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v Sii -*r 1^ too at art thrni \m THE FARMER'S SONG. sold v in Kouht.r litre at e WS' Id last he Prii left aildetl a louse e gml the Pri orrido feet 1 ire tin rde. ance on to led prj me of th jse lin i is twt :o work will n O ye who crowd the city's ways. In tcari of toilless treasure, Think not the sun-browned fanner's day Devoid of joy or pleasure. Forth to the lields at morn he goes. Not fears the labor's soiling At close of day the world he ?1 ws Yo& I e richer for his toiling, True, there is. in his daily life irlint. Of joy and care a blending, nam Awaj from the world's grosser strife if V 1 His patient flock- attending But a* he turns the fruitful soil, »o ODc, Nature's mysteries learning. With wordly More she crowns hi- toil, bit While health i.- labor's earning id Iht- And by the sweat of brow, 'tis said, wji. That 11.%!i shall earn his living. •ilBf*-- Aild to all such their daily bread A bounteous soil is giving. All honor, then, to him whose hand fife. The fruitful earth is tilling n» wnr Obeying thus the great command With cheerful heart and willing p0«! in )E AT If OF DAMKL l)RRW Is The Story of His Life. T^aniel Dr. '\v, who, tor forty years was or LS ot the m«st prominent figures in 11 street, ami the prime cause of many "'laneial onvulsion, died on Thursday he house of his son, at No. East ty-seoond street, in a very sudden uter. The old man had been in it is r""al 4*«g- Warn ready 'ksiiiith- rhnioiui. i»sen tlv' •i of eat: health apparently during the early It of the evening. He had oined with iTuw ot us Law n ee, of the firm Lawrence amedethers, Broa«I street biokers, in the the r,:n(j Union Hotel, and made no eom 'Urpic n until r. M., when he said that he TOUT not feel 11tate well. He refused to yman:nit any one to set up with him and by wti-red to his room: lut at 10:15 i\ M. ht led Jcse and said that lie was suffering from il fontjiin ever his heart similar to that lelt Ti 3h his mother experienced just before has bee death. A moment later his head z upon his breast and he was dead, cause being either epilepsy or heart aniel Drew—Uncle Dan'l as he was ,f the P! »t universally known in latter days ex-Eni18 born at Carmel, Putnam county, oi tbe on July, 171.7, and w as additio 'f°re eighty-third year. He a farmer's son. and Scottish and was mingled in his veins. is a tw lsll bio 112 his lather died, leaving his moth it tw children, himself and a i g«r brother, in .straitened circum imated n ues mo ho ho :e8' Ian'1^ was then in his seven- yeat and began life by enlisting as •stitute in the state militia. He with his regiment to Fort Ganse— :, but in t1 ree months peace was |ro .ed, and lie was mustered out of the ie. With his subi-litute money he jed in attie trade He bought cat- Putnaiu unl Duchess counties and them into the city after nightfall, as an exct I lent judge of cattle and a ss work' and made money from the But his restless energy was not ed with this small sphere of action, nceived the idea of bringing cattle Ohio—an apparently wild scheme se days and succeeded in indue enry Astor, the butcher, brother of Jacob Astor, to advance him the arv capital. The profits were so that Drew was soon able to repay rrowed s ot Kacli*-- money and extend his oper- to Kentucky and Illinois. Once the he was driving cattle across the '•'"l1' lany Mountains his horse was kill lightning and he himself was hurl 3eless to the ground. In lH'jO Mr. opened a cattle yard at Third aven- Twenty-fourth street, and the Head Tavern" became the head re of the drovers. In nine years ew accumulated a large fortune. as in is: that Drew first pitted lies larg- an opponent to Commodore I thiu in the steamboat business, by told its Westchester and Emerald er ami jj ew York and Albany. He re- ^mprc^w the pasenger fare from .f.'i to $1 lerselt I'r a corresponding reduction in •st andty U,. I,u]LT IU'W boats, and n fcterhtu.'- jpetition between him ami his ri so high that passengers were car •a sh iiiing, 4ut his energetic and management won the day at last, the well-known People's Line ot •g wa- organized, anil Mr. Drew •ilarg' -t stockholder. When the Railroad was opened in 1852 he is countr to 8* lacksniit! t)ved tied tbe Tralli as got id d, and father grr-agseng top alui )wn la'-'44'Mr. Jen (in-ierBhiji m. and and ipe as si 11 his stock, and the result the shrewdness of his judg was stimulated by the the steamers carried as rs and as much freight as Drew entered Wall street with his son-in-law, Mr. Nelson Taylor. Ten years th his partners wei" dead, and it she stil n that I'ncle Dan'l became known months of the boldest und shrewdest .dlv si/^H in Wall street. He was es li be?'rA'' intc:i sted in Harlem and Erie man. 1 it was in connection with t(*e wh|,r' he fought his battles with bis 'singl11 val, A mderbilt. In the famous a corner," ha got the worst of it Compelled to pay nearly half a .i'.-of dollars into Vanderlnlt's pock- rj, Jones, i»'! w he had his re\cnge for this later ,? ^', 13 great Erie contest. t" e I that 0.m.5«,l n who lits in Vanderbilt pally had ob- hitf-::'3n-K^ the Iluds JII Itiver, Cen Harlem lines there remained the 1 to be overcome. They bought thf ... Erie stock in the market, and u were apparently on the verge of gaining their point, when Mr. Drew made an.ex traordinary issue of stock, and Mr. Van derbilt was left to sustain the market as he could. Then followed the tierce bat tle in the courts, in which injunctions and amuses followed each other in such quick succession that it was almost impossible to tell just what the position of affairs was. Then came another heavy issue of stock, and Judge Barnard ordered the arrest of the directors of the Erie Kaihvay for contempt of court. Mr. Drew fled to Jeisey City, with six millions of dollars in notes of which three and a half millions were paid into the Erie treasury. Then the battle in the courts was renewed, and in the midst of it a body of fifty men crossed the Pavonia Ferry and tooK possession of the Erie depot. The erv was raised that Commodore Valideibilt \v:'s i endeavoring to kidnap Mr. Drew, great excitement prevailed. The men employ i ed by the railroad were organized into a military guard, and Taylor's Hotel in Jersey City looked like a general's head i «. quarters in war time. In the mean time Mr. Drew began to grow weary ot his banishment. He knew that he was mis trusted, and he mistrusted his own allies. He determitidd to effect a compiomise. One, Sunday morning he crossed the riv er and held a conference with Commo (lore Vanderbilt, and the result was a settlement. Commodore VauJerbilt was relieved of his 50,000 shares of Erie, Mr. Drew' settled his accounts as treas urer of the Erie and obtained aielease in full, the Eldridge party received $4,000, 000 of Erie acceptance in lieu oi $5,000, 000 of Boston, Hartford and Erie bonds and Fisk and Gouid were left in undis puted possession of the Erie Railway. About $9,000,000 was drawn fiom the Erie treasury in the course ot this settle ment. Notwithstanding the proceedings in the conflict between Mr. Vanderbilt and Mr. Drew there was a demand for Erie stock on foreign account, and more than a hundred thousand shares were pur chased in England, during the summer The Erie managers issued and sold 285. 000 new shares of Erie stock and withdrew $12,000,000 of currency from circulation. Mr. Drew agreed to co-operate with his former allies in this "locking up" con spiracy and to advance $4,000,000. He could not keep step with Fisk and Gould, and finally with Irew from the -combina tion. The process of Erie inflation went on until the stock of the company was increased one hundred and thirty eight pereentum in eight months. Mr. Drew continued to "bear" the market on his own account. Erie ran down to and by the middle of November he had contracted for the delivery of 70,0'*0 shares at current rates. Suddenly the combination ran up the stock from 40 to 50, and Mr. Drew was in the corner. Bv great efforts he made his contracts good, but he lost $1,500,01)0, having been as he euphoncously expressed it "skinned by the boys." In 1872 he lost three quarters of a million in an encounter with Horace F. Clark and .Jay Gould. "They tell me" quoth lie, "Nor'west's arisiif. It's riz." In 1873 he again lost heavily by the fail ure of Kenvon, Cox Co., and in 187(1 his schedule in bankruptcy was filed, showing liabilities amounting to $1,000, 000, and assets of little or no value. Mr. Drew married Roxana Mead, a far mer's daughter, when lie was twenty-five years old, and by her had three children, two of whom are stili living. Mrs Drew died a short time ago. Mr. Drew was a member of St. Paul's Methodist Episco pal Church for many years. He gave large sums to various religious and educational institutions, but not always in money. He built churches at Carmel and Brews ter's, in this State, founded the Drew Theological Seminary at Madison, N J., expending $250,000 on the buildings, in creased the endowment funds of Wesleyan University and the Concord Biblical In stitute, and built the Drew Seminary for Young Ladies at Carmel, N, Y., at a cost of $250,000. The endowment fund which lie created for the Theological Seminary w as $250,000, and he paid the interest on tlii, sum, but. he never gave the money outright. He added $100,000 to the en dowment fund of Wesleyan University, but neglected to do more than pay the interest. Hence these amounts appear in the list of his unsecured claims. The personal appearance of Mr. Drew was remarkable. His face was wonder fully shrewd and sharp, but was seamed with deep lines in every direction, and had the appearance of being dried up with extreme old age. His eyes were wonderfully bright to the lust, and con trasted strangely with the rest of Jus face. He talked with a queer drawl which imparted additional effect to many of his quaint, shrewd sayings. He loved to talk to the 'lM)ys'' of "sheers'* ami "p'ints," and it is recorded that unsus pecting persons who went to him for ad vice often paid dearly for the privilege. Money brought hiui little (njoy inent, but he loved it for the po« i and the excite ment which it brought him. His per sonal tastes were the simplest. His ex perience as a drover colored his whole lite, and the lastes and habits of his ear ly life clung to him in his old age. 11 is career is at once an illustration of what can be achieved by energy and perse verance, and of the "perils which attend the stock gambler. "The man who once vol HK STONK CITV, GRANT COUNTY, DAKOTA. SATURDAY, OCTOBER 25, 1879. controlled millions left the worid almost as poor as he entered it. WALL STliKKT BKM IN ISCKXC KS. The death ot Daniel Drew w,i» cry generally discussed in Wall street on Saturday, especially by the older men, and many were the anecdotes related about his connection with stock specula tion. At that time he began business with William St Jthn, at No. 05 Wall street, under the firm name of St. John & Drew. The principal business of the firm at first was dealiag in uncurrent money, which they were able to buy at a discount of two or three per centum. They held it until $ favorable opportu nity to seli came. JFn this busincr-s he had an opportunity jjHiich other dealers did not enjoy, as he was largely patron ized by cattle dealers with wliom IK had formed an acquaintance when he con trolled the Bull's Head Hotel. These men would accumulate considerable un current money in their wanderings, which Drew would purchase, and lie generally did so, it is said, so as to make a very fair profit on the transaction. In fact, it is said that Mr. Drew began the business of speculating several years before he went into WKII street. About the year 18:50 lie became the proprietor of the Bull's Head Hole!, which was pat ronized almost exclusively by cattle drov ers whose business wist in drive cattle from the western part#f the state to this maiket. From the tilie he was sixteen or seventeen years old Dre v had been in tiiK biisine-s himself and now entertained many of his former associates as his guests. While he w is proprietor of the Bull's Head he began his career as a broker, buying up the claims of the drov ers, who, to avoid the delay and expense of a week's sojourn in the city before they could collect their bills, were glad sell them at a small discount. One old broker on the street to day re lated an anecdote which shows the charac ter men had to deal with in Daniel Drew. It was when he wasadirector in the Erie Hallway Company, and the Atlantic and Croat Western Company was seeking by all means to sell out to Erie. Sir Morton Peto—who was one of. the directors ot the Atlantic and Great AVestera Road— had made a speech hcfjf| the Erie direc tors, urging upon tlieni the necessity of purchasing this western ^connection, and gicw so warm that -aerially de manded that the punTmse should be made. Mr. Drew had been sitting near the table, with his head resting on his cane. Alter waiting a moment to see it any of the other directors »poke, he arose and said, in his peculiar vernacular: Mr. Chairman, I think it about time this meeting adjourned. I didn't come here to be dictated to by Sir Morton Peto nor no other sir. I move this meeting stands adjourned sine die," and the motion was carried. Mr. Drew was spoken of by every one with w hom the reporter spoke this morn tng as a liberal heart'-d. man, and one who was very generous to a poor man or one in misfortune. It was said that one of his neighbors executed a mortgage on his farm in Drew's favor. Misfortunes overtook him and he was unable to meet the interest, but "Uncle Daniel" never pressed him. He was always ready for a contest with any one well provided with this world's goods, and was never happier than when he succeeded in getting the best ot a speculation. Daniel Drew never kept any books of his business. In fact, his early education had not fitted him for it, but he carried all his figures in his head, and his accounts were always kept very straight. One time, however, he disputed a note. He was then doing his business through the Manhattan Company Bank. A note for $2:5,000 was received through another bank lor collection. The funds in the Manhattan Company bank to Mr. Drew's credit lacked a small amount of this sum. He was requested to call at the bank, and when he did so was shown the note. He said the signature was not his. "He never gave no such note." A messenger was sent to the bank from which the note was received, and the man who presented the note was found. The messenger returned to the bank with this man, who said to Drew. "Don't you rccollect, Mr. Drew, you gave me that note for some gas shares?" "Oh, yes, so I did," said Drew, who had in the mean while declared to the bank officers that the only note lie had out was one given to a Methodist friend of his for some gas stock. It was said thai Daniel Drew w as con verted and became a member of the Methodist Church. Early in life a gen tYmaii who was intimately associated with him in miriness told#the reporter of the Eceuihf/ Pent than Daniel Drew was converted about forty years ago under the preaching of Elder Knap} Cautious Lightning Strikes a Mule. From the Dallas, Texas, Commercial. During the storm on Wednesday even ing, a mule on Mr. Ossie P. Scott's farm, some eight miles north of the city, was struck by lightning and killed. The bolt struck a wire tence three-quarters of a mile oil and ran along the fence until it struck the mule, that was standing close to the fence. It melted the wire as it passed over it, leaving no trace of it be hind save little melted balls the size of bird shot. A boy who was stauding further down the fence experienced a slight shock, and would have been killed had not the charge been intercepted by th" mule. MTTLE BY LITTLE. Little by little tlu time goes by Short if you sing through it. ln.r if you M^II Little by little—an hour a day, iom with the years that have vanished a\\ iv Little by iittle the race is run, Trouble and waiting and toil are dime. Little by little the skies grow clear Little by,litfle the sun eome near Little by little the days smile out (•ladder and brighter on pain ami du!. Lit Lie b\ litt'e the seed we MW Into a beautiful yield will gn\\ Little by little the world grow- «tr..nc Fighting 1lie battle of right or wrong Little by litile the wrong give -:. wa\ Little by little the right hath sway. Little by Hi tie ail longing souls Struggle up near the shining goal-. Little by litile tlie good in men Tilo.-.-iiiij# to beauty for human k i,. Little by little the angels set Prophecies better of good to be Little by little (be UhI .if all Lifts the Win Id nearer the pleading call. THE FA i mT nI HOrSK. Keelyes. Shirred Eggs.—Butter a neat baking -dish, and breui six eggs into it place in a hot oven and v.hen the eggs are well set, season with salt, pepper and a little butter, and serve, immediately. It is bet ter to have the smallest size of baking di.-hes, and placing two eggs in each, serve them individually. The eggs shou ue quite solt in the centre when taken from the oven and stirred together be fore eating. Eggs.—Well, the least said about city eggs at this season of the year:, the bet ter. Perhaps in some happier clime hens are not altogether demoralized, and giv en to loafing and repudiating their natu ral obligations. Then the feathery ome let, the delicate poach, the delicious cake and the delectable meringue need not be come mockeries, as when store eggs are the sole and unreliable depende ice^ Tak ing it for granted that chickeiidoni has not gone altogether wrong, that egg-lay ing is not among the iost arts, and fresh eggs are still to be had, the following recipes are excellent: Fricasseed Eggs.—Boil i\ ggs for fif teen minutes, then lay 11 •,11 in cold wa ter for half an hour. Put a tab-!espoon ful of butter in a saucepan and when melted add half a teaspoon of chopped o i i" i. Let Hi- c... •!,. until lightly br-w in d. then pur it. a tablespoonful of llotir which must be mashed and stirred until smooth and fiee from lumps (do not let it brown), then add a. gill of wa ter and enough sweet milk to make it the consistency of rich cream. Let the sauce boil up once, add the eggs cut in quar ters, lengthways. Season to taste with salt and pepper put in a little chopped parsley and serve on a hot platter. Poached Bggs.—Put a large sized pan on the stove with plenty of water, slight ly salted, and in it place as many multin rings as ther# are eggs to be poached. Make ready some thin s ices of Imttered toast cut into uniform squares and ar range them on a hot platter. When the water is simmering, drop the eggs from a cup, into the rings as soon as they are cooked.(not too hard) take up both muf fin ring and egg witli the skimmer, and slip it on a piece of to^st then the ring may be removed, leaving the egg in a nice even shape. Sprinkle very lightly with salt and pepper, first basting the egg with a little melted butter if desir ed. An epicure would garnish poached eggs with sorrel. Plain Omelet.—Put the frying-pan on to heat. Break six eggs into a pan sea son with pepper and salt, then neat them briskly until the yolks are well broken, but not until they, are frothy. Put a small tablespoonful of butter into the. hot frying-pan and as soon as it is boil ing pour in the eggs. Shake the frying pafi gently with the left hand, and use a knife in the right to loosen the edge of the omelet so that all the eggs may be cooked to a creamy consistency without being any overdone, then tip the pan a little, turn one half over the other and loosen the bottom by shaking gently let stand for a moment longer and twss it over on a hot platter or slip it out with a pancake turnei. French Omelet.—Melt u heaping tea spoonful of butter in half a cup of hot milk and turn it over a half a cup of very light bread crumbs—baker's bread is best—add salt, pepper, and the yolks of three eggs beaten to a foam. Cut the whites of the three eggs to a stiff froth, lay them over the yolks and mix lightly together. Melt two teaspoon!ills but ter in a smooth frying pan—and be care ful not to burn i^ put in the omelet, as soon as it is ready, and cook until well done (but not until tough and leathery) then turn it together in the shape of a half moon, and slip or toss it onto a hot platter. A very nice variety may be made by omitting the bread crumbs, milk and butter, simply beating tfie eggs separately as before directed. In both these preparations the whites must be put over the yolks and mixed only lightly together, and the omelet nust be cooked in a hot spider as soon as ready with butter enough to prevent sticking 1 1 NO. 10 Pits vs. Root en sen. Throughout all the newer portions of the west, root crops, from the lack of cel lars, occasioned from the want of drainage are often imperfectly wintered. That there should not be cellars is not so much from ti e want of fall to some natural outlet, as from the fact that in building the house, the lack of stone, and the want ot time to cut a drain, and the necessity of tilling the same prevents this impor tant adjunct, a good cellar, being made. Thus, from year to year the family sup plies of vegetables and roots must be kept either in pits or caves, otherwise termed root houses. In many cases the land is such that easy drainage is not feasible, so that an underground cellar is not possible. In this case the sooner a secure root le use is built the more will I be saved, since it is not pleasant to get the daily supplies from pits, that can hardl\, in this way, be keot from freez i "g- In making a root house where timber is handy all that is necessary is to exca vate to such a depth more or less so the bottom may be dry. Wall this up with logs, to a height from the bottom so a person may easily stand upright, and of an area sufficient to hold tlie supply. Fasten securely over all a roofing of logs securely chinked and pitching both ways. I Cover all w 'tb earth top and sides, two I feet thick, fit in tight double doors, with an air space between and there will be no danger of freezing. The .surplus stock of potatoes etc., tor sale may be easily kept in pits either un der the ground or entirely above ground as the case may be. If the aoil will ad mit, dig pits :S feet wade and of any re quisite length, though it is better not to have more than 100 bushels of roots in one pit. Cover the bottom and sides ol the pit with weather beaten slough hay or clean long straw, till with the roots to the surface, rounding tlieni up naturally, cover with hay or straw, then (i inches ot earth, then another layer of litter 6 inches deep, then 6 to 8 inches more of earth, well packed snd smoothed down. This will keep the roots from freezing in any winter. If the heap be made entirely on the top of the ground, the piles should be about 4 feet wide, and as high as they will lie nicely. Cover with four inches of straw, and inches of earth, then with 0 inches ot straw and again with 8inches of earth. In the cast of potatoes put in green from the field ventilation should be se cured so the moisture of sweating may pass off easily. Indeed the pits should not be covered tight until this sweat has been gone through. Hence, it is better that potatoes, beets, rutabagas and other roots be left only lightly covered just so as to be secure from rain, until about the time of ird weather, when they may have their final covering. So far as keeping is concerned there is no doubt that any roots may be kept much more uniformly sound in pits than in ordinary cellars. Nevertheless pits cost more in the long run than cellars when means lor building tlieni cheaply are at hand. THE REWARD OF VIRTUE. His dear little eyes were lull of tears, But his dear little mouth was smiling. With his dear Little lists in his dear little eye#. He was really quite beguiling. He wanted a dear little candy dog Which belonged to his dear little sister, And his father called him a dear little pig, Till he gave up teasing and kissed her. He couldn't help crying a little still, but he felt like a dear little hero Then his sister promised to give him a taste, And called him a dear little dear O. A Remarkable W'alking-Htiek. A walking-stick for botanists and tour ists, recently patented in Germany by llerr Herb of i'ulsnitz, is furnished with the following articles: One side of the handle is a signal-pipe, and on the other side can be fixed a knife (which is above the ferule In the middle of the handle is a compass. The handle itself can be screwed off, and within is a small micro scope with six object-glasses. In the *tick under the handle is a vessscl con taining ctheror chloroform. Outside the stick there is inserted on one side a ther mometer* and on the other a sand or minute glass. Above the ferrule, is the knife already referred to, and to the fer rule can be sciewed a botanist's spatula, or an ice point (lor glacier parties.) Lastly a metre measure is adapted to the stick. Bungles. Korney 'H Progress, Newport Letter. Let me advise my young lady readeis to look up their banished "bangles." Newport fashion leaders are reviving them with a vengeance. But don't make the mistake of burnishing them up. The more dingy and tarnished they are the more antique do they look, and that is the acme of style nowadays. Massiv? gold coins attached to narrow bands ar mixed with the motley collection, whicl cannot be too varied or too large. In deed, I saw a young elegante at the skat ing rink the other morning, who had as many as thirty rusty-looking "bangles" on her wrist, or, I should say arm, for they extended very nearly to the elbow.