Newspaper of The Weekly Ottumwa Courier, June 14, 1860, Page 1

Newspaper of The Weekly Ottumwa Courier dated June 14, 1860 Page 1
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i «. S I V rf- w i tip $ It ilniUwiiiai MMW MftW SERIES, VOL. ft, NO.38 J. W. NOKRIS, Proprietor. I ®{}c (Dttumtoa Courier. 19 PUBLISHED EVERT TFIITR9DAY IN ag^XJO-H'S BUIJ^piNO (UP STAIRS,) 0TTUMWA, WAPELLO JOO^ 10WA, tty JT. W. & G. P. NORMS* E S Iff VARIABLY -IN ADVANCE i0ne eopy, perye*r $1,50 iPourcople* 5,00. •Ten ... 12,00. Twenty" 24,00. Persons wtshlnpr ta •nbscrtb# for a leM time than one jr«ar can do *o by remitting the amount they wish to ba ao appropriated. In no case will we enter new names unless they are accompanied with money. [From Once a Week.] 3f|jUE BETIBJI OF THE FlHEfXY. "We're Into port at laat, Frad, we'ta peaaad tbe bw bor bar. I ate the vane upon the spire blare like a fiery atar. MM town's in sight, I track. aee the cllfh, the very torrents And the windows at 8t. Arthur's flashing all the sun light back. "Iffed, rouse your heart far this, man Just tl)ink of mother's joy, Ajtl of our dear blind father'sprlda you,his jaung est boy. TMtcy bow madcap Mary in a breath will laugh and cry, Aihf, more than all, how on* you know will greet you by and by. "*•7. never look ao white, man remember when we lay Recalm'd for In bay, long days Ml nlghte ia TrialMo'i IM said 'twi uld bring hack life and strength to heart and arm once more, Ceeld you but feel the wlud that breathed along our own old s'lore. •'And now 'tis hem I smell the thyme and brooib from off the down, I Me the yellow gorse that glrdi the hilltop like a crown. 1 Mnnot blame your weakneas, boy, my teari conld almost flow, IMfthlnk of searing all we left three weary yeara ago. **|%n sure they're thinking of at now with anxious hearts at eome, fflftrrant me they've heard long alnce the gallant Firefly's come And little Mary will day, Blushing have tea, hundred times Katie's breast, to­ Sagging a peep through Watter'a glass, and watching on the quay. "We'll not be half an hour at home, ere Katie will be there, like any half bioreae, aeaodeet aa ehe's fair. T^liat! not a word or smile at that? as If I did not know For whom yo'ure bonght the shawl and wreath you're safely atowed below. "Huua! we're come to anchor I aee the atwaaer'a smoke A little time, and we shall sit amid our own dear folk. jM)e, let me help you up, Fred, by this you're rested well." Bat the cheery word* Mi lering V*t(M Mr heedless semes fell. n. sailor boy lay dead and cold upon the aunny deck. A little lock of golden hair bung from bis bended neck. *Twas just as well—he ne'er could know that on his Another's chilu look'd up and smiled before it sank to rest. A Couterl in the Pafillc- That popular band of vocalists, the "Alle ghanians are giving concerts in the Pacific. A published letter from Valparaiso describes Concert at Barotonga, one of the Ilervey Is lands, in January last. We copy a passage or two, and Srst, of THE PAY THEY TOOK. Alter having obtained the "royd com *nand" to give a concert, and Mr. Gill prom ised us the use of the school house, which is A rery large one story building, we presented to their "royal highness" a complimentary card of admission then taking our hats And backing ourselves to the door, bowing an.l scraping in the most respectful and ap proved courtly style, during this retrograde movement, we quitted the "royal pres «»ce." Pur agent immediately fot Qjp A iATge "porter," Announcing that BT BOTAL COMMAtt of KING MAKEAV., -4P* and the BAROTONUA NOBILITY, THE ALLEGHANIAN3 will give a GRAND CON SRT at the SCHOOL HOUSE TBIFL AFTERNOON, AT 4 O1CLOCK, Jan. 19th, 1860. Prictof Admmion :—Ticketstoadmit one I hog or 2 pigs: or 1 turkey or 2 chickens AT 25 cocoa-nuts or 20 pine apples or 2 bun fkes banans —children, half price. By two o'clock our arrangements were so ftr completed that we commenced the sate of tickets. The place selected for this purpose was under a large thatched roof. The crowd around this spot had been grad ually increasing for an hour previous, and by this time the excitement had become intense what with the squealing of hogs and pigs, gobbling of turkeys, crowing of roosters and eAckling of hens, ratling of cocanuts, spilling And squashing of oranges and limes, the rol ling of pumpkins under feet, taken altogether with the Bable like jargon of the natives, formed the most laughable public excite ment I ever witnessed. The confusion was •0 great, the swine and poultry having evi dently entered into the excitement with as much spirit and earnestness as the human population, all apparently vieing with oach Other in trying to make the most noise, that we found it would be impossible to stick 10 our "regular prices" for tickets so we con Concluded to take everything that was bro't with which to buy tickets, and furnish every 4Me with ticket*. ^While it required twelve of the ship's crew fa receive the "currency," placing each kind on its respective pile, that is, putting the hogs, tied by the legs in one place, the poul ts tied eight or ten together, in another, A«d the oocA-nuts, pineapples, banans, pumpkins, oranges, &c\, filed each kind by itself, it required four or five persons to dis- 4JlJbute the tidits. TUB ACMBXCE AN® TOW* MmiA i. By four o'clock nineteen hundred and six & one tikets had been disposed of, snd eve Ijpthing tfent had been offered in the w^y of f»y hsd been received. The door WAS opined and the squefcing, tugging, pulling, order to get the best place just the same Afl a similar purpose, in our more civilized And enlightened "down east' community the crowd of savages having, however, one told us how grateful were their feelings to ward us for a visit to their island, and he hoped we would remain with them forever. He alo promised that, before we parted with them, thev should sing us one Some one immediately comenced, and Jehorah hath triumphed, hi* people arc free In order to get At the Amount of the re ceipts in dollars and cents, I have valued everything at about New York retail prices 70 hogs, at $• each, $850 0*1 93 turkeys at $1 each, 93 00 110 chickens at 38 cts each 44 OS 16,000 C' coa nuts at 12 ctseAch....1,8*20 00 5,7 0 pine-apples at 12 cts ea?h... .683 05 418 hunches bananas, averaging To t» the bunch, making 21,350 bananas, at 6 cts ench 1,18100 600 pumpkins at 15 cts. each*.......90 O 2,700 oranges at 2 cts. oach.,...... 54 00 Limes, mats, fans, &c., aboqt 25,00 Total $4,810 08 Altogether, we think this Pacific tour must be the very romance of concert giving. Railroad' Collision. From thot)ally Time", June 2d. Yesterday morning an excursion train started from this city, having on board be tween thirty and forty invited guests, main ly citizens of this place, who had accepted an invitation from Herman Gelpcke, Esq., to pass over the Dubuque Western Railroad and dine with him at the Fisher House in Anamosa. The trip out was a highly satis factory oue. Everything that could in any way conttibute to the comfcrt of the guests had been provided by the liberal managers of the Road the day was fine the counry along the rout was clothed in its most gor geous verdure the dinner at the Fisher House by Peaslee could not have been sur passed, and was followed by toasts, and songs. About 4 o'clock the company took the train for home, and had reached a point about a half a mile bi»vond Worthington Station, when in turning an abrupt curve. The cars were badly smashed up. the fol lowing people were injurad. Mr. Hopper, of Anamos. had two of his ribs broken and his left hand and ri«t badly smashed, so that itbecamo necessary to am putate his arm. Though his wounds are severe, they are not considered dangerous. Judge Hemstcad had his lij-s severely cut tooth knocked out, And A deep wound jipon one of his logs. P. Quigley received a severe bruise upon back, from which he suffered a great deal of pain. W. W, Hamilton received internal in jurfes-to what extent it is not yet Ascer tained. W. T. Barker received severe brafos and cuts upon his legs, none of which are consid ered dangerous. W. B. Allison was seriously injrred on the breast by the stove falling unon him.— He is now confined to his bed, unable to ren der himself any assistance. A. B. Cmuings had Uw right shoulder dislocated* J* A. Pinto received a severe cut upon the nose, and bruised upon his body—noth ing serious. Gen. Hodgdon was badly cut And braised about the face and head. Will. Browne, General Freight Agent of the Company, had one of his hands injured by jumping from the train. We are gratified to learn from the physi cians attending the wounded that none are consMered to be dangerously injrued- and haulling commenced—in an instant it seemed as if every one in that great throng Rev. ^r. Fuller ilt imore, in a recent was sudenlr impressed with the idea that he «t one of the «»ijrious anniversanes or she must be nrst one to enter the door, in smashed clothing torn from their ba. ks, or Iers losing pocket-books, as thov passes* none of!into these little frivolties of fashion. I costume I old days of Adam and Eve.'* now TIIEY MANTFESTKD TrrBIK PLEASURE. As soon as we had concluded our perfor mance, one of the native teachers arris in New the whole congregation quiCKiy joined in sing ingthe good old piece of sacred music, enti tled "Smmrt the lnnd timbrel o'er Kjrvpt* dark sea, They all sang three or four hymn tunes which had been taught in their school—two of them were popular tunes, composed by able by human muscles, it receives fabric so my old music teacher, Lowell Mason. Thi« delicate that a rude touch would rend it, and is the fifth island we have visiled in the Pa- imprints'upon, in the twinkling of an eye, cific, and on every one of which I have that which it cost hours to compose. It heard sung by the natives, the same goo i flings off sheet after sheet to entertain, in* struct, regenerate and bless the earth.— old familiar home tunes of Lowell Mason. THE SINOERS COt'lST CP TIJE RECEIPTS. Soon after the concert was over, I took a preciate the influence of the press as an walk down to the market to examine the re- agent for the diffusion of knowledge, wheth ceipts. It occupied twenty-four men one er it be in volume-:, pamphlets, or above all day and a half, with four largo while boat*, through the daily newspapers, the moral in to get them on board ship, distant one mila. from the shore. i thi engineer of the excursion train saw the T'10 reptiles kept up a constant hissing noise outward bound regular train no more than twenty rods ahead, and approaching him up on the same track. He had no time to whistle down the breaks or even reverse his engine when the collission occurred. A lad by the name of Perry Waldron made a narrow escape from being killed, by jumping from the engine just as the trains come together. The Illinois Republican contains the fol lowing obituary notice of A once popular an imal: Disn.—At (Charleston, S. C., on the 3d ${ist., the old and well-known horse Democ racy. The above named horse WAS sired by Thos. JefFeraon, Aad dAm(oAd lqr & 1 Douglas. mm Tti I'r^HS. York» great advantage over the enlightened crowd I IK)vvdor ^neath it will go two miles, and do that is they are no dan-er of getting hats !its errnn1 the i^ring tribute to "the press." Who can measure the power of the press! An ounce of lead, molded into a bullet and put into a minnie rifle, with a few grains of in *n cffl^^ient no nin" thev still cling to the fashions of "the good mHcs and do ,ts errand effectively, not on One man merely, but on millions and though oceam, rivers and mountains may intervene. and manner ifit encotint- °hstaelos. B«it that ounce of lead made and Pl,t into ono of IIoo's liSht- Panting presses, will go thousands of A sttam printing press! Did you ever go ^,vn in one of the spacious vaults beneath your sidewalks hero and watch the mon sters! Why, my friends, I feel .like taking off my hat to the huge machine. [Laughter.] Tt seems to be ,ivin* sonsr.|iel's thing--»ne of Ezek- living creatures with "the hand of a man ™d the sound of many waters, and the living ,. ,, eye in the wheel" It asks me no nourish- ment, knows no weariness. How it strips itself to its work, and toils on with a strength that mocks to scorn the might of a giant, and with a clamor as ifit would shiver to pieccs every substariA in its grasp and yet. with a delicacy and precision unattain- N »neof us have yet begun to begin toap- stitution which has revolutionized not only the literary but the commercial and political world. If you have read the Constitution you will remember that there .are only two es tates in ngress—-th? Senate an 1 House of Representatives, but a third estate has sprung up occupying during the session of i Congress, a seat higher than that occupied by the Senators and Representatives them selves, and which continues in session long after Congress adjourned, every where and At all times. It is composed of the reprsen tAthres of the press. Fight With Snakes. Mr. .Jam™? Lank ford, of Fearing township had a severe fight with three enormous spot ted black snakes, on Monday morning last. He had been repairing a harrow by the side of a large tree, in one of his fields when a strange sensation passed over hrn, which paralized him to such an extent as to render him almost powerless. He felt concious that danger was approaching, yet he seemed un able to save himself. He heard a rustling noise on the tree beside him, and was par tially arroused from this stupor by a snake six feet and four inches long and seven inch es in circumference, striking him on the back passing over his shoulder, arrouivl his body and under his arms. A second snake im mediately coiled itselfaround his body. See inga third approaching, and aroused to des peration, he seized an ax which he fortun ately had with him, and by a lucky blow, severed it in two, six inches back of its head. This one was five feet and eight inches long. Mr. Lanford then turned his efforts to ridding himself of his other two foes, then beginning totighen themselves unpleasantly around his breast. A severe contest ensued lasting fifteen or twenty minu'es, during which Mr. L. was thrown down several tim«s. and emitted a fetad sicknening odor. At length, the largest snake, in endeavoring to strike Mr. L. in the mouth, at which it made repeated efforts, was seized by the back of the neck, between Mr. Lanfords teeth, and ltterally crushed. The snake instantly un coiled and threw itself from him to the ground, kors bi rtombnt. The third one did the same, and made his escape, Mr. L. being too much exausted to make any attempt to pursue it. It was a n irrow escape Mr. L. who is a former, and whose veracity is un questioned. We had the narration from his own lip*.—yfiriettn Home Yir*. YOU»£ Aui:'vioa Wonders. Why mamma keeps BHdget at home from church to work all day, and then says it is wicked for me to build tny rabbit house on Su.iday? Won ler why our minister bought that pretty cane with the lion's head on top, an? then asked me for my cent to put into the missionary box. Didn't I want A Jews ham just ss much he wanted the cane. Wonder what mnVen pappa tell all of thoe nice storiesto visitors about his hiding the master's rattan when he went to school, and a*MHit his running away from the school mistre-s when she was going to whip him, and then shut me up all day i.i a dark room because I tried just once to see if I could be as smart a boy as he was Wonder why mamma tells pap he Is cross when he com»s home at night and says the tea is cold, and then tied a handkerchief over my mouth so that I can neither speak or breathe because I said ho was cross Wonder what made papa say that big word when Betsy upset the ink all over his papers, and then slap my ears cause I said it when my kite string broke? Wonder why mamma told Batsey, the oth er day, to sav she was not at home when Tommy Day's mother called, and therr puts me to bed without any supper every time I tell a lie Wonder what makes papa, when he is tel ling mamma how much money he has made in the month, and all about how he m^de it, say "Little pitchers have great ears?" O, dear, there are lots of things I not to know. HOW I WUh I WAS A TDAB, OTTtJMWA, rOWA, THURSDAY, JUNE 14, I860. (•aribaldi in Sicily. "What will Garibaldi do f" was the uni versal question when, less than a year ago, the two Emperors concluded a peace at Sol ferino. That his restless and active spirit would not be quiet till Italy was free and'that reasons of state in other countries would weigh little with him till that consumntion was At tained, was the universal opinion. He has justified their hopes and expectations and has. ere this, it is to he hoped, achieved the freedom ofSicily. It is a new complication of Italian affiirs, not without immense sig nificance and though we need not stop to consider preHs-elv what the effect will be, we may at least, indulge the hope that it will be as wholesome and invigorating as true cour age and disinterested patriotism, when back ed by cool judgement, always are. seems, started on the 5th from Genoa. Having seiz»d two steam ers belonging to a private company, and sup plying himself three days after with guns and ammunition from the fortress of Orbite! lo. Garibald' landed at Montalboon the 10th, in Papal It Uy. Here he issued a proclama tion, leading the Governmeut to suppose that he was about to march to the Abruzzi. His force amounted to only 2,000 men at the utmost, and with this small body, while the Neapolitans were concentrating troops on the Roman frontier, he effected a landing the n»xt day at Marsala. He was chased by two Neapolitan steam frigates, but fortu nately the presence of an English frigate was the reason or the excuse for not making an attack upon them. The two hours thrs gained enabled the intrepid leader to land his little band an 1 stores, and to repeal the Neapolitans who oprosnd "Hary time, Sir During the Convention At Chicago, A party of Iowa boys and their friends were discus sing the merits of various candidates pro posed, at their rooms in the Trenaont House Some one remarked that Mr. Seward would gel the German vote to a certainty, but! would lose that of the Irish, because of the interference and dictation of their spiritual advisers. A Milesian lass who was diligent-' Iv engaged in cleaning up the room hereup on turned round and earnestly facing the! speaker, exclaimed, "Nary time, sir nary time, sir? Mr. Seward will get the Irish vote —he is in favor of educating the whole peo ple, and the Trish will vote for him—the priests can't hold them Of course there was a pe. feet shout of approbation over this unexpected clincher, and Bridget resumed her employment very much raised in the es timation of many who heard her emphatic and decisive speech, and the story itself be gan to go the rounds soon, discomfiting cer tain croakers most effectual'^.—Davenport Gazette. A "PWOTISO" Tiira.—One of the Chicago Convention, anxious to see the show from the gallery of lie Wigwam, tried to pass by the Doorkeeper, when he was told that no gentleman could ent'»r unless accomnained by a lady. Not to be bluffed he waited the entrance of an apple woman and undertook to pass himself in under her protection. The doorkeeper told him that dodge had been "played out" at an early stage of the game. Back went our persevering friend and waited untill the impracticable doorkeeper had had time to forget him, and then closely follow ing a remarkably well dressed female, he lightly grasped her shawl, and for the third time presented himself for admission.— "Hold on sir, you can't go in," said the door keep-r. "Well, then let my wife come out I am not ing to trust her in there among all hesp ruffians, alone!" indignantly* ex clai 1 id, our friend. "Is that your wife?** "W.'ll it is." said the gentleman from Wi consin. The doorkeeper turned the well dressed female around, and exhibited to the horrified gaze of our friend the rekly (Dtfnnuua (foitfitf. n»ry his coming. Two of his men only were killed, but one of his steamers was captuml and the other sunk, a cutting-off of retreat which, it is not at all likely, he regretted. The landing once made, he relied, no doubt, upon "native swords and native ranks," and with the help of the in surgents in the mountains, with whom, it Is supposed, he intended to put himself into immediate communication, he assured him self of th* accomplishment of the liberation of Sicily. The insurrection there was in full and hopeful progress before his arrival the presence of such a leader will give it new vigor, and may push it to a speedy and suc cessful termination. repulsive lin aments of a gr easy nigger wench, "su thin'drapped." and when our friend'revived. he took the train for MAdison.—Mtdi JM/i Argva and DeiA. A young bachelor who bad leen appoint ed deputy sheriff, was called on to serve an attachment against a beautiful young widow. Ha accordingly calle 1 upon her and said. "Madam, I have an attchment for you." The widow blushed and said she was hap py to inform him that his attachment was 'cipmcated." "You do not understand me: you must proceed to court." I know it is leap year, sir, but I prefer you'd do the courting.' "Mrs. P., this is no time (br trifling, the justice is waiting." "The justice? Why, I should prefer A parson.". A Democrat being askud to give some thing towards defraying the expenses ofja new exploring voyage to the North Poles, de clined. on the ground that the object was "sectional," and that he "knew no North." Besides, he added, the Pole might h* used to stir up bis party. The defeat of the Chicago nominee is im possible, as A. Link in the Republican chain adds to its length and strengthttot to b« 'broken by sham Democracy. 4 ft*}* iiipipipiBiiP Pf*. 4 ..M.- .« *.* jjjf&y. Tlac Cattle DSca^e. Mwrj, of Got. TinnTrx -Thf /)?V"v tfew\ ance, it is said. »n the neighborhood of New ark, New Jersey. This is very near to be contagious, or, at any «te, as it spreads from herd to herd, and from locality to locality, wherever an infected animal is bro't measures should bo taken instantly to pre vent, as far as possible, its further diffusion. Pleuro pneumonia is the nsmc generally given toil, but in th1 report of Mr. Amasa The precise origin of this disease does not seem to be clearly determined. The traces of it are referred to the high moun- tainous region of the Jura. mEurone. whence peared in Fnnce about the year ,840. in Eniland, Scotland and Irekn the quent year. Its ravages, however, have been most extensive in Holland, and it is supnosed to have come to this country from Holland, about one year ago. Two or three .. tivate months since, it attracted a great deal of at tention in Massachusetts by the number of deaths it occasioned, and the Legislature considered it so serious in its effects as to apnoint a commissioner, in order to invest? gate it. and to extripate it if possible. The Commissioners were fmthorized and required to visit without delay the several places in the Commonwealth where the disease was known or suspected to exist, and were em piwered to cause all cattle which had been diseased, o.* had belonged to diseased herds, to premises where they were kept cleansed Gov. Banks called an extra session of the Legislature this week, to hear a report of their labors. It aprmrs that all suspected herds have been examined, and many cattle have been isolated by orler of the Commis sioners. Eight hnndoH and forty-two have been slaughtered, for which compensation has been allowed bv the Commissioners to the amount of $20,432 83. The Commis sinner* adopted tiro courses the of animals suspected of being affected, and the isolation of others which had been ex posed to infection. In Europe three modes of extripating the disease have have bsen acted upon, viz. :—slaughter, isolation »nd inoculation. The Governor is of opinion that the Legis lature, instead of assuming hereafter amounts and purified-to appraise in their discretion, ^exrosed snrf^e thevalu, of the cattle killed whv-h were "J®?T anparently well, and certify to the Governor ordered to be paid by the Commissioners, i T! V should fix beforehand the amount to be allowed in each class of esses. He also sug gests a prohibition of the export, to other States, of infested cattle or cattle which have been exposed to infection, though he seems to be in doubt, of the right of a State to enact such a prohibition. Governor inks Rays very truly that this subject does not concern New England alone but that all the States are deeply interested I in it and in proof of the fact he cites from the census the number of cattle in the coun try liable to be assailed by the distemper.— The neat cattle in th' United States in 18 »0, he says, numbered 18,378.000. Estimatin the number at the present time upon this basis, by adding 20 per cent, to the number as the natural increase in 10 years, it will now exceed 22,000,000. The number of milch cows returned to the census bureau for 1850 was over six millions, and the number of wojrking oxen was nearly a million and three-quarters. The value of butter, cheese, and milk not used for butter and cheese, re turned in 1850, as a portion of the agricultu ral product, according to the estimate of Prof. Tucker, exceeded eighty million dollars To this must be added an equal sum as the valne of cattle slaughtered (br this market, and the value of the labor of nearly a million yoke of working oxen at the present time, estimating their labor for a year at twenty dollars per yoke, nml the aggregate value of this yearly product exceeds one hundred and eigety million dollars. There is but one agri cnl'ural product ef equal importance, that oflndian corn. To theaggregate thus stated must be ad del the value of the cattle them selves, which, estimated at twenty dollars per head, amounts to nearly $-70,000,000. Upon the basis of the census of 1850 this interest involved a value of products and property equal to $4-d^,000,000. The ave rage in ten years may be safely esti mated at twenty per centum, and this wouM make the same values equal for the present year to $540,000,000. These are formidable figures, and we trust will have the effect of arresting the attention, not only of the authorities, but of the agri cultural societies which may do a great deal towards arresting the spread of the evtL $"he Iifft'reuc«. MV. Hwaurex, the groat Gevifwm omtor at the Republican meeting at the State House on Saturday night, gave graphic explanation of the difference between the Northern ami Southern wings of the Democ racy. He said the Northern wing or Doug lasites are opposed to freedom, while the Southerners are in favor of Slavery. The distinction exactly—just the difference be tween tweedle-dum and furnedlii Springfield (III Journal. There are in IOWA 139 liasonie Lodges, and 3 ,000 members. .3,=W! 'CaiMo of oration of trie Soil. i J,T«y-Iu /V" Tbe Bdtfmom RaM B^wUr «]n.— us, and must render the farmers and lairvmen of our own State not a little anxious as to the fate of their stock. As the disease appears I "In this new country, npon which the first I ii The maladv which has carried ofTso many rlirit.„,n ..] ^".caaro. dining the recent convention. i r.uropean settlements were made but A little V wh«. will, east of the Alleghany mountains, we are constantly meeting with old fields, worn into pullies. or covered with sodge, and per-1 fectly valueless in their present condition for I npricjUuraT 1 In England, on the contrary, during the last half-century, the crops instead of diminishing in quantity, have been increased in the product to the WrfW Dr. T'KM:«4. .h, B* I"™"* »,nall ^nmg. hoop, from the Aowft. UsMitnr". itii terrnM tho Pulra*-1,*" "ref"° can proceed from no other ca'ise than careless anfi 5f better than a sterile waste. Where the fields were not sufficiently exhausted to be !lT illy0a\°^tiVatiT' emises where they were kept cleansed tobacco and shallow p'o^ng, and i reck and Council he alhwaaces made to the Tf' owners of the cattle. f' Thev have b~»n at work evar rinea. and ^, °mmen'edTf prnper r0 '°n o cr^s 1 11 i mummrn acre by more than 50 per cent. Yet the dies as they made tlwir appearance through' land there has been under cultivation more jthe8CUttlei 1 M„™„, i, »«l to Aftr fro™ the ™"!. .^".7.2^ The 'Th^ miry. i but suddenly the feat was accomplished, acre as those of any pneumonia in the Fiot that it is contagious,1 .^inii,iiir„i which the latter is not. remarkable decrease in our agnc I.IUIai OLD $EmES, vol. TS.KO.f* TKUH!S~tt,d0.lai Ad\««t« Uvitini ont of a Ditoimnft. A* exchanjp relates the following amosii* )ne.,,„nt wWc)l fa slat(,, to hsre tlwk mrn,ify do""n- Agricultural i products which statistical tables indicate, hole, once mure expanded into their orij* slovenly fanning. The fatal defect in the old system of farming with us was. that'__arj J-, "t •, it irxliiiHv onrrM into Holhml, En-- '1 '."'n !»„.i.N-., En^nd and A,,«t„lia. It .p V «!»n t, t,e ln- .cco was our Staple production. It was what wheat has pnAMf hAfl ein/ta nA/iAmA fKa since become—the CT.0P.- &?d .Pn°? is5de a steady demond stimulated him to cul- I e in a negligent manner as many acres of this plant as the number of his field hands would admit of putting under the plow.— A succession of crops taken from the same field, without rest or intermission, speedily wore the life oat of it. Fresh lands were cleared, which were subjected to the same ruinous treatment, until in the course of a few years, thousands of acres of as fertile soil as the world can boast became but little larly ,f taP roote(J had been allowed to succeed fibrous-rooted plants if the manure of the barn-yard, and th wood ashe3 )f the house fires, had been husbanded if shells, or lime, or marl had replaced the alkaline constituents which had I been taken from the soil by previous crops if plaster had b3en permitted to exert its singular influence upon the growing clover, and if the latter instead' of being cut and carted off the land, had been turned under folorn would have been more fertile at day than they were when the plow the first furrow in the virgin soil." ^r^en in- cautioned ri0t turned The Old Oaken Bucket. The following reminiscnce of Samuel Woodworth possesses sufficient interest, we 11 our readers. It is a portion of a private letter, private recertly received from one whose authority in the matter cannot be questioned. In ref erence to the period of the production of the "Old Oaken Bucket." the writer says "It was written in the spring or summer of 1917. The family were living at the time in Duanestreei. The poet came home to dinner one very warm day, having walked from his office, somewhere near the foot of Wall street. Being very much heated with The Visitor's Trunk. What A sound that is—the hanging down of the preliminary trunk, without its claim ant to give it the life which is borrowed by all personal appendages, so long as the own er's hand or eye is on them! Ifit announce t'»e oming of one loved and longed for. how we delight to look at it, to sit down on it, to caress it in our fancies, as a lone} exile walking ont on a windy pier yearns toward the merchantman lying alongside, with the colors of his own native land at her peak, and tho name of the port he sailed from long ago u)i.»n her stern But if it toll the near approach of the undesired, inevitenble guest, what found short of the muffled noises made by the undertakers as thoy turn the cor ners in the [dim lighted house, with a low shufflj*»f the feet and whispering caution, '^irres such a sense of knocking-kneed col lapse with it as the thumping down in the ront entry of the heavy portmanteau, ramm ed with the changes of fflviinff weeks?—Da. HOLMES. MEAT BAI.I.S.—A savory way of preparing meat, in the form of Meat ills, made thus Cold hoi Id or raw beef, o: pork chopped very fine put into a dish together with eg s—one to each half pound of uvit—crumbs of light bread, soaked and tnashe I fine, a couple of medium sized onions, chojped,(may lie omit ted. if not liked.) season'to taste, with salt, if the meat is fresh, pepper, nutmeg and al spice, and form into eg^ shaped balls, with the hand. If too moist to form well, add A little flour, and fry in p' nty of lard. ence. Few disputes are so large that they cannot be covered with A tAble-cloth .- ofllxJH, desired to enjoy a bird's eve viw ofth. dty gni ffp th#t pa coxv][J^\ hv some gallant gentleme® to the rfK)fora hrxh hui|dfnsf. When thelf reached the ladder leading to the small scti||» tle holG) it becarn„ desirabK of cours,?f w the gentieTnen difJ an(j to ascend first. This they ,3kfn? tlie fond* of the young la- hanck.-j, or rathei than a thousand vears. Now it has been I, uponthero»f. A* thev rose though tt» dragged the* »n'1 and mnr" mmprtsM*' HE hoops, bursting forth from the scufe" i inal rotundity. After enjoying the scetMf forsome tim^ the party started for the dowl-5 !war(1 voyage, but then came the rub. While it had been comparatire ea«y lor the Mi„ (0 thr„„ph ,he scutlIt..h,^ wards, it wa» a difficult task when the c*1 vl~ ft UIU1V.UII lAMi WIlCIl 111" UU|* tom of the hoopq had t0 be compressfd ]nW the 8ame space for the descent. When orw was squeezed in the other remained oxM When the front was fltti to^ther of the together ai^ pushed through the hoK the back would sticking up at an awkward elevation. Ntf j,)ints of stove P'P». ever caused so much labor and vexation AS did the attempt to compress those large ho"ptf into that little opening. After seveml ineffectual efforts, but one way out of tfje dilemma appeared. The gentlemen were rjh» quired to descend while some mysterio^| operation was performed, and were particft* t0 ca]je(j COrnS,1C:|t*ey their Whi'e Thlre teri°US Cir°le9 he?in",n2' come up again until When the signal was given, ai|4 signal was given, a once more mounted to no the ro fair companions were discovered P,ants iladies to their chamber, and "Mary Ann" wac StarB­ S,imneSS Uncrinolin** nWrbj tW° h"^' °f skc,eton nes The de8cent was then easi,jr I complished, a rush was made by the young »n o was despatched on A salvage expedition |f the roof( (Jf ^ie i bring in the remaining portiflMlr 'Harmony" on the President.- "Harmony.'' the correspondent of th* Mobile Register, tells very funny but veiy extravagant stories on the President, AS wit- ness )o#kIni5 h„r0„ the following and this The Japannese toys will amuse the Presi dent for a few days, and that excitement will drown the remorse the President must feel at the fall of his agent, Fowler. WhAt an unhappy old hachelor! Had JeemA married young he never would have become in his old age the remorseless, vindictive oMf grej'hound that he is. Last Saturday his steward Asked the Pres- ident what he should buy for dinner on Su* Tha day. The President was writing and plied: "Sanders, G—d—him." the exercise, he poured out a glass of water most raw, with plenty of blood in it. XofT New York pump water—and drank it at go." a draught, exclaiming as he placed tha tum bler on the table. "That is very refreshing, but how much more refreshing would it be to take a good long draught this warm day, from the old oaken bucket I left hanging in my father's well at home." Hearing this, the poet's wife, who was always a suggestive body, said, 'Samuel, why wouldn't that be a pretty subject for a poani The poet took the hint, and under the inspiration of the moment, sat down and poured out from his very soul those beautiful lines which have immortalized the name of Wooworth."—jV. Y. Home Jonrnnl. iV, "Sir, I asked the President what fee weald have for dinner "Ike Fowler, another treacherous hound said the President. "I am going to mArket, sir, %g^ I Aiked what I should buy for dinner on Sunday "Oh! Ah! Yes, I understand! Buy fifte«B pounds of beef, tender, and cook it rare, 'Yes, sir, will do AS the President wish­ es." You will discover by this conversation the ferocious state of the President's minp.' "Do you love and adore your country?" asked a leading Washington physician of A Hoosier Douglas delegate. "God knows I do," WAS the honest re piy- "Would you wish to see your beloved President of the United States in a luuatkt asylum?*' "God forbid." '.'Then don't vote to nominate Douglas, so sure as he is nominated the senses of President will leave him, and he will go stark raving mad, a »d bile everybody." The Douglas delegates started, but sai'i nary a word. Mr. Fowler, the late defaulting Postmaster has, it is said, fled to some part of South America. Whea we look at the dis^racelill transactions revealed by the Covode Coife mitte, doesn't it seem a burning shamjl^ that, while Mr. Fowler has had to away, Mr. Buchanan hadn't ?—[£OH nal. Joxw- WONDKK WHAT SMITH MEANS?—In The dtffe-en'T between hair bed, is defined Good dinners have A harmonizing influ-1 usual. «gjc The only persons who are always lima* are those who are always dull. v look­ ing over the proceedings of an Ohio Sundpy School Convention, we find the following rt}A» olution, offered by Mr. Smith, a pious a^l promising poung lawyer: h*lorc.d, That a committee of ladies aiWl gentlemen be appointed to raise children ftr the Sabbath School. It is ft well authenticated fact that a "i Mr. in Connecticut, when lat confined, WAS de livered of a young colt! Her husband is the patentee o:' a celebrated revolver. a bear head and a to be UiSt on flees for shelter, and the othft IA A abeiUr lor fleas. .... The people are emphatically for Douglas for President against any and *11 others.— En filer. What people? Show Httftttp. Tho bridge over the Rock ver on tW Chicago and Rock Island Railroad has betflr so br repaired tint the trains piss over it j#

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