery nioilrit
Yob braf ofyoer Et! T dol
Wbj-, brief tle Eaat to jroa.'
Alltbe CIHeet-all Caifaaj
Fied Ibroofb ne the aboriett way.
And tle aea yoo follow here,
Bites a ray liemiptere.
Keall if oie matt be rede
Le-tbjitij fnead, aint lorgitade.'
aid the Union: Donl reflect, or
1 II ran over tome Hi reel or.
t'aid tle Ceniral: I'm Pacific
Hot, when rtled, lm qnile lernfie.
Yet lo.daj ie aball ool qaarrlt
Jatt to ahow thee folks tbit moral.
How two Enjioet In their euion
Unco bare wet witbool collision."
That ii what the Ea-tnft said.
Unreported and ami unread
Spoken slifbtly throejb the nose,
With,a whittle at the close.
irlcct Calix
TLE DAUGHTER-IN-LAW.
"I nerer, never will forgive him'saij
old Sir. Remington, golracnly, depositing
hii great gold spectacles in their great
leathern case.
"Xor I, either," sobbed Mrs. Ilemington,
heedless of the unwonted disorder of her
cap-strings. "To marry that bold, dashing
city girl, without so much as waiting for
nur nrmission."
"Hut vou know, my denr," suggested tho
old gentleman, "we snouldn't have given it
to him, if ne nau waiteu a ceniury.
"Certainlv. we should not," said Sirs
Remington, emphatically. "To think of
our only child treating us so cavalierly,
Aoel; toe only one we nave got in iue
world."
"He has made his bed, and he mast lie
on it," said the old man, sternly. "I will
never receive his gav city bride here, and
jo 1 shall write to him immediately. We
mb scarcely fine enough for a Filh-Avenue
daughter-in-law."
As he spoke, the old man picked up a
crumpled letter that he had thrown on the
floor in the first paroxysm of bis anger, and
.smoothed its folds with a mechanical touch.
"Why. only think of it, Abel," said Sirs.
Remington; "Slahala Buckley served for
sir weeks in this this girl's cousin's fam
ily, and shtsays Evlyn Sayre could smoke
a little paper cigar just like a man, and
used to go skating with her dress all tacked
up to the top of her boots, and drove a
liurouche, with the groom sitting behind,
and
"Bless mv soul!" intcrrunted the old
j;cntlemaq, bis breath nearly taken away by
tne catalogue ol enormities: "uiess my
soul, vou don't saj so! And our Charles
is married tu such an Amnion as this !"
So the couple sat in the roomy porch of
the capacious eld farm-house, with the
Michigan roses tossinz little billet-doux
into their lap, in scented showers, and the
delicious odors of the fresh-mown hay com
ing up from the meadow flats by the river,
ns miserable an old couple as you. would
wish to sec.
Meanwhile, Mrs. Charles Remington, a
bride of three weeks' standing, was making
herself supremely happy at Niagara. She
sat on a fallen, log, among the delicious
shades and seclusion of Go it Island, that
bright July day, with the lights, and shad
ows chasing each other across her lovely
face, and turning her long chestnut curls
to coils of gold. Dressed all in white, she
was fasteninett wreath of wild Sowers into
the ribbon uf her coquettish little hat, and
singing some old ballad soitly to nerseii.
Evlyn Remington was very handsome
neither blonde nor brunette, she contrived
to nnite the charms of both in her roe-leaf
complexion, bricht hiir, and misty brown
- eyes; and the smiles that dimpled htr fresh,
scarlet lips, wero messengers straight from
th heart.
Presently she was joined by ncr nubmd
a tall, handsome young fellow, in a white
linen suit and a graceful hat.
-"Two letters, EWyn," he said, lightly,
artA hnd new in both."
"Bad news? Oh, Charles !" and the ros
es.faded suddenly from the bride's check.
"Well, not so very bad, and yet not
pleasant.
"Read, carissima ma!"
lie tossed into her lap s stiffly written
letter, on one puge of blue paper, signed
"Abel and Mary Remington" a keen ex
pression of their disapproval of the mar
riage he had contracted, and an assertion
of their determination neTer to receive his
wife as a daughter.
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Evlyn looked into her httsband'a face,
with her bright eres full of tears.
'Oh, Charles, I nm bottj."
lie laughed, and quoted to her the old
Scripture phrase: "A man shall leave his
father and mother, and cleave unto his
wife.
"And now, don't you want to see thei
other letter, Evlvu?"
It was a summons from the mercantile
firm with which Charles Remington was
connected, and an earnest entreaty that be
would visit central America in their inter
est immediately.
"Cool, isn't it, to ask a bridegroom to
wait on in mat son 01 way.- lor it's too
rough a voyage to ask you to share it, dear
est. I leave it for you to decide shall I
go or stay?" r
"Go, by all means. Should I ask you to
linger by my side when duty calls you'away,
a poor wife I should be."
He kissed her flushed check with admir
ing tenderness.
"And where shall I leave you, my bonnie
bride?"
"Oh, I will make a brief visit home in
the meantime. It cuts our wedding tour
short, but then you know we have'a life
time to finish our honey-moon in."
So the brief Niagara sojourn came to an
end, nnd Sirs. Remington, for the season,
was a widowed bride.
"He will be back soon," she said to her
self; "and, in the meanwhile, oh, I mmt
do much."
"Yes," said old Sirs. Remington, com
placently. "I think that was a splendid idea
of yours, Abel, sending for Lot Chnuncey's
orphan to adopt. I'll teach Charles and
his stuck-up wife that we're in earnest
about what we wrote, and Mirian Chaun
cey won't have no city airs nor graces.
I'm dreadful anxious to see her. Lot was a
likely-looking fellow, and my cousin twice
removed, and folks did say his wife was a
regular built beauty. I guess likely she'll
como by the stage to-night."
"I guess likely there she is now," said
Abel, who, sitting by tho open window,
caught the first glimpse of a slender figure
coming up the path, and carrying a well
packed carpet-bag, and Mrs. Remington ran
forward to kiss and welcome the new
comer. Slarian Chauncey was exceedingly pretty
Sirs. Remington soon discovered that
a'hright, winsome little crenture, withgold
brown.hair, that would curl in spite of the
restraining net; loving, hazel eyes, and
tremulous red lips.
"Ob, Abel !" quoth the soft-hearted old
lady, nt thi end of two days, "why didn't
Charles wait until be bad seen Slarian
Chauncey? Is she not sweet? don't it
seem like a gleam of sunshine in the old
houc, when she is tripping round?"
"She is very pretty," said Mr. Reming
ton. "And then," pursued the old lady, "she's
so handy. She knows just where every
thing is" kept, and how to do everything,
and the does up my caps exquisitely, and
you should have seen bow skillfully she
drove me to meeting yesterday. Oh, Abtl,
if Providence bad only seen fit to send w
a diugbter-in-law like Slarian Chauncey!"
Sirs. Ren ington's picch was cut prema
turely short by the entrance of the subject
of it," with her apron full of eggs, and her
hand full nf wild flowers.
"Sirs. Reminston," she begnn, and then
checking herself with abruptness "Oh, I
cannot call you by tbat long, formal name
may I say mother?"
"Of course, you may, my darling," said
the enthusiastic old lady." "I only wish
you were my real daughter."
Slarian laid down her flowers, and dc-
Eosited her store of pearly white eggs in a
asket on the table, and then came up to
Mrs. Reminzton. kneclinz down nnd nest
ling her bright bead in tho old lady's check
apron.
"Mother," she murmured, softly, "you
do not know how well the word sounds.
Ami will you .always love nnd cherish me,
and let me be a real daugbtcr to you"'
"I should be a, bird-hearted old cormo
rant if I didn't pet," said the old lady, her
spectacles dimmed with tears.
In short, Slarian Chauncey became the
light of the farm-house, the bright little
guardian genius of its ceiled rooms, and
wide, airy h ills. She rcid the paper to
Farmer Rmtuzton; she-compounded cake,
jellv, nnd syllabub, to the astonishment nnd
delight of the old 1 idy she kept the two
china vases on the raintle brimming over
with a rain of roses; she knew by instinct
just when to darken the room for the old
man's afternoon nap on the wide, chintz
sofa, and she was better than ten doctors
Lwhcn Sirs. Remington bad one of ber bad
nervous ncadacnes.
"I really donU see how we ever contin
ued to live without Slarian," said the old
gentleman.
"Hut she shall never leave ns, said Mrs.
Remington, decidedly.
''Slarian, little bright-eyes, I've got
news," called tne old gentleman, one morn
ing, through the hall; "leave those honey
suckles for some one else to tie up. and
come here. Charles is coming home."
"To stay, sir?"
"Xo. not to stay of course, his fine city
wife demands bis permanent devotion;"
Sir. Remington could not help speaking
witnasneer; m nt he will spend a day nere,
on bis way to New York.
I should like yon tn ra ITIi.irlM and I
should like Charles to see you. Don't
blush if you're not better looking than bis
Fith-Avenue wife, she must be a paragon
among women, that's all 1'yo jrot to say."
"When will he be here, sir?"
"In about an hour, I should judge from
his letter Charles always did write an aw
ful scrawl m's and n's "just alike, and half
the time forgets to cross bis t's; but I sup
pose that's the fashion, now-a-dvs.
Marian Chauncey crept away to nerroom,
to brush out the red-gold curls, and adjust
the blue ribbon at the thought, and wonder
ing shyly to herself what " harles" would
say when he saw the element that bad con
trived so to interweave itself in the old
home of his bovhond.
'But I don't'tbink he will be angry," said
Marian, in a half whisper, and pinned a white
rose in her breast, and prepared to descend,
in obedience to Sirs. Remington's call of
"Slarian, Marian, come down anisee my
boy." , -"t
Charles Rminrton stood in the middle
of the floor, with an arm around bis radiant
little mother, while the old gentleman, from
tits hi:
easy chair, delightfully watcnea
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UWafTf1 i'"
orer the tableau, as Marian alowlv advanc
ed. "Charles," said Mr. Remington, beaming
all over, "this ss oar new daughter, xvno
But Charles had sprung forward and
cauehtthe slizht, willing figure to his arms.
while the golden hair floated in a perfect
tjaacade oyer bis shoulder.
"Evlyn! Sly wife!"
Mr. Reminston stared at his wife
Mrs.
Remington stared at her husband.
"He's mad!" whispered the old man.
"Charles," he added, "you are mistaken
this is Slarian Chauncey, our adopted
daushter."
"No, sir, it is not," faltered the young
lady in question ; I am Evlyn, your son's
wife. I have stolen into your hearts on
false pretenses but I did so long for your
love. And when you sent for Slarian, who
is ono of my dearest school friends, I per
suaded her to staynt home, and allow me
to personate her just for a few weeks.
Father, mother, you will not turn me ont
of your affections now?"
"And you knew nothing of this?" de
manded Mr. Remington of bis son.
"Not a word ; it is Evlvn's own idea."
And Evlyn, half-Iaugning, half-crying,
stole into her mother-in-law's extended
arms.
"It don't seem possible that she is tho
Fith-Avenue girl J" said the old gentleman.
"Come here, and giyeme kiss, Ma Evlyn,
I mean."
"So, she is our real daughter, after all,"
said nroud Sirs. Remington.
Evlyn had conquered their prejudices
with the enchanted wand of love.
BROTHEE JOKATEAH'S SHIPS.
r etoitoc uimui.
IHrrib for our thipi oar mtrebinl infpi!
Ltt't raiie for litem a wing;
That Wy glide o'er llw foaml tide, .
Wilh limber itoil and strong;
That to ! fro oo the water! gi,
Aari, borne on the rattling breeze,
like birili ll.er if. 'neilh ererr .
Frum South to Northern teal!
Hirrah Tor oer ihipi' oar battle tlilpi !
Onrrlorjr ao)oor boait;
Tbat carry death In tbeir bellowing breath,
To laraderi of our coast.
In glory and pride, wbaterer befiJt,
May they sail arolil oar shore;
Bat long ho the day ere la battle's fiay
We shall bear tbeir cannons roar.
Ilarrah for oar ships! oar stont steam ships!
That float in strength and grace;
By 6re ami air their coarse they bear,
As giants in the race;
They bind the bands of kindred lands
In close and friendly grasp:
6od grant no fend by death an I blooj
May e'er unloose the claipl
Ilortab for them all, both ;reat and small !
That float oor walrrs free;
B!ay they safely sail, in calm or gale,
to home or forei-o sea.
Herrah atint for oar merchantmen!
Hurrah fur oar men-of-war!
Ring eat tho shoot for oat steam ships stoat:
Ilarrah for them alll-llcaalHl
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DiscoTck-y or It cite.
In June, 1865, there were received nt the
Treasury Department three wooden boxes,
said to contain valuables, turned over by
tho War Department for safe keeping.
These boxes nave since laid in the vaujt
of the Treasury, but were, on Fri
day, opened by the efforts of a United
States Senator, some of whose constituents
were supposed to be interested. A com
mittee, composed of officers of the War and
Treasury Departments, witncieed the car
rying out of the joint order of the two de
partments, ine ooxes were tounu iu tuu
tain exceedingly valuable invoices of dia
monds, pearls, neck!aces, watches, ' e'ar
rintrs. brooches, rinzs. chains, seals, and
all manner ot rare anu expensive jeweiry,
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In the value of many thousands ot aonars.
The most valuable proterty, however, which
theboxes contained wasavervlarge amount
of solid silverware, consisting of pitchers,
salvers, spoons, knives, urns cups, and all
kinds of plates, some of which was thought
to be more th in a hundred years old. One
of the boxes contained some very rich
wearing apparel for ladies, silks, velvets,
laces, tc, besides an incredible amount
of Confederate notes and bonds, and notes
of State banks. There was also a small
amount of specie, gold and silver. Ths
boxes were about the size of ordinary dry
goods boxes, and the value of their con
tents is variously estimated at from twen
ty thousand to one hundred thousand dol
lars. Slany of the articles contained the
family crests, intials or monogram! of the
owners, and all were of the finest and most
costlydcscription. Theboxeswere sent by
the Prorost Slarshal General of the Army
of the Tennessee to the War Department,
and Secretary Stanton turned them over to
TWminrer Stunner, subject to future ac-
titfn. The valuables are sopnosed to have
been taken possession ot byabermansmen
in Geonria and other Sta'tes. where they
had been abandoned by the fleeing inhabi
tants. In some cases they were taen Ircm
banks which bad ceased to do business
iinon the approach of the Federal army.
The officers of both departments are un
certain of their duty in the matter'of the
i;ennition of the property. Minis noia
that it should be returned, under proper
restrictions and proof, to the owners, if tbey
can be found. Others believe the articles
belong to the Government, under the laws
of Congress, and that they should be sold
..! tho nroeeede co into the Treasury.
Still others affirm that neither the War nor
the Treasury Departments have any author
ity in the premises, and that a special act
of Congress should be called for. Noth
ing has yet been done, and the valuables
are retained in the vaults of the Treasury.
Sctpos that twenty yrs agoa neb man
died and was buried with fifteen thousand
dollars' worth of jewerly in his coffin, and
suppose that his widow had been reduced
to indigence, would she be justified in
recovering the buried treasure? Such an
inetunee has come to our knowledge, and
there are old citizens in this city who are
equainted with the facts. Memphis Led
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ger.
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GHASTLY REVELATIONS.
More Relics or the Spanish Inquisition
Unearthed Latest Particulars of the
DUcoverr.
The London Star has the following from
Madrid:
A somewhat ghastly incident has caused
considerable excitement here within the
last few weeks. Within a few hundred
yards of the new Plaza de Dos Slayo, ina-.
ugurated on the 2d of this month, there is
a locality called the Cruz del Quemadero.
It is a field some three hundred metres
square, at the top of the Callc Aricha de
San Bernardo, near the hospital built by
the ex-Queen. Through it a new road was
.lately opened, nnd ns the ground was ele-
vateJ, a cutting n considerable depth bad
to be dug. The workmen laid bare several
peculiar-looking horizontal strata, of ir
regular formation.
One was 150 feet in length, another 50,
another 10. The thickness varied from
eight to eighty centimetres. In color the
soil was black, the lower strata being much
blacker than the superior ones. On exami
nation lumps of charred wood wero found
interspersed with ashes, evidently the re
mains of SOme huon flro. Pt,pini.itv n-ns
soon excited, and further investigation de-
mo&tratea inai in portions ot these ugly
looking strata the finger came upon small
Eicccs of adipose matter, which yielded like
utter to the touch. Iron rinjs were grub
bed up; human hones, a cranium, a long
tuft of h tir, having belonged to some fe
male. All these were more or less charred.
Some of the iron was partially fused, and
the texture of bone, intermingled with sand,
was plainly discernible. A gag, too, turn
ed up. The question, what were these lugu
brious records? was answered atonc.
This field of the Cruz del Quemadero was
the place where the Inquisition disposed of
some ot its victims.
Here were the ghastly proofs of the hor
rors of which this place had been tho scene,
suddenly brought to light after the lapse of
two centuries. Un the 12th ot ilay, lbu'J,
eighty-three heretics, including twenty He
brews, of whom fiyo were women, were im
molated on this very spot. The pile of
wood was eighty feet in length by seven feet
in height. A'grcat concourse witnessed the
auto daft, and the horrible ceremonial
completed, the people buried the remains
of their victims under cart-leads of earth.
Theseirregulargcological strata arenaught
else but the silent testimony to the atroci
ties prepetratcd on this sput in the name of
religion and "CnthoJic Diity." Out of
one your special correspondent booked out
with his finger one entire bone of a human
vertebral column, a portion of a tibia, a
fragment of :i shoulder-blade with a hole
through it, nnd a bit of a rib, all bearing
the marks of fire. Upward of two cart
loads" of remains of this sort have been
carried away nnd decently buried. But
these horrible strata ! There they remain
to tell their own tale, and instruct the pre
sent generation.
On the 13thnpublicmeetingwns conven
ed, to he held nt the Quemadero, by the
Republican youth of Sladrid, to protest
against priestly intolerance, and to advo
cate freedom o"f conscience. That this dis
covcry should have been made nt a moment
when the Spanish clergy nre striving their
utmost to affirm the "unity of the Roman
Church,'' and are preaching in the church
es of the metropolis against hsresy, is a
striking coincidence.
The Quemadero is so frequented by peo
ple in search ofrelics, and the explorations
of these strata have been so extensive, tbat
the authorics have barred tho frontage off,
and prohibited access. It is their intention
to cut a square block, and there erect a
monument: It is estimated by Lloricntc,
the great historian of the Inquisition, that
this atrocious tribunal has deprived Spain
of twelve millions of souls, including the
Jews and Moors expelled from the country.
Thirty-one thousand and ninety-two per
ished by fire : ,7,059 wero first butchered
nnd then burned; 22L9S5 died of torture.
Total, 270,730.
Pomerot, of Kansas, a Senator from the
fact that any sort of timber does in a new
state, nas startled the Cmcagoans, by de-
c'.artn" tbat Kobinson was ncnuitted of the
murder of Senator SIcConnpll because be
was a Slason. Of course this is a slander,
but unfortunately there is no legal way to
get redress out of Pomeroy for it. Pome-
roy s friends, however, it be lias any, ougbt
to warn bim not to spcaE positively ot any
thing except the price which the railroad
ring pays in Washington. Tbat be knows
all about A'. Y. World.
O.v the 8th of Slay last, Jonathan Lvcns
and wife celebrated their sixty-third wedding-day
at their residence on Walnut Hill,
Ohio. When they united their fortunes
Napoleon was in the zenith of his power,
Thomas Jefferson was President of the
United States, and the imbecile George III.,
King of fcngland. ainco then the power
of propelling vessels by steam, tbe railroad
locomotive, the telegraph, and various oth
er inventions and notions bavebeen mven
ted, which Jonathan hadn't beard much
about when he 'popped to bis sweet-heart
A conntrt editor has discovered that his
own and A. T. Stewart's incomes for the
year 18C8, together amounted to $3,019,
213, and thinks of proposing to Stewart to
divide even or toss a copper for tbe whole;
if he refuses, tbe editor will have to be con
tent with the last three figures to represent
his share.
Olive Lociv says that Ann E. Dickin
son's fac is "filled with all tbs sweetness
which wins the heart of a woman." The
quotation prepares one to look for a mous
tache somewhere.
Th horrible rumor reaches us tbat tbe
one hundred thousand dollar Craig had
engaged herself to eleven of the twelve
jurymen who gave her the money.
Ax elephant on exhibition in Lyons, X.
Y., the other day got angry and picked
up a mule, hurling it some twenty feet
against a cage.
Pcxch says that America, in the person
of Sir. Reverdy Johnson, has had enough
of dinners. Mr. Motley comes in for get
ting her deserts.
Txxvrsos has a printing; office in his
- 'house, and sends his works to his publish-
At ii Tiannr- -
en it print.
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Iscful -nift (Grants-.
Axtiootk roa Poisov. Dr. J. Edwards,
a prominent London physician, writes as
rfollows to the London Time : "I inclose
a simple, safe and accessible prescription
for the whole range of acid corrosive poi
sons, which if promptly used will almost
invnnauiy save nie. mix two ounces ot
powdered ehalk or magnesia, or one ounce
of washing soda, with a pint of milk, nnd
swallow at one draught; then tickle tbe
back: of the throat with a feather or fing.-r
sons produce vomiting. Afterwards drink
freely of milk and water, and repent the
vomiting so as to thoroughly wash out the
stomach. Any quanity of chalk or mag
nesia may be taken with s ifcty, but soda
in lurjjcquamiiiei is injurious, imaynuu
tbat the narcotics nreexovpted. Milk is an
antidote for almost all the poisons, and
especially if followed by vomiting.
Scan Ccre roR. a Fklon- or any Bap
Swelling o.v a Bone. Slake a plaster of
purehoney and wchat flour, and apply it,
changing as often ns tho case requires say
once in form two to six hours. I blistered
nnd bruised my band, then took cold in it ;
it went into tbe joints of tho second and
third fingers, nnd for eight days it grew
worse; could sleep but little nnd work
none. I then heard of this nnd tried it,
and the first night slept all night, and now,
three days after, it is almost well. Older
people say it was a kind of a felon. Three
years ngo my sister stopped a felon after it
had run three weeks, with honey nnd Sour,
and saved ber finger, so that it is all sound
and as good as any other.
A clock which has iust been completed
for tbe Cathedral of Beauvais contains 90,
000 wheels, and indicates, among many
other things, the days of tho week, the
month, the year, the sings of the zodiac,
tne equation of time, tbe course of the
planets, the phases of the moon, and the
time at every capital in the world, tbe
movable feasts for ono hundred years, the
saints' days, ac. i'erbaps the most curious
part of the mechanism is that which gives
the additional day in leap year, and which,
consequently, is called into action only once
in four years. The clock is wound up every
eight days. Tho main dial is twelve feet
in diameter, and tho total cost exceeds
$49,000.
Ammoma has been successfully tried ns a
remedy for snako bites in Australia. Prof,
Holford thus cured a man who had become
comatose nnd partially paralyzed from the
bite of a horn snake : An incision was
made through the skin, exposing the su
perficial radial vein, and the point of the
syringe being introduced into tbe vein, the
iniection (of ammonia) was completed, the
bcnchcial euect was marvelous and imme
diate. From an almost pulseless state, and
from a stupor verging on death, the patient
snoedily became conscious. He Ii is been
steadily recovering since, nnd, nt tho date
of tho letter, was reported to bo nearly
well.
WnriE Oak Ointment. A writer in an
exchnnzo says : "Take a peck of the in
side bark of white oak and two pails of
wnte r; boil until tbe strength is extracted :
then remove tbe bare, add bait a pound ot
fresh b'uttcr. and simmer to tbe consisten
cy of molasses, being careful not to burn
it. The nnove saved a valuable borse lor
me once, after everything else had failed,
and nlso one for my neighbor this winter.
I would not be without the knowledge of
it for fifty dollars."
Corcn Meoicint. I send you a valuable
recipe forcough medicine: "Take of bone-
set, stick licorice, and flaxseed, each one
ounce; simmer togetber until tbe strength
is extracted. The licorice should be poun
ded fine and boiled in several waters, un
til it is tasteless ; then strain and boil the
water down to one quart; add one pint
best molasses, and half lb. loaf sugar. The
dose is three or four tablespoonfuls each
day. AT. S.
Boiling water should be poured all
over the inside of a goose or duck, before'
vou prepare them for cooking, to take out
the strong oilvtaste. Let tbe fowl be pick
ed clean, and wipe dry with a cloth, inside
nnd out; till tbe body ana crop witb stut-
fing. If you prefer not to stuff it. put an
onion inside; put it down to the fire, nnd
roast it brown. It will take about two
hours and a half. Exchange.
To Keep Your Cistfrv Water Pcre.
An ounce nf permanganate nf potassa to
say, 50 gallons of water, will insure the
chemical destruction of the organic matter
gathered from the roof, vulgarly called
dirt, and leave the water clean an 1 free
from the customary foul smell. Try it.
Any druggist will sell you the perman
ganate of potassa for a mere trine.
To Keep Clear or Bed Bcos. Take the
whites of four esan and ten cents worth of
quicksilver; put them iuto a bowl and
beat to a perfect froth. Take a feather
and dip into this preparation, and apply
to every part ot your neusteaa -arnere uugs
conceal themselves : do this once a year,
and you will never see a bed bug in your
bouse.
As exchange has tho following concern
intr ni?ht air:
People should not sleep in tight rooms
any season of the year, but more particu
larly at this season. Those who fear night
nir should remember that ther is no .air
but night air at night, whether it comes by
the window or by any other place. It is
not improved by "impurities of a bed-room.
A PiSTTNcrisnED physician restricts the
members of bis family, from May to Sep
tember, to two ounces ot animii ioou ft
dty. He bas kept a record for twenty
years, and has found the deaths in the
tneat-eatine families four times greater
than in the vegetable-eating.
A Licm coating of linseed oil, applied
f,onntlT ; hpnefit to planes, wood
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gaud's, cic, on' ouuum " .'- 7r .,
t- hnt nnonia not on u-e
metals. Almost any kind of animal on
mnvbonrmlied to steel, providing it con
tains no suit.
Ir harness is washed in warm water till
pliable, never put it away or nse it till it
bas been thorcushly oiled. Do not use
Tarnish.
Cc Jim of Cjiimj.
AP0STB0PHE (') TO A TZLOCIPEDZ.
it a viLOctfarra6 co-rruiTrrot.
Oh, tho Velocipede!
Msrvrl of strength and speed,
Thy fame I prize.
I lore tbr motion free.
Thy lawless liberty.
Vet. thoo art dear to are,
( l any price.)
Thy skeleton astrtde,
1 tlae my morniegride;
And anernnoa.
With fascinating pace,
1 j-in the healtbfa! race.
Annihilating space,
(In a big room )
When first I tried thy speed,
Thoo magic, rnaichless stood,
My spirits rose;
I moaeled in hot haite.
And magic cffcles traced,
Till viihiht iadl raced,
(And tore my cletbes.)
Bat for all pain eadared,
I foaad la speed secared.
My recoaspenie;
Att.1 all that joy may shirt,
Who with to do aad dare,
Free as a birJ of air,
(For filly cents.)
go may I persevere,
Scorning to doabt or fear.
And nothing reck;
Catil I can with eate
My swift bicycle selio.
And gallop to the breeao,
(Or break my neck.)
Octcrowx Recollection. Tbe New Or
lean Picayune relates that a member of the
Louisiant Legislature, who carries a pair
of gigantic feet, wbich be slings about as
be walks like a pair of flails, recently ac
costed a well-known member of the bar
with, "Sir. 31 you know me, don't
you?" SI , surprise i at the question,
drew himself at full length, and scanning
his interlocutor from bead to foot, remark
ed, "Well, sir, your face is a familiar one
to me, but assuredly your feet have out
grown my recollection."
"Well, my good fellow," said a victori
ous general to a brave son of Erin, after a
battle, "and what did youdo to help us to
gain this victory-?" ""Do!" replied Slike;
"may it plase you; honor, I walked up
boldly to one of the inimy, and cut off his
feet." "Cut off bis feet ! and why did you
not cut off bis head?" asked the general.
"Ah, an' faith, tbat was off already," re
plied .Mite.
A ncxic was winding np one evening by
tne gins standing in a long row, wbile tbe
boys went along the line nnd kissed them
all "good evening." A rosy-checked miss
at the farther end of the line, fearful of its
growing late under this process, and not
wanting to be missed, clapped ber bands as
the idea occurred to her, and shouted, "0,
boys ! kiss tbe girls at both ends."
an ignorant, but well-meaning man.
having been placed on the commission of
tbe peace in a rural district, declared, on
taking his heat as a magistrate, that it
would be "his most anxious endeavor to do
justice without fear, favor or affeo ion ; in
short," said be, emphatically, "I will take
care tbat on this bench I will never be ci
ther partial or impartial."
"Now, young people," said a professor
of natural history to bis class, "now then
as to bens. A ben bas the capacity of lav
ing just 000 eggs, and no more, nnd she
finishes the job in just five years. Now,
what is to be done with her after tbat?"
"Cut off her head and sell her for a spring
chicken!" exclaimed an urchin whose fa
ther dealt in poultry.
A tew days ago, tbe pastor of a church
in Ohio was catechising the Sunday school,
nnd among other questions asked who wrote
tbe New Testament. For some moments he
received no reply, and was about to explain,
when a bright-faced little boy arose, and
much to the amazement of pastor and
school, promptly responded in a clear voice,
Von nail!
S:enb in x Lacister Cocntt School.
"Now," said tbe schoolmaster, "if I cut an
apple in two, what would tbe parts be?"
"Halves!" was the answer. "If I cnt the
halves in two, what would tbe parts be call
ed ?" "Quarters !" "If I cut the quarters
in two, what would tbe parts be? Answer,
(unauint'ios,) "Smts! .
A sroar is told of two Yorkshire tikes
who travelled together three days in a stage
coach without a word ever passing between
them. On tbe fourth day, one of them at
length ventured to remark that it was a fine
morning. "And wbosaid it warn't?" was
the reply.
At Irishman was employed to trim some
i run ircen. tie went in me morning, ana
on returning at noon was aaked if be had
completed his work. "No," was tbe reply;
l nave cut mem au a own, ana u going
to trim mem in me aitcmoon.
As Pat Ilngan, a recenty arrived immi
grant, sat enjoying hit connubial bliss up
on the banks of a Southern creek, he espied
a turtle emerging'from the stream. "Ocb.
hone!" he exclaimed, "tbat iver I should
come to America ,10 see a snuff-box walk V
"Please accept a lock of"mTbair.'8aid
an old bachelor to a widow, handing ber a
large cnrl. "Sir, you bad better give me
the whole wig." "Sladara, yoo are Tery
biting, indeed, considering that your teeth
are porcelain.
"I wish you wonld not give ne such
short weight for my money." said a" cus
tomer to a grocer, who had an outstanding
bill against bim. And l wisn you wonld-
i nr i?S,a mis ani-h 1nn wait for mine." re-
"..,
, Ptiea me grocer.
At Irishman being asked wbv he refused
to pay a doctor's bill, said: "Sure, be
didn t'cire me anything bnt some emetic,
and divilaone would lay in myatumsaiek."
Ir you are not the bead or tail of a don
key, what are jon? Ko end of a donkey.
Jot tt"$Ktmt. h
Samrarr Vrnntng:. (lie CSrnpss.
The following practical directions wero
J resented at late meeting of tbe Alton
lorticultural Society, by D. Stewart, Chair
man of the Vineyard Committee!
1. Tbat we should prune in such A Way
as to avoid that evil, the ovcr-proddction
ot truit
2. That we should prune so as to pro
vide for the largest development of the fol
iage, nnd for the rennewal of the leave
upon the fruit-bearing branches.
3 That we should so direct the growth
of the vine as to insure the production of
vigorous, healthy canes to bear the next
year's crop.
ibehrst operation of the summer pru
ning is, therefore, a process of thinning the
fruit nnd number of shoots. The latter
process consists in what is called rubbing
out or breaking out. It should be per
formed arly in the period of growth, so
soon as tbo young shoots have developed
themselves sufficiently to show tbeir last
bunch of fruit, and one or two leaves, which
will be when the largest have grown eight
or ten incbes long. Tbe vine-dresscr tnea
removes the weaker of these by rubbing
them off with his thumb. When there are
two shoots, or twin shoots, as sometimes
called, he should take away the weaker.
When the joint of the old woodareshort,
like the Delaware, if the buds all break,
the branches will be too close. In this
case alternate shoots must be removed
This pinehing is a simple matter. It is
uone wim me mumb-nail and rorennger,
pinching tbe shoot off two or three leaves
beyond tbe outerclusterof grape buds. At
the base of axel of these leaves the ne
buds will become very prominent, and wItt
soon burst and produce laterals. These
are again pinched at oneleaf. We thus have
a crop of new leaves at a season when it
may be desirable to the health of the plant
that a snnnly of folian-e should Ho on hani.
for the older leaves arc often injured by
insects or accident, and tbeir renewal
in this manner will be very necessary.
Pinching off tbe ends of tome of tbe lone
shoots that grow.8o long as to be in thn
way of cultivating and thinning out, if
there are any so thick as to have the foliage
turn yellow, is all that I do 'after trimming
the laterals. I trim the fruit nt the time
of pinching and breaking out. I pinch out
near one third of the fruit blossoms. The
cane that is intended for next year's fruit
ing should not be pinched or broken off.
They should be carried to the upper wire,
and allowed to run, or from the top of one
stake to the other.
This treatment is very different from tha
practice of many of the European vine
dressers, who attempt to manage the Ameri
can vine. Tbey break tbe ends of the shoots!
severely, after they have mado a considers
ble growth; tbey often do it after the seed"
is hard. An idea 'appears to exist that
working in n vineyard 'while in blossom is
an injury to the vines. Tbey dress no vines
in tbat delightfully fragrant period, when
it is a joy to be in the vineyard. They tear
out the laterals tbat may appear, and thus,
when provident arrangements are made for
renewing the foliage, they deprive the vine
nnd its fruit of these valuable resources,
and it is no wonder tbat with all tbeir ef
forts to expose tbeir fruit to tbe burning
rnvs of the sun, they often fail in the de
sired result of well ripened fruit.
We must remember tbe necessity of
keeping tbe new growth, which goes to form
tbe canes for next year's fruiting, from low
down on tbe stalk, andtiot at the ends or
higher parts of the vines.
Some Rule fbrPrnmiacr.
Whenever any part of a tree does not crow
freely, prnning of such weak growth, at
this season, will induce it to push mora
freely next year. All scars made by pru
ning off large branches, should be painted
or tarred over, to keep out tbe rain. Slany
fruit trees become hollow or fall into pre
mature decay from the rain penetrating
through eld saw cuts made in pruning.
aiso tue orancnes snouia be cut close to
tbe trunk, so that no dead stumps shall be
produced on the tree, and the bark will
readily grow over. Slany persons cut oT
branches of trees in midsummer in order
that the returning sap may specdly clothe
tbe wound with newbark:"tbe loss of much
foliage in summer injures the tree, and,
besides, painting the scar removes all the
danger of rotting of tho wound.
Same judgment is required in pruning1 .
flowering shrubs, roses, etc., although it is .
ueual to act as if it were one of the most common-place
operations. One of the most
clumsy of hands is commonly sent witb the
shears, nnd be goes through the whole
place, clipping off everything indiscrimin
ately. Distinction should be wade be-.'
tween those flowering shrubs tbat make a
vigorous growth, and those which grow
weakly ; and between those which Cower om
tbe old wood of last year, and those which
flower on tbe new growth next season, as
tbe effect of pruning is tn force a strong
and vigorous growth. Those specimens
that already grow too strong toSower well,
should be only lightly pruned ; and, in the
same individual, the weakest shoots shoald
be cut in more severely than the stronger.
Some things, hketheSlock Oranges, Lilacs,
and others, flower on tbe wood of last year
to prune these much now therefore, des
troys the flowering; while sucb as Altbcss,'
which flower on tbe young wood, cannot
be too severly cut in, looking to tbat opera
tion alone. Gardener' t Monthly.
as
Grate Vitts aboct Rocks. It is a well
established fact tbat grapes ripen verymrtch
earlier at tbe North when the vines are
planted near or about rocks. Last year,
while grapes were nearly a failure in the
open field, there were cases where a toe'
crop of perfectly ripenedbunsbes was raised r
from vines whose root ran abont rocks.
The rocks absorb tbo beat by day, and
keep tbe roots of tbe grapes warns jy aad
night. Rocks -in gardens and fields are,
generally regarded as a nuisance; but if tbey
are left, a good use can be made of -tita'
by planting vines about them. . ,,
"Blped staggers" may be arrested, sinI
curea, uy opening vim a quiu ine small
boles above tbe temp'rs in thehone"sf ore
bead. Fint cut the skin. 1 -
Saw-dcst, saturated witb coal oil, placed
t tbe foot of fruit trees, is. said to be, Mi
effectual remedy ajahut-th'ecufeoiro.
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