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F CHAPMAN, Chemist. 4Bwedway, T-UNKHANNOCK, WYOMING CO., PA. -WEDNESDAY, MAY 20. 1808. Patrick's Column. Spring Trade for '6B Will open on or about the Ist of May, AT TUNKHANNOCK, PENN'A. C. Detriclu, (SUCCESSOR TO BUICTBLL t BASSATTITL,) Proposes to establish himself permanently in trade at this place, at the Brick store house in SamT Stark's Block, where by fair dealing and fair prices he expects to merit and receive the public patronage. Attention is called to the following in Dry Goods : SILKS, POPLINS, ALPACAS, LUSTRES, DELAINES. GINGHAMS, TRINTS, SHAWLS. LADIES' SACftUINCS, DRESS TRIMMINGS, BLEACHED AND BROWN MUSLINS, CLOTHS AND CASSIMKRES GENTS' FURNISHING GOODS, TOILET ARTICLES. NOTIONS, AC. Groceries. SUGAR, TEA, COFFEE, MOLASSES, RICE, SYRUP, CANDLES, SOAP, STARCH, FLOUR, FEED, SALT, PORK, BUTTER, CHEESE, DRIED BEEF, IIAMS, FISH of all kind*, BEANS, AC., AC., Hardware, A FULL ASSORTMENT. Cutlery OF ALL KINDS, j MEN'S AND BOYS' Hats and Caps. Boots S[ Shoes, A FULL ASSORTMENT. This branch of business made a speciality. A lot of i SEWED ARMY SHOES, A GREAT BARGAIN, SOLE LEATHER. CROCK F.RY. STONE. WOOO AND TINWARE. in great variety, j All kinds of Produce taken in exehaoge for Goods. The above art idee will be kept ia fall assortment. I mean to make the experiment of goods *° ld in quantitea rbeaper than ever before in lhi vteinity- I shall be happy to aee you, and yen ceo depend up on finding bargains tn every department. Goods re i ceived every week. J Respect fully yours. a VBTJUCA. WASHBURNE ON THE GRIDIRON. The Beauties of Mongrelism. THE TRIUMPH UP MORAL IDEAS Washburne, the great " moralist, " the " patron saint " of Grant, and the" beloved apostle "of the " intellectuals," recently made an attack on Mr. Donnelly ( Mon grelist fronr Minnesota.) Donnelly lakes the matter up, and as a mark of dignified statesmanship we give the debate as pub lished in the Congressional proceedings: Mr. DONNELLV, after passing from that point, referred to the charge in Mr. Wash burne's letter that his (Mr. Donnelly's) opposition to the hill offered some time since by Mr. Wasbhnrne, of Wisconsin, to reduce the fair on the Pacific JLaiiroad, might be attributed to the fact that he had a free pass to ride over the road. He de clared that he had never ridden over a mile of the toad, and did not expect to until it was completed from the Mississip pi to the Pacific. It would be a consola tion, then, to know, he said, that that mighty work had been resisted and op posed hv the most blatant, l >ud voiced, lug-chested, smail-headed, bitter hearted demagogue in all tlie land. [ Laughter on both sides of the Chamber. ] Referring to the charge made against him in Mr. Washburne's letter, of Ins be ing "an office beggar, " Mr. Donnelly said: An office beggar, and that from a gentleman bearing the name which he does! 44 Kt hi brute." An office beg ar! Why, Mr. Speaker, when I entered the State of Minnesota, it was Democratic. When I entered the county in which 1 live it was two to one Democratic. 1 no office and expected none. Hut the charge comes from such a quarter that I cannot fad to notice it. Tlie gentleman's family are clironie office beggars. They are noth ing if not in office. Out of office they are miserable, wretched, God-fin-akin. and as uncomfortable as that fam us slump tailed bail in fly time. [ Laughter.] This w hole trouble ari.-cs fr>un the per sistent determination of one of tlie g' title man's family to "it in this body. Every young male of the gentleman's fam ly is born into the world with "M. C." frank ed on his broadest part [ Laughter.] The great calamity seems to he that God, in His infinite wisdom, did not make any of them broad enough to make room for U. SS. [ Laughter.] There was room for "U. 5.," but the other S. slipped over, and U. S. ai d Company is the firm.— [ Laughter.] The SPEAKER interrupted Mr. Donnelly and reminded him that Lis language was beyond the usual limit of parliamentary propriety. Mr. WA sum RNE again intimated his desire that "the party" should be per mitted to go on. Mr. DONNELLY said he was sorry to transgress the proper limits of debate, but the House would perceive that the char acter of tlie letter on which he was com menting made him speak under some feel ings. I was drawn into it, he said, by the charges made against my personal charac ter by the viie insinuation contained in that letter that I was a fugitive from justice, and that I fled fiom the City of Phila delphia, 44 under suspicious circumstances, between two days." This, Mr. Speaker, is an absolute, unqualified, unmitigated falsehood, and but lor the respect which I have for you, and for this House, I would use stronger language. Mr. Donnelly then went on to relate that charge, and bad read by the Clerk a letter from the attorney-General <f Penn sylvania, with whom Mr. Donnelly had studied law. speaking in strong terms of the probity and purity of his character, and of the public esteem in which he is held in that community. Mr. Donelly then went on to say : I stand here repeating the challenge that if anywhere < n God's earth, down in the mire of filth and all nastitiess, the gentle man can pluck up anything which touches my hotiot, let it coiue. I shall meet it on its met its. I have gone through the en tire catalogue 1 have analyzed the entire contents of the gentleman's foul stomach; I have dipped my hand in its gall, and I have exam tied the halt digested fragments which 1 found alert in the gastric juice.— But if it is possible f u the g-tith man from Illinois, by his par.staliic action, to throw up anxthing mote loathsome, more dis gusting then he has vomited over me in that letter, in God's name, let it come. The SPEAKER again interiuptid Mr. DonnelU', and again reminded him that his language was out of order. Mr. WASIIBI RXE, of Illinois, again re-] peated the hope that the u p-tsiy ' might be j permitted to go on by unanimous consent. | Mr. DONNELLY said— l thank the House and " that other " for the courtesy. [G>n- j eral laughter.] I will not notice all the j charges which crawl over all the surface 1 of the letter, as vermin crawl over the body of some beggar, but there is one other personal chatge, that 1 have chang ed my name. The intention of the gen - tleman is to give out not only that I am a fugitive (rum justice, but that I was trav eling under an alias. Mr. Speaker, I was, within a few hours after my birth, baptized Ignatius Loyoal Donnelly. lam Ignatius Loyoal Donnelly to day, and with Hod's help I expect to re main so until the end of my career. If I should ever be inclined to change my name it 6eems to me that I would take that of " Eliliu." [ Laughter and enjoyment of the same on both sides of the House. Mr. WASHBURN a was understood to say that he would change his name. I Mx- DONNELLY retorted—lf I thought " To Speak his Thoughts is Every Freeman's Right. " the gentleman would change it, it would be an inducement to me to retain it. But what is the meaning of that attack? It means that this gentleman is cracking bis whip over members of this House, end has been the natural successor here of these old slave lords who used to crack their whips here; his 44 vaulting ambition has .o'erleaped itself." Not satisfied to assail us bete, to vituperate us here, he is going to mould the next Congress, and he is sail ing into other districts to tell the people whom they should select and whom they shall not select. My friend ( Mr.* Price ) meets in the newspaper ol his distriet the assault of the gentleman. He is ringing the whole vast amphitheatre. Why does he do this? There is a simple explana tion which is given out in my district, and which is one of the great arguments why they shoiißl send the distinguished gentle man's brother to this House, namely, that he owns General Grant That he carried Ulvsses S. Grant in his pocket. Why, sir, he already feels on his shoulders the cares of empire. He is already forecasting ca hincts, dispensing foreign missions, setting man up and putting them down. We can apply to him the language of Cleopatra to Mark Antony : '' In his livery walk crown* and coronets ;ein pire and Gland, Are like plates dropped from the pocket-" lias he not lived in the same town with General Grant, and should lie not there fore, perforce, be the Warwick, the king maker the power behind the throne? 1 never could account for that singular fact that he lived in the same town with Gen. Grant, except on that great principle of compensation which tuns through the cre ated world, the tow n of Galena having for many years endured the gentleman —God Almighty felt that rothitg less than Ulysses S. Grant should balance the ac count. [ Laughter] Josh Billing-, talk ing of compensation, says: 44 It is a ques tion whether the satisfaction of scratching will not a man for ttie punishment of having the itch." I leave the gentleman's constituents to apply the parable. I bow in profound admiration before the genius ot Ulysses S. Grant. I recognize liirn as the greatest, wisest, broadest intellect of this generation. I cannot think that he will degenerate into btcoming a puppet to be played by w ires held in the hands of the gentleman from Illinois, or that he will degenerate into a kind of hand organ to be toted around on the back of the gentle man from Illinois, while his whole family sit on the top of the machine grinning and c itching pennies like a troop of monkeys. [ General and continuous laughter.] I would say to Ulysses S. Grant, if it w as in mv power to whisper anythirg in his ear, to take counsel by that profound remark of Aminadab Sleek, when he said : 44 \ <>u all expect to get into Heaven by holding on to my coat-tail; but I will 100 l you all : I'll wear a inonkey jacket." f Laughter.] General Grant has got to wear that politi cal monkey jacket. We. had Grant up to Minnesota, and of course, the distinguish gentleman from Illinois was with him, and when General Grant was serenaded, the gentleman from Illinois stuck his head out of the window and thanked the crowd, and when they rode in an barouche together, and the crowd hurrahed, the gentleman from Illinois laid his hand upon his heart, and bowed his piofonnd acknowledgements. The people out there were in great doubt which was Grant and which was Wash burne, and they came to the conclusion that the quiet little gentleman must be the fourth-class politician, and that the preten tious, fussy individual must he the conquer or of Lee, [Laughter.] Old Jesse Giant, it is said, remarked on that occasion : "l'ears to me that Washburne thinks he owns 'Lysses, hut he don't own me, not by a darned sight." [Laughter.] bhall the two names go down into history together? Grant and Washburne ! Why, Mr. Speaker the intellect of Grant is like some of the ; ancient warehouses in the great cities of the | old world, where floor arises above floor, i and cellar descends below cellar, all packed ; full to overflowing with the richest uaer -1 chandiae. The intellect of the gentleman from 111 , is like some ot those establishments that ] we see in Pennsylvania avenue, where tbe j whole stock in trade of the merchant is spread out in tlie front window, and above it a label : "Anything in this window for •me dollar." [Laughter.] He is the Cheap John ol legislation, and that he should at tempt to rule and to sway General Grant is not consistent with probabilities. lxird Dundreary was once asked why it was that a dog wags bis tail. "Why," says his lordship, "the reason is because the dog is greater than tlie tail." It it were otherwise, says that profound speaker, "the tail would wag the dog." [Laughter,] Here was an instance, Mr. Speaker, where the smallest kind of a rat-terrier's tail attempts to wag a Newfoundland dog. "Cromwell, I i-hnrge thee fiirig away ambition ; j By that sin fell the d%e!s." How then can Wiudiburae hope to prtifil by it ? The gentleman should take counsel by that proverb of the llomatis, fie"ly render ed, "You cannot make a staiesman olit of every demagogue.'* Mr. Speaker, I trem ble for mv country. Is it true that eighty year* of republican government have re duced us so low that there is hut one hon est man in this House—but one It in all this Sodom ? [Laughter } Does no voice but this ring out against cliques, and con spiracies, and "rings ?" NV ill no voice be neard in the future assuring this House that its members are all a pack ol knaves ; that the country is going to ruin, and,con cluding with that favorite quotation of his from the vast stores of his erudition, i "Shake not thy gory locks at me t thou • * i canst not say I did it ?" given with a roar like a wounded gorilla, and rush into the cloak room shouts and laughter of the House. Mr. Donnelly then went on to draw a fancy sketch of Mr. Washburne as he might appear in the Congress of the heav ens addressing the archangels—how he would sail into them —how he would rout them, horse, foot and dragoons—how he would attack their motives and fling insin uation at them—how he would declare for economy; that the wheels of the universe must be stopped, for they oousumed too much grease, and that all expenditures should be stopped except that which wo'd construct for the gentleman an extra water closet. One word in conclusion. The gentleman has assailed me, and it is but right that I should put his own character in the ballance. What great measure, in his sixteen years of legislation, has the gentleman ever originated ? What liberal measure has ever met his support ? What original sentiment has he ever uttered ?—r What thought of his has ever risen above the dead level of the dreaming platitudes ? If he lay dead to-morrow iu tins Chamber what heart in this body would experience one sincere pang of sorrow? Who is there in this House whom be has not assailed. He told told the gentleman from Ver mont, the other day that every corrupt and profligate measure that was passed on had met with his support, and when the gen tleman from Vermont rose upon him, he cringed out of it like a whipped spaniel.— Did he not say to tny friend fiom Penn sylvania, Mr. O'Neill the other day, that lie would not say—for that is the gentle man's way of making an insinuation —that the gen'leman was one of a "ring"' to swindle his country ? lias he not attacked mv friend Mr. Price, of lowa, and aspers ed his motive in his legislation in this body ? He has sought to build himself on her dishonor, to glorify 7 himself in our disgrace, to pollute and befoul and traduce the very body of which he is a member. Ilarratigues are the staple of the newspapeis of the op position. We meet his charges on the stump. He has lowered, by his wholesale, reckless assault on the honor and charac ter of the members, the standard of this body. lie has furnished arguments for the wit of Dan Rice. He has furnished substance for the slanders of the pot house. Mr. WASHBURNE, of Illinois, said : Dur ing my entire time of service in this house I have never asked leave to make a per sonal explanation, and I never expect to. — The "party" from Minnesota has had the letter which I wrote to a gentleman in that State read to the House, attd it goes upon the record of the House and ou the records of the country, and there it will remain for all time. Every assertion made in that letter is true, and whoever says it is not true, states what is false. If I were called upon, I desire only to say this : If I, under any operation of circumstance, were ever called upon to make a personal explanation in reply to a member, it wo'd not be to a member who committed a crime ; it woutd not be to a member who bad run away ; it would not be to a mem ber whose whole record in this House is covered with venality corruption and crime. I The STEAKEU rcmindeJ the gentleman that his remarks were not parliamentary. On resuming the debate next day Mr. DONNALLY sa>d : 1 have been, a member 5 of this House five years, and during that } time, I have never had, until this occasion, ' the shghest ccdlision with any member. I ' have never before assailed any with abuse. ' 1 can say, in the language of that good 1 man, A Lincoln, '*l have not willingly : planted a thorn in the breast of any human > being." If 1 have sinned in this instance, 1 it was because I have suffered. I have the 1 highest respect for this House, and for | none greater than for the distinguished ' Member from Massachusetts (Mr. I>avis), 1 and although I do not think my flights of 1 imagination last Saturday, ir. which I transported the gentleman from Illinois to the realms of eternal bliss, was a violation ] of parliamentary propriety, yet that there may be no more offence to the ta>te of the , House, I will agree to suppress in the ; Congressional Globe even that paragraph in deference to the respect for the gentle- i man from Massachusetts Mr. lioss (Deui., 111.) I rise to a ques tion of order. If the gentleman from Minnesota has transported my colleague (Mr. Wasbburne) to the regions of eter j nal Hiss. I object to his taking him down ! [Laughter.] i Mr. DAWES said the statement of the I gentleman from Minnesota haJ fully an- j j svvercd the purpose, and he would never himself vote against the resolution, i Mr. WASHBCRXE (111.) — AS the gentle ; man from Minnesota has withdrawn these I offensive portions of his speech, I witb ! draw what I said in reply, j • Mr. SPAULDING —I ask leave to witb j draw my resolution. Mr. DAWES a-ked to suppress from the ! Congressional Globe the paragraphs which he had read from Mr. Donnelly's speech. Mr. KLDRIDGB objected. Several motions were repeatedly mado, amid much confusion, to adjourn. DONNELLY ironically asked —Is it prop er for me in the present temper of the House, to propose that the House imitate the illustrous example in the case of the 1 Secretary of War and Gen. Thomas, and go out and take a drink. [General laugh ter. Some saying agreed. My whistle's drv. I sav amen to that. 11a ! ha !] Mr. W ASIIBL'RHK —I belong to the tena i perance society. [Laughter.] , Mr. DONNELLY [in an uudertone)—So i do L „ Tbe SPEAKER in reply to Mr. Donnelly said that was not a question to be deter mined by the chair,although he was always gratified if gentlemen could settle their difficulties. On motion of Mr. VAN WYCK the House at 5.30 o'clock adjourned. The SPEAKER will to-morrow announce the select Committee to investigate Mr. Washburne's charges agaiust Mr. Donnel- ly, who will press a thorough investiga tion. The Size of the # Ark. Infidels have objected to the size of tbe Ark ; have asserted that it is quite absurd to suppose that ever there could be a vessel constructed large enough to hold all the creatures which must have been placed in it, with sufficient food, it may be for six or twelve months—water for the fßh, corn and so on. Now we will take dimensions of the ark from the tecords of Moses, and Calculate them on the lowest possible scale. There are two definitions given to a cubit; one that is 18 inches or a foot and a half, and the other that is 30 inches. We will take it only at the low est. Moses states that the ark was 800 cubits long; this would make it 450 feet lons, or about the length of St. Paul's Cathedral, in London. 'I he breadth he states to be 50 cubits ;we then have it 75 feet in breadth. lie states it to be 30 cubits high ;so that it was 45 feet high. In other words, it was as long as St. Paul's Cathedral, neatly as broad, and half as high. The tonnage of the ark, according to computation of modern carpenters, must have been 32,000 tor.s. The largest Eng lislt ship, ( of a size unimaginable to those who have never seen ib ) is 3,500 tons burthen; so that tbe ark must have been equal to 2C firstrate ships of war*and if armed as such ships are, it would have contained beyond 18,000 men, and pro visions for them 18 months. Guffbn has asserted, that all four-footed animals may be reduced to 250 pairs, and the birds to a still smalier number. On calculating, therefore, we shall find that the ark would have held more than five times the neces sary number of creatures, and more than five times the required quauity of food to ! maintain them twelve months. OBSERVATIONS Br JOSH BILLINCS. —If a man wants tew get at his aktual dimen sions, let him visit a graveyard. If a man wants tew he an old bachelor, and get sick at a boarding tavern, and have a back room iu the 4th story, and a red haired chambermaid bring bis water gruel to him in a tin wosh basin, I have alwus sed. and I stick tew it vet, he has got a perfek rigiit to do it. When a man loses his health, then he just begins to take care of it. This is a good judgement —this is ! It is getting so now-a-daze, if a man can't cheat in some way, he isn't bappy. Success in life is apt to make us forget tlie time we wasn't much. It is so with the frog on a jump ;he kant remember that he was a tadpole, but other folks kan. An individual, tew be a fine gentleman has either got to be born so or brought up in it from infancy ; he kant learn suddenly any more than he kan learn to talk injun kercctly by practicing on a tommyhawk. A friend of ours has two boys, aged re spectively six and eight years. Tbe vounger was partaking pretty largely of the good things ot this life at the dinner table, immediately on their return from Sabbath-school one Sunday. Ihe elder after cveing his brother for some time said : " Charlie, if you were to eat much more, and it should kill you, you would weigh so much that the angels could not carry vou to heaven." Little six-years old hesitated for a moment, and then, look ing tip, replied 4 " Well, if they conldn't do"it alone, God would send Samson down to help them ! " An lowa orator, wishing to describe bis opponent as a souless man, said : 41 I have heard that some persons hold the opinion that just at the precise moment after one human being dies, that another is born, and the soul inters and animates the new-born babe. Now I have made particular and extensive inquires concern ing my opponent and I find that some hours before he drew death nobody died. Eellow citizens, I will now leave you to draw the inference." THE KC KLI X KLAN. The Rads are making a gn at hue and cry about a new ly discovered secret association under the above title. They claim that recently the Klan inurdeicd an old man in Georgia,* for being a Union man, and hence the Army and Frecdman's Bureau be continued there. Since that an old man lias been murdered by the Loyal Leaguers, in Indiana, because he was a Democrat.— Why not send the Army aud the Bureau there also. FIORTIINO MAD. —The New York Trib une is fighting mad over the New York Tax levy, because it throws a crutnb to the Catholic Charity Schools and Homes, that are instructing the orphans and shel tering tilt homeless of all creeds. Greeley is very pious ju6t now, and belongs to all denominations that will vote the almighty nigger the master and owner of the white man. Crack yonr whip "brother Greeley, " and bring your mules into line. The popular Spring sport just now seems to be crow K. ! See roosteis in our Democratic jiajpeis all orer the country. TERMS, $2.00 Per. ANNUM, in Advance. NO. 41. #atm@arl)eit& ItiMmi. |~$T Farmers, and A?rienltnral men generally are requested to contribute to thi* Department, M it Is from their experience that we hope to gain some thing of interest for our readers. OROWING ONIONS. The high figures at which ouiona hatfe been sold tbe past season will probably in duce a more extended cultivation of this most valuable of vegetables. The most suc cessful onion grower, on a somewhat limited scale, we ever saw, kept his gfound in hig& tilth, forming a deep, rich bed for the seed.— Tha soil was thoroughly stirred to the depth of af<ot or more, and finally pulverized.— When thus prepared, the parry commenced tramping across the beds in the line of the extended rows, thus compacting the soil quite hard. This done, a rake wae used to stir up or scarify the surface sufficiently deep to cover the onion seeds lightly or to assure its germination. In thus tramping the onion beds down, after the soil has been properly stirred and prepared, the onions was grown, during the period of its growth, upon the surface, causing it to expand with more free- dom than would have been the case if cover ed deep in a mellow soil. The result of this mode of planting and cultivation was the most prolific yield of the best developed on ions we ever saw. This mode was pursued year after year, and with unvarying success —Rural New Yorker. ORCHARD CATERPILLARS- Yellowish brown moths or millers deposit eggs in cylinder, or rings, encircling small branches upon fruit trees in the fall. These bulbs usually contain from two to five hun dred eggs, and they are protected from the wet and cold by a coating of peculiar water proof varnish. In tbe spring as soon as tbe weather is warm enough to start young leaves, the eggs hatch out into worms, and they subsist upon the foliage of trees—lf not destroyed—for a Dumber of weeks, and then encase themselves in cocoons and undergo a tran-formation and appear again as moths or millers. The eggs are usually deposited near the extremity of a branch, and fian be readily seen. The best time to destroy them is ear ly in the spring. Take a common fruit lad der and go throu & h the orchard clipping off every 7 twig containing a bulb, and put it into the fire. Each bunclj of eggs thus re moved destroys hundreds of caterpillars that wo'd require ten times the amount of labor with coal oil, soap suds, etc., to eradicate one month later. LIME FOR SMALL FRUIT. —Many have bes* itated to make the abuvc use of lime, fearing it might produce au injurious effect. It is well for us to state, from experience, that the application of linte to Strawberries, Blackber ries, Raspberries, Currants, Rhubarb and As paragus wilfact beneficial, unless the ground hs been previously heavily limed, or tbere is very littly vegetable matter in the soil— Burnt shell lime should be applied in prefer ence to stone-lime, and not more than twen five or thirty bushels per acre sown freah over the surface. Used in this way, with frequent and small yearly doses, it gives the best results. TOADS FOR GARDENS.—A correspondent of tlie Lamoille News Dealer says he success fully defends his vine patch by laying boards between the rows in such a manner ss to atlord shelter to toads in the day time, and leave it undisturhed, so that they will make their home under it, which they will do in great numbers. At night they will sally out aud devour every bug, and grow fat as aldennen. lie says he has a dozen or more of these little philanthropists making their home under a single board not more than six feet long. BUNKS OR ROLLS. —Thicken one quart of warm water or milk, add a little salt, one half cup of melted butter, and one cup of good yeast ; make into biscuits for morniDg, or into an oval toil, aud draw a deep cut. If not very light add a li".tie soda. VEGETABLE SOUP. —Take a shin of beef, si* large carrots, six large onions, twelve turnips one pound of rice or barley ; parsley leeks and summer savor, put all into a soup-kettla and let it boil four bours ; add pepper and salt to taste ; Serve all together. It makes a good family soup. The most delicious fruits are composed of hydrogen, oxygen, carbon, and nitrogen ; and the most deadly poisons are composed of the same ingredients, differing only in the pro portions of their combinations. •It is said that the value of the horses,sheep and swine, and turned cattle in the United States, is equal to the sum total of the na tional debt— $3,000,000,000. A valuable stock of domestic animals. No man has yet been able to ride a clothes horse with the "spur of a moment." Why is the letter K liko a pig's tail 1 Be cause it is the end of pork. H owfuouy alrae looks w i thou t spacea,-