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GRAND HAVEN; MICHIGAN, 'WEDNESDAY; 'FEBRUARY' 6. 1850. , ,;;
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tel), Levi Shackelton Proprietor, Water street,
Grand Haven, Mich.
WASHING TON nO USE. By Henry Tcnnoy
cr. ,Tho proprietor has the past spring newly
fitted and partly rc-furnishcd this House, and
feels, confluent visitors will find the House to
comparo favorably with the best in the State.
JIENRY GRIFFIN. Commission Merchant and
General Agent, Dealer in $alt, Flour, Dry and
Green .Fruits. Provisions, Family Groceries,
Drugs, Medicines, Perfumery, &c.,&c, at his old
stand opposito tho Washington House, Grand
.4. B. BIDWELL SON, Confectionery and
Bakery, Grand Rapids,Mich. C. B. Albco agent
for Grand Haven and vicinity. ( . ,
t CiOKX SIIELLERS, Various Kinds, at ' . !
J . . ,, S. & C's. Ag'l. Warehouse. ."
PORTABLE HAY PRESSES (Vertical and Hor
izontal) for sale at ,, . '"
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OTRAW. Hay and Cornstalk Cutters Rt !
CLOCKS of all kinds, for sale cheap bv
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PAINTS. 100 Kegs Pure Buffalo, No. 1 White
liivd, in oil, dry White and Red Lead, and
Tirrmancnt Paris Green, in oil, at 1 i .
F.YTRAonniNAnY Waqeu. " I will bet
any man five hundred dollars that ho cannot
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inaKO ono mimon ciroiies wuu a pen uuu iuk.
within a month. They are not to bb mere
dots or scratches, but fair down strokes, such
as form the child a first lesson m writing.
A gentleman accepted tho challenge.
Tho'month allowed was four weeks, or twcii
yreight days; so that, to complete tho under
taking, an average of 30,000 strokes per day
was required. That ' at sixty per cent., or
three thousand and six hundred per hour,
(and neither the human intellect nor tho hu
man hand can bo expected to do , more,)
would call for ten hours' in every twenty-four.
With a proper feeling of respect duo' tho ob
servance of tho Sabb'ith, ho determined to
abstain from his work on Sunday, and by this
determination, ho diminished , by . four , days
tho period of timo allotted to him; at tho
samo timo by so doing, he increased tho dai
ly average of his strokes to upwards of forty
one thousand strokes. On tho first day ho
executed about fifty-one thousand strokes;
on tho second, ; nearly as many. Hut. at
length, after many days, tho hand became
still' and weary, tho wrist swollen, and it re
quired tho almost constant attendanco of an
assiduous relation or ' friend to bcsprinklo it,
without interrupting its progress over tho pa
per, with a lotiort calculated to relievo and
invigorate it: On the twenty-third day, tho
million strokes, exceeded by some thousands,
to " mako assurance doubly sure," wcro ac
complished ; and tho piles of paper that ex
hibit them, testify that to tho courageous
heart, tho willing hand, and tho energetic
mind, nothing is impossible. Theso interest
ing papers were claimed aud received by tho
person who paid tho wager.
How England is Warmed. In noticing
Lieutenant Murry's u Physical Geography of
the Sea," an English lteviow thus illustrates
the benefit which the climate of England de
rives from tho Gulf Stream :
"Modem ingenuity has suggested a well
known method of warming buildings by
means of warm water. 'Is'ow tho north
western parts of Europe. arc warmed in ex
actly tho samo manner, by tho Gulf Stream,
the torrid zono is tho furnace ; tho Caribbean
Sea and Gulf of Mexico tho boilers'; the
Gulf Stream tho conducting pipe ; from tho
banks of Newfoundland to tho shores of Eu
rope is the great hot air chamber, spread so
a3 to present a large surface. : Here the heat,
convoyed into tho warm air-chamber of mid
ocean, is taken up by tho prevailing . west
winds, and dispensed over pur own and other
countries, where it is so much required.
Such, in short, is tho Gulf Stream upon
our climate, that Ireland is clothed in robes
bf evergreen grass; while in the very samo
latitude on tho American sido of tho Atlan
tic, is tho frost bound coast of Labrador. In
1851, tho harbor of St. John's, Newfound
land, was closed with ice so lato in tho season
as June; yet tho port of Liverpool, two de
grees further north, has never been closed by
frost in tho severest winter. The Laplander
clltivatcs barley in a latitudo which in every
other part of tho world is doomed to perpet
ual sterility. . Tho benefit thus conferred
upon our country by tho Gulf Stream is a rc
jnarkablo accident in our condition.' It ob
viously depends upon tho Gulf of Mexico
continuing to bo a Gulf, which, however, it
might easily ccaso to be. A : subsidence of
tho Isthmus of Panama to tho extent of a
couplo of hundred feet and such subsidcuco
have tahen placo in tho Geological times all
over tlio world would allow tho equatorial
current to pass through into tho Pacific, in
stead of. being reflected back to our coasts.
XJritain would then become a Labrador, and
ccaso to bo tho scat of a numerous and pow
Commenting on this, tho Musical world
says : ' ' 1
" We begin to think wo arc very good to
allow our Gulf of Mexico to officiate as tea
kittlo to theso Britishers, and it certainly will
bo a serious question, .whether, in case they
prcsumo to interfere with " manifest destiny"
as regards tho Island of Cuba, it would not
bo advisable-especially as 'wo have more
navies than souldicrs to cut through tho
Isthmus of Panama, and let tho Gulf Stream
flow iuto. the Pacific Ocean, and thus freeze
and starve them into good behavior."
Great Democratic) Mass Meeting at
Washington. A Democratic mass meeting
was held at tho Millitary Assembly Itooms,
in Washington, on tho evening of tho 8th
instant, in honor of tho anniversary of the
battle of New Orleans. Tho attendanco was
very large. Hon. Amos. Kendall presided.
Addresses wero mado by Mr. Kendall; Hon.
11. M. McLane, of Maryland; Hon. Win'." A.
Richardson, of Illinois; Hon. Howell Cobb,
of Georgia; Hon. Justice Hall, of Iowa; Hon.
John Kcllyj of New York ; Hon. Fayette
McMullen, of Virginia; and Hon. Augustus
E. Maxwell of Florida. Tho remarks of these
gentlemen ' were bf an eloquent character,
and wero , received by a largo audjtory in a
most enthusiastic manner. Wo subjoin tho
conclusion of Mr. Cobb's inspiring address.
" ' ' fDct. Frco Press. '
; "I believe it to be the highest degree' of
patriotism' to endeavor to instil : into the
hearts of all men a lovo bf Freedom' and
liberality. '' 'And though tho Know-Nothiiig
party may have passed' from existence, and
though those w ho have initiated it, :whoy are
its standard bearers,'.who havo nursed it in
its infancy, tell you that they have abandon
eel theso doctrines! it can tlo no harm to in
stil.' into the minds 'of our country reverence
for those principles whicd that party has war
red against. On whom do these responsi
bilities rest ? Qn what party does that duty
devolve? There, is but; ono party to dis
charge this high , and patriotic duty that
party which has assembled herb to-night to
do honor to tho glorious dead, and to prepare
for the coming contest. "i Tho national demo
cratic party of tho country has rhis great
work confided to, its hands, and it is with
pride I seo hero not only honored members
of that party, but also members of tho whig
party, rallying with us around tho banner of
democracy, in defeuco of, our common con
stitution. (Loud applause.) ' Tho, causo is a
noble one. ' Tho work is a glorious one. ' Let
us not tiro or grow weary of tho work. Tho
days of our opponents are . numbered. But
a few months will pass over our heads before
wo shall have found all our opponents ab
olitionists and know-nothings buried in ono
common grave of oblivion and infamy, ' (Ap
plause.)1 Let us rescue from' that inevitable
fate tlioso good' spirits 'who in an evil hour
have been led astray. !. Let tho arm and
heart of democracy bo open, to receivo back
those who have swerved from reason, and let
us wclcomo them back to that altar, which
Washington erected, and which Jackson de
fended, (vehement applause,) aud which is
to-day in tho sole keeping of the national de
mocracy. ' (Continued' applause.) , I do not
regard tho result as doubtful. "Thcro is one
sentiment prcvading tho country. It has
spoken in tho recent elections, and will speak
in tho election of this fall; and we, who
stand here to-night, will be hero on tho 4th
of March, 1857, to witness tho inauguration
of tho candidate of tho national democratic
party." (Loud and long continued cheer
ing. 1 :''''''
The St.' Mary's Ship Canal. Through
the attention of S. M. Holmes." one of tho
Board of Control, , wo present to our readers
the last Monthly Report for 1855 of tho
Superintendent of the Ship Canal around
the Falls of St. Mary. Tho public of this
State, as well as of neicrhborhi'r States whose
, . . o o
trado is tributary to Lake - Superior, will be
irratified to'percicvc that im to tlnvelosinnf of
the canal for winter, and tho permanent mak
ing ot ico above and below, tho structure
gavo evidence in all its details of adequately
withstanding tho influences of winter. Tim
report of tho Superintendent exhibits confi
dence in his ability to open the canal for tho
passage ot steamers ana vessels at as early a
day as tho condition of tho ice above and be
low in Lako . George and Mud Lake and in
tho bay above tho Falls will enable them to
reach tho canal. As tho banks have become
disclosed by tho drawing off tho water, it has
been mado apparent that tho walls of the
structure have received no injury during one
seasons s use, and havo given no indication
of failing in any respect.- Tho Caison gato
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near uic neau oi mo canal, about which
much apprehension has been expressed, and
upon tho construction of which many stric
tures havo becn'liiade, is in its placo and ful
filling in preventing the entry of tho waters
noni tlio lako above. . Upon the whole, tho
condition of tho work, , as mado manifest
by tho report, is entirely satisfactory.
. Dot. Adv.
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Wolves in Iowa. Owinto tho extreme
cold weather for some time past, tho wolves
in Pottawattamie county have become dan
gerous neighbors. Poultry yards and sheep
folds havo been robbed to a friirhtful extent
and in'scveral cases' the hungry beasts have
not been inclined to sparo tho human species.
About threo weeks ago, a man was return
ing from a prayer meeting accompanied by
his two daughters, ono 10 and tho other 23
years of age. Suddenly a pack of timber
wolves assailed them, and being unable to es
cape by flight they attempted to defend
themselves. But tho wolves attacked the
horse rendering him unmanageblc. ' Tho old
est daughter was partly thrown and! partly
dragged to tho ground and 'devoured. This
enabled tho father and other daughter to es
cape. Several neighbors were soon mustered
but on repairing to the spot nothing was
found but ono shoe, and a very few of tho
unfortunate girl's clothes. ' 1 ' "
A boy about 13 years of ago left his fath
er's housb to get water at a spring which
was about . half a mile distant, since which
timo nothing has been seen of him, tho pail
was found near tho spring, also some marks
of blood, and a lock or two of hair. . bevo
ral persons havo been chased by theso sav
age monsters. - Keokuk Post. '(
Immense. Tho Patent Office report gives
tho nominal ., valuo of all tho animal and
vcgctablo products , yearly raised in tho,Uni
ted States. ' From a figuring tip of tho prin
cipal products we fiud that tho entire product
amounts to about three, thousand millions of
dollars! ' " ''''''
i Profit of Fruit. Examples almost with
out number ' may bo given, ' whero single
trees havo yielded from fivo to . ten . dollars
a year in fruit, and many instances in which
twenty or thirty dollars may bo obtained.
If ono ' tree of tho Rhode Island Greening
will afford fifty bushels 'of fruit, at a quarter
oi a aouar per uusnci wnicn uas oitcn occur
red,. forty such trees on an aero would yield
a crop worth four hundred dollars. ' But tak
ing' ono quarter of this amount as a low avo
ragofor all seasons and with imperfect cul
tivation,' ono hundred dollar's would still bo
equal to tho interest oh fifteen hundred .dol
lars per acre. 1 Now, this estimate is bas
ed upon tho price of good winter apples for
the past thirty years, . in one of our produc
tive districts; let a similar calculation bo
made with fruits rare and of a more delicate
character. ; .
Apricots, and tho finer varieties of plums
aro often sold, from . threo to six dollars per
bushel ; and ' pears from : hardy productive
trees, two to five bushels per tree, with good
management, is a frequent crop, on a largo
pear tree, five .times this quantity. An ac
quaintance received eight dollars for a crop
grown on two find young cherry trees, and
twenty four dollars from four young peach
trees, of six years growth, from tho bud. In
Western New York singlo trees of tho Doy
cme, or Virginia pear, havo often afforded a
return of twenty dollars or more, after being
sent hundreds of miles to market. An acre
of such trees well managed, would far exceed
in profit a five hundred aero farm. ;
: , , American Agriculturist.
-Dicken's Picture of the True Woman.
The true woman for whose ambiton a hus
band's lovo and her children's adoration are
sufficient, who applies her military instincts to
tho discipline of her househould, and whoso
legislatives . cxerciso themselves in making
laws for her nurse ; whoso intellect has field
enough for her m communion with her hus
band, and whoso heart asks no other honors
than his lovo and admiration; a woman who
does not think it a weakness to attend to her
toilet,5 and who docs not disdain to bo beau
tiful, who believes in tho virtue of glonsy hair
and well-fitted gowns, and who eschews rents
and raveled edges, slip-shod shoes' and auda
cious mako ups; a woman who speaks low,
and docs not speak much ;' who is patient and
gentle, intellectual and industrious ; who loves
more than she reasons, and yet does not lovo
blindly ; who never scolds and rarely argues,
but adjusts witn a .smuo; sucn a .woman is
tho wife wo havo, all dreamed of onco in our
lives, and is the mother 'wo: still worship in
tho backward distance of tho past.
Anecdote of Col. Richardson. A cor
respondent of tho N. Y.' Herald gets off the
In spito of the Colonel's good looks, tho
following anecdote is told by the wags:
" When ho first . oamo to V aslungton,
among tho distinguished men to whom he
was introduced, was Mr. John C. Rives.-
Mr. Rives,' said the Colonel, you alb one
of tho first men I have ever met whom 'ru
mor has not belied; you have not been rep
resented as worso looking than you arc.' Mr.
Rives looked him over deliberately, and re
marked: 'You mustcomo and seo me. Af
ter mv wife had once . set her eyes on you,
she will not complain of my looks again.'
Subsequently Col. Richardson dined with Mr.
Rives. Now, tli Colonel not only chews a
mouthful of tobacco, but ho has an aversion
to every thing in the shape of spittoons bo
long as Wilton and Brussels carpets can bo
found as substitutes. ' Tho story goes that
after tho Colonel had been talking and chew
ing for an hour after dinner, Mrs. Rives went
to her husband, threw her arms round his
neck, kissed him and said: 'My dear, I ab
ways thought you wcro tho ugliest man that
I ever saw, but now I think you aro' quite
The Draining of the Harlem Sea.
Tho Chairman, of tho Commission on "the
drainage of tho Harlem Sea (Holland), has
published a final report on this work, which
is to bo finished this year. The expenses from
1839 to 1855, inclusive, aro $3,400,000, and
the rccoipta from land to bo sold is estimated
at 3,200,000. It was at first supposed tho
reclaimed land would bo worth only somo
$32 acre, but in 1853 it was actually sold
for over 120. This return exceeds all ex
pectation, as tho draining was not undertak
en as a speculation, but as a precaution against
further inroads of tho sea. Fruitful farms
already begin to appear hero and thcro on tho
former floor of the sea. Forty-fivo thousand
acres in all have been reclaimed from the sea,
which will supply 100,000 people bountifully
with tho means of life.
A company of twenty picked ' marksmen
aro about sailing from San Francisco for Sin
gapore, whero tigers havo for ycaw past des
troyed many lives with impunity. , They con
sist of two Englishmen, loner used to tiger
hunting, who aro said to havo killed ' fifty
seven large1 tigers; three Frenchmen, used to
tho chase of wild leasts in 'Algiers, and tho
remainder aro Americans most of .whom have
coped with grizly. bears.'; Tho liounty given
by( the government of Singapore on each ti
ger, is one hunclred Company's rupees $40.
"Horace," on 'the lhURD.-VHoraco 1
Grcely, in a late lecture, is reported to have;
spoken thus on shaving: ', ' ' '' ' '. .V
" Wo say to young America ' in counting
houses and workshops," never touch your '
beards with a razor. , Despise the dictates of
fashion, and let the hair of the1 facb grow Bilk- '
en and soft,1 only trimmed by . the Bcissors. ' 1
Your health will bo improved ; your teeth '
will bo sounder; your liability to colds and
bronchial and lung affections will bd sensibly
diminished; your manly lieauty no despi-1'
cablo thing, as it is the typo of what ought
to be the dower of every 1 man will be, in-; '
definitely increased, and tho true and poeti-1 1
cal contrast to feminine? lovliness bo once '
moro secured, which is impossible under the1 f
starved," 'scraped, wiry,- caricatures which '1
shavelings now present." ,: . . ';
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Canal Across the Isthmus , of Suez. !
The project of contiecting the Mediterranean i
with tho Red Sea by a ship canal is seriously
ontertained, and active measures aro now be-' i
ing taken i for . its prosecution. ' The present
Viceroy of Egypt, Said Pacha, has issued :a ;l
firman1 (a decree) empowering ;M. Lessopfv i
his. Chief Engineer, to form a company for,!;
the immediate construction of the Canal. I
! There aro two plans. Ono proposes that
tho canal shall connect tho town of Pclusium, .
which is tho nearest point to tho Red Sea, 7
with Suez. The other would havo tho Canal '
commence at Alexandria, and take advantage : ; r
of tho delt:4 of the ! Nile. Tho former of !
theso plans is deemed preferable. The dis-
tance across tho Isthmus from Peluism to tho
nearest point on the Red Sea is about sixty- ;
one miles. It is proposed .that tho Canal '
shall be 320 feet broad and 30 feet deep. lt :
estimated cost is thirtyrfivo! millions of dol-i
lars. Somo of tho heaviest capitalists of Eu
ropo aro said to bo interested in. the enter
prise. . ; i
III Luck. A little bad luck is beneficial'
now and then. If Patrick ' Henry had riot,
failed in the grocery business, it is not at all '
probable that ho would ever have becu heard ;
of as an orator. ' He might have become eel ' ,
ebrated, but it would not have been from hi; .';
eloquence, but the great wealth ho acquired . '
by a speculation in bar soap and axe-handles. '
Roger Sherman became a signer of tho Dec-,
laration of Independence for no other reason' '
than that ho could not make a living at shoe- '
making. 'Ho cut his bristles and staked hl
"all" on tho. "rights', of man." ' Tho cohse ' ,:
quenco was that tho same, individual who '
found it bootless to make shoes, in' a few years
became a living power in our revolution. ' !.;
Amount of Rain. Every inch of rain .
that falls on a roof yields two barrels to cve-' :
ry space of ten feet square ; and seventy-two :
barrels are yielded by tho annual rain in this
climato on a similar surface. A barn ' thirty
by forty feet' yields, annually, 854 barrels;
this is enough for more than ! two barrels a '
day for every day in the year. Many of our
landlords have, however, at least five times '
that amount of roofing on their dwellings
on other buildings, yielding, annually, more '
than four thousand barrels of rain water, bo-''
ing twelvo barrels or about ono hundred and
fifty ordinary pailfulls daily. ; . .
Snow Bread. All persons, where now,
abounds, aro not, perhaps, aware of tho val
uo of 'tho fleecy flakes in making light, deli
cious, aud wholesome bread. ' There is no
" raising'' in the world so perfectly physiolog-
cal as good, fresh, sweet show'. . It raises .
bread or cake as beautifully as the! best o( r
yeast, or tho purest acids and alkalies, whilst
it leaves no taint or fermentation ' like the.
former, nor injurious neutral salt like thoilat
ter. , Indeed it raises by : supplying atmos :
phero wherewith to puff up tho dough, whilst'
tho other method only : supply carbonic acid '
gas.' ! '!.;.: ' .' '. '" ' ! : ' !;::- ?
Vo aro informed that a person who dcsiri'M. '
to remain unknown has advertised to' the.
chief of the Russian legatiou, a check for
four thousand dollars to bo transmitted to this ':
government. The unknow n donor, w ho only :
signed tho initial M. Y., states in his. lettor ,'.
that, full of admiration for tho gallant de-:
fenco of , Sebastopol, lio sends this liberal ."
sum of money , to . bo distributed among
tho widows and orphans of tho Russian 'sol
dicrs who fell bravely fighting for their homos
against foreign aggressors. ' ,
Washington Union. .
Report of the Postmaster General. '
The Postmaster i General suggests that tho f
franking privilege bo restricted to public doc-;:
umcnts and letters on public business merely ; :
also tho charge of full rates upon newspapers
in all cases, instead of half rates,' when paid
quarterly in'advance.' : He rcconiincnds'comi-'
pulsory prepayment by stamps, of postage on
books, pamphlets, circulars and all other''
transient matters. ! Ho again urges the six
months' notice of the Collins steamers in dis- '
continuanco'oftho extra, voted them in July,1 1
1852. Ho presses this subject at some length.
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The prize crop pf .Indian corn in tho State
of Ohio, for 1855, was 1G2 busheU 7, acre. , ;
Tho people of Williamsburg are about' to 1
apply to the Legislature to be divorced from