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deem;vii:w, douglas co., nkijkaska. Wednesday, decemrer 27, is.ji.
vol. 1 . xo. 22.
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decided that a I'o-t-Ma!er who m ulerN to
nerfnrmhi duty of civri? jeasunahle not ic
l required hv the J'ost.OIIico Department, i f
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VnH llhletr t!i? lutM.jhur for th 'iMeriri.
i. ii. it i:m.t.
JI;i oiii neil a tioardii "' hou-e at I!rl!ei lew,
for the aecoiiiinodat ion f rerula r hoarders. Hud
craslonal visitors, ho, he wll taUe plc ne
in maVir-r as conifnrf:ih!c as lies in his power.
Belleview. Nehr.tUa. i ci t i.", ''!
w. u. r.vtii.isH,
"VT KCOTI ATOH, Cllcc'or, ti ral hand
Aifcnt. C'oiiri.illni- at I. aw, A.C., Jlc.
IIj ii" an exiK-rieiice of 17 yems in the Ter
ritory, will pay prompt attention to all i-
Biiililcitioiis, post paid, in ii'jjaiJ U) tliu Tcr
l itorv. Ac. Vc.
(T Olhre near the fjovemnient huild n?.
and in rear of I'. A Saipv's hankinij house.
nelleiew City, Nehia-Va. July I '). K.
f. I-.. WATSON,
Land Ajrenl, tvirveyer and KiiineeT. Ilelle
lew , Nehraska. Iil-ly
Attorney and t'ouiisvllor ut Law, t. Mary,
Milln Couiity, Iowa. auai-ly
f, - w U.AI , A ( :,,
I'hysirian and Surpeon. respectf .illy tenders
his pVofe-sional service to the citizens of St.
Vy and vicinity. Ottice two miles tioilh--it
of St. Mary, on the Muniuilo creek.
11. TZSClll K,,
T oiiuirraplucal I .li'T.eer, tenders his profea
(iutiul hernci s to the cilr.eni of St. M iry and
vicinity a Surveyor and ltKwt in all iUv
ricties. Dilice in 1'. A. Sai iy' btoie. comer cf
.rst;ory street. aup31-ly
WATSON. KIXXKV &. RKK V,
leueial hand Ateiits, St. Mary, Mills County,
low a. S ill attend to the purchas aud iale of
leal estate, the pei f ee.tii.g tt titles, payilitax
s, dr., Alc.
3J" I uMuinjr land and i illa:e lots, t.i suit
linn nasers, on hand, fur aie cheafi. and on
iVaoua lie leiina. (HAS. I'.. WA T.MJX.
h. H. KIXXKV.
.i3-tf jos r. I'll (iitcKX.
VILMA.is""lL WILSON'S HAW M I LI..
Jlck Cretk, Mdls Co., Iowa. 'I heproprn'
tois of this mill intend to keep liunhcr or all
.descriptions const intly on hand ; also to auji-
.ulr all aneciai oiurrs lor luiunri i u. . .
ice, tor cush.
SHIS PAINTF.K AND (JILDLK.
WIV. subscriber tuning located tiiumen ai
ht. M.UV is prepared to execute order of
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every iliacripi 1011 n 1 lain, rancj, onu io..u
iiienlal J'ainting. Kigna painted, lettered aud
glided in Ibe must unproved style, and in the
neut.st rummer. I'ahonage respectfully -licit.ul.
Olliee, ot II. Myers, I'l Jilt htre.-t. St.
Mary. bTA.MSI.AI S bCUtMA.N&kV.
M. MarvS.-pt.7, '"lL
P A. SAIU'V,
Wholesale and Coiiiiiiis.sion Mei c bant, dealer
in Dry Hoii.i, llardwar. (ueeuswaie, Ulius
waie, groceries, Drugs, Medicines, Hooks and
"Slaliontiy, corner of Main and (JieKory streets.
C. K. WA'rsox, " 7
. 'onvevaiicr. Notai-y Public, and Survey,,
Olliee at tbc&ioie vt Giteuc, iiinucy,
f t. "M irv, M.lUco., Iowa. . ....
"astdu 110'i j:.
f f 'I1F. subsci iber lies pud 0 pencil this new and
X- loii.nio.lious bmbiing loi lU Kn epiioii of
the liavaUiiji v''dic, and aolicitsa shaiewf pub
lic favor. I'ronipl and elhcicnt attention will
be paid to all who may tavor him with ihcir
111 table will be supplied with the
L...t tl, mi.iL.-t kftorns.
A tood m aile ta ai-
He lied to the pitBiisc. Vlu. f'SG I'LL,
fct. Mary, lovia, war. IS, uW-U
,3 c 1 1 r 1 1 D ) d f 1 r n .
THS HAPPIEST rt.ACfi IS JTOE.
bv Iipv. sinvi. t pvi a.
Though others mi y siel; f.ir and wide
To iraui 1) 't a inoinenl of hlisi,
Disappointinc :ils their footsteps nhi.le,
In a world full of pliintoms as this.
But w ith loved ones the Messing to sh.i'e,
Ah, who woulil lie I, ui .;inr to roam,
When taught by tho joy tasted there,
That the happiest of pUces is horn !
Tiie World may seem brighter without,
With the flitter of tinsel of art j
And its friendships appear more devout,
With (he semblance nf truth to 'lie har'.
I! it so a wee I ,u tl y (.sores I sbjte,
- hr.fl f. n no vc.rn to mam,
5nee enthiutr on esitli csn compart
Willi i.,t L-picn'. wT uiy lioua I
If sorrow e'er darkens my wav,
Till the heart wear a hurd -n of p ii f,
And the friends 1 have trusted h'tray,
In the hour when most needing lelief ;
I'rom the anguish which tortures the iinnd,
To my own little heaen I'll com'.
In the unites of my loved ones to find,
That the happiest of placet i home.
HY WM. 01 M) BOl'HNIS.
I have December in my heart,
And piercing winds blow cold and keen
They rudely rend the robes apart,
In which my spring turn; hope waasccn.
With frosty band I utrivo to wind
The scattered things around my frame
And aume broad oak to get behind.
To wake my love lire'a dying llane.
The Ii ills which once I loved to climb
In buoyant toil, with hope, in view,
Have lost tin; spirit's summer time,
And Wear a dread, unwelcome hue.
My soul's wide fields of ripening grain,
That promised golden harvests all,
Aie blighted w itli untimely rain,
And scorching drouths, and sere brown fall.
The silver stream that flowed along
In joy bright day, a d ishing tide,
lifio.e.i j and the boatiuan'a oug
Is hushed uiy oar is laid aside.
The trees where oner I gathered fruit
Creak with pain of fronted limbs.
And ailliiif at the aaple.'i root,
The d. ivin sr.i y ifljtiA WiO'n. -
How fll J.fi ' storms uooo toy way ! ,.
lfo iMti bfr'a vrais from bir'b till death 1
The apiing is autumn in my day,
And imiuer bring mn wintei'a breath.
It is December! and eiewhile
My sorrowing years shall all be past !
My dying h pe, on Sorrow's isle,
Ask', '"hall December always las'. V"
The win Is sweep by, nor he. ,1 my woe
Tlie tioit nukes en at.ils of my tears
While, all around the drifting snow
In tia. kloa plains my iave appears.
Vet eoni's there, 'mid the old year' a toil,
In one faint gleam of hope's pure ray,
Ine answer, " 4o ! endure, O, Soul I
December shall be turned, to May 1"
Corresponlence of the Palladium.
New Yook, Dc. lit, 1834.
V'e liad glorious wcallier yesterday for
Thanksgiving. The cheerful suulight
shone pleasantly in upon family gathetings
in in..ny a happy homn, aud the sharp air
begot coi rrspolidi'i ajijieliles for the least
of fat things which smoked on every
board. Poverty was not forgotten in the
midst of abut. d. iiu e. Tlie ininuti s of id'
our charitable institution, fared sumptu
ously, and private bcne olence sent help
to the destitute in tvciy quarter of the
city where wan! and misery were known
10 ixisf. The churches were crowded in
the forenoon, and large sums were taken
in aid of the poor. Could thu statistics ol
public and pi i 1 ate cbari;y be collected it
would probably appear that more than
f 100 000 were given t.way in this city
yesterday, for benevolent purposes.
During the afternoon I strolled to the
' Five Points" to see the children redeem
ed flotn degradation, ignorance and filth
by the "Ladies Mission' eat their Thanks
giving dinner at the "Mission House;" t
fine, substantial brick, building, standing
on tlie lite of that den of prosiilu:ion
drunkenness and misery, the ''Old Urew
ery." The "Children of the Mission,'
some three hundred iu number, were in
the rniilht of their rien ists when 1 went
in, nnd some of the recitations, especially
those of the girls, would have done honor
lo the pupils of our best private schools.
Ail ll.ee young onus were taken, literally,
from tlie gutter, and their clean, healthy,
respectable: appearance, reflected the high
est credit upon the noble hearted women
Ind rxctlh nl pastors by whom they have
been recbiicied and instructed. A gesture
from Etv. Mr. Lnrkin, the aupei intend
ant of ll.e niii'i:',iuii, was always sufLciem
to produce profound silence among them,
in the Jidda! jf ih it noise mid chatter.
In the lower part of the building 0
large number uf ladies and gentlemen were
engaged incurving lb s iands, nd arrang
ing Ui'i tablet. Files, of tmoking tuikejs,
creese ik1 cliicketiv; n'so of pntatocs otul
.ij'jiles; the ciui'f t out of Lcf; j.icn ly
the srore ; ;nonnous ji'min rakes; Tein
ilos nl' Liln rty in Mip.ir; nnd in fuel r t
rj tiling edible, llint ever fmiirmand roiild
ii! sir.', eiK'inribci ed tlie tublrs mid even
'.lie floor of the ii;ir1inctil. wlirn the
work of 'disliii.g tij)' wu goittjj on. Wlien
tlie Inhlcs in tin; i lioolroiuu wcie ai l for
llif bi;iujuet tlie liunery multiitule were
mar.. lied down from tlie elmjiel, wliere the
Miioing bud luketi jiIucp, ami tlie work of
demolition commenced. It va m.inel
ohi ! No kni vc mid furkg were tued;
but nctivc leclli and lingers rciidred cut
lery uimeuessnry. Where the little rogues1
...ic.l mvny ti...t mh tipp!y of aoiid,
! seiui-svlid, I e not iil.tc
ole.i. Af.er In f fii more ment nnd
iirend, and vejetiil iLS, than it ne. intd pos
sible tliey could contain, they topped oil'
wiih a oorrespni, diner amount of pastry iiml
conriction.iry, nnd when at Inst they rest
ed from their lubors, it mtmcj lo me thai
.liey 'naiik nut weiiried rutlier tlun over
ronn!.' Tlie crowds of well dieasej chil
dren who had come witk their parents and
friend to see the little 'Fve Pointers'
feed, looked on with blank amuzemtnl.
Tliey hud neer lieen audi cxjiloi's per
The inelcr;i! of the feast were furn
iklied for Ilia inoct part grutuitoualy by
dossiers in the urlielc. Jiuteherf, bakers,
jmsiry cooks, grocers, poulterers, &ic
vied Willi each other in contributing to (lie
festival, nnd I presume there are enough
natibiii. left on band to furnish two or
ihree more nu ll diuinrs us that of yester
The 'Fve Points' are not yet purified.
Veteran drunkards, and bloated prostitutes
were reeling yettcrday through its pre
cincts, mid bUsphmning IIcvuu williin
hearing of the by urns of Tlwnksj'ii jg ient
up by those liuie ones. For theae hard
clird sinners tliere is no hope; but the
ribing generation may be saved; mid while
we are spendino; millions to cnliyhLen sav
ages, we should not forget the heaUieiiisin
l but xis wiliun ibe sound of yur ewu
Tunes ar inen iing here. ' Our ship
ment of rpeuie are ' duel utinj;, sound
I stocks urc Teising, nnd money is, ei.aier.
lly next spring we shall be able to look
buck and aay, "It wasn't fco much of it
storm tttfer ull."
A Wall t. Ihoker, named W. C. Pol
ler, wns umalcd yeslerd;.y on a charge of
defrauding the Lafayette Almcial Coinj;u
ry, l'a., lo tlie smoiii.t of 4 15 000. He
ob'.ained posisiou of lands lo that niii'l
uego'iialed tlu in and kept the cuili. This
is the suUtunca of the accusation. Pot
ter was cctmniltsd in default of bail to tlie
amount of 4i:0 000.
CVsr or Public Wonniir. It is esti
mated that the current cpenss of the
churches of lioston w ill amount to .-210,-
000 year. The value of the church is
about i 4,000,000. The expenses of the
different societies vary from !! 500 to
.'J 5 500 a year. The cost of public w or
ship iu the churches occupied by the
wealthier portion of ibe citizens will fcer
nge about .f 100 Suiuby. Toe clujfj
man has a kalcry of $3 000, ibe music
costs about $1,000, and the inisci lLneoiik
expenses will be from $1 ,000 totfl,5U0l
a year. The taxes of the ptws vary from
.f 8 to $70 a year, accorJing to their val
ue. The Methodists have the smallest
salaries and the Unitarians the largest.
The Protestants sects have ample pew ac
commodations for their worshippers, bin
the Catholics greatly need a large edifice
at the West F.ud. Thev are now erect-
ing spevious churches iu the South Coi
and at the South part of Trcmont street,
North of the line of Stale; Court and Catn
tridge streets, the Catholics have rot more
than one-half room enough for tl e mem
bers of their faith. About twenty sects
have place of worship in ibis city, and the
figures given above Mill show no compul
sion is needed lo jnsure a liberal support
for public worship from the community.
M.'sicaiocs Waumi.ic. The other
inoiiiing young girl some twelve or four
teen j ears cf tge, residing in the family
of one of the editoit or this paper, arose
front her bed and remarked to another gill
w ho sl.pt in tho same room wilh hu, that
the thought something tnusl be w rong at
home, i s she dreamed she saw her little
brother, and he looked if be was deail
und since she was up she still saw bis face
very way the turned at ill looking as if
he wi s dead. She dressed herself and
west down stairs to pursue her w ork: but
in less than iillecn minutes afterwards,
word was brought her that her brother had
did Uiat uiornins Zanesville Cour.
From the Arrrus.
ITXBKA8KA AND KAMA J
The poli;ioid discus-sions which have
It: Iritcii the epnntry rn !ie repeal of (lie
Mionri compromise line end tho esti.li-lis-binent
of Terriloriid govrniincn! for
Nebraska nnd Kanms Irnve lemleied nl!
the discriptions of these Terriioi ies iriter
estiiiji;, mid Sj,oeia!!y o, beoause, for po
litical reasons, 11 tide of civiip.ation has
been turned to (hat region which will fill
il up wilh settlers more rapidly t!u a;ij
portion of (he went h;ig been hcre'.oforr
For some ye.Hrs pasl businos Iu.s rr-
fie.1 flirOtl'ffT VtllloOS
r '"...., t,..,ou (iruillis Of ill
western ft ales, an lied me lo examine into ;
their resources and fu'nre j.rospec'.s.
During the paatjetr tbeae exumiieitlons
have neen extruded west of the Misia-
ippi, through Iowa and Nor;hern .M s
souii, up to the eatein boundaries of tlie
A work has just been published, cn'i
tled ' Kansas and iNebrnska," by E I. F.
II..le, which contains much useful infor-
matioa for the proposed settler, und cor-
responds with the descriptions of tlie face!
01 u. e country, climate, soil, water and
limber, which 1 had previously received.
This writer also Uates, and others have
icfonned me, lhat the esslern portions of
Kansas and Ncbruskaare almost identical
wilh those of western Iowa arm Missou
ri, an examination of which confirms me
in the general accuracy of the slaUn.rvls
I have lo furnish.
There is noporlion of the United Slates
possessing so many advantages for agri
C ,1 - 1-
cultural wealth, 11s that drained by the up
per Missouri and its tributaries.
That porlioti of the country bounded bv
the Mississippi and Missouri rivers, em
bracing Iowa and northern Missouri, ex
ceeds, iu fertility and the advantages of
wood, water and a he.dty climate, uny dis
trict of euual extent east of the Mississip
pi. Within this district, the valleys of tl e
Des Moines in Iow, and tie Pialte ia
Missouri, have been regarded for many
years as '.1 gardens ren of the ertiie
West, and have be.n filled up wi'h a pip- I
illation of RKgucious settlers, more rapidly
than other portion of the West.
The valleys of the Missouri and its tri
butaries, tho Kansas, Piutte, Sic , flowing
through eastern Kansas and Nebraska,
are equally as fertile t.i the garden valley
above named, and will now become eve
more rapidly settled than, they were.
The knowledge of the extraordinary
fertility of these districts has, until re
cently, been almost entirely confined to the
frontier population of Iowa and Missouri,
and the Mormons aud ( -diloi nia tsnigranl.
The line of forty dig., which divides
the two Territories, passes nearly through
Springfield, the Capital of Illinois; India
napolis, the Capitol of Indiana; Columbus,
the Capitol of Ohi; and Philadelphia, the
commercial capital of Pennsylvania, and
the temperature mid clim.ite corresponds
nearly wuh that of those States. The
settlers of northern Missouri and Iowa
have suffered less from the bilious fevers
which were prevalent in the first settle
ment of the other north and western
S.ates, aud there is every reason to believe
that Kansas and Nebraska will prove
The plateau through which the Missou
li river flows is elevated about one hun
dred and fifty feet above the level of the
river, and has a general slope towards
llio southeast of about three feel per mile.
Tiie upper portion of the Missouri river
has a fall of two feet per mile, while the
lower portion has about ten inches fall.
l'he larger tributaries of the Missouri
have a fall of from two to three feet, and
the smaller ones a much greater fall.
These tributaries have cut their chan
nels through the plateau to the depth uf
from fifty to one hundred feel, and hence
they have more fall than the general slope
of the plateau. This (dope gives sulh
cient current to the streams lo preveut
stagnation, aud in many places to furnish a
sullicient water power for the domestic
use of the country.
The surface of the country for more
than one hundred miles back from the
Missouri, is uowhere- level, but it iu all
cases rolling and sloping towards the lol
lows and small streams, which lead to the
main water courses.
This feature of the country it essen
tially different lioiu the extensive level
prairies of Illinois and Indiana, and li'-
w here is seen either lakes or ponds of
btairuant water, but everywhere- a well
The valley of each Btream is a "bottom
of from half a mile to three or more miles
wide, of the richest soil, but these bot
toms should be avoiJel by the early et-
tiers, as tliey are generally unhealtliy
J 'lioiiih tlie slopes of the hills immediately
1 ..1: . J
Huj H em lire en ireiy neal liy.
'Ihese valleys ure p;eiierul!y stc'I wood
ed, and the limber extends up nil ()f (he
tributaries nnd prairie hollo'v.. The loj s
of the ridircs are alvvajs de!i!u!e of tim
ber. From fifty lo ene bundled miles back
from the Missouri, the prairie nnd limber
and aberu.ite i:i bells of from one to live
miles w ide, the timber landbein less than
one-fourth of the extent of the prairie.
Jbyond these distances, timber is only
found nloiio; the lare streams and finai'y
!:Ml,;jr-U1 1 .,m two to three !..,. Ire.)
miles back. TJie exlreinc nonhern b.-.m- 1
cues of the Missouri and '.lie western
ti cini y of t' e Pialte and Ai kamas, where 1
tin y reach tho mountains, me abounded i
line lorcsts of jiine, which will no (Joubl j
at an early day, be brought down these
streams to supply tlie necessary tianli'y
At present the supply of pine lumber
for tlie country aIon; the Missouri, as
well an the Mississippi, is wholly obtain ;d
r"m Wisconsin and Minnesota
1 he tiinbr which has been spoken of,
as found along the tributaries of the Mis
souri, is collonwood, oak, hickory, and
occasionally some line black walnut.
Timber, luwever, is not reijuired
through that country for fuel, for coal is
fcund almost e ery where of good ipialily
and in great abundance.
The largest coal bosom in the world ex
lends to this region; il embraces a portion
of western Indiana, half of Illinois, Mis
souri and Iowa, and extendi, for fifty miles
or more into Kansas and Nebraska.
The exf raordinary fertility of the soil
for fifty miles on each side of llio Missouri
river would renders fair and just account
appear to be almost fabulous, and I would
hesitate about repealing the well attested
statements which have been made to me
in regard lo uihe produce of the land in
norwes'ern Missouri (and tbs eastern
Portions of Kun3as and Nebraska, ere said
to be, and must be of epial fertili'y.)
Tlw Stale Geol.fist oC M.soui i ( Pro- j
res(r Swallow,) recently informed me
mat nr iiuu traced lo its lo tiie iteplii of
more than twenty feet below the surface,
id in a recent report on this subject be
stales a the result of careful measure
inent, that, the soil in the Northwestern
Misssmiri, w..i fourteen Tret deep.
I wilt close the i HCnt coininunic: tion
with a few ex'racis Inn.
have been made by our govei..,fl(t o)jj
cers, and others, as ibey are given in .
Ilale'i work, ltf-jor Cross says: "The
whole divide bet wee;: the Kansas and the
Platte fur two hundred anu fifty miles
back from the Missouri, is soil of loam
mixed wilh gravel, delightful lo till, ami
yielding heavy crops."
Ilev. Mr. Parker, who crossed it in
1835, says: "No country could bo more
inviting to (he fanne r wi h only one ex
cep'ion, the want of wofidhiti l."
Tom Cohwin's Wit. While this cap
ital joker was a member of the General
Assembly of the S ate of Ohio, be brought
in a bill for the abolition of public punish
ment at ihe wl.ipnina post. He made a
speech whereon, to which an elderly mem
ber replied somewhat as follows :
"Mr. Speaker, the gentleman is not so
old as I am, and has never seen the prac
tical operations of the system of punish
ment which he desires to abolish. hen
I lived in Connecticut, if a fellow s'ole a
horse or cut up any other rustics, we
used to give him a leal good thrashing and
he always cleared .ight on', and we never
saw more of him. It's the best way or
getting rid of rouges that ever was tried,
and without expense to the State."
Corwin rose in reply : "Mr. Speaker,
I have, been often puzzled to account for
the vast emigration from Cotinec'.icut to
the West; but the gentleman lat up has
explained it to my en'ire satisfaction."
The bill passed without further discus
sion. JL'-JT (ircat Britain and France have
notified our Government that they intend
to blockade, rigorously, next Spring the
Russian ports on the ILlac, White, Black
and Azoph seas.
0 "A lawyer," s..id Lord Brougham
in a factious mood, "is a learned gentle
man who rescues your estate from your
enemies and keeps il himself."
23" William Hicharda, one of the Mor
mon saints, lately deceased, in Utah, leaves
At three years of age we love our
mothers; at six, our fathers; at ten, holi
days; at sixteen, dress; at twenty-five our
wives; at forty, tur children; und at sixty,
BSIOIT CLAY S HOME ASD OKAVI.
W e made a promise some days ago to
rive nn account of our visit to Ashlnnd.
We were not prrpnrcd to find the dwrll
injf totally demo'ished; but nil that remain,
ed of it was patt of n biiek wall, which
had oner served to divide the parlor froin
the library, and upon thin some half dozen
men were to work with crow-bar nnd pi k
nxe, leveling it to the ground. All, (here,
fore, that remains of (he old homestead f
(be ttn'.estnan, is n pile of brick end rub
bisdi. Wc were told that the present pro.
;n ielor of the eslate n son of Henry (Hay
is fbout to etcl on the si!e of the liweb
lio'j, a new C'lillce rf iie exact form nnd
cbraer. T.'.is wi.'I ranke some mntndii
for it. wojlt nf ilcniV;-bi ? t,-. tor.--t.
''' but it will hardly j ar..m ii. The uhl
''.,. ie niipbt. hu e been rcy.ui eH; it idio-ibl
""Ibave been destroyed. Il was one of
timer consecrate'! sdoI.i. ihese shrines of
libcrly, to which the pilgrim would oft re
lire lo rcvii e hope, and strengthen his
love of country. Aside from the interest
fixed lo the spot because of him who for
so many years found therein his home,
iherc is nodiint; remarkable about Ash.'
and. The estate parlakes of the general
character of the lands in the neighborhrHid
of Lexington, being rich and fruilhful.
There tire many fine trees in the immedi
ate locality wliere the dwelling stood, St we
can scarcely imagine a more rural homo
than Ashland once was, for such a man as -Henry
Clay. But glory lias departed
Ilerry Clay's home is razed to the earth.
It was with a mortified and disappointed
spirit that we left Ashland, and directed
our way towards the cemelry, which is
on the other side of Lexington Trom Ash
land, but near the closely inhabited part
of the city. It is an exceedingly well se
lected spot, and contains many handsome
monuments. Our chief desire, however,
was to see the grave of the "Great Com.
moner." We soon found it. It is mark
ed by no stone or monument. The place
of sepulchre, however, ii well selected.
Hnry Clay lies just where he orgut to-.
in the be irt of Kcntne'cy. The snot is
beau if n't afi-! 'pt'tit, a; -I "ho sleeps w!i
Ilis grave was heaped up ju the usual
form, and covered witiitho greensward.
It is contemplated to build his monument
on the spot where he now rests. Cincin-
ll.lli liaz. .'.! t
Wri.ts ok tiii Dlsi rt. A joint res.
olution has been passed by the California
Legislature, instructing the representa
ives uf that stale in Congress, to exert
themselves to obtain an appropriation for
. TT'PiJof wells in the Hurabolt Des.
ert, Utah a - , ,. ,
grants, cattle, anlY..for l,,B ruUet of em"
overl-nd by that route" journeying
form's. Nothing but alkaline water is 'hi.
witii upon the surface in that vicinity, and
as a conscience, it is very fata! to cattle
and b-orsrs. Or J i30 head of cattle which
started from the castor.: side of the Des
ert for California, by the Beclv'h
but 1,910 reached California alive."
trj A "spiritual marri ige,"(so called)
eamo off at Painesville, Ohio, on the 15 h
October. The bride was one Julia II ul
burt, and the bridegroom u Doctor of tho
same name. The ceremony consis'eJ of
matrimonial declarations made by them,
selves in the presence of their friend,
about fifty being present. The service!
consisted of the following pielio.il an
nouncement : "Have you seen the morn
ing sunbeam kiss ihe opening jlossome ?
Thus did our spirits meet and greet at the
first interview : and as the isible cleme its
of nature unit e and blend in one impulse,
so me our spirits alfinitized iu'o one ac
cordant living force. Whoever are thus
united by tho eternal laws of affinity,
naught has the aiithori y to separate. Wo
thus introduce ourselves unto )ou in lit
relation of husband and wife."
At a debating society in New York,
ihe other day. the snbject was, which is
the most beautiful production, a girl or a
strawberry ? After continuing the argu
ment for two nights, ih meeting fin illy,
adjourned without coming to ut euclu'iou
the old members going for the straw
berries, and the young ones for the gif Is.
A lady residing in Butler counly,
Alabama, presented lu r husband with four
boys at one bir'.h, a short lime since, and
named tbein after the (ol lowing territories:
Nebraska, Minnesota, Kansas mi Wash
j-"Please exchange," as the printer
said when lie offered bit heart to a young
Jj"A paper called the rSlianifly"
Chi'-ken" is pHhUd iji Pajtoo .O! ',.