Newspaper of The Weekly Ottumwa Courier, September 1, 1864, Page 1

Newspaper of The Weekly Ottumwa Courier dated September 1, 1864 Page 1
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NEW 8ERIE8, JT. W. KORBI8, STOVES, TIN, COPPER, JAPAN ANJ) HHEET-IltON WAKE, Corner of Front and Market Streets, OTTimWA, IOWA. March 10, mt-tf Q.U XSMI TlfsiIOpr Attention of Hunters and Target shooters Is called to the Srm of the undersigned who is prepared to uianufacture and repair all kinds ofrifles, revolver*, shotguns and pistols, etc. etc., lu the fcest style and manner anil on short notice. All work done by me will be warranted. My shop 9B Front Street, one door east of Ottumwa Houpe. T.ltf-8ui. LEWIS HUGO MASH Is now treli prepared to procure the flOO bounty and back pay of soldiers, and all just claims against the Government. Charges moderate, and HOtklng unless claim* are allowed. 9.a.*rifci» Aug. 20,l*f. H. B. SISSON, DENTIST, HAVING V U VOL ». N08».{w Proprietor. f«teMSW«li H%e ®ttumtoa Courier, IS PUBLISHED EVERT THURSDAY IN POST OFFICK BUILDING. OOBNBB or SECOND AND MARKET STREETS, OTTUMWA, WAPELLO CO., IOWA J. W. NORRIS, EDITOR. |lUM TM E S Tt^O DOLLARS PER YEAR, INVARIABLY IN ADVANCE PcrtoDR wishing' o iub*crlbe for a leas time than •••year,can do so by remlttlngth e amount they wish to be so appropriated. In no case will we enternew names unless they are accompanied with the cash. J. W. NORRIS. —-"MM-mss-smmmmamB |JR. S. R. MITCHEL, OTTCMWA, IOVTA. OSce—over Temple's Clothing Store. Jtaeldence—At Mrs. Mndge'i, Front Street* 'T. CHARLES HOTEL. BY JOHN N. SIMONS. Comer of Court and Second 8ts., OTTUMWA, 10WA Q«od eating, ciean beds, good company and rea sonable charges. ty House refitted aod furnished newly through out. May 12,1864-B 16. gOOT AND SHOE MAKB^T N. WACHTLER, Main street, one door east of the Express Office. Keeps constantly on hand a good assortment of Leather, and Is always ready to accommodate cus tomers with good work In his line. «TRepalrlng done on short not 1m. May li, 18(14. ftpr* 18M. KRANER & MILLEft, Dealers In Kit. jTswalkkii, Wholesale and Retail Dealer in Y O O S O E I E S ioUilUK* Hardware, (liieensware, HATS, CAPS, BOOTS, SHOES, GUM GOODS, FURS, NOTIONS, Ac.,Ac. Direct ly opposite the Ottumwa House fmnt at-eet, Otlumwa, A«t HO, 1b48—SA lt-f Itwa. J. F. HACK WORT II, ATTORNEY AT LAW NOTAKT PUBLIC. AH professional business entrusted to him will be prOufptly attended to. Special attention will be given to collections, ex amination of Titles and conveyancing. at Court Hnus e ,in Ottumwa, Iowa. fSWUmwa, Iowa, Oct. 29th, 1563. Sft-16 jr. B.J.BOULTON, BAKETT AND CONFECTIONER raUT triiir, room DOOM BANT or TBB POTT EH ISCU OTTUMWA, IOWA. llaeklne Crackers and Confectionery of evwyvarle y at Wholesale and Retail. Parties and ilalissupplledoatk«h«rtM itftlce. *5-11—ch.8-12. EDWARD II. STILES, Attorney & Counselor at Law i And Solicitor in Chancery. OMce over Walker's store, opposite the ftttuaw* House, OifOnwi, IOWA. PERMANENTLY LOCATED I ft THI8 city, offers his services to thecitiaens oftoau and vicinity. All work warratel. Ladies waited on at theirresideoces, If desired. Teeth i nsertedfroinoae to an eatire,ett.elthW by Means of-tpriugs or atiKospheric pressure. 0«ric«,at hisrejideace.on MarkeUtreet. Feb.6. 1S61. F. W. SMITH, E A N A I O (Firatdoor east of the Ottumwa Ho«sew *R0NT STREET, OTTCUWA 1 I. kinds ol work donela ^oadashionabla »tyle, iud Ht tbesboi ieaiaotlc- 1 Cuttju* dojoxM order. Nor22,'60-y C^OCH, WATCH & JEWELRY E A I E inderslgned,having located in Ottumwa, M. wllloarryoa thefollowIngbusineM,andsoliclts aliber*lsb*re of tbe publljC patronage: Kspalrin KitllkiudK of VFaich*s, Aog Uh.169-21-11-«* Clocks, Jo welryand Music al Instruments. Also—Gold ^iugsajadetoorder,lettering ,and en graving done. He lia» Hue assortment of Clocks,Oatrhes,Jewel ry.MuslcallQstrumeuts, GoldUreaat Pins,Kar-rlngs »^iagor-rlof». Lockets, Chains, Keys, Slides, Pens,and ^variety ofnotions for sale. Pleaae callandsee. Place of business one door west of Ottumwa House «.NUNA AKKK \VIUCIAMa.dt HAMILTON A O K i Y S A A W OTTUMWA,IOWA. K"Orric« over E. W. Detu« tl^lagHors. THE PLACKTO BU* |.VIHIER 8HINtiLE», Ac., IS AT lump'l LUMBER YARDS A tBurUmfUm ,Mt. PUatant AMOS yFair)Uld O U W A WIIERE wlllbefound theiargeslstockevero ferediatbewest.and which wll lb e so 1J lower A* at any point opthe Mississippi. AlsothoseA I'll lgleso four manufacture ,f ullcount,every 3hla £e«feot B.D.RANPACO. pQjt.»T lS5^n88-lltf HOUSE—E. H,BOOTH Proprietor. EDDY VILLI, IOWA. Having removed H»itiiwigl #tli« afreve Hooee, and refltted It throughout In the best man ner, the proprietor can jrJm1»e superior accotnmo datlons to all who may favor him with their custom JC44pvi"e Feb. l*th lS«4 2m. MARSH A KETCH AM pistillen, Rectifiers & whole- fi4f. E DEALERS /JV FOREIQH DOMESTIC LIQUORS. OTTUMWA. I()W4¥ FOR SALE- A House and Lit In a tins location at the corner Poll's cage was badly battered, And really unsafe: go, one day, after some hints from the small banditti, a fine new cage, made in the strongest manner, was brought in. Up on her first introduction into it, Poll showed the utmost contempt and displeasure. She made fierce plunges at the bars with her beak, and glared veiemously at all the little fixtures and arrangements made for her comfort. But bye and bye, when Alice dressed her cage with flowers, instead of tearing them in pieces, as we all expected, she winked very knowif\g1y, and said "Poll's a soldier. Poll likes flowers We thought thit very cunning, and won- i dernl if the poor follow who slept at Chick amaufc,* taught her. Alioe, feeling that she was in (fevor, went and brought her some hard army crackers, which had been exhib ited the Pair, and offered them to her, but the creature cast them off in loom, fi .cm r-ur i .saaO •4sMi '®»1 rf'w# lid a •«. Onr ReM Parrft. i-:' II"- •,* There #u a parrot for sale At the Sanitary Fair then being held in our city, most beautiful and accomplished bird, from Mell's account, with green-yellow back and blue purple breast. It had been the property pf a soldier, and was found after the dreadful day at Chick»raauga, without an owner. It was an extremely handsome bird, but did pessess an amiable temper parrots never do I believe, and poor Mell tried in rain to win from it any show of affection. Saucy Poll repulsed all her gen le advances, unless ac companied by something nice in the eating line, and Mell was for too proud Always to buy its regard. Little Alice succeeded bet ter than either of her sisters in taming the feathered shrew. screech­ ing at the |op of her voice: "Poll's a BQldte. foil's W*n» far teeth off!" Next morning, as MeTl warf bringing In the papers from the door-step, her ej'e fell upon the name of Gen'l Butler in one of the headings, and she read it aloud. Imagine our astonishment at hearing the words caught up by some invisible tongue "Butler'g a brute! Old Abe's a seare crow! Little Mae**aslowdoaehul Hurrah for Jeff Davis The truth flashed upon us. Our parrot was a rebel, and a most violent one, it seem ed. Josie's eyes flashed angrily', Alice look ed grieved, and Mc!l terribly mortified,— Wbat could we do? Let the uncanny crea ture shout seoession from oqr piazza to all passer* by? Never! we said, and no tried our Itest to convert her. But in vain Alice filled her ears with Union sentiments, and Mell punished her with a dark closet, and Jogie threatened her with Port Lafayette.— Poll continued to soreain tre^\on till she was tired of it, which did not happen for several days. Then she leoau)e good-natured, and whenever the cage door was opened, she would leave it, and go foraging all orer the house. When she saw company oming in, she would walk up oiy lace curtains, hide herseK on the middle bar of the window, and when they were fairly seated, startle them with the hideous cries of: "Look out! Poll's going to wheat LPoll's a soldier!" She clawed great holes in my chair tidies, using them for ladders toelimb to her favor ite perches on the topj of the rocking chairs. She stole the food from plates, the hair pins from our hair, and the string* from our shoes, and was altogether as great a nuisance as a pet could be. But the strangest p*^ oft history is vet to come. One day there was an arrival at our house. Papa had found a soldier at the depot, who had lately been rel&tsed fm»n a rebel prison, and was on his way to his home in a Western State. He had stepped off the car* at the station, and, in getting on again, his poor weak limbs had somewhat failed him, and he fell, receiving a severe injury. The poor fallow begged so hard not to be sent to the hospital, that papa just took hitn in the carriage and brought him home to be nursed by /natmna and the girls. We got him comfortably in bed, and left him to try to sleep, with the tjoor of the room a little open. Very soon I missed Poll, and fearing some m:schief, went to the room a n e e e i n W o u a n v o n e e i e v e i There sat the parrot, close to the soldier's face, feeding hitn yes, hctuafly picking the bread out of a glass of toast water near by, and dropping it into his mouth! The young fellow seemed greatly pleased with tfee pro ceedings, and talked to A9) fyrityed tbu bird, as if it were ao old friiqd. "Well, Frank, I see you Jj|yf a _pew worse," saidT, stepping in. His face, so thin and white, flushed brightly as he answered, ''Yes, Poll and I are old Acquaintances I lost her after the battle of Chickamauga." "Is it possible," I cried, "that Poll is your property Wby she is the veriest rebel in n (he land "I know it," he answered, laugjhng, "1 never could stop her impudent tongue, though once sh? came near getting me Ar rested for treason. Poll is a southern btrd, and must have had a (borough secgAfkm training," Then he related bow, whan with his reg iment in Mississippi, he had gone un a fora ging excursion into the country, ard foijp a pltntei's bouse deserted by its inmatps, arid the bird nearly stsrved in the cage.— How £10 had ouriod it back to camp, and adopted it as his pet And it h*d shown much gratitude, And gon# with hm tbroogh long msrehea and engagements, all the while shouting insanely for Jeff Davis, to the great amusement of the soldiers, who quite dis couraged her master's efforts to reform her. "When I was sick with the measles," con tinued Frank Scott, "and l%y in the hospital three months, I taught Poll to take cye, of me, %n(} mauy Are the bite of cake amd fruit she hAs brought a»e whet} it stood oat of my reach, or," ha added smilingly 'ffead t)Mn forbidden by the iihysicians." On the terrible fMd sf ObNhaaragi theg O'fl lo notqnn if) x-f wpre seperated, and now .the joy of their tnaq^ng was very pleasant to witness. "Mamma," said brown eyes, "I think bet ter of Poll than did, sinci hara found she loVe somebody, though she wont lave me.1* Our soldier staid with ^sa lowg time, sad so porseverin^ly did! he train hi4 pet fhat, before he returned to the army, shA hsd been partially converted from her errors. The young man offered her as A parting gift to the girls, but none of us would think of AgAin parking such tried friends. Poll n\Anif«^(ed no regret at partiog, but went off screeching a valedictory of "Old Abe's an honest man, honest man He makes green backs Poil's a greenback l" And a letter recently received from Frink Scott, contains the pleasing intelligence that Poll has takeq the oath of, allegiance, and vows to shed her la*i feather in the Union PefRtnle Wood.'- "if. B. 0.M the correspondent of the New Hampshire Statesman, is one of the best correspondents in Washington. He is candid, n true Union man, and very intelli gent. In a recent article he gives an in teresting acoount of the man who for years passed so much p^liMeai power ta Hew York city, AS fellows: Fernando Wood was tidru of poor paren tage in the city of Philadelphia, in 1812 and is consequently now 52 years of ag«\ His early education was quite small, and he started in life as a cigar-maker, clerk in a counting house, and ship-chandler in a small way in New York city, and gradually rose to the position of a heavy and success ful' merchant the ship-owner. He was a member of the 27th Congress, from 1841 to 1843. and failed of' re election but from that time till now he has been the ruling spirit in the Pandemonium of New York city politics. He was the chief sachem, who, in the celebrated Tammany Hall quar rel, led out the tribe which established the rental Mozart Society, that, with him at its head, had so many year so swayed the po litical destinies qf thst city. Tn 1854 he was elected Mayor of the city, was repeated ly re-elected, and at the last State election was again brought into congress in place^f James E Kerrigan as one of the five rq^rq bers from that city, by a vote of 8,176 acainxt 3.488 fbr John Duffy, Independent. It is not necessary to say that Fernando is an able as well as a notable, and I may just ly add, a notorious public man. The niind that can rute a great and turbulent city, of a million papulation, as he has alone for at least a doz«n years, and in a vital degree for AT least a dozen years, uqd in A vital de gree for twice that period, whatever of crime be laid to his charge, is a maa of no mean intellectual powers. I was present when Mr. Wood 6 rst ad dressed the House in the earlier part of this session, on his favorite scheme of peace commissioners and pacification. It was not generally kftown that he was to address the ILuse, otherwise, so great is the curiosity tosee and hear him, there would have been crowded gtileries. As it was, all the mem bers of the House at the Capitol gathered into their seats, and sme Senators came over to listen. When he arose and addres ed the Speaker, the Home was silent a cir comstanoe in this Bear Gtrden, as John Randolph named it, of very unusual occur rence. He is a tall person, fail six feet high stands, walks, and sits erect, and has every where a proud and elevated bearing. He is a man of large frame, but, likeOas- ius, has "a lem an 1 hungry look but whether like Cassius, lean because he "thinks to much," and whether, like him, really a dangerous man, I do not here dis cuss. He dresses in the finest broadcloth a brown frock-coat with velvet collar, always buttoned from the bottom to nearly the top button. This habit gives him the appear ance ef a plump, round, symmetrical, as well as tall and perfectly erect person.— Black pants small standing collar, plain, black cravat dark reel heavy calf boots, shining a plain, handsome gold guard chain a pair of black eye gla«*ev, attaches to a ribbon a twain, g'lld ring Upon the little finger of the left hand, and a wig so nieelv adjusted, that its neatlr brushed, fine brown hair is not suspected as artificial by one in a thousand and tiiere you have the personal of the noted New Yorker, as I scanned him on the occasion of his three set speeches this session. He has a hollow back, though certainly a stout ^backbone and it} his very erect attitude, with closely buttoned coat, this peculiarity is very perceptible. The The genera] outlines of his head and face, and especially his Urge, curved, and close mouth, strikingly remind you of Henry Clsy. It is said that he aspires in his ora tory to imitate the Great Commoner and an excellent portrait of Mr. Olay, taken in 1834, when about the ageef the New York er at the present time, mw banging over my table, certainly corroborates the remark AS to their personal resemblance. Mr. Olay** bead was however, cast in altogether a larger toopld. His head is much smaller, his forehead less broad in proportion to his siae, than the good I(entockian not so high, bat qtjit* as full. His feoe, long and narrowing to the ehio and his oonsplexion, as well as hi* erect, tall form and long snqs, sre more Hk« those of Mr Olay than any other speaker I have ever seen, either 00 the floor ofCongres^ of elsewhere. Of course, when you approach the marvelous powers of eloquence of Henry Olay, n II men tioned of Fernando Wood is as fabsurd as it would bf to mention the grovelling politlca and political career of the disciple of Cal houn with the lofty principles and career of the great Kentucky patriot and statesman. Their characters sre absolutely, in these particulars, the antipodes of eaoh other, and ftfrniah a An* illustration by oootrast. Uf Wood ia. however, a dear, ooncisa ve febattn urn gpwd.ttnujipgp seldoqa or never fails of the appropriate dic tion for his thought rarely during his re marks moves his feet from the spet upon which be rises makes the qnost «f his gest ures with his right hand. Mr. Wood has been twice'married,* His first wife he married in Auburn, N. Y., and his prsent—much younger than him self—is A lady of great elegance of person And chAiacter—daughter ef eminent New'York merchant By his first wife he had six children three sons and three daughters, of whom two sons and one daughter are grown up. The oldest am bears the name of Mn 0. Calhoun, whose political dogmas he has Ahwaya worshiped. By the second marriage ]thare is one child. They reside in su elegant house on "H" street, in a fashionable section of the oity, paying $8000 annual rent far the premises the rent running through the whole Con gress. He is reputod to be worth pom two lo five hundred thousand dollars, and owns a fine mat in the upper part of New York oity at lUoomingdale, where he has seven acres of land runuing down to the river.— In the relations of private and domestic life Mr. Wood is without disparagement, and is temperate and industrious in his habits. He is generally the House during its sessions, and, when there, always at work when not listening to the debates. I think there is no member more respectful to listen to others, nor more remarkably attentive to business. The only occasion when he ab sorbs himsdlf in newspapers or surrounding conversation is during speeches reflecting severely upon his course, and to which he can havft no chance jt the time to reply. Tlte Copperhead* and tl|Q War. 4 fAOTOCL PICTURE, BT GfOAQ* DfWSOW- Washington, August 4.—An editorial correspondence of the Albany Evening Journal, says, th e copperheads of to day inherit the instincts of the worst class of Federalists of 1812. Like them, thjgf are untiring in their abuse of those to whom the people have confided the task of main taining the hoqor «qd integrity of the na tion. Like them, they pervert, distort and misrepresent every act and measure of the AdminiritratuH) e^ag^erate tie public debt sympathize with the enernv do what they can tq embarrass the Government belittle our victories and rejoice over our defeats. The fiendish exultation which they mani fested when the news reached them that the assault of Saturday terminated in a re pulse, was but one of a hundred illustra tions which they have given of the "spirit that moves them." They are only happy when patriots mourn, and only hope to rise into power upoa the brokeq columns of the Republic. They mark the progress of the war, not as patriots but as partisans. They deem every victory a misfortune And every de fest An argument for their restoration to power. They Are not only in sympAthy with the rebels, but they lean upon their skill end prowess to insure them votes.— They may not have rejoiced over Grant's repulse last Saturday, simply because it in volved the sacrifice of life. They may not yet have reached that point, when the shed ding of Union blood is, of itself, a pleasure to them. But they rejoiced because they hoped it would bring odium upon the Ad ministration render impAtient men still more impatient elevate McClellan weaken the public confidence in the reliability and aud etfluiency of negro troops postpone the capture of Richmond to a day beyond the Presidential election, and inure gener ally to the benefit of their par^j They have no other or higher standard of patriot ism or morality. This may seem to some a harsh judg ment but I appeal to ewery impartial ob server of the developed tone and temper of the copperhead press, if it be not a judg ment based on irrefragible evidence, daily furnished by the organs of the copperhead party. The daily prayer of iheir hearts, if not of their lips, not the defeat of our Generals— f.»r the ea oape from serious disaster of. the rebels, and for such imbecility awl blundering on the part of those who contfo) our military movements as to compel a peace which will feiaaugerate the reign of,3oj*tberq men and Southern policies, and revive and per petuate tlte institution of slavery. Such a peace they desire, and they rejoice at the happening of any They are as muoh worse than Ishmaelites as the life of a nation is of greater ralue than th%t of so individual. Their hand is against their country, and soju| prayers. To believe that struck «riT .tstfft-j'O joiW pisfcjie .nr.ffii Wefl owl bmrtoaa aw.-.'! ts!» •»ii 'J hJ nil *i tod hwi nil ft. rn* i .*,• ""f .... OTTUMWA, IOWA, THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 1V"I864.£3L?JT2Z£X)OL?2SSS?J by the Fathers of the Republic, by aaaking freedom av room. I#OAf is for the dio»nifiture if event which is likely to contribute to its aonsuauaatuw universal, practically, within the broad lisAitaof the Union, as it is, theoret ically, in the sublime Declaration of Inde pendence. Without mi oh a resist, we will have bat little over which to glory while with it, we may challenge and we will re eetva tha gratitude sod hpvpg* the world. G, D. The State Orphan Asfl««^U-f The State Register sayaj 7 and mourn over whatever promises the speedy over throw of the rebels, and a peace which will ultinatA in placing the sacred impress of fr»edom upon every foot of soil shadowed by the glorious old Flag of the w their a pl^Tltxl by such men, with such prfnoiples, sympathies and hopes, can carry the people with them, is to believe that patriotism i« a myth by human rights sad the principle of free government an irqpraot ieable abstraction. Their triumph would be the triuipph of those in opei rebellion and every vote east fbr them will be a aud And glory of the tha integrity Union. If I were sure thAt the people would be fblly Aroused to the principles And purposes of the men who mske merry over dissster to our arms, I would fear no such oalAnjity AS A copperhead victory aiiv where. But there is such a yearning for peaoft such a weariness of strife and bloodshed, and such A dreed of cost And taxation, that It will re quire immense labor, and constant appeals to their nAtional prido And latent pAtriotlsn), to hold thtro up to the sublime wodi in which the country is now engaged, vix Di nactly, the mstoraUon ef the Union, and in skbntatfr, the oomplftiflfa ef$he!*ark bsgan v The Board of Trustees of the To wV 8tate Orphan Asylum met an the 3d and 4th inst in the Asylum building near Farraington, Y^n Bur en caunty. The institution n now in successful*' operation. It baa the care of 92 chil-1 dren, all orphans of Iowa soldiers.—1 The sohool was opened on the 8th in stant. One evening during the ses-^ sion of the Board, the children wq^e called together and were briefly ad dressed by Rev. Lawence, of Oskaloo sa. He spoke of the pleasure which tbe people of Iowa felt in providing a pleasant home fbr the children of those patriots who had given their lives for their country. During his brief talk, the little boys and girl were attentive and interested- The meeting conclu ded with Scriptural reading aud pray--* er, after which children were dis- I missed for a play on the lawn. They' are yery cheerful ia their new situa-1 tion, expressing in a thousand ways I their thankfulness for the interest! which is t»ken in their welfare. The Asyinm building is composed of brick three stQrips in height, sur rounded with pleaure play grounds and a picturesque pnspect. It is looated on the line two mile* above Parmiugton. Arrangements have been made by the Board for the present accommodation of fifty more children. i\pplie.i'4on for admission may be made to Judge Coles, of this city, or to any other member of the BoarcU Rev. P. P. Ingall*r the efficient agent for the Aavliim, also writes. There are already nine rooms fur nished by gratuitous contributions. The Young Ladies National League, of Burlington, furnishes two rooms and the Ladies Aid Society oontem plates furnishing the parlor. The Young Ladies Union League of Mus catine have furnished two room* and the children Mite Society furnihed oae room. Over the door of this room is a plate with this inscription: 'Furnished by the children of Muscatine." For the young ladies roon) a similar plate with "Young Ladies Union Leagne of Muscatine," The Ladies Aid Sooiety of Davenport furnished two rooms. Tho young HAfoes in Oskaloosa will furnish a room, probably the best in Mie building—equal to two. The arti cles furnished are of excellent qq^lity aud at a cost of from $70 to llOO a tKTKLUOE*cE.—^ eoi)ntrjm|^ walked into the office of Lawyer Bares ope day and began his application "Burns, I have come to get your advio^ io a, case that is giving me some trouble." "Well, wbat is the mitt?r?" "Suppose now," said the client, "tfnt a man had one spring of water on h's land, and his neighbor living below should buiT3 a dam across the creek through both farms, and it was to back the water up into the other man's spring, whatoqghttQ be done?" "Sue him, sir, sqa him, by All means," said the lawyer, who always became excited i n o i n i o n o e a n o v a i o n o i s i eot. "You can recover heavy danoagej, sir. And the IAW will make him pay well for it Just give me the case, and I'll bring the money from hinj snd If he hasn't A great deal of property it will breik him up sir." "But stop. Barns," cried the terrified Ap plicant for legal advice, 4-it's that Wive built the dam, and it's neighbor Jones that owns the spring, and he threatens to sue me." The keen lawyer taitatcfe! a momedt be fore he tacked his ship, and kept on r'1 "Ah! tMI, sir, you say you built a Aim across that ortek. What sort 6f a dam wai it sir?" "It was a mill-dam." "A mill-dam for grinding grant, WaaIt?* uYas, Union.— it WAS just thAt." And it is A good neighborhood mill, is HI*' "So it », sir And you will SAV BO." f'And blow 1 "Arid aH your neighbors brtwgHhrtr gfalh to be gtound, do they 'Yes. they do." "Then it is a great pqbM M»«wMeaa0, It it notf" "To be «urf it is I wuild not have buik |t but for that It a so fir sijperior to any other mill sir," now," said the hmyM, ''you tell ma that that tpu) Jonas is coqtplatnicg just be cause the water froa* the dam happens to put beck into his little spring, and he is now threatening to sueyoi|. Well, «i) I have to say is, to let him sue and he'll dn.y as sure AS my name is Barns." Cora, JFodder-'lt* *alU4}—TJjue i to CHI It, farmers in the Northwest who believe this truth and act accordingly, are com paratively few. The experience of very many has b.een only with corn stalks cut after the frosts had nearly destroy ed them before, they.«w*se nut and stacked. -j, The practice of cutting the stalks about the ears is now nearly obsolete among (Re meat intelligent farmsrfc, for it Is found that the corn crops & made to weigh much less by tieing deprived of its lungs at a t^poe when they are so important. By cutting off at the grpiffld at th., same time, the U»ve» are not •epar.ted from tho «orn, and the work of ripening is hastened, instead of being tlifr. hr retarded while tb^ labpr^f cutting aqd stacking is ?bout equal in either casp. (mra TO .CUT ATP CORK. J3 J* Oarefiil experiments have demonstra ted the fact that unfrosted' corn, cut up an^jBtacke4 as soon as 4rout of the rpilk," or "glazed," will be sounder, and veigb more than were it left to ripen entirely upon the hill» and take the chances of the season. The right time, therefore, to oat up and shock our corn, is ten days to two weeks earlier is usually florid.— Those who have never tried the early cutting will scarcely believe these state? menter or their own eyes" either when witnessing the re suite, were ^hfy once to try the experiment -t We even fear that the best fame for cutting will be upon us before this will reach piftny of our readers. But we advise all that possibly can do so, to take time to trim their corn too. by the f'.ve-top*" and save all the excellent oorn sewlk foed thet can. Many a towns man who has his cow's winter feeding yet unproenred, could easily obtain it of adjacent farmers, by agreeing to cut stocks, and in due time hufik out the corn taking the fodder fbr his reward. When its true value is known and ap preciate^ load of early cut corn fod der will sell in our cities and towns as quickly as a load of hay, and the con veniences for feeding it will he as prowiptly provided. We have found a common hoe, made sharp, with ao axehelve shaped handle, only twenty inches long, to be equal to a piece of scythe for cutting corn, as it is easy to cut close to the ground, there by saving the farmer and the field from the inconvenience of long stumps. The nece^ry root* of themselves are qojte sufficient. Tho Groat Drogbt. .. There has probably biion no drought in the last quarter of a century, that has extended over a greater section of country than the drought of the present summer. It has extended all over the Eastern, middle and Western States, and many of the Southern States.— The States south of Jjentucky and Virginia, have had an abundance of rain. AU the States north of that line have beei} more or less burned by that drought. We learn also that the drought has extended to California, where they say they have had little or no rain for the spfoce of two years. The effect of /.ii It." There are three unjbr^J?yi IfiSfU little Nell. **The hat is one—the smallest the qmrbreUa is another sod the sky is the third—the greatest of them all, bat ako the leakiest." What is the difference betweep a uburch deacon and a ragamuffin? One passes the saiaer aqd the QUjpr sasses the passer. Clouds never send down to ask the graos and plants bow much they Deed tney rain for the relief of their own A|ll bosoms s6 J:' w »i Andw ,*tu4«»a«i' ..-.-A Dubuque, has sold readily wheat proves to be much better than ning my brains W anuoipaud, Ouwtota JO') W fB A* JL during several weeks past, for fifteen to twenty dollars per ton. Well cured timothy and clover mixed, direct from the n&adow, has commanded the high est figures. The crop in this vniticiy, owing to .th,e severe drouth of seven weeks continuance, from the fore part of May, has been less than the average of farmer ye*rs, and although the late mow, and improperly cured may com mand only a kswened price at the pre sent, yet there is Kttle dottbt but that when the crop 'is well and securely stacked, its relative value, while bad roads anT"uncertain winter are before our farmers, will cause the prices of hay to run still higher. It, therefore, beoomea the interest, and duty too, of every one, who possesses animals to be provided for, to look about them for all the substitutes for hay that can be obtained. And what can be found better than early cut and well stocked corn fixfciar. Good jud gee have esti mated an acre of earn fodder of aver age yield, to be fully equaj for cattle feeding, and far better for tniloh coWs, than an average acre of hay. But it is the hay crop is very short, and thai (fie an undeniable fact, that the number of i season has been dryec beei^ known iii many years. *. *1 .7HT LVUlTsO YAJ«K Jfct SSI question thaiiibf, dmnglp has ftuvored such an eqtontof country in tlie^iorth Unitai States, thnjf prices ofbread stotfTs are not likely recede much for th* oomhig year. It will be borne in mind that the next season is the^erltffl ical sev^th pfhftiftW whfcn the "lakes show great rise of water, and also the westejmjtf vers. Ib 1869 Jhal a spring and Miuimer of almosf con,tfnue$ rain. 18G5 is the seventh year when the great rise in the lakes show* itself. & It has been noted in the Western States thpt the periodical, flood .tvok plaee every seventh "year. Thus in 1844,'1851, and in 1858, the lakes and the -rivers were, very high. So we may eon^der tjj^a very dry seaspn a prelude ^o a yery wet one. There is one advantage of dry sea sons whioh should not he dverfooked, and that is, if we raise less5in quantity, the quality is generally better. The fruits of the earth are reaped in ft sounder condition. Tlijs circumstance should be considered when we. are la menting the injurious consequences 0^ a long continued drought The great drought al«o I# England. -The last advices state that It is also uoted that tliis great drought has been accompanied by more coatin ally hot weather than ever was before in the JUvtlwrifcJUnit$cl,StstfflP. The heats of a tropical clime have been felt in the States bordering on rence and the Great Lakes. t-Lftw JK If A Hqney Moos Sceae. A" correspondent thus ^espriVef^a speue t&gk .place a short tij^e in^rbe^en-^ the i,oney.lnoon. -1' A bri(lal 'tv Hjjr- riect couple trien'VbVnVling down a few noyor B!lir 4 nl(,loo]iing sct in I hardly dare tell you, pet. What! loveliest of your sex, your adorer so soon I Thc bride and groom looked*, Walked, talk- ed and acted love to the life. A more 'devoted couple ybu could nefef* be hofd. They were sitting \n the parlor one morning, wheti I actuary heard the husbaud say, with a melting tep||r of yoiue and manner fw (Did you.&peak. deai^st? w No pet, I did not— I was thinkii% replied the bride, looking i»:angelic as possible. Of What were yoa tifftfkiffg, thr love? 4 Pardofttr-a thousand ftftrdons, fcac Edgar. if I had ever saeraod to tonbg ao noble a being. a Spoken like your own true setf—-Hie a fbtid and dearly loved "wife. Oh Edgar, Ed'jraf—you are a fljftfbr 1 er—you are, you know you are. Ho, np—you wrong me—indeed you $0, I could not,flatter you, the cjierl^hr ed idol of my soul I ,m Oh, naughty maa! You Juiqw few dear you are to me. -i You will tell me, good Migelj that you are—yon will teH rtiei I will—but first pre as durante fhat you will not frown on your too fond Rebecca. A frown iEdgar—nay, even less, would break my now too happy he^rt. Say, then, you will not frown. Foolish phildi Po th^ stais frown when the poet looks up to them for»in spiration Does the fond mother frown when hey first-born looks up to her eyes as he nestles still closer to her bo*«n froes love, fond, true pure love, fcver frown? 7 5 Oh, say no jpore dear, dear Edgj^r, I feel, I know, you are the best, the k^td est, the most 4evoted of men! A Tell me thou, lovp, ojf what wetf you thinking? Pf yo«r-^onjy of yon, Edgar, on my truth. And what of me dear, dearest &e beeca? Alas—what shfttll say? How sliall I extricate myself from thia perilous dilemma. Speak, loved one, I charge yoft! Dear Edgar, you know* Yes, sweet Hebecca—•% 3s. afj Tliat—oh, shall I say it? Anyhow—go ow—dear Rfctwxl,-, That if you continue—- Y es—continue— 1"' ai jw 1! .bhk ,, wf csMib a be«rt Cabbage- To eat— Eat what widely extended a drought must he to dAminfch all tho crops. In some sections the wheat is very much injured, and in others tho corn crop is burned out, as in Mary land, The weatern States, 00 account of the exubereut fertility of its soil, en dures the drought muoh better than the soil of Kastern and* Middle States. A very little rain will mature our crops. Jt is thus that the spring drought in Wisconsin, which would haVe destroy? ed all the crops 5m the lands of the east, was endured for eight weeks withr ortt scarcely a drop of rain, and the %(iW1 Cabbage, what then? V ou may oatch tlte cholera.' (sebblrtg^ and (sob) I may (sob) be left a (sob) widow (sob) before (sob) tfeo-seasoa (hysterical sob) Is over. I I did'nt—I could'nt Wftite to* hear any more of this conversation, do wonder if pll "jest married folks go on after titfs —[Albany Dt^tch- 1 dear Vifcholas^*' said tord Stragford, uI lain very stupid tliis njor- are 41 gpno to }he

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