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,..NA IrY RALri PARi Ni F ST. MARY, (ATTAKAPAS) LA., WEDNESDAY, JUNFE 23, 1869. I. I I II I .. . . 6 . Ate 'lanters' gametr. Terms of 8abseraptoa. FIVE DOLLAR*A YEAR, IN ADVANCE. Every sabscriber who pays at this oMee, in Franklia, punctuaily in advance, will be ..iled to a desdetion of twenty per cent. from te above price. Terns of Ad-ertising. WEEKLY Th e pace of tea lines, oronesquare, in Nonparcil type or less conutitutin a square, to-wit: One week $1 ;30; two weeuksg o ; three weeks, t; foar wr"ae, W .S; Are weeks, 95 9. When time is snt peel0 d eti~ ertiement s will be published Aye weeks and charged aceordinly. MoNTi LT: I III The r pae of . 1 meath. s . . mosith Ten lines............. $3 75 $750 011 25 TwentyIlnes.......... 750 156 0 50 Thirty lines.......... 1195 1 50 3375 Forty lines............ 15 00 30 00 4500 Fifty lines ............. 18 75 3750 565 A deduction of 5 pe eeat . aered for cash in ad vance. F A column of the BAnrEER contains 27 squares of non pareil type. Notice of Appli'n for Administratorsbip of Estates..95 01 liomelogation Notices........................... 10 00 A nnouncement of candidates or oie............ 10 00 No credit given for advertising, job work, or ,ubscrip gysn, n-cept by speclal agreement. Franklin, April 10. 1808. FOR SALE AND RENT. Do r ou Riws Io seft Laud N EWV PRO POSITION. Straugcrs are now flocking to Attakapas, and most of thern who want land come to the PL.ANTsR' BANNER office f ,r information. Any one who will semd me a nfil description of his landa and five dollars, can hay, his prolprty advertised CO¾'DITIONALLY in the BA.!r ra, , pay ONE PER CEN T. on the sale WHEN SOLD. I n ill give strangers a. the information I possess in re ltr I to advertised lands, and will charge NOTHING for tl:RVICES or ADVErP- 9ING in case mn sale is made iftlt property is fsod % the advertleement is in the ,.op.ar. thl conmmi-sion will .. aclaimed. No conditionalI .. rt sxuint taken eceptby special agreement. Iraiuklis, April 3. IB(1. D. DENNETT. For Sale or Lease. t he (hicot Pass Plantation, belongingto the estate of 1: W. iuller, deceased, contaitag about 500 acre-- partly cleared. Is a desirable locality for saw milIk, store ,r C;.ar raising, not liable to overfow, with good navi ;atiosl. Also log Island, adjoinig, either singly or to gcthcr. ! or particulars apply on board the Warren Ielle to N.P. MILLARD. For Sale. A tract of land about a mile above Franklin. on the plpo ite side of the Teche, adjoining Mrs. Steing's plan tation, ten arpents front and about thirty-three arpents dep. Price 510,000, one-third cash, balance in one and two years, with interest from day of sale. The owner would have no objection to selling it in lots. For further information apply at,.tis otle. aoe'3 For Sale. Eithir tbheeat or the west hal" of a fanr of 360 acres, near Jeaaerete, em the oat~wet ba.LkJtr the Teche. Fast half wit in m ye eatebdwuImgsom barn, auger ,,nt se alnd cabin, 66300, ee-haf ash. Went half, U330 cash. For particulas, apply at this oice. neamerette. Nor. 30, 1867 .oS" Wale. A SMALL SUGAR FARM situated on Rayou Beaum iu thi. pariik, ou the N. 0., O. & G. W. RAilroad, four miles from Brauhear City, containlng abont ema hndred .rpente---beat tweaty a a naler A ea with im provements, etc. Price SE, half each and the balance iu one year. For farther pmilelaappylv a this ofe, or to W. B. MERCHANT, at Braskear City. febe-tf FARM FOR ALE-Eight miles westof New hIgra., .ont.ainng twseiY are of l d, well mproed, ounse hold ond ktches le raters, tOe whlee flr Ir . New Iberia, July 0S, 186. THOA. T. TOLSON. FOR SALE.-A ae dwelling house, tmprvre.eatts atnt six or eight acre of land within the eorporatlom ijudt of the town f Frar lk. ,r FOR SA.LE-The erasheer City Btel. situated nea ?he Opelousas RiaeSa Depot, hs best location for a Hlotel in Brashear City, I eolered for sale for $450 eash. or it may be p hased pert euc and part oa time, Apply at tHis oee, ato sN. Dliy, 3mtd. FOR SALE.-A farm of one humdred maseventy . ve superctial aruatr. Amh t wd ahbo the tied of 187, oil remnatebly _e 1O l, l .loeatloe two miles above Jeasnerett a, 0l rh pper part o this prish, a fine location for a restiesm, soe ehoice Bfit trees a tLh place, in a pleasant nedghborheod, hgajthfal lseetae six or evenm ilee below ew Ibei. Turn 12.060 cash, or its equivalent on time. M. . VAU AR.. A STOCK FARM.-About 15 miles below the town o Abbeville. ner the masth of Usyca Vammilio, -ad touching the Sea Marsh, coataimag about 2720 acres. Price $700e see-fourth eash, the balsame i me. two and three years, w interest Apply at hiso ~ea1efl F'OR BALM-I the iwar t fu dl ad)oining the terms d parst.alhr deIss, ap a his .M.. apl2 FINE DWELLING FOR SALE.-"Lecast Law,,' in St. Martianil.e, reistag of six acre. of land, a . IweUaing, speioms, mummiset man Lm aet ab so , commanding the baks of the Tech asad aa O gis, muiles wide, with kitchen, steen-roo, servans' ream, :l.rg brick cemsmd m, c ,arr-ge-.: -aftsa ora tldotrredsl . It. ltmeaol- l most d-trahl sagimess bo av a o. Wesine Lee i-iana. Terms, 0 o. e7-ha ,o haamess t it wonths. Apply at ibis ices. lead FOR SALE. J P1w1. QI p.kb of Viset.s near the VenW. Miser, s f Abhs~b E aei'+ of ehai fal Iis a S48- 8oa halthfldel ob. The bad i rr GRO, see corn, sweet potatoes, gain., pmoyb, - aa fruits. The impn.~ - Uoges nre.jk oI dwelling hou, otolbuse, eua .dwllm, etk_ eta claimlar wedll, buen., t.,ec rrfe, 6"mto at Tea pmiinee~, a y is J. C White, £bbse ft I~. ..t Yirri A BARGAIX.-AMdrmlisfmm of EWS imgbj .n the pairh of Wwhy.Skt rbaif Vsss t twent. *-t m w mum &we T40 eb rd ttwentd-four nsM bus ~ewjh !ý' uI.. M parovd, ans faplc outheiltga frsne wdoaak e wt eedL udadda-- u of ova calm rt F0I SALE-Te -hs aa s( P;qbas Peieb of St. Mary, f." an. kem XaieftvU>, at Brn. Dat1 Tece, Ix c isint ISO amn hat IlUN n. Y ea. we. of' t:" it.4 welltww UO wIduwm,..1atbreoIO 1~ boY1 rr· ·10 am lo v lt ý ý irr am p" MO B "~~tf~k - -----~l -a Six rOB BALR-TN'.. sbs a.V~ 5..n wad.m vuJad ( aSt. Loa . an e !1.i l Il - 43oail ýamdi6a` t M* ~ l Iergeorg borne CC·Y bm ~ ' - ato -"& _o ntw w d-e ie aa4 It is eomvoo ea-I ae e A IeýemeiintlN eedolmeee on - fPLI~I For a rn e~ .tto Ilr. Al Mslq.L~h. Wmytem. t To .Mrnn O~soaa 5t*t 6 m lwoow w ilh eigt p.a meet benlt -,v o e4 1%mUhhSS.IiL. Mar % mIS. PLANTT% 1wd.?. as StesL Ba a7 tW, UW.. t s ran. boIes f[ r st l a IQt wU1 `-L0. raw b ase s r gN r hal I ae10ans t£ gmy O peulagsto lbs p ic.. .. » Pe~ur puU-q hialfI b La, 100aesat assn -f w.f UswMsI, I4,)b7sr as. Lo W rdk saa 9 l frat sa , La. U oft Farm Garden and Household. FLOWERS.-It isseported from the Michi gan State Lunatic Asylum that some of the, severest cases of insanity in men brought to the institution in irons. and manifesting the most violent symptoms, have been suddenly alm wn to a eenditioa bordering on sanity, by the presentation of a bouquet gathered from the greenhouse. SHOWER or TWoRMS.-The Portland (Oregon) Courier says that during a brisk shower at Shriden, in Yambill county, on the 18th of March. there fell what seemed toe be a kind of hail, but on examintiong was found to be composed of peculiar whitish worms-millions of them. Each worm had the power of doubling and skipping a foot or more. They were from an eighth to a quarter of an inch long, with a small darkish spot tabout the head. They appeared to die very soon. FIsit Dirr.--Professor Agassiz says that fish is a kind of food which refreshes the system, especially after intellectuale fatigue. There is no other article that supplies the waste of the head so thoroughly as fish diet; I and the evidence of it is in the fact that all the inhabitants of the seashore the world over are the brighter population of the coun try. Fish contains phosphorus to a large extent, a chemical element which the brain requires for growth and health. To CURE CONSIUPTION.-I do not give the following as an effectual remedy for a deepseated consumption, but that it will cure many most obstinate cases I know. I have witnessed its good effects in numb erless instances. Live temperately-avoid spirituous liquors-wear flannel next to the skin-and take every morning, half a pint of new milk mixed with a wine glass-full of expressed juice of green hoar-hound-and if you are not too far gone. a cure is certain. Some years since, a wild goose was shot in Washington Territory, and a few grains of wheat were taken from his craw. Being very large and full, they were preserved and planted. The yield was found to be so great as to lead to its propagation, until this variety, which is known in the Territory as the 1 "Goose Wheat," has become a standard one in that section of the country. Samples of this wheat were recently sent to the Agricultural Department at Washington. Upon exammining the samples at the mu seum, of which there are some two thousand varieties, the same wheat was found, being one of the samples sent from the Paris Ex position, and grown in Cuenca, in Spaire. Hearth and Home. To MAKE TEA.-First, heat the teapot by pouring boiling water into; pour this out, and put into the pot as much good tea as you wish to use : then ponr in boiling water enougi to -.-.. *. -- - -- .- - r w,,ew ,Se,roghly. Set the pot on the cook- 4 ing table, if that is handy, (it need not be set on anything that is hot) and in five min utes pour in boiling water enough for the: first cups, and pour out immediately. If a second cup, or cups. are wlshe-, and tea enough has been put in the pot, add boiling I water in sufficient quantity. This rule. applies particularly to Japanese and IHvson teas. I do not know that black tea wcdld be as good made in this way, as if it were steeped longer. That may depend on taste. Blessings on the heads of those who send flowery presents to those whose energies have been desolated by disease! Flowers impart not only fragrance and beauty to one's sick room, but they absolutely light up the gloom that hangs around it like a dark certain, and cause cheerfulness to take the place of heaviness and oppression of heart. Often has our soul felt exceedingly greatful to theose dear women who have considered our low estate, and sent flowers, fresh, fra grant and beautiful, to cheer our invalidism. Could we strew their pathway through life with flowers, how eagerly would our hands preform the task! Had flowers no other office thanm to minister to the pleasures of the sick, that of itself should be reason sufficient why they should be cultivated. But when we remember that they are net only an ever pleaseant joy to tle eye, but are also true and genial teachers of moral truth, and ex cellence, as well as tender pro pters to the s hightest as well as the moat retod senti meats, we can perceive of how great impor tance It is that the hand and heart of women's Spower is in her loveliness. and she ought to do everything to encourage it. Her loveli S ness has broken the bondage in which many a sinhl man was bound, and which had res isted persuasion and force though many a year. Let her increase her power by add. ing to her loveliness, and this sbe will not fail to do if she gives her heart up to the beauiful poetry of earth. G. D. Prentice. ADVICE TO FARM3EsL.-A distinguished agriculturalist has sent us some valuable and seasonable hints to fancy farmers, which may be of service to them in their spring work : To have your fields well dressed, you must sow as large a breadth as posible. A grain of foresight in this matter will insure a sight of grain at harvest. A man may fleece his adoep, but not his land. The farmer's game is " give and take." Mira your peas--the q's will take care of themserves. It is not a lazy fmer A if the Ploaghahares are the best invesments the dMdends are sure in thefall. Favping is not commendable,.bat-there is no olection to currying favor with one's eatue. Th1eeIt motto for dealing isn tock hay is ---never sell short. It is sheer nonsense to shear sheep too early :'i two. The upper works separted from the take off your own and your flock's overeoats at about the same time. Now is the time for the farater to mend his ways-highways and byeways. ilmtehen-gardners should be under picket -.gu~---the fowls willeome up to the scratch ý fhomer don't. e.eces should be lopke4 to. Defense of the crops as often tacked on a sinle pat. Raise all you can. If you raise the mort-j on your farm, soe ch the better. cultivation is essential-the more harrow-in pains you take the better eff w mb einatha6 . Dull days may be spent in practisg destistry on your rakes and harrows. I If any one chews, let him spend his toloe- ; e! money for the benefit of the ".* es'" ia the boek hair of his Yvs. l i.r mney :il 'it the l l anid mollosiMit the bugs. CnILIY.- When the rich Quaker was aked the seeret of his suohes in lil, he an d, "*Civility, friend, civility." Some peo ,le are uncivil, sour, morose, crabbed, crus ', I.mgisty, really clownish, and impudent. from soub, as for your iCs. "Seest thou a man wibe in his own conceit ? there is more hope for a fool than of him." [Literary American. I..PPY PEOPLE.-IAmODg the two millions ; of people by whom Jeddo in Japan is inhab ited there is not a beggar in the streets, not a boor, not a drunkard, not a r edian. The am.zea .-aw~ntif.l, thp men are robust and energetic, there is no trouble about fashions educathi is universal, books are plentiful, though there are no newspapers, life is sirn ple and easy, marriage is universal and children go naked. It is related by Dr. eaudder, that on his return from his mission in India, after a long absence, he was standing on a deck of a steamer, with his son, a youth, when he beard a gentleman using loud and profane language. "Friend," said the doctor, ac costing the swearer, " this boy, my son, was born and brought up in a heathen country and a land of Pagan idolatry; but in all his life he never heard a man blasphemn his Maker until now." The Leader's special has the following : "General Logan, as commander of the Grand Army of the Republic, will issue an address in a day or two, setting torth the position of the Grand Army in regard to decorating the graves of rebel soldiers, and taking strong ground against the practice." The Cleveland P'lain Dealer says: "John A. Logan was an original ' rebel," and recruited a large numbea of men in Southern Illinoeis, and sent them South, with the promise of soon following them. lie basely betrayed the men he seduced from their allegeance, and left them to die. Of course he would be opposed to decorating the graves of these men." REAl, AN IIoUR A DAY.-There was a nld who, at fourteen, was apprenticed to a soap dealer. One of his resolutions was to read an hour a day or at least at that rate, and he had an old silver watch, left him by his uncle, which he timed his reading by. He stayed seven years with his master, and said when he was twenty-one he knew as much as the young squire did. Now let us see how much time he had to read in, in seven years, at the rate of one hour each day. it would be 2, 255 hours, which at the rate of eight reading hours per day, would be equal to three hun dred and ten days; equal to forty-five weeks; nearly a year's reading. That time spent in treasuring up useful knowledge would pile up a very large store. I am sure it is worth trying for. Try what you can do. Begin now. In after years you will ok i* upon the task as the mat pleasant ICE.-Besides the fact that ice is lighter than water, there is another curious thing about it which most persons do not know, perhaps namely, its purity. A lump of ice Wd be eomea pare distilled rter. When the early navigators of the Artic seas gotoutof water thy melted fragmets ofthose vast mountains of ice called ice-bergs, and were astonished to find that they yielded only fresh water. They thought that they were frozen see water. not knowing that they were formed on the land, and in some way launched into the sea. But if ther had been right, the result would have been all the same. The fact is, that water in freezing turns out et it all that is not water-salt, air, coloring matter, and all impurities. Frozen sea water makes fresh water ice. If you freeze a basin of indigo water it will make ice as clear and white as that made from pure rain water. When the cold is very sudden, these foreign matters have not time to escape, either by rising or sinking, and are thus entangled with the ice, but do not make any part of it. STorWI ass PAP.R.-Th.e following anecdote of the late Mr. Swain, from the Philadelphia, Press, is not without its moral in other latitudes than Pennsylvania: Many years ago Mr. Swain, then editor of the Publio Ledger, was hailed at the oeaner of Eighteenth and Chestnut street by a very excited individual, who informed him in the most emphatic terms, " I have stopped your paper, sir," and proceeded to explain the way and wherefore, all the time gesticulat ing wildly. " My greacious, sir, you don't say so ! Come wilth ey to the ofice, and let as see if we cannot remedy the matter. It grieves me that say one should stop my paper." Down (hestnut to Third the two preusoe*sd. Arriving at the office, Mr. Swain said: * Why my dear sir, everything seems to be 9ing.. a he as usual; I thought yon ha ep paper." Then and there the excited man, whom the owalk, by&the yhad partly cooled, s he had stopped takin h e em copy of the Ledger. Mr. Swain was profuse In his apoes for having misanderstood the mean &-i5 lt -%Ve rds wda, regret ted that he had gien him the tramp from gigteeanet to TThird own bssmet. Tie gentbman went on his way home, a wiser if not a better man, marveling at the stupidity of editestia general, and of Mr. walma in p estilr. Bbfose bo left, how ever, he ordered that the Ledger be still sent to his address. Tim LANGUAGE OF FLOWERS8.-Few " In Eastma halethey talk i Sewerse. Ai tt tel h1 a ad thir loves and carb : EE .um $ ilr tit b~ in he.ir gardi-bower ; On lt leaves a iuL eauge bar." lfsn i eaed the ose ao lowfers Is certanaly gpop* r the as well as in me- a be -a -, j iar Sewers ad p$lUt the syubdes of thoughts, feelgs sad enstlsa. 't5e piaoin whieh led !aohs beoa, w1Mi wepdar r Mlast Shis der., is the eakleghs nd oak spples t oammo r te e the ti satorto of CiesL sd in the wiadigmtsw ever grne erbgesin bea s-ed mpilnee to Christms. The mimselhseas Sewers sempevea symb l sh1 o e.teleag to the same chlass; ad so did corresponding em Vlas .'4 m .o . a among SIndi, and elsewhere, flowers have always beeus es emblemdefpartielar dlvlnities. Hi Japu, when a youth haes ixed his affee srerpear*mstsa of suitable condition, he deasere his peamsl by arsing a bunch of a bertal s.raub (the Cetastr) to the house of the damaes parents. If the branch be aegleted. "the sit rqieted ; but if it is ae icetd, so is the quitor. Allusions the em blemati. ig oace flowers are to be fl~Ela'an jeae a a d others of our poets. I.*al d.-~ma tletk, at home or abroad, to ancient or modern times, we &mdietiees of a dlhepeIeo to afz a r ib ernes to owers. la lobe j htr~W;~~are.Keew "' ! s Nature and Uses of Plaster. The question is often asked among farm - ers, of what use is plaster ? When, where, " and how shall it be used1 ? And I have never heard a satisfactory answer given to Sthem. Nearly every farmer who had made any application of plaster, had found it ser viceable at one time, but without profitable returns at another. No one within my ac quaintanco knows the reason for success or t (failure. Most people found the application to clo i ver attended generally with good results; some found it good sometimes for potatoes: but not a single one could tell, what is plas ter good for? Chemistry solves the question: Plaster is sulphate of lime. To different branches of science it is known by different i names. In the arts it is plaiter; in mine i alogy it is gypsum; in cheemistry it is sul phate of lime. It is sulphuric acid and lime. Sulphuric acid has an affinity for ammonia, and when it finds ammonia, it breaks up its partnership with the lime and combines with the ammonia, forming sulphate of am monia, and this is non-volatile. The lime finds a companion, when deserted by the acid, in carbonic acid, formiag carbonate of lime. Hence it will be seen that when the far mner has ammonia in his soil, put there by himself in manure, or in any other manner, liable to waste, the plaster will fix it there, and in all such cases it can be applied to the ground with profit. The order about stables and manure heaps, is escaping am monia, and the farmer can judiciously use a little plaster in both places, saving the am monia for his land.t Plaster saves to the soil nitrogen, one of the chief mineral elements entering into the growth of plants; ammonia is three parts hydrogen and one part nitrogen. Ammonia escapes from decaying vegetation wherever it is found, and is suspended in the air, and when after a long dry spell , considerable quantities of it have ascended, 1 the first rain brings it to the earth, and if there is a little plaster in the clover field, i the ammonia never rises again. This very study into the use of plaster I shows that the farmer should be a student, i and in some degree a man of science. He must learn that in doctoring his soil some thing else than mineral substances may be needed. He may need organic substances! as well, and to know this is the duty of the farmer. But I trust I have explained the na- t ture and uses of plaster, so that whoever reads may know when its application may ! be serviceable.-[Ohio Farmer. Burton, while traveling on a steamboat, seated himself at a table and called for beef steak. The waiter furnished him with a small strip of that article. Taking it upon his fork, and truning it over, and examining it with one of his peculiar looks, he very ....kald-'Yaa tha ;,o ...k ý. The following statistical items show the value of Cuba: *'Its annual trade is set down at over $170,000,000. In 1862 the production of the island was $306,000,000; taxes pid in, $37,750,000 ; imports, $57, 00,000 : exports, *43.400,000. The rurali wealth waiben eatila4 *dat *3319 : wealth of towns, $170,1000,000; industunal ! and commercial wealth, $774,000,000. The productions in the same year were-spgar, $ ,000,000 ; tobacco, .30,000,000; other items, *37,000,000; total 129,000,000. They have, in Lafayette, Indiana, a "walk on" ordinance, which Is stritly enforced. If a gentleman of leisure, whr has apparent ly no object in view, is seen leag about the street corners, post oCee, eourt yard fence or other public plaa), a pollceman orders him to walk on, s-(aV is kept walk ing until he is induced to something to do, or is walked out of the .y. The number of German rladed monthly in this country is more - v five times greater than in 1864 and N. Nearly one half of the 11,228 emigrant who arrived at the port of New York duri April were of the Teutonic race, the be .leent in Eu rope on which we have to . The Ger mans are doubly valuable aeeessions to our strength for the reason lt y do not stop in our crowded seaboa but pro ceed directly to the distric need de velopement and want me p them. UINDER THE Rosj.-This took its origin from the carnival usak o the Ro -mam, with whom it was an ustom to wear ohaplets of roses o eads at feasts. When they desired 4sMe nMM of at table to go no further, oy w od serve, "remember this is sub resr," i. e.' under the rose, or is weeds, it is sacred, from the very nata s.ual and confidential intercourse. T cus tom of having a rose painted the eating, over the dining table may ha emo from the same source, and have euigitslly ment to remind the guests o the sim of unresrained convivial inte . W the Greeks and Romans theilaeo w also used as the symbol of silenc which gives this proverbial expression sig ASom . TuE Naw CAPTAIN GENER4V O. CUBA. -An exchange thus speaks of t ppoint meat of do Rodas as Capter I J lof Cuba: " , B ifb ý w not be ap pointed to succeed Ge.. for hbe is more of a warrior than a p r. lie was formerly connected wi t yal army in Spain, and is at present t director of the artillery forces of the Pro I Gov ernment. War is his business military life his profession, and who be reaches Cuba we look for the ina 'l n of a campaign against the revoluti sts which will be at eace ative and agmeive. He will be able to plan and diree4 the move ments of his forces, and hist history gives full reason to expect t4e will do the best he can to redeoe the an rebel ,liM and seesre peace for Spain diffi ed.ties which bemst Spain in the agement of a war with Cuba are veri for all1 the natural advantages as with Cubans. The conduct of a cataign in the warm summer months w 11 be ly ex pensive for Spain, for unaeel' soldiers will be swept away by the y fever by regiments, and there is no a l.e, and nothing can be done but ight abandon the contest entirely. The have' looked forward to the summer as of their greatest allies, and they have alon elaimed that if they could eat anti then, they sheuld be se. of a vieervy. Gen. de eda, therefore, eu seken hostilities om saoeout of th , and Spain must snd him all be asks far or submit to the emanda f abans. We look, thebm tore, for mg la under (ea. de Bodes' rub has yet i taken place, for both parties nerve to do their beet for a y and settlement of the whieh **w to long been earried ia in uade cicive manner. A French and an English iron-clad are to race in a friendly way. in order to decide a bet between LoIrd Lyons and Marshal Niel. liradi.h .Jl'lh'n., a Lwy-r- of Now O(r lean., . reCe-rted to haIe ted Gen. Neal )ow for silver plat, t;deno fro his house during the war. hD-n't lut ton IX nx. . to solve to conun drum. We know a wlan who got two black eyes in endeavoring t., find out the differ ence hetween a in.a and woman fighting in the street. A IAu-r-i i. 'R.v 1' u.--As one of the Scottish kings was dying, an attendant heard his last sentence : ."Lord. I restore thee thli kingdom whlr,'with thou didst in trust me. Put me in possession of that whereof the inhabitants all are kings. An editor lhas i-tinguished I etween dif ferent sorts of patronisnm So; e esteem it sweet to die, for (n..'s cuntry : othera re gard it .weetcr to live f,,r on,:e' country ; but most of o; r patriots hold it sweeter to live upon one's country." Anold Dutch acquainance, was elected a member of the Legislarure. said, in his bro ken English style. '\nca 1 vent to the Leck islatur, I toght 1 would find dein all Soli mous derv; but I soon found dere as some as picker fools dere as I ivas." A gentleman was always complaining to his father-in-law of his wife's temper. At last papa-in-law. becoming very wearied of these endless grumblings, and being a bit of a wag, replied, *"well, tmy dear fellow, if I bear of her tormniitiug you any more I shall di.inherit h.er."' TIe hu-band never again comnplaiund. SAVE TE III!:Is.-A cirtain mi'ect lays two tousand eggs, hlut a singl- tomtit will destroy twenty thousand eggs in a year. A swallow devours five hundred and forty-three insects in a day, eggs and all. A sparrow's nest was found to contain ,evcn hundred pairs of the upper wings of the cockchafer, though other food was procuraole in abun dance. So save the birds. I)r. l)uvall, arrested some weeks ago at Janesville, Wisconsin, on the suspicion of having poisioned his wife, was indicted by the Grand Jury, on Tuesday. liofessor Mahla, of Chicago. who examined Mrs. Du vall's stomach, found strychnine in such quantities as to be able to exhibit the sub stance. The fact that Duvall has had four wives, all of whom died -suddenly, has crea ted great exciteuent in Janesville. Of Anna Dickinson, thie Philadelphia Evening Telegram says that in default of a husband upon whom the' vials of her wranf SI . . ir.i - -.- s -. , . than mutual irritation, she is fortunate enough to secure good natured audiences, which pay liberally for the privalege of hear ing these stereotyped diatribes done up in pa*lie instead of in private, and in a style _ttle better that Frau Van Winkle uses in dlnouncing the incorrigible Rip. Io.'Tr KILLL iilr.--tlon will sometimes find in your fields a large black beetle, wearing upon its broad back. rows of the most brilliant golden dots. Know that it is not to be destroyed. According to Dr. Fiteh, the distinguished etemologist, its eggs produce.the corn grub-killer, the most in veterate foe to the cut worms, it hunts them oontintinually, and feeds on nothing else, so long as the supply holds out. When it finds them in plenty, it gorges and surfets itself on them, till so distended that it hardly knows how to stir, for it never does respect' acut worm's desire to be 'let alone." It grasps him in its strong jaws, and despite violent writhing and struggle holds him fast. Plowman spare the bug ! A COSTLY TABLE.--A traveler relates that he saw a table valued at two-hundred thousand dollars. It was less than six feet in diameter, but requined the work of a large number of men for fifteen years. It was ornamented with mosaic work, that is, stones of different colors and shades matched to gether so as to form various pictures. The traveler says: "Upon entering the hall where this kind of work is done, I could not doubt these enormous figures. Suppose, for instance, a thousand of the hardest and most expensive stones that will take on a high pol i ish, to be cut into pieces three-eights of an Sinch thick. There pieces are cut the other i way into small pieces like shoe-pegs, and . where the shading from one color to anothler is sudden, these pegs must not be larger than a nedle. Now the artist cuts and puts these, selected according to their color, so asto give th3 coloring wanted as distinct as though painted. These pieces or pegs must be fitted so closely that lines of separation will not show, and set upon end, side by side, like types. They claim that ten thousand different shades of color are necessary ; and in order to do this kind of work a man must be as skilled in colors and shades as a pan tar, is mrds te.plae the colorer properly, and then be the most accurate of Me chanics, in order to fit the pieces ; and he musthave patience enougnz to aorR on cheep pictures fotr o year, and on a fine one rom ten to twent y .S'-L[Onco a Moujth.~ -A correspondent of the Revue Hlorticole says that not long ago he made a bargain for a rosebush of magnificent growth and full of buds. He waited for the lm to bloom, and expected roses worthy of such a noble plant and of the praises bestowed upon it by the vender but when it bloomed all his hopes were blasted. The flowers were ofa faded hue and he discovered that he had only a middling multiflora, stale colored enough. He therefore resolved to sacrifice it to some experiments which he had in view.His alton-, tion had been directed to the effects of char coal as stated in some English publications. He then covered the earth in the pot, in which the rosebud was, about half an inch deep with pulverised charcoal. Some days' after he was astonished to see the roses, which bloomed of as fine a lively rose color as he could wish. He determined to repeat the experiment, and therefore when the rosebush had done flowering he took off the charcoal and put fresh earth about the roots and waited for the next spring impatiently to see the result of this experiment. When I it bloomed the roses were, as at first, pale 1 and discolored, but by applying the charcoal . as before, they soon assumed their rosy red I color. He then tried the powdered charcoal in large quantities upon petunias, and found that both the white and violet colored flow era were equally sensitive to its action. It always gave great vigor to the red or violet i color of the flowers, and the white petunias became veined with red or violet tints ; the violets became covered with irregular spots of a bluish or almost bla ftinat. Many per sons who admired them thohght they were. choice new varieties from the seedr Yellow flowers appear to be insensible to the inltn- f ence of lcarooal. Itenms of Interest Smith is in the Connecticut Legislature six of him. Gen. J. B. Magruder is in Cincinnati. lie will lecture there on Mexico and Maxi millian. l)r. Wai. Magrudor, ex-Mayor of Wash ington, D. C., died on the 31st nit. The Rev. (Olympia Brown is a descendant of (:en. Putnam, the hero of the wolf story. A negro leased the Jeff. Javis plantation, below Vicksburg, for $10,000 a year. Madame Rachel's case is at last disposed of, and she now goes to prison for fire years. Charles Sumner has sold his house in Washington, to Corcoran, for *65,000 $35,00( more than he paid for it one year ago. Ex-Governor Curtin, our new Minister to Russia, will start for St. Petersburg on June 17th. Two hundred of the fashionable ladies of New York have formed a Maternal Associa tion, and agree to nurse their own children. Summerville, Ga.. was recently startled out of its quiet and and repose by an earth quake. Blacque Bey, the Turkish Minister, and staff, have engaged cottages at the Virginia White Sulphur for the entire season, com mencing June Ist. A fire in Woonsocket, R. I., Tuesday, de stroyed Elliott's mills and a number of workshops. Loss $100,000, with two hun dred persons deprived of employment. Duriung 1868(i the Kentucky State teasury disbursed the following sums: For red foxes, $8,085 50: for gray foxes, $10,400; for wolves, $25; for wild cats *1,612. The great Australian nugget of gold, "Welcome Stranger," found by the des pairing miners of Donolly, netted the find ers 448,000. France has a population of 37.000,000, and its real estate is owned by 6,000,000 of its population. Mrs. Adkins, wife of the Georgia Senator lately murdered, has been arrested for com jplicity in the assassination. The Ballard Star says that a hailstone twenty feet in length, twenty feet in breadth, and twenty inches in thickness has ,fallen near that place. Jacob Belser, the former negro pressman of the Montgomery Mail, is a candidate for Congress in Alabama. Charles Lever says that Americans are pt" :li'wint in gi;pIty, their only idea Sit nbeig intense prosiness. i A Berlin inventor has pateated a bur glar's machine for opening safes, and has been sent to jail for his pains. Since the operation on his eyes in Ger many, Milburn, the blind preacher, begins to see men as trees walking. A Mr. Ford, recently of Kentucky. has mysteriously disappeared from McMian ville, Tenessee, with all his worldly affairs except his wife. who is solicitous to learn of his whereabouts. Patti Caux submitted, a few days ago, to an operation performed by Dr. Nelson, eon sisting of the removal of a small won from the side of her head. The eminent surgeon declined taking any fee, stating he was al ready debtor to "la Diva" for ianunwerble notes. A junior student at the Cornell Univer .ity, in rendering an acoount to his father of his last term's expenses, entered as an item, "Charity $3." His father wrote beet, "'I fear that eharity covers a multitudeeo sins." 1 James Webb, Sr., of Portland, Main. t working before the war for five dollars ana s a half per week, saved regularly one doi-M s of that sam. Five years ago he beat - s shoe shp and tools with one hndred and jfifty dollars of his earnings. He is now !making twenty thousand ladies' shoes per 1 year. The will of the late Dr. James Ru tPhiladelphia, dis,.+ses of a million and the estate, ai:er providi " moderate legacies, goes to the r Library Company, to purcha: a 1 erect a building to be called " R' way Ilranch of the Philadelphia Ldbrary." Bradford, the New York artist, is organ fi;ing a large expedition of artists to the polar seas this summer. and hue secured an s iron steamship at St. Johas, N. F., tr the t purpose. He will follow up Dr. Kane's route and will visit the winter quarters of Sir John Franklin. Madame Ristori has arrived in Paris from the Hague. She will leave for South Amer lea with her company after a fort She wfl lve Buenos Ayres, Montiv a g Su.sa Anuthoay says she has made a leo ture tour through several of the Westera States, without ki~sing one son of Adam who was more than two years old. Now, will Susan tell us whether the i. *.rr otM' owoyear chaps oldn't help themselves- but those who had arrived at the years of discretion may be supposed to have reasons. The grand jury of the Superior Court at Savannah, Ga., on the 24th ult., indicted Mrs. Catherine A. Patterson, a lady whose extreme beauty, graceful manners and intel ligence have been the theme and admiration of all who have met with her, for the mur der of her reputed husband, Dr. James T. Patterson, in May, 1868. A. M. Cllapp, Congresiomal Printer, visi ted Buffalo last wee,and having a dipute with D. S. Bennett, member of Cohgrees from that district, closed the argument by i knockmig the honorable B. down. Forrest, the actor, is now clear Sfancially and every other way, from his divorced wife. It cost him amrly a $100,000 not long ago to settle the matter. Jsas. W. Campbell, of Covington, has made afidavit that he swore falsely before the Grand Jury last December, in order to l procure the indictment of tobaseeao maas.f turers on a charge of violating theve laws. The San Antonio Herald, of the 9th anit says that during the last thirty dqa then is positive evidence that flea e dia I sides killing several persons, have destroy ed and stolen more property thLman dIn any similar per;od sinee the settlement Texas. James in. hatk, formerly of San Antoni, now doing b ,---- -an -___ i forms the Heraldd tha oun y, im- b urantxse in that part oftbe State. h n Wit and Humor. A bad omen-To owe men minrcy Hight of fashion-lalies' hn.r. W hy is flirtation like pil:,ta !, .'.. cause it rubs up the _i o ,us. Solitude-A good platc tew w%,i;. but ;. poor place tew stay. A " smile" that foreteill s~rr, :- tLh , you take in a bar-room. The bachelor has to look out fr :I one-the married man for nur.hli, tw.,. An old lady, hearing somehodl ,- !, mails were very irregular. said : I: :o just so in my youngs day. -1, ft.*t,.: . of 'em." They have at Portland, Me., La ..... ,. a "Widow's Wood Societ v." \VC., ,.. heard of a widow that would.'i d Things 1 don't like to see u! i.. don't like to see more thai twt ., ' in the same family. I don't like to see curls and Il.ci .·i. unless they are obtained honestlyv--Ijr, , a fellow to tell ? I don't like to hear young men -ay t can marry any one they want: it L. ,. there is somethiug wrong in the " .. " story." The papers relate an ancte ; e i • tiful young lady, who had lh,,c,:r,, 't 1,,, having recovered her sight after n~;:'r. Whereupon Smooks wickedly o -,o'r tl: it is no uncommon thing for peopl' - be opened by matrimony. A TOLEI,O paper mention, a y, .; i, there who considers himself in tall . when he has a red flannel trinm ar, a.i neck. An old bachelor, seeing the wRdt -. lies supplied" over the dour ,"f a . - ped in and said he would take a ~f , two children. "Prisoner, you have heard the dn:. fer habitual drukenness: what have vt,u say in your defence ?" , Nothin.i ,..-. your honor, but habitual thirst. " Have you seen my black-faccu .,.., lope ?" inquired the manager of a .n '., . "No, Ihaven't," was the reply. " \'iW did you black-faced aunt elope with " A man once went to an eccentric lawt : to be qualified for some petty office. T ,3 lawyer said to him: "" Hold ul, you, IL .. 1'1 swear you but all creation c,,' ,',: qualify you." " Remember who you are talkiun 1 . saidan indignant parent to a fracti i, "I'm your father, sir!" . W hell, to blame for that?" said young imlp trtain:.w " taint me !" The last case of indolence is that of ;. named John Hole, who was so, lazy ti. writing his own name, he simply u-e. 1 iI letter "J," and then punched a holo tialot'ih: the paper. " How fast they build lhu-u s nio..: it " .i 11. "They began that building last a.each. a.nd now they are putting in the liis'-" ' "Yes," answered his friend, " and next we, k they will put in the liver." The poet Longfellow, at ap ,rty in i3-t,o; asked a French gentlemen, who happeed t be present, why he seemed so sad and ,a.., py at that moment? Towhich the lutt; replied, " ,e very munosh dissatis.fv. ea1 d hear dat m fadere be dead " MrsJones has long hoeu w.atu,,5 t",: . Greenwood Cemetery. and in early Suttlaler she pays to her husband, " You have rey, c yet taken me to Greenwood." "No dear.' he replide; " that's a pleesure I haLte \ t only had in inticipatien." There is no more ludicrous sight tlhi. tfu impressive dignity of a drunkard. Such ; one fell down a flight of stairs in B. il,l,. Falls. Vt., the other night and a I~na, ', fearing him seriously injured, ran to lick him up. But the man majestically st:a - gered to his feet, and in response to the pr,. fered aid, roared out: "Now you jes leiaae 'lone. Wan' no slobberin' aroun' me. I allas come down stairs that way." "Have you ground all the tools right, ;a I told you this morning when I went away :" aid a carpenter to a rather green lad lwhoni _ had taken for an apprentice. "All but the handsaw, sir," was tie prompt reply: "I couldn't get all the gapl, wt that." l" i ael P -0a Lai r 1[rrl a.. a lady friend ho'w of~ ~IA .,!Lorr.t s. a ted. " Let me see; I was eighteen hl*1'. 1 Swas married, and my husband was thirty: a mow he is twice thirty, that is sixty; so ~f Scoarse I am twice eighteen, that is thirty ,a six." "Do you publish matrimonial notices 1: r the subscribers to your paper ?" said a geti Stlemanly-Iooking youth, stepping iiint tlhe ofieeo the other morning. I "Certainly, air." *"Well, m, I'll go and get isaiia,ihl: for I Sgl-me. ass other way of geting ray :,::ie .ia your Paier, mince youe have rejected ;I1 my poetical efusione." Little Freddy, who, thought t:,i,; ~. -.l, enchrs m' ow niato the eary p,,.?. , , nit, hL , nererth, , , strained to hold to the use of su ... forms of filial civility as " Yes, sir,- a. S`"No, air," recently came to the bre ki:.,t. table with olouded brow and a general it. of diseontent, " Have some butt. "Freddy ?" asked hi. father. " No .' , I the shary reply, " No what ?" asked th, f.-i Sther with some emphasis. "N., buatter., answar d the unyielding Fred. Everybody is in the habit ov bhr:, i onJob; and Job did have konsiderabhit,j, pashonce, that's a fac; but did he ever k.e.pm a districk skule for eight dollars a mouth and board rounad, or ran a kountry newisapr.,. jDid he ever reap lodged oats down hill ,,:": hot day, and hey all his gallus buttons hb, of at once? Did be ever her the juuii,, teethache, and be made to tend the hal;y while his wife was over to a tca tparty ! Id he ever get up in the morning, awful dri, and turf it three miles before breaklstt t., get a drink and find that the man kept t,,t. perance house ? Did he ever undertak,, t., milk a kiLekin heifer with a bushy tail i.i ii time, out inm the lot ? Did he ever set ot :e liter or kittes the old rockin chair, with his summer pateloona on ? If he could do all these things, and prase the Lurd at the ame time, all I her to say iz. ", Bully for Jeb."-[Josh Billings. nThe Mantle of divorce infamy, so reci,,,t gy''oed i by ascending Indiana, is not th, St oear lot exclusively. Illinois, es pnoaChicago, has seemed erzul us ui ama.' rep.tatiom in this respect, hbut tie satistis o divorce in Connecticut show thm the Nutmeg State can contest the paln herein with tle Prairie State. During the cast year the divorcee numbered 474, oo more than one-tenth of the number of - j i t wksm i h h e r ii S t t . Dr.~t l