Jones County Liberal, March 6, 1873

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March 06, 1873

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Jones County Liberal (Newspaper) - March 6, 1873, Monticello, Iowa Jones djountg literal, FiMIiked Every • T T » I L OFFICE-. 404 Flrrt Street, ( Fermnlr ComatrtW BriO tlo* llo, - - n* Mt! Tiro Dolton a T « tr, IB A< TMM. NEWS SUMMARY. The tact. It in laid Jamea Flak's estate ia bankrupt. The Edwin Forrest estate has been appraised at ( 320,000. The Democrat* of the Second Congressional District of Connecticut hare nominated ex- Oov. James E. English for Congress. : It is rumored that Alden B. Stockwoll, President of th « Pacific Mail Company, and for several years one of the heaviest and boldest operators on the New York Stock Exchange, baa failed to meet lu'a contracts, and that his failure is inevitable. The celebrated Jnmel will case will be carried into the United States Supreme Court. The widow of James Fink, Jr., has sued the Credit Mobilier for 20,000 shares of its stock. The Supply sailed from New York for Trieste, the other day, having on board a cargo of every variety of American products and machinery for the Vienna Exposition. The Guard is now being loaded a* Brooklyn, and will « ail in a, Jew daya. No American locomotives, billiard tables or light carriages will be sent to the Exposition America will ' appear to the greatest advantage in the department of fine arts. The Watt. The new Temperance law enacted by the Indiana Legislature is but a step removed from absolute prohibition. One of its provisions ia, ( hat any person desiring a permit to sell intoxicating liquors must present a petition signed by a majority of the legal voters of the town in which he lives, or of the ward; in which he resides, in case of a city organization. The Modoc Indians of Oregon are out of provisions and clothes, are tired of hostilities, and have intimated a desire to treat for peace. Samuel C. Went, of Geneva, 111., who has just been sentenced to a' life term of imprisonment for murder, in 78 years old. J. B. McCormick, a member of the celebrated reaper manufacturing firm, died at Dayton, Ohio, recently, aged 83. A singular accident happened at a coal mine near Des Moinet), Iowa, last week. A miner's drill, four feet long and an inch in diameter, fell from the month of the shaft, and struck Benjamin Couch, 12S feet below, in the back at the right of the upiiic, just above the hips, and passing through his body came out near the rectum. The drill made a terrible wound, but it was withdrawn by a fellow- workman at Couch's request. Medical aid was summoned at once, and the sufferer will probably recover. The notorious " Buffalo Bill" was arrested, recently, at Osage, Kansas, for horse- stealing. At the time of bis arrest he wa » lecturing on " Life on the Plains. Six women have just received their diplomas as graduates of the Woman's Hospital Medical College, of Chicago. A new line of ten first- class propellers is to be engaged this year in the lake traffic between Montreal and Chicago. The lower house of the Kansas Legislature resolves that Pomeroy is unworthy the confidence and respect of the people of the State. George L. Wedgewood, the rascally school superintendent of La Salle county, 111., was arrested at Quiucy, the other day. Rafferty, the Chicago murderer, who has been twice tried and sentenced to deatb,, has obtained a superiedeas, and will probably Jje, granted a new trial. . The troops in Arizona have had two more encounters with the dusky Apaches, in which twenty- two of the latter were sent to their " happy hunting grounds." Only one soldier was killed. Advices from Arizona report Gen. Crook's army in excellent condition. Crook ' considers the backbone of the Indian war broken, but has no faith in Cocliise's promises to keep the peace. The South. The Memphiaus celebrated Murdi Gran in grand style. The steamer Glasgow was recently sunk in Bed river. Loss, $ 75.000. Alexander H. Stephens has been elected to Congress from the Eighth District of Georgia without opposition. Members of the Legislature of South Carolina, and other citizens of that State, have eigned a memorial to the United States Senate charging Senator Patterson with bribery, and petitioning that ho bo refused his seat. C. W. Lowell, Postmaster at New Orleans, is a defaulter to the extent of about $ 20,000. He was arrested and bailed in $ 10,000. Several hundred families have been rendered homeless and murh suffering caused by the recent destructive conflagration in New Orleans, which destroyed some 200 buildings. The Mayor of the city has sent forth an appeal for aid. Gen. W. L. McMillan has been elected United States Senator from Louisiana, for the long term, by the McEuery Legislature. Washington. The vote of the Senate, which, by a majority of 10, refused to take up the case of Caldwell, is generally accepted as practically settling his case favorably. W. L. Scruggs, of Georgia, editor of the Atlanta Whig, has been appointed Minister Resident to the United States of Colombia. Thin place was vacated by Gen. Hurlbut, of Illinois. It is said that Vice- President- elect Wilson is ab& ut to renounce bis- single naileries, and take a wife. Miss Edes, a wealthy and cultivated lady of Washington, who is very popular in society, is said to be the party of the second part. It is reported that 91,000 of bonds and coupons were stolen from the residence of Vice- President Coif ax a few nights ago. President Grant has sent a message to Congress, asking them to take some action, if any be feasible, to put an end to the complications that are now prostrating the business and political interests of Louisiana. Ho recites the factB^ of the conflict of authority, the existence * « f two Executives and two Legislatures, explains and defends his interference to sustain Judge Dnrell, and states that, in case Congress does . nothing to restore order in the State, he will feel it his dnty to do so by recognizing » nd maintaining the Government declared elected by the Lynch Returning Board. The President has sent the following nominations to the Senate: Charles Stephaui, Collector of Internal Revenue, Twelfth Illinois District. Postmasters— Leonard Wilson, Marshall, Ho.; David A. Byere, Kit Carson, Col. The aggregate of appropriations, by the time all the appropriation bills shall have been passed, will probably be $ 190,000,000. . Ought the United States Government to build a first- clMi double- track railroad, from th « Atlantic to the Mississippi or Missouri, for the purpose of cheapening freights and fares ? The Senate has directed the Committee on Transportation to answer this question. The action of the Senate on the Louisiana^ muddle leaves the question in precisely the same condition it was before the Committee on Elections made their report. The House Committee on Appropriations have considered the Senate amendments to the Postoffice Appropriation bill, and agreed to nonconcur in the amendment forbidding the tnoimiuion of ifl free matter, 10 fir at • am* afreet* exchange* among n « w* pep* n. VOL. I. MONTICELLO, IOWA, THURSDAY, MARCH 6,1873. NO. 24. Hr. Ingalte, •' Old Fom'n" suocenor, ia described aa the youngest looking man in the Senate. The following in the public debt statement for February: Six per corit. bond* 11,339,145,700 Five per cent, bonds 414,507,3( X> Total coin bondg $ 1,753,813,000 Lawful money debt f IB, 088,000 Matured debt 3,003,240 legal tender notes 866,084803 Certificate.* of depoiit 27,770,000 Fractional currency....- 45,393,106 Coin certificate* ., 34,034,080 Total without interest $ 453,171,31 Total debt 13,326,065,630 Total interest t 30,616,755 Cash in the Treasury, coin f 65,030,781 Cummer 4,600,003 Special deposit held for the redemption of certificate* of deposit, an prescribed bylaw : . 37,770,000 Total in the Treasury t 08,301,684 Debt less cask in Treasury ;-.. 3,157,380,700 Pecrease during the month $ 5,377,890 Bonds Issued to the Pacific liailrond Companies, interest payable in lawful money, principal outstanding 64,633,673 Interest accrued and not yet paid 646,335 Interest paid by United States 18,500,380 Interest repaid by trauaportation of mails, etc 4,185,353 Balance of interest paid by United State* 14,333,037 The President haa pardoned four more of the South Carolina Ku- Klnx out of the Albany Penitentiary. J. B. Stewart, the contumacious Credit Mobilier witness, has been released from prison. He proposes to sue the Speaker and Sargeant- at- Arms of the House for false im prisonment, and thus bring the question of the power of Congress before the Supreme Court. The President haa appointed Charles W. Binggold Postmaster at New Orleans, in place of C. W. Lowell, removed for embezzlement. Mr. Binggold, we believe, is a native- born citizen of New Orleans. The Secretary of the Treasury has issued a caU for $ 50,000,000 of 1862 bonds, second and third series, and registered bonds. Forty- five millions are coupon bonds, and $ 5,000,000 registered bonds. Foreign. The nomination of candidates for the Provincial House of Assembly, in Quebec, Canada, was the occasion of a furious riot between the Conservatives and adherents of the candidates of the National party. Pistols, knives and clubs were freely nsed. About 3,000 persons took part in the riot, which lasted one hour and a half. Two men wore killed and many wounded. It is expected that some of the wounded will die. The hustings were torn down and the candidate of the National party beaten. Bussia is sending large reinforcements to Khiva. It is said the Khivese will shortly sue for peace. It is announced that an agreement has been made between Duke de Montpensier and tho adherents of ex- Queen Isabella to place Prince Alphouso upon the throne of Spain— the Duke to be Begent during the minority of Prince Alphouso, and the latter to marry the youngest daughter of the Duke. Late Spanish advices give the following as the status of affairs in the new Republic: Gen. Zoballo, the Carliet leader, was marching on Madrid with four battalions, and the Government was organizing a force cf twenty battalions to take the field against the insurgents. The new government will respect all financial engagements made during Amadeus' reign. Switzerland has formally recognized the Republic. KuBBia is not disposed to recognize it in any manner. Italy, Austria, and a majority of the European powers maintain semi- official rolationa with Spain, pending the formation of regular Government. Two men were killed and several wounded in tho Quebec ( Canada) riot. A serious insurrection has broken out among the peasants in the liussian provinces of Yolhyuia and Podolia. A force of troops sent to suppress tho insurrection was defeated. The Htockholders - of tho London and Liverpool and Globe Insurance Company had a stormy meeting in London, the other day, the trouble growing out of the fact that no dividend had been declared, owing to the losses of the company by conflagrations in Chicago and Boston. • Castelar, the Spanish Minister of Foreign Affairs, asks all nations which have not yet recognized the Spanish Republic to do BO at once. At Huauuco, Pern, recently, Cols. Garrinds and Ceballos, exiled revolutionists, were shot dead while escaping. An armed mob forced its way into the halls of Congress, accused the Government of complicity in the assassination of these men, and demanded a change in the Ministry. A change seems imminent, and a revolution is feared. The Grand Trunk railway, of Canada, has determined to abandon its broad six- feet gauge, and readopt the ordinary narrow one, for economical reasons. French hatred of everything German goes to the comical length of a refusal by the Municipality of Paris to accept a bequest of 61,000 francs by a German, to be applied to the relief of the German poor of Paris, who will theieforo continue to be succored at the expense of the French. The Irrepressible Carlists are making considerable trouble for the new Spanish Government. They claim to have a force of 35,000 men in the field, and are by no means idle. Northern France has been visited by a great suow- storm, which fell to an unusual depth. The health of King Victor Emauual of Italy is precarious, and his death may occur at any moment. A BtOAmer recently foundered in the river Mersey, below Liverpool, all on board perishing. A bark was also wrecked off the English coast, and 15 of the crew drowned. Berlin is sorely inconvenienced by a strike among the cab- drivers. Amadeus and wife have left Portugal for Italy. Spanish news continues the recital of Carlist insurrections, and alternating victories and defeats. In old . Castile the adherents of Don Carlos have been utterly dispersed, but in Catalonia and other Provinces they are gaining numbers and boldness. The discovery has Just been made of frauds, on a gigantic scale, on the Bank of England, committed by one Warren, aliat Horton, an American, through a series of skillful forgeries of names of the Rothschilds and other great financial houses. A reward of £ 1,000 has been offered for his apprehension. Fires. FEB. 21,— In Washington, D. C.; loss, $ 40,000.... Camden, N. J.; 935,000.... Mott Haven, N. J.; $ 100,000.... Oshkosh, Wis.; $ 20,000.... Lewis Center, Ohio; the Girls' Industrial Home was burned; loss, $ 50,000. Logansport, Ind.; $ 10,000 Port Huron, Mich.; $ 10,000. FEB. 25.— At Alexandria, Va.; the Marshall House, whore Col. Ellsworth met his death at the outbreak of the war, was burned by an incendiary— Listowell, Ontario; loss, $ 18,000. Montague, Mich.; a hotel, five stores, and the office of the Nyttdicate newspaper were burned..,. Chicago, 111.; loss, $ 32,000. FEB. 27.— At Boston, llaae.; Sammett's mattress factory was burned; loss, $ 50,000; two girl* were aerionsly injured in escaping from the building; three nnmn w* n tolled, and s dozen more injured, by the falling walla.... Janesville, Wis.; Orcutt & Pierce's elevator, containing 10,000 bushels of gram, was de- • troyed.... Now Orleans, La.; all squares— bounded by St. Cloud, Dauphine and Mandevllle streets and Washington avenue, embracing 200 houses— were burned; loss, $ 260,000. FEB. 28.- At St. Louis, Mo.; low, $ 10,000 .... New York; loss, $ 50.000.... Alton, 111.; loea, $ 40,000... . Louisville, Ky.; loss, $ 25,000. MARCH a.— At Dublin, Ireland; a large tar manufactory was destroyed; loss, $ 1,250,000. .... Milwaukee, Wia.; loss, $ 10,000.... New York, lose, $ 40,000.... New Orleans, La.; loss, $ 25,000. FOBTY- SECOND CONOBE8S. MONDAY, Feb. 24.— SKNATE.— Nearly tho whole flay - waa devoted to the consideration of the Agricultural College bill. Several amendment* were voted down, including on* by Morton, that no distinction Hball be made in college* ou account of race, color, or previous condition of servitude. The Senate, for want of a quorum, finally adjourned without action on the bill. Hovw.— The Speaker presented a message from the President, urging legislation to bring Into operation the article* of the Treaty of Washington, of May 8, 1871, relative to the fisheries Butler ( Mass), from the Judiciary Committee, presented the report in the matter of impeachment arising out of the report* of the Credit Mobilier Committee. The Clerk proceeded to read the report in full. The only two Impeochable officer* involved in the matter, the report says, are the Vice- President of the United States, and James Brooks, In the capacity of Government Director of the Union Pacific Railway Company. The latter having long ceased to be mob an officer, the case agauut him had bean considered no further. The report then cite* the fact* and circumstances in the case of Colfax. The committee argues that both the impeaching power and the power of expulsion are remedial only, and not primitive, and come* to the conclusion that, * o far aa receiving and holding an interest in . the Credit Mobilier stock is concerned, there is nothing in the testimony submitted which would warrant the impeachment of the Vice- Freiident. Tho eommittee, therefore, ask* to be discharged from further consideration of the subject. Potter and Goodrich each presented a dissenting report. Consideration of the subject was postponed until Wednesday, 36th. .... The River and Harbor bill and tue Fishery bill were paused.... The Civil Appropriation bill was taken up. Butler offered an amendment increasing salaries after the tth of March as follows: President of the United States, t50,000; Vice- President, Justices of the Supreme Court, head* of departments, and Speaker of the House, $ 10,000 each ; Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, $ 10,600; Assistant Secretary of State, of the Treasury, and of the Interior, $ 8,500 each; Senators, Itepreaentatlvee, and Dolegates, including the Forty- second Congress, $ 7,500 each; and, in lieu of mileage, they are to be allowed their actual expenses to and from Washington each session, Including the Forty- second Congress. After a lively debate the amendment was agreed to— yeas, 81; nays, 66. TUESDAY, Feb. 25.— SENATE.— The Agricultural College bill came up. A motion was made to table it, which was lost— yeas, 18 ; nays, 38. After a long debate, the bill wa* referred to a conference committee... . The Senate returned consideration of the Army bill. An amendment by Ames abolishing distinctions in the army on account of race or color was defeated— yea*, 30 ; nays, 33 An amendment by Login appropriating $ 1,000,000 for head- stones in the national cemeteries was agreed to, and the bill passed. HOUSE.— The whole day, Including the evening session, was devoted to the consideration of the report of the Credit Mobilier report, and to the reception of Oake* Ames* defense, which was read by the Clerk. The House adjourned without action on the subject. WEDNESDAY, Feb. 26.— SENATE.— The amendment to the Geneva Award bill wa* non- concurred in, and a committee of conference ordered.... Bill* passed: To extend the time for the completion of the St. Paul and Pacific railroad; to carry into effect the fishery clause of the Treaty of Washington; authorizing the exchange of the old Postomoe property in Chicago for other property in that city.... Edmund* called up the bill to aid the execution of the laws in Utah, and a lengthy debate ensued. The bill wa* finally passed.... Wright, from the select committee to investigate the charges against Clayton ( Ark.), made a report, accompanied by a resolution declaring the charges not sustained. HOUBB.— Consideration of the report of the Poland Credit Mobilier Committee was resumed, and the entire day'* session was consumed in debate. The Rmim, without reaching » vote, adjourned at 11: 40 p. m. THDKBDAY, Feb. 27.— SENATE.— The credentials of Hon. It. J. Oglesby, Senator- elect from Illinois, were, presented.... The bill providing for a new election in Louisiana was taken up and discussed until adjournment without a vote being taken. HOUSE.— A motion to lay the Credit Mobilier report aud resolution's on the table was lost. Sargent's substitute was then taken up, and the. clauses cenauTing Amea and Brooka were passed. Ou the former the vote stood 181 yens, 38 nays; on the latter 174 yeas, 32 nays.... A resolution of censure of Kelley, of Pennsylvania, was offered.... A resolution for the appointment of a committee of conference on tho bill for the distribution of the Geneva award wan adopted. FsiDAY. Feb. 28.— SENATE.— The bill providing for a new election in Louisiana was defeated— yeas, 19; nays, 32 The credentials of Patterson ( 8. C.) were presented — The bill amending the pension laws was passed The Vlce- Preaident laid before the Senate the resolutions of the Missouri Legislature exonerating Senator Bogy from the charges of bribery. ... An amendment to the Civil Service Appropriation bill was adopted, providing that the debates of Congress, hitherto printed by the Congrtmimal Globe, shall hereafter be done by the Government printing office. An amendment was also adopted appropriating $ 000,000 to replace worn aud mutilated bank note*.... The bill was passed legalizing the homestead entries of soldiers and Bailor*, not exceeding 160 acres each, within the limits of railroad grants. HOUSE.— Butler ( Mass.), f romlthe Judiciary Committee, presented a resolution for the appointment of a committee to go to the Senate and impeach Judge Delahay, of Kansas. The testimony taken showed habitual intoxication on the part of Delahay.... The bill directing the withholding of the earnings for Government transportation due the Puciflo railroad was passed There was a long debate, and a good deal of excitement and confusion, over the bill to increase salaries. Tho bill was lost— ; yeas, 00; nays, 121. SATOBDAY, March 1.— SENATE.— Trumbull made an ineffectual attempt to take up the motion to reconsider tho vote by which the Ohio, Indiana aud Illinois two- per- cont. bill had been rejected.... The Sundry Civil Appropriation bill was taken up, aud the f oUowhiH amendments agreed to: To pay the Washington Board of Public Works $ 913,000 for street improvements in progress around the Government property; appropriating $ 500,000 for a new building for the Bureau of Printing and Engraving; appropriating $ 1,000,000 to reimburse the corporation of Washington for improvement* of street* and avenues not chargeable to private property— A motion to reconsider the vote by which the Louisiana bill was rejected was tabled yeas, 29; nays, 28... . The Texas Pacific Itailway bill was passed The House bill increasing the salaries of executive, legislative and Judicial omcern was defeated.... Coukliug, from the Committee on the Revision of the Laws, reported adversely on the petition of Susan B. Anthony and other* for a constitutional recognition of woman's right to vote The House bill providing for a suit In equity against the Union Pacific railroad was passed The credentials of Mitchell ( Oregon) and Merrlman ( N. C.) were presented. HOUSE.— The bill increasing salaries was so amended as to fix the salaries of member* of Congress at $ 6,500, and passed.... A resolution congratulating Spain on tho establishment of a Republic was paused— The bill was passed extending for two years the time for pre- emptors ou public lauds in Minnesota aud Dakota to rnAp payments therefor. .'. . The Senate hill authorizing the construction of a railroad bridge across the Missouri river at Lexington, Mo., was passed. SUNDAY, March 2.— SENATE.— The Senate, having been in session all night Saturday, adjourned at 4: 16 Sunday morning, until 7 p. m Morrill called the attention of the Senate to the case of Senator Patterson, but no action wa* taken .... A resolution waa adopted authorizing the printing of 50,000 copies of the Agricultural Report, to be sold at BO cent* eaoH• •. - The bill to provide for the payment of judgment* of the Houthern Claim* Commission wa* passed The bill authorizing the bridging of the Mississippi at Carondelet, Mo., waa passed. HOUSE.— Not in session ou Sunday. An Amazonian Free Fight. The Vienna ( Mo.) Banner gives an account of a murderous affray between several women six miles from that place, It appears that Mrs. Julia Brown and Mrs. Catherine Orton engaged in a quarrel, in which Orton struck Brown a severe blow with a stone. Mrs. Bowler, Bister to Orton, then attacked Brown, and a fight ensued, during • which Nancy Kale, mother of Mrs. Orton, came to aid Mrs. Bowler, and Mrs. Brown was struck over the head with a heavy piece of board. At this juncture Mr. Knight, father of Mrs. Brown, arrived, and succeeded in quelling the disturbance, but as he was leading his daughter away Mrs. Bowler rushed upon Mrs. Brown and dealt her a savage blow in the right side with a butcher's knife, from which she fell and expired in two minutes. All the parties were arrested. Personal and General. THERE are 165 national banks in Ohio. KANSAS has 26,000,000 acres of land awaiting settlers. x J, H. SUBRATT is teaching school in Emmettsbnrg, Md. LORD LTTTON was the most opulent literary man of modern times. PUBINO 1872 the products of the Michigan copper districts reached $ l! i,- 000,000. A KENTUCKY man offers to wager $ 100 that he can outeleep nny other man in the State. SHORT skirts, with immense punier puffs, will reappear on the promenade in the spring. Tax country packs this season 5,600,- 000 swine— an increase over last season of 7.23 per cent. EutVBN English Steamers have been lost at sea, with all on board, during the past three months. VIRGINIA has repealed all laws on the subject, so that one can now marry his grandmother if he wants to. WHITHER being asked for ail autograph, at once complied by penning : 11 The name is but the shadow which we find Too often larger than the man behind.' THE Governor of Pennsylvania hits $ 10,000 a year and a furnished residence. His salary heads the list of gubernatorial allowances. THE new hotel now being built ou tho site of the Lindell, at St. Louis, will bo called the Ames House, in honor of the late Henry and Edgar Ames. THE Boston Advertiser says there arc 2,768 places in Boston where intoxicating liquors are sold in defiance of tho prohibitory laws of the State. STRAW manufactured in, and now received from Switzerland, Germany, France and Italy, sells in this country at as high a rate as $ 10,000 a ton. PENNSYLVANIA has an area of 46,000 square miles ; a population of 3,621,791; an assessed valuation of $ 1,319,285,042; number of miles of railroad, 6,113. THERE are seven daily newspapers published in the State of Kentucky; three at Louisvilc, one at Lexington, one at Frankfort, and two at Paducah. THE prisoners in the Missouri Penitentiary receive a pound of tabaoco apiece every month, at an expense to the State of between $ 3,000 and $ 4,000 a year. Miss FAITHFUMJ says the superficial education of girls, " like dipping them into a weak solution of accomplishments, forms a coating that will not stand time or wear." THIS is the way they keep up the balance of power in Kentucky: " To the wife of James Bradley, of F. ayette comity, a son— Jeff Davis. To the wife of Bobert Bitchie, of Fayette county, a son — U. S. Grant. THE circulation of the leading inaga- : zincs in New York is, respectively, thus : j . Harper's, Qalaxy, Seribncr'n, and At j lantic. Harper's is nearly twice as large as the Qalaxy, and three times as large the Atlantic. CHARIER ABTOR BRISTED, who now lives at ' Washington, has won a social distinction there by kicking out of his house a fashion editor of one of the daily papers, who attempted to " do np" one of his receptions. THE San Francisco Alta, with a sublime faith in the constructive ability of the universal Yankee, proposes that we supplant the engineers' idea of a ship canal over the Isthmus of Panama by building a mammoth railway which shall whisk loaded ships across dry shod at the rate of twenty knots an hour. CHIEF JUSTICE CHASE has bought an old historic homestead farm of some sixty acres near Washington, from which he often walks to the Capitol when the morning is fair, a distance of a mile or more. He is spending some care and cost in embellishments, and means to end his days in this quiet retreat. A GEORGIA liquor dealer has lost his suit against a non- paying customer because the latter proved that he once gave him liquor' when he was drunk. The court decided that the whole bill for a year was lost, on account of . the law wnich provides that no barkeeper shall sell liquor to a man who is intoxicated. Nor long before his death, James Gordon Bennett told a friend that for some years he had read but three books — the Bible, Shakespeare and Bobert Burns— but that he was never tired of reading these, and especially enjoyed the Bible. In previous years he had been a constant reader of new books of every kind. A NEW YORK magaziuist broaches tho theory that the names of mankind are gradually lessening in number and variety, and the people becoming consolidated • under a few appellations. One- half of the population— namely, women— are perpetually losing their names by marriage, while new names are never created. OUR FIFTEEN- CENT COUN. Some of the lU>* ou* Why It U so Plouty und Wo showed, a short time since, by arguments from facts which were familial' to the ordinary observer, that tho principal cause for tho low prices of farm products during the past two yearn was tho over- production of those products in tho West, and in general terms showed that the area of cultivated land hnd boon largely on the increase, while tho number of consumers of such product had oithor remained stationary or had increased by no moans in proportion to the increase in supply of cereals. We have before us tho reports of the Commissioner of Agriculture for 1800 and 1871 ( and for 1872, not yot being published), and we invite a careful study of the facts given bolow, which fully demonstrate the correctness of our position, We take, first, corn, giving tho yield and number of aoros planted in tho years 1866 and 1871, respectively, in several of the Western' States which must find the same market and muttt roach tho seaboard over nearly the sumo routes of transportation: OOHN re IHM. ^ Vo. tnittfuilti. Vn mwjt Iowa ....................... A! l, 3eM, lM Kaunas ..................... ( 1,1127,8118 Nebraska .................. 2, tni5, ouo Wisconsin .................. 0,4H, 5N: l Illinois ..................... 11* 5,1114,380 Missouri ................... 411,8111,543 272,1180,1) 1) 8 OOIIN ra 1871. Ad. fmflMrt. Iowa ....................... M, oiii, mo Kausas ..................... a4,( HW,! Kio Nebraska .................. 7,' J'Jtl, « IIO Wlscoiinil ................... UI, » |) 4, IKIU Illinois. ................... 203,11111 , WHI Missouri ................... 87,3UO, IXX) 444,01fi,< » 0 From tho two tables it will be soon that the number of bushels in Iowa nearly doubled between 1860 and 1871, and the aroa planted to corn increased nearly 700,000 acres. In Kansas tho number of bushels increased four timou, and the number of acres three times. In Nebraska the number of bushels increased three times, and the number of acres doubled. In tho six States tho number of bushels increased 170,000,000, and tho number of acres nearly 2,000, 000; but the consumers of corn have by no means increased in tho same ratio. ' The result is seen from tho tables bolow, showing tho value por bushel, and the total value of tho com crop in tho two years respectively in oitoh of tho six StatoH: IDH. WIH n. WKI I. B'JU. IIS 8,71X1,873 \ o. iiflmi. a, n2ii, n » ' 174,188 M0,48( l li. UUUflO 3,' M>, 7M VALUK OK OOIIN, 18( 111. r « J. j) t, r Int. Iowa ........................... 44 clH. Kansas ........................ 11: 1 " Nebraskii Tutnl vtltw. IllinulH MiBBoliri 4, IKKI, IMIO 58 7,7' Jd. lKNI 07,1100,1X10 ^ 7,0011,000 VAI. 1IB OF OOIIN, 1871. rul. ) xr Int. tlim, 144,000 ' fatal value. » aa, 774. ooo 7,1( W, 000 1. H07.0IX) II. IHKIOOO 05,000,000 ' iT, OTO, « U « KUIIHHH iHI " NtibruHkn— 25 •" WiHootiHJu . j; l " IIUnolH aa " MinHourl ,' Ji! " $ 1: 13,011,000 By cbmparison of these two tables with the former two, it will appear that though there was such extraordinary increase in bushels aud the area of corn from 1886 tu 1871, iu fcho several States I named, amounting in bushels to 170,- 000,000 and in acres to 2,600,000, yot the crop did not bring $ 3,000,000 more in 1871 than in 180G, and it will be seen that in Iowa and Illinois the value of ; tho crop was actually less in 1871 than j in I860'. The reader will also observe | tho striking similarity in the f/ rontt value iu each State for the two years, and also in the total value in six States for tho time. It will be noticed that in 1871 the , value of the corn crop of Iowa was # 22,- 774,000 ; iu 18( i6 it was # 23,000,000. In 1874 tho corn crop of Illinois was worth $ 65,000,000; in 1866 it was # 07,000,000. In Missouri tho value WIIH # 27,000,000 in both years, of course in round numbers. These facts demand tho attention of both the farmers and residents of cities. They show conclusively that tho increase of area of corn culture by whole I States is not increasing the income of these States so long as there is no increase in the demand. While the bushels have increased BO have the raisers of these bushels. In i I860, there was for Iowa farmers # 23,- | 000,000. In 1871 there was the same sum to be spent in Iowa com, but the number offarmcraliad increased to such I an extent that the supply of corn money had very materially diminished for each individual. If tho same system of encouraging immigration from the nonproducing portions of tho East to tho wild farming lands of the West is continued, the evil will go on, but if, on the other hand, the Government and tho people see the necessity of building up manufacturing towns, thus preventing the influx of laboring men to the country, and increasing the population of the cities ( consumers) we shall see good results, the prices of farm products will increase, and the competition and supersupply of manufactured goods will reduce their price.— Cedar Mapidn Jtepublioan. Serious Comedy. Children have of late years been playing a good deal at • the serious comedy of suicide. Something goes wrong with them in the household ; they are punished ; they are denied some pleasure ; they do not like the kind of work they have to do, and they apply to a pistol, or a rope or a knife, as most convenient for relief, and that's the end of them. Boston, Pa., furnishes the last case of infantile suicide. Clarence Cole was fifteen years of age when he was found dead hanging in the loft of his father's house. The coroner's jury declared by their verdict that the boy came to his death by accident; that is, he was playing " hanging " with a rope round his neck, and was accidentally hung in earnest. The family and the neighbors know better, The boy was required to do the washing on Mondays and the ironing on Saturdays,- and wash dishes and make the beds, and sweep and cook and scrub every day between whiles. He' felt his degradation to woman's sphere, and put an end to his career of house drudge. After his last day's washing he carried his clothes to the garret and hung them np to dry. He then cut a piece from one of the clothes- lines and put it over a rafter and hung himself up to die. The people who are aware of the boy's mode of life, and his distaste for it, refuse to believe that there was any accident about the firm intention of his hanging np. Boys will be boys, and you can't make housemaids of them. They have heard too many women talk about ' their oppressed condition and menial duties to allow them- Mires to be M degraded when there is a tope and a raftor within mob. Marrying by Letter. " Marry in haste to repent at leisure," is well illustrated in the case of the lady who something like - a year and a half ago came to this city all the way from New York State to marry a man she had never seen. Both were devout church members, and tho match was brought about by a clergyman, since deceased, who was a personal friend of both parties, and wHo undoubtedly thought he saw iu each tho qualities that would make the other supremely happy. Both had passed the period of life when the hot blood of youthful passion is supposed to cloud the reason, and they were presumed to enter upon the married state with a full appreciation of its responsibilities. The courtship was carried on by correspondence, and finally the lady came to meet her betrothed,' his business forbidding his going to her. Beaching here, she went to the house of the minister, where she first saw her husband to be, and after a short conversation the twain repaired to the St. Elmo and were married. They resided here for several months, and then removed to Sioux Falls, und, for aught we know, their life was one long dream of bliss, until the other day the lady arrived in the city, and announced that she had left her husband never to return. What led to the separation is not known, but uncongeniahty of disposition is presumed to have been the chief cause. Both parties are well known here, but as we would not add mortifying notoriety to the lady's" domestic unhappiness, we refrain from calling names. For the present she remains in the city. — Sioux City Journal. _! T took over $ 49,000 to pay the per diem and mileage of the members and employes of the Legislature during the extra a* Mion, State IteniH. Tun new code does not go into effect until September. TUB Methodist royival at Glenwood reunited iu tho accession to tho church of 175 now members. CoiTNOiti HLUKKS is to have an evening Democratic paper. Tun Iowa Car Company has been formed in Burlington whiuh intends to put up large shops, for tho manufacture of freight- curs, early iu tho spring. TiraHK are 1,500 pontoftloos iu the State. shipped 00,000 hogs tho past winter. DBS Mounts proposes to build a $ 20,- 000 opera- house. BORWNOTON'S old court- house is to bo torn down and a mammoth hotel built on its bito. s $ 15,000 into a tower for its now olock, mid yot probably tho first act of tho ungrateful elook- lmnds will bo to go on n strike. IDA has a drug store conducted by a feminine druggist. GKOIWK OTT settled at Davenport in 1857, with $ 050 iu his pocket. Last year ho sold $ 250,000 worth of doors and blinds. A MAN iu Hardin county found a lot of oats in a good state of preservation fifteen foot under ground, while digging a well. TUB farmers and assessors are puzzled to know whether or not dressed hogs arc taxable property. IT required the undivided attention of the Circuit Judge, a jury and three law firms to decide the equitable title to $ 1.75, at Burlington. Tun editor of the Ottumwa Courier says ho planted potatoes in that town on the 25th of February, seventeen years ago. UNUIHS tho Dnbuquo newspapers prevaricate, any one fond of knocking down loafers with a club can got all the work and sport ho desires by visiting tho street corners of that city. Ei< tiiTY- mNH out of the ninety- nine counties of Iowa have tho iron track. COUNTY, has redeemed tho last of her bonds, and in now out of debt. CIODAK BAPIOS contemplates building a free iron bridge over the Codar river. SKNATOII IMIUIAHKK has tho largest apple orchard iu the Stuto — 6,000 trees — all of choice varieties. A OATIIOLIU college is to bo built at Dtibuqno this year by tho order of Brothers of Lazarus. THE total number of acres in tho State producing cultivated crops of cereals and hay last season was 5,0( 111,004. DcittjQim i » excited over " spirit manifestations," in which a telegraphic battery and instrument are used. Long and frequent communications, purporting to come from " the other world, and containing nomo curious yot truthful facts, have been received, and no one can account for tho phenomena. The instrument thus operated upon by tho invisible " intelligence" in at a private residence, and is not connected, by wiroB or otherwise) with any other battory. Tint value of Dubuquo's real estate is figured at $ 5,217,914. THBIIK aro sixteon postofllcos in Lucas county, with ten Republican and six Democratic Postmasters. A MADIHON OOTINTV farmer is going into tho goose business, and will buy one thousand to start with, CICDAII FATJ^ S has solid women. Thirteen mot by ehanco, tho other day, and seven of them averaged 191 pounds each. EIUSTUS W. CHAPMAN, of Keokuk, has brought suit for libel in the United States Circuit Court at Chicago, against Wilbur F. Storey, of tho ' J'imtm. Damages aro laid at. $ 25,000. Tun Postmastor- Qencrnl has established new postolllees and made changes in Iowa since Jan. 1, 1873, us follows : Kutabliohod. — Benlnh, Clayton county. Humestou, Wayne county. Maxfield, Bremor county. Plain View, Scott county. Ft. Oilman, Osceola county. Teeds Grove, Clinton county. Westohester, Washington county. IHHOonHmtcd. — Gross, Binggold county, mail to Mt. Ayr. English Settlement, Murion county, mail to Knoxyille. Mt. Norris, Harrison county, mail to Beaver's Mills. Poplar Grove, Palo Alto county, mail to West Bond. St. John, Harrison county, mail to Missouri Valley. Seventy- six Center, Washington county, mail to Washington. Name Changed.— Ettie, Tama county, to Dysart. Kite C/ Mnffiid. — Bock Bapids, Lyons county, li miles to Bock Bapids village. A Very Candid MM. The Sunday Herald ( Indianapolis) relates the following : A rather good thing — we don't vouch for its truth, however — is told at tho expense of an estimable citizen of Bartholomew county, whose only fault is a tendency to tarry longer than is sanitary at the wine when it moveth itself aright. Notwithstanding this deformity, Joe is held in high esteem by his neighbors, who honor him for his industry, truthfulness, candor and other manly virtues. One night, during a protracted meeting, Joe straggled into the neighborhood church, a little drunker than anybody had ever seen him before, and came to anchor among a herd of unregenerate goats on the back seats. The heat of the room and the fumes of liquor induced a gentle somnolence, half- sleeping, half- waking, during which he heard but heeded not the earnest words of the preacher. Finally, however, the inquiry, " Where now is the drunkard ?" propounded in a louder tone, thoroughly aroused our fuddled friend, and he promptly responded, in equally clear notes : " Here I am I" The preacher was disconcerted. " I was not alluding to you personally, Mr. H - ," he explained. " The remark was general." " Yer ' pology's ' eepted," replied Joe, grandly, and the preacher continued. After a few moments he said : " Where, now, is the hypocrite?" This again aroused Joe. " There he is, over there !" he replied, pointing with his finger. " Tom Feasley, why don't you answer when your name's called ?" This was too much, and Joe was snaked out by a couple of deacons.' As he was going out he was heard to mutter : " I never go back on nothin', I don't. But there's that Tom Peasley, hain't he got cheek!" _ KANSAS CITY is the largest beef- pack ing city in the country, and th « * ucth ia hog- packing. ProftosloiMl and Literary Income*. Dr. Holland, in lus " Topics of the Times," in tho March Soribner, has some strong words on the subject ol professional and literary incomes. Ho protests almost bitterly over tho advantage in pecuniary returns tho lawyers aud doctors have over editors, teachers, clergymen and authors. Those two classes are paid in different ways— the former by fees, tho latter by salaries. Tho men of foes, ho says, are tho physician aud tho lawyer. One has to do with tho physical diseases of men, .< uu' tho other with their legal quarrels nni their crimes. We do not, iu tho slightest degree, ditpraago the usefulness o: these two classes of professional men wo simply say that the better tho other class perform their work, tho IOSB tho; have to dp. They live upon tho mora and physical evils of the country; am there is- no reason iu the nature of their calling for their advantage in pecuniary rewards over tho other classes. There is no reason why ft general praotitiono of medicine, or a specialist in mcdicin or surgery, should sit in his office, am take, in a single fee, for a service tlm costs him fifteen minutes of time, a nun equal to that which a teacher or a dor gymau works all day to win. There is no reason why a physician, called into a house in consultation, should charge for his service a sum that it takes an editoi two days of hard work to earn. There is no good reason for tho netting of i price upon a surgical operation, por formed in half an hour, that the mos successful author's copyright cannot pay in a month. It is snnploy inexcusabli and outrageous. If wo go from the physioaii to tho lawyer, we find stil higher fees. Tho simplest work, miel as searching titles, work that only de mauds accuracy, avd is usually done b; dorks, commands a price that few moi can afford to pay, while larger work in volvos fees that are startling and stu poudouH. Some of the incomes of law yors in this city aro largo enough to swallow up tho BtilarioB of a dozen, or twice that number, of salaried profes sional men. The way in which the poo pie are bled in tho process of semiring justice in often most shameful. So shameful is it, that thousands submit to wrong rather than go into any litigatioi whatever. People dread getting into a jawyor's hands as they dread gettiti) into tho hands of a New York hackmaii There aro honorable aud reasonable lawyers, without doubt— men in whom honor we may implicitly tniHt; but there aro HO many extortioners among then that they have given a bad flavor to tho profession. There are Bysters am scamps enough in Now York, attachot to tho profession, to sink it, woro it no that there are noble men in it who arc unpurohnsublo. But lawyers' fees aro no toriously large as a rule, and altogether outweigh the salaries of salaried profes aional men. Dr. Holland grows very vehement Ho thinks tho large foes leave nothing for adequate salaries. The salaried set vunts of tho community aro wronged : There ought to bo some remedy fo both evils. Whore it is to be found w do not know. The physician 1ms some apology for getting high fooH of those that can pay, because ho is obliged to do so much for the poor who ciuino pay; but the lawyer, as a rule, tlocx no undertake a oaso whiuh promises him no remuneration. Ho goos in for money and there ought to be some law whiol will enable tho poor man to got justiot without financial ruin. There is, a least, no good reason why one sot of pro fossional men should half starve whilt another gorged itaolf upon fees thai bring wealth and luxury. That fcos ar< too large and salaries too nmall has be oomo a popular conviction, which can only bo removed by a reform in botl directions that shall bring literary ant professional men equivalent rewards. French NewitpaperN. Two largp daily papers— comparatively largo, or largo for tliJH country, I mean — have appeared during tho week to my knowledge. There have been many others which have escaped my attention The number of the first- class dailies is about twenty, and advertisers will pray for no now appearances. I speak now of those journals only which belong t< tho PreHS Union. This organization is fearfully and wonderfully constructed, and nothing could bo bolter calculated to kill all enterprise. In taking up the French journals one is at first struck by the small number of their advertisements, next that tho advertisements are alike in all. If a merchant wishes to advertise his goods in any particular papor, ho cannot do so. He is sent to the agency, where ho has to treat for tho same advertisement in all the journals belonging to the Union. I believe that this refers solely to oommorciu matters and to patent medicines, bu am not sure, but each journal can re coive a few lines of " Wants," or " apartments to let," by paying a certain part of the price into the Union. Naturally, this system prevents the French fron advertising, and all advertisements give so much bother and trouble and formality to get them in, that few care to advertise. Yet the French journalists constantly complain of their merchants for not advertising. The two new jour nals are L'Aasemblee Nationals am L'Ami de Religion, both Legitimist and probably destined to live until the present hope of the " fusion" is over It requires very little capital to start a journal here, since an arrangement can be made with some other paper to use its stereotype plates for all but the firs' page— that is for the news, information report of the Assembly, and all matte of that kind. Thus it happens that two journals differ in nothing but the lead ing articles, which may be Legitimis in one and Radical in. the otlier. The caution money is generally deposited ii the shape of a signature, some offioia or some banker giving the use of his name for the use of the journal when he wants it.— Paris Cor. New York Times " Chalking the Hat" . The origin of " chalking the hat" was due to Admiral Beeside, in the days wh « n Congressmen went lumbering over the distant States in stage coaches. At the annual adjournment of Congress Admiral Beeside would pass his friends of the two houses over his stage lines after the following fashion : " Mr. C., ] suppose you are going back- to Lexing ton? I will pass you through on m; coaches." " All right; but how wifi your agents along the road know this fact?" " Just give me your hat." Upon the tile being passed over, this Napoleoi of the stage, taking a piece of dial] from his pocket, would dash off in bril liant white upon the black ground peculiar hieroglyphic, impossible to counterfeit, and hand it back to th owner with the- remark: " Just show that to my agents along the route." a » nator~ Hainlin flgom atWOO. OOO, Jones PRINTING Of Excuted with Neatness MATICFACTION OUABANVBBD. MIIIIIO IN CAMP. BY JOHN B. TUOHMOH. Two umlog oovoroil hill and plain Wl » nH* npab* nnook'H water* n « n deeply orinmoned with the ntnlii j Of tattle'* roeent nl. ughtorii. J Thn nunmer cloud* lay pitched Ilk* teutu ' In mcailfl of heavenly axure ; Aucl enoli ilroad ami oftho elonivnU Slept In It* hla embruun. The breexe no floftly blew It m* d* No forest li* f to quiver, And the mnnlw of the nnilom cannonade Polled nlowlv from the river. And now where circling lull* looked down Wtth oanuon grimly pluutwt, O'er llHtlfwi c* mp and HlUmt town The golden 81111* 01 ulaiitet] j When on the fervid * lr them ounit A Htralii, now rloh, now tender, The numta HeemoA ItMelf aflame • With day'* departing nplendor. A Federal baud, whloh eve and morn Played moaimreM lirave and nimble, • Ilad / nut iilnwk up with Huto and horn Ami lively cl » » h of cymbal. Down ( looked the nold! ern to the bank Till margined uy It* pebble*. One woodm! nhoro wan blue with " Yanks, And one wan gmy with " llebeln." Then all wan nUll ; and then the baud With movements Unlit ami trickily, Made atroam and forcwt, h! U and Ntraud, .^| Itavorberate with " Dlilo." " 9 The • oiiHoloiiH Htrcam. with burnished Blow, Went proudly o'er It* pebhlw, But thrilled throughout it" deepeat lluw With yelling of the ItebelK. Again a panne, and then again Tho truiii|> et pealed nunoronn, And Yankee Poodle wan the ntrnlti To which the Hhoro gave ohornn, The laughing ripple ahnroward flew To klm the nmulng iMbblm— Txnid nhrleked the crowding BOJTI In Dili* Defiance to the llebeln. And y « t dnoc more the bugle Mug Above the * tormy riot ; No Hlumt upon the evening rung — ' There reigned a holy intuit. Tho Hiid, Vine ntnuuu ItH nolHalemi tread Biireail o'er the HllHtenlng pebble* ; And Hllont now tlm VankwH atood, All " Hunt itood the llebela : < Fnr each nwpoimlve noul had hoard That plaintive uotn'H avpnaltnK, Ho deeply " llome, Hweol llonio " had ntlrreit The hidden founts of fmillng. Of blue « i- gray, the Holdler itw*, AH by the wand uf fairy, Tlu> onltuKu ' tioath thv ltv « oak tree*, * The notugn by the prairie. Of cold or wiirm hi* native nklrn llond In bounty o'er him ; ( tending thn ti'iir- mlut In hlN own— The dear oueu Htaml tiofuro utui. An fadea thelrlH nftcr rain lu Aprll'a tearful wuathnr, Tho vlKlou vanished an thn utralii Ami daylight died tnguthcr. Hut miimorv, waked by miiHlo'H url Kxpronmid In Hlinplont numbem, fjiibmiixl tlui Hternettt yankiw'H lurnrt, Mmlii light the lUibol'H • Ilimburil. And fair the form of Mimln nhlneti, That bright, oolonUal ornature. Who utlll ' mltl war'H embattled IWUM ( lave thin one touch of nutnre, Pith and Point. Tim coming man— Tho nuui who owes UH. , A MTYMOIAH, on presenting his bill to tho executor of the estate of a deceased patient, asked, " Do you wish to have my bill sworn to ?" " No," replied the executor, " the death of the deceased in sufficient evidnuou thut you attended him prof essionally. " A YOUNG man wont into a florint's otoru to buy a ronebud for liin afflnnocd. Seventy- live coiitn wan the price linked, " Will it keep?" inquire A tho young man. " Oh. yes, a long while." " Thou you nmy keep it." Exit young num. " WHAT in tho annual corn crop report o{ Kentucky V" anked a foreign touriiit to a Kontuokmn. " I uan't exactly any," replied tho Keutuokian, " but 1 know it'n enough to make all tho whiaky wo want, bosidea what is wasted for bread." A DisooNMoriATB editor recommended a friend, who WIIH in training for u foutraoo, to try riuuiiug a dnily paper in a smull town for a Hhort time, Haying tlnit if tliat didn't titke the wind and ateam out of him, ho muat be a locomotive. ONK of the prettioNt compIimentH we liuvo heard of lately wns that paid by u gentleman, the other evening, who objected to playing cards with a lady, booaune, ho oaid, oho had such winning ways about her. A YOWNO man of Newport tried the otlier day to milk n mule, and resideB in the land " flowing with milk and honey. " JOB Huys: " Bam, I have lost iny watch overboard ; it lien here in twenty feet of water. IB there any way to get it?" " Yes," says Sum, " there are divers' BOOTH, the well- known actor, had » broken nose. A lady once remarked to him, " I like your acting, Mr. Booth; but, to bo frank with you, I cun't get over your nose." " No wonder, madam," replied lie, " the bridge ia gone." BOMB men who are reported to live on their wits must occupy very limited promiHeB. WiiV is your chambermaid immortal ? BeeauBo ane returns to dust every day without dying. WHEN haa a man a ghost of a chance of appeasing his appetite ? When he's a goblin' ujp anything. Hen- Herding. When a woman has a hen to drive into the coop, she takes bold of her hoops with both hands, and shakes them quietly toward the delinquent, and says : " Shew! there." The hen takes one look at the object to convince herself that it's a woman, and then stalks majestically into the coop in perfect disgust of the Bex. A man don't do that way. He goes out of doors and says : " It's singular nobody in this house can drive a hen but myself," and, picking up a stick of wood, hurls it at the offending biped, and observes, " Get in there, you thief." The hen immediately loiea her reason and dashes to the opposite end of the yard. The man straightway dashes after her. She comes back again with her head down, her wings out, and followed by an assortment of Stove- wood, fruit- cans, and coal- clinkers, with a much puffing and very mad man in tho rear. Then she skims up on the stoop, and under the barn,- and over a fence or two, and around, the house, and back again to the coop, all the while talking as only an excited hen can talk, and all the while followed by things convenient for handling, and by a man whose coat is on the sawbuok, and whose hat is on the ground, and whose perspiration and profanity appear to have no limit. By this time the other hens have come out to'takeahand in the debate, and help dodge the missiles — and then the man aays every hen on the place shall be sold in the morning, and puts on his things and goes down street, and the woman dons her hoops, and has every one of these hens housed and contented in two minutes, and the only sound heard oc the premises is the hammering by the oldest boy, a* he meads th* broken picket*.— D » nburt/ Newt. ;