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EVENING
sound, so variable in tone at eve.
Swell through the liquid air from fold and field,
And what, a moment gone, I could believe
Wore children’s shouts, to woodland echoes yield.
Ihc sun’s last rays die on the gleaming pane-
A glorious death; and all the rosy air
Is deadened to a marble hue again,
With veins and arteries showing blue and bare.
Anon soft shades of twilight steal around.
Usurping all the spheres of lingering day;
And sense of sight and motion of sweet sound
Fail, as the night pursues its wonted way ;
While memory, which no darkness can efface,
Slips in between, and thus supplies their place.
SURRATT’S CONFESSION.
Rrvtlatlnna of th Plot to Atxlnct Pres
ident Lincoln—A Rebel Roush Rider
Kirst Acquaintance With John
Wilkes Booth—The Ramifications of
the Plot—The Flight to Canada.
John H, Surratt, one of the alleged
conspirators in the plot which resulted
in the assassination of Pi’esident Lin-:
coin, made what he claims is a full con
fcssion or statement, on the night of
the 6th, in the shape of a lecture deliv
ered in the Court-house at Rockville,
Maryland, a little town sixteen miles
from Washington. After some prelim
inary' remarks as to his experiences in
court rooms and the cause of hie ap
peariug in the lecture field, which he
was frank enough to say was want of
friends, he said:
At the breaking out of the war I was
a student at St. Charles College, in
Maryland, but did not remain long
there after that important event. I left!
in July, 1861, aud, returning home,
commenced to take an active part in the
stirring events of that period. I was
more than 18 years of age, and was
mostly engaged in sending information
regarding the movements of the United
States army stationed in Washington
and elsewhere, and carrying dispatches
to the Confederate boats on the Poto
mac. We had a regular established
line from Washington to the Potomac,
and I being the only unmarried man on
the route had most of the hard riding
to do. (Laughter). I devised
various ways to carry the de
spatches. Sometimes in the heel of my
boots; sometimes between the planks
of the buggy'. I confess that never in
my life did I come across a more stupid
set of detectives than those generally
employed by the United States Gov
ernment. They seemed to have no idea
how to search men. In 1864 my family
left Maryland and moved to Washing
ton, where I took a more active part in
the stirring events of the period. It
seemed as if 1 could not do too much
oi run too great a risk. In the fall of
1864 I was introduced to John Wilkes
Booth, who, I was given to understand,
wished to know something about the
main avenues leading from Washington
to the Potomac. We met several times,
but as he seemed to be very reticent
with regard to his purposes, and
very anxious to get all the information
out of me he could. I refused to tell
him anything at all. At last I said to
him, “ It is useless for you, Mr. Booth,
to seek any information from me until
1 know who yon are and what are your
intentions.” He hesitated some time,
but finally said he would make known
his views to me provided I would prom
ise secrecy. I replied: “I will do noth
ing of the kind. You know well lam
a Southern man. If you cannot trust
me we will separate.” He then said:
“I will confide ray plans to you, but
before doing so J will make known 3
you the motives that actuate me. In
the Northern prisons are many thou-!
sands of our men whom the IT. 8. govern
ment refuse to exchange. Yon know as
well as I the efforts that have been made
to bring about that ranch desired 1
exchange. Aside from the great suffer-!
ing they are compelled to undergo, we
are sadly in want of them as soldiers.
We cannot spare one man, whereas the
United States government is willing to
let their own soldiers remain in our
prisons because she has no need of the
men. I have a proposition to submit
to you, which, I think, if we can carry
out, will bring about the desired ex
change.” There was a long and omi
nous silence, which I at last was com
pelled to break by asking, “Well, sir,
what is your proposition ?” He sat
quiet for an instant, and then, before
answering me, arose and looked
under the bed, into the ward
robe, in the doorway and the
passage, and then said: “We will
have to be careful, walls have ears.”—
He then drew his chair close to me,and
in a whisper said: “It is to kidnap
President Lincoln, and carry him off to
Richmond."’ “Kidnap President Lin-1
coin!” I said. I confess that I stood
aghast at the proposition, and looked
upon it as a foolhardy undertaking; to
think of successfully seizing Mr. Lin
coln in the capital of the United States,
surrounded by thousands of his sold
iers, and carrying him off to Richmond,
looked to me like a foolish idea. I told
him as much. He went on to tell with
what facility he could be seized in va
rious places in and about Washington.
As, for example, in Ins various
rides to and from the Soldiers' Home,
his summer residence. He entered in
to minute details of the proposed cap
ture, and even the various parts to be
performed by the actors in the perform
ance. £ was amazed, thunderstruck,
and in fact I might also say frightened,
at the unparalleled audacity of the
scheme. After two days’ reflection I
told him T was willing to try it. I be
hoved it practicable at that time, though
I now regard it as a foolhardy under
taking.
I hope you will not blame me for go
ing thus far. I honestly thought an
exchange of prisoners could be brought l
about- could we have once obtained pos
session of Mr. Lincoln’s person. Anil
now reverse the case. Where is there
a young man in the North with one
spark of patriotism in his heart who
would not have with enthusiastic ardor
joined in any undertaking for the cap
ture of Jefferson Davis and brought
him to Washington. There is not one
who would not have done so. And so
I was led on by a sincere desire to as
sist the South in gaining her independ
ence. I had no hesitation in taking part
in anything honorable that might tend
towards the accomplishment of that ob
ject. (Tremendous applause.) Such a
thing as the assassination of Mr. Lin
coln I never heard spoken of by any oi
the party. Never. (Sensation.) Upon
one occasion, I remember, we had call
ed a meeting in Washington for the
purpose of discussing matters in gene
ral, as we had understood that the gov
ernment had received information that
there was a plot of some kind on hand.
They had even commenced to build a
stockade and gates on the navy yard
bridge—gates opening towards the
South, as though they expected danger
from v >hh\ and not from without. At
this meeting I explained the construc
tion of the gates, and stated that I was
confident the government had wind of
our movement, and that the best thing
we could do would be to throw up the
whole project. Every one seemed to
coincide in my opinion except Booth,
"•bo sat silent and abstracted. Arising
1 bis fist upon
then arose, one saying, “If I under
stand you to intimate anything more
than the capture of Mr. Lincoln, I for
one will bid you good-bye.” Everyone
expressed the same opinion. We all
arose and commenced putting our hats
on. Booth perceiving probably, that
he had gone too far, asked pardon,
saying that he had drank too
much champagne. After some dif
ficulty everything was amicably ar
ranged, and we separated at 5 o’clock
in the morning. Days, weeks, and
months passed by without an opportu
nity presenting itself for us to attempt
the’capture. We seldom saw one an
other, owing to the many rumors afloat
that a conspiracy of some kind was be
ing concocted in Washington. We
had all arrangements perfected in
Washington for the purpose. Boats
were in readiness to carry us across the
river. One day we received informa
tion that the President would visit the
Seventh Street Hospital for the pur-
pose of being present at an entertain
ment to be given for the benefit of
the wounded soldiers. The report reach
ed us about thxee-quarters of an hour
before the time appointed, but so per
fect was our communication that we
were instantly in our saddles on the
way to the hospital. This was between
one and two oxlock in the afternoon.
It was our intention to seize the car
riage, which was drawn by a splendid
pair of horses, and to have one of our
men mount the box and drive direct for
Southern Maryland, via Benning’s
bridge. We felt confident that all the
cavalry’ in that city could never over
haul us. We were all mounted on
swift horses, besides having a thorough
knowledge of the country, it being de
termined to abandon the carriage after
passing the city limits. Upon the
suddenness of the blow and the celerity
: of our movements we depended for suc
cess. By the time the alarm could have
j been given and horses saddled we
would have been on our way through
Southern Maryland towards the Poto
mac River. To our great disappoint
ment, however, the President was not
; there, but one of the government offi
cials, Mr. Chase. It was our last at
tempt. We soon after this became con
vinced that we could not remain much
longer undiscovered, and that we must
| abandon our enterprise. Accordingly,
a separation finally took place, and I
never after saw any of the party, except
one, and that was when I was on my
way from Richmond to Canada on
business of quite a different nature.
Surratt then detailed a trip to Rich
mond to carry despatches and return
with some to Canada, and declares that
the Confederate Government knew noth- |
ing of their plot of abduction. He then ;
says; I left Richmond on Saturday |
morning before the evacuation of that j
place, and reached Washington the fol- i
lowing Monday at 4 o’clock, p. m., !
April 3d, 1865. In passing up Seventh
street I met one of our party, who in- i
quired what had become of Booth. I
told him where I had been ; that I was
then on my way to Canada, and that I
had not seen or heard of Booth since \
our separation. In view of the fact
that Richmond had fallen, and that all
hopes of the abduction of the Presi
dent had been given up, I advised him ■
to go home and go to work. That was |
the last time I saw any of the party. I,
went to a hotel and stopped over that
night, as a detective had been to my
house inquiring of the servant my j
whereabouts. In the early train next j
morning (Tuesday, April 4, 1865,) I left |
for New York, and that was the last |
time I ever was in Washington until
brought there by the United States I
Government a captive in irons, ail re-'
ports to the contrary notwithstanding, i
The United States as you remember 1
tried to prove my presence in Washing
ton on the 15th of April, the day
on which Mr. Lincoln met his death.
Upon arriving in New York, I called
at Booth’s house and was told by the
serviuit that he had left that morn
ing suddenly on the ground of going to
Boston to fulfil an engagement at the
theatre. In the evening of the same
day I took the cars for Montreal, arriv
ing there the next day. I put up at
the St. Lawrence Hotel, registering
myself as John Harrison, such being
my first two names. Shortly after
wards I saw General Edward G. Lee,
to whom the dispatches were directed,
and delivered them to him. Those dis
patches we tried to introduce as evi
dence on my trial, but his honor, Judge
Fisher, ruled them out, despite of the
fact that the government had tried to
prove that they had relation to the con
spiracy to kill Mr. Lincoln. They were
i only accounts of some money transac
tions, nothing more or less.
A week or so after my arrival there |
General Lee came to my room and told |
me he had a plan on foot to release the I
Confederate prisoners then in Elmira, |
N. Y. He said he had sent many par-1
ties there, but they always got fright- :
cued, and only half executed their or- j
ders. He asked me if I would go there,
take a sketch of the prison, and find
out the number of prisoners; also mi
nor details in regard to the number of
soldiers on guard, cannon, small arms,
&c. I readily accepted these new la
bors, owing to the fact that I could not
return to Washington for fear of detec
fives. The news of the evacuation of
Richmond did not seem to disturb the
General much in his plan, as he doubt
less thought then that the Confederacy
wanted men more than ever, no one
dreaming that it was virtually at an end.
Surratt then details his trip to El
mira, whore, at a hotel, he first heard
of the assassination of Lincoln and
Seward, and was so astounded that he
thought it a joke for some time. He
adds that the telegram of the news
then mentiond no names, and says;
I approached the telegraph office
in the main hall of the hotel for the
purpose of ascertaining if J. Wilkes
Booth was in New York. I picked up a
blank and wrote, ‘J. Wilkes Booth,’
giving the number of the house. I hes
itated a moment and then tore the pa
per up, and then wrote one, ‘J. W. 8.,’
with directions, which I was led to do
from the fact that during our whole con
nection we rarely wrote and telegraphed
under our proper names, but always in
such a manner that no one could under
stand but ourselves. One way of Booth's
was to send letters to me under cover of
my quondam' friend, Louis J. Weich
man. Doubtless you all know who
Louis J. Weichman is. They were sent
to him because he knew of the plot to
abduct President Lincoln. I proclaim
it here and before the world that Louis
J. Weichman was a party to the plan to
abduct President Lincoln. He had
been told all about it, and was constant
ly importuning me to let him become
an active member. I refused, for the sim
ple reason that I told him he could neither
ride a horse nor shoot a pistol; which
was a fact. (Laughter.) These were
two necessary accomplishments for us.
My refusal nettled him some. So he
went oil, as it afterwards appeared by
his testimony, and toid some govern
ment clerk that he had a vague idea
that there was a plan of some kind in
3 "bduct President Lincoln.
A could
asked me if I thought he could be
trusted. Said I, certainly he can;
Weichman is a Southern man;
and I always believed it until I had
good reason to believe otherwise, because
he had furnished information for the
Confederate government, besides al
lowing me access to the government j
records after ofik e hours. I have very
little to say of Louis J. Weichman.
But Ido pronounce him a base-born
perjurer, a murderer of the meanest
hue. Give me a man who can strike
his victim dead, but save me from a
man who, through perjury, will cause
the death of an inne
Double murderer! Hell
worse fiend than a cha
kind. (Applause.) Away
character. I leave him in
famy which he has dug for himself,
prey to the lights of his guilty con
science. (Applause.) I telegraphed
Booth thus;
J. W. 8., in New York: If you are in
New York, telegraph me. John Harri
son, Elmira, New York.
The operator, after looking over it,
said, “Is it J. W. 8.,” to which I re
plied “Yes.” He evidently wanted the
whole name, and had scarcely finished
telegraphing when a door right near
the office, and opening on the street,
was pushed open, aud I heard some
one say, “Yes, there are three or four
brothers of them, John, Junius Brutus,
Edwin, and J. Wilkes Booth.” The
whole truth flashed ou me iu an in
stant, and I said to myself, “My God,
what have I done ?” The dispatch was
still lying before me, aud I reached
over and took it up, for the purpose of
destroydug it, but the operator stretch
ed forth his hand, and said, “AVe must
file all telegrams.” My first impulse
was to tear it up, but I pitched it back
and walked off. The town was in the
greatest uproar. Flags at half-mast,
bells tolling, &c. Still I did not think
that I was’in danger, and determined to
go immediately' to Baltimore to find out
the particulars of the tragedy.
Surratt then details the way the ovi
; deuce of the hotel registers with his
: name on to prove an alibi, were spirited
| away and says that instead of going to
Baltimore he went to Canandaigua. On
Monday, when I was leaving Canandai
| gua, I bought some New York papers;
; in looking over them my eye lit ou the
following paragraph which I have never
■ forgotten and don’t think I ever will.
It runs thus;
“The assassin of Secretary Seward is 1
oaid to be John H. Surratt, a notorious
secessionist of Southern Maryland.
His name, with that of J. Wilkes Booth,
will forever lead the infamous roll of
assassins.”
I could not believe my senses. I
gazed upon my name, the letters of
which seemed sometimes to grow as
large as mountains and then to dwindle
away to nothing. So much for my
former connection with him, I thought.
After fully realizing the state of the
case, 1 concluded to change my course
and go direct to Canada. I left Cana
da on Monday, at 12 m., going to Al
bany, arriving there on Tuesday morn
ing in time for breakfast. When I
stepped on the platform at the depot at
St. Albans I noticed that one
of the detectives scanned every'
one, head and foot, myself as
well as the rest. Before leaving
Montreal for Elmira I provided myself
with an Oxford-cut jacket, and a round
top hat peculiar to Canada at that time.
I knew my trip to Elmira would be a
dangerous one, and I wished to pass
myself off as a Canadian, and I suc
ceeded in so doing, as was proved by
witnesses in Elmira. T believe that cos
tume guarded me safely through St.
Albans. I went in with otlitrs
moved around, with the detectives
standing there most of the time looking
at us. Of course I was obliged to
talk as loud as anybody about the trag
edv-
The remainder of his statement is oc
cupied with details of his efforts to help
this mother and of hs hidings in Can
ada.
Ancient Idols.
Chester III.) Correspondence of Boston Advertiser,
One morning last week a young fel
low rode into this town on horseback,
having just crossed the river from Mis
souri. He had, carefully wrapped up
in his handkerchief, a curious relic,
dug up the day previous in Perry coun
ty, Mo. He stopped on the hill to rest
his horse, and the inquisitive crowd
that gathered around soon drew his
story from him, while the relic passed
from hand to hand. It seems that
when, after the rebellion, the farmers in
Southern Missouri once more worked
with security and on an an enlarged
scale, the heavy team that passed over
the road near the line of bluffs, a few
miles from the Mississippi, in Perry
county, Mo., unearthed some human
bonss and an odd looking bottle of
clay. There is living in Chester an old
gentleman, James M. Christian, famil
iarly called “ Uncle Jimmy,” who has
for vears devoted all spare hours to the
study of archaeology. His researches
in this neighborhood have enabled him
to present many rare specimens of ab
original and other curiosities to the so
cieties of this State, and to collectors in
the east. The first relic of value was
that found by the young man above
mentioned. It is apparently an idol,
or decanter-shaped, like an idol, repre
senting the figure of a man in a sitting
posture, his hands crossed upon his
breast. It is made of a dark-colored
clay, very hard, and shows no
signs of decay. There is a hole in
the back of the neck, and the i
hollow It is about one foot high, and
seven or eight inches in diameter. The
same evening the rest of the party, ex
cepting Christian, returned with a num
ber of curiosities, including one idol
i of larger proportions than the former,
with the hands resting on the knees.
They had, besides, bottles, kettles, pots
and a sauce-pan, with a handle hollow
-led at the extremity and filled with pel
lets. The larger bottles were shaped
like modern decanters. All were well
executed in clay, and showed no signs
jof age. Considerable excitement was
raised in the town on this discoveries.
Insect Depredations.— lf I were to
estimate the average loss per annum of
the farmers of this country from insects
at $100,000,000, I should doubtless be
far below the mark. The loss of fruit
alone by the devastation of insects,
within a radius of fifty miles from this
city, must amount in value to millions.
In my neighborhood the peach once
flourished, but flourishes no more, and
cherries have been all but annihilated.
Apples were, till lately, our most prof
itable and perhaps our most important
product; but the worms take half our
average crop and- adly damage what
they do not utterly destroy. Plums
we have ceased to grow or expect: even
the currant has at Lust its fruit-destroy
ing worm. We must fight our paltry
adversaries more efficiently or allow
them to drive us wholly fr >m the field.
—Horace (rrcefey.
A Youths’ Publication. — For
nearly half a century the Youths' Companion,
* has been published. It was start
’ ~ of the brightest
FARM, HOUSEHOLD.
Jtrjr.
In a 1 e Rural New
Yorker, fie on “Mark
eting P Inking it not
quite d< o instruct the
young 1 the liberty of
offering 3 in addition.
The 1 filling is pre
ferable, : the bird is to
be left tot necessary,
neither but when the
head is n should al
ways be aimp and tied,
’he mo le the bird is
'arm is king,” and is
he favc easing poultry
or the ret. There is
ne obp ../item, that it
does not improve the appearance, al
though it doefs the flavor; and while
cooking it will “plump up” and come
out of the oven looking much finer thau
when it went in. In addition, it will
keep much longer than when dressed
by the other mode.
Another plan is, after the bird is
picked, as above described, plunge it
in a kettle of very hot water, holding it
there only long enough to cause the
bird to “ plump, ” then haug it up,
turkeys and chickens by the feet, and
geese and ducks by the head, until
thoroughly cooled. This scalding
makes the look bright and clear,
and to appear much fatter than it
would if picxed dry. This is the usual
mode of dressing for the New York
markets. I
All should be thoroughly
cooled before packing. Then provide
boxes, for they are preferable to bar
rels; place a layer of rye straw that has
been thoroughly cleaned from dust, on
the bottoni; commence packing by
placing the lead of the fowl against the
eud of the bix, the bird lying on its
breast, with -die legs extended behind
it; the last one of the layer must be re
versed, the feet passing under each
other, so that the heads are against the
other end of the box. This gives a uni
formity of appearance, and a firmness
in packing, that will prevent moving
during transportation. Over this layer,
place straw enough to prevent one layer
from coming in contact with the other;
then add other layers, packed in the
same manner, until the box is filled.
Caro should be taken to have the box
tilled full, in order to prevent any dis
arrangement of the contents; for should
it become misplaced, the skin may be
come so badly disfigured as to cause a
depreciation of the value to the owner.
To those having extra tine poultry to
send to market, I would recommend to
put paper over each layer before plac
ing the straw on it; this prevents the
dust settling on it, and adds much to
its appearame
The box should have the initials of
the consignor, the number and variety |
of the contents, as well as the name of |
the consignee marked on it. The ne
cessity for marking the number and j
variety of contents is, that in case the ■
box is broken open, and any portion of
the contents missing before delivery to
the consignee, they will be enabled to
make a correct bill for the missing
poultry. Another advantage is, that
the consignee knows by a glance at the
box whether it contains the desired va
riety he wishes; if not, he need not
open it, and the contents will not re
ceive a needless handling; for some
parties prefer a mixed box, while oth
ers do not, and all dealers prefer sell
ing the entire contents of the box to
one person, as it avoids error in weigh
ing and keeping the accounts.
To those wishing to market capons, I
, would say, they should be clry picaea,
—:*i. ii„.' iitrs on around the head
; and the tip of the wings; also the tail
feathers left in; the small or pin feath
ers should all be removed.
Send geese for Christmas, as they are
more in demand at that time, and will
bring more money than any o.‘her, as all
Irishmen and many Germans dunk it is
not Christmas without a goose for din
ner. Send all large turkeys before New
Year's, as they are wanted to adorn the
New Year’s table: and they depreciate
immediately after that day in price.
Small turkeys are then in better de
mand, while chickens and ducks can be
sent any time after they arc fattened,
and never until then.
Persons living at a distance from this
city and desiring to send their poultry
to market for any particular occasion,
should allow at least two days longer
for its transportation than usual, so
that it will not miss the market for
that occasion ; for the dealer had bet
ter receive it a day or two sooner than
one hour too late. Nowand Then.
New York, Oct., 1870.
Rice in Louisiana. —Three varieties
of rice have long been raised in the
State of Louisiana. The common
white creole rice, which is probably the
same kind introduced in 1718 by the
Company of the West; the Gold Seed
nee planted in the parish of Plaque
mines for the first time about the year
1867, and the White Bearded rice,
which was brought from South Carolina
in 1866 or 1867. The Gold Seed has
been cultivated in the Palmetto State
since the revolution. Last year, two or
three enterprising planters sent to Hon
duras for another variety of rice, which
promises to be far superior in quality
to the best Carolina. About one hun
dred acres of Egyptian and three hun
dred of Honduras seed are under culti
vation this season. This year anew
variety from Egypt has been intro
duced.
Walts on Horses.— A Subscriber,
Horseheads, N. Y., has a two-year old
colt that has a spot on his nose, about
the size of a tea-cup, covered with
warts. They began to appear in the
spring—first one very small wart, then
another close by, and so on, until there
is now one large, solid wart, and many
small ones all over his nose. He asks
the Rural New Yorker readers to ex
plain the cause of and furnish a cure.
A remedy, which we have tried suc
cessfully* is: Trim the wart with a
sharp knife until it bleeds, and apply a
few drops of nitric or sulphuric acid.
We have taken warts off' in this way,
but never from an animal’s nose; in
deed, we never saw a wart on that
feature.
Toothache in' Dumb Animals.—lt
must be dreadful when poor dumb ani
mals suffer from toothache. Every one
has read how poor Chunce, the eleph
ant at the old Exeter Change, in Eng
land, went mad from it; audit is popu
larly supposed that it is often a cause
of madness in dogs, and I really think
it very probable, fixe poor bmtes
seek the svmpathy and aid of their mas
ters : fur I have known a poor old cat
come moaning time after time, until it
drew attention to its teeth. A surgeon
who was visiting at the house first sug
gested the cause of the animal s 'dis
comfort—and one person, more skilled
than the others, possibly, in the man
agement of our dumb companions, drew
a tooth which was rather loose, and at
once relieved the poor creature. Good
Health.
The betting man of the French Re
public—Gam-betta.
“The Heathen ( nee.”
As the elder Weller o t patheticaly
remarked “Here’s a go The whoe
land has been agitated the Chine*
question. Gas lights h ; burned blue
at the harrowing horro described to
the faithful by Democi ic politiciai $ j
as about to overwhelm > ( fair short s
in the shape of a Chines limmigrutiou.
The great Anglo-Saxon jltic-Teuton c
race was to be utterly ver-slaughetl;
and, as for Bide j her do
mestic hopes were to be Arrowed down
to marriage with Johi Chinaman or
starvation. Yet, those Statics of tie
Hub heedless of the rest t the universe,
did undertake to call and rn the wrath
of the gods, and to imp< i the heathtn
for household service. Kow for tie
startling result—the kiiuese wont
come! Mr. Palmer, ththeutlemanwlo
some time ago advertise his willing
ness to supply Chinese labor, stabs
this astonishing fact cvdjhis own sig
nature. He says, morsver, that tie
Chinese continue to reg|-d us as out
side barbarians—“ai fo regard tie
Mooris of New Zealaid,’ among when
we should not dean to settle n
less numbers than “oloiies of fifty r
more. In vain he represented the luc
uries of Boston tisli-llls in privae
families; in vain ho ofered an extu,
ration of pork with tie lalmy beau; n
vain he appealed to personal friends! p
with “Ah Young, a coarespoudent jf
mine,” or pressed pec miary consider
tions upon Mr, Koopnunshap. “Tie
Chinese, one and all, refuse to go on ”
Granting these astonishing premists,
there seems to be nothing fur it but to
give in adhesian to Mr. Palmer’s view,
when he remarks, “I have always re
garded the Chinese discussion as pre
mature.” This nightmare over, there
is a chance to breathe again.
The only profession for which there
is not a great sui
the ministry. 1
laying of the C(
lege Church, at A
Cushing gave soi
ative statistics co
land colleges, fr
that during half j
tion of preachers
about one-half,
alumni of the last
allow time for tho
entered the minis! rco in
decades the figure us 50
years of the eight Eng
land founded by .lists,
viz.: Amherst, B outh,
Harvard, Middlel y of
Vermont, Willi an From
1815 to 1865 thes. lahed
16,240 graduates, iters,
or about 25 per cei ie 50
years into decade on of
graduates who be de
creases from 35 pe cond
decade, to 18 per c one.
Amherst has funds pro
portion of ministe; and
Harvard the least,
An Iron Bailroa ntly
been invented wh; , is
actually cheaper th ’Oss-1
ties now in use. T it is I
stated, cost about and |
must be replaced t -our ,
yesrs, while the ii $3, i
when protected fr< y a j
coating of coal tar, >ut.
The most useful poi ion
is the method of o A
half chair is cast oi the |
other half, compose' on, |
is held in place by t ey. j
The rail rests upor ion j
four inches thick j
length, which is 1
lining lam cap
thick. It is claime
\ cuslmms will keep t
from being beaten
preventing concusah ing
stock and allow t ide
smoothly and rapid!
The systematic r< ial
business in the Depo sh
iugtou—which so oft ul
miratiou and amazen ?rs
—was finely illustra iv,
in the disposition of gi
neer Kellogg, of the fii
cer, it will be recolle> in
an affray at Key Wes io
vember. His funera iy,
and, a week later, on )e
-partment, with delit on
for the circumstances le
ceased was thus p Ia
general order “relies ?i
-neer Kellogg from on
board the gunboat or
the issue of this time Id
probably have been n .'t
martial the dead man h
out leave.
The Chinese in Be >r
sey, are rapidly winni to
public favor. They a u
siness, molest no one, ry
respect model work of
them attend divine y,
and a few evenings sin m
were present at a lecti ie
subject of ChinSse
discussed. It is not
now that Captain Har
has proved a success,
be introduced into ->t
in New Jersey, for win x
liarly fitted.
The jute-bug being and I
in the business of eati ff
Eastern chignon-wea’' >- j
ber jewelry ” next com b,
and proceeds to remt n
the ears of New Hamps
severence in wearing o ,t
material gives to the >f
the unhappy girls tht >f
sections of diseased 1 ,t
energetic efforts have t o ,
make this peculiarity h
the fashionable work'
elry ” is therefore fa • !.
The attention of l
ed to the advertiserm [-
umn of the Grand ( e
given by the Milw:
The prizes are all J
prize being $3,000. ,f
tickets need have i e
honesty of the schexr e
endorsement of sor t
mercantile houses am t
men of Milwaukee.
to invest must “ hurr e
of tickets in Milwauk s
very large.
No. 28. —Nervr
its gloomy attendants, lov
involuntary emissions, loe I
torrhcea, loss of power, f
memory and threatened L H
cility, find a sovereign i B
Homeopathic Specific No.
posed of the most valnabl
Curatives, they strike at oi e
matter, tone up the ays
charges, and impart vigor j
vitality to the entire man i
tl ausands of cases. Pric ,f
five boxes and a large vial 8
very important in obsiinat
per single box. Bold by al lt
ny mail on receipt of pr
phrey’s Specific Homeopatl 2
Broadway, New York. _
Burnhams & Van Schaack, |
Chicago, Iff; Jenks and j'
Minn.; Brown. Webber &
Mo.; Farraud, Sheley & Cos
CHICAGO CORK SPONGEM K.
Thanksgiving—Wom Suffragi' Ma<-
Association Opposition I.ecturess
Railroads—Chicago A Northwestern
Railway—dumber of Trains—Earn
ings, Gross and Net—Newspapers—x no
Chicago Tribune—Fir* at the Metro
politan—Trade—The AWathcr—Amuse
ments.
Chicago, Nov. 28. 1870.— Thanksgiving passed
off verv quietly. There were the usual rehg- j
ions services in the various ekurches with the
usual meagre attendance, though the day was
tine, and the inducements to thanksgiving
abundant. A few military companies paraded,
but excited little attention save from the juven
iles and a few grown-up children. The crop el
turkeys and other Thanksgiving fowls were
plenty, anil the day was faithfully celebrated at
the dinner table. There was very little drink
ing or carousing, and the deportment of the
city was quiet and orderly.
THE STATE WOMAN SVFTKAOE ASSOCIATION
of Illinois, had a meeting at Farwell Hall, and
after some discussion resolved to become auxil
iary to the Northwestern Woman Suffrage As
sociation, the Boston Association having be
come a partisan concern, and appeared to re
main with the National Association, whoso head
quarters are in New York. The division has
grown out of personal and local rivalry. Lucy
Stone will not work with Susan B. Anthony and
Elizabeth Cady Stanton, and Boston wishes to
take precedence of Now York. These quarrels
are disgraceful to women, and disastrous to the
cause of woman suffrage.
OPPOSITION LECTCEEBB.
Mrs. Dr. Wheaton last evening lectured hero
against woman suffrage and the fitness of wo
man for public life. Curious, isn't it, to see a
woman occupying a public platform before a
public audience, to prove that a woman is out
of her true sphere in a public position ? She
had a small audience and attracted little atten
tion.
RAILROADS.
Just now public attention is directed to rail
roads. The tendency of railroad corporations
is to consolidation, and of the people to plan
legal restrictions upon them. At the recen f
election in Michigan, the people voted to p
bibit consolidation of parallel or comp
lines, to authorize the Legislature to e
minimum rates for freight and passer
against validating the bonds which c
•ay
it
•22
iunon. 1 i- ;
Wis. Division... 314 6-10
Galena “ ... 261
lowa “ ... 354 ® ;
Madison “ 67 6-10
Milwaukee Div.. 85 &
Peninsula Div.. 73 8-10 0
NUMBER OF TB
It rune 56 passenger and i,
daily as follows:
Pa: t
Division. t
Wisconsin
Galena
lowa
Madison
Milwaukee
Peninsula
EARNIMGS, GROSS A
Its gross earnings for the y
428; operating eypenses and
and after paying $2,208,253 i
debt, sinking fund, divider.:
Milwaukee Railway stock a I
roads in lowa, leaves a not i
857. The reduction of the
■52,142,500. Over a million :
lars charged to operating a
pended in repairing and imp
million in construction, and
lion in equipments.
The short crops of 1869 c£
of the earnings of the road
year. But the general resu
the management of the road
no passenger was killed or so
any of the Company’s lines (
worthy of note. The condir
sions—the Wisconsin and' c
testify from long personal jxc
trorGlk 1- 3
Secretary and Treasurer. Ge
years General Superintendent
General Manager, and John <
him as General Superinicn
Stanwood is General Ticket .
B. F. Patrick
The extension of the road
Portage, and from Madison
connect with the road fron
Claire and St. Paul, and th
Trempeai.leau tc Winona, co
Winona and St. Peter Rai
(most of which is completed,
to the business and prosper
pany. The possession of sucl
gives this Company a power
and fortunes of millions of )
benificently used, will be fru;
through coming generations.
NEWSPAPERS
are a very peculiar product,
character, but are not made, 1
canals. Given so monej
many laborers, and you can
Railway. But money, time a
are not sufficient to build up
per. It needs something more
these. There must be a stror
chord of electric sympathy and
terest between a newspaper an
make it a power in the land,
must have clear perceptions o
courage to utter its convictions
at times, such utterances raa>
and subject it to unfriendly crit
pie will tolerate honest niistak
tune utterances, when a paper’s
in the main, and gives ovidenc
ence and integrity. These the
geeted by the course of
soieiy lor txovenimem, revenue;
man has a right to bin own ean
which seek to take a part of the
efit of any other person or clae
robbery; and that appointments
offices should be nude on the gi
fications, instead of partizanship
be made only for incompetency
fulness. In other words, that tl
should conduct its business on e
principles. It favors the substi _ ....
tional bank notes for greenbacks, and a return
to specie payments, under a free banking law.
It is for a dignified, just and peaceful foreign
policy, and opposed to war for partizan ends.
In brief, it is opposed to all special interests in
antagonism to the general interest, and is the
champion of the people against monopo
lists and tax-thieves, state and nation
al. This is a creed for the
people; and it is these doctrines, maintained
with singular ability, in opposition to oppressive
monopolies, corrupt rings and political rascality,
which have given it a strong hold upon popular
favor. Just now the partizan press, winch
measures political integrity by caucuses and
party lines, is criticising it sharply for its inde
pendence of party; but its last Sunday issue,
with its fourth page solid with ten columns of
short advertisements, and its first page nearly
full of displayed ones, exhibits living proofs of
popular favor wliich make partizan criticism
harmless. Having labored earnestly and effi
ciently for the complete triumph of Republican
principles—the reconstruction of the Union on
the basis of freedom and the ballot, and this
having been irrevocably secured—it now ad
dresses itself to present*living practical issues,
and advocates new reforms of vital interest to
the people and good government. The Tribune
is a bold, independent, able, fearless and out
spoken newspaper on all living questions: is
without a peer, in this respect, in the whole
Northwest, and. for complete and early news
from all quarters, is equal to any newsapaper in
this country.
A FIRE AT THE METROPOLITAN HOTEL
early last Wednesday morning occasoned in
loss of •‘s>lo,ooo to furniture and ®6.000 to the
building. But the saddest results were the
death by suffocation and burning of Moses
Hansen, a porter, 22 years old, who lost his
life in his endeavors to save others, and the in
jury of seven or eight men. Some were brought
tvV If oca ted but were resuscitated. A Mr.
": Morris. of Boston, cut the artery of his
wnst m escaping from his room through the
transom, and fainted from loss of blood. J.
U. Field of the Journal, jumped from a win
dow 25 feet, and is laid up with a sprained
ankle. One servant girl in descending a lad
der from the roof, fell two stories and was tak
en up insensible. Another fell over the stair
balusters and was severely injured. Several
havdery narrow escapes.
tbadk
has boon quite satisfacto? / the past week.
Wheat is a little higher. Money is close, and
pork packiug is delayed by the reniarkaUy
mild weather. To-day has been hke Indian
Summer.
amttsemkntm
are lively. ... .. .
At Aiken’s Museum new curiosities are aaneu
overv week, a/.d visitors from the country are
alwavs sure of a pood play in the evening, and
at the matinees on Wednesday and Saturday
afternoons. On Christmas and New \ears
there will be line performances.
Edwin Adams logins an engagement at uc-
Vicker’s to-night in Enoch Arden He is one
of the most accomplished actors in the country
The Minstrels at the Dearborn always attract
full houses, and give eminent satisfaction, n.
A Remarkable Edifice.
The Jews of Turin, are building a
new place of worship, which, according
to an account of the Paris Temps, is a
very extraordinary affair; “The most
remarkable of all structures at Tumi is
the synagogue of the Israelites. It is
likely the finest and richest synagogue
in the world, and at the same time the
most remarkable monument of Turk
Upon a small square hill, with ndtc
stairs, stands a Greek temple in
and pink. Above, a little bac
a kind of second temple. T
traversed by galleries,
small pillars and thousc
embellishments. Wh
ors predominate. T
ish—it is Roman
blending of a 1 ’ r ‘
straining an . ut
what mak .c thing
bizarre . mai * MVO
towc- abovo
ii. r oonstruction,
i ~ -‘gyp* 1 ’ of Thebes
, the architect of
died by imagination,
aterpreter of the Ho
the temple to he erected
of a strange river. Never,
.real destruction, has Israel
a more magnificent edifice in
j tho hymns of David resound.
,e building is entirely tit for the tal
ented Italian Jews, who are a power at
the Exchange, at the press, and in the
Par liaxn ent.
A foreign climb — ascending tho
lie —-—.
Special llolitrs.
ERRORS OF YOUTH.
A GENTLEMAN who suffered for years from Nerv
ous Debility. Premature Decay, and all the effects
of youthful Indiscretion, will, for tho sake of suffer
ing humanity, send free to all who need it he
and direction for making the simple remedy by which
he was cured. Sufferers wishing to profit by the adver
i User’s experience, can do so by petfeo
confidence. JOHSB.OODKIt,
No. 42 Cedar street. New York.
Fuitli Well Founded*
In old times, at the commencement of every season
it was the fashion to take a strong cathartic as a safe
guard against a change of temperature. It was a worse
than senseless practice. The people <d our day
understand the matter better. Instead of depleting
the system they reinforce it. In the method they
adopt they exhibit a wise discrimination. Inst (ad o
resorting to the vitiated stimulants of commerce, or
any of the compounds deil-ed from them, they put
their faith in the only absolutely pure invigorant pro
curable in the market—Hostetler's Stomach Hitters.
Their faith is well founded. Never has any tonic
medicine been prepared with such scrupulous
precision and conscientious care. It is a vegetable
•compound of which every ingredient is sound, whole
some, an medicinal in the true sense of the word.
Now, we have three: prominent national complaints.
One-half of the adult population of the United States
suffer more or lees, either from dlscas.*s of the stom
ach, derangements of the liver, or affections of tho
kidneys. lu no other land under Heaven are these
maladies so general as in this country, and Hostet
ler's Bitters is a specific for them all, unless organic
lu its origin, and therefore beyond cure. And let
those who are fortunate enough to lie exempt front
them at present, understand one great fact, viz; that
an occasional use of this vitalizing tonic will as cer
; tainly prevent them as thesnn will prevent the earth
1 from freezing where its genial beams descend.
TO CONSUMPTIVES.
I The advertiser, having been permanently cured of
1 that dreaded disease, Consumption, by a simple remedy,
is anxious to make known to his fellow sufferers tho
means of care. To all who desire if, he will send n cony
of the prescription used (free of charge', with the
directions for preparing and using the same, which
they will find a surf. CURE FOB CONSUMPTION.
Asthma, Bronchitis, Ac.
Parties wishing the prescription will please address
Rev. EDWARD A WILSON.
166 South Second street, Williauisburgti, N. V .
Family Medicine Cases
A!VI
POCKET COMPANIONS.
DOCTOR, WHAT CAN YOU DO FOR MY
FAMILY I
I have quite a family, a good 'leal of sickness, the
doctor conies often, and his bills arc not light , and in
these times I should be gratified to have less sickness
and lighter bills in this direction, if consistent with (ha
Divine will.
Well, my friend, I can do a good deal for you. I can
tend you one of our Family Casks of Homckpathio
iPKCTFXCS, which has a small book of directions, giving
i description of all the various diseases which you can
reat profitably, and full directions for use, giving the
nedicines, diet, etc. The various specifics are all
narked and labeled, so you need not bo at a loss which
o give in a particular case, and the directions are so
■lain and simple that you need not go astray. With one
f these cases, you or your wife will be able to meet anil
treat three-fonrths of all the cases of illness which
ccur in your family. You can do this, because yon see
le sick child or patient at once, and long before the
oetor would be called, and thus meet th" sickness with
le proper remedy at once, and before it ha become
irious. In using these simple and yet effective medi
;nes. also you avoid drugging the patient and thus
eaenking the system, and laying the foundation of fit
ire disease. You also are thus enabled to eradicate
lose tendencies to chronic disease which exist in so
any families and individuals; such asHerofula, (lout,
insumption, etc. By the use, from time to time, as oc
,sion requires for such ailments or diseases as occur, of
e proper specific, not only is the existing disease
red, but the foundation, so to speak, of subsequent
and grave chronic diseases is removed. The cense
ence is that the whole family improve in health, have
is and less sickness from year to year, have more vigor
and better const it of ions, and thus graoually you work
t from under the hand of disease and doctor .lust
9 reverse of this is true, under old school treatment,
ery villainous dose of medicine paves the way for
other, one visit of the doctor often necessitates a noth
and a good thorough old school doctor can make
(tents enough in the first ten years of his professional
>, to keep him busy for the balance of his days,
ose wrecks of men. made by the abuse of calomel,
le-mass, quinine, iodine, opium and potassium, are
i harvest fields of doctors. So my friend get out of
s way of doctoring, (let a case of Specifics, and
■tor yourself and family when you can, ami when you
st have a doctor, send for the most reliable one in
r reach, and you will soon have sickness and doctors
9 visitors at your house.
This is no fancy sketch. No mere windy promise-
Thousands have done so, and you may do likewise. The
amount involved in tile experiment is not large, and the
attempt well worth a trial.
FA.niLY CA.SEH
Of 35 to 60 large vials, morocco or rose
wood case, containing a specific for
every ordinary disease a family is sul-
Icct to, and books of directions
„ „ „ „ . From IO to 835
Smaller Family and Traveling cases, with 20
. to 28 vials From 85 to S*S
Specifics for all Private Diseases, both for
Curing and for Preventive treatment, in via Ik
and pocket cases From 92 to 85
„ POND’S MXTRACT
f nrcs Darns, Kruises, Lament***. r,oi t-ir,.
Sore Throat, Sprains, Toothnchc, Karachi',
Neuralgia, Klicnmalisiii, Lumbago. Piles.
Dolls, Slinas. Sore Eyes, Bleeding of il"
Lung*. Nose, Stomach, or of Piles, Corn.*, Fl
eers, Old Sores.
Price, <i ox., 50 cents; Pints, 81.00: Onnrls,
81.75.
I remedies, except POND’S EXTRACT, by
the case or single box, are sent to any part of the conn
try, by mail or express, free of charge, on receipt of the
price.
ALL LEXTERS MUST HE ADDRESSED
Iliimplirey’s Specific
llonieropatliie Medicine (lompnnv.
Office and Depot, No. 562 Broadway, New York.
FOR SALE BY ALL DRUGGISTS.
Wholesale Agents.—E. Burnham A Son, Hurlbnrt
A Edsall, Van Schaack, Stevenson A Reid, Chicago, !1!
Jenks A Cordon, St. Paul, Minn. ; Brown, Webber A
Graham, St. Louis, Mo.; Farrand Sheley A Cos., Detroit.
Michigan.
JOB MOSES’
Sir James Clark’s Female Pills.
Those invaluable Pills arc unfailing in t.ie cure "f all
those painful and dangerous diseases to which the
female constitution is subject. They moderate ail ex
esses and remove all obstructions.frohi whatever cause.
TO MARRIED LADIES
They are particularly suited. They will in a short lime
bring on the monthly period with regularity; and
although very powerful, contain nothing hurtful to the
constitution. In all cases of Nervous and Spinal Affec
tions. Pains in the Back and Limbs, Fatigue on slight
exertion, Palpitation of the Heart, Hysterics and
Whites, they will effect a cure when all other means
have failed. The pamphlet around each package has
full directions and advice, or will he sent free to all
writing for it. sealed from observation.
SPECIAL NOTICE.
1.,h Moses’ Sir James Clarke’s Female Pills are ex
teusivelv Coi rv.:i sited. The genuine has the name
of “JOB MOSES” ou each package. All others arc
worthless T w erc the Gr.sriNE cannot be ob
tained, One Dollar. w'■ b -tie fifteen rent-tor
enclosed to tj, Vork' will insure a bottle ot the gen
j JSSe! containing FMt/PiU.. by iec ” rely
1 sealed from any knowledge of Us contents.

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