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A 'dispute arose between Camp
bell and McLeuii upon the subject of gei
ealooy. McLean . would not - allow tliat
the Campljel!s had any right to rank with
the McLeans in antiquity, who he insisted
were in existence as a clan from the be
gingirsg of the world. Campbell had a
little more biblical Jore than his antago
nist, and asked him if the clan of Mc
-Lean was before the flood.
"Flood! what flood?" said McLean,
j. '.'The flood you know that drowned all
v'he world bf t Noah and his family, and
his flocks, said Campbell.
"Pooh! yon and your floods T saM.Mc
Lcn, 'fiiy chti was uy.::- f!o .!.'
.. ! havuut rdi tux Ji:i.U,V' .r-ll
Cat-.r.V.lir4olif ivud'i of McLottn go:i;r
.fciW Xoah's arE." . '
"Noah's ark!' retorted the otlier, in
contempt, "who ever heard of a McLean
that had not a boat of his own?
'" CS?"-A humorous young man was driv
ing a horse which was in" the habit of
stopping at every house on the road side.
Passing a country tavern, where were col
lected together some dozen countrymen,
the beast as usual ran opposite the door,
and then stopped in spite of the young
ii kin, who applied the whip with all his
might to drive the horse on.- The men on
the porch commenced a hearty laugh, and
some inquired if he would sell the horse.
"Yes, replied the young man, "but I can
not recommend him, as he once belonged
to a butcher, and stops wherever he hears
the calves bleat. The crowd retired to
the bar in silence.
EST "I wish T was a ghost, blamed if
I don't," said a poor covey, the other night,
as he sat soliloquizing in the cold. "They
go wherever they r.""-ase, toll free ; they
don't owe nobody nothing, and that's a
"comfort. Whoever heard tell of a man
who liad a bill against a ghost ? Nobody.
They never buys hats, wittals, or licker,
nor has to saw wood or run arrants, as I
do. Their shirts never gets dirty, nor
their trousers out at the knees, as I ever
heard tell on. Ghosts is the only inde
pendent people I kuows on. I raily wish
es I was one.
J52FT An old gentleman travelling some
rears ago, inside the Bath mail, had two
adies, sisters, for his companions. . The
younger an invalid, soon fell asleep, and
the old gentleman expressed his regret to
see so charming a young lady in ill health.
"Ah, yes, indeed I" sighed the elder sis
ter, "a disease of the heart.
"Dear me," was the sympathetic re
sponse, "at her . age ! Ossification, per
haps? Ossifi. V
"O, no, a lieutenant !"
giST" A gentleman was accosted by a
poor fellow who asked for charity j
"I will remember you next time ,' re
plied the gentleman.
"Please your honor, said the beggar,
"I don't give credit, I deal on the cash
Jf53F "Young man, do you know what
relation you sustain in this world t said a
minister of our acquaintance to a youn
man of the church. "Yes, sir," said the
hopeful convert, "two cousins and a grand
mother, but I don't intend to sustain them
A gentleman told a lady she was
wondrous handsome; she replied "I thank
you for your opinion, and wish I could say
as much lor you.
"You might, madam, said he, "it you
told as big a he as I did.
JEST A fellow named Wills was hauled
wp in Albany the other day for striking a
man named Joke, and fined hve dollars.
He plead, in extenuation, that he thought
it no offence to "ckack a joke !
EST" A boy tliree years of age was
asked who made him. With his little
hands levelled a foot above the floor, he
artlessly replied : "God made me a little
baby so high and I grew the rest."
EQf "How are you, Smith?" said Jones,
Smith pretends not to know him, and ' re
;plie3 hesitatingly "Sir, you have got ; the
advantage of me. "Yes, retorts Jones
. "I suppose every body has that's got com
inon sense." Smith looks unhappy.
EGF" The best safety varve to a boiler
3 a sober engineer. Congress may legis
late till doomsday, but as long as the oift-
cers carry too much steam, the boats will
' follow their example.
''Would yon like to subscribe for
Dickon s Household Words? inquired
..sombre magazine agent. "Household
words have played the dickens with me
long enough I was the Feeling reply. The
, agent absconded.
FSX1 A steam doctor in a North Caro
lina paper, boasts that he has discovered a
system by which he can make out of an
old max, an entire rocso mas, and have
enough left to make a small dog I
We don't believe a word of it.
ESsF A gentleman accustomed to the
. signature of the firm in which he ; was a
partner, liaving to sign a babtismal regis
ter of one of his children, entered it as the
cliild of Smith, Jones & Cov
ffSOr "You seem animated by this fine
winter scene, my dear Annie," said a lov
er. ."No," said she, " I never shall be
- .Innit mahd till I become your wife.
. PST A merchant who lately advertised
; for a cterli who could boar confinement,
was answered by one who had lain seven
; years in jail
Y I baa been discovered that where
S : a lot of boarders are fed for seine time on
sausages exclusively, they begin to 'growl,
'--"i '.-' . . i t r r .-
SJSJ rvm iT.ni'cA nAt the dnv of final!
thgs," as .the judge said to the deacon
hovas fined 810 for selling two quarts
Xrtty,.&Jw gieatmany law-
cw, knows -J. Taw..v' .
-"' EST" ' "vrttl
motion A wwncvn s
fhaU die like a hero," said the
toaCvd i was being consumed, for I
- i -sl.ail robe r the tuhu oftht grate.
uVat her baby. "
i"r :ttsiu, C.'jfc.'iJ iiitij parasite. . '
11:3 vsry dag, dei arti?J,"
fine faithful still reiaai&ed; the ca.
With melancholy mewing;
Increased his sorrows as he sat
Beside the smoking rain.
"Art thou V he Bighed. "my friend inneed?
By others now forsaken;
Then eat with me, thottgh poor, indeed,
Of this half-roasted bacon.
"Come, snare the treasure,'' Aret cried;
''Tia moist with tears I shed."
"That's what I smelled," the cat replied,
And snapped it up and fled. .
A BACKSIOIt I!
We iL.n't likv I !
li lIciu-lJ, . iuo goud to be lost:
"A niorning or two since, cries for
sistance were heard Droceedincr from
room of a highly respectable old Bachelor.
On bursting open the door he was found
Iroze fast in a tub of water ! Having been
troubled with a bad cold, he thought he
would take a bath in a tub of warm water
the night before, and felt so comfortable
While sitting in it, that he droppedJTo sleep
and did not wake until morning. Tie was,
of course, unable to stir, and was compet
ed to call for help. To his great horror,
the first person who rushed to his aid was
an old maid who had ielt a partiality lor
dm. She, supposing he intended a joke
upon her, broke into the street again, her
countenance filled with indignation and
wounded vanity, affd threw her hands vio
lently about, exclaiming, "O, the hateful
villian!" His continued cries, however,
brought our friend speedy assistance, when,
by chopping him out with a hatchet and
turning him round and round !ike a spit
before the fire, he was soon thawed out.
He wishes us to say he is now a candidate
Shillaber, of the Carpet Bag, tells
tells the following outrageous gun story:
"Speaking to day with a son of" a gun
regarding some gunning exploits, he told
me of a singular instance of a gunhangifig
the, which werp it not for his well known
veracity I should feel disposed to doubt.
He had snapped his gun at a grey squir
rel, and the cap had exploded, but the
piece not going off he took it from his
shoulder, looked down into the barrel, and
saw the charge just starting, when, bring
ing it to his shoulder again, it went on and
killed the squirrel?"
HOW THE YEAR CAME IS,
The old year has past, and a new one
dawns over the citizens of Kansas Terri
tory, and "the rest of mankind." Our
friend Jerry facetiously remarks that there
would not be so free an interchange of
"the compliments of the season" if the wish
cost anything for he observes that all
asthmatical people, and all having "bron
chial tendencies," or that breath through
respirators in fact, when it costs an effort,
nobody makes it.
But we need a stopping place every now
and then in our journey, and the New
Year is always pointed at as a sort of inn
where we may halt, rebrush ourselves, and
perhaps put on a change of apparel, . and
thus re-invigorate ourselves for the remain
ing way before us. We like the practice,
only it gets absurd now and then.
There is Fleetwood a kind of grumb
ler over the past. He is a defeated politi
cian his party is somewhat "used up"
he lost some bets during the late election,
and he so utters his Jeremical with a loud
lamentation about last year mourns over
his country says all the fire of patriotism
is dying out seems unreconciled to the
loss of departed statesmen imagines we
are all going to ruin, and though full of
fleshy infirmities which remind him that he
too will join his head leaders in that better
country, yet that common fact seems to be
far out of sight in the distance. The New
Year brought little pleasure to him.
There is Mr. Smallwood, the Specula
tor. He is in a little better condition.
The money market is "decidedly easier"
and must continue so. Australia opens as
rich as usual California continues to dis
gorge well prices have an "upward ten
dency" "the margin is still large." Mr.
Smallwood is foil of hope this year open
ed very auspiciously.
Mr. Gunn, the capitalist, never felt bet
ter. He wished a happy New Year to
every body he met and why ? Why,
mortgages were in good demand divi
dends came qtiite up to his expectations
building is going on with spirit, and enter
prise always counts well in his pocket.
And there is the Prospect as of what our
nximeroos friends Intend to do all indicat
ing a laudable and scjf-sacrificing devotion
to their several occupations, and all the en
gaged corps of contributors are charged
with flashes of wit, profound-thought, or
learned analysis, adapted to all classes and
all wants. Why should one grumble if
they are not included among this choice
array It shoidd only make him or 'her
whet up their thonghts, and be brought out
in future as a particular star among lesser
Now as the world is wagging on so
beautifully, and everything is " moving so
harmoniously, i why should there be any
grumblers, croakers, and fretters to add to
our . catalogue ? Yet we are sorry to say
we encounter some snchv "
1 One man is fretting about the nnmer
ousr Hlttle bins" that 'are flying about at
tliis time. He scolds his family just twice
a year about extravagance ir dress, viz:
in Joly and January generally the hot
test and coldest days in the year. But as
a settlement generally is succeeded by so-
long a season of. quiet, "madam and the
girls" conclude that the present wants must
be attended to, and so they early com
mence on a new score. It is a way some
jU-le hve, anl they content themselves
v nh the thought that finery cannot be dis-
cr.?-:M with in lieu of such a censure semi- j
And there' is lehelorEen, to -hc-m' the
' new year opess'all run '-'sbise. The lady
with a pretty foot sent him a pair of em
broidered slippers accompanied by a neat
little note which is carefully laid away in
a W:k-np. Miss Billings, the heiress,
made' him a present of a set of toilet ap
paratus, and gave him a keen shot about
shaving, which he considers a "leetle" in
delicate in a young lady to address a gen-t!em:u-:.
Yei the razor, brush, combs, and
V : :er:.?, ai t- so useful that they brought
c;jt a note on gold-tinted paper, and an
c-itja.on tut, no matter uie oacneior
means to be married this year, certainly.
Miss Tibbs looks back upon the past
year with peculiar complacency. During
this period she has become engaged to such
"a love of a fellow." He has no particu
lar business is considered very rich
goes every summer to some watering place
will never expect her to labor more than
a wax doll admires her trills goes with
her daily to the confectioner's intends to
many soon and pass the honey-moon
"abroad." A "splendid year awaits Miss
Mrs. Mark has accomplished all she ex
pected the last year. She has re-moddled
her drawing-rooms, and added antiqe fur
niture her darling son has become en
gaged to a charming girl. ' She feels less
gloomy, on account of her husband's de
cease, and receives a call from an esteemed
gentleman on the morning of the opening
year." Her mourning veil is decidedly in
the way witlrher clumsy furs. - She is hap
py in the future.
And so w e might go on sketching an
infinite variety more who have begun the
year variously, not one of whom, we fear,
has taken an inventory of their iiUrAal
condition. They have white-washed and
rubbed all the spots off the exterior dwel
ung nave ueen aingent in improving
their complexions and apparel; but how
many, we ask in kindness, have resolved
to subdue all iealousv. envv. . and evil
speaking, and have determined to become
more pure and bright within ? To adopt
such resolutions and then carry them out
without any further preamble, would cause
another year to open with a most sunny as
pect upon many a renegade character.
Let us try it.
JEWS IN THE HOLY LAND.
In 1853, there were over 10,000 Jews
in Jerusalem. This number has lately
greatly increased, and they are supported
by J ews in other parts of the world, par
ticularly those in America and Holland.
These Jews reside chiefly on the rugged
slope of Mount Zion, over against the
temple. Many of them are supported by
annuities, which they receive from their
friends in Europe, to whom they have
made over their property with that stipula
tion. This money is remitted to a rich
Jewish merchant at Amsterdam, who is
called the president of the Holy Land
and the average amount which he receives
may be near JE30,000. . Instead of doing:
good it seems to engender strife and idle
ncss. These Jews still anticipate the
speedy coming of the Messiah. -
JS0" How rapidly they build honses
now, said Congrove to an old acquaint
ance, as he" pointed to a , rieat two story
house opposite our office ; "they commenc
ed the building only last week, and, they
are already putting in the lights." "Yes,'
rejoined Jerry, "next week they will put
in the uviu."
EsSAn old lady entirely out of the
preacher s voice, at a camp meeting, be
ing found sobbing, was asked why she wept
since she could not hear the words of the
minister. "Oh," said she, "I can see the
holy wag of his head." ' .-.
- It has been truly said, that if some
men could come out . of their graves and
read the inscriptions on their toomb stones
they would tliinkthat they had got into the
wrong grave. ;
tQF An inveterate old smoker object
to the annexation of Cuba, because "when
the island is once Yankee, we can get no
more Spanish cigars f
ESF"Tom, didn't you sign the pledge?
asked a friend who was taking a smash at
the Corporal's. "Yes," said Tom, "but
you know all signs fail in a dry time."
Sawisg. A sawyer, after sawing with
a' very dull saw, exclaimed, ,'Of . all tb
saws I ever saw, I never saw a saw . saw-
as that saw saws." .
XjQi3 A business man of our acquaint
ance is so scrupulously exact in all his do
ings, that whenever he pays a visit he al
ways will insist upon taking a receipt.
t&& A cooler ib California writes to
hb friends in Weston, that by a recent fire
he lost his "awlT' We hope it wasn'
his "iast.""- ' .r-.
3 An exchange paper states that it
rained so hard in Arkansas, last week,
that the people had to jump into the river
to keep frow drowning. ; .
ESI The title of the monarch of France,
runs, "Napoleon the third, by " the Grace
of God and the National will, Emperor of
the French." -
Punch says that the absence of
your body, in a railroad accident, is far
better than presence of mind.
t From GTeaserCs Pictorial.
THE QtTEEE 1IA2TS .WILIu
BY GILBJEBT . LE FtVHE.
Mr. Tobias Brenton (Uncle Toby, his
friends called him, "queer man" being his
designation' from his enemies and the pub
lic generally) was certainly an eccentric
genius; one of those odd fishes it is alike
difficult to classify or describe uraraavis
in terra, perfectly sui generis. In person
he seemed made up of odds and ends
tiling of shreds and patches," and at no
two moments was the expression of his
countenance the same. His eves were
not mates; his nose was neither aquilion,
nor Roman, nor snub; his hair was parti
colored; his - arms and shoulders were of
unequal size; die had to have his boots
made for him; his tailor was in despair.
He lived with a little wiry, restless house
keeper one Mrs. Fidgett away up town
in New York, when the city proper ended
at the junction of Broadway and Bowery,
and the lamp-lighter ascended his ladder
for the first time at that mystic terminus.
Away upbej'ond Stuyvent Church, when
Ox . e. i"'' c
oiuyvesani otreet yel knew a lew- irees
that had been planted on Hardkopping
Peter's "bowcrie." Here he lived in a
iule old house, the foundations of which
were laid away back in the. times of the
states-general. It stood upon a knoll sur
rounded by a few secular trees. When the
city began to expand, . Toby refused to sell
his house and lot, and held the speculators
and corporation at defiance for years. So,
in the grading of the neighborhood, the
soil was dug away all around him, and his
mansion looked like . the wreck of some
huge argosy standing liigh upon a beach,
with coppering and keel laid bare to the
curious eye. He and the housekeeper, and
the butcher, baker and other tradespeople
climed daily to his "bad eminence," by
means of a step ladder, which on Sundays
was drawn up to prevent the incursions of
grown and half-grown loafers, who other
wise wrou!d have scaled to his eyrie and
robbed his little dominion of the luscious
pears for which it was celebrated. Before
this subsidence of the soil, and insolation of
the landholder, he used to keep a horse, a
wall-eyed, superannuated brute, that ob
tained its subsistence by browsing on the
unfenced common-lands in the neighbor
hood. When the last shovel-full of earth
was removed, the old horse was in his sta
ble and looked down widi a piteous eye on
the herbless plain that extended hopelessly
below him. Toby attempted the next day
to make him descend the step-ladder ; but
the old horse refused "to attempt such a
perilous feat, and accordingly after he had
eaten all he grass on the summit of the
knoll, was either put to death by his own
er, or expired of consternation at the pros
pects before liim, and was buried under a
St. Michael pear-tree.
Toby didn't sell out, because he could
afford to hold on. In fact he was im
mensely rich. He had inherited property,
and he was very parsimonious, and very
shrewd. His queer face was familiar on
'change; and when money was tight, and
commanded three per cent, a month on the
very best paper, always any amount could
be had of old Toby Brenton. Temperate
and tough, he bade fair to reach a century;
but as he never did things like other peo-
pie, and alwaj-s disappointed public expec
tation, he "stepped out" one evening when
he appeared to be in perfect health.
His will, like everything emanating from
hnn, was a queer one. He gave all his
money to his daughter-in-law, Mrs. Fanny
Brenton, the widow of. his only son who
had died a few years ago in Buffalo. The
condifiois annexed were that this lady
should provide for the old housekeeper be
fore alluded to, Mrs. Peter Fidget, and
should marry one of his two nephews, Mr.
Joseph Crabstick, a stock broker, and Mr.
Jack Tophain, a universal genius, good
for nothing in particular, at the time of the !
old gentleman's death residing in Boston,
where he had read law a lituV, studdied a
little medicine painted a little, and wrote
a great deal of indifferent poetry. The
selection was to be made by lot or amica
ble agreement the looser to be entitled to
a legacy of twenty thonsand dollars.
As soon as she heard of the old gentle
roan's death, Mrs. Brenton-r-she was for
ty, but still lively and handsome posted
down from Buffalo, arrived " at the queer
old horee, climbed up the queer old steps,
and had an interview- with the little old
housekeeper, when she made her friend at
once. To her she imparted her desire to
have a fair chance to study the person and
characters of the pretenders to - her hand.
To carry out her object, she proposed to
Mrs. Fidget to assume the character of a
chambermaid and aid her in, her domestic
dxAi&s. But the first thing tor be done was
4 to remove from the parlor wall a portrait of
herself an excellent likeness of : a hand
some and attractive woman, ffl3I-ubstitut-ed
therefor a head she ' had brought, with
her from Buffalo, a disagreeable, repellant
countenance, lined with age and ill temper.
ihese arrangements maae, the Held was
ready for the gentlemenv
Mr. Topham came first, and the very
first thing the housekeeper didjivas to in
troduce him to the pretended portrait of the
widow He shrugged bis shoulders and
uttered a deep sigh.
.-. "A perfect Gorgon ! what do yon think
of thai face V he added, addressing Crab-
ftick, the broker, who followed him in.
"Half a million!" answered Crabstick,
eFP? the portrait with much evident
"Are you jready for dinner,
asked the w ilowy with a low courfesy, hf-r
little hands 'stuck in the pocket of - hkr
jaunty French apron. - ' - -?
"Assoonjis you like, my deir," an
swered Tophjxin, surveying her friticalfy
through his frjlass, and nudging Crabstick,
who wore spectacles. : "The old fellow had
some taste--eh? A very pretty ojat line
free and ilowjing colo quite Titfanesquji
and laid oh with a fjdl pencil." 1
- The widowj blushed deeply, as slip caught
the purport of his remarks. I
"Natural, jl see. -I was goingj to -ask
you, my dejir, where you bougjht your
madder carmine. Excuse my inistake;
but the taste ffor the finie arts has t beconip
so general, tfcat even the ladies pa-int." ;
They weni into dinner, and.Mrjs. Bren
ton waited, qjuietly scrutinizing uV gues$,
and listening! attentively to all the said.--The
broker tfxlked of nothing but stocky,
investments, j exchange, foreign sjecuritipp
and the balkjnce of trade, while ' fTopha?h
rattled away jabout pictures, horsey, actrtte
es, singers, liooks, billiards and scandal, j;
"What shall we do to kill time jthisevb-
rung f asked the universal genius,, "jet s
have a game at cards." . ; . . !
"But there's only two of us," replied tc
broker. "Haun t we letter see whkch shall
marry the wdow. We'll draw lo.s." j
"Lots ! Oi that aint funny, andjit's over
too quick. lj have it. Suppose we decil
it by cards Kvhfst, and the widow for te
"What shall we do for partners!?"
"The old woman and the yourg one,'
said Tophairi. "Old woman playq whist?
he asked of the widow. I i
"I believejshe does, sir." j
"Awl you;?" 1
"A little.'. !
"Very wep it's arranged. Are
satisfied, Cnjbstick?" J
"Well, thn, Fanny, or Julia, C Ma
Ann, tell 'eii to clear away the tilings aild
set out the ' card-table. Anything for! a
quiet life, j Hurry, now ; Tin all impa
After the removal of dinner when the
brief twilighi had merged in darkness, tie
candles wer lit, and the old housekeeper
in her cererrtonial attire, sat down as Crab
stick's partrler, while Topham ;had tjie
pretty Fannjj for his vis-a-vis. The gartie
was skill full played, but Fortune: decided
in favor of youth and beauty. iTopham
had won the; widow. ?
"I wish you toy, sir,
said the house
keeper. ; i
"Not before it's wanted, mafarrj,w repji
ed Tophain, j "The half million j is mine
but wherefs the grace and beatty that I
once swore jshould illume my household
when I surrendered my free hearj Y !
"Topham" said the broker, "jf youVe
sick of the bargain, why dont yo sell oi)t?
You can't come into possession for sorhe
time and your creditors are pressing.-!
Now, I'll give you fifty thousand, cash, aiid
take the widow off your hands." ;
; "Fifty thousand and liberty, eh-;?' cribd
Tophain, catching at the idea I
"Slay f mid Mrs. Brenton, tVho was
already in love with Topham. "When4e,
pray, did you derive your aversion for the
widow?" j j j
"The portjrait, the portrait, Mrdonna"!"
"I've heaird it said that , portraits wqre
not always ljke," replied the lady "Had
you not better consult, the original before
deciding?" j, : ":
"Btrt howjean I V '
"By looking at me, said the lady, cast
ing down hejtfeyes. ., j '1
"You, Fajiny ! What's the rneaningjof
this? Plots jand stratagems ! Mls. Fidg
et, you can ehlighten u. Speak! fl charge
jou, on your! allegiance, and tell ime who
my pretty partner ia ? S r
"Old Mr. Trenton's Uauirhter-iri-law and
heiress, sir, j replied tle housekeeper, Mrs
Fanny Brenton." ; ?
"That wa Mrs. Jlack Tophaka thatj is
tobe, Crabstick, I i refuse yom( ofTcryf
Fifty thousand! one flash of her Mack- eye
is worth the money. If she hadn'jt a dollar
a half million would'nt make me ;give her
p" " ' - . I r
So that was the. upshot of the j affair
the broker was disorntTrteof and the
queer man's queer will made a Very hap
py couple. ! 5
-2r Over fjmteen hundred workmen
are said to be at present busily aC work in
the Gosport, (Va.,) navy yard. They are
building two of the six steam frigates or
dered by Congress, the Colorado and Ro
anoke, and fitting out the Constellation,
Raritan and Potomac,, besides whidrihey
are erecting a foundry, sheds, a quay
wall, &c. -j -: ' ' :
EST'Billiads were invented by Henrique
Vigine, a Frencfc artist, in the . reign of
Charles IX., about the year 1571, and! at
once came to be a roost fashionable arxl
In Quincy market, Boston, the
dav before thanksgiving, tfeere were sold
pis 1 7 turkey?, nY pairsr 01 cructenar and
; Sulphur is so scarce in Russia
that it is said the Czar is ready to- contract
with another celebrated prince whose ao
minions abound in that commodity j .
tg The Iowa Telegraph states tnat
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