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J. A. PENROSE
D ity a o o d s ,
MOTIONS, IIOOT8, MIOES,
QUBENSWAEE AND GROCERIES,
CENTER STREET,
)tar wttt of Altxaodtr't Drug itort,
. ' M'Connolsivillo, O.
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Last of the Revolution—Samuel
Dunn.
As the namo of Charles Cnrroll, of
Carrollton, became celebrated ns tlio
last of the signers of the Declaration ol
Independence, eo will Sumuol Dunn lie
illustrious ns the last of the pensioners;
the la6t survivor- of that generation ol
men who participated fn the war of the
American devolution. Ninety-one
years have passed sinco the Revolution
commenced, and eighty-four yoars
since it closed by tho capitulation of
Yorktown, in October, 1781. Tho age
of Mr. Dunn must be over one hun
dred years in order to have taken part
in even its closing scenes. In order to
realizo the extent to which tho life of
Mr. Dunn has been prolonged, let us
consider a few facts. . .
The men w ho noir are in middle age,
and the most active in worldly affairs,
were taught in their youth of the mur
velous exploits ol'Napoleon Bonapai to,
whoso fume had even then been long
historical. Yet here is a man still
among us who was born before the
great Corsieau camo into being, who is
older man him whoso tamo the world
was discovering seventy years ago. We
couceivo it to bean immense historical
dintanc-e back to the reign tjf tho greut
r rcdoruk oi Prussia, yet ho was but
in tho zenith of his glory when this
aged veteran was born. Whatnutional
changes what stupendous revolutions
what rise and lull of empires and dy
nasties wnui cxtraoi dinary discove
ries in tho arts and jciences, has it fal
len to the lot of Mr. Dunn to bo cotein-
porary with. Tho mindofthe student
of history can hardly grasp thcui all in
Liu thought, or span in imagination
the-trtwpendous chasm of tho" interve
ning years.
Jlore is a man, who is etill living,
who is older ttiaii the Duke ol Welling
ion, oiuer man Andrew Jackson or
John Qiiincy Adams, and who is but
ton years tho juniorof Alexander Jfam
ilton. It wouidhave been possible lor
air. iunn to nave conversed with thoso
who had been tho List settlers that
landed in the United Slates at Plym
outh or Jamestown. Such a factshows
tbe extreme brevity of our National
history. All that has been done on the
American continent has been within
three such lives as that of this- Revolu
tionary hero. "That epoch saw the first
wbite man within these United butes,
saw the tirst etroko of the ax ugainst
the tirst tree ol the American lorest.
It is u solemn thought and reflection,
that of the millions of living actors in
thtBO United States in the War of the
Revolution, there is now but one solita
ry 6urvivor. Less than a century will
be suOlcieui to erase every livingtraco,
every participant, in the struggle, and
make it rest entirely upon history und
irauition. Cincinnati LiHuirer.
"We Shall Eat the Fruit."
A blacksmith had in his possession,
but under mortgage, a house and piece
ol land. Like many others, he was
one time fond of the social glass, but
was happily induced by a friend to
join the temperance society. About
three months after he observed his wife
one morning busily employed planting
rose uusnes ana truit trees.
"Mary," said he, "I have owned this
cot lor five years, and yet I have never
known you beiore to improve or orna
ment it in this manner."
"Indeed," replied the smiling wife,
"I had no heart to d it until you guve
tip tho drink, I hud often thought of
it before, but I was persuaded that,
Should I do it, some strangers would
pluck the roses and eat the lruit. Now.
witli f'.n.l'i, 1,1....,;., l.. ...ill I...
n vjvuq LivpmiJ, hub nil. win
ours, and we and our children may
expect to enjoy tho produce. We shall
pluck the roses und eat tho fruit."
CottonTkkuj Lv Mauiinhiy. The
Memphis Appcul spt-uks ol u muchme
invented lor puking cotton, that was
used on the grounds ol Df. Uhonias, of
Chelsea, and says: "The machine is
based on the wagon principle, huvin
two wheels which move the uiachineiy,
cuiisiBung oi iwo cyunuers oi prusiics
in tho front, oue at tho back, and u cyl
indcr of line ,teeth in the center," with
a rcccptado at the buck holding from
three to four hundred pounds of the'
cotton with the seed 88 picked'. The
machino is niado to take two rows, the
animal pulling it passing between the
two rows, and the driver seated high
above the entire works. . .Wo saw the
machino work, and though we dis-
coverall it still lacked many qualities'
which will have to bo added, we loci
sure it will in time bo a success, and
yet crown the iavoutor with glory."
: THE
VOL. 1.
CONSERVATIVE
M'CONNELSVILLE,
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NOVEMBER 30, 18G6.
NO. 18.-
Incidents of the Famine in India.
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Much has been said of the distressing
scenes witnessed in India during the
recent famine, but we have seen no
narrative nioro touching than the fol
lowing, which wo copy from au Eng
lish magazine:
"It is mi Uiissa, bantam and Midna-
poro that the distress wrought by the
famine is lelt in all its intensity. In
theso districts it is supposod that tho
death-rate has been -a thousand a day
for many months; but the number of
thoso who have thus miserably perish
ed by hunger aud disease will never be
accurately ascertained. Vast numbers
have fled from tho districts, Borne to
sleep an eternal sleep by the road-sides
where their untuned bones lie bleach
ing in the scorching sun mute wit
nesses to the blessings of British rule
and others to arrive in Calcutta, bo
emaciated that they appear as though
their skeleton frames were covered
with thin, transparent India rubber.
In tho "City of l'alaccs,' and other
towns whero they have sought refuge,
it is calculated that seventy-five thous
and arc daily fed by public charity,
aue at least double that number, or one
huudred and fifty thousand by private
charity.
"lo sco one ol sheso immense crowds
when the daily distribution of rice
takes place, is u most heart rending
spectacle of utter wretchedness, lu
ouo quarter are thousands of Hindoos,
in another thousands of Musauluieii,
and at a little distance, sheltered by
the ghaut, arc tho women, girls und
hildrcn. Ion can scan tho faces ol
the assembled thousands und sco in
every one of them the same expression
the pinched, despairing, yet resigned
look ol mortal weakness, or of mortal
sicknecss, which tho sight ol lbod sud
denly changes into a hungry, longing,
devouring look thekindot look which
inspires leelings of pity for even a
starving wild animal; butwhich, when
worn by the human countenance, is in
describably painful to behold. Over
ull is the silence ol death; no loud and
noisy laughter, us would be the cuso at
other times; hardly a" sound, savo at
intervals, when some famished wretch
throws up his arms and utters a cry of
wild despair, wrung 'from him by the
enuwing. unappeasible panics of bun
ger. At other places fearful struggles
to got possession of the food take place
and many lives are lost in thesickening
scramble
"Tho picture would not bo complete
did I not add that many of the men
who receive this relief have fled from
their wives and families, leaving them
to tin fate which they themselves havo
escaped. Thushastho misery wrought
l3' tho fumino stamped out the love of
offspring and of homo conspicuous
features m the characters of the people
of India, and nioro especially of tho
Hindoos. Of the women thus deserted
by their natural protectors many touch
ing stories are told by eye witnesses.
For example: A planter was told, that
a womun had died by the road-side,
and that a living child was at her
breast. lie sent out servants who
found the corpse, and the child bo tight-,
ly clasped in the mother's arms, that in
bending it back, stiff and cold, it broke.
Tho pool littlo infant, exhausted by ex
posure and want, died as it was being
released. Another case: A woman,
willi her three children, culled up to
the planter's house just a tiffin was
being cleared away; the remains of the
enrry ar d ri'.o were carried out in the
verandah- und placed before her.
Without attempting to eat, she seated
the three children around the dish,
who speedily devoured its contents;
and, although the mother was wasted
t" a skeleton, mumbling her thanks,
sho turned ' away, grateful that her
offspring had been led, even while she
herself still, hungered, llere is yet
another instance, still more wonderf ul
ly touching in its forgetfulncss of self:
A little girl and her mother were seen
lying under a mango-tree. Both were
faint from J!ingerj they had been trying
to keep life together by feeding
,upod snails, berries and lizards; but
growing weaker duy by dnyp they at
last sunk down under this tree to await
j a lingering death. Some
! was idaced before tlum.
boiled rice
The mother
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was "too weak to raise herself, so, al
though 'the child's eyes Hashed with
hungry gleam,' her little hands, well
filled, firtt sought the mother's mouth,
and not until half the rice was thus
consumed did sho herself eat."
Paint. Some years ho two
cians of the village 'of P ,
t10
in
Statu of Maschuselts, met on the high-
I wav: one of them with a somewhat ru-
bicund fuce, riding in a ricketty old
one-norso wagon, and the other in
handsome carriage, newly painted and
varnished in very good style.
"Doctor," said the first, "I have
more extensive and lucrutive practice
than you," and yet I can't afford to ride
in anything better than this old affair,
while you have us I see, a nice car
riage, unditjiat all painted up anew.
Will you explain to me how this can
be so?
'lOh I certainly," replied the other,
"that s easily done. It don't cost half
us much to paint my carriage .as
does to paint your, fitoe I" .
A Fresh Chicago Mystery-Lady
About to be Married Receives
the Dead Body of an Infant
by Express.
[From the Chicago Times, Nov. 17.]
- an express
wagon wound its way leisurely down
South Clark street, and camo to a halt
in front Of tho Morrison building, situ
ated on the east sido of the said street,
between Washington and Madison
streets. The driver as leisurely dis
mounted from his seat, and taking a
small fourteen by sixteen inchbox from
the vchiclo. he mounted two flights ot
stairs and-stopped before No. 38. He
knocked, and trained admittance, lhe
lady knew him not, and he knew .not
tho lady, but that made no difference;
ho had received orders to deliver tho
property to Mrs. James, room 33, Mor
rison building, and all ho wanted now
was his charges, amounting to seventy-
five cents, which were paid, aifd bow-
ing his adieu, ho camo down stairs,
again mounted his vehicle, and drove
away us leisurely as he camo.
Mrs. James was, of course, in n great
desiro to know tho contents of a box so
mysteriously delivered. Tor a mo
ment she could not surmise who could
have sent the same', but all of a sudden
the mystery was apparently explained.
as she not to be married in a few
days, and who but a lover would pro
tend to use such caution t Jt was, no
doubt, intended for a surpriso, and
magnificent wedding trousseaus danced
before her sparkling eyes. She pro
cured a hatchet, and, with trembling
hands, pried open tho ton. The sight
that was prescuted sprfad ablush over
her fair features. It vas a steel plate
engraving, representing some rude
heathen goddess, in an amorous atti
tude on tho back of a noblo swan, toy
ing in tho waters of a beautiful lake.
That was aurely a strange present for
a lover but she could excuse it in him
in their degenerate days, and she
quietly puts it on one side. Next there
came a layer of straw, which, on being
removed, revealed a glass jar. Ajar.'
What could that contain to require
such extraordinary caution? She
could think of no suitable wedding
present that required a jar, and her
wonder increased. But hold,thero was
a slip of white paper pinned to the top,
and something was written thereon in
a neat, female hand. She read, and a
sickening sensation overcame her; she
lilted the glass jar from the box, and
had barely time to place it on the table,
before sho fell fainting on tho floor.
The noise occasioned by the fall at
tracted the attention of some ladies
lining in the same portion of the build
ing, who, .on entering the room, found
Airs. James in a deep swoon. They at
tempted to revive her, but before this
was accomplished they observed the
contents of the jar, And were hardly
able to take care of themselves. But,
in the course of tunc, Mrs. James re
vived, and the ladies, after regaining
their composure to some extent, at
tempted a more careful examination of
tho contents of the jar ; but the ob
ject was so shocking that they could
scarcely believe their own senses. Ihis
extraordinary disturber of female
composure was tho fatus of a male
child, about seven uionthsold, preserved
in alcohol, and on a slip of paper were
theso words, written in a neat female
hand:
"I am in search of P. Clark. Will my
futuro step-mother tell me where I can
find him ?"
The feelings of Mrs. James can be
imagined when it is stated that this
"P. Clark" is her affianced husband.
After a lengthy consideration of tho
subject, us to what they should do with
the strange and unnatural object, the
ladies concluded to notity the Coroner,
who subsequently took the conteuts of
the jar in his charge.
Tho matter is undergoing a careful
investigation by the authorities, but as
yet the perpetrator of this disgusting
and terrible outrage has not been discovered.
Living in Paris.
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A Paris correspondent writes: "A
gentleman who has a house, between
court and garden, in the iiue Neuve
dus Muthurins, was lately 'cx-propiated'
or Ilaussmuniiissed, and turned out of
his garden. He hud paid JL-10,000 for
the property, and received JL'40,000 for
halt the garden alone. Formerly the
Parisians allowed a tenth of their in-
j come lor house rent; now they calcu
late they must pay half if they wish to
be dectutly lodged. If prices keep on
advancing at this rate. I think a race of
! Arabs, who dwell in tints, will riso
UJ'
in the Tileyard aud in
U....I. ......
the forest ol
tr A Young lady ofthe A una Dick
inson school recently gave a lecture,
in the course ot which she said :
married, young man, aud be
Get
quick
about it, too. Don't wait tor tho
Icnuium, hoping that tho girls may
turn to angels before you trust your-
self with ono of them. A pretty thing
' you'd bo along-side an angel, wouldn
(you you brute? Don't wait another
i day. but right now this very night
sk some nice, industrious girl to go
into partnership with you, to clear
. your pathway of thorns, and plant it
' wi,tb flowers. "
A Youthful Band of Robbers.
Thw pernicious effects upon children
of road ill g dime novels and other liter
ature of the yellow-cover variety havo
lately been illustrated by an occurrence
in this city. A number of young boys
on Perry street and vicinity havo been
in the habit of reading theso trashy,
works to an unusual extent. Ono of
them has expended twelve or fifteen
dollars in the purchase of dime novels
during tbe past summer, and his com
panions have been but little behind
him,. These novels are all of the ex
tremely sensational character, and be
long to the most superficial of their
class. The exploits of burglars, of
higl waymen, ot smugglers, ot murder
ers, of pirates, and of every other blood
thirsty character known to fact and
fiction, make up tho material of the
dime novel to a irreat extent. The
boys Of whom we speak had gorged
themselves with this class of reading so
long that they had contracted a morbid
desire for adventure, which finally
took-practical shapo about two weeks
ago. At that time five or six of them
the oldest about fourteen yours old,
tho 3'oungcst ten organized them
selves into a "baud of robbers," with a
capital ol forty dollars to begin busi
ii ecB with. They proceed to a wild
Cavern, neur BeUlbrd, which they had
selected for their base of operations,
from which they could commit depre
dations upon the surrounding country.
This would enable them to become
practical Dick Turpins and JackShep
ai ds, about whom they had reud in ttie
dime novels. They lived in the cave a
number of days, und during that time
were buy wilu ull sorts ol mischief.
At last their parents found out their
strange hiding-plaCe, and took them
home.
The depredations of the "gang" were
by no lneuus coutined to their residence
iu tho. cave, but had taken place beiore
thatuvent, and have been committed
since. Several -.of them have been
coucht in the act ot burglariously en
ten lit houses. lhe youngest ol me
party has recently been away from his
almost distracted parent for an entire
week, and it was not untillooa of the
"gang" had bceu bribed to disclose his
hiding. place that the little IttUow was
recovered.
We imagine that parents will find
advantageous to supervise the reading
ot their children to a certain extent
Cloveland Plain Dealer.
Broadway Flower Stores.
The New York says:
In walking from the St. Nicholas
Hotel to Madison Square, one cannot
fail to bo struck with the number of
flower stores which have recently been
started. They are all the growth of
few years, and most of them have
sprung up within the past year. Five
or six years ago the business was con
fined to corner stands and hotel steps,
where small bunches of 'violets and
boquets were peddled by children at
rates varying from five cents to a half
dollar. Graduully the demand for
flowers became so general that these
!eddlers could afford to hire basements
or the sale of their goods. Now the
demand is so great and the business so
prosperous, that they are enabled to
occupy handsome stores. There are at
least a dozen of those establishments
scattered all along the upper end of
Broadway, and the peddlers on the
street corners appear tolo a livelier
business than ever. It may seem like
a small business, this retailing of -flowers,
but it is by no means as small as
looks. Haifa dozen of these florists
havo made fortunes in the business,
and we are told of one man on Broad
way who is worth at least $200,000.
The business is a lucrative one in every
respect, and gives employment to
large and industrious cluss of our population.
The Editor and Fortune-Teller.
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A Kentucky editor visited a fortune
teller recently. He makes the follow-
iugrcport of the revelations concerning
his past Hud future :
Thou hast served three years in the
penitentiary for a horse thou didst not
steal. Thou wilt be Governor of the
State, and afterward decline a seat in
the Senate of the United States. A
wealthy young ludy, with blue hair,
auburn eyes, and very beautiful, is now
about to graduate from the House of
Correction, whom thou wilt murry as
soon as thy present wife diest, which
will be at the fourth full of tho next
.noon. Thou wilt become possessed of
this ladv's wealth, and elope with the
wifti ot a. coal-bout engineer. Thou
wilt go to Isew Orleans, and sturt a
keno bank, which will bring thee in
great riches. After an absence of nine
teen years, thou wilt re, urn to thy re
pining wife, lay thy princely fortune at
I lier feet, bo forgiven, and alter raisiuir
! tt family of ninoteenchildren.die happy,
at the age of ninety-nine.
It is understood that Com mo
dore Vanderbilt and other of Morris-
scy's personal friends urge him, now
j that bo has satisfied his ambition by
securing an election, to resign. He is
' now a squaro and honest man, as the
world goes, and thoy fear that if he
spends a session in the House ho will
I become a rascal m Congress goos. '
A Real Blessing to Farmers'
Wives and Daughters.
Yesterday morning wo had the pleas
ure of witnessing the practical working
of the American Cow -Milk ing Machine,
and, in our judgement, based upon
personal observation, wo think it one
of the best inventions to eavo time and
labor now in use. By a very simple
arrangement, the working of a rubber
diaphrsgm under ench leat-cup produ
ces a sudden strong romitting suction,'
like a calf, which draws the milk and
passes it into the center receiver, and
so out iuto the pail. Tho operator sits
up to the cow as usual, places the four
teats in the teat -cups, worksthe handle
slowly buck and forth, and, like four
calves, he milks the cow; like them, lso,
the machine draws and stops drawing
to swallow. At thirty minutes jmst
six A. M., on the occasion referred to,
the machino was applied, and in two
minute tune the milking wasentirely
completed, inclusive of the process
technically known as "stripping.
The subject was a cow entirely unused
to the machine, and yet during the
progress of the experiment the animal
was remarkably quiet and tractable
under tho operator s manipulations.
To those who havo been faiuilliar with
the annoyance which vex our county
women, who havo charge of the dairy,
the results which flowed from the ma
chine were as agrrtable as they were
surprising. Tho unanimous verdict
was las Mrs. Toodles would say) they
are "a good thing to have in the house."
Philadelphia Press.
Price of Lauds in Texas.
it
The Galveston Civilian mentions the
following snles, payable in United
States currency, on twelvo months
credit: Eight hundred seres in the
Brnzos bottom, in Austin County, hav
ing lour hundred acres in cultivation,
ilh comfortable -houses for a family
and laborers, sold to Mr. Byles for
thirty -one dollurs and thirty cents per
acre. This is much above ordinury
cash prices, so far as we are informed,
though tho land is equal to anv in the
State. At the same sale, eighty-eight
acres of Brazos, bottom, iu A tint in
Count, unimproved, sold for six dol
lars per acre. Two thousand five bun
dred seres in McLannan County, east
of the Brazos River, sold for one dollar
and seventy-five cents per acre. A
league (four thousand four hundred
and forty-four acres) of land, iu Bell
and Milam Comities, sold for one
thousand five hundred and ninety
three, dollars. Three hundred and
seventy acres in Uvalde County sold
for one hundred and twelve dollars.
Also, another tract, same sice, same
county, sold for sixty-four dollars.
Napoleon's Health.
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A Paris correspondent writes as
follows:
"Coming back to the fair city from
which I writo,let mo give you an hon
est opinion of the health of Louis Na
poleon, whom it has been given to mo
to see since the return of the court from
Biarritz. Candidly, if I were the agent
of a Philadelphia Atsuranco Office, in
stead of the correspondent of a New
xork journal, his lile is ono I wouldn
like. to accept without exuding a high
premium. Jle looks decidedly broken
up in constitution, and has that ennuye
aspect of a Broad-street broker after a
bad day's business. He is a confirmed
martyr to -diabetes, a disease which
wears out any frame, however strong,
on which it onto fixes itself. The Em
press, too, looks passee; of late years sho
always reminds me of a second-rate
Bowery balletgirl, who has gone in
too extravagantly for rouge and late
suppers. The young Prince. Imperial
does not appear as vigorous us most
American boys of his ago."
Couddn't Bear Pbosperitt. A
good for nothing looking wretch was
brought up charged with drunkenness.
It. was a clear case. The testimony
showed that he had been on a spree
for a wenk. He was asked what he
hud to say for himself.
"Well, yer Honor," said he, "me and
my old woman never did live easy to
gether." ' -
"That's no excuse forgetting drunk,"
said the court.
"You're right, yer Honor, and so
ain't. We used to fight like cats and
dogs together."
Drinking only made it. worse, put
in the court.
"That's true; she discouraged the
life out of me and kept mo poor, until
lust week, when"
"Well, what did sho do last week?"
"She died, yer Honor."
"And you have been drunk ever
since?
"Yes, yer Honor; I never could bear
prosperity."
t The Nowburyportllerald tells
iirnpv rr ta nniv v itiiiipimii rwuiTiin wnrt
i i i . i i ...i
attendod a launch in that city. A sta-
cincr cave wav and let the gentleman
V . 0 .V . .
into the water, tfciore lie was resumed
wig came off and floated away.
When he was pulled out, bald and
drenched, his wife refused to recognize
and besought the crowd that they
would save her husband, pointiLg fiwn-;
tically to a bunch of hair drifting down
T.n ji i. na
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Ibc oftiRsttbatibf.
, Soattewtat Cvra.r f Fsklt M
PUBLISH KD ITEBT FRlDlT
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For ont Jnr, pbit In adnia -
tor lt Mwntlit. payable In iilvtuft - - IBS
t'or nMalh. pjl).t in a"lTnft - - t
I fill HE k KELLY, rubllihtfi. .
Burlesque on Radical Lying.
The New York World publishes tho
following : .' : " i i. . ''.'
We were about to' say that the fol
lowing New Orleans dispatch is copied
t . . 1. V r Vsvxlr T..'.V.... 'I'liot muV
IIUIlllllV'Ci'T VIilWM.... A .... V
bo a mistake, but there . is no internal
evidence of it:
Armed organizations of ex-rebel sol
diers are drilling nightly upon Canal
street. . It is reported that Jeff Duvis
bus escaped from prison and in in com
mand. No Union man dare show him
self on tho streets after sunset. A Vio
lent rebel threatened to pull lown the
Custom house, and hut for tho timely
arrival ol tho Eighteenth Corps, would
have executed his threat. Mayor Mon- .
roe hung himself and then killed his
family, in orvler.ashoaftcrwirds stated,
to avoid the just indignation of Union
citizens. Tim commanding general
takes his meals regularly in spite of
robel threats. It is stated, on good au
thority, that thfl Mississippi river is
undermined. Several rebel cruisers
came up the river yesterday to sco
whether tho reported surrender of the
Confederate authorities was correct.
Being told that it was, they cursed tho
Unitod State Government, and after
taking coal and provisions went down
to Barratiiria. .
Unfortunately the war vessels in port
were unable to get up stoam in time to
overhaul them. Teople here do not
hesitate to speak openly in favor of
President Jolinson and the-Constitu-tion.
One man went bo far as to say
"D n the Radicals."
Tho ex rcbols are in a destitute con
dition, and in some portions of thi city
aro csting their children.
Josh Billings on Owls.
Josh Billings says of owls:
Burds is God's choriesters.
Tew the lion he gavo majesty, tow
the elephant strength, tow thejox cun
ning, and tew the tiger deceit, .uut
to the burds, his pets, ho gave buty
andeohg.
And none so blest as the owl.
The owl is a gumo bin d, he can whip
anything that wears feathers after
dark.
He is a wise burd, and hoots at most
things.
He is a solemn burd, a cross between
a jubtice uv peace and a county super-
visor.
Ho is a stiff burd, and sets up as stiff
as a exclamation point I 1
. He is a luxurious burd, and eeds on
spring chickens. .
He is a long lived burd, and never
was known to tako death natrally.
IIo is a hardy burd, grozo tuff by
bileing. .
He is an honest burd.and alwux shows
an open countenance
IIo is a prompt burd, and satisfixe at
onst his outstanding bill.
He is acomfortublo burd, and alwnz"
sleeps in feathers.
lie is an attentive burd; and durln
tho day can alwuz be found in.
IIo is a festive burd,' and don't ccroe
home till morning.
Thus the owl ia a mistaken emblem
uv Bolitude and sadness, if we dig into
his natur closely, is emphatically one
uv'the boys, and belongs to the club I
Didn't Wish to Insult Her.
it
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uenny anoiner oig ecrew i;joso some
his where. The Prince is plucky and
; sticks close to his wife and her family,
! He avoids Balmoral and Windsor Ca
him, j tie, and, just as the Quoen ia returning
to tho latter; he starts for Ivuasla, to ba
prctioni at the marriage of his aiatar-
The apology w as cool, but it certaip-.
ly should have been satisfactory.
Bill P. "is known all over, and Bill
was at the ball in all his glory. AU
his necetsarios for pleasure were on
hand good music, pretty girls and ex
cellent whisky. Tne evening passed
off rapidly, as it alwaysdoes.nndB.il
had, at about 1 o'clock, became pretty
happy. Stepping up to a young lady,
he requested the pleasure of dancing
with her. Sho replied that she was en
gaged.
"Well," said Bill, "are you engaged
for the next set?"
Dt.. . J -I
ono nam sue was;
"Can I dance with you tho next,"
then?" . . ,
"I am engaged for that also."!"
"Can I dance with you to-nigh.t?rt .t
J , mill DWIILV tatlltttn-J a
"Go to Boston !" said Bill, highly
indiirnnnt. and turned on his heel.
IiVii 1' writ 1 1 at -i m a Imaita r n W
Alter a few moments Bill was ac
costed by the brother of the young
lady, and charged him With insulting
his sister. . ...
Bill denies; but professes himself
willing to apologize if he has done
wrong, ana accordingly stops up tome
young lady, when the lblowing conver
sation ensued : .
"Miss L , I understand I have insult
odyou?" . .
."You have, sir."
"What did I say, Miss L ?
"You told me to go to Boston."'
"Well," said Bill, "I have come to
tell you that you needn't go." v .
Uttf" Tho Prince of Wales has taken
his mother-in-law, the Queen of Den-
mark, to his country-seat at Sandrui-
...l .... oi. . .4 f. Tr;,. u ix A n.
irn ii rmi nun ijii inu illui i o uavn
not yet met, ulthough she has been
' lonir in the country, and there is evi-
. ' 1 .....
in. t j. w i. in nil, mama iai:marr . .. . . . .

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