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BOOK & JOB WORK
I all its various Branches.
Ex wilted with neatness and dispatch.
A N S Warrant.
Deeds, and Township
Vlata for sale at the Sentinel oftico.
T.evoe street, tininc liately opposite the Steam
boat Landing, Red Wing, Minnesota,
A. A. & E. L. TEELE, PROPRIETORS.
now, spaeious and commodious house
open for the reception of guests.—
It has been eoriatrtictod under the immediate
t«p«r»isioTof the proprietors, and nothing has
been omitted to insure the comfort ami conven
ience of those who may favor them with their
patronage. The numerous rooms are all well
lighted, ventilated and famished in a superior
manner. I'l.lionnoetion with the house is
jrood an 1 eo-m'ftwdious stable.
Red Winf, March I, 1858. 83tf
W. It. W E S E Proprietor,
A E S E A O A A N I N
it.• WIN' }, MINNESOTA.
•••!n the boats free.
.ige convoyd to and
REM W I N
mse is ii largo A:U!
cave daily tor the
*-jjr,Obnnceted with the IV
iv»nvenient Stable. Staite
interior. Teams an I Carriages on
v»nVcr Passengers to any part of th
A S Uil UStf,
HY BUS VANCAMPKN,
UHX.vOiV FALLS, MiyyjtsoT.i.
Traveler* will find every accommodation on
MasonaKe terms at the above House. Good
S.abbs, Ostlers, &c. Oily
J. HACK. Proprietor.
PLU STREET, a few doors from Main
This House is entirely now and newly fur
nished, and the Proprietor hopes by strict at
tention to customers to receive a share cf pat
Rod Wing, Sept. •. 1S57. 59y
E N A POINT HOUSE
J\ R. & F. A. HARDT, PUOPBIETOBS.
'PIUS House is pleasantly located on the slure
A of Lake Pevdn. within a few rods of the
Steamboat Landing. Persons wishing tos-pono
few days of recreation and leisure, will find
this the plnee to do it. A good and well sup
plied barn is attached to tho house, and a com
petent ostler always in attendance.
Tho proprietors ha\ ing leased the above pap
ular honso and having thoroughly repainted
and furnished in a superior style, would say to
the pnblic that thing that they can do to
make al. calling, comfortably and pleasantly
situated, will bo left undone.
May 48,135?. 95y
I. S. KELLOGG,
Wholesale and retail dealer in
Drags and Medicines,
Dyo Stuifs, Window Glass, Medicinal
Wines and Liquors. Tobacco, Snuffs, Cigars,
Cam phono. Alcohol. Burning Fluid, dec.. Main
Street, Red Wing, Minnesota. 99yl
OVO. 8IMOER, SSS.
LIVERY AND EXCHANG
Plum street, between Fourth and Fifth
E WING, MINNESOTA.
The subscribers having the best stocked sta
ble west of tho Mississippi River are prcparod
to furnish the pleasn seeking, and traveling
public, with as good Turn Ou », as the cjuntry
afford* come and try as: if anybddy has lien
The, we can go it. SPICER & GROW.
March 19th 1853.
MelNTIRE A SHELDON
Dry Goods,Groceri«s,Crockery, Hardware Cut
.ery, Nails, Oils, Paints Sash, Window Glass,
Looking Glasses, Farming Implments.
A.so, Hosiorv, Glo'vos, Cravats, Suspenders,
Shirts,Collars, Brushes, Fancy Goods, &e.
Red Wing M. T. T. B. SHELDON.
PURUQE CITY MARBLE
MF HERRIOK, Doalor in American- and For
i\* eignMarblo.Sixth street, below Main and
Iowa, Dnbnquo, Io.ua.
.Vminim?uts, Toimb St Hontl Stones, Man
ties, Tabl Ac «ima
Rectitiui and Wholesalo dealer in
zu.«a*tlo I is 2
WINES 4* LIQUORS,
Corner Plum and Third Sts., 97tf
orrioE AND y.Erroi:jfr«,
•use south enst of the Hamlin fr.-rit:
E O E W A E
At the now Sh«p on Main sticet, within a
few rods of the crossing of Jordon.
RED WING, MINNESOTA. 97tf
E C. O W A
Shop on Main street, near the American House,
and next door to the Gunsmith, holds himself
ready to do all work in his line with pronipt
ncsa an A lu a workmanlike style.
Ox and Horse Shoeing.
He having erected a hrst rate and new frame
for shoeing cattle, he don't mean to allow him
self to bo excelled either in Ox or Horseshoeing.
Farmers and all others give him trial.:
Rod Wing, Nov. 27, 1S53. I21m3
WOODBURY & WRIGHT,
Architects and Builders.
are now prepercd to take contracts.far
plans and specifications: also,Sash
and doors on hand, and made to order. Work
from the country solicited. Shop near the
Red Wing. March 27, 135S. 86tf
W. E. HAWKINS. O. B. CAKKR. A. HALL.
A I O N S N O W O S
Hawkins & Co.,
take this method of informing
thei friends and the public generally,
that thev are now prepared to do
a a ir a
Of all kinds, such as House, Sign, Carriage,
Curtain and Ornamental Painting, Graining,
Glazing, Marbling and Paper Hanging.
Special attention paid to all ordcrsfror.i
Red Win?, Julv 17.13r,7.
Manufacturer and dealer in
LADIES' GENTS' A N CHILDREN'S
Plnin street one door north of the Kelly House,
nr.n WING, MINNESOTA. 94tf
Repairing done to order and With dispatch.
On 3!:iiti strrct, next do to Lawtlu:r'»
a ii? ifH«»»in Wilkinson's Block,
RED WING, MINNESOTA
pili S boat of French and other Cloths, kept
1 constantly on hand.and made in a
I perioi manner by competent wcrkmen. Also.
GENTS' FURNISHIN GOODS.
a Him'e to order. „Jg3
J8. 1807. 9Cy
A A S
Manufacturer and dealer in
SADDLES. IIARiXFtSSES &C.
OHOP on Rush St. opposite C. J. F. Smith's
O store, lied Wing, Minn. Where ho has
constantly on hand a largo assortment of Sad-
dies. Harnesses. Bridles. Trunks, Valises.
Whips. Fly nets, and all other articles usually
kept in a harness shop, and cheaper than can be
bought this side of Chicago.
Repairing and Job work done on short notice,
and in tho bestftylc. 94tf
O S 3 I E S E O
Target and Muzzle loading Rifles,
double and single barrel Shot Guns.
Volts, Aliens, and the celebrated'
Bobbins and Lawrence Pistols,'
Powder. Shot. Lead. C:ps. Wads, Flasks, Shot
Belts. Game Bags, Fishing Tackle, &c &
Choap for Cash.
Repairing done with care nnd li«pntch.
Red Wing, June 14.1555. 70m6
«,. I I O N N E JW.
Tenders his professional services to the citi
zens of Red Wing and vicinity.
OrrioE.—Corner of Bush and Plum street,
E E E N E S
Hon.Z.KiDWELt, M. Fairmont, Va.,
Hon. J. L. DAWSON, M. Brownsville, Fa,.
Prof. T. D. MCTTEB, Philadelphia, Pa.,
Rev. Dr. DRUKUOND, Morgantown, Va
Red Wing, May 23,1357
A E N S W A I N
SURGEON AND MECHANICAL
N 1 S
Rooms over the
Drag store, Slain st*
S S I IT
Nenr tho Corner of
Haiu and Bush Streets, Re Wing
E A E I N
E A I E
CLOSES & J2WSZ.2V7.
S A WORK WARRANTED..
Red Wing, Nov. 13,1853. llOtf
BUS 3TREET, near tho Red Wing
All kinds constantly on hand.—
Repairing and Turning done to order.
Also, all !$inds of COFFINS furnished to order
Rod Wing, Jan. 1,1859. 127y
Lands $1.25 per Acre.
10RUECT Copicsof Oovernment Mapa.show
unclaimed lands in this district
Anril I--*. 135*.
VOLUME 3, NUMBER 29. RED WING, GOODHUE COUNTY, MINN SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 19, 1859.
T. WILDCR. W. C. WILLISTON.
W I E & W I I S O N
Attorneys at Law*
UED WING, MINNESOTA.
Will attend to the duties of their profession in
any of the Courts of this State.
W. C. WILLISTON,
Notary Public and Agent for the fol
Fire Insurance Companies
MEBCUANTS, Hartford, Conn.
FAHMBBS' UNION, Athens, Pa.
PIHENIX, Milwaukee, Wis.
P. SANOPORD. PRAKC IVES.
S A N O & I E S
Attorneys at Law $r Notary Public.
E WING, MINNESOTA,
Agents for the United St a tea. Franklin, Fire
CLINTON 0(JRNEE,JR. C.O. REYNOLDS
N E E & REYNOLDS,
Counsellors and Attorneys at Law,
Red Wing, Minn.
HyOfllee with Smith, ToT/ne & Co. 82-tf
A N A
ATTORNEY AND COUNSELOR
A A W
NORTH PEPIN, WISCONSIN.
Will give special attention to collecting &e
COLVILL 4c HAMILTON.
ATTORNEYS & COUNSELLORS AT LAW
GENERA A N AGENTS
ED W I N MINNESOTA.
W A E N I S O
(r.ate Murdoch 3b Bristol,)
•attorney at Law
And Notary Public,
JMISS A I E II MILLER
At her Father's residence, corner 4th A Dacota tVs
pive to the Ladies of Red
8 Wing lessons in
PIANO FORTE PLAYING.
Terms per term of 12 weeks 810 payable in
Red Wing. Juno 19,1S58. 98tf
A E & A
A O N E S A A W
and Solicitors in Chancery.
,rf\NT A E N S A N E A E S I N
Real Estate, and Land Warrants.
MANTORVILE. Donoa Co., M.
313 .A. 1ST Bt 3B3 Xi.
Real Estate Apem, and Dealer
R«d Wing Minneaotn.
JSTMoney loaned, Land Warrants sold OT lo
aned on time. Real Estate, and Exchagn
oonjrlit and sold. May 23 '57.
Has been removed
to the west side of
Jordan, Maine street
where may be found
a good assortment of
& E W I E
Bankers & Land Agents:
RED WING, Minnesota Tor.'
Money loaned. Exchange & Land Warrants
bought and sold. Land Warrants, or Money
loaned to pre-emptors, on long or short time,
and on favorable terms.
and sold oncommission &c.
Red Wing, May, 1SS7.
REAL ESTATE OFFICE,
E N A POINT MINNESOTA.
E subscriber will buy and sell Lands, lo
eate Land Warrants, enter Government
Lands, select Claims for Settlers desiring to loa
eate on the Half Breed Reservation, pay Taxes
and attend to all business appertaining to bis
profession- negotiate Loans for Capitalists up
on unexceptionable real estate security from 20
to 60 per cent. PERRY D. MARTIN.
Central Point, Jan. 1,1S58- 77y
J. H. ELDER,
LANDS AND TOWN LOTS,
Lumber, Shingles. Produce. Horses, Wagons
and Wood. Will make Collections. Pay
Taxes. Buy and Sell County Orders,
Uncarrent Money &c, &c
E WINU, MINN. 93tf
SHIT!!, TOMrNE 4ELVCO..
E W I N MINNESOTA
Will attend to locating land Warrants, pay
ment of taxes, collection of notes, and to the par
chase and sale of Real Estate throughout the
Territory. Surveying, Mapping, and Platting
of every kind done t» order by a practical sur
veyor. Copies of township maps furnished.—
De-ids drawn and acknowledgements taken.
A business intrusted to them, will re
ceive provnpt attention.
O. SMITH. O W N J. PIERCE
Commonwealth Insurance Comp'y,
Unio Buildings, Third street,
Chartered Capital, $ 3 0 0 0 0 O
Insure Buildings and other Property,
Against loss or damage by Fire. Also against
Perils of the Sea, Inland Navigation and Trans
I E O S
Snmf CAXiftojr, W». H. in
»EO, LAVMA», A. B. WARFORD,
WILLIAM DOCK, W. P. MURRAT,
ELI SLIFER, p. K. BOAS,
OEO. BKKONER, JOHN n. BERRTHILL,
BENJAMIN PARKS, W PACKER.
O I E S
SIMON CAMERON, President.
BEiJ. PARKE, Vice President.
S. S. CARRIER, Secretary.
Sv B. FOOT, Agent, lied Wing, M. T.
January 9, 1853. 75tf
IANOS for sale or to rent by
Red Wing, August 24, lgol.
ASH paid for dry and green I E S by
BURNS* E I A
In there a whim-inspired fool,
Owre fast for thought, owrc hot for rule,
Owre blate to seek, owre pround to snoul
Let him draw near
And owre this grassy heap sing dool,
And drap a tear.
Is there a bard of rustic song,
Who noteless, Rtea's the crowd among,
That weekly to this era throng!
O pass not by!
But with a frater-feeliig strong
Here heave a sigh.
Is there a man whose judgement clear.
Can others teach the course to'steer,
Yet runs himself life's mad career,
ild as the wave,
Here pause—and, through the starting tear,
Survey this grave
The poor inhabitant below
Was quick to learn and wis to know,
And keenly felt the friendly glow,
And softer flame,
But thoughtless follies laid him low,
And stained his name.
Reader, attend—whether thy soul
Soars fancy's flight beyond the pole,
0 darkling grubs this earthly hole,
In low pursuit
Know, prudent cautious, self-control,
In wisdom's root.
Remarks of Henry Ward Beechcr at the
Burns* Festival, N.
"One hundred years ago, Jan. 1759,
Agnes. Brown Byrnes, gave to the
world her son Robert Burns. The fa
ther and the mother were Scotch the
son only took Scotland on his way in
to the whole world. While we allow
Scotchmen a suitable national pride in
their chief poet, we cannot allow the
world to be robbed of their right and
interest in Burns and yet there was
never born to that land, so fertile in
men, a truer Scotchman and it is the
peculiar admiration and glory ol the
man, that hi spite of the obscurity of
his birth, bred under the local influ
ences, Scotch in bone, in muscle, in
culture, and in dialect, he rose higher
than the special and the national, nnd
achieved his glory in those elements
which unite mankind, and make all
nations of one blood. While men of
science are debating about the origin
of races, the poet strikes the chords,
and all races, peoples and tongues
hear understand and agree, so that the
poet is, after all, the true ethnologist
the human heart is his heart he that
knows how to touch that with skill,
belongs to no country, can be shut in
by no language, nor sequestered by
any age, but belongs the to world and
to the race.
The same moral honesty, the same
violence of pride, the same breath ot
understanding, the same impatience of
restraint from without, characterised
the father and the more illustrious
son. But, besides that, Robert Burns
carried within him a great deal of
mother: if the father was the bush,
the mother was the blossom. Agues
Brown was a woman of humble birth
that is, she was born as everybody
else Was born. Being born was a very
humble business any way, and there
was little difference in the place or
position- It was very plain that she was
effectually born however. She brought
into this world the seed of many rare
and precious faculties central and
strong was her heart it had that deep
nature which religion always gave.—
Calm and of a heavenly temper, a
good housekeeper, which was a very
brave and noble thing in woman, and
a thing often requiring more than to
govern a nation (as nations are gov
erned,) Bums' mother was the mother
of Bairns' poetry.. It was beautiful to
hear her sing. Burns said that a blir
uncle of his had no greater pleasure
than that of crying to hear her sing
one of her favorite songs. How many
sweet sounds of water and air, how
many sound* of birds and musical in
struments, but nature had nothing so
sweet as the mother's song and hymffs
and ballads by which children slept to
dream of angels and waked to say moth
en With such a father, with such a
mother,. Burns could not hefp himself.
Of course he must be Apollo's arrow
with such a mother for the bow and
such a father for the string, an arrow
still flying and sounding as it flies.—
The father of Burns had just built, and
poorly built, a clay cottage on the
banks of the Doon, and scarcely had
the poet learned to live, that is to cry,
before a big storm, beat down the
house and drove them out. That
storm never spent itself, but blew af
ter him nil his life.
He took his heart frcm both father
and mother. Her heart lay tranquil
like one of the sweet lakes of Scotland,
his beat like the Atlantic on her west
ern shores. But no heart was ever
more deeper, truer, more enduring
than his. He never loved, and east off
that he might love again. Each love
was a link In the long chain of which
his heart was the immovable staple.-—
He loved mail, animals, everything
that grew if it only grew in Scotland^
That he Was more susceptible, to wo
man than to man, was hot straps:*
the same thing had happened before, be done outside the tomb. Pushing
Burn's own nature carried enough his child's coffin aside, he got in by its
for twenty common men of more force
of feeling he never trickled drop by
drop prudentially he gushed he came
down booming all aboard like one of
his own streams. The daisy was not
half so subject to the touch of the iron
plow-share as he to the touch of that
daisy's moist look. Like the mountains
of his own land, he stood, often capped
with storms, oftener shrouded with
mists, often thundering with the sound
of waters. But there also bii'ds brood
ed atd sung, and bees opened the
roses, and pure lakes lay rock-bound,
looking silently up to God. The stern
and the gentle, the rugged and the
bautiful—a strange fellowship. How
couid this ambitious and generous
heart make his way into life, and
achieve success It was a question,
not how a man could carry up a cup
half full on his way, but how he could
carry a great cup brimful over a rough
and stormy road at night It was not
a question of what was righi and what
duty, but what chance Robert Burns
had with a nature compounded of such
eccentricity and opposite qualities—the
profoundest melancholy with the great
Well did Mr. Beecher say in conclu
Throughout his whole life this love
was eminent. No tender
heart ever cheer the sufferer. The
nation who read Burns in the nursery
would never have tyrants in the Par
liament House. In all his weaknesses,
sorrows, joys and fears, he is universal
in his sympathy. If every man that,
within these twenty-four hours, the
world round, shall speak the name of
Burns with fond admiration, were reg
istered as his subjects, no king on earth
could have such a realm, and it each
one could change the feeling into a
flower, and cast it down before his
memory, a mountain would arise, and
he could sit upon a throne, now at
length, without a thorn."
Extraordinary Suicide in Ne Orleans—
a Man Buries Himsel Alive—li takes
Poison in a Tomb
The New Orleans Cresent of the
2ith gives the following remarkable
story of a suicide:
Sylvester Rupert, 37 years of age,
an Englishman by birth, and by trade
a ship carpenter, lived with his wife
and two children in a house on Perdi
do street. In October last the yellow
feavcr, then prevailing, counted among
its vieiims the youngest child of the
Ruperts—their little girl Lizzie, about
four years old, and the particular pet
of the father. This was a blow from
which the father never recovered.—
Not able to buy a tomb, he had the
child buried in the ground in Green
wood Cemetry.' The grief preyed
heavily upon him. It was his only
thought and, being out of his regular
employment, he found employment in
He bought a burial lot and some
bricks and other material, and with
his hanils, ann1 nil olono in the
Cemetery, built him a brick tomb. lie
had not the means to make the.tomb a
stylish one so in its mouth or entrence
he fitted a wooden frame, and on this
frame he fitted a piece of board, and
secured it with screws in its four corn
ers. On this board, with which he en
closed the vault, (in lieu r»f the usual
brick and morter or marble slab,) he
had carved nicely with his knife the
burial inscription of his child. The
tomb finished, he disinterred the child's
body and placed it there. He fastened
the board with screws, in order that
he might afterwards have no trouble
in removing it when he felt like gazing
upon the decaying remains of his child.
This employment finished, it was
his habit to visit the cemetry, open the
tomb, and look at the Corpse of his pet.
He always carried a screw-driver in
his pocket, with which to remove and
replace the lid of the coffin. Neither
five haggard aspect of the shrinking
little corpse, nor the foul odor of its
decay, could repel him in his morbid
grief His visits were frequent, and
sometimes his wife went with him.—
He frequently complained to her that
he could not get work and this ina
bifity doubtless fostered the despou
dency which was drawing MIA to
death. He frequently spoke of having
no faith in the future, and of death as
a desirable thing.-
On Wednesday he went to the cem
eteiy with two shrubs which he had
purchased, and planted them in front
of the tomb. Ou Thursday, when he
left home, he told his wife that if he
had no better luck in finding Work she
would never sec him again. lie also
said something about having a place in
which to rest.
That evening, or that night—for no
one saw him in his gloomy proceedings,
he visited the cemetery taking with
him his screw-driver, an iron trunk
handle, a small rod of iron, a piece of
wire, some new screws and a'large
vial of laudanum. Unscrewing the
board of the tomb, he threw away the
screws*and filled the screw-holes in the
With his new screws he then'secured
the trunk-handle to the inside of the
hoard- This '''orir, of co?t«-fu, had
side, taking with him his poison and
the other articles with which he had
provided himself. I lis hat he placed
upon the coffin "his coat, which he
had taken off, he wrapped around a
brick for a pillow. He shut himself in
with the board, by lsiaans of the handle
he had screwed to it the board fitting
outside the wooden frame. The iron
bar, which was of (lie proper length,
he placed across the frame inside. The
thickness of the frame would not allow
the bar to pass t'irough thetrunk-handle
on the inside of the board so he se
cured the handle aud the bar by means
of his wire, coiling it through the one
and around the other. He did not
succeed in fitting the board squarely
upon the Irame. One corner of it
caught upon the brickword ouside the
frame this he did not discover, prob
bly, owing to the darkness of the night
and but for this little circumstance his
fate would probably have never been
discovered, or hot at least for many
years. Having thus hid himself away,
as he fancied,.beyond mortal discov
ery, he drained off the contents of his
laudanum bottle, composed himself on
his back, placed the brick and coat
beneath his head, and went to sleep,
and off into the unknown region of the
As he did not return home on Thurs
day night, his wife feared the worst,
remembering well the tendency of his
late conduct and the tenor of his part
ing words. On Friday morning she
rose early and went out to the ceme
tery. She looked all around, and fail
ed to find her husband. She went and
looked at their tomb, and was about
to leave, when she happened to notice
that the boards did not fit snugly into
the frame. as usual. Looking closer,
she discoverexl the mud in the screw
holes and putting her hand on the
board, found it was standing loosely.
She pulled it out a little, and the first
thing she saw was the dead face of her
husband. She tainted away, and laid
in the grass she could not tell how long.
She recovered at last, got up and went
and informed the sexton, Mr. Merritt,
of her discovery. The latter went and
looked at things, and sent word to the
coroner and the inquest was held, as
we have stated, on Saturday.
The coroner's verdict was in accor
dance with the facts so plainly appa
rent—suicide by laudanum.
The difference between the skull of
the domestic hog and the skull of the
wild boar is as great as that between
the European and negro skull. Do
mesticated animals that have subse
quently run wild in the forest, after a
few generations, lose all traces ot their
domestication, and are physically dif
ferent from their tame originals.
It is not natural for a cow, any mr»re
than for any other, female animal, to
give milk when she has no young to
nourish. The permanent production
of milk is a modified animal function
produced by an artificial habit for sev
eral generations. Tn Columbia the
practise of milking cows having been
laid aside, the natural state of the func
tion has been restored The secretion
of milk continues only an occasional
phenomenon. If the calf dies the milk
ceases to flow.
The barking of dogs rs an acquired
hereditary instinct, supposed to have
originated in ah attempt to imitate the
human voice. Wild dogs, and domes
tic breeds that have run wild never
bark, but howl. Cats, which so dis
turb civilized communities by their
midnight caterwaul, in their wild state
iii South America, are quite silent.
The hair of the negro is not wool,
but a curled and twisted hair. The
distinction between hair and wool is
clearly revealed by the microscope.
The dark races have less nervous
sensibility than the white. They are
not subject to nervous disease. They
sleep sound in every disease, nor does
any mental disturbance keep them
awake. They bear surgical opera
tions much better than the white peo
A certain species of fangus has been
known to attain the size of a gourd
in one night and it is calculated that
the cellules, of which it is composed,
must amount to forty-seven thousand
millions. If it grew in twelve hours,
this would give four thousand millions
in each hour.
Animalcules have been discovered
so small that one million vronld not ex
ceed a grain of sand and five hundred
millions would sport in a drop" of wa
ter. Yet each of these must have
blood-vessels, nerves, muscles, circu
lating fluids, &c, like in animals of
A Loso TRAMP.—The Omaha NobrasKian
in making mentionof the arrivalsin thatcity
of gold hunters who are en rcute for Piko's
A German, solitary ami alone, all the
way from St. Paul, Minnesota, on foot, pas
sed through our city on Thursday last,
bound for the gold rtgion. His outfit con
siafed of a rifle, a large butcher' knifo, and
the clothes he wore. On being asked if h.0
expected to reach the gold mines on foot he
replied: 'Taw me hash walked from St,
PUBLISHER AND PHOPRIBTOB.
A Story with a Moral,
Mr. Bones, of the firm of Fowril,
Bones & Co., was one ot those remark
able money making men whose Steady
and uninterrupted success in trade has
been the Wonder and affords material
for the gossip of the town for twelve
years. Beiug of familiar and easy turn
of mind, he was not unfreqnently in
terrogated on the subject, and invaria
bly gave as the secret of his success,
that he minded his own business.
A gentleman met Mr. Bones on the
Assanpink Bridge, He was gazing
intently on the dashing foaming waters
as Jhey fell over the dam. He was
evidently in a brown study. Our
friend ventured to disturb his cogita
Mr. Bones, tell me how to make a
Mr. Bones continued looking intent*
ly at the water. At last, looking at the
gentleman, he ventured a reply.
"Do you see that dam, my friend?"
Certainly I do."
"Well, here you may learn the secret
of making money. The water would
waist awav and be of no practical use
to anybody but for the dam. That
dam turns it to good account, makes it
perform some useful purpose, and then
suffers it to pass along. That large
paper mill is kept in constant motion
by this simple economy. Many mouths
are fed in the manufacture of paper,
and intelligence is scattered broadcast
over the land on the sheets that are
daily turned out nnd in the different
processes through which it passes mon
ey is made. So it is in the living of
hundreds of people. They get enough
of money. It passes through their
hands every day, and at the year's end
they are no better off. What is the
reason? They want a dam* Their .ex
penditures are increasing, and no prac
tical good is attained. They want
them damned up, so that nothing will
pass through their hands without bring
ing something back—wiCho»t accom
plishing some useful purpose. Dam
up your expenses and you will soon
have enough occasionally to spare a
little, just like that dam. Look at and
ponder over it my friend."
Weddings in Winter.
The statistics of marriage in Cincinna
ti, for the past year, present one or two
curious points worth remarking. Dur
ing that time more than two thousand
persons were married the number for
each month being as follows:
The Philadelphia Bulletin in at
tempting to account for the difference
shown in the prevalence of the matri
monial fever in different se»«».»«•
luitrfcs as follows
That the fewest marriages occur
during February, may be accounted
tor on the principle that during that
month ladies talk least. March and
May are proverbially popular, and fool*
ishly regarded as unlucky" for wed
lings, and we consequently find the
fewest instances of couples beiug
turned off in them. Male nu, bent qui
Maio mense nubent' They marry ill
who marry in May," said] a s31y ©M
adagoj in vogue even among the Kb*
mans. We should expect tnat, follow
ing the general law manifested in na
ture, there would be the most wed
dings in Spring, but it is in February
that they begin to fall off, and do not
recover until October? a fact sugges
tive of the Canada1 editor who regard
ed two tons of coals and a wife''' as
indispensable for getting through a
winter eonifortably. Beginning how ft
keeping wJlh the year, and our Anieri
-can business habit of dating all part
nerships from the first of the year, may
possibly account for the fact that nup
tial arrangements generally increase in
number until the holliday season, and
then abruptly diminish. We have not
tables of statistics of other cities at
hand to refer to, s&that we cannot de
cide whether the Cincinnati figures
hold good here. Possibly people de
fer marrying out there till the pig kill
ing begins, for the sake of the spare
A NUT FOR THE TARIFF MKN- ro
CRACK.—The duties that will tie paid
into our Custom House duringthe pre
sent week will amount to nearly, if not
quite, two millions of dollars, and those
of the next week will not vary far from
the same. This revenue is from-qoods
already arrived' or known to. be on
their way. It is stated by many- of
our most intelligent jobbers, rhut/thu
orders which have been sent out for
goods exceed anything that the rev
enue during the present month' of Feb
ruary must exceed that of any previ-
with people,- and the spring trade is
opening with a spirit that encourages
everyone. The only complaint among
importers is that our public .storage
and Custom House facilities for the
dispatch of goods are quite "unequal
to the requirements of trade and -call
forfurthrr increase.—A? Y/Tfefald.