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DEVOTED TO ART, SCIENCE, AGRICULTURE, COMMERCE, NEWS, POLITICS, v GENERAL INTELLIGENCE AND THE INTERESTS OF NEBRASKA.
CITY OF BBOWNVILLE, NEMAHA COUNTY, N. T., THUESDAY, FEBKUAKY 11, 1858.
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S NESS CARDS
A. S. HOLLADAY,
15KOWNVILLE, N. T.:
a share of publie patronage, in the various
rJh profession, from the citizens of Urown
MISS MARY TURNER,
-IHER AKD DRESS MAKER.
Btreet, between Main and "Water.
1UIOWXVILLE, X, T.
rrw! Trimmings aliravs on hand.
C. W. WHEELER,
Mtect and Builder.
'21Z. HLZT1 L.T.Z. tTiLrSX Z'2.
JAMES W. GIBSON,
-.ad V-trcct. between Main and Nebraska,
JtKOWXVILLE, X. T.
TJ. C. JOHNSON,
TORIEY AT LAW,
UCITOH IN CHANCERY
5 Heal Estate Acnt,
E1IOWNVILLE, X. T.
- n.Wm.Jcssuu, Montrose, Fa.
': . Intlr, . . " "
t M,"ller, Chicago, III.
;,R-K. McAllister, " " --Lsrl-s
F. Fowler, " "
" . iTusan. Brownville, N. T.
F Lake, " .
J-XjJJUliADO, If, T.
tenders his professional set-
r - ""ku;ui .'eaiaua county and ad-"H-
bHi ia Nebraska and Missouri.
T. "VThyte & Co.,
AKD KETATT. TiTirrrc tw
, brKU KH KS
:0VVXVILI X, T-
DANIEL L. McGrARY,
ffiOMEY IT Uff,
SOLICITOR IX CHAXCERY.
Brown ville, Nebraska Territory.,
"Will practice in the Courts of Nebraska, and Xarth
Mess. Crow, McCreary
lion. James M. Hu;hs,
Hon. John E.. Shepty,
lion. James Craig,
lion. Situs Woodson,
Judge A. A. Bradford,
S. F. Nuckolls, Kq.f
St. Joseph, Ho.
Nebraska City, X. T.
G. W. HURN,
XELIAHA CITY, 2T. T.
"TyiLL attend promptly to all business in his pro-
i fession when called on ; uch as subdivirg
Claims, laying out own hou, Uralting City riuU
ete., etc. 37-tf
JAMES P. FISKE.
Til, B. CASBIT.
OLIVER BENNETT & CO.,
Manufacturers and "VThalesalc Dealers in
BOOTS AND SHOES
Ko. 87 Iilaia Street.
(FOESIBLTO.lOl, CoENEOF ilAIK AXDliOCrST.)
ST. LOUIS, MO.
Jewelry, Plated Ware, Cutlery, Spoons, &c, 4c.
UEHEASKA CITr, N. T.
JExGRAVixa and Kepairixg done on short
notice and all wore warranted.
A. D. KIRK,'
Attorney at Law,
Land Agrcat and Notary Public.
Archer, Richardson Co., X. T.
"Will practice in the Courts of Nebraska, assii-ed
by Harding and Bennett, Nebraska City.
Attorney and Counsellor at Law.
GENERAL INSCTiANCE'AND LAND AGENT.
Ana ITotery Public.
ICEEEASKA CITr, 1ST. T.
"TTTILL attend promntly to all buisness entrusted
to h'u care, in Nebraska Territory and West
September 12, 1S56. Tlnl5-ly
W. P. LOAJs1,
ATTORNEY AT LAW.
LOT AND LAND AGENT,
Archer, Richardson County, X. T.
Notice to Pre-Emptors ! !
J. S. HORBACH Sr CO.,
Attorneys at Law
REAL ESTxVTE BROKERS,
CM AH A CITY, N. T.
"T7ILL give particular attention to preparing all
V the necessary papers for Pre-emptions, and
rendering any assistance which maybe required by
1 re-emptorsin yjrovmgup their rre-cmption rigcts
at the U. S. Land OSce. 45-6m
E. Z. EAKDING. G. C. KIMBOUGH K. F. TOOMER.
HARD1NQ, KIMBOUGH & CO.,
Uaniifacturenand Wholesale Dealer in
HATS, CAPS k STRAW GOODS,
Io 49 Main street, bet. Olive and Pine,
ST. LOUIS, MO.
Tartieular attention paid to manufacturing our
finest Mole Uats.
J. HART &. SON
SUM k ItRim
Oregon, Holt County, Missouri.
Keepconstantly on hand all description of Harness,
Saddles, Bridles, Lc, Ac.
N. B. Every article in our shopis manufactured
by urselve",and warranted to give satisfaction.
REAL ESTATE AGENCY.
GEORGE CLATES. J. T. 3-EK.
Clayos tfs Loo.
Real Estate and General Agency,
Oil All A CITY, Iff. T.
James "Wright, Broker, Kew York,
"Win. A. Woodwfcrd, Esq. " M
Hon. li. AVood, Ex-Gov. of Ohio, Cleveland,
icks, utic and lrowncll, liankcrs, '
Col. Kobcrt Campbell, St. Louis,
James ILidgway, Esq. "
Crawforn and Sackeit, Chicago.
Omaha City, Aug,30,lS56. rlnl3-lj
H. P. BEXXETT, J. S. MOKTOX, H.H. HARDING
RENNET, MORTON & HARDING.
ATTORNEYS AT LAW.
Xcbraska Cily, X. T., and Glenwood, la.
TTJILL practice in all the Courts of Nebraska and
Western Iowa, l'articular attention r.5d in
obtaining, locating Land Warrants, and collection of
Hon. Lewis Cass, Detroit, t ,r. . .
Julius D. Morton, " f Michigan;
Gov. Joel A. Matteson, Springfield, Dl
Got. J. W. Grimes, Iowa City, Iowa:
B. P. Fifiled, St. Louis, Mo.;
Hon. Daniel O. Morton, Toledo, Ohioj
I'. A. Sarpy, Bellevue,Nebraska:
Sedgewich A Walker, Chicago, 111:
Green, "Weare A Benton, Council Blufifj.Iowa.
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CUMIXG & TURK,
Attorneys at Law & Heal Estate Agents,
" OMAHA. CITY, K. T.
WILL attend ai hf ully and promptly to all bu si
ness entrusted to them, in the Territorial or
Iowa Courts, to the purchase of lota and lands, cn
trries and pre-emptions, collections, Ac.
Office in the second story of Henry Eootsnew
building, naarly opposite the Western ExchaLgc
Bank, Farnham street.
Dec. 27, 156. vlnSStf
DR. J. L. McKEE,
2P 3ZZ"5T S X O X JSl. 1ST
Brownville, N. T.
TETH PLUGGED AND FILLED Iff THE MOSF
May 11, 1657. 4S-j
$S Bit Dcllar Rew-aed. This
cash will be paid in korn or projuce to be
colicted at ur aboute nex kampmetin bjr
ene win what ketchis him, for the carcus
of one Sutty X.ovengood ded ur alive, an
safely gin over to the car ovePasson John
Bullin at Sqtare.mack Junkins fur a rai
sin of the. devil permicusly, discumfartin
the wimf;n powerful, and a skarvin of
a V V 1
folks gmeraly at tne rata snan springs
meetm . 7 . .
signed by me
John Rallin the Basson.
attested tu by
I found written copies of the above
highly intelligible and vindictive procla
mation stuck up on every blacksmith shop,
doggery, and store door in the Frog
Mountain range. Its blood-thirsty, vin
dictive spirit, its style, and above all, its
chirography, interested me to the extent
of stealing one from a tree for preserva
In a few days I found Sut in a good
crowd in front of Capehart's small dogge-
ry, ana as ne appeared to be a tout un
time," I read it to him.
"Yes, George; that ar dockmint am in
yearnest, sartin. Ihey dus want me po
werful bad, but I spect eit dollars wont
fetch me. I'll go myself fur fifty, plank
ed down, ef you'll go along an see me
her justice. Lite, lite, old feller, an let
that roan ov yourn blow a little, and I'll
splain this cussed afar what has ruinated
my karacter as a pius pusson in the sciety
about here, i e see, I went to last year s
big meetin, at Ratil Snaix Springs, an
wer sittin in a nice shady place conversin
with a friend, when the fust thing 1
know d I woke from a trance, when I'd
been knock'd inter by a four year old
hickory stick in the han' ' of old Passon
Builin, durn his allegator lookin hide, an
he wur standing a straddle ove me, a
fomin at the mouth an a preachin tu me
about sartin sins an mv wickedness jriner
ally. My poor frierdwur gone, and I
wur glad ov it, f ur I thot he ment tu kill
me with his club if he failed tu preach me
tu delh, and I didn't want her tu see me
" 4 'Who was the friend you speak of,
"N-u-n o-v y-o-u-r b-i-s-n-i-s durn
your little ankshus pictur ! - But I'll tell
ye one thing, George ; that nite a neibor
gall ' got an ortf ul confounded - stroppin
fnxrn her mam with the stirrup lether tv
saddil, an old Passon Bullin had et supper'
thar that nite; and what's wus nor all,
she cooked it fur him, an begged him a
trimblinan cryin not tu tell on her, the
durned, infernal, hiperkritikal pot-bellied,
whiskey-wasting old ground hog, but I
paid him fur it all, ef I haint I will. I
mean to keep a payin ov him all the time.
Well, at nex big meetin at Ratil Snaix, I
wur on han, as solemn as a hat kerrier
at collection time, fur l had promised
the old hog to cum an behave, Jist to keep
him from killin me. I tuck a seat on the
steps ov the pulpit to prove I wur in year
nest. Ther wur a monstrous crowd in
that grove, an old Bullin wur a preachin
tu em at an ortf ul rate how the. Hell
Sarpints wud serve em ef they didn't re
pent how they'd crawl over them, rap
thar tails roun thar neckm poke thar tungs
inter thar eyes .and blow; inter thar years.
An he hed em hot, hollerin, and soared;
the fac is, the thing was a wurkin power
ful. Now, I'd kotch five big grey lizzards,
an hed em in a little narrer bag, what I
made a purpose :thar tails all at the.bot
tom, an packed as the as a bundle ov
sticks. So, while he wur a rarin onto his
tiptoes, onbenowenst ta anybody,! ontied
my poke an put the mouth up under his
britches leg, an gin their tails a squeeze
an a idiake, when they all tuk up his bar
leg.makin ov a nise sorter like squirrills a
climbing a shell bark hickory. He . stop
ped preachin an looked fur a moment like
he wur a listenin for sunihing, sorter like
a sow dus when she hears you whistle for
the dogs. I giv a big groan, and hilt my
hed atween my knees. Then he com
menced a slapin ov hisself whar he cut
the steak ou:en a beef, then he'd fotch a
rub whar a hesses tail sprouts, then he'd
stomp, then run his liand atween his
waistbun an his shurt, an reach down an
roun mitily with it then he spred his big
legs and give his back a good shakin, sort
ov a rub agin the pulpit sorter like a hog
scratches agin a stump; a leaning to his
work powerful, an squirming ginerally
zif he'd jist cum outen a dog bed, or had
step on a pisant trail. .About tnis time
wun ovmy lizzards (scared an hurt, I
spose by all that rubin an scratchin an
slappin) poked his head "out atween the
passon's? shut collar an his old brown neck
tuk a peep aMhe circumstances, and dod
ged lack agin.
Old Bullin's speech now cum to him;
his eyes stickin out like two buckeyes
flurg agin a mud wall, an his voice trem
blm : Sez he 'Bretherin, take keer ove
yersclfs, the sarpints hevo me !y Sum
ove the vrimmin fotch a painter yell, and
a ramrod legged doctor what sot near me,
allcwed it wur a clar case of Delicious
Trtmendjus, and I thot he wur rite ; for
jt trur tremendjus afore it was dun with.
Uff went the claw.hammer coat and he
flucg it ahind him like he wur a gwine
inter a fite, (he had no jacket on. Nex
ne lotch ins shut over his hed faster nur I
got ouienmy pasted won, and he fiuii hit
I tip in the air like he didn't care a Jxtra if
hit kept up furever, but it lodged onto a
black jack. I seen one ove my lizzards a
racin about over the big old dirty iookin
shut shared like the devil. Then he gin
a sort ove shake an a twist, and he come
outenhis britches, an! he tuck em . by the
bottom ove the legs and swung em round
his head a few times and then fotch em
down cherallup over the front c v the pul
pit. You could've hearn tne smash a
quarter ove a mile ! Nigh onto about
fiteen shortened biskit, a briled chicken'
with his legs crossed, a big dutil bladed
knife, a slab ove terbackera pipo, sum
copper. ore speciments, a heep of brokm
glass, a' cork, a sprinkil ove whiskey, a
shut, and three ove my lizzards flew per
mikusiy over that nr meetin' grouno), outer
the upper ind ove them big flax, britches.
Wun of the smartest ove my blue lizzards
lit hed fust into' the bussom ove a fat
oman, as big as a skinned hoss; an -nigh
onto as ugly, who sot thirty yards off a
fannin' herself with a tuckey tail, and
smart to the last," hit commenced runnin'
So she wur bound to faint, an did it
fust rate; just flung her tucky .tail - in the
air, rolled down the hill, tangled her legs
and garters in the top ove a huckleberry
bush, an wur thar all safe, fair an quiet
when I left.
Now old Bullin had nothing left on him
but a par ov hevy low quartered shoes,
short woolin socks, an ell skin garters tu
keep off the cramp, an his skare wur on
him growin fast. He wur plum crazy,
fur he jist spit in his hands an leaped
over the frunt ov the pulpit right inter the
middle ov the pius part ov the kongrega
tion, kerdiff an sot in tu gitten away. He
run, or rether went in a lumberin gallop,
heavy like an old wagon hoss skared at a
locomotive. When he jumped a bench,
he shook the yearth an hisself tu. Bon
nets an fans clared the way, an he hed a
purfectly far track tu the woods.
Well, he disappeared in the thicket, an
ove all the noises ye ever hearn it wur
thar in a cirkle of two hundred feet ar
thereabouts sum wimen screamin they
wus the skery wuns; sum larfin they
wus the wicked wuns ; sum crying they
wus the fool wuns, (sorter ove the Loven
good stripe;) sum trying to gk away ur
hide thar faces they wus the modest
wuns ; sum lookin arter ole Bullin thev
curious wuns; sum hanjnn to
their bows they wus the sweet ' wuns;
sum on thar knees with thar .eyes .shut,
but thar faces turned the way the old
mudturkil was a runnin they Wus the
deceitful ' wuns; sum duin nothin they
wus the waitin wuns, an the -most dan
gerous ove all ove em by a durnd long
sites. I tuk a big skeer. myself, arter a
bibil about as big as a brick, a discipline,
and a book called a ' kataplasim, a few
rocks, an sich like fruit spattered onto the
pulpit ni onto my bed; an as the Loven-
goods, durn em ! knows nothm but to run
when they git skard, I jist put towards
the swamp on the krick. A I started, a
black bottil ove boldface smashed agin a
tree fornist me. Sum durned fool perfes-
sor dun this, who hed more .zeal than
sence; for J say that any rran who'd
wast a quart ove good whiskv fur the
chance ove tnockin a poor devil like me
down with it, if the bottil wus wuth nuthin
isn't as smart of old Squire Mackmullin,
an he shot hisself with a hoe , handil, and
it warnt loaded at that. Well, you know,
George, I orter run fast jist look at
these leers I used em sum atween that
meetin growd an the swamp, an they
haint kotch me yet, ,
Ole Barbelly Bullin (as they call him)
since his tribulation with the hell sarpints
haint preeched but wunst, and then he
hadn't but one oman tu hear him. His
iex wus "nakid T cum into this wurld,an
I'm acrwine outen it the same way ef I'm
spared till then." I'm told 'twar a pow
erful sarmint it was hearn three miles.
He proved that nakedness" warnt much
arter all, ef you take the rite view ove
the thing that hell sarpints of all
sizes was skeery, cold and trubil
some, that it warnt . expected of him, a
poor, weak, frail one ove the dust to be
sarpint or lizard proof either that wun
small sarpint ove the tribe ove millchel
sek ruinated a wurld through a woman
while he wur beset with a barrii full ove
em. An sixteenthly an finally, that Sut
ty. Lovengood is the'biggrst raskil, fool
and scarecrow ever hatched in the moun
tain range. ;
Now, G eorge, that all may be so, but I
want you to tell old Grownhog this for
me ef he'll let me alone I'll let him
alone; and ef he don't, ef T don't lizzard
him again I wish I may be durnsd inter a
poultice. Lets go tu the spring an mix a
little ove hit with :this here whisky,
(shaking his .flask) afore you start.
Mind, tell ole Barbelly what I said about
another big skeer, with say a peck or a
peck and- a. .half -ore lizards try and
skeer him ef you kin good bye.
A cat caught a sparrow and was about
to devour ity but the sparrow said: "No
gentleman eats until he has washed his
face." The cat struck with this remark,
sat the sparrow down, and began to wash
his face with his paw, but .the sparrow
flew away. This rexecl puss exceedingly,
and he said : "as long as I live I will eat
first, and wash my hands afterwards,"
which all catsdo..even to this day.
'Can you tell me what are the wages
here V inquired a laborer of a boy.
'I don't know, "sir.'
What does your father get at the end
the week V
'Get !' said the boy, 'why he gets as
as s. brick!'
The Tostniaster General.
The Postmaster General is at the head j
of the most complicated and difficult de- !
partment of the Government. The whole
country is attesting the energy and abi
lity with which its affairs are adminis
tered by Gov. Brown A service which
has broken down almost every other man
who has been engaged in it, either phy
sically or in reputation, has already given
Gov. Brown an exalted national reputa
tion with all parties. The compliments
of the following paragraph from the Gal
latin Examiner are only a sample of simi
lar compliments from all parts of the
We believe that the press, of all parties
in every portion of the Union, unite in
according to our Postmaster General, Ex
Governor Brown, very high executive
ability in his management of the most
difficult of all the Secretaryships at
Washington, that of the Post Office. This
department, being the only one with
which the people are brought in imme
diate contact, attracts more attention and
scrutiny, to say nothing of abuse, accord
ingly as its interests as well as vast details
are conducted with promptness and regu
larity, or lack of both. In its operations
extending to every business, and almost to
every soul, the accurate administration of
this department is of the deepest interest
to every one, and we think that the una
nimity with which sectional papers have
spoken of the sutxess of Gov. Brown du
ring his brief occupancy of the position, is
the very highest tribute that could have
been paid him. To those who know him
however, it is no matter of surprise.
The whole ie::et .of it is that he is a
working man of the first order; one of
those who can and do pull off their coat
and roll up their sleeves and set an ex
ample to those under them. There is li
terally no tiring him where there is labor
to be done. Tennesseans, of both parties,
are familiar with his herculean labors as
a political orator. A race which shor
tened the daj-s of Polk, and attenuated
Jones to the "leanest" of his species, and
has half killed every candidate to the Gu
bernatorial chair since lS39,had no more
effect on the portly proportions or "fair
round belly" of Gov. Brown than an or
dinary county canvass. He " positively
fattened on it, we believe and has "besides
made half a dozen extra canvasses oa his
own hook. He has, emphatically, to use
of the cant phrases of the northern
"shriekers," a plenty of "back bone."
This is, Ave repeat, the whole secret of
his success as Postmaster General, and
when a man brings to an office such in-
defatigable industry, joined to talents of a
high order, he is sure to make his mark
as an efficient chief, and we venture the
prediction that at the close of this admi
nistration, no member of the Cabinet will
retire with more eclat than the Postmaster
No Gloom at Home,
Above all things there should be no
gloom in the home. The shadows of
dark discontent and wasting fretfulness
should never cross the threshold, throw
ing their large black shapes, like funeral
palls, over the happy young spirits there.
If you will, your house shall be heaven,
and every inmate as an xmgel there. If
you will, you shall sit on a throne and be !
the presiding household deity. O ! faith
ful wife, what privileges, what treasures,
greater or purer than thine ? j
And let the husband strive to forget
I his care as he winds around the long, par-
row street, and beholds the soft light illu
minate his little parlor, spreading its pre
cious beams on t le red pave before it.
The night is cold and cheerless, perhaps,
and the December gust battles with the
worn skirts of his orercoat, and snatches
with a rude hand and wailing cry at the
rusty hat that has served him many a
year. He lias been harassed, perplexed
and persecuted, He has borne with many
a" cruel tone, many a cold word, and ner
ved himself up to energy so desperate that
his frame and spirit are weakened and
depressed; and now his limbs ache with
weariness; his temples throb with the
pain-beat caused by too constant applica
tion; he scarcely knows how to meet his
wife with a pleasing smile, or sit down
cheerfully to their little meal which she
has provided with so much care. '!
But the door is opened, the overcoat
thrown off. A sweet voice falls upon his
ear, like a winged angel, it flies right
into his bosom, and nestles against his
The latch is lifted and the smiling face
of his wife gives an earnest welcome.
The shining hair is smoothed over her
fair brow; indeed she-sfole a little coquet
tish glance at the mirror hanging in its
narrow frame just to see "if she looked neat
and pretty before she came out. Her
eye beams with love, her dress is tasteful
and what? Why! he forgets all the
trials of that long, long day,' as he folds
her in his arms and imprints a kiss upon
A.home where gloom is banished, pre
sided over by one who has learned to rule
herself and her household. Christianity
oh ! he is thrice consoled for all his
trials. He cannot be unhappy, that
sweetest, best, dearest solace is hisw a
cheerful home. Do yon wonder that the
man is strengthened anew for to-morrow's
A muscalonge weighing 47 pounds, was
caught in a seine near the mouth of the
Oswegatchie. He was four feet and a
half in length, and measured about ten
inches between his jaws.
The Sons cl Malta,
In the year 1522, when Charles V.
granted the Island of Malta to the order
of St John of Jerusalem, the son of the
Grand Master resolved on secretly con
structing' a subterranean encampment, I
organizing a new order of worshipful
knights, composed of the Sons of Malta ;
and that no religious nor political test be
required of the neophyte. He, however,
did not live to accomplish it. Years after,
he called to his bed side his young com
panion, Talette, and enjoined him to exe
cute his design. Valette, in time, became
Grand Master of the Knights of Malta, ;
and founded the city of Valette, the capi
tal of the Island. lie discovered the for
mation of the Island was blue clay coral
limestone, yellow sanditone. and a yellow
ish white semi crystalline limestone and
altogether peculiarly adapted to the pur
pose of subterranean structures.
The work of excavating was commen
ced in 15GS, by sinking a shaft under the
Valette Palace, intersecting one from the
sea, a section of which was afterwards
used for the great aqaeduct from Citta
Vecchia; and through this subterranean
passage way floated all the refuse earth
and stone of the secret encampment.
Each day the Grand Master administered
a solemn oath to the workmen, and mak
ing them swear on the Maltese Cross they
would not divulge the existence of the
secret encampment In the meantime,
Europe, Asia and Africa were ransacked
to furnish its decorations. Its form was
that of a Latin Cross, divided into six
naves; around the roofs and sides, were
i!,500 niches, occupied by statues, in com
plete armor. Everything was of the most
imposing and gorgeous description ten
thousand flickering tapers burning in pear
shaped globes of colored glass, descended
from the ceiling and diffused a soft yet
brillant light dazzling to the neophyte's
eye, as it divulged to him the scene, gor
geous in its ref ulgency; glittering with the
wealth of every clime 100 columns of
immense size and great height supported
the arches of the naves. Marble Per
sians sustained the altar, and Carytides
held aloft the regalia.
The floor was formed of various colored
marble, Mosaic work, representing the
flags of every nation; surrounding an All
Seeing JCyo formed the .Teat rPTml
figure in the floor. Paintings of the
most celebrated masters gra-d the wall.-.
An alcove with a facade, adorned by se
ven has reliefs concealed the sacred vol
ume of the Order, and the portrait of its
founder; opposed this a similar alcove
scrolled the entrance to the grand surge
in curious folds of the floor, was an im
mense white satin veil, shielding the en
trance of the Hall cf Purity. To the
right of the Grand Commander was a
bronze house, to the left a large marble
bath, before the chairs of the subordinate
officers," were various implements for
testing the courage of the novice.
The pathway of fiery shields, consisted
in laying seven red hot shields at equal
distances apart, and comrjuaiidimr the no
vitiate to 'step over these . blindfolded
This learned him to measure his steps.
The walk among the pit-falls was also a
very severe test, as the least deviation
from a right line would precipitate the
blindfolded novice into inextricable depths
this taujrht him to walk unriirhtlv the
narrow pathway of life. The tournament
court was immediately before the erand
hail. Here the vounsr knirhts disnlaved
. j w 1 j
their power of horsemanship, before
crossing the threshold of the Mystic Tem
ple. None except those in the full vigor
of manhood were permitted to enter the
inner court or penetrate the mysteries
concealed by the mystic veil.
ln after years, when age had whitened
the hair of the Sons, and their lithsome
forms had become decrepid by exposure
to tne vicissitudes ot the climate or by
chronics incident to the warrior, they
were permitted to resort to this secluded
retreat, and there renew life again.
The secrets of Hippocrates were here
all known to the crand surreon and his
assistants, and old age came forth re-ju-
venated. Concealed here were the jubi
lant waters of youth.
The Well Spring of Bi-auty. This se
clusion was necessary in order to avoid
the inspection cf the secret agents of the
Inquisiiion, and the political emissaries of
other governments. In 17D3 the Grand
Master Hompeck surrendered the Island
to Napoleon, who subsequently became a
member of the Order. And to this fact
may be attributed his success in anns.
The Island was afterwards captured by
rielson, who also was inducted into the !
secrets of the Order, and became Grand
Knfght cf the Bath and Admiral of the
Seas. Three centuries have elapsed since
the Brothers of the Mystic Tie celebrat
ed the crowning of the first Neophyte.
Three centuries have passed away since
the first Neophyte, pointed at the sacred
Scroll. Three centuries have been num
bered among the things that were, since
praises were chaunted in honor cf its
founder. And yet the Order flourishes,
not confined now are its sons to the nobi
lity, Princes, Emperors. Czars and Sul
tans acknowledge the supremacy of the
Grand Commander in Chief, and he a ci
tizen. In matters of conscience, first thouhts-j
are best; in matters jjf prudence, last
thoughts are best.
Men ure often capable of greater
things than they perform. They are sent
into the world without bills of credit, and
seldom draw to the full extent.'
We have to announce to-day the dec
ease of a lady who was probably as" widely
known by her w-ritings as any one that
has ever lived in the United State's. Mis
Eliza Leslie died yesterday at Gloucester
N. J,, opposite this city, where she hai
been confined to her room for seme
months from an injury received there last
summer. Miss Leslie was a rative cf
Philadelphia, and was sixty-nine years cf,
age. Her famjiy, cn the father's siie
were cf Scotch descent, her great-grandfather
baring come from Scottland, and
settled in Cecil county, .Maryland, in
1745. His wife was cf Swedish descent,
so that Miss Leslie might well declare
that she had "not a drop cf English blood
in her veins." Her father, who was a
man of much ingenuity, a devcted stu
dent of mathematics and natural philoso
phy, and a familiar friend cf Franklin,
Rittenhouse, Jefferson and others of ths
great men cf Philadelphia society in those,
times, went to London towards the close .
of the last century, and there his son, C.
R. Leslie, one of the greatest painters in
England, was born in the year 1794.
Mr. Leslie returned to Philadelphia in
1500, and his children received the best
education that the schools of the day af
forded. Eliza received thorough instruc
tion in the homelier as well as the more
elegant accomplishments. She went o
Mrs. Goodftliow's cooking school, and hex
first essay at authorship was a little vol
ume called 'Seventy-Five Receipts,' de
signed to assist ladies in housekeeping.
Afterwards she wrote a number of little
books for young readers, which were ckt
ceilcnt of their kind and very popular.-
The first genuine sensation, hewever,
that her writings created, was that pro
duced by the lively sketch called 'Mrs.
Washington Potts,' which appeared in
1S32. This arid other spirited ' tales,'
in which satire was pleasantly mingled
with genial pictures of American social '
life , were collected in a volume published
in 1S33, called 'Pencil Sketches.' Seve- ,
ral similar volumes were published sub
sequently. Some years later she wrote
Althca Vernon' and 'Amelia, or a Ycun'j
Lady's Vicissitudes,' both of which were
quite popular. .
But it is as a writer of books on Cock
ry and ITrmspVfpinj ttt Miss Leslie
is most widely known, and there is scar,
cely a home in the .United States where
her name is not literally a 'household
word.' Her various' receipt books have
prLbably attained a larger circulation thin
almost any other American bock3 ever
written. She is also the author of 'The -Behavior
Book,' a . clever manual of the
proprieties of life, and was engaged in
writing the life of John Fitch, of steam
navigation fame, but we are not awarj
that it has ever been completed. "
"Without any pretention as a composer
of "fine writing," or as a woman of im
aginative power, Miss Leslie pleased by "
the simplicity of her style, and the strong .
common sense which characterized every
thing that came from her pen. In con
versation she was always animated and
interesting, her remarks on events and
persons were pointed, and she had a fund :
of anecdote reminiscence, wherewith to
illustrate her remarks, that seemed well
nigh inexhaustible. For a number cf
years she has suffered from ill health and
various infirmities, but her mind continued
clear, and her energy scarcely gave way
to the inroads of disease.
The injury received last summer pre
vented her from using her pen for some
time, and it was only lately that she was,
able to write at all. One of the last, tjp.f.
. haps the very last effort cf her pen, was a
contribution which appeared in the Balle-
( tin two weeks ago, m the shape of several
.ueueipia. inese came to . us aci
companied by a note, apologizing for the
hand writing, and explaining the cause Cf
it, her hand being still partially cripoled.
She expressed a hope of having the free
use of it speedily restored and promised
; a continuance cf contributions of tte? same-
Miss Leslie's family have all shown ta
lents of various kinds. Besides her bro
ther, the celebrated artist, she lias a young '
siiter who excels as a painter, and "other
members of the family hare been noted"
fcr connoisseurship as well as creative Un
lent PAi. BulUUn.
Kitty says that since she has worn high
heeled boots she has risen in public esti
mation. "What an immense number of servants
Washington must have had. Every old
nigger that gives up the ghost is imme
diately set down as 'another of Washing
ton body servants gone.' From actual
ciphering we have come to the conclusion
that Washington must have hnd between
eight and ten thousand body servants.
Of all ills that love brings, jealousy :i
one for which women have the IclsL synw
'When Greek meets Greek, then ccmea.
the tug of war.' .
Was the 'tug of war' here alluded to a
'steam tug,' and if so, whether high or Iot?
Answer.- The Greeks always .go ta
war under a high pressure of Eteam and
then comc the tug to tow them out!
Bob. by sitting on that side of the cars
ycu are missing all the sights on this
Nevermind, Tom, I am righting all the
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