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DEVOTED TO AllT, SCIENCE, AGEICULTUKE, COMMEECE, JNEWS, .POLITICS, GENEEAL INTELLIGENCE AND THE INTEEESTS OF NEBBASKA.V'-'"
CITY OF BKOWNVILLE, NEMAllA CO UNTYv N T;v THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 11, 1858. NO, 20,
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. R. W. FURNAS,
'cailSwry. Hoadley & Muir's -Building,
Cruer -f Mi u-l First Streets.)
liUOWNVII.Llv, N- T
V ST. $2.00
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' ... be furnished at $1,50 per
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II) l;a3wleM)oue insertion,
.at-h additional insertion,
ne quare, one month,
44 three inontha,
41 iix months,
n one Tear,
asines Cards -f six lines or !es,one jear,
i C'llomn one year,
ne-fcalf Column, oneyear,
Column, six months,
half Column, ix months,
"fourth 44 " "
44 C1 a mn three month,
" blf Cluma, three months,
fourth - 44 44
Announingoniidatcsforo!n?e(in advance,) 5,00
Ch in aivance will re quired for all ad vertise
3nt except where actual responsibility is known.
Ten pr:eat for ea.-h change will M added to the
No alrertM?ra?nt will be considered by the year,
tle p-fifiel on ths mmaript,or preyiously
ired up n between the parties.
Arertieinents not :nrked on thecopy fora spee-nuin'ot-rof
ins-Ttion, will be continued until
ordered out, and charged accordingly
- AJllerti.eraentsfr om Urangersortransientper-on-i.to
be raid in advance.
The pririlc of yearly advertisers willbe confin
t Jri.l-'sil'T to thir own bu-ines:and all advertise-
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taeuu not pertaining thereto, to be paid for ex
Yearly adTf-rtisTs liave the privilcgeof changing
AH laled advertisements charged doable the
U ir?. rTnnts in the inside exclusively will be
i barged extra.
BOOK AND FANCY
II. kin r . ,Jt.,i v, r,e Ad rertiser Office Card and
'b New Tyfef t;ie Uwt fylei. Ink nf
ft'-l c l r ilr r ine l'.ipnr, Eoreliipe, ic; we
Mff ii .w -it -iiir -d ti exe;-ure Job Vi)rk of every le-
riprion in a iyo unurpujucd by any other ofEce
in Ui- Toir 'I Stt.
r'lf.i a'r 't -nfion will be;iven to orders from
j li'tin-n in hvii 'h"tn promptly attended to.
ri-!Vi ,-ift ir.. hiving had an 'Xtonsive exj
ricic?, will ;ire their personal attenti-n to this
tM ..f l.!i!a"-(, -ind hopn, in their ordev.rs to
Uif. l,-li in ih - Xlene .f their worli. and
u u s i n e s s "IjaIid'sT ' Sa Jl. i iSa
' ' 'itiss mAuy turner? NEMAHA LAND AGENT,
rillllUPn n nQcoc maicd siweyor & xotary public,
111 LUMlCa HftJ U:ltoO lilAlvCrii Will select lands, investigate titles, pay taxes. &c,
ain Street, cne floor above Carsons Bank. fHher m Kansas or Nebraska; buy, sell and enter
lilU )V V VI L.Ll'2 N I1 ' lands on commission; invest in town property buyor
Bonnets and Trhamhurs alwav's on hand cl1 lhe sa,ne and wi" aIwa nave "n hand correct
""""'h "'"" v,k puts or townships counties &.c. showinc all landssub-
1 ' ject to entrv. and where desired will furnish parties liv-
..C. JOHNSON, in?in the states with thesarue.
A 'I"I'T?WTj,'V a m T a ttt Being the oldest settler iu the county will in all
A X VyXvll Xj X ixJL JjXxW, cases be able to pive full and reliable information.
SOLICITOR IN CHANCERY ciSa
Ueai ctatc Agent, RANDALS. GOULEY & CO.
bdowsvillb. n. t. PRODUCE BROKERS
- BEFERKSCES. AND
2.es:Iei",B, Mo.nlre'- COMMISSION MERCHANTS.
John C Miller, Chicago, 111. St. Louf S, MlSSOUlI
m.X. McAllister, 44 44 !
Qari F. Fowler, " " " Orders for merchandise solicited, and promptlv ft-Ied,
W. Furnas, Browor ille,N.T. at the lowest rates. All kinds of produce bought or sold
O. F Lake, ti on ommision
May 7, 1857. 47,ly Septombcr 23, 1S58. ly
. E. LIATHIETJ, A D- KIRK
Cabinet & Wagon-Maker AttOFIiCJ at Law,
MaiiFit7,VVilth nd Seventh. Land Agcat and Notary Public.
m "l?cV?1L,Lr' X-T- Archer, Richardson Co., -V. T.
r-Ir. Km.pr. work ueaily executed. . . . , , ' .. .
j-xppnag of wagons- piow. f tc. promptly done. ' Will practice in the Courts of ellaska. assisted
tT . . Z by Harding and Bennett, Nebraska City.
IW , c MONOUGH. LOUIS WALDTER,
iiouo, bign, & Ornamental Painter, H0Tlse, sn, and Ornamental Painter,
CLAZIBR, 4-c. GLAZIER, GRAINEB,
IIIIOIVXVILLE, 1VT. T, and
IX T'derg can be left at the City Drugstore. S PAPER IIAXGKR,
T- - BROWNVILIiE, N. T.
J. D 11 Pi R R THfiMPQfiN Tat:es tbU methxl r inrormlns: the public that he has
, ' " V1III JU11 removed his paint shop freni Nemaha City to this place
W3i Kst'tp & fJprprl I'fllVftirrr Ao-pnT Me thinks himself qualified to undertake any work per-
,ia.rX UtLLIdl Ui.CLUli Qtiiki tainin? to his lineof bnsinesu. and respectfullvinvites
BROWNVIIiLE, II". T the public to plve him a call.
A?entsrorlowalns.co.,0skaloosa, pnU"V.?ttlb,Ter"w;.tf '
ALL busiuei entrusted to our care will meet with ' '
Pr..Bl,,,,lli,.,otT,jlwrrji)twlcorrect papers prepar- XT T T H T
fj-Vn e on First street, north of I. T. Whyte & Co.C3
ATTORNEY AT LAW.
KEKERRKxcEs i LOT AND LAND AGENT,
T.i. rrr'Exrrnor SS.W Archer, Richardson County, X. T.
AusunAKins Aa :
3t "fflJST FENNER. FERGUSON, :
Apri! 8 lboS. . v3n41.1y 1 A1 11
Jo,.. ,.- .. Trrz Attorney and Counsellor
K1XNKV& holly; " AtLnw
ATTORNEYS AT LAW, belleeTbiiaska:.
J -VU.'IIt lSIi l CITY, S T.
gy. - BLACKS MIT H
E d - Vi Second Street l-twecn Tshi and 'ebraka.
- b. DUNDY, BROWNVILLE, N. T.
ATTORNEY AT LAW, EiriooRE,
cCS ..GeiifTal Steamboat Airoiit,
..W T. -'tI'J u' ,u n4l'" mneed witH the FORWARMXG J- COMMISSION: MERCHANT.
will t, . M EyKA. Ra.. r. Nebraska City, NEBRASKA CITY, N. T. . .
S'-W 10 'S' ii lr,-"uUon of important Suits. Goods sold n Cmnussii-n and prompt returns made.
1 " Particular attention civen to receiving Storing and Fir-
" ' wardius all kind" r f treisht and produce.
C. V7 V7?mr!r.T,T? ' Oeseoathelievee.
. iAjXjiJi,it . Storekvise In the vne blck wih Ko-'ner Hotel.
A 0 V ? i . - ' Herer t.) the JiechntH,f X.. fk -'itv;
ACllltSCL ntln Hmlflf'Sr rfpfc Michael StL.uiM : nargcol -r St. Louis;
w wVu UilU JLJUllUwli Ji hu A. Warden ' J soj L J dni e "
QroTWMii m Srkelf..-d Fmncy&Co" Barckiiy, Uiuk e& Co "
DANIEL L. McGARY,
M'TOilMY AT LAW.
SOLICITOR LY CHAXCERW ;
Will practice in tne Courts ol Ketraka,and Xorth
west Missouri. .
Messrs. Crow, JfcCreary & Co., St. Lf'Uis Mo.
Hon. Jatue H. Ua)ihs, - lo
lion John It. Sbcply, - - Do
Hon. James Craig, - . St. Joseph, Mo.
lion. Situs Wo.-dson, - ' Do
JudpeA. A. Bradford, Kbrsta City, X.T.
S. V. XuckoMs. Esq., . ,' . Do ....
- KL. DODGE,
ATTORNEY AT LAW
SOLICITOR iT CHANCERY,
Land Warrants bought and sold. Pre-emption papers
carefully and correctly prepared.
OFFICE on Main street, in Brown andBennsit's Bank
Hon. Fenner Ferpuson, . Bellevue, Nebraska.
" K. Y. Funia Brownville, "
" R Brown
Kinney & Holley Nebraska Citj
Hon. Jame CraijT, St. Joseph ilo.
Nave. McCord &. Co. . "
Clark If. Conrad. "
July 8, lS53-v3n2-Ty
PROVISION . HOUSE,
J M . ill y U
Old Stand of M. F. CLARK,
BROWNVILLE, N. T.,
Where can be found a full supply of Family Groceries I
H:m and Eiwn, iljckrel and Cod Fish. Teas, bugar,
Cotrce Candies, Nuts, Wine Crackers and Cheese. Liquors
and Wines. Sardines, Cigars and Tobacco, Oysters and
Lobsters, Peaches, Prunes, Blackberries and Wnortle
berrics and all articles usually kept In a Fancy Grocery
Store which he will sell lorcah or produce as cheap as the
cbenpast. Will you give me a share of your contiuuod
Brownuillc. July 15th. 1S53. v3n3
ATT0ENBY AT LAW,
ER'J'tVXYILLE, X. T.
Will wri'e doels of every kind and entrants for every
purjn.se. wi.h warranted le?al accuracy.
Olhce, in ihe lUbkint' Ilouhc of Lushbauzh &. Carson.
n n. J Iiti A . Ei:ichni Cadii. Ohio.
' W K. Carter, Cleveland, 44
" R P S;.Udin?. "
" B F Lei.er, CaiaV.n, . : '
" S Lihm " "
" WmRS.ipp Mt. Vern.n, 44
" S PCh .se Columbus.
" Thos. Ford Manstield. "
Jas. Crais St . 'Joseph, Mo.
Brownville .Oct. 221. ,7. v2ul7-ly
O. B. HEWETT,
ATTORNEY AT LAW
REAL ESTATE AGENT,
Will attend to business in all departments oJ his pro
fession. Pre emptors Ricrits Secured.
Land Warrants lor Sale.
Office on First St.,U't. Main and Water.
Kinney K. U iley NeUrar-ka City.
Checvcr Sweet & Co., , do
J. Ste;iius! il rton 'do
Br .wn &. Bennett, Brownville
R. W. Furnas do "
Brownville, Ji. T. Wjiy 13. 18S. v2n-J6tf
, L John James Aadubon.
There never was a man .who took so
much interest in the race of birds as John
James Audubon',' whose death to6k; place
on the 27th of Jahuiry, 1S51. On ac
count of : what he has accomplished in
making the acquaintance with the birds
of this country, and the description he has
given of them, h3 has. rendered himself
famous all over the civilized world. .
Audubcyi was born ia X.ouisiana" about
the year 1782. In his sixteenth year,
Audubon was sent to France, to pursue
his education. He returned in about two
years, full of love for the homes of the
birds. It was not long before he com
menced a collection of drawings, "r which
have since swelled into a series of splen
did volumes, called the ."Birds of " Ameri
ca." A greater and more valuable work
was probably never contributed to science
by the labors of a single individual ' than
this. The designs werelbegun inUhe
State of Pennsylvania, on a farm given
him by his father, situated near the city
of Philadelphia. There, amid . large
tracts of woodland, he pursued his ram
bles from the first faint streaks of day
until late in the evening, when, tvet wiih
dew, and loaded with specimens of native
birds, he returned to his quiet home. It
was in this place too, that he was married
to a woman, who, it would appear, was
every way worthy of him, and a fit part
ner of a man of his tastes..
He went into, mercantile business for
the purpose of obtaining means to enable!
mm to go on witn nis researcnes. uut
he was unfortunate, and failed. Perhaps
his love for birds and flowers unfitted him
in a measure for other business. Scarce
ly any one,- save his wife and children,
encouraged him to go on. . ; It w;as impos
sible, however, to divert his mind from
the birds. He undertook long and tedious
journeys, lie ransacked tne. woods, tne
lakes, "the prairies, and the shores of the
Atlantic. He spent years away from his
family. '-Yet will you believe ii," .says
he, -'I had no orj jet in view than simply
to become acquainted, for my 'own sake,
wi h nature. Never, for a moment, did
I conceive the idi.a"of bet oming useful to
my fellow-men, until I accidentally form
ed an acquaintance with Charles Lucitn
Bonaparte, at Philadelphia, on the 5th of
It was soon afterward that Bonaparte,
having examined Audubon's large collec
tion of beautiful drawings, said to him,
"Do you know that you are a great man?"
In reply, Audubon asked him what he
meant. "Sir," said Bonaparte, "I con
sider you the greatest ornithologist in
the world." He then suggeste 1 to him
the importance of collecting and offering
to the public the treasures which he had
amassed in his wild rambles. The idea
seemed like a beam of new light to Au
dubon's mind, and gave him a new im
pulse in the prosecution of his favorite
Two years after his first interview with
Lucien Bonaparte, he sailed for England.
This was in the year 1826. Whtn he
arrived in Liverpool, there was not a
solitary individual that he knew, or to
whom he had a letter of introduction.
However, it was not long before he found
friends. His works were received with
great favor. They astonished everybody.
Men of genius sought his acquaintance ;
learned societies extended to him the hand
of fellowship ; the houses of the nobility
were opened to him.' A few: years be
fore he had been rejected when he ap
plied ta become a member of the Lyce
um of1 Natural History, in rhiladelpnia.
Now he received the homage of the most
distinguished men of science in the old
Before the close of 1830, his first vol
ume of the "Birds of America" was is
sued. It was received with enthusiasm.
Royal names headed the subscription list.
It was no wonder that our English neigh
bors were in such raptures when they
saw the pictures of our birds. .Some of
the birds, and birds of great beauty, they
had never seen and scarcely heard of be
fore. The whole race of humming birds
was, in a great measure, unknown,' even
in the scientific world, until, Audubon
brought them into notice.
Soon after the publication of. his first
volume, Audubon . returned to America
to explore anew the woods, of the. middle
and Southern States. - Some two years
after that, he bent his steps northward,
and explored the forests of Maine, New
Brunswick, the shores of the Bay of Fun
dy, and the Gulf of St. Lawrence! and
the coast of Labrador..
Again, after having made a large ad
dition to his stock of drawings, he crossed
the ocean, and, in 1S34, the. second vol
ume of his works was published. The
three following yt ars were spent in ex
ploring Florida aud T,' xas. A vessel was
pliced at his diposal by the Government
of the United States, to aid him in this
enterprise. At the close of this period,
he published the fourth and; lust volume
of plates, and the fifth volume of descrip
tions. This whole work , comprises four
hundred and thirty-five plates, containing
more than one thousand figures.
In 1S39, he returned for the last time
to his native country, and established
himself, with his family, at his beautiful
residence on the banks, of the Hudson
Here he commenced the, re-publication of
his "Birds of America," in several large
octavo volumes, which were completed in
1S14. - - ;
After this, he commenctd another ser
ies of rambles, with a. view, of making
making himself acquainted with the qua
drupeds of this country,' as : he had done
with the . birds j and in due time, some
volpmes of the "Quadrupeds of America,"
in a style similar to his; first t work, were
published. ' - ' " - ' , :
1 Audubon used to say that he had no
faith in genius ; that a" man ' could make
himself what he pleased by labor, and, by
using every, moment of. time,- the mmd
might be kept improving to the end of
life. "Look at facts, and trust for your
self; medidate and reason," he would
say, "it is thus a man should educate
himself." ' ' , 1 .
Arkansas Hotel Arrangements.
The following rules and regulations
are posted on the doors of different rooms
of a country hotel in Arkansas: - - ' ,
RULES OF THIS HOUSE., :
1. Gentlemen will blacken their boots
or they, will . not be . admitted to ' the
table without an extra charge of a dime
2. Gentlemen going to bed with their
boots on will be fined, two bits for the
second, and turned out and sued for their
board for the third time, and, the landlord
holding on to the plunder. '
3. No person allowed to call twice
for the same dish without paying an ex
tra dime.: : . -
4. All travelers are expected to treat
before leaving the house, the landlord
holding on to the plunder till he comes
5. Loud snorin' not allowed, and a fine
of a dime for every offence.
6. Country soap given here a dime a
week for town soap.
7. And a half dime will be charged
for the privilege of the back porch on
shady afternoons. :
8. Liquors with white sugar, a dime
a, nip; with common brown sugar, five
cents. . '
9.' The landlord hopes that his board
ers will observe the above rules and say
nothing, or means, will be taken to see
that they do. . . ; f
Among the many singular anecdotes
which Lord Mansfield has been accustom-
d to relate of himself, he used to speak
of the following with the most unaffected
good humor.: . .
A St. Gile's bird appeared as an evi
dence before, him in some trial concerning
a quarrel in the street, and so confounded
his lordship with slang that he was oblig
ed to dismiss him without getting any
thing from him. He was desired to give
an account of all he knew.
"Mv lord." said he, "as I was coming
by the corner of a street, I stagged the
Pray," said Lord M., "what do :you
call staggimj a man?"
"Stagging, my lord ? why, you see I
was down upon him."
"Well, but I doit't understand 'down
upon him any more than 'stagging.' Do
speak to be understood."
"Well, an't please your lordship I
speak as weli as I can I was up to all he
"To all he knew ? I am as much in
the dark as ever."
"Well, then, my lord, I'll just tell you
how it was." , .
"Why my lord, seeing as how he was
a rum kid, I was one upon' his tibby !"
The fellow was at length sent out of
court, and was heard in .the hall to
say to one of his companions, that
he had "gloriously queer'd old Full Bot
Speculators and Capitalists.
The following lively, characteristic and
effective story is of Parisian origin, but
will fit this latitude as well as that :
Two gentlemen were chatting on the
Boulevard. One was a great, speculator,
developing the plans of a magnificent pro
ject ; the other a dazzled capitalist, Teady
to snap at the bait. He hesitated a little,
but was just yielding, merely making a
few objections for conscience sake. Near
these two paused a couple of youngsters
of ten or twelve years. They were look
ing into' a tobacco shop close;by, and one
cries out to the other: !
: "Py the piper! I'd like to smoke a
sou's worth of tobacco." . ;
. "Well," replied the other, "buy a sou's
worth." ' . ' '
"Ah ! as luck would have it, I haven't
the sou. : ';
"Hold on !.i I have two sous." ,
"That's the ticket ! just, the thing; one
for the pipe and one for the tobacco." ,
"Oh, yes, but what am to do ?'
"You ? Oh ! yon ' can be the stockhold
er; you can spit.V . -:
It was a flash of light. . The capitalist
thrust his hands . into his pockets and
fled. ' ' : . " . : ;
The speculator cast a furious look at
the two urchins, and turned down the
street. : ' .' ! - ; . ' .
"Doctor Pills in ?" . . . .
. ''Don't live here,' says Brown, who
was in full scribble, w ithout looking up. "
' "Oh, I thought this was his officer's ;
- "Next door.". .- - . ol t:zi-i
"Pray, sir, has . the doctor manjr pa
tients?" , , . . 1 . .
' "jv mot living." - ; ;-'
Doctor Pills heard of the' remarkr and
threatened to sue'Brown for'libel. .
A burial society has recently commen
ctd in the county of Lancaster, the first
printtd article of which runs thus: -That
whereas many persons fiud it difficult to
I bury themselves.1 : ; i. ; .
Next House of IteprcscntatiTes.
The House of Representatives consists
of .236 members. Of this number, 84
have been elected, divided as between the
different parties thus : -
ine present House or representatives
is thus divided in States yet to be heard
ml m r ...
Alabama ; -
Delaware ; !
Add those elected 54
110 112 14
So stands the House of Representa
tives at this day. How the elections of
November will affect it, will soon be de-termined.-
The following is a list of failures in the
States and Territories from April 1, 1S58,
to October 1, 1858:
New York city
New York State
Del.&D. of Col'ia
South Carolina (
6 90 000
33 1,056,000 '
The failures in the British Provinces
for the same time number 44 and amounts
General Tom Thumb.
That extraordinary dwarf, Charles S.
Stratton, who was exhibited in this coun
try by Mr. Barnum,. fourteen years ago,
gave a first performance in . Manchester,
on his farewell visit, in the Assembly
room of Free-trade Hall. He will com
plete his twenty-first year in January
next, and it is his present intention not
to exhibit himself after that time. He
has earned, a fortune, upon which he will
live on an estate which he has purchased
in his native country, in Connecticut
But. before'retiring, he is making a fare
well tour of the Old World. He has been
on the Continent, where ; a few weeks
since, he met his old. friend, Mr. Baruum,
at Baden Baden. Mr. Barnum has , ac
companied the General to England, being
himself on his way to America; and yes
terday, at the Free trade Hall, at the
General's request, Mr. Birnuin exhibited
the little man in his representation of
Grecian statues.' Mr. Barnu n is not,
however, connected with the exhibition,
and is only viiiu'ng Manchester for a few
days. The General . is a very merry,
good-humored little, ftllow. When last
here he was a child of "seven years ; now
he is a man in every respect except as re
gard hrs size, for hoi is -still only thirty
one -inches ; high.."-'During-his fourteen
years' absence from, Manchester, he has
been educating as well as exhibiting him
self.. His exhibition, has, consequent!)',
an additional interest, from the int lli-gt-nce
with which he sings, and the' cor
rectness with -which he assumes the char
REP. ' DEM.
Florida ' 1
Indiana . . 8 - 3
Maine . 6
Ohio ". 15' 6
Pennsylvania 20 " 5
South Carolina ' ; J 6
; Vermont - ' 3 ; " . -
acter he ' represents. He exhibits the
valuable presents which he has received
from Hen Majesty the Queen, and from
the other crowned heads before whom he
has had the honor of appearing; and he
rides to the hall in a marvellously tiny
equipage frcra the hotel where he is stay
ing. He is relieved in the course of his
performances by Senor Oliveria, whose
playing on the. violin is admirable. The
General has announced that during his
stay in Manchester, he will give three
exbitions daily: '.Manchester. Guardian.
Alexander II is reported to have said
to Prince Napoleon that he had promised
the Emperor of the French and Queen
Victoria to visit France and England, and
that he hoped to ' perform his promise
next spring.. . - ' ; "
The marriage of the Duke of MalakofT
will be celebrated at St. Cloud on the
12th . inst. He will return to London
with the Duchess on the 13th or 14th of
this month. ,
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The French Admiral commanding "in
the Gulf, of . Mexico, who has just quitted
Paris to proceed to his post, has received
energetic orders to protect French' sub
jects in Mexico. '
Five young Chinese Christians have
arrived at Suez, on their way to France,
to be educated. They are accompanied
by a Chinese Catholic priest, who speaks
French and English fluently.
The Vienna Gazette publishes a new
law concerning the military conscription.
The term of service remains , at eigh
years as formerly. The nobility will not
The Montore Toscano announces the
discovery, at Florence, of a copy of
Dante Alighierfs "Divina Comedia,"
written in Petrarch's own hand.
Hume, the mesmerizer, figures as a lion
in the Russian saloons. He wears a fan
tastic dress, and a Scotch caD and feather.
which he never takes off in any saloon
there is a magic in it.
It is stated that a Frenchman, who holds
the office of General of Division in the
Persian army, has been appointed by the
Shah, Minister of War.
Fabrication of Diamonds.
One of the most curious sights in Pans
is said to be afforded by a visit to the vast
work-shops of . Mr. Bourguignon, where
the whole process of transforming a few
grains of dirty, heavy looking sand into a
diamond of the purest water, is daily go
ing on, with the avowed purpose of de
ceiving everybody but the buyer. The
coloring matter for imitating emeralds,
rubies, and sapphires, is entirely mineral,
and has been brought to high perfection
by Mr. Bourguignon." Many operators
are employed, whose business is to polish
the colored stones and line the false pearl.
with fish scales and wax; the scales of
the roach and dace are chiefly employed
for thii purpose. They must be stripped
from the fish while living, or the glisten
ing hue, so much admired in the real
pearl, cannot be imitated. ' 1
An Unexpected Fortune.
It is stated that a surviving daughter of
Aaron Burr conies curiously into posses
sion of quite a fortune in this way: Burr
held a lease from Trinity Church of the
Richmond Hill property, three or four
hundred lots in the centre of New York,
for sixty-six years. He re-leased the
land for sixty-three years to Astor and
others, and their lease expires in 1860.
The lease for three years then belongs
to Burr's daughter, and the claim is in
disputatable, and the value of the lease
very great. Already several of the les
sees have compromised the claim for
from one thousand five hundred to two
thousand dollars per let.
A Wliccl-barrow Man.
The Kansas City Journal of Commerce
states that A. O. McGrew.of Pittsburgh,
Pa., left Kansas City, solitary and alone,
on the 16th uit., for Pike's Peak dig
gings, taking his previsions, blankets,
pick and shovel, gun and ammunition in
a wheel-barrow. When he left Pittsburgh
he had just five cent3 in money, and no
outfit save what he had cn his tack.
Pitkins, hardware dealer of Kansas City,
who has known McGrew for some years,
filled his whetl-l arrow with an outfit,
and McGrew started on his solitary pil
grimage of six hundred miles through an
uninbabited country save with Indians and
I uffaloes, determined to fill his single
wheelbarrow coach with thining du3t as
soon as anybody. In passing a train,
McGrqw.was offered a place in the com
pany, but returned thanks for the proffer
ed kindness, adding that he could not
consistently accept the offer, as he was in
grtat haste,, and. feared that hemijzhtbe
delayed, and perhaps caught in the iow,
if he travelled with oxen. .
' Antoiue Le Claire, a half-breed In
dian, living at Davenport, is said to be the
richest man in the Slate of Iowa; -" Gov.
Grimes ranks next-ia wealth. : t
The "marriage between, Jonathan and
Miss Great Britainrwhich was" so brilli
antly celebrated a few xveckVago.Yj "evi
dently a very unhappy one, A all events!
no words havs passed Icitcecn them since
the bridal day. , . .
There are now 'about 9,000 Post Offi
ces in the United States. .'.
To hold cne's head up, help . to .keep
one's heart up. -
Much of the world' 'progTesa is ia a
wrong direction. .
A bleeding finger is more noticct! thia
a bleeding heart. C. ' -. -" ' ' A
" . .. . -j
Men do less ihad they ought j 'ualess
they do all they can. ' ' : .
He who has outlived hisjffienaV fcIs
that his home is beyond thegfave. "
Manners and customs are cfieoccm-
promise between wisdom and folly.. ,
,Why should B come before C ? :- -cause
any one must be before he-can ee.
A wag states that he always loo4q
under the marriage head for news ot tie
veak. y - .'..)' .
The horse's coat is a gift of Nature,
but a tailor very often makes a ccat for
an, as3. ' " . .
Resignation to eyijs that C3nbe cure,
docs not stand high among the Christiaa
graces.- , ;
Why should a sailor always know what
o'clock it is K Because he is alirays po
ing to sea. " " V J- ' '
She that marries a man iecause lie is
a "good match," must not be surprised if
he turns out "a lucifer."
The following question is now before '
the Tillietudlum Debating Society "Is it
wrong to cheat & lawyer?". . . ,;
The Illinois Journal "asks it we can.
throw any light on kissing." We don't
care to. The thing is just as well 'ia l&e
dark. , : ".
"Pray doctor, had your mother a sJtM
"Let me see! she had tvyo daughters,,
but whether she had a son, I 1 really
can't recollect." . "
' - 4.
An eminent painter wasasked ,whaj h.
mixed his colors with to produce so extra
ordinary an effect ?, ,
"I mix them with brains, Sir," was tho
reply.' Y'. ' , , ,
An eloquent writer, .'in his letters' ta
young men, exhorts thenj to "wrap them
selves in their virtue;" but we knoy there .
are many in these parts who, if they had
no more covering, would freeze to death.
' . . '--:.
A western poet gets ofT the following .
explosion: The engine 'groanqd, . the
wheels did creak, the steam did whistle,
and the boiler did leak. The boiler was
examined they found it was ' rusted r .
when all on a sudden the old'thing bust-"
ed, " ' ' ;." ;
A green un who had never been on a
steamboat before, fell into the hatchway
of one down into the hole, i . ;
Being hurt he jumped up and exclai '
ed in surprise :
"Well, if the darned : thing ain't hoi
ler! -.'. v. . :
mYou have a right to challenge ' any of
of the jury you please," said the counsel,
to a testy client, who wa$ under indict
ment. f .
"And so will," he reglied; "if they
don't bring me off handsorrfely, I'll chal
lenge every one of them!"
Little Sis. h, Bobby, I'm goinff to-,
have a hooped dress, an oyster shellboa- '
net, a pair of ear-drops and a baby! 1
Little Bob. The thunder you ivill '.
Well, I'm going to hare .a rair of jht
pants, a shaughai coat, a crooked cana.
and pjstol ! '
"No one would take you for what yo9
are," said an old fashioned gectlemau to
a young dandy, who had more ,h?jr thaa
"Why?" . : : ; 'A
'Because they can't see your ears V
With a flushe,il phir, dandy bolted. ;
"Wherever I go," aid a gentlen:3t
remarkable for his' state pride, ul ani
sure to find sensible men from 137 cwa
State." . ' . , '
"No wonder,"' said the person he waa
addressing, "fqr every 'man of that State,
who has any sense,' leaves H as sooil a'S
he can." - -: . "I."
Conclusion " six days' sulk. (-Scene j "
Outside of the house a cat is heard to
Husband to the dear one of h:3 bososi
"Did you speak, dear?" "'-
Tea-taUe suddenly oyertpined, and
broomsticks become prevalent ia jhe. do
mestic atmosphere." .---
- "Please your lordship's honor jbi g6 '
ry," replied Tom,"I shot the hare by ac
cident." . . - 7 ,, ,' '
"Ry accident?" remarked Captain p-,
Hallaron. 4 . - - : . .-
. "I was firing at a bushj and the beaxt
ran across my aim, all of his own acv
"The game-keeper .tells a different,
sTory," said hi5 lcrdshir. '" .- "
; Och '. don't put faith in what therpai1
savV' said Tom, Mwheri he n?ver xafv ;
abput pa.king : the .truth-any bsw. ..XT j
tould mea'other day yer lordship wasc'
so fit to fill the chair of justice a,s a jack,
ass." v . " .
,rAy, ay L" exclaimed, the iscounf Kil?
ski(d-ry, "indeed, and what did you sayl1
'phid your lordship,! vaid your kr
ship was.. : . ::
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