APRIL 1860 NEWS CLIPS
Daily Gazette Davenport, Scott, Iowa Tuesday, April 3, 1860 Local Matters Police Business was yesterday quite brisk. J. W. alias "Bill" BROPHY was brought before Justice JOHNS to receive sentence, having been found guilty by a jury, on Saturday, of stealing a copper kettle from Mr. RENDSON, some days ago, which he disposed of to the keeper of a junk-shop, where it was found. BROPHY was fined ten dollars and costs, and in default of payment was sent to board thirty days at the Ackley House, at the tax payers' expense. BROPHY was before C. G. BLOOD, Esq., yesterday, charged with stealing a buffalo robe, which was found in an unoccupied house adjoining BROPHY'S residence, from Mr. Thomas SCOTT, who identified the robe as the one stolen from his buggy. The robe was marked W. B., with green paint, and a key to the house where it was hidden was found in B.'s pocket. The Justice decided there was a reasonable doubt as to his stealing it, and discharged him. William was also charged with stealing a pair of stocks and dies from the ferry-boat. This case was continued a week, to get other witnesses. John GILLIGAN, the apprentice boy who was arrested on Saturday for stealing from Mr. H. GARRETT, his employer, was before Justice BLOOD, charged with stealing two pairs of men's sewed gaiters, which were found at BROPHY'S. The evidence being conclusive, he was committed to the Ackley House for ten days. As the cuisine of this apparently popular house is said to be excellent, we suppose the above mentioned "cases" will be contented to retire from public life for a short time, especially as the tax-payers pay their bills.-They should be compelled to exercise their muscles cracking stone for the streets, which would improve their appetite and save the people's pockets. Seeing Them Off.-Mr. John LUSK, who for twenty-one years has been a resident of Rock Island, during the past five years employed as pilot by the Ferry company, and Mr. D. D. SMITH, son of Mr. John SMITH of that city, started for Pike's Peak. They were accompanied to this side of the river and the city limits by the members of WAUGH'S Band, (of which Mr. SMITH was a member), and Messrs. STORM and HARTEL, of the Rifle Band. Mr. A. TAYLOR, of the Daguerrean Gallery, corner of Second and Brady streets, took an excellent picture of the Band, team and wagon, which he presented to "Davy." The Band discoursed beautiful music as they marched along. We wish the gentlemen great success at the Peak, as they are clever fellows and deserve it. Attempted Incendiarism.-Last Sunday night, some of the family of Mr. C. McGUINLY who reside in a house owned by John McCUMISKEY, on Eighth between Farnam and Le Claire streets were attracted by smoke issuing from the cellar. Upon searching, there was found in three different places evidences of an attempt to fire the house. some shucks and hay had been placed on the cellar wall, and between the joists, and fired. Owing to the damp air, they did not effect their purpose. We understand the house, which is of little value, is insured in the Missouri State Mutual Office, for four hundred dollars. Daily Gazette Davenport, Scott, Iowa Monday, April 2, 1860 Local Matters Groceries.-Mr. H. B. RICE, having purchased the stock of groceries formerly owned by T. H. McGHEE, corner of Fourth and Brady streets, and materially added to the stock, is now prepared to sell every article in his line on as accommodating terms as they can be had in the place, and to deliver goods at city residences. Coming Here.-We perceive by the Akron (O.) Beacon, that Mr. L. J. IVES, of that place, has sold his dwelling house there for the purpose of at once removing to Davenport with his family. He has a fine farm of 200 acres in this county, near the city but we presume will enter in business in town. Mr. IVES has some acquaintance here, and will with his family make an excellent addition to our population. Many more persons are coming here from Ohio this season, we learn. A Boy Thief.-Mr. H. GARRETT, shoe dealer No. 59 Brady street, has for some months past missed leather and other articles from his store. Since the arrest of BROPHY he learned that an apprentice boy in his (GARRETT'S) employ, named John GILLIGAN, aged about fifteen years, whose parents reside in Flat-Iron Square, has been selling such articles. On Saturday a search-warrant was given to constable WENTZ, who went to the residence of the boy's parents, but did not find any goods belonging to Mr. G., although he found a number of grain sacks marked "Stolen from J. M. D. BURROWS." The sacks were taken and identified. The boy GILLIGAN, and another boy, were arrested and taken to the magistrate's office, and committed to jail until this morning. The shoes found at BROPHY'S house were identified by Mr. GARRETT.-It appears his apprentice had taken and sold them to a boy, who sold them to BROPHY. From other facts which have come to our knowledge, which we are not at liberty to publish just now, it is evident that there has been a regular organized gang of thieves operating here for some time. The boy has been in Mr. G.'s employ about two years, and he thought him honest, and could scarcely believe that he had been stealing from him when first informed of it. Amputated.-Last Saturday, Dr. J. W. H. BAKER, assisted by Drs. FOUNTAIN, THOMSON and SEMPLE, amputated the left arm of Mr. P. P. SIMMONS, just below the elbow. Mr. S., about three weeks ago, had the arm and forearm badly cut by coming in contact with a circular saw, whilst working in the furniture factory of Messrs. COLLINS & WOOD. The patient, who from loss of blood and the effects of the wound is quite feeble, was placed under the influence of chloroform during the operation, and was totally unconscious. Mr. S. who is a worthy mechanic, has a family dependent upon him for support. They live near the Railroad Depot. Daily Gazette Davenport, Scott, Iowa Friday, April 13, 1860 Francis W. Crane D. W. C. Sanford CRANE & SANFORD Brokers in Provisions and Breadstuffs No. 89 Second Street, cor. of Locust St. Louis.........Missouri Hotels BURTIS HOUSE Corner of Iowa and Fifth Streets Davenport, Iowa Mrs. Lydia Ann MAGILL Having handsomely fitted up No. 24, Third street between Main and Brady, is prepared to furnish rooms to a limited number of boarders, and will also accommodate a few day boarders. New Pennsylvania House Cor. 4th and Iowa Sts., Davenport, Iowa DAVIS & Sons, Proprietors Free Omnibus to and from the cars.-Office for stages leaving for LeClaire, Princeton, Lyons, DeWitt, Maquoketa and Anamosa. Local Matters Theatrical.-Mr. Joe HARTEL, a member of STORM'S Band and the Turners' Thespian Society of this city, takes a benefit at the German Theatre to-morrow (Saturday) evening. He presents an attractive bill, embracing comedy, pantomime, gymnastics, singing and dancing, and hopes on this occasion to see all his friends and their neighbors.-M'lle AUBREY, Mr. O. B. BRACE, the Davenport and Rock Island Turners, STORM'S Band, and several ladies and gentlemen, amateurs, have volunteered for the occasion. The programme presented should draw a large audience. Fire.-Yesterday afternoon about four o'clock a small frame house situated on 8th east of Rock Island street, was destroyed by fire. The house belonged to a Mr. SMITH, who is now in St. Louis. It was occupied by a widow named DONNELLY. The neighbors succeeded in saving most of the furniture in the house. The fire started in a shed adjoining the house, and was most likely caused by sparks from the stove pipe. The high wind caused the fire to burn so rapidly that it was impossible to stop it. The fire department responded to the alarm, and had a time pulling their apparatus up the hill. Petty Stealing.-Yesterday Mr. Charles Lesslie had a whip stolen from his carriage, standing on Front street. It and another whip were found on the premises of a young lad about sixteen years of age, who was arrested and taken before C. G. BLOOD, Esq.-The boy, who was intoxicated, said he found them, one in the street and the other in Galena or Bellevue, he could not tell exactly which. He said he wished to raise some change to get "tobaccy and cigars" with.-After being detained some time he was advised to leave town, or take his chances of becoming a boarder at the "Ackley house." Petty Stealing.-Day before yesterday a girl, eight years of age, belonging to Patrick FOLEY'S family, living on the bluff on Eighth street, between Rock Island and Perry, back of Mr. McGIVEN'S house, was seen to leave the rear porch of Rev. Mr. MAGOUN'S dwelling in a suspicious manner while the family were absent, and several articles of children's clothing were at once missed by the servant. On Mr. M's return a family call was made at Mr. FOLEY 'S close by, and the girl asked to produce the missing property. Her mother took from a chest not only the article stolen that day, containing several little girls' drawers, bonnet, boys boots, &c., but one or two articles not before missed. Yesterday morning they again visited the house and recovered more things which some previous time lately must have been taken from trunks up stairs in Mr. M's residence, where they had been packed away. This girl, only eight years old, having doubtless explored the whole house some time during the absence of the family. Mr. M. saw a number of other things at Foley's which had evidently been stolen, such as dresses, fine white coverlets, &c. Those who have missed anything of the kind lately, had better enquire into this. FOLEY yesterday morning started to Missouri, with his uncle and a boy, so we understand. It is a matter of sincere regret that he did not take along his interesting family. Surgical Operation.-Some months ago Mr. George LAMB, machinist, of this city met with an accident in a machine shop in St. Louis, which made it necessary to amputate his left leg above the knee. From some cause the wound did not heal properly. The "Femur" or thigh-bone, becoming diseased, made second operation necessary, taking off about three inches of the bone, which was performed yesterday by Dr. FOUNTAIN. The patient was put under the influence of chloroform and last evening he was as comfortable as the circumstance would admit. Drs. TOMSON, ADLER, MAXWELL and BAKER were present during the operation. Private Watchmen.-Last night Mr. Henry ROHN commenced his duty as private watchman on block 61, bounded by Brady, Perry, Front and Second streets. We know Mr. ROHN as a good and responsible man and feel assured he will give satisfaction to those who employ him. He fills the station formerly held by Mr. CUNNINGHAM. Daily Gazette Davenport, Scott, Iowa Tuesday, April 17, 1860 Local Matters A Wife Whipper.-A Teutonic individual known as Dr. Herman Beyer was arrested last Saturday afternoon by Constable WENTZ, on complaint of Mrs. Wilhelmina BEYER, his better half, with whom he had enjoyed marital relations for the last thirteen years. The lady charged him with having beaten her and threatened her life. Yesterday he was brought before H. R. CLAUSSEN, Esq., who required him to give bonds to the amount of one hundred dollars, to keep the peace towards mankind in general and especially toward the said Wilhelmina BEYER. In default he was committed to the Ackley House where he will have an opportunity to meditate on the phases of conjugal happiness. The Lower Engine House That Is To Be.-We think that part of Mayor CALDWELL'S inaugural address, wherein he urges the council to support our Fire Department and thereby keep up an organization which is a credit to the city, an excellent one. Our council will have an opportunity now to carry out the suggestion of our worthy Mayor, by fixing up the lower market house in which they intend to station two of our Fire Companies, in a little more decent manner than it promises to be fitted up, judging from present appearance. The floor of the market house at present is laid with brick, which are undermined with rats. The holes are now quite numerous and will become more so when the apparatus will have been dragged in and out a few times, unless the old bricks are replaced by a new tight floor. We are not surprised if the firemen should have a harder fight with the vermin, keeping them from eating their hose, &c., than they have with the elements. Bound For The Peak.-Yesterday quite a sensation was created on the streets by the appearance of a number of well known "Rock Islanders" and their friends, accompanied by Storms' United Military and Brass Band, who discoursed excellent music on the route through town. The company consisting of Messrs. John R. REYNOLDS, Hugh CAMERON, Robert WILKINSON, Charles ANDREWS, David REDDERG, Robert McIVER. They have two wagons, and propose crossing the Missouri river at Plattsmouth. They expect to be joined at Iowa City by several other teams. We believe all the aforementioned have resided in Rock Island for the past ten years, and all are married men. We mentioned some days ago in a "local," that "grass vidders" would be plenty across the creek. Our conclusion will be more than verified, as we understand that about one hundred have already been made, and from present appearances about fifty more will be added to the list. Well, all we can do is to wish the gold hunters great success, and a safe return to their families and friends. A fellow, who gave his name as REDOUT, a stranger here, attempted to rob the money drawer at the St. Nicholas, on Saturday evening. He was discovered by the proprietor, Mr. Phil HEINE, who seized him, and opening his hand found one bill in it, which he returned to the drawer. Phil, then gave him ten minutes to leave the State, and accompanied him to the river and saw him off, in a skiff, for Iowa. It is said that he belongs in Fort Madison.-R. I. Argus We don't admire the plan of sending the "Redout" men of Illinois to Iowa, but if this scamp practices any similar game to the above here, he doubtless will soon "belong to Fort Madison" where our penitentiary is. Married On the 14th inst., at the residence of the Misses DAVIS, in Walcott, by Rev. Mr. SMITH, Dr. E. B. BILLS and Miss Celelia GILLESPIE, all of Durant, Cedar county Iowa. Daily Gazette Davenport, Scott, Iowa Wednesday, April 18, 1860 Local Matters Griswold College.-The Preparatory Department of this institution is to have a vacation till Monday, April 30th, the vacation beginning on Monday of this week. This arrangement has been adopted in consequence of serious illness in the family of Professor JUDD The two-weeks vacation thus taken at the present time will be added to the end of the term. At the re-opening of the school, Professor SHELDON will enter upon his duties in connection with Professor JUDD. Mr. A. S. ALSTON and bride have returned home. The day of their wedding and departure, last Wednesday, a host of friends collected at the bride's home, Mr. Edwin SMITH'S, to congratulate the happy couple.-We were among these friends, and are now recalled to a sense of our congratulating duty by the return of the newly united. We wish them great joy-a happy life extending even beyond the sacred limits of "three score and ten"-and every day of it one of gladness. Sudden Death.-Mrs. CARROLL, wife of Mr. W. L. CARROLL, architect of this city, died rather suddenly yesterday afternoon at the residence of Mrs. HAVENS, her aunt, northwest corner of Third and Iowa streets. She has been quite feeble with consumption for some months. Having expressed a desire to return east to her friends, Mr. CARROLL broke up house-keeping, and yesterday afternoon took his wife to the residence of Mrs. HAVENS preparatory to taking the cars for the east this morning. Runaway and Accident.-Yesterday afternoon a young horse which was being broke to harness, became unmanageable when on Second, near Ripley street, and started off and ran the wagon to which it was attached against a team belonging to a Mr. BROWN, starting them off up Second, when near the corner of Harrison street they ran into and upset the wagon of Mr. Daniel SHAFER, in which he and his son William were riding.-They were both thrown out and hurt, the boy very severely although no bones were broken. Dr. OLSHAUSEN dressed the boy's wounds. Mr. SHAFER'S wagon was considerably used up.-The man who, if we are rightly informed, was the cause of the trouble should be made to pay for all damages, and the next time he has a colt to break to a wagon he should select some other place than one of the principal streets of the city. We believe his name is Joseph VOLZ. Female Shoplifter Caught.-Yesterday the office of C. G. BLOOD, Esq., was the scene of a most amusing Irish female colloquy. Mrs. Catherine KILLION was arrested, at the instance of Eldridge & Williams, charged with stealing a number of yards of calico, remnants, &c, all worth about $1.75. She visited the store on pretence of buying a shawl, and while the clerks were busy, secreted the goods under her shawl, and left the store. But the lynx-eyed clerk, Mr. JEFFRIES, "smelt a rat," followed her, and made her give up the plunder. She said that a little girl of Patrick FOLEY'S gave them to her to keep. But there being no proof that Mary FOLEY, the mother, was present at the trial, and between her and Mrs. KILLION such a hailstorm of words ensued as turned the office into a pandemonium of female scolding. By the aid of constables, the noise subsided. Mrs. KILLION was found guilty and fined $3 damages and $3.60 costs. Of late, the store of ELDRIDGE & WILLIAMS has been visited by petty pilferers, and the loss of goods frequent. But JEFFRIES, who is supposed to have eyes in four sides of his head, has detected the criminals. Let the thieves look sharp for him. Wait till he goes to dinner before you attempt to steal in that store. The Young Men's Literary Association of Davenport finds itself a loser to the amount of just $25, as the result of the winter course of lectures which have just terminated. This will be considered an unfavorable index of the literary taste of that city when it is known that it has had Horace GREELEY, Mortimer THOMPSON, Tom MARSHALL and other notables to assist it.-Dubuque Times. Not exactly so. We consider that in this, the only course of lectures in the State participated in by gentlemen from abroad, we have come out admirably in not losing more than the above amount, the expenses of every lecture averaging nearly forty dollars. On Horace GREELEY'S and Tom MARSHALL'S lectures the Association made more than expenses. It was on the "lesser lights" we lost. The lectures were generally well attended-at least sufficiently well to prevent the result being any stigma on the literary taste of our people. Died On Tuesday of consumption, Mary A. CAROLL, wife of Willett L. CARROLL. The friends of the family are invited to attend her funeral, from the 2d Baptist Church, on Thursday morning, at 10 o'clock. Daily Gazette Davenport, Scott, Iowa Friday April 27, 1860 Local Matters Arm Broken.-Yesterday two small boys were riding horses at rather a fast pace down Front street, when near Iowa, one of the horses "shied" and threw his rider, a boy named COLLINS, aged about eleven years, whose father resides on the corner of Front and Iowa streets. The boy's right arm was badly broken near the shoulder. Theological Students.-At the anniversary exercises yesterday, of commencement week at the Chicago Theological Seminary, six essays were read, tow of which were from gentlemen who were students of the Iowa College in this city, and will be remembered by many of our citizens, viz: Edwin O. TADE and Edwin L. JAGGER. Attempted Suicide.-Last Tuesday an elderly man named CREGG, who resides on a farm near Lost Grove in this county, hung himself in his barn. He was found by his friends and cut down before life was extinct . At last accounts he had not yet recovered from the effects of the "strangulation" and it was doubtful if he would. There is no cause assigned for the act. Lost.-In passing from the store of L. H. VIELE, Davenport, to Rock Island, yesterday afternoon, a wallet containing about ten dollars in bank bills, also several notes of hand and papers valuable only to the owner. The finder will receive a reasonable reward by leaving the above at this office, or with the owner, E. MEAD, a few miles below town, on the Rockingham road. Three Horses Burned.-Last Tuesday noon the stable of Mr. John MADDEN, who lives about twelve miles from the city in Winfield township, accidentally caught fire from some burning embers of straw which Mr. Madden supposed were extinguished. The stable, in which were six horses, was destroyed, with three of the horses. The family were at dinner at the time. We believe there was no insurance. Fire in Rock Island.-Yesterday morning about half past nine o'clock, a fire broke out in the frame building on Washington, near Illinois street, Rock Island, occupied as a match factory by E. P. DEYO. Owing to the combustible material in the factory the fire rapidly spread to a large stable, occupied by Mr. D., and the carpenter shop of Mr. E. J. CROPPER, all of which were destroyed. The wood house of Mr. W. H. WHITMAN and the rear part of two frame buildings on Illinois street were somewhat damaged, and had it not been for the well directed efforts of the firemen, the consequences would have been much more disastrous. The total loss is about seventeen hundred dollars upon which there is but little insurance. The following are the losers:--J. M. PARKER, owner of the factory building and stable, $600; E. P. DEYO, machinery, stock on hand and harness, $600; two of Manney's Reapers were stored in the stable, $300; E. J. CROPPER'S, carpenter shop, $100; J. M. PARKER and Mrs. BIDDISON, frame dwellings $150, fully insured in the Peoria Co.; W. H. WITMAN $50, covered by insurance in a New Haven Co. The Davenport fire department were promptly on hand at the Ferry landing, but were compelled to wait some time for the boat, the crew having gone to assist Mr. Phillip KEEN, whose dwelling house was in some danger. When the boys did get over they made up for lost time, and were soon at work. Suicide of a Young Lady.-Night before last Miss Delich VANDUZER, aged 17 years, whose mother, a widow, resides about two miles north of LeClaire, was found hanging by the neck dead in a stable near the house. It appears that there was a singing class in the neighborhood on that evening, and her brother and sister attended it. She left the house and her mother supposed she had gone also. Upon the return of the family from the school her absence being made known to her mother, search was made and her body found as above described. Disappointed affection is said to have been the cause of her committing the act. A Cornoner's Inquest was held yesterday by Esquire HORTON of LeClaire.-Miss D. is said to have been an amiable young lady, and her unfortunate death has cast a gloom over a large circle of friends. Her funeral will take place this morning. This is the third suicide in this county we have recorded within a few days past, with two attempts, both nearly succeeding by women, and a third by a man. One suicide shot himself, and the other hung himself. One of the women tried to drown herself, and the other to end her life by the use of the rope. The man also attempted to hang himself.-This is an extraordinary condition of things. Daily Gazette Davenport, Scott, Iowa Monday, April 30, 1860 Local Matters The weather yesterday was very warm and bright, but the high wind and clouds of dust made things out of doors disagreeable. All Smoke.-Last Saturday morning one of the occupants of Sherman's building, corner of Brady and Second streets, carelessly placed a "chunk" from a stove into a bucket of rubbish which was sitting beneath a stairway. The aforesaid "chunk" having some fire on it, came near causing considerable trouble, as the bucket and contents took fire; and had they not been early discovered, a serious fire must have been the result. Off to California.-Mr. Wm. T. CRESSLER, a young lawyer of much promise, who for the past three years has been in the office of COOK & DILLON, in this city, leaves for the Pacific Coast to-day, in company with the Messrs. FISH, ALVORD &c. It is, we believe, his intention to settle in that country. We wish Mr. CRESSLER great success, and he bears with him the best wishes of a host of friends. A more amiable, upright and honest young man we have not in our midst. We regret his departure, but true; what is our loss will prove his gain. Plowing Match at Long Grove.-In company with a distinguished plow manufacturer-distinguished alike for the superiority of his plows and for his won qualities as a "first rate fellow"-and with one of our Democrat contemporaries, we attended a plowing match at the Long Grove settlement last Friday, on the beautiful farm of Mr. John ROBERTSON.-The day was delightful, the roads in capital condition, and all nature seemed smiling.-For twelve or thirteen miles, the distance to Long Grove, we passed through as rich and beautiful a country perhaps as can be found in the whole West, and nearly every acre of it fenced in or under cultivation. The wheat was spring up fresh, green and even, the fields being plowed for corn, and the fruit trees out in blossom. Everything seemed to wear an air not only of beauty and freshness, but of health and prosperity. Cooped up in an editorial cage as we have been for so many months, probably we were better prepared to enjoy a trot in the country, mid rural scenes and under the freshning glow of spring sunshine. Arrived at Mr. ROBINSON'S farm we received a cordial welcome from his in person, and from many other friends who were assembled to witness the Plowing Match. Mr. R. has one of the best located and finest farms in the county. A view of miles extends in every direction from his house as a centre, comprising homesteads, groves and cultivated fields. Long Grove is principally a Scotch settlement, and its people are distinguished for industry, careful husbandry, and indeed for all the best characteristics of the best farmers and citizens. Annually for several years past, we believe, they have had these plowing matches-an innocent emulation tending to produce better farming, a higher degree of skill, and to arouse the ambition of the younger men. The number present on this occasion showed the interest felt in this peaceful contest. The neighborhood was well represented, the crowd increasing as the match progressed, and as dinner time approached-for they all knew Mrs. ROBERTSON would have great dinner, and they were not disappointed! There were two classes of competitors, a "Senior class," for men, and a "Junior Class" for boys under seventeen years of age. The first were to plow about three quarters of an acre each, and the latter about half this quantity. There were twelve entrees in the first class, and seven in the second, as follows: Wm. GRIEVE, Jas. STEEL, Wm. JOHNSON, Wm. STEEL, Peter DUNCAN, Elisha HUMMELL, S. J. ROBERTS, Adoph HOLLAND, Jos. NICHOLS, Hugh McNAUGHT Mark THOMPSON, Garvin BARRIE. The members of the Junior Class were: Jas. GRIEVE, Alex. WILLIAMSON, Dan'l LITTLE, Thos. GLENN, John QUINN, Wm. NEIL, Wm. ROBERTSON. The Judges were experienced farmers selected from outside the township-Messrs. Wm. RIGG, John LAMBERT, and Chas. MURRAY. They remained away from the field till the plowing was over, so as to be utterly unbiased in their decision. At about 9 ½ o'clock the Senior Class commenced, each plowman having a substantial two horse team well accustomed to the work. The juveniles soon followed, and then for perhaps a couple of hours there were nineteen plows at work in one field! The men worked without noise, and it was the quietest scene of busy life we ever witnessed. After enjoying ourselves finely in viewing this spectacle and in the companionship of our farmer friends, and having partaken of a substantial lunch at Mr. R.'s we returned home. Through the attention of Mr. HARDIE, we have received the following note giving the decision of the Judges: Long Grove, Friday evening, April 27. Messrs. Editors:--The Judges, after the most careful inspection, so much of the plowing being nearly equal, awarded the prizes as follows: Senior Class. 1st Prize-Adoph HOLLAND. 2d Prize-William GRIEVE. 3d Prize---John QUINN. Junior Class. 1st Prize-William ROBERTSON. 2d Prize-William NEIL. 3d Prize---John QUINN. When the plowing was over and during the time the Judges were examining the results, the plowmen with over one hundred spectators, were most generously treated to dinner, which was served in the most hospitable manner by Mrs. ROBERTSON. Respectfully yours, David HARDIE, Sec'y. The boys who competed in this match did admirably. There were several little shavers whose heads were not far above the plow handles, yet they plowed furrows straight as an arrow, and did their work almost as well as the Seniors. We never saw better plowing anywhere than that done by these lads, who went heartily into the spirit of the thing.-How the Judges could decide when all was so good, we cannot tell, but they did it, and we presume their decisions were satisfactory. Such pleasant as these should be got-up in every county in the State. Most certainly we were glad to have been at this match, so creditable to all engaged.