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OREGON, MISSOURI, FRIDAY, DECEMBER 13, 1867.
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" HOBACE COOPER,
JIT 'TOR A & Y AT LA W
Y l . AXD
Rcxil Etn.to Ajarcnt.
. Omoi one doof West City Hotel, up stairs,
ZOOK Ml SCOTT.
Bankers and Dealers in Exohange,
r Do a general bunking business,
.teeelred.' . Collections mode,
IRA O. BUZICK,
ATTORNEY AND COUNSELLOR AT LAW,
Dr. Gr. M. EDS ON,
North Tubllo Square,
pOR THE BEST AND
PALL AT DEMUTH ' S
FOREST CITY; MO.
STA full supply always on hand.
LAGER BEER BREWER,
FOREST CITY - - - MISSOURI,
TTAVING purchased tlio intersst of
.IL nr. uimta runitsr, win eoaunue rjuaincs
t tbo old tand.
.TAMES II. NIBS.
DEALER IN STOVES,
axd MANurACTunsn or
TIN, COPPER, AND SHEET IRON WARE,
Northeast corner of Publlo square,
&Qld Copper, Brass, nnd Pewter taken la
exchange for Tinware.
W. D. BICEMirr. T. II. WKAKLET.
w. r. sioeiajee & oo
Foreign nnd Domestic Liquors,
No. 10, Second Street,
ST. JOSEPH, MISSOURI.
PAIELEIGH& S 13 A RGB ANT,
NO. 6 FOURTH ST.,
ST. JOSEPH, MISSOURI.
Importers and Jobbers of
Cutlery, Slioll, and Heavy
AGRICULTURAL TOOLS, &c.
a. iiiar.Biau, jab. w. sibcant,
Late T. Fatrlalgh & Ce. Late with Sheldon
&Co., K. T. Recent
ly with Pratt A Tox,
48- ly 'St. Loils.
OOLWORTH & COLT,
And Dealers In
B O 0 KtS, STAT 10 NER Y,
Fapvr Kanginga, and Printer's Stock,
No. 12 Second street,
ST. JOSEPH, 'MO.
jQTCiuh pild for Rigs.
: . Karl F.'Horst, :
: l HOUSE, SIGN, AND ORNAMENTAL :
. ! 1 Painter, j
Paper 'Hanger, and Qraloeref Wood.
' Buggy Painting and trimming :
neatly executed. I
' : ALSO . I
House Carpenter, Cabinet:
'-j. Maker, j
" j ' and Carver of Wood,
i Window Bhatters manufactured, Fur-1
'' ' ulture repaired.
j 36-iy FOREST 0ITYJ MO.
PENS! PENS! PE'NSti
Cheap I Cheaper I Oheapestl
EMPIRE j GOLDEN, AND
These celebrated Pens arc of Genuine Ameri
can, manufacture, comprising the principal va
rletiae In the Market, equal in finish, elasticity
and fineness of point to, the best imported Pens.
Satisfaction gajtrantsed. Samples furnished
on application FlnJE. Prioe per gross, post
paid, assorted,' tl, 00. A liberal discount to the
trade. BeTeral new styles just out. Send for
Price List AddrMis. l j
N. Y. rTVNUFACTURING CO.,
U 8T Park Row,. X.
fVATCHES, CLOCKS, AJVD
Ijwlll sell at cost nil my new and socond Aand
uiocks, rvatcAes, ana Jetrolry. Ucpairlng done
ai iow prices. WAi. tonun.
J. MURPHY, Ac CO.,
Tl BADY MADE CLOTIIINO, and goods of tho
xu A.aiosi aiyies, always on band. Suits
made on short notice, and bost stvle. Call nnd
see the Largest, Best, and mostComplote Stock
of Gentlemen's Furnishing Goods, otcr offored
in mis city. 3,.ly
II. Gr. aOHUIliXE,
A T IIIS OLD STAND is constantly
il receiving fresh
Groceries of All Kinds.
lie has added to his stock an assortment of
GLASS, SASH, AND PUTTY.
FLOUR, of Mio best brands, and CORN
MEAL always on hands. Call and oxamlne
goods and oompare prlocs.
BOOTS AND SHOES.
Eastern and Custom Made Work, at
CASTLE AND LEHMElVS
Drugs and Books,
Mam street, worm nitio or rutiuo Houare,
BOARD MAN( GRAY S? CO.
The sibseribor, late a member of this well known
firm bas'estaulisbed a
783 Broadway; Now York City,
Where he will be pleased to rccslvo the orders
of his friends and the public, and especially to
bear from those who kayo so liberally bestowed
their patronage on the firm heretofore. Ho will
supply these superior instruments to tho trade
WIOtESALK AND SITAH,
At tlie vdry'Ijovost l?x'loo,
Made with the Insulated Iron Rim and Framo
feast in one solid plate.) They excell all oth
ers in durability, superiority of tone and clo-
ganco of external npperance.
" mimcse i-ianos naro ovorsirung ocaies, giv
ing in connection with tho patent iron rim aud
frame, Full Itouai, Powerful, and Sweit Mtllow
Tonet. Tho Casos are elegant in appearance,
and easily, and safely handled.
Warranted t prove satisfactory, oifLiKbh, E
Address all orders to
' 783' Broadway, K. Y.
The subscriber is fully prepared to furnish
Sheet Muslcj String, Musical Instruments, and
Muslo Books of all kinds at the lowest trade
rates, from the largest collections In this coun
try. Orderi punctually and faithfully attended to.
Address all orders to
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SIBERIA OTT, 783 Broadway, I. Y.
fait iL'om.tii n.tinrl
SUITED AND rUni.lMIKI) BT
OH AS. W. BOWMAN.
OUkaOK, HOLT COUNTY. MO.
OFFICE "Sintinil HwiLBiNa," opposite the
Furniture storo of Walters & Berrcs.
One copy per year, $ 2 00
a drowsy preacher like tho
a wnoel r llooauso tbo fel
lows around him aro tired.
The Now York evening Gozetto says
Bonner, oE tho Ledger, pays somo of
ms verso-maKcrs Dy tho year, not by
mo yoru, as is goneraiiy beliovcu.
A poet intended to say : "Soo tho
palo martyr in tho shoot of firo," in
stoad of which tho printer mndo him
eay : "Seo tho pale martyr with his
shirt on firo !"
A DUTCHMAN with a bad wife told his
master that "she vas tronk all, to toy
Saturday night, and all to-night Sun
day morning, and I vas so vild that I
kick her stairs right down hor."
"Ipant for clory ! IJpant for fomo !"
said a mendicant to n Lord, in hicli
lifo. "Well," said tho Lord, eyeing
his garments in a suspicious manner,
"if you havo got a pair of pants you
had hotter put them on."
Poor Girl. A cirl in Ohio, occd
seventy years, has sued u "feller," aged
seventy-fivo yours, for a breach of
promis. olio showed lottcrsin which
he Bays tho happiest moment of his lifo
would be when ho could fold her to his
botnmo. Sho thinks ho has damaged
her heart to tho amount of ton thousand
At a school examination a younc
tyro in declamation, who hnd boon told
by tho teacher that ho must gcsticuluto
according to tho sense, in commencing
a piece with "Tho comet lifts its Cory
tale," lifted tho tail of his coat to a
horizontal position, causing roars of
Herb is an interesting scrap from the
prayer ot a man who was in the habit o
filling tho breaks in his prayer with tho
syllable "er :"
"O Lord, woproy for our poor broth
er, who lived for many year on tne
Lord's sidc-cr, and lias ono foot in tho
grave-er and tho othor all but-er."
"What do you call this ?" said Mr.
Jones famith, gently tapping his break
fast-plato with his fork. "Call it!"
said the landlady, "what do you call
it?" "Well, really," Baid Smith re
uceiivoiy, uon c Know, xnere is
hardly hair enough in it for mortar, but
there is entirely too much if it is in
tonded for hash."
High Art. An artist has painted i
dog so naturally that tho animal had
tbo hydrophobia during tho hot weather.
TT-,. . ...
u9-s too Bamo man tuac painted a copy
of a beer-bottlo with such skill that the
cork flew out just as he was fimshinir it.
And after ho was married, ho painted a
(Jiutuiu ul uio uiot uuuy hu jiisiiko mat
it cried, and his wifo spanked it before
sho discovered her mistake.
"Is your horso contle, Mr. Dadster ?"
"Perfectly gontlo, sir : the only fault
bo has got (if fault it may be called) is
ots now and then." "iiy oxtondinc
hinder hoofs you don't moan kick-
g, 1 hope." "Home pooplo call it
king, Mr. Green : but it's only a
slight reaction of tho muscles a dis-
than a vice'
toning to him at All-Souls'
ry Ward iieochor shook
inands with Robert Collyer and said:
Hlf you preach in that way the deacons
of Plymfuh church will not bositato to
let youMto their pulpit." Collyer re-
"If thoy havo stood you, Mr.
, i wow vvii vcuio, bticjr nuuiu
tanu mo by this timo."
DY, a fair-hairod youngster of
mmors, tho othor day, after be-
omo timo lost in thought, broke
canoGod do anything?"
'Jn mnlfo n two-vnnr-nlrl nnlt in
llA M Allll MAS n It Am Ha Vt 4-
"But if f did wish to, could ho?"
"Yes, oortainly, if ho wished to."
"What! in two minutos?"
"Yes, in two minutes."
'.'Wo thon, ho wouldn't bo two
yoara old, would ho ?"
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Articles won literary, soiKSTino, rot.m
OAL, AND OTIlr.ll TOPICS Ot OENKRAL INTKRKST,
AuR SOLICITED fOR THIS Ilt'.I'ARTMRNT.
BY FRANK "BREl" HART.
After Charlotte nrontc.
Tho wind howled dismally without.
and tho rain beat furiously against tho
windows. I crept toward him and seat
ed myself on a low stool besido his
Presently ho turned, without seeing
mo, anu piacou ms root absently in my
lap. I affected not to notico it. But
he startod and looked down.
"You horo yet, Carrothcad? Ah, I
torgot. ,uo you spoaic Jbroncu ("
"Sairca-vous ."' ho said sharply,
with singular purity of accent. I com
plied. Tho wind moaned foarfully in tho
cnimnoy anu tno light burned dim. I
shuddered in epito of myself.
"AU, you tromble, girl ! '
"It is a fearful night !"
"Fearful! Call you this fearful?
Ha! ha! ha! Look, you wretched lit
tlo atom, look !" and ho dashod for
ward, and, leaping out of tho window.
stood like a statuo in tho pelting storm
with toiucd arms. ilo did not stay
long, but in a few minutes returned by
tho way of tho hall chimnoy. I saw
from tho way that ho wined his feet on
my drc3s that ho had again forgotten
"lou aro a governess. What can
you teach (" no asked, sudtlonly and
hercoly thrusting his faco m mine.
"Manners !" I replied calmly.
"Ha! teach mc!'
"You mistake yourself," I said, ad
justing my mittens. "Your manners
require not tho artificial restraint of so
ciety, xou aro radically polito ; this
impetuosity nnd ferociousness is simply
tho sincerity which is tho basis of a
proper deportment. Your instincts arc
moral : your better naturo, I seo is re
ligious. As bt. l'aul justly remarks
seo chapter 0, 8, 9, and 10 "
Ho Beizcd a heavy candlestick, and
threw it at me. J. dodged it submis
sively, but firmlv.
"Excuso mo," ho remarked, as his
under jaw slowly relaxed. "Excuso
mo, Miss Mix ; but I can't stand St
Paul ! Enough you oro engaged."
After Charles Lever.
In an instant I was engaged with an
entiro squadron ot cavalry, who ondeav
ored to surround mo. Cutting my way
through them, I advanced boldly upon
a battery, aud sabred tho gunners before
thoy could bring their piccc3 to bear.
Boforo I was well awaro of tho locality,
1 was hailed by a sharp voico in h ronch
"Come hero, sir !"
I obeyed, and advancod to tho side
of a littlo man in a cocked hat.
"Has Grouchy coma ?"
"Not yet, sire," I replied, for it was
"Ha !" ho said suddenly, bending his
piercing eyes on my uniform "a pris
"No, sire," I said proudly.
I placed my hand upon my sword,
but a gesturo from tho Emperor mado
"You aro a bravo man," ho said.
I took my snuff-box from my pockot
and, taking a pinch, ropliod by handing
it, with a bow, to tho Emperor.
ills quick evo caught tho cipher on
"What ! a D'Euvillo ? Ha ! this ac
counts for tho purity of your accent.
Any relation to Roderio D'Euvillo ?"
"My father, sire."
"Ho was my schoolfollow at tho Ec-
olo polyteohniquo. Emhraco mo !" and
tho Emporor foil upon my neck in tho
presenco of his ontire staff. Then, ro-
coyoring himself, ho gontly placed in
my hand his own magnificent snuff-box
in oxchango for mino, and, hanging up
on my breast tho cross of tho Logion
of Honor, which ho took from his own,
he bado ono of his Marshals conduct
mo back to my rogimont.
1 was so intoxicatod with the honor
of which I had been tho recipient, that
on roaching our lines I uttered a shout
of iov and put spurs to my horso. Tho
intelligent animal scorned to sympathize
with my feelings, and fairly flow over
tho ground. On a rising ommonco a
fow yards boforo mo stood a gray-haired
officer, surrounded by bis staff. I don't
know what posscssod mb, but putting
spurs to my horso, I rodo at him bold
ly, and with ono bound olearod him'
horse and all. A shout of indignation
aroso from tho assembled stall. 1 wheel
ed suddenly, with the intention of apolo
gizing, but my maro misunderstood mo,
and again dashing forward, onco rooro
vaulted over tho head of tho cflicer, this
timo unfortunotely uncovering him by a
vicious kick of her hoof. "Seizohim!"
roared tho cntiro army. I was soized
As tho soldiers lod mo away, I asked
tho namo of tho nray-haircd oflicor.
"That , why that's tho Duko of
All of us havo ideas nioro or less cor
roct in regard to tho law which regulates
our use ot tho highways : and, at any
rate, good senso and good naturo oro
usually very safo guides. A few words
on tho subj'oct, howovcr, may not bo
It is commonly said that every ono
has a right to half tho road. This is
practically truo, and conies about in
this wiso : You nnd I meet upon tho
road. Our legal rights aro exactly equal,
and both havo a right to go our several
ways without obstruction ; so, popular
ly, wo say I owo half nnd you half. Tho
law steps in to f.icuiato matters, and
.lirccts each to turn towards his right
hand. Tho road should bo worked wido
enough for two teams abreast, thon each
man lias a clear titlo to a passago on his
right hand side of tho way, and no one
has a right to obstiuct another whilo on
his own proper track. This is truo what
ever tho load or team ; for if one man
can drivo such a team that another can
pass but with difficulty if at all, then
thoir rights aro no longor equal. This
point becomes very important in winter,
tor it is no joko to turn vour horse and
all into tho deep snow while j'our neigh
bor 003 smoothly along in tbo beaten
path. No ono has a right so to load
Ii 13 team as not to bo ablo to give up
halt tho track to whoever demands it
A footman may choose tho path which
pleases him on any portion of his right
hand half tho way, and tbo team must
yield it to him. This is clearly so in
winter, and no man is obliged to step
into tho snow for ono or two horses
This is tho law, and tho courts award
Now for tho manners of the road
which in somo instances vary from tho
Tho first requirement of road man
ncrs is good naturo nnd an accommo
dating spirit. Do to others as you woub
havo them do to you. Always bo wil
ling to yield moro than half thospaco
then you will bo pretty suro to bo equal
ly woll treated. They who exact inches
will havo inches exacted of them. If
your neighbor has ahoavy load, consult
his convonicnco as tar as possiblo; you
may somo timo bo loaded. It has bo
como a practical rulo of courtesy to
turn out for wood and logs, aud for oth
or heavy toaras m winter : tor, tnoy
say, "wo often ennnot turn out, and
novor safely ; so, if you wont wood,
occommodato us," which wo oro very
willing to do. But remember it was a
favor, not your right, aud you havo
reciprocal duty to perform, ono which I
am sorry to observo is not always borno
in mind. When you havo unloaded and
are roturning empty, just recollect that
you had tho wholo road in tho morning
and it is no moro than tair that you
should bo particularly obliging to those
whom you meet now, and give them
their full sharo of tho path.
Ono word in rolotion to toaras going
tho samo way, in which casomany soora
to think thcro is neither law nor man
nors. When a team oomcs up behind
you, which desires to procood foster than
you do, that team has a right to reason
aoio space anu opportunity to pana in in
fact to half tho road for that purpose
and vour obstructing him in his lawful
desiro is both bad law and bad manners.
If your load is heavy, do tho best you
can. In most coses tho very loast that
can bo asked is that you should stop.
This is particularly so in winter, whon
it is a hoavy tax on any team to forco
it into a trot in doop snow mado noces
sory by your continuing at a walk. My
remark abovo in rotation to, tho
emptiod wood sled applies hero, and, if
ono wishes to pass you, romcrabor that
whilo loaded you had tho wholo road.
Ono remark moro, to and for tho la
dies. First, to them. If out walking,
keep the path novcr stop into tho snow
or mud for any ordinary team. If you
meoc tho toam, stop into your right hand
track or side of tbo road, and all goos
on oaeilv. If tho toam comes up behind,
stop into your loft hand traok ; thon, as
sloigha aro built, tho horse goos in tho
othor track, as before. Whereas, if
you continuo in your right hand track,
tho horoo of tho toam must travel wholly
in tho deep snow in order to pass you,
and tho driver will bo apt to scold his
wifo as proxy for tho female sex gener
ally. I have this to say for tho ladies : Al
ways turn out for thorn. They are en
titled to tho right-hand half, and will
you run oyer them becauso, in thoir con
fusion at meeting ono of tho "lords of
creation," thoy happen to toko their
half out of tho wrong Bido?
I closo this somewhat longthy disser
tation with an appropriato aphorism :
"Wheel grcoso is a groat lubricator, but
good manners aro a vastly greater ono."
New England Farmor.
WIMi AM) SIMM,,
A noto in tho Hound Tablo has tho
following just criticisms upon thogram
mor of American literature :
Macauloy, in ono of his critiques,
says that "not ono Londoner in a mil-
ion over misplaces bis tutll nnd shall."
and, ho might havo added, his would
and should. But I am inclined to be-
iovo that in America scarcely one man
in a million ovev fails to misplace them.
Mr. Moon ha3 already referred to this
peculiarity in American writers in ono
of his recent criticisms. Tho truth is,
this vulgarism is getting to bo an intol
erable nuisance Wo meet it every
where. "Wo will havo universal bank
ruptcy within thrco months," exclaims
ono of tho most dashing nnd slashing of
our Jefferson Bricks. "Wo will bo in
ovitably lost, unless," otc, etc., cries a
fashionablo Whitchold. "1 would very
much liko to see," etc., etc., soy half
tho persons you converso with, and nine-
tonths of tho writers who hguro so lum
inously in our daily prints meaning of
course, "l should nice." it is tho same
old j'oko over again ubout the French
man falling into tho water. 'I will bo
Something moro than a year ago "a
nico young man" camo to our town. Ho
taught "Penmanship," ko., and has
boon employed as a "sub" in tbo offices
of tho Circuit and County Clerks' and
for tho Collector. His name was prom
inently beforo tho public as a "Ileal
Estato Agent and Conveyancer." Ilo
bought Bomo land and borrowed tho
monoy to pay for it.
Ho is gone. So is tho fees &c, of
the above named officers, which ho had
collectod. Ho loft with tho impression
that ho would bo back in two or thrco
days, about thrco weeks ago. But ho
has not como yot. What amount caoh
ono lost wo don't know, but wo under
stand ho is into them several hundred
dollars. IIopo it isn't so hopo ho
hasn't run away maybe ho hasn't. His
namo is II. F. Littlo. Unionvillo Re
publican. Discovery op an Iowa Underground
Forest. Tho McGregor News learns
that Captain Applcton, who lives on a
point of land nearly tho highest in Fay
ctto county, cast of Clormont, whilo
sinking a well a few days ago, through
a heavy clay, at tho top ot a hill, at tho
depth of 12 or 15 feet, camo upon tho
top of a forest, tho trees, many of them,
standing upright in tho solid earth.
Tho trees wcro small, about 15 feot in
height, and standing in a position show
ing that tho earth by which thoy wero
submerged bad boon gontly and gradu
ally deposited around them, oleo thoy
could not havo maintained an orcct po
sition. TflE annual rovonuo of tho United
States Government, from taxes of all
kinds, in round numbers, is 450,000,
000. Tho sum noedod to pay tho or
dinary cxponses of tho Government, in
cluding tho interest on tho public debt,
is 276,000,000 a year. Tho last Con
gress took tho tax off many articles, but
thero is yot a largo margin for an ad
ditional reduction of taxation.
"Why don't you trado with me?"
said a closo fisted tradosraan to a
friond, tho other day. Tho reply was
characteristic : "You havo never asked
me, sir. I havo lookod all through tho
papers for an invitation in the shapo of
an advertisement, and found none. I
novor go whoro I am not invited."
An editor wroto an ortiolo on tho fair
sox, in tno oourso or wuicn no said:
'Girls of sevontoon or oighteen aro
fond of boaux." Whon the papor was
Bsuod ho wob rather shocked to discov-
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or that an untortunate typograpnicat
error had mado him say, "Girls of.Boy
on or eighteen aro fond of boons."