Democratic Banner, December 23, 1853

Democratic Banner

December 23, 1853

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Democratic Banner (Newspaper) - December 23, 1853, Davenport, Iowa DEMOCRATIC BANNER, By EAG1L IHILLAR, JT0 no Sontij, no (fort, no West nnfrer tljc tfonstitatioit; but a sacrclr maintenance of tljc dominant Haiti arrJ fare trctiotion to tljc Common Pi finer. per VOLUME VI. DAVENPORT, IOWA, FRIDAY, DECEMBER 23; 1853. NUMB Kit 8. WEALTH, FAME, KUDEKDSHTP AKD LOVE. BY D. G. Sl'COWAN. What is weJlh? A freighted with the 11U oE life, Posaesaion and pursuit alike afflict; "Who liaf h it not, burthens his precious years, With schemes by day, and visions through the I Of means tograsp the bought; And lie that hath it bears a world of care, To save it from decay and wiles of man, From claims of chancery, jind suit? at law, j From Fall of frauds and sad From those whos: agency he needs must trust: All men are anxious to secure the splendid That blights the peace of all its votaries. Barings or Kothchilds, Astors or Girards, j Their golden millions and laborious lives, j as cheaply as the slave is paid, With food and when grave; Then this posthumous evil heirs, and wreckless dcvrsees, Who scatter their hard earnings to (he winds., I ;TiU naught is such nisn lived i And toiled and died. And what is fame? 'Tis the vibration qf the viol's; 'Tis but the echo Eroja some dUt ml The bare reverberation of a The shadow not tbe bubdiauce of The deeds once over, the substance goi'e, The echo ceases and thr shadoiv They look like bwi ,n 1 i-e now no more. IE Wealth ami FuinenULe tkuv And fail a life's long lo ivpij, Waat is there else for restless ma..T- p i isn't.? Some unexperienced an I yo ;tU, Jn tile waim flush of h s fresh crie1, That Friendship's balm the cullure wvll rc-u'-udsj And giies a lasting totlie mind. And what is Friendship JTis to be cradled m the tall tree's top In summer's o'er hanging boughs Hear high their shadowy bowers; and Like many thousand slaves, fan the soft air, And fresh fragrant to our lips. But when the winter's mil storm-? ap- proach, The leave us to tlic whirlwind's The branches yield no longer their support, But break beneath IH, in hour oC nee Thua human aid, wh-in most want its stay, Fliei far away, and all our dmim? of we-illh And Friendship soon is dead! comes the maiden with her brylif, black eyes, Dancing wil'i joy amid the crimson tide, That gathers in her face wlie n first The deep emotions of her ti lifting heart. And looking archly up she whimpers Love. Fauuy Fern in the Tombs. Fanny Feru has risitcii tbe Tombs. Hoar what she says about it, in tbe N. Y. Musical World and Times' "I aru weary of this hollow show and glit- 6f Fashion's sterreofcyped lay- of smirking fops nnd brain- less belles, exchanging their small coin of flattery and their endless genuflexions: Let us go out of any- where. Turn round1 tne wheel D-iine For- tune, and show up the other sido. "The wo never thought! to be there! nevertheless, we are not to be fright- ened by a graced door or stone wall, so we pass in; leaving behind the soft wind of this Indian summer to lift the Autumn leaves as gently as docs a loving nurse her drooping child. We gaze into the narrow cells nnd draw fi long breath. Poor creatures, tempted and tried. How many to whom tho world now pays its homage, who sir, in hish should be in their steady God fc no ItepOK't of the Secretary of War. The Secretary states the authorized strength Ueport of Secretary of ihc The first part of the Navy Report is occti- of the United States Army to bo men pied with dettiils relative to the Home, Bru- and officers, but the actual strength, accord- j ssil, Africa, East India and Pacific squadrons, ing to the latest returns, is only of j and various ships and officers in tbe which number are employed in the The efforts of Lieut. Dale Ureen to improve frontier department, or are notv on their way the ordinance of tbe navy have been success- to them. Ue says, further, the mea- ful- The Secretary, is forwarding the eon- sures taken for the- protection of cur fron- tract with Robert U Stevens forashot and total number of Poet Oflkv .s'-Jti.Gijb Uu- ticrs have been successful; that the troops r shell nruof iron ordered in rint; tho year. c'Mnmt'iioinK everywhere have been constantly and actively i The Academy is supplying tho navy Post Offices were cstiblished; 479 were employed; that Indian depredations, have J with excellent ofSccrs. The Secretary re- j discontinued; .ind there were appointed to Iteport of the Postmaster Tho whole number of Post Qfficea in the United States lit the close of tbe last official year, ending June 30, 1S53, was 23.32U. Of this number, 205 UFP of the highest chm, PostmiiStPrs of which :ire appointed by tho 1'ivtfidcnt. At the present ante, DtMPmber f. From the New York Horild. The Hat t or i.a of to be established in the Indian country tbe premises, inasmuch as steam is now such west of the Mississippi, in moro favorable I a powerful element in the navy. The pro- positions, to enable the Department to dis- pertv in the various navy y.irtis is in good pense with a number of the smaller and less condition. A hoard appointed to test the important posts. A greater force is also to t dock, basin and.railway ut Pensacola, ro- be employed for the protection of the cmi- ported unfavorably upon them, but the Sec- grants crossing tbe plains. A majority of retary has delnyedtokinp action against the the cuses of Indian depredations in Texas contractors till another test at the expense which have come to the knowledge of the of the latter, has been applied. been by Indians from The Attorney General having reported that re been by ______ ____ y. "Major Gen. Smith, aid- the title for the laud needed for navy yard "ficer of engineers, is improvements in California was not perfect, aiient fortifications the Secretary had not executed the annual cf'St thereof of Ue.itbj 1S2 by of site, 91 where the Postmaster hud moved iiuiiy, nnd on the removal of prior Sj5C7 Postmasters appointed during the year end-- ing June 30, 1853- At the close of the fiscal year, ending on 30th June lutt, there were in operation with- in the United Slates, mail routes- The- length was miles, and 583 contractor employed thereon. The annual transportation of the mails on routes win miles, and the ing iibout them not frt f.maf[ a scale! llisil Oo you sec tbat floury sc in the farther OHRT of ilnt his haudi Itis while :iir 'ind it. t'.i.t" fi'il' Sniilf'.vllTO III K't.Uli of th" iL IV (iff iu-0 t-piiTPil the rod to spoil ilie i-lulil. There i? ;i unienunUil vet. but kept on hand; fur death laughs at bolts and fetters, untJ u poor wretch is borne ihe length .n he in i-; bjttjof thing it on so :ind one of the Brigadier-General's of the urmy ordered 10 the command- Nine com- panies of artillery nrc posted in Florida to .tid the I'tfort now in there to efiVct the removal of Indiana. Coercive mea- Mires are to he if fotinil Two of the rtvriniL'ntft of artillery tire to be irrungeil on the frontier, und the Atlantic and (luH a third on the iirande hound try. ami a fourth en tho Pa- cific Of the cuvalrv regiments, one will be in one in Mexi- co, nnd the rcm ure tor the frontier. A fourth reginu-nt of te.ioibo.-its, cust of r nhnut nine four miles in cO'H'he-1, at :i o ix mills I five 443 miles in struggling, within these gloomy walls, only .wkod uf bv the Secretarr. Three to be_carricd to hisjnst home, while_ none regiments of infantry are required "in Texas fill but iis sol.icc ai.d ropobc What cheer the wearied soul iti tlia dark hour Of its extremity? WJrn all When earthly hopes have fadi-d.whcii such cord Is severed that twined by I. jve V When and Live is dead, And of another world Then naught can the truuibl'mg io-il, j JBut the remambcrance of a well spent lit'e! Davenport, 1SJ3. Curing Hams. i The best method I have found for curing bams is, after the hums have been cut, let' them lie out on a shelf, where they c.m li.ive plenty of cool air, BO that the heat entirely out of them before you attempt to pat them down in salt; then corn them down for two or three days; after which drain of any bloody water which iuay corne out; uiii' then make the following pickle, suihVient to cover 9 pounds of ounces of saltpetre, I oz. of 4 pouuds ot brown sugar or molasso, nnd six gallons of water; let them lie in thu pickls from three to six weeks, according :o the size of tbe hains; when you may take them out ami them with hickory or applo wood until sufficient to setifcyour Uste. They should be taken down and up in a dry, cuol falacsj -So bags to protect them from the Hiea. I. have hams cured after thiis were almost aa fine when eighteen months old as taken from the smoke And while upon the subject of hams, I would further say that, when you boil them, they should be boiled until done, in xooil, soft water; and, when nearly done, throw in a handful of timothy hay; it absorbs all im- purities which may be around the outside of tho ham. AB soon as out the hay, but leave the hara in the water, until near.y cold, when you may take it Office Report. For wounds received from old nails, or outs occasioned by broken glass, peach tree steeped and applied to the wound, will give immediato relief. By thickening the liquid from which the leaves been taken with meal or bran, a good poultice is obtained, which will keep moist for hours. ID ease tbe leaves cannot be obtained, a tea made of young twigs of tbe peach tree, and thickened will do as well. I the corner. See, she kneels before it. May the Holy Virgin's blessed Son, who said to 1 the one, 'neither do i! condemn send into her stricken heart the holy peace. Who is that? No! it cannot it ia what a wreck! "brinks uwuy, and a bright Hush chases the marble paleness from his cheek. God bless 1 ThntR------should come to this! Still In- temperance, with herthousundvoiceSjCrieth, i'Girc! jriveJ" and still nlas! it 19 the pifted nnd generous, and warm hearted, who of- tenest answer the summons. 1 More there is no bed in them; only n wooden platform raised above the stone floor. It is for gutter foul, too loathsome to be placed upon n. bed I in here like swine to wallow in the same slough. Oh, how few, who, festively sipping the rosy wine, say Clmy mountain stands e'er dream of such as this. end Look there! tread softly: angels are near us. Through the grated window tho light streams f tills faintly upon a little pallet whero sweet as a dream of heaven, lies sleeping babe! Over its cherub fact a is llit- i ting. The has no other occupant; nn- gels only watch the slumbers of the prison- cradled. Tbe place is holy. I xtoop to kiss 1 its forehead. From the crowd of women pacing up and down the guarded gallery one glides gently to my side, saying half sadly, my babe." "It ia to swufltj Hnd pure, and said The mother's lip quivered, wiping away a tour with her aproo, she said in a choking voice: it is the little liken of you mii'arn, know how hard it ia fur us to get the honest be thunkud, thought 1 that there ia one who -judgeth: nor as man win holdeth evenly the scales of justice; who wcighcth ag.iinat our the whirlpool of our temptations; who forgi-tteth never the stniifg'os fur tho victory ere the eary iiL-.irt, slmts out the light uf repairing, so that it wnly about 40 in num- of thfo deGcicncy is supplied besides two on tbe frontier west of the Mis- ber. The complement of 75UO id not by thitb.ilancn on ihe Auditor's books of "ent tn m.m it Hoet of 50 VL'sseU. nro Julv 1. by iippropri.itionH to rate nations of j pupplv deficit'iicip11. to of '14C.OOOto he provided f the veur pnd- one in New Mexico, and one in the Indian country of the Pacific- It is tlv purpose of the Department to post tbe troops II" thinks it a fair proposition that j leaving in large bodies at commanding thu navy thould lie large enough to by (Jongrcss fur thf service o --u vuuiiu.TDii i [iy lur [nn yefew sleimi-r> nig 1S53- in large 1. stead of dispersing them among numerous our own ami small posts. In conseauence of the difficul- are touch more better ud.ip- ty of keeping tho ranks full, the Secretary ted to war purpose than tide wheel an increase of the pi pay of the common soldier; 2d, an ._. nl increase fur each successive period'of five can be iiuibbcd in months at a cost uf BaUnco to credit of years, so as he shall remain in the ur- million dollars- The Santce at Kittery, Ut Julv, 1852 J _ ..lit.- _ I nt 1 present He the immediate conetruotinn 1 partmont for the year enriinj Idition- of sis frigutc screw 1853: The fol owing; is a summary statement of thefinca! oper-itions of the Office De- 30th Juno, my; 3d, provision lowest grades of d for the promotion to the j the New York, on thi iomrnissioned officers of 1819, can be mado substitute army 113' muy be fount! qualified for i putes uf same clasSj withdrawn us by tneir character and services entitled I The old ship of the line, Franklin, is heing to, bueh advancement. Also, that every relitied for the same purpose. No "teanicr soldier, who, having been honorably dis- now carries more 10 guns, but thpy charged from the service of theU. S-3 shall, j should carry oO. A gradual increase of the within one month thereafter, re-enlist, sbnll I navy is warmly recommended, be entitled to two dollars per month in addi- On account of the recent failures of ma- tion to the ordinary of bis grade for the chin cry In steam vessels, he recommended first period of five years after the expiration J government machine s-bopa instead of the of his enlistment, and a further sura of one j contract system. Ue also discusses at length dollar per month for each successive period I the necessity of reorganizing the navy, BO of live yiars, so long as he shall remain con- j that efficient officers will have a better chance tinuous'ly in tbe Army. Tbe Secretary ar- ol1 promotion. Under the present gues elaborately in tbe Increase'of I fleers of many ylr. Tanner, president Uli! Ohio Tel- i-- the inundnt- cable oi laid. The New Or- leans and Ohi Louis it mi Orleans and rij h tve tuore Snsut of religion and a member of thu Bip- ubiiiit the eize of two plough furrows A Motxn two weeks pcrsua-ign. A L'irl a hula older than tfr.iwn loKtther. and huij succeeded in this since we .isai-ictl in ncnutr-iting some dis- the buy, also .i.lnpted into the fumily. -iil t.'ut wi-re pi mtt-d on levol tnnue into due uf tlic large mounds on Soon after these children were installed "in RruuiM h .d Iowa Farmer and Hor- of Creok, believed to have been their new home, the boy di-cowred criminal ticulturnt. of a character, ami probably con- conduct on tin- purt of iiis new mother which tamiiij; relics. our com- lucntionuil to the little lirl, and it there- I OH-OBCISG thebst in behalf of die In.-tt- tute, proceeded to a further exploration of era the Imusi-, and whipping him at inter- Ga-ettt. the mound on a level with the first opening, two hours, till the blood ran on the back action evi- It needed New Hampshire potash to unite the oil and water to form the "soft" soap of the present Courant. it has put a clean face on public while whiggery has been drowned in the Statesmen. Friend JOHNSON is blowing his Bugle at the democrats with commendable hope he may be successful in bis to have tba western portion of the State fully represented on the 9th of January, at Iowa City. VVo have na doubt the democrats there are anxious to bo represented, but the dig- Unco is to great, that it ia almost like apil- frrimago to Mexico. Just think of it, nearly whole nnm i At II11 nn had taken place nt ber of languages spoken in the world amount i Pen0''. 'he to 3.UI54: vii SSTinKurope, 937 in Asia, but the w.-n the topic of cocirenwnon iTum Africa, and in America. The cwvwl-.ere, nml the feelm- w-i- that Jona- inhabitants of our globe, profess more than Wlls dillerent religions. The number of, of thellid'ilsu. men is about to the number of women. laid (all the preset year) than all about thirtv feefin and to 1-y to :he ens ol the wom-m she in- tem UourVMd'mPerrv co of hamun life w about 33 years. PiT.ji.nio, Doc. 12. the ,L. in th. United States combine ,._ of about a lev- denied .be.tor, to the saUsfaction i those who psiss that age enjoy a felicity re- composed ot tin- different Catholic 'to onehnlftbe human jpeeies. To bearing banners with appropriate inscrip- everv perious, only one reaches 100 "on. Ctfnsider.ibie excitement endued, and ye.irs of age; to 100 ooh six reach tho after the servieo, when tbe N'uncio, vcenni- uf CO. p.mied by liixbop tl'Conner, was are on the earth of t" his Mime niinTinvur Hid- observe a sober and industrious die, autinj that h.i.i been ni.nia Tall men liie longer than short ones! thntthe_S ibliatli was about ti> b.: violated iaen have more chances of life in their fa- by the firing of a cinnon, mu-tic, ami vor previous to being 50 years of age than asking tbe Hishnp to interpose. The Bishop men, but fewer afterwards. replied that he bad no kium-l.-1-u of any- The number of marriages is in proportion Mich demonstration, which would Iw made of 175 to every individuals. Mar- renpiind- riage are more frequent after the equinoxes eil in anotluT lem-r, in ivhieh he recognized is, during the months of June and the right of tbe movement for himnrinj; tho December. Those born in the spring are Ambassador of the head of the Cntholiu generally moro robust than others. Births Church, and him of prnticiiun n- anil deaths are more frequent by night than gainst disorderly interference. Tne Nuncio by day. Tho number of men capable of is still here. working or bearing arms, ia calculated at XKW YORK O-c. 14. one-fourth the population. j Despatches from say that st'rious difficulty occurred between Scnntor PROTECTING TREES FROM MICK AND RABBITS. Uvvin California, and Secretary Uuthria writer in a former number of the Culti- wh'ch i( 1S apprehended will result m a duol. valor, recommends wrapping paper around KEW ORLEAXS D U- the bodies of young fruit tree., 0 prevent p v Cra'r the depredations of mice and rabbits. In- I A h fa proclaimed -Dictator for ttn stead thereof.l have used UJirfcspiral-formed British the transmission of messages, and prevent interruption. "Education does not commence with tha alphabet. It begins with a mother's with a father's nod of approbation, or asign of reproof-with a sister's gentle pressure of the hand, or a brother's noble act of for- bearance, with handfuls of Dowers in green nnd daisy bird's nestB ad- mired but not creeping ants, and almost imperceptible humming birds and glass pleasant walks in shady with the thought directed in sweet and kindly tones, and words to mature the acts of benevolence, to deeds of virtue, and sense of all good, to God himself." The Boston Transcript says that a plan for enlarging the city, by annexing all the towns within five miles and thus make it equal in size and population to the third city in the United States, will be presented for the early consideration of the next Legislature of Mass. The consolidated city would he entitled to one hundred representatives. 300 Star. Late advices from tbe island of Mauritius announced that the sugar crop had been ga- found to reach the unprecedented amount of 90.000 one ton for every inhabitant. A new copper mine has 'jeen discovered at the Cape, but nothing is said concerning its valqa or extent. In the centre, at the bottom of the cist, was a flat stone of about twenty by thirty-sir heroism and of martyrdom will have p inches in size. This there were when mothers cease to instil holy precepts As INTKRESTI.SC of the papers three in depth, and under the last were char into the minds of their infant publiah a statement tbat Emperor coal and IVheeling Timef. i Tbe man anil woman who martyred this an- i gel child are now in the penitentiary at A man presented himself at the Jefferson- Waupan, to which they were sentenced for ville penitentiary on Saturday, and asked to years.-Afotem (Ind.) Argus. in and be put to he owed tha----------------------------; r-. tate five years labor. Da was convicted at The extensive improvements which hare a recent term of tho Circuit Court, htld at been in progress at the White House fer se- Lawrcnceburgh, Ind., of manslaughter, and veral months, are now nearly completed. On afterwards broke jail. A rewardliad been the first of Jar----- offered for his arrest, bathe baffled all Iy decorated a search. He however, presented himself vol- tho first time. untarily to fill tbe sentence of the law. gular instance Dem. liayti, is anxious for the introduction of re- ligious books and papers into the that he has given orders that henceforward noiduty shall be charged upon Bibles, Testa- ments, or Protestant religious tracts or books, or other publications. -.______ An exchange says that down in New Or- afterwardi'bruk'ojail! A rewardliad 'been the first of January, it is expected, the new- j leans it requires three persons to start a bus- ofiercd for his arrest, bathe baffled all Iy decorated apartments will be opened for; to dis irith the yellow ferer, one to get killed in a liuel, and the third to wind up the partnernhip gular instance Dan. The local Editor of the Cincinnati Com-' merdrtl gravely remarks that the Siamese The Middletown (Md.) Whig, aays that u >.-to The postal treaty lately made with Brem- Twins appear to be as much "attached to community has been visited by a jingular extend sufficiently high, a second or third en is now extended so aa to embrace Austria, each other as ever." disease which baffles the medical -------------------It ia that of