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PUBLISHED EVERY MORNING (SUNDAYS EXCEPTED), BY SPRAGUE, OWEN & NASH. TERMS: SEVEN DOLLARS PER ANNUM. SINGLE COPIES, FOUR CENTS.
VOL. 1. AUGUSTA, ME., MONDAY MORNING, SEPTEMBER 12, 1870. NO. 217
Jittuukc Journal
Published on Water, Foot of Court Street,
AUGUSTA. MAINE.
BY SPBAtil'E, OWES A SASH.
gailg Jumtcljfc Journal.
Is issued every morning, except Sundays.
Contain* Uie luted new* by telegraph au«f mail
give* report* of the Market*, and lias carefully pre
pared political and local article*, and a generou*
amount of farming, homo and miscellaneous read
iiig with a full compilation of Mate new*.
Term*, $7 per annum in advance; $H if payment
i a not made, within the year. Single copies 4 cent*
to be had at the book-tore* and at tlii* office.
Advertisements one inch in length, three in
sertlons or le**, $1.00; 25 cU. for every aubsequeni
insertion. Longer advertisement*, or those in.-crte*.
for any considerable length of time, will he inserted
at favorable term* to the advertiser.
Special Notices 23 per cent, udditioual.
\musemeat Notices, $2 per square per week.
Mlccitli] tancbec Journal,
Published every Wednesday morning,
Ji the largest folio paper In the State, containing
new*, political article*, agricultural and scieiUifh
matter, tale*, poetry, anecdote*, household recipes,
markets, Ac., Ac.
Terms $2 per annum in advance
Transient Advertisements, $1.50 per inch loi
first week; 23 cents per week for each subsequent
insertion.
Special Notices, Fi.oo per inch for llr.t week|
50 cents per week for each subsequent week.
Business Notices, In re td.ng columns, SO cent,
per line for first insertion ; 10 cents per line for each
subsequent insertion.
All transient advertisements to be paid for in
advance.
Edward Rowse,
124 IVA TE Jt S TR EET
DEALER IN
Watches, Jewelry,
AND SILVER WARE !
Agent for the
Waltham Watch Comp'),
And LAZARUS & MCltJilS’
I»erfeete«l Spectacles.
W Special attention paid to the repairing of all
kind, of
FINE HATCHES.
Chronometer Balances
applied and accurately*adjusted to temperature
position and iaochronism.
TIME TAKIVt BY TRANSIT.
tljan70*tf __
XTEW rCBNACE* si:T and old oaea repair.
I\ eit. ami Jobbing in sheet Iron, Copper and Tin
promptly attended to at
WILLIAMSON A GREENWOOD'S.
aug*27-ftf ___ _ __
S, W. HUNTINGTON & 00.,
Wholesale Dealers In
GENTS’ FDRH1SHING GOODS
190 Water Street,
AUGUSTA, MU.
84 Devonshire St.,
r BOSTON, MASS.
S. W. lluntlnston, H. L. Huntington
Ben|. Iluuihiglon, (has. II. Na-on.
hMfpb-ly _
FIRST CLASS
EATING HOUSE!
rpilK subscriber would inform the travelling pub
X He that he has opened
A First Class Ealing House,
— AT
N O. 1 » W A T1 U S T 1« E E T
Gardiner, Blaine,
formerly known Somes' Saloon.
The rooms have all been refurnished in the bent
possible manner. The Ladies’ Hootu up stairs, i*
large and elegantly arranged. Meals will be fur
nished at all Hours.
Table Roiirder* Accommodated
lly the week at reasonable rates.
And by strict attention to business, the Prop ie
tor hopes to merit a liberal share of the public
patronage. kb • \ IN1NG.
Gardiner, July 111, 1870. ^ln julylD_
PLUMBING!
riMIE Subscriber begs leave to inform the citizens
X oi Augusta and vicinity that he is prepared to
do all kinds id’ Plumbing work at the shortest no
tice. Those about to have water introduced into
their buildings will do well to call on him before
going elsewhere.
* * H R. STRATTON,
Comer Bridge and Water Streets.,
friction guaranteed. VSt
Pate Medicines anil Chemicals!
Brushes, Combs, Soaps and Perfumery;
CHOICK TOILET AMI FANCI ARTICLES!
Physicians’ & Apothecaries’ Goods
Pure Sperm, Lard, Kerosene and Inatsfoot Oili.
Charles K. Partridge,
DRUGGIST AND APOTHECARY,
Water Street, corner Market Square,
(UNDER GRANITE IIAI.L,)
Has on hand a Large Selected Stock
I kept fresh by constant additions,
AND BULLS AT
The I.oweMt Market It at cm!
FOR GENUINE AND RELIABLE GOODS
Partridge's Drug Store, Water Street, eorncr Sarket Squar
BOS W O B, T ZEE
HAVING REMOVED TO
(2 Doors south of Bridge street,) which lias been expressly fitted up for his business, where
will be found a VERY LARGE STOCK of
SPRING WOOLLENS!
Of the Latest Fashions,
WHICH WJU1 BE CUT AND MADE UP TO ORDER IN THE
Very Ijatest Style.
ALSO, WILL BE FOUND
A LARCE STOCK OF
Ready Made Clothing,
-AND
Gents’ Furnishing Goods
OF EVERY DESCRIPTION.
11. T. BOSWORTH.
Augusta, Mar. 7th, 1S70. t7mar-tf
0
Bitters ! Bitters !
OR. BEWIWETT'S
C EL E13 R A TED
JAUNDICE BITTERS!
ARE THE SUREST CURE EUR
Liver Complaint,
Jaundice,
Dizziness,
Indigestion,
Nervous Debility,
Loss of appetite,
Dyspepsia,
Headache, &c.,
To which all persons are more or less subject in Spuing and Summer.
THEY ARE Ft RELY VEGETABLE!
And composed of some of the best ROOTS and HERBS in the world.
Trv Them. They are Warranted to do as Recommended !
* •
Price, so Cents per Bottle.
PREPARED AND SOLD ONLY BY
Johnson Brothers,
OPP. POST OFFICE, AUGUSTA, ME.
James H. Leigh, !
LlKAl.Elt IN
Foreign and Domestic
DRYGOODS
ALSO, AGENT EG It
Wheeler Sl Wilson's
Sowing Maclilncs !
I\ami all Tools tula|>ted to the Ma
chines, constantly on hand.
Water HI., liallowell, Me.
flapr-tf
CUSHNOC HOUSE.;
Corner .Jb— and
Winttitop 1‘W’I State Sts., j
Augusta, Me.
T. B. BALLARD, : : Proprietor.
Quests taken to and from the Cars
and Boats Free.
HORSES AND CARRIAGES TO LET.
Ww.71>-Hm___
OILS,
PVRE SPERM, CASTOR, OLIVE, NEATS-EOOT,
and ESSENTIAL OILS of all kinds, at gj3
Johnson Brothers.
Great Seduction
-IN THE TRICES OF —
BOOTS ft SHOES!
The subscriber, having a splendid stock of
Boots and Hhoes
on hand, will sell the same at the
VERY LOWEST CASH PRICES I
The stock consists of the usual variety kept in a
store of the kind.
LADIES’ and
Ci KXTLIIJI EX'*.
MINSK** and
CIIILOKEA’N
BOOTS and SHOES!
Constantly receiving from the manulaciiirers, and
will be sold cheap, cheaper than tin* cheapest.
.J . II . L. o w ,
lOO WATER Ht., AugMMtn, Me.
X. B.—CJeiUlemeifj Calf Boots one dollar less
than at any other store. imny27*3m
WANTED!
I FARMERS and Hunters having prime Mime Skins
* on baud will And a cath customer at highest
market price by sending them to
j. ii. \vi:ua a cOm_
PIANO TUNING.
riifiK Snbserther ivoul 1 inform the
1. citizens of Augusta and vicinity,
that he will give personal attention to
I**" " inning Pianos. Orders lelt at iiis res
idoneo, W7 YViiitlnop Ntreet. will receive proiup
attention. M. C. .MII.LIKEN,
felHJ-tf Teacher of Piano and Organ
DR. A. H. CHAMBERLAIN,
DF.NTAL SURGEON,
1*50 WA'I'KK MTIIKET,
AiikiixIii, - - Maine.
Makes the successful treatment of all diseases oi
the mouth and teeth a specially, employ ing all the
latest and best improvement* in the method of lin
ing with gold and all proper material. Ulcerated
teeth permanently cured, and their decayed and
broken down crowns Idled and built lip to their
original shape ami beauty.
Toothache Cured Without Extracting!
Great improvement in the method of constructing
ami fitting
ARTIFICIAL TEETH.
DR CHAMBERLAIN is inserting a large num
ber of sets of these teeth, which for beauty-dura
bility and adaptation, cannot be Mirp;t«.«cd any
where. The plate will not start or drop down, and
i- warranted to lit perfectly. All are invited to call
and examine specimens of teeth made on red, pink
ami white rubber.
FRESH HAS EVERY DAY.
tmav6 tf
Shooting Tackle.
vi. iv~ i. o x
SUCCESSOR TO l'. it. /.ELAND,
GTJInT smith
And Dealer in
Shooting Tackle of Every Variety
Rifles and Shot Guns made to order and war
ranted. old Shot (runs rimmed out smooth and
made to shoot thic k and strong. Also, Ammunition
i of the nicest quality.
Repairing clone \ently and Promptly.
Blunting Powder.
The best quality and largest stock ever kept in
this market. For sale at Factory prices. Country
Dealer* supplied in any quantity or quality at dis
count. ’ ljau-ly
School Books !
UrE HAVE .JUST RECEIVED OUR FALX,
“ SVPM9E.\* 01.1 Li. Mil.YUS OF
SCHOOL BOOKS,
Which we are selling on
The Most Favorable Terms !
CLAPP A NORTH.
Hook.i'llcr, Mini Stationer*,
155 Water St., Augusta, Me.
aug*2o-ftf
WAR MAPS OF EUROPE.
SHOWING every City, Town, Village and Ham
let on the continent. Made from government
surveys, and used by the Mar*haJs ol France and
Generals of Prussia. It show » exactly where the
armies of France and Prussia are now eoncentra- >
ted. The Seat of War given in full, with portraits
of the Emperor Napoleon and King William. Any
live man can earn from $10 to $30 per day. Agents
wanted m every town in the United State*. Retail
price, ,p*0 cts. per ropy. Liberal discount to agent*.
Address immediately.
FRED A. WALDRON.
aug2-f3w* Waterville, Maine.
S. F. Davenport,
Agent for the sale of the celebrated
SINGER
SEWING MACHINES
- ALSO AGENT FOR THE
FLORENCE
SEWINC MACHINE
Hallowell, Maine.
Place of business has been removed to nearly
opposite Western Union Telegraph Office.
Machines Repaired and Exchanged.
ftf-june?
What Shall We tat ?
A LL regular physicians will tell you that Bee
and Pork i> not so healthy to eat iu spring and
summer as good Fresh Fish. The same can be ob
tained at
CISHING A HOLMES' MARKET,
Near It. K. Ifi'idge, Water SI.,
Where all orders will be promptly attended to
for
FISH
of all kinds in their season.
CUSHING & HOLMES.
tinaylG-tf Water street, Augusta.
20c. Initial Stationery.20c.
24 SHEETS PAPER AND 24 ENVELOPES
put up in a neat box, «// tor 40r.,
At llapp & North s ok Store,
155 Water Street, Augusta, Maine.
nttgutif
I’OR SALE
AT A BARGAIN !
1 WILL SELL MY
Stock of Hardware!
CONSISTING OF
iron and Steel, Mass, Nails,
CUTLERY. &c., &c„
Which has been recently replenished, together
with the trade and good will of the store,
AT A. BAIIGAIN S
To any one desiring to engage in the HARD
W VUK business, this Is an opportunity rarely
offered.
Terms Favorable.
183 WATER STREET.
AMOS WILDER.
Augusta, July 1 is~0._ftf-Junei
Feather Dustesr!
Fine Sponges,
Carriage and
Bathing do
AT
I JOHNSON BROTHERS.
AUGUSTA
AM)
BOOTHBAY!
The EASTERN STEAMBOAT COMPANY wiB
run their steamers
Sasanoa ami Spray,
Two trip* daily between Bath and Boothbay, coni
mencmg Tuesday, July 2Jd.
Leaving Ruth at b A. M. and 3,'j I*. M.
•* Boothbay at S A. M. and 3,’a P. M.
The morning boat from Batfi will leave on arrival
< f the lir.-t train lrom August a, and return in sea
son lor passengers to take the last train from Bath
Through Tickets can be had at the l>epot in
Augusta. WM, \V. MASON,
Uf'-jul\-JT A <. i i vi l; mu.
STEAMER
ELL AJ
CAPT. WILLIAM MITC HELL.
ON and after Wednesday. June 22d. the steainei
Ella will leave Augusta at 8 o’colock A. >1..
every MONDAY. WEDNESDAY and FRIDAY,
for Ilallowell, Gardiner, Richmond, Bath, and
Portland.
Returning, will leave Portland for Augusta, and
intermediate landings on the Kennebec, every
Tl h>L)AY THURSDAY ami SATURDAY, at
7 A. M.
Fares Reduced : on and after Monday,
August 22.
August.') to rortlund, $1.25
•• to Hath .tiO
“ to Uoollibaj, .s.»
FROM AIKFSTA to M W YORK.
Passengers by tins route will be ticketed tbrougb
to New York by the Steainei' FRANCONIA and
DIRIt it), w liicli leave Portland for New York e\ ery
Monday ami Thursday. Baggage trucked in Port
land fre«* of expense. Fare from Augusta to New
York: Cabin #0.50; meals extra: Deck passage,
$5.50.
The Ella connects also at Bath, each trip, with
the steamer >pray for Booth bay.
i'll is boat will stop at any of the ice-houses on the
river on display of a white Hag as a signal.
For further parti< ulai> apply lo
ftf-june23 B. F. MORSE, lugusta, Igcntt.
F O R 13 O S T O N!
Spring Arrangement!
THE STEAMER
STAR of tie EAST
C«OMMEN(’ED her regular trip** lVom the Ken- i
nebee, THURSDAY, Mav lath, IsTo, audwill. |
until further notice, run as follows :
Leaving Gardiner every Monday and Thursday i
ut :i o’clock, Richmond at 4, and I»ath at 0 P. M.
TIIE STEAMER CXAItlOZV,
Will leave Augusta at 12 M., Hallowell at 1.43 P. i
M.. connecting witli the above boat at Gardiner.
For further particulars inquire of W. J.
Tuck. Augusta; II. Fuller A Son, Hallowell;
T. R. Grant, Gaidiner; J. T. Robinson, Richmond; i
J. E. Drown. Rath.
Gardiner, April 11, ls'70. tlllapr
Portland & Kennebec Railroad. ]
Summer Arrangement, 1870.
Passenger train leaves Augusta daily for Port*
'land and Boston at 5.4.'*. 11 A. M.. and 3.15 P. M.,
and will be due in Boston at 1.45, 8 and 10 P. M.,
Returning, leave Boston at 7.30 A M. and 12 M..
and Portland 7.1U A. M., 12.45 and 5.15 P. M.. and.
will be due In Augusta at 10 A M..3.30 and 8 P. M.
Augusta for Yassalboru’, Waterville, Kendall’s
Mills. Skowhegan. Dexter, Bangor, A at 3.40 P.
M. Returning, M ill be due in Augusta at 10.50 A.
M.
Auguota for Ilallowell and Gardiner dummy
car at 7-30. 11.30 A. M . 2.15,0 P.M. Returning,
will be due in Augusta ut 7, 8.45 A. M., 1.30, 5.30 P.
M.
Through freight trains leave Boston daily at 4 P.
M . arriving in Augusta the following morning at
18.45. . . t
A Refrigerator ear is run on the through freight
trains (both going and returning) carrying fruit,
meat, eggs, vegetables. &o., in good order in the
warmest weather.
L. I,. LINCOLN. Superintendent.
r J. W. TOWARD, M. D.,
PIIVSICIAN AM) Sl'HGEnX.
Office on Winlliroi> Slrccl,
Kas of State Street —Opposite Court House.
Au35(2&vrtf
USE UEWE'S PAIX KILLIMi
MAGIC OIL.
“It Works like a charm.
Have you Headache ? Use Renne’s Magic Oil.
Have you Toothache ? l si* Renne s Magic Oil.
Have you Neuralgia? Use Renne’s Magic Oil.
Have you Rheumatism ? Use Re one’s Magic Oil.
Have you Sole Throat ? Use Keune's Magic Oil.
Have you Sciatica ? Use Rcune’s Magic oil.
Have you a Bruise ? Use Renne’s Magic Oil.
Have you Cramps ? Use Kenne’s Magic Oil.
Have you Cholera Morbus? Use Renne’s Magic Oil.
Have vou Lament*.-* ? Use Renne’s Magic Oil.
This* is the Best Family Remedy, to cure all kinds
, of Pain, you ever tried.
It i.- clean, safe and delicious to use, and if you
use it faithfully, IT WILL DO YOU GOOD.
Directions oh each bottle. Buy it of the Druggist
or Merchant where you trade. If they have not got
il on hand, they M ill* send for it. at your request, and
m11 you Ohm ini. Rknnk’s Pain-Killing Magic
Oil. at the manufacturer’!- lowest price at retail.
Uu Sold by Druggist*. Merchants and Grocers.
It i.* put up in three sizes, and called “Trial size,”
“Medium Size,” and “Large Family Size” bottle*.
WM, RENNE, Sole Proprietor and Manufac
turer. PlTTSFIKLlb MaM.
Wholesale and retail in Augusta by Mar hall
Whithed tiroeer. iV^C-eOW
First teller Foundry in Sew England.
Commenced in 1817.
Boston Tvpe Foundry
Always noted for its
Hard and Tough Metal,
Anil its large varieties ol
BOOK AND JOB TYPE,
And lately for its unrivalled
Scwiipniier Fncc«.
.Eleclrotjplng Done In all Its Branches.
Address orders to
J. A. ST. JOHN, Agent,
85 Water Street,.Boston
SUPERIOR TYPE METAL.
1 Long experience ami the utmost care are neces
sary to ensure good metal, even with a knowledge
, of the best combinations—therefore, the safest way
I is to buy of the oldest established Foundry.
NEWSPAPER STYLES.
; Odr Newspaper Kat es (body, two-line, and dis
play) are of our own eiittlng, and the best made, as
a giaiice at the papers we fit out will prove.
BOOK FACES.
Our special Specimen of Rook Pages shows grea
' variety, adapted to all kinds of work, including our
Revived Uld Styles, the most perfect embodiments
of lire letters of the last century yet presented.
45tf
Prairie Weed Balsam!
SOLD I1Y
julySO-meod f,. H. TtTCOMB, Apothecary.
New Store!
Confectionery & Fancy Cake
mam: factory,
No. 1< M > W'ater Street j
AUGUSTA,
\iniEKE may be found a Large Assortment of i
MilUSMK .u.inu C.t.VOMKS,
embracing the usual kinds, and many .Vcir Stylet.
made from the Purest Stock. Coll and examine our ;
goods at No. loO, a few doors below tiie Post Office j
FANCY CAKE made to order.
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Music in Glasses.
riMIE subscriber would inform his friends and the ;
X public of Augusta and vicinity, that he pro
poses to teach Piano; also singing in classes.!
Classes on Piano to consist ot six pupils each. J
This system has many advantages, and the expense
is less'than private lessons. Private lessons given !
if preferred. Would also invite the attention of the
public to the
H. F. BILLER PI WOS !
For sale at his
Music Room, North’s Block,
OPPOSITE CONY HOUSE.
The use of these Pianos in many public institu
tions and schools has gained for them an enviable i
reputa.ion, and throughout the country they are
becoming tin* wo ft popular Pianos manufactured. |
Classes arranged on application at Music Hoorn
or Residence, ?»7 Winthrop street.
M. C. MILLLKEX, Teacher of Music.
apr2Uf*2m
Maine State Fair,
1870.
NOTICE TO EXHIBITORS!
NOTICE of the intention to enter Neat Stork,
Horses, sheep, swim* and Poultry, at the ap
proaching Exhibition of the Maine State Agri
cultural Society, to be held in
Augusta, Sept. 20th-23d,
Should be forwarded to the undersigned by letter
on on before
Tuesday. September 6,1SJ0,
iiat proper arrangements may be made for their
accommodation.
Premium Lists forwarded to auv tldrcss on ap
plication. SAMUEL I. t iARDMAN,
Augusta, Aug. 13, 187u. Secretary.
f3tcodw3t
Cruelty to Horses
And other animals,
N ot to use
nrcu.t.vs c.wtioac so.tr.
it keeps oft’ Elies; Cures Scratches and Sores;
Destroys Vermin, Ac., Ac.
Sold by L. II. TITCOMB, Druggist,
aug22-3teodWeft End Kennebec Bridge.
New Goods!
New Goods!
We are now opening our stock of
SUMMER
Dress Goods
Comprising all tho
NOVELTIES of the SEASON!
We call special attention t<> our stock of
13LACK SILKS!
For Ladies’ Suits and Out
side Garments.
" Also to our
JAPANESE SILKS,
In Plain, Plaid*, and Stripes*
N\ B. —Always on hand,
Androscoggin Remnants
OP BHOWN COTTONS.
Barton & Russell.
June 13, 1370. ftf
Buy the Best!
THE
EUREKA RANGE
For Wood or Coal!
For Economy, Durability, Beauty of Dosiftn
and Finish,
Tills It A SUE IIAS SO EQUAL!
I’crfcot In Every lleapeot.
It commends itself to every one 1n want of a
Fir si <lass Cook Stove !
Sold in Augusta by
WILLIAM II. WOODBURY.
Also some of the
BEST WOOD AND COAL STOVES
in the Market, and a variety of
IIoUKe-l-'uriilMlilnu' (■ oods !
A few Doors south of Railroad Urulje.
tUmarftw-ly
Cutlery and Plated Ware!
A full assortment of
Table ami f *orket Cattery, Scitior»
TB\! Tiles! vs, av.
Also Plated Tea Sets, Ace Pilchers, Goblets,
Knives, Spoons, Forks and Castors of
• be best quality, at
PIERCE’S CROCKERY STORE,
A’o> 150 Water Street - - Augusta.
mayf-tt f
GRANITE STATE
MILITARY & COLLEGIATE INSTITUTE
' REED’S FERRY, N H., on Nashua A Concord R.K:
Rev. s. N. HOWELL, Principal.
j Advantages—Retired location, yet easy of access.
; No Saloons, or places of idle resort; Full corps ol
teachers; Thorough instruction, Ac.
Pupils received at uuv time. Send for C ircular.
2mSo
\MERICA^ BIIOILKRS, Table Cutlery,
Hated Forks and Spoons, and Housekeeping
Goods at Williamson A Brteuuood’i.
aug27*Hf
pteccUimy.
A NEW 801RCE OF MAM RE.
Four years ago I had a wall laid along
he bonier of my garden I had the
rench for the foundation dug very deep,
veil down in the hard-pan, and had the
tard-pan thrown into a pile separate from
he loam. The loam was used in the
■ompost heap, and the hard-pan—a half
sandy, half gravelly mass, with just
tnough of coarse soil in it. to be seen—
was left to be used to till up some path.
In the coarse of the summer I noticed a
plant growing on it with surprising vigor,
which, on examination, proved to be the
common mustard, but with leaves nearly
as broad anti large as a cabbage—a size
1 had never seen surpassed in the richest
soil. Beside it, and also on the hard-pan,
was growing a plant of Apple of Peru,
with a vigor that belonged to the richest
soil. The following spring I spread the
lot on the flower garden, and had a won
derful growth of flowers as the result.
A year later, one of my neighbors in an
other part of the town dug a ditch, that
drained his laud through mine, to the
depth of over six feet, cutting ftir about
the last three feet through hard-pan, and
throwing this on my side of the wall,
where it made a heap about three feet in
depth, of apparently nearly pure gravel,
a little mixed with sand. 'I'lie next sum
mer, while passing that way, 1 stepped
aside to examine the ditch, when to my
surprise I found growing on the heap of
hard-pan, hog weed that was nearly as nigh
as my head. The only inference I can draw
from' these facts is, that under some cir
cumstances hard-pan is an excellent ma
nure. In each of tlyse instances the sur
face soil was a strong loam that had been
under good cultivation for many years.
May it not be that some of the salts of the
manure applied during this period, passed
through the loam to the hard-pan below,
and there remained, held as in a bowl?
Lime, it is stated, has this tendency, mak
ing it necessary to plough deeper each
year to living it to the surface. By what
ever theory they may lie explained, the
facts seem to prove that in this broad
country of ours there must be a multitude
of acres underlain by vast areas of fertiliz
ing material. Should further experiments
demonstrate this to bo a fact, it must prove
of immense practical value to our tilled
acres, of which tiie best fed have a habit
of calling for a little more.
James J. H. Gregory.
.Marblehead, Mass.
American grapes—Do We under
stand their proper Culture? la the
year 1867 and 1868, I travelled through
out Europe and studied the grape in every
grape country; and 1 found the nature
and constitution of the foreign grape so
totally distinct from our indigenous grapes,
that 1 was naturally led to reflect whether
our method of cultivating our American
vines did not too clo-ely resemble and
pattern afler the European system, which
hundreds of years of rigid pruning, &c.,
has metamorphosed into an almost entire
ly artificial product, whilst our vines are
almost entirely natural.
The vine-dressers from Europe, having
almost a birthright to teach us how to cul
tivate the grape, have brought their
ideas and treatment among us, and it
would seem sheer assurance to take any
appeal from their decision; so we cut
and prune our luxuriant growing vines,
by the European square and compass, to
a severe extent.
I think we are beginning to throw off
these European ideas, but by very slow
and feeble degrees. I have seven acres
in grapes, and my trellises are from eight
to ten feet high, and 1 would have them
higher if convenient—even twelve feet. I
train my vines so they will bear the most
fruit at the top of the trellises, and I be
lieve they escape mildew, rot, etc., from
this method—mildew and rot arising to a
great extent from the fruit being too close
to the ground and severe pruning. My
grapes have escaped till diseases, while
my neighbors' suffer some from rot, burst
ing open and leaf blight.
THE
DRY EARTH SYSTEM I
For the Sewage of Towns, Factories,
Hospitals, Prisons, Hotels and
Private Houses.
VMPLE experience has shown the Dry Earth
System to be more efficient in preventing foul
smells, and far le*s costly in construction and re
pair* thau the Water Closet System, and that it is
m all respect® entirely sati*faetory, whether for the
Sick U<h*m or lor roustaut use.
The Earth Closet offers to all. in town and coun
try. every benefit possessed by the Water Closet, at
far le*s cost, witli the additional advantages, that it
is portable, and can lie moved to the bedside in the
sic krooni.
it promises more in immunity from offensive
odors, from infection in disease, and in the saving
of fertilizers than has ever been accomplished by
a single invention.
lu the COMMODE, the apparatus ami eartii res
! ervoir are self-contained, and a movable pail takes
I the place of the vault.
For use in Beil Booms, Hospital Wards, Inflnu
l aries, &c„ the Commode i® invaluable. It is entire
Ig five from those faint, depressing odors, common
1 to portatde water closets and night stools, and through
its admission one of the greatest miseries of human
life, the foul smells of the sick room, and one of the
most frequent means of communicating infection,
may be entirely prevented.
For circulars aud fill! information, address
L. W. GRAFTON,
Agent Earth Closet Co.,
No. 7 Bridge’s Block, Augviata, Me.
septe-ftaw-wtf
: Crockery, China & Glass.
IMUCKH REDUCED I
The price, ot Crockery, China sad GUm Wire it
No. 159 Water Street,
Are marked down to meet the Dill tn Gold
m.ve-ni J. D. PIERCE * SON.
SOAPS!
Genuine Imported Soaps,
Of ALL KINDS, at
I JOHNSON BROTHERS.

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