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-AN INDEPENDENT WEEKLY NEWSPAPER DEVOTED TO MATTERS OF ; GENERAL INTEREST TO THE COMMUNITY AT LARGE.-'.
BROWNVILLE, NEMAHA COUNTY, N. T., SATUMY, OCTOBER 25, 1856.
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IIOWNTILLE, N. T.
Tear(inTariaLIy in advance),
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X candidates for ofHee,
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vi!cge of yearly advertisers will be eonfined
.befr own business ; and all advertisements
thereto, to be paid for extra.
1 advertisements charged double the above
omenta on the inside exclusively
;;;a bills, ball tickets,
other kind of work that may be called for.
- ynirchaeed, in connects n with the "Reflec
e aii extensive and excellent variety of
?t styles, we are preTnrcd to do h.ny kind of
fioocd in the above Catalogue, with neat
ii'patch. .iwiftnr. -who. havin?had an extensive ex-
will give his personal attention to this branch I
ss, and hopes, in his en ieavors 10 piease,
e excellence of his work, and reasonable
o receive a share of the public patronage.
OAR F. LAKE Z, CO.,
II nn T ATI I riTHI
;E en LIiin,bet. 1st andSiSta
Erownville, K. T.
S. H0LL1DAY, II. D.
EROWNVILLE, . T.;
, thare of public patronage, in the various
his profession, from the cuiiens ci Urown
Zt J. D. IT. THOMPSON,
LE3ALK AND RETAIL DEALERS IS
Qneenswnre, Groceries, and
rHOYTNYILLE. N. T.
HOBLITZELL & CO.,
jLESALS ako ketall DEALERS IK
ROYTN VILLE. N. T.
SS MARY W. TURNER,
cl 33roos Ik.IeOx.cr.
reet, betweeu Hain and Water,
?,OWNVILLE, N. T.
and Irimmings always cn hand.
Y7. Y7 HEELER,
7ECT MID BUILDER.
xtt. nLTi! ttl'-jI'il srs.
a wxivlllo . T.
OHN S. HOYT,
Sunreycr and Lara Agent,
-vdson county, N. TM will attend promptly
' business in bis profession, when called on:
ring Taxes, Recording Claims. Subdividing
ng out Town LotsDraf ling City Hats 4c.
e and address
ARC11ER, Richardson co., N. T.
J. HAHT c SOIT
on, Holt County, DXissonri.
Untly on hand all description of Harness,
i; very articie in onr htp i mannfvtnrcd
and warranted to g:Ve sati.avtion.
J. D. N. THOMPSON,
LOT AND LAND AGENT; .
EROWNVILLE, N. T, , . V
Will attend the Courts of Northern Missouri, Ne
braska and Western Iowa. , . . "
K. I. HAEPISG. J. C. KTJfEOTGH K. F. T002tI3.
HARDI!!3, MLSOOI & CO., ,
2Iantrfaeiurert and Wholesale Dealer i
HATS, CAPS & STHAW GOODS,
XkO 43 Hiia street, let. Clivs ari Tina,
ST. LOUIS, HO. . , , '
Particular attention paid to manufacturins our
finest iLole Hats.
E. M. M'COMAS,
AND OBSTETRICIAN, r
NEMAHA CITY, N T.
Tenders his professional serrices to the citizens f
JASIES W. GIBSON,
BLACKS M IT IE,
Second Street, between Main and Nebraska,
BROWNVILLE, N. TV
A. L. COATS,
BROWNVILLE, NEMAHA CO.
Kebraalta Territory. '
C. V. SNOW,
A"" A.c coucliour , '
R. W. FURNAS,
MI Ml LOT If?,
AND AGENT FOR
BROWNVILLE, N. T.
A. A. BRADFORD,
Nebraska Citv, N.T.
D. L. Mc'GABY
BRADFORD, McLEXNAX & McGARY,
ATTOBFJBYS AT W
BrovrnTille and Jfebraska-CitJV .
: NEBRASKA TERRITORY. '
T) EING permanently located in the Territory, we
JD will give onr entire time and attention to the
practice of our profession, in all its branches. Mat
ters in Litigation, Collections of Debt?, Sales and
rurchases of Kcal tstate, Selections oT Land, Loca
ting of Land arranU, and all other business en
trusted to our management, "will receive prompt and
R. .F. Nuckolls, '
Hon. James Craig, StC Joseph, Mo
Hon. James M. IInglae?i " ?t. Louis, Mo
Hon. John P.. Shepley, " - -
Messrs. Crow, McCrearyi Co. u
Messrs. S. G. Hubbard i, Co., Cincinnati O.
lion, J. M. Love, ' Keokuk, Iowa,
vl-nl - Juno 7, 1856.
NUCKOLLS, RUSSELL, & CO.
WHOLESALE AND FETAIL DEALERS TS
HAEDWAEfi AND . CUTLERY,
Ilcdicines, Dye StiifS, '
Saddlery, Boots & Shoes, Hats & Caps,
IRON, NAILS, STOVES, PLOWS Ac.
Also Furniture of all kinds, Window Sash, &e
A. D. KIRK,
ATTORNEY AT LAW,
Land Agent and Notary Public,-
Archer, Richardson comity, N.T.
Will practice in the Courts of Nebraska, assisted
by Harding and Bennett, Nebraska City.
JACOD S AFFORD,
Attorney, and Counsellor at Law.
GENERAL INSURANCE AND LAND AGENT.
And Notary Publia
Nebraska City, Nebraska Teftitoryi
"T7TLL attend promptly to all buisncss entrusted
i V to his care, in Nebraska Territory and West
September 12, 1S5S. vlnl5-ly
SPRIGMAN & BROWN,
RAILROAD A!:J STEAMBOAT
And General Commission 'lerchants.
No. 40, Tublic Landing.
M. W. EIEEX.
J. D. WHITE.
NEBRASKA CITY, N. T.
HAVING made arrangements by which we will
receive accurate copiea of all the Townships
embraced in the Eastern portion of Nebraska, we
are now prepared to offer our services to the
"SQUATTERS OF THE TERRITTORY,"
In Filins: Declaratory Statements of
Intention to I're-erapt. Securing:
. Pre-emptions, IiOcatinjr Land
LAND WARRANTS BOUGHT & SOLD.
Land Entered on Time, &c.
Particular attention paid to Buying and Selling
Property on commission: Alo, to making Collections
and forwarding remittances to any part of the L Eaon
Blanks of all kinds alwav on hand.
RIDEN &. WHITE.
' REFERENCES. -
: ITon. A. A. Rradfurd,
S. F. NucWJs,
Messrs. Dolman & Weft,
Peter A. Keller,
June IS, 1S05. rl-u4
St. Joseph, Mo.,
! For the Nebraska Advertiser.
ATST7IS TO "AESTT2AHC2 CF H0LLTE,"
BT MOLLIS. t
Ti3 auliiunn, and the frost-browned leaves
Lie strewn thick around -
Loos'd the noelc-ps Land of time, .
They 'ye fallen to the ground; ' . "
They'll i cnsh there, those withered leaves,
An 1 rapidly detny; -
Ajid wt en returning summer comes, ' " ' ;
They irill have passed away. (.
And wi ll there nothlag be of them
To mi-Hhe spot they fell; - ' -
And not a ilrace of them be left,
Within that sun -lit dell? ,
Ah, wht is that? 'Tis a timid flower-
In modest beauty bright
Lifts up :ita head to catch the dawn
The son's first gusli of light.
And yonder proud, o'erbearins oak,
That with its haughty form
Flimr! out a bold def ance to
The swiftly coming storm. -
Tae lijaras decaying gives th Co?- .
It'd bright and glowing hue,
And gives the oak it's strength and power,
Year by year anew.
Tis thus with us all, when time shall roll on,
And the gates of Death have been passed,
Our spirits, by sorrow and suffering refined,
Gain the bright Win of Heaven at last I
And then, shall the influence e ver be felt,
Of the thoughts that genius has penned,
And brighter, and brighter, those treasures will glow,
Till time shall be without end.
Written forth Nebraska Advertiser.
KY ILL-HATCHED COUSIN.
BY TOM TURNIP.
' "Merry were the glee of their harp-strings,
And their dancing feet eo small,
But oh! the sound of their talking '
- Was merrierfLT than all.'!
That i, the talking of my cousin
iSfctticnnd Jane; for of all the mirth
fal dfls tou -ever saw, I'll warrant
they'd take the lead. Tsettie was the
oldest, just eighteen; dark, yes shining
Idack, I meant to say, were her eyes,
and.thay sparkled out, radiating her
crimson checks like morning sunshine
illuminates blushing vineyards. ' The
manner in which, I always supposed
she came by those velvet cheeks was
by free air exercise; for she didn't mind
out-running all of us to the wild-grape
bower, a good furlong from her uncle's
house, any more than I did to pat her
on-those 'same flusin!?, rosy cheeks
after we cot there.
" Now Jane "was exactly like Nettie,
that is, she would have been provided
she had not differed from her consider
ably. In the first place, here eyes
were sky-blue, and her .cheeks but
faintly ; tinged with crimson; and
secondly she generally laughed a little
more than her sister, I mean broke out
in fits of cochination oftener, though
they never lasted half so long a,s
Nettie's, she was younger and more
slightly formed, and then she didn't
love her cousin quite as well an Nettie
did! Ah! fair Nettie those runs and
j loud peals of laughter Jbave long since
Deen cnangea ior tne cares ana tnais
of the' matron! .
The winter that Jane was sixteen,
Uncle had a Clrristmas party ,and among
the company was my old bachelor
friend Thornton, and if all the prophets
in the world had'told me, I would not
have believed the truth;' for don't you
think that little blue-eyed nymph took
a fancy to the antiquated old fellow!
which, as soon as he found it out, had
like to have set him distracted! How
it happened T can't, for the life of me,
make out, for Thornton wa3 as tigly as
there was any use for, and, I thought,
& good deal more so. ; ' . . :
True enough hl3 ugliness, as folks
say, wasn't his only virtue, for he
possessed 1 good education, owned a
neat little farm, with a neat little house
on it, and it looked a" 3 though all he'
lacked was a neat, little wi humph!
he didn't deserve u6h an angel though
as cousin Jane was! He did finally
get her though, and so what's the use'
of sweating rJbout it; but if you'll be,
as old neighbor Humphrey says, "a
little inpatient,'' I'll tell you how he
did the matter, for it teas sort of queer.
Now Billy Mr. Wm. Thornton, I
mean was rather too steady and stern,
he thought, to go into downright
"sparking1 setting up in dimly-lighted
comers and letting love ooze
right out at your -fingers ends; pro
vided you couldn't muster up courage
enough to let it ooze out between your
teeth, and consequently he, ashehad
the greatest right to do took a differ
ent plan, far it. " :
In the first place he tried to get, as
they say, on the "sood-side" of Uncle
and Aunt. Now Uncle himself had
married '. young, and as a matter of
course, had a general antipathy for old
oaciiciors, . iiis
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the contrary notwithstanding and would
not, m the least, encourage his-suit.
Possibly he might have broken up the
attachment1 at once, had it not: been
that Aunt was a very , tenderhearted
woman and sympathised to such an
extent with the old fellow's misfortunes
that she somewhat curbed the coming
tempest. " .. ; '
Finding this first' proceeding was
r et going to work much smoother than
a bunch of 'flax over a new hackle, he
u?::?tc. . and' fell to -wcrVwin tis own
way of course, to courting Jane. He
used to drive up to Uncle's great gate
in his buggy ot a bunday morning,
alight, get Jane in, and go trotting off
to church. 1 used to tease coz. to know
what what her old beau talked about
on the way, but she was "mum" on the
subject, and looked very solemn when
I and Nettie took a good laugh over
the mother. Poor thing! I pitied her
after all for I feared her delusive fancy
was only occasioned bynon-acquaint
ance with "gayer things and younger
company. - j .
Ihings went onXhus for near six
months, and persuasions' from self and
Nettie seemed to have no effect. " One
Sunday morning in-June, Thornton
met Jane and her little brother at the
orchard, and they took a long walk
over the fields and meadows. Nettie
and myself, meanwhile, wandered off
to the brook that wound through the
maple grove, beyond the wild-grape
bower, to cull wild flowers on its mossy
banks, and watch the tiny fish that
sported m its dancing vaters..
The. lasting effect wlich soft words
that day spoken betweenself and Nettie,
produced, and events founded on the
vows and happy moments of that fore
noon's ramble, shall, it some future
ume, De given at lengtn, tor your
perusal, for "thereby hangs a i tale.
But to the subject' direct.
On our way home some wayward or
iancitul notion caused us to pass by
the wild-grape bower. ( We discovered
nothing of life near except a gold
finch sending fotrh his maten soi
until almost beneath its very shadow,
when little Albert came sauntering
slowly out, and without observing us
went down to the edge of the pond,
near by, to pluck water-cresses.
Suspecting Jennie and her beau to
be near, we stepped sery lightly up to
the outer verge of tie foliage, parted
it gently, and peepd through! By
Perkings! there wasThornton sitting
on the bench " span up" to the side
ot Jennie,' and she boking thought
fully down upon the jround. I knew
by his looks that he was trying hard
to sum up enough 'courage to "pop
the question;" for. ais .very boots
trembled, and I nudce! Nettle to know
what we should do. t She wnispered
gently in my ear to saute them with a
bear growl! There had been an ani
mal of that "texture" reported to have
been lately seen in tlx3 neighborhood,
and I was by no mems awkward at
imitating the languagj of his species
so puckering up my nouth, I crouched
uown anu uttered a most excruciating
j -in. -i . ...
growl! Thornton spring wildly to his
teet and Jane with a thriek fell m his
arms. Nettie burst firth into an un
controllable fit of loud (aughter, despite
Hi? sister's fright, whifh I feared I had
made rather serious; lut the Jaughing
had the best of effect j for it soon ex
plained to them the tre nature of the
alarm..' . '.". j,
I and Nettie waited in looting
awfully mischievous, cad when coz. re
covered from her fright, we all took a
good laugh over the joke. But ., the
worst of the matter wes that the fright
or rather the protection he gave to her,
settled the business for they went
home mutually engaged; and that's the
waylhappened togetcn "Ill-Matched
Cousin." V -:"
West Charleston, O. Oct.' 1st, 1856.
By English Gramma?, we mean the
grammar used in speaking and writing
among the English; for example: The
Westminster Review sajs:
"The physician who i cures a fever,
or the surgeon who sets - an arm on
Sunday, lose their rest.3 '
The old rule would require us to
say, "loses his." But aain: the Lon-
don Christian Times ays:
"Sir J. Poul, together with Mr;
Bates, are at Pentonville; Mr. Strahan
is in one of the convicts prisons near
London; and ic is thought, when these
two are sent to their final destination,
that the clemency of the Crown will
be extended to ' Mr. . Bates,, and his
liberation take place.' !
That is ,to say, Sir, J. Paul are at
Pentonville with Mr. Bates. Mr.
Strahan is somewhere lse, and "when
these tiro" which two? arc sent to
their final destination,'Mr7Bates will
be liberated. This sentence is not to
be parsed or understood by any of the
ordinary rules of language. ,
From the Philadelphia Ledger, July 7th.
THE CASHKESS GOAT ITS ESTEODUCTIOX
-WTO A2S3ICA.' ' '
It is not as yet generally tnown
that the Thibet goat, from whose wool
the famous Cashmere snawls are made,
has been introduced successfully into
the United States. This enterprising
undertaking was' achieved, a few years
since, r.ft:r -sariy. difficulties, byDr.
J. B. Davis, of Columbia. S. 6.. at
that time employed by the Ottoman
Porte, in experimenting on the growth
of cotton, in the Sultan s dominions.
Dr. Davis succeeded, at vast expense,
, .1 i .
m securiLgeieven ot tne pure breed,
which, on his way home, he exhibited
in London and Paris. Since that
period the goat has - been introduced
from South Carolina into Tennessee,
where it is said to thrive. The value
of a flock may bs estimated from the
fact that no real Thibet goat has ever
been sold for less-than a thousand
dollars. This enormous "price, more
.'over, is not a speculative one, for , no
fleeced animal, has. wool of .sucIl fine
ness and durability, i The wool of all
the Thibet goats in Tennessee, for ex
ample, has been engaged, at New York,
this year at eight dollars and a' half
per pound, the purchasers designing
to sent it to Paisely, m Scotland, in
order to be manufactured into shawls.
Thc'prices paid for the real Cash
mere shawls, or those woven in India,
nave sometimes been almost fabulous.
A full sized shawl, such as is called in
America a long shawl, ordinarily com
mands in Paris or London from five
hundred to five thousand dollars, ac
cording to the quality. Scarfs and
square shawls, being smaller, sell for
less. It is a mistake, however, to sup
pose that all these shwals are manufac
tured in India, in the shape in which
they arc sold here. Generally, indeed,
the centers and borders come out
separately, and are put together after
wards in sizes, and often patterns, to
suit customers. Moreover, . a large
portion of the shawls sold as real India
ones are actually made in France, for
the Thibet goat was introduced into
that country more than thirty years
ago, and the Cashmere shawls imitated
with considerable skill. . Judges of
the articles "pretend . to say, -however,
that the real India shawl, can be de
tected, by its having aless evenly woven
web, and also from its brighter colors.
It is likewise said that the border of
the genuine Cashmere shawl i3 invari
ably, woven in small pieces, which are
afterwards sewed together, as the whole
border is subsequently sewn on to the
center. But other authorities deny
that the skill of JGodia is insufficient to
broche a shawl; in other words, to weave
the border and centre in one piece, or
run the pattern of the former over the
latter. . "
Notwithstanding the successful imi
tation of these shawls, fashion and
luxury still prefer the apparently ruder
original. Just as laces, woven by
hand, bring aprice more than five times
as great as the same pattern wovenby
machinery, so a Cashmere shawl,known
to have come from India, will fetch
vastly more than the cleverest imita
tion. Probably, however, this is not
all. Persons familiar with both the
real article and the imitation assert that
the former is softer than the ; latter,
and that this softness arises partly
from, the way the thread is ; Spun, and
pjfrtly because the (Thibet goat, when
exported from its native hills, sensibly
deteriorates, There 13 also a shawl,
known popularly as the French Cash
mere, which is an imitation of the imi
tation; -but this hashone, or. very little
01 the wool even of the imported
lhibet goat. The animal from which
this valuable fleece is taken is a hardy
creature, at least in its original local
ity; and thelf fine curled wool lies
close to the skin, just as the under hair
of the . common " goat lies under the
upper hair. : Eight ounces for a full
sized goat is a large yield,-but" the
yearlings, from whom the best wool is
taken, give less.; About five pounds
is required to maks a shawl of the
largest size and finer quality; but three
or four pounds is sufficient for an in
ferior one. . '. -
THE LATE G. G. TOSTES. ,
The New York Tunes, speaking of
the death of this erratic genius, says :
"Mr. Foster has been a notoriety
for severl years past, and one of his
more recent escapades in Philadelphia
brought his name painfully prominent
before the public. He was a native 0
Vermont; - and was by profession a
printer; but ho possessed a remarkable
faculty at paragraphing, and had been
for many y eats connected with various
papers m iNew Orleans, at the west
in Baltimore, Philadelphia, and this
city;- at the-timeot-fiis-Ieath-he wa:
" " -" ' " ' rl
connected with the Philadelphia Morn
ing Times. -'Some two years ago he
was imprisoned in Moyainensing for
forging the name of Mr. Burton, man
ages cf the theater in Chambers street,
and during his imprisonment he was
married to Madame de ! Maruerittes.
After being in prison nearly a year he
was released without a trial, no one
appearing to testify against him. He
has two daughters residing in this city.
"Mr. Foster was a rather remark
able example of the worthlessnes3 of a
brilliant talent nn guided by a moral
purpose, or a decent regard for the
conventional proprieties of civilized
society. Undoubtedly many men,
with much les3 ability, havo achieved
a permanent reputation, an exalted
position, and independence. But
morality is, in itself, talent, and without
it, talent- i3 useless. Mr. Foster
possessed a most sensitive organiza
ization, he had considerable musical
cultivation, and wrote some poetry of
a more respectable character. He had
been connected with the theatre a3 an
actor, a musician, and a dramatist, and
was at one time, member of an Eques
trian Company, and formed one of the
band of a traveling, menagerie. But
his talent for newspaper paragraphing
was his forte, and in that line, he had
not many superiors. He was the author
of several publications, most of which
were of a character to exclude them
from the hands of readers not over
fastidious; broad descriptions of the
lower phases of City life, interwoven
with little episodes of romantic writing,
rom the staple of these : works, which
were written on the spur of the mo
ment to relieve pressing wants. He
has not, probably, left anything worthy
ot preservation, ot a literary character.
He was a genuine Bohemian, in hi3
nature, and no encouragement, nor
any prospect of success, could induce
him to continue long in one place, or
constant to any employment. He does
not appear to have any great vices,
but he was hopelessly loose and un
certain, , .
JC3fATHA2T AND HX3 E2H3E AT A FASHICN-
' - r ' . ' ABLE HOTEL.
At one of our fashionable hotels the
other day, among the arrivals wa3 one
of the genus verdant--a regular no-
mistake : Jonathan with eves wide
open at the novelties that he met at
every turn.' He had brought with him
his better half--a strapping, flaxen
haired lass, bedecked with a profusion
of ribbons and cheap jewelry; they
lave evidently "come down to Boston
0 spend the honeymoon, and Jonathan
had, no doubt, "dared the expense."
The first morning after their arrival,
the servant was thrown into' hysterics
by a verdant mistake; Jonathan's bell
rang furiously, and he demanded to
see the landlord; that functionary
having made his appearance he was
"How are ye? howde do, old feller?
-Me and Patience finds all right here
room fixed up fust rate gives a
eller a highfalutin feeling; but I say,
old hoss, we want a wash bowl and
owel to take off the du3t outside, then
Fll come down and take a little New
England with ye."
"Here are all conveniences of wash
ing, Sir," said the landlord, stepping
to a mahogany wash sink and raising
the lid. . . . ; :!,:.
"Gosh all Potomac!" exclaimed our
Yankee, "icho'dever thought of that 'ere
table a openm on the top that way:.
-r ,iT ., 1 .1
iMoxnmg lurtner occurred until tne
hour for breakfast, when the verdant
couple were seated at the table; and
Jonathan, having burnt his throat by
orinKinsz nis conee too not.-ana atteinrt-
ted to help himself to ah omlettc with
his' fingers, 'finally had. his attention
attracted by some fish balls, which are
as everybody knows, fish and potatoes
minced together, rolled intor balls about
as large as an ordinary siezed apple,
and cooked brown. -
Having procured the dish that con
tained them, by mean3 cf a servant, he
helped himself and partner to one
each grasping the precious morsal
firmly in hand Jonathan, opening
his capacious jaws, took a bite from
his, when suddenly he disgorged the
morsal with an expression of disarv
pointment, and turning to his bride,
exclaimed: . .
"I swow, Patience, these dovgTtnud
arc noihin but codfish and Haters:
Dutch. The other day two Dutch
men were overheard discussing aknotty
question, baid Hans: -
- "Yacob, vatde Yankee3 mean, when
he say about dcr mommemter, and de
ieerow?". ; - , ." -
- Vafr said Jacob, ftyou no veristan
dat?f.:. , ;. ...
.'. "No, vat he mean?" . ' , '
"Yj" 'said Jacob, fit mean twenty
hinchea below cm?t.get no colderl".
" In the Hons 0 of Reprcscntativea S
joint resolution. wa3 recently adopted
which allows to the ner; members , cf
the Houss a large number cf books' of
a public character, and which alio pro
vides that members, should thev pre
fer it, should Ie entitled to books cf.
their own selection of tho value -of
those regularly distributed.' The Hous3
was doubtless in a good humor - wh;n
it voted cn thi3 proposition, and d!sr:
posed to be particularly agreeable ti
tho "'new members' "We think, Lot
ever, that the resolution might havo
been improved by an additional clauie;
allowing such of the new members xi
mav be deficient in their mental trafcn
rag. to take a' collegiate-course iif
some popular university, the expenses
to bo paid from, any unappropriated
fund in tho United States Treasury'.!
Eut the resolution has been reported
by a committee in: the "Senate with
some material- changes.' The Senate
committee not being actuated by the
liberal impulses which scctn to charac
terize the members of .the other Chamber,-have
. struck out the provision1
which enables members to select' fcr
themselves professional or miscellane
ous libraries 'at the expense : of .the.
people, thu3 confining the operation of
the resolution to the purpose for which
it was originally . intended," the distri
bution of certain works which .have ,
been published at great expense and
subscribed for by Congrcs.i.:. .The
Senate committee have-.modlficd the
resolution . in other respects, Eo'that t
the cost of the books will amount - to
S73& for each .member instead of
1,2(30 saving in the whole about
00,000. ' ; ; '
The practise of distributing books
among members of Congress, .it i.l
said, originated in the accumulation in
the Congressional library of a largo
number of works for. which Congress
had subscribed, with the view of assist-
ingin their publication. It was stated
by Mr. Pearce, of -Maryland,, in the
Senate, that the first resolution .for"
distribution was - parsed in 1823, it
being thought that' this would be the
easiest method of spreading tht? books
through the country, so as to ; render
them generally accessible. "When the
original number received by subscrip- .
tion was exhausted, Congress began to' '
purchase, until . now the practice ha3
grown up into a system, so vast ; anijl .
go liable to aLtise, that in the opinion
of many it ought to be; "abolished
entirely.. : ;Mr. Pcarcc- also remarked
in the Senate a few days ago? that he'
would not : telr all "'he knew of the
abuses' of -this system,' lest- it should
bring Congress into disrepute!"-
Baltimore American.. - - - ?.."
- rrr roa a lawyer. .
An old lady walked into a lawyer'
efhee,' lately, when 'the following . con
versation took place: ...' -
"bquire, I called to'sce if you would
like to take this boy, and make a law
yer of him' . ... ;
"The boy appears rather young,'
ma am. now old 13 he: .
"Seven years, sir." . .- . -"Ho
is too young, - decidedly .'too
oung. Have you no older boys?" :
' "Oh, yes, sir, I have several: but
we have concluded to make farmers of
the others. I told . my husbnhd I
thought this little fellow would mako'
a first-rate lawyer, and so I .called to
see if you would take him : ..V
"xmo, madam, he is too young yctto
commence the study of a profession.-
But why do yon think thi3 boy so much
better calculated fcr a lawyer than your
x1 O Tl i -i t
uiuer buus; . n nat are rua paruciuar
. "IVhyV 6.6' you see, sir, he is just
seven year3 oldto-day- When he was
only five ;he would lio like the devil;
when he got to be six, he wa3 sassy
and impudent a3 any crittnr conld be;
and now ho will steal everything ho
can lay his hand3 on. Now'if h8 ain't
fit frs: a lawyer, I would like to.know
what he would h?vc to learn?" ,
; "Pretty, well educated, I should
think" ' , - .-" . ..
A seal recently found its way into
the marshes of the Roanoke river, N.
C, where it was regaling itself upon
the shad caught in a fisherman's net.
The man not liking to have his fish
consumed at the rate demanded by the
stranger, gof Us gun and shot the"seal,
which was found to be a large one
yielding 'three gallons . of oil. The
question i?,. how did the" seal get into
bollix Carolina waters: corne suppose
that it floated down on a cake of ice.-
What's ' the' difference ' between xi
candle in the Mammoth Cave r.nd a
danco In a pullicliou-e? The one 13 2
taper" in a cavernand 'the other ,is a
caper .m a tavern. -. . - -
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