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OREGON, MISSOURI, FRIDAY, DECEMBER 20, 1807.
ATTORNEY AT LAW
Xtoal Estate A. (font.
Ornoi one door West City Hotel, up stairs.
ZOOK k. SCOTT,
Bankors and Dealors in Exohango,
Do a genernl banking business. Deposits
received. Collections made.
IRA. O. BTJZIOK,
ATTORNEY AND COUNSELLOR AT LAW,
Dv. O. M. EDSON,
North Publlo Square,
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FOREST OITY, MO.
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TTAVINO purchased tlio interest of
XI Mr. Oust Rueoksr, will eoatiuue business
at the old taud.
JAMES II. NIBS.
DEALER IN STOVES,
AND MANUrACTURKn OF
TIM, COPPER, AND SHEUT IRON WARE,
Northoast corner of l'ubllo square,
t.OId Coppor, Brass, nnd Pewter taken in
exobango for Tinware.
vr. T. siOF.Liirr. t. 11. wiiazley.
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ST. JOSEPH, MISSOURI.
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ly with Pratt & Tox,
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j ALSO j
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OtlE'nOX, HOLT COUSTY. JIU.
OFFICE "Sentinel Building," opposlto the
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A SOFT PLACE.
I woB down to soo tho widow Fergu
son yesterday, and bIio gavo mo dinner.
I went down oarlv in tho morninc? : wo
talked und laughed, and chatted, and
run on, sho going out and in occasion
ally, until dinner was roady, when sho
helped mo graciously to pigeon pio.
Now I thought that vory favornblo. I
took it as a symptom of personal appro
bation, because ovcrybody knows I lovo
pigoon pio, and I flattored myself sho
hud cooked it on purposo for mo. So
I grow particularly cheorfnl, and
thought sho was too. So oftor dinner,
wbilo sitting closo bositlc her, I fancied
wo both felt rather comfortablo like
I know I did. I felt that I had fallen
ovor head and cars in lovo with her, and
I imagined, from tho wny sho looked,
sho had fallen in love with me. She ap
peared like sho thought it was coming,
that I was going to court her. Present
ly, I couldn't help it, I laid my hand
softly on her beautiful bosom, and I
remarked when I had placed it there, in
my blandest tones, for I tried to throw
my wholo soul into the expression, re
marked then with my oyos pouring love,
truth und fidelity, right into hers :
"Widow, this is tho nicest, softest
place I ever had my hand on in all my
Looking benevolently at mo, and at
the samo time Hushing up r. little, she
said, in melting and winning tones
"Doctor, give mo your hand, and I'll
put it in a much softer place."
In a moment of rapture, I consented,
and taking my hand, sho gently, very
gently laid it on my head, and burst
into a laugh that's ringing in my ears
"Now I havn't told this to a living
soul but you, and you musn't ; but I
couldn't hold it any longer, bo I tell you
but mind, it must not go any iur
A very worthy fisherman by tho namo
of Grizzle, was drowned boiiio timo
since, and all search for his body prov
od unavailing. After it had been in
tho water oomo months, howover, it was
discovered floating on tho surface, nnd
taken to the shoro, whereupon Mr.
Smith was despatched to convoy the in
telliaonco to tho much afflicted widow.
"Well, Mrs. Grizzlo, wo have found
Mr. Grizzle's body."
"You don't say so !"
"Yes wo havo tho jury has sot on
it, ana found it full of cols I"
"You don't say Mr. Grizzlo's body is
full of eels v
"Yes, and wo want to know what you
will navo uono witu ltr"
"Why, how many eels do you think
there is in him ?"
"Why, about a bushel."
"Woll, then, I think you had better
send tho eels up to tho houso, and sot
him in again."
The following story is probably fa-
iliar to tlio most or our leaders :
When Dr. Holmes was on his way to
art mouth, N. II., somo years sinco, to
elivor a literary address in placo of
ufus Choato, who from ill health was
nablo tovbo present, somo one oBkod
him if hnj was p,oing to fill Choato's
placo. ,SFitl Choato's plaeo! Fill
Cfoac'slplaco !" oxclaimed tho Doc
to1: "nc-Tjl'm going to rattlo round in
Nit'"' This is claimed by tho New
I Bodford Morcury to bo what Andrew
Johnso is doing in tho place onco oc-
fj m t
0W east girl waB asked, not long
to unto herself in tho silent tio
isk lad, who namod May in his
'sal. Tho lady tonderly hintod
May was an unlucky month for
roarrving. "Woll, maKo it Juno, then,"
honcsify roplied tho swain, anxious to
pcnlto. Tho damsel paused a
cost down hero oyes, and said,
lush, "Wouldn't April do as
ft YOUNOylady wont out with a rather
timid bcaiJi sleighing, ono evening,
complacontly romnrking to him thut bIio
seldom wont sleighing but sho got chaps
upon her lips. Tim young man took
tho hit, and chappo'd. ,
ARTIOI.KS Itl'ON LITF.UAUT, SCIENTlt'lO, Pdt.ITI
OA I., AND OTIlr.ll TOI'ICS (IT (lENr.UAL INTEItKST,
A!U: HOLI01TI-.D roll Till. DEPAllTMIiXT,
In Which many People Mny Sec
"Albert, I wish you would lot mo
havo soventy-fivo cents,"
Kato Landman spoko very carefully,
for sho know that her husband had not
much monoy to sparo ; vet sho spoko
earnestly, and thero was a world of en
treaty in her look.
"What do you wantBcvcnty-fivo cents
for?" asked Albert.
"I want to got somo braid for my
"I thought you had tho matoriols all
on hand for that."
"So I thought I had; hut Mrs. Smith
and Mrs. Thompson both have a trim
ming of braid upon theirs, and it looks
vory pretty. It is very fashionable,
and it certainly adds much to tho looks
of tho dress."
"Plnguo take theso women's fashions!
Your ondless trimmings and thing-a-ma-gigs
cost moro than tho drcs3 is
worth. It's nothing but shell out mon
ey, when once n woman thinks of a now
"Suroly, I don't have many new
dresses. I do cortainly try to bo as
economical as I can."
"It's a funny kind of economy, at nil
events. But if you must havo it, I sup
pose you must."
And Albert Landman took out his
wallet, and counted out the soventy-fivo
cents ; but he gavo it gru lgingly, and
when ho put the wallet back into his
pocket ho did it with an emphasis which
seemed to sny that ho wouldn't tako it
out again for a week.
When Albei t reached tho outer door
on his way to work, ho found tho weath
er was so threatening that ho concluded
to go back nnd get his umbraella ; upon
vo-cntoring the sitting room ho found his
wifo in tears. Sho tried to hido tho fact
that sho had been weeping, but ho caught
hr in tho act, ami asked what it meant
"Good gracious !" cried tho husband,
"I should like to know it you are cry
ing at what l saiu auout tho dress."
"I wasn't crying at what you Baid,
Albei t," replied Kato, tremulously :
but you were so reluctant to grant mo
the favor. I was thinking how hard 1
havo to work ; I am tied to tho houso ;
how many littlo thing3 1 havo to por
nlex mo and then to think "
"Pshaw ! What do you want to boso
And away started Albert Landman a
second timo, but ho was not to cscapo
so easily. In tho hall ho was mot by
his dauguior uizzie, a ungm-oyeu, rosy
checked girl of ton years..
"0 papa, givo mo fiftoon cents !"
"0, 1 want fifteen conts. Do ploaso
givo it to mo."
"What in tho world do you want with
it? Aro thoy changing school books
"No ; I wont to buy a hoop. Ellon
Smith has got ono, and so has Mary
Ruck and Sarah Allen. Mr. Giant has
got some really
Can't I havo ono ?'
pretty ones to Bell.
"Nonscnso ! If you want n hoop co
and got ono off of fiomo old barrel. 1
can't afford to bo buying hoops for you
to trundlo about tho streets."
"No, I tell you."
Tho bright bluo oyes wero filled with
tears, and tho child's sobbing broke up
on his oar. Albert Landman hurried
from tho houso with somo very impa
tient words upon his lips.
This was in tho morning. At noon,
whon ho came homo to his dinnor, thoro
was a cloud ovor tho household. His
wifo was sober, and oven littlo Lizzio,
usually bo gay and blithesome, was sad
But theso thiiids could not last long
in that household, for tho husband and
wifo rcallv loved each other dovotodly,
and wero at hoart kind and forboariug.
Whon Albert como to his supper Kato
greeted hira with a kiss, and in a mo
mont tho sunshino camo back ; nnd had
tho lesson ended thero tho husband
might havo fancied that ho had dono
nothing wrong, and that tho cloud had
been nothing but tho oxhalation of a
domcstio formont for which no ono was
particularly responsible, though ho
might havo banished tho conviction that
woman's fashions wero a nuisance nnd
a humbug, as woll as a frightful draft
upon husbands' pockets.
After toa Albert urn a iow cuorcs
around tho houso, and then ho lighted a
cigar and walked out. Ho had gono
but a short distauco when ho mot Lizzio.
In her right hand sho drnggod on old
hoop, which sho had taken from a di
lapidated flour barrel, whilo with her
lett sho was rubbing hor red swollen
oyes. She was in deep grief, nnd was
sobbing painfully. Ho stopped his child
and asked what was tho matter.
Sho answered, ns well ns her sobs
would lot her, thit tho other girls had
laughed at hor, and mado fun of her old
hoop. They had nice, pretty hoops,
whilo hers was ugly and hotne)y
"Never mind," said Albert, patting
tho littlo ono upon tho head (tor 'ho
child's grief touched him) "perhaps
wo'll havo n now hoop somo timo.''
"Mayn't I havo ono now? Mr. Grant
has got ono loft U such a pretty ono r
Tho sobbing had ceased, as tho child
caught her father's hand caj'crly.
"Not now, Lizzie not now. I'll
think of it."
Sobbing again, tho child moved on
towards home, dragging tho old hoop
At ono of tho stores Albert Laud
man met somo of his friends.
"Hallo, Albert! What's up?"
"Nothing in particular."
"What do you say to a gamo of bil
"Good ! I'm in for that."
And away went Albert to tho billiard
hall, whero ho had a glorious timo with
his friends. Ho likod billiunls : It was
a healthy, pretty gamo, und tho keep
er of tho hall allowed no rough-scuffs
upon his promises.
They had played four games. Al
bert had won two, and bio opponent
had won two.
"That's two and two," cried Tom
Piper. "What do you soy to plaving
them off, Albert ?"
"All right; go in," said Albert, full
So thev plnvcd the fifth cr.mc, nnd
ho who lost was to pay for tho five
games. It was an exciting contest. Both
mado capital runs, but in tho end Al
bert was beaten by thrco points : and
with a light laugh ho went up to settlo
the bill. Fivo gomes twenty cents n
game : just one dollar. Not much for
such sport ; and ho paid out the money
with graco, and never onco seeming to
feel that ho could not aflord it.
"Havo a cigar?" said Tom.
Thoy lighted their cigars, and then
sauntered down tho hall to watch others
Albert soon found himself seated
over against a tablo at which somo of
his friends wero playing, and close by
stood two" gentlemen, strangors to him,
ono of whom was explaining to tho oth
er tho mysteries of tho game.
"It is a healthy pastirao," said ho
who had boon malting tho explanation ;
"and certainly it is ono which can havo
no evil tonuency.
Albert heard tho remarks very plain
ly, and ho had n curiosity to hear what
tho other, who seemed unacquainted with
billiards, would say.
"1 cannot, of oouno, assert that any
gamo which calls lor skill ondjudg
mont, and which is frco from tho attcn
dant curse of gaming, is of. itsolf nn
ovil," remarked tho second gentleman.
"Such things nro only evil so far as
thoy excilo and stimulato roen beyond
tho bounds of healthiul recreation."
"That result, can hardly follow such
a gamo, said tho hrst spoakor.
uui mo oinor shook ms ucau.
"You aro wrong thoro. Tho result
can follow in two ways. First it can
lead men away from their business; and,
second it can load mon to spend monoy
who havo not that monoy to spend, xou
will understand mo. I would not cry
down tho gamo of billiards, for if I un
derstood it I should certainly try you a
gamo now ; but whonovcrl visit a placo
of this kind I nm led to reflect upon a
most strango and prominont weakness of
humanity as dovolopod in our sox. For
instanco observe that young man who is
just sottling his bill at tho desk. Ho
looks liko a mechanic, andisnoumsay,
from his raannor, and from tho fact
that ho feels it his duty to go homo at
this hour, that ho has a wifo and child
ren. 1 seo by his faco that uo is Kind
hearted and generous, nnd I should
judgo that ho moans to do about as noar
right as ho onn. Uo has boon beaten,
and ho pays ono dollar and iorty conts
for tho recreation of somo two hours'
duration. If you will observo, you will
seo that ho pays it freely, and pockets
tho loss with a smilo. liappy roculty 1
But how do vou sunnoso it is in that
young man's homo ? Supposo his wifo 1
had como to him this morning, and ask
ed him for a dollar to spond for somo
trifling thing somo household orna
raont, or, somo bit of jowelry to adorn
her person and supposo his little child
had asked for forty cents to buy a pa
per and picturo books with, what do you
think ho would havo answered 1 Of fif
ty men just liko him, would not forty
and fivo havo declarod that ho had not
money to sparo for nny such purposo ?
And, moreover, thoy would havo said
so, feeling that they wero tolling tho
truth. Am I not right?"
"Upon my soul," responded 'ho man
who understood billiards, "you spouk
to tho point. I know that young man
who has ju)t paid his bill, and you havo
not misjudged hira in a single particle.
And, what is more, I happen to havo a
fact at hand to lllustrato your charge.
Wo havo a club for an excellent literary
paper in our villago, and last year ho
was ono of our subscribers. This year
ho felt obliged to discontinue it. His
wifo was very anxious to tako it, for it
had becomo ft genial companion in lois
uro moments ; but ho could not afford
it. Tho club rato was ono dollar and
fifty cents a year."
"Ayo, and so it goes," said tho oth
er gentleman. "Well, that man's wifo
may bo wishing nt this very moment
that sho had her paper to road, whilo ho
is paying almost its full prico for a
year for what ? And yet how smiling
ly ho does it. Ah ! thoso poor, sympa
thizing wives ! How many clouds often
darken upon them from tbo brows of
thoir husbands when thoy nsk for trifl
ing sums of monoy, and how grudging
ly tho tnito is handed over when it is
given ! What perfect Hoods of joy might
that dollar and forty conts havo poured
upon tho children of the unsuccessful
billiord player. Ah! it is well for such
wives and children that thoy do not
know whero the monoy all goes."
They had finished at tho noarcst ta
blo. Tho two gentlemen movod on, and
Albert Landman nroso from his scat,
and left tho hall. Never before had ho
such thoughts as now possessed him ;
ho had never dwelt upon tho samo group
ing idcaB. That very morninc his own
into, faithful, loving wifo had been sad
and hoart-sick bocauso ho had harshly
and unkindly met hor request for a small
sum of monoy. And his sweet Lizzio
had crept away to her home almost broken-hearted
for tho want of asinglo toy,
such as hor mntcs possessed. And yet
tho sum of both their wants nmounted
to not as much as ho had paid away
that evening for billiard playing.
Albert Landman wanted to bo an
honest husband and father, nnd tholes
con was not lost on him. On his way
homo ho stopped at Mr. Grant's nnd
purchased tho best and prettiest hoop "
to bo fonnd, with a driving stick paint
od red, white, and Lino, nnrl in thn
morning when ho beheld his child's do
light, and had rocoived hor grateful,
happy kiss, tho question'" camo to his
mind : Which was tho best and happiest
result, this or tho fivo games of bil
liards ? Tho hoop had cost thirty conts.
Ho could play two games of billiards
less, and bo tho nbsoluto gainer of ten
cents by tho pleasant oporotion.
A few mornings nftor this ns Albert
arose from tho breakfast tablo, ho de
tected an uneasy, wistful look upon his
"Kate, what is it?"
"Albert, could you sparo mo half a
dollar this morning?"
"Certainly, my lovo. Anything in
reason to mako you happy."
And out camo tho wallet, and the
money was handed over with a warm,
What? Tears at that! Was it possi
blo that eho had boon bo littlo used to
such scones on his part that so simple
an act of loving kindness thus offoctod
How many gamos of billiards would
bo roquircd to givo such satisfaction as
Albort Landman carriod with him that
morning to tho shop 1
A very simplo lesson, is it not ? But
how many may gain lasting profit by
giving heed to tho lesson.
A young Englishman of wealth and
culture recently foil in lovo with a squaw
in Omaha and morriod hor. Tho day
following sho got drunk and turned
somroorsaults in tho stroets. Johannes
Taurus is nt a loss what to do under tho
The oditor of a paper in Indiana
wants to know if Western whisky.was
ovor soen "coming through tho rye."