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fiur hearts is apathy, oar eyee in sleep the dull will y»wn, the chapel-lounger (low, Attention flag, and memory portal* rlosa. Rs«alle*«. should be warm a living altar coal, melt the icy heart and charm the soul A dull harangue, however read, Will never rouse the aoul, or raise the dead. ft shonld lie simple,practical and clear Mo flno-spun theory to ple«*e the ear No curious lora to tickle lettered pride. And leare the poor sad plain, unedified. XI should be tender and affectionate As his warm theme who wept lost Salem'MHM} Tke flery laws, with words of love allay'd, Will sweetly warm and awfully persuade. should be manly,Jnst, and rational Wisely conceived, aud well express'd withal, flnt stuffed with silly notions, apt to stain A sacred desk, and show a muddy brain. ft should possess a well adapted grace To situation,audience, time and place A sermon f«*rm'd for scholars, statesmen, IH|% With peasants and mechanics ill accords. It should with evangelic beauties bloom, Like Paul's at Corinth, Athens,or at K»me While some Epictetus or Sterne esteen, A gracious Saviour iu the gospel theme) II should be mixed with many an ardent prayer, reach the heart, and III and fasten there When Ood and man at e mutually address'd, Ood grants a blessing, man is truly blest. It should be closely well applied at list, To make the moral nail sectiloly fast Thou nrt the man. and tliou, alone will make A 'elix tromlde and a David quake! BONO OP A HORSK. Mow old stage-horse, lank and thin, Wft much else but bones and skin, I jog along, week out, week in, Kicked nn* cursed and meanly fed, Jammed! side and jerked by the head, Aad the can't at all make out ts what it's all about. Why ww^ «de to toil and tug For this little odd human bug, Two-legged, dumpy as a jajs. Who sits aloft my ribs to batter— Or why was he m-ide, for that matter And, if I needs must be created, Why is It that I was not fated To prance and curvette, flnely matel, Silver-harnessed, sleek and fat, With groom and blnnket, and all ttatf Here go, day after day, Founding and slipping down Broadway Dragging these curious !ipd things, With fore-legs gone, and yet no wings— Where they all go to I don't know. Nor why In the world they hurry SO, Nor what g'od use II«avrn puts them to! It wasn't my fault, you see, at all. That my Joints grew big. and my muscles And so I mlsied a rich man's stall. I'm clumsy, stupid, crooked, slow, Yet the meanest horse is a horse, you knoif, As well as the glossiest nags that go. O Lord 1 how Ijng will tiiey n»e me sot And when may the equine spirit go! Where glorified horses stand in a rap. Switching their bright tails audlw, Cireless of either wheels or wlioa-» Where oats are always apropos, Where flies dont grow— Oh! no. O! Bread Cast Upon the Witsri. "Please, sir, will you buy my chest nut* "Chestnatsf No!" returned Ralph Moore, looking carelessly down on the up turned fiice, whose large brown eyes, shadowed by tangled curls of flaxen hair, were appealing so pi.ifully to his own. "What do I want with chestnuts?" "But please, sir, do buy 'em," pleaded the little one, re-assured by the rough kind ness of his tone. "Nobody seems to care for them, and—and—" "Nay, little one don't cry in such a heart-broken way, said llalph, smoothing her hair down with careless gentleness. I don't want your chestnuts, but here is a quarter for you, if that will do you any good." lie did not stay te hoar the delighted, /^incoherent thanks the child poured oA ^•P^trough a rainbow of smiles and tears, but strode on his way, muttering through his teeth: ^That cuts off my supply of cigars for the next twenty-four h/urs. I don't care though, for the brown eyed object really did cry as if she didn't have a friend in the world. Hung it! I wish I was rich enough to help every poor creature out of the slough of despond While Ralph Moore was indulging In these ve y natural reflections, the dark* orbed little datnsel whom he had confront ed was dashing down the street with a quick elastic step, utterly regardless of the basket of unsold nuts that still dang led upon her arm. Down an obscure lane fche darted, between tall ruinous rows of houses, and up a narrow, wooden stair case to a room, where a pale, ghastly-look ing woman, with large brown eyes like her own, was sewing as busily as if the breath of life depended upon every stitch, and two little ones were contentedly play ing in the sunshine that temporarily sup plied the place of absent fire. "Mary! back so Boon? 4'There Surely you have not sold your chestnuts so soon "Oh, mother, mother, see!" ejaculated the breathless child. "A gentleman gave me a whole quarter If Ralph Moore could have seen the rapture which his tiny silver gift diffused around it in the poor widow's poverty stricken home, he would grudge still less the temporary privation of cigars to which his generosity had subjected hmi. Years came and went. The little chest* nut girl passed as entirely out of Ralph Moore's utcinorv as if her pleading eyes had neve' touched the soft spot in his heart but Mary Lee had never forgotten the stranger who had given her the silver piece. The crimson window curtains were •closely drawn to shut out the storm and tempest of the bleak December night the tire was glowing cherily in the grate, and the dinner table, all in a glitter with cut glass, rare china and polished silver, was only waiting for the presence of Mr. Alldley. "What oan it be that detains papa?" said Mrs. Audley, a fair, handsome mat ron of about thirty, as she glanced at the dial of a tiny enameled watch. "Six o'clock, and he does not make his Appearance." is a man with him in the But as she opened it the brilliant gns light fell full upon the face of an humble looking man in threadbare garments, who was leaving the house, while her husband atood in the doorway of bis study, appar ently relieved to be rid of his visitor. "Charles," said Mrs. Audley, whose cheek had paled and flushed, "who is that nan, and what does he want?" "His name is Moore, I believe, and he MBe to see if I would bestow upon him the vacant messengership in the bank." "And will you?" "I don't know, Mary I must think about it." "Charles, give him the situation." "Why, my love?" "Besause I ask it of yon as a favor,and you said a thousand times yon would not deny me anything." "And I will keep my word, Mary," Mid the lover husband, with an affection VOLUME XIII—No, 44. ate kiss. "I'll write the fellow a note this very evening. I believe I have got his address eomewhere about me." An hour or two later, when Bobby and Frank and little Minnie were tucked snugly in bed, in the spacious nursery above stairs, Mrs. Audley told her hus' band why she was interested in the fate of a man whose face she had not seen for twenty years. "That's right, my little wife 1" said her husband, folding her fondly to his breast, when the simple tale was concluded "never forget one who has been kind to you in the days when joa needed kind ness most." Ralph Moore was sitting, the self-same night, in his poor lodgings, beside his ailing wife's sick bed, when a liveried servant brought a note from that rich and prosperous bank director, Charles Audley. "Good news, Bertha," he exclaimed joyfully, as he read the brief words. "We shall not starve—Mr. Audley promises me the vacant situation "You have dropped something from the note, Ralph," said Mrs. Moore, pointing to a slip of paper that lay on the floor. Moore stooped to recover the estray. It was a fifty dollar b'.ll enclosed in a piece of paper, on which was written "In grateful remembrance of the silver quarter that a kind stranger bestowed on the little chestnut girl twenty years ago." Ralph Moore had thrown his morsel of bread on the waters of life, and after many years it had returned to him. HISTORIC DUELLING GROUND.—The Weehawken duelling ground, where Alex ander Hamilton was killed by Aaron Burr, in 1804, is situated on the Hudson river, about two miles above Hoboken, nearly opposite New York city. It was, in 1804, a grassy ledge or shell, twenty feet above the water, and six feet wide by thirtysix long, being just large enough for the du els that occured there. Access was only attained on the water side by means of boats and a natural flight of rocky steps. The spot at the present time has been so altered by modern improvements as hard ly to be recognizable as the once historic dueling ground. Nothing remains but a wrather~beaten stone, containing, in al most obliterated characters, the name of Hamilton. A similar stone, with Burr's name upon it, has been used as a covering stone for a culvert. The cedar tree against which Hamilton leaned just before the duel, has been cut down and thrown into the river, the names and initials in inscribed on the rocks by visitors, have disappeared, and the broad track of a railroad covers the narrow ledge. i i TREATMENT OF HORSES IN HOT WEATH ER.—During Too every summer we have periods of extreme heat, when horses as well as men die from the effocts of sun stroke Man can seek relief from the heat whenever he tkinks it necessary, but horses and mules, exposed to the fiery rays of the mid-day sun, are often pros trated and die in the street before relief can be given them. During very warm weather they should be kept in the shade as much as possible, driven a moderate speed, and when used in the ufiernoon, a wet sponge should be fastened upon their heads. They should be frequently furn ished with water to drink, in small quantities, and their mouths and heads bathed with wet sponges. If the legs or other portions of the body are chafed by their movement, water should be sprink led on the rubbed portions. Light harness and light loads, in very warm weather, are necessary to the comfort of the horse, and will be the means of promoting his life and usefulness.—Galena (111.) Gazette. MUCH LAND.—The Go following para graph from an exchange is worth more than a mere corner in a news column "It is suid that when mechanics have land, they generally give it better cultiva tion than farmers, and consequently have more grapes, pears, strawberries, and watermelons, and earlier potatoes and cu cumbers. They devote more care and la bor to a small space, and reap a larger profit from it." If any cne will look at the immense crops a very small garden will often pro duce for a family, and compare it with the very little crops from very large farms, th*y should need no better inducement to enrich their 6oil highly. The great point to remember is this, that labor is the great heavy item in farmo ing but that it takes no more labor to farm rich ground than poor ground. We have, as it were, double crops with the same single labor. TO FARMING.—A study mamma,—come on business," said Robert, Audley, a pretty boy, eleven years old, who was reading by the fire. "I'll coll him again," said Mrs. Audley, •tapping to the door. good living is what comparatively few men succeed in making in village or city life, and yet nothing is more easy of accomplishment on the farm. Besides, there is a pleasure in cultivating and embellishing the earth, improving and increasing its products, and thus adding to the aggregate of human happiness. Why, then, should young men hesitate to be farmers? It is both profitable and honorablo. It is the nearest approxima tion to independence that a man, as a member of society, can make. A gentle man farmer—and all farmers are, or should be, gentlemen—belongs to an or der of nobility that is not indebted to place-holders for installation, and may, if be chooses, be ranked among the greatest benefactors of the human race. Let the idle young men go to work on farms, and quit seeking third and fourth rate clerk ships. In short, go to farming and quit begging. Ii A man at Hurricane Heights, Arkansas, says tbat all the air about the earth will shortly blow away and he is busily en gaged in collecting all the empty bottles in bis vicinity and sealing up the precious fluid for bis personal bh when the trying time shall arrive. £he ®imw. MOORBUOR, CLAYTON COUNTY, RATS S Or ADVKRTIS INO: Space. lw 2w 4w 3m Sm ly'r. 1 square $1 60 $2 50 93 50 $S 60 $8 CO $12 00 2 squares 2 50 |_3 50"|~450l 7 50 10 00 1500 3 squares 3 00 |~4 00 6 00 TlO 00 15 00 20 00 VK col. 400 |5 MMWMWOO 25 00 35 00 col. 7 50 10 00 15 00 25 00 40 00 |~700b 1 column 14 00 18 00 25 OO] 40 00 70"00 12500 9 linesof Nonprell make a'sqiwre. Business cards of 5 lines,$8 per annum each additionalIine60 cts. MeGREGOR BOUSE. Brosins A Ht llberg. Props. (f66) Mcflregor, Icwa. E. HOLLXNGSWORTH, rBTBZOZAn and IVMBOSr, NATIONAL, IOWA. All calls promptly attended to. R. C. AMBLER, Attorney at Law, Caliuar, Iowa. Will practice in the Courts of tUo State. 648 "OUR BOUSE," (Late Mason flouse,) Menona, Iuwa. Refitted a ad furnished. Good Livery. 048 WILLIAMS WISE, Proprietors. H. BRUNNER M. D. Offlce, Bank Corner, Smith's Block, up stales. 041 MeGREGOR, IOWA DAVIS BOUSE, Elkader, Iowa. (&I7) P. K. CRANE, Proprietor. A. J. JORDAN, Attorney at Law,(offlce in Hnnk Block) 039 MeGREGOR, IOWA. R.Noble. L.O. Hatch. G. Henry Frese. NOBLE. BATCB & FRESE, Attorneys at Law, McGRKUOK, IOWA. 639 O. E. BERRT, Attorney at Law, Cresco, Town. 636 DR. ANDROS, Physician and Surgeon. Residence over Peterson A Larson's Store. Office No. 3 Masonic Block. 678-99 CITY BOTEL, (Late Allen House,) MeGREGOR, IOWA. T. ATWOOD, Proprietor. This house will be kept us a first clasi house in ev ery respect. Farmers are particularly invited to ^all. Charges as reasonuble us any other house. Qood Stabliug aud good etre. Hoarding by the day or week. 041 UNION BOUSE, MAIN STREET MeGREGOR,IOWA. llitx. II. Pastil, Proprietor. WXNNESBE1E BOUSE. Decorah, Iowa. General Stage Office JOIIN SIIAW, Proprietor. 666 JOHRT.CLABK. CHARLEY ALUM. O. t. CLAU. JOHN T. CLARK & CO., Attorney band Counsellors at Law and KealRstatc Agents, 1st Uuoreaut of Winnesheili House,Decorah, Iowa. 4W"\Vill practice in the several courts of the State also attend to collections, aud the payment taxes in Winuesheik couuty. 666 COOK & BRO., G.W.COOK. MAHVI*COOK. Attorneys at Law, Klknder, Clayton Co., Iowa, will attend t» collections, examine titles, pay taxes,obtain bounties, [tensions, 4c. Offlce opposite uiill. 536 R. HUBBARD &. CO., Jewelers and dealers iu Musical Instruments, Main Street, 494 MeGREGOR. IOWA. HAYT & BURDICK, Dealers In Lumber, Shingles stmt Lath, Main Street, McGHKGOK, IOWA. NATIONAL HOTEL, Pestrfftc, Tow a. General Stage Office. C. VanKootrr, Proprietor. 603 GEO. L. ,BASS COMMISSION, STORAGE I FORWARDING BUSINESS. Public Square, MeGREGOR, IOWA. MAT. McKINNIE, Wholesale and Iti-tnil dcalci In Stoves, and Manufac tnrer of Tin, Copper and NORTH IOWA IOWA. A. P. mCHHWOSOW JOHN N. MDRICR. One Copy, for one year, $2.90 in advance. Sheet IrouWare, Maiu8treet McGKEGOR, IOWA. MURRAY BOUSE, Main Street, McGregor. Iowa. A desirable home for the traveling public, with Rood barus and Shedsat* tachedfor the safe protection horses and wagons. 442 M. MURRAY, Proprietor. J. McHOSE & CO., STORAGE. FORWARDING AND COMMISSION. Warehouse No. l,on the Levee, McGRKGOR. Consignments solicited. 476 a. M'oaxooB. JOB. M'HOSI. MeGREGOR FANNING MILL. DICKEY WELLIVKR, Manufacturers of the McGregor Fauuii MillandGraln Separator, on West Market Square, corner Main and Ann Streets, 415y McGRKGOR, IOWA. EVANS HOUSE. [LATK AMERICAN,j Opposite Terry Landing, McGregor. Re-ftirnlshed and fitted up In good style for guests. Patronage respect fully solicited. G. II. PLANDKRS, Proprietor. 474 BBZER LODGE No. 135. Halds its Regular Communications on Monday evening preceding the lull moon in each month. .. GEO. B.McCARTY, Sec'y. 448 RATBBUN & GILL, JB DENTIST, ESS McGregor. Iowa. 680 Offlce on Main St., over l'ost Offlce. Nitrous Or ids admiulsiered as a speciality. WEST UNION BOUSE, Coruer Vine aud Eliu Sts., WEST UNION, IOWA H. J. INGERSOLL, PROPRIETOR. Good stabling aud charges moderate. Stages going east, west .north and south, call aud leave with pas sengers, moruing aud evening. y532 BOARDMAN BOUSE, (LATK WASU1KUIOM) ELKADER, IOWA. LAPATBIIK BIGELOW, Proprietor. Renovated inside aud out. Not excelled by asjr Uoteliu the West. Good Stabling. 679 TBOMAS ARNOLD, REAL ESTATE BROKER AND GENERAL AGENT, CON VEYANCER, NOTARY PUBLIC, AndJmiaissloncrof Deeds, Ac., for thcNorthwes teruS'ateH. Willattsud to the vurcliaseaudsaleol farm L*uds,City Property .Stocks,*c.,*c. Offlcv iu Auction Store, Main Street, McGregOf, Iowa. 569 LICENSED AUCTIONEER. NAVI B&OZBZ8K, SHOTGUNS.RIfles.Revolvers, Pistols,Game Dags, Flasks. Cartridges, Powder, Shot, Lead, Caps, Gun-wads. Cutlery, 4c., Ac, near Natioual Bank. MeGrtffor, I«w. Repairing of all kinds belonging to the gun and lock smith liue done promptly. Charges moderate aud all work warranted. T. H. GBLSTON. J. M. DONALD. C. T. TREGO rescto AXUIITOZR, A CO., General Coaiiimoi Merchants, 1 13 8. Oommoreial Street, Exchange Building, 8T- LOUIS, MO. J. 11. Merrill, Prest. Vim. Larrabee, Vice Preet. O. Hulverson Cashier. of MURDOGX & STONEMAN, SAMUEL ML'RIKH.'*. J- STOSSMAW. Attorneys ami Counsellors at Law, will practice in the Supreme itnd District Courts of this State. Office opposite 1st National Bank, MeGREGOR. TBOMAS UPDEGRAFF, Attorney at Law, (4£t) McGKEGOR, IOWA. ELIJAH ODELL, Attorney and Counsellor at Law, McGKRG0R,I0WA. J. C. BOZSIE, Jostle* Of the Peace. Ollk-u with T. Updegraff. DOUGLAS LEFFINGWELL, Attorney at l, iw, McGregor, *otva. Office over Peter* son it Larsou's Store 311 LOUIS H. ANDRICK. Attorney at Law, Reynold'* UlocW r.ntranoebetween 146 and 148 D.iirlxjin Strvei »U« on Madison Street and Custom House (P. O.) place, Chicago. Capital SIOO.000. At current rates for aalaoa all tlf Principal Cltfei of England, Ireland, Germany, Norway, France, Sweeden, And Other Parts of Europe. ALSO Passenger Tickets FOR SALE To and From all the Large Cities in EUROPE, by Steamer and Past Sailing Vessels. All kinds of OOVERNMKNT SECURITIES bought and sold. 040tf HXBBEXr A CO., TEAS, TOBACCOS AND CIGARS, 235 Randolph Street, Geo. Hlbben, Chicago. "J Lewis Maddux, New Tork. W. B. Sladdax,Cincinnati. 519y FRANK XSRZMAN OPPOSITE STOVES WE MAR6II WITH THE FLAG AND KEEP STEP TO THE MUSIC OF TOE UNION. MeGREGOR, IOWA, WEDNESDAY, JULY 28, 1869. W. R. Klousird'Asst. Catk)er FIRST NATIONAL BANK or Kcsuoou CHICAGO. II.A. HOMEYER. W.YOUNG. H.R.WHIT. BfiZniT A. BOXTII PKAR8ALL CHURCH'S LIVERY Stable, Main Street, McGregor^ Is ready to furnish ALL KINDS OF TINWARE FOR HOUSEHOLD USE, five Troughs, Sin Pipes, And in fai-t EVERYTHING inhislineof business wil be wel I made and promptly put up. and STOVE PIPES furnished and set up to order. a MEAT MARKET! flWCAWELTI & BERGMAN, CAWELTI'S BLOCK. |^L FULLYsettled i u our N.w and lteauty of a Market withlce room, and everything whirbconTeni enci aud neatness could suggest, aud detetermined alwaysto Secure the Very Finest Animals fer the nse of our Patrons, we ferlissuredthat weareoffering tt-epeopleofthis city gr ateri uducements than ever before to patron* ize tin-Queen of Markets. Vat Cattle bought at the highest price. 664 The Wagon hat Come that A Datthmsn'i Complaint. 4l CO., Commission Merchants NO 10 CITY BUILDINGS, SAINT LOUIS. Special attention given to th* Sale and Purchase af FLOUR and GRAIN. K. SEXTON & SON, Whulsale Dealers in IRON, STEEL, NAILS, F0REI6N AND AMERICAN CUTLERY. Builders' Sl Carpenters1 Hardware & Tools, Tinners' Stock, Agricultural Implements and Blacksmiths' Tools 338 ZSast Water Street, MILWAUKEE, WISCONSIN. DUMND BROS. I POWERS, Wholesale Grocers, i31 Senth Water street, CHICAGO, ILL. •WHAT IS IX1 I AND THE CARRIAGES TOO I! PEARSALL & CHURCH SINCE October 1859, have been saying i n theTmii "Wultforthe Wagon." the public They now announce to their stock of Ilorses and Carriages, eitherfor business or pleasure, is not excelled in the West. The mostreasonall«-pricescharacteri7 theii"riO. NKKR LIVKRY STABLK."located about half-way up Main Street near the Flanders House. Call on them if you would be suited with team or saddle horses VXAR8ALL A $HUKC1I McGregor. Iowa. R. HUBBARD, W.M German Lumber Yard. Stauei & Daubenberger, Dealers in Lumber, Timber, Ziath, Shingles, Boon, Bash and Blinds. WE SUPPLY CITT AND COUNTRY TRACE ON THE MOST REASONABLE TERMS HAVK unquestionably the largest stock of Sash Duorsaud Bliiuls aver kept in thowest—everj style and form tosuit auy building h.i can beerert •d. M.Oursis the ONLY LUMBER YARD ontheuortli dde of KainStreet.McURKGOR IOWA. 484 JAMES GLBNNON, OSXCRAL DEALER IN ALL KINDS OF Family Groceries PROVISIONS, FLOUR 4 FEED. Always a fall supply sf OB.SSIV and BKXSB riVZfl AND CONFECTIONERY, Which will besold at thelowest marketprices.— In llellwig's Brick Block, on oar. Main and 2d Streets,McGregor,Iowa. W. Ha BLACKER, Millwright & Draughtsman. Plans Specifications and Estimates madeon short notice. Steam and WaUr Mills built on contract orotber wlse to suit. W iUfurnisb from the tost Manufacturers of allolusee Kill Machinery—Mill Stones, Bpindk**, Curbs, Hoppers, Stand*. Shoes Damsels tc. Sinutaud liran cleaners,Separators,MillPecls, Cups and Belling. Dufour A Co.'sOld Dutch Anchor Bolting Cloths, Extra and Extra Heavy and Doable Extra llearjr. Patentee of the North Western Turbine, also agent fer the LEFFEL WHEEL. All letters addressed to McOregeror Lan«lB(5,lowa. 613 I dinks much about do wsr and de drsftt and de rebils, and all about dese dings. I dinks about 'em more ss about anyding else. Sometimes I sets mit myself all day on de front stoop, und schmokes, und drinks hard cider, and does noting else only drink den my vife she gifs me de teufel for drinkin so much, und ses I vos petter go und see after Jacop, our hired man, and nothodder my head mit more as I can understand. But I tells her what shall vomens know about war? better she goes und mindts her own piseness. I drublcs myself more about Abraham as aboat Jacop. Ven I gits tired mit drinkin on my own stoop, I goes down to linns Butterfoos's tavern, und I drinks dere, und I tells my obinion, und some oder one tells bis obinion, und we makes him out togedder. De odder day begins de draft. Dat bod ders me agin. Some goes in for de draft, mostly dem as is too olt, and von't betook demself some goes agin de draft und some don't know vich vay to goes, but ony goes roundt and roundt, und gets boddered like dam so as I do. But, nefer mind, I dinks I must find dis ding out, und down I goes to Hans Butter foos und hears de fellers bio. I don't make nottin mit dat dey all bios some oder vay, und I don't dink dey hef him rite in dere own mindts. So I begins und ask* a que«tchun und I ees to Bill Puff enshtoek "Vot you dinks von de draft, dst it is right?" And ses Bill: 1 dinks et sin't right." Veil, I don't believes him, cans he sheated inevonce mit a plind mare he sells on me. So I dries ngain and shpeaks mit Fritz Hoekenshplicer. "Fritz," I ecu, "vot do you dinks von de draft, ef it's right or not?" And Fritz, he ses, dat he "dinks It is shust so as it ought to be." But I don't beleves him neder, 'cause he run'd against me last year for de peace of shustice, und dey make him de peace —dat is de shustice. Und he ish no more good for ehquire as my old cat. So I gifs up askin somebody, und make him out myself. I dinks in dis shtyle: de reason dey go mid de draft, is becos dey want sojers. If dey don't get no sojers den dey can't bring on de war. Et dey don't bring on de war den dey don't lick de rebils. Ef dey don't licks de rebils, den de rebils licks dem. Ef the rebils licks dem dun we all go toter tuyfei. Ait's pooty straight. So much. Now I must dink of some more vot is de next ding? I dink dat's all rite but now I shtops, soiueding else comes up. Let me sees. Oh, yes dry hundred dol lars—dat's de ding—dey all blos about de dry hundred dollars. I dinks so myself. Dry hundred dollars don't licks de rebils no more as dry hundred cents. Vot's de goot mit dollurs? Petter a good, shmart sojer, like my Shorge, lie licks do rebils more as six hundred dollars yes! Now I knows more as Bill Puffenshtoek und Fritz Hoekenshplicer, both togedder. We want de sojers, not de money. Dat's where de boddcr is. We putty soon makes money enuff but paper sojers is ony goot mit wooden guns, so when de draft comes und ven menses here is dry hundred dollars, I thtays behindt und don't fight the rebils, den if I was de draft I takes dat man by his preeches und I says go to the tuvvel mit your dollars and come along mit me like some oder man as has got no dollars und don't like to go sojerin so bad as not you didn't pretty soon I gets so much as I vants, dat's my idears. I tells my olt woman if dey drafts me I goes myself. To be sure, I don't dink dey vill, caus I am more as fifty years but nefer mind. I should go a long while, like my Shorge, only dere's two dings I don't like, and one is de marchin und de udder is de fitin. I sooner marches down to Hans Butterfoos und fights dere. Ef Sheff Davis comes dere on me, I gifs him dam, you petter had beleye but of I go«ts to Richmond, may be Sheff Davis be gives me dam. So anyhow, I shtays home. De oder day, my Shorge he comes back mit a furlow. He is so much a corporal as ever vas, und I shpeaks mit him about dese dings, und I gifs you now what he sees: "Shorge," I asks him, "you've bin mit de rebils und mit de army, und mit Olt Abe, und dese fellcis vot you dinks von dis draft dat all de beeples bios about Und be see9 to me: "Oh, tunder Well, data bis opiniuns. Maybe he shall know somedings to. He's pretty shmart since he goes for a sojer. He sbwears like a uian six foots high, und calls mudder "olt voman," and he calls me "cap," uud he kisses de gals, und he calls Jacob "dam fool." I dinks he gets some high offis before de war is gone. GOTTLIEB KLOBBESVOSS. Describing the late fearful nitro glycer ine explosion in Wales, a London paper #»yst "The three men in charge with the herses drawing the cars, simply disappear ed. The dead bodies, human and equine, were positively annihilated, along with the woodwork of tho vehicles nothing remained of what had lift) but the pow dered fragments of flesh and bone scatter ed far and wide over the country. Forty yards away fiom tha ourU people after ward picked up the shattered frugments of the carters and their cattle. The cart wheels were found more than a mile from the scene of the cxplosion-~-one of them upon a ledge of rock fifty fest above the level of the roadway. As if this alone were not sufficient proof of the uuiazing force of this detonating agent, the rpot where the carts exploded was marked by two large pits blasted in the solid roud wsy, each measuring six deep by seven in diameter," Republican Rasolwttona. The committee on Resolutions reported the following, which were unanimously adopted: Resolved, That we cordially endorse the administration of Gov. Merrill as wise, economical and honest, and that it de serves, as it has received, the hearty ap proval of the people of Iowa. Resolved, That we insist upoa ft con tinuance of strict and close economy in all departments of our State Government, in order to the maintenance of the happy and unexceptional financial condition to which our State has attained under Re publican rule. Resolved, That the means now in the State Treasury, and which may become available, ought to be used for the purpose of defraying the necessary expenditures of the State Government, economically administered, and for no other purpose and no State taxes, or only the minimum absolutely required, should be levied or collected until such means are exhausted, to the end. tbat the burthen of taxation may be made as light as possible. Resolved, That we rejoice in the glori ous national victory of 1868, which has brought peace and happiness and prosper ity to our nation, and wo heartily endorse the administration of Gen. Grant. Resolved, That tho Republican party of Iowa, being among the first since the re bellion to incorporate in a State constitu tion the great principle of impartial suf frage, cordially accepts the opportunity presented by adopting the Fifteenth Amendment to the Constitution of the United States, of making the principle national. Resolved, That the public expenditures of the National Government should be re duced to the lowest sum which can be reached by a system of the most rigid economy, that no money should be taken from the National Treasury for any work of international improvement, or for the erection of any public buildings not clear ly necessary to be made or erected, until the national debt is paid or greatly reduc ed. That all the money that can be saved from the national revenue, honestly col lected should be applied to the reduction of the national debt to the end, that the people may be relieved from the burthen of taxation as rapidly as practicable^ Resolved, That we endorse and approve the policy which the present Secretary of tho Treasury of the United States has pursued. 11 IS CHILD TROUII.ES.—This is for parents, and worthy of two readings "The dis appointments of children are as haid to boar as those of adults. The hopes and plans of a child of ten refer to what his el-lcrs esteem trifles, it is true sdll, he values his little possessions as highly, and clings to his aims as tenaciously, as older persons do to theirs. But they remember that all human affairs are uncertain, and lay their plans hoping for success, but at the same time more or less apprehensive of failure. The child, on the contrary, sees nothing but sunbeams and when the sudden darkness comes, he feels even more disappointed than those older when their important projects come to naught. The child has not learned to reason coolly up on matters and things as men do, and is moved by impulse rather than by deliber ate judgment. Children very often suffer real injustice. Sometimes the wrong comes from their playmates, and some times from the parent or teacher who does nrt take time to ascertain facts, reasoning that the thing under consideration is such a trifle that it is not worth inquiry. Par ents and teachers should always remember that the trials which seem tritles to them are often very serious to the little ones in their charge, and in dealing with children should help them bear their burdens rather than scold them for being irritated or grieved. One of the most important les sons that can be taught them is to bear their trials anu troubles in a proper way." WEATHER PREDICTIONS TOR AUGUST.— Showery and unsettled at times near the begining. Still changeable and windy near the 9th, but the middle of the month expect that fair weather will prevail and very sultry at times, for some days. Be tween the l'Jth and 23d thunder storms may be looked for, and perhaps hail, in places, followed by fine 6uuimer weather, in general, to the end of the month. April winds or lain near the 3d, 8th, 12th, 23d, and 27th. I think it will be acknowledged by your readers that my predictions for this month, to the present time, have proved correct, which leads me to say that if my life is spared and health good, it is my intention to publish a work for next year, called TEOROLOGIST FOR ME 1870, in which, besides the year's predictions of the weather, it will likewise contain other meteorological mat ter, that I think will be both pleasing and interesting to the general reader. Tuos. S. SHAW. Eastman, July 20th, 18G9. COLORING BUTTER.—When yellow col ored butter is desired in winter without the use of anatto, which is not a desirable commodity in butter, carrots may be sub stituted. Take two large-sized carrot?, cleau thoroughly, then with the knife scrape off the yellow exterior, leaving the white pith soak the yellow part in boil* ing milk for ton or fifteen minutes. Strain toiling hot into the cream this gives the cream the desired temperature, colors it nicely, and adds to the sweetness of the butter. Mr. R. P. Jennings, of Milwaukee, has been elected Secretary and Treasurer of the Milwaukee and St. Puul Railway, vice Alanzo Cary, deeeutuj. The Milwaukee iVisco)usin gays Mr. Jeunings is a "thor ough and efiicient railroad man, ot long practical experience, und will make a pop ular as well as efiicient officer. For some years be was an agent of our Milwaukee railroads, and is a gentleman cq|qying the confidence and esteem of all*** WHOLE No. 667. Ltisra of the Hottr. The recent election in Virginia, seems to embarrass the political world, some what, in its calculations. As it certainly resulted in the defeat of most of the radical candidates, that party is apprehen sive of its effect upon the coming elections in Ohio and Pennsylvania. Virginia, however, did not furnish a democratic victory, though an occasional journal in tho democratic interest has striven to present it in that erroneous light. Let as state this fact frankly. The governor elect, Mr. Walker, (who is a New Yorker by birth,) as well as the thirty-one white conservative gentlemen elected to the State Senate and ninety-seven white and three colored conservatives elected to the House of Delegates, do not represent the democratic party in Virginia. They represent the combined opponents of ultra radical principles. They represent, in other words, those republicans and those democrats who, accepting the new order of things, are in favor, (to use Governor Walker's words,) of ''equal and exact justice to all without regard to color''— men who have coalesced to overthrow the disfranchising policy of the radical "car pet baggers"' and to put down those colored legionaries who fancy, like their Washington confreres, that every man should be assassinated who does not agree with them in political opinion. The two antagonistic parties at the late Virginia election were therefore very properly arrayed against each other as "conservatives" and "radicals." The rad icals strove to perpetuate that system of wholesale and high-handed proscription by means of which they disfranchised thirty thousand white votes and monopoK isfd all the Hack ones to keep themselves in power. The conservatives strove, on the contrary, to entitle every citizen to a vote, whether white or black, and thus restore harmony and good feeling through1 out the Old Dominion. The more intelli» gent blacks voted with the conservatives this time, and General Canby pronounces it "the fairest election he ever witnessed." The result is the triumph of liberality and fair dealing over proscription and chicanery. But, this radical defeat in Virginia 6eems likely to be followed by a similar one in Mississippi and Texas, where the well-disposed negroes have also gone over to the ranks of the cons.erva* tives. In Tennessee a result of the same kind is anticipated. The effect of such a conglomeration of discomfitures would be disastrous for the republican hopes in states where, as in Pennsylvania and Ohio, radical principles are paramount in the conduct of the republican party. President Grant and his cabinet have re solved, therefore, after a full discussion of the subject, to postpone the election in Mississippi until the last Tuesday in November. The election in Texas will come still later. Over that in Tennessee of course the federal government can have no direct control. From these facts the "lesson of the hour" may be gathered with very little difficulty by a candid mind. The political party that expects to win, henceforth, whether republican or democratic, must ignore the past, must accept political changcs as they stand, and must champion advanced and liberal principles. It must abandon dead and gone issues, and advo cate living ones instead. It must cease to waste words, on the one hand, in denounc ing reconstruction and other acts past recall and pause, on the other hand, in its ex-communication of every citizen, north or south, who will not submit to political dictation. It must discontinue the now empty and useless iteration that this is "a white man's country./ which we still hear among fossilised democrats, and it must desist from those repulsive at tempts to enforce the social (as well as political) equality of the negro which the extreme radicals conceive to be the es sence of true republicanism. The party to win, in the future, must now take a new political departure. Neither demo crats nor republicans can succeed on the old record. The party lines will really be drawn between the conservatives and the radicals, whatever may be the nominal distinction adopted at the polls. Hence, we, for one, unhesitatingly advise the consolidation, here and elsewhere, of all the conservative elements of tho republi can and democratic parties, in order to perfect the complete overthrow of radical ism—that destructive radicalism which has well nigh trampled the federal constitu* tion under foot, which is now engaged in beaticg down nearly every state right barrier agaiust federal encroachments, and which insists upon conferring omnipotent authority on a congressional body which does not represent the popular will, and has tyrannically usurped every important function of the government—Kern York Sunday Times. Ws sometimes meet with men who seems to think that any indulgence in an affectionate feeling is weakness. They will return from a journey, and greet their families with a distant dignity, and move among their children with the cold and lofty splendor of an iceberg surround ed by its fragments. There is hardly a more unnatural sight on earth than one of these families without a heart. A father had batter extinguish a boy's eyes than take away his heart. Who that has ex perienced the joys of friendship, and values sympathy and affection, would not rather lose all that is beautiful in nature's scenery than bo robbed of the hidden treasures of his heart? Cherish, then, your heart's best affections. Indulge in the warm and gushing emotions of filial paternal, and fraternal love. William Wintbrop, United States Con sul at Malta, died on the 13th instant. Mr. iStcdmon, United States Consul at Santiago de Cubit, died in that city on the 6th in stant. feontradlcterjr. Married life is Happy or unhappy, jnst is people make it and if thero bo one thing more than another which turns Elysium into Tophet, it is mutual contra* diction. The wife likes to live in town, And tho husband in tho country she likes tho thermometer at seventy degrees, and lie at forty-two. Sho likes music, which he bates, and hates danoing, which he loves—and 30 a very cat and dog life they lead. Here is a sketch of a nice couple, inimitably told. "I do believe," says he, taking the spoon out of his glass, and tossing it on the table, "that of all the obstinate, posi tive, wrongheaded croaturcs that efef were born, you sre the most so, Char lotte." "Certainly, certainly have it your o#M way, pray. You see how much I contlft* diot you," rejoins the lady. "Of course, you didn't contradict me it dinner time—oh1 no) net yoo," replies the gentleman^ "Yes, I did," says the lady. "Oh you did—you admit that," eries the gentleman. "If you cull that contradiction, I djfej answers the hdy "and I say again, iMk ward, that when I know you are wrong, I will contradict you. I am not yo«i slave." "Not, »y slave/' bitterly answers the husband "and you still mean to say thai in the Blackburns' new house there are not more than fourteen doors, includim the doors of the wine-cellar?" "I mean to say," retorts the lady, beat* ing time with her hair-brush up on the palm of her hand, "that in that house there are fourteen doors, and no mor%** "Well, then," cries the gentleman, r|^t ing in despair, and pacing the room wilt rapid strides, "this is enough to destroy ft man's intellect, and drive hiui mad By and by tho gentleman comes to,^(| little, and passing bis hand gloomily fit* cross his forehead, reseats himself in his former chair. There is a long silence, and by this time the lady begins "I appealed to Mr. Jenkins, whe sat next to me on the sofa in the drawing* room during tea." "Morgan, you surely mean," interrupt* the gentleman. "I do not mean any thing of the kind," answered the lady. "Now, by all that is impossible and ag gravating, she is going to insist that Mor gan is Jenkins." "Do you take me for a perfect fool? Do you suppose I don't know the one from the other Do you suppose I don't know the man in the blue coat was Mr. Jen kins?" says the lady. "Mr. Jenkins in a blue coat!" cries the gentleman, with a groan "a man who would suffer death rather than wear any thing but brown!" "Do you dare to charge me with an un truth demands the lady, bursting into tears. "I charge you, madam," retorts the gentleman, starting up, "with being a monster of contradiction—a monster of aggravation—a—a—n—Jenkins in a bias coat! Why should I thus be doomed to hearsuch statements?" MAKING POULTRY PROFITABLE.—The Place to which your chickens retire ought to have a dry floor, and be kept scrupu lously clean and as the floor is the cool est part of the room, their roosts ought to be more than twelve inches high, and to be slanting, which will keep the warm air in the roost. Sitting hens can be cured iy putting water in a vessel to the depth of an inch, putting the hen into and covering tho top of the vessel for about twenty-four hours. Tho vessel should be deep enough to allow the fowl to stand up. This is the best remedy we have ever tried. Earth* worms are greatly relished by confined fowls. Take a spade once a day and turn over the ground for your hens. Thej will soon run after you when they see you with the spade, and will amply reward you for the extra trouble to accommodate them ly an increased supply of eggs.— Canada Farmer. THE PEANUT TRADE.—Groundnuts, DOMESTIC LIFE.—The MAN'S DUTY.—NO or peanunts, it is stated, are being extensive" ly cultivated in the fertile regions of Eastern Virginia and will, during the coming season, take the place of the to bacco crop. On light gray soils, with a free u$eof lime or marl, it is asserted that fifty bushels of groundnuts to the acre can be raised, yielding $125 at last year's price, $2,50 a bushel. A great demand for the seed has sprung up in Eastern Virginia, and many persons are preparing to plant from forty to one hundred acres each. banes of domee- tic life are littleness, falsity, vulgarity, harshness, scolding, vociferation, an in« cossant issuing of superfluous prohibition and orders, which are regarded as imper* tinent interferences with the general lib erty and repose, and are provocative of rankling or exploding resentments. The blessed antidotes that sweeten and enrich domestic life are refinement, high aims, great interest, soft voices, quiet and gen tle manners, magnanimous tempers, for bearance from all unnecessary commands or dictation, and generous allowance of mutual freedom. Love makes obedience lighter than liberty. Man wears a noble allegience not as a collar, but as a garland. man has any right to manage his affairs in such a way that hie sudden death would bring burdens and losses on other people. There may be rare cases where a man really cannot holp entanglements, or where, from inexperi» ence or lack of judgment, he has brought his ad airs into ?uch a state that tho inter ests of others depend* upon his life, but he should make all possible haste to egfc* tricate himself from such a position. The bond of the Postmaster of Sw Franciaco is $3UQ,000-~the heaviest the United States except that of th# New York officc. A honpecked, unfortunate man says the iuost remarkable organ in the world is the organ of speech in woman, It is an 09+ gan without stops. At a peace iubilee, Ralph Waldo Emer son was mistaken by Gillmore for a flutftr blower, and was ordered "to his placet^* Eytinge is painting a pirate scene for the Uon. John Morrissey—to remind him of seesee ia congress.