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BROWNVILLE, NEBRASKA IHUESBA JULY 13, 1865.
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5re1lri Nebraska, May 5th, 1855 No 34, j.
E. S. BURNS, M. H,,
PHYSICIAN & SURGEN1
rJezriAlXAv City, T
OFFICE AT U1S UESIDEXCE.
OmCE WITH L. IJOADLY,
Ccnr "Main and FirsJ Streets,
EDWARD W. THOMAS,
ATTORNEY AT LAW,
SOLICITOR IN CHANCERY,
Office cirner of Main anl Tirpt Streets.
J. A. IIEWES.
: ATTORKEY AT LAY
Solicitor la Chancery,
UXD AND CpLLECTIXQ AGENT.
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.fl.noaii. b. if.pjcn.
DPUSET 4 Bipn,
Clitoiiui)5 at Caw,
I fjSc 8. E. comer Main and Firtt Stffttf,
"BItQVNVH4-K. ?J I'jBHASKA.
Vijl jir a prompt attention to all buoinesa on
,trtW to them in the various Confta f Nebraska
"4 Korth 'lliaMiurii alo- to t'h'o jCoJWtion of
Domij xoney, Hack" fay, aod reocionn ; ami to
: G. 3. fjpXDEKSCJX,
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3TAFLE AND FANCY DRY GOODS
BOOTS & SIJOES,
I!B Street beiween First and Second,
IlIEEIC All HOUSE
D. UOD LSp?t PROPRIETOR,
( rc-tSireet, between Main and . Water,
UBIHET - M AKER
wvi.ucrnir aDa Jiam otreets,-
BROWKVJLLIL. N". T.
P'tlrwi to doall kinda of work in bialin on
9v;cfl an(j rewonable tern.
C. IJL IV A Li It E R.
?ssor to W. M. C.'PEriiNs
i Ck ooa wFtr or thk wioir.
i BROWS VILUS, N T. " '
i BROWNVILLE, N
'Afcon tibi Card or Album
rPi,attohiabaBtifal Iv..rT-Jiko Atniib-
'M5(1JWito raritaharo. poblio patron
ction guaj atoed. S6-4t.
iIinery & Fancy- gopjjs
wH ,oa door weit of the Post Oflce
1iuUn;1.ET,rthinS.in Uinery line
it aai T - b."?: ft:eM-Kiaegf Bonnet
i lMl TnmBioS dna to order.
4 "triTcs is ti ;ajes Kiyii'
to bWv...-f tf '" Perform arf Fork, par-
q,aai " w
Rir. . Jt",cl I AtkinsoD Clct'u
TSejf are Comics from Wars-
" T?iJr OOiiD th wan,- '
They art briefing bot3 thair aean, -
Thy try bringing back thr old too, ia glory;
' Tl ay bar battled long ani w3, .
Aitd let Ur ago tall
Eow tliay Won th proudeal name in aong or tory;
-Tliy bar broken p their earepa ;
Tl j re Unghing, o'f r teir trmaspi ;
They are joking w'th th girl? who flook around
Tl ey bar left th acanty far,
Tbey hare left th fetid air,
They bar duhed to earth the priaon-walla at
poiind to em.
Aiid they're coping frojo the wara,
Tbey are bringing borne their car.
They are bringing back Ihe olii flag, too,, a glory ;
They bare battled long asd wtllj
Ad let after agea te',l
IIw they won the imyd;it pap ip apagof tory!
t "Wn are eafer with or thanks, . a
"Wo are preaiitg on their ranki ,
"We are grarpiDg hands that held U. Statei un
broken, Yet w dl thjok of'thoc
Who are aleeping with their foea.
And our trembling tocgue gir welcome sadly
But th long dl7 past,
They bar brought a peae at lait,
And bow proudly through our reiqi th blood ia
Aa we bless our honored dead,
While the steady martial tread
Of retprniDg ret'raas in our ears is soundicg !
Ych, th ey're comin j from the wars,
Th ey aro bringing borne their acars,
They j:o brinsirj, back the old fla, tpp,ia glory;
V bj-y hare buttled long and well,
And lat after ages toll
How thy won tl;e proudest name in Bong or fftory ;
TJie League of Antl-Beeferg,
BV WILES O'RXILtT.
Pan the word along the line,
Let the butchers come to grle.f ! -When
we breakfast, rup or djne,
. Let nsshua ho sight of beef!
Lat it be aa flesh of awine
Unto Israel's strietjbeliarerf
Aci,trj present raAea daolia,
Iet as all be anti-Jjeefjra 1
Lorely maid and tender wif,
' &vop our butcher-foai "we'll humble ;
Join our league and nharo our trife,
Till the betfy idvl tumble I
Paine your gliattnicg hands totoaven,
And swear however fashion diffets
That, till met i cheaper given,
You joia the League of Anti:Beeferj.
h' jr with hunger teed we pine,
While the trees their f milage render;
Fikb are juicy, froth and Cne,
Sa1r.ds,too, are crjfp and tender.
Join the banner tfi.t werise ;
Already seel the botcher quirers J
And rictory's wreath, ere many days.
Shall crown the brows of ani-boefrs!
From the American Miscellany,
JIT WIFE'S' NEW BONNET.
A MINISTER'S STORY.
Beiug" worn out to mind aryj Jbody by
a long winter cf unremitting labor in my
pjnjsieml duties, I longed to go into
some quiet country place to spend the
summer, and to renew my ejusted en
ergies. Having made my wishes known to my
friends, they proposed that I should sup
ply the desk'of a brother fryi;je, ybo
Was obliged 'to leave the country on bus
iness, and who had labored in an out-of-
the-way place amoLg the taotfutiias
I repared thither and preached one
Sabbath on trXl. ' upon, Reapop
body, a white-headed old 'gentleman,
came to me and said . "Mister, yer sar
mon was fust rate; the way IcantelJ, ye
pee, is, I didn'thajve ajy nap this mornin'
as I alius du, and it must be a fust rate
preacher that can keep me awake."
The old deacon was the church critic,
and therefore I was judged qapable of,
lling the pulpit of &Xr.' graves during
his absence. I returned to the city, sent
up my furniture and followed it.Ieaving
my w;fe her jriendsio complete her
spring purchase and other little matters.
A month passed and I become acquain
ted with, and I flattered myself, quite a
faxcrite vhh my yu-ishioners, .ven I
received a letter from my wife announc
ing that she was ready to come to EocV
tville." I went to the city fcr'ex f$j$re
returned late on jjaturay er'ng.
I heared a Juzz the mornen.t we .enter
ed jcfIurch the nejU oring, and when
rising to read the ymn, I found eyes of
all die. congregation jxed, wber I
thought they ouc-ht ft .e, on jhe pulpit;
but alas ! I was ra.erj,they .yvee look
ing n ten Uj c jpjvt e. '
As finished r.eai.n. vfiss Arabella
Sintpkins. maided lady of uncertain age,
and the afSanced cf Deacon Peabodv,
arose with a toss of her head and
swept disdainfully out of the itou.se A
general whispering ensued, then some
others followed he.r worihj exanp,le.
A1 O0 X xns . surprised to find that
none of the deacons or any cne else cam.e
tQ ahj;ke hands v(h tnp ts wna their cus
toms to be presented to my wife. - J walk
ed tiCCe yondering.jrjhat fthe.teasqaauld
be. ' ' - '.
In the afternoon I ps still more sur
prised to fund tit only abou,t a, dozen
persons wete-at church, and I went home
dedly troubled, and wondering if I bad
failed in any of my duties toward qiy
Amy noticed the thinly settled churph
p,nd asked me ' i!;q reason, bqt I coulc
give none, and ahe, dear litt woman,
ponsolcd me vy ith the sweet aranve that
her Charjej could do no wrong.
On the next Tuesday, the matter was
decided, for on that day was ushered in
to my study, Deacon Peabody anl Dea
con Merriman, who handed me folded
paper, and then bowed themselves pre
cipitately 013 1. I opened the paper a,nd
read the following letter of dismission:
'.'RocxviLLr, June 5,18 . .
Brviher Crosby : it is my paneful
(jewty tu tell yu that yer sarvise aint
wanted enny more in this ere meeting
house, we likes ye wall enuf bat my
woman, and the ga that bruther Pea
body is goin tu take tu be his woman,
tnd same others thinks that yer wife
aint the proper kind of a pusson tu set a
good example before the yuthful feemale
members that belongs jo iiis ere church,
i remain ever yer trjje friend. Deacon
For a long time I sat pondermg over
the contents of thus Jejter. What could
the matter be with my little wife, I could
not imagine. Aly darling little Amy,
every one th ji jfnew her loved her. To
have my wife, whom I thought to be the
embodiment of every virtue, spoken tn
thia manner, wVs more than pqu4 bear.
I went out and sought a prominent mem
ber of the church and demanded ah ex
planation; he refused' to give any, and I
immediately called a church meeting to
be held on that evening to find out if pos
sible, the reason of my dismissiorj.
I returned home ano) jpent the time
very impatiently until the hour for the
As I fat watching Amy's trim figure
flitting here and there in the perform
ance of her household dutjes, I grew
.more indignant to think tha. any one
would speak ill of my darling.
'Why, Charlie," she saidlo me as we
sat together in the yine-wreathed porch,
"what isthe matter with you ? you do
not seem any like yourself, the country
air does not agee with you, does it ?"
How jnnoceut and lovely she was?
J jcqjld make no answer, but changed the
subject of. conversation to some more
agreeable topic. "
At last the hour enme. I -repaired to
the church, where I found quite a goodly
Seeing me enter,: Deacon' Peabody
arose and opeded the meeting by saying.
"Brethren and sisteren, we hard met
here to-night at the request of our late
pastor and we will now hear '-his busi
ness with us." .
1 arose and sai, "Deacon Peabody,
the letter that I received ;h;s" morning
speaks of my wife in a manner that is
wholly inexplicable to me, and I have
pe.-ler thjs peeling to ascertain the rea
son of my dismission, and the occasion
of the scandalous remarks with regard to
my wife, about whom you know noth-
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tDg. ! . . ,
'Wall," said Deacon Merjman. ,l.my
wife, and sister Jones and Amt tyabhy
Wilkins and Aunt Judy &rcv?a, and eun
others in the church, think she aint a
proper kind of a person cr a minister's
I now demand , "Why ?"
. "Wall," said Deacon Merriman,
Deacon Peabody will tell you.", '
Deacon Peabody arose and said,'Ar
abel Miss Simpkins thinks she sets - a
baij exampje before hei and tha other
young ladies of theicburch." - f t , .
Peocon Merriman now said, "My wo
man says thai she has been a member
cfjthis church for twenty years, and I've
been deacon, gcin' on twenty-five years,
and it's never been disgraced nil now.'.'
I now arose highly indignant and re
quested Deacon Merri man's wife, to get
up, and state plainly- in what , way my
wife h?d difgraced their church.
Mrs. Merriman said, "Bruther Cros-
hy, I've allers' liked you ever 'somuch.
J told Jeremiah 1 when 'y6u' 'fust come
...y .juu wuuiu enauiosv nu.crumcr
Graveses place, and I'm rea iorry anj;
tlung hs happened.- Yer. sar.rrons was
so good, and so muct Eiba octrjra in
"era, and yoa set bsfora the - wicked so
pjainly. what they air comin1 top, ad ca'
to think . U' iho.ul4 ' ccna orthisf" she
groaned and.sunk cto hjr eat .: wholly
.overcome. a .-.to. ' , - . -
yl d sS V ISfii'ifl; gajq i ny'ligh? upon
the subect,".jeie4, "I shoul4 'like
to hear from some cXjho. other sisters,
perhaps they might' enigten me." -
hereupon, Vyjnt IJabVy Wilkins got
up ana sq;q. "ivtj near Aunt iiriaranai
married Jim Holt, says, that she don't
think that we sbajl ever git anybody here
again that we shall like as well as we
did sister Graves. She was a drefful
good woman sister; Gcatres was; she
used to go round among the sick, ever
so much,' she warm a bit proud and stuck
up like sura folks. 'Why, one dy she
come over to our house, and I 'was ma
kin' soap and Aan Mapar was dippin
candles, and Betsey Jtr.e va3 spinmn'
two. and the children " wej- all to home
from school, and everything was .all : up
in a heap ; we don't nllerj look so as we
did that day,- but sister Graves she nev
er minded it a bit, she broughl her knit-
tin'-work and sot rignt down with us
jest as i though we was at good as any
body." . ; J
. . Sister Joqes, another worthy member
gets up and hays, "I don't know as I can
add anything 40 what has ajready been
said, but I can testify, to the truth of
what sister Wilkins has said. . Sister
Graves, she come over to my house last
fall, that day we xyas killin' hoga," we
had everything roumTbut as sister Wilk
ins says, she. warm a bit proud, but sot
rigfct down and seemed as happy as
though she-had een in Squire Green's
parlor, setijq with Mrs.. Green , iu . her
best blaclf silk dress and best cap. Sis
ter. Gravgs ajlers rejjpd well, but kin
der plain, to way vministe'rVlwife or-
ici. uuc uiuu i wear n uicsa vi iiu-
i. , . , t ...
bons and furbelows, as sum folks I know
pf do, and e carried a big ambrill , not
a little, small mite of a parasol, about
as big a a Jjttfe tin pail kner.",. , ;
Here was a discovery.. Could it be
that they p.q( talen offense at my wife's
dress ' Amy always dressed fashiona-
bly and her taste was perfect, but I could
not tell, puzzle my brains as I might,
what she wore on Sunday. But I was
not quite satisfied as to this being tie rea
son, so I said : . . . i
"I do not think that I understand you,
but your remarks seem to tend to the
fapt that the way njy-wife dresses does
not suit your taste !T , :: ,'
"You do not understand me, io you ?
faid Miss Simpkins, loftily, "di&'t your
wfe come o meetin' on Sunday with a
letile bit of a thing on her bead, it was
so small it coufduY be called, a ! bonnet,
and with her Lair tied; up behind and
put into a bag hangin' half way down
her back, and a little sack coat on, trim
med with big. white buttons, just, for all
the world like a man's. I think it is a
shame and disgrace to any woman to
dress so, especially a minister's wife."
"Yes," chimed in Deacon Peabody,
"you have hit the nail right on the head,
Miss Simpkins, that thing she had on
her head looked just like a slapjack cut
in two and wpunj) round a pole.".
Aunt Judy Brown now aroie and said,
"I want ter add my testermony ter.what
Deacon Peabody and sister Simpkins has
sed. Bruther Crosby, iest take the case
right home tu erself. " 'pose you ba ft
dartar that was goin ter marry a dea
con of the church, should you wanter tu
git sich sinful notions about dress intu
her head V ' '
' iHere Aunt Judy was interrupted by a
series ot nair-auajpie groans proceeding
from the spinster quarter, aiid by , Mis
Simpkins saying : - -
; Aunt Judy JJrowu, doyou dare to
insfnuate that your darter is goin' to
marry Deacon Peabody ?',;T 15
jWhy,.yesrto be sure I do, he - has
courted my darter Polly ever since the
"day -poor Mrs;' Feabodv died.".- H"
Miss Simpkins, highly exasperated,
said, "Aunt Judy Brown, how dare you!
take back every word yoa have said, for
it's a lie, every word of iu" 4- .- ,
"I won V said Aunt 7udy "for I de
clare its every word true j.' ' ; - -
. "I tell you it's every word a lief &id
Miss im"pkins ;4for he's promised . to
marry me. and haven t I set up with
him pvery oiher night since ister' pea
body died, dx weeks ago nexl. Thurs
day." .. . , :j
"Deacon Pteabody," said Mrs. Brown,
shaking er f)S :the direction of jSea
bou Peabody 's head, you white-headed
old sinner, unat du you mean by steal
in' the affections of my darter Polly T
You have courted my darter Polly, and
you can't deny it. -I allers though: you
a decent bind of a man, but I see now
that nobody but an old roscal that you
are. would be a courtin tu gals ter ouce.
Git uphere, you old -villain and let ' us
see what you have got to say fox your
self."' ; - . .
'As Deacon peabody arose, very red
in the face, and said, hurriedly :
"Bruthren and sisteren"
1 interrupted him and said, "Allow me
to interrupt the meeting, to say that I
accept your letter of dismissica."-
I then took my hat and left them to
dispose of Deacon Peabody's afiections
as best they might.
next week saw me on my way
back to the city, owing my dismission
from the pastorship of Rockville church,
solely to. the fact of my wife's "having a
Frauds Upon Wool Dealers.
The New York Trt&tme gives some
good odvice to farmers upon their duty
and interest in preparing wool for sale.
The thriftless, careless, and frequently
dishonest practices, to which many wool
gpwers resort; instead of being to their
benefit, depreciates the character of
American wool generally, and preyents
them from getting for fleeces honestly
prepared as much as they should obtain
for them. The consequences of the
practices resorted to by many unscrupu
lous farmers, tells with severity against
the entire agricultural interest, and oc
casions the loss of a largejsum of money
per annum, lne farmer wto in tnis
matter is too sharp, only over reaches
himself. He may by an occasional
trickery, realize something extra upon
the swindle of a single transaction, ))ui
when the injury done, to the business by
the discovery of such frauds is taken into
consideration, and the account .balanced,
it will be found that in the long run ''hen-
esty is the beat policy."
The principal of these frauds and in
jurious practices may be described under
tne louowins: envisions :
1 Sending wool to market in. unmer
chantable condition, either unwashed or
half washed, thereby coraDellinz the
buyer to purchase dirt at the price of
good clean wool.
2. putting up the fleece of the tack
and sides of the sheep, well washed, and
in such manner as to conceal the dirty un
washed wool of the belly, which is there-
ore, sold at the price of washed wooL
- 3. By allowing shee;? .that are .well
washed, to run,' before shearing, aeon
Eiderable time, the weel is filled with
yolk, which subjects te manufacturer to
a considerable loss. .
4. By an unnecessary .use of strings in
tying ;ijp eeces, adding to the weight,
and in a large lot increasing the loss to
the buyer, who pays a good price for wool,
and gets ihreora useless hemp.
. 5. Stuffing 133 inside cf fine Rooking
fleeces with unwashed wool pulled from
dead sheep. Thb fraud can easily be
discovered by ipe wpol dealer froth the
greater weight of the fleece. He takes
his satisfaction out of the farmer by
gating his oe;, 0 tjjat the latter sells
his fine washed wool very frequently at
a rate approaching the low price of pul
3. Feeding sheep, shortly after shear-
)PJS with oil cake and food which pro
duces oil and gum. and fills up the weight
of the fleeces with a substance which has
to be got rid of in manufacturing, and
which reduces the actual wool immense
ly, so that what would seem to bd a large
lot $ found,' upon working i, to fce very
small. This is a fraud which is hiehlv
mjurous to.hcnerj sjjeep growers, as it
hurts the whole business, and causes the
wool buyer, to look upon the class of sel
lers of wool as harpers. It is said by
wool Jealeps 'ifcaj. ibis policy 4,Joes cot
pay ' the oil cake and extra food costing
more than wh.at is gained' by the addi
tional weight which goes into the wool.
TheTe are many , other small frauds
which are complained ofbut the fore-
cjig embody those - which are of the
most importance. They not only hurt
the individuals who practice them more
lhan .they are benefitted thereby, but they
ajso operate against tfie farmers interest
in .other ways. .. The coletiiion of for
e.ign twool is complained of by ihe pro
ducer, and jet by fraudulent practices
he eucourages that peiition against bim
sell. JJy . nresenting his wool in a dirty
condition he injures himself, because uu
der the, .United States tariff the dirty
grades of wool pay the least duty. The
lowest grades is taxed at 3 cents per
pound, the next 6 cents per pound, the
next' 10 cents per pound, the next 12
cents per pound Q per cent, ad
valgrum. If the farmer brbgs hi3 wool
to market nicely washed and in the best
order, he has the protection of the high
est duty. On the contrary, if e pre
sents it greasy and foul.he reduces i o
the value of low-priced foreign os
some of which can pay the duty and cost
of transportation and then undersell him.
These are matters of actual intrest, and
tiey should q attended to by all It can
be shown tht oo dealing a? yei as
in many ctier matters, those who are
exceedingly cunning, are exceedingly
foolish. ' '
Rufu3 Choate, in an important marine
assaults-and-battery-at-sea case, had
Dick Barton, chief mate of the clipper
ship Challenge, on the standi, and d
gered him so for about an hour, that at
last Dick got his sajt water up. ancj haul
ed by the wind to bring the keen Boston
lawyer under hjs batteries.
At the beginning of his testimony Dick
had said that the night was "dark as the
dQvil, and raining like seven bells.".
Suddenly r. Choate asked him :
"Was there a moon that night ?"
"Ah, yes 1 A moon
"Yes a full moon." .
jDid you see it V
Not a mite.'!
!Th,e;i how do you know there ws a
"Nautical almanac said to, and I'll be
lieve that sooner'n any Jawyer in this
"What was J.he principal luminary that
"Binnacle lamp on board the Chal
lepge.." . t ... ...
. Ah you are go wing sharpMr.. Bar
ton." "What in blazes have yoa been grind
ing me this hour for to. make me dull?"
"Be civil, sir. nd now tell me what
latitude and longitude you crossed the
equator in ?"
"Sho, you're joking.!1'
"No, sir ! 1 am in earnest, and I de-
sire you to answer me
"Ah yoq refuse, do you?"
"Yes I can't.""
"Indeed! You are chief mate of a
clipper ship, and unable to answer so
simple a question !"
"Yes 'tis the simplest question I ever
had asked me. Why. I thought every
fool of a lawyer jtnew there ain't no lat
itude cn the equator."
That shot floored Rufus Choate.
The editor cf the Savannah Herald
publishes the following letter, which may
or may not be true, although it would
seem to indicate that the arch-rebel was
prepared for the coilapse of his stupend
"Now that everything regarding the
movements of Jeff. Davis has a peculiar
interest, I have thought it well to give to
the public, through the columns of your
valuable paper, a fact which .0)8 to my
personal knowledge bearing upon the
sulject When I was in Liverpool, Eng
land, now about a year ago, there had
just been completed a splendid brick
mansion, which was generally known
and talked of as having- been erecte.tj
from the proceeds of the Confederate
loan, and as being intended fpr'te fu
ture residence c,f Jefferson Davis, in the
event of circumstances forcing him to
leave the country. During my stay in
Liverpool the windows of ihe house re
mained nainted white, which, according
to the custom in .tfcat city, indicated that
the house had teen engaged, and was
waiting. for its occupant a cirjmftance
which gave plausibility U the town-talk
of its being the sometime residence of
the fugitive President of the Southern
"Savawnah, May 14, 1865.''
A violent tornado passed over Red
Wmg, Minnesota, a few days ago. It
picked up a house and demolished it,
killing an old man, who had taken refuge
in it. The forces of the tornado is illus
trated by the following : A gentleman
riding in a buggy "saw its approach.' in
stinctively sprang out; and feizing a
young sapling; lay flat upon the ground.
No sbouer had he done so, than his horse
and buggy were literally carried away.
The buggy was 10m into splinters and
the horse -was carried forty rod. by' a'c
tual measurement, and lodJi 'in the tops
of sontt eniali treea, so eoVacled ia the
brush and harness as to be unable to extri
cate himself. He was found trembhc
with fear in this condition.'. The gen'.!
man saVed himself by clinging to tha
sapling, and, as it was, ha wasbbwa
straight into the air.and ia a, Dcat,
hung only by his hsnds. . '
About sir months ago. -whild iatli
neighborhood ot th e Pu tch (p? Cahlf
Gen. Butler received infcrroiiica th-it
his favorite horse, "Almond Eye," Lad
been accidentally killed by falling into a'
ravine. Upon the departure of his ia-T
formant, he ordered au Irishman to 3
and skin him.
'What ! is Almond Eye dead ?' asked
' 'What's that to you ? Do as J bid yo
and ask no questions.'
Pat went about is busines, ani in aa
hour' or two returned.'
:; VVell, Pat, where lave ycu been all
thistimVV: - ;
, 'Skinning the horse, yer honor.' ' '
- pjoes it take nearly two hours to par
form sucH an operation ?,' ". . . ' ,
6, yer' honor; but then you see it
tuck bout half an hour to catch him.'
'Catch him I fire and furies ! was ha
alive?' ' "
'"Yes, Yer honor, ; and yoa know J
coufd not'skin him alive.' . "
?kin him alive ! did you kill him V '
'Jo be sure I did ! you .know I must:
obey orders without asking any ques
tions.! peneral Butler eyed his servant with
such a malicious look that Pat though!
he meditated skinning an Irishman &
revenge for the death of his horse.
Washingtcn correspondent of th
. ,' f 1 , , '
lati Commercial makes the fol-
lowing expose of the new secret politi-
cal organization denominated th9 4,0r,
der of S. B." " '
'"There has been considerable meatier,
of the existence of a secret political or
ganization. called jhe..tQrder.ijf. the. S
B or 5"partaa Band ;! bet we o I 'cot,
remember to have met any former ex
posure of it . The purpose cf the order
is set forth in a circular, issued to tha
several jurisdictions, by the National
Convention of the order, which, it seems
met in this city on the 14th day of June.1
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It appears that the p. B. believe in co
operation with Government ofSciaU,
where it is possible, without a sacrifice
of principals. They hold to fighting neu
trals, because they are nqt friends.
They indorse the Monroe doctrine, and
something over. They squint at negro
suffrage with State legislative quaiifica-'
lions, and they announce, emphatically, '
that a cardinal purpose of the order is to
caase the Government to reward merit
orious, energetic and faithful comrades."
The circular bears on its seal tha wordi;
Register at ofSce tS. B., encircled by.
an endles chain, each link of which
bears the name of a Slate.
The actual captor of Jeff. Davis was
a private in the 4th Michigan cav
alry, named James If. Lynch. A mem-'
oef 01 wai regiment wruas :
"Davis would have undoubtedly es-'
caped had'jimebeen given him to mount'
hjs horse, as it was considered the fast-
est in the Confederacy. Any attempt
to do so was rendered entirely abortive
by the daring intrepidity and presence
of mind evinced by Jas. H. Lynch, mem-
A ' '
ber of Company C. Ibis galfa'n ''soldier ,
dashed ahead of our. entire party, by the
center of their camp, and instantly se-;
cured JefTs horse,' as well as hjs arm,,
The. horse was well known to Lynch, as ,
he had seen"h;ra frequently in Richmond.
Jeff, was thus rendered powerless io e-f
cape, and yirluaUy a prisoner to thiVak?
lant fellow, who iufn?d him over to a
strong guard Ki soon as our men caiat
up. - - .
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A new English astronomsr, Mr-ILr
Proctor, of St. John's College, Cam
bridge, who has just published an ele.bj-f
rate book. on the planet Saturn, believes .
baturn ? rings to be not continuous bodri'
ies, either solid or fluid, but a multitude
of loose planets,- grouped like & tyi.il
necklace round his equatorial regicai,
just as if we were f urnuhed not with on a
moon, but aa many moons as would spaa
the whole earth. Mr. Procter asserts.,
that this hypothesis explains more ccn- .
pletely the whole phenomena of the csiV
than any other. This supposition says
the London Spectator, somehow civei aV
larger idea of the opulence cf th9 uru-
, , . ''; t;r
verse in worlds than any o;he kzsr.i
fact. To haye such a multitude of Jit:"
worlds strung close together round" est'
lauet produces (illogically enough) a'
more vivid impression on ihe'inuid, 1! a'
many times the number cf Tut J t;iS
distributed over the iiiaiiud pf srac
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