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The following pretties we clip for our little ft-iendi.
Both were originally written for boy«, but we girl flr»t one to m\ke it fair: KVKNINO. ttpplty mp, sippity sup, ,.. I -Bread and milk in china cup, .Jfcead and milk from n silver speoa, lfade of a piece of the boantiful SMOB, s Sippity sup, sippity sup. ^Wfpity dash, dippity dash, Wash her young face with a ®errjf •platk, Felish it well with a towol fine, tli how liar oyes ami Tier ciieoks Will ikilf) Dippity dash,dippity dash. Sippity Hp, rlppity rip, Vntie her strings with a pall M4 ft slip, Dewu go her petticoats on to the floor And she dances and liouuds all the room o'er, Rippity rip, ripplty rip. Irlttery trot, trtitery trot, Off she goes to her pretty cot, Where ebe falls asleep with alittleSSMg^ While tbe angels watch over her all nightlong, Trlttsry trot, trittery trot. ONLY A BOY. Wj a boy, with his noise and fui, 9he meriest mystery under the HMR, 4*brimful of wit,of mischief and glee, As ever a human frame can be, Awl as hard to manage—as what—ah me! TU hard to tell Yet we love him well. 1 Only a boy, with his fearful truad, He cannot be driven but he may he led, Who troubles the neighbor's dogs and cats, ., Jk'ho team more clothes and spoils more hat, -fcwos more tops and kites aad batt Thin would stock a store For a year or more. ^Itlf a boy with his wild, Strang* ways, With his idle hour* and Rotidfty*, With his queor remarks and his odd replied Sometimes feollsli and sometimes wise, j| J' Often brilliant for one of his size, As a meteor hurled To the earth from a planet wiW6l: Only a boy, but he'll bea man, If Nature goes on with her first great plan If water or Are or fatal snare, Oonspiro not to rob us of onr precions htir, Oir blessings, our rest will always come, Out troubles be o'er, "Only a boy." The Red Peppers. In a basket of seeds and vegetables that had just arrived from the couutry was a sttyQg of bright red peppers, which iiu mediately attracted the attention of James Anthon, a boy of four years, who had come in with his mother while I was un packing the basket. *'0 mamma," hewexclaimed, "what shin ing red things! IIow very pretty they are! May I have them to play with, mamma?" "They are not playthings, my ~dear," she answered "neither are they good for little boys. Besides, they are very hot." James opened wide his big black eyes. "Hot, mamma? Why, there is no fire and, reaching out a chubby finger, he softly touched one of the peppers, as though he feared it might burn him ex« claiming, in a triumphant tone, "There, mamma, the pretty red thing is cold! May I cot hold it in my hand one little rnin ute Now I am sorry to say that James, like a great many little boys and girls I know, loved to have his own way •, and it was very hard for him to give up anything that he had set his heart upon. So he persisted in begging for the red peppers. "Oh, if you would give me one—just one little 'teenty, tonty' one, mamma he said in a coaxing tone. On his mother telling hifn it would burft his fingers, he gave a quick laugh, saying, "IIow can a cold thing like that burn me?" Then she explained to him that* they were hot in themselves and that, if he got any of the pepper on his hands or his face, it would smart terribly, and he would quickly find out what she meant when she called them hot. And so the subject was dropped. I wag called from the room, and Mrs. Anthon was busy with her sewing when all at once I heard a loud scream from James, lie had slyly crept up to the "table, and had taken possession of one of the scar let playthings he had so long been cove ting, and was speedily finding out, to his bitter cost, what his mother meant when she called them "hot." Ilia plump little hands were smarting as though they had been plunged into the fire, and big tears were rolling down his cheeks. Suddenly he stuck both fists into his eyes, and then, with a howl of pain, threw himself into his mother's lap, crying out, "O mamma how it hurts how it burns 0 mamma! can't you do something to take away the naughty pain I got a basin of cold water, and dipped into it a soft linen cloth, which I laid again and again upon his flushed and swollen face and burning hands his mother telling him that, another time, he must remember Bhe knew better than he did what a little boy ought to do, and that now he was punished for being disobedi ent, and for persisting in having his own way. J. didsot-eee James Anthon for several years after that little adventure—not 'till be was a tall, manly-looking lad. I ask ed him if he had forgotten the red pep pers. He blushed scarlet, and turned towards his mother with a tender smile. She answered for him: "I am happy to say he never has forgotten them and whenever he has attempted to have his own way, and to set up his will against mine, I have said, 'Red pepper*, James,' and he has instantly given up." A Protest Addressed to Publishers of School-Books. In the last number of the Guide we re' printed from the Brooklyn Eagle the list of school-books adopted by the Board of ifducation of that city, and the prices at which the books were furnished by the publishers. These prices were about one* third of those at which the books are reg ularly sold. They were furnished at the reduced prices to influence the Board of Education of Brooklyn to adopt them ov er other books that were offered, and thereby to secure their introduction into schools. This case is only one example of what is being done all over the country by the agents of the school'book houses. The prices of the books sold to Brooklyn, al though much less than first cost, are bet' ter than are obtained in the majority of oases of what is called "first introduc. tion." Introduction is usually effected by exchanging new books for the old ones in use. The house whose books are thus I thrown out naturally seeks the first oppor tunity in any quarter to oxchange its ^oks for those of its rival. I The introduction of school-books hit Vjome a source of bribery and corrup ts, which is paralleled only in the muni- Vl palitiag ttX am ltu&at of Education are completely demoralized. Cases are known of exchanges of books being made in some aities as often as once a year. We shall not refer to the dama ging effect of such changes upon the progress of education. Pupils are little more than made acquainted with the ru diments of a study as presented in a text book, and prepared to follow out the method of the other, when, lo another text-book is put into their hands, and they are compelled tj disc ird the old and take up a new system. But a fcw changes of this kind is required to muddle the clearest in telligence. It is because of its effect upon the trade that we desiie to protest against this sys tem of bribery, and the damaging reduc tion of prices all over the country, in the first place, it causes a direct loss to publishers and, secondly, it ruins the business in school-books uf tltt local book-sellers. It is estimated that the loss caused to publishers by this unscrupulous and cor rupt competition annually amounts to ov er five hundred thousand dollars. Noth is really gained by this wasteful expendi ture, as the same books would be sold in about the same proportion if it was en tirely discontinued. What is gained in one place by unfair means is lost in an other by the same means. Whether pub lishers confine themselves to (fair methods or foul, as the same agencics are open to all, the effects will in general be about equal. If this vast sum were saved to be employed in legitimate ohannels, bet ter prices could be paid to authors and better works obtained, more could be spent upon the mechanical execution of books, they could be offered lower, and, lastly, publishers would realize more money and their business would rest upon a se curer basis. But the greatest injury is done to the local booksellers who sell the larger por tion of the books. By publishers offering their books through periodical travelling agents at onchalf the retail prices, the trade of the booksellers is not only taken out of their hands at particular times, but their customers are dissatisfied to pay the regular retail prices at any time. This has become such a source of dissatisfac tion that we almost wonder at retail book sellers undertaking to supply schoobbooks at all. They might compel publishers to deal directly in all cases with the schools, and we doubt if the ruinous prices would, if this were done, be long continued. We advise some honorable combination among the leading houses to put an end to this great and growing evil, which is subversive not only of educational prog ress but of commercial integrity. Such a combination is possible, and sueh penal ties might be assessed against offenders, by mutual consent, as would redeem the business from its present repulsive aspect. I Wish I had Capital. So wo heard a great strapping young man exclaim the other day, we concluded that he wanted pratical^ advice, and we shall give it to him. You want capital, do you? And sup pose you had capital what would you do with it? Haven't you hands, feet, mus cle, bone, brains, health, aad don't you call them capital? What more capital did God give to anybody "Oh but they are not money," say you. But they are more than money, and nobody can take them from you. Don't you know h»w to use them? if you don't it's time you were learning. Take hold of the plow, or hoe, or jack-plane, or broadaxe, and go to werk. Your capital will then, in due time, yield yeu a large interest. Ay, but there's the rub you don't waat to werk, you want money or credit, so you can play gentleman and speculate, and end by playing vagabond. Or you want a farm, with plenty ef hands upon it to do the work, while you run over the coutry and dissipate or you want to marry some rich girl who may be foolish enough to take you for your good looks, that she may support you. Shame on you, young man! Go to work with the capital you have, and you'll soon make interest enough upon it to give you as much money hone, mueoie and Hoards as you need, and make you feel like a man. If you can not make money on what capital you have, you eould not if you had a large amount in cash. If yeu do nat know how to use .brains, you would not know how to use gold you would only know how to waste it. Then do&'t stand about idle, a great helpless boy, waiting for something to turn up, but go to work. Tuke the first work you can find, no matter what it is, so that you do it well always do your best if you manage that capital you will soon have plenty more to manage but if you cannot, or will not manage the capi tal God has given you, you will never have any other to manage. Do you hear, young man? At a very successful seance in Cincin nati the other night, a man burst into tears when the medium described very accurately a tall, blue eyed spirit standing by him, with light side whiskers and bis hair parted in the middle. "Do you know him?'' inquired a man at his side, in a sympathetic whisper. "Know him? I guess 1 do," replied the unhappy man, wiping his eyes. "He was engaged to my wife. If he hadn't a died he would have been her husband instead of me. Oh, George, George," he murmured, in a voice choked with emotion, "why, why did you peg out?" The Chariton Patriot says "A little boy at Des Moines presented the follow ing note from home as an excuse for tardiness. 'Baby cross Biscuit to Bake Had no Baken powders the dog up set the coffee-pot the cat licked in the Milk ftlld got up $X0UM.' Ibe limes. McUREUOR, CLAYTON COUNTY, IOWA. A. P. RICHARDSON, JOHN H. ANDRICK, One Copy, for one year $2.00 in advance. rfATES OF ADVERTISING: "Space, lw Ihr 4w Jim 8m 1 y'r T^".i^_r*rwTW"«Tj*3 50 f5~r,0 S8 50 112 00 2 niuaregf 50 fUGO 4 50 7 50 10 00 1500 3 »quariT| ~8 00 4 00 6 00 10 00 15 0« 20 00 col. *00 5 00 8 00 16 00 25 00 36 00 col.""* 50 10 00 15 00 25 00 40 00 70 00 1 cof(iuin~| 14 00"| IS 00 f25 00 40 oo 70~OOJTaO 00 0 lilies of Nonpareil umke a squaro. IUi-iiu^tt curds of 5 lines$S pur annum ouch additional line 50 cts. C. E. BERRY, Attorney at Law, Cretco, Iowa. #M THOMAS UPDSGRAFF, Attorney at Law, (421) MHiKEtiOR, IOWA. ELIJAH ODELL. Attorney aad Counsellor at Law, Mrii H£U0&,10WA J. C. HOXSIE, Jttstirp of the Peace. Office with T. Updogralf. DOUGLAS LEFFINGWELL, Attorn**# MLiiw. McGregor, Iowa. 4Su»„u Bank Block. 311 UNION HOUSE MAIN STREET McOREGOR, IOWA Bex. II. FKBSI, Proprietor. W1NNESHEIK HOUSE. Daeorah, Iowa. Qi.-iu-rai Stage Office J01IN SHAW,Propriitor. 508 McGREGOR HOUSE* Broelns k HeMier^, 1'rops. (666) McGregor, leva. E. ROLLINGS WORTH. Physician and Siirgi un, National, Iuwa. Ail calls promptly attended to. R. C. AMBLER, Attorney at Law, Calmer, Iowa. Will practicein the Courts of tho State. 648 H. BRUNNER M. D. Office, Bank Corner, Smith'* Hloek, up stairs. McGRKQOR, IOWA. 641 A. J.JORDAN Attoraey at Law,(office in Hunk Block) McOREGOR, IOWA. Jt.Noblo. L.O. Hatch. G. HenryFrese. NOBLE. HATCH & FRESE, Attorneys ut Law, Met)KKGOR, IOWA. 630 DR. ANDROS, Physician and Surgeon. Residence over Peterson A Lantern's Store. Office in liank Block. 678-09 R. HUBBARD & CO., Jewelers and dealers in Musical Instruments, Main Street, 494) McGltliUOR, IOWA. NATIONAL HOTEL Postrille,Iowa, (ieuuru! Stage Ollic". C. VanHooeer Proprietor. 00, JAMES DAVIS, Sheriff of Olaytun Comity, office with T. Updegraff, two doors below tlie itauk, McGregor, Iowa. 779 GEO. L. BASS. Commission, Storage and Forwarding Unrfnew, Pnb lic 8quart\ McURKOOR, IOWA. WHITE SPRINGS HOUSE, West McGregor, Iowa. J. R. COVEY, Proprietor. Farmers will do wull to try the accommodations of "rock. this house. Good Sheds for 8f 68$ F. H. Larkin. T. Carrall. LARKIN & CARRALL, Manufacturers ol Wagous, Sleighs, Seeders, Plows, ami Horse Shoeing done to order and Uantral Rlack sinitKing. ly«S87 VOLGA CITY, IOWA. HENRY HENSEL, Manufacturer est auil Utest styles of Wagons, Buggies and Slci^lia. Repairing done well,promptly and durably. Clayton, Iowa. 690 LOUIS M. ANDRICE, Attorney at Law, Reynold's Block. Entranco be tween 146 and 148 Iuartorn Stieet. also oh Madison Street and Custom House (P. 0.) place, CHICAGO. MURRAY HOUSE, Main Street, Mciu i^or, Iowa. Admirable home fur the traveling public, with good barn* and Sheds at tached for the safe protection ol horses and wagous. 412 M. MURRAY, Proprietor. J. McHOSE & CO., Storage, Forwarding and Commission. Warehouse No. l.on the Levee, McGREGOR. Consignments solicited. J03. McIIOSE. DICKEY A WELLIYER Manufacturers of the McGregor Fanning Mill and Grain Separator,on West Market Square, corner Main aud Ann Streets, •U5Y MCGREGOR- EVANS HOUSE, Opposite Terry Lauding, McGregor. Ke-fhrnlshed and fitted up in good style for guests. Patronage respectfully solicited. O. II. ELANDERS, Propri etor. 474 MURDOCK 8L STONEMAN. Samuel Murdock. John T. Stoaeuan. Attorneys aud Counsellors at Law, will practicein the Sapreme and District Courts of this State. Offlce^opposite 1st National Bank, McGREGOB. RATHBUN & GILL. Dentiftrt, McGregor, Iowa', Office on Main tt.. «ver l'ost Office. Nitteus Oxids 'administered as a speciality. WEST UNION HOUSE, Gorner Vine and Elm Sts., West Union, Iewt» B. J. Ingersoll, Proprietor. Good stabling and charges moderate. Stages going east, west, north and soiith, call aud leave with passengers morning and evening. yo'i'l BEZER LODGE No. 185. Holds its Regular Communications en Mouday eveuing preceding the full moon in each month. R. UUB11ARD, W. M. GEO. B. McCARTY, Seo'y. •OARDMAN HOU3E, (Late Washington). fclkader. Iowa. Lafayette Blgelow, Proprietor. Good Stabling. 669 John T.Clark. Charley Alien. O.J.Clark. JOHN T. CLARK & CO., Attorneys and Counsellors at Law and Real Estate Ageutx, 1st door east of Winuesheik House, Decorah, Iowa. Will practice in the several courts ef the State also attend to collections, aud the payment of taxes in Winuesheik county. 666 THOMAS ARNOLD, Real Estate Broker aud General Ageut, Conveyancer, Notary Public and t'omiuissioner of Deeds, Ac., ter the Northwestern States. Will attend to the pur chase and sale of Farm Lane's, City Property, Stocks, Ac., Ac. Office in Auction Store, Main Street, MsGrefor, Iowa (53!)) LICENSED AUCTION KIR FEAVB BXLOZBZB&, SII«T GUNS, Rifles,Revolvt»is, Pistols, (lame Bags, Flasks, Cartridgvs, Powder, Shot, Lead, Caps, Guu-nads, Cutlery, Ac., near National Bank, McGregor Iowa. 49»Repairing of all kinds belonging to the gun aud locksmith line done piomptly. A CARD. Dr. J. HUNT late of Syracuse, We^r re spectfully iuioruiH the people o# McGregor and viciu iiy that he has opened auOttiae in Church A Hid well's block, where his sons have their Dentistry Establish ment. Dr. II UNT is au old practitioner, lie can be found day aud night at his office except when profes sional^ absent. All whs wish to be treated upon PURE Honiepathic principles will please call on him. All Femaleor Chronic iliseasestreatedsuccessfully. McGregor, Iowa. Juud 22J, 1869. 662tf Truman S. Gillett, Successor to GILLETT A VERNON and BOTT, JOHNSON A CO., Manufacturer of and Dealers in CARD BOARDS, CUT CARDS AND FANCY PAPERS, •2 Dearborn Street, OHZOACIO. BLEASER CAMS. OR. A. D. IIAXNA, Physician and Surgeon. All calls promptly attended to. Elkader, Iowa. 680 D. W. CIIASC, M. I)., coraer Main and High Streets, Elkader. 687 T.D. BAYLESS tf CO., dealers in Drugs and Medi cines, Fancy Goods and Sundries, Elkader, 687 YOUNG A COOK, Attorneys at Law, Office over C. Ryaa's Store opposite the Bourdman House, Elka der, Iowa, will practice in the 10th Judicial District, and in the Supreme Court of the State of Iowa. Special attention paid to collections of all kinds. OUTTSSTBB&O, ZOWA. JOIIN NORTH IOWA TIMES. F. SNKDIGAR A 80NS, dealers in Hardware, Stoves :.id Tinware, Agricultural Implements, Crockery and Glassware, Elkader. 687 V. BALLER, dealer in General llerchandise, Hardware, Drugs A .Meiiiciues, Elkader. 6t7 P. GARAGHTY, dealer in Harness, Saddles, Bri dles' Ac. Cash paid for llides at highest market prices, Elkader. 687 PRICE A COOK. Attorneys nr.dCounselors at Law, and Real Estatu Agents. Elkader, Iowa. Pay Taxes, Examine Titles and practice in the Com ts of the 10th Judicial District, and Supreme Court of Iowa. S T. WE MARCH WITH THE FLAG AND KEEP STEP TO THE MUSIC OF THE UNION. VOLUME XlV—No. 18. McGHEGOR, IOWA, WEDNESDAY, FEB. 16, 1870. WHOLE No. 696. WOODWARD, AttMMf Uw.Slkadar, Iowa. 687 A. W. DAL'GHERTY A CO., dealers in Dry Goods, Groceries and General Merchandise. Highest Mar ket Prices paid for Produce, Elkader, Iowa. 6R7 E. KALTENBACH, Watch Maker, dealer in Jewl ery, Clocks, Watches, Dry Goods, Ac., Elkader, Iowa. DR. J. W. STOUT, OfSce opposite A. W. Daugherty A Co.'s Store, Elkader, Iowa, W. A. WHITNEY, dealer in Iron, Hardware, Stoves, Tinware aud Agricultural Teols., Ae., Elka der, Iowa. LUTHER .* flilO., manufacturers of Wag- ous, Sb.'ighs and Cutters. FLECK A BRO., dealers in Dry Goods. Groceries, etc., etc. Forwarding and Commission Merchants, an proprietors af the Guttenberg Flour Mills. CRAWFORD HOUSE, near M. Crawford, Proprietor. Steamboat Landing.— WM. SULLIVAN, dealer In Dry Goods, Groceries, inJ Forwarding and Commission Merchant. JEFEERSON HOTEL, Schiller street, between 1st and 2d streets, Henry Thamaa, Proprietor. 49This House has a large yard and good stabling attached. WASHINGTON IIOUSE, near Steamboat Landing. H, II. Frese, Proprietor. GoodaiaMiug attached. S. B. Merril 1, Prest. W m. Larrabec, Vice Frwt. O. Mnlvurson Cashier. W. R. Kinnaird, Asst.Cashler. FIRST NATIONAL BANK OF XNEcOREQOlL. Capital $100,000. £SXCH!AI^G-£i At current rates for saiCMalt the Ptincipal Cities of England, Ireland, Germany, Norway, France, Sweden, And Other Parts of- Europe. ALSO Fassenger Tickets FOR SALE Toaud From all the Larj e Cities in EUROPE, by Steamer and Fast Sailing Vessels. A11 kiuds of G0VEIiNM ENT SECURITIES bought ami sold 6-l tf BZBBUN 6c CO* TEAS, TOBACCOS AND CIGARS, 235 Randolph Str.et, Geo. flibi.cn,Chicago. 1 Lewis Maddux, New York. 1 G. McGREUOR. McGREGOR FANNING MILL. CHICAGO. W. B. Madtlnx,Cincinnati. 519y X. SON. SEXTON & WUulesalo Dealers ill IKON, STEEL, NAILS, FOREIGN AND/MERICAN CUTLERY. Builders' & Carpenters1 Hardware & Tools, Tinners7 Stock, Agricultural Implemeuts aud Blacksmiths' Ittll 338 Zlast Water Street, MILWAUKEE, WISCONSIN. PEOPLE'S MARKET. Williams Bro., 8c In William's New Urick Block Main St., McQregor, Iowa, believe in fair dealing &»d will always be found on hand ready to deal out the choicest cutsol all kinds of meat that the couutry affords. Highest market price paid for all kinds of stock. DURAND BROS. POWERS, Wholesale Grocers, SSI South Water street, M« CHICAGO, ILL. FRANK KERZHKAN, Opposite Pearsall A Chureh's Livery Stable, Main Street, McGregor, Zowa, Is ready tw furnish ALL KINDS OF TINWARE FOR HOUSEHOLD UIS, Have Troughs, Sin Vipe% And in fact everything in his line of biuinees will well made and promptly put «p. Stauer& Daubenberger, Dealers in Zinmber, Timber, Lath, Shingles, Doors, Sash and Blinds, WE SUPPLY CITY AND COUNTRY TRADE ON THE MOST LIBERAL TERMS. UaY# unijuestiouably the largv.it stock of SASfl, DOORS and HLINI)^ ever kept iu the west—every style aud ferm to suit any building that can be erect ed. 4£~iiurs is thu ONLY l.UUElt YARD on the north Aiduol Main iSlreet, McOREiiOR. IOWA. "MEAT MARKET. OAWBLTZ A BZmanKAZV, CAWELTI'S BLOCK, Haviat lee Keoni aad everythiug whieh OMveaieBO* and neatness eould suggest, and determined always to Secure the Very Finest Animal* for the use of our Patrons, We feel assured that we are offering the people ef this city as great indnceiueuts as ever, to pationise the Queen ot Marketa. 4W"Mat Qattie beaght at the highest price. Breeding and Rearing Cattle. The present enormously high prices of beef, mutton, pork, butter and cheese, call loudly upon the agricultural population of the country to give their attention, sciem tificitlly and practically, to the breeding and rearing of farm stock. The cost of keeping poor stock is as great as that of guod, while the net pro ceeds and the satisfaction urising from good stock, are incomparably greater than that of poor. It looks very strango that this leading fact should requira so much time and effort to be impressed indelibly upon the minds of persons most interests ed therein. It is a self-evident proposition, that what is worth doing ut all, is worth doing well consequently, if it is profitable to rear and keep cattle for beef and butter, it would be most profitable to keep the best breed, for the use designed, and give them the best possible care. There is a strong tendency in the public mind in favor of a general reformation on this subject. Fine stock of all kinds is being disseminated throughout the entire country, much more rapidly than at any former period. The strongest objection urged against purchasing fine blooded stock, is that the price is high. But the answer to this objection is, that improved stock will give a return far greater, in proportion to cost, than that of common, more than sufficient to counter-ballance the excess of outlay. The quality and character of the bull bred from, is of greater importance than that of good cows. The characteristics of the male are generally transmitted in a more positive form than are those of the female. Hence the importance, in an at tempt at careful breeding, to procure the services of a thorough-bred bull. And it is not sufficient that the bull exhibits a fine torm and splendid appearance, but the character of the stock from whence he is descended, should be well understood, as inferior blood in tho ancestry will make its mark in succeeding generations. This can be done the most satisfactorily by the atd ot pedigrees, carefully preserved and at the present time, reliable records of all prominent breeds are eautiously kept, so as to prevent deception anl fraud therein. The "Short-horn," or Durham cattle have been more largely introduced from abroad than any other variety. The cows of this blood are good milkers, both as to quantity and quality and when they cease to be profitable for the dairy, are soon converted into beef, with less ex« pense, iD proportion, than most others. The Ayrshire are beautiful cattle, cows are fine for milk, and they easily make good beef. The Alderneys are smaller still, are beautiful, give rich milk, and make good beef. Those who are the most successful men is breeding stock of any kind, purchase the best of the kind, either horses, cows, sheep, swine, or poultry and then give them the best shelter, food, and care and such tuen are always successful.—Ameri can Stock Journal. SAVE THE SUDS.—The Massachusetts Ploughman, in an article on "soap suds" says that tho value of this article as a stimulant of vegetable life, cannot be too highly appreciated. It contains, it says the ailment of plants in a state of ready solution, and when applied, acts not only with immediate and obvious effect, but with a sustained energy which pertains to few even of the most concentrated ma nures. When it is not convenient to ap ply it in irrigatioa, the most economical method, perhaps, of using it—the article goes on to say—it should be absorbed by some materials which may be used as an ingredient in the compost heap. Suds, muck and other articles should be deposi ted where the suds from the sink and laundry may find its way to them and be absorbed for the benefit of crops. In this way several loadB ef manure, very suita able for the support and sustenance of any crop, may be made at comparatively small expense. The highly putricent character of this fermentable liquid qual ifies it admirably for the irrigation of compost heaps of whatever material corn* posed. Being a potent fertilizer, it must of necessity impart additional richness to almost any material to which it may be added. The artiale concludes with an ap peal to all farmers and gardnera to "try, and mark the result." Hon. Joseph Segar. be STOVES AND STOVE PIPBS furnished and set Bp to order. GERMANLU»[BERYASB7 Washing ten Correspondence of the Cincinnati In quirer. Bat I have undertaken the special mission of pointing oat from time to time an occasional model officer of the model administration, in the hope that something like a fair estimate of Grant's capacity may be formed by a correct des cription of the men he solects for offices of trust and profit. A man may be better kno*n by his favorites than by his com* puny, foi it is not always possible to choose one's eompany but the selection of a favorite must always be a voluntary act. I come now to speak of Grant's beau ideal congressman—a man whom he used his influence with the people of Virginia to have nominated and elected— a man whom he has put forward as the champion of his administration in Virgin ia, and to whom he has confidcd, more than to anyone else, the distribution of the federal patronage of that state. I al lude to the uIIon. Joseph Segar," con- gressman-at-large from Virginia, but not yet admitted, there being seme doubt whether that state is entitled to a reprc sentative-at-large. I have known Mr. Segar by sight for some years but his personal acquaintance is a distinguished honor I have never enjoyed. lie has been a resident of Washington since the com mencement of tho war, I believe, and during that time he has made himself quite a conspicuous feature of this great city—the rival of Beau Hickman in notor iety, though uot the equal of that remark able person in all respects. Those who have yisited Washington and noted its curious characters must have seen M*. Segar, as he has aired himself on pleasant afternoons in froBt of some of the low gambling houses in which he spends his I nights. Having seen him once you arc not likely to forget him—that dingy looking person, with yellowish hair, God forsaken features, and gold spectacles, always accompanied by a gold-headed cane. He has mado his living off the green baize for many years—playing a small game only, for want of funds to indulge in the larger ventures. He was fast losing his status even as a third-rate gambler, and acquiring fame only as a free-luncher, when Grant came to his rescue, and under the magic of his influ ence elected him to congress from the good old state of Virginia. He is the pet of the administration from that state—has access to the white house when others have not. Can it be that the mysterious luck which unites him to Ulysses is the little game which he practices so profi ciently Cariosity Rewarded. A well known citizen of Hartford Conn, a few days ago had taken his seat in the afternoon train for Providence, when a small, weazened-faced, elderly man, hav ing the appearance of a well-to'do farmer, came into the car looking for a seat. The gentleman goodnaturedly made room for him by his side, and the old man looked him over frem head to foot. "Going to Providenet?" he said at length. "No, sir," the stranger answered po litely "I stop at Andover." "I want to know I belong out that way myself. Expect to stay long?" "Only over night, sir." A short pause. "Did you cal'late to put up at the tav em ?'1 "No, sir Inspect, to stop witfc Mr. Skinner."' "What, Job Skinner's Deacon Job— lives in a little brown house on the old pike? Or mebbe it's his brother's? Was it Tim Skinner's—Square Tim's—where you was goin' "Yes," said the gentleman, smiling "it was Squire Tim's." Dew tell if you are goin' there to stop over night! Any connection of his'n?"' "No, sir." "Well, now, that's curiis! The old man ain't got into any trouble nor nothin', has he?" lowering his voice "ain't goin'to serve a writ onto him, be ye?" "Oh no, nothing of the kind." "Glad on't. No harm in askin,' I s'pose. I reckon Miss Skinner's some connection of yours?" "No," said the gentleman. Then, see ing the amused expression on the iaces of two or three acquaintances in the neigh boring Beats, he added, in a confidential tone: "I am going to Squire Skinner's daughter." "Law sakes!" said the old man, his face quivering with curiosity. "That's it, is it? I want to know Goin' to see Miraady Skinner, be ye? Well, Mirandy is a nice gal—kinder hombly, and long favored, but smart to work, they say, and I guess you're about the right age for her, too. Kept company together long?'1 "I never saw her in my life, sir." "How y®u talk Somebody's gin her a recommend I s'pose, and you're goin' clear out there to take a squint at her! Wa'al, I must say there's as likely gals in Andover as Mirandy Skinner. I've got a family of growed up darters myself. Never was married afqre, was ye Don't see no weed on your hat." "I have been married about fifteen years, sir. I have a wife and five chil dren." And then, as the long-restrained mirth of the listeners to this dialogue burst forth at the old man's open'iuouth ed astonishment, be hastened to explain "I am a doctor, my friend, abd Squire Skinner called at my office this morning to request my professional services for his sick daughter." "Wa'al now And the old bote wad dled off into the next car. Don't be Cowards. "I won't tell a lie! I won't to such a coward I" said a fine little fellow, when he had broken a little statuette of his father's in showing it to his playmates, and they were telling him how he could deceive his father aud escape a scolding. He was right. Cowards tell lies -, brav$ little boys tell the truth. So was Charlie Mann right, and was rewarded for it, as the following story will show A young offender, whoss name was Charlie Mann, smashed a large pane of glass in a drug store, and ran away at first, for he was slightly frightened but he quickly began to think. "What am I running for? It was an accident why not turn about and tell the truth?" No sooner thought than done. Charlie was a bravt boy he told the whole truth —how the ball with which he was playing slipped out of his hand, how frightened he was, how sorry, too, at the mischief done, and how willing to pay if he had the mouey. Charlie did not have the money, but he could work, and to work he went at once, in the very store where he broke the glass. It took him a long time to pay for the large and expensive pane he had shatter* ed, but when it was done, he hud endeared himself so much to the storekeeper by his fidelity and truthfulness, that he could not hear of his going away, and Charlie became his clerk. "Ah, what a lucky day it was when I broke that window," he used to say. "No, Charlie," his mother would re spond, "what a lucky day it was when you were not afraid to tell the truth Youth's Companion. Re-enter Virginia. At la9t, but hampered with a straight jacket of hard conditions, Virginia has been re-admitted into that "area of Free* ilom," the American Union. She is again a state, but not a sovereign state. That term may as well be banished from our political lexicon. State Sovereignty has been arbitrarily abolished by act of Con gress in every southern commonwealth, and when the fifteenth amendment to the constitution shall have been finally adopt ed, will be extinct, for the time being at least, in all sections of the republic. Virginia, after having fully complied with the stringent terms upon which the party majority in Congress consented to reinstate her,'was denied the boon for which she had honestly tendered the re quired equivalent. Iler representatives having been contemptuodsly thrust back from the doors of both Houses of Con* gress, she was compelled to remain under military rule, while her case wayeopened and re'discussed in both wings of the Capitol. In the course of this new ordeal .-she was snubbed, bartered, belied and cov ered with unjust approbrium by a cilque of extremists led and inspired by Benja min F. Butler. Butler had, and still has, we presume, a vehement and bitter spite against Virgin* ia. In that state he had bfien humiliated, abased, rendered ridiculous, and a time when he could take his revenge safely having arrived, he determined to feed fat the ancient grudge he owed her. He had been "bottled"' at Bermuda Hundreds, humbugged at Fortress Monroe, disgrace fully and disastrously beaten at Big Beth el, and made the laughing stock of the whole country by his engineering fiasco on the James river, and was eager to wreak his wrath on the state when he had played the military mountebank amid the isses and scorn of the whole country. His scheme has proved successful, and Virginia returns to the Union under on erous restrictions. The negroes there—all of them, at least, who are under ultra-radical influ ence—regard this contumelious treatment of the commonwealth as a grand triumph of their race over the whites. At a meeting hold in Richmond on Tuesday last, to celebrate the re-admission of the state, the black extremists took the lead, shouted down the white speakers, de nounced all southerners as disloyal, demanded that the state oifices sheuld be filled with colored men, and warned tho white population that "the little rights they had just got should be taken from them unless they submitted quietly to negro dictation."' So savage and furious did the black mob become under the in flammatory harangues of the ringleaders, that the conservative whites deemed it prudent to withdraw in order to escape violence. Butler, Sumner, and their co adjutors in the House and Senate are responsible for this threatening demon stration and for any outrages that may follow in its train. The speeches of the negro orators were modeled after those of their Congressional patrons and chaiap ions. The language was more coarse and brutal, perhaps, but the threats were of the same character, and the demands made by the colored demagogues for themselves were not a whit more prepos terous than those made on their behalf by their backers on the floor of Congress. We are glad, however, that Virginia has been reunited to the Federal family, even on Butler's terms. We are glad, too, that her white citizens are determined to avoid if possible all difficulties with the freed men, and to conciliate them by promptly and cordially conceding all their rights under the law, and by kind and generous treatment. If the people of the re-con structed states will only act prudently and wisely, accepting the inevitable good naturedly and in good faith, and making the beet of it, there is no good reason to oubt that the entire group ef states south of the Potomac will "vote solid" for the democratic ticket in 1872. Meantime, there is a storm brewing in the north on the subject of the national finances. Grinding taxation consequent upon the extravagance, corruption,and incompeten cy of the administration, is the rock ahead of the party in power. Upon that rock it will split, in fact is now splitting, and we have a firm and abiding faith that it will go utterly to pieces within two years from the preset date.—X. 1". Saiuhyj Times. Joux WE8LEY AND HIS WIFE.—When Wesley settled he said, "It would be more useful to marry." There is nothing like giving that sort of pretty facing to your wishes. I have known a friend, when he was going to move from a little living to a large one, say that it was because he was going to "a larger sphere of usefulness.') A certain witty man used to say that when ever a clergyman went from a little living to a large one, he did so because he had got a call, but that he would want a "good loud hollo to take him from a large to little living." Wesley married a widow, who, through her jealousy, led him a life of wretchedness and misery. At last his spirit was up, and he wrote her: "Know me and yourself. Suspect me no more: provoke me no more do not longer con tend for mastery, for power, money or praise be content to be a private insigni ficant person known and loved by God and me." It was not likely that a woman would be pleased at beinf recommended to be an insignificant person. After twenty years of disquietude she one day left him. He bore it philosophically. He went even beyond it—he took his diary and put the most pithy entry into it I ever met with in a diary Xon earn religui, non damisi non revocabo, which may be trunsi lated thus "I did not leave her I did not send heft away I shan't send for her back." And so ended the married life of John Wesley. Cariosities of Literature. Punch is our authority fot tka follow* ing: The loyes of eminent men have of ten been romantic and remarkable. Dr. Busby's only passion for the lady who af terwards became Mrs. Trimmer, and by whom he was refused three timec—in a travelling menagerie, at Madame Tus Band's, and in Birch's ahop on Cernhill— was never mastered. He always remain ed in bed on the anniversary of h^r wed ding-day, eating nothing kbut Btewed prunes and charcoal biscuits, and reading all the letters he had received from tho lady, which he kept at his banker's dur ing the rest of the year in an old pocket book given him by Grainger, who wrote The Sugar Cane. Paley was constantly in love, and as of ten, with an excess of fastidiousness, dis covering some imperfection which deter* red him from proposing marriage. One lady sneezed three times in three minutes another looked too stout on horseback a third horrified bim by partaking twice of liver and bacon a fourth could not tell what caviare was and a fifth, who real ly thought she had hooked the archdea con, lost him by his coming in unexpect edly from one of his fishing excursions, and finding her sucking a large-sized orange. Unmolested by the mounted patrol, Waller carved Saccbarissa's name, by moonlight, on the maypole in the centre of Paddington Green (with a clasp-knife which she had given him when they part ed for ever in the brew-house, at Pens hurst) the night before he emigrated to Sydney, where he took a sheep-walk, and wrote some of the most beautiful of his pastoral poems, prior to his marriage with the wealthy widow of a retired sugar baker, who had been knighted by the king for raising a troop of horse in the heat of summer. Lay Your Plans for the Year. No business Bhould he condacttd OB haphazard principles, and farming is no exception to the general rule. Now, at the commencement of the year, every farmer should cast over in his mind what he will do and how he will do it. Which fields he will farm with corn,which with oats, wheat, cotton, or tobacco which he will pasture, whieh ttOH} 'ft which plant in potatoes. How much he will require, where it is to come from and what it will cost. How much capital is invested, if less would do, if more is required and how much. All these things should be noted on a memorandum, which can be alterted from time to time, if he sees proper to do so. To conduct my business without a sys tem to govern it, is like groping in the dark you may catch a good haul by acci dent, or you may sink your capital for want of forethought. Do not depend on hind"thought, it comes too late though some times instructive, it is very expen sive and dangerous to be indulged in. When you have laid your plans of what is to be done, provide the means to do them with, do them well and in the right time. These are very important consid erations and should by no means be neg lected. Do not depend on purchasing seed when the time has come for planting or sowing, or you may have to take such as have been refused by others and pay the highest price for it. If there are new implements to be purchased, or old ones to be repaired, see to it in time. Get the lest—they are the cheapest in the end. Keep the brain at work as well as tha hands. Rise with the sun, or before it, and retire early.—American Stock Jour nal. Progress of Opinion. A Nantucket correspondent gives an entertaining illustration of the "gradual progress of opinion" in this anecdote about a shipmate who accompanied him on one of his early whaling voyages: Stiles was a simple-hearted, transparent young fellow, and, wnen we sailed, had been "paying attention" for some time to a young lady, who, he had reason to think, did not fully reciprocate his ardent feelings. At all events,' the parting, on her side, was not so affectionate as he could wish, and he was impressed with the belief that she only kept him as a stand-by, in default of a better offer. "I don't believe," Stiles would say, with a despondent shake of htB head, "I don't believe Ann Jones '11 have me any how." When we had been out a few months, and had met with fair success, Stiles1 tone was modified. The burden of his mon ologue changed to, "Well, I don't know but what Ann Jones '11 have me,.after all." With a thousand barrels of oil under hatches, he became still more hopeful. "Chance ia pretty good for Ann Jones," he would say "Pretty good now." At 1,500 barrels he had assumed a selfs satisfied manner, and soliloquized, "I guess there's no danger but what Ann Jones '11 have me now." At 2,000 bar rels, "Ann Jones '11 be glad enough to get me now, I know." When we cut the last whale that was to fill the vessel's hold and squared away for home, Stiles threw his hat in the air with a wild Indian yell of triumph, "I'll be if I'll have Ann Jones anyhow I" A Cleveland boy, ten years of age, swallowed a bean, which passed down his windpipe into the opening which leads to the lungs, and finally stopped there. He appeared to be dead. A deadly pallor over-spread his countenance, the eyes were glassy and without expression, the muscles all relaxed, and the respiration entirely suspended. Shortly after the surgeon arrived breathing ceased entirely for a minute and a half. The bean was then extracted. A longitudinal incision having beeu made in the neck, just below the Adam's apple, an instrument was inserted, and the bean drawn up and pulled out by forceps, the boy still pre senting the appearance of a lifeless corpse. After the bean had been extracted the incision was held open by two hooks, and by pressing on the chest the air in it was driven out. The bleod at the opening was spunged off, and by relieving the pressure on the breast and pressing on the sides beneath the arms, air was drawn in through the aperture made by the incision. A mechanical passage of air was tho* established, and by continued efforts the ohild began to breathe and was saved.