To destroy Bed-Bugs.–Make a decoction of sassafras bark or root, not so strong as to stain the furniture, and scald the wainscoting of your rooms, once a year, and I will engage that a bug will never enter it. This I know from experience. An Old Man.
To keep off Fleas.–Keep in or about your bed a sprig of Pennyroyal or put on your bed clothes a few drops of the essence. The smell of the Pennyroyal will keep off the fleas. This I know from experience. Another Old Man.
From the Middlesex Gazette (Middletown, Conn.), Thursday, July 22, 1819.
George Carson Out on Bail
Hartford, Conn., July 22.–George Carson, who was arrested in New-York several months ago for complicity in the Middletown (Conn.) Savings Bank robbery, has been released from the Middletown County Jail under a $3,000 bail. His trial comes off in September.