Newspaper Page Text
Don't Kill the Toadi.
A friend complains that the ants injure Lis peach trees. One of the greatest n nibilators of ants, as well as other insects, in this country, I conceive, is the toad. A lew of these useful quadrupeds in a garden, are a pretty sure guarantee against the destruction of plants by ants, bogs, worms and flies. Where indigenons to the country, they can be easily collected and placed in the garden. Not being very swift on the foot, they do not wan der far from home, bnt have a strong at tachment for the locality in which they reside, and will, terrapin-like, sometimes return to the place from which they are forcibly driven, unless prevented by some obstruction which they cannot remove. The adage says, "There is no telling by tho looks of a toad, how far lie can hop." They arc a very grave and sedate look ing animal, and if they do not "go forth at eventide to meditate," they most ccr ' tainly choose that time to roam abroad in quest of food. For this purpose, they - are fnrnislied with a slender and flexible proboscis-like instrument three or four inches in length, which they throw from tbeir mouth with great velocity, snap an insect, ami convey it with inconceivable rapidity to tho natural receptacle of looil. This proboscis-like apparatus lies rolled op in the month, and serves them for the same pnrpo.se as that of tho elephant; it is longer and more powerful in propor tion to the size of the annual. In syni-' me try of form, they may well compare with the elephant, bating that necessary appendage to tho beauty of all quadru peds a tail. The name of the load has been too long a by word and a reproach. They a one of the most innocont aud useful of animals. Vegetables they never injure, Why, when aud how the almost univer sal antipathy to toads took its rise, would ie a curious inquiry for the naturalist and philosopher. It will probably be conce ded that the unrivalled English epic poet contributed his full share to the formation of a prejudice against them in the minds of his readers, by representing the arch fiend as sitting at the ear of our primitive mother, insinuating the baleful poison of his seductive tongnc "squat like a toad." If tho toad had not been one of tho most innocent of animals, it is to be presumed that the prescient Lncifer wonld not, on that occasion, have assnmcd its shape. , The toad needs a shady arbor with mellow ground, which can be easily bur rowed, where ho may retire on the ap proach of day-light, to repose himself, sheltered from the heat of tho noonday eun. A few years since, I had occasion to remove a bank of earth in my garden, which had been nndisturbed for more than forty years. It was filled with an innnmcrablc mullitudo of ants. As Pe ter Pindar wished, when the rats destroy ed one of bis delectable odes, that they might Gil the maws of cats so I had a strong desire that the an's might fill the maws of toads. I procured a few, gave them possession of the premises, and the ants were soon missing. It is perhaps worthy of observation and inquiry whethor the tree toad may not bo useful in preventing the ravages of insects on trees. I have noticed that apple trees on which these toads make their home, are seldom infested with cat erpillars. , Goldsmith, in his Animated Nature, has omitted to notice this species ol the toad family. Bees. A Method of Taking the IIoket without De6Troviso the Dees. The common practice of killing the Bees, in order to obtain the honey, few can wit ness withont some little compunction; and there is a very simple method of ef fecting tho object, without any injury to this most interesting 1 ittlc anininl, (which, on tho score of interest, as we'I as huma nity, claims regard.) I beg leave to communicate it through your paper, ehould you deem it worthy a placo in it. In tho evening, when the Bees have retired, take the hive gently from the Btand; spread a table cloth on the ground; set the hive on it, placing something nn tier to raiso it 3 or 4 inches; then draw op the corners of the cloth, and fasten them tight around the middle of the hive, leaving it so looso below, that the Bees will havo sufficient room between it and tho hive then raise tho lid of the hive a little, and blow in the smoke from a ci gar; a few puffs of which, as it is very disagreeable, will drive them down. Con tinue raising tlie lid gradually, blowing all around, and in a few minutes it will bo found that they have gone out of the hive. You may then take off tho lid; and cnt away as much honey as yon may think proper. If the operation be per formed in the beginning of Jnly, yon may take nearly all, as there will be timo enough to provide a sufficiency for their support during the Winter. As soon as yon have taken the honey, put on the lid, loosen tho cloth, ami spread it out,' and in an hour or two the Bees will have re turned to tho hive. It may then be re placed on the stand, and on the following day they will he fonnd nt work, as nsnal. This method very simple, and pre ferable to that sometimes practiced, of driving the lioos into another hive as yon get all the honey; and moreover the new comb, which is still empty, and the yonng Bees, not yet ont of their cells are pre served. ' There is also danger, in driving, of their not liking their new habitation, and in that case, of their sallying ont and making war rpon their neighbors. The above method has frequently been practiced by'myself and others, and we have always fonnd it to do well. . Molasses fob. tou Udders of Cows. -rYVe have been advised by a neighbor to bathe- with molasses the adder of a young cow that was much swollen and feverish., . Wo have tried it, and it has been of service. We hare bathed the tidder thoroughly three or four times, and have never found anything that has given moro ready relief.- Cold water is said to be good when the bag is feverish, and we have first washed with cold water when the udder was dirty. Matt, Hcxtgkman. , To build a common rail fence, begin nt the bottom of all hills or ascents, and bnild np this will mako tho fence stand mnch better against the wind and all dis turbing caubcs. Jim 'if ijic Cj) SLY EZEXLEL. At rood Eaeki.1 ootui bod Lay nek tad foil of lean, AtWaoed oolj b, bit maid, Who oft is at, bad lent bia lid, Hil oyer gssbsd out with tearf. Tho rimpt girl, to ootho hit pio. And arilijraio hi friof, Tho triad, io eoatotating strata, (!to war. oho woat to try io vain,) To giro hit woe relief: Ah! whetotoro, autfrr, thoold too dread DoothV oU-Mbdoioc dart Yeo who o good o life bore led, Aod to oo good aod orito a bead, Joiaod parity of heaitl "Year dim wa always aeal aod plain, Year hair roll uaooth aad ueea ; Aad lot it kail, or mww, or rai No weather eoeld your aeal restrain, Frota ejecting twko a oerk. " Voo eevr earaongod Irfal fr.fr. Nor told roor ware too high; Yoa ao 'or wa drank ia all rnor life. Yea n Vr debaacbed toot aeigritar nifc. Norma told a be!" At Ibi. Ezektel tbenk hi. beat), Aad beared a pitcon tigti; Thro tbo in -riefof ueirt be wtiJ, And sank dejected on bi bed: "Ah! BrUi, I'vehctn tig." Tho Irishman's " Intilligint" Letter. Dear Nephew: I haven't sin! ye a letther since tho last time I wrote toye's, lieka.se we've moved from our former place of liviu', an' I didn't know wheth er a letther would reach ye's or not. J now wid pleasure tako'np my pen to in form ye's of the death of yer own liv in nncle, Kalpathnck, who died very sud dintly afther a lingcrin' illness of six mouths. The poor man was in violent convulsions duii.V tho whole time of his sickness, lyin' perfectly quiet an' spacliO' less, all the time talkin' ineoliariiitiy, an' calliu' for wathcr. I had no opportunity to inform ye's of his death, -except I bad wrote to yo's by the last post, which wiut off two days before he died, an' thin ye's would have had postage to pay. 1 am at a loss to till what his death was occa sioned at, but I fear it was by his last sickness. He was uivcr well tin days togitncr Uuriu the whole time of bis con finement. I am at a loss to to till what occasioned it, but I fear it was atin' too much rubbit stuffed wid pays an' gravy, or pays no gravy stuffed wid rabbits, 1 can't till which ; but be that as it will. As soon as be bratbed his last, the doc thors gave np all hopes of his recovery. I needn't till ye's anything abont his age, for ye's wnll know he wud have bin list 25 years ould lackin' tin months, an' had ho lived till that time, he wud have bin six months dead. His property now devolves to his nixt in kin, who all died some time ego, so I expict it will be de cided bctwane us, an' ye's know his pro perty now was pritty considerable, for he had a fine esthatc, which wiut to pay his dibts, an for the remainther, he lost that in a horse-race; but it was tho opin- ion ot everybody at the time, that be wed have won the race, if live horse he run aginst had not been too fast for him. I nivcr saw a man, an' the docthors all say so, that took medicine Letther nor he did. He wnd as lave take bitther as swatc, if it had only the taste an apnarance av whiskey punch, an' if it wnd only put him in the same humor for fightin'. But, poor sow!, he will niver ato or drink any moro, an ye s now lisven t a hvin rela tion bnt what was kilt in the last war. But I can't dwill on the mournful sub- jict, an' shall salo my lot I her wid black sal in wax, an' put on yer uncle s coat av arms ; so I beg yo's not to break the sale whin ye's open the letther, till three or four days afther ve's recave it, by wmcn time ye s win nave time to oe pre pared for the sorrowful tidin's. Yer ould iwateheart sinds her lovo till ye's unbe knownst to me. Whin Terry McGcc arrives in Ameriky, ax him for this let ther, an if ho don't know it from the rist, till him it is tho one that spakes av yer unclc'a death, an' is aalcd in black. I remain yer affecslinnate ould Grand mother, Jcdy O'Hoouoasi. To Larry O'llooligan, late av tho town av Tnllymnchgertho, Parish av Ballyrag- get, near Allysluchgurthy, in the County av Kilkenny, Airland. - r. S. Don't write to me till ve's re- cave mis. .to Camp Meeting Akecdote. The fol lowing is said to have actually ocenrrad in the south-west part of Arkansas : A preacher was holding forth, and had con trived so to work npon the fcelinirs of bis auditors, that the straw on the insido of the altar was completely covered with prostrate monmora. Perceiving there wore many others present, ready to cast themselves down, who refrained from so doing solely for the lack of straw to lie npon, ho cried out in tho midst of his exhortation: "Straw! Straw! We want more straw here! Brother Brown, for the Lord a sake, run np to vour tent and got more straw ! Twenty souls lost for the vanl of straw !" The La Crosse Democrat has the fol lowing hit: Last week one of our Eastern friends. coming down from St Paul, stopped at Winona over night JSeing a stranger. he inquire! of the host " what kind of land they had back on the prairie?" "D d solcndid land, air!" "And what kind of a country have yon back of the bluff r "D d splendid country, sir!" "What do yon raise, mostly. around here?" " We raise h 11 !" A Dntchman in one of the middle Counties of Pennsylvania, wanted a min ister to preach at his child's funeral, and was not unreasonably particular as to who came. "Shon," said he. co out dell de circoa breacber to come; ant if he can't come, den get de locust breacber; nnt if de locust breacber can't come, vv den get de extortioner," (exhorter.) A friend asked a Dutchman what kind of a Winter be thonght we should have. The Dutchman, dawing himself op with aa air of pnuosophic equanimity, and an oracular snap of tho eye, said : " I dinks she vill be werry cold dia Winter, or werry hot one of dem both I" Tlte Boston Bee has the following po lite notice: "Deacon Smith is requested not to commence snoring on Snnday until the sermon is begnn, as some per sons in the . neighborhood of his pew would likr to hear the text" Iscfhl ; 'anli 1 Scientific Facts. , Platinum ia the heaviest substance known, a cnbie inch weighing four-fifths j of a pound. ' j Hydrogen Gaa is the lightest substance known being 300,000 times lighter than platinum. Gold is the most malleable substance. Iron or steel wire is more tenacious than that of any other metal. The Diamond is the hardest body in I nature. The metal Potassium is lighter than water. Oxygen is the most abundant snb stance known, and is believed to consti tute two-fifths of all tho . matter of the globe. Gold is tho best condactor of beat. A brack substance absorbs more heat than any other color. , Alcohol has never been frozen. ' . The Snn'a apparent dismctcr is greater in V inter than in cummer. The Earth is about 3.000,000 miles nearer, the San in December than in -June. , 1 ,An Eclipse of the Moon can only hap pen at tho time of full moon. The mouth of the Mississippi River is higher, or farther from the centra of the earth, than its sources. Two sounds' may be made to produce silence, and A wo lights darkness, A triangular beam that will just sus tain one hundred pounds when resting on its side, will only support fifty pounds when resting on its edge. The greatest rango of a cannon ball, or other projectile, with a given impulsive force, (not allowing for the resistance of the air.) is at an elevation of 45 degrees. If tho fluid issues from openings in the side of a vessel, which is kept full, it will spout to tho greatest distance from tho orifice which is in the-middle of the side, and to equal distance from the middle. In a conical coffee-pot, the pressure on the bottom is equal to three times the weight of tho fluid. The reason of this is, that the pressure of tho fluid is pro portional to the base and height of the fluid, whatever be the form of the vessel containing it, and tho solidity of a cylin der of the same base and height. I he pressure on any side of a cubic vessel, filled with water, is one-half the pressure on tho base. The strongest form for a given quanti ty of matter, is a hollow cylinder. I he height of tho cono described by tho arms of tho governor of a steam engine, is eqnal to tho lenglh of a pendulum that will make two vibrations while tho gov ernor makes one revolution. The stiffest rectundular beam that can be hewn from a round troe, is one the thickness of which is equal to half the diameter of the tree, and the depth equal to tho square root of the difference be tween tho squares of the wholo and half the diameter of the needle. A needle will float, if carefully laid on the snrfaco of the water. The Moon is about 4,000 miles nearer any given placo on the earth, when it passes the meridian, than when it rises, yet it appears largest when just above the horizon. Ivor.y. But few ladies, as they twirl their fans, or ran their fingers over tho keys of a piano.-are aware of the manner in which this material is procured, the quantities of it which are annually sold, and the number of noble animals which are yearly slain for tho pnrposo of sop plying tho constantly increasing demand. Mr. Dalton, a celebrated Sheffield manu facturer, estimates that tho annnal con' snmption of ivory in tho town of Shef field alone, is about one hundred and eight tons, equal in valuo to $30,000, and requiring tho labor of 500 persons to work it on for trade. Tho number of tusks to mako up this amount of ivory, is 45,000 ; and according to this, the nnmher of elephants slaughtered every year for tho supply of the Sheffield mar ket, is zz.oOU. lint supposing some an imals to have died a natural death, it may fairly be estimated that 18,000 arc killed for the pnrpose. A Wonderful Mibror. Thcro has lately been shown, in Paris, a huge con' cave mirror, an instrument of a Btartling species of optical magic. Dn standing close to it, it presents nothing but a mon strous dissection of yonr physiognomy. On retiring a couple of feet, it gives your own faco and figure in true proportion. but reversed, the head downward. But retire still further, standing at the dis tance of five or six feet from tho mirror, and behold, yon see yourself, not a reflec tion it docs not strike yon as a reflec tion bnt yonr veritable self, standing in the middle part between yon and the mir ror! The effect is almost appalling, from the idea it suggests of something super natural so startling, indeed, is the ex hibition, that men possessed of the stron gest nerve will shrink involuntarily at first view. Whoopiso Cough:. Tho following re cipe is said to be reeommsnded by the best bnglif-h and American medical au thors, as a remedy for the above distress ing complaint: Take 1 drachm of Car bonate of Potash, 1 scrapie of Cochineal, 1 pint of boiling water; after cooling, take a small portion and sweeten with loaf sugar, and give a teaspoonfol three tiroes a day. Tire BrBLB. The circulation of the Bible, at tho present time, is past calcu lation. No man knows even the number of editions. At least fifty millions of copies have been jssned 'withq the last fifty jean. So said Mr., Taylor, in a sermon before the Philadelphia Bible Society. . , . . . Dr. Dionysins Lardner says that the admixture of one per cent of copper with cast iron, while in a state of fusion, was found by Mr. Perkins, the inventor of the steam gun, to prevent its bursting under extreme pressure a fact in metal lic manipulation that is of much impor tance to mechanics. ' ' To Maes Black Isr. Extract of Uogwood, 2 ounces ; Bi-Chromate of Potash, 4 onnec Boil 1 eallon of water. then pnt in the ingredients. " ' Greeh Is-k. Dissolve distilled verdi gris in strong vinegar, and make it into a proper consistency for writinr. bv a isolation of gum arable. -- - v - ":- f -V" ' " ...,,,VM.iy,NES.OTA:J 011 ; i ; , ' KteMojyt' II IIMI """L-Tg J''ir i miEci.ouo -O rr.. ,.! -- u - jf WHITE CLOUD is situated on the Missouri River, in Doniphan County, Kansas, six hundred and fifteen mJes above St. Louis, and two miles below the Nebraska line. The landing, a milo in extent, of beautiful bluff rock, is equalled by but ono from St. Louis to Sioux City, a distance of ono thousand miles, and being the natural business point for a large extent of rich and beautiful country, will, of itself, in a few years, build up a flourishing city. Upon i tho town 6ite, and all through the adjacent country, there is an abundance of timber of every kind needed for family and building purposes. Iron ore is found on the town site, also stone of a superior quality, for building purposes. Bituminous coal of an excellent quality is found in largo quantities near the town. As a point for Manufacturing, "White Cloud has no superior on the Missouri River. No portion of the West has a finer climate, better soil, moro beautiful scenery or is tnr izn miVo; back of White Clond. Of the central position of White Cloud nothing need be said. An accurate map of tho Country is the best comment. It is" immediately on the airline from the great State of Iowa, and Northern Missouri, to Western and Northwestern Kansas, as well as Southern Nebraska, v. The roads di- verging from here are good at all seasons. A State road is now opening, and will soon De completed rrom we opposue side of the Missouri River to Des Moines, in Iowa, and as there is a new steam ferry recently established, this will bo the most direct and convenient route for tho emigration to Northern and Western Kansas. A Railroad has already been chartered to Fort Riley, in the interior of the Territory, and will bo built at no distant day. The healthfulness of tho climate, and fertility of tho soil aro proverbial, and are surpassed only by the beauty of the gently undulating prairie. This portion of tho public domain is rapidly filling up, but still most valuable lands can be obtained within a very reasonable distance at the government price. Whito Cloud, though scarcely a year old, contains one of the i best hotels in Kansas ; five stores all doing a good business, and a class of buildings superior to most new towns, and has a populatian of five hundred, and is rapidly improving in every respect. Already there are flourishing schools in operation in the place, and whithin eight miles, in tho growing town of Highland, there has been established a Uni versity under tho management of the Presbyterian denomination, which is now under the process of erection, the cost of wich, will be more than twenty-five thousand dollars. Thus the morals and intellect of the people will keep pace with the improvements of the country, and render White Cloud, as a commercial mart, and the adjacent country as an agricultural district, the most desirable and attractive portion of tho mighty West. Jcub, 1858. WGREAT DISCOVERY OF THE AGE ! lMroKTiST TO TOIJACCO CIIKWKliS! Da. GUSTAV LINNARD'S Taste Restorative Troches, Tic Great SuhUUiUe for Tolaeeo. It is a well known and incoutruvertuble fact that tho rise of Tobacco is the promoting cause of many of the most Beverc Mrntal and rlyneat Disorders, ' to which the race of man is nhjoct, as careful analysis and lonr and painful experience have clearly proven that it contains certain narcotic anil ui:MMiouii propertied mostdanircrou in their cnucU, winch hT entering into the blooI, tlc ransro the functions and operations of the heart, cauainx many to sappose that organ to be seri ously diseased. Tobacco affects al.o the entire net-rods sys tem, manifesting itself as all who have ever used the noxious weed will bear testimony i Lassitude, Ncrvoua Irritability, Water Brash Dyspepsia, and mar.y disorders of a similar character.- Tkr Taste JtesformtiiK Troekrt " aro designed to conptcract these baneful infl J enecs, and have proven eompletly successful in in a multitude of cases, and wherever used. Being harmless in themselves, they exert a ben cncial e fleet upon the enure system, rcstonn the Taste which has become vitiated or destroy cd by great indulgence completely removing the irritation anil tne accompanying tickling sensa tion of the Throat which are always conse qucot upon abstaining from the use of Tobae co, and by giving a bealtuv tono to tuc btom ach, invigorate the whole svstem. " Persons who are irretrievably undermining their constitutions and sliortcnuis their lives shouldnscthescTrochcs immediatelvand throw off the injurious and unpleasant habit of Tobae CO Chewing. These Troches or Lozcnzcs are pnt up in convenient and iortabl6 form at the low price of 50 cents per Box. A liberal discount to the Trade. Prepared solely tj ttie andcraigned, to whom all oaucrs should be addressed. JAMES K. BOWERS, Drdggi-t, ' Corner 21 and Race streets, Phil Sold by all Druggistsand dealers in medicines everywhere. nov4 58-ly Any Editor or Publisher Inserting the above advertisement for one year shall receive In pay ment therefor Twenty Dollars worth of any kind of Printing Ink, "for sale by Messrs. Lay & Brother, of this city, at cash prices. The Ink to be subject to the publisher's order at the expiration or evenr three months : each pnbli cation to be sent regularly, addressed Printers ilcws letter. IIAItPElVS MOSTHXY MAGAZINE. TERMS : The magazine may be obtained of booksellers, periodical agents, or from the publisher at three dollars a year, or twenty-five cents a number. The semi-annual Volumes as completed, neatly bound in cloth, sold at two dollars each, and muslin covers, are furnished to those who wish to have their back numbers uniformly bound, at twenty irm cents each. J htrtccn volumes arc now ready, bound in cloth and also in half calf. They will also supply club, of two persons at nv dollars a year, hvc persons at ten dollars, or eleven persons at twenty dollars. Clergymen and teachers supplied at two do! lars a year. Nambars from the commencement can now be supplied. Also, the bound Volumes. The Magaime weighs over seven and not over eight ounces. The postaga noon each nambcr, which must be paid quarterly in ad vanee at the office where the Magaiine is' re cived, is three cents. Each number ef the Magazine win contain 141 octavo pages, in double columns, each year. thus comprising nearly two thousand pages of the choicest miscellaneous literature of the day. r.verv number will contain numorons Pictoriiil Illustrations, ace orate plates or the' fashions, a copious chronicle of the Books of the month. The volumes commence with the numbers for Jane and December; bnt subscriptions may commence with any number. Exehanre Newspapers and rnodicalsarere quested to direct to Harper's Magazine, New - The Publishers would rive notice, that they have no agents for whose contracts thoy are re sponsible. Those ordering the .Magazine from Agents or Dealer, most look to them for the supply or the work. HARPER ft BROTHERS, Publishers, Faiwaxni Sqdaez, New York. a. j. auasow. - nuts - Las a. " ALLISON & LANE, ATTORNEYS' AT LAW. WILL practice ia all the Court in North ern Kansas, and in Till? LAUD OFflCE AT KICK A POO. D Collections attended to In Kansas, Nor thern Missouri, and Western Iowa.. . .. , OFFICE IN : - Troy, Doniphan CRDty, Kansajs. sng. 1, 5", Km. ' Young Americas Library. A USEFUL AND ATTRACTIVE scries of books for the young poople, embracing events connected with the early history of the country, and lives ot distinguished men, written with much care, aud in an entertaining manner, and beautifully illustrated title prices. Containing the Life of D.uiiel Webster, the ;reat American Statesman, with numerous an ecdotes illustrative of his character, and the following illustrations: Young D.iuiel in the Saw-mill; Webster fish ing at Rasburg; Webster di.-clining the Clerk ship; Webster expounding the Constitution; the Bunker Hill Celebration; Webster at Fanicul Hall; M.irshfieM, the residence of Webster; Webster on his farm. The Life of Henry Clay, the Mill Boy of the Slashes, with nine illustntions. Tho Life of General Washington, with nine illustrations. The Life of Franklin, with nine illustrations. The Life of L iCiyette, with nine illustrations. The Life of Penn, with nine illustrations. The Life of Taylor, with nine illustrations. The Life of Napoleon Buiiapartc, with nine i1lu-.lralions. The Old Bell of Independence, or Philadel phia in 177G, with nine illustrations. The Yankee Tea-Party, and other Stories of the Revolution, containing iu all over one hun dred illustrations. Each volume U well written, possessing a high moral tone, and can safely be placed in the hands of the vounir people. Ihcv contain nu merous anecdotes illustrative of the history of our country. Prico per set, handsomely bound in cloth, gilt back, and neatly pnt np in boxes, ti.li i rice per volume, cloth cilt, 5fiL- cents. Colporteurs, agents, or school libraries, will be supplied at a liberal discount. Copies sent by mail, postage free, npon the receipt of the price of the set, or any volume LINDSAY k BLAKISTON, Publishers, 25. South Gth Street, Philadelphia, Pa. XT Newspapers inserting the above in full. will be entitled to a volume for each insertion paper to be directed to the " Medical Examin cr," Philadelphia. oct. 21 , 58. ST. LOUIS Type and Stereotype Foundry. & PBISTEBS' rUTUtlSHIKS WAEEH0U8E, Established in 1810. LADEW & PEERS, 37 and 38, Locust Street, St. Louis, ATo., r HYPE-FOUNDERS, and dealers in all kinds J- of Presses, Plain and Ornamental Type, News, Book and Colored Printing Inks, Bronzes. News, Book, Cap, Letter, Envelope, Colored and Manilla Papers. We are prepared to furnish complete Printing Offices, at short notice, and at Eastern prices. Besides Type of our own manufacture, wo can fill orders selected from the Specimen Book of L.. Johnson IO., Cincinnati lype foundry, Conner & Sons, Whito tt Co., Geo. Bruce alo Wood Type, from Wells & Webb, New York. We are also the authorized Affents for R. Hoe & Co., Taylor ft Co.. Cincinnati Type Foundry. . D. Foster & Co., S. P. Rubles' Power Press Manufacturini; Co.. and Northrop Printing Presses. Any newspaper aublishin" this advertisement to the amount of fire dollars, and sending two copies of paper to us, will be paid when they purchase, five times the amount in type. tdectrotyping executed at short notice, in a superior manner. oct. 8,57. . LADEW ft PEERS. a. u.TOMir. 4W0CL. LaWR, Surveyor t Civil Engineer. TORREY & LAPPIN- Land & General Agents k Surveyors SENECA, NEMAHA CO., KANSAS, WILL promptly attend to investing Money, paying Taxes, locating and ellin? Land Warrants, Surveying Town Sites, sub-dividing Sections, etc .Will buy and sell Town Shares ana i own Lots, and do a general Agency Bus iocs. i r.. r - -.- i. , REFERENCES. J. W. Paa, Parker's Expee, Iowa: E. B. FaiinrLB. President Michigan Central Collet-e; J. Baaanra, President AUechany Conece: Hon. B. G. THiootrr. I ena.; Jans Foam, Oregon, Mo.; Hon. J. P. nuLiirr, Annum, w. Y. June 4, TS7, l y. J. A. DOLBA5U - . V. a. WEST . DOLMAN & WEST, Auction k Commission Merchants, AND DEALERS IN REAL ESTATE, STOCKS, &C, East Side Market Sqaare, ' ST. JOSEPH, HO. MONEY invested in Lands and Loans ; Land Warrants located in Missouri. Kannnaml Nebraska: Taxes of non-residents rid: Col lection made and promptly remitted; Inquiries promptly arrswered ; Particular attention paid to the sub division of Lands, and Sales at Auction. Wc are prepared to receive and store Goods on Consignment. nnc l,57,tf. The Greatest Biography of the Age ! THE LIFE OF THOMAS JKKFKItSON. By Henry S. Randall, L. L. D. ia tire Vol nine, Octato. THIS work contains upwards of 20(10 pages, is printed on fine paper.and is handsomely bound in various styles. It is illustrated by eevcrol cngravinjr on steel, and numerous fac similes ; among the fxrmer are two fine portraits of Jef ferson. The facaiinile embrace, amongothers, the original draft f the Declaration of Inde pendence, in JcUVrsnn'a own hand-writing. This is, in every .-ense, an authorized work. It was undertaken under the .ipprobation of his family, and with an unreserved access to all the private papers of Jefferson in their possession ; anil has received the benefit of their recollec tions and opinions at every step. The work rontains the expressions of Jeffer son on every great public ipiotiun which arose, from his advent into public life, to his death a period of about sixty years, and embracing the whole forming peri! of the Revolution. It contains Jefferson's heretofore unpublished fam ily correspondence ; selections from his finest poluhcd letters, State papers, etc., etc. OPINIONS OF THE TRESS. No other Life of Jefferson ever published probably none that ever will be published can bear any comparison to this in thoroughness, fullness of incident, and conscientious fidelity. This bio'Tnhy has evi dently been a lalwrof love, and the years af pa licnt, assiduous toil it has cost, have been given with ungrudging, lintinng enthusiasm. A Trihune. At length the public have a Life of Thoma: Jefferson, that is not only fascinating, and there fore sure to he popular, but one that will stand the essential historic test that of accuracy and truthfulness. It is seen that the ground-work of the whole is authentic cotcmporary mate rial, and that of the highest order. To gather it has been the work of rears. We would not compare this volume with that inimitable and incomparable biography of Boswcll, and yet so faithful W the portraiture that Jefferson is made to draw of himself, that his nature, his very soul, is delineated with a distinctness not unlike that in which Johnson stands out in the pages of Boswcll RoKton, l it. Imbued with that enthusiastic admiration of his subject, without which a biographer in rarely successful, Mr. Randall, nevertheless, docs not seek to hido whatever faults be may find, cither from himself or from the reader. He paints the picture as Cromwell insisted his should be pain ted. "warts and all.- The picture gains by this in life-like coloring, without losing any of its maieatie proportions. Altmnj t,tt. Jour. No one who runs his eye, however casually over this work, will fail to be satisfied that Mr. Randall has added very largely to the stock of the world's information about Jefferson, that he has had access to aoiTrces hitherto unexplored and that he has done more than was ever done by any one before him to illustrate the personal ity of that great statesman. N. Y. Eve. I'ott. We have read with delight Mr. Randall's captivating details of Mr Jefferson's personal history, which he has seoulously gathered, and admirably grouped together, from a great variety of authentic sources hitherto unexplored. Out of the tempting richness of his materials, the able and dear sighted author has constructed a book at once most entertaining and instructive e that should be studied by every patnotof tive land tiickmand t,q. I bore can be only one opinion aa to the abtl ty, general impartiality and industry which Mr. Randall has broaght into combination in the composition of this biography. He has worthily executed a much wanted books Piil- anelpkia treat. it will take a place among the choicest class ics of American literature, aad be consulted by every future historian of thia country- PkUmi. atrmny tluueti. We like it because U neither conceals, nalli atea, exaggerates nor distorts, bat approaches, ia every instance, and in every particular, the career of the noble character whose opinions nave aone so much to shape toe domestic and foreign policy of the nation he contributed so greatly to call into existence. AT. O. Tnu Deita, This work will bt sold exclusively by sub scription, at the low pnesor $70 handsome ly bwund in cloth. - Experienced Canraasiafr Aronts wanted, in all parts of the country, to obtain subscribers tor taut work. Applicants should state what counties they would like to canvsss. Specimen copies will be sent by mail, pre paid to any addrcs, on reecipt of the price. For full particulars, address, - DERBY & JACKSON, PabTisbera, n2 No. 119 Nassau si. New York.' E. A. DAMON & CO., Importers aad Wholesale Dealers in 221103233, OTJ3S. - Liquors and Cigars.-- No. 17X SecondSt. BeU Green fc Xsrgaa SAINT LOUIS, MO. . Agents for Koloay ft TH ton's ' ' flicmui, wiiopic oi w, spirit 'ill & umrueu'-' n-.i.-t ,vi . a .. . AYER'g Ague Cure Wfm aarra w t roa TBI SRZST CCRZ o. Intermittent Fever, or Fever an. Remittent Fever, Chill FrWiT,,i Acne, Periodical HeadachN Headache, aad Bilious Fever. for the whole class of disCa!iIE'!!' ating in biliary dcraBgemeau rT T the Malaria of miasmatic No one remedy is louder caEiJ t necessities of the American pcop'c ,v.r and safe cure for Fever and i-v"3 we are now enabled to otfrr, with, certainty that it will eradicate the i '5 and with assurance, founded on r- -no harm can arise from iu use in tity. -I - That which protects from or tk, disorder must be of immense scrvic." U eranmnnities where it nnv.;i - a S better than cure, fur the rati', IT!""" risk which ho must run in v;,,t.,. "?fs i this baleful distemper. This Ccsa the miasmatic pouon of Frvra xxs T' from the system and prevents the j ment of tho disease, if taken on the f -"j 'jm moos I, not only the best remedy ever yet for this class of complaints, but 4o "? Cheapest. The largo quantity we sw,'c a dollar brings it within the reach rf 'J! body; and in bilious districts, when; w AXO Aooe prevails, every body ihoj v. and use it freely both for cure and pC-' It is hoped this price will place it teach of all the poor as well astheiU , great superiority of this remedy or- other ever discovered for the speed? eJ l! tni. .T1W, tt fniwm!rfnnla i . 1. . .. no Quinine cr mineral, consequently it"tT duces no quinism or other injuriora whatever npon the constitution. Thtt-J by it are left as healthy as if they hal J, had the disease. 2 Fever and Ague is not alone the conmMa, of the miasmatic poison. A great varart-J disarderi arise from its irritation, amnt!; ij are Neuralgia, Rheumatism, Gout, HiaiiV Blindness, Toothache, Earache, Catarrh, i-i ma. Palpitation, Painful Aifection f t Spleen, Hysterics, Pain in the liowi' r;. Paralysis, and Derangement of the SunJ all of which, when originating in this oc, Vm iUa Uood (md conscqutlr tu oecomr peri. Coison fr consequently curts thru ,-. alike. It is an invaluable protccti-n tu b-L grants and persons travelling or tenp n-j residing in the malarious districts. If uia occasionally or daily while exposed to the a. lection, that will be excreted from tic sy&3, and cannot accumulate in sufficient ipj, to ripen into disease. Hence it is crm rai valuable for protection than cure, and few rj ever suffer from Intermittents, if they mi themselves of the protection this nna!j it fords. Ayer's Cathartic Pills, FCR ALL THE FURPOSES OF A FAMILT FHTSi are so composed that disease within the rtai their action can rarely withstand or tmit ttx Their penetrating properties search, and 6uut, and invigorate every portion of the human nt ism, correcting its (Uncased action, and im rat its healthy vitalities. As s eonseiiucnrr of lira properties, the invalid who is bowed down 1 pain or physical debility is astonished to tUa health or energy restored by a remedy t ona a simple and inviting. lot only do they cure the every-dar enmrlm of every body, but also many Inrnii&lie ai dangerous diseases. The agent btlownjauti pleased to tumuh gratis my American Aiiuuc containing certificates of their cures and dircnua for their use in the following complaints : t'oxr, fiu, Heart'iurn, Headache arisiny rum sVjotcM Utomaeh, Xautea, Indiyeition, J'uiu in ad il rd Inaction of the ISotceJt, t'tatnlmty, Lou tf Apa tite, Jaundice, and other kindced corr-pUua arising from a low ttate of the body or orxtmsa of its functions. Tory are nn excellent thrnc for the renovation of the blood and the man tion of tone and strength to the system dctiiuai by disease Ayer's Cherry Pectoral, yoa thk eafid ccai or CoHghs, Colds, Influenza, Iloarwim, Cronp, Bronchitis, Incipient CoaM tion, and for the relief of t obsubiwi Patients in advanced stages of Ut disease. So wide is the field of its usefulness and n- merous aro the cases of its cures, that every section of country abounds in prnma ; licly known, who have been restored from akraur and even desperate diseases of the hmei by use. When once tried, iu superiority oer ncy other medicine of its kind is too apparent to esoa observation, and where ha virtues are known, at public no longer hesitate what antidote to erpnv for the distressing and dangerous affecnoni pulmonary orgnns that are incident to our drsaa While many inferior remedies thrust ! community have failed and been disciroed,ttji has gained friends by every trial, eonerred onea on the afflicted they can sever fcraet, ! and too nniirti'M be forgotten. PREPARED BT DR. J. C. AYER & CO. LOWELL, MASS. FOR SALE BY Shreve k Macv, White Cloud, Kam Dr. J.W. Rc.ed, Iowa ToiDt, " McAllister AJItt, LafjicUc, A. J. Minier, Highland, " Peter A Ncphler, Orf gon, Mo. Zfok k Baldwin, Forest City. n 1 t. n I n ; . wholesale. Van Lear, Brittaiu k Hardy, St. And by Agents in every town in States.. fvb. 17, 5J-T Extenslre Machine EstabllsiB"1 St. Louis, 3IO' vnwAnn noYLE, WILL sell all kinds of Machinery, Enffinet, Saw and Grist M.l!i.S, Boilers of all shapes and forms, at low ,, can be got in the West. I warrant au - j K. f K.f -.l and workBlMIB-F have also on hand a first rate loi oi Rirnnwn haD BOILERS. which I will sell at a very low 8sw- J sons in need of aaythinpia WT v-ijs ry, will please give me a call befors elsewhere, aa they wiU find cuevDere, aa wcj " , . . ,. , .t the eon" laee. air esiaonsoiueu. -- . M Main and Cherry Streets, r-t w . -y mi mi artj. uuii - STIie Kansas M TIlTIISDAT, SOL. MILLER, Editor aad Pra WHITE CLOCB, TE2M3-$2 pciffir, ifl A RATES QSDVERTK- , 1 square, ( 1 0 lWor lass.) one wc. 51 Each addition naertion, jl lj I square. oaeTfear, , ..... JJ Business Cards, of 5 lines or less. j ft Liberaldcductiorui will be mads to advertise by the year. ,fll eonfined exclusively to their oa u business. , r j tt&r. Administrators', Executors , ' 1" lfM a ment, iJissoiutioo ana rni- .isai1" announcing Candidates for Office, vance. . yt tv" Displayed advertisemeata " an extra price. i ..tare tma. T,tit ff admitted, they will be advertUcntents,at $2X0 per flrkeJ fcn Advertisements received, o ntij4 I specified number of Inrrtioas.wiU Inntil ordered oat, aad casi" tadvertiaemeats I trietly in advanca. ...ted?'" Billfoe advertUina-wai ly, at the end of each q- . ess' The above reinilatioiis " "i,ltB idly adhered to, nnless varied by T ir 'a'Ja?Z.'. 7 '" - rfwwripb0"' lLTJoi)rnnunr,i"-J - A in the best style, upon sfiort "