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OTTAWA, ILL., SATURDAY MORNING, JULY 11, 1857.
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WASHINGTON LODGE. So. 51. Independent Order
of Good Templars, meets every Wednesday eve
Bins;, la Reddick's Block, third story, at T o'clock.
Mcmberaof this Order visitine; the City are cordially in
Tltcd to meet with as. LEVI UGUTFOOT, W. C. T.
I. Bowes. W. 8. inlT
JOIIM W M. JHI. ami am-' aa. - sse. --- -
KET8 every Friday evening, in Glover A Cnok a
Mock, uurd story, as i o owi. "-
- raaain rt. octa vies a. it asbcbv.
JsA!l AaWWtTr J ?JJ?Z V !
CHAMPLIK ft BANBURY
HAVE 01 en.-d aa office in Glover A Cook's Mock, for
U pilr.i.aae and sale of LOTS AND LANDS.
They haie aU of the most desirable tots in "Champ
tin'adddUim t Ottawa." which they will sell on the
aMMtfavondk terms. They have also tou and landsin
varioas patts of the dty and county, which they wrtlsell
cheap. Ottawa, December 6. 1Q.
CAPT. A. P. BEED, . .
City Auctioneer Auction and Commission
ajata sateei, Ottawa. III., 3 doora east of the P. O. nov2
J. B. BJCB. KICE& RF.T-.m
Attorney at Late OUutca.
OOca aver Reddick's Store.
WIS . LL"B. - '""'t "LASH.
ilbnvyi at LaulHt.tca, Illinois
y Ottce in the Cmsrt House. Brpl. 15. 1553.
- , " w. ausaxnx.
jLUmncf aad Councilor at Vow and Solicitors in
" TTIIX five Utetr arompt attention to all businest eon
W flded to thesa la the Circuit, Supreme, and Federal
Oswrta of this State. OBee aver the Bank of Ottawa.
Ottawa. Dec It, H55. .
ALFRED XT. CATARLY,
llaU of th firm of BoUider A Cavarly,
Cocvsnxna A ATTonsBV v Law,
WfllX attend promptly to all peofessional buslnet en
arawV to bis care, in the county, circuit, or supreme
con v also to the payment of taaes. eaaminmir land Il
ea Makina collections, and procuring land wrrranU fur
soldiers, their widows ond minor heirs.
Offl yattinger-t Block, touUi tide of tts 0ur1
jl a. curvaa. acarox c. cooa.
CLOVER A COOK.
Attonuv and Camnrllor at Uv (iim, Tut.
Ome in Glover A Cook's brick block, eart of the court
fcaase. ap stairs. 'tf
" OATID P. JONES.
AUomev and Counv-Uor at Laa Ottawa, IU4.
Office in ganger's block, up stairs.
Attorney and Counjtetior at Lav OtUtwa, Pit.
Onto in Kattinger's Block, opposite Exchange Office
ear v w inn ire.
Attornty and 0n-Ur at Law Ottawa, IU
Office in Bcddick's Mock, up stairs. In the rooms fur
caer.y occupied as the Frre Tmdr printing office.
Dra. B irF.4 ac X llUiiif,
OTTAW V lLUNOlS,
HAVE associated themselves in the iractice of JfH
etae and sarfoy, and would most respectfully tender
their professional services to the citizens of Ottawa and
Oflie" In Walker A Uickling's Block, south of the
Court House, Main 8t. al'-a-
4FFICC in the second story of Shulcr's building, near j
the nana oi vutwa xlcshicv,
aaatof Fox Kiver;
Off ce la Sattincer's Block, second floor.
3EFDr. M. will receive patients in Lis oSce at all
ocas during the dy and night. fit.
Dr. B. W. BRICE,
HAS located himself In Uiis place for ihe purpose of
practicing medicine, anrtrespctfuily off.-rs Ins er
vicea to the citirens of Ottaw and tlioje in its vicinity
In all the various branches of hi' profession.
From hi experience and familiarity with we-itra l.i
cases. and by a prompt and vigilant discharit- of prolrs
aional duties, he hopes to merit a share of patronaee.
Twenty years ago or more, he was known in Oino to
many who are now citiiens of this county, to some or
whom he would take pleasure in refrrrin. Among them
are Eqr. John Green. Matthias Truml. G . Arra
atrong. and Abram Trumbo. He would al-n refer to Dr.
A H. Howland and Dr. Joseph Stout, of Ottawa.
Residence and office on Paul Street, eaut and near
Wm. Reddick's new building, opposite the residence oi
the late Judfe Cotton. J
r. :. fiooomcn. vt. i ,
ECI.ECTIC PRVSICIAS AND UREOS.
Oflal third door vt of Ottawa Bank, Minn btrttt,
TT o would respectfully call the attention of those
. . : ft...... ..... nirli.-ularlf SnO-
fula. White Swellins:. fttlt Rlieum, Eruptions of the Face I
ana ekin. seaia tieaa. vmi o
from impurities of the blood.
Also, Deformities. Curvatures, and Diseases of the
Bpine, Distortions of the Feet, Contracted Limbs, Stiff
Joints, Ac ... .
Cancer treated upon an entirely new principle, and
with a enceesa heretofore nnequalcd. P
lr. A. ASHCANAZV, Ilnnzarlan,
HAVING just returned to this Oity from Europe,
where he has visited the most important institutions
of medical learning, offers his services to the public.
Particular attention paid to C'.rouie diseases.
Office first floor over D. Walker's Drug Store, in Me
ropolitan Hall Building. mr'
FJr. J. C. II.ITIIEW'AVi
tfincian and lyurqfm.
From the Massachusetts General and Pennsylvania Hos
pitals, would announce to the citisens of I- Salle County
that he has located himself permanently in Ottawa, for
the practice of his profession.
A share of the public patronage Is respectfully soli-
"'otlcein Cavarry's Block, Main Street, nearly opposite
the Port OflUe.
The Faculty of Jefferson Medical College, Phil., Pa.
J. M. Warren. M. D.. Boston. Mass.
O. J. Adams. Esq., Boston. Mass.
Thomas Rump, M. D.. Assonet, Mass.
W. H- W. Coshman, Esq., Ottawa, III. J ""28
! CIIARD,M. I.,
Fhyrttian and Snroron Ottawa, IlUnol.
i f l a, rAAk'. Rrick tilock.
Residence corner of Madison and Clinton streets.
tt. .11. TIrAKTIIl K, JI. 1.
Office at bis Drug Store, on La Salle street.
Residence with Dr. Hard, corner of Madison and Clin
ton streets. ep 15-y
Watchmaker and JrwttrrAt A. Fodrr't old ttand.
South Sid of (As Corrt Umm Sanare, Ottawa.
WATCH srork thoroughly done and warranted.
Clocks repaired at the shortest notice. Clocks,
Waiehea. and Jewelrv for sale cheap. Dee 15
n a Nit? I. l.Eillir.
goat and Shea Manufacturer Ottawa. IU.
Oa Madison street north of Glover A Cook's new Block.
iw ix ;'.-
German Iruagut and Apothecary,
(WHOLESALE AND BETAIL.)
Importer of German Drugs, French Cognise Brandies,
Wines, Ac, Ac, third door west of the Post Office, Main
Street, Ottawa, 111. my 30-1 y
C. aU THOJIPSO",
Prmg, Patent Xrdirinee. PninU. OiU, TamMe.
lue Stufm. de.. Ac..
Between Glover A Cook's and Reddick's Block.
' El Y. CI.2S
Drumaimt, BooktOrr, and Stationer Ottawa. IU.
teeoad store ia Nattinger's block, south side of the
asart house square. 7"r
isr. lf. WHITTKX.
Strgron ZtentiM and Manufacturer of Block and Sin
Teeth married in m new and Improved plan, witbont
the was of Clasps.
Booms over RaaseU's Furniture Depot, La Salle Si., Ot
v3i.!3HTII, M. D.,
Seama-" Stofy UitHa't Block,
TE5DERS his professional
t k rjtiseas of Ottawa and vicinity. Alloperations per
fcamad In a acieatiftc manner, and warranted equal in
unity to the beat.
Jaiag other improvement!. Dr. Smith Is inserting
sTaeta aa va rewtna p
. Call and see specimens.
Oatobaarn from 1 o'clock, a.m. to 5 p.m. ap5
- . Boasa-T. a. w. sosixt.
' HOBERT & BRO..
Pfa.te work don ia all the varioas styles of the art.
AB work done at oar office warranted to give entire sa
ttatactioa. Chloroform administered for the extraction
Roawis over J. W. MlnV Fsncy Dry Goods Store. apM
Tk 1 ANCFACTCRED into rings.
J.V I Pins. Loeketa. c.
Galvanixing. Fir Gilding, and
Silvering; all kinds of BepeaU
king.Musieal.and Intricate Clocks
' and Watches. Music Boxes. Ae-
eordront. aad all kinds of ne
L work Aniahod in a sty le to dety
I iWn.t.s lama ... ait
fmkfnik WaWGkamsT '
I. CROOKS A BROTHER,
WmafmU rt Ogle, Main, atraet, Ottawa, IB.
1857. N. B. BRISTOL, 1 1857
forwarding and Commiion Merchant,
Cash paid for all kinds of Produce at th Cushman
Warehouse, on the Main canal. JT
.7r. . ""t,' MW
Storage and Commi-ion MrrcJianU-Ottaxca, Illinois
Warehouse on the Main Canal, opposite th Railroad
Market Price paid at all times for Grain.
Also, Dealers in WATER LIME AND CHICAGO LIME.
TAI LOR AVILI-IAItiS & Co.
GIVE notice to farmers in the vicinity of L'tica, that
they have established themselves at Utica, t dot
grain business. Those wishing to sell or store will do
well to call on them at their office In Utica. feblA
Dealer in lumber at Main sf. tide-cut Bridge, Ottawa.
Cash paid for all kinds of produce.
Xj TJ !IVI "B E R .
as. :raiia m.
Yard on the Side-Cut. near Mndieon Street.
t3F"A large stock of all kinds constantly on hand.
LUMBE Jl 1
(iTRAW.Y eV FOWFMa
(Suceetnor to John Ioack,)
Dealers tn Lumber, Lath, and Shingles, on Main street.
Ottawa. Junetl. 1955.
mahlu important to Farmer and all Other I
M. V. FAIICFIKIjD
RESPECTFCLLT announces to the inhabitants of Ot
tawa and the surrounding country, that be has ob
tained the old and well known Lumaer Tard of J. A G.
A ivora. where he will keep constantly on hand and sell
at the smallest remunerating profit, all kinks of Lumber,
Lath, and Shingles. Being connected with one of the
most extensive wholesale establishments in Chicago, he is
confident that he possesses unsurpassed facilities, and
therefore solicits your patronage. Jun gfc-y
Another New Lumber Yard!
FAIRFIELD V SACKETT,
On th Sid Cut and Main Street, near Uouack a
T AVE now on hand and offer at prices which they
I I think will be found tempting, a very large lot of
Pine Lumber, Shingles, Lath, Ac, Ac. As roost of their
lumber is received direct from the pineries, they can sell
st a very slight advance on Chicago prices. Please call
and see before purchasing elsewhere. feeil-tf
New Lumber Yard.
r j 'HE subscribers would respectfully represent to the
I citisens of Ottawa and surrounding country that
they have on hand and offer for sale a large and well se
lected stock of Pine Lumber, Shingles, and Lath. Our
acuities for stocking our yard enables us to sell at Chica
go prices, adding transportation.
We hare also on hand a general assortment of Nails,
Glass, Sash, Doors. Ac
We would say to those wishing to purchase, give us a
call, examine our stock and prices, as we are confident
that we can make it to your advantage to give us your
Yard and Office north side of the Canal, near Bristol
and Eame's Grain Houses.
jan!7-tf JOH S CLANCY A CO.
Drs. FAY V IIOBEKT,
I'VE. FAT, having
I 9 associated with
him Dr. A. W. Ilo
ataT, will hereafter
nently at his old
stand, in Ottawa,
for the treatment of
sll PI&CASE8 or the
Era, su.-h as Rm rh Granulated Lids, Inflammation,
Acute or Chronic Blindness, with Film, or Opacity of the
Curnea, Scrofulous Hurt Lyes, Weeping or Watery Eyes,
Amaurosis and Cataract, Weakness of Sight, Falling of
the Lids. Inflammation of the Tear-Duct. Ac
Also, all Scrofulous Affections of the Human System
treated with success. The various surgical opt rations
...I the eye performed ia the most skilful manner.
Let no intlauied eye no case of impaired Sight, e ne
glected for a smele nav.
Ottice over J. W. Mills' Store, OttawaJUL
MILLINERY & CRESS MAKING ESTABLISHMENT.
On La Sulle Street, nert door north if RumaeW Furni
ture ! I, Ottawa, IU.
MISS 1IEP.ON has just received a handaome assort
ment of Summer Hats, consisting of Crape. Neapo
litan, and Chip. Also, Leghorn and Drown Straw Fiats,
Infant's Turbans. Straw Caps, Ac, all of which she will
sell at the most reasonable prices. my!6
M I lTIj I NE R Y. aba. Cat
ONE door west of J.
Siore, M,iln St.. is now
.-ninr ter SPItlNti
AND SI MMER MILLI
NERY GOODS, to which
she invites your atten
tion. Ladies will find a
bcautifrd assortment of
tw.th Silk and Straw
Bonnets, suitable for all
LADIES' WHITE KID GLOVES,
DKE3S TRIMMINGS. Ac.
Having on hand a large stock of goods which will be
sold at small profits.
Rendering thanks to her patrons and friends for past
favors, she solicits a continuance of the patronage as
heretofore extended to her.
Plciise call and examine her goods before purchasing
elsewhere, as she is cdtifident her Goods and prices can
not fatl tn suit.
Dress Making done in the most fashionable style.
Patterns received monthly from Chicago and New York.
Bleaching and ressinr Straws attended to as usual.
Ottawa, April lo&7.
" M I la Ia I X i: II Y.
In happy to announce to the Ladies that she has just re
turned from New York with the largest and best stock
of MILI.INEUV GOODS that she has ever had the plea
sure of showing them before, consisting of all the latest
styles snd novelties of Straw Goods, at prices that defies
t'uuut.-y Milliners supplied with Patterns and Straw
Goods at Wholesale and Retail.
Straws, of every kiudand color.
Fine leghorn Flata,
Infant's superior Straw Shaker Hoods,
Boy's Gray Hats.
Ladies' Hunting Hats.
MLs.es' Gray English Flats,
Imported Straw Laces,
The real Itlnnds, Capes, and Flowers,
Fine white ami colored Tarltons,
Tarlton Dress Skirts, ready made.
Dress Making as usual.
Booms next door east of J. Dickey's Jewelry Store,
corner of Main and Columbus Street.
plS SARAH AVERT.
r0CLD inform the ladies of Ottawa and vicinity,
J? that she has now received her stock of SPRING
MILLINERY GOODS, all of which have been selected
with great care, and she will be happy to have ladies call
and examine them, whether they wish to purchase or
She hopes, by strict attention to business, and lote
jtriee; to merit a liberal share of patronage. apl 1
It E MOVAL.
.11 INS FOIIl
W0CLD respectfully inform the ladle of Ottawa and
vicinity that she is now receiving a fine selection
of MILLINERY GOODS for Spring and Summer trade,
which she offer s at low prices.
Straw Bonnets cleaned to order.
Rooms in Batsnett's building, opposite the Mansion
aTIAI.V STREET MARKET !
In Uaack' new Bow, a few door eat ofii Side-Cut
KF.TCIIERLY A MAI III AS
AVISO formed a partnership in the butchering bu
inrmt solicit natronaee at the above stand.
Beef. Smoked Hams. Veal, Mutton, Sausagee, Lard, Tal
low, Salt Pork, bacon in short, every article belonging
to a well regulated Meat Market always on band.
Jaooa xacmtsLV, mar ill GEO, w. MATH! AS.
Corner of La Salle and
Mudinon ate.. aortA of the
9 ( 'ourt lloume, Ottawa, III ly
w oon & no i.k v v.
TUe above market, after having been greatly enlarged
and thoroughly repaired, is now open and read j for
the accommodation of the public. No expense has been
spared in furniture and fixtures, to make it a place wor
thy of our City, and both pleasant, aa we hope it will be
profitable, to visit. We propose to keep on band, and to
serve to our customers In style of superior neatness, aU
kinds of meats, such aa
Beef, in steaks, roasts, dried, corned, Ac, Mutton,
real. Dam. Shoulder, Pork, fresh and salt, Tanke
Sausages, Ac, Ac
Also, all kinds oi game In Its season.
Fresh Trout and White Fish from the Lakes.
In short, everything appertaining Is a well regulated
At the proper season stand will also be kept for the
sale of all kinds of fresh vegetable, supplied from the
best garden In the vicinity of the City.
fWMeat wilt be delivered in any part of the (Sty.
ap2-ly WOOD A DONLEVT.
MTT 1va7 A ft M1DEP.T!
On Macy't Corner, nortkceet of th Court LToute
WOIaFORTJ A. PI1IIY.
jseej, rrom royal steax
to a shin bone ;
Port, frei and salt.
Smoked Uume, shoulder
and bacon sides ;
Teal and Mutton;
naive Saumige ;
Lard and Tallow;
everything else belonging
- - m regulates meat
kept on hand and served bitheir customers at koweHt cash
rates. Aa they bay none bat the best, they always paw
fc.L-k t Lank.
Remember their nam tamdMaey Comer.
""lEANaXnt SHUT A new styl f BfTk Over ahfrt.
aP lsaa iianalll Ws.sk r am fanatl DO aTttJSV
Ktssne I "lone I Far Sale t
WE now offer at onr new quarry, two miles north or
Jollet, and within three hundred feet of the Illi
nois and Michigan Canal, all kinds of Rubble, Building,
Flagging, and Dimension Stone, from two inches in
thickness up to thirty inches, and of ise, color, and
quality surpassed by none in the State.
All orders for Stone, either dressed or in the rough, to
be shipped by canal or rail, will be promptly attended to,
and furnished at prices to please the purchaser.
ANDERSON, SPENCER A CO.
Ms. c. era cks, a. aocoBTSuaa,
i aiananx, albx. anDaasoa.
Joliet, November 8f 1956. .
OTTAWA STONE YARD,
Superior Street, near Barnard' Wagon Edablitkmemt
STONE cut to all patterns and dimensions.
Athens and Jollet Stone far sale, all delivered to order.
at lid of La Sail Street, a few door outk of th
CathoHa Church, Ottawa, IU.
THIS House is nea throughout, and is now completed
and well furnished for the convenience of travelers
and board ts. Every attention will be given by the pro
prietor to the comfort of those who take board and lodf
ings at this house. jun!9-8m TIESRY RHIEL.
Frank Berbez's Ice Cream Saloon.
WHICH the past year was situated one door west of
the Bank of Ottawa, is removed this year one door
east'of the Mansion House.
His Establishment and Saloon will be In a perfectly
Besides two nice Saloons, there 4s added to his Estab
Ushment a Balcony, which will give entire satisfaction.
As well and better than the past years, F. Bcaaai will
do all be can, as far as depends on him, to offer to his
customers a superfine quality of Ice Cream, Soda, Cakes,
of all kinds, Ac. In a word, he can assure them that all
the articles in his line will be In the best taste and of first
What to the Confectioneries belongs will b found with
him. Candies, of every description, from the assorted
to the finest quality.
The ladies that were so kind aa to honor him by their
presence these past years, are respectfully invited to do
the same this Summer.
He is sure that all the ladies and gentlemen, as well as
the youth that will be so kind as to visit his Saloon will re
turn h ome every time entirely satisfied.
Come and see if you please if what he says above Is not
be purest truth. my9-m FRANK BERUEZ.
NEW ICE CREAM SALOON.
RESPECTFCLLT announces to the ladies and gentle
men of Ottawa that he has taken and fitted up the
rooms adjoining the late "Washington Hotel," on the
corner of Madison and Columbus Street, as an
Ice Cream Saloon and Candy Shop.
All Liquors, except a superb Soda Fountain, have been
banished from the premise, and the entir apartments
will be devoted to Ice Cream, Cakes, a Soda Fountain,
Candies, Fruits, Ac, Ac As he has been to a heavy ex
pense in fitting up the rooms in first class style, he hopes
for a liberal share of public patronage.
The whole establishment will be under the superln
tendence of Mrs. M. Fubmhals, a lady of much experi
ence In the br.sines
aotaCi rfCT0j. Dtxin. i. rrtviss. waac wish.
FAHMINOTO, STEVENS V CO.,
ABUSAJTCBEKS OF AID WBOLESALB DBALUUtB
CLOTHING AND FUKXISUINU GOODS,
28 Uilk Street, Boiton, Mat.
WHOLESALE AND RETAIL, AT
criiLX) & co.'s,
Ovpotite the rtt Office. Main St., Oliaxia. j
WI would respectfully Inform the citisens of j
aTf 1 y Ottawa and vicinity that we have taken
r IU the store formerly occupiea oj n. nn, "
1 VW have juat received a large stock of Boots and
Shoes, a superior quality and of the latest styles and
varieties, which we offer very low. for Cash.
One of the iwrtners being constantly engaged east in
buying goods for a large wlwlesale house, gives us superi
or advantages lor procuring the latest styles at Ue law
emt market itrieee.
The Beat are the Cheaper.!.
We buy none but the best quality of Goods, and can
warrant all our Goods to give good satisfaction.
ManofnctorioK and KepalrlDjt,
Cnder direction of II. Uaniord. Ladies and Genu
please call and examine our stock before purchasing
Owing to our superior advantages in purchasing, we
offer to dealers a large and well selected stock of boots
and Shoes, as low as they can be bought in Chicago or
any Western market. mv-tf CHILD A CO.
ISueua Vista Floral ardfcn.
XV. ( H4l.nr.R eV Cm..
At the reMdence of H'. . tViism, F-v Win tea.
Always for sale, a large su.ply of perpetual Hoses and
oilier kinds of flowering house p'anta. Strawberry, To
mato, Rhubarb, Cabbage, plants, Ac, Ac, in their sea
son, and Vegetables of all kinds. junlt
c. taioa. ' bbecxuuj.
. BY V. IICIO.X & Co.,
A'rar the Railroad Pepvt.
T have continually on hand snd lor sale a!l sorttnf
r...k.r Itrrail. Cakes, and Pies, and everything
belonging to a first rate Bakery.
Also, all sorts of Groceries and Provisions, and warm
an1 cold victuals.
We assure our customers Better ana cneaper anicies
. . . , -. - II -L - ; n ,t. C-.f-.n B,.,.
ininwninw"K'"l ... ,
as we do the mechanical part of our business ourselves.
Come ana see oetore you out eisewnrre.
The highest market price paid for Butter, Lard, Ergs,
Ac, Ac sp'.'5-ui C. IRIoN A CO.
THE NEW YORK BAKERY !
BY J. B. WHEELER,
TS now open in Hnssack's Block, where the choicest va
I riety of Crackers, such aa Butter. Soda. Boston, and
Lemon Crackers, and every variety of Cakes, BreaJ,
and Pies. Also, Confectionery.
A share of the public patronage Is solicited.
R.memher the place, in Ilosac's Block, next door
west of the Meat Market, oa Main Street.
Ottawa, March 14. 1SST. JOSEPH B. WHEELER.
NEW-ENGIaAND BAKERY !
V. W. MAXFOHD
MAxrr ACTcaxa or all vabikties or
Brend, Cake, and Crackers,
On Jfiirfiaon. near Cotumfm Street, Ottawa, Illinois,
IS now prepared to furnish at the shortest notire, a
very superior article of Sugar, Sda, Boston. Butter,
Water, Pic Nic, Wine, and Ginger Crackers, Pilot and
At I do business on a strictly Cash basis, and have eve
ry facility for Manufacturing. I am enabled to sell as low
a anv other House In the West.
All "kinds of Fancy and Wedding Cike kept constantly
on hand and made to order. fnov9 C. W. SAN FORD
ROBERT ?f. DAY'S
GESERAL AGESCY ASD LA SD OFFICE,
Waterloo. Black Hawk Co., Iowa.
THE subscribers would inform the public that they have
opened an office at Waterloo, where they will do all
business entrusted to their care with promptness. Land
entered by cash or warrant. Taxes paid and collections
made in Northern Iowa. Money invested on joint inte
rest. Persons wishing to invest money in the West, or desir
ing information, may depend upon faithful and prompt
Tobnrrn & Cigar Itlaiiiifartor )',
On Main sf., one t)oor End of Poet Office,
THE subscriber would inform the public that he is ma
nufacturing and keeps on hand the best quality of
Chewing Tobacco, Snuff, Pipes, Ac, at wholesale and re
tail, at prices favorable to customers. Also, the best of
Havana, Laopera, Cassadoris, and other kinds of Ci
gars. Farmers end others who smoke or chew can make
a great saving by buying of me at wholesale, as 1 can
sell a better article, at a less price than pedlars.
Please call at my Manufactory, next door west of the
Post Office, an see for yourselves.
Ottawa, Nov. 10. G. H. SCHNEIDER.
OTTAWA ITIARBIaE YARD.
THE undersigned having purchased th shop and stock
of Gewell A Finley, where he Intends to carry on the
business on s more extensive scale. He has on hand and
is always in receipt of the best quality of American, Ita
lian and Eiryptian Marble, for Head Stones, Tomb Stones,
Monuments, Mantles, Furniture, Ac As he has some of
the best workmen in the western country, he feels as
sured that he can get up anything In his line in a superi
or style, together with low prices, he feels assured that
he will give sM those who favor him with their support
N. B. Orders from a distance earnestly solicited, and
promptly attended to. JAMES WILLS.
Ottawa, March 8, ISM.
Sash, Door, and Blind Factory
A. F. l AQI ELI
WOULD inform the public that he is now making, at
his Factory on the Hydraulic Basin, near the Ci
ty Mills, superior articles of Doors, Sash, and Blinds.
My work is all made of seasoned Lumber, and in point
of finish t?l durability, will compare favorably with any
in this market.
Builder's and others are Invited to give me a cs'l before
purchasing elsewhere, as I am sure that I can offer them
inducements to buy of me. A. F. CAQUELIN.
Ottawa, October 25, 1356.
lf& EE fa!,
Soutk-Satt Comer if Main and Columbut Street,
W holesale and retail manufacturer A
dealer in all kinds of
Ham, Saddle, Bridle, Martin
. gale. Trunk, Value,
Carpet Bags, Whip Lashes, Collars,
aiww . uiiw, surcingles, tBC
HAVE the pleasure of in form
ing the farmer of La Sail
and surrounding counties, that
they are manufacturing, at their
at their large establishment at
the side-cut lock, ner the main
canal. In Ottawa, In a style and at a cheapness hitherto
nnapproacbed in northern Illinois, all kinds of
Such as Common Snowring, tme-Hor, aiul prairie
- PLO WS, Aarrow, Cultivator. Ilor Sake, etc..
Id short, all kinds of heavy farmers' tools. Their machi
nery Is all new, perfect, and propelled by an abundant,
never-failing water power. Farmer are invited to call
aad examine their work, whether they wish to purchase
or not. AU their work i warranted,
nni.ri from a distance promplly attended to, and im-
.Wnu nlaced or. board canal boats or car free sf
charge. fcb-tf D. A M.
bssohi n irn the nubile that she still continues
W elva leaaon on the piano, guitar, and aselodeon.to
AlaaT AaiaSaMtlaa la thoTOOgh baM. LM00 give at
bcT boartttng ptaoe, at Anaa FoateTw, wt Of the tldo
ent, end at th rasidsac of pupils. Jaa 1
The Marrelons Coajarer.
The Russians hare long exhibited
marlrable taste for juggling, and all that
smacks of ihe marvelous. Conjurers, pro
fessors of natural magic, ventriloquists, sad
the entire race of mountebanks, who in.Eng
land and France astonish the gaping crowda
at races and county fairs, ever find a ready
welcome and liberal encouragement- amoag
the higher classes of the Russian cities.
About the beginning of the present century,
a species of Cagliestro, or rather a superior
kind of Wizard of the North, made his Wb-
pearance at St. Petersburg!,, and astonisbwdJ
the natiTeg by his marvelous performance.
His name was Pirnetti, and bis fame is yet
retained in memory by those who witneaaxxl
his unrivalled talents.
The Czar Alexander, having heard Pir
netti much spoken of, was desirous of seel
him, and one day it was announced to tiba
conjurer that he would have the bonorf
giving a presentation of his magical potrar
at court, the hour fixed for him to make hla
appearance being 7 o'clock. A brilliant bod
numerous assembly of ladies and courtiers,
presided over by the Czar, had met, but ihe
coniurer was absent. Surprised and-dfs
pleased, the Czar pulled out his watch wbjcb
indicated five minutes after sevtn. Pirnetti
hat not only failed in being in waiting, Xit
had caused the court to wait ; and Alexan
der was not more patient than Louis LlVt
A quarter of an hour passed, half an hour,
and no Pirnetti. Messengers who had been
sent in search of him, returned unsuccessful.
The anger of the Czar, with difficulty re-
stroined, displayed itself in threatening ex
clamations. At length, after the lapse or an
hour, the door of the saloon opened, and the
gentleman of the chamber announced Pir
netti, who presented himself with a calm
front, and the serenity of one who bad noth
ing to reproach himself with. The Czar,
however, was greatly displeased; but Pir
netti assumed an air of astonishment, and
replied with the greatest coolness :
"Did your Majesty command my presence
at 7 o clock, precisely?"
"Just so," exclaimed. the Czar, at the
height of exasperation.
"Well, then," said Pirnetti, "let your
Ma Test y deign to look at your watch, and you
wili perceive that 1 am exact, and that it is
just 7 o clock."
The Czar, pulling out his watch violently.
in order to confound what he considered a
niece of downright insolence, was completely
amazed. The watch marked 7 o'clock. Tha
courtiers drew out their watches, which
were found as usual, exactly regulated by
that of their sovereign! Seven o'clock in
dicatcd with a common record all the watch
es ond clocks of the paldce. The art of the
majician was at once manifest in this strange
retrogression in the march of time. To an
ger, succeeded astonishment and admiraton.
Perceiving that the Czar smiled, Pirnetti
thns addressed him:
"Your Majehty will pardon me- It was by
tli performance of this trick that I was de
sirous of making my first appearance before
you. But I know how precious truth is at
court; it is at least necessary that your
watcn should tell it to you, aire. If you con
sult it now, you will Hod that it marks the
The Czar once more drew forth his watch
it po nted to a few minutes past eight;
the same rectification had taken place in all
the watches of those present, and in the
clocks of the palace. This exploit was fol
lowed by others equally amusing and surpri
sing. At the cloaw of the performance, the
Czar, after having eotnpliiuented Pirnojti,
brought back to his reoiembraace that, in
the course of tha eTeoitis;!fvaanueme.t8, he
had declared that such was the power of his
art that he could penetrate everywhere.
'Yes, sire, everywhere," replied the con
jurer, with modest assurance.
"What!" exclaimed the Czar, "could you
penetrate even into this palace, were I to or
der all the doors to be closed and guarded ?"
"Into this palace, sire, or even into the a
partment of your Majesty, quite as easily
as I should eater my own h.use," said Pir
netti. "Well, then," said the Czar, "at mid-day
to-morrow I shall have ready in my closet
the pi ice of this evening's amusement one
thousand roubles. Come and get them.
But I forewarn you that the door shall be
closed and carefully guarded."
"To-morrow at mid-day I shall have the
honor of presenting myself before your Mj
esiy," replied Pirnetti, who bowed and with
drew. The gentlemen of the household followed
the conjurer, to make that he quitted .the
palace. They accompanied him to his lodg
ings, and a number of polue surrounded the
dwelling from the moment he entered it.
The palace was instantly closed, with posi
tive orders not to suffer, under any pretext
whatever, any one to enter, whether prince
or valet, until the Czar himself should com
mand the doors to be opened. These orders
were strictly enforced, confidential persons
having watched ovor their execution. The
exterior openings to the palace were guarded
by the soldiery; all the approaches to the
imperial apa tments protected by high dig
nitaries, whom a simple professer of the art
of ledgerdeinain possessed no means of bri
bing. In short, for greater security, all the
keys had been carried into the imperial cab
inet. A few moments previous to the hour
fixed for Pirnetti's interview with the Czar,
the chamberlain on service brought to his
Majesty a dispatch, which a messenger had
handed him through an opening in the door.
It was reported from the Minister of Police
that Pirnetti had not left home.
"Ah I he has found out that the underta
king is impracticable, and he has abandoned
it," observed the Czar, with a smile.
Twelve o'clock sounded. While the last
stroke yet reverberated, the door which com
municated from the bed room of the Czar to
the cabinet opened, and Pirnetti appeared.
The Czar drew back a couple of paces his
brow darkened and, after a momentory si
lence, he said :
"Are you not aware that you may become
a dangerous individual?"
"Yes, sire," be replied, "I am only an
humble conjurer, with no other ambition
than that of arousing your Majesty."
"Here," said the Czar, "are the thousand
roubles for last night, ahd a thousand for
this day's visit."
Pirnetti, in offering his thanks, was inter
rupted by the Czar, who, with a thoughtful
air, inquired of him:
"Do you count on remaining tome time in
St Petersburgh ?"
"Sire," he replied, "I intend setting off
this week, unless your Majesty orders a pro
longation of bit sojourn."
"No !" hastily observed the Czar, "it is not
my intention to uetain ywu; nn,
continued be with a smile, "I should detain
you against your will. You know how to
leave St Petenburgh as easily as you have
fnnnrl vour wit into this Dlnce,."
"I riuld do so. aire." aaid Pirnetti. "but
far from wishing to Quit St Petersburg!.
stealthily or misteriously, I am desirous of
.... fa. -1 . .. Wl ! . . n m a. nacflL
quilling it in tun uivst iiuiwv
ble, by giving to tbo inhabitants of your cap
ital a striking example oi my magitai po
Pirnetti couW not leavo like n ordinary
mortal ; it wu necessary that he should
crown his success in the Kussian capital oy
something surpassing his previoui efforts ;
therefore, on the evening preceeding the day
fixed for his departure, he announced that
he should leave St Petersburgh the follow-,
ing day at 10 o'clock in the morning, and
that he should quit by all the city gates at
the same moment Public curiosity was ex
cited to the highest degree by this announce
ment St Petersburgh at that timo had fif
teen gatev which wero eBCoropassed by a
multitude eager to witness this marvellous
departure. . " '
Tha spec triors at thesa various gstas all
declared that, at tea o'clock precisely, Pir
netti, whom they perfectly recogrized, pass
ed through ; ' be walked at a slow pace, and
with head erect, in order to be the better
een,' they said ; ' and he bad us adieu in
a clear and audible voice.' These unani
mous testimonials were confirmed oy the
written declarations of the officers placed at
every gate to inspect the' passports of travel
lers. The inscription of Pirnetti's passports
was inscribed in the fifeeen registers.
Where is the wizzard, whether coming from
the North or South, who could in these de
generate dayB, perform so astonishing an
From the Detroit Free Press, list.
Aa aEroaaut Picked op on Lake Erie.
The propellor Mary Stewart arrived here
night before last, bringing with her a gentle
man named John II. Steiner, a resident of
Philadelphia, and an aeronaut of celebrity,
whose presence on board is accounted for in
the .following manner: The Mary Stewart
was out ftftir hours from Buffalo, on her way
to this place, and twenty-five miles below
Long Point, when Capt YVoodruff discover
ed, at about 5 o'clock, a small speck in the
midst of a black cloud, which he watched
for some time, supposing it to be a gult on
the wing. It was about two and a Lalf miles
high, when first seen. He procured a tele
scope, and bringing it to bear upon the ob
ject, ascertained at once that it was a large
balloon, with a man in the car attached un
derneath. Comprehending the danger to
which the aeronaut was subjected, as night
was cowing on, and the wind was blowing a
heavy gale and increasing fast, he immedi
ately ordered the flag hoisted, and the whis
tle Bounded. When this had been done, the
aeronaut waved a small flag in return, and
commenced descending. The balloon was
at this time about fifteen miles distant from
the propeller, and driving on towards her
at the terrific rate of sixty or seventy miles
The balloon continued descending with
great velocity until it struck the water, about
one mile to windward of the propeller. Ihe
aeronaut was buried in the water, but was
soon released from his uncomfortable situa
tion, as the balloon, with the effects of the
recoil, sprang into the air and made a bound
of about a hundred feet ia height and a
quarter of a miie ia length. It then struck
again and refunded in like manner, and
continued taking the same terrific leaps,
dragging its passenger through the water,
now completely submerged, and again flying
through the air in a man ner entrely uncon
trollable. It bore down upon the propeller,
however, in its mad career, and passed some
twenty or twenty-five rods astern, where a
boat containing the two mates and a crew
were waiting its arrival. It passed over
them and the men caught the grapnel that
was hung out and secured in the bow of the
boat Mr. Steiner jumped out and reached
the boat by aiviuiaiing, and an effort was
made to return to the propeller. A tre
mendous gale was blowing by this time and
the balloon started otf to leeward, carrying
the yawl boat and its crew otf at a rale of
fifteen or twenty miles an hour. Captain
Woodruff shouted to the mate to shift the
grapnel to the stern of the beat and pull with
his own oai, so as to hold his way against
it until the propeller cou.d run down and
pick them up. In attempting to do this the
line to w hich the grapnel was attached was
jerked trom their hands with irresistible
force, and the balloon ascended and was out
of sight in less than one minute. The pro
peller was tlieu reached without tuui.li diffi
Mr. Steiner states that he started from
Erie at about half past three in the afternoon,
with tiie intention of tinj a trip to Canada
before night. He haj intended to have
started in the morning, but was pi evented
by the rainy weather. The balloon rose to
the height of three miles, and was driven
by a favorable wind acioss the lake, and ar
rived within three miles of the Canada
shore, when the wind changed and blew him
back half way across the lake. Another
strong current then struck hiiu, which car
ried him down the lake towards Buffalo at
railroad speed. He was on his course w hen
he discovered the propeller, at nearly the
ftiue time that he was discovered by Capt.
Woodruff. He comuitiiccd letting off the
gas, and descend d in time to reach the boat
as described. His escape is a narrow one,
for if the boat's crew had been unable to se
cure the rope as he passed them at this fear
ful rate of speed he must have drowned, as
no person could withstand being dragged
through the water at a velocity of fifty miles
an hour for any great length of time.
Captain Woodiuff says that he was as
cool and deliberate when he had got through
with the dargerous affair as though he had
been sitting or. the deck as a witness, instead
of acting as the principal participant, lie
called for some brandy and water, and sat
down to supper as if nothing had happened.
The loss of the balloon seemed to be his only
concern, as it cost him $300, but he said
that it wouldn't take long to make another.
He is in hopes of recovering it somewhere
on the Canada shore.
The appearance of the phenomenon excit
ed much apprehension in the minds of the
deck-hvnds abroad the propellor, who very
naturally mistook it for the comet, probably
supposing that the time of its arrival had
been delayed for a day or two by some un
forseen circumstance, and that it was com
ing with the greater force to make for de
lays. The religiously inclined portiod pre
pared for prayers, the reckless made for the
bar, and the more prudent part went to the
clerk's office and drew their wages. The
sight of a human being steering the concern,
puieted their apprehensions, however, and
they lent a ready hand to rescue him from
Mr. Steiner is an experienced aeronaut,
having made, including this one, forty ascen
sions, lie returned to Erie last evening on
the Cleveland boat
A Yovko Hero. Master Walters had been
much annoyed by some one of his scholars
whistling in school. Whenever he called a
boy to account for such disturbance, he
would plead that it was unintentional" be
forgot all about where he was." This be
came so frequent that the master threatened
a severe punishment to the next offender.
The next day, when the room was unusually
quiet, a loud sharp whistle broke the still
ness. Every one asserted that it was a cer
tain boy who bad the reputation of a mis
chief maker, and a liar. He was called up,
and though with a somewhat stubborn look,
he denied it again and again, commanded to
hold out bis hand. At this instant, a little
fellow not more than seven years old, came
out, with a very pale but decided face, held
out his hand, saying as he did so with the
clear and firm tone of a hero :
' Mr. Walters, sir, do not punish him ; I
whistled I was doing a long, hard sum, and
in rubbing out an another, rubbed it out by
mistake and spoiled it all, and before I tho't,
whistled right out, sir. I was very much
afraid but I could not sit there and act a lie,
when I knew who was to blame. You may
ferule me, sir, as you said you should." And
with all the firmness ha could command, be
again held out his band, never for a moment
doubting that he was to be punished. Mr.
Walters was much affected.
" Charles," 6aid he, looking at the erect
form of the delicate child, who made such a
conquest over his natural timidity, " I would
nnt atrike. vou a blow for the world. No
one here doubts that you spoke the truth ;
vou did not mean to whistle. You have
been a hero, sir."
The boy went back to bis seat with a flush
ed face, and Quietly went on with his rama.
He must have ielt that every eya was upon
him in admiration, for the smallest scholar
could appreciate the moral courage of such
From tha San Franelsco Golden Bra.
A Shott Patent Sermon.
. BT DOW, JR.
To renew my vociferous duties, f shall
commence with this text!
"Where, black as night, th' unaltered mountains tower,
And baffled Tim sees thing that mock his power."
Mr Hearers: Says Ecclesiostes, the vene
rable preacher of old, " One generation pass
eth away and another cometh ; but the earth
abideth forever." Here, fellow Christians,
we have a stumper for time, with his whole
artillery of comets and musketry of shooting-stars,
at the onset Mother Earth is just
as fresh, fair and sound as when she cradled
her first-born in a hollow stump, upon the
banks of the placid Euphrates. Though
thousands of years old perhaps millions,
only like other women she don't like to own
up to her right age still, not a wrinkle has
been added to her brow; not a particle of
Dloom baa faded from her cheek ; and as
yet not a single white hair has been found
upon her head, admonitory of decline, de
crepitude and death. I say, our dirty-faced
earth ia just as good as new, and always will
be, for all the rough rubs and dry knocks
that Time can give it. In truth, so far from
the old fellow being allowed to demolish the
concern, he is compelled to repair damages
as he goes along. Every hole be makes he
is obliged to mend ; and wherever he de
stroys the seedy vestments of nature, he
never fails to replace them with toggery
bright and new. When the earth gets as
gray as a ground-hog when it becomes so
weak and infirm as to scarcely be able to
turn over upon its serial bed when, 6uper
anuated, it lacks sufficient virility to produce
an ant or a toadstool then, and not until
then, will I believe that it is about to suc
comb to the wear-and-tear of time.
And what effect, my brethren, do you
suppose have the terrific teeth of Time upon
many mundane monuments? Why, his
gnawings at the adamantine mountains are
no more than the nibblings of a dyspeptic
mouse at a greased grindstone.
Time, my friends, may wear his tushes to
their very gums upon the impenetrable Pyra
mids, and old Sphynx will continue to look
on and laugh at the noodle's folly for thou
sands and thousands of years to come.
Bunker Hill Monument Time may eventu
ally topple over; but, my beloved brethren,
he may wrestle to all eternity with the rock
of Gibraltar, or the one upon which man
builds his hopes of a happy hereafter, and
come off second best in the cud. j7t
rocks are thar
The giant trees of Calaveras, my listen
ers, are altogether too stout grass for the old
mower's scythe. He may whet up, and cut
a clean swarth all around them; but centu
ries, now in the far distant future, w;l: behold
them, as now, standing proudly erect, in
mockery of Time's vaunted power. It is
much easier for a sickle to reap cast-iron
lamp posts, than fur his bush-hook to crop
even the smallest of these. They, too, ar?
Time, brethren, may pluck a quill from
his pinions, and scribble Decat all over the
whole vegetable world ; but he can no more
make a mark upon the unalterab e ocean,
than a schoolboy can cypher upon a buiter
The winged monster may flap out many a
great light of this little nether world; but
the sun, and all his numerous family of
star, will still blaze on, as undisturbed as a
gas-burner by the flicke.ings of a night
moth. The great critic may condemn, and doom
to the rag-bag of oblivion, all trashy books,
immoral puolica'iona, and every species of
poisonous literature, but my Bible he will
spare ; that is to remain the Book of all J
books, when countless future ages shall have
rolled away. He can't cut that up for, as
it is beautifully expressed in Chaldee : " The
grass shall wither, the flower decay, butTthe
word of our God shall stand forever." And
I am inclined to the opinion that it will.
Some specimens of humanity, my breth
ren, seem to laugh Time to scorn, as though
his wings were cropped, and the sands in his
glass had ceased te run. They tell of a man, j
now learning the tailor's trade in Texas, who
is so old that be remembers of peddling
clams to the Puritans when they first landed
upon the rock of Plymouth ! He has not
yet fully made up his mind what business to
follow in jyyU; for, as he very sagaciously
remarks "there is no knowing what a day
may bring forth."
In conclusion, my hearers. Time, like the
hawk and crow, greedily devours the carrion-bugs
of vice, and bears away many a
reptile of error and wrong; but truth and
virtue shall be left to flourish, till old Time
himself is swallowed by Lternity. So mote
it be !
Porx Fattened os Hitman Bodies. Let
any . person, says a writer in a late Ceylon
paper, at day break 6tai t from the gates of
the Government House, Calcutta, and whe
ther his walks be on the banks of the rivers
or to the canals, which on three sides sur
round the city, he will see pigs feeding on
the dead bodies of the natives that have
been thrown there during the night. Dur
ing the day the river police clear away and
sink all that remains of the bodies. Bad as
is the metropolis of India, it is nothing com
pared to Patua.
Hundreds upon hundreds of human corpses
are there strewn along the strand ; snd fat
tening Ghoul-like upon these are droves and
droves of swine. These swine are slaugh
tered, cut up and salted into hams, bacon,
pickled pork, and then dispatched to Cal
cutta. The great market for this poisonous
swine produce is the Mauritusand Bourbon,
where it is foisted upon the inhabitants as
the produce of Europe.
Moreover, as these swine are sold in Cal
cutta at three or four shillings each carcass,
it is stated that the inferior class of home
ward bound vessels are provisioned with
them, and thus this human fed pork is in
troduced into Europe and America.
The Judge of a Western court recently
decided a point adverse to a certain lawyer.
Lawyer was stubborn, and insisted that the
Court was wrong.
" I tell you that I am right !" yelled the
Court with Hashing eyes.
" I tell you, you are not 1" retorted the
" I am right!" reiterated the Court
" 1 say you ain't!" persisted the counsel.
Crier," yelled the Judge, " adjourn the
court for ten minutes I" And jumping from
the bench, he pitched into the counsel, and
after a lively tight, placed bim hort du com
bat ; after which business again resumed,
but it was not long before another misunder
" Crier," said the Court, " we will adjourn
this time for twenty minutes!" and he was
about taking off his coat, when the counsel
Never mind, Judge, keep on your coat
the p'int is yielded my thumb's out ' o'
j'int and I've sprained my shoulder!"
Do toc milk once, twice, or three times
per day ? If once oi ly, the same quantity
of milk will yield nearly one-seventh more
butter than an equal quantity obtained from
two miUings per dav. You may obtain
more milk by three milkings per day, but of
an inferior quality. Some cows require to
be milked three times per day.
l)o not let the boys run your cows, throw
stonas at tbem, or irritate them in any way.
If you do, it will seriously affect the quanti
ty of milk. Discharge a man in your em
ploy, at once, who so far forgets himself as
to abuse aa animal in any way whether
horse, ox, or cow the latter particularly.
Some men apeak to a cow in no gentle man
ner, only tending to frighten her and pre
vent the flow of milk. Such men ought not
to be tolerated in a dairy. ' Give your cows
aait irequenu. afr. jramtr.
The Ba'atin' of GbenCts Khan.
Pensacola (West Florida) Timet is the
greatest periodical afloat Punch is a bun
gler In comparison. Vide the following in
traduction to a homespun poem by the
It is related that a box of scidlitz powders
was once taken by the Kh in of Tartary,
from an English traveler, who was obliged to
give directions for the use of his plundered
property, which, unfortunately, was obeyed
to the letter. One day his Tartaric majesty
thought he would test the refreshing quali
ties of this noble beverage, for his taste had
wearied of his native sherbets, cooled with
snow from the glacier-capped mountain peaks
of Central Asia. Accordingly, by special
firman, he signified his imperial desire for
strange drink of the Giaour, and the box of
seidlitz powders was brought from the trea
sury, and the preparation of the draught
confided to the grand mixer of the royal
sherbets. .This functionary of mostakiiful
accomplish meat In the compound of simples
or of chemicals, dissolved the contents of
the twelve blue papers in one goblet of jew
eled gold, and those of the twelve white pa
pers in another, and, after proclaiming to
the courtiers to veil their faces, for the Son
of the Prophet was about to drink, upon his
knees, with averted face, the grand mixer
presented the two doses to his monarch, who
UranK Iirst Die one and immediately the
other. And effervescence at once ensued in
the imperial stomach, which disseminated
his annointed person throughout the realm
in fragments more infinitesimal than the par
ticles of Bweet odor from the musk-pouch of
the small deer of Thibet This tragic event
is supposed to be commemorated in the gor
geous versification of an oriental cotetnpora
ry of Haffs, the Persian king of song, in a
poem where fact, nomenclature, orthography,
topography, and chronology yield leadily to
the exigencies of verse
Unfortunately, we have no room for the
entire "poem," but our readers will see in
the following stanzas, which describes the
grand catastrophe ample evidence of the
power of the poet and the prescription:
Teas io that hour, the stranre Giaour,
And his powders recollected.
And he had them mixed, and proper) fixed.
And drank them as directed ,
The Alkali, with many a sigh,
Adosrn his throat he poarcd.
And the acid next his taste perplexed.
Until he almost roared ;
He roared in fact, when, in contact,
The powders came wiUiin ;
And laHEssis Khas at once began
To see he'd been toek In ;"
A mum-ut more, and the powders tore
From rnt their narrow bound
And the Khas exploded like a khanon loaded.
Hut with more dreadful sound !
His head flea hirh, towards the sky.
His liuibs were scattered round 1
And his body, sent like a racket, went
Where It never could be found !
So died the KffAS of Ispahan
Death Strang?'? came to his release.
And his epitaph, too long by half
He d;cd iu pieces" not in peace !
A Wlld;Man la Montgomery County.
Our correspondent at Danville, Montgom
ery county sends us some interesting par
ticulars in regard to a monomaniac in that
county whom he visited last week. The
man's name is G-o. Baughman, who says he
is a native of Ohio, and is about forty-three
years old. His domicil or rather lair, is
about one mile south-west of Danville, and
is one of natures own construction, being
nothing more than a.shelving of overhang
ing rocks on Loutre river. Eirly in the
spring of 1S54, Baughman, then on his way
to some of the upper countries in this State,
camped for a few weeks Loutre river.
t hue staying there his oxen either strayed
or were stolen.
lie now regards his loss as a fortunate oc
currence, for in searching f-r them through
the hills he one day came to a place which
corresponded exactly with a map he had in
his possession. This map was at least a
hundred years old, and had descended to
hiiu from an uncle who died some seventy
years ago, it was a description of the hills,
rock houses, tc.
It appears from tradition that Baughioan's
uncle was one of a mining company who
came to this country more than a hundred
years ago. In the hills they found vast
heaps of gold and silver, but being driven
out by the Indians, and unable to take their
treasure with them, they hid it in or under
a shelving rock, on the south side ol a very
steep hill, and some thirty -five or forty feet
from its base. Here Baugbman has been
living and working for the last three years,
and certainly exhibits commendable energy
and wonderful perseverance.
He has in that time dug no less than four
holes in the solid rock, averaging about
twenty-five feet in debth. He says he is
now w ithm six feet or toe treasure, and ly
September will be in possession of millions.
He has performed the whole work with an
axe and a tin ,bucket. When our corres
pondent visited him, he was at dinner,
which consisted of six fine hen eggs. His
only earthly possession is a dog, five chick
ens, a bed of corn shucks on the solid rock,
covered w ith dilapidated garments, a pair of
eather pants well greased and reeolent with
old age, and a leather hunting shirt. On
ordinary subjects he is quite intelligent, and
converses fluently, but when the subject of
money is mentioned, it is quite evident that
he is insane. Fulton Telegraph.
O.ne too hast tor thb Widow. There is
a good story told of a handsome Yankee
pedler who made love to a young and charm
ing widow down in Pennsylvania. He ac
companied his declaration with an allusion
to two impediments to their union.
" IS a me them," said the widow.
"The want of means to set up a retail
store," said he.
They parted, and the widow immediately
sent the pedlar a check for ample means.
When they again met, the pedler had hired
and stocked a store, and was doing a flourish
ing business. The smiling f ir one now
begged to know the other impediment
"I hate got a itiel" was the reply.
Indian Eloquence. An impressive speci
men of the untutored eloquence of the Red
Man is afforded in the defiance of the chief
tain of the Creek Nation to the General w ho
had captured him : " I fought against you
at Fort Mimms I fought against you in
Georgia I did you all the injury I could I
would have done you more the warriors
who were faithful all died at my side they
died in battle I mourn over their loss, but
they have gone to glory I am their chief
a captive, but a soldier. Do your utmost
I shall not disgrace their memories." In the
mouth of an Indian captive, words like these
are not words of course. They mean what
they say, and speak of nerve and spirit
strung to the limit of human endurance.
The hard case of a young widow with
$20,000, compelled to give up her property
if she married again, has been going the
rounds of the papers. To offset it, the
Sandy Hill Herald relates how a gent'eman
residing in the town of Granville, Washing
ton county, died recently and willed his wife
a handsome sum stipulating in his will,
that in case she again married, the sum was
to be doubled. The Herald pathetically
adds, " May the graaa ever be green upon
Fats or Newspapers. Since the Salem
(Mass.) Gazette began its existence in that
town, forty-nine other newspapers have been
started there, and forty six have broken
down. Every one thinks lie knows how to
publish a newspaper. Fools buy experience
dearly. : -
Two young Irishmen happened to get into
an affray, in which one of them was knocks
ed down. His comrade ran up to bim and
cried out, "Zounds, Dennis, if you be dead,
can't you spaait" "I'm set dead, but
speechless," said the other.
lalfe la the West.
The following genuine woman's letter in
from ths Portsmouth Tribune. The letter U
dated Strawberry Hill, Kansas, Mav 16th.
In getting out thcr. they all piled into one
little wagon, stopped one night at a log
house innocent of daub and and chincking,
and had to hold the bed-clothes with thcic
teeth to keep them from blowing away,
We quote the rest of the letter: .
" 1 wish to goodness that I could send you
a drawing of our house and furniture. I
can't do the thing justice. The house ia
about as large as your kitchen. The logs
are beautifully hewed inside; they still re
tain their natural appearance on tue outside.
I have the greatest quantity of kindling by
just going around the walls and pulling it
off. We will have chough to lat,t several
years, if we hate good luck. We have no
window, butona thing far more convenient,
made by simply moving he shingles to one
side. As they are not nailed, it answers
every purpose. The day we got here, Mr.
S. made.me a table and a cupboard, and two
benches; ono has a back. As our bedstead"
has not yet come from the Point, we make
our bed on the floor. We have two shelves
were we put all our pretty things. Three
or four bags hanging around the w alls help
the appearance of them very much. My
guitar occupies a irienaiy position near the
meat bag. I have a nice little cooking stovo
which bakes very well. We have no chairs,
or anything that the town people require iu
" I w ih you ha 1 seen us eating our first
dinner ; we had no dishes. Charley ate of
a shingle ; Mr. S. took the lid of the fctove !
M. ate off her bread ; I had a big piece of
brown paper. We drank coffee oat of tin
cups. I), and Mr. S. have made two of the
nicest gardens you ever saw. They fenced
them, and all in three days. I helped D.
clear off the gardens for three davs; and I
wish you could see my hands ! But I have
been very happy; it is so nice to work alono
with one's husband. Thursday I di J a three
day's wash ng D. is very well, and he is as
happy as he can be. He has a wagon and
a yoke of oxen, cow and calf, two tuikiy,
and two d&gs which I believe is all the livo
stock we have yet. We have r.ot seen but
ter since we left the boat; it is Lot fashion
able here. D. is going to buiid a louc next
week a frame one, too. How I wish you
wtre here; I long to ste you. The coun
try ia lovely, and we have a eplendid place.
I have two beautiful bo'jueU 1 gathered yes
terday, when I went with 1). aiitr wood. I
rode in an ox wagon! It has been ho cold
lately that I have w orn two dresses. I think
the comet does it ; what do I think of it by
this tiuief We have the most gooseberries
and raspberries you ever taw, all near the
house; beside strawberries all around the
Trie Ssr Levee. One of the mst im
portant projects for the welfare of Pike
county, now in course of completion, is the
so-called Sny Carty Levee, on the west f ida
of the country. This levee is to be about
forty miles in" length, and with an average
height of seven feet, extending over nearly
the whole river side of I'ikc county, and re
claiming, if successful, 150,000 acres of now
useless land. Mr. Leonard, the perf-on in
w hose name the charter wasiscued, has now
a force of about one hundred hands employ
ed upon the work, which will soon be in
creased to five hundred, and the embank
ments will probably be completed bv De
cember of next year. He receives bis par
as follows: The State gives him all taxes on
the enhanced value of the lands in the bot
tom for fifty years, and a special tax, to be
assessed and collected from those lands, of
30,000 per annum. The present valuation
of land in this bottom does not exceed fifty
cents per acre. The levee will make it
available for farming purposes, and it will
undoubtedly be as r'ch and fertile as any
lain! in the country; capable of bupporting
some twenty thousand inhabitants. The in
creased value will not be far short of $30 per
acre, which, on the whole amount of 150,000
acres, makes a total of increased taxable
property in the country of four million five
hundred thousand dollars. Our readers may
thus estimate the importance of the enter
terprise to the country, and especially to the
property holders in the bottom. There
seems to be but little doubt of the feasibility
of the project, and Messrs. Ives &, Mclntirc,
of Springtisld, have contracted to complete
the work by December, 1S53. I such a cass
there is a tine opening for a town of consi lc
rrble magnitude at the termination of the
Pike Bounty Railroad, opposite Hannibal, as
well as a dcnscipopulatien through the w holo
reclaimed territory. 1'ile Co. Union, 2J.
Slave Data and Soitiikkn Pkopehtt.
The New Orleans UelU estimates the num
ber of slaves at the South at over three and
a half million!!, and their aggregate value at
present prices, at fully sixteen hundred mil
lions of dollars. The cotton plantations in
the South it estimates at about eighty thou
sand, and the aggregate value of their annu
al product, at the present prices of cotton,
is fully one hundred and twenty-five millions
of dollars. There are over fifteen thousand
tobacco plantat ons, and their annual pro
ducts may be valued at fourteen millions of
dollars. There are two thousand six hun
dred sugar plantations, the products of which
average annually more than twelve millions.
There are five hundred and fifty-one rice
plantations, which yield an annual revenue
of four millions of dollars.
Ravages or GrtASsnoprEiis. This fatal
scourge increases fearfully. One man from
Stearns, says the St. Paul Times of the 2d,
informs us that he has planted one hundred
acres, from which he does not now expect to
realize a tingle cent The Shakopee Advo
cate says of them: "Our hopes of being
spared from serious injury by these Insects,
are not so strong as t :ey were two weeks
since. The recent fine weather has had the
effect of increasing their numbers to an al
most incredible extent The term of " my.
riads," when applied to designate the nu
merical force of these destructive visitants,
fails to convey an accurate idea of their im
mense numbers. Already, every garden in
this vicinity has been destroyed, and many
persons are planting the second time, hoping
the grasshoppers may have disappeared be
fore the crops are above ground."
Crops in Geokcia. The wheat harvest in
Georgia is now being gathered. A letter in
the New York Journal of Commerce, from
Athens, say that both as to quantity and
quality, it is the best ever had in Georgia.
Oats have suffered a littlo from dry weather,
although a fall average yield is harvested,
or will be. Corn is backward and small for
the season of the year, but is generally
healthy and may turn out well. Cotton,
however, is too much injured fully to recover,-
no 'rnitter how much it may be favor
As Object or Interest. The philosopher,
Dr. Darwin, informs us that the reason why
the bosom of a beautiful woman is an object
of such peculiar delight, arises from hence
that all our first pleasurable sensation of
warmth, sustenance and repose are derived
from this interesting source. This theory
is both beautiful and to a certain extent true,
but oof friend Pilkins says that io his case,
at least, can be found an exception. He was
hroti'rht tin on " Rnnon virlnuls " and sava
that even the signt of a whole tableful of
spoons produces on bim not the slightest
rapturous sensation: Ex.
Frogs have become quite an article of ex
portation in the vicinity of Utica, N. Y.
About two hundred are sent weekly by one
man, to the proprietor of an Albany restaurant