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JAS "'STEWART. jPre'i Jc6e;
-"J? SHfeRIDAN' ---Clerk C.C. Plsas.
AlX. VOKTER- :'.'-LPbs. AnV
iSA'AG !OATES i L --i -Atoitob
3 - JO H N'.' JO S BSi'-- i- i - Sheriff.
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iSf)RLOT SMITH-tr- iii i Strvevor
- JOHN' O. BROWN - ---- -Coroser.
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V i.'"PlR.ECTORS.
WILSON BOTDORF.
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AKIEUICAN HOUSE,
r. G1L805 ' Kew London. 'Haron Coonty,
. Okie.
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rfiHK rtKritetJKlCy to irti ounce tSt be
L kw opened Hotel.to be lulled tfce Miller
' ... llia-iij" iiinrj1 nrr " -" ""
Mioctreet, AMiland, id repeclTuUj eolicita
oJI.li te-jblleitroug - HVMlldJtK. '
. tFUIRidniigoed hvlnfr lee.l Ihf above house
"Ifof. term f ye.r., rpectfullr oticrt bre
u ,w- mkiiciUiraun. : etfurt will be iared
'im'witbcn.- 11 ' " ; : .1
BICE.
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Tj4"viSG.Ud the above name Bone fora
-X-Xi-t'erm f' car, e nilarsigned reapccttnlly
.Bijabro pblic,patrunae. So pama
will be (pared to make corulortable all loose WB
'Jaurv -faTof aim witna MIL !'-:. ' L .,
fOskrVbETARJaAK; having dgaia takes the
fl trt abovarHoas'. will be preiwiedto accommodate
.M lirld frienda Who may faoi him with inll.
"-ioodoB -n i ve. wov.asd.iej3." - - sat
- n PAUKER, .
' i'ttfVjp CinwltT 1 L '' Caaiteenr;
tYaVIWO -forined" cop't"e'lP wI11 We
-tuXX- an atpt atteolioa to 1 1 buniaeas eutruated to
their care io tbis and surrounding couiilie. Of
.Hlee'nemrty' orpoait tke enipacll Houae, , .
aAiCablad.ft.a3d. .
J flsdd i KWERiBKERri, , (
-J r--! 4''0 Countrilor tat Zaw. ,
, .ji-rAFFICB, 4n Waio Plreet, Weat of the Samp- J
ecu nouae, afuwuuvuiu.
,'Mmm; ' wituia anviaoii. ,;
,Toaai
t-cUKtrraey lf -t" awe! Solicitor i.Chaneeryt
i-ViriU- ttul prafcaaioBal bnaineu to.
V' troated to their care. In tbia and.adjoiniog
Taawtmea. 'Wiahland, Bv. t3d ata3. ' iU- ;
via-ilitfrmi mnd CmtiurUar t Lav r : f
ffJXTrKBonr Drag Store of Sampeell A Co. Bui
JJ pen In thia aod neighboring couutiea prompt
" If aUendedto..' - i, -, . ,
Aahlaud. Kov. 23d, 1853. . , rtM
-tii.'!txmiK'.-r,f ''. ; M-"i nTm.
-tir-sm ire P?KXE, , ,
k cAUy'a aad CnttilTt at na.
TTTlt attend promptly to an boaineaaentnwte
V; ito taeur. tare in tbia and adjoining countiea.
XJIci oa corner of Main aud Churcbatieela.
Athlabd jtov. 83d. 1853 ' - - ' S6tf
m. TOLT6K. ' , 1 " , at'COMB:
.v.J; iPrrKTOIf.'A: HeCOwBg.
Attarneyrand Coumeilor at Latet
OFFICII on Main street, over the Store of T.
jC. Buaanell. AshUnd, Asbland,Coiuity&Q.
tfSveSber 23d.' 1853. - J - yHf
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ruvKl r,IUUIA8 J, Bt'JLI.. . - . ,
ATTORSEY AT LAW and Justice of the
Peace. Losdooville, Aiblaad Cqunty. Ubio. ;.
fToVember g3d, 185S: ' -i ' ' ' 'S6tl
-KsasaLT . . 1 " t..1' inrn
-13'T Tut tp4 H CLAKKl n,Iu J...:
fcpafFFl opposite P.or J. Kisser's. Store, Main
, V. Street. Ashland. Ashland eonbty. Ohia.
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,iiiCiii :l.L.;CKA!IE M. fc.i.o
ftft ?d ljearj-ssnasudOsaisl,'. , m
-t;4pvFFICJ&,djrring Mjllingtan's VrS, Sore
"r.shUnd;' April 19rh, IS43 n48tt
ju, WM. joshes, ; ;
V''i eiai f Jftrf ieiae. ' : ''
HT-f AVlNe ioeatedia KuguleaTewustaip, Asbland
-' Jtl- CoantyOhlo. offCTs his professional aervicea
o the public generally; Particular attention paid
CAroute diseases. RaCBrnatiCTn.. Liver ad Lu ng
--compiainu fid Korea, etc,. Cancers, Schirroua
Tand Caneerbnn To nrorn'-removed 'without', tba
-OTjtiiaT:aMtn.-,,v-.-. .;,jda)j g,8 8M.-nn50tf ,
-VsJu-Prntimer oj Irficin M mTfery r
V'AH.AaolniroontyOhia AJ.o.Just
13 ice ol the. Peace and Notary Public'
for "paet'favore, 'Teapecfllrltf 1 an--'
.in I .a.ajiaa iltnl hnnnai r irmrrt llifr peactiae of
,1Ti rtr - more erf f . B.;-"P.' Ssrrrpsel-
Ukrt'rin in aiir. itm hranrhr.a.
Office in the Era-
Ssrrrr-e-T3.V Ashland j O.
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IIut nrwxtiar JsWiciiMatsW srnr v .-
Jf'V?(Mbd aU buslaaas cdnnected vjith his
. 'V Y' proiessron.'Ofucein tba Centre of Tro,.Ash
Pflaad county iObiex') ''" !'' :-'.'fly8 '
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id iftrmexBrt4)'ibMKiMeiNX akb rok-
aiaF j 4sia4U. vyaujkj , wutu.
jTTTATCH MJRBlt AB13KWEL.
t . f . EK.JLWalertn Watches. Jew-
cHf' WJairttes aud Clocka repaired and
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lew eiry, tiocas. sukcv n"ni,fc.
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jAshland, Ohio. . , . 3Dtf ...Dep M. 185X
W1LLIAH BALSTDHt j!:.;') '-
-rXTfitG& AHD piaOCH WAKES, Poat Of
. -i -Bee Building, Main atreet, Asniaod
t. f"lr--iri-T of Jewelry, 'Jtspt icoasaatly on
10 hand. November S3d.' 1853;.- -r Self " '
ni.iii CnlJ anal UlH Plna mliA araiiicn
.171-3 jain e-.a -:k , -m-riftc.
ZLZ Minvficrurir of Hoot land Shotil '
1 r-' ntHKEK. doors brlow'the .Time Friut-
ri -i- tag umce, AaBiaao. ,u ato. j;ustonx
f VI Work dona to order on tba shot test notice
ah jnosrasoliabls tprms. j..
SunnlKf Ulk. ,li53. - OA
.'4 0id Ireii 'Wanted.
,rT1BK aubarnartlay'OASH for any quantity
X- of old metal delivered at bnvfomdry ia Aablad,
fab. L. J7tfc ' Br MASSn&LD,
Hal JTJEl'
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iniD.XIGIlX SKIES,
' Tba midnight skies the midnight ki
Oh what a solemn grandeur lies
: i Upon their browB eternal height j ' '
And yet around them wreathed there aeema
j: A halo, brigliter than the beam .
Caught from the a'tnilea el Jite aad light.
,Tbe aiidnigbt akiea .the midnhht akiea
, Millioaa of ever-waking evea ; . ,.; " ...
iook through their ailent ataxrjr bowera,
; Watching their wizard twin of death ;
... Slecp-r-thialjj moying on the breath
Of mortals in tbia sphere of cure.
. The-midnight-akiea the midnight akiea
In vain the.JJnljel;iever triea ,
To laugh their shadowy terror o(T;
, For o'er hia aoul they cast a spell
" Of God-head, ao ineffable
1 Aa freexei oa hi lips the ecofT. . ,
Ths midnight akiea prsnd boundless, deep
Hal Js here the watching angels keep'
- " The passes ol eternitj.
Regions mysterious and sublime, ",
' Stretched out npon the wings jbf time
"i Pominiona of a Deity J ' ''
1ku;-r- ; '.::;- ii .
know that od is every where : '
Beyond the eastern hcean, there ..- --
He girds the morn with wings of light
"Me spreads upon the sunny honr "" ' ' -
" The dark pitllron of his power," ' "
i - And then We say, bhold His nigtt I '
li .i 'k'.-l'-f f.'O TJ :.,2':Jo S.K-
. But oh 'tia in the sMies soae ii
... The akieaof midnight, 6uo hath showk ,;
' Perspectives to the deathless miad
Mansions that all the blaze ol day .
Conld never to the mind display
:l j;Afa in distant glory ibria'd. ' -
rrjJQUNiPEEE., -ITfiE
TIP HTiyG P 0 C TO . -
V The' kerb of the foll(rvrrnf;Rketch was
4 native tf Kentucky.' His' fat&ei'.waa
a farmer of moderate circumstances- liv
ing a few miles from Louisville who
managed', by great' labor and scrupulous
economy, to give his favorite and first
born an excellent education, embracing
the degree of a doctor of medicine.
Younir' lMenefee "was remarkable, from
the earliest period of i.1 s intellectual de- I
veiuumcut, tur au iuiuubi; uuu i)ui iiiuji
ambition, such as could brook Co rival
i " , i : i . : i , it..i .
in wnaiever oe unaenootv, wiine tuc glo
rious.' gifts "of 'a ' luagulficcnt brain and
mio-htv rihvslcal constitution, seemed to
-furnish the surest guarantees for theul-
timatc 'reality of his every hope, .tsy
pro,dip-ious" exertions, day and night," he
stood foremost in all his class.es at' CoL
lege,''and graduated with an eclat that
obscured the fame of competitors,, so that
had the rising star of his ' genius met
with no adverse shock to' hurl it aay
from its appropriate and radicut ' orbit.
imagination can scarcely assign a limit
to-the splendor it might have attained
t i . , L-i.ri-.'-li-:-
lui uniortunaieiy a nosuie eoiiisiua an
the very .commencement of its career, to
arouse the sleeping volcano of his dark
est passion,' ana project the course of his
ambition at a dangerous tangent from
the circle of a peaceful life,
Jle had a young and beautiful sister
who was seduced and betrayed by afash-
? ' IT' Ml T T r T
lonaoie villain in jaouisviiie, one tiamcs
Murray, a lawyer, and universally re
garded.; as the ruost .desperately - brave
dpellist? that- Kentucky the land-- so
"prodigal; of Jieroea ever produced..,; "
While, toe father and mother-ot the
ruined girl were weeping tears of despair.
John, then -only - twenty . years : of age,
armed ' himself and' proceeded in search
ofliis enemy.-' He -found him in ;the
court house immediately after an adjourn
ment, and without uttering a word," at
tacked and belabored . him , dreadfully
with' a cowlide: 'Murray, on his'' part,
fought like a fiend, Imt in Vain V for' the
fired desperation of ' fierce .and" ebneen-:
trated" wrath ''amea red to' have civeu
young 'Menefee the strength of a dozen
men. ' . He blinded his enemy witn quick
and' 1 ' tountless' . bldws,:';6!ashed ' from. ,;his '
band every pistol th e other Succeeded in
rawing -from his pocket, and flagelated
lm, till he' was literally : !covered ' with
blood.-'. - -;:
A ' challenge was the result, . Men-
efefi aceepted on these conditions V' That
be,jii'eeting should take ,lace at a fer
tain1 spQt'theensnin'g tabrnin, ' directly
after sunrise '"Tiree pistols' were to be
ioaaea--eactr roe snorxid taKe one lire Dy
turraiat'a mark"ten: .pa'ces. ' distant.
"JVb'peVer' Hit nearestHhe ccfcte'r; .' should
then bav -the' remaining '.'pistol, "and
shoot' :at' his' adve-Vsdry'Br head.1, '.'If he
inissed, tbe other should be entitled, to a
Bhot, and bo on' "by alteration' till one of
'thein' should fall: dead.' .'"These ferocious
.trn)sVere mutually1 nettled, and'' the
TJnncipals and" seconds taet" accordingly
orJ the banka of the O hie' river, six mile
vi . .iti'."-"il i ' ;'.;. i.-! a .
The seeonds measured" off. ten pacei
and then made a black spot witB ' moist
ened gun-powder, : about as ; high as a
man a. Heart, ou a , slender, oak tre.
They then loaded, three pistole,' handed
one to reacl) principal,, and. retained the
third( to be given o the, sueccasful marks
man. ' , The antagonists then cut pack
of cards for the first, shot.-'s Murray
drew tbe qrjeen of diamonds. Me'nefee
the ace of spades, and bo wpn the .first
fire. . He immediately took his atand,
turned ' his right side . to tho tree , let
the hand which grasped the weapon' now
at full. cock,, fall until, the . (.ark- muzzle
reached below, his knee, fixed, li flash
in ff blue eyes steadily; a moment on the
mark',' and' then, swift as thought, raised
and pulled trigger. Unfortunately the
bklled ia the
back-wo'o.ds that ' is," , the ' flash'''-in. the
pan was seen" first, and then the explo-
sion of the load in the barrel, sounding
long, like a double report Under such
circumstances', most persons' would have
' a..'. a . ...
missed tne tree: Dut as j.i was,- xieneJ
fee's bullet barely cut the upper edge of
the mark. "' An excellent shot.-1"" .. '
-.-.Mm iay "nowtookTiia position. .'He
Was a famous level shooter, ' having pre
viously slain three men in as many shots,
sending the balls directly through their
brain." - He raised slowly, poised, ' took
deliberate aim, then stood several se
conds motionless asthe trce atJwhich
the muzzle of his pistol was pointed, and
fired. The crack was short and sharp
like the pealm? of a bell, and when the
blue wreaths of curling smoke cleared
away, the spot on the oak was not to be
seen the white bullet hole bored into
the splintered wood occupied its place.
The second' then' gave Murray the
third -pistol, and be stationed himself ten
steps from his unarmed adversary, 'who
in the meanwhile, seemed calm and fear
less as an unconcerned spectator, with
out' the - slightest symptom of cither
alarm or surprise. According' to the
terms stipulated, Murray ' might choose
his own time after the elevation of the
weapon; to" fire and the thought appear
ed to cross his soul to torture his antag--bnist
by a cruel and unnecessary delay.
He raised his hand gradually, and fixed
a mortal aim at Menefee's head, in which
posture he continued for more than two
minutes.'". But Menefee still ; betrayed
no" emotion. Not a' nerve shook his
face paled not a shade. -"A bitter 'smile
of scorn writhed on his purple' lip, ' and
his gleamy blue eyes, gazed fiercely into
that of his deadly-foe,' seemed1 to the
'wondering mind like a ball of lire1, .so in
tense' and revengeful Was its glare.- ;At
length he called out in a voice ; piercing
and shrill as the shriek of a trumpet. 1
u Murray, you d - a coward, why
don't you shoot ? Are 'you -afraid to
shoot?" ""' .' .-.-..-. v
- ' And whether it was'the position of
Murray's aim, so long extended.' affected
the'aSin,' or that he' became "excited by
the mocking taunt," or" 'surpris3d :at ;'the
terrible tones of his enemy's voiee,' or
quailed with preternatural dread before
tho" lightning" of his burning blae eyd, it
ia impossible to-: say :i but at Jeast,. what
everlniight.be thtf. can8etj'rremarkable
change passad over his leaturea. His
cheek J5ewjalidf his
ed, Lis ..andj shook
ball: merely grazed M
9ale lips quiver-
lie firad..,.. The
efee.'s left teni-
pie without ,iBjuryf:.- ,.;
Then, the seconds re-loaded the' pistol,
and placed it in the hand of Menefee,. and
the parties again assumed their , proper
stations. The youthful: avenger of .his
sister's shame, waited not. an iustaut.
He- was in too great a hurry to finish his
work,, for suspense. Quick as the flash
of a. sunbeam,, he' elevated , his . weapon
and .fired. With the joar of tho explo
sion, without . a sigh or . groan,: Murray
dropped dead in his , tracks. . , ,;His right
eye had been shot out 1, ; . .
Menefee. tied the country, and settled
in .Couway county, Arkansas. .. Hence
forth, thewhole current of his thoughts
and passions appeared: to be changed.
The earthquake of mortal wrath, which
bad burst up from the profound abysses
of Lis soul, had ploughed out a na pas
sage for the march of ambition- - -pas-'
sage stained with ineffable blood l. Be
fore his heart had burned with unquench
able enthusiasm to excel, in knowledge,
in variety,, depth and extent of. attain
ments :, now he' eoveted superiority on
ly in desperate deeds; the cloudy achieve
ments, of . brute bravery. .. Nor to say
the truth, could he. have selected a more
appropriate field in the wide world for
belligerent purposes than Arkansas then
afforded. Political strife raged with in
credible fury., . No man could be leader
either in the parties of the; State, or in
those of a county, unless he stood ready
at all times to defend . his principles at
the point of the bowie knife or the mus
zle of the pistoL : To enumerate all the
duels fought by opposing chiefs of the
different factionsiduring that .sanguina
ry era,. Would stagger, belief! A . faint
idea of,, this barbarous state of, things
may be .conceived from .the, astonishing.
fact that Arkansas has jiever to this day
had a Senator or Representative in . the
councils of the nation, who has not .once
if no more, -periled his. life , on the-.- so-
called "field of. honor. Vi . , Honorable
duels, however, formed scarcely a tithing
tf the coiiilit wjied.., .Riots, affrays,
and deadly renoountres by chance, med
ley, were of weekly and sometimes daily
occur rence. Dr; Menefee topk.V hand
in all, and yet escaped from each with
out a scar, till his very name grew to
be thing of terror, at the sound of
which even brave men .trembled. 1 And
thus he had. , reached; the fiat of his now
false, and at last fatal ambition. - As a
" famous fighter. ' he was universal! v ac
knowledged .to be without a second, and
that:too, m, a, country abpunding, with ,
bold spirit?, trom every quarter ot the
ynion. The "Rectors, the Desbas, Wil
son Conway the nibst redoubtable he
rocs dreaded his ferocious "bine eye. -i
tl ..'.- VI : - - J : -' . . - - .
ii wouia nare Deoir ayvjurieus -inquiry
to analyze the m'otives ' a&d feelings' of
the terrible duelist fc this periodl ,;'He
does not seem to have been actuated by
sheer 'ahd absolute-' faeltyJ-He did not
wield the bowie-knife for the -sake of- in
flicting pain it was 'onlylthe-3 sharp in
strument with which he cleaved hia way
to notoriety. He fought, oo so1 much
to avenge insults aa to achieve popularity.
To excel,' ascend, culminate, formed the
goal of all his thoughts and 'wishes-, 'and
to do this in his -present sphere, but a
single- path, lay open the path paarked
by firo and blood.: He became q ; mon
omaniac, hopelessly " diseased in. the ; or
gan of destructrveness.. ; He .Jived 9nry
in a state of . ecstatic dream f . bravery
a dream oyerno wing, ; with ..the. .con
sci.ousness of surpassing power the pow
er to make all eyes and all hearts trem
blc. He devised extraordinary methods
of displaying his cprirage. and contempt
of death. He was known, on several oc
casions, without uttering a word, to ap
pisioi nuna; nre, ,as ir. is
broach and suit in the faces of aotorious
bullies- with 'who! he- had" no cause1 of
quarrelj and for the sole end f prevok-
ing a liguii. ouo perBuuat a.vsiiguc-
sulted from thiB excessive' -desperatipn.
No other physician. could b& found hardy
enough to nettle in Conway; where sich
a foe reigned, and as a matter of aouraef
-M-errefrxS pot all the practice. lie even
attended his own wounded would cut
a man open with his bowie-khifo in the
morning, and if called upon, sew hrm- up
with his needle in the evening. -
The via proverb says " there must
be an end to everything;" and an end
came at last to tlie reign of the ,4:Fight
ing Doctor," 'as ' he was christened in
blood throughout Arkansas. J He had a
neighbor- named Phillips, a "peaceable,
inoffensive man, who. had never previous
ly been engaged in a difficulty with any
human being, and hence in that region
was generally" deemed a coward;;": From
some cause, which never publicly trans
pired, feelings of hostility arose between
thd two, and Menefee sought an early
opportunity .to cowhide the other in' the
streets or Xiewisourg.. i'hulips bore his
chastisement without so much as an ef
fort of resistance. ' Indeed, at the mo
ment, he had no other alternative, for
he was altogether unarmed, while , his
enemy had a. pistol cocked at his breast.
Immediatelv afterward, however. Phil
lips went and literally . loaded himself
with murderous weapons, and returned
to face his foe on more equal terms. :
They encountered in the public square
while the court was. in session, and nev
er did the 'sun of heaven shine on amore
obstinate' combat. ." "First .of all ' they
fired two -rounds with pistols, and at the
second round Phillips was' wounded in
the lions. But this, Instead of checking
his furious ardor, only tended to inflame
and "madden him the 'more., :; He un
sheathed' hia" knife, nd bounded upon
his enemy, whsy-seeeived his thrusts with
a deadlv blade. ' With clenched teeth.
fbain on their livid .lips, panting chests,
i , , - ' , i f i . in
ana mazing eyes, iney lougut. lino .ma
niacs, till both were bathed m sweat
and blood.. y At epgth Phillips ventured
a desperate 'maneuver;'" He 'dropped his
own knife," and seizing the-naked ' blade
of h's antagonist s, snapped it m two by
fnaih' strength," cutting, at the sanie time
his own' fingers to the bone: 'ile- then.
drew from beneath his. vest another
knife'j'and made a plunge at1 Menefee s
heart, but Menefee, in turn caught the
sharp blade hi' his'"1 hand and broke1 off
the pohi) wUb prrrripB prc6Vrtc5a a, third
bowfe'-khife,' much larger f than the oth
ers," and "plunged it up to the hilt-in his
enemy's side, who fell ' to rise no more.
Menefee, as he lay npon the gory ground,
looked up with a smile, and gasped in a
dying voice i :' '"-;' -- ;(: ' 1
"Phillips, you are rving or uonway,
now, for yod nave- killed tne rignting
Doctor." " ;:; rr l' : ; - ;; "-."-
'"'-" UOTHINGTO DO.1 " T
It is a common.-boast with- would-be
fine gentlemen, that they, have nothing
to do. : Jtoung men, whose lathers '(per
haps worked at the .forge, drove carts or
blacked boots, are servants ol , all work
at a country hotel, i profess . to : despise
honest, labor, pride themselves on a life
wealthy indolence. Others born' of fami
lies that have enjoyed a competence for
soveral generations, look down contempt
uously on these latter pretender to
gentility, and like Spanish gradees of the
first class, think their blood purer . than
that of the other people, because it has
flowed through, drones for . a century, or
more. :--- . ' '. - -
Yet is the working man, not the : idle
one, who is a benefit to a state. -. The
mere consumer adds .nothing to. the
community. - If : we could ; suppose a
commonwealth wholly composed of such
persons, we should have one that was im
poverishing itself continually. -Just in
proportion, also,' aa Bations cease, to be
producers, and become : consumers,.- do
they decline towards poverty and . ruin.
The decay of 'JSpain is an. example in
point. Biit a people that is mostly, or
altogether7 composed of working' men, is
always adding to its wealth and enlarg
ing its prosperty; v America has fewer
drones than any nation ;on She lace ot
the globe, and America is advancing in
a ratio that is without precedent. :
It is a curse to a people to be idle,
not the less. deleterious is it to the: iu
dividuah Nature never intended-hu
man faculties to run to waste, as they do
when jl man has no occupation. A life
of indolence is an almost sure precursor
to a life of vice; . To boast of having
nothing-to do, is actually to stultify one's
self. - It ia to proclaim .that the cause of
civilisation is - to gain- nothing in. - that,
quarter; that the noble purposes of exis-,
tence are to oe seinsniy sacnacea w mere
sensual gratifications. In a word it is
to substitute the animal life of the sav
age; for the loftier duties of the man and
citizen.'" b -'.it ., ,b-"t-.ili.i ;..!-r f-
r.Tho boast' should be, not that one does
nothing, but that one never passes a use
less momenta : very true man wishes to
die in the harnessas Adams,' Clay! and
Webster did, and not' to trifle away . life
in empty amusement -or vicious -rexoite-.
menta., ; Recreation is necessary: to all,
and no man can) work sturdily without
it but a life which' is all. recreation is
a' fatal blunder, to use the mildest phrase.'
It devours the individual with ennui re
tards instead of advancing ' his develop
ments, contributes nothing to the benefit
of soeiety,'and often ends iu crime itself
If a man "wishes to pronounce; his ''own
degradation, - let - him "boas ; of ' having
nothing to do. Phila. Ledger- A. ii-
- t .
' -XtSMeeting" x rtegio in tbQ", road,
with1 crape onl his hat; a traveler said :
' iYani liiave lost-some of your 'rela
tives! seev.'' yi'U !--: 1 ;i,b lit
i- i.Yes, Massa." v ZAU A-.', -i
" Was it a near or distant relative ?'-';
" Yes, putty; distant 'bout twenty
four miles," waa the reply.:-1 r a
.... -r .l; I 1:. . ' fA'.D i .' j
r IP"- iThe. meohanie who- improved'
an opportunity, intends to "have-it patented.
-. l?mA.K-i .gfr.rrf t,.5.Tla l.th tl-.-i
. i;We,fin4 thet folhjwin.intpresting anj
eodfjuatratijig the .yalueof ,a recent
AmeriCrr invention in an English paper
of .ike lth' F,ebruaryt: ? i 1
;InaSsin-aj youtng Lesghiaa "ajhief,
being severely , wounded during one. of
the. frequent . razzias "of the" Russians,
took refuge in a' ruined sakli, in order
to apply bandages to his wounds.' While
thus employed he was discovered by
party of ..twelve dismouutedydragoons,
who immediately gave chase on his ta
king flight. ' Beinir fleet of foot." for
short while he outran'them, during which
time suchof thena as had their carbines
loaded, fired at him ineffectually.. Hav
ing crossed one, of the flexible bridges,
common in that country, and which was
over a rapid torrent at the foot of a
mountain: the - fugitive finding himself
unable to. proceed-much further,: and
having time to put . his arms in . order,
stood at bay under a projecting rock.
With yells of delight and uplifted sabres,
the Russians approached the bridge.
The foremost ncaring him eried. "Yield,
dog I " Not' whilst I have twelve lives
at my girdle, " cried the undaunted
mountaineer. The Russians in the rear
laughed loudly at the boast;' but he in
advance- fell dead, pierced through and
through, by a bullet, nearly at the feet of
the Lesghian. The second soldier stum
bled over his dead comrade, and as, he
rose received a shot which caused him to
fall severely wounded." ' The next seeing
the Bame weapon', which had twice been
discharged, still pointed, rushed on but,
to the surprise of the -Russians, a third
shot was fired at him ; untouched, how
ever, he was 'about to cut down the
Lcsghian, when a fourth discharge seat-'
tered his brains' on the rocky parapet,
and jLis lifeless body tumbled into the
torrent beneath. 1 hree of the liusstans
had now fallen. " What devil of a pis
tol is this, that speaks'-so often? " cried
the survivors to each other. The Lesghian
still stood firm, merely folding his pelisse
of sheep's skin round his left arm, ready
to receive a blow, a precaution not ,un-
needed, since now two Russians, abreast,
were on the' point of assailing him." Cer
tain of their prey,-; these advanoed more
cautiously thau their predecessors.: This
time: two deliberate shots brought them
down right and left ; each fell pierced
near th ; region of the heart, . The re
maining soldiers were- amazed. ,; ' The
Leegbtan,- faint witb loss of blood : and
feeling . his Itrenjitft fast, ebbing, ijtiwr
drew forth another pistol, a moment un
observed by the enemy, and rapidly fired
three shots at the group' of Russians-,
some fiftyyards distant at the otherend
of the bridge, - Owing to his sight being
now. dim only - one shot ; took enect,
wounding "one of the dragoons in, the
shoulder. " Let us fly,": they"' Cried f " it
is the Evil Spirit' of the mountains ; he
would kilt our whole" army.".- ,A.ceerding-
ly they precipitately, fled, . just as ..the
Lesghian ": gank:down-. exhausted 't the
foot of the rock." ' At a distance' they
ventured to look back. ' " It bath van
ishedio the mist" cried the superstitious
Muscovite.-; ; : ii--ts ;,.it ',.
The Lesghian chief was succored by
some of his owa people, and ere long
..jia , -, .1 . : J
rccoverea irom uis nur t, as aiu me womiu
ed Russian. ! At ' his bridal feast some
four months after, the: pistols, which were
a pair of Colt's revolvers and were a gift
from an American traveler,. .Captain
K- : to the youthful hero of the Cau
casus, were handed round amid' the gen
eral; benedictions of - the party. ; The
bride' is said even to have kissed them,
. . a a , . ,
saying, Am jny uenemet, were an. tne
brave Circassians armed like thee, ther
would not be so many tearful maidens
and bereaved widows in Daghestan."'-
The Russian prisoner, soon reconciled
by kind treatment to his position,, has
had the cruel horsehair removed from
his heel, and has oftercleansed and load
ed those identical specimens of the fatal
weapons," destined to effect such- a revo
lution in the warfare of the world. .. ;
The Btorv of .devil's pistol'.' .was
long . told among . the simple Russian
soldiery, t when conversing on their
march, as the winding' column ascended
some. ' interminable mountain, or when
the grateful Samovar (kettle) gave prom
ise of tea. at the close of their day'B
journey. Jxow, the.partial introduction
of the arm. among, the omcers has in
some degree dissipated the telling effect
of the story, but many still devoutly be
lieve that the young Lesghian chief was
no other, .than, the Prince of Darkness
himself, out qu a sporting expedition for
the express purpose ot bagging Russian
soldiers.''-' .:.:..-. U
A tuft of horse-hair is commonlv in
serted by the Circassians' in the heels of
their pnsoriers,"in order to' create such a
degree of lameness as to prevent "their
eSCapel' S -L-UJI wr r. : j-
The simplicity of. 'many of ithe Rus
sian soldiers is. almost touching.. in . its
childness. ..It is against the Czar that
we' ar'e; making" 'warj' not against these
unfortunate beings.
Aj Slight Error. rA geptleman of
Douot was going but in his carriage to
make some 'calls with bis wife," when he
discovered that he had left his : Visiting
cards... ? He ordered -his;, foot map, re
cently; come int has service, tQigQ to
the mantle piece in hia sitting room, and
bring the cards he ; should; see there. r
The servant (did bb ordered,; retaining
the articles to b weed as he would be
directed, and off started .the . gentleman,
sending ia .the footman with cards where
ever i" not.T at 'homes", .occurred -A
these were quite numerous, he turned to
his servant with. the question,,;,.-:: '
" How many cards have you left ?" "
" Well 8ir,""said the footman, very
innocently; f there's" the king of Ipades,
the six of hearts, and the aoe of ..clubs.'." 4
The poor fellow ad taken the wrong
UUVUUICUU). i, i i if
.... ...i .ij ; : -; -! - ; .oO.'.s...t . .IS
' Why must your nose' neeessari-:
ly be in the middle of your face T' .Be
cause it is the scenter.
,A NOBLE INSTANCE OF INDIAN
.f; . . . FAITH. ,V
A correspondent of the Detroit jj"ree
Press .gives some deeply interesting an
ecdotes of the great Indian warrpr ,and
propnet, j. ecumsen. wnue. tne enemy
was in full '' possession or the country
around Monroe and Detroit, Tecumseh,
with a large band of his warriors, visited
the river Raisin- . The inhabitants along
L that river had been stripped of nearly
every means of subsistence. Old Mr.
Rivard (a Frenchman) who was lame,
and unable by his labor to procure a living-
for himself and family, had contrived
to keep out of sight of the wandering
bands of savages a pair of oxen, with
which his son was able to procure a scan
ty support 'for the family.
It so : happened that while' at labor
with the oxen, Tecumseh, who had come
over from; Maiden, walking up to him,
said . . . . . .
"My friend, I must have ' those oxen.
My young men are' very' hungry they
have - nothing to eat. We mast have
those oxen."-.: ; : . ' .
..: Young Rivard remonstrated.. He
told, the chief that if he took, the oxen
his father would starve to death. '
" Well," said Tecumseh,'" we are con
querers, and every thing we want is ours.
I must have the oxen ; my people must
not starve ; but I will not be so mean as
to rob you of them ; I will give you one
hundred dollars for them, and that is far
more than they are worth ; but we must
have them." . - '.
Tecumseh got a white man to write an
order on the British Indian Agent, CoL
Elliot, who was on the river, some dis
tance below, for the money. The oxen
were killed, large fires built and the for
est warriors - soon feasting en the flesh.
Young Rivard .took .the order to CoL
Elliot, who promptly refused to pay it,
sayiugr--" We are ' entitled .to support
from the country we have conquered. t" I
will not pay it.1' - ' '- ;'-i i ,
' The young man with a sorrowful heart,
returned with the answer to Tecumseh,'
who said ." He, won't pay.it, will . he ? -'Stay
all night, and to-morrow we will go
and see." . --"-
On the next' morning"' lie took young
Rivard aqrl eht ip-w'M see the CoL
On meetlngluin, he said, f Do you refuse
to'pay' fo'r the oxen I bought ?""
i i Yes," ; said-' the Colonel, and he re
iterated the reason of his refusaL
X botght Mypm aaid the chief, ,'fibr
my .young "men were .very hungry, I
promised to pay for lheni,"'and they "stiall
be paid for -: I' have " always ieard that
the white nations, went-to war with'each
other, and not with peaceful individuals :
that they did not rob .and, plunder japor
people, j. wiu not.- . ,
f '""ffeli," said 4he Colonel, "T 'will
not pay for them."""'-- .- :-
U . Yod can do as you. please,1! aaid the
chief, but;''befora Tecumseh and his war
riors came to ffght .the,; battles ..of; the
great King, they had only to thank tha
master Ol liie ana ineir gooa rinest
Their hunting- grounds 'supplied-them
with food enough, to them they - can re
turn.". i. . - ... . .i.
. This- threat produced a sudden change
in the Colonel s mind. 1 he disattection
of the great chief,' he well knew,' would
immediately draw all the nations ot riea
men: from-the British service,: without
them they, were nearly powerless on this
frontier. , - - -
" Well,1' said the Colonel, "it I must
pay, 1 wm. '
" Give me hard money," said -lucum-
seh,!' not rag money, army', bills."
The ColoneLthen, counted out a hun
dred dollars in coin, and gave them to
him,.. The chief handed the money to
young Rivard, and then said 'to the Co-
lonel, " Give me one dollar more." J It
was" given : and handing that also' to
youn Rivard he said,: 4i Take that ; it
will pay you for the; lihne you have lost
in getting your money. " , . : , . , (
PJc" While a number of lawyers and
gentlemen were dining at Wiscasset,. a
few years sincej' a jolly son ot the .mer
ald Isle appeared and called for dinner.
The landlord: told him he should dine
when the gentlemen were done. Let
him among us," whispered a limb of the
law, "and we will have some fun with
him." The Irishman took a seat at the
table. - '"" - "'' - '' ..
, " You were not born in this country,
my friend ?". said one. . . :
. . - v- i ' v-.i i n '-
" IN O. Sir, X was Dorn m Areianu.
" Is your father' living ?n ''r- :
" No sir, he is dead;". :r.. .-h
" What is your ocoupatioil V'.l . . : -i: ;
f.A horse jockey, air."
" What wasjrpur father's occupation."
" Trading horses,'" : '
" Did your' father ever cheat any one.
while here ? ""i . : .
1 1 f? I suppose he did cheat manyj sir." '
" Where do you suppose h0 went to ?.
lf To heaven sir.?' , , . -v
"And what do you suppose' he is do-:
W'fhere?" - r": v- - -
Trading horses, sir. 'If '- ?. . .
" Has he cheated any one there?"
j f ile has cheated one, I believe, sir."
" Why did they not prosecute him ?'V
"Because they" searched the whole
kingdom of Heaven, and coultrt "find a.
lawyer.' : e-iT .Vi-rV.-. A i
Tub 'Prodioal - Sos.-r-At an infant
Sabbath-school, of , the; : care of which I
was .'promoted," a few , years since, I
gave a " bible, story," tne "irroaigai
Bon." W hen I came to tne place wnere
the poor ragged- son reached hi ' former
home, and hi father w him;? A; great
wayoff, ipquired. what his father prob
ably did. One ot the smallest boys,
with his little lisTcIehched," said ! -'-'
"Tdono,1jut I des he sefilejilog on
him I" x'- J jrt:; , i iyA-'. -,A
- - 'i ir- :i . ; r i .:.
, aG""-" See .there!" exclaimed a re
turned .Irish Boldier to a gaping crowd,
as he exhibited with' some pride his 'tall
hat with a buHet-hole in it. " "Look at
that bullet-hole, wiltyees 8 ye see ..that
if it had been a low crowned, aa
should have been kilt !"
; POP GOES TJEB---BOTTLE.
ii UndeiTtho- title oH Thrilling adven
tures of Yoqngjiady" we Jind. ia jthe
Philadelphia OUy Xtein,.a very, comical
storv : .. , ' ; " ".'.
. 'iri' one' of the1 most' sober tctwus of
Hampshire county, where the Maine Law
is strict ly observed, the keeper of one of
the hotels has for, severe! months past,
kept a bottle or two of wine in the bed
where he sleeps, taking care to remove
them every night when he went to bed,
and replace them when he got Bp in the
morning.,.: A few days since, after replen
ishing his bottles, and not having a good
opportunity to carry, them to his old
quarters," he slipped them under the bol
sters of one of the beds reserved for trav
elers, and, being called out of town to
spend the following day, forgot to remove
them.- . It unfortunately happened .that
a young lady traveler stopped at the ho
tel for the night,' and was conducted, by
an unsuspecting servant girl, to the room
where the liquors had been' deposited.:
As the even grew late, the young lady
went to bed, and was soon fast asleep,
It tie dreaming of the mischievous spirits
which were working under her pillow.
About midnight, when all had be
come 'still, the secreted liquor owing to
the heat ot the weather, or the warmth
imparted to it by the sleeper expand
ed to such a degree as to defy longer
confinement. Pop ! pop ! went the corks
of both bottles, almost as loud as the
report of as many , pistols, and" awaking
the fair . sleeper, who sprang from " the
bed, . uttering -" such wild and terrific
screams, that every person in the" house
was' immediately, aroused. ' The moon
shone bright enough for the lady to dis-.
cover the liquor on her night drees, and
with the conviction that she had been
shot, she fainted and fell on the floor.
A dozen servants imniediately hurst .in
to the lady's room, and was horrified to
find her lying pa the floor and weltering
in blood 1 ' " All believed that some horri
ble tragedy had been enacted-r-that she
had either committed ' suicide ," or had
been cruellv ' murdered' " A' lierfrt. how
ever, convinced them that she stul breath
ed." No time was lost m' sending for a
.... .. a ,n , i? .
surgeon,, whiist the , nait-aressea in
mates of the :' house coninlenced a' search
for' the assassin or the 'instrument which"
had been employed to' perpetrate' the
horrid deed.'" On examining the bed, it
was found to be drenched with 'what
they .'supposed to be the blood of the
young' lady; but' : the 'strong .'smell,'' of
wiae' caused' one.', to ' iuyestigate.urtbjeri
when the "" two bottles were discovered
under the pillbW I' How thti doctor barney
how the iaay -recoverea, ana uovr xne
landlord tried t0 hiish up the "affair" the
next day can ' bS 'better imagined than
we'ean' describe;"" .'' s )'': J -' '":
-..;. i. fi..-...;;i'j f-ii r r;nv', i:
.ILLgSIONS; fOiLTIIE ( jBR J. I
'Dr." Goch relates the case b'f.' a"; lady
whoin-consequence of an alarm of fire
believed that he was the "Virgin. Mary,
and her head was. constantly encircled by
a brilliant halo. ,' Dr. Uwins gives an ac
count of an intellectual young gentle
man who from some morbid association
with the idea of an elephant, was struck
by a horrifie spasni whenever, the word
was named, or even written before him;'
and to such a pitch was this' infatuation
carried, that elephant paper, if he were
sensible it were such, produced the same
effect. A similar case is. told of a gen
tleman who, on narrowly escaping from
the earthquake at Lisbon, fell," into a
state of delirium whenever the .word
earthquake was pronounced in his hear
ing. The Rev. John Mason, of Water
Straford, evinced in everything sound
judgment, except that he was Elias, fore
told the advent of.' Uhrist, .who was to
commence the millenium of Stratford:
A lady, twenty-three years of age,' afflict
ed with hysterical madness, used, to re
main constantly at the ' windows of her
apartment during the summer.
'.When she saw a beautiful cloud in the
sky, she screamed out, " Garverm, Gar
verin, come and take me !" and repeated
the same invitation until the cloud jdis
appeared. i She mistook the clouds for
balloons sent up by Gar ver in. The Rev.
Simon Brown died with the conviction
that his rational soul was annihilated by
a special fiat of the ' Divine will; ' and a
patient in the Friends'1 "Retreat," at
York; thought he had no soul,, heart, : or
lungs. There-- was a tradesman, who"
thought he was a seven shilling piece; and
advertised himself thus: "If . my wife
presents me for payment don't -change
- Bishop Warbur ton tells us of a : man
who thought himself ' goose pie ;'! nd
JDr, . t erriday, of. Manchester had a
patient who thought he h id ""swallowed
the-deviL w"; In Paris there lived a man
Who thought he had,' i with others, been
guillotined, and. when Napoloon waa .em
peror their heads were au restprea r put
in the scramble he got the'wrong one I
Marcus Donatus tells of one " VicentinusJ
who believed himself too1 large to pass One,
of his doorways.. To dispel this illusion,
it was resolved by his physician that; he
should be dragged through the, aperture
be force, This erroneous dictate . was
forced albrig Vicentiniis screamed out in
agony ' that his limbs were fractured, and
the flesh torn from his .boneev" In; this
dreadful delusion, with terrific imp roc a-'
tions against hifl murderers, he dietL
, ., . . . i ' . , rrr,- . - .. , -:'
Hat Wajcted."' Please Mr. Smith,
papa wants to know' if you "won't ,lchd
him the model of your haV?1 s-' .
"Certainly, my sen? what for'?V i '
t ;f" j3e wautotojnake a: scares crow, to
keep tho corn . pyit ,of . cfax . ,turke'y-bus54
zards," --' - :''"""r" ;0.
" Exit ydutfr, '-followed by Smith and a
ne axe-helve. -;r- - ' "1 '''' - i "
11 J.iiiOw.u:
1 ' ES Punch ; proposes a prize . joke
show." . As a specimen of the style ad-
missible, the .following is .given:, "If
I want a statute of myself, why should,
I be foolish to present a sculptor ' with
the marble for the 'work ? -i-Aaswenji.
Because-if I did ha-' would be svwre 'to
chbel me out of it."
.Correspondence of th Ashland Uawoa-t?
LETTER FEOM MINNESOTA.,
St.
Pau. Minnesota Territory.
UAT 1 ,
EnrroR.r-r-I caa takdnirrbetter
Mr.
time to write you a few thoughts .'and
opinions of Miimeiipr.TerreryTthan
the present ; .for ,yhilo ; JJiariii( pour
down in. torrents, as it has dope Jhese for
two dayf past,, and with no indications:
of ceasing yet, and, too, the wind, blow
ing and howling as, if old Mollis had
permitted; aUf of them io escape from
their mountain caves ,a$ once-,, one -feel
in a fit mood for writing a. leter.. .,,;,
. . I have seen the elephant,, (it jji aFery
small one,) the city of StvPauL. ;Xtu
situated upon the eastern- bank, of the
Mississippi river, most of.it -ba -high
bluff. , There is not much; business don
here. . Three-fourths, I may aafeljraay,
of all the business U. what is 'done Jy
the Hotels and boarding; houses, in ac
commodating the emigrants from jthe. est
thai are continually ; arriving, here; A.
great deal, of freight" is 'always coming"
up the river, mainly, provisions for tha
soldiers' at the' little forts, which are
stationed in various parts of the- oun
try. , I have several times, inquired, jot
some of the inhabitants. Jiere,j;what
those soldiers were there fork but as jet
I have not found out; . Some, of them
can be seen every day loitering; round,
the village, passing away the time the
best way they can. . ., : r ... i ,ir,;.
. . The Sioux and Chippewa Indiana, near
St.. Paul,, came the other day: to get .
portion of jtheir supplies, from .the gov
ern uient. . They are abput .aa pharp. JU"
some , Yankees you have . .heard , of, -ca
money matters., One sbig .. fellow cajn
into jroonr; whera,; I netting, th
three or four pthers, grinned yviy pleas
antly .and ahook hands, with, .every jpn of -the
company -in ta room, t&f?iCto(.pi
1 1 wanted; five centsomeachfor
shaking handiVr... There was one boywjtk
us that. understood;, theiTi language ,and.
interpreted for , us. After ihai,hadcot
hjs money he was : Verj communicative
He showed us seven hands ' that were
painted on hit) blanket ayingthat waz
he number of: iJhippewas tp had ; tjljd.
But J. am, digressing freni whaI Lited
ecl to tell you about. r p.l
This territory, ia Jiome parts has a
food, a aoibaa any of t tha tatesp tvra
the Stateof njprri great portion
,6f iiist2cry -or soiLelJft.ii.ink,
from all the -information .. 1
been able to get, that any Ohip . farther
that owns farm-, can better himself any
by eoming here. . All the good land Jhat
is in. the market is taken up by specula
tors or others, and amder- the opinion
that tho people from the-east are going
to pour in here and settle: ,the .country
immediately, every kind of propertyjia
held at an exorb itant price. , The trth
of these things I Lava" seen, demonstra
ted : X know of dozens that have come
here within two weeks; .that have return
ed to their homes, because theydidnot
like the country, -audi could inotr buy
farms without paying nearly aa muchor
(hem as in the eastern ! States. - ..Rasi
dents liere and men interested, when
they want persons , to bvjr tell them
" why here, three years Ago I bough tj a
lot or a farm for three or four: hnndped
dollars and now,; I ask three . or , fonr
thousand for it". , The most ; of oasesf
which I have heard, they arei .a
ing that much for it. -; i,-'r ;-i..;'i
Yon are no doubt aware, that none of
the land on the western side of tha river
in "the territory is in market yet - ...This
gives the poor man, if he wishes to sfarm
for his living,' an excellent chance, ' and T
believe those, are the only ones that oara
do well here. ? They can got np. luijror
the rivers and by nettling npony ..and
making fifty dollars worth of improve
ments can-hold 160 acres of land, -which
will make them independent. ? i,
"In this place all kinds of busioteti is
overdoneJ" -II icpoitedT tOiCOBWuo.
5,000 jnhabitaati,a..It ia certainly !ljt
littW larger than-. AshlandL h There .re.
now four daily jwt inilhecAaoeiall
started ' within ' three weeks,! andc four
weeklies. Out-bf-ih&wayswampivairn
lbt art held at S00 and dbllawwil A
House not as Jarge.a8i;onftinBwhjahr
you have your office? i bringing rer-
one thousand dollars a year-tov-j ovci
! jr' The climate, I have no doubt,- i try
hektthy. -There ia very ILiUle .sickness,
except from persona just-arrivingJiiTha .
mct -disagreeable. tkii(.isT;th" ,'iiid, .
whieh blows here as though all th. tcfe of.
the world was supplied froak this point'
Butj' I 'MXlSt ) cIobc f JYoo. TOwdVJlOt
think that I am sick of the country. I or
prejudiced and have: natiixaUyvdisooloi
ted things a Httle, fbr thu ;is.t4h-i plain
truth which" von will - soon ?ae. detftpn-.
etrated by the tida.;.ot returning ejni-.
a." . a
gf ation, -X , nave severak umes passeo.
groups bf three' or . four' persons '.and
heard fem cursing the state.1 of: affairs
in6st heartilyr ' iardingcnib'gor at
$4 a week, -apad ettck uljoardiBgi ,;yon"
could not be hired to put up with ft in ..
Ohio. ButX-have heeji quite lengthy
indnuijstihero tjtict; 4pe Th next
.timeyouear from me ,it. wilt ,bd from,
somi other "necli of J wbodtCl T T.

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