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VOLUME 1. GRAND HAVEN, MICHIGAN, WEDNESDAY, APRIL 28, 1852. NUMBER 43. Tm A M1H EIYEK TIMES. THE GRAND IUVEIl TIMES IS PUBLISHED EVERY TUESDAY EVENING, BY HAUNS & ANGEL. Office over H. Griffin? Store, Washington Street. QP"TEHMS. Payment In Adrancc. Taken at the office, or forwarded hy Mail. . . . $1,00. Delivered by the Carrier In the Village 1,50. One shilling in addition to the above will bo charged for every three months that payment is delayed. No paper discontinued until all arrearages are paid, except at the discretion of the publishers. TERMS OF ADVERTISING : One Square, (12 lines or less,) first insertion, fifty cents, and twenty-five cents for each subsequent insertion. Legal advertisements at the rates pre scribed by law. Yearly or monthly advertisements as follows : 1 square 1 month, $1,00. 1 1 square 1 year, $5,00. 1 .. 3 .. 2,00. 1 column 1 .. 20,00. 1 .. 6 3,00. 1 1 .. 1 month, 5,00. EE?" 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Shop one door below the Wash ington House, Grand Haven, Mich. JAMES PATTERSON, Painter and Glazier' House, Sign, and Ornamental Painting done at Grand Haven. All orders will be promply atten ded to, by leaving word at this office. Shop at Grand Rapids, Michigan. J. O O. F., Regular meetings of Ottawa Lodge No. 48, is held every Wednesday evening, at their Lodge Room in the Attic of the Washington House. Members of the Order arc cordially in vited to attend. Grand Haven, Ottawa Co., Mich. JOHN T. DAVIS, Merchant Tailor. Shop on Washington Street, first door west of H. Grif fln's Store. tQROSVENOR REED, Prosecuting Attorney for Ottawa County. Residence at Charleston Landing, Allendale, Ottawa County, Mich. . HO YT G. POST, Clerk of Ottawa County Of fice over II. Griffin's store, opposite the Wash ington House. WILLIAM N. ANGEL, Register of Deeds, and Notary Public for Ottawa County. Office over H. Griffin's store, Washington street, opposite the Washington House, Grand Haven. HENRY PENNOYER. Treasurer of Ottawa County. Office over II. Grifflln's Store, opposite the Washington House. ASA A. SCOTT, Sheriff of Ottawa County. Office orr H. Griffin's store, opposite the Wash ington House. A JOVIAL FARMER'S BOY. O, a jovial farmer's boy I'll be, As fresh as the birds that sing, And carol my merry song of glee Among the flowers of spring. O, I would not live in the crowded town, With a pavement hard and gray; With its lengthened streets of dusty brown, And its painted houses gay Where every boy his ball may bound Upon his neighbor's dome, And every shout and every sound Disturb 6ome other's home. The squirrel that leaps from limb to limb, In the forest waving high. Or the lark that soars with his matin hymn, Is not more free than I. Then give me trade of a farmer's boy From city trammels free, And I'll crack my whip, and cry u Who hoy 1" O, a farmer's boy I'll be ! WASHINGTON'S FAREWELL TO HIS ARMY. BY HENRY A. BUCKINGHAM. The revolution was over. The eight yenrs' conflict had ceased, and the warriors were now to separate forever, turning their weapons into plowshares and their camps into workshops. The spectacle, though a sublime and a glorious one, was yet attended with sorrowful feelings ; for, alas ! in the remains of that gallant army of patriot soldiers, now about to disband without pay, without support, stalked poverty, want, and disease. The couiftry had not the means to be grateful. The details of the condition of many of the of ficers and soldiers at that period, according to history and oral tradition, were melancholy in the extreme. Possessing no means or patri monial inheritance to fall back upon thrown out of even the perilous support of the soldier at the commencement of winter, and hardly fit for any other duty than that of the camp their situation can be as well imagined as des cribed. A single instance, as a sample of the situation of many of the officers, as related of the conduct of Daron Steuben may not bo amiss. When the main body of the army was disbanded at New burg, and the veteran soldiers were bidding fare well to each other, Lieut. Col. Cochran, an aged soidier of the New Hampshire line, remarked with tears in his eyes, as he shook hands with the baron "For myself, I could stand it; but my wife and daughters are in tho garret of that wretch ed tavern, and I have no means of removing them. "Come, come," said the baron, ''don't give way thus. I will pay my respects to Mrs. C. and her daughters." When the good old soldier left them, their countenances were warm with gratitude ; for he left them all he had. In ono of the Rhode Island regiments were several companies of black troops, who had served throughout the whole war, and their bravery and discipline were unsurpassed. The baron observed one of these poor wounded ne groes on the wharf, ut Newburg, apparently in great distress. 44 What's the matter, brother soldier ?" " Why, Mester Baron, I want a dollar to get home with, now the Congress has no further use for me." The baron was absent for a few moments, and then returned with a silver dollar, which he had borrowed. M There it is all I could get. Take it." M The negro received it with joy hailed a sloop which was passing down the river to New York, and, as he reached the deck, took off his hat and said M God bless Master Baron !" These are only single illustrations of the con dition of the army at the close of the war. In deed, Washington had this in view at tho close of his farewell address to the army at Rocky Hill, in November, 1783. "And being now to conclude these, his last public orders, to take his ultimate leave in a short time of the military character, and to bid a final adieu to the armies he has long had the honor to command, he can only again offer in 'their behnlf, his recommendations to their coun try, and his prayers to tho God of armies. May ample justice be done them here, and may the choicest of Heaven's favors, both here and hercafter,attend those Who under divine aus pices, have secured innumerable blessings for others. With these wishes, and this benediction, tho commander-in-chief is about to retire from ser vice. The curtain of separation will soon bo drawn, and the military scene to him will be clo sed forever I" The closing of this " military scene" lam a bout to relate. New York had been occupied by Washing ton on the 25th of November. A few days af ter he notified the President of Congress, which body was then in session at Annapolis, in Mary land that ns the war was now closed, he sho'ld consider it Ins duty to proceed thence, and sur render to that body the commission which he had received from them more than seven years be fore. The morning of tho 4th of December, 1783, was a sud and heavy one to tho remnant of the American army in the city of New York. The noon of that day was to witness the farewell of VVashington he was to bid adieu to his milita ry comrades forever. The officers who had been with him in solemn council, the privates who had fought and bled in the "heady fight" under his orders, were to hear his commands no long er. The manly form and dignified countenance of the " great captain" was henceforth to livo on ly in their memories. As tho hour of noon approached, the whole garrison, at the request of Washington himself was put in motion, and marched down Broad street to Francis' tavern, his headquarters. He wished to tike leave of private soldiers alike with the officers, and bid them all adieu. His favorite light infantry were drawn up in line fa cing inwards, through Pearl street to tho foot of Whitehall, where a barge was in readiness to convey him to Powlcs Hook. Within the dining-room of the tavern were gathered the General and field officers to take their farewell. Assembled there were Knox, Green, Steuben, Gates, Clinton, and others, who had served with him faithfully and truly in the "tented field;" but alas! where were others who had entered the war with him seven years before ? Their bones crumbled in the soil, from Canada to Geor gia I Montgomery had yielded up his life at Quebec, Wooster, fell at Danbury, Woodhull was barbariously murdered whilst a prisoner at the battle on Long Island, Mercer fell mortally wounded at Princeton; the brave and chivalric Laurens, after displaying the most heroic cour age in the trenches at Yorktown, died in a tri fling skirmish in South Carolina; the brave but eccentric Lee was no longer living, and Putnam, like a helpless child, was stretched upon the bed of sickness. Indeed, the battle-field and time had thinned tho ranks which entered with him into tho conflict Washington entered the room the hour of separation had come. As he raised his eye and glanced on the face of those assembled, a tear coursed down his cheek, and his voice was trem ulous as he saluted them. Nor was he alone. Men, "albeit unused to the melting mood," stood around him, whose uplifted hands, to cover their brows, told that the tear which they in vain at tempted to conceal, bespoke the anguish they could not hide. After a moment's conversation, Washington called for a glass of wine. It was brought him. Turning to his officers, he thus addressed them: "With a heart full of love and gratitude, I now take my final leave of you. I most devout ly wish your latter days may be as prosperous and happy as your former ones ha'e been glo rious and honorable." He then raised the glass to his lips, drank, and added "I cannot come to each of you to take my leave, but shall be obliged to vou if each of you will take mo by the hand." " General Knox, who stood nearest, burst into tears, and advanced, incapable of utterance. Washington grasped him by the hand, and em braced him. The officers came up successively and took an affectionate leave. No words were spoken, but all was the " silent eloquence of tears." What were mere words at such a scene ! Nothing. It was the feeling of the heart thrill ing, though unspoken. When the last of the officers had embraced him, Washington left the room, followed by his comrades, and passed through tho lines of the light infantry. His step was slow and measured, his head uncovered, and the tears flowing thick and fast, as he looked from side to side to the veterans to whom ho now bade adieu forever. Shortly an event occurred more touching than all the rest. A gigantic soldier, who had fought by his side at Trenton stepped forth from the ranks and extended his hand. " Farewell, my beloved General farewell !" Washington grasped his hand in convulsive emotion, in both of his. All discipline was now at an end. The officers could not restrain the men as they rushed forward to take Washington by the hand, and the sobs and tears of the sol diers told how deeply engraven upon their affec tions was the love of their commander. At length Washington reached the barge at Whitehall, and entered it At the first stroke of the oars, he rose, and turning to the compan ions of his glory, by waving his hat bade them a silent adieu. Their answer was only in tears; and officers and men, with glistening eyes, watched the receding boat till the form of their noble commander was lost in the distance. Contrast the farewell of Washington to his ar my in Whitehall, in 1783, and the adieu, in 1814! The one had accomplished every wish of his heart His noblcexertions had achieved the in dependence of his country, and he longed to re tire to the bosom of his home. His ambition was satisfied. Ho fought for no crown or scep tre, but for equality and the mutual happiness of his fellow beings. No taint of tyranny, no breath of slander, no whisper of duplicity, mar red the fair proportions of his public or private life; but " He was a man take him for all in all, We ne'er 6hall look upon his like again." The other great soldier was the disciple of selfish ambition. He raised , the iron weapon of war to crush, only that he might rule. What to him were the cries of the widows and or phans? Ho passed to a throne by making the dead bodies of their, protectors his stepping stones. Ambition, self, were the gods of his idolatry, and to them he sacrificed hecatombs of his fellow men for the aggrandizement of personal glory. Enthusiasm points with fear ful wonder to' the name of Napoleon, whilst jus tice, benevolence, freedom, and all the concom mitants which constitute the true happiness of man, shed almost a divine halo round the name and character of Washington. Ashes and Lime for Plum Trees. I have in my garden a plum tree on which, for three years past, not any portion of plums has been found. They were all bored or rotted, and fell from the tree before they were ripe. Two or three flum trees of a different kind, which have borne ess shared the same fate. Last year a young tree which stood near an ash leach, and which had never borne before, produced a solitary plum that was sound. This suggested the idea that its preservation was owing to the ashes which had been scattered around the roots of the tree. Following out the hint thus given, ! last spring put ashes and lime, with manure all around mv trees. The result has been that they have all borno this year more than usual, and the most of the fruit has been sound. This result I as cribe in part to the ashes and line. And the conclusion is obvious, that alkali enough will destroy the young insects as they lay burrowed in the ground, or attempt to rise from it in the spring. If in this way sound plums can bo rais ed, it will bo found a very easy way. Let some of our readers try the experiment and note the result. The Hicrht of time is swift but he is often outstripped in the race by the more rapid speed or thoeght, which crowds the events oi years m to the space of a few moments Elk Shooting hi California. One of the most spirited and exciting adventures, in elk hunting, that we have ever beard related since the days when the practice of the sights" and " scent" was more a pastime than In these prac tical times of sight drafts, and dollars and cents, occurred at a new town of Vallejo, on Thurs day morning last At daylight a band of elk was discovered by some of the towns-people, quietly feeding on Mare Island, between which land and the site of the town, Napa Creek rolls its sluggish stream. Mare Island is separated from the shores of the bay by a narrow strip of rule marsh, over which the tide ebbs and flows. A boat filled with hunters was started across to cut off tho escape of the elk by the path with which they reached the island, and anoth- er boat was sent around the southerly point of the island. The elk scented danger, and dis covering enemies laying out across the route which they had traversed, fled to the hills of the island, but were soon put to the right about of the party from the second boat Terrified by the perils of their situation, and panicstruck, they rushed blindly into the water, and struck out for the opposite shore, where nearly an hun dred of the people of Vallejo had assembled, armed with every conceivable variety of weap ons, from a billet of wood to a Tower hill musket The boats now put off from the is land, and the frightened animals, in attempting to turn back from the threatening state'of things at the Capital, encountered their enemies in hot pursuit. The elk were now driven almost to madness, and resolutely struck out lor the shore of the town. As the herd approached within cun shot, a general discharge of guns, pistols and newly quarried building stones, commenced. The boats also opened a fire as they approach ed, and thus hemmed in on every side, nearly every one of the herd fell a victim. Thirty-one fine fat elk were killed, and their throats cut between the hours of 7 and 12, A. M. This is a morning's sport which it would be hard to beat any where East of the Rocky Mountains. The elk taken in this adventure were despatch ed North and South to market, but half a doz en of the fattest will be served up to the guests of the Grand State Ball to come off on the 26th, at Vallejo. Alta California. Strength of the Will. It has been the belief of a large class of correct thinkers, that the ability of a man to perform any given action within the scope of reason, is only limited by the extent of his natural capacity. In other words that which he wills to do, if he sets resolutely about it, he can perform to the full est extent, provided his chosen task lies within the compass of his mind. To a mental organization at once vigorous and well balanced, if its powers be rationally employed, failure in any pursuit is almost next to impossible. A steady perseverance in the one path, and in quest of the one object, being all that is required. It is by vacillation of purpose, by trying first one thing and then another, by shifting back- ward and forward,' by changing the object of attainment, and by becoming discouraged, when to press vigorously forward is tho one thing needful to success, that the positions of so many persons in lifo are so vastly inferior to what might have been expected from their natural abilities. It is the infirmity of the will coun teracting the strength of the understanding. They have frittered away their talents in try ing to accomplish many things, and have, natu rally enough, succeeded fully in none. The first thing which a young man requires on setting out in life, is a purpose. The sec ond is a resolute determination not to be turn ed aside by any lures which may spread them selves across his path. Let him fix his eyes steadily on any object, and if ho will work to ward it with unflagging and undeviating energy, he will bo as certain of reaching it eventually, if life and health are spared, as the pedestrian is of coming to the end of his journey, or the boy of growing to manhood. Above all, let it be remembered that perfec tion U only to be obtained by a devotion of the mental or physical powers to one sole object,and that every deviation from the direct path of pur suit, seriously abridges the chances of success. Home Gazette. Politeness of Paul. An old poet has quaint ly called Jesus " the first true gentleman that ever breathed." Paul's politeness, too, must not be overlooked, compounded as it was of dig nity and deference. It appears that in tho mild ness of the manner in which he delivered his most startling and scattered messages, both to Jews and heathens; in his winning reproofs the " excellent oil.which did not break the head ;" in the delicacy of his allusions to his claims and services; and above all, in the calm, self-possessed and manly nttitude he assumed before the rulers of his people and the Roman authorities. In tho language of Peter and John to their Judges, there is an abruptness savoring of their rough fisherman life, and fitter for the rough echoes of the Lake of Galilee than for the tribu nals of power. But Paul, while equally bold and decided, is far more gracious. He lowers his thunderbolt before his adversary ere he launches it. His shaft is M polished" as well as powerful. His words to King Agrippa "I would to God that not only thou, but also all that hear me this day, were both almost and al together such as I am, except these bonds" are the most chivalrous utterances recorded in his tory. An Angel could not bend more graceful ly, or assume an attitude of more exalted cour tesy. Fat People. We like fat people good, jol ly, laughing, broad-visaged, fat people. We love fat women fat boys fat babies fat pur ses fat list of subscribers fat advertisers fat everything. Fatness is a big sign of health. Fat men are never treacherous fat women are not sharp tongucd fat boys are not mischiev ous fat babies are always good in fine, fat people are the kindest; and therefore the most popular. Commend us to lat people. To most men, experience is like the stern light of a ship, which illumines only the track it has passed. The Beauty of the Heavens. How de lightful it is to contemplate the heavens ! They are stretched out as a curtain to dwell in ! Not only as far as the human eye can sec, but be yond the remotest boundary which the highest telescopic power can reach, does the ethereal' power extend. We can find no limit, no boun dary. Millions of miles may be traversed from any given point of space, and still the heavens appear illimitable, infinity is stamped upon thenh And with what gorgeous splendor and magnificence is that curtain adorned ! In every direction studded with world all harmoniously moving in perfect and undevi- vLTCuiciiiu t,u ino umigniy win. inesoui in such a contemplation is absorbed ; earth cea ses to hold us ,with its silver chain. The mind set free from groveling pursuits, mounts up, as on the wings of an eagle, and soars away thro immensity of innumerable orbs which, like so many crowns oi giory ana aiaaems or Deauty, bespangle that firmament whose antiquity is of ancient days, and which so powerfully attest that "tho hand that made them is divine !" The immense distance of tho fixed stars claims our attention, and awakens the most enrnntnr. ing feelings in the mind. Reason is compelled 10 give me reigns to imagination, which tells us there are stars so distant that their light has been shining since the creation, and yetSimazingly rapid as light travels, no ray from them has yet reached us. The heavens truly declare the rrlorv of God. and, in beholding such a display of glory and oeauiy, we are aeepiy impressed with its mani festations of the power of the Creator, who sus tains, upholds, and preserves such myriads of ponderous revolving bodies, each in its orbit, moving in unerring obedience to His will. A Remarkable Man. At a temperance meeting held not long since, in Alabama, Col. Lemanousky, who had been twenty-three years a soldier in the armies of Napoleon Bonaparte, addressed the meeting. He arose before tho audience, tall, erect and vigorous with a glow of health upon his cheek, and said : "You see before you a man 70 years of age. I have fought 200 battles, have 14 wounds on my body, have lived 30 days on horse flesh, with the bark of trees for my bread, snow and ice for my drink, the canopy of heaven for my cov ering, without stockings or shoes on my feet, and with only rags for my clothing. In tho desert of Egypt I have marched five days with a burning sun upon my naked head, feet blis tered in the scorching sand, and with eyes, nos trils and mouth filled with dust and with a thirst so tormenting that I have opened tho veins of my arms and sucked my own blood! Do you ask how I could survive all these hor rors ? I answer, that under the providenco of God, I owe my preservation, my health and vig or, to this fact, that I never drank a drop of spirituous liquor in my life ; and Barron I.arry, chief of the medical staff of the French army, has stated it as a fact, that the 6000 survivors who safely returned from Egypt, were all of them men who abstained from the use of ar dent spirits." Hints to Mothers. If you wish to culti vate a gossipping, meddling, censorious spirit in your children, be sure when they come home from church, a visit, or any other place where VOU do not flfpomnnnv. ih nv tUm ivifk mm. : . f i cuiicuiuuig wijuu uvery oouy wore, now ev ry body looked, and what every bodv said and did and if you find anything in all this to cen sure, always do it in their hearing. You may rest assured, it you pursue a course of this kind, they will not return to you unladen with intelligence ; and, rather than it should be unin teresting, they will, by degrees, learn to embel lish it in such a manner as shall not fail to call forth remarks and expressions of wonder from you. You will by this course, render tho spirit of curiosity, which is so early visible in chil dren, and which, if rightly directed, may be made the instrument of enriching and enlarging their minds a veichle of mischief, which shall serve only to narrow them. SriRrr of Prater. It is distressing to hear long, desultory, cold prayers. They evince that me saennce is irom a aeaa neari, ana mat the lips are not touched with a live coal from tho altar of God. When prayers are short, specific, and warm, we have evidence that a revival has begun. It has begun where it should begin, in the hearts ot Christians, bach worshipper comes to the meeting with an errand to the Throne of Grace and he pleads it earnestly, beincr full of faith and the Holy Ghost. If ho prays aloud he supplicates the thing he came for, and he en treats for it with filial, fervent, and importunate desires, and then he stops. O Christian ! do you feel for dying sinners ? do you feel for the cause of Christ? Then pray; wrestle in prayer; besiege the Throne of Grace ; take no denial ; say with Jacob, " I will not let thee go, except thou bless me." What an example we have in Moses, in Abraham, in Hannah, in Elijah, in all the old Testament saints ; and especially in Je sus 1 Let us catch this spirit of prayer, and we shall not spond our breath in vain. Saturday Evening. Reader, do not let this season pass, without some profitable reflections. Carefully review the week; sum up the bless ings you have received from a Father, whoso provident care has kept you in life, in health and in comfort, while others, every way your equals and perhaps your superiors, have been prema turely cut on, or spared to live in misery. Think of this think of it with gratitude. Calmly review the transactions of the week. Have you been industrious and frugal ? have you continually controlled your temper and your tongue? have you thought of the poor and the infirm, and to the extent of your ability relieved them ? have you labored to make your home pleasant and attractive ? have you acquir ed or imparted any useful knowledge ? have you answered any of the great and important ends of your existence? Look theso questions in the face ; answer them honestly, and without evasion, and your sleep to-night will be more quiet and your future life better than your past.