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The Sully County watchman. (Clifton, Dakota [S.D.]) 1883-1894, August 04, 1883, Image 6

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Oh *rhafcan'tli«-v want a niiclsumnit-r v«tw*,
In tii- (hi-|i ..{ ill.- niiilMiinin»T Npl«-ijl«r»
For the Knt|ir~v 11 it I *hall I pull mt my purer
And ortvr a |»*iinv t« irml lu-rir
Who iir» v f(.r a M.IIJ: wlun Tin- liinls nr»- a wing
a fan.-v
\V..nK I It'll
Hath iin-K^atr'' w..iiilr..us uiul tenl«-r:
Tht* ir«* itre
Ak Ut«*n' Wausf the (Treat Word of thel^rt
That Ix'in in "i- world to l»*in it.
Makt— Qu^cniiK' u«»n! in our*'lv««* in a«voru.
And was out on pur|*.~- to win it.
And iliv tuiuivss winild *uiotln-r us. ouh for thin.
We can cry t- each other. How lovely 1th.
And how Wt-swd it i* to be in it!
Lefr*ul «f the
11 11. .* .1 O..I, t^lt^.l
ties of the river,
In the war ef 1S12 many vessels ran
into the harbor of Portsmouth. In
order to l»e safe from the ravages of
the "bold privateer." several of them
were toweu by Captain Hobbs
lived near St. A1 ban's cove—up the
opposite Poison's wharf. One of the.
vessels, a small French brig, was
wrecketl during the winter following,
of her ninetieth year.
St. Alban's cove at low tide is one
great thatch bed. and skirting the
river-way along we find this coarse
grass growing. Thatch l»eds are con
sidered quite a good property for fann
ers to possess. The beds do not always
belong to the fields or pastures lying
immediately back of them. Parties
IfUht little thiiiK
witli Oieir lealup- superb.
Ami tlf r.iM* ami tin- illlv an- ltiiiUi!^.
Am! wild. Im|*)v 111.-, without hiiidmii.-.- or curb.
Throiii:!' 11»«* wiMxllniHliNcrf«-|iiiii.'a"il^'uailui|
Th«- i-iovi-r i purple. tin- uir i lik- im*ul.
With miui tw.-Hj-'fl tl'"in tiiv .j.ul.-ul \v«i|
And over the |a*turv-*Mt** tt«Knlln(f.
Every note fc» atuue, every br^at- i# boon:
TV pr**m fiioutrh t«» l»* living
Why fuiuiilc for phrn-c ".VnifWnt June
H«-r liiati-lilf--^ nfital is trivtn*
Why ii«.t t.. thf tutisif mid pii-turiug citn«».
And juM with tin- uiamlot marvel git iluiub
From small lakes in the town of
Wakelield. New Hampshire, this of woml pilel on the p,int. ready to l»e
river starts for the distant sea. For
manv miles it leads a prosaic, every
day life, carrying mills of various
kinds, dammed here am' (here only
to escapeaud dash wildly on for a lit
tle space, destined to be captured and
subjected to gates again.
Tne northern portion of the river is
generally called me cannon Falls I Just below
out some, versed in Indian lore, call recently leen
it the Newicliawanock. At South Earth and stones were carted out and
Berwick the river plunges over its dumped upon the Hats for rods on
last dam. turns its last turbin or over- each side of the river, then piles were
shot wheel, and hastens n to answer driven, and a draw made in the mid
Ocean's call, at the harbor, ten miles die of the bridge. Men interested in
within sight of its sparkling waters,
sings of its
Soft hnntnt. jr^Men brown.
Where the
water of the broad ocean, bears ships bridges form*.
on its bosom, dashes against cliffs on'
foreign coasts and I wonder if each
little tide-wave, as it rolls up on our
have told of the beau- gundalow busines htoked on askance
lov»* to rattle down.
And In,p-r. one by on-
noet, reared while the draw was being built. The
tho Nw Ham wh
I have often thought how the water Maine are wedded way up and. down
of our river mingles with the briny
tju riv(.r bv sucl,
shore, tells of far awav lands and of up as far as High point on oiu
mvsteries under the sea.
\Vhat a pleasant thought to people
"who follow the sea." that the same
water that is bearing them to a dis
tant jwrt mav flow into their river
some day anil murmur news of them
to the mossy banks they loved so well.
Indies with gnsat success. Once family. The young men of the neigh
while coming from the coast of North borhood, remembering how a ladder
Carolina laden with corn and tar. he riding calmed the domestic waters ofi
bark. Trie captain rushed into the fringing the river, and succeeded in
cabin to save his trunk, containing finding a large hornet's nest built
the papers of his ship. When he jn a bush. Thev marked the
came on deck the water was fast till- snot, and waited for coming
igg the schooner. He was dragged Not long after this, Hodge made
by the collar of his shirt into the
after he sailed from North Carolina death, he concluded to retire. Eager-
fre(luently mv»
In September, or often later,
thatch is cut. Nearly every
soft that the men have to carry the
thatch out on poles to the shore* On
some beds the thatch is cut at low tide,
then a strong line, wound with thatch,
is carried around the bed and fastened
to a stake a one side. When the tidr
This process is called
1 V,,
W hen a child I used to wander by
tlie riverside, and watch the lampreys.
They would fasten to a rock by their
mouths, and cling most tenaciously. I
Imv,-. l,y .tint of Imnl wihi a sindUnk n7iV«in«!nto"he
Mirk, ma.!.' tliMi, let p, t|„. th™ the Mail,,- It elisU-nw
''asU'V iuvestigate their
mouths. 1 heir teeth are set very much
like the teeth in an old-fashioned corn
Once I found a h#rse-shoe, or king's
crab. I grablwd him by his tail. He
made a mighty effort to escape, but
took him out. thatch roots and all.
was run down by an English bark off a citizen living in the northern part ready to help those who were willing
Cape Ann. He signaled the bark to of the town, decided to administer to help themselves. For many kindly
bear away, but it paid no heed to his some punishment to Hodge. Wishing d^ds his memory will he kept green
signal, and passed over the schooner to be original in their mode of clias-1 lwarts of those who knew him.
amid-shins. The crew jumped for the tisment. they hunted the thickets'^11
but he did not come. Soon they got lv the young men waited for the re-! Bee-keepers as well as bees are busy
news of this topsail schooner that was suit of his retiring. Soon, with
run down and sunk off Caje Ann. agonizing yell, lie hurst through the white clover is now in its prime. The
They had n«» news of the crew, and window, surrounded by a crowd of honev flow has not
-been abundant up
the captain's family gave him up for enraged hornets. He sped like
lost. After several months he reached mad over the banks for tlie river. The rain, followed by drying winds. If it
home, starting from Liverjjool on the tide was out. and the channel was was good corn weather, it would 1M:
first vessel
for the states. He well over on the New Hampshire side, suitable for the secretion of honey.
'*id lost his vessel and his cargo. He He plunged ankle deep through tlie The nights must be hot during white
*aid "My luck has turned. I shall soft mud on the fiats, and final! v dis
never sail again." He tried tor*1- appeared into the water. Tradition
cover damages from the owners of the says it was a fine piece of acting, and
bark, but the courts decided against that the elocution was wonderful,
him. The little hair trunk, studded that the orotund quality was good]
with brass nails, which was saved the action of the diaphragm perfect,
from the sinking ship, is in the pos- and the gestures energetic. 1 do not
session of the captain's eldest daugli- know whether this lesson improved
ter. an old ladv. now on the tresliold his disposition or not. but it sobered abundance in front of a new hive after
him quicker than usual.
Once, leveral years ago, a party of
six. all cousins, went down by the
river one summer afternoon. While
walking up "under shore." we diseov-
majority fr'nUnl! The girls voted to
"go, and Ae
solemn craft.
is so
his movements. Als».s! His movements steered for Madam's cove. \Vh»Mi we
were feeble, and he soon passed to the1 wen- almost in, Sam yelled. "Let go."
"land of the leal." Thus ended my John hesitated, and we run high and
first lesson in natural history. dry on the stony shore. The girls
Not far below St. Albnseove, three scrambled out. while Sam expostula-
xrints make out into the river. Pine,, led witli John.
and High, are the names
bv which they are distinguished.
High point is quite a promontory.
Once I drove for a mile or more
through the woods, across
"Plains. and came out on
loint. It was in July, and the cool
reeze which came floating1 off the
rivet' very grateful to me. I
sat among the fragrant bayWrrv ami
sweet fern bushes.
Glossy checker- ^ors
ljerry a nd trailing patridge villus nest-' shiy
i let! at my feet, l'all pines were wliis-
my reet. 1
all pi
pering over my head, and the supple
branches of the young hemlocks
growing on the steep hanks of the
]oint were swaving lazily in the
breeze. As I looked oil' on the river
», Mt It 4 lt1 *1 V V #«V 1 "I
I lllv I 1 I V I I
Mrs. A. l». T. uttng. e- I thought the point suitably named.
(ne spring since, during a search for
I the sliy trailing arbutus. I again visit- Harrow windows, and the door facing
the point. I missed the gj-owth south. The famHy who
back, and found much brush in the
wheel path but the mystery was
solved when I found one hundred cords
sent ofl" by gundalows to the brick
vards on the Cobheco. My bavberry
bushes and sweet ferns hat) been
ruthlessly crushed and I did not
want to see the rubish lying there,
after the wood was taken away.
Every thing was so sweet and clean
when I was there liefore.
the darkness After much wandering. generation.
,n,l*s', ,nud.
soa. c*
Hobbs owned a top^il schooner, and come home in a pot-valiant condition,
he made many voyages to the West and spend his valor on his defenceless
When spnngeaine the owners had all On the Maine side a little north of «)*ve the falls, around a bend in the
that was worth saving taken out, and the bridge, many A'ears ago, lived an 1'iver, a large, comfortable looking
the hulk was left to bleach and decay old man by the name of Hodge. He
in Piseataqua's waters. Captain was wont to go to the village and
Just below our landing- place, on
the banks of the river, is a little plot
more °f land called, seventy-five years ago.
tlie the "Knot." Here evening after
High Pining, in the summer, the young
people met. ^luch courting was done,
and many matches made. Au old
gentleman told me how "our girls
and the Roliertses and all the lieigh-
was a
journey to the village and
r»ark just in time to see the masts of came home in an uproarious state.
his schooner sinking out of sight into The signal was given. The nest with
the seething waters.
the English ship was
declared that he would not put them bedroom window, and carefully placed
into port but carried them to Liver- the nest in Hedge's bed. After the ite jlonthly.
pool. Captain Hobb's family were old feller had freed his mind, and
expecting him home in a short time frightened his timid wife almost to
The captain of its livelv occupants was captured, and
very curt, and one reformer glided through the low »ts Giver, it was like a clod pas
1 not put them bedroom window, and carefully placed
went up to release the
The mast was a stake
fastened into the bottom, with many
kinds of nails driven across, up
and down, crooked and straight, but
the mast seemed firm. The sail was
i'.lxmt as big as a hay cap. and had the
crsick apart, and we did not want to
bail water. John was to tend the
sheet, and Sam was tiller. When we
started out down the river, the wind
was "dead ahead, so we beat down
by Stonv point, opjnisite the little
river on
]ikf. a ha„d
of gold":
carried him home, tied a stringto him.
drove a stakn in the ditch near a spring
ttro\ e a staKn in the ditch near a spring, wind. The old boat sailed beautifully. the bees found they could not enter,
uxui .abttiied him Lucre and watched John held on, as usual, and Sam |liwy liung in a ffffff*? t-hir
go over to the Kiiot. and
lt«%nor two, talking, singing,
having a good time. Then the
boys would wait on the
this point a bridge has and short kersev towels.tabf,
built across the river. ^«»ths ,n Ms an.l OsanA herrmg-botie
hut ever after I knew her. she was
cripple and confined to the house. I
visited them once when a
child, with my mother. A low p«»sted
bedstead stood in one corner of
the room with an orange and blue
woolen quilt over it. The room was
sheathed with boa wis painted red.
homU as these
who freighted up antf down the river,
side, and anchored in the channel. He
concluded to stay on board the craft
over night. The rest of the crew went
ashore. In the night a stiff south-east
wind sprung up, and it was as dark as
Erebus. The man was awakened by
a quivering motion of the boat. He
hastened out of the "cuddy," and
found his boat was sinking. He sprang
overboard, and swam for the show in
One autumn many vears ago, amau earthen jars on a dresser. I whisper
succeeded in finding the road, and Above Madam's cove are the falls,
reached his home altout daybreak. Here the waters rush wildlv over
The pmdalow was loaded deep with rough rocks. Gundalows to'get up
The wind made such a loaded have to wait until the tide is
"out slapped water and full. When the tide turns, the wa-
girls home.
In the winter, the young folks met
here to coast. When one was minus
a sled lie took a lioard. Some of those
board voyages ended disastrously. Be
low the Knot a few rods stmnl an old
house with an immense chimuev,
lived there were very old when I
knew them, a brother and two sisters,
all unmarried. One sister had mar
ried a stevedore, and lived ut Ports
mouth but her husband died, then
she came home and lived many years.
Finally she died. The eldest sister
living used to go out spinning and
weaving, when she was young. I
have si en coppers colored, and white,
and blue and white checked coverlets
of her weaving, and manv dimity,
kettles were standing on the hearth.
Old-fashioned kitchen chairs and
small square tables were all the furni
ture in the room. I saw some little
ed and asked mother what they were.
Betsey overheard me. and said.
"'Iliey are sa!t-]»ots. They were
Dolley's. They came from over the
sea." The quaint old people lived
their alone, happy with cheir cats and
hens, until the brother fell and broke
his hip. and shortlv after was found
dead in his feed, Hie sisters did not
live many years. After they passed
away, the house was torn down, and
the cellar alone remains to the next
ter runs witli great force. A littly
house, nestled Itehind a crescent shap
ed hill, comes in view. Here, a score
of years or more ago, lived one of our
town's best men. He was respected
and honored bv the people. He was
ever governed bv principle. Impulse
He was already
minor voice.
dguig to
childhood, while trudging to
school over the dusty highway, I of
ten met him, cantering along on his
chestnut horse. He always lnnved and
said "Good-morning," so pleasantly
that it made a ray of sunshine for me
all day. When disease fell upon him
anxious inquiries )Missed from lip to
lip but the answers were ever sad,
when the great spirit had return-
sun at noon-tide.—Gran-
T«,we. Pv
from "early morn till dewy eve," for
to date June li») owing to so much
clover bloom, or the honey How will
be meager. Bees are swarming and
are more than making a living, but
they are not as rich as they are some
times at this season of the year. If
the flow was continuous, bees would
wax fat and be covered with tiny
scales ef wax. which would be seen in
a swarm had recently been hived. But
such is not the c:ise this year.
Many more jxmnds of honey can
secured by the free use of an ex
tractor than if comb honey is the ob
ject. Especially is this true when
ered a forlorn-looking loat fastened there is only now and then a good
by a rope to a rock. At once Sam day. An extractor is a desideratum
proposed that we have a sail. John. in every apairv, although Ave prefer
who was no Hailor.^lemurred, but the to produce comb. Many colonies that
would not produce a pound of comb I" i .i i i
honey would yield consi.U-ral.le ex-1 tli»t »l»l "wiit-re l»
appearance of one that had been used others aver that it saves time and
There has been considerable discus
sion among bee-keejers as to the
proiier time when honev should be
"swung." Some claim that it should
be sealed, and well ripened, wliih
ajMiraleu to ttie propc
consistency. A prominent apiarist of
this state, who runs his liees for ex
traded hone}' only, tiers up his hives
until the season closes liefore extract
This extracting business is not al
ways smooth sailing. A lady once
ed and shone toltl the writer that a neighboring bee
Just above Cow keejier bi*»ught his machine to their
cove we tacket, and the sheet shifted. house and extracted their honey.
Sam said, "Let go but John held on I When he was through, everything
bravely. The boat tip|ed so that the'the house was sticky the kitchen
water came in over the side. Screams floor was covered with wax and pro
from girls seemed to bring John to a polis, and the bees cross as hornets
realizing sense of his behavior, and he when the honey was brought in, they
let go the string. The boat righted, "came also." The key-holes in the
and we went up the river liefore the doors had to be stopped, and when
door-knobs. She emphatically do
clared that she had enough of it to
last her her lifetime. Wh tr
if I picket! up the disli rag
there were bees on it, and I
r«»t stung, or if I touched the
of the dipper or the broom it
was the same thing. Whew! But
the funniest part of it was when my
old man drew on his boots in the
morning the day after extracting. He
over a chair with a yell like an In-
are driven from the combs with smoke
from a bellows smoker and the re
mainder brushed off with a feather or
asparagus tops as tliev are taken out.
and their places filled with empty
comb. Others have a similar
A Pretty Love Story.
outside. The tools necessary are un
capping knives, an extractor, and an
uncapping can. This can has a wire of Shrews-jury,
strainer part way down, and is a Springfield, th
great convenience, for the honey
drains through into the can below,
which is drawn off through a gate
Some l»ee-keepers have a box with
folding covers, which has two han
dles or shafts, before and lehind.
so that it can be borne by
two persons in carrying in
the honey to be extracted.
This box is filled with empty comb
and carried to a hive, when the In-es Upham, Esq.. son of the Rev. Charles
Uphatn. the witch hisotrian, and the
Rev. C. B. Rice. The committee of
arrangements were Messrs. George
carrying combs, fitted on to a wheel
barrow, and those who extract on a
small scale have a tin bucket with a
cover, suitable for carrying five Lang- lean-to and gabled roof. It stands to
stroth frames. day midway between Pine and Col-
A very sharp knife is necessary to lins streets, near the old Tapley carpet
remove the cappings so that the comb factory. The timlters are of oak and
may be marred as little as possible, the rafters of hewn saplings. The
Honev can lie extracted from combs roof is lioarded lenglitwi.se. and a
containing brood, but it is seldom mammoth chimney occupies the
done. If the brood is uneap|R*d the center of the house. With tlie excep
machine has to be turned gently, or tion of a modern addition in the roar,
When white clover honey is ex-
traded neatly and kept by
itself it is
one of the purest sweets known.
I pers
gestion. When Mrs. L. L. Langstroth the IMKIV of Goody Nurse was laid
was thought to be dying with con
sumption she commenced taking pure
honey, a tea-spoonful at a time, as
often as possible. She recovered and
lived ten years, dying of some other
disease. "Eat thou honey liecause it
is good."—MRS. L.
rie Farmer.
July 24.—Maggie
Suiniuerfieid and her sister were bal
let dancers at Mrs. John Drew's Arch
street theatre fifteen years ago. Both
gained great reputations as dancers.
Maggie was always a favorite, and
both girls were respected for
their many virtues, and their
was a young man "whose father
Sanitary Management of Vessels.
the British' mwlTr-.l *, i't °i
in Philadelphia were nu- William Toune, and is described as a
Among Maggie's admirers woman of lovely Christain character,
was the senior memler of a prominent First church at Salem. She was the
ffrni of manufacturers of chandeliers mother of eight children, four sons.
and gas fixtures of this city.
He paid
her constant attention ami it became ocution had reached the alotted three,
known that the young ieople were en- score and ten, and was in the full
gaged to be married. The young man's enjoyment of a beautiful old age.
family objected to the match because Her case was a peculiarly cruel one,
Miss 'Summcrfield was a
14 a 811111
tary management of Atlantic steam
the want of proper precaution on
emigrant vessels from which a large
annual sacrifice of life resulted.
IK'lled to incn*ase the pay of ship sur-1 |lul
geons that the American government i
introduce in parliament in 'S4. a bill
dealing with the subjects mentioned
and amend the shipping act.
Colonel P. 1). Curtis writes the
New York Tribune that he has "tried
all kinds of exjieriineiit in killing
Canada thistles. Seeding heavily
with clover and mowing it, isoneo'f
the best. The poorest way to kill
Mr. Mariscal, the new Mexican
Minister to England, is a poet of some
distinction in iiis owu country. He
was for some time stationed at Wash
i»*» or in2 *«irm village—
inn.' You see the bees had clustered Most of the company were The meeting adjourned to meet at the
inside, near the top, and as he pushed lineal descendants of Mrs. Nurse, same place July 19, 1884.—Boston
it on he brushed them down into it. They cnibtved representatives of the Advertiser.
and as they got pinched they stung Miles family of Worehester, the}
lively.'1 Tapleys an
id Putnnms of I).\nvers. the!
The extracting should be done in a Hayes family of Farmington. N. H. the'
building off by itself, or in a tent in- Putnams of Lyrn, the Price family of
accessible to the lees. The building Dan vers, the Newhalls of Pealxdy,
should have a revolving window, so the Browns of Lynn, a branch of the
that the bees inside could be turned Chase family of Philedelphia, the
Tapley. S Walter Nourse. and Edward
Hutchinson, and they executed their
task well. As a first reunion of the
family, the affair was very successful.
The old homestead is a two and a half
story mansion, with old-fashioned
it will be thrown out. We do not thehouse is appearently unchanged smaller steins, 'leaving^onlv" two or
want "grub juice" in our honey, so in appearance since the date of its at most three, of the stronger ones to
we let these combs alone. It is not erection, about the year HWO, and the hill, and never knew an instance
necessary to strain the honev unless stands as it stKHI in the dark days of where tiie result was not larger tubers
the operator desires it, though we 1(592. when its mistress, denounced as and frequently a heavier total crop,
always do, as all bits of comb rise to a witch bv Ann Putnam. Abigail' TI... i
Paris, was dragged forth from its bos-
is one of the best known remedies for of that vear, and lodged in thecustodv *f
coughs and colds, a lx*m for con-'of Lieut, lngei-soll. South of the The/iTera weaker yards,
sumption and persons of weak tli- house, but a short distance from it.
the little family burving ground le- i
in Prai­
Nurse was the daughter of
KEBEKAH M'RSE. and a*,
*attiering of ihe DeHreudmiia of the Rice, of lanvers Centre (Salem vill-
Tribute to Her .memory. he said that the nearest connection lie
A notable family gathering was had with Rebekah Nurse was in being
was held in Salem village esterday,
at the ancient homestead of Relek »h Samuel Parts, and he felt as though
Nurse, on Pine street, in Taplevville,
hundred per-
Ianvers. Nearly two hundred
is always complaining of the rheu-j sons were prese'it to pay tribute to
matisni. and being so stifT that he can i the memory of the pious C'hristain
liardly _move, but when iiis fxt went 'woman, who yielded her life a martyr w. r. i. pnain. r.sn,. 1
down into that boot he jumped clear
to the jealous hate of her unscrupulous I ical address, and other remarks were
neighbors in the awful delusion of made by representitives of the family,
Wiggin family of Providence, the'
Needhaius of iVabody. the Maynards
the Evans family of
Forlies familv of
.... iv...,*-
R. I., and Salem. The vougest rep
resenta'ive was Ernest Nourse of I^ex
ington. aged 1 year, and the oldest,
David Nourse of Westlniro. aged N.\
Among outside friends and connect
ions were Dr. Henry Wheatland,
of the Essex institute, William P.
pious and a devout member of the soluble/'
four daughters, and at her ex-'
«"d her accusers and judges
The young man argued with them, entlv suffered manv compunctions of|
but the family stood firm, and their conscience after their condemnation
decision was irrevocable. They be- .of her. The warrant against her,
lieved his passion to be but a passing chagirng her "with witchcraft, was!
fancy that might bcdisjjelled by travel, issued March £5. MW2. and she was
The disconsolate voting man was sent arrested and passed parliamentary ex-1
to China, but before starting on his animation March 24. ltil2. She firmly
enforced journey he saw his sweet- -asserted her innM'ence, saying. "lean
heart anu they exchanged vows of py l»efore my eternal Father I am
coiistanly. The lover sjent fifteen innocent, and God will clear my in
years in China and made a fortune of
#100,000. A month ago Miss Summer
field concluded her season with the
Kiralfv Brothers and came to Phila
delphia to spend the summer. Her
faithful lover returned to Philadel
phia last week and married Miss Sum
merfield. and they are now at the sea
moved the presiding justice to. saw
Here is never a one in the assembly
i but desires it, but if you be guilty
pray God discover you. As a sam
ple of the ridieiilous character of the
evidence against her, Goodman Ken
ney is recorded as testifying that since
he had been in the court room with
the prisoner, he had been seized twice
t,...,,,... j,,!-. i ,• remanded to the juil, she was again
tiTl. ,7^2,!'
brought liefore Judges Haihorii and
nnon P«wu I I terminer, and after a long trial, the thing it was paper money and
«!, n ,lTh...li I «r which was tak. i, .l,.w„ l.v i drfn weigh Hindi."
bt rlaui, of the board of tiaih
i the Rev Samuel iris "in chai ic
asked him to appoint a committee to •. that raked in about K*MHHI in 11.,
....«» ... i- i iters, she was acquitted. 1 his unex-1 ",ul aoout *j. OUII three or
mi i clunior aiiuinir tin* Tlit* tli** LfuiiiotiMi.
iey commented strongly upon
let slip a lMirtion of the }risfner's tes-
testified against
making no answer, the jury went out
and came in with tlie verdict of guilty.
Afterward there was a reprieve by
the governor,' but, at the solicitation
of "certain friends,this was with
drawn. and
erons. h\er iittle broken joint jr,.,ieral court ordered that the sum of
nakes a new thistle and starts
bed. Hence the Jess thev
ed the better, unless the ground is
plowed so frequently that they can
not grow at ul, and this extra labor
is so out of joint with one's inclina
tion that it is seldom done.
noeenev which pious exlamation theehuck-a-luck—' "Chuek-a-luck
interioscd Zimmerman. "Yes I
should say so. Why, I knew a fel
low who would bring out his chuek
a-luck and sweat-board every time we
had a ten minutes' rest on a march.
oil know we used to have a ten
minutes' rest in every hour on a long
march. Well, this fellow would play
her, when she
a a s 1 1 1
l.«. ii used to come among us. I he lurv ""nt wno u\tu wnc'i*e I tint, and had
sum t'w-otl tln» pvnMi^ vo
rz TI that the prisoner should l«*t ^very cent, and want!,! to
ChamUriain ref.lied he intended to ',,ul
the 19th of July, lti'.i?,
GtKidy Nurse suffered martydom on
(Sallows hill in Salem, probably at a
place now known as "Witch square."
The province rendered tardy repar
tion, in 17U, when the giv.it and
lie pi
to the seven heirs
Nurse, who suffered.''
?bek tli
called the company to order, and
historical paper was read by Miss Kate
Nourse, of Salem. The Rev. B. B.
a lineal descendant of the Rev.
he would like a chance to hit her }M*I
secutcrs to-day. He said that no COII»
nection could be traced between the
witches of MW2 and the bible witches.
W. P. Uphain. Esq.. made an histor-
For the Farmer.
Soaking corn from ten to twenty
four hours liefore feeding, is said to
increase its digestibility.
A pint of white hellebore mixed
l\ s'fted
Westhoro, and branches of the Jsourse ^'"iMand as a forage crop, aiuf are
family of Arlington. Berlin, Boston, ^"^'dered one of the lest green feeds
Lexington. Tx-minster, Woonsocket, jtoJ*11,1mlate milk production.
Williams. M,,vy I^vvis. ,„„1 ,, "^. '.'"I'LiT'!.'.
of tht-Rev. Saniuep
Remove the seed shoota of the rhu
barb plant as fast as they appear.
Allowing them to mature greatly
weakens the plant, which shows it
self in subsequent vears bv the slender
Do not allow the plant to be robbed
of l»oth food and moisture by worth
less weeds, and more of them can be
destroyed in one dav. when they are
small, than ten after thev are well
rooted and cover the ground.
Dr. Maxwell T. Master writes the
New York Tribune, that he has often
seen the experiment tried of thinning
potato tops, by pulling out all the
pitable protection on the 24th of March i, Vf
neath an unmarkett mound. The' The Kansas State Board of Agrieul
unknown. but
precise sjn»t
within the inclosure are the graves of
her son-in-law, John Tarbell. who
died in 1715 at the age of t't.'i, and of
his son Jonathan, who died in 171N,
at the age of 2(5. There are other'
ancient, moss-covered stones, whose
inscriptions have become wlioly:
illegible. The Nurse farm originally
comprised over three hundred acres'
of land in Salem village, which were
conveyed to Francis Nurse, the bus-1
band of Rebekah, by Townsend
Bishop, who received them as part of
a {frant from the town of Salem.
The Boston American Cultivator
recommends the use of salt on the
manure heaps "both.for Summer and
Winter. In warm weather it attracts
moisture and keeps the manure from
fire-fanging or burning from exces
sive fermenation. In Winter it keeps
the heap from freezing solid, and at
any season it makes the manure
made a pleasant address, in which
coal ashes, will
kill 1 he current worm if scattered
over the bushes.
Cabbages are grown in some
Pans green should be used more
sparingly on squashes, cucumliers and
melons than on potatoes. A teaspoon
ful is sufficient for a pail of water.
Pennsylvania is to have a State ex
rimental farm, the appropriation
or the purj»ose having passed both
houses and been signed by the Gov
the average,
rage this year has considerably
increased, but the aggregate yield
b«ve issued a ]Hiinphlet on Kali­
sas: Its Resources and Capabilities,
Its Position. Dimensions and Topo
graphy." It is full of valuable infor
mation for those seeking homes or in
vestments in the West, and is printed
in English, German, Sweedish and
Danish. A copy will be sent free to
any address desired.
Army Gambling.
From the I'itihlnir^ Ii«patcii.
"It was during the was that I learn
ed poker." said Uiwrence Cook of the
Union Depot last night.
"Yes." said Officer Ziuimer, "that's
where 1 learned it." rj..
And then the two started off into
reminiscences of the days of the war.
"We used to have big pots, 1 tell vou,
then. We wouldn't get paid some
times for months, and when we did
get our money it added zest to the
card playing to make the stakes big.
I've won'£5oo to ftoo in
day or two,
and lost it again as fast. And then
time we stopped. V ou'd see the
amazed condition. Being, m°a gathering around like a lot of
molasses. Well,
a drop
?lr' knew that man to make $1,(500
"f i»ar.-h. It wa* a mighty
"^es. said Cook, "I had a friend
verdict caused an immediate ',,UV ^'.vs on a man--li. and he played
the jury with having "Kut then then* were lots of fel
rpi timony wiieu two of her fellow nrison*!lllu11: ''Just after 1 lutd i*e-enlistel
'bat lost, too, added Ziturner-
had got iiart of the bounty mou
se persons givej^y uud back pay. and was waiting
me now' They )*'T11 veteran furlough, a friend of
niine who lived whei*e did sin I
again met and came in. when Thomas re-«Milisted, t«w», got to playing poker.
and she I borr.»w^a.-. from me. I wou.dn't loan
Many tributes were paid at yester-| up until the sides slope just like the
day's gathering to the witch's mem
ory. and the sum of was raised
toward the erection of a suitable
monumcMt in the little family burial
ground, while a further was
pledged as soon as the subscription
was raised |MMI. Then? was a basket
lunch soon after 1 o'clock, and a meet
ing was held in the afternoon, at
which Mr. Aaron Noam,
it to him, but he got it some
The next morning lie had $500 the
next evening he hadn't a cent. That's
the way it went. But the time when
the boys liked to play the best W LS
during tlie ten minutes' rest on the
A correspondent of
e tells how he had succeeded in
the Cincinnati
keeping clover hay in stack "Make
gin*! long ricks, widening all the way
fi'i.m the ground to as high as vou
want to build. Then fill the center
rafters of a house. Tli« rick can bo
roofed oyer, like shingling a house,
by U'ginning at the eaves, with old
hay, straw, corn-fodder, or by fresh
ly-cut timothy. When the rick has
been carefully widened from the
ground up to the eaves, and then
carefully coverel over in the manner
mentioned, clover hay will keep nice
ly lor any length of time."

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