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Kuum.h of the Ohio Statk BoAnn of Aopi- 7
(i;i.Tui!t., Columbus, Dec. 20, 1353, ,
"With a view to the formation of u " nu
rleus,'' around which may hereafter be col
letted an extensive and interesting cab
inet, containing Fpecimens of most, of t lie 1
and mineral products in Ohio,)
1 t) - arranged lor inspection in tue rooms oil
ihe State Hoard, at Columbus, the undersign-,
Knows of no belter means of reaching the,
of Ohio, than through the medium j
of the " local 'pivs'' of the various counties. ;
11.: would therefore invite the. following j
pirt'jrii--, they having been puccosffut compel-j
itor. at the late County Fair of Wood coun-old
u, f contribute of the articles mentioned
(mpo.-iw: th'-ir names, depositing the same
wit!) tin secretary oi meir couniy society as
o mi al ter receiving this circular as couven-j
it-n i , that specimens may bn obtained and I
i 1 . t . i' j! - .. . . I !
iriiiie'-'d ov ine lime oi uie nexi regular
meeting of ih: Hoard, which will commence
mi the 17ih i f next month. (January,) to he!
.-ciit by tli. secretary of each county society,
(with models of farm implements, and na-j
tie minerals, when these can be procured,)!
by express, (or private conveyance, w hen op- j
portuniiy offers.) in parcels as follows: Of j
wheat, ami oilier .smallgrains and seeds, one i
pint each. Corn in the ear, one half dozen ;
ar. Two .am pics each of the various fruits
vegetables upon which premiums wereied
awarded, and samples of wool.
Wheat A. 15. Bradley, Nathan Moore.
Corn Elijah Elliott, j. 1). Pulsion.
Apples S. W. St. John. P. Klofienstein. ;
Potatoes J. I). Ralston, Elijah Elliott, j
Wool (r. cc M. Warner, Addison Fay.
The effort will hereafter be made to ob-!
tain a renewal of specimens immediately af-1
ter the. close of the annual county fairs, to;
le selected from articles drawing premiums. :
ly this means delegates from county socie-jaway
ties to the annual meetings in December, will
n bird's-eye view of all the county fairs'
in Ohio, in the departme nts of fruit, grain, j
weds, and vegetables, as also in the article of j
wool. All articles so contributed, being la-1
! led with the name of the producer, (grains!
and seeds in glass jars.) a key will at once1
tv furnished, bv waicli an interchange or :
purchase of grains and vegetables may be
made, promising certainty in the results, and
laving Hie loumtation lor material upon
which to base a reciprocal interchange of ;
grains ami seeds with agricultural societies i
in our own and in countries
Cor. Sec. Ohio State Board of Agriculture.
"J'hk Brazil IS'ur. How many out of the
thousands who rat this exceedingly rich nut, j
know in what shape, it i.i taken from the!
tieo on which it grows! Not many, we
lx-Iieve. They eat them from an angular
shaped shell, and, no doubt, imagine that!
I 11 ' . I I - l.'l. .
Mien is me oniy out! w men covers mem,
while the fact is eight or more of them are!
in a thick and very hard shuck, j
mpiiring much labor to remove it. The!
nearest comparison we can think of, is an I
orange the peal of which represents the
thick and hard shuck we speak of, while the
nuts are represented by the parts of the
orange, which, it is known, can be divided
up into quarters or eighths, as one choo
ses to eat it.
Th'j shucks, of themselves, are a curiosity,!
and may be handed to a company of a dozen, j
and the chance is that not one of the dozen j
Ixi able to tell what they are.
Tnv. Chinese Wall. Dr. Bowring, in a'
lecture on China, which he delivered atBol-have
ton, England, stated that if all the bricks, j
stones, and masonrv of Great Britain were1
gathered together, they would not be able to!
lutni.sh material enough lor the Wall oi Chi-
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na ; and that an uu; ouuaings in .London
put together would not make the towers and
turrets which adorn it.
The Pa ess of Michigan. The Detroit Ad
vertiser gives a list of all the papers and pe
riodicals published in that state ; it foot3 up
as follows : Dailies 6. tri-weeklies 2, semi
weeklies 2, weeklies 65, monthlies 7, quarter
lies 1 total S3.
The Poor Weaver and the Rich Students.
was once a poor, weaver w&o be
came known 'to three ' rich .sfudentsy who,
seeing that the man was very noor. cave
him lor house-keeping a hundred dollars.
The. weaver was overioved at the rift, and
resolved on employing it to the greatest ad
agricultuval vantage, but would first for a time feast his
eye mi iu; snining money. He would not
tell his wife of his good fortune, who hap
Vd pened just then to be from home, and con
fanners ccaled t he money where no one would think
of looking for it, namely, among some old
rags.. One day, while lis was out, a rag
collector cam-; to the house, and his wife
him ihe whole bundle of rags for afew
pence. iS'ow there was grief of heart when
the weaver returned, and his wife, full of
;j", miowwi mm me irine oi money sue got
for her old rags.
When a year had passed the three students
4 . I, : A n i .i
-n.ir; tijtiin, uopiug 10 una inc weaver in
comfortable circumstances; instead of which
they found hin poorer than ever, and on
expressing wonder for this, he informed
them of his misfortune. After warning him
to be more careful in future, they gave him
another hundred dollars. Jow he thought
he would be more prudent, so without say
ing a word to his wife, he hid the money in
a dust tub ; and this time, it fell out just as
on the. former occasion. Ilis wife, exchang
ed the. ashes with a dust man, for two or
three pieces of soap, while her husband was
just gone out to carry some work to a cus-
tomer. When he came home and was told!
of the bargain of the ashes, he was so en-
raged that he gave his wife a beating.
When anothei vear had passed, the three
students came for the third time, and found
the weaver in rags and misery. They said,
throwing a piece of lead at his feet, "Of
what use. is a nutmeg to a cow? to give
thee money again, would prove us to be
greater fools than thou art! We will never
come to thee again." Thereupon they went
in anger, and the weaver picked up
the piece of lead and laid it upon the win
Soon after, his neighbor entered the room
he was a fisherman bade him good day, and
said "My friend, have you perchance a
piece of lead, or anything heavy that 1 can
use for my net? fori have just now nothing
at nana.' ine weaver cave nun the niece
of lead which the students had left, for which
the fisherman thanked him, and promised
that he should have in return the first large
hsh he caught. "Very well," replied the
weaker, out it is not worth speaking
about." Soon after, the fisherman actually
brought a fine? fish weighing four or five
pounds, and obliged his neighbor to accept
it. He immediately cut up the fish and
found a great stone in his belly. The stone
the weaver also laid on the window-sill.
In the evening when it became dark, the
'stone began to shine, and the darker it grew,
the brighter the stone became, and just like
a candle. " That's a cheap lamp," said the
... 1 'c . . II .1 .1-,
weaver 10 nis wile ; ' would tnou not like
to dispose of it as thou didst the two hun
fiicased tired dollars?" and he placed the sione so
evening a merchant chanced to ride past the
that it allumined the whole room. The next
house, who on seeing the brilliant stone,
alighted and entered the room, looked at it
and offered ten dollars for it. The weaver
answered that it was not for sale. " What,
not for twenty dollars?'' "Not even for
that," replied the weaver. The merchant,
however, kept on bidding and bidding for
the stonp until at last he offered a thousand
dollars ; for the stone was a precious dia
will jmond, and really worth much more. Now
the weaver struck the bargain, and was the
richest man in the village. His wife would
the last word, and took much credit to
herself, saying "See, husband, how well it
'w as that I threw away the money twice, for
thou hast me to thank for this good luck."
Resignation of Judge Corwin. Hon.
Johu A. Corwin yesterday filed with the Gov
ernor his resignation as Judge of the Supreme
Court. His term would have expired on the
second Monday of February, 1855.
The farmers in some of the southern coun
ties of Iowa, have been obliged to have re
course to poison, to destroy the wild geese,
which have become very destructive to the
The Sidney Line.
By an arrangement consummated on last
Tuesday evening, Mr. John W. Carey, of this
town, has, contracted to construct, that part
of the Day ton and Michigan Railroad which
extends from the bluff on the east bank of
the Miami opposite the city of Piqua,
through Sidney to a point about four miles
north, a distance of fourteen miles. Mr.
Carey has advertised for 500 hands, and will
commence 'the work immediately, and from
his well known efficiency and go-ahead char
acter, the public may expect confidently,
that the work will be put through in as
quick time as possible. .
On Wednesday, after it became known
that Mr. Carey had the contract, and that
litigation and difficulty was ended, though
damp and unpleasant, the population ap
peared to have rushed into the streets and
public places to congratulate each other and
rejoice at the happy result. The bells rang
out a merry peal; rockets illumined' the.
air ; the boys burnt an immense amount of
small fire-works, tar barrels &c, and made
the welkin ring with rejoicings, and the
field piece, " Black Betty," as Col. Wells
has named it, spoke with an emphasis to the
country around. To cut the sto'ry short,
p -ople had a good time generally. Sidney
British Reviews. The intelligent reader
will be glad to be kept posted up as to the
editors of the English Quarterlies. It is said
that the present editor of the Edinburg Re
view is rrotessor treorgc Cornwall Lewis,
late P. M., and Financial Secretary of the
Treasury, and author of several works on po
litical ecomy. The present editor of the
North British Review is Professor Fraser.
The Westminster Review is under the direc
tion of several editors, male and female, with
John Chapman, the infidel bookseller in Lon
don, at its head, both as editor and publish
er. Blackwood is conducted by Professor
Aytoun, son-in-law of Professor Wilson.
And the London Quarterly, so long under the
management of Lockhart, who has resigned
his post on account of ill health, is now un
der the editorial supervision of the Rv.
Whitwell Erwin, of Boston, who has been
a contributor to the Review for some time
past. 0. S. Journal.
A RrvEn Flowing under a City.; The
Newark (N. Jersey) Advertiser states that
some persons, who were engaged in grading
the streets of that city on Saturday last,
while working at the corner of Nesbit-street,
between High and Summit, came upon a
large hole, about twenty feet deep, two feet
wide at the mouth, and seven at the bottom.
A stream of water five feet deep, running in
a southeast direction, was found at the bot
President Walker seems to have been cor
nered in his new Republic of Sonora, Cali
fornia. He invaded, and, as is said, con
quered that country i and established there
an independent Republic, with a force of
but forty-five men, all told. We have ac
counts to-day that the. Mexicans have sud
denly fallen upon the new President and
his new Republic, and killed fourteen of his
forty-five, and driven the rest into the shel
ter of a house, where, they were at the last
accounts, rigorously, besieged by overwhelm
We hope to hear that President Walker,
with his remaining misguided followers,
have escaped the besiegers and fled back to
San Francisco, wiser and better men. But
the news we have does not warrant the ex
pectation that this most wild and visionary
enterprise will terminate as fortunately.
We fear that it will turn out that the inva
ders have all fallen victims to their own
folly and temerity. N. Y. Tribune, 9th.
Ohio Senator. The house of representa
tives of Ohio have fixed on the 24th inst.,
for a choice of U. S. senator. It remains
to be determined whether the senate will
concur. The friends of Allen grow more
sanguine of his success.
Powell is the youngest county in Kentucky
and is a model county for the state. In 1852
the sheriff collected the revenue without re
porting a solitary delinquent,, and has just
made a similar return for the year 1853.
We learn from the Philadelphia Ledger,
that there is now lying at the Mint in that
city, subject to the call of all who may de
sire it, over one million, of dollarsvin, -silver
coin.; So that all who are in want of change
can have it for gold.' ' ' .,-
Washington grows steadily, though not
rapidly. Having no trade or manufactures
of its own to build it up, it increases just in
proportion to the increase of the central gov
ernment and tha number of its agents. , Du
ring the past year 629 buildings were erect
ed, and 17,779 feet of sidewalks laid".", It
now . contains , 8,265 dwellings, and 43
churches. The population is estimated to
approach 50,000. .'
The Cranberry. Mr. Bates, of Billing
ham, Mass., has succeeded in cultivating the
cranberry on upland soils. Heretofore, as is
known, this almost indispensable berry has
grown wild on the borders of swamps.
Mr. Bates picked from his grounds this
season some 300 bushels to the acre. So says
the Boston Post. . He offers plants, with in
structions for planting, at the rate of $7 per
thousand. The season for . transplanting is
either October or November. ;; ;
The Bedini Riot. The Cincinnati police
are now undergoing their trial for using ex
cessive authority and violence, in arresting
the German procession. From testimony,
the whole attack appears to have been sense
less and brutal in the extreme. Their duty
unquestionably was, to use extreme vigilance
in the protection of persons and property
within the city, but not to commit violence
and murder on a procession entirely peacea
ble up to the time their assault was made.:
Some sixty criminals have been exeeufed
in the United States the past year. The
number maturing for the same field promises
at least no diminution. ' ! 1 v'-'
PROSPECTUS of the INDFPENDENT.
Volume Sixth, 1854. Thia well known and
widely-circulated journal, conducted by pastors of
Congregational churches in New York und vicinitv,
has nearly completed its fifth year.
In addition to the regular editorial corps, Rev. G.
B. Cheever, D. D., (C.) Rev. Henry Ward Beecher,
(), Mrs. Harriet E. Beecher Stowe, (H. E. B. S.),
Rev. C. L. Brace (C. L.) and "Minnie Myrtle," (M.
M.), are all stated contributors, engaged to write
weekly, and w ill be assisted by most able correspon
dents at home and abroad, who will do all in their
power to make this " journal an interesting relig
ious and family papeb. The editors are, in truth,
"independent," having full and sole control of the
columns of the paper,
Teems Two Dollars per annum, if paid strictly
J?Clergymen and Postmasters are authorized
agents, and are solicited to engage in the work of
extending our circulation. Fifty cents commission
on each subscriber will be allowed them.
Any person wishing to subscribe, will please en
close "in an envelope two dollars, and address, to
Publisher of the Independent, No. 10 Spruce-street,
Aew York, prepaying the postage, and money so
sent will be consideredat our risk. Subscriptions
forwarded before the first of January next, will en
title subscribers to the remaining numbers of the
present volume, free of charge.
The paper will be sent in exchange for one year to
any newspaper or monthly periodical that will pub
lish this prospectus, including this notice.
New York, Dec. 1st, 1853.
ry0 PRINTERS. A new edition of the Spe
JL cimen Book of Bruce's New York Type
Foundry will be published in September, 1853, and
will be given to those proprietors of printing offices
who will send for it, or it will be forwarded to them
by mail on receipt, in advance, of fifty cents for the
In it are exhibited many articles never before
shown ; there have been added to the Foundry new
varieties of Roman types from Nine-line Pica to
Pearl, various imitations of writing, a great number
of fancy fonts. Borders both plain and illuminated,
laoor-saving Rules, and a complete foundry of Ger
mans, i '
. , The types now manufactured are cast from a new
combination of metal of great durability, and are
usually kept on hand in large quantities. Everv
fancy font is sold by weight, and at the printed pri
ces, which are from 10 to 25 per cent, less than those
of some other foundries. All other printing mate
rials are furnished at manufacturers' prices, either
for cash or credit.
Printers wishing to open accounts with me, nr
whose dealings have been long suspended, are re
quested to accompany their orders with city refer
ences to prevent delay. , , -Frinters
of newspapers who choose to publish this
advertisement, including this note, three times before
the first of Augnst, 1854, and send me one of the pa
pers, will be paid for it in type, when they purcka e
five times the amount of their bill, from ma. of. my
own manufactures, selected from my specimens.; . ,
31 Chambers-street, New-York. '