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I)BYSICIAN AND SUBGEON, Dodgeville, lowa
County, Wisconsin. [nl-yl.]
j. hTclary,
* TTOUXEV AT LAW, Mineral Point, Wis. Of-
J j\_ floe in Thomas’ Stone Block. [nl-yl]
rpANNER AND (THUIEU, Mineral Point, Wis.
i. I(tatlier of all kimls, also Hair for Plastering, al
ways on hand, cheap for cash. Job Work done at short
notice and on moderate terms. [n26-tfj
* TTOUNEV AT LAW. Land and Collecting Agent,
J\_ Dodgeville, lowa County, Wis. Particular at
tention given to collecting ami agencies, and payment of
taxes in lowa County. Office in the Post Office Build
ing. [tl-jij
VTTOBNF.Y AT LAW, Notary Public, Land and
Collecting Agent, Dodgevil'le, Win. Particular
attention given to the settlement of estates in the
County Court. Office in Court House, [Up Stairs.]
“soldiers claim agency.
(lollects hack pay for discharged Soldiers. Bounty
j Money and hack pay for heirs of deceased Soldiers.
Pension certificates procured, Bounty claims settled
at prices cstahlised by Law.
u2*-ly SAMUEL W. KEESE, Att’y
NO. 207 & 209 Randolph Street, Chicago Illinois.
'l'hU lions,- is centrally located, in the business
part of the city, near the Post Office, the Court House,
and all the principle Uail Road Depots. The accom
modations are good, and cheaper than most of tlie
Hotels in this vicinity. [n4J-tf]
(j(j| Z2ST£RN |)OTEL„
THE undersigned would respectfully ask a
share of the public patronage. His table
11 * iSa "’lll always be furnished iu good taste and
ll(ijknf hi* rooms are large and airy, and iu every
department the intention will be to consult
the comfort and wishes of his patrons. Good stables
and attentive ostlers always in readiness.
II lardsrs by the day or week furnished with all nec
essary conveniences and at reasonable rates.
Hi* Stages leave this house daily, north and south
THIS Hotel is a large stone building, well
jJtfcrA, furnished to accommodate the travelling
r, IV pd public. The table will be supplied with
ImlJB all the dehcacies the market affords, served
tip In g-xtd style. Rovkdkrs iiy the dvv on
week, furnished with all necessary conren
▼eniescM at reasonable rales. The Proprietor returns
thanks to the public Ibr the patronage heretofore extend
ed to him. and respectfully requests a continuance of
the same. Good stabling attached, and an attentive
hostler always on hand. n2B-ly.*
REOVLAU MEETINGS of Dodgevllle Lodge, No
119 of A. K. A A. M, on the first and third Fri
day evenings of each month, at their Hall on lowa
trect, Transient brethren visiting Dodgeville, are
orJUlly invited to attend.
Henry Dinst.vn, Sec’y.
To widow’s tears to orphans' cry.
All ■ ants our ready hands supply,
So far as power is given *
The naked clothe, the prisoner free, —
Such are the deeds sweet masonry
Revealed to us from heaven.
I- O OP G. T
VMICTTIA LODGE. Nit. 101, Independent Order of
Good Templars, meets every Monday evening in
B. K. Thomas' Hail, at 7*-j o'clock. Members of this
order visiting this Village are cordiallv invited to meet
with us. THOMAS LEWIS, W. C. T.
James Bates, W. U. S.
Commercial Broker,
Sells Real Estate.
Pays Taxes in all Parts of t he State.
Take* charge of Lease, and Collects Rents for im
proved and unimproved Property.
Buys & Sells Bonds, Mortgages,
Notes, &c., &c.
Soldiers Claim A gent.
Collects back pay for Discharged Soldiers
tv'*Rack pay for Heirs of deceased Sol
dicia. Pension Certificates procured, at
prices established by Law.
Wlaootein '*** <^oarl Eoa, Dodgrrille, lowa Comity
Ipottrp anb HHsttllanji.
O’er the dark and gloomy horizon that bonods her,
Through the storm and the night and the hell that
surrounds her,
I can see with a faith which immortals have given,
Burning words blazing out o'er the portals of heaven,
“She will live.”
But a part of the freight that our forefathers gave
’Tis the chain for the slave we must fling out to light
•Tis the brand and the whip we must yield up to
right her.
“She will live I”
Clean the decks ofthe curse, —if opposed by the owner,
Hurl the wretch to the waves as they hurled over
With “Freedom to all” gloaming forth from our ban
Let the tyrant still learn we have freemen to man her
“ She will live!”
She will live while a billow lies swelling before her,
She will live while the blue arch of heaven bends o’er
While the name of a Christ fur the fallen we cherish’
Till the hopes in the breast of humanity perish,
“She w ill live 1”
Worth Remembering.
The following articles from Dr. Hall’s
Journal of Health, contain practical
hints on various subjects that are wor
thy of attention :
1. It is unwise to change to cooler
clothing except when you first get up
in the morning.
2. Never ride with your arm or elbow
outside any vehicle.
3. The man who attempts to alight
from a steam car while in motion is a
4. In stepping from any wheeled vehi
cle while in motion, let it be from the
rear and not from the front of the wheels;
for then, if you fall, the wheels cannot
run over you.
5. Never attempt to cross a road or
street in a hurry, in front of a passing
vehicle, for if you should stumble or fall
you will be run over. Make up the
minute lost by waiting until the vehicle
had passed by increasing diligence in
some other direction.
6. It is miserable economy to save
time by robbing yourself of necessary
7. If you find yourself inclined to
wake up at a regular hour in the night
and remain awake, you can break up the
habit in three days, by getting up as
soon as you wake, and not going asleep
again until your usual hour for retiring,
or retire two hours later, and rise two
hours earlier for three days in succession,
not sleeping a moment in the daytime.
8. If infants and young children are
inclined to be wakeful in the night, or
very early in the morning, put them to
bed later; and besides, arrange that
their day nap shall be in the forenoon.
9. “Order is heaven’s first law,” reg
ularity is heaven’s great rule; hence
regularity in eating, sleeping, and ex
ercise, has a very large share in secur
ing a healthful life.
10. If you are caught in a drenching
rain, or fall in the water, by all means
keep in motion sufficiently vigorous to
prevent the slighte t chilly sensation
until you reach the house ; then change
your clothing with great rapidity before
a blazing fire, and drink instantly a pint
of some hot liquor.
11. To allow the clothing to dry up
on you, unless by keying up vigorous
exercise until thoroughly dried, is suici
12. If you arc conscious of being in a
passion, keep your mouth shut, for
words increase it. Many a person has
dropped dead in a rage.
12. If a person “faints,” place him
on his back and let him alone ; he wants
arterial blood to his head ; and it is
easier for the heart to throw it there
in a horizontal line, than pcrpcndicular
14. If you want to get instantly rid
of a beastly surfeit, put your fingers
your throat until free vomiting en
sues.and eat nothing more for ten hours.
15. Feel a noble pride in living with
in your moans, then you will not be hus
tled off to a cheerless hospital in your
last sickness.
Stanton. —There is not a government
clerk in Washington who works half as
hard as our present indefatigable Sec y
of ar. A few days ago, as one who
was with him relates, he worked from
earily morning till dawn of next day in
the transaction of official business, and
then instead of going to rest, went out
as usual to do his own marketing,—re
turning punctuall to work at 9 and work
ed that day till long past midnight.—
Such are the physical and mental exac
tions on this man, for the performance
of which his daily meed is to be sound
ly berated by all the Copperheads and
a good number of unapreciative Repub
licans who do nothing for the Union
1 caus ® but growl at its mishaps.
Real, live, plump, jolly, roly-poly
children —are as scarce as sensible grown
up people. Little, thin, narrow-shoul
dered, angular, pale intellectualities, are
common enough. It is your healthy
torn-boy that is the rarity. What wo
man ever was less delicate in soul and
pure in heart, because she tore her frock
and climbed trees when she was a child ?
Real, wild, childish romping, with ring
ing laughter and twinkling feet, mer-y
i dances, and family frolics —this is the
stuff' out of which wholesome manhood
and womanhood is made. Children who
are under conviction of sin at five years
of age, die of brain disease, or live hy
pochondriacs to torment life out of all
around them. Sad is the family that
has one or more of such. We don’t
doubt the mother of the Gracchi was a
sad romp, and we more than suspect
Portia of immense tora-boyhood. Such
healthy natures could not have devel
oped otherwise.
Cherish the children, mend their
frocks • don’t scold them for broken toys
—for man is not more inevitably mortal
than playthings. Don’t strip their fat
shoulders in winter, nor roast them with
flannels in dog daj’s, because somebody
told you so. Don't drug them; don’t
“yarb” them ; don’t stuff' them with pas
try, or starve them on chippy bread;
don’t send them to infant schools at
three, or to fancy balls at ten, years of
age, nor teach them the commandments
earlier than they can remmember “Mo
ther Goose.”
Home Music. —We take it to be true,
that whenever you hear a good deal of
music in a house, that dwelling is ten
anted by a “happy family.” If you
hear a domestic going gleefully about
her labors with a song, you may take
it for granted that she has neither a
discontented temper nor a scolding mis
tress. Girls that ‘don’t like their places,’
are far more likely to go moping and
grumbling about the house than to hum
a pleasant ditty or carol a roundelay. —
Then if you hear the young ladies at
the piano trilling a popular air, or a
merry catch, you may be sure they are
light-hearted and happy, and as good as
are cheerful. And what stronger
• O
proof of happiness all around can there
be than the evening social concert, when
old and young, male and female, make
melody with their voices as well as in
their hearts ? In some houses the very
purring of the cat is musical, while the
warbling of a canary bird is sweeter
than the most dulcet of operatic voices.
And the great recommendation of home
music is, that it is cheap as well as joy-'
speaking and joy-inspiring.
The Dignity of Labor. —Yery
much has been said, at different periods
o 1 the world’s history, about the dignity
of labor ; and orators and politicians
have turned many pretty periods, and
rounded sentences with sonorous allusi
ons to the “bone and sinew of the land.”
The admiration and adulation of these
gentry is partly true and partly false,
and too of ten their sentiments are utter
ed for sinister purposes. In either of
these events, whether the after-dinner
speakers mean what they say or not,
no lover of his race can -vith-hold his
hearty admiration for lie sturdy, law
abiding, hard-working mechanic, who
toils with the sun, and wrests from his
trade a modest but certain support. —
The little picture of his home, beauti
fied by the taste of his equally frugal
wife; the children who share his hearth
and cot; these are all counted by him
of fr "tore value than the stately man
sion of the party demagogue.
The Oldest House in the U. S,
The principal antiquity of Guilford,
Conn., is a building called the HQld
Stone House, which is claimed to be
the oldest in the United States. In
passing it on the street it does not look
remarkably old, yet it has stood con
siderably more than hvp centuries, It is
still in good repair fci a dwelling, and
doubtless owes its preservation to its
massive walls, which are very thick.—
Having been erected at the commence
ment ot the settlement, it may have
been designed for a fortification as well
as a dwelling.
It was built by the Rev. Henry White
field, the pastor who came over with
the bttle colony, and the stones were
brought from a ledge about a quarter
of a mile distant, increditable as it may
seem, on hand-barrows; that is a kind
of tray, carried between two men with
out the aid of wheels. The chief traits
in the architecture of the building are
strength and masiveness. The chim
neys are of immense size, and the whole
structure is of rough stone. Unfor
tunately, somewhat less than half a cen
tury ago it was plastered over with stuc
. gives us enoutrh when it
gives us opportunity.
I The Statistics of Europe.
A curious bird’s-eye view of the po
: litical and social state of Europe is af
forded by a heavy Blue-book just pub
lished bv our government under the ti
tle of “Statistical Tables Relating to
: Foreign Countries.” First, as to den
sity of population, we find that while in
England and Wales there are 352 in
habitants living in one square mile, in
Russia there are only 10; in Norway.
12; in Sweden, 22; in Greece, 56; in
Spain, 89; in Poland, 91; in Moldavia,
100; in Portugal, 104; in Denmark.
119 ; in Switzerhnd, 161; in Prussia.
165; in France, 172; in Brunswick
194, and in Holland, 280 persons to the
square mile. There are only two coun
tries in Europe possessing a denser pop
ulation than England and Wales, name
ly the kingdom of Wurtemburg. in which
there are 373 inhabitants to the square
mile, and Belgium, with 393 persons on
the same space of ground. However,
if we take the population of England
alone, leaving out the Principality, the
density is one of 377 individuals to the
square mile, so that, iu this case, Bel
gium is the only country in Europe more
thickly crowded with inhabitants than
our own.
In England, for the last few years, the
proportion of mairiages to the popula
tion has been one in 123, which is a
higher rate than that of most European
countries. In Norway, the proportion
is one in 124: in Hanover, one in 128:
in Holland and Denmark, one in 129 ;
in Sweden, one in 135; in Spain, one
in 141 ; in Bavaria, one in 160; and in
Greece, only one in 174. Proportion
ately more marriages than in England
and Wales are made in France and Bel
guim ; in both countries the rate is one
in 122 ; in Australia, where it is one in
111 ; and in Prussia, where it is oee in
Bather more fixed is the proportion
of births to population. It is one in 28,
in England and Wales; one in 29 in
Spain and Bavaria; one in 30 in Bcl
guitn, Holland and Norway; one in 32
in Sweden ; one in 33 in Hanover, the
Hanse Towns and Denmark ; one in 34
in Greece ; and one in 38 in France.
Consequently the natural increase of
population is lower in France, in spite
of the high marriage rate, than in any
other European state. More fertile than
England are only Wurtemburg, where
the proportion of births to population
is one in 26 ; Kussia, where it is one in
25 ; Austria, Saxony and Prussia, where
it is one in 24; and Poland, where the
proportion is one in 23.
The greatly varying sums which the
different nations of the world pay for
their government, form very interesting
points of comparison. Great Britain,
it is hardly necessary to say, stands at
the head of all nations in this respect,
the public revenue amounting to £2 13s
per head of the population. Next in
the list stands Holland, the best taxed
country of the Continent, £2 9s. per
bead ; and then follows France, £2 os.
Bd. The inhabitants of Hanover have
to pay £1 11s Id. each for being gov
erned ; while the subjects of King .Leo
pold disburse £1 6s. 3d., and these of
Queen Isabella £1 ss. 4d. per head for
the same. In Prussia, despite its large
standing army, the taxation di es not
amount to more than £1 2s. 3d- for each
individual; while the revenue of the
other states of the Confederation varies
from £1 3s. to £1 per head of the pop
ulation. In all the remaining countries
of Europe, the public taxation amount
to considerably less than £1 per head.
The Danes pay 19s. Bd.; the Portugese
17s. 4d.; the Greeks, 16s. Bd.; the
races inhabiting the Austrian
Empire, 16s. 4d.; the Norwegians, 13s.
lid.; the Swedes, 9s. 2d. ; and last of
all the Swi'S, only 6s. lOd. per head.
It is something like awe and trem
bling that we approach a last subject of
comparative statistics —the public debt
of modern nations. Here, again, Great
Britain stands at the head of all other
countries in the world. Our eight hun
dred millions of indebtedness, divided
equally between the twenty-nine mil
lion inhabitants of England, Scotland
and Ireland, give a share of responsi
bility amounting to nearly £2B to every
soul. But the Dutchmen are responsi
ble for as much, tbo share of the pub-
lie debt of Holland, per head of the
population, bring £25 11s 3d. France
the next in the line, has proportionate
ly, less than half the debt of Holland,
the share of every inhabitant amount
ing to not more that £l2 3s. 9d. )i T ow
the figure sink rapidly. In Portugal
the public debt per head of population
amounts to £7 Ids. 7d. ; in Spain, to
£T 15s, 7d.; in Austria, to £6 Bs.; in
Belguim, to £5 12s. 9d.; in Bavaria, to
£5 145.; in Saxony, to £4 10s.; in Den
mark, to £4 10s. 2d.; in Greece, £3 14s ;
in Russia, £3 95.; in nearly all thestates
of the German Confederation, to from
£2 to £3.; in Norway, £1 Is. 9d.; and
in Sweden to Be. to Switzerland
and several of the smaller German states
have no public debt whatever.— London
■ ♦-•
Mineral Wealth of Nevada.
In a remarkable discourse delivered
in Chicago on Thanksgiving day, in Au
gust 1 last, Bishop Simpson gave the fol
lowing extraordinary account of the in
exhaustible wealth of the mines of Ne
vada :
“While in California last fall, I tho’t
I would visit the territory of Nevada to
see somethin" of the wealth of that
country. * * * That wealth comprises
what the world never yet have contend
ed for. Were the debt of our nation
to amount to 20,000,000,000 of
there is wealth enough there, when
our debt is paid oft', to give to ev
ery soldier who returns from our
battle-fields, muskets af silver, in
place of iron, [applause} and when
our iron clads come back from the
scenes of victory before Charleston and
Mobile, and have swept away the defen
ces of Wilmington—when the iron clads
come back into our harbors, there shall
be silver enough left to plate those boats
more heavily than they a?c now plated
with iron.
I do not speak now from idle specu
lation, but I speak of that wealth from
observation and actual calculation.—
When in California I visited the mines,
and I thought tlie time would come when
they would be exhausted,; but in the
mines of Nevada there were no such in
dications visible. The more the mines
arc w T orked the richer they yield. The
extent of the ledges containing the
precious metal no man has, as yet, been
able to measure.
I will mention a single instance to
give you some idea of the inexhaustible
supply. In what is termed the Oplin
mine, a single lead, as it is called, is
fifty-five feet in thickness, and inclines
only at an angle of 5 degrees. Think
of the extent of that-—nearly as far as
from this alter to yon wall. This is all
silver mingled with gold. * * * There
is more gold in value than silver, but
more silver in weight than gold. * *
* There is this peculiarity about it, that
the deeper the mine extends, tbo richer
and more profitable it becomes.
“Old Hundred.” A gentleman
hailing from Columbus, Ohio, says that
on the night of the election the excite
ment was intense. To one crowd a Col.
Moody, who was formerly a Methodist
clergyman, made a speech, and as he
drew near to the close he said : “If I
was in a Methodist meeting I would cry
‘glory to God !’ and sing the Doxology.”
At this the crowd all cried, “Hats off!
Silence ! Go it, colonel.” At once he
commenced “Praise God,” to the tune
of Old Hundred, and the vast assem
blage took it up, and every man in it
sang it with all his might? ‘ Wasn’t it
sublime. A nobler “anthem” for the
deliverance God has wrought out for us
from traitors and bloody men could not
have been sgng ; nnd the impressiveness
of the scene can only be appreciated by
those whose fortune it was to witness it.
The Latest use for Petroleum.—
An assistant surgeon, writing from Get
tysburg, says :
“Will you allow me, as one alleviation
of the horrors of the battle-field to call
your attention to the use of coal oil in
suppurating wounds ? As volunteer as
sistant I received permission from the
surgeons of the first division of the fifth
corps, Gettysburg, to use it in the most
offensive cases. By its manifest utility
and solicitations of the wounded I was
induced to enlarge its use, until I became
satisfied that what cold water is to a
wound in its inflamed state, coal oil is to
it in its suppurating state, dispelling flies,
expelling vermin, sweetening the wound,
and promoting healthy granulations. It
can be used by an assistant of ordinary
judgement with perfect safety and to the
great comfort of the patient. I have
seen two patients whose wounds had
been dressed with it asleep before I was
through with the third.” Missouri
Fast Life.— They have a little town
out West which appears to have been
overlooked by Dickens, and other French
travelers, and which is “all sorts of a
place.” In one day they recently had
two street fights, hung a man; rode three
out of town pn a rail, got up a quarter
race, a turkey shooting, a gander-pulling
a match dog fight, and preaching by a
circus rider, who afterwards had a foot
race for apple jack all round ; and as if
this was not enough, the judge of the
court, after losing his yeaa’s salary at
single handed poker, and whipping a
person for saying he did not understand
the game, went out and helped to lynch
his grandfather for hog-stealing.
Russia has established a post
route from St. Petersburg to Pekin.
Terms :{° ne dollar per year
( n paid in advance.
Our Foreign Population.
It appears by census tables (not yet prints
ed) that the entire population of the United
States, born in foreign countries, was, in
•ound numbers, in 18GQ, four millions one
hundred and thirty-six thousand, Thisag
iTegale was distributed in states and terri
tories, in round numbers, as follows; * Ala
bama, 12,000; Arkansas,, 4,000 ; California,
140,000; Connecticut, 80,000/' Delaware,
9,000; Florida, 3,000 ; GeprgW, U,OQO ; Il
linois, 324,000; Indiana, 118,000; lowa,
100,0u0; Kansas, 12,000; Kentucky, 59,-
000; Louisiana, 81,000; Maine, 37,000;
Maryland, 77,000; Massachusetts, 260,000 ;
Michigan, 149,000; Minnesota, 58,000; Mis
sissippi, 8,000; Missouri, 160,000; New
f Hampshire, 20,000; New Jersey, 122,000;
New STork, 998,000; North Carolina, S,-
j 000 ; Ohio, 328,000; Oregon, 5,000; Penn
sylvania, 430,000; Rhode Island, 37,000;
' South Carolina; 10,C00; Tennessee, 20,000;
Texas, 47,000 ; Vermont, 32,000 ; Virginia,
35,000; Wisconsin, 276,000; Colorado, 3,-,
000 ; Dakotan, 2,000; District of Colum
bia, 12,010; Nebraska, 6,000; Nevada, 2,-
900; New Mexico, 6,000 ; Utah, 12,000*;
Washington Territory, 3,000. Of this for
eign population the natives of Ireland are
the most numerous, amounting to 1,600,-
000. Germany, or the scyeral German
States come next, with over one million
three hundred thousand ; England follows
with 431,000; British America had 249,000,
Scotland, 108,000, France 197,000, Switzer
land, 53,000, Wales, 45,000, Norway, 43,-
000, Spain 42,000, China 35,000, Holland
88,000,' Mexico 27,000, Sweden 18,0.00, Ita
ly 10,000, Belgium 9,000, Poland 7,0.00,
West India Islands 1,000, Portugal 7,0,00,
Russia 3,000, South America 3,000, Asia,
Afr ca, Australia, Atlantic Islands, Central
America, Greece, Pacific Islands, Sardinia,
and Turkey are to be counted each by hun
dreds. ■
United States Lottery.
Tickets for this lottery, for either
classes I. or 11., distributed gratis.
No Internal Revpnue Stamps required.
The drawing of a prise number will
entitle the fortunate individual to—
One new highly-finished musket.
One bran new suit of clothes.
One pair shoes and stocking*.
One elegant blanket.
One nice haversack and knapsack.
One nice catridge-box, with sixty
rounds of ammunition.
One nice tin plate, tin cup, knife, fork
and spoon.
In addition to this the holder of tha
lucky number will have a regular income
of thirteen dollars per month, apd “when
this cruel war is over,” ydU recpjvp %
capital prize of one hundred dollars.
With such liberal inducements tho
managers hope to be liberally patron
ized by an appreciative public. Thi*
is no humbug, catch penny institution,
but a genuine lottery, in which th*
managers will fulfill all their promises.
Legalized by Act of Congress, ap
proved March 3, 1863.
All prizes cashed by the Provosl
Marshal of the different districts.
Time of the drawing will be duly an
nounced, and any one drawing a piizo
will he immediately notified of thf
A Prophecy in Jest.—The follow
ing extract from a burlesque article in,
the New Monthly Magizine for 1821,
(Yol. II.,) entitled “Specimen of •
Prospective Newspaper, A. D., 47916,”
is curious ;
“The Army of the Northern States of
America will take the field against that
of the Southern provinces early next
winter. The principal Northern force
will consist of one million four hundred
and ninety thousand picked troops.—
Genera! Congreve's new mechanical can
non was tried last week at the seige of
Georgia. It discharged in one hour
1128 balls, each weighing 500 weight.
The distance of the object fired at was
eleven miles, and so perfect was the
range the whole of these balls were
lodged in space of twenty feet square.”
A subsequent article in this specimen
states that by means of a pew invention,
Dr. Clark crossed the Atlantic in seven
days. How little did the writer antici
pate that in forty years these to him
wild fancies, would be almost realized.
Queer Oaths. — The oaths of the
Irish are very whimsical, such as— “Bj
the seven pipers that played before Mo
ses the night he was born, and that’s a
musical oath;” “By my father’s beard,
and that’s a hairy one and a variety
of others ; but of all the odd oaths ever
taken, that of a witness before a com
mittee of the House of Commons was
the most singular. Being interrogated
by the opposing counsel as to his vera
city, he roared out: “It’s the sacred
truth I’m spaking, by the sowl of Dan
O’Connell, which is big, and your sowl,
which is very little, ray lord.”
*6f*The Treasury vaults contain gold
enough fo meet all demands ’payable in
coin for nine months to come. From the
Customs alone, the receipts are it jre
than sufficient to pay the specie i n’qr&ft
on the public debt it *ccrtw#.
NO. 10.

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