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Thj potl ikirti lo iUk:
Strike , now. npoa ibl crtiU will,
Bura, obdante, nj hijfc!
AJ let imii drp of pity All
For m wbo itiiTi iad tit.
Tb Cod, who took a little eUIJ
Aad t bin in tb uidit
And promid bi Hit narey mtM
A, by Tfcy 6o, Too didrt:
Iyok down spoaoarcbildrea dttr
9 &9 , o cold, io part,
A ad let tbeir iaiii appr.
IVbora Lord aad Geatry arot
Ok, God, tech tbn to feet bow we,
Wbea oariMK iafaau rop.
Aro weaker la oar Tni i Tboe,
Aad hw oar epirils tioop:
For, la Thy reil, m bnjEt aad fair,
A II teari aad torrowa slep;
And tboir yoanj look. o fall of car,
U'ooIJ asaka Tbiaa tn;U weepl
Tbo God, wbo with Ilia fin-rn drew
Tbo JodaicBt comiaf oa,
Vritt forUea nts, what matteosBt,
Era ntaay year be jnt
Oh', God, whoie Itow it Io the sky,
Let them not braro an 1 dure.
Vat 1 1 they look (too laic) oa bih.
And iti an A trow there.
Oh, GoJ. remind them la the braid
Tbny break ojwn the knee,
Theie sacred wofJ may yet be read,
"In Memory or Me'
Oh, God, rrmmd them of Ilis tweet
Ompma for the ponr.
And how lie save them Dread to eat,
Aad went from doer to door.
tilt oU white eoat U the wor for wear,
And maaei the Oroadway lalloia atare;
tlat it covers a heart that from his yoaib.
liai always beaten the march of Truth.
IMs cowhide boot with twine la at itched,
Aad hit frowaer lej oa lb alrap la hllebed;
JJat ll cnveri a fool that to wroaf Is alow,
Tior too wide the narrow path to f e. -
A sleepy Jook bis aloached bat wears,
Frrll hai not bid a np fr yean;
Uotiteoftn a Iar;e and fertile braia,
Aad we shall not see his like again.
Select f ale
Some acrenty or seventy five years ngo,
when tho towns of Haverhill ant Piennont,
N. II., were but thinly settled, there lireil
in that part of the former place known :n
the ''Corner," ona Esq. Snr.icae, who, so
fax us concerneJ law nffiirswas the chief
spoke in the wheel, the cock if the w.tlk,
nono to diput his riht; the sole reliance
of nil such, for many miles around, as were
victims to outrage, real or imaginary, and
msditated legal vengeance in return.
A better neighbor, a kinder, more accom
modating mnn than was the 'Squire, in
general matters, never need to be ; but who
ever wished to set him to work proftion
nlly, might just as well calculate on forking
over to begin with, for tha 'Squire didn't
pump his brains gratis for any m in' ben
efit not h) be the quantity f mill nr great.
He used to s.iy that cducttion cnt some
thing, nnd those who would avail them
selves of what he possessed, must in all
cass furnish a retainer.
W;ll, it happened, once on n time, lint a
man, named Jon ith in Tyler, residing two
miles from the "Corner," in tho adj icent
town nforesaid, had a little fIling-ut with
one of hi neighbor farmers, nnd determin
ed on knowing which of the two bad law on
his aide. So away to the "Corner" he
posts, enters the 'Squire's office, finds him
at liberty, and, with a few preliminaries,
proceeds to state the case:
"If two men own land adjoining "
'Remarkably backward Spring," observ
ed the 'Squire, leaning on bis elbow, nnd
looktnz carc!eslv out of the window.
"Well, yes," responded the oth"!r, who,
oy tue way, was not experimentally ac
quainted with tho 'Squire's manner of do
ins business, havinc thus far in life had
the rare good fortune to keep himself out
of the law, and in order; and then hemmed
tana Degan again:
"Just one word of advice, if you please,
'Squire, ion see, my neighbor, wnose
1 arm joins mine "
"Saw the eclipse of the moon, last even
inc. I prosum," acain interrunted thenni
feasional, without keeming aware that bus
iness was before the bouse.
Tvler did not vet understand the ffim"
As is common in settlements conipar.itivrlv
jiew, favors were exchanged among the
people withont reward ever being o much
nsthought of; it is not strange, therefore,
if the man, in propounding a question which
fe knew the other could, if he chose, an
sjrer in five syllable, had ommittcd to rck
. on the cost, tlad the p' int occurred to
Lim at all which it bad not he would
most probably have supposed that the oQt
of oav for so triHinz a servico as th' one
required, would bo accounted an insult
nq nothing dse he would as -soon have
tnougoi ot morigaginz nis orcnaru tov iu
theoerson wbo luJ directed him which
road to take. But this time he was rather
more-disconcerted than in the first instince;
he had to hem twice, with a cause of a min
ute between, ere he could rally sufficiently
to commenco thirdly. Then ho resumed
"J Ji 'Squire our farms join ; now I,
on mv part, have alaways maintained good
and respectable fences, whil he "
"What did tou think of that sermon,
Sunday ftemoon?" asked the 'Squire,
sjritb the 'most imperturbable nonchlance,
8. i
and leaning over to the opposite arm of
tne cnur.
The non-Dsvinc client was confounded,
Wbit could bis friend mein? -There was
no belierinz this repeated interruption ac
cidental. No ; there must be some design
in it all, and who, in the namn ol wonder,
was that design? Sod-ln!y his memory
served him updisbaftrrdishof tbe'Squire's
proceeding., on certain other occ.isif.ns, as
furnished by report, and he saw through it
all witnout the am or spectacles.
"The 'Squire wants his dollar," thought
be; "there's no friendship in law." So,
with a smile, he took from bis pocket n
milrea, tossed it upon the desk near him,
and put the question. The 'Squire smiled
too, and this time did not interrupt, but on
hearing the case, nnswered promptly, de
ciding in bis client's favor. The latter,
highly gratified, rose to go. Tho 'Squire
followed as far as the door, and said, apol
ogetically: "I don't know but you think me ratber
small in the way of deal, neighbor: but
you see how it is, a liberal education can't
go tor nothing, in these days."
"Oh, all riirut, nil perfectly richt," re
turned the other, and the two parted the
net 01 menus.
Xot loos after, as Tvler was busv nrun
ing trees in his vard, One day, the 'Squire
drove up, Jehu-like. Before the wheels
bad fairly stopped rolling, he jumped from
nis carriage, nt tho same time akinz:
Has neighbor Webster boen bere this
"No, I haven't seen him." was the reply,
"fiood !" cried the 'Squire, clanpin bis
hand', and lau;hin? immoderately. "(iood;1
I've outwitted him!"
"What's the case?" inquired the farmer
"Why, you see, lVcbter came over to
the "Corner," nnd he and I got to talking
and joking, an 1 finallv 1 iid a bet of twenty
dnllirs as to which of us could shoot th
most pirtridges on a civen d iv. Next Fri
dty is fixed upon, and, knowing you owned
the best partridge dog in the country. I ran
my horse over to eng 130 him before Web
ster. 'Ye, Braver miderjt-ind tbo business
tolerably well," rem irkeJ the farmer, "and
you can have him."
"Right! nnd I shall want you, too; we
agreed to hive seconds t'i prevent fraud,
you know. You sb ill be well paid for your
The whole being satisfactorily nrranjed,
'Squire Sprague took bis departure, with
the understanding thithe'shnuM pnd the
night previous to lha hunt with Tyler, as
this ncizbhorhoo I was to In- the starting
point, and be wiabed to be on band as early
as his opponent.
Thins took place accordinjlv. Friday
morning, tho 'Squire paid tho farmer for
bis entertainment, and a' so for his d it's
services in adv.inc". Then th two, with
B-.iver, which made three, sallied out into
th woods.
The nnim il was well trained : he not nnlv
knew his own business, hut his master's
likewise. For some hours bo kept close to
his master, refnsing to hunt, or even to
bark, when they bnppened to start up one
of tho fowls of which they were in searchL
He merely cocked his eye slyly, now and
then, to citch a look from his miter, nnd
nil the 'Squire's cussing nnd stebboying
went for nothinj;. Tb- 'Squire looked
dark, be;an to mutter, and at length broke
forth, with:
"What in thunder nils your doz. Tyler?"
"Rem irknbly backward Spring," siys tb"
farmer, ore.ixins a twist, without appearing
to bear the question.
Ihu'Jsquir.i muttered to hims-lf again.
and then went on as before, till h h id
made two or three more unsuccs-jul at
tempts to "set him on," then he began be
rating the dog again:
"Smart pup, that I'd rithcr have a
hoot-j.ick to hunt p irtridges with. What
in fury nils him to-day?"
'Saw the eclipse of the moon 1 ist even
ins, I presume?" says the other quietly.
"No; didn't know there was one."
"Nor I," saiJ Tyler to himself, and nzain
they went on. It wis nil the worn for hn
'Squire's- p itience, that he could hear the
echoes of Wibster's gun almost without
cessation. lie crew outrageous, nnd de
clared that, as Beaver wouldn't work, he
might as well jrive up nd gn home.
"Seven o'clock," i-nid be. consulting his
watch. "Did you ever know the brute to
net so before?"
"How did you like tbo sesmon,Iast Sun
day afternoon?"
"Don't remember nbont it, in particular
and don't cre now. I only wi-b to
knaw what under heaven nils that infernal
dog?" and gave the creature a look that
said plainly :
"Confound me if I shouldn't like to try
a charge of shot on vnu."
" 'X-us m; 'iqmre. for snyinj it,-' says
Tyler; "but I do think you 'Squire nre
rather duller th in we fanners. However,
since 'tis so, that you can't comprehend
what makes the dog so loth to srrve you,
nnd sine the crittur ein't spvak for him
self, I'll be his spokesman, nnd tell you
what I think nbout he m itter," Here the
pinker "topped for a chew.
"Well," cxelaimcd the 'Squire, impa
tiently. "Well," resumed iheother, speaking very
drliberntly, nni pausing nt (be end of every
two or thrco words, to roll over tho tobac
co in his mnuth, -'you see the trouble is
just here, ns I understand it. Beavei has
zot a cood liberal edncitinn. and mans to
tnske the most of it. He't waiting for hit
The 'Souire looked blank firtlv. angry
s'cnndly, and hut the farmer couldn't be
certain bow be did look tbirdlT, for ne
turnd away his face: the way bis sides
snook, however, was a caution to rarth
quikes. A soon ns he could, convenient
ly, be turned bick, pulled out his purse,
and the identioal milrea found its way bacs
to the pocket of B'are'r's master. The dog
commenced the work nt once, and in, good
earnest. During be remainder of the day,
h" acquitted himself to thr entire admira
tion of the 'Squire, who, after all. won the
TnE Clinton Hrald relates bow a lady
of that city droppeJ an egg into a flour
barrel a few weeks ng. forgetting the in
cident nltogethr until few davs ago.
wben she was surprised by the. peeping or ,
a chicken, which had hatched from tbati
identical egg. Hot weather bad done the
business, and tbe chicken is al've and doing
well '
IslSU.f,'.Wi4l;M. ''
Fftlrfotaf Kit, with rMr ? blast
Lxif? irollf.x. norel.f ! ,
Ur.si.ily nr.lhB udtr ih. news;
Oft th. ff-raada, banrath tb. viatt,
Laerlitactjlbrawiaf powlieal tisai;
TbrawaiiBf .n UxhttA jattar a taa.,
flaamlx of dirtaat st and laftae.
Of !ov Bawhipr.J aad d4p dcip'ir:
U'mc ever fitliia- m swrtt, to nni
Yoa want firitiac. Bad ib did ft
Oar aaslt tartly floated bjr(l
Up froai lb. loa Io tl. far btaa bill.
From bait and dost lo lit. caoi. par rills.
Bat . fiJi camB II lb. zjammrr'a day.
To draw nj .yaa froia joar faca away;
Aad bb wiUi can for b fortBB.-qarst,
To draw Bar L.art froa ilt naw.fo&ad rail.
I yora.d Bad watchad. till, ia glad tarprtf.,
A vitioa pf lor. fiatbad la f oar ayti.
(lb! w. wtat BkhiB.yBB aad I,
la ibofl. Uaa oblaa daya g oae by.
tVa w.at for a b.B3oMr tow or tail,
Aad Irembliagly fiaad Uk Holy Gratl,"
Tba rapBroat tpWador alill is aair,
Th. tiioa ii vn ia yoar ejrt of bias.
Con fta, com. raia. it i all Uod'a part;
IVa oalr mtri hold a heart for heart;
Tbrnaxn life lit,h boob aad th dun decliae,
oscrl wife, forever aad ever, rotae.
A Propbct Claiming this War.
Tue war has started up the usual brood of
proDbetn.all of whom claim it ns their own,
Iw.i has one of these individuals witb the
goggles of divination. Ilis name is Potter
Christ, ai d be lives at Council BlufTs. He
thus informs the Nonpareil that tbo war
has come according to the programme be
laid down in leoo:
As I was returning home last evening, my
spirit angle spoke these words: '"Know
thou that the second Woe is opened in Eu
rope !" I answered, ''Aye, Lord." That
instant my mind reverted back to the time
wber. I had in tdc the six soundings of the
Sixth Trumpe. in February, 18G3 two
months before the first Woe or war ended.
These six soundings I sent East, West, North
and South, yet none of tlrnn were ever put
in print, exopt one 1 left witb Colonel
Bibbitt, and be cime near having bis oUcu
burned on account of it by bis and my ene
mies. I was threatened to be bung till
dead, because in. that sounding I had fore
told tie deitbjif Abrahum .Lincoln two
months before it took? place. This threat
ening some of the Council Bluffs citizens
very well know. Tbesesix soundings were
a necessary preparation to the opening of
the second Woe, or war now opened in
Europe. The reader will find an account
of these soundings in Rev. cb, 9, vs. 12.
13, 14, la. Jobn telu the whole story in
this quotation, or the new European war,
of their exceeding large armies nnd the
destruction nf the. one-third nf them. Mv
office nnd calling was to sound the Sixth
Trumpet, and I bnve done it five years last
r eliru iry. Hoiv I say this, the second t oe,
nr war, will Inst four years in Europe. It
is the loosening of the four t trong angels
bound in the river Euphrates, meaning four
strong nations France, Prussia, Russia,
and England. England will not be drawn
into the European vortex until the.latter
part of 1S71. (Jod has use for berpower
she h is a work to do in the United States
previous to th it time. Tbo second Wee
opens here wnn us early in Joi 1, nnu enus
here the same year, yet is a terrible one
wbilo it lasts. This European war com
mences the fulfillment of Daniel, cli. 7, v.
7. This exsting down thrones will con
tinue til! 1878, by the finishing stroke at
the great b ittle of Armageddon.
My instructing angel wishes this declara
tion to be put in print in the two Council
Bluffs papers, daily and weekly, so that nil
may under! ind (iollins now commenced
His speedy fulfillment of the prophecies so
long ago written. And now judgment
will not tarry! Yours resp-ctfullyr.
Pott k Cue 1st.
Corxca Btxrrs, July 22, 1870.
Good Jnice on Gref.hv. The following
correspondence shows the advantages of at
tending a good school in e-irlv voutb:
From II Greeley to M. B. Castle.
DiarSir: lam over-worked and growing
old. I shall be GU next Feb. 3. On the
whole, it seems I must decline to lecture
b?neefnrtb, except in this immediate vicin
itv, if I do at all. I cannot promise to vis
it Illinois on that errand certainly not
now. luurs,
Horace Greelxt,
M. B. Cnile, Sandwich, Illinois.
From M. B. Castle to n. Greeley,
Svndwicii, Itx... -May 12. Horick Iiref
lev, New York Tribune Dear Sir: Your
acceptance to lecture before our Association
next winter came to band this morning.
Your penmanship not being the plainest, it
took some lime to translate it; but we uc
Cfeded, nnd would sav vnnr time "31 of
Feb." and terms '$o0'' are entirely
satisfactory. As you suggest, we may be
nble to get your other engagements in'this
immediate vicinity; If so, we will advise
you. Yours respectfully,
M. B. Castle.
Tb Hartford Tourant calls attention to
a feature nf the goven mrnt of Vassnr nl-
lrgo: "Th'T have one institution at Ya.sar
lollege which might well be introduced
els.where arosident physician, inconstant
attend snee, whose business is thr preven-
inn nt .11. ...... Tl. OP ,1 '. .
...,,. uifciii. nir uuce is alien nv a
lady, nnd, with th conscientiousness of her
ex in such matters, she does not permit it
to be n sinecure. She keeps vigilant wnteh
over th pupils. If she sees signs of over
work, she orders that one studr, or two
prbaps, shall be dropped off. She daily
inspects the talile, orders this dish off and
tbat one on, one to be served daily and an
other not at all, and conforms the diet to
some standard of health.
Ir ts said tbat a Texas editor has bad
presented to him, hy bn admiring lady
friends, an embroidered shirt, which pre
sents a pictorial meiury 01 me state, inclu-
aing toe .Mexican war. ine eonor veara
the shirt outside of his coat, and wherever
he goes he is-followesl by crowds of rCJmi
ring boys, studying from the back of it the
fine arts, and booking themselves in Texas
Partielars of Its tTse la Jollet, Illinois
. Historr the "Dornic."
On Sunday, June 2B,Geo. IT. Jacobuind
wife, of ITolderman'a GrtfTe, Kendall Coun
tr, in this" State, were bitten by a mad dog.
They owned the dog, chained him, and be
died on the following Tuesday ; benca there
could be no.mistnke about bis being rabid,
and tbev"then realized their terrible posi
tion. Having beard of some person at or
near Morris that had long before been bit
ten nnd was currcd by the application of a
"mad stone," Mr. Jaeobs at once started
)ofind him, for the purpose of ascertaining
the location of tbo stone, etc.
He fouitd tbat it was owned and kept by
J.P.Evans, in Lincoln, Logan uounty, Illi
nois. He nt dtice took the train for Lin
coln, arriving there on the Thursday mor
ning after he was bitten, and the stone was
tried. He then tried to telegraph from
Lincoln to bis wife, nt Morris, to come to
bim. The agent informed him tbat Morris
was on an opposition line, and tbat they would
not receive messages that were to be sent over
that line. The nature and object of tbe
dispatch Vere explained, and pay for the
transmission tendered, yet the agent said ho
would not send it, and there was no use ci
talking anv more about it.
Mr. Jacobs bad no other alternative left
bim but to go borne after bis wife, which
bo did. after making arrangements witb
Mr. Evans to meet him in Joliet witb tbc
stone. On Monday Mr. Jacobs came, and
on Tuesday evening last (ten days after the
bite, Jtr r.rnns enme anu maue uve appli
cations; The stone is small being about
one inch nnd a half long, nearly one inch
thick, nnd perhaps one inch wide at tbe
place of its greatest widtbf and seemingly
ns porous ns honeycomb. When removed
from the wound it emits an odor smilar to
that of a dead snake, only more rank and
nauseous. '
On tbe first nnd second applications of
about twenty minutes eatb, Mrs. Jacobs
says she did not feel any sensation other
than she would have felt bad nny other
hard suhstnnce been placed on her hand,
hut the third nppltcation of the btono drew
so ba-d tbat it was actually painfi.1 to
bear, and wben taken off left the impres
sion of the pores of the stono on her fin
gers. Wben the stone is taken from the
wound it is placed in water for tbe same
length of time that it remains on tbo bite.
Mr. Evans says that the stoiie was brought
from Wales by bis great grandfather to
Virginia, and by bbi grandrntber-to Ken
tucky, nnd bis father brought it to this
State forty years ngo. At bis father's
death, twenty-one yenrs ago, it came into
bis possession, and since then he baa ap
plied it to over one thousand different ca
ses, nnd always witb perfect success, ex
cept in one instance, that of John Benning
ton, of Minouk, in Woodford County, elev
en years ngo. He was frightfully mangled
from bis elbows to the ends of bis fingers,
nnd no application was made until he bad
tbe disease. Then, by reason of there be
ing so many wounds, nnd it being so long
(three weeks) after he was bitten, tbe poi
son seemed to accumulate as fast as the
stone could draw it out. The man would
apply it witb good effect to any of tbe
wounds, but as soon as it was removed to
be cleansed he would take a fit, and so he
continued rntional when the stone was on
and Taving mad wben off until he died.
Mr. Evans can not tell bow the proper
tics of the stone were discovered, nor bow
long they have been known and in use. It
has been in bis own nnd bis ancestors' fam
ily for about two hundred years. Joliet
111.) Signal.
Ciiilo.ns-Scr-Marnf. Chalons, - where
Louis Napoleon's nendquarters are now es
tablished, is the capital of tho Department
of Marne, in an open country, on the rail-'
road in progress from Paris to Strasburg,
nnd on the right bnnk of tbe Marne, here
crossed by a fine stone bridge. It is ninety
miles cart of Paris, and baa s population of
about 19,000.. It is enclosed by old walls,
and irregularly built, principally of timber,
lath nnd pi ister. Early in the Christian
era it was one of the mostimportant com
mercial cities of Europe, and under the
Merovingian kings it is said to have bad
G0,000 inhabitants. It has still an active
trade with Paris and the neighboring de-
fartments in wine, corn, wool, hemp. xc.
ti its vicinity Tctricus was defeated by the
troops of Aurelian. Attila was vanquished
hy the Romans nnd their nllies at the battle
of halons, A. D. 4S1. From the tenth
century it formed a kind of independent
State governed by its bishops, till 1830,
wben it was united to tbe crown.
A Cincinnati paper ndopfs the following
method of reporting progre-s in an old Ken
tucky family feud :
The Bolton nnd Dickens families, of Ten
nessee, have been quarreling for the last
thirteen years, because one of tbe originals
to tbe quarrel (all slave dealers) sold a
slave who bad on incumbrance on bim
in the thane of freedom papers. Tbe diffi
culty resolved into a grand killing match,
which has lasted up to toe present time.
Five innings have been had, witb the fol
lowing score:
12 3 4 5
Bolton narty 3 0 10 1-5
Dickens party 0 2 0 1 03
The victim of the last inning was Tbomas
Dickens, one of the original first-nine.
There are ftill Boltons and Dickens left,
and tbe match will doubtless he completed
Tna editor of The Marietta Register is
getting in hot water on the woman suffrage
question, nnu procceus iu ucuur am position
in this highly diplomatic manner:
I. If a woman is disposed to argue witb
ns in favor of woman's suffrage, we are in
favor of it also.
II. If tbe lady happens to "be against it,
we nra against it likewise.
HI. If it is amlxed assembly of ladies, one
or more on each side, tby may have that
among themselves wo holding tbe bon
nets. A Western paper describes a letter of
If nnm Greelev's as looking "as if some
body bad smashed a bottle of ink on it aad
tried to wipe it off witn at currycomb.
Sebaceous excrescence ia the other name
for corns.
Isefnl aito Cn0us.Ce Jim of ilje Cing.
A. llorae-'tlnde KefrijEei-ator.
.Peoria, July 15th. 1S70.
"Emtor-IIeaeth ami Home Srai lwant
to give tbe readers of your valuable end in
teresting paper the benefit of an idea about
preserving ice in a cheap and convenient
manner. Nearly all persona wbo cannot
anord a nice zinc-nneu refrigerator or ice
chest keep their ice in sawdust, straw, or
some such non-conducting material, which
is very inconvenient nnd wastes ice. We
bad always done so till lost season, nnd I
nm satisfied that there are thousands of
families who think they can dispense with
a refrigerator, bat not with ice. Last sea
son t took two wooden boxes tbe first
large enough to contain tbe second, and
leave a space of a couple of inches all
around, top and bottom ; then I bored a
bole (one or one-half inch is large enough)
io the bottom of each for yentilation and
drainage, then made a lid with binges (lea
ther ones in my chic) for each box, placed
some slats in the bottom of the larger, and
placed the smaller box on them, put some
pieces at the sides to keep the smaller box
in place, and the 'refrigerator was done.
This year I improved upon the old one by
making a zinc lining for tbe inside box out
of nn old sbect tbat had done servico under
a stove. I nailed on somo legs, which are
placed in tea-cups filled with water to keep
out ants and bugs, and also made a rack
oy nailing pieces ot lath together to put on
tbe bottom, to keep the ice from the bot
tom. We take fifteen pounds a dav. and
are never out, while somo of our wealthier
neighbors, wbo take tbe same quantity nnd
nave refrigerators "improved, etc., etc.,
are oat half of the time.
Yours,' etc., " C. B. A.
. .
Sohktuixg Worth Kvowino. Receipts
that have been approved by actual uso nre
always valuable. Thus we have been fur
nished one for nn outside coating for rough
brick walls, which nt the s una time prevents
moisture from penetrating through, which
is in use by tbe United States Government
for pairting its light bouses, and has re
cently been applied in this city. It is said
to be a good water-proof, as well as an ex
cillent snbststute for paint-for outside
walls : Takeof fresh Roscdale cement three
parts, nnd of clean, fine sand one part;
mix with fresh water thoroughly. This
gives a gray or granite color, dark or light.
according to tbo color of the ce.mcnt'U
brick color is desired, add enough Vene
tian red to tbejnixture to produce tbe col
or.. If a very light color is desired, lime
may be used with the cement nnu sand.
Care must be taken to have nil tbe ingredi
ents will mixed together. In applying tbe
wash the wall must be wet witb clean, fresh
water, tben follow immediately with the
cement wash. This prevents tbe bricks
from absorbing tbe water from tbo wash
too rapidly, aud gives time for the cement
to set. Tbe wash must be well stirred du
ring the application. Tbe admixture to-be
made as thick ns can bo applied convenient
ly with a white-wash brusb. We are as
sured by those who haveused it, that this
cement wash will stand for years, that it is
admrnbly suited for brickwork, fences, ic.:
tbat it is nearly water-proof, but that it
cannot be used to advantage over paint or
A Scrvetor's chain is four poles, or sev
enty feet divided into one hundred links or
792 inches. A square chain in 1G square
poles, and 10 square chains an aero. Four
roods are an acre, each containing 1240
square yards, of 24,787 feet, or 24 yards
and 28 inches on each side. A pclo'is 5
yards each way. An acre is 4840 square
yards, or C9 yards, 1 foot and 3 inches
each way, anu J acres nro lU) yarus each
way. A square mile 17C0 yards each
way, is 160 acres; a quarter of a mile or
440 yards each way, which is a park farm
ot eo acres.
Baeinc Powders tor Bcisccit WrrnocT
Shortening. Bicarbonate of sod-i four
ounces: cream of tartar eight ounces ; nnd
froperly dry 'them, and thoroughly mix.
t should be kept in well corked bottles to
prevent dampness which neutralizes tbe
acid. ,
Use about three teaspoons to each quart
of flour being baked; mixed witb miik, if
yon have it, if not, wet up witb cold water
and put directly into tne oven to oase.
" For Wdoopiso Cocon. It is said, if you
mix castor oil and molasses, in equal pro
portions, and give a tea-spoonful whenever
the cough is troublesome, there will be al
most immediate relief, and it will facilitate
in entire cure. It is also serviceable in
violent attacks of tbe croup. In the whoop
ing cough, the bowels should be kept open
by frequent doses of castor oil, if found
It is suggested in TheLondon Chemist and
Druggist tbat clorofurm is nn excellent me
dium for tbe removal of stains of paint
from clothes, ic. It is found that por
tions of dry white paint, which resisted
the action of e:hcr. benzole, and bisul
phide of carbon, are at once dissolved by
WnoonNG Cotrcii. Take powdered can-
tbarides, powdered camphor, of each one
scruple, extract of bark, three drachms.
Rub these well together, nnd divide into
powders of eight grains each. Dose one
every three or four hours. 1 o be used on
ly in anranced stages of tbe disease.
noR.E Radish Sacce. One table-spoonful
of grated horse radish, one salt-spoon
ful of mustard, a pinch of Salt, one table-
spoonful ot cream, and two tahle-spoonfult
of wmte vinegar, jiix wen togetner, ad
ding tho vinegar last and stirring very r.p
idly whilst it is being added.
It is stated that if a small quantity of coal
oil is dropped on a piece of cotton, then
sqaeezed out as dry as possible, and the
cotton tben rubbed over tne face and bands,
no mosquito will alight where the scent has
been left.
Yxavr weak tea, witb a squeeze of lemon
in it, it is said, will quench tbe tbirst morn
effectoallyban all the "juleps' or."iours"
ever concocted.
. Hon lose their fine fUvae by exposure to
tbe air and damp. They should be kept in
a ury close piace, anu jiguuj pacawu.
asr.ss. 'Aaad. . - -
' Which erooke her lis. a bow;
Aad brr lb. slept of Mary lead,
Tbo harop la aro la .
Il follows her behind all day,
Aad whea she goes to school.
It makes th.chtldrea laa-b aad plar.
To see ter isch a fool.
Tbe leacber sees ber pail alon;
III. btaihioj Tace ha vrlt;
Theo Mary sees how Tea wrooe,
Ills lo bear falte tails.
A KxisUKt. poet Ibas eutojlies ifcal r,ir Plate, In
which he bat recently ttkea a homeittad. His poetry is
This lanj ofXebraika Is so beautiful.
Aad aot very dear,
I thlak nay wife and little boy
tVoald lore lo bo trie.
ITber. a raaa Is a maa,"
And reap he rich prod acts
Of Nebraska's fair soil."
Tnis Side Up. Wc saw Jake nailing nn
a uui, iue oiuer uay, containing somo ar
ticles which ho intended to send by exnress.
From tho nature of the contents, we knew
it was essential tbat the box should not be
inverted on tbe passage; so we ventured
the suggestion to Jake to place the much
abused "This side up," conspicuously upon
tho cover. A few days after we saw Jake.
"Heard from vour CJods, Jake? Did
they go there safely?"
"EverT ono broke," replied Jake, sud
denly. "Lost tue bull lot! Hang tho Ex
press Company!"
"Did you put 'this side up,' as wo told
"Yef,I did; and for fear they should
not see it on tne Kivcr, l put it on tho hot
torn, too cunfound 'cm."
A Welsh clergyman who preached from
tho text, "Love ono another," gave it na
tional turn to his subject by illustrating it
with an nnecdoto of two goats who met on
tho middle cf tbe one-plank bridge that
crossed the little stream in their parish :
"But did tbey fight and try to push each
other in the water? Oh, no! but tbe one
laid himself down while the other stepped
over him. Here was friendship hero was
la-re! -Ob, my bretbren,lct an atlllVO llko
goats i"
"Mother wants to know if you won't
lend her your preserving-kettle, 'cause she
wants to uo up somo npple-sarsc." "I
would with pleasure, my boy. but the truth
is, the last timo we lent it to your mother
sns preserved it so envctunll v that we haven't
seen it since." "Well, vou needn't be earsv
about yonr old kettle. Guess it was full of
holes when we borrowed it. and mother
wouldn't have troubled you again, only wc
see'd you bring home a new one."
Jinks bad been indulging too frequent in
ardent spirits. At a street corner bis hat
drops into thegutter. Savs Jinks: "Iknow
you If I pick you up I'll fall If I fall you
won't nicpict hie me hie up tiood
night." And he walks off with n'sraile of
satisfaction, describing innumerable zig
zags as ho goes, leaving his hat in the gut
ter. A stort is told of a young lady teacher
of a Sunday school, 'who, a few days ago,
asked a youngster what was matrimony.
He mistook the question for purgatory, and
promptly answered : "A place or state of
punishment in this life, where sonls suffer
punishment for a short time before going
to neaven."
"Do tou think, doctor." asked an anx
ions mother, "that it would imnrovo little
oonnny-s pcaitu to take bim to tbe springs
anu lei Dim try the water." "I uavn't n
uouui oi n, mauam." "wont springs
wouiu you recommenu, uoctor?" Any
springs, where-you find plenty of soap."
"I'm afraid yon don't like babies when
they cry," said a matron to a gentleman,
as she tried to sooth tbe darling in her
arms. "Oh, yes," said he, "I like them
best when they cry, because I've always ob
served tbat they are invariably carried ut
oi tne room."
"Wnr diJ you leave your last place?"
inquired a young housekeeper about to en
gage a new servant. "Why, you see, ma'
am," replied the applicant, "I was too good
looking, nnd when I opened the door folks
took me for tbe missus."
A xav out West who read that dry con
peras put in a bed of ants would cause
them to leave, put some of them in bis
mother-in-law's bed, to see if she wouldn't
go. He says she was there at last accounts.
A cestlexav who was waited upon by, a
committee and asked to accept a nomina
tion ns Alderman, replied- "Gentlemen, I
am incapable of doing justice to the posi
tion. I am troubled with dyspepsia."
An Irish absentee is said to bare sent
this comforting message to bis steward:
"Tell the tenants that no threats to shoot
you will terrify me."
"I sat, Jim, what mechanical work did
you do fust?" asked one darkey of another.
"Why, cut teetb, ob course," replied the
other instantly.
A writer from Chihuahua says he attend
ed dance where he saw a sign over the
door, which read: "No gentlemen admitted
without pant on."
A Western philologist ba discovered
that the name Omaha was derived from tbe
frequent Western exclamation, "Oh. my
Turr is only one substitute for the en
dearment of n sister, and that iz the endear
ment or inmCDtber pbellow sister.
Tne meanest thing "the old woman" can
do is look on when a young fellow is tyiog
ber daughter bonnet strings.
The people inlled Dog. California, bore
removed to Yon Bet. This Red Doj bos
had it day, yon bet.
Big thing on lee a kater weighing two
hundred and fifty. '
1 WHOLE NO., 684
Jor tfje Jfraer.
From early in autuzn until fate in tb
spring, wa aro asked almost daily this ques
tion: "When iitho best time to cotciotiau
from fruit trees Our answer is nearly
always the samebeing simply: Now to
day, or this week. If thcro is really any
best time, is in the late autumn before very
cold weather, but, whenever ft sharp knife
is in band, and an occasion presents, from,
the best time until tbo leaves unfold irf
spring, take off tbe coins, and put them
where they will neither dry up noJicome
soaked wits water, as cither extr!ois in
jurious. How long will coins keep ia)
"mother question often asked, but a vers;
dufficult one tu answer, as it depends upon
circumstances. Wo lately saw in an Irish
paper an account of coins being sent" to
Australia, and after being tossed about-oa
sea nnd land for nino months, a largo por
tion were made to grow. Ciona may also
be taken from 'one trco and inserted into
another on the same day if circumstance
permit. If there are any cions to bo cuty -it
ii time it was done, even in tbe extreme
Northern States. At the South, and ia
sumo of the Middle State, the time for graf
ting of most kinds of trees is already put.
iicarin. ana uome.
Preventing Daxace to Fields bt Rax.
The ground is often injured, and tbo ea
son for plowing in spring often delayed, pa
account of the excess of water with which
the soil becomes saturated. In many fields
there aro considerable plots of ground
which remain in a miry or soggy conditioa
until late in the season, owing to the in
cessant oozings from wet weather springs.
Or course, nndcrdraining is the thing
really needed in such cases. But, in tho
absence of nnderdraining, if tho farmer
will in autumn take bis plow and rsake
furrows to net as open drains to carry off
thecoming superabundance of winter rains,
be will find when spring comes that he h'a
been richly repaid fcr bis trouble. He will
be able to put in his early potatoes, oat or
spring barley one or two weeks sooner for
this fore-thought, and his ground will break
up in a much nicer condition. Such fur
rows or open drains to carry off the excess
of winter rains, if conatructed so as to hays
a general fall, will also bo of great servie.
in preventing any washing away of tb toil.
Cincinnati Gazette.
IlAtmt--ma- Kacas rTonrTstJJBe -
Some horses have very tender akin, and
the harness will sometimes gall them cru
elly, in defiance of all means to prevent it.
IJjt, many times, the true cause is attrib
utable to a bad collar, bad harness, or to a
good harness improperly fitted to the nni-"
mal. A yoko of bows tbat do not fit tbe
necks of oxen well will often gall them, and
unfit them for labor, when if these thing
were ns tbey ought to be, tbey would work
with far more case, and their skin would
not bo galled.
Wben a harness or yoke of bow do not
fit properly, nnd their skin is IiaMa in l
galled, bathe thoso parts before, thca- am
gnllcd with cold water, until tbe outside
skin appears quite soft, and then bathe
those parts with a strong decoction of white
oak bark. Let this be done every day, end
tbe skin will soon become much harder and
tougher than it usually is. A littln n
preventing nn ill, is far better than much
labor and skill in curing it, or in endeavor-
ring to ooviate its injurious effect.
Reuedt tor Rcst is Wheat. The fol
lowing paragraph from a Bremen paper
was contributed by a distinguished. Ger
man agriculturist:
For thirty years I hare found this method
successful in preventing rust in wheat:
Some hours, at tbe longest six or eight, be
fore sowing, prepare a steep of, three mea
sures of powdered quicklime, and ten mea
sures of cattle urine. Pour two quart of
this upon a peck of wheat, stir with a spade
until every kernel is covered white with it
By using wheat so prepared, rust of everr
kind will be avoided, I have often noticed,
while in the neighboring fields a ?reat park
of the crop is affected by rust, in mine, ly
ing close by it, not a single ear so affected
could be found. The same .writer say he
takes tho sheaves and beat off tho ripeat
kernels with a stick, and uses the graia
thus obtained for seed.
Watering Horse ix nor Weathe. fa
an article touching the proper management
of work horses, J. Harris say that the
practice of watering tbe boraes at tbe pump
or pond, as tbey are brooght from the field, "
is not to be commended. A careful farmer
may do it witb impunity, because he woold
not allow them to drink too much wheat
they aro hot or tired, but many a good
horse has died from careless watering.
Many horse will pull oat from tbe rack,
and waste, more bay than they eat, if they '
arc allowed an unlimited supply. They
should bare a little bay in the rack to't
when tbey first gome in .from work, aad,
after the Kirness is removed, and they are
rubbed down a little and cooled off.jriva
each borse a peck or so of cut feed. Wbea
be ba eaten this let bim be watered, aad
tben give more cut feed.
Nevxr whip your borse for becoming
frightened at any object by the roadside;
for if be sees a stump, a log or a heap of
tanbark in the road, and while he I eyeing
it carefully and about to pas it, you strike
bim with the whip, it is tbe log, or the
stump, or the tacbark tbtt is hurting bis,
in bis way of reasoning, and the next time
bo will act more frightened. Give -hiss, '
time to examine and smell of these object,
and use the bridle to assist yoa inbriaciag
bim carefully to these object of fear.- Briag ,
all objects, if possible, to bid no, aad lei
him smell oi tuem, anu men yoa 01
mence to gentle him with them.
A Rexedt roR Discasid Peach Tbe
The editor of the New England Farmer
say tbat a gentleman residing is Cam
bridge, informs bim that charcoal plsveed
around the root of the diseased peaea stoek
was serviceable. He immediately removed
thejoil from around tbe trunk of the riet
ly tree in hi garden, mpplied it plae with
charcoal, and wo surprised at its sadden.,
repovation and subsequent rapidity ,ef
growth, and" the tenacity with 'which the
irun neia on uie nraacae, aaa ue a
richness of it flavor when matured.
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