Bellevue gazette. (Bellevue City, N.T. [i.e. Neb.]) 1856-1858, December 04, 1856, Image 4
POETRY. The Farmer. The farmer i happy man, He rail"1!" H he need, sir. The foremost slands of all tin1 M All occupations leads, Mr. Hi. .vV II, -I'.. furnish beef enough, p. :i Heap or wool, mr, Hi Ii i .. i -i i hearty and tough, 1 1 in collets alwaw full. ir. Mi burn nre Virgc . iil well' Idled, With hay, nn. I corn, inul rye, nil', Hi oreloud rii'li. hi hind well tilled, lloth fruit niul food supply sir. Iliit cellar in the autumn show. Of root, ft bounteous store, sir, lie's well prepared fur wint it" snows What could a nun w.mt more, sir? I In hoists kepi in firl rale trim, Tor wagon, chaise, or sleigh, sir, Arc ready now, to carry him At Buy time of day, sir. Hid rnwi nre nimy. n nl the best Thi country ran a third, fir, IJis butter, cheese, Mini milk attest. Hi barn hove been well stored, Hir. Km pin are of the Suffolk ort. You never hear them siptcal, sir, Heeausc they necr lire kept ithort, Hut filled wilh coin a ml meal, Hir. His hens are not of SIihiiIih! sort, lie choose not by sixe, sir, An egg's n egg, and when 'tis nought Ai large a roln supplies, sir. Hi turkey and his geese are fine, Of bo'h he ha n store, sir. In fart, the farmer ha n mine Richer thnn golden ore, ir. Hi very hees are " lmy," too, And fill hi hive with comb, sir, Tliey have n much ns they ran do, To tiring hi luuiey home, nir. Who would not choose the farmer's lot I What though he has to work, nir, Much tiaRplnes ly toil is got, Hut who would like a shirk, nir? There' land enough for all young men, Our country is n great one, Jimt pull lip stakes and hasten (lien, Where fortunes rich await one. AGRICULTURAL. Migur l ane. The Now York I fi'inM uny: Tlie Chinese Mitrnr-cnne sm'd, iliMrilmied ly the PuU'iit titlii'e Inst Sjirini;, ju-omiwa to be a complete success ut tli JNorth. A package of seed was planted in Hacks co., l'a., lutitiKie 4(1 1-J decrees INorth, niul nas arrived nt mummy, ine nmxiinuin height of the stock was ten feet, and the product in grain much prenter than any cereal under cultivation. The stalk is perfectly irreen nfter the seed hus reached maturitv, and the sncharine principle is .1 r .li.. .1 i I 'i'i. i.: i. : . Tho juice which is UKl Illlty UfV I'lOJIOW. IIMT jlllil most alnimlaiit, is voiy saccharine, quite as much s-o n.- the variety of cane cultiva ted nt the South. Whether the juice contains tho Mime amount of chrystaliza ble suejar. vuinins to be tested. Should it be foutul e.pial to ordinary cane in that respect, a new era in the agriculture f the North will be inaugurated, and an im mense breadth of land be devoted to cul ture, as soon as the necessary seed can be obtained, which will reouiro another year at least. The seed having been distributed late in the Spring, which was cold and backward, there is gmxl reason to believe that much planted did not reach maturity. Should the plant fail, so far as tho manufacture of sugar is concerned, yet its value as a forage crop cannot be overestimated at the North. Cattle, hogs and horses eat the entire stock with avidi ty, and no doubt would fatten rapidly on it. The seed, which is small, has a thin black hull which can be taken oil", leaving a fine white flour ns the residue. We have no means at present of estimating the value of this hour as an article of food; but no doubt its merits will lie fully inves tigated. The culture required for the plant is similar to that adopted for iudian corn when plintcd in rows, and the seed should be put into the ground aN'Ut the same time. As it is a quick and strong growing plant, it should be well manured. In a foflner number of this paper we noticed the receipt of a small quantity of Molasses, manufactured from cane grown in our vicinity. From experiments made here, and from the successful issue of the trial in Bucks County, which we give above, there is no doubt in our mind, that the culture of this variety of cane can be made a profitable business, and the North ern States, will, in the opinion of many, in a short time be able to supply a portion of that article to the consumers at home We wish the gentlemen who have some of the seed of this variety of cane, would favor us with a small quantity, as there has been several applications made to for some tq plant the coming Spring. A Thing i:very Farmer Should Know. If you wish to drive a cut-nail into sea- noned oak timber, and not have n break j . . . . or bend, just have a small quantity of oil near by and dip the nail U'fore di ivi-jg, and it will never fail to go. In mending carts and plows thu is of great advantage for they are generally made most of oak wood. In straightening old nails U'fore using, lot it be done on wood, and with1 easy mows, ir none on iron tney win re sure to break. II . 'Ml SCIENCE AND ART. Hunk Xote r.nirut lug. lly tho improved iiiihI.' of engraving hunk i nt i plates, n flat piece of steel, of l!i" requisite dimi'leioii.s, is firM prepared lltl'l oil it till- MIlM'.IMT Cm!- ll ilftt' It ill iioiiiin:iii'Uiiil li:r'in or the omiumiI ! t ti l ing. I'll' ll of tho.o : i r t n is I'tigraved on ii M'piimtP piece, culled a bod piece, niul mi iii.preVnon is tli"ii taken upon n loll, lirt softened for that piitp llii ii Milisi'ouohlly liai'iloiii'il. These nii'l 1 SI'Vf I i n ti.-- nil liui'il' iii'il die mi' ufhTWiii'il fi'i iftl to their iippropi iato pi n es on tho plate to be used for printing the notes. The ground work ultout the numerical figures is produced by a machine culled a geometrical lathe. A plan to render coiiiiierft-ivng iilmoM iiiipnv-ililo, is to tlis p i)e with dies, and have the outre hu e of the lull enslaved on the plate lis a unit -- that is, to have the device made up of one connected liguers or view, with the words ami denominational figures so in terwoven and repeated that no imitation of the same con Id be madt with :i sulli cient degree of exactness. Iniprot cm fill in Hoots At Shoes. An English mechanic has devised a new plan for the construction of boots niul shoes. It consists in forming the under sole and seat of (he heel that it may be easily adjusted in the seal, or be readily removed, repaired and refilled, or u new one submitted. Where desired, passages or grooves are formed in the inner top surface, which communicate with the atmosphere, and through perforations in in the inner sole, with the foot, there is stamped, or otherwise formed from leather gutta percha, or suitable material for the underside of hoots ami other like articles, a piece which forms the sole, wnist and Neat of the heel. The seat is hollowed in the centre, and is formed on the inside, with a sunk plunge or rim for the recep-1 lion of iho heel. The plan presents de cided advantages. ((utility or IVal tin. For some time past, gas has been man ufactured from peat, in Paris. In mea suring the comparative illuminating pow ers of coal anil peat gas, the result has been found to be in lavor ot neat, its power being three hundred nud forty-two, while that of coal is one hundred. The manufacture of pent gas is also described as more simple than that of coal. The petit, if put into an iron retort heated to a low red heat, allords iuuuediately a mix ture of permanent gasses and vapors which condense into an oleaginous liquid, which two products separate on cooling. The oil is subject to a new distillation, and resolved wholly into a permanent gas and hydrogen very richly carlmrretted. IXt'ful Im riilioii. washing machine, on an 1 if mi 1 1 1., I plan, has been invented, the clothes being " placed in u slatted cylinder, made like u squirrel cage, said cylinder having within it at each end, an oblique corrugated Isnird, and when the cylinder rotates, the hoards cause the clothes to tumble trom one end of the machine to the other, thus assisting the demising. A new printing press has been brought to public notice. It consists in tho employment of a rota ting and reciprocating cylinder, and also in u (H-culiar inking device, and lly, which catches the sheets as they issue f'roin the press. 1 he machine is simple in Us con struction, can be atlonled tit a low cot, and is not liable to get out of repair. Artificial stone. The new artificial stone made by Mr, l'a iomt", the inventor, is formed ley mix' ii g the fluid silicia of smla with am and other material, varying according to the required result, and thus forming a kind of thick paste, moulded readily into any shape. Kx posed for a time to the air, this gradually hardens by evaporation of part of the water, and when put into a kiln, the water is more rapidly and com pletely given olf, the result being a per fectly soli'd mass, the original particles of sand being now cemented together by a kind of glass, formed by the silicate of soda raised to a red heat. fuii ii fart lire or Mineral Trelli. Artificial tooth are now made us hard as the natural. They are formed of flints or quartz rock, and feldspar. Iiuart2 and feldspar are both very hard sub stances, but rendered still harder when mixed or fused together. A given pro Htrtion or feldspar and of flint are ground together, in a mortar or on a slab, to an almost impalpable powder, and a paste made of this powder is fashioned into the ceneral thane which mav be desired i for the teeth. evv Iude of Propulsion. An improvement has been made in propelling Units, consisting in an arrange ment and combination of the ordinary endless chain horse-power, with paddle- wheels, whereby the raising and lowering of the paddle-whei ls to sui dlTths ut wlml ,i0al suit the various ks ill the wa- ter, nl.-o produce a variable inclination of . ' s .1. . .... ii ..v.. . I. .. :. . .. lilt" riiuirss i ini in tun st jhjw rr in propoi - tiuu iu ui- ut-lyhi ut tne load. Marbrlizing Plasirr Objri 1. Objects in plaster of Paris are now ren dered like mail !e. by renting them, one or more times, with a huuid of two nans Moraine, .and two parts Venetian soap, with -jo or 3t) jmrts of cold solution of 'caustic potassia; then add one part of pearlash, and cold ley suliicient to produce perfect flexibility, ! S:igai-iy in s.-Iocting the truth. and courage to honor it, according to its ib Tee, determine our own degree of goodness. ! AMI. Hit" N M OllK.IV L. THE KNICKERBOCKER MAGAZINE. Kmirn av Liiui (Miipn Ct sk. t pill", number for January. IVili, begin the I Forty-Second olume of the Knickerbock er M.igiiin'. Since t It pric of s ibui ipl ion li.n heen r il'iced fiom I'n e to tl.fe doll.es a tear, the circulation of llie Kmkhh.kk r has been increased nearly four to one. In many places ten are taken wln-ie there was hut one before, ntnl through the year it has heen steadily in- rreasins. It is now olteieil s cheap ns any of the Macaincs, nil tliimr considered. In stead of tiiakiiu: new and prodicions promises, we Nuhmi' a few extracts from notices of late iiuiiiliii h. which we minht evtend to a miinher of p iffes. "Those familiar with the r.di'or's Mon'hly 'Cossip with his Headers,' have doubtless, with ourselves, admired the pareunia! source of its wit mid jovoiisness. In this number ' The liossip' holds on its way like some fair riwib't irlani iiiL' and ilanciiu; iti the s:mliine of a Miy iik.i ninir. We used to wonder how' Mr. CI atk could bold out. evpect ,nz In- must cirlaiidv Met down' in tie" coining number: but Mii' number fixes no si:'u of cxliamt urn." National Inleilijreiicer, aslunsion. 'Pleasant, cenial, delightful 'Old Knick 1" I'bv name is a siiL'L'estion of thincs delectable : the siirht of thy modest, Tresh cover, a balm to spirittuil sore eves; a dance within thee, best antidote fur the blues. Tlnm hast i;iven to kindly humor, to piipiant delineation, and to Kide-splittiiii; fun, a 'local habitation,' without which they inie;ht ro watulei inir over the domain of letteis, calling now and then where a friendly door opened to them but re fusiiur to be comforted for the loss of their old dear home." Courier, Ibalinjcton. Vt. I'he creat care evinced in the selection of articles that adorn its iul'cs, is a sulhcieiit iruaranlv that no contribution meet (lie eye of the reader but those which are known tube worthy of hi nerusal. When stoiuis and wild tempest are sweeping o'er our hill-side village in these rlnll winter nours, aim hear ntnl desolate without, we ask for no more agreeable companion than the 'Knick i:hmoi kkh' ; for while it contents impart valuable information, its sallies of genuine wit are a sovereign specific for all fits of the blues or attack of the horrors, ntnl time Iiasses ineriily on." Democrat, Doy lest own, 'eiin. 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C.y For Three Dollar $3, a eopv of each of these three Journals will be gent' nr. ye-ir; far Two Dollars, half a year. Please addres all letters, prepaid, as follows : FOWLER t WELLS. No. 30 Broadway, New York. Greene, Woaro & Benton, B ANKERS AND LAW AGENTS, Council Bluir. Piitow.Vatiiie comity. Iowa. Greene & Weir-, (VI ir Rapids" Iowa. Greene, Weare K ce, Fort lies Moines, pi. Collections made; T.Ives paid; and Lands purchase! an I sold, is any p 1 1 ol l a. -tf T II I R I) Y E A R Of TIIK O S M O 1 O M T A . PROSPECTUS. The management of this new and popular Institution atino'ince, wi'h pleasure, (bat ar rangements for lb" third year have been com pleted on the most extensive scale. Works of American Art, and the encouragement of American genius, have not been overlooked. Commission have been issued to many dis tinguished American Artists, niul a special agent has visited the gr"a Art Repositories of l'u'ope n ml made careful selections of choice Paintings, Bronze and Marble Statuary, 4lc, fcc. Among which are the following ex quisite pieces of Sculpture, executed from the finest Carara marble. The New and Beautiful Statue of the "WOOD NYMPH." The Bus's of the Three Great American Statesmen, CLAY, WEBSTER AND CALHOUN. Palmer's Exquiaite Ideal Bust, "SPRING." Together with the Bust and Statues in Mar ble of APOLLO AND DIANA. 'Hie Struggle for th Heart, Psvche, Venus and Apple, Child of the Sea, Magdalen, Innocence, The Little Truant, and The Captive Bird. Beside which, are numerous Statnctteg in Bron.e, Medallions, and a large and choice collection of beautiful OIL PAINTINGS, bv leading Artists ; the whole of which are to be distributed or allotted to subscribers of the Association oR.VTcnocsr.Y, nt the next An nual Distribution on the 2Sth of JANUARY next. o "TERMS OF SUBSCRIPTION. The payment of Three Dollars constitutes any person a Member of the Association, and entitle him to FIRST The large and costly steel Engraving "Saturday Night, or any' of the monthly Magazines given below, one year. SECOND A copy of the Cosmopolitan Art Journal, one year an illustrated Magazine of Art. THIRD A share in the Annual Distribution of Works of Art, comprising a large num ber of Paintings, Sculpture, &.c, Sic. The following Magazines are furnished to those who p.efer them to the Engraving: Harper's Magazine, Godey' Lady's Book, Knickerbocker Magazine, "Graham's Maga zine, Blackwood's Magazine, Southern Lite rary Messenger, U. S. Magazine. Mrs. Steph ens' New Monthly, and the British Quarterly Kevtcws. Littcll's Living Age. f Weekly. 1 and two Memberships, for Tints it is seen, that for every $1 paid, the subscriber not only get a three'dollar Maga zine or Lngraving, but also the Art Journal one year, and a Ticket in the Distribution of Work of Art, making four dollars worth of reading matter, beside the ticket, which may, in addition, draw a Beautiful Painting, Statue, or other Work of Art, of great value. No person is restricts! to a single share. Those taking five memberships are entitled to six Engravings, or any five of the Magazines, one year, and to six Tickets in the Distribution.- Persons, in remitting funds for membership, will please give their Post Office address in full, stating the month they wish the Maga zine to commence, and register the letter at the Cost Office to prevent loss; on the receipt of which, a Certificate of Membership, to gether with the Engraving or Magazine de sired, will be forwarded to anv part of the country. For Membership, address C. L. DERBY, Actuary, C A. A., At Eastern Office, 3 H Broadway, New York, or Western Office, lOti Water Btrect, San dufky, Ohio. READ EDITORIAL OPINIONS. "From the New Y'ork Evening Mirror." Throughout the country there are thousand of person who purchase or subscribe for the leading magazines, at book stores, all of whom, by joining this Association, will not only receive their literature for the same money as before, but will be, in addition, equal and free participants in a rare art-work distribution. They also receive that beauti ful quarterly, the "Art Journal," free. Such an enterprise cannot fail to command the approval and patronage of the public. It ha a basis as firm and pure a its obiects are beneficial and noble. There is no reason why it should not become national, in its claim upon the people. Originated and conducted hv intelligent, reliable parties, the new Aaso riation is entitled to every confidence." I trust the Association will be eminently successful. Its very liberal inducements com mend it strongly to the patronage of the pub- I:- r ij 1 'r , a i m . Iiiy ciiti idyior. "From the Louisville Courier." There is no danger of losing by this Insti tution; u is no cnance anair; you get the full worm or your money, ana nave the satisfac tion of aiding the Fine Arts." "From the Water Cure Journal." The Cosmopolitan Art Association seems to prove highly successful, as it is beneficial. The plan on which it is founded is an excel lent one. "From the Buffalo Morning Express." Let each individual remember three 11. that by his subscription he secures a fund of pleasant ana proiitalile reading, or a splendid Engraving, and entitles himself to a fair chance in the distribution, which disseminates and encourages good reading and a taste for the beautiful and elevating. How can $3 be more prontaniy expended? "From the New Y'ork Evening Mirror." We are not surprised to hear that hundred ol subscribers are pouring in daily. Our only surprise is, that the hundred do" not swell to thousand, since every subscriber gets hi money back certain, in the best literature, or an elegant Engraving, and his art chance gratis. "From the Louisville Courier." The Cosmopolitan Art Association have re ceived and are constantly receiving large num ber of subscribers from all quarters. We do not wonder at it. Almost every individual is struck by the advantages offered by this in stitution. Each member receives a nlendil Engraving, or becomes a subscriber to some one of our eYoU..... .M-g.-.ii;.. aJ ,.,.ive!, it regularly for one year, paving no more than the subscription price. He "also receive that beautiful publication, the 'Art Journal,' free of charge, and, at the same time, stand a chance of drawing ome one of the numerous Works of Art to be distributed. Therefore, it simply amount to this: if you nre taking some Moraztnes. renew vour i,l,srrit;... wi'h the Cosmopolitan Art Association. If you do not take a Magazine, then send your name in, by all means, and supply yourself with reading matter, at the same time' helping to disseminate art over nor FAMILY FLOUR. THE Subscriber ha on hand a fine lot of I XTKV FAMILY FLOI'rt, from Waverlv Ml11". Mo. H. T. CL XUKE. " Forwarding Jk Commission M erchant. Hellene. Oct. 2:i. is.-,ii,.f VARIETY. Old John. Old John was quite a temperate man That no one could deny, I To drank his water tempered with A trifle of " old rye." For John believed in warming drinks, And tonic mixtures mild, As he was often troubled with Hid stomach's getting rye-l'd. Old John was not a pious man Hut yet he oft did feel The spirit's inlluence o'er his soul In pensive moments steal. Old John was not to falsehood prone. Nor truth nor virtue scoffed, Yet, though he rarely spoke untruth I've seen him lie full oft. Though grim of feature and austere", Nor oft by mirth beguiled, And, though he very seldom laughed, No man more often smiled. A " hard case" he was often styled, Hut, though a rough old fellow, A hard case he could scarce have been, He was so often lncllou. They called him dissolute and loose, As with much truth they might, Hut yet 'tis strange they called him loose When always getting tight. Though flushed his face.his nose bloodred His hair of sanguine hue, . Yet people often would persist, And say that John was blue. John had no music in his soul, It was not in him born ; Yet though he could not raise a note He sometimes tried a horn. Though bold as youthful David, who Before Goliath stood John slew no giants with his sling Ah! no ! 'twas he got slew'd. But now he's gone! death called him when His earthly toil was done, He smiled his last and then went off Half-cocked, like some old gun. Mr. Ca:sar, a darkey preacher on a southern plantation, had made an appoint ment to preach about twenty miles from his master s plantation, and there he made his appearance with his saddle bags on his arm, and gave out at once that he had come to preach the Gospel to the niggers thereabout. " Yah ! yah !" responded a hundred voices ; but one ot the negroes, more bold but not worse than the rest, sung out : " t ell, now, look a-here, nigger, if you jis nrung a pack o cards wid you, you mout dun sumhn, but preachm is a little too slow for dis congregation." Caesar remonstrated with them, as they all seemed to fall in with the old fellow's ideas; but they told him to go home, and " de nex time he come to bring de cards." Gcsar started oflT with his saddle-bags on his arm, but halted, opened them, and turning about as he said, " If dat's what you must have, why, den, you must !" and pulling out a greasy old pack, sat down on the grass. " Dat's de talk : O de land, iis look ! dat nigger got some little senses left arter all : sensibul to de last !" they cried out, one after another. The preacher com menced operations, and after some five or six hours' playing, had skinned every thing around, cleaning them out of all the loose silver they had picked ud in many a day; Caesar shoved the documents into the bags, and starting off again, told them, by way of a parting benediction, that when ever they had a little mpre money to sup port the Gospel in that way, just to let him know. The following specimen of "Young Americanism" we think is to good to be lost: One night Freddy had been put to bed, and mother nd Johnny were in an ad joining room. Presently Johnny cut up some caper, on which mother threatened to take him into the other room and whip him. " Mother," said Freddy's voice under the bed clothes, " I know where I'd take Inin. " Where ?" said the mother, whose curiosity was excited. " I'd take him under the left oar !" Punch is wicked enough to print the following paragraph under the head of " Social Statistics." Married gentlemen will read it and take warning : " Thirteen married gentlemen, who, within the last week or so, have been con victed of having smoked in their owi dining room, have been severally fined a new bonnet, and in default, have been committed to the hard labor of taking out their wives for an nfternoon's shopping." The New York "Dutchman" says: : " Machinery bas reached a great state of perfection. W'e saw some burnt rw" Plrt into the hopper of a coffee mill the other d:iy, and in less than two minutes it was. occupying a plac labelled "Old Go e in a grocery window overnment Java." A Frenchman, gasconading over the inventive genius of his countrymen, 6id : ' We invented lace ruffles!" " Aye," said John Hull, "and we added shirts to them !" - The contents of gun-barrels bring more soldiers to their bier, than any other. They are particular in Schenectady. A boy was arrested recently for spitting in the n nil.