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Oae square (tea lire's or le;.ca in-crt; . a Z
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GEO. W. IIILL f; CO.,
Advertiaf Block, HIn S't between 1st fc 2d,
Onshilf coaca csye.ir -
On eilih column oz year -
Oca eoluaasiz ncnths
Oa hf eolaca six r-si-i
Onsfonrth eolssa a;z taatla"
' One eighth colaxn ail cicu'Jii
On coJarca tbr taoatha
Oas fourth colcmnthree cot ta
, M M A i -M-i ' I A i
Ay Ay -Ay Ay a
Oaa ei,jl:th cclaaa tbre w s
Announcis? cacdiiate3 for o lz'
llltraniieat d7ertbci;:;t cuit
jjabccrtytfuB, must intariaWy, bo paij inAdvanei
-f Bool 'Work. and Plain er1 Fancy-Job Work,
Btia (he Mtl aa4on shsrt ngliie.
Yearly auTsrtiscirr.tiqiirtfrlTia Iri;!:.
LIBERTY AND UNION, ONE AND I N 3 EI A ft A 13 I. E j; O tV AND FOttHVEft.'
the bestatjle oa shortcotice i3dre0Biie tnrj'
BROWN VILLE, NEBRASKA, THURSDAY,
I'M I : s . . i M . f -
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IL C. THUIIMAN,
pl)D0ician 5 Burgeon
1 . 13. leoiiEX.SO.V.'PROPillCTOR,
rroiit S :reu btweD Main and Water,
' SVILLi:, NEBRA'iKA.
J, A . II II W K S .
ATi'OJRKSY AT LAW
Solicitor in Chancery.
iJXD AKD COLLECING A50TS.
' March i,lT. ...
4i. 3i. ui:Ain:iiX'r;,
m 'VFJ AHD FAJiCY DRY CCCDS
Main Street betwj Firs d SecoDd.
CABINET - MAKER
Corner 2nd add Main Streets,
Ii prepared to el) -i-.i: tf w.-rk i .
tort notice and rcas. let: r;:.?.
... . . ! ;
.ice cn i
J. B. JOT-TN'SOr,
. oFncr WITH L.HOADLY,
Corner Main and First Streets,
:. F. S1F.WART.MD. A.B. UOLLAUW,
PHYSICIAUS AKD SUKEG11S.
-outh East comer of Main aud First Street
i BRO fl'.WILLC, XEIIRASXLA.
T'tici IIorRS 7 to 9 a. M.and 1 to 2 end 6)i to
7 p. a.
Brownrille, Nebrke, May 5th, 185 No 34, ly.
C. IL WALKER.
' Successor to W. M. C. Perkixs )
Oxk toor vrrj?r of the bkowktille bouse,
; rru .vnvju.e. n t.
-i ;. i' his Card or Album
; .! u.l Ivry-lik? Ainbro-
.. !.;'; Admitted to be" equal
f n: y u r touiitry.
.'' i'.J :'. snti "i to the bui-
"iiii !. nmp t
rjt a th'ire o putilic fatron-
ilks. lite iU.ccnctt,
iillmy & Fancy Goods
&iaStr?t ens door v.c?t cf the Post Cfflco
BRO X VI LI.i:, X ERR A SR. A.
Aloperior fUtck of Sriii uud Cuminfr Goods
lrc8ioJ. Lvcrjrthing in the Millinery line
;Uo!it:6.ut!v on batd. Drets-MhliiD,';, r.nnot
"cLic u,nd Trimming don to orior.
BACK TO THE OLD STAND !
r E S7V US L. 3T 2 2
'"!4 respectfull inform bi old customers that he
1 oj.nd bit Jewelrj Shop in bia old stand on
' "tret, voutb kide. two doon east of tbe Brown
' Eous ue k,.ppH OQ fcan(i , npieudid aksortment
"''y.l.int in bi. line cf basinets, which be will
- w Uic lowest tetci ferCh.
f Clks; VTatchesaud Jewelry done on tbe ahort
K'ace. WORK WARRANTED.
My lUfc, I84. n37.vS.Iy
J. F. MORRTS
Sn'Vftaf.r t: Tt. Prf.w Ac C. t
'"W respecUL.;- V the Citizens c.f
Tiile aud vioi. , u.: U T"rrbe i tlifl
I ttBrepiTiirfer.eTii!y, xtut he Ve?,ca
"fy tbdng usual y kd j-t in
Fust 'CLss Drvg Store,
IX?" ft to 'in iefMild rT rat-h.
HlTHfEY BLOCK, MAIN STBEET
""''- -in. i
l'"SnTcHIH TIKE EAVES JTI3TE:''
i poft jet, ready to perform all work,parr
aw and sln painting, glaring, and paper bang
- l hrt notioe, and tbe most arprovad
Terms ca?h. Give hiia a call.
r M'D lrcet e of Atkinson's Cloth
K ! prepared to do ll
Ul to . asliiiiG
r . . A t i)
X c l o n. I N Ci
M rf Tt tyle for h.
ntle. An-il 7, ly.
E. S. BURNS, M. D.,
PHYSICIAN & SURGENI
SJomalia, City, XT. X
OFFICE AT niS liESIDEXCE.
Aug. 8tb,,lS65 n47-v9-lj
EDWARD W. THOMAS,
ATTORFiEY, AT LAW ,
SOLICITOR IN CHANCERY,
Office ctrner of Main rJ Virst Strati.
BIIOWNVILLE. NEBRASKA. '
C. O. lOR!sr. - 8. H.KICH.
litontfijs at Cam,
E. eornor Main and Fimt Street,
UUOWNVI f .I.E, NEBRASKA.
rive rroipt t nttcttioa to nil basines en-
I'.i' in in iV'e vari"-i Courts f Nebraska
t 'ti'i Mir u-j : ti , to tbo Collection of
HaJi. ''"DV. Hjck i'vy, a.aJ Pensions ; and to
i-.i) I'a'ment of Taxes. fl-40-yIy
3EOFOJrlD & CO.,
MY 0031 h Wim
COOTS AND SHOES, Da TS AND CAPS
QueensTrare, Cctler7 cc
C. W. WHEELEI?,
Llavjp cj ercd vp pt.riu:iQcnt)y ou
Ono daorabjvo the Baltimore C-lotbmg Store, is
prej.ar.J ta do all kinds of work in b line in tlie
rt-ry ) inland style. Particular auentfonegiTen to
Contracts. v-n n; P'd
Meeting of School Examiners.
Notice is hereby given that tbe Board of Kek.r j ,
Examiners of Nemaha County, Nebraska, will bold j
meetings for the hxannnation of Teachers for
said County, at the oQce cf E. W. Thomas,
in Urownville, on the 1st Saturday in every month,
between the boura of one and Z P. M, Applicants
for certificates are required to be present at one
o'clock, precisely, or they will not be examined.
No person need apply at any other time. .
By order of the Bonrd,
E.W. THOMAS, Clerk.
April 1st, -yly
JACOB MAROIIN, .
BRO WW V I LTE, NEBRASKA
Calls tUe attention of nentlemen desirins ue. ne
ervicnll aiid !tUiPHhie x
NEW STQCY'OF GOODS.
BROAD CLOT.Iv .'a. ; L'EUS, VKSTIXG3 $c..l
OF THE VERY LATEST STYLES
WLich he will sell or makeup, to order, at nnyieci
dented low prices. UarinK on band one of
SINGER'S SEWING MACHINES,
be ia able to do Custom work at rates that defy ccuipe
I warrant my work,
.Hand as well as Maclilnc TFork.
Those wishing any thing In bis line will do well to
call ami examine bis stock before investing, as be
pledges aiatself to hold eut peculiarly favorable In
ducement January 1st p'd to Oct. 16ih 1855.
Wholesale and Retail
ITan Jn?t Received the largest and best stock 01
Liquors and Cigars ever offered in thi market, and
will sell them as low as any House in the Territory.
Main Street, Brou-.ivilla
CAEAP CAIi STOLE.
r:d bttictcn First axd Second.
BEOW1WILLE, N. T.
WE hare in tore a large and well bilccled atock of
Boots and Shoes,
Fiacst- Qsality cf Winter Stcck,
Vrnicn HK OFFEES FOR SALK
CHEAP FOR CASH
Groceries of Every Kind,
Allspice, - . Pepper, t
Allrf -binj t) r rpfi at the lowert prices, eter
ruined not to he onderooid.
PrwpTj!le, Kefr ,
PoU, kettles and f aca,
l'anf kettles and pots ;
I am aick of their sight, and would give them all
For a bunch of "forget-me ecu"
But my childred are moral, &ui cannot live
On the scant of a Loeegay fahr ; '
... Tbey would much prefer a warm pork pie,
: To UosiereU rich and rare.
Tab; soap and eadi,
SudJ, soap and tu'ot
Jly arms itc rd,and mj Cngert spread,
With tiiB long c-ntinusd rub.
You may talk of the rippling brooks,
You may mve of gtreamleta fair;
It would take the wators of both I ween,
To make these clothes look clear.
Wood, chipa and coal,
Coal, chips and wood ;
I've arranged them all as well as I can,
Bot my fire will not burn good.
.You may sing of the sturdy oak,
You may praise the lofty pine,
I would rather Lave aomo splinters now
To kindle this fire cf mine.
It is hard indeed to reiga
In bitcboa and parlor too,
And to meet your friends with a cordial smile,
When you smell that bnrnimg stew.
To fold your hands and be calm ,
And insiat on a longer stay,
VTh iayo'i kuowyour bread is being ajorched,
Aid tiie eoujj all boiling away.
l. j I w'jh I had never triod
A lady' position to take,
IK'ld then keep on iny calico gown.
ZjI wash, and scrub, and lkc.
Ohjpilyu"16 e who dwell
Ia ealib.'9 w'1 one smii'" roc a ; . .
Oh. f ity me ye
whe never k
Wijatit ia t9.haaJIoa
TUE SHERIFF'S STORY,
In the apturnn of '42, on ray way
home from. the West, I found mysel.'
obliged to put upior the night at the ipn
of a small seltlemeot on the Wabash.
The day had been dark asd lowry, and
the evening set in with a driyins 6torm.
Afir supper, a goodly company assem
bled in the bar-room, and siory-teling
became the order of the occasion. Aruog
our number va3 a gray-hared man, whOi?e
name, I learned, was Warren Alton. He
was p ast three score, but his gestures
and vigor betokened all the vigor of mid
Al number of stories had been told, and
finally all eyes were directed towards
Alton. Some had called his name and
hinted that his time had coma. .
"Gentlemen," he said, "If you choose
to listen, I can give you a short story
touching a certain criminal that 1 once
had the pleasure of arresting."
Of couoe we all would listen.
"Tw; my years ago, or thereabouts."
Comnit-iiccd Mr. Alton, "I was Sheriff
of JtlTerton county.; Close by a sharp
bend of the Bottom Branch Creek was
located quite a settlement, called Jack
son ; and nine miles distant in a southly
direction was the town of Huntsville.
The creek, after bending around Jack
son settlement, took a sweep to the West
and then turned back, crosstd the track
about midway between these two places.
Seven miles were through a low, dismal
swamp, where the road for a long dis
tance, was a corduroy of oak logs. On
this dark'and sunken road, travelers had
been murdered and rAbbed. Two years
before I come in office, as many as six
niPTi had b?en found by the wayside in
thai s-.YP.n;p. After I became Sheriff, the
trr -v is renewed, and I went down
tu Hi.r.taviile to look into the matter.
i fuund one of my deputies there a
fair, honorable man, named WaUon.
He tcld me every exertion had been
made. to apprehend the perpetrators of
the murder, but without effect. .Ia fact
the officers had not yet been, able to fix
I reached. Huntsville in the evening,
and on jLhe -following morning 1 rode
down with Watsjn upon the corduroy
road. ,TL 3 place .was truly dismal and
dark enough. The track had been cut
through a thick, tangled, matted growth
cypress, cotton wood 'and running vines j
aod in many places the logs had sunk so
far that the mud and water flowed over
(heui. And this piece cf swamp by the
road, was seven miles in extent. About
half through we came to a bridge that
crossed the creek not a bridge that such
as we usually see, but a sunken mass of
timber pinned down by piles and tics, so
fliaf t'r trtar-'roii!rI foffipd. It Was
near this spot, I was told.that most of the
murders had taken place, .
On the following morning word was
brought that another man had been found
dead and robbed in the swamp. Watson
and I posted off with many others, and
found it to be as had been related. The
dead man lay upon the road side, about
two rods from the bridge, with his skull
broken and his pocl. .t-vmpty.
A score cf people Jackson wer
already there, and I soon learned that
the murdered man had stopped at the
latter place on the evening before. I
whispered to WatsoD that I must not be
known, and bade him nr. recognize me
any more in public.
After this I mingled with the people
of Jackson, and gathered what informat
ion I could, and at length the following
facts appeared : The murdered man
was not known in section. He had ar
rived at Jackson on the evening before,
on horseback, and put up at 6at place.
He had started on his way very early in
the morrJcg, and was next bay found
dead by a boy who had come down to
the creek to look to tforae trap which
he had set the previous day.
The man who had kept the inn at
Jackson was present and had been help
ing to indentify the dead body. His
name was Laman Stoker, and the mo
ment I rested my eyes upon him, disliked
him. He was a short, souare built man.
with tremendous breadth of shoulders, a
small bullet-shaped head, with promiaent
cheek bones, and small, thin ears, buton
cd back Hat upon his skull. ' I was close
by him, engaged in studying his physi
ognomy, when an old gentleman, who
hzd come down cn horseback, approach
ed and spoke o him 1
''I say Stoker, what time did this man
leave your inn thi3 morning V the gen
"As soon as it was. daylight," replied
4I told him he had better wait for
j company, but he was in a hurry."
'I wonder if he had much money about
hir.tr j: ; - -
At. this query, Stoker betrayed me a
suspicions sign, for I was watching him
very closed- He tried to look surprised
that such a question should be put to
. "How Io you. suppose I know?" was
ihe reply. "Fie may ave i had a thou
SiiLd dollars, and he xnayn,t have had a.
dol'Js'Tt I cant tell."
"Ka white's his horse I" asked the
"His iaArse was found in n.y yard by
my hostler, jul after breakfast."
"Was thexe any blood on him V
"I guess ast."
At this point Soker turned away, and
I went to looic at tie dead inan.
The corpse had bb n brought up from
the wayside upon the corduroy, it struck
me that very little blood' had been there.
You may call it rhaoce' or you may
admit that my perception was keener
than that of most men, but, af all eents,
my mind begun to lake a tuD n
rection not yet explored by the officers
who had preceded me in the ev?rc
first I suspected that the man, 0 r.en,
who had committed the crime, resided
in Jackion or Huntsville, .1 had drav.vQ
enough out ot two old hunters to qon
vidce me cf that. Next I suspected that
Laman Stoker had some hand in the
bloody business. He looked fit for the
work; abd within the past few minutes
had exhibited signs of guilt, which to me
were apparent enough.
Loose straws indicate the way of the
wind, and the man who seeks to ferret
out great things, must not pa?s over little
things. Why was there no blood spilled
where the dead man was found ? Surely,
not because the gates had not been open
ed, for his skull had been broker to' a
purr.ice, and il was evident enough, to
one well versed , in such matters that
nearly all the blood in his b ody had tart
ouL But where was it? From such a
man as that, killed by sofufious a wound,
with all the arteries and tains broken,
there could not have flowed much less
than two gallons of blojd. But where
was it? There iiad not been a pint spil
led where the body had lain. I looked to
see if I could tee blood, anywhere else ;
and by and by I had found a clot nearer
to the creek. I continued to1 move on,
and at the very edge of the stream I
found more not much :only i few
drops but I knew that it was Hood.
And I found ihe prints of feet there
deeply sunken in the mud
At this point the idea which had be-
: fore becu dimly floating in my mind as a
possibility, became very near a reality.
These prints were at some little distance
from the sunken bridge, and the man
who had made them had crossed a point
of turf in reaching the road. I selected
a place where the mud was quite hard,
and here ftepped along by the side of the
other track. I was a heavy man, and yet
the prints were not half so deep as those
other prints. What did this signify? It
- . .
signinea very plainly o me tnattne roan
who had made those deeper tracks
had borne a very heavy load upon his
shoulders. And thus I arrived at the
conclusion which explained why the
search and investigation of the officers
for two ears had proved futile. They
had searched to the wrong place. They
had taken it for granted that the murders
had been committed upon the dark road
in the swamp. I was now convinc ed that
the dead body I had just left had been
borne to its present place of rest from
the shore of the creek. And what was
here beyond that? How come it upon
the shore of the creek ? We shall see.
I left the proper efficer to take charge
of the corpse and having told Mr. Wat
son to meet me in Jackson on the follow
ing morning , I started for the latter place
and put up my horse at the stable of the
inn the inn kept by Laman Stoker.' I
found the hostler ; and shuddered when I
looked at him not because he was a
ugly-looking man : but because he looked
to me exactly fit to help his master do
bloody work. He wsa a thin, pale, cold
blooded fellow, with a low receding brow,
sharp, cold, a small triangular nose, and
a thich upper lip. If he had been a
large man those characteristic features
would have been more prominent, and
people rnigt have feared him ; but as il
was, he had passed far a weakly, ua
healthy man, and nobody had thought of
his doing harm. The landlord had not
yet returned, and while the hostler his
nume was John Boone, .was removing
my saddle Jfbm my beast, I spoke of the
murder in the swamp! The fellow had
heard all about it, but had not been down
to see the body. His master bad gone,
and he had remained behind. He spoke
freely and unconcernedly in fact, too
much so. It would have been natural in
him to have exhibited some little feeling;
but the. fact that he did not do so, led me
to conclude that he had schooled himself
to act his part.
After I had seen my horse taken care
of, I walked out behind the inn, upon the
brow of a point of table land, and a short
distance below I saw the bend of the
creek. Toward the creek, T made my
way ahd when within a few rods of the
water. I stopped. I saw something on
the grass a dark, red clot, hanging up
on a stout blade, and bending it down.
I stooped, took it in my fingers, and
found it to be blood !
I pushed on to the shore of the stream
but there were no fresh foot-prints
there. I went back a little way, and
found that the trail turned to the left,
and led to a point of the swamp which
made up behind the bluff upon which the
village slbdd. I made my way into the
thicket of viries and cottonwood, and
presently I found a boat drawn up upon
the shore of the creek. It was of a kind
called a "dug-out," and was wet outside
and in.asHhough it had been lately wash
PtJihapJs you can imagine that I was
kejntjing to be excited in my search. :
The ,boat had been washed down and
rinsed ; b'U the fatal mark had not been
obliterated- The water that gathered
. a a a'
in the bottomr standing m little pools,
had a crimsor; t5nge, end there were one
or two dark spots which had not been
So far as my owl1 mind tvas concerned,
I had nor doubt. Sint? I first entertain
ed an opinion of the criminality 6f Stoker,
every thing hai turned ot jusf zs I hid
looked for it ; and, when 1 hzd Uti the
boat, had come to the conclusion' to make
m mxt movement in my official capac
ity. When I had reached the inn, Stoker
had returned, and dinoer was almost
ready. Tbe host eyed rae sharply, but
I "kept my countenance. It did we good
to have" him eye me in that fashion, for
I knew that he feared, rao. Did I cct
know very well ? In short every : event
from that time forth, gave weight to the ,
testimony I had already collected. j
After dinner Stcker asked how long I
intended to stop with him. I had intend
ed to stop over night, arsd meef Watscn
in the morning ; but my plan wis chang
ed. The wretch showed me more plain
ly than before that he nmtrusted me,
and I feared that something might turn,
up to injure my cause if I delayed Coo
long. So I told him I was noTgcing to
stop at all I had a long road to travel,
and I was ia a hurry. Whether he was
pleased with this or not, I could net deter
raine. 1 paid for dinner for myself acd
horse, and got away as quickly as pos
sible, and rode post haste to Huntsville.
Wataon opened his eyes with astonish
ment when I told him what I had dis
covered; but he did nnt'oppoit? ir.y be
lief. The whole, as I opened it to hira
in regular sequence, struck directly' to h:3
understanding; and he only wondered
that he had not thought cf something cf
that kind before. He was ready to act
with me, and our plans were soon hid.
He went out and engaged three stout
men to accompany us, two of whom were
constables, and after tea the whole par
ty set forth on our way to Jackson.
We reached the inn a little after dark.
Watson and one of the constables went
to the stable and secured John Boone,
while I went into the hocse and arrested
Lercan Stoker. The latter, as I intimat
ed, was a powerful fellow, and came
very near giving us trouble ; but a tlow
from the butt of one ot my heavy pistols
rednced hi3 strength somewhat, and af
ter that he was easily secured.
Then we commenced to search - the
house. We hunted high and low, ur.d
we had plenty .of interested people to
help us. Partition walta were torn down,
and Moors ripped up. We found the
property of the murdered man in a secret
locker ; and in a tank of v.w.er, away in
one corner of the cellar, ue found a lot
cf bloody bedclothes. We had evidence
enough ; and the prisoners were carried
to the county jail that very night.
On ths next day John Boone was dyi
ing. He had been sick with consump-
lion for a long time, and during his strug
gle with Watson on the night before, his
strength had completely failed him.
When he knet he could not live, he
declared that he would, make a clean
breast of it. I am inclined to think, how
ever, that he hoped his confession might
benefit him in case he should by any pos
sible means recover. "
.This confession was just what I had
expected He and Laman Stoker' had
committed the murders Had done the
killing in the house, and then conveyed
the bodies, by way of the. creek, to the
road in ihe swamp, and where the mur
dered men had horses they hid been ta
ken out of the stable by a back'way, sad
dled, and turned loose in the roadr The
whole plan had been adroitly contrived,
and, for too long had been successfully
John Bjone died within' three' hours
after his confession haa bcecmade ; but
Laman Stoker lived until his breath was
stopped by the rope of the hangman.
A correspondent at Nashville writes
that on one of the prettiest and pleasant
est mornings of May, near the close of
that delightful month of balmy airs and
fragrant flowers, the train for Louisville
was freighted with an unusual number
of elegant women, and gay, 'nicely dres
sed men. As usual, among the latter
waa a large proportion of Uncle Sam's
pet3 with shoulder-straps .There wa3
no longer any 8pprehensior'c guerril
las or any other marauder' cn'the road,
jrnd after getting fairly" unler way, the
passeDgers, catching the spirit cf the
lovely morn, addressed themselves to the
task of making time pass off pleasantly.
It wa3 not long ere all' who were so dis
posed were enjoying themselves in'some
way. On one of the seats in the ladies'
car was a married lady with a. little
daughter ; opposite, facing thciu : wa3
another child, a son, and a colored "lady"
we behere t
are all "ladies" now'
The mother of these
with the baby
children' was a beautiful matron' with
?parkliug 6ye3, in xul-erant health and
vivacious sp'rits. Behind her sat a young
lieutenant, dr'tlsscd to kill, and seeking a
victim. He scraped up an acquaintance
with the mother by attention to the child
rerf. It was cot Ichg before he' was es
saying to make himself very agreeable
to her, 2nd by the time' tnd sua begW to"
decline, one Wd'ald have' .thought ' they
were old familiar friends.' The' Lieuten
arnt felt that he' had5 made an impression
hfs elation nranifested it. The lady,
dream ing of no trrcng', sthpectiug co evil,
was ftppafently pleased with' her casual
acquaintance By'-and-by the train ap
proached the tuiinelat Muldrough' Hill.
The gay and festive" Lieutenant leaned
over and whispered something in the la
dy's ear. It was noticed that she appear
ed thunder-struck, and her eyes immedi
ately after flamed with indignation.
j A moment more, and a smile lighted up
her features. Whit a change! Thatsild'
it was not cf pleasure, but was siai&ter.
It was uneprceivei by t! Lie-iecant.
She made hira a reply which rejoiced1
him apparently verymuoh. Fcr'tha ua
derstanding properly cf this nirratirj,
this "oer true tale," we must tell tha
reader what we whispered and what re
plied. Whispered th Lientenant :
"I nuan to kiij yen
'Sir !' sail'ihe la-y;'
Jl Wlik i,C Uulik y liu . ... ii .
" Into 'tha' earth'-s boweh into tb-3 tun
nel ran the cars. Lady and' cchrsd1
nurse quickly "changed 'seats' Gay Lisa
tenant threw hi arms around : the la-y'a-waist-
raised'her from h'i!f seat, and fist
and furiously imprinted kisses on her l:p.
In a few moments' the" t:raia reared ths
end of the tunnel and' glided cut iata'
broad daylight.' : ' White looked 'amazed :;
colored lady bashful, blushing; gay liau"
tenant befogged.' :
"Jane," said; the whi:a lady, "what
have you been doing!' '
"Nothing," responded :tha colored la-'
"Yes, you have !" said the white la Jy,
not in an cndeMone, but in a voice that
attracted the" attention of all ia the car.
"See hoV y'our collar to rumpled, and1
your bonnet 'smashed !"
Jane, poor colored beauty, hung Lar"
head a moment,' the "observed of all ob
servers." and then turning around totha
Lieutenant, replied "This f.ian ,ujjg:J
and hissed vie in, the tunnel " LciJ and
long was the laugh thatTulIowed among-'
the passengers. The white lady crj.iyed
the joke amazingly. Lieutenant lock-ad
like a siiCep stealing doj left me tar
and was seen to'6 more during the trip.'
Saist's Rest (which is in the stall uv '.'
. Noo Gersy.yAugust 0, ISG5.
I'wuz born a WThig. Myoparesis wuz '
a'rnember'uv that parfy, leastways my
mother wuz,' and she alius' dld'lha votia,
allowin trif father, uv ccufsivto go thro
ihe manual labor'ur castin thi ballot, ia'
deferPnre in Ji th 'VonAirw
wich does not permit' females 'or niggers
to 'vole, no 'matter henr mach"' intellect'
they may hev ih2 en.'' '
In all probability I shood hev cast my
lot'wiih'that party tied not a'insident oc-'
curried; in' ciy boyhood 'days, wich 'satisfi
ed me that the Dimocrisy tvuz my ap
p'reprit and' nataral abiding place. "It '
wuV in this w be : "
In-Vpfayful moxl, wua nile, I bustld1
opSn a grcsery, and appropriatid, ez a'
jestV what loose change there wuz in iha'
drawew, (alarslia these degenerh days
uv paper currency, the enterprisia thecf
hez to steel at' 40 per sent, discount,)'
and sich other notions ez struck my boy
ish fancy. I indoost u n:gger"boy, sum
what younger than my:.jly; to aid me-'
and when we hed bagger the game, I,'
feelin in my pride, ez wua hevia the
proud Anglo-Sacksun blood a'couisia1
toomulchusly tbroi'his var.es j what' Checf
Ju3tis Taney hez since made law, to-wit;'
that the nigger' hez' no" rites' which tha'
while" maa 'is bound to respeck, whaled1
him till he resended the entire prcsjeds.'
uv the spekulashea tome- The degraded'
wretch, . devoid' u? every principle ur "
honor, blowed oa'me and we wuz both1
arrestidl. ' ' ' - -
The JustiVur the Pease wux" a' Whig!'
and after1 shprried' cggsafniriishea, ha'
sentenst ur; I one uv hiir'own'btcod ! uv
his' own' pareniise !; icbrizori'ment for
th ibtt da vs ! oa bre'aS ahd1 waleV, and'
the nigger' to ' only ten on tlisT ground'
that I' wuthe cheef offender!' t ..
My' mother begged ar.d.' pfayd; with'
leers a stremin dowi her venrable cheeks
faster then she could wipe cnTup'with'
her gingum apern, thai'earrahgement
might be revered tho . nigger ihe 20'
and' I the 10,' but no?; Cold'ez a'ctun,'
inflexible ez 'iron), lludlis ez a turnip, I
wuz inkarseralid and'stayed my lime.
Sullenly I ebrgd'fronY 'them walls,
cn'lha evening uv the GOlii day, a chang
e;d indvijoel.- Liftia my hand 2 hevea,
I vowed 3 vows, td-wit:' ' ' " - '
I. That I wood devote my Ufa to the
work uv ' re'doosia the AYricaa'to his no
2: That I would adopt kf pe'rfesha in2
which I coed steel wlthoutEeia fciuld up
3. That the water I hed cohsocned'
vrhil'e ia'dooraace vile, waz'th'e last that
wood ever find its way, u&dilocted, iatV
my stumick. '. ' t "' ; : '
'ilentz, I jined the Dimocrisy,
whoever eggsamine my iecord, will'fi- i1
that I iiiV kip my oaths!
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