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--AN" INDEPENDENT WEEKLY NEWSPAPER DEVOTED TO MATTERS OF GENERAL INTEREST. TO THE .COMMUNITY AT LARGE.
volume L .
BKOWNVILLE, NEMAHA COUNTY, N. T., SATURDAY, JULY 26, 1856.
NUMBER 8. .
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3 EDITED A.ND riELISHEO-EVEKT SATCRDAY BY
. W.FURN AS,
Sccdni Street, bet. Eain and Vater,
' OWNVILLE, N. T.
rorcvD6yciir(iurtiriaWy in advance), - $2,00
u ' bil liionlbs, - " " " -
. ; EATUS OF ADVERTISING:
?o V;unre, (12 lines or less,) ose insertion,
'jh adliijonal insertion,
e square, one month
1 " . throe months, . .
' " 1 six fcionths, .
" one year, '
i.icss Cards'of sixKne? o: lets ore year,
8 Column, oc year,
t-lialf Column, one year,
fouYlh 4 ' "
eijrhlh .. " "
Column, 6ix months,
half Column, six months,
eighth ' l "
Cold run, three ir.pnths,
Lalf Column, thsce mouths.
lonnffin? candidates for oC!ee.
ni-h in rtdi'an'-e will lcrejurrd for all advertiso
;s excei where -actual responsibility is known.
. -a per cent for each'" change bo added to the
re rates! .
.andins Business Cards of live lines or less, for
o advertisements will be considered by the year,
Fjocic'd. on the manuscript, or previously
od ujton between Uie parties.
J.yeriiscuicnls not marKca on inecopy ior a irpeci
nmuW of i user! ions, will be continued until or
ed out, nud tipped accordingly. . .
All "advertisement from strangers or transient per
Vto.be pail.' n adi ance. .
'. leprivjlee of yearly advertisers wjll be confined
i!y to tlieir pwa business ; and all advertisements
; Txrtainn?-Uicrcto. to bo paid for extra.
AH Ipajcd a4 v'ci Liemcnta chared double the above
ivVrtipcineais on tao inside exclusively .will be
002T MB FAliCY:
jste'rs, . tfTH . Blanks, ;
3W.Rlls.if- Bill Heads
Ifecks, ' fefeP Labels,
latacs rrrr Circulars,
l ' J u
liPPItia BILLS, BALL TICKETS,
I every other kind "of vork that may be called for.
laving jturdiAsed, in connection with the "Iteflec
" USitfc an extensive, Knd excellent viiicty of
the latcst'stjlcs, we are prepared to do any kind of
k mcnVooe'd in the above Catalogue, with ncat
s and dispatuh. ."
.'he 1'roprictor, who, having had nn exlcnsive c x
ienec, wilrgi whis personal attention to this branch
business, and h0!"03 in D'3 endeavors to please,
i in the excellence al his wotk, and reasonable
-es, to rejieivc n share of the puilic patronage.
."BUSINESS " CARDS.
MTTOBHEVS AT LAW,
LOT .AND 'LAND AGENTS;
iiROWNULLE, -N. T, "
Till attend the.Conrts of orthcrn Missouri, Ne-
ka l-.ni eslcrn low.
OSCAR F. LAKE CO.,
IND'-fflD ' L0T:
OFFICE Llaia, b?t. 1st ajsd2dSta
-ErovTiiville, II. T. -
A.. S: HOLLAD AY, M. D.
ERONVLLLE, N. T.;
olicits a share, of public paWonage, in the various
aches of "his profession, from the citizens of Bwn
e and viciniiv.
.B. c J D. XT. THOMPSON,
Vholesale aud detail dealers is
..ardttwe, Qdceusware, Groceries, and
' " tqqntrr Produce.
. , BUOWNVILLE, N. T.I
Wy HOBUTZELL &. CO.,
VDOLESAL AND UETA1L DEALERS IK
Quccnsware, Hiirdwarc, . .
D 11Q WN V.j L LE, N. ,T.
HARDING.- G. T.-KIMBOTGn K. F. TOOMEK.
ARD1JJG, KlMBOUGH & CO.,
Hikijirtvrcr and Wkolctale Dcalcrt i
TS, CAPS STRAW .GOODS;
To 492Iain'EtreeVbet. OliTe and Pine, "
' ST. LOUIS, Up.- . '
ticular ttentwn paid to manufacturing our
Mole Hats. " "
MISS MARY W. TURNER, "
t Street, -betweea llain s.nd Water,
r-eti aTxl'lrimmhiTjs always on hand.
C W. "WHEELER,
HUM. AHD "' BUILDER.
:!?EIITER MD JOINER
Nr.HiU.SKA TEKKITOKV. .
JAMES W. GIDSON,
BLACKS MIT II,
. Second Street, between Main aud Nebraska,
BROWN VILLE, N. T.
A. L. COATE,
BROWNVILLE, NEMAHA CO.
. ' Nebraska Territory.
Two Miles from Brown ville. on claim near Mr.
Cmstsics: Teudc'-s his prorc?ionnl set vices to the
citizens of Jcmana county.
NUCKOLLS & WHITE,
"WHOLES ALB AD ECTJU. DEALERS IN
DRY B. WEE,
HARDWARE AND CUTLERY,
Medicines, Dye Stufis,
Saddlery, -Boots & Shoes, Hats & Caps,
QUEENS WAKE, STOlTEwAEE, TUTwAxLE,
IKON, NAITiS, STO VESj PLOWS &a.
Also rurnitore of all tLids, Window Sash, &o
N. B. AVE WILL NOT EE UNDERSOLD.
C. V. SNOW,
Ol.WER E EX X ET.
JAUE3 P. FI.KE.
T7M: B. CAEKr'.
' ACGCTSTCS KMCHT,
OLIVER BENNETT & CO.,
Manuractui-ers and Wholesale Dealei1? in
BOOTS AND SHOES,
NO. 87 MAIN STREET,
(FOKMEKLT, NO. 101, CoKXEB OF MAIN AKD LOCCST.)
ST. LOUIS, MO.
A. D. KIRK,
ATTORNEY AT LAW,
Land Agent and Notary Public,
Archer, Richardson connty , N. T.
Will practice in tho Courts of Nebraska, assisted
by Harding and Bennett, Nebraska City.
- SPRIG MAN & BROWN,
RAILROAD AND STEAMBOAT
And Ceueval Commission Merchants.
No. 4G, Public Landing.
J. HART &. SON
S1I1E & MPJJESS
Oregon, Holt Couuty, Missouri.
Keep constantly on hand all description of Harness,
Saddles, Bridies, &c, Ac.
N. B. Every article in our shop is manufactured
fcy ourselves, nd warranted to gi ve satisfaction.
R. W. FURNAS,
111 Ml M IGHT,
AND AGENT FOR
BKOWNVILLE, N. T.
OMAHA CITY, N. T.
riEQUlRKD to bo in adeudan o oCBcially upon all
XV the terms of the District and Supreme Court of
tue lerruory, tenders gia fiofc.-t-iooal services to such
as heed them. Ho flatters himself that his facilities
for gaining a knowledge of tuo practice in eaoh Dis
trict, will enable him to give satisfastion to such as
entrust their. business to hi3 care.
Omalia City, J'no 7, 1S36.
C. P. EACJ.Y.
X!. P. BAN KIN."
BAILY & RANKIN,
iudb k ffl mm
OMAHA CITY, N. T.
RENNET, MORTON & HARDING.
Attorneys at Law,
Nebraska City, N. T., and Cleuwooil, la.
WILL praetico in all the Courts of Nebraska and
Western Iowa. Particular attention paid to
obtaining, locating Land Warrants, and collection of
Hoj. Iicwis Cass, Deiroit. I y,- ,
Julius D. Morton, - MPJ
Gov. Joel A. Mattesoa, Springfield, 111;
Gov. J. W. Grimes, Iowa City, Iowa;
B. 1. Fifilcd, St. Louis, Mo.;
Hon. Daniel O. Morton, Toledo, Ohioj
1 A . Sarpy, Bel levue, Nebraska: "
Sedgewich & Walker, Chicago, 111:
.Green, Weare li Benton, Council Bluffs, Iowa.
H. WDITTEMOKE. B. B. WUITTEXOBE. J. F. CABTIB
. II. & R. B. WIIITTEMORE & CO:,
Wholesale Deafen in
BONNETS AND STRAW GOODS.
NO. 143 MAIN STREET,
(First door above the Bank of Missouri.)
St. XjoixIbj, TWTo.
tCash paid for Furs and Deer Skins.
IMS ill I
TAINTS, . OILS, VARNISHES,
French and Atnsrican Window Gla & Clattwar
Sjuces, Indigo, Jfadder, Perfumeries, dc
CHARLES 3, BLOW & CO.
IMPORTERS WHOLESALE PEALERS.
. 3To. 65 and C7 llain streot, St. louis, Ko.
Are now in receipt of their new Stock, embracing
everything in their line.
liF'.Mcrchante visiting our City are requested to
gi us a c;i,i, as we arc determined m sell lor uan
r Prompt Time Paiicr, as low as any Houso in tlx
United States. . - - . .
THE EOIHl OP PRAYER.
11 j God! is any hour so sweet, "
From idush of morn to evening star,
As that which calls me to thy feet,
The hour of prayer?
, Blest is that tranquil hour of morn,
And blest that hour of solemn eve,
.w,JKhei.?8jhejr.iriss of grayer njbtfrne
Tho world I leavol
For then a day spring shinea on me,
Brighter than morn's ethereal glow;
And richer dews descend from thee
Than earth can know. '
Then is my strength by thee renewed:
Then are my sini by thee forgiven;
Then dost thou cheer my solitude
With hope of heaven. -
No words can tell what sweet relief,
There for my every want I find,
What strength for warfare, balm for grief,
What peace of mind!
Hushed isjcach'doubt; gone every fearj
My spirit soeias in heaven to stay;
And e'en the penitential tear
. ' Is wiped away.
Lord! "till I reach yon blissful shore,
No privilege so dear Bhall be,
As thus my inmost soul to pour
: In prayer to tteo..
AN EVENING REVERIE.
One rainy eve I sat me down, beneath the murky
Whore Ekepy hogs weregrunting and tobacco sheds
Whero bull-frogs sing the loudest, and the lurid
A thought was running through my mind, and water
through my boots; .
And as a sudden thunder-clap fax in the distance
Once morel roused. up my ideas, and this was the
. thought I thunk :
Oh, is there not some happy land a land beyond
Where pot-pie smokes in boundlesi lakes, and dump-
liutf grow. on trees?
Can gingerbread be .found hi stacks, and smearkase
by. the ton? '
And when you do a job of work, you got the "ready
Where Nature's lesson may be read in every babbling
Whero .bumble-bees don't sting a chap, and muley
. . bulls don't hook?
Do people there get milk from cows, as much as from
Docs cholic ever come about, the measles or the
mumps? ' .
Do lovers fear for rival swans, to "run them off the
And do they find the girls at home, and never' get
the "sack?" -
Do husoands bear upon their snouts the mark of
Do lambs skip o'er the yerdant hills, and wag their
And in that land that's far away, do mad dogs ever
Can "green ones" see tho 'Elephant" at fifty cents a
Do scents of -oysters reach one's noso, upon each
Do peoplo fear for bed-bugs there, or ever dream of
.- ( fleas?
Do trousers rip without a cause, or brogans ever
. pinch your corns? .
And does the whisky make you "yorked" at half a
As If that land were nigh, there came a strange and
And then upon my list'ning ear the sound of foot
At length I heard a decp-toned voice, which seemed
I looked around it "was a goat it " only hollered
' .- ' "Bah!"
My tpin of thought was broken off my happy
. vision fled
I quickly hustled to my feet, and scampered off to
Never inquire thou of the editor the
nes, for behold it his duty at the ap
pointed time to give it unto thee for
When thou dost write for his paper,
never' say unto him'.' What thinkest
thou of my piece?" for it may be that
the truth would offend thee. .
It is hot fit' that thoushoulds ask him
who is the author of an article,' for his
duty requires him to keep such things
to himself. .
When thou dost enter into his office,
take heed unto thyself that thou dost
not look at what niav be lvincr otren.
1 X m X
for it is not meet in the sight of good
breeding. Neither examine the proof-
sheet, far it is not ready to meet thine
eyes, that thou mayest understand it.
Prefer thine own county paper to
any other, and subscribe immediately
for it and pay in advance, and it will
be well with thee and thy little ones.
Leap Year Dialogue. 'Miss-.will
you take my arm?' . .
.'Yes, sir, and you too."
Can't spare but the. arm replied
the old bachelor.
'Then replied she, 'I shan't take it,
as ray motto is, go the whole hog or
If this world is a free show, what's
the price of admittance? Sin, sorrow,
a small trifling of sunshine, and a good
deal of shadow.
A tailor, in skating, fell through the
ice, and declared he would never again
leave a hot goose for. a cold duck.
A SPEECH BY A DRUNKARD. .
We learn from the London (Canada)
Empire, that a hapless slave of intem
perance lately found his way into a
temperance meeting, while one of the
speakers was expatiating upon the
effects of moral suasion on drunkards.
The-poor inebriate-bruke in upon the
speaker, and delivered himselt of the
following outburst of feeling. Of
course we do not cite his words to prove
the absolute . inutility of moral suasion,
for that agency has called even pro
hibition into existence; but to -show
that mere moral suasion is of itself
inadequate. The inebriate spoke out
abruptly, as follows: .
Moral suasion to drunkards: its no
use, ana its worse tnan no use.
know it. I tell vou. I'm one of 'em.
I am, I am, and I know. -
The whole room was startled into
perfect silence. . In the pause, the very
fire seemed to hold its breath.
I've been a drunkard these ten years.
You know it. You've seen me loafing
aboutyour streets ten years, and you. ve
had a chance to try your moral suasion.
And I an t the only chance, God
knows. Yes, and you've tried it, too.
You kiiow I used to want to knock you
off. You haven't failed to say kind
words, and try your suasion. You all
try' it. The very man that sella me
rum, says, when he pours out a glass
"Come, come, Jerry, yu'd better not
drink any more. .
His. profanity was terrible; but the
equally , terrible earnestness of his
speech suffered not even the chairman
to reprove him.
"You think a clrunketrd ndla per
suading. There's not a drunkard in
the country that's worth saving,' who
doesn't wish, two .hours out of three,
every day his life, that he could knock
off. They've got moral suasion. "What
they Want is help, help, God, God, help,
force, force to back it up.
"You've seen me y ou see me every
day sitting around loafing. You've
thought I've been asleep, thinking of
nothing. Uutside I ve been dead as a
heap of ashesinside I've been a-fire.
When a man's a-going to sell himself
to the devil, cool and easy money
down and wants to drive a sharp
bargain, like your rum-sellers, it may
do to talk of moral suasion to him.
But when the devil's caught a careless
fellow ands got him tight in. his
clutches as he holds us, and we
writhing and squirming, then when you
come along and tnink we need moral
suasion to get us away, you're fools.
And with some of you it's worse than
that. Some of you know. better, and
when you say so, and quote Scripture
to it, you're fools. I can see you're
making devil's speeches, and I believe
the Lord's sharper sighted than I am.
If he pays attention to what goes on
in a temperance meeting, he'll settle
your arguments one of these days. If
vxou uver lets any ining into nen, n
will be rum selling.' There 11 be no
law again' that business there, I tell
you. The devil knows what'll pay for
licensing as well as you. Jiut you go
on selling liquor, and talking about
moral suasion. - vjood uoa, n any
body needs it, it is you ministers, who
darent preach rum down, and your
deacons, who quote Scripture like a
devil s concordance.
Can it be possible that professed
friends of temperance, but opponents
of prohibition, can read this powerful
appeal from the drunkard himself, and
not deduce tne moral:
CRADLE AND' ARM CHAIR.
In his Thanksgiving sermon sketch
ed in the Tribune, Henry Ward Beecher
said, "No houso . is complete without
two pieces of furniture the cradle and
the old arm chair. !No house is full
that hath not in it a babe and a grand
father or a grandmother. Life becomes
more radiant and perfect when its two
extrrmcs keep along with it. The two
loves who watch the cradle and serve
the chair are one. But how different
in all their openings and actions. To
the child the heart turns with more
tenderness of love. To the aged parent,
love is borne upon a series of reverence.
Through the child you look forward-
through the parent backward. In the
child you see hopes, joys to come
brave ambition, and a life yet to be
drawn forth in all its many-sided ex
perience. Through the silver haired
parent you behold the past, life done,
its scene enacted, its histories register
ed. If God calk you to follow your
child, you send it to heaven that God
may rear it for you, saying? take it, oh,
Father, too soon snatched away, and
keep it; and keep me till the weariness
of life is ended, and 1 go too.
But. when the parent goes, ripe in
ycar3, his life blameless, his fruit
gathered and garnered, we give his
form to earth saying with gratitude,
God bs thanked that he ha3 so long
lived and so well; and God be thanked
that he hath now. departed, Go my
mother to thy rest, and be sure that I
will follow hard after thee, and soon
A "BULLY" CHARGE,
The Knickerbocker is responsible
for the following "charge" criven bv a
C3 . a o
Justice of tho Peace, in a certain Re
plevin case. The "Charge of the
Light Brigado" was a "circumstance,"
in comparison: . '
"GenUe7nen of the Jury. This is an
action of replevin, brought by
against , for the purpose of ob
taining the canal boat Ocean Wave,
No. Two, levied on by said
the property of said . 1
charge you as to the mode of constru-
lg . evidence, . namely: If you have
reason to believe that any witness in
this case has wilfully, maliciously, de
liberately and contrary, to the peace
and dignity of the State of Ohio, sworn
to that which is false in a single in
stance you are bound to believe that
he has lied throughout."
Mr, B- , for plantiff, inquired
"What if he be corroborated?"
The Court with much dignity re
plied: "wait till. I am done!"
'.'Andif you should find the afore
mentioned witness is corroborated. or
sustained in any ' particular by any
other witness you are bound to believe
that said last named witness lied also,
in every particular of his statement! I
am also requested to charge you that
you find in your verdict the value of
the property at issue.
"After some deliberation I havfi con
cluded not to do that but will simply
say: if you find, in your finding, what
ever at. that time you may find; on the
other hand, gentlemen, if you find, in
your finding, that you. have not. found
yoir will not have found in your
finding what you ought to have found.
Now gentlemen, you have . heard the
testimony of the witnesses, the argu
ments of counsels and my cJiarge. Take
: Ancient Structures. Nineveh
was fifteen miles long, nine wide, and
forty milc3 round, with a wall 100 feet
high, and thick enough for three chariots
abreast. Babylon was sixty miles
within the walls, which were -75 feet
thick and 300 feet high, with 100 brazen
gates. The Temple of Diana at
Ephesus,: according to. Pliny, required
220 years to complete it, and yrds sup
ported by 127' pillars, 60 feet high,
having been raised by as many kings.
The largest of the pyramids is 481 feet
high, and. 653 on the sides." t Its base
covers eleven acres. The stones arc
about. 30 feet in length, and there arc
208 layers. It employed 300,000 men
in building it. The Labyrinth of Egypt
contained 300 chambers and twelve
halls. Thebes, in Egypt, contains
ruins 27 miles in circumference, and
had 100 gates. Carthage was 25 miles
around. Athens was 25 miles round,
and contained 250,000 citizens and
400,000 slaves. The Temple of Dcl
phos was so rich in donations 'that it
was plundered of 100,000, and Nero
carried 200 statues away from it; The
walls of Rome were 13 miles round.
. JonN Btjnyan's Flute. The 'flute
with which John Bunyan beguiled the
tediousness of his captive hours, is now
in the possession of Mr. Howells,
tailor, Gainsborough. In appearance
it does not look unlike the leg. of a
stool out of which it is said that Bun
yan, while, in prison manufactured it.
When the turnkey, attracted by the
sound of music, entered his cell to as
certain, if possible, the. cause of the
harmony, the flute was replaced in the
stool, and by this means detection was
avoided. Lincolnshire (Lng.) Times
Bound to Run Him. -A young man
was well nigh being ruined by a legacy
left him a few years since bv his
father. It was 25,000 dollars, and the
career ho ran in Chicago, the fastest
town in America, made him a pauper,
and a miserable broken down loafer,
who was, . from ' a liberal sowing of
wild oats, reaping a most abundant
crop of repentance. In this mood
and tense it was . announced to him
that a deceased uncle had just left him
30,000 dollars. "Oh dear," was his
exclamation, "have I got to go through
all this again? It'll kill me, just as
sure as shooting. It's no use to fight
n fTfllTlcf -To fa .ill A vr'vr Tirmrwl frv nnr mo''5
The fellow who dammed ud the
Mississippi with a chip, has been sent
tor to cure tne cancer at tnc tropic.
The Parsimmon county debating
club out west, are debating the ques
tion: Which i3 the proudest a girl
with her first beau, or a woman with
her first baby? ;
THE BOY OP THE TTHES. .
We like an active boy, says tho
Southren Organ, one who has the im
pulse of the age the steam-engine
in him; A lazy, plodding, snail-paced
chap might hate got along in tho world
fifty years ago, but he won't-do for
these times. We live in. an ago of
quick ideas: men think quickly, speak
quickly, cat, sleep, court, marry, die,
quickly, and slow coaches aro not tole-
ratcd.Go ahead if yoa I ... A yc -..
boiler," is the motto of the age; and
be succeeds the best in everyline of
business who has the most of do or
die in him.
Strive, boys to catch the spirit of
tho times; be up and dressed always,
not gapmg and rubbing your eyes as if
you were naif asleep, but wide awake,
whatever may turn utj and you may
be somebody before you die.
Think, plan, reflect as much as you
please, before you act; but think quickly
and closely, and when you have fixed
your eyes upon an object, spring to the
mark" at once.
But above all things be honest. If
you intend to be an artist, carve it in
the wood, chisel it in the marble; if a
merchant, write it ' in your day-book
and spread it in capitals in your ledger.
Let honesty of purpose be your guid
ing star. . . ,
The "portion of our globe that is
covered with water is now just begin
ning to be made familiar to U3.' The
persons who- have been foremost and
most instrumental in searching out the
causes of thex various phenomena of
the sea, that are so well known and so
little understood, are our countrymen,
ProfessorBache and Lieutenant Maury.
The former, in a lecture which he lately
delivered upon the subject, says that
the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean is
traversed by. a: range of mountains,
similar to. the chain running some
distance back from, the coast, and the
Gulf Stream pursues its way over the
tops . .of these ridges, and evidently
bears; some intimate relation to them.
In the. gorges of these mountains are
found strips of cold water, from the
north, and water is found even so far
down as latitude 29 degrees south only
30 degrees of temperature. These
cold streams run in exactly an opposite
direction to the warmer currents, which
prevail in the Gulf Stream, that is to
say, they run from north-east to south
west. Professor Bache could not
pretend to say in what manner this
knowledge of the differences in tem
perature may be made ' available for
commercial or other purposes.
' ONE THAT NEVER THANKED GOD.
In the days when German rational
ism began to send its floods of ruinous
infidelity over the old German land,
one of those humanly illuminated wor
shippers of reason instead of God in
Christ, came in his journeyings to the
humble house - of an old-fashioned,
sturdy German farmer, who, with a
firm devotion, held- fast to the faith
and piety of hl3 ancestors. The con
ceited, unbelieving illuminalus had,
every-wbcre among the. villagers, met
the ancient, child-like faith and religi
ous devotion. . As usual, he had been
talking glibly to 'his grave host, of the
folly of the old Bible faith, the ' non
sense of prayer, and a thousand simi
lar topics of the Infidel philosophers
of the hour. "When they sat down to
their evening meal, the host reverently
returned thanks to God, the giver of
all good,- tor the food before them.
hen they began to eat, the guest re
marked: "You are very' pious still, in' this
region; I believe every body hero yet
"By no means," said the good old
Christian, "all do not pray and give
thanks; I know of an exception; I
have ia pig In my sty that never thanks
I Viod before eating.
Angels in Petticoats. A funny
correspondent of the Portland Tran
. . "I have recently gin up all Idea of
women tolks, and come back to parliti
kal life. I am more at home in this
line than in huntin' the fair sects.
Aingills . in petticots an' "kiss me
quicks" 13 pretty to look at, 1 gin in,
but darn 'em, they are slippery as cch,
and when you fish for 'em and get a
bite, you some how or other find your
self at the wrong end of the line, they've
cotched you! An' when you've stuficd
'em with peanuts, candy, and dogger
types, they will throw you away as
they would a cold tatcr. Leastwise,
that's bin my experience. But I've
done with 'em now. The Queen of
Sheber, the sleepin' beauty, Kleopatxy's
needle, . Pompey's piller, an' Lot's
wife, with a steam engine to help 'em'
couldn't tempt me. : Tho very sight of
a bonnet riles me all over."
' NOT HIS "OTHER.
There was a pine coffin borne through
tho drifting snows. At the grave's
verge the lid was thrown back, and tho
face of the sleeper was revealed. 1
was a faco marked with time and caro
there wa3 not a line of beauty In it; ..
it was the countenance of a poor, plain,
old woman. And yet I heard bitttt
sobs and choking sighs not far from
my elbow, and looking up I saw tho
en . rcn oi tne deceased approaching
to take the last look at a face which
was dear and beautiful to them. Tho
affections never yet clung to an object
without investing it with a degree of
loveliness, and was there ever a kind,
gentle mother, who was not beautiful
in her children's' estimation!
The hair which is tucked away under
the muslin cap, may be thickly thread
ed with silver the forehead may bo
furrowed, and the eye lustreless, still
it i3 associated in -the mind of tho
child, With a love which never slumber- .
ed, and "a gentleness which nothing
How carelessly the sexton tramped,
around the grave, treading the fresh .
earth in among the, new fallen snow!
It was not his mother ho was hurrying;
you could sec. that at a glance it
wa3 a poor, plain old woman; almost a
pauper. The cord3 r.attlpd, and tho
clods afterward rumbled. Heaven com- '
fort tho motherless, in such an hour as
that! ' ,
A TOUCHING INCIDENT.
The saddest story that we ever read'
was that of a little child in Switzerland,
a pet boy, just as yours is, reader,
whom his mother, one bright morning,
rigged out in a beautiful jacket all
shining with gilt and buttons, and gay
as a mother's lovo could make it, and
then permitted him to go out to play. ,;
He had scarcely stepped from the door
of the "Swiss Cottage," when an en
ormous eagle scooped him from tho
earth and' bore him to its nest, high up
among the mountains, and yet in sight
of the 'houso '.of which he was the joy.,
There he wa3 killed and dcroured, the
eyrie being at a point which was literal-
ly inaccessible to man, so that no relief
could be afforded. In tearing the .
child to pieces, the eagle so placed his
gay jacket in the nest that it became
a fixture there, and whenever the'wlnd" ,
blew it would flutter, and tho sun would
shino upon its lovely trimmings and
ornaments. .For years it was visible .
from the low lands, long after the ;
eagles had abandoned the nest. "What "
a sight it. must have been to the parents ;
of the victim.
A friend Of ours thus eulogizes his"
musical attainments: "I know two tunes " . .
the one i3 Auld Lang Sync, the other ."'
isn't; I always sing the latter." .
Voltaire defined a physlslan as an
unfortunate gentleman, expected every .
day to perform a miracle; namely, to
reconcile health with intemperance.
Old Joe Bartlett honestly says .
"To sec an old man with one foot ."
the grave and the other quivering oil " ..
tho brink, laughing at morals and rldl
cullng religion, is the most detcstablb . "
picture of human depravity which tho .
heart can conceive, or the imagination "
It Is the distinguishing characteristic ...'"
of merit, to be ever active in laudable
There i3 a meaning in all. tilings. .
Even virtue itself hath its limit, beyond
which it ceases to be virtue,
.If men wish to be held in esteem, .
they must associate with those only..
who are estimable, '
If you would have a thing kept secret' " '
never tell it to any one; and if you
would not have, a thing known of you. :
never do it
The happiest man in the world i s.tho
man with j us t'wealth enough to keep'
him in spirits and just children enough
to make, him industrious. . '..
When you get into a fit of. pa3sion :
just walk out into the air, you may
speak your mind to the w ind3 without . .
hurting any one or proclaiming your- . .
self a simpleton. . . .:"
Punch, sometime since, said a lady's
bonnet was a "pretender to the crown." ' . .
It is "pretty much the same" yet only .
it has ah addition, this Spring, of a V
pigeon tail attached, widely spread out
over tho neck and shoulders. .
Justice may be defined as that virtue -.
which impels us to give every person s
what is his due. Goldsmith,
A public office i3 a guest which re
ceives the best usage from them who -
never invited it. Thomas Fuller. .
No degree of knowledge attainable
by man i3 able to set him above the want
of hourly assistance. Er. Johnson.
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