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A Family Nowspaper Devoted to Democracy, Litoraturo, Agricalturo, Mechanics, Education, Amusomonts and General Intelligence
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A TTORNEYS AT LAW. Real Estate,
X. City Lots and Claims bo-icht and sold
Purchasers will do well to call at our office
and examine our list of Citv Lots, &c, before
purchasing elsewhere. Office in Cook's new
building, corner of Fifth and Main streets.
L. L. Bowen.
TTORF.Y AND COUNSELLOR AT
A LAW, Bellevue, N. T. 1-tf
S. A. Strickland,
ATTORNEY AND COUNSELLOR AT
LAW, Bellevue, N. T. . 1-tf
C. T. Holloway,
TTORNEY.AND COUNSELLOR AT
LAW. Bellevue, N. T. 1-tf
W. II. Cook, v j
RNERAL LAND AND REAL ESTATE
AGENT. Bellevue Citv. Nebraska. 1-tf
' ' B. P. Aankin, '
K TTORNEY AND COUNSNLLOR AT
1. LAW, La Tl itte. N. T.: . 1-tf
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A TTOUNEY AND COUNSELLOR
. LAW, Omaha, N. T. 1
' - '- ' S. "W. Cozzens, 1 '
ATTORNEY AT LAW and General Land
AGENT, Omaha city, N. T. . Office in
Henry &. Rout's. now Brick Block, Fnruham
treet. . lio lo-um.
John W. Pattison,
OTA R Y PUBLIC AND REAL ESTATE
AGENT, Fontenelle, N. T. . 1-tf
James S. Izard & Co.
r AND AO r. NTS, Omaha, Douglas (Wty
J. J Nebraska Territory. 1-tf
. , ' Drs. Malcomb & Peck.
- M AHA CITY. Office on Harney
V opposite the Pott Oliice. .
trillion given to Surgery.
, , . r. E. Shannon. , , ,
T EAL ESTATE AGENCY, Cerro Gordo
XV, FostOilice, St. Mary, Mills Lu.,.owa. x
P. E. Shannon,
.COMMISSION & FORWARDING MBit
V CHANT. St. Mary's Landinc Mill Co,
Iowa. .i U .v ,;,:;''' ..: ,2-tf
Peter A. Sarpy,
I7ORWARDKS-G & COMMISSION MER
J. CHANT, Bellevue, N. T., Wholesale
Dealer in Indian Goods. Horses, Mules, and
' : ' D. J. Sullivan. M. D..
TIHYSICIAN and SURGEON. Office
J. Head of Broadway, CoiimU Bluff, Iowa
nov. 13 : i-u.
D. II. Solomon. .
ATTORNEY and COUNSELLOR AT
LAW,Glenwood, Mills Co., Iowa, prac
tices in all the Courts of western Iowa and
- Nebraska, and the Sirpreovr Court "of. Iowa.
Land Agency not in the Programme, no 4-tf
' Johnson Caaady & Tost, (
GENERAL. LAND. AGENTS. -ATTdR-'
NEYS AND COUNSELLORS ATLAW,
Council Bluffs, Iowa, will promptly attend to
Land Agencies, Collections. IavesUng Money,
Lot ating and Selling Lind Warrants, and. all
o(hr business pertaining to their profession,
in Western Iowa and Nebraska.' ' - .1-tf
O. A. Ilonry & Co., . ;
WHOLESALE AND RETAIL DRUG
GISTS, At.the ft ebbaska Dat o Stobe,
Ouiaha city, Nebraska, have on hand and are
constantly-receiving a Jjrjre and comnlete
aesortraeutof Drijje. Chemicals, Patent Medi
cines, Dye Stuffs, Liquors, Sugars, Preserved
Fruits, Coufectionaries, tc.,4.c. Physicians'
orders filled on a small advance pn cost.
Y. B. cxurKO. JOHN r. tVBK.
- .i Cuming & Turk, :
.-hforiieys at Law and Real Estale Jgtnis.
... OMAU V CITY, N..T , t
WILL" attend faithfully -nnd tiromjitly to
all himinei entrusted to tDern. in the
Territorial yr Iowa courts, to tlje purchase of
. lou aod jaoUsySanus. ami pre-emptions,
lertioiis. If. .
Office In the second' story of Henry & Roots
new Buildin?. neartv onnoKite1 the-We-iiorn
' Exchanre Bank, Fnfnhain street.
Papers In the Territorv. Council Bluffs Bu
rle and Keokuk Times. ' lilease copy and
charge Nebraskian office. . ' ' '
C. T. HOLLOWAY. ! C. O. KILLIB
' : ' ; Holloway k Keller, . ,
LN EBAL LAND AGENTS, Bellevue
duly, .. J',, will prnpijiy a'.'end t li
cillecUiH( and iiwustiii; un.n y, Lisaling .nd
Warrants, luvm an.l selling city lots, &r.-
Mli-e ,il itie p.-llevue MU:e. '
m sixcss caiids.
Titos. Maco. Alex. Macon. II. O. Joats.
Macon, Brother & Co.
TAW AND LAND AGENTS, Omaha City
A Nebraska Territory. no 0-tf.
TOPOGRAPHIC AND CIVIL ENGI
NEER. Executes Drawing and Paintinc
of every style and description. Also, all
business in ins line, umce on uregory street,
St. Mary, Mills county, Iowa. 1-tf
1 Qreeno, Weare & Benton,
BANKERS AND LAW AGENTS, Council
Bl nil's, Potowattamie comity, Iowa.
Greene &. Weare, Cedar Rapids, Iowa..
Greene, Weare &. Rice, Fort Dos Moines, la.
Collections madet Taxes paid; and Lands
purchased and sold, in any part of Iowa. 1-ti
mOPOGRAPIIIC ENGINEER, Executes
I Tonneranhlc. Fancv and Plain Drawinfr
of every style and description. Fancy, Orna
mental ana nam fainting execuiea lo oraer.
Olfice at the Bellevue House, Bellevue, N. T.
References : P. A. Sarpy, bt. Mary, Iowa:
Judge Gilmore, Bellevue. 1-tf
G. P. Theobald & Co.,
COMMISSION & FORWARDING
NO. 20 1'lilK Stbeit, op Staibs,
8T. LOUIS, MO.
Particular attention paid to filllne of
order ud to bale of Prodnee. - no 10-ly.-
Charles E. Watson,
ENGINEER AND SURVEYOR,
cvue City, Nebraska Territory, pro
fesses to be u posted" in the lay of the land in
this vicinity, and oilers his services to such aa
may need Idem, on reasonable terms.
I V" He will also act as agent, for the pur
chase or sale of Real Estate, in the Territory,
or Western Iowa. Information furnished upon
application. Declarations hied and pre-emp
tions obtained. . 4-tf
F0M i:LI.Li: DANK OF ECLLEYIC.
IS prepared to transact the general business
of Banking, will receive deposits, Discount
short paper, buy Bills of Exchange, on all
parts of the Country, and sell on St. Louis,
Chicago and New York; make collections in
the vicinity and remit for the same at Current
rates of Exchange. (
Interest allowed on special Deposits.?
JOHN WEARE, President.
Thos. H. Bentow, V. Pres.
Jon J. Town, Cashier. 1-tf
Banking" Hours From 9 to 12, A. M., and
1 to 3, P. M. - .
ANDREW 1. POPFI.ETOX. WILLIAM K. B VERS.
Poppleton & Byers, 1
ATTORNEYS AT LAW, AND GENE
RAL LAND AGENTS, Omaha city,
Ncbragka. Land Warrants bought and solii.
Land Entered on Time. Special attention
given to the selection and entry of Lands for
Settlers, and all others desiring choice loca
tions. Land Claims. Town lots and all kinds
of Real Estate, bought and sold and invest
ments made for Distant Dealers.
A Competent Surveyor and Draughts
man always in readiness to survey lands, find
and select Lands and Town lots, and draft
City Plats . ' - ' i ' 1-tf
Tootle & Greene,
WHOLESALE 4. RETAIL DEALERS,
Glenwood," Iowa. We bee eave?to
call the attention of the Good People of Mills,
Pottawattamie, Montgomery and Cass coun
ties, Iowa; also, Douglas and Cass counties,
Nebraska, to onr laree and late supply ofevery
kind of MERCHANDISE, usually kept in
Western Iowa. Our stock of Groceries in
large and complete having been bought and
shipped a little lower than our neighbors.
Our stock of Hardware, Queensware. Wijod
nware, Boots and fcooeaIIats and Capi.and
Ready-Made Clothing, have all been purchased
in the Eaatera cities. at the lowest cash prices.
Give us a call before you purcnaee, and it
we do not sell you cheap goods, we will make
our neighbors io sos f . :
(Tir" Remember the cheapest hotise in town.
i . . TOOTLE It GREENE.
Glenwood, Iowa, Oct. 23, 1-tf
S. B. SMITH. i. H. fitll
Smith & Brother, v 1
ATTORNEYS. COUNSELLORS at LAW
and Dealers in Real Estate, Bellevue,
Nebraska Territory, will attend faithfully and
promptly to buying and selling Real 1 state,
Cily Lots. Claims, and Laud Warrants. Office
at die Benton House. ... . 21-Ow
j. .ii iiiumx
ATTORNEY 1XU (MMEL0R AT LAW
GENERAL LAND A3ENT,
. AND NOTAllY PUBLIC,
' rtutlsuwuih, Cast Co. V. T.,
ATTENDS to business tn any of the Coorts
of this Territory. Particular attention pmd
to obtaining and locatinz Land Warrants, col
lection of debts, ane taxes paid. i,ettrs or
inquiry relntive to any parte of the Territory
answered, ir aecompauied wun a lee.
Hob. Lyman Trumbull, U. S. S. from Ills.;
Hon, James Knox, M. C. "
". Hon. O. IL Browning, Q iincy, '
" Hon. Janes W. Grimes, Governor of Iowa,
, Hob. II. P. Bennett, Del to C. from N. T
Green, Weare fc Benton, Conncil Ulufls, I.
' Nuckolls Js. Co., Glenwood, Iowa. 23tf.
STONE MASON AND
"U1 n :'-
) , , UM WW -- V ,
flHK Undersigned having commenced the
X' above business In Billev'u, Js prepared
to do all work in his line, at the shortest no
tice, in the best maimer, and on the most rea
dable terms. WM. WII.l'X
tri-r Four or five rood Plasterers, will fhid I
constant employment, and good wsj;r " sp
oliation to the Above.
rnifviie, o.-t. !... tf- - '
P. A. SARPY,
FORWARDING & COMMISSION
Still continues the above bnsines at
ST. MARYS, IOWA, & BELLEVUE,
' N. T. '
Merchants and Emiirrants will find their
goods promptly and ca-efuirr attended to.
P. S. 1 have tlio only WAREHOUSE for
storage at the above named landings.
SnjNIarys, Feb. gQlh,1857. 21-lf"L
GEO. SXYDElt. JOHN II. SHERMAN.
Snyder & Sherman,
A TTORNEYS and COUNSELLORS AT
ii. LAW, and NOTARIES PUBLIC, Coun
cil Bluffs, Iowa, will practice their profession
In all the Courts of Iowa nnd Nebraska.
All collections entrusted to their care, at
tended to promptly.
Especial attention fclven to bnyin? and sell
Ins; real estate, and making pre-emptions in
Deeds, Mortages, and other instruments of
writing drawn with dispatch) acknowledg
ments taken, &C, tc.
(J Office west side of Madison street,
just above Broadway. , '
nov 13 1-tf.
JAMES J. WEAVER,
RECENTLY from Pennsylvania, Informs
the citizens of Bellevue that he will
promptly attend to all calls made upon him in
the following branches of business: CAR
PENTER and JOINER work, PAINTING
and GLAZING. 3T Work warranted.
PALMER & AVERILL,
Corner of Jefferson and 27th street,
Opposite the Fontenelle Bank,
WOULD RESPECTFULLY call the at
tention of the citizens of Bellevue, Sar
py county, and the surrounding country, to
tueur new ana seieeita stock or
GROCERIES & HARDWARE,
Which ther offer at Wholesale and Retail
prices 30 per cent, lower than ever before Of-
rered in this ctty. we can and will sen
Goods as law if hot lower than they can be
bought in Omaha or Bluff City. Please call
and examine ror yourselves.
' AJMfcll at AVt-RllL,.
Bellovue, May 28, 1857. . . .
I AM HERE, ;
FAIRLY located in Bellevue, and am deter
mined to stay here too, (that is if the citizens
of Bellevue give me some encouragement) I
I nave just purchased a line lot of paints,
brushes and sundries belonging to J. T. White,
and am prepared to do all work, that the, Citi
zens of Bellevue and vicinity may see fit to en
trust t9 me, such as
HOUSE.' SIGN AND ;
GRAINING, MARBLEING, &.C, in all its
various branches, and In the neatest, latest
and most appropriate style. ,
. 4 Call on me I
j . I'll guarantee , ,
You won't be disappointed. ' '
: For what I do
1 ' I promise yon
, : Is well done! . That's decided I
PAPER HANGING ,
Executed in the neatest style. '
' Paints mixed to order, arid for sale.
' ., ; .P. WE1DMAN.
HOUSE CARPENTERS AND
.' , JOINEltS.
rT'IIE undersigned takes pleasure In an-
X nouncing to the inhabitants of Bellevue
and vicinity, thst they are now prepared to
BUILD AND FINISH, in the best manner,
all styles of .' ,
Dwelling: Houses, Cottages,' tc., &e.,
On the shortest notice, and ia the snout n-
proved style of workmanship. - They will be
also happy to do any work in their line of
business, which their friends may stand in
a . . . t r u a c u 1 1 r v a d r
Bollevue, Oot. 80, 18501. 8-tf . -
. CLARKE & BRO.j
)RVAHDING akd COMMISSI0
STEMBOAT AND ' COLLECTINO 1
' A O E S'T H '
Dealers in Fne Lninbcr, Doors, Sash,
. Flour, Meal, Bacon, &c.
ZS" Direct Goods care Clarke & Bro
MACHINIST COPPER SMITH
' - In all its Branches.
' BELLEVUE AND OMAITA; '
W. W. Harvey, ,
SURVF.YOB AND CLAIM AGENT, will
promptly attend to all business of Survey
ing laying oit and dividing land, surveying and
platting towns and roadu, and wiiladcerapsny
persons desirous of uiakiiiir claims, and ill
act as stent for the sale or claiius. OJire on
Main street, Bellevue, N. T.
torn fleal! tornMfU!
.RESH grojnd for site at the Bell -Tin
hteaut Kiw atul GrUt Milt, known s - AI
wSnt rrerHAn! cVllLIa"
April 3 lv".-?-f ' ' '
Sitting to-night in my chamber,
A bachelor, frigid and lonely,
I kiss the end of my pipe-stem
That, and that only.
Reveries rise with the smoke-wreathsj
Memories tender surround mej
Giils that are married or buried.
Gather around me.
School-girls In pantalets romping;
Girls that have grown to bs misses)
Girls that liked to be kissed, and
Liked to give kisses.
Kisses well I remember them 1
Those in the corner were fleetest;
Bweet were those "on the ily" In the
Dark were tho swee test!
Anna was tender and gentle;
To woo was almost to win her;
Her lips were as good as rips peaches
And milk for dinner. . ;
Nell was a flirt, and covqettish; ' -'Twas
catch me and kiss if you cat sir!
. Could I catch both ah I wasn't I
A happy man sir 1
Anna bas gone on a mission . ,
Off to the South Sea sinners;
Nell is a widow, keeps boarders, and
Cooks her own dinners.
Charlotte, and Susar), and Hattie,
Mary Jane, Lucy, and Maggie ;
Four are married and plump, two
, Maiden and scraggy.
Carrie Is dead 1 Bloom sweetly,
Ye mignonettes, over her rest I
Her I loved dearly and truly,
.Last and the best.
Thus I sit smoking and thinking,
A bachelor, frigid and lonely,
I kiss the end of my pipe-stem
That, and that only! ' ' '' "
A Knight of the -Itlng and tue
Ronnd Table. , i
In a recent number of Putnam's Mag
azine, in an article on California society
id .1849 we find the subjoined incident
, " At one of the tnonte-talles . in . a
saloon on Kearney street, tho game was
by a slender, pale young man, al
most a stripling,' and with seemingly the
delicate organization of a girl his lips
soft, his eyes gentle, his hands small and
fair, liis hair fine, no beard save a slight
moustache his attire well befitting and
scrupulously neat, his air pensive, his
ways always quiet.1 One evening an ug-
y brute, burly and blusteriner. his natural
y vicious temper heated to hideous fierce
ness by rum, seated himself at this young
man' table and called for a lay out' of
the cards His manner, provoking from
the first, soon became intolerably insult.-
intf.'and he assailed the dealer with out
rageous taunts and menaces, accusing htm
of cheating, and with abusive oaths re
uaiDg to pay over the Makes the back
had won. . . . . , ... s .
The dealer, patient and long-suflering.
and soft-spoken to the Inst, gently remon
stroted with the bullyj as with one ' irre
sponsible, and whose egly manners were
bis misfortune. .At last the fellow, de
Ceivd by the gracious demeanor of his
reluctant antagonist, demanded the re
funding- of his ' ss;s, which were of
m"an amount for he had been playing
rather for a quarrel than for money and
threatened to cut tha .dealer's heart out
if he did not instantly 4 fork over. To
this the younar man replied by leaping
nimbly across the table, and dragging
htm by the hair from his seat. - In an in
stant the bully drew a formidable bowie ;
but before he could make a lunge, a quick,
sharp, shot-like How from the Judy-like
fist, delivered with scientific precision and
force, sent him down, his knife flying
trom his hand. And egain, and again,
as tie sprang, wra. remarkable aemty
and much spunk, to his fett, he went
down and down. Till at last, half -stun
ned, blind with Mood, and quite bewilder
ed and helpless, he sat on the floor and
fairly cried: 'IZnoujh! noujh! you are
too much for me. Who the devil, are
yoal ' ' ' ' " ' ''
. . .
The young man, who?e face was
scarcely flashed - with the exercise, and
whose eye at once .resumed its. softness
and his air its quiet, said ; .' My friend
get up at the same time assiung hjm
'vou are a great fool. My name is .
Well, never mind his name; there are
but few' Americans to. whom it is not
familiar even tran&ailautio ivtoriciy
attaches, to it. . It ii the name of a hlood
staiued hero of the rinir. who killed his
- j r-an. &.-lir wain n--o. iti one of the' moM
! grafted H gladiatorial er.cm.nt.
eis recorded in the shocking annals if
, ( !
pugilism. That man was ono of the
mobt exemplary of law-aliiding San Fran
ciscans in 49. Those dreadful fists were
nevor used sv to restore order."
The person alluded to in tho above an
pedote is, wn presume, Christopher Lilly,
tho pugilist- popularly known as Chris.
Lilly. No doubt the description of his
personal appearance as above given,
would, if mentioned in a novel in connoc
tion with such a feat, or given as a por
trait of a prize-fighter, bo considered un
natural, and a violation of even possibiU
ity. And yet, though it does not agree
entirely with a reminiscence we happen
to have of the' personal appearance of
this same Chris. Lilly, it is sufficiently
acrurato, and, making allowance for the
iliereiice of eves, no doubt a faithful
description of the ppgflist as he appeared
to the writer. It was in a daguerreotype
room, somewhere about the year 1S46 or
'47, that we camo upon the notorious
gladiator. lie was small, slight, lithe,
and beautifully formed ; witn an erect
enrrmgo, a light ana springing Mep, a
fine head borne somewhat haughtily, and
a general appearance of aristocratic high
breeding, which the French would call
distingue His garb, which was that of
the conventional eentleman, and very
plain and tasteful, materially assisted 'his
impression, lie wore a lilucK frock coat,
buttoned, which act oft the small waist and
well-rounded chest to advantnge. The
hands were small nnd gloved, the feet
slender and also small. He wore a cap
which, of course, prevented any observa
lion of his forehead, but did not conceal
a head of dark, crisped curio the true
hvacinth hnir of the (Jreek. The face
was oval in form, pile, anlf-nossessed and
calm t the eyes were dark, soft, yet quick
and penetrant; the norstrus sensitive t
the lips thin, curved, and proud ; the chin
round and firm ; a slight moustache, was
the onlv trace of beard. The whole face
and . figure were those of a noticeably
handsome' man, and singularly, enough.
there was an air of almost feminine .re
Cnement about the entire person, mani
fested not only in the graceful garb he
woretbut in his graceful and erect de
meanof . 1 A ' suggestion ' of effeminacy
which the smaUness and elegance of . the 1
figure conveyed, was strangely rnixod
with a sense that that slender, frame was
compacted of muscles and sinews like
tempered steel, and that its poesessor was
not a person to brook aggression.- we
were. looking at him with the. pluased in
terest which a handsome person always
inspires, not knowing who he "was, when
a young; man, connected with the estab
lishment, whispered his name iu our ear.
Of 'course, our interest was ..changed to
amazement. when we learned that this
slender gentleman before us with his gal
lant and graceful bearing, was' none oth
er than the notorious Chris. Lilly, who,
as the writer in Putnam truly slates, had
killed bis man in one of the tloodiestaod
cruellest of alt bloody ( and cruel prise
Our own remembrance of 'his appear
ance' differs 'slightly-chiefly in regard
to the alledged pensiveness of air, which
we rather it member as hauteur from
the account given in Putnam; but any
pern who has seen him can say
which" impression is nearest ne train.
Why a man of his personal appearance
and seemintr gentility should have fellow
shiped with prue-fighters, and sought no
other distinction than that ot a gladiator,
it is not permitted us to know. Never
were a man's profession and habits ap
parently more belied by. his aspect and
demeanor. We would give much to have
known him, and known what manner of
man he was. The horrid fact' of his
prize-fighting would seem to tell against
him, and stamp him as a low and brutal
fellow ; and yet how much excellence of
character the incident above related dis
closes! It shows him gentle, patient, en
during, bearing insult and outrage with
out resentment, charitably ' counting his
coarse assailant's Vugly. manners .a his
misfortune," and only springing to action
when, hi life was mens need ; then, with
rare magnanimity, and a forbearance
which even in thnt hot ' moment 1 was not
exhausted, simply contenting himself with
knot-king his enemy down staking his
unarmed fist' agaiiftt the red-f fiances of
the bowie-knife and finally, after having
flogged the fight out of , the .fierce .bully,
agisted hitn to his feet with the same lit
tle lady-like hand which but a few min
utes before had wrought the ' repeated
overthrow, at the tame time Li idly and
quietly admonished hiio ot his folly In
addition to which, we read that in that; was meant by posthumous works," an
lawless and desperate community he was , swered'.'1 Such Avorka a a man . writes
ad exemplary and law abiding chizen, and tftr be is-dead," An Irish lieutenant
that "those drcudful finj were never used stationed abroad, being informed by a let
save to restore order." ' .1 ter that his widowed mother had married
' After all; perhaps he wa "ncf',a fbad U second time, exprewed his alarm about
fellow " His prize-fighting and gambling, I his right of primogeniture, by hoping that
whiih we july count execrablN were ju She wouUn'i have a eoa wider,. Uiaa
probably nm electable to him. . Sin con himself."
sisla, it may be, in the violation of the in
ward law in doing what we know to do
wrong. Perhaps to him it did not seem
wrong lo fight in tho ring, ot td win
money in games of chance l hree or
four centuries ago, gallant gentlemen,
plated in steel, fought in the ring for sport,
with deadly weapons, end called it the
tournamount. Fine name for an ugly
thing! Yet people read ivenhoe,' think
the jousts vory romantie and Alluring, and .
sigh for the age of chivalry again. Is
it then, so much belter for men to km
and bruise each other in armor, with
ances and battle-axes, than for men to
kill and bruise each other in belts and
breeches, with their fists ? - How is it that
the lustre of romance brightly bathes Sir
Wilfred of Ivanhoe, and obstinately oo
jects to lend a single purple ray to Thom
as 1 Iyer or Yankee Bullivanl we oo
not say the medieval knights were brutes
but are the modern prize-fighters more
so T -Then, too, how is it that the. game
of bulls and bears on the Stock Exchange
is so varnished with respectablity that the
most respectable Christian men can en
gage in it in the unreproving noon, while
tho game of monte is so digtaced that
men have to slink, into painted saloons at
midnight, or off to San rancisco, to rake
in their little winnings without fear and
without reproach f And how is it. doar
fellow Pharisees, that we, who so admire
the antique tournamounta, and deify the
gladiator of Ualaklava and lukerman,
and have such absorbing interest in xne
stocks, how is it that we' consistently
thank God that we are not like these gam
bling and priza-fighting publicans 1 , ,
ai tue worst, tne gaming anu me "ri
sing were Uhris. Iilly s vices, ana tney
are diflerent from those practised without
rebuke in our community; only ' in form
and name the one being medieval and
illegal, the other being modern and not
prohibited by law. How with his appar
ent gentility and manliness of character
he could have practised them, is. berhapa.
not so mysterious, when we reflect' that
tho knights of centuries ago, and the sol
diers .and merchants of to-day. many of
whom seem to us as refined ana manly as
he, and are probably, if we could get the
right view of them, not a bit more so,' do.
or did, the same things in reality that we
reprobate lum for doing. Sat. Ev. Totl.
? '"'- The Hair Snake.'
The 'North 'East ' Farmer, dwelling
upon this' singular species 'of :'
Science has not satisfactorily determin
ed either the origin or the modes of '.ex
istence of these animals.;. la reply to in
quiries by a correspondent of the ,fuhi
gan Farmer, who found hair snakes Tn a
pan of r.ulk. Mr. Justus tfage, or that
State, furnished a very interesting account
of his experiments and observations. He
is satisfied of the fact that both the large
and small crickets deposit these snakes tn
water daring the month of ' August ; but
whether the cricket resorts to water to
rid itself of a parasite, Vr to deposited
natural product of its body, he in unable
to determine. Mr. G. says that one morn
ing after he had been experimenting In
his room, by throwing crickets into water
to obtain snakes, and had - succeeded ' In
irocuring two of about foor inches . in
ength, he' noticed a black cricket crawl
ing up the side of his water pail' ! It
jumped into the water, Jay quiet far a me-
ment, produced a snake neeny "seven
inches m length, and thenntrnbly : made
its escape over the edge of the- pail."
He also found live hair snake, nearly
seven inches in .length, coiled tip iu' the
abdomen of a dead cricket that lay. on its
back under a flat stone. , The hair snake,
be says, will live a long time " in moist
earth, where he has found them of a
greyish or white color, sometimes of great
length and much resembling the fibrot.ii
root of some vegetable., When seen
through, the uagnifyiog. glass the hair
snake presents an almost exact resem
blance to the lamprey eel." ': i ' ' ,-1
" A lady of ' our acouaiutauce found .a
hair snake in her tea-kettle one morning
a few years since. . It had bveu stoudiug
where a cricket migni nave crawieu iu
by the Kpout : bu she is hardly wilfiny la
give up the theory of ' ber ' girlhood, that
it was a vivified hair. w .? ji.I.
Motto. Idea is a shadow tliat de
parteth, speech ii fleeting' as' the " wind,
reading is an unremembered pastime, but
writing is eternal.", .y , ...
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