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THE BELLE OF THE BALL.
TUNE—"Life on the Ocean Wave."
- 0 I'm the Belle of the ball,
r My heart la light and Iree.
; . I lure the fetal Hall,
' lh Joy and aoeinl glee.
' Sweet muiie MM tha air.
V-. And bd a. merry be.
' Then drive wy thy ear.
,1 And conn and dance with ma, ,
Cuoaot. for I'm the the Uelle Ax,
1 Wbcr 1 cast Biyeye,
bweet face fair! see
Pore as the otoudlen sky,
. ' Yet, none can rie with me.
And e they aoftly move,
To mnsies sweetest tone,
It fills roy hM with lure,
To each and erery one.
. , 0 I'm the Belle, to.
' 1 1 surely i a not wrong
To meet, and mjngle gay,
Among-tho happy throng,
At cloae of summer day.
for nature givea the plea
, Arrayed ia garments new.
And may not erring man
, . Be psy, and happy tiol
0 I'm the Belle, Ac.
For the "Democrat."
LETTERS FROM NORTHERN IOWA.
DUBUQUE, Iowa, Jan. 15th, 1856.
- i .. Dfar &; Having been
repeatedly solicited by my numerous friends in
your county, to favor tnem wi h a descriptive
olllilirwoi I lilt city oi ie norm vvesi ana sur
rounding connlrv, and Nor hern Iowa general
ly, I know of no be'ler nule of complying
with ttut requeat, (in my common place style;
than through your valuable paper.
The city of Dubuque, is on the west bank
of the gieal Mississippi Kivef, (whose cour.-e
at this point a few degrees West of Sou h,)
ol the terminus of that mon er Railroad, the
Illinois Central whose track now esiends the-
whole length, Norib and South of the Slate
Illinois, Ciirio being at liieSouihem eilerm
iuua, thui irniuporlaiion from the Sou, hern
and MiiMle8iaie.il made easy and certain
all seasons, even hen tlie gre.it '-Father
waters ' is bridged with ice, ss tt is at proseni,
probably 26 inches or two feet thick, render
ingilO't only a aafe but delightful tleigk
rnun, end with the New EnglanJ ami
Northern St 'tes. we are In daily cominnnica
, tion by the Qalrna & Chicago Union Railroad
to Cliuaiio. anil from thence to any of
thoroochfires E .St. I mention these facts
show that we a e in daily communication with
thrf South and Et, for it is possible that some
one who may chance lo perunelhis letter, may
be aa far from being posted with regard to !bi
North Western country as lire soin who
resident here in reference io Southern Ohio.
For example, the question hta been asked
"duet the city of Cincinnati contain a pnpu
lal ion of fifty thouna idf" V of Southern
Ohio have always looked npon Cincinnaii,
meof( towns, bul here she sterna lo
lortaight of, being entirely out of our line
of imports slid expoits.
New York and Boston seems to be more
easy of access, and from the faot -that our oil
izena generally, are from that part of
world, the tendency of trad is all in that
reoiion. . ,
The city of Dubuque ia located in part, in
plain or boiu m of Hie river, surrouuded by
. range of bluffa nearly in the ohape of a Semi
circle. There ia a'so a portion of the eity
the bluffs, maiuly fur residences, msny
which sre gorgenus structure, and w ill com
nare favorably with the line building in
ofihe Essiera cities. The bottom or plain
before mentioned is of sufficient eltvation
to be forever, f'ee from iiiundsiion, and having
a cradual piceni. from liver lo Muffs.
The city ia regularly and handsomely
out. the slree;s are of good whlih and in
s rent many portions art decorated with bean
tifut alude trees, which sre desirable
nleasantc when Old Set send Mr summer
lays upon us, even in this northern latitude.
In the eagerneM for lite poor to become
lien and the rich, richer, some neglect hss
tended the grading and putting in properordor
the f reels and side walk, with the exception
of one oc two of tht principal thoroughfares.
Uu: 1 am happy to have it to say, that1 son,
attention it now being directed to this impor
tat matter, by the city Fathers, and we
to be able hi few years, to boast of
paved atreet and side-walks, throughout
entire length and breadth' of the city.
distance from one extreme to the other of
semi circular range of b.uffs by the course
the river, ia some three mile, sod which
b, whenever neeenary, converted into,
made i good landing the entire length.
reoily opposite the city sre some twoor
islands oi considerable extent, separated
the main land of Iowa by a slough hich
Devisable in all stages of water for light
boau.ind which sflerds a line barbor for
Tfaest Islsnds formerly belonged lo the
bat leoently the authorities connected
twtsep.rate companies to bridge tb
iatwo plaaes, throw up a greoe to the
channel sad contract levees on the inlands
prevent their overflow, lo which lliey
heretofore beeo subject. The companies
to receive at a compensation Quite a eonsid
erable portion of the islands, aud out of
: they will make an immeuse amount ofmun
ey, having already sold some small portion
from 1W to 2UC doflars per iiont foot. It
estimated that U.ere will be built Ihoreon.dn
ling pexl season, quits number of fine
lure for business purpoMs, There is
the slough lo- the main channel, an outlet,
' sufEeieul deplb, to adroit all classes of
thereby tvoioing lu vexaltoua oelsy
daqt upon one of the groaiest of all otiisaneet
It i pted ictrd by mary knowing on,
il will be bnl a few years, until Ihenr
am covered with buildints. and becoma
aj(eavy business part the city, though,
that conclu.ion I beg leave lo iHer. but
willing to admit, thai, it will eteaeally
the msnufsctuiiflg dislriot, lb extetU of
will, ten year bene, eclipse the extended
notions of even those who seem to be
in the ullimato destiny of the eity of
buque. . f
According to the census lately taken,
buqu contains a population of tome
thousand, being th largeaLeily in Iowa.
has a extensive trade, aeemingly being
great commercial martof all Noilhero,
Vim f7 ' fllrrnrn 1 Jfa
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BY L.O Q0ULD. . "Feariew and Free." .', $l,60per Annum InAdianct.
New Series. EATON, PREBLE COUNTY, O.JAN 31, 1856 T1.12,N.J3.
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extending to from one lo two hundred miles
went and north writ. Agreeaote 10 a isuie j
of statistics msde st the clone of the year
1855. the business had for the last yrsr, when
compart d with the year 1854. increased from
15 to 100 per cent. Perr-ona having never vis.
iled the western town, ean lorm no soequaie
opinion of the amount of business don. I
would not exageraie to say, mat, main atreei
in Dubuque, during the ousinesa pan or inn
reason, will compare, yes, outstrip Main St.
Omcinnati, in the rnmlier of wagons, drays
Ae.. beinra perfect jam, and almost impos-
ulile to cross the street in conarouenca or
their coutinual crowded slate. This slat of
iMnvaantdv to the sprint and tall season., oe
enpying io sll some seven or eight months of
the yesr. nnownno mo n
and business prospects of Dubuque, I must
not fail to mention thai mi men are nere.wno
know how to do business. A more energetic,
end persevering clss of business men esn
be found nowhere than in the north west.
I1, is a common reoeived opinion in some
I cs lilies further east, that wtnernmen are
a general thing, rather behind the oge, and
lacking in business qualifications. Aa an ex
imple, I will give an incident which appear
ed a few davs.eo. in one of our daily papers
"A vounr man from the east came to this
citv and made application lo one of our mer
chants for employment. The merchant asked,
"Sir, whst kind of employment do you
want Said the young man, "I have come
out here (or the purpose of doing business for
mme man who was no', capable of doing bit
own business." The menlhsnt mildly susceat-
ed that "he had better ko hack east." In
stances of this knd are few and far between
thnuth the v do occur occasionally.
Properly already high, it sdvncing rapidly
and il is no idle thought lo bereve that in
three years Real estate in and near (he city,
will have advanced one hundred per cent.,
compared ith pieaenl prices.
We ean boast of quite a number churches,
eomurisinir. almost an the uenomniaiions
known to men, all of which seen to be well
.ititnded, thereby giving v We nee to all the
world "and the rtet of mankind," that Ihe
niritual is no! forgotten in the eager pursuit
if the "atmirhln daUor," which by the way,
can be ft down as a leading characlelistio of
he wesinn men generally. I am sorry ths
cannot tpttk so eneo iraeingly or schools-
good common schools. There seems to he
money enough IO sustain incut, wcic a ayaieiu
miiy esiablishco, enq snooi nouie uuui -Bul
under the "sU fegnf mi'a-ruie, il seems
hat it has never entered into the imagination
of th nthorities that it was in any de ree
ntceasary lo provide tunable school bouses,
nd conform lu the provisions oi ine tiaiuie
n such esses, in order to iusure to the present
rising cenerslion, the advantages snd benefits
lo be derived from t thorough common school
education the basis of correct governmeul.
We hope (list the slow coach proceeding
with reference to this important matter,
well nieh its elee. and that ere long, there
will be found oaoogh ol truly "Young Airier
icsns," of the progressive stamp, atleaalt
Educational matters, to force ut lo tty
"ihat a change hss come over the spirit of nu
dreams," and I doiniceiely hope, that it
not be long, till Dubuque can boast of good
There I in process of construction rather
a line edim:e wiiniii'ine nmiis oi ins cuy
which is to be used fot collet: purposes, tntl
in.tcd tion. there it a female Seminary, wbicl
when entirely finished and furnished, will
r red it to the ciiy.anit the same I presume can
he truthfully aaid of the college building re
ferred to. There are some five or six first
class Hotels, and all seem to be doing a pi
ins businefS though Iheir harvest is not
but genial spring will send forth from the morel
eastern Siaies.ucb a rush of emmigraiton
this North Western world, at was 'lever before
known iu the history of this country, then Iheir
hsrvest will have come. Stores, groceries
and mtchsnies shops, generally.teem to
a due share of atleniion,-nd all teem
to goon their way with some prospeo' of suo
There is-a great opportunity for advanta
geous investment of cspitol, anion? these
will mention the lumber trade, the manufac
ture of paper, of Linseed oil, and Isst but
least, the manufaciure of White Lead, there
being in tht immediate vicinity, any amount
of the raw muUrial, thereby saving tne trsns
norlation to and from other cities, where such
manufac ories exist. And while speaking
lead. 1 will ssy that in the vicinity ol Du
buque 1 he re are numerous lesds which
beina worked to advantage, and the products
is one of the staples of this part of Iowa.
The bluff, which surround thil part of
town, which for Ibe take of convenience,
will term the eity proper, are in most uisisn
ces vrrv abrupt and some poii.is buve an ele
vaiion of from one hundred ano nity loiwo
hundred feet above the turfare of Ihe river.
Yet nature hat Provide 1 for ascending through
five or six ravmrs, which tre almost natural
roads, and are about euui-distant from
other, and with comparatively little labor,
etas to tbe hHghts is msde easy, rrom
highest poinit of the blunt, the tcenery
tnosl deliithlful. irrsnd and majestic In
view can be brought within Ihe scope of
servation the Slates ol Illinois snd Wisconsin,
with the extended prairies, interrperscd
cssionally with skirls snd groves of timber.
The eye ctn pursue the meindertng either
or down the "Ureal Father 01 water, -
lost obKUrnty. and almost beneath it
city of Dubuque, with il 12,000 inhabitants,
moving to and iro, reminding one 01 a ni
bees, of a beaunfal summer day. all seem
be urauing their separate evocation; auu
lad'ies.100. of a lovely win'er afternoon, prom-
oi'.adiutf our thoroughfare, may bw viewed
from t ie heights with tome degree 01 pies.
ure. Yet I must con leas mat me enjoyment
nf feaa'ini boon tut ruddv eheeks. aod spark
lint eves which teem to ue cnaracmnsiic
the ladies ia ihe North West, would be
much heightened by a closer observation.
And here let m ssy, that no town or
either east or west, where I have bad an
portunity of knowing can boast of a gresier
airay of Beauty and Fashion, tbtn cso tb
Now thst we ire on Ihe bluffs, we cs
them all ilntten un with dwellings both
nd ignoble. Th surface it rather brokea
eotered in tiroes: an jsris oy grove
aud ibriRy oaks, which rentier 11 eiignuo
for siimmcr mM.aui. and which t
awaditif and will eon linne lo command
attention of Citizen for residence, aa
lower nart of the eiti flvet a lo business
It may b well that I give tome idea of
prices asked for Real estate, un laepnnci
bustneaa streets. Heoxmanda frrm one
dred o three hundred dollar per fo t,
In other portions of the tower part of tbe;
from 36 to 100 dollsrs per foot and on the
from 10 to 25 dollsrs per foot, depending
location c.. audit tt bul teosoDouie w
liev. thai al even these price, Real eatate
u going 10 uvance rapiuiv.
I shall now close this Irtter. a it is already
longer than I intended, and in my next willfvtevent
treat of the country surrounding the city, and
Northern Iowa generally, wild aume hints as are
government lands 4c. Till then adieu. no
EDITOR DEMOCRAT. W. J. KELLEY.
Test of Abolitionism.
All it not cold thttahinrt. and the loudest
mouthed nhi'lsnlhrooists snd oseudo reformers
ynmaiimea cave in when nut to a severe nrae. of
lie is lea I. like the ioi owtne: I
I lad a brotber-m law," aaid Mote Par-I
nr. "who wss on or the ravenest. maddeat,
reddest hottest Abolitionist yoa oversee. 1
ked Ibe pesky cnittr well enough, and
should have been very tiad to tee bim cum lo
spend a dsy, fatchin' my sisier lo see mn and
my wife, if be baun't 'lowed his tougue lo ruo
onsn'bout niieersand slavery, and the eoual-
v ot Ibe rsces, and ibe amy or overthrowing
he Constitution of lh United States, and a
lot of other things, tome of which msde me
mad, and the beat pari of 'em right sick. II
pursled my brains a good desr to think bow 1
could make him tbet up hit noisy betd 'bout
ho i ion.
Wall, one lima. whn brother-in-law come
overtotlay an idea struck me. I hired a
irger to help me in haying nme. He ss
he biggest, strongest, greasiest nigger you
ver see. Blsckl he was blscker than a
stack of black ca'.s. and lest aa shinty aa a I
new beaver hat. 1 tpoKe to bun. "Jake,"
ex 1, "when you hear the oreaktast bell
ring, don't you say a word, but come into the
parlor and ait right down among the folks and
eat your breakfast." The mgger't eyes stuck
out about feet. "Your a jokm,' nusss,'
sethe. JokinM" et I, "I'm ss sober as
Jeacon." "Bul," set be, "1 ahant bav time
to wash myself snd chengemy thirt." "So
mnch th belter," set 1. Wall, breskfssl
come, so did Iske, and be sat down Mongside
my oromtr-in-isw. tie stsneu, oui ne omn
ssytword There wtrni no misiate anou'.i
it. Shut your eyes and you'd know it, for
he was loud, I tell )ou. I iiere wss first
rate chance to talk Abolitionism, but brother-
in-law never opened his head.
Jaky," atz 1, "you be on hand at dinner
lime;" and he waa. He had been work in" ml
ihe medder all the fore-oon it was tt hoi asl
hickory and bilin pitch snd -bul I leave Ibe
rest 10 your own imagrnsiion.
Wall -in the afiernoon brother-in-law
lhau a abort tailed
come op to me, madder
boll in hornet limr
"Mose," raid he, "I want totpeak to you.1
"Sine it out." sez I.
"I Imin't but few words (0 tay," set he,
"but if thst eie confounded nigger comes 10I
the (able again, while I'm stoppin' here, f ill
Jake ate bis supper thst night in the kitah
en, but from thai day to in is, 1 never nearu
my brother-in-law open his head about a 00:1
tiouism. When toe fugitive slave bill was
Dsssed. I thought he'd ret oat tome, but he
didn't, for ke inow'd that Jake was ttill work
ing on the farm." .
We do not know when we hove been more
shocked than in perusing the following. Il
H-f ntred ',a SL Lawrence County. New York.
and is given on the authority "of a genlleraon
of undoubted verncily."
"A ymng man addicted to iiitemperale'hab-
its, during one of his periodical sprees, look a
ni'lileti notion to psy s visit (0 his e wee t hear.
On the evening alluded to, the young lady
and a female associate were the only occu-
nsntsol the house where she resided. About
now,'len o'clock- in theevening, the yoyng man ar-
iid at the house, considerably worse from
Mic vibe ui ucvriuxcB ma nauua titan net 111
nnroachine the dour excited t e suspicion ofl
the young ladiea, who supposed the house wss
attacked by robbera. He knocked at ihe
door and asked admission; bul his voice noi
being recognized, Irem the thickness of his
tongue, the ladies refused 10 comply with his
demand. Determined to lorce an entrance,
he commenced a st rious of ssssulls uoon the
barred, and boiled door, by kicking and pound-1
ing. After number ol desperate kicks, the
pannelof the door gave way, and the leg of
the beseiger went through the sporlure, and
was instantly seized by one of the Indies snd
firmly held, while tbe other, armed with a
ssw, commenced the work of amputation.
The grasp was firmly maintained, and the
saw vigorously plied, unlit the leg was com
pletely served from the bedyl With the loss
of his leg, the intoxicated wretch fell upon
his bsck, and in that condition lay the remain
der of tb night.' In the meantime the young
adies were frightened almost to dtstb. With
the dawn of the mornini the revelation was
made thai one of the ladies hsd participated
n the amputation 01 the leg of titer lover!
The wretched man was still alive. His
friend were immedit'ely tent for, ar.d he was
nonveved to his borne where, with p'operl
medical tieatment, he gradually andr miracn-
loiisly tecovered, and is now slive and well!
We hardly ere iied,' aaya theeJitnrof the
I'umsl Iroiu which we quote, 'ihe latter parti
01 ine aiory," ana , conitnueu insi ine man
must have bled to death Oil the spot, insisting
indeed, that it could not be otherwise. Bul
we were mists ken. The Ug tcae a uoode
An Economical Landlady.
One day, when butler was scarce and high,
t 1.:. . j. - i .
V: t... 1
ut .;itc....i.g w .... net v u vumuinii.t i..nU.
the butter upon the tllowtnce or bread she
doled out 10 her boarders, merely tosav trou-
ble I Mr. Jordan came home lo le rather
late on the first evening of Ihi new dodge,
sat down in ih. pre.ence of the other board-
e,.. and received ..lice from Mit.Viggina.
who bad gone through lb ceremony ol but-
tering it lwfore hi. eye. Mr. Jordtn eyed
inquisi.ivtly. snd lg.n to turn it from side
side, .nd ecrutinizw it olotely throngb
-r.-.Tr'" .. ... .
w hat is me matter w tin your Dread
hullcrt" demamlMl Mrs. Wiwina. .
UN. . na on h,n. .nlh.n.i . h ..1 u. Y
d a. atill turninii Ihe niece ov. and neraurt
int in hi scrutiny.
"I'm positive, Mr. .oidsn. that yosidjsee
something. Now,,' taid Mrs. Wiggins,
becommitig flushed witb txctlrmeol.
want my boarder io toll a right oni- when
Iheir willies doesn't suit I Now, Mr. Jo:dn,
what it it PI ,
Mr. Jordan laid down the slice po
plaie. raised hit speclaclt to hit tbrebead.
snd .enlHKl with trett deliberation!
"Mrs. Wiggins, I her ie-nothing the mailer
witb Ih bread I assure youi but, lira. Wig
gins," and her Mr. Jordan glanced misehiey
ously down the vista of attentive (area,
hsve lived in ibia world eight tnd forty
snd t find mtell (kit evealnt auch a aimnla-1
ion that J can't ull for my life, which lid
roj urcau is ou.icrcu.
the ssle of bad mmj preserve the
poor and ignorant from intemperance, and we
wiih you: but the educated classes need
law; regard for their own character isasuf-
ficieni protection to ihem.
Siranire delusion! Inexplicable blindness
toil, e sets of history ami the occurrences of
every dsy! Without referring to books, mem
ore unaxsisred, supplies us with a catalogue
well known names, the bsre mention Of
wmcn rniuies me nie we nc uuuieu.
Alexander toe ureal, one oi me origniesi
spirits ol antiquity, one n uio greaiesi genen
aft of the world, whose tutor was Anstotle-
who slept with tb poems ot Homer unoernu
Pillow, eonouerea ine worm, auu uieaina
ShuTop the low grocgerie.' tay many;
drunken debauch.in th Ibirty-tuird year of
The fall of the Roman Empire was nresipi-
tateu by the arunxenness oi is r.mperora; as
human nature was eternany jisnonoreu y
ihem in drunken fury. .
Of the ten sovereigns who have reigned in
Russis since accession oi reter ine urest, an
but four were besstly drunkards, urthebm-
nress K izaoem. u is wrmen, one was cum I
pletely brutified by strong liquors, troin day lo I
day ahe waa almost always in a siaie ("
bacchio ecstscy; the couiu noi uear io ue
dressed; in ineaiornmg oer wumifii-
Itched to bet tome roues, wmcn a iew cuts
of the scissors disengaged in the evening.'
And this passsge give sn iaea ot me geueiai
oondiiion ot tne rusbioo coun i"' "t"'" i"0f
seventy yesrs. .
The preeeniKing of Prussia, whom reibub
instructed ami pratseu, inansing uuu un "is
knees for giving frussis so wisesnunuuie 1
prince, it t notorious drunkard, the contempt
of hit uojecit, me scon 01 aurope.
The late King ofihoSandwich Islands, upon
whom t corps ol missiontries exhausted their
eloquence snd skill, wasa drunken caricature
me xiugiy otnee 10 mo .
- necuy 01 v asntnfiioii, wnuio me eiu ui
the nllion are supposee to congregate, is ine
most drunken town in ine union, unampaign
ia one uf the great powers of the country, a
thing relied upon to corrupt ihe very men who
are sent lo wesnmgion uouer ine tmpresbion
that they are our wisest andouroeat.
Uamcl Webster bat been Known 10 present
himself before the per pie in a sjalecf wioxi-
ciuonso advanced mat ne couiu 10m nine
other ll.sn gibberitb. WO nave seen mm uo
. Hanntgan, a Senator or the United Mates
was an abandoned drunkard, and who, sent
abroad as plenipotentiary, disgraced the coun
try by the most continuous auu ouuagcuus
Some of the most important enac.menls
lever passed by Congrtss, enactments involv
tng tbe wellsre 01 luture empires, nave oeen
passed white tbe floor of the House waa
strewed wiih honorable and intoxicated mem
Tba Tea -atom of thia itv. established for
the convenience, not of the city't vagabonds,
but of the; ci!y 'fslhers and head men,
for many a disgraceful year, a scene of drunk
Il wss wben maddened by drink that Dr.
Grahsm committed murder.
Hartley Coleridge, a man abounding in ami
able qualities, who inherited much of his
I father's cenious, with all his father' infirmity
of purpose, could never matter hit propensity!
1 10 drink.
I ti was a scholar, a gentleman, a poet, and
rjdgsr Pot bat why sneak of Amt The
story of his miserable end is more familiar to
the people even lhao the melancholy retrain
of the "Raven." .
1 viimica utmut inc kcihk vimi
lender, the beloved: could sacrifice to much
for his sister, but could not help being carried
borne aod put to bed in insensible drunken-
I Douglat Jerrold is a devotee 01 gin. ror
many years it is said, be has been impairing!
his fine powers by bis naottuai excess in
Byron, Burn., Steele. Home, and a host of
other rrames, eminent and illustrious, mignioc
added to the list of distinguished drunkard,
Burns, we a;e confident, nsa not uieu in
ihe prime of life, t defea'ed, heart-bioken
man, his destiny 1 1 unsccnmphslied, if lis had
not been addicted lo convivial tirinxing. auu
who knows for how much of Byron's reckless
veise the world should curse the gin bolt let
In our colleges, is not the stbret demijohn
ne of ilie perpetual anxieties of president,
professor end parent! Al our lasniouaote
parlies, it chsmpagne one 01 trie vtiesi
drmkl moderately consumed? Do not
srand banauets generally degenerate into oc-
oasions o( disgusting excess! Are the sons
1 leading oitizent the most temperate 01 our
youihf It it poor women who buy brandy
drops by tht pound?
Tslk no more of shutting up the tote grog-
geries. Allgroggenes sre low, snd all grog
pernicious, whether sipped by gentlemen,
sucked by Isilies, or twilled by the dregs
tbe people. Life llluitratcd.
i . I vou whal sort of en initilution the It,
. ... . . ,. h,.. Aft.
UT": " , , ZZ,.
?" 1fl,.of lo poetry s, . jsoun t
inn 0 po itw.sns and loafer. If it goe. in
the ximple wrinkles, plat, colors, and a cm.
Ple kn.0,'. he p!rfec A.
' '""' " "
il ? 'lh Ptwd.se of clover. tbr a.ory ostrich
to t"'' w'Vho,1001k!L,ndJr"'pe. '1
hit nl ,"' " "r . "
establishment, and will never see a foriietli
U... I. .nm.lhinj. frrai f,in r Aim. fVI.
.11.1 nA ... D.mrH IVulnr th vnnni niM.t
travel!, and one of the keenest observers
human nature, livint.1 Quite aoropoa 10
1 r. k...i. .....
"Show us a Isdy'a bonnst, and we'll
Bonnet are a true index of
. iK.-.k .,1..
A correspondent writes of a handsome Yen
ke who made love to a buxom widow
her Peonsylvsnia. He accompanied hi I'eclar
'act "1 tion with an allusion to two nnpediineutt
"Nam Ihem,' aaid the widow,
"The wtntof mean to set p
his iton." wt the reply,
They paried, tnd the widow tent tbe
la ekeck sufficient for i pwrpoeea. When
I they met agai the pedlar bad birea
stucled hi store, ano ih smiting rair-
begved In know th other impdimtnt.
I bav another wtiei" exclaimed u noiwn
of n-Always tell the trutb; you will find
i caster man tying. . ,
Two Impediments LEAP-YEAR AND THE LADIES.
Leap year has come 'egaio, when, by long
establish I cusi. Isdirt art privileged to
"pop th question." Crusty old bschelors go
about in terror, eiving a wide berth lo every
pretty tirl they meet, and blessing Heaven for
the invention of hoops, which prevent the fsir
crestures seizing them ti rt arm: weel
little creatures, for whom coy twaina have
Tone sighed in vain, pluck up courage, and
by a few gentle hints, which are no longer
unlady-like, bring the modest youths loth
point. Maneuvering mammae thanking their
stsrs thst leap-year comet once every four
years, but secretly wishing also thst it came
every year look.ior a nne harvest outoi ussn
ful lovers and hurry iheir daughters "into so
ciety" that they may take advantage of the
blessed time- even papas, ruumnf ineir nanus
in elee. rejoice over the privileges of leap-
year, as they calculate theannual cost of their
daughters ana ihe cent per cent, iney couiu
Outofthat money if saved. Lucky
leap-year! Propitious Icsp-yearl The in
ventorof th happy custom ought to have
slttuie raised lo him by the ladies. Or, if the
:nTenior was a woman for we doubt our sex
having sagacity enough for such a splendid
j. ithv should honor her hv a
irap year festival, st the ancientt honored
We have always thought it cruel to our sex
lnat na(j l0 take tne initiative in tha
.ertir.e process ."popping the question
,. .--.j tli M.nrv the Fourth, when ha car
ri u Cshort .by assault , wat in such a tremor
rirriiiht, il being bis first conflict, that
fairly dropped his battle axe at the gale.
nut w)tD a (njt physicsl fesr, he had a brave
t0 pickins the weapon tip, be turned
10 his troops, snd crving "Cahors!" struck
manfuy at the solid doors. At every stroke
bis knee lrembld, but slill he cried 'Lahort.
to .iimulate his men, and still rsined his blow
on the iron ribbed oak. Many a poor rellow,
j p0pping the question," hss hsd ss bard a
struggle to keep up his courage, wnattna
iing ,nees, what chattering teeth, whai nui-
lenng hearts.whst choking in Ihe throat, what
a peculiar and indtscnble "all-overishness,"
seizes on the brsvest, when he sltemp's, in
cold blood, to "pop the question" to some
.ngelic miss, who it perhtps, tecreUy at
frighted aa himself. It is only by crying to
one, Mf( now or never; go It, old boy,"
,, ai tbe .reat hero ciied 'Cahors, Cahors.1
,na ona caQ muster pluck to make the aa
iaun at all. Blessed, therefore, 'beyond all
other mundane blessings sre pic-nics, moon
light rambles, snd especially, cozy sieighrides
for. somehow, on such occasions, theuuenion
often "poos" itself. Yes, out it comet, like
a champagne cork, that cannot ttand it any
longer. Ho is a lucky oog wno gets into litis
high-pressure condition. Ham or beef, or even
pudding, may be taken cold, but "popping
the question" never. We would as lief jump
into the Delaware, when ice was making,
"pop the question," in set form snd by delib
erate purpose. The whole thing it mon
tirou. The women, wno nave iw ice ine itct
0f our aex, oughlto do this buiinesa for us.
was,lT(,e, jo ji We none this leap year. If
were a bachelor, u wouiu mane our very
mouth water to think of silting up in stale
and bate lots of pretty girls "popping the
quertiou ' to us. Ah! the "good time is com
ing." Don't be prudish, ladies, we beseech you
sny longer. Matrimony it the lest condition
r0. , brutes ol men as well at for your charm
ing selves; snd you will really be doing a ser
I T,c. Ky seizinx'ill siray bachelors of this leap
I year and impounding them in matrimony.
Some old rogue once said that matrimony
i;i,e those wire-roi traps, where a hollow
cone; the hig end out, invites the victim
.enter, by 'the smell and sight of toasted cheese
wuliin; uui wncn nc- eticiuirs tv icivc,
.ham wires of the little end of the cone
pointedly al the impossibility. The story
wicked libel on matrimony, ladies, which
not a rat trap, any more lhan you are toasied
cheese. Tbe man who don't know thai mat
tjmony is good for him it so far foilb demented
snd the sooner he is put into the husDnnu-
airaivht-iacket the better for hiiR. You hav
a prescriptive right to civilize our rougher
turns. Franklin aptly said that theanes
halves of a pair of scissors, and neither
good for much without the other, uoiiuren
don't know whil is good for ihem, neither
e nien always. So, as leap year is
make sn onslaught, one and all, on the user,-
elors, and let it be as fierce as a farm-wile
maker on her poultry al Christmas. It's
destiny of turkeys to be eaten, and of men
marry the girls. Forward march ! flakdtl-
THE YEAR 1856.
The year insl commenced it the latter
of 0f ihe 80th and beginning of the 81st year
1 n, independence ol the united Mates;
6549th year of the Julian period, the
I part of the 6615th and beginning ol the 6617ib
year sinoe the creation of ths world according
is 10 theJefs; the 2609ih yesr since the founds
I tion of Rome sccordingto Vano; the
of year of ihe Olympiads; the latter part of
I U72d, and beginning of the 1273d year of
twelve lunations since the Hegira or flight
Mahomet, whico look place irjih ol July, A.
r y (
The Alnhonsine (ablet make '.hit year
of 7089th from the creation; the Greek church
the 63 W nd some eosieru enurcne naien-
I teen Years liter titan the break church
tell yClmiese adopt the Sexagenary cycle, of
IS I W CiCIC IIP I1UW CIVpu, .lie. .
menc ut 27 UU U. V, so tney now neem
selves in iliv year 4555. The Talmud
this year 7200; the Sepluaginl 7757, and
Samarian Pentateuch 6565,
Amid all tbe abstruse and painful cslcPla
lions which hsve been made relative lo
chronological proxies" of Ihe world, the
tisti era i undoubtedly ihe most correct
auihentie. According lo thlial the world
created 5859 years ago; the deluge swtpl
esr'.h 351 1 yesrs ago. and 2348 yeara
Christ, and we are now living ia ibe year
dating from the Christian era
Gooo Rstoxt. A humorous young man
driving a horse which waa in the habit
stopping at every bouse on tne roaasiue.
Passing a country tavern, where were
led some dozen fellows, the beast, as
ranonnoaileiho door, snd then stopped,
spit of the yoiimr man, who spplied ibe
with til hit might to drive the horse on.
men In ih porch commenced a hearty
tnd tome inquired if h woukl tell th
"Yes." replied the young man, "but
recommend him. a be once belonged
butcher, aud stops wherever be hear
bleat." ' . :
Th crowd retired to the bar in tilence.
frr'Did you pull my nose to etrnest,
'Certainly I did sir.'
It it w you did, for I do not allow
to joke witb me io that way,'
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JOB WORK Ben, Paste & Scissors.
BTPlougb deep, whil tlnggardt sleep.
OrPerseverance it the only sure matins of
ETPIessure comet like oxen, and go away
like post horses.
rrQiiack doctors sre considered "drivers"
of ibe "last stage, of disease.
(fcr Have you any JtmohoM bonnets P in
quired a very modest young Mist of a shop
rr"I thai! be indebted to you for life," ta
a fellow said to hit ere i'.ors wheu be ran sway
47A young lady in Boston, lately fainted
on entering a room where stood a bureau
QCAINT AND BlaUTIFCL PtoVEKS.
He that in the world would rise,
Musi read tbe news and advertiae.
IT A little one, after undergoing the disa
greeable operation of vaccination, exclaimed:
"Now I won't bave to be baptised, will It"
g-j-Step. mothers are to called because Ihe
day after they are married they take 'steps
for kicking the first wifes children into the
HTA Yankee recently married a wife, 'eat
five pumpkin pies, licked a negro, told a lie,
went to church, and lore bit trowsers all in
ftfr"I Ihink I tee i'syli(rht," wrote Greely
from Washington on the 6th init. It is now
eviilent thst what Greely saw was nothing bat
a "Dsrk Lantern."
frr I keep sn excellent table, said a lady
isputing with one of her boarders.
Thst may sll be true, madam, sxitl be, but
you put very little upon it
trrlt is a bad sign w'hen a preacher tries lo
Irive home bis loeio by thumping the desk vi
olently with his clenched fist. His argument
are eofiit ical!
irThe Clarion Democrat ttya Ihat the next
battle cry of the oppoaition will no dnubube
'Abolitionists to rule America" '-Put none
but niggers on guard to-night."
irr"A solid article for your papu," as ths
boy ssid when he threw a brickbat in at the
window of an editor, w ho was sleepily cogita
ting over a paragraph on the "duties ou im
ffr P"P I p'anted tome potatoes in our gar
den, tnid one of ihe tmarl youths of this gen
eration to his father, and what do yon think
came opt Why potatoes, of course. No
sitree, there came up a diove of hogs and eat
them all. The "old man gin in."
jySir, I am a docior I have cored a peln
in the head of navigation, and drawn teeth
from ihe mouth of the Mississippi; I have
anatomised the side of a mountain; blistered
the foot of a hill; fell the pulse of an arm of
the tea; plastered a cut on Ihe band of na
ture, and cured a felon on the finger of scorn.
trrThe Sou'hern Know-Nolhings have mel
their Northern breihren at Washington much
as Pat met his supposed brother wiih t hearty
salutation. Upon a close inspection each
larted back. "Och," said Pat, "t thought
it was you, you thought it wa I, and In un,
it's neither uf us!" Louietille Democrat.
Qiiitii an Inr.t. A correspondent of Ihe
WasUiingHin f 'non, who subscribes himself
"An Old Whig," fays:
"Leliiollhe Whigs be humbled because
their party has been swallowed. The whale
swallowed Jonah Jonah was heard of alter,
wsrds, Iht whale never.
Hr.ioiiToi' luruDENcr -To go into e print
inc office, look over s compositor's shoulder
and red his copy. To go into an editor's
room, rummage among his newspapets, and
look over his shoulder to read over his matiu
rnnt. Hielit of Justice. To kick tuch ras
cal out without ceremony.
DA drunken lawyer, on going into church.
was observed by the niinis'er, who addressed
I will bear witness tgsinst you at tne day
The lawyer snaKing nit neau wuu uiuuncn
.'i have practiseu iweniy-no jcora i mo
bar, and alwajs found the greatest rascal to
turn slate's evidence.
not lo a
rrrThe Troy papers tells s sad story. A
vnnnc ladv if that city was engaged lo be
married to a gentleman from Long Island, and
the wedding day appointed, but on account of
Ihe deaih of a brother 'he ceremony was
postponed. Again the wedding day was sp-
pointed, when ine sttuuen ueam oi a wei oc
casioned another postponement, for a .hird
time a day was appointed, and before it had
arrived the intended bridegroom fell before ihe
insatiate oecher,' teat tng the tbricestricken
mourner desolate indeed.
What kind of bonnet, Miss?' ssked he.
Any bmlliorn bonnet.' she repealed.
'Any don't you mean frfhorn?' at-ked he.
The goung lady was carried home on a shut
It wss a lister or this young liy who as
tonished shopkeeper by asking for 'suitable
material for moving primitive triangular ap
pendages for the baby.'
JX Whenever a married lady is aevered from,
the relrinlr nf her domestic relations,
sayt the Buffalo Repnlie. the is in position
nf peril. Sue is henceforth sort of piratical
craft, venturing to sea wiiiiotti a ceruucaie oi
clearance from any port and wiilinu. the pro
per papers lo entitle her to re.-pect or protec
tion. The profligate looks upon htrlsw
ful prey. Wherever site may be. she is an
object of marked attention lo a certain olars
of no! over scrupulous or respectable men.
On board the car, th conductors and other
railroad officials arc known to be very nhe
nuious to, and often take a seal betid her,
just as trough she were the only passenger on
board whose comlorl and ssiety ipey are in
duty bound to regatd. In social part its and
place of faab enable rea rt, fickle-mindnl
husbands ban around ber like nie arouna a
sugar hogshead. Fai'hful and virtuous wives
grow JesloiM of Iheir leit-e Hip's, as ucy ace
ttiein fol'owin after brr, and yexel, when
ihey the complacency with which improp
er attentions are received. Hm influence upon
both sexea ia bad, W dangerous in tbe extreme.
Treachery dwelia in her heart; dUsimu aiion
lurks in her aiuiles; the poison of adder it
mingled wiih her btioied wotdv, and discord
and wretchednt follow but foolsltpa.