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behind a progressive piece of luau's apparel stitch
Till hie brain begins to swim !
Till his eyes are heavy and dim I
Seam, and gusset and band,
Band, and gusset and seam,
Till over the buttons he falls asleep
And sews them on in his dream !
If any one has occasion for a new coat, waist
coat or breeches, call on Davit, and he will get sat-
The next door, by a short dame of stairs, con
duets you to that famous Restaurant kept by JACOB
Tittwoostatt. The first gonad that meets you here
is a well•meant "top of 4he morning" from litre
twin, who, with his wonted smiling countenance.
and friendly expression of features, is ready to till
for you the " flowing bowl." His ale is never
tame, stale or fiat, but always " carry's a bead,"
and is wild, lively and foaming, with always aJump .
of ice to cool it. But go glow when you speak of
ice•cream, strawberries, tripe, beef-tongue, &c. I
tell you, there is no one can vie with Cnatatan in
his eating department, and I can get hundreds to
verify this statement. If you want a fresh glass of
ale or a dish of any of the various epicurian esti
bles, go to Hilliard. He has a bagatelle table
there, too, for your amusement. There is no amuse
ment so innocent, as, when you want a goblet of
beer, to roll a few balls to see who pays for it.
Ws now come,up •on tha street again and enter
the next door, where is Juan, who keeps a well
stocked, cheap Grocery. Store. It does one good to
He the activity of JACOB. You can scarcely call
for an article until the thing is before you, with his
pleasant " apmeth in g else?" And your money
hardly touches the counter, until, if "change" is
necessary, he hands it to you correct. Any one
who has need of anything in the Grocery Hee, will
do well to patronize Jacon.
TO la ONTINVED
MARRIED On the 16th instant, by the
Rev. E. Breidenbaugh, at the Lutheran Par
sonage, Mr.'Peter S. Heatwole, of Rocking
ham co., Va., to bliss Nancy Rite, of Wash
ington co., Md. •
Antrim township, June . 16th
1864, infant child of Mr. Isaac Shank, aged
28 days. •
TRAY SHEEP.---Came to the residenee of
. the undersigned. residing in Antrim township,
near hisseeker's 111 . 111, *bout the loth day of May,
last, SIX WHITE SHEEP. The owner is reques
ted to some forward, prove property, pay charges
anfl mite them' away. JACOI3 DEAL
Juno 21, 1864-3 t.
'TEACHERS MEETING. An adjourned
meeting of the Teachers' Association 'of An
trim Township and the Borough of Greencastle,
will be held iu the New,Sehool House 41 said Bor
ough. on Saturday, July 2d, at 2 o'clock. p.
All who purpose tenehing, and have not yet be
came members of the Institute, are invited to meet
+with us for , the cconsideration of, matters of vital
importance to the profession. By order of
HENRY OMWAKE, Profit.
I. Y. A THERTON, Sec. [June
HASTINGS GEAR. Authorized Claim
Agent, Chamberaburg. Bs., for the collection
of Pennon", Bounty . , Boa 'Pay and Bounty Land
for offieers, giddier', their widows or heirs. All
busioess will receive prompt attention either by
personal applieition or letter. [May 2440
Ihive lately resumed my- old , business, and ti
those who were formerly my friends and pa
trons, and to the entire community, I have the joy
ful intelligence to communicate that I have just re
turned from the city, with a large arvi well selected
assortment of BOOTS AND SHOES. .I
greet pains in purchasing my stock. and I am pre
pared to announce that I l4ve nothing in my store
which is not fashionable; durable and serviceable ;
and I intend to sell my stock at very,
In addition to my ready-made stock, I have also all
kinds of Pcitheri Shoe Findings; and all the. ap
pendages, wlkieh,are ordinarily found in i a store of
this kind. - -
I am constantly receiving a new supply of Boots
and Shoes from the any,
NEW WORK.—I am also prepared, to make
new work to order' on the shortest notice. Persons
in want of anything in this department, which will
tit them comfortably, and look as neat as city work,
and wear outs they are.tired nf willtlo well to
call on me, being supplied with the very hest ma
1 take this method of returning my thanks to my
may friends and customers, who'have forinerly so
liberally patronized me. and epress my,willingness
to take the dimensions of their Pedal extremities
and give them fits whenever they call, at prices,
too, cliespor than can he found in the township.
.1077 All Hips sewed gratis. - •
Siore ono door West of Hostetter St. Co's
Grocery Store; and' nearly opposite the; Union
Hotel. " SAMUEL HAMMILL.
Greencastle, May 24, 1364.-Iy .!.
CAuTiorn , —Tht otiblio is hereby cautioned
that, if any persons caught Fishing, Swimming
Digging Slate, or in any way trespassing On my,
land, they will be dealt with according to law.
M. M. WCAULEY.
Greencastle, May 17, 1864.-3 t
.11:411 ricE I—Noties is here
by given that Letters Testamentary on the Es-
Woof Margaret . Schnaider, rate of Greoacastle, de
ceased, have been granted tkethe undirsigned, re
siding in said Borough. All persons knowing
themselves indebted to said estate will please. make
immediate payment t And those having claims will
priietdtthem properly authenticated for settlement.
Greencastle, May 17, 1864,6 t.• • 'Executor.
t. EITAITRER & Co., LUMBER MER
.I.JP • CRANTS;,Clistaberiburg, Ps., have onlind
and fer sale at prices to suit the, times .
White Pitia.2 inch Plank.
66 66 IL
11 61 IS
Yellow Pine Joiete.
" Roofing Lathe.
" • • Boatels.;: , • -
Loeuet Posts, Chestnut Posts, White Pipe Shin
gles, Chestnut Shingles, Plastering Lethal; &c.
Moo el/peek the Cumberland Valley Railroad
road• Depots • [May 17, 1864.-3areow.
US. 10-40 ONDS.—These Bonds are is
• sued underilhe Act of Congress of March
1864, which provides that all Bonds issued under
this Act shall be EXEMPT FROM TAXATION by
or under any state or municipal authority. Sub
scriptions to these Bonds are received in United
States notes or notes of National Banks. They are
TO BE 'REDEEMED IN COIN, at the pleasure of
the Government, at any period not less than ten nor
more than forty years from their date, and until their
redemption FIVE PER CENT. INTEREST WILL
BE PAID IN COIN, on Bonds of not ever one hun
dred dollars annually and on all other Bonds semi
annually. The interest is payable on the first days
of March and September in each year.
Subscribers will receive either Registered or Cou
pon Bonds, as they may prefer. Registered Bonds
ire recorded on the books - of the U. S. Treasurer,
and can be transferred only on the owner's order.
Coupon Bonds are payable to bearer, and are more
convenient for commercial uses.
Subscribers to this, loan will have the option of
having their Bonds draw interest from March Ist,
by paying the accrued interest in coin—(or in Uni
ted States notes, or the notes of National Banks,
adding fifty per cent: (Or preMium,) or receive them
drawing interest from . the date of subscription and
leposit. As these Bonds are
Exempt from State or Municipal Taxation,
heir value is increased from one to three per cent
per annum, according to the rate of tax larks in
various parts of the country.
At the present rate of premium on gold they pay
OVER EIGHT PER CENT. INTEREST
in currency, and are of equal convenience as a per
manent or. temporary investment.
It is .believed that no securities offer so great in
ducements to lenders as the various descriptions of
U. S. Minds.. In
,all other, forms of indebtedness,
the faith or ability of private parties or stock com
panies or separate communities only is pledged for
payment, While for the debts of the United $ Latia
the whole property of .the country is holden to se
cure the payment of both principal and interest in
These Bonds may be subscribed for. in sums from
$5O up to any magnitude, on the same .terms, and
are thus • made equally available to the smallest
lender and the largest, capitalist. They can be con
verted into money at any moment, and , the holder
will have the benefit of the interest.
It may be useful to state iu this connection that
the total Funded Debt of the United States on which
interest is payable in gold; on the Od day of March,
1364. was $768,975,000. The interest on this debt
far the coming fiscal year will be $45,937,126,
while the customs revenue in gold for the current
fiscal year, ending June 30th, 1864. has been so far
at. the rate of over $100,000,060 per annum.
It will be seen that even the present gold raven
ties of the Government are largely in excess of the
wants of the Treasury for. the payment of gold in:
terest, while. the recent increase of the. tariff will
doubtless raise the annual receipts from customs
on the same amount of importations, to $150,000,-
000 per annum.
Instructions to the National Banks acting as loan
agents were not issued from the United States
Treasury until March 26, but in the first three weeks
if April the subscriptions averaged,more than TEN
MILLIONS A WEEK.
Subscriptions will he received by the
First National Bank of Philadelphia, Pa.
Second National Bank of Philadelph)a :Pa.'
Third National Bank of Pbiladelphik, Pa.
AND BY ALL OTIIEIt NATIONAL BANKS
which are .deposiMries of Public money, and all
RESPECTABLE BANKS AND BANKERS
throughout the country, (acting as agents of the
National Depositary Banks,) will furnish further
information on application and
Afford every Facility to subscribers.
May 10, 18641-2 m.
Springy► and Summer
NCOURAGED by the liberal patronage which
LI has been heretofore extended to ue. and desir
ing to meet the varied wants and tastes of our nu
tneroue customers; we have just brought from the
East a very large and.elegaut stock of Spring and
Summer Goode which we offer at.
than have been heretofore known to the trade. We
believe in " Quick. Sales and Short Profits." We
buy for Caish,as low as we tan, and sell as low as
THE 'LAME S
are invited to call and examine our assortment of
COLORED ALPACAS, •
PLAIN AND FIGU NGHAMS, RED DELAINES,
and all other Goode in their - line, pretty, new and
CLOTHS FOR CLOAKS,
KID,SILK& LISLE THREAD GLOVES
FRENCH & AMERICA.N CORETS,
for Spring or Summer, and the latest style
We bare just opened a large stock of
Mene.and Boys' Wear
• C 11.0'TH '
CAS S BEES,
(of latest styles,)
* ' LISE , N--CHECKS ,
LINEN DRILLS, &0.,&n.
BLBACAED and BROWN MUSLINS, all widths
and grades, and at low prices—considering cost.
All articles kipt in s well regulated store will be
found here. Persona in this and adjoining town
ships are invited to call. We consider it no trouble
to show goods.
Stir Remember the piece le on the South
corner of the PublieS quart next door to
S. Jr. PRATHER & CO
Greeacaatl•, march 29, 1864,1 r
NC ASILE. rEAN MAN Co.. PA. JUNE 21, 1864.
SPRING TIME TABLE
Five Trains Daily to and Four from
uN AND .2.87K.1t
MONDAY, MAY 18th, 1861,
THE Passenger Trains of the Pennsylvania Rail
road Company will depart from and arrive at
Harrisburg and Philadelphia as follows :
THROUGH EXPRESS TRAIN loaves Harris
burg daily at 2.45 a. in., and arrives at West Phil
adelphia at 6.55 a. in.
FAST LINE leaves Harrisburg daily (except
Monday) at 0.00 a. M and arrives at Philadelphia
at 10.10 a. in. Passengers take breakfast at Lan
MOUNT JOY ACCOMMODATION, leaves Har
risburg at 7.20 a. m., connects at Lancaster with
Lancaster accommodation train, and arrives at
West Philadelphia at 12.25 p.
COLUMBIA. ACCOMMODATION TRAIN, leaves
Harrisburg-at 12.20 p. m. ; Columbia 1.65 p.
and arrives at Lancaster 2.30 p connecting
with Fast Mail east at Lancaster for Philadelphia
at 5.30 p. m. •
MAIL TRAIN leaves Hadisburg ,at 1.20 p. m.;
Lancaster at. 2.47 p in., and arrives at West Phil
adelphia. at 5.30. p. m. • •
HARRISBURG ACCOMMODATIO? TRAIN,
via Columbia leaves Harrisburg at 5.25 p. m., and
arrives at West Philadelphia at,10.50 p.
BALTIMORE EXPRESS TRAIN leaves Harris
burg daily (except Monday) at 2.10 a in.; Altoona
7.35 a. m., take breakfast, and arrives at Pitts,
burg at 12.30 p. in.
PHILADELPHIA EXPRESS TRAIN leaves Tfar , ,
risburg daily-at 3.10 a. ta. ; Altoona at 8.20 a. in.,
take breakfast. St. arrives at Pittsburg at 1.00 p.
MAIL TRAIN leaves HarrisbUrg at. 1.30 p.
Altoona at 7.15 p. M.. take supper, and arrives at
Pittsburg at 12.30 . a. in.
FAST LINE leaves Harrisburg at 3.50 p. m.
Altoona at 8.35 p. m., take supper, and arrives at
Pittsburg at,1.00 a. ut.
MOUNT JOY ACCOMMODATION leaves Lan.
caster at 9.81) a. m., arrives at Harrisburg at 11.10
HARRISBURG ACCOMMODATION TRAIN
leaves West Philadelphia at 2.45 pant , and arrives
at. Harrisburg at 8 10 p. m.
MOUNT JOY ACCOMMODATION No 2, leaves
Lancaster 'at. 6.25 p. m., connecting there Witli
Harrisburg Accommodation West, leaves Mount
Joy at 7.00 p. m., and arrives at Harrisburg at
8 20 p. tn. SAMUEL D. YOUNG,
Supt. Middle Div. Penn'a R. R.
May 22, 1864.
FT. WAYNE AND CHICAGO RAILWAY,
Cleveland and Pittsburgh Railroad!
ON and after. May 15th, 1964, trains run
Pittab',g. For chi . go. For CloV(1. .For Wheel' g
preas I . oo'a. in. 1.00 a. in. .1.1.)0 a. in.
Express 1.10 p. rn. 1.10 p. in. 1.10 p. m.
Mail 6.30 a. m. 6.10 a. in.
P., F. IV. & C R'y..2.20 a. in., 3.20 p. in., 7.00
p. m., 7,50 p.
C. & P. it. R.. 2.10 a. In., 3;50 p. m., 8.05 p. m.
ACCOMM L ODATION TRAINS.
LEAVE ALLEGIIENT -
For Alliance. For N. 13. For N. C. For Stcu'e.
2.10 p. m. 0.15 a m.. 6.40 a. m.
12.00 in. 3.50 p. m. 3.50 p. YD.
440, p. m.
P., F.W. & C. 11'y..7.20 a. m., 8.20 a. m.. 2.35 p
m., 4.50 p. m.
C. & P. R. II 9.30 a m.
GEORGE PARKIN. Agent.
Union Passenger Station. Pittsburg, Pa.
A. q..CASSELBURY. Agent,
F. B. 'MYERS, General Ticket Agent.
G REAT DIS I. O u VIDY n ! s
Bitter Wine of Iron,
For the cure of weak stomachs. general debility. in
digestion. diseases of the nervous system, constipa:.
tion, acidiry of the stomach, and for all cases re,
quiring a tonic.
This wine includes the most agreeable and efficient
Salt of Iron we possess.; Citrate of Magnetic Oxide
combined, with the most energetic of vegetable ton
ics, Yellow -Peruvian Bark. The -effect in many
cases of debility,loss of appetite, and generaPyros7
tration of an efficient Salt of Iron, combined with
our valuable Nerve Tonic, is most happy. It aug
ments the appetite, raises the pulse, takes off mus
cular flabbiness, removes the paler of debility, and
gives a florid vigor'to the countenance.
Do you want something to strengthen you ?
Do you want a good appetite?
Do you want to build up your constitution?
Do you want to feel well ?
Do you want to getrid of nervousness?
Do you Want energy ?
Do you want to sleep well ?
Do you want- a brisk and vigorous feeling
If you do, try
Sunken; Bitter Wine of Iron !
This truly valuable Tonie has been so thoroughly
tested by all classes of the community that it
deemed-indispensable as a tonic medicine. It costs
but little, purifies the blood, and gives tone to the
stomach, renovates the system, and prolongs life I
now only ask a trial of this valuable tonic.
BEWARE OF COUNTERFEITS.—AS KUNKEL'S BITTER
WIN; OF IRON is the only sure and effectual remedy
in the known world for Dyspepsia and Debility, and
as there are a number of imitations offered to- the
public, we would caution the community to pur
3hase none but the genuine article. manufactured by
3. A. K UN KE L, and has his stamp on the top of
the cork of every bottle. The very fact that others
are attempting to imitate this valuable remedy
proves its worth and speaks volumes ilk, its favor.
The BITTER WINE OF - Enos is put up in 71.. cent
and . sl bottles, and sold by all respectable druggists
hroughout the country. Be particular that every
nettle bears the fac simile of the proprietor's signs
General 'Depot, 118 Market st., Harrisburg. Pa.
For sale in Greencastle. by T. II HOSTETTER,
3.ud'all respectable dealers throughout the county.
Prepared and t old, Wholesale and Retail, by
KUNKEL tt, BORTHER,
Apothecarys,. 118 Market. Street,
[Nov9,' fi3-6ml Harrisburg.
ikr E W A ERA N GEMENT.—Freight
11( through to New York without tran
shipment—The undersigned would respectfully
inform the public, that they are prepared to ship
all kinds of Produce, Merchandise, &c., from Cham
bersburg and Greencastle to New York without
transhipment. and deliver it at New York as quick
as it can be delivered in Philadelphia.
The attention of Millers and Shippers is respect
fully invited to this new arrangement. For further
information inquire of
• DEITZ k MOON% ELL, A gents.
mar l-tf Chambersburg and Greencastle.
NEW HA RDWARE.
A. W. WELSH,
Dealer in Hardware and Cutlery,
G - ItEENCASTLE, PA.
1 have just opened a complete and selected stock of
Building and Housektvping lliardsoarc,
which I offer to the citizens of this place and vicin
ity. at prices that cannot fail to please.
Table and Pocket Cutlery,
Iron and Nails,
Oils. Paints and Putty.
Hinges, Looks and Screws.
Tinned, Hollow and Enamelled Ware,
Tube. Buckets, Churns, .te.
A large assortment of Window Glass,
A beautiful stock of Cain Trimmings,
Brushes, Ropes and Shoe Findings.
A. general assortment of all kinds always on hand.
Call and see the beautiful stock just opened.
Greencastle, November 17, 1863-ly.
TO ALL WANTING FARMS.
New Settlement, of Vineland.
A EMEDY •FOR HARD TIMES.
A Retie Opportunity in the Best Market, and Most De
lightful and healthful Climate in the Union. Only
thirty Miles South of Philadelphia. on a Railroad;
being a Rich, heavy Soil, and highly Productive
Wheat Land; Amongst the Best en the Garden State
of New Jersey.
It consists of 20,000 acres of GOOD land, diviied
into Farms of different sizes to suit the purchaser—
MOM 20 ACRES AND UPWARDS—SIid is Sold at the rate
of from $l5 to $2O per acre for the farm land, pay
able one-fourth cash, and the balance by quarter
yearly installments, with legal interest, withiS" the
term of four years.
The Soil is, in groat. part, a.Rich Clay Loam. suit
able for Wheat, Grass and Potatoes—also a dark and
rich sandy loam, suitable for corn. sweet-potatoes,
tobacco, all kinds of vegetables and root crops, and
the finest varieties of fruit, such as Grapes, Pears,
Peaches, Apricots, Nectarines, Blackberries, Melens
and other fruits, best adapted to the Philadelphia
and New York -Markets. In respect to the soil- and
crops there can he no mistake, as visitors can exam
ine both, and none are expected to buy before so do
ing. -and finding these statements correct—under
these ciretunat ances, - unless these statements were
correct, there would be no use in their being made.
It is considered the best Fruit soil in the Union.
[See Reports of Solon Robinson, Esq.; of the
New York Tribune, and the well-known agriculturist,
William Parry, of Cinnaminson, New Jersey, which
will be furnished inquirers.]
The Afarket.---By looking over a map the reader
will perceive that it enjoys the lust market in ill I! Un
ion, and has direct communication with New York
and Philadelphia twice a day, 1-eing only thirty-two
miles from the latter. Producer... this market brings
double the price that it' does in locations distant
from the cities. In this location it can be put into
market the same morning it is gathered. and for
what the farmer sells he gets the highest price:
whilst groceries and other articles he purchases he
. gets.at the lowest price. In the West, what he'sells
brings him a pittance, but for what he buys he pays
two prices. In locating here the settler has many
other advantages. lie is within a few hours, by
railroad. of all the great cities of New England and
the:Middle States. lie is near his old friends and
associations. He has school for his children, di
vine serrice, and all the advantages of civilization;
and he is near a large city.
'The Climate is delightful ; the winters being se : -
lubrious and open, whilst the summers are no warni
er than in the North. The -*Mien is upon the
line of latitude with northern Virginia.
Persons Wanting a change a Climate for Health,
would be , much :benefitted in Vineland. The- mild
' ness of the climate and its bracing influence, makes
it excellent for all pulmonary affections, dyspepsia or
general_ debility. Visitors will notice a difference in
a few days. Chills - anti fevers are unknown.
C'onvenieneisett Had.—Building material is plen
ty. -Fish 'and oysters are plenty and cheap.
Visitors must, expect., however, to see a new place.
Why (he Property has not been Settled Before?—
This question the reader naturally asks. It is be
cause it has been held-in large tracts by families not
disposed to sell, and being without railroad facilities
• they had few inducements. The 'Railroad has just
been opened 'through the property this season, for
the first time.. ,
Visitors are shown over the land in a carriage,
free of expense, and afforded time and opportunity
for thorough investigation. Those who come with
a view to settle, should bring money to secure their
purchases, as locations are not held / loon refusal.
The Safest thing in Hard Times, where, people
have been thrown out of employment or business,
and possess some little means or Small incomes. is to
start themselves a home. They can buy a.piece of
land at a small, price, and earn more than wages in
improving it, and When it is done it is a certain in
dependence and no sass. A few acres in fruit trees
Iv, 1 insure a comfortable living. The land is put
do.:n• to hard-times, and all improvements can be
made at. a cheaper rate than most any other time.
The whole tract., with six miles front on the rail
road,-is being-laid out with fine and spacious even
uel, with a town in the centre—five acre lots in the
town sell at from $l5O to $2OO ; two and a-balf acre
lots, at from $80:to $l2O, and town lots 50 feet front
by 150 feet 'deep, at s.loo—payable one-half cash
and the balance within a year. It is only upon
farms of twenty acres, or more, that four years'
time is given. •
To Manufacturers, the town affords a fine opening
for the Shoe - manufactUring' business, and other ar
ticles, being near Philadelphia. and the surrounding
country has a large population, which affords a
This settlement, in the course of several years,
will be one of the most beautiful places in the coon
trY. and most agreeable for a residence.
It is intended to make it a Vine and Fruit grow
ing country, as this culture is the most profitable
and the best adapted to the market. •Every advan
tage'and convenience for settlers will be introduced
which will insure the prosperty of the place. The
hard times throughout the country will be an advan
tage to the settlement, as it compels people to resort.
to agriculture for a living.
JUST received and for sale cheap a new lot of
BOOTS & SHOES
1 3 -
Greencastle. March 26, 1861.-tf.
MFRS. SATE WUNDERLICH informs
the Ladies of Greencastle and vicinity, that
she lies just returned from the city with a complete
assortment of the Latest style
Bonnets, Hats and Bonnet Trimmings,
and all other articles usually kgpt by Milliners.—
The Ladies are requested to call and exatiline her
stock. [April 25, 1864.
COPPER and Brass Kettles, of all i 5 izes, for
sale cheap, at J BARE's.
Report of Solon Robinson,
Or TRI, NEW TORR. TRIBUNE, i 1" TICK
ft - 1r The following is an extract from the report
of Solon Robinson, Esq., published in the :New York
Tribune, in reference to Vineland. All persons can
read this report with interest
&vantages of Farming near Iforae--Vineland--Re
marks upon Marl—Soil. its great Fertility--The
Cause of Fertility—Amount of Crops Produced--
It is certainly one of the most extensive fertile tracts,
in an almost level position, and suitable condition foe
pleasant farming that we know of this aide of the west
ern prairies. We found some of the Oldest farms appar
ently just as profitable productive as when first cleared
of forest fifty or a hundred years ago.
The geologist would soon discover the cause of this
continued fertility. The whole country is a marine
deposit, and all through the soil we found evidenced
of calcareous substances. generally in the form of
indurated calcareous marl, showing many distinct
forms of ancient shells, of the tertiary formation;
and this manly substance is scattered all through the
soil, in a very comminuted form, and in the exact
condition most easily assimilated by such placenta
the farmer desires to cultivate.
Marl, in all its forms, has been used to fertilise
crops in England, from the time it. was occupied by
the Romans; and in France and Germ Lay a marl
bed is counted on as a valuable bed of manure, that
can bo dug, and carted and spread over the field.—
How much more valuable then it must be, when found
already mixed through the soil, where new particles will
be turned up and exposed, and transformed to the owner's
use every time he stirs the earth.
Having then satisfied our minds of the clause, they
will not be excited with wonder at seeing indubitable
evidence of fertility in a soil which in other situa
tions, having the same general characteristics or at
least appearances, is entirely unrenumerative exeopt
as its productiveness is promoted by artificial fertil
A few words about the quality and value of this
an.., for cultivation, of which we have some strong
Our first visit was to William D. Wilson, Franklin
township, Gloucester county, who purchased some
eight wiles north of Millville, abouttliree years ago,
for the purpose of establishing a steam mill, to work
up the timber into lumber, to send off by the now
railroad, as -well as the firewood and coal, for which
he built. a branch track a mile and a half long. He
also furnished sixteen miles of the'rond with CMS,
and has no doubt made the mill profitable, though
his main object was to open a farm, having become
convinced that the soil was valuable for cultivation.
In this he has not been disappointed, as some of his
crops prove. For instance, last year, the second
time of cropping, 306 bushels of potatoes on one
acre, worth 60 cents a bushel in the field. This year
seven acres, without. manure, produced 356 bushels
of oats. In one field, the first crop was potatoes,
planted among the roots, and yielded 75 bushels.—
The potatoes were dug, and wheat sown. and yield
ed 16 bushels; and the stubble turned under and
sown to buckwheat, which yielded 33-1 bushels ;
and then the ground was sown to clover and timothy,
which gave as a first crop 21 tons per acre.
The fertilizers applied to these crops were first,
ashes from clearings ; second, 225 pounds of super
phosphate of lime; third, 200 pounds Peruvian gu
ano; then 50 bushels of slaked lime has been spread
upon the clover since it was mowed, and turned in
Mr. Wilson's growing crops, and the wheat stub
ble of the present season, all indicate his land as
productive as any part of the State.
At Mary Barrow's, an old style Jersey woman
farmer, several miles south of Mr. Wilson's, we were
so particularly struck with the appearance of a
field of corn, that we stopped to inquire of the hire's
nian how it was produced. We found that the land
had been the year but one before in wheat, sown
with cluver,,tind this cut one season, and last spring
plowed once, with one "poor old nag," and planted
"Yes, but. you manured high, we suppose ?" we
said interrogatively, and got this reply :
"Waal, you see, we couldn't a done that ; 'cause
we hadn't. but forty one-horse loads altogether, for
23 acres, and we wanted the most on't for the truck.
The truck consisted of beets, carrots, cabbage,
cucumbers, melons, &c., and a very productive patch
of Lima beans, grown fer marketing. So we were
satisfied that the soil was not infertile, even unaided
by clover, which had fed the ems, because the "truck
patch" had not been iti - Miltivatien long enough to
obliterate all signs of the forest.
Our next visit was to the large farm of Andrew
Sharp, five miles north of Millville, from half to a
mile east of, the railroad, and just about in the cen
tre of Vineland. Mr. Sharp commenced work here
in: December, 1858, upon 270 acres. In less than
three years, he has got 284 acres cleared and in
crops this season, as well ineloeed and divided into
several fields, with cedar rail or pole fence ; has
built. a two-story dwelling, about 36 by 40 feet, and
a smaller house for farm laborers, and a stable and
granary and some other outbuildings.
Considerable part. of the land was cleared for the
plow at $ll an acre, and on some of it the first crop
was black - wheat, limed with 50 bushels in pOwder
per acre. This crop may be put in July 4th to 20th,
and yields 20 to 30 bushels per acre, harvested in
NoVereher ; when the land being sowed with 1501b5
of Peruvian guano and seeded with rye, yielded 12
to 15 bushels per acre and 10 worth of straw. The
ryelstubble turned. after knoeking off a large growt h
of oak sprouts; and dressed again with guano and
seeded to wheat, gave 15 or 16 bushels. The crop
which he was threshing while we were there promi
ses more, of a very plump grain, and the straw is
We went over the stubble, and found the clover
and timothy, from seed 'sowed last spring, on the
wheat without harrowing, looking as well as weever
'saw it upon any old cultivated farm, and with a lit
tle work done in the winter to clear off some roots
and rotten stumps, and setting stakes to mark per
manent ones, he will be able to cut. the crop the next
year 'with a mowing machine, and we will guarantee
two tons per acre, if he will give the overplus if it over
runs the estimate.
Part of the land was planted with potatoes for a
first crop, which yielded 120 bushels per acre. It
was then limed with 50 bushels per acre. and seeded
with wheat and. clover, yielded and average , of over
15 bushels per acre, and the clover now looks beau
Other portions have been planted with corn as a
first crop. which yielded 30 bushels of yellow tint
corn, and the second crop 40 bushels, and the third
crop. treated to 150Ibs. of guano, we are sure no
one would estimate below 40 bushels per acre.
[The reader will recollect that the writer is now
speaking of land perfectly new, and which can
scarcely be considered in good arable condition
In other cases, the corn crop of last year was fol
. lowed with oats this season, not yet threshed, but
will average probably 40 to 50. bushels. Sweet po
tatoes, beans ; melons, and, iu fact, all garden veg
etables. as well as young peach and other fruit
trees planted this year show very plainly that this
long-neglected tract of land should remain so no
longer, and there is now a strong probability that
it will.not.; for under the auspices of Mr. Landis.
' it will be divided into small lots, with roads located
to accommodate ail—the surveyor is now busy at
this work—and all purchasers will he required to
build neat emnfortable houses, and either fence
their lots in uniformity, or agree to live without
fence, which would be preferable, by which means
a good population will be secured, who will eetab
lieh churches. schools, stores, milli. mechanic shops
and homes—homes of American farmers, surround
ed by gardeni, erehards, fields and comforts of civ
If nay one, from any derangement of business,
is desirous of ,changing his pursuits of life, or who
is frost any cause desirous to find a new location
And cheap home in the country, and who may read
end believe what we have truly stated, he will do
Well to go luta see 'Tor himself what may be seen
within a tiro lioure";ride oat of Philadelphia.