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   Green Bay Republican (Newspaper) - August 13, 1844, Green Bay, Wisconsin                               (The noblest motive of'the Press, is the diffusion of'Knowledge and without bias or jprejnillee, BY HENRY O. SHOLES. GREEN BAY, WISCONSIN, TUESDAY, AUGUST 13, 1844. VOL. 3. NO. 44 BAY, FRIDAY, AUGUST 9, 1644. KLLBWORTH'S REPORT. milNINa AND LIM1NO WHEAT. We believe that among well-informed wheat growers, tho practice of preparing the seed by soaking in brine and liming pretty generally prevails. But as we find somo who do not believe in it, we commend them to the fallowing experi- ment Iltrmcr. "In a Northumberland report on agri- culture, il is stated that Mr Ciilley, who grew tniiuuilly fiom 400 to GOO acres of wheat, had but one instance of smut in forty yours, ntid tins was when tlie wheat wds not fcteepcd Another experiment tried on seed, in which were a few balls of being steeped in chamber lye and limed; one-third steeped m the same, and not limed; and the icmainder without steeping or lim- ing; nod the result was, that the seed pickled and limed, and that picklod and not limed were free from smut, but the other hul smutty ears in abundance Another experiment was tried, by taking a peck of very smutty wheat, of which ouo half was sown in its nutmal state, tho other half washed clean as possi- bles, in three waters, soaked two hours in brine stiong enough to bear an egg, and dashed with lime; tho result was, two- thirds ot the unwashed was smutty, but of the pickled and limed seed there was u full crop, without a single ear of smut. A Miml.u experiment, somewhat varied, is the following Of four sacks of smut- ty wheat, one sack was soaked iu strong brine only; one prepared with lime on- ly; ono was soaked in strong brine, and then lay iu lime all night; and the fourth was sown without any thing: the result was, where brme only was used, now then there was a smutty ear, but not many; where lime only was used thcro was about the same quantity of smut; whore lime und brine were used, not a single smutty ear could be found; and where nothing vas used, it was a mass of smut HINTS TO FARMERS. Great profits in agriculture can result only from great improvements of the soil. Gieat improvements in the soil can re- sult only from unremitting industry. The chief study of every farmer dtoultl be irhat is useful and what is ttsi'fasii c.v- in relnti'tn to this The dis- crimination between these i> tho master koy of the farmai'spiospeiity. The first should be incurred with a fieetlom little short of profusion. The last should he shunned, us tho sailor shuns the rocks, where are soeii the wieek of the hopes of preceding mariners. Liberality m providing utensils, is the ing of both tune and! labor. The morn pei foot his instruments, the more profit- ubio arc they So uKo is it with his working cattle nnJ his stock. The most perfect in their kinds are tho most piofitable. 41 Liberality iu good barns and warm shelters, is the source of health, strength and comfort to animals, causes them to thrive on less food, and secures from chtm'agc all sorts of crops. Liberality also, in the provision of food for domostic animals, is the source of flesh, muscle and manure. Liberality to the earth, in seed, culture, and coittpost, is the source of its bounty. Thus it is in agriculture, as in every part'of creation; u wise and" Pateinal Providence has inseparably connected our duty with our happiness. In cultivating the earth, thfc condition of man's success is his industry upon it. In rising domestic animate, th6 con- dition of his is, kindness and be- to them. fn making the-prcfchiclfveness of the oarth depend upon thelHHgenccf and wis- tloni of the eirttivatbr, the Universal Fa- ther has inseparably Ctontteeted the fer- UHty-of his creation1 with-' the intellectual inducements And'the high- est moral motives. In putting the brutal world under hjs dominion he has placed the hqpEJrjess Which their'nature is susceptible, under the guarantee of man's, therefore, of repining; at his, let tfto Cultivator 6f the ground Mftl tho Highest anct.hap- destinies, since in re Martyr. The wild procession moved on to the green, a place appropriated in every In- dian village, to councils and sports. The Indians farmed a circle round an oak Indians were young men stood respectfully without 1he circle. Talnsco arose, and drawing from his bosom a roll, he cut a cord that bound it, and threw it on the "Brothers and he said, "behold the scalps of the Christian Utawas! then- bodies are mouldering on the sands of St perish all the enemies of the Iroquois. Biothers, behold my the last of the house of Talasco J have uprooted her from the strange soil where our enemies had planted; she shall be raised in the warmest valley of the Iro- quois, if she marries the young chief AI- lewcrai, and abjures the and he touched with the point of his knife the crucifix that hung at Fmncoise's neck. He paused for a moment, Fiancoise did not raise her eyes, and he added in a voice of thunder, "Ilear me child, if thou dost not ngain link thyself in the chain of thy thou dost not abjure that badge of slavery to the Christian dogs, I will sacrifice I swore before I Went forth to battle; I sacrifice thee to the God of and death are before Francoise calmly arose, tmd sinking on her knees, she raised her eyes to heav- en, pressed the crucifix to her lips, and made the sign of the cross on her fore- head. Talasco's giant frame shook like a trembling child while ho looked at her; for u brief moment the flood of natural affection rolled over fieice passions, and he uttered a piercing cry as if a life cord were severed, but after a moment of ag- ony, the sight of which made the old men's hearts shake, and young eyes to oveiflow with tears, he brandished his knife, andcommanded the youths to pre- pare the funeral pile. A murmur arose among the old men. "Nay, said one of them, the tender sapling should not be so has- tily condemned to fire Wait till the morning's child to be con- ducted to Genanhateona's call of the mother biid may bring the wan- derer back to the nest." Francoise tinned impetuously towards hev father, and clasping her hands, she exclaimed, "Oh! do not send me to my only mercy I ask of can hear any other pierce me with those knives on which the Wood of my husband is scarcely dry me with your will not shrink from any Chris- tian martyr cun endure as firmly as the pioudest captive of your tribe." exclaimed tho old man, exul- tmgly, "the pine blood of the Iroquois runs m her the shadow of this night shall cover her ash> es." A child of martyr does not perish without the misery of celestial spirits. The expression of despnir van- ished from Frencoiso's face. A super- natural joy beamed from her eyes which were cast spirit seemed ea- ger to spring from its mounted the pile most cheerfully, and standing erect and undaunted, happy am sayj she, !ito bo thus permed to die inr-my own country and by tiro hand of my kindred, after tho example of our Saviour, who was nailed to the cross by his own people 'She then pres- sed the crucifix to her lips, and signified to her executioners to put fire to the pile. They stood rnotionteiss with the fire- brands in their hands. FraneoiSe ap- pealed a voluntary sacrifice, not a vic- tim, Her father was maddeaed by her vie- torious constancy. He leaped upon the pile, und tearing the crucifix from her hands, he drew his knife from his girdle, and mude an incision on her breast in the form of he said, "the sign thou 'sign of thy league with thy father's1'enemids; the sign that made thee dead to thev voice of thy kindred.-" "Thank my replied Francoise, with a triumphant smile; "I might haVe lost cross tho'u aastt taken from me, iSirt this, which given shall bettrtifter death The 5 said total number the world is estimated' at it is sard that tints num- ofDavjd A Tough Yam. I'll tell tho tale as 'twas told to mft'" The Buckingham, outward bound East Tndiaman, was skimming before a freshening breeze which had just be- gun to ruffle the broad bpsom of the At- lantic; every stitch of canvass was set, and joy sat smjlhrg on the countenances of all at the prospect of soon escaping from tho region of calm and variable winds, wheij suddenly a seaman engaged about the rigging lost his hold and fell overboard. "Put the helm shou- ted the officer of the watch; "a man overboard Aft heie, cutters; clear away the boat1" In one moment all was bustle and excitement; small sails flapping in the wind, studdingsail booms cracking, tacks and halyaicls Jet go by the run The ship flew rapidly np in. the wind, the main-braces were let so, arid the main-yard swung back. The cutters were lowering the boat, when suddenly came theordeis, "keep all fast, 'tis too late! Port quartcimastcr, keep the ship on her course' After guard brace np the these promptly and actively obeyed, soon the vessel moved on in the even tenor of her course. All was silence and gloom, for poor Pat Roean was universal favorite. Meanwhile, however, the cause of all this commotion was quietly perched up- on the rudder, patiently waiting for some friendly hand to render him assistance. The officer of the deck had seen him go down under the ship's quarter, and looked in vain for his re-appcarancc, he having risen imdci the counter, and being a good swimmer, instantly and instinctively stri- king out for the rudder-chains. Pat loudly shouted foi bolp, but, amid the noise and confusion which prevailed, his ciics were unheard. Being a bold and active fellow, and not gifted with much patience, he ran do- a spring for one ofthe gun loom poils, which, in trop- ical latitudes, are often kept open to give air to the various stoics the loom Con- tains, and once more succeeded m get- ting on board. Tired with his exertions, he seated himself for a moment, and, looking around, what a tempting spectacle pic- sented itself On one side was a tin- box of the be.st biscuits, on the other an open case of bottled ale. Pat looked long and wistfully at them both, weigh- ing the enjoyment against the probable consequences.; at lust, "here goes." said he, dipping his liand into one, and taking a bottle fiom the other, and in two min- utes a quait of the best Hodgson had changed masters, lie soon began to feel its powerful effects, but befoic yiel- ding to them contrived to stagger to a dark corner, and to lie down between two packages. Here he slept soundly, and unobserved by tl.e gunner, when he went his evening lounds, till the shrill sound of the boatswain's pipe awakened him to a sense of Ins situation, and the to which ho had subjected bim'self; but the common boaul-ship a tooth of tho clog thut bit retimed to his recol- lection; and having in vajn endeavored to stifle his conscience in any othei way, he at lenglh fairly diowncd it in anoibcr bottle ofthe intoxicating beverage The consequence was another long sleep, from which he awoke with all the hor- rors ofthe "cat rpngmg over IUBB But it was time to think to the dilemma; and when an Irishman once fairly sets his wits to work, what can he not accomplish It was broad day.. The sun had nearly attained his meridian, and the smooth and unruffled sea reflected his beams with almost in- tolerable splendor, while the ship lying perfectly unmanageable, heaved and rolled heavily with the swell; it was a dead oalm. Pat looked out ofthe port, and a bright idea sti iking him, he pro- ceeded to act upon it. The fear ofthe "cat" overcame his dread ofthe sharks, and letting himself quietly overboard he dropped as far astern as he could with- out being observed by those on It was seVen bells in the fotenoon watch usual, the officers were busy "ta- king the -and laughing and joking with each other, when suddenly the cry "ship alloy! ship arising from the filled every one'with astonish- ment and surprise, to the tafTetel, Where; to their dismay, they perceived poor Pat Roenaii; slowly, and apparently with, .much fatigue, forcing his way through the waters. The first over, all hastened to give assis- tance; with fco little difficulty, this' "dead a'Mve" Was hoisted on the deck. Why, says Pat, blowing and sput- teieingat intSTvals, and scarce- ly able to articulate, "it was too tf> leaye p, poor heela in, of if it fpr this: blessed calm ship." re upon sleeve wheri he saw the captain's stew- art bringing a glass of brandy to revive him. Pat's impudence, and his invaria- ble reply to all direct and indirect ques- tions put to him on the subject. suro I never had such a swim in my born days j if it hadn't been for the calm, I'd never haVe got ori board carried him well through; and'thc boldness of his unwavering asseverations staggered his messmates into a half belief ofthe story. Time wore on, and the Rockinglmm arrived safely at her anchorage in Bom- bay Harbor Like all other nine day Wonders, Pat's adventure had ceased to be remembered, when Cnpt. Graham. dining On, shore with the commander of another vessel in the roads, the conver- sation turned upon swimming, and ihe great power in the water which a bhick man on board tho latter gent lemon's ship displayed. Pat Eoenan nnd his ad- venture occurred to Capt. Graham "When the wine is in, the wit is and considerable bets were laid by the two gentlemen upon the result of a tiial of the powers of the two spomcn. The next morning was named for the match. Pat Roc-nan was summoned to tho quar- ter t'eck, and told what was expected fiom him, and that it was arranged the two men should swim directly out to sea, with attending boats to pick them up when exhausted. Though a good swi m- mer Pat well knew he was no match for ihe black, and he trembled at the consequences of a disooveiy of his de- ception; still he trusted that his native impudence would again save him. And so it did. The stdiy ofthe bet hod got wind the beach was crowded with eo- ple the boats were manned the swim- mers stript, and just about to make the plunge, when Pat exclaimed, "avast theie brother! heave to for a minute, will He went to his own ship's boat and took fiom it a largo and well filled bag, which be slowly nnd deliber- ately began to to his back. ''Hal- cried the gazing black, "what you got dere1" "Grub, 1o be sure, you nig- ger you don't suppose I'm such a green- horn as to go out to sea on a cruise out laying iu a stock of provisions7'' how long are you going to "How cau 1 tell, you black squall, bow long we shall be out; it won't be IPSS than a week, any said Pat, with the greatest coolness He knew his man; nothing could in- duce the black to swim; Put came off with flying colors, muttering to himself, "Och, an' it would be a qtiure tiling if I couldn't bothei a nigger, when I ch Ucd my own captain." An InrideMt. As the Whig Delegates were ret tim- ing from Genesco on the 4th of July, the road was filled nearly the whole distuncc wifh people returning from llie Temper- ance Celebration at Ml Moiris. At djf- feivnt points the Delegations halted, und the Band played, while the whole mul- titude joined in f chccis for CUy and Temperance. At one time twa wagons, one of them filled almost entirely with Ladies, halted directly op- po.sitc and veiy neai each other. While the Band plawd the Star Spnnglcd Han- no, from thTdifferent wngons, waving aloft and folding together, .seemed tu soy thtit eack pat ty iug for the 
                            

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