The Weekly Independent. (Belton, Tex.), Vol. 2, No. 34, Ed. 1 Saturday, December 19, 1857 Page: 1 of 4
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INDEPENDENT 1*1 ALL T MI N Q 8t NEUTRAL IN NOTHING,
iw; inn fir^vfy1
ANDREW MARSCHALK Sr., EDITOR.
FRANCIS MARSCHALK JR., PUBLISHER.
Belton, Bell Cennty, Texas, Saturday, December 19, 1857.
THE WEEKLY IXDBPEXDBXT.
(6 PUBLISHED EVERT SATURDAY
A. MARSCHALK fc SON.
Nations are characterised not more
It length the hunter, having re-
solved to dfelay no longer, cocked
his rifce—the'tick' reached the acute
| ear of his opponent, who instantly, hy their people than by their other
sprung behind a tree; the hunter d inferior productions. Here are
. J M. example, they «ere now! f>>° ">«' °°>M° '«Poeto ,
thre'dollars within six months, and tour fairly opposed each covered by a offered by several countries: China
tw , from behi«d which he endear! has tea, porcelainandlongiailedman.
rate of one dollar per square for thr firs*, ored to get a shot at his adversary darins; Germany, clocks tran&cen-
-eieh^line^^or'lcss) "onrtlmto fc^qiSw! without exposing his own person.—, dental philosophy; Russia, emperors,
A liberal discount will be made to those And now a series of strntacem en- hemp and the knout; France, cooks,
who advertise by the year. ""W" . • 7 .7 r 1 M„1 ' LAKna.
All communications, except sucli as tend sued, each seeking to draw the fire capons, compliments and crinoline;
to h<- advancement of the personal inter- 0f the other until the stranger, be-'. Austria, carpets, diplomacy and two
ests of the writer, will be inserted gratis. , „ i. ,ujj i * • n j «.w .1
• • or advertisement of an tommg wéury of suspense called headed eagles. Prusia, Fredrick the
abusive character vill •«> inserted into our
columns on anv tkrms. '
N. B.—All advertisement not marked
with the length of time desired for publica
tion, will lie inserted till forbid,and charged
out.' 'Why don't you shoot, you in-' Great, school masters and tall gren-
farnal cowardly varment.' 'Shoot,' adiers; Switzerland, watches, wood-
yourself, you bloody red-skin,' re-' en toys and Calvinism; Itally, popes,
torted the other. 'No more a red-1 poisons, paintings, music grinders
and°dU^atchXeCUtedt0°rderWitlineatne8S Bl"n than yourself.' 'Are you a white and revolutionary manifestoes;
D*AII kinds of producetaken in exchange, man?' 'To-be sure lam; arc you?' Spain, chivalry, court etiquette, Cor-
ÍtrihÍ8bOffi?et.Íbn'aClVUrtÍ8ÍUff *Ud ÍOb W°rk <Ye8' U0 mi*t£flie in me." Whoje-
; upon each being undeceived, *lhey
The Romance of Western
tez, Columbus and Cervantes; Eng-
land has produced statesmen, poets,
i threw down their guns, rushed to- orators, generals, roast beef, the
1 gether with open arms, and took a j' Times' newspaper, poor laws, taxa-
¡ hearty hug. Ti;e hunter now learn-: tion, frogs, aplecn, grumblers, colo-
j ed that the stranger had been sefc- j nies, cockneys and 'Punch;1 America
| tied, with his family, about ten has produced Washington, a noble
Where is the West? Like the un- mj]e8 flotn him, for severa}, months: republic, the electric telegraph, an-
definablc horizon, it is continually pasf( aU(] that they hadoften roam- ajtheticcither, General Jackson and
retreating. ™T "* 1 x !x 1
We thought it was but ^ QVer thc fiame hunt,ng. gl,oundS(
a short way off, and now it ia ^0ach supposing himself thc sole in-
yondthe Mississippi, and far away; hMtant of that ,|jn Qn thfe'
on the shores of the Pacific. The jfoUowlng day> the ,mnter saddlfid
islands of the Ocean, and then the; h¡(J hor8e> ftnd taki his good
Old World, East will be our West!: ^feV-hind lmn carried her ddVvn
To those of our readers who are . , „ , « . ,
to make a call upon her nejv neigh-
new to this region, wo would say,
that thc Ohio and Kentucky were
bor, who doubtless received, the vis-
. , . ^ , it with far more sincere joy, than
only a short generation «nee, the u8ually attends sue . ceremonies."
West; then Indiana and Illinois
were the Far West.
Let us quote a paragraph or two
from tlu! Romance of History, that
we may catch a sidelong glance at
the old Pioneer. Judge Hall relates
a story of (as he understood it,)'
Muldrow, who gave name toMul-i
drow, still in Kentucky. This man,!
who was one of the earliest pion-
eers, had a cabin in one of the lug
gcd acclivities of the hill, or moun
Such was the solitary and dauger-
ous life of thc Pioneers. We will
add one incident, related of a wo-
man; and as the same thing in sub-
j stance was told us by men, cotem-
| poraneous with this heroic woman,
we believe it to be true:
for the tamm.
To make Syrup from Chínete
We make the following extract
from the Cotton Planter, (Ala.) a
valuable and reliable agricultural
Having filled the boiler with juice
(150 gallons)and applying a moder-
ate fire, as soon as a gentle boiling
commenced and the first general
skimming had been done, I took 2
lbs of the super carbonate of soda,
to the kettle and mixirg one tea-
spoonful in a half-pint of water,
poured in the boiling juice. The
The Constitution Oregon.
The Constitution likely, according
to the last accounts, to bo adopted
by the Oregon Convention, contains
somo very remarkable provisions
It docs away with grand juries as
unnecessary—the preliminary ex-
amination before a magistrate pre
vions to committal being deemed
sufficient. It provided that there
shall be no Lieutenant Governor—
that the Secretary of the State shall
exercise tho functions of Governor
pro. ten. in case of the death of that
functionary—and that the Governor
shall also be Treasurer of the state.
Tho number of members of the
alkali (soda) rapidly combining 8tato Seuat0 is Hmited tQ fifteen;
with the phosphoric and sulphuric
acid abounding in the green vegetable
extract, the compounds foamed high
over the surface of the juico, but
soon subsiding into a dark greenish
scum, floated on the surface. In a
few minutes this scum becomes of a
thick consistency, and can be remo-
ved by perforated ladles, or skim-
mers without losing any of the juice.
This is the secret of getting a large
yield of Syrup, the neutralizing and
several thousand 'live Yankees'—
who produce every thing that is, .
worth producing, and something pUSngl^0^ lülíiS
Case of Transfusión.—The
cate and interesting operation of
transferring blood from one person
to another has again been success-
fully performed by Mr. J. Wheat-
croft, surgeon of Cannock, assisted
by Mr. J. Blackford and Mr. Shmuel
Wheatcroft. The patient was Mrs.
Benton, of Cannock. When apparen- j kept up, and the juice
This process of pouring into the
kettle of juice a half pint of water
deli- with one teaspoonful of soda—or
one pint a teaspoonful of Soda in
Solution, must be repeated every 6
or 8 minutes and the scum thrown
off, for 1 to hours if necessary;
at least until the 2 lbs. of soda have
been used up. During this skim-
ming process, a gentle fire must be
must not be
and that of the Assembly to thirty
with binneal sessions. The ballot
is abolished at elections, and viva,
voce nothing substituted.
Judges aro declared ineligible for
any office not judicial, during the
period for which they are elected,
and for one year after—muuineipal-
ties are absolutely prohibited from,
contracting debts—and bank char-
ters of every description are forbid-
den. With regard to the question
of slavery, it is believed two clauses
one legalizing and the other prohibi-
ting, will bo appended to the draft
of the Constitution, to be adopted
or rejected by a subsequent vote of
tly expiring from loss of blood, about j allowed to come to a general boil-
two pounds of blood were transfused ¡ ing over the entire surface, but only
from the veins of her husband into
her veins, with the happiest result.
The females, too, had 'their exits In' a few minutes after, the current
and their entrances,' in this bloody
drama; and exercised their courage,
as well as their inventive powers,
! in the practice of strategy. A par-
tain named from him. He had been " """-s.i
,, . , , ty of Indians approached a solitarv
there a year or I wo, and was seai ch- , , . . , . . ~
, , . ,. log honse, with the intention of mur-
ing for game when he saw a small . . .
. . . .. . i , dering its inmates. V\ ith their usu-
dog running in his track, and sup- , „ , .
, t ,. T c al caution, one of their number was
posed an Indian was near. In a few , „ ' .
minutos the owner of the dog came ®?nt for^ard to reconnoiter, wl.o,
stepping cautiously along, and glan-, Persons within
cing jealously around, and making to l)e a w,,niiln- two or three children
signals to his dog. The owner of I and a ue¿ro ,nan- rushed in b3' him"
him halted in front of the hunter, so'^ and se'Kcd t'ie negro. The wo-
and full exposed to view. He was .man Ci'"Sht UP ™ "e, and w^h a
a tall, athletic man, complctely, ^ngje blow laid the savage warrior
armed wM. rifle, tomahawk aud | dead at her feet, while the children
knife, but whether a white man or ¡closed thc door'and with vead>' 8a'
of blood began to flow, and the ebb-
ing of life was checked, the circula-
tion being re-established, and deliver-
ance from appai ently certain and
approaching dissolution secured.
The operation was performed on the
28th ult. Wheatcrolt suggests thc
at two sides, at farthest. Two to
three pounds of soda are sufficient
for 150 gallons of the juice, accor-
dingly as it is fully ripe or not.—
Bear in mind, this adding of soda
and water and skimming must be
continued until all the green color-
ing vegetable extract is thrown out
of the kettle, in tho form of scum,
which will be indicated by the juice
; now becoming of a light transpar-
trial of this operation in the last
stage of low typhus and the collapse ¡ ent amber color.
of Asiatic cholera, when all other j As soon as this is perceived tj
means have failed.—Wvlaer/iamton the case, boil down to tho
Another New Territory to be
0r<unize!>.—We learn that Senator
Gwin, of California, will, at an early
day of the approaching session, in-
Indian, could not be determined, ei-' &ac'ty employed themselves in fas- troduce bills into Congress, which he
ther by complexion or dress. itcmn" lt The rcst of tl,c IlK,iiins is nnw Preparing, for the organiza-
,lTT . .. . . . , , ; came up, and attempted to force an ¡ tion of the Territory of Arizona and
''H«wore.hoot.og.)nrto..dlog.eiltra]lcf.but ^ ^ ^ tho ¡ tho Totritory of Sier. M.dro, Hi.
is, o '^93eí L_cl " a" a children kept tho door closed; and !ohjoot (we .ce it stated) is til
♦ Vrnm tirlnnh tlm i«im wntX OTltirn I \T . • . ... _ I '
point and strike off into cooleri
By this process 160 gallons of good
ripe juice will make 40 gallons of
good Syrup—this is 1 gallon of Sy-
rup to 4 of juice.
A Meteor.—A substance supposed
to be that of a Meteor has been
found on River Head Beach, near
Marblehead, Mass. An exchange
The substanco when found was
'in one solid mass, and cover a space
of eight or ten feet in.diainetcr. It
was probably in a fluid state when
it struck the earth. The substauce
is of a dark color and resembles
scoria,, or molten iron after cooling.
The surface is perfectly smooth, and
is covered with ghtbules of different
size, which had apparently forced up
ward by tho pressuro of tho vapor
below. Tho under surface of the
mass is porous. On being broken
it emits a strong surphurous smell.
It is in no way afiucted by the mag-
iet. The whole mass weighs from
six to eight hundred pounds.
hat from which the rim was entirely th(, julrepcd ef. i ^ m>n ^ ^
torn away, and the crown elongated fcctivc WGap011i pfoitgd „p A gun; the eastern hoondry of California to
into the shape of a sugar oaf. The . i)arrei, which had neither stock nor the crest of the mountains. Mr.
acc, icet an ¡an s, w nc i w ere ex ]0C]C) and pointcid toward the sava-! Gwin is also urging upon the admin-
posed, were of the tawny hue of! ffe8 h ^ aperture8 between
the savage, but whether the color thfl ]ogii Tho IndiailS) deceived by
was natural or the effect of expo.' th(J appearance 0f a gun, and daun-
sure, could not be ascertained even ted by thedeath of their companion,
by the keen eye of the hunter, and | ret¡re^
the features were disguised by dirt
and gun-powber, that their expres.
sion afforded no clue, by which the
question could be decided, whether
the individual was a friend or foe.—
There was but a moment for delib-
eration, and after a hasty scrutiny,
thc pioneer, inclining to the opinion
that the stranger was an Indian,
cautiously drew up his rifle,
SOMETHING FOR WKITERS.
This was an heroic woman, and
of such, and in just such a period,
were the ancient Spartans.
The Healthiest Country ín Crea-
istration thc propriety of making the
Colorado of the West the base of op-
erations against the Mormons, in-
stead of Port Leavenworth. The
Mormons must, when they leave
Salt Lake Valley, which they are
certain to do in the spring, go south
towards Mexico, perhaps to seize up-
on Sonora, and then make terms
with Comonfort, by offering his gov-
ernment protection against the
now in Boston, has sold
tion.—De Bow's mortality statistics
show that"the people of the United
States are the healthiest on thc
globe. The deaths are three hun-
and i dred and twenty thousand per year,
took a deliberate aim; bnt the bare'or one and one-third per cent of the
possibility that he might be point- population. In England the ratio is
ing hi weapon at the bosom of a over two per cent., and in Franco ¡
countryman, induced him to pause.' i« nearly three per cent. Virginia
. • u • j u- „„,i and North Carolina are the healthi-
Again he raised his gun, and again ^ of ^ an(J have 8¡x ,mn_,
hesitated; while his opponent with ¿red and thirty-eight inhabitants over' . , , . . .
his rifle -half raised toward, his face, one hundred yea™ of ago. £.hT Scotia, has been loaded at the
tad his Anger on the trigger, look- „ • r-— I Wa.hf..gtonnavy yard bj'Mr. Thorn-
i . i p, j Crowley, charged with the mur- ton, of Virginia, with ship timber
,ng eagerly aronnd. Bothstoodmo- of g Carol;, will anil in a few
tionless and silent; one searching C0linty. Va., lias been tried convict- j ' . . .
for the object of his pursuit, the oth- ed, and seuteuccd to bo hung on thc duya fur that Port TU,S 18 tlie °Pen'
er in readiness to fire. 16th of November next. I ing of a new trade.
To Prevent Wheat from Spoiling
in Bins.—Attilius Burlingame, o^
Courtland County, N.Y., who writes
us that he is 11 years old, and of
to protect ¡ course has had some experience, says,
that if farmers will put one dry brick
to every five bushels of grain put up
in bins, or into the centre of a barrel
of wheat, flour or meal, it will not
grow mouldy or sour. We have
never tried bricks for this purpose,
but have used and often recommen-
ded others to use a stone of a few
pounds in weight in the center of
a barrel of corn meal, with the as-
surance of its being beneficial, and
we have no doubt the use of a clean
dry brick would be more so, as it is
better calculated to absorb moisture
1. Be brief. This is the
egraphs and stenography.
2. Bo pointed. Don't write all
around a subject without hitting it.
The Little Collin.
We cannot imagino, u;i tho Richmond
Enquirer, anything moro exquUita of tho
kind than th!a poem, by Mr . H. L. Bast-
with. It ia one of thoao poems that ono
cannot ate to road through i—
'Twaa a tiny rotawood thing,
Ebon bound and glittering
With ita atara of ailvar white.
Silver tablet, b.ank and bright.
Downy pillowed, natln Hueá,
That I, loitering chanccd to find
'Mid tho du.-t nnd scent and gloom
Of the undertaker'* room,
Waiting, empty—ah! for whom!
Ahí what lovo'Watche t eradle bed
Kee; a to-night tho neatling head,
Or on whit «oft pillowing breast
Ia the cherub fornj at rest,
That ere long, with darkened eye,
Sleeping to no lullaby,
Whltely robe .and still and cold,
Palo flowers slipping trom i s held.
Shall this dainty couch enfold?
Ahl what bitter tears shall stain
All this satin sheet like rain.
And what towering hop 3a bo hid
'Neath this ti«iy coffin lid.
Safely large enougn to bear
Littte worls that must be there,
Llttlo Words, cut deep and true,
Blee Jing mother's hearts anow—
Sweet pet uamo, and' Aobd two!"
Oh! can sorrow's hovering plume.
Round ou&pathway cast a gloom,
Obill and darksome as the shade
By an infant's coffin made! ^
Prom o -r arms an ^ngel flies,
And our startled, datiled eyes,
Weeping round its vaoant place,
Cannot rise its path to trace,
Catino: see tie angel face!
Make a beginning.—Remembor In
all things that if you do not begin
you will never come to an end. The
first weed pullod tip in the garden,
the first seed set in tho ground, tho
first shilling put in thc savings bank,
And the first mile travoled in a jour-
ney, are all important things—they
make a beginning, and thoreby a
hope, a promise, a pledge an as u-
ranee that you are in earnest with
what you havo undertaken. How
many a poor idle, erring, hesitating
outcast is now creeping and crawl-
ing his way through the world, who
might have held up his head and
prospered, if, instead of putting off
hia resolutions of amendment and
industry, he had only made a begin-
The Bible in Sweden, Norway and Fin.
land.—In tlieso countries, recently,
240,600 copies of the New Testament
havo been circulated, being a copy
for every family, and 40,000 for tho
3. Stato facts but don't stop tot ■oHtary and homeless
|,i 1;. nous statue of Eve to an Amer-
ican gentleman, for $5000. It will
be brought from Bome in the
Ship Timbeu ron Liverpool.—The
There is exhibiting at Mobile a
living negro child, with two heads,
four arms and four legs. It is six
years old, very intelligent, «peaks
with both mouths, tings well, walt-
zes and keeps timo. This much
the bill says, but the beholder cannot
dismiss from his mind that he has
before him two children, though
strictly speaking there is but one.
The connection is with thc spine,
and the best physiologists of Europe
and this country have pronounced
it one individual child.
moralize. Its drowsy business. Lot
tho reader do his own dreaming.
4. Eschew preface. Plunge at
once into your subjcct, like a swim-
mer in cold water.
5. If you have written a sentence
that you think particularly fine, draw
your pon through it. A pet chilt
is always the worst in the family,
fl. Condense. Make sure tlia^ou
really huve un idea, and then record
it in the shortest possible terms.—
We want thoughts in their quintes-
7. When your article is complete,
strike out nino-tcnths of tiio adjec-
tives. The English is a strong lan-
guage, but it won't t^ear too much
8. Avoid all highAo^n language.
The plainest Anglo Saxon words are
the best. Never use stilts when
legs will do as well.
9. Make your sentences short.—
Every period is a mile s
which the reader may bait am
Albert Smith, a Tonawand,
d an, ran 10 mil'js in 05 m
and 28 scconds, at Cleveland,
on Thursday last
—(Stranger to a fat Dutchman,
with two feet and a half of pipe in
'Whose house is this?'
'What is your nameF
'Min%Cot hell, vat ish de row?'
'Have you a wife?'
'Nix for straw.'
•Where were you born?'
'Mit tho cattle train.'
'Got any children?'
Taw—five mit krount in the
'How do you mako a living?'
'Steal like a tuiflo—everybody
'When did you leave Germany?'
•Yaw—twico beside te tog.'
'Have you relatives near here?'
'Ye tam snakes are plenty.'
" 'Can yott tell mo where Peter Sni-
'Beder Snider, yaw—turn dor
meetin' house round, cross te river
upBtreamby tho mill pond, and take
dor right hand saw mill by te left
clime a bill and come down again
mit te prior lot pcliiud your pack and
' to man vat ciidus te mill mit ^no
plind «yo, will tell you so patter I
a.tem site.' •• ,j t:f*
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