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THE PRINTER'S TOIL.
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lima PriBter-boy Were roo-Kl y4
l)wkoe Bd'-a-iIW1a?, ' a
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.riBoUs Uie car of knowledge k...
Aad gloomy mental winter,
e,jBe would reignifle wetgaae. j. j
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rawkSalfsonigK'a'place 17 f,
Tthe buy, toiling Printers'') ' !,E " " :'J
-TUnging type before tie' eac.T r
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rT wilc the type they're busy setting, t
.'.Oft some tnukleaa popinjay ... , M
area the country, kindly letting' ' '.
Printera whutlc for their pay. ,; f
bnf ingratitude T ungracioDa!
Are there no enlfghtcned soil, "
Ucn with mind so incapacious, . ,
AaValight th'e'Printers toil 1 1 ' ' ,
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See him I how extremely busy, :
n -Hinging type before the ease,' : .
.Tailing till he's alnjost diasy, -T
exalt the human race; J.R,j...
"There's no com passion for the Printer, , .
Every deril drives him on ; "
ipring and summer, JI and winter ' .
' Xever find his laltor dons.
A NEW YEAR'S EVE.
Mother Kates ' the watchman's wife, at
nine o'clock on New Year's eve opened her
little, window, and pot out- her head into
the night air. The snow 'was redended
by the light from the window as it fell in
silent heavy flakes upon the street, ' She
observed the crowds of happy people, hur
riagiW nd ' from; the - brillianf : lighf
ed shops With presents, or pouring pnt of
the rarkms inns-and coffee-houses, and go
ing to the dances and other entertainments
with which tht New Year is married to the
Old irr jey and pleasure. "" But when a few
cold flakes had lighted on her nose ' she
drew back her head, closed her window, and
said to fier hnsband,'uGottliel,;stay''at
home and let Philip watch for the to-night;
for the show comes as fast at it can from
Heaven, and thdu lnowest the eold does
thy old bones no good. ;I The street will be
gay to-night. There ; seems dancihg"and
feating1 in every house, masquerades' ire
going about, and PhiUp wiU njoy' the
sport." - ' ;
Old Gottlieb nodded his assent ' 'Iain
willing, Kate," he raid. "My barometeri
the old wound above toy knee has given
me warning the last two days of a clmnge
of weatherj It is only right that my son
should aid ma in a-service, to which he will
be my successor," " ' ' Hy i"
We must give the reader to understand;
that' Old Gottlieb had been a sergeant of
cavalry 'in one of the ting's ''regiments,
until he was made a cripple for life--by a
musket' ball,: as he was the first mounting
the walls of a hostile fort in a battle for
his fatherland. The officer who command
ed Uie! attack received tbtr cross of honor
on the battle field for his heroism, and was
advanced in the service f while Gottlieb was
fain: to reep r iemewards -on a 'pair of
cratches.. From.' pity' the'' made him' a
schoolmasteav' for he was mtell'nt, lilted
to 'read, and: wfote a good hand.;i But
when the -school increased they 'took; it
away from him to provide for a man who
could do none of these as well as he, mere
ly because he was a godson of one of the
trustee However, they' promoted' Got
tlieb to the post of watchman, with
the -reversion of 'it to his -son Philip,
who had the meantime boand himself
to a trardenw.'. : It was onl v the rood honsew
wtfVwv of ULtreaa Katharine, .ml the eiiiment
treme moderation of old Gottlied, that en- .
abled them to. live "happily on the h'ttle
they pos8essed."!'Philip gave; his senices
to the gardener for Jiis board and lodging,
but he occasionally received very fine pres
ents 'when he carried home flowers to the
rich people of the town. He was a fresh
handsome young fellow, of six-and-twenty.
Noble ladies often gave hhn sundry dollars
for1' his fine' looks,' a thing they; Would nev-'
er have Ihouglit of doing for an tigly facel
Mrs. Kate had already put on her cloak to
go to the gardener's house to fetch her Son,,
when he entered the apartment. '
"Father said' Philip, giving a hand to
both father an mother, "it's snowing, and
the snow won't do you'much good. I'll
take the watch to-night, and Ju get to
"You're1 a good r boy," - said old Got-
tJieb.. . . f, . ..:;(
"And then rve .been thinking," contin
ued. Philip, ; "that as to-morrow is New
Year's day,' I may come and dine with
yoii and make myself happy.' ' Mother per-,
haps has no joint in the kitchen, and" -
"No," interrupted the mother, "we've no
joinW hut then we have a pound and a half
of venison; with potatoes for a relish, aud
a little rice with laurel leaves for soup, and
two flasks of beer to drink. ' Only come,
Phifip for we shall h've finely to-morrow !
Next week we will do better, the New Year's
gifts will be. coming m, ana uotuieDs
share will be something! Oh! we' shall
live grandly" " ..
"WelL somuch the better", dear mother,'
said Philip j '"but have jrou paid the rent
Old Gottlieb shrugged his shoulders.'
Philip laid a purse on the table.
"There are two-and-twenty ' dollars' I
have saved, I ean do very well without
them: take them for Naw Yir' urifL
and tben we can aQ three enter the newi
year r without debt or care. God grant
that we may end it in health, and happi
ness, Heaven in its goodness., will provide
for both you and ineP ' " j
, Tears came into Mother Katharine's eyes
as she kissed her son; old Gottlieb said.
"Philip, you are the prop and stay of our
OKI age. C'Onunue w ue uuirost auu gwu,
and to love jour parents, so will a blessing
rest on you. I can give you notning lor a
New Year's gift, hut a prayer that you may
keep your, heart pure and true r-this is in
power you will be rich enough for a
dear conscience is a Heaven itseK" ,,.,"-
' So said pld. Gottlieb, and then he wrote
down in, an account book, the sum of twor
an4 twenty dollars that hie son iad given
him. ' '"' . . . -
' .Thrse hundred and seventeen dollars!"
cried Mistress Katharine, -in the greatest
amazement and then " turning ' to Philip
with a voice full of tenderness, "Ah, Phil
ip," she said "thou grievest me Child of
my heart! Yes, indeed thou doest.; Hadstt
thou savea that money tor thyself thou
might have bought some land with it, and
started as a gardener on thy own account,
and married Koee.. JVow that is impossi
ble. But take comfort. .Philip. - We are
old and thou will not have to support us
long-" - ... H'
"Mother," . exclaimed Philip, and he
frowned a little; "what are you thinking
oti . nose is as (tear to me as my ate, but
1 would give a hundred Koses rather than
desert, you and my father, I should never
find any other parents in this, world but
you, but there are plenty of Hoses, although
I would have none but Mrs. Bittner's Rose,
were there even ten thousand others.
"You are right, Philip," said Gottlieb;
"loving and marrying are not in the com
mandments but to honor your father and
mother is a duty and commandment. To
give up strong passions and inclinations
for the . happiness of your parents is the
truest gratitude of a son. It will gain you
the blessing from above : it will make you
rich in your own heart." ..ti. . . ,
' "If it were only not too long for Rose
to wait," - said Mrs. Katharine, "or if you
could give up the engagement altogether!
For Rose is a pretty girl, that can't be de
nied; and though she is poor, there will
be no want of wooers. . She is virtuous and
understands housekeeping." : .
; "Never feary mother,?, replied Philip;
"Rose has solemnly sworn to marry no man
but me ; and that is sufficient Her mo
ther has nothing to object to me. . . And if
was iu business and had money enough to
keep a wife with, Rose would be tny wife
to-morrow. - The only annoyance we have
is, that her mother will not let us meet so
often as we wisluj - She says frequent meet
ings do no good ; but I differ from her, and
so does' Rose for we' think that meeting
often does us both a great deal of good.
And we have- agreed to meet to-night, at
twelve1 o'clock,' at ' the great" door of St
Gregory's church, for Rose is bringing in the
year at a friend's house;' and I am to take
her home." '"ii v.u'hv.u. ' lia v .'.
' In the midst of such' conversation the
clack of the neighboring tower struck three
quarters, and Philip took his father's great
coat from the warm stove were Katharine
had laid it, wrapped himself in it, 'and ta
king the lantern and staff, and wishing his
parents good night, proceeded to his post
to stand in frost and snow and look
Philip stalked majestically through the
snow-covered streets of the Capital,' where
as-many people were stilr visible as in the
day. Carriages were rattling in all' direc
tions, the houses were all brilliantly lighted:
Our watchman enjoyed' the scene, he sang
his verses at ten o'clock, and blew his horn
lustily in the neighborhood of St Gregory's
church, with man? a thought on Rose, who
was then' with nerKtnena. "Jow, sue
hears me, he said to himself: "now she
thinks en me; and forgets the scene around -
her;- ': I hope she Won t fail "-me at twelve
o'clock at the' church door." 'Ahd when
he" had gone his round, he always returned
to the dear house" and . looked up at the
lighted window.-" ;-Smetimes he saw fe
male figures, and his heart beat quick at
the' signt; sometimes he fancied he saW
Rose herself; and sometimes he studied
the- long' shadows thrown on the wall or
the ceiling to discover which of them was
Rose, an to fancy what she Was doing.-'' It
was certainly not a Very pleasant om ploy-
up at a window; but what eare lovers for
frost and snow! And watchmen are- as
fiery and romantic levers as ever were the
knights of ancient ballads.' ei.
He only felt the effects of the frost when,
at eleven o clock, he bad to set out upon
his round.:; His teeth chattered with cold ;
he could scarcely call the hour or sound his
bora.. a would willingly have gone into:
beer-house to warm himself at the fire.
As he . was pacing through a lonely by-
street, he met a man with a black half-
mask on his face, enveloped in a fire-color
ed silen mantle, and wearing on his head a
magnificent hat turned up at one side, and
fantastically ornamented with a number of
high and waving plumes.- .: - !;
: Philip endeavored to escape the mask,
but in vain,' . lie blocked up his path aud
said "Ha! thou art a fine fellow; I like
thy phiz amazingly, r Where are you go
ing, eh I . .I ay, where are yon going I'! .
-"To Mary Street "i replied fhiiip. i "1
am going to call the hour there".;
"iShchanting! , answered une mas.
Til hear thee: I will go with thee. Come
along ! thou foolish fellow, and let me hear
thee,; and mind thou singest.weH, for I
am a good judge..' Canst thou sing me a
jovial song?'?j i .!-,.. t rr t-.f
: Jr'luhp saw tnat bis compatuoB ; was
high rank and a little tipsy, and answered
ul sing better over a gi&m ot wine in a
warm room, than up to my waist in snow 7
They had now reached Mary Street, and
Philip aang, and blew the horn., . , , . .
"Ha! that's but a poor performance,"
exclaimed the mask who had accompanied
him hither. "Give m tha hnrn! I ahall
blow aa well, that you'll half die with de-
fillip yKM& ,to. ttie mask's wishes,
and let him sing the verses and blow.
For foor or fir times 'all wai done as if
the atranger had been a watchman all his
' Ua iiFsatMl nct attA-inantln s-n (ha
joys of such an oocBpation, mod was so in-
exnaQSUOie ih nis own praises, tnat ue
made Philip laugh at' his extravagance.
His spirit evidently owed no small share of
their elevation to an extra giass ot wine.
, - T11 tell yoo what my treasure, Tve a
great fancy to be a watchman myself for
an hour or two. If I don't do it now, I
shall never' arrive- at- that honor in the
course of my life. Give me your great
coat andwide-brimed hat, and take may
domino. Go into a beer-house and take a
bottle at my expense; and when you have
finished it, come again and give me my
masking gear.. . You shall have a couple
of dollars for your trouble. ; What do vou
think my treasure P '"'' - J-
: u But Philip did not like this arrange
ment At last however, at the solicita
tion of the mask, he capitulated as they
entered a dark lane. ' Philip was half fro
zen ; a warm drink would do him good,
and so would a warm hre. lie agreed for
one half hour to give up his watchmanship,
which would be till twelve o'clock. Ex
actly at that time the stranger was to come
to the great door of 1st Gregory a and give
back the great coat, horn and stafij taking
back his own silk mantle, hat and. domino.
Philip also told him the four streets in
which he was to call the hour. ; The mask
was in raptures: "Treasure of my heart, I
could kiss thee if thou wert not a dirty mis
erable fellow ! But thou shalt have nought
to regret, if thou art at the church at
twelve, for I will give ,thee money for a
supper then. Joy! I am a watchman!"
The mask looked a watchman to the life,
While Philip was. completely disguised
with the half-mask tied over his face, the
bonnet ornamented with a buckle of bril
liants, on his head, and the red silk mantle
thrown around him. "When he saw his
companion commence his walk, he besran
to fear that the young gentleman roiirfit
compromise the dignity of the watchman.
He therefore addressed him once more, and
I "I "hope vou will not abuse mvgood na-,
tore and 'do any .mischief or misbehave in
any way, as it may cost me the situation."
- "Hallo ! answered the stranger,'. "What
are you talking about? Do you think I
don't know my duty? ' Off with you this
moment or I will let you feel the weight of
my- stain ' But come to St Gregory's
church and give me ' back mr clothes at
twelve o'clock. 1 Good-bve. This is glori
ous fun !"." i j'' ' ;';'
The new guardian of the streets walked
onward with all the dignity becoming his
office, while Philip hurried to a neighbor
ing tavern. "
; was passing of the Roy
al palace, he was laid hold of by a person
in a mask who had alighted front a carriage.
Philip turned round and in a low whrsper
ihg voice" asked what the stranger wanted.
! "My gracious lord," answered the mask,
"in your reverie you have passed the door.
Willy our Royal Highness r"
What? Royal Highness f said Phil
ip, laughing. (' "I am no. highness. ..What
.put that in jour head!".!.
The hiask bowed respectfullyi and point-!
ask your pardon if . I have - betrayed
your disguise. ' But,' in whatever character
you ' assume, your noble bearing' will be
tray' you,1'. Will you condescend to . lead
the way? "Does your Highness intend to
dance?" """ ;.''.
j -"I ? To dance V replied Philip! ' "No
you see I have boots on." J t ' ' " '
! "To'play then?" Inqnired the mask. , '.
J "Still less.' 7 I have brought ho money
kh me said the assistant watchman."
. "Good heaven Iexclaimed the mask.
'"Command my purse all that I possess
at your service !", Saying this, he forc
ed a foil puree into Philip's hand,
"But; do you know who I am ! inquir
ed Philipnnd rejected the purse.
! ne mask- whispered with, a bow of pro
found obeisance "His" Royal Highness,
Prince Julian." ' j' ' .
j At this moment, Philip heard his depu
ty in an adjoining street calling the hour,
very distinctly, and he now became aware
of his metamorphosis." Prince Julian who
was well known in the capital as an admi
rable, wild and good hearted young man,
had . been the person with whom., he had
changed" his clothes. "Now, then," tho't
Philip, "as he enacts the watchman so
well, I will not shame his rank ; I'll see if,
for one half hour, I can't be the prince. ' If
make any mistake, he has himself to
blame for it" He wrapt the red silken
mantle closer round him, took the offered
purse, put it in his pocket and said, ""Who
are you, mask? ' I will return your gold
.tomorrow.'' ; ; . h;.
j "I am the Chamberlain Pilzou.". f
i Good-4ead the way-PU foUow." ; ',
The Chamberlain obeyed, aud tripped
up the marble stairs, Philip coming close
behind him. .They entered an immense
hall lighted by a thousand tapers and daz
zling chandeliers, which were reflected by
brilliant mirrors. A : confused crowd of
maskers jostled each other, sultans, Tyro
lese, harlequins, knights in armor, nuns,
goddesses, satyrs, monks, Jews, Medes, and
Persians. Philip for a while was abashed
and blinded. Such splendor he had never
dreampt of. , In the middle of tho hall the
dance was carried on by hundreds of peo
ple to. the music of a full band. Philip,
whom the heat of the apartment recov
ered from his frozen state, was so be
wildered with the scene that he could
scarcely nod his head as 'different piasks
addressed him, some confidentially,, others
! "Will you go to The hazard table?"
whispered the Chamberlain, who stood be
side him, and who Philip now saw was
dressed as a Brahmin. "
i "tt me get tinthawed first," answered
Philip: "I am an icicle at present" ' '
. "A glass of warm punch ?" inquired the
Brahmin, and led him into the refreshment
room; The pseudo-prince did not wail for
second invitation, but emptied one glass
after the other in short, .The punch was
good, and it spread its " genial warmth
through Philip s veins.
"How is it you '; don't ' dance' to-night,
Brahmin f he asked his companion,' when
they returned into the halL The Brahmin
sighed, and shugged his shoulders.;
" "I have no pleasure in the dance. , Gaie
ty is distasteful to me. The only person"I
care to dance with the Countess Bonau
I thought she loved ; oiir , families offered
no objection but all at once she' broke
with me." " His voice trembled as he spoke.
"How?" said "Philip, "I never heard of
6uch a thing. '. ,
"You never lieard of it!1 repeated ihe
other, "the whole city wrings with it
ine quarrel nappeneatv lortnigui ago, and
she will not allow me to justify myself, but
has sent badk three letters I wrote to her
unopened. "' She is a declared enemy of the
Baroness Reizenthal, and had made' me
promise'to drop her acqnainlance. , But
think how unfortunate I was! . When the
Queen ' mother made the hunting party to
t reudenwnld, she appointed me caviller to
the Baroness. ,' What could I do? "' It was
itiiDOssible to refuse.1 "On the verv birth
day of the adorable Bonau I was obliged, to
set out . . .' . bhe heard of it . . . .
She put no trust in my heart!"
"Well, then,, Brahmin, take advantage
of the present moment The new year
makes up all quarrels. "'Is' the Countess
hercT ;.-'" ' '
III [Continued.] Miscellaneous.
A Beautiful Thought.
look abroad, and see a wealth of beauty, a
profusion of goodness m the work of him
who hath strewn flowers in the wilderness,
and Daintcd the bird,, and enamled,the in
sect in the simplicity and universality' of
laws vou can read this lesson. " An unedu-"
cated man dreams not of the common sun
light which now .in its splendor floods' the
firmament and the landscape; ' he cannot
comprehend how much of the ' lovliuess of
the world results "from the reflecting 'pro
pensitions' of most physical bodies. If in
stead the prism aud experimentsof absorp
tion have shown to be its' constituents, it
had been some generous; simple white, how
changed all would have been! " " '
' The growing com and the' ripe harvest'
the blossom and the fruit, the fresh green
ness of spring and the autumn's robe of ma
ny colors, the hues of the violet, the lilly,
and the rose, the silvery foam of the rivulet,
the emerald of the river, and the purple of
the ocean would have been alike unknown..
The rainbow would have been but a pale
streak in the gray sky, "and dull "vapors
would have canopied the sun, instead of the
clouds, which in the days of flaming bril
liancy, curtain his rising and going down.
Nay there would have been no distinction
between the blood ! of the children, ' the
flush of health, the paleness of ' delicacy','
the hectic of disease, and the, lividness of
death. There would have been an anvari
ed, unmeaning, leaden hue, where we now
the changing and 'expressive connten
anc?,;the tinted earth' and gorgeous firma
Striking off His Name.
Mr. . Higgins was a very punctual man
all his transactions through life. '-' He
amassed a large property by untiring in
dustry and punctuality,' and at the advan-
cedTage of ninety rears was resting quietly
Lis bed, aud calmly waiting to be call
away. tie had deliberately made al
most every arrangement for the- decease
and burial. ' His pulse grew fainter, and
thoi light of life seemed just, flickering ., in
when one -of his sons observed
"father, you will probably live but a
day or two : is it not well for you to name
your bearers ?".-! r .tj.,i!-J v-'t
"To be sure, my sou," said the dying
man, "it is well thought of, and J, will do. it
now."-!, V -rv. .!t n--v ! Vu i
He gave a list of six, the: usual number,
and sank back exhausted on his pillow.
A gleam of thought passed over his
withered face like a ray of light and he
rallied once more.. "My son, read me that
list - Is the name of Mr. Wiggins there ?
.."It is, my father." i i: ! ,ux v
-flhen strike it off," said he emphatically,
"for he never .was punctual- "was. :never
anywhere lnseason, and he : might detairi
procession a whole jiour. "vr. !
m. . , ' -I ,' :
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Milk.. Sickness. We , learn . that this
strange and awful, malady is prevailing
throughout a district alongthe Licking riv
er, a few miles back of Covington and New-,
port Kyn and proves lata! in many cases.
has been observed that this peculiar ill
ness usually makes its appearance in sea
son Pi extraordinary drouth, anil several
times, we are informed, it has spread, terror
and death through the locality upon the
Licking, id which it is. .now . manifested.
The number of deaths thus far we . have
learnedf but have information that sev
eral occurred last week. The first symp
toms observed are astonishing weakness,
trembling of the limbs, and general irapo
tency of the muscles. One lady discover
ed, while carrying a bucket of water, a dis
tance of about forty yards, that she was
compelled to stop and rest two, , or three
times, and found that her limbs quivered
if with exhaustion. For two or three
days this weakness, to her unaccountable,
continued, before she was prostrated with
violent ' illness. On Saturday she was in
hopeless condition.'' " We Will undertake
give some further ' particulars, iii a day
two, of the phenomena of this mysteri
ous malady.-; Ciiicinnati 'Commercial. '. ',
A General Elopement. Mrs. King,
near Kingston, N. Y was recently taken
sick, and her husband seized the opportuni
ty to elope with a handsome servant girl,
named Miss Martin. . .Arrived in Albany,
Miss M., otpped with a young man named
Cornelius, and Mr. Ks money. ': Mr. King
.being penitent, returned home, and found
that his wife had eloped with a Dry Good's
clerk, named Jeflers, and all the movable
articles in the house. .' Whereupon Mr, K.
started off in pursuit, considering himself
injured roan. 'We don't know, about
that ." ' . " "''.'. V,, ...
Items About Sheep.
Dew is hurtful to sheep. .' According to
M. Siebold, the reason is, that many animal
cules, which eventually find their way into
the lungs of the sheep, are developed in the
wet grass, and are eaten by the sheep when
the dew is on. , We should like to see this
matter more fully explained ; we do not
see why, if these animalcules are developed
or hatched by the" moisture on the grass,
they should rot remain on the grass when
it k dry, and, get into the viscera of the
sheep just as easily then. ; But perhaps it
is only when the dew is on, mat tne para
site is found on the grass, while at other
times it is in the ground. , How is this ?
We' are not clear. . 'r : . . , "
THE LARGEST FLEECE YET.
: A Buck owned in the State of New
York is said to have sheared twenty-fivi
pounds of wool on the 3d of July, 1856.
The fleece was a vear and thirteen davs
old; the Buck-was four years of age.'; Th
fleece was unwashed. ' Such accounts are
indefinite ; we "need more facts, or none, in
such cases. "After setting down all deduc-;
tions from the gross weight, as follows :
lbs. gum, lbs. grease applied to "doping,'
lbs. paint to impart good color,-lbs.
ground plaster to give weight, lbs. acci
dental impurities; the balance, or most of
it might be placed under the head of wool.
We never read accounts of enormously
lnrrre flieces. without (roinr throush n men-
n T us. IiL'A 1 above, which may,
of course, be imaginary in some cases, but
which in others, must be made to bring
the alleged fact within the limits of ordina
credibility. . , - ..
MATURITY IN PARENTAGE.
C. C. Lecompte, states that he. kept 16
ewes till the fall after they were a year old,
before allowing the buck to go among them
and then placed the buck with them.
These 16 ewes had 28 lambs, 24 of which
are now living; the Iambs are all large and
healthy." He attributes his success to the
maturity of the parents; the buck and the
ewes were all a year and a half old. An
other fact on the same point. Victor Gil
bert never allowed his ewes to have, lambs
until they had passed their third year.
INCREASE OF SHEEP IN FATTENING.
: The consumption of food is in proportion
to me weignt oi iiieanimais; wans, inree
sheep of 100 lbs. each, will consume as
much as two sheep of 150 pounds each.-
When fed on good fattening food, they will
consume, each week, about one seventh of
their own weight in solid foot deducting
the moisture it contains. . When under
cover, and with good care, sheep "will in
crease obout two per cent per week, in fat-
temng. , ' ,", - .-,...,'...,
DOGS AMOND SHEEP.
The great bane of sheep at the West, is
the destruction occasioned by dogs. , If
the whole canine race among us were de
stroyed, it would be a blessing compared
with the state ofafhiirs at present. We
believe that dogs destroy property, and en
danger lives enough each year to outweigh
all the good they do. . ,,, ,,, , . .
STRAW MADE INTO BRAN.
A distinguished French sheep-grower
has succeeded in making .from straw,
substance which has the feeding properties
of bran. It is the result of long experiment
Uil. The straw of grain, hay, trefoil,
sainfoil, and lucern, has been used ln the
same preparation.' ''Sheep and lambs fcre
especially fond of it, and flourish on it '
CARROTS AND RUTA DAGAS.
" Three sheep Were fed four months last
winter on Ruta-Bagas; three others" were
fed for the same time on Carrots, and were
treated in every other, respect just as the
first three were. . . At the end of the four
months, those fed. on Carrots had gained
eight pounds and over, more than those : fed
on Ruta-Bagas.-, We are not surprised at.
this fact. Carrots contain far more saccha
riue matter than Ruta- do
- The U: S. produce 52,200,000 lbs, of
wool annually. They consume .71,000,-
000 lbs.;' They import about 18,500,000
lbs.; that is, the U. S. import a.' little'more
than one fourth of tlte wool consumed by
our manufactories. - We shotild be able' to
export wool, rather than be compelled to
import it' There are five manufacturing
establishments, all in. the State of Massa
chusetts, which consume, in the aggregate
10,600,000 lbs.; which is one fifth of the
entire wool crop of the XL S." ' Ohio is the
greatest wool growing State - in the Union,
lcr clip being 10,196,000 lbs. - New York
stands next her clip being 10,071,000 lb&
Well done Ohio! i .i - ? '
How beautiful the following, from the
pen of PrenticKv and how happy : the
heart that can see these beauties as he por
trays them: i -"Why
in it tlrnt the rainbow and the
cloud come over us with a beauty that is
not of earth, and. thus pass away, and
leave us to muse on their faded lovliness 1
Why is it that the stars,' which hold their
festivals around their midnight thrones are
above the grasp of our limited facul
ties, forever- mocking us with their unap
proachable glory ? And why is H that
bright forms of human beauty are present
to -our view, and then taken from us,
leaving the thousand streams of affliction
flow back in Alpine torrents upon our
hearts? We are bome for a higher desti
ny than that of earth. There is a realm
where the rainbow never fades, where the
stars will set but before us like islands that
slumber on the ocean, and where the beau
tiful being t hat now passes before us like a
meteor will stay in our presence forever 1"
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Difference among Political Doc
T0B3. The Raleigh, (N. C.) Standard,
states that the Democracy saved the South
the late Presidential contest, but the
Charleston, (S. C.) Mercury dissents, em
phatically, and says : "We are surprised
that the journal, in the intoxications of
success, should shut its eyes to the Pyrr
nic character . of this victory one more
such and we are lost It i the South that
has saved the Democratic party, and not
Democratic riartv that has thrown its
shield over the South." Latitude appears
make considerable difference in the opin
ions of doctors. Baltimore America.
Sheep Growing in Ohio.
1 By the census of 1850, the number of
sheep- in Ohio was, m 1849, 1 3,900,000,
omitting the smaller figures. At the same
time, the number of sheep in New York
was, 3,400,000. ' Ohio then had seven
years ago about 500,000 more sheep than
New York.' Ohio also had more sheep
than any other single State" hr the Union,
by more than 2,000,000. - So' far as the
number of sheep is concerned,7 then," Ohio
stands first in tho entire land. There
ask reasons for this which we will not now
stop to state; we wish to bring forward
some other matters. The number of slieep
in Ohio has increased since 1849. vWe
will make little account of that increase,
aud put the number of sheep in the State
as the U. S. Economist does, at 4,000,
000. If these will average one dollar per
head, the sheep in Ohio are worth $4,000,
000. If their fleeces will average one dol
lar a piece, the wool crop of Ohio is worth
$4,000,000 this year; we think it is worth j
more; We do not here estimate the value ;
of mutton, tallow pelts, or of sheep sold on
the hoof. But from the figures we have
given, and from the well prominence given
to thfl sh-n Interest in this State, would
it not be safe to estimate the amount of
annual revenue to the farmers ot Utiio trom
their flocks, at $6,000,000 T If this be so,
and if this revenue be estimated at 10 per
cent., of the capital invested, we have a
capital of C0,000,000 in this State, inves
ted in the wool growing, and tho' mutton
producing operations. This of course, in
cludes the value of lands devoted to feed
ing the flocksT" From these rude estimates,
we see how great the sheep interest is- be
coming to our farming population. ; It is
one of our main interests now. It may be
much more valuable to us by certain steps
winch wo will take an early opportunity to
present to our readers. ' ' J"' .'
Deep Ploughing. I have just returned
from a visit to Ashland, Lorain and Medi
na counties, and have observed that. With
few exceptions, the farniens of that por
tion of the Western lieseive-rdo not plow
their lands over lour inches deep, on an av
erage; and I may remark to those shallow
plowmen, that by so doing, they are- -iheir
own enemies; that if they' wish, mother
earth to produce abundantly, they must
plow deep to obtain the best results ; keep
ing in mmrl rtnor T?-hnrd'.4 nrruprlv Plnw
... .vv. - -
deep, that you may have corn to sell . and
keep." 0uo Farmer. ' '''.,'
": The Sugar CRor. The Columbus
Times'' says:' '"An intelligent planter of
Louisana,- writing to ns from Assumption
Parish, Nov, 16th says:; '"The sugar crop
will not reach one hundred thousand hhds.
hink it will be between 75,000 and 100,
000." In 1849 Lonisana produced 226,
000 hhds. of 1,000 lb:eneh. -T : " i '
The tariff on sugar is for the protection
of the "100,000 hhds !" - "-si"
Hickobt Nvts in Miciiigak. The Yp-
silanti Sentinel states- that hickory nuts
- abundant in that village this season,
and that so plentiful is the crop that it has
been bought in by wagon loads, purchased
and shipped to Illinois, Indiana and . Wis
consin. . I lie prices range trom one dollar
one dollar and a halt. . , , r -,
' Price Of New Milk Cows.' The price
new milk cows throughout the counties
Lorain," Ashhind and Medina,'will aver
age at the present time, $35 ; extra cows
are held at $40; the Durhams are held
higher. Ohio Farmfff."
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To Prevent Cattle Chewing Bones.
Mix bone dust with their salt-." It is a
sure preventative, and will save: the boy'
the trouble ot chasing the old, eow to make
her throw the bone out of -her month.
Ohio Farmer.: . , ... " . ... .......
Fastest Time. Porter Spirit says:
"Nothing that ever stood oh iron, ever made
mile in 1 min. 35 sec'' -The fastest run
ning time on record was made on the Mo
tairie Course, New Orleans, in the Spring
1854, by Henry Perritt, who ran a mile
1.42f. i The mile in a minute 'f-the
Flying Childers is a fable. : . They were in
habit at that date, of timing horses by a
SundiaL" 'j Li- ; : r-.-m.-.-r..! u i .-.v
Total! Eclipses Ior the 'next Fifty
Years. -Calculations' have been made at
the Observatory of Paris," that ' from th8
present time to the nincteelh century there
will be only six total eclipses of the sun,
not one-of which will be visible in France,
: - In 1860, I8C1, 1870,' 18871896,
and 1900: so that from tho year 1000 to
there will have been 250 eclipses of
the sun;-' with only one total for Paris, on
Aug. 12 1684. ' ":'
Great Mouse Hvsij A great mouse
hunt came off recently at B rid port Vt
Two parties of forty on each side, with the
addition of as many boys as they could en
list were organized under Joseph Fletcher
Charles H. Hill as captains. -The re
sult according to the account of the judges,
was as follows :
Joseph Fletcher. .512 rats 1 7f bus. mice.
U.rliii.. 44 rats aaj Dus-onica.
Total 959raU, 3IibuVmW.
[Spirit of the Press.
Sharp PractYce. The London (C. W.)
Free Press gives currency to a joke which
said to be going the rounds f th Rail
circles, to the following effect '"A
Michigan gentleman owned several shares
American Railways, which he desired to
in London, England, but was unable to
a purchaser. He finally offered them
the English Board of Directors of the
Great Western Railway Co., who agreed
take 80,000 of stock, if the other par
ty would accept in exchange the steamers
Canada and America, which had already
proved a loss of 20,000 to the Company.
Michigan agreed to tho trade, on candition
the steamboats should be delivered in
Lake Erie, i This was consented to, and
a written contract made and signed.
Now it happens that the steamboats thus
transferred are too long to pass . through
Welland Canal locks, and tha question
arises, how is the contract to be fulfilled!
is safe to conjecture that the Engliahmea
hare been taken m.
It is estimated that there are 700OQO
pianos in use in our country at the present
timer t .-W i-.'t W5; : ; : ru-x.-
One thousand Bushels of hickory nut
were shipped from Toledo the 26th '' and'
27th of last month. -'" ' "
...Edward Dunn was choked to death in Sy
racuse by a piece of meat, when engaged,
in eating supper., . - ? -! -- i
h Barnum has gone to England with little
Cordelia Howard the original stage Eva;
as her businessman:'" "
' It is stated that the proposed City Hall inj
New York will cost that city not fessthan
eight millions of dollars. ; , ' "T. ' . , ..'" ,- x
The narrowest part of the.' Atlantic:- is
more than two miles deep. - In other parts
it is one and a baJfiniles."-'". . 7
The marriages in Boston for this year
fall short of last year 600, and this too is
leap year. What were the girls about ! , j
No less than 836,840 pounds of quickv
ver were exported from California during
e six months ending July 1st ' "
Captain Hallett, of West Newton, Mass.
was badly poisoned by the drinking of war
tor which came a distance of sixty feet'
through leadpipe." ' ' -
The Masonic fraternity are- about - erecting-
a toinple in the city of New . ;York,
which shall excel every building of. the
kind in the United States. , -;- j-.x.'.y-i'i
iuThe - loss, of .life, from snake, biter hn
Scinde, India, has become so serious, that:
Government has taken measures for the de-i
struction of these reptiles. ' .ii-.-sa
Samuel Swarfoufj" whose heavy defalca
tions as" Collector 'of New York gave being,
to the new Word "Swartonting,"' recently'
died in that city.' "; - ; j ;'u';-,'
A gentleman in Mobile whilej cleaning,
his revolvet putt into, his' mouth lo blow
through it' when a barrel discharged send
ing a mi jpo " Vdr , "
!- An evarian,rtnmor ; Weighing one-' hun
dred and five pounds was extracted from a
woman in Riply, Brown Co. Dunlap ra"
cessfully 'performed the operation.. rt 'io -rj-.b
' The "Countess Fitz James, while walking5'
in her park, near Paris,- trod upon a lucifer'
match, which, igniting, set fire to her dress, '
causing her death in a few days.
i ' The ltd ' Grunge (Mo.) J3uletin of the.
6 th ult estimates the number of hogs that.'
will be packed in that town, this winter at'
10,UUU. womracis cave ueen niaue at, o .
to $5 per cwt , . , .1 :r 'r,
I The leaders- of fashion in Paris are gett
ing tired of hoops and extended crinoline.
By way of bringing down the great circum
ferences graJuftlly, however, they are-.- be
ginning to flaUen the hips f,.rfa: r-i
- The. Lexington (Va.) . Gazette states-
that the Natural Bridge property ia Rock-:
bridge county, including the hotel and onat
hundred, acres of land around it . has beeai
sold to Mr. Sheffield for $1,200., , t -.2
It wiU-Wgra4u'ygto-eeonsnmers of
sugar, to know that while the crop in Lou
isiana is short, Cuba has produced a ; very;
large onei.o:.:v.-; 2-: r.i'arT .-.. l
i We see it stated that Leahy, the misera
ble devil who pretended to renounce Roman-
isrri, and who, the last we heard, of him; I
was in prison in Wisconsin," bast now TO-'
pounced" Protestantism' and gone' hack to
the Romanists. J I'.'Ui : Ciiit
A short time since,' at ."Antwerp, a child
was stifled in af cradle ". ar; cat coming'
into' the - room" and laying"-' across"1 - the1
child's face." The parents -slept in "-the I
same room but did not 'discover the sad '
circumstance until morning.1- - .
! '"AV a nieling- of the Massachusetts His-
torical SocSety. a .fe' 'eyj&ningsl. since,"
chair was presMte.made. from oak timber
taken from the house Washington lived in,.,
when he was inaugurated President of the ,
United States! ,iJosiah r Quincy, .the bnljr
member qf thosoclety-who .knew . -Wash
ington occupied ihe' chair for thf eveningv
!, A St. Louis paper -says a small gui;ii(i
Morgan countyjllinois, accidentally fell into!
a hog pen and was killed and parcially eat-j
en by the hogs; the mther of- tho -child
was so shocked at the sight as to. die- and
tlte belt night a camphene lamp exploded, t
kuhng another child and so severely . burnr t
mg a third as to render her life doubtfutUM
! Last summer! Some citizens of "Warren 1
county, Illinois donated a thousand bush
els of corn to theHome for the Friend-1
less," in NewYarY City.". ThS3' Chicago,'
Burlington arid Quincy "Rail1 Road - Co."-1
set it down free of cost at Chicago; and1
there the American" Transportation Com
pany took it up, and -set it down free of
charge in New York city, being equivalent I
to a gift of $400. ' - ' '
Population of Kansas. The Kansas. l
Pioneer of the 12th, (p70-slavoiy)says;,;.
.Never did a country grow and prosper
more rapidly than Kansas ,, Two years ago
there were not more than a thousand per-..
sons in the Territory. Now, we can safely.
say that there are forty thousand whites,.
and about fifteen hundred blacks, and the -most
gratifying of all. is, (we say it without
fear of truthful contradiction,) that a very .
large majority of this population is from !
the Slave States, which Is a good omen of
Kansas coming into the Union as a Slave
' t3J Happiness is a perfume that ma
cannot shed over" another without a few!
drops falling from oneself, : :. " '-..':.:
. x -
fcg- The arrivals of emigrants at Castle
Garden, New York, average from 1,200 to
1,400 a day. About two.thirda are Irish, .
and one third Germans, .., ,.j
larWearo to judge what is riffh
prove all things, hold fast to that which h '
good. ' The eoncience is a sacred endoaur,
apart and consecrated to the f
the Most High, and on this hallowed ground
the foot of man has no right twad....H
. in ' i - -n,.i
tar There is id to be hog hi 8yraT
cuse that measured eight feet nine jnche
length, seven , fee arouid,. his body, j
taada tbr.ft. nine uwhea hkrh,, and.
weight thirteen hundred and thirteen IhjL.-