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LIBERTY AND UNION, ONE AND INSEPARABLE. NOW AND FOREVER."
BROWNVILLE, NEBRASKA, THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 20, 186.
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T V. Tiptow, U. S. Senur, Brownvilie,
jM. Thayer, ' " Omaha.
John Ta e. Ret rese&tativeitekota City.
David BrutR, Governor. Pawnee City.
Tiros P. Kekkard, Secretary, Omaha.
jobs Gillespie, Auditor, Omaha.
ArcrsTrs Koistz. Treasurer.
B. 8. K-NOX, Librarian, Omaha.
O P. MasOK, Ju'ipeof lu Judicial District,
WM-H. Hoover, District Clerk furXeuaha Co.
Val- T- Majors, Senator. Peru, Nemaha Co.
ito Crow, Hej rerentative, l'airview do
3nis Valiteu, d Brownvilie, do
Out llAVWdon, do Grant, do 1
yi. Daily, do Tera, do
TJMTED STATES DIRECTORY. .
if M Atkikson, Register. U.S. Land Office,
joiinI-. Carsos, Receiver. J Browuviile.
S F.Tvtti-E, I" S. A. AfC8ur, Brownville.
D. ilARkJI, Post Vaster. Browuviile.
Jl. Bun, Register in Bankruptcy.
James J. 11 acker. Clerk aLd ResUter of Deeds.
6. W. Bbatto, Treasurer.
X. W. JJoroak Probate JnUe.
jiavidsos Plasters, SnerldT.
v f.-w right. Surveyor.
F. G1Tolmes. )
Thillip tTARR, County Commissioners
J. L MV.EE. )
Bernard Ottens, Coroner.
is S. CncRCH. Mayor.
11. McCreerv, Clerk.
, BOYD, Marshall.
s Hack er, Collector.
W M .
K. Hoover, Treasurer.
. U KLILER,
. morcjak, i
First TJaptist. Service on Serend Sunday and
,-ef.WiR Saturdav ot each tr.-nih al 2 o'clock P. M
ittne Sletin-dlht church in Browuviile. Bev.it. K.
Methodist Epifcopftl. Services every Sunday,
at 10 1-2 A. M , aud 6 -1 P. M. Prayer Mertin every
fhurfid- efiii"i Sunday SoWl every SaLuath at
l-SA ii. liev. W. 3. BLACKBt'JIX. Pastor.
EniRopal - Services in KcPhersoti'a 1111 every
tt.er Snnlav at 10 1-2 A.M., aud every Suudy at
S1-2P M. SiHid.iv Schc-ol at 2 1-4 T. M- every Suii
v Rt. Rev (i. R. PAVI9, Mtspicnary.
' First Presbyter.nn Services every Sunday at
K) 12 A. M. and i-2 P. M. ; Sunday School at 2 1.4
P 11 ; p'raver meeting every Wednesday at 7 P. X.
Jlev. JOHN T. CAIBJ). Pa. tr.
irrlval and Departure of Malls.
Eastern Mail arrive dav if, e xcent Sauday, at 1, p. m.
. d.i.arta " . " I 1-2
Korttern Mail arrives " " " at l p m
ceparts " " " at 11-2"
WeRtern Mail arrive every Wednesday at 4, p. m.
departs every M Miday at 8, a. m.
Orant M?il arrives every Tuesday at 6, p. m.
departs every Wedoe.Mlay at 8, a.m.
EoekDOrt Mail arilves every Saturday at 3, i. m.
. " departs " " 3 1-2, p.m.
rpri Di will oblige l ypetlinfj their mall in fully
b;fu hi ur befote lie depa't'ireof mails,
om e oien Suudaya.rora fi to 9, a. w ,and !roj 4 to
r'P'm" A.I). MARSH, P. M.
'Nemaha Valley Looge So. 4, A F&. A M meets
tesularly tn the Masonic Hall on ti e 1st snl 3d Satur
4... ,.f e.it, m-nth. T W. E El) FORD, W. M.
j. H. Morrison. Secretary.
Brownville Lodge, lOcf OF, Meets regularly
tery Tuesday evening in tte Maiiiic Hall.
n. C. LETT, N. O.
G. W Fairdrotiier, Sc.
Erownvjlle Loi-GE, I Oof GT, meets regularly
tveiy Friday evening in the Masonic Hall.
JAUVIS S. CUCRCU, W. C. T.
W. D. Blackbu&x, W. 5.
O A R Post Ko.l, 2k"eii:al.a Coucty, meets every
alternate Thursday, tn Browuviile, over Doraey &.
Bro's CtotLig Store, at 7, r. m.
Capt. O. B. HEWETT, P. C.
W P. Blackburn, P. A.
HARM OX IA Meets every Wednesday evening in
the hall west of Telegraph Oftke. McP;, ergon's Block.
LOUIS WALDTER, Prea.
Chris narBOLDT, Sec.
Browkviilc Literary Association Meets
every Thursday evening at 7, P. M.
J. U. BROADT. P-es.
J. T, Patch, Sec.
Western Ckiok Telegraph Co any Office
In M Pherfcon's Block. J. K. BEAR, Operator.
HOLLADAY & CO.,
Wbole5ai.e and Bet all Deaier In
DKUGS, MEDICINE, PAINT, OIL, &c,
P. O Building, Main St.,
WM. H. McCREERY, .
Wholesale and Retail Dealer in
Drugs, Books, Wall-paper and Stationery,
Corner Main and Ut Sis.,
rONFEGTIONEUY AND TOY STORE
i'resh Bread, Cakes, Oj.tcr , Fruit, 4c, oa hand.
Southside Main bet ween 1st and 2d otreeti,
BROWNVILLE, N EBB A SKA.
J. P. DEUSER,
Confecliouaries, Toys, Notions, &c,
Main bet. 1st and 2JSti.,
jroprietor f the CITY BAKERY. Fancy Wed
dingCaks furniPlied on short notice. Dealer
In Cocfectionaries. Fruits and best Family Flour.
Xaiu Strett let. lf andZd,
J. H. BAUER,
.Manufacturer and Dealer la
IURXESS, BRIDLES COLLJRS
Mending done to oider attisfaction guarrantied.
Shop on Main bet. Ut and 2d it..
. Manufacturer and Dealer in
HARNESS, BRIDLES, COLLARS,
Whips and Lashes of every description, Plastering
- Hair. Cash paid for Hides. s
Corner Main and 2d Sta.,
ER0W5VILLE, . NEBRASKA.
W. D MAHIN,
- AfjRartirer and Dealer t'a aU kind of
Saddles, Harness, Whips, Collars, &jc.
,SznuJs pteot Trace Buckles,
Niion's Patent Trace Buckles..
Aorl Side Zlai Street,
C MRS. J. M.. GRAHAM,
TEACHER- OF MUSIC
A.LS50K S CIVEN THE JIANO, ORGAN,
MELODEON. GUITAR AND VOCALIZATION.
Jfarmj hnd eicht ytart experirnrt e$ Teacher of
Mut'.ctw Xcw York it confident of giving talit faction.
.Rooms Main, bet. 4th & 5th sts.
.My BROWSf'JLLE, XLEB.ASK4.
D. O. CR0S3
STEVENSON & CROSS Proprietors,
On Levee St., between Main & Atlantic,
This FJoase is convenient to the Steam Boat
Landing, and the business part of Town. The best
accommodations in the City. No pains will be
iparea in making guesu comfortable.
iSGood Stabb and Corral convenient
to the House.
MICHAEL FINK, Proprietor.
Soathside Main between t at and 2nd street,
Meals at a!I Honrs, or for Regular Boarders, at
me usual ratjs. lz-il-lj
Ii. D. ROBISON", Proprietor. .
A good Feod and Livery Stable in connection with the
Hocse.. Front street, et-e iwen Main and Water,
J. W. BLACKBURN, M.D.
pENSION JJXAMININQ gUBGEON.
Tenders his professional service to the citizens cf
Brownville and vicimfy.
OFFICE AT CITY DRUG STORE.
Night calls at hJs Residence south side of Atlan
tio between 1st and 2nd streets.
II. L. MATHEWS,
PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON,,
. CITV DRTJa STORE,
A. S. HOLLADAY, M D.
(Graduated in 1551 ; Located in Brownville in 1956 )
Physician, Surgeon and Obstetrician,
Dr. II. has on hand complete sets of Amputat
ing, Trephining and Obstetrical instruments.
Oflce: IlollaaayJt Co's Drug Store, P. O.
P. S. Sperv'al attention given to Obstetrics and
the diseajes of worucn and children. x-44-ly
C. F. STEWART, M. D.
PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON,
outh East corner of Main and First Streets
i ffice Hours 7 to 9 a. x . and 1 to 2 and to
J. H. BESON,
Will do BLACKSM1TIIIXG of all kinds.
AfaJtft Horte Shnernrf. Ironing of Wagon and Sleight
and Macliint Work a Specialty.
Shopon Main St., west of McPherson's Block,
J. W & J. C. GIBSON,
B la A C K S M I T II S
SHOP on 1st betvreen Main aud 2d,
All Work done to order Satisfaction Guarrantied.
Shop on Water Street South cf American House
S7"Custom Work ot all kinds solcited. 12-12
VIRGIL S. HALL,
Attorney and Counsellor at Law.
Office over Dorsey 4 Bro's Clothing St. re Main St.,
T.W.Tipton O.B.lIewttV J.S. Church
TIPTON. HEWETT & CHURCH,
Attorneys at Law..
X. W. THOMAS.
J. n. BBOADT.
THOMAS & BROADY
Attorney at Law Soliciter in Chancery
Office over Dorsey'a Clothing Store,
ATT O Xi 3SJ" TlZ A.T LAW,
NEBRASKA CITf, NEBRASKA.
CHESTER F. NYE,
A TTORXE Y JIT LAW,
WAR CLAIM AGENT,
, TAWNEE CITY, KELBAHKA.
A. D. MARSH,
NEWS DEPOT NO- I.
SCHOOL BOOKS, STATIONERY, &c.
Post Office, Main St.,
T. C. HACR.
1. 6. CHCRCII.
J. L. COLHAPP
HACKER, CHURCH & CO.,
Book-Sellers, Stationers and News Agents,
South side Main Street,
JOHN C. DEUSER,
STOVES, TINWARE, PUMPS, &c.
Opposite McPherson'e B'ock, '
Manufacture nd Dealer in
TIXWARF., STOVE!. HARDWARE CARPEN
TER'S TOOLS HLACRSM1IWS
McPherson'a BlockBrcwnville, Keb.
BOOTS & SHOES.
BOOT AND SHOE -MAKER,
Main Street 2 doors below the southeast corner of 2nd,
BB.0 VNVILLE, NEBRASKA.
Has on baud a superior stock of Boots and Shces
and the best material and ability fordoing
lJCimtom Wort done Kith neatnet and ditpalch.
A. ROBINSON, .
BOOT AND SHOE MAKER,
Main Between 1st & 2d Street
Takes this method of informing the public that
he has on hand a splendid assortnant of Gent s and
Ladie s AlisEss and Chlldrens s ,
BOOTS & SHOES.
2"Custoa ork done with neatness aud dispatch'T
Repairing done on short notice, 10-30 fann
Goods," Groceries gg & Notions.
oot of Main Street near Levee,
WM. T. DEN.
Wholesale and Retail dealer In
Corn Planters. Plows. Stoves. Furnituw.
COMMISSION A XD FOR WA RDIXG MER CHANT
Main street bet. Levee and 1st,
' BROWNVILLE, NEBRASKA.
ir&t maft't price paid for Hides, Pelts, Furs and
.Produce, oy WM. T. DEIST.
G. M. HENDERSON,
Dealer In Foreign and Domestic
DRY GOODS AND GROCERIES
Main bet. 1st and 2d Sts.,
BEER HALL, LUNCH ROOM
AND LIGHT GROCER Y STORE,
Main bet. 1st and 2d Sts..
J. L. McGEE & CO.,
McPherson's Block, Main street,
J. C. McNAUGIITON,
Notary Public and Conveyancer,
Agent for " National -Life" and "Hartford Live
ojic. iifurancc-- ;ompamet.
Office in J. L. Carson's Bank,
BROWNVILLE , NEBRASKA.
R. F. BARRETT,
GENERAL LAND AGENT, AND
LAND WARRANT BROKER,
Will attend to navinrr Taliot fur VnD.ru!.Unii i.
aonal atteatlon given to making Locations. Lands,
imprcved and ucimnroved, for sale on reasonable
United states expeess company.
J. X. OARSON, AGENT,
Office Carson's Bank, Bkow.vviile, Nebraska
Carries Freight, Money and Small Packages to all
parts 01 the United States.
E. H. BUR CUES,
Will the coming Spring plant crops in Gardens and
nltlvate same by contract. Will also have on hand
weet Potato, Cabbage, Tomato & Pepper plants for sale
WORTHING & WILCOX,
Anddtalert in all kinds of Grain for which they pay
me mgactr jierKCI frtce tn cas.t.
GEO. W. POKSET. LUTHER IIOAPLEY. CfJAS.G. DORSET
DORSEY HOADLEY & CO..
REAL ESTATE AGENTS, AND
DEALERS IN LAND WARRANTS AND AG
RICULTURAL COLLEGE SCRIP.
CCice in Land Office Build:ncr,
Bny and sell Improved and unimproved Lands. Bny,
sell and locate Land Warrants and Agricultural Col
ieire Scrip Make careful selections of Government
Lands for Location, Homesteads, and Pre eruptions. -Attend
to contested Homesteads and Pre-emptiun cases
in the Land Office. Lettera of inquiry promptly and
carefully answered. Correspondence solicited. 26tf
OPPOSITE DEUSER'S TIN-SHOP,
' BROWNVILLR, NEBRASKA.
WAGONS, BTJGOIES, PLOWS, CUIiTI
VII O liS, &.c, Repaired on short uotice, at low rates
and warranted to give satisfaction. x-13-fn nn
Tax Collector for the City of Brownville,
Will attend to the payment of Taxes for non-resident
land owners in Nemaha County. Corres
Office ou Main bet. 1st and 2d,
SMITH P. TUTTLE,
U. S. Asistant Asesscr and Claim Agent. Will at
tend to the Prosecution of Claims before the Depart
ment for Ad liountn. Buck Paij and Pensions Also,
to the Collection of Semi-Aunual dues on Pensions,
OQJce over Carsons Bank Mala street,
Persons wishing Pictures executed in the latest style
of the Art will please call at my Art Gallery.
Main stteet bet. 1st and 2d street,
J. W. SMITH
BARBER AND HAIR DRESSER
Main St., 5th door from S W cor 2nd St.
GATES S; BOUSEFIELD,
BRICKLAYERS & PLASTERES
Will take contracts for Bricklaying, Plastering,
building Cistern, and do anything in their line
in the most satisfactory and workmanlike manner.
KEISWETTER & EARSMAN,
CITY MEAT MARKET,
Main bet. 1st and 2nd Sts.,
J. V. D. PATCH.
Manufactnrer and Dealer in
CLOCKS, WATCHES, JEWELRY,
Silver and Silver-Plated Ware Constantly on hand
all varieties of Spectacles. Repairing done in the
neatest style, and at short notice. Charges moderate.
Work warranted. City Ding Store,
W. H. KIMBERLIN,
OCULIST AND AURIST.
Will Treat all Diseases of tie Eye and Ear.
Room ut tie Star Hotel,
Tenders his services to the citizens of tfcis city acd
vicinity. May he consulted attha above place fnm th
1st to the Hth of each month. And at rtie Salem Uot.se,
Salem, Richardson county. Nebraska
from the 10th to the last uf each raonUa. 12-Illy
17or a ohoice ar icle of Tea, go to
t SWAN" & BRO'S.
Stoctware. Baskets, Washboards, Lanterns Ac. n
.SWAN & BROTHER'S
From the Fairy Boh of AU Nations. By Edouard
Aiboulaye, Maaber of te Institute of France.
Translated It Jary L. Booth. Published bg Har
per and Brothtr.
YV0S AND FLNETTE,
A FAJU TALE OF BRITTANY.
Poor Finette, seated on the sea-ehore,
waited all dayloDg for Yvon, but Yvon
did not come. The eua was settiDg in
the fiery wives, when Finette rose,
sighing, and took the. way to the castle
in her turn. She had not walked long
in a steep road, bordered with thorn
trees in blossDm, when she found herself
in front of a wretched hut, at the door
of which stood an old woman about to
milk her cow. Finette apprcached her,
and making a low courtesy begged a
shelter for the night.
The old woman looked at the stranger
from head to foot. With'her buskins
trimmed with fur, full red polticoat, her
bluejacket edged with jet. and her di
adem, Finette looked more like an Egyp
tian princess than a Christian. The
old won.aa frowned, and shaking her
fist in the face of the poor forsaken girl,
"Begone, witch!" she cried; "there is
no room for you in this honest house."
"My good mother," said Finette,
"give me only a corner of the stable."
"Oh,' said the old woman, laughing,
and showing the only tooth she had left,
which projected from her mouth like a
bear's tusk, "so You want a corner of the
stable, do you ? Well, you shall have it
if you will fill my milk-pail with gold."
"It is a bargain, ' said v inette, qui
etly. She opened a leather purse which
she wore at her belt, took from it a gold
en bullet, and threw it into the milk-pail,
aymg : .
"Golden bullet, precious treasure,
Save mo if it be thy pleasure."
And behold the pieces of gold began to
dance about in the pail ; they rose higher
and higher, flapping about like fish in a
net, while the old woman on her knees
gazed with wonder at the sight.
When the pail was full the old woman
rose, put her arm through the handle,
and said to Finette. "Madam, all is
yours, the house, the cow, and all the rest.
Hurrah ! I am goig to the town to live
like a lady with nothing to do. Oh dear,
how I wish I were not more than sixty J"
And, shaking her crutch, without looking
backward, she set out on a run toward
Finette entered the house. It was a
wretched hovel, dark, low, damp, bad-
smelling, and full of dust and spiders'
webs a horrible refuge for a woman ac
customed to living in the giant s grand
Castle. Without seeing trouble, Fi
nette went to the hearth, on which a few
green . boughs were smoking, took an
other golden bullet from her purse, and
threw it into the fire, saying,
"Golden bullet, precious treasure,
Save me,if it be t jy pleasure."
The gold melted, bubbled up, and spread
all over the house like, running water,
and behold, the whole cottage, the walls,
the thatch, the wooden rocking-chair,
the stool, the chest the bed, the cow's
horns, every thing, even to the spiders
in their webs, was turned to gold. The
house shone in the moonlight, among
the trees, like a star in the night.
'When Finette had milked the cow
and drank'a little.nev millk, she threw
herself on the be,d without undressing,
and, worn cut by the fatigue of the day,
fell asleep in the"midst of her tears.
Old women do not know how to hold
their tongues, at least in Brittany. Fin
ette's hostess had scarcely reached the vil
lage when she hastened to the house of
the steward. He . was an important per
sonage, who had more than once made
her tremble when she had driven her
cow into her neighbor's pasture by mis
take. The steward listened to the old
woman's story, shook his head, and said
that it looked like witchcraft; then he
mysteriouslybrought a pair of scales and
weighed the guineas, which he found to
be genuine and of full weight, kept as
many of them as he could, and advised
the owner to tell no one of this strange
adventure. "If it should come to thf
eurs of the bailiff or the seneschal,"
said he, ''the least that would happen to
you, nioiher, would be to lose every one
of those beautiful bright guineas. Jus
tice is impartial; it knows neither favor
nor repugnance ; it lakes the whole."
The old woman thanked the steward
for his advice, and promised to follow it.
She kept her word so well that she only
told her story that evening to two neigh
bors, her dearest friends, both of whom
swore on the heads of their little children
to keep it secret. It was a solemn oath,
and so well kept that at noon th next
day there was not a boy of six m the vil
lage that did not point his finger at the
old woman, while the very dogs seemed
to bark in their language, "Here is the
oLd woman with her guineas."
. A girl that amuses herself by filling
milk-pails with gold is not to be found
every day. Even though she should be
something of a witch, such a girl would
none the less be a treasure in a family.
The steward, who was a bachelor, made
this wise reflection that night oa going
to bed. Before dawn he rose to make
his rounds in the direction of the stran
ger's cottage. By the first gleam of day
he spied something shining in the dis
tance like a light among the woods. On
reaching the place he was greatly surp-
rised to find a golden cottage' instead of
the wretched hut tha had stood there
the day before. But, on entering the
house, he was much more surprised and
delighted to find a beautiful young girl,
with raven hair, setting by the window,
and spinning from her distaff with the
air of an empress.
Like all men, the steward did himself
justice, and knew, at me bottom of his
heart, that there was not a woman in
the world that would not be too happy to
give him her hand. Without hesitating,
therefore, he declared to Finette that he
had come to marry her. The young
girl burst out laughing; upon which the
steward flew into a passion.
"Take care!" said he, in a terrible
voice; "I am the master here. No one
knows who you are or whence you came.
The gold that you gave the old woman
has raised suspicions. There is m8gic
in this house. If you do not accep: me
for a husband this very instant I will ar
rest you, and before night, perhaps, a
witch will be burned before Kerver
"You are very amiable," said Finette,
with a charming grimace ; "you have a
peculiar way of paying court to ladies.
Even when they have decided 'not to re
fuse, a gallant man spares their blush
"We Ereton3 are plain-spoken people,"
replied the steward ; "we go straight to
the point. Marriage or prison, which
do you choose ?"
"Oh!" cried Finette, laying down the
distaff, " there are the fire-brands falling
all over the room."
"Don't trouble yourself,"said the stew
ard, 'I will pick them up."
"Lay them carefully on the top of the
ashes," returned Finette. "Have you
the tongs ?"
"Yes," said the steward, picking up
the crackling ccals.
"Abracadabra J" cried Finette, rising,
"Villain, may the tongs hold you, and
may you hold the tongs till sunset !"
No sooner said than done. The wick
ed steward stood there all day with the
tongs in his hand, picking up and throw
ing back the burning coals that snapped
irr his face, and the hot ashas that flew
in his eyes. It was useless for him to
shout, pray, weep, and blaspheme ; no
one heard him. x If Finette had staid at
home she would doubtles have taken pity
on him ; but after putting the spell upon
him she hastened to tl e sea-shore, where,
forgetting every thing else, she watched
for Yvon in vain.
The rripment that the sun set the tongs
fell from the steward's hand. He did
not stop to finish his errand, but ran a3
if the devil or justice were at his heels.
He made such leaps, he uttered such
groans, he was so blackened, scorched,
and benumbed, that every one in the vil
lage was afraid of him, thinking that he
was mad. The boldest tried to speak to
him, but ne 3ed without answering, and
hid himself in his house, more ashamed
than a wolf that has left his paw in the
trap. At evening, when Finette return
ed home in despair, instead of the steward
she found another visitor little less for
midable. The bailiff had heard the
story of the guineas, and had also made
up his mind to marry the stranger. He
wa3 not rough, like the steward, but a
fat, good-natured man, that could not
speak without bursting into a laugh, ehov
ifg his great yellow teeth, and puffing
and blowing like an ox, though at heart
he was not less obstin'ate or less threaten
ing than his predecessor. Finette en
treated the bailiff to leave her alone.
He laughed, and hinted to her, in a
good-natured way, that, by right of the
office, he had the power to imprison and
hang people without process of law. She
clasped her hands, and begged him with
tears to go. For his only answer he
took. a roll of parchment from his pocket,
wrote on it a contract of marriage, and
declared to Finette that, should he stay
all night, he would not leave the house
tilt 6he had signed the promise.
"Nevertheless," said he, ''if you do
not like my person, I have another parch
ment here on which I will write an agree
ment to live apart ; and if my sight an
noys you, you have only to shut your
"Why," said Finette, "I might decide
to do as you wish if I were sure of find
ing a good husdacd in you ; but I am
"Of what, my dear.child ?" asked the
bailiff, smiling, and already as proud as a
"Do you think," said she, with a pett
ish air, " that a good husband would
leave that door wide open, and not know
tnat his wife was freezing with cold ?"
"You are right, my dear," said the
bailiff; "it was very stupid in me. I
will go and shut it."
"Have you hold of the knob?" asked
"Yes, my "charmer," answered the
happy "bailiff; "I am just shutting the
"Abracadabra " cried Finette. May
you hold the door, viliiao, and may the
door hold you till daybreak."
Aud behold, the door opened and thut,
and slammed against the walls like an
eagle Oapping its wings. You may judge
what a dance the poor captive kept up
all night. Never had he tried suc'i a
waltz, and I imagine that he never wish
ed to dance a second one of the same
sort. Sometimes the door swung open
with him in the street ; sometimes it flew
back and crushed him against the wall.
He swung backward and forward, scream
ing, swearing, weeping, and praying,
but all in vain ; the door was deaf, and
At daybreak his hands unclasped, and
he fell into the road head foremost.
Without wailing to finish his errand, be
ran as if the Moors were afier him. He
did not even turn round for fear that
the door might be at his heels. Fortunate
ly for him, all were slill asleep when he
reached the village, and he could hide
himself in bed without any one seeing
his deplorable plight. This was a great
piece of good fortune for him, for he
was covered with whitewash from head
to foot, and so pale, haggard, and trem
bling that he might have been taken for
the ghost of a miller escaped from the
When Finette opened her eyea she
saw by her bedside a tall man dressed in
black, with a velvet cap and a sword. It
was the seneschal of the barony of Ker
ver. He stood with his arm3 folded
gazing at Finette in a way that chilled
the very marrow of her bones.
What is your name, vassal?" said he,
in a voice of thunder.
"Finette, at your service, my lord," re
plied she, trembling:
"Is this house and furniture yours ?"
"Yes, my. lord, every thing, at your
"I mean that it shall be at my service,"
returned the seneschal, sternly. "Rise,
vassal! I do you the honor to marry you,
and to take yourself, your person, and
your property under my guardianship."
"My," lord returned Finette, "this is
much too great an honor for a poor girl
like me, a stranger, without friends or
"Be silent, vassal !" replied the senesc
hal. "1 am your lord and master; I
have nothing to do with your advice.
Sign this paper."
"My lord," said Finette, "I don't know
how to write."
"Do you think that I do, either?" re
turned the seneschal, in a voice that shook
the house. "Do you take me for a clerk?
A cross that is the signature cf gentle
He made a large cress on the paper,
and handed the pen to Finette.
Sign," said he. "If you are afraid to
make a cross, infidel, you pass death sen
tence, and I shall take on myself to
execute it. He drew his heavy sword
from the scabbard as he spoke, and threw
it on the table.
For her only answer Finette leaped
oui of the window and ran to the stable.
The seneschal pursued her thither; but
on attempting to enter, ah unexpected
obstacle stopped him. The frightened
cow had backed at the sight of the young
girl, and stood in the doorway with Fi
nette clinging to her horns, and making
of her a sort of buckler.
"You shall not escape me, sorceress!"
cried the senschal, and, with a grasp like
that of Hercules, he seited the cow by
the tail, and dragged her out of the
"Abracadabra! cried Finette "May
the cow's tail hold on, villain, and may
you hold the cow's tail till you have been
around the world together."
"And behold, the cow darted eff
like lightning, dragging the unhappy
seneschal after her. Nothing stopped
the inseparable comrades ; they rushed
over mountains and valleys, crossed
marshes, rivers, quagmires, and brakes,
glided over the seas without sinking,
were frozen in Siberia and scorched in
Africa, climbed the Himalayas, descend
ed Mont Blanc, and atlength, after thirty
six hours of a journey, the like of which
ha J never been, both slopped out of breath
in the public square of the village. A
seneschal harnessed to a cow'g tail is a
sight not to be seen every day; and all
the peasants in the neighborhood crowded
together to wonder at the spectacle. But,
lorn as he was by the cactuses of Tar
tary, the seneschal had lost nothing of
his haughty air. With a threatening
gesture he dispersed the rabble, and limp
ed to his house to taste the repose of
which he began to feel the need.
To be Continued.)
From the Toledo Blade.
Post Orris, Con ted e r it X Roads,
(wich is in the Stait uv Kentucky.
January 21, 1863.
Last nite, the body uv a nigger wuz
found dead at the end 7 Boregard Ave
nuethe main street uv the Cross Road.'.
The poor cuss wuz rolled up agin the
fer.ee, a lyin on his face, ez dead ez Joo
lius Ceeser. I diskivered him. At fust
I thot the feller wuz drunk, ez 1 didn't
see his face, it bein a common occurence
to find our citizens in that sitooas-hen; but
on turnin him over, and assertainin the
color uv his contplecshun. I knotvd that
wuz not wat ailed him. He had died uv
starvashen, and cold, aud sich.
I knowd that nigger. He Wuz tvunst
the property uv Elder Gavitt.now dece--est,
and wuz alltogether too sooperior a
nigger to quietly take wat wuz his nor
mel condishen, and settle down to his fate
He resembled the Elder very much. IIn
mother wuz a tnulatter woman, acd ez
her son developed, it wuz observed that
he bed the Gavitt pekoolyaritfes uv feeclf-"
er in a sirikindegree. Mrs. Gavitt raised
a ruckshen about it, but the Elder con
vinst her that it wuz all right. He cited
her to the fiztological fad that the resem
tlanced okkured coz of the mother's seein
th Deekin so often before the birth uv
the child. It's my opinion that that wuz
the case. At all events, he bed very
rruch uv the Gavins, Wunst afore the
war, he ran away to Tnjeanny, and wuz
recapchered only after a desprit chase
and that chase by the entire Dimocratic
marshals uv that State. He wuz finally
run down, and sent back in triumph.
The minit the war broke cut, this cuss
ed one-fourth nigger run away agin. Ha
made the camp near the Cross Roads,
but glory! the Fedral usurpers hed e y it
a little shame left into em, and the Kernel
to whose regiment he made hie way, sent
him back to the Elder under gard with
his compliments, accompanied by a note,
stalin that the Fedral armies wuz a fiiiri
for the Yoonyun ez it wuz, ani that i:
wuz proposed not to interfere with pre
perty in any way. Thi ElJer wuz so
effected by this gecerosisy, thit that nila
and the next he only bushwhacked threa
uv the Fedral pickits, instid uv lyin out
all nite for era, ez he hed bin accuitouc?J
But finally the Emancipishen Prco.
lamashen come, and then the nigger ruij
agin. The Eider heerd uv him freeken
tly. He jined a nigger regiment, fought
doorin the war, wuz wpur:did in several
spots, and narrowly escaped the just re
tnbooshen inflicted onto cm at Fort PiU
ler. At the close uv the war he went t'a
Ohio with his wife and two children, but
he did not remain thir. It w.iznt pleas
antforhici. Ther wuz a eudJin cool in
tcards the nigger, and he felt it. Ez they
didn't need em any mere to fill quo'a
and save em from the drafts aud sich, tha
colored brother wuz the same d d
nigger he alluz was. SjitiqwiI disgui'.id,
pertiklerly ez when he enlisted, he wuj
credited to Ohio, he returned to Kenicky,
determined to file it outhere. The Cross
Roads receeved him quietly. 11; save!
a littla money out uv the servii, and
bought some land uptoards Garretitown.
and bilt onto it a cabin. Somehow the
world didn't go smooth with him. Oca
nite his fences wuz torn down, and hi j
growin in crcpa wuz destroyed. Immji'.ly
thereafter he wuz arrested for havin ni
visable means uv support, his crops beiu
all gene, and it took hi mul-J and a part
uv his household furnitoor to git out uv
that. Follerin this misfrchuoa cimi
another. He wuz at tha Corner onu
day, when Issaker Gavift, in a jhyM
mocd, shot at him with a revolver, wich
the nigger resented, chokin him severely.
The blood uv the Corners riz. A nigger
hed raised his impious hand agin a .vh:ta
man! Immejitly the Corners became in
dignated, and the nigor wuz kept under
the town pump two hour. A severe coli
regultin, he wuz confined to his bed a
month with fever, duria wich time he got
into other trouble. His cuthomas wuz
burned to the ground, his begs wuz killed,
and even his chickens wuz massacred.
He wuz skasely recovered from his fit
uv sicknis, wen bis wifti wuz me; by
Issaker Garitt at the Corners, whera
she hed gone, to gi: medicine for him.
Issaker, smartm under the chokin hr
husband hed given him, organized a raid
onto her, and I mut coufss the wuz
yoosed ruther ruff The young m?n uv
the Corners are excemric. Th? woman
wuz found tne next raornin in a barn.
From this blow he never recovered.
He hed hid a long time, and he owed
quite a number uv bill at the Corners,
wich he cood not pny. Attachments wuj
got out agin his property, and it wuz
sold from under hi ft) t &ii d e2 he wiz no:
able to work, wit wuz over wuz held by
the trustees uv the township, rz bail ngfin
his becomin a town-hip charge, dipt.
McPelter bet the place, and ez it wuz
hizzen, he wanted it. The r igger wuz
turned cut, and he wandered about a few
days aperiently not in his right mind,
and finally wuz found ez I hev described.
Dad he wuz, aLd wrnppid him in tha
blio cote into wich we fu.ml hi:n. a hole
wuz dug, and he wuz hid frum mortal
Sich 13 the froot uv Emancipishen!
When that nigger wuz dug u;. ler, SluOv)
worth uv Eider Givitt's estate wuz put
out uv the wav. His death lies at tho
door uv A Lmkiu! Htd tint nirger Lin
permitted U hev stayed with hi. kind
master, and devotid his life to hi i servu
this wcuid not hev happened. Hed he
been permitted to hev c n!ivo J wo;kia,
workin. workin, quietly and comfortably,
satisfied with his two soots uv ci Me per
annum, and the rasher.s civen him, ho
wood not hev died misrib'y ly the road
side. For when the n.jgr wuz in Lia
normal condi.-hen, he wuz nt the ttjick
uv dislike he now is. Thur w;z ihen no
war uv races. The feelin that impelled
the Caucashen uv the Corners to go
throo his crcps anJ burn his house", aud
sich, did not theD exi?t, for he heJ U3
crops not houses. He weed hev bin work
ed till old age cvertojk h:;n, ez it d.es
all uv us, and then he woo I hev bin soli
South, to end hi3 day3 q-iieily in a ric
swamp. Sich is the biiu-r froot uv rais
in em from ther normal condnhn Tha
site U7 that dead nigger tati;ii-d mi
that under no circumstances cood the rac
be elevated to the pint uv goin on with
out the protecshen uv a sooperior race.
Ther i3 a irepressible contlick aiween
the races, and the nigger mut alluz ba
the loser. Sich is the will uv the Lord.
PuTROLEC M V. N5BT, P. M.
(Wich is Postmaster.)
"All flh i srrajg," t!e?t so lay
Tha writ in of ill? sa jo?: .
If th is Le so, lion the h y d y
Of life, 'tis clour, o!J.ij ii.
The anfhor of a novel jT-t cut. wiAiri? sy
thftt har birri'ie opi.;l h-r ru v;tl;. tLa evpi-nse
herself :"te iratty c-.ral d")o--lt-;-p-'r' to: no'di
Tve way, aad a lo-", uooking Uiiri raa tut fua'
It is ein.'.l.'nt! reported in ai-.' ;u tT? einlu
that Victr Hag;, wh-n a-k-J if in u'd vvl lb a .
origin of the liotapdri faui'.lj, re; ui.'d, ' oi Ccrj-Ir
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