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AN INDEPENDENT WEEKLY NEWSPAPER DEVOTED TO MATTEES OF GENERAL INTERS TO THE COMMUNITY AT LARGE.
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R. W. FURNAS,
Second Street, bet. Kalu and Water,
lHOWNVII.lE, X. T.
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HATES OF ADVEHTISIXO:
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F.n-b itUmnal insertion,
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i .,..; ranJiilnto? for oluce.
' (V.h in ad ranee Will do reuireu ior u u.-ri.i5c-meat
xeqt here actual repponsibility is known.
Ten p r rent for each change be added to the
l..e rate. .
Siandiiif: Husincss Cards of five lines or less, for
one year, i,n0. -
No advertisements will ie considered by the year,
anVss Fjiecifit-d on the manuscript, or previously
awduKn between the parties.
"Advertisements not marked on the copy fora speci
ted number of insertions, will be continued until or
dered out, and charged accordingly.
All sdvcrtiwinents from strangers or transient per
I .n, to be paid in advance.
Thejrt-ivik'ge of yearly advertisers will be confined
eijidly U their own business ; and all advertisements
n.it pertainin; thereto, to bo paid for extra.
All leaded advertisements charged double the above
Advertisements on the inside exclusively will be
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0 f irtfyti
Pesters, fl Blan3iS?
Show Bills f Bill Heads
Checks, " L Labels,
Calalojucs ':-A Circulars,
f!f!rniiTrt nil i cv n m i TiniCTO
onirriliu ukLLojunLu iiurvtioj
and every other kind of work that may be called for.
Ilavine purchased, in connection with the w Adver
tiser" t)16ce,aa extensive and excellent variety of
cf the latent ft vies, we are prepared to do any kind of
work mentioned in the above Catalogue, with neat
ness and dispatch.
The Projrietor, who, having bad an extensive ex
perience, will pi vc his personal attention to this branch
of business, and hopes, in his endeavors to please,
both in the excellence of his work, and reasonable
harj;es, to receive a share of the public patronage.
OSCAR F. LAKE & CO.
LAUD AND LOT AGENTS,
UiticE c i-ila. la. 1st and 21 Eta
Brownville, N. T.
-A. S. HOLLIDAY. M. D.
RROWSVILLE, X. T.;
Sulicits a share of public patronage, in the various
vJle and vicinity.
W. HOBLITZELL & CO.,
ffHOLESALK AKD RETAIL DEALERS IN
DRY GOODS. GROCERIES
D IIOWXYILLE, N. T.
MISS MARY W. TURNER,
And Dress 2VIiiLor.
lint Street, betveea JCain and Water,
BROWN VI LLE, N. T.
Bonnet and Itimmings always on hand.
C. 7. WHEELER,
233. EUHIi! .TI3 YTA'IXS 513.
Drovenvlllo. 3XT T. .
T. L. KICKETTS.
CARPENTER AND JOINER.
duo w im v i-ijiii:,
J. D. N. THOMPSON,
ATTOEY AT LAW.
,LU1 AJiD LASD AGENT;
Comer of First and At-antic Streets,
EROWSYILLE. N. T
V"ill attend the Courts of Northern MissourC 'o-"--ka
and Western Iowa. -
oon Street, between Main and Nebraska,
l.ROYYILLE, N. T. .
R. V7. FTJRITAS,
II' 11 LOT HI,
AND AC5'P.vrP TTt-n
UilOWNVILLE, N. T.
BROWNVILLE, NEMAHA COUNTY, N. T., THURSDAY, JANUARY 1, 1857,
A. D. JOIES,
TIIE "WESTERN HONEER LAM) BUSTER,
DEALER IN HEAL ESTATE,
OMAIIA CITY, N. T.
t57Land carefully located, and entered for cus
tomers. Lots and Lands bought and Hold.
E. M. M'COMAS,
. AND OBSTKTRICIAN,
XEMAIIA CITY, N. T. ,
Tenders big professional services to thd citi.en of
E. K. HARDING. O. C. K.'MBOYGH K. T. TOOKEB.
HARDING, KIM30UGH & CO,,
Manufacturer and Wkoletale Dcalcri in
ILVTS, CAPS & STRAW GOODS,
Ho 49 Main itreet, bet. Olive and Pine,
ST. LOUIS, MO.
Particular attention paid to manufacturing our
finest Mole Flats.
C. V. SNOW,
NUCKOLLS, RUSSELL, & CO.
WHOLESALE AMD BET AIL PEALER3 IX
HARDWARE AND CUTLERY,
Medicines, Dye Stuffe,
Saddlery, Boots & Shoes, Hats & Caps,
QUEEN SWARJE, STONEWARE, TINWARE,
IRON, NAILS, STOA-ES, PLOWS &o.
Also Furniture of all kinds, Window Sash, fcc
A. D. KIRK,
ATTORNEY AT LAW,
Land Agent and Notary Public,
Archer, Richardson county, N. T.
Will practice in the Courts of Nebraska, assisted
by Harding and Bennett, Nebraska City.
Attorney and Counsellor at Law.
GENERAL INSURANCE AND LAND AGENT.
And Notary Public.
Nebraska Citjrt Nebraska Territory.
WILL attend promptly to all buisness entrusted
to his care, in Nebraska Territory and West
September 12, 1856. vlnl5-ly
SPRIGMAN & BROWN,
RAILROAD AND STEAMBOAT
And General Commission Merchants.
No. 46, Public Landicg.
A. A. BRADFORD,
Nebraska City, N. T.
D. L. MC'GARY,
BRADFORD, McLENXAN & McGARY,
ATTOBFJBYS AT LAW
SOLICITERS IN CHANCERY.
Brownville and Nebraska City,
BEING permanently located ia the Territory, we
will give our entire time and attention to the
practice of our profewion in all its branches. Mat
ters in Litigation, Collections of Debts, Sales arid
Purchases of Real Estate, Seloctions of Lands, Lea
ting of Land Warrants, and all other business en
trusted to oar management, will receive prompt and
S. F. Nuckolls,
Win. lloblitwll & Co.,
Hon. James Craig,
St. Joseph, Mo.,
St. Louis, Mo.,
U ti M
June 7, 18o6.
Hon. James M. Hughes,
Hon. Jubn R. Shepley,
Messrs. Crow, McCrearyA Co.
Messrs. S. G. Hubbard it Co..
Hon. J. M. Love,
A. J. POPPLETON. im. K. BTER3.
POPPLETON k BYERS,
ATTORNEYS AT LAW.
And General Land Agents, '
rsu IJbUlU UxN TIME.
I S. tLiA,1, ttentioB given to the selection and en-
choice locations. 4
iry tu lianas lor JSnttlprs. n,l .11 J
Land Claims. Town Lr.ts and nil a. ,.r t-i t.
tate, bought and sold and investments made for dis-
JOHN S. HOYT,
County Surveyor and Land Asent,
Ur uicnawson eounty, N. Tn will attend promptly
to all business in hi nmUinn .v... .n,i
jucb ss Paying Taxes, Recording Claims. Subdividing
ARCHER, Richardson co.. N. T.
J. HART & SON
SADDLE k HHESJ
Oregon, Holt County, Missouri.
Keepeonstently on hand all descrlt'tion of IIamcL
Saddle?, Bridle?, Ac., Ac.
N. I. Every article in ftur shop is manufactured
by oorselveyind warranted to give satisfaction.
W. P. LOAN,
1IT01BET IT LAW
LAND AND LOT AGENT.
ARCIIER, RICHARDSON COLTNTT, N.
I J AXES r. FISEE.
wjrL n. GAaarr.
OLIVER BENNETT & CO.,
llanufacturers and Whales! Dealers in
BOOTS AND SHOES
NO. ST 21 All STREET,
(rOKXEELT,No. 101, CbKXIBOF MATH AKBLOCTST.
ST. LOUIS, MO.
Written for the Nebraska Advertiser.
A ITtJSKINQ HATCH,
BY TOM TURNIP.
That is,- one of those Trhicu the
majority of folks "read about' but
which "your humble servant'.' had the
exstatic pleasure of beholding. Not
such an one as Miss Chandler, in
"This, that,' end the other," told of,
where the - Civilized and intellectual
"youths and maidens" joined in the
happy task, but vrhere the backwoods
"greenies'! convened to do the work,
in consideration of a hearty supper,
and a "Philander" afterwards, which
last signifies to march the "fair ones"
around the room to the tune of some
appropriate song, and "winding up"
every few moments with a mock mar
riage and a kiss by each couple, who
were then ready for the next sett.
The ladies, by the way, didi not assist
in the "husking," but held themselves
in readiness for the aforesaid "Phi-
ander:" 1 '
"The shades of night were falling
fast," as myself and friend started out
on a iair star-nnt eve to attena a
"Husking Match" of the above de
scrintion. The distance was but half
a mile, and when wo arrived we found
a score of the sturdy swains, -already
on the ground and making the "nub
bins" fly quite cheerily, The advent
of no less a personage than myself,
caused a good many broad, uncivil
stares', but on the information of my
riend that I was not a "Philander-
ageable" biped, the curiosity princi
pally subsided, and the work proceeded,
New hands gradually arrived, until
the number reached about thirty, who
varied in age from fourteen to twenty
and in complexion from passably white,
o "decidedly brown.' Under all this
accession of numbers, the corn heap
rapidly grew, "beautifully less," until
about twenty-five bushels remained ;
when the heap and the hands divided
into two parts, and a race followed, in
which were mingled such whooping,
shouting, cheering and yelling, as made
the "vaulted arch of heaven resound."
The successful party took the first
"round"' at the supper table, while their
chagrined and defeated comrades had
o wait patiently for whatever chance,
meagre or otnerwise. mat awaiieu
hem. Supper was quickly dispatched
o - ,
however, by all, and they then adjourn
ed to a vacant room, near by, to "get
their monev back in chancre." The
quaint old song of
"Come lTiilandcrSjlets he a marching,
Every one his true-love arckinj " (searching.)
was struck up, and here they went
Didn't that little, fat, dutch damsel,
and that crane-legged "gophus" make
a laughable pair; she took, at least
three steps to his one, and gazed up
in his face with such a smiling counten
ance, as if to say "welcome, my long,
expected beau!" Another pair follows
them, in which the lady is the tallest
by some inches, and consequently lobks
dowil on her diminutive partner!
Couple after couple fellows, antiquated
and green enough, in all conscience, and
finally after the whole company had
compassed about tho room some dozen
times they suddenly brought up around
the wall with their backs thereunto
and their faces directed, in a circle to
wards the centre of the room. The
'squire and lady some suitable per
sons of the company who could sing
then announced their readine3 to wait
upon "customers," whereupon, the
bravest,, followed regularly, in turn, by
the lc$s, and least brave, presented
themselves before the officers and were
"hitched,' temporarily, with a verse o
some back-woods poet's composin
calculated to be suitable for such occa
sions, and the "ceremony was closed
with a kiss, given by thegentleman to
his fair partner, who, when the task
was finished, rapidly joined her female
companions, and was ready for the nex
sett. By the byymy friend informed
me that the exact spct, on the counten
ance, for impressing the aforesaid kiss"
was not limited to the lips, but theter
ritory.like the suicide's knife"; extended
from "ear to ear" 1
-tvnoiner ana inotner sett lollowea
he first, varying only in the song and
une, and thus the "play" continued
until near midnight, when a variation
of the general "programme" was de-
ermined upon by the leaders of the
sport, and accordingly "pleased-or-dis-pleased"
was introduced a rlav which
dispenses with the" marching, but re
gains, howc-ver, the more essential part,
g, wich : is doubly, in
requency tnereby. The party ar
ranged themselves in couples upon long
benches placed around the room, and
the ladies maintaining their seats per
manently, while the gents were obliged
o shift positions as necessity required.
A good, stout hand, with a twisted
handkerchief conspicuously displayed,
hen went the "rounds," inquiring of
the belles and beaux, alternately, the
mportant question, "pleased or dis
pleased?" which was answered as in
clination prompted, and when the
wished for suitor had taken a seat by
her side, whether to hi own particular
inclination- or not. he was obliged; to
ethis lips "squat" upon some part of
the aforementioned kissing territory.
Thus a favorite beau among the ladies,
I noticed had the exquisite pleasure
of "smacking" at least, two-thirds of
he female portion of the assembled
company, at the first "round."
After continuing this novel pro-
ceedure for half an hour, the party, as
by some secret instinct, suddenly,
silently and mysteriously broke up,
and the ladies entered the house-proper,
o adjust their bonnets and shawls pre
paratory to starting homeward. . Then
it was that hearts heretofore apparent-
y unconcerned began to flutter and
ump up into their owners throats, as
they stood waiting impatiently on the
outside of the house, ready to "dance
attendance" to their sweet-hearts, as
soon as they started home, and fearful
est "all would not be gold that glitter
ed." The door opened, and out they
came. Those that were confidently
certain of "coming it;" "pitched in"
immediately, and were quickly follow
ed by the doubtful and wavering in
I was not, by any means, an idle
spectator of ,the scene. As a spruce
young fellow steppedup to a "sprucer"
young lady, and as quickly stepped
away again, with an additional, imagi
native article of hoo known familiar
ly as "the mitten," my soberness gave
way, and I cried out, lustily.
That's tho way the noney goes;
Pop goes the weasel!"
The unfortunate fellow was not so
badly nonplussed, but that he made
application to a second piece of calico,
succeeded, and walked in majestic de
fiance down the land, with the rest of
the successful heroes. I pursued, as a
novelist would express it, "my dreary
teps homeward," turned into bed, and
in a short time feeling an uncomforta
ble retching within, arose and turned
out the "solid contents" of my
stomach, in a promiscous mass. Like
similar cases, of the bilious kind, the
organ had become overloaded with
"victuals" in too "green" a state, and
an evacuation became absolutely neces
sary. The remainder of the night
was passed in dreams of an unpleasant
kind, and when I arose m the morn
in?. I felt "all out of sorts." When
my friend questioned me about my en
joyment of the party, in general, I,
feeling just then slightly,- very slightly
in a poetic mood, remarked: .
I've told the all, 111 tri'l no more,
Though short the story he j
Lot me go back where I was before,
And 111 get a living without troubling the-
'plaguey' "Husking Matches."
West Charleston, 0.KDec. 1st, '56.
A Damfer. -Some years ago the
late Emperor Nicholas was visiting Na
pies, when King Bomba ordered a grand
review of his little army. After this
ceremony the King rubbed his hands
saying to the Uzar: " V ell, sir. is it no
a very fine troop? Could I not march
against France with such an army?
"Yea, certainly, replied the Czar,
"but the French Castom-hcuse officers
might' not let you pass
Many literary "effusions" proceed
from water on the brain. ' t - '
A desszrtation on hoops.
of the ladies, they
positively getting bigger and bigger.
The petticoat mania rages fearfully.
They fill up the sidewalks. As they
brush by you, you feel bones whale
bones, I mean, for there are no others
within half a mile of you. What a
dreadful reversal of the order of nature
is all this. I do not object to plump
ness and rotundity in the proper places,
but what sense is there in being to tre
mendously orbicular about the feet?
Between you and me Mrs. P. T. has
fallen into this fashion, and maugre
my remonstrances, has purchased one
of the most monstrous of these inven
tions. I examined it with much awe,
the other night, after she had gone to
bed. O, Roberto, it is, "fearfully and
wonderfully made." It is an institu
tion. In size it is like a small country
law office. I think it must have been
raised like a barn. It is latticed and
corded and stiffened with the utmost
ingenuity. When she has it on
"gudo wife" is (so to speak)
lamlet's father, "clad in complete
steel." She is just as safe as if she
were in a convent, fohe is entirely
shut out from this vain world.. Quoad
he earth, she is nothing but a large
skirt. So much for the safety of the
contrivance. The question of beauty
is another matter. Pa wtucket Gazette.
We have no desire to injure the mo
asses trade, but Xho isew .London
Chronicle states, as a fact, that a Mr.
Richards, who keeps a store on the
Hartford road, a few days since, found
in one of his empty molasses hogs'
leads, a human skeleton, the remains,
no doubt, of a negro, who was probab-
y asleep in the hogshead when it was
tilled on the plantation.
We don t want to injure the whisky
trade but must state it as a fact that.
once .upon a time, Dr. -Ackley. ot
Cleveland, had consigned to him from
Columbus, a large anaconda, which
belonged to a caravan passing through
he State, but, having sickened and
died, was sent to the Dr. for the Muse
um of the Cleveland Medical College.
But it never reached Cleveland; and
search being made, the cask in which
it was sent was discovered in one of
the unfinished rooms of the Neil House,
just then being completed. Upon
inquiry, it was discovered that the car-
enters and joiners at work on the
milding, had found the cask in one of
he rooms, and, thinking it would be
a good joke to steal away some fellow's
fcask of whisky, had moved it to
another room, tapped it, and actually
drank all the liquor. And there the
snake was found in an empty barrel,
the whisky having all gone down the
throats of the workmen. Upon this
discovery, there was some gagging and
bad feeling in the stomachs of that
lot of imbibers. Saiidusky Register.
A Dilemma. A gentleman, Mr.
George W. Stell, residing near Peters
burg, Va., caught a neighbor in a beaver
trap a few mornings since. Mr. b.
had experienced considerable difficulty
in keeping his watermelons quietly "at
home o' nights," and hit upon a beaver
trap to solve the mystery of their dis
appearance. Accordingly he set one,
upon the plan of a steel trap, though
larger, without teeth. In the morning,
instead of a thieving negro, he found
an hontst neighbor fearfully crouching
over lt-r-fasti Imagine the neighbor s
feelingsl " '
A correspondent of the Leicester
Mercury says that a prize has been
offered for a rhyme to the word
"month," and hopes the following may
be adjudged successful
"A lisping girl sat on her father's knee,
A trying to rhymo the little word MONTB;
And she laughed, as she said; "111 let you thee
I can thay it again, for I've thaid it TroN-TH.'"
"Well, her father replied, "I am lis
tenin? dear! Go on." And she ut
tered in haste; " Wonth and month;
And now," she continued, "I've rhymed
I'm thure you will never more call
me a dunth:
Some editor says that the destiny of
the world often bangs on the smallest
trifles. A little miff between Charles
Bonaparte and his love Letitia might
have broken off a marriage which gave
birth to Nanoleon and th9 battle of
Waterloo. To which the Chicago Ad
vertiser says: "Yes that is a fact. Sup
pose a "little miff" had taken place
between Adam and Eve! What then?"
Early Attachments. The attach
ments of youth rarely ripen into the
warm asd endearing love of maturity.
Like early spring bud3, they are nipped
by the frosts of experience, er fade
into dim recollections of their tran
sient beauty. -; '
From tho Rural New-Yorker.
ASS FARXESS mPROYTNQ!
This query is pertinent at all times,
and especially at the close of a season's
practical operations. It is an all-important
question withmany, and merits
the careful consideration of every Ku
ralist. Tho pecuniary interest and
general welfare of community depend
upon, and are directly enhanced by the
"progress and improvement" of its in
dividual members, for in proportion
to their advancement in modes of cul
ture, the judicious management of
theio affairs, and in tho attainment of
Wisdom and Wealth, will bethellappi
ness of the People and Prosperity of
ii n a . i
me country, xr, is pernaps uimcult to
determine the relative progress of im
provement during the year now clos
ing, or the past five or ten years, yet
by discussing the question somewhat
interrogatively we may aid individual
readers in deciding whether material,
substantial advancement has been made
by themselves, and in their respective
Much that is so called i3 neither pro
gress nor improvement. Appearances
are not always reliable testimony .
Good buildings, fences, &c, though
always creditable to the owner, and
indicative of improvement, do not in
variably accompany superior culture
and husbandry. The production of an
extraordinary crop on a limited space,
or of a single animal of extra weight
or beauty, does not prove the owner a
profitable cultivator, breeder or grazier
for the crop or animal may have cost
tar more than its market value. We
admit that much depends upon the ap
pearance of the farmer's homestead
and premises generally, and have ever
advocated the importance of good
buildings, fences, roads, and the vari
ous "improvements" and convenience
which tend to render his home pleasant
and attractive alike to his family and
in the eyes of strangers: Yet these
items, and the addition of. superior
educational and religious privilege St-"
the , conveniences ot good schools,
churches, &c, though exceedingly
commendable and important in and of
themselves, do not invariably demon
strate marked improvement in Agri
culture. So of extra garden culture.
ornamental surrounding, fine stock, and
other matters; all are pleasant to' be
hold and creditable to the proprietor,
yet if he 13 not annually increasing,
or at least maintamg, the richness of
his soil, and augmenting the value of
his premises, he is not a passenger in
the car of Improvement.
The great question for every culti
vator, and community of farmers, to
decide, is, whether he and they are
laboring advantageously and profita
bly. Is the soil deteriorating or im
proving? Does the farm produce less
or more than formerly." Is the income
sufficient to leave a proper balance over
and . above the necessary expenses of
cultivation,- for the support and educa
tion of his family?. If farming does
not pay why? Is it lack of good cul
ture, rotation, manuring, &c., or in con
sequence of a persistancc in endeavor
ing to produce what is not adapted to
the soil and climate, or crops which
are annually ravaged by insects? Or,
is the reason attributable to the want
of a convenient and good market for
the articles produced? By the way,
as much judgement and attention are
requisite in preparing for and market
ing as in the production of many
articles matters too frequently over
looked,' and which subject the pro
ducers to much loss. For instance, the
packing, shipping and marketing of
truit, dairy products, &c, and proper
information as to prices and the best
markets, are often of as much import
ance as their productien; These
articles are frequently sold to specu
lators and "middle men" at from one
fourth to a half less than their actual
market value a sad commentary upon
me mteiugenco ana enterprise oi pro
But we are digressing, and return to
the query Are Farmers Improving?
The great majority of our readers in
this State, the West and Canada, are
grain grower3. Are they improving
in culture and management? --sustain
ing the" fertility of their soil, increa3
ing its productiveness, and augment
ing their profits? This is a vital ques
tion", and one which will come home to
the minds and pockets of thousands
herein . addressed. Can you, reader,
answer it satisfactorily? Have you
not "mi3sed it, and failed ot lmprorcf-
ment, in some of your operations? By
persisting in depending mainly upon
one crop wheat, for instance have
you not made much slower progress,
and far less profit, than you would by
adopting a different system? Would
not more attention to other crops a
mixed husbandry, if you please bo
altogether preferable, especially where
ever the midge prevails? In fact, will,
not fruit grew ing. stock breeding.
grazing, dairying, &c, to a greater or
less extent, pay letter, even in your lo
cality where wheat has been tile staple
crop trom time w hereof the memory of
that venerable nd astute personage,"
"tho oldest inhabitant," mnneth not
to the contrary? In these" days of
railroads, and easy and cheap accessi
bility to market, farmers should take
advantage of their location and con
veniences for disposing of nroduet
mucu are, unuer iavorabie circum
i . r. i . .. f , ,
stances, much more profitable than the
ordinary staple crops. of the country.
nis matter seems to be overlooked by
many who reside in .the immediate
vicinity of village and city markets,
and railroad stations.
Connected with this matter' of im
provement are various important con-
i .. . . ,
siaerations, ana we could easily offer
many pertinent and suggestive queries
on the sublect. The items of farm
enrichment, productiveness and profit
are, however, tho chief mattrrrf 'in
which we proposed to direct attention!
and these, whether attained by rota-,
tion, manuring, underdraining and
judicious management, or allcombined,-
are,the main-springs of agricultural,
success and prosperity. We proposo
recurring to the subject ere .long, and'
may perhaps be enabled to offer reasons
for the belief that, while many farmers
have made little oV no. advancement,
others, and in some instances large,
communities, have make marked "pro-,
gress and improvement" in .culture,
management, and profitable produc
tion. C2Hsess rASirriirj.
A Shanghai correspondent of the".
New York Tribune, says: "
Every foot of ground is in tne highest
state of cultivation, and I have never
seen farms kept in better order in any
part of America. The fact is, foreign
ers have already derived many useful
hints from the Chinese, and may yet
learn more.- The chain-pump which
ha3" been patented in America as an
original invention, has been in use for
centuries in China. It is used to ele
vate water from the canals to their
ricefields.- A Frenchman, some fifteen
years ago, withmuch eda(,' commenced
hatching cgg3 by steam, in' Paris; This
has been practiced so long in China,
tVi n t fjrnrt timl!f inn or, . a11 1. .
' " .mvuuuu Vili UJi tcii niiu
was the discoverer of tho art. They
have large establishments, in different
towns, where thousands may be seen
hatching at a time; This, however, i3
a digression. Tho canal3 abo servo
another purpose. Where the-farmer
i3 not near a town, they supply him
with the most of his manure. In every '
direction we saw the farmers, with
bamboo tong3, drawing up the rich
mud Irom the bottom, just as fishermen
catch oysters. Ihis they spread on
their farms. The staple production of
this plain arc wheat, rice, hemp, silk,
KT7IE3 AS FARM TEAMS.
In an agricultural meeting atBoston;
reported in the Neto England Farmer,
Doctor Fisher, of Fitchbtrrg,- gave
some of his experience in working
mules, and his views of their value, as
compared with oxen and horses: , "He
purchased a pair last spring, weighing
seven hundred pounds each, and ho
found they could be kept very chean-
ly compared with horses. His horse.
t 1 l i . 7
wnica weigns aoouc one thousand one
hundred and fifty pounds, cats more
than8 both the roulej, while they do
nearly double the work that he will.
They yall work more hours, are le33
subject to" diseases and accidcnt3, need
but little grain n'ono except when
worked hard. He had not found any
bad tricks in them, though this is often
an objection urged against them. They
will pay for good treatment as well a3
a horse, and will bear poor treatment
much better.- They know how to
shirk,' it i3 true and in that respect
seem to be more intelligent than the
horse. They will draw a3 much on a
dray as a pair of oxen of double their
weight. A pair of mulc3 weighing
one thousand four hundred pounds,
will do nearly or quite a3 much work
as a pair cf horse3 that weigh two
thousand two hundred pounds, and tboy
will not eat more than half as much."
It is said to be a proverb in Virginia,
that "a mule never dies," and it it true
that their working life is two or three'
times that of the horse. Still, it will
be long before, they taie'tha place
which the horso now 113 on our faras,
though thero can ba npi question .bit
they might profitably do so to & cos.
There is beauty enough on earth tH
make a home for angels. ; ' '
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