Nebraska herald. (Plattsmouth, N.T. [Neb.]) 1865-1882, June 03, 1869, Image 1

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"Jf any man attempts to haul down the Jlmerican Flag, shoot him on the spot.
VOL. 5.
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V5"0(Bc corner Main street and Levee, second
Terms: $2.50 per annum.
Rates of Jldcerttsing
ii ulnars (space often lines) one insertion, $1 .SO
Ke.i cabte itent insertion - - l.l'O
Pti:fe t tl ctrds not exceeding six 11 10 00
O te-quarter column or less, per annum 35.00
six months . 20 0
three months 15.00
t . half column twelve months 60.00
" six months 86.00
" three months 20.00
tJ se column twelve months - 100.00
six months - - - 60.00
three months - - .00
tlHransient advertisements mast be p orln
&r We are pnpared to do all kinds of Work
n .tort notice, and in a style that will satis,
Solicitor in Chancery.
Plaff smoiitli, Nel.
"Will buy and sell Real Estaf, and pay taxes fjr
W non-residents.
Iraprov-d and u-iin-proved lands and lots for sale,
jBie 25ih nl2rl.
J V. RIWIjWS, iti i.,
(Late a Surjjeoa-in Cbier of the Army of the Poto
rauc.) PLATTSMOUTII, - -
Oilc" with or. U R. Livingston, on
Main street,
cp" tot oar i noose.
tvme reidnce eornr ot HJCimnmu
two door outh of P. P. a .. nuytt.
Physician and SuTgeon,
Tj-iJars his professional services to lit citis'-ns of
,coilntv. , .
.U.mlenee souh-ei.t eornr ofak and Sixth
OTlce on M iln street, opieit.- Court House,
f-1 1. timnuth, Nebraska.
Platte Valley House
Ed. B. Murphy, Proprietor.
turner of Miin and Fourth Streets,
riiitlsmnnihi Nel.
This IIou-!
hvi"g bs-n r tilted and newly fur-irst-cUsi
accommodations. Board by
as 'Uy or wek.
G-3H3ralTjaad Agent,
Lincoln. - -. - Nebraska.
ix-.ll n'actlce ia any of the Courts of the State, and
wi'lbuyand a -ll Keal M ate on
Txe, examine Titles, c.
Maxwell & Chapman,
Solicitors in Chancery.
Oflce over Black, Buttery k tVs Deng Store.
l-rl -
Plattsmouth Mills.
C. IIEISEL, Proprietor.
Have r. cently been repaired and placed ,n thor-
o.inti running order, uusiom
100,000 Dusliels of Wheat
? n.i-iv ror which the big est marke
fiice wiil be paid.
aug2b tl
ir,rl TAfr. Accident, l ire. Inland and
Will take rieksat reasonable ratos in the most reliabl
m .inaaies in the U nited States.
CCT 3me" the book
UltUinery & Dressmaking,
Opposite the City Bakery.
. i ... r-t ri.l i announce to the Ladiea
V 11 .".r '":.".V . that we havejusi
, ..'clived a large and ; w.lf . :oJ : Wtuter
or ns
order. Perfecnatasfaction given or nocharges,
k, u ..ii i , njn ol wora iu
Two blocks northwest of Brick School-Uouse.
TTE has a
BA Til HOUSE, free to patrong ; bis
rooms are well ventilated, ana nil i prices are
asonable. lJ uijio n.on.
Capt. D. LACOO & CO.,
Wholesaleand Retail Dealers in
Wines and Liquors,
Also a very cho'ce selection of
Tobacco and Cigars,
Main street, second door east of Seymour House,
i'i (aCir. Xeb'aika
Ara lust r-ceivinir a new stock of Genuine Old
towbo direet f rem Bearbea eoaaly, Ky., Bitters,
i:.miI. e insis.iuit ol riosrers,
V 1 W: ffc";:,T.V. W. e -eeommodit. all
. - u'. iii uiiitbp cbenwsi k
. J win f
Having permanently located at
tender his professional serTices to thj cilizens ol
Cats couDty, Nebraska. Jan7'60lf
JAMES O'NEIL Is my authorized Agent for the
collection of all accounts due the undersigned for
medical services; bis receipt will te valid for the
payment of any monies on said accounts.
Auut 14. Ib67. K. K. LIVINGSTON, M.D
IVH'ULSdLo.lVLus; lc!
I am agf-nt for the best Music I Instruments made.
Persons wishing to buy Pianos, Cabinet, M-tro-Dolitan
or Portable Oiprans, or Melodecns can pur
chase through my agency on as liberal terms as they
can from the indnufa.tuiers themselves. All Instru
ments fully warranted. J. N. WISE,
A good dwellirg, containing six rocms, a rood
celiar, and cittern, a well, stable, woodshed
and buggj shed on the lot, situate on the corner f
Seventh and Locust streets ; al-o. a two story brick
building, U3x3t, with two lots, situate on Fifth street
nonh of .Main. The above property will be sold
cheap for cash, or traded for an improved farm in
Caxs county.
For particulars apply on the premises.
Gto. B0ECK.
All perrons indebted to me are requested to call
and settle immediately, as I must and will have
them settled forthwith.
NovlOtf. GEO. B0ECK.
Having just rereivi d a rhoico selection of Millin
ery Goods rum Philadelphia, now offers them for
inspection SLd sale, at reasonable prices. Mo pains
has been spared to obtain the finest material and
latost styles.
Please eel I ard f Xf mil g at bei residence, one and
half miles tooth of i'laitf mouth. ma i26tf
WOOL. WORTH & 00.,
Binders 2: Paperdcalers.
To thi Wobxiso CLAsa: I am now prepared
to lurnih all clae with coitnt employment at
their homes, the whols of the tmif, or tor the
xjiB'e moinentn. Business new, liht and profitable
persons or either sex, and the boys a oil girls earn
nearly as mneh as men. Orent inducements are of
fered "those who win devote their whole time to the
btifine s; and, th every person who sees this no
tice, may send me tlieir address and lest the business
for ibmfclves,l make the following unparalleled
Fifty cents to 5 per evening. Is easily earue.i oy
olTr : To ail who are not well sati-fied with the
bn-ia-):-., I will send tl to pay for the trouble of
writing- tie Full paiticciars, directions, ate, sect
free, teainple sent by ni;l lor iocs. Auuress
aprS C. ALLt., aosumb, mc.
Sale StaTole,
WM- J- HYATT, Pr9Vrielort
First-rate Stabling and Wagon Tarda for the ac
commodation of the pol lie, also a good stock of
to let on very reasonablejterms.
Stable on Main street, ncay opposite the SHER
DAN HOUSE, Plattsmouth, Xeb. Dec31tf.
Feed. Sale and Livery
Main St., - - Plattsmouth
I 'am prepared to accommodate 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 when desired.
mr29 J. W. SUANNOJf.
Will be at Dr. Livingston'! Office during tneliast
k in each month. Al orders lett m ins post-
office will prompily.atten.ded to.
We nave on hand a large assortment of
Consisting of.the best qualities of
i. 1 o-relnsivrlv in Tobacco we can sell at not cheaper than any other store in the city.
Give us a cull before you purrhase elsewhere, as
we know yon will go awsy eati'fled. ,
1j. liltUJJL G tU.,
February 11, lS69tf.
B. Spcrlock, k,
BlITtS Wikdhis
Co. Clerk and Kecoraer,
Dept'x Clerk A Rec'r.
Spurlock 8c Windham,
Clerk and Treasurer's Office.
Titles Examined, and
Conveyances Made,
Taxes paid and receipts forwarde
. - V Sr.-- JO
Flatteaontb, June 1S.136S nil.
The Pular Light is a light which is
frequently seen near the horizon, bear
ing some resemblance to the morning
twilight, whence it has received the
name of'aurura. Id the hemisphere
it is usually termed "aurora borealis,"
because it is chiefly seen in the north.
A fiaiilar phenomenoo is also seen in
the southern hemisphere, where it is
called "Aurora Ausirali.-." Each of
them may, with greater propriety, be
called 'Aurora Polaris ,' or Polar
Light. They exhibit an endless va
neiy of appearances. In the United
States an aurora is uniformly preceded
oy a nazy or slaty appearance ot ine
bky, (inrticularly in the neighborhood
of the northern horizon. When the
auroral display commences, this hazy
portion of toe sky assumes the form of
a dark bank or segment of a circle in
the north, rising ordinarily to the
height of from five to ten degrees.
This dark segment is not a cloud, for
the stars are seen through it as through
a smcky atmosphere, with little diminu
tion ol brilliancy, inis dark bank: is
simply a dense haze, and it appears
darker trom the contrast with the lu
minous arc which rests upon it. In
high northern latitudes, when the au
rora covers the entire heavens, the
whole sky seems filled with a dense
haze; and in still higher latitudes,
when; the aurora is sometimes seen in
the south, this dark segment is ob
served resting on the southern horizon
and bordered by the auroral light.
Auroras are somerimes observed si
multaneou.-ly over large portions of
the globe. The aurora of August 23,
1859, was seen throughout more than
140 degrees of longitude, from Eastern
Europe to California ; and trom Ja
maica on the south to an unknown dis
tance in British America on the north.
The aurora of September 2. 18-59, was
seen at the Sand wich Islands ; it was
seen throughout the whole of North
America and Europe, and the dis
turbance of the magnetic needle indi-.
cated itspresence throughout all North
ern Aia. although the sky was over
cast, so that at many places it could
not be seen. An aurora was seen at
he same time in South America and
New Holland. The aurcras of Sep
tember 25, 1S41, and November 17,
S4S, were a'most equally extensive.
The height of a large number of
auroras has been computed, and the
average result for the upper limit of
the streamers is 450 miles. From a
multitude of observations it is concluded
that tb aurora seldom appears at an
evasion less than about 45 miles
above the earth's surface, and that it
frequently extends upward to an ele
vation of 500 miles. Auroral arches
having a well denned border are gen
erally less than 100 miles in height.
Auroras are very unequally dis
tributed over the earth's surface. They
occur most frequently in the higher
atitudes, and are almost unknown
within the tropics. At Havana, in
atitude 23 degrees, but six auroras
have been recorded within .a hundred
years, and south or Havana auroras
are still more infrequent. As we
travel northward from Cuba, auroras
increase ia frequency and brilliancy;
they rise higher in the heavens, and
eftener ascend to the zenith. Near
the parallel f 40 degrees we find on
an average only ten auroras annually.
Near the parallel of 42 degrees the
average number is twenty annually;
near 45 degrees the number is forty;
and near the parallel of 50 degrees it
amounts to eighty annually. Between
inis point auu tue parauei ot ue-
grees auroras, during the winter, are
seen almost every night. They appear
uiii iu mts ucaveustf miu us uiieu iu
the south ns the north. In regions
further north thev are seldom seen
excert in the south, and from this noint
they diminish in frequency and bnl-
iancv as we advance toward the pole,
- -
Beyond latitude 62 decrees the aver-
age number of auroras is reduced to
forty annually. Beyond latitude 67
decrees it ia ieduced to twenty, and
near lati ude 78 decrees it w t educed
. . . . .
to ten annually.
Auroral exhibitions take place in
the upper regions of the atmosphere,
since hey partake of the earths rota
tion. All the celestial bodies have an
apparent motion from east to west,
arising from the rotation of the earth ;
but bodies belonging to the earth, in
eluding the atmosphere and the clouds
which nam in it. partake of the earth s
rotation, so that their relative position
is not affected by it. 1 he same is true
of auroral exhibitions. Whenever an
auroral corona is formed, it maintains
sensibly the some position in the heav
ens during the whole period of its con
tinnance, although the stars mean
wbiUe revolve at the rate of 15 degrees
per minute.
The grosser part of the earth s at
mosphere is limited to a moderate dis
tance from the earth. At the height
of a little over four miles, the density
of the nir is only one-half what it is at
the eanh's surface.
At the height
50 miles
the atmosphere is well-nigh
inappreciable in its effect upon twi
litrhL The phenomena of lunar
eclipses indicate an appreciable atmos
Dhere at the height of 66 miles. The
phenomena of shooting-stars indicates
an atmosphere at the height of 200
300 mile, while the aurora indicates
that the atmosphere does not entirely
cease at the height of oOO miles. Au
roralexhibitious take place, therefore,
in an aimospher of extreme rarity ; so
rare indeed that if, in experiments
with an air-pump, we could exhaust
the air as completely, we would say
that we had obtained a perfect vacu
um. The auroral beams are simply spa
ces which are illuminated by the flow
of electricity through the upper regions
of the atmosphere. Durinsr the auro
ras of 1859 these beams were nearly
500 miles in length, and the lower ex
tremities were elevated about 45 miles
above the earth's surface. Their tops
inclined toward the south, about 17 de
grees in the neighborhood of New
York, this being the position which
the dipping-needle there assume.
Professor Loomis, in Harpers Jtfaga
A curious discovery has just been
made at Pompeii. In u house in course
of excavation, an oven was found
closed with an iron door, on opening
which a batch of eighty one lonves, put
in nearly 1S00 years ago, and now
somewhat overbaked, was discovered,
and even the large iron shovel with
which they were neatly laid in rows.
The loaves were but slightly over
baked by the lava heat, having been
protected ly a quantity ef ashes cover
ing the door. There is no baker's
mark on the loaves; they are circular,
about nine inches in diameter, rather
flit, and indented(evidenlly by the ba-
bers elbowj in the center, ana are
slightly raided at the'sides; and divid
ed by deep lines, radiating form the
center in eight segiments. They are
now of a deep brown color, and hard
but very light. In the same shop
tvor fniinrl hrnn7fi nnd ftil silvrt"
. t- I
coins. A him witn a great quantity or
corn in excellent preservation, has also
hoon liwravprpi
Science antX Fun Combined.
The Brunswick (Me.) Telegraph
tells a bit of fun perpetrated by a 6tu
dent attending a lecture of Professor
Brackett, at Bowdoin College. The
object was to show the reaction of sul
phuretted hydrogpn. A member of
the class had sketched with acetate of
lead two scenes. The moment a jet
of gas w:is applied, the gas acting
upon the lead, darkened and brought
out the outlices. The first represented
an old monk with bis crucibles, in
search of the Philosopher's stone, with
the devil standing over him and gloat
ing over the prospect of getting him at
last. The second scene represented
the monk leering and laughing as if
he would burst his cheeks, and the
devil with a most disgusting look hold
ing his nose. The monk had devel
oped some sulphuretted hydrogen, and
this was too much for his batanic Maj
esty. The sketches were admirably
drawn, and the chemical point will not
soon be forgotton.
Moon Photoghaphs. A writer to
one or ine XNew xork daily papers
eays : "A few evenings since, in pass
ing a water trough which stood under
a young elm, I noticed the moon be
ing full that the shadow of 'the tree
was thrown upon the water. The
next morning the trough was slightly
frozen over, but beho'd there was a
perfect photograph of the drooping
branches of the beautiful elm. Can
you tell me how this was done ? Has
hbe moon gone into the photograph
business, ana nas it been engaged id
that business for a long time past,
- j6uicu unuo
nests of iron, which are now used ex
tensively for sparrows. They are at
tached to the limb of a tree by a screw,
-l .. ,1
are ventilated trom toe bottom, and are
quite ornamental ; sparrows, martins
quite ornamental ; sparrows, martins
od swallows lake readily to them,
iney are manuracturea in rsoaton.ana
the authorities of that city have bought
They are manufactured in Boston, and
them by the hundred, to be attached
.i. - j,
to me trees in me squares ana streets.
The Philadelphia Press having dared
Mrs. Cady Stanion to tell her age,
ih.i i.,,.iin.
j -r r J - '
Stanton was 53 the 12th day of last
November. She believes she neither
paints nor dyes, nor cares to be con
sidered one hour younger than she is.
Moreover, she allows Mr. Stanton the
greatest latitude in thought, word and
action, even to being a great Repub
lican and advocate of the fifteenth
The English steam plows are at
tracting considerable attention on the
continent. A steam plowing company
has been formed at Moulin. Several
landed proprietors have recently pur
chased the fowler plow.
A machine has been invented and
put in operation in California, which,
it is said, has cut, threshed, cleaned
and sacked the wheat from twenty
of acres in ten hours, with only three
I men to work it.
At a recent sale ot autograpns in
London, a letter written by Daniel
Defoe, the author of "Robinson Cru
soe," and one of John Dryden, pro
or I duced one hundred and fifty dollars.
Gideon Welles has returned to the
sweet quiet of Hartford.
Meonlisht baptisms are becoming
popular in Indiana.
A great base ball tournament will
be held in Syracuse in June.
There was a severe hail storm in
the region of Memphis on the night of
the 5ih.
Savannah, Ga, now has a popula
tion of 4U.UUU being an increase
of about 10,000 since the close of the
Pio Nino has quarreled with the
Rothschilds, and they declare they
will lend the Holy Father no more
England contains 23.000.000 inhab
itants; its land is owned by 50,000 peo
ple It has 1,000,000 more women
than men.
The njmber of children of school
age iti the State of Ohio is 1,019.192,
only rbout 5 9 of whom are regular at
tendants. Bridgeport, Conn., has received an
order from the Spanish Government
for the manufacture of 10,000,000 me
tallic cartridges.
In March there was an arrival of
1.000 water mellons, 4 000 coacoa
nuts and 400 bunches of bananas, at
San prancisco, from the Sandwich Is
lands. South Carolina is soon to hold an
Agricultural Convention, at which an
endeavor will be made to form county
societies to import white labor.
A whale foriy feet longf, yielding
869 gallons of pure oil and more
than four hundred pounds of whale
bone, was taken near Cape Lookout.
North Carolina, about two weeks
The New York street commissioner
li.B nrnhiKitfifl 1K0 nnlino in snv nnri
i" .rr . ," .
Pf lne Clly meaicinai DanuDiiis, or
i i : 1 1 - - . e . i t AH
OIIISJ K'V't'K liuuue ui lue sate ui ex
posure tor sale or any nostrum or meu-
Northern rapntl having been suc
cessfully invoked, the Richmond steel
worUs are being rebuilt, and wil be
applied with new and improved ma
chinery, lhey are expecteu to reopen
next mon.h.
Among the incidents of the late
storm in St. Louis, was the return of
a sportsman with five dozen snipe
which he found killed by the hail. A
pigeon was brought pown in the city by
hail stones
A lad of fifteen in Pitisburgh.bought
liquor in four saloons on Sunday of last
week, and on Monday lodged informa
tion against the dealers tor selling li
quor on the Sabbath, and received 8100
as the informers fee.
A down east giil being bantered
one day by some of her female friends
in regard to her lover, who bad the
misfortune to have but one leg.replied
Pooh. I wouldnt have a man with
in U itg a 1 u v j a v uw v is a a in wu
itrn lanrcj I rianVo t rr mm m r r
One of the negro ministrels at Mo
zart Hall declared last Bight that every
dog- must have his day A logical
youth in the gallery, thinking that he
saw in the old saw an mconsistancy
cried out that there wete more dogs
than days,
At Fort Preble, Portland, Maine,
some workmen, while removing rub
bish from the old brick barracks,
found, tied up in a handkerchief S3,
000 in bills all in the denominations
of fives on the Frankfort bank of
Maine. This bank failed several years
At Talladega, Ala., a school teach
er recently sentenced a negro girl,
one of his pupils, to ten di ys cooking
pt his private residence, for a violation
of the rules of his school. His pupils
I are rather reiractory ana ne manages
m - 1.
to get an nis nouse worK aone oy
Tfae Da7erjports are exhibiting in
Boston. The other night the Warden
of the State Prison was one of the
committee appoiuted to tie the broth
ers: ana proaucea some nanacuns
, , , i j rr
wl!n w.nicn lasien mem, out tney
refused to allow the bracelets to be
The other day a large Norway rat
attacked a brood of chickens at Barnes
ville. Ohio. The mother hen at once
came to their rescue, and fought so
gallantly that she killed the rat in a
few minutes, she managed to seize
him with her claws, and holding him
down pecked at his head until he gave
up tbe ghost.
Commend me to the Christian who
when the Sabbath bell rings, consults
his consciecce rather than bis barom
ter. Commend me to the follower of
Jesus who chooses death or defeat
rather than desertion. Commend me
to him who, when duty sounds he
trumpet, is always ready to answer,
Lord ! what wilt Thou have me to
do!" He is Christ's minute-man.
A smoking bishop dined with Ad
miral Farragut once upon a time, an
after tbe dessert tendered a bunch
Havanas to the sailor, with the invita
tion, "Have a cigar. Admiral?"
"No, Bishop," said the Admiral, with
a quizzical glance, "I don't smoke I
swear a little sometimes."
Some don't think it worth while to
advertise. They think there is no vir
tue in primer's ink, and therefore dis
card it. An Iowa man wanted to find
out something in St. Louis, and wrote
to the Democrat as follows :
A few days since I enclosed you
one dollar, with a request that you
forward to me the daily to that amount.
My object in sending for your paper
was, most particularly, to obtain the
business of some of your jobbing gro
cery men. , The paper is at band, but
lo and behold ! I cannot find the busi
ness card of a wholesale grocery houso
in it! Will you be kind encugh to
inform me whether you have any gro
cery houses in your city that sell iu
jobbing lots tu merchants in the interior
and up river towns and villages? If
so, can they furnish to small dealers
at as good rates as Chicago merchants ?
If the answer is yes, how can we little
folks find out who they are and how
to order goods from them ? for I con
fess to belong to the class of very
small dealers that have not much, and
don't know much, and have taken very
little interest in meddling with other
people's business. But you must ex
cuse me a little when I tell you that
Chicago merchants have been very
clever in sending us circulars setting
forth what they are doing, and writing
us letters about selling us goods, letting
us know what they have to sell, and
the prices, and there is hardly a day
but some of them call to see us and
solicit orders. Now, as you propose
to make St. Louis our grain market,
we would like to buy some goods where
we sell our grain, provided your mer
chants can sell as cheap as Chicago.
A Washington letter-writer remarks
of Mr. Greeley that "the control he
has of his countenance is nearer what
is related of Talleyrand than any roan
we wot of it being said of the latter
that if any man were to kick him be
hind a man in front could not tell from
the expression of his face that any
thing unusual was occurring. This
reminds a correspondent of an incident
that occurred in Omaha : A gentleman
who had received an insulting missive
determined to resent it promptly. Next
day, thi.ikii-g he saw his man ahead,
he hastily overtook him and adminis
tered several pedal salutations. The
kickee remaining passive, the kicker
went round in front to see the effect.
and discovered to his regret that he
had kicked the wrong man. He apolo
gized, and was answered:
'Don't mention it. From the fre
quency of such little episodes in my
experience I was sensible of your de
monstration, but was not aware you
had made any mistake."
At which little M , of the Omaha
Herald, admiringly remarked. "Ob,
hasn't he aot the nerve!"' Drawer,
Harper's Magazine.
A curious mode of betrothing was
ractised at a certain Scottish fair, long
ince discontinued. It was the custom
for the unmarried persons of both
sexes to choose a companion, according
to their liking, with whom they were
to live until the recurrence of the fair
the following year. This was called
hand-fastening, or hand-in fist. If the
parties hus oddly betrothed continued
pleased with each other for the time
pecified. they than remained together
as man and wife for life. If, however.
either party was dissatisfied, they sep
arated, and both were free to make
another choice as at first. The fruit
of this periods of probation (if 'any)
was always attacned to the disanected
person bd equitable provision. But
our authority is silent as to the dispo
sition of the fruit if bjth parties- wer
medical Properties of Celery.
A correj poodent of the Practical
Farmer writes : I have known many
men anf women too, who from various
causes had become so much affected
with nervousness that when they
stretched out their hands they shook
ike aspen leaves on windy days and
by a daily moderate use of the blanch
ed foot s.alks of celery leaves as a
salad they became as stroDg and steady
in limbs as other people.
I have known others so very nervous
mat tne least annoyance put them in
a state of agitation, and they were al
most in constant perplexity and fear.
who were also effectually cured by a
daily moderate use of blanched celery
as a salad at meal times. I have
known others cured by using celery
for palpitation of the heart. Every
body engaged in labor weakening to
the nerves should use celery daily in
season, and onions in its stead when
not in season.
A physician tiassing by a stone ma
son biwled out to him, "Good morning
Mr. V ; hard at work I see, you
finish your grave stone as far as "in
memory of and then you wait, I sup
pose, to see who wants a monument
next." "Why, yes," replied the old
man, resting for a moment on his inal
let, "unless somebody else is tick, and
you are doctoring them, and then
keep right on.
There was a boy who had been told
that he was dust, i nd who wachided
for getting muddy. "If I arn dust."
said he, "how can I help being muddy
when it rains ?''
Ladies don't know whether they like
smoking ir not. With special favor,
ites they like it; with general favor
ites they don't dislike it, and with no
favorites they detest it.
A shrewd old gentleman once said
to bis daughter. "Be sure, rry dear,
you never marry a poor man ; but tbe
poorest man in the world is one that
has money and nothing else."
An American lady in Paris was out
of all patience and spirits at hearing
nothing but French day after day.
One morning she heard a cock crow
ing, and exclaimed, "Thank God,
there's one that speaks English.
A young lady at Troy, while en
gaged in conversation with a gentle
man a few days since, spoke of having
resided in St. Louis. "Was Si. Louis
your native place?" inquired the gen
tleman. "Well, yes part of the time, t
responded the lady.
A ruminative individual, hearing
for the first time the quotation, "All
be World's a Stage" expressed his
lack of wonder at. accidents being of
daily occurrence among the passen
gers, as the stage turned over every
24 hours. ,
A chap from the country, stopping at
one of the hotels sat down to dinner.
Upon the bill of fare being banded to
him by the waiter, be remarked that
he didn't "care 'bout reading now
he'd wait till after dinner."
A gentleman on circuit narrating to
Lord Norbury some extravagant feat
in sporting, mentioned that be had
lately shot 33 hares before breakfast.
Thirty three hairs ! ' exclaimed Lord
Norbury; "zounds, sir, then you must
have been firing at a wig.
"I will bet you a bottle of wine,"
said a gentleman to bis friend, "that
you will come down out of that chair
tefore I ask you twice."
"Done! ' replied the fnend.
Come down!" cried the fther.
"I will not," said his friend, with
much obstinacy.
"Ihen stop till I ask you a second
lime," said the other.
Perceiving that he would never bo
asked a second time, the gentleman in
the chair came down in a double sense.
There was a little daughter whose
mother called her attention to a word
in a book, and asked her what it was.
"Why, don't you know ?' asked the
"Yes," said the mother, "but I wish
to find out if you know'
"Well," responded the child, "I do
"Tell me then, if you ples6fe," said
the lady.
"Why, no," said the little miss
archly, "you know what ii is, and
there's no need of saying anything
more about it."
An Irishman made a suddeu rush
into a druggist's shop, took from his
pocket a scda water bottle filled with
some liquor and, handing it across the
counter, exclaimed, "There, doctor,
snuff that, will you ?" The "doctor"
did, and pronounced the liquor to be
genuine whisky. "Thank you. doc
tor," said the Irishman ; "hand it to
me nga'n if you please." The doctor
again did as directed, and asked what
he meant. "Oth, thin, said Pat, "if
yoti will have it, tbe priest told me not
to drink any of this unless I got it from
the doctor !"
When a man and woman are made
one by a clergyman, the question is.
which is the one? Sometimes there m
loog Htruggle between them before
this matter is settled.
It was an apt answer of a young
ady who being asked where was her
native place, replied : "I have none; I
am tbe daughter of a Methodist min
Employment so certainly produces
cheerfulness," says Bishop Hall, "ihat
have known a man come home in
high spirits from a funeral, because he
had the managemert of it.'
Cork trees nre being successfully
cultivated in South Florida.
It is raid that Adelija Paiii is called
Diva because she is a duck of a nrl.
Step are being taken to introduce
the cultivation of the olive in Louisi
ana. It is proposed in Canada to make
the 1st of July, "Dominion Day," a le
gal holiday.
A Mr. Scalf, residing in Elkhart
county. Ind., is 105 years old. His
eldest living eon is 70.
An Indiana couple, divorced about
a month ago.have made up end remar
Eugenie and eon will be present at
the inauguration of th Suez Canal
next fall.
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