The Potter journal. (Coudersport, Pa.) 1857-1872, July 02, 1857, Image 2

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    O.V DIT9,
T. by Gentlemen Only!
Wo cut fvom our exchanges the fol- 1
lowing sayings in regard tQ cne ladies :
Uoc-i .-—A lady ia Auburn was in
her garden other day, when she sud
denly -a-h: J into the house exclaiming
that fehe wj attacked by a snake, and
fainted. it was found that one of
hrr hoops had given way and caused her
i'righ .
Why should a little boy be careful to i
wclyh the conduct of his papa's sister ?
Vjsau-e the Bible says, Consider the ,
fvaya of the aunt and be wise. "
A CREEL "PARENT." —On Friday
last, Miss Mcßride swore out a warrent
in Albany, X. Y., against her father for
stealing her ear-rings to bet on a dog
fight [
A clergyman was censuring a young
lady for tight lacing. "Why" replied
the arch Miss, "you would not recom
mend loose h'ibiti to yeur parishoners ?"
The clergyman, thus outwitted, smiled
thoughtful.
Of all the projects of reformers and
enthusiasts, no otic las done so much to
enurg- the ' r oman in a practi
cal way, as—hoops.
The only way to cure a boy of staying
out nights, is to break his legs, or else
get the qalitjo h$ runs with x,o do the
housework.
A little boy once said to his grand
mother. " Grandmother, I hope you will
die rirst. " " Why so my child. ; " " Be
cause I can stand troubles better thuq
you can." This hit from an affectionate
and brave biy occasioned great laughter.
WOMEN'S CHARMS. —Pleasure is to
women what the sun is to the flower; if
moderately enjoyed, it beautifies, it re
freshes, and it improves; if immoderately,
it withers, it deteriorates, and destroys.
But the duties of domestic life, exercised
as they must be in retirement, and call
ing forth all the sensibilities of the female,
11
are perhaps as necessary to the full de
velopment of her charms as the shade
and the shower are to the rose, conform
ing its beauty, and increasing its fra.
grauce.
IN giving advice to young ladies iu
the choice of a husband, a modern writer
utters the following oracles :
The man who doesn't take tea, but
takes snuff, and stands with his back to
the tiro, is a brute, whom i would not
advise you, my dears, to marry upon any
consideration, —either for love or money.
But the man who when the tea is over, "is
discovered to have had none, is sure to
make the best husband, Patience like
his deserves being rewarded with the
best of wives aud the best of mothers-in
law. My dears, when you meet such a
man do your utmost to marry him. Iu
the severest whiter he would not mind
going to bed first!"
A .NEW DISCOVERY.—The following
was communicated to the Boston Ecen
inj Gazette by a correspondent of that
paper. We hope the discovery will be of
benefit to our feminine readers :
'• lor the benefit of your lady readers
who wear huops who of her sex do
not') permit mo to communicate a valu
able discovery, by which they are enabled
11 .-it down, even iu a circumscribed space,
without pruduciug those awkward and
unsightly protuberances on each side, and
the frequent bulging out in front of the
skirt lixe an inUatcU balloon. The rem
edy is simple; the la<4y has merely to
lilt the fioop behind when taking her
scat, so that it is brought iuto nearly a
perpendicular position, and the sides fold
snugly over close to the figure. One of
the largest and loveliest of her sex hit
upon tnis happy idea."
PRETTY LARCENY.—The belle of a
romantic little village about forty miles
northwest ot Toledo was stolen from her
father's house a few nights since. The
thief wgs an athletic young man, with
blue!* eyes and comely features. The
young fady's venerable father pursued
the thief in the morning, and on arriv
ing at , found nis lost daughter, who
iutroduoeu tne tniei as her husband.—
The old gentleman swore violently for
some minutes, when, the thought sud
denly striking him that ho was acting'
absurdly, he became amiable and said;
< 4 Blessings on ye my children !" The
children accepted the old gentlemans'j
blessings, and have since accepted a few j
hundred acres of his extensive estate.—
Toledo Commercial, June 28.
IiL'CUANAN ON THE SLAVE
TRADE. —Tne Tribune calls the attention
to the fact, that the President of the
United States has remitted the fine im
posed upon Captain Smith, in New York,
tried some time since for implication in
the slave trade :
" lie was charged with a capital offence,
and the case was perfectly clear against
hi; but to avoid the chance of his get
' T by some quibble or pretense set
't I in. of not being a citizen of the
'* '' '**-*, the prosecution accepted a
i ■ ■ '/ f/r a minor offence. Un-
der this plea he was sentenced to a term
of imprisonment and a fise of $lOOO. —
During his imprisonment he freely boast
ed to those who visited him of his connec
tion with the slave trade, and his special
relish for the business. His term of im
prisonment having expired, the President
has remitted his line and set him free. "
elj? Jlflthc Journal.
COIDEKSPORT, I*A.„
lifoiVma, fyiy Z ISST.
T. S. CHASE. EDITOR AND PUBLISHER.
fyjmbujqi) sfcie
FOR GOVERNOR.
DAVID WILM3T. of Bradford.
FOR CANAL COMMISSIONER.
■ WILLIAM MILLWARD. of Philadelphia.
FOR JUDGES OF THE SUPREME COURT.
JAM:S VEECH. Of Fayette, -
JOSEPH J. LEWIS, of Chestar.
- _ .
jp£?*l3y an act of the last Legislature,
j the number of Jurors to be hereafter sum
moned by Coroners and Justices of the
Peace in cases of Inquests upon the bod
i ies of deceased persons shall not be more
; than six to attend any one inquest.
A Convention of the County
School Superintendents of Pennsylvania,
has been called, by Mr. Ilickok, efficient
State Superintendent, to assemble in Read
ing, on Wednesday, the 22nd of July
next, at 10 o'clock, a. uj., for the purpose
of consultation with regard to the present
condition and future prospects of the
Common School system of this Common
wealth. The Convention will be one o(
special importance; and composed, as we
may pre-suppose, of a body of highly ed
ucated gentlemen, engaged in the noble
work of popular education.
KANSAS.—The Kansas Free State Leg
islature met at Topeku on the 11th inst.
Gov. Robinson's message recommends an
immediate and thorough reorganization of
the government, a modification of the laws,
and the memorializatiou of Congress. He
examines the inaugural of Gov. Walker,
contends that the Topeka Constitution
was the only clear expression of the pop
ular will of Kansas, and believes that in
competent neighboring States no longer
exercise sovereignty in Kansas. He also
declares it impossible for free State men
to vote at bogus elections; and, in conclu
sion, will maintain the position of resisr
tauee against usurped authority at ail haz
ards and at all times.
Supplement to flic Scliuol Law.
An Act supplementary to the Common
School Law, was passed at the late session
of the Legislature. It provides for Aud
iting the accounts uf School Treasurers
and for increasing the minimum School
Tax from 00 cents to one dollar:
SECTION 1. He it enacted, That it
shall he the duty of the boruiigh and
: township Auditors, in addition to the du
ties now imposed upon them by law, to
: settle annually the accounts of the School
Treasurers of the different school dis
tricts iu this. Commonwealth, and that
either party may take an appeal as is now
provided lor in other cases of settlement
of accounts by township Auditors. Pro
vided, That this Act shall not Apply to
the city and county of Philadelphia.
SECTION 2. That hereafter the tax im
posed by section thirty of the Act ap
proved .May eighth, one thousand eight
hundred and fifty-four, for the regulation
and continuance of a system of education
by Common Schools, on trades, profess
ions, and occupations, or on single free
men, shall in 140 ease be less than QNE
DOLLAR.
Approved May 21st, 1557.
HOW JAJIES THOJUI'SOW
As this gentleman has been nominated
by the Buchanan Democracy for the Su
preme Bench, we will recall a portion of
his political history, which shows that he
is unworthy the votes of freemen.
In 1818 Mr. Thompson was a candi
date for reeleotioa to Congress in this
District. The contest was warm, and the
result doubtful. There was a large num
ber of Free Soil Democrats in this Dis
trict and without the votes of them he
could not be elected. He for that pur
pose wrote the following letter.
ERIE, Pa. Sept, 8, 1848,
GENTLEMEN—Iours of the 27th uit.
has just been handed me, and as I cer- !
taitiiy recognize your right to make the
enquiries tuereiu contained, 1 hasten to:
reply.
w hen the first territorial bill for Ore
gon, that was passed was reported, 1 ox
tered as a minority report, tne following
as an amendment to the twelfth Section
of the bill.
Proyiaea that neither Slaveiy nor iu
voi notary servitude shall ever exist in
smd lerntory except for cn.uc, whereof
the party shall have been duly convicted."
(See Journals of 2iHh Congress, nairesi
1240 and 1245.)
This proviso I of course voted for; it
passed the House, but did uot pass the
Senate. In Feb. 1847, the same bill
being under consideration, containing a
Section reenacting the ordinance of 1787
which prohibited Slavery in the Territory
I voted against strikiug it out, and voted
against an amendment recognizing the |
Missouri Compromise.
At the session of Congress that has
just closed, 1 voted against the Clayton
! Compromise and also against the Missou-j
jri Compromise, and for inserting and re-j
1 taining the above, reenacting the ordin- j
iance of 1787 and making it applicable to
| the Orregon Territory.
You will therefore see I have shown by
! my votes, my belief in the power of Con
| gress to prohibit Slavery in the Territo
-1 ries—l have no doubt 9 whatever, of the
! power and the right of Congress to do so.
j I have on all occasions voted to ex
j elude Slavery from the Territories belong
! ing to the United States now, aud shall
! continue to do so, convinced that no com
! promise is necessary either to persons, the
Union, or required by any Constitutional
mandate. 1 shall, as I have already done,
vote against all compromises by which
Territory now free shall become Slave
| Territory. I may add that this is not
new doctrine to me. I have uniformly
i so voted, on all Territorial bills and shall
' continue so to do; and I shall vote for
| the ordinances of 1787 to be made appli
cable to the Territories of the United
' States, or of any other words of prohibi
: tion that may bo equivalent thereto.
This doctrine of prohibiting Slavery in
j Territories was first introduced by me,
.after the acquisition of the new Territory
: and applied directly to the Territory, j*ot
! others do not hesitate to claim much for
j adopting a principle they never suggest
| cj, and forget those who did so.
Respectfully Yours,
JAMES THOMPSON.
S. J. Goodrich, G. W. ScoSeld, J. D.
James, G. Merrill, T. Ciemmons, L.
I Arnett.
In the above letter Judge Thompson
put himself unreservedly on the platform
of the Free Soiiers, and thus secured their
votes and his election, Mark the pledges
which he made to the men opposed to
Slavery extension in this District:
"I have on all occasions voted to ex
clude Slavery from the Territories be
longing to the United States uow, and
shall continue to do so."
No F rec Sorl mau—no Republican
asked move than this. But how did
James Thompson redeem the above
pledge ? He had scarcely taken his scat
in Congross when he became the most
servile tool of the Slave Power in all the
' North. He not only voted to organize
New Mexico and Utah withovt exclud
i iug Slavery therefrom, but he voted for
the Fugitive Slave Bill, the most odious
land most inhuman act that was ever pre
' seated to Congress. Judge Thompson
not only voted for this Liberty crushing
' act, but as Chairman of the Committee
which had it in charge, he called the pre
vious question on presenting it, and thus
put the gag on any discussion of its mon
strous injustice. Compare his conduct
jon this occasion with the statements and
promises made in the above letter, and
then siiy if you can, that he is lit to be a
Judge of the Supreme Court. What
can ho kuow of justice and honor, of
truth and equity. This letter taken in
connection with his course in .Congress
after he got there, shQws him to be an
unprincipled, and untruthful demogogue.
If that is the stud' out of which to make
a Judge, then vote for James Thompson,
the nominee of the Buchanan Conven
tion—if not remember him at the ballot
box, This is the lirst time he has come
before the freemen of this District since
he acted as the tool of Slavery in putting
the Fugitive Slave Bill through under
the orack of the plantation whip. We
shall learn in October what is thought of
sueh treachery by a free people.
Dlixveral Wealth of llcKcan.
The late discoveries of large bodies of
coal and iron in McKean seein to have
damaged the mental faculties of some of
| her citizens. We are permitted to print
the annexed correspondence under prom
ise not to print any of the names. The
first letter which we publish verbatim was
recieved at one of our land offices. We
congratulate the Citizen ou the discovery
|of gold iu that county. Can you spare us
a nugget or two? We suppose you are
\ising gold nuggets for quad* by this time,
May 6th 1857.
Mr I now take ray pea in hand to
, inform you that their is aman in this place
j .hat has found lead on your land and othr
| minerals and he holds him-elf in rediness to 1
i retina all minerals that are in the earth he
say s their is minerals on your Lands and o.i
the Lands and he says that he will
suo.v tle owners of tut land that he will show 1
! them vvaere there isprecious minerals and for j
nis share he mast have one half of the miner
als and one half of the land pertaining to the !
precious minerals be is at preseut here in |
this place and wishes that you would answer j
this as soon as posible for "he thinks that he
sual not stay here but alittle while and he
holds himself in readiness to do as he her has !
sta in al tilings if you and the owners agree to '
this the preposals ind without any Charge for j
his discovery if there is nothing discovered j
ahd he says that he can purify stone coal and J
tak al the sulpheraut of all oars in the same
maner as he has stated
this is my reqest you keep this as a secret
for their is" a gold aud Silver mine in this
County and he says that it very rich and I
have 9een the upman of the oar and he says
that he does not want more than to montli3 to
open these miue3 in good weather these to
mine 3 that is in the last mentioned is not on
your land pleas keep this a secret so ,s if you
want to get the land that you oa A have a
chance to get the land if you want the same
if yo, Come to Layfayctte Come to Mr James
| Johasmgr and then you cau learn al th pcrtic
: ulers John Scroggs
Wo as witnesses James Johnsing
Direct your leter ta John Scroggs Layfay
ett Mc Keen Co P A
REPLY.
COUDERSPORT, POTTER Co, PA., "I
June 30. 1857. j
MR. JOHN SCROGGS:
! Dta>• Sir: —Your kind favor came to
hand iu 's absence, but he in- j
structed me to answer all letters relating!
to engineering operations of this character
| and you may depend that whatever I agree
'to do in your behalf, he will most relig
! iously and faithfully observe. With this
assurance you can sit down contentedly
| under your own vine and tig tree, if you
have anv, and solace yourself with the j
: contemplation of the vast mineral wealth ;
within your immediate knowledge; and it
: it is possible for rich men to be happy
i there is nothing to prevent you from be- j
; ing as happy as any of them.
You may meet me with the argument
that this wealth does not belong to you,
and that therefore you cannot eujoy it.
This I will admit is very true; but you
must bear in mind the stupendous fact,
! that you and James Johnsiugare the sole
possessors of the knowledge of this great
wealth, and as both and myself
aro Free masons, and always intend to be
las far your secret is concerned, you can
both remain a couple of undeveloped, aud
j what is better, untaxed millionaires for
' ever. Glorious contemplat'.ou!
Philosophers tell us, my dear sir, that
the joys of anticipation far exceed in their
j intensity the joys of actual participation.
Now hero is an opportunity very seldom
offered to "erring mortals hero below"
■as Dr Watts piousiy calls us, to prove the
truth of this grave but very philosophical
hypothesis! Li was said by a leagued French
savant that the discovery at' u dish was
j of more importance to. the world than the
discovery of a planet. "Because" said ho,
!"a dish was something which the world
: % O
< needed for every day use, and we have
planets onough already." So, my daar Sir,
' if you can iu cojunction with your fossil
iferous friend Mr. James Johasing prove
to the philosophical world the truth of
; the hypothesis which I have stated, you
will be immortalized far longer than if
I you were merely the discoverers of a pal
try gold mine. Don't you see?
i 1 regret most heartily, aud I am sure
! every true lover of his country will regret
that you and your geological friend Mr.
James Johnsing have actually discovered
a gold mine (not to speak of the silver
one) in that county. I regret it, because
| every day of my life I see accounts iu the
l newspapers of the wickedness which mcu
arc "up to" on account of the wretched
! stulf. Why, my dear Sir, it was only
last week that the N. Y. Daily Herald
j contained a horrible murder, brought
about by gold! The circumstances which
I you have doubtless read, are as follows:
| Mr, John Smith went into a cake and
beer saloon to buy somo cake and beer.—<
After the purchase and sale of the cake
land beer was made iu a businesslike man
ner, he took a mouthful of Cue cake and
beer and was in the act of swallowing it,
when another man eanie up and choked
' him and took ninety-two cents in gold
out of his pocket. Now what made him
|do it? Was it not the gold? Certainly
it was! If not what else was it? Now if
a man will throttle another for such a
small sum in gold, you can imagine, you
and your mineral friend 3lr. James Joan
sing, how great an injury you and Mr.
Jauies Johnsiug would be doing to
McKean county. Look at California for
example. There is no practical piety there
nor has there been, since the Vigilance
Committee abandoned their hempen ox
hortations, Why? Because the State
is crammed full of gold. Mc and
the apostle Paul (who used to preach,
but not on the McKean Circuit, though
it is supposed that he was on his way here
when he got strauded at Philadelphia,
for which you will ''search the Scrip-!
tures") he and I agree, when he says that
money is the ."root of all evil." Indeed,
I could fill up an entire new testament in
telling over to the world how much troub
le I had in my life in getting and spend
ing what little 1 have had in my day.— -i
Now in view of the testimony of the N.
\ ork Herald, St, Paul and myself, would :
you open up that gold and silver mine
and thereby ruin the bodies and souls of
the people of McKean county ? I mean I
those who don't belong to the church
and have not religion and vital piety I
enough to resist it ? 1 think not. I think
you would not. Not at all! Not by no!
means! If you do open it after wuat 1 1
have said, I shall always doubt your pietv,
I will iudeed,
! But if yuu arc determined to open
these mines I will make you an offer, and
I have not the least doubt hut that Air.
-and Mr.—*—wiil both stand to it,
just as I said wheu I began this letter;
aud if they dua't stand to it, I will do so
on my own single, undivided, individual
responsibility, as a Christian, a gentleman
and a scholar. And I pledgo my word
turther, that every dollar I make in this
speculation, that is, if you take me up,
shall be devoted to building up churches,
poor-houses, jails, orphan asylums, hos
pitals, penitentiaries and other benevo
lent institutions. I will also endow a
university for the benefit of "poor but j
respectable ' young men who arc "seek- j
ing knowledge under difficulties," and
who wish to neoome scientific geologists
like your frieud Mr, Jauies Johnsing. j
Here i 3 my offer :
Ten cents per ton for all the coal you
deliver at my office in Coudersport at
[that price.
Fifteen cents per ton for lead ore.
Teu cents per ton for iron ore.
Thirteen cents per ton for copper ore. ;
Fifty-two cents per ton for silver ore,
i warranted.
Seventy-five cents to a dollar per ton
j for gold ore, according to the quality, all ]
■to be above 17 carats Hue, warauted not
to be plated, galvanized or pinch back.
Ten ceuts a quart for rectified benzole
| with the alcohol taken out, as this is a
Temperance community,
j I make these offers in round numbers,
' though the copper would not be worth
iiuore than 121 cents per ton now, since
the new cent has come out. All miner
als must be examined and approved by
Professor Willard Taylor, of Liberty
Township, before delivery to me. I will
; further add that you are to purchase and
i mine at your own expense. I only pro
' pose to furnish you with a market where
'you can meet with ready sales as long as
Imy money lasts. Let me assure you that
the whole thing will be kept as you re
i quest, a profound seoret. My wife and
: her friends say that "they won't mention
: it for the world," so that it cannot possi
' bly sret out. If you want some one to
help keep the secret over in Mclvean Co.
I think you can have no trouble in find
in 2 such a person.
With the kindest assurances that you
' and your auriferous friend Mr. James
'Johnsing have my sympathy, and that I
hope you will find a good openi/ig some
where, and that you will appreciate my
via i, I remain, geologically speaking
"in place," Your Obt. Servt. '
Tlic Free State Men in Kansas.
The devoted and noble band of Free
State, uicn, who have so lung and earnest
ly struggled against fearful odds, are
again assembled to take council concern
ing their futa-'e course of action. The
Legislature, elected under the Top ka
Constitution, has quietly organized and
is proceeding to district the Territory for
judicial and legislative purpose l . They
are acting as if there were no such indi
vidual in the world as Governor WALK
ER. It seems as if he, with all his vaunt*
ed powers and talents, is destined to be
not more successful than his predecessors.
And he ought not to be, for he is attempt
ing, with the subtlety and intriguing dis
position for which he is famous, to com
promise away freedom aud free principles.
His predecessors failed, because they
were not sufficiently devoted to the ex
tension of slavery. He ought to fail, be
cause lie is devoted to the interests of
•slavery.
The Free State men, by their present
pr ecdure, evince a sublime heroism.—
The party who favored their cause last
fall was defeated iu the national election.
I
j Every department of the Federal Gov
! eminent is against them. All the Tcrri
! torial appointments made by President
: BUCHANAN are from the slave States.—
In short, with all that can ordinarily de
ter mon from action against them, they
have coolly met, and proceeded to aot as
| if all before them was easy, hop eful, and
promising. This is the very highest spe
oies of self-sacrifice, and tho strongest ev-.
idenoo of devotion to principle.
Surrounded by men who would uso
arniGd forco to break up their assemblage
in any moment of exoitement, they go
quietly on in tho disoharge of their duty,
regardless of all personal consequences.
For this hcroio oonduct, they deserve, in
an eminent degree, the thanks of the
whole country. They have already won
its esteem and regard, but they have
heightened that esteem and regard by
this recent display of virtue and love of
freedom. Let them never compromise
with wrong and oppression. They hold
in their keeping the Thermopylae where,
liberty and slavery have met in deadly
coufiiot. If they should prove untrue to
the trust, the freemen of the world would
curse them, and their memories would
rot with infamy.— Phil. Times.
THE SALE OF TIIE MAIN LINE. —THE
Main Line was sold last night, at 7} o'
| clock, at the Philadelphia Exchange, for
; the sum of seveu millions, live hundred
thousand dollars. It was the first and
I only bid made, and it was announced us
| the bid of J. Edgar Thompson, the Pres
ident of tho Pennsylvania Railroad Co.
There was a very large concourse of per
sons present, and the excitement was
quite manifest. The strong feeling ex
hibited was favorable to the sale, and
when its consummation was anuouncedthe
crowd broke forth in one loud and pro
longed shout of applause. The Locofoco
opposition to the sale did not seem to
meet with much encouragement in that
quarter. What will Schnable and Mott
do now i — Philadelphia 20 \nst.
I L. D WILLIAMS. — By an article in
j the last week's JOURNAL, we notice that
one L. Dt WILLIAMS, a former resides
of Potter county, Pa., has accepted office
under the Bogus Code in Kansas,
though professiug to be a Free State
: man, is officiating in Osawatomie, a Free
J State town in that Territory, as a Bogus
j Justice of the Peace, and as Probate
Judge. It seems furthermore, that the
good people of Osawatomie do not desire
' the services of any of these Bogus of
( ficials, and have held a meeting, and po.
litely requested said WILLIAMS tore,
, sign. We do not think he will be i u .
duced to do so. We never saw the man
but ouce, and that was when lie was on
his way to Kansas. He stopped ovet
night at a public house in this village,
j and learning that he was on his way to
Kansas, there to settle, and presuming
that we should find him a sympathiser
; with the Free State settlers in their suf.
ferings from the inflictions of
Ruffianism, we entered into conversation
with him in regard to matters connected
' j with the Territory. We had not talked
| five minutes with him, before we made
up our mind that more was to be hoped
, for in the emigration of the
Ruffians themselves into Kansas, than in
1 that of such "Free State" men as thu
L. D. WLL.UAMS, In short he seemed,
to us a hypocritical Border Ruffian in
, disguise. We cannot so much as hope
that WILLIAMS will resign. He is
"Bogus" Democrat, a "Bogus" Free
State man, and simply fit to be a tool of
the "Bogus" Governor and Legislature of
Kansas. — Wells v ille Free Press.
SPONTANEOUS COMBUSTION !—WHIS
KY EXPLOSION. —We uuderstand that
Mr. J. 11. Freeland, who keeps a hotel at
Con lieu ut Lake, iu this county, purchased
from a canal boat, last week, a barre? pur
porting to he filled with '-Double rectified
' Old jlouuugaiiela \\ Lisky." It w:8
t-afely deposited in his Bur-room, aud he
proceeded to d.aw it oil into another
cask. After taking out some live or six
gallons, he heard a strange hissing sound
in the barrel, and soon after the bung
flow oat with a loud report, followed by a
lurid tlanie, shooting up from that open
ing to the ceiling; then followed a tre
mendous explosion, occasioned by the
bursting of the barrel, the head of which
was thrown out with great force, scatter
ing the burning liquid around the room,
and knocking down several buttles and
demijohns on the shelves, adding their
contents to the flaiuible material. By
dint of great exertion the tire was put
out but not until the bar-room was
scorched and charred, wherever a wood
surface was exposed. Fortunately no
'lives were lost.
This explosion is accounted for only
by the fact, that whisky is now manu
factured almost solely of dings of a tierv
an:.! poisonous na ure, and this barrel had
au iver dose of some of the infamous in
gredient*. We understand that a por
tion of the liquor will be sent into tuwn
to b analyzed by some of our scientific
men, when we trill be able to give our
readers some idea of the stuff those drink
who take doses of ''Old Monongahela'
as at present manufactured. — Mead i die
Journal.
A HINT TO FARMERS. —The protract
ed and general rains of the last two
months rouder a loug and severe drouth
ill the later Summer or Fall li ighly pli
able—such a drouth as, in large district*,
: consumed last .\utumn much of the cured
fodder that was needed for Winter and
Spring, and thus caused the starvation of
man}' cattle. Now is the time to avert
the disastrous effects of a similar drouta
this season, by sowing Indian Corn, or
some other succulent plant for fall feed
ing. Two acres thus sown last June
would have carried through many a herd
that perished or was seriously injured bj
the famine of last March and April.
Let those who sow Corn, drill it and
<rive it space. It it almost always sown
too thick on rich ground. And let those
who can buy Sorghum seed in quantities
at a reduced price—(we believe it
now be bought in large quantities as low
as four or live shillings per pound) —g'* rft
th ; s a trial. It is to late now to plant
for seed or sugar, but not for fodder-
Give it a warm, rich soil, drills four feet
apart, and ruuniug north and south (so 35
to give the sun his best chance at it), and
put tho seeds at least four iuehes apart
in the rows, and two or three pounds of
seed will suffice for a very large area.—
We believe this plant will supplant In
dian Corn as a fodder crop; but let expe
rience settle this poiut. Hogs eat
greedily and thrive upon it j and notbi D
that will eat green cornstalks tails to g lV °
Sorghum a decided preference. Th® r
has already been enough of it planted or
seed; let us now see what can be done
with it for Fodder alone. —A r . Y. rl
une.