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BT G. D. SWEARINGEtf.
"Westward the Star of Empire takes its "Way."
VOLUME I, NUMBER JXIX.
MAIlYSVrLEE, K" A "NTS AS, SA.THRDA.TT, OCTOBER 11, 1862
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Marshall, Pottawattomie and the counties there
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March, 3862. nltf
J-i D- BRUMBAUGH,
ATTORNEY AT LAW,
JsTarysFille Marshall c.Titansas.
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COME XOVE Willi TWIG ,
Ccme dearest the daylight has gone,
The stars are unveiling to thee,
Cone wander myloved one alone,
If alone, thou, caw t call it with me
Xet us go, where the wild flowers bloom,
Amid the soft dews of the night,
Wnere the orange dispels its perfume,
And the rose speaks of love and of light.
Remember love, I must soon leave thee,
To wander 'mid strangers alone,
"Where at eve thy sweet voiae will not greek
Nor thy gentle smile at morn.
But Oh, 'twill be sweet t remember,
That though I am far, far, from thee,
The hand of fate xinly can sever, . '
My lasting affection for thee '
How softly steal the twilight shades ,
Along the pale September sky,
And purely bright the diamond dew
Among the clover blossoms lie, '
At this sweet hour when (oil's are oe'r,
And homeward hies the weary bee,
I know beside the cottage door,
My bride, my Mary, waits for me.
The clover bloom on her cheek,
And in her eye the diamond new, -
And ne'er in virgin bosom beat
a heart more loving, pure and true.
She thinks her hun ter straagely late ' '
as shadows lengthen o'er the lea,
And now beside my cottage gate, .
My gentle Mary waits for me,
Is there a Holy land no more
A land unsmitten by the shame
Of Kings and crafts, from shore, to shot-
Yhere manhoed is tne sovereign name.
Oh ! thou wild eagle of the crag,
If such a land was evei known,
Her symbol was a starry flag
It is our own, it is our own !
Our own ! there is no land like thee !
And never never wa3 of vore :
On field, and flood, the soul is free
Forever, and forever more !
The dearest boon that thou canst give,
Oh Father, under thy blue sky,
Is in a land like this to live
And in her sacred cause to die. .-
The Kangaroo and Its Prjps. How
many times on my hunting exoursioui,
have Ipainfully witnessed the poor doe
when hard pressed by the hounds hastily
pull from her pouch the almost hairless
and utterly helpless little Joey (as its off
spring is called), and cast it,v whilst at full
speed, into a ift of high grass, or clmnp
of thick fern plants, as the last resort
whereby to save herself from the ruthless
fangs of her hungry pursuers. Hundreds
of times have I seen our magnanimous
dogs spring over the Joeys, bs if such pu
ny prey were unworthy of their notice, and
continue in hot pursuit of their panting
mother, who if so Jortunate as to outstrip
the hounds, in one hours time would in
stiuctlvely return to the spot where she had
left her young one, and ob recovering her
dear little Joey, would hurriedly replace
it in its sanctuary, and retire far away
amidst the hills and valleys for many suc
cessive weeks. Bat master Joey is fre
quently captmfed by the hmnrsman, reared
by hand, and invested with a bright scar
kt collar, to distinguish him from his un
c.vilized brethren. I 'brought up one,
which formed a great somrce of mirth and
admiration to us alf. To witness gentle,
unsophisticated Jeey, turn out of his warm
crib at day-light, aad join the hounds and
half-a-dozen humtames, displaying his
agility and delight by clearing dogs, buck
ets, andiron potstaUgle bound, added
considerably totlwfiaKand good humored
witticisms whicfc always aliven an early
hunting party, ven in the a green forests
of the antipodes. Ii the heat of the ch&ae
gentle Joey arrived at the age of two
years-ouldlteep pace wiUi mewiftet'
ofomr pactf; invariably' took his placa
leapiig in the aid of Awn, ad w.Al3
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Mr. Editor, sir : I agraad to give you
anaceoriatindstail of oir trio to' the
Platte River. I do no expect it will be
either .diversifying or instructive, never
thelesa will try to make it & little tf both :
It wag a beautiful morning that We left
the Ottoe Indian Agency, the bright sun
gladdened our hearts and we started as
merry a se t of fellows aa one would wish
to see. Our loaorfor we had two wagons,
consisted of first wagon, 4 males, Ottoe
gentlemen, and. few indisnensible white.-.
as waiters, 2d wagon, Ottoe ladies, and
members of the royalty, by the way. Al-
together we made as ludicrous an appuir t ,,v a lw0 ;nli ' rr h.m by about eight
ance as one would wish to see. l,lFU ni i urillJ nis arma protradiug
Thetleading characters of oir caravan, , sJ"0tt.rh xtihe sleeves of the toatwhich came
were the captain, the Lieutenant and the, r,,I5c ia his elbows, the bottoms of the
ladies. The others being merely in the, cdUc l0 'l0 knees, niade him look
capacity of friends and attendants. Fot ,
conveniance, we will designate the drhei
of the 4 mules as Jack, and the other as"
Bill, and discription of these two felIowb,tiW4-ia t0 lf,u"""e, found that the fright
and by the way as good fellows as Uieu4Coaiiom d drove ot cattle some dis
worldever produced, would not comstttUuUJ m e advance of us. This being
amiss; Jack, the younger of the two, uao,fover' ever '16 believed he was the
a lair specimen of down-east good-hum r, I "'-1'1 liui kept the rest from turning back,
while Bill would have made Hercuh a wlui" a-'be(v:is supposed to be in close
good representative. . pioxunity. Next day we arrived safely at
We camped at night on the banks of inn ! ttie Pldt;e ol our destioation. We may in
Blue, on a low flat bottqm, 4 miles above : iutui S,;e tlle particulars of our home-
Beatrice, and 24 miles from our starting
point, the agency ; nothing of interest
transpiring, during the day.
as we sat upon the ground that even
ing, looking at the captain and lieutenant,
rolling and kicking, like two frolicsome
boys, the ladies getting supper, the Ottoe
gentlemen playing at cards, Jack, trying
to convince by argument, one of his mules
that it was unmannerly iO become entang
led in the lamette, we thought with the
Herculanean Bill, sure enough "sict is
The ladies soon had our suppers prepar
ed, dibdaining anything better, wa cLo?e
the earth for a table, all satisfied but Bill,
who remarked, "I'll be eternally-dod-iiv-
ited, 'ef I hadn't ruther be at home
the little 'una an ole 'oman than haulin
these pesky red-skins around." The cap
tain assuring him it was "all-right," we
finished the remainder in silence. After
the table-cloth had been removed, by che
by, an Indians blanket, a proposition was
set on foot for a dance, the Ottoe gentle,
men proposing to furnish music, and in
fact, dothed dancing ; this we all assented
to but Jack, whoj'didn't want to hear any
of their tarn hewlin." A ring was made
and at it they went. Lightning-bugs and
ginger ! we never heard any thing of the
kind before, and it resembled very much
to us the orgies of the damned over a spir
it just arrived. At last silence reigned
and all seemed to be enjoying ,tbeniselyes
in sound slumber, but your own unworthy
correspondent, who lay, there every mo
ment expecting to nave his hair lifted. by
some Ottoe gentleman.
, Morning at length osme, we arose,
found our hair on, soon became reconciled
and went diligently to work getting ready
for a start, We travelled jthat da till
noon, haluag, we discovered about a mile
ahead 0f a large drove of antelope.
Jack,preposed for some one to give them
chase, at the same time swearing that , he
had "cotched many a one on an Indian po
ny." This just suited me, and away I we u
aftec them, determined to bring one in
alive, but soon found that the gap be-
tween us was slowly widening, l slop
jed at lengthdisgnsted with the chase Tpdlu ltg P0TU
and turned my-hors' head towards, the, -'If there is aiiytfiing that I hate is 'a
wagons, coming up with thorn, I found 'womhn with a lap-dog ! I 'always want
Jack in convulsions of laughter, rolling ' to1 drown it and put a baby in its fc place?'
and kicking, and I verily believed the 8as cruet Fanny Fern, forgetting that too
man waa craiy, bmt found soon afterwards Tuftcn tne lap-dog owners feel thr state,
thatb;wa,-7ae he said, lghing 'at the 'Nvay, but take the dojr becamsa thy can't
msUleefyhaiW declaring the, cotckednavc tne baby. Sbomldn't bft'hari Wth
'many a Mtof tn little tWcgt on foot.'. I
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nothing, hut determined to pay him for "the
We followed the Blue river that day till
the 8Un was getting low, and an occasional
grunt of "waurucha," from some of the
Ottoes, which, we believe, means food, or
beef, warned ua it was time to camp. We
noticed during the night that "fleas" was
The next day we had a big scare j the
Indian guides came rushing back to the
wagons with the pleasant news that 300
Shianb, were but a few miles ahead. The
bi.ive-, bo'li wniteand red, were soon
l'Uu. ifo'don ; tin captain jumping
1d u r cownunt imifcrmjWhich unluck-
aM".ooga mey v. ere bought tor him when
bus uud he Iiad worn them every since,
TLu P1"" ordeiing oue of the men for-
The Wandering "Stick."
Girls' ideas of Men,
At sixteen airl considers no' man good
enough to be her husband. She must
have a real, live arch-angel, with humid
orbs, a marble brow, on which cluster wa
vy tresses, black a& a raven's wing ; a
moustache of silken softness, and ebon
hue ; in a word no human beiug, of flesh
and blood qualities, but an altogether
sweet and lovely, ideal creature, in purple
and linen, with plenty of money and no
small vices. Unfortunately, no such per
son exists He is a pleasant myth of the
butter, thunder-school of romance, and
has no material form of this world of cor-
! ber-lots, dry goods and gas bills. At IS
the girl discovers that unwholsume truth,
aud changes her views accordingly. Shd
is probably in love by that time with some
decent-looking, and sensible youug fellow,
who, though hardly an arch -angel, does
very well to idealize.
Then it must be a great manT a judge
of the supreme court might do; a general
would be very acceptable ; the President
of the United States would be just the
thing ; or a foreign nobleman: He remains
good-looking, pennyless and clever, and
the aspiring young lady loves him as much
Finally, when the affair is settled, she
either weds him at twenty, settles down in
to an excellent matron, and enjoys her life
or breaks her heart, and marries a tallow
chandler; bald, but wealthy, at twenty-five,
and regrets it at her leasure. Such is the
general history ef maidens, who set forth
with the idea of marrying nothing short of
a novelesque hero.
Against slander there is no defence Hell
cannot boast of so foul a fiend. It stabs
with a smile. It is pestilence walking in
ua iviit-ss, spreading coatagion far and
m ie, Yii,ct the most wary traveler cannot
avvad It is toe most heart-searching dag
ger A' the assassin. It is as fatal as the
tiufjoivtbo most deadly asp. .Murder is
us mp ujment, inooeenae its jrey, and
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tSTDr. Frederick W. Morris, resident
physician of the Halifax Visiting Dispen
sary, N. S. has written a letter to the
American Medical Times, in which he
states that the "Sarracenia Purpurea," or
Indian oup, a native plant of ffovia Scotia
is the remedy, for small-pox in all its forms'
curing in twelve hours after the patient
has taken toemedioine. -That however
alarmiug and numerous the eruptions, or
confluent, and frightful they maybe, the'
peculiar action f the medicine is such that
very seldom is a scar left to tell the story
of the disease." If either vaccine or vari
oloid matter is washed with the infusion
of the Sarracenia, they are deprived of
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.uwi ouumjjiuua properties, oo mila is
themedieiueto the taste that it may bo
largely mixed with .tea aud coffee and
given to connoisseur's in theae beverages
to drink without their being aware of the
admixture. The medicine has been suc
cessfully tried in the hospitals ef Novia
Scotia, and its use will be continued.
Bevare of the flattery of friends, and
learn wisdom from the accusations of foes.
It is saia our best friends are tnose who
tell us of our faults ; but unfortunately
ve find few friends willing to be frank
enough, for fear of giving offense, and we
are compelled to look to our enemies 'for
mueh valuable information in reference
to our imperfections, which we would do
well to profit by. Too often, however, tho
words of those who harshly speak the
truth, or in anger enlarge upon our frail
ties, excite us to retaliate instead of pro
voting us to good works, and thereby lose a
tine opportunity for self-improvement.
In illustration ot the power of imagina
tion, the case of the old lady who watched
the vane, to see when her rheumatism wast
gcing to begin, is not equal to that of the
storekeeper, who painted the lower part
of his stove red, aud &aved seventy-five per
cent in the consumption of wood thereby
during the winter. The illusion was so
complete, that ene man tried to make him
pay for h pair of boots that he had burnt
on the stove.
Tne editor of a paper says that his au
tention was first drawn to matrimony by
the skillful manner in which a pretty girl
handled a broom, a brother editor says
the manner in which his wife handles a
broom is not so very pleasing.
A country paper speaking of the funer
al of a suicide, says1 indignantly, " They
buried the woman like a dog, with all her
clothes on !"
An amorous swain, who had been se
verely afflicted with palpitation of the
heart, says he found instant relief by the
application of another palpitating heart.
Another triumph of homeopathy. Liko
Florida, at the time she seceded, had in
her treasury four dollars and fifty-fire cts.
We understand that the whole of this sum
nas been expended in defending the rights
of the South.
' There are some ideas that seem lika rain
drops to fall upon a man's head; the head
itself having nothing to do with the mat
Most persons choose their friends as
they do otker useful animals, prefering
those from whom they expect the most ser
vice. " I likei your impudence," as a pretty
girl said when her beau kissed her.
4 Most yonng fellows, when wkiskey is at
band maka 'rye moutns.
u My dear girt will yon shara my let r
asked a sentimental fellow C hi avttt
heart. "How large is your lot' aha demurely
"Thi3 world is a '&at, and love ts a
lie," remarked ena" dieapaviated twain to
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