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BEOWNVILLE, NEBRASKA, THURSDAY, JAN., 9, 1862.
ATTORNEY AT LAW,
A X D
' .SOLICITORS IN CHANCERY,
Corner First and Main Streets,
jBroNnvillc, - - - Nebraska
77dr. d. gwin,
Having permanently located in
DROWN VI LLE, NEBRASKA,
Fr lie practice of Medicine and Surgerj, tea
QSici on Main Street. no23v3
ZS: 110 LEAD AY, 31. D.
gipertfnUy iuforma his friend in Browuville and
1(ji4;eiuitiiy that he bat rebumed the practice of
vro'Tirlnc. Sursrcrr. & Obstetrics.
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mJbopeii,btrvct attention to bisprofeshion.lo receive
urit jeneruua patronage heretofore extended to him. In
4'icae where it is poosibieorexuedieut, a prescription
fc' iurt. wUI be done. Office at City lrug Store.
- . leb.2'S. 35. iy
' JAMES S. BEDFORD -
'ATTORNEY AT LAW,
' - IIas:cr ConinLssioncf la Chancery.
EEOWKYILLI, y. T.
T. M. TALBOTT,
Bring located himself in Drownville, N. T.,teu
erhi ((rdfesiiional gerrices to thecommuni ty.
Clocks .Watches & Jewelry.
f9 Would tnuounceto tlie;itiiena of Brownvtlle
VV and viKnity that he has located himself in
, tiyt Rrnwnville. andin tends keeping a ful 1 assort,
.(f fverythinRin Mslineof buoineR, which will
tuTd lew fur cash. lie will also do all kinds of re
urmof clock, watcheaandjewelry. Allwork war
EDWARD V. THOMAS,
ATTORNEY AT LAW,
S lie it or in Chancery.
OT.ce cirner of Main and First Streeta.
TABLE HOCK, NEBRASKA
Kefrretjce, Dr. I), (iwin, Crownvillc.
. April II, ' I. niO-Iy
HOUSE. SIG.Y A.D OILVAHEMAL
CLAIZER AM) 1'APEU UANGER.
i;i;mNYlLLE, N. T. 1 1
Tlie Newest und Best Music
JJfth Wal and intrumenUl by the best Amerioan
and Earopenn eduirxeni, Bpoara regularly every
week In the HOUSEHOLD JOUKXAL. Price Four
du. A new to ng by Jstepbcn Glover, pjears in
New Shoe Shop.
Repectfnlly lEforn the titirer.a of this place and
uiaity that he has oniimenocd the manufactory of
fc-utu and bea in Browmille, and hopes by attention
ad care to merit a share of public patron ipe. Hi
xkua!lcf the beht iuhty, aud hi work all war
nnjeJ to "pive atlIction or no pay."
All sty!esif work, from a No. t, fine caK pkin boot,
toicoai-Ke brogau, aud at price fco low that uona can
fcive me a rail at my shop, on First street, between
Kift ami Water.
Bruwnvllle, Way 9, 1S61 ly
J. WILSON BOLLINGER,
A X D
Counsellor at Law
General and Collccllnsr Aprrnt.
BEATRICE, GAGE CO., NEBRASKA.
WILL pmcfice in tbe several Courts in Gftgo and
adjoining countues, and will givo prompt attontion
allbuMne? entruiited to bim. Collections prompt
ly made. Iif" articulr attention given to locat
ing Land Warrants un Uiidj carefully selected by
September 25, '61. cl2-yly
H. A. TERRY,
Wholesale and Retail Dealer in
Garden, Field and Flower Seeds,
GRATE VIKES, GOOSEEEUSIES,
Currants, Rasrberrie, - Blackberries,
Ao, and Ornamental bhrulbtry Generally.
CliKSCENT CITY IOWA.
COUNCIL BLUFFS, IOWA.
"WILLIAM F. KITER.
Kay 17, I860.
M i ETAKDAED
.... 1 CF ALL KIKDS.
FWRBMIXS & GREEK LEAF,
, 1V2 L4Kn ST.. CHICAGO,
ad corner of Main & Walnut Sts, St. Louis.
. fxiBUY OXLY THE GEJJU1'E.
Ad A1NST TUB
THE FIRES OF FALL,
Ey Prime, A. No. 1 lnsurai.ee,
mm mwm ca.
The Fruits of the Phanix
Are manifest in the following statement of Facts
and Fgiires, showing the amount -equalised to public
benefit, in tbe sLapt of los-es paid in the wetand
South, JurinA the past fur years ;a substantial rec
ord of a
ITcIl Tried Corporation.
3 2,fi 70
27,6 9 i 83
Insurances ed in this
icitod.and iiolicies i.?uei and renew
ding Corporation, at fair rate by
iu. V. J iiUAlAb
Brownville, Sept. 5, 13:30.
CITY LIMEY STOLE
ROGERS & BROTHER,
AKNOl'VCES to the public that be bas purchased the
Livery Stable and Stock formerly owned by William
Koaseil and aMed thereto fine otock, and is now prepar
ed to accommodate the public with
THE TRAVELUflG PUBLIC
Can find at his Stable ample accommodations for
horses, mules or caitle.
BEXAM1K & JO.SnrA ROGERS.
Brownville, Oct. 15. 1860. nl6-yly
J0H1T L CAES01I
' (Successor to Lubbauch & Carson,
jJ" s -w $L 4
LAND AND TAX 1'AYlNG
Dealer in Coin, Lncurrent JVovey, Land
Warrants, Exchange, and Gold Dust .
IJIIOV A ILL.;, K Xllll ASIIA.
T will pire especial attention trbylnct and sellinR f i
.hnnpe on the principal cities of the I'nitcJ Siatesand
fiorope. Gold Silver, nncurreut Hank Bills, and
(io'.d Uuft, Collections made ou all accessable points,
ami proceeds remitted in exchange at current lates.
DcpoMis received on current account, aud interest al
lowed on special doMta.
3IAIX STREET, ISETTTEnX THE
Tciegrapli and IliC 5J. S.
RE FERE C E S :
Lind & Brother Philadelphia, Pa.
J. W. Carson &. Co., " '
Miser. Ui' k &. Co. Baltimore, Aid.
Youne Carson, - " "
Je . Thompsou Mason. Cl'r of Port, " '
wm. T. Smithsoii, Ei., Hanker, VTashinptoP, D. C.
J. T. Stevens. Esq., Att'y at Law,
Juo. S. Gallaber, Late 3d Aud. -L. S.T.
Tarlor &. trie'ili, Bankers,
AicC lei land. Pye is. co.,
Hob. Thomas G. Pratt,
Hon. Ja. O. (iarson.
P. B. Sinaii, Esq., Pres't S. Bank,
Col. Geo. Schley, A'y at Law,
Col. Sim. Harnbletou Att'y at Law,
JudpeThok. Pei ry,
Prof. H. Tutwiler,
St. Louis, Mo.
Kov 8, lS60-tf.
P-Xoxoy Acivnncod on
PIKES' PEAK GOLD!
I will receive Pike's Peak Gold, and advance
money upon the same, and pay over balance .f proceeds
as soon as Mint returns are bad. In all cases, I wi1'.
extfbitthe printed returns of the United StatesMiD
ar Assay office.
JNO. L. CARSON,
BULLION AND EXCHANGE BROKER
A N U
4. C O X S T A D LE .
O-u, STEEL. NAILS,
n:ins. axles, files
jL-S t C dJ" w w f
o: Hubs, Spokes, ani IV. :
Third street, between Felix nJ Eaui !
BAINT JOSEPH, MO.
"hiih i .on. t St. l.niR wice? for cash.
6 Hiehest Price Paid for Scrap Iroa.
rea,i,er J, 155i.-ly. . :
mo WNVILLE, NEBRASKA.
Alain, Between Levx and First Streets.
Particular attention given to the
Purchase aad Sale of Ileal
Estate, Jlaliinjr Col
Payment or Taxes for IVon-llcsi-tlcnls.
LAND WARRANTS I'OHL SALE, for cash and on
LAND WARRANTS LOCATED forEast.?rnCap
itolists.on lands selected from personal examination,
and a complete Township Map. showing Streams,
Timber, Ac, forwarded with the Certificate of loca
tion. Hrownville.y.T. Jn. 3. ISol. yl
'PiKc's Peak, or Sjust.'
DRY GOOI3S HOUSE.
rT o. 12., rX,ixx otrcot,
3R0WIIVILLE, II. T.
nave Just completed tbir r.ew rusinesF bouse on
Main Street, near the U.S. Land Office, iu Brownville
w here they have opened out au4 are ottering on tbe most
Dry Goods, Provisions,
Of alt Kinds,
A!V DIlXEr F210TS,
j t. ' r Liquors, Cigars,
AM a";.,,.- . " other things everybody
call, and i: -our stock
SEMI-ANNUiL STATEMENT, No-102-
JVTay lot. 1QC1.
Cash and cash Items - -Loans
well secured - -
Seal Estate - - - - -2t2
shares Hartford Bank Stocks
2125 New York " " -
1010 " Boston "
f07 other ' -
United State and State " "
nart Id Haven R.R. bonds "
Hartford City Bonds
Conn. River Co. & R.R. Co. Stock
Total Assets -Tula
I liabilities -
. 15,000 00
ICO 750 00
- 29.700 00
36 760 00
For details of investments, see Email Cards and Cir
culars. Insurances may be effected in this old and substantial
Company on very favorable terms.
JOHN L. CARSON, Agt
BROWXVILLE, N T.
Jr"DwellinRs and Farm Property insnred lor a term
of j ears at very low rates 3 lyno4
Johns & Crosley,
SOLE MANUFACTURERS OK THE IMPROVED
Is the Cieajjest and most durable Roofing
IT IS FIRE M"D WATER PROOF
It can bo applied to new and old roofs of all kinds, and
to ehingle roofs without removing the shingle.
The cost is only one-third of Tin,
and In twice as durable.
Gutta Percha Cement
For preserving and repairinR tin and other metal rogfn
of everp description, from its in et elasticity iu not in
jured by the contrarian and expansion of metals, aud
Will not crack in cold or. Run in warm
These materials have been thoroughly tested in New
York and all parts of the Southern and Western states,
aud we can give abundant proof of aliwe claim in their
They are readily applied by ordinary laborers, at trifl
"NO HEAT IS REQUIRED."
These materials arc jmt vp ready for
use and for Shipping to all parts of the
Couulry, with full printed directions for
Full descriptive circulars will be fur
nished on application ly mail, or in per
son, at onr principal office, '
510, B ROADWAY,
(Opposite St. N'icbol.m Hotel ) NEW TORK,
JOHNS & CRQSLEY.
Feb. 23, 1561. AGENTS WAITED, 6 mo-
Furnitur 31 uiuiiiictoiy.
The Undersigned having opened a shop
BROWNVILLE STEAM MILL,
Are prepared to put np all kinds of
To order, at short notic. We will manufacture
CHAIRS &c. &c.
We are also prepared to furnish Coffins with the ut
most dispatch. We have n hand weli feaKneJ Black
Walnut lumber for tbat purpose. We have the facili
ties of makiiiK furniture as cheap as it can be furnished
in this country, wheu durability is taken into the ac
count, as we warrant all of our work.
We solicit the patronage of the communis.
We will take in exchsnrre for furniture all kinds of
farm produce? The biehe.t prices for butter, eggs,
and lard will be paid the entire hot season.
Brownville. My 30, ly.
CHAMBERS & XOTES.
JlH jiii jgg
limn, COLEMAN, CO,
nnonnce to tbe travel in public that their splendid
commodious Steam Ferry running across from
is ore of the best in every respect on the Upper Mis
souri river. The Boat make reeular trips every hour
sothat no tiniewillbe lost in waiiina.
Ti e banks on bnth side of tbe river are low and well
traled which renders nnl adins unneccesary as is the
case at ni"st other ferries.
No fear need be entertained a to difficulties at or near
tbi-i rrosin, as everybody in this revi""- n both ide
if tne riveris for the Uulou the str.nae-t kind.
Our chaiKC" too an iteni Jlie.-e hard times are lower
than at anv other crossing.
Traveier. f.om K it sas to luwa and to tteea-trill find
this U nearest rd best rn'e i" every respect.
THORN, COLEMAN & CO:
Brownville, Nebraska, Sept. 21st, 1S61.
Electric Weather Indicator-
This neat and curious instrument foretells tbe
esihr from 12 to 24 hours in advance. Sontfree
V v rnai! cn receipt of 50 .-ents by the manufacturers,
I.E12 & CO Newark, X. J. l iberal discount to
Frwm the Home Journal.)
CORN ON THE PRAIRIE.
- BT W. J. T.
The arching sky is wide ami Licb,
The sea is deep aud gram.1 ;
But tair to eye as sea or sk
Is open prairie land.
Above behold ! i n blue and ;
The wealth of heaven is ; rr l;
Within the deep the jeweb -icep
Of ocean's treasured boa ( ...
But on the plain a wealth oi graia
Above them all is worth ;
The richer spoil of prairie soil .
The firmament of earth.
Tbe sea bird white stoops in his flight,
Amid the clouds of snow ;
He thinks he sees the western breeze
Heave ocean waves below.
Those ocean waves are eni'ratd leaves,
Moved by the breathing west ;
And silken sprays of rainbow rays
Are (lathing on each crest.
The sacks of green in satin sheen,
Their pearly treasures hold ;
And now, again, each glistening grain
Is taming into gold.
Hath ever sun since lime begun
Such wi Id abundance met ?
In boundless corn be rose at morn '
In boundless corn will set.
The mirace now its misty show
Is forming in tbe air ;
Against the skies great cities rise,
Mid fields as gardens fair.
More plain and near they now appear
Distiuctly seen the whole;
A paradise delight the eyes
A wonder fills the soul I
The fairest dream did ever beam
Upon the prophet's sight ;
The golden show that rose to glow
Amid the miser night.
Tbe brightest hope did ever ope
' . ' Tbe poet's eye of trance,
Are here beheld are here excelled
In ne bewildered glance.
In barren sands tbe spell disbands
Tbat mocks the Arab's pain ;
In clouds and fears, too, disappears
The mirage of the maia.
. And this to-day most pans away,
But not its promise true ;
It all shall be a verity
Beneath tbee skits of blue.
The Rifle Question.
As the present War creats an inter
est for nearly ererjthing that is con
nected directly or indirectly with the
struggle, our readers will pardon us
for the following article from a cor
respondent of the Scientific American,
although it is a little out of the line
The rifle is pre-eminently the Amer
ican arm. To the skill and efficiency
of our forefathers in its use, more than
to any other means, are we indebted
for our success in the revolution.
Who has not read of the marvelous
skill of Marion's men it being as
serted that one of them, a mere lad of
14, could invariably enuff a candle at
100 yards off hand. Such skill in the
use of tho rifle was no exception, but
the general rule. The skill of Wes
tern and southern men in its use has
long been proverbial. Target shoot
ing is ono of the passtimes of those
regions as I can testify from long res
idedence there ; and that together with
its constant use in hunting, is what has
given them their skill and proficiency
in the use of the rifle. All that how
ever has been done with the old fash
ioned muzzle loading rifles, of small
bore and. a range far - inferior to the
improved rifle of the present day.
In the old portions of our country,
where game has become scarce, rifle
shooting is now sadly dificient; the
only practice of that kind now pre
vailing being mostly confined to what
are termed "sporting men." who shoot
at targets with sporting rifles, often
with telescopic sights, and almost al
ways at a rest. By these means they
are enabled to make some very fine
shooting; but for practical purposes
such shooting is of very little account
Not one time in ten does a man m hun
tinsr or fighting get a chance to shoot
at a rest, and hence it is that those
fancy shots almost invariably fail in
basins? as much game as the rough
western hunter, when the two hunt to
gether. To render shooting practical,
ly useful, a man must be ready to fire
at a moment's warning, anywhere and
at any time. Of course, this necesi
tates his shooting ofFhand, which is
the only trme way to shoot for all
practical purposes. Yoa doubtless
recollect the statement which went the
rounds of the press some time since,
about Queen Victoria hitting the bull'
eye, and how amused were all when
told that she did it by having the rifle
screweu fast in a vise, then standing at
a distance, and pulling a string at
tached to the trigger! Now, hoot.
ing from a rest alwavs partakes of
that character. I cannot see in it any
great exhibition of skill. Of course,
if the range of the. rifle is sufficient,
and the sighting accurate, and the gun
held or laid solid on the rest, the ball
will hit the mark provided it is not
varied by the wind from it3 course ;
but what skill is there in that ? Any
child may pull the trigger in such a
case, and prove itself a3 good a shot
as the best of them. But to hold the
rifle without any rest by the aid of
the hands and shoulder alone and
plant the ball exactly where it i3 de
sired, is a different affair. In -that
there is skill, a skill so applied as to
produce a practical and beneficial re
sult, which can be obtained in no other
way, or by any other means. To do
this is not so difficult a3 most persons
imagine. All that i3 required is con
stant practice and care. The tiore a
man shoots at a rest, the more unskill
ful does he become in off-hand shoot
ing; that is, unless he also keeps up
the practice of the latter. To become
a good rifle shot, a man should be
constantly practicing. He should not
only shoot at marks set up for the pur
pose, but he should take aim, and al
so fire at objects of various kinds all
around him, and at different distances
To be a good marksman, he must also
be a good judge of distances, so as to
know whether to aim high or low, and
also to take into account the force and
direction of the wind and its effect
upon the ball. Above all he must
know his gun. He should have prac
ticed with it so constantly as to
know exactly how and where it car
ries, its range and peculiarities, if it
has any. In short, the one great
rule in rifle shooting more than in all
most any other art, is that "practice
makes perfect." It was this which
gave to our fathers, and which now
gives to our frontiersmen, their skill
and proficiency in the use of the rifle.
They seldom go from home without it.
It accompanies them in their travels
and in their rambles, whether for
pleasure or business, through forest
and fieid, over mountain and prairie.
It is their constant companion, and
on its operation they place implicit
reliance. No man can use the rifle
successfully, either in hunting or in
fighting, without that reliance on it and
that can only be acquired by practice.
An experienced shot can almost al
ways tell at the instant of firing,
whether or not he has been successful;
at least there is nearlv always an im
pression on the mind which is gener
In the older settled portions of our
country, this constant practice with
the rifle has greatly fallen off, and
the result is plainly visible among the
regiments now here in Washington.
In many of the regiments from the
cities und towns of the Eastern and
Middle States, there is a terrible de
flciency in the use of the rifle. Many
of the men probably never fired one
a dozen times in their lives before;
and the consequence is that almost any
western youth can beat nine out of
ten of them in an off-hand rifle prac
tice. How can such men have confi
dence In themselves ? And, if not,
how can they be relied upon in the
battle? As well might we send wo
men to battle, as men who don't know
how to use the arms placed in their
hands who, in all probability, shut
their eyes when they shoot, and are as
likely to send their balls flying over
the heads of the enemy, or into the
ground not' twenty rods off, as into the
ranks of the adversaries.
These remarks are not intended as
reflecting at all upon the men ; but
only to show how important it is that
we keep up our practice in all parts of
the country. The men are really as
competent and brave as any ; but they
lack the practice necessary to make
them efficient. When it is borne in
mind that it is now an established fact
a given weight of projectiles fired by
competent men from improved long
range rifles, is more destructive to an
enemy, thin the same weight fired
from artillery, a person will see at a
glance, that rifle shooting is a very im
portant art, even in a national sense.
Why is it that there is not more tar
get practice among our troops here I
am at a loss to understand, unless it
is that they expect or desire to see
the war carried and "nobody hurt" on j
the rebel side. Ihe cost ot t;ie am
unition used is the only exouse I have j
heard given ; but it strikes me that
the lives of our soldiers, to say noth
ing of the success of our army, is of
quite as much value as the amunition
that would be used in practicing.
It strikes me as a very important
matter, that the practice of rifle shoot'
ing should be revived throughout the
country, and especially so at the pres-1
ent time. I was much pleased with :
your remarks about a national rifle j
association. We ought to have not!
only a national, but county, town and)
neighborhood associations of the kind. ;
Frequent trials should be had and!
prizes offered,' to stimulate the people
everywhere to participate. A system i
of prizes, similar to that adopted in
the English army,might be adopted in
ours with much usefullness.
Cass County Farmer s Club.
We extract the following from the
proceedings of the Cas3 Couiity farmer's
club, which met at Plattsmouth Dec. 7.
We hope the Secretary will furnish the
proceedings regularly for the Farina
The same invitation is extended to Far
mers cf other clubs in Nebraska and
"Tho President, in a fc,7 appropriate
remarks, cu!-J t!.- aticnticn c: ';ec!ub.
to the condition of the Agricultural in
terest in the county. We have been
blessed with bountiful crcps cf wheat
and corn, heretofore the greatest staples
of the county ; but we cannot sell for
cash, or at prices that will remunerate
the Farmer for his labor and capital.
Under these circumstances he would in
quire, whether there was not some oth
er crop which could be successfully rais
ed, that would bring money into the coun
ty. He would suggest, Tobacco; Hemp
and Sheep, and called for any informa
tion which members present might be
able to give in regard to either cf the
abave named products.
J. E. Doom, stated that although from
a tobacco producing State, he had nev
er been engaged in raising the article
there, and consequently his knoweledge
of the crop was only such as he could ob
tain from observation, and conversation
with those engaged in the business; but
that ho had tried a small experiment
here this year ; he put out some plants
about the middle of June, which is sev
eral weeks later than they should have
been. The plants took root quickly, and
grew very rapidly, although very much
neglected, the tobacco ripening well be
fore frost. The tobacco raised, would
co ti pare favorably with any tobacco he
had ever seen in Tennessee or Kentuc
ky. He was decidedly of the opinion,
that tobacco could be profitably raised in
this country, if handled properly after
Mr. Mutz stated, that tobacco was a
profitable crop at five cent3 per pound,
which is far below the price it is now
bringing, which price he thinks will con
tinue in consequence of the civil war that
is now racing in the tobacco raisiug
States of Maryland, Virginia, Kentucky,
Tennessee and Missouri. PIr. M. is con
fident that we can raise tobacco, equal to
Indiana and Ohio. Storms f.ud suckers
not being as bad here as in those States.
The transportation of tobacco is light,
when compared with wheat of the same
On motion of J. E. Doom, tobacco
raising was made the special order of
the day, for discussion at the next meet
ing, the first Saturday in Jan., 1SG2, and
that ail persons having practical expe
rience in raising tobacco, be earnestly
requested to attend that meeting; also
that the Secretary be rcbuested to as
certain when, and on what terms tobac
co seed could be obtained.
The President called for information
on the subject of Hemp raising.
Mr. Mutz stated that he had been in
formed that the Farmers of Nemaha co4
were turning 'heir attention to that sub
ject. In hia-opinion Hemp could be prof
itably produced here.
The attention of farmers was called to
thet crop with a view of eliciting infor
mation at some future meeting.
The subject of sheep raising was next
Mr. Richardson stated that sheep done
remarkably well here. It costs almost
nothing to keep them. His flock increa
ses fully forty per cent., although subject
to the ravages of wolves. I leece weigh
ing four pounds per head.
Mr. G. W. Jeffer3 ha3 been accustom
ed to sheep from childhood , they are re
markably healthy here, he has lost but
one or two in three years. Last year he
sold his wool in St. Joseph, at 35 cents.
Weight of fleece four lbs per head.
Mr Reaver corroborated the statements
of Messrs. R. and J concerning health
&c. Sold his wool at 40 cents per pound,
is confident it will pay to engage exten
sively in the raising of sheep.
Mr Parcel stated that sheep were very
little expense, can keep ten sheep cn what
wil support one cow. Flock will double
in two years. Transportation being so
much lesson wool than on grain of same
value, is a strong argument in favor of
Esq. Carmichael stated that sheep wa3
the easiest stock raised and far more prof
itable. Eeans and oats are good food but
corn fodder is the best feed for sheep.
Sheep should be kept on dry ground, as
wet marshy land induced many diseases.
He considers the old notion that corn will
cause the sLeeh to lose their wool er
roneous. Esq C stated a fact not generally known
That lambs are frequently born wiih
their teeth uncut, and in tbat event they
cannot suck, and consequently die. The
remedy for this is simple, and effectual ;
take a piece of charcoal and rub the pum
ihe teeth will come through, and they
Sheriff Kelly fully agreed with gentle
men who preceded him, and considered
thi? decidedly the b?st couutry for sheep
he bad ever seen. The climate and soil
being peculiarly adapted to that busi
ness. Judge Clark corroborated statements
of gentlemen who preceded him as to
health and profit. Thinks sheep do bet
ter to run on pasture in the. winter, turn
ing off more wool than those sheltered
Mr. Austin says sheep properly nzaa
aired will double every year.
CMr. Maxwell thinks that early I unci
cause the ewes to lose too much wool;
lambs should ccme about the first of Ma7
He is satisfied that wool growl:: j is rcf
itable. Mr. Stocking has h-J c:scideralla
experience in sheep r.ii-irr, regirjj
this as the finest she?p country i:i iL-j
United States. II ii decidedly iu favor
cf fine HWed sh--- He tr.o;::ia fl-c'c
cf sheep Lr? fr;:u Muh'iu; tl.tzraj
.t.J2n t-,.i i . r , , ' !
than there. Shp, if pro: . ou d ireni
wolves and dogs, are certainly ihj most
profitable stock a man can have.-
After a few well timed remarks from
the president urgiD? the members to coma
prepared to give iuforciatijti cn the sub
jects discussed, also inviting practical
Farmers, whether members or nut, to at
tend, the Club acjourned to meet ca tha
first Saturday in January.
SAM'L MAXWELL, Pres't.
. J. E. Doom, Sec'y.
A correspondent of tha Philadelphia
United States Gazttle states that saltpe
ter may be manufactured in the States of
Tennessee, Alabama, Kentucky and Ar
kansas, from the nitrious deposits col
lected in caves. The crude material cf
which it is made is a greasy, tough yel
ley clay, having a saline taste. Tfca
caves in which it is found arevry irreg
ular, and those who gather the earth
carry torches to light up the rocky pas
sages. The best deposits are fojd in.
narrow crevices, and dry localities among
the rocks where there are strong cur
rents cf air. There are also large banks
of carbonate cf Jime deposits in thesn
caves which are entirely destitute cf
niter; it therefore requires considerablo
practice in selecting the. crude material.
There is cn establuhment cn the White
river, near Batesville, Ark., which w.is
erected by parties from New York, ia
whkh 1.CC0 pounds of saltpeter are stated
to be produced daily. During the Revo
lution saltpeter was manufactured in con
siderable quantities at the Mammoth
Cave, in Kentucky. Most cf our salt
peter is obtained from the East Indies.
Nothing can convey .mere consolation
and support to a high-minded, virtuous
woman, in the midat cf sorrow and mis
fortune, than the recollection of the con
duct of her sex under similar circu.'.i-stan-ce3.
When encompassed by dangers,
difficulties, or death, women have con-,
tinued to adhere with fidelity to their
husband's fortunes under every vicissitude.
A physicinn informs that sevcrul ca363
have recently come under his notice, in
which persons who had been residing in
the country and who had moved into the
city, had been poisoned by drinking hy
drant water. In each instance, he states
that the house had been unoccupied for
several months previously, so that tho
water had been lying in the leaden pipe.
On making a chemical analysis of it he
found, as he had suspected, that it was
largely impregnated with lead, than
which there is no more certain poison.
He recommends that, upon drawing wa
ter from hydrant3 that have net been,
used for some time, and before using it,
housekeeper should filter it through
powdered charcoal, which is the most
efficacious and simple method of remov
ing all impurities. Philadelphia Prest.
A Usepcl Discover. It i3 known
that turpentine is a contraband arti
cle. the product of North Carolina
mainly. It has been considered an
essential article in mixing paints, and
since the rebellion, has advanced froa
thirty cent3 per gallon to $1,23, 'or
even higher at retail. The supply in
the East ha3 become nearly exhausted.
It ia now stated by painters who have
tried it, that the naptha cr benzole,
ns it 13 generally called, taken from,
the Petroleum oil, is equally H3 good,
and on gome accounts better than the
turpentine, and we observe the Penn
sylvania and Ohio papers say it i3 in
general use among all painters. In
the car works at Cleveland and Pitts
burg it ia entirely used. Albany Ar
QUS. A life well spent, a character upright
ly sustained, is no slight legacy to kavj
to one's children, and to the world ; fcr
it is the most eloquent lesson cf virtue,
and the severest reproof cf vice, r.hile
it continues an enduring source of thtj
best kind of riches. Well for thrs-i who
can say as Pope did, in rejoinder to th
sarcasms of Lord Henry "I thh.Vit tn
ough that my parnntt, such asihy wfre,
never cost me a Much, ar d tn.it it.eir s"u,
such as he i. nvt;r cot thvtn a tear." .
Heme can nver tran.-ferrf-d, n"".-er
b repeated in the experience of an ii.di
vidual. The placo concraud on par
ental love by the innocence ar.d sports of
childhood is the only home cf the human
A man that can be fl ittered is not n?c
essarially a fool, but yo j can always make
one out of him.
Adversity brings forth purity cf char
acter, as the purest water flows from tha
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