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■hole No. 2872.
J A. & w. R, McKEE
iVE removed their Leather Store to Odd Fel
low*' where they will constantly keep
...la. Sale heather. Harness, Skirting and" Upper
, r. Kp- American and French Calf Skins. M<>-
' .. Linings and Bindings, and a genera! assort
• j'Stioe Findings, which they will sell cheap for
Highest market price paid" in cash for ides,
.•'.,iH,Hud Sheep Skins.
for which tlie highest market price will be
t C*h. apAtf
B, J. WILLIAMS,
jiO. 16 NORTH SIXTH STREET, PHI LA,
t.VSTIAX BLINDS AND
re ■si'itert and finest assortment in the eity at the
Loutish prices. Store Shades made and lctteied.
Pi.'iadflphia, April 4, ISOC-ihuJ
Poor House Business.
["The Directors of the Poor meet at the Poor
I use oo the 2d Tuesday of each month.
Rtr; Summer Session at this institution will begin
■YT ; y, ] sof>, and continue go weeks. Cost for
fta-iiiTs per session. 5.6. Day scholars. 51*.
Entcial attention paid to Normal Class this sessiou
E assistance of the County Superintendent is •
J&IT p ' lrt ' Cal:lr, -KTbHABP. Principal.
C : 3O. 7r. SLDEK,
Attorney at Law,
joffice Market Square, l.ewistown, will at
ttr-i to business in Mllflin. Centre and Hunting
pi, couuties mv 26
sse, A.O So IBAjE&JSSr,
V. S. Examining Surgeon,
11'EST Market street, Lewistown, two
fjTT doors from the diamond, offers his
■rofrssional services to the public. By au
p riiy from Washington ha has been ap
pointed an Examining Surgeon. feb7
D ITERS his professional services to the citiiens of
Lewistown and vicinity. All in want of good, neat
fcjra will do well to give Ftinr a call.
I lis m:v be fonnd at all times at his office, three
10 r east of H. M A R. Pratt's store. Valley street,
M. R. THOMPSON, D. D. S.
II AVI NO permanently located in Lewietown. offers
11 r . professional services to the ladies and gentle
men of this place and v icin
fjT* •- L ,iv. Being in possession
of all the late iinprove-
i tiicnt'iii the Dental Profes
sion. he hatters himselfthat
Lsj>§lis" can give entire -lit is far.
. ■ tion to those who may ru-ed
, v his services in ail branches
of his profession. Refer
■ B>-rs—best families.
I U*6co west Market street, near Kisenbise s hotel,
Wiere h can be found for professional consultation
Irorn the first Moudav of each month until the fourth
MoaJa* when he wifl bu absent on professional btisi
•> Olia week. inaylO-tt
]N E W GOODS!!
In the Odd Fellows' Hall.
1 U.ST received from Philadelphia, a
tj rerv choice a.sortnncui of
ttishjiiam*,' Flannels. Cheeks, Hickory, Foroigu tt.d j
I'umvalie I'ry Goods of a 1 kind*.
Sagtrt, ( ufTrt., Tea*. Chocolate,
ts.enee* of Coffeo. Bionc
ware. Hardware and Cedarvrara,."'houi
der*. Ilains. Mackerel, Herring,
Siiatl. Hoots unci
Shors. i.ram Bags. Also,
a flue lot of Whisky,
It R A .N O Y ,
YV in h and <Jin,
which will Le sold rerv lew. Country Produce taken
in exchange for good* t>y KENNEDY.
Lewsitowm, October 11, HkS-
RIGUEST CASH PRICES FOR WHEAT, AND
ALL KINDS OF GRAIN,
or received it on storage, at the option of those
having it for the market.
They hope, by giving due and personal at
'entiori to business, to merit a liberal share of
Hay PLASTER, SALT and Liraeburners
COAL always on hand
WM. B McATEE & SON.
Lewistewn, Jan. 1, 18G5.-tf
WHAT'S ALL THIS ?
Why, the Grain Business Reviv
ed at McCoy's old Stand.
tpilE undersigned, having rented the large
X and commodious Warehouses formerly
occupied by Frank JtfcCoj, esq., is now pre
pared to purchase or receive and forward
All Kinds of Grain,
for which he will pay market prices. Also,
he will keep for sale. Salt, Plaster, Coal &
lie returns thanks to all his old customers
for their former patronage, and shall feel
grateful for a renewal of past business rela
tions. lie has also ae epted the agency for
-Merchants will find it to their advantage
to give him a call,
juarli-ly WM. WILLIS,
Li Warranted to
Restore Hair, if ever no Gray,
lit store Hair, if ever no Gray,
Color of Eurlier Days,
Color of Earlier Days,
Hair from Falling Off.
Hair from Falling Off.
Cure all Humors of the scalp,
Cure all Humors of the scalp,
Ann make the
Hair grow on Haiti Heads
__ Hair grow on Bald Heads
W hen Falling Off from Disease.
Dr. Clock'! Cittlsitr Hair Restorer,
' The only Hair Restorer in the market which posses
ses all the merit claimed for u.
Clock's Excelsior Hair Restorer.
i The only perfect Hair Restorer and Hair dressing
Clock'i Excelsior Hair Restorer.
i The only Kair Restorer known where the Proprietor
refunds the money if ;t fails t J <ivo
Clock's Excelsior Hair Restorer.
i I'sed and recommended by the clergy and the faculty.
Clock's Excelsior Hair Restorer.
Warranted to restore gray h.cr to its original color,
i Stop hair from falling "9 and le-toro hair on
bald heads where the disea.-e n- not
Clock's Excelsior Hair Restorer.
Will not sunn the fiuest linen or the nicest 1 timet.
Clock's Excelsior Hair Restorer.
! Huuidfl far above all other preparations fur the hair.
Clock's Excelsior Hair Restorer.
A single trial convinces tho m -kept. itf . - ...it ~
deck's Excelsior Hair Restorer.
Cues use it and you Mill aUaj -
Clock'* Excelsior Hair ilt-slorer.
j!• sold ererywhere by Drug- 1 : ■: s'• per
or .Six Hollies for > ■ 00. ( *ll lor
Clock's Excelsior Slair Ileaiorer.
Aud take no oti.. r.
F B. CLOr;;. rropnetor,
>Ui.cheater. X ii.
F. J. Hoffman. Agent for >; :7 ;i tr.i.: -m
li ROVER & BAKER'S
KF.W AM) I MPUUVEO
Xo. 1, I'ricfi &N(J
THE G ROY Kit ,t I'.AK Kit BKW
JL INfi .VACHINK CO. inviie the attention >f
Tailors, of I'lolhinsr. Boots and
SIIOJS, and Carriage Triinmrrs,
ftuJ others rtooirinx * I ; pa I dura
rlo Lock Sticli Muchhir f t '.iu :> ;n-w
No. 1 Sewing Machine,
It i* "f extra size. wry mi! t. werful. or-;!>
operated with little noise ; is adiipt'd to every variety
of *Eing fr.>TII the thinnest muslm to the heaviest
leather. mid will work equallyi ll with • u.-n. in. -n
or kilb thread. Letters -.imUr to the wing ;.ro
being constantly reecii • i.
•Our machinist and foreman have both thoroughly
examined ami tested y. or .V.. 1 .?/.<. •n . 111: --; -
ent niateriiil. from the hearnest harm—s leather and
tin.--; broadcloth and muslin to the thinnest tissue
paper, wittioiit altering the tens: .ns. and we find it
make* a perfect stitch en i'l material-. 1 have tried
.Singer's and other machines f-.v v>-ai -. and In.ve no
hesitation in pronouncing v..ur No 1 -shuttle M ichine
the best by far of any tnu lune wc ! ivc u-e !.
•Verchaui Tailor,lll Lake Sued. Chicago."
'•I am the fortunate p itisessor < f < ne ofyout new
No. 1 Shuttle .Vachincs: 1 have u -ed the Singer
sewing machine for the past : w venrs. and it give*
me great pleasure to say that this one is far suj.'-rtor
in all points to any that I have ever used or seen
1 waut no better. This machine --an he om at my
shop at any tune. lituaix SMITH.
Merchant Tailor, l.cwistown l'a
ALL WHO WANT THE
LATEST AAI> KIM
should not fail to call and see tins new aspirant lor
public favor, as it is destined to supersede all tho
heretofore popular .Va hi:.. - for maiiiii'a.'turih pur
Having the largest variety 'dime dunes of .my other
Company, wo can suit ail tastes with a a machine*!
prices from sf>l. to film All machines warranted.
♦jr-Grover A Baker's Cotton, Linen Thread and
Machine Twist for sale.
Information uu i samples of sewing given bv
P. F. LOOP, Agent,
Mp2o-ly Lewistown. Pa.
BOOT & SHOE STORE
IN THE WEST WARD.
The undersigned hasjust opened a new and large
: slock of BOOTS and SHOES in Major Buoy'-
j store room, West Maikit street. Lewislown a few
i doors from the diamond and opposite Kisetihtse's Ho
tel. where will he found an entire new stock of Fash
ROOTS, SHOES, GAITERS,
fr Ladies, Gentleman, Girls, liny and Children, se
; lected with much care, and which will he sold at tea
| sonable prices for cash.
j Custon work will also he punctually attended to
this branch being under the supci ltiteiiilenoo of Wm
T. Wentx. an old and experience workman
REPAIRING also attended to.
The public, as well as his fellow soldier- are mvitei
to give bun a eail and examine his si.,ck.
FRANK U. WENTZ.
Lowistown, Bj>t 6, lie?
WEDNESDAY, MAY 30, 1865.
IF O IB TRY.
flnlhiwvit t>e thy Xttut.
Br ituia COOE.
List to the dreamy tone that dwelia
In rippling wave or sighing tree;
Go, hearken to the old church bells,
The whistling bird, the whizzing bee
Interpret right, mid ye will tiud
'Tis -power and glory' they proclaim;
; The chimes, the creatures, waters, wind,
All publish, 'hallowed bo tliy Daino?'
! The pilgrim journeys till be bleeds.
To gain the altar of his sires:
The hermit pores aboro his beads.
With zeal that never wanes nor t.rea;
But holiest rite or longest prayer
That sou! can yield or wisdom frame.
What better import can it bear
Than, 'FATHER! hallowed be thy name.'
The saTitge kneeling to the enn,
IV. give his thanks or ask a boon ;
! The raptures of the idiot one,
\\ bo laughs to see the r!"r round moon;
The saint well taught in Christian ton;
The Moslem ; rostra to m his Ilanie—
All worship, wonder, and adore;
All end in, -hallowed be thy name I'
Whaler may be man's faith or creed,
'I hose precious words comprise it snli:
We trace them on the bloomy mead,
We hear lliem in the flowing rill.
One chorus hails the Great Supreme;
hitch varied breathing telis the same.
The strains may .Idler; but the theme
I*, 'FATHER! hallowed be tbv name!'
A TRUE STORY.
In :i swit t rural valley, nestled in
the hills of Massachusetts, stands a
pleasant village, with picturesque mill
pond and -factory. Several summers
ago this hamlet was the temporary !
abode of two young men, who were
evidently traveling artists, as their j
chief occupation seemed to consist of '
sketching the scenery of the neighbor ;
hood, which was celebrated for its 1
beauty. 'J heir arrival had created
some stir among the villagers, for with
out a h;t ot pretension, both voting
men had a certain dignity of manner
that made them loi-k up to, and many
a pretty factory girl, as she tripped to
her work, east hack it look over her
. si. ulder. if she met either of the hand
Though the society of the village
was unusually intelligent, and the le
iiiah s were remarkable for their love
lines-., there was one tamed beyond all
the lvst, in both mind and person,
sweet iviith Mather She was an or
phan, without sister or brother and
lived with an aired aunt, whom she
chiefly supported b\ her labor in the
factory Iviith was popular with ev
ery one. she was s<> gentle, considerate
and kind leal even those who at first
envied -.trued to love her. The
younges the two artists, whom we
. shall naiiit Lovell, soon became inte
rested in this sweet creature tit least
ii looks, tones, and constant socking of
i her presence were any pi oof, he was
i thus interested.
One day him and his friend had
clambered up some rocks on the steep
; hillside, from which the village was
overlooked, and as they sat there the
| bell of the factory rang and the green
; was immediately covered with girls
i employed in it, wending their way
: thither after dinner. Among them it
was easy to recognize the light and
' graceful form of the factory fa : rv, the
j beautiful Edith.
'ls she not beautiful! Where can
i you show me another person so sylph
like?' said Lovell, with undisguised
: , enthusiasm, as Edith appeared in view.
| His companion made no reply, he
was lost in his own meditations, but
| suddenly remarked :
>' j '1 think that it is about time we
I , leave this village.'
'Why?' asked Lovell, in a tone of
1 Because, if we do not yon will have
that girl in love with you. Your ad
■ miration is evident to alt" her friends,
and you are too honorable to hold oul
£ ! hopes you never intend to tultil 1'
r- 4 Hold out hopes I never intend to
T : fulfill?'
c 4 Yes—you don't think of marrying
<i the girl, do you ?'
' Certainly I do.'
' ihe deuce you do,' said his com
panion, starting to his feet in unaffect
i ed astonishment.
Lovell indulged in a hearty laugh,
; and then asked.
j j 1 Why not?'
'Why not? Why for a thousand
reasons She's only a factory girl, a
lady of neither birth or education, but
v a simple country lass, very aootl in her
* ' way, hut no match for Fred Lovell
j- Think of presenting her to your fash
ionable friends in town. No-no—it
will never do. Shake off this love fit :
•> pack up your trunk and let us be oil
: to morrow.'
e-; Lovell shook his head.
4 I am, perhaps a more romantic man
• than you are, Harry,' lie said, ' but 1
II have some common sense in me, and 1
>d think I have brought it to bear upon
this question. Wo have now been here
one month, in which time I have be
come pretty well acquainted with
j Edith. I left town—we both loft it—
heartily sick of frivolities; and on my
part, with the firm opinion that I know
| no woman in our set there whom 1
would be willing to make my wife.—
I I he city girls are too frivolous, so tond
j of parties, so eager for wealthy nili
: ances, and really so ignorant of house
; hold affairs that a man of tnv taste to
; marry one of them would be foil v. I
jam not fond of gay life—l think it
wastes too much precious time; and I
. want, therefore, a wife who will be do
mestic. and not involve me in a round
of balls and other entertainments. I
do not wish to be a hermit, a few
friends are a great blessing, and I shall
always he glad to gather around me a
small circle of the right kind, but pro
miscuous fashionable visiting 1 detest. !
; Now I think 1 have found just the
partner I require, in Miss Mather She j
; is well iniormed, agreeable, simple in i
her tastes, has sound sense, and with
all possesses a large share of personal
beauty and, if 1 mistake not, the pow
er of loving very deeply. If I marry
her and take her to the city, her intu
itive tact—and she has this to a re
: markabledegree—will soon supply any
; deficiency in mariner In short, Ido
m>t know where I could make a better !
4 How? when she possesses no ae- j
' She can sing with untaught grace, ;
and as lor jabbering French, I don't 1
know how that would make her bet- j
ter. Site would soon learn with her '
quick parts. Besides I care more to
have a wife usefully informed than to j
: have one possessing only superficial
But her family! Recollect who
i your grandfather was.'
i 'And who was hoi's? a worthy di
-1 vine. poor. I grant, but estimable.— :
Besides I am above the cant you talk
of. 1 would care little whether they
were of royal blood or peasant extrac
tion. I believe with Burns, • that •
i worth makes the man,' and the only 1
, degradation 1 acknowledge is that of,
, 4 W ell if you are resolved on it, 1
| know enough of your obstinacy to say ;
no more. But, faith! Lovell, it you
I had a guardian, and 1 was he, 1 would i
take you from this plaee to morrow,
j 'i ou d certainly thank me for it when
you recover your lost senses,
i The conversation hero ceased, and
directly the two friends retiaced their :
steps to the village.
; The next morning, bright and early '
j Lovcli s companion came down stairs
I attired for a journey.
• I am going back to town,' he said ; :
. • tired of ruralizing. The fit for that
is over, and 1 am afraid if I stay here
; 1 shall be as foolish as you.'
i So the two parted, for Lovell re
■ niained behind, and in less than a week ;
it was known everywhere in the vil
lage that Lovell and Edith Mather i
were engaged to be married
' Ifyou can content yourself with the
precarious life of a poor artist,' he said,
> when lie told his affection, ' we may be
Edith answered with a look of her .
bright eyes, so tender, confiding and
j eloquent that Lovell adored her from
i that moment more than ever.
In a fortnight they were married,
I when arriving at Philadelphia, the
, carriage drove up to a handsome resi
lience on \\ alnut street. Shewasdaz
j zlcd by the glare of light that burst
; from the windows.
i ' This is the place,' said Lovell, as
, | sitting his wife to alight, and almost
| carrying her into th 6 superb parlor
■ ; with its Saxony carpets, rosewood lur
, riiture, costly curtains and gilded mir
[ rors reaching from ceiling to floor.
| *\\ hose house is this ? Have you
' i relations living thus?' said Edith, great
- | ly surprised.
, i 'lt was my house, it is now yours,'
t ■ auid her husband. 1 1* am not a poor
artist, but a man rich in worldly goods,
) yet richest of all in-you.'
Several years have passed since then,
j j and lviith has fulfilled all her husband
1 foretold of her. She has made the best
! of wives, and is one of the most bril
- i liant ornaments of the circle she moves
- in. Lovell's friend married a silly
i fashionable woman, and no greater
, j contrast in happiness exists than bo
! tween these two former friends,
i A handsome rural cottage, rilled with
I all tlie appliances of luxury, has been
x erected in Edith's native village, and
t ! thither every summer she and her hus
r i band repair to visit her aged aunt, who
- 1 has been installed mistress of this pret
: ! Gipsy Cuke.—One cup fai of fowls,
if : two cups white flour, one cup shorts,
■ one ci p sour milk, one egg, one cup
! brown sugar, one cup tnashed potatoes,
n ; half an ounce ground grape seed, six
1 drops cinnamon, teaspoonful soda, tea-
I : cupt'ull salt. Mix well; bake in buttered
n tins in a hot oven, half an hour; baste
e the top with the yolk of fin egg, laid
>. with white sugar
The " Unconquerable Jackson."
It is somewhat'-surprising to see the
extraordinary manner in which the
military achievements and private
character of Stonewall Jackson are
eulogized in many quarters, now that
the war is closed, and when there is
no good reason for such unwarranta
ble puffery. The Richmond Whig, for
instance, revived and edited by men
who say they took 110 part in the re
bellion, on the strength of which one
of them claims a seat in Congress, has
an article in which it says that 44 one
alter another the northern generals
fled defeated before the unconquerable
Jackson." A moro preposterous as- ;
scrtion could not he made in reference
to the events of the late war, and as
we often meet such exaggerated praise
of this rebel leader, it may be as well
to examine into the matter for a mo
There is no event in Jackson's ca
reer moro memorable than the tirSt
battle of Winchester, in which the
Union forces, commanded by General
Shields, held possession of the town,
and were attacked furiously by Jack-
I .on, who was 011 one of his •• rainpag
j ing" expeditions. Shields was too sick
to appear in the field, hut his army
I was managed with so much skill that
Jackson was utterly routed, and fled
i in confusion southward through the
J valley, pursued by our troops. Gen-
I oral Banks, who was the commander
of that department, happened at the
j time to be on his way back to Win
j Chester on his return from a visit to
Washington, but hearing of the battle
' and the illness of Shields, he hastened
forward, just as Sheridan subsequently
; did against JSarly, and reached the
front in time to assume command of
tlio pursuing column. That retreat was
a fearful one for Jackson. Ilis corps '
was demoralized, his wounded were !
left by the roadside, his trains ahan ]
dotied, arid the whole valley was filled ;
I with his straggling soldiers. Banks j
made a large number of prisoners.
It is one of the chief delights of cop-;
| perhead and rebel writers to dwell on '■
i the subsequent retreat of Banks before !
I Jack.-on as excessively amusing, any
defeat of the Union forces being such :
. a sweet morsel for such palates But
this tremendous rout of Jackson by j
Shields and Banks is always ingenious
-Ily left out of sight. Lee, whose great
military genius was really at the bot
i torn of all of Jackson's successes, saw
that this disaster in the valley must be
repaired, and when his spies informed
i him that Banks had been weakened by
; the sending away of a large part of bis
forces to other service, he reconstruct
j ed Jackson's corps and reinforced it
heavily, sending him hack upon Banks
, with men enough to outnumber him
three or four to one. lie expected
Jackson to surround and capture Banks'
• small command, and this calculation,
shrewdly planned, ought, in any ordi
nary eventualities, to have succeeded.
! But Jackson had all the rashness as
well as all the bravery of Prince Ku
. pert. lie was in such haste to retrieve
liis fame that ho made the arrange
ments in a heels over-head sort of a
| way. and Banks managed to escape
the trap. The glory of that campaign,
j such as it was, belongs to Lee, not to
Jackson. lie gave the latter men
enough to do all and more than all lie
asked of him, aud he gave full and
elaborate instructions, which, if prop
erly carried out, would have enabled
Jackson to capture Banks and all his
The failure was complete, and Gen
; oral Banks, instead of deserving ridi
' cule for that retreat, certainly merits
praise for the ability he displayed in
saving his small command from so
great a danger. Under such circum
stances we have always regarded this
as one of the most, creditable occurren
ces of the war. General Leo surely
could have felt nothing but chagrin
over the disastrous failure of a plan
which he had so well arranged. So
far, therefore, as the campaign in the
' valley against Banks was concerned,
Jackson achieved none of the great
things which his copperhead and rebel
' eulogists are so fond of talking about.
" If Banks retreated before Jackson in
the second advance of the latter, it was
no more than Jackson himself had
done just previously; and on his re
turn from this very expedition his
corps was compelled to make haste
I away from every one of our detach
ments it met. Neither Shields nor
Fremont fled before him on that occa
sion, hut the case was just tho other
wav. Jackson fought only when ho
couid not avoid it, he gained no lau
rels when lie did fight, and lie mado
' the best of his way back to Richmond
\ as fast as his men could travel.
, The truth of history requires that
c we should say this much, to prevent
- the exaltation of this rebel chieftain
1 into a model of military grandeur, to
e which he never attained. Ho had 110
J real skill as a strategist, and whenever
1 he urid 4 -rt
!> to manoeuvre- for him sell
Vol. LVI. No. 22.
hie failure was complete. The unfor
tunate neglect or refusal of Fremont
to make a junction with the other
Union forces which had been sent
against Jackson alone enabled the lat
ter to escape, and saved him from
another Winchester rout. He did net
make the opening through which he
escaped, and therefore the attempt to
| make that escape a proof of his milita
ry skill is a simple deception. That
opening was made for him by the pet'
ty personal jealousy of Union com
manders, and he would have been
shortsighted indeed not to avail him
self of it.
Lougstreet, Early and the two Hills
were all as Jackson when act
ing under the eye of Lee in battle, and
failed just as miserably when left to
act for themselves. The plans upon
which these men moved were those of
I Lee. J heir instructions were full and
detailed. J heir forces were never in
adequate, and the plan ol the army l>y
j which they profited, and especially
Jackson, was attributable to no other
man than Lee. Jackson was in nowiso
i superior to Hancock for bravery, dash,
:or success. Indeed, Hancock's cele
brated charge at Spottsylvania is not
; equaled by any of Jackson's acbieve
| merits, ami as compared with Sheridan,
the rebel hero is not worth considering
at all. Ihe excellence of his private
character is undeniable, and wo ad
mire his bravery. But his military
greatness is factitious.
The Painesville, Ohio, Telegraph
says that the wheat crops on the ridges
' n that county (Lake") at this season
of the year never looked finer than
now. The Erie, Pa., Dispatch, says
the same thing in that region.
'the crops in Wayne county, West
j '\ irginia, are represented as promising
| well. Peaches will be rather scarce,
: though ol apples there will be a fair
j In Meigs county, Ohio, the wheat
i crop is represented to be so bad that
. it will prove almost an entire failure.
. i lie farmers aro plowing up the wheat
fields, and either sowing them with
| oats or planting corn. Meigs is not
much of a lruit growing county, and
j but little fruit is expected.
; I n the neighborhood of Portsmouth,
Ohio, the peach crop will prove a fail
ure. Ihe trees blossomed out in all
their beauty, but a cold storm camo
upon tl o blossoms, injuring them be
yond hope of even a moderate crop.
CROC PROSPECTS IN WISCONSON.
I lie Richland county Observer, says
prospects in that section for a largo
crop of winter wheat are unfavorable,
considerable of it being winter killed.
Most of our farmers have got in
their spring wheat. The weather is
very dry, and warm rain is much
needed to bring forward vegetation.
Winter wheat in 1 ioo county, except
i in some isolated cases, is pretty much
a failure. A good many farmers are
! sowing their fields over with spring
The Waushara Argus reports the
j farmers in that section- much disap
pointed at the appearance of winter
wheat. Many fields are a total failure.
The Sheboygan Times says, consid
erable wheat has been sown in this
county during the past week. Though
•' late compared with other seasons, it
will undoubtedly come forward more
i i rapidily than it has often done when
i | sowed in March. Winter wheat, wo
> learn, is badly injured from the absence
- of snow during the first half of tho
> j winter.
The Green Lake Spectator says a
very large breadth of winter wheat
1 was sown in that county last fall, but
1 nearly every piece had been so badly
[ winter killed as to be ruined, and the
land is being resown with spring
1 NEW JERSEY AND PENNSYLVANIA.
The fruit prospects in South Jersey
' arc said by the Hammontown Hopub
i lican to be good, notwithstanding the
reports to the contrary by "croakers
and scientific gentlemen." Strawber
* ries promise well, and if the weather
3 should continue warm, and genial, a
large crop ot pears, blackberries, and
r raspberries, and a fair supply of peach
es may bo expected.
, The Berks county, Pa , Journal says:
Wo learn from our farmer friends, that
3 the growing fields of wheat and rye
1 are quite promising in nearly every
part of Berks county. In some places
the stalks are thin from freezing out—
but as a whole, there is a promise of a
l fair average yield. In somo of our
( neighboring counties the condition of
} the wheat crop is far from gratify ing.-
r In Mifflin county there will probably
f be about half a crop