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ftljcIHmoinc Cfotiri
t.iifly R. H. WARDEAj
X"»« copy p*r year, $1 5®
Four copies 6 00
to the citizens of Ottumwa and vicinity.
If 00
Twenty" 24 00
Where payment it net ends I* *le
a«c«, $2
v.ithin si* months} $2 50 within the yenr and
$3*tt.rf vijjiration ©f the y«ar.
Business Cards.
O S E 8 I
Ileal i:«latc Agent,
KEF LA!I» WARRANTS bought and sold.—
C^lictioK) in #11 parts of Southern Iowa
bromptty attended to. .
o i e—Near the cafser of 2»d Jt Wash
ington stri-ets. l^~.vy
V .*
WOOB, M. D. x. J. ttoroi.AII,SS. T.
TENDKR their professional serviees
Market street, wher« one or
both can be found at all hours, except when ab­
sent on business.
Ottumwa, April 18th, 1855.
Y S I A A' S U I i E O A',
Daliloitcga, Iowa.
^H^vember 9th. lH.' l.U' _______
"57 TT
e n i s
HAVING permanently located
in Oltumwa,offers his services to
the citizens of town and vicinity.
All work warranted. Ladies waited on at their
reticences if desired. Teeth inserted fiom one
Morris J. William*,
JiHenuy and CoumtUor at Law,
orruMWA, low A,
WILL practice in the Courts of Wap-
•lloan.l adioUiir.il counties. Collections and
nther business entrusted t« his care will be at
tended tn promptly.
Will give attention to pureh.ising and
•ellinsr real estate and examiniug titles.
Office in Washburn's liuilduij
Xilliucry & MantuainakliHI.
Sirs. & Blif« Roynolds
63T WOL'LD inforin'V.O'.ladies of Ottum
na and vicinity, that tJiey work at the llin^r
and Mant'iauiiiking bi'.sinoss. All work Will
be done in the latest "th^old Court
jjy Res'.deiice 1
C'ourtsi of Wdjiillo and adjaceat coun-
Also particular attention will be given
to the purchase and sale of Heal Estate, p»y
MMOtof Ta\*",Ae.
Ottunnva, Oct. l'ith—ly.
Ilrury B. McnflfrsliMt,
WILL attend to busine.M in the (^ourts
of all the counties in Southern Iowa, and iu
(lie Supreme Court at Iowa City.
Persons wishing to purchase or rent land or
town properly #rc informed that he has the agen
ty and management of much good property,
both in town and country.
March l»th ts3».-ly
tarn. D.
otviv. DXVIN.
me Heal Estate, Settlement of Titles, payment
•f Taxes. &c. February 16th 1^54.
J. & J* Devii», parent pleasure. Then, laying it aside,
A O N E Y S a A W a i
oiTiiwwA, IOWA. ••ikicca -and me'a til acquaintance,
(pi^ WILL practice in the Courts of Wap- i out honor that's theiast pipe old Jack
ello, Jefferson, Van Buren, Davis, Appanoose, Jenkins 'il ever 6moke. Now,sir, please
Monroe Lucas, Marion and Mahaska.
D. F. tiaylord
WILL attend to making sale of personal
property or Real Estate, at auction at any time,
for a reasonable compensation. He may be
found in Ottumwa, unless absent on business.
May Ibth, 1S51.
Imported Cigar*. Tobacco a ad
the big Indian, 3 doors above tkt P. G.}
main 8treet, Keokuk. Iowa,
Vallev are request­
ed to give me a call. Dealers through
out the State will be supplied every 3 months,
from my wagons, which ars constantly run
ning, at manufactory prices.
aug. 31j *64.
E. E. U A Y,
Drugs and medicines,
CPfinicalit Oil$. Paints, Dye-Stufft,
Mtruggist's Glaisware, Surgical
Jnttruments, tyc., fyc.
u i n o n I o w a
AST Also—Dealer in Dental Instruments,
Gold and Tin Foil, Perfumery, Window Glas*.
a-great variety of Fancy Articles, Sporting and
Fishing Tackle, &c.,&c., g^"
Agent for Du-
pont's Gun Powder, Smith's Machine Cards—
a full supply kept constanUr on haad.
March 8, 1854—lw
42, Main St., Saint Louis, AfuiotH,
And all kinds Sporting Aparalut.
materials constantly on
o o S o e a k o
Main St., below Spauldinr's Shop,
My THE proprietor keeps constantly on
hands a good assortment of Leathers, and is al
ways ready to accommodate customers with
good work in his line of business.
NovemberDth, 1854.y
NE bale of Buffalo Robes uist received
and for sals by IIAWLEY.
"•OPAL Varniah, Coach do. Japan do. Lea- 1 •boul
OTtlf" iiiliiW'DXi'i
31 ^itmitii |ktospa])tr------|)fbffir
Casting Off from Life's Moorings.
in "The Watchman" figures a Jack
Tar, who is designated as old Jenkins.
The character is well drawn, and the
writer shows himself well acquainted
with the sailor character. Wegir® be
low the death scene of 0!d Jenkins:"
In the coursc of a few years, hvtwcvpp
the rheumatism began to plav about the
with his former activity, by and by, by
sbw degrees, these pains and the con
comitant infirmities of ege increased up«
Jon him, and the yacht had to be given up
altogether. Then in the ample chimney
I corner of the servant's hall, in his tard
{ship's mansion, in wi.-.ter, and on a seat
jcoverfd witii an arbor, overlooking the
fish-pond, which Lord Mordant had eon
jetructed for his especial benefit in num
mer, the eM man passed his walking
hours—telling his ba'.tles and adventures
liiid and llood over and over again
to/ years—t ntil at last he was confined
to his room—then to his bed.
He lingered, however, for a long while,
anti L'trd Mordant, who had become
IMt #VMt
His lordship, upon entering (tic room,
asked Jack, as usual, how he leVt.
"I am drifting ashore fast, your bun
or," was the reply. •Old Jack Jenkins
'II soon be stranded i» eternity."
Keep your courage, Jack," said his
lordship "I hope you'll be with us for
manv a day yet."
••No, our honrr. The order's been
pasted to slip old Jack's cable, and the
chain's alrt-ady bitted."
*-Catt (do any thing for you? Have
you everything you wish?"
'*1 should like a pipe of *bacca, your
bamr. Tl e?e varmints of servants
Won't give
Nov. 23, 1S51.—6tn
A. H. & E. T. HAMILT0W,
Ottumwa, Iowa.
'ILL practice their profession In tlie
it me, though I've axed it
twenty times-— cos why—the doctor says
how its bad fot aiy cough.
The ccugh was ptaguey bad last night,
"Then Jack, I think they did right
You Lnow they must follow the direo
tior.s of the physicrar.."
I never axed for a pipe these three
wetks till yesterday. I know it'a a sea
i man's duty to obey orders but when a
inau'd oq his beam ends, and all the doc
tors in the service can't set up his rig
ging again—why, tlieu, 1 thinks its hard
I to thwan his humor. I shan't see day
light to-morrow, sir. and I should tike
one pipe afore 1 drops of! the hook
Ma} be 'hacca ain't sened out in the
other worhi."
Jack said this so earnestly, yet so
innocently, that hh lordship, notwith
standing that he saw the old man was
rapidly sinking, could scarcely forbear a
smile, and he ordered the much coveted
i pipe, which Jack smoked with much ap-
tQ ften
Having the advantage or along lesidence in
("he valley they will give particular attention to "ing fast, and at low water 'he soul of the
Securing and collecting claims, sale of War- old sailor '1! take its departure for the un
rants, Entries of land on time, buying and ~il-
^Qf jlfl p3rson for ,j)e tjjg'g
8een wor
••Do you feel so very bad Jack?" ask
ed his lurdship, with great feeling ex
pressed in the lone of his voice.
1 feels no pain sir but 1 knows that
ny cubla'f almost run out, the hat bight
is close to the hawser hole, ar.d there
ain't no lime to spare. 1 should like to
make my accounts all square before I
sheer off."
Lord Mordant sent immtuiateiy for
the rector of the parish, who soon arrived
at the abbey, and waa shown into the
old man's bedroom.
Lord Mordant would hate retired, but
Jack begged him to stay.
•'How do you find yourself now,
Jack?" said the clergyman, to hom the
old sailor was personally known.
"1 am dying, your reverence—dying
—slipping away—quietly and comfort
ably—but my glass is nigh run out."
••Shall 1 read to you, or pray with
"Thank you kindly—you may—1
•hall be glad to listen but first 1 would
like to a6k your reverence a few ques
"What are they, Jack? Spesk freely,"
said the clergyman. ••la your mind at
peace with the world? Do you possess
the hope of happiness hereafter?"
•'I am perfectly comfortable that way.
sir—as comfortable as a man may well
be, who is passing, as I have heard you
*ay, 'through the valley of the shadow
of death,' where all beyond looks hazy
through the spyglass but titers is oae
thing troubles me sorely."
•'Tbeu tell me what it is, my good old
friend, and relieve your mind from all
earthly cares."
•'Phis ain't an earthly care yoar rever
ence," feebly -eplied the old man, whose
life was evidently now fast ebbing a
•'So much the better, Jack. It is well,
if at this awful hour you had been en
abled to forget all earthly c&res, and to
turn thouglitd entirely to that future,
whose mysteries you are so soon to
solve. What is it you would speak t?
me about!
"It's one of those mysteries, sir, as 1
should like to have my mind made eesy
I «lip» off. I'll been spliced
ORF. jm to tire «*m—, yoir ravereueer end
jiiMi's of the old sailor, and his limbs again, poor thing! but it would have
grew triff, and he was no longer able to been a terrible thing to hate had hook on
perform hi? duties on board of the yacht through nil eternity with old mother
both have slipped their cable* afore me.
What (roubles me is to know to which
on'em I shall be lotted OQ to when I get*
up aloft.'*
"In tlio future world there is no roar
ringe, neither is there any giving in mar
ringe." replied the cierg) man. '-Let no
such trifling thoughts, occupy your mind
"Well," replied Jack, ''If your rever
ence says so, and the Bible says so, 1
suppose n't all right. Not !u'. what I
have liked to hook on to my first wife
Shipley's daughter. I could never have
he-nd the sorgs of ihe angels while her
tongue was agoing, your reverencc."
"Have you anything else troubling
you?" asked the clergymen, with diffi
cnlty repressing a smile, notwithstanding
the solemnity ol the occasion.
"No, your reverence, nothing. I've
never harmed any one willingly, and
though, maybe, I haven't done ull that
I ought to have done, lhope the the Lord
'II have mercy upon me and take me to
himself. You've eased my mind con
siderable, sir, in telling me as I shan't
be bound to Sally Shipley when I'm
gone from this. Hut kneel and pray,
sit I I'eei my breath failing fast the
cable's almost run out thp lafft link 'II
slip til root !i the hawse hole in a few mo
menis. Kneel and pr*y, too, your lion
or," addressing Lord Mordant. "Pray
with his reverence, that we may all mfcet
happily hereafter in he-tven."'
The clergyman knelt, umi poured out
his soul in prayer for the dying man,
who occasionally responded ••Amen" to
portions of the petition—bQt at 'ength he
was filent. The prayer was long and
earnest, and when the clergyman and
Lord Mordant rose from their knees,
they found that while the petition in his
bf hall had been ascending to the throne
of grace, the soul of tfca honest old sailor
had passed away.
Sanatory Sutetanc?.
As the warm weather is now at hand,
it will no doubt be very useful informa
tion to many persons to be told what
are the best substances for removing of
fensive odors from sinks &e. Copperas,
or sulphnte of iron, ie a very excellent
substance for slushing drains and sinks.
By dis solving half a pound of it in a pail
of hot water, and throwing it into a sirk
once per week, it will keep down all of
fensive odor and from the situations of
many houses in all our cities, it would
greatly tend to health and pleasure for the
inhabitants of each to do this. The chlo
ride of lime, or the chloride of zinc, will
aKswer just as well, but these are expen
sive substances in comparison with cop
peras (saJphatt of iron.) Lime is also
very useful, and is ^io doubt a cheap de
oderizer, but it.is not a very good one
copperas therefore is preferable to all
thepe substances. But there is another
substance which is farsupeiior to either
copperas, the chloride of lime, or zinc, a*
a deodorizer, both as il respects its qual
ities and economy we mean charcoal
Charcoal powder possesses the quality of
absorbing ammouiucal, sulphuretted hyd
rogen. and carbonic acid gases in superi
or degree to any other substance. Placed
in the ^ppnity.or spread among decaying
animal of vegetable matter, it absorbs all
the offensive and hurtful gat.es and keeps
the air sweet and wholesome.
We really hope that charcoal powder
will toon come into extensive use as a de
odorizer and disinfectant. It appears
to us that it can be ground in mills in the
limber regions whero wood is cheap
transported to our cities, and sold at a
very moderate price. We are convinced
that a plentiful use of fresh ground wood
charcoal for sinks, damp floors, and the
drains of cellars, would greatly tend to
prevent disease in many places, by ihe
absorption of miasma.— Scientific Ame
k Learned Judge.
The law is sometimes strangely "id
ministered, owing perhaps, to a strange
freak of communities in the bestowal of
suffrages. A case in poiut occured a
6hort time since, in anaJjoining county,
which may be cited as an illustration,—
A JuJge meeting a Justice of the Peace,
before whom a case had just been tried,
remarked: "Esquire, I cannot see how
you could possibly have given judgment
against the plaintiff in so plain a case!"
"Judge," returned-the other, I'll tell
you how it was: On last election day, 1
treated the fellow more than twenty times
bought him a new shirt lo make him
look decent, and Itt him have money to
electioneer on and what do you think—
ihe infernal rascal went agin me all day.
And now you see, tins ij the first hitch
I've had at him since, and & was bound
to put him through |o the end of the
"But, Esquire, y'ott should consider
that there are higher tribunals than a
Justice's Court, and your decis:on will
most certainly be reversed* and remem
ber, also, public opinion.
"As to your higher tribunals," said the
Esquire, if they don't like my decision,
why they can just resign and as for pub
lic opinion, fc won't give a tinker'8 cuss
for it, for I cxpect that, too, will go Hgin
me next election. The oflicj is mine
uow, and before they get me out of it,
I'll give some of them Ieilow4 ttiZulM fits
in the way of law."
tF A stranger in Mexico is struck
with the appearance of the milliner's
shops, where twenty or thirty stout men
with moustaches are employod in mak
ing muslin gowns, caps, and artificial
flewers. Her worse than a tbiY?
(.ooi) M:WS.
Wc are h'ppy to announce that the
contract for the completion of the Bur
lington mid Missouri River Railroal ftom
this place to Ottumwa has been let to
This insures the speedy consumma
tion of our connection with the L)es
Moines Valley. The contractors have
ravien the Road at the rate of twenty-six
thousand dollars per mile, out of which
they defray the expenses of what work
has already been done upon it. They
are lo continue the contracts for grading,
bridging, and tying, where they have not
been for?ei1ed by the sub contractors, and
have bound themselves to complete lite
Road, stock i-t, and run the cars upon it
lo \lt. Pleasant by the first day of Janu
ary next, and to Ottumwa by the first
day of November, 185G. This will be
as soon as the Road can possibly be built
with any reasonable degree of economy.
Among the gentlemen composing the
new constructing: com
A. Harding, Walte
Mr. Remington, each of whom, addi
tion to being men of ex-tensive wealth,
will carry into the enterprise an amount
of experience possessed by few. and sur
passed perhaps by none. Mr. Harding
is well known to most of our readers as
the contractor w.lo, in spite of all the
difficulties which interposed, was suc
cessful in completing our Railroad east
11 Galeshurg. This under all the cir
cumstances, was but little short of a mir
acle. Forty five miles of Railroad built
wiih nothing but Burlington enterprise
io hnck it—and that at a time, too, when
Burlington wis comparatively small and
desti ute of notoriety—was an achicv
merit of ao ordinary merit and, although
many grew impatient from ihe necessary
delays in the work, no man probably
could hare surmounted every obstacle,
and succeeded better, than did .Mr. Hard
Mr. Walter P.Clarke has long been
engaged extensively in the construction
of public woiks. His reputation as n
geudeman of wealth and a successful
contractor is as unlimited as the chains of
Railroads in our nation. He was pres
eut at the letting, and supervised in per
son. along with Mr. Harding, the exe
cution ol the contract. The papers were
signed yesterday morning, after which
he and Mr. Haidiug started on a tour
over the Road preparatory lo setting the
hands to work.
Of Mr. Remingtoft may say that
he is deeply versed in the bu«lne^s, has
innncnce motiied means to hack h::n up
with, ami has a reputation lor success in
business to sustain him, which would
alone be a sufficient guaranty for a faith
fi'l performance of the contract.
The other gentleman who compose
the company are men of wcatlli and high
standing in the commercial world. This
affords us every human guaranty of sue
Mr. Nye's hands *ilt oomnseoos the
work on section No. 8 to day. This
section embraces the heaviest work and
will be supplied with all the hands that
can possibly be worked upon it. Mr.
Ilibbard will go light to wor6 upon the
bridges, end Mr. Snelsor. to furnishing
the ties. The balance of the work will
be started in a few days and prosecuted
with such rapidity aa may brf neeessary
for its completion at the time specified.
The contractors have the money here to
"do up" for the wotk as il progesses,
and will spare no pains to push the road
to completion at even an earlier.daj than
designated if possible.
There can be no delay unless It is oc
casioned by the stockholder^ and it
would seem that importance of this en
terprise is sufficient to insure a strict and
hearty compliance of duty on their part.
Let them but come up to the scratch by
pa\ ing their stock, and our Road shall
be long in advance of all othd#»i» lb*
state.—Daily State Gazette. »s- :v
W y there is 110 Rain in Peru*
In Peru, South America, rain is un
known. The coast of Peru is within the
region of perpetual south eas'trade winds.
Though the Peruvian shore* are on the
verge of the great b'ouih Sea boiler, yet
it never rains there. The reason is plain.
The southeast trade winds in the Allan
tic oceau first strike the water on the
coast of Africi. Traveling to the north
west, they blow obliquely across the
ocean untill they reach the coast of Bra
zil. By this time they are heavily laden
with vapor, which they continue to bear
along across the continent, depositing it
as they go, and supplying with it rt)e
sources of the Rio de la Plata and the
southern tributaries of the Amazon.—
Finally they reach the snow capped An
des, and here is wrung from them the last
particle of moisture that that very low
temperature can cxtract. Reaching the
summit of ihal range, they now tumble
down as cool and dry winds on the Paci
fic slopes beyond. Meeting with no tem
pe rat'.ire colder than that they were sub
jected 10 on the mountain tops, they
reach the ocean before they become
charged with fresh vapor, and before,
therefore, they have any which the Peru
vian climate can extiact. Thus we see
how the top of the Andes becomes the
reservoir from which are supplied the
river* of Chili and Peru.—Lieut Man
ry's Geography of the Sea.
tW Thero is one reflection which
must be consoling to the poor Africans—
that however reduced their circumstances
might be, they were never known to be
without a scent.
Above all things, never teH Jie.
^JoMrs, literature, 6ntcnt( |lflus, ^itculhirf, (gintralioit, Iftarhtfs,
OTTUMWA, IOWA, JULY 12, 1855: NO. 22.
A MoTcmcnt Truly American.
The Discussion between Archbishop
Hughes and Sena or Brooks, has brought
to light the fact that a strong desire pre
vails among the Catholics of New York
to break off their allegiance from Rome
and establish an independent Church in
this country, lo fact, it is impossible
that the Church, subject to a power ab
road, which can' confer titles, divide our
country out into provinces, withdrow
bishops and unmake priest* at will keep
ing down native ecclesiastics and build
ing up those of foreign birth, can exist ip
these United States amidst the light of
free discussion. 1'he following we quote
the Express, as evidence of the ten-
dency of the public mind:
7 the Editor of the N. 7. Exprt&f
I am requested to call your attention
pany, arc Messrs. to your calling John Hughes Archbishop
er P. Clarke, and of New York. That is not the fact, for
he was not elected by the ministry or
the laily of thik city, but he was appoint
cd to that oflice by the Pope of Rome,
and is in fact the Pope's Archbishop in
the diocese of New York, and nothing
And am requested to stale a* a fact,
the Laity and a number of the Priests
are anxious that some leading paper
would call a meeting of the intelligent
and independent laity to organize a num
ber of independent Catholic Churches in
this city, who shall and will own and
maintain in their own Church, and call
permanently a priest at their own charge,
who shall, if he so will, "marrv," and
iha: the whole service of the Church
shall be performed in ihe English langu
age, and that meinbeis of the Church
shair be allowed the Bible in their fami
lies, and such other improvements in the
worship as this enlightened age demands.
This is requested by a priest, and a num
ber ol them eland read}*, as soon as con
gregations are organized, to accept the
calls and fill the offices when demanded.
He states also, that full two thirds ol
priests of" this city aro ready to revolt
fiom under the tyranny of John Hughes
but dare not until the independent laity
logins. Such Mr. Brooks is the *ring
that John Hughes cannot stand for this
is the wenk point of the Church. You
have no idea of the amount of good you
will do in advocating and defending this
actual revolt, which ia now rife and
ready. I am, respectfully yours.
It will be recollected that a Catholic
corrospondent of the Creole, last summer
made tha same demand for Catholics in
New Orleans. We have on all occasions
advocated the rights of the Laity of the
Church, not only to the full enjoyment
of religious opinions, hut also to that
freedom which characterises the relig
ious world rn this land of civil and re.
Hgious freedom.
He would Peak.
il was a question whether, in default of
persona! service, a warning to a militia
trailing would hold him, unless left un
der that bed, a9 being his "last usual
place ol abode." During Ihe stay of
shake your head just as much as you
please, but 1 tell you, as long as 1 have
got the tpiriis of a man I will peak
%W Less tobacco ia imported from the
U, States to England now thau in 1790.
In London, nineteen-twentielhs of the
cigars offered for sale are either adultera.
ted or wholly fictitious The duty on
American tobacco is 75 cents a pound!
19* There is an institution in Havana
called the Penela, a sort of hospital,
where husbands have the power to con
fine their naughty wives. The power
is frequently exercised, the husband, dur
ing the absence of hie wife, paying^the
expense*. '£?•. J*
y ",f. 'si!
il ifiiim# 1 s»«'
CF* At the present day, there are no
where such good tanners as in Russia:
and nowhere are fursao well dressed and
prepared for use.
We see by the
urn's profits on his
i I
Joe Dovetail had a wile, a strorg
minded wife. She looked upon Joe as
a sort of necessary evil, treating him
very much as the lady did her husband
on the North River steamboat, who
ventured to object to some of her ar
rangeinents for traveling, when she shut
him up suddenly by telling him, in the
hearing of a dozen passengers—"Why,
what is it to you? if 1 had known you
were agoing lo act so, I wouldn't have
brought you along." But Joe and Mrs.
Dovetail never travelled. They were UT An iron steamer of twenty-hve
always al home, thvugh Joe was rarely thousand tons burden is being construot
seen there or elsewhere. She had long led in England. It will by propelled by
trained him to the habit of retiring under engines capable of being worked up ro
the bed when company called and so fa- I ten thousand horse power. It is capa
miliar had he become with that reireat, ble of carrying 12,000 tons of coal—
Mrs. Joe s friends, he occasionally thrust estimated that its average rate of speed
out his head, like a tarile, but one glance will be 15 miles an hour. The distance
of the loving eye of h:s spouse would from Miiford Haven, in England, to Port
send him under with cold Bhivers run* Philip in Australia, by way of the Cape
ning up his back One day, as she was, of Good Hope, is about 12.000 miles,
hob-nobbing over the fire with a friend which will be travelled at this rate in
and a social glass, Joa thrust out his about thirty days. Early next Spring,
head and defied the shakes and frowns of she is expected to make atrial trip to
his wife, till grooving valiant and despe- ihe United States and back, in less than
rate he scng out —"My dear, you may a fortnight. This is the largest vessel
Mrs. SwIsslK'lm on SenUuicnlalism,
All that stuff abjut woman's love has
been said over and over again fifty thoua
3nd times to the great detriment of the
best interest of humanity. There is no
kind of necessity for using the press to
persuade silly girl's that it is very ro
mantic and womanly to love scoundre!,
to leave her affections unguarded by rea
son or experience, and drill helplessly
into ein, shame and despair as an cvi
dence of her unsuspecting womanhood.
It ia not that woman's affections are
stronger and more durablp than man's.
We think the very opposite is. the case
and two thirds of the women who pine
or die for love, do so for want of some
thing better to do. Everything calcula
tea to make lovesicknesa a becoming
feminine accomplishment, is a great in
jury: but to strew the path of the suicide
with the flowers of poesy and romance,
is in a very great degree reprehensible.
The best motto to guard a young girl
through the mazes of love, is "Do right,
and trust in God," A girl who has done
nothing wrong has little cause to mourn
over the fickleness of a prelenued lover.
Better he should change bis mind before
marriage than after.
The Artesian Well at Charleston.
The pursuit of water under difficulties,
ss concucted by MajJ*\ A. C. Weltor.,
has been carried to the depth of twelve
hundred and forty feet.—We have al
ready reported the troublesome nature of
the rock wh'ch was encountered at twelve
'hundred and thirty feet, and was the
source of much delay. The auger and
drill worked in with great difficulty, and
the iron at length was broken off and re
quired a full diap'ny and exorcise of Ma
jor Welton's characteristic perseverence
and ingenuity for its extrication. This
rock, which measures two feet eight
inches, was finally pierced through on
Tuesday evening last, when the borer
sank itself to the depth of several feet
below, and the water gusheo out.—
Sirce then little has been done beyond
an- occasional stirring up and bucketting
out of sand—ihe action of the water
gradually deepening the bore, as we no
ticed wos the case on a previous occa
lion with the vein lapped at twelve hun
dred and twenty five feet. The watei
now yielded s*ems to the taste purer
than that stream, and the supply is per
ceptibly increasing when not oteurttcted
by the sand.—Courier.
The Detroit Free Press says:
•'They hare a novel mode of banking
in Chicago. The private bankers go
down to the State of Georgia, purchase
old bank charters (which seem to be
plenty,) galvanize them, go to Philadel
phia and New Yrork and get quantities
of bills struck, return to Chicago, and
advertise that the notes of such a bank,
located at such a place in Georgia are
redeemed by such a banker 'the same as
Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Wisconsin, and
other Western currency/ which ia one
per cent., we suppose.
"Nobody is responsible for lha finaT
redemption of these notes. The banks
have not so much as a place of business,
in Georgia, (and if they had, what good
would it do the people of Michigan?)—
the private bankers in Chicago who cir
culate the notes are not individually lia
ble for them and altogether it is about
as worthless a currency as can be imag
ined. Efforts are being made, we ob
serve, to push it out in this State* A)l
we have to say is, don't touch it."
sufficient for her consumption on the
outward and homeward voyage to and
from Australia. Besides his, it will ac
commodate about 4,000 passengers, and
carry 5,000 tons of merchandize. It is
on record.
ty For the Tast two years bread has
been sold in Paris at less than cost, the
difference being made uy to ihe hnkprs
by ihe government
papers that Barn
Baby Show was
Miss., a few days, ago, a negro, who,
with hi.') wife and three children, occu
pied a hut upon the plantation of Colo
nel Peques, was very much annoyed by
ileas. Believing that they congregated
in great numbers beneath the house, he
resolved lo destroy them by fire and ac
cordingly one night, when his family
were asleep, he raised a plank in the
floor of the cabin, and procuring aa arm
ful of shucks, scattered them on the
ground beneath, and lighted them. The
consequence was that the cabin was
consumed, and the whole family, with
the exception of the man whetigUted-lhe
fire, were burned to death.
fT" A gang of counterfeiters were ai
rested in Puntotoc, Miss., and some
hundred and fifty thousand dollars ot
counterfeit bills on various banks, to
gether with plates, dies, die., were found.
The police are after some of their com
panicn?, who have fled lo Arkansas,
It is said that oiled saw-dust, act­
ed on by the rays of the sun, will under
go the process of ignition spontaneously
in about sixteen hours.
The weather is very warm.
Ilaffs of giMtfrtistng.
For one square (12 linn1*} in invrt on,f1,(K)
Each additional insertiMy bJ
One column, per year, 40,00
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On? fourth 12,0*.
Patent mcdicinea, p«r coUmn,yearly &0,00
tfusinecs and Professional Cards, not nakicg'
more than 8 lines, $5 per year.
All advertisements, handed in withouthavlng'
the number of insertions marked therccn, will
be published till ordered
and charged
Q/3" A liberal deduction made te yearly ad
Attorneys held responsible lor all legal
advertisements handed in ty them.
From the Prairie Farmer.
PER.—Thomas W. Ladd.of Smiihfield,
Jefferson county, Ohio, writes the Oh o'
Fanner that he has found a remedy and
cure for "distemper" in horses. He
"Having three eolis sick with thi4
disease, an experienced farmer told me
to use tar, and ho thought that the colts
would soon recover, and that those which
had not taken the disease would trot hav#'
it at all, or bat slightly. I followed hia
direction, to my entire satisfaction. I
give the colls, morning and evening, na
much as I could readily get into their
mouths with a paddle. After a few
applications, tha sick ones commenced
running at the nose, their apnetite re*
turned, and in a short time they had en*
rifely regained what they had lost from'
the disease. The others never took it
to my knowledge. Some prefer mixing
Sth oil with ihe tar, but I used it alone,
and I believe it to be entirely sufficient,
if the article be good pure tsi. 1 would
have no faith at all in the coal tar 09W
in use in some places.**
zaukee County Advertiser, says:
••In ihe May number cf the Chicago
Prairie Farmer, an article appears, con*
tributed by A. O. II an ford, Esq., of
Waukesha, recommending the use of
tar and linseed oil, equal parts mixed,*'
to be applied while warm to fruit trees,
to destroy the bark louse." While itt
Waukesha, a few days since, wechanced
to visit the orchard of Mr. A. Griffin,
who with a saddened countenaHce pointv
ed to his once thrifty and productive ol*
chard, now totally destroyed by the ap»
lication of tar and linseed oil. It ap«
pears that he had heard of the success of
the experiment as tried by O. S. Rath*
burn of Brookfield, and resolved lo make
the trial on his own orchard, the result
of which was the entire destruction of
a beautiful and bearing orchard.
—Put into a preserving pan as many
pounds of sugar as you wish to eabh
pound of sugar put half a pint of water,
and the white of an egg to every four Vj
pounds stir it together until the sugar ia
dissolved, then set it over a gentle fire,
stir it occasionally, and take off the scorn
as it rises. After a few boilings up, the
sugar will rise so high as to run over the?
top of the pan to prevent which- take it
from tho fire aftw minutes, when it will
subside, and leave time for skimming.-**
Repeat skimming until a slight scum ov
foam only will arise then take off the
pan, lay a slightly wetted napkin over
the basin when the sugar is clarified,
rinse tho skimmer and basin with a glas»
of cold water, and put it to ihe scuiiVr
and set it by for common purposesv*
WASHING SILVKR.-—A correspondent
of tfie Germantown Telegraph say*—
"Some thirty years since I was in«
formed by a proprietor of one of the
largest and oldest silver establishments
in the city of Philadelphia, that
keepers ruined their silver by washing if'
in soap suds, it makes it look like pew*
ter never put a particle of soap about1
your silver, then it will retain- its origiil*
a u s e w e n i w a n s o i s i n a k e
piece of soft leather and whiting, and rub*
it hard.'
"I had formerly seen silver washed ia
wster with the addition of a little soap,
and rinsed in clear water. I adhered
strictly to his advice, and found a great
difference in the appearance of the sil
Cru roe WASP STINOS.—An ex
change says—"In picking a peach from
the tree, the wrilter was so severly slung
in the ringer by a yellow wasp, (called
by untaught boys, 'vallet jacket,') as to
cause the effusi jn of blood, to prbdoe*'
pain eveu up to the shoulder. Salera
tus, mad? into a paste with water, wa^
soon applied as a poultice, and in half
an hour had so completely neutralized
the acid poison, that the swelling had
entirely gone down, and nothing remain
ed but the soreness occasioned by the*
puncture. This application has proved'^
belter than liquid ammonia, so fkr as a
limited trial has proved, and is probably
the best remedy for stings generally*"
BARK LICE —A correspondent asks if
ashes or lime will not kill the Bark Lice.
Of course they will, if they touch themy
and can be wet so aa that the alkali shah
penetrate the insects. But dry ashes ot
lime are so easily blown away that it
would do comparatively little good lo ap
ply them. Make a ley of either but
ashes is better, because it does not con
tain the while substances which disfigure
and somewhat injure the tree, and put it
on while the animals are hatched and
HORSE PROVENDER.—The best herse
provender, says the Maine Farmer, tlat
we ever used, was a mixture of t^o*
thirds oat meal aud one-third corn meaU
The oat meal has been thought by some
physiological chemists to contain much
muscle or flesh forming matter, and the
corn meal to contain much fat forming
material and therefore, when couibiatd'
together, we get both principles combin*
ed. Our experience with this feed coe*
roborates the above theory.
WEAVEL —These troublesome pee*
may be kept out of grain bv using salfc
Sprinkle a little fine salt on the bottom
and around the sides of the bin a* yot
fill up, and over the top when fuil.—
tyheat kept in lUd salt ba*rj
be destroyed by the wsavi'

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