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E E WING SENTINEL
VVBLISUED EVERT SATURDAY MOBNINU, BT
MERIT & HUTCHINS.
TIEMS.—Two DOLLARS A YEAR, IN ADVANCE
RATES OF ADVERTISING.
OBI square (10 lines or less) first insertion, 75
Each subsequent insertion, 25
One per year, $50 00
8alfcolumnn
colum do 30 00
ne-fourthof a column, -d 18 00
Kuiinesa Cards not oversixlines do 5 00
Over six lines and under ten do 7 00
Urer ten lines and under tffteeen do 10 00
TERRITORIAL OFFICERS.
WILLIS A. GORMON,
3. TRAVIS ROSSER,
Vf H. WELCH,
A. CilATriELD,
.MOSES SUBKBUUNB,
M: f. Urns,
NoKtf!:' El»DV,
H. M. RICE,
C. E. LEONARD,
JULIUS Guoitdit,
L. KMMITT,
L. D. SMITH, -Receiver
Governor,
Secretary.
Chief Justice.
Associate Judge.
Marshal.
District Attorney:
Delegate to Congress.
Treasurer.
Auditor.
Attorney General.
J. J5. FLETCHER, Agent for the Winnebagoes.
D. B. HURMHAN, Agent for the Chippewas.
K. G. MURPIIT, Agent for the Sioux.
T. M. FULLBBTON, Register of Stillwater L. O.
"W. lloLcoMBS, Receiver
G. W.SWBBT, Register of Sauk Rapids, Land O.
"W. II. WOOD, Receiver
M. L. Oi.os, Registerjof Minneapolis.LandOffice
X. I*. RUSSELL, Receiver
W. W. PHELPS, Register of Red Wing, Land O
C. GBABAM, Receiver
D. UPMAE Register of Winona Land Office
If MOB DENNETT, Register of Brownsville, L. O
J. H. MCKIKNEV, Receiver
.DANIEL STANCHFIELD, Surveyor of Lumber
ROBBRT HASTIB.
WILLIAM LAUVBB,
COUNTY OFFICERS.
.? CHANDLEB,
A. W. POST,
I A I S
J. W. HANCOCK,
If. SOKIN,
JI. C. HOFFMAN,
W. II. WELLINBTON
lAEOroRU,
W. COLVILL Jr.,
WILLIAM LADD,
8. A. HART,
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LIVERy
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')Commissioners.
Register.
Treasurer.
Sheriff.
Coroner.
District Attornev.
Clerk of District Court.
Judge of Probate.
County Surveyor.
JtsxRf M. DOYLE,
PHILANDER YANDENBKBOH,
JAMES DATTON,
Assessors.
BUSINESS CARDS.
T/ELLOGG HARRIOTT, Druggists and
Chemists, Bush Street, Red Wing, M.J_
/IAMBIA & SMITH, dealers in Dry-Goods,
•XX Groceries, Provisions, Crockery, Hardware,
Slats, Caps,: Boots, Shoes, Clothing, &c, &c,
lied Wing, Minnesota. A general assortment al
ways on hand.
J. JACKSON, wholesale and retail dealer
in Groceries, Provisions, Dry-Goods, Boots
and Shoes, Hardware, Crockery, &c. Red Wing.
JOHN WATSON, Saddle and Harness maker,
•J and Carriage Trimmer, Red Wing, M. T.
gfoig
F. SMITH, Notary Public and General
Land Agent, Main Street. Red Wing.
STABLE by COTTER* HAWKS pro-
prietors of the Red Wing and Cannon Falls'
Iia* of stages, lied Wing.
ELLINGTON & HAWKINS, House,Sign,
and Carriage Painters, Red Wing,
TV J. LA RK & CO., dealers in Stoves, Ilard
ware. Tin Ware, &c. Red Wing.
OULL & H1SLEB, manufacturersauddeal
ers in Boots and Shoes, Red Wing.
F. ENZ, wholesale and retail dealer in Dry
Goods, Groceries, Provisions, Boots Shoes,
Readymade Clothing, &c, Red Wing, M. T.
H•
C. WEATHERBV& CO., dealers in Dry
Goods, Groceries, Boots and Shoes, Provis
Hardware, &c, Main street, Red Wing,
L. BEVANS, wholesale and retail dealer
in Dry-Goods, Groceries, Provisions, Crock
er/, Hardware, Ac, Main street, Red Wing.
rANDENBERGII & HILL, Architects and
Builders. Red Wing.
ANDREW
KOCH, manufacturer and dealer
in Cabinet Furniture. Chairs, &c. Main St.
Red Wing. M. T. lyl
ELDER HOUSE
BT
VOLNEY BRUNDAGE,
E WING, M.
THIS
HOUSE is located within a few steps of
the Steamboat landing. Persons stopping at
this House wishing to take the boat at night, can
retire with the assurance of being called in time
to get on board.
Red Wing, M. T. Sept. 8,1855. 7y
AMERICAN HOUSE,
S W A S N
"11 ED WING. M. T.—This House is pleasantly
XV located, on tho bank of the river, within a
fevrrods of the Steamboat Landing.
_-SeV* Baggage conveyed to and from the Honso
free. ly
E W I N O S E
BENNETT 4c SON, Proprietors.
THISsHouseeiof
pleasantly situated in the busi-
nes centr the town, upon the corner of
Main and Bush Streets.
The regularline of Stagesfrom Dubuque to St.
Paul, leavesthis House weekly.
.*•?» Baggage carried to and from the Boats
free etcharge, and no pains or expense spared to
make guests pleasantly situated. lyl
JFJLOKEJYCE HOUSE
BT
THIfSLake
S O N
House is located at Florence, on the shore
Pepin, M. T., fifteen miles trom Red
Wing and on the most direct road to Reeds'
Lauding, making it a very pleasant resort for
those wishing to pass a few days away from the
busy toils of life, and everything will .be done to
BjBjg it a home for all that may give it a call. 26
FALLS MOUSE
A N N O N A S
A A N
THISCannoniRiver,
House pleasantly located on the bank
of at Cannon Falls, Goodhue
Co.. M. T. No pains or expense will be spared
to make stopping at this house, comfortable
and happy, &5n»G*
ZOMBRO HOUSE,
JgJNW
-r,.-r:- P.T.
1
qlBMhoBjeJ^letBBntlj situated on tU main
Zombro Rfvfr. Tha regular fins of Stages
from Dotag toSt. PaulhaWtMrhoniTeaVh
apareal to
thomi CoB
... wJible 40 by €0
1*. B.—The Landlord is alwaysat home. 17v»
IMERIT 4e HITTCHINS, Tico Dollars per Year, in .'idraiiee.
etc.
BT ELIZA LOGAN.
Tho morning was dulland betokened a day,
Unsuitcd to cutting and carting of hay
So Stephen bethought him to take a trip down,
And bring this thing, and that and the other
from town
And he harnessed tho horse, and proceeded to
go forth,
With a pail of pale butter, eggs, berries, Ac.
Now it happened that Stephen (&c.)come down
On tho day that the show was to enter the town,
And into tho village he chanced to come fortli
As the caravan" came into townfrom the north
(A wonderous collection they proposed to show
forth.)
Elks, elephants, monkeys, bears, tigers, &o.
And Stephen arrived opportunely, I ween,
For never had Stephen an elephant seen.
So ho, with
ic
."•'.And
Old Sorrel" fatched up to the fence
To see without paying the twenty-five cents,
And soon camethe creature) uncouthly and slow
for^h,
With tusks, and with trunk, blankets, ribbons,
&c.
But scared at the sight, or tho scent, or the
sound,
««Old Sorrel" turned quickly and jihortly
around,
And in turning so quickly nnd shortly about
The wagon turned over and Stephen turned out
itito the gutter the berries did flow forth,
Together with Stephen, eggs, butter, &c.
Quoth Stephen aloud, as he rose on his pegBj
A fig for the berries, fcc, and eggs—
But henceforth I never can say it, of course,
That I've not seen the elephant—nor can the
horse,"
And back tothe homestead Old Sorrel" did go
on.
Leaving wagon and Stephen, &c. ,and so on.
GOOD COUNSEL.—It is not by mere ac
cumulation of knowledge, that you can
hope for eminence. Mental discipline, the
exercise of the faculties of the mind, the
quickening of your apprehension, the
strengthening of your memory, the forming
of a sound, lapid, and discriminating judge
ment, are of even more importance than the
store of learning. Practice the economy of
time* Consider time, like the faculties of
your mind, a precious estate that every
moment of it well applied is put out to an
exorbitant interest. The zast of amusement
itself, and the successful result of application,
depend in great measure, upon the econo
my of time. Estimate, also, force of habit.
Exercise a constat, «nd unremitting vigi
lance of the acquirement of habit in mat
ters that are apparently pf entire indifference
—that perhaps, are really so, independent
of the habits they engender. It is by neg
lect of such trifles that bad habits are ac
quired, and that the mind, by toleratiug
negligence and procrastination in u^atters
of small account, but frequent occurrence
matters of which the world takes no notice
—becomes accustomed to the same defects
in matters of higher importance. By mo
tives yet more urgent, by the duty of obe
dience to the will of God, by the awful ac
count you will have to render, not merely
of moral actions, but of faculties intrusted
to you for improvement—by all these high
arguments do I conjure you "so to number
your days, that you may apply your heart
unto wisdom"—unto that wisdom which,
directing your ambition to the noble end of
benefiting mankind, and teaching humble
reliance on the merits and on the mercy of
your Redeemer, may support you in the
timo of your wealth," and in, the hour of
death, and in the day of judgement," may
comfort you with the hope of deliverance.
—Sir Robert Peel.
FEMALE EDUCATION.—'Like mother,
like children.* The Rev. S. Dyer says:—
When residing among the Choctaw In
diana, I held a conversation with one of
their principal chiefs respecting the succes
sive stages of their progress in the arts and
virtues of civilized life, among other things
he informed me that at first start he fell
into a great mistake, they sent only their
boys to school. They became intelligent
men, but they married uneducated and un
civilized wives and the uniform result was
that the children were all like the mother
and soon the father lost his interest in both
wife and children. 'And now/ said he,
4
if we could educate only one class of our
children, we would choose the girls, for
when they become mothers they would
educate their sons.* This is to the point,
and it is true.
FAULT-FINDING.—There is a disposition
observable in some, to view unfavorably
everything that falls under their notice.^
They seek to gain confidence by always
differing from others in judgment and to
deprecate what they allow to be worthy in
itself, by hinting at some mistake or imper
fection ia the performance. You are too
loft^br too low in your manners you are
too taciturn, or too free in your speecb,aud
so ox* the rest. Now guard against the
tendency—nothing Will more conduce to
ybur'uncomfortableness than living in the
neighborhood of ill-nature, and being fa
miliar with discontent The disposition
grows with indulgence and is low and base
in itself and if any should be ready to
pride themselves on skill and facility in the
science let them remember that the acquisi
tion cheap and easy.
The individual who perpetrated the
following choice ataman, was a genius and
a man of observation:
I Men scorn to Idas among themselves,
And scarce will kiss a brother
Women want to kiss so bad,
They smack and kiss each other.
From the Minnesota Republican.
MINNESOTA A S I IS
AGRICULTURE—GRAZING MARKETS.
Inquiries are often made whether this is
a good country for stock raising. If an
abundance of natural grazing, and well
distributed streams and lakes, can make a
good stock country, we have one here.—
The severity and "length of the winters is
the only objection. This is partly compen
sated for by the ease with which hay can
be procured, and partly by the high prices
which will be paid for beef, oxen, and all
livestock, as well as the products of the
dairy. The severity of the winters makes
it necessary for the farmer to provide com
fortable quarters for his stock but this
need not be considered a disadvantage
when it is taken into account that cattle
well cared for through the winter are much
more valuable than those poor staggering
skeletons which are left by the farmers
farther south to pick up a miserable living
on the prairies or feeding out of doors
are exposed to all the sudden changes and
chilling" winds which belong to winter in
that climate.
The climate which is healthful to man,
is the best for beasts and accordingly we
hear it said that while batchers East and
South never kill a hog which has not a
disordered liver, the same animal hwe gen
erally gives post mortem evidence of none.
Few of the farmers as yet have found it
necessary to build large frame bams to ac
commodate their stock though this is cer
tainly desirable when practicable. A cheap
log structure, caulked with mud and thatch
ed with straw, keeps cattle equally comfort
able and the hay which iu summer was
stacked on the ground where it was cut, is
easily drawn on sleds iu winter and fed out
as it is wanted.
Farmers here express the opinion that
it will be a fine wool-growing country as
the ground is dry,the weather regular, and
the country mostly free from carnivorous
beasts, except prairie wolves, which will
disappear as settlements advance.
A man who is casting seed into the
ground cannot be indifferent about the pro
bability of a harvest. We take occasion
therefore to cay that one of the attractions
which Minnesota holds out to farmers is
this: A FAIR harvest every year is almost
certain. We have before shown that the
nature of the soil prepares it to resist the
effects of drouth and of long continued wet
weather, and that late frosts in spring, and
early frosts in fall aro almost unknown.—
We now add that we know of no other
nature! to interfere with, the-grisw^j
and maturity of ordinary crops. And yet we*
ought to mention here some of the farm
er's annoyances. The birds settle down in
clouds on the fields of wheat, and devour
large quantities. They can be scared off by
discharging a gun, but soon return. The
squirrels do much less damage, but quite
eriPugh to make it an object to get rid of
them. The gopher is an underground ras
cal, shy as a weasel, and just as spry. He
is of the same species with the rat, about as
large, wears tremendous whiskers, and lives
like a gentlemau—by stealing. Potatoes
are hia special delight but other roots are
not refused.
By various methods of shooting, poison
ing, and frightening, these plagues are
mitigated and it is not improbable that
some of our intelligent farmers will yet hit
on some plan of getting rid of them en
tirely.
As to a marketforthe surplus products
of the farm, we may mention that hitherto
there has never been enough raised to meet
the home demand. This is especially true
of bread stuffs, large quantities of which are
annually shipped to Minnesota from Illi
nois and Iowa. Of staple products, every
thing raised here meets with a ready sale
at prices which range from ten tofiftyper
cent higher than iu the States below. The
consumers of the surplus are the people of
the villages, the numerous lumbermen, the
several Indian tribes among whom the
Geneial Government annually distribute
large sums of money, the United States
troops at three different forts, and the con
tinual tide of new settlers, all of whom must
purchase their provisions until they can
raise for themselvep. Such is the present
home market, which keeps wheat at an
average of over a dollar per bushel corn at
80al00 potatoes 25al00 oats 40a90
and other produce in proportion. These
prices though they may not look very large
in New England, are considerably in ad
vance of Iowa, Illinois, and Wisconsin.—•
It is concluded therefore that the same out
lay in labor and expense will bring more
liberal returns to the farmers in Minnesota
than in any other portion of the" great
NorthWest.
But, it may be said the present home de
mand will not always continue. The In
dians will be removed, the forts will be
abandoned, the country will be settled up
so that there will be few new comers to
supply. What about a market then The
answer is easy: manufacturing towns are
springing up on our numerous rivers the
inexhaustible mineral lands of Lake Supe
rior are not far distant and railroads Al
ready projected will put us into easy con
nection, not. only with hungry miners, but
also with the ever greedy markets of the
South and East. Moreover the frontier
will always, be nearer to us than the older
States and as that boundary of civilization
advances westward towards the Rocky
MoantBTBS, the tread of the iron horse will
press hard after it. Should theundevelop-
VOLUME 1, NO. 28. RED WING, MINNESOTA TERRITORY, FEBRUARY 9, 1856. WHOLE NO. 28.
furnish us another future market. And
then as the rivers of Minnesota flow in
every direction, so will the abundant pro
ducts of her agricultural toil go forth to
the East and to the West, to the North,
and to the South. It may be doubted
whether any unsettled section of our whole
country holds out a fairer prospect for a
market for its surplus products than Min
nesota doe?, or combines on the whple,mpre
attractions for those who live by tilling the
generous and fruitful earth.
MINNESOTA SALT REGIONS.
Probably there is not a richer salt region
on the face of the earth than the one in
Minnesota. The territory is generally con
sidered to be valuable for its agricultural re
sources alone nothing, however, can be
more erroneous. True, its natural agricul
tural wealth is probably second to none in
the Mississippi Valley, but its mineral
wealth is not less extensive and valuable.—
Among the latter its salt stands pre-emi
nent. The region lies between 47 and 49
degrees north latitude, and 97 and 99 de
grees west longitude. Its exact locality
was ascertained and defined by an expedi
tion sent out from Fort Snelling by Major
Long, in 1822-23. A description of that
salt region, together with its localities, will
be found in the topographical department
in "Washington.
Our first information of that salt region
was from a soldier in the expedition. He
says that they had been traveling several
days over a vast rolling plain, with no trees
or water the troops and horses were al
most famishing with thirst, when they came
suddenly upon the shore of a beautiful lake
about half a mild in diameter, sunk down
iu the deep piaiu. It resembles more a
vast eink-hole. From a height above the
waters a vast snow bank appeared to line
its shore but upon examination it appear
ed to be an incrustation of salt as pure and
white as snow. The waters of the lake
Were like the strongest brine. So strong
was it that one bathing in it, upon coming
out, in a few minutes would be covered
with a white crystalization of salt.
If this salt region be as it is supposed to
be, a railroad projected into it would prove
the best stock in the country. There are
mines of undeveloped wealth, more exten
sive, more durable, and more important
than all the gold regions beyond the Rocky
Mountains. We are informed also, that a
very short distance below the surface, the
pure rock salt lies in a strain like coal or
lime rock. We hope the attention of the
public and the government will be turned
to the subject. There is a region lying in
our immediate neighborhood, almost un
known, containing more intrinsic wealth
than any State in the Union, and which
•vould yield an annual income probably
equalling the entire revenue of the country.
—St. Louis Union.
EXAMINATION OF ATTORNEYS.—The fol
lowing examination of a certain candidate
for admission to the bar, taken from the
Western Law Journal, is decidedly a good
one. The examiner commences with the
following:
Do you smoke
4
1 do, sir.'
1
Have you a spare cigar
Yes, sir.' (Extending a short six.)
Now, sir, what is the first duty of a
lawyer f'
«To collect fees.'
4
What is the second
4
To increase the number of his clients.'
4
When does your position towards your
client change
4
When making a bill of costs.'
4
Explain.'
4WThen
4
.they occupy the antagonistic
position, I assume the character of plaintiff
and they the defendant.'
4
A suit decided, how do you stand with
the lawyer conducting the" other side.'
Check, by jowl.'
4
Enough, sir—you promise to become
an ornament to your profession, and I wish
you success. Now are you aware of the
duty you owe me?'
'lam, sir.'
4
Describe it.'
4
It is to invite you to drink.'
4
But suppose I decline
(Candidate scratches his head.)
4
There is no instance of the kind on
record in the books! I can't answer the
question.'
4
You are right, and the confidence with
which you make the assertion shows that
you have read the law attentively. Let us
have a drink and I will sign your certifi
cate.'
Jor
id country to the North of us British the half-bushela that meattretfaetaU, wfiite
America ever become populated, that will the latter can be uaed but once.
GOLD, OATS AND CORN*
Mr. Osgood recently presented to the
New York Historical Society an estimate
of the amount of gold imported in six years,
and. makes it amount to $455,000,000.—
Exported in about the same time, $414,
000,000, leaving in the country $41,000
000. He also estimates the crop of Indian
corn, raised in tho United States this year,
to be 1,000 millions bushels, and the Oats
at 400 millions of bushels. Wheat 185
millions of bushels. It will thus be teen,"
says Mr. Osgood, "that our crop of Indian
corn, if we value it at but half the present
market price, amounts to more tban all the
gold in tho country while, the'moderate
jrowth of oats, with ajl reasonable allowance
exaggeration, more than equals any two
years produce of the California mines."—
The gbld and the oats differ in their nses
the one can bVused many titnes drer, lit*
a modern Dogberry—so far as the writing
down" goes—we are mistaken:
As my wife and I, at the window one day,
Stood watching a man with a monkey,
A cai came by, with a broth of a boy,"
Who was driving a stout little doukey.
To my wife I then spoke, by wny of a joke,
«'There's a relation of yours in that carriage."
To which she replied, aa the donkey she spied,
''Ah, yes, a relation —nv MARP.IAGB."
O^The following is not by Longfellow,
but probably by Poor-fellow, a poet more
often heard than quoted:
Tis winter andno more the breezes
Buzz among the budding treezc3,
And while th' boy with ragged trowsea,
Shivering homeward drives his cowties,
Nov.-ly frost-bit at MS tuscs,
And bless my lii'o, how cold his noseisi"
ggT A contemporary breathes ths fol
lowiupr excellent prayer for his subscribers'
well-fare. We endorse it quite.
May they live in clover the restof their lives,
Have plenty of cash, and—capital wives
May they know no fear—dojust right—
Be temp-.-raiico men—never get tight 1
We wish them fall cellars aad barns,—
May they never neglect their immortal coihsarntP'
RECEIPT FOR MAKING TATTLERS.—"Take
one handful of the herb called roundabout
the same quantity of the root called nimble
tongue, a sprig of the herb called backbite,
(at before or after the dogs) a tablespoonful
of don't you tell it," six drachms of ma
lice, a few drops of envy—which can be
purchased in any quantity at the shop of
Miss Tahitha Tea-table and Miss Nancy
Nightwalker. Stir them together, and
simmer them for half an hour over the fire
of discontent, kindled with a little jealousy
—then strain it through the rag of miscon
struction, cork it up in the bottle of malo
voleuce, hang it up on a stem street yarn,
shake it occasionally for few days, and will
befitfor use. Let a few drops be taken
just before walking out, and the subject will
be enabled to speak all manner of evil, and
that continualby.
"N. B.—Should the neighborhood at
at any time be troubled with too much tat
tling, let them administer a small quantity
of do-as-you-would-be-done-by, and the
operation will cease. Yours truly,
YES-1-KNOW-HIM-BEST.'*
DUELLING.—Traveling in a stage-coach,
Professor Vince got into an argument with
a fellow-traveler about duelling, the neces
sity of which the professor strenuously de
nied. The other as stoutly maintained,
and insisted that there were many cases
which could only be decided by duel.
I deny that," said the professor.
44
Pooh!" exclaimed the other,4' it's quite
clear! Why, what else can you do Here
are you and I talking together and sup
pose we get into a warm argument, and I
say to ycu, you lie, what can you do then
You must fight me, there is no other reme
dy?"
I deny it," replied the professor, with
provoking coolness.
Well, but what can you do f"
Why," he again replied, if you say
to me, you lie! I should eay, prove it.—
If you prove it, I do lie if you don't prove
it, it's you that lie. And there's an end of
the matter."
RAVAGES OF WOLVES IN IOWA—Two
PERSONS DEVOURED.—Owing to the ex
treme cold weather for some time past, the
wolves in Pottawatamie county have be
come dangerous neighbors. Poultry-yards
and sheep-folds have been robbed to a
frightful extent, and in several instances the
hungry beasts have been inclined to spare
the huma.i species.
About three weeks ago, a mau was re
turning from a prayer meeting, accompa
nied by his two daughters, one sixteen and
the other twenty-three years of age. They
were all riding the same horse, when sud
denly a pack of timber wolves assailed them
and being unable to escape by flight, they
attempted to defend themselves. Bnt the
ferocious brutes attacked the horse, render
ing him unmanageable. To oldest daugh
ter was partly thrown and partly dragged
to the ground, and instantly devoured.—
This enabled the father arid other daughter
to escape. Several neighbors were soon
mustered, but on repairing to the spot noth
ing was found but one shoe, and a very
few remnants of the unfortunate girl's cloth
ing.
A boy of about thirteen years old left
his father's house to get water at a spring,
which was about half a miie distant, since
which time nothing has been seen of him.
The pail was found near the spring also,
some marks of blood, and a lock or two of
hair. Several persons have been chased
by these savage animals.—Keokuk Post.
LARGE SUSPENSION BRIDGE.—A hew sus
pension bridge is to be built across the Mo
nongahela, from the Point to .Tones' Ferry
at Pittsburgh. The bridge is thirteen hun
dred and fifty feet long, and consists of two
suspensions, supported by piers at each end,
and one in the river. The first suspension
is 900 feet long—the second 4"50 feet. TJie
bridge at its culminating point is 112 feet
from the water, as required by the Supreme
Court in the Wheeling Bridge case.* Tin
fstimat^costofthe bridge is $400$)o!
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AC/* One of the best epigrams we have READING IN SHOPS.—The relation of an
lately seen is the following from the New apparently unimportant fact is sometimes
York Evening Post. If the author is not attended by benefits quite incalculable and
PROPRIETORS
we hope that the proprietors of some of the
manufactories of this city may be led t*
further inquiries upon the subject, that we
noticed a plan of reading which had been
practiced for a long time in the establish
ment of Mr. J. W. Orr, Engraver at No. 75
Nassau street, New York, lti Mr. Orr'e
shop there are between twenty and thiity
hands constantly employed in wood engrav
ing, a branch of business which is carried
on, to be sure, with very little noise. Two
or three years ago, in order to check the
dispute which ferquently arose from the
trilling conversation always apt to spring
up where a number of persons are quietly
employed he purchased a book,and placing
it iu the hands of one of his men, requested
him tn r«ad it aloudforthe benefit of the
others. The work was a very interesting
one, and the reading could not fail to be
agi??able to all who listened. At the does
of the day Mr. Orr, upon examining the
work performed by the hands, discovered1
that they had even accomplished more than
their usual task, and thus encouraged he
continued the business of reading on tho
following day. Every thing moved on
with the utmost order in the shopi eVery
one listened with great attention and the
amount of labor performed was fully equal
to that of the day before. This was regar
ded as a sufficient test of the plan, and Mr.
Orr ventured to engage a person for a short
period to spend the day in his shop, in
reading such works as he might select for
the entertainment of his men. This engage
ment has as yet continued, and Mr. Orr
declairs that this man is one of the most
valuable persons in his employ. Every
morning the leading city papers are read
by him aloud, and the men of the establish
ment are not only perfectly posted up in
regard to the news of the day, but are also
rendered familiar with all its current litera
ture while pursuing their ordinary avocm
tions.
It is true that there are many kinds of
business in the conducting of which there ii
too much noiie to admit of anything like
this but there are certaiuly many shops in
this city in which something similar might
be practiced with great advantage to both
employers and employed. The success of
Mr. Orr is certainly worthy of consideration*
—Newark Adv.
FANNY FBHN MARRIED.—We are ap
prised through the N. Y. Ledger for this
week, of the marriage, on Saturday last, of
the far-famed Fanny Fern, to James Pat
ton of New York.
Mr. Parton is well known to many front
the association of his name with that of
Horace Greeley, as author of the memoirs
of the latter gentleman.
ENAMELED CARDS.—An exchange paber
"A little child of our acquaintance was
rendered seriously ill last week by (shewing
a handsome enameled ball ticket which ita.
mother had given it to play with: For the?
benefit of those who do not know,we vfo'd
state that the enamel on those cards con
tains arsenic.
JSP" A gentleman rode up ,io a publia
house in the country, and asked:
Who the mast**
this house
0
'I am, sir,' replied the landlord ^wfr
wife has beru dead about thriee weeks."
WELSH TRIADS.—There are three arti
cles which never become rusty—-the money
of the benevolent, the shoes of a butcher's
horse—and the tongue of a woman.
Three things not easily done—to alia?"
thirst with fire, to dry wet with water an^
to please all in everything.
Three things that are as good as the 'hmt
—brown bread in a famine, well-water frm.
thirst, and a great coat ic cold weather.
Three things that are as good as their
betters—dirty water to extinguishfire*.*,
homely wife to a bliud man, and 9. woedftr*
sword to a cowards
jgSTTbere.is a
a
Wincljester MASK
who has lived so long on coyn bread that
his hair turned silk, like fl^t which growa
on the grain, and hia tr*» *r6 so fntt of
corns that he expects to. tee them covered
with husks next year.
SINGULAR.—It ap-peus there-isone mem-.
ber in the House 'tf Representatives who it
a medium."
He avows have seen, daring the time
of the pend.og bairoting for Speaker, the.
spirit of General Jackson hovering over the
Capitol 'iaying, in the language of the spirit
world, *By Eternal, lit tit have na
more. Banks."
festival of unmarried printer^:
4 4
ties
wo»n
A down feast editdr wisnestorKnOw n*me wtf Patf' O ffues*ed it»
whether the iaw against tb'e carrying of
deadly weapons, applies to doctors who
carry pills in their pockets.
W a a best of the se-
task for an
»nyy BCT-HER*1"mrr-™-
I
*A #1^ fni*ttt people are to bTiddress.
•a tfcrougji the eye. If yon Want to pass
xOr
a great man with a Mockbeatf sjxwt an
hundred dollar cloak aftd fifty doHarwatch
key. An ignoramus thinks that hesloa«
has' sterling* paits, who exbifctc •birt-peA
tons made of bullion, Make a note,
'Et "iTehY Pat which is the~w»»[•«*•
Burlington^ HOw*fijyon «nb#mr
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