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XIAFGOOD & ADAKS.
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VOl. 40, NO 7.
ainilq journal, Druotrb
ia jFrrrbam, Sgritulturr, literate, vBtomtion, lornl
Sirftlligrnrr, anb tjjt littos
OCTOBEtt 3, 1 8 55.
of tyt Dai.
ONE DOLLAR AND FIFTY CENT
FEB AlfSUK. I ADVAJCB.
WHOLE NO. 2035:
For the Chronicle.
THE DREAM LAND.
Of all lands, from tkoee of the North, Weak an-1 cold.
To rtie l-right, tunny South lan-ls f silrer an 1 goM,
There's not one to vie in its l-eauty, I'm told
- With our fairy dream-land.
Iler florera art- the fairejt; her brcer.es are pare;
Her joy are the rarest, the richest, aud ure;
And if ire would Tint those realms, they say.
Bat let fancy loose, and we're ever away
la our fairy dream laud. -
Iuli a has bostd, and rriies her-f still.
On the beauty of rirer. and ralley. nd hill;
But re Tiait a far TiM-r laud at air will
Ti oar fry dream kind.
Her riera are hrirht li;aid-siiTer. that whirl
In banks that art fremmed with the richest of pearl;
And they murmur such music as never was heard
From auht v-t the breeze, and the stream, and .he Urd
Of our fairy dream-land.
The minstrel has tuned his sweet harp in the shade
Of thehroad spreading palm,& his fii.gers have strayed
OVr it's magical strings, till e felt, aa he played.
That we'd lost all command
Of oar feelings and hearts; for its wonderful tone
Seemed to mi n pie our seals into eie wiih his own;
But his harp's sweetest note eer compaied with the
That we're heard m tth such rapture, again and again
la our fairy dream-land.
The XIarp of the X i-th!" how sweet was the thrill
That it sent to the thrice m.;t. red heart at its will!
Though forever unstrung its harmony still
Is surpassingly grant.
Tbtagh the minstrel who tuned it has pone to his rest.
His name is still honored, his memory Mest;
And his notes are sti 1 1 sounding, though not of the earth;
He sorrowed them all from the place of their birth
The fairy dream-htud.
How much that is real, is joyous and bright?
Is not the ideal most full of delifht?
And are we not happiest, ever in sight
Of our fairy dream-land ?
E'en love-light, raa, is oft fanciful too;
Which gives it a hriphter. a lovelier hue;
Tor who'll not acknowledge it better than real.
The love that is found in the realms ideal
' Of our fairy dream-land?
To Him. who, in giving us feeling and mind,
The richness of fane? so weH has cumined
With the matter of-fact that we ever ill find
On our every hand.
Let us look: with deep gratitude, ever believing
That lie's the kind giver of all we're receiving.
And let us remember from Him t: e'er to stray.
Though oft we may wander iu fancy away,
In our fairy dream-land.
- ONrrlin. Sept Tth. J. A.
[From the Kansas Herald of Freedom.]
PROCEEDINGS OF THE FREE STATE
Agreeably to the published call foi
Delegates lrc.ni each Representative Dis
trict m Ka.isas Territory, lo meet at Big
Springs on the 5th of September, 1855,
to take inU) consideration the pres-ent ex
igency of political affairs, the Convention
assembled, nulled to order at 11 o'clock,
and organized temporarily by appointing
W. Y. Roberts, Esq., to the chair, and
D. Dodge, Sec'y.
The list of delegates w is very large,
embracing one hundred names, and eve
ry district but two are lepiesented. The
Commiuee on organization reported the
following list of officers: President
G. W. Smith, Esq.. Vice Presidents
John Fee, J. A. Wakefield, James Sals
bur , Dr. A. Hun ing ; Secretaries R.
G. Elliott, D. Dod 'e, A. G. Adams.
Several committees were men appoimeu
to prepare bus',uss .
The Chairman of the Committee on aj
platform reported, through Col. Lane, J
the following resolutions, staling at the
' eam time thai twelve out of thirteen had
agreed upon their adoption and pledged
- to each other their undivided support.
Resolved, That we will oppose and re
sist all non-resident voters at our polls,
whether liom Missouri or elsewhere, as
a gross violadou of our rights, and a vir
tual ilUfranchiaeuienl of cur cil.zens.
Resolved, Tiiat onr true interests, so-
cially, morally and pecuniarily, require
. that Kansas should be a Free S.ale, lhat
free laboi will best promote the happi
ness, the rapid populadon, he prosperity
and the wealth of our people, thai slave
labor is a curse lo the mister and com
munity , if, not, ihe slave lhat, our coun
! tiy Is uusutud to it, and that we will de
vote ur energies as a party to exclude
the institution and to secure for Kansas
the constitution of a Free State.
Resolved, That in so doing we will
consent lo any lair and reasonable ro-
vision iu regard i the slaves already in
the territory, which shah pit ltd the ui-is
ters against injustice auu loial loss.
Resolved, That il is the opinion of ihis
Convention mat lite aduii-sioii ol free
negroes, or niuIaUoes iuto the Territory
or futuie Siae of Kani-as, will be pro -
ductive ol e. il amung Uie pt-ople of Kan -
sas and dangerous 10 ihe lnsttlutums of
our sister S ale, and that we will oppose
their ad.ni-Mon imo the Territory or fu
ture State of Ktusas uow and forever.
Resolved, That we ml' discounte
nance and denounce any attempt lo en
croach upon he constitutional rights ol
the people of ny cta;e, or lo interfere
with their slave , concet-tling lo iheii
citizens ihe right lo regulate (heir own
institution, mi i lo hold aud recover iheii
slaves without, any molestation or ob
strnciion from ihe people of Kansas.
The repoit Wis received with three
heariy -chters, -nd adopted by acclama
tion. Mr. Emery, on the committee having
in charge Hie legislative nutters of Kan-
- sas rt potted the to'h wing:
Res Ived, That Ihe bo ly of m-.-n wh
for the last two months have been pasting
laws lor the peojdo of our Territory,
moved, coun-eled ;tnd dica'ed to by the
demagogues of Mis.-ouri, are lo us a for
eign body, representing only tne lawless
invaders who elected them, and not the
people of the Teirilory that we n-pudi-4
a e lluir actions as :he nionstro- s consu-1
ination of an act of violence, usurpation
hnd fraud unparalleled in the hi; lory of j
our Union, and worthy only of men un
fitted for the duties and regardless of the
responsibilities of Republicans.
Resolved, That hav ing by numerical
infciioriiy and want of preparation, been
compelled lo succumb to theouirage and
oppression of armed and organized bands
of the citizens of ft powerfu: State of the
Union having been robbed by force of
the right ol suff a. e and self govern
lueol, and subjected to a foreign despot
ism the more odious and infamous be
cause it in voltes a violation of compacts
with sister States more sacred than sol
emn treaties, we disown and disavow
with scorn and indignation thecontemp'i
ble and hypocritical mockery of a repre
sentative government into which this in
famous des otism has been converted.
. Resolved, That we owe no allegiance
or obedience to the tyranical enactments
of this spuiious Legislature that their
laws have no validity or bindin" force
u)on the peouleo' Kansas, and thateve
iy freeman a.uong us is at full liberty,
consistent with all his obligations as a
citizen and a man, to defy and resist
them, if he chooses so 10 do.
Resolved, That we will endure Jand
submit lo th-se laws no h-nger than th
best interests of 'he Territory requires,
as lo the least of two evils, and will re
sist them to a bloody issue as soon as we
ascertain that peaceable remedies si. all
fail, and forcible resistance shall furnish
any reasonable prospect of success ; and
thai iu the mean ime we recommend 10
our friends throughout the Ten Lory the
organization and discipline of V"olu .'ter
Companies und the procurement and pre
paration of arms.
The Coiumit.ee on Congregessional
Delegates reported through Mr. Lowry as
Resolved, By the citizens of Kanw-.s,
in Convention assembled, lhat an elec-
lion shall be be d in the several election
districts in this T. rri lory on the second
Tupsday of October next, under the reg
ulatious prescribed foi the election of the
30th of March last, in reference to the
places and manner of holding the same,
and the manner of making ibe returns,
as well as tdl matters r lat ng to the for
mule of the election, excepting the ap
pointment of officers and the persons to
whom returns shall be made, which shall
be determined by this Convention, for
me purpose oi eieci.ng :i delegate lo rep
re-ent ihis Terriioiy in the Thirty-fourth
C(c,rress of the Tjci,eJ gIatHSi
j-The rCHons g;Vca for cl100sin;r the
Jay named, is that to hold the election
OI1 the day named by tne sham legisla
ture would tie to acknowledge its authori-
Resolutions endorsing the course of
Gov. Ri eder was also auonted
SUPINATION OF G'OXUKKSSIOXAX DELEGATE.
Moved lhat ihe Coiive lion ptoc -ed al
once lo ihe nomination of a Territorial
Dele-ale lo Congress. Mr. Conway
moved that Andrew II. Reeder, late Gov
ernor of Kansas,' be our nominee. The
motion was seconded. and carried by ac-
clamalion. Cheer followed upon cheei
tne announcement of the result. All r-
der was lost in the confusion, and every
person piest.nl set mtd to join in th. cry
for Reeder ! Reeder 1 ' The laie Gov
trnor appeared upon the stand in answer
to the repea'ed calls, and al ihe r. omenl
appeared deeply moved wi h this un x
pecled outburst o: enthusiasm.
GOV. REEDER'S RESPONSE.
He said that day by day a ciisis was
coming upon n, tiii iu after times this
j would be lo history a turning point, a
; minted period, as are to Us the opening
j ol the Resolution, the adoption of the
j Declaration of Independence, aud the era
! 0f the alien and seditiin laws; that tte
J should take each step carefully, so lhat
(each be a slip of pi ogress, and so that
j no viokiice !.- done lo the tie w .ich binds
American Deoitle iot tiier. He alluded
lo iht: unplecedelilt 1 Ijraliny under
hich we ate and have been ; and said
that il any supposed lhat institutions were
to be imposed by force upou free and en -
lightened people they never knew, or had
forgoUeu, ihe history of our la litrs.
Aiueiican citizens bear in their brtast.s
loo much of th spirits of other and try-,
ingdys, and have too long shared ihe
blessings ot li rty, lo submit to oppies
sion from any quarter ; and the man who,
having once been free, could tanaelv su.
mil to tyranny, was tit lo be a slave.
He urged ihe Free State men of Kan
sas to forget all minor issues and pursue
determinedly the one great object, never
sweiving, butsteadiiy pres-ing m, as did
the wise nun who lollowtd the tar to ihe
minger, looking back only for fresh en
couragement. He counstjitd that pcace-
fill resistance be made to the tyianniral
and upjust laws of the spurious Legisla-lun-
; that appeals l the Cntirt, to the
ballot box, and to Congress be made for
relief from this oppreivc lo.id ; that vio-
lei.ee should be deprecated so long as a
single hope of peaceful redress regained;
but if at last all these should fiil if in
the proper tribunal the e is no hope for
oui dearest lights, outraged and pro
faned if we are still to sutler, that cor
rupt men may reap harvests watered by
.our teais, thtn there is one more chance
foi justice. God has provided in the
eternal frame of things ledress for every
wrong, and there remains to us still the
steady eje and the strong arm, ind we
must conquer, or mingle the bodies of the
oppressors with those of the oppressed up
ou the soil which the Declaration of Inde
pendence no longer protects. But lie was
no; at all apprehensive that such a ciisis
would ever arrive. He staled that jus
tice might be found far short of so dread
ful an ex iemily ; and even should an
appeal lo arms come, it was his opinicn
that if we ale well prepared lhat moment
the victory is won. Our invaders will
ni ver strike a blow in so unjust a cause.
II . then entered into the plan of con
ducting the campaign, and advised that
t ie proclamation from tiie people callii'g
the election, he s'gned by eveiy voter.
Let the legal requirements of an election
be strictlv observed. Our position is one
of asking only lhat the law be carried
out. When Col. Ethan Allen was asked
at Ticondtroga by whose au hority he
demanded the fort he replied, "in the
name ol the Great Jehovah and the Con
tinental Congress." 1 expect of you that
you so piejiare me. that to a similar ques
lion I may boldly a svtir, "the Great
Jehovah and the Sovereign .".quatitis of
Kansas He spoke long and eloquent
ly upon the importance thai no rash
ness should endanger Hie I'm n whi.-b
we all love and cleave lo. lie did ii"t
oousidei ihe cjiTcci. paLil.o icn.im. iil T
the South as indorsing Hie vio en; wrongs
which had been p rpetr a'ed by Missoii
rian in our territory, and that being so,
he wailed to hear iiieir reouke. S. otilJ
it not coni. and all hope of moral ind i
eIice i Cl,rrect the evils b-; cut n;f a .d
t)c tribunals of ou country fail us, wl i!e
our WIOI) ,s iu continue, what then '.
Will ihey have grown easier lo bear by
long custom 1 God forbid lhat any lapse
of time should accustom freemen to the
duties of aves, and when such fatal dan
"i:r as lhat menaced, then il is time to
Strike for o t altars and onr fires,
Stri . for the green graves of our sirt.s,
God and oir native land.
As lie paused llu re vta for au inslaut
a deep silence n whn a question ol life
or death is Ueinr considered every man
drew a lo,,r breath, but the next instant
,le aj w;s rc.Ilt witll crieSt ,.JVS we
siiike ; ' "white men never can be
slaves." Reeder!" "Reeder!" "Nine
cheers for Reeder and ' right.'' During
his sp-ech he had been constantly inter
rupted by shouts aud shaking of hands,
but now the enthusiasm was ungoverna
ble ; the crowd gatheled aroui.d him
with the warmest greetings. We vould
r ther have the place he holds iu the
hearts ol a geneioas during people than
wear a kingly crown.
KILLED BY LIGHTINING.
The following singular case of dea-h
b 1 ghtn ng is reported n ihe Brantford
(C. W.) Chronicle. The ife of Mr.
i J'hu Gurne, larmer, on the 13 h conces
siou of West Gwiilimbury, was ou last
! Ihursday killed by lightning. She had
one cut to milk in ihe fieid near the
house ; her daughter and servaut man
were going with her, the latter to i oh! a
wld heifer while being milked. On
looking oui and seeing il likely lo be wet,
thy stepped back, Ihe daughter to throw
something over her, and the man to put
on his c at. This was ihe work of a
moment, and ihe daughter having hasii
ly throw a over her snoulders a in It's
cottt, she was stepping out ol the house,
tv.icii a volume 01 tl.nue ru-hed ton aid
her, which was accompanied by u most
ueineiiduou pea! of ihundir. Fearing
for i.er mother's satety, ihe daughter
sprang Inwards where she had last, seen
tier. Here she met with a "Teal bjdv
of s-inoko, and saw her mother juostraie
in the mi st of it, her clothes on tire,
and her body lifeless. Oil going out
j Mis. Currie had two milk-pails, one liu
and the other wood. Tne rtm of il e tin
pad was cut iu two by lite electric fluid,
and two holes were nude in the ttotiotn
of the wK.deii one as if per. orated with a
rifle shot. Iler cap wad on file some
dis ance from the body, and her shoes a
considerable distance apart, and several
rods f torn where she la , . The soles of
her -hoes were torn from the uppers ; the
hair of the head and li e trunk of ll.u
body were greatly singed aud burnl, but
no appearance of bruises or broken
bones. 'Within a radius of ix feel the
grotin.1 wheie she fill was preforated ia
si places, all obliquely, as if by grape
KILLING AN ELEPHANT.
0 :i ' u r .lay n timing, whtn about five)
miles from Camden, the eh-nhant belong-
ed lo L:iiley & C-.ts Circus Couip-iny
berauie vicious, and killed a horse which
happened to be near him. Fearing thai
he might reach the other horses and the
cages containing the aimals, the first care
of the attendants was to destroy the
br dge, so as lo cut oil his approach to
them. Mr. George West, tho it seein :,
wa- accustomed to the management and
disposition of the elephant did not fear
him in the leasi, and judging from his
actions that he was already subdued, de
signt d punishing him, an'' thought it un
necessary to seci're him for that purpose;
but upon his approach the elephant struck
him with his tusks, killing him instantly
and then shook him violently with his
trunk. This was witnessed bv most of
the members of the company, but they
were ol course unable to render the leasi
assistance. Mr. Baiiy, one of the propri
etor, knowin;; that it would be danger
tus to keep an nuimal so unruly, and
fearing tins constquence to either l''e
com pa in or visitors of the exhibition. de
termined to destroy him. Ti e DcKalb
Rifle Corps of Camden, commanded
by Cajii. Villepigue, with a number of
citizens, came to the ground and opened
a brisk fire upon him, soon putting out
his eyes. By evening it is supposed
some one huulred balls had been put in
to him. but with scarcely any affect be
yon J blinding Lira. Ou Monday morn
ing the fire was renewed, and shortly,
wit it a terrible roar, his life was exiinc.
Over three hundred bullets had peiietra
tt d different part of his body. His car
ess i, now lying in a pon 1 livar the scene
of the oc:-uii n-e, into w ich he had re
j lre,.tt .1 Tne .ni.in il w is valued at abou
5tlU,l:;U Mr. West, wiitt thus .net with
so nii laiiehoily a f i f, was. xrr Iv.irn a na
ttve o! Geneva, X. Y., and tv is highlj
e-i. em d bv bo.'i proprie urs and mem
liers ol he oiopiiiy. il - .t is o n le i
tin Cmdeii. wi.n the g.-ii.-ril syi.-pa i.y
ar-i! re.TH ol Ins as -o -I lu-s oluiMi a
(S. C) Thnr. A j 29.
APPLES AS AN ARTICLE OF FOOD.
Wt li lis ftw vuliii' nl ll)M iitn!t. un
ar icle ot looj is lar uti lerr ite.j l5ei les
'containing a ltre annmnt of sii'ur, mu-
eili'Sv :u'a llt"r nuirili',a'i mi t''1' P
jples contain vegetables acids, : rom ilic
Iqualiiiee. tke.. wliici- act powerfully i"
me capacity ol reir ngranis, tonics an a
airisptics ; and when freely used at ihe
lime ol nnllo-v ripeness, ihey prevent
debility, indigestion, an.l avert, without
doubt, many of the ' ill.-s w hich flesh is
heir to " The operators of Cornwall,
iigMua, conquer ripe app.es netuty .s.
iiouri.-hing a bread, and tar more so than
r, i - , 1 , .
! potatoes. Iu the year 18J1 which wa-
a year of much scarcity apples, instead
of being converttd into cider, were sold
lo the poor; and the laborers asserted
that tli-y could " stand their work" on
baked apples without meat, whereas a
potatoe diet required meat or some other
substantial nutriment. The French anu
I Germans use apples extensively, as do
ihe inhabitants of all Europt an nal-ons.
The laborers depend upon them as an
article of food, and frequently make a
dinncrof sliced apples and bread. There
is no truii cooked in as many different
ways, in our country, as apples ; nor is
there any fruit whose value, as an article
of nutiiment, is a.-i great aud so little appreciated.
They have got new " baby elephant"
up-town, the product of one of the ele
phants, we belli ve, belonging to Bar
num's travel ug menagerie. Being too
unwell to go upon her usual summer
tour, it was left at home we believe, to
recupeiate for a sea-on. The rsult is
his addition to the elephantine domestic
These baby-elephauis are very inter
esting objects. They aie perfectly form
ed ihioughou. und differ from tht-ir pa-
' n il s oiny in size bu that difference is
! so amazing that it becomes ludicrous ;
B'.id whep you see the baby walking to
' an i fro under its mother, you cannot re
! sist the Impulse to laugh at the odd ty of
tilt- comparison. And then ihe bulky
i;io her s care of her bttby is so human
like and affectionate ! Give the baby au
apple, foi instance. The mother ele
phant first takes her trunk, ex iniines it
:loely, and then returns it to her infant
to t'Ht having apparently satisfied her
self of i's iunocuousnesa. And so with
everything eUe. . The watchful care, the
jealous fondness, the assiduous and un
tiring attention of ihe parent monster, is
eminently woilhy of imitation by many a
being who makes profession of a much
.reater share of intelligence. -V. 1.
Sunday Times. '
When our desires are fulllilled to the
very letter, we always 2nd some mistake
which renders them nny thing but what
we cxi 'Tted.
'ir readers will be surprised to 'earn
t i:it Donnybrook Fair, in Ireland tie
Donnybrook Fair whi. U for so many
yeara has been renowned in ston and
versej and which has been regarded from
lime immemorial a, the earthly par-idi.-e
of thd Irishmen has departt d from ex
istence, and will be the trvstin-blace of
i can-less mult tude again nevermore.
This is a matter of rt juicing to those who
live in the vicinity of Donnybrook, for of
late years lite fair has very much degen
erated. In olden dates the families of re-
peciab!c citizens were wont to visit it,
and af.er promenading among the shows
ind diuing in ihe tents would go home in
the early evening, b'-fore the occurrence
of those scenes of merriment lor whi-h
the fair has been so celebrated. In more
ncent times, however, the society which
freqm nted the place changed for the
worse, and the fair finally became so un
mitigated a nuisance to the neighbor
hood, that a subscription was started for
the purpose of raising -315.000, wi h the
deeign of purchasing from the proprie
tress, Miss Madden, the patent by which
the fair was held. Little dilicuhy was
experi need in raising the required
amount. The patent was purchased ;
and a proclamation has been issued by
Loi J May or suppressing this veteran scene
of fun, frj'ic, riot and wickedness form
erly iht glory, but later the disgrace of
Irishmen. Ronton Juurw.il.
Ohio State Arms.
M ister Ge:ier.i! Andrews h is
jusireiurued lo Columbus from Washing
ton, where he has piocured ihe comple
ment of arras due the Sta.e of Ohio from
the general Government. The General
li.i? leceip ed for ony 12 pound howitzer,
cartiaje. iii l'Mtsson earn ige, 505 hrighl
p rcussiou mils .e:s, 21J rcussi,.n i des.
I 2 iJ non commissioned otn -ers swoiJs,
, l5 ir:,i, rv swirls, 5) ar.iilery U,.r
jswi - jiN, ; 1 .) 'J J J per-i'sj m caps tor
: c.,, null arl j , ,us W.ial Us Is to
,- mile oi ll ui.-s. p .p-i! ir pliyllnngs
. innmn.-.L As Ih.i s,i:t!e r,f
Ohio has get along for fifty years witli-
OJl lilelr ' 1 ri;lM;' ,Ll us ""i,e we M,H"
I also pass another hi y years without
op- ninir ihe batteries of a State Arsenal.
The t ile Journal urges the pioprie'y
I of the buil din ' an arsena'. A rented
room is now used for tint purn..e. We
wuj .u t t!l;l, A Jlbl, as mu,.i,
money as ihe S ate of O lio can conven-
ieQ , .. 01V is demanded fu the triune ( ! )
expenditures on the new State House,
and therefore t.i at another public improve
ment had better await, that, coming good
time, when ve shall be belter aide to
anchor another pile of money in Co'.um-
bai s lM.y Rc(l;
A PETRIFIED INDIAN.
While engaged in excavating recently
upon the Mdwaukee and Li Crosse Rail
; road, near Schlessengerville, Iowi, the
j workmen came upon the petrified re
mains of an Indian and with the remains
som singular relics ot olden times.
The body was perfect, not having suffer
ed bv deCay. His height at the present
would be considered gigantic, mtasuring
sevtn feet two inches. On his breast
was a plate of copper, on which were
engraved numerous hieroglyphics, the
meaning of which can harldy be imag
ined tint they are a recoid of ihe past.
Could these hieroglyphics be read they
might, perhaps unravel some of the mys
tery which hangs like a dark cloud over
ihe red man. An airow of considerable
strength, and of very curious construc
tion, was also found with h;m, and espec
ially invites the attention ol uitiquarians.
Wanted to Die. An alhle ic Irish
man called il the office of the health
commissioner yesterday and asked per
mbssioii to go to Norfolk to nurse the
sick. He stated that he was an entire
stranger in the city without mean, and
had vainly endeavored to procure em
ploy men ; lhat he had w lktd from
l'enn ylvania and had subsisted on fruit
plucked by the wayside. He thought
thi't if he went to Norfolk the chances
were that he would take the fev-r and
die, which woi.ild put. an end lo all his
earthly Iroubh-s. Ia consequence oi a
request 1 1 send no m-jre, his application
was rejected and he left the place, sor
rowful thai he coul I no have an oppor
tunity to die. There are tinny in the
worl I ina like desti-n'e condition. .ut
there are few indeed who deliberately
desiie lo pas, from among men to be
numbered among the :-i. JiuUiMore
A Puoviuent Domestic. A cook
hearing the lady of tlu hou-e at dinner
ask her husbtul to biing ' Djmbey ifc
Son" with hii i when h came to tea.
laid twe extrs pi !es on the s ipper table,
for the upposed visitors.
Always l.tugli when you can it is a
chtcp medicine. Mirthfuln- ss is phi!, is
ophy not well ur.dersto.i.!. It is ti e sun-
j ny side of existence.
TRY IT ON.
The Knickerbocker tells an excellent
slory 01 Btuchard, ihe rivalist ; not of
him xartly, but of what happened a',
the close of one of his meetings. He was
in ihe habit of addressing his conrgega
tion in this manner :
"I am now going lo pjay, and I want
all that desiro to be prayed for to send
up their names on a piece of paper."
On the occasion which we r--fef to,
there watt at once sent up to the desk
quite a p le of little slips of paper, with
the name on whose behalf he was to
" wresde," as he said, with the " Al
A pause soon ensued, when he said
"Send "era up ! I can pray for five
thousand just as easy as I can for a doz
i n. Seud 'em up. If you haTjn'l any
paper ; get up and name the friend you
waul prayed for."
At tins stage ot the proccedtntrs, a man
whom we Bhall call Oziel Bigg a stal
wart man of six and a halt feet in his
stockings, a notorious unbeliever and
confirmed wag to boot rose in the n.idst
of the congregation, a mark for all, and
amid the winks and becks and smiles of
the auditory, said :
"Mr. Burchard, I want you to pray
for Jim Thompson."
The reverend petitioner saw from the
excitement in the audience, that Oziel was
a hard case'
"What is your name, Sir, and who is
Mr. Thompson ?"
It's Jim Thompson ; he keeps a tav
cm down in Thomsonville, and I keep a
public house a Utile below him. He is
an infernal scoundrel, and I want you to
give him a lift."
' itut," said Mr. Burchard. ' hare
you faith in the effiacy of prayer? Do
I . ...
. ou b lieve in the power of petition ?'
That is neither here nor there," re
j sponded Oziel, want you tt try it vn
TAKE A RECEIPT.
The Hartford Times vouches for the
truth of the following story :
Pat Molan, you are fined five dollars
t f.tr iwMith an.l 1i:tHAiv An Afib Rtrpe
"I have the money in my pocket, and
I'll pay ihe fine if your honor will give
me the resale."
"We give no receipts hre. We just
take the money ; you'll net be called on
a second lime for your fine."
" Bu your honor, I'll not be wanting
to pav the same without I get a resate."
"What do you want to do with it V
"If your honor will write one and give
it tome, I II tell you."
' Weil, there's your receipt. Now
what do you want, to (lo with it ?"
"I'll tell your honor. You see one of
these days I'll be afther dying, and when
I go to ihe gate of heaven, I'll rap, and
S '. Petei will say s'who's there ? says I,
It's me, Pat Molan ;" and he'll say
what do you want ?' and I'll say, I
want to come in,' and he'll say, ' did
you behave a dacent boy in the other
world, and pay all your fines and such
things?" and I'll say. yes your honor,
I pa:d all of them, and thin he'll want
to see the resate. and put me hand in my
pocket and take out me resate and live
it to him. an 1 I'll not have to go plod
ding all over hell to find your honor to
A curious question for the lawyers has
arisen in London. A lady was courted
by a gtntleman, who proposed to marry
her, and was accepted. But he didn't
fulfil his promise, and she sued him for
ihe breach. It turned out, however, that
lie couldn't marry her because he had a
wife living at the time. In answer to
the suit, he says. -Barkis is williu.'
but the law won't allow it," and the la
dy can only demand a fulfilment of his
engagement by an act contra ho .q mores.
The que-tion then arises, "What dam
age has the lady sustained in not being
married to a married man ?" There is
a subtlety of causistry suggested by
this, which the Chief Buou himself did
not, like to encounter, and an arbitration
was recommended. Il is a nut which a
Phil idclphi i lawyer might be able to
'Now, papa, tell me what is humbug?'
'It is, replied papa, 'when mamma pre
tt nds fo be very fond of me. and puts no
buttons on my shirt till reminded of it a
dozen times. Queer definition, that;
stiil there's some truth in it.
A Mr. B hooks recently made a balloon
ascension frotn R xtkford, Illinois. Up
on his descent, being asktdwhat he aw
beneath during the elevation, he said,
"nothing ; nothing but corn."
j Neither wealth nor birth, but mind
j only, should be the aristocracy of a free
! ViaTLK makes a man on earth famous,
I iu tie grave illustrious and in heaven
For the Chronicle.
BUCKEYE FORGE. BUCKEYE FORGE, L. S. Sept. 5, '55,
Gent : I wrote yoo a few days ago,
froru this pi ice, but my sheet was full
before I was ready to tell yon where
Buckeye Forge is. It is a forge built by
McCounell and Butler, of your County,
for the purpose of making Bloom and
Bar Iron, by blooming process, directly
from the ore, (without being converted
into Pig Iron,) as is done in your Coun-
Lest your readers may not be prop
erly informed, I would say further, that
the ore af'er being quarried, and hauled
to the works, is roasted in a kiln, after
which it is stamped np fine, then taken
to the blooming fires and made in o loups
by being scattered alternately with char
coal, on the fires subject to a constant
blast for three hours, when the loup is
taken to a hammer and hammered into
blooms, weighing from one hundred to
one hundred and fifty pounds, or drawn
into bar iron. It is undoubedly the mot
simple mode of making iron ever discov
ered. These works, belonging to McCon-
nell & Co., are situated on Dead River,
about four miles from the Lake shore.
They have both a Plank and Rail Road
to within two miles of their works. The
water power is a most excellent one. The
river is only 4 or 5 rods wide, but af
fords sufficient water at all times, to ran
their blast wheel, hammerer wheel, saw
mill and stampers, night and day. It
takes two tons of ore, and two hundred
bushels of coal, to make one ton of blooms.
One fire will average about 100 pounds
of iron per hour, of a first rate quality.
It now costs more to make iron, than it
will another year, on account of their ha
ving to pay more for all kinds of labor,
and having so far to haul the ore, (some
10 miles.) But the plank road, with a
rail road track on it, will be completed
to the Iron Mountain by the 1st of next
month, which will not only facilitate the
convenience of getting down ore, but will
cut loose a great many hands which were
employed in building the same.
There is one other forge in progress,
and partly going, about 1 J miles below
this, on the same stream, belonging to
the Collins Company. hich is designed
to be a very large establishment. They
have 4 fires in operation, and are con
structing 4 more, but have not charcoal
sufficient to keep the fires they now have,
going more than a month; nor do I think
they will ever be able to keep more than
4 fires constantly going. I understand
they l.ave already expended 8100.000
in constructing their works. These
works, and the Collins works, are all the
iron works now going here; but I under
stand some men are about starting np
the old Jackson Works, on Camp River,
some 8 miles from this. The Eureka
Iron Company bought property about two
miles from this, with iron ore on it, and
got some 1500 cords of wood, cut and
corded, with the intention of erecting a
blast furnace. After doing this, they
finally determined to erect works on the
Detroit River, at a place called Wyan-
dotte, 10 miles below Detroit; but their
ore is so lean that it ct rtainly will not
pay to blow it, but it no doubt will an
swer admirably to work in a blast fur
Some considerable attention is paid to
fai ming here this season, and from the
present appeal ance of the crops, this
company alone ought to have four or five
hundred bushels of potatoes and turnips
The common varieties of corn, as yet,
have not been raised to advantage, the
seasons being too short ; but I have no
doubt but the small eight rowed yankee
corn, could be raised here to perfection,
and the commoner kinds could e culti
vated for fodder, so that on the whole, it
if a good country for fainting. Now the
advantages of getting the timber chop
ped off, and coaled for the iron works,
and the ever ready market at hand, at
high prices, ought to be an inducement
for farmers to come up to this country.
Then the pure wafer, the cool and invig
orating air, makes it so healthy, that I
have often wondered, why more of that
class of the community had not found
their way from the fever and ague sec
tions of Ohio and Indian for what is
life without health?
'Health is Uie poor maa'j riches
The rich ruo' bliss."
Yours, tfcc, B. J. G.
A Girl of Spiair. "Mary, why did
you kiss your hand to lhat young gentle
man opposite, this morning!" "Why
the fellow Ind the impudence to throw
1 kiss clear across the street to me. and,
of course, I threw it buck indignantly.
You would'nt have had me encourage
him by keeping it. would yon ?"
The little, and the short sayings of
wise and excellent men arc of great val
ue ; like the dust of gold, or the least
spark of diamonds.
11k whose first emotion, on the view
of an excellent work, is to undervalue it,
will never have one of his own to show.
Mr. Charles Isgerscu., oieof the
killed on the Camden fc Aroboy Rail
road, would have inherited a lur'une of
500,000 had he lived until he arrived
at the age of twenty-one, which would
have been the last of the present month.
A clause in the will provided that in the
event ol his decease before arriving at
age, the fortune would fall to another
branch of the family. It is said an ef
fort will be made to recover this amount
from the company, as in all probability.
had not this accident occurred, be would
have lived to come in possession of the -fortune.
Da. Charles Kidd, of Kinngsled, E"g-
land, announces that chloroform is a per
fect cure for hydrophobia. The doctor
gays a te .spoonful of either ether or
chloroform is to be sprinkled on a hand
kerchief and placed on the person's face
to smell, and a red hot poker ia then
within half an hour, to be applied to the
bite. If these two things be done if, in
other words, the bite is ' freely canter-
"ned," if the poisonous matter be destroy
ed, there will be no reason to apprehend
TwEjrrr-iTVB thousand Spaniards are
to be transported to the Crimea. Al
ready they have there French, Eng'ish,
Irish, Scotch, Italians, Poles, Egyptians,
Moors, Syrians, Turks, and Tartars.
Legions of Germans, Hungarians, Can
adians, and Americans are on their way
thither, and of kindred and nations and
tongues, the confusion threatens to be as
gieat as that presented before the tower
General Scott's back pay is withheld
by the Administration Thus are the
honors of the Congress of the United
States, to the greatest of our military
captains, rendered void by the construc
tion a Democratic Executive sees proper
to put upon the law ot Congress voting
the General back pay. Never mind.
The Congress "Incoming will take up the
matter and do both the hero and the Ad
Amosii the boats on the Erie Can il it
one nnder the charge of Mrs. Ctp aia
Catherine Peck. She is a ' screamer'
in her way, and has twice been before
the Albany courts once for wolloping
an impud nt " deck hp. id." and again
for trying to pitch a former oner of the
boat into the canal, because he demand
ed his pay of her. '
A spasx escaped from a locomo
tive on the Boston Railroad on Thursday.
This spaik found its way into a car la
den with silks and dry goods.. It set
fire to the goods and a the train was
proceeding at the rate of thirty miles an
hour, the flames were so fanced into
activity that in the course of 17 minutes
they consumed some 8 '.00 dollars worth
Tux telegraph office at Sandoval, I!L,
was fired with electricity, on Tnedy
night last, during a storm. The fl uid
came in on the wires in such current as
to ignite the paper on the operation table
The fire was put ont before any ma'erial
damage was done. - ,
.There are said to be thirty-six iron
ship buildingestablishments in the neigh
borhood of Glasgow, on the Clyde. The
capital employed is $10,000,000, ud
50,000 skilled workmen are engaged.
At the present time there are thirty-two
new iron ships on the stocks.
The Methodist Church, at Black Rock
was forced open on Friday evening last,
by some reprobate sinner or sinners, and
robbed of a Melodeon, a fine instrument
purchased by the Chuuh some time since.
But a few weeks ago the same place was
entered and the Bibl and Hymn Book
One of the editors of the Country Gen
tleman speaks of a visits made by him re
cently at the Mt. Hope Nurseries of Ell
wanget fe Barry, at Rochester, X. Y.,
which he describes as consisting of ftro
hundred ant seventy Jive acres of ground, "
covered with fruit tr es and other misery
The Niagara fails Gazette learns that
p grand nuptial ceremony is to be per
formed on the Suspension Bridge, about
the first of October nexL The parties
are, a well known gentleman from
Oneida county, and a highly respectable
lady from Madison county, of this State.
Two female prisoners escaped from
the Ohio Penitentiary, Monday morning,
bv getting upon the roof and from thence
i lowering themselves to the outside by
! means of strings of muslin cloth. Sts-
venty five dollars reward W offered for
! their apprehension.
I Three poor German minstrels found
i their way, the olher day, to Underchff,
i the country residence of Gen. George P.
Morris, and sang "Wojdman, spare that
Tree," inDaich! The coincidence wae
t pundy accident', and quite unknown W
t the hurdyurdyaas.