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Announcing candidates for oice CO
Alltransicat advertisement taustbo l-a
Yearly advertisement quarter! Ia Sia.van:a.
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tho bcststylo oa short notice aaJ re.uonali term)
rcBUSUED vwr.Tnctsoiv by
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! GEO. V. HILL & CO.,
! liverUser Block, Main S't Between 1st 2d,
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bscril'tin, inuat lr.vanr.h.v, bo r.aid inAdvauce
v- Book Wort, anl Plain avl Faacy Job Work,
it tht oei style, andou bi.jrt notice.
LIBERTY AND UNION, ONE AND INSEPARABLE NOW AND FOREVER."
BROWNVILLE, NEBRASKA, THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 28, 1865.
II. C. TIIURMAN,
tiljnsirian 2 Surgeon
FroatS-.reet, between Main and Water,
j. a. iiewes:
ATTORNEY AT LAW
Solicitor in Chancery.
LAXD AND COLLECING AGEKTS.
March th, lj-
C. 31 IICXDERSOX,
GENERAL DEALER IS
STAFLE AND FANCY DRY GOODS
BOOTS & SHOES
Main Street between First and Second,
Erownvillo, "J"o""fc. "-y
CABINET - MAKER
Corner 2nd and Main Streets,
BEO W NVTLXjE, N. T.
Is rrq arcd to io all kind. of work in his line on
tort cotico and reasonable terms. l-tJui
j. n. Johnson,
OFFICE WITH L. IIOADLY,
Corner Main and First Streets,
BKOWXTf LXE, XFUR ASH A.
C. F. 8TEWAKT, hi D. A. S. nOLLADAY, MO.
SocA Eet corner of First Stroti
Omci ILcm-7 to 9 A. and 1 to 2 and 64 to
Brwnrille, Kervka, Waj" 5th, 1864 No 34, ly.
! C. II. WALfiSK
I 3i)oto0vapl)ic CVvttst
j (Successor to W. M. C. PeeKSs)
i OyE DOOR TEST CF THE ER0VKVI1XK HOUsK,
j BROWXVILLE, N T.
W. i&vitei attention U his Card or Album
j rbokfTxphs.alio hi? beautifal Ivory-like Ainbro-
j types' ,hi-b are oriverpfclly admitted to be equal
j toitr.v i r xlueed in this, or any other country.
! !!.':i civo hia undivided attention to the busi-
I toss, and hopes to merit a share of public patron-
I ago. Satibfaction guaranteed. 9-43
HiHinery & Fancy Goods
' Main 8treet one dooT west of the Post Office
imoWKVILLE, XCBRASIU. ,
' . & superior stock of Spring and Summer trooo..
jort receded. Kvorytbjng in the Jlillinery line
kftcobntantiy on hand. Drew-ilakjog, Bonnet
i'ettiinjr and Trimming dona to order
i rcn, 160.
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BACK TO THE OLD STAND !
Woii rrMectfull Infoim bta old custor. that he
t i a&:nuiiielhiR Jewelrj Shojvfn hie c;J lUud cn
, nU'1 tavLib felJe. two doors east of the Brown
Hou. He keep on bnd a splendid atrimer-t
' evervtLint in his line of business, wtlcn he will
oa Uie Zowest term for Cash.
W Cloitiij Wichesaui Jewelry dune on the abort
"filvutice. WORK WARRANTED.
Hrom!ie, Keb.. May ,9lh lsu nM-vSUIy
J. F.. MORRIS
Soccetir to K. Brown Co.J
wnoij retecuuliy announce to tbe CiMieon of
roTJv.:ie ; d Tieinty, that bo .f pnrcha"e4 the
wrse ana Well Selected siycK
MEDICINES. PAINTS, &G '
OK a. BROWN it Co.
- mc ptoiu .hi era. iy, iuai uc win kcp vu
every thJnstisually aeept in
Fust Clczs Drug Store,
tp'V,?""rmi'c', , 0 undersold for cafh.
ttLSCRiiTUiSS AND C5.C1 liiCAREFULLT F1LLFD
" niTKEV KLOCX, MAIN GTHEET
CU0WXV1LLE, N ESIIA SKA.
A "STIT-1! IN Zi:iZ AV3:s SIHTS"
u . . EOl IS WALDTER,
"at bis y; tctkdy to perform all work. par
. ngUhwbutinert. :
' in? I 'nd PintinSiglting,and paper banj
M.' S.1 short notice, and the most arproTed
Terms cash. Oive bim a call.
u uP 00 iia.in Street, cast of Atkinson's Cloth
ne U prepared to do til
w lx i t o W , la 1 xt d
. AND "
A L" COLOKING
Bi!vi:ie, April 7, ly.
B. & BURNS, M. D.,
PHYSICIA & StFGIFI
Xi7oz33.Ala.ci.. City, IDJ,
OFFICE AT UI3 RESIDENCE.
Ang. Rth,.1865 n47-t9-ly
EDWARD W. THOMAS,
ATTORNEY AT LAV,
SOLICITOR IN CHANCERY,
Office corner of Main and Flrt StreU.
C. C. DORSET. 8. X. RICH.
DORSET & RICH,
Oflet S. E. cornor JIain and First Streets,
Will pive prompt attention to all business en
trusted to them in the various Courts of Nebraska
aud North Missouri ; also, to tho Collection of
Bounty Money, Back Tay, and Pensions ; and to
the Payment of Taxes. 9-40-yty
BEDFORD & CO.,
iiSi mil k smcii
BOOTS AND SHOES, IIATS AND CAPS
Quecnswarc, Cutlery, etc.
C. W. WHEELER,
C-A.KPEISr TE R .
Having opened up permanently on
One door above the Ealtiinore Cluthins Store, is
prepared to do all kinds of work in his line in tho
very best and style. Particular aitentiono given to
v-n in p'd
Mctlugr or School Examiners.
Notice is hereby given that the Uoard of Schoo
Examiner of Neniaha County, Nebraska, will hold
meetings for the Examination of Teachers for1
aid Courty, at the office of E. W. Thomas,
in Brownviile, on the 1st Saturday in every month,
bctvreen the hours of one and 3 P. M, Applicant?
for c rtifltatP8 are required to be present at one
o'clock, precisely, cr they, will not be examined.
No person need apply at any other time.
Ey order of the Board, . .
E. W. THOMAS, Clerk.
April 1st, -yly
Calls the attention of Gentlemen desiring new, nea
ervlcalle an 1 fashionable
EW STOCK OF GOODS.
broad o'Lcrrns, cassimers, testings.. &c. fc-
OF VERY LATEST STYLE
Which he will J or make up, to order, at unyre c-
dented low prices. Having on nata one or
SINGER'S SElvTNG MACHINES,
he Is able to do Custom wort t rates that defj coupe
I warranty work,
Hand as well a Machine Work.
Those :tinir any thins in bk line will do well to
call p ' ioirn bla stock befot investing, as he
pledges, nimsilf to hold out peculiarly favorable lu
January 1st 1865 p'd to Oct. 15th. 18u3.
Has Just Received the largest and beet atock ol
Liquors and Cigars ever ofiered In this market, and
will sell Uiem as low as any House in the Territory.
Main Street, Brotvnrille
CAEAP CASn STOKE.
JIain Street between First a:id Second.
BROWNVILLE, N. T.
V'E haveln store alarg anl well Felected stock of
Boots and Shoes,
Finest Quality of Winter Stock,
wnicn EE OFFERS FOR SALE
CHEAP FOR CASH
Groceries of Every Kind,
All d which he offers at the lowest prices, deter
mined Lot to be uudeikolJ. ,
Brewatil'.e, Neb., lx-39.6tu.7,60
One day a party of three of us stray
salt' waters took passage on board the
United Kingdom, at that time the big
ge.t, best, and eTery way finest fitted-out
steamer ever sent afloat on the Canadian
2d of Lake Ontario.
In o quarter of an hour after the Unit
ed began paddling out of the harbor of
Kingston we made the discovery that her
commander was Captain Joseph Whit
ney, a some time salt water shipmate of
ours, only two years earlier a Jack-be-fore-the-mast
with us in a Mediterrane
an voyage, and one of the jclli est, hand
somest chaps that ever hauled out a weather-earing.
Joe was a Jerseyman, of an oyster and
clam fishing family down about Barnegal,
all as poor as lapiand rats, and we fell to
wondering directly after finding him
there in command of the great lake lev
iathan, how he got that sudden elimb up
in the world ; and about the first ques
tion that was put to bim after he had got
us snug into his state-room and introduc
ed us to his wife, a real clipper. Hack
neyed beauty, fair as a rose, and one hun
dred and seventy pounds weight if she
was an ounceyes, it was natural enough
that the first question we should ask the
Joe, what in the name cf Neptune put
you into such a berth Us this?1
'Why, Emily here, and a whirligig
the latter mostly,' Captain Joe replied
promptly, chucking his pretty wife under
tho chin and winking .wickedly, I'll tell
you how it was, gentlemen
'Now, Joe. my dear, you know' Mrs.
Whitney Hushed like a whole parterre
of roses, and held up her finger threaten
Yes, my dear Emily, I know and so I
do you But our shipmates here do not;
and so I am going to spin 'em the yarn
of how I engineered a whirligig and got
a wife worth having. The thing isn't
patented, you know, an just as likely as
not some one of 'em may catch a wife in
the same way if they cruise round in the
woods out West through the winter.'
Madam Emily protested, but Captain
Joe promised to steer by the truth, keep
on the weather-side of modesty and
make a short splice of the affair altogeth
er, so finally Eve consented with several
extra blushes, and the Captain set his
You ree shipmates, Emily's father
owns the controlling stock in the Un'ted
Kingdom, and travels up and down the
lake a good deal on board of her. When
I first came on the lake I happened to get
a wheelman's berth in the Frontenac
that was the General's boat, too and as
he used-to go up and down with us about
every other trip, almost always had Emi
ly along with him. . Now, Mis3 Emily
McClure wasn't a mite proud, and she
used often to come into the pilot-house
and listen to my salt yarns and chat so
ciably with me, and before the end of the
season we'd fallen five fathoms in love
with each other. But then, you see.
Geueral McCluer was the richest man in
the Gore District, Emily was his only
child, and so far to windward of me in
every respect, that there was no hope of
my ever working up to her latitude, car-.-7
sail as I would. Thunder ! General
Mc(7i.,ire would as soon thought of givir.g
his daUgiTi?r tt passage uw xnagaia
v.. vr .
Falls in stonO and iron paddle as
to have giveu be & a com Jack tar
for a wife.
However, the General t(C fancy
to me, and when the steamer' laid u'p D
Toronto for the winter, proposed to me
that I should stay by her under wage
all the time, and go in her arain as
wheelsman in the' spring; and further
mere the General invited me to run out
to bis place about six miles from town
and make him a visit as often as I pleas
ed during the winter.
I accepted both propositions, and by
the time the old Frontenac had been a
month in winter quarters I had made
three cruises out to Avondale, the Gen
eral's fine country estate, and began to
be almost as much at horn 3 there as I
was on board the steamer.
My fourth cruise, I think it was, was
made on Sunday morning, and on my
way out I met the General and his wife
in a sleighj driving in towards town. He
hove to for a minute ot so and hailed me:
Bound for Avondale Joe V
Aye, aye, sir.'
'Very well away you go. Mrs. Mc
Clure and I are going in to church,- and
we shall spend toe evening in town ; but
you will find Emily at home, and her
cousin., Jessie Sutherland, is with her.
So, between the pair of them you will
not miss us-much. Go ahead, my lad,
aud entertain the lasses.'
Well, I went ahead, and a little while
after my arrival at Avondale, Emily and
her cousen Jessie, a most magnificent
eighteen year old romp, proposed an en
tertainment that I had never heard cf be
fore. I was to build a whirligig, and
give them a jolly ride oa it, and I did.
Out about a quarter of a mile from the
mansion was a pond of water, frozen
over solid, the ice smooth as glass, with
a few stumps sticking" up through it there,
and all around the edges a perfect tangle
of brambles, briars and dry snags, twist
ed and tied a.Bf frozen into the ice in all
sorts of shapes.
Under the superintendence of the girls,
I cut a hole through the ice in about, the
middle of the pond, in a spot tolerably
clear from stamps, thrust down into the
mud a strong stake, so that the upper
end was about four feet above the ice.
Then I brought a long pole of dry, light
wood that had done service before in tnat
capacity, and having a three-inch hole
bored through it some seven or eight feet
from the butt end. Inserting the top of
the stake, rounded for '.he purpose, into
tjie hole, there was a horizontal sweep
with the long arm some thirty feet, acd
the short end some seven or eight.
While 1 was aehieving this part of the
machine, the girls had brought out on
the ice a hand-sled, bed-cord and two
bushels of so of ashes. The fitfer ma
terial was strown on the ice in a circle
corresponding to the short end of the
sweep, to prevent the .Joe-comtive slip
ping the tracki don't you see ? Then to
the switch' end of the sweep the hand-sled
was attached by the whole length of the
cord , and the two bouncing girls mount
ing the fifed!, Emily sun& out : 'Get up.
Joe !' and Joe get up and went with all
I had gone round the ash course, I sup
pose about fifteen times, legging it my
best licks, while the sled, at the end of
the long cord, had all the time been wid
ening its orbit, going diagonally swifter
than ever arrow cut the air, and there
was only a faint Hoish streak of pitti
coats whizzing around me, when all at
once, as quick as lightning, rip, capsized
the sled, and z-z-ling went the ice riders,
both feet foremost, shooting off in differ
ent directions swifter than ever swallow
cleft the air.
. As said, the girls shot off feet fore
most, and in a second every rag of dimi
ty they had on slid back over their heads;
the ice was as smooth as anything could
be, the plump, round lassies were five
times smoother, and they darted in end
swifter than greased, high pressure light
ning. Jessie run her race out in about three
seconds, by going straddle of a stump
with a chuck that brought her to sit-up,
and there she sat bewildered burely on
the bare ice, hugging the old stump and
wondering who made her. Emily went
clear of everything till she went in among
the snarl of briars, snags and brambles,
and then '
Now, Joseph, please stop there !'
pleaded Mrs. Whitney ; her face as red
as a ripe tomato, and hid behind Captain
Joe's straw hat.
What's that, my deaf, cut adrift
right in the richest part of the yarn ?
Ncnsense. Well, shipmates, there was
a jJancing white streak in through the
thicket, followed by a sort of haze of lint,
and when I get Emily out of that snarl I
hope to be happy it her dress all told
wasn't her shoes, a pair of side comps
ana string of gold beads. But Jupiter
gicry ! wasn't Emily striped ! Red nd
white the whoJe length of her. If she'd
only had the Hue laid in regularly she
would have been a superb American flag,
wound round the most artistic staff ever
fashioned in this world.
I got ray pea-jacket from where I had
thrown it off at the' whirligig, and but
toning it around Emily, it cpverej her
pretty well as far down as the knees, and
then she insisted upon my going to Jes
sie's assistance, while she scud for the j
house through the snow, her bare le gs
stripped .and checked, off with blood,
made her look somewhat like one of the
Seventh-ninth Highlanders in hiv winter
I found poor Jessie still sitting flat on
the ice, hugging the old stcmp, and the
girl was so chilled through and shocked
morally and physically, that she could
scarcely stand. However. I managed by
vigorous chafing of her nether limbs and
person, with my hands, to excite a circu
lation ; it wys no condition of affairs to
admit of pretended modesty and sham
delicacy ; and as Jessie Sutherland was
far too bulky a cargo for my carrying
capacity, the only alternative was to put
her in a way to help herself to the house,
and my somewhat rough treatment soon
did that. .
There was only three of us about the
place, no doctor nearer than Toronto, no
one to send for him ; the general and his
wife would not be home till late iit the
evening, and there t was, with the two
young ladies, to do the best I could, and
under the circumstances I think I. did it
don't you, Emily V
Now, Joseph Whitney, you're a bear!'
Ves, I know, my dear ; but not quite
so bare as Miss Emily McClure was be
fore getting into my pea-jacket, and af
ter she came out of it again until I had
washed and tinted, and anointed her from
end to end, fore and aft, alow and aloft.
Upon my word, I dont believe a sergeon
ever had so extensive a practice on any
one woman in this world. Howe vert
none of my patient's hurts were very
deep or dangerous, and in an hour or so
I had gone over the whole premices,
carefully dressing Miss Emily's scratch
es, and then as carefully dressing herself
doing her up just a3 comfortably a? any
four surgeons and ladies' maids in Can
ada West could have done the thing, on
ly not quite so artistically, perhaps.'
Thea I tock Miss Jessie Sutherland in
hand, and by the time I had so disposed
of her case, that she declared she felt al
most as well as she ever did in her life, I
began to fancy that I had as correct ideas
of superficial anatomy as any surgeon in
When General McClure and his wife
returned.we frankly told the whole story,
and as both of them had for sometime
guessed the drift of Emily's and my own
inclinations, Mrs. McClure, in her hon
est Scotch fashion, suggested to the gen
eral something like this r
Noo, John, as the lad kens mair aboot
the lassie than ony ither mon '11 iver be
likely til ken a hint the bridal bed, is it
nae bette r to gie ner til him a the grther?'
The general, very greatly' to our sat
isfaction, agreed entirely with the old la
dy, and suggested that I should take his
daughter not exactly as I found her af
ter4her sudden side into ihe bushes and
briars but as she was likely to be that
night three weeks. There was no hesi
tation on either side, and after the third
Sunday Irvti that evening, tnefe' was no
Emily McClure at Avondale.
But there was a Captain Joe Whitney
superintending the steamer United King
dom, then building in Toronto; General
McClure having decided that a wheels
man's berth was not quite a proper avo
cation for his son in-law.
So you see, gentlemen, a whirf-a-gig
whirled me into command of the finest
craft along this line of lakes, and into my
arms the choicest sample of dimity in the
A Wesferh pettifoger once broke forth
in the following indignant strain: "Sir,
we'er enough for -the hull of ye. Me
and my client can't never be intimidated
nor tyranized over; mark that. And,
sir, just as sure "asf this Court decides
against us we'll file a writ of 'progander,
sir, and we " Here he" was interrupted
by the opposite counsel who wanted to
know what he ment by a writ of prcgand
er. Mean? Why, sir, a writ of prcgran
der is a a i'ts a a Wal, I don't re
member the exact word.but its what will
knock thunder out of your one horse
Forres, of the Hu.mbolt Regi&ler, Sac
Francisco, has no faith in the effort to
rai'e the Abuilla by means of a coffer
dam. fj? says it reminds him of a cow
in Illinois which .to saw swallow a this
tle and coffer dam heat? di
Take one pound white glue, onC vjuart
rain water, three gills alcohol, - four i
ounces white lead ; dissolve the glue in
rain water ; add the alcohol and dissolve
again ; then add the lead ; boil fifteen
minutes ; stir ail the time j bottl3 while
hot The above Is sold as a recipe fori
mending wood, leather, &c, to make
them as strong as before broken.
A young man, who is the least bit fe
minine in his appearance, parting his
hair in the middle, etc., recently went to
Philadelphia; and while there was taken
with a severe fit cf colic. Stopping at a
hotel, he put himself to bed and sent for
a physician'. The doctor came, felt his
patient's ptrlse, examined his stomach,
and inquired solemnly if his habha were
Tegular,'5 tnf which the young man,
somewhat surprised, answered in the at
firraative. The doctof thea cautiously
and politely informed his patient that his
symptoms nrsnifekted some probability of
an increase of the census in a short tirse.
The surprise of the colic-stricken young
man at this singular announcement was
only eqaalled by that of the doctor when
he discovered the true sex cf thepatieat.
A fearful giant in the shape cf a barn
yard. fowl has been introduced into Scot
land from Central India, called the 'Be
gum Gaynsa," a cut of which is given in
the August number of the American Ag
riculturist. The male is thirty inches
high, and appears like the Shanhai, ex
cept that on the head a couple of minute
horns arise, instead of a comb, from a
heavy base which projects some distance
along the upper side of the bill. The
wattles are also larger and fuller. The
chickens of this kind of fowl, it is report
ed, grow to the weight of eight pounds
at seven acd eight months old limbs of
course included. We have no account of
the laying properties.
Moffat, the daring agent of the Lon
don Missionary Society in South Africa,
who, for twenty-three years, was expos
ed to all the perils of general resident,
and travelling supervisor of the society's
operations in that wild region, has given
iii o 11 v striking and memorable anecdotes
of the lion. We quote one, in his own
'The old lion, when in company with
his children, as the natives call them,
though they are nearly as big as himself,
or when numbers together happened to
come upon game, the oldest or ablest
creeps to the object, while the others
crouch on the grass ; if he be successful,
which he generally is, he retiree f rem
his, victim, and lies down to breathe and
rest for perhaps t quarter of an hour ; in
the meantime the others draw around
and lie down at a respectful distance.
When the chief one nas got his rest, he
commences at the abdomen and breast,
and after making havoc with the tit-bits
of the carcase, he will take a second
rest, none of the others presuming to
move. Having made the second gorge,
he retires ; the others watching his mo
tions, rush on the remainder, and it is
soon devoured. At other times, if a lien
seizes the prey, and an old one comes
up, the younger retires till the elder has
''The following fact will show tbe fear
ful dangers to which solitary travellers
afe sometimes exposed. A man who
was returning homewards from a visit to
his friends, took a circuituous course in
order to pass a small fountain, or rather
pool, where he hoped to kill an antefope
to cary home to his family. The sun had
risen to some height by the time he
reached the spot, and seeing no game,
he laid his gun down on a shelving low
rock, the back part of which was covered
over with a species of thorn bushes.
Being a httte tired, he fell ftsJeep. In a
short time, the heal reflected from the
rock awoke him, and, opening his eyes,
he saw a large lion crouching before him,
with its eyes glaring in his face, and
within a little more than a yard of his
feet. He sat motionless for some min
utes, till he recotered his presence of
mind, then eyeing his gun, moved his
hand slowly towards i: ; the lion, seeing
him, raised his head and gave a tremend
ous roar ; he made another, and another
attempt, but tha gun being far beyond
his reach he gave it tip, as the lion seem
ed weli aware ot his object, and was en
raged whenever he attempted to more
h? hind. His situation now became
painful in the extreme ; the reek on which
he sat became so hot that he could scarce-
ly bear his caked feet to touch it, and
kept moving them, alternately placing one
above the o'her.
"The day pasted, and the night also,
but the lion never moved from the spot ;
tii sun rose again, and its intense heat
soon rdered his feet past feeling. At
noon, the liou rose and walked to the
water, only a few yards distant, looking
behind as it went, lest the man should
move, and seeing him stretch out Lis
hand to take his gun. tamed m a rage.
He vvithd rew his hand, ?tnd the animal
then went to the water, drank, and re
turning, lay down agait at the edge of
the rock. Another night passed. t
"Next day in the forenoon, the ani
mal went ngain to the water, and while
there he listened to s'enie noise, appar
ently frcm an opposite quarter," and dis
appeared in the. Lushes. The man nov
made another effort and seized his gua;
but, on attempting to rise, he fell, hi
ankles heicg without power. With his
gun ia hi3 hand, he' crept towards tho
water and drank ; bat looking athisfeet,
he saw, as he expressed it, his 'toes:
toasted,' and th? skin torn eff with tha
grass. There he sat a few moments,
expecting the lion's return, when he re
solved to send the contense cfthe gua
through its head ; but as it did cot appear,
tying hfs gun to hi3 back, the poor maa
made the best cf his way,- on hi3 hand
and knees, to the nearest pith,- hoping
some solitary individual might pass.
Providectally a persoa came up, who lock
him to a place ef safety, from whence La
obtained help, though be lost his lets
and wa3 a Cripple for life-" '
A school teacher who Las b5ea engag
ed for a long time ia hia profession aaJ
wittessed the influence of a newspaper
on the uiinds cf a family of chilren, write
I have fouLd! it to be the universal fact
without exception,' that those scholars cf
both sexes and of all ages, who have ac
cess to newspapers at home, . whea com
pared to those who have not; are; '
1. Better readers, excellent ia pro
nunciation, and consequently read ' mere"
underr.tandingly. , . '
2. They are better spellers and define"
words with ease and accuracy. :
3. They obtain practical knowledge cf
geography ia almost half tha time it re
quires others, as the ne wspaper has mad
them acquainted with the location of tie
important places, cations, their govern
ments and doiogs on the globe.
4. They are better grammarians; for
having become so familiar wita ,evejy
variety of style ia the-' newspaper;! frcra
common-place advertisement to the fin
ished and classical oration of the states-
Lraan: they more readily compf sLecd the'
meaning of the text, and consequent
analyze its conatrtreticra with accuracy..
5. They write better compositcas,
u.'ing better IatiiageY containing "mora
thoughts, more clearly and nore coa
6. Those young ' men who have f cr
years beerr readers of the newspaper
are always taking the lead in the debat
ing societies, exhibiting a more extensive"
knowledge upon a greater variety of suo
jects, aud expressing their views withf
greater fluency-, clearness rind correct
ness in the use of language. ' : ':
A well-knowa lawyer cf thischy b$
ing sent for to counsel some ce'tr accus
ed of horse-stealiog and then Iyic ift
jail, was also sect for by an Irrabnaxx
who occupied another cell of ibti iiizS'
Well, Pat,' asked the lawyer waat da
you want with me V
Yer hocor,' refuroea Pat, I jest heard
that there was fit lawy'ef in jail, and surcf
I wanted td see bita' ; 7 ,
Well, what do you want with rue?! .
An' what should I want wid you but
to gt me oat of this? , r
Well, what are feu here for ?' ,t
'Jist for burglary I believe they call
Acd what is the testimony agaiast
you ?' - : . :
Och ! niter a bit at all. Only I touli
the justic cf the peace meself that I ddi
Well, if you have confessed it, I dca't
see but wnst yoa'll have to stay here.'
An' is it that you say ? Sure, xiowi
and in the country I came frcra niver i
bit would thty kape a body in jail ca
such a thriving ividencs as that V
At the battle of Fair Oaks, the regi
meet led by the lamented Kearneyi cad?
a gallant and euccessful change Cca f
vastly superion force of rebels. In relat
ing the affdr one of the soldiers renait
Ye ought la fcave seen the devil Keax.
ney wid" his sword ia one hand and lL$
reins stuffed into his mouth, sweariaaa3
chaarin lvery sicond.'
The question was asked how La
cheer with reins in hh mouth. -
Ye dirthy spalpeen, what d'ye-.kao
about war ? Didn't ho spit era, oat ivery
time he swore at the rilils, aad lapped
'em in again ivery time he tould us ta
give it to the bloody saysish !' '
' ,i . - -t
A ship is not so long a rigging as a
young girl is in trimming herself tiSzz
the airivalcf a sweetheart. jal.iM
shop, no flower cipaduw, "gracenl
aspect in the storehouse of nature, is
fjomparable to a young damsel wLd is
dressing fcr a husband.
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