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DEVOTED TO ART, SCIENCE, AGRICULTURE, COMMERCE, NEWS, POLITICS, GENERAL INTELLIGENCE AND THE ililERESTS 0F NEBRASKA.
CITY OF BROWNVILLE, NEMAHA COUNTY, N. T., THURSDAY, DECEMBER 10, 1857.
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U IDTTX3 AP FTSLISHID EVERT THTB5TAY BT
fURNAS & LANGDON,
- Second St. let. Main and Water.
f Lake's Block,
BKOWXVILLli:, X. TV
r.jrcnejerirpAii-in advance, - - $2,00
. " .. -at the end oF 6 months, 2,5
- m 12 - 3,00
Ciiibs of 12 or mre will be famished at $1,50 per
awasu. provided the cash accompanies the order,
KATES OF ADVERTISING:
pzt M'iare. ' 12 lines' of less,) one insertion,
,-h ail.-ijca.l insertion,
0: square, one month .
m thre- months,
. " fix months,
" ore year,
Bi ire- Car is of .-ix lines or less one Tear,
Oae tV.uxn, one year,
Cjf-'Eif CViucn.oTie year,
! - fourth " ..
0v-e:jh:h " '
j C jlntan. six months.
' - aiif L' jiuain, six months,
- f .cnh " "
i fi;t:h " "
I iiitna. three months.
' biif Co'.sain, three mocth,
- f.srta "
i-jumt' eanlidatM for oScin advance,)
fa-h iniTanee will be required fr all advertise-3-.u
ic?i't where actual re?r.onibi!ity is knoirn.
T: pr eeat f jr each change be added t the
.Swiiaj Ussiness Card of five lines orless,for
'oaiverti?!rents will be considered bj the year,
ca ts? specified n the manuscript, or previously
irfi n Between th parties,
i rAIv?rt:en-nti nt marked on theeopy for a speci
f.i nsiv-er f iaertics, wilJ be continued until cr
..red ont. ni chared accordingly,
j A'.'. Irertisemenis f real f '.racgers or transient per-
:- i, to be raid in advance.
i Tn?prTire of yenrly advertisers will be confined
I :A't ti their own buin?ss : and all advertisements
i . -tainin; thereto, to be pid for extra.
Vear'y dvertisers have the privilege if changing
) k' eaded alreriisoinents charged double the above
Alvsrti'CTneiita n the inside exclusively will be
BOOK AND FANCY
nra- a4.!ed to the Adverser Office Card and
-0 rr;s;e. New Types of the latest styles. Inks of
-.? l r, liruines. Fise I'aper. tnvcU.s, &e. : we
t-&rw prepared t execute J jb W.,rk jf every de
.?ti in a Style un?uqa?ed lv acT other oEce
.J.e United States.
reticular attention will be jrivrn to orders from a
2a?e in having thtrm prorept'y attended tn.
, Tie Proprietor, who. having hid an extensive ex-"'.-we.
will give the perua! attfjKli.n to this
"ach of feuines,aud h e. in their eniesvors to
i'e, botfe in the ex-.'ciienee of their w..rk. and
s-."nan charges, to receive a share cf the public
A. S. ECLLABAY
; zici Obstotriciar.
I muWNVILLE, X. T.;
' a hare of public patn.cae, in the various
I MISS MARY TURNER, -
!lLtHa AND DRESS MAKER.
, sst -aet, between ilain nnd Water.
J HOWNYILLE, X. T.
'nci.i end Trimminrs alvavs nn hnrJ
C. W. V7HBELEH,
chitect and Euilder.
I JA"MES W. GIBSON,
i 5?;ocd Street, between Main and Nebraska,
1 REOWKVILLE, N. T.
j U. C. "JOHNSON,
yWurj and Counsellor at Za:c,
1 ' AN tr
tAL ESTATE AGENT.
f BKOWNVIIXL, X. T.
? B.Wm.Jessap, ilontrose, Ta.
;:ta C. Miller, Chicago, ILL
I. McAllister, - '
"r F. Fowler. " .
, , E- Fersrason, BrownviUe. X. T.
1 R. PEERY. Tvl. D..
j., ELDOHADO, X. T. .
t , LLLT tender? tis professional ser-
f- citixens of Xcmaha eounty and ad
, . tK"-11 ln Nebraska and ilissouri.
-T. -.Whyte & Co.,
D RETAIL DEALERS IX
4 A. :
s -ccnsTvare, Hardware,
G. W. ilURN,
IJEilAHA CITY, JS. T.
"1T7TLL attend promptly to all business in his pro-
? fession when called on : snch as eubdiving
Claims, laying out Town Lota, Drafting City Flat
OLIVER BEXKET. CAREIT.
JAXE8 E. FlaKE. AUCr81T3 ISMHT.
OLIVER BENNETT & CO,
Manufacturers and Wholesale Dealers in
BOOTS AND SHOES,
Ho. 87 Main Street.
ST. LOUIS, MO.
Jewelry, Flated 'Ware, Cutlery, Sjoons, 4c.
" NEBRASKA CITY, IS". T.
r37"EjrcBAViNG and IlEPAixro done on short
notice and all work warranted. -
A. D. KIRK,
Attorney at Im,
Land A?cat and Notary Public.
Arckzr, Hichardsoii Co., -V. T.
"Will practice in the Courts i f Nebraska, assisted
by Ilarding and liennett, Nebnwka City.
Attorney and Counsellor at Law.
GEXEIUL 1XSCRA5CE AND L-XD AGENT.
Arri Notary Public.
NEBRASKA CITY, K". T.
"T"T JTTLL attend promptly to all buisness entrusted
to his care, in Nebraska Territory and Vf est
September 12, 1S55. vlnl5-ly
W. P. LOAN,
ATTORNEY AT LAW.
LOT AND LAND AGENT,
Arclicr, Richardson Conntr, N. T.
Notice to Prc-Emptors ! !
. REAL ESTATE BROKERS,
OUAHA CITY, If. T.
"T TILT. -rive r-rtn-n'sr acr'fnnNe prrrarinj all
ti e v :- ry p.:rt; j f.r Fre-emj f nr.?, a n J j
pe..ri!?5 a.y fc'i-t4a. whict wsy be r',u".ri"b" '
Pre-eini : r in ir.vr'cj thelf I' i niisj lin ri:1iti
str-cl'.S. !.-: ' i I---. . - ' " " . . 45-ira :
iiARDlHQj 'KI?.S0UGH & CO.,
JtluHnfariHrtrtaud Wholesale Dealer i
HATS, CAPS k STRAW GOODS,
Eo 49 Kam street, bet. Olive end Fine,
ST. LOUIS, MO.
Farticnkr attention paid to manufacturing onr
finest Mule Hats. .
J. HART & SON
Oregon, Holt County, Hissouri.
Keepeonstantly on hand ail description of LTarness,
addles, Uriiles, kc, kc.
N. 15. Evcrvartielc in our shop is manufactured
by our?elve,and warranted to give satisfaction.
REAL ESTATE AGENCY.
ceokce clave5. j. "w. lee.
OTXatos kSs Loo.
Real Estate and Geuenil Acrencv,
OUAHA CITY, IT. T.
EE FEU TO
James Wright, Broker, 5cw York,
ffm. A. VToodward. Esq.
lion. It. Wood. Ex-Gov. of Ohio, Cleveland,
Wicks. Otic and KrowceH, Dankcrs, "
Alectt & Kortcn,
Col . Robert Campbell, S U Loui3,
James Ridgway.Lsq. '
Crawforn and Sackett, Chicago.
Omr.ba City, Aug. 30, 1 vlnlS-ly
r. EENSETT, J. S. aOKTOX, K. H. HAUDING
BENNET, MORTON & HARDING,
ATTORI'TEYS AT LAW,
Nebraska City, .V. T., and Glenirood, Ia.
TTTILL practice in all the Courts of Nebraska and
N f Western Iowa. r?.rticular attentu-n paid tc
tbtaining, locating Land Warrants, and collection rf
Hun. Lewis Cass, Detroit.
Julius D. Morton, f "h:gan:
Gov. Joel A. Mattcsfin, SprTngf-'ld, 111
Gov. J. W. Grimes, Iowa City, Iova;
B. P. FiEled, SLLonis.Mo.;
Hon. Daniel O. Jlorton. Toledo, OLioj
1. A. Sarpy, Deilevuc, Nebraska:
Sedgcwieh i Walker, Chieago. Rlr
Green, Wcare A Benton, Council DlafTs.Iowa.
t. b. crxixo. tons c. ttee.
CIMLG & TURK,
AUcmeys at Law & Real Es&tc Agents,
OUAHA CITY, IT. T.
"WILL attend faithfully and promptly to all bu.si-
ncss entrusted to them, in the Territorial or
Iowa Courts, to the purchase of loU and lands, cn
trrie and pre-emptions. Collections, kt.
OCice in the second story of Ilenrv d- Root new
building, nearly opposite the Western Eichan
Bank, Farnham street.
Dee. 27, 15C. vln2Stf
Nebraska City, X.T.
BRADFORD. McLENNAN k McGART,
aTTinolH AI W
SOLICITORS .V CIU.VCERY.
BrownviUe xtnd Nebraska City, N. T.
TELNQ permanently located in tin Territory.we
Ij will give oar entire time and Attention to tie
practice of our profession, in all its branches, ilai
terj ia Litirvtion, Collections of Debts, Sales and
Purchases of Real Estate, Selections of Lands, Lea
ting of Land Warrants, and all other business en
trusted to our management, will receive prompt and
S. F. KoelcnnR-
St. Louis, Mon
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xt u u
Koknk. Iowa. .
Jane 7, lS;-5.
W nx. Iloblitzeil & Co.,
Hon. James Craig,
Hon. James M. Hashes,
Hon. John R. Shepley,
Messrs. Crow, McCrcarr A Co.
Messm. S. G. Hubbard 4 Co.,
Hon. J. XL Love,
I TVcnder WTio She Was.
Reader, did you ever meet, ia the
great thoroughfares cf life, in its by-ways
or high-ways, in omnibus, on railroad, at
concert, or lecture, or show, or fair, in
the street or market, or any other place
where people congregate, a face that
started upon yoa likejJfamiliar thing-, a
soate thing that you must spring to meet,
as you would your best friend, cherished
through long years of absence, and just
returned to walk by 5'oar side, trusted
and loved forever more a face reveal
ing the inner thought and life, speaking
to ycu of j-our own experiences, loves and
joys, your hours of sorrows and care, and
recalling past scenes, buried (but not for
gotten) deep down in the secret chambers
of your hear a face tbat you turned to
look afier, and sirained your eye to catch
the last glimpse of, and that caused a sigh
to well up when it was gone. A face
that haunted your memory, as though it
was a part of ycu, and came back in your
dreams, in silent and weary hours, a vis
ion of beauty, making life more bright or
cheerful, through the wearing days of
toil and care ? If you have met such a
face, if you have seen such a vision, you
will understand my query, and will join
with me in the oft repeated exclamation,
I wonder who she was !"
It was a beautiful April morning in the
sprii g cf 1S-53, when I tied :on my mar
ket bonnet, and in my plain brown calico
wrapper, walked down Market street, to
do a little (what shall I call it) shopping?
not that exactly, for I was on the hunt
of more substantial things than those that
usually go to make up a lady's purchase,
when she is out on that fashionable busi
I was sad and weary, ayt?, discontented
too, and the business which called me out
recalled two vividly painful scenes; I was
hunting up new furniture, for a (to me)
new home, or, in the language of St. Paul,
for my own "hired house."
It was my third day in the great city of
St. Louis; every form was strange; on the
crowded street I met no farftihar glance;
ritjh:- ffu! morninjf gave me new
y .spirit: r-rivn
1mm:: , was indeed
To see, wbear. to twlj anI top-jssei-s;
To roam aiong, the worM' tirel ileuizen.
With none to bless us, none whom we cnbless,
Jlinions of siileiul.ir shrinkliiR from distre-s,
Not one with kindred consciousness pnducI.
Jf 1 were not, would seem to mile the less,
Ot mil thai fulloweu, tatterel. eoucht, or sued
Thli is to Le K.ne this, this is toliMile!"
I bid just left a country villag-e, and
home, where, for twenty-live years, I had
been jrTOwing familiar with my surround
ings; children had been born and gTown
to manhood under my eye; young people,
that entered on life's changeful stage of
care and responsibility with myselfj had
trrown old, and silver hairs upon their
trows reminded me that even I was trav
eling down the farther side of the summit
of life. I had seen the solitary house
irather round it the thriving village, with
its churches, school-houses, stores and
hctt Is, its factories and workshops, its
court-house and printing-oSce; seen the
line of bare poles witn the few springs
upon tne top, grow into avenues of beau
tiful trees; I had eaten the fruit from
vine s and trees of my own planting ; and
now I was alone in a great city. Like an
old tree torn up by the roots, I felt that
ever- branch and fibre of feeling was
bleeding and withering for the. want of
the sweet waters of neighborhood kind
ness and friendship for one which had so
ong cnerished and nurtured them. But
circumstances had required that the up
rooting should be made, and I strove to
think it all for the best, and that a genial
Western soil would soon heal the eld
wcBnds, and bring it forth again in vigor
So rendered I my wav, among the busy
multitude, when my eye caught the grace
ful siuhtof a show window full cf flowers.
Flowers arc always friends; they talk to
me; they answer back my thoughts, and
tell me stones of love and holiness that
no ears but mine can near. 1 stopped
instinctively, and forgot bureaus and bed
steads, chair and carpets, and walked in-
o the shop, to feast my eyes, upon the
simple beauty of spring viole ts and roses.
I stood gazing down deep into the eyes
of a "Viola Tricolor," and asking it .all
about my pets at home, home it was
home; but now the home' cf a stranger,
but mine no more,) when 1 was startled
by a soft, sweet voice at my side, saying,
in asswer to my, thoughts, "They are
I looked, and a face met my gaze that
fastened itself upon my mind. The sun-
beaut glance of her eye burned it down
upon the page of memory.
She was a lady cf medium size, with
dark hair falling in rich, soft curls beside
her face; she might have been thirty, she
might have been older, but the freshness
of youth of her spirit shone so through
her features, that I felt she was yet in
life's pring-time. I answered her re
mark, and then leaning our elbows upon
the stand, the beautiful flower linking us
together, we -stood and chc:t:ed like old
friends. I did not see, until she turned
to go away, that she wore a rich embroi
dered velvet clfak, or that her hat was cf
the finest and plainest; I only saw her
Ioojl and heard her voice of gentle kind
'-ller'a wa a facet orishten liclit,
And scuil back sunshine wi:a as aided jluw."
She was fitting tip a newhouse, and so
was I, and when our chat was done, ive
parted. But I was no more alone in the
great city ; there was one familiar face ;
one pleasant voice speaking gentle, en
couraging words, and the voice and face
went with me, and gilded the furniture,
and made the salesman's voice less cold
and selfish , it -walked by me still on the
street, and it sat by the fire-side at home ; !
I told my children of .it; I described her, !
and though we never saw her more, we !
all loved to think of, and talk of the beau
tiful Jady. - And many a" time, and oft,
when her presence seemed to float beside
me, and her words of cheer strengthen
my heart, I have asked the epestion, "I
wonder who she was," 'Was it her face
that was so beautiful, so very beauttful
above all others ? No, it was the pleasant
soul within that lighted it up, and made
it glow with something more than earth
ly, to my view.
Reader, a kind word costs little, and
the stricken and sorrowful will often bless
5-0U more for it than for gold; there are
thousands on life's varying paths that on
ly ask this kindly recognition, this will
ingness on the part of those they meet, to
answer back loving kindness, and human
sympathy, and their earth would become
a heaven of brightness, and the heart re
pose among its hfcwers in hope and trust.
Oh ! how litfle of the human is there
in that soul, that shuts itself up from the
world around, that hides all its rich gems
in the casket, locked away from the ear
nest eye tliat would gather light there
Away, say I, with the cold, stiff, heart
blighting formalities of society with
that spirit-chilled etiquette, misnamed
refinement, that walks by rules, and feels
and loves by the book.
If there is Light within, let it glow; give
it out in full, earnest measure ; speak the
truths cf the soul without fear. The
world cannot rcb you, and if your jewels
areunalioyed, they will grow trighter'for
The cheerful smile, and the gende
word of cheer; the look, that recognizes
in every human being a brother and a
sister, Avill call down many a. blessing
upon your head. ; They make . you none
the- poorer; wbilj; weary' feet tvill tread
oi.d timier Leci.for thy, wr,ls.r .U,ir-.. ."
'Most four; year' 'have pne. 4 by'fiace
that rronJig:s diat.m tiie i.yver market;
tut I have never forgotten that gleam of
sunshine that brightened the. glxm of my
homesick heart; nor do I cease to wonder
who she was. i
Separating the Sexes in School.
On this point. Mr. Stowe, a celebrated
Glasgow teacher, uses the following lan
guage: ''The youth of both sexes of our
Scottish peasantry have been educated
together, and, as a whole, the Scotch are
the most moral people on the earth. Ed
ucation in England is given separately,
and we never have heard from practical
men that any benefit has arisen from this
arrangement. Seme influential individ
uals mourn over the prejudices on this
point. In Dublin, a larger number of
girls turned out badly who had been ed
ucated alone until they attained the agej
of maturity, than of those who were other
wise brought up the separation of the
sexes has been found to be injurious. It
is stated on the best authority, that of
those girls educated in the schools of con
vents, apart from boys the greater part
go wrong within a month after being let
loose in society, and meeting the other
sex. They cannot, it is said, resist the
slightest compliment or flattery. The
separation is intended to keep them strict
ly moral; but this unnatural seclusion ac
tually generates the very jjrinciples de
sired to be avoided. We may repeat that
it is impossible to raise the girls as high
intellectually without boys as with them;
and it is impossible to raise boys morally
as high without girls. The boys morally
elevate fine boys, and the boys intellectu
ally elevate the girls. But more than
this, girls themselves are morally elevat
ed by the presence cf boys. Girls brought
up with boys are more positively moral,
and the boys brought up in the school
with the girls are more positively intellec
tual, by the softening influence of the
female character. In the Normal Semi
nary at Glasgow, the most beneficial -effects
have resulted of the more natural
course. Boys and girls from the age of
two or three years to that of fourteen or
fifteen have "been trained in the same
clats-room, galleries and play-grounds,
without impropriety, and they are never
separated, except at needle-work.
- There is no treat so great as to, hear
good reading of any kind. Not one gen
tleman or lady in a hundred can read so
as to please the ear, and send the words
with gentle force to the heart and under
standing. An indistinct utterance, whi
nes, drones, nasal twangs, guttural notes,
hesitations, and other-vices of elocution,
are almost universal. Why it is. no one
can say, unless it he that either the pulpit
or the nursery ,or the Sunday-school, give
the style, in these days. Many a lady can
sing Italian songs with considerable exe
cution, but cannot read English passably.
Yet reading is by far the most valuable
accomplishment of the two. In most
drawing-rooms, if a thing is to be read, it
is discovered that nobody can reach one
has weak lungs, another gets hoarse, an
other chokes, another has an abominable
sinsr-son, evidently a tradition of the way
he said Watt's hymns, when ne was too
I younc to understand theirit, n'hrr,r,,
bles like a broad-wheel wagon; and an
other has a way of- reading which seems
to proclaim that what is read is of no sort
of consequence, and had better not be lis
The Midnight Snn.
"It's just five minutes of twelve ! we
shan't see it. There it is above ! See
the line of sunshine come down the moun
tain ! We shall have it soon !" There
were a few moments of doubt, when the
great orb burst splendidly forth below the
cloud. "The rising sun. The midnight
sun." It was a splendid spectacle, the
rays sparkling over the beautiful Fiord
lighting up distant snowy mountains, shin
ing back from peak to peak far away, and
the whole sphere majestically rising and
clearing away what a moment before had
been the cloud of evening, but were now
the mists of morning. The light, too,
was a different one, at least to our imagi
nation, purer, clearer, and fresher. We
watched the first movement, and it seem
er for a time not to be upwards, but pa
rallel with the hills, and then to be gra
dually ascending. At length we slowly
descended under the full morning sunlight
to the village. It was half past one as
we walked through the streets, but people
seemed just as much up and stirring as in
the day. Children were playing in the
street and women sewing at the windows,
while many came to the door to study the
costume of our ladies. "Certainly, nobo
dy sleeps in Norway," we said. Bruce1 s
Give him a Trade.
If education is the great .buckler and
shield of human liberty, well developed
industry is equally the buckler and shield
of individual independence. As an un
failing resource through life, give your
son, equal with a good education, 'a good,
honest trade. Better any trade than none.
though there is ample field for the adop
tion of every inclination in this respect.
Learned professions and speculative em
ployments may fail a man, but an honest
handicraft seldom or never if its pos
sessor choose to exercise it. Let him
feel, too, that honost liwcrcrafts arcLon
erable and noLR . ;'?The met of trade
the real creators o whateve r is most es-
sen'.ial to the necessities an
d welfare of
mankind cannot be dispens
pd with; they
above all others, in whatever repute they
may be held by their more fastidious fel
lows, must work at the oar of human pro
gress or all is lost. But few" brown han
ded trade-workers think of this, or ap
preciate the real position, or power they
Give your son a trade, no matter what
fortune he may have or may seem likely
to inherit at any rate a trade. With
this he can always battle with temporal
want, can always be independent.
A wealthy epicure applied to an Arab
ian doctor for a. prescription that would
restore his body to health, and give hap
piness to his mind. The physician advi
sed him to exchange shirts with a man
who was perfectly contented with his lot.
Whereupon the patient set out on a jour
ney in pursuit of such a person. After
many months spent without accomplishing
his object, he was told of a certain cobbler
of whom every one had spoken as a model
of contentment and happiness. Pursuing
the direction given, the traveler was at
length rewarded with the sight of the
cobbler enjoying a comfortable nap on a
board. Without ceremony he was arous
ed from his slumbers, and the important
interrogatory, whether he was contented
with his lot, was answered in the affirma
tive. "Then," said the seeker after hap
piness, "I have one small boon to ask at
your hand. It is that you exchange
shirts with me, that by this means I may
also become contented and happy."
"Most gladly would I accede to the re
quest," replied the cobbler, "but" "Nay
refuse me not,V interrupted . the man of
wealth; "any sum that thou mayest name
shall be thine,' "I seek not thy wealth
said the cobbler, "but but" "But
whatl" The the truth is I have no
The afHictions laid upon us by God do
all lead to happy issues r the progress is
from tribulation to patience, from that to
experience, and so to hope, and at last to
glory. But the sufferings we make for
ourselves are circular and endless, from
sin to suffering, and from suffering to sin,
and so to suffering again; and not only so,
but they multiply in their course; every
sin is greater than the former one, and
so is every suffering also.
Never- defend an error, lecause you
once thought it to be the truth-
Men often forget that many a privation
has a hidden joy, a3 the flower blooms
under the leaf, shadow is sometimes
We never yet knew a man disposed to
scorn the humble, who was not himself a
fair object of scorn tc the humblest.
Be contented and thankful ; a cheerful
spirit makes labor light, sleep sweet, and
all. around, cheerful. r
Those only are fit for solitude who like
nobody, and who are liked by nobody.
i ou win never a tnena if yoa must
Fnn and Facts.
I recently took, a trip West, and while
passing over the B.'c C. R. R. being
fond cf 'the weed,' I had taken. my seat
m the baggage car for the purpose of in
dulging in a Havana, when q, nervous in
dividual entered the car and commenced
overhauling the baggage. The baggage
master, after eyeing him a moment, ac
costed him rather gaurnjwith-:
4 What's want in g, sir 1 '
4I am looking for my trunk,' demurely
answered the nervous man.
'I will take care of your trunk, sir, that
is my business.
'Oh, I am aware cf that, sin but I
would always much rather keep my trunk
under my own eye.'
'Well, then, sir, ypu should have been
born an elephant, and then you could
always have your trunk under your own
The nervous gentleman suddenly va
mosed. A good story is told of a Yankee who
went for the first time in a bowling alley,
and kept firing away at the pins, to the
imminent perit of the boy, who so far
from having anything to do in setting up
the pins, was actively engaged in endea
voring to avoid the balls of the player,
which rattled on all sides of the pins with
out touching them. At length the fellow
seeing the predicament the boy was in,
yelled out, as he let drive another ball,
Stand in among the pins if you don't want
tn (tpt riil '
Pompey, did you take the billet to Mr.
'Did you see him V
'Es, sar, me did.'
'How did he look ?' t-
' Why, massa, he looked ' pooty well,
'sidering he is so blind.'
- 'Blind! what do you mean by that V
Why massa, when I was in de room
gibbing him the paper, he axed me whar
my hat was, and gorramity, perhaps you
wontbelive ro, but masa, he wur cn de
tjp of-lay L.ii de h".!: tLv?.T'
Ba'jut-t, then gei.crcus. F.:
u a great duty by wlncn you liot omy be-,
nefit the object but feel a sensation of joy
in your soul worth more than gain.
. A western editor closes a pretty long
article by saying : "We have no rum for
further remarks to-day." He had better
send out and get some, if he can't man
age to write without it."
A sentimental chap in Rhode Island
intends to petition Congress fcr appropri
ations to improve the channels of affec
tion, so that henceforth the course of true
love may run smooth.
Punch says that the reason why edi
tors are so apt to have their manners
spoiled is because they receive from, one
correspondent and another such a vast
amount of evil communicatiens.
He who never misbehaved either in joy,
in grief, or surprise, must have his wis
dom at command in a manner almost su
perior to humanity, and may be pronoun
ced a true hero.
Mr. Wiseman was going to . Liverpool
in one of the steamers and bought a splen
did salamander safe to put in his state
room to protect himself and valuables in
case the vessel was destroyed by fire.
What is the difference between a wo
man who tears her dress and one who
One busts her stuff, and the other stuffs
An honest farmer thus writes , to the
chairman of an English agricultural socie
ty : "Gentlemen, please pnt me down on
your iist of cattle for a bull."
The son of Henry S. Gunn, of Missis
sippi, went off two weeks ago with his fa
ther s second wife.
The "son cf a run'
has not been heard of since.
Law is like prussic acid a dangerous
remedy, and the smallest dose i3 gener
A man should never put a fence cf
words around his ideas, because many
who would otherwise give him a ' fair
hearing, lack resolution to climb over
such a ragged enclosure.
Old Mr. Grant Thornburn, whose ideas
run on women at a terrible rate, says in a
recent letter to the New, Haven Courier:
"I verily believe, when the names are
called in Heaven, that seven men will ap
pear fcr one woman."
, A lady leaving home was thus address
ed by her little toy :
'Mama, will you remember and buy
me a penny wnistle i axd let it be a reli
gious one, so that I can use it on Sun
clay. . .
The reason there is so frequently a
'screw loose somewhere,' is because the
'screws' are generally pat to individuals
of loose habits.
'Now, waiter, what's to pay ?' 'What
have you had, sir?' 'Three' fishes.'
'Only brought two, sir.' 'I had three,
two trout and one smelt,
One cf Walker's men, who had a Costa
Rican bayonet in his breast, refused to
ask for mercy because Americans can't
A merchant, at a season cf business
depression, received from cue cf his cu-
torners at a distance, in answer to a pn
vious dun, a letter stating his difficulties
and requesting time. The merchant raceS
his counting rcom with lowering brow,
and stopping suddenly, turned to his clerk
and said :
'Write to that man without delay.
The paper was ready, and the pen filled
withink; but not receiving any message
for seme moments, the clerk asked :
'What shall I write? :
'Something cr ccthing, and that very
Back to bis des-k went the clerk", ard
rapidly moved his fingers over ;Le pap-.'
The letter was sent to th ofuce,' and ly
return of the moil came a letter from hU
customer,- inclosing the money in fulj.
The merchant, with glistened eyes read
the letter, and hastening to his cleik.l
sua: . . -
.; 'What did you write to ?
' .'I wrote just what you told me, and kept
a copy of the letter.
Going to. his letter-box, and opening,
he found the following :
Dear Sir Something cr nothing, . aid
that very quick. Yours, Sec.
That letter brought ,the money. .
Language is the amber ia which a
thousand precious and subtle thoughts,
have been safely embedded and preserved. .
It has arrested ten thousand lightning
flashes of jrenius, which, unless fixf&atd
i. arrested, might- have been as bright, btii .
would have also been as quickly passing
I and perishing as lightning. .
The most excellent arms are instru
ments cf misfortune; they are net the- in
struments cf the sage. He uses them
only when he cannct dispense with them,
and places above all things calm and re
pose. If he triumphs, he docs not rejoice.
To rejoice at victory is to love to kill men.
He who has killed a multimde cf men.
ourrht to lament over them with tears and.
sobs.. - - '
A little' bov iixYi A vircn
err cf c.;r i
tizensand clk-rcd some rar
Well, inv ion,'
bov f , , j: e j ,i - thhlk the ro
are 0,,Jr chizcn aid, . U -
All s iiit.iv: nuk v 'J a .
m tuen..- -.
don't want the berries, but as you are an
honest boy and tell the truth, I wiil.giv-i
you a dime.' The boy retorted, -.'1 don't
sell myjbonesty '
Ax Iitisn Bull. The 'great agitator
being pestered by a stranger for his auto
graph, returned the following answer : . .
Sir : Yours, requesting my autograph
is received. I have been so bothered
with similar impertinences, that-l'li btr
blest if I send it, "
Your obedient servant, . .
D.V5IEL O" Co SSI-Li. ...
There is a town out in Texas in whMi
it is said there is but one graTe, upon thi
slab cf which is written the following epi
taph : . '
Cin'crncaiu this turf dMta lie
EjcIs to ba "t, my "ire and I, .
Onemu stran?r.srare tf! fre. .
For eonldstiespeal; I car ber, - '
lljppicr far than when in life, .
x'rec f f.m nric and free f rom ti i?e.
VThen the lt tramp the air Lall Q'.t,.
' If be set i:p, I'll Juit lie stilt.
We once knew an old German Profes
sor who had collected a valuable cabinet'
of curiosities, which he highly prized.
One morning a friend came to tell him of.
a very unpleasant circumstance that lot
had seen a man ret up a ladder into a'
window of the Professor's house. 'Inti
which window?' cried the philosopher.-r-'
'I am very sorry to say,' replied his friend,.
'it was your daughter s. 'Oh, man!, said
the other, 'you almost frightened .me': ,1.
thought he had been irdo the cabinet T
Tne Rev. Mr, E-
-, who lives' near
Portland, was preparing his discourse fot
the next Sabbath, stopping occasionally tu
review what he had written acd.erajV
that which he was disposed to improve,
when he was accosted by his little- son;
who had numbered but three summers v
'Father, docs God tell you what to
'Certainly, my child. . ;
'Then what makes you scratch "it
'Tunes are improving and men . are '
getting on their legs aain," said a jren- '
tleman to his friend. 'How so V 'Why
those who used to ride round in carriages,
now walk.' ;
A man from the country., whose, wife
had eloped and carried eff the feather'
bed, was in Louisville in search ci thn
not that he cared anything about th'' ,
wife, 'but the feathers, said 'hc;?"tkVmY..
worth C3 cents a pound.' . : 1 ;
A kinc-hcarted editor out Wet
If we have effe tided any man' i.V th?
short but brilliant' course of our career
let him send us a new hat and say nothing 1
about it.' The foregoing shows the pes-
session of a disposition not cslj firgiriv.g .
A dull, but would-be classical scholar '
says if a man had as many lives as a cat,
nay," as many as Plutarch, he cjuld not .
becoiae great without lubcr ! - .
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