GALENA DAILY GAZETTE
OLD SERIES---VOL. XVI, NO. 1
NEW SERIES---VOL. I, NO. 32
Tuesday morning, March 22, 1864
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--"The number of hogs packed in St. Louis the past season, was 240,000--nearly 65,000 of an excess over last year."
--"Among the inscriptions on the tombstones in the rebel graveyard at Bealton Station, Virginia, is the following: 'A coward, 9th regiment Louisiana Volunteers, died December 4, 1861.'
--"A soldier in one of the Kentucky camp says the motto with them is: 'United we sleep; divided we freeze.'
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TRAINING THE TOMATO
"Knock a flour barrel to pieces, take one of the hoops and two or three staves, sharpen one end of them, and nail the other ends to the opposite sides of the hoop, set it over the plant and drive it into the ground. The vines will hang over the edge of the hoop, free from the ground. Set the staves in the next hill at right angles with those in the first, and let the hoops just come together and tie them with a string in such a way as to support each other. Thus, at a trifling expense of time and money, you may effectually train all your tomatoes. These may be little matters, but they will insure great cabbages and tomatoes." N.T.T.--New England Farmer
--"The Nashville Union announces, on high military authority, that no more passes will be granted to the wives and families of officers to the front of any of the armies in that theatre of operations."
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"At Hazel Green, Wis., on Saturday, the 19th inst., at 3 o'clock, P.M., Henry George WHITELY, son of Thomas and Eliza A.WHITELY, aged 24 years. The funeral will take place from Grace Church, this (Tuesday) afternoon at two o'clock."
"We have been shown a fine picture of Gen. Grant's Sword, Belt and Sword Case, photographed by Artist Pierce of this city. The pictures are of card size, and no album is complete without one. A supply can be found at the Artist's rooms. Please call and examine."
"We take pleasure in calling attention to the fact that Mr. ALLEN, a teacher of Phonographic short hand, will give a course of fifteen lessons in our city, beginning this (Tuesday) evening. Phonography is the most beautiful and perfect system of writing ever invented; and any person of ordinary ability, with the assistance that Mr. ALLEN proposes to give, may become perfectly acquainted with its theory and practice."
"Mr. William H.(?) PUCKETT, of Nora; is in this city recruiting for the 14th Illinois Cavalry. There has never been so favorable a time to volunteer, since the war commenced, as the present. The heavy bounties paid by Government, and by this county, and the prospect of a speedy termination of the war are such inducements to recruits as have never before been offered. The bounties offered to new recruits are $402 and to veterans $502. The Cavalry is in many respects the most desirable arm of the service. Mr. PUCKETT is a young man of much energy and perseverance, and we doubt not that he will succeed in raising a goodly number of volunteers."
--"C.H.MERRY of Dunleith, has finally bought the ferryboat Gregoire for $41,875. It is said that the ferriage last year amounted to $25,000."
--"The steamer Canada got up the river last week, as far as Belevue, on her way to Dubuque, but meeting with heavy ice there she was obliged to make her way back to St. Louis."
--"The Packet company's wharf-boat and three barges, on the Dubuque side of the river, broke away from their moorings in the storm of last Thursday evening, and were driven by the wind over among the icebergs near the Dunlieth shore, where they still remain fastened in the ice."
--Galena river is again sealed up and skating is the order of the day among the boys."
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--MOVEMENTS OF REBEL BANDS IN WEST VIRGINIA AND TENNESSEE
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"The FERRIER Farm, located in the town of Hanover, 13 miles from Galena and four from the village of Hanover. The place contains about 80 acres of cultivated land, a bearing orchard, and a good brick house. For particulars address A.M. FERRIER, P.O. Box 2733 Chicago, or enquire of John MOORE, Esq., living near the farm."