Democrat and sentinel. (Ebensburg, Pa.) 1853-1866, January 13, 1854, Image 1

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From the American Union.
FISLHX jonxsoN.
Bright things of earth can never die.
Although they often fade;
For beauty and her attributes .
Were by God, deathless made.
And though the twilight fades away,
Froin out a summer's sky:
"Yet silvery stars with light divine;
Adorn the dome on high."
m Sweet, gentle, kind and loving words.
Although but spoke in jest,
God knowa are deeply stored within
The glad receiver's breast;
Like childhood's sweet and simple rhymes,
Deep in the heart they lie
Yes, words of kindness and of love,
Are things that never die.
Childhood, too, can never die.
For fragment of the past.
Float ever on our memory.
As long as life shall last:
And many happy scenes gone by,
Again break on our view,.
And iu the visions which they bring,"
We secin to livo anew.
Sweet, gentle fancies never die
They always leave behind.
Some well beloved legacy ' r
Stored deep within the mind: '
Some happy thought, or pleasant dream
Which, though they may pass by, -
Yet leavo an impress on the heart, "
That thev cau never die.
L afts anb lutcbrs.
Touching- Reminiscence of Washington.
The revolution was over. Fight "years' con
flict had ceased, and the warriors were now to
separate for ever, turning their weapons into
plough -shares, and their camps ' into workshops.
The spectacle, though a sublime and glorious one,
was yet attended with sorrowful feelings: for,
alas ! in the remains of that gallant army of pa
triotic soldiers now about to disband without
pay, ithout support, stalked poverty and dis--ctuse.
The country had not the means to be
The details of the condition of many of the offi
cers and soldiers of that period, according to his
tory and oral tradition, were melancholy in the
extreme. Possessing no means of patrimonial
inheritance to fall back upon thrown out of
even the perilous support of the soldier at the
commencement of winter, and hardly fit for any
other duty than that of the camp their situation j
au better be imagined than described.
A single instance, as a sample of the situation
-of many of the officers, as related of ; the conduct
ot Baron Steuben, may not be amiss. , When the
main body of the army was disbanded at New- .
burgh, and the vetcrau soldiers were bidding a
j-arting farewell to each other. Lieut. Col. Coch
ran, an aged soldier at the New Ilampshire line,
remarked with tears in his eves as he shook
'hands with the baron :
"For myself I-could siand it; but my wife :
and daughters arc in the garret of that wretched
tavern, and I have no means of removing them."
" Come, come," said the baron, .." don't give
way thus. I will fay my respects to Mrs. Coch
ran and her. daughters." ; . ,
When the good old soldier lef them, their coun-
t. narui with gratitude for he left
there all he had.
In one of the Rhode Island regiments were sev
eral companies of black troops, who had served
through the whole war, and their bravery and
-discipline were unsurpassed. The baron obser
ved one of these poor negroes on the wharf at
Newburgh, apparently in great distress. -
- What is the matter, brother soldier ?"
44 Why, Master Baron, I want a dollar to- get
koays ith, now the Congress has no further use
.lor me."
The Baron was absent for a few moments, and
hen returned with a silver dollar, which he had
Arrowed. ; ; 1 . i . :
"There, it's all I could get. 'Take it."
The negro received it with joy, hailed a stoop
?rhtie.h was passing down the river to New York,
nd as he reached the deck, took off his hat and
saFd - ,
44 God bless you. Master Baron t" .
The are only single illustrations of the army
At the 'close of the war. Indeed, Washington
Lad, this view at the close of his farewell address
to the army at Rocky 1 1 ill, in November, 1793.
44 And being now about to conclude these his last
public orders, to take his ultimate leave in ai&iort
time of the military character and to bid a final
Adieu to the armies he has so long had the honor
to command, he can only again oCer, ia their 'be
half, his recommendations to their country, and
,his prayer to the God of armies. -44
May ample justice be done them here, and
may the choicest of heaven's favors, both here
and hereafter, attend those who, under djvina
auspices, hare secured innumerable blessings for
44 With thew wishes and this benediction, th
j Commandw-in-Chief i? about .to retire from ser
' vice. The curtain of separation' will soon' be
i drawn, and the military scenes to him will be
closed forever '
closed lorever. . . . ,,
The closing of. the u military scene
I am
about to relate:'," .1 . ,
New York had been occupied by .Washington
on the 25th of November. A few days after
wards, he notified the President of; Congress,
which body was then in session at Annapolis, in
Marj'land, that as the war was now closed, he
should consider it his duty to proceed thence and
surrender to that body the commission which he
had received from them seven years !eforc.
The morning of the 5th of December, 1783,
was a sad and heavy one to the remnant of the
American army in the city of Xew York. . The
noon of that day was to witness the farewell of
Washington, he was to bid adieu to his military
comrades forever. The officers ' who had been
with him in solemn council, the privates who had
fought and bled in the 44 heavy fight," under his
orders, Were to hear his commands no longer.
The manly form and dignified countenance of the
44 great captain" was henceforth to livo in their
memories. '
As the hour of noon approached, the whole gar
rison, at the requesj of Washington himself, was
put in motion, and marched down Broad-street
to Francis' tavern, his head-quarters. lie wish
ed to take leave of private soldiers alike with offi
cers, and bid theru all adieu. His favorite light
infantry were drawn up in line facing inwards,
through Pearl street, at the foot of Whitehall,
where a barge was in readiness to convey him
to Powell's Hook.
Within the dining room of the tavern were
gathered the generals and field-officers to take
their farewell.
Assembled there were Knox, Greene, Clinton,
i Steuben, Gates and others.'who had served with
him faithfully in the : 44 tented field ;" but . alas !
where were others that had entered the war with
him seven years before ? Their boues crumbled
iu the soil from Canada to Georgia. Montgome
ry had yielded up Lis life at" Quebec, Weoster fell
at Danbury, Woodhull "was barbarously mur
dered while a prisoner at the battle on Long Isl
and, and Mercer fell mortally wounded at Prince
ton ; the brave and chivalric Laurens, aficr.elus
p'aying the most heroic courage in the trenches
of Yorktown, died in a trifling skirmi.,h iu South
Carolina ; the brave hut eccentric Lee was no
longer living, and Putnam, like a helpless child
was stretched upon the bed of sickness. Indeed,
the battle-field and time had thinned the ranks
which entered with him on the conflict of Inde
pendenco. Washington entered the room the hour of
.separation had come. As he raised his eye and
glanced on the feces of tho.c assembled, a tear
coursed down his cheek, and his voice was trem
ulous as he saluted them. Ner- was he alone.
Men, 44 albeit unused to the melting mood," stood
arounel him, who?c hands uplifted to cover tUcir
brows, told that the tears which they jn vain at
tempted to conceal, bosptkc the anguish thej'
could not hide.
After a moment's conversation. Washington
called for a glass of wine. It was brought to
him. .Turning to the officers, he thus addres
sed them : ,
44 With a heart full of love and gratitude. I
now take my final leave of you, and I most de- j
j voutly wish your latter days may be as prosper- j
i ous and happy as your former ones have been j
glorious and honorable. He then raided tlie glass j
I to his lips, and added, ' I cannot come to each j
! of you to take my h ave, but shall be obliged to '
you if each of you will take me by the hand.','
General Knox, who stood nearest, burst into
andadvanced, incapable of utterance. Wash
ington grasped him by the hand, and embraced
him. The officers came up., successively, aud
took an allectionate leave. ,o words were spo-;
ken, but all was the 44 jsilent elegance of tears." j
What were mere words at such a scene ? : No
thing. It was the feeling of the heart thrilling
though unspoken. . .. , . ,,,
When theJast officer had embraced him, Washr
ington left the room, followetl by , his comradci,
and passed through the line of light infantry.
His steps was slow and measured, his head un-
-nA tonr flowing thick and fast, as he
looked from side to side at the veiciu.u .
he now bade adieu forever. Shortlyan event oc
curretl more touching than all the rest. A gi
gantic soldier who had stood by his side at Tren
ton, stepped forth from the ranks, and extended
his hand.
44 Farewell, my beloveel General, Farewell." a,
Washington grasped his hand, in convulsive
emotion, in both of his. All discipline was now
at an end. The officers could not restrain the
men as they rushed forward to take Washington
by the hand, and the violent sobs aud tears of
the soldiers told how deeply engraved upon their
affections was the love of their commander.
At length Washington reached the barge at
Whitehall, and entered it. At the first stroke of
the oars he rose, and turning to the companions
of his glory,'by waving his hat, bade them a si
lent adieu. Their answer was only in tears ; and
the officers and men, with glistening eyes, watch
ed the receding boat till the form of their noble
commander was lost sight of in the distance.
.V. Y, Jour, of Com. - . ,
Ridiculous Claim ca the U. States,
It is announced from "Washington City, as a
matter of importance, , that & claim has been
brought before tho Mixed Commission at London
for the two millions and a half of bond;, issued by
the Stte of Florida, previous to its admission in
to the Union as a State. There is probably no
doubt that tho English bond holders will jrcs3
their claim on the Commission, and just as little
doubt that they will be disallowed. . The United
State has no more to do . with them bonds than
it has with th debt of any otherof tha States!
' Intemperance in tlie Cities. '
The country has been surprised at the statis
tics of rum selling in New York, and j et the pro
gress of the evil in that city, is but a type, of its
progress in every large city in 'which a free scope
is given lo the mischievous traffic ami its allure
ments. If Baltimore does not present as doleful
a picture,' it is because the evil has' not yet ob
tained as mature a growth as it has in New York.
If Philadelphia does not present as large a propor
tion of drinking houses, it is because the free li
liccnse system with which she is cursed, has not
been in operation quite long enough to complete
its natural and inevitable results. Both the lat
ter cities are in a fair way to catchup to New
Y'ork in this infamous and destructive business,
appalling as the statistics of New York are in that
. The report of the County Treasurer, by whom
the licenses are granted, shows that there are
now nineteen hundred and sixty-five taverns in
the city and surrounding districts of Philadel
phia. These are licensed ones how many pla
ces are there besides, where liquor is sold with
out a license?. The license-d taverns arc in the
proportion of one to every forty-one taxables !
Who would have credited it, if the fact had been
asserted without the verification which the Coun
ty Treasurer's report furnishes 1 Yet it is offi
cial and reliable ; though it has taken the com
munity by surprise, and awakened alarm at the
fearful progress of thin monster vice. We will
not attempt to estimate the amount of losses sus
tained, expenses entailed, aud ruin engendered
by this multitude of drunkard-making depots ;
nor will we attempt to depict their blighting ef
fect upon the health, morals, energy, and happi
ness of the communities in which they are loca
ted. A sorry and dismal picture indeed do they
present, aud one from which the lover of his spe
cies will recoil with horror.
The rapidity with which intemperance has
grown up in our cities, and the magnitude which
it has reached, have not' been realized by sober
people. While they have slumbered, the enemy
has gained upon them incalculably ; the perni
cious habit of drinking even to excess, has be- 1
come fashionable ; and as a fashionable habit, it
is at this mennent the greatest blight that ever
cursed our country for, like the canker-worm,
it is eating put its very vitals. To attempt to
conceal this fact is worse than idle it is crimi
nal. Intemperance in the cities. ' fashionkLIe and
brazen-faced as it has le;ome,iiie-rits the atten
tion of our statcsmeu, no less than that of the
philanthropists. Something should be done to
arrest its fearful ravages no one will gainsay
that, but what shall that something be '.'i Shall
another apneal be made to the sympathy and in
fluence of association' to the elofpucuce and force
of persuasion or to the more potent weaj.on of
legislative enactment ? The two former have
been tried served their puq?osc for a time, but
have well nigh exhausted their virtue. Theiat
ler remains to be tried. It is in process of trial
iu two or three of the States ; and the people of
at least four of the other States among which
arc New Y'ork, Pennsylvania, and Maryland, have
arisen iu their might lo stay the evil by the pow
er of the law avl its ministers.' We should not
be surprised tohearthata prohibitory law had t
been passed in either of these States. The pro- f
ject will be presented and discussed in the I-egi- j
laturc cf each of the three "States during the pre
sent winter, and, as is now supposed,' with a fair j
prospect of s-ieress. 5i-o.'s Weakly' s ' ' j
I '!Dont Recognize Eer She's a Work- j
': 1 ing Girl P !
Such was the exclamation of a pert young niisst j
dressed in silks and fine linens, as she brushed j
by an old school day acquaintance, compelled to
labor dilligently to support hcrSe-lf and kind moth- i
er. We happened to be close at ' hand and fur- j
ihcrmorc, possess a slight knowledge of the per- j
nous in question. Thus informed, we were as-j
tonisheel at the remark, and with difficulty, re
strained an expression which the heart dictated
at that moment. ., . , .
The author of the language' which heads this i
sketch, is by no means wealthy; on the contrary, j
her mother, ( for she is a half orphan, ) an indus
trious' worthy lady, has a means of obtaining a
l. ;liich we will not particularize; suffice
it to say, it is honorable.
allowed her own way iu life, and by association
has acquired habits which we must despise in a-
ny individual. The affects to he what she is not;
she flirts with the ease and grace of an adept.and i
treats hearts as idle baubles, fit only for sportive
fancies. She scorns poverty, and turns up her
natal organ at the poor working girl, as unwor
thy .of recognition by her ladyship. She visits con
certs and public places to attract attention, and
to gain this enviable notoriety, resorts to certain
devices which always succeed. She is, in fact
44 an airish young woman " to use a homely
phrase and deserves to be censured moat ,6evcrcl j
or her conduct.
The poor working girl, whom she would not
recognize, is likewise, half orphaned, .and, ' by-
force of eircumst-ances, labors ten hours daily, to
support herself and mother., She passes our. of
fice daily, on her way to and from her work, and
always seems to be happy and contented. She
is not ashamed to acknowledge her condition in
life, and never feels half so merry as when at
her engagements. She is ; a r dutiful and loving
daughter, affectionate and generous to her co-laborers,
and generally respected by them. She
is, in short, a high minded, intelligent and ' res
pectable working girl than whom, not one can
bo found more worthy the appro"btion of her as
sociates. And yet, she is not recognizee! by
" Miss Impudence, " because she's & working
girl. " We would rather have that working ; girl
for a companion through life, than our would-be-greatlndy
a da;VTho eee U to belored ihe
ketch !
drawn from imagination. It is a true scene from
agination. It is a ti
every day life. Mbauy Transcript.
The Virtue of Ventriloquism.
-An ncident occurred in the liotel of one of the
picturesque marine villages which skirt Lake
Poncjiartrain, on a certain occasion last summer,
that effectually served to dispel tlie listless cnuui
too prevalent in such case. Amoug the guests
there for the time being was one Michael Murphy,
an eccentric, good natured soul, from what used
to bc par excellence, the land of potatoes, but
which may now be called the potato-less land.
He hid been on a 44sprec" in the city, and went
over b'h lake to dispel the fumes of his debauch
and take salt baths aud soda water at the same
AH this became known to a who
paid a flying visit to tho place, and who had such
command orer his vencc that he could make it do
anything, from the squeaking of a pig under the
gate, to the tinging of a mocking bird. Believ
ing that Michael was just about that time in an
impressable state, in a reformatory mood, he
thought he would, through the medium of his
art, endeavor to efTect a change in his morals.
With this view, he booked his name for a bed in
the Same ro4m with Michael, and about twelve
o'clock at nkD'ht that hour when the supersti
tious mind is so fraught with terror he 44 pitch
ed his voice" outside tlie door, saying in a kind
of trombone tone : '
: 44 Michael Murphy ! Michael Murphy ! are vou I
asleep?" ; ' : '
44 Who's tht ?" said Michael, much Startled
at the sepulckral tone in which the query was
put, and the time of putting it.
44 Ask me not, but answer," said the ventrilo
quist, still continuing his ghost-like accent.
4 Well, what have you got to say ?" said Mi- j
shael. . ' ' 1
- 44 Much of what I want you to taks notice,"
said the 'ventriloquist, or rather the Tentrilo-I
quist's voice.
, 44 Oh, clear ofT." said Michael, 44 or else I'll give
you tay."
44 Better you had continued to take tea, than
to break the pledge as you have done," said the
voice outside the door. :'
44 What in all this noise about V said the ven
triloquist, speaking from the bed.
- 44 Sonic dirty blackguard that's outide the 1
door- there,1" said Michael,- 4 interfering with
what's none of -his business.' ' '
. 'i Why don't you drive him from it ?" said tlie
ventriloquist, speaking from the ltd.
" I wish he'd dare," said the voice of th ven
triloquist outside the door. ,:
4IHlet you see I dare," said Michael jump
ing up, seizing his history, and hurriedly open
ing the door, ready on tight to knock down an
.' Give it to him," said the ventriloquist from
the bed." '
' - 44 1 believe it's the old boy himself as in it,"
said Michael, 44 for I don't sec a sowl here."
44 It's very mysterious," said the ventriloquist
lrom the bed. - '
44 I wonder," said Michael, "if there" any evil
spirits in this country." .-, ' r
I don't know," said 'the ventriloquist, 44 but
other H be detested. This is no fancy
they say the ghosts of departed Indians hauut tion," replied Mr. Adolphus Browu, the phrcnol
the place." ' ' ogist, with a great flourish of words.
- Oh. that's no Indian ghost," said Michael, 44 Jehu ! du tell 1" ejaculated Jonathan, starting
for k spoke as good Knglish as I do myself." back in astonishment. 44 Then you ain't Mioter
' 4 And a little better, Michael.' paid the voice, 1 Brown, the old fernolopy cuss, hrij ?"
as it Proceeded from one standine hv his wde. I 44 I am Mr. Brown. ir, the phrenologist."
' 44 Och !" said Michael. 44 what are vou. at all.
at ail V' "
Ne , evil tpirit but your guardian gonitis,"
&aid the voice.; ; ; - ' - ...
!t 4 A . mertal queer genius you are,'.' . said Mi
chael, . ihat heard and net seen."
. Get into bed, then," said the voice, 44 1 have
..something to say to, you."
. You wemt do anything bad to me ?"aid Michael-
, - ; ;i
. 44 Nothing," said the voice. . i
Honor bright ?','. .-. v . .
. ,44 Honor bright, ".said the. voice.. 44 You know
you have been a hard liver ?.", .
44 That's a fact," said Michael.. . ,
44 You broke tho plctlgc," again said the voice.
. .-".Thrue asprayckin," was Michael's answer.
4 did other bad tbiE-" 4-:J u '
44 More than I could ever keep tally of," said
JMiebael." , . ..
. 44 Then you will pledge yourself to me that
yon will change your mode ol life ?" said the
44 I'll do anything you ask me," paid Michael.
44 Then, you promise never to drink a drop
aain,'' said the voiee.
,,44Not so much as would bathe a wren's bill,"
said Michael.
44 Then I'm -off," said the voice, 44 but remem
ber, if ever you attempt to break it. 111 be pres-1
ent, and punish you through life."
44 Who is that with whom you are holding con
versation V said the ventriloquist, speaking from
the bed, in his natural voice.
44 Nobody at all," said Michael, 44 ban-in' some
mighty polite, invisible gentleman that seems to
take an interest in my welfare.".
. 44 Oh, you are dreaming, said tlie ventrilo
quist,'.' continuing to speak in propt ia persona.
. ,.44 Faith it's like a . dream, sure enough," said
Michael. -
The next morning a friend asked Michael to
take his bitters. He consented, hut just as he
trtnk the irlaic lr Th'c Viand tha vnico nf ihn vn -
- ..... i t-j uin . . , - . v.w v. - j
truoquist, who was present, was neara aoove nis
head, in the air, crying out: .... ...
44 Touch it jiot, Michael Murphy remember
your promise I" j -: ' ' : -' -
r It was enouch Michael would not taste it
"The pleasure of wine with you. Mr. Mar-
phy," stud a gentleman at the dinatr table,
44 With pleasure, sir," said Michael, but just
t at that moment a voice was heard to sue from
j a corner of the room. It was that of the vcntril-
exjuist, who sat by his side, uttering hi aduieaii-
tions. , .... .
Thus matters went on for a wee k, till Michael
was then and forever made a teetotaller of. '
lie now industriously minds his own bu.-Jness, i which is fed by hand. . :
enjoys good health, and prospers. In regard to Still there is a question in rtgard to the length
the circumstances under which he became a tec- j of tlUlC during which the calf t-hould I permit
totaller, he says he never liad the pleasure of see- i ted to draw from the teats. If three months be
ing his best friend. j allowe-d, the cow will not b likely to culve ia
" season iu the followiiij!: year aud the calf Mill
UOing a rarenOiOglSX. .
44 You say you have made the subject your eon-
slant study for the last six years ?" interrogated j Fight or ten weeks will be long enough lor tho
a little gentleman of Mr. Adolphus Brown the j calf to suck its mother. In the meantime let it
"man of burn," who was sojourning in the j learn to eat fine hay in the yen, ai.d a little oats
quiet town of S -. 'giving glorious evidence and India meal. " Tlu's it wiil do if it is placed
of the irrefragable trutlis of great science, by lee- in a clean trough by tlie sida of the -pen. When
tures and explanations, public and private. one calf has learned to eat meal, the others will
44 1 may say, sir," replied Mr. Brown, 44 that I imitate him al an early- ate ay tour weeks
have devoted more time to this profession, than Calvc. ftre ulor wcal;L.j CI1 finc bar and
any other subject that ever engaged my atten
tion. There was a numerous assemblage of persons
in the little office, some wailing to be examined,
some for the purpose, of investigation, and others
from mere curiosity to see this singular individ
ual, who couhl fatliom the mysterious depths of
human character, by gently passing his digitals
over their astouialied craniums. The little gen
tleman proceeded :
44 Nothing could gratify me more, than to sec
the science thoroughly tested." . .- .
44 Then you have not had the pleasure of atten
ding any of the lectures ?" said Mr. Brown.
44 Oh, yes, sir ; but you know there is a possi
bility that characters of individuals may be arri
ved at by physiognomic or physiological ober
v at ions or by scanning" the dress, maimer and
general appearance of the person. Mr. Fowler
has, on different occasions, consetited to make
public examinations while blind folded."
44 He lias, sir ; aud the result has invariably
prove-d, to every honest mind, the incontcstible
truths of this great science."
At this juncture of proeeedi:igs, both the spea
ker and the listeners were suddenly aware of the ;
fact that the door of the little office was being
ojened, and more-over, that a real Jonathan was
alnmt to intrude hi inquisitive se-If into Uic pre
sence of the learned disciple of Spurzheim.
lie was habited in a mortal 44 long-tailed blue,"
beneath which a pair of rusty cowhides peeped
forth in all their puritanic glory. On his head
of dirty red locks, sat a most antique bell-crown
ed hat pitched jauutiugly to one m!v, while the j
Jonathan wreathed m a sunsmnc of smile,
a suusmnc ol smile, no
sooner opened the door than he bawled out at the ,
top of his voice, regardless cf all present.
44 Feel a feller's pumpkin, here, Mister?"
44 Sir!" acrcely ejaculated the thoroughly dis
gusted professor.
"I. say yeou feel raound amoust a feller's
squash hiseoevanut, OU know, said Jonathan, j
removing ms encraoie nav, ..g
head with his fist, by way ot elucidating ms iu- j
terrogatious 44 to see w hether he's got any sense
iu himT hey ?" .'"- .'
44 1 can manipulate the exterior surface ef the
i capital member, to ascertain the peculiar charac
I teristic qualities of the j-crfion under examiua-
t " Oh, yeou be
ill? Can examine a feller's
head, hey for the Jji'jpiT7u-y
44 1 make phrenological examinations, ir," re-'j
plied the genius of bumps.
41 Charge in advanc-, kty V
44 One dollar," answered Brow::. -And
forthwith Jonathan ioikoiover the - Cal
ifornia,'' and deposited hiumelf n the professor's
great arm-chair, .to be operated ujon.:
During the examination, that he purposely
i made as verbose and unintelligible as passibly,
in order to appear of some magnitude in the eyes
cf tlie assembled auditors, Jonathan would occa
sionally exclaim : , '
i ,-Jehu yeou don't say ! wall, neow I never
knowed that ar afore ! mistake, doctor, never was
in all my life. Never knowc-a I wms UmU
er a feller, afore ; no heow !" Ac, always
disputing the truth of tlie characteristic quali
ikations" ascribed him by the "doctor," much
to the chagrin of the latter, and much to the
meriment of those present.
When the examination was nearly concluded,
Johnatliau began to work around rather uncom
fortable in Ids seat, and at length exclaimed ,
44 1 say yeou doctor, ain't it rather warm here,
just now ? Guess I'll take off my overcoat."
And suiting the action to the word, he procee
ded to rid himself of this extensive garment cx-
Dosine beneath, a kuit of well made fasluonable
j clothes ; and then placing his hand on his head,
he removed with a grace that would have done
honor to John Van Buren himself, his trig!
44 Why, Judge! is it possible 1" exclaimed the
little gentleman, springing forward and shaking
the ex-Jonathan cordially by the hand.
Never was a man more completely dumb-founded
than Mr. Adolphus Brown, the phrenologist,
as the Judge held up the little dirty wig before
his astonished gaze, saying, with a good humor-
ed smile, while a wieked titter tan thrc-utA the
crowd :
Wal, doctor, you've gin that ar' wig a purty
fair character, considering it used to belong to
an actor, and neow I want yon to give me mine
if you please ! Star Spangled Banner.
fTT-A Wag thus eulogizes his musical attain-
T lrnn,r t-n tnnes the One IS 44 Aftld
Lang Syne, " and the othtu U'nt; I
the latter.
't u h niVa. Ji'nir I alwax s aim?
Raisinu Calv The best way to raiae calves
is to let them have their mother's milk for a
while. This gives theyouiigliiig bore and sinew,
and iU form will be better than that of the calf
l,aVc a fixed habit of suckini? milk after the lima
j of weaujng. . . , ...
meal than in the best pasture ground. It is best
to keep tliciu in the baru most of the time through
the first summer, when they may have rowen
and other articles fed to ll.eui. In this way they
will become more used to the kind if focd which
they must have in the wiu'.er.
A New Mancke. Robert Bryson, Fsq., of
Cumberland County, about tight mile, from liar
jioburg. Pa., has been experimenting for the last
ten years, to make us :ed tan Lurk available
aud valuable as manure. Besides his maguifi
cent farm, he likewise carries on the tauairg bu
siness. Finally, af;er a great deal of expense,
and many failures, he has succeeded in di.-cover-iug
a method of producing from the tan an effi
cieat manure. Tliu is his p. an : Ho has his
tan wheeled out en a level piece of ground, and
leveled oil' two or thieo feet thick. Over this he
spreads a layer of two or three inches of lime, and
over that again a strata ef tan then, a layer of
lime, and so on. He lets the bed so prepared re
main for two year ; at the end of that time he
finds a bed of uiauure, the electa of v hich upon
the laud can hardly be surpassed ly tne richness
of its products, and the durable fertility which it
imparts. Spent tan, two years old, is not a bad
mau'Are williout the liu.cvj - L'memuat be taken
not to apply it to -plants of any-kind, until tha
tanie acid is entirely exhausted, or it will prove
C'ci Har oit Milch Cows. In a communica
tion to the (Mass.) Agricultural Soci-
et y
I.incoln rcn-.r.rks: "
- .-ousted rf(,,:c cow which
- of October, the trial cows.
and the other, which calved last April, and is ex
pected to calve ajruin the 1st of next April. Some
time be fore commencing this experiment, I wa3
feeding-tuy slock what would lc called poor
stck with nr.y, witn an allowance oi root--, a
commenced cutting tins hay for ail my stock.
... .. . t- . r
and old, (10 head.) occupying me H
shtxuUanl,3 with
the' cut hay, was an increase cf milk very per
ceptible, as it was milked iu t'..'-- pail- An in
quiry v as made by my wife, who in person takes
charge of the dairy, a-, to the cauMj of this in
crease. 'An cvpsive'rvpiV wasw.ade. From day
to day the milk increased enough for the substi
tution of six quart far four quart puns, which had
l.oea previously used. I thin'.: I am within
bounds in savin-thrt the ineicasc wus over a
pint daily, per cow, occasioned, to the Ust ofmy
knowledge, sikly by the use of cut buy."
PnEr-ARixeJ PmrnT ron Mauket.
. . a(1 my turkeys, geese
and chickens, to s-t
;d to market?
j ' That question u easily answered.
j 'Hang your turkeys up by tlie heels aud cut
the jugular win. 1'icK :.-y. ivcmovc u.o
ntestin;s and wipe ins'.de dry. If you use water at
all, do it by koldir.g the bird by tlc lcs and let
tin" an assistant t cur the water through them. r.p in .a ev..l phicc twelve
hours cr till thoroughly dry. S- rve ee we, iacks
and chickens the name w ay. Do net tcald them
unless you would lie -io . Lave thun ioilcd.
Take a" box thet wiil hold 2o0 chi' kens cloia
parted, ..Put oidv 00 m it... The remainder
tf the space fill with Rye stn.w clean rye straw
no chaff. Do net use wheat strawior cats fcti aw
if you can avoid it. You may use coarse, e'ean
marsh buy. A wi.-p of straw in each bird wil he
advantageous. Nail up your box tight and hoep
strong and mark plainly what is in it, and to
whom it is bent. Send only iu cold weather
Seio York Tribune.
To Pck.vent rwui Ci-sTi.vo. Melt
together three parts of lard and . one of rot, in iu
poweler. A very thin coating applied -ith a
br. v. will preserve Russia iron stoves from rust
ing during summer," even in damp situations.
For this purpose, a portion of blacklead may bo
mixed with the lard. The effect is equally good
on brass, copper. Bled, lc. The fcaiuo com
pound forms an excellent water proof for leata-
Gall is Houses. A correspondent of the
! Spirit of the Times, writmg from franco, says it
J is the practice in that country, when get
I their hair rubbed off, or tho -k sacrificed, to ap-
ply a blister to the part at Once. I nis it app.iexl
vm the iniury is done, will, it is said, re-
j store the growth of the hair He states that it
been known to fail when applied iu
; baa never
1 ETTbe lter-ammals can hc-M. and tha
more comiorvaweuifyv.. ... . r.
" fitaUe they are
-and all farmers work for pro .