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AN INDEPENDENT WEEKLY NEWSPAPER DEVOTED TO " 1IATTEES i OF GENEEAL IN1T5KEST TO THE COMMUNITY AT LAEGE.
BBQWNVILLE, KEMAHA COUNTY, N, T., SATURDAY, JUNE 14, 1856.
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jm. M!ICY ,-
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tor" O an tensive and excellent variety of
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f f busii fcii hopes, in his endeavors to please,
both ir he e.T. cnve of his' work, and reasonable
charges. rix- s a share of the public iatronage.
T;!Df.'i?S051 Sc. BUXTON,
ATTOoHEYS AT LAW,
' L T AM) LAND AGENTS;
WMTLLE, N. T,.
Wii'i tifl Courts of Northern Missouri, Ne
ra?ka st -V 4..mIowa. '
Gi'AK .. LAKE & CO.. .
' 'kia.bct. lstand2dSts
rtnville, N. T.
A. S POtLABAY, M. D.
iUltG; ON", PHYSICIAN
;t " v TIL.LE, N. T.;
SOaClvS as ' ti pjV.ltn Tintrfinn.r'n- in ihm rorinni
'.iijche.-.of hi- vi
1k and veil .
m, from tin citizens of Brown-
v RETAIL DEALERS IN
i Tl-r - f y-y , . mil i o , -T l-entrust lb vU Jm tineas U) diis
' v N-fS-.KTOmah City, JuneTIHnj
iardp ti e, i U' tsvrare, Groceries, and
'2" ("TXLI, ir
W. HCBi ITZELL d: CO.,"
VBOi nS 1 '1 RETAIL DEALERS iN
RY OrOl S. GROCERIES.
Qucc jvt -3, Hardware,'
Sto-v is. PurrLituro,
OUNTR n PRODUCEi
B1CV lN j LLE. N. T, ' .
.MISS )IAV!.WJ' TURNER, '
t Street, t &v a cr-tr. '
ijs llways m hand.
mi ti'D BUILDER.
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' ' -TilTORY.
G. 1 IJAKER.
...... and Water,
VJI-E. N. T.
JAMES W. GIBSON,
B Ia'A c k rJ .I TII ,
. Second Street, between Main and Nebraska, '
'BKOWNVILLE, - T. ' - .
A. L. COATE, .
... BROWNVILLE, NEMAHA CO.
. Nebraska Territory.
E. M: M'COMIS,:
' Two Miles from Brownville,- on claim near Mr.
CnctxiGS: Tenders bis professional seMces to the
citizens of Nemaha county. .
NUCKOLLS &, WHITE,
. nooKport, Mo.
WHOLESALE AND BET AIL DEALERS I2i
IY EOfll, SMI,
HARDWARE AND . CUTLERY,
" Medicines, Dye Stuffs,
Saddlery, Boots & Shoes, Hats & Caps,
QUEENS WARE, STONEWARE, TINWARE,
IRON, NAILS, STOVES, PLOWS &c
Alst Furniture of all kinds, Window Sash," &o
N. B. WE "WILL NOT BE UNDEUSOLB.
. C.V. SNOW,
Acf i.c coucliotu,
JAMES P. .FISKE
WM. B. GAB.KIT.
ArGCSTCS I? NIGHT.
OLWER BENNETT & CO.,
Manufacturers and Whalesale Dealers In
BOOTS AND SHOES,
ISO. ST MAIN STREET,
(FOEMEKLT, NO. 101, CottXER OF M.AIS AND LoCCST.)
ST. LOUIS, MO.
A. D. KIRK,
ATTORNEY. AT LAW,
Land Agent and Notary Public, .
. Archer, Richardson coonty, N. T.
Will practice in the Courts of Nebraska, assisted
by Harding and Uennett, rebrask City.
SPRIGIAN & BROWN,
RAILROAD AND STEAMBOAT
... AGENTS.' .
And General Commission Merchants.
.No. .46, Tub-lie Landing. . .
R. E: HARDING. G. C. EIMBOTGH B. F. TOOMER.
HARPING, KIMBOUGH & CO.,
2I(inufacturcr$ and Wh'oleialt Dealer in
IIATS, CAPS k STRAW.GOODS,
. No 49 Main street, bet. Oliye and Pine, , .
ST. LOUIS, MO.
to manufacturing our
finest Mole Hats
J. HART & SON.
SADDLE I UB
Oregon, Holt County, Missouri..
- Keep constantly on hand all description of Harness,
Saddles, Bridles, ic, &c. ..
. N. 13. Every article in our shop is manufactured
.by ourselves, and warranted to give satisfaction. ,
R. W. FURNAS,
in a tor mi,
AND AGENT FOR
BROWNVILLE, N. T.
. E. ESTABROOK,"
OMAHA CITY, N. T. r
REQTJdTiED to be in attendance oBcially upon all
X the terms of the District and Supreme Court of
the 1 erntory, tenders his 1 rofessional services to fucq
as need them. He flatters himself that his facilities
for gaining a knowledge of the practice in each Dis
trict, will enable him to give satisfaction to such as
care.., , - , ,
C. P. BAILT.
A BALLY & RANKIN,
B. P. BANDN.
OMAHA CITY, N. T.
A. A. BRADFORD, o
D. L. Mc'GART,
Brownville, 2T, T.
Nebraska City, N. T. "
BRADFORD, McLEXNAN A McGARY
.ATTORNEYS AT LAW,
A1D 1LAND AGENTS.
. NEBRASKA CITY, 4 BROWNVILLE, N. T.
"WILL PRACTICE in all the Courts of Nebraska
Territory, and in the Courts of Western Iowa.
SpeetuUy Tefer to S. F. Nuckolls, Nebraska
city; Richard Brown, and Wm. Hoblitzell k Co.,
Brownville; Hon. James Craig, St. Joseph, Ho
Messrs. Crow, McCreary 4 Co., Hon. John R. Shepley
Hon. James M. Huphes, Messrs. Bogy, Miltenburger
& Co St. Louis; lion. A. Williams, Quincy, Ills.
Messrs. S. G. Huhbard & Co., Cincinnati O.; Solon
Humphreys, New York City; Hon. J. M. Love, Keo
kuk, Iowa. June 7, 1853.
II. P. BENNETT, J. 8. MORTON, , H. H. HARDING
BEN NET, MORTON & BL1RDING.
Attorneys at JLaw,
Nebraska City, N. T., and Glenwood, la.
W1! P01'1? in a11 the Courts of Nebraska and
f Av estern Iovr.. Particular
obtaining, locating Land Warrants, aad collection of
Hn. Lewis Cas, Detroit. ) . .,
Julius D.'Morton, f Michigan; .
Gov. Joel A. Matteson, SpringCelJ, III- ;
Gov. J. W. Grimes, Iowa City, Iowv '
B. P. Fifiled, St. Louis, Mo.; . - .. .
Hon. Daniel O. Morton. Toledo, Ohio "
P. A. Sarpy. Bellevue, Nebraska '
Sedgewich & Walker, Chicago, 111; : r .
Green, Wcare & Benton. Coijicil BiufL?, Iowa "
THE P002 MAITS GSAVE.
: BY ELIZA COOK.
No sable pall, no waving plume,
No thousand toroa-ligbts to illume
No parting glance, no heavenly tear,
Is Been to fall upon the bier.
, There is not one of kindred clay,
To watch the coffin on "its way; ' ; -: ,
No mortal form, no human breast,
Cares where the pauper's dust may rest. .
But one deep mourner follows there,
Whose grief outlives the funeral prajer;
Ha does not sigh, he does not weep,
But will not leave the sodless heap. o
Tis he who was the poor man's mate, ;
And made him more content with fate .
The mongrel dog that shared his crust,
Is all that stands beside his dust. .
He bends his listening head" as though
He'thought to hear that voice below;
He pines to hear Jthat voice so kind, '
And wonders why he's left behind. .
The sun goes down, the night is come, .
He needs no food he needs no home;
But stretched' along the dreamless bed,
With doleful howl calls back the dead.
" The passing gaio may coldly dwell
On all that polished marbles tell; " .
For temples built' on church-yard earth,
. Are claimed by richos more than worth.
But; who would mark with nndimmed eyes,
The mourning dog that starves and dies?
Who would not ask, who would not crave
Such love and faith to guard his grave?
REUSES" AND PECEBE..
. A PATHETIC STORY.
In Manchester a maiden dwelt,
Her name waa Phcebe Brown;
Her cheeks were red, her hair "was black,-'
And she was considered by good judges to be
' by all odds the best looking girl in atown
Her age was nearly seventeen; . " . -
Her eyes were sparkling bright; .
A very lovely girl was she
And for about & year and half there had been
a young man paying attention to her by
the' name of Reuben Wright.
Now Reuben was a kick young man
As any in the town; .
And Phoebe loved' him very dear;
But. on account of his being obliged to work
for a living, he never could make himself
agreeable to old Mr. and Mrs. Brown.
Her cruel parents were resolved
Another she should wed
.A rich old miser in the place;
. And old Brown 'frequently declared that
. rather than have his daughter marry
. Reuben Wright,, he'd sooner knock him
on the head. . - . '
But Phoebe's heart was brave and strong;
She feared no, parents' frowns;
And as for Reuben wright so bold, ' ;
I've heard him say 'more than fifty times
' that (with' the exception of Phoebe) he
didn't care a for the whole race of
. Browns. "
So Phcebe Brown and Reuben Wright . .
" Determined they should marry;
" , Three weeks ago last Tuesday night I
They started for old Parson Webster's de
' . termined to be united in the holy bonds of
matrimonv. thoush it was tremendous
dark, and rained like the Old Harry.
., ' . .
But Capt. Brown was wide awake; ..
He loaded up.his gun, " ' ' .
And then pursued the loving palrr . c
. He overtook 'em when they'd got about half
. way to the parson's, and then Reuben and
Phcebe started off upon a run."
Old Brown then took a deadly aim
Towards young Reuben's head;
But, ohl it was a bleeding shame,
He made a mistake and shot his only daugh
tcr, and had the unspeakable anguish of
seeing her drop right down stone dead.
Then anguish filled young Reuben's heart,5
And vengeance erased his brain;'
He drew an awful jack-knife out,
And plunged it into old Brown about fifty
" or sixty times, so that it ia very'doubtful
, about hij ever coming to again.
- TJi.hrinj drop from RaubaV y --
In torrents poured down;
, He yielded up the ghost and died: .
...'And .this melancholy and heart-rending
matter terminates the history of Reuben
and Phcebe, and likewise old Captain
Brown. . "
. We advise every little grammarian just entering
on Murray, Brown, or any of the thousand grammars
in use, to commit to memory the following easy line;,
Land then they never need to mistake a part of speech
1. Three little words you often see, '
Are articles-, an, and the. '
2. A Noun's the name of any thing, .
- :A tchiol or garden,oofi or noirg,
5. Adjectives tell the kind of Noun,
As greet, tmaU,.pretty, wite or (rotca.
" 4. Instead of Nouns the pronouns stand .
Her head, ie face, your arm, my hand.
5: Verbs tell somethings being done--.
To read,eount, tingjump or rtm.1 -
6. How things are done the Adverbs tell
' At tlowtyj qu icily, HI or well.
7. Conjunctions join the words together
;. As men and women, wind or weather.
8. The proposition stands before
A Noun, 8 s in or through a door.
S. The Interjection shows surprise, r
As oh I how pretty; ah I how wise.
The Whole are called Nine Parts of Speech, ' -Which
Reading, Writing, Speaking teach.
"TS a brilliant star
Were stricken from the dome of nighty -A
Printer's Press, if planted thert
Would fill the vacuara to a hair, t
And give perhaps, abetter light. ".
1 From the American Union.
A SHREWD WIFE;
An Unprofitable trip to the Gold
,. .,- , Regions. ; ; ,- ,
BY WTLTJAM M. THOMAS. . ,', .
"I'tHnlc,"' said Mr. Dana, as he
pushed back his chair from the .break
fast table, and looked hard at his wife,
a pretty little woman with large, blue
eyesj "I think that I should like to go
to Uaiiiornia and try. my luck.-- Darn
it all, everybody is going about here.
Do you think you could spare me for
a year, Nelly?"
Mrs. Dana made no immediate reply,
she appeared to be very busy turning
out a "cup of tea, although a keener
observer, than her husband would have
noticed an uncommon tremulousness
in her hands, as Mr. Dana ceased
"lthmk I might do well there, the
husband continued, as though speaking
"Are you. not doing well -here .on
your farm?" the wife asked at length.
"l m making a living, perhaps, but
it's onlv by hard work. Now if I
should go to California, and be lucky,
why, we could have a 'great many more
comforts than we are blessed with at
"We have everything that vrc could
wish for to make us contented, and I'm
- T ' V ' 1 '
surd a eisrn ior no luxuries, excepting
what we can well afford," Mrs".
replied. . .
xes, we have enough to-eat and
clothes to wear, but we can't buy lots
of good furniture, and have a piany,
like bquire Dolton. Darn it, I want
to be rich as he is, and then-1 should
be contented." 'Mr. Dana said, rising
from his chair, and walking back and
forth,-in the kitchen with energy. '
"Mr. Bolton is far from being happy
with all of his wealth," said his wife.
' "Well; I know that; but then who
could be contented with such a wife as
he has? She's either craiy half the j
time" or else "
"Hush!" cried Mrs. Dana, with a re
proachful look; "remember if she has
faults, so have we all. .
4But what I mean, Nelly, is that if
he had such a wife as I've got,' and
with his .wealth, he couldn't help being
- "And yet you want to leave a wife
you think so highly of," -Mrs. Dana
said, with a reproachful look."
"But don't you see that it is for your
comfort and benefit in the end. You
know, Nelly, that nothing in the world
would induce me to quit you, unless it
was the hope of making a fortune in a
short time. I wouldn't be gone longer
than a year, and if Hiked the country,
and I thought you.would be contented
there, I'd send for you." .
The young wife strove hard'to retain
her composure, and she asked
"And what will you do with the farm
"I will get. my youngest brother to
come, and live here and carry it on.
You shall be left in full charge,' Nelly,
with power to do as you please."
"Give me a week to think of it," the
wife replied; "at the end of that time
I'll make up my mind to consent to
your going or not."
Mr. Dana was too well pleased to
obtain even this confession, to argue
any further that day, and after bidding
his wife read the accounts in the news
paper, containing the latest news from
CalifornlaThestartedoir to"" his work.
' Mr. Dana owned a'farm of about one
hundred acres, near the town ' of
Windsor, Vermont.' He was a young
man, and a person ot considerable
energy, and had, during his minority,
saved a small sum ot money, which he
had safely deposited-lh the saving's
bank, until such time as he should
want to use it. . . .
After he became of age, he had
added to his capitol, and when he
thought he should like Jane Perkins
for a wife', and proposed for her, and
was accepted, he bought the farm which
we find him occupying, and was doing
as well as any young farmer ' in the
He had been married two years when
the gold fever of 1848 and 749 broke
. M .1 l A
out sweeping on tnousanas, ot our
most industrious farmers, ard leaving
many an hearth-stone desolate, and
many a wife to mourn for her absent
husband. , . ,
How few have returned, with their
anticipations fulfilled? Thousands who
left the New England States, expect
ing to win a competency in? a short
time, have been too glad to work, their
passage back in some slow-sailing, tub,
while others, too proud to return empty
handed, have toiled on, barely to make
a livelihood, and now. rest from their
cares and troubles by the bank of some
river, with nothing 'but-a rude board to
mark their grave.
After Mr. Dana left his wife, she
washed her dishes and put them away,
ana sat down to read the glowing ac
counts of the gold ' discoveries. The
more she read, the more fascinated did
she become, until she at last came to
the conclusion that if she was a man
she would be tempted to go and try
her luck., ' n
Twice during the forenoon did she
peruse the paper, and each time her
resolution ' of not consenting to her
husband's departure grew weaker, until
she finally made up her mind, if he asked
her consent again she would give it.
Mrs. Dana was a woman of consid
erable energy of mind. Ever since a
child she was obliged to labor, and by
her contact with the world she had ac
quired a knowledge of business, which
did not, however, impair or detract
from the natural modesty of a good
woman's heart or mind.
A week' had- not passed before the
husband again alluded to the subject
uppermost in his mind. A company
Was about to start from Windsor, and
many of the young men of the town
were enrolling their names. Mr. Dana
thought it would be a good chance for
him, as he would have acquaintances
to lend him a helping hand, in case he
was taken sick. Hi3 wife thought the
same tiling, and delighted her husband
by giving her consent to his going.
. They were not aware of the selfish
ness exhibited in ! the gold regions,
where each man struggled for himself,
and thought it waste of time to help his
feverish friend to a cup of cold water,
or make him a mess of gruel, to keep
him from starving.
Mr. Dana's arrangements were soon
made. He had some money on hand,
and with it determined to cross the
Isthmus, in company with his towns
men, as he thought he could make
enough in a week's.time, after: his ar
rival, to pay his passage.
They wrote to; engage steerage
berths, and -received for answer that
the steamer would sail , on such a day,
and.that they must be promptly on the
fP.? Jhis news caused the party to
hurry their arrangements, and the day
before they were to start, Mr. Dana
requested his wife to accompay him to
a lawyer s. : ,
"I am going a -long lourney, he
said, "and may be- gone longor than I
anticipate. I shall leave you the farm,
to do with it as you please. If you get
tired of carrying it on, sell it to the best
advantage; I shall make money enough
while I am gone ; to buy a larger one
when I return. "But I hardly think I
shall live on a farm when I comeback.
We'll get one of the grand new houses
in town, and live like 'Squire Bolton."
. His wife thought . at the time that
there might be a failure in his schemes:
but she was hopeful; and would not say
L i - .1 -1. 1 T 1 , .
anyming 10 aasn nis Drigm anticipa
The day of parting came, and with
it tears and mournful looks; but it was
not until Dana had left the house, never
perhaps to return, that the young wife
felt the loneliness of her condition.
For a week or two she was low-
spirited and sad, but as she received
letters from her husband in New York,
written in a lively vein, and bidding
her be of good cheer, as he should
certainly rejoin her in the course of a
year, she became more composed and
reconciled in his absense.
We will not follow him in the crowd
ed steamship, nor across the Isthmus,
where he narrowly escaped drowning,
while ascending the river; ner will we
tell of his arrival in Sari Francisco,
and departure for the mines, where he
worked in the bed of the river, and
was quite fortunate, until attacked with
the fever and ague, which roasted him
at one moment and froze him the next.
He would lie in his tent, and wish
that the gentle hand of his wife could
wipe the moisture from his brow or
cover him with blankets when ' shiver
ing with cold, v All of his adventures
might be written out, and perhaps Mr.
Dana will,vsome day,' give the world an
account of .his doings in the land of
gold.' They will, possibly, serve as a
warning to otner nusoands, and thus
prevent many a heart from mourning
ior me aosent.
Mr. Dana's fever got no better, and
at last the doctor told him he had better
seek a change of climate, as he might
shake himself to death. Dana thought
the same thing, for it appeared to him
when the chill came on; that every bone
in his body would be wrenched apart,
and when the lever returned,-, he lm
agined himself in an oven.
He considered the subject one day,
and determined to start for home. . , A
team was to leave next day for Sacra
mento city. As soon as the resolution
was formed, he engaged a passage sold
off all his clothes, excepting enough to
reach Vermont, and found that he was
the master of a capital of only five
hundred . dollars, after.J working in the
mines for four months. To be sure his
sickness had cost him a large sum, and
doctor's bill was frightful to contem
plate. He started next day for home. He
determined to live a farmer and die one,
if the Lord spared him his life. . He
had seen enough of. the gold mines,
and as he was going in the cart, and
jolted over the uneven roads, he thought
what a ninny he had been, to leave a
comfortable home, and a loving wife,
for.the'sake of trying to accumulate a
. The joltings of the cart may have
benefited him, for the fever rapidly left
him, and by the time ho reached San
Francisco he felt like a different man.
He had a mind to turn back and try it
again, but he thought of his wife, and
nature and love conquered. He went
immediately to the office of the steam
ship company, and secured a passage
It was a cold blustering day in the
middle of winter when Dana reached
Windsor. He pulled his cap over his
eyes to prevent being recognized, and
then started on foot for his home. He
had heard from his wife but once since
he had been absent, and he hardly dared
to hope that she had been' well. He
quickened his pace, and came in sight
of the house in which he had spent so
many happy hours. He glanced over
his farm, and saw everything appeared
to bo well cared for. The stone walls
were in good order, the barns looked
neat and well repaired, and just ag he
was thinking that his wife and brother
had (lone remarkably well, the train on
which he had ridden from Boston
whizzed past, directly across his farm.
He groaned in anguish at the sight.
His beautitul meadow was ruined, he
thought, and it wa3 all owing to his
wild goose chase for a fortune. His
wife could not bo -expected to know
how to attend to such things and he had
no doubt but the railroad company had
He approached the house and knock
ed timidly at the door. It was opened,
and there .stood his wire, as handsome
as ever, but she looked at him with sur
prise. He had forgotten that he had
not shaved since he left her.
He spoke and held out his hand, then
his arm. There was a shriek, and
then the latter were filled. Two hours
afterwards they were talking seriously
and solely upon matters of business.
"I am sorry that the railroad passes
over our meadow," he said, "it renders
it almost useless."
'.'They have the right of way, but it
has notinjureditasmuch as you think,"
she replied. . . .
"I don t suppose they paid you more
than one hundred dollars for merely
the right of way." . . .
"Ihere is where you are mistaken.
Ihey gave twelve hundred dollars for
merely the right of way.''
"1 suppose they paid you in stock:
Dana said, surprised to think that she
had got so large a sum.
"Yes, they gave me part stock and
part cash," the wife replied, trying not
to look triumphant.
"And the stock, what is that, worth,
a mere song, I suppose. .
"1 sold mine the very day that I re
ceived it, at an advance. It is not worth
sq much per share now. I thought I
had better have the money than trust
to an uncertainty.
The husband was slightly astonished.
He had received for a narrow strip of
land as much he had given for the
"And what did you do with the
"I took six hundred and bought the
rich mowing of Squire Bolton's. You
remember how you used to wish you
Dana did remember perfectly well.
He had thought of the land when in
California, and was in hopes of getting
back with money enough to buy it.
"The other six hundred and fifty I
"vvu xxi we caving uuuii, wnere it is
"You are the best wife in the state,"
.11 . . ....... '
tne husband cried with admiration.
"But I have not given you a fall ac
count ot my stewardship as yet. You
remember the forest , of pines on the
i n . . i . .
niu just oacK ol themeadowr'
JJ..l . TT
Ayaua, uuuueu aa assent, lie was
wondering what was to come now.
,- "Well, there is no longer any forest
there. I sold every tree just
.-'"Why, who was fool enough to buy
pine wood ?" Dana asked with a laudi.
. "The railroad company. They must
nave wood to get tip steam. They
gave me four hundred dollars for the
privilege of chopping down the trees
and I was glad to gat rid of them, for
the purpose of making a sheep pasture."
"A sheep pasture!" the husband cried
f Yes, it makes a very fine one.
bought, one hundred and fifty sheep
and then had some, left, which I addet
to that in the bank. Last summer
sold four hundred pounds of wool, at
forty cents per pound." 7
"That amounts to one hundred and
sixty dollars," said Dana, after a slight
"Precisely; without counting the in
crease of lambs, I think I did very well
by that trade."
"You are a better manager than I ua
Nelly. Hereafter you shall be the
head of the house." ;
"Thank you, but I am perfectly con
tented to reign, now that you hare ar
rived." ' . ' , . .
"Then ycu have no more wonderful
bargains to relate?" he asked. !
"Yes," she replied, with a short hesr-
tancy. "I have made one more trade,
but perhaps it is one that will displease
you . ;
" hat,aftermy warm welcome: icu
can do nothing in future that I'll not
approve of. Itemember, Nelly, Pre
returned poor in pocket, and none too
well in health."
"I will take such excellent care of you
that your health will be quite restored
by spring, and as for being poor, why
that is absured when you have a good
farm, well stocked, and nearly a thou
sand dollars in the bank."
"Besides a treasure of a wife."
"Thank you. But will yoii step into
he parlor and see my latest trade?"
"A piano!" cried the astonished hus
band. ' f
"Yes, a good, well toned piano. But
before you express surprise let mc tell
you how learned it. I sold all the
butter that I made during the last nine
months, and invested the proceeds in
an instrument that I knew you longed
tor, and to tell the truth, 1 was rather
anxious to own myself, but I never
said so, and until I found myself able
I never thought of buying one. Now,
are you angry?" . .
"Angry i" , ' .
There was a peculiar sound heard in
the parlor as though Dana wa3 kissing
ld3 wife. At any rate when she aifain
entered the kitchen, her face looked
uncommonly flushed, as though her
husbands rough beard had chafed. her
soft skin. ' '
Mr. Dana has never expressed a wish
to roam again. He is perfectly satis
fied that he can find more happiness on
his farm, and m the society of his wife,
than he could if surrounded by all the
gold mines m Lalitornia.
Better be the head of yeomanry than
tail of the gentry.
Beware , of. a silent dog and still
It is not easy to straighten in the
oak tne crook, that grew m the sapling.
There is many a good wife who can
not dance or sing well.
You will never have a friend if you
must have one without a failing.
There is one good wife in the coun
try, and every man thinks he hath her.
Lean liberty is better than fat slave
That s but an empty purse that is fall
of other folks' money.
Une might as well be out of the world
as beloved by nobody in it. :l
lie that knows useful things, and not
he that knows many things is the wise
man. ' : .
As we must render an account of
overy idle word, so must we likewise of
our idle silence. .
He is a worthless fellow who lives
onlv to himself.
Depend not on fortune but conduct.
Begin life with but little show, you
may increase it afterwards. -
Advise not what is most pleasant,
but the most useful.
Be contented and thankful; a cheer
ful spirit makes labor light, sleep sweet,
ana an arounu cneenui. 1
If youth is a blunder, manhood is a
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fciruggie, ana age a regret.
, The sunshine of life is made up of
Vill i .1 . l .t .
J '""v uvttuioj waiaic uilUfc ail lilt!
A friend that you buy with presents
will be bought from you.
The less you leave your children when
you die, the more they will have twenty
years afterwards. Wealth inherited
should be the incentive to exertion.
Instead of that' "it is the title deed to
sloth." The only money that does a
man good is what he earns himself. A
ready-made fortune", like ready-mado
clothes, seldom fits the man who corner
into possession. Ambition, stimulated
by hope and a half-filled pocket-book,
has a power that will triumph over all
difficulties, beginning with the rich
man's contumely, and leaving off with
the envious man's malice. Police Tri
bune. Never confide in a young man; new
pails leak. Never tell your secret to
aged: old doors seldom shut closely.
Those wbo respect thera?-elve,s will
be honorable; but he who thinks light
ly of himself will be held cheap by the
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