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K ha of or more will Ue furnibel at $t 60 per
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"Free to Form and Eesalate ALL their Domestic Instltntlons In their oira war, subject only to the Constitution of the United States."
RATES OP ADVEKTIOINOj
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Kadi sddukoal insertion, ..-- 0 frO
One square, cise aviita, . . . ... J SO j
Buiaes Critof ii lines or les, oat Ttr, 0 0'
One Column one year, - - - - . . .' . (oro
One-half Column one rtsr, u co
One fourth Column ote year. - - 13 w
One eighth Column one year, U CO
Ooe column tlx manias, . - . . io l7 '
One half Column six montfcs, ....... to tw
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One eichih Column aix month, - - . .... 9 CO
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BEOWNVILLE, NEBRASKA, THURSDAY, AUGUST 18, 1859.
BUSINESS - CARD S.
IT. C. JOHNSON,
VTTORNEY AT LAW,
SOLICITOR IN CHANCERY
1 ' AND
' Ileal Estate Agent,
: . UROWNVILLE, N. T.
Hon. Win Jessui., Montrose, Pa.
W S.Bcntty, - ;?
Jobn O. Miller, Chicago, 111.
' VVm.K.McAlliiter, - "
K W Farnaa,BrownTille,X.T. .
My7, 1867., - -
r" E. MATHIEU
Cabinet & Wagon-Haker
All kin4 of Cibinet w.rk neatly executed.
fj-lupilrlnKOf wanon' pU.wa, etc., promiKly done.
House, Sign,-& Ornamental Painter,
' GLAZIER. 4 c.
HUOWXV1LLK, IV. T,
wracan Urleft at H.eCUy Prug&torg. fj
TiTr. IINXET.-.' -f V CBA3. K. B0LLY.
KINNEY & HOLLY,
TTORNEYS AT LAW,
" XEBRASKA CITY,W T. .
curler tVn Territory. Coiiec-
'.T. t..a nJ MLMOOrt. Will tt'"1 tb0
. E. S. DUNDY, i
ATTORNEY AT LAW,
inriirn. BtcnABDROS CO. . T.
fi.. .: pvirl Court i of the d Jndiclal
Strict, and attend t- U nvUtora c.nn wb the
M aasiotoietn the pronecsuon 01 imporwio-"-srpt.
D. L. M'OART.
O. B. HEWITT'
McGARY & HEWETT,
ATTORNEYS AT LAW
SOLICITORS IX CIUXCERY.
Will practice in the Courta of Xebratka, and Sort b
Mrssra. Crow, JfcCreary h. Co.,
Hun. Jaiuec H. llugha,
lion John n. Sliepljr,
JTon. James Craig, -
lion. Silna Wodon,
JudpeA. A. Bradford,
S. F. N'ucfcolla. Kq.,
Kinney U. Uollcy, Nebraska City.
Cheever Sweet & Co., do
J. Sterling Morton do
Brown & Bennett, Brownville
R. W. Furraa do
Brownville, X. T. Nor. 18. 1S58.
St. Loula, Me.
- St. Jowph, Mo.
C. W. WHEELER,
Ircliitect and Builder.
" MISS MARY TURNER,
MILLINER AND DRESS MAKER.
Iliin Street, one door above Carsons Bank.
UHOWNVILLH N. T.
Sonnets and Trimmings always on hand.
JAMES W. GIBSON,
Second Street. between Main and Nebraska,
JBTjOWNYILLE, N. T. , , ,
Clocks, Watches & Jewelry.
i. ' J. SCHITTZ
r TTould anttounceto thecitiicna of Brownville
yv'and vicinity that he has located tnmseii n
LnmwnTilte. andintend keeping a full aaort.
k.au ..f everything in hrt line of business, which will
bfi..l4 low for cash. He will also 0.0 an nu o
l inB of clocks -watchca and Jewelry. All work war
ranted. , "... '. ,. . . I : 3nl91y
DR. D. GWIN, .
Having Vermapently. located in
For thepraetice of Medicine and Surgery, ten
2cr hia professional services to lae araicteu.
- Office on Main Street. no23v3
llttorncy . un d Counsellor
- tlEkX Law,
; BELLE VUE. NEBRASKA.
s GEORGE EDWARDS,
tm. -fr r rra m t rTi
'Omti-Awa if. " Kinney 4r Holly' 1 ojjict,
Nebraska City, N. T.
iAh. v.nTn-utft building can he furnitned
With D(.icnii.Plna.SD.'cincations, fcc. for boildin?oi
jnycla.. or r"'y o' etyle. and the erection of the
irjaunerintenacdif desired. - Prompt attention paid
obuiines from a distance. w r
EH!. IMS ST011.
JOHN H. MAUN & CO.,
BR 0 WXV1LLE, X. T.
. DEALEfil Ilf
CHEMICALS, TOILET SOAPS,
Fine ll ur and looth .brushes,
PERFUMERY, FAIVCY &. TOIEET
" Tobacco & Cigars,
Pure Wines and Liquors for
tj Physicians' Prescriptions and Family Recipes
All orders correctly answereu. r.very rm.ic w..
ranted pennine and of the best quality.
53- A GITAT or all leading Patent Mtdexne$ of
CITY TRUNK STOKE.
FAS SETT Sc CROSSMAN,
Traveling & Packing
VALISES, CARPET BAGS, ftC.
South West corner of Pine nnd 3d st's,
Saint Louis, 3Io.
r .r..m.. All all nrdnrs
1. V irt uow yi i. " ' ------
L J J-i lliin onr line with promptness and on the
JNSHLs vtne most reasonable terms. Our stock ai
'larpe and complete and all of our own
munnfurt nrino- ThofiP in Wkllt of articles in our lino,
(wholesale or retail) will do well to give us a call be
fore purchasing eUewhcre. A ahare of public patron
ageia solicited. nl8v3-ly
Are an unequalled Tonic and Stomachic, a potiteiv
ana pataiaoie ittrncay jut yrrr u.
. m A .1.1. .u J afl Jl'lKllllll If f
. Dioetfire Organ.
SAW ID m ffllL
Cavinic rented tbe interest of Lake and Emmerson In
the Brownville Steam Saw and Grikt Mill, announce to
to the public that he is prepared to accommodate tbe
citizens of Brownville and Nemaha County with a su
perior quality of lumber of all kind. Alto with the
Grift Mill, to serve all In that line.
The market price at all times paid for Logs and Corn.
The old businesaof Noel, Lake t Emmerson wit! he
aettled bv Henry La. ill iww w'w.ipi
by tbe uoderaigned. JtSSB h'OEL.
Brownville. April 7th, 1869. ly
BROWXVIEEE, IV. T.
MORRISON & SMITH,
ANNOUNCE to the public that they bare opened a
Billiard Room and Saloon
in the old Nemaha Valley Bank Building, Brownville,
Nebraska, where lovera of the interesting game of Bil
liards can be accommodated in a style, they trust will be
satisfactory to all who may patronize them.
Are all pure and of the choicest brands. Tbe famous
. The best made ia kept constantly on hand at this es
tablishment. B. MORBISON.
no44-ly J. Q. A. SM1TII.
TYPE & STEREOTYPE FOUNDRY
Ho. 168 Vine St., bet. Fourth ana Fifth.
C. F. O'DRISCOEI. & CO
Manufacturers and dealers in News, Book and Job
Type, Printing Presses,Case,Ualliea. Ac., Ac.
Inkp, and Printing Material of Erery Description,
STEICEOTYriNU of all kind Uooki, Music.
Patent Medicine Directions, Jobs, Wood Engraving,
Ac, f c.
Brand and Pattern Letters, various styles,
O rHANK OOVLEY. S S SOUTHARD, JR
(Late Randall, Gouley, & Co..)
CORNER OF VINE AND COMMERCIAL STS.
jYumler 54, North Levee,
St. Louis, Missouri,
FAST ST. LOTUS. ILLS..
"Patent Metallic Keg" Agency for
Uuront s Uanpowaer.
Agents jor Cropper Sc Co's Unadulterated
These Bitters are a snrc Preventive of
FEVER AND AGUE !
They are prepared from the purest materials by an old
and experienced Druggisi, ana mercioi o
n" Tiirv iin Tlir.FSTin!
By gently exciting the system into ahealthy action J are
pleasant totlic lasie, " -tbe
system thatisso essential tobealth.
lr--A rinirias foil maybe taken two or three times
a day before eating. ,
rrepareaon,, oy vv . . nO.
Oct. 23. '63 lS'ly
A." D.sKIRK, "
Attorney at Law,
Land Accat and Xotary Public.
' Kulo, Jiicharason Co., j . i.
I Will practice in the CourtFof iftcdKebraeka.a
ly Harding and Ucnnett..etrasKB vuy.
A.S. HOLLADAY, M. D.
i BevpmfnllT informs his friend in Brownville nd
immA,i;.t. ......... a v. c rAcn m thi nracticc of
Medicine, Surgery, & Obstetrics,-
anaa.r.es, by strict attention to his profession, 10 receive
ttit gptierous patronajre heretofore extended tohim. In
il cae where iU posniUleor expedient, a prescription
V n . I .. a . . . . i i . . fl.ilff CfnTA
eb. J4, 35. ly '
COUNCIL BLUFFS, IOWA.
Empire BIocK, No. 3.
XXTTT.T.TA'rVT T TTTT"ER.
"on:d inform the public that he has opened a first
, dtt B,ok Biuiry, and Is now preparid to do all kinds
' 'f Bo..k Binding old or new, bnnd or re-bound upon
' the shortest possible notice, and ot the roost reasonable
. Orders recorvedfor all kinds of Blank wprk. ' ' '
Jnly 1,1853-iy. .
Forwarding & Commission
MEKUMA JN To,
Ko. 78, North Levee, St. Louis, Mo.
... r.,ri .nd Manufactured Articles accu-
,.t.ir fiiid at lowest possible rates. Consignment for
sale and re-shipment respectully solicited. Shipments
of all kinds will be faithfully attended to.
Messrs. G n Rea & Co St. Iuls
Birtlett. McComb h Co do
Gilbert, Miles h. Stannard do
lion. V,' II Bufflngton, Auditor State of Missouri
JO Harmon, Eiq. Cairo City, III.
- Messrs Molony, llro's &Co New Orleans, Louisiana
J D Jackson, Esq., do do
Messrs Hinkle, Guild k Co, Cincinnati, O.
F Hatnniar&Co do
Braudell &. Crawford Louisville, Ky.
" Wood run itUunting ton. Mobile, Ala.
H. Billing, Esq., Beardstown, III.
May 12, 1S53 45-3m
Buchanan Life and General
Office cor 2d and Jule sts.,
ST. JOSEPH. MO.
CHAmTKRSH AT THB LAST SESSION OP THE MO. LIO
V . ... .kA AAA W f.
v t t : i if i reward .1 A. Owen. Mil ton
nt In Cih i.ii n .John II. Likens, .ll.tcneiK,
JWi K.y, S. J . McArnan a. k. a..? - .
V . Tl.McAsnAS. Sec'y.
rS now roady to receive application ior nuo, rue,
I it: v. i A jVi rat urn t( 25 nee
cent, will be allowed on cargo premiums. Loss!
.. i r i:t! mi p a.n t$
promptly adjusted, ana me U8ttnicinw;rij"-
the patrons of theoffice.
...... met 11. 3 m
MVE YOUR MONEY AND GOTO
I WM. T- DEN.
m id sie m.
Wholesale and Re'ail dealer in
BOOTS AND SHOES.
i '. . Brolrntilie, N. T .'
I ed stock of boots and Shoes, Lady't and Oeot.'s
1 Gaitere and Slippers of every variety ; also.
iia MiM anil rtillilrana thnu nf frT kind that I
' wilt sell cheaper for Cash or Produce than any other
; hoaf e west of St. Louia. AH work warranted J orders
The Flithest Cakh price paid for nides, Pelta and Furs,
; t the City Boot and Shoe Store. Cut Leather kept for
J. W. BLISS,
PERU, NEMAHA COUNTY,
Particular attention paid to making collections for
non-reidenta. Charges reasooauic.
H. W. Frame, Postmaster, Peru
' Wm. E.Pardee, Probate Judge, Neb. City
E E Parker County Clerk, Brownl'.le
Lyford c Horn, Bonora. Mo.
BOOT & OTOE
First Street opposite Recorder's OJJice,
BROWNVILLE, N. T.
itt ...v..ik. wnnM rRTuvtfntlv Inform the citizeus
of Brownville, and vicinity, that he has located here for
the purpose of manufacturing Boot and Shoes to order.
All persona in want of a superior article will do well to
call and leave their measure-
Repairing promptly ana neatiyaone.
E. UAtK .
Brownville, July 7, 1S59. vtnl-tf
a. H. WILCOX. T. W. BEDOR t
V7ILCOX tSc BEDFORD,
XXxro-7rxxxrllo, 3XT- T.
Land Warrants Loaned on Time
From One NIonth to Ten Years,
Land Warrants Loaned to Pre-emptors ; Taxes Paid ;
Collections made; Real Estate uousni ana aoia, wnu
Located ; and safe Investments made for Eastern Cap.
italists. . , , .
All Land Warrants sold by us arc guaranted perfect
in all respects,
Reirlster and Receiver of Land Office at Brownville, NTj
Recisterand Receiver of Land Office at Xebraska City.
Retister and Receiver ot Land Ofllce at Omaha. N. T..
Samue' W. Black, Governor ot Nebraska, Russell
w.i ". tc-.,i,iii ri.ivrnment Transporters. Kansas
and Nebraska; E. K. Wlllard & Tonng. Bankers, Chica-
eo; F. Granger Aoams, wunn, vu, "1. ' -76
Wall street N. T. City. Thompson Bro's. No 2 Wall
street T City. Hon Alfred Gilmore, Philadelphia,
Pa ' W S Grant, President Gardiner Bank, Maine; W.
M. Conkey, President Bank of Chenango, N. T.j Crane
. n!n t ..iiia VahraV.
The Land Sales take place in Nebraska in July, Au
gust and September, wnen some oi mo
the United States will be offered for sale, and afterwards
subject to private entry with Gold or Land Warranta.
Brownville, N. T., July U, 1869. no I 6m
Shrubs, Roses, Vines, Plants, etc.
HILLS & CO.,
A. Falinestock & Sons,.
ARE now canvassing Nemaha and Richardson counties,
Nebraska; and Atchison county, Missouri; receiving
..j... iv.M shrnha. Vinas. Evercreens. fcc.
.c. They call the attentiou of Farmers and others de-
6ireing anything in their line to tue aa vaniaucs u. -
chasing supplies at their Nursery, me ku. s w.
plete and prices as favorable as that of any other Nur
aery anywhere, and all warranted to be as represented
Orders can also be left at tbe Advtrti$er office Brown
vllle. N. T.
July 7th, lb69.
PRINCE & CO.'S
Townviiie, June 2d,'59.
first St., l)ct. Main and Atlantic,
tl,at?0t?C the citizens of Brownville and vicinity
i mey have rented tin. hL-rr t..murir . r
im r i" raow prepared to furnish Bread. Cakes!
ri,t, CuUttUoiun I r ...... . . - '
t -"'t.iii, u;iu'wwif. fti..'ar.
' . . W.T. COMFORT,
' iUe. April M. '69. ut
TM.kSK TinnK TtlAVTTFAflTrRER.
Southeast cr. 2nd and Locust St's.
ST. LUL1S, MU.
All kinds of Blank Books, made of tbe best paper, ruled
to any pattern, and sewed in the new improved patent
LIBRARIES PERIODICAJjS, MUSIC etc,
bound in any style, and at the shortest notice.
chanic's Fair, be feels condident in insuring satisfaction
to an wiio may give mm a can.
July 22d, 1S53. ra"
ATTORNEY AT LAW;
KHAL ESTATE AGENT.
Falls 5ity, Riohardson County, Nebraska
Wi 1 r re prompt attenti n to all professional busi
ness intrusted to his care in Richardson and adjoining
counties; also to the drawing of deed, pre-emption pa
pers, kc, c c. xy 13, '58 ci$-6za
TTITII DIYIDED STTELIi
The BeH'Toned lleed Jnitrument the tcorld.
List of Pncea:
Four Octave Helodeon
Four-and-half Octave Melodeon
Five Octave Melodeon
ix.. Ant.i- y.iiann' Piano Hate. Four stops
Five Octave Melodeon, double reed, portable case 130 00
kit rvtvt lTflrv1nn. Piano Case ' 130 00
vivm nrt.v rirvinn. Piano Case, double reed 150 00
Five Octave Melodeoo, Double Banks, four stops 200 00
The Organ Melodeon, five sets Reeds, two Banks
Eeva and Pedal Bab 390 00
First Premium am arded wherever exhibited. Illus
trated price circulaas sent by mail.
Order Promptly Filled By
GEO. A. PR1XCE fc CO., Buffalo, JC.T.
GEO. A. PRINCE & CO.. 110 Lake st.,Chicaeo. Ill
GEO. A. PRINCE i CO., 67 Fulton st. N. X. City
July 7th. 1859.
TTTa nriih n hliw Krt 0(10 hllshf l Of COHTJ
Jclirered in this City orat Peru, for which we will
rjav the higheEt markotpnee incasn.
J b D. J. MARTIN 4 Co.
Ye Skceters Hey CQm.
July and yer here skeeters; well,'
I her been a lookin fur ye sum time sinse,
Ana bopin that ye wud'nt cum'
At all, but yer bein here . '
Won't keep mo frum fpcekin oat my mind,
Far ire got no respect fur yer presents, ye tarnal
Pest, wurs than the fros that plagued ole Noar ,
And maae mm let tbe 'jjyptiins all go-free. , ; -
But that'a a ole eubjua. , . . ,
Ye neednt be bnzzin roun and making o much ado,
Fur yer nothin but a akeeter no how, .
A cussed little thins, and littler yit ,
When ye was a wiggk tail, ,
Spose ye don't remember whar ye cum frum.
Folks ginerally do it when they git up a notch,
Ilut I cant think was ye wat made fur, no how,
Cept it wus to kepe the perlice awake, woll,
I spect that was it.
Sum say ye sing, so docs a hoss, '
The durndestsingin ever i beam, if ye callitsingin,
Ye can quit, or (lse ilo own ire got no year 1
For musick ; if other poits kin find vnrtues in ye,
Skeeters, its morn I kin, Idont think yer
Performans 11 Wer raise an angel to the skies,
Speshally if I'm the angel. '
Well, yer a tricky rarmiut after all ;
Ye put me in mind of lawyers, and bout as tricky,
Yer always Jbund insida a bar, reddy ta
Ren' up a bill, and it keeps a feller uparrio
Tu keep ye off, he gits no sleap,
Ye mak the nite mornin and the mornia
Nite. finis. J
'Can't you pay me a little money on
your note, to-day V said a. hard-working
mechanic of our acquaintance the other
day, to a man who was driving a fine
horse before a dashing one hundred dol
lar sleigh, trimmed with two buffalo robes.
'Can't you pay me a little money, I am in
great waut of some to buy provisions for
'I really cannot, was the laconic remy.
The times are so hard I cannot.' The
whip cracked, and he dashed on.
Ah ! said I to myself, are these times
so hard ? Is money so scarce that the
industrious poor cannot be compensated
for their labor ? I will observe the say
ings and doings of men, for one day, and
'Oh! these hard times!' said the man
in the sleigh, as he was wrapped in warm
buffaloes. I followed him to the billiard
table, and saw him lose ten games, and
twice as many shillings, which were paid
as free as water. . There were no hard
times to this man when the music of the
billiard balls fell sweetly on his ears; nor
would he hesitate, to stake fifty times the
mechanic's note on the game of : brag,
these hard times. " ' .
Oh ! these hard times 1 said the man
in broadcloth to his washerwoman, as he
turned away from her bill for the last
month washing. I have no money now,'
and he flung himself into the street. I
saw him pay ten dollars for a gold head
ed rattan, and twenty for a new. fashion
ed fur cap. He never thinks of hard
times when he wants to deck out his own
Oh! these hard times!' said the fath
er as he turned away the schoolmaster
who had presented his bill for the quar
ter's tuitiou of his son. 'Three dollars !
in these hard times for school teaching ! I
cannot pay but one.' Soon after he paid
the dancing master ten dollars for teach
ing the same child the genteel accomplish
ments of .dancing, and said nothing about
Oh ! these hard times !' said a robust,
redfaced man, as he turned off his tumbler
of brandy and sugar, and paid the bar
keeper a shilling. 'I can see no prospect
of better. Hard times these for a poor
man to make money. I cannot get money
enough to buy the comforts of life, let
alone the dainties. Why, landlord, as
you live, I have had to do without butter
in my family for a month, and can get no
money to buy any. Good brandy, that;'
and he filled another tumbler. Thus goes
tais strong able bodied man's money,
these hard times
Oh! these hard times!' said the mer
chant to the poor woman, who asked him
to throw off. a shilling from. the piece of
calico which he was selling at one hun
dred per cent., in advance. 'We cannot
take a cent less these hard times.' At
the ten-pin alley I saw him pay fifty times
as much as he refused to allow the poor
woman. Thus our merchant spends his
money these hard times.
'Oh ! these hard times !' said a loafer
as he stretched out his legs over three
chairs by our stove. 0h! these hard
times!' and there he fat all day, repeat
ing like a parrot, Hard times ! hard
times !' And I pitied the man from my
soul ! for I believe he thought it was hard
times, when he alone was to blame for
being lazy and spending what is better
than money, his time, these hard times.
'Oh! these hard times!', said a young
man who had been married a year. . I do
not know how I shall live this winter I
can get no money to buy, my winter
stores.' And I followed him home, where
I found a man, woman and boy, hired to
wait on him and his wife,, in these hard
Oh ! oh ! these hard times !' and I
thought if these m?n would be industri
ous, economical, and content to live with
in their means, these hard times would
soon become easy, and so concluded these
hard times would be attributed to these
lazy, spending men. And while these
hard tims continue, the industrious sup
port the idle.-
Hnnscr an Impnlse to Labor.
Hunger is one of the beneficient and
terrible instincts.; It is, indeed, the very
fire of life, underlying all impulses to la
bor, and moving man to noble activities
by its imperious demands. Look where
we. may, we see it as the motive power
which sets the vast array cf human ma
chinery in action. It is hunger which
brings these stalwart naries together in
orderly gangs to cut paths through moun
tains, to .throw bridges across rivers, to
intersect- the land with the great iron
ways, which i brings city into daily com
munication with city. Hunger is the over
seer of those men erecting palaces, prison-houses,
barracks and villas. Hunger
sits at the loom, which, with stealtly pow
es, is weaving the wondrous fabrics of
cotton and silk. Hunger labors at the
furnace and the plough, coercing the na
tive indolence of man into strenuous and
incessant activity. . , ' "'.
If in this sense, hunger is seen to be
a beneficent instinct, , in another sense it
is lerrible, for when its progress is un
checked, it becomes a devouring flame,
destroying all that is noble in man, sub
jugating his humanity, and making the
brute dominant in him, till finally life it
self is extinguished. Besides the picture
of the activities it inspires, we might also
place a picture of the ferocities it evokes.
Many an appalling story might be cited,
from that of Ugolino in the famine tower,
to those of shipwrecked men and women,
who have been impelled, by the madness
of starvation, to murder their companions
that they might feed upon their flesh. N
Death from Want of Sleep.
The question, how long can a person
exist without sleep, is one oftener asked
than answered, and the difficulties and
inhumanity of answering the question by
experiment, would seem to leave it ever
unsolved. A recent communication to a
British Society, whose fields of operation
are in Asia, would seem to answer the
inquiry, in a description of a cruel mode
of ' punishment peculiar to, and -we be
lieve, original with. the Chinese. It ap
pears that a Chinese merchant had been
convicted of murdering his wife, and was
sentenced to die by being totally depriv
ed of the privilege of sleep. This pain
ful and singular mode of quitting an
earthly existence, was carried into execu
tion at Amoy under the following circum
stances: " The condemned was placed in prison
under the care of three of the police
guard, who relieved each other every al
ternate hour, and who prevented the pri
soner from falling asleep, night or day.
ite thus lived! nineteen days without en
joying any sleep. At the commencement
of the eighth day, his sufferings were so
intense that he im'plored the authorities
to grant him the blessed opportunity of
being strangulated, garroted, guillotined,
burnt to death, drowned, shot, quartered,
or put to death itf any conceivable way
which their inhumanity or ferocity could
invent. This will give a slight idea of
the horrors of death from want of sleep.
Importance of Recreation.
The following felicitous passage occurs
in the admirable speech of the Hon. Ed
ward Everett at a Webster Festival at
the Revere House, Boston, recently. The
orator, in referring to Mr. Webster's
taste for many sports, added the follow
ing words :
'The Americans as a people at least
the professional and mercantile classes
have too little considered the importance
of healthful generous recreation. The
have not learned the lesson contained in
the very word which" teaches that the
worn-out man is re-created, made over
again by the seasonable relaxation of the
strained faculties. The old world learned
this lesson years ago, and found out (He
rod 1, 163) that as the bow always bent,
will at last break, so the man forever on
the strain of thought and action, will at
last go mad or break down. Thrown up
on a new continent, eager to do the work
of twenty centuries in - two the Anglo
American population hss overworked, and
is daily overworking itself. From morn
ing till night from January till Decem
ber brain and hands, eyes and fingers,
the powers of the body and the powers of
the mind, are; in spasmodic, merciless ac
tivity. There is no lack of a few taste
less and soulless - dissipations which afe'
called amusements: but noble athletic
sports, manly out-door exercises, are too
little cultivated in town or country. ,
"Speak ye Comrortablj.
The weary need sympathy and encour
agement. They are prone to despond.
Their work is burdensome to them. They
do ' it listlessly, mournfully, sometimes
they are tempted not to do it at all. They
are disposed to magnify their difficulties,
and to tfnderate their own capabilities.
They take a gloomy view of things.
Their hands hang down, their knees are
feeble, and bfoW is clouded. And it
would be both unwise and unkind to
blame them. Would it lessen" theif fati
gue, do you think, to blame them for be
ing tired ? Or would they be likely to
grow more hopeful through your scolding
for their faint heartedness ? No, they
want to be comforted, not reproved;
gentle counsels, not animadversions.
When the wearied and dejected prophet
sat under the juniper tree, and with im
patience exclaimed, "It is enough now, O
Lord, take away my life," how gently
God dealt with him. An angel was sent
io minister unto him, who prepared for
him a table in the wilderness, and bid him
arise, eat, and recruit his strength.-
learned and Tfealthy Africans.
Mr. Bowen, the returned African Mis
sionary, in a lecture at New York, said
that there was several libraries anifa
number of learned men in the heart of
Africa. They know a great deal more
about us than we do about them. They
asked, for instance, if the days of cur
week were not named so and so;. and
when answered in the affirmative, replied
that they had found it. so in their books.
The names of Abraham, David, Marian
na and Susanna are common in Central
Africa.'Mr. Bowen saw men with roman
noses, finely formed hands and feef, bhck
skin and wooly heads.- The j vere tutted
the tlack-white men and were esteemed
the most learned among the Africans. In
Abeokuta there is a market two miles
long. Dresses are sold there as high
as sixty dollars apiece; The lectur
er knew an African intimately whose
wealth was estimated at more than two
millions of dollars. The women do not
work in the fields in the interior. The
language has more abstract nouns than
the English, which shows that the Afri
cans know how to think.
Action of Wares.
The dynamic force exerted b? sea
waves is greater at the crest of the wave
before it breaks, and its power in raising
itself is measured by various fgcts. .Thus
at Wasberge.in Norway, in 1S39, it rose
four hundred feet, and on the coast of
Cornwall, in 1843, three hundred feet.
There are likewise cases showing that
waves have sometimes raised a column of
water equivalent to a pressure of three
to five tons to the square foot. It has
also been proved that the velocity of the
waves of from three hundred to five hun
dred feet in length, from crest to cres?,
travel with a velocity of from twenty to
twenty-seven and one-half miles an hour,
and this whether they are five or fifty
four feet in total hight.
Waves travel very great distances, and
are often raised b faf-offhrrica'nes, hav
ing been felt simultaneously at St. Hele
na and Ascension, though six hundred
miles apart, and it is thought that ground
swells often originate at the ,Cape of Good
Hope, which extend three thousand miles
distant. Nor do waves exert their force
at or near the surface only ; one instance
being mentioned where a diving bell, at
the depth of eighteen fathoms, was mov
ed five feet laterally, in calm weather.
The motion of "shingle," as it is term
ed, depends on the direction in which the
surf strikes the shof e, which is in'fffirerfced
by the direction of the wind ; and this is
shown by observations on the French
coast to be in the ratio of two hundred
and twenty-nine days from western quar
ters, to one hundred and . thirty-two days
from eastern quarters.
As a farmer of Osinovi, near that city,
was recently returning from market, he
stopped at a roadside inn, and imprudent
ly showed the inn-keeper a large sum
which he had received. In the night the
inn-keeper, armed, with a poignard, stole
into the farmer's chamber and prepared
to stab him ; but the farmer, who, from
the man's manner at supper conceived
suspicions cf fool fIa'y, had thrown him
self fully dressed on the bed, without go
ing to sleep, and being a powerful man,
he wrested the poignard from the other,
and using it against him, laid him dead at
his feet. A few moments after he heard
stones thrown at the window, and a voice
which he recognized as that of the inn
keeper's sron, said, "The grave is ready !"
This proved to him that the father and son
had planned his murder, and to avoid d etec
tion had intended burying the body at
once. He thefefore wrapped the dead
body in a sheet, and let it down from the
window ; he then ran to the gendarmie
and stated what had occurred. Three
gendarmes immediately accompanied him
to the inn, and found the young man bu
sily engaged in shoveling earth into a
grave. "What are you burying?" said
they. "Only a horse, which has just
died !" "You are mistrrken," said one
of them jumping into the grave and rais
ing the corpse, "Look !" and he held up a
lantern to the face of the deceased.
"Good Heaven 1" cried the young man,
thunderstruck, "it is my father!" He
was then arrested and at once confessed
I am not aware of any statute or code
of morals which makes it infamous to
forgive a woman. Daniel E. Sickles io
Does he know of any statute or code
of morals which makes it infamous to
forgive a man. jV. Y. Post
If there is a delicate, deformed, or
weak minded child in a family, it is gen
erally the favorite with its parents, This
a beautiful illustration of Nature taking
the part of the most Irefj&iess.
As the soil, however ricn it may be,
cannot be productive without good cul
ture, so the mind, without cultivation, can
never produce good fruit.
What is there of human, be it poetry,
philosophy, wit, wisdom, science, power,
glory, matter, life or death, which is in
variable? So far are the principles of poetry from
being invariable, that they never were,
nor ever will be settled.-
The law of food is,- that man should
eat what is good for him at such times
and in such quantities as nature- requires.-
A few days since,' writes an attorney,
'as I was sitting wi h brother D., ia his
office in Court Square, a clien: caa:e ia
Squire D , W- , the stabler,
shaved me dreadfully yesterday, and I
want to come up with hi ar.
State your case, say3D. .- r ' t
Client. 'I asked him how moch he
would charge me for a horse, and "wpgon
to go to Dedham. He said one dollar arid"
a half. I took the team, and when I carae
back I paid hint one dollar and a halaud
he said be wanted another dollar. and a
half for coming back, and made me pay
it.' ; .
D gave' hint some legal advice,"
which the client immediately acted upon,
as follows? ' - ' '
He went to the stabler and said'; .
How much will you charge me for-a
horse and wagon to go to Salem V
Stabler replied, 'Five dollars. :
Harness him up !' -'
Client went to Salem, came lack by
railroad, went to the stable, saying
Here is your money, paying hiirr five
Where is mt horse tfnd wa,jon V says
W , .
He is at Salem,' says client;. 'I cnly
hired hira to-go to Salem.' ; . :
A Good Text.. l'm
That was a strikingly intelligent person
who called upon a sign painter to have a
Sunday School procession banner painted,
We're goin' (cf hive a grear tearin
time with our Fourth o' July Sunday
School Celebration, and our folks want a
Well,' naturally eriough; responded the
painter, 'yoJ cttght to' have care..- What"
will you have painted on it t
Wall. I d'n know, we orter have a toxt
o' skripter painted onto it for a motto,
ha-d'nt we?r . 1
Yes; that's .a very good idea'; what
shall it be?' -
Wall, I though this would be as good
as any, Be sure you're right and theu go
ahead V - . '
lhope you are not going to give this
stuff to father,' sobbed a little girl, as
she returned from an apothecary's shop,
where she had been sent with a doctor's
Why not, my child V inquired the mo
ther, somewhat surprised.
Because,' replied the chili,- "the" man
took the medicine out cf fire same bottle
that he did the porso.n the other day fur
you to kill rats with.' . . -
A-hem! you don't understand jciVnct
An exchange papergives the following
a'ffectrng' scene from af Sickles drama ; ,
Indignant husband to" wife's lover
'Scoundrel, you hare dishonored me'anH
must die IV Makes a rush tft ma -with - a
Wife seizing the dagger 'Hofd, rash,
wretchecf, imprudent man ! What would
you do? WouM yotz murder thu father
ot your cniiareof' .- -
Husband cares, andf father of his child
ren carries itraight coat-tail through front
A bill is pen ling in c'ne oF our western
Legislatures to authorize women to make
contracts. . . .
' We hope it will pass, for there is cer
tainly need of their'contractin?. Ther
have been expanding too much.
,,,, . i sj a r
'tfaptafrf, whit's the fare to St
"What part of the boat do vou wisJa-'ro
go on, cabin or deck ?" " '- "
"Hang your cabin," said the -gentleman
from Indiana, "I live in a cabin at Lome;
give me the best yoo've'got !"
A Highland maid has concluded, in Sy
racuse, the feat of walking sixly conseou
live hours. .She had better walk iato
the affections of some nice young man,
and do up the culinary of his house she
An' Irishman wa3. about to tiaryy a
southern gifl for her property: ......
"Will you take this' woman to be your,
wedded wife?" said the minister "with
"Yes, yorjf rTverence, and the nagsrs
too?" said Pat.
A coterrrporaty editor thinks, from the
way shirts are, made in that city. that
there ought (o be an "inspector of sew
ers." The editor went to the expense of
a shirt the other day, and found hinuelf
whan he awoke in the morning, crawling
out between two of the shortest stitches.
An editor fays his attention was 'first
drawn to matrimony by the fkillfid man
ner in which a pretty girl hand ltd the
A brother editor says that a rather
perverted use of the same '-instrument",
caused him to apply for a divorce.
It is said to be dangerorw f&be work-"
ing with a sewing machine near a win
dow when there is a thunder stv)nnv It
is dangerous to sit near some .sewing ma
chines when there is no storm. ' "
The use of reading is, to settlt? your ,
judgment not to confound it by a variety
f opinions, nor to enslave, it tyau.th.3i.
ity. , '....'
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