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PLATTSMOUTII, NEBRASKA, THURSDAY, OCTOBER 31, 18G7.
W e:e kly,
II. D- HATHAWAY,
EDITOR AND PROPRIETOR.
tT"0fSce corner JIaia street an J Levee, second
Terms: $2.50 per annum.
Hates of A deer Using
Oae'iuar (space often linos) oue insertion,
f.icn ub.e jnent insertion - -
Prefer imal cards not exceeding six lines
pae-quarter column orless, per imnnra
' six months
' thre months
iehaif eolu1" a twelve months
" " ei x month!
" three months
lecolumn twelve months
si x moutns -
Alltrmsient aderti-e:ncnta mast le paid
Jtm- We are pr pared to do all kind cf Job
oa f li.irt notice, and in a (style that w i.l give
ATTOltNEY AT LAW,
PLATTSMOUTII - - NEBRASKA.
T. M IflAIMUJETT.
ATTORNEY AT LAW
Solicitor in Chancery.
PLATTSMOUTII, - - NKHR.1SKA
c n. KING
Carpenter and Joiner
CONTRACTOR and Bo T DER,
Will do work in h x Hue with n eatness an di-pat
flp.'n short notic-.
Dr. J- S. Me A. DOW,
nAXlSH ItKTI'KSKD TO ROCK BLUFFS T'
praet.re Physic. .ir-t his prole-Monal TTi
to hi id p;itrt a.l public R-nerahy. 1'arMuUr
tt.-riiiori pniil t do-ease- of th EYK. A cureir';ar
Hiiteed in nI! cii'ahle cases. Charges moderate
am'- as oue yeai .. . J' 12
II. Ti LIVINGSTON, M. D.
Physician and fcJurgeon,
Te 'ders his prop snioual services to thi citizens of
; r"l!,iili-rn in Frank White's h tue, corner of
t'a'.i an : .Sixth -iron; OiLe on Vain fleet, C)o
site Ojurt House, i'l.ittsraxuth, el rska.
Platte Valley House
Ed. B. Mubpiit, Proprietor.
Corner of .Miin and Fourth Streets,
IIttbiiiit li, X1
This ITou-e having b--en re fitt ! and newly for
Blsbed ' fft r flist class acooUiUn.d jiioii. Hoard -y
the day or week. " W
BURNS & CO.
Pe 1 rs In
Dlt Y O OI1S, SIO C r.KI ES
A'iRIClLTLRAL IMI'LEHES IS,
And a netier.il asrtm--nt of if.'ols usual y kept in a
ti I st i-la-s country oii'fr.
ArocA, Ca Co., - -
S. MAXWELL. 8AM. M. CHAPMAN
Maxwell & Chapman,
ATTORNEYS AT LAW,
Solicitors in Chancery.
PLATTS-WiCTU, - y ED R ASK A
Ofiic acr lilack. Buttery CVe Store.
CLARKE, PORTER & ERWIN,
ATTOKAEYS AT LAW,
And Solicitors in Chancery,
VAlS ST. .OPPOSITE THE COURT 1Ol'SE
aTLOBD t. CLAHKK, r.E FOtB-T POKTka.
va w. FKris.
REAL ESTATE A:ESCY.-.
WATCySIAKER and JEWELER,
PLATTSMOUTII, - - NEBRASKA
A r.od a-.ortm.-nt of Watches Clo - Gold Pen
J-WelrT. silver War-. Fane t.oo ' Violins and -oiia
Trimming always on hand. AUwurk com
lifted to hia care wiil he warranted.
April ID, Mi5.
O. II. lP.Ilt, CALHorS a CROXTOS,
Ltt!e Supt Indian Afiin. J AUvrneya at Law
IRISH, CALHOUN & CROXTON-
The above naml pentlmen have associated
themselves in business for the purpose of proseout-ia-x
and collecting all claims a'-aint the Oeneraj
Goveru-nent, or aain.-t any tribe of Indian, and
are prepared to prosecute aach claims, either before
Counre-s,or air of the Departments of Governuieni
or before the Court of ClaimH,
Ma. Irish will derot his pergonal at'.entlcn to
trie V-UMnes at Washington. .
JC?" OtTico at Nebraska City, corner of Main and
S. ADLER & CO ,
Dealers in all kinds of Foreign and Domestic
WINES, LIQUORS AND CIGARS.
XO. It, EAST SIDE MARKET SQL'ARE,
St. Josepli Mo.
National Claim Agency.
WASHINGTON, D- C
F. M- DORRINGTON,
PLATTSMOUTII, - - NEBRASKA,
T nrenared to present and rrosecnte claims before
Congress, Conrt of Claims and the Department. Pa
tents. Pensions, Boant:e., and Bounty Lands se.
cared. tjsCbarflres moderate, and in proportion to
theam vint of the claim, a. -ii- wwujuiv;.'.
April 10, 65
J. N. WIS Ei
General Lifet Accident, Fire, Inland and
Will take risk at reasonable ratos in the most reliable
co nj'anies in the United States.
(3"ujCce at the hook store, Tia sir cnth, Nebras
C2. C3r, Heroid
lias just received a large assortment of
BOOTS AND SHOES,
HATS AND CAPS,
LIQUORS, of all description?,
And a general assortment of
GENTS' FURNISHING GOODS
Al' kinds of
Taken in exchange for Goid. Ca-h paid for
runs, hides, wiea t, &c.
apSG C. G. UEKOLD.
LETTERS FROM EUROPE
Letters from Europe,
BY JOHN W. FORNEY, Esq.
Editor of the "Philadelphia Press" and
" Washington Chronicle," and Secre
tary of the Senate of the
Fines the commencement of the publication of
Colonnl Forney's letters from Europe in Th rre,
the publisher of that paper have been in the receipt
of innumerable inquiries from those who v-ished to
know if the correspondence would not appear in
bjokform. In accordance with their requests, we
will now state that the-e letters, carelully revised
and re- ritt n, with im-.ortant additions, are now in
prea and will hoit'.y b'-iven to the world in a
larg dnod cimo volume of 5i 0 pages, by the publica
tion honse of T. 11. Peterson & Brothers, Philadelphia,
who are -piri::jr no expense to make of it a book
which bhail comi inn every fea'ure Jf typographical
exceil--nce chara' teristic of the best publications of
this firm. It will contain an excellent fteel portrai
of the author, er.raved in the flnest style of .he art,
Ij me of the bi-t artists in the conntry.and it will
be in every res ect a work acceptable to the numer
ous friends of Colonel Koriiey.
It w ill be i-ublirhtd in oneUrff duodecimo volume
of over 5u0 i ag''Sl bound in cloih. Price, il.
Booksellers, news agnts.canvas'ers.and allothers
are solicited to ord'-r at once whatever they may
want of the above work, s that their orders can be
filled from the first edition. Address all cash or. eia,
wholesale and retail to the Publishers cf it,
T. B. PETERSON A BKOTIIMtS,
806 Cbebtkut Street, Philadelphia, Pa,
Copies of the above bock will be seut to any one in
advance of the day of publication, to any place,post
ajre paid, on receipt of retail price.
WANTED Aests and CAHvassitRs in every
county, town and village in the Cniied Stat' s and
Cau id i-S to engage in g ttiug subset ibers to the
above work. ocilo
C. E. F O R G Y ,
Manufacturer of all kind of
l- it r in i t: n Asiiiii.iiit?j
Sufh aa the celebrated Rod l:re;ikin(r Plows, Monb!
Hnaid llwk-r-, Stirrini! Single and Double
Suovel-, Cultivator, aud Harrows. Repairing done
u short t.t'iiee All work wari .int"u.
II:ivuik h.ol much experieti-re iu the business. I
-el ;iMi!rit that I can K!ve preaeral s'ltinfactiou.
Please giv uie a cali b lo-e purchasing el-ewlierf.
I'lHtt-m .uth. Neb , rf ay fith, 1367.
Dour.fi Increased. Pensions due Sol-
dien aid their neirs.
F. M Di.'rinirton h-s thi day received from tie
r..,.,.r Ti.m rb- Law in full with new blanks for t) e
collection 01 ad liuonal Botitit ies and increased Pen
sioi.H. and I a ready to pro.-ecute all such claims as
maw he eiitrnt-d to bis care. ai. ana examine.
FiiHtclauued is Oral served.
r . M. UOKKISUI
P! t!sioov.th, Ang. 10. IsOi.
Ho! f"r Salt Cre k, wh re you can kill two bitds
witn one s'one. get your ura n i.rounu ann vooi
I'tnlo I at the nauie tim. ; tne macinuery i.-r mrji i
in -jerfeet order. We n-e tue Patent JIachi.n" Cauls,
which were rvn enough last year to estal li.h their
Huperiority oer the old kind, as all who used the
can testify. The supenoritv ol sir. s. 1 tkiss as a
Carder is well kuov n, aim nis service are mhi re
tained for the b. iietit of the pubiic. Wilh the above
advantages we flatter ourselves that we can make it
to the advar tace of all who want work in our lino
to come this way. D . DEAN, Propria tor.
Q,ylr) a- 1 ll 133. turucr.
OF ILL KINDS
riL Fairbanks, Greeuleaf
22G k 238 Late St. Chicago.
Jo3 Market St , St. Louis
Feed, Sale and Livery
XIaixSt.. - - Plattsmooth.
t .m nrenared ta acximmodate the public wtt
Horses, Carriages and Buggies,
Also, a nice Hearse,
On short notice and reasonable terms. A Hack will
run to steamboat landing, and to all parts of the
city wnen aesircu.
mr29 J. W. SHANNON
FARM For SAL.E CHEAP.
The well known farm of S. H. Cummins, situate
two miles west of Plattsmoutb, on the Denver road,
witn tDe timber thereto. Is Tor sale werw cnep.
Apply to J. C. CUMMINS, on the adjoining farm
Also, lots 7 and 8, block 14, in Plattstnouth.
Wm. II. JLcmkc,
ONE DOOR WEST OF NEW BAKERY,
iec27 1SC3 tf
ORCHARD GRASS FOR PAS
TURE. As our prairie grasses are eaten out
by stock farmers naturally seek other
grasses to supply the place. Experi
ments have been made with various
results with blue grass, timothy and
clover, but so far as we know the or
chard grass has never been introduced
in this vicinity. From the peculiar
character of the grass we think it well
adapted to our climate and soil. We
recommend a careful perusal of the
followicg extract from an able article
on ibis gra33 which we clip from the
"This is one of the most valuable
and widely known of all the pasture
grasses. It is common to every country
in Europe, to the north of Africa, and
to Asia, as well as to America. Its
culture was introduced into England
from Virginia, where it had been cul
tivated some years previously, in 17C-1.
It forms one of the most common grass
es of English natural pastures, on rich.
deep, moist soils. It became soon after
its introduction into England, an object
of special agricu'tural interest smcr.g
cattle feeders, having been found to be
exceedingly palatable to stock of all
kinds. Its rapidity of growth, the lux
uriance of its aftermath, and its power
of enduring the cropping of cattle,
commend it high!' to the fanuer'd care
especially as a pasture grass.
'As it blooms earlier than Timothy,
and about the time of red clover, i
makes an admirable mixture with that
plant to cut in the blos?om and cure fur
hay. As a pasture grass it should le"
fed close, both to prevtnt its forming
hick tufts, and to prevent its running.
to seed, when it loses a large prtportion
of its nutritive matter, and Leccmes
ard and wiry. All kinds of stock eat
-it greedily when green.
-Judge Baell said of it, -I should
prefer it lo aiincst" every o:her grass.
iind cows are very fond of it. Eise-
here he says, 'The American Cocks
foot, or Orchard Gras is one cf the
most abiding grasses- we have. It is
probably tetter adapted than any othet
rass, to sow with cluver and other
seeds for permanent pasture, or for h iy.
as it is fit to cut wi'.h clover, End grows
remarkubly quick whe n cropped by cut
tie Five or six dayo grow.h m sum
ler sutnees to give a good bite. I
ood properties consist in its early and
rapid growth, and its resistance tf
drouth; but all agree that it should b
clossly cropped. Sheep will pass over
every other grass to feed upon it. If
suffered to grow long without being
rn pped. it becomes coarse and harsh.
Colonel Powell, a laie eminent farmer
of Pennsylvania, after growing it ten
years, declares that it produces more
pas'urage than any other grass he has
seen in America. On being fed very
close, it has produced good pasture, af-
er remaining five days at rest. It is
suited lo all arable soils. Two bu.-hels
uf seed are requisite for an acre when
sown alone, or half this quantity when
sown with clover. The seed is very
light, weighing no: more than twelve
or fourteen pounds to the bushel. It
should be cut early for hay.'
'Mr. Sanders, a well known practi
cal farmer and cattle-breeder of Ken
tucky, ays of it: 'My observation and
experience have induced ma to rely
mainly on orchard grass and red clover;
indeed, I now sow no other sort of
grass seed. These grasses, mixed,
make the best hay of all the grasses
for this climate (Kentucky). It is nu
tritious, and well adapted as food for
stock. Orchard grass is ready for
grazing in the spring ten cr twelve
days sooner than any other that affords
a full bite. When grazed down and
the stock turned off, it will be ready
for re-grazing in less than half the
time required for Kentucky Hue grass.
It stands a severe drouth better than
any other grass, keeping green and
growing when other sorts are dried up.
In summer it will grow more in a day
than blue grass will in a week. Or
chard grass is naturally disposed to
form and grow in tussocks. The best
preventive is a good preparation of the
ground, and a sufficiency of seed uni
"Orchard grass i3 Ies3 exhausting to
the soil than rye grass or Timothy. It
will endure considerable shade. In a
porous subsoil its fibrous roots extend
to a great depth. Its habit cf growth
unfits it for a lawn grass. . Its seed
weighs twelve pounds to the bushel,
and, to sow alone, about twenty-four
pounds to the acre are required to make
sure of a good crop. It should not be
sown alone, except for the sake of
raising the seed. It is worthy of a
much more extended cultivation among
If men and women were a3 earnest
in seeking the Great Physician of sculs
as they are in obtaining the service? of
a doctor in sickness, few people would
ro unsaved. In the second series of
"Spare Hours," Dr. John Brown tells
of the terrible earnestness of one of
his patients, to get him to the sick bed
of a grandson:
I shall never forget a proof I my
self got twenty years ago, how serious
a thing it is to be a doctor, and how
terribly in earnest people are when
they want him. It was when cholera
first came here in 1S32. I was in
England, at Chatham, which you all
know is a great "place for ships
and sailors. This fell disease
comes on generally in the night ; as
the Bible says, "it walks in the dark
ness," and many a morning was I
aroused at two o'clock to go and see its
sudden victims, for then is its hour and
"One morning a Sailor came to say
I must go three miles down the river to
a village where it had broken out in
great fury. Off 1 set. We rode in
silence down the dark river, passing
the huge hulks, and hearing the rest
less couc's turning in the'r beds in
their chains. The men rowed with
!1I their.might ; they had too many dy
v." or dead at home to have the heart
to speak to me.
We got near the placp; it was very
dark, but I -saw a crowd of men and
women- on the shore at the landing
place. .Tieywere uli shouting for the I
decter; the shrill cries of the women
and the deep voice of the men coining
across the water tj me. U e were
near tha shore when I saw a big old
man, hi hat off, his hair grey, hiahead
bald; he said nothing but turning them
all cfT wilh his ar:n, he plunged into
the sea ar.d before I knew where I
wd-, he had me in li aniiS I was
helpless as an infant. lie waded out
with me, carrying me high up in hi
left er:n, at.d wi'.h his right leveling
every man or woman who stood iu his
It was Big Joe, carrying me to see
his grandson, little Joe; and he bore
rn off to the poor convulsed boy, and
dared me to lea'. e him till he was bet
ter, lie did get better, but Big Joe
was dead that night. lie had the dis
ease on him when he carried me away
from the boat, but his heart was set
upon his boy. I can never forget that
.night and how important a thing it was
lo be able to relieve the suffering, and
how much old Joe was in earnest about
havinjr the doctor."
A RE.WARKARLE TLAEiE.
The Jacksonvil'e (Oregon) Sentinel
of a late date says :
Several of our citizens returned last
week from a visit to the sunken lake,
situated in the Cascade Mountains,
about seventy-five miles north-east of
Jacksonville. This lake rivals the fa
mous valley of Sinbad the Sailor. It
is thought to average two thousand
feet down to the water all around.
The wal!s are almost perpendicular,
Turning down into the water, and leav
ing no beach. The depth of the water
i3 unknown, and its surface is smooth
and unruffled, and it lies so far below
the surface of the mountain that the
air current does not effect it. Its length
is estimated at twelve miles, and ii.s
breadth at ten. No living man ever
has and probably never will reach the
water's edge. It lies silent still and
mysterious in the bosom of the "ever
lasting hill," like a huge well, scooped
out by the hands of the giant genii of
the mountain in unknown ages gone by,
and around it the primeval forests
watch and ward are keeping. The
visiting party fired several times in the
water at an angle of forty-five degrees
and were able to denote several seconds
of time from the report of the gun un
til the ball struck the water. Such
seems incredible but it vouched for by
some of our most trustworthy citizens
The lake is certainly a most remarka
Gen. R. B. Hayes, Governor-elect of
Ohio, made a speech in Cincinnati
lately, when his election had been es
tablished beyond doubt, from which
we quota the following paragraph, as
admirably illustrative of the general
"One word as to the issues : The
Union party have been in favor of
maintaining inviolate the faith of the
nation. They will continue to stand
on that plank to the end. Cheers.
They believe that the national credit
was an important part of the national
power, in its last struggle, and the good
name of the nation is, under all cir
cumstances, to be maintained. Again,
it is probable, from the complexion of
the Legislature, that a three-fifth vote
cannot be obtained to submit again the
colored suffiage issue for many years
to come, and therefore oannct be in
any canvass before the people for a
long time. In the meantime we shall
have the experience of other States in
this matter. But on this ycu n ay rely,
that the Union Republican party will
be in the future, as it has been in the
past, the party cf progress, the party
in favor of human freedom, the party
in favor of equal human rights, the
party in favor of giving to all the gov
erned an equal voice iu the government,
and although it is defeated this year,
we remember that in 1S62, in the very
pinch of the war, we were beaten in
Ohio, Pennsylvania and other States,
by majorizes far larger than any given
against us this year. And we remem
ber, also, that in 1563, our majorities
were without parallel in the political
history of this country. What happen j
ed then I am sure is to happen now,
and next vear, the great year cf the
Presidential elec ion, will see us again
united, with 5,000 majority in Hamilton j
county, and 50,000 in the State of
TO YOUNG MEN.
Horace Greeley deals out wisdom to
young men in the following style: "I
dwell on this point, for I would deter
others from entering that place of tor
ment. Half the young men in the
country, with many old enough to know
better, would "go into business" that
is, into debt to morrow, if they could.
Most poor men are so ignorant as to
envy the merchant or manufacturer,
whose life is an incessant strurrsle witL
pecuniary difiicuiiies, who is driven to
constant "thinning," and who, from
moi.th to month, barely evades the in
solvency which sooner or later over
takes most men in business, so that it
has been computed that but one man
in twenty of them achieve a pecuniary
success. For. my own part and I
speak from sad experience I would
rather be a convict in the State prison,
a slave in a rice-swamp, than to pass
through life under the harrow of debt.
Let co young man misjudge himself
unfortunate, or truly poor, so long as
he has '.he full use of his limbs and
faculties, and is substantially free from
debt. Hunger, cold, rags, hard work,
contempt, suspicion, unjust reproach are
disagreeable ; but debt is infinitely
worse than them all. And, if it had
pleased God to spare either or all of
my sons to be the support and solace
of my declining years, the lesson which
I should have most earnestly sought to
impress upon them is "Never'run into
debt! Avoid pecuniary obligation as
you would pestilence or famine. If you
have but fifty cents, and can get no
more for a week, buy a peck of corn,
parch it and live on it, rather than owe
any man a dollar!" Of course, I know
that some men must do business that
involves risk and must often give notes
and other obligations, and I do not con
sider him really in debt who can lay
his hands directly on the means of pay
ing, at some little sacrifice, nil he owes;
I speak of real debt that which in
volves risk or sacrifice on the one side,
obligation and dependence on the other
and I say, from all such, let every
youth humbly pray God to preserve him
evermore ! "
gsSThe following mysterious puz
zle has nearly "turned the brain" of a
score of adepts who have tried in vain
to solve it.
The explanation is "a little dark e
(darkey) in bed wroDg end to with
nothing over it."
"STRATEGy, Ml ROY."
An exchange tells a novel love story:
A young couple planned an elopement;
the girl descended from her room upon
the traditional ladder, but nt the gate
they were met by the father of the girl
and the minister, by whom the couple
were escorted to the parlor; where, to
their surprise, they found all iheir rel
atives collected for the marriage cere
monies, which took place at once. It
was a neat paternal freak. Not near
as neat as that of a fond parent we
know of. He heard his daughter and
her fellow plan an elopement. The
next day the old man waited on the
young one and addressed him thu3 :
"You're a fine, brave youth, and I
don't object to you for a son-in-law.
Here's a hundred dollars to aid in the
elopement. May you live happily in
the same house, and may no accident
occur to throw the least shadow on
the sunshine of your life. All I requet t
is that you elope with my daughter
she's a mighty nice girl, but somehow
her mother and I could never travel
smoothly with her, we don't know her
good points elope with her to such a
distance that she won't return to her
loving father and mother any more.
Good-bye, sonny, and may you be hap
py." Th'ire was an elopement that
evening, of one. The young man went
unaccompanied. He thought every
thing couldn't be right when the father
was so anxious to get rid of the girl.
The father Ijcks on this as a neat ti;
of strategy for one who had never
been on McClellan's staff.
IT HO RI LES.
Fashion rules the world ; and a
most tyrannical mistress she is com
pelling people to submit to the most in
convenient things imaginable, for her
She pinches cur feet with tight shoes,
or chokes us with a tight neckerchief,
or squeezes the breath out of our body
by tight lacing.
She makes people sit up at night
when they ought to be in bed ; and
keeps them in bed in the morning,
when they ought to be up and doing.
She makes it vulgar to wait on one's
self, and genteel to live idle and use
less. She makes people visit when they
had rather stay at home, eat when they
are not hungry, and drink when they
are not thirsty.
She invades our pleasure and inter
rupts our business.
She compels people to dress gaily,
whether upon their own property or
that of others, whether agreeable to ihe
Word of God, or the dictates of pride.
She ruins health, and produces sick
ness ; destroys life, and occasions pre
She makas fools of parents, invalids
of children, and servants of all.
She is a tormentor of conscience, a
despoiler cf morality ; and an enemy
of religion; and no one can be her
companion and enjoy either.
She is a despot of the highest grade,
full of intrigue and cunning, and yet
husbands, wives, fathers, mothers, sons,
daughters and servant?, black and
white, have voluntarially become her
obedient subjects and slaves, and vie
with one another to see who shall be
tyS5Catherine Beecher, a Beecher
who, besides being a Beecher, has
written a cook book and some other
things, has come out an Episcopalian.
In an explanatory letter she charges
all her brothers with having abandoned
the fine old orthodox tenet of infant
damnation, and takes this shy at Henry
Ward in particular: "Then our young
er brother, both as minister and editor,
has rejected the theory of infant de
pravity, and the whole system based
KS?"A company has been formed
in France, with a capital of 3,000,000
francs, to search for three Spanish
galleons which were sunk by the Eng
lish fleet at the commencement of the
last century. The galleons in question
were returning from Mexico, and had
on board about 500,000.000 piastres.
They are still at the bottom of the sea,
and several attempts to get at the
treasure have failed. Powerful ma
chinery is being constructed at Bordeaux.
THU Sl'TV AT limXIGIIl.
Hon. J. II. Campbell, United States
minister at Norway, with a party of
American gentlemen, went far enough
North to see ihe sun at midnight. It
is GO degrees north latitude, as they as
cend a cliff one thousand feet high
above the Arctic sea. The scene is
thus graphically described:
It was late, but still sunlight. The
Arctic ocean stretched away in silent
vastness at our feet and the sound of its
waves scarcely reached our air look
outj'away in the north the huge old eun
swung low along the horizon, like the
slow beat of the pendulum in the tall
clock in our grandfather's parlor cor
ner. We all stood silent looking at
our watches. When both hands came
together at twelve, midnight, the full
routd orb hung triumphantly above the
wave the bridge of gold running due
north spanned the waters between us
and him. There he shone in eilent
majesty, which knew no setting. We
involuntarily took off our hats; no
word was said Combine, if you can,
the most brilliant sunset and sunrise
you ever saw, and its beauties will
pae before the gorgeous coloring
which now lit up ocean, heaven and
mountain. In half an hour the sun
had swung up perceptibly on its beat,
the colors changed to those of morning,
a fresh breeze rippled over ihe flood,
one songster after another piped up iu
the grove behind us we had slid into
Jf"There was once one very illit
erate gentleman one Peter Patterson
appointed as Justice of the Peace.
The first day his clerk handed him a
duplicate writ. "Well what shall I
do with it i" was his querry, "Noth
ing but sign your initials," was the re
ply. "My nishuls what are they?"
'Why, two P's," replied the clerk,
impatiently. Cold perspiration stood
on the forehead of the unhappy magia
irate, and he seized a pen, and, with
desperation upon his face, wrote, "700
CSrJame3 Guthrie, when Secrela
ry of the Treasury, one day sent a let
ter to a friend in Baltimore. The
next morning its recipient appeared in
the Department and handed back the
missive. ' Mr. Guthrie," said he, "I
can't make out ona word of your letter
but the signature, so I have brought il
ftr you to translate." The Secretary
knitted his brows, and puzzled over it
for some nrnutes. At last he gave it
up. "Hang me if I can read it eitherl
I have forget n its exact contents, but
I know what I wanted to see you about.
Sit down and I will tell you."
i5"Mr. Weber, one of the savans
jf Zurich, Switzerland, recently ex
amined the stomachs cf a number tf
moles caught in different localities, but
failed to discover therein the slightest
vestige of plants or roots; whereas they
were filled by the remains of earth
worms. He shut up several of these
animals in a box containing earth and
sod, with growing grass and a smaller
case of grub or earth-worms. In nine
days two of the moles devoured 341
white worms, 193 earth worms, 26
caterpillars and a dead mouse. Fed
with a mixed diet of raw meat and
vegetables, the moles ate the meat and
left the plants, and when vegetables
exclusively were dealt out to them, both
died of starvation in twenty-four hours.
Admiration. to comprehend and
demonstrate that a thing is rot beau
tiful, is an ordinary pleasure and un
grateful task ; hut to discern a beauti
ful thing, to be penetrated with ita
beauty, lo make it evident, and make
others participale in our sentiment, is
an exquisite joy a generous task. Ad
miration is, for him who feels it, at
once a happiness and an honor. Il is
happiness to feel deeply what is beau
tiful ; it is an honor to know how to
recognize it Admiration is a sign cf
an elevated reason served by a noble
heart. It is above a small criticism,
that is skeptical and powerless, but it
is the soul of a larger criticism that is
productive. It is, thus to f-peak, the
divine part of taste. Cousin.
Jr5? A foreign journal announces
that the railway from Paris to Stras
burg has now three-story cars, for firat,
second and third class passengers.
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