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JS, . je- ena . , "? t t &&&&&&-' -I k "i 'r t fc-" jl A T - J. W. ROBERTS, 'gebofeDfo Sgicqifii cclflijics, Jlfrfe, TKctos,. foipfyf litcf. .. Editor aid Pnpricttr. VOLUME IV, NUMBER 35. " -.i, OSKALOOSA, KANSAS APEIL 80. 1864. -Jf WHOLE ISUMBEB. 111. rni ine mmm m 1 vlr L Jw"asBt ft 3 7- -V i. '&?' Sf tlttki Itolm MY WIFK AND CMII.D. The tattoo bcslsj the lijrhU re gone; The camp around in slumber lies ; The night with solemn pace inOTCs on, The shadows thicken o'er the skies; Bat sleep my Wcsty eyes hath flown, And sad, uneasy thoughts sriie. 1 think of thee, oh, dearest one, "Whose lore my early life hath blest Of thee and him oar baby son Who slumbers on thy gentle breast, God of the tender, frail, cud lone, Oh, guard that ccntle sleeper's rest, .And hover, gently hovor near To her, whose watchful eye Is wet The mother, wlte ihu doubly dear, In whose yomi heart have freshly met Two streams of lore so deep and clear .And cheer lierdrooj.h.g spirit yet. Sow. while she kneels before Thy throne, Ob, teach her, Eulerof the kis, That while by Thy behest alone Earth's mightiest powers fall or rise, !f o tear is w ept to Thee nn.nown, So hair Is lust, no sparrow dies ! ThatThna canst stay the ruthless hands Or dark disease, and soothe its pain; That only by Thj stera commands The battle's lost, the soldier slain That from the distant sea or land Thou biing'st the wanderer home again t And when upon her pillow lotto Her tear-we: cheek is sadly pressed, llnj happier visions beam upon The bnj-liVsniuj; currents of Iter breast ; Kor fro nit g look, nor angrt tone Disturb the Sabbath of her rest! Whatever fate thosa forms msj s'tw, Loved with a passion altnift wild By day, b night, in ioy or w oe, H; fears njipreisid, or hop s beguiled, rroui every danger, every too. Oh, God, protect mj wife and child! JtlwM SF fcrMi. A VALUABLE ACQTJAINTAN02. On my journey Jo Engl nd, I one day formed an agreeable acquaintance at a -public house with an iut resting young man. I wis as muchs'iuek with the beau' of his person and the graceful ness of his mtnners, as with his general dej-e'ed mien. He spoke but ii. tic. As, however, he iuciJent illy heirJ that 1 was a Swiss, he reached me his hand, with a melancholy smile, called me his fellow-count ry.m an, and invited me to tak- scat in his comfortable carriage, nn :! we should reach Switzerland. I gladly aceepte.1 his invitation. On the wav I learned Altai his uttue was Friduhn Walter, .nd that he was a phvsician. He had for four yeais ac companied a rich nobleman and his fam ily on lours through Europe, through whose gratitude an.1 friundship he wts in itossesMoii,.not only of an indepen dent fortune, but dso of an annuity for life. He had.by his medical skill, saved the life of the noble, and of one of InVqueut than the so-called abuse. But daughters. "As you succeeded in doing this, dear doctor," said I, "perhaps you can help me also." And 1 complained to him that, for a long time, 1 had suffered from a disor deied stomach, bad digestion, and often felt an inclination to v omit.. MyTOm p!a!nl furnished the occasion for a re markable conversation, for he surveyed me for tome time very closely with his black eyes, as though lie would look me through and through, He then said, very coolly "Matters, my fellow-countryman,may become even still worse with you?' "God forbid !" cried I, somewhat frightened. "I do not know what can be the cause of it," He replied "Bat I remarked it several days mjo, as we were pursuing our journey-to-' getter. The drrSJtiuk-you take ew and then arsfthe cause, although job ihjnliat you do not drink loo hh; only a man giss 01 rum m i jiorsing, after dinner a glass of cherry bombee in addition to your coffee, and jet another glasvia the evening before goiag to bed." "Ah I doctor, yon are joking with me, are yoa mot ?" replied I. "A gltss of liqaor occasioaally can do me no harm, u otherwise I am accustomed to live vtry plainly. It occasions me very plssssnt cessations, clrenglhens and warns my sfomach, excites my animal sywiU somewhat, and causes everything to mov on ten times better. In fact. I . -, wenre to job uiai me wuoie wonu -j- j i . ,i..i .i t. u i wana aore pleasant aspect.aftor taking : awderale dram, than it did before." 4? A.IM doctor replied f r ?Xb are right. These are alway !ji and effects of distilled liquors. It is on (his account that this kind is so generally liketl. But the cer tain second effects are not so good. It makes you afterward drowsy and low spirited; weakens the stomach and bow els; over-excites the nerves, and decom po.e the blood, so that, in the course of lime, it becomes as it were clotted. When fevers and epidemics prevail in the country, it makes the body much more susceptible to tlieso disease, and at any lime when sickness overtakes one accustomed to drink, it is attended with greater danger to him, than it would be to those who make no use of intoxicating liquors." "Ah ! doctor, yon must not make the matter too bad," cried I. "What you 6ay may be true in the case of drunk ards." "No, not at all, my fellow country man, returned be. "It is already the case with you. Heaven forbid that the cholera should come; yon would in all probability be a victim. In London, seven-eighths of those who were seized' with the cholera died without any pos sibility of being saved, and that, loo, of those among the upper as well as the lower class of people, who were fond of taking their daily dram. You any de pend upon it, and experience has abund antly proved it, that of ten young men, who, fmm their twentieth to their thir tieth year, drink daily not more than one or two wine-glasses full of liquor, more than one-half, after the lapse of the ten years, will be dead, and the rest will become prematura diseased." "But, my dear doctor," said I, "ikere still are not only dri kers, but even drunk-vrds, who, with all their rum drinking; become old and grav V The inflexible doctor replied "But these old brufes, rf you will but look at matters in their trufvlight. have robbed themselves not -only of their bodily strength, but also of the best prwers of their minds. Behold their confused, vacant look.and the trembling of iheir hands. These individuals form J an exception from the consequence of .their fins. What does not befall the , dram-drinkirg father, must be endured , by his offspring. Behold his children ! j They are sickly, diseased in their limbs, , and pale." They are scrofulous and subject to other bodily infirmities. If jthey tread in the footsteps of their fath- er, with respect to dram-dr inking, they 'die before they are thirty years of age. "Well, well," said I, "in this you are right. I know examples of the kind. We must, however, distinguish between the use and ubusc of a thing." "By all means, my fellow-country- man," returned he, "the use of intoxi catinjr drinks is even much more fie- they both, on this account, do not ccate to manifest their injurious effects on the human system, as yon yourself have al ready experienced. Intoxicating liquor is, in all circumstances, poison. Mark this! As a drink, it does not serve to allay thirst, but, on the contrary, in creases it. It does not afford nourish ment, for it has no nourishing properties in it. On the contrary, it evidently weakens the stomach and bowels. It accordingly doB not contribute nny thing to the preservation of health, but helps to destioy it. The history ot drinkers, if we will obseive it a little closely .makes this abundantly manifest. Those among the poorer class, who drink the liquor distilled from corn, potatoes, and rye, have a pale, decolor ed, sickly countenance. The realthy, who make use of.eherry bounce.Trencli branJyTatid strong imported wines and liquors, have a red, bloated, copper colored appearance." "Doctor," said I, "you almost mate uj$) afraid of .my pretty face. I am of the opinioi. that-the injury resulting from wioo aud brandy arises from the abu-e of them, and to this I adhere. It is the abuse of them only that converts them into poison." "$o, my fellow countryman, not thai alone!" cried the doctor, "but the alco hol is the poiton. With from one to two "lasses full of pure alcohol you can almost instantly kill a sound, healthy person who h not accustomed to strong, drink. Even when mixed with other substances, alcohol fastens itself upon the seeds of disease in the system, and causes them gradually to produce their direful effects. Wine and beer, when verv moderately taken, are less injuri ous than pure brandy, because they contain k deolioL For in beer there is at most only, from one to two per cent, alcohol, and in good German winj, from four to eight per cent. Good French ines contain fiom ten to fifteen per cent, of this poison; and Spanish and Port wines fiom nineteen to twenty five per cent. Biaudy, cherry bounce, contain from twetily-four to titty-three per ceut. of alcohol. This makes a dif ference!" "1011 believe, then, doctor, in reality, that the alcohol is the destructive or poisouous principle ? Aud yet it is used for medical purposes !" "Most assuredly, just as wo use quick silver or mercurv as a medicine, but never as a nuunshment, or for daily U'se, Alcohol is, and remnins poison, m much so as mercury. Like mercury, it pen etrates the blood and bone.-; is cast oil and rejected by all the internal ptrts which it attacks, and in part passes out of the system unchanged, and iu part remains in it unchanged. " "Away with all your alcoholic and mercurial piescriptious !" cried I. "What will you recommend to me for my Momacli, and inj indisposition ? 1 must still drink. Prescribe some lung for me." "Noihing !'' cried the unmerciful physicim. "The best thing, however, tor your health, is good, pure water, in order to restore you again fully to a sound state, take muderately every morning a few small glasses of flesh water, and the same quantity iu the evening before going to bod. Do this every day. Drink no distilled liquors of any-kind whatever; for it is a bever- age manufactured by art, and notajvvi.s to have escaped some particular natural dtiuk I promise you, ray fel l.lfficulty, oi to have attained i-ome par- low couutrvman, if vou follow mv ad vice, iu the course of six months you shall have a healthy stomach, and also hei.lthy bowel, and shall in every way experience the best results upon your health. 1 beg of jou to fullow my ad vice. Our forefathers were strong, henlthy men. They did not drink brand., because they had it not, and knew nothing about it. It was found in the apothecaries under the name of aqua vilte, water of life. It tlun serv ed as a medicine. Now it is cilled b- the savat-es iu America, 'fire "water," and these savages are right." The remarks of Dr. FiidJin Walter made a deep impression on my mind. I will 3et add, for the encouragement of many thuusands who are similarlv indisposed as I was, that in accordance with the doctor's advice, I fiom that day drank morning aud evening, a few glasses of fresh water, aud used beer or German wine only at (able. In tho course of three months already, I with joy experienced the good effect upon my health, and ever since that time have banished all ardent spirits from my home, and wholly avoid them. For the last three years, 1 have had no need for the doctor or apothecary. How to Remember. The Buffalo Express narrates the fol lowing anecHote. which illustrates in a humorous manner the capriciousnefs of the memory: "A young boy was sent to school, and commenced learning the alphabet, lie readily mastered the 'list of letters' saw one the B was a poser. Do what he could, he was unable to retain it's name. His industiy and application were strengthened bj the frequent me mentoes ot the rod, but all to no pur purpose he could not rem mbr the B. At the close of school one evening, after his body had suffered martyrdom for his mind, lie passed along the roid lending "homeward, dropping walnut sized tears the while, wlitn one of his companions accosted with, 'Bill what are you crying for?' -Can't remember the B,' sa Bill. Well rejoined hi companion, 'don't cry; and if you will forget it by to-morrow morning, I will rive yoa ihre fish-hooks.' The result was. that Bill triod -o hnid to forget the fatil letter, that he always remem bered it from that day to this,'' A Gojo Akswku. A lady tho other day isked a younj, gentleman of our acquaintance ; "Sir, is your wife as pretty as you are He did uot care tote complimented at the expense of his wife, and so by way of gentle reproof, he blushingly replied: No, Miss, but she has very proity niitnnfcrs." Ko further interrogatories were pro pounded upon that subject by tho lady. iVMlVfatnxz. The Leadings of Divine Providence. We are only led, and never coerced or compelled, by the Divine Providence All that can be done for mun, consist ently with this principle, i? continually done by ihe Lord, so that the freedom of man is ever preserved, and his rational faculty continually appealed to. The leadings of Providence, theiefore, are those merciful interpositions by whidh the Lord works to save man from evil, or to alleviate at least the.foic of evil; but these leudings are seen oi'lv after the event, and are the experience only of the regenerate mind. To "bo led by the Lord implies, how ever, on the paitof man. the willing ness to follow; and to say that this sub mission to the Divine Piovidence is au arduous and seve e dut', is only to say that the work of regeneration is a strug gle and a combat. .No jjood thititr can ever be acquired by mereindolence or ease, but must be "combated for at the expense of all the energy and self-denial mat we are- capable of exercising, for we caunol be led bv the Divine Provi dence without a willing and rational submission to the Divine will. What i our own, or uf the selfhood, is to he surrendered because it is evil ot.lr. and all that is good in us comes from the Lord, and belongs of riifht to Him alone. The effects upon Ihe mind of being led by the Diviue Providence, mu.t uecessiiril be incomprehensible to those who rely solely on their own prudence muJ management. It U indeed of Di vine Providence that hum in prudence slii uld produce its appropriate icsults in munu.iiio tilings, or that prosp-nty tn earthly affairs should depend upon the duo obstnauco of the natural laws; but these are only temporal, though made to subserve important uses by the Lord. It is sometimes said of the'na- tural man, "how very providential" it ticular success in mere worldly thnis bui it is too oft.n for-o.ten thai tli prov itleu ml dispensations, are more of- j ten reverse, than succoscs.or icverses with the view to .success in the higher life.atid the attainment of earthly things in the aypiiea-ion to higher uses" Prov idctice regards what is eternil, and not merely what is temporal, for the tctil itself may be beggaiedia the verj midst of earthly prosperi y. ihe submission to the Divine Provi dence is most clearly seen in contrast to the claims of earthly prescnption or authority. il,e natural man looks to natural things, for like sees only what is like itself, and he ! theiefore coniin ually disturbed by tnc pertuibations of the worm. ti. is not Iree to call him self his own, he U not an individual, and has consequently no puvate rights, foi he becomes the slave or servant of those wtiO hold, as he thinks, his inteiesls in tlaii luinils, and hence his identity is 'eces-strily merged into that of others. Policy and expediency thus become the iulni- principles of life, and human so cicty is reduced to hollow piclensiuns and a v stem of more external rtstr.t.uts. One cf the most distressing phases of -- , . , uuman mo is seen in tnc aujeciauu ser vile attitude of the natural man to the reigning influences of mere natural life, by which all claim to human freedom is surrendered, aud all the nobler and better aptitudes of the mind destroyed. Man is naturally and essen'ially a cow ard, for while he is afraid of his fellow man, who has leally no power at all, he has no conception of thu grandeur and dignity of a firm rclianco upon Him who made and upholds all tilings, nnd who has the sole aud only pierogative of imparting these things to whom He will, bv that indefeasible title which is ve-ted in Him alone. Under all possible circumstances, theiefore, how beautiful to be led by the hand, like the iilllo child is led, through all the dangers and difficulties of earthly life, under the most easy, soothing aud tranquil iulluetices; Mid what a host of cares, troubles, and disquietudes, flee away at thu approach of this mercitul guidance and protection from the Lord J Life is thus made calm and peaceful, tindej- the greatest discouragements, by a feeling of conscious power and of tran quil repost, which can neither be real ized, nor conceived, by ihe mere natural man. It is entiubling to feel an un shrinking trusl in the Lord in the pres ence of a adverse world; to bear an ereel front and noble altitude befote the assaults cf evil men and evil hpirils; to suffer wrong,it may be.and not to wrong others; to ev iuco courtesies to the world, but uo concessions ; aud in the face of all opposition, ill will, and malignity, to fall back upon the Diviue government for support, and to teel an unwavenn: tiust in the wise and merciful lertdiugs of the Divine Piovidenso. The Age, A foolish young woman in Palmyra. N. Y., last week married a young mill tnrv officer, whose acquaintance she made by corresponding with him while ho was in the army. A day or two after the wedding hu decapmed with a carriage and n pair of horses, but the officers ol Hie law seizcu mra iu v-nii andnigua, ironed him, took him io pris uii.and lefi the imprudent bride in tears and sorrowful lamentation. i i ' . Snow fell in Kansas, April 15, I8G4. Ltjian Beecuer's. CorjitTsnip. This eminent divine, who is as well known as he is universally respected, many years since, was lad to the conclusion thai it is not well for man to be alone. After considerable pondering, he re solved kfoffer liimself in marriage to a certain member of his flock. jNto sooner was the resolution formed than it was put in practice, and, get ting out his cane, he speedily reached the dwelling of his mistress." It chanced to be Monday morning, a day which many New England readers know in the household as washing day. Unconscious of the honor that wa3 in tended her, the lady was standing be hind the tub, in the back kitchen, wi.h her arms immersed in suds, busily en gaged iu an occupation which, to say the least of it, is more useful than romantic. There was a loud knock at ihe door. "Jane, go to the door, and if it is an) body to see me, tll them ihat 1 am engaged, and cannot see them." The message was faithfully rehearsed. "Tell your mistress' said Parson B , "that it is very importaut thai I should see her." "Tell him to call this afternoon," said the lady, when this answer return ed, "and I will see him." But it was unavailable. "I" must see her now," said the minister; "tell me where she is." So saying, he followed the servant into the kitchen, to the great surprise of her mistress. 'Miss , I have coma to the con clusion to marry. Will you have me?" was the minister's opening speech. "Have vou?"' replied th- astonished lady. This is a singular lime to offer ourelf. Such an important step should be made a matter of praver and deliberation." "Let us pray," was Mr. B s on ly response, as he knelt down beside ihe tub, aud prayed that a u-ion mighl he formed which would enhance the happiness of both parlies, His prayer was answered; and from this union, thus singularly formed, hns sprang a family remarkable for talent. Tins School-Master Caught The Palmer Journal savs, a few years ago. when it was the custom for large girl and larger bos to a'teuJ district schools and when flagella i ns were more com mon in schools than at the present time, an incident took phce in a neighboring town which is north recording as a reminiscence of school boy dajs. One of the largest, plumpest and fairest girls in the school happened to violate one of the teacher's rules. The master, a piompt, energetic fellow of i went five, nt once summoned htr into the middc of the floor, as usual iu such cases, the business of tho whole school ceased, hnd the attention of every scholar was directed to the girl, who, it whs expected, was to receive a severe puni-hment. Afted interrogating the girl a few moments, the mas'.er took from lils desk a huge ruler, such as wo seldom fee now a days, mid command ed the. damsel to hold out her hand. She hesitated, when the master, in a blaze of passion, thundered out, 'Will you give me your hand ?" "Yes.sir, and my heart.too," prompt ly replied ihe girl, nt the same time strotching forth her hand to the master, nnd eyeing him with a cunning look. A dealhl v silence reigned for amonrrn' in the school-room; a moist spot was seen to glisten in the master's eye; the ruler was laid upon the desk, nnd the blushing girl was requested to take her scat, but to remain after the school was dismissed. In ihrea weeks after the school finish ed, the-school-master and thatgirl were married. Usr-AItALLELKD PABSIltO.sr. Mcn sicur Vaudeville was one of ihe most remarkable-men in Paris for hi avarice. Iu the ear 1735 he was worth one million sterling. At the ajje of seveu-ty-lwo he contracted a fever, which obliged him to send for the first time in his life, for a surgeon to bleed him, who, asking him tenpence for the oper ation, was dismissed, tie sent for an apothecary, but he was as high in his Ueiintid. He sent for a barber, who at length agreed to undertake the opera tion for threepence a time. "But," said the slingy old fellow, "how often will it be requisite to bleed ?" "Three times,"answered the barber. "And vvhai quantity of blood do you inteud to take V About eight ounces," was the an swer. "That will bo ninepence too much too much," said the miser. "1 have determined to adopt a cheaper way; tako the whole quantity you design to take nt three times at one and it will snv e, me sixpence." This being insisted upon, he lost twen y four ounces of blood, which caused hi death in a few days, and be left his immense property to ihe KiBg. It U nnltf bv labor that thouabt can he made heallhy. and only by thought that labor can be made happy. D.o good with what thou hast, or it will do thee no goou. A Parisian. Dentist. One M. Duchesne has been driving about Paris, iu a gaudy wagon and with a band of music, taking out teeth. He stops in some frequented jIace, col lects a crowd by means of the cymbal, and then invites ihe afflicted to appt) at once for extraction and relief. A notico on the side of the wagon read ihu'-: "5000 francs if 1 miss a tooth." Etch applicant mounts on the seal with M. Xuchesne,who demands the coin be fore proceeding The head is then in clined backwards, the mouth opened, tho tweezers inserted, and the tooth snatched from its gory bed. It is held up in the air an instant for the anmira tipn of the multitude, nnd at each ex traction the drum gives a bang of tri umph. W A German statistical writer re marks that the invention -of the sewing machine has enabled one worn in- to sew as much ns a hundred could sew by hand a crtury ago.hut he continues, one worn in now demands as much cloth ing as a hundred did a century ago so that the situation is not so much changed after all. If fashionable ladies in short sleeves and low necked dresses of the present day, wear one hundred times as much clothing as our great-great-grandmothers did a century ago, the question how much did they wear ? becomes very delicate. SelV Reliance. There is a time iu every man's education when he arrives at the conviction thateuvy is ignorance; that imitation i suicide ; that he must take himself for better, for worse, as his portion; that though the wide uni verse is ull of good, no kernel of nour ishing corn can come to him but thro' his toil bestowed on that plot of ground which is given to him to til!. sThe power which resides in him is new in nature, and none but heTuiows what that is which he can do, nor does he know until lis has tried. Not for noth ing one face, one character, one fact, makes much -impression on him, and another none. It. W Emerson. Good Cemext. Take some common lime and mix with a quauiily of tar just enough to make a lough dough. Use it quick, because it becomes hard in a few moments, and will never soak or crumble. This is a first rale cement for the purposs of making troughs for swine, feed-boxes, eave-troughs. and many other things. A Universalisl minister was once re lating for his little son's pleasure the siory ot "ihe liabes in the Wood." when the boj asked him what became of the poor children. "They went to heaven was the answer. "And what became of their wicked old uncle?" "He went to heaven, too." "But, fa ther," he asked, with a child's anxiety, "won't he kill them aijain?" It i- better to throw a guard about ihe baby's cradle than to sing a psalm :tt a bad man's death bed; belter to have a care while the bud is bursting to the sun than when the heal has schorched the heart of the unguarded bosom. We never are satisfied with our opin ions, vv-Jiatever we may pretend, till they are giatified and confirmed by the suffrages of the rest of mankind. We dispute and wrangle for ever ; we en deavor ro get men to come to us when we do not come to them. There is nothing purer than honesty -r-nothing sweeter lhan charity noth ing brighter than virtue nothing warmer than love and nothing more sledfast than faith. These, united in one mind, form the purest, the sweet est, the- richest.the brightest, the holiest, nnd the most stedlast happiness. Homely people with noble hearts re like sweet flowers that do not appeal to the eye, beciuse they pour out their life in fragrance, and win our hearts by association. There is many au unfortunate one. whose heart, like a sunbeam, is always lovliesl In its breaking asunder, Knowledge may slumber in the mem ory, but it never dies; it is like the t.'er-mouse- in the ivied tower, that deeps while winter lasts, hut awake3 with the warm breath of spring. The pujsait ia which we cannot' ask God's protection must be criminal; the plensure for which we dare not thank Him cannot be innocent. Individual greatness (the foundation of national -greatness) is the result of fiery trial, continual struggle, unceasing self-sacrifice, nnremitting discipline. Good speech enrries the sound of no man's, no angel's voice, Good writing betrays no man's hand, but as if traced by the finger ofGod. I-rTAn Irishman caught a hornet in bis hand, but dropped it and exclaim ed, 'Be jabers! what kind of teeth do your birds have in Ameriky?' Every wise word 13 an echo of the wisdom inarticulate in our neighbors which sends them confident about their work-an play. pm u t$fciW. AXAIXU Ail WI1D0W QAIB XVIXCr. Preparations will soe Bare Co be comB-eBeed for a general "pottiajf of gieen-house plants. Of coars, tkis operation does not r-qaire"aoitig ba a plants at one and sasw litMbstM a general rule, the greater part wilt benefited by. r shift someiisM dariog Spring. Those already otrt of bleoos, as the Daphne.aad soae'e-f ths Latsrel lines, which have alreadr'waee4 making fresh growth, woaldr Irst re quire it. "Before potting.the ball of the plant should be ascertained to be-moist all through, and if the roots are be come matted for want of pot roon, should ba carefully bossd- eo as to readily Jake advantage of the new soiL The shoots at the same lime-ahoald be carefully regulated, so as each shoot can expose iu foliage to the actl-n of the sun and air as -much as possible. Anv weakly or sickly sheet, not likely to be wanted, should be taken entirely out. Somu of the earliest camelliar will have done flowering, or nearly so. and commence pushing their shoots buds; these should be enconrageu u-. as possible, with warmth aud plenty of moisture at the roots and ia the atmos phere. By so doing hcy will perfret iheir growth and commence naturally to flower early next year. This is far better than any forcing you can give ibera. The flowers come finer and aie less likely to drop off. All plants wanted for strikingctH tings from iu hot beds for bedding in the3flower gardea is Sum-er,shoald bo attended to and kept as warm as poasi hU m 'nrlt-o-orowih. and slight shifts of some sorts may be advisable. -r-i. f ., nl.I.n Pinmrnfl. lants oi me -wuihc-kj ...- f'.-...;JO ml xnflt nlants. should be marked, that hive the best flowers, and 1 1, A , Ttil from them. S.ve from the good only, or the result will be on ly trash. All annual and other seeds should be- cleaned, and any deficiencies made upv now. as the time will be too precious by-and-by, when they are wanted tor sowing. Country CfeittlenuH. SWEET POTATO USSh A correspondent of the "Georgia Telegraph" s'ates that ihe vines of the sweet potato may be saved duringthe Winter and used in the Spring for i.r.ni,.'i!inir new croD. In the tall. any time before frost lakes place, ihe viues miy be cut in any coavenient length, aiid placed, in layers, on the surface of the earth, to the depth of. twelve or eighteen inches; cover the vines, whilst dnmp with pirtially rotteB straw, (either pine r wleat will an swer) to the depth f six inches, aad cover the whole with a light soil about fourinches deep. In this way the-vines will keep duriug the Winter, and ia the Spring they will put out sprouts as abunriaut'y as ihe potatoe itself wkea bedded. The draws or sprouls can bo planted first, aud the vine itself caa be subsequently cut and used as wo gener ally plaut slips. ii Isinglass for Eggs. Eggs are ased among olhei things for settli ig coffee. An exchange has it that thi3ub3tance, which may be found in most drag stores, is an elegant substitute for them in this use. It contains the same che mical property albumen; and leu cents' worth of isir.Ia-s will last longer than two -or three dozen eggs. Per haps it might be used as a substitute still further. TjtAcise Paper. A sheet of fine thin white paper dipped into a thick solutipn'of gum arabic, and then pres sed between two dry sheets.'renders the three transparent when dry; it is very useful for tracing purposes, as it can either be written or painted upon. Elasiic Varsisu fob Lxathie. Take two parts by weight of resin, aid one of la ,iaa rubber, and heal Ikear in an earthenware vessel until they are fused together, after which they should be stirred until they are quite cold; a little boiled rin-eed oil may be added while the materials are hot. If Ivcry becomes brittle by age, W will recover iu origiail qttahly by. be ing boiled ia a solatioa of pBre glae. Baoxix Potatoes. -Cat eord botfed potatoes in slices lengthwise, quarter of anJach thick; dip oack slice ia wheat flour, and lay them on a gridiron over a bright t're of coa!s;-when bolh side are browned nicely, take them oa a-liot dish, add a bit of butter, pepper a4 talt to taste, aad serve hot. How to sxsn PLArr-ar Post. If a small taft of the plant with the earth on is wrapped in damp brown paper, and then enclosed withia sheet lead, such as tea chests are liaed with, it will travel securely for a week. To Keep Ban ?rjcii for-I&iast Steak all Wistes. Tl awko a biia for fifty pound- bt-rf, use five pounds of salt and ikre p:uts-of BsoLu.sesr M. LC, - . tV hi uf .r u v. M H j , ?i KSi '