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Remarks on the Egg Question.
Ed. Wis. Farmer: I would say that I, as well as Mrs. R. Gibson, packed eggs in ashes last summer, and think there is nothing superior for warm weather, where they are kept dry; mine kept nice and fresh until they were removed to the cellar, then the ashes becoming damp they soon became thoroughly impregnated with ley. I have usually packed my eggs as recommended by Mrs. R. W. Lansing, and find it answers for all practical purposes.
Mrs. M. Adams. Danville, April 9.
Potato Yeast.—Five large potatoes boiled and mashed, three pints of boiling water, flour enough to make it a little thicker than flapjacks, and one cup of yeast. This is enough to rise five loaves of bread, which may be mixed with water, or milk, and will rise enough while your oven is heating. Save out enough of this yeast for your next baking.
Chicken Pot Pie.—Wash and cut the chicken into joints; boil them about twenty minutes; take them up, wash out your kettle, fry two or three slices of fat salt pork, and put in the bottom of the kettle; then put in the chicken, with about three pints of water, a piece of butter the size of an egg; sprinkle in a little pepper, and cover over the top with a light crust. It will require one hour to cook.
Good, Wholesome Small Beer.—Take two ounces of hops, and boil them, three or four hours, in three or four pailfuls of water; and then scald two quarts of molasses in the liquor, and turn it off into a clean half-barrel, boiling hot; then fill it up with cold water; before it is quite full, put in your yeast to work it; the next day you will have agreeable, wholesome small beer.
Simple Rrmedy To Purify Water.—Pulverised alum possesses the property of purifying water. A large spoonful stirred into a hogshead of water will so purify it, that in a few hours it will be as fresh and clear as spring water. Four gallons may be purified by a tea-spoonful.
Measure Cake.—Take one tea-cup of butter, and stir it to a cream, two tea-cups of sugar, then stir in four eggs that have been beaten to a froth, a grated nutmeg, and a pint of flour; stir it till it is ready to bake. It is good baked in cups or pans.
Observations Ok Making Puddings.—The outside of a broiled pudding often tastes disagreeably, which arises by the cloth not being nicely washed, and kept in a dry place. It should be dipped in boiling water, squeezed dry, and floured, when to be used. If bread, it should be tied loose; if batter, tight over. The water should boil quick when the pudding is put in; and it should be moved about for a minute, lest the ingredients should not mix.— Batter pudding should be strained through a coarse sieve, when all is mixed; in others, the eggs separately. The pans and basins must be always buttered. A pan of cold water should be ready, and the pudding dipped in as soon as it comes out of the pot, and then it will not adhere to the cloth.
To Broil Beef-steak.—Cut slices of beef as thick as your hand, put each on the gridiron, and set it over a bed of live coals free from any smoke, and broil ten minutes; when done, take it up on a platter or deep plate, and put pieces of butter over the meat; it should be broiled the last thing before the family sit down, and brought to the table hot; pour a very little hot water over the meat.
WIT AND WISDOM
—A lady well advanced in maidenhood,at her marriage, requested the choir to sing the hymn commencing—
'This is the way I long have sought,
—'' Jacinto" says he once courted a down East gnl and "popped the question" to her; she immediately pitched her entire mass of lovely clay into his willing arms, and answered: "I want to know." It's an even bet that "Jacinto" imparted the desire-1 knowledge.
—Among the excuses offered for exemptions from service in the southern army, one fellow wrote opposite his name, 'one leg too short." Another, thinking to better it, wrote opposite his, "both legs too abort" He had been rending some of the exploits cf the southern armies, doubtless, and supposed legs to be the first essential.
—A lady in Troy, N. Y., one day last week purchased $40 worth of Honiton laoe, which she left in the wrapper on a table. The next morning it was missing. On interrogating a servant she replied that she saw a bit of paper on the table and took it to light the fire with; and sure enough, "Biddy" had burned the lace. An expensive article of kindling.
—The following is a correspondent's account of an interview with a contraband: "We accosted ono whose very immense blackoess commended him as a genuine, unadulterated scion of Africa. 'Where do you hail from?' 'Culpeper Court House, sah.' 'What news do you bring?' 'Nothing, massa, 'cept dars a man lost a mighty good nigger dar dis morning, and I guess he duu lose some more 'fore night.'"
[This beautiful—and it is to Ub, very beautiful—little poem was sent by a member of the 49th (N.Y.) Kegimeot to his wife.—Buffalo Express.
"All quiet along the Potomac," they say,
"Except, now and then, a stray picket
By a rifleman hid in a thicket.
Will not count in the news of the battle;
Moaning out, all alone, the death rattle."
All quiet along the Potomac to-night,
Where the soldiers lie peacefully dreaming;
Or the light of the watch fire gleaming.
Through the forest leaves softly is creeping:
Keep guard—for tho army is sleeping.
There's only the sound of the lone sentry's tread,
As he tramps from the rock to the fountain;
Far away in the cot on the mountain,
Grows gentle with memories tender,
For their mother—may Hoaven defend her 1
The moon seems to shine just as brightly as thon—
That night when tho love, yet unspoken,
Were pledged to be ever unbroken.
He dashes off tears that are welsmg,
As if to keep down the heart swelling.
lie passes the fountain, the blasted pine tree—
The footstep is lagging and weary;
Toward the shade of the forest as dreary.
Was it moonlight so wondrously flashing!
And the life blood is ebbing and plashing.
All qulot along the Potomac to-night!
No sound save the rush of th»- river:
The picket's off duty forever 1
The Battle of Shiloh.
Military operations for the past month have been of a very important character, and on the 6th of April one of the severest battles of the war was fought at Pittsburg Landing. The particulars of this fight have been laid before the public through the columns of the weekly press, we therefore will not attempt a description of it. We must, however, take the liberty of saying a word in regard to one part of the affair. All accounts agree that our troops were taken by surprise—that our outposts were not sufficiently guarded, and that the usual precautions of an army in an enemy's country were so neglected, that the rebels were impressed with the idea, that a trap was laid for them, and that our pickets had been withdrawn in order to draw them into ambush. A want of generalship was displayed in throwing an inferior force across a stream in the face of double the number of the foe, and still less excusable was it that that inferior force should be left unprotected by intrenchments or artillery. It has been stated, on good, authority, that Gen. Grant was at his quarters at Savanna* 12 miles from the scene of the fight, and that he was so overcome by liquor on the Saturday evening previous, that he was unable to attend to his duties. If such was the case, the public voice should demand that he be courtmartialed and cashiered. No general should be tolerated, who is guilty of such excess. Wisconsin has a special interest in this matter. By this criminal negligence on the part of the commanding general, our brave sons have been mercilessly slaughtered, and many a fireside has been desolated. The people of our State should demand an investigation into the causes which led to the surprise and sacrifice of our troops at Shiloh, and we hope the Legislature in June will deem it advisable to express the feelings of their constituents upon the subject.
Considering the list of killed, wounded and missing, at the battle of Pittsburg Landing, of our Wisconsin regiments, will be of interest to the readers of the Farmer, many of whom have friends or relatives in the army, we have copied from the WUcontin the list entire, to the exclusion of some of the usual departments of our paper.
WISCONSIN'S ROLL OF HONOR!
Losses in Each Regiment at Pittsburg Lauding.
[From the Daily Wisconsin.] List of Killed, Wounded, and Missing in Mth Jtegiment, Wisconsin Volunteers.— Col. 1i. A. Wood.
Field Officer*—Col. £. Wood, Lieut. Col. J. E. Me asm ore, wounded.
COMPANY A—WOOd PROtECtORS.
Killed—Corp. Jos. King.
Wounded—Private James B. Titus, in ankte, badly: do K. G. Magcraft, slightly in leg; do Adam Slidell, slightly in shoulder.
1 killed, 3 wounded.
COMPANY s— WACPACCA AND UNION RIFLES.
Killed—Private John Eastwood.
Wounded—Lieut. J. D Post, bip, not bad; sergeant Charles Drake, left arm and side,mortal; corporal Gottlieb Stanly, in the left shoulder, badly, private Ezra L. Whlttaker, left teg, bad flesh wound; Thos. Morgan, left thigh, badly; John Barker, in left leg. slightly.
One killed, 6 wounded.
COMPANY C—OMRO RIFLES.
Wounded—Li^ut. A. S. Smith, wounded in side by shell; sergeant Wm. Dittey, dangerously In throat; corporal Modzo B. Miller, In shoulder; privates Sol. Stateler, badly in left shoulder; Nelson T. Hammond, badly below knee; Jas. Ptateler, badly left; thigh; James Alley, dangerous through breast; James K. Bishop, slightly in foot', James E, Williamson, finger shot off; George E. Stuutz, slightly in face.
None killed, 10 wounded.
COMPANY d—ME88M0R1 GUARdS.
Killed—Private John B Glenn.
Wounded—Sergeant Gallagher, slight, throngh hand; corporal Guertio, do in right toot; oorporal Harris, severely in left leg below knee; piivate Owens, severe, left leg above knee; Alfred Collins not dangerous, back of neck: Wm Reed, slight, through left forearm- Louis Amiot, not badly, left jaw
One killed, seven wounded. Company B—Manjtowoo And Kswaunee Volunteers.
Killed Capt. Waldo.
Wounded—Privates, Ezra Austin, through right breast and right leg, dangeious; Wm. Baruth, through left leg, badly; JuliusWintermeyer,slight in back of neck; Wm. Kllnn, flesh wound in left arm, slight; A. C. Tufts, flesh wound in right arm; Samuel Gokie, badly, by falling of tree; trescued by rebel captain who gave him water) John Lowell, bruised by ball: Robert Lee, slight in right thumb; Willett 0. Wheeler, right forefinger shot off.
Killed one, wounded nine.
COMPANY F—dEPKRE RIFLES.
Killed—John D. Putnam.
Wounded—Second sergeant Charles Vincent, severely through right thigh; fourth corporal Hudson J Cronk, right forearm andmiddle of left hand; private Henry \Ves,-ott, severely through right thigh, lodging in left; Gregory Mitquiot not dangerous, through neck; James N. Howard, not dingerous, in right leg just above anMe; four others very slightly wounded.
Killed one, wounded five, missing one.
COMPANY 0 —CALUMEt ANd MANItOWOC UNION RIFLES.
Kilted—Private Lucius D. Barker; Newton, wounded, since died; Samuel Bump, John Moseier.
Wounded—Corp. Theodore Josch, through bow. els, very, dangerously; Bugler Henry Seerlsts, heel, slightly, Private John Kief, face badly.
Killed 4, wounded 3.
COMPANY H—FORESt UNION RIFLES,
Killed—Private Henry Peder.
Wounded—Corp. nenry Voss, slightly; Spencer A. Hamblln, slightly; private Edward Gilman, dangerously; Peter Cuttell, slightly; David Carr, slightly; George B. Clark, slightly; Andrew Winegarden, slightly.
One killed, seven wounded, one missing.
COMPANY I—sLACK BIYIR RANGERS.
Killed—Private Thos. Ralson; Fred Cullen; Harvey Frost; Gottlieb Schllntog.
Wounded—Corporall G. S. Travis, leg, slightly; S. D. Parker, In thigh, slightly; Wm. Stenesky, In arm, slightly; Waterman Llchness, in leg, slightly; private Charles Bacon, shoulder, slightly; Henry Ross, severely; George Rutherton, leg, slightly; G. W. Reader, hip, slightly; Joseph Wilson, arm, slightly; Harrison Mazon, arm, finger off; J. W. Kockwood, wounded and missing: Elisha Stockwood, sbonlder and arm, not badly; N. M. Olapp, thigh, slightly; Henry Lincoln, leg, slightly.
Four killed, 14 wounded, one wonnded and mis. sing.
COMPANY K—N0uLE GDARdS— tdAVE ANd COLUMsIA COUNtIES.Jj
Wounded.—id Lieut. M. W. Hulbert, bip, badly; Corporal Horace D. Lyman, hip, badly; Irwin Underwood, leg. flesh wound; private Anthony Korneah, groin, badly; Chas. A. Biice, kaee, badly . Hiram Filkins, not very badly ; Aug. W. Kirby, forearm, slightly; Chas. Larcher, shoulder and skull, not dangerous.
None killed, 8 wounded.
Company A—1 Non-commissioned officer.
ii B—I Private.
"E—1 Commissioned officer.
«' G— 4 Privates.
« H—1 Private.
*« K—None.—Total 14.
Company A—S Privates.
Company B—1 Comuhhsioned officer, 2 Non-commissioned officers and 3 Privates.
Company C—1 Commissioned officer, 2 Non-commissioned officers and 7 Privates.
Company D—3 Non-commissioned officers and 4 Privates.
Company E—9 Private*.
Company F—2 Non-commissioned officers and 3 Privates.
Company G—1 Non-commissioned officer and 2 Privates.
Company H—2 Non-commissioned officers and 5 Privates.
Company I—4 ^on-commissioned officers and 10 Privates.
Compaoy K— 1 Commissioned officer, 2 Non-aommis*ioued officers and 6 Privates.
Total kilted, wounded and missing—93.
List of Killed, Wounded and Missing in \§tk Regiment Wisconsin Volunteers^ h'oL Allen.
Field Officers—Cnl. B. Alten slightly, and Lieut. Col. L. Fairchlld, badly wounded. Company A—Waubuara & Green Lake Hangers.
Killed—Capt. Edward Saxe; 2d Serg't John II. Williams; Private Cyrus B. Howe; George M. Camp died from his wounds.
Wounded—gone down the river—First Sergeant Cooloy Smith, iu shoulder; Private* Reuben Billings, thigh; Peter Bird, head; James O. Champlln, hand; Joshua Eldridge, legs; Truman Hull, toot, John Lurch, legs; John Michaels, leg amputated; w'm. P. Wei bridge, in foot; James Patterson, iii groin; John A. Smith, arm amputated; Newton Whitman, leg; J. H. Kellogg, thigh.
Wounded Id camp—Corp. J. L. Vidal, slightly in leg.
Missing—Lorp. J. M. Marshall; Private George Cronk, Wounded ; Private Bordlne Hawley, wounded.
Killed, 4; Wounded, 16; Mining, 3: twice counted, 2; Total, 19.
Company B—OOoxoxowoO Rirus.
Killed—Corp. J. H. Morris.
Wounded—1st Serg't £. G Wheeler, in both legs severely; Private J. Urobst, in leg severely; T. W. Cross, in Ug severely; E. W. Kills, In foot severely; J. Jargensou, in leg slightly; U. Noncaron" H. Powers, in knee seriously; J. 0. Quiner, in arm seriously; H. J. Ilanes, in head severely.
Missing— Fifer W. W. Drum, Private EH Coughden, J. K. Dexter, E. S Kvcnton, Ohas. Farncrook, Jessie ll-ll, Aaron ItotlenbeOk, L Peabody.
Killed, 1; Wounded, 9; Missing, 8.
COMPANY 0—dOdGE 00. GUARdS.
Killed—4th serg't James P. Wilson; private Gerrit B. Post; Henry Holton.
Wounded—Capt. 11. D. Patch in shon/der, sllghtiy; 2d Lieut. E. M. Hovey, in right hand slightly; 3d sergt., in right hand slightly; eorp. A. 11- Turner, in left arm twice, severely; eorp. F. Rix, in right tide, slightly; private August Fi'kin, received iiw wounds, seriously; do C. 11* McGould, in right leg, severely: do I. U. Hampton, in right thigh, severely; do Win. I. Kruskie.stiitbtly; doM. McMullen, right thigh, severely; do W. H Srevens, right arm, severely; do F. Graham, right arm severely; do Max Morts, woumled a«d missing.
Killed, three; wounded, thirteen; missing, onetotal, 15.
COMPANY If — UNION GUARdS, sA3CB1TtVIU.1.
Killed—Capt. Oliver D. Pease, eorp. Wm. Taylor, private Alphonso llarridgton, do August Wollem, do Louis Pettis, do Chester W. Haskins.
Wounded—Sergeant John 8 Bean, in arm, seriously; eorp. Chas. N. Virgin, slightly, eorp. Michael Walrod, slightly; private O'Brien E. Cook, slightly; Herman Gerrick slightly; Joseph Edwards, slightly; James M. Lyons, slightly; Dennis Delanty, seriously; Josiah W. Fie ds, seriously; Burton K, Towsley slightly; Chas. H. Tracy, slightly; A m. Hamilton, slightly: Daniel Kallahan, slightly; Harrison Fuller, silently; Milo Partington, seriously—leg amputated.
Missing—Lieut. Louis Flashbim.
Killed 6; wounded 14; missing 1. Total 21.
C0MPANY K—AIiAM* COUMtY RIFLES.
Killed—Color Sergeant John P. Mills, 4th Sergeant Joseph L. Holcomb, Privates Louis E. Knight, Irwin L. Rider, Philo Perry, Henry L. Thomas; died of wounds, April 16th, Augustus Caldwell.
Wounded—Corporal Almon Webster, shoulder, severely; Corporal Robert D- Sparks, shoulder, severely; Private Aaron Newcomb, arm, severely; Albert Gates, hand, severely; Oscar R. Brownsoa, both hips, severely; Jesse Crouob, hand, severely; Hosen Hugoboon, shoulder, severely; Henry Llninger, arm, severely; James McPbutus, thigh,severely; Daniel O'Miltiman. side, severely; Perry T. Stivers, neck and shoulder, severely Frank Stowell, neck, slightly: H. D Ely, knee, slightly; John R. Hammond, leg, slightly; George Williamson, chest, slightly.
Miwiog—Thomas B. Smith, Samuel B. Smith, Oliver H. Waite, Michael Kennedy.
Killed, 7; wounded, 15; missing, 4; Total, 26.
COMPANY F—HOHtHERN LIGHTS.
Killed—It. E. Cary, John MeNown, Franklin Prevay, Anthony Morse. Wounded—Captain H. T. Train, In lace, not ser
ious; sergeant X. W. Piersons, in thigh, seriously; corporal A. Dean, do do; corporal Stephen, do, do; corporal Joseph McMurtt, In shoulder, badly; corporal George Speed, face, slightly; private J. F. Bennet, in leg, badly; Wm. O. Bassett, flesh wound in arm; Ebenezur Bonelsu, In shoulder; F. B. Brink, hip, badly, Geo. Blrdsall, leg; John Duckwork, hip; L. S. Clofflln.faoe, slightly; Hiram Higgins, elbow; Archibald McCall, shoulder; John Mclntyre, face; Sam Monroe, arm; Charles Moore, leg; Ole Nelson, leg; Sam'l Pluman, head; Edward Trimble, thigh,: severely; Chas. Ellsworth, arm, slightly; Jonathan Ellsworth, wounded and missing
Missing—Freeman Peacol; John Ferguson.
Killed 4, wounded 24, missing 2. Total 30.
COMPANY 0—COJPPBWA VALLEY GUARdS.
Killed—James N. Walker: privates Oliver H. Browning, Lewis R. Belknap, William Archer, John D. Francisoo. John L. Henigan.
Severely Wounded—Sergeant Michael E. O'Con. nel, in the tht^h; Andrew Chambers, through both legs; James Crawford, through the neck; John M. Jones, through the thigh; James Smith, corporal, through the wrist; Jackman P. Long, in the knee; W. H. li. Bee be, slightly wounded; Noah Barnum, slightly wounded; privates, John J. Pearsons, through both legs; Thomas McGltlon, through both legs, Charles Francisco and Peter Francisco, slightly wounded; Sanders Oo-hran, through both shoulders George Hitter, Wm. Smith and Geo. Odell, slightly wounded; John Toinlinson, in the leg; A. Loomis, slightly wounded; James 0. Hatch do; J. B. Tau Vlack, do: James A. Swan, do, Myron 1J. Bradway, do; Willard W. llarttett, s. L. Benjamin, d».
Missing—Valentine Stock, Chas. Mauck, James Rands.
Killed 6, wounded 24, missing 3.
COMPANY s—YREdWAY PUMAS.
Kilted—Henry Babcock, sergeant; privates Ornil Herrick, George Haskios, Geo. Lmcoln, Chailes Hodge.
Wounded.—David Dilrymple, sergeant ; Asa D. Thompson, do; John Lamb, corporal; Richard Leigh, do ; George J. Kasbaw, do ; Hezakiah White, do; David Collier, private ; Ltveous Raymond, do; Levi 8. Bennett, do; John Blair, do; liiram Bell, do ; John W. Haskins, do; Kdgsr Weed, do : William Saring, do ; Robert Panders, do; Geo. Skeels, do; Frank E. Wicks, do; Chas. Bump, do; Hiram Nichols, do; Leander Roberts,do; Geo. M. Porter, do; William 11. Rice, do; Robert K. Parks.
Missing.—Mills Redbuld, Wm. B. Parks, BenJ. Dean, Henry ParksKilled 5, wounded 23, missing 4.
COMPANY I.—dARLINGTON LIGHt INFANYRY.
Kilted.—1st Lieut. Vail,shot through the breast; private S. Austin, shot in head ; do A. Clifford, head and breast; do M. J. Wooding, shot In breast.
Wounded.—2d Lieut. D. Gray Purman, badly, side and arm; 2d Sergeant W. H II. Townsend, flesh wound in teg; 3d do Uau^hawout, in teg; 1st Corporal P. H. Duinuly, spent ball, stomach; 7th doJ.C. Long, flesh wound, leg; 8*h do W. V. Turck, ehouloVr and foot; privates—Wm. Brewer, spent ball, arm; Geo Burchill, email of the body; F. A. Cherry, in breast; 0. S, French, in band; Jacob Fawcett, in shoulder; Michael Hanley, in side ; 11. C Hall, in the shoulder; H. C. Howard, shoulder; George Long, shoulder and leg: G. W. Pease, leg; M. J. Smith, shoulder; Thos. Pendergrass, wounded In the head; Lemuel Phelps, lag.
Killed 4, wounded 10, missing 1.
COMPANY K—OZAUKEE RIFLES.
Killed—Corporals Ephraim Cooper, W. A. Clark; Privates John Hennesy, Stod. Tousley, W. li. Tousley, Tons. Mannings, Gregory Janlsh.
Severely wounded—Lieut. D. F. Vail, in thigh; Serg't E. D. Bradford, in shoulder: Corp. 0. G.Vollentlne, arm and leg; Corp. S. Trombul, In leg; Privates E. M. O'Neil, In leg and shoulder; B.