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Daily Gazette
Davenport, Scott, Iowa
Tuesday, April 3, 1860

Local Matters

Police Business was yesterday quite brisk. J. W. alias "Bill" BROPHY wasbrought before Justice JOHNS to receive sentence, having been found guiltyby a jury, on Saturday, of stealing a copper kettle from Mr. RENDSON, somedays ago, which he disposed of to the keeper of a junk-shop, where it wasfound. BROPHY was fined ten dollars and costs, and in default of payment wassent to board thirty days at the Ackley House, at the tax payers' expense.BROPHY was before C. G. BLOOD, Esq., yesterday, charged with stealing abuffalo robe, which was found in an unoccupied house adjoining BROPHY'Sresidence, from Mr. Thomas SCOTT, who identified the robe as the one stolenfrom his buggy. The robe was marked W. B., with green paint, and a key tothe house where it was hidden was found in B.'s pocket. The Justice decidedthere 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 theferry-boat. This case was continued a week, to get other witnesses.

John GILLIGAN, the apprentice boy who was arrested on Saturday for stealingfrom Mr. H. GARRETT, his employer, was before Justice BLOOD, charged withstealing two pairs of men's sewed gaiters, which were found at BROPHY'S. Theevidence being conclusive, he was committed to the Ackley House for tendays. As the cuisine of this apparently popular house is said to beexcellent, we suppose the above mentioned "cases" will be contented toretire from public life for a short time, especially as the tax-payers paytheir bills.-They should be compelled to exercise their muscles crackingstone for the streets, which would improve their appetite and save thepeople's pockets.

Seeing Them Off.-Mr. John LUSK, who for twenty-one years has been a residentof Rock Island, during the past five years employed as pilot by the Ferrycompany, and Mr. D. D. SMITH, son of Mr. John SMITH of that city, startedfor Pike's Peak. They were accompanied to this side of the river and thecity limits by the members of WAUGH'S Band, (of which Mr. SMITH was amember), and Messrs. STORM and HARTEL, of the Rifle Band. Mr. A. TAYLOR, ofthe Daguerrean Gallery, corner of Second and Brady streets, took anexcellent picture of the Band, team and wagon, which he presented to "Davy."The Band discoursed beautiful music as they marched along. We wish thegentlemen great success at the Peak, as they are clever fellows and deserveit.

Attempted Incendiarism.-Last Sunday night, some of the family of Mr. C.McGUINLY who reside in a house owned by John McCUMISKEY, on Eighth betweenFarnam and Le Claire streets were attracted by smoke issuing from thecellar. Upon searching, there was found in three different places evidencesof an attempt to fire the house. some shucks and hay had been placed on thecellar wall, and between the joists, and fired. Owing to the damp air, theydid not effect their purpose. We understand the house, which is of littlevalue, is insured in the Missouri State Mutual Office, for four hundreddollars.

Daily Gazette
Davenport, Scott, Iowa
Monday, April 2, 1860

Local Matters

Groceries.-Mr. H. B. RICE, having purchased the stock of groceries formerlyowned by T. H. McGHEE, corner of Fourth and Brady streets, and materiallyadded to the stock, is now prepared to sell every article in his line on asaccommodating terms as they can be had in the place, and to deliver goods atcity residences.

Coming Here.-We perceive by the Akron (O.) Beacon, that Mr. L. J. IVES, ofthat place, has sold his dwelling house there for the purpose of at onceremoving to Davenport with his family. He has a fine farm of 200 acres inthis 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 anexcellent addition to our population. Many more persons are coming here fromOhio this season, we learn.

A Boy Thief.-Mr. H. GARRETT, shoe dealer No. 59 Brady street, has for somemonths past missed leather and other articles from his store. Since thearrest of BROPHY he learned that an apprentice boy in his (GARRETT'S)employ, named John GILLIGAN, aged about fifteen years, whose parents residein Flat-Iron Square, has been selling such articles. On Saturday asearch-warrant was given to constable WENTZ, who went to the residence ofthe boy's parents, but did not find any goods belonging to Mr. G., althoughhe found a number of grain sacks marked "Stolen from J. M. D. BURROWS." Thesacks were taken and identified. The boy GILLIGAN, and another boy, werearrested and taken to the magistrate's office, and committed to jail untilthis 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, whosold 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 therehas 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 himhonest, and could scarcely believe that he had been stealing from him whenfirst 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 belowthe elbow. Mr. S., about three weeks ago, had the arm and forearm badly cutby coming in contact with a circular saw, whilst working in the furniturefactory of Messrs. COLLINS & WOOD. The patient, who from loss of blood andthe effects of the wound is quite feeble, was placed under the influence ofchloroform during the operation, and was totally unconscious. Mr. S. who isa worthy mechanic, has a family dependent upon him for support. They livenear 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, isprepared to furnish rooms to a limited number of boarders, and will alsoaccommodate 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 Theatreto-morrow (Saturday) evening. He presents an attractive bill, embracingcomedy, pantomime, gymnastics, singing and dancing, and hopes on thisoccasion 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 severalladies and gentlemen, amateurs, have volunteered for the occasion. Theprogramme presented should draw a large audience.

Fire.-Yesterday afternoon about four o'clock a small frame house situated on8th east of Rock Island street, was destroyed by fire. The house belonged toa Mr. SMITH, who is now in St. Louis. It was occupied by a widow namedDONNELLY. The neighbors succeeded in saving most of the furniture in thehouse. The fire started in a shed adjoining the house, and was most likelycaused by sparks from the stove pipe. The high wind caused the fire to burnso rapidly that it was impossible to stop it. The fire department respondedto the alarm, and had a time pulling their apparatus up the hill.

Petty Stealing.-Yesterday Mr. Charles Lesslie had a whip stolen from hiscarriage, standing on Front street. It and another whip were found on thepremises of a young lad about sixteen years of age, who was arrested andtaken before C. G. BLOOD, Esq.-The boy, who was intoxicated, said he foundthem, one in the street and the other in Galena or Bellevue, he could nottell exactly which. He said he wished to raise some change to get "tobaccyand cigars" with.-After being detained some time he was advised to leavetown, or take his chances of becoming a boarder at the "Ackley house."

Petty Stealing.-Day before yesterday a girl, eight years of age, belongingto Patrick FOLEY'S family, living on the bluff on Eighth street, betweenRock Island and Perry, back of Mr. McGIVEN'S house, was seen to leave therear porch of Rev. Mr. MAGOUN'S dwelling in a suspicious manner while thefamily were absent, and several articles of children's clothing were at oncemissed 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 mothertook from a chest not only the article stolen that day, containing severallittle girls' drawers, bonnet, boys boots, &c., but one or two articles notbefore missed. Yesterday morning they again visited the house and recoveredmore things which some previous time lately must have been taken from trunksup 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 timeduring the absence of the family. Mr. M. saw a number of other things atFoley's which had evidently been stolen, such as dresses, fine whitecoverlets, &c. Those who have missed anything of the kind lately, had betterenquire into this. FOLEY yesterday morning started to Missouri, with hisuncle and a boy, so we understand. It is a matter of sincere regret that hedid not take along his interesting family.

Surgical Operation.-Some months ago Mr. George LAMB, machinist, of this citymet with an accident in a machine shop in St. Louis, which made it necessaryto amputate his left leg above the knee. From some cause the wound did notheal properly. The "Femur" or thigh-bone, becoming diseased, made secondoperation necessary, taking off about three inches of the bone, which wasperformed yesterday by Dr. FOUNTAIN. The patient was put under the influenceof chloroform and last evening he was as comfortable as the circumstancewould admit. Drs. TOMSON, ADLER, MAXWELL and BAKER were present during theoperation.

Private Watchmen.-Last night Mr. Henry ROHN commenced his duty as privatewatchman on block 61, bounded by Brady, Perry, Front and Second streets. Weknow Mr. ROHN as a good and responsible man and feel assured he will givesatisfaction to those who employ him. He fills the station formerly held byMr. CUNNINGHAM.

Daily Gazette
Davenport, Scott, IowaTuesday, April 17, 1860


Local Matters

A Wife Whipper.-A Teutonic individual known as Dr. Herman Beyer was arrestedlast Saturday afternoon by  Constable WENTZ, on complaint of Mrs. WilhelminaBEYER, his better half, with whom he had enjoyed marital relations for thelast thirteen years. The lady charged him with having beaten her andthreatened 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 keepthe peace towards mankind in general and especially toward the saidWilhelmina BEYER. In default he was committed to the Ackley House where hewill 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'Sinaugural address, wherein he urges the council to support our FireDepartment and thereby keep up an organization which is a credit to thecity, an excellent one. Our council will have an opportunity now to carryout the suggestion of our worthy Mayor, by fixing up the lower market housein which they intend to station two of our Fire Companies, in a little moredecent manner than it promises to be fitted up, judging from presentappearance. The floor of the market house at present is laid with brick,which are undermined with rats. The holes are now quite numerous and willbecome more so when the apparatus will have been dragged in and out a fewtimes, unless the old bricks are replaced by a new tight floor. We are notsurprised if the firemen should have a harder fight with the vermin, keepingthem from eating their hose, &c., than they have with the elements.

Bound For The Peak.-Yesterday quite a sensation was created on the streetsby the appearance of a number of well known "Rock Islanders" and theirfriends, accompanied by Storms' United Military and Brass Band, whodiscoursed excellent music on the route through town. The company consistingof Messrs. John R. REYNOLDS, Hugh CAMERON, Robert WILKINSON, CharlesANDREWS, David REDDERG, Robert McIVER. They have two wagons, and proposecrossing the Missouri river at Plattsmouth. They expect to be joined at IowaCity by several other teams. We believe all the aforementioned have residedin Rock Island for the past ten years, and all are married men. We mentionedsome days ago in a "local," that "grass vidders" would be plenty across thecreek. Our conclusion will be more than verified, as we understand thatabout one hundred have already been made, and from present appearances aboutfifty more will be added to the list. Well, all we can do is to wish thegold 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 themoney drawer at the St. Nicholas, on Saturday evening. He was discovered bythe proprietor, Mr. Phil HEINE, who seized him, and opening his hand foundone bill in it, which he returned to the drawer. Phil, then gave him tenminutes to leave the State, and accompanied him to the river and saw himoff, 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 doubtlesswill 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, Cedarcounty Iowa.

Daily Gazette
Davenport, Scott, Iowa
Wednesday, April 18, 1860


Local Matters

Griswold College.-The Preparatory Department of this institution is to havea vacation till Monday, April 30th, the vacation beginning on Monday of thisweek. This arrangement has been adopted in consequence of serious illness inthe family of Professor JUDD The two-weeks vacation thus taken at thepresent time will be added to the end of the term. At the re-opening of theschool, Professor SHELDON will enter upon his duties in connection withProfessor JUDD.

Mr. A. S. ALSTON and bride have returned home. The day of their wedding anddeparture, last Wednesday, a host of friends collected at the bride's home,Mr. Edwin SMITH'S, to congratulate the happy couple.-We were among thesefriends, and are now recalled to a sense of our congratulating duty by thereturn of the newly united. We wish them great joy-a happy life extendingeven beyond the sacred limits of "three score and ten"-and every day of itone of gladness.

Sudden Death.-Mrs. CARROLL, wife of Mr. W. L. CARROLL, architect of thiscity, died rather suddenly yesterday afternoon at the residence of Mrs.HAVENS, her aunt, northwest corner of Third and Iowa streets. She has beenquite feeble with consumption for some months. Having expressed a desire toreturn east to her friends, Mr. CARROLL broke up house-keeping, andyesterday afternoon took his wife to the residence of Mrs. HAVENSpreparatory to taking the cars for the east this morning.

Runaway and Accident.-Yesterday afternoon a young horse which was beingbroke to harness, became unmanageable when on Second, near Ripley street,and started off and ran the wagon to which it was attached against a teambelonging to a Mr. BROWN, starting them off up Second, when near the cornerof 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 andhurt, the boy very severely although no bones were broken. Dr. OLSHAUSENdressed the boy's wounds. Mr. SHAFER'S wagon was considerably used up.-Theman who, if we are rightly informed, was the cause of the trouble should bemade to pay for all damages, and the next time he has a colt to break to awagon he should select some other place than one of the principal streets ofthe city. We believe his name is Joseph VOLZ.

Female Shoplifter Caught.-Yesterday the office of C. G. BLOOD, Esq., was thescene of a most amusing Irish female colloquy. Mrs. Catherine KILLION wasarrested, at the instance of Eldridge & Williams, charged with stealing anumber of yards of calico, remnants, &c, all worth about $1.75. She visitedthe 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-eyedclerk, Mr. JEFFRIES, "smelt a rat," followed her, and made her give up theplunder. She said that a little girl of Patrick FOLEY'S gave them to her tokeep. But there being no proof that Mary FOLEY, the mother, was present atthe trial, and between her and Mrs. KILLION such  a hailstorm of wordsensued as turned the office into a pandemonium of female scolding. By theaid of constables, the noise subsided. Mrs. KILLION was found guilty andfined $3 damages and $3.60 costs. Of late, the store of ELDRIDGE & WILLIAMShas been visited by petty pilferers, and the loss of goods frequent. ButJEFFRIES, who is supposed to have eyes in four sides of his head, hasdetected the criminals. Let the thieves look sharp for him. Wait till hegoes to dinner before you attempt to steal in that store.

The Young Men's Literary Association of Davenport finds itself a loser tothe amount of just $25, as the result of the winter course of lectures whichhave just terminated. This will be considered an unfavorable index of theliterary taste of that city when it is known that it has had Horace GREELEY,Mortimer THOMPSON, Tom MARSHALL and other notables to assist it.-DubuqueTimes.

Not exactly so. We consider that in this, the only course of lectures in theState participated in by gentlemen from abroad, we have come out admirablyin not losing more than the above amount, the expenses of every lectureaveraging nearly forty dollars. On Horace GREELEY'S and Tom MARSHALL'Slectures the Association made more than expenses. It was on the "lesserlights" we lost. The lectures were generally well attended-at leastsufficiently well to prevent the result being any stigma on the literarytaste of our people.

Died
On Tuesday of consumption, Mary A. CAROLL, wife of Willett L. CARROLL. Thefriends of the family are invited to attend her funeral, from the 2d BaptistChurch, 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 fastpace down Front street, when near Iowa, one of the horses "shied" and threwhis rider, a boy named COLLINS, aged about eleven years, whose fatherresides on the corner of Front and Iowa streets. The boy's right arm wasbadly broken near the shoulder.

Theological Students.-At the anniversary exercises yesterday, ofcommencement week at the Chicago Theological Seminary, six essays were read,tow of which were from gentlemen who were students of the Iowa College inthis 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 afarm near Lost Grove in this county, hung himself in his barn. He was foundby his friends and cut down before life was extinct . At last accounts hehad not yet recovered from the effects of the "strangulation" and it wasdoubtful 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 finderwill receive a reasonable reward by leaving the above at this office, orwith 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, wholives about twelve miles from the city in Winfield township, accidentallycaught fire from some burning embers of straw which Mr. Madden supposed wereextinguished. The stable, in which were six horses, was destroyed, withthree of the horses. The family were at dinner at the time. We believe therewas no insurance.

Fire in Rock Island.-Yesterday morning about half past nine o'clock, a firebroke out in the frame building on Washington, near Illinois street, RockIsland, occupied as a match factory by E. P. DEYO. Owing to the combustiblematerial in the factory the fire rapidly spread to a large stable, occupiedby Mr. D., and the carpenter shop of Mr. E. J. CROPPER, all of which weredestroyed. The wood house of Mr. W. H. WHITMAN and the rear part of twoframe buildings on Illinois street were somewhat damaged, and had it notbeen for the well directed efforts of the firemen, the consequences wouldhave been much more disastrous. The total loss is about seventeen hundreddollars upon which there is but little insurance. The following are thelosers:--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 Reaperswere stored in the stable, $300; E. J. CROPPER'S, carpenter shop, $100; J.M. PARKER and Mrs. BIDDISON, frame dwellings $150, fully insured in thePeoria Co.; W. H. WITMAN $50, covered by insurance in a New Haven Co. TheDavenport fire department were promptly on hand at the Ferry landing, butwere compelled to wait some time for the boat, the crew having gone toassist Mr. Phillip KEEN, whose dwelling house was in some danger. When theboys 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 17years, whose mother, a widow, resides about two miles north of LeClaire, wasfound hanging by the neck dead in a stable near the house. It appears thatthere was a singing class in the neighborhood on that evening, and herbrother and sister attended it. She left the house and her mother supposedshe had gone also. Upon the return of the family from the school her absencebeing made known to her mother, search was made and her body found as abovedescribed. Disappointed affection is said to have been the cause of hercommitting the act. A Cornoner's Inquest was held yesterday by EsquireHORTON of LeClaire.-Miss D. is said to have been an amiable young lady, andher unfortunate death has cast a gloom over a large circle of friends. Herfuneral will take place this morning. This is the third suicide in thiscounty we have recorded within a few days past, with two attempts, bothnearly 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 theother to end her life by the use of the rope. The man also attempted to hanghimself.-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 cloudsof 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 stoveinto a bucket of rubbish which was sitting beneath a stairway. The aforesaid"chunk" having some fire on it, came near causing considerable trouble, asthe bucket and contents took fire; and had they not been early discovered, aserious fire must have been the result.

Off to California.-Mr. Wm. T. CRESSLER, a young lawyer of much promise, whofor the past three years has been in the office of COOK & DILLON, in thiscity, 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. Wewish Mr. CRESSLER great success, and he bears with him the best wishes of ahost of friends. A more amiable, upright and honest young man we have not inour midst. We regret his departure, but true; what is our loss will provehis gain.

Plowing Match at Long Grove.-In company with a distinguished plowmanufacturer-distinguished alike for the superiority of his plows and forhis won qualities as a "first rate fellow"-and with one of our Democratcontemporaries, we attended a plowing match at the Long Grove settlementlast Friday, on the beautiful farm of Mr. John ROBERTSON.-The day wasdelightful, the roads in capital condition, and all nature seemedsmiling.-For twelve or thirteen miles, the distance to Long Grove, we passedthrough as rich and beautiful a country perhaps as can be found in the wholeWest, and nearly every acre of it fenced in or under cultivation. The wheatwas spring up fresh, green and even, the fields being plowed for corn, andthe fruit trees out in blossom. Everything seemed to wear an air not only ofbeauty and freshness, but of health and prosperity. Cooped up in aneditorial cage as we have been for so many months, probably we were betterprepared to enjoy a trot in the country, mid rural scenes and under thefreshning glow of spring sunshine.

Arrived at Mr. ROBINSON'S farm we received a cordial welcome from his inperson, and from many other friends who were assembled to witness thePlowing Match. Mr. R. has one of the best located and finest farms in thecounty. A view of miles extends in every direction from his house as acentre, comprising homesteads, groves and cultivated fields. Long Grove isprincipally a Scotch settlement, and its people are distinguished forindustry, careful husbandry, and indeed for all the best characteristics ofthe best farmers and citizens. Annually for several years past, we believe,they have had these plowing matches-an innocent emulation tending to producebetter farming, a higher degree of skill, and to arouse the ambition of theyounger men. The number present on this occasion showed the interest felt inthis peaceful contest. The neighborhood was well represented, the crowdincreasing as the match progressed, and as dinner time approached-for theyall knew Mrs. ROBERTSON would have great dinner, and they were notdisappointed!

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 plowabout three quarters of an acre each, and the latter about half thisquantity. There were twelve entrees in the first class, and seven in thesecond, as follows:

Wm. GRIEVE,  Jas. STEEL,Wm. JOHNSON,  Wm. STEEL,Peter DUNCAN,  Elisha HUMMELL,S. J. ROBERTS,  Adoph HOLLAND,Jos. NICHOLS,  Hugh McNAUGHTMark 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 thetownship-Messrs. Wm. RIGG, John LAMBERT, and Chas. MURRAY. They remainedaway from the field till the plowing was over, so as to be utterly unbiasedin their decision. At about 9 o'clock the Senior Class commenced, eachplowman having a substantial two horse team well accustomed to the work. Thejuveniles soon followed, and then for perhaps a couple of hours there werenineteen plows at work in one field! The men worked without noise, and itwas the quietest scene of busy life we ever witnessed. After enjoyingourselves finely in viewing this spectacle and in the companionship of ourfarmer friends, and having partaken of a substantial lunch at Mr. R.'s wereturned home. Through the attention of Mr. HARDIE, we have received thefollowing note giving the decision of the Judges:

Long Grove, Friday evening, April 27.
Messrs. Editors:--The Judges, after the most careful inspection, so much ofthe 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 theresults, the plowmen with over one hundred spectators, were most generouslytreated 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 littleshavers whose heads were not far above the plow handles, yet they plowedfurrows straight as an arrow, and did their work almost as well as theSeniors. 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 decidewhen all was so good, we cannot tell, but they did it, and we presume theirdecisions were satisfactory. Such pleasant as these should be got-up inevery county in the State. Most certainly we were glad to have been at thismatch, so creditable to all engaged.

 

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