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Tiibjne. THE GOSPEL IN EGYPT. Don -ga, Illinois, Jan. 20, 1S. Not long sinco 1 received a call from a populuj preacher. During the week he works on wagons. When he prepares his bcrmons I-do not know. Ete always has large congregations I have always taken him to bera harmless inoffensive man. 1 ? have fejt a little hitter towards him for some time, because in fitting a couple of wagon wheels for me he used such poor timber, which was rails, and roadjssuch loose joints that, under a moderate load, one wheel broke down, and the other is likely to give way at any time. However, the ten dollars I paid him tuny lie considered so much "in support of the Gospel, though most of it was in coffee. ..It was Sunday afternoon and I saw at a "lance that it was a particular visit, for the bosom and colhr of hi- Jshirt bad more blue ing in it i!un for e-ery da wear. It is likely thaf he called because I went to hear him preach the previous Sunday. On that occasion his tci.1 was from 2d Samuel 22d chapter, 34th torse; " He maketh ray feet like hind's feet, and sctteth me iu high places." As he could not read very well he had mistaken "himl-t'' for "hens," and upon the reeding he built this discourse, .'oinn-o'i to show that as the feet of hens aro'mi.ic to hold fa-t to a stick or the branch of a tree, they sleep secuicly, while without such feet they would fall off. So it was in Christian life, the feet are faith, the branch is the promises which arc taken bold of, hud by this means the Christian is, according to the word, "set up in high places;" and though the rain may fall and the wind-' blow, ho is sife. For more than an hour he enhrged on the text in this manner, while his" hearers wondered at his ability to explain the Scriptures. For some weeks before I had been sick; in fact bad ihc ngu and had gone to meeting hoping to fool better, but the setts were slabs, with no backs., and quo. of the legs enmo through spvciy far where Iat that 1113 hick almost gave out, nnd would lue wholly dono so bad I not become interested iu the sermon. We soon became sociable. In speaking of some deserters, w ho had gone to Canada, besaidtheie was (quite a dispute iu some settlements and he asked me for ho thought I knew, " Is Canada a slave State, or is it not ?" Again, pc iking- of himself and bis preaching, he said he did not compare him self to St. Paul, because St. "Paul understood Eliglit-h grammar, and ho did not. Some people think that 1 make up these and other things J have written about the ignorance, bull assute jpu they arc true. Xet one iyo here.oul a short time and the will see they are so. ' A ftor-n little our preacher said: "lam told you hsc a power of books; if you've no 'objections I would like to look at 'em, I hink-at' heap of laming and them as is tryin' to get an edication." There was no objection, I hare only 200 volumes'; he probably never saw so many itrall his life, but ha glanced over them almost as if be bad written them.. Nothing is more com mon with such men than attempts at ap pearing to know cxery thing, and if called upon for an opinion, Ihey will ask questions impljtog that they ore wholly unacquainted with the. matter; .ut they will eilly wail till they get the answer from you, and then thev repent it, and add, "O, TCS, that's j-jrrlit-1 I always knew it." I confess I was taken little aback by the swift, careless roll in'ofbis eyes, and by bis suddenly taking down a book, flirting oer the Jeavcs, and theu putting' it back, but I thought it would 'be no hrm to test him a little. I had, among a few similar books, a copy of Findcn's Moore, -printed in,IyOndon, on costl3 paper, "elegantly bound, aud intended to illustrate the female charactera of that piet. - On the left hand page is the picture of a ijcatftfful lady, on theJopposite page a few lines of verse, in iaige clear type from wkk)b,bcrtist drew the design.,. Ut tuese en- craved. SeeTns : thathislianas were clj ean t dollars, and that I Jidiot 6bow it to every onev fACter, he, had lookecLit Qver a spell, andlis I clearly- sawwiih'oat'eingw all attrMICiHbyCecrgnisanglic Mid.tfcfftiMie hodjjiiUpiJtQardf hs would ba the vtrj booj be w'anted, for lie eouW get -oj T.nA.nT 1?,;; 5jrkX3mtT)firi tJi -c;-pr-a -y?,'A"-i5TTrc 2 t vIJ8ryclojci5(jei3ipftV 99 BJ things from it 107 preparing bis sermons. I had no doubt of his sincerity, and that he came to this conclusion because the letters are large and the reading seemed easy. He soon got through reading the book, then taking. bi3 seat be arranged, his shirt collar and brushed up bis hair, as if a little embarrassed,- and said that his business in coming to see me was to get.me to become a preacher. Of course I started at ibis ; but be was fully prepared to urge the mat ter, and he told uie bow much good I could do with my learning, how souls are perish ing, and how the harvest is ripe, All I needed to start with was a little more know ledge of the Scriptures, which I could get by reading them, and from the preachers; in fact, be himself would tell me all he knew; and"4f I would only try, in a few months I would become one of the first preachers of the country. - I Hold him I had read of one, who beside being a preacher was also a doctor, and I always thought it would be an honor to any man to imitate him, but I was afraid that if I should try to do so I would get into trouble. " I guess not," said be; " but if doctrih's apart on't,4 you've got a heap o'r that al icady. Did he live hur, in Klinoi, or up to the Northud, whar you cum from ?"' "'No, he lived in the East." ' Oh, yes," a Yankee like yotfis. What did you say. his name was 1" 11 1 have .never seen him. I only read of him J 1 "Wasit'Wesloy?" "I think not. A good many years ago, I first rend about him in a book a little hard, to understand, it seems. Though he preached both Sundays and week days, be was thought so much of as a doctor that they sent for Uim a good many miles, and he bad a ve"ty greapractice." " Galomcljor steam ?" " That is 'not known, for his medicine was seldom seen." ' ' " Was it harsh medicine ?" "Very mild !" "'Twouldn't do -for this country. The liver what's the matter with us, and nothin's so goodas blue mas for this. 'Pears like he was "a smart chap. He didn't preach from no notes, I reckon." "1 cannot" say how this was, but in the short reports we hao of his sermons they seem carefully studdied, and every word was in its proper place." "That don't 'mount to shucks," said the preacher. ll I remember it's nigh onto two year, I had a 'pintment to preach in old Jonesboro' for the fust time, and as thero is a "power 0' law3crs, marcbents, and sich larned men, in that town, that, thiuks I to myself, and says I, I must show 'om what a sarmen is, and I will, and if for nothing more than to honor old Union county, and I picked out my text airly Monday morning not intendiu' to do a lick 0' work all the week, and T didn't, for every mornin' I went out a way off into tho woods, and into a big sink, hole, an' I said this rock is the cheer, and them trees is the lawyers, an' I took my tex, an' then 'I preached sometime one way, sometimes '(other till I got the first pare as I wanted it, an' then I said yourc alt right, in preacn you, an so 1 went on till I got 'em all right, then 1 put 'em together, an' I thpugbt I had 'em as theyorter be. I thought I had the best sarmon as ever was -preached, an' I don't know but I had ; but you see when I got iutothc schW house, which was chock ful, an i nravca, ana cm out uie mines, uuu tuk.niyjcx, and got a-little way, jest 'as I had it, things got kinder a tangled, an' 1 made the fifth part cum afore the second part, an' 1 told a part of an antidote I'd told afore, ,, an' they was a beginning to lau"b. whea, seein' what a scrape I'd got intoi-I ids' threw it all away, an' preached as I'd allers preached when 1 felt free, an' I never was so happy in my life, an when 1 got through' they was so solemn you could heard a pin drap. But I don't want to interrupt ydo with no long stories. 60 on about the preacher." V " "Yes. In doctrine he made out well enough nobody found any fault with him, but preaching he got into difficulty. More than this he'was poor, and had no influen tial kin folks to help him, so that only the poorest people cared much about him and in all his preaching there wero only two or three larjjo planters who liked him and these were afraid to have it known. To show you what kind of doctrine he preached I will 6ay tint in the first sermon of which the book gives an account, he said :, "That the Lord's spirit was upon him,-that. he bad been anaointed to preach to poor folks, so that-he could cure those whose'' hearts were broken, that ho might preach liberty to the captives,- to cure sore eyes, and set at liberty anybody that was hurt." 1 " Ju9t as I expected,'" Raid the preacher, " a preacbih1 liberty to the captives." which means slaves we bad them kind down in Alabam, anf every one of 'em was anAbo lishoner a black hearted Aboliiboe butthey soon got enough on it. , That's the ' way they all talk. Only thinK7 6T a to, nii;n 1.: ir 1 r.i.i. '.;;' iiiau. wAitiii uimscll limself a .preacher, B5in he's. anointed to preachiaieasjiifr', -jrben )he Bible says" cussed be Canaaa' a wbiek is niggers, which God? vitdan 'bo dures slavps allers. W hat "did otrtay bis ntftne was;? Maybe I've .jhearq of biracdbwn" in Alabam." 1 ff, sa j . " I hardly think you ever hei"rd or: him. If you did von seenf ta thiik'little "tnoigh ofbim," " ' course I don't think nothin' of him. wi.- r 1 r l:. 9 t ". "rWell; bje preached .this'jjjnd of doctrine two or three ycar3, and a good many got, to going to hear him, rand he kept doctoring too, and, going to see whoever. seut for him; but it was thg sermons, that rnaddiafar bance, and so. rpuch ,disturbancVjhat they wouldn't let him preach in, the" meeting house, , till xntrjlast as he .wis,,camping put one.night, (hey "got a-bojd" of.hiuu' They bad a kind of trial'rignt taway, and though ibejaw wasron,hs idjbey "took off bis clothes and .spit on him, and whipped him. and then fastened him up to a tree till be died." ., w "Sarvedbiui right, sarved him ri;ht," said the preacher. " Ail sich .orter -swing -They've,-done wu nor; that; they burnt em ; yes, they burnt cm.. It kinder seoms to me, I beam oLthiavery fellar afore I cum away. WuVt Woods,vor""Larkins, or Ilcnshaw ? One or t'other, I reckon" " Yes, you must have heard of him. It would be singular if you bad no ' His name was Jesus Christ." , J The preacher started up red wilh rge ; he seized his hat, and, departing, Said : , " I want to have nothuC to do with you. I don'A want to bayo.nothin'to do withou I 'don't want nbthin' to do With you.": , HEALTHFTjXNESS of woolens. The most suitable clothiDg for pur varia ble climate is, a subject of mqcb importance to all. In kthc hist report,of the, Rational Agricultural.Degartment, there is an essay upon this 4opio, aqme, parts of which we condense with comments. Wool being tan excellent non-conductor of heat, it is very suitable .as a material of clothing. Sur: geons uniformly recommend it. Dr. Hall, in his Journal ,of -Health, says : "In wim ter .and summer, nothing can be better worn next the skiuYthan a loose red woolen shirt ; loose, for it ha& room to move on the skin, thus caosing-a titillation wbjch draws the bloqd to the surface, and keeps it there, and when this is the case, no one can take cold. Cotton wool merely absorbs the mois ture from the surface of the body, while woolen flannel conveys it, from thet sky and deposits in drops outside of the shirt, and by this exposure to the air it is soon dried without injury to the body. Having these properties, red woolen fl-innel is worn by sailors even in the midsummer of the warmest countries. The common observa tion of all nations leads them to give their sailors woolcu fi inuel shirts for all latitudes, as tho best cqu dizers of heat for the body." In the French Anallts (V IIygitv.c, the following remarks occur : " Diseases of the chest are trly contracted by exposure to the cold without sufficient clothing. The greater portion of the children from one to Gftecn months old, who dio in winter, are killed by the cold or diseases resulting from cold. '1 he use of woolen clothing in win ter is necessary for all, at least about the upper parts of the body ; and oven iu sum mer the man who from his profession ia compelled to work in damp places, and is exposed to drafts, should .not wear light clothes. Woolen socks should everywhere be adopted, for cold feet are almost always tho cause of catching cold (catarrh), and an obstinate, cough is known to cease from the exclusive useof.this sort of clothing." We have had some persons 6ay, that their feet have been kept as warm with cotton as with woolen stockings ; and there, aro some persons who cannot wear woolen flannel next tb.e skin, without suffering from cutaneous irritation. There are exceptions to all general rules, but undoubtedly wool flannel affords the best clothing to be worn next the skin in pur variable climate, for at least aine months in the year. .But white flannel is-just as good for shirts as colored flannel. The cause of flannel fulling and becoming thick is owing to the rubbing which it reoeiyeajm, washing, and flapnels of alloojors full up (felt) , under similar treatment. . Allbroadqlo,th dyed in nthe wool is.folledi after it is'.colorcd. Flannels should never be Rubbed upog a washboard. The best way to -fash flannels is to steep them in- strong soadsuds for about ,balf,'an hour, then squeeze them between the hands for a short time, rinse thoroughly in warm water, and bang them out to dry without a ringing. . 1 Woolen flannels are more extensively worn now than heretofore by ladies and gentlemen.' This is due in a certain degree to- the very high, price of cotton flannel, which ia aboat fifjjr cents per yard the quality being the same as that which jsold for ten cents three jeara ago. Scientific American. -71 ' ''" Who amonttha-probable candidates is the most obnoxiottsoHhe-Peacc Democ racy 7' Abraham -Lincoln. Wtfo .ofall mew do tfeeiSoutheni rebels .desire "leaab 46 beehoaetKTresidoat.of the United States) at? the text- electio Abraham-Lincoln. Hera is an extract from! an artiole ia a late noaiBcrlof ,tfcejRicifmori Bxaataec : j '.More depends apoa 'the oBpriag-oeam-paif-B'thaereveribefore waited sponrthe con flict ofcams.- Jf (hi 'Confederate armies mrexietoriousZincqln will he defeated, in iheiFresiSkntial election, r. the Hraftrwill be eleas is afro eaar,f recruiting bis aratj. aad eactiill follows Jf ve are defeated, '4siaom will be reuftea tne drait Aoombjb a powerfubmeaai of ccmriag'-oeo;ad the war indefinitely. irolonged' f I "In AH " OPIUM, HELL" -IN JiVA. , - What- pirituous liquors are for the Eu ropean, opium is 'in Java for the Mabom meda'ti and Chinaman. An European of the 'lower classes may sit in bis tap-room and debase himself by his sottishness, but heroes it with an uprbarous merriment which would make one think be was really happy, spite of theheadaohes and delirium tremenshe( may know are in store for him; but in- an ppium hell al ia as still as the grave. A tnurkeylamp spreads a flicker ing light through the low-roofed suffocating room in which are placed bale bales or rougn woogen taoies, covered witn coarse matting, and divided into compartments bv means of bambooed wainscoting'. The ODiuui smoaers, men ana women, lost 10 overv 8ensoJof modesty, throw themselves Ian guidly 01? the matting, and their heads sup ported by a greasy cushion, prepare to indulge in their darling vice. A small burning lamp is placed on 'the table, so as to bo easily reached by all the degraded wretches who seek forgetfulness or elMum in the fumes of opinm. A pipe of bamboo reed, with a bowl at one end to contain the opium, is generally made 'to do sertlice tq-twa smokers. A piece of opium about the'sixc ioti apc& costs sixpence (j day's wages,) bat U is sufficient by its fumesitoil lull rtbe aensB of the 'smoker. These fumes they inhale deliberately, re taining tbcni'iffTthe" mouth as long as thev can, and then r allowing them gradually' to, exhale' through the nostrils. After two or three inhalations, '.however, the opium is consumed', and r the ..pipe -falls from .the hands if itsivictimi Ati first the smokers talk to each other- in a -whisper scarcely audible, -buti they soon become still as the dead. - . .i ' Their dull, sunen jeyes gradually be coming light., andr sparkling, their hallow cheeks seem to assume a bealthy roundness; a gleam o satisfaction nay, of ecstacy lightens up their countenances as they revel in imagination , mf those -6ensuRlrideHghts wnicu are 10 consiuuie ineir janQmmcuan Paradise. Ener.vated, languid, emaciated as they are, in fact, they see and feel, for the time regenerated; and (hough they lie there, the shameless? and impassive slaves of sensuality and lust, their senses are evi dently steeped in bliss. Aroused, however, from their dreams and delusions, the poten cy of tbc charm exhausted driven from their hell by its proprietor see them nejvt moraine walking with faltering steps, eve as dull as had, checks hollow as coliinsj to their work. " SEEINli THE ELEPHANT." Some ycars'since, at one of the Philadel pbia theatres, a pageant was in rehearsaHu which it was necessary to have an elephant. No elephant was to be had. The "wild beasts" were all traveling, and the propert man, stage director, and manager almost contracted epilepsy when they thought of it. Days passed in the hopeless task of trying to secure one; but at last Yankee ingenuity triumphed, as indeed it always does, and an elephant was made to order, of wood, skins, paint and varnish. Thus far tho matter was all very well ; but as yet they had foundno means to make said com bination travel,. Here again the genhiB o the manager, the stage directors and' pro perty man stuck out, and two " hroths " were duly installed as legs Ned C, one of the true and genuine "b'boys," held the station 'of 'Tore legs', and for several niglits he played that heavy part to the entird sat isfaction of tbe managers and the delight of the audience. " , 1 The par however, was a very te'dious o"ne, as the elephant was obliged .to be 'op the stago about an hour, aad Ned was rather too found of tbe bottle to remain so lo'ng with'oul '" wetting his whistle,"4 Ee set his wits to work to find a way to carry a wee drop with ,bi.m. . Tlie eyes 'of the elephant bejogfmadeof two pqrter:hottes, with' the decks, in. tKed conceived" tncbrit Itapt i,d"ea of li'ling tm' frith' good stuff. This he fully carried out; and elated 'with success, be'wilubgiy undertook to play fore legs again. Night came on tfietheatre was densely Crowded with the denizens of the Quaker city the musio was played in the sweetest strains the curtain rose and the play began. Ned and the "hind legs" marched .upon the stage. , The elephant was greeted with roand-jUpnn round .of applaaser Tbe deco ration and ' tbc trappings s were, gorgeous. The elephant and the prince seated upon his back were loudly cheered. , , , , ' The play proceeded the elephant was marched rouncl and round upon the stagey Tbe 'fore-feg's gdt dry, withdrew one of the corks -andtreated the, hind-legs, and then drank JnVJicafth to' the audience in a bum per of genuine 'elephant eye whisky, - brand, by the way, till then unknown. On went the play, and on w6nt Ned drinking. The cenclasieniiaaTck was to be' made tbe signal wa givenand the fo re-legs staggered tcsnraJBtthe'iroat of' the stages -Tho'con-i dueter aulkdxhe. eartof the elephant '-to tbe right thetfore-kfa'staggered ter the left The foctlightr coketiiioted: the ' way, and 'be raised his ioot-and stepped flump into 'the orchestral Dowa went the fore legs, on to the loader's fiddle jr'ewef course, turned the elepfaaat,? sending? the prince aoiaiid4egs.ia4a tbe-aiiddlecf ilhe piC The ataaagera stood horror-struck'; the -prince and biadlegs lay confoanded, the bexee in eoavalaioM, the actarr choiring with lf hter. Poor Ned, casting one loojtt a strange blending bf'dninkerrnessgrief and laughter, at the, scene,, fled hastily out of the theatre; closely followed by the leader with the wreckof his fiddle performing various cut and thrust'. motions in the air. The curtains .dropped on a scene behind the scenes. No more pageant so- more fore logs but everybody held, their- aides. Music; actors, pit, boxes,' and gallery; rush ed from the theatre shrieking between everyk breath, "Hai&yoni seen tfieefepliant?" Hedce the origin of this popular interroga tory. r - "THPIT ON IT." A good story has been told of a lisping officer in the army, having been victimized by n brother officer (noted for bis cool de liberation and bis strong nerves),- and his getting square with him in the following manner : The cool joker, the Captain, was always quizzing the lisping officer, a lieu tenant, for bis nervousness. " Why," scid he, one day, in the pres ence of bis company,"4' nervousness is all nonsense ; I tell you, Lieutenant, no brave man will be nervous." " Well," inquired his lispincf friend, u how would you do, thpose a hhell with an inch futhee thould drop ittbelf into a wall ed angle, in which you had taken theltcr from, a 'company of 4harp. thooters, and where it wath thortain, Jf you put your nose out, you'd yet peppered ?"' " How," said the Captain, winking at the circle, " why take it cool and spit on tbe fusee." The party broke up and all retired except the patrol The next morning a number of soldiers1 were assembled on tbe parade, when along came the lisping Lieutenant.. Lazily opening his eyes, he remarked : " I want to trj nnexperiment 'thith morning, and thee How exceedingly cool .you can be."' " , Saying' this, he walked deliberately into the Captain's quarters, where a fire was burning on the hearth, and, placing in the hottest centre a powder canister, instantly retreated. 'There was but one mode of egress from tbc quarters', and that was upon the parade ground, the road being built up for defense. The occupant took one look at the canister, "comprehended the situation, and in a moment dashed at the door, butit was fastene I on the outside. "Charley, let me out if you love me," shouted the Captain. "'ihpit on tho canithter !" shouted he in return. Not a moment was to be lost. Ho bad first caught up a blanket to cover his egress, hut now, dropping itbe raised the window and out be bounded, sans culottes, sans everything but a very short under garment; and thus, with hair almost on end, he dash-, cd upon a full parade ground. The shouts which hailed him called out the whole bar racks to see what was the matter, and tbc dignified Captain pulled a Sergeant in front of him to hide himself. " -1 " Why didn't you' thpit on it 7" inquired the Lieutenant. iDecausq thero was no sharp-shooters in front to stop a retreat," answered the Cap tain. ll All I got to tbay, then, ittb.V said the Lieutenant, ",tbat you might thafely have done it; for I'll tbware there wath'nt a thingle grain of powder in it." f The Captain has never spoken' of ner vousness since. , - IQT Hon. George Thompson of L6ndon, is now engaged in tbe delivery of public lectures in tbe United States, be having recently-' arrived from England for that purpose. A few'eveniBgs since ho delfvcr tid a lecture at Portland, upon the last few years of tbe history of tbe United States, of the changes which thirty years' havo wrought in our public sentiment. There is one iucident connected with the visit of Mr. Thompson, himself. -to this country, which wq will, briefly xeeallf as an illustration of the-change of sentiment to which he re ferred. -.About. thirty years since, when tbe whole Nor hf was appealed to by tbe South to stop the agitation of slavery discussion, and alloV the then existing status of slavery to remain a finality, Mr. Thompson was then lecturing in favor of emancipation, and at the close of one of his lectures in a town in Massachusetts, Andoverif wo re member rightly, a man of mark arose in tbe assembly, and asked if be understood the -speaker correctly, that he was in favor of emancipating all tbe slaves in the United States to-morrow ? The question was. deem ed at that time a complete crusher, as tbc people -were holding public meetings in all the cities at the North for the purpose of shutting down the gates of all discussion, in fear that tbe slaves would rise and "cut the throats of their masters." Mr. Thomp son 'rose .calmly, to answer the question, and said :"" The gentleman asks if I advocate the emancipation of all slaves to-morrow. No, sir," and then rising to bis fully ex tended height, he thundered in his explos ive1 voice, as though he would have the entire world bear him, " I am for doing it NOW!" The effect was traly eleetrieal. Ni.-'Tbempson was mobbed in those times ; now all care are open to catch his words. -iiWST Deed-iaeiaals of all sorts are adver tised for ia tae IUohmbae papers, for tho nee ef the GoveraeKaL.- What "age" is made of tben-f it not- stated, .but perhaps eritre; employed -ra the fswefactare of'geB powder, is extaftrrsrtbe bones, "-WISE AS AN OWLJ The old saing, ' Wise rr an owl" the meaning- whereof 1 have never till the present time been able to see, as I always tanciea mose uirus panicmariy siupiu uas been verified by an instance of 'ex'trema sagacity shown by .two owls but I will relate the facts a"s they took place : ' A gentleman living in a large and popu lous city was out shootibg, and for lack of better gams', fired at an owl and brought it to the ground, with no further injury than a broken wing. Being fond of birds be took the owl to his city home and lei it into a very small court-yard, which was surrounded by a high brick wall ; here it had a pan of water and a dish well stocked with food, which seemed not to be eaten. Day after day passed, and still the bird would not cat anything, though it seemed to be in good health ; in vain its keeper offered it mice and birds both alive and dead; a week passed, and, to the astonish ment of its owner, the owl was alive and well, but would eat nothing. The kitchen windows looked into this court, and ono day, when my friend was sitting in his study trving to soho the roys tery of this bird being yet alive, his servant came iuto tbe room, aud with n face expres sive of great wonder, to'd him that she had seen two wild ow's bring food to their dis abled relative and leave him to eat it alone. Mv friend was decidedly incredulous, for he kuow that some servants are gifted with a lively imagination; however, he determin ed to spend tho next morning in tho kitchen that ho might watch his new and strange pet. For onco the maid was right ; for during tbe morning, two owls came into the court-jard, ono bringing a mouse and the other a bird, which they put down before the captive, waited till ho showed bis ap-" preciation of the feast by seizing upon the' bird, and then flew off to cater for them selves. " " My friend was iritcrcsted satisfied, too, for now the mystery was solved ; tho owl did not go without food. Thinking the coming of these wild beasts might be some strange chance, an accident perhaps, my friend watched the next day ; but again they came, this time in the evening, befors sunset indeed, but late, for it was summer. Being a nnturalist, or rather wishing to bo one, Mr. R turned a small room over looking Jthis court into his study, that he might watch tbc proceedings of bis pet, whoe'T'cry day for the next week, had food brought bim by those two true " friends in need;" but at the end of that time be pined for liberty and the pure country air, nnd was found dead one morning, which, how ever, did not surprise my friend, as the owl had drooped for two days before. On tbe day of its death it had been in the possession of Mr. II a fortnight, and during that time had eaten nothing he had provided for it. X think it probable that those two old bird3 were the parents of the captive; but of one thing I am sure, tho bird was not a very young, and must have left the nest many mouths at least. The old birds came, once to tbe yard after its deatb, then were not seen again. Surely this is a wonderful example of the power birds and animals must possess of finding each other. Those owls must have flown many miles, and entered the city, where they could never have een before; and, if any reader has ever known a parallel case, I should feel much gratitudo by their informing mo of it. C. Bulfour. Sgu A scrub headed boy having been brought up before the Court as a witness, the following colloquy ensued : " Where do you live?" said the Judge "Live with mother." " Where does your mother livo 7 ' " She lives with father." f "Where does be.live?", " He lives with the old folks." " Where do they, live.?' '.say s tho Judge, getting very red, as an audible snicker goes round the room. 'f They live at horae."- " Where in thunder's their home 7" roars the Judge. That" a where I'm from," says the boy, sticking his tongue in a corner of his check and slowly chsing one eye on the Judge. " Here, Mr. Constable," says the Court, "take the witness out and tell him to travel ; he evidently docs not understand tbe nature of an oath." u You'd think different if I was to once give you a cuss'b M" 3T In these days of huge pieces of ar tillery, it will surprise some of our readers to learn that " we have a long road to trav el" before wejreach, in some respects, the size of a brass piece cast in- 1694, which, when tbe French army entered Moscow, was found in .the Kremlin, though not mounted, and is presumed to be still there. Extreme length of the piece, 16 English feet ; outside diameter at iLs mouth, 4 feet 3 inehes ; diamer of its calibre, 2 feet 11 inches ; thickness of the piece at its mouth 8 inches; circumference of the butt, 12 feet. It is said that this piece has never been, discharged but once,.wbich was oa the occa sion of the coroaation of the Emperor - neju The hens in the Confederacy have struck for more core, sad rcfu-wrr1 toltajr fttf at less than $T50 pe dnxen aCwkiea price they are, scarce.ia Jlicbibond,' Veajs toe Enquirer, mitenMmr.tMMWtrrirr-p "VT"1 "