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I WOULD RATHER BE RIGHT THAN PRESIDENT. Hkkby Clay."
EBENSBURG, PA., THURSDAY, MARCH 21, 1867.
YtUVM KITTELL, Attorney at
hTyjrELON, - Attorney at Law,
Woffice opposite trie Bank. ' ;- jan24
;0KGE M IEAD.E, . Attorney at
Law. Ebensbure. Pa.
U Office in Colonnade Row. . - .jan24
Watching lor Pa.
p. TIEfiNEY, Attorney at Law,
TTipnsburc' Cambria county." Pa.
Ucfice in Colonnade Row.' jan24
fjSTON & SCANLAN, Attorneys
at Law, Ebensburg, l'a.
Office opposite the Court House.
nuiiTON. rin24l J. B. SCANLAN.
" . a
MUS SINGLETON, Notary Pub-
jf lie, Ebensbnrg, Pa.
ice cm Higa ""i wesi 01 osl" "-
J1ES C. EASLi , Attorney at iaw,
Cnrroffow", Cambria county, Ta.
Architectural Drawings and Specifi-
3 rnaae. . . u
J J. WATERS, Justice of the Peace
L OSes adjoining dwelling, on High st.j
:nrp, Ta. ' Lteb -t.nl
K1XKEAD, Justice or the Peace
and Claim Agent.
Office removed to the office formerly
td by M. Hasson, Esq., on High street,1
:urj, V. jan31-f,ia
XSlToEMAKER,- Attorney at
Law, Ebensburg, Pa.
attention naid to collections.
f Office one door east of Lloyd & Co. 3
W Bouse. jan24
JlUEL SINGLETON, Attorney at
!aw, Ebensburg, Pa. Office on High
west of Foster's Hotel,
practice in the Courts of Cambria and
f Attends also to the collection of claims
fiicrs against the Government. - jan24
OKGE W. O ATM AN, Attorney at
Law and Claim Agent, Ebensburg,
i county, Pa.
Pensions, Back Pay and Bounty, and
.arr Claims collected. Real Lstate
md scld, and payment of Taxes at
vs. Book Accounts, Notes, Due Bills,
:;s, tc, collected. Deeds, Mortga-
reements, Letters of Attorney, Bonds,
4t!y written, ana au legal ouainess
y "attended to. Pensions increased,
: ualized Bounty collected. jan24
0. VILSOX, H. D.f offers his ser-
iees. as Pbv'sician and Surgeon, to
Lieus of Ebensburg and ' surrounding
.po- i?an appointed Examining Sw
f.e in prepared to examine all Pension
Id applicants for Pensions who may
0:Ic! on High St., three doors east of
iiU'jb. in oflice formerly occupied by
.fj. Residence immediately adjoin
Successor of 12. S. Bunn,
DRUGS AND MEDICINES, PAINTS,
?. AND DYE-STUFFS. PERFUME-
AND FAXCV ARTICLES, PURE
I S3 AN'D BRANDIES FOR
L'RPOiES, PATENT MEDK
J Alio :
T-?Cft! wilVo'.e Papers,
f Peas, Peacils, Superior Ink,
J Azd other articles kept
bv DrufTtrists cenerallv.
JXt pretcriritions eu.rrfulUi coniDoundtd.
i on ifun Street, opposite the Moun-
ase, toensburg, l'a. fjan24
The undersigned, Graduate of the Bal
Ccilege of Dental Surgery, respectfully
' prote3sioaal services to the citizens
sburcr. He has snared no means to
T-y acquaint himself with every im-
. in Lis art. To many years of per
Jperience, he has sought to add the
-experience of thehighest authorities
Science. He simnlv aska that an
-'-y may be given for his work to
1 own praise.
SAMUEL BELFORD, D. D. S.
':: Prof. C. A. Harris ; T. E. 3ond,
fiandv : A. A. Blandv.P. H. Aus-
iil be at ELensburer on the fourth
of each month, to stay one wjek.
J , JS67.
Kb & CO., Bankers i
V Silver, Government Loans and
-ecunues t-oughtand sold. Interest
tccesTihE nT1?- Collections made
accessible points ln the Tjnite(1 States
Cencral Bankinoj Business Jiff
ary 24, 18G7. ueu'
1 M. LLOYD & Co., Hankers-
? ob the principal cities, and Silver
J for sale. Collection .o er
ved on deposit, payable on demand,
ru. wmc, wim interest
'J-'jlD. Prut t k n.T ....
I NATIONAL BANK
rrrr. OF ALTOONA.
FATED DEPOSITORY OF THE UNI.
L TED STATES.
rn"pii ...ri5o;:oo ao
, mesg pertaining to Banking done on
,n4l Uevenn R.. ', .
tWaJ on hand. aenomina-
f Per ci! 1 Wed 8 folloW9 : ' $5 to
KP;nal-d;.$0C to 29. 8 per cent. ,
Ld 4 per cent. - rjan33
BW..- r 1
Three little forms, in the twilight-greyr.- .
Scanning the shadows across the way
Six little eyes four black, two blue
Brimful of love and happiness, too,
. . : "Watching for pa.
May, with her placid and thoughtful brow, '
Gentle face beaming with love just now ;
"Willie, the rogue, so loving and gay,
Stealing a kiss from sister May ;
. ' Watching for pa. . . . . . ,
Nellie, with ringlets of sunny hue,
Cosily nestled between the two, ;
Pressing her cheek to the window-pane,
Wishing ihe absent one home again, - :
Watching for pa.
Oh I how they gaze at the passers-by ;
','He's coming at last!" they gaily cry. -"Try
gain, my pets," exclaims mamma, .
And Nellie adds, "There's the twilight star
"Watching for pa I"
Jack nods and smiles, as with busy feet -He
lights the lamps in their quiet street ;
That sweet little group he knows full well-
May and Willie, with golden-haired Nell, . ...
.. Watching for pa. ,
Soon joyous shouts from the wicdow-eeatj
And eager patter of childish feet ; - : '
Gay musical chimes ring out thro' the hall ;
manly voice responds to the call
" Welcome, papa !"
X. True Story.
Many years ago I happened to be one
of the referees in a caso that excited un
usual interest in our courts, from the sin
gular nature of the claim and the strange
story it disclosed. The plaintiff, who
wan captain of a ship which traded prin
cipally with the West ludies, Lad mar
ried quijo early, with every prospect of
happiness:- His wife was said to have
been extremely beautiful, and no less
loveble iu character.
After living with her in the most un
interrupted harmony for five years, during
which time two daughters were added to
the family, he suddenly resolved to re
sume his occupation, which he had relin
quished on bis marriage, and when bis
youngest child was but three weeks' old,
he sailed for the West Indies. His wife,
who was devotedly attached to hiin, sor
rowed deeply iu his absence, and found
her only comfort in the society of her
children, and hope of his return. Bt
month alter month passed away, and he
came not, nor did any letters, those in
sufficient but ever welcome substitutes.,
arrive to cheer her bitter solitude.!
Months lengthened into years, yet no
tidings were recfUed trom the absent
husband, and after hoping against hope,
the unhappy wife was compelled to be
lieve that he had found a grave beneath
the rolling ocean.
Her sorrow was deep and heartfelt, but
the evils of poverty were now added to
her afflictions; and the widow found
herself obliged to resort to some employ
ment in order to support her children.
Her needle was the only resource, and for
ten years she labored early and late for
the miserable pittance which is ever so
grudgingly bestowed on an humble seam
stress. . '
A merchant in New York, in moderate
but prosperous circumstances, accidental
ly became acquainted with her, and pleas
ed with her gentle manners no les than
her beauty, he improved their acquain
tance into friendship.
After some months he offered his hand
and was accepted. As the wife of a suc
cessful merchant, she soon found herself
in the enjoyment of such comforts and
luxuries as she had never possessed. Her
children became his children, and receiv
ed from him every advantage wealth and
affection could procure.
Fifteen years passed away ; the daugh
ters married, and by their step-father
were furnished with every comfort requi
site to their new avocation as housekeep
ers. Dut they had hardly quitted his roof
when their mother was taken ill. She
died after a few days, and from that time
to the period of which I speak, the wid
ower had resided with the younger daugh
ter. Now cornea the stranger part of the
story. After an absence of over thirty
years, during which no tidings had arrived
from him, the first husband returned, as
suddenly as he had departed.
lie had changed bis ship, adopting an
othpr name,' and spent the who'e of that
Jong period on the ocean, with orily, tran
sient visits on shore, while taking in or
discharging cargoes, havintr been careful
w w, w '
never to come nearer home than New Or
leans. Why he acted in this unpardona
ble manner toward the family, no one
could tell, and he obstinately refused all
There were strange rumors of slave
trading and piracy afloat, but they were
only whispered conjecture rather than
irutn. Whatever might have been his
motives for his conduct, he was certainly
anything but . indifferent to hia family
concerns when he returned:. He reved
like a madmau when informed of his
wife a second marriage and subsequent
death, vowing vengeance upon his suc
cessor, and ten-ifvinc hin daughters with
the most awful threats, in caso they re-
returned wealthy, and one of the reptiles
ot the law who are always to be found
crawling about the halls of justice ad
vised him to bring suit against him that
he . could recover heavy damages. The
absurdity of instituting a claim ior a wife
whom death' had relieved from the juris
diction of .all .earthly laws, was 60 mani
fest that; at. leDgth it was agreed by all
parties to leave the matter to be adjudged
by five referees. j : - . ,
It was upon a bright and beautiful af
ternoon in the spring; when we met to
bear this, singular case.; The 6unlight
streamed through the dusty windows of
the court-room, -and shed a halo around
the long, grey locks, and broad forehead
of the defendant while the. plaintiff's
harsh features were, thrown into etil!
bolder relief by the same ? beam-which
seemed to soften the placid countenance
of his adversary. : .
r The plaintiff's lawyer made a most elo
quent appeal for his client, and had we
not been informed about the matter, our
hearts would have been melted by his
touching description of the return of the
desolate husband, and the great agony
with. which he beheld his household gods
removed to concentrate at , a stranger's
hearth. . The celebrated Aaron Burr was
the counsel for the defendant, and we
anticipated from him & splendid display
Contrary to expectations, however,
Burr made no attempt to confute bis op
ponent's eloquent oratory. He merely
opened a book of statutes, and . pointing,
with his thin finger, to one of the pages,
desired the referees to read it, while he
retired a moment for the principal wit
ness. . .. .
We had scarcely finished the section,
which fully decided the matter in our
minds, when Burr re-entered with a "tall
and elegant female on his arm. She was
attired in a simple white dress, with a
wreath of ivy leaves encircling her large
straw bonnet, and a lace veil completely
concealed her countenance. Burr whis
pered a few words, apparently encourag
ing her to advance, and then gracefully
raised her veil, discovering to us a face of
proud, surpassing beauty. I recollect, as
well as if it had happened yesterday, how
simultaneous by the murmur of admiration
burst from the lips of all present. Turn
ing to the plaintiff, Mr. Burr asked in a
cold, quiet tone :
"Do you know this lady ?"
"Will you swear to that?"
"I will, to the best of mv knowledge
iinrl Krliff elm a mw is, ft
9 -- j xj uau"wiri.
TSRMS:3-00 PER AX.M'M.
I 2.00 IX ADVANCE,
you swear to the identity 1"
" "What is her
"She is SO years old on the 20th dav
of April." , ,
"Wrhen did you last see her ?"
"At her own house, about a fortnight
"When did you see her previous to
. The plaiutiff hesitated a long pause
ensued the question was repeated, and
the answer at length was
"WThen she was just three weeks old,"
added Burr. "Gentlemen," continued
he, turning to us, "I have brought this
lady here as an important witness, and
such I think she is. The plaintiffs coun
sel has pleaded eloquently in behalf of
the bereaved husband, who escaped the
perils of the sea and returned only to find
home depolate. But who will picture to
you the lonely wife, bending over the
daily toil, devoting her best years to the
drudgery of sordid poverty, . supported
only by the hope of her husband's return ?
Who., will; picture. the- slow process of
heart-sickening, the wasting anguish of
Lope deferred, and finally the overwhelm
ing agony which came upon her when her
last, hope was extinguished, and she was
compelled to believe herself a widow ?
Who ; can - depict all this without awa
kening in your hearts the warmest sym
pathy for the deserted wife, and the utter
scorn for. the mean, vile wretch, who could
thus trample on the heart of her whom he
swore to love and cherish ? We need not
inquire into his motives for acting so base
a part. Whether it was love of gain, or
licentiousness, or 6elfish indifference, it
matters not ; he is too vile a thing to be
judged by such laws as govern men. Let
us ask the witness she who- stauds before
us with the frank, fearless brow of a true
hearted woman let us ask which of these
two has been to her a father ?"
Turning to the lady, in a tone whose
sweetness was a strange contrast with the
scornful accent which characterized his
words, he besought her to relate .briefly
the recollections of her. early life. A
proud flush passed over her beautiful face
as she replied :
"My first recollections are of a small,
ill-furnished apartment which my sister
and myself shared with my mother. She
used to carry out every Saturday the
work which had occupied her during the
week, and bring back employment for the
following. Paving ber wearisome visits to
her employers, and her regular. attendance
at church, she never left the house. She
spoke often -of my father, and of his
anticipated" return, but at length she
ceased to mention him, though I observed
she used to weep more frequently than
V I : 7-wJ , 4 I a uca tuuuzuc sua wept because
fwed to tekooirlcdp hii cltfmt , . He h4 j wwo for jf .oettoehapptrned
that our support was only a bit of dry
bread ; and ehe was accustomed to see by
the light of chips, which she kindled to
warm her famishing children, because she
could not purchase a candle without de
priving us of our morning meal. Such
was our poverty, when our -mother con
tracted her second marriage, and the
change to us was like a sudden entrance
to Paradise. We found a home and a
father." She paused.
"Would you excite my own child agaist
me ? cried the plaintiff as he impatiently
waved his hand for her to be silent.
The, eyes of the witness .flashed fire as
she spoke :
"Ypu are not my father," exclaimed
she, vehemently. "What, call you my
father you who so basely left your wife
to toil for your children in beggary ?
Never. Behold there, my father,"" point
ing to the calm defendant; "there is the
man who watched over my infancy, who
was the sharer of my childish sports, and
the guardian of my inexperienced youth.
There is the man who claims my affec
tions, and shares my home; there in my
father. For yonder selfish wretch, I know
him not. The best years of his life have
been spent iu lawless freedom from social
ties ; let him seek elsewhere for the com
panions of his decrepitude, nor dare insult
the ashes of my aged mother by now
claiming the duties of kindred from her
She drew her veil hastily around her
as she spoke, and moved as if wishing to
"Gentlemen," said Burr, "I have no
more to say. The words of the law are
expressed in the book before you; the
words of truth you have heard from the
woman' pure lips ; it is for you to decide
according to the requisitions of nature
and the decrees of justice'
I need not say that our decision tfas in
favor of the defendant, and the plaintiff
went fcrth followed by the contempt of
every honorable man who was present at
The Irltli Declaration of Independence.
Cable despatches recently contained the
synopsis of a proclamation issued by the
provisional government of Ireland, and
said to have appeared in the English and
Irish : newspapers. We present the following-
complete copy of this document :
"THE IRISH REPUBLIC!
"After seven centuries of outrage and
misery unequalled in the history of
humanity ; alter having seen our laws, our
lights, our liberty trodden under foot by
the foreiguer. our lands pass from the
Irish faruift to the Irish or foreign usur
per, and the rightful owners of hundreds
of years supplanted by cattle df-stined to
supply, the markets of England; after
having peen our skilled workmen driven
into exile, our men of thought and action
to imprisonment and the scaffold ; having
no longer either lands to cultivate, laws
or acknowledged rights to invoke; in a
word, having nothing pertaining to man
pave the faculty of suffering or the deter
mination to fight, we cheerfully choose
this last resort.
"All men have a right to liberty and
happiness. Believing that there can be
no durable liberty or happiness except
upon the basis of free labor, and that
there can be no free labor when the
ineaos of labor is not free; considering,
besides, the first-means of labor is the
Koil, and that the Irish soil, instead of
being in the hands of the Irish working
men, is held by a selfish and despotic
oligarchy, we declare it to be our deter
mination to repossess ourselves of that
soil by force.
"Considering that all men are born
with equal natural rights, and that by
associating themselves together to protect
one another and share public burdens,
justice demands that such association
should rest upon an equitable basis such
as maintains equality instead of destroy
ing it we declare that we aim at found
ing a republic upon universal suffrage,
securing to all the intrinsic value of their
"We declare that we wish absolute lib
erty of consciense, and the complete sep
aration of Church and State.
"The public expenses will be paid by a
progressive capitation (labor being free
from any impost.)
"Calling upon God and mankind to
witness the justice of our cause and the
intensity of our sufferings, we declare in
the face of the world, in order to succeed
in reconquering the inalienable rights
that air men receive at their birth, we
take up arms to combat the dominant
oligarchy ; and as its strength dwells in
its credit, based upon its property, we will
employ to destroy it every means that
science, or even despair, shall place with
in our reach. Wherever the English flag
waves over English property, it shall be
torn down, if it be possible, without fear
or truce ; and we swear in the sacred name
of our country, by the sufferings ot those
who now endure the tortures of living
tombs for the cause, by the dear and
revered names of those who have died for
the freedom of Ireland, by our honor and
that of our children, that this war shall
cease only when the Irish Bepublio shall
be' recognized, or when the last man of
our rata ah all h in bit grav.
"Republicans of the entire world, our
cause is yours I Our enemy is your ene
my. Let your hearts be with us. As for
you, workmen of England, it is not only
your hearts that we wish, but your arms.
Kemember the starvation and degradation
brought to your firesides by oppressed
labor. Kemember the past, look well to
the future, and avenge yourselves by
giving liberty to your children in the
coming struggle for human freedom. :
"Herewith ; is proclaimed the Irish
"By order of the Provisional Govern
ment of Ireland."
The General Bankrupt Law -Synopsis
of the Leading Features.
The jurisdktion in bankruptcy cases is
given by tbe act to the several District
Courts of the United States, with the
United States Circuit Court acting in a
supervisory capacity as Courts of Equity.
The Judges of the District Courts will
be assisted in the performance of their
duties imposed upon them by registers in
bankruptcy, who are required to be coun
sellors of those couits, or of some of the
Courts ot Record of their several States.
The power of the Registers is limited,
and provision is made for reference of
disputed questions to the District Court
Judges, and for appeals from the District
Courts to the Circuit Courts, and from the
latter, in cases where the matter in dispute
shall exceed two thousand dollars, to the
Supreme Court of the United States.
There are two kinds of bankruptcy
contemplated by the act; voluntary and
involuntary. In the former any persou
residing within the jurisdiction of the
United States, owing over three hundred
dollars, and finding himself insolvent,
may apply by petition to the judge of the
district iu which he has resided for the
six months preceding the date of tho pe
tition, or for the longest period duriop
such six months, and shall thereupon be
declared a bankrupt. The creditors,
having been properly notified by the court,
meet together and appoint one or more
assignees of the estate of the debtor; the
choice to be made by the greater part in
value and in number of creditors who
have proved their debts, or incase of fail
ure to agree, then by the District Judge,
or whtre there are no opposing creditors,
by the Register. The whole affairs of the
bankrupt pass into the hands of the as
signee, who have full powers granted
them necessary for the collection of all
debts and the final adjustment and closing
up of the estate. Stringent regulations
are made for the proper deposit and safe
keeping ot all moneys received from the
estate; and where delay is likely to occur
from litigation in the final distribution of
the assets, the court is empowered to di
rect their temporary investment. The
bankrupt is liable at all times to be called
up for examination on oath upon ail mat
ters relating to the disposal or condition
of his property xv to his business trans
actions, and for good cause shown his
wile may iu like manner be compelled to
attend asa witness in the case.
In the distribution of the bankrupt's
estate, dividends are to be paid as agreed
upon by a majority in value of the credi
tors, from time to time, at three months'
intervals, but the following claims are
first to be paid in full : First, the fees,
costs and all expenses under the bankrupt
act; second, all debt?, taxes and assess
ments due to the Uuited States ; third, all
State debts, taxes and assessments ; wages
due to any operative, clerk or house ser
vant, to an amount not exceeding fifty
dollars for labor performed within six
months preceding the bankruptcy ; fifth,
all debts due to any persons who are or
may be entitled to preference by laws of
tbe United States. Th voluntary bank
rupt is entitled to his discharge provided
no fraud is proved against him, at any
time trom sixty days to one year alter ad
judication of bankruptcy; but the proof
or discovery of any fraud or concealment
deprives him of the right to discharge.
No person who has once received his dis
cbarge is to 09 entitled again to become
a voluntary bankrupt, unless bis estate i3
sufficient to pay Eeventy per cent, on his
debts, or unless three-fourths of his-credi-tors
assent in writing to his bankruptcy.
Preferences and fraudulent conveyance
are declared void by the act, and suitable
provisions are made for the voluntary
bankruptcy of partnerships and corpora
tions The exemptions under the law are as
follows 1 '
Tbe neCssajy household and kitchen
furniture, o4-euch other articles and
necessaries of such bankrupt as the assig
nee shall designate and set apart, having
reference in the amount to the family
condition and circumstances of the bank
rupt, but altogether not to exceed in value,
in any case, the sum of 500 ; and also
the wearing apparel of such bankrupt,
and that of his wife and children, and the
uniform, arms and equipments of any per
son who is or has been a soldier in the
militia or in the service of the United
States; and such other property as now
is or hereafter shall be exempted from at
tachment or seizure or levy on execution
by the laws of the United States, and
auoh other property, not included in tho
foregoing exception!, 11 ii exempted from
levy and sae upon execution or oth'er
process or order of court, by the laWs of
the State in which the bankrupt has his
domicile at the time of tne commence
ment of the proceedings in bankruptcy
to an amount not exceeding that allowed
by such State exemption laws" in forco in
the year 1864.
Acts of involuntary bankruptcy undet
the law are classified as follow : Depar
ture or absence from the State where
debts are owed, with intent to defraud the
creditors ; concealment to avoid service of
process for the recovery ot debt ; conceal
ment of property to avoid seizure on legal
process ; assignments designed to ., delay,
defraud or hinder creditors; arrest and
detention for seven days, under execution
for a debt exceeding ouo hundred dollars :
assigument, gift, confession of judgment,
or any other act by which preference it
given to any creditor, endorser or surety;
dishonoring commercial paper, or suspen
ding and not resuming payment for four
teen days: The petition lor adjudication of
bankruptcy in such cases may come from
one or more creditors whose debts reach
two hundred and fifty dollars ; but the
petition must be brought within six
months after the act of bankruptcy has
been committed. In involuntary bank
ruptcy, the proceedings are made more
stringent than in the other description of
cases. The penalty for any fraud or con
cealment, direct or indirect, under the act,
is imprisonment, with or without hard
labor, for a term not exceeding three
There nre other details in the act, rela
ting to the duties of the officers appointed
and authorized under the law, the amount
of feea, &c, which are interesting only
as matter of detail.
Ilorate Cirecley on Farming
The New York Tribune thus discourse
in reply to a letter asking practical advice
relative to farming:
"Your chief danger is impatience. If
you or your wife would not get disgusted
with farming the first year, it is quite un
likely that you ever will. Begin with a
distinct understanding that you will not
make money at first that you will almost
certainly be poorer at the close of youf
first year's farming than when you began
it. Your land will be in poor condition J
you will have to do two days' work for
futurity to every one that tells directly
on the production cf this year's crop.
You will suffer by drouth and flood, heal
and frost, hail and insects; and will be
led to conclude that farming is a hard
business, and its rewards very meager and
uncertain. But all these are passing
clouds, to dispel whioh yoa have but to
"Resolve to grow what you need and
to consume your own products so far at
may bei We don't object to give a bushel
ot good potatoes or a barrel ot turnip for
a pound of middling tea ; but half a doz
en such exchanges per annum are deci
dedly preferable to a hundred.
"Be tsure to average five days per week
on your homestead. There are farmers
who do not mean to be shifdess, and who
can do a fair day's work when they set
about it, yet who have so much 'business
that takes them off this way and that,
that they do not average three square
days' work per week. Those farmers are
heading straight toward the poor-house.
Can you wonder that they deem farcing
a beggarly pursuit ?
"Don't fear that you will overstock the
market. This city, like most Americaa
cities, ought to consume treble the fruit
she does, and would if it were reasonably
cheap. Good grapes can be grown at the
cose of wheat say five cents per pound
yet they retail here at fifteen to thirty
cents per pound. At ten cents, tho con
sumption would probably double annually
for the next four years at least. Peachea
of late sell here at most exorbitant prices
Berries, save when most plentiful, coel
far more than they should. One hundred
thousand acres well set in fruit this year
would not begin to glut the markets of
our great Atlantic cities. Bear in mind
that each child 07er seven years old can
help you if you grow fruit.
"For 1,000, you can buy a habitable
cottage and five to twenty acres of warm,
mellow, tractable sou. A team and 00 w
will cost you 5500 more; leaving you a
balance for implements, seeds, provision.
&c. And, if you practice frugality and
live largely oa your own products, that
will just do.
"It you prefer to raise gram and . grow
stock, you will naturally go Weat, where
land is cheap and grass abundant. You
may there buy 1G0 acres of land for
$1,000 or less in many civilized localities.
and will be apt to do it, though it is mora
than'you really need. Lut we may take
another opportunity to speak of farming
in the West, where success is not more
decided, but where failure is more diffi
cult than in older communities.'
A manufacturer in New York city U
filling an order for two thousand thimbles,
at eighteen cents per dozen, for the man-t
ager of a gift enterprise. "No blanks!
Every ticket entitles the holder to
present I" ; .
A wag informed a merchant that h
might sell twice aa much oil as he did, i
he would onlj jive full laeiuurf.