Sterling Standard from Sterling, Illinois on March 25, 1897 · Page 11
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Sterling, Illinois
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?lTlRArs"(j"01?NIIL SKETCHES FOR OUR. OLD SOLDIER READERS. tfad«f Washington—How an Aria? ®ffl<*r Stood tho Supreme twit ftf Bella* la F&t*H»», K, saortd Truth! thy triumph ceased a while, And Hop*i thy *!B- ihee to smile, I , When leagued oppression • pour'd to Northern wars Her -whisker'd pan. doors and her fierce hussars, Waved her dread standard to the breeze of morn, Peal'd her loud'drum, and twang'd her trumpet horn; - • TurnultuduB "horror brooded o'er her yah, jPresftg'insr wrath, to • Poland— and to man! " ' "Warsaw's laet champion -from her - ' -.- .. Wide o'er the fields, a waste laid,— Oh, heaven!., he cried, my bleeding country nave! — Is th'ere no hand on high to shield the brave? • Tet, though destruction sweep these lovely plains, „ - • Rise, fellpw-men! our country yet remains! . : •By that dread name, we wave the sword, on high! : And. swear former to live!— with her to die!He feaid, and on the rampant heights array'd His trusty warriors, few but undte- may'd; ••''• Firm-paced and slow, a horrid front they form,-' , Still as 'the breeze, but dreadful as the Btorm; •*'••' l<ow murmuring sounds • along their banners fly, . Revenge, • or .death,— the watchword and reply; : , . • Then peal'd the notes, omnipotent to • charm, .alarm! — : Itt vain, alas! In vain, ye gallant few! . - •" -".-'. From rank to rank your volley'd thunder flew:- 1 - -.-•'-Oh, bloodiest picture in the book of Time, ' . •••--.. • Sarmatla fell, unwept, without a crime; •Found not a generous friend, a pitying 'foe, , . Strength in her arms, nor mercy in her wo! - - •' '• .'. ' ' Dropp'd, from her nerveless grasp the shatter'd spear, . ' f Closed her bright eye, and curb'd her • \ high career; — •- • Hope for a season, bade the world , shriek' d— as. Kosclusko /A.— ->;-•. -',,.• >— TiKimas Campbell. ''!. On" officer arose and pair! there T?AS no use of discussing the matter any further; the only -way was to make a practical test of the question, and that he would give himself aa a subject. Could a man •wilfully dispose of his life when the fatal moment had been chosen at hla birth from above? He could get no one to try the ex- pertinent on him.. Finally a wager Was made. . - , "Who will i»ay you lit I lose?" eald (2ie subject, as ha drew 1 his pistol arftf showed that it wa*l<m(l«^ He placed the pistol against his temple and pulled the trigger. The pleiol missed flre. "A," yelled the crowd. The fatalist smiled, and, recocklng the pistol, aimed It" with a steady hand at the clock on the wall. He fired, and the bullet crashed through the center of the dial. ."Apologize to me now," he said. "I have won the bet. fn fate." I always believed And "Freedom fell! . ' x - - WIdowa of the Revolution, , ," ' Seven women are still drawing "pen~ Blons as the widows of men who saw * Active service in the <war of .the Revo-, •fb. lutlon; women, whose husbands served „ _THider Washington roore^than a_hun-^ ? 'd^red and. twenty years' ago;- The el8-^ , - jet -of these surviving .widows of ifae Revolution is living at I/os Angeles, Cal.« Sheets Mrs. LoveyAldrich, now In the ninety-eighth year of her age. " Si t"? lf< ,ch, who was born in the year 1763, and eerVed aa-a soldier Boy In the Ne^r England campaigns of' the war. Mrs. Nancy. Jones of Jonesborough, Tenn., , whose husband was Darling Jones, a private In one' "of the North Carolina regiments, la the youngest of the Revolutionary widows, being now about 8j5 years of age. Tine other five are , Nancy Cloud, living at Chum, #a., and is the widow of Sergeant William Cloud of Capt. Christian's Virginia Line; ^Esther S. Damon of Plymouth Union, "Vt., whose husband was Private Noah Damon of Massachusetts; Mary Snead, living'at Parksley, ., widow of Private Snead; Nancy A. 'Weatherman, who lives at Mills, Tenn., and;whose first hus- A*, band was Robert Glascock, a flfer in ".one of the Virginia regiments, and Re* __ becca Mayo, living at Negwbern, Va., 'widow of Stephen Mayo, 'a soldier from Virginia, That these women can •be the widows of Revolutionary sol-' dlera is readily understood in view of the fact that their husbands were well on in years, when they married. As for example, when Esther Sumner mar- 'rled Noah Daman in the year. 1835— .fifty-two yeare after the close : of the war— she was :but 21, while he was 76, ,The last Revolutionary widow penslon- 'er who had married prior to the close of the war, and Had therefore actually Jived during Revolutionary times, was " Nancy "Serena, widow of Daniel F. Bafeeman. She died about twenty-sev- «n years ago, only a year or two 1 after ber- husband, who was the last of the Revolutionary soldiers on the pension roll, . , '« '..';". : •- ' , •' ' - During—the—boyhood of "General Grant, his father, Jesse' Grant, was much laughed at on the Sly among his neighbors for what was considered his foolish pride In his son, whom they saw no reason to think anything but a very commonplace kind of .boy, capable enough, but in no way remarkable—unless, perhaps, from his silence. One of their points of ridicule was the Christian name which , he had- seen fit to bestow' upon the boy. Ulysses I What an absurd name for an ordinary young American! "How did you come to saddle such a name on the poor child?" they sometimes asked, bluntly. They made fun of the frequency with which the proud father talked about "my Ulysses," and parodied the closs-^ ic cognomen into Useless. Except' from his father, the boy seldom got _thg : benefit..ot,hla-fuIl-three-Byllablies r . When he was not Useless, he was Lys- SUB or Lys. Accustomed as we have now become to think with respect and admiration of Ulysess S. Grant, Ulysses still 'seems an odd and not wholly desirable name, at .least when, combined with Hiram. Hiram Ulysses is distinctly not an aesthetically successful conjunction. Tills, as Mr. .Hamlln Garland relates, is how it came to be bestowed on the Infant general, the first 'child , of his parents, who had the usual difficulty in choosing a name for the baby. / "Multitudes of suggestfons' only confused the Voung parents the. more, utf- tll |at last it was proposed''to cast' the names into a hat. This was done. A romantic aunt suggested Theodore. The mother favored Albert, in honor of Albert Gallatln. Grandfather Simpson voted for Hiram, because he considered it a '(handsome* name. The drawing resulted "in twp^jianie3,iHlram and "Ulysses. . " . '~ ~~~^~ •• . •' "Ulysses, it is said, was cast into the hat by Grandmother Simpson, who had been reading a translation of Fenelon's Telemachus, and liad been much 1m- Tpressed by the description of Ulysses" given by Mentor to Telemachus: 'He was' gentle of speech, beneficent of mlnd'—'The most patient of men'—'He is the friend of truth. He says nothing that Is false, but when it is* necessary he concedes what is true. .His •wisdom is a seal upon his lips, which Is never broken except for an important purpose." Grandmother Simpson .must have had a prophetic soul indeed if she divined how aptly these quotations might one day be applied to her' baby grandson. However _ that may _:be, fortune' decreed that y<e should bear the two names eelected by his grandfather and' grandmother, and he was duly christened Hiram Ulysses Grant/though the Hiram was advantageously omitted from his signature In-later years. A Traces* of Selection Nex-ewary, On the properly developed sheep, a pound of mutton can be produced .aa cheaply as can a pound of beef on the average steer, and ,lt will sell for aa nmriy cent*. If the cattle grower can fatten his steer with some profit, I be- .l^ve : the flock owner can -do as r well with the sheep, and have In his favor the advantage of one or more fleeces, while brihging hfs animal to maturity. But It cannot be done with scrub animals, no matter how fashionable their breeding, how high sounding their pedigrees. It can only be done with sheep growing the most desirable fleeces on well developed and rapidly maturing carcasses. And this is true of the entire flock; they must all be good. The history of those lean and valueless animals of ancient Egypt that devoured-their- well .fattened- contem- p0rarles7~ls~no£ Ifier6nly~lii8tanw~of disaster attending the mingling of worthless and superior. stock. The same thing has been repeated in Merino flocks, so far as profits are concerned, ever since sheep husbandry has been pursued with a view to profit. If Merino husbandry is to progress and become as permanently profitable as any other well conducted business, the work of eliminating'inferior animals cannot too soon begin. 1 Let them .go Into market Just as soon aa they can be put into reasonably fair condition. They may not make very good mutton, but they are better for that than anything else. They are to progressive husbandry of the future what the stage coach of our boyhood days would be to the transportation demands of tho present time. They may have had a place in the past, but to-day and here- wheels of progress, and must be cast aside. It has frequently been urged that there are not many farmers who migh.t not make a small flock of sheep profitable. This, I believe, to bo true; and as the fact becomes more generally recognized, the tendency will be to increase both the numoer of flocks and the number of sheep throughout the country. Heretofore when sheep" husbandry has been referred to, our minds have usually reverted to those partially settled localities where flocks are made up of thousands; There will be less reason for this each year, as the logic of events id certain to diminish the extent of ranges, and popularize smaller" flocks among farmers. In thlff transition the Merino is destined to be an important factor. It offers an unrivalled base for crosses by larger bodied types, where, such a course 'is found desirable. No other breed is so cosmopolitan. It will thrive -where" any=other=breed= will get-a -living, and will live under privations where few others could exist. No other sheep will so certainly and so rapidly improve the fleeces of breeds Chicken Roo«t«, A great many of our farmers seem to think that a hen will do aa well with a poor roost as a good one, if I may Judge from my own observation, says a writer In an exchange. The style of roost that seems so scientific and economical to the generaLelaBa-olfarmera is that of the step or stair style—one roost back and above the other. The lower pole IB very close to the floor, while the Upper one is, generally, as near or nearer the roof or ceiling. It saves space, of course, but you are always surer to find the lower pole nearly empty, while the upper one is crowded full. Often the fowls, crowd one another off with fatal effects. Some argue that fowl wish to roost high, therefore the roosta should all be high to satisfy their desires. It is true that fowls wish, to-roost high, -butJLis-an inherited haWt handed-tlown-fronrtSc fowl in its natural state. They Wish to roost high to keep from danger. If your house Is kept well closed there is no need of high and dangerous roosts. I place my roost poles on a level and about eighteen Inches above the floor. Thin is in the part of the room where the air Is.the purest. The Impure air rises to the ceiling and some gases fall close to the floor; this style of roost avoids both, as well as prevents Injury to fowls Jumping down from the roosts. For roosting poles I use a J?x3-lnch scantling, rounded on one edge so as to fit the feet of the fowls. I "place them on trestles with suitable notches in them, with the rounded edge up. Keep the roosts clean, and by placing oil or tar on the bottoms of them you,will be without lice. A good coat of whitewash is also' good tojkeep^away the pestij. The diseases^ TJhe Hayes Planters, The Thomas Disc, , The Sattley Spring Lift Bidin* Cultivator* TheSattleyBpringLiftWalkiagGultivator, The Corn Queen anfl Maiden Cultivator, : ; The Hummer Sujky Md Oanf, The Hustler Sulky, and Gang, The ( Superior Force Feed Seeder, The Gale Steel Lever Harrow, The Weber Wagon, The Aermotor Windmill, ; The Meyer's Pumps and Cylinders, caused by high roosts are mainly bumble-foot and lameness, but other diseases have their origin from them. S? float ot la the days of the "old army" on the frontier, when military poets ^ere 1 sometimes hundreds of miles from any civilized place, there was little, to do in' the way of amusement' In the winter time when the. post was snowbound, H&nd it was then that th& reputation .the srmy has for card playing and drinking was gain<ad. And it is true that y, great deal of both was' done at Jhat time. It wag In these days that an 6 vent transpired that showed that the j?rjH,eipal actor had the courage of his ts0aYiction% and that he was most cer- i tajiily bora under a lucky star. It was after a very "wet" stag, dinner Darty, and all ,had partaken, most freely of the wiae, and, strang^ 0.3 it may the subject, that came up for waa the Mohammedan relig- The MttasttJraBBs believe in fate, a ataa's sfette In written above, the timt of his de4th ia mt, eaa aavce it. Well, tats As an Army Ration, • "Take It altogether," eald the old soldier, "I think I liked beans the best of-the army rations. Hard bread, of course, was essential, and we expected to get that any way; but I am speaking now of the comparative luxuries on the army bill of fare. I should prefer corned beef, if that issued In the army had been uniformly of a desirable quality; but often it was of a hardness more like that of quartz,,and of a saltiness past belief by those who have never tried it. "Salt pork—well, fat salt pork/even of the best quality, is not desirable aa a steady diet of food, and we got more salt pork than any other meat, and it was most always not of the iiest. In fact, no old soldier <will ever forget the salt pork of the arony, but his recollections of it will not be sur- rounde$ by an aurora borealis pf delight. "Not everybody liked beans, but ac. cprdjng to my notion they were the best of the army rations, all things considered, \t we had a piece of t>prk to put in the kettle, so much the better ; but we had'salt anyway;~and b'eaif soup, with hard bread to break into it, and a cup of coffee made a meal that had decided elements of hopefulness in it. : ,. , . . "It is true that sometimes w'ji<jn we Jiad beans day after day 1 for daya together some of the men would get tired of them. But you would grow tired of ortolaua, wouldn't you, if'you had too many of them? "I always, used to ba glad when we had beans; and to this day I like pow and then & diah of b&an soup, and I never eat it without pleasant recollections of the ^,_ under suitable conditions,, such crosses will in no wise detract from the merits of carcass, V With this hasty survey of the situation, it may bo concluded that a progressive Merino sheep husbandry is the only one that is likely to survive against the pressure of low prices and increasing competition. The flock owner, who is not ready and determined to 1 take a long stride in. advance of the standards and policies which obtained in the past, is already out of the race, 'and the sooner he comee to realize the fact the better. [ The procession of men who . are..to_achiey.ajmecess_i_a [_npw moving, and those* who feel themselves unable to keep step with the quickening march are to be left by 'the wayside, The system that will hereafter succeed will necessarily leave behind some of the men, many of the animals and many of the" practlcee 'of the past. — A f M. Garland, It ia estimated that oitlj- about 10,000 of ttoe 100,600 Cfcinesa $&« l?j j&a Look at That Bull. Prof. Sheldon, the eminent English authority on dairying, epeaks his mind on the vicious practice of using scrubby, low grade bulls, as follows: "Look, for instance, at the weedy, miserable bulls that many farmers are content to use in their herds—wretched quadrupeds that should never be allowed to live beyond the ago of Veal. Some men say, by way of excuse, 'My poverty, not my will, consents'; yet, on the other hand^it may be remarked that no man can really afford to uee inferior, low valued bulls in his herd. That any man should continue to year alter year can only be" a kind of heedless infatuation •which precludes all hope of improvement. 'The -bull is half the herd,', is an axiom which should 'be drilled into the mind of every farmer's son who is himself to be a dairy farmer—drilled in until he fully realizes what,it.means, That there are many of the present generation of farmers who do not half "comprehend the vast importance of this is -greatly to .be feared, for it is plainly enough to be-seen in the inferior elres that-are kept for stock purposes. It •would be interesting to bear the answers euch men would give to the following questions; What sort of stock do you expect euch a bull will get? or. Do you ^eally expect to pay your way as a farmer by using a bull like that? or, What Tyould you say If you saw another man burdened -with a similar load of erasa stupidity? Unfortunately, It never o:ccurs to them to put such questions to themselves, and it ia too commonly nobody's business to do go 1n their default. There Ja no excuse nowadays toe a man who uses scrubby, bull* amoog his cows. Plenty of well deseeadtMj buila are to be &aA at prices witbia t&e seaeh of &oy saaa who to k«eo eattls at all." It iHty»- better to givs th^m. Effects of GoUIng Wet. Mr. W. P. Alkin, Graham, Texas, was unfortunate in having , some four months old chicks get wet, the result being that they have been sick ever since. He states to the Poultry Keeper the details in a letter below: "I have a flock of fourteen Black Ml- norcfls about four months old. 'We had a raljivftbout one month ago and they alt-g*ot wet'and stayed wet all night Irf a few days I noticed a viscid mu- cousy blubber, on their nostrils. They do not have any canker in their mouths or throat, but the roof of the mouth seems inflamed. I have been using coal oil, turpentine and carbolic acid, with a-medicine dropper, in. the .nose and throat, but they do not improve very fast. Can you recomm'end <any- -thlng_lo_puiJn the feed ? Will they^be^ fit for breeders ,if they get well? They look perfectly well and hearty. If you did not look close and see the trash sticking on their beaks you would not suspicion anything being the matter with them:—I—have-four—roosters- in- the flock and they seem worse than the pullets. I used peroxide of hydrogen on them think that good for them?" ; . Tbe Journal mentioned comments as follows: We do not know of anything more injurious to four months'"old chicks than to become soaking and remain so. If they had gotten wet during the day and had the warmth of the sun, it might have been different, but to remain wet all night means that they were chilled through. It is a surprise that they did not die in a few days. The treatment is correct but laborious, and as the climate of Texas is itilld they> : may recover. If .they make a complete recovery they can be used for breeding. The best remedy is to add" a teaspoonful of chlorate of potash to each quart of drinking water, and repeat .the peroxide of hydrogen occasionally. Treatment of -Frosted Combg. When a bird becomes frosted on the comb (frozen comb), the remedy is, to keep It in some place where the wind cannot reach it, says Farm and Fireside. Fanciers protect such tall-comb breeds as Leghorns by placing choice specimens in a barrel at night, haying a block of wood in a barrel for a roost. The first thing to do is to swab the injured comb with glycerine. Tho next day the comb should be anointed with an ointment composed of equal parts of idhthyol and Janoline; 1 which should be repeated every day. Healing Is a slow process, and only relief from pain can be afforded, as the comb may slough off entirely. Jt is an advantage to keep'a fowl wfiich has been frosted arid healed, as it will be less liable to be injured the .succeeding winter. ' Fed Too AIuoli Cora. Visiting a poultry farm lately, says Maine Farmer, a number of hens were seen squatting on the ground, unable iQ...wa]k..-..Naturally;the-owner Basked; "What is the cause of the trouble?" In seeking a solution, the question of feed was raised, and the man stated frankly: "I feed on corn, because it is so handy to use and BO cheap In the market." Here was the cause of all bis troubles. He' waa feeding a grain not ndupted to bone and muscle buildr ing, and the little body ^Sufpnot stand the strain, -Rational fading would save from these Overfeeding -will soon spoil any flock, ' Ducks should grow faat and be sold young. .Fully -<ene-half the failures with brooders ia <lue to one cause alone, t&at Is iastuifieieirt For ta Road Wagons. •SI. 00 g. 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