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.XDiioa and peStbietob. .Ti!I0 DOLLARS per year, in adrane OrrioiBwr BuHding, opposite th Court Home. JU'ajteet, ici ' -. " - P T FIR1 T ' j VoL-;2. XENIA, FRIDAY, MAT 19, 1865. No. 26, i TERMS OF ADVERTISING: One sqnnre, one insertion ' " " " month- . -" ''.ear ... ; Oae-fourth column one vear J2 00 3 00 18 09' 4 oa 70 OO " half - - Sieners of . 100 00 "of Battles alsf tea lintt orle)s uf min- .nan 100 00 pafj4x4i inches. toMWkUrMtak NotueL esand Deaths, free. Notices . a Department ten cent per ins. Business CaFis, fije dollars per year. -PROFESSIONAL. , .. . , , f-m .... . GEO. Y7ATT, M. D., D. D. S. DEN'TAL OFFICE rirst earner east of the onrtlloase. '. KXTR ANCK Firt door ro-th of Main Street OFFi!H HQi&&-tn 8,"ia th -morning, till I, afternoon. . t'Drnio and kcal diseases prescribe! for at t'e OEce, . . ;.G:"L.; Paine, D. D. L., Pentist OSes o south side Main street, over Pattern's Drug Storp. Office hours fr"m 8 A. M. to J.J M.,-nd from 1 P. M. to S F M. Xenia, Ohio. H. B. OATCK. J. A- SEXTOS. tt at rh & Sexton. Attorneys and Counsellors mt Law. Office in Dean's Bcridrag,;.Hurth-west corner of Main and Detroit fctreeu, west oi tne Louri uouse, .eiua, t J 1 I no5 i Ohio. ...... . 1 JOHN G. KYLE, M. D., Physician. and Snrgeoa. 0Sc and residence K. 4 east Second street. Xenia, Ohio. Professionil calls promptly answered. ;;r.. PARTINGTON, Attorney at Law, and au'.hurUed Agent forth Col lection of Pensions, and ail other kinds of Military claims again 'the ' United States. Office over Moore i. Aji4rew"s clothing store, Main street, Xenia, 0. - - iu s:ons. A. H'CLROr. . Simons. & McElroy, Attorneys and Counsellors ot Law, Tarton, Ford county, Illinois.. - We will irive prompt attention to all our profes sional tmsraes: Also, to the payment of taxes, and the purchase and sale of Real Kstulo. We have for sale valuable tracts of lands in this snd adjoinine;0"nHet. OtTiCJi IX C0UKT HOUSE. floll-l' BUB I NESS. v ..' C. Schilling, famrViatORr of Ra Carpet All orders promptly attended to. and all work warranted to give satisfac tion. ' Ca.h paid for carpet rags. Second street, oppostie Ware Housa, Xenia, 0. 21-ly. l ncnoL. JSO. A. BLACK. Nichols & Black, Wholesale and retail dcalars in Furnishing Goods, and Ready Made Clothing. Opposite the Court House, Xenia, Ohio. H-ly. Xhamherlain & Son, Dealers in boots, thoes, hats, caps Ac. Ne. 13 Main streat, JCeii,30i.i 19-ly- -Y. H. Wilson, Tholesale and retnil dealer in Crocenes. Main itret, opposite the Ewihg House, 'Xenia, O. 19- ly. John'Saric,' Uool and shoe store. Work of all kinds put up to ordf.-'Mer.dtv. done. in short notice. All work warranted.1 One door east or Deal's shop, Main .tract, Xenia, 0. 19ly" Isaac "Worden, Livery Stable. Horses, buggies ami carriages I j ' ,ti..!..ti t,tf hani. Oitinibue line run Bine reeulajly tpU trains. JHvUng llou-e suble, Xenia, 0. f i i . 19-ly. J. M. SELLA RS. '.' Sellars.& Cook, House carpenters and jeinera. Ready at all .-mea to do-w in their line, with dupateh, at 'ow rates, aad in good stylo. Snop, westoeoond str t, Xenia, 0. . . ' "ScTTllL'Sr iiiv;iitsto house, pEtioiT'STiiEirr. xEyiA; o: THE ONLY CEXT RALLY-LOCATED HOUSE 21 0 xhe cfrr.1 ' - - "; The patronage of th tnu-eling public is solicitco, and no efforts or expense will be spared to make all cur WP '5 i CRET0RS, no36 Proprietor. ctTFTON "'HOUSE: Corner of Sixth and Elm Street The above House, having been newly furn ' ished.a.ad fitted .up, is now iipaa . for the ac commwlation oMhe traveling public. Guests visiting the citv, either on btiiuess or pleasure, will find the CLIFTON HOUSE plensamtlyiocated, and convenient to the bus iness pa-f the -cityv. ' ' The Proprietors desire, by close al tent ion to business, to merit the patrouage of the pubhcji : '' . Whoa you visit th city, please give us a t j Proprietor. BROADWAY,., HOTEL, . u i U -j ei ;.'' . -' Corner Broadway and Second Street. ,v CINCIXXAIl, OUIO. . E. M. BICK &Co., - Proprietors A.ICKERSnAM, .... , . WITH - GEO. A. DIX0H, FOITETGN AND DOMESTIC No. Hi8 Third St no- v Dayton, O. i TTEilt to thot couih ititi ne, " dclnv i" dun J "-roui." ' Sl 13:i!sm tht will cur l'ATTO' t- , 1 KlTEuHSTIIIGMZEVS TO EVERY BODY ! MARCH 1ST, 1805. YEET LATEST FROM EVERY POINT ! H ABB WARE At uhue oallj low prices at IIOOVEN & SONS. This stock of lliLlH,U, OAUUIil-UI & AUiiiAUr. .HARDWARE! is unriv?!led. Ve kep constantly on hand a large stock of . Eastern Eriglit French Head Springs, Ives celebrated Axels, best brands of Enamel Leather, Drill & Mus ' lin at less than Cincinnati pri ces, a large and well select . ed stock of Saddlery from the best manufacturers, ' .- Childrens' Cabs and - G igs all styles and prices, the three . best styles of Clothes . Wringers in use, Ilayden's celebrated Patented "Water Drawer, D. Simmons' Tatent Bev eled Axe, a large stock of Wfjs tenholm's, WorthSeld & Amer " ican Pocket Cutlery, Splen did Table Cutlery, Rogers' Silver Plated Goods, as complete a stock of HARDWARE as can be found any where. As we buy a'l onr Goods of tho Manufacturers, and at as low prices as Wholesale Houses in Cin cinnati, we are determined o sell as cheap as any house in the country. We always buy the best Goods in the market, as they are cheaper in the end, though they do cost a little more. Call and examine the Gods and prices and eora pare with Dayton or Cincinnati. Deductions made on bills. niarS-uoT2l-y IIOOVEX & SOXS. DR. A. H. BRUNDAGE, LATE SURGEON 32D RtG'T 0. V. I., TVould respectfully announce that he has Permanently Located in Xenia - ' for the practice of Medicine & Surgery ! Office, Over tlie 2a National Bank, OPPOSITE THE COURT-HOUSE. RESIDEN'CE at J. n. Edsell's, Main street. TI1E following Testimonials are respectfully sub milted as reference : HeAOQ CARTERS TlBPARTSEVT ANTJ ARHT Or TH TRS5ES9RE. East Point, Ua.,September 15, '61. J Dr. A. H. Brandage, Surgeon 32d Ohio Infantry, has served move than three years as a Regimental Surgeon, and has been faithful in "the discharge of bis duties in the field, having been on every occa sion of an aotioa. selected as a meuibor of the Op erating Board of bis Division. I heartilv recommend his being eroploved ss Ac ting Staff eiursreri, United States Army, -and if he wisnes it, would like to employ him in the General Hospital for the Armv of the Tennessee. . 'J0n 'M00RE, Medical Director,' Department and Army of the Tennessee. - Head Quarters 4tbDiv., 17th Army Conrs,1 Atlanta, Ga., September 18th, 1S64. J To WHOM IT MAT COSCERX I have the honor to certify that Dr. A. H. Brun- dage, Sure"on of the 32 Regiment Ohio Volunteer Infantry, has served on the Operating Board of this Division during: the present campaign of Gen eral Sherman's Army in Georgia, with eminent success. ., t . : . t Clear in diagnosis, sound iu jndment, and skill ful in operating, he has won the confidence and es teem of this co:nmand, as well as of his profession al brothers. To part with him is a loss that we cannot at present expect to repair. Respectfully, W. S. EDGAR, Surgeon in Chief, janl3-3in 4th Division 17th Army Corps. ARCANA WATCH, An Elegant Novelty la Watches. TiIE cases of this Watch, are an entirely uew inventien, composed of six different raetuts combined, rolled together aud pltmUhed, prudu f)ug uq exact iuitatioa of 18 camtold, called Ar cana, which will always keep its color. They are as beautiful and durable as Bolid gold, and are af forded atone eighth the cost. The case is beauti fully designed, with panel and shield for name, with Patent Push Pin. and enirraTtdin th"'cxafit ptyle of the celebrated Gold Hunting Ljvers and 'are really handnome am! desirable, and so exact an -imitation of gold, as to defy detection. The move ment is manufactured by the well known St- Jimer Watch Company of Europe, and are superbly fin I ished, having engrjiv:edpallets, faicy carrd b:ld ! esT adjusting regulator, with gold balanced, and the improved raby jewelled action with line dial and skeleton hands, and is warranted a goad time keeper. These wutches are of three different sizes, the smallest being for ladies, and are all Hunting cases A cane of six, will be sent by mnu or bx press for $125.00. A single one sent in an elegant Jurocco uaso for $-5.00 ; will readily fwll for three tiaics their coft. We are tho sole agents for this watch ia the United States, aud none are genuine which do not bear our trade mark. Address, PEVAUdH A TO., Import-iih, -' febl0:3m 15 Maindon Lane, A'EW Y0UK. Jf you want to buy A. Cjrooil Cook Stove Cheap for Cash, go to EIGGEtt & FLEMING'S, Detroit St., sign of the nijr foflix r.M. The Xenia Sentinel. SETH W. BROWN, EDITOR. JOHN WALTON'S FARM. "Hada't you better subscribe for it?" " I tell jou no. I haiat got the mon ey to Fpare. And, if I bad, I bamt g6t j the time to waste over newspaper?," said Eben Sawyer, with some empha- j sis. . " But you will gain much inf urmation j from it iu the course of a year, eir," pur-1 sued Juhn Walton. j "I tell you, I don't want it !" "Well what say you, Mr. Grummet shan't I have your name ?" No, sir !" This was spoken so flatly and bluntly that Walton said no more ; but folded up the prospectus of a period ical which he had . with him, and then turned away. Eben Sawyer and Ben Grummet were two old farmers, that is, old at tbe bus iness, though they tad on'y reached the middle age of life, and alter theiryounjr. ueighbor had g me thpy expressed their opinions concerning him. " He'll never make a farmer," said Sawyer with a shake of the head. . " lie spends too much time over them papers and books of his'n. He's a leetle luite above farmin', in my opinion." "Them's my seatiruents responded Grummet. "I tell yon, Eben, the man that thinks to make a livin' on a farm in this section, has got to vcork for it." . At this juncture Sam Bancroft came along. ; lie was another old native of the district. ' "We was just talkin' about Walton," said Sawyer. young " I've jes' come from there," replied Sam. He's been borin' me to sign for a paper; but he couldn't come it." " Ha, ha, so he bored us. He's get tiu' a leetle too high sot for a far mer." -" He's rippiu' his barn floor Hp," said Bancroft. " llippiu' the floor up!" repeated Grummet. " Why Mr. Amsden had tLe whole floor put down new ouly ' three years ago. " The tie up floor, I mean," Bincroft. He's got a carpenter pursued up from thevilluee: and his two hired men are helpin." " Whew ! I guess he'll make far- mer!'' And so they all guessed with a reser vation. In short, there was something highly ridiculous in the thought of a man's thinking to be a farmer and a stu dent at the same time ; and all sorts of jasts were uiscnargea over it. John alton was a young man some five-and-twenty aad though he had been born iu the neighborhood, yet much of his life had been spent in other sections of the cjuntry. His parents both died when he was quite young, and bis father's farm passed iuto the hauds of a Mr. Amsden. But now John had married, and he meant to be a farmer; and his thoughts natu rally turned to tho old homestead. He found Amsden willing to sell, and be bought it paying two tbtmsand ' dollars down, giving a note and mortage for five hundred, which had teen cashed by Mr. Piidon. This farming district was upon a broad ridge of land, which had beeni cleat ei for a great many yearsj'and though they were the handsomest and smoothest t looking farms in town yet they were by no means the best. The summit of the ridge was crowned by a ledge of granite,, and the soil, over the whole broad swell, was more or less wet or cold. This was particular" ly tbe case with John Walton's farm, some portions of it. being wholly unfit for cultivation. There wis one field of over twenty acres one of thii smoothest and prettiest located fielJs in town whjvjh was uever fit for plowing. The soil was so wet and heavy that it couJi pot. be worked to any advantage. It had been mowed year after year, yielding about three-quarters of a ton to the aere, of poor, wild, weedy hay. . Yet there were other sections which were good, aud ' Mr; Ams'len had giined fair crimps while he lived there. . Ben Grumftiet had a curiosity to see what was going ors in' Walton's barn, so he drpppei iu there. He found that the whole of the floor, where the cattle stood, had been torn up, and .that they . were digging wide, ; deep treno'h : tha.. whole length of the tie-up. " What on airth is all this for T' asked Ben. ' Why,' returned Walton", who was busy in superintending the work, and also in wjrking himself, " I am having a place fixed here for making manure. I mean to fill this trench np -with fresh muuk, and thus eave the liquids which has here tofore been lost. I think, by proper management, I can get full double the quantity of manure which others have got on this place.' " Do ye ?'' said Grummet, sarcastic ally. '; ' . ' ire?,' rciumod the young man. ' It is a fact that the liquid manures, could they be saved, would fully equal the solids, both iu bulk and value ; and when com bined with well rotted muck, r and some othejfartic.les which shall take up and re tain all the more volatile parts, 1 feel sure that they will a9ord more fertilizing pow ers and properties than the solid manures can.' You don't say so ? Where d'yo . learn all that?' ' - ' ' " Partly from reading, and partly from observation;" answered John ; smiling at bis good neighbor's open sarcasm. ' 1 don't s'pose it coats anything to do all this?' ' O, yes it will cost considerable be fore I get through.' " 1 Ynas I should rnythf-r cnlkilnte 'twould!' B.n Grummet spoke this' very ! slowly, and with a great deal of penning; i and when be had looked on a fevr min utes longer be went away. ' I swan !' he cried as he met SaWyer shortly afterwards. 'John Walton's a reglar hiflutin. He's jes' about as nigh to beiu' orazy as a man can be !' 'Eh? crazy, Ben?' ' O I don't mean,- railly opset,' like them, folks what has to be sent to the in sane asylum; but he's got. his head full of ail sorU of nonsence. He's- got hLs tie-up floor all torn away, and trench dug there b'g enou;h to hold 'mjre'n twenty cart loads of dirt." "But what in nature's he- goin' to do?''.- . ' i - " Wby he's goin' to save the- liquids, ashecallsem! An' he's goin' to put in some tuiu' to take the the iol-volun- tary parts." ' Yuluntartf Ben?'. , ' It was vol parts? What's them, somethin.' But I don't know. I wouldn't" aslc Mm. Is'posehe just used the outlaudLh word ea's to git me to ask him what it meant an' then he'd show off bis larnin.' But I wa'n't so green.' . ' '' ' I' wonder if he thinks he's a comin' here to lam us old farmers how to work?' said Sawyer, rather indignantly., ' I guess he thinks so,' returned Grum met. 'Then I guess he'll find out his mis take,' added the other. 'Jes' you mark my words" Bm : He'll be flat on his back afore two years is out !' And these were not the only ones who looked for the same thing. . The idea of a man's coming in there with any such new fangled notions was absitd. Their fathers' lathers, had worked oh that same ridge, and they wanted nothing better .than what their honored progenitors had had before them. Autumn came, and after John Walton had mowed over the twenty acre field, getting hardly hay enough to pay for the labor, he set men at work digging deep trenches all over it. He had two dug lengthwise, running, .up -Acd down the slope ; and then he dug quite a number running across these. They were quite deep and broad, and into them he tumbled nearly all the stones that could be found in the fields. ' A pooty expensive way of gettin1 rid o' rocks, remarked Grummet. ' It's a better place for them than the surface, isn't it?' returned Walton' with a smile. ' Mebbe. But what on airth are ye doin' it for?' ' Why I'm going to see if under draining wont improve the land,' t ' L'uler-draii:iii(j What's that?' ' Its simply drawing off tho water from the surface. This land is cold and wet; but if I cau get the water to drain off among these rocks, the sun can warm the surface, and give me a good piece of soil here."1 But. it loiked very foolish to B n Grummet, : He balieved that 'what was the nature of soil-couldn't be altered.' However,the young man made his tranch es tumbled in the rocks filled in on top with the loam ho bad originally - re moved ; and then left it to work for itself a while. A month later he plowed up two acres of it, and he could see that the soil had already changed wonderfully. After this was done he cut his way to the musk swamp, and went to hauling-out the ar ticle, which , he deposited in different places as he deemed proper. ' That's a cur'us contrivance,' said Sam Bancroft. He aud' Ben "Grummet had been at work for Walton at hauling muck. He alluded to a large vat hack of the house, into which ran a spout to th sink. This vat was capable of holding several cart loads of stuff, and was already half full. ' That's a compost vat,' explainei Wal ton, who had overheard the remark. 4 All the slops from the house--the soap sud and such stuff which most people waste, I save by this means, and turn it to good account ; and instead of throwing- away refuse matter, I put it in here, and let it rot and ferment, and make mi nure.' Batwhat's this charcoal dust for?' - ' It answers two purpose?, though by only one office. It takes up the ammonia, and other volatile' matter,- thus holding them for fertilizing agoiits, and at tho same time prevents the disagreeable efflu via which would otherwise arise from such a large fermenting mass.' That ail sounls very pooty,' remarked Ben, after Walton "had left them ; but let me jes' tell you, it don't pay ! He'd bet ter let sieh fandang'es alone if he ever expects to make a livin' at farmin'.' Before the ground froze np Walton threw out most of the muck hack of hi tie-up, which hadbseome welt saturated, and filled the trench up anew. 'n--v The old farmers upon the ridge had set out a great many apple tree3, and uiado a great deal of cider; but the fruit was mostly and of an inferior quality. When spring came Walton went to some of bis neighbors, and asked theul to go with him, and tend for some good coins to en graft upon their apple trees. He explain ed to them just the plan he had formed for his own orchard. He had engaged a. cotr potent man to come an! do tho work of grafting aad while" they were about it. it would be cheaper to ' get grafts enough for the whole neighborhood. ' Iluw much will it cost you?' asked Sawyer. : . ' ' Why,' returned Walton, 'I'm going into miuo pretty thoroughly. Mcrcbard as a very largo one, as yours is ; and, like yours, the trees are mostly thrifty and vigorous or coull he made so, but with very poor fruit. I mean to nuke a thorough thing of it, and shall probably 1 expend a hundred dollars '.is spring." 'What! A hundred uonarsi in your orchard ?' 'Yes. ' Jewhitaker an' broomsticks! When I L'et monev to'clav with I'll try it !' It wui of do use. The old orchards wore just such as their fathers had, aud they were goud enough. So Waltou went at it alone. He ha hi? trees all pruned and dressed, and nearly all of them graft ed to such kind of fruit as : he thought would thrive best. A little while later, and Ben Grummet had occasion to open his eyes. He fouud that John Walton had contrived to have a hundred and forty loads of manure, all of which had been made within the year. However, he finally shek his head, and Eaid, 'Wait.. We'll see if it's good for anything.' Alittle while later and the grass began to spring np on the twenty acre lot as it hid nevtr sprang up before. The two acres, which had been plowed, i harrowed up light and fiue, had bore the best crop of corn that was raised ou the whule ridge ; and all the manure pat upon it was some which had been manufactured. And so the time went . on, -and John Walton, was continually studying how to improve his farm. At the expiration of a few years the new cions had grown large and strong in his apple orchard, and be? gan to bear fruit. lie had taken the best care of his trees, and they were about ready to returu him interest for the la bor. ' Good gracious!' ejaculated Eben Saw yer, as Ben Grammet and' Sam Bancroft came into the house one cool autumn eveuing, and the three filled their mugs with new cider, " have you hear! about John Walton's apples?' 'I knew that a man was up ti look at 'em,' returned Ben ; " but haiut heard no more ?' .''... 'Well I was there, and beerd the whole on't so I know I never would 'ave thought it. An orchard turn out like that !'. ' But how much was it?' 'Why Walton was offered cash right down live hundred and thirty dollars for the apples he's got on hand ; aud he tells me that he sent nearly two hundred dollars' worth of early fruit off a month ago.' It was wonderful more than wonder ful. But they had to believe it. 'And jes' look at that twenty acre field,' said Bincroft. 'Tenjearsago it wouldn't hardly pay f r mowiu. It didn't bear much else but podgura. Now look at it. Think of the corn an', wheat he's raised there ; and this year .he cut .more'n forty tuns of gool hay from . it !' But that ain't half,' interposed Sawyer. 'Look at the stock he keeps; and jes' see what prices he gets for his cows and oxen. We laughed at him when he paid so much for the ne breeds of sheep and cattle he got same years ago ; but jes' look at 'em now. Why, he tells me he's cleared over a thousand dollars this year on his stock.' At this moment Mr. Walton came in. He had grown older, and was somewhat stronger, than when he first settled upon the ridge, and became a farmer; and his neighbors had ceased to question his capacity, and had come to honor and respect him. ' We was just talkiu' about you, Wal ton,' said Sawyer. - ' Ah,' returned John, as he took a seat by the fire. ' I hope you fouud nothing bad to say of me.' ' Not a bit of it. 'We was talkin' about the wonderful improvements you've made on the old place, and of the money you make.' . 'And do you think it wonderful?' ' But ain't it?' Well,' replied Walton, ' I do not know about that ; but I'll tell you what I know. I know there is no class of people in. the world who may study the arts aad sciences to better advantage than farmers ; and yet I am sorry to say, there is no class, occupying the same social position, who read and study less.- Farming is a seieace one of the most deep and intricate and he must be a man of more than prdinary capacity Who can master it all. I have just begun to learn what may be learned in farming. In short, there is no branch of industry in the world which may not be followed to better advantage without a good education. But farmers must , not be afraid of books. They wou't if they are wise, follow every advice which exper imentalists give, but they may study, and reason, and experiment for themselves. So I have done, aud so I mean to do.' ' He's right,' remarked Bon Grummet, after Walton had gone. ' What fools we was that wo didn't go into the grafiiu' op eration.' 'And that uaderdrainin,' added Ban croft.' . 4 And that muck and compost arrange ment,' suggested Sawyer. ' Well,' said Ben, with a serious face ; it i3n't too late now. They say, it's nev er too late to learn ; and I'm sure it hadn't ought to be toi lata to commence to improve after a body had learned.' ' That s so, replied iiibun isawyer. . ' True as a book,1 adaVd Bancroft. 4 And I'm going into it.' ' So' am I.' Andl.' Why Christ Left No Image. Four men, who loved Christ with a love stronger than death, wrote his life, but lett no hint of his height, complexion, fea tures, or any point that coull help the mind to a personal imasje. ' Others wrote long epistles of which he was the Alph and Oaiega ; but his form was as much kept secret as the body of Mose, hidden by the Almighty in,an undiscovered grave. The christian tombs and relies of the first ceuturics sdiow no attempt to make nn im ago of Christ. Too deep a sense of tho diviuo resting upon tho early church to permit any attempt to paint the human as it appeared in him. Iu tho garden of tho military hospital at' Chattanooga, there were grown ono thousand and eighty-eight varieties of flowers last year, aud from these floral beauties nearly six thousand papeTS of seeds were put tip r.ud given to the soldiers to scud home. "Brick" Pomeroy Strikes Peter Oleum. Petroleum I yon are tbe Pete for me ! Else: why? .Mr. Moses smote tho rock, and exceeding much tf the oil treacled forth. And I am ri.h oiUo. To find so much grease, doth well a-grease with me. I skirmished from a g:irrct upon the oil region. Ever since' I became born, my poverty . has been hard Jo be borne! I have suffered I have been bored by cred itors ! My credit was run intotbe ground. People thought me rich meanwhile, and a very meanwhile it was, too 1 They thought I had plenty of money ; so they wanted pay down for what I bought. Not wish ing to humor people, albeit eomathing of a humorist, perhaps, I will not purchase many things. I leased, I bored, I bought it I Veni, vidi, viei ! Oil-i ! Ile-i! Grflase-i ! Oils well thai ends wull ; es pecially if it is an oil well ! I bored and it came. I drilled a hole through a rock, and already have been rewarded with so much of the fuel being prepared for the final conflagration, that I fear the last boil will end iu as .great a fizzle as did the Dutch Gap Canal. . And now I am rich more rich than any man or 'any other, I have lots of money now, when I bave no u-e for iti What a queer world ! Nothing like oil ! Folks say, "Hollo! here's Uonerable Mr. Brick, jut struck a fortune. Peucedfine fellow, Mr. Brick ! ' Three months siace I was plain "Brick ! " It's all owing to Petrolenm. ' And now for a Fplurge. Brown-stone house Fifth Avenue, with brown stone front designed by old Brown himself, on both ends of it. Bed horses with green tails, pink eyebrows,' blue eye', chocolate c doted ears, frizzled m me an 1 m itchless style, ; Yellow wag n with black sides, purple blinds and brown top, a lii clam shell. Ethiopian driver with white kids, solfcrino stockings, magenta hatband, and false teeth on gutta percha base. An! a sixty-four oxstave ethiopiano with broca telle drawers, that modesty may not be shocked by looking at the legs thereof ! And a library devoted to red backs and even "greenbacks?" "Darn the expense," quotbe I ! And I'll bave a park in the woodshed, and a bathing tub fall of oil in Church, and a wild buflalo to steak from and oysters as large a. Lincoln's ma jority, and boots with round toes and square heels, and a seat iu some fashion able church, and new hoop skirts for all my hired girls, and I will employ po ma ny niggers to wait on me, that oil I'll have to do, will be to be happy. Oh Pete! Let me kiss you for your Ma. And I'll lay a bed mornings, and sit up all night, and bore my friends oil day, till they cau't bare l it! Talk about boucst indus try, sawing wood for the dust, opening oysters for the shells, blacking boots mere ly to see your face in them, and being honest forty years waiting some rich man to adopt you ! Played ! Petroleum is the boy. And now I'll live high. Out of my house, vain pomp ! Away from me cold cuts, crackers, cheesej the uiuih boiled, No. 5 mackeral, warmed up soup, and brilliant appetites. "I've struck Pete ! ' Now, when -I go on the street, folks run to the windows and smile. Aud they smile at me un the street. And they ask me to smile in Giaual Cock Tails house. And they all have a kind word. O, Pete ! you're the lloleum for me ! Th'ngs in my limited kingdom isn't as they used to once was ! Farewell, ragged habiliments. Good-bye, hungry stomach! Oil Biver, cold shoulder ! Its oil right, now. Ten years ago Buggins wouldu't speak to me, came I wasn't well Ununciallv speaking. Buggins is'uow as cordial as borse-radish or hot whiskey. And when I would wed lock those rich girl who so sweetly was unto mo, her cruel parents said, "0, poor but honest youth, entice thyself hence ! " And I enticed nobody I Now, those girl, and cruel parients, wish me to call. How are you, bettered circumstances ? It is good to remember oil these things ! And tbe time dwelli ia those fond recollections of mine as how I was not wanted ut fash ionable parties. . Now the doors fly wide, aud ebony angels of shoddy swing the panels for me to enter and revel. O, Pete ! you're oil right, my boy I Money 1 More than would wad a Co lumbian ! Everybody is willing to'trust rue now. I have no need for credit. Itieh lo!ks are deuced glad to see me. They bow very low to me now. They didn't once". Great is Peter Oleum, and boring is its profit! Just t think of it. How I used to once dig .potatoes, oa shares turn griudstoncs for fun milk cows for the buttermilk cotton strings f .r suspend ersboss's old shnedor freeze toes hired man's hat or get t inned -second table or not at all "dirty fiugered type sticker" or poor mechanic go 'afoot or stay be hind f Oil is a dream now. Sure, hila rious days,1 l'orpovertv are over, and shod dy is indeed envious. ; Guess 1 can kiss Matilda Jerusha now, and her dad won't object, for I've struck ile! llockon tailor will have time to make theso raiatmenfs for mo this. week. Think landlord won't Insist upou my mov ing out of his abdoc. Things is working, now. Another vein isopeued! And you don't know how nice it is. If I g on a "bum" folks looks over it now. When I was poor they looked iuto it. I can kick boot blacks, snub poor people, break car windows, throw goblets at waiters, visit questionable places, hurrah for any man I wish to, wink at whose w"'fo I wish to, tie my team to shade trees, etuud on church, cushions with dirty feet, jam people's bats down over their eyes, tell a man he is a liar, spit ou the carpet, get drunk or sober, swear or not as I pit ae, and its oil right, for I've struck Pete 1 Aud I can sit up oil uight, and raise much h ariuo ny. No one objects. Mrs. Stiggins says I am tho nicest man she ever sawed. Mrs. Piggerly says I is the uio;-t delightingest guutleraan she ever knowed. The Stig ginr and Piggerly girls 'say that I "am most exquisitious ! ltR oil on account of Peter Oieuiu, who has lately come to see m. Aud I'm ou it now. Have left my ; , measure fir set of diamonds size of coal bed. Aud i bave ordered silk shirt, satin stockings, moire antique elastics, gold shaving cup. And I U have agukar, hirp, organ, piano, and tinkling cimbal in tbe house, oiled with petroleum while I sleep. 0, Pete, I'm fixed at last .I'll found church or founder a horse. I'll buy a horse-railroad, and run it with petroleum; hire religious editors to puff me into-, Christianity; buy a nomiuation for fat. office, and become as stiff as oil-boiled silk. Go way poverty,'I am wearied of your caresses ! You have a large sdciety ; but I dou'i approiit yeu gn-fh Ymr -fey--laws are right, but against my constitution. Now 1 can give advice, 1 and if will ba heeded. Its uice to "have struck ile -7008 has so many more friends than he ever thought for, and people take such in in- terest in you. I can gon 'change, buy a. few thousand shares on call, sell gold long or short, deal in stocks at buyers option, 1 have a private box at the opera, shako bands with old Mr. Nabob, and sing what tune I please. Young man, bore for oil. 4 Strike Pete, and be happy! Cause tha ' earth to gush into your lap, and beauty will gush oil over thee. Strike oil and be great. -. '.'. - ' 1 The question ones was, who inflicted a , blow uuder the rurieular of William Patterson.- Farewell, PatT The interrogation now is:- "Who struck -Pete ?." I'm ' struck him, and once mjre am happy. If. society wants to come forward and shake 4 a new brother'? hand, 'soefety can do so now. If young ladies of fashion wish to caress uie sweety once ere I die, they will please step .forward aud not tumple toy clothes ! If any seeker after notoriety , wishes .to kiss me for the Sauitary, they. can now do it, and oCe of my niggers shall hold tbe stakes. I've struck Pete, and the '' result is, much gorgeousness of apparel many good things heretofore known to me , only by observation. . ., I would not he a poor man , I -would not if I could, , ' But I need noffret about Itr ' :!'' ' For I could not if I would ;.' 1 " while the earth divulges its hidden secreti 1 into my lap at the rate of three hundred .; barrels. Its oil right now. Once I was merely a bore. Now I 'am a successful borer, and my troubles hate been drown ' ed in oil by the genius of success Peter' Oleum. . 1 Oilways thine, .. . "BRICK" POMEROY. An Evening with the Assassin Booth. As any information regarding the ac- 1 tion3 and conversations of the murderer of President Lincoln, duriDg tba last few - montfts of his career, must be of special in-. ., terest to the public, I have thought proper , to furnish you with a few reminscences of. " an evening I spent in his company some ' few months ago.- Since the occurrence of the tragic eveat I bave foreborne anylla- sion to tho facts here stated, either in pub lic or coiiS lential'y, though the announce ment of the murder, associated with tha Dame of Booth, recurred to mind as fresh ' ' as a recollection of yesterday ; but now that the mi-guided and wretched man has - ? met his doom, a statement of the circum- . stances can affect nothing nor misdirect the pursuit of justice. . , ' ' r .. Ou an evening during last fall, I believe : ' in the early part of October, I was intro duced to J. Wilkes Booth at the St. Law--;'? rence Hall in Montreal, andiodulged in ft . t friendly contest at billiards with him in , the saloon of that establishment, which was continued to a late hour in the evening. 'r 1 My opponent seemed to bave been iadnl- -1 ging freely in stimulants, not appearing to- -'t be intoxicated at all, but I remember that tho wandering character of his conversa tion, and tbe wild ideas that he expressed, .,' struck me at the time as indicating rather ' immoderate dissipation, and slight men- tal derangement or excitemeLi. - In the : course of the recreation a peculiar "run" drew forth a remark" touching my' partial ity for the "pockets," and thereupon ft" sudden thought seemed to flash upon his ' '. mind, and raising his cue, he oontinued in : a manner somewhat excited : ' Do you know I have got the sharpest play laid out ever done in America? I can bag tho biggest game this side of '; just remember my address ; you'll hear of a double carom one of these daya." ' ' I paid little regard to his remarks at . - -. the time, supposing them to proceed from., the ordinary fallacy of a person in his con- , ditiori. In the course of the evening somo allusion-occurred to the-Presidential can " vass then progressing in the United States. ... ' Booth seemed to be inspired with great , feeling on the rccasion, and among other -observations', said, "It made damned little difference, head or tail Abe's contract 1 was nearly up, aud, whether re-elected Or " Dot, be would get his goose cooked." At.' one time my opponent, in a jocular turn, - clapped mn familiarly upon the shoulder, with' this remark : 4'Bj--', Hike your Canadian style,...!, must pest myself i.A.T Canuck airs ; for some of "us devils may have to settle there yet."- These remarks formed but ft small por-" tlon of the conversation of the evening; ' -but I recall them particularly as probably indicating designs then entertained by Booth, and the same which in their exe cution has to recently startled the' world. ' My impressions of Booth were that be wis a youug man of means, given to a gay, rollicking life, and that his nature was not calculated to distinguish him beyond tbe sphere of a fashionable blade in society. ' Tbe photographs commonly circulated at preseut are evidently very correct, as they Borve to re-place his appearance oa that evening very vividly iu my mind. We parled at the hotel at the conclusion of our recreation, and I did not meet him af terwards ; but I wtll remember his'address, ' as bo suggested, and believe that now I can comprehend.- the character of the 'double carom"' contemplated by my , . , riendly opponent on that eveniiig, render d niernoriable in my experience at bil iards. Corri'sp'.'udeiKe Hamilton (Ciin" ada TiuKs.