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LIBERTY AND UNION, ONE AND INSEPARABLE NOW AND FOREVER. '
BROWNVILLE, NEBRASKA, THURSDAY, JULY 6, 1865.
BUSINESS CAR D S.
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OFFICE W1TI1 L. nQADLY,
. Corner Main and First Streets,
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CIXtKAL DEA1ER IS
STAPLE AND FANCY DRY GOODS
BOOTS & SHOES,
Main Street between First and Second,
X5roxK7xa.-"C7illo, TCToTo. 37-y
EDWARD W. THOMAS,
. 'ATTORNEY d AT LAW,
, SOLICITOR 1ND CHANCERY,
Office corner of Main ani First Street.
BROUN VILLE, NEBRASKA.
J. A. IIEWES.
ATT R KEY AT LAW
Solicitor in Chancery.
LAND AND COLLECTING AGENT.
BROWNVILLE N. T.
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Tlie Tartar who Cacg;lit a Tartar.
BT JOHN O. SAXK.
There's trouble in Hungary now, alas!
There's trouble on every Laid;
For that terrible mar,
The Tartar Kahn,
Is rarsging over the land:
He is riding forth with his ugly mec,
To lob aud ravith and slay ;
For deeds like thoBe,
You may well suppose,
Are quite in the Tartar way.
And now he ccmes, that terrible chief,
To a mactien grand and old,
And he peers about,
Within and without,
And what do his eyes behold ?
A thousand in fold and field,
And fcheepull over the pltii,
And noble sCeods
Of rarest breeds
And beautiful crops of grain;
But finer still is the boarded wealth
That his ravished eyes behold,
In silver plate
Of rarest weight,
And jewels of pearl and gold.
A nobleman owns this fine estate;
And, whin the robber he sees.
Tie- not very queer
lie quakes with fear,
And trembles a bit in the knees.
He quakes in fear of his precious life,
And , scarce sup pre ssicg a groan,
"Good TarUr'says he'
"Whatever you see,
Be pleased to reckon your own."
The Kahn looked io nd in a leisurely
As one who is puttied to choo&e,
When, cockin g bis ear,
Be chanced to bear
Tho crush of feminine thocn.
The Tartar Emilcd a villainous smile,
When like a lily in I loom ,
A lady fair,
With golden hair,
Came gliding into the room.
The robber started with amorous eys,
Va ever so winning a face ?
And lorg he gated, -As
To see such beauty and grace.
A noment more and the lawless man
Had toized his struggling prey,
And, taking horse,
He bore the lady away.
"Now, Heaven be piaed," the nobleman estli,
"Fi.T many a mercy to iaa 1
I bow in 9 still
Unto his will,
Gou pity the ''Tartar." said he.
From Harry Harel's Yankee Blade.
MRS. MERRILLS DEFENCE.
A True Talc ofSavase Life.
Fr more than two hundred years the
frontier settlpinents upon this continent
were scenes of perpetual alarm and out
break. The inflamable nature of the
savaga would not allow him to relinquish
in quiet that which had been the birth
right and undisputed heritage of his fath
er frctn the date of their earlies' tra
dition, and the result was eitner open
and ceadly way, or a series of wily
stratagems, which kept the inhabitants
unon the alert, day and nisht. The
midnight assault, burning cabins and
death-shrieks of murdered women oc
Especially was this the case when the
war between the revolted colonies and
mother country bgan to assume its more
decided aspect, and the ministers of the
crown, regardless of all humane consid
erations, exerted their utmost endeavors
to win the savajres alone the irontier to
a co operation in their work of subjuga
w a l
tiou. 1 hey were succe.lui in the un
dertaking, and the hatchet was taken up
by many of the tribes, who were still in
wardly burning with real or fancied
grievances, which they hoped to be able
to redress. In conjunction with their
more civilized but really less human al
lies, the tories, they Ircke upon the de
fenceless frontiers, scattering death and
devastation wherever their savage fury
couiu nnu a victim. I he massacre at
Wyoming, may be considered a fair ex
I .lal- a
nmr.e or ineir wartare, though it was
not always that their success was so uu
qua lified as at that illfated settlement.
Of course many traits of character
were brought to light amid scenes which
might otherwise have lain dormant, and
many an act of personal prowess and
daring excited, which could ia no way
have been looked .for. Even woman, at
times, forgot the weakness of her sex,
and fought desperaXely iu defence of
thoi who were dear to her.
An instance of this kind, and a stri
king one, is afforded irj the spirited and
singular defence ot Mrs. Merrill of
Kentucky. She is spoken of as being
Amazonian both in strength and cour
age, a fact which was fully substantiated
by the events as they trauspired. If
such was the case, it is also very evident
that the heroine was a woman of fine
sensibilities and a tender heart.
It was at the close of a warm summer
day, that John Merrill returned from
the fields where he had been at work,
and after eating a moderate supper,
lighted his pipe and took a seat outside
the door; Mrs. Merrill remained with
in the cabin until the work was comple
ted and the table prepared for an early
breakfast on the morrow, when she took
her knitting and seated herself at a lit
tle distance from her husband. To her
surprise he remained reserved and moo
dy, tot speaking useless spoken too, and
puffing away at his pipe with great en
ergy. The woman's heart in Mary's
breast told her that all was not right.and
she set about learning- th3 cause of her
husband's strange reserve.
'You have worked too, hard to-day,
John,' she began.
No ; I haven't done as much as I gen
'Then you fell sick what is the matter?'
'Nothing ; I feel quite well in body;
better than I have for a long time be-
'Then whet can be the reason for your
silence and gloom ? I haven't seen you
look so blue and downcast in a year.'
To tell the truth, Mary, I believe I'm
gettecg notional. I have had strange
thoughts all day thoughtswhich I
couldn't get out of my head, though I
tried Lard enough.'
What were those thoughts,' John ?
You know Fin not such a bad confidant !'
'I know you are not ; so Fil tell you
what I have been thinking, only you
must promise that yoa wpnt let it worry
you in the least. You will, wont ycu !'
Did you ever know me worried very
I can't say that I ever did, though I
should be very sorry it you should feel
as uneasy as I have to-day.'
Pshaw ! John, you know I've twice
the spunk you have !'
John Merrill smiled, but it was a sort
of sickly smile, for tbe conversation had
brought up all the strange feelingshehad
entertained during the day. He clear
ed his throat once or twice, and then be
gan. 'Did you never think, Mary, that we
were much exposed to an attack from the
Indians, here ?'
I suspose they are as likely to come
here as anywhere, for they have the
sanction of the British to burn and mur
der anywhere they please, provided it is
on rebel territory, and I suppose we are
rebels, ar'nt we ?'
The tories and Britons call us rebels,
and I am "nroud of the name from their
lips !' was the rejoinder.
'And so you have been borrowing
trouble about the Indians ?' the heroine
'No, Mary, not that ! The7 thought
has haunted me all day, 'that we were
marked., for the next victims, and so
strongly has the idea taken hold upon
mv fancv. that I have been unable to
drive it away.'
If they come, John, they will come,
but don't let us borrow trouble in ad
vance. You know we have lived here
So long in peace and happiness, thaftt
would seem hard indeed to spoil it ail by
living in constant apprehension.'
That's a fact, Mary, and I will try
and put away this idea, though will be
hard to id my brain of what has clung
to me so clorely during the day.'
After this John Merrill endeavored
to appear more cheerful, but it-cost him
a great effort, and at an early hour they
made preparations to retire. The
hound was chained in his kennel, to
give the alarm should anything be mov
ing without, and the drors and windows
securely fastened. The house was con
sulted cf logs, and the door and shut
ters cf oaken pltnks, hewn from the
timber and well ironed in their places.
'There, if there are Indians about,'
John c cmplacently uttered, 'they'll find
it hard work to get in !'
In fancied security they retired, and
had f lept some hours, when the baying
of the hound awoke them.
'Something is around the house,' ex
claimed John, as he became sufficiently
awake to comprehend the matter, I'll
look out and see what it is.
- John was a man of iron nerve and
courage, but he had no thought of sav
ages. He fancied it must be come man
ner of wild beast, prowling about the
premises; and so slipping on a part of
his clothing, he withdrew the bolts and
opened the door, cautiously. Fortuna
tely he held it slightly ajar, standing
partially behind the casement, so that
one side was exposed.
...A half a tln7en Indians'.. frn.ilasripd
upon the darkness, and a shower of balls
pattered around. Two, only, struck the
unfortunate Merrill, the remainder
burying themselves in the oaken timbers.
Yet those two took deadly effect, break
ing his arm and thigh, upon the side ex
posed. He at once sank to the floor, Ut
terly helpless. And had it not been for
the Amazonia qualities of his wife, bis
race would have been speedily ended.
The savages, as they fired, made a
rush for the door, but the heroic woman
was too soon for them. She pushed the
door against the casement, and holding
it by main force against the assaults cf
the foremost enemies, tucceeded in slip
ping ,-the bolts into their sockets. A
howl of savage rage broke from the dis
appointed warrior, and with desperate
energy they commenced an onslaught
upon the tough planks with their hatch
ets. Disregarding this, Mrs. Merrill
turned to her husband.
Fly, Mary, fly!' he groaned. 'They
will break in, and ycu, too, will be kill
'Where shall I fly ? How shall I get
away ?' she asketL
Alas, there is no W8y,' the unhappy
No,' she replied cheerfully, and if
there was I'd never be such a brute as
tojdesert my poor, wound t.d John. See
this7 and shelifted an axe, "I can make
a brave defence yet, and learn them a
lesson that will last the ugly creatures
John would have counselled her to at
tempt escape; but he knew it would be
useless, for already the hatchets, vigor
ously plied, had made' their way through
the door, and in one minute more they
could enter at pleasure. Mary was cool
and decided, for she knew that in being
so her only hopes now lay She took an
advantageous stand, and awaited the
coming of the depredators.
Piece by piece the planks were torn
away, and presently the head and shoul
ders of an athletic savage were thrust
through. There was a momentary feel
ing of horror at the brave womans heart
and she closed her eyes as the axe de
scended, but when she heard the heavy
fall, and saw that one of her husband's
murderers had met hi3 fate at her hands,
all timidity passed away, and she was
prepared to meet the next, who carne on,
forcing his way through, scarcely behind
His feet had almost touched the floor
when the sharp steel came down, crush
ing through hi3 brain, and he fell beside
the first. The Indians were naturally
asstonisbed at this affair: they had
seen their comrades disappear' within,
but all was silent. What could it mean?
A third poked his ugly pate through the
opening, and the fate which had met hi3
fellows, became his own. He remained
in'the doorway, and was finally dragged
forth by those without. This revealed
the truth of the matttr.
A dreacful yell arose.a cry of rage and
dismay, and, for a moment those without
paused to determine upon their further
In another moment a hurried scram
bling upon the roof succeeded, and very
soon the blood-be-snatter-ed "heroine
knew that they intended to descend the
chimney. What should she do ? The
force of her enemies was divided, and
herself alone to combat them. She had
one advantage. All was utter darkness
within the cabin, while the pale starlight
without r? ndered the movements of the
savages discernable. Another head wa3
poked through the open door, and she
applied the came quietus as before,
though almost distracted by the scram
bling Indians, whom she could plainly
hear descending the chimney. Nine
hundred and ninety-nine men of a thous
and had been doomed, if placed in simi
lar circumstances : but a lucky idea
struck the brave woman. If she could
but stifle them in some manner, she
thought; and simultaneously with the
thought came an idea. There was the
feather-bed, the only one the cabin af
forded ; and she knew that fe athers
would produce the effect she wished.
To think was to act. and one blow of
the axe laid cpen the licking. There
was a bed cf coals in the fireplace and
upon these she emptd the feathers.
The flame and smoke which at once
arose must have been too powerful for
the nostrils of the warriors, for in a mo
ment they rolled down the broad fire
place, out upon the floor, and lay there,
at the mercy of the woman whose life
they had come to seek.
For the first time her heart seemed
to relent, and she paused with the death
dealing axe ansed, shuddering at the
thought of such deliberate execution;
but she heard the crackling of the door,
as more of the planks were neingrorctrJ
away, and she paused no longer. The
heavy axe descended, ence, twice, and
the work was done.
There was now but one of the merci
less foes left, and he had ouly beeen
prevented from making his entree by
the must fortunate circumstances. The
last Indian whom Mrs. Merrill had
strusk, remained fixed in the breach ;
and the utmost exertion ef hh sole re
maining companion were insufficient, to
remove the dead body which blocked up
the entrance so effectually, that he was
necessiated tc cut away more of the
planks in order to get through.
In this he had succeeded, and was
upon the point of entring, when the he
roine once more turned that way. She
was exhausted and bewildered over
come .Jby the terrible scenes through
which she had passed, and ignorant of
the numbers who might remain hidden
outside. But she was not discouraged ;
and concentrating her strength, aimed a
blow at the intruding head.
It missed the mark, though the stroke
laid open the cheek with a frightful gash
which sent the warrior howling, home
to his people. The fearful story which
he published there of the prowess of the
'long knife squaw,' .fully exonerated
him from the charge cf cowardice.
All through that night the lonely wo
man maintained her vigils, but no more
foes presented themselves ; and in the
morning she hastened away to summon
id. The wounded man was ored for,
such surgical assistance as the country
afforded, being provided ; and the
wounds, which had at first teemed mor
tal, lost much of their virulence under
the skilful treatment they received.
Here it was that the heroine displayed
to equal advantage the softer and more
womanly heroism of her nature. Day
and night she hung, beside the couch of
her suffering husband, ministering w his
every want and necessity until he became
a decided triumph over the evils which
had befallen him. She had the satis
faction of seeing him healtety and
strong again ; and in old age they often
sat together and related the story as we
have given it, of Mrs. Merrill's Defence.
-,a very irritable and
impatient man, had occasion on:e, while
passing on horseback through a small
town in the west, to patronize a Dutch
" Are you the smith ?' he asked of a
stout, black-bearded, smoking, dirty old
man, who came out of the shop to look
at the horse's defective shoes.
"Yes, I be der smidt," replied the
Meinheer, steadying his long pipe, with
his left hand, while he lifted one of the
horse's feet with his right. "Yoa wish
to have de new shoes ?"
"No, sir," said the colonel, in his
quick way. "Set the shoes of his fore
feet, that' all."
"Set de shoes on his fore feet yah,
I oend'erstand. I vill have him in von
The Colcnel went away, and return
ing at the appointed time, found the
Dutch smith still at work cn his horse.
He was very wroth when he saw the
slate of affairs, bnt he went away again
with the promise that in "von half hour I"
longer the shoes would be set.
After dinner, in no very mild hemor
he made his eppearance again at . the
shop, and asked what was to pay.
"Four shillings," was the reply.
"Four shillings ! it's an imposition !"
exclaimed the fiery colonel; "I never
paid ovr a shilling for setting a shoe in
"Werry rel," codded Meinheer, "Von
shilling for de von shoe I set de four
shces dat ish four shillings nichts?''
"Nich the old Nich!" roared the ex
cited traveler. "W7ho told you to set
more than two shoes ?"
"By doonder!" said the smith, "you
tell me yourself."
"I ? it's a falsehood," answered the
traveler, uit's a lie a "'
"Mine Got ! You say set de shoes on
de four feet."
"So I did,' said the traveler, "the
two fhces on the four feet."
'Got in Hjmrael ! two shoe3 on der
four feet1? Vo.n hat on drte heads as
" You eternal f-fool!" exclaimed the
colonel.who stuttered when excited. "I
said set the fore shoes on these two feet,
you b-blundering Dutchman."
"Set four shoesoa two feet ! Ha,ha,"
laughed the smith, scornfully and angri
ly. "Hundred tousand blitzen, you tarn
"You w-w-wooden headed Dutchman !"
'You Yankee goose ! monkey ! von
tarn jack-ass, fool !"
The Colonel replied, stuttering worse
than ever ; the smith struck his fist and
jabbered Dutch, his knowledge of Eng
lish being exhausted ; and they had it
back and forth until a mutual acquaint
ance came up and explained the matter.
The Colcnel paid the charge, laughing
at the mistake, while Meinheer smoked
fiercely, cursing copiously the language
that made four feet two feet, or two feet
four feet, any way but the right way
doonder and blitzen !
The Sonora Democrat of April the
Frank Ball, agent of Hall & jjay
ward's Concert Troupe, traveling in a
vehicle bearing a strong resemblance to
a peddler's car. Old lady rushes out
from a house by the roadside. The fol
lowing ecloquy ensues
Old Lady Say, what you got to sell ?
Agent I am travelii'g fgent, madam,
for the greatest menagerie of aucient or
modern times, which is shortly to be ex
hibited in this section affording to the
inhabitants thereof aa opportunity cf
viewing the most stupendous collection
of animals ever before exhibited.
Old Lady Ycu don't say! Have you
any elephants ?
Agent We have, madam, six ele
phants, but these constitute a compara
tively unimportant part of the show.
We have living specimens of bipeds and
quadrupeds who tramped over the earth
not only in the antedeluvian, but also in
the pliocene and pots miocene period,
embracing the megatherium with six
legs and two tails ; icthyosarus. with legs
and three tails ; the gyascutus, with no
eyes, two noses and four tails ; tl e ples
iosaru3, resembling Satan in shape,
which spits fire and breathes sulphurous
fumes ; tbe whangdoodle, with one eye
and five tails, and many other species
too dumerous for enumeration. We
also have a pious lawyer.
. Old Lady Wrell I declare.
Agent But madam, the greatesi cu
riosity by far of our exhibition is a learn
ed and classically educated monkey, who
was brought up by a Mahommedan
priest in the mysteriou3 regions of the
Great Desert of Sahara. This monkey
speak with fluency all the modern lan
guages, besides Latin, Greek and He
brew. He can repeat the Ten Com
mandments, the Emancipation Procla
mation, President Lincoln's last mes
sage, and also performs the most intri
cate examples in the higher mathemat
ics with rapidity, ease and accuracy.
While beinjj exhibited in Washington
he actually repeated a long speech of
the President, making more sense out of
it than the President could himself.
This monkey corresponds
Beautiful young lady suddenly pro
trudes her head from the window, and
calls: "Mother, -mother ! ask him why
they let the monkey travel so far in ad
vance of the ether animals !"
A fleet c from thirty to sixty sail
will depart for a three-years -cruise in
the Mediterranean about the 4th of July,
under Admiral Golusborough. The New
Ironsides and two double-lurreted moni
tors will make part of the fleet. The
flag-ship will be the Colorado. She will
drop anchor for several months in the
harbor of Marseilles, and then -the rest
of the fleet will scatter for various par.s
of the sea. About ten vessel will cru
ish about the British Isle and the North
Sea. The object of the expedition is
said to be three-fold : To test the sea
going qualities of our marine ; to ac
quaint our pilots with)European harbors ;
and to show Europe our improvements
in gunnery and naval architecture.
Words cannot heal the wounds that
words can make.
Politicians and wheels were mada es-peci-
ially to turn.
Only crowns and fools are afraid of a
shabby suit of clothes.
If a quack would be famous, he must
be sure to quack so loud as possible.
A man who goes into a speculation had
better look out for breakers ahead.
A man may say a thing twice if ho
says it bsttor tho second tine than the
Always lend a crutch to halting hum
anity ; but trip up, if you will, the stilts
Despondrncy is the over-weight that
may make you kink w "
bucket btb zt cuce.
. Patience and cheerfulness adorn tbe
ruins cf fortunes, as ivy does those cf
castles an- len-.pzes. - - .
Fauh, finding does not require, and
does not generally indicate a high orde
Emerscn says, "Life is a. train ci.
moods like a string cf beads."
As the good man saiih, so say we ; but.
as the good woman saith, sJ it must be.
Every man can tame a shr?w tut ha-
that hath her.
Ladies will sooner, parden wad of
sense than want of manners.
Women. are wise on. a. sudden, foola oa
There is one good wife in the country
and every man thinks he hath her.
Colt's armsare useful when you want
to fight, butf you' want to run away,,
colt's legs are "better.
If some men had their, limbs broken
they would be-"cripples for life; their
bones would be too. lazy to knit.
How Near we Are to Death. A
writer inthe Independent thus disccurses
on our nearness to death : When we
walk near powerful machinery we know
that cne single mis-step and thoaa mighty
engiaes would tear us to ritbou3 with,
their flying wcels, or grind us to powder
in their ponderous jaws. So, when w&
are thundering acros3 the land in tha
rail-car, and there is nothing but half; an
inch of iron flange to hold U3 upon tha
track. So when we are at sea in a ship,
and there is nothing but the "thickness cf
a plank between U3 and eternity.. We
imagine then that we see how close we
are to the edge of the precipice. But we
do not see it. Whether on the sea or oa
the land, the partition which divides us
from eternity is something thinner than
an oak plank or half an inch of iron flange.
The machinery of life and death is with
in us. The tissues that hold thea beat
ing powers in their place are often not
thicker than a sheet of paper, and if
that thin partition were pierced or rup--tured,
it would be just the same with" us
as if a cannon ball had struck us. Death
13 inseparably bound up with life in the
very structures of our codies. Struggle
as" he will to widen the space, no man
can at any time go further from death,
than the thickness of & sheet of paper.
A very sensible man, some time ago
introduced to his son, about six years of
age, a little brother that had just arrived
in this world, which all agree in abusing,
but none like to part with, even for a
better. The boy looked at his infant bro
ther with some perplexity, and then rais
ing his eyes to his father, inquired :
"Where did you get it ?"
"Bo'ight it, my son," said the father,
with a laudable gravity. Again the boy
looked at the baby, and after a shcrt
time, sagaciously asked :
"Why didn't you pick out a white on,,
The father was regubrly cornered.
"Mother, w here's the man going to
sleep ?" aiked a girl cf sixteen, cf her
mother, who had just promised a travel
ler a night's rest in their out-of-the-way-hut.
"I'll have to put him in with you
tnd Jack and Kate, and Sue and Bet, I
snpose," was the reply; "and if crow
ded, one cf you must turn in with me and
dad, and Dick and the twins." : L
' The New York Times states that pri
vate commercial letter lately received
from Europe say that "in the best in
formed political circles the belief i? gen
eral that Maximilian has expressed to
his father-in-law, King Leopold, and al
so to his brother of Austria, the strong"
est possible desire to abdicata the rick
ety throne of Mexico. The intimation
of this wish at the Tuileries, through
these intermediary parties, 13 at thebot
torn of much of the excitement in regard
to Mexican affairs generally.
An expedition will start from Leiv
enworth for the Tlains about the iniddla
of August, to collect and hjard for &
while, and thus tame, aud subsequently"
drive to the States for a market, not ls!s
than 5 thousand nor more thn terj thous
and buffalq, One hundred and 1 treaty
men are wasted discharged cavilry
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