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®fce limes. jUcaRKOOR, CLAYTON OOBNTY.IOWA. t.k RICHARDSON,- JOHN H. ANDRICK, One Copy,for on* year $2.00in advance. RATKS OF ADVERTISING: Apace. lw 4w 3m 0m 1 y'r Tiqiaafr SIM) I fa 60 I $3 50 »6 60 I (8 60 $12 OS 2^quaree 2 60 3 50 4 60 7 60 1000 |_lfi .1 «iuarra 3 00 4 00 6 00 10 00 15 I 20 00 col. 4 00 6 00 8 00 16 00 I 26 00 36 66 ft ool. I 60 jiooo 16 OW 26 00 I 40 00 "0 00 1 column I 14 00 I is 00 26 00 I 40 00 I 70 00 I 126 00 0 lines of Nonpareil inako a square. BininrR*rarde of 6 liuwi $8 per anunui each additional line (0 eta. 9. H. Stratemeyer, Dealer in Stoves, Tin nud ShaM-Iron Ware. I'uinp* Fitted and Kopuirtd, ll»-pi«iriiig Promptly done. Particular attention paid to Tin Koolingand Spout If, r«$y OARNAVILLO.IOWA. M. McNAMARA, Liceniied Auctioneer, la new prepared to null It nil Katate and every description of Perminiil Property, at Auction, and attend to the name in utiy part ot thia district. Hale* entrusted to liia cure will receive yM^pt attention. M. McNAMABA* 710 Cresco, H. H. OLARK, M. D. OniOXover Kennedy'* Drug Store. Residence at If re. Low'a, Ann Street. _______ Okartee Oltjr, Iowa. 690 iiai.m.i. Bljr, Proprietor. O. H. BERRY, Attorney at Law, Cresco, Towa. Ml THOMAS UPDEGRAPF, Attorney at Law, (424) McQKEGOK, IOWA. ELIJAH ODBLL. Attorney nd Counsellor at Law, McGREGOR, IOWA J. C. HOXSIE, Jaeticeof tlie Peacr. Oflicu with T. Vpdegraff. UNION BOUSB, MAIM if MKT McGREGOR, IOWA lltx. II. KkESK, Proprietor. I ^1NNBSHBiK HOUSB. 'Ah, Iowa. General gtagtOle* JOHN SHAW, Proprietor. 6#« McORBOOR HOUSB. By JOHN HKLLUKRG. This house is situated in the central part of the City, convenient for steam boat and railway travelers as well a« to business men and farmers frent the couHtry. Guests will c««wv« ho best of attention. 70S B. HOLLINGSWOBTH Physician and Surgeon, National, 1' promptly attended to. AMoraey at Law,(offlco in Bank Block) SSS McUKKQOR, IOWA. ft.Boble. L.O. Hatch. 5. Henry Frcse. NOBLE, HATCH & FRESB, Attornjfes at Law, McGREGOR, IOWA. 6*9 DB. ANDBOS, Phyffclanand Surgeon. Residence over Peterson A Larson's Stare. Office in Uault Block. 578-99 R. HUBBARD & CO., Jewelers and dealers in Mneical Instruments, Main Street, (494) McQHKUOR, IOWA NATIONAL HOTEL Postvllle.Iowa. General Stage Office. C. VanHoooor Proprietor. 603 JAMBS DAVIS, Sheriff of Clayton County. Office with T. Updegraff, two doors below the Bank, McGregor, Iowa. 779 OBO. L.BASS, Commission,Storage and Forwarding Business, Pub lic Square, McOKKGOR, IOWA. F. G. MATHER, Dealer In Farming Implement*. Everything from a Pitch Pork to a Threshing Machine. Postville,Iowa. BASER BROTHBBS, Attorneys and Counselors at Law, Decorah and Cal mar, Iowa. Will practice in all the Courts of the 10th Judicial District and Supreme Court. Prompt *^»«ntion given to collections. 700 P. 11. Larkiu. T. Carrall. LARKIN & OARRALL, Manufacturer* of Wagons, Sleighs, Seeders, Plows, and Horse Shoeing done to order and Gsueral Black smithing. lyC87 VOLGA CITY, IOWA. HENRT HENSEL, Manufacturer of best aud latest styles of Wagons, Buggies and Sleighs. Repairing done well, promptly and durably. Clayton, Iowa. 090 LOUIS M. ANDRICK, Attorney at Law, Reynold's Block. Kutrance be tween 146 and 148 Dearborn Street, also on Madison Street and Custom llounv (P. O.) plitce, CHICAGO. MURRAY HOUSB, Main Street, McGregor, Iowa. A desirable home for the traveling public, with good bitrns aud Sheds at tached for the safe protection of horses and wagons. 442 M. MURRAY, Proprietor. J. McHOSE & CO., Storage, Forwarding and Commission. Warehouse No,l,on the Levee, McGllKUOK. Consignments solicited. JOS. MclfOSK. A 11:coil* R. O. AMBLER, Attorney at Law,Calmar, Iowa. Will practlill), tho Courts of the Stats. 648 H. BRUNNER M. D. Ofllcs, Bank Corner, Smith's Block, up stairs 641 klcOREUOR, IOWA. A. I.JORDAN G. McOKKGOR. McGBEGOB FANNING MILL. DICKKY k WKLLIVKR Manufacturers of the McGregor Fanning Mill and Grain tjupuratur.ou West Market Square, coruer Main and Ann Streets, 415y MeQRKGOR. MURDOCH &. STONEMAN. iMIuel Murdoch. John T. StoHeman. AttorneysandCou lors at Law, will practice in the Sapremet nl district Courts of this State. Offlce^opposite 1st National Bank, McGREGOR. GILL, Dentists, McGregor, Iowa* OIBce on Main St., ever Post Office. Nitieus Oxide administered as a speciality. BEZER LODGE No. 185. Holds its Regular Communications on Monday evening preceding the full moon in each month. R. HUBBARD, W. M. GEO. B. McCARTY, Sec'y. BOARDMAN HOUSB, (Late Washington). er, Iowa. Lafayette lUgelow, proprtutoi. tabling. 669 n T.Clark. Charley Allen. O.J.Clark. JOHN T. GLARE & CO., ys aud Counsellors at Law and Real Estate s, 1st door east of Wiunesheik House, Decorah, Will practice in the several courts of the also attend to collections, and the payment of u Wlnnesheik county. 666 nun uoinin, S' HOT GUNS. Rifles,Revolveis, Pistols, Game Bags, Flasks, Cartridges, Powder, Shot, Lead, Caps, Gun-wads, Cutlery, Ac., near National Bauk, McGregor: Repairing of all kinds belonging to the id looksmith line done piowptly. A CARD. J, HUNT late of Syracuse, New York, re- illy informs the people of McGregor and vicin the has opened an Office in Church A Bidwell's whero his sons have their Bentistry Kstablish- Dr. HUNT isan old practitioner. He can be lay and night at his office except when profes V absent. All who wish to be treated upon Homopathie principles will please coll on him. •male or Chronic diseasestreatedsuccess fully, regor,Iowa .Tune 22d, 1860. 662tf uman 8. Gillett, Successor to QILLKTT A VERNON and B0TT, JOHNSON A CO., Manufacturer of and Dealers in BOARDS, COT CARDS AND FANCY PAPERS, earbora Street, OBZOAftO. 686 KcConnell &Oo. Manufacturers aud deulersln Saddlery Hardware, jOS FXXroiCTGtS, 608 naw 4t VOLUME XIV—No. 41. S&KABSH. CARDS. DR. A. B. HAXNA, Physician aud Surgeon. Alt cailspromptly utu-!ill to. Klkiidi r, Inwii. 694 D. W. THASE, M. D., corner Main and High Streets, Elkadvr. 687 t. SNRDIOAR A PRICE A FLECK 80N8. dealers In Hardware, Stoves and Tiuware, Agricultural Implements, Crockery and Glassware, Klkadcr. 087 V. BALLKR, dealer in General Merchandise, Hardware, Drugs A Medicincs, Elkader. 087 D. BAYLESS rf CO., dealers In Drugs and Metft? cines, Fancy Goodsand Sundries, Elkader. 087 P.GARAGIITY, dealer in Harness, Saddles, Brf dies'Ac. Cash paid for Hides at highest market prices, Elkader. £87 COOK, Attorneys and Counselors at La#, and ileal Estate Agents. Elkmlir, Iowa. Pay Taxes, Examine Titles aud practice in tho Courts of the lot Judicial District, aud Supremo Court of Iowa. 8.T. Iowa. W00DWAH8, Attorney at A Um, W. J. W. STOUT, Offlci. .ppi)i France, Sweden, And Otter Parts of Europe. ALSO Passenger Tickets FOR SALE Toand From all the Large Cities In EUROPE, by Steamer and Fast Sailing Vessels. All kinds of GOVEllNM ENT SECURITIES bought and sold trIOtf PEOPLE'S MARKET. Williams & Bro., In William's New lirick Itlock Main 8t., McGregor, Iowa, believe iu fair dealiug aad will always be found on hand ready to deal out the choicest cuts ol all kinds of meat that the country att'ords. Highest market price paid for all kinds of stock. DUMND BROS, POWERS, Wholesale Grocers, 131 South Water atr*«t, 646 CHICAGO, ILL. FRANK KERZMAN, Opposite Pearsall A-Church's Livery Stable, Main Street* McGregors Xowav Is ready te furnish ALL KINDS OF TINWARE FOR HOUSEHOLD USE, Have Trough*, Tin Pipes, And in fact everything in his lino of business will be well made and promptly put up. STOVES AND 8TOVK PIPES furnished and set np to order. GERMAN LUMBER YARD. Stauer & Daubenberger, Dealers in Xinmberv Timber, Ziath, Shingles, Seora, Sash and Blinds, WE SUPPLY CITY AND COUNTRY TRADE ON TNE MOST LIBERAL TERMS. Have unquestionably the largest stoek ol Over Church Warrauted. McGregor, I°wa oo.f [S, TOBACCOS UNO CIGARS, 936 Randolph Street, rHibben, Chicago. 1 s Maddux, Now York. Hf CAGOi Maddax.Cincinnati. ttl#y flttrodjr.- Klkadcr 687 A. W. DAUGIIEKTV A CO., dealers inDryGoodlt Groceries and General Merchandise. Highest Mat* ket Prices paid for Produce, Elkader, Iowa. 68t E. K ALTENDACII, Wutch Maker, dealer in Jew|« erj',Clocks, Watches,Dry Goods, 4c., Elkader, low*. DR. T)nuglert|r Co.'s i^tore, Elkader, Iowa, W. A. WHITNEY, dealer in Iron, Hardware, Stoves,Tinwureand Agricultural Tools.,4c., Elka der, Iowa. YOUNG A COOK, Attorneys at Luw, Office over C. Ryan's Store, opposite the Uoardman llouee, Elka der, Iowa, will practice in the 10th Judicial District, and hi the Supreme Court of the State of Iowa. Special attention paid to collections or all kinds. FOIID A WAKEMAN, dealers in Dry Goods, Gro ceries, Boots, Shoes, Ac Klkadcr, Iowa. 7i)4 OVSTZIXrBBB.O, ZOWA. JOHN LDTIIER A BRO., manufacturers of Wag ons, Sleighs and Cutters. BKO., dealers in Dry Goods, Groceries etc., etc. Forwarding and Commission Merchants and proprietors »l the Guttenberg Flour Mills. CRAWFORD HOUSE, near Steamboat Landiug.— M.Crawford, Proprietor. WM. SULLIVAN, dealer in Dry Goods, Groceries, and Forwarding and Commission Merchant. JEFEERSON HOTEL, Schiller street, between 1st and 2d streets, Ilenry Thaman, Proprietor. A®-This House has a large yard and good stabling attached. WASHINGTON IIOUSB, near Steamboat Landing. H. II. Frcse, Proprietor. Good stabling attached. J. II. Merrill, Prest. Win. Larrabee, Vice l'rent. O. Ilulversou Caahitir. W. R. kinuaird* Aaet-Ooefelor. FIRST NATIONAL BAN! OF KeO&BOOl. Capital 8X00.000. At currcBtMite* forMfooa alt tk« VtfidpAlOlttMOl Bnglandy IrelAnd, Germany, Norway, SASH, DOORS and BLINDS ever kept in tho west—every style aud ferra to suit any building that can be erect ed. 49rOurs is the ONLY LUUER YARD uu Use north side of Main 8tre«t, McGREGOR, IOWA. Established 1860. C. H. & A. O. Hunt, DENTISTS. Bidweli's. Fair Prioa and Work References and Recommendations, OLi y o MOOB&ZBS, CROCKERY, BOOTS AND SHOES, AVD UQUOKS, Of overy kiud needed by the citizens of city or couutry. FOR SALE AT THE LOWEST RATES AT E E N K E S Sucredsar to llenckuA Uandow, southeast corner of Public Square and one door south of Qeo. L. Bass' Warehouse, McGregor, Iowa. tg^Passenger Agent for the Hamburg American Packet Company. Also Agent for the Celebrated Patent Beer faucet. For the TIMK1. "The Old Songrs." DT SVNSF.T. On the prairies, June 27,1870,the efcetsofa hot Hi!1 I cannot sing the old songs, Kor y»t again tho new My voice it is so awful cracked, It's almost broke in two. I cannot raise a singlo note To charm like Jenny Llndt It goes to protest, overdue lean not raise tlie wind! est)not sing the old songs, Tor visions come again Of many happy, jolly days, When we were all young noon. We'd meet around the social board, And drink, and laugh, and smoke, But now I'm old in years and gray, And worse than all,—dead-broke 1 I eahnot sing the old songs, They arc too deep for me The new ones they are always pitched In fnr too high a key. I torn a barrel-organ now, It's hard work and no joke, And that's the way I raise the wind Because I am, lcad*broke .' The Dutchman's Luck. In a certain vilhige, there lived a Duteh farmer named Duudermun, whose family consisted of his wife and only son, named Carl, who helped his futhtsr work the farm, Carl was an industrious, sober young man who hud reached the n»c of twenty-one without having once been ten miles away from hotue so it is not to be presumed that his knowledge or experience was very extensive. Carl's invariable custom was to go every evening as soon as his work was done, and see Katrina Van Klepper, the daughter of a neighbor, as handsome and buxom a lase as ever trod shoe leather. While he wo'd sit and smoke with the old man, talking about the crops and weather,Katrina wo'd sit demurely by sewing or knitting, as the case might be. Precisely when the clock struck nine Carl was expected to leave. But one night Carl instead of leaving at nine, as usual, still lingered, much to the surprise of old Van Klepper, who, after waiting a few minutes without seeing any signs of his leaving, uskedhita why he did not go, as he wished to shut up. "I'ecause, neighpor VanKlepper, I vant to speak a vew worts mit you," Answered Carl, rather sheepishly. "Veil, fery goot put vhy ton't you pe kin den?'' returned that worthy, proceed ing to (ill his pipe. "Veil, den, neighbor Van Klepper," be gan Carl, iu rather a hesitating manner, '•I loves your taughter Katrina more as nefer vas, an' she loves me doo, an' as my fader's farm an' your farm adjoin, I dinks dat ve petter marry, so dat ven fader aBd you tie, de broberty will sdav in de vam ily!" "Veil, f«ry goot, Carl,'? replied Van Klepper, looking rather blank at being thus summarily disposed of "but how mootch monish you kot, eh Carl put his hand in his pocket Bad drew out an old leather wallet, and pro ceeded to count its contents. "I got shust dwo toller' and sefenden sheuts," he replied, carefully putting the money buck in his pocket. "Dwo tollar, you dundering pig vool IIow de duyvel does you dink dat you gan marry u frow mit only dwo dollar an' sef endeen shents'/ Ven you kot tree hoontret tollurs, an' usk you fadder may be he gif hitii do you, den you kin marry mit mine kirl put not von dundering tay pelore.— An now goot-night, an' ton't gome here no more pefore you kit de monish. Come den, put no sooner Poor Carl hud nothing to do but comply and took his departure with a. heavy heart for how to get so muoh money was a prob" lem too diihcult «f solution for him. The next morning Carl looked as wretch ed and woebegone as a bioken down oij speculator. On his parents anxiously in. quiring as to what ailed him, ho related what had taken place between hint and neighbor Van Klepper. "Neighbor VauKlepper is shust right," responded his father, when he had conclu ded. "And I dinks thut you pe old enough to ko an* make your own vordune. Don't dink dat you kit any ding of me ven I tie, vor I dink that I will lif more as hoontret years yet. Mine fader kit* me noding ven I married, an' your fader do de same. I kif you dill to morrow to stay hero, an' yen you ton't ko den away, I'll kick you away." The wretched Carl was thunderstruck at the turB affuiis had taken for in spite of his own and mother's remonstrance his father was inexorable. So with a heavy, foreboding heart he be-an io make prep arations to leave his home for Heaven only knows where. Early next morning Car! was ready to leave his father give him his blessing, while his mother gave him—unknown to his father—gave him three dollars out of her CWD private savings, besides a loaf of bread and a small jug of buttermiik and thus fitted out, with a small bundle eflrung on a stick over his shoulder, he started oft' with tears in fiis eyes. Carl traveled on without meeting an ad veuture of any kind till toward noon,when being both tired and hangry, he sat down under a large tree that stood on the road side before a small cottage, and began an attack on bread and buttermilk. He had not been there long, however, before he was perceiyed by the woman of the house who came out and invited him to partake of dinner there. Carl, nothing loth, ac cepted her hospitvble invitation, and was soon seated before a well spread table, to the contents of which be paid the most impartial attention. During the meal the woman, with the curiosity peculiar to country folks, plied him with all sorts of questions us to where he cutu« from und whither lie was going all of which Carl answered with grcutest good nature. In return she gave him an account of all the people living uround.— Among other things she told him of a wealthy old miller named Verplank, who After recovering somewhat from hie as tonishment, he asked Carl if lie wo'd come with him to his house,adding as an induce ment. that he woulil give him three dollars and his supper. Carl told him he would, if he would give him lodging for the night also and, the miller complying, he -.c companied him to his house. The miller chuckled with delight as he anticipated the dismuy of his wifo when she should have her fondeft secrets reveal ed. After supper Carl confounded both the miller and his wife by the revelation he made by the pretended aid of the miracu lous box -, for the woman at whose house he had dined had posted him pretty well in their affairs. "1 vill kif you one hoontret tollapa for dat pox!" he exclaimed, thinking what a valuable acquisitioe it would be to him in aiding to ferret out his wife's secrets. "No," replied Carl, "I gun'tsell dat pox vor it has been in de family more as a hon tret years Mine kreat-krant-fader kafe it to mine krantfader on his tying pet, an' mate him shvear never to bart mit it!" "Veil den, I kif you dwo hoontret I" he said, fearful of losing such a chance. Carl retlected a few minutes. "I dell you vat I will do," he said at last "kif me dwo hooutret an1 fifty, an' I sell him to you." Although sorely against the grain, the miller closed the bargain, much to tho dis pleasure of his wife, who urged him not to make a fool of himself but this only added fuel to the tlame of the miller's de sire to possess the box, und he went to his bed-room and brought Carl his money. "No vonder mine frau ton't vant me to haf dat pox he muttered, significantly, as he counted out the money. "Put how villI understand ue pox ven he dalks mit me he inquired. Carl told him to call him up early In the morning, and he would tell him. At davbreuk the next morning the mil ler awakened Carl and told him to get up and show him how to understand the box, for "dat it was dalking like de duyvel!" (The bees were buzzing like a circular saw.) "Veil," said Cavl, "virst you must pe in a room mit yourself ull alone, an' den you make hot vire den you lock de toor and drow de key out de window, an' pull your glothes off. Ven dut is tone, suiear your self all ofer mit molasses, open de pox an' you fiat him all out." So saying, Carl bade the miller good iuorning, and took his departure, nnxious to place HS much distance as possible be tween himself and that individual. The poor miller followed Carl's direc tions to the letter. The catastrophe that followed may be imagined. When he opened tho box the bees, rendered infuri ate by being oontined so long, attacked NORTH IOWA TIMES. lived about six miles from there he had married a young and handsome wife, of whom he was very jealous and proud. To make matters worse, a handsome nephew of his came to his house quite orten and took Mrs. Verplank out riding, which brought the poor miller almost to the verge of distraction. Carl listened to her goesip for a long time with great attention then,being both refreshed and rested, he t'lunked the wo man for her hospitality, and bade her fare well. He jogged along for a few miles further till he came to a place where a vendue sale was being held. He looked on for a little while and watched the proceedings of the sate with great interest till his eye caught three bee-hives. Carl had never eeen a bee-hive before, and he examined them with great curiosity. Asking a bystander what they contained, he was informed that they contaiaed bees—that bees made honey and wax—and other scraps of naturnl his tory, which Carl heard with the greatest amazement. The bees seemed to strike his fancy, for he stepped up to the auction eer and asked him what he would charge for a peck of "dem little gritters?" We don't sell bees by the measure, re plied that functionary, laughing, bat only by the hive. Carl waa very sorry, and the auctioneer seeing his disappointment, told him he would sell him a few to accommodate him* Taking an old candle box,he shook a num ber of the bees out of the hiye, and shut ting up the box, gave it to Carl, charging him three dollars for the same. Carl cheerfully paid the money, a.id walked off with his prize as happy as a king, amidst the laughter of the crowd. The shades of evening were beginning to full when Call came in sight of Ver plank's mill, and the miller was standing in the doorway when he stepped up. "Goot-i fening, Mr. Verplank how toos you to?" said, Carl, setting down his box, and accosting the miller. The miller, whose perception waa rath er obtuse, surveyed Carl with the most un bounded astonishment. "IIow de duyvel toos jou know dat my .name is Verplank, eh ?M tit uttered in a voice of surprise. "O, I knows efcryding because I pe a vordune-deller returned Carl coolly.— "Mine pox here dells me eferyding I vant to know "Gome, dat fa doo goot. How de duy vel gun dat pox shbeak any ding, I vants to know." "O, ko to de dunder tidn't I dell you dat dis is a fordune deller pox? Shust ask me any ding, an see "Veil, den, dell me vat mine vife's name id, and vat in toinu shust now—den 1 pelieve, an' py dunder, no't before said the miller increduously. "De name of your vife is Carlotta, and shust now she is sburking mit your nevy, Hans Verplank cried Carl, triumphant ly, removing his head from the box, to which he had applied his ear. "Dunder, blitzen, an' dousand duyvels! exclaimed the miller, in dismay, "Peelze pup is in dat pox, by Cot!" WE MARCH WITH THE FLAG AND KEEP STEP TO THE MUSIC OF THE (JNION. McGREGOR, IOWA, WEDNESDAY, JULY 27, 1870. WHOLE No. 719, him on all sides. The .vretched miller bellowed in agony, and danced around the room like an Indian warrior. His wife hearing the uproar, ran to the room, but finding it locked, she had to get an axe to break it down she was terror-stricken at the startling scene that burst on her view, for the yells of the agonized miller were something awful to hear. Running out of the room, she soon returned with a broom, with which she brushed the sweet insects from her lord. It was fully a week before the poor mil ler recovered from the effects of the stings he had received. He promised his wife if she never would tell, that he would never be jealous again. Carl arrived safely at home with hie Ill gotten money, and his father was so well pleased at his success that he gave him the additional fifty dollars, thus enabling him to marry his beloved Katrina, with whom he has lived in the greatest harmony ever since. Some Valuable Recipe*. The fruit-preserving season amon^ house keepers has commenced, and therefore the following recipes,showing the proper peri ods of time to boil various kinds of fruits together with the amount of sugar requir ed by each kind to the quart, will be of interest, and perhaps use, to them Cherries, boil 5 minutes, in 6 ounces of sugar. Raspberries, boil 6 minutee tai 4 ounces of sugar. Blackbcnriee, boil 6 minutes in 6 ounces of sugar. Strawberries, boil 8 minutes in 8 ounces of sugar. Plums, boil 10 minutes, in 8 ounces of sugar. Whortleberries, boil 5 minutes in four ounces of sugar. Pieplant, sliced, boil 10 minutes, in 10 ounces of sugar. Small sour peara, whole, boil 30 minutes in 8 ounces of sugar. Bartlett pears, in halves, boil 20 min utes, in ounces of sugar. Peaches, boil 5 minutes is 4 ounces of sugar. Peaches, whole, boil 15 minutes in four ounces of sugar. Pineapple, sliced, boil 15 minutes in 0 ounces of sugar. Siberian or crab apple, boil 25 minutes in 8 ounces of sugar. Sour apples, quartered, boil 10 minutes in ounces of sugar. Ripe currants, boil 6 minutee in 8 oun ces of sugar. Wild grapes, boil 10 minutee in 8 oun ces of sugar. Gooseberries, boil 8 minutee in 8 euuees of eugur. Quince, sliced, boil 15 minutes la Mu ounces of sugar. Tomatoes, boil 20 minutes without su gar. Another McFarland Case. From the Cltveland Plain&nler, Jnlj 19. A singular tragedy occurred in Boston township, Summit county, on Saturday last, the circumstances of which, as we have learned them from an officer of the law, are as follows-. The murderer, George Washburn, had for some time suspected that the deceased Charles Peeples, had been criminally inti mate with his wife. Ou Saturday Wash burn sent for Steeples to come to his house. Peeples went,and on his arrival Washburn requested u neighbor named Johnson, who happened to be at Washburn's bouse, to leave them alone and to take his (Wash burn's) children to his (Johnsen's) house, as he did not wish the little ones to hear what would be said. After this, little is known of the affair, except what Washburn tells himself. He says that after the two—himself and Pee ples—were alone, Peeples admitted to him that he had heen improperly familiar with Mrs. Washburn, upon which the husband told Peeples that he must leuve the coun try or he would take his life. Peeples is said to have replied that he would do a« he pleased, whereupon Washburn drew a revolver and fired. Peeples ran out of the house at the first shot, closely pur sued by Washburn, who fir^d three times more. The first shot entered Peeple's left side, went through the body and emerged under the right arm the second shot took effect iH the hand, the third in the head, causing the wounded man to drop, and then Washburn weut to the prostrate body held the revolver so near Peeple's head that the flume from the weapon scorched the hair, and shot the fallen man through the back of the head. After this, Washburn shouted to his neighbor Johnson and called him to come over saying that he had killed Peeples.— Mr. Johnson not believing it, did not go, and Washburn then went to Johnson's house and assured him that he had told the truth. Johnson then went to Washburn's place and found that Peeples was indeed dead. Washburn subsequently walked to the nearest justice of the peace and said that he had killed Charles Peeples, and wished to deliver himself up. The magistrate could not believe that Washburn had kill ed Peeples, and thinking that the man was drunk or cruzy actually refused to issue a warrant on the murderer's own admission. Washburn then turned to leave, axd saying once more that he had positively killed Peeples, remarked that when they wanted him they could find him at his house. Afterward other parties applied for u warrant for Washburn's arrest on a charge of murder, and he is how in custody. The voting apparatus which the House of Representatives declined last week to employ, consists of two machines placed on the Clerk's desk, one recording the af firmative and the other the negative. The members are in communication with the instruments by electric wires passing un der the floor, and the result Hf vote is instantly displayed en a dial. No Politician. We clip from the Oshkosh Times the following good thing. We should like to know Felker, personally, and when the Ship Canal is completed, if not sooner, wo will ride up and spend a day with him and Geo«-IIyer: "W. B. Felker, Esq., of Omro, (brother of our townsman, Ch. Felker, of the law firm of Felker & Weisbrod,) we learn is soon to become associated with E. P. Finch., Esq., of this city, under the law firm of Finch & Felker. Mr. Felker is a gentleman of conceded legal ability, and we congratulate him on his association with one of the ablest lawyers in North ern Wisconsin. In a card to his old polit ical friends, he says: 'I have long felt the necessity of a change of my location. Congress has passed the bill for the Fox and Wisconsin Rivers.— They have passed a law dividing the State into two Judicial Districts and establishing a term of the U. S. District Court at the city of Oshkosh. Oshkosh is bound to be the wealthiest and most populous city in state, excepting Milwaukee, and the best place for the practice of my profession.— The time for that chauge has come. Know all ye aspiring candidates for the Senatur ship, in the South Assembly District that I consider myself HO longer an eligible, fraud upon the people. In the language of the poet, I "git up and git" to that place from which I can look down with the utmost complacency upon the solemn proceedings of that august assemblage in which you will be tusseling for an oflic •.— You aspirants can consider iue "drawn let the contest wax hot in the superlative degree figure, fight,%bugle once again call upon the "dear people," with that well known voice, and in that tender en treating tone for more "pap," and nniy success attend you which so noblv deserve. 'Sycce.su in my profession is of far great er moment to me, than succe.u in ft ouc horse political race ufter offiue. 'An experience of ten years in the pro fession has taught me, that it takes brains to make a lawyer, and though I have been in the republican ranks ever since 1 drew my first political breath, and have ever since, and am now proud of its succvsses and content with its history. I only of late learned through the wisdoui of an old experienced political "wheel horse" ami huckster, that it does not take brains to make a legislator. Had I known this ten years ago and devoted my time to the de velopment of brass instead of brains, 1 doubt not but I might now have I ecu as skillful a traveler in the race after legisla tivc honors as to hav» distanced all com petitors. Go in geutlcmen Go in every body You need not stand upon the point of ability, tor though you make laws more bungling than any of your predecessors, and set at detience all legal rules of inter pretation, the firm of Finch & Felker will go through them like a Sunday School teacher through the ten commandments.* The Number Nine. The number nine possesses some remar kable properties. If the nino digets, 1, 2, o, 4, 5, G, 7, 8, 9, be added together the sum will be 45, which is equal to 5 times 9, and the sum of the digits of their sum, 4 and ." is uine. If any number is su' tracted from another having the saute dig its in a diilercnt order the remainder will be divisible by 9, and the sum of the dig its will also be divisible by 9. Subtracting 2907034 fr»m 7364429,there remains 4410755, which is equal to 9 times 490955." The sum cf the digits, 4, 4, 1, 0, 7, 9, 5, is 30, which is divisible by 9. If any number be multiplied by 9, the sum of the digits, or figures of the product will be divisible by 9. Nin« time 43780, 135 is 394011215 the sum of the digits of this product is 72, a multiple of 9. The solutions of u number of interesting arith matical puzzles depend upon the above properties of 9. If a number be subtracted from another having the same digets in a different order and one of the digets of the remainder erased, it can be found in the following manner: Add together the figures of the remainder that are left, divide tho sum by 9, subtract the figures thut remains, after dividing by 9, from 9,und this lust remain der will be the digit, or figure sought. If there is no remainder, 0 or 9 was erased. Ask some one to write down a number and subtract from it another, composed of the same digits in different order, without letting you see cither of them. Tell him you want ull the figures of the remainder, but one. By the above rule you cau soon find the figure you have not seen. The feat will appear quite mysterious to the uninitiated. Here is an example: Subtracting 150, 324 from 231450, the remainder is 75132. The sum of the figures 7, 5, 1, 3, is 16.— Divide 10 by 9, we have a reiuaiuder pf 7 7 from 9 leaves 2, the other figure. A few years ago, a little fellow was ta ken by his farther to a carpenter, to be bound apprentice to him, ufter the fashion of those times. In settling the business, the master, who was one of the stiff kind, observed "Well, boy, I suppose you can cat most anything, can't you I always make my boys live on what they don't like." "I like everything but mince-pie und apple pie 1" was the boy's instant re ply. "Mauima," said a child, OM Sunday evening, after having sat still in the house all day, like a good girl, "have I honoted you to-day "I don't know," replied the mother, "why do you ask "Because," says the little one, shaking her head sadly, "the Bible savs. 'Honor thy father and mother, thut thj days may be loug,' und this has b«en, oh, the long est day I ever saw." IN speaking of his uulireried servants. Diclcuus said "1 do not consider that 1 own enough of any man to hang a badge upon." President Grant Photographed by the Man who made him. A full confession has at last been extort ed from the guilty individual who inflicted Grant upon the people. It is C. A. Dana, and he makes a clean breast, as follows As for General Grant, personally, we have neither spite, grudge or revenge.— He never refused us a personal favor, for we never asked anything of him, Bave only the appointment of Horace Greeley as min ister to England and, as he sent a man there who isn't half as fit for the place as Mr. Greeley, we have never borne him any gradge on that accounts But, toward Gen. Grant, as president, we cherish a very pro found feeling of disappointment and dis satisfaction. There were few men in the country who had taken more stock in him than we had. During the war, when he was digging canals at Vicksburg, and was on the point of being relieved from his command, Mr. Dana did what he could to have him retained at the head of the army in the Mississippi Valley and the effort was successful. But for his agency, Grant won hi then have been sent back to Galena and in that event, he could neither have become Commauder-in• Chief of the Army, rtiij- I'resident of the United States. Next, when he was a candidate for the presidency, we did what we could to secure for him the nomination of the Republican National Convention, and then we helped to get the votes of a majority of the Amer ican people. All this we did simply be cause we thought it best fjr the country, and all we demanded of Gen. Grant was an honest, sensible, disinterested, and pat riotic administration of his office. Does anybody think that was too much to ex pect of him. But, instead of this, his administration is bad, foolish, weak, mellow, cowardly, corrupt, anti-American, contemptible at home, and more contemptible abroad. It is impossible to speak the truth and deny that it is so. It is impossible for an inde pendent journalists. anxious to discharge his obligations to the people, to conceal or palliate facts so fearful and notorious. The President is incompetent, lazy, neg lectful of his duties, unable to comprehend them, and careless about performing them. He appoints men to office, simply because they have made liitn present.*, or are his re lations, or because some foolish caprice prompts it. He degrades the country in the eyi's of all the world,and stands treuil ling like a coward for fear of a corrupt and bankrupt power like Spain. The man who saved the nation, as a soldier, is cov ering us with shame as a president. A Hundred Years Ago. One hundred and ten years ago there was not a single white man in Ohio, Ken tucky, Indiana or Illinois. Then, what is how the flourishing part of America, wus as little known as the country around the mountains of the moon. It was not until 1707 tlu Boone left his home in North Carolina to become the first settler of Ken tucky. The first pioneers of Ohio did not settle until 20 years after this time. A hundred years ago Napoleon was not born, aud Washington was a modest Virginia Colonel, and the great events ig the histo ry of those two worlds, in which these great but dissimilar men took were the mi st loyal part of the British Empire, and on the political horizon no speck indicated the struggle which, within a few years thereafter, established the great republic of the world. A hundred years ugo, there were but four newspai ers in America.— The steam enjine has just been invented the railroads and telegraphs had not en tered into the remotest conception of man. When we come to look back at it thro' the vista of history, wo find that to the century passed has been allotted more im portant events in their bearing upon the happiness of the world, than almost any other that has elapsed since the creation. A hundred years ugo, Cunudu belonged to France, and the whole population did not exceed a million and a half people. A hundred years ago, the great Frederick of Prussia wus performing those greut ex ploits which have made him immortul in military annuls, and his little monarchy was sustaining single-handed a war with Russia, Austria and France. A great contested will ousa, which has been hanging in the Arkansas courts for over thirteen years, seemed receutly to be on the point of decision. The arguments had been finished, the Judge had given his charge, and the jury ufter a short ab sence, had returned to their seats with a verdict sustaining the will. The opposing counsel, however, demanded that the jury should polled, which the court ordered. Three names had been called, and the u& ual question, "Is this your verdict?" was just being addressed to the fourth, when he was suddenly stricken with the apo plexy. His recovery is very doubtful and in case he dies without answering the ques tion, the whole case will have to be tried over again. A Winsted (Conneticut) lady was some time ugo struck by lightning, and lay for hours unconscious—dead to all human ap pearances. She distinctly heard friends declare that she wus unquestionably dead, and she would have been buried alive hud her brother not insisted (while the by stuuders laughed him to scorn) upon hop iug and wating and working for her resto ration, which he at length accomplished. TUK family of'Martin Alford,consisting of five persons, living five miles east of Galena, while seated ut the breakfast table Saturday morning. Were struck by light ning. The eldest daughter was instantly killed aud some of the others seriously in jured. Sunday night the dwelling of Elijah J. Secor,"living eight miles from Carrolton, was struck by lightning, and his son, C. Secor, aged 20 years, was killed. The house took fire aud was entirely consumed together with everything in it The New Cnrrency Law-How It Dis criminates ngalnst the West. The currency bill just passed by Cott gress, providing for the issue of *54,000, 000 in currency notes, merits more than ft passing notice. The ostensible object «t the law, is to give the South and West aft increase of currency, making it equal 1ft proportion to that now enjoyed by tljjft North and East but the real effect of thft law will be to diminish paper circulation to the extent of the new issue. The 1st section simply preyides for the issue the 2d section provides for the ca|i», celling the 3 per cent, certificates as fast |i circulating notes are issued. (These ce^' tificates draw 3 per cent, interest, and a«f now held by banks as a reserve. The^f were, at one time, in general circulation, but are now—the interest making thett desirable reserves for banks.) This maj)f and probably will work a contraction 0 the currency. In the large citics, likft Chicago, St. Louis, New Orleans aMft San Francisco, bondholders will secuit bank franchises—establish banks, and not issue the bills which they may receive froll the Controller of the Currency, but reljf for their profits upon the interest receive! upon the bonds deposited with the U. S» Treasurer, and the advantages which the£ would receive from large deposites. They will lock up their bills, and simply do a deposite and exchange business. The law discriminates against the West, in this, that under it, banks will receive but SO per cent, in circulating notes fdf~ their bonds, while under the old law, tHf banks received 90 per cent. and under the old law, circulating notes were redeem ed, if it at all, in greenbacks while under the new, the notes are to be redeemed ift gold and silver, and as gold is worth fro* 12 to 15 per cent, premium, it will lift readily seen that no bank can issue n otHr and sustain itself. As fast as the notfli are issued, they will be gathered up, anil presented for redemption. So that instemA of there being an increase of banking cift culation, in the west, under this law, thelft is to be a contraction of the currency tii the amount of the new issue. Until theN is a return to specie payment, no bank ift the west can issue notes under the ne# law, for the simple season, that the premi» um on gold, in which they are to be r# deemed, makes it an object for holders it the notes to return them to the bank fdft redemption. It needs no argument tft convince the people that while gold is worth from 12 to 15 per cent, premium, bank notes will not be suffered to take its place. This is of a piece with all congressional legislation for the west. In the first placl| the States having the bulk of capital, haW already their share of the national issue— they have 90 per cent, of notes on their bonds, and if they redeem, which is sel dom, they are authorized to do so in gretn backs but under this law, enacted to do justice to the west, the issue of notes ia but SO cents on the dollar of bonds depo^ ited, while the banks issuing them are re quired, on presentation, to redeem their notes ia gold, when gold is wTorth from \M to 15 per cent, premium. This is doing the West justice with a vengeance. Thift fact is, the law is deception, enacted Qft. deceive the people of the West into tilt belief that by its provisions greater basie ness facilities will be afforded, and tlM country relieved from the restraint occa sioned by want, and undue distribution, of circulating medium. It will centra# circulation to the extent of the banking capital, and was no doubt designed to in fluence western elections, while at the same time works to the advantage of eastern capital. If it wus designed to benefit ami relieve the West, why this discrimination of 10 per cent, in the issue, and the com pulsory redemption in gold? Will Mr. Sawyer tell?—Oshkosh Times. Of the £54,000,000, little IOWA, with a population of one million and produ$ yields enough to feed all the Easterft States—this little IOWA will get about $000,000! THE RIGHT STUFF.—A brave Virginia boy was appointed a cadet at West Point, lie passed an admirable examination, and was ordered to be admitted. According to law, the test oath was to be taken, but when offered his Virgixia blood revolted* He said that he was a child during the war, and only 12 years of age at its close, but that he could not swear that he fell no sympathy in a cause in which all hit kindred had been engaged. The case haa excited great interest at the Point, an4 strong efforts are being made to let him in without taking the oath. Even thjft New York Tribune has the oourage ani the independence to say of this ease "We sincerely trust the yoang Virginian who is debarred from admission to the Military Academy because he declines to swear that he had no sympathy in the re bellion in which his family heartily enlist ed, will not be any longer proscribed. The test oath which boys are called upoA.^ to take before admission to tho nationp^ schools, is a disgrace to our statute books. The more oath-taking the more lying there will be, und the more we proscribe children for the rebellion of their parent* the more that rebellion will be respectecl* The administration of the test oath toft boy who was only twelye years old whe|| the war closed, and wbo is still a minor, is an absurdity which ought to secure the repeal of the statute." A FISH STORY.—The editor of a western paper has been up in the country trouting, and is iesponsible for this fish story. jovial old gentleman whom we met in ouff travels told a story (for the truth ofwhicl) we do not vouch) to illustrate the number of fishermen upon the streams. "A few days ago,' be said. 'I was passing abridge over Swift river, when I heard my namt called. I looked around to see who spoke, No person was in sight, and I was about to pass on, when my eye fell upon a larjgt trout standing upon his tail in the riveii looking as though he had spoken to mfc 'Did you speuk, Mr. Trout?' suid I. *1 did, sir,' suid he 'I wish to inquire if tliik is the way to Bickford's mill 'It is,' said I. 'Ain't there any other route?' said he. 'Guess not,' said I, 'unless you go by land. Why do you ask Because the river is so full of these fish-hooks that I ean new get up this way. Anthony Trollope says "I do not comprehend the reason for the existenan of so many women although I sup post Providence had seine wise end in view ift giving to every tuan at least eight or toft women to choose from whan ha la abofti to select a wife."