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iVOLUIIE 2.i
. Jl'ARTIIUR, VINTON C.OUHTY, OHIO; THURSDAY, JANUARY 30, -1868. : .. J: NUMBER.
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Democratic Enquirer
' jr.W.ilOWtll,ITOiKDOrtlTl'. I ,
OFFICE In Dttdgi! $ Building owr SvHUntCt
StarV, etiett"Maiii ani loctitt Strnt,' ait ;
' of tkt ,Curt lientt. ' ; . '
TUB DEMOCRATIC ENQ.UIRUR
lias t'fie largest circulation of any 'pa
per in Vinton County. AHevrtisers and
others wilt pleasa make a note of this.
Eaji36fscnFcUi,Tioif.
On ipy. oo jtr.
One coi'jr, six inootln, -
Oii o.ipy. IhrM imnthi '
Kits iroiiiei, n fr, to-B reJlOfflu,.
I ISO.
75
40
IIS
10 00
III AUTAUCI . . j .j
A failure to notio of t continiif t
(iie ol'iso olthe Hme mbscribttd for, will hcouii1.
rit imw enKnient ; aad no iai-t will lwdi;.
of.iinuo il line r ftor oil nnrnw liH he p"!.
Priiit nr ilelirered tliroujjh h-mll fre: nf pot
Ki within the county, unit, free m iilnrili-rB
lifinxia the.OHUut.' hoi. poMtHce in out of the
"T!7 TERMS OF ADVERTISING
Ten llnfi"ftlm type, or tli irc ooonpied by
'fce mime, milk one itjiure. '
n qnie, one iiiicrtioii, . I d-0"
Eaoli H'Mitiotiiil in-ition, ',' , , 40
Ail tmneient rtertilns for hortf period lin
three inoutin, cnnrceaM wv iic..
i mot 0 mm. n o.
1) mot
; ?OM)
40 111
8U (III
Wcplumn, , . I ( IA"U
uolumn, : . Si'uoeV ..
1 i!..!ain!i, O00 4uoo 6Cu
liuair.t a eerdu, from 4 to 10 linen, per ennnm,
Divorce Notice, D0texee4ingl lion, (ifi
-ifnQce,) '
Eirh addition.! ipllnee,
AltnohmentNotioen, (in .lTnoe,l
oil l)
(CV
2 oil
a Oil
AHn)ii.sir.or e or .ai;uiui i-v.iv" -
dTnoe.) J ' , 1 9
.' Notice of runwy hubnde or wiree, double
priie, Hnd in e.lenuce. .. .
Notice, if U.th, free. ' Mirryig JtoticM.MCord'
ingtothelilii-lityoftMprtie. ,.
. Jloiioo in tlio loo.tl ooluinu, U' oente per liue fur
ech iiieertiog. .
fotioe of iHilitlml meetinkt.free
BUSINESS CAHUS.
roW C?i J, nar A Steain Mill,
McARTilUa, OHIO,
Irpropareatodoall maaaar ( U-HaUhinH,
inch
Hon SKtiing,
iiajen.
aid the mtinf.etur andrp r of I kind"" t An-
Utural lioine 'leun and i.t1( rooi. All woik
da:ie in a nuiiauntiul manner nnd warranted. W
a. eoiii. wa.aiuii.i.XK. i.wuBn.ier H.wiuari.
S. GOETZ & CO,
HAM DEN FOUNDRY,
HAMDEN,. OHIO,
i ' AiirjFACTatM er .:
STOVES, CASTINGS,
, HOllOW WRE.
All Kindt of Cmttrt ani Bed l'affm'n1 '
3M lx iner!5 of all
T1K Wr Manufactured t the b'l.uu li'yi. aold
low can be houj(iit in any Market.
-ost()tfljenddrei3 Keed'i Mills, Vintoo County, O.
May 10, ISM-ly . . . i - '
VJNT0N COUWTY BAfiK,
(tl!IISC0BPOAHD,) l.-..
3Mo-ak.Aptlxxiir, OHio.
i: r iSTOOKHOLDEUS:
J03.J.McliUWF,I.I.. JaJ. W.CEf.AY.
1'auiwk.aT. Caeiiira.
a. . aONDT, a. d. aosai, -'-l Aiioatw wi.r,
a. f. Aumi, t. aHMi.e, a iTaoMi,
BANK OF DISCOUNT AND SgPOSIT.
HAVING formed aoo-paitnsrsliipforthe purpose
if conducting a . ' .
OKSEllAI. BANKING "AND EXCHANGE
. , , business, ; . . ;
n with ampla fnoilitiea for the trennactlon of any
bu Jose pertaining to legitimate Hanking, we tender
ui eervicei to the bunaeaapublle; wnerall. ;
Wrf HUr AND EX:H NOK.-Ct'lN AND
B0MD.4. ' Money loned at reasoualile ,rte on a.
eeptab'e paper llBeuue Htampe alaaya on hud
and foreale. Interest paid on time deposit. ,i ..
Porions w h nto reinitmoney to Foreign Coun
trie can obtein nrnft at our UtUua. i
February 7,lMy - ; . . . "" "
JOHN C S'l EVERSORU 1;
ATTORNEY AND COUNSELIOH AT LAW,
JACKSON C. H.; OHIO, J :
WILLpraetice tnthaCourta o tJatkmo. y.ato
and other countiei I '
.lanwaryM. If7-tf ' i .
CUA8. BROtVN, Crttt. UAS.- WlLL,(7a
VVrLL. BROWN & CO.,
Cm Door Wttt Dan." Witt "firo. Slori, North
Side Main Street, '
MoAKTHUR,J OHIO,
'T6 A GENPRAL BANKING' BUSINESS
JJ 0l In Exchange, Gorwnnt 8ourI-tita,-Stock,
BonJ, Gold and BiWer, o.j i
Depoiita roei?ed.' lotereal paid ob Um
.ipoitg;-.i; A r '. -v t-r", i
Colleotion made at all acctsslBlk plU
in the United States. ,7i
United States Renu Stamr1 'orBw-S S
All business done on the mo;t libf ralVarloi
and with ths utmost promptneiB. -- i a.-'S
Febmryl,iii6r'y. 1 ; :i--.'U Ui :. 1
Hi C MOORl2,ui 7 .,4..'
PHYSICIAN AND SIIROKON,
.A Pi ENS VIZ D K,0 n I OV
A
FTEtt'an absence ol iwo year,- ofler Ma pro
r.ional ervica to the oitisMa Of Alleoivillo
' and anrronndinaeooatry. J !
iwaroaati inn
AHCIIIBALU MAYO,;
' MoAnTiiuul Ohio, ': ,
ITITjltiend'.promptlT lo H legel liivltir-e
1 J irutefl toniecerom vinmnnna jni'-K-un conn
. : . . ijn.. . ii r.i A . V ..... t) i. . 1 . 1 . . AmitK.
.et corner Mnnod Merk-telroeliwiiu -.Mr.
Mrjto.Ik in-mrtn-rhip with Po''r I'nlledwny o
jni'lcxniveniintv. who rnn alT b fnui'd, uoring
Ti'nnn, m the office in Jwkenn, Ohio.
, .Ma VtSi.?-tl ..,...,..-,,,- vvnf,
Aft brnpy nt Law,
;. ; " ." MoARTMUR, OHIO. ' -
ffIMi pntrticm the fourte i.f Vinlon. Athene;
1 V ni l JaekeOn Cnnlirie- f Hleo. in the .Vnitert
8tnte OourtB ol thoi'ithern''P'tne1 nt flhio.-
Omc Second SterJ of Datie' Huildinr; on Main
Street, ' ' '
JOHN Clll IS ( II, Jr.,
68 W. FOURTH ST., CINCINNATI; .Omo
: MU SIC BOOKS-
"-AND ULti K1H in or
MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS.
IMPOftTEB ol Freneh, German and Italian Violin
etrina;.
The Trade supplied on the most I'beral term.
' Girieral Western Ageptfor , . ,
MASON & HAMLIN'S
miii.et ohi;as,
" SH0N1NQEU " CRM OKd AN , ARI';,
).: ; MELODEDN, ,...;:,V
AID THUtKlfBIIATFa .'Hf
JSLtxcxloo Fisno. -
AtSO A IABaK -STUCK "F
PIAITO'S
From the Fai-toifeVofiie nmet'oftji CinaaATrp
Mak:, which I will aell low for rfteh. -.-..i
Old Pianos Inkfn in exrhf ne lornev.
"I'ianos and Orrans ftir rt'eanH in rent, y thf
. ISonthy Quarter at -.I":
amount paid for rout being applied to fm
chaso. if deaired. ....
BSTAfente for Cabinet Ortana and Pii
warned in ettry town in Ohio, ludiaaa an
Kentucky., i i ; .
Aildrett.
. : JOnN CHUBTH. Ja.. '
.Inne2T. ISCT-t V OinrttmaiV .....
,. . iv u. fiimix ;,
uSLttorney ett Xjinxv,
MtAKTIIUll tIM'. ; "'
liril.Ii attend promptly sl lead bus n-s
W tru.-cd to his care, in Vioton and adjoinil.
uoiintie. (Ifflco 111 the Court House. . t
July II, l8t7-ly , .,;
J. I.IM.I iiuiix-i ,
FASHIONABLE TAILOR,
: 0o8 Door East Dan. Will 4 Bn'i BtoWi .
MoAr Jaxxr. Ohio.
JOSkfU DmilBEHI.
WILLI All MAKK
BRADB UR Y & MARK,
MoARTHOR, TtiriOH OOUHII, OHIO.
Lkpmcti!m Vini'-n Rti-I IJoimnK eonriUM.
Unit' Oli J nn nirm. ' t
J. A: MONAHAN, M ,D
PHYSICIAN ANI SUKGKON,
II VMI)FN, VINTON COUNTV. U.
'I'HANKFUIi.for tint liberal pHronsxe rei-eiyedfor
I .1...... ..... ... h. irnilM Mltv In those ilPHir
ni 111 ,i,fnra.i,'ti. . . .-
ound at Ii s Olllce or residence, oniMam Mreel, un
ess absent on protefsioimi nusiorsn. ,,, , ...
Fxhrimrv 28, ihiji i .
KlClIjVIiP- CIUIG,
A UCTION Ivllll,
MoArthur, OHIO, ,
T1 AV!NG beeh licensed trt dispose of property by
I I ....ui. ..Mtliu, h. will hmmnllv ftttAlId II alio
tions in Vintoncoiinty wheijeohcited.
UrnCO .-iniTI aW VUlCt, u nuit"..
August 1, U07-M .; ' ; , . ' '
' J. J., MoOOWFLt,
Attorney at Xa."W
s i ' r;. AMD-u. ' .
'.c'i. ruim 'Apem!,'! '
MoARTHU It .- ( H I O . , .
WIMj practice In Vinton and adjoining -auntie.
- Also, leiuty Oille-t r of Internal Hoireiiue. '
Orrica In the Vinton County Bank. H -4
June 27, 18(17 6m ' ' ' ' ' o - i
FALL AND WINTER
DRY : GOODS !
AT . ' '
'..E.s..D.
DODGE'S
CnEAP'i STOKE).
IB
MAIN STREET.
MoARTRUR,. 0
ii J
TIHAVE his reeelved a larfe and wll aeUcted
1 stock of Fsll and Winter Prj Giioits.JNotions, ".,
which were purehssed in the E. i-tern cities for cash,
duridatbe dei-lint in irlce. rhich I will sell as
LOW ' AS THE LOWEST.
' t hin ill this Uteet mvles of- '
Dress .Goods niii Ilain and
raiic;GoodeJ,,! ;J x
White Good,"-Uoee, EmoroldeflcB,
Table Lintna, . .Towolin., Shawls,.,,,
Balmor! 8klrti, Hoop Skirts, Hosiery, ; ,1
G level, .Moslins,.,, , oto. 4o..
'" 'Aaieeandeompleteassortnieni or i ,. .,
IVlMiaBOY'S CLOTHING.
A fan line of all kind, of NOTIONS.
I will aot ba iiclyrold ?T T Hooa ib Jhia ".
POETICAL.
WILL THE NEW YEAR COME TONIGHT,
MAMMA?
MAMMA? BY CORA M. EAGER.
I.:, AVlll the New Yeiir come to-ulght, mamma?
I'm tired ot waiting no,' . . i
My stocking liuiig by the chimney side foil three
, , long dnys ago; ' ' .. ,
I run to iw(-p wltliiu the door at early morning
light, '
Tla empiy still oh, say mamma, will the New
Ycurcomc to-inglitr i .;
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X Will the New Year coma to-night, mamma?
the oiiow I ou the hill.
Aiidtlielccniutb twuiuchea thick upon the
i meadow i rill;
I heard you toll pupa, last night, hi ton mutt
1 huve aaled, ...
(I didn't mean to hoar, mamma,) and a pair of
hkutos you said.
I prnyed for just theae very things, mamma,
' 0, 1 shall bo full ol glee, . i
Ahd the orphan boys In the village achool will
. ' nil be envying mo; '!. . , ,
But I'll give them toys, and lend them books,
rm-aoH, you wy.takca bock hiagiiu. when uuu
.""f1""1, ' 1 "' - ' ;
, . "' . "' ! : r v' ' "'
4. And won t you lot me go,' mamms, upon tha .
' ' ' New Year's day; ' i ,
And carry something nlco to poor old widow
'" GrnyT'"'
I'lllcove the basket near th door, Within tho
gonieii jrote, .i. .' f .
Will the New Year .come to-night, mamma? It
seems so long 1
1"' 'T' a I
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5.. Tho New Year comos to-night, mamma; I saw
it in my slci'p,
My stockings hung so full, .1 thought, mamma,
what iiwkw you weep? , ' ' . -
But It only hold little ahroud-a, aliroud, and
nothing more;
And an open cofnn, made for me, wm atanding
ou tho floor; .. . ' '
.,,,,,!.;;'
8. It seemed very strange, indeed, to And such
giftsiusuad -r. .....
OfuH the toys I wished so mch, the jtory
: twoks and Bled, v ;
Butwhiltii wondered what it meant, you cama
AndsaS'-VhountrthdheNow Year first; .Ood,
cuiuth thee, my boyi" , , j
. " ' ' ' " ' I
7. It Is uot an a areata, mamma; i Know it muit
" be truel v . i . .-, . ;.
But have I twen so bad a boy, Ood Ukath m
from you? ' ' r
I do not know what papa, will do when I am
laid to rest, ' ' i . .
And you will hftve'no Willi' head to fold upon
yourbrcast. ' ; . " ;
8. New Yoar comes to-ulglit, mamma your
cold hnnd on my check,
And raise niy head a little more; it seems so hard
tospeak; ...
You need not fill my stocking now, I cannot go
, and peep, x , ' '
Before tlie morrow's' sun 1 up, 111 ber so sound
( asleep., . ' '
t. I shull not want Uio skates, mamma, 111 nT-
i er need the sled. ... . .
But won't you give them both to Blake, who
hurt me on (behead? " ' 1
Ho used to hide my books, away,, and tear the
pictures, too, :, j '
But now he'll know that I forgive, as then I triad
.. . . todo. . . . "v, ( . "
10. And, if you please, mamma, I'd like the sto-
I ry book and slnte ., , .
To go to Frank,- the- drunkard's boy, , you
. i 'Wouldn't lot me hate; ,: i ,
And, dear mamma, you won't forget upon the
New Year'sday, .. - , ...
The basket full of something nice for poor old
widow Gray; , ' j;,
11. The New Year cornea to-night, mamma It
" . seems so very soon, -. -
I think God didn't hear me ask for Just another
'' June; . . a
I know I have been a thoughtless boy, and made
' you too much care, . - ,
And may be for your sake, mamma, He doe not
hear my prayer. ' , . , ,, ,
Tlicro'a one thing more, my prwtty pota, the
' robbin ond the dove, .,.
0, keep for you and dear papa, and teach them
how to love; 1 '
The garden rako, the little hoe you'll tnd them
""' ' - nicely laid -r, ' . ...n i ,
Upon the garret floor, mamma, the plac where
' - last I played. ! - ,,.
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13. I thought to need them both so much when
summer comes again,' " 1 -
To make my garden by tho brook that trickles
' through the glen; ' ':" '
I thought to gather flowers, too, beside the forest
, '; , walk, " ' r- "'
Arid sit beneath tho apple trees whe"B once we
" " sat to talk.' ''"i '
' ' .1', ( V.' (.:.;
14. itcannot bej but'you will keep the summer
And plant a few-don cry, mamma-a TOryi
, UUWtU BIWOi
few I mean,
Whero I'm asleep. I'd sleep so sweet beneath the
, , apple tree,, ,' , . '. . " ' ' '":'.'M
Where you and robin, In tho mora, may come
and sing to me.";, ,. " ''
15. The Now Year come good night, mamma,
: "I lay me down to sleep, -,
I pray the Lord'VteU poor papa"my soul to
nr'-how coti W'poe'mBhow'd
Keep, ,;....,,, ..)
cannot see . .
The New Year comes to-night, mamma, the Old
' .: ' -
"year dies wRh me.'
Tx. etr,btjng ear WetV putting a
rJeouBlar7'eUiisU6,ene(B Vo!bi."i
THE JOSH BILLINGS PAPERS.
SUM NATRAL HISTORY.
leather, but they are aijhard to skin
:m; bMch tree j'igj , and the leather,
when ninned, ia just about as. limber
Li .
a' COOking-StOV. : But 00 pair OV
boots jnade Out bf alligator. Will last
i 'A.- ' , 1 ' . , '
M lonS s mn UZ; the
only why tew wear , them' out ig tew
r -' ,4. ' ' ' -
'you m for it at the first klaes hotels,
thy' ilwus tell v6u" ''that thev 'ftre
T i t
JUt Out. It tastes, fl I should think
the "beef of a mule would," who had
.- ' T -,- . , ' . "u
been -Worked forty years in a brick
yard, and then , been struck bv light-
. J ; . . .
ning to get rid of him.
When the alligator's mouth ii wide
open'hiz head is just about in the
A. , V t
centre of hie body ; but they have one
wirtew i came very near forgitting
.fry Still' npisa.altho'
they liave more jaw than any other
critter i know ov. . . ,
Alligator is not tt nntiff of No
England he iz too usolcss critter to
bo born there. : -;v T'i;l
He belongs down South and resides
in the Unfile swamp that the copper
head duzj " ' :
lives on raw pig, and don't hesi
tate tq Cake them whole,' if thare
don't haipen tew be a sraaUer one
handy;! -j- ' ' -i v .v..i;.'i .' T
He is ako fond of a little negro once
in a while by way of a fresh
They are amphibious, and several
other kinds
menshon.
of cuss tew plenty to
- What oh earth they are good for,'!
dont seem tew know, unless it is tew
watch for .pigs.
Their hides can . be tanned into
Alligator meat is not lucious. If
These are some of the heavy eat
fuckts I have been able tew gather
about the alligator. '
The alligator seems to be a second
editioa of the krockadile, made out of
whatVuz left. ' '
I think the krokadile usually lays
eggs whan they want some. more
krokadiles, but i don't kno whether i
think the alligator duz or don't ; but
if they do, and i ever find the nest,
and. the old feller aint on the nest, i
shouldn't hesitate to hatch out the
eggs nyself with a klub.
This is all i kno at present about
the alligator. . " .. ; ,'
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I
THE BEN.
1
is the smallest thing surrounded with
feathers, except the humming .bird, j ; r
He is! about the site of a-horse
chessnutt. : " : , ;
' He is ov a : dark brown color, and
bilds Ii is nest in not holes, oat ov lit
tle bits of stix.
He ig ; as gritty as a mad pile, and
will fite a hen turkey.
- Bens are little pirates ; i have seen
them drive a blu-bird out ov bis house,
and set up bisniness on his stock in
trade.'-. : .;- .- .
They lay an egg about the size of
marrow fat p, and hatch out at least a
half dozen thildren at a setting.1 '
A young ren is the funniest little
package i ever see done up ; they aint
much bigger, and look very much like
a small sized semi-colon, ;
Bens ' are'1 long-lived, i but if ' they
should live' teW be as otd as Methuse
ler, they wouldn't be ,a bigs a but
ter nut."'!'; i Uti ,T.; .. ,;.
They live on the' bug and worm
family, and spend, their winters south.
Th-xr krei nrit nroffitablft to eat--i
' . - ' . It. 1 'J
wottia as SOOTl aressa DUmoei Dee, nuu
one' ren potpie would use up the wnole
breed. . ;,;' : : --i r
)
THE CROW.
Next to the monkey, the crow b as
the most deviltree to sparei TFa are
very wild,; but can , be tamed as
! oaw an thA 'rrnAfc mh. but a tame crow
' ' . .i.- ix '
Ita atrfnullv nM than a sore thumb.:
U M W ----
If thare'.is any thing'' about ;the
r.'iriii''taa:k iha 6a"n't rit.into.it.ia h.
S v,f t
;i a I
cause the thing ain't big enuff. I had
rather watch a distrikt skool than one
tame crow. Crows live oh what they
can ' steal, and they will steal any
thing that ain't tide down.
They are fond of meat .Tittles, and
are the first tew hold an inqne.t over
a departed hoss,or a stiil 'sheep.' Tba
are a floe bird to hunt, but a hard one
to kill ; they can see you 2 miles first,
and will smell a gun rite thro the aide
of a mountain.
They are not songstirs, ahho' they
har a good ' voice to cultivate, but
what they do sing they seem to un
demand, thoroughly ; . long, praktiss
has made them perfect
The crow is a tuff bird, and can stand
the heat like a blacksmith, and the
cold ike a stun wall.1' ' ' 1
, They bild their 'nest among a tree,
and lay twice, and both eggs would
hatch out if they wuc laid in a snow
bank, there aint no sich thing as stop
ping a young crow.'
Crows are very lengthy ; 1 beleavo
they live always, I never knu one to
die a natral death, and don't, beloave
they know how. " "
. They are alwus thin in fesh, and
are like an injun rubber shew, poor
indideand out ....';;: ..."
They are not considered fine eating,
ultho i have read somewhere, ov biled
crow, but still i never beard of the
same- man hankering for turn. biled
crow 2 times. '",
This esea onto the crow it copied
from aatur, and if it is true, i aint to
blame lor it j 'natur made tbt crow, i
didn't, if i had i would hav made her
more honest and not quite so tuff.
lCL JC "sl at ot '
leads me tew remark, in the fust place,
that thus far, they are a success.
They are domestic and occasionally
are tuff, .,
This is owing tew their not being
biled , often enuff in their younger
dace ; but the hen aint tew blame for
this. ; '
Biled hen is universally rcspectid.
There is a grate deal of originality
in the hen exactly , how much j cant
tell, historians .fite so much about it.
Sum say Knower bad hens with him
in the ark and some say he didn't. So
it goes, which and tother. ..,
, I cant tell yu which wus born fust,
the hen, or the egg;, sumtimes i think
the egg was and sumtimes i think i
don't kno, and i cant tell now, which
is rite, for the life ov me,
t Laying eggs is the hen's best grip. 1
A hen that cant lay eggs is laid
out. , . . '. , .
, One egg is considered a .fair daze
work for a hen. I hav herd ov their
doing bettor, but i don't want a hen
ov mine to do it it is apt to hurt; their
constitution and by-laws, and thus im
pare their future worth. ;
The poet sez, butifully:
: "Sumsoddy ha stole our old bloeha.
I wih they'd let her bee, :
She ued to lay eg a day, -And
Sundays she laid 3
This sounds trew enuff for poetory,
but i will bet 75 thousand dollars that
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lli USIVl v w as. mihwvi
This bet stands open till the 17th
day ov next November, at half past
twelve o'clock.. ; .
THB BUMBEL BKZ ' i ft;;;;
is one ov Viators secrets..' ; ;$...;
They probably hav a destiny to fill,
and are probably necessary, if a lei-
10. UIi,l V nuvn uurr,
' They ' live apart , from tbe rest ov
mankind, 'in' little Hrcles numbering
about 75 or .80 e?ols. ,; ... ..,.,
,' They are bom about haying time
and are different from any bug i Kno
ov;, they are :tbe' 'biggest when they
are: fust borrJ.nThey resemble some
men in this respect. v ! v':;'7
J iTbeir prinqiple biziniss. is,,niaKing
poor honeys but "tjiey don't make any
w) sen. .
: ' Boys samtimesk rob tem out ov
.Ul. .l-nninr'l 'vATK L tint there
WUV1V UWWv ) ' It
oita thing 'nbout a bumbfe kee'.thatljB
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boys alwur watch dredful closej and
that is their helm. " ; - ;
I had rather not hev all the bnmbel
bee hunoy there is between here and
the city of Jerusalem, than tew have)
a.bumbI bee hit me with, kit kW
when he comes roun4 suddin. . -4 . ;.
i -They are different fro-m other war
vessels; the -helm alwus ' minds the
bumblebee, f .
THE STEED MARK TWAIN RODE
IN THE HOLY LAND.
In a.late letter of "Mark Twain," ,
to the Alta-California, occurs the fol
lowing "description of bis Arabian
steed named "Jerico;" , " '
"TThile I am speaking of animals I ',
will mention: that!. have eotahorse
by the name: f 'JeHco.' He la a
mart.. I have'aeen femarlcable horses .
before, but none so. remarkable as this. '
I wanted a horse that could shy, and
this one fills the bill. I had an idea
that shying indicated spirit. H I waa
correct I iave got the most spirited,
horse on' earth. He shies at everthinjr'
he comes across, with the utmost im-;
partiality. He appears to have a tnor- -tal
dread of telegraph, poles espeqfal-:
ly and it is fortunate that these are
on both sides of. the, road, because as
it is now I never fall off twice on the
same side. ' Jf. I. fell on the ' same Bide '
always it would get to be monotonous
after a while. . c Th jfcreature has got
scared at every thing be has seen to,
day, except a hay wagon.. He walked
up' to that with - an intrepidity and
recklessness that were astonishing. -:
And it would fill any one with admir-
auon to see now be preserves nis self .
poBsession- in the" presence of a barley
sack. Trus dare-devil bravery will ba
the death of this horse some day. ; -
He is not particularly fast, but I
thins: he will get me through the Holy
Liana, lie has only one fault : his tail.
has been chopped pff or driven up,1
and he has to fight the flies with bis
heels. This is all very well, but when
he tries to Eics a fly off the top of his.
head with his hind foot, it is too much,
variety. He. is going to get himself
into trouble that way some day... He
reaches around and bites my legs, too.
don't care particularly about that,
but I don't liice to see a horse too so -
ciable. .
I thinK the owner of this prize had
a wrong opinion about him. He had
an idea that he was one of those fiery
untamed steeds, but he is not of ex
actly, that character. I Know the
Arab has this idea, because when he
brought the horse to me for inspection
in Beirout, he Kept jirKing the bridle
and shouting in Arabic, "Ho? will
you I Do you want to run away, you
terocious beast, and breaK your necA?"
when all the time he was not doing
any thing in. the world, and only look
ed liAe he wanted to lean up against
something and thinA. Whenever be
is not shying at things, or reaching
after a fly, he wants to do that yet-
How it would surprise bis owner to
ftnoWthis. '' ' f,; A
Fancy Work. Two street
sweepers were overheard dis
cussing , the merits of a new
hand, who had that' day joined
their gang. , . , ;..,'..
Well,' Bill, ' what do you
think of the new comer?''
" O, don't reckon much bf
him; he's all-very well for "a
bit of up and down weeping,
but," shaking his head,-." let
him" try a bit of faney , work
round the post, and you'll Bee
he'll : makTa" poor hand of it."
i
" How does -a pitcher of water
differ from a man throwing his
wife Q$' a bridge? ' ' One is
wattir is a pitches the Uher ia
pitch her in the water. K.i;;v)
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