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RDEJHDESr STANDARD.
A. A. EAIILC EDITOR
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Ho! for Kansas!
"ftiefor. S. W. Cone & Co., of Millard
City, Kansas, are now forming a com
pany for tho purpose of emigrating to
t Territorr early tliis spring. They
lei?n starting from Haverhill, N. II.,
tbtir present head-quarters -on the 21st
'mt., and all those wishing to emigrate
mutt be in readiness at that time. The
company will go out under the auspices
of the " Emigrant Aid Company," Bos-
ion. The design of this Company, us our
riderare well aware, is to furnish Kan
n with actual settlers from the free
fctate, and thus defeat the object of the
Slaveocrau of the South, and roll back
i!h tido of " Border Ruffianism" which
h to orten trampled upon the peaceful
u habitant.
Thoe intending to make Kansas their
future home, and wishing information in
rvsrard to that part of the west, can ob
luin it bv corresponding with the above
nnined grntlemen, Haverhill, N. II., or
the follow ing persons, to whom they have
tb pleasure of referring:
Hon. A. H. Reeder, Washington D. C
Hon. Horace Greeley and Charles A
lUna, Editors of the N. Y. Tribune.
Gen. S.C. Pomeroy, Lawrence, K.T.
Dr. T. H. Webb, Boston, Mass.
Hon. John II. White, Lancaster, N. II.
Co!. John T. Dennison, Guildhall, Vt.
T. M. MoArthur, Cincinnati, Ohio.
D. Wilson, Millard City, K. T.
Mr. Geo. Walter, Sup't of the Amer
ican tettlrmcnt Co., N. Y. City.
To those who wish to go, we would say
that this affords an excellent opportunity
to do po, as they can be in charge of per-
ons well acquainted with the necessary
outfit, the route, and the place of their
ileMination.
The cost of emigrating from Haver
hill to Kansas City, will be, for first class
are, forty dollars. The expense is but
trilling, and when once there, is easily
made up by tho increased price paid for
labor.
Kansas, we consider, is ono of the finest
portions of this continent, both as regards
mil. clim.ite. or position. Its soil is of
the richest quality, being mostlv prairie.
Water is good, and plenty. The country
i traversed bv innumerable small streams,
and occasionally a spring, pure and cold
pushes i'rosn some hill-side. The chan-
ie very " high" and rolling." Timber
is scarce, and none too much water, tho'
there is an extra supply coming from
overhead. It is a beautiful tract of coun
try, and but little different from that we
bave already traveled over, save the
river bottom lands. The geologist would
here find an ample field for the pursuit of
his favorite science, as there are many
specimens of rock scattered over the hills,
some of which are quite curious, lliey
have the appearance of being carved out
by the hand of man ; others have the
appearance of the sky nt sunset, when
the rays of the sun arc reflected back on
the clouds, being covered with wavy lines
as regular as though drawn by the hand
of an artist.
Mat Ninth. We have traveled to
day over a very high prairie, and some
of it quite hilly, especially so on the
banks of the Big Blue, where we pitch
our tents for the night. This stream is
fordable, and has a good rock-bottom ; is
one hundred yards wide; water about
three feet deep. The eastern bank is
ouite nrecinitous. There is an abundance
of fish in the stream, some quite large,
There is some splendid scenery on this
river. Letting the eye range wherever it
will, you behold a fine rolling country,
dotted with islands of timber, partially
hid in the ?orres and ravines which
stretch away far as the vision can pierce.
The land here is good, though not so rich
as that we passed a few days since.
May Eleventh. To-day we have
traveled about twenty miles, over a mud
dy road ; it was hard hauling. The land
is a rolling prairie, though not so abrupt
as tna: we passeu over yesieruay ; bun
quite good, but not of the best quality ;
crass is shorter than that we have been
accustomed to see heretofore. We en
camp to-night on the bank of Turkey
Creek, on a hill, from which we have a
fine view of the surrounding country:
Here is one of the prettiest sights we
have witnessed. On the right of us, and
which we have just crossed, is Turkey
Creek, a small but clear running stream,
lined on either side with plenty of good
timber, and a short distance from the
road there is plenty of grass. On the
left is a fine sloping country, though uit
dulating ; and look where you will, to
either point of the compass, you will see
a countless number of wagons, tents, men,
women, horses and cattle, all pushing for
ward to the shores of the Pacific.
The above is a correct description of aj
very small portion of Kansas. We could I
give more extracts, but we have given j
sufficient for all practical purposes. At
the time we were there, the country was
a vast wilderness without trees, inhabited
by nothing save wandering tribes of In
dians, packs of wolves, and herds of buf
falo. Now, however, the scene is changed.
The thrifty farmer, the artizan, the man
ufaet'jrer,rind the printing press are there,
while the strong arm of the blacksmith
makes the anvil ring under the vior of
2sTcu)5 Stems.
Rhode Island Election. The an
nual election for State officers and mem
bers of the Legislature came off in that
State on the 2d inst. The candidates of
both the Republican and American tick
ets for State officers are chosen. The
Assembly is very close nineteen Dem
ocrats to sixteen Americans being report
ed elected thus far.
3T are Informed that the Railroad
has been sub-contracted from Burke to
Barton, and that the Engineers are now
at work, making the necessary survey,
locating the Depots, &c. Mr. Fife, the
contractor, is making active preparations
to commence grading said road immedi
ately. We receive this welcome news
fmm one who is. we sunnose, acquainted
with the facts. If this information is cor
rect, we presume stockholders will be
ready when called upon, to give the "ma
terial aid" they have long since promised,
6sf On the 14th ult., a fire at Prince
Albert, Canada, about 46 miles from
Toronto, destroyed fourteen buildings.
Loss about $20,000.
fzg- The late Henry Parish, of New
York, left by his will the sum of $50,000
to various benevolent institutions. Among
them was $10,000 to the American Bible
Society.
gg A child only nine months old, be
longing to George Atkins, of South
Gardiner, Me., vomited up one hundred
and thirty-eight pins one day last week
A Strike
The hands in tho Car Factory of
Messrs. Smith, Bbainerd & Co, of this
town, to the number of fifty, on Demg
summoned to their work on liesaay
morning refused to work longer for the
company. The company insisted on
eleven hours work while the long days
lasted. The workmen refused to comply
with this demand, and left en masse. Ten
hours, we believe, has been the rule here
tofore. It will be seen on reference to
advertising columns that the company
advertises for fifty good wood workmen.
St. Albans Messenger.
Companies foe Kansas. The At
lanta (Ga.) Intelligencer of the 29th inst.
savs: "Judging from the number of
companies, passing almost daily through
our city, on their way to Kansas, we
doubt not there will be a smart " sprink
ling" of Southerners in that interesting
region before many weeks. On Wednes
day night, a company of eighteen or twen
ty passed through Atlanta, and on Ihurs-
day we noticed another company of forty-
one, all armed and equipped, going on
their way rejoicing. They were from
Charleston ai$d gther points of South
Carolina. A company organized in this
city is expected to leave in a few days
for the same destination."
mis of the stream arc deep and gener
al!)" rock-bottomed. Thir waters flow j his stroke ; and as a consequence of this
more swiilly than those of Illinois, which
accounts for there not being so much of
fiver and ague as in many parts of the
west. The banks of the streams are high
sid often precipitous.
Tlienj is, however, one great objection
to Kansas, in the sparseness of timber,
wh'ch must prove a serious draw-back to
snvgrant, though that obstacle can be
wore easily remove! than in Illinois, as
in Kansas, then.' is, in many places, an
abundance of stone, which is not the case
in any other part of the west. These
none will answer all the purposes of
building.
We do not now spt-ak on the authori
ty of others, but from personal observa
tion having traveled over some portions
f Kansas and Nebraska in the spring
and summer of 13-52, while on our way
to Oregon. Taking the journey in the
manner w: did on foot we think it is
t jr privilege to speak, and " to speak as
cne having understanding."
Below are a few extracts from our
journal which we kept at that time.
Where the quality of soil is spoken of
a? not being first rate, we mean a-i com
pared with the best prairie lands of Illi
nois :
Mat Sixth. We have, to-day, trav-k-d
about fifteen miles on-our journey.
The ro:vU arc very heavy and nearly
impassable, occasioned by the almost in
cessant rains which have fallen for the
pa-t two or three days and nights. We
passed through Catholic Mission, a small
trading post situated on a delightful prai
rie, and having the richest surroundiii"
t-ountry in America. The soil is sur
passed by none in the world. Vegeta
tion is very rank and tolerably far ad
vanced. Mat Eimith. We encamp to-night
on the margin of a small and rather slug
gish stream. It has an abundauceof fish.
Grass is here very luxuriant, and our
Mock do wtll. It hiu been very bad
weather for the past few days. We have
hal to stand in the rain one half the time.
It has been extremely cold and windy.
Some of our party, mostly Misbissippi-n-,
"cuss their picterV without stint,
for having started; but being fairly en
trapped, they determine to "keep their
spirits op," by turning "spirits down."
Tiii- country ovrr which w? have p)ed
change, the animal creation and the In
dian wigwam, must give place to the hut
and the school-house of the civilizing and
destroving white man.
Turkey Wheat.
Mr. Editor : la the Record of the
Oilcans County Agricultural Society, for
1-3.50, there is an cr.try, as follows : David
P. Willey, of Derby, presented a speci
men of wheat, called lied Turkey Wheat,
which has been imported recently. His
crop was 109 1-2 bushels from G 7-8 acres,
a fraction over 20 bushels to tho acre,
weighing C3 lbs. to the bushel, and pro
ducing -1 1 lbs. fine, and 7 lbs. coarse flour
to the bushel, (not tolled). This crop
was raised on a loomy soil, in Derby,
without manure, lime, or ashes, wheat
sowed dry ; the land was greensword,
broke up last grass, and summer followed.
Now I would like to know what has be
come of this Turkey Wheat ! Will Mr.
Willey, or some one of our enterprising
Farmers in Derby, inform me through
the Standard, whether that kind of wheat
has continued to yield at the rate above
stated, or anything like it, and if so, if
thera is any of the seed to be had.
April 0,1850. A FARMER.
gT John Murrell, of Lynchburg, died
recently in New Orleans. He was, per
haps, the wealthiest man in Virginia, be
ing worth, it is supposed, full $2,000,000.
gg" There is an unparalleled emigra
tion from New Hampshire to the west,
this spring. The New Hampshire Pat
riot savs, "There is no doubt that more
people will leave this State for the west
this year than have gone in any three
past years."
Mutiny. Ktw Fork; April 2. Yes
terday three of the crew of the brig Sea
Breeze, (of Bucksport, Me.,) bound to
Darien, mutinied, and drew their knives i
on the captain. They were put in irons,
and taken on board the revenue cutter
Washington.
Methodist Conference. Provi
dence, 12. I., April 2. The sixteenth
session of the Providence Annual Con
ference of the Methodist Church, com
menced this day. The session was occu-
piod in the organisation and the prelimi
nary business.
gSf Rev. Willard Brigham, late of
Wardsboro', Vt., was installed as pastor
of the First Congregational Church in
Ashfield, Mass., on the 12th ult.
Oregon. The attack on the Rogue
River settlement, Oregon, by the Indians,
in which thirty of the settlers were killed
was on Saturday, the 23d ult. The fight
ing continued nearly all day, and but few
of the whites escaped to tell the story,
On Sunday morning the Indians burnt
most of the houses. About 300 hostile
Indians are in the field, led by a Canada
Indian named Enos. The Oregon legis
lature asks for the removal of Gen. Wool
for the inactivity in the present war, and
refusing to send troops to the relief of the
volunteers. He returued to San Fran
cisco after a brief visit to the territory,
and stated that the Indian troubles had
been exaggerated and amounted to little.
Miss Martha Burwell, of Botetourt
county, Ya-, recently deceased, emanci
pated thirteen slaves, and made provis
ion in her will for their removal to Liberia.
jjg Lookout for the five dollar bills,
on the Elmira Bank, altered from ones.
Vignette, a horse, farm house in the dis
tance, and a female bust cn the lower
right corner.
Frank Allen, a race horse well
known in Virginia, has been bought by a
company of gentlemen at Columbus,' Ga.,
for SjOOO.
Washington Cocntt Court. The
Court during the past week has been en
gaged in a very exciting criminal case
Samuel Webster of Roxbury, who ha3 a
wife and several children, was tried for
the crime of rape and found guilty. Two
fast young men, named John Webster
and Charles Eider, were witnesses for
the defence, tnd so conducted on the
stand that they were at once arrested and
brought before Azel Spalding for exam
ination cn a charge of perjury, and were
placed under bonds in 100 each, to ap
pear for trial at the County Court. They
procured bail. Vt. Watchman
Vt. State Agricultural Society.
In accordance with the published call,
a eoodly number of the tried and true
friends of the Agriculturist interest of the
State, met at the Court House m Mont
pelier, on Tuesday, the 26th ult.
B. B. Newton, Esq., of bt. Aioans
called the meeting to order, and an or
ganization was effected by choosing Dr.
Asa Georob of Calais, President, and
James 31. Richardsoh, of Waitsfield,
Secretary.
After the adoption of the Constitution,
tho meeting proceeded to make choice of
the following officers for the ensuing
year, viz :
Hon. L. BRAINERD, St. Albans,
President.
Jason Steele, Windsor, Geo. W. Bailey
Montpelier, Vice Presidents.
Jos. Poland, Montpelier, Recording
Secretary.
J. M. Richardson, W aitsfield, Corres
ponding Secretary.
J. T. Thurston, Montpelier, Treasurer,
John Dewey, Maidstone, Essex Co.
Wm. Sowles, Alburgh, Grand Isle Co.
B. B. Newton, St. Albans, Franklin Co.
A. J. Rowell, Troy, Orleans Co. A. G.
Chadwick, St. Johnsbury, Caledonia, Co.
P.S. Benjamin, Wolcot, Lamoille Co.
R. Richardson, Montpelier, Wash. Co.
John P. Skinner, Windsor, Windsor Co.
David Goodale, Brattleboro, Wind. Co.
M. Harrington, Bennington, Benn. Co.
Chester Spencer, Castleton, Rutland Co.
Henry S: Gale, Bridport, Addison Co.
E. D. Mason, Richmond, Chittendon Co.
L. II. Spear, Braintree, Orange Co.,
Directors.
On motion, Voted, to adjourn this meet
ing to meet at tha same place the third
Tuesday in April, (loth day,) a 7 o'clock
in the evening, at which time all the offi
cers of the Society, particularly the Board
of Directors above named, are earnestly
invited to be present, for the purpose of
framing by-laws, choosing a Finance
Committee, and doing all needful things
to render the Society thorough and ef
ficient in promoting the great object of its
organization. :
It should be added, that the best of
feeling prevailed at this meeting. From
all sections of the State represented, there
was a united voice that such an organi
zation is imperatively demanded, and that
it icill be sustained.
A. GEORGE. Pres
J. M. Richardson, Sec'y-
Kansas Movements at the South.'
Mxssrssrppi Riter, March 16.
I have just come up from Tennessee,
and let me assure you the South are now
moving in earnest in sending settlers to
Kansas. - I heard a letter from Kansas
to a gentleman in Memphis, read nt a
Kansas Meeting, in which the South were
urged to send their men on immediately.
The onlv hope," the writer stated, "was
in sending on enough to whip the d d
Abolitionists before the 1st of J uly, or the
Territory would be lost." The writer
8ftvs further: "There are now at least
three Abolitionists to One friend of the
ct. ;f onvthihar is to be done it
UUULll) c..u J o
must be done quickly."
On the boat now there are 27 from
Smith Pnrnlinn. hound for Kansas. Send
Plant Trees.
As the season for transplanting ti,
near at hand, we would urge upon oa
readers the importance of takii
on
C5f Gov. Merriweather of New Mexi
co, was robbed of $500 on a Mississippi
steamer, on the 27th ult.
faT The Republican Executive Com
mittee, appointed by the Pittsburgh Con
vention, assembled at Washington on the
20th ult., and issued the following call :
To the People of the United
States. The People of the United
States, without regard to past political
differences or divisions, who are opposed
to the repeal of the Missouri Compromise,
to the policy of the present Administra
tion, to the extension of Slavery into the
Territories, in favor of the admission of
Kansas as a free State, and of restoring
the action of the Federal Government to
the principles of Washington and Jeffer
son, are invited by the National Commit
tee, appointed by the Pittsburg Conven
tion of the 22d of February, 1856, to
send from each State three Delegates
from every Congressional District, and
six Delegates at large, to meet in PHIL
ADELPHIA, on the seventeenth day of
June next, for the purpose of recommen
ding candidates to be supported for the
offices of President and Vice President
of the United States.
A Challenge to the World.
Sarah Philbrook, of Hardwick, Vt,
widow of a revolutionary soldier, and
CiTlt said that the United States Sen
ate will subscribe for 10,000 copies of Dr.
Kane's coming work.
The number of books published in
Great Britain, from 1816 to 18-51, was
45,072, or 1,287 books annually more
than double the average number from
1800 to 1827.
of a wealthy family died of delirium tremens.
CiT " No more need for Temperance
labor in this town," said a citizen of
Springfield, Vermont, to the editor of the
whose age is ninety-four years, made and j Temperance Standard. That very day,
sold last season from two cows, six hun- i and almost the same hour, a young man
urea pounds of butter, besides milk and
butter for family nse. I was at her house
two days since and saw twenty two and
a half pounds of beautiful butter that
she Lad just made, in eight days, from
the same two cows, being the first churn
ing of this season. Said cows have the
appearance of being what is termed the
native breed. Mrs. Philbrook never
keeps any hired girl ; has no assistance
whatever about the house, only what is
rendered by her boy who is not quite
seventy years old, and who does not in
tend to marry while his mother is able to
A. !. 1.
Barton, April 3, 1856.
K.
Correction In the communication
from Barton, last week, where we inserted
the words, " I have received a letter,'
suooM hac rd, " I have rti- a lett-r,
Peace in Europe. If peace is
agreed upon now, the parties to the war
will stand in something like the follow
ing order:
1- Turkey. Stripped and plundered.
2. Russia. Unconquered, and tri
umphs. 3. France. Her arms secured the
allies' victories.
4. Austria. Eating the oyster, and
awards the shells.
5. Sardinia. Fighting for gold, she
loses nothing.
, 6. England. Her prestige on land
and sea lost.
Benjamin F. Harwood, Clerk of the
it I Court of Appeals, died suddenly yester
" ! j - - ...
o inOTntnjr, in uianv.
Lieut. Maury's agricultural ad
mirers are about to urge upon Congress
the establishment of a "Metereological
Bureau," under his able supervision. A
committee appointed by the "National
Agricultnral Society" has the matter in
charge, and petitions are pouring in from
Agricaltural and Horticultural Societies
throughout the Republic
S3T A book published in France more
than two hundred years ago has recently
been dug up. It shows that putting the
thumb to the nose and twirling the fin
gers was in vogue at that ancient period.
A servant, whose master was about to
beat him, plunged into the Seine, and
s am across. vvnen halt way across,
he turned round in the water, and, put
ting his thnmb to his cheek, moved his
hand like a wing, and made grimaces at
his master on shore."
Valuable Sheep. A correspondent
writing us from New Hampshire, says
Mr. Nathaniel M. True, of Meriden,
sheared 100 sheep, which averaged 6
pounds and 14 ounces per head of good
wool, well washed. The wool readily
sold at the highest figure. The sheep
are remarkably healthy, easily domesti
cated, cheaply kept, and for length, thick
ness, compactness of fleece, are unsurpassed.
Corpse Discovered. We leam
from Mr. Geo. Bliss of Shelbourne, that
the dead body of an unknown man was
discovered the 2d in Mr. Spear's wood in
that town a few rods from the railroad
track; It lay face downwards and had
evidently been so for two or three days
The face was much discolored. Appar
ently he was crossing from the track to
the ice of the bay on his way to the har
bor, and while so doing was taken with a
rush of blood to the head, and fell and
died without moving. He was apparently
from SO to 40 years old, middle sized
and was dressed in grey clothes, through
out with a black soft felt hat. It i3 tho'i
he was a painter from stains on his clothes
and that he came from this direction, and
it is hoped that by this publication the
corpse may be indentified and claimed by
his friends. Free Press.
Row and Death.
The Rouse's Point Advertise? says
that a quarrel occurred in that village in
a bowling' alley between two men named
Geo. CrosDy and Michael McGratb, on
Friday last. They had some hard words,
when McGrath rolled a ball against Cros
by. Crosby then seized a pin and threw
it at McGrath hitting him on the head
and cutting a severe gash. The wound
was not considered dangerous, and but
little notice was taken of it. In the eye
ning McGrath went into a grocery and
laid down on the floor, where he lay sev
eral hours, as it was supposed in a sleep
ing state merely, but in attempting to
arouse him the sad fact was discovered
that he was dead. Crosby was arrested,
and was under examination at the time
the Advertiser went to press. iSf. Albans
Messenger
Washington, April 3. The recall of
Col. Wheeler, U. S. Minister to Nicara
gua, is anticipated. Several reasons for
this step are mentioned, one of which is
that he has not kept our Government
posted on the affairs of that country, hav
ing neglected to write by several mails.
The State Department sent out no dis
patches to him by Major Heiss.
It is said that a project calculated to
damage Walker's movements in Nicara
gua, is now before the Cabinet Secre
tary Marcy is the reputed author of the
scheme.
Mr. Seward is preparing an elaborate
speech on Kansas affairs, which will prob
ably be delivered on Tuesday next ; it
Deing understood that he is to follow Mr.
Geyer of Missouri, who has the floor
Monday, on the same subject.
friends of Freedom faster and faster or
all is lost Two hundred trom AtaDama
are to come up next week.
Emigration to Kansas. The ice is
breaking up on the Western rivers, and
with the disappearance of the ldng em
bargo is reopened the channels of a large
Western emigration. It promises to be
as lare or larger than ever before, and
of this emigration not a small portidn is
on its way to the important Territory of
Kansas. We hear of companies forming
in various parts of the United States.
The Wisconsin correspondent of the New
York Evening Post writes that county
leagues are forming throughout the State,
the object of which is to promote a large
emigration to that Territory. A company
consisting of one hundred men, each one
armed with a Sharp's rifle, will leave
New Haven on Monday. They go out
to found a township, leaving for the pres
ent their families behind them. Another
company in New Haven has been formed
for colonization in the 'same Territory,
which will leave as soon as its comple
ment is enrolled. Similar companies are
also being organized iii Albany, Roches
ter, Syracuse, and various other places
In consequence of the recent act of bri
gandage, and the threats of similar out
rages upon private property on the Mis
souri river, the plan has been formed of
establishing a new route to Kansas, which
shall avoid Missouri altogether. The
party from New Haven, it is stated, pro
pose to go by the Rock Island railroad
through Iowa city, and thence overland.
If the attempt succeeds, other companies
will, without doubt, follow their example,
avoiding Missouri as they would the coun
try of the Pawnees or other Eavages.
Atlas.
A Malicious Attempt. '
Last Wednesday evening, while the
Northern Train was coming in through
the Cut in this village, the trucks sudden
ly struck the ties causing no little con
sternation among the large number of
passengers aboard. The train ran for
ward several rods, bringing the engine
up within a foot of the ditch. It was
moving at the rate of 12 or 15 miles an
hour, yet no great damage was done, save
breaking a truck wheel and the fright
aforesaid.
It was foundj on examination, that a
rail had been removed by some malicious
scoundrel, as the tool-house of the section,
near by, was broken open, and a clinch-
bar, used for drawing spikes, taken there
from. The bar was found, next mornius:.
tossed out into the snow, with the foot
prints of a man leading to and from it. It
is supposed to be the act of some one well
acquainted with the manner of fastening
rails, and the use of railroad tools. Two
Irishmen, lately discharged from service
on the road, were arrested on suspicion,
but nothing was proved against them -
Burlington Sentinel.
rence with shade trees which win
only shield them from the burning ray,
the snmmer sun, but will add greatly t,
the beauty of the town or city in
they reside. Within a few years pj
there has been an increased iuteres;
awakened in many parts of New En,
land in regard to this matter, and the
good result of it has been seen in the for
mation of "Tree Associations" for
purpose of ornamenting the streets of
town in which they are located with shad
trees. The socil'ty in East Boston has
put out over thirteen hundred trees dur.
ing the past four years, and five
hence those trees will be one of the g.
est ornaments of the "Island Ward.V
Other Societies have done well
their example should be imitated (.
others.
There should be a tree association fc
every town to attend to this importsu
matter and to those citizens who hay.
any public spirit who are not hound m
entirely in their own affairs the
once entered upon would be one of i;
and abidi ng pleasure. It is a work
so fully commends itself to the approvsi
of every on? that we believe there wool;
be no difficulty in forming an association
in every town or village in New Englim!,
if the matter was only taken hold ofim
proper manner: What is wanted is fe
some one to lead in the good work. Ls
some dozen of the citizens of any of on:
suburban towns issue a call for a mettinj
to form such an association, and we hats
no doubt that it would be generally a;,
tended. We believe it would be tetrad
in almost every case that the owners o;
the estates in front ot which the trees
were placed would gladly pay the cost c;
the trees and of setting them out ; and
where there are those (we hope they are
very scarce) who would refuse to do so,
the expense would be borne by the an
nual assessment for membership, or bj
the proceeds of a levee or fair held annu
ally in behalf of the association. And it
this department of the good work the gen
tlemen would find the fair sex their Kil
ling, cheerful and efficient co-laborers.
The season is at hand when those kg;
feel an interest in this matter should at
In a few days the frost will be out of it.
ground, and the time will have arrive:
when the trees intended to be put e
this season should be attended to. Soi
is the time to organize a society and pe;
feet all the arrangements for a vigortw
prosecution of the work the present sea
son. We hope to hear this Spa- nt
the formation of many "Tree Ac
tions," and to witness as the fruits of their
labors, the avenues of our subutk:
well as those of more diitu:
C3 A revival commenced in Marietta
college, Ohio, and the indications are very
, encouraging.
on
C3" In the county house at Mount Hol
ly, N. J, a boy who had committed some
act requiring punishment, was put into a
cell with a crazy man, who seized the bor
1 . , . ....
tUiW mm,mangung him ih a ehock
iDg manner.
towns, as
towns and cities, ornamented with beac
ful thrifty shade trees. There is no
with which a man ought to be m
proud to hate his name associated, tk
with that of ornamenting the streets r
his native town or residence with beaa:
ful shade trees. It is a work which I
survive after he has passed away, at
which will cause his name to be remer
bered with gratitude and veneration 1;
future generations. Boston Journal
Fasxt Fern's Portrait of her
Husband. Fanny Fern, in one of her
recent articles, gives the following amu
sing sketch of Mr. Parton, known as the
author of a " Life of Horace Greeley,"
but perhaps better known as the husband
of Fanny Fern :
"And there is Mr. James Parton, au
thor of "The Life of Horace Greeley,"
whom I occasionally meet. Jim is five
feet ten inches, and modest ; wears his
hair long, and don't believe in a devil ;
has written more good anonymous arti
cles, now floating unbaptized through
newspaperdom1 (on both sides of the wa
ter) than any other man, save himself,
would suffer to go unreclaimed. Jim
believes in Carlyle and lager beer ; can
write books better than he can tie a cra
vat though since his late marriage I am
pleased to observe a wonderful improve
ment in this" respect. It is my belief,
that Jim is destined, by 6teady progress, '
to eclipse many a man who has shot op
like a rocket, and who will fizzle out and
come down a stick."
Mtsteriocs Affair A man named
Rogers, of abont sixty years of age, was
found dead Sunday forenoon, at the wharf,
foot of Howland street, New Bedford.
He was doubtless murdered sometime
during Saturday night. His face was
considerably bruised, and marks of blood
were traced on the sidewalks to a house
some distance from the wharf! Several
persons have been arrested for examina
tion. The affair caused much extmnt
' in Jew Bedford.
Bamum.
We are sure, says the Provide"
Journal, that there is no violation of co:
fidence in publishing the following noi
It was written in acknowledgement d's
article in the Journal, speaking kindiy:
the writer in his present, and, we hoi
only temporary misfortunes :
New York, March 2, l&
Gentlemen I fear that my poor the
are about the most valueless article ii
can be thought of ; but I after readi
your kind editorial of the 22d inst. S:':
favors at this time are all the more p
cious from their rarity.
I have no desire to extenuate royf
but I never knowingly wronged
man. My humbugs were gotten upf
for 'the tun of the thing" than anytfc
else I always strove to make my p4
rons feel that they got Iieir monf
worth, (and if they thought they dii
they did for, 'as a man th'mketh to:
is.') I loved to make money; but
better than I loved to spend it. I P'
$20,000 per annum in charity for
last ten years ; and if 1 had not beef
jackass, impulsive and confiding, 1 iM
not have been ruined. I have paiu
secured all my personal debts ou
clock creditors $100,000 to era
name from all the Jerome paper5 ; 5
they have proved bigger asses t
was, for they, by refusing it, locked
my property, forced me to immense
rifices in order to pay my private k
and thus they got nothing from my
and I loose all.
I have no ambition to 'try agafa '
what is the use, when $460,000 are i
ing over my head ? I can alwaj5 s
my living, and shall try nothing n501'
It is bard at my time of life to l '
but I trust lean muster sufficient
ophy to enable me to bear up i'
Again thanking you most bincerelji
truly yours, P. T. Bab-""
To-day is fatt day.'

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