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Weekly Democrat. G. GOULD, Publisher. Devoted to the Interests of the Democratic Party, and the Collection of Local and General News. Two Dollars per Annum, in Advance, VOL. VI. NO. 16. EATON, OHIO, THURSDAY, JANUARY 30, 1873. WHOLE NUMBER 301.; ; TEACHING PUBLIC SCHOOL. t. , , i t ' -" Eighty UtU urchins ' - i J-1 Coming through the door, " . ' Pushing, crowding, making " A tremendous roar. Why dont you keep quiet T Cant you mind the rale 7 Bless me ! thin is pleasant. Keeping public school. Klghty Iittl pilgrims On the road to fame 1 If they fail to reach it, Who will be to blame ? . High and lowly stations. Birds of every feather, On a common level Here are brought together. s'.f f ' Wrty Mile faces, Loving little hearts, . Eyes brimful of mischief. Skilled in all the arts, That's a precious darling ! What are you about ? 44 May I pass the water?" , " Please may I go out ?" Boots and shoes are shuffling, , Slates and books are rattling, ' And in the corner yonder Two pugilists are battling ! Others cutting didoes, What a botheration ! Ko wonder we grow crusty From such association. Anxious parents drop in, Merely to inquire Why his olive branches Do not shoot higher ; Bays he wants his children To mind their p's and q's, And hopes their brilliant talents Will not be abused . Spelling, reading writing, , Putting up the young ones, " Fanning, scolding, fighting, ' . .'- Spurring up the dumb ones, t" " "jf',- Gymnast, vocal music ! How the heart rejoices . . When the singer comes To cultivate the voices. Xnstltnte attending. Making out reports. Giving object lessons. Class drills of all sorts ; Beading dissertations Feeling like a fool - Oh, the untold blessing Of keeping public school. THE TRUMPETER'S HORSE. I -was nearly forty, and felt myself so securely anchored in my old-bachelor crochets that on every occasion I swore, with all sincerity and by all the gods in the heathen calendar, I . would never take a single risk in the matrimonial lot tery ; but I counted without the trum peter's horse. It was toward the last of September, 1864. ( I. was on my way back from Baden-Baden, sd in tended, to spend, at most, a day in Paris. ' I had invited four or five of my friends, for the hunting season, to my estate in Pitou. They were to arrive early in October, and at least a week was necessary to make pre parations, at La Roche-Targe, for their reception. A letter from my steward, that awaited me in Paris, brought me unwelcome news. My hounds were all in good condition,' but five of my twelve - hunters had' either fallen sick of some . horse disorder or had become lame dur ing my' absence. I was, therefore, com i pelled to supply their places with oth ers. To this end I made a tour in the Ely sian Fields among the dealers, who showed me any number of animals some betteiy some worse that they rec ommended as hunters, at a moderate price about three thousand francs, on the average. I had experienced losses at Baden-Baden, and consequently I was in no humor to spend seven or eight - hundred louis d'or without mature de liberation. It was a "Wednesday. Cheri, one of the principal dealers, had his first sale of he season. - Without any further knowl--- edge of the animals he offered than what I derived from the catalogue and from their appearance, I bought eight for five thousand francs. Among them I hoped to find four or five, at least, that would do for relays, which would enable ; me to get through the season. Among my purchases there was one horse that I bought almost solely on ac count of his color, which was truly beauti- fuL The catalogue attributed no special qualifications to him for the chase. He was entered'simply as " Brutus, saddle horse, well built, thoroughly broken, - age unknown." .. He was a beautiful dapple-gray, large," and very handsomely -' formed-- The next, day . I , went home ; - and the day following, early in the fore noon, a servant came and informed me that the horses had arrived. I imme diately went out to see them, or, rather, to see Brutus ; for this handsome fellow had been in my head ever since I bought him, and I was singularly impatient to find out what kind of a comrade he was . going to make, and what he was capable of doing.-. ,,. I had brought him out of the stable first. . He certainlyjhad all the signs of . being of a respectable age ; but he was .clean-limbed, nad a very handsome neck and head, a powerful shoulder, and a , well-turned quarter.''. But it was . not his V. fine points that so: much excited myr es ..-- .miration as the intelligent manner als, which he observed all my movements. He even seemed to be interested in what I Baid. . He inclined his head toward me, in order, apparently, to hear, better ; and, when I had done speaking, he ut tered a low whinny, seemingly in re sponse. I looked at the other horses hastily.- They were ordinary animals, - -. without anything to distinguish them from thvusands of others. Not so with Brutus. He certainly differed widely - from the vulgar herd, and I was impa tient to make a little tour through my park in his company. He allowed him self to be saddled, bridled, and mounted, - like a horse that knows his business : and we set ont in the best possible humor with each other. Cheri's catalogue had only told the truth. Brutus was exceedingly well broken ; indeed, he was too well broken for my purposes. He would give me a ulnw trot or callon at call, but would continually strike the ground with his ' fore-feet in a peculiar manner ; and, when I tried to make him raise his head, which, he carried very low, he would nearly tear my arm off. Finally, he took to prancing in grand, style, like a ".. horse-show in an arena. -. . Humph"! " said I to myself ; " I have ; fiere or I am . greatly in error an old stager from the riding fchool of Saumur ' or St. Cyr.-. He will have to be gotten out of some of his fancy paces before he , will do for the chase." " I was about to return ; home, having sufficiently satisfied ' my ' curiosity with : regard to- Brutus' acoompb'shments, when I heard the . report of a gun dis- 'charged apparently within twenty yards of me. i It was one of my keepers shoot ing a hare, and who subsequently re ceived a handsome present for the shot from his wife. I was at the moment exactly in the center of an open space formed by the junction of six long, shaded alleys. When Brutus heard the report of the gun, he stopped short, planted his feet firmly in the sand, pricked up his ears, and raised his head high in the air. I was surprised to see him so disturbed by the . report of fire-arms. I would have supposed that, after the liberal educa tion he had received in his youth, no amount of firing would have excited his curiosity. I touched his flank with my heels, in order to urge him forward ; but Brutus refused to budge. I tried to turn him to the right, to the left ; not a foot would he move. He stood like a statue ; and, nevertheless you need not laugh, for, be acsured, what I am telling you is strictly true and, nevertheless, at every effort a made to induce him to go on, he would turn his head and glance at me with an expression of impatience and surprise ; then he would relapse into his statue-like immobility. There was clearly some misunderstanding between us, for I read very distinctly in his glances that he would say: "I, the horse, but do my duty, and you, the cavalier, do not do yours." I was more puzzled than angered. " What manner of beast is this that I have bought of Cheri ?" said I to myself. "And why does he look at me in this queer way ?" I was on the point of having recourse to extreme measures that is, to admin ister a shower of well-laid-on blows with my riding-whip when we heard another shot Brutus and I at which he made one bound, and only one. All my en deavors to induce him to go on were fruitless. He planted his feet anew in the sand, and more firmly, if possible, than at first. I began now to get ont of patience, and, as a consequence, to ply my whip ; but Brutus also lost patience, and, instead of submitting tamely to the punishment I inflicted, he pitched and kicked in the most furious manner imaginable. But while the battle was at its height, and I was dealing him heavy blows with the loaded handle of my whip, he found time to give' me a look, now and then, full, not only of in dignation, but of surprise. It was plain that, while I demanded of the horse what he refused, he expected something from me that I did not do, - And how, think you, did this end ? To my shame my great shame. I was ig nominiously unhorsed thrown ! Bru tus, it seemed, came to the conclusion that nothing was to be effected by vio lence, and that he must change his tac tics. After a moment's pause, which was certainly a moment of reflection, he stood straight up in the air, not on his hind-legs but on bis fore-feet, and that, too, with as much calmness and address as a clown walks on his hands. Of course I slid down over his head into the sand, which, fortunately, was tolerably deep. I tried to rise,' but one of my legs re fused to do me service ; I uttered a cry of pain, and fell forward flat into the sand. I had ruptured one of the small er tendons of my right leg, which, al though not a very serious matter, caused me great pain whenever I attempted to stir. Nevertheless, I succeeded in turn ing over and sitting up, but at the mo ment when I began, to rub my eyes, which were full of sand, and to wonder what had become of my rascally dapple gray, I saw a horse's foot descend on my head, then the foot was placed gently against my breast, and I was stretched out again on the sand ; this time on my bock. I was now, and very naturally too, I think, exeeedincTv frightened, and. more. I felt that it would be useless to make any further effort.- I therefore remained quietly on my back, asking myself, once more, what manner of beast was this that I had bought from Cheri ; at the same time I closed my eyes and awaited death, for I expected to be killed. But, instead of receiving my coup de grace, I suddenly heard a strange stamping in the sand, and, at the same time, a quan tity of dirt and gravel struck me in the face. I opened my. eyes, and lo ! there was Brutus, using all four feet with won derful address, endeavoring to cover me up in the sand. He was doing his best, the dear fellow, and every now and then he would pause to see what progress he was making ; then he would raise his head, give expressions of self-satisfaction in a low whinny, and resume his work. This continued four or five min utes, when, thinking me, doubtless, suf ficiently covered, he approached respect fully and knelt got down on both knees, and seemed actually to be uttering a prayer while I looked on in wonder and amazement - His prayer being finished, Brutus bowed his head slightly, rose, walked away a few steps, stopped, looked to ward me, and then began . to gallop round the open space in the center of which I was lying. This he did some twenty times round round round until I began to be dizzy from watching him, when I cried ont, " Halt ! halt ! He obeyed, but seemed embarrassed to know what he should do next. At this moment he noticed my hat, which had fallen off when I was dumped so uncere moniously into the sand, and lay a few feet from me. At the sight of it, Brutus seemed to be relieved of his embarrass ment. He immediately went toward it, picked it up with his teeth, and started off at a brisk gallop down one of the six alleys that I have mentioned. Brutus disappeared, and I remained alone. Never was a man more puzzled confounded. What the strange con duct of the horse meant, was more than I could divine. I shook off the sand that partially covered me, and crawled on my hands to a little spot of grass at the corner of one of the alleys. Arrived there, I made myself as comfortable as possible, and then cried out at the top of my voice, in the hope of making my self heard by some one : but I got no response. . The park, at least the part where I was, seemed to be entirely de serted. There was only one thing to do to wait till some one came that way. I had been a full half hour in this un enviable position, when T espied Brutus a long distance off, at the end of the alley by which be had disappeared, galloping toward me in a big cloud of dust, Tattle by little, as he came nearer, I discovered a pony-chaise in the cloud ; then, in the chaise, a woman, who was driving herself, and behind the lady, ' a little groom. A few minutes after making this wel come discovery, Brutus, covered with foam, stopped before me and let my hat fall at my feet, saluting me with a sym pathetic whinny, which seemed to say : " I went for help, sir ; and here it is." But I had no eyes for Brutus, or ears for his explanations. My senses were occupied with the minister ng fairy, who sprang lightly from her little car riage and hastened toward me. She, too, on her part, looked at me very in quiringly, and suddenly we cried ont in one breath, respectively : " Madame de Noriohs !" " Monsieur de La Boche-Targe !" Now, I have an aunt, and foi years be tween her and me, there has been a con tinued battle. " Get married 1" she has insisted. ' I don't want to marry !" " Do you want a young girl ? I have Mademoiselle A , Mademoiselle B , and Mademoiselle C , etc" " I don't want to marry 1" " Do you want a widow ? I have Madame D , Madame E- , Madame F , and bo on." , " I don't want to marry 1" Madame de Noriolis always figured among the first of my aunt's widows, and I noticed that she never failed to dwell at length on all the advantages I saw in this union. It was not necessary to tell me that Madame de Noriolis was pretty any one could see that without prompt ing or that she was rich. She chose, rather, to remind me ever and again that the late Monsieur de Noriolis was a fool, who was never happy as when he had succeeded in making his wife exception ably miserable, and that consequently nothing would be easier than for her second husband to make himself adored. Then, after a lengthy eulogy of Madame de Noriolis' virtues, graces, and merits, my aunt, who was very adroit, and knew my vulnerable points, would take from her secretary a map of the neighborhood and spread it ou the table. The map was very exact and complete, and had been bought for the sole pur pose of convincing me that, if I had any sense at all, I would marry Madame de Noriolis. The chateaux of Noriolis and of La Boche-Targe figured on the map, and were hardly five leagues apart. My aunt, having artfully drawn a red line around the two domains, would oblige me to look at it, saying : "Two thousand one hundred acres, good measure, and not a single division edge, if Noriolis were united to La Boche-Targe 1 Eh, isn't that sufficient to persuade my huntsman nephew?" The temptation was so great that I could only torn away and take refuge in my usual refrain : " I don't want to marry." But I felt that I was in danger, never theless, really in danger ; and, whenever I met Madame de Noriolis, I always saw her encircled by my aunt's red line, like an aureola, and couldn't help saying to myself : . "Exceedingly pretty there's no deny ing it and clever and sensible, too two thousand one hundred acres without a division-hedge humph 1 Fly, Monsieur de La Boche-Targe fly, since you don't want to marry 1" And fly I would, and always did, but how could I fly this time ? There I was, stretched out on the grass, covered with sand, my hair in disorder, my clothes torn, and one leg that refused to do me service; and now there stood Madame de Noriolis before me, dashing and fair, the red line wound all round her as usual; and asking, in her mast seductive tones : " Mon JMeu I is it you, Monsieur de La Boche-Targe ? What are you doing here ? What has happened to you ?" I frankly confessed that I had been ignominiously thrown. " ion are not hurt, J. nope ? " No : not seriouslv. at all events. I have strained my right leg a little ; but it is not serious, I am sure." " And what horse acted so badly not this one, certainly ?" pointing to Brutus, who was quietly browsing near at hand. " Yes, that one ; he is the culprit. " What ! this noble fellow ? Well, he has fully made amends, I assure yon ; but I will tell you all about that by-and- by. We must first think about getting you borne. " I cannot take a step." " Oh, I will drive you home, at the risk of compromising you." And she called Bob, the little groom. who took me by one arm, while she took me by the other, and helped me into her chaise. Two minutes more, and we were l the road to La Boche-Targe. We were alone in the chaise, iiob having taken charge of Brutus, who had shown no unwillingness to be caught. " Make yourself comfortable, and keep your leg as straight as you can," said Madame de Noriolis. " I will drive you as gently as possible. - In fact, she said a crreat manv little. amiable, womanly things, that I found it very pleasant to listen to. Then, when she saw me in a comfortable position, she asked me to tell her how I came to be thrown, saying that afterward she would tell me how she chanced to come to my aid. I began my narrative, to which she listened attentively until I commenced to describe .Brutus enorts to throw me. after the two shots, when she cried, laughing in her silveriest tones: " Oh. 1 see it all ! 1 see it all ! xou have bought the trumpeter's horse 1" ' The trumpeter s horse? " Why, yes : and that explains the whole mystery. Have you not seen many a time, at the Cirque de l'Imperatrice, the feats of the horse of the trumpeter ? A chasseur d'Afrique enters the arena on a large, gray horse ; the Arabs fol low, and shoot at the chasseur, who is wounded and falls and, as you did not fall, the horse, indignant at this neglect of duty, threw you off. And what did he do when you were on the ground ?" I told her of the effort he made to give me a decent burial. " The trumpeter's horse !" she con tinued ' toujour a the trumpeter's horse He sees that his master is wounded ; the Arabs may come and dispatch him, Ho. what does he do? He buries him. And what did he do then ? Started off on gallop, did he not ?" -" Yes, carrying my hat " "Instead of the colors, to prevent their falling into the hands of the enemy. There being no flag, he took what he i could find. And where does he go ?" " To find the vivandiere." "Precisely. He goes to find the vi van- diere: and the vivandiere, to-day, if you please, and I, the Countess of Nori olis. ie entered my yard on a gallop. I was on the steps, putting on my gloves preparatory to driving out. The stable- boys, seeing a horse approach, saddled and brindled a hat in his mouth, and without a rider, tried to catch him ; but he avoids them, and, coming straight to the steps, he falls on his knees before me. The men try again to eaten mm, but he springs to his feet and starts off on a gallop. At the gate he stops, looks back, and calls me " "Calls you?" ' Yes. assure vou. calls me. I crv out to the men to let him go, jump into my chaise and follow him over roads not originally intended lor carnages ; out no matter I arrive, and I find you." Just as Madame de JN onolis bad finished her narrative, the chaise received a fearful shock from the rear, and the next moment we saw Brutus' head tower ing proudly above and behind us. He and iiob had been following close be hind, when, seeing the groom's seat vacant, he had availed himself of the opportunity thus offered to make a fur ther exhibition to his new master or his accomplishments. He had reared np, and placed his fore-feet on the vacant seat ; and now, ' with Bob clinging for dear life to his mane and the pommel of the saddle, he was trotting along on his hind-feet only, with all the nonchalance in the world. As for Madame de Noriolis, she was so terrified that she dropped the reins and threw herself into my arms dear, adorable Madame de Noriolis ! and rested her little head against my shoul der. With the left hand I caught up the reins, and with the right I supported Madame de Noriolis. My leg hurt me most fearfully ; still I bore it without a murmur, and continued to support my lovely burden. it was thus that .Madame de jNonons made her first visit to La Boche-Targe. When she returned about midnight, some six weeks afterward, having during the day become Madame de La Boche Targe, she said to me : - " What a strange thing life is, my dear ! Nothing of all this would have been but for the trumpeter's horse.' Appletons' Journal. Purchase of Samana Bay by American Capitalists. Some months ago several business men, of the highest standing in the financial world, conceived the idea of purchasing Samana Bay and Peninsula, for whieh the Government attempted to negotiate in 1867. Correspondence took place between them and the Dominican Government, and the prospect appearing favorable for the realization of the de sign, a company was formed, with the following officers : President, Alden B. Stockweil; Vice-President, Paul N. Spofford ; Treasurer; Henry Clews ; Secretary, B. B. Hazard ; Directors, Fred. Schachardt ; George M. Pullman, C K. Garrison; Oliver Ames, Samuel G. Howe, William G. Fargo, and S. L. M. Barlow. After several meetings, held by these gentlemen, it was resolved to send a special steamer with three com missioners, bearing with them the amount of purchase money in gold, to consummate the transaction. The steamer Tybee was chartered for the purpose. Un the 15th of jJecember the convention: was held by tae commis sioners representing . the company, President Baez, and the Cabinet of the Dominican Government,-. .After full de liberation a satisfactory result was ar rived at and a purchase effected. The people of San Domingo ratified the arrangement, and a treaty between the Dominican Government was concluded, to go into effect Jan. 1, 1873. The company is granted almost all the right of an independent government, and will have its own flag, police, and revenue officers, the right to construct railroads, charter vessels, collect taxes, etc., etc Any question arising between the com pany and the Dominican Government, i - i - i j -1 i t, i j it is srapuiatea, Ba.au. ue reierreu tu some European power for arbitration. On the treaty being completed the Tybee sailed for Puerto Principe, from whence "the company received intelli gence of the satisfactory result of nego tiations. The capital of the company is S20.000.000. The Pacific Mail Steam ship Company intend to run a regular special- steamer between Hew Xork and Samana Bay next month. "How I Found Livingstone in Central Africa." The followinor letter, addressed bvMr. Henry M. Stanley to' Messrs. Scribner, Armstrong & Co., the well-known New xork publishers, explains itself : Gentlemen: I am informed that several books relating to the Stanley-Livingstone Ex Dedition have been issued bv various publish ers in Chicago, Philadelphia, etc., as having been written dv me. I here take the earliest opportunity to de clare all such -works, or books, to be spurious, and wholly unauthorized. I have looked over one book, printed in Chicago, and I can posi tively affirm that there is not one original line from my pen in it ; that the book ia-composed only of extracts from Livingstone and Ander son's books, and my letters which appeared in the New York Herald. In the extracts from my letters, which the enterprising but thor- OQKQlJ ouBcruumuuH uuuuuiieiB nave jdbuou under the form of a book, I detect over a hundred typographical errors, besides several absurd blunders about African geography, -which those ignorant of Africa -would naturally have committed. The only book that I have written, and which is genuine and original, bears the titleof "How I found Livingstone in Central Africa," and is published only by your firm, and which is copy righted according to law. . Hoping you will take the earliest steps to warn the public against this fraud, and encroach ment upon my rights, and to inform them that there is nothing in the spurious works but a re hash of Livingstone's books, and my letters to the Herald, and that the pictures are also from Livingstone's books and from illustrated pa I remain HENRY M. STANLEY. A mixture of wood ashes and salt, three parts of the former to one of the latter, constitutes an excellent mixture for all domestic animals. Its alkalescent and saline qualities are both congenial to the animal system, and when used in proper quantities, and at proper times, Germantown Telegraph. Miscellaneous. leans more and Canada this way. Flobidians revel in luscious water melons. Texas has 140,000,000 acres of unoccu pied land. Over 2,500 Philadelphians died of small-pox last year. Baltimore sends out $8,000,000 worth of oysters annually. The average storm travels at the rate of 25 miles an hour. At least twenty new paper mills are projected in Indiana. A young lady is the most accomplished whistler in New York. The Beecher mine in Nevada yields about $500,000 a month. Monograms on envelopes are said to be no longer fashionable. Ltncoxit, Neb., is the youngest city in the world lighted by gas. A mechanic owns the best and largest library in Memphis, Tenn. There is a general movement for the abolition of the usury laws. Railroad laborers consume three pounds of beef each per day. A Pennsylvania woman has had seven pairs of twins in seven years. New York boasts a three-months-old baby that weighs 75 pounds. It costs a New Yorker $8,000 a year to dress a fashionable daughter. The copper yield of the Lake Superior mines last year was $8,000,000. Barnum's hired men are ransacking all Africa after nice fresh lions. An air-line railroad is projected be tween Chicago and Kansas City. Two op the pension agencies of this country are managed by women. Sixty-three of the 330 citizens of 'Goshen, Vt., are over 60 years old. A Lafayette, Ind., man has just shaved for the first time in 58 years. Strawberries, large and luscious, are plenty in the San Francisco markets. ' Velvet boots are worn by the New York fashionables, to match the dress. In Philadelphia, last year, there were 701 fires, causing a loss of $6,588,419. A California Chinaman committed suicide by cramming paper np his nose. Eight hundred and eighty-seven Bal- timorians died from consumption in 1872. The whole number of acres in meadow in all the states and Territories is '20, 000,000. The balance of trade against the United States last year was, in round numbers, $118,000,000. The Italian editor who said King "Victor Emanuel was a repulsive looking man has no paper now. A census at Denison, Texas, taken when the town was three months, old, snows a population oi o,uiu. 'Davtd Brown, the Vermont hermit who died last week, left the largest col lection of books in the State. Lakh Chamklatn was frozen over dur ing the first week in January, for the first time in fifty-eight years. The number of marriages in Ohio in 1872 was 26,303; divorces granted, 1,026 ; births, 61,210 ; deaths, 25,202. The oldest inhabitant of Maine has made the attempt, but failed, to remem ber when there was such weather before. The American-Merchants'JCTnion Ex press Company will henceforth be known as simply the American ixpress Com pany. A mathematician says that if Kansas was as densely peopled as Massachusetts it would contain a population of 17,- 000,000. English papers predict that Ameri cans won't use the postal cards more than a month before they will become disgusted. In 1871 Ohio manufactured over 76,000 tons of rolled and hammered iron one tenth of the whole amount made in the United States. The present Protestant population of the world is estimated at 121,000,000. Of this number 33,900,000 are in the United States. A IiARGE quantity of sugar-cane cut tings from the East Indies has arrived in Louisiana to take the place of the de generate native seed. The propriety of knowing whom one marries is verified in the case of an aged couple in Iowa, who, as widow and widower, married, and who, it was after ward proven, were brother and sister, separated in childhood. The Printers' Monument to Greeley. The compositors of the New York Tribune held a meeting recently and adopted the followiiier resolutions Whebeas, It has been proposed that the several printing offices in the United States give one or more pounds of old type for the DurDOse of makintr a statue of Horace Greeley, to be erected in the lot in Greenwood where his remains are interred : and. Whereas, ivne metal is specially aoapta to reproduce sharp and definite outlines, and peculiarly fitted to speak in the mute form of an image lo cnose wno, in airor years, vimb uin resting place, as it did beneath the training of his hand and the grandeur of his brain and the largeness of his heart ; therefore, Mesolved, That we approve of the idea of erecting a statue of Horace Greeley in Green wood, made of type metal." which haB been cast into type and worn out in the service of teaching the people; and further, be it Resolved, That we ask of our fellow-crafts men (many of whom, now scattered over the country, have, like ourselves, either worked with or for him during the forty years gone by) to set np, on Monday, February 9, 1873, the 62d anniversary of Mr. Greeley's birth,- 1,000 ems, and give the receipts for the same to be expended in making and erecting the statue. The money to bo forwarded to the President of the' New York Typographical Union No. 6. 22 Duane street. New xork city. of which Union Mr. Greeley was the first Pronideiit. llesolved, That the above preamble and reso lutions be given to tne press oi ine uniiea States, with a request that they be printed and circulatea as wiaeiy as posBioie. FARM AND GARDEN. Measuring the Height of Trees. In the last American Agriculturist is an illustrated article describing the mode of ascertaining the height of trees. The mode, althoughrquite simple, is not al ways on hand when most wanted, and requires some nicety of management ; and the extreme height of trees is less frequently desired to be found by farm ers who wish to cut a stick of timber to some desired length from the timber woods. A more simple method, and one that can be put in practice at any time and place, when one has only a measur ing rod, and has the experience of the writer, is as follows : A stick of timber desired, say fifty feet long : select your tree, measure fifty feet in a direct line from the foot of the tree on as near level ground as possible ; now cut a stick the exact height of the observer and stick it in the ground exactly perpendicu lar ; now let the observer lie fiat on his back, his feet against the stick, and head in line of tree and stick, and look di rectly over the top of the stick, and where the line of vision strikes the tree will be the length of stick, fifty feet, de sired, if the ground is not level the measure will not be exact, but allowance must be made. Application of Long Manures. The New York World says : The economy of the application of long manures depends upon circumstances. We have applied them with satisfactory results to stiff clayey soils, plowing them under on sward land where we were going to plant corn or potatoes. The result attained by such a course was not so much manorial as mechanical. The decomposition of this long manure, thus buried, warmed and disintregated the cold clay. But we would in no case apply such manure to light and sandy soils, except in this way : . When a crop of corn is growing and after the last hoe ing, when the corn shades the ground pretty nearly, we have seen, excellent re sults from muzzling the horses to driv ing astride the row, spreading coarse strawy manure between the rows, cover ing the ground completely with a mulch. This benefits the corn, especially in a dry season, and on any kind of soil, especially on light ones ; also on shallow plowed, stiff soils. Dietetic Hints. Most chronic diseases, and many acute ones, are produced at the table. As a rule, no fluid of any kind should be taken at the table, especially if the stom ach is weak. The stomach should never be overloaded; not more than two or three articles should be taken at one meal ; no stimulants used before' eating ; tobacco arrests digestion. Milk is the best diet for infants and children. - To matoes with cream and sugar are healthy and nutritious. Bread and butter is the staff of life, and easily digested. Too much salt irritates the stomach. Colds are frequently produced by drinking hot tea and exposure afterwards. Late sup pers induce heart disease, irasiry and cake constipate the boweis. jjouea potatoes are not so healthy as baked ones, r raits are to . be eaten at break fast and dinner. The stomach requires much rest to be healthy; purgative medicines weaken the bowels. Cheerful conversation promotes digestion; anger prevents it. i '. , Horses versus Oxen. A paragraph is Groins: the rounds about a trial of speed which lately occurred in France between horses and oxen. - The contendine teams consisted of four ani mals, and the load was in each case ten thousand pounds of beet-pulp. This was to be drawn twenty-three kilometers, about twelve miles. The race was apparentlv against time, and the four horses won by seven minutes, time three hours and six minutes. But then you see the oxen can be fattened and sold to the butcher after they are worthless for work. Rural Items. The total potato crop of the country in 1871 was 121,000 bushels. New York yields one-third of all the buckwheat grown in tne united otates. The farmer who plows deep, manures liberally and keeps down weeds will prosper. ... " M. ' in the Maine f armer, says that " the winter season is the most ap propriate for pruning fruit trees. The cultivation of the soil is fast be- comin&r a science, and one mat is oi more value to mankind than any otner. California, with more wheat than she knows what to do with, is preparing to raise more next year than she raised this. . Mrs. Dr. Bartlett, of Kingston, N. H., raised 9,000 pounds of pop-corn nnon two ' acres worth four cents a pound, or $360. There died last week' in Walpole, Ct. an old hen which had attainea me re spectable age of 15J years, having been hatched in 1857. The number of acres reported in wheat in all the States and Territories in 1871 is 19,943,893 ; number of bushels produced, 230,7755,400; value of crop, $290,411,KJ0. The aggregate number of bushels of srrain produced in all tne otates and Territories in 1871 is reported as i,t4s, 237,800, showing a decrease from 1870 of 94,564,800 bushels. We have felt rather kindly toward French roofs since Friday night. Two cats srot on Mr. Welland's that evening, They were cats that evidently never saw a French roof before ; but they were not timid. They, without a moment s pause, sounded the battle cry and went to work. For two minutes there was a good deal of pulling around and howling : but was a French roof, it was new ground, and. before they were fairly aware of it, they were off the roof and going toward the earth at lightning velocity, pawing out into the air for something to get hold of, spitting and crying, and swearing and beseeching and sobbing, with their hearts full of agony and their mouths full of fur, all the way down to the ground, where they arrived in a condi tion to afford nourishment to Mr. Wel Danbury News. "MY HUSBAND." Who grumbles when X ask for a cent. And always inquires the way it ia spent ? My husband. Who, when I buy "me a ahilling gown, Will look upon it with a frown? , . My husband. Who finds fault with the bill of fare, ' - And says a donkey and I would make a pair f My husband. - . - Who, if I request to kindle a fire, .' Will hold up tale hands in terrible ire ? My husband. - ' T. . Who smokes cirars from morn till night - - J Ttien feels in the mood with me to fight T i Who sits with his feet above bis head, And scolds me if a word is said ? My husband. . Who when at night will seek his rest. And be snoring in bed when I'm half undrest ? My husband. - Who makes me be an unhappy wife, TZS And is the pester of my lif e 7 My husband. ' - Who sits down to a cup of Btrong tea. And drinks to the health of TJ. 8. Q. 1 ' My husband. . - Humorous. A stinging letter B. : - Ebb long A donkey. - . . .. i A stern duty The rudder's. . : . 4 . A blue jay no more Jay Gould. , s Children of the blind school Lovers. The best frontispiece An honest face. High words Those spoken in a bal loon. , Vested interest Money in the vest pocket. ' ' '' :- People who sell hay do business on a largo scale. . . . , -. -. . The bump of destructiveness A rail- . way collision. What does a man see in the wild wave ? Sea foam. " ' - The acrobats of every household The pitcher and tumbler. . t Leavenworth has a divorce suit styled Jelly vs. Jelly. Family jars did it. A " Western poet " thinks- v- ' - Tis sweet to oonrt ; but oh 1 how bitter, . To court a girl and not to git her. ' Why is a' volume of Shakespeare bound in old calf like the rock of Gibral- At Waterloo, a young man found the kerosene oil in a can frozen solid.'-" - He applied a red hot poker, and' be is anxious to know what has become of the " Mamma," demanded three-year-old Emma, " what are those things ? : Sau sages, dear. "Uoing to eat em.' V " U'n Wit tv ffla TkflAI on?" . . V! Danteii Drew can lose three million dollars' worth of his greenbacks and not feel it. but the loss of five dollars' -worth of his religion would probably bankrupt Danbury News. Foreign. The circulation of. the London . Timet never varies. - - . Seven thousand women belong to the Belgian International. . v s V.'i r..s-?i'H In Manilla the women at cigar-making get seven cents per day. ; , -.. , , ' All the monarchs in Europe will at tend the Vienna Exposition.- - - - There are 50,000 foreigners hunting gold and diamonds in South Aries. j Thb Melbourne . (Australia) Argue yields an income of $200,000 a year. . : Otteen Victoria's signature is beauti fully formed, with each . letter clearly CUt. '--:.'---- " .- I The Chinese claim that Noah's real name was Ah-boo, and that he lived near Pekin. 5 ' - - - ' George Washington's autograph-"is more . in demand in Jt,urope man jsa poleon's. " - , . : France and Germany are not going to , 2. T . I. wtAvu OVA KSCHftv VCMjXX vuuA ""J going in to the beet-sugar tremendously. . Belgium is the most densely popu lated country of Europe, yet some prov inces of India are even more aenseiy populated than Belgium, , , . , , THE iast ""' cotton crop 10 zuuui larger this year than last. In four divi- sions reported tne out-turn is 711,1x4, - while last year it was only &c4,57y. , , The first Bussian newspaper was pubr lished in 1703. : Peter the Great not only took part personally in its editorial columns, but also in correcting proofs. The superintendent of a London work house has been convicted of manslaugh ter for refusing admission to a poor wo man who afterward died 01 negiect.. The agricultural statistics of Ireland for 1872 give the country 540,745 horses, valued at $40 each; 4,057,153 horned cattle, worth about $32 each; 4,262,177 sheep, and 1,386,386 pigs. - The astronomers designated by France, Germany, England, and Bussia to ob serve, in 1874, the transit 01 venas, wiu meet next month in congress at Paris, in order to determine the exact . points - of observation. ' - . Senator Lewis. Harper's Magazine is in error wnen, - in an -article upon fracases in Congress thirty or forty years ago, it alludes to Hon. Dixon H. Lewis as being from Mississippi. He was long in the House of Representatives' from Alabama, and, we believe, he died a United States Senator from that State. He weighed 440 pounds, and was other wise immense in his proportions. - Dur ing the great debate between Daniel Webster and Robert Y. Hayne, in the United States Senate in 1830, he found himself wedged in back of the , .Vioe President's chair, where 'he was nearly suffocated for want of air; the. Senate Chamber being crowded to excess. He slowly made his way to the window and cut a hole in one of the great panes of glass, and thus obtained the desired res piration. In one sense, he was the Cincinnati Enquirer. . Ego-nogg is not an intoxicating bever age. Henry Ward Beecher says so, but admits that he always steps high, as if going up hill, after drinking it.