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13V 0. X. WORDEN & J. K. COHNKLIUS.
Ax lN'm:rr.NiENT Famii.v Nkws Journal.
ESTABLISHED IX 1SM....W1I0LI: NO., TG'J.
At sl.-j') Vim Yi:ak, always is Auvaxce.
JJSWISMJUG, UNION CO., PA., FRIDAY, JUNE 11, 1858.
Building Upon the Sand.
T is well to wed. 'tis well to woo,
For so the world has .1 me
tj.nre myrtles grew. an. I roses blew,
And in.Tiiitig brought the miii.
B it, have a care, yc young ami fair,
He sure ve pledge with irnih ;
Be certain that vur love will wear
lieyouil ilie Jays of youth.
For. if ye live not heart for heart.
As well as hand for hand,
You'll find vou've played the-unevisc" fart.
And "built upon the .and.
"I'is wel! to save, 'lis well to have
A goo Jly More of col. I,
Ai.'l bold enough of shilling stllll",
For chanty is coid.
B it place not all your h ipss and trust
In what the deep mine tilings ;
We can n"t live tin y!'ov ilusi,
I'nmixed wuh purer things.
And tie who piles up wealth, alone,
Will often have to stand
Ik'sMe hi-i roller chest and own
"I'is built upon the sand."'
"Tis goo. I to spaV in U:ud!y 'li.-c.
And soothe whate'er we can ;
For speech should bind the human mind,
And luve link man to man.
Hut stay not nt the senile irov..
Let ttrt'Jt Willi lair.rii.ice dwell ;
The one who pities starving buds,
Siiould scatter crumbs as well.
The mercv that is warm and true,
Musi lend a helping hand.
For those wh talk, yet fail to d.i.
Dot build upon the sand."
MOVIHV, Jl L "J. I-...S.
Oorn:?irtiijJ'U. ,f the Li'Hi.-sliui linrnji-lc.
.'I'll LNKY Co , I l.I. , May .(),
A too strong attachment to the land of
our nativity is a kind of monomania,
crippling the enterprise of youth. The
are many in tho K..i.ru Ptatos who know
comparatively nothing of the West. True,
tiny may have gathered much from read
ing aud from conversation, hut they do
tut, can uot couif rehcud its rapid growth,
the beauty of its prairies, the salutrity
of its climate, and the many cities, town",
and villages that have sprung up as if by
tuagie. liven those of us who have grown
up with the country, are astonished at the
rapid growth of Northern Illinois. When
I lock hick to the time when my father
brought us here (1S37,) when all was in
a state of nature, I can hardly realize
the facts as they present themselves. 1
well remember riding over one of our
prairies with a friend, aud making the re
mark to him, that it might all be settled,
eoinc time, but uot iu our day and gener
ation : the same tract is now under good
cultivation, with substantial brick dwell
We have had rain here all this month,
with fair prospects for more, Uusincss of
all kinds is dull money scarce aud
grain low. Many of our fanners have
K.ilf I.f Aror.a ,J nlirolf K t. .1 trill
not sell at the low figures. Potatoes can t
. . .
be bought for 10 cents per bushel, oats
for 20 cents, aud corn 10 to HO cents per
bushel in the car. Youm &c.
i the ilwiiri r..i cumi-i.r.
Glorious Enterprise, and Perpetual :
Messrs. Khiturs I congratulate you
with the cheerful news of the perpetual
contract which Messrs. Halm, mith &
Co. have made, to saw, at their new saw-
mill in .ew i.crlin, plann to LuilJ all the
new Democratic piatlorms tor years to
come. It is agreed that they shall write
to all the office holders iu the I'nited
States for instructions. It is the wish of
old liuek &. Hill to have them built with
a kind of a sliding Bcalo attached to each,
aud that they be fastened on a strong
pivot, so that it can be turned several
times in a year and especially at election
times. They should have at least one
Lalf dozen platforms on band at all times,
to suit the different sections of the coun
try, just as the office holders liud it neces
sary to humbug tho common people.
Hill's plan is that the leaders of the party i firuj t)e penalties of tho law, some hook
shall contend for one thing but mean the ( or crook enabling both capitalist aud com
coutrary. For instance, if they contend mnding officer tJ escape. Kvcn where a
to oppose tho sale of tho public works, ; fchooncr is engaged iu the regular West
why, they wish to have them told. If Iudia trade, a sale and outfit in Cuba is
they talk against Lecomptonism, still, they j an casv thing, and rather than lose a voy
support the Lccompton party. Thus they ge, or return to the uorth with an empty
built so as to humbug the common people aI1,l not verv valuable vessel, the sham
in regaid to "hard money." When tho
rcchartcr of the I'nited States Dank was
vetoed, the leaders of the party told us, 0f Africa.
iu public meetings, that, in a few years, j Lastly, half a dozen of the extreme sou
they would have gold aud silver pleuty, thcrn States, constantly and half franti
and that paper money would uot be need- ; cally discuss the revival of the slave trade,
cd any more : they generally had a few ! A number of their presses aud orators ad
pieces of coin, as a seducer, which they i vocate it without stint, aud indeed a large
ralled thn "H.ntnn n.:i.tr,.r.0 " Tl.la
took like hot cakes with the people, who J
Lave been looking from year to year to (
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vain. They also opposed all the State
Hanks, and passed Resolutions at public .
incetiugs to vote agaiust any candidate j
wb, would not pledge himself to oppose '
the charter of any new Bank. The tune
has now changed. Instead of having
plenty of hard coin, Old Uuck Las now ;
issued millions of dollars which we might
call shinplaslcrs, and our young State
"tS r. Ian now holds rood to onnose I
k, before the pcoplc,but whenever the I or Cuban coast, aud brought his six hun-; harrcled shut gun, loaded with pistol balls, , his diggings will average more than two
legislature i. ia session they will aid to drcd negroes to any market of ihe vitiuity, ! Lo charge entering his left breast. He j dollars a day, Le will go out into the high
get banks chartered to suit every Pcmo- I would be welcomed as a daring and pui,c ! highly esteemed in this ncighbuhood, way, aud coax some Pter fellow to shars
"at ia the State, aud oik thtiu in us worthy njicciuieo of eufrgv. I uJ his death will be avenged. I the rroh.B of bis labels.
e flieers of the se veral banks. Fur a speci-
men, take the Sbamokiu Hank. As ano-
ther humbug iu these platforms, louk at
tho tarilT. Iu IS 14, the Democrats had
on their banners, "James K. I'olk and
the TarilT of 1812 we daro the Whigs
to repeal it." I'olk was elected, (Old
I'.uck his chief cabinet officer,) and the
tut ill' repealed, our manufactures crippled
aud destroyed, the result of which was
that the goods were brought from foreign
countries and hundreds of uiilli-ius of dol-
lars of uur hard coin was suit away. This
, has brought about the present lamentable
! calamity which bangs over our country
I and hy which hundreds and thousands of
families have been thrown out ff ctujdoy-
mi nt. This platform must also be built
to tell the people that soinothinn else is
tl.A em.o ,.f it It now must. 1. hiiilt to
suit the South aud blindfold the North,
If this cannot be done, it is generally be-
lieved that whenever old lluck will get
l,..'.l ..f it tl.-.f 1... M1 il.r.-iut it .l.,irn ..n.I
break it as Moses broke the conmiandments
on the table of stone. J'he platform al.-o
uiust contend that len itories of our coun
try shall have the full and free right to
form their own g iverntneut, and that the
inajoiity shall rule unless (as afterwards
i pvi biint'd l it tdeases old l.uek and the
! South to withold that right. Thisall mii.-t
be nut under the cloak of Dem ocraev.ai.d.
1 if any of the party should uot he sati-lied
, with any part ef the platform, they must . a thing of which our hands are quite chamber of the "Council of Ten," who but two gowns on me back, two shoes on
be tol l by the leaders that it is Democra- washed. When the port of New York decided the fate of prisoners aud of Set- me feet, and one bonnet on me head, bar
; tic, which is sullicieut to satisfy many tf ceases to fit out slave ships, and when our j during that gloomy year. j ring the ou!d hood ye gave me."
the party, who will throw up their hats African squadron has a capture or two to j The murders were committed yesterday j "You haven't any lover, Mary."
arJJ crv out. hurrah for Democracy !
I A Tuun Onutavuu
j Kelt tub 1..W -0 years.
THE SLAVE TRADE.
The foremost subject of interest, now, is
the slave trade ; its actual extent, not
less than ils proposed revival. The move
ments iu Congress, or in the Senate rath-
cr, denouncing j.ntisn aggressions, nave
occurred as natural incidents. It is
to everything of character aud dignity be
longing to us as a nation, to review the ;
(rrniitiil on ul.iidi tro Kt-itul in thisi resnpft.
,. ., , , . ,
anu to preserve me original attitude, taken
by this government when it declared the;
slave trade yirary, and cutetcd upon sys
tematic, costly, and persistent efforts for
The leading facts in regard to the slave '
trade, as it is, are Just, that, with the
connivance of the authorities in Cuba, it
was in great vigor, aud enjoyed a flourish-:
ing busiuess during the year 157; a de
gree of activity scarcely less than it had '
in its palmiest days. The Spanish officials
of these pnrts are fiercely hostile to crui
sers of every nation near them whose pres-
ence may prevent a landing and curtail
The cuast of Cuba swarms
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nun as tin y nuu ninu oiau u juu
. , .
Xhe next great point i?, that these ve
j sels are mainly Auu-ricin built, and at-
tempt to sail under American colors.
Ticenty e'njht vessels, of American build,
sailing under our fl ir', and manned by a
share of Americans, were captured on the
coast of Africa by l'.iiti.-h Cruis. rs, iu the
quarter closing with October last. All
,!.?e naill. j frln) atlj were , TL.tma t,()
the coast of Cuba. Tho failure of our
own armament of eighty guns on the coast
t f Africa to capture any of tho hundreds
of slavers resorting there, is understood to
mean that they have nothing to fear and
everything to gain by the purchase and
cmph.vmeut of American vessels. The
prj,icj,,al amount of capital employed is
nnw owncd at New York, and from that
city a number of vessels are every year
fittc j out aQj despatched in this lucrative
trade. The Custom House authorities
there have sometimes detected and stopp
ed these outfits, but none have finally suf-
skit)Dor m.(i:la ,0 6CH out for -old, and i
the honest looking craft heads for the Coast
n,,riii, i.f tl.n late 'I '..minerei il" Cinvi ii.
tioo could think of no other mode of rccu-,
pcrating the South. The Jhlta's huge
. . , . ....
luftiiiivus "6"" b"" "'s--j ;
landed at I'earl river, are intended to pave I
the way for facts of profitable shipments !
of the tame sort, and to this hour no small
portion of the public is a. a loss to know ;
whether these asserted landings iu Missis- i
sippi are realities or fictions. The whole !
touc of public sentiment at tho South has
taken off tho edge of censure on the trade !
already, and a captain who had beaten a !
Vi 1 sh or American cruiseron the Afr can :
The Senate will do Well to look these
i great facts in the face. They constitute
abroad and deeply marked departure from
the tone of public feeling which should:
exiet, if the I'nited States aro not retro-!
1 grading. The slave trade is a hideous
form of piracy, and its prosecutors would
capture a rich merchant ship as cpiickly,if
they dared, as they would ship a hurracoon :
of negroes in i uitica. The declaration of
' tais government, half a century since, was
not a mawkish sentimentality, and a thing
from which we may return to the piratical
times of a half a ceutury still earlier. We
have a duty to discharge, wholly nub-pen-
dent of Kn-lati 1 and one from which no
real or asserted insolence
by liritish ofli-
cers can excuse us. What has our s.piad-
roti of eighty ctins done for fifteen years
rent in this sunnression ? How innnv of
the hundreds of cargoes lauded iu thcWcst
Indies has it captured, or even Mcn ?
What force do wo employ to day in de -
t.-.-iit... ih.. ii.t.o ri.1,1.. t riuisfornintioti of
American vessels, buiit for regular Com-
. . ..... i. ,
inercc, aud fur a tune encased in lei'iti-
inercc, aud for a time engaged in legiti -
mate West India trade, intoslavers one
half of which the lii ilis'h canture and con-
detiin, but the other half arrive safely with
the ucgroes.making profits amply sufficient
to renav everv lns. ?
' The country h.-.s a conscience and a duty
in regard to this trade, wholly iudepeudcut
of the liritish. This gigantic piracy is not
r. port, we niav make a be-inuina iu the
Hut not the Senate may butter look
well to the assumed facts reported by out-
raged Spanish officials, w ho fear a cessa-
tion of rich subsidies, aud by outraged
New Yorkers, who have seen their ships
likely to be questioned in the very ports
of Cuba, where, heretofore, the business
has had a latitude and indulgence which
v..n tb.. ,', mi. .1,1 nnn Tbnsbivetni.li.
. . ... . . .
is iu the full tide of successful operation,
aud powerful interests are pushin-' for its
practical increase, until it shall have en-
tire immunity in the mure cluimim, which
wie-y liopu iu uiabu ui inu it csfc lueiiau
seas. If these facts do not constitute a
dark and discouraging feature of the times,
wo can bardlv conceive of facts which
ij ',,rih Imrriran.
IlllDOrtailt 1 tOIll KjlIlStlS.
Jjfr J ro-Ss-tirrry Jlur'tfrg tie1 Iff)
Sf'ttn M'H Kiilfl in Colli JUijml) and
J-'irc t,ffir$ W'fiindtd.
t'p'tu )! I.;iwr-n''v i;t i'i)l.Iii-!iii Kutra.l
I.awkk.nck, May -23 '.0 A. M. Wc
. .tir 1 . a 1. f 1
ten 10 lay betorc our rcauers Ilie
lowing coiumunication just received frum
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i oa k-q
it-sti-rday, a party of pro-slavery men
from Missouri came into the "Trading
1'ost," situated on tho military road lead,
itij; from fort Scott to Fort Leavenworth
where it crosses the Osage river, about
three miles from the Slate line. They
were not S en till they emerged from tho
timber, and rode up to the store. Here
they took Mr. (1. Vi. Andrews and Johu
I". Campbell, prisoners. Tlioy then star
led on tho road towards Kansas City.
They overtook here a Mr. Slillwell, from
Sugar Mound, who was going up to the
river for a load of provisions. They took
him prisoner, and ordered the othe r to get
into his wagon and ride. Iu a half mile
further, tiny camo to a missionary by tho
name of Kev. Charles Head. They order -
cd him into the w igoa and dismissed An-
They continued on fir two miles
d a half, when they bad taken twelve
ni-D- These iikd had Lecn lakeu when
at WnrI-i without resistance, nnd un-
armed, anu ha.l never teen implicated iu
ti.it (rmilili-J in K MlK'ie I hcV WPTrt Oltlt-
.... ... ..
On arriving at a deep ravine, in a skirt
f 1.,., tl. ....l,.r Jo.lt
The prisoners were formed into liue.about I
lif-y yards iu advance of the horsemen I
The command was iven to "uresent arms! !
fir " lvrv Ir.nn ,1 V or worn
fire. Lv try man dropped. 1'our were
killed dead ! all but one of the others were ,
badly wounded. The ruffians then wheel- !
f J tllL'ir 1,or'1"3 an'1 W"V off.
few minutes three of them returned and
i i . t . c . . fne.
' !:i..k..il the men. and rolled them over verv I
, , j
roughly to see if ihey were dead. Find- i
! in" one only slightly wounded, a ruffian I
1 put. a revolver to his car, and fired.remark- i
illCthat he had always fouud that tho '
most certain shot he could make. He
took the key of the safe out of Campbell's
pocket, saying "there was money iu that
....f . I.. ..f...... 1 1- ti. ...... t.i. ,1.1
and get it. ;
The names of the killed are William 1
Stillwcll, of Sugar Mound, reecnlly from ,
Iowa. Ho U a young man, and has ;
a young and bcautilu wife and two .
young children, lie felt perfectly sae,
remarking to a companion that "he
a l rca .Hasou ; and it is said mat a i
1'rec Mason, Dr. Hamilton, of Fort Scott, j
shot him. lie was KlIlcu wuu a uouuic-
l'atrick Koss was an Irishman, auJ had
I been driven from his claim on the little
Osage by the same gang.
Mr. Colpetzer was a fanner from I'enn.
Michael Robinson the same, from Iowa,
John F. Campbell, a store keeper, from
Pennsylvania, lie was a young man,
highly esteemed, aud had no family.
The wounded are William Hargrove
and his brother Asa Hargrove, formerly
of Georgia, who camo hereto live iu a
free Stale. This is tho head and front
ot their nlleU'ling. Also llev. Charles,
- Head, a Hiptist preacher from Wisconsin,
' who moved into that place a week ago.
: He was badly wounded, and crept into the
woods, and was not fouud till morning.
A"'09 Mall, who wa Uot hurt, but tell
from prudential reasons. Charles Snyder
was slightly hurt iu the neck and back.
The ruffian band was led by liroekctt.of
-'rt Scott, and acotupatiicd by Ir.lhm-
! -!ton and others of that place, who have
made themselves notorious for two years
: r..,t Ti,.,. ;.. ..II
1 "'fi- Wei; acquainted with the men
' whom they killed, excepting Stillwcll.
1 Eight of them lived in Kansas, and seven-
tceu Missouri. M Jst of these Seveutceu
lived iu aud around Wcstport. This place
I was the i.urder-ltulUan headquarters in
having a blue lodge, and being the
reuutzvous oi tue southern army ot inva-
sion under Gen. Clark, and the secret
I ac bnc o clock, mo news spread line
tl.o country, and before mid-
night three hundred armed men had as-
; sciublcit at the trading post, ceouls were
' BCUt i,lt0 Missouri, but no clue could be
: fouud of their retreat. Most of the people
' tal1-' condemned the act, aud were
willing wo should take them if we could,
It is supposed the ruffiins are at West-
rort, and our men are liiarclnnjr on that
I'lec, with the intention ot lakmg them
! peaceably if we can, aud forcibly if wo
j must- Capt. Montgomery and his men
are hero. Tho other citizens, generally,
are not organized. There ara no arms in
1 luc country except sporting guns, aud not
i Lal1 lue mcn uavo """
' M'Daniel is with the company, but haviug
00 military kuowledge, he docs not at-
tempt any organization or discipline. The
: however, being determined to light,
win vu uituu tuujr uavu uuiccra ut
K. 15. Mitcbel is taking an lwnorable
,:n i , cr.
part, aud a atdiug Oun. .Mcljnicl.
I J)rs. Itanford aud Weaver attended the
; .r , ,
crops raised in Linn county this year, so
you will sec the uccessity of seudiuc us
' ' fa
vrowos oi men assemuicu,
. , '
t L'O for want of them. The
who could uot g
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f , i . .i .i . " !
for it has come to this. that. .ver nisit imi.l
r- ..... I .;.....i i. w ...if...
yr . AJJi.t, Mr. Arthur.aud several others
: (,f the old cit iz usaud old men. A few
: of the timid may leave, but tho general
feeling is life or death iu Kansas.
bJ"Wc learn from a copy (sent us by
a friend) of tho Minutes of tho Wyoming
M. K. Conference, held iu I'ittstou last
month, that Johu J. l'earce is appointed
to the l astoralchari'eof the Owoi-o etiurch;
1'. S. Wordeu, chaplain, agent and profes -
sor of intellectual science in the Susnue-
hauiia Seminary, Uinghamton; aud Mrs. ""d play and parade grounds, lakes, reser
S. 0. Worden. rrecentress. A total of . veiirs, a tower aud arboreum of foridgn aud
; po ojp lueibirs and o,471 probationers,
i ;8 n.-)ort(.a wltu fcbS adult aud HIT infant
baptisms the past year. The resolutions
0I) ,avcrJ. Wire vr ,,e most full auddeci -
,;ej character, aud would have met the
Imlst hearty Amen ! of John Wesley him -
sef. We copy two of them
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-uesouui, ruai slavery in tue astracr,
I UI1U IU VVt'lJI LUULILIU 1UI Ul JU VII11CU 1.
' has been f..uud iu our couutry under that
' name, is sinful, ami tin trprniinr. ( 'lirisri;n
caD be just.iied iu holding a slave as prop -
Tl't,lt WBS ,0 allow he plea
f "-lul s.avchold.Uj5 among Christians,
K . , "W?"" w'u ?vcr","K
tue ImitlVc a,,a use the laet as a iustilica-
tion of their vile practices.
"A", Wer., That Ihe periodical litcra-
ture ol Ihe l liurch should give its most
1 n:: :.i ... .1
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aim uumau iioerty, anu suouu luucatc
'he popular iniiol to despise ami oppose
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vvt'iy uu'iiii iu vAit ii'j auiTv uuu nicu lu (
youd its present limits. To this cud we
pledge our Cordial sympathies and support
thusc brethren, havmg the charge f i
"f"'' F""-"', nuoart- uom anu .
laieuiui iu lue aiiu-siavery cause.
vV.'..i... '.s,' r.tx-t
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Ouc of the tax collectors of California ;
says that he found a Norwegian iu X.I Ij- !
1 rado county, who made ualh that bis sole !
, . i , .1., ., i
couu.y, wno uiaue uaiu mat n.s soic
earthly taxable effects were a church aud :
a school house. This singular individual
is a poor miner and has built the above j
men toned cs abhshmenls with Lis own I
hands without aid from any cue. II ,j
church is Jrce tor the Uie ot auy sect of
rcugiou.o.s, kx .uom.ous anu lih.w- :
salists. He has a miuiug claim which he :
.u. u.e. aUe. -ueue.c.
j Mary Maloney's Idea Of a Lover.
! ''What are you singing fur?" said I to
Mh, I don't know, nia'am, without iiV
because my heart feels happy." j
j "Happy, are you, Mary Maloney ? Let !
me see ; you don't own a foot of land in :
j the world." J
j "Foot of land, is it ?" she cried, with ;
a hearty Irish laugh. "Oh, what a hand '
ye be for joking; why, I haven't a pen-
ny, let alone the land." I
" our mother is dead.
"God rest her soul ! yes," replied Ma-
ry, with a touch of geuuiuc pathos, "may
' the angels make her bed iu heaven."
I "Your brother is still a hard case, I
i "Ah, you may well say that.
nothing but drink, drink, drink, and ba-
ting his pour wife, that the la the
. "You have to pay your little sister's
i.e .1, i :. . nn.i
little girl is lliuuy, willing to do wnatcv-
er I axes her. I don't grudge the money
that goes for that."
... . .
j "You haven't many fashionable dresses,
either, Mary Maloney."
"Fashionable is it? V, yes, 1 put
piece of whalebone in my skirt, and me
calico gown looks as big as the great la-
dies'. Hut, thin, ye says true ;
. "u. tic oil wia ye Ketcn .Mary .'la:o-
ncy getting a lover these days, when the
hard times is come. No, no, thank Hcav-
on I am t got that to trouble me yet nor
I don't want it."
j "What ou earth, then, have you got to
make you happy ? A drunken brother, a
roor helpless sister, no mother, no father,
no lover ; why, where do you get all your
happiness from ?
"The Lord be praised, Miss, it growed
up in me. Give me a bit of sunshine
clean flure, plcuty of work, and a tup at
tho right time, and I'm made. That
'makes mn lauoh. ami .in: an.l thin, if
e r ; 1 --
deep trouble comes, why God helpin
i C 1 tis to k-P .y b,. up. t u.e
! it would be a Kid tht'nj 1 I'atnck .W t.'ru.'
j ilvull tike it into his to come ami ax
j me; Lut, the Lrtl uillin' J'iI try tu Lear
! up unJer it.
i ti, t... t. ...- :
i iuu lam rjifitu usuii uij J ' 11 1-
j idea of laoUiug upoo a lover as an aill.e
j tion. was so droil ! lint she vad evident-
j Jy s-incore, laving befuro hrr the example
' of her sister's husband and her Jiuuken
The New York Central Park.
This iimi'iiitiennt i mfirovi-tnr n t for the
, , . e ,, , r
health and pleasure of all the people of
' . ... . -,,
the treat American emporium, will cost
, , . . . . r , ,,
pcrnaps cigiit or ten minions 01 uouars,
and rc'iuire several years feT its complc
' 1 J E
i tion. .Manhattan lslauel is lo4 miles loner
from north to south, aud about S miles
across at the' widest point. The iviuth
end of the l'ark is 5 miles from tho liat- It is a powerful di.-iufector, t prevent un
tery or south cud of the city. The l'ark pleasant and uuw holcsoiue ed. rs. I'.-e i;
is to be J mile wide, and 2J miles long, liberally, also, as a whitewash. Have you
covering 1" blocks, ruuuing from ..Oth to
I 100th streets. The re are to be live mo.Ai-
' 'jrviind passages to couneet the east and
west sides of the city. I'pou the l'ark
i -'s-'f a-0 native irregularities and forest
trees to be left pretty much as they statu:
I other shades to be added, with walks and
I carriage drives iu all directious. The
wi!- tuu3 he situated just about in
1 t,le middle of the Island, and occupy one
! eighth e f its surface, equivalent to seven
! aire fjrm3 out of --out 1.3,000 acres.
SiiciiK or a You.no Married Wo-
. ASJKA,.lv inu C.itse. A youn
German woman, named Sophia Messa-
I Uiaun, committed suicide on Tuesday
! fight, t Lcr residence, No. 1(52 IManey
; street, by taking arsenic. It appears
that for some time past her husband had
spent most of his time at lager-bier sa.
,' , . , , .
lu"t"' auJ th'3 ",;'Jc Ltr ver' u"'' 'I W-
" 1 Uesday evening she went to one of
mese piaees, aim unuing nun mere re rpies-
... i i I :.i. i...- n. . i
aud slio went to he r house and swallowed a
i ,r .1 w , f ... ..;..
Ur lio"3 fcf r-
As soon as her
v . T- i i
Cl,udllluu WJ3 physician was
Pr"ur;J, Lut ' - ' her l.l
were unavailing. Coroner 1'erry on Wed-
l.csuav Uen, . .....ese u;Je,u .i.e.- oooy
amj a verdict ot "suicide Was
'by the jury. Deceased was 19
- .. .......
& nl'caVi;V.wc.l,,,ren' .
B"eS-- letter from a youn '
his way to Kansas, written ou
. . .. .
lis way to Kansas, written ou a steam-
boat on the Missouri, May It), s.vs :
' Eniigrauls are pouriug into Kansas by
.hounds, -t- can not he made
tbaQ W() 0h,inJruJ JFSlaiiWt aud
j, tbcJ come Six boats per day leave
s;t. IjOU1Sj wllU an average ot two huudied
psengers each, for Kansas aud Se-
We have similar advices through oth
er channels. Kansas and Missouri seem
to be taking the lead ia this year's tmin-'
I To Repel Bugs from Vines.
i Gardeners will Cud this "leafy JtlVf,"
this "mouth of roses," a busy season, and
uot an unimportant part of their work will
be keeping bugs off from the cucutubi r,
melon, fiuash and similar plauts. Wo
therefore detail several modes of fighting
A decoction of tobacco an 1 red p"j per,
sprinkled on the leaves tf the Juung
plants, will repel the bugs. Kvcn the
pepper-tea aloue will le too strong f,r ail
; that Lave weak stomachs. A uiiiture ot
j two quarts flour and black pepper, dusted
' on the vines while wet with the dew, an-
j -" partial protection at least.
Open boxes, six inches high and a toot
! and a half square, set over the young
plants, will answer a good purpose ; or a
cheap and convemeut protector may be
made of birch-bark, paste boar 1, or what
! tiU old fl..or o.l-cUh, pegged
down. 1 hey may he six or eight inches
high, and of auy desired siz-. Where
the two ends meet, it is weil to taei them
.. . .t . t.l... .1 ... . 1
ue oi mo pegs, i iace mem aruauu
the hills as soon as the plants begin to
; i"k ground, banking up so that no bugs
will work under them. try few of the
! iucet tribe over ,ul'm- V J '
a noi appear to oe snuieu iu icuce cuuijiug.
Simply standing bricks on edge aryund
p '. usuauj iveeps imm oui.
Liquid manure, made from hen-Jur"
and left to ferment, will drive i-ff bugs by it with a i;ut brush, to exclude the ir,
its offensive smell. Two shovelful! of and prevent the exposed wood from sun
hco droppings to four jrallous of water cracking.
will make it of the desired strength. A
half pint of this liquid scattered over each
1 hill, on every alternate day, will repel
the bugs, aud "ive the plants a vigorous
A neighbor of ours says be has treated
his bug-visitors, for tweuty years past, to
a pinch or two of good scutch Snuff";
they think this is something to be sneezed
at, and therefore leave iu disgust. Aim r-
Farmers' Scrap Books.
F. T. U, of Otlowa Co., 111., writing to
the Ayru-ulturif, adds the following note
containing an oft repeated, but noue the
lot taluable sm-eslion : '!'. rsint rerv
r rs - - - j
olten meet with items ct valuable iutor-
inatlou Iu old newspapers that they do not
keep on tile. If all the-se scraps were cut
and laid carefully away, and when a suffi.
cient number were collected (say ence a
month; were neatly pasted into a Hank
book, alphabetically arranged, they would,
in a short time, form a valuable fund of
information for future reference.
way an Ajrieultural S rap Jl
... i.rr's . rii !
might be made
that would be iu constant demand f r rec
ipes and other information, besides fur
nishing pleasaut occupation for leisure
Use of Lime.
This article? may be used in several
ways, very advantageously, just now.
scatter it arounu jour ccss-rmus ami
kitchen drains, and over the floor i f vour
cellar, where vegetables have been stor. d.
old buildings uot worth a coat tf paint,
fences, sheds, hen-hoiisis, and granaries
iu the same condition? t.iro them a
dressing rf whitewash. And don't f r.et
the in.-ide walls of your cellar.
j wul uiaUo the air
and healthy as this.
To Kill Burdocks.
There are many ways to exterminate
this pes', but the f .'Ibwing is highly rec-
ommendcJ: Let the plants grow until Mid
summer, when the stalks ut.d leaves ale
full of sap. Then cut e ll the roots with
a strong, sharp spade, two or three inches
Lei ow ground, pluck elf the riant with a
smart pull, and stamp the ground lirmly
over the lem lining stump it wi!i sel
dom sprout again; tut if it does, it wiii
be in so weak a state that another at pi,
canon of the spade will cud the matter
Anuric , AjrieulturU
llaiucs, of N. J , gin s i
an experiment iu se'tm
J OS'S. Th
cut iu June and set en en lasted lilico
years ar.d over. '1 hose set diy only la t
cd tive. The time in which the dry posts
Were cut is not slated. It was rotiahly
iu Spring before the leaves siaitid. Wc
regard the uiid summer, as ihe best time,
to cut timber for p sts. The bottom.
should be charred upon tho outside. They
should stand in the ground ihe end down
wards. The fii.ii i ing should extend a lit
tie above the surface of the gruuud.
A. 1., ot Carroll Co., lad., writes
I( u uut ,erjl; kl)()ffU ,,jV ,. M ,
liacJ u "i,,,,
; ' ' 1 , ,( J
t.,.pKs. Tiey are nca.ly as gved as when
CLtrriNG SritAWiiKituv Ki n.ners.
U.K. Keed. Calhoun Co , Mich. Straw
berries, for bearing a'.oue, d be tter by
haviug the runners clipped. Keep the in :
slte.it by I ! tug tack eU'-fc a uetk u'atiug
growth 'd iuunci3.
good iiiontLs fur re-
moving large limbs from fruit and" shad,
trees'. The sap is now in a right condi-
t ion to form new wood, and the healing
process commences at oucc. The fuliago
also serves as a shade to prevent sun
checks in the wout.de 1 parts, although
where large branches are taken frum fruit
trees it i- better to coat the exposed por-
t'tons with the sjlutic-n mentioned belt.
The to .Is fa- pruning : jh-t a sharp,
utiely set saw, neany pointed at the end,
that it may enter between closely growing
limbs. Neither should it be a "backed"'
saw, but like lie commcn board-saw used
by tie j oners. ,Vrf-s hand hatchet.
like a small axe, easily used by one bant!.
Thin! a stout pruning knife; and each,
of them th-rp. Then, a fctep-Uddcr, ea
sily curried in the hand, or on the shoul
der, t f course we give no directions is
to what particular branches arc to be cut
off, as t L j tree or shrub is not before us.
presuming a.s i mat me rruner unaer-
.... 1 1.: . t t-
si-u. u.s u.-.o.s,.
As to the mode or manner of doing tha
wnk, let every branch be cut r'-we to thi
t'j'f'i of the tree, or main branch from
which it is tak en, and then pared close and
smooth, f ,r the wouud rapidly to heal ov
er. Il a choice tree, a solution of guru
shellac dissolved in pure alcehol to tha
consistency of cream, should be laid upon
l'runing, ia general, is not half enough
regarded by tree and fl.iuh growers. A
shale ti.e deVe lopes half ils beauty, and.
growth, by g i ,d pruning. Forest trees,
where it is ay olp-ct tu do so, are all the)
better for it; and every fruit-grower
knows, or ought to know, that he can get
no perfect fiuit, nor fuil crop.!, without
special attc-bliou to its rrastioe: while ev-
eTy fl Tist will Ull you that to obtain tho
fju,,t 1! ,wers, aud the highest perfection
' ol bleom, the nicest attention should bo
fc'lven l" Inning cut and properly adjust
ing the spray
tf the plaut. Amtrican
The c .'itois of the Columbia Dtmocrat
on.l .f lV'4-Tillc tStitifttirtt stiguiatliej
Mes.-rs. Moufgouiery,Cliapman, and Hick
man, who vo'td agaiii.-t I.ecoaip'on, asi
'"rttAlTtt-.'' Thc? men &tc bcTntlTiuc?
,jjn tiic tj rLe a,!L5t men of tho I'cunsyl
Tania Dcmo,,ut!c de'e-ation in Conerrcss.
anj wL,.ni ir) aj t;tioUi it is a,mitteJ that
t.JC:r nu.ral uract.r is without reproach.
tho absurdity, to say nothing of the con
tcmptibiiity, tf sueh a remark, must lo
apparent. These tn a have Kpres n!e 1
the great in ij; rity of their constituents.
1 Jut li'.Lre cau be no limit to toadyi-tn
that iii'.ulef.tes the d. ctriuo that Members
of Congress sh "uld be mere tools in the
hands tf the 1'rcsideut, and pay no regard
to the voie.r of their constituents. .Vim
I'ttry A if niil.
Washington, May -'", 1v"W. It is
shown by the evi lence before the Houso
Select Committee, appointed to examine
the ace omits of late I toiikei pi rs tf that
body, that a regular aud pn ti'al le busi
ness has bet n cirri, d on iu Washington
foryeaisly old lo ksiih-rs iu Congres
sional d eumeLts intended f r gratuitous
elistrihuri m among the people. The d.c
eiiin nts are pr.reba-e-l fresh from the press.
As ai iustai.ej ef the al u- s, the Ceiumtt
tee say th it the 1'atent t iiT.ee np rt, Cost
ing tin tl jveriitncnt tj'j is m,! J for Iti cents. .t
V'dunie, aud that this c eiel not be doua
but f..r the co'i a'ole negli -ence er misat.-
' plication of d- cuti.euts by metnbers.
li iiry Hertz, an int. Hig.-t.t liitnmn,
for many years a firm, unwavering IVmo
erat, has re-igned his p --i' i. n as Vice
1'resi lent of i!:e Herman l'eiuocratic Asso
ciation i f l'.'.ila lelj I. i.i. Mr. Hertz, l:kn
all go: I ci'iz 'us, has no eh ul t beetm a
diss.ni-:i -d with the political chicanery of
the times, ar.d has resolved to le free.
II ", and all nther nun of intelligence lik
hit::, know that tilt re u uld be no use of
c tniiig hero and i;.i:ii out t"
the I r a I West to till
.-i.ve labor is etr'ivty
great urea of c un're.
groui. 1, utiles.
abandvLed in thul
llK.-l 11' .
f.elo I.' ;.-'.',
sing l-.st I r
i' Ai i
oi of the
; ! v :
.iim.v;. "Ihe Huf
s llie follow n g capi-.
b. neilts tf adverti-
The o'her day, a man !o.-t a pueket-l.tiok
coiit iioiiio valiu'eies in u'i'i aineunlii.g In
f Oj-il.'il. He inline. I.i'ely p'lt all ai.tl-ti-melit
in the 1 yoo'.o-, alel e't, the IV
day of its app-fiin-hce his wile J;.f -vt re. I
tlP- pocket-hook in h.s "nth. r p iui.-,"Ui.h
he had left at home f.r r lairs.
She "read the paper.-," and toek tie rc
1'lli'lll.Nii 1M" A '''- d C.VMv A
sll'on '.tnii.'h d and ee:. p -rteliu! woinauat
Sen v rn I 1 . ii -, r eently fi go d a ill
low very severely, ti e piiii b-t el, fer
scd. icing her husband
the 1 le ni, it io r i
the pair w in1 I iuiiog ' toe
theu of re I lie r arm I her
Ceinducted hi.il le .lie
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i.. e'Ji.'-i UU'i.r
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lilJ el i
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June and July ae