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VOLUME I. 0R-nTD KVTB-CT, MICH., WEDNTEDAY, MARCH 3, 1859. NUMBER 11.
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tngton Street, Orand Haven, Mich.
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of Stationary and Marine, high or low press,
ure Engines, Mill Gearing, Iron and Ilrass
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Grand Haven, Mich.
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Street Grand Haven.
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Jas. Patterson, Dealer in Newspa
pers, Periodicals, School Hooks, Maiioneryj
also Detroit Dailies and Weeklies, Yankee
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J. T. Davis, Merchant Tailor, Dealer
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simeres, Vestings, Ac. Shop, asbington bt,
next door to the Drug Store. .
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Tailors, Dealers in Ready-Made Clothing and
Gents Furnishing Goods, Broadcloths, Cassl
meres, Vestings Ac. At the Post-Office, Wash
ington Street Grand Haven.
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er of and Dealers in Clothing Goods. No. 16,
Canal Street Grand Rapids, Mich.
Ferry & Co., Manufacturers of Lum
ber, Lath, Timber, Pickets, Ac, and Dealers
in all kinds of Merchandise, Provis in;, Shin
gle Bolts and Shingles. Ferrysville, White
Ferry & Son, Manufacturers and
Wholesale and Retail Dealers In Lnmber.Shin
gles, Lath, Tickets, Timber Ac. BninM Of
fices, Water Street, Grand Haven, Mich., and
2.T, Adams Street, Chicago, 111.
Boot & Shoo Manufacturing and Re
pairing Shop, (up stairs,) , over Wallace's
Store. Washington Street, itrand Hare-.
F. Ki!r.r, Foreman. R. V. F0-IIA
WE ARE GROWING OLD.
We are growing old how the thought will rise
When a glance is backward cast
On some long remembered spot that lies
In the silence of the past :
It may bo the shrine of our early vows,
Or the tomb of early tears ;
But it seems like a far-off litlc to us,
In the stormy sea of years.
Oh 1 wide and wild are the waves that part
Our steps from its greenness now,
And we miss the joy of many a heart,
And the light of many a brow ;
For deep o'er many a stately bark
Have the whelming billows rolled
That steered with us from that early mark
Oh, friends ! we are growing old !
Old in the dimness of the. dust
Of our daily toils and cares
Old in the-wrecks of love and trust
Which our burthened memory bears,
Each form many wear to the passing gaze
The bloom of life's freshness yet,
And beams may brighten our latter days
Which the morning never met.
But oh ! the changes we have seen,
In the far and winding way
The graves In our path that have grown green
And the locks that have grown gray 1
Tho winters still on our own may spare
The sable or the gold;
But we see their snows upon brighter hair,
And, friends, we are growing old !
We have gained tho world's cold wisdom now,
We have learned to pause and fear,
But whero are tho living founts whoso flow
Was a Joy of heart to hear f
We have won the wealth of many a clime,
And tho lore of many a page ;
But where is the hope that saw in time
But its boundless heritage?
Will it come again when the violet wakes
And the woods their youth renew t
We have stood in the light of sunny brakes
Where the bloom is deep and blue;
And our souls might joy in the spring time then,
But the Joy was faint and cold
For it never could give us the youth again
Of hearts that arc grow'ng old I
A Tipperary Taper.
THE NEW CARPET.
44 I can hardly spare it Jeannetto, but
as you have so set your heart upon it,
why 1 suppose I must"
lho young wife looked with rapture
upon ten shining gold pieces.
44 Ono hundred dollars," 6ho said to
herself 44 how rich it makes mo feel! It
seems ft great deal to pay for a carpet,
but 4 gold worso this gold,' tho old saying
is, and ono good purchase is better than
a dozen poor ones. I'll buy ono of tho
Afternoon came; the rosy babe was
laid, asleep in his cradle, and the little
. . i c , v a - i:
main receivea a scoro ox cuarges w linger
by its side overy moment till the darling
woke up. Jeannetto looked her prettiest,
and throwing a mantilla over her shoul
ders, was just hurrying away when a loud
ring at tho door brought out a very pct
ish 44 oh, dear," at the unexpected intru
sion. 44 Oh, Jeannetto dear Jeannette," and
a pale young face sank on tho sofa.
44 We are in trouble, such dreadful troublo I
Can you help us I Do you think wo
could borrow a hundred dollars from your
husband! Couldnt. you get it for us,
Jeannetto f You know you said I might
always rely upon you when trial came,
and poor Charles expects every moment
to have his little stock of goods attached,
and he is bo sickly I"
44 Dear, dear F said Jeannetto, her good
heart suddenly contracting! 44 Edward
told mo this morning not to ask him for
any more money for threo months, and
sho gathered her purso up tightly in her
handkerchief. "Ira sure if 1 -only
could oblige you, I would; but I suspect
jiawara is rcauy nara pusuca. iou
know he has just commenced business.
Can't you get it elsewhere ! Have you
44 Yes," answered her friend despond
ingly. 44 1'vo tried everywhere. People
know Charles is sick, and cannot repay
immediately. Oh 1 it seems to me some
creditors have such 6tony hearts. Mr.
J knows our circumstances, yet he
insists unon that money. Oh! it is so
hard ! It is "so hard !"
Her pitiful voice, and tho big tears
running like rain down her pallid cheeks,
almost unnerved Jeaunetta seinshnoss
Rut that carpet, that beautiful carpet
she had promised herself so long, and so
oiien een aisappointoa oi lis possession
that she could not give it up. She know
her husband's heart and that ho would
urge to self-denial no ; she would not see
him if sho did it was all over with tho
44 Well," said her friend in a despond
ing voicc,rising to go, 4Tm sorry you can't
help mo; I know you would if you co'ld.
Good morning, I hopo you will never
know what it is to want and suffer."
How handsome the new carpet looked
as tho sun streamed in on its wreathed
flowers, its colors of fawn, and blue, and
crimson, its soft, velvety richness and
how proud felt Mrs. Jeannette at the lav
ish praises of her neighbors. It was a
bargain, too, sho had saved ten dollars in
its purchase and bought a pair of elegant
44 1 declare !" said her husband, 44 this
looks like comfort ; but it spoils all my
pleasure to think of Charley Somors.
The poor fellow is dead."
Jeannette gave a little sharp scream,
and tho flush faded from hor face.
44 Yes! that rascally Jones! For the
paltry 6um of a hundred dollars, ho at
tached every thing in the little shop, and
was so insulting besides, that Charles
springing angrily up in his bed, ruptured
a blood vessel, and Jived scarcely an hour
44 And Mary T
44 She has a dead child; and her life is
despaired of. Why on earth didn't they
send to me ! I could easily have spared
the money. If it had stripped mo of
tho last cent, they should have had it,
Poor fellow poor Mary P
44 And I might saved it ah 1" shriek
ed Jeannette sinking upon her knees upon
the rich carpet.
44 Edward will God forgive me for my
hearllcssness. Mary did call here, and
with tears begged me to aid her and
I I had the wholo sum in my very
hand and coldly turned her away. Oh !
my God forgivo mo."
In tho agony of grief, Jeannetto would
receive no comfort. In vain her husband
strove to soothe her; she would not hoar a
word in extenuation of her selfish conduct.
44 1 shall never forcot dear Marv'a tears:
I shall novor forget her sad voice ; they
will haunt me to my dying day. Oh !
take it away, that hateful carpet; I have
purchased it with tho death of my friend.
How could I be so cruel!"
Years have passed away sinco then,
and Mary and her husband lie under the
green sod of the church yard. Jeanette
has gray hairs mixed with the bright
brown of her tresses, but sho lives in a
homo of splendor, and none know how
to bless her. Ihcro is a Mary, a gentle
Mary in her home, dear to her as her own
sweet children she is the orphan child
of those who have rested side by side for
ten long years.
iidward is rich, but prosperity has not
hardened his heart. His hand never
tires of giving to tho poor; and Jeannette
is tho guardian angel of tho needy.
The 44 new carpet," long sinco old, is sa
credly preserved as a memento of sorrow
ful and penitent hours, and many a wea
ry heart owes to its silent influenco tho
prosperity that has turned want's wilder
ness into an Eden of plenty.
Effect of Tobacco on the Mouth.
Roth smoking and chewing produce
marked alterations in tho most expressive
features of the face. Tho lips are closed
by A circular muscle, which completely
surrounds them and forms their pulpy
fulness. In ow, every muscle of the body
is developed in prcciso ratio with its
use, as most young men know they en
deavor to develop and increase their mus
clo in the gymnasium. In spitting and
holding tho cigar in tho mouth, this mus
cle is in constant use ; hence tho coarse
appearance and irregular development of
tho li ps, whon compared to tho rest of
the features, in.chowers and 6mokcrs.
Tho eye loses its natural fire and becomes
dull and lurid; it is unspcculative and
unapprooiative; it answers not before the
world ; its owner gazes vacantly, and oft
en repels conversation by his stupidity.
Detroit. A census of the city of
Detroit, which has just been taken, snows
a total population of 82,450. There
may bo somo mistake in the figures, but
this is lho result stated. In 1850 the
population was only 21,057. If the
present figures be aecurato, as we have
no reason to doubt, the change is even
more marvelous than that of Chicago, for
Detroit has boon going on very noiseless
ly, attracting no attention, and having
none of tho advantages of wide-spread
fame possessed by the formor. Its growth
ropresont the prosperity of the lower
peninsular oi Micmgan, wuose moiropo'
lis it is. Trenton American.
THE TERRITORY OF ARRIZONIA,
jCST We take pleasure in copying the
following extract from a letter recently
handed us for perusal. Its statements aro
reliable, affording interesting intelligence
of tho new Territory :
Los Axgelos, Cal., Feb'y 2, 1859.
Catt. White, Dear Sir: It may
amuso you to hear of gome of my adven
tures and perhaps interest you in reading
a brief description of the almost unknown
Territory of Arrizonia.
I left Grand Haven with no definite
destination in view. After wandering
around tho country I finally 44 brought up"
at Kansas City, on tho Missouri River.
This placo was filled with adveuturers
men allured from tho East and South by
tho exaggerated stories published in the
journals of tho country. Among tho
number was tho notorious Col. Titus, of
Nicaraugua and Kansas celebrity, a col
league of Gen. Walker, and tho opponent
of Jim Lane, while iu Kansas. Ho r.p-
pcared to bo the master spirit and leader of
tho adventurers. Ho was organizing an
expedition to explore Arrizonia and pros
pect for gold as there had been reports
circulated by ono Lieut. Mowric,rcproscnt
ing that the soil was rich beyond measure,
and that gold was abundant. Thcso re
ports were copied by journals throughout
tho country, which served to create quito
a fever in tho minds of many who wero
anxious to better their desperate fortunes.
Col. Titus taking advantage of this stale
of things soon formed a company. I was
induced to join by the solicitations of tho
Col. I was appointed second in com
mand. Our expedition was fully cquip
pod with everything requisite arms,
mules, horses and wagons, &c. Our com
pany consisted of about thirty men. We
crossed tho Indian Territory and struck
tho Itio Grande at San Diego ; from thence
wo traveled south to El Paso, in Mexico.
Hero wo stopped for rest and supplies for
a few days, then entered Arrizonia pass
ing through Messilla Valley. This a strip
of land about twelve miles wido; the
land is very fine and most of it under cul
tivation. Leaving this rich Valley we
meet nothing but sand ; for three hun
dred miles tho country presents a wretch
ed appearance. The soil is of lho poor
est quality until wo reach tho San Pedro
Valley, where there is a strip of land
about two miles broad and ono hundred
miles long. Hero tho soil is about equal
to that of tho Messilla Valley, but it is
not under cultivation neitller is it settled.
Leaving this Valley, by tho roule taken
by Gen. Kearny, in 1847, wo traveled
about ono hundred miles passing through
Tucson and reached tho Pcmo villages,
which are inhabited by ft brancli of tho
Appachcs. They aro half civilized and
are mostly engaged in agriculture. They
raise com, barley and wheat, and seem to
bo in a prosperous condition. This strip
of land is about eight miles square We
loft these villages and proceeded north to
tho Gil.i River, where our company divi
dod, in parties of six or eight, to prospect
for gold. For two months we assiduous
ly searched for tho precious metal, but
mot with indifferent success. Wo follow
ed lho Gila to its confluence with tho Rio
Colorado, a distanco of over two hun
dred and fifty miles. We found some
gold, but not cuough to pay for the trouble
and danger of looking for it. The coun
try is infested with numerous parties of
hostile Indians who were very trouble
some. - Wo wero Attacked at different
times by them, and they stole several
mules from us which they killed And cat.
The country between the Pemo vil
lages and the Rio Colorado is a barren des
ert like country, with the exception of two
or thrco small ranches on tho Gila aud
tho places I have named above. The
country could not produce enough to feed
44 A hungry wolf," as Col. Benton once re
marked, in speaking against tho proposed
Pacific Mail Route passing through Arri
zonia. Our company crossed tho Color
ado and entered California, whero wo dis
banded, all bocing greatly disappointed at
tho ill success of our expedition the re
sult being so very different from the ex
pectation raised by the reports of Lieut.
Mowrio, which we found to bo false in
nearly every particular. I have been
thro' many of tho States and Territories
and candidly think Arrizonia offers tho
least inducement to tho settler of any
country now inviting emigration. The
faco of tho country is uniuviting in the
extreme. Tho soil being mostly sandy
wastes, barren and unimproved. There
may be gold, but not in sufficient quanti
ties to pay for the troublo iu collecting it.
On crossing tho Colorado wo enter South
ern California, which is, in every respect,
far superior to Arrizonia.
I am now at Los Angclos, whero I in
tend to rcmaiu for tho present. I can say
littlo about this place, having been here
but threo days. After reconnoitring I
may give you a description of this part of
California. R. D.
The State of Oregou, as admitted into the
Union, is lounded on tho north by Wash
ington Territory, from which it is partly
separated by the Columbia river; on tho
east by tho Territory of Nebraska ; on the
south by California and Utah, and on the
west by tho Pacific Ocean. The average
length of tho State, from cast to west, is
665 miles, and its breadth, from north to
south, 279 miles. Its area is computed
at 1 85,000 square miles. ,
All the officers chosen under the State
constitution are democrats. On the ques
tion of tho adoption of the constitution,
tho vote of the people stood thus :
For lho constitution, 5,710
Against the couslitution 2,184
On the question of slavery the voto
Against slavery -.6,361
In favor of slavery 1,382
On the question as to allowing frco ne
groes in the State, tho vole stood thus :
Against allowing thorn 5,479
In favor of allowing them 651
Tho Governor is to hold office for four
years, with a salary of f 1,500 per an
num. Ho is also to bo buporintendent of
Public Instruction, and, with tho Secreta
ry of Stato and Treasurer, to constitute
a Board of Trustees in chargo of the
school funds. Tho other State Officers
will hold office for two years. Tho Sen
ate consists of sixteen aDd tho House of
Representatives of thirty-four members,
who will receive three dollars per day for
forty clays. The following are the officers
of the now Stato:
Governor John Whitcakcr.
Secretary of Slate Lucicn Heath.
Treasurer John D. Boon.
Stato Printer Asahcl Bush.
LATEST FROM THE CHERRY CREEK
Aurora City, K. T., Jan. 19.
Somo persons have already commenced
working iu the mines; but so far it pays
but poorly. Diggers who have been the
most successful liavo not averaged thrco
dollars day, and somo have not made
fifty cents, hard working at that, Tho
gold is very fine. It takes from 20 to
25 particles to make lho value of a cent.
Tho largest spock which I have heard of
will not weigh xnoro than 25 cents in
value. All the lumps that you have re
ceived in St. Louis, as Pike's Peak gold,
was never obtained in this region they
belong to California. All the accounts
you soe of gold-findings of an extrava
gant character are tho fabrications of spec
ulators. I wish to put ycu and others
on their guard agaiust those 6torics. I
have not found a good prospect yet, And
I am on the ground. 1 venture the pre
diction that few persons will make for
tunes hunting gold in this country. But
as 44 seeing is believing," lot all who wish
to have a sijrht at the 44 elephant" come
on. I am beginning to get A view of
iTSeo 4 th pngo for miscellaneous
and now. items.
A good car cannot distinguished one
sound from another, unless there is an in
terval of one-ninth of a second betweon
the arrival of tho two sounds. Sounds
must, therefore, succeed each other at an
interval of one-ninth of a second, in or
der to be heard distinctly. Now, the vo
locity of sound being eleven hundred and
twenty feet a second, in one-ninth of a
second tho sound would travel one hun
dred and twenly-fovr feet.
Repeated echoes happen when two ob
stacles are placed opposite to ono anoth
er, as parallel walls, for example, which
reflect tho sound successively.
At Ademah, in Bohemia, there is an
echo which repeats seven syllables throe
times; at Woodstock iu England, there
is ono which repeats ft sound seventeen
times during tho day and twenty during
tho night. An echo in the villa Smion
etta, near Milan, is said to repeat a sharp
sound thirty times audibly. Tho most
celebrated echo among the ancients, was
that of Metelli, at Rome, which, accord
ing to tradition, was capablo of repeating
tho first lino of tho O2noid, containing fif
teen syllables, eight times distinctly.
Dr. Birch describes an echo at Roso
neath, Argylshire, which, it is said, does
not now exist. When eight or ten notes
were played upon a trumpet, they were
roturned by this echo upon a key a third
lower than the original notes, and short
ly after upon ft key still lower. Dr. Page
describes an echo in Fairfax county, Vir
ginia, which possessed a similar curious
property ! This echo gives three distinct
reflections, the second echo most distinct.
Twenty notes played upon a flute, Are re
turned with perfect clearness. But the
most singular property of this echo is,
that some notes, are not in their places,
but aro supplied with notes which are
either thirds, fifths, or octaves.
Thcro is a surprising echo between two
barns at Bolvidcro, Alleghany Co., N. Y.
The echo repeats eleven times, a word of
ono, two, and three syllables; it has
been heard to repeat thirtoen times. By
placing oursclf in the center between the
barns, there will bo a double ocho, one in
tho direction of each barn, and a mono
syllable Mill bo repeated twenty-two
A stirking and beautiful effect of echo
is produced in certain localities by the
Swiss mountainoers, who contrive to 6i"ng
Ranz da Vaches iu such limo that tho
reflected notes form an agreeable accom
paniment for tho air itself.
Dodge's Literary Museum.
BALLOON VOYAGE TO El'ROTE.
Mr. John La Mountain is busily enenc-
ed in this city in making preparations fur
the construction of the balloon with which
ho hopes to lo able to cross the Atlantic
during the coming season. For two weeks
ono of Du teller's patent machines, at tho
ropo and cordage works, lias been used in
making the twine to be used for the net of
tho ship. This is about ono tenth of an
inch in thickness, and composed of thirty
six strands of tho very best Holland lin
en, carefully selected from the stock at
Mcchanicvillo thread mills. That pro
duced is remarkably beautiful in its
make as smooth and even as woven silk.
Its strength may be inferred from the fact
that it will resist a steady strain of threo
hundred pounds. The silk for tho balloon
has been selected from a recent importa
tion from tho East Indies at New York.
It is remarkable for tho strength and firm
ness of its fibre, w hile at the samo time it
is as light as any in market. The balloon
is to be constructed at Lancaster, Ta.,
upon the frames and with the apparatus
used by Mr. Wise, the father of aeronaut
ics, for the purpose. It will probably be
completed early in May. The first trial
trip will be made from Chicago during tho
latter part of that mouth ; and Mr. La
Mountain designs crossing one of tho lakes,
and traveling at least one thousand milos
ovor lho continent.
Troy, N. Y., Times.
On the first of May next two of
the oldest theatres of New York city
Ni bio's and the Broadway are to be pull
ed down, and give way to storos or other
The CRors. We are informed that
the proepoct for largo crops in this sec
tion was never better, and that there is
every probability that more wheat will be
harvested in tho Grand River country the
coming summer, than ever before, from
25 to 50 p cent. Enq. & Herald.