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THE G-KANB HAVEN NEW
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GRAND HAVEN, MICH., MARCH 30, 1864.
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Proprietors or tbb News.
A Sad Story what Became of a Boy's
Running away From Home.
About a year ago, the anxious, bewil
dered face of a poor woman, in search of
her lost boy, was familiar oc tho railroad
in the uorthern part of Ohio. Her name
was Catherine Buck, and lived in tho vi
cinity of Columbus. Tho following was
tho story of her aflliction, which she told
to such sympathizing strangers as were
prompted to address her. She was a
widow with an only child, a wayward boy
of about twelve years of age. In that
boy centered all her hopes and fears.
One day she corrected him for some of
fense, aud that day lie disappeared from
Sho made inquiries for him in the
neighborhood as soon as his absence was
discovered but heard nothing of him.
Conjecturing that he had joined some
company aud gone to the war, she made
a visit to tho various camps that sue co Id
hear of, but although she found many
boys of her son's age, not one of them
gavo to her that nameless thrill which a
mother feels at the discovery of her miss
ing offspring. Restless and anxious, she
would return homo (home uo more with
out her boy ! poor heart) to again start
out upon the weary and fruitless search.
Her wild and haggard countenance, on
which a scltlod grief hat traced heavy
lines, became familiar upon tho railroads,
and she was allowed to come and go as
sho plcasod, no couductor troubling her
for ticket or faro. Her story was known,
and her affliction gave her immunities
that nothing clso could have obtained.
At the depot, on the arrival and depar
ture of trains, she would bo seen anxious
ly scanning the moving throng, and there
was but one image on her mind that of
her wavward and idolized boy. Her form
would bo seen eliding through the "sol
diers' train " that was bearing away vol
unteers to the war, and the coarsest sol
dier checked his mirth and withheld bis
rude jest when he saw that pale and sor
rowful face and caught the anxious, un
settled glance of her eye as 6ho eagerly
scanned the countenances before her.
We onco saw the poor woman at a do
pot on the Cleveland and Colurabns road.
Sho had been engaged in her fruitless
search over throe months. A compas
sionate bystander was attempting to
soothe her by telling bor that her son
was doublloss taken care of somewhere.
Sho said fihe would be happy if 6ho only
knew that ho was not suffering from hun
ger, and sho could not sleep, for tho pic
ture of her boy without shelter was con
stantly in her mind. Her anxiety and
and grief bad made fearful inroads upon
a countenance that must have lecn pre
possessing onco (she was ouly in middle
life) and there was a strango glitter in
her eye that betokened approaching in
sanity. In the following brief paragraph in a
recent number of tho Cleveland Herald,
we find tho sequel to tho sad story of
" Killed by the Cars. An insane wo
man was lately killed by tho care on tho
Atlantic and Great Western Railroad,
near West Greenville, Pa. She was sit
ting on tho track, and made no effort to
escape untii it was to late. The cowcatch
er struck hor, throwing her down an em
bankment killing her instantly. Her
name was Catherine Buck."
Tho weary heart is at rest. What a
lesson is the above to wayward, careless
boys, who think running away from homo
is such a brave acbievmcnU A loving
mother driven to insanity and death.
A ladt was once declared that sho
could not understand how gentlemen co'ld
smoke. 44 It certainly shortens their lives,"
said she. I don't know that," exclaim
ed a gentleman; " thoro's my father who
smokes every blessed dav, and ho is now
seventy years old." " Well," was tho ro-
. 14 If he bad never smoked, he might
nve been eighty by this time."
Mr. Wesley was onco annoyed with
the discordant noise of a warm-hearted
rustic in singing. "Friend, you spoil
the singing, you had bettor 6top," said
Wesley, lie did stop for a verso or two,
and then exclaimed, " Sir my heart sings,
and I must sing to." " Sing on, friend,"
was Wesley's reply.
A ladt who boasted highly, at
a dinner party of tho good manners of her
littlo darling addressed him thus:" Char
ley, dear, won't you havo some beans t"
" Nol" was tho ill mannered reply of the
petulant cherub. "Nol" exclaimed the
mother; "no what!" " No beans," said
The Testimony of Republicans.
The Boston Post thus cleverly epito
mizes the testimony of leading Republi
can jiuthorities, showing corruption and
weakness on tho part of the administra
tion: 44 Mr, Phillips savn only five United
Stales Senators are in favur of Mr. Lin
coln's re-election, and among those arc
not Messrs. Sumner and Wilson. Mr.
Blair, on tho floor of Congress," accuses
the Secretary of tho Treasury of gross
misdeeds says the department is rotten
with corruption, and that this is so palpa
ble tho friends of Mr. Chase dare not call
for investigation. General Fremont de
clares he has been badly treated by tho
administration, and pouts. Tho Gratz
Brown rndicals smite the President as
Sampson did tho Philistines, hip and
thigh, and often with the same weapon.
General Banks is derided by the Repub
licans in Massachusetts! Senator Halo
said in bis neat ho thought the liberties of
the country were more iu danger from the
profligacy that was practiced upon tho
treasury than they were from the rebels
in the field. The Springfield Repvpli
can asks, 4 Is lying a vice inherent in re
publican institutions, or purely incidental
to Mr. Lincoln's administration !' Thad
eus Stevens says if tho government go on
expending money at tho present rate, the
people will bo involved in one general
bankruptcy and ruin. Thurlow Weed
writes to tho Albany Evening Journal:
Until tho Administration thoroughly
fiifls and probes the iniquities of the New
York custom-houso, the people will be
justified in inquiring whether their treas
ure and blood shall continue to flow, by
millions and in rivers, while its own offi
cials are playing into the hands of tho en
emy.' Senator Pomeroy savslhatsbol'd
Mr. Lincoln be ro-electcd the affairs of
the country will go on from bad to worse
in his bands, and the war will languish
until our public debt will overwhohn us.
Mr. Boutwell denounces the President's
plan of reconstruction. Winter Davis
charges the President with acting with
out law, and Miss Dickenson boxes the
cars of Mr. Seward to the evident delight
of a Republican multitude who hang upon
her words as the bco upon the flower.
The persons here named are all Republi
cans, if not all honorable men.' "
Accident to Mrs. Witherell. Mrs.
Judge Witherell mot yosterday with
an accident which it is feared will result
in her death. About half past one in
tho afternoon she was engaged in filling
with burning fluid from a can a lighted
lamp, which she bad been in the habit
of using for the purpose of making tea,
when the gas emanating from the fluid
caught fire from the lamp and instantly
communicated to the can, which immedi
ately exploded, scattered its blazing con
tents over tho person of Mrs. Witherell,
and setting firo to ber dress. Mrs. W.,
terrified, ran down stairs, by which means
tho flames were increased, so that her
whole person was soon in flames.
Others coming to her assistance, placed
her in bod,' immediately aummoned med
ical aid, and everything was done to alle
viate her sufferings. She is, however, so
severely injured that no hopes are enter
tained of her recovery, and last evening
it was thought she could not survive tho
night. Dct. Free Press, 24rA.
Small-Pox. A negro, having tho
small-pox, was driven on tho ferry boat
Essex, yesterday, whilo she lay at the
dock, in Windsor, and was brought over
to this side and landed at the foot of
Woodward avenue. The vehicle which
contained him then proccedod up tho ave
nue, and had gono about a block before
it was discovered that ho was afflicted
with tho discaso, wucn ho was stopped by
tho authorities, who, not recognizing the
small-pox as among tho provisions of the
reciprocity treaty, forced him to return to
the boat, by which ho was conveyed, back
to the shore from which he had so lately
departod. Del. Free Press, 2th.
Annettie, my dear, what country is
opposite to us on tho globe !"
44 Dont know, sir."
"Well," said the perplexed teacher,
"if I wero to bore a holo through tho
earth and you were to go in at this end,
whore would you como out I"
" Out of tho holo, sir."
Remember. If you wish to relish
four food labor for it: If vou would en
joy our raiment, pay for it before you
. it I I -1 11-
Wear 11, Al jvu nuum eiuuji nuuuuij,
a clear conscience to bed with you.
From the Jackson (Mich.) Eagle.
Peoria Marine and Fire Insurance Co.
We publish, with pleasure, the follow
ing record of tho honorable adjustment of
losses sustained by this Company in re
cent fires in this Couotv. In addition to
the losses mentioned below, tho Compnny
has also satisfactorily adjusted and paid in
full their proportion of the loss of Messrs.
Webb & Tindall, of this city:
Jackson, March 8, 18G4.
Editor of the Jackson Eagle:
Dear Sir: We wcro sufferers by the
large fire in this city last week, and jns
tico demands thnt we make public the
fact thnt we wcro insured in the Peoria
Marino and Fire Insurance Co., to tho
amount of $800. O. A. Baldwin, Esq.,
Agent, and the Secretary of tho Company,
Mr. Holland, called on us to-day, and ad
justed nnd paid us in full and to our en
tire satisfaction; and wo most unhesitat
ingly and with pleasure recommend the
Peoria to all who wish for reliable insur
ance. E. WIEGER & CO.
Jackson, March 4, 1864.
Tho Peoria M. & F. Ins. Co., will ac
cept our thanks for the prompt adjust
ment and payment of our loss by the late
firo in this placo, all of which has been
promptly settled and paid to our entire
satisfaction, and wo cheerfully recomend
tho same. VAUGHN & CARTER.
Jackson, March 3, 1864.
G. A.Baldwin, Esq., Agent of the Pe
oria M. & F. Ins. Co.
Dear. Sir: We lake pleasure in
bearing testimony to the promptness and
honorable dealing of your Insurance Co.
in tho adjustment of losses. Owing to
our books boiug destroyed we were not
able to prove our losses in a manner pre
scribed by law, but by representation
your Secretary, Mr. Holland, became con
vinced our loss exceeded tho amount of
our policy, which was $1,000, and at
onco paid us in full and we have to thank
you and your Companv.
HEWITT & WELLING.
Spring Arbor, Mich., March 3, 1864.
G. A Baldwin, Esq., Agent of tho Pe
oria Marine and Fire Insurance Co.
My Dear Sir: I am pleasod to 6tate
that tho Secretary of your Company, Mr.
Holland, called on me yesterday and
paid me in full $1,400, for total loss by
fire of my house and furniture burned up
on the 15th of last month, and I have to
thank you and your Company for their
promptness and generosity in adjusting
my loss. lilltAM AJNSUN.
II1LL8DALE, Feb 14, 1864.
On tho morning of the 10th inst., my
dwelling house and store in this village
was destroyed by fire, on which I hold a
policy of Insurance for $1,500 in tho Pe
oria Marino and f ire Insurance Company
of the State of Illinois.
Immediately on being advised of the
loss, tho Secretary of tho Company came
hero, and an this fifth day after the tiro,
my claim has been adjusted, and A draft
given mo for the full amount of the policy
I take this opportunity to acknowledge
the business like promptness and manly
fairnoss, with which tho Secretary, Mr.
Holland, and the Local Agent' Mr. II. F.
Kellog, havo adjusted this loss, and I
commend the Peoria to all property own
ers who wish to protect themselves by In
surance in a safe and responsible com pa
ny. C. B. MARVIN.
An itinerant phrenologist stopped at a
rustic farm bouse, tho proprietor of which
was busily engaged in inrcsuing. "Qir,
I am a phrenologist. Would you like
me to examine the heads of your children.
I will do it cheap." " WelL" said the
farmer, pausing between the strokes. 4 1
rather guess thoy don't need it. The old
woman combs thorn with a fine tooth
comb once a week."
Extraordinart depressions in tho
moon's disc on the western limb have re
cently been discovered by tho Rev. II.
Kay, and by him communicated to the
British Astronomical Society, It appoars
as if large portions have been cut out
That was an inquiring mind that ask
ed the schoolmaster where all the figures
went to when they were rubbod out!
Most of the wool growers in Vermont
are decidedly opposed to washing sheep.
They think it often injures them, in which
I concur. When we aeo animal lake 1 lie
care sheep do to walk around or jump
over tho water and strugglo l gel out
when lakt-n into it, as sheep will, I think
common senso teaches it is nut good fur
them. " 1 am confirmed in this 'opinion,
from I he fact that, in this climate we havo
sudden changes of weather, nnd such
changes often occur when we wash sheep,
rendering it cold and uncomfortable for
them. Before they are dry, they often
take cold and sometimes and often die in
consequence, I think.
Another reason for not washing is we
can not shear onrlicr, and in cold weather
tho wool grows faster and protects tho
skin and wo get a tatter clip than when
shearing is delayed for warm weather bo
fore washing. Often when sheep are
shorn late in tho season, tho sun is so hot
their skin is burnt, and sometimes blis
ters; nnd in consequence the wool grows
yery little for weeks. It may not be as
injurious as practiced by some in the cen
tral part of the State, viz : make a dam
on tho little streams where the water be
comes warm in the sun previous to wash
ing. Still I think washing sheep a dirty
job we might dispense with, nnd it would
bo better for all concerned, as tho manu
facturer has the wool to elennso in any
case. If all would shear without wash
ing, our wool would, 1 think, find a mar
ket and be bought on its merits, as it
should be, without any particular rule of
Seeding of Grasses. If clover k
sown too early in the spring, there is dan
ger that a black frost may nip tho tender
leaves when thoy are in the double, be
fore expanding into robust life, but as this
possibility can not be certainly guarded
against in early sowing, it is best to pot
in the seed in season for the plants to get
a start before the spring drouth sets in,
which is mora likely to damage the crop
than a probable bite of the frost. Clover
sown in tho spring, is usually put upon a
field of winter wheal or a partially seed
ed stubble field of the last year; it roay
also bo put in with the early sown oats
at tho lime of sowing that crop.
Timothy seed, sown in the spring,
should be put in before the ground is done
with the spring alternations, of freezing
and thawing. This may bo sown upon
winter wheat or clean stubble; or may
be put in with the early sown oats, or
other spring grain crop. Read top re
quires a warm, loamy upland soil and
yields a heavy swatb of tolerably fair hay,
but any soil which will grow rod top, will
grow red clover to much bettor profit.
Flat stalked blue-grass, otherwise callod)
Pennsylvania blue-grass, forms a very
firm sod for the hoof, and a tolerable bite,
on loan argillacious soils; but generally
any land which will grow this grass cab
be belter occupied in part or in whole
with timothy or red clover, or both to
gether. Treatment of Kickino Cows. A
letter in an exebango, from "J. C,"
Norfolk, Ct, says:
The following treatment which I have
tried for somo years has never failed to
stop the evil: Put a strap around the
body of the cow just in front of the bag
and bucldo rather tight. If the cow tries
to kick draw the strap a little tighter.
She will never get usod to it, and it will
never do any injury. She will keep on
eating as usual, but has no inclination to
lift her foot, even to walk about. This
may answer the purpose; the experiment
is easily tried.
The Ohio Caors. Col. S. D. Harris,
of the Ohio Cultivator, reports to the
Columbus Statesman that in Eastern
Ohio, the prospects for a good wheat crop
are not very cheering. Wherever the
snow was blown off the fields, by the bit
ter wind in January last, the seed was
frozen and ihe young sprouts killed. Id
places where it is evident there were
heavy drifts of snow the cron looks bricht
and promising. A few days of warm
weather will develop the extent of the in
jury and enable a better judgment of tho
OuatlT a nair nf trnwftpra which havo
bcon obtained on credit to be Iceallv re
garded as breeches of trust f
The first and greatest thing in rhetor
ic is to have something to say.
Sin has a ercat many tools, but a lie
is the handle that fits them all.