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BROWN VILLE, NEBRASKA, THURSDAY, DECEMBER 1, 1859.
no. 21. .:
TJ. C. JOKITSON,
ATTORNEY AT LAW,
SOLICITOR IN CHANCERY
Ileal Estate Agent,
BKOWNVILLB, N. T.
j.hn O.-Miller. Chicago, 111.
Slri- F- Fowler.
r; VT.Fornts.drownT ule, -T.
Cabinet & Wagon-IIaker
lllk.n U .f cibinisrwrk neatly executed,
inuring of w-.n'plowt.etc. promptly done.
House, Sign, & Ornamental Painter,
noiYxvii.LK, x. t,
'Vr.lBracan belfft t. thpCity Prtig St.re. .43
Architect and Builder,
" MRS. MARY HEWETT
MILLINER AHD DRESS MAKER,
.wncf anc Trimmings always on hand.
JAMES W. GIBSON,
Sec.-nd treM hctwT, M. in and Nebraska,
UROWyVILLE. . T.
T. M. TALBOTT,
HaTirr located hira-clf in ISrownville, N. T., ten
aer r.ife-iontl d-rTices to tbecommuo'ty.
A!l j.l warranted.
O. t. M'OaET. O. B. HEWETT. E. W. THOMAS
McGary, Ilewett & Thomas,
ATTORNEYS AT LAV
SOLICITORS LY CIUXCERY.
Will practice in toe Courts vt Kebrasia, and North
Messrs. Crow, JfcCreary JtCo., St. Looln, Ho.
Hon. James it.Hiijibs, - Ho
non J .hnR iihcply, - Do
Hun. James Craig, - - St. Joseph, Me.
Hon. Silufc Woi4ki, . - Do
n.n. Samuel W. Black, Nebraska City, A. T.
8 P.KuckoIla Esq., - Do
Cbeever Sweetfc. Co., ' da
R. YT. Furnaa Brownvllle
Urownville, N. T. Oct. 23. 185S.
O. H. WILCOX. T. W t-UOBL
WILCOX & BEDFORD,
DKALKR IN !
Land Warrants Loaned on Time
From One Month to Ten Years,
Land Warranta Loathed to Pre-emptors ; Taxes Paid;
CollectiutiH nip.de; Ileal Estate Bjuubt and Sold; I.anrls
Located ; awl afe lox-Cbtnients made for Eastern Cap
italists. All Land Warrants told hy us tire guarantee perfect
in all respects,
Iteplsteran'! Kecciverof Land OflSreat r.rownTil!e KT
ResiKterand Keccirer of Lind ttl!'-e a; Kebraska Cit y
Repister mid Receiver of Land OlR.-c el )mlia N T.
Samne! W. B ack, (Juvernor of Nebraska Knell
AJ.ior8 4t Waddeil G'vei mnent Traiiportera, K.xnt-a
and Kebracka; E K.. Willard & Tounic Banker CUica
po; P. Grar.cer Adams Banker. Cntcairn; Taylor Bru's,
76 Wall street N. T. Ciry Thnion Bro's K i 2 Wall
dtreet N T City. Hon Alfred Gilraore, Phlladclplila.
Pa ; W. 8 Grant President Gardiner Bank. Maine; W.
M. Conkey. President Bank of Cbeuango, X. T.J Crane
fc. Hill Urownville. Nebraska.
Tbe Land Sales take place in Nebraska in July, Au
gust and September, when some of the choicest land in
tbe United States will be offered for sale, and afterwards
sublect to private entry with Gold or Land Warrants.
Brownviile. N. T., July H 1869. no 1 6m
. DR. D- GWIN,
'Havin permanently located in
For the practice .f Medicine ud Pnrgery, ten
der b'i rruf8ionH.l services to the aflictcd.
Office on Main Street nZo3
A. S.IIOLLADAW M D.
KKctn'ly inrormshis f.ien.U in r.rowuvilie and
Immediate vicn.ity that he has resumed the praenre vt
.Medicine, Surgery, & Obstetrics,
am', liupesby strict attention to his profession, to receive
tn.t nenerous patronage heretofore extended tobuu. In
all where U i postibt or expeilieat a prescription
bu;ne. ill bedone Office at City Drug Store
r'el) 24 '69. 85 ly .
C. W, M'LATTOIILIN CHAI. DORSET
Mclaughlin &. Dorset,
Haln Street, BrowmillcX.T ,
BuTandairijind Warrant make out and file declar
atfry a-atenietit; make out pre-emrtion papera; pay
tun, investigate tit Irs;
Bur and aell property oa commission; furnish land
warrantt for time uirtes. end attend t all other husi
tf connected wi.h a general laud agency business.
radicular attrntion paid to the e lection of Govern
ttmt lnd and tbe location of land warrants for parties
tt1inrt a distance.
McLAl OHLIN & DORSET respectfully refer to
Crpe a. NiX'ia, Esa.., Rcsister Brownviile Land
Oiirle B. Smith. Ksq.. Receiver of Public Moneys
Kfmaha Land Dusti let.
Robert W. Furna. Esq.. Editor Advertiser Brownviile
HehHrs. Lnsbbauph K Cars, n Bankers. Brownviile,
Iin. W. M T. Hamilton. Hacerstown. Maryland.
LriR: Newcomer Emj. Baltimore, Md
O H Baruet. Es . Dayton Ohio. -
n .n. Fenner. FurKuw.n. Pelepate in Congress rroni
Nebraska Terrritory. Washinjfton, D. C.
J .fca A Heal. Esq.. Attorney at Law, Pern, nd.
Krowovllie. April 51. ViA3tt
HP erio c3LiotlGS,
Of every description, for sale at
SCHIITZ & DEUSER'S
South-east corner Main and Second,
HKOWKVILIiE, N. T.
- JOIIX W. JiUDDLETON,
niTOW.WIEEE, IV. T.
VX H.F.RP.RT inrorms the ptiblic that he has
KVA located himself In tbiaCity. and is prepared
V in itrr ih., in rant .if nvtbULCin hia line.
H6 seie-tedhi stock viib care aud will nitnHfactnre
1 urticle of ex-erythins . fTered. ne deems it un-
-wrytoenunieratcs but will keeponnaua eveyanj
t luuallv obtained iu Saddle and Harness shops.
JOHN W. MIDDJ.ETON.
Brownviile Mar 12 n46-6rn
JOSEPH L. ROY,
33 jSL S ES 3R.
Clocks, Watches & Jewelry.
Would annonnceto thcitifen of Brownviile
. Tl v.rrrr ti t iIa i.nf4infnH. kooiiilifT ft full assort
fc-HHiM UIWWllTl'il i"'"'v 'i r r- - -
uieni ot everything in his lineof business, which will
besold low for cash. Hewillalsodo all kinds of re
piirinp of clocks, watches and jewelry. AH work war
CITY LIVERY STABLE.
B3DvV.VVlL.LI!. N. T.
Announces to the public that tela prepared to sccom
tn date those wishlna: w ith ('an lapes and BuPBies to
gether with poodaafe horses forcouiiort and ease in tra
velling. He wlllalso board horsca by the day, veek or
June 10, '53. 50if
ABC AD E SALOON!
3SCA.IN 8THEE T,
(Over Seij;le& UrcenhBum's Clothing Store,)
The riroprietor would mpw-tfully inform tlie pub
lic that lie ha? opened up and estublislitd for the re
freshment of the inner m:in,ai the above mentioned
place, where nil can be accommodated with the heft
of Wines and I.iquo.s, and enjoy the soothing in
fluence of the bei-t qnnlity of Segnrs. A first c!ag
Pnelan's I'atcnt Combination Cu?h!n., with nil the
moderm imjn.vements, is al.o on the premises for
the enjoyment of a!l who delight in thi gentleman
ly ar-d scientific nme. EVAN WO kill IN (i.
September 22d, ISo'J. nll-6m
Life Insurance Company,
Incorporated Ly Vie Slate of Connecticut.
Capital Stock $200,000.
1y invesitvd nndfr the fanction ncd approval of the
Comptroller of Public Accounts.
Ol'l'ICKHS AND DIRECTORS J
JAMES C. WAI-KI.F.Y, President.
JOHN L. HL'NCi:, Vice Precident.
ELIAS (JILL. Secretary.
E. D. DICKEUM AN, General AgenU
Alfred Gill. I)anicl Phillips, John L.Bunce,
R.Blodv, J. A.Uutler, E. 0. Di 'kerm.tn
Sara. Coit, Jel3on llolnstcr,
James C. Walkloy.
First Sired opposite .Recorder's OJlcc,
UROWNVILLE, N. T.
TltK tubucriber would re?r"tfnl!y inform the citizeus
Brownviile and vicinity, that he has located here for
Purp.e ,4 manufacturing Boot, and Shoea to order.
" personn In want of a superior article will do well to
and leave tapir measure
Piring promptly and neatly done.
J'116' Ju,y T ,859- vinl-tf
Evlnf rented the intereM of Lake and Emmerson in
Br.iwnviii S'eam Saw and Grirt Mill announces to
'tti public that he is prepared fo accommodate the
atnsof Brwwnvilie and Nemaha County with a sn
rw inaiity of lumber of ail kind. Also with the
'tMiU.ioervealliri that line.
? market price at all limes paid for Lors and Cora.
r.ld tnkiness of Jfocr Lake & Emmerson will be
k .v 1,1 nnry Lake. All future bnlncs c-.ndncted
S.B. Beresford.M T, Con?ultinz Physician. .
A. S. Hollad.iy.M I), Medical Exniniirer.
Applications received by K. W. FCUNA S. Az't,
n8tf Hrownvillo. N. T.
CITY TRUNK STORE.,:
FASSETT & CROSSMAIT,
Traveling & Packing
South West corner of Pino and 3d sfs.
Saint Lonis, Mo.
. . 1 We are now prepared tv fill all orders
rv77jTin our line with promptness and on the
""-Vt"rE'-the most reasonable terms. Oarttock Is
'larr- and complete and all of our own
mannfactnrinp. Those in want of articles in our liue,
(wholesale or retail) will dowell toftive " a call be
fore pnnhasinK elsewhere. Afchare ol public Tatron
ajreix ajilicitod n!3v3-ly
JAMES HOG AN,
BLANK BOOK MANUFACTURER.
Southeast cr. 2nd aistl locust Sfs.
ST. LOUIS, 310.
iiivinini n'.nk R.nk miilp of the tx'st caper . ruled
to any pattern, aud ewl iu the new improved patent
i lSraries PERIODICALS. MUSIC. &c,
! bound In any style, and at the shortest not Lce
Having been awarded the Premium at thelast STe
chan'.c'i. Fair, he feels c-mdiylent lo i&uring satisfaction
j to all who mavfjrclfsj & Clll.
I Jnljr 554,158. If
o rnxxK o.rur. g s socthaed, jr
GOULEY Sf CO;,
(Late Randall, Gouley, k Co.,)
coasiE or vine' and' commercial sts.
. . . .'; - 1 :. , . AJfD . ....
: ; vVu;i5cr 54, North .Levee,
St. Louis, Missouri, .
GENERAL FORWARD ER5,
EAST ST. LOUIS, ILLS.,'
"Patent Met iliic Keg" Agency for
. ' DuPont's. GuujoMkjr. ; -:.
Jl gents Jor Cropper ( Co' s Unadulterated
. Jaly7.b, 1859.. .-,-.::.:. 1
OHX. r. HSXKY.
CHAP. P. HOLLT.
KINNEY & HOLLY,
ATTORNEYS AT LAY,
EHIMSKA CITY,X T.
praHicein the C'.urtsof this Territory Collec
tion and criminal btusiness attended to throifihout Ne
braska Westeruliwa and Missouri. Will attend the
Courts at Urownville.' v2n33-6m
E. S. DUNDY,
ATTORNEY AT LAW,
ARCHER. RICHARDSON CO. N. T.
WILL practice In the several Courts of the M Judic al
District a'id attend tiiall mitters .connected with the
Profession. Wm. McLennan Ksq., of Nebraska City,
will assist me In the prosecution of important Suits.
Sept. 10, '57-1 1-tf '
OFFICE Main St East of Kinney $ Holly' t ojice.
Kebraika City h. T.
Persons who contemplate building; cm be furnished
with Designs. PUns Speciacations. &c, fur buildincsoi
any class or variety of style, and the erection of the
same nperintended if d-ire4. Prompt attention paid
to business from a distance. , . 62t f
TYPE & STEREOTYFE FOUNDRY
No. 168 Vine St.. bet. Fourth ana Flftn.
f Cincinnali, 0.
C. F. O'lilllSCOUL, & CO
Manufacturers and ilealernn Newn, Hook ana .lob
Type, Printing Presses. Cases. (allies.A:c., Ac.
Inks, and Printing Material of Kverv I)cscri)tion,
STEllKOTYPINCi of all kind look. Music.
Patent Medicine Directions.Jobs, Wood Engrcvingf,
Brand and Pattern Letters, various styles,
. ;; ST.- JOSEPH, .MO.
WILLIAI1 CAIIEROIT, A. M., "Principal.
y Completely orRanized as aflrstclassFemale Boa'dine
and Day Sch-vil. Number limiiel to 125 including 25
boarders. Scholastic yesr c.jmmenting first Monday In
September. For Catalogues, with full particulars, ad
dress the Principal,. ' -
AnRust 4th IS59. . . . t -vdr.ltf :
A. W. ELLIOTT,
or. Itroaduay and Wasli Street.
ST. LOUIS, MISSOURI.
Uavintf purchased the entire Nursery stock of John
Sipgerson ft Bro.. I am prepared to fTer to the public
the largest and be;-t selected stock of Fruit Shade, and
Ornamental taees, fhrubs and plants ever offered for
sale in the Wft. We sre determined toofcr t-uch iu
dncements to tree planters and tte tra'te as will ensure
tbe mopt entire satisfaction. Descriptive citalo?ues will
bcrurnished, and any information pi ven by a Mrc-sing,
A. W. ELLIOTT.
Saiut Loiiia, ilo.
November 35, '59-Tr. " '
tUt all T I 1 a
COUNCIL BLUFFS, IOWA.
. WILLIAM F. KITER,
Would respectfully inform the citizens iu Western
I )w and Nebraska that he has openol a first class
Clndery, and the only one ever ostatlish-.'d in this
section of ecu q try. lam now prepared to do all kinds
of work pertaining to the busineif. '
Iliirper', Graham's, GodcyV, Peterson's, Arthur's
Jiallou', Frank Les'.ieV, Knicklxn-ker, Wa
verlj, Hunt', and Putnam's Magazines.
, Jiew York Ledger, UaUon's i'icto
. rial. Harper's Weekly, Scien
tific American, Yank'.-o
' , Notions. Musical Review. Lej-
lie'ss Il'iistnited, Ladies Repository,
Ladies Wreath, Atlantic Monthly, '
Music, Law, Ilookf, and Ncw.paporf, or
books id any kind, oliornew, bound or r bonnd
in the most appruved styles, cn short not".ce and low
prices. Old family liiMes rebound so as to look and
wear equal to new.
August 21, 18j3. n7-ly
DROWX & CLIXTOX,
PRODUCE DEALERS, -
Fonvarding & Commission
" No. 78, North Levee, St. Louis, Mo.
Orders for Groceries and Manufactured Article accu
rately nljed at lowest possible rates. Consignment for
sale and re-shipment resppctully solicited. Shipments
of all kinds will be faithfully attended to.
Messrs. GURea At Co St. Louis
IUrtlett. ilcComb &Co do
Gilbert. Miles & Stannard do
lion. W n Bnfficcton. Auditor State of lllssourl
J Q Harmon. Esq. Cairo City. 111.
Messrs Molonr Bro's&Co New Orleans, Louisiana
J 1) Jackson Esq , do do
Messrs II inkle Guild & Co, Cincinnati, O.
F nainniar & Co !
Brandell & Crawford Louisville, Ky.
Woodruff &. Huntington, Mobile, Ala.
II. Uillincs Bsq.f Beardstowu, Iil.
May 12, 1S68 45-Sm
A. d. kir:
Attorney at Law,
Land Affcat and'XotaiT Public.
Ralo, Richardson Co., JY. T.
Will practice in the Conrts-of ssidNebraskaja
XllirJinsand Bencett.Xcbraykn City.
ATTORNEY AT LAW,
REAL ESTATE AGENT,
JTalls '!ity, Hichsrdcn County. Nebraska
- Wi l t re prompt attenti n to all prnfessionnt bnci
re?s intrusted to liis care in Richardson and aiij' ininjf
conntie; also to the drawing of doed, pre-emption pa
rrs kc. c Mv 13 "ft" nJO-rn
Th erjuWsirned havi"tr had considerable pxperi nee
in p!ntrna nd cultivatinr 0ace Oranse Iledces. here
ty Inform the pnbliesbat tbey are nowprepred tn con
tract either plants?, settinff them nt. or prowir;r.3
cnltivatinsr the fen- empire. Or'win? i edes of
their planting cn he seen n the farms of S. W Ken
tedyt G. Crow, J. Steen and others in this Miaiy
1). C. & X. K. AN'DEKS.
"Going! Going! Gone! AtSixteen
Hundred and Fift) !"
: Sam Headman and Gen. v Slick were
pilots on the. Susquehanna river that 13
to say many years ago. for-both hare
long since been "gathered in," as the old
sexton hath it. They used to pilot barks
loaded with flour and grain from the head
waters' of the Western Branch to the
Chesapeike tide daring the spring and
tall floods, for in those days there were
neither canals nor railroads, and this was
the cheapest and most expeditious mode
of getting to market.
Sam - and the General were sworn
friends. They used to" so- shape things
that they could go down in company, "a u-J
return on foot the same way their only
sure mode of conveyance. - The- only
stopping point of importance wasllarris
burg then comparatively a village ne
vertheless abundantly supplied with city
customs. There the arkmen used to stop
for what in them days was denominated
a "frolic," now called a "spree," and
Sam and the General never failed to drop
some of their hard-earned wages in Har
nsburg on a regular "bout."
On one occasion Sam and the General
started early in the spring with a fleet of
arks "for tide." They passed all the
dangerous places safely, iud even went
triumphantly over Canawaga Falls, and
soon wendtd their way back with pockets
full of . coin. Of course they could rot
pass Harrisburg, and there, falling in
with other pilots, a scene of old-fashioned
debauchery followed which was kept up
vigorously for a week.
One day, while passing the Union Ca
nal Lottery Office, (a lgal institution of
the State,) the whim seized Sam to buy
a ticket. The General, a little more pru
dent even in his cups, objected, but his
objections were overruled by Sam, who
fairly dragged him in, and a joint invest
ment was made in a lottery ticket. Little
more was thought of the circumtances
until next morning, when they both arose
and while paying their morning devo
tions to the bottle, Sam discovered the
almost forgotten ticket in his vest pocket.
He shaped his course directly for the of
fice, leaving the General in the bar-focm.
I will not say what occurred a: ;he office,
but in less than twenty minutes the Gen
eral was surprised to see Sam enter and
dance about the bar-room, singing, shout
ing, capering, and acting entirely likecne
entirely bereft' of reason. In vain the
General tried to hold him.
"In God's name, Sam," said the'! al
most despairing General, "are you
"Crazy! h 11" said Sam. "Suck,
we have drawn thirty thousand dollars
I say thirty thousand with our ticket.
Anything crazy about that ?"
It was even so; the ticket had drawn
the highest prize, and by. means of a
heavy discount they had the money in
their pocket before noon. The General
now persuaded Sam to start for home,
which they reached in due time, and the
news of their luck soon spread abroad,
the amount drawn being of course exag
gerated, as usual in such cases.
The General bought a farm, and made
a present of it to his oldest daughter.
This was a wise forethought, for after all,
there is nothing like laying up for a rainy
day.' Not so with Sam. He had money
enough to last him. There was no pos
siHiliiy of running through ' his fortune.
Farm be blowed ! He was a gentleman,
aud was resolved to live like one begin
ning by purchasing a race horse, a pack
of hounds, a gig and various others gen
tlemanly crucibles, wherein money is
melted, evaporated, and dissolved into the
air. He atlended all gatherings, let them
be of whatever nature they might, and his
purse strings were always open for all
who would or could be induced to drink,
and there were not many then who re
One day a man who kept a tavern at a
cress road, took it into his head to move
t Ohio then the far West. To this end
he advertised all hi3 effects at public sale
on a certain day. : A vendue then was an
event, and never failed to attract a large
crowd, both rich and poor. - When 'the
day came, and the people from the sur
rounding country had gathered on the
porchof the tavern awaiting the hour to
begin, Headman drove up in a sulky, and
with a loud "whoop," that would have
done credit to a Seminole, alighted, and
invited the entire crowd to "drink."
When - thus engaged, another party
drove up two young fellows named
Howard. Of them it is necessary to say
but little. Like the prodigaLson,- they
had come into their patrimony, and were
engaged in letting things "rip" miscella
neously. In ether words, they were run
ning a couple of farms down their throats
aeside some ready cash earned by years
of unceasing toil on the part of their fru
gal aud economical Scotch-Irish parents.
Between them and Sam Headman a hat
red had sprung up a sort of bitter feud
based no doubt upon the fact that Sam
had usurped some of the attention usually
bestowed upon them, since he had become
a rich man. - - -
As soon as the Howards entered the
bar-room and saw how things stood, they
"treted." and then it was "treat about
until the countrymen were fairly drenched
with "old rye." At length the audience
became impatient for the sale to begin,
when io ! the discovery was ruaue that the
crier, or auctioneer,, was sick, and could
not be ca hand, The crowd; could illy
brook such, a disappointment, and there
were murrrmrings. At this juncture a
well-known Yankee tin-peddler drove up.
Ah ! here was the man for the crisis
just the man. The landlord soon struck
a bargain with the Yankee, peddler to do
the auctioneering, for , which he was to
receive one cent for each dollar's worth
sold the landlord assuring that the scale
would foot up some five hundred dollars.
The conditions of the sale were read,
and the sonorous voice of the .Yankee was
soon heard knocking down i.orse-collars,
tubs, buckets, grind-stones,, pct-houks
and yokes, at a "darned sight less than
half their cos!."
The. sale thus progressed, and when
the shades of evening drew nigh, every
thing was satisfactorily disposed of except
an old iron pot lying in the yard.
"Gentlemen," said the auctioneer,
"yeres the last artikil I shall offer yeou,
an elegant iron pot, cracket a little might,
but it has seen the day when it wrus jess
as good an iron pot as anybody's iron pot.'
Howmach is offered for it how much?"
"I'll give you fifty cents just to finish
off," said Headman.
"I'll give a dollar!" said Malcolm
Howard, before the Yankee had time to
repeat the bid.
. "Dolla! dolla! dolla! going !" .
"Two dollars!" said Headman.
"Five !" shouted Howard.
"Five-a-five-a-five going !'
"Ten !" said Headman.
"Twenty !" said young Howard.
"Even hundred ! and be d d to you !"
said Headman, gritting his teeth in rage.
The excitement now became general,
and the spectators soon took sides. ...
"Hundred and fifty!" said Howard,
with the air of a man who cannot be
"Two hundred and fifty.'if that's your
game," said Sam.
"Five hundred, even,;' said Howard
coolly. . '
"Thousand, even:" shouted Hoadman,
who was now, laboring under the most
Each of the gladiators in this new and
novel tournament or tilt at reckless mon
etary supremacy, had his friends drawn
around him, as if to encourage him not
to give in.
"Thousand fifty!" said Howard, and
so it continued at fifty dollars a biu on the
old worthless iron pot until it reached six
teen hundred and fifty dollars, which was
at Headman's bid.
Going! going! going! at only sixteen
hundred and fifty for that elegant iron
Headman looked defiantly at Howard.
"Going ! 1 say, going, at sixteen hun
dred and fifty goxe !"
"You can take the pot!" said Howard,
with an ironical grin ; I have no manner
of use for it, but as I thought it might
prove valuable to you to keep your mo
ney in, I was determined that you should
pay for it." ,
Headman drew his wallet and paid the
money, and so the sale ended. .
The pot was elevated upon a gate post
where it hung for many years after, a
monument of Headman's folly.
It may be as well to state here that
one of the Howards committed suicide,
while the other lived upon the charity cf
relatives until old Death came along with
his scythe and mowed him down. Head
man, although the owner of personal
property which cost him almost as much
as a farm, died in abject poverty; a pau
per on the community. A useful lesson
to those who can properly appreciate it.
Mr. Mackay, in his new book about
America, gives the following specimens
of words that have lost in America their
original English meaning :
'To exercise, means to agitate, vex, or
trouble. .Thus it is said of a Senator in
Congress, that he is exercised by the great
question he is about to bring forward, or
that Mr. was much exercised by an
attack upon him in a newspaper. .
- Bright means "clever." A clergyman
or a man of talent, would in America be
called a bright man.T .
Clever means "amiable and courteous."
A clever captain is one who is friendly,
attentive and polite to his passengers.
Among the recommendations sometimes
advertised in the Mississippi and Ohio
steamboats is that the captain and the
clerk are the "cleverest" on the line, and
for this reason agreeable to the ladies.
Amiable means "stupid." A member
of the House of Representatives, and a
most worthy man. was highly offended at
hearing his friend called amiable by an
Englishman. He thought the phrase
implied a reproach, or a sneer, and de
clared that the word amiable was syno
nymous with what in English slang is
called "spooney." You may call a wo
man amiable, said he, but not a man.
This is in obedience to the same law
of character which has given among us
the meannig of silliness to the words in
nocent or simple, and has disgraced the
sense of the word silly itself, which once
meant only blessed and innocent; as
there are thousands who would still ac
count it more reproach to say of a man
that he was a "blessed innocent" than to
call him a feci.
Among the pure Americanisms may be
cited the following:
To huneyfugle, to gloze, flatter, bam
boozle, or "take in.""
High fahtin, or verlocien, signifies
high-flown,, exaggerated., and bombastic
in speech or writing..
Splurge, a display, an. outburst of ex
penditure, such as to create a sensation
arno&g the bystanders or witnesses.
To vamose, to decamp or vanish. ;.
Pile, a fortune.
Swanger, a dandy or 'swell."
"n'Iung, sham, false, pretend ecL
Jtfung news, a fabrication.
. Bender, a spree.
To go on the lender, to ga cn the
spree. ' .
Grit, the real grit, the true grit- These
words or phrases are used 10 signify a
person of superior worth, solidity and
genuineness, as distinguished from an
other who is inferior, or merely "chaff."
The miller is evidently the parent of this
expression. . .....
Declension. "I hare been writing,"
said a lady, "several declensions to din
ners and balls.". The word is equivalent
to refusal, but is seems to mean refusal
for reasons assigned a declinature.
Bogus, false or sham ; said to be de
rived from the name of a man notorious
for. " issuing . counterfeit notes. Hence
"bogus" news, a bogus meeting-, a bogus
baby, a bogus senator, a bogus . conven
tion. Whole-souled, a very common phrase in
America, to express a hearty, enthusiastic
person. In Lloy'a Railway Guide, the
Bradshaw of America, it is slated of one
of the hotels in a principal city, that
"Colonel , the proprietor, is a whole
souled landlord." .
Bim. Hit hira bim in the eye i. e.,
right in the eye.
fiizle, a slight quarrel or 'controversy.
A Stampede, a rush, a multitudinous
Socdologer, a knoek-down blo. There
is a species of fish hook of this name.
To overslaugh, a name apparently de
rived from the German or old English,
like onslaught, -and signifying to strike
Roclts, money a Calif ornian phrase.
To squirm, to- wriggle like a worm.
To tote, to carry.
A dough face, a man easily moved to
change hi3 opinion, a person to be wrought
upon and modelled to any particular, shape
like a piece of dough.
Etlqnette of Enrglerj.
Call when the family is out of town.
Choose a dark night for your visit.
Make as little noise as possible.
Walk on tiptoe, as you keep moving
from room to room, for fear of disturbing
any one who might be asleep.
Remove all articles of value that come
in your way.
Don't slam the doors. ,
Before leaving, drink ' your host's
health in his best Sherry. .
Shut the street door carefully as you
As you are not expected to show your
face on such occasion, you may as well
protect them from the cold by wearing
pieces of black crape over them.
You needn't leave your Card behind
you because if your host troubled himself
in the least by attempting to return your
call, you would only be putting him to a
great deal of inconvenience, and besides
you would not be able to treat him with
the same hospitality. Moreover, such
visits, paid as they are with such little
ceremony, are never expected to be re
turned. Should you, by any accident, meet with
a policeman, do not behave meanly or dis
courteously to him, but invite him by all
means to join your little festive party, un
less he should prefer to keep watch for
you by remaining outside.
There is no adhesive label like a nick
name! Waiting for dead men's shoes is, in
most measures, a bootless affair.
: Ladies generally shop in couples.
When a lady has any money to spend,
she dearly loves taking a frierd with her
to see her spend it!
The number of poor poets is, if any
thing, greater than the number cf poets
that are poor! ,
Bad word3, like bad bilk, are often
brought home to the person who has ut
tered tLcra !
Life, we are told, is a journey and to
see the way in which some people eat, you
would imagine they were taking in provi
sions to last them the whole length of the
AYebster a3 a 3Ian.
From an address by Edward Everett,
entitled "Webster as a Man," we take
the following extract, end commend its
perusal to those who are always so ready
to find defects in the characters of promi
But some one may ask, is this bright
picture, like the portraits of Queen Eli
zabeth, without a shade; were there no
spots upon the disc cf this meridian sun?
Was he at length
That faultless monster whic'a tbe world ne'er saw T
or did he partake the infirmities of our
common humanity? Did this great in
tellectual, emotional and physical organi
zation, amidst the strong action and re
action of it3 vast energies, its intense
consciousness of power, its soaring aspir
ations, its hard struggles with fortune in
early life, its vehement antagonisms of a
later period, the exhilarations of triumph,
the lassitude of exertion, did it nerr-r, un
der the urgent pressure of the interests,
the passions, the exigencies of the hour,
diverge in. the slightest degTee frc-tn. the
golden mean, in which cloistered philoso
phy places absolute moral perfection I
To this question, which no one has a; right
to put but aa angel, whoso serene vision
no mote distempers; to which no cce will
expect a negative answer but a Fhri2e,
with a beam in bis eya big er.clgh f;r :If j
cross-tree cf a synagegue, I make no res
ponse. I conf.ee myself totwore2C
lions J first, that while contemporary me
rit is for the most part 'grudgingly estim
ated, the faults cf very great cu r., pidee'd
as they are upon an eminence where' rd
thing can be concealed; and oljtcts cf r.h.3 '
"most scrutinizing hostility, personal.- erA
political, are like, the spots cn the sr.n.tj
which I have compared them, seen f jr the
most part through telescopes that magni
fy. a .hundred, a '.thousand ti.v.est s.rvl
secorrd, that reference; to questions ubich
strongly excite the puliic miE J, "the .im
puted error is as likely to be ca the sic 3
cf the observer ss cf ths crsemd." Wo
Icara frc.u the Earl cf Ross-?,' il l-Xi'
most difficult problem in practical c;ji;ce
is to construct a lens which will r.o: :'i3
tort the body it reflects. The slightest
aberration from the true curve cf the
specular mirror is enough to ctier.ch th
fires of Sirius and break the club of Her
cules. The motives, and, conduct, , the
principles and the characters of "men bu
rieddeep in the heart, are not ies3 lively
to be mistaken than the lines and angles
cf material bodies. The uncharitable ness
of individuals and parties will some tinea
confound a defect in the c lass with a ble
mish in the object. A fly hatched from
a maggot in our own brain, creep info
the tube, and 'straightway we prcfclairn
that ihere is a monster in the heavens,
which threatens to devour the sen.
'Got any ice at your end cr4 the Ul!?
Bill?'; 1 ' - '
; "No, but I hare get the next thing tj
"A severe cold!" ,.-.
There is a gentleman in Boston po-
lite that he begs his own pa'don every
time he tumbles down. Being gcod cap
tured, he always grants i. .
"What did you give for that .hope,
neighbor ?" said Filkins. , .
"My note." , .
'Got it cheap, didn't ycr?" .' '. . .
"This fillet cf veal seems net qt.i 'so
white as usual," said a fair lady, 'laying
her hand upon it.
VPut on your glove, ma'?.m, ard you
will think otherwise,',' was thetompkis-
ant reply. , ' 4 '
Two old maids conversing with a yousg
lady who was about to be married, oti-j
exciaimed petulantly, '
"Well, if you will do it, you must bear-,
"Certainly, I expect to," was the sig
nificant reply. '...
Near Warren, Connecticut, is-' 5oile4
on a meadow fence the following: -
Know kows is aloud in these rr.cdd'yn,
eny.mar. ore women letten tfcare kows
run the rode wot gits inter my n.( diJers
aforesed shelhave his tale cut orf Ey me
. Oladiah Rogtr,'.
A parson cornered a farmer whom JiO
seldom sawathi3 ministration, by taking. ;
him directly after a little reproof .gf hu
sin of omission: . . .'. s . . . '
"Shall we see you at church next Sab
"Y-e-s," he replied slowly,' "Ye, I'll
go or send a hand."
A witty exchange serves up ihe foll jw-.
ing hash to its numerous readers:
"Unbustled ladies, pure and undefiled
Christians, disinterested friends, ccmracn
honesty, sound potatoes, first rate butter,
unwatered milk and rich printers art?
scarce." . . ; . . 4 :
We endorse it all particularly the bit
item.' ' .
An Irish servant having entered 'the
drawing rooms, with the misirefs' favor-,
ite poodle wringing wet, th? lady inqir.
" How is this Bridget ; how came Fidcj
so very wet ?" . .' . '
"An' faith, mem, an' it wa3 little Tom
my had the tiny baste lashed to his powl
and wai washing the winders wid him."
A newly imported "help" . after hp.'mg
established in a Fifth Avenue place &s .
maid of all work,' wa3 seen shortly, after
with a pail of slops from theTtitchen cire
fully exploring the music room and other
places, a3 if in search of something which'
she cculd not possibly discover. At lass
meeting with the lady of the home, -,?c
inquired seriously, "If you phize mi?trc '
where'a the pig''' . ,
Mrs. Jones," said a gentleman, one"
day last summer, when railroad acridem
were so numerous, to a lady whose htij-.
band was a brakesman, "Mr3. Jones, do
you not feel worried about Mr. Jone
while he is cn the cars, in view of the
many accidents that are now daily cccur- .
"W-e-1-1, n-o-nctat all,! replied the
contented lady, "for, d'ye see, if hs u
killed, I know I shall be paid for it, ie"
cause Mr. Williams get S-IO for his ro-.v
that was run over by tbe cars a few dayi
An Irishman wa3 going along the road,
when an angry bull rushtd upon him, and
with his horns tossed him ovr the feiice.
The Irishman, recovering from his fall,
upon looking up saw th? bull pawing
tearing up the ground, as is the usml"
custom of the animal when irri:atd. where'
upon Pat, smiling at him said, "if it was .
not for your hewing, and scraping and ycur.
humble apologies.'you brute, fahi I should
think that you had thrown me over cn pur-
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