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Biddeford Union and Eastern Journal (Newspaper) - October 27, 1854, Biddeford, MaineLouis 0. Cowan editor and proprietor. Biddeford Friday october 27, 1854. � f i. Vol. A no. 4j. ? i. I ? a a re t1ik Vina aj1d ea1tem Jol , is rvs said weekly Zeidat. Or riot no. 1 Central Block. Biddeford opposite the brillo font Huun. In the deep at play Riding All Day the wild Blue Waves till now Riu he ii Nii Ribeir crests Sod scattering High their apr try and swelling the while sail. I Welcome thee to the scorched land thou wanderer of the sea nor i alone a thou so Bonom round labile Liliee in the Fullem of Delight and languid forms Rue up and pulses bound livelier at coming of the wind of night and. Languishing to hear thy grateful sound. Lies the vast Inland stretched beyond the sight go Forth into the gathering Shade go it rth Rod s Blessing breathe upon the fainting Earth ? of Rock the Little Wood Bird in his Paesl. Curl the still Waters Bright with stars and Rouse the Widi old Wood from his Masje Lic re to summoning from the innumerable a coughs the at auge Harmonica that haunt his brat pleasant shall lie the Way where meekly bows the shutting Dower Aud darkling Waters pass. And twist the o Ersha dowing branches Aud the grass. The faint old Man shall lean his Silver head to feel thee thou Shult kits the child asleep and dry the moistened curls that overspread hit temples while his breathing grows inure deep and they who stand about the sick Man s bed shall Joy to listen to thy Distant sweep and softly p it the curtains to allow thy visit grateful to his burning brow. Go but the Circle of eternal change which is the life of nature restore Willi sounds and neut Summ All thy mighty Range thee to thy Birthplace of the deep once More Sweet odor in the sea air Sweet and Range shall Tell the homesick Mariner of the Shore and. Listening to thy murmur lie shall deem he hears the rustling Leaf Aud tunning Stream. Agricultural. Reports of committees mail at the fair and cattle show of the York county Agruel trial society held in Bidet Ord october 4th and both. Of blowing match. The committee on blowing Mutch report thut the Noriee for Tho match were eight even competitors Only were on the ground and seven lot of 1-8 of an Aero each were staked out. Joseph Murphy of Lyman who held his plow and drove his team alternately with John 11. Taylor entered a four of tent. His lot was no. 5, which he finished in Twenty five minutes with Furrow eight in Ces deep. To hit the committee award the society s first Premium of six dollars Woodbury g. Gooch of Biddeford by his Driver Thomas Underwood entered a four of team and took lot no. 1, and at the solicitation of the committee commenced with a double or Michigan plow which unfortunately g t disabled in the first or second bout. The committee regret this Accident As it was very desirable to have a specimen of the work of that plow so Little known in this country. The lot was finished with another plow eight and a half inches deep in thirty five minutes. Nathaniel Milliken Plowman. Both Plowman and Driver deserve geat credit for the a readiness to use Tho double plow with which they had no experience. To this team the second Premium of four Dol in i Camuei Wii Kwh it Law. Brother John Milliken Plowman entered and drove a Beautiful Teum of four steers 3 or 4 year Olds of Fine shape and aide and Well trained. They Are entitled to great credit for their yielding two belter Lota to others and taking the most unfavourable one. This conciliatory spirit is gratefully acknowledged by the committee. They finished lot no. 2. Embracing a Knoll of ledge and Loose atones in thirty eight minutes with a fur Row eight inches deep. At the society offered but two premiums for four of teams which Are a Ward and to others the commit tee recommend a gratuity of three dollars to the messes. Milliken. Charles c. Sawyer of Saco entered a four of Teum William Wakefield Driver and Samuel Gilpatrick Plowman. They finished lot no. 7, in Twenty three minutes with a Furrow Nino inches deep. The committe for reasons assigned in Case of the me sri. Miliken recommend a gratuity to or. Sawyer of three dollars. Charles c. Sawyer also entered a two horse team driven by Joseph Davis plow Man Stephen Seavy. They slowed lot no. 3, seven indie deep in Twenty two min utes the commit co award to him the society s first Premium for a two horse team of 1 five Dollar. William dolby of Biddeford entered a Ingle team of oxen with Rufus Knight for Plowman. He finished lot no. 3, in then in seven and a half minutes seven inches deep. The committee award him the first Premium for single teams of four dollars. Woodbury g. Gooch of Biddeford entered a Ingle of team with Thomas Brad Bury for Plowman and David foes for Driver. He finished lot no. 6, in Twenty eight min utes eight inches deep and to him the committee award the second Premium of three dollars. The directors appropriated Twenty nine dollars for premiums for blowing and the 1 awards including gratuities recommended amount to Twenty eight dollars using s portion of premiums for horse and of Singie teams for which there were no competitor for gratuities to those of the other class. They Are indo oed to do this by reason of the dearly equal Merit of the competitors rendering it difficult to decide Between hem. I the a osmium were pleased to see an increased mention this year to this important part of our show and in which they Hope in future to witness an increasing in Terest. The work was pretty Well done in Good Lime and without hurrying and on the whole a Manifest improvement on former trials yet there is still room for improve ment. The condition and appearance of the several lots when finished had a material bearing on the awards. The most notice Able defect was the state of the Middle Furrow some of the lots having been deep and to an undesirable extent. A Little More care and Leisure in putting in and turning out the plow at the ends of the lots to keep them straight and Square would add much to the Beauty of the work. Thee was also noticeable a differ ence in the straight net of the first or out Side Furrow of the several lots to the disadvantage of the competitor of the adjoining lot who had to make u like deviation to cover the ground and marring the Beauty of the whole. These remarks must not be considered As a censure but a Justice Between competitors and a hint for future improve ment. Committee on blowing match Rufua Mcl tiie of Parsons Fie id Seth scar Nman of Saco Joseph Frost of Kliot be sept p. Junkins of York and Pitmond Hubert of Lyman. For the committee Rufus Mcintire. Biddeford oct. 5, 1854. Miscellaneous. Monks of St. Bernard. Zuj it or Tai Xii took of Eketu the weather was threatening when we set or from Martigny Aud we had Many foreboding that the dog of St. Peru Anil Muht have to look us up if the storm should come before we reached the hospice. A Chara Banc a narrow Carriage in which we sat Thiee in a line with the tandem horses was to convey us to the Village of lidded. On leaving the Valley and crossing the River dance we soon commenced the ascent by the Side of the raving torrent with Majestic Heights on either hand. A terrible tale 01 devastation and misery of Sublime fortitude and heroic courage is told of the Valley 01 Barnes where the ice had made a mighty Barrier against the descending Waters which accumulated so rapidly that a Tunnel was Cut through the Frozen dam with incredible toil when it burst through and swept madly Over the country below bearing destruction upon its bosom. In two Houis Somo 400 houses were destroyed with 34 lives and half a million dollars Worth of property. We were four hours and a halt getting up to lidded where we had a wretched dinner and then mounted horses to ride to the sum Mit of the kiss. The Tain which had been falling at inter Vals All the morning was changed into Snow As we got into colder regions. The path became rougher and More difficult and it was hard to believe that even the indomitable spirit of Napoleon could have carried an army with All the munitions of War Over such a route As this. Vet the passage now is smooth and easy compared with what it was when in 1800 he crossed the Alps. After leaving the miserable Village of St. Pierre through which a roman Catholic procession was passing and we had at Opportunity of refusing to take Oft our hats though some of the peasants insisted on oui so doing we came up to Heights where no Trees and Shrub were growing Flower sometimes put their Sweet faces up through the Snow and smile on us As we passed Aiu i stopped to gather them As emblems o Beauty and happiness in the midst of Desola lion and death. L new 01 me Irrish in the Enow and Are found by the dogs or on the melting of the Hitow in summer. They cannot dig grave on those Rocky Heights and it is always so cold that the bodies do not rot but they Are placed in Iii Charnel House just As they Are found Are left to dry up and gradually return to dust i counted thirty Skull lying on the ground in the midst of ribs arms and legs Ami Twenty skeletons were standing around the sides of the room a ghastly sight. In one Corner a dead Mother held the Bones of her dead child in her arms As she perished so she stood to be recognized if it might be by anxious i ions but none had Ever come to claim her. What a tale of tender and tragic interest we read in these Bones. Sad and sickening the sight is and 1 am willing to get away. Father Maillard walked with the into the Chapel showed me the paintings and the Monument to Gen. Dessaix and when i asked Hin for the Box into which alms Are put he pointed to it and hastened away that lie might not see what i put in. They make no charge for entertaining travellers but every honest Man will give at least As much in the Way of donation As he would pay at a hotel. My Friend As now called him father Maillard embraced me tenderly Utu even kissed me when i bade him Farewell and mounting my horse set of at eight in the morning with a Bright Sunshine to descend the Mountain. Renal s. It a gentleman of our acquaintance who Lias a Little of the antiquary in his com position asks us to publish the annexed account of the reception of the " nation s guest Lafayete in Saco nil Biddeford in 1825. The account was furnished the Eastern Argus Toon aft i the reception took place and was copied into the old Maine palladium from that paper. The mrs. Thacher referred to in the account has recently deceased in Thomaston. Gen. Lafayette at Saco. Partaking of the spirit and feeling so universally manifested throughout the United state on the visit of general Lafay Ette the citizens of Saco and Biddeford have anxiously looked Forward to the Lime when they Shoul Miave the Opportunity of offering to the Man on whom had fallen the Mantle of our revered Washington the per Sonal tribute of their admiration and gratitude and on Friday the 24 h of june at half past four o clock in Tho afternoon Howa received by them on the Plains of Hiddo Ford. Alter Bavins been announced As Tho " nation quit " to the committee of arrangements for the towns of Saco and Hidde Oord who United upon this occasion with col. Emery one of the aids of govenor Parris he was addressed by Ether Shepley a a. Chairman of Tho committee. 11 general congratulate you on your Sale arrival among us. We Are thankful to n kind Providence for your preservation. We rejoice in the Opportunity to tender our thanks and afford some memo rials of our gratitude to the Early Friend of our country. It is with pleasure we behold ithe Veteran Soldier of our revolution and j the Friend of our Washington after having i passed through Many scenes of suffering and of danger in the evening of his Days Nappy in the enjoyment of the blessings of health and of Liberty we Hail the Era of a nations pouring Forth her gratitude and i receiving to her bosom the Friend of her i infancy As one Long to be remembered for i the be son it teaches the whole family of i Man a Blessing which shows that to part with one s substance Loaid the oppressed to secure their rights is to treasure up Hon or to Bear the fatigues and encounter the dangers of War to obtain the blessings of i Freedom is to accumulate glory. Dear to us then go Neal by the Remeny Branco of your Early sacrifices and labors for our country dear to us on account of the sufferings you have since endured in the cause of Freedom r dear to us for the lesson which the history of your life will afford to us our Chil Dren and the world we bid you Welcome to to our f to this the general replied in his usual Happy and appropriate manner. After Wii Iii Iju Nua coi we we --w.w. Saco by a numerous cavalcade under the direction of col. Geo. Thatcher chief Marshall of the Day aided by a suitable 11 u in Bur of Init int j Over the free Bridge tip Back Street along Perry Road and Down Maine Street. Across the Bridge Between Saco and Biddeford was e rented an elegant Arch bearing the motto " Welcome la Fay tile on one column York Toicen nth19 october 1781," and of the other " Versaile 5th and 6th october 1789." the sides of the Bridge were also tastefully decorated with firs and evergreens. Across the second Bridge at the foot of Cutis Island was also erected another Arch on which was the following line taken from a French play and applied in the original to la Fayette u Admire to prudence it j Aime son near the Stone building in Maine Street another elegant Arch wits thrown across bearing the following inscription,11 then i trill equip one myself at the sight of which the general was visibly affected. When the cavalcade arrived opposite the meeting House the general was erected with the simple and affectionate welcomes of a Large number of children of both sexes comprising Many of the schools in Saco and bid Deford each school headed by its instructor. The misses were in uniform and the boys wore a badge on which was inscribed Welcome Lafayette and they were introduced to the general by one of the commit tee As the rising generation to whom we look for the continuation of that Liberty which he and his associates acquired for us. The general seemed much relisted and received their salutations with evident Emo Tion. The hides of the streets Wero thronged with citizens anxious to testify their Joy and gratitude by loud and repeated Huzzah. At Cleaves hotel a great number of gentle men were introduced to Linin and among those who Shook him by the hand were Many revolutionary soldiers and some who to the general s Light infantry. This scene was interesting beyond description. It was impossible for Many to sup press the rising tear and Whitro it was not shed we might safely say with the poet " Joy drunk i lie offering Ore it readied the the general was then escorted to tie House of capt. Be h Spring it Biddeford who was a Sollier of the revolution and was at the Battle of Bunker Hill where suit Able preparations were made to receive him. partaking of the refreshment provided Lor him and tarrying until evening he was escorted to the House of mrs. Thorn ton widow of he late Marshall Thornton who with a feeling that did her Honor threw open her dry tors to receive the hero and where was collected a Large number of the ladies of Saco and Biddeford and the neigh Boring towns who were severally introduced to him. The scene was full of interest to All. Every countenance was lit up with a glow of fee inn thril1 ing from the heart. Particularly interesting was Lii introduction to mrs Thatcher of Thomaston the daughter of that revolutionary Veteran Gen. Knox and mrs Savage the widow of a revolution Ary Captain who was personally rewarded for his bravery by la Fay Elte the elegant House of mrs. 1 Hornton was still More ele tautly decorated for the occasion. Among other thin sri was noticed a half Circle transparency placed Over the front door exhibiting with much brilliancy " Welcome Lafayette Columbia s there was also another of the same description at the foot of the Hall. In another apartment a table was Laid with much taste and ele Gance and which was Ito Uniti fully Laden with the choicest luxuries. But every thing of this description lost its attraction and was unheeded on the general s appearance. On him All eyes beamed. Every body was anxious to shake by the hand the Early guardian of her Mother s lights and the Avenger of her wrongs and often during the evening did Tho Eye of Beauty sparkle through the tear of Joy. On the general s departure lines were formed on each Side of the Street by Tho ladies Ond gentlemen Irum Usu Liming Iii Mug which no it Ihsen while acclamations rent the air. The Gen eral spent the Nihi am breakfasted at Cap. Springs where he was entertain Eil in n manner that reflects much credit on it hospitable owner and spoke Well of the taste and elegance of those who presided at the braid. At seven o clock on saturday morning to was again received and Escor Ted by a numerous cavalcade As far As the Village in Scarborough where the Cit Irene were assembled to cheer him on his Way on sunday morning he returned from port land and again took breakfast at capt. Springs tarried a half hour at col. Emory s and attended divine serv coat the Rev. Or. Tracy s meeting House in hide Ford. At Iho close of an excellent discourse or. Tracy addressed the general in a manner which Drew tears from the greater part of the congregation and at which the general Wall much affected. It was the eloquence of the heart and til left its Power immediately after divine service the general set out on Hia Way to Concord where we under stand he arrived the same night. There were Many circumstances attend ing his visit to Saco interesting to the extreme but which we feel unable to de scribe they belong peculiarly to the pain Ter und poet. And now he is gone we can truly say that he a a Inan. Take Hin for nil in All we Neer Lull look upon i like remarkable anecdote. A Corre Pon Dent of the Ottersburg express at Charles town va., communicate to that paper the following Serios of incident which if True Are certainly very singular Washington was accustomed to Wear on his watch two seals one Gold and the other Silver. Upon one of them the letters u g. were engraved or rather Cut. These seals he wore about his person the terrible Day of Brad docks defeat. On that Day he lust the Sil Vei Seal. The Gold one remained with the smoral until the Day of his death and was in Given by tym to his Nephew a gentle Man of Virginia who carefully preserved in until about seventeen years a to when Riding Over hit farm he dropped it. Theolet Day the Gold sea lost seventeen years ago was " slowed up recognized from the letters " g. on it and restored to the son of he gentleman to whom Washington had presented it. At almost the same time the Silver Seal lost in 1754, just one Hun dred years ago was slowed up of the site where Braddock was Defeated and in like manner recognized from the letters � a so that in a very Short time the companions will be again United. I have this whole statement from the most reliable source possible namely from the gentle Man himself who has thus had restored t him these previous mementos of i Crea ancestor. I new Iii Duxia. The following interesting sketch is an extract from the forthcoming volume of Bancroft s history of the United state in his peaceful habitation on the Banks of the Yadkin River in North Carolina Daniel Roone the illustrious Hunter had heard Finley a trader so memorable As a Pioneer describe a tract of land Weston Vir Ginia As the richest in North America or in the world in May ,1769, leaving his wife and offspring having Finley As his Pilot and four others As his companion the Young Man of about three and Twenty wan dered Forth through the wilderness of America 11 in quest of the country of Ken Tucky known to the Savages As the dark and bloody ground the " Middle ground " Between the subjects of the five nations and the Cherokee. After a Long and fatiguing journey through Mountain ranges the party found themselves in june on the red River a tributary of the Ken Tucky and from the top of an Eminence surveyed with Delight the Beautiful Plains that stretched out to the North West. Here they built their shelter and began to reconnoitre and to Hunt All the kinds of wild beasts that Weie natural to America the stately Elk the timid Deer the altered Stag the wild cat Tho Bear the Panther and the Wolf couched among the canes or roam ing Over the Rich grasses which even be Neath the thickest shades sprung luxuriously out of the generous soil. The Buffa Loes cropped fearlessly Tho herbage or browsed on the leaves of the Reed and were Mord frequent than the cattle in the settlement of North Carolina herdsmen. Sometimes there were hundreds in a drove and Lound the Salt licks the numbers were amazing. Tho summer in which Lor the first time a party of White men enjoyed the brilliancy of Lovely nature near and in the Valley of the Elk Horn parsed away in the Occina 11011 h of exp Long parties and the Chase. But one by one Boone s companions dropped off till he was left alone with John Stewart. They jointly found unceasing Delight in Tho wonders of the Forest till one evening they were taken prisoners by a baud of indians wanderers like themselves. They escaped and were joined by Boone s brother. So that when Ste wait was soon utter killed by Sava Ges the first victim among the hecatomb of White men slain by them in their Desper ate battling for the Lovely Hunting ground Boone still had his brother to share with him the dangers 4ml the attractions of the wilderness the building and occupying the first cottage in Kentucky. In the spin us of 1770, that brother returned to the settlements for horses and sup plies of ammunition leaving the renowned Hunter " by himself without bread or Salt or sugar or even a horse or the idea of a beloved wife anxious for his Safe to tinged his thoughts with sadness but otherwise the cheerful meditative Man Vareles of wealth knowing the use of the Rifle not Tho plough of a Strong robust Frame in the vigorous health of Early Man Hood ignorant of books but versed in the Forest and Forest life Ever fond of tracking the Deor on foot away from men yet in his disposition humane generous and gentle was Happy in the uninterrupted succession of Sylvan pleasures he held unconscious Intercourse with Beauty old As creation Une Caim summer 8 evening As no climbed a commanding Ridge and looked out upon Tho Remote " venerable Mountain " and the nearer ample Plains and caught a glimpse in the distance of the Ohio which bounded the land of his affections with Majestic grandeur his heart exulted in the Region to had discovered. " All things were not a Breeze so much As Shook a a of. He kindled a fire near a Fountain of Sweet water and feasted on the loin of a Buck. He was no More alone than a Ben among Flowers hut communed familiarly with the whole universe of life nature was his intimate and As the roving Woods Man leaned confiding by of her bosom she responded to his intelligence. For him the rocks and the fountains the Leaf and the Blade 01 grass had life the Cooling air Laden with the Tild perfume came to Hin As a Friend the dewy morning wrapped him in its embrace the Trees stood up gloriously round about him As so Many myriads of companions. All form wore the character of desire or peril. But How could he be afraid 1 triumphing Over danger he knew no fear. The perpetual howling of the wolves by night round his cottage or his bivouac in the Brake wan his diversion and by Day he had Joy in surveying the various species of animals that surrounded him he loved the Solitude better than the towered City or the hum of business. Near the end of july 1770, his faithful brother came Back to meet him at the Camp shortly after they proceeded together to the Cumberland River giving names to the different Waters and then he returned to his wife and children fixed in his purpose at the risk of life and Fortune to bring them As soon As possible Olive in Kentucky which he esteemed a second Paradise. Extraordinary Caw of longevity. A slave of Gen. Wathington t still Liv ing 120 years old. Marvellous and in credible is it May seem there is at present living in Fayette Dounty Pennsylvania to aged negro who was a Sava of go. Washington and who cannot now be Leas than 120 years old. Has i Itoro is briefly this he was brought in a slave ship from the coast of Guintu to Tho port of Philadelphia sometime Between the years 1700 and 70, and was purchased together with nine others for farm hands on the mount Vernon estate then owned by col. Geo. Washington al ready a Man of note in the colonies from Bis services in the French and Indian Wara Hia name in Hia native country was " fun Tumah but at mount Vernon the gave him the less barbarous appellation of Simon to which he afterwards added the name of 41 Washington in Honor of his Good mat Ter. Simon continued to reside at mount Vernon until the time of the revolution when with others to waa sent out to a tract of land in Fayetta county Pennsylva Nia owned by a ten. Washington to Aast St in the erection of a Mill. After Labouring hero Lor name years a was sold to Basil Brown from whom Tea town of Brownsville is named and he old him to col. Edward Cook in whole service a remained a Long As to waa Reno Gniada As a slave. These Are the main polenta of Hia life. To proof of their authenticity to have Tho venerable old negro s own Story Wiloh he told in the same Way and without a Shadow of variation to Hia neighbor time oat of mind and Hia exceeding simple minded sea. Entirely precludes the slightest suspicion of Ita being an invention. Baa idea Bare Are Thoie who remember Hia when Gao. Wash in Laju we Kluting w inv iim1 v. Mtima been bit Sotva do wonder to All then Only grown so by hit surviving him so Loog Gen. Josoph Markle whig Candida s for governor a 1844 Hiroe Elf now 78veart of j age testifies that he has known Simon for More than 58 year. And that when be final knew him be wat apparent la an aged every on. At All acquainted with Tho Obar Aole Rutick of the negro rate especially the native african knows that they rarely exhibit Marks of age until they Are beyond 09 years. Hon. Jamea Todd of Greensboro formerly Secretary of this com Moo wealth says in an affidavit that the facts of the Case As above stated Are such at Bare been credited by All bit neg abort for the Latt Tilly year and be regards them at Indis pately True. Andrew Luin esq., a res Pec to bit Farmer of Westmoreland county now nearly ninety year of age testifies that " in the year of 1779 or 80, to went to Washington t Mill it it wot then called and that there he found a coloured Man named Simon raiding that he was a slave of Gen. Washington t and that he Bat known him Ever Sines and con vouch for the truth and accuracy of bit state ment regarding with Allt Bete proofs it would seem the Meriest infidelity to disbelieve that old Simon was in reality the slave of Washington and that Hia age cannot be Short of six score year per hat it exceeds it. Old Simon Haa of Lite Toaia Boon a Benefi Ciary of col. Joseph Snider of Westmoreland county who a kindly protected him in Hie ago and indigence. Lust year he took him to the agricultural fair at Pittsburg where he was visited by thousands. It i under stood that he will bring him also to the great fair to be held at Powelton next week he will no doubt be entitled to the Premium for the " oldest inhabitant the individual whose Power of memory is so often provoked. Id Consec 01 extreme age such As mis Wio Baro numerical statement of years convey no Clear idea of what it really u. It a Only by comparison that we can Erer approx ii Necly gain a Conception of it. The Cou Teaa Desmond who flourished in the reigns of Elizabeth and the first James and attained the ago 140 years greatly aur priced the count by declaring one Hundred years Notor Bosworth Field that Richard third was one of the Moat elegant men she had Ever danced with. So old Simon were he Only of Educa Ted intellect might create equal amazement by telling us that to was Wolf in Hia thirties when Napoleon and Wellington Scro that to urea Paat forty when the Declara Tion of Independence was written that he is older than or Jefferaon would be if living although he went to he grave a Ripe octogenarian Twenty eight years ago that he remembered Well when Philadelphia was a slave Mart and our Good old great grandsire bid lustily at to Street auctions Lor Guinea niggers and Pennsylvania Farmers though Themo Elvea poorly off without their compliment of Blacks that then King George s name we everywhere praised and it was treason to say aught a Uius Bis majesty it is by recalling those and a thousand similar associations that we can in some degree reality what it a to be a Hundred and Twenty Yeara old the age of fun Temah the Slavo of inquirer. The Enow nothings. Tho Success of this organization for it is now generally admitted that such an off animation does exist is really astonishing t sprung up suddenly and was Only known to exist in a locality to be successful. It appears to possess a Charm which at once attracts the attention and enlists the sym a Thiea of Tho people for we find men of All parties of Ull Ages and even men from every clime rallying around its Tri coloured Banner. Citizens who Hare often bitterly quarrelled in political disputes and men who have condemned each other in theolog ical strife become Brothers when brought Nandor the influence of know nothing ism and the Moat furious assaults cannot sever the tie. It seems to arouse the better feel Ings of ones nature and to urge him to drop All sectional feelings All self interest for his country. That know nothings exist in Thi Coon try cannot be denied. Their influence has been already Felt and Felt Lor the Public Good. What their principles Are or their objects we do not know and we verily be Lievow that no one save those admitted to their assemblages does. That they Are powerful the unmanly unscrupulous As saults of the party press of this pity will sufficiently testify. We and office seekers whose creeds Are As different As Day is from night uniting in an unholy crusade % inst them. We find pretended exposures of know nothing rituals know nothing creeds know nothing acts published Day after Day by men who know nothing of the organization save that it exists that they applied for admission and were refused. We have teen demagogues who for Yam have plundered the people of their Money with impunity suddenly Dop lived of strength and Power and in their death struggles polluting the atmosphere with the basest falsehoods against the mysterious organization. Certain therefore it is thit the know nothings Are already powerful in this country and that at the coming elec Tion they will purge our High places of the filth of demagogue so and drive from or country offices the corrupt men who have usurped them. The Mission of know appears to be a patriotic a Holtjr one. Providence it would seem has designed it As a Wel come deliverer to oar country from the Bon Dage of an anti Christian and Republican brother Hood of politicians. Such Are its professions and such its Workings and where is the Man who loves our glorious country with its world renowned free institutions who will not bid it god Speed. Falsehood upon falsehood Baa been heaped upon the organization Here. The most obnoxious principles have been published As theirs. Attempts have been made to excite the bigoted Zeal of a certain class against them by men who would rejoice to see our streets running with the blood of our people i that would retain them Power. The lowest Means Haire been re sorted to throw discord in their al ride and to prevent people who sympathise with them irom joining them but it has All been in vain. Like a Green Bay tree he ores fixation planted an 4ftemal truth founded in Wisdom and patriotism flourishes in the midst of the storm. If it will save the blood bought institutions of oar country from the attempts made to destroy them if it will rid the Foole of demagogue so and teach the Teoh or foreign despots that they can meet with no favor Here we aay let it flourish. God Speed the deliverance knew nothing am Promisee to the Republic. Temp Fence Organ Cincinnati. Ruik my fancy Job pitl Tuva. . I omit assets just x32 Ixer St is sir . Ort for 1 pm i if of w a g t his Tinq. A car with it Watt 0j Boucaud la t tells ski Mart kaon la Ihla Mun. Ls7bui Raa Mocta of Saha Erbar to Porc Bam a Jim pm r cd Sta wlm i a and pure Balaf us bad of 0 Naif of in la Iff qua Titka. A ii a ii Kul Row k Toto to wet at us Boala aaa u us Woal Paa act . Card Baard of ail Votava and Aal a Vajra a Luad. C Ardara for ajar kind of Job Matin mat by up a Abr Norih kor mail Pra aptly aaa Crad. Caio an Jue Alai. Orric. L 0. Cowan. Ins Indus Cork now a Staple prod deduction of new England waa very Early known to the Pilgrim planters. We lean from Morton that on the 16tli of moment her 1020, a company vent out 1n�m tie Firat ship to look for a place of habitation landed on the Plymouth coast and having marched about six mile by the Tea aide co pied Fife Indium who ran away from them and they followed them All thai Day sundry quills but Dooald not Cone to speak with them to night coming of they Betook them elves to their rendezvous and get out their Een Tinele and rested in Oviet that night a is stated in Datis s Morton near bout s Creek and the neat morning they followed the Indian s tracks but could not find them nor their dwellings but at Leng k lighted on a Good Quantity of Clear to unto near to a Pood of Freeh water in Truro whore formerly the indians had planet Indian Corn at which place Thoy Law Tun dry of their Graves and proceeding farther they found new stubble where Indian Corn had been planted the same year also Thoy found where lately a House had been where some Planka and a great Kettle was remain ing and Heape of and newly paddled will their Handa which they digged up and found in them divers fair Indian Corn in baskets some whereof was in ears fair and Good of divers colors which seemed to to bpm a very goodly sight Baring seen one before of which varieties they took some to carry to their friends on shipboard Liko As the is Realitos spies brought from Geh col some of the Good fruits of the land but finding Little thai might make for their Boncouri gement As to situation they returned being gladly received by the rest of their on a second expedition soon after com and Bwana of different colors were found. And Here is to be noted n great Anil special mercy to this people that Here they got them Corn the Neit year or outlier Wise they might Havo starved Lorth y Bud none nor any likelihood to get any until the season had Boen passed neither is it Likely that Lime had had this if the first discovery had not been made for the ground was now All Cov ered with Snow and hard fro son but the lord is never wanting unto those that Are his in the greatest need. Lot his holy name have All the Davis s mar ton 40. This bin Utill Nativo or new England peculiarly adapted to the climate of then no has become one of Tho Staple of our country Lis Bright Green leaves Aro Tho ornaments of the Field and its Golden ours the Best Richos of the Garner. The Ripples that chaos each other Over the Grain Gold of England Huv been celeb rate in song but Tew natural objects con surpass the deep verdure the Rich Luxuriance and Tho Graceful proportions of Tho Corn in those wide plantations which stretch Over Plain and Bill Sido. The indians at the present Timo have a Mode of converting the products of their Fields into Rich ornaments by braiding the Corn ears together by their hunks in Long strings and hanging them Horn the roof to the ground floor of their wigwams. The compact series or columns thus formed is inter Sperd at regular intervals with strings of red ears and a Wainscot is formed More Beautiful than the Chi Sel of Tho sculptor Ever toned on the Walls Bow Evor Are gradually reduced to Supply Tho consumption of their inmates i and Tho a ornamented bark soon peeps out beneath. Worcester legit. Iii set anti Raffers. A gifts it whiskey is manufactured from perhaps a dozen grains of mashed Corn the value of which is too Small to be estimated. A pint of this mixture Sells at retail for on shilling and if of a Good is considered by it con burners Well Worth the Money it is drank off in a Minuto or two it fires the brain Rou set the passions Sharpens the appetite deranged and Roukens the physical system it is gone and swollen eyes parched lips and an aching head Are its followers. On the same sideboard upon which this is Sor Ved lies a newspaper the now White pupa of which Cost Ebreo fourths of a cent the composition for the whole edition costing from ten to fifteen dollars per Day. It is Cov ered with half a million of types it bring intelligence from Tho four quarters of Tho Globe it has in its clearly printed columns All that is strange or new at Home it tells you the state of the Market gives account of the last elopement the execution of the last murderer and the latest Steamboat is Plo Sidn or Railroad disaster and yet for All this the newspaper costs loss than the Glass of grog the juice of a few grains of Cora. It less strange than True that there Aro a Large portion of the Community who think the Corn Juico cheap and the newspaper dear and the Printer bus hard work to collect his dimes when the liquor dealers Aro paid cheerfully. How is this ? is Tho body a tatter a Traas Ter than the head and Aro things of who moment Moro a sized than things of eternity y it the transient tickling of the stomach of More Cona Quonce than the improvement of soul and the information thatis essential to a rational being if this bad its real value would not the newspaper to Worth Many pints of whisky Forest City. 07 Tho Pic Utoqua observer a response Sletor the following a Yontl Jinun culled at a hut in the Aroc took Valley and requested ome dinner. The lady her spouse being absent refuted to Supply bit for Money or the lore of humanity. " very Well replied the hungry traveler a to turned Hia footsteps from the inhospitable abode " you will Wank nothing to cat " Why not / " inquired the woman. " Beau to answer of Tho Wear run " be Indiana Are digging a Tunnel at Moose Bead Lake and they Are going to turn All to Waters of the into tax Aron took Valley and you and All the rest of the j to pie Are to to upon this intelligence the old lady Hur ried ult to the priest to inform him that a flood waa to overflow cite Valley and ask what was to be done in the sad emergency. The priest endeavoured to quiet bar. Tears by telling her that

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