THE HICKMAN COURIER,
FflLIlHIB EVERY SATURDAY, T
"Warren & SXartin.
t OFFICE . . ,
4a taa eeraer of Jackson and Kentucky Bts,,
" ' ' (np stairs.)
Attorney at Law.
jiomaer. lianuie x -tyier,
.. ' iu Tl T? Waltf .Innn A.
rSale, ' John V. Cowgill, L. M.
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, vsscar turner, o . jr. ouinu, a xwjr,
fJnnrW A- Cnrhrtt- Carter Blan
II. C. Catlett, A. A. Faris.
" rt uoods.
3m Amberfr, Wm. B. Benny, Wolf i
Flaut, J. 11. Davis, J. a. Hubbard.
C. A. Holconibe, W. 11. Walker,
t Wholesale. Grocers.
Millet & Roulbae, V. A. McCutchen,
H. C. Bailey, C. Ledwidge.
... . ' Saloons.
- Jafcn Heinzft, Jamas Parker, Jehn
Witting. John Semonese.
Hardware and Tinware.
X. Harness, S. X. White.
Boadurant& Drewrr. Overton
Carriay Ha uu factory.
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JpTagon Man tcturers.
Hertwiek Si Baltzer.
Louis Persons, K. Case.
Pkillip A. Kaiser.
II. 8. Campbell.
' E. Margraff & Co.
Fruit Tree Xur serif.
. Cerge E. Rogers.
Home and Sign, fainter.
Thomas II. Jones.
Merchant Union Express; Southern
Express; Overton, Steele Si Co., Agents.
I ucntiure scores.
I T. Bartoldus, Charles Oswald.
fc MorlU Works.
T. C. Raniajje.
J. II. Dodds, Tom. W. Collier.
II. M. Robinson.
i. II. Paris. , ,
Insurance Agent. .
Wm. B. riuinmer.
Watchmaker and Jewelry.
John 1). Walker, A. Plant.
"Boot and Shoe Shop.
George Wehinan, Casper Sohm Si Co,,
XA SII VI LL E bin EC TO J! Y.
Ewiug Si Co., wholesale grocers and
entruissiou merchants; L. L. Coleman,
wholesale druggist ; Paul, Tavel Si Hau
lier, booksellers, stationers, bookbinders,
and job printers ; II. A. Huntington,
dealer in due custom made clothing and
gentleaieu's furnishing goods. Hotels
ft. Cloud, Stacey House, .Mansion House,
MEM THIS DIRECTORY.
Jones Bros., Cartinwll L Drury, cotton
factors and commission merchants.
Gardner, Noel Si Co., forwarding and
( lly Officers.
jtlvyor. Sam'l. Landrum.
Ci'y Judqe. J. H. Davis.
Vfrrk. j. II. Morehead.
- Marshal. Pat Cuuniughain.
County Judge. L. R. Walker.
County Attorney. II. A. Tjler.
1 Circuit Court Clerk. W. II. Brevard.
, County Court Clerk. Jno. A. Wilsou.
-. SheriJ'. Wm. Uerrin, office at City
Deputy SJieriJT. Henry Campbell,
A Ree with J. A. Lauderdale.
I C9roner. M. L. McJilton.
ylaiUtr.G. W. Stubblefiel J.
Vt$g'uliaUs. District No. 1, E. G.
J mbro, Jacob Bushart. Constable
ftS ij bsiffi Morris. District No. 2, Owen
i ff- n Alfred Naylor. Constable
V "vy H. Roper. District No. 3, J. W.
j , J and John Boyer. Constable
weorge M. Wilbourn. District No. 4,
J. 'N. Ilawkins and R. Cross. Cou-
attble L. Kverett. 1
County Asror. Wm. Hubbard.
, . if. S. Aeor. T. C. Buck.
i - II. S. Rev. Collector. 11. C. Catlett.
Judges. Court of Common Pleas.
Crossland. Circuit Court r. 1.
.- Com tHontoealtk's Attorney. J. Tice.
Register in Bankriqytcy.Ch&tles S.
Salmnd Livery Stable.
Win. B. Dlummcr.
Ronft, Bug gn and Ilacks kept constanl
1 an tiand tor Lira and nale.
XLaAkful for patroaaga heretofore extend
i and solicits a continuance of same.
faj. LEE M. GARDNER, W. T. NOEI
Formerly of West Tcnn. Evansville, Ind.
: GARDNER! NOEL & CO.,
I'orirartllns and Commission
Scial Railroad and Stcamlvat
gents, At, o bout ft n ater direct,
SST IaDerad CASH ADVANCES made on
v'gnmenia of Cotton, Tobacco, I'ork,
&& Sjteeiut attention given to lintinj,
1 1 liny, mmd Filling Orders.
; V .' , MOTTO IS
Quick Sales and Small Profits !
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DRY GOODS, CLOTHING, BOOTS,
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Voluntary communications, contain
ing interesting news, solicited trora any
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tuciy and Tennessee especially desired.
T. O. GOALDBH,
Attorney at I.air,
GENERAL COLLECTING AGENT
1YTT.T. Tirnmntlv attend t all business
entrusted to him in Southwestern Ken
tucky and West Tennessee.
c. L. KANPLC
H. A. TTLER.
Rja.IJDIiS Bi. TYLBH,
ATTORNEYS AT LAW,
Collectors, Real Estate Agents,
f? Will attend promptly to all busings
entrusted them in Southwestern Kentucky
and Northwestern Tennessee.
t?K!ciol attention given to the investiga
tion of Land titles, aud thf purchase and
sale of Ileal Estate. deeply.
B. K. WALKER,
jons W COWGILL
II T ILL practice together in alltha Courts
of Southwestern Kentucky County,
Quarterly and Justice Courts excepted
and in the Courts of West Tennessee.
Claims prompt Ij collected aud reuiiitauccs
Hirlcman, K;;. J. S. Hubbard, and Joseph
Amberg; Louisville. Kv. U. A. Uobin-u.n i
Co., Wm. F. Bullock; Cincinnati, O. Harden
& Wilson; 1'hiladtlyhia, J'n. J. H. Camp
bell & Co., Moltou, Sibley i. Woodruff.
Attorney at I.aiv,
ROULKAC & LAUDERDALE,
Atcrii273 ard Ccanselcrs At La,
HICK MAX, KY.
T7" ILL attend promptly to the collection
of Claims, to the investigation of Land
Titles, purchase and sale of Real Estate, and
the prosecution and defence of suits iu
Southwestern Kentucky, Northwestern Ten
nessee, and the adjacent part of Missouri.
3r Office in Millet's Block. dec251y
G. S KEITH,
Attorney at Law,
Solicitor in Chancery,
.Troy, Ten n.
SPECIAL attention given to collecting,
"and to tha investigation of Land Titles.
OSCAR . TUKNER,
UAS RESUMED TI1E
PRACTICE OF LAW,
IS THE COCSTIZ Or
FVL TOX, HICK MA A" A XV GRAVES,
AND will attend promptly to all business
ntrntd to bis ei-o in said counties,
and also in the other counties in this Ju
JPSI" Address either PADUCAII office, or
DLANDVILLE, Ky. aug31 tf.
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HICKMAK, -LANDRUM BLOCK,
: : : KENTUCKY.
FFERS his professional services to the
citizens of Hickman, and vicinity.
OFFICE NEXT DOOR TO
t6g- Residence at MRS. ANDERSON'S.
Drs. Gourley & Corbstt,
llavinf formed a co-partnership, offer their
united professional cervices to the public.
OFFICE OX CLIXTOX STREET
Over W. R. Walker's Drug Store,
dl'51y HICKMAN, KY
niU II. C. CATLETT,
OFFICE AT IIOLCOMBE S DRUG STORE
HICK MAX, KY.
Dr. Catlett caa b feund at nijht at the
ra?ideact of Ir. Kbiiia.
II.VES TO .1 SKELETON'.
Fifty years ago the London "Morning
Chronicle" published a poenjentitled ''Lines
to a Skeleton," which attr ed much atten
tion. Every effort, even t the offering of
a reward of fifty guineas, wait vainly made
to discover the author. All that ever trans
pired was, that the poem, in a fair, clerkly
hind, was found near a skeleton of remark
able beatfty of form and color, iu the Mus
eum of the Royal College of Surgeons, Lin
coln's Inn, London, and that the curator of
the Museum had them sent to Mr. l'erry, of
the " Morning Chronicle." J
Heboid this ruin! 'Twas a skull, r:
Ouce of etherial spirit full ;
This narrow cpM was life's retreiit,
Thi space was thought's nivsterious seat;
What beauteous vision filled this spot!
WJiat dreams of pleasure louz forzot !
. io new the rock or wear the gem,
i hu nine nun- avail io m ill,
But if the page of truth they sought.
Or comfort to the mourner brought,
These hands a richer meed shall claim,
Than all that wait on wealth or fame.
Avails it whether bare or shod.
These feet t he path of duty trod ?
If from the halls of ease they fled,
To seek affliction's humble shed;
If grandeur's guilty bride they spurned,
And home to virtue's cot returned.
These feet with angel's wings shall vie,
And tread the- palace of the sky.
a lovi: kxim:ki: k.
We sat on the steps of the rdeu gate
The air was balmy, the houi 'as late
I asked my love to decide my fnte
Aud the glorious girl consented,
She ssid she loved me better than life ;
She named the day she'd be my wife,
Wound her arms around my neck in mimic
Oh, the ravishing bliss
Of that lover s kiss!
'Twere worth three weeks in heaven
I felt a great heat
Near my trowsr's seat
"i'was the old man's No. eleven!
MfTlLATED CCBREXCV. Much of the
soiled and dilapidated curreucy now
passiug from hand to hand in the coun-j
trv. could be Tut out of circulation bv a
proper concert of action ou the part of!
tlio.se receivhifr Iartre iunntitie of the
same daily, timm dealers and citizens
having no more of this circulation me
dium than is necessary to fill up the gaps
between larre notes, of course, will not
take the trouble to forward currency to
Washington fur redemption. IJut the
Brooklyn Eagle very properly suggests
that the u duty of exchanging the worn
currency for new devolves upon corpora
tions like railroad and ferry companies
which receive large amounts of small
change. If they would in all cases take
the trouble to sort out the eurreney they
take in and send on for exchange all that
is not lit for circulation, we should get
rid of the annoyance of handling dirty
and doubtful stamps. These companies
and large retail dealers are directly in
terested in maintaining the purity of the
currency, and it is iu th . power to so
maintain it, at very littlcmrouble aud do
loss to themselves."
. . JeCT. lavl.
The Mobile Tribune urges the Ex
President to leave the country and for
feit his bond of S100,0(J0. This sum di
vided among five million Southerners,
would be only two cents each, and it
thinks every man, woman and child,
would gladly pay that amount fifty times
over to secure his safety.
A correspondent of the Cincinnati En
There is good authority for saying
that there is a movement on foot to try to
induce Jefferson Davis to leave the coun
try before the Radicals seize the Execu
tive power, believing that he would be
hung should he come into their clutches.
Letters have been addressed to -Gov.
Wie, of Virginia, and , others, urging
them to influence him not to appear iu
court. Gov. -Wise replied that uo man
"dare approach Mr. Davis with such a
proposition. His pride of character and
high sense of honor would scorn the idea.
Mr. Davis will be in court at the ap
Cotton Then and Now. When
is to be fulfilled the Radical prophecy in
regard to free labor at the South ?
Louisiana makes oue hogshead of sugar
by labor where she made ten in 1SG0,
and Mississippi one bale of cotton where
she raised four. The sugar and cotton
fields remain at the South as before the
war, and there are free Africans there,
with strong arms aud huDgry stomachs
by tena of thousands, but they contrive
not to laWor and are encouraged by the
Radicals to think more of the ballot than
of bread. The fear now is that only
negro labor will ever produce cotton
cheaply and- successfully. Natives or
immigrants cannot, betKise, eveu when
hoed it uiustfiually be-ked by hand,
which costs mouths, of monotonous toil.
White laborers can hoe and plough, but
the four months monotonous picking
which was the work of the negro, though
a light labor, they will not readily sub
mit to, nor will the negroes, who are
naturally indolent. We say not this in
the interest of slave labor, for that is
gone forever ; but is proof that negroes
will not dp in a state of freedom for
themselves what they did iu a state of
slavery for themselves and others. Xew
HICKMAp. '. . COUHIJEB.
FULTON COUNTY, KEN!
Premium Essay on tlie Cultiva
tion of Corn-
Having thoroughly prepared the land
I run three deep coulter furrows midway
between the ridgC3. This forms a suit
able bed. by the admixture of soil and
clay, for the reception of the grain. The
opening should be deep, aud this, to
gether with the dropping and covering,
nt:ty be beautifully effected at a singje
operation by the Sulky Corn Planter, re
oeutlv introduced. If this cannot be
procured, the opening should be made by J
1 1 "-L ' II 11 i 1 4
a suovei plow, wit, sniaii uiuuiu uuuiu
attached ou either s.-ae. The grain should
be dropped from the hand and' covered
with a hoe. Three :raius should be
dropped where you iutcud but one stalk
It may be akel, what distance I al
low. On ordiuary highland, I plyut the
grain ox." feet apart, which will give 2,
:00 plauts to the acre. Ou better land,
I plant it closer say 2Jx5 feet aud ou
very rich grouud I would uot have it
more than 2x5 feet apart, giving respec
tively, 3,623, aud 4,350 plauts to the
I greatly prefer to retain the fuU uieas
ju7e it will make the beds, when worked
.tie last time, flatter, thus causing them
more effectually to absorb aud retain the
water at a time when there is the great
est demand for moisture to .sustaiu the
stalk during the maturing of tho gfaiu.
As soon as the plant attaius tho pro
per size, I run a deep coulter furrow, (I
desire to familiarize the reader with this
term.) on each side, aud follow it imme
diately with the hoe, having the weak
est stalks pulled out where three are
found. A suitable time should be se
lected, about two or three weeks after
ward, when the gro; 4 is wet. to with
draw another plant, leaving but one.
About this time the land should re
ceive a thorough harrowing with a coul
ter tooth harrow; taking care uot to let
the teeth run very deep. This will tear
down the beds which have been formed
by the reversing progress above recom
mended, an 1 leave a nearly level surface
betweeu the rows.
If, from frequent rain.s the grass be
likely to get ahead, a keen thovel plow
may be substituted with advantage. Two
weeks more will bring us to the fifth of
Juue, at which time the corn will be iu
a condition to receive its last plowing.
This is effected by runuiug' one Dagou
furrow on each side of the ridge, taking
care to run as far from the plant as is
consistent with making the dirt meet
around them. The furrows thus fornu'd
should be tilled by dirt thrown with a
shovel plow having a small mould board
attached. I prefer this to a second Da
gou because it leaves a flatter bed, winch
I regard as of great import'iucc.
Iu laying by corn I never plow every
consecutive row, but leave every alter
tr!i:it nni to be attended to when the
I 1...11 i i, ...... ,.l-c.l Tl.w ;n
! j0 ;u aoout .s;x Jajs, by which time the
roots which way have been cevereJ will
i have taken hold on the eartn, and no aide
0 ns,,a " """ l"",,JSV ,ul . .
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rc thuH pioi;et
.i;d truui tliti tlluwt uttou
at any one time. amVare
i ?r:at depletion at any
: preserved iua given and flourishing State.
I wheu neighboring crops are parched and
I yellow. Every oue kuows that if two
ijuarts of blood be taken from a patient
at one operation, paleness and fainting
will be the consejueuce, whilst, it' only
half the quantity be drawu in one day,
and as much more in six days thereafter
no such ell'eet will be produced. It will
thus be seeu, that the mode of cultivation
here recommended is supported by analo"
gy, while it is founded ou rcasou and
I take occasiou just here to impress
upon the miud of the reader, the very
great importance of allowing dirt to re
main where it is most needed, namely,
equally diffused over the whole surface
between the rows of corn. It Is the cus
tom with inauy farmers to draw the
dirt from the middle of the rows, and
pile it in large hills around the stalk.
Nothing can be more irrational and in
jurious to the crop. The large roots
coming out above the surface to the earth
afford no nourishment to the plaut, but
serve only as braces to preserve it from
falling. It is the small fibrous, thread
like roots only, which couvey the nour
ishment to the corn, and they, as every
observing individuals knows, are found
like Det work extending entirely across
the rows. If the fil which forms their
bed be removed frof its proper position,
they will be deprived of all power to
convey nourishment to the plant, and it
will, as a necessary result, sicken aud
fade and twist, aud thus the cultivator
will by hi own folly, be deprived of a
remunerating return for his labor.
Should a drought set iu during the pro
cess of eariugaud filling, he may boast
of housing a few nubbius, but will gather
uo good coru.
I have known many farmers to suffer
severely for thus setting at defiance the
laws of nature, the teachings of philoso
phy, aud the phiiuest dictates of common
sense. From the tenth to the fifteen of
July I run two deep Coulter furrows iu
the centre between the rows, thus forni
iug afresh and deep bed for the roots,
and retaiuing the greatest amount of
moisture at a time most needed. Let uo
one who shalry this mode of cultiva
ting corn be discouraged in the spring,
wheu he shall see his neighbors' crops
planted in the usual way, (on a ridge,)
outstripping his in growth. Not having
depth of eartLit may be expected thus
to go ahead for a time; but he who shall
follow tho directions above given, will
have the satisfactif of seeing his crop
green and flourishiiig during the summer,
when all around wiil' be parched and
withered. I arf free to admit that there
will not be this difference when rain shall
fall iu sufficent quantities whenever need
ed; but in ordinary seasons the contrast
will strike every beholder, and lead to
the inquiry, what causes this great difference-in
the appearance of contiguous
crops? I have thus far written of the
cultivation of corn on high land only.
On sandy low lands there need be but
little variation of the mode; but iu low
lands with impervious soil, or otherwise
liable to be saturated with water, au
opposite treatment is required. Where
as the object in the first place is to solicit
and.to retain the moisture, we are here
to endeavor to provide the most effectual
means of getting it out of the land.
' "Id, the preparation of land of this cha
racter, the first tep to be taken is to cut
a sufficient number of ditches ' in the
right place, aud of the proper size aud
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deptl Jo attract and carry tfF the surplus
watei j If Jie oil be of an impervious
charJ will be necessary to construct
blind5 tche of the required depth, lead
ing ii te open sewers, taking care to
have i -velr coverings so far below the
purfat&as-not ttf be touched by the plow.
TbesiJ. tagethlr'with surface 'trenches
madcJ-Mth a jlw, and properly located,
will p.t tho D j In a proper stater -for
cultiyfC" -v- . -:- "
Iir? throw up the beds fourf
leei ij ng mem in cue airecuon i
ot tlM- S . L adopt narrow ys in
such f t tqr " (If re ' same reasu tnat I
wouS"pscartl(them on high land,' name
ly. U'''ise they can be made higher and
o drj'tjv and for the further reason that
the fa ttj furrows arc thereby multiplied,
bothof, which circumstances teud to dry
the f . ' - '
Tk-'3 -Is yet cnother reason for it. Tly
higkr and narrower the beds, the more
tfl'e "ff-i! " will they ' be penetrated by
the t ts of winter, which exert a pow-'i
erft-ffluf nee'ln pulverizing aud uael
low! -.he land. ' - " "
o!u the Bed- (or r1aMtIn:r.
.l pi- thfrwir aini n-wiittjf to
1 iuj u rjtoiver -moisture.
1 Tin; comparative merits ot this, and
the ordinary culture, should be tested
by an exp'i'iiheut ou contiguous portious
of the fieU, and a fare statement of the
result h( pulished for the use and the
benefit o others.
Tlie Crey 31 are is
The tpplication of this proverb is well
known, but uo so well the story on which
it is founded. A gentleman who had
seen the world, one day gave Tiis sou a
span of horses, a chariot, and a,"isket
" Do you," said he to the boy, "travel
upon th high road until you come to the
first hose in which there is a married
couple. If you find that the husband
is master there, give him one of the
horses. If, on the contrary, the wife is
the ruler, give her an egg. Return at
once if ou part with a horse, but do not
return as long as you retain both horses
aulhara a egg remaining."
Atraj went the boy full of his mis
sion, and just beyond the borders of his
father'sestate, lo ! a modest cottage. He
alighted from his chariot and knocked j
at the door. The good wife opened it
lor hmiand courtsie.l.
" Is jour husband at home?"
" Xo," but she would call him from
tho Lly field.
In he came wiping his brow. The
youns nan told his errand.
" U'by," says the wife, bridling and
rollio!oue corner of her apron, I al-
J ways do as John wauts uie to do, he is
! my laastcr; ain't you John ?"
j " riien," said the boy, " I am to give
J you aborsc. Which will you take?-'
I think," said he, "as how that bay
i t;eld:ur seems to be the one as would Miit
mo tj . t.es-t.
ve have a choice husband
the "I thiuk the grey mare will
linil .Uliu. ." lh uii i'ujr
most square iu fiutit, and h
' said the wile, " I don't
so ; : 2 trey mare is the better
and lidiall not be contented uule5S I get
said John, " if your mind is
set oajt, I'll give up, we'll take the grey
"Hank you," said the boy, "allow
me 6 give you au eirg from this basket,
it isa frtah one, and you can boil it hard
or sii't, as your wile will allow."
Tie rest you caa imagiue. The young
mancauie home with both horses, but
uot 4u egg remaiued
in the basket.
i Tlie Xew Era.
A English paper remarks upon,; the
singilar fact, that the four great aud
mostaocieut spiritual authorities seems
abut to expire, or be swept away by
Tie preseut Grand Lama of Thibet,
the tliious head of many millions of
peop'e, is the last in that order of priest
hood, by aucient prescription and pro
phecyvthe last incaruatiou of the Deity,
as a Thibetan theologian would say.
The -5A",kado of Japan, the spiritual
head otthe great Japanese empire, is
also satji the eud of his reigu ; the dis
turbances iu his country consequent upon
the admission of foreigners aptwir to
have struck a fatal blow to" tbeVMika
dorslij Tie Sultan of Turkey, the Head of
Islau,'cau not, it seems probable, much
loogir maintain himself in Constantino
ple ; and will scarcely be regarded as
the ipiritual chief of his people wheu he
ceastii to reigu in the fiosphorus.
Fually, the Tope, Italiaus think, wiU
not nuch longer be Pope of Rome, wheu
l'ius IX dies, Victor Emmanuel or Geu.
Garaoaldi will step iu.
It flight bo added that the " Estab
lished Church." in Ireland, that curious
anjWTTlr by which a-Jiborty loving peo
pleVi'the English, have so long aud
so uitustly imposed the support of a
Protestant establishment upou a popu
lation almost entirely Romau Catholic,
is likely soon to be swept away.
Morever, if recent visitors to Salt Lake
may bo believed, Brigham Young, tl;
Mormon prophlet, begins to see the na
cessity for such reforms as will deprive
Moruiouism of some of its distinctive
features, and the Pacific railroad threat
ens to finish what ever Youug may leave
undone. " t " t ' - '
Dr. dimming might, we thiuk, make
good Jse of these circmmsUuccsgWith
his litely imagination he ought to be
able o interpret the ineauiug of this
gencil-tlcthroneiuent of hierarchies. - v
There is a gcntlemau iu Philadelphia
who foretold lately terrible things to
happen soou ; among them, if we remem
ber correctly, the deposition of the Pope;
but he, unluckily for Europe, put Na
poleon in his placo
Vegetables. Farmers generally, do
not appreciate the value of vegetable
crops. They are easily cultivated, gen
erally yield prolifically, and ore readily
converted into money tit a good profit.
Iu the immediate vicinity of the large
cities, lauds command fabulous prices,
almost eutirely oc account of being de
voted to the raising of vegetables. Farm
ers iu the interior might' profit by the
hint. Less meat . and more vegetables,
and we will have fewer doctors.
Jubel Early is .sojourainj
DruiuuijuJvillc, Cauada Wc;t.
VlKX 2, 18G8.
TYIiat n Little Hoy Thought
lama little boy about so Kany months
old; 1 don t know whether tu a jrood
littie boy, but I'm afraid notour I some
times do wicked little tmnes, and once
cut sister's kitten's tale off with the chop-
pingKime. aim lum ner me Dig dog came
along and bit it off, and swallowed it
down before kitty could say Jack Rob
inson, and sister said she was sorry, and
it must have been a very naughty do,
but mother did not believe me, and said
the was afraid I had told a lie, and I'm
afraid I had. Then mother said there
was a dreadful stag? of sin, and theu Rob
hollered and said that he "guessed that
I was on it;" and then she whipped us
and sent us to bed without any supper,
but I didn't care for tiny supper; for
they hadn't nothiu' but bread and butter
and tea, and Bob and I gut up aud he
lifted me iu at the pantry window, aud
we got a mince pie and a whole hat full
of doughnuts, and they thought it was
the cook that stole 'cm, aud sent het
away the next day, and Bob said he was
glad of it, for she. didn't make cood pjes,
ft- ? tlidoiThnuts wasn't fried enough
golly the other day, andsisTcr heard me,
and the told mother, and mother said I
was a bad boy, aud would briug her gray j
nairs to tne grave, aud she whipped me;
but I don't think it did her gray hairs
any good, and it hurt nie, aud when I
got up stairs, I said coff daru it, but I
said it so she didn't hear me, and when
she asked me if I did not think I was
very wicked, I said I was afraid I was,
and was sorry for it, and wouldn't do so
any more, and then she said I was a good
little boy, aud told me about George
Washington, who cut down the apple
tree, and was caught at it, and said he
did it with his little hatchet, just as
though I hadn't heard all about it be
fore, and didn't always think he was a
big stupid for cutting wood when they
nan a nirea man about the house, and
dullin his little hatchet, and besides, it
would ha-e been a great deal jollier to
let the apple tree9 be so as he could have
stole apples off in the fall. I dou'tcare
if he was the father of hisuntry, he
wasu't smart, and I bet yJihe boys in
our school would cheat hiTff out of his
eye-teeth swapping jack-knives, and I
could lick him and hardly try, and I
don't think he was very healthy either,
for I never see a good boy that wasn't
always sick and had the mumps and
nicancls, aud the scarlet fever, aud wasn't
a coughing all tho while, and hadn t to
take castor oil, and could not cat cher
ries, and didn't have to have his head
patted till his hair was rubbed off by
every body that came to his mother's
and be asked how old he was, and who
di'd to save sinners, aud what he'd been
studying at school, and how far he'd tcot,
and lots of other couuadrunis, and have
to say his catechism; uo, I shouldu't
like to be a good little boy, I just aslief
be au auged and be done with it, I don't
think I ever shall be a good little boy,
and other people don't think so too, for I
wazn t never caned a good little boy but
rnee, aud that was when my Uucle John
Xil U' i
I told him U was
next to Tiead; and - he
said that was right and
nuarter. and wheu he a
he gave me a
ked me how
manv bovs were iu the class
and I said
there were only two, myself aud a little
girl, and theu he wanted me to give him
back, his quarter and 1 wouldn't, aud he
ran after me and stumbled over a chair,
and he broke his cane, und hurt himself,
aud he's been lame ever since, aud I'm
glad of it, fur he isn't my father, and
hasn't any right to lick me, for 1 get
enough of that at home and the quarter
wasn't a good one either. I don t like
Uncle John, and I guess he kuows it,
for he say3 I'm notlikeany of the family,
and he says he expects I'll go to sea aud
be a pirate instead of a respectable mem
ber of society, and I should not wonder,
for I'd rather be a pirate than a soap
boiler like hiin. I don't care if he is
rich it's a nasty busiuess; and I shan't
have to be a pirate either.-. for one cau
make lots of money withoVA that ; and
they are always talking to about be
ing rich and respectable, aud goiug to
Congress, and being President, and all
that sort of thing ; but I don't want to be
President ; there was Lincoln, he was
President; and I guess he's sorry for it
now ; and there's Andy J ohnson, I guess
he don't like it much either; and a fel
low doesn't have to be respectable to be
a Congressman, for there's John Morri
sey, and he has got nice curly hair aud
uice clothes, and he don't do any work
either; oh, I know how things are done.
But there's Bob calling me, and we're
goin' birds-uestin', for I know where
there's a yeller bird's nest chuck full
of eggs ; mother says it is cruel, and the
birds don't like it; that I wouldn't like
to have my eggs stole if I was a bird,
and I don't think I should; but I ain't
a bird, you know, and that makes a dif
ference, and if you want to print this
you can, for next to being a stage driver
and a pirate, I'd like be an editor, for you
fellows don't have to tell the. truth, and
you can go to circusses without payiu.'
One meets with many curious things
who peers iuto the old church registers
of Eugland, but the following, which a
friend has placed in our hand, taken
from the record office of Winchester
Cathedral, dated A. D. 1182, is certainly
unique. It is a paid workman's, bill,
and this is a literal copy :
For work done. a. d.
In solderiair and repairing St. Joseph, 0 b
Cleaning and ornamenting the Holy
Repairing the Virgin Mary before and
. behind and making a new child,
Screwing a hose ou the devil, putting
. in the hair in his head, and plac
ing a new joint in his tail, 5 C
A certain editor gives his opinion iu
the following terms: "A talkative wo
man is one of the most agreable com
panions in the world the very soul of
society. We like to ttvc:A sprightly
woniau talk so incessantly 'fiat you can
not get a word iu -edgeways. It frees
you from embarrasment. promotes socia
bility, and gives you heart to slip in a
soft sayiug or so, whenever such a thing
is possible; whereas," silence is a bore not
to be endured, breeding awkward em
barrassment and restraints. Give us a
woman who knows how to talk." All
mankind are not of this gentleman's
taste. We kuow a few who are averse to
being talked to death eveu by a pretty
woman. " ' '
RenilniKcencps of a Female
Mrs. Jessup, who is nearlj, if not
quite, one hundred years old, and a
daughter of Beojamiu Jouea, who re
moved from Fort Duquette west of the
Allegheny river, afVr the Frcuch had
evacuated Fort Duquesne. is still living
at Fairvicw, near 4'ittsburg. The late
General William Robinson, son of James
Robinson, above meutioned, was the
first white male, and .Mis. Jessun the
first white female child born west of the
Allegheny. Mrs. J. does not recollect
the exact year iu which her father mov
ed, but J. T. Kimr. Esri.. who has nub-
H<eJ an account of her in the Pitts-
burg Quarterly Magaziue, thinks it must
have been as early as 1770.
Mrs. Jessun sta that when she was
about one year old, and during the mouth
of March, her father, with five other
white men, crossed the Mouongahela
river one day, to assist a friend in rais
ing a cabin. The day was excecdinuly
wet and cold, and when the men return
ed in. the evening, about dark, they were
drenched to the ekin. A good wood fire
.r"? jirrref 'tlcxica-, Mrs,
. WUiib HIT. -Ulli Wit? U1CU Mil 1UJUU
Jones fcrur-prfic' tora-ffrwartkrfgTtn tf br onluothw earth.
cow under the snelter ot an apple tree
that stood near the cabin. While thus
occupied she saw oue of the men stagger
out ot the door and fall ; she thought it
a lktle siugular, as she had not noticed
that any of them were drunk ; but her
reflections were cut short by the appear
auce of another, who likewise staggered
and foil, theu another, aud still another,
uutil the whole six lay in a heap." The
truth had ere this flashed upon her, but
prudence bade her keep perfectly still.
When all seemed quiet, with fear and
trembling, she noiselessly approached
the cabin, secured the children, who
were left undisturbed in their humble
bed in one corner, and fled iuto the
darkness, lest she aud they should be
the next victims. The rain was still
pouring down in torrents, aud to use
31 rs. Jessep's owu language, the night
was powerful dark ;" trembling in every
limb, not only from fear, but with cold,
she passed the night under some " paw
paw" bushes ; using sometimes her own
body, and sometimes making the boy
use his to protect' the child fiotn the
storm ; and had net this precautiou beeu
taken, Mrs. Jessep, who was that child
of nearly a hundred years ago, mijiht not
be living to-day to repeat her mother's
account of that fearful night. The long
sleepless hours that intervened before
the morning, which might bring her re
lief or consign her to a similar or per
haps worse fate than her husband had
met, was an age of horrible forebodiugs.
As it afterward transpired, the six
meu had been stabbed by au Indian who
had stealthily crept up behind and done
his work with such precision and dispatch
that there was scarcely an outcry. Oue
of -the men, however, by the name of
William Freeman, escaped fatal iujury ;
the other five, including Mr. Joues, died,
it is supposed, instantly. Freeman after
a time recovered his senses, and with his
remaining strength crawled to the Ferry
.3 n lues
who immediately seut word to Fort Pitt,
from whence a party of meu was sent in
pursuit of the assassin. In the morning
Mrs. Joues and her children were
brought over to the Fort and properly
provided for. The pursuing party fol
lowed the Indian's trail for several days,
and fiually succeeded iu making him
prisoner at a point on Lake Erie, near
where the city of Erie is now situated.
His captors reached the Fort in safety
with their prisoner, aud it was at first
determined that the boy Jones should
shoot him, to avenge the death of his
father, but wiser counsel prevailed, aud
he was taken to Ilannahstown, placed iu
tho county jail aud afterward ti u d, fouud
guilty and executed the first man hung
west of the mountains by order of law.
Mrs. Jessep could not remember the
India n'3 name, aud as the records of tho
court were all destroyed when the town
was sacked by the Indians, this and the
precise date of the banging are likely to
remain shrouded iu mystery. As Mrs.
Jessep was a year old at the time of the
murder of her father, the inference is
that she was boi some years before
General Robiusou, unless his age was
greater than computed.
till at Makes a Town.
We copy the following from the To
ledo (Ohio) Blade :
Not many years ago, Cantou, in this
State, was one of the dullest and least
progressive towus in Ohio. Instead of
increasing in wealth and population, it
was retrograding, , as no oue thought
worth while to settle there, and leaving
for more progressive localities. Finally,
one man, a Mr. Ball, having invented an
improvement in mowing machines, pro
posed that if the citizens of Canton
would loan him ten thousand dollars, to
manufacture them at that place, he would
immediately erect a factory. Ihey did
it, aud that one factory was the nucleus
arouud which the following have gath
ered : Two immense agricultural im
plement manufactories, one of paper and
mower knives, one of saddlery hard
ware, two of furniture, one of cultiva
tors, one of wrought iron bridges, and
one of soap, besidess a large number of
others, move or less expensive. It must
not be supposed that those ' we have
enumerated are small concerns, the ma
chine interest alone supporting 2,500
people. The town has trebled in popu
lation, quadrupled in wealth, and the
people satisfied by experiment that man
ufactories can be made successful in the
West, are still pushing forward in that
Movements of Gen. Bueciunridue.
Aii Alexandriaj'Egypt, letter of Feb
ruary 6th, to the Boston Post, coutaius
the following : '
" This is the season of the influx of
Americans into Egypt, and tho number
is even greater thau in any previous
year. At my hotel no less a person thau
JohuC. Breckinridge is now sojourning.
He has been paying a brief visit to Cairo,
and return in a day or two to France,
wheuce he will soon leave for Canada,
with hi3 children, now at school in Yer
saile's.' He looks much thinner and some
what ofder than when he sat in the Uni
ted States Senate. He declared to an
American at" the diuner table, yesterday',
iu my hearing that he was tired of Lis
DrolonclvAl aboccco from the country.
-Terms of Subscription to n
THE HICKMAN COURIE1: "
$3.00, Invariably in Advance. '
Clubs of ten, to the same. pest office 52 00.
Address, Publiebera IIieKMA.1 CDEitjL
Great Crow Iloost In Kentucky.
One of the most remarkable sights in
Kentucky is a Crow roost, seven miles
from Lexington, on the Danville pike.
The roost is so old that the mind of the
oldest inhabitant of the blue crasa re
gion runneth not to the coutrury. Mauy
years ago the roost was nearer Lexing
ton, but as the trees were cut away tho
crows moved southward, always tseeking
the next piece of timber. ,
At the present there are uo lanrc for
ests iu the cduutry near the city, and
mauy pieces of timber have bceu called,
into requisition to lodge their black
highnesses. Hundreds sleep iu the open
field for want of a limb, and the wran
gle over a desirable bed in a tree top is
Komething fearful. By tho amount of
cawing and jawing done every evening,
we should thiuk the question of recon
structing the roost, or moving it alto
gether, was under discussion. Whether
the crows will ever obandou their, an
cient roost is a matter of doubt, but judg
ing by the fact that huudreds, if uot to
say thousands, hae already giv up tho
trees aud roost on the grouud, we incline
to the opinion that When there are no
more recvH JviJJ oulcrct ahciiiselTCT
A geutlemau who lives near the roost,
who his a fine locust grove iu front of
his house, was surprised one eTTning to
see it black with crows. For a time it
went well, but the roost became popular,
and every evening there was a wrauglo
to see who would get it. As the desira
ble place would hold only a few hun
dreds, a"hd there were some thousands
who nightly applied for lodging, the noise
aud confusion became intolerable. Some
times in the middle of the night an over
loaded Jiuib would break, aud then a
battle would ensue, lasting not unfre-
quently until day light. Tired out with
the uiu that banished the idea of sleep,
one night the old fellow and his sou
sallied out with shot guns and slew soma
hundreds of their anno-intr visitors.
Next morning the cro were all gOuc,
and returned no more to the grove. r
The other evening we drove out to
the roost, and witnessed a sight we shall
tot soon forget. It was 4 o'clock, wheu
we arrived on the ground, aud already
the crowds had begun to arrive. At
sundown they were cotniug from all di
rections, aud loug lines continued cu
tering the woods from every quarter un
til dark. Each flock had its flier, or
leader, who flew over the tree-tops until
he found his roost, when the head of the
columu lighted, the rest circling round
and round and winding themselves about
the thief. Only a lew crows would light
on the same tree where the leader light
ed, from which fact we judged he is a
sort of aristocrat with the conitnou herd,
and that the persons who slept on his
tree were his royal family und crows high,
in authority iu the flock.
Whether we imagined it or not, cer
tain it is that ou oue tree only two or
three crows sat, who kept up an iuccs
saut cawing, and every now and then
one would quit the tree, and, after flyiug
to au approaching flock, would return
and apparently report to au old fellow
i fJf.&WMU 'jOaJWL a U.y.h Ya ud d o vvj
Lis wings aud constantly gruuibuug
about something. He may have beeu
the king of all the crow natiou, and wo
regretted exceedingly that we did uot
understand the trow JaDguagw, so Vic
could report him correctly to the many
readers of the Commercial. At times
the venerable cuss fcpokc iu a highly ex
cited and guttural tone, and if we may
be allowed to judge by his motion, he
was considerable of a tyraut iu hu gov
ernmental affairs. The crows did not
seem afraid of us, aud were evidently
used to huiuau visitors. We drove' uj'
quite close to the trees bending beneath
their weight, but these birds, usually no
6hy, did not mind us much uutil my com
panion imitated the explosion of a guu,
when a scene that beggars description
followed. Instantly cries arose from all
parts of the wood, and thousauds of
crows flew into the air, circling rouud and
round us, cawing vociferously. At times
the noise was so great that although sit
ting side by side in the buggy, wc had
to speak loudly in order to be heard by
each other. Having -raised great dis
tress among our black friends, wo drovo
off, but for miles saw flocks in the air
still coming to roost. The rustic of the
wings iu flying was one of the most pecu
liar sounds we ever heard, a large flock
passing directly over our heads, wo
paused to listen, and could compare; the
uoise to nothing but the flutter of a mil
lion fans, or the rumpling of vast pieces
of silk. Although the crows will not
abandon their roost, it is a most annoy
ing one, tho boys from the city and ad-
joioiug farms are frequently goiug out'
with dogs and guns aud killing hundreds
of them. On a dark night they will not
fly from a torch, and if it is wet and
drizzly you can hardly start them up.
A double-barreled shot gun or an old
musket loaded with slugs, whe.Tfired off
under a large tree, has beeu known to
bring down as many as forty b'rda.
This inhuman murder is frequently prac
ticed by the youngsters who make beta
how many crows they can briuyiowu at
a b'lDgle shot. If startled out of their
sleep, the crows will fly from tree to tree,
and seem quite- helpless, losing in tho
night time all that cunning which char
acterizes them in daylight. When tha
firing continues for any time, tbey will
fly into the opeu fields and there sleep
until daylight. ' As soon as the day be
gins to break they quit their roost and
no one knows wuere. it nag uecu
estimated that a crow will fly a hundred
milesforhis breakfast and return after
6upper, and we have uot the least doubt
that mmy of the crows who bleep in
Kentucky are citizens of Ohio, Indiana
aud Illinois. We think that about onu
million crows sleep at the Church Roost,
and about the last of March they will
leave us aud scatter themselves over the
northern States, returning sgain next fall
to spend the winter with us. A gentle
man who has closely observed them for
many years, says that every year they
decrease in numbers, that they arc slow
ly passing away, aud in time, like tha
poor Indian, they will become a defunct
race on this continent. Cin. Cum. .
The Newark, N. J., people are out of
patience with tho steam man, aud' the
dourier of that' city, says : " Wheu will
this humbug, all aliout au iron boiW in
a smock" frock, be douc' with? That
wbicVis called 'the steam man' never
did, "and in all probability, never will,
walk the length of hid uosc."
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