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The Danbury Reporter.
DANBURY, N. C., THURSDAY; MARCH 21, 1872.
The tnule stood on the steamboat deck,
The land he would not tread ;
They put the halter round his neck,
And craved him o'er the head.
But obrtihate and braced he stood,
As born the scion to rule,
A creature of the hold-back brood,
A stubborn, steadfast mule.
1 They cursed and swore—he would not go
£ Until he felt inclined,
And though they thundered blow on blow,
K He altered not his mind.
) The deck-hand to the shoro complained
f "The varmint's bound to stay I"
> Ami still upon the critter's hide
masted from Ui^shoret*plied,
"Tho boat's about to sail,
As other means in vain you've tried,
j Suppose you twist his tail,
It's likely that will make him land."
The deck hand, brave though pale,
The nearer drew, with outstretched hand
To make the twist avail.
There came a kick of thunder sound,
The deck-hand—where was he
Ask of the waves that far around
Beheld him in the sea !
A moment not a voice was heard,
But winked the mule his eye,
As though to ask to him occurred—
"Now, how was that for high 1"
"Just cut his throat," the captain roared,
"And end the cussed brute!"
But the noblest soul that perished there
Was he who tried to do't.
From the American Farmer't Advocate.
t Pursuant to the adjournment at Selma, De
cember 7 th, 1871, tho Agricultural Congress
will convene its third session at St. Louis, Mis
-1 souri, on Monday, May 27th, 1872.
Important interests to bo considered there do
( mand the ftillest possible attendance. Tho ob
ject of these meetings is to hold consultation
upon agriculture and kindred interests, ignoring
all partisan politics; to represent, in a general
i head, tho local associations, and to co-operate
with thom in promoting tho general wolfaro.
The prostrato condition of agriculture in tho
otru-tlicj.il I£ttrt=c, tJu|id»lnHy , .. * ], |
that some system for its relief and advancement
shall be adopted. One of tho greatest neoda of
the South at tho present timo is a largo incroaso
j of an industrious white population. This cannot
, be obtained except by thoroughly organizod effort
The question of immigration will no doubt as
sume a prominent part in the deliberations of the
Agriculture being the foundation-stone of our
L prosperity as a people, the farmers of the county
■ should have proper representation in tho councils
j of the State and Nation, and it is within tho pro
vince of this Congress to assist in securing such
We trust that every Agricultural Society
throughout the land, and most especially those
of tho Southern and Western States, should bo
represented at this meeting by a full delegation
—(the basis of representation being ono delegate
to each fifty members, or fractional part thereof,
from any Society, State, County or Township
Favorable arrangements for transportation
over the various railroads will probably be se
cured, and will be duly announced.
R. J. SrtritK, Pros't Ag'l Congress.
Lexington, Ky., Jan. Ist, 1872.
RUINED. —A bankrupt merchant returning
, home one night, said to his noble wife, "My
dear, I am ruined; —every thing wo have is in
After a few moments of silenco, tho wifo look
ed calmly into his faco and said:
"Will the sheriff sell you ?" "Oh, no."
"Will the sheriff sell me ?" "Oh, no."
1 "Will tho sheriff sell all the children ?" "Oh,
no." "Then do not say we have lost ovory thing.
All that is most valuable remains to us—man
hood, womanhood, and childhood.—We have
lost but the resulis of our skill and industry.
We can make anothor fortune, if our hoarts and
hands are left us."
The quickest way for a man to forget all com
mon misery is to woar tight boots.
A miser's first rule in arithmetic is addition,
but his heirs gonerally begin with division.
Although a man's affections may tjt always
be strong, they are sure somohow, to be Miss
A lady advertises herself as a teacher for "per
sons of nowly-acquirod woalth and deficient edu
It matters not what a man loses if ho saves his '
soul; but if ho loses his soul, it matters not what J
Demoted to the Development of the Social and Material luturcsts of this Section.
ON THE USE OF BONE-EARTII.
Boi.es in thoir natural state, uncalcinod or un-
among the most thoroughly concen
trated animal manures. Tho following is tho
analysis of bones, the per ccntago is 100 lbs.:—
Animal mattor galatine) 33.80 lbs.; soda with
oomra?»eplt 1.20; carbonate of lime 11.30 and
phosphate of limo 51.0-1. Chemists estimate that
phosphate of limo consists in 100 parts—of phos
phoric acid 41.90. lbs.; limo 35.12 and water 22.
08 lbj.*—so that 100 lbs. of bones would contain
nearly 21 1.2 lbs. of sulphuric acid, a substance
whick l&.ids that havo boon long in culturo, un
lose Tfofc manures as contain this substanco have
by ii - y-Tio to time supplied, are sure to need;
and !\edc(rTt!s fliat wo havo upon virions occa
sions rccommendod bono dust as a manure, suit
ing tho quaiititios wo havo recommended to what
we supposed to be tho condition and requirements
of tho lands, and tho objects to bo secured, which
wore to furnish to tho soil tho two great princi
ples of nitrogen and phosphoric acid.
Dan-a, who ranks as high as any chemist of Ids
day, says that
"Bones consist of variable proportions of car
tilage, bone-earth and carbonato of limo. Tho
bono-earth may bo estimated at ono half the
weight. It is a. peculiar phosphate of lime, contain
ing 8 parts of phosphate of limo and 3 of phos
phoric acid. A groat part of the valuo of bono
as manure deponds on its cartilago. Tho auirnal
part of bones being ouo-third of their weight, tho
I ammonia is equal to 8 or 10 times that of cow
| dung, while if wo regard tho salts only, 100 lbs.
■ of bono dust contain nearly GO times as much as
i an oqual weight of cow dung. Such statements,
■ while they express tho chemical facts, are almost,
if not quite, supported by tho tostimony of thoso
who have, in practical agriculture, applied those
concentrated animal manures. It is a common
opinion that bonos from tho soap boiler havo lost
a largo portion of their animal matter. It is
erroneous. Boiling, excopt under high pressure,
extracts very littlo of tho golatino, and not all tho
fat and marrow. Heads and shouldorblades and
1 tho pialler bonoa still contain, aftor boiling,
phate of limo of such bonos is dissolved out by
acid, tho animal portion remains with till tho
i form and bulk of tho bone. Bonos which arc
; offered in tho markot are quite as rich in tho
; oloments above stated as aro unboiled bones.
• The phosphate of limo is rendered quito soluble
> by its combination with golatino and albumen.
The class of mixod manures containing nitrogen
has thus boen considered. Tho principlo of thoir
action and tho formation of their valuo pointed
Wo thus soo, that in tho bono-earth "is a po
i culiar phosphate of limo," and therefore, in con
nection with tho animal matter therein, produces
those valuablo constituents which, as abovo re- j
1 marked, "lands that havo been long in culture
1 are euro to nood,"
It will thus bo found that whilst in wood ash
> es there is a largo porcontago of potash (22.11),
but a small amount of phosphoric acid (5.G0) is
' found, and in bono dust tho percentage of potash
is scarcely tracoablo, but tho phosphoric acid
1 contained in tho phosphate of limo 51.0-1) is very
largo. Wo make thoso allusions to tho most
important of tho manures of commerce for the
purpose of inducing a greater husbanding of |
both bones and ashes, as thoso contain tho all
• imporant requisites for lands long in cultivation
' —and a mixture of which will bo found of value
to the advancement of almost ovory crop grown.
Wo ftavo already attended to tho dillicultyoosf s
obtaming wood ashes in their puro state —but
thoso who may be in roach of limo kilns can ob
tain at a moderate price tho limo ashes from tho
kilns, which will bo found a valuablo substitute
for the common wood ashes; there is more or
less of wood used in tho burning, and tho lime
containod in thom also supplies that mineral to
tho Boil at tho same time. On tho farm owned
by us about four miles from the Texas kilns,
some four or five yoars ago, there wore applied
on a field of fifteon acres a thousand bushols of
thoso limo ashos, at tho prico of six cents per ;
bushel at tho kilns, tho oxcellont ofloct of which 1
have boon witnessed to this day—and this was j
manifested by tho comparison made between tho I,
main body of tho field" and a small corner to : 1
which nono were applied, the supply having boen ! ]
exhausted before going over tho whole. Whoth- ;
er to tho virtues of tho lime or thoso of tho ashes 1
we are to attribute tho main benefits of the ap- : '
plication, we aro not ablo to determine—but tho
I kilns from which tho lime ashes wore obtained 1 ]
wo beliovo used wood in tho burning.
[From tile Brooklyn Eagle, Fob. 7th.]
A Great Advertising House.
On Printing House Square, at the junction of Park Row,
Nassau anil Spruce streets, facing the recently raised
•'Franklili" Statute, and "vis-a-vis" to the Post-office in
process of erection, stands a large five-story stone build
ing, occupied on th- ground floor by the New York 'l'imes.
In the first story is the establishment of Uko. P. Rowkll
tfc Co., advertising agents, a visit to which will repay the
curious. Our country has developod many remarkable
phenomena. Scarcely one hundred years old, we have
made such rapid progress in arts, sciences, manufacture*
and agriculture, that we can contend for equality with
most of tho older nattonf, and point with pride to many
branches in wliich we ©eel all others. In no one de
partment has such tnarktd superiority been displayed as
in our management of newspaper advertising. There
are within a fraction of seven thousand newspapers pub
lished in the United States and Canada, printed in many
languages, to accommodate our cosmopolitan imputation.
To reach all these, if it be desirable to do so, is an im
ptt'rr.jp wool, iinagii e ier, possessed of some
111 II4!idesire* tA bring tolho.
notico of Hiese - 0,0w™)"; people, sitting down arid direet
ing 7,01) letters to them, the postage alone on which Would
'«• ?2!0, merely to learn their various rates of charges.
Then the printing (or writing would be worse) of 7,000
slips containing his advertisement/ then the examination
of 7,000 papers to ascertain whether the article has beer,
inserted; then the payment (if credit should be granted
by the publishers) of the bills, necessitating $2lO inoro
for postage stamps, and §llO more for check stamps; then
in the event of carelessness on the part of the proprietors
of the various papers, the necessary correspondence to
straighten up matters ; then the time lost in correspond
ence, and some idea may be formed of the benefits con
forred upon our merchants by the reliable advertising
agent. There was a time, and not many years ago, when
advertising was regarded as an innovation upon sound
merchantile principles. The argument used was, "That
the father did business without advertising, anil why
should not the son ? That he meant to treat every cus
tomer just right, and so build up a sound business ; that
it ho got but oiio new customer each day, he meant to
keep Inm, and his friends would be drawn into dealing
with bis store, because the customers were honestly dealt
by." It is true that the basis of all remunerative business
must be "honesty." In the long run, "honesty" is the
only paying principle. But why should not the merchant
treat two customers as well as he treats on el If, then,
there be any plan by which two customers can be induced
to deal with a merchant in place of one, that plan is worth
more than the former one, by as much profit as is realized
by two over one. Beside, the influence of the two is great
er than that ol one customer. We assert that advertis
ing judiciously is the better plan. Many instances can be
pointed out of direct and immediate benefits resulting
from newspaper publicity. There are many items to lie
considered in advertising. The most important is, has the
dealer any article for sale which he could not reasonably
expect would be needed beyond his immediate neighbor
hood? If so, he should select the newspaper which cir
culates where he expects or hopes to find customers. Has
the manufacturer an article for wMcli he desires and may
reasonably expect a national sale, it is his interest to give
it as wide a notoriety as his means will warrant. The mo
ment lie steps.beyond his immediato neighborhood, he
I li. comes lout fn cwieoturcs as to the best means of reach
lllgTTTtr ptttmc; «.•*»—>w>n*« ■*-- y
comes to his assistance. By their complete organization,
the most distant points on this continent or abroad are
reached by the mails or telegraph. Every information is
allbrded to inquirers—the lowest cash prices are charged
because their commissions-come from the publishers, and
not from the customers. Publishers do not take discounts
off for advertisers. A widow some time ago brought an
advertisement of a personal nature to this house, which
she desired to have insei ted in a first-class New Orleans
paper. She had never been out of New York, knew no
body down there, and had but one little article to be in
serted. It was received as freely, and attended to as care
fully, as if it were a part of a thousand dollar contract.
This little waif passed through this great establishment,
and was as closely watched as a column advertisement.
The day of objection to railroads, sewing-machines, la
bor-saving agricultural tools, telegraphs and advertising
has passed. No sane man builds Conestoga wagons or
stage coaches for travolers ; no lady sighs for the good
| old days of liand-sewing ; no farmer uses (except in Berk.'
i Co.. Pa.,) wooden plows; defaulters curse the lightening,
and the maker of soothing syrups writes his name in every
baby linen box in America by tho means of the press.
The advantage resulting from advertising are too well un
derstood in these days to need any argument. It is our
national characteristic to push commerce, to bring buyer
and seller into acquaintance and thus benefit all. There
arc only two ways of advertising: either by |«r«onal at
tention or by committing it to the hands of a reliable
agent. Even in our cities tho aid of an agent is beneficial:
but when it is desired to embrace the country in the cir
cuit of advertising, the agent becomes indispensable. But
| few persons are acquainted with the extent of this busi-
I ness, as carried on by this firm. A stroll through their
ofliec will lie interesting, and we ask the attention of our
I l eaders while wo walk them through tho various rooms.
; The door of entrance is on Park ltow. After ascendin
,: hr first flight of stairs you arc ushered into the mail-room,
j There, every day, are brought tho mail-bags for the flriu,
j from every quarter of the continent. Seven thousand pa
-1 I tors arc disgorged from their capacious maws. Here is
first to bo seen the order which exists throughout this vast
| establishment. Every paper is placed in its projier pile,
Sa book of Qpontvl, and the fact of its receipt is
i uo«.-:l. This book in Stntas and Territories
' When tho cli/i* with this mass of papers they
| -\re passed into the examination room. Hero the papers
i aro examined. Those which contain advertisements in
I which tho house is interested are marked upon tho front
I page heading. The clerk opens his book of advertisers,
| and under each name and date marks the notice, s|>ccify
] ing description of Then the papers are
placed in their proper racks, there are 9,000 of them, ar
ranged as Slates, alphabetically, beginning with Alabama,
and so on throughout the lis:. Here again the perfection
Ot the system is shown. If the second clerk's book don't
show the proper marks ot insertion, then tho receiver's
book is searched, to leirn if tho paper has been received,
if it be not received, word is immediately sent to the pub
lisher announcing the fact, the missing numbers are im
mediately sent, the advertisement, if inserted, is posted;
if it be forgotten the advertiser is not charged for it, nor
is the paper paid for it. There cannot be any mistake.
No private advertiser, at great expense and trouble
can do this work as • iWffual!y as this firm, The visitor,
if desirous„of advertising, is taken into the private office
of the head ortlie establishment. If unacquainted with
the best modes of advertising, he is informed of every
thing interesting upon this point. The impression made
upon his mind by this interview, is that he is talking with
a thorough master of his business. His means am limited
and lie wants to know how lie can best reach the custom
ers. and he is made acquainted with all tho available points.
When a list of papers has been selected, the form of ad
vertisement is d nun out mid handed to the clerk, an esti
mate is made and given to ihe customer, and a contract is
signed. The advertisement is first sent up stairs to their