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AND TO FARMERS AND FARMERS' SONS, The Farmers' Library and Journal of Agriculture comprises at the present time Lectures to Farmers on Agricultural Chemistry. By ALEXANDER PETZHOLDT. 1
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RANK IN THE ARMY, OR A DARKEY'S DIGNITY CAPTAIN JO.--Daring Doniphan's march from 1-After a portion of the troops had been landed El Paso to Chihuahua, the black servants of the on the beach near Vera Cruz, on the night of the different officers of the regiment formed them. 9th of March, a body of the enemy commenced a selves into a company. There were twelve of brisk fire of small arms into the encampment of them, of which number eleven were officers, and course, all hands were on the qui vide, expecting one high private. Jo , servant to Lieut. D—, Ithe Mexicans would make some demonstration was elected captain. He was the blackest of the upon our lines during the night, and when the crowd, and sported a large black feather with a firing commenced, concluded there was about to small black hat; also a large sabre, with an inbe a general attack. The lines were soon formed, tensely bright brass hilt-which same sabre was and not a word could be heard from the soldiery ; eternally getting involved in the intricate windbut there was a negro who kept running from ings of his bow legs. With Jo for captain they, lone little point of hill to another, apparently in a were a formidable body, and to hear them talk. state of great excitement. He finally laid him they would work wonders. During the battle of self flat on his face, at full length, and commenced Sacramento, however, the company were not to working himself into the soft sand with a good be seen; but after the action was over, they were deal of energy On being asked what he was espied breaking out from the wagons and joining about, he replied, “I'se 'fraid some ob dem 'ere in the pursuit. That evening one of our officers copper balls will put a stop to me drawin' my ra. attacked Jo about his company. “Well, Jo, shuns” “Why," asked the party speaking to hear your men were hid behind the wagons duhim, “don't you get up and fight them ?" "No, Iring the fight?" "Lieutenant, l'ee berry sorry to sir-ee !" he said, “dat's my massa's part ob de say it am de truf! I done eberyting-I called OD biziness; he has been to West Pint, whar dey de paterism ob de men-I injoked dem by all des makes fightin' people to learn dat, and you don't hold most deah in die worl and de nex, but it Hketch dis nigger meddlin' hesef wid odder peo-Iwas no go-dey would get on de wrong sides ob Iple's biziness. My massa does de fightin', and I de wagons." "But what did you do there?" "I waits on him and nueses him. If he gits wound-Istood dar gittin' cooler, and de firing kept gittin ed, we gits promoted.” “You get promoted ! hotter, and at last de cannon-balls cum so ormighty What good will his promotion do you?" inquired/fass, I thought de best ting dis nigga could do, war the individual. “Oh, dat question is been settled to git behind de wagons heself!" (St. Louis Rev. long time ago in dese parts down here. A col-l lored gemman what waits on a kurnel outranks! “Bob, is that dog of yours a pointer !" "No. one dat waits on a capten; an' de way we colored he is half hunter and half setter; he hunts for gerimen regʻlars makes dese volunteer niggers bones when he is hungry, and sits by the store squat, is a caution to white folks !” (N O. Delta. when he is satisfied."
THE MOON'S PLACE:
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TOBIN'S LAST.-Ex-Captain Tobin, the corres-breastworks into de fort.” “And were you runUpondent of the N. 0. Delta, writing from Buena ping too?" "No sir-ee! I rolled ober long side o Vista, tells the following laughable incident: Pete; and when we got in dey roared out, 'fall
There are many jokes about the boys who in, niggers,' and commenced firing bombs and sloped from the field. One acknowledged that he things, and Pete says, if one ob 'em busts here did some tall walking; another, that any one it will hurt us-let's slope for de plaza;' and meeting him on the road to Saltillo would have when we got dere it was * fall in, niggers, fall in,' supposed him in search of a physician for a deli- all de time. You may call dat a fandango; but if cate lady; while two negroes, officers' servants. you ketch me at one agin, dere's no snakes whar repudiate the idea of running away, and claim the dis child was raised, Massa Bob." merit of making a handsome 'treat. “I'll tell you 'bout it. Massa Bob,” said one to his master;l PRETTY WELL FOR AN INDIAN.-We were * Pete and me was down at the ranche, where somewhat amused, on last Sunday morning, at the doctors was cuttin off the white folks' heads the plan hit upon by one of the Miami Indians to and legs, and says Pete to me, "Tom,' says he get rid of the crowd of gazers at Canal House.' "let's go up the hill and see the fightin ;' so up we A number of squaws were in the sitting room, goes, and we meets the landseers, and we streaks and naturally attracted a great deal of attention it back for de ranche, and de dam landseers after The copper-colored gentleman in question beus; and Pete he makes for de bake oben, but de came either disgusted or tired of the constant gemman wot deals faro for de Kentucks he was gazing of the pale-faces' at the ladies belonging safe sconced in de back side ob de oben, and when to his party, and while the room was crowded to Pete put his head in de mouf ob de oben de lodger excees, he raised his hands to attract attention, swear he blow Pete's dam brack brains out; so and exclaimed-"Ugh! one Ingin got small pox!'' Pete says, 'dere's danger here--Tom, let's wam-The 'pale-faces' mizzled. [Lafayette Cour. Upos to town ;' and when we got half way we sees Ide landseers agin, and den, Massa Bob, you ought THE RETORT SURGICAL --At a late examina Ito a seed Pete a streakin of it; his coat-tail/tion of the College of Surgeons, a candidate was streamed away behind him all round, you might asked by Abernethy, what he would do if a man a played marvels on it.” “But what were you were blown up by gunpowder? “Why," coolly doing all the time, Tom-were you running away answered the tyro, " wait till he came down too ?" "No, Massa Bob, I scorn de idea- I was again." "True," said Abernethy; "and suppose only 'treating long side o' Pete; and when we got I kicked you for such an impertinent reply : what near de fort de soldiers holler out, run, niggers, muscles should I put in motion ?" "Why," rerun, git into de fort.' Den you ought to a seed plied the young man, “the flexors and extensors Pete a streakin on it; he rolled ober and ober de of my arm, for I should floor you immediately."
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THE MOON'S PLACE:
the skins of the most formidable monsters. They
carried on trade without books, and correspond. Touch us gently, Time!
ence without posts; their merchants kept no acLet us glide adown thy stream
counts, their shopkeepers no cash-books; they Gently-as we sometimes glide
had surgery without anatomy, and physicians Through a quiet dream.
without materia medica; they gave emetics withHumble voyagers are we,
out ipecacuanha, and cured agues without bark. Husband, wife, and children three(One is lost-an angel, fled
A PRETTY IDEA.-Dr. P who is attached To the azure overhead !)
to the Parisian theatre in quality of a physician, Touch us gently, Time!
expressed his astonishment that man and woman We've not proud or soaring wings; were not created at the same time, instead of the Our ambition, our content,
latter springing from the rib of our first parent. Lies in simple things.
A young actress standing by, remarkable for the Humble voyagers are we
graceful turn which she gives to the expression O'er life's dim, unsounded sea,
of her ideas, immediately said—“ Was it not natSeeking only some calm clime:
ural, sir, for the flower to come after the stem ?" Touch us gently, gentle Time!
A fellow describing his wife, to whom he MANKIND IN THE THIRTEENTH CENTURY.-had been recently married, to an absent friend, They had neither looked into heaven nor earth, said—“She has a small mouth, a plump, pretty Uneither into the sea nor the land, as has been done face, lively eyes, and a temper-whew! it's as
-ince. They had philosophy without scale, as explosive as gun-cotton !" Iltronomy without demonstration. They made war without powder, shot, cannon or mortars; WEATHER-WISE.—The following table is ex. nay, the mob made their bonfires without squibs tracted from an Almanac printed in the Lanca. or crackers. They went to sea without compaes, shire dialect, (England) and entitled “ Pozmoor and sailed without the needle. They viewed the 'Olmenack, Fort Year ats cum inta Egshistance stars without telescopes, and measured altitudes callid 1847; bein ten ov ar good Queen sittin without barometers. Learning had no printing-'cumfortably upat throan, an reignin e peace an press, writing no paper, and paper no ink. The quiatness ovver all hur subjects." Although over was forced to send his mistress a deal board computed for a different year and meridian, its for a love-letter, and a billet-doux might be of the predictions will be found accurate in America, size of an ordinary trencher. They were clothed in 1848: