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BY CLARENCE MELVIN.
The snow! the snow! How beautiful
It falls on bill and plain. ,
And weave a lii-U'.id fur summer hours
That will not come again,
tech tiny flake that parts the air,
With measured sweep and slow,
tUvaals, amid its beauty rare,
A gam no king can'show.
'Tlrt tnew! thaanow! How beautiful
The fields are heaped with white,
IVhere ervt the summer brecsc. twepr, V
, . When trees with leave were brislt,
-Jl:it now with naked t.nclir tus-u,), v..j..J-
1 utiy rear tliif jriaut ftM-tiiM, -
' And breast, with stern and f rtes heart
Tbs winter's blats and ai ;).'.. v
The annw ? the snow ! Howright and fair
It Kemsthe ralley wide, r '
As weeping on before the wind
Like ocean's restless tide,
Jt twines ani'd the'withered learca
That mark the autumn gete.
And weaves a sad and faded wreath
To bind tuo dying year.
The snow! the annw !- How light It falls,
As ert In other hours,
Ere childhood's hopes had passed away, '
Or witbcreil youth's gay flower; .
Eaeh. errstn 1 Bake seems some past jy
That cheered tle morning; beam.
Then faded ere the light of noon
Fell on the gliding stream.
The snow! the annw! How beautiful
It falls ou bill and plain,
And waives a shroud for summer hours
That, will not come again.
Stern winter binds the ninny streams
That rippled sweet and low. t
And covered earth with (Icecy robe,
The puro and spotlcs snow.
For the "Democrat."
LETTERS FROM NORTHERN IOWA.
DUBUQUE, Iowa, Jan. 20th, 1856.
Dear Sln-Tbe fore
tha country, for some ten or twelve mi'vs from
Diibuijite, is rather uneven, in fact, may be
called broken, and a great portion of which is
.covered by a growl h of youw; limber. Though
broken, it is til, with little excep;ion, sus
ceptible o( cultivation-' good toil, and when
improved makes delightful farms. To one,
who had been accustomed lo the hills and
mountains of ,'ttrne of tha Eastern Slek'3, ii
would be considered good farming lend, hut
to those who had long resided on some or
those extended level pruirie,such as are coin
mon inSonlhern Illinou, it would seum to'
hroken for successful cultivation.
These lands In an unimproved stale, are
worll) from 15 to 100 dollars per. acre, owing
to location noil nearness to the city. Just now
I am reminded that enquiries have been made
of me''"Huw near to Dubuniie, can land
" be Jbcoted ?" I answer, that no government
Isndcoobe had within fifty miles to my
knowledge. Hav in al'empted to give some
idea of the cjly of Dubuque, ond its surround
"1n' couniry, Twill how "fUIB niy a'lteutio'ri to
Noilliern Iowa generally; and will first call
your attention to the country on a west line
from this point to the Missouri River.
After leaving this unwen or broken coun
try, before alluded to, at a disience of some
ten'ortwelve mile frome the city, we find
ourself on the borders of fine undulating prui
ries, with occasional groves and skirts of tim
ber, which extend through the whole breadth
These prairiei are yet but sparsely settled,
though signs of recent emmii;ralioii ore visible,
from the few thantiet that are perceptible.
But a few years will elapse till those $hnntte
will give way to neat white collate houses,
which are characteristic of the prairie coun
tries; and the mark of the husbandman will
be observable in all that makes a couniry rich
and prosperous. Northern Iowa is undoubt
edly the beat portion of the State. Better
soil, belter, and s greater quantity of timber.
Better water, and a greater amount of water
priviliges, this together from I he fact, that
is leas liable to that most to be dreaded of oil
Maladies the chills anoV fever make it cer
tainly the moat desirable.
The first river of any note, after leaving
Dubuque, in s westerly direction, is the Wep
sipiriicin which i is some 70 miles. It is about
200 feet wide, and affords considerable water
power. Independence, the county seat
Buchanan county, is located on this nver.snd
is s'tlrscling considerable attention from its
beautiful location. Surrounded by a good
agricultural country, with .sufficient limber
for all reasonable purposes. These consider
ations', together with the ehergelio and high
toned closs of citizens, renders it one of the
moat desirable of inland towns.
TheCedai River 24 milts farther west,
perhsps tht most beautiful river in Iowa.
Some 400 feet wuTc, affording any amount
water power, and lined on either side with
. good timber.' Waterloo, Ibe county seat
Black Hawk county, and Cedar Falls, six
seven miles apart, are situated on this river,
and sre both thriving tewns. "The valliesof
the Wapsipinicsn end Cedar rivers sre
much interest, for it is presumed that Hie
first Railroad which penetrates Minesola, will
pass lip eillief one or the other of these rivers.
Though these rivers at this point are distant
some twenty miles, there are points at which
they are only ten or twelve miles from each
other." The valley of the Cedar, is destined
without doubt, (o be the Miami valley
lows, Next is tha Iowa river, distance 45
miles, tome 200 feet wide is also well tim
bered and affording considerable water power,
f!- liiJ inliiJ i VB - - K V fiBI'lltf WW HI i ! UEUU
to AY: I: 1 fliri M . fffiM
BY L. G.QOULD. "Fearless and Frcc.'.'f "." $l,50per Annum in Advance.
: ' -. - ' ' nil;- " '
Neff Series : ; ; ' EATON, PREBLE COUNTY, 0.FER 7, 1356 Tol.12,Ko.34.
though not so great ps the Cei.nr. In this
county, (Hiirdin) some 130 miles from Du
buque, stone coal of n fiue quality is found in
bundance. Passing some small streams with
out notice, at a distance from ,tb Iowa, river
of 57 miles' we strike the Des Moisnes River,
at Fort Dodge, This is perhaps the most po
led of Iowa rivers, on account of its length,
its fine vallies, excellent t mber, and abund
ant water power, at this point it is some 300
or 400 feet wide.
In the vicinity of Fort Dodge, agreeable to
a report of Gen. Geo, A. Mix, igent for the
Dubuque and Paeifie Rarlroad, "Gyp?um of
a quality not surpassed .betwMt,., A'V,i
wUc;.6c,V4JtiBil. 'n icsiaiuta1l
quantity,, also, coal, Iron ore, and building
rock of (he finest quality in great abundance.
There ij also an abundance of building stone
on the rivers before noticed, ond on Iowa ii
er, at Iowa Falls, there is limestone or marble
of a cream color, in vast quantities, and sus
ceptible of the finest polish., The distance
from this point, to Sioux City, on the Missouri
river is something over one hundred miles,
principally undulating prairie, till . within a
lew milej of the Missouri which is somewhat
broken. Some few rivers and smaller streams
are found between the Des Moines snd M:s
sour I, nearly all. lined with timber and in some
instances, of a fine quality; and in addition
there are several groves of considerable ex
tent, of the Onest quality of timber.
This country is yet very thinly settled. En)
migration is just beginning to pass beyond the
Des Mpisne. though it is but proper to con
clude from the vast emmigratioti seeking
homes in the north west, that but a few years
will pans away until this part of loa shall be
known as one of its populous districts. It
will be observed by reference to the mops,
that the points named are due west from Die
city of Dubuque, through, or near which the
('u')uque & Pacific Railroad wiH pass, which
road is now under contract, some 30 miles,
ond located scrfie 60 or 70 miles, and will
without doubt, l the first road opened lo the
Missouri river, crossing the State in an Eaet
and West direction. The rapid settlement
and developemtnt' of the agrioultural wealth
of a new country, however new, when a Rail-
read is built throufft it, no longer requires
even speculative remarks. They are fixed
facts. The prices of second hand lands, un
improved, along the contemplated line of this
Pailroad maybe ret down at from 2, CO to 10
dollars, per acre, depending on location, soil,
wnier 4c, nnd nlo contiguousness to impor
tant towns. It may be proper to stnte, that
is a rare occurrence for land to pass into third
hands, ot less than double entry price, 52,50
per acre, it matters not how lately it may
have been entered.
On the tontcmplaied line of this Railrod
between this place and Frt Dodge, but very
lnlle land remains unentered. ' Itut between
Port Dodge and Sioux city, very fine selec
tions can yet be made, ami ih se who arc lucky
enough toVcnre these selections, have an in
vestment which will certainly realize a profit
of three or four hundred per cent in three
yenri, os I have not (he least hesitancy in as
serting that four years hence from this day,
the irou horse will be snorting and puffing on
the eastern banks of Hid Mi.-souii river, having
made his way from the Mississippi over the
promts of norll ern Iowa. There ore in nor
thern Iowa, four land districts; the offices lo
cated at the following named places: Du
buke, Decorah, in Wimiesheik county; Foil
Dodge, in Webatro county, and Slotix city,
Woodbury county. In the Dubuke district
there is no government land to be had, known
to common men, and if any at all it is known
to those only who are partakers of the treasu
ry pap. In the Decorah district, there yet re
.mains a quantity of choice prairie and perhaps
some little timber lo be entered, notwithstand
ing the rush 10 Ibis office since it was opened
on the'24ih of December. In the eagerness
to obtain favorite selections, men have spent
sleepless nights on the steps of the Land Of.
flues, in order to be on hand early at the ope
ning of the office next morning; and that too
when the Mercury indicated a degree of cold
in some instances exrendiii)f below zero. But
finding this a tedious as well os an unpleasant
mode of proceeding, the preference of turn
was finally decided upon, by agreements
draw lots, and those who were not present
the time this arrangement was entered inlo,
were compelled to wait their turn. The"
quantity of laud desired lo be entered varied
'n amount, some 40, soma 1G0, and others from
10 to 20 thousand acres, forgetting that,"
"Man wants but little here below, '
Nor wants that little long."
The land in this district is of. good quality,
well timbered and wittered. Tba-f rincipal
streams being the Upptr dqwCTurkey, Vol
ga and Red Cedar livers, all of which afford
considerable water power. . The lands in the
Fort Dodge- district have commanded a
share of attention, though not that rush which
attended the opening of the LonoWJIBce
Decorah. The lands in this district too, ars
of a good quality, e great portion of which are
yet unentered, but ere the 1st dsy of January
1857, shall have come upon us, but little
government land will have been left for the
land spec u In tors of that year. The greatest
amount of land entered within the next year,
will probably be in the Sioux city district,
which is embraced the ntf.th western counties
of the S'ale. But little attention has aa yet,
been directed to these lands, snd consequent
ly choice selections of both prairie and limber
oar. Iia hiil In llinvA ul.n u.-iuh nlmii
.. ' ... ', . , ,,.
lecuons, u wouiu uo wen .o oe up anu
as soon as mo sprrng opeus, ror me eyes
speculators are already turned iu that direction. J
Having !,;iveu what hints are considered
necessary, in regnrd 'to Government lands,
ike., I will proceed to consider what is urged
by many who are residents of more southern
Stales aaaa objection to northern Iowa, to wit,
the climate. To soy that it is not cold would
be idle and untrue, as the experience of the
past few weeks would show. But this h an
extreme cold winter, tbe like of which has
probably been known but once before since
the settlement of Ibis couniry. , In this case
the Mercury seems to have lost all conscience;
24 deg. below ero was the lowN-oinHtfdi-
ettjil tf3thy4v"' '"3PpBr report
it is seen that we were not alone, but tbe
Eastern and more Southern States have also
been visited by an extreme cold, that ia as rare
and unusual as unwelcome. Nolwjthstand
ing the cold is more constant here than In the
latilude of southern Ohio, yet from tbe fact of
ts becoming cold gradually and entirely devoid
of the sudden chsnges characteristic of that
latitude, it ,1s decidedly, more pleasant, .con
tinuing for weeka with scarcely any variation
More delightful Aotumrrs are seen no where,
continuing in many instances cs late as the
middle of Noverrber, giving ample time for
the full crop to mature, which is evidenced by
the quality of corn brought to market. I will
here remark that the steadiness of the climate
was one of tbe reasons, thai induced me to
seek a home in the north west, and which I
have yet had no reason to regret, bat feel that
I shall be satisfied to make this my abiding
I will now say a word in regard to internal
improvements projected and prospective. The
Dubuke and Pacific Railroad before men lion
ed, is . iio longer a speculation, but its con
struct ion will be certain and rpeedy, and will
when completed be the ccuse of the speedy
settlement of a large extent of a fine agricul
tural reeion now remote from market. There
are in contemplation, with considerable assu
ranee of 'construction, two other roads, one
north west to St. Paul, and one south west to
Fort Des Moisnes. As facilities for import
ing and expotling to and from this point, we
have the Illinois Central Railroad, now com
pleted, also in process .of construction a Roi
road from Milwaukie, and in addition we have
about eight months of the year, the great Mis
sissippi, with which in the line of freights no
improvement- cart cpronateWith -all t
considerations in view, which are not meie
speculations, who can but conclude that it
one of the impossibilities for man to foresee
the ultimate destiny of northern Iowa. More
anon. Ttuiy yours,
W. J. KELLY.
A Toss-ernined, surely man, too crooked by
nolure to keep still, went over to hisoppo!i:e
neighbor, Mr. F., a remarkable cool, calm,
non-resistant, and addressed him thus :
"That piece of fence over there is mine and
vou shan't have it."
"Why," replied Mr. F. "you must be mis
taken, 1 think." . -
'No it's mine, and I shall keep it."
"Well," s ill dir. F "suppose we leave
to any lawver yon shall choose."
"1 won't leave it to any lawyer," said the
' "Well," continued Mr F., "shall we leave
it to any four men in the villogeihalyou shall
"No: I ahall have the fenee."
Not at all discomposed, Mr. P., sard, "well
neighbor, then I shall leave it to yourself I
say to whom it does belong, whether to you
Struck dumb by the appeal, the wrslhy
man turned away, sarins, "I won't hove any
thing to do with a man who won't contend
his own rights 1"
It is no, the most "wrfthy" who sre irre
conceivable, neither are ll.ey lo be feared
hence the Scotch proverb, "His bark is worse
than his bile." Just allow 'such a mm suf
ficient time to fight with his own shadow,
Hike tbe knight of La Mnncha with the win
mill,) and be ill very soon cool down. Thare
is little lo be dreaded from an organization
Important to the Ladies—The Law of Leap-
We suppose no unmarried lady is ignorant
of the right she possesses this year (being
leap-year,) to "pop the question" to the bach-
elor Iriend on whom she may set her ettec
lions, but she may not be aware of a claim, to
which an antiquarian correspondent of the
'London Notes and Queries' has culled atten
tion. According lo this authority, the hard
hearted bachelor who should refuse the fair
hand and accompanying heart of the 'propos
ing' damsel, must pay a penalty in the shape
uf a ailk dress of the lady's own choosing.
Provided, altttiyi, that at the time the 'ques
tion' is 'popped,' (he 'popper must wear a
scarlet pettieoat, 6f which a portion at least
fust be visible to the 'poppee.' The writer
insinuates that Ibis tradition has something to
do with the fact that scarlet petticoats form
part of the fashions for tl.e season,
. Bschelore, bewsre I' Turkey gobblers and
bulls gel angry, snd rurr after the wearer of
red clothing; We expect bachelors will turn
c owards, and run away from a ftorne-ealored
skirt. " - ' . ...
Dress of the Mind.
On Sunday morning before (toing to church.
what a dressing there is among all classes
snd what a stir to be gat and pleasing 1 - It is
quite sufficient for the great purpose of our
existence to wash the outside of the platter.
Curls may be arranged, fine, tortoise shell
combs fixed, sparkling ear-rings bung, splen
did garments displayed. - And yet perhaps,
the fair one's luind'moy he noisoned with con
ceit, troubled with rivalry, and kept on the
torture by ignorance and vanity.' Windsor
soop doss not wish out the stsin of the heart
Cologue water cannot throw a fragrance over
an impure mind, nor will the rubies of Gol
condo dazzle the recording angel into forget
fulness of filling qp tbe leaves of retribution.
uo.ng.,,,,, nnM foflv lnou,flm .jollars-I forget
rrr'Who did you say our friend G. married?
bet other pirac
BY CORNELIA M. DOWLING.
"Msmm. mimms, do speak to me !" and
tbe little ' hite arms were thrown convul
aively aboo-, he lorm so still and motionless;
ana trie sacrt eyes gnzeu in inghtrned wonder
pan the f thit lay upon the pillow.
Bui the liis npon which the child's were
pressed so Earnestly, were cold and white,
nd for tnrshrst time reiueu lo return the
pressure; ad the hands IhaChadro often been
placed upoitier brow, or ansseil through her
hair caresfiFKiy.-were loiuavi upon the bosom;
for the Jieai- Was stiff, and tbe voice wss si-
1 teatiV -jit. in
I ever. v
Poor little Grace ! How could she know
that death bad stolen from her the sunshine
of her life I- That the mother, upon whose
breast ahe had neseieil who had likened pa
tiently to all her child's Brief, who had guard
ed ber so carefully from the slightest breath of
sorrow, had pressed her ilarling to her bosom
for tbe last Bflie, and hod passed away Irnm
earth leaving ber lonely uessolate mother
less, -a : - v
Aye I motherless, little Grace motherless !
Pass thy bands solfily over the while brow,
and the sunken cheek; smooth once again the
brown hair that basso orien drooped above
thine wot nestle closer to the breast upon
which thy veivet cheek hail been sn ollen pi
lowed; for oo the morrow they will bear hrr
from thee; and thou will steal softly into thy
mother's room, but the pillow upon which
her bead js sow resting w ill be vacant; and
the form which thou art clnrpingcold, life
less, it is true, bat still thy mother's- will be
Ay I twine my oimpieu nanus about her
neck and sob unon her bosom; for the time
may come when thou wilt vainly yearn to rest
thy head upon a mother's ureost and weep.
Poor lilue urace I uou help thee I
"It is late, Grace ; you may go to you
room," said a tall, stern looking man, enter
ins the apartment and approaching the bed
unon whicn Jjiscrmu my,
The litits one, wun a staittau air, looxeu
quickly up into her father's faoe, shivering as
she met the glance he cast npon her; for it was
filled with jagony, sttrn and coin as u was
then, with S lingering look at the while face
upon tbe pit low, the child slid down from the
bed and ciiueu souiy I mm uie apa'imeni
Hour after hour rolled away, and still Ihs
proud man Stood by the bedside of his wife.
Memory carried back lo the lime when she, in
the fresh loveliness of her girlhood, liausiooi
by hiii side al the altar, and listened to Ins
vow "lo Irrne andcherish ber till death should
part them.' Death had parted them now ;
and how hoc that vow been fulhlleu I Uh !
how bitterSy the recollection came thronging
back uport bim, of the coldness, the neglect,
wilfc.wbjob,'' had repnid the. Ipve.of the gen
tle tieurt toy ueiuie mm so com ami mm.
(low coum she, with her wild wealth of ten-
demess, have.fnund sympathy and happiness
in theconipfw;;ihipo! a nature so promt, so
cold ond si(4nr
n - ... I i. i... 1 c .
roor lima mace sue uau nine ten, now,
thai her mojher was gone.
Weeks nil led on, and Ibe summer flowers
began to wi ve their pretty heads above the
grave in Ih old church yard; and day after
dayGrace Running all companionship, would
glide away dung the pathway which her own
little leet hid worn, anu anting down among
the long $ff she would count the violets
snd tbe woodbines that had blossomed since
the doy befrire, and wonder if there were any
flowers in leaven, "for," she would whisper
to herself, safily, "mamma loved flowers.'
And nighiafier night she would si: by the
window of ler hl'.te room, in her white night
dress, looking like s spirit in the pale moon
ic lit ,and
atehed the stors ond remembered
how often s
e had stood by th side of her
ized up ot them, while the voice
that was sil
nt now, had told her that "God
Ah I she must watch them
rolled on, snd each niirht that
little face th
be a shade
l looked out pf the window would
.ileronll tliiher than on the night
I the tiny veins began lo cross
pon the temples, and Iheeyee to
and brii'literas though Horn loos
ing at the stirs 8 much, they had grown like
And the autumn enme; nnd the flowers
drooped ami began to die; nnd one little hu
man blossom began also to wither. And bve
(winter flung its snow-white man
barth, ami the flowers were dead.
Yet still the
Ihe elors were sinning.
But the liy form in its white ro' e was mis
sine from thi window, and npon s little head
stone In thelold church yard, a single word
hsd been engrsved "Usack."
A Lawyer Posed.
William, tek up and tell us who made
you. Do yon know V
William, who was considered s fool, screw
ing his fact, and looking thoughtful an
some what ' bewildered, slowly answered
'Moses I s'pese.'
That will do. Now,' said Counsellor
Gray, addressing the couit, 'the witness says
he s poses Moses made. 1 ins certainly is
intelligent answer more so than I supposed
him capable of giving, for it shows he has
some taint idea of Scripture. Hut. I submii.
may it please the court, that this is not suffi
cieiitto justify of bis being sworn as a wit
ness n this case. No sir; it is not such ,m
answer asa witness qualified to testify should
Mr. Judge,' said the fool, 'iray I ask the
lawyer a question ?'
Certainly,' replied Ihe Judge.
Wat, then, Mr. Lawyer, who do you s'pose
made yon ?'
Aaron, I s'pose sold tbe counsellor, im
itating the witness. '
'' After the mirth bad some whet subsided the
witness exclaimed, 'Wal, now, we do read in
the good book that Aaron once made a calf;
but who'd a thought that tarnel critter hod
got in here ?'
The1 poor counsellor was laughed down.
0t ot the Patrons A subscriber to Ihe
Lafjyelte Journal gives tire following answer
to a dunning letter;
"Sorry to say Old Hos that I can't pay.
am very tight up-which is to say I haiut nary
red. if lard oil was ten cents a barrel,
couldn't buy enough to grease my Imir.
Don't worry about it, I freely forgive you the
0. , -v .
Signed. ., - . -
ETHorace Vi'alnole tells a slory of tt noble
man, that when' there wps a copy of a letter
produced, the original being Inst, asked wheth
er the opy hotHieen.laken befote the original!
wis lost, or ul er ; .
Sr-ne Yonne husband standing before the
coal fire afer breaklast overcoat and hat on,
ready lo ijo down town. Young wife just re
turned frcm the breakfast table with a few
crumbs, which she is feeding to the pet cana
Wife "Oh, dear, the mice have ruten
into my bureau drawers and are actually eat-
ng up some of my handsomest collars.
Won't you get me a mouse-trap down street
if you have time?" .
Ilutband "Certomly, certainly! why not!"
H'ie "I knew you would; but will you
believe it? that tincture of iron the doctor
said must take, to give me an appetite, is
vtim r i.iii. ml iln Jones suys 1 nus
use the nasty stud icrougo. a quill. . uel me
a quill, won't you?"
Husband "To be sure," Takes a coot-
tail in each hand and pulls them nervously
forward over each hip.
Wife "And some pins loo. Oh, I need
pins so bod. Dou't get ihc big size, but a
llufband "Anythinffelse?" His calves get
very warm by tbe fire, and as he bends down
to scraich them he makes a wry face, which
means an internal oath.
Wife "Dear me! I had almost forgotten,
You know that corkscrew we borrowed of
Mrs Williams to uncork our last bottle of
schnapps well I lent it to Mrs. Gibson ond
she broke it. I'm mighty sorry, but there is
no other way to do but to get another one.
Now don't go off in such a hurry. You didn'l
burn your legs, did you? Ain't you going lo
give me a kiss? There! remember now pins,
nuilh, ttrk-ecrev and moute-trap!"
Husband rushes out had door slams dis
appears around a corner, counting on his fin
gers, pins, quills, cork-screw and mouse-trap.
Landladies and Lodgers.
There is a slory told of a learned Cambridge
professor vhich has always filled me with the
highest respect for his courage and conduct.
Finding that hi college bed-maker which is
a very mitigated species of landlady was
continually abstracting his teas, and being
a sagacious philosopher a are of what
weight of evidence some females oan resist,
he determined to let her know lie had found
her peccadilloes out, without the chance of
contradiction. He bought two pounds of lea,
one of which he placed as usual, inhitcaddt,
and secreted the other in a drawer; he drew
from thn latter store so much as was necessary
for his use, but never touched the former; the
contents of the caddy, nevertheless, decreased
daily, and in greater proportion, nnd at last,
while the professor had still a little left, Mrs.
Brown (lie bed-maker, declared his tea to be
out and ottered to get him some more.
'-'Well!" exclaimed her master producing bis
remnant in great triumph, "1 declare, Mrs.
Brown, that your pound has not lasted so long
as mine has."
A Grammatical Pupil.
A schoolmaster, after giving one of his
scholars a sound drubbing for making bad
grnmmer, sent him to the other end of the room
to inform another boy that he wu-hed to speak
to him, and, at the same time, promising to
repeat the dose if he spoke to him ungrammat
ically. The youngster, quite satisfied with what
he had got, determined to be exact, and thai
addresstd bis pupil:
"t here is a common substnnsive, of the
masculine gender, singular number, nomina
tive case, and in angry mood, that sits peiched
upon the eminence at the o her side of the
room, wishes to articulate a few sentences to
you in the present tense."
What is Law.
Law is like a fire; and those who meddie
with it may chance to "bum their fingers."
Law is likenn eel-trap very easy to get in,
but very difficult to get out of.
Law is like a luncet dangerous in the
hands of the ignorant; doubtful even in the
hands ofnn odebt.
Law is like a sieve you may see through
it; but jou will be considerably reduced be
fore you can get through it.
Law is like an ignis fatuus, or Jack o'Lnn-
lern those who follow the delusive guide too
often fine themselves inextricably involved in
a hog or quagmire.
Law is like prussic acid a dangerous rem
edy; and the smallest dose Is generally suf
irr"Travt,.er of perdition !" said Mrs. Par
tington turning round in -Mate street, as
litllf. boy was proclaiming in dismal tones that
he bod the "1 revelers lourih edition" for
sale. It was evident that she had misunder
stood him. "Poor child!" ssid she, with
benignity that would hove furnished the caai
In I stock for four Samaritan societies, "and
are yon really in so bad a way as that?
knowed there was a good many going that road
in this neighborhood, but shouldn't think you
was one of 'em, so young Bui people begin
in sin airly in Boston, and here you are
your age calling younelf a traveler for perdi
tion!" The old lady's voice trembled; there
was n tear good fur a dime in htr eye; her
hand was in her-spacious reticnle in search
for the coin; the little boy stood selecting the
paper from the number under his snn; busy
merchants stood selling and buying all round
her, and busy broktrs were shaving each
o her within sound of her voice. The search
for the dime went on, but not one cent could
she find, and.wiih a benediction on the disap
pointed boy she lefl him hearing his melan
choly voice in the distance "here's the trav
eler fr perdition!" She sighed deeply, and
her abstraction wamlereil into a snow bank,
where Ike fad misclievionsly led her.
ITTheJjw Era relates a story of a farmer
whose son hsd for a long time been ostensibly
studying Latin in a popular academy. The
farmel not being perfectly ratistied with the
course and tbe conduct of the young hopeful,
recalled him from school, and placing him
the side ofa cortone day, thus addressed him
"Now Joseph, here is a fork, and there is
heap of manure and n cnrl; whnt do you call
them in Latin?" "Forkibm, cartibus, et ma
nuribns," said Joseph. "Well, now," said
the old man, "if you don't take that lorjjibus
pretty quickibus, and pitch that mulfuribus
into that cartibus, I'll break your lazy backi
btis." Joseph want to workibns forthwithi-bus.
Into Him. Judge Jeffries while on Ihe
bench, told an old fellow with a long beard,
that he supposed thai he had a conscience
long as his beard. 'Does your lordship,' re
plied the old mm, "measure conscience
beard? If so your worship haa none at all.'
lITThe lawyer who believes it is wicked
lie, is spending n week with the Quakers who
n week w ith
indulges in man
Rates of Advertising.
One square (or less) 3 insertion,
' tach additional iiiterlicp,
' Three months, -
' Six month. - -
i - "j'.eive ruon'hs, -
One fourth ofs column 'rr year, . .
j,nlf . .
' column -
Al lover a square charged as t wo.qunrfs.
ITAJvti'.isemeii'.a inserted till fui iJ st
theexpense of the advertiser."!)
Executtd al this cilice with ueatnrs and e
patch, at the lowest possible nit-ss.
JOB WORK Ben, Paste & Scissors.
IJ'Whr-n di;es a man look like a coniibii
bali ? When he looks rcuud.
UTLougb at no man for his pug nose you
can't tell what may turn up.
(TTThe reputation of many men depend on
the number of their friends.
Ij"Mcn are like words; when nol properly
placed, they lose all Ibeir value.
UrrThe speaker who "took tie floor," l.:s
been arrested for stealing lumber."
V CTTo prevent dog from kiUin sheep. Cel... .
their heads oil be lore they can Tun about.
f) Blessed is the woman whose husband
has a wooden leg, as she willTiavs but ens
Blocking lo knU. -
BTFanny Fern's next issue is expected to
make more noise in the world ihah her last.
Ho somebody says what knows.
lir"Down the middle!" bawled Ihe fiddle
to the dancers, and down he went fiddle and
oil, through tl.e hatchway from the filth slory.
JT A co'empnrary undertakes to discuss
what he calls a "knotty question." Can he
untie ar.yi'uiug knotty? Echo answers, "nol
p'A "Confidence" Man" The man who
thinks he can help a good-looking servant
girl to "cord the bedstead" without getting li is
head broke by his wife.
jtA country-grave digger was asked Imw
he liked his btisinea. He said he liked it
pretty well, but should like it better if be had
Ifjf Never joke with ladies on matrimony or
bread making. It is very wrong. They are
both sacred. One refers to the highest inte
rests of the heart, and the other lo those of
the stomach, oung men will pleas chalk it
down in their hats.
JTA late London paper informs its readers
that the "Nebraska territory of Ihe United
Slates is a tract of several millions of acres,
lately purchased by the Americans from the
ft5" Women need rharryingmuch more than
men. The girl who lives beyond thir'y with
ottta husbund, withers likes lily with its drink
slopped. Bachelors of that age however ate
as rosy vermillion.
Original ReciM!. If s child should swallow
by accident, anything pi sotimis, a good emetic
may be obtained from the rust of old irqn.
Perhaps it would be safer lo crnm down the
infant's throat "a wise saw," or a rusty prov
erb. ICJ" Well, George,' asked a friend of o young
lawyer, who had been admitted about a year,
'how do you like your new profession V Tho
reply was accompanied by a brie f sieht to suit
the occasion 'My profession is much better
than my practice."
ft? 'Bill, did you ever go to sea?' I guea
I did. Last vear, for instance, I went to are a
red-headed girl, bull only called once.'
'Why sol 'Because her brother had an un
pleasant habit of throwing boot-jacks and
smoothing irons at peoidc.
fi"rA countryman entered Mr. Whipple's
Dayuerreotvpe saloon, Boston, a few days
since, and wished a Daguerreotype of his un
cle. "I can do i', sir; but where is he?"
"Oh, lie's dead," was the simple reply; "but
I've got a description of him in an old pass
rj""In Cork," said O'Conhell, "I remem
ber a supernumerary crier, who had been put
in place of nn invalid, trying to disperse U.
crowd, by exclaiming, with stentorian voice:
All you blackguards that isn't lawyer?, lave
the prisence ot the court iijurely, or I'll molie
ye, by tlio powers!"
O' Cuss I want twenty five cents,' said a
jour printer to bis employer. Twenty-five-cents?
Ihw soon do ynu wnnt ilJake. iNext '
Tuesday. As seen as that? You can't have
it; 1 told you often that when you were in
want of so large a sum of money, you must
give at least fonr weeks notice.
A Ywsk Ioiot. A country clergyman by his
dull monotonous discourse, set all his congre
gation asleep ex'Opt sn idiot, who set with
open mouth listening. The parson enraged,
and thumping the pulpit, exclaimed "What!
all asleep but this poor idiot?" "Ay," quoth
the natural; "ond if I had not been a poor
idiot I would have been as!eep, too.''
A Fair Hit. A lady writer i i an Eastern
paper says, that she saw a day or two since, a
lady passing along the streets, clad in a heavy
cloak and furs, while by her side trotted a
little girl, with a very short dress; and adds
that, in her estimation, a little girl's dress
ought to reach the email of her back, in all
conscience, at least.
tTAn old gentleman, in one of the stage
sleighs, the oilier morning, audibly wondered
what caused the uncommon severity of the
weather. "Why," grumbled n mnflled per
sonage near to him, "when Dr. Kane left the
Nortli Pole, he forget lo shut the hack door
after him "
OrThere is something beautiful in the fol1
Take tho bright shell
From its home on the sea,
And wherever it goes
It will sing of tbe sea.
So, take the fond heart
From its home and its hearth,
'Twill siug of the loved
To the ends of the earth.
(tfr"l wonder what has become of the
sntitrers?Csaid Mrs. Johnson, "I have been
looking for them nil the evening and can't
find them high or low." Nobody could give
any information. After a while Ihe lured
Dutchman getting sleepy commenced pullurg
off his bo its prepalory lo going to bed. "All
disday" said he, '-l link I got some little
grnble stones in my poot, I kess I kit em out
now." lb turned up his boot and poured out
trMrs. Pnrton (Fanny Fern bring ps hr-f
dowry, two daughters nd 025,000, coined
from ber fertile brain. She is full forty three,
erect, nimble, robust, with a keen, flashing
eye, thin, grippy lip, puin'ed nose, and a form
that an artist might (and -lm nmnv have) ad
mired. Hi'pid in movement, genteel in car
riage, accomplished, gay, ambiti ins, proud
as Lucifer, nristrocralic with a ring, selfish,
rol.l, jeoloiis, paviona'e-t: ere she is a marvel
toothers and we doubt not to herself. Just
emerged from Ike harness, nfa duoree. Me
sigual'.es her freedom I) a new iria'.i;ir...nil