Cheyenne Transporter. (Darlington, Indian Terr.), Vol. 5, No. 4, Ed. 1, Saturday, November 10, 1883 Page: 9 of 10
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An Kvcntful Yar in ita lllntory Tlio Nc-
y;ro'rt lrottont Condition.
Tne year 1827 was somowbat of an
eventful ono iti Lhc history of American
shivery. Tlio American government
had begun tentatively to send freed ne-
groes back to Africa. Tho settlement
of Liberia on the coast of upper
Guiuea had been founded in 1822 by
the American Colonization society es-
tablished by Henry Clay and in 1827
went to groat expense in fitting out ves-
sels for the conveyance of enfranchised
slaves to tho laud of their fathers. At
Baltimore tlio capital of the slave state
of Maryland a party of abolitionists
had had tho courage to sot up a news-
paper entitled Tho Genius of Universal
Emancipation with a motto taken from
tho Declaration of Independence: "We
hold these truths to bo self-evident
that all men aro created equal and en-
dowed by their Creator with certain in-
alienable rights; that among these are
life liberty and tlio pursuit of happi-
ness." Baltimore at tho timo was doing
a lively trade in human flesh with tho
south ami tho Genius boldly quoted an
advertisement from a New Orleans
paper in which the subscriber ollered
ninoiy-eight negroes including black-
smiths " bricklayers carpenters
seamstresses house servants and
washerwomen "just received by the
brig Lady Monroe from Baltimore for
pale low for cah or on short credit
for" good paper. M Meanwhile tho Lie-
formed Methodist church of tho United
States had adopted a rule that no per-
son owning a slavo should bo admitted
as a member and that any member
buying a slave shoul 1 bo immediately
oxpelled from the society. Yet for all
tho assaults of the religious bodies and
the philanthropists on the grim citade
in a limited space and especially dur-
ing tho night in a closed chamber
deserves to bo noticed. It manifests
itself by serious disorder headache
syncope and even by asphyxia if their
action is too loug prolonged. h
nervous persons numbness may occur
in all the members convulsions and
loss of voice but in general only a
state of somnolence accompanied by
feebleness and retardation of the
action on tho heart. This state is
often associated with well-marked
dimness of vision. Amongst the Jlow-
ors that are most deleterious may bo
mentioned the lily hyaviwth narcissus
crocus rose carnation honeysuckle
jessamine violet elder etc. addi-
tion to tho danger caused by their
smell should bo mentioned their action
on tho air. During tho night Ilowc r.i
actively produce carbonic acid which
is injurious to health. Magcmlie
oven cites a oaso of death caused 03' a
largo boquet of lilies which the sifl.ror
a previously healthy woman had shpt
with in her bedroom. Amongst tho
moro dangerous plants may be men
CiidotmclotiK IX caption.
A well dressed newspaper correspond-
ent stopped iv a cm nip of railroad
workmen in Arkansaw and remained
several days with tho men preparing
an elaborate article on "Camp Life.
The men wore very kind to him and
their studied attempts at politeness in
his presence were almost reverential.
When Sunday camu a rough fellow ap-
proached the correspondent and re-
moving his hat with a respectful air
"Mister wo men are out hero in tho
woods all the time but don't tninkthal
wo have run wild for we elill like good
preaohin' so wo all concluded that
we'd like for you to preach for us to-
day." What?" exclaimed the astonished
Want 3 011 to prcash parson."
"The devil you say. I'm no preach
"No Tin not."
"That settles it.
I've been tiptoeing
tinned the walnut tho bay-tree and around hero four or iivo days thinking
henm. The action nf t.lu.sn is wnll V(u "'iis !l preacher. Scalded myself
l - " . 1. 1. . . . n' . 1 .
witn nut ounce got a coai 01 ore in my
shoe tuck hold ot tho wrong end of the
known tho latter indeed producing a
kind of drunkenness.
Wluit ji Fiirmer'tf I'-tluviitiim shoulU bo.
1 he Amor win Sentry.
The work of tho farmer lies at tho
bais of tho world's prosperity. The
bettor man and tho bvtter farmer ho
may be tho moro thrifty and prosper-
ous will be tho nation ami the more ho
will benefit tho world in his individual
capacity. It is therefore of the high-
est importance thai tho farmer should
bo an intelligent and well-educated
man that he may fill his placo in so-
ciety in the best and most useful man-
ner. But there is a popular impression
abroad that a uood farmer or a good
of slavery tho black man whether in shoe-maker or mechanic may bo spoiled
bondage on enfranchised continued to
go to tho wall. The same number of
the English newspaper in which the
final abolition of slavery in tho stato of
ISJew York on the 4th of July 1827 is
announced with a description ot a
grand procession of tho black people in
honor of tho occasion contains a para-
graph to the cilect that a lady at Bos
ton had gone distracted in consequence
of her daughter having contracted a
clanilo'tine marriage with a negro. A
Boston journal is quoted in connection
with tho affair in tlio following terms:
"We have never known a more gross
outrage on common decency and tho
usages of society; and tho minister who
becomes an accessory to this black
transaction deserves to bo hold up to
tho reprehension of tho oommunit"
A hundred years ago tho supreme
court of Massachusetts declared slave-
holding to bo barred by tho "free and
equal passage in tlio Declaration of In-
dependence." Tho American negro is
now uni verbal ir froo; but have the doc-
trines of social equality made any ap-
preciable progress in his case? Ho
votes and may become a legislator or
a judge; but is he any higher in the
social scale than ho over was? Has the
"misceenaiion" movement como to
anything? No white American citizen
would venture to appear in society with
a black wifo. No whito girl who mar-
ried ovon a mulatto would bo received
in society; and if a negro eloped with or
betrayed a whito girl thechaneos would
bo ninety-nine to 0110 in favor of his
being immediately lynched. There
wore four millions of slaves in the
union when civil war set them free.
They enjoy precisely tho same political
liberties as their while fellow-citizens
do; but socially they continue to bo
looked upon with contempt and repul-
sion as "niggors" and "darkies" and
"tho black vd of Cain."
Odors uiut their Action on tlio Health.
Hululum Modlcul Piobb.
A knowledge of perfumes roaches to
tho most remote antiquity. Th Jews
made uso of them in tho time of Moses.
They wore highly esteemed by the
Greeks in tho timo of tho wito but
rigorous Solon. Their uso was carried
to excess' by the Romans; and iinally
in our times they appear to have
arrived at their utmost perfection and
delicacy. It has been reserved also
for tho present day to uso them in the
greatest profusion. But if tho per-
fumes that aro ovory where found and
can bo extracod by' certain processes
may bo used with safety this cannot bo
said in every case of tho odors that are
naturallv exhaled bv il wers. loaves or
fruits. Their uctiui on tie economy'
by too much education. If a ood
education prevents tho one from grow-
ing good crops or the others from mark-
ing durable shoes or building solid
houses or barns tlu-ro might bo sorno
truth in this idea. But whv should tho
cultivation of the mind have this de-
plorable result? It i3 very plain that
if such a result should be produced
something is wrong in tho education
and it has not been of Iho right kind.
And it is just hero wheiv failure is
made in those cases where the educa-
tion ot farmers' children result in dis-
appointment. Wo cauuot deny that in
many cases parents have been disap-
pointed in this way. Children have
been sent to country schools; and every
year their minds and hopes have been
turned further away trom rural pur-
suite from farm life and work and in
a direction toward citv lifo with all its
ambitions until when tiny have be-
come freed from parental restraint
they have turned their backs upon the
old homestead and tho old folks have
been loft desolate aud alone in their
age when most they needed the society
and help ol their children.
A larmer cannot bo too well edu-
cated. Ho may and should be
possessed of all the practical knowl-
edge which relates to his business.
This should be taught in rural schools
as soon as tho first rudiments "tho
throe li's" as they have been humor-
ously called have been mastered.
This will roquiro some primary insight
into mechanics hydrostatics botany
and chemiitry. To a vung mind that
has been properly trained and has not
been misled these will open a very
fairy land of woudirs which the boy or
scirl may explore wall tho greatest ad-
vantage and delight and in which
every discovery will tempt to further
explorations. Such a study will make
farm lifo vastly moro interesting and
delightful than tho superficial and
frivolous existence which is too ollon
passed by young men in towns and
cities where questionable if not
vicious excitements aro frequently
sought to mitigate tho real isolation
which may bo moro often found in a
city than in tho country. Sorno of the
most lonesomo men and women aro
found in cities and towns and in tho
midst of crowds. Where ono cannot
lintl enjoyment in his own surround-
ings there ho is isolated as if ho wciv
alono in a dessert and there is no
plaeo whrra a person old or young
can find more pleasing aud rational en-
joyment than on a farm or in a farm
The llnnk of Montreal has declared 11 half
yvur'y '.UviUA'ud of li-e ;".r cnt.
poker and was stung by a yallcrj tcket
and didn't cuts didn't properly express
my feelin's case you was here. Now
sir Pin goiu' to hate it outen your
"My dear sir it was not my fault"
said tho man of the pen wtio did not
think that his instrument just at that
time was mightier than the use of the
sword or any other physical fore.
"Yes it was your fault fur you had
no business to fool with a man's nat'ral
feelings an' a outpourin' ot his sporii
Take oil' that slick lookin' coat. 1 wa
achin' fur a preach or a fight an' ef
kain'L git one I hafter hike t'other"
and he began to roll up his sleeves.
"My dear sir 1 am not a fighter. 1
am a newspaper mar."
"Wall then print us a newspaper."
"I can't print it here for I have no
"Then I'll have to light into you. I
can' I sacrifice my natural appetite for
cussin1 when tho oco:ision comes. You
may not havu tried to fling out tho be-
lief that you wa3 a preacher an' you
may have kept mo outen my nat'ral
rights with the innocence of a lamb
but you know a lamb's innocenco don't
savo him. Buck to me. Take care of
Tho nuwspapcr man dodged and took
to his heels. People who saw his pre-
cipitous llight say that it does not often
fall to the lot of- spurt-loving men to
witness such a spirited vaco. The
journalist threw back his head and
traveled by electric jerks. The man
who wanted to whip him and who had
often declared that he was no "slouch"
of a runner was soon left fir behind
but a party of section hands who saw
the journalist running supposed that
he had. stolen something and sei'.ing
him they took him back to tho camp
where to save his hide ho stpoil on a
barrel and preached a sound democra-
A. ItHtinc:lon in Turing.
"I tell you what 'tis Piumbottlo"
said old Gradgrind "either thero is
something wrong about tho English
language or I don't get on to it."
"Why what's tho matter now. Grad-gi'ind?"
"Well I'll give you an illustration.
Bigelow was owing mo some money
and knowing that it was no uso to dun
him on tho street lie's drunk all tho
time I went up to hH house and Mrs.
Bicelow invited me into tho reception
room. Thero was every indication that
I'd get my money in fact there wore
all the symptoms."
Why? Why because sho invited
me into tho reception room. A recep-
tion room as I understand it is a room
where you can reasonably expect to re-
ceive something. I never received a
"Well I'm sorry for you Gradgrind
but you know Bigelow never pays any-
body. Yes T know. Onco tho old lady
spoke of her drawing room ami I
brightened up and thought sho was
going to draw a check. A drawing
room as I understand it ought to bo ii
placo to draw checks and drafts. But
either there is something wrug r.bout
thc language or i'lu olT."
Carbolic nonp-suds will destroy plnnt
lion houses should always bo sunny
There har boon loss hog cholera Ihis
year than for many previous ones.
Repairs of fences barns cribs and
stock shelter should now bo attended
Build you an ico houso at onco if
you intend to rxmko dairying a busi-
ness. Statistician J. II. Dodge calculates
that tho country loso-J nearly 5 000000
sheep each year mostly on account of
Boforo you begin to store your
fruits and vegetables in tho collar
give it a thorough cleaning out and
airing ending up with a good white-
washing. Sorghum after being cut clotorio
ratos " very n.piilJy. It should not ho
allowed to remain moro than ono day
boforo beieg worked and less than
1 hat is preferable
It is estimated that tho stato of
Mi:io has forty-nine cheese factories
with an average of 107 cows to tho
factory GO being tho lowest and 600
the higlust numUlr.
In gathering noptes besides har'1-
ling them carefully a-orl them ac-
cording to quality rather thou dump
th in into barrels or piles. Pino ap-
ples well handled always bring good
. rices. "
Fulicr in his "Small fruit Cultur-
ist" sas: "i do noifoidievo that thoio
is ono aero of strawberries in a thou-
sand cultivated in this country thai-
)iolds over one-half what it would il
the ground was properly prepared be-
This is a favorable timo for improv-
ing tho ap'pearanco of groves ami
wood landd by removing dead and
fallen timber. H can bo made into
siovo wood and tho refuse bru-h and
lots burned and tho baro spots sowed
with r rasa heeds.
A rose farm is a new Georgia indus-
try. Two gardeners in tho vicinity of
Savannah planted three acres in rose
trees. This ear they have sold 22000
trees to parties in the north and had
orders for tfo.OUO which they could not
Savo some good vigorous stocky
potatoes for next year's seed. Many
farmer's preft r to savo tho small pig or
unmarketable potatoes but it does not.
pay. Next sprmsr grow a row of pota-
toes from each kind of seeds under like
conditions and notice tho difference.
A prominent CVulornian who haa
fifty acres in the raisin grape says
whenever grapes become unprofitable
for raisins ho can make money by feed-
ing them to hogs. Ho contends that
grapes will fatten hogs faster than any
known food from two to throe pounds
Beans aro not oaten whole by any
kind of stock excepting sheep. Bui
by grinding and mixing with corn or
oatmeal beans unlit for sale may bo
profitably foil to cattle horses aud
pigs. They aro very strong food and
as stock become used to thorn the pro-
portion ol bean meal may bo increased.
A. writer in the Country Gentleman
recommends tho soaking of tho wood
composing a summer-house in crude
petroleum saying it will make any com
mon wood nearly or about as durable
as cedar imparting to it a rich brown
color. It would bo an excellent idea
to apply tho samo preservative to trel-
lises etc. on lawns.
Apples aro among tho most nourish-
ing and hoalthful of all vegetable foods.
Besides containing a largo amount of
sugar and other carbo-hydrates thoy
contain vegetable acids and certain
aromatic qualities which act powerfully
in tho capacity of tonics antiseptic
and refrigerants or cooling foods.
When mellow they prevent debility
Tho strawberry is hardy says tho
Gardener's Monthly. Tho roots will
live through tho severest winter but it
is generally believed that if tho leaves
are preserved through tho season green
until spring it is better for tho crop that
is to follow lionco a light covering
of straw is a benefit where the winter
is severe onoueh to destrov tho fully
1 exposed loavod.
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