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' LIBERTY AND UNlONt QI?'P AND INSEPARABLE NOW AND FOItEYEn.'t
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BROWiWILLE, NEBRASKA, THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 22, I860.
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Jim Smiley and U Jumping Frog.
BY MASK liVAl.T.
Mr. A. Wauv: Dear Sir: WVIS. 1
called on good natured, garrulous old Si
mon Wheeler, and I inquired after your
triet'd Leonidas W. -Smiley, as you 're
queried me to do, nnd I hereunto append
the result. If you can get any informa
tion out of it, you ar cordially vvpJcom
to it. I have a lurking suspicion that
your Lonidaa XV. Suiiley is a myth
that you never knew turh a personage,
and that you only conjectured that if I
ahktd rid W 'heeler ahout him, it would
remind him of his infamous Jim Smiley.
and he would go to vork and bore me
neatly to Vnth iviih some infernal remi
nijctt ce iif him, as Kdl' pnd tedi usas it
shoulJ be useless 10 me. If ihat was
j'our design, Mr. Ward, it will yratif
yuj to kuow ili.it it succeeded.
I found Simon Wheeh-r d zing com
fortutly ly thn bar room siove of the
litile old di api:Jated tavern in the ancient
r.uuirg camp ff NoQimrang. nni I no
t eed that h was fat ai d bald-bended,
nnd had rii xprfKtion of wmnii'i:
IIths and Mr.iphci'y upon his tranquil
C unteiiano IIh mu.'ed up. aisd jjav
me co'd-d.y. I t.ild him a fii-n:l f
r ; I". t.i
minf had rniitni;ioned riie to r?nU:
om- inquiri-.H jtb ut cliri.-hul compan
ion nf his Itoyhood, imm-d Lonid4J XV.
Smili y Rev. Le,if1ii!a W. Sunly u
votiuff in ir.ier of the go.-j el, wh" h had
heard ws crice a rt sid. nre of ' vil!air
f Norm ran?. I nddd, that if Mr.
Wheeler ccuM tell me nnvth'fit; al-om
thi Rv. Leutndas XV. Sinihy. I would
tefcl ui.der many ol ligations to him.
Simon Wheeler hacked me inti a ror
uer. and blockaded m ? th-rt! with a chair
and then sat down and reeled off ihe
iiioiiiitonou narrative whi:h follows lii
parajfraph. He tl4 ver Miiil- d. he nevi r
frowned, he never chanc d hi voice from
ihe quiet, gently-fl'-w ii j: ky owh!c!i h
urntd ihe inifial ntence. he nver be
tryed t!ie bli:htet .-u-piriin id nnhui-n.-m
I tit ail ihtough ihe ii.tetmii.all
narrative, there ran a vein of iiopreMv
arri"stnes an1 .iriceiry which .-h .wed
;e pbiinly. ihut o far tn m his imncin
me ihat ihere was anything ridi'-ulu
or funny about Iim tory, he regarded n
a- a really important matter, at tl dmired
tw. heroes a men of trarcei.dent ge
nius in fjuefse. To me. tbe ec acle of
i man drifting serrn ly nlorg thr-High
Mich a queer yarn without erer Minlinir
was exquisitely nb-urd. As 1 aiI be
fore, I akd him to till iu- wlmt h-
kne-v of Rev. Leori'da W. Smiley, and
he replied, as foUow". 1 let fnm go on
in hn own way, and never iuterr if tetS
h(tu once :
There was a fellr hern once by th-
nnme of Jim Smiley, in the winter of
M9 or may be it wa in tli spring of
'50 I dont recoiled exictly. otnj in a;
though what makes in? ihiok it was o;i
or the other is, became I remember i h
big flume wasn t fi'iih"G whe i h fi'-'
com- to camp; but he was the cin-
e.t man about always batting on any
thing that turned op. you ever see. if h-
could gel arij'b.idy to bet on t'other si I ;
and if he couldn't he'd change ?id.;rf to.
way that suited the oth-r hum. w.ml !
sun hun sny waj . ju-t sis he tt a be. .
he was satfied. But still, he wis l.io-y
uncommon lucky; he m -t aiway
. i .
come out winner, lie wis aiway r-'auv
and laying for a ch-mcv there c i' I ' I
be no soli:ary thin ' meutic:! d b it v
that feller'd offer tj bet on it ind" u-.- -any
side you please, as I wa j i tHiu.
you. If there ws a h irse tac. y ' d ,
find him flo3h or vmuM fi d him b-ist-d i
the end of it; if there viad.i.' fi:h
heV. b?t on it; ifjh-re wis a cv. fi: '
he'd bet on it; if there w.u : c.'ii5' '
fight, he'd bet on it ; why. if there wa
two birds Mtting n a feuc. he wml I b
you which would fly first or if ih-jre
a camp meeting, he w ul J- be there reg
ular to b-t on Parsoa WaUer. w!iom h
judged to be the best exh'ner about f.er-;
and s-o he was, loo, and a goo I man;
he even saw a stradJle-bu Mart to g
anywhere, he w mid bet y u h w 1 mg ii
would lake him to get wherevjr he wi
going to; and if you took hmi up. h
would follow thai bug to Mexico, but wh.v
he wuuld fidd out where he wis b lund
for. and how 1011? he was on the rotd
Lots of b h serfn ,hl. S ti.
, . w...
to'"11?1 'I " .
it never male no difTfrence t hi nae
tvnuld hut n anvthin-r th da?iTJist fel-
ler. Parson Wralker' wife laid very tick
once, for. gool while. ?ndu!eem.d
if ihey waru't gin to avher ; bu one
morning he come in, and Smiley asked
him how she was, and he said sha was
considerable beiter thank the Lord for
his infinil merry and coming on so
fmart. ihat with tne blessing, of Provi
dente she'll g?t well yei und Smiley,
before he ihoUght.says. "Well, n(ri?k
two-atid a half that e:doni anyway "
This-yer Smiley had a mare all the
boys called her the fifteen-minute nag ;
but that was only in fun. you know, be
cause of course, she was fater than that
and he used to win money on that
horse, for all she was slow, and always
had ihe asthma, or the distemper, or ihe
consumption, or something of that kind
They used two give her two or ihree hun
dred yards the start, and then pass her
way; but always at tha fag-end of the
race. he'd get excit d and desperate-like,
and come coverting and spraddling up,
and scattering hr legs around limber,
sometimes in the air, and sometimes out
to one sjde qhiongst the fences, and kick
in,T up more dui7 ard raising more rack
et with her C'Highipg and sneezin and
blowing her nose ; and always (etph up
at the stand ju?t hboot a nck ahead, as
near as you could cipher it down.
And he had a liule small bull pup.
that 10 h i k in 1 . iiia you'd think he waru't
worth a cent but 10 set an ui d and look
ornery, nnd hy for a chance to steal
soinethiiiL", But as simii as motley was
op mi him. h.e was a d fT rent K'g; his
under jaw'd begin to "ck out J;ke th
foi'ca-ile of a steamboat, and his-teeih
wi'ul'J u cover, and .-bin- savage like the
turrai'is. And a dug nuht tickle him,
aid bully rag him, md lite him, and
throw htm over his shoulder two or three
nme.v and Ar ilrew Jackson (which was
the 1. ante of ihe pop.) wi uld never lei on
but ihat he watj.ali.-fi d. and hud expC
-d nothing -l and the bei. b'ins doti-
ije'i on the other Mile all the lime, urn il
ti e Uiorn y was all up aid:hen all of a
M.chhii l.e w lift! "lub'll.e other dog ju
I ) the j out of his hit il l-gs, and freeze
10 11 1 ii chaw, you iiiiderstann", but only
gmb and haiig n tilt you tl Mt d up the
fponge if it was a yi ar. Smiley nlway
came ou witiiiej- tin ihat pu; till he har
neMd a d g i-tire ihnt didn't have any
hind legs. bei hU?e they'd hi en sawed 1 fT
in h circular aw; nid whn the ihmg
had gone along far enough, and the mon
ey was all up, and he came to make a
snatch for his pel hold, he saw in a rnin
uie how he'd been imposed upon, and
how the other c'og bad him in the door,
m in siak, aid he 'peard surprised
ar.d thtti he looked sorter discouraged
like, and didn't try it 1.0 more to win ihe
fij.lt.fitd so v pot fltikd out bad
He gae Smih y a Ink ns n.uch at. to say
l : I t art was Iroke, ai d it washi fault.
f.T putting up a difg that had no hind
legs for him 10 take hold of. which was
ins mail' df j 1 1 (? t ie in fignt ; and 1 hen
he limpid IT a piece, rnd laid down and
died. It was a "ood pup. was that An
drew Jackson, and woi.la 1 ave made a
name for himself if he'd lived, for the
Midi was in r im. and he hfcd genius I
know it. bcaue ht hadn't no ojjpoituni
nes to sp.ejik of, nr d it dont stand to
reaM'ti ihat a dog could maki fiirh a fight
as he could, ui.der hefi circumstai ces.
if he hadn'i no talent. It always makes
in'1 ft el sorry, when I ihtnk of that fight
f Irzon. ?i!id the way ii turned ont.
Well ihis year 8mii. y had fat terriers
i!i d chu k n ci 1 I s tn.d tom ca's. and all
thi m kit d of things; till you couldn't rest.
n! yon ctdd'nt feicl ichii g fin him to
bet on, I a he'd match you. lie ketch- ,
d si fits 1 i.e dav. et-d took hin In ine.
Mil! mi id le talkiStt d o .ritcaie hun;
and so be nevi r d i.e noihii g for thne
iih ii'h. 1 (it fet in hi-1 i ck ya:d and learn
I at !rt;g to jump.. And tet lie did
e;irn him tot. He'd five bin a liule
hunch behind, and the next iik iio n'. you'd
e that Irg whirli ig in ihe air like a
.ieiighniit see hi'ii lnrn one sn.i'iner?ei.
ijr may b-' a c mi 1- if h.e go a good start
and coai d.ovu ft i-f.to ed anl all right,
like -i c u H g-t hi 11 up m; iu the mat
u r of keti'hin flies, and J.t hun in
practice so constant, ihat he'd nail a fly
erery lime. a far as he c uh1 see him
Soul y sai l all 1 frog winted wa edu
ca'iui. and he C'ltilJ di mot anything,
aiid I believe him. Wfiy, I have saw
him set Dmiel W-rMer down here on
the fl nir Uani I W-bfter wa tht nune
of the frog and sing out. 'Flies! Dm
ief.'fiies !' an' quicker'n you could wink
h-'d" spring straight up. and Miake a fly
nff.n the counter there, and fl p down on
the floor again as solid as a gob of mud,
and fall to scrhirrr the ide of his head
with his hind foot, as indifferent as if he"
hain't eo ides be had dane any morV
any frog might do. You never se a
frog co modest and siraightfor'ard as he
waa, for all he was so gifted. And when
it came to fair and-square jumping on a
dead-level, he could get over more ground
at on3 straddle than an7 animsfcfhis
bread you ever see. Jumping nn a dead
level was his strong suit, you understand,
and: whei; it cuuie to ihat. Smiley would
ante up money on him as long as he had
a red. Smiley was monstrous proud of
his frog, and well he might be ; for fel
ler that hud travelled and been every
where, all aid he laid over any frog that
ever they see.
"Well, Smiley kept tjie fpeast in a little
lattica box, and he ustd to fetch him
s 1 i : : ; 1 1 .. ...
dowh tOff n sometimes, and lay fur a bet.
One day a feller a stranger in the enmp
he was come across him with his Lax.
and says .
What might that be, that you've got
in ihe box?"
And Smiley says, sorter indifferent
like. "It might be a parrot, or it might
be a canary, maybe, but it ain't it's only
juet a frog."
And the feller look it, and locked at
ii caulii!, and turned it round this way
and that, anil ta's: Hm so 'tis. Well
what's he good tor i
WeU."tuys Smihy. ea?y and care
le., he's good ft r one thing. I should
judge; he can out junp any lrog in Ca
The feUer took the box again, and took
another long, particular lool;. npd give it
back to Su.1Iey.8iid sajs. very celiheraie
Well. I don't see no points about lha;
frog that's any bett r'n any other frog."
'May be 'you don'i " Smil-y says.
'Maybe you understand frogs, and nay
be yon don't understand 'em ; maybe
y-u've had experierce, and maybe you
ain't only ati ature. as it were. Any-
way. I've got my opinion, and and I'll
rek forty miliars that he can out jump
ary frog in Calaveras County."
And the ftller studied n minute; and
then says: "Weil, I'ufonly a stranger
here, and 1 ain't got no frog ; bu: if I had
a frog. I'd bet you."
Then Smiley says. '-That's all right
if you'll hold my box a minute, I'll go and
gei yoi: a frog;" uh'il so ihe feller too.
the hox. and put up ihe forty dollars
along with Snuley's, and set down to
So he set there h good while, ihinktng
and thinking to himself; and thtn he got
the frog out and pritd Jiis mouth open,
and took a tea-spoon and filled him full
of quill-shot fiilled hun pretty near up
to hi chin, and set him on the floor.
Smiley, he went out to the swt np. and
slopped around in ihe mud for along
time, and finally he ketched a frog, and
fe died him and give him to this feller,
and says :
"Now. if y u're ready, set him alor g
side of Dmiel, wuh his fore paws jus?
even wi'h DanTs, and I'll give the word.
Then he -ays: -'One. two, thre--jump !"
and him and the feller touched up tl e
frogs from behind, anil the new frog hop
ped fT lively, lut Dan'l gave a heave.
s:nd hysted up his shoulders so like 11
Frenchman, but it wasn't no use ; he
couldn't 1 udge ; he was planted as solid
as nn anvil, ar.d he couldn't no more stir
than if he was anchored out Smiley
was a good deaj jurprrs-ed. and he was
di-gu?ted, tco ; but he diL.t hate no idea
ivhat the matter was, of curse.
The feller took ir enn'my and started
nv.r.v, ni ci when lie wa.- going out at the
door, he sorter jei k d , In? thumb over his
shoulder this way at Dan'I, and says
again very cjeljoerate. "I don't see 110
points about thai frog that's any bettei'n
any other frog."
miley. he stcod stretching Jiis hf ad,
and I owd down ai Dan'I for a long lime
and at last he says; T do wonder what
in the nation thai frog ihrowed otTfor
I wonder if there ain't something ihe
matter vfh hun he pears to look very
ifiggy. sonn how ;" ar.d he ketched D in'I
ly the imp of the neck, and hfn-d him up,
and says: "Why. blame cats, if he
don't weigh five pound ;" and he turned
him upside down, and he brhhed cut a
doul le-handful of ?hot. And then he ?ee
how it was. and he was the maddest man
he set the frog down and took alter ihe
feller, but never ketched him r.d
rJrretSimo.i Wheeler heard his name
called from ihe from y.ird. and he got up
in go and see what was wanted 1 And
turning to me is he moved away, he said.
Ju?t sit where you are, stranger, and
rest easy ; I aiu'i going 10 be gene a"
But y your lenr: I did not think that
a continuation of the. history cf tbe en-
terrrtsiDg Ttgabcci. Jim Smiley, would
be likely 10 afford me much information
concerning ihe Rev. Leoaidas W. Smiley
and so I started away.
At ihe doer, I met the srciable Wheel
er returning, and he uttsn fculed rile and
Harper's Magazine, for November,
has he following. It is to good t" be lost :
Do you know Colonel Jack Hines of
North Corolina ? If you don'i I do; anil
I intend to give the Drawer some khoiyU
edge cf him. Jfii k was n valiant Colo
nel in the Confederate service, and fought
bravely through the whole war. What
he fought for he was never able exactly
10 discover; but Jack was happy, ami
would sometimes imbibe a little of ihear
dent, iuit to pleas' surrounding friends.
Jpon one ccc&rion, 4ack being somewhat
repleni?hed, sat half asleep in a chair at
the village tavern. Geteral Williams
entered, ai d soon got into an argument
with Col. Jack . about the result of the
late war. claiming thai ihe South ought
to have been victorious, as it was always
admitted that one Southern man was
qua! to five full red Vaokees. "You
. r r t V
rtgnt, enerai niccupj; you are
right just exactly right, I reckon h e
cup ; one Southern man is equal to five
hiccup Yankees. You always said that
hiccup, and I am just the man to prove
that you are hiccup right. Now, Gen
eial. y u see, if cur pecple had staid in
Congress it would have taken the Y-Y-Yankees.
with all their population ar.d
wealth, at least twenty years to' have
freed ihe hiccup niegers; and even
then we would h;ve obliged ihem tu pay
'or them iheir lull value in good solid
gold ; but you see hiccup. General, we
took hold of the matter, ami have freed
the darky in ju-t abou: four years, and
haven.t got n cent for them either. You
were right, General you were right.
Ah. don'i go! Well, if you will, good
According to the books of our archi
ed and builders, the value of the new
building improvements in Clicago the
preent year amounts to nearly S7.C0O,
CCO. K'ght thomat.d new buildings have
been ended in ihe city during the year
Of these, eight are churches, five schools,
three public buildings and halls, ever a
hundred substantial buisine?s blocks,
stores and manufacturing establishments,
anci nearly all ihe rest residences, ihe
cos'liest of which is valued at 35.000,
and the smallest at a few hundred.
Were all the new luildings that have
been added to Chicago this year to be set
apart l-y hems Ives, an imposing new
town would ne formed, that would be
larger than are many of the so called
cities m ih West.
Chicago is growing with amazing ra
pidity. We doubt not ihat during 1Sj3
thej-e 1 a been an increase of at- least
20 CfJO in our population. We think a
fair and full ren?u would show a popula
tion of at least 220 COO.
Tbe progress in our trade, commerce
aril manufactures has been equally "great.
All kinds and departments of bui.-ine?5
have been prosperous during the year.
ai d the footings up at Jfew Ytar's will
show wonderful fitires.
Such continued progress in the growth
of a ci:y as has marked that of Chicago
during the past ten or twelve years
a h M.bs?antial an'4 permanent advance
ment m population and material great
nes is without a parallel in modern
And we learp from architects and
others that ihe prospects of building im
provements next year already gires
promise that the record of S0i will fully
equal, if not exceed, that of 1SG6. At
this rate, how many, or rather how few,
years before Chicago will be next only
to New York in siz. population anJ
business ? Chicago Journal.
De T cqueville, in his work on Amer
ica, gives his forcible sketch: "A newi
paj er c3 drop ihe same thought iuto a
ihorMind minds at the same moment. A
new.-paper is an adviser v7ho does not re
quire to be sought, but yjio comes to you
brtfly every day of common weal, ith
ou: dirtnc'.iig your private uflvirs.
Nexvs-papers, therefore, become more
necessary in froportion as fhen become
more eijurI and individuals more to be
feared. To suppose that ihey only serve
to protect freedom would be to diminish
theif impoitance; iney maintajo .civilM
Be rirtuouj, tAke our County Paper
atd be happy. "'
Great Decline In rrlcu.
Tbe grain market in this city daring
j last wetk were subject most; voilert
fluctuati i.. On Monday last, No. 1
corn rose as high as SLI D per bushel,
but the market gradually become weaker
till, cn Saturday, it was soli as low as
85 cent per huhel a dtvllnt irilhinfivt
day of tirenty five cents per luthd.
During the same pefl! the wheit
market was aba unsettled, and we hive
to denote a becline in prices of 22 1 pe
bushel on No 1 spring 'fipd 20 10 21c
per bushel on No. 2. Q'c Mondiy last'
No. 1 spring wheat was acid in this mar
ket as high as $2.22 per bushel, and co
Saturday la-t it closed at S2 per bushel.
Oats declined 4 1-2 per bnhel during
the week. No. I rye opened cn. 'Monday
last at $1 JO per bushel, tad closed ol.
Saturday ai S9c a declina withia th-
week of 20c per bushel. No. 2 barley
opened on Monday at &3c per bushV
and fell on aturdy as low as 6-5c cli
sing at CC to 67c a decline on the week
of 19 to 20c per bushel. Chicago Repui.
Th present Senate suods 38 Radicals'
aid 13 Democrats and Conservatives',
counting the Tennesseeans. Tho next
is likely to have forty-one Radicals aci
10 Democrats. The new Senatorj. thuj
far. are the Hon. Cornelius Cole cf Cab
ifornia, ihe Hon. J. S.. Fowler and D
vid T.;Patterson of Tennessee (who, have '
taken their seats), A G. Cattell of New
Jersey, (present Congress) and II. W.
Corbett of Oregon. Only one of these.
Senator. PattersoD. the President'! tea
in law, is a democrat. The complexion,
will be further changed by the election
of a Democrat Senator in Maryland (pro
bably Oor. Swann) to fill the place ct o
the Hon A. J. Cressweil, Radical whos
term expires next year; and in PennjyU
vania and New-Jersey ly the choice of
Radicals in place of the Hons." Edar
po'an and William Wrigh'j. Democrat.
the latter deceased. Juhn Evans aci
Jerome B. Chaffee are the Senators cha'- .
sen from the prrposed new State of Ccl '
orado.and ThrnaiaeV. Tipton anl Gen.
John M. .Thayer tho?e chosen from that'
of Nebraska. 'Thjjs.e four territorial
et.ators are Ridicals. Should they tft
admitted in the next Congress, the Had '
ical strength will be 45 members.
The tornado which swept over "f urk'a
Iland on the 3p;h iil, was cne cf tha
most frightful that ever visited that lattT
tude. 'ght hundred houses and 1.70CJ,
000 bushels of salt wer completely des
troyed, eighteen vessels wrecked, and
twenty persons drowned, exclusive c!
these who perished on board the ship's.
Three thousand persont have been ren
dered homeless. Public and private buil
dings fre're alike blown down, only one
of the fcjmcr still standing in a very
damaged condition. Only a fortnightY
supply cf provisions renained cn Grand
Turky Bay, and apprehensions of a fam
ine were entertained. Measures forth
rejief of the sufferers have been lakes
in some of the Eastern Cities. '
Among the passenger in the City of
Pari, arrived at New York ths dthef
day, were five Japanese, who have corr,6
to this country, at fh 1 conclusion cfi
European tour, for the ptirpc?e of study
ing the Ijpguage, customs, and army an t, .
navy system cf the JJnited Slates, j'tney
are all officers o( the Japanese navy, ar..!
their names are Captain Sha-raa-ds. Cap
tain He-sa-ma-to, and Lieutenants O-'ht-rn-uo
si-da. and Ku doo. Id inneartnes
they bear a close resemblance to the Em
bassy which "visited America some yeaia
since, all of them, however, being at-'
jired in citizen's dresa nnd scropulously
avoiding any display cf outlandish toilets. '
Two of the Eumher"are mere youths
while their companian.s are ra:ddle-tged
! men. ;r
Salt and coal have been discovered viy
extensive quaniities 11 ColoradiT They
have a coal vein eleven feet iliifck only
thirteen m.ilea from Denver. The pn$
prietors cf the salt wof ks agree to furcishj
ihe Denver markets. ' 1
About one hundred PottiwctocDe I:i,
dians have lately beea naiura'izeJ by the
United States Bistric: TJourt at'.TJpeka.
Ii is estimated that twenty-two hundred
changes in postmasters in the Northern
and Western Stales have cccured .since
Vh'e ri: of July. ' -
The Executire cfRce of Colorarif .cai
ba removed from pjtnyt ia (XoliCTty.
e seat'of ffCfrrraeBt efb Tttritr?.
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