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LIBERTY AND' U'S'idN, 'ON'-AKD I N Sfi t A II 1 tfe " N O W A t? O UEVER;'
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v'.iBROWNVILLE, NEBRASKA," THURSDAY, NOV. 28, 1867
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10 00 s.
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7lOLLADAY & CO..
' wboie'.e aLd Retail Petier in
PXGS, MEDICINE, PAINT, OIL,
P. O Bol'dir.c, Afftin St., - .
WJI. II. McCREERY,
Wt!efl nd Rfti1 Dealrr In
niS, Books, Wall-japer and Stationery,
C -roer Min nj lt Sis ,
BROWN VILLE. NEtiRASKA..
r X. D 'MARSH. r?"
N i:VS ll-POT NO 1 .
?fI!0tL BOOKS, TATIi)NERY, &c.,
J3EOYY 17 VILLE, ttEBEASKA.
BLISS & HACKER, .
EXCl 1.SIOII M AYS DEPOT.
B ks, Vews MaiKincry'
EROWNVILI.E. VE 'RASKA.
J P DHt SER,
It rr in
Main N't '.t .it"l 2 S S
k:io;i; villi, nldbaska.
SloucanD (tin Stores
JOHN C. DiX-ER.
S'1'OYi'.S, TIN WAKE, PUMP&c."
Dl lhiMte ycPb ri-oii" B mk, .
' iRcat iHatkt.-
KEIS WETTER 5c EARSMAN
CITY MEAT MARKET,
Miln Cel. Ut '! St., .
BHOWII VILLE, KCBB.SKA
JHrufclurrr anl T-eaier in
HARNESS, BRIDLES, COLLARS,
Wllpt and Lathes of every dccriiikn. Plastering
Hair. Ca-h paid for Ilides.
Corner Main and 2d St.,
Uanofacturcx and Dealer in all
Saddles, Harness, Whips
Smith's Patent Trace Buckles,
Nixon's Patent Trace Buckles.
JVorj Sido Main Street
Drn (5ooi)s. Sluccs.
G. SI. HENDERSON.
Dealer In Fureixn and Pomcftic
DRY GOODS AiD (iHOCERlES
ilm bet. Ut and 21 Su., '
CAHHLES Bill El EL
CEE ; HALL, LUNCH I'vOOM
AND IJWUTUKtiCERT STRE, , , ..
Main bet li and id St..
B20W.I VILLE, S1C3RA E.A.
PHYSICIAN .& SURGEON,
CITY DI.'UCJ 'STORK.
J.iW BLACKBUIIN IiI.D
i'EXsioN K Sl KGKtl.V.
Tender- as MefhV. ivw i the citn-n-
hiuwuriiic nnd v
ori'icE it (ttv iiu r; stcici:.
Nigiit oaiU at hi' Jvc- di n e i-outli i J . A tUo
icbfimren let and 2 ! .-1 ju-t .
A. SHOL1ADAY, M. D.
Graduul! in is.'il,
Located in UioninIIlc in XS33 .
Dr. U. baa ea hand cuiflete tela .f Auiutat
iaf, TrejihiniDjf andObnttricnl it.i'truiutvntK.
Odcc: HolLiday & Co's Drnj? Store
" Ttco Doors East of Pout OJfice. ; j : ;
P.S. Spec'al attention give to Ob?tctricnd
the diseaaee of women and children. x-44-ly
0. P..BTEWBTM. D.":
Bamth 'Eaat .r corner tf Main nd! Firot Street!
RROIV-WILLC, XERUASK.A. "
Crrjei Uoirs-rlto 9 Ai M.aad I ta 2 and 61 to
ii ii ii
TIPTON. HEWITT & CKUf.
. ' itOlVNVILL'E,'TEBnASKA
EDWARD xW. THOMAS,
.ATTORNEY . AT LAV?;'
SOLICITOR IN' CHANCERY,
Office corner of Wain and fifft Streeti,,
: BROWNVILLE. NEBRASKA!
ATTOaiTEY IT LAW
NKUItASKA CI J
C. E.-NY", .
AND J, .
lATTACC CI 1 IVCIIUASIiA.
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n. o. cnoss
STEVENSON OltlSS IVopriHm,
On IiPvee St., fret weeu Main & Atlantic,
This lJ..i!o ruivt-ni-nt in ilio ri.eir.i li.at
J.aii'lin'r, xii-l the b'l'in-!'-" iirt .f T-wi.. The be'
)C'".rani'1 .ti.r.rm. th (Jit v. - S ' pa.ni, wtJ l
(Jo .1 SihU and Cjrrdl convenient
; 'ooil Feed aiid Livery : Stable
In cntr .-lion with tlie Home.
L.., .Dv jtCBlNSON. HKUFItlETOK.
Fro'it iStrpe', hfiwi-n .MliiuViid Water,
May, 30ih lSGG. 10 36' ly t
CHARLES HE L L M E rT
am ana mm
Main St t 2 doors below Brow&ville House,
; BOWNYILLE JN. T.
Tlas on hand a superior stuck of Uoots nnd Shres
jnd the bf?l uat trial unJ sibility .fur. dulog
Repairing done with neatness and dispatch
woty - Tormo CftSli. fn.nn
J. W.. SMITH.
' ; Main St.'5th door tw S T cor 2nd St.
BUOWNViLu :. Ni;niy.aKA
Com mis Sion Merchants,
and I)cltT in
All kinds of Gram for which ihfy pay the
hiiihst Market Price in ca?h
I FRAZ HELMER;
IKIOIVWII.I.C, XERR ASI&A.
V. OOIS. MJGGfES, PLOWS CTTLTJ
Vll OKS, kr.j KrtiHred h iHi.irt ti.-li e, ai Ii.w rate
I'd rrantedlt:iiea!ir4i.'ti-in VlS iu nn
wsii hi mm
Min Rptwepn lt k. Od Street
f.kL t i 1 1 r- in-ilnl til nii'i mii'' "lit- iiiI'k' "hat
. on '1 nd ii -i l iidi 1 a 1 r 1 11 ml of tenl' lid
LndieV Mifc.' ttd Ch ldrnV
ROOTS ANI SIIOI S.
tCnH.u v or a iie lib iieilei aud dltalcl'f"i
lieimirini durns nn idiorl notioe. 10-S0 tuiin
JOHN L CARSON
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. Ewhange bough land .id n all the prtn-ipal
Pitlei. Aso. dealer in Oo.d o l b:lver t Cii,
GOYEENHEHT . BONDS.
Deposits received, payable at sightl,:
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Interest paid on time Deposits by especial
agreement Taxes paid for nonresidents'
" ' " All kind -f I
U S. BON DS WANTED
, , ?. JOHN L.,.UABSUN.t:,
h Layer Kaiaiss, Currant..Cil rnn . t ' t ,
Pjtmiiei re iijl Woken;
' Votr n WWeh!wiWinii7 bttiU J j
''(Uttered onlv to bs broken) ,
- 'Gy forever -'ttiJiM fi:'.. I. '
' Oft'betrayfd but still believing '. '
TuxtJ again and jttaaia
NVaroii ', tA'Tt 'irarn It Tia.
,.1!. ' "
From Ibc'crsuTle to Ine eoral
: : Fria th itnn ijt of ; youtll-;
. AVe arc tau.ht the s'mple mcrl,'
' Still voMabtUbe, monTi troth.
'' TVbtn a boy tbj found me rather :
' Loth to do as I wa bid.
"I eball bujra lirtL," r aid father.
En.kv.-n yewt ! lie never did.
Gro w u"c x traV gi n t b e n J on thf d 1,
Injnjr la'.lor'j debt I ran j" ' '
lie aj f eartd uboul'aV trothf ul
In bi talk as jnt Bwri.
Letiue tell yvt bow fie sola m;
fcLoikj'U, Mr. Wbai'n Vtar-jVame,
I hu.il fi.uiuioi jou." he tld tne
Eat tko eaaaihjaJ cover came.
Trough the meadows, dai?j liden,.
Occc it wa xay lot to stray,
Talking to lovely maiden '
la a very ypay wiy .
Anil 1 itolt a ifee-OB)lne -.
Then anotlicr ttfeflfnlot.
"Fie !" tLt safd, -I'll tell my mother."
' laic Wir Tt ; the told her not.
A Fur Trader's A Jventare at a Wis
i 'The winter of lSo7 x b-? a 1wt f6
mrrt.t-red otie iu ihti'cotnint-rcial world.
It was th wjmer lollukving the great
panic. Many a poor teiluw, now sirug
ghnjj' 'ihruujjU bankruptcy, tlatt-s hi mi
fgtluhe Itoui that' tryriifjr period. I was
couiifctfd with a heavy Jur house at ihnt
nine a rich, rpA-ruu e?iablihuient,
that easilf ueatbrre'dlhiaVioriii. and onlv
grew the richer upon other people's mis
lortunea. ; .It 'wij be- reineinhered ibat
fur fckios of evory. kind tuyibled fearful
ly in pvic. , -'or', instance, mink ekins
ftr which we had b en , pay'n from' $2
50 to $3. -could be pwrcnaecd' readily at
75 ten's; raccoon: skmv lur-' which we
Lad t),ee,n giving from SI 25 o 1 50. now
could be had m aLundance at 25 cents.
H.-he's akin had tall-n from S7 lo.Sl;'
otter from SS to S2 &c iThe: part
ners of our house conuhed together, and
resolved to seiiJ oui careful buyers in ev.
ery'directiori, 8hd pick up all the fur. in
tlie co6titry, feeling ture that prices
were, really-00 the 'hard pan," autl nev
er could be forced lower. . '
'The route marked out for me wh, to
first cross, o :Quhujue, ihence, to Prairie
du Cnien. ;li.euCrt to JLa Crosse, thence
to St. Paul,' and 'thi' great Northwest
generally. 'My-.j-iurney to Di(ue was
eay enough, namely; b rail all the way.
I arrived inJanuary. and rv'mamed unnl
heiniddle of FebruaTy'-mnkniij txour
Hns into the interior of both Iowa and
jhe ace?j.We . .portions of .Wisronsin
which, pleaseVemember. lays just across
the river a trifle up stream, however
I was very succ-ssful. and managed to
pick up over S60 000 worth of furs and
peltries at very low price1. - The poor
people1 Were ' jlad .to -get an pricrt for
their k-lui. ouiy diipiilaiinij for ood mo
nej. The whole coun-ry was full of
'vvi!d rat currency. '"'-and real genuine
money Xssessd a.- wonderful chrm" -I
-carried nothiinr else, lit'd lot?? of it. aud
of course was. everywhere welcome.
I trnveled from Dubuque to Prairie du
Chie'w. up-, the: Mrei?jppi nn; the ice.
The distance, iSjiiboUt one hundred miles
Tn ffjeddinjf . was. ,;plerddv, the hur.e
lively', ancr no Jtdrerttire befk worth not
iljgJ'AtPrairie'da Chien -I. topped at
what was known a - Lowr Town, and
put up at the Glob. The hnt-l wa pret
ty well filledi'wnh' Eastern men. pnnci
jall. collectors and drummers' for New
York and Boston firms, either looking
up nesv bciness nr. endeavoring to set
lie up old arcoun's, -.which .were ver nu
m.-ryus verv hopeless.
I rfin?in-dau-Prairie U.Chten until
about liemddle of Mar h; tha t i? tosny
I 'iuili it my heai(juiiriersr quaking nu-m-r
u aiid Ion? excurMonjs hit4 Imva on
ih- osher M1e of the river (ably repre-re.-enjed
at this p-uni by the ihrivmg
cny'of MiCareJai )' hd thriughyanous
p .irnons of W K Mi-in. iu, which hnite
Pniirie !u Cliien is situated ' When the
time came for uor'to proceed . to La
Croie. the ice f the river wa? too rot
ten to. trui.- and, u became necessary
to (lerform the journey, l-y siaye, across
tlie rouuiry Th diiauoe to be travel
ed w'3p n'irirt- unf n hundred mile?. nnd
as the frost was ;heu rjom'ng-out of ihe
tiroudJ: prtLykMnan,jt beitu; an,early
rprmg. our, projfess was quite, slow.
The coach, or rmher wngon for our
s aVe.wasn hmff more than a lonjj op"n
waifou wa- filled with 'passengers, all
rneh'i'eijiht of u.. not counMog ihe driv
er. Amonir the pas-sergers-- wa a col
lector for B.Mon a house, who had met
,with such;ptor hick -jcollectinj. that he
had got compleje'iy Vsirapped.'" not hav
in ''raised'' ufficiept 10 pay his expen
se since leaving B ston. . Oil th sec
ond nighi oat he told mf- frankly of his
condi'ioh. atid begged a- loan of S10. to
seeiiim .through to St. Paul. . We had
just arrived at the night station, and af-
tcr exaiaiaitg my pocket-book, and liud-
if; I ir i il ;JI lid
ing ihat I had but 'wo or three dollars
loose money. I found-it would be neces
sary, to open a pxclure containing S10,
000. sent to me by express t Prairie du
Chien. the seals of which I had never
Not caring to make a display of so
much nieney before a crowd of traners
I invited my Boston friend to quietly get
a lanttern. . and come with me into the
stable: He did so. and we proceeded
to the head of one of the stalls, and he
holding the lantern;.:! commenced open
ing my package I had to turn ever a
good many bills of large denominations
before I found a ten;. but at length I got
one and handing it to him. extracted an
other for myself, jl then stowed the
packajjV o& bill, minus the wrappef. In
a money belt, which I carried uext my
shirt. I had already finished when I
heatd a rustling iuihe hay oveahead.and
looking qwickly up lowatd the loft, above
th haj rack. I thought I .-aw two eyes,
flashing (own through ihe darkness, but
wrts not quite sure, i I listened for a mo
ment, but everything was still, so 'e
passed into the house.
My mind was disturbed; I felt unea
sy and oppressed ; I . could not eat any
supper. I Could not enteras usual into
the rollicking jests and Ptone and games
with which my fellov pasengeis made
Merry their evenih?s . I carried a good
Colt revolver. : That day I had emptied
evrv chamber, of its cylinder at sundry
rabbits which spransr up along our-route.
Without 4iefiniiely feeling the necessity
of Wdring. I fully reloaded and capp-d
it.' VVhei the hour for retiring arrived,
the landlord called the hostler a p w
erfufly built, heavy'featured Irishman
to ihoW me to my ' bed. We ascended
a ladder to the loft, and there; on the
fl ur. ix double beds ver mao'e down
simply straw ticks laid upn the floor,
with pillows, sheetf. and comforters up
on:ihe"iiK The irishmad assigned me
the bed nearest jtie. bidder and reiired,
leaving me a. bit of tallow candle about
half an inch long.' ..
1 took a hasty survey of the premises.
Just across the hatchway, where the lad
der led to the rooiu below, was a window
iu the gable. It had a muslin curtain
over it. but this I hastily tore away. I
remarked that the ladder , creaked fear
fully as the hostler descended it. Away
across the' room, to the .oiler gable end
the ted werrt laUi-ii xowsrnot a steep;
er.m them as yet . notwithstanding which
thfs hostler had assigned me the bed
next to the ladder. -He had not left i'
ny choire. but merely set my candle
down by it and said, "Yer to slape in
I made up my.tnind that he meant to
try to rob me, and the? thought was any
thing but pleasaut, be assured. Afief
defimtely settling in my mind the best
course to pursue, I removed my clothes.
and unbujklinr my belt. I raided the un
der sheet and laid it neatly beneath it
and the pillow.
Perhaps the reader wonders why I
should have removed it from aroui d my
body. First, because a small, sharp
knife easily ruts it away while you slep;
and secondly. I assure the reader if he
or. she will tiy buckling a large leather
belt about their, wasts for a nap. hry
will soon see . good reasons for taking it
off". B-side..-. I felt pretty -'"re that the
man was a desperado, and was fenrful
he would first cut away the belt if he
found i. on tne.- then slab me if 1 stirred
and leaping down the ladder, break for
t'ie woods with the money, an.! clear es
cape, before people could be made 10 com
prehend what, was the matter., t laid my
plans definitely, aud .wisely, as you will
I did not fall asleep, you may be sure.
All ihe horrible stories I had ever heard
related of robberies at couutry taverns
ran an incomprehensible, race through
my memory. On after another of the
guesis were shown up by the hostler, as
the evening wore on, until all was silent
below stairs. " .
It was probably half past eleven o'
clock when ihe last passenger was shown
up to bed, and for more than an hour I
lay tt.ssins in wakeful anxiety. Final
ly, iho "oinnolent influence of the dozen
sleepers, snoring so heartily around me,
and the imperative demands of a lired
body overcame me. and I dropped ofT in
to a light, uneasy slumber. I woke with
a start of apprehension once or twice,
atid felt for my money belt, but all was
riiin and becoming nifre composed. 1
slept sounder. Suddeniy I was awaken
ed with a sensation as if some one had
slapped me quite heavily in ihe face I
raised up on ny elbow. The moon had
rien jurt bich enough to -hine full into
th gable window, making ihe room quite
lishu .1 looked around; all the beds and
their 'occupants ware visible, and 1 kn-w
Ly ihe steady sturdy goring ihat all ex
cept myself were soundly sleeping. I
passed my hand under my pillow. The
money belt was there all rs;ht. and 1 be
gan 'to latiib: at my nervousness, and was,
about to compose myself to sleep again,
whep.' hark ! by Ueorge, that ladder
creaked! There! it creaked again! I
swear, there's a man coming. stealthily
up it.H: What I should drtHashed through
my mind instantlyf and cocking my re
volver. I turned rny back to the laddef
and pretended to sleep.
Creak ! creak ! and iben a long pause,
which seemed a perfect eternity.
Creak ! creak I creak ! then another
pause Confound ihe man, why dont he
com no faster? '
'My nerves were passing under a fear
jful ordeul. I could ecroely reixaia Iiow
and calling out, '-Who'
there " But I was tustamed Somehow.
and remained quiet. , ' :
. At length 1 heard a creeping noise
a man dragging himself slowly on th
floor. The distance between my bed
an'd'the haichway was very short-scarcely
twice the lengih of a man's body.
The creeping soon ceased. All my clothes
were carefully drawn from the foil of
the bed. Then for a moment" all Was
st ilTa's death ! ' The rober was search
ing my pockets! ': . ': . : ...
Presently I fflt a large hand sliding
under my pillow Heavens ! I could hard
ly lay still. Had I moved I would have
been slabbed instantly ! Now I felt niy
money belt sliling from; bene.Vth . my
head. Then there was a raiher. hurried
move toward the gangway.
Creak ! creak ! w-nt the ladder. My
lime had come ! Quick as lihtnmg I
turned in my bed, took aim at a huge
form in the hatchway boldly bu'lined by
the moonlight streaming iu through ihe
gable, window, and fired I
There was a shriek, a strong, swift,
downward rush of a heavy body to the
fl or below a general jumping up out if
beds and cries of alarm.
-What's ihe row? ' Who's shot ?"
"Anyb ody killed ?" were questidns that
rang around on every side. -I explain
ed mailers as quickly as I could, and
there was a generthdescent of the lad
der to see the dead robbeT. By this time
th landlord had arrived with a li-jht.
The man was not dead. It was the Iri.-h
bosiler. He "was silting up, groaning
terribly. My money belt, with the mo
ney untouched, lay on the fjoof beside
him covered with blood. I immediately
took . possession of it. It so happened
that we had a surgeon in the crowd.
We raised the j;oorYeil to his feet, when
from his 'right hand dropped a long, vil-airtous-looking
bonie knife. He-would
have jnurdered me. had it been necessary.
On examination 11 was found iny builet
had gone clean through his left shoulder,
breaking his collar bone, inflicting a pain
ful, ihough not dangerous wound.- The
surgeon splintered his shoulder, and he
was put to bed. '
All the pastengerswprenow thorough
ly awake. It was four o'clock in the
morning, aud as there was a good moon:
ihe driver concluded we had bet go off
early. So breakfast was got in a hurry,
and. paying; our bills we gladly left so
poken.-h a stopping place.' Whatever
brcame of ihe Irish hoiler I never after
A Three Honrs CorabUt With an
Mr. Hyatt Frost, of Van Amburgh's
menagerie, gave us yesterday, says ihe
Cincinnati Commercial, the particulars cf
atenible fight with Tippi Sahib, the
well known elephant, which occurred at
Couuersville, Indiana, last Tuesday.
The menagerie has gone into winter
quarter at that place, and the collossial
animal is chained in a small building,
where he will be kept until the show sea
son opens next year. Tippo -Sahib by
the way, is now the largest elephant in
America. He is thirty-six years old,
and weighs ten thousand pounds.
The batil'vvith Tippo resulted from a
change in his keepers. ; Fank Nash,
his keeper for ten years, was recently
supplanted by Charles Johnson, former
ly ot Buroum'a museum. The elephant
will not accept a new master without a
battle, and. Mr. Johnson fully prepared
himself for an exciting encounter." The
elephant was in particularly bad humor
wnh nil mankind. He would allow no
body in his quarters, striking at. every
intruder with his trunk and tusks most
On Tuesday morninrr last, at ten o'
clock, ihe combat opened. The new
keeper, with nine assailants, had fully
equipped himself with Chains at d cables
for tying, and spears and pitchforks for
si.bduemg Tippo. .The firsi thing done
was to fasten a brickbat to ihe end of
the tusk-chain, which latter is fastened
to one leg and oce tusk.- By means of
this rope, a twenty ton table chain, for
merly used 10 subdue ihe famous Hanni
bal,, was l:p-nooed around ' the tusk
Nexi an excavation three feet deep was
made under the sill of the house, and
while ihe elephant's attention, was attrac
ted to the other side of the room by a
pail of wa'er poured into his trough, the
cable chain was passed through the ex
cavation atid fastened loheavy stakes out
side. All this lime. 'ihe enfuriated mon
ster struck all around him with terrific
ferocity and tugged at his chain xtiih
Incredible momentum 1 '-'.-:'
The next thing accomplished -was the
snarinsr of his hind legs'. Thiswiscon
eumated by the . slinging of fresh ropes
around those two stately pillars of ele
phant fle.sh, bane and muscle, aud final
ly by the stealthy strategy of the keep
er and another man, these ropes were
fastened to stump-'. outside. The. ele-.
phant was now sufficiently ptnnioned to
allow the order "charge pichforks' to be
given. Ten men; armed with these ug
ly implements ot offeuse, plunged them
inn. the rampaging beast, taking Cafe of
course o avoid penetrating his ejei or
joints. The tenderest spot in ao eie
phant is just behind the fore legs, and
that locality was prodded unmercifully.
By mean of a hooked spear sunk in his
back Ttppo'was brought to his knees, but
I he surged up again with such awful
' strensrth that he swent hi inrmenfnrs nfT
Mheir feet, and made his chains whi.-tluj
like fihJIestrins. After an hour's fiht- j
iog, he was brought icwa oa hia 5ida,
but for two houts longer he tugged" at his
chaines with frenzied, obstinancy.. He.
pulled so hard at times that his hind legs
were straight out behind him, and three
feet off the ground.
At the end of three-hours, the giant
gave iu by .-.trumpeting," which ii the
elephant's way of crying "enUgh."
The moment this peculiar cry was heard
th battle ceased." 'The keeper made
Tippo get up and lie down a number of
times, .and he , was as. obedient to. the
word of command as a gentle pony. The
animal tvas ihen groomed "and rubbed
off" wiih whiskey.. He aJlowed all man
ner of .liberties without so much as flip
ping an'eari 'He was a subjugated tie
phant." , ' ' - :--' lC " -T
At one stige' of the fight ' the dog
"Jack," a companion of the elephant.'
thought some'of the typing business foul
play. ' He fleiv upon Juiinson's neck,' but
was pulled off and dragged out of the
room. Jack evidently sympathised with
his friend. . . - .. '.
1 The Shiftless flace. ;
Gen. Howard states, on the authority
of the statistics of Ms Freedmen's Bu
reau, ihat despite ihe terrible drouihbf
1566 and the constant failure of crops
and discouragement of farm laborers,
and despite the damaging rains and the
overflow in the Mississippi Valley dur
ing the present yar, ihe' coiion crop of
1567 it estimated by high authority at
2 300 000 bales, being nearly two thirds
of ihe largest crop ever pioduced ; and
ih-i grain is double any ever before rais
ed in the Southern States, white there
has been a fair yield of rice, sugar and
tobacco. This has b en doue chiefly by
the negro labor, in defiance of any ad
verse circumstances, moral and material,
consisting in part of outrages upon and
spoliation of freedmen. by the whites,
while many of the large lanJed monop
olists of the Southern States adopted the
retrograde policy of letting the vast
plantations lie fallow rather, than employ
th5 freedmen under contract at just wa
ge?. : ; :; ..- . - ;
, D iring the present year these negroes
have deposited in ihe savings bank es
tablished under the auspices of the Freed
men's Bureau, nearly eight milliou dol
lars, which deposits are held , to their
credit, and bear interest at the rale of
six. per ceut per annum, and. are' fully se
cured, as they are invested only iu U
S.tonc-5. Besides this, they have con
tributed a fair proportion of their earn
ings to the establishment of private
schools and newspapers, the building of
churches, and the maintenance of chari
In Louisiana alone ihe taxable prop
erty of colored persons if assessed at
nearly eighteen million cf dollars by the
State authorities, yet there as in all the
Southern States.ihey are denied the ben
efit of the public schools" ihat their
taxes contribute to support.
And the race which has produced such
industrial results as these has been de
clared over and over, again to be too
thrift less and shiftless to work unless
subjected to a system of "compulsory"
labor,' within two years af;er thir e
mancipation from that system of labors
That is already better than the poor
whites ot the South hate ever been able
A French naturalist.-AI. Vulpian. ctlt
off the tails of tadpoles, and saw them
not only live bui grow for ten days, in
difTeriieut to ail theories of nervoui cen-
ires, digescve - apparatus, or circulatory
systems, uut tne memoer tnat seems 10 '
have the strongest dose cf the " vital
principle" is the tail of a rat. this is the
very ideal of life, and here, if anywhere,
we outihi to locate the sevcf- vitality.
The following'experiment. was made by
Mr. Bert. He (Iryed a rat's tail under
the bell ot an air pump, and iu immedi
ate proximity 10 concentrated sulphuric
acid, so as gradually 10 deprive it of all
moisture. Then he placed it in a hermetically-sealed
glass lube for five days. At
the end of thm time he subjected it for a
number of hours to a temperature cf
ninety-eight degrees centigrade in a
stove, and subsequently sealed it a second
time in hia tube. Fcurdays more having
elap-ed. he united this tail by its cut ex
treiniiy. to ihe freshly-cut stump of a
living, healthy rot,' and quietly awaited
the result. His success was as complete
as it was marvellous.' It commeoc-d to
expand ar;d three months afterwards he
dt-monsirated. by a second ampliation
and careful injection, that it was furnish
ed with proper ve?s!s, and was a living
part cf the second rat ! .
A young lady recently di?d in Elgin,
III., and ai hef funeral, when her rela
tives and friends were taking a last look
at the loved face, a ynung man to whom
she had been engaged, and who had pre
sented her with an ensjagement rinr but
a short lime before her death, deliber
ately bent ' over the corpse and in the
presence of all in the church; 'removed
the ring from her finger and walked off
wiiu it ! r -
J. P. Parker, proprietor of the Phrxnix.
Foundry, at Ilipley Ohio, was a run,
way s'.ave who came to town with fire
cents in his pocket.
Will yoa lend fv.her your newspaper,
sir. he only wants to read it ?" "Yes,
my boy. and ask him to lend me his din
ner, I only want h eat it."
There are 51 weekly Methodist puMi
caiiact prhis country,' . '
Tii J.i li.iHl &a e! jt.
She thought the' uiaillflj deare'r
1 " Than anr h'd cai jet ,
The a'lks and aiiiot low
'To,l--rkt liW qiiitaunejjj, .
And nodded at the bJ.' ' -9t -
',1 : "Show inarca velrtt tibbony' jit'f
. Bareoan Jttin turk.' '
BheaidT n-.at to proVvf'2
'. f.! Thea gtv ih i3T f'- - . f .
. The clerk vil all obtliaoio,
Uo tra!ed"iMi'a3lbtiVi'jr A is fi
. J At iing.tn , wiiu ne.-ii4t:on,.
She bouit a yri t i.ri '( ;
9 T f .
""'.' Yo tasseB-rl of love, vt cr
Hhall swind.l printers hera heloir'
liavend radms aoVr-' .-'.- t c .it
-i- V i ,J Ql
-!.; : The hiaingascj hand replii-V. f
' , MToui.s kuowltJaiivdnj J 7
Dt Ii oq ue h t4tttiipr 1 di S bociii.f tt
. Gan nev.'r enter bavea."
t a f 'h CTl'J
. A cross old bachelor SayVf-TL reasid
why wtmeu do 'not'iut thecselres ia
tu by tight", Jacirjr is r btcaU36-thiy,-lice
around thaxhear 1, and , lLal is so hrj
they vauuoi alfct iu'
... . .4 , k . .
'Here is an tnTeresling'SfapffitSl
prayer of a' man- whova ia'.ilx3 habirof
filling the breaks, in : his, geliten wita
ihe-kyllable ;'er' . , v . "
. . "O, Lord, we pray for car poor "broth
er, who lived for nVur iLan fryear on
itiii'Lord's aid -er, "and htonrVwi,-iath
grav er and the ether all-bw.'er.,',.,
. MY'ifej I though you 'saiif .y;ou wera
going to' have'a gdJ ror'dinti't ?'-
"So I did;' and I hav urv'p:tljr werii'
- "Where is it '4- '
'Why. mj dear aia Vyou hero for
. m'uhers coulJn'.'s'ee the remt vi till
i,,T - ; 1
' A ehfe4d counlry,Biaa j'ef 1Q
the other day, gawky, unccuih ah!'ir!J
cent appeirance, buim,' reality',1 'ii;h
his e'ye-ieeih cut.1 'Paiaitojj 5p 3dsntiHl
S t r e e 1 , ' ih ro ug h 1 h V' Jews q U fti' f g !l
was continually; .eccouoter?d -yhh jra
poriuuitieb louy. ( . ,
From almost evVry. store '. some "bns
rushed out. ia accordanca with'" an
nuying custom of that street, !-toi.8ejze
upou and try und for.ee htai ta purth
At last oue difty- looLixg.ftUoWj ca,i;ght
bun by the arm. acd clamorously urged
him to become a-cusiomer.
Have you any "shffts, V' ':hjqutfedTihe
cuuutryma:!,1 wnh'a very inhoceot igak.
A splendid asicxtraecaf, sir Step in.
sir. - Every price. -sir and (f vry -t''e'
Tte cheapest in .ihe .street, .six.V, , ,t
s,Are they cleau? " , .
"To be sure, sir. Step rd-"1" '
. "Thtn," resuir.td the P?fcniryr!an,
with perfeCl gravity. putoa oui lor
you need ii." ; ? . . - j
. The rage cf .the hop-t?ere may be
imagined, a the , countryman 'turning;
upon his heel, quietly ursutd Liiay.
. .- -. i t
An' amusing debate took place betweSil
Mr. W.. a skeptic en religious reciters,
aud a Ge.rman, Lutheran, Tlie skep.icJ
ridtcul ingthe truth of certain alHgesui
ihe bible, and "supposing hw 1 Yntagpmsi
about cornered lo'argflmect.'; asked-him
if he believed 13ilau'a '.ass .cvj-r. spoka
like a man :Th Lutheran was silem for
motnentud ihu said: "Me read mit
Jde m fjai'Von'lJaaIffrh'leic his "shac
ass, nnu sne speaic miqsi Hk'aJ inan.
Me never hear a thackass speak lk a
man taiiitsel.b'4t.mehear a fjood many
men peak shust like a shackaas."
A hatd cu?s-tomor thtii tnaD2cs oat
of Heman's beautiful sUQzaa i 7..
Men tare their tlx to talk, .
To ga, to spm tcn yaraforituhsusc ;
And parrot their to m -ck ; ' J
Uat taau hast all leasmsa f)r tk Terta:!oj
" tongue, O.wauian I , f . . ,u
- .. mum . 1 . . ., V
We have seen and read, cool proceed
ings ere now; bat tbT conduct cf th
Vermont agriculturalist was positively
He once sold a lead 'of bay ,to his1
neighbor, who contrary tVNs. eipecta'
lions, nfier sin;r it jreighed. -stayed ia
tee it unloaded. Bat a few forksfuU wer
off. when n bouncing rock rolled, from cfT
the load then anot her awl third
came "bank upon ihe floor. .-'''.
- WhatVihis ?'V cried the iuyer, in a
loud voice. . .-'
Most all herd g'ra taj.' ylarV' re
plied the deaf mm. -; t
"But ee hre."J ccrnisaJ thelother,
poiniinpr to the boulders which lay array
ed m judgnietit as;ait)?t the di?hoesi hay
man. 'what does nil this mean ?
"Shan't cut nigh so much hay thfs year
asl did last.' replied ihe dealtr ra herd
gras; ,.; ,f;
Just as be had .finished th Tat
ehcej down thundered a. rousing. ebi'nii
of granite, making a deep indentaJkn ia
tho barn floor, with one of 'it- shaip
dcgleS. ' i
"I say. neighbor .N-s. scrcsified1 forth
the purchaser of granite, vl vyanAtdfcnnw
what the-e are ?" pointing tor tie, bould
ers and the big lump of grdn'le.
Old N. look a mishty forkfall cf her'
grt? gaye it a 'toss- inta th hayloft r
ihenl leaning upon his fork, ejected Ms
hu go quid of tobacco, and rejlacec!, it '.vi:a
a frefh one ; took a view ot the fragment
of Vtone wall thai hy before fcim, an I
with one of ihe b!a:,dest srhre3Xtehcdi
TLem 'erisroc'J.,,. i i
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