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THE SMOKY HILL AND REPUBLICAN UNION. j "WE JOIN OURSELVES TO NO PARTY THAT DOES NOT CARRY THE FLAG, AND KEEP STEP TO THE MUSIC OF THE UNION." Volume II. JUNCTION CITY, KJSTSS, SATURDAY, OCTOBER 3, 1863. Number 48. Smofef gill anb JSepnij'n Wm, FCBLMHED ETERr SATCRDAT MORXINO AT JUNCTION, DAVIS Co., KANSAS. W. K. BARTLETT. S. M. STRICKLER, Proprietors. WM. S. BLAKELY. - - - GEO. W. MARTIN, Editors and Publishers. FFICE IX BRICK BUILDING. CORNER OF SEVENTH A WASHINGTON St's. TERMS OF SUBSCRIPTION: Ont copy, one year, .... $2.00 Tea comes, one year, .... 15.00 Payment required in all cases in advance. All papers discontinued at the ezniration of th "" wiiicu pnymeni is received. TERMS OF ADVERTISING: Ont square, first insertion, - - $1.00 Each subsequent insertion, 50 Ten lines or less being a square. Yearly advertisements inserted on liberal terms. job"w6rtt dona with dispatch, and in the latest atyle of iu in. CT Payment required for all Job Work on delivery. GRAPE VINES SENT BY MAIL. I will offer for sale this fall (1863) and next spring over one thousand good, hardy, Acclimated grape (layered) roots, worth (in my estimation) double the price of roots from cuttings. The vines from which they are propagated have been growing on Kan as soil for six 3 ears, consequently are as well acclimated as vines can be in that length of time, which - is a matter of fai greater importance than is generally sup posed by those unacquainted with the grape. I have made the grape a special study for ten years and have been testing scores of different varieties on Kansas soil for seven Tears, but at present cannot recommend more than half a dozen of truly hardy va netiea adapted to our climate. I in tea d to continue testing every promising variety as well as originating new varieties, and will, as oon as I discover them adapted to our climate, oner them tor sale. I have been careful, without any regard to cost, in selecting my original stock, when possible, from the original vines, and taken special pains to procure the vines true to name. On account of the high prices paid for good and well-tested hardy grapes, the West has been flooded by unscrupulous dealers with comparatively worthless grapes. Many of them may be sccdings from the same or a similar grape, and inexperienced grape-growers find it impossible to distin guish between them and the true grope, and know nothing of the imposition, until after 37 vs of patient waiting and care they dis cover the fraud. There is scarcely a grape of any note but what has a counterfeit. Evea the old Isabella, which is compara tively worthless, compared with some "of the new varieties, has nine spurious "competi tors." There are spurious Delawares, Con cords, Dianas, &c. Again, many of the new varieties, on account of the great demand for them, have been propagated from feeble shoots and consequently must always have a feeble constitution their descendants must neces sarily inherit the same weak properties of the parent vine. This has been the case especially with the Delaware and Diana. Dr. Grant says good plants of the Delaware can nerer be produced for a small price. Grapo vine roots should never be propa gated from a vine planted less than three or four years. The great mass of the people are anxious to procure grape vines cheap. They will ot purchase a good hardy grape, free from the rot and other diseases for two or three dollars when they can get the Catawba and Isabella for twenty-five cents. I have this year propagated the Catawba and Isabella for sale, but net for my own planting There are many who will purchase these grapes because they never have tested bet ter grapes. In speaking of those who pro pagate such grapes as the Catawba and Isabella for sale, Dr. Grant, the great grape )wer of iNew York, says: It is like directing the thirsty wayfarer first to the mirey pool on the left, 1a which cattle stand, where the water is offensive to all the senses, and destitute of all refresh sent ; while on the right, no farther dis tant, clear, refreshing springs are found, shaded, and with clear grassy borders The Doctor adds, " That such counsels are wery nnfair," and that -" our people are not , so delicate but that they can bear the full kblaxeofday." That is, they had better be advised to buy the BEST grapes instead of the poor grape varieties. In fact, a good hardy grape that can be purchased for two or three dollars will pay its price to the owaer the third or fourth year after planting, and -every year thereafter will produce grapes enough to pay the original cost of the vine; bit those who do not understand the health fulness and profit of grspes cannot be per evaded to pay one, two or three dollars for a vine, yet in the end the vines called dear at 1, $2, or $3, are cheaper than as Isa bella or Catawba at one or two cents. This nssertiou may not be believed by some, but ia f ve years hence they will fad it true when they compare their cheap vines, and the fmit produced therefrom, with the & Mr. Griffia, Dr. Phelps, B. Huat .ag'f G. Banes, Dr. 8tillman, A. J. Mead, John W. Kpher, Mr. Woodman, Jadge John Pinker, Samuel Willisson, C. P. Briggeand others, who hive proeured the T new hardy, acclimated, and well-tested grapes from me. They may then be like Mr. Samuel Fowler, and other persons, whose Catawba vines were killed to the ground by the frost of last October, and who intend to dig them up and replant their ground with the hardy vines, such as 1 offer for sale. The vines I offer for sale withstood the severe frost of last October, exposed to every point of the compass. The one year old vines of Dr. William H. Stillnnn, near Manhattan, were exposed all winter (as well as to the severe frost of October, 1862,) and were uninjured. In short, I offer grape vine roots for sale that were exposed to the winter of 1857, and every winter since, without being in the hast injured by the cold. Those who wish to purchase vines true to name, which have produced fruit in this climate, and are therefore well acclimated. should not delay planting vines any longer, It requires a vine to be planted three or four years before it will produce much fruit, and every year's delay in planting will keep you from enjoying the luscious fruit so much the longer, and as I intend to let my vines rest and grow sound wood next summer, for propagating in 1865, it is therefore doubtful whether I can spare grape roots ia the spring of 1865. I have tested grapes bearing the name of these I offer for sale, and failed with them. I therefore do not say that grapes which you can purchase in the East, of the same name, will succeed here, bnt those 1 offer for sale I will guarantee will succeed, if properly planted, as I have tried them and there is no danger of them failing to grow, as they will not be removed to a different climatp. I have a large assortment of dif ferent varieties growing which I have not yet fully tested, but will offer no grape vine for sale until I am satisfied they will succeed in our climate. Therefore those who purchase from me will save the expense and three or four years1 time in testing grapes for themselves. Grapes that grow rampant in New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and other States, and bear enormous crops of good fruit, may notfsucceed in our cli mate. Grapes that succeed here may fail in other States ; I am for that reason ex perimenting with every variety of grape 'hat I can procure. George Husman, the great Missouri grape grower, says, "The ne;r varieties produce five times an much as the Catawba." There is no more labor or trouble with the new varieties, nor do they occupy much more space. The difference is that the Catawba and Isabella are easily propagated, and there is no pale for them, and they can be purchased for from To cents to 82.25 less, and the fruit bearing season when the Ca tawba will produce a peck of grapes, the new varieties, according to the statements of Dr. Mcrhersoo, George Husman, Dr. Spaulding, and dozens of other grape grow ers, would produce one bushel and a peck. On my own list I reject the Catawba and Isabella, but for those who xcill buy tbem I have propagated some. I will sell the Catawba and Isabella for from twenty-five to fifty cents ; the Concord, from one dol lar to two dollars and fifty cents; the Diana from one dollar to three dollars: the Delaware from two dollars to five dol lars. I have, for the present, a nameless grape, the Hardest vine 1 nave, which 1 will sell for fifty cents up to two dollars. The nameless grape I have heretofore sold for two dollars, but having a larger lot. 1 will sell small roots cheaper. The price will vary according to the sice and quality of the vine. I will send any of the above grape roots by mail, well packed in oil-cloth and moss, on the receipt of the above catalogue price, except Catawba and Isabella, for which ten cents additional must be sent for each root. I am cultivating blackberries and other small fruit and expect to offer certain varie ties for sale next year, as I want another year to test them more fully. I intend to issue a catalogue, to which will be added, each year, any new grape fully tested, as well as small fruits, which will be sent to any person upon receipt of a stamp so pay postage. Next year's cata logue will contain directions for pruning, training vines, &c. Grape vine roots, when paid for, will be delivered, in good order, at Manhattan, when required, or at my propagating garden seven miles north of Manhattan, in the Big Blue Valley. Address, A. M. BURNS, Manhattan P. O, Riley County, Kansas. THE CIVIL WAS IH AMSBICA. ImfAjollv fellow had an office next door to a doctor s. One day, an elderly gentleman of the old fogy school blundered into the wrong shop. " Is the doctor in V ' Don't live here," said the.lawyer who was in full scribble over his documents. Oh ! I thought this was his ofEoe." t "Next door." " Pray, sir, can you tell me has the doc tor many patients V " Not living." The old gentleman told the story in the vicinity, and the doctor threatened the law yer with a libel suit. stout - A mathematician being asked fcj a fellow: "If two pin weirh tmstv pound haw math will a stoat keg weigh?" The mathematician replied "Jump into the lealee, audi will tell yon immediately." What the Mew Special of tk London Tunes Sara. The venal Maekay who has so long mis represented the North in the columns of the London Times, has been relieved by Mr. Mariotti. This is what the new correspon dent says of the war. writing from Wash ington : I bad seen soldiers enough in New York, in Boston, throughout the Eastern cities, and needed hardly to visit Washington to come to the conclusion that the word " sol dier " must be understood in America to convey a different meaning from that uni versally received among the well organized and civilised nations of Europe. Of the dashing and enduring valor, of the hardi hood and perseverance of American fighting men on either side, the world has for the last three years received more than sufficient evidence, and the laurels they have reaped ia the field cannot be tarnished bv any word of disparagement that may be breath ed as to their tidiness and discipline in camp. No one could be unwilling to make great allowance for the circumstances under which a host of one million of combatants were suddenly called to arms, for the nature of the men who supplied the rank and file, for the inexperience of the leaders, for the carelessness to call it no worse name of the rulers at the War Department. It takes years to make a soldier; and here, not an army, bat a host of armies, was to be got up at a moment's notice. But when all was said, and when forced, disastrous marches, want of accommodation, and the worst of management were taken into ac count, there still remained great reason to marvel at the prodigious dirt and squalor of the American soldiery. I saw squads of armed men in New York in the streets of a city running with bountiful streams, who seemed to have a horror of water, as if the pure element had power to wash " the very marrow out of a strong man's bones," as if the parting with the crust of many days' dirt was as painful to them as to the victor ious racer of ancient times to shake the Olympic dust off his chariot wheels. They seemed actually to delight and revel in dirt, and in the tatters of their loose hanging garments, in the rust of their dinted and twisted weapons. They bad gone through bard work, and were fain to call the world to witness of the strenuousness of their ex ertions. When this is said the very worst is said with regard to the outward look of these champions of the American Union. The mere monnschxtft, as the Germans have it the thews and sinews, the mean and bearing of the great bulk of the Northern army are all that the heart of its leaders could wish. There arc no very high statures, no very bulky frames among them. Tbey are, most of them, men of middle size, lean and lank, narrow shouldered, stooping and shambling in many instances. Tbey look worn and sullen, but they bear every mark of stern endurance and dogged resolution. They have no spare flesh, no exuberant spirits, no song, no frolic; but they look like work up to their business, which is to kill, or die. Tbey seem less eager for victory than for the fearful amount of blood and treasure by which tbey are to achieve it. " Are they sure to take Charlrston ?" yon ask. " Aye. sure as death. The cost will be tremendous ; but who would wish to have it at a cheap rate?" " Hang the expense," is the motto. It is not of the result of their mighty effort that they are proud; but of the capabilities and resources of their country in putting forth such colossal power. The big war, tbey are anxious to prove, bears full proportions with the- big ness of the report. Every man seems to swell before you as he dwells on the gigan tic strength the State brings into the field. The navy has raised the number of men of war which were only sixty at the out break of hostilities to six hundred. What to-day cost millions, to-morrow will rise to tens of millions. Tbey are not sorry for it; they are delighted at it; they will have no rest till the expense shall be hundreds of millions ! A steam frigate founders, a regiment is cut to pieces, an iron clad is sunk by the enemy. Hurrah! All the greater their joy." Here they are, ready with four new regiments, with four more steam frigater, with ten additional iron dads. Failure braces them np even more than success would elste -them. All they are anxious to show is the boundlessness of their means. There is no loss they cannot repair, no waste, no extravagance they can not afford. Of this the world must be well assured. It is in this extent, ia this expaasiveaess of their means, that lies the certainty of their progress to the end. They want to make much of it, doubtless ; they brag an intolerable deal about it, we are all sure. It is on this lavish, wanton display of unlimited power that they lay their hope of its irresistableness. It is by it that they aspire to strike dismay and despair into the hearts of their present foe that they trust to overawe their eventual enemy. , Jlow can the South, how can Eu rope, have a chance to stand against this uBweery giant? Let the straggle be pro longed for ever to, many Jh let the for tune m war be aver se nekie, and soeatas alternate ever ae blindly, America eaanot fail tn weai ont all anhmmiinm. The feeling of heetility to EncksmV whieh was deep and earnest in New York, acquires fresh liveliness and interest as I draw near to the seat of government in Washington. It may be all idle vaporing and talk. There may be nothing ia it. Men must judge of it in England as their sober judgment prompts them; but I can not help seeing and noticing what fails oeiore my aaiiy oDservation. it men ever meant what they say, the Americans must and will have war with England a big war, a war like what they are now waging against the South, granting no quarter, and aiming at utter extermination. ODTKEAL LETS FAMILY. (Cor. N. T. StiUaxnan Washington, August, 1863. It has occurred to me that some clear and definite account of the Lee familv. which is figuring so conspicuously in the rebellion, may not be uninteresting. Lieut. General Robert E. Lee is the son of a revolutionary officer. His father, Henry Lee, born in Virginia 1756, gradu ated at Princeton in 1773 ; joined the main army as a captain of cavalry in 1777, and attracting the notice of Gen. Washington, was soon made Lieut. Colonel, and placed in command of a separate mounted corps, and in this capacity served under General Greene with great distinction, from 1780 to the end of the war He was known as Light Horse Harry Lee, and the conspicu ous services of " Lee's Legion " belong to history. A delegate in Congress in 1786, in which body he continued till the adop tion of the Constitution of which he was an advocate, Governor from '91 to '94, and a member of Congress in 1799. When Washington died he was selected as the member to deliver the eulogy on the occa sion. It wss in this oration that he uttered the memorable words : u First in war, first in peace, and first in the hearts of his countrymen. He was made a general in the militia after tho war, and was known by the name of " General Harry Lee." In business he was notoriously dishonorable and was for a long time confined to jail limits for debt, during which period he wrote his valuable ' Memoirs of the South ern Campaign ;" a work out of print and in great request at this time. In resisting the mob in Baltimore, in 1814, be was severe ly wounded, and carried to the jail for safety. He died in Georgia, in 1818. The rebel general Robert was born in 1806, graduated at West Point, the second in his class, in 1829, and was assigned to the Corns of .hngincer. lie wa Chief Engineer under Gene.al Wool in Mexico ; wounded at Cbopultepcc, and frequently promoted and greatly distinguished through out the campaign. When the rebellion opened he was Lieut. Colonel of the 2d U. S. Cavalry, and it is well known that, not an original secessionist, he wavered in bik ing his place, and was finally dragged into the rebellion under the Virginia notion of State rights. His wife is the only child of the late George Washington Parke Custi?, whose large and valuable estate, known as "The Arlington Place," which overlooks this city, she inherited, and which, at the time of his taking up arms against his country, was bis delightful residence. This Arlington Place is so named from the fact that in 1669 " The Neck," comprising almost the whole vast empire lying between the Kappabannock and Potomac rivers, wss granted by Charles the Second to Lord Culpepper and the Earl of Arlington. The Arlington estate proper comprises some 1200 acres of land in a body ; a large por tion of it, when the war opened, being covered with heavy oak timber, which has, however, since then, been nearly all swept off. In addition to this there was what is known as the White House property, some 2000 acres of productive land, together with some 250 or more negroes, who, by the will of Mr. Custis, were all to be free in 1861. It is unnecessary to say, howev er, tbst sll the negroes of any value were ran off South. Mrs. Custis is the sister of the late William Henry Fitzhugh, who died some twenty years since, leaving a vast estate, known as Ravenswortb, some dozen miles from here, in Virginia, to bis wife for her lifetime, and then to his sister, Mrs. Custis, and her heirs. It will thus be per ceived tbat all the Fitzhugh estate as well ss that of Castis descends by will to the heirs of .General Robert . Lee, in addition to the very large estate which he hold in his own right, and which consists Isrgely of houses and lands in this city. This property will of course be confiscated. General Robert E. Lee has two sons, George Wbashington Custis Lee, who grad uated at the head of his class in 1854, and was a Henteaaat of engineers when he went into the rebellion, and William Henry Fitzhugh Lee, who was managing the White House property when the war com menced. He is not a West Point graduate, but waa appointed into the army in 1858, went to Utah with the lamented Col. Put nan in tbat campaign, and resigned on his return, lie married a Miss Wick bam, whose father resides between Richmond and Fortress Monroe, and it was at tbat place he was captured not long since. This is the General Lea who is held, with the son of General John Winder, in close con finement fer summary death, in ease the two Union officers are executed in J&ien moad. Winder ia the brother of Captain William A. Winder, of the 3d U. S. Artil lery, who married a daughter of Governor Geedwiu. G-, W. C. Lee is an sagiaeer ia the rebel army, and on dnty at Richmond. Since the war commenced he married Miss Margeret Howell, sister of Jeff. Davis's present wife; daughter of a New Yorker, who settled some years since a merchant in New Orleans. She was educated in this city while her sifter, Mrs. Davis, resided here. Besides these, there is Fitzhugh Lee, son of Sidney Smith Lee, who went from the Federal Navy into the rebellion, and who is now in command of Fort Darl ing and a brother of Robert E. Lee. Fitzhugh Lee graduated at West Point in 1836 at ths foot of his class, and is a rebel brigadier. There is also S. L. Lee, of a South Carolina family, not related to those in Virginia. He graduated in 1854 at West Poiot, about the middle of his class, and was a lieutenant in the 4th Artil lery when the war opened. He also is now a rebel brigadier. Fitzhugh Lee was 2d Lieut, in the 2d Cavalry, although having no just claims to being assigned to the mounted service, as he was one of the three poorest scholars in his class. He was, how ever, a Virginian a Lee and his mother the sister of Senator Mason. I will add, in justice to the memory of William Henry Fitzhugh, of Ravenswortb, whose memory has come down to us as among the most spotless and elevated of his day, tbat in his will he manumitted all bis slaves, and pro vided for the comfortable maintenance of those unable to take care of themselves. He, like other noble slaveholders of his time, did not believe in perpetuating that institution. m. b. o. A WEDDHra 8P0HVSD. The Chicago Post publishes the follow ing incident of the drsft : About nine weeks sgo a young man by the name of Thomas J, Laugbin, arrived in this city from Orange county, New York, and took lodgings in a private house on the north 6ide, with a family whom he had for merly known at the east, nis history may be easily expressed in a few words the stereotyped phrase of the hepdomadal hu morists, " born of oor but respectable parents," answering the purpose admirably. He was by profession a book-keeper, with limited amount of funds on hand, but in dustrious and frugal withal, and had come to the city in search of employment. It being a dull season of the year, however, and he, unwilling to undertake anything but his legitimate business, met with poor success here, and found no one who was willing to give him work to do. Among the visitors at the house where be was boarding was a fair cousin at the bead of a family, who but a few weeks sgo returned from a country town in Michigan, where she bad been attending a boardiog school. The young book-keeper came and saw, and loved, and after basking in her sunny smiles, and receiving encouraging sanies irom ner oewiicning eyes, ne seemea to grow indiffereut to the question of em ployment, and cared but little whether he found anything to do or not. He finally engaged himself to her, and the preliminary arrangements were made and the day fixed for the marriage to be performed. Thus far everything passed evenly enough but just " here the connection broke, and the knotty side of the affair began to in trude." It would have been all very nice for the parties themselves if they could have got married without any trouble, after a few weeks of uninterrupted courtship; but tbat would have given the he to Shake speare's assertion about the " course of true love." When the young folks were about to arrive at the meridian of their happiness when tbey bad plighted their faith and uttered their vows, and thought they were going to be made one in little or no time, the young lady a hard-hearted "panents unexpectedly commenced talking about " young men of no standing," " not of a good family," have no money and no means of earning a living," and so on. The young man became indignant, as he hsd a right to do, and talked furiously about " parental tyranny,1 and said be would have Marga ret anyhow. He insisted that he was of a good family, that he had a father, moreover a mother, and tbat his father " owned a little farm in Orange county, New York." After tbisthe old folks quieted down a little and the young man concluded that he would go home and get certificates of his respect ability, and establish in an honorable man ner his worthiness to become the husband of Margaret. About twelve days ago young Laaghlin, departed for New York, parting from his betrothed with many tears and promisee of a speedy return, and receiving a hearty shake of the hand and good wishes and kind words from bis future parents-in-law. He bad been absent but a day or two when the lady s father met an old acquaintance who had known Laugblin and his family for a number of years, and who spoke ia the highest terms of the yonng man and all his people. Two or three days later letters began to arrive bearing the same testimony. The old folks began to relent, and were very sorry they had ever opposed the mateh. They began to he impatient as well as the girl, for the day of the wedding to arrive. Bat at this juetare, unfortunately, an other difficulty arose. The young man's parents objected. They did sot like the idea of their son coming to Illinois to seek his fortune, ud being there snapped np by a seker" in leas than four weeks. Fi nally, the father told his nan if he persisted in kin designs he would disinherit him. The yeung paid ne attention to the threat Disinheritance should be no object to the possessioa of his Margaret. At tbat time the draft was going on ia that eoanty, and on the day previous to the one on which tho young man hsd decided to start for Illinois be was notified tbat he was drafted. He appealed to bis father for the almighty 14 three hundred." The father chaokled he had the boy foul, and the heart-broken lover had to shoulder a musket and enter the ranks. He had written to Margaret that he would return on Friday evening, the 14th, and the nuptials should be celebrated that night. List night Margaret was arrayed in her bridal robes at seven ten and eleven o'clock but no bridegroom came. Friends had come together to witness the ceremony and eat wedding cake. At first they were all merry, and jested with the bride about the tardiness of the bridegroom, but a few hours later they became sad, and sorrow and sympathy was depicted on the face of every one. A few minutes previous to twelve o'clock, a stranger arrived, who wan from Orange county, and brought tidings of the bridegroom. He narrated briefly the circumstances of Laughlin's being draft ed, and assured poor Margaret that he should net be blamed; it was a "circum stance over which be bad no control," &c. The reply of the young lady will never be forgotten by those who heard it. With tear-drops glistening in her eyes, and her heart ready to burst with grief, she turned to the company and said : " I don't keer n durn; there's plenty more men in the world, anyhow !" The meeting adjourned. GMATIATOI Never live long. A voracious appetite, so far from beiug a sign of health, is a cer tain indication of disease. Some dyspeptics are always hongr) ; feel best when they are eating, but as soon as tbey have eaten torments, so distressing in their nature, as to make the nnbappy victim wish for death. The appetite of health is tbat which in clines to cat moderately, when eating time comes and which, when satisfied, leaves no unpleasant reminders. Multitudes measure their health by the amount they can eat ; and of any ten persons, nine are gratified at an increase of weight, as if mere bulk were an index of health ; whea, in reality, any excess of fatness is, in proportion, de cisive proof of existing disesse; showing that- the absorbents of the system are too weak to discbarge their duty ; and the ten dency to fatness, to obeisity, increases, until existence is a burden, end sudden death closes the history. Particular inquiry will almoGt unvaryingly elicit the fsot, that a fat person, however rubicund and jolly, ia never well ; and yet tbey are envied. While great eaters never live to an old age, and are never, for a single day, with out some " symptom," some feeling suffi ciently disagreeable to attract the mind's attention unpleasantly, small eaters, those who eat regularly of plain food, usually have no " spare flesh," are wiry and endur ing, and live to an active old age. Remark- -able exemplifications of these statements are founds in the lives of the centenarians of a past age. Galen, one of the most dis tinguished physicians among the ancients, lived very sparingly after the age of twenty eight, and in his hundred and fortieth year. Kentgiorn, who never tasted spirits or wine and worked hard all his life, reached a hun dred and eighty-five years. Jenkins, n poor Yorkshire fisherman, who lived en the coarsest diet, was one hnndred and sixty-nine years old when he died. Old Par lived to a hnndred and fifty-three ; his diet being milk, cheese, whey, small beer and coarse bread. The favorite diet of Henry Francisco, who lived to one hundred and forty, was tea, bread aod butter, and baked apples. Ephraim Pratt, of Shntes bury, Mass., who died aged one hundred and seventeen, lived chiefly on milk, and even tbat in small quantity ; his son Mi chael, by similsr mesns, lived to be a hnn dred and three years old. Father Cull, a Methodist clergyman, died last year at the age of a hundred and five, the main diet of his life having been salted swise's (bacon) and bread made of Indian meal. From. these statements, nine general readers ont of ten will jump to the conclusion that milk is " healthy," as ere baked apples and. bacon. These conclusions do not legiti mately follow. The only inference that can be safely drawn, is from the only fact running throjgh all these oases that plain food and a life of steady labor tend to a great age. As te the healthfnlnens and life-protracting qualities ef any article of diet named, nothing can be inferred, for no two of the men lived on the same kind of food ; all tbat can be rationally and safely said is, either that they lived so long in spite of the quality of the food they ate, or tbat their instinct called for a particular kind of food ; and the gratification of that instinct, instead of its perversion, with a life of stesdy labor, directly censed health falness and great length of days. We must not expect to live long by doing any one thing which an old man did, and omit all others, but by doing all he did ; that iff , work steadily, as well as eat mainly a par ticular disk. Hail 's Journal oBmlth. JV" Remember, madam, that yon are the weaker vessel,' said aa irate hnshend. ''Exactly," said the lady, "bnt de net yon forget that the weaker venel may hire th stronger spirit in it,"