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Volume 2.— ^Nirmber 19. FALLS VILLAGE, CONN. SATURDAY, MAY 8, 1858. . 0iie N i a r Per Year, in Advance, •JjTiiK HOUSA.TONIC R s p p b l i c a n , ( s u c c e s s o r t o t h e From the Lady's Ncivspapef. l i i t t le Accounts. ' Little accounts, you're the plague of one's life. “^y. ..... e fiirai.siiedao village Witb trades Palls Village ......... . ...... -- people, family, servants and and mail subscribers for one dollai* a ^ paid in advance or one d’ollar and fifty cents if not. wife, Are “ little accounts !” P B A T T , F O S T E R & C O. , WEST CORNWALL, — AND— HART BROTHERS & CO., WEST GOSHEN, Are now receiving their Spring stock of goods and offer for sale 309 Bushels Clover andTimolhy Seed. SOD Sacks Gallic and Dairy Salt. 200 Tons Plastertgroundor in tbe Slone. Also a general Stock of DRY GOODS And all articles usually kept in coartry stores and more too. Ourexter.sive purchases, enables us to buy at very low figures and to sel’‘at correspondingly low prices. Call and See. G-eorge W. Peet, ITTORNEI AND ('flUNSELLOR AT LAW, ASB FALLS VILL.1GE, CA.WAAN. CO-V.V* Office next door to the Iron Bank. [5 G , U E . i lT , A tto rn e y & Counselor a t Law,' KENT, CONNECTICUT. 12yl D R E csS m a k i n g . MISS STU^(?E3 & MIS'S LEAVENWORTH. l(>av'* tn in ’'ornti the ’allies <>f Falla Villase and vicinity, that they have taUea I'ooinv over KreW'^ter & Kelly's store, anil t.liat allijul.TS i&tht line of Dre-<s Mikinj;. will be executt-^l in the most Prompt and efficient manner. A trial is solicited. Falls Village, April 1st, 18.58. Ye begin at our birth with doctor and nurse. Arid thro’ after years ye make holes in our purse. Ye come in with the cradle, go out with the hd&rsd Oh .' “ little accounts !” From syntax released, a schoolboy so gay, 1 returned to enjoy my brief holiday. But mixed with my classical progress there lay My “ little accounts!” And I found that, when launched «n the ocean of life. In collnge seclusion, palitical strife, And e’en when I took to n»yself a fair wife, There weie little accounts !” The nuptial festivities, supper, and ball, Plate, jewels, and equipage, footman so tall. And presents to bride, and bridesmaid and all. Brought “ little accounts!” Seasons roll’dian; my wife—^Heaven bless her— A leader of ton, and an elegant dresser. Brought me “ little accounts!”—1 would not distress her. Dear “ little accounts'!’^ When Tom got his commJssion, and Jack went to sea, , . And Peter chopped logic at Oxford', d’ye see, Whether red, blue, or black, their jackets to me Brought “ little accounts !” Their fortune's to' favor, their views to advance. The- iiiris wo»-e pr<'sented, at Almack's did diiiioe; Mamma said ’twas justice to give them a chance. Great “ little accounts!” At Christmas, the tiinti i>f thanksgiving and 'Which in' mlrlh and festivity all should cm-pl «'y, Alack ! All my plaasure sustained an' nl- In my “ little accounts!” 2ml3 Clover, Timotlyy & Red-Top Seed. U3T Received and for sale, at astonisbingly low J ^orices by RcOVir.L, GREEN & Co.' Falls Village, March 2«, 1858. itAiiTLEY’S ANTMALTZED P h 0 s p h a t e o f L i m The F la g o f our Union. BY GEORGE P. MORRIS. A 8or>’g for our banner V'—Tiie watol'wo:!^d recall Wliicli gave the Republic hrr station; “ United we stand—divided we fall !’’ It made and preserved u.s a nation ! Tlie union of lakes—the union of lands— The union of St-.itee now can sever—^ Ik-NH of the b'jst ferti.iziers in use. is p a i t.tcularly | u , , jn „ h e a r t s— th e union of hands— O adapted ~ to Garlqu Vesetables, Tobacco, Wtieat, llye, Corn, ajd Oats. F‘*r sulo by , Si'O'VI LE, (FttKEN A CO. Aari>nts for Nfanufacturers. Falls Village, March 26,18j><. Bt?rk^shire N’o r n m l in ^ ^ l l ln le '. IE next term’ cominences April 2Gth. and continues 11 weeks. PupUs trom abroad re-c^ ved at any time. Pjiir nts may be assured that-n o p iin sw ill be spired, in srcuri g the highest m')ral, and'uental develfrpemeni; of ail h<^ pupil.s. For pattipulars address, at SheBSeld, Ma^s., the principal. 4ntf b‘. F. PHILLIPS; M. A. MACHINERY. Op all kinds and Mill gearings. Shafting, &c Manufactured and fitted up in the best style en reasonable terms, and at short notice by the 6tf E.MPIRE CO., N o r f o l k , CosN. t r u s s e s T ^ A Full Assortment oj f^HELPS, THOMPSON’b, & HULL’N * 0 * 1 3 2 . ^ ^ ^ o Constantly on hand at the Drup; Store of C B. IViALTlilE & CO P A T T E R S O N ’ S COMPOUND EXTRACT OP b i t t e r A P P I j E . A fanaily remedy, tested by thousands, and found iuvaluable in all diseases arising from a disordered state of th»,atoinach. Viz., Dispepsia, L i v e r Conalaint, Palpitation of the Heart, Jaundice, Fever and Ague, Worms, STick Headaehe, Bilious r.oomplaints, Loss of Appetite, and all general nebilitv. the use of one b)ttle is sufficient to satisfy anyone of its worth, oar priie is such that all may ob_ain For sale by C. B. Maltbie, Falla Village, Ct. IS Ivr And the Flag otOur Union forever And ever! . The Flag of our Union forever! Wliat G'd in his wisdom’ and mercy designed. And armed with, liis vreapoRs of thunder. Not all the earth’s despots and factions com bine<i, Have the power to conquer or sunder ! The union of laki's—the union <»f lands— The union of State.s none dan .sever— Tli«< union of heart;'—the union of hands— Aud the Flag < f our Union forever And ever • The F lag of our Un?<m forever! 0 keep the flag flying!—The pride of the van! To all other nations display it The ladies for union are all to a—7rian ! But not to the man who’d betray it. Then the union of laUes—the union of lands- The union of States none cai. sever— The union of hearts—the union of hands— Aud the Flag of our Union forever ! And ever ! The Flag of our Union forever! SYSTEMATIC FARMING. it. KGROSENe OILS. DISTILLED FROM COAL (NOT EXPLOSIVP.) S E C U R E D B Y L E T T E R S P A T E N T . Th e DIFFERENT grades of the celebrated Oils, suitable for .Machinery of all kinds. Binnacle and family use, can be had of the authorized Local Agent of the Company in this place, C. B. MALTBIE. AtTSTENS, G bneral Agents, Kerosenp Oil Ho., No. .50 Beaver Street, N. Y. Local Agencies granted on application as above. Orders should specify the description of amp or macliinery for which the oil is wanted. 21 yi Burning Oil. r aoS E wishing to procure a Receipt for thft su perior vegetable Burning O il, can be supplied atthe Drug store. This Oil has many superior qualities, first it has Eermanent F ame which is noteasily extingnished y wind, second, it will not burn the flesh i f set fire on the fingers like Fluid, third, it is not explo-tive. These and many others, render it a snperioi article for family use. Price fnr the Receipt 25 cts. MEDICINES No art re(fuireB system more than that of the farmer, in every department of his labor. Systematic maps of his fields, with the crops and manurings marked upon them, prevents the repetition of crops at too early dates, while a knowle"dge of the fertilizers used, and of the composition of ihe crops removed, continually reminds the operator of the current probable capacity of his soils ; so that hrs choi<*.6‘of fffture crops may in at least, be regulated by the sup posed capacity. Such a course,- howevef empyrically pursued, must give more profitable results than could acciue from less systematic method. By keeping a diary, tbe farmer may know the dates for planting, ripening, etc.. of former years, and where they have differed from each other, either in dates, fertilizers, modes of cultivation, or in any other particulars, the same diary will iiiform him of the relative amount of crop consequent upon the different methods pursued. The cost also of each crop, as compnred with all others, may be gathered from such a diary, a d thus larger profits be secured. What is more common than to find a farmer who cannot tell the cost of cultivation of his various crops, or one who cannot tell which ol his crops have been the more profitable ?— lnd< ed. is it not rather unusual to find a farmer who can answer these questions with accuracy?' How many farmers have seed fOOifS, 8 ^ 4 o f many have the year, when grown, marked upon the seed bas^s, or a single mouse trap to protect seeds from this pest ? How often we see crops which have failed to be pfofiiable fbr want of early attention !: Indeed, this is a prevailing sin, and is only surpassed by that of late planting. Many crops req.Uire to be cultivated rapidly during the early part of their growth and if BO done, will require less labor during the whole season, than if less vigorously treated at first. Am-.ng these we would name cabbages, potatoes, and indeed all hoe and row crops ; no amount of labor wMl make up for early neglect—^thc faiilt cnee having occurred the crop cannot prove- fairly remunerative. in Horticulture this is equally true. A peach tree not cultivated early, cannot ripen a full crop of good fruit.— Trimming, pruning, etc., may liot be put off for a leisure time, which nGVcr arrives. Summer pruning, if neglected renders dwarf pears useless and unsightly. Want of system in stables, is sure to lead to want of good teams, good milk, good butter, aiid waste of both food and manures. A carrot crop neglected for one week, will cost double to rid them of weeds what the entire expense of their cultivation should have been, while the amount of crop will be lessened materially In these days of reaping and mowing machines, what excuse has the unsystematic farmer for leaving timothy in the field unti! it hag lost half its value, or for neglecting his grain crops until the grain is lost in the field to an amount often equal to the cost of the seed ? System in tools in everything else, is always necessary. The proper time to put a tool in order, is the very hour it needs repair, and no spring should find the farmer possessed of a tool which on its face bears the evidence of its inefficiency before the crop time is over.— Economy in tools bleeds the pocket severely in direct pay to unnecessary workmen. We have before stated that by tlse help of unproved tools we now have less hands to cultivate 120 acres, than we employed ten years ago to cultivate 39 acres, the general style of crops being the same. Who ever knew a farmer, whose fences were neglected and overgrown whose crops were late and whc'se tools were inadequate, and yet was successful ? We do not admit that a farmer has been successful merely because he has a few thousand dollars in bank or on mortgage, while his children who have been badly clothed, worse fed and overworked, caniVot read, and whose only ambition is to brag of their father’s mode of farming, thus exhibiting their own ignorance by praising his few dollars and want of brains. Many fanners do not knov? what was the amount of the their gains for the last year, and we have known fome. rich ones too, who imagine that their skill as farmers had secured them wealth, while in fact the mere rise in value of their real estate was greater than their weilth, they having never really earned one dollar beyond a miserable and badly regulated subsistence. Some farmers in our neighborhood occupy farms, the value of which placed at interest at seven per cent., would yield d^'uble the revenue which they realiVe by their cultivation, and still themselves and many of their neighbors, consider them well to do. Fortunately for the craft there are some systematic farmers who do'their business with all the care of a well regulated mahu-f.* ctory or counting room, and who not only educHte tneir families properly, and en-y life ^s freeriien should do, but everv year add something to their wealth, besides improving their farms and the ger.eral advancement of their species. The firs' of Januar}' of each year should find the farmer read'y to name the crops he intends to raise, with tools iii order, localities and modes of treatment decided for each crop, and fertilizing materials prepared or purchased for use. To hear a farmer say in February that he has not decided what crop to grow on any particular field, is to know that the same procrastination will doubtless cause the neglect of that crop when decided upon. Want of system in breeding cattle, hogs, e tc , has caused many sections of country be overrun with poor stock as unprofitnble as unsightly, and the same want of system has caused thou'sartds of acres to be in poor pasture, which would supply food enough to sustain ten times the number of animals by soiling, which now roam at large without profit to thefr ovvndrs, Want of system causes the fences of this country to cost many times more than the whole expenses of the Government, Army and Navy included , indeed, the interest oti the cost of useless fences during the term of all the wars we have ever been engaged in, would have more than paid the expenses of those wars. It would be interesting to know what amount of land is wasted by permit ting Elders to grow in the corners of fields and about fences; we fear it might r6ach an amount snfflcient to pay the duties on all the foreign articles consumed by farmers. How many thousand tons of corn, oats, etc., are carted to and from mill by small farmers, at a cost many times greater than if ground at home by one of Richmond’s Granulating Mills, even when worked bv hand ? and when by horse power the toll, instead of being ten per cent on the value of the grain, in addition to 'the expense of cartage to and froth mill would be than the e^^ense of' cortege albaei-— Working Farmer. The Curious HaWts o f F isk . By the President of the American Institute. T h e S t u r g e o n .—This remarkable fish much resembles the shark, and is coviered with bony prominences ranged in longitudinal rows, the nostrils and eyes are on the side of the head, the snout projecting, body long and slender, mouth small and devoid of teeth; it is an amazingly strong and vigorous fish, and continues to grow until it reaches twenty feet in length ; it is mild and inoffensive, and feeds on worms and animalcule ; its bones are entirely cartilaginous ; its flesh is much esteemed by many—it is delicate, the color of salmon, and when properly cooked nearly resembles veal; it was in repute among the Romans and Greeks, and was brought to the table with great pomp, ornamented with flowers and accompanied with music. An article called caviare is prepared from the roe, and used as an article of food during the Lent .reason of the Greek church. Under the mouth there hang pendent four feelers, v?hich so much resemble worms, that frogs, and occasionally small fi'sh, nibbL at them, and are at once seized and swallowed.— The tail is its propelling instrument, with which it operates upon the water precisely like a oer when sculling a boat. The other firis are called into'requisition , in balancing, tui'ning round, and stopping suddenly ; the find on the back, near the tail,: performs the interesting office of keel, which is placed underneath on boats. Were it so placed on the sturgeon, he could not feed on the bottom, and might ground in shoal water. The gills of this fish fulfil the office of lungs ; their fringes are so constructed as to subject the venous blood to the action of the water, which is driven through them forcibly by the motion of the jaws, I once closed the gill covers, arjd death ensued in a very short lime by suffocation ; and on another occasion fastened them open, in such a manner that tbe mouth could not exert a pressure to react on the water, and death ensued immediately. The mouth of the sturgeon is a complete force pump, and is constant ly employert driving water through the fringes of the gills with great force. The mouth of the lizard, frog and toad, may be called a bellows, by me&us of which the animal forces air into its lungs, which are composed of long, narrow cynlinders, extending from one end of their bodies to ihe o th e r ; they may be killed in a fenr minutes by fastening their mouth opien, when they die for want of air. All animals that breathe atmospheric air have two hearts united, called a double heart, one e f which throws all the blood into the lungs, and the other forces it through all the arteries in the body ; both are force pump's, and both have valves. F»sh are cold blooded, and have but on eh ea i t of the jlills. which an.sv?ers the same purpose as the heart of the lungs in animals. W hales are warm blooded, breathe air, and are therefore, supplied with a heart and lungs, but no gills ; conse(|nent]y a whale is not fish. A fish cannot breathe air or water alone; they must be mixed, and therefore it would seem to follow that a fish is not an animal. The digestive apparatu.s of the sturgeon is simple and comple, and is capable of se creting gastric juice very rapidly, and in great abundance. To piove this. 1 killed one five hours alter he had swallowed a frog, but there was nothing remaining ol it in his stomach except two small bones. Surprise has been expressed by gentlemen that 1 could fresh-waterize salt-water fish. Now. tbe fact probably is that all fish were originally salt water fish, and inhabitants of the ocean ; but the Deity having implanted in them habits of wandering they have been graaually dispersed throughout all the ivateis tributary to the great ocean, and carried by birds to every pond, lake and pool on the face of the earth which teemed with countless thousands of organizied infects, eternally propagating their species to supply them with food,— Man, animals and fish can, at all times, change their residence, and soon become ecclimated to any locality. Salmon—The upper part of the female is somewhat larger than the under,' and in the male fish the under jaw curves up, so that the sexes may be easily distinguished by this peculiar ty ; there is a shade of blue on the back of both fish, with silver sides, containing dark spots of an irregular form ; the teeth are on the tongue; and the scales are all striated. The Connecticut river was once famous for this magnificent fish ; they traversed it to its highest branches, overcoming waterfalls and cataracts with the greatest imaginable ease, and after depositing their ova, returned to the ocean thin and emaciated; they have decreased in the same ratio that men have increased, and have now become extinct. When they enter fresh water, they are covered by an insect called salmon louse, which dies after the third day. They are tben infested with fresh water worms, which die on their return to sea. Salmon cannot be caught by any person wearing a red shirt or cap, as they have a very great antipathy to that color, and when alarmed will swim p.t the rate of thirty-two miles an hour. It has been undeniably proved by many successful experiments that they invariably return to the streams in which they vifere born, to ideposit their spawn, and when they go 'back to the sea their haunts are unknown. Their spawning ground in'vari-ibly has a gravelly bottom. On reaching it, they pair off, and together make their spawning bed, whicii is often eleven feet long and nine feet wide. The female forms a for-row, by working up stream, in which she deposits her ova, the male follows and ejects hia'milt upon them, and covers them with his tail; th^y are unfrequently'engaged ten days in this occupation, after which the male fish directs his course towards the ocean, followed ten days later by the female she having spent the intermediate time in the deep parts of the river, apparently for the ptirpose of rest. At the expiration of ninety days the fry are hatched, and have attached to each individual a small sack contain ng the yolk; this is gradually taken into the ftcinach by the natural absorbing function of the navel, and is the only food they require for some time.— The same wonderful provision is made in the eggs of birds. On killing and dissecting a chicken, half an hour after it was hatched, I found the yolk perfect and unbroken, the only difiference was, that instead of being within a shell, it was within the chicken, ready formed to supply the necessities of life, as fast as the system required them. This is the reason, as 1 have often explained to farmers’ wives why young chickens do not desire food until some hours have elapsed after their birth ; thousands of young chickens are annually destroyed by poultry raisers, who make them eat to soon, and thus counteract this wonderful provision of God. At different periods of their growth, salmon frv are known by different names, when ode year old they are called penk ; when they go to sea at two years old, smolt; and after their return to fresh water, sal mon. They live about ten years. 1 think 1 can discover the age of any fish at any time within six years, and also the age of oysters. Food is rarely found in the storii been caught in New York harbor wciglnpg thineen pounds. As an article of focri they are extremely nutritious and rich, btu contain a large quantity of oil, and unief^s eaten with an acid,, are apt to occasion derangements of the digestive organs. E is are covered with a mucous substaLce. wliicii mak*»s them difficult to hold, and ha.s led to the notion that they are devoid of sc a ie s . This is ah error, as I have discovered them readily with a magiiifying glasa. TriE SuciiER.—This is a still, dingy-colored, lazy fish, and is particularity fond of basking in the sun,’ with its head towards the inlet, holding on by suction to some stone or root. Us mouth is shaped much like that of the sturgeon—the eyes arv* very laige and without eyelid'. Sucker.-, sometimes grovv sixteen inches in length ii* my ponds, and weigh one and a b»h pounds, but their fla.^h is not much prizeo as food. 1 have examined this fish thui oughly, and find His organs have not the least connection with those of respiration, his olfactory nerve.9 are very l»rge, nnci have, on that account, been taken for t.i,-. brain, and he has ho ex'ternal' e a r ; h^ h^s three winding tiib's in his head, whicti terminate in a bag filled with nervouk m,tr-row, containing three hard bones—this constitutes tha whole organ of hearing - and the organ of taste i« more imperlect still ;■ the tongue has not even the papillae, and the nerves branch off to the gills ; hi? motion of the heart is far more independent of the spinal marrow and brain than ih the higher order of anitti'als, and possesses riio-tion for a very long^ time after the brain is destroyed. These remarks apply to nearly all fish— at least 1 have not found an exception in my examinations. The first impulse in swimming comes from the tail, which, with its fin, serves as a rudder, to give direction to the motions of thd fish, and the Other fins rsgulatfr ths p6.‘«ition, and gnide hiiM achs ot salmon when caught , fiorn the luct j hai ive element. Fish situ that fright causes them to disgorge the contents before they ate safely landed. Salmon-fry will weigh, when five months old, four pounds; ten months, eight pounds; sixteen months, fifteen pounds, showing that fish attain growth far more rapidly than terrestial animals. The brain bones of the salmon are peculiar—they are concave oh one side, and convex on the other, with serrated edges/ highly Enameled, equal, in fact, to the human tooth; comparative anatomists consider them a part of tbe organ of hearing, but I really do not. There is, in all probability, nearly, if not quite as much nourishment in salmon as there is in beef, weight for weight, and when you take into consideration its soft and flexible fibre, you would naturally suppose that it was more digestible. If you visit our fisheries, you will find robust, hale and hearty men, wiih handsome healthy women for their wives, and large families of children, entirely free from tubercular and scrofulous diseases, which may, in n'.y opinion, be attributed to the fact that the flesh ot fish contains iodine, a substance never found in the flash of animals, or the food they eat. Iodine belongs to the elec tro-negative supporters of combustion, and is an irritant poison, but administered through the medium of fish, it will be found of great service in many forms of grandu-lar disease. T he E e l .—^In one of my ponds I placed a stock of three thoiisand eels, weighing from six oui'ces to two pounds each, ana endeavored to study their hhbits. During the day they parti lly conceal themselves under stones, stumps and mud, exposing the bead oii^y to view; and in this manner they watch for their prey. They delight particularly in still, muddy water, and notwithstanding naturalists have decided that they are viviparous, and tha^ lumps of little eels have been found in them, the size of b fine sewing needle, i have come to the conclusion that it is a mistake, and arose from the fact that eels are often infested with small worms, which have been taken for small eels. They are undoubted oviparous, and go to brackish water to de posit their ova. I found in the fall, my eels all left the pond, not one remaining to breed in it, and many returned the follow-ing spring of all sizes. I then stocked the pond again, and in the fall placed tine salt in i t ; the eels then remained, deposited their ova in the pond, which in due time hatched there, and produced a great quantity of yoiing esis, f am convinced, though I have never seen either spawn or milt in etls, that they have all the necessary parts of generation, as well as other fish; they are very tenacious of life. 1 have known thehi to live five dayn in a grass meadow, and when returned to the water, swith with their usual rapidity. I have placed them one hundred yards from the pond, and found that they would invariably turn towards the water and make their way to the nearest point, evincing a strong migratory instinct. Eels are supposed to be spread over the world more universally than any other animal except man, but none are seen in situations where they cannot get to salt water. For exam pie, they aie not found in Lake Erie, above the Falls of Miagara. Eels were never seen above the falls in Paterson, until the canarwas c u t ; ever since that period they have been found in immense quantities and of exquisite quality. They are nothing more nor less than water serpents, and may be called the connecting link between amphibious and aquatic reptiles. They have the bait further thaii they can see it,- aud 1 have no doubt, frohi experiments that have been tried in my ponds, that their sense of smell is exceedingly accute. and, thrir hearing sufficiently developed to be per-fec ly susceptible of all simple sounds, havir.g the same acoustM apparatus that is found in the centre of an animal’s ear, bu' being enclosed in the bones of the sku I in such a manner that the vibratory liiOtion in water of sound comes in contact with the auditory nerve, and thus produces the sense of hearing. The eye of the sucker, and many other fishes, is globular, with a flat cornea, and is consequently not extended as far into the field of vision as the eyes of terrestrial s'ltim^'ls, which require nn extianeous ac^eoii^ humor to keep the eye convex'; fish do not, because the element in which they live is eqtiivalentj and keep.4 the outer tunics always moist. Therefore, 'here being no tears for lubricating purpo ses, I have never found a lachrymal sac.— There is a wonderful contrivance of nature in the constitution of salt water fishes’ eyes, enabling them to bear against the pressure of water at great depths )ii the Oc6an, consisting ot hard bone, with an opening into it for the optic nerve. Fish that inlabit shoal water possess a membraneous* eye. and if forced into deep water they would immediately become blind—consequentlv you can judge accurately how deep any species ot fish are enabled to swim. Fist: having no eyelids, must necessarily bleep with their eyes wide open, and are prob-ib- Iv always enabled to see wtien danger is at hand ; they si e to a very great distance ;m clear water, but turbid water renders tbei' vision indistinct. The whale can dtsM:;- guisti a boat neai*ly two miles off. 1 h.tve noticed on removing the suckor from water, that the light at first appears to par^hze the optic nerve, but soon thereafter the | u-pil diminishes in si2e, and the fish probal) ly sees as well as a person would with his eyes immersed in Water. On replacing him in his proper element he appears to be confused, and swims against any objeci that may be opposite to him. This experiment 1 have often fried, and never knew It to fail. The sucker is acutely sensible to the touch of t ie human hand, and his s<?nse of smelling enables him to find f< od, or enemies at a great distance. 1 have placed food with the oil rhodium on it, a: one end ct a large pond, and have notieer the sucker, accompanied by the crap, perrh and shiner, at the other end, immediMteiv turn and swim to it. 1 have theti placet! dog in the water at one end, and cbserv. a great uneasiness among the fish at rl.^^ other end. Taste is probably the weak of their senses, as they appear n swollow all sorts of food with aviditv.- Still their flavor is influenced to a great gree by the nature and quality of their fo<xj and this is the reason whj the same vary so much in flavor on different c>>';t«'S A few fish iinj rove in firmne.-^s and flavi-; as they advance in year.*?, but generally speaking, th e y grow coarse. Fish are n « variably in the’ best condition for the ta ble while full of ova* After depositing. , h e i r spawn t h e y grow thin, and bwon.e u n w h o l e s o m e ; the muscles appear bluish and t r a n s p a r e n t , owing t o the exiraordinaij m u s c u l a r e x laustion which they necessari I v u n d e r g o during t h a t interestin;? pchs.m- A Western editor wishes to know wether the law recently enacted against the carrying of deadly weapons, applies to doetois who carry pills ia their pockets.
|Title||Housatonic Republican, 1858-05-08|
|Subject||Falls Village (Conn.) -- Newspapers; Canaan (Conn.) -- Newspapers|
|Description||Frequency: Weekly; Publication dates: Vol. 1, no.1 (Jan. 10, 1857) -v. 17, no. 13 (Aug. 16, 1862); Notes: Contains numerous numbering inconsistencies; Published from the same office as the Independent (Falls Village, Conn.)|
|Collection||Newspapers of Connecticut|
|Source - Location||Connecticut State Library microfilm, AN104.F3 R47|
|Relation||Preceding title: Litchfield Republican (Litchfield, Conn. : 1847); Other relationship: Independent (Falls Village, Conn.)|
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Volume 2.— ^Nirmber 19. FALLS VILLAGE, CONN. SATURDAY, MAY 8, 1858. . 0iie N i a r Per Year, in Advance,
•JjTiiK HOUSA.TONIC R s p p b l i c a n , ( s u c c e s s o r t o t h e
From the Lady's Ncivspapef.
l i i t t le Accounts.
' Little accounts, you're the plague of one's
“^y. ..... e fiirai.siiedao village Witb trades Palls Village ......... . ...... -- people, family, servants and
and mail subscribers for one dollai* a ^
paid in advance or one d’ollar and fifty cents if not.
Are “ little accounts !”
P B A T T , F O S T E R & C O. ,
HART BROTHERS & CO.,
Are now receiving their Spring stock of goods
and offer for sale
309 Bushels Clover andTimolhy Seed.
SOD Sacks Gallic and Dairy Salt.
200 Tons Plastertgroundor in tbe Slone.
Also a general Stock of
And all articles usually kept in coartry stores and
Ourexter.sive purchases, enables us to buy at
very low figures and to sel’‘at correspondingly low
prices. Call and See.
G-eorge W. Peet,
ITTORNEI AND ('flUNSELLOR AT LAW, ASB
FALLS VILL.1GE, CA.WAAN. CO-V.V*
Office next door to the Iron Bank. [5
G , U E . i lT ,
A tto rn e y & Counselor a t Law,'
KENT, CONNECTICUT. 12yl
D R E csS m a k i n g .
MISS STU^(?E3 & MIS'S LEAVENWORTH.
l(>av'* tn in ’'ornti the ’allies <>f Falla Villase
and vicinity, that they have taUea I'ooinv over
KreW'^ter & Kelly's store, anil t.liat allijul.TS i&tht
line of Dre-
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