Good for the Thirsty soldier.
--Extreme thirst is one of the most severe trials the active soldier has to encounter.
During a long march and on the field of a long and hotly contested battle, he is often almost overcome with fatigue and thirst.
An old frontiersman, who has had much experience on the Western
borders and on the plains, suggests to us the following as the best remedy and preventive of thirst that has ever been discovered: After a meal take the coffee grounds, boil them over again, and pour it off into your canteen, and let it cool for your next march.
It is not only nutritive and stimulating, but it will quench the thirst more effectually than water.
It will go two or three times as far as water.
Also, take the coffee grounds, after being thus used, dry them, and put them in your pocket, and chew them at intervals on the march, or during any arduous service, and they will likewise repress thirst and satiate greatly the cravings of hunger.
This course has been tried with the most gratifying results, and is worthy of a trial by every soldier in the service.--Nashville Patriot.