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J, W. EOWEN, Editor.
M'Avthiir, May 8, 1871.
April 10, 1871.
To the Democracy of the State of 0.
At ft meeting of the Democratic
State Central Committee of Ohio, it
vib resolved Unit tho next Demo
cratic Stato Convention' of Ohio bo
held in the city of Columbus, on
Thursday, June 1st, A. D. 1871.
It' wan also rcsolvod Unit tho bnaisi
of reirefie!itation in said Conven
tion bo 'as follows: That each
county in tho Stato bo entitled to
one delegate, and also to one dele
gate for every livo hundred votes
cast for lion. William lloislcy, for
Secretary of State, at the election
held on llio second Tuesday of Oc
tober, A. 1). 1870, and also ono del
egate for every fraction of two
' hundred and fifty votes or over cast
for that gentleman at that time,
which bais of representation will
givo each county in Ohio tho fol
lowing number of delegates in said
Convention :
We omit tho counties except
those composing tho lllh Congres
sional District. Total No. of Dole
gates to which the Stato is entitled
to 497.
Adams 5 (iallia 4
J.vckson 1 Lawronco 1
Vinton 4 Scioto 5
The following are the otliccrs to be
nominated by tho Conveution:
Lieutenant Govornor;
Attorney General
Auditor of Slate;
Treasurer of State;
Supreme Judge;
Member Board of Tubl'ic Works;
Commissioner of Common Schools
In announcing this call wo doom
it not inappropriate to add a word
on tho importance of tho approach
ing Convention. The success of tho
ticket to bo nominated depends, in
a very great degree, upon tho men
to bo put in nomination and the
harmony and unanimity of the
nominations. To this end it is de
ferable and important that every
county alioukl bo fully represented,
and the will of tho pcojtle should be
ascertained and expressed as nearly
as possible. Tho election "will bo
ono of vital importance to tho Stato
and country at largo, and will havo
un important influonco upon the
great contest of 1S72. With a judi
cious selection of candidates and a
harmonious and united effort tho
Democracy can and will redooin tho
Stato from I'adical misrule, find
answor back to tho East, South and
West, tli o glorious news that Ohio is
truoto tho Constitution and Union.
By order of tho Democratic Stuto
Central Committee.
S"Si! mlvurlisumuiil of Ir Ilutls' l'lsicn-
mtry, IkmiIwI Hook for the Jllliun MA ItHIMilC
t;Vllli imulhor column! It should lie run
Thoso who hso Dr. Henry's lioot
and Plant I'ills generally get along
with tho least exponso ot doctor's
bills. Sec advertisement. 13-lt
Go to Strong's for Tobacco.
Criminal Subpoenas, and ovcry
other kiutl of blanks for salo at this
Testimony. Thousands of moth
ers aro constantly opo'iking in ex
ulted terms of commendation of tho
magical effect of Mm Whitcomb's
Syrup for soothing infants teething.
For All' Who Bead.
Wn, etm without liesltntliiii, lncnimnonil AI
DBU'N lll'.Alll 111 II. IV ill IN PI'.lt MH l,IU1 IICHt WO
linvoovui Hiii'ii for tho pii rpotti-s ImIi'ikIimI. Its
(front con vi'ii li'M.'o, pevlivt itiluptnUnii to no
tinny wiiiiIsuikI lMvury low piicu wlllt.m'tulii
ly bring It IiiUmuiiuuiou, if nut iiiilvorwil uao.
Bus ttclvorlimiiiioiit, 12-ly
, A Columbus correspondent
of tho Mercer County Standard
Bays Mr. Vail and ig-ham wi'lbe
a candidate . this lull for the
House of Kcpresentalives in
Montgomery county.
" At Warren, N. If., there has
been a wedding between a gen
tleman aged 81 and a lady of
"Here Lies the American
Farmer Taxed to Death
by Monopolists."
The "Peoples Pictorial Tax
payer," issued Ly Ihe Ameri
can Free Trade League, pre
sents the whole scheme of tar
iff plundering so palpably be
fore the people that "ho who
runs may ' read," and ho who
reads cannot fail to understand.
It is the "Story of the Farmer,"
and each fact is illustrated as
incidents are illustrated in the
other pictorials of the day, and
in this way presents the subject
to the mind and eye of the
reader in such a manner as to
leave a most palpable and -lasting
impression. Here is the
story of a farmer:
"The farmer rises in the
morning, puts on his flannel
shirt, taxed G5 per cent,, his
trousers, taxed (JO per cent.,
his vest taxed taxed GO per
cent., and his overcoat, the
cloth of which U taxed GO per
cent, buttons 40 per cent.,
braid GO per cent., padding 150
per cent.; draws on his boots
taxed 35 per cent.; puts some
coal, taxed GO per cent., in his
stove taxed 55 per cent., with
pipe- taxed 150 per cent., and
cooking utensils, taxed 40 per
cent.; sits down to his break
fast from a plate taxed 45 per
cent., and knife and fork taxed
85 per cent; seasons his food
with salt, taxed 108 per cent.;
reads the Free Trader, tho pa
per of which is taxed 50 per
cent.; ink 35 per cent.; and type
25 per cent.; puts on his hat,
taxed 70 per cent; cannot
smoke an Havana cigar taxed
1 50 per ccut; hitches his horse,
shod with nails taxed 07 per
cent, to a wagon, taxed 45 per
cent., with chains taxed 100 per
cent., and a harness, taxed 35
per .-eut., and goes to the vil
lage store and buys for his
wife, one or more of these ar
ticles a baud kerchief, taxed
35 per cent., a shawl, taxed 200
per cent; a silk dress, taxed GO
per cent., or a woolen one
taxed 100 per cent., a pair of
shoes taxed 35 per cent.; a
piece of of ribbon, taxed GO
per cent,; some hosiery, taxed
75 per cent.; a pair of gloves,
taxed 50 per cent.; a spool of
thread, taxed 73 per cent.; a
paper of needles, taxed 25 per
cent.; or pins 35 percent., an
umbrella, GO 'per cent.; some
rice taxed 82 per cent.; soap
70 per cent,; candles, 40 per
cent.; paiut, 35 per cent.; or
starch 50 per ccut.; purchase
some steel pens, taxed 70 per
cent.; or books 25 per cent.;
jets a oauoc and votes under
tli ',,1,1
taxed 100 per
a Free Trade candi
Congress. He sees
goino; east on steel
nn is taxed 3,000 a mile, in
iron cars taxed 50 per cent.,
drawn by a locomotive taxed
45 per cent.; ho takes a last
look at his tools, taxed from 35
to 150 per cent. The poor
man, sick to death, retires to
his bedroom, the carpet of
which is taxed 80 per cent.,
shade 35 per cent., wall paper
35 per cent., curtains 70 per
cent., window glass 55 per cent.;
lies upon his bed made ot
wood taxed 20 per cent., draws
over him a Hheet taxed 240 per
cent., and this is his end: his
fate is recorded on marble
taxed 70 per cent., and he goes
where there are no tariff, his
tombstone being inscribed,
"Hero Lies the American Far
mer, Taxed to Death by Mo
nopolists." ,
To the Point.
Last Sunday, while Squire
Justice Avas instructing , his
Sabbath School clasc. ho asked:
"What becomes of liars ?" A
dead silence susucd for a few
minutes when a smart littlfl 1
brightened up with the remark,
"I know." "TOl, givo us the
answer?" "TheV are sent down
South at the expense of the
Government to write Ku IClux
ics for the Abolition naners."
was tho triumphant resnonse.
X-r Lisbon Patriot.
Qualifications for Housewives.
Vimt nro "sordid careg?" A French
lady, in a IhUw, having calliid 'attention
to what alio considers tliu deficieiiclua of our
countrywomen, boiuo of tho latter havu
gracefully kiartwd flits rod, wiilltf ono ot
tli eni retortd, lirt'lotter, that "wives of
tlio middle and upptir cIuwwh uHphu to bo
thuir husbands' companions and lntullli;i!nt
friends not household drudges full of sor
did cares." Wo aro indebted to tills writur
for putting succinctly, and In language it
is not easy to mistake, tho views of those
of her box who fool it to be their mission
to elevate, to soothe, and to refine, but who
shrink from what they consider derogatory
forms of unofulnbfs. : We submit, however
that her ingenious implication entirely
begs tho question. The statement was that
domestic arrangements aro faulty in tills
country, that culinary proficiency is want
ing among our womenfolk, and that in
comes are frittered away without adequate
result for lack of tho administrative capac
ity and tochuical skill possessed and prac
tised by their French sisters.
Marriage is n partnership, in which the
members of the firm should each promolo
the common inturost, bringing to it what
capital they can, and UBiug it for the com
mon good. Hoes a complete knowledge of
tho multifarious duties comprised in tho
pliruse "housekeeping" interfero with this?
Are the women of Franco less agreeable
companions, or les3 valuable friends, than
thono of America? Does an unlimited ca-i
pucily for tho production of ill-selected, ill
cooked, and Ill-served dinnors, a devotion
to dowdiness in costume, or a profound ig
norance of marketing, necessarily make a
woman's society pleasant ? The evil and
discomfort arising from tho qualities named
are patent and unmistakable. Most of our
nialo readers havo esperioncod or heard of
litem, and it would be a national solace if
we could be convinced that tho correspond
ing advan tages are equally assured. "The
wealth of America," we are informed by
the authority we havealready quoted, "hap
pily permits" the abnegation of sordid
cares, "except in, a few unfortunato cases,"
and the French critic Is entirely mistaken
in supposing that any of the evils she as
sumes aro due to the shortcomings of tho
American housewife.
The one tiling wanting to this Assurance
is tho endorsement of the American hus
band. Wo invite the evidence of that
worthy representative. Is he satisfied with
his home arrangements ? Does he con
sider that ho, in his station, obtains an ade
quate return for his annual expenditure?
Is It, or is it not, a fact that tho dinners
men have sat down to on the gala dnys 'of
the Chriiitiuas week have been lanientubly
deficient in variety j and that the repast at
one middlo class mansion is so like that of
its neighbors that if the dinner could be
transferred from banquet to banquet be
tween tho courses, ho would find the rou
tine of iiidigestibillly unaltered, mid thai
Lis dinner hud begun, continued, and ended
pretty muuh as if lie had never left his
first seat V If this bo the cuso where means
ore ample, and where the element of cost
Is rarely considered when friends are to be
entertained, what is the everyday story of
households in which the butcher's bill Is a
matter for serious consideration, and where
the weekly expenses must be rigidly kept
down? It is the daily household routine
of the people with small incomes that we
understand 'our French correspondent to be
desirous of ameliorating; and, in spite of
comforting generalities concerning the
wealth of thiscouutry.weare fur from sure
that 1jnorant mismanagement furnishes
as complete an escape from sordid cares
ns her American critic assumes. Same
ness is tho worst charge which can bo
brought against the style of living' in well
appointed wealthy American households
but, as many a struggling clerk and young
tradesman or professional limn could tell,
there aro far greater evils to ho endured
In connection with American housekeeping.
M'uste, not wilful, but stupid and blunder
ing, aggravates half the "genteel" poverty
otio hears of j and this is the more melan
choly from tho fact that thoso guilty of it
ore capable of the purest self-denial, and
do their best according to tholr lights.
Management of Stock.
I. "Saving I" That's the word. ' Tho
whole secret of success in tho management
of a stock of cattle in winter rests with tho
farmer. If ho uses judgment and care in
feeding, his stock will come out in the
spring looking well, and on much loss
fodder than if no consideration had been
used in putting out tho fodder. Farmers
often complulu that their cattle waste thulr
hay, don't.eat it up clean, and leave orts.
Tho fact Is tho farmers themselves
waste it. Tho cattlo aro not to blamo, when
twlco tho quantity of hny Is put before
them that they nood, if they do pick out
tho best; but It is unjust to charge to
dumb animals the faults . the farmer
himself Is guilty of. Bo saving of the
fodder. Do not Btiut tho stock j give them
oil thoy will oat, but no more.
II. Food regularly, and give a good meal
ot a time, We know farmers who ore in
tho habit of throwing in a light sprinkling
of hay before their cattle and horses, when
ever they go into tho barn. As a. conso
quonco thoy are always uneasy and al
ways hungry. If lying down, when for
any cause, the farmer enters the barn for
moment, up they all Jump and begin to
stretch ami hollow for something to eat.
The stock of such a farmer is always poor
and always hungry. The truo system of
feeding Is to feed regularly ami uniformly.
Throe times a day is ofton enough for all
kinds of farm stock j although In very cold
weather it may bo well to feed four times,
and on moderate days, only twice, espo.
dally to sheep.
III. Ia clear days' give stock at least
three hour's sun in the open yards', and! see
that the stablos and tic ups are well lighted.
Nothing is more unfavorable for tho health
and comTort of Wock, than to bo confined
nil day in n. dark, unveulilated t'e up.
When the cattle are in tho yards take the
opportunity to clean up tho tie up, and
litter tho floor with the orts that may have
been left in the crib. At no other time
should they bo removed, t ,
IV. Milch oowg demand and should re
ceive extra care and extra feed. In cold
weather a greater amount df food is needed
to keep up the necessary animal heat, and
where but a Btitiicient amount is given for
this purpose how can an increase of milk Ire
expected Indeed is it not more generally
the case that in winter the yield of milk
diminishes? lint with a little extra pains,
which will be more than ipade up by the
extra flow of milk obtained, this can bo
done. Clood hay, plenty of wator, and a
small quantity daily of some provender,
will be found to pny well. Oil cake meal
can now bo purchased at $4 per hundred,
and we are confident the expenditure of a
few dollars laid out in this, for milcjidows,
would be a good investment. '
V. No farmer should attempt to winter
a stock of cattle who has not a good supply
of water. Stock of oil kinds can get along
on a small allowance of hay, for it run bo
made up in some other form: but nothing
can take tho place of water. It is needed
for the very sustenance of life, and they
cannot bo denied it, or put off with half
enough. See to It, that by somo means,
every animal in your barns and yards, hus
ns much water, daily, as it will drink,
VI. More than all this, and not less im
portant, every auinml has still higher
claims upon man who has dominion over
it. Fond and drink aro necessary, and must
be provided for tho wants of those who
give so much in return butovory creature
has also demands of kiuduessAnd afl'ection
upon his Ueoper. Tho man who feeds his
i.-nttlo but nt the samo time abuses .and
bentri and overloads his oxen- and horses,
and kicUs his cows, is more of a bruto than
Young Fruit Trees.
We esteem fall pluntiugmuch preferable
to spring planting, because .cultivators
havo usually more leisure to plant trees
properly, and there Is not so much danger
from tho treo starting before transplanting
from tho nursery, as in tho hurry of the
spring season. But we find still another
advantage In the selection of fruit trees
which all will do well to noto. Youn
trees aro much better than old ones. We
would never plant out o standard pear
tree over two years old ; nur a dwarf tree
over two years old also. If any ono will
observe the usual method of digging thrco
year old trees from the nursery, they will
llud the roots greatly mutilated, and fully
one-third aro lost when the tree is at hiBt
dug from the ground. To counterbalance
this loss, tho top of tho tree must be cut
lme.k In the same proportion ; and when
this is done there is littlo If any better
stock left than is found In a good two year
old tree.
Where a person has ground in .abund
ance, and cm afford to- wait patiently, wo
would recommend, one year old trees. We
do not lose three per cent, in transplanting
one year old trees, while older ones suffer
fully tVico ns much.
We can then cordially commend The
Fruit (Irumri Creed for setting out young
t rees :
1st. Herauso thev rmt less.
2d. The freight i's li?ht.
lid. It Is easier to prune the head.
4th. They will outgrow larger and older
trees, which have to bo cut bock when
There is not so much gain in planting
big trees. Fight years ago tho writer set
one, two, three, and four year old trees the
same day, and on the same soil, The very
first apples, of course, caine from the four
year old trees ; but they wero few In num
ber, and to day the ono and two-year-old
nro the most vigorous, and have borne ill
the aggregate the most fruit. In setting
a large orchard the ono nnd two-year-old
trees I verily beliovoare the most profitable
Heeling In, Is a favorite process with
some plan furs who purchase their trees In
the fall, heel them lu during tho winter,
and in tho spring aro able to set them out
curlier than they could obtain tho ..am
from any nursorynian.
" Holding in" Is niniply dlgg iglTencb,
sny two feet wido and ono spade deep, and
long enough to hold whatever number
of trees you havo. Commence at one end
of tho trench, luylng your trees iu a slant
iDg position, and cover tho roots well with
earth.'presslng It firmly with your foot.
Then put In another -layer, as before, and
so on till all are " heeled In." Now dig a
trench ono spado deep all around thin bed
of trees, throwing the dirt on tho trees
near tho ground, and over all put a few
inches deep of straw for winter protection,
mm i m m
A young gentleman who Is about to per
petrate an imprudent marriage generally
thinks it right to fortify himself by the
opinions of at least a few of his lintlmato
friends; and the advice Is generally taken
and given without any perceptible smile
appearing on tho countenances of the par
ties to the couferenco. Whenever an aspir
ant to poetical honors Is about to plungo
Into print, bo becomes a nuisance to every
acquaintance who Is supposed to bo capable
of counting tho number of feet la a verse j
and, judging from the quantity of tho mate
rial annually produced, it follows that tho
judgment of these critics, In spite of them,
selves, must either bo lenient to the vergo
of idiocy, or that it must be singularly iu'
sincere j or, finally, which is probably the
closest approximation to the truth, that it
never produces any effect whatever.
A decision has boon rendered In Cincin
nati that whore persons givo local report
ers item for publication which prove to be1
nntrue jmd libelous, the informer Is liable;
Aggrieved persons may briug tholr actions
against the Informer. Instead of the, pit
poxs. .
Young Men for Work.
Not many years since it was
Democratic doctrine to submit
to all the evils, crimes, abuses,
indicrnities, usurpations, out-
rnsres and tyrannies the llennb-
can parly might see fit to in
flict upon the people.
At the. close of the war we
were torn tnat tne only nc:iit
way for Democrats was to sub
mit in eileuce, and the rulers
would soon do better.
The people . submitted in
.nice wrongs were heaped
upon tax-payers rights ot
States and people were ignored
year alter year.
At last tho people went to
work, democrats grew coura-
after long continued
abuse had been heaped upon
those Democracy should de
feud. A few men here and a few
men tucre went to work.
Younc: men
coming upon the
field of life for political battle
saw slavery or liberty before
them, chose to fight for the lat
ter, nnd began the light anew.
"When Democracy retreated
Republicanism advanced.
When liberty fled, tyranny
When oppression was not
resented, it grew bolder and
more oppressive.
"When the people were cow
ards, the reckless adventurers
in power pushed them closer
and closer to the wall of taxa
tion and injustice.
Thus came evils nnd outra
ges like plagues of old; . takina
root wherever the people were
not vigilant.
The people were to blame
for the evils upon them more
to blame than their rulers. For
rulers will always care for
themselves and work for them
selves alone, so long as the
people sit in silence, willing to
he robbed.
At last there comes a change,
In 1808 tho Democrats o:
New York State lifted their
heads and made a bold tight.
They protested againt ad minis
trative wrongs, and, the iks
time in seventeen years, won a
victory by hold defense o
principle, ;md making an ag
gressivo wartarc.
Then other States nnd local
ities took me example and
profited by the lesson till they
too became Democratic. Even
Boston elected a Democratic
Mayor I. .
In New Hampshire, where
for years it has been treason to
whisper Democracy, by work,
pluck, boldness, and the ma
king an aggressive contest, the
Democracy has just won a glo
rious victory. .
Let the contest go on.
Pluck I
Work 1
Organization !
Victory !
Let the young men every
where organize nnd enter bold
ly upon a contest which will,
if successful, ensure them their
rights. If bad men cannot
make good laws, let the peo
ple put their rulers overboard
and elect good men. This ia a
privilege belonging to the p,eo
plo. If they cannot do this by
the ballot, they can by the
They can uso the bayonet to
kill the bayonet.
They must use tho ballot to
save the ballot.
Democracy is moro popular
than it was 1
Republicanism has proven a
miserable failuro I
Laws made not for the pur
pose are not wanted by the
people, and these laws must be
It is for nil who love liberty,
peace prosperity and happiness
to aid iu thi3 great work.
Overboard, ns once, into
Boston harbor went the tea
let it bo so with all the thieves,
loyalists, rubbers, plunderers
and speculators : who havo
thought this government was
their exclusive property. Let
thelcsson bo taught, and taught,
and ever taught, till our aery.
ants, the law-makers of the
land, shall know they are the
creatures of, and amendable to
the people, l ather than lordly
masters, basting a nation in
bondage and vassalage for the
benefit of a few.
Let election day come.
Let other States speak out.
Grant is impeached by the
icople, as he will be before bis
term of office expires by thoso
who have the power in Con
cress. His administration is doomed.
Ilia power is broken.
IIi9 bayonets are no longer
eared. '
His threats pass . by . 1 ike the-
idle, foolish wind.
The beggar on horseback is
ridincr to the devil.
If the people do not, under
hese encouragements, rally to
their own salvation they de
serve to be slaves.
Young men !
Organize 1 The old
is about ended.
Your time is now
coining j
Pomcroy's Democrat.
A Donation Party.
Somewhere iu the Stato there
t i i
is a lresuyterian clergyman
whose nominal salary is four
hundred and fifty dollars a
But as it was six months in
arrears, the conirresration de
termined to give him a dona
tion party to help him along.
It came oil the donation
The entire flock was on hand,
and the presents consisted of
six rolling pins, a pen wiper
ana a quarter ot a peck or
dried apples bix years old.
The minister, of course, bad
to lurmsu refreshments ; and
the company not only devour
ed four hams, three and a half
pounds of sixty cent butter,
and thirteen loaves of bread,
but they ate up two pounds of
sugar, aud alas 1 all the next
winter's preserves.
hi it
10 crown all, tour spoons
were missing, iho clergyman
says he wants to have just ouc
more donation party nnd then
he will close .up his business
anu ucgin me over again
11 r .
champion pauper of the alins
lie is particularly down on
one sister, who jammed herself
full of ham nnd preserves, nnd
enough other sufficient diet to
keep the entire family for nn
entire week, and then laid up
against the wall, pretending to
feel religious, and 'singing.
''There is rest for tho weary."
lie is willing to accept bets
that she will never weary as
long as there is any grub about
that Bister won't.
Ho would like to feed her
for a month on those rolling
pins and the pen wiper just
out of revenge.
General Grant has convened
the United States Senate in ex
tra session for the 10 of May for
the transaction of extraordina
ry business. It has been sug
gested that this may have refer
ence to the consideration of
treaty negotiated with Great
Britain in reference to the
Alabama claims aud other mat
ters embraced in the High Com
mission now sitting at Wash
ington. Wo think it quite as
likely that the San Domingo
job will then be pressed for the
ratification of the Senate.
is true that there has beeu
some sort of an official assur
ance given that General Grant
would not ask its Senatorial
consideration until Congress
should meet again; but that
was probably dono to throw
tho opponents of tho foul in
iquity off their guard aud ren
der them unprepared for an
early 'coup detat' Our ap
prehensions in this matter are
justified by tho duplicity and
sngni rcgaru tor Ins word
which has characterized Grant
when his interests wero in the
slightest degrco affected, and
would bo forwarded by a vio
lation of the laws of truth and
rectitude. v
How Ben Butler Escaped.
the Gallows.
The following anecdote,' i'n
which Daniel Webste? and
Ben. Butler are the central fir.-
ures, ia told by the Albany
Argus :
For several years Butler was'
a blaring democrat. He was ai
delegate to all national conven
tions, and made himself cort
fpicuous by his servile devotion
to the slave-holding interest.
At the trial of D'r. Webster,
Butler attracted some notice,,
and a gentleman who had ineft
him iu conversation and taken!
a strong aversion to him askect
Darnel W cbster if he knew the
man Butler, and what there?
wnsof him. 'T have seen himy
sir," was the reply. "He. ia
what we call a sharp practfott
cr. A pert, pushing lawyer,
superficially educated, with the
impudence ot the devil,, aud st
conscience to match." "Such
a man might bo dangerous. Is
ie likely to attain a msition in
which he can do much mis
chief "No, sir, no danger
of that. He is certain to lxi
hung before ho reaches a posi
tion of that kind."
As a democrat, Ben. Butler
would never have reached a
position in which he could
have become a "dangerous
man. ihe party . knew, birn
too well and despised him too
ncartuy to permit him to do
so. I his Mr. AVebstfti' wrU
knew when he made iho. ve.
mark he did. Ben. Butler's
career as a democrat was play-
eu out when lie so -w.-itit.nnlv
betrayed his constituents in the
Charleston convention of I8G0
a fact of which he was him
self fully conscious. Ik w.-m
only when he became a radical.
tnat lien. liutlcr lrom his posi
tion in the party, became a
dangerous man." Mr. AVeb
ster never conceived it possible
that any party could become so
desperately corrupt and wick
ed as to compel the selection
of its leaders from the men who
"have the impudence of the
devil, and a conscience to
match." Had Mr. Webster
lived till the present day, he
would as old as he ,'was, and as
wise as he fwas, have learned
much that he never knew or
dreamed of before. lie would
have learned that even such a
man as Ben. Butler could be
come the special champion and
mouth piece of an administra
tion in the American house of
representatives. '
A johnny-cake fit for any
body, is made by taking a
rounded teacupful ot good gin
ger, and one of essence of lem
on, and about one-third of a
teacupful of butter, or a piece
the size of a large egg,"melted.
Dissolve one teaspoonful of so
da in a teacup of flour, and
then stir in meal until the bat
ter is quite stiff; turu nil into a
square pie-pan and smooth it
down with a spoon.' Do not
bake too brown.
Tlie following recipe for the
cure of inflamed eyes is given :
"Take a potato, and after quar
tering it, grate tho heart as
fine as possible, and place the
grating betweeu a piece of
cambric muslin. Place tho
muslin over tho eyes inflamed,
and keep it there fifteen min
utes. Continue the operation
three successive nights, and a,
perfect cure ensues." It is
worth trying by those" alllictcd
with sore eyes.
They make wiue in Missouri
out of parsnips. t
A poultry raiser in Califor
nia owns 1(3,000 hens.
There is a man in Mlssoni 1
who bears tho chilly name of
Severe Frost.
A sermon in four words, on'
the vanity of earthly possesion
Shroud have no pookota,

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