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i Yomfl OHIO;!. TljURSMY, MARCH 21, .1867. "T t NUMBER-9:j
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On copy, nix month".
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Our Mrms 'ciJuJ(rJ tVj
be tiibda Jteiotit
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A failuve to tilt ftqtic f ih to discontidn t
tl, close ol Ma Urtii ubrllWd,ftr,iU bftCon-ioV
redncw,nx?-mfntj,grt no ,ppor Mill &;
onilnucd until oftfrl! (Irrenr.i'urt fliftl! be paid.
Pa)iT delWerW Ihroiigl thedmilfloa of pott-
noMn. nnfl. albo. frpe to subHC.nbert
litme iu the county, hoso poutotfice i out of. Hie
libex of ihig tyre; ' or ths ' erAco .bccupieJ fcy
Tn linfl of this tvr;
the tiine, mk-oi'fijiire'J''v ni
k I truisifnC vlrcrtlnnis for
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thre month', uimKed nt the above rates.
V eol'imnt
oo., twoo
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20 110 . JV"00
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EauliadtionartOosl'wV OjiJl nt.V.i'V
Administrator's or ExUtor1 Otiees, (!h-
--. i j.i fu.t nwnto i'ii-.f I'm -Zw
Notice' of runwy,Hii'n'li; W i,,c; d?,u!,:e
Notices ofcJJwlhn,i L MnrrUge iJoUos, accotd'
K.. Noticed IwthB'lueitrcOlumiii P
Official Directory.
Kpr.,entyitive inVonKwM-Br. 6. BtIlT.- " ;
Praliate Judu
A,i;tArW. K F
ELTON. ' .1-1
Kecanler-jyAlUAiN nni.ic.
l'roscuting Attornev ARCH 1 UAID MAIO.
Treanurcr-DAVIO KOUEMAN. -Clerk
of. Coiins-CEORfJE LANTZ. .
8beriB-JUHH J.'JsUCKIiri :;.'--VX ' U1 ' '
-,. - i i'ij- f WIWAM t'LAUK,-,. . . ..,j.,.
Post Offices in Vinton County.
rif trtUrtS.'r To'irmhip, , ' Pot Maxtor.
Brown ;
Clintoa :
J. Wiloox
Hope Furnace' t.
S. Iaminger
Eagle ilU;, ;!a
Molr'ur"" 1j!8
Ner"PljmoiUh ' '9
Byiii'Ui'nnni'h biil!
Vinton Station
- AVilkesviVlo .
Eagle -r
Swan" '
Miles Radohff
I. Reynolds "
Horaos Uedd
Clinton t
Wm." Xaylor.
George Fry
J. G. Will
"business Carj&0.
OtVhritKDobri Etilof the
REPAlWGt done to order. BdrMUSICAL Ilf
CTlfcjreNTS corretUywpaircd.-. '.l 1. :oJ .-
wi-SpectiietoftojSUitaJl eyeii. yj 4;;tl-
jos. j. McDowell, jas. w.i.
B. f. inxot
It. f. -
1. d. Donoi,
iai.Nl itaofia,
B. V. A
fVi VlSS lb'Aneil;W co-prtae whip fof the purpoie
l " - s
aniwith fmpje Acilities for the transact 6 of any
bullrfesertainlng t tegiliiiat BonklnR, we tender
... Mryioes ,to bjliinwa MibUe EperllT.
BOSP.- Money loaned t Feaaonable ,-rate on ao
eeptable paper. Kevemie Htani ps '. ;'y . on. hand
nS for aal Interest paid on tliae-depowt. J
tries can obtain Drnfts at our OtBco.
Persona wiiionr to mmffmvn? -! 7
Fabruary 7,wa7-am t -
I il ,r ; ) .1 it Willi f
..-.i.':l. n,.'i'Li. nf Vinlnn. "Athens.
tjaUu.tn rniliitJKH I -ftlflO. la
, fh. United
durts ofthSouthem District of Ohio.
y , -rritLfcoond blory of Dfvtai Jivuldlng. eg MUi
k-MH hEV- AlitS CfflJriSELlOR ' AT 'UW,
KnuarJt,lVtf tail .J6.1.Ui-H-1. j. l."!(T:n
10 f'.iVJU;JlfciW.--Vi- u
.t...!.-' I -d i ll';
a tn & JBilT'O A Uii I Ui i" If.;;
CHILLI .J i i ' ftoprittor.
ClTUATEB-tn the (amwsart.fT the ;Cty, nd
O nearcsttothe Kail Road Depot.
Iwomnibuwes run to n(t from eTery train:
ijantiaryisetr' '' ' -' '; ; -JOflnr.
THANKFUL for the'liberal putronnge received for
the two paatyeau, he would aay to those desir-
Ing hl profes-ionul eervioes, thathe may always be
toimd at his Office or residence, on Main Street, un
less absent on profefiaonal buaiuesa j ;,
Febmary 28,1807-Jy (. ( ,:
CH Aa pkoWSj Prei 't, D lAN. WILL, Coh.
f rftiioWNco.;
bhiVw'Wti Datcmil Bto'i Stor, Forth
. ' " i'Sid Main Street, ,.,;..;. , -u .,
JlMcAtoltJR, OHIO; :
. . -.rvt ntTtirVECCI .
peal' in Exchange, Goternment Seouri-
tia,took, JJonJs, uoia na dutci, .
i Deposits receivsd. Interest paid on time
deposits.', ., " .' ''' ' , .
Collections made tit all aeoesstble points
in: the United Statesv , : .'! V . '
United States ReTenue 9tamP toT
AH business done on the raoaJKberal terms
and with-the utmost promptness.
February 25,' 1867-ly
Post Offices in Vinton County. Poetry.
,'5 i iwl(inWj told me, dear, : c-i
" ' , ' Thai patience is a Tirtue? ,
' ' I'nij nearly1; out oMt, I Utt, :' -; '
w ; J'To saucylittlc flirt, you. ; '
:, -"j mean to throw your chains' away-
. ' a v.And' Bt some other set on ' "
,j Forgetting that unlucky' day; J' '''
Theday bat first we met oil. '
' M l ' . VI b 1 I.;::! 'li , I ...
l.ttean'to play a bpldier part,,
!.i'Aa (slowly, dear, but sursly,)
' Win baoW th lacerated heart , ,
' iTou thought yourown securely,,
i 1 The toy I lake away from yon
iw Shall bVelsewhere) presented, ,,. , ; ;
.', : ' And still may look as good aa new ,
.) ' ,: , If properly cemented, '.
. ' ' ' '' i i-v : ',') i I
; 1 I'll tend you back A lock of hair,
' ) iThe photograph (untried -
1 It made you, younger than you wr, ' , '
',' As' l'e already hinted. . . '"
-111 aend the letters, eery note-i , ' ('."
. Why, folks would hardly credit ,;.':j
The sprawly, peaky band .you wrpte,
And yet i always read IU..;; - ... -j r
y' i.'.v . ; ::i . i Iri. :'
, 1 1 About the brooches and the rings ,
t: ;;yo'u may as well return them.; ; 7 .
My letters, too, the silly things,
j ' I wish at once to burn them.
. Farewell; but stay, muti contrite
, ,One meeting ere 'we sew;
1 1, I'll call fo-morrow, at five, '
To say "Farewell forew!"
j Chisel In hand stood e, sculptor boy,
! ! With his marble block before him,.
! Ana his eye lit up with a gleam of joy, ,
' "As an ngel dream passed 'er; him, , ,,
! "' tl;..:.: ( ; ; '.
He carted thai dream on a shapelesa stone
' ' Wlthmahya s'hatp incision
That angel dream'.ne had mde his own,
. "; He bad caught" that angel tision. f;
,.(..-. (.,. i-l-i,.'i"!'0;. ' ? V''
Boulptore'of llfe.'aW we ; as' wi stand ;
, '( W iAiorsoula unoarTcdhefore'hs,
i Waiting' (an houj-, mixeol'.(toi'fmBiAii,
If we earre it then ona shapeless stone,
With many a sharp incision
That angel' dreaaishaU be our own
: Our own that angel vision. "'
i6-A fool's heart is in his tongue, but a
wise, pan's tong ue is in his, heart. ;
tr A regular, life is the best philesephy;
a toure tonsoienot the best law. .' '
fgy-Human beings are by nature fighting
anlmafi,.; Jhe teTy babies are up in arms
as ' Soon as they com into the world. ,
ifi"There ''iri " 'ipersons- who -will drown
thems'eive's 10'attempting fo dusk others. "
trlt'lswith word; as. with an arrow;
the arrow once loosed does, not .return to the
toW; nowordto thetUpSt ..vyt-A) h;o.
"tjarWhat is the diffcWnoe'between in ed
tor andp ift?rvne sets' arlloles to rights.
aa,d 1 other writes articles to set.
tfirtJs l&td ha the Indians us busy
collecting 'their ''poll 'tis in the .WssUv They
s,s.ft''oullii:hWoi '''' " a-' .rnli.
! 8"yhe Metholist Church in Albany pro
tests axaiust the mouaVaobe at the sacra
ment (able..-f, 1
iff i.)
"tarSixly million dollars' worth of rags
are innuat ODTerted 9(9 paper in this
' y . ' 1 1" . h in- - ,l I .
..nnU. I
Select Story.
In the year 1792, on the banks of the
Hookhockiog, a few miles above its junc
tion with the Ohio, stood a small stock
ade,theo onoof the frontier posts of the
North-west. Its inmates had been an
Doyed by repeated attacks 1 of Indians;
bn?.tir6teoted by works, add aotnated by
the hardy courage-of their claes, they hail
uniformly repunea tneir assauaats, ire.
quently with ooosidorabla loss. -
Some time' in the month- of October,
Intelligence ' reached the little garrison
that the savages were preparing an ex
pedition against the settlements in great
force. A council was immediately tele1,
and scouts were sent out, with intima
tions to ascertain, if Possible, the num
ber of the enemy and tbe proboble point
of attack. Two of these, MeUloUand
and White, ascended tbe river as tar as
the picturesque promontory now known
as Mount Pleasant, the summit of which
commanded aa extensive vie w of the sur
rounding country. : ;
Here the two scout's took their station
and were not long ia discovering the ob
jects of their search. The smokd of ao
encampment rising tnrougn tne trees do
trayed the presence of their foes, at a
distance muoh more adopted to sorutiny
than to, the safety ot the watohes. Ev
ery day brought fresh acooeeiona to the
warriors, and every new arrival was greet
ed with prolonged and exultant yells.
Such sounds were well oalonlated to ap
pal those to whom they were unfamiliar,
but to our gallant scouts they served,
like martial musio, to string the nerves
and stir the spirits. From early life,
they had lived on the frontier. It was
not likely, therefore, that thej would be
oiroumvented by their foes, or without a
desperate ' struggle fall victims to the
soalping knife.' ; . ' .
' On several occasions, small parttos left
the enoamDment and ascended the hill,
at which time the scouts would, hide in a
cleft of rooks, or oreep among tbe branoh
es of some fallen ' tree, till the danger
was past; For food they depended on
the suddIv in their kuapeaoks, for they
dare not kindle a fire, and the report of
onof the rifles would hove preoipiated
upon them the entire band ot savages.
It had recently raiaed, and a pool of wa
ter among tbe rocks served them for thoir
drink. ! In a few days, however, h di.
aDDeared ! and the alternative was pre-i
sented of finding new supply or aban
doning their undertaking.' . . t
DloClelland vontured to make the . tri
al. ' Carrying his trusty rifle in his hang,
and with two oanteeos strung aoross uis
rhouldors, he carefully desoended to tbe
verge of the prairie, and keepiog wttnin
tbe thioket of hazel which skirted the
hills, directed his course to the river, on
the bank of which he had the . good for
tune to find a gushing spring, from whose
wuten he filled, his canteens, . and : re
turned in safety. . iv!:
The success of the enterprise determ
ined the two friends to have fresh sup
ply of water daily; and the task. of. pro
curing it was to be performed alternately.
The next dajf, when White had filled his
oanteens, he sat for a moment watobing
the limpid element aa it gurgled from
the earth. While thus employed, a
sound of light footsteps eanght bid ear,
and turnine. he Baw a oouple of Squaws
... P . I It !.! .1.- -VJ -f
within a few teet 01 mm, iuo uuct ui
whom immediately gave one of. those far
reaohing whoops peculiar to her raoe.
White at once oomprsnenuea ine pern
of his situation. If the alarm should
reaoh the camp, both him and his com
panion 1 must inevitably perish,, $elfi
preservation prompted the- infliotioo of
coiseless deajh upon the two squaws a
proceeding to which, in ' all' probability,
he felt but slinght repugnance from' anj
scruples of bordet gallantry.' The ' pur
poBe was no sooner iormeu mair oumu
upon.. He sprang on his viotima with
the agility ot a panther, and tightly graa
ped their throats, leaped with them into
the river. .Without difficulty he succeed
ed in thursting tbe head of the elder be
nnath tha water.' where ' shi) speedily be
came insonsible, but the younger made a
tnnter resistance, and durios tne strug
gle, to his g" surprise,. addressed" him
in his own language, though in',' words
soarceJj ; artiouiate. one , miunuou una
that tea yearb before, she had been made
a prisoner by the Indians, who had bra?
tally murdered ner moiaer ana vuioo an
lew before her Iflfc"".',;". ' n -Z
Dutimg the naratlte, f White let go his
praBD udou the iquaw, whose body float
ed where it was not likely to be discov
ered, and thed hastily dueoting the girl
to follow mm, wun wontea , speeu snu
energy he pushed for the bill Tbey
had kcaroe gone a two yards when the
shouts 6f alarm were heatd some distanes
below.' ''Some warriors on ( their, wj te
. .'"'! at. 1 ';.( w. j'."U:i
oamp, had probably reaohed tbe river, as
tbe body of the drowned" squaw floated
past.1 ' White ' and the girl suoceeded in
reaohing the till, whore McUlelland had
remained no indifferent spectator of the
commotion - so suddenly excited. The
Indians bad immediately struok off in
every direction, and a number of thora
before the fugitives oould reach the sum
mit, bad commenced ascending the ao
olivity,' picking their way with caution,
and keeping oonstantly under cover.
Froru'time toime glimpses were caught
ot tneir swarthy tooes, as thsy glided
from tree to tree and rock to rock, till, st
length, if became evident that the base of
the hill was surrounded, and every hope
of escape was cnt off, - v
Nothing was left to the pioneers but
to sell their lives as dearly as possible.
This they resolved to do, advising the
girl to lose no time in making her way
back to the Indians, whom she would
hrve no difficulty in convincing that she
bad escaped from captivity.
"No 1" she immediately ' exclaimed
"death with my own people is a thou
sand times preferable to a longer captiv
ity." ; ::'......
Futther remonstrance was useless, and
the scouts addressed .themselves to pre
pare for vigoroa? resistance. . The only
perceptible 1 access to the hill was by a
narrow causeway, or ''backbone," along
which 1 the savages . were compelled to
pass in single file, though, for tbe most
part under shelter of rooks and trees,
But in passing from cover to oover, each
warrior was obliged to incur a moment's
exposure, and two inches of bis dusky
form was a target sufficient for (he unom
ring rifles of the sooutJ,
' For several hours, tbe outnuufhering
foe was held in ohcok, but a new and un
discovered danger menaced the hardy
woodsocen. l neir cratry enemies were
preparing to assail them In the flank a
movement which might be successfully
accomplished by means of a detaohed
portion of rook which lay adjaoent to
one of the sides of the promontory.
lue brave scouts fully realized tluir des
perate cituation, bnt so. far from being
unnerved by its . hopelessness, tbey felt
their courage emboldened by the idea
that the surety of death was not greater
than the cortainty of vengeance. ; 7
Soon McClelland saw a,dusky figure
preparing to spring from a cover so near
tbe fatal rook that a single bound must
reach it. Everything depended on the
aoourracy of a singlt shot, and, though
less than half a hand's breadth of the
warrior's body was exposed, and that at
a distance of one hundred yards, the un
daunted soout saw it was his only ohance,
and resolved to take it. Coolly raising
his rifle, and aming with the carefulness
of a man who knew that his own, no less
than his adversary's' life, hung on the
result, he drew the trigger ; the hammer
fell, but instead of striking fire the fliot
through some inherent defect, was crushed
to fragments, , .
Though convinoed that tho savage
must gain the rook before he oould ad
just another flint, he set about the task
with oomposure, resolved that his ene
my should derive no advantage from his
remissness. Lrlauoing irom oonoeaiment
he saw the stalwart savage, with every
muscle nerved, prepared to take the leap.
With the- agility of a deer he gave a
bound, but instead of reaohing the rock,
his progress was arrested as though Jy
some mysterious oonvulsion of his limbs
and . body,- and he fell rolling down the
rooky slope, a distance of 50 feet, fie
had evidently received a death shot from
some 'unknown nana; ana , ternoie
shoot from below announced the death
of a favorite warrior.
A few moments sumoed to prove tnai
the 'advrntageao unexpectedly: gained
would be of short duration, for already
another Indian was seen, approaohiog the
oover reoently oconpied by his comrades.
Again the attack in front was resumed
wuu luuieancu uij, iu uugngo .us
fixed attention of both theBOouts, With
tUts ' diversion im his favor, the seoond
warrior prepared to take the leap ersayed
by his predeoesior. . With the spring of
a tiger, the fiaroe and wary savage darted
toward the ooveted rook; out tne same
unseen hand intercepted bin oareer, and
turning a complete somersault in the air,
his body rolled down the declivity to join
his companion. ...
This last mysterious saorifice struok
dismay to the hearts of the' assailants,
who, it being sunset, withdrew to devise
new modes of procedure a respite which
Oaiue PGOoUUBUIJ w m uvwm.d, nv.iimi
they were by the prorogued and nne
anal conniot.
It was now that the abeenoe 6f the girl
was first discovered,; and the pioneers
supposed she hid cither flod through ter
ror to her former cantors, or been killed
in the fight. Bat they were not ! long
kect in suspense, for in a few moments
the object of their conjectures was seen
emeretns irom Deuind tne cover or
rook, carrying a rifle in her hand.' In
the heat of the conflict, she had seen a
warrior fall some fifty yards in advance
of the main body, anJ, crouching in the
undergrowth, she had crept to the spot
unobserved, and secured his rifle and am
munition. Her practiced eye had not
failed to notice the danger to which they
were exposed by the ' proximity of the
rock, aod hers was tha mysterious . band
by which tha two warriors had fillea.
The second Was the .fieroest and most
bloodthirsty of the Shawnees, and it was
he who ten years): previously .murdered
and scalped her mother and sister.' "Tbe
night was dark and cloudy, a oircum
stance'which enabled the scouts, under
the skillful guidance of the intrepid girl,
to elude their enemies and withdraw
from their perilous position. : . ,
After a toilsome march of three days,
the party reaohed tbe stockade in safety.
Their escape deterred tbe Indiaus from,
their contemplated attack, the surpreso
they, had planned being thereby rendered
impracticable. .-,
To be a Woman- The VVatchmon
and Keflector has tbe credit of the fol
lowing! To be a woman, nowadays, ap
pears to be the mobt difficult thing in the
world, -To be a oreature bewigged, ba
powdered, bepuffed, rolled, ooiled, . pad
ded, bagged, stuffed, frizzed, curled, lied,
tortured, strained, dyed, beaded, dotted,
streamed, fringed, trimmed, ruffled, plait
ed, trailed,- jettod, jewelled, frilled,
rogued, jirked, smirked, till tho very
fashion plates hide their diminished beads
is one thing ; to be a humau soul, with
an eternity to live, with other human
souls to help, with aotual working and
suffering, self'-deo'yinp, conquering, learn
lDfr. and ennobling before it, is anotner.
Sunrise, The following pretty des-
oriDtion of sunrise is irom the pen or
Uraoe Hathaway :
4 "
'The man that misses sunrise, looses
the sweetest part of his existence. .;!
love to watch the first tear that glistens
in the opening eye of morning tho st
lent soon the flower's breath the tbril
liogoboir of woodlawn minstrels, to which
the modest brook-ttiokles applause.
These swelling out of tho sweetest of
oreation's matins, seem to pour some glad
and marry tale into delight's ear. as if
the world had dreamed a happy thing,
and now smiled over the telling ot it.'
Ancient Coffins Opened'. The trus
tees of the old Stone iinrial ttround in
Cranston, It. I., have recently removed the
remains of three of their anoestors to
that place; Job Stone (4) his first wife,
Hannah Barnes, and his second wife,
Abigail Foster. The Providence Jour
nal says the bodies were in an entire stato
of preservation. The man had been
buried 107 yoars ; tbe first wite ' 134
years and tne second wue iuo years.
Hannah Barnes, burried in 1715, was a
lttle girl at tho decease of iloger. Will
iams and died when between thirty and
forty years ot age, and yet the skeleton
was as sound and perfeot as if pleansed
and kent in a case : the hair also, braid
ed, wound up on a coil, was as sound and
perfeot as on the day on wmon ens was
aid down to sleep, although one nuna-
red and fifty summers have passed away.
These bodies were ' buried from five and
half to six feet deep, on a small ridge
of land near a branoh of Poobaaset river,
the bottom of the " grave being seme sev
en or eight feet 1 above the level of the
! . 1 3 -1
DraDOD, 1Q ft BSnUJ i
Who arb Happt? Lord, Byrdn
said:', 'The meohanics and wotkungmen
who can maintain their famines are, in
mv opinion, the happiest body of' men.
Poverty is wretohedness,' but even pov
erty )b, perhaps to be preferred to the
heartless- unmeaning dissipation ot nign
order.' Another author tsjs :f .,'1 have
no nrananaitv to envv . any one, least ot
all the rich and the great ; but if I were
disposed to this weakness, the Subjeot of
my envy would be a healthy young' man,
in - full possession of his strength and
faculties, going forth in the morning to
work for bis wife and children, or brings
ing them home nis wages at nignc,
- -IT- '!
A ' Touching Incident. A . young
minister went out to preaob, and oo
served, during his discourse, a lady who
seemed muoh aneoted. Arter meeting
be concluded to pay her a visit, and see
what the ' impressions ot her. mind were
He annroaobed her thus :,.,
Well, madam,-1 see yon was anectea
muoh to.day during preaobmgr
La me,, said the lady, Til tell you.
About six years ago, ' me and my ous
hand moved to this dice, and U. the
oronertv we has was a donkey.; Has
band he died, and me and tho beast were
left alone. At last the beast, died, and
to tell yon the truth,' your voice put me
so muoh in mind 01 tnat dear ouoritter,
thai 1 oouldn't help taking: en an
log hboat It right hi meeting.';:
-7, '-. : I 'M . f- h i ,j
4 cry-
T11 it Yodnu Men. We naturally look
to the young men of the present day as
the hope of the oouetry ; and this is a
correct' view if they are reared-aoder
proper restraints. But unless they are
taught correct principles and a sense of '
their high moral obligation they can
scaroely be looked upon with a hopd for'
tae good of themselves, the State or the
Church. The . din of politioaj strife
the fluttering of the banners the tt un
caring hurrah of political proccfsions
and meetings, aia well as tls alloroments
of the grogshop aod the 'piming table,
are all calculated to lead our ydung.ineu
astray from the paths of virtue and pros,
perity, and turn them adrift on the, sea
of ruin. Is it supposed by such course
thsy will grow up into, virtuous citizens
and le safe guardians ot our cherished -institutions?
Not at all. It may rear
for us wild and reckless : characters, but
never intelligent, virtuous and high-minded
citizens. . rj-..'r; .
, Parents havs , an imperative duty' ia
this mattsr and tbey should guard their "
boys with joalous'care, if theyjplaoe any'
valve upon their usefulness and tbe fur
ture prosperity of their oouptry. Make
your homos pleasant and inviting to yourj
sons, and keep, them 'away from , grog- ; .
Bhope. Let them Ond better pastimes in .
the home circle than can be found at the
street corners or in the chambers of thai
gambler.. Thus ypnr sons may betfome a
blessing fo you ia your old age,' and not ji
ouree ;j6ur grey : hairs with shame nf,
sorrow. , ., '. - - .
'. :..!' '"- ' Vf r fil-,
:!, Feedinq Meal, to 5tock.-tI believe'
there are a few, at least, who feed' fr6m
four to eight quarts of meal a day td obe:'I
boef oreature, til) they feed .from, seventy
to' ten hundred weight of meal to ooe "
beef, and who never slaughter an ordin-'i '
sized beef, that yields, upwards of forty., ,j
pounds of rough tallow. These farmers' "r
feed their meal 'dry. '. This is' a great '
waste. My praotioe in fattening beef and -j. ,
swine, as well as. feeding cows for milk,
has been to pour boiling Wwaler on as
muoh meal as would , not make the ani-
mal's boWels move too freely, at' nighr, '
and in the morning, -when the) mush is "tr
oool, give it to the 00 w or pig. , In oov- , ,.
sriog the meal with boiling water, in this
way, the staroh of the grain il dissolved, H'
and the latent nutritive ptoperties ex- , .
tracted, and the animal receives the en '
tire nutriment of the grain. Exchange. "'
Josh Billings on the Robin
The red breasted robbing ' is a bird '
muchly doted onto by seminary girls and f
poits: ' . .
Uentlemen farmers also encourage tne
robbing booos he ewollereth insex when
he can't get sno or any thing else to eat.
But praotikle farmers and fruit grow-
ists begin to don't Bee it, ? ) J. 1: . T
I was oncst a gentlemen farmut.
I am not as gentle ae(I was.'
I go for real farming; making ay pilav -
Of manoor and raisin things to eat. '
I used to listen for the robbing s mat
ting lay ' nd his evening carol, , but , f. ; ,
found out that he singed only to seduoa . '
fomail robbings, and that where he et ' '
five inaex he et . quarts vf oherries, and
ewtrer, and then pitch, into the meleresl
I found that my fruit prop . agreed too, 1
well with Mr. Bobbingses Crop.
His wobbling! to his fomail friends at
evening didn't pay for bis gobbling ehoica , i
fruit. all day. , . ' , ."
And so,' my friends; when the swete j.
fed-breast gets fat on,,- the, eggspensiva , i
produokt of northern gardens, and fiocka
southward to fill unsentimental pot pies,
I bid him adoo; with; regret.
i t
Some' sixty years ago there lived' on "
the borders of 'civilization a man who '
had an aged infirm and, blind - father. -f
The old man frecjueatly broke the orook-'
ery on which his food wu' served.' His
son's wife complained of it. and the son t
at laBt determined to take a block of wood
and hew out a tray 'or trough, on which'
to feed his father. - Accordingly he took
his ax and went to the forest, followed '
by his little son. He found a poplar that '
looked as if it would suit his purpose, v
and he began to out out a bldok of tha
required size; f Having: swung his ax a
few. moment h, became weary, and hia.
100 said: "."r'" '"''"
'Father, ' what are; you agoing i to-
make?' , , ,
The father replied : 'I am going ' to'
make a'troujh for .'your gtandfatherj to
to ea out of .,
: , The little boy lovea nis' granutainer
very muoh, and supposed all very .kind,,
aod said: ''!i
'I am, so glad, won't it be nice? Fath-'
er, when you get to be; o(d and blind,, I
will make atatmgh for you.,' ,
.The father,' eohscUnoe-Strlolett and
fearine'aorrow for himselfi look 1 tfPf,his:
ax, returned home, and ever after seemed,"
treat his aged pareDt.idn'dIy.'':'";, Ji

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