Newspaper of The Weekly Ottumwa Courier, July 21, 1864, Page 1

Newspaper of The Weekly Ottumwa Courier dated July 21, 1864 Page 1
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•**P •hwy •HP s E W S E I E 8 V O I.NOIV 4. Wf10BRII,Pr«prlci«r ®|c (Dttumtoa Courifi,' IS PUBMSI1ED EVBRT E S I N V A I A V I N A V A N E One copy,perjeer $1,7 Pour copies" T,OS. Ten l' JW~la,1964. j. T7~(IACKWORTH, ATTORNEY AT LAW ANI) NOTARY rHIIMCr ''All professional business entrusted to him will be promp'ly attended to. SprcUl attention will be given to collectlona, eK ttfination Title* and conveyancing. HTOilict at Court Houa e .In Ottuanwa, Iowa. Ottumwa, Iowa, Oct. ttkh, I86S. B. J. BOULTON. HAKKU AND CONFECTIONER PA««T nTfttirr, Foca nooan BAITT or TBB RORTAAAOVM OTTUMWA, IOW\f Machine Crack era and Confectionery of ever) va?}# |f at Wholesale and Retail. PartleMadUiUlMupplledontkoahortoa ittfit, H-U-cb.Sl«. •ft "^KINVARD H. SMBS orney & Counselor at Lnw And Solicitor in Chancery. Office over Walker Hore, oppoiite tJje Ottlimr* IImisc, UlHUWi, low A. ^tt Ii uow well prepared to procure the $100 Uouoty and back pay of aoldlera, and all juat clalma mgmtunt ttie liovcruiaent. Chargoa no4arat(,ipi) •oIliiiiK uul««» claiwr arc allowed. w u'. is. UtJ fi #5 TnCRSDAT IN POST OFFICE BUILDING. CORNER or SEOOSD AND MARKET STREETS, OTTUMWA, WAPELLO CO., IOWA J. W. NORRIS, EDITOB, 1 ..., lio#. Twenty" ti.i,... 90,M. Persons wishtngtosubsorlbe for less time than •••year, ca n do so by remitting the amount they wish tOfce *o Appropriated. In no case will we enter new Mines unless iliey are accompanied with the cart. J. W. K0RRI8. W ii T. CHARLES HOTEL. BY JOHN N. SIMONS. iCsrner of Court and Second 8U., OTTUMWA, IOWA pood eating, ciean beds, good company andrtA* liriible charge*. Mouse refitted and tarnished newly throngh «Wt. May 18, 18M-S IS. JJOOT AND SHOE MAKER, N. WACHTLEFT* 1 'Main MtMt, one door east of the Express 01H 4c«ep« constantly on hand a good assortment of leather, and Ii always ready to accommodate MM (•were with good work In hla Hpe. Repairing done on abort nolle*. ay apt* 188*. KRANER & MILLER, Dealeri In STOVES, TIN, COPKR, JAPAN AND HHKET-IKON VV AHE, Corner of Preatand MnrfcelBtrcets, #lTTrinWA, IOWA. ,lurch li), lMM-tf R. S. R. MITCHEL, OTTCMWA, !OWA. Office—over Temple'* Clot lilng Store. Residence—At Mr». Mndge's, Front Bt __ J. S. WALKER, WhoUtale and Retail DeaUr in DRV GOODS, GROCERIES, CJlothinar, Hardware* Queentwnfei HATS, CAP8, BOOTS, SHOES, GUM GOODS, FCR8, NOTION)!, Ac.,Ac. Pltectly oppoiite tho Ottumwa Honae (ront Sfeet, OttUiasWA, l«WI, Aug. 80,1862-2614-y sissojsr,",v •waji a mv i~•nti HAVINO PRRMANRNTI,? JOCATSP IN WW city, offers tils gervleei to tbe cit)*ens of towp and Vicinity. All work war rated. Ladle* waited on »t tbelr residence*, if detlred. Teeth inaerted from one to an eo*lre«*tt, oMkor fey nteaii!) of spring* or atmoipherlc preaaure. Otricc,at hierejldeBfc,un M»rket«traol. jjKeb.A. 1361. "a I V I I A 8 U HAMILTON, A 1 O N K V 8 A A W OTTDMfTA.IOWA. t*Orrice over E. W. BefU'C tlttofttetS, A F. W. SMITH. i E A N A I O Firm door east of tA« OUwinira Home, MONT STREET, .... OTTUMWA A kind* of work deneln** otoatiaablonaMo ud at the*holeataotlco. Cutting doneto order. Novll.'N-y CyrTlTM WA MALE AND EE- WMALB SKMINABf. r- P«t. j. M. MCELROY,i Mr. H. L. McUINJTIE, ^rtactpal*, Miss M. C. IIALLOWAV, I Mlas M. B- WILSON, (AialstMU. Miaa VAT7IK 1,43WELL, Taafber of MwU. The Siyth year commences on Monday, 'tOnU 8KR 7th, Id63,at tle F"fbyitcr^|iC)|)ur«:^aiulyAMU attached. Four terms often w«*k*«»fblo tfaayaar. Tuition frooj t8 to SI.MMrdlngto brancb«aat«dUd Pi a no, M'lodeon or O^Uar, ^8 per Tero. Special far! lit lea offered to pafaMAS wishing t£ iml tfr tUsrqseive* for teaching. Pupils admitted at any time, and ahargod rraua 4ate of catragc*, No reduction, however, will bo faade for »cca*K94i absence, U0l««* by stent or in cm attiakuau. Boarding can e obtained at prtaeato salt tbetlae No one admitted for lea* than half a term* for .urtber particular ca|Je» of the Principals. Aug.«. I86«. 0T iMr9n a|tb«r MARSH it K ETC HAM rt & whole- £4IE DEALERS IX FOREIGN AH J) DOMESTIC LIQUORS, ®TT|JMWA» IOWA. -o CLOCK, WATCH 4 iEWKLif u n a ra| good, |»vjfl^ lpca|*4 I» Otto***, wlllcarry on ibafollowingbualnMS^adsolUlM allberalahare of tho public patronage: uKcpalrlng»iUindaofWaUbaa^loek»«lov«lriand Maslcal I ixtrumeuts. Also—Gold Kingsmadatoordor ^ottorlng ^nd on graving doye. He ha* a floe ai*ortn«|t«r Olocka.Oatcbos Jew«l ry, Musical n*t rumo^ts. Gold Breast Ptns.Bar-rlnia yingar-ring*, Lockets, Caalns ,Keya,g)IdM,PB||s^nd '^variety of notions for sale. olbtisloass «ne waat of Ottuajr T' H.ndnaTA Pleaao callaaJsM. aJHMUo AKII THE Pr.ApiS TO BUY LI'«BEK, 8H1NCLES, Ac., IS AT HAND'S LUMBER IT ARM 4tM*rli*0toH,Mt. PUa*a*i,F*irfUld^§*n*pjtud O U W A WHERE willbsfound tbelargeats^oekoveio feredl n the west,aa4 *bJah wll Keaoidlowsff i at anv point ontbe Msa4salppl AlsothoacA *hl »gl*«ofour aaa«facture/uHeoant,everyShin gei feet pO jt .*• I «n^ n88-lUf B.D.RANOACO, RSNSHAV HOUSB, Corner of Lafayette and HarrUoa Btceots AI*##M At 'X I«B 4l mmmmmmmmmm THE FIRST CAMPAIGN SONS* WB INDORSE THE NOMINATION. V* i '15 J* 11 1 b*nd Rarkt the battle fierce IS raglM, „AM oar Southern foes engagt ng, out loyal boy* are waging Wltb the tempos)Q erce and STROM FLTFK (KT loud botsa I* given, Pafekward now the foe I* drlvertf Jyhile upon the face of Wrapped in his fur dressing gown, a seal •kin cap drawn over his few grey hairs time had left upon his head, he had wheeled his easy chair close to tbe chimney and he rubbed his hands over the bright coal fire, seemingly lost in reverie, from which neither the beer can, nor the clay Dips on the table at bis side had power to raise hinj. All at once the sijenoe was interrupted by violent ring at the house bell. The old man started, and turning to a stout, red cheeked servant, who, seated at a respect. able distance, was occupying herself in knit* ting a stocking. "See who it is, Jacqueline,* mid (le^Uhat comes to disturb us at this unseasonable hour." In a frw minutes a tall young man entered, and throwing off his aloaif, Tfiliitiffj the old man as father. "Ha is it you, Wilhelm? I did not ei peot you back so soon." "I have just returned fram Brook," im plied the other, (iand tm til wrt I I rfS ff»!Js I r.l.w .r* .. KV N IN. I. LUUA, 1. ''TFT ,. (Hd~Oranit4 Sto^- '°3raI brother^, t, ,, And we will oppoie all others, ." •TIU the bird of freedom hover!** fcniiH IL'er our land la peace again. We hivebeardkuc afqppceMiik -, JVe are bonnd to kj|l secession^ s We will not allow aggr?»ston f* ID this garden of the world. c»—We lndor»e the nomination. Honest Abe Ii our salvation na!l nti il He Ii bound to save the nation And our flag without a stalfe •Ml '. VIS ft 4*a heaven OMBRA—WC Indorse,AC. sp tfkiiirfj ,W. Tloan the stripe* and stars. ,, 0«O»cg—We Inderse, Ac. r.wtf »-llo* the foe, they are retreating, Vouble-«juick the drum* are beattngi »rfr for thoy dread that final meeting yhlch shall crash (hem to the earth. j#eeupon|bofloldaso lylng {oea unnusaberod, wounded, dying, who In plteoua tones art erring. int are hooli«Mly paasodliy. inmto We deftr all Intervention, C4 I1MIS lnce ^he Baltimore OonventlofcMmi? las worthly made mention I NAME of Hapeet Abe. JCI»., OW tbe CMperhsadi ruelqg What the Union boy* were dol(G For thoy Bad 'tis bitter chewing Becesalon pills (o-day. (VtlDi—We Indorse, Ac. i The Dulcb TOeroliajrt. .! On tjw ermine tho 20th of Jiowiy, 1T95, the city of Amsterdam WAS thrown into an unusual it «te of ezcitem«nt by the entrance of the French army under Pichegru. While the troops with stacked arms awaited their billets and rations the citizens hastened tb illuminate in hopor of their arrival, and in spite of the piercing cold thronged to wel come the heroes. Amid the general rejoicing, one house alone remained with closed doors and dark ened window s. It was the dwelling of the wealthy merchant, Werdrn, who, wholly occupied in business, cared little (OF polities, •till less for the arrival of the Prenoh, and was far too careful of his money to waste it like his neighbors in illumination. should have arrived long a?o, had not the road been so encum bered with troops and idlers." "Have you seen Van Elbei*?" "Ye«," answered the young man, taking a seat by the fire, "and consents to my union with his daughter, but refuses to give more than four thousand ducats for her dowry." "Then he may keep both ducats and daughter," said the merchaat, ftagrilf, "But consider, father—'• "Consider what?" interrupted Werden.' There is nothing to consider. I kn w that •t your age, love outweighs gold, but time will teach you that when poverty comes in at tbe door, love 3000 flies through tits win dow." father," urged the young man, "Van El berg Is one of the richest men in the country, and sooner or later his daughter must have hit fortune." •'Tut, tut," said Werdea, "Vkn Elberg knows what he is about, but cunning as he is, he shall not put a had bargain on me. As for you, Wilhetm, I have promised to give you up ay btiainasa, and now reeommend your taking a word of advise with it, never give more than you receive, and always con* •id** yourself before other people in your transactions veiy oa it. that is the only way to prosper in business, as well as lore. And now we will drop the subject." The young man knew his father's humor too well to press the matter further, at least at that moment. Ashe sat brooding over his disappoint ment, the ball rung, and the tread of a horse's fast was heard la the courtyard, while tbe watch dog commenced a furious barking. "It is certainly a stranger this time." said Mynheer Werden, "there's no mistake in the dog's bark." He was interrupted by the servant bringing in a package. "Oommlasaviat DETRIMENT t4' jaid her master, with no little surprise, ss h« opened it but an sspression of uneasiness which had at first slightly contracted his features, changed into oae of pleasure as be read en "An order to deliver four hundred thous and herring fer the we of the French army," he continued a very soceptable commission. Wilhelm I" he suddenly exclaimed, after a short pause. "Wilhelm, you sbstt marry Van Elberg's daughter, and h« shall give her a handsome dowry in spite of himself." "How say you my (•ear father I" replied the son, unable to believe his aeoasB, al this sodden transition, '•'Leave all to ma, Wilhelm," said Wend en, '•Older your horses to be saddled at day break, and that I am called in time, for we must be at Brac|k before twehre o'clock and now good night." The rising V10 saw our travelers Off the mad to the celebrated village, where clean liness is carried to such an extent that be fore entering the sheets, both father and son, in COMPLIANCE with fcivafiabk custpo), WERE obliged to DISGVIMOL and leave THEIR hnresa .in cars of «nrw|. ||7hi Vstftbest to *t*etl%ts *ex»iioi. E'berg's house, they were required to do whst s few years later neither Napoleon nor the Emperor Alexander were exempted from, snd taking off their boots, replaced them with slippers before I hey were allowed to en ter the room where he sat with his daughter Clotilde. "Good morning, Mynheer Werden," said he, taking hfs friend wsrmly by the hand. "Hsve you been frightened ont of your good city by the French, that you honor me so early with a friendly visit?" "Not at all. Van Elherg." said the other. "I care nothing about the French, and as I never meddle with politics, it is quite imma terial to me who governs our town. But I •came to make you a proposal. I have un dertaken to furnish the Commissariat four hundred thousand herring on this day {month, and I wish to know if it would be inconvenient to procure them for ma in three weeks f' "At what price asked his friem}* "Ten guilders per thousand." "Ten guilders," repeated the other, mus ingly. "You shall have them." "Draw out the contract, then," said Wer den, "and when it is signed I shall be hapr py to partake of your hospitality, for my ride has given me an appetite." Then turn ing to Olotilde, he continued, "I have come to arrange another matter, too, which we can discuss after dinner.1* It WAS in vain that during the evening Werden, tried every way to change his friend's resolution respecting his daughter's fortune. After a long discussion he wss ob served to give gp the point, and the mar riage was at length Axed for the following week. Next day, when Wilhelm and his father returned home, the foru)«r oould not re frain from expressing some curiosity con cerning the cause of his sudden change in his prospects. ^What do you mean?" asked his father. "Have you not given up tbe point about his daughters fortune?" 'I should have thought y(Kl knew me better,' replied Werden, looking slyly at his son. "But no matter—it is sufficient that you marry the girl you like." Once more at home, the merchant shut himself in his ofijee until evening, when he appeared with a package of letters, which were immediately sent bv past. On the day appointed for the marriage, Wilhelin and his father arrived at Brock, where they found a larpe party of friends and relations asseqh!ed to meet them.— Van Etberg welcomed them with cordiality, but there was an expression of oare and em barassment on his face that at first made the bridegroom fear some fresh obstacle to his happiness. The elder Werden, how ever, in no way nharei his son's anxiety, for he could give a tolerable good puess at the cause of his hosts great uneasiness. "Mynheer Van J?lberg," he exclaimed, •'what can he the mattei? are you unwell?" "No, my dear friend," replied the other, 'not ill, but in the mo?t unpleasant dilemma possible. would wish to speak to you immediately !n private." "Is it anything respecting the marriage?" asked Werden. 'If you wish to bo. ofl your word thero is still tuM,1 'Not for the world." }. 'In that case we will proeeed to the church at once. You know I like to do things regularly, *nd as I c-ime here to see any son married, we will finish that busi ness first, and then I shall be happy to hear what you have to say." There was no remedy and it was not un til after tbe happy pair had been made man and Wife that Van Elberg could succeed in catching bis friend alone. "I am bound to deliver you four hundred thousaud herring in fourteen d^ys," said he, 'and not a single fish can I get at any price.' Werden oould not refrain his laughter. 'I dart say pot I bought them up long ago." •In that case, of ooone, the oontract is at an end,' said Van Elburg, looking doubt' fully at his firiend. •By no means, or at least on certain con ditions. We have this day united our children Van Elberg, and shall some day leave them our fortunes when we die.— But as regards the present, matters are less fkirly arranged. Iffy ton receives a capital business, while you only give your daugh ter four thousand ducats. Now, as I did not like to make them unhappy by refusing my consent to their marriage, I thought you and I could settle the matter in another way. You have to deliver four hundred thousand herring at ten guilders par thous and, you can get them from n o one but me, and I must have fifty guilders per thousand, *or I do not pait with a single tail. The dif erance is sixteen thousand guilders, which I itjteqd to pay to my SOQ as his wife's just dowry.* Van Elberg looked rather fooHsh during this explanation, but it tbe end be gained his self-possession, and even smiled, as he said, Blappinghim on the shoulder, 'You've outwitted me, Ifynheer Werden, and I must pay the penalty so say no more about it. And now let us join our friends.' Eight day* afterwards, Van Elberg went to visit his dsoghter at Amsterdam, and in his turn found Werden iq the greatest per plexity. "You are tbe very person I wanted," said he, seising his lynd, •unless you san assist toe, I am a ruined man. The her* rings are all ready, but high or low not a barrel is to be found.* Van Blberg's little gray eyes twinkled cunningly. 'Every man for himself, Wer den—you bought the fish, and I bought tbe barrels. But as oW f»iw)d, I won't taks the advantage of you, and you shall hare as many as you want for exactly six teen thousand guilders above tbe cost.' Werden looked rather blank, but did his •The trivia OTTUMWA, IOWA, THURSDAY, JULY 21, 1864. not a bad one,' said he with a forced smile, •but you must confess that I taught it to you.' 'Af.'.liy/.Nturiwd the ofber, 'you are clevcr follows st Amsterdam, we are not all fools in Brock.' ftt "jqitl #Hr minister's Trial. BY BBV. W. ft. HATWABB. A good man was our pastor, Rev. Thorn ton Haven, and one of no common eloquence. Our best—I had almost written good— church members loved him. I am sorry to say that a few, thomed by the words which fell from his lips when he ende^veped to ix cite his brethren and sisters to "A closer walk with God," regarded him with other emotions th#n th« fruits of the spirit. ike *11 other good men, he was carefully watched by those who would have been transported with fiend like delight could they have found a flaw in his conduct. "Well 1 well I" said Mrs. Monroe, the wheelwright's wife, to her hiihbsnd, as they sst at he breakfast table one morning, "sup pose Mr. Haven did kiss Fanny Lawton.— She was almost one of the family—what in the world was the harm "But," said the wheelw right, "I don't be lieve that he kissed her." "Fanny herself said that he did," replied the wife. This seemed to HE s There was not a word spokeit wf wertraf minutes. The wheelwright lustly worked on the spoke—the Deacon looked out of the window. At length Mr. Ifoproe asked, in a kw lone cf voioe— What is ta bo done "Something must," was the Deacon's An swer, "or the cau«e will suffer." And then he walked rapidly up the street. "What is this story about Mr. Haven's improper treatment of young ladies?" asked the cynical Uwyer Thompson, of Woodwwd, the tavern keeper. Why,'.' said the mixer of sierry cobblers and drawer of strong beer, •'the parson is no better than others." "Have you heard of the ssintly priest Haven's fall was the question of one in fidel to another. "Yes just as I thought it wilW be—ha, ha, ha 1" "Something must JBA dona," 'Vfre tha words of Deacon Brown' "and that Boon," he thought, but did not speak. So from the wheelwright's he went to the house of another Deacon—Benton Johnson. He heard the story, and, being an enemy, believed it, andwm determined to deal with the offender. Tbe deacons called on the minister. Dea con Johuson was spokesman. The story in full was that Mrs. Barnard, a grass widow —that is a woman whose husband had gone off because he could not live with her—had heard, as she was passing ths parsonage. Fanny Lawton say to one of the children, "You lost a kiss from your father by not being in the house when he got home this afternoon from the lower village, and I sot it." Mr. Haven denied ever having kissed the girl, and suggested that the deacons should write to Fanny, who was teaching school, about twenty miles distant, and get at the truth of the matter. The deacons did. They stepped into the minister's stgdy snd wrote. In a few days there came the reply. "You ask me if on one occasion the Rev. Mr. Hsven gave me a kiss—where we were and who were present? In answer I state, the Bev. Mr. Haven did one afternoon, while I was staying at his house in the sitting rsom, give me a kiss No persons but our selves were present." Deacon Johnson was elated, and immedi ately wrote to his wife's cousin, a young candidate that there would soon be a vacant parish where he, no doubt, could receive a a call. Deaoon Brown waa thunderstruok and disappointed. Fanny Lawton's word was not to be doubted—it was so plain a matter that there could be no mistake. Mr. Hav en, after all, was a wolf in sheep's clothing. Still the minister denied the charge. lie could not do such a thing without being aware of it, and knew that he had never kissed the girl, or any other girl but bis wife, betore marriage or since, in his life. Deacon Johnson brought the entire mat ter before the churoh. He was excellent on such cases. The ch»rge contained two dis* tiact allegations I. Rev. Thornton Haven had been guilty of a great impropriety, which rondered it expedient that he should be dismissed from the pastorate, 5 w II. He had lied In the MATTED" 'R,TT Fanny Lawton WM sent fJ?,""an3 4tie° ohurch called together. Rev. Solon Dick inson, the pastor of a neighboring church, was present to moderate the meeting. The meeting-house was filled. Every member of the church, except old Polly Stearns was present. The tavern was well represented. All these coffers and BOO mere, within half score of miles, who could get there, were jo attendance. The church meeting WT« duly opened. Deauon Johnson then brought forward hla charge*. Fanoy was to testify. Ilyr testi mony VM: "One afternoon—I think it must have been in March—three of Mr. Haven's chil dren and myself were alone in the sitting room their mother having gone to the sew ing circle. Mr. Haven came into the house from the other village the children met him at the door which opens from the sitting room into the hall as hp pAifle }n they wen| out, and he gave each, as they met him, a 'Viss'—then, poming in, he gave me one." A painfyl silence followed Miss Lawton's testimony. At length Deacon Johnson pUt the question 41 clincher Did he close to Mr. MonT roe. He deliberately wiped his fhee with his handkerchief, and, with a downcast, thoughtful look, and much slower pace than usual, went to his shop. He had hardly taken his shave in his hand, and began to ply it on an unfinished spoke, before Deacon Br(wn came in. The Deacon stood a while ohewing a small frag ment of a shaving and talking about this, that, and nothing. Suddenly he said "Brother Monroe, have you heard aboqt our minister .. "Yes," replied the brother. ,, MMMiMMISMlNMMi the door before ha into the sitting-room The answer WBB: think he did." county, Ohio, hood he made one or carpe Had a pin fallen on'" the carpet, it would have been fyeard in any part of our large and beautiful sanctuary. Then Mr. Hayen roae up and said "Miss Lawton, what dj^yau do with that kiss I gave you "Here it is," g*id fanny, holding up a specimen of that specie* of confectionery sometimes called a kiss. Then there was another pause, and silence that was oppressive. All were too much amazed, and cither gratified or mortified and aisappointed to mow. Most of those present held their breath*. "fanny," «*id oqr biassed minister, "did I ever kiss you "No never. never said you did,* So ended our minister's trial. .«? A Longitudinal River. A river tl}st runs cast or west crosaas.no parallel of latitude consequently, as it flows towards the sea, it does not change its cli mate, and, being in the same climate, the crops that arc grown at its mouth are grown a)so at its source and frotn oqe end to the other of it there is no variety of productions —it is all of wheat and oorn, or wine or oil, or some other staple. Assorted cargoes, therefore c*noot be nrjade up from the pro duce which such a river brings down to maiket. On the other hand, a river .that runs north or south crosses paipllels of lati tude, changes its climate at every turn, and, as the traveller descends it, he see new agri cultural staples abounding. Sqch a river bears down to tbe sea a variety of produc tions, which one or another of the nations is sure to want, and for which one will send to tbe market at its mouth or the port whence they are distributed over the world. Its advantages are eq'j&Uy great for trade between the different sections through which it flows, as the staples of those sections are unlike, and productions lacking in one part of its course are supplied in another. The assortments of merchandise afforded by such a river are the life of commerce they give it energy, activity, and scope. Such a river is the Mississippi, and the Mississippi is the only such river in the world 1—IkUntiJlc American. Hon. J. B. Grinnell. L. D. Ingersoll, Esq, "Linkensale,** far-* communication to the Dubuque Timet, pays the following merited tribute to the member of Congress from thi* district, Hon. J. B. Grinnell: "The member from the 4th district is wi generit. There is nobody like him. He is plucky, energctic, intelligent, eternally at work. He does not know what it is to back down or "let up." He can accomplish mora in the Departments of government than any man I know and he can make Fernando Wood so mad that he can't see an inch. He is on his legs more than any of our members, and is a ready, effective debater. Every body likes Grinnell except the copperheads. They hate him most earnestly. There are three or four important respects in which ha is our most valuable member, and on all %o counta he is entitled to great consideration. A Yankee Dcrlce. One of our peculiar, slab-sided, gaunt Yankees lately emigrated and settled down in the West. He was tho very picture of a mean man, but as he put himself to work in good earnest to get his house to rights, the neighbors willingly lent him a hand. After he had got everything fixed to his no tion. a thought struck him that be had no chickens, and he was powerful fond of suck ing TAW eggs. He was too honest to steal them, and t"0 mean to buy them. At last a thought struck him—he could borrow.— He went to a neighbor, and thus accosted him: Wat, I reckon you hain't got no old hen nor nothin' yon'd lend me fog a few weeks, have you, neighbor?" "I will lend you one with pleasure," re plied the gentleman, picking out the very finest in the coop. The Yankee took the ban heme, and then went to another neighbor and bor« rowed a dogen eggs. He then set tbe hen, and due course of time she batched out a dozen of chickens. The Yankee was again puaxled he could return the hen, but how was he to return the eggs? Another idea—and who ever saw a live Yankee without one?—he would kerp {h* beo uqtil she h»d laid doaen •K88- This he did,and then returned die hen and eggs to their respective owners, remarking as he did so: "Wal, I reckon I've as fine a ddfen of chickens as ever you laid your ayes they didn't cost me a cent nitthey." .. People ahould'nt talk about having1^ second sober t))o»ght *rbo never bad the first. Detroit i« going to have a United States Gensrsi Hospital, which will oost $50,000. He who does not bring up his son to an honest employment brings him up to be thief. Working and thinking should go together, the thinker working, and the worker think ing. To mingle the useful with tbe beautiful is the highest style of art. One adds grace, the tfher vahn. 1" i*. ft -ti l+t-m ittfial* H«wi &*rf iia.ra flLbiwa frinnt Jilt Ueu. S. A. Rice. from the Oskaloosa Herald. Biig. Gen. Samuel A. Rico, we briefly announced last week, He was at school for some time in Athena) Ohio, but was graduated at Union College, New York, then under the presidency of the distinguished Dr. Nott. He also attended •he law school of this institution, and while a student in that department, he wa* chosen by his fellow students to make a welcoming address to Henry Clay, who visited them at that time. At the age of twenty-one or twenty-two, iff. Rice came west, and stop ped for a year and a half in Fairfield, in this State. Ho commenced the practice of law, occupying some of his spare time in editing a whig newspaper. About the year of 1852 he settled in Oskaloosa. He at once took a leading position at the bar, and was soon elected to the office of Prosecuting Attorney for the county. In 1856, and again 1853, he was electcd by the people Attorney Gen eral of tho State. The responsible dutje* of this position, he discharged with suoh abil ity and faithfufnass, as to secure him a place in the front rank of the legal profession, and also as a leading citizen and politician of the State. In the summer of 1862, he was appointed a Colonel in the volunteer service, and proceeded at^once to organize the 33d regiment of Iowa infantry. The earnest ness and zeal with which he entered npon this work, satisfied his friends that ho would in doe time, take tho saine high position in military that he had in civil life. In this they were not disappointed, and his success ful career as an officer in tbe grmy is famil ier with our readers. His regiment was soon organized, disciplined, and thoroughly prepared to take the field. At Helena, Ark Col Rice's ability was at onoe recognised by the commander of the department. Ue was made commandant of the post, and also of a brigade. He bore a conspicuous part in the battla which was fought at Helena on the 4th of July, 1863, his brigade doing the heaviest of the fighting And sustaining more than one hslf of our entire loss in the engage ment For his gallantry and judgment dis played in this battle, he was made a Briga dier Genera). Before his appointment reach ed him, the expedition for Little Rock set out, Col. Rice having comrnand of a divi sion. In the }ate expedition from Little Rock into son'h-western Arkansas, Gen. Rice had an important command, and was conspicuous in several engagements with the enemy. In that at Jenkins Ferry, on tho 80ih of April, he received the wound which caused his death. When this battle commenced our forces wore retreating as rapidly ss possible towards Little Rock.— Gen. Rice's command being in the rear, waa first attckod. Reinforcements were sent to him, and given their places by him, so that he really had ommand of our entire force in the field, which was hotly contested- The enemy was repulsed with heavy loss, and our army in Arkansas saved from '.1™* i n 3 Tflrcli (feath was a na WhUher tive of Cattaraugus county, New York, but! 'n ®Te'y position socured, and few, the most of his youth was spent in Belmont! toon leans as fflat beat-man." Th« knowledge jtbe he thus gained served him a good purpose when his regiment, a year and a halt since, was on the Sabine Pass Expedition. Having to cross a wide bayou in the lace of the en emy, the Colonel found that none of his men knew how to "scull a acow.'1 Direct ing them to lie down out of danger, he took the oars in his cwn bands and soon landed his men on the opposite bank, when the en emy precipitately fled. at the afe of his parents moved when he wss quite young. During his hoy- lhe™' use"*J destruc tion. Gen. Rice's bravery, coolness, milita ry judgment, and ability to oommand, dis played in this battle, won the admiration of men and officers, and have bean the theme of unqualified praise. As a specimen of this, we quote the following from *. l^Mer of an officer in the 39th Iowa ••But above all and oyer all stands one name which Iowa ought and will be proud to own. I alludge to Gen. Samuel A. Rioe I have never yet seen his equal, either on the fieid or in the camp. Bravo almost to rashness, cool, intrepid, a disciplinarian, and yet, with all a perfect gentlemen, alwaya courteous, always kind. All admit that hi* brigade, which is composed of the 89th and 33d Iowa, 50th Indiana, and 9th Wisconsin, saved the army from defeat, and consequent destruction at the battle of Jenkin's Ferry, which would have involved the capture of this place (Little Rock) with it* vast stores, and opened the whole Stats to the rebels. "Too much credit cannot be given to Gen Rice for our success in that action—wheth er the battle raged the fiercest, there you would see him in the thickest of it, arousing the men to a perfect frenzy of enthusiasm by bis heroic bearing and utter disregard for hi* personal safety. To him, not to (ren. Solomon, who is our division commander, nor Gen. Steele, should be given jh* credit and the honor of driving back the rebels at' a time when defeat with us would have been equal to annihilation. low* has m*ny gal lant sons in the field, but none are more worthy of its hopor snd its gratitude than Gen. Rice.'' He received a severe wound in the right foot. He was taken to Little Rock, where he remained several weeks, and was then brought to hi* home in this place. The viru* of his wound pcrmcnted his whole system, poisoning the yital fluids and put ting bis ease beyond the reach of hu«n«n ud. In the full possession of his meutal faculties with entire resignation, wjtb jpaplioit frith in Chiist as his Savior, he was takeo awa? in the prjq»e of B*riy »nd vigorous manhood. Gen. Ripd was not a genius, nor coal I he be said to hare been a man of brilliant parts. He had a Urge brain capable of close And continued application. He had a strong will and ambition to excel, and what he under took he rarely failed to accomplish. He pos sessed strung practical comtnou sense, *nd his judgment of men and thiogg was quick, th'rtJ"fiv* h*78 h*d ,ife trips to New Or- tho,,**n1« In carrying forward thlo enterprise, we appeal with confldeace, to the people of Southern Iowa, and to our fellow-cttisena throughout the Unito4 States, fQT their sea I o us and generous co-operation. Our immediate field U the Southern half of Iowa.— But owr Iowa Soldiers arc fighting the battles of *o Nation, and wo appeal to every part of the t'nio* for contributions and help. Jn behalf of Ladies' Union Aid Society. Mrs. C. B. DARWIN, President. Mrs. J. L. BROWN, BecrotSfV* BqrUngfon, Iowa, June IT, 18S4. MMV «f §N*TOT Im Mfan' Afc Hon. J. FOOTE, President. Rev. W. F.BAIRD. 1 W. Kb*#'! AI Yttiefiuur OL0*ftElf|£# VOL.16, NTO.lt JI£Bn8»||)TtiB Advants "Bti ron clear, and aeldftia wrong. He wag a good counselor, a successful adyocate, and a man rf much kindness of heart, and keen sensot cf honor. Ho had the ubility to sustain Wore •PP»rent,y. more honorable and than "he. But fike hundreds and amonj (he bmvest and of ,his 6ener»t'"n, be his life on the altar of his country, and has fallen a victim to this cruel and infamous rebellion His name, a shining one, is added to that list of heroes ^nd patriots who have shown tq s',1 tha world th*t tfyero is someththg dear er than life, and that jtl^ere are wrongs, and outrages, more terrible than death. These glorious sacrifices shall be held imgrateHjl. and everlasting remembrance. tOUTHERN IOWA SOLDIERS' F.IIR n .j. £tlul The La Ales' MAS Al* Society o# tnrlf *«•**, ~vm- menced their labors for anr Soldiers at the outbreak of the Rebellion, when they came together with hands and made clcthlng for companies and B, o# the I ova First, from that day to the present, they have given unlntermltted attention to tho care sn* comfort of our sick and wonnded, have aent forward Upndreds of boxes of sanitary at ores for their relief and disbursed stony thousand dollars. They hava* co-operated with the Western Sanitary Commisoloa at St. Louts, with the United States Co En miss Ion, wKh the Chrletion Oommtsslon, and with the BAaf tary Agents of our own State, and will continue t* employ the same channel* for the SlsbOTMmenVef funds *nd stores. r'l The Schlbltloo of the Bute Agricultural Society in this city ta tho month of September which wfl! bring many thousands together, has suggested tbo duty of improving that occasion for one grand and general efort by the people of Southern Iowa tn (be cause of patriotism and humanity. It Is therefbre proposed to bold a Fsl for the relief of our soldi ore, in the City of Burlington, during tbe week of MM State Agricultural Exhibition. The Talr will |»o opeced on Monday, September Mtb, and will cm* tinne through tbe week until Saturday, tho 1st of Qptqber. The QQcers named below, wltb aa eseow tive committee, been appointed to make all IBa necessary arrangements. im Mrs. JA8. w. GRIMC8, J. Vice President. Mr*. H. n HAWLBT. Mrs. J. L. BROWN, Secretary. ,•, Mr. J. p. BROWN, Assistant Secretary. '1 Mr* H.B. RANSOM, Corresponding Secretory. Mr. R. M. GRBEN, Aireistant Corresponding BtwV Mrs.E. E. GAY, Treasurer. Mr. FRANK T. PAR»ON8, Csshler RqrlingDSQ Branch of ttate Batt*., Assistant Treasure^ Rev. SiiTBB, Mr». J. FosTra, Mr. JAMES W. PCTMISS, .Mrs. H. C. OastJ 1!.. Mr. THIBLSOS, Mrs. Mrs. C. LYMAN COOK. WACHBM»TB„ Mr.E. E. GAT, tn* '•Irs. K. M. Hgmss, rt)| Mr. BRAtTTiOiM, JMifs V. D. Ronra. Mrs. ALrRED OLABEf^t) .nils* Lruic Boacfc, s #ft Executive Consmltteet^, t—Contributions of every kind and sort are soj^« itod. Ail products of Industry, from farm, and gagr den, and shop, and bouse, may be dispoied of, an A. be ma le to carry relief to the side and wounww soldiers. tr 8—L«t every ooanty ta Southern Iowa, and «TOU town and village and neighborhood be represent^*' by oae or n-ore stands in this Patriotic festival. I S—Soldiers' Atd Socities, Loyal Leagues, Ch urclM*. Schools, Benevolent Association* and other organi sations, are invited to tarnish stands or tables, aMf will have every facility for exhibiting their con button*. Those desiring to accept this invitation, ate requested to giv« early aotics to tbe Cor rosy oKt'* ding Secretary. 4—Donors are requested to afli to each artlwa Its estimated value. fr— Owners of articles forwarded to the Agvlcnltetr-j al Exhibition, are solicited to make donations Of them to tbe Soldiere' Pair. Wb ere practicable, suoh artiolse trill be forwarded to oar ooidlers. X* oUf^f caaas the proceeds will be appropriated for thA benefit. A—No raSling or lottery win be allowed. T— All contributions will be suitably aoknowlsdgjaBf A record and history of the Fair will be published.' 5—All goods and packages should be distinctly' mafked with the name of the donor, aad the plana, from which sent, and directed to "Johm G. /oof*, Burlington, Iotoa, tor Sout\»rn Iotea SoldUf Fair." Notice of shipment should at the same tUa* be sent by mall to the Corresponding Secretary. S—Donations of money are solicited, aad iksilfS be sent by mall to tbe Treasurer. ,,J -I Wt on The Mount PIea«ant Home Journal ports a terrible calamity as follows The whole community was showed Monday of this week with the report of the burning of Mrs. Frazier. the wife of Johl^ W. Praxier, Esq., near Salem in thisounty We have not yet all the particulars, b0 learn her dotbes took fire while putting up fruit, in a summer kitchen, and altho jgh she threw herself on the ground and did her most to extinguish the flames, it was all vain, a* the wind was so high, and heCnpgi^ help could be obtained she was so shock? inely burned she survived but one day.a Mrs. Fraaier was a Eistnr of Leonard Falfc Esq., an estimable and accomplished lady, and will leave a blank in the social cirol* as well as in society, difficult to fill. Her esteemed husband has the deep tympany* of a large circle of friends. 1 1 It swjlewi BBd ffetiufB, —Ao egg to-dey ie better »en morrow. He that can have patipoc* can have he will. If envy were feyer, everybody would b* sick. There are no worse quarrels than bctwent kindred. ,, Ifature, tiqje ajtd p«t|ence .|^B th«j est physicians in the world. He that hath no pence in his purse have honey in his mouth. Ambition often pots ssew fce deing t|» meanest offices. In prosperity prepare for .ohMge adversity, hope for on«w nth Good willi like a cood name, is get Ip* many actons, and lost by one. A man's belief gains infinitely the n^" ment he can convince another mind thereof,' To convert an artless wom*n into a heallf less one, there only want "he.'* Qoflp ssys the youog lady who creaj^jj) the most trouble is Mia* Apprrhensioq. i If-1

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