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HAVING foraiod a copartaerakip, will five
' aroaapt atteatiaa to all haaineaa entreated to
tbair cara ia tkia a ad aarroaadi(OOiiarie." Ot
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UtVws a Xaw auca!' Xoitcitor i Chanctry;
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i all Brofesaianal baainaas aa-
tkolreara, ia thia and, aJjolniof
,BO. 3d. 1BS3. -'- ' mil
9(' ) UlTiuy mmd CaaaaeUor ai Law f '.
rf-VPFlCB ovar Drag Btora ofSampacU At Co. Bual
daa ia thia aad aaighborlac countiea propipt
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to tbair caxa ia thia aad adioiaiaKcooatiea.
piBaaoasoraw of Ha'a aodChurchatreeu,
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aaiaaa.roi.Toa. .l: V' -Joaa a. ja'coaaa,
D. . Aara aiiarouasctors al awi
TWICE oa Maia street, over tha Store of T,
aC. Baahaell, Aahlaad, Aahlaad Coualy.O. .
pgaTaaiaargVl, 1883. ,
aaal, .ki tBlLla Ji: BfJiaL -j ; 1 . : u.
A.rPOEBBy.AT -tATaO and. Juatjca of the
. Paaea, Loo4ooTille, Aabland,;outvtT,tWo,;:,
Borembor 34, 1853. , . ' 26tf
rmctitUutr of MeHtfnt mud Bvrgrry, i
-Ww ILL (ira prompt aiteai:oa to all call ia
if hia profeaaioa.
HHayeTille, July 6, 18M. aiagj !
PFICK eppoalte P.' J. Kiaaera Store, Main
niriwii affkiana Aakianil coaatT. Uai.
Aahl.. .
M , 1. A.. CHASt:,!, f'.f.:
OFFICE, adjoiauig MilliagtoaUlirug Store
oppoaite P. at 'I. Ruaer'a (tore. ,,.f..,
,laadpna 19th, 1845 48U ....
0B, WH. JONES, .-..?. a.
Of tka lmif (. a.JVaaHctas,
Hi VISG localadia kfugglaa to waabip, Aahlaad
CoaatT, Ohio, offer hia proteaaiaaal aarvicea
totbo pablic (eaerallv- Particular alUntioa paid
to Chroaic rtiaaaaea. RheaniatiaBi, Liver and Lung
eoaaplaiBta, old Soraa,-atc.,-Caacars. Kcbirroua
aad -Caacerea Tamora removed without tka
2-alpJ fT paaaf . May 3. IBM. aSOU
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BM.,;r.- J. COWAll,: ,
eil r. JaTwrnavilka, Asblaad coaaty, Ohio.
March Sctk. ...-- . . .441
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Aahladr. Ohio'. '.r.'ii.voty '-Deo . 1833. '
. WVTCa ABO CLOCK MA KiK, FostOf--'ftca-MuihHnr.
Main street. Aabland,
lOhio. Gala aad -Fan a, aad a choice
laLJvariatT of Jawalrr. kaat coataaatly oa
tfi- JfOTOBtbar SM, 18S3. Mtf
T if.
IfoolT once thechoriat ofthe mora
' Had acattef eJ Irbm ila wheel the twilight
daa ...
, Bat onto the onlratginabM aaaj '
Flatbed god-lit through perennial oloadt for
lorn, .sBij if - -J .
Aad ahowB aa Beaoty for a tnoroent bom.
If ttaly once blind ejea bad aeea the pring-
l Waking amid tho triumphavof naidnooa "
.7Bat oaoa fc4 aeoai lorely aammer booa
Pata b in atate like a fall rated king, ,: :
What time the aaamorM woodlanda laogh and
laLroaily oac deaf eart bad beard tb joy ' "
: Of the wild bird or morainf breexea blowing,
" OaiUer roaataiaa from tbair carera Bowiag,
Or the deep voiced river rolliag by,
Thai night eternal (allea from the eky. -
r;i i- '.j ;-. i i-z'l' r-:. . v -, ;
Ifealy oace weird time had rent assnader,
. The curtain bv the'elouda, and, shown nt
.. .. j Night .i :
Cli mbiog into lb awlol infinite,
Those ataira whose step are worlds, above and
(Mi. I nndor . i ;
Glory oa glory, wonder opon wonder ! . ,
The Lightning lit the' earthquake on hi way
The eovra-a tanadar spoken to the world ;
The rclm-wide banner of tha wind an far I'd, '
Earth-priaoned fire Vote tooae Into the day;
Or the great aaia awoke, .then slept for aye ! -
' ' ' , ,
Ah ! aoYe tha heart ot Mia, too trogiy tried
; By god-like preaencea ao vast aad fair, .
i Withering with dread, or aick with lore's
; ! despair,,, j ,., : : '
Had wept forever, and to Beavea cried j ;
Oratruck with ligbtaiagaof delight had died j.
fiat He, tboagh beir of Immortality,
With mortal doat too feeble for the aignt,
Draw through a veil God'a overwhelming
jight, .. , ; ' . ' " '' "..
Uaa arma the Sonl anon there moveth by,
A more majestic angel and we die !
'From the Cinciaaati Dollar Time.) '"
Here might a Tell hi Switzerland renew.
Or Tyrol peasant cease to aiag of home ;
Aad7 tha bold coantrymea of Roderick Dha, : -From
scene ao genial never seek to roam, -
Chocoetja's Cliff is the name of a tall
grey crag in the interior of one of the
New JSngland States. .The Bourround-
fcng country is noted lor its wuo and pic
tareaqtie scenery, and there is scarcely a
hill or Btreain, tnat nas not its little ro
mance or vague legend, il ere lionee
and; VVhaUey, the ejoicd .bpglish judges,
had for a Ion? time a, secret home -re
garded by the people with superstitious
reverenee.-: iierer in a aarn , cavern,
waa shot the preat snotted catamount.
which desolatep the sheep-folds, and car-
ried ofl several children of the first set
tlers. The Pisqnatorjrtta-Indians made
the wide valley camping ground, and
the --' great rock is - stm pointed out
where-- their council-fire was wont to
blase: From 'the bald: peak near-by,
Chocerua pronounced his bitter curse on
the pale-faces, ere he leaped to the bro
ken1 rock-paved abyss that gapes - below.
Of thia last circumstance we will make a
short sketch, f 'nil J . - . , . .
Donald M'Kensie dwelt with his wife
and. two children near the shore-of Loch
Lommond, in Bonnie Scotland.'7 He
was an intelligent, educated man, brave,
and possessing that restless and indomi
table .spirit that the Highlander . seems
to inherit from the associations .about
his mountain home, tie took a promi
Dent' part in the political troubles of his
country opposed the btuarts, and there
fore, Charles II oh ascending the throne.
placed M'Kenzre'd name' on. the list of
traitors nienVhose bodies were, on. the
first' convenient occasion, to be ." short-
tened by a head." 1 This became known
tn the old Ttartizan. and he at fivat do-
termined to stay and. meet his fate like
a man who held bisprinciples dearer
than life. . Bat the love for his -family,
for his wife, who had shared his hopes
and ' fears, and his son and daughter
looking to him for instruction and .coun
sel, made him' resolve to seek an asylum
in what was then the wilds of America.
A few families from' his neighborhood
joined him, and they secretly and sadly
embarked. '''-We "shall- not dwell on the
scene of parting from tf e old homestead
that for half a century had been in the
hands of their family, or how from the
deck they watched old Scotia's .coast
fading from their lingering eyes; and
how weeks ' after, they- gazed wistfully
oyer the wintry sea to catch the outline
of the American shore--a land of toler
ation and freedom.' '' . ' Jj'.'.Tt
They landed, and hesr'ug thajt gome
of their countrymen wero settled a few
miles in the interior, the adventurers at
once joined them; They were delighted
with the -country, so much like their own
dear land, Mountains,, hills, foaming
streams and sweet lakes, were all around.
Mr. M'Elenzie built hia log cabin, in a
grove ..qf ta' 1 maples, near a bubbling
brook, and aided by his son Allan, clear
ed away the forest for his new wheat
field.' ftJ: " '-- claizi
i " Why, father," sa?d sweet Nelly, " if
we can only make the heather and the
bide bells grow here, it ' will be almost
like home !" Bat the heather,, that
bloomed so fragrant on their natiye bills,
would not thrive where the winters were
so severe, ' and thej simple people'Trept
when the fact became apparent, so Tjaf
do the . Highlanders , hold that - little
At this period there wss peace, Ce
tween the . New England Indians and
tho whites, and though the savages often
, !
vimted the settlers thev never evinced
other than kindly feelings, and'were al
ways treated with confidence and re
ar.net: A short distance from the new
cabin, lived Chocorua. with a few of his
poeple. lie was a cniei 01 greas influ
ence am oner his tribe, and had either
war or peace at his command. He vis
ited tbe M'Kenzies often, always briDg
ing hia little sbiij" a lad some nine or ten
years pl3, " im, and being kindly
treated,' a warm friendship soon com
menced between the dusky boy and gay
Nellv. the "Tale Flower " as the In
dians called her. . ."
' The voune native was a bright, hand
some lad. with the keen eve and firm
tread of his father, and the old sachem
looked "upon his bov with all that hope
and affection that the proudest "king
would cherish for the heir of his scepter
and renown. It was some time before
Nellv M'Kenzie could overcome her
fear of Indians ; she had heard in her
own land, so many tales of their bar
barity, faithlessness aQ cruelty, that she
was at first frightened at the name even
of'savaees." JSut her lather and motn
er. and her brother Allan who was, to
be sure, almost a man ovmcine no
alarm, she at length began to lose her
shyness and terror. And when Choco
rua came to her father's, leading his son,
so near her own age, so handsome in his
gay Indian dress, she really thought
that after all, they were very clever peo
nle. - ' : :L- ' ' :
" Jfale nower," said tne cnier, tnia ia
. . . h' . 1enfAt
hit son. bis name is UK-nan-ioo, wnion
means Young Hawk' in our language
he loves the pale faces for they have
dealt tustlv with us.
Nellv shrunk back behind her stal
wart father, as the boy held out to her
beautiful fan, made of 'gay- leathers,
and ornamented with beads and tiny
shells. Bat a few words from her
mother encouraged the little girl, and
she timidly held out her hand for the
temntinir offering. Chocorua smiled,
and when Mrs. M'Kenzie took from her
daughter's neck a string of red coral
beads and ' tied them around the ' dark
throat of Ok-nah-loo, the old chiefs eyes
snarkled with pleasure and pride. Nel
ly soon began to regard her new friend
with affut.inn anrl RTarflv B dav TtaSS-
ed bat what the two children played to
gether before the cottage door,
- Well did tne sx xvenzies Know me im-
- . . . . . ,r,Tr - , it. "
portanee of preserving a friendly feeling
with their : red neighbors. .They knew
the Indian disposition, that it was with
them warm friendship or deadly hate,
and so by word and deed they strove to
avoid anything likely to give offence.
The first vear of their new- world life
passed awav. and thev were becoming re
eoneiled to their forest home. ' If the
heather would not bloom around the
cabin, the blue bells would, and many
flower seeds they had planted sprung up
and bore brighter blossoms than they did
under the shadow of old len Lommono.
Alln was going back to the old country
in October, to bring some ot tneir rela
tives,, and also one who was very dear to
him, who was waiting hopefully at her
father s Louse in the highlands. Allan
had promised to come for her as soon as
possible, and she. happy and trusting in
his promise, worked gaily at hex -loom,
singing, "The Land of the West," or
some old ballad she knew. Allan loved
to hear. ..',..
But in September an event occurred
that brought desolation on the M'Ken
zie family and plunged the settlers of
the country into all the perils of an In
dian war. ,.It was a pleasant afternoon
in the latter part of the month, that Ok-nah-loo
and Nelly had strayed a few
rods from the cottage into the cool shade
of the ancient forest.. ' Here the young
Indian amused his companion by shoot
ing with his bow and arrow the gaudy
forest flowers from their stems, or, climb
ing the young trees, he plucked the ripe
grapes from creeping vines that wove
themselves among -the branches" At
last he found, growing in a little hollow,
a bunch of dark blue berries; he gath
ered them and eating a portion gave the
remainder to his companion. As Nelly
was admiring the' round plump fruit,
however,- Ok-nah-loo suddenly made her
understand that they were not good
that they were bitter; so the child tossed,
her berries one by one into the air in a
playful rnuuci, and then, j Mned the
wild lad to chase a young bird that just
then fluttered from a branch above them.
An" hour or more slipped away, when
suddenly the Indian boy was seized with
fiddiness and pain. ' He cried out that
e was siek, that his head was dizzy, that
he could not walk, and sank panting on
a mossy knoll. "Nelly," frightened, ran
hastily to. the cabin for help ; the boy
was carried in, and Mr. M'Kenzie and
his wife done all that experience could
suggest or affection prompt, to relieve
his suffering. -It was useless; he died
in a few hours, and sorrowfully were the
tidings sent to the chieftain's lodge.
Chosorua came in grief and anger to the
pottage. His suspicious mind suggested
his son-'l)ad been purposely poisoned;
and the explanations of Mr. M'Kenzie,
the grief and tears of the mother and
child, had no effect on his untamed spirr
it. He believed his son had been de?
stroyed by the white parents, tha, he
might not gain too strong a hold in the
heart of their only daughter. He : told
them this,, and the blood of Donald
M'Kenzie was, aroused ; with an angry
voice he bade the sachem begone, and
reproached him bitterly for bis cruel
suspicions.;., Chocorua, . wifh . his dead
child in his arms, departed, with threats
of vengeance before the snow fell on the
. . . , i . . .
grave of the hope ot his declining uie.
' There was fear anq sorrow in tne
house of the Scots 'that night.1 They
expected jthe vengeance of the chief,
though -they were -conscious ot their
good faith and innocence, ?. ," Well," said
the father, " the Lord's wijl.be done,
we most dffend our lives." '"
But father, will the Indians kill us
now?." asked Nelly, w-th tearlul eyes,
and a face nale as the ashes oft-the
hearth. ' -i ' ' .
."I do not know, my child, but' we
must not let them do it unresistingly,"
he answered. ' '
So he and Allan made ready their
muskets and claymores, and the keen
dirks that had done bloody work in "ma
ny a1 border fray with the hated Low-
landers, years before; and word was
sent 'to their distant neighbors to be
ready with their arms for any; sudden
omi-nxTr i f
viuvt J .
A month passed watchfully away, yet
nothing had been Been or heard of Uho-
corua or any of his people. The settlers
began to hope that the chief had repent
ed of his rage, and wouM . never; harm
them., ' But it was not. so. - Although
the main body of the savages had gone
to their autumn hunting grounds, Cho
corua remained. Day after day he had
larked about the dwelling of his former
f - 1 . - r- ... .
inenas, waiting xor an opportunity to
satisfy his revenge. He knew the M'Ken
zies, - father' and son, were brave and
well armed, and would fight until death,
Jout the time at length came,
. Mr. M'Kenzie and Allan had so far
relaxed their vigilance, as to venture out
to gather a little held of corn, not more
than fifty rods from ' their dwelling.
mi i i ii .
xney naa tneir arms, and tney cast eve
ry few moments anxious glances toward
their cabin door, as they hastened with
their labor. Chocorua had seen them
depart, and slowly and cautiously he ap
proached the rear of the house. Then,"
seizing a favorable opportunity he leap.
eorthrough an open . window tomahawk
in hand; a few moments sufficed for his
bloody purpose, and scattering' fire
brands about the room he fled swiftly
to the forest."' The two laborers had
just completed their work, '' when turn-
V . 1 ii . t- A a
mg us eyes towards tne camn, Aiian
saw the black smoke streaming from its
door and windows.' " Father 1 father!
our house is on fire!" he cried. - and
away both sprang to the rescue. The
horrid truth burst upon them as they
neared the blazing cabin, and they reach
ed it just in time to secure the dead bod
ies of Mrs. M Kenzie and her daugh
ter from the roaring fire, ;': - -
".Now, Allan," said the father,, after
they had placed the . last turf on . the
grave in the shadow of a great elm near
by, " get your muskqt and we will go
fojrour neighbors; we must be on the
track ol that aTtnrdercrjs" soon 4ur - possi
The next morning, Donald M'Kenzie
with a band of resolute men, started for
the mountains in search of Chocorua.'
The chief expected this, and with a band
of warriors he formed aq ambush for
the whites. But the settlers were too
wary; they attacked the Indians, who,
after a short conflict fled in all directions.
The two M'Kenzies followed the chief
tain ; he fled swiftly, but they pursued
like panthers on the trace of blood, un
til the savage, hard pressed, began to
cumb a great clitt that overlooked the
whole valley.' His pursuers followed,
until . they could . command him with
their muskets, then the elder M'Kenzie
called out
" Chocorau, murderer ! leap from the
rock or die 1"
Chocorau's life came from the Great
Spirit, and he will not throw it away for
a pale face," replied the sachem. 1 .
" Then hear the thunder of the white
man's weapon," cried M'Kenzie, level
ing his weapon.
I he savage had an indefinable fear of
hre-arms that had never been overcome,
and when he saw the fearful weapon
pointed toward him, he covered his face
with his hands and fell trembling on his
knees. A loud report echoed from rock
to rock, Chocorua fell upon his face
rose up, and staggering, - pressed his
hand to his side from which - the blood
was bubbling slowly. '
Leap, now, or 1 fire ! called Allan,
in a loud voice.
Just then, from a black cloud that
was spreading over the . valley,- came a
broad flash of lightning, succeeded by a
roll of low, threatening thunder. The
wounded savage started, walked firmly
to the edge of the cliff, he stretched
forth his hands and with a voice husky
with the throes of death howled forth a
dreadful curse :
The master . of life calls - Chocorua!
he comes ! he obeys the thunder I Curse
on the pale-faces 1, May, the lightning
blast themL . May he curse them when
the storm roars and the earth rocks!
They killed Chocorua's son when his
life was budding and peace was on the
land! Wind, and fire destroy their
crops! May the Evil Spirit breathe
death into their cattle ! May their
graves He in the red man's war-path !
The wolf and panther fatten on their
bones 1 ' - Eagles pick out the eyes of
their children f Chocorua goes to the
bright hunting-grounds : his curse rests
on the white v men !" And then with a
shrill whoop, he sprang from the rock
into the dark abyss below. - -.
Uut his curse did stay on the 'settle
ment, and it is a fact that the town has
never prospered. A ' hurricane swept
over it once: a mysterious malady affects
the cattle, and manv believe that these
afflictions are caused by the Chieftain's
Curse, , ' K-. '
'; Arab ; PRpvBRBS.-4rListen, . if . ',you
ould learn. Be silent, if you . would
be safe. Inquire about your neighbor,
before you build, and your - companion,
before yotj traveL rTh'e firgt of widoni
is the fear of God. The world is car
rion, and its followers dogs. Poverty
without debt is independence. Long
experience, makes large wit. The eliig.
garct becomes a stranger tb 'God, and an
acquaintance with indegence. By six
qualities may. a fool be known: Anger
without cause, speech without profit,
change without motive, inquiry without
an object putting trust in. a stranger,
and wanting capacity to discriminate be
tween a friend and foe. Travels in
Turkey, ' ' ' ' ' "
; (' Splendid day ! , We'll have quite
a turn out There's nothing like sun
shine to draw an audience. - - It's better
than all the popular preachers that
were ever born. Oh 1 thcr.'s my mem
orandum book s I'd like to have for
gotten it, and if them directions hadn't
been tended to, most like I should have
lost my place. . . Let's see. Takes out
a memorandum and reads :J
" By orders of Judge R., the woman
who squints and eat s crandaman seeds
is not to be put in the seat in front of
. " Uy order ot Squire IS., the young
man who ogles his daughter and wears
plaid pants, is to be put somewhere on
the other side of the church.
" By order of the wealthy Miss Pru
dence prim, the young man whose clothes
smell of cigars and brandy, shall be set
behind her. . r - - -
"The request of Mr. A-
, a me
chanic, that strangers be not shown into
his pew to be attended to if conveni
"Quite a ehapter, anyhow. But peo
pie are beginning to streak in.- There's
two young women waiting. Common
sort of folks, I guess, gentility don't
come quite so early as this. ' Have a
seat marm.' She with a bow, ' If bu
please, sir.' No matter, politeness is a
cheap article, it don't cost nothing. So
here goes the two women into one of the
back pews. . Here's two more birds of
the same feather; woolen shawls, straw
bonnets and cotten gloves ; . wall pew,
second from the door; good enough in
all conscience.
Ah ! there's a bride. Satin velvet,
and white kids ; fine broadcloth and
white vest. Shall I have the pleasure
of showing yourself and lady some seats ?
They must have some first rate seats,
for they are evidently somebody. . What
a ainerence there is in loiks :
"Now there's a dressmaker and a
school mistress, nobodies. Back ses
good enough. Two young lawyers
somebodies ; X must find a seat in the
middle aisle. A broken-down minister,
coat rather seedy, cravat rather coarse
nobody side aisle, bix fashionable
boarding-school girls, somebodies mid
dle aisle, if possible. Rouged cheeks,
but a splendid silk cloak, somebody
middle aisle. An apprentice boy, de
cent looking, but a nobody side aisle.
Who 11 say 1 ain't a judge ot human
nature?- Don't I know who a man is
it.. ? ' r- t ? . .j- ' y - - .
tne minute j. see uiiu ; gmd
" Now there's one of our seedy coateoJl
old fellows coming. Don't I set hiin
down as a nobody, and won't he be glad
to get any kind of a seat ? I'll show
folks that I understand my business.
Have a seat, sir ?
" Confound my ill. luck. Just as 1
was patting him. into one of the poorest
saats in the house, along comes Judge
ii., who spying him. comes up and says
he, " Ah, how dy'e do, Governor B ?
Take a seat with me, sir ; my wife will
rejoice toT meet you." . Shaking hands
with the seedy coat he looked daggers at
me, and I'll bet a fourpence I've lost
my place. Who'd have thought that
the old fellow was an ex-Governor. But
that comes of looking as meek as a
school master, and dressing like a wood
sawyer ! Why don't folks, as ought to,
hold up their heads and be somebody.
Boston Truj Flag.
A correspondent, of the New York
Times, writing from Texas, communi
cates the following interesting items con
cerning " Old San Jacinto :"
" Traveling the entire territory of
Texas, excepting a small part of Eastern
Texas, one hears but little about old
Sam but what is highly denunciatory ;
but when the votes are taken, he don't
lack friends. I would wager that he
could hardly be elected constable, judg
ing from hearing people talk, lou
know the result when the trial comes.
After all, there are probably few' but
who have a sort of pride in the estimation
in which the heor of San Jacintio is held
at a distance. : He now lives at the town
of Independence, twelve miles from the
Kio Uraaos, on a little larm, in a log
cabin with but four rooms, plainly, even
cheaply furnished. When at home sit
ting in a rawhide-seat chair, he entertains
like, or with the ease of, an old English
gentleman, the plainness of the frontiers
man, retaining some of the habits of the
Cherokee. He talks with great freedom
of his traducers, professing to utterly
despise their malignity. He has only
enough slaves for servants. His table
for breakfast has bacon, sometimes eggs,
corn bread, hominy, and coffee ; dinner,
ditto with greens ; supper, ditto without
greens. ;.
" I judge his wife an intellectual wo
man, a church member, with plain hab
its, . and is a good mother. They are
both frugal to a degree. They have six
children, all in good health, five girls
and one boy, not one of whom L as had a
shoe on its foot during the last winter,
and they are as hearty as Camanches.
Mra H. manages the farm and instructs
the children. Though having no partic
ular way of making mo ey, and having
been poor a few years ago, he has hus
banded some twelve thousand dollars,
mostly from his pay and mileage as a
Senator in Congress. . lie lives a long
way from the Capital There are soores
qf tales touching, his credit and business
. i - , i . . rr . i .1
transactions, wnicn mignt encct uuier
men not ' old Sam ,' He sports a huge
mustach, drinks no whisky, but continues
his usual gallantries to the qth.r sex.
He reads his papers and writes his own
letters on a fine table in the open gallery."
EST" Sambo, whar you get dat watch
you wear, to meetin' last Sunday ? "..
; " How you know 1 had a watch? "
: Becase I seed de chane hanging out
the pocket in front," ......
''Go way niggee 1 , Spose you se a
halter round my neck you tink dar
horse inside ob me ? "
Some weeks ago, it was stated in the
Day ISo k that there was a case on the
calendar of the court, which, if brought
to trial, would show how some men have
made money in a disgraceful business
yet they were respectable appearance in
society. Since then we have heard noth
ing more of the case or the trial ; but
presume the matter has been settled.
The wealthiest party could hardly.afford
to have it come to trial ; lest the - public
would learn how he obtained his wealth.
The suit was between the keeper of a
house of ill-tame and a proprietor of
large furniture establishment ; one of the
most extensive and wealthiest in the city.
One of the proprietors, we are informed
is an officer in one of the Collegiate
churches in this city. Be that as it may
both belong to what is snobbishly termed
the upper ten circle. They are rich live
in elegant mansions, give fashionable par
ties, and their wives and daughters flut
ter in costly silks and laces, and are
therefore, "highly respectable." Little
does the world think, and little does it
care, that these mansions are furnished
and these elegant dresses are purchased
by the same means that the .Palace of
Mirrors and the gaudy decor ted houses
in Mercer street are. The fruits Of pros
titution and - debauchery, "enable the
keepers and inmates of these - dazzling
dens of infamy to furnish their houses
magnificently, and to dress elegantly.
The same fruits have made the furniture
establishments great, and their dwellings
paiaces. .. .
Did this firm sell their furniture to
the keepers of these houses as they do
to other people, out and out, at a profit,
the business would be legitimate, and no
one would censure them; but they do
not do any such thing. - They hire the
houses, paint them up, decorate them,
make them attractive and furnish them
throughout; then they get women to take
them as houses of prostitution.' The
business is done of course, in the name
of the woman who keeps the house, att
a chattel mortgage is taken on all the
the furniture as security for the capital
furnished by these men.
They had, on the first of January, no
less than thirteen chattel mortgages on
furniture in houses of this description.
In one instance, they wrote on to Balti
more to a woman, onering to get a house
for her, and furnish it, it she would re
move her establishment from' that city
to this; thus offering evidently a pre-;
nuum on the bussmess. : They , do not
seem to be satisfied with the partnership
or interest of a dozen establishments,
but must send to a neighboring city for
women to come on here and . join them
in their enterprises ! . People tave won
dered how some of these women could
get up such splendid establishment in so
short a time, and ask when and from whom
the capital to fit up' places so gorgeous
ly comes from. It is furnished, i-cader,
by the proprietors of this cobinet , ware
house. N. Y. Day Book.
One cold winter evening a knot of vil
lage worthies were convened around the
stove of a country store, in a Western
town, warming their fingers by the stove
pipe, and telling stories and -cracking
jokes. The schoolmaster, the black
smith, and the barber, and the constable,
and the storekeeper, and the clerk, all
were there. .
After they had drunk, cider and
smoked cigars to their hearts' oontent,
and when all the current topics of the
day had been exhausted, the schoolmas
ter proposed 'a new kind of game to re:
lieve the monotony of the. evening.-rs
Each one was to propound a riddle to
his neighbors ; and whoever should ask
a question that he himself could not
so've, was to pay the cider reckoning for
the entire party. - -
The idea took at once and the school
master, "by virtue of his offiee," called
on Dick D , whom most folks thought
a fool, and a few a knave, to put the first
" Wal, neighbors," said Dick drawling
out his words, and .looking ineffably dull
and stupid, " You'vo seen where squirrels
dig their holes, haven t you i Can any
of you tell me the reason why they never
throw out any dirt ? " -'
This was a " poser ; " and . even the
"master" had to "give it up."
It now devolved on Dick to explain :
" The reason is," said Dick, " that
they first' begin at the bottom of the
hole ! "
"Stop ! stop ! " cried the schoolmaster,
startled out of all prudence by so mon
strous an assertion; " Pray, how does the
squirrel get there?" "
" Ah master," replied the cunning
fool . " that's a question of your own
asking ! " '
The result had not been anticipated.
The " school-master was abroad " at that
particular juncture !
Bite of a Rattle Snake Read.
We happen to . know something about
this, and can suggest an effectual reme
dy. We mean alcoholic liquor. The
philosophy of it is simply this : ' The
venom of a serpent is a powerful seda
tive, which it requires" powerful stima
lents to counteract. We once saved the
life of a valuable domestic by giving him
in the absence or any. other liquor J a
whole bottle of alcohol, in doses of half
a tumbler at a time. . It was only when
he drank the last portion that intoxica
tion showed itself, so powerful was the
sedative action of the poison!," ' Once
make a man who has - been bitten by a
venemous reptile drunk, and the victory
is achieved, From that moment he is
safe; and the sore may be treated as an
ordinary. 'and slight flesh wound. iV.
Q. Crescent. 1 -
JJ5"A young lady,, at breakfast,.ask;
ed gentleman to hand her the '.' hen
fruit;'? indicating a plate of eggs. ' jhe
gentleman suggested'' Shanghai berries"
as a more fastidious term.
- - . , . r
Oh! watch yoa well by daylight .'
By daylight yon may lear ;
:. But keep no watch in darkness . . '
r;. For angelt then are near; .
' ' For heaven and sense bestowelh.
Oar walking lite to keep; ' ;
But tender mercy ahnweth, '
'.To guard us in our sleep.
Then watch you well by daylight
By daylight yoa may fear,
Butkeep no watch in darkness
For angola then are near.-
Oh, watch you well in pleasure ; ;
'' For pleasure oft betrays,
But keep no' watch in sorrow, ' '
When joy withdraws it rayi
For in the hour of sorrow,
, A in the darkness drear, -
. r J '' .
To heaven entrust the sorrow,
For the angels then are near ';
. Oh, watch you well by daylight - -i
. - By daylight yon may fear, . : j -But
keep no walch in darkness ;
The angels then are near. ,
Here is a graphic picture of country life
as experienced by the farmers in the good
old days that have now passed away for
ever. It is from The , 'Albany Stat-:
Register, and is . redolent of fields and
forests, of fire-side enjoyments and home-
born delights. It will be read with pleas
ure by niany a New Englander in far-
off lands, and will awaken within him
floods of feeling and affection, and cause
to come, rushing through the chambers
of his niemory, thoughts that long have
slumbered. ' But read:-
There are memories that come cluster
ing about these "boys," these "pippins,"
and "the orchard." - Do you remember
the old Uider Mill, friend Margins, and
the old horse as he traveled round and
round, moving with a slow and dignified
tread, "hitched" to the long lever that
turned the wooden mill, that crushed the
apples into puminioe.' Do you remem
ber the great " cheese " in its bandage of
straw beneath the press, and how, when
tho great screws were turned in the mas
sive gallows shaped frame, the rich juice
ot the apple came gushing out and run
ning into the great tub placed to receive
it ( Vo you remem ber how, with a straw
the urchins, as they came along on their
way home from school, filled themselves
with sweet cider from the bung of the
barrel ? Do you remember how, in the
long winter nights, you sat around the
fire place wherein logs were blazing, and
how the pitcher of cider, and the platter
of doughnuts, were placed upon the old
cherry table that sat but in the middle of
the kitchen, and how you helped yourself
to the cider and the doughnuts, and how'
happy each one was, as he. sat with his
pewter mug of cider in one hand and. a
doughnut in the other, beforo that old-
fashioned kitchen " 'fire-place ? Those
were pleasant times. ' But they are
memories now. And the apple parings
or "bees," as they were called, when the
young men and maidens came together to
pare apples, and talk and laugh and play
1 1 i i - j 1 j .i .
oiu jasuiuueu piays, ana Bay son tnings
to one another, and eat pumpkin pies and
be happy, after the fashion of the country
people when you and I were youDg.
Primitive times those wero friend Mar
gins, and our proud daughters and city
dames would turn up their noses hugely
were they to be present at an old fash
ioned apple-bee, such as they used to
have out' in old Steuben, when the coun
try was new, and the fashions were prima
tive. . , - ,
We remember when we were young,
there was a favoite tree in our father's
orchard, which bore choice winter apples.
lt was called the pig tree: becauso it was
the largest in the orchard. The fruit
of this tree was always left until the last
and was gathered with great care. There
was a worthless fellow living ; in the
neighborhood, : who one year coveted a
portion of the fruit on the " big tree ,"
and was not deterred from its acquisition
by the divine commandment" Thou
shalt not steal " A quantity of the ap
ples disappeared one night, and the tracks
of whoever stole them had a strange re
semblance to those made by the beelless
boots of a dishonest neighbor. . There
were two inscperable friends Qn the old
homestead in their early days, the one
a " colored gentleman " by the name of
Shadrach, who came to our father's pos
session in payment for a. debt, and who
ran away regularly two or three times a
year, and then as regularly ran back again
just as' his master began to indulge the
hope that he had got rid of him tor good.
The other was a great dog, half mastiff
and half bull, of a noble presence and a
fearless courage. Drive and Shadrach
wero inseparable. They worked and
played together- slept together in the
same loft, and . Shadrach nevor ate a j
meal while the . dog lived, at least . at j
home, without sharing it with - his
canine friend. He would talk with Drive
for hours, when they were alone, although
the dog didn't say much himself, yet
Shadrach said a good many things, and !
laid down and argued oat a great many
queer propositions, against which Drive
uttered not a word of dissent.
One chilly night in October, Shadrach
and Drive had been out along the corn
fields on an unsuccessful coon hunt.- On
their return the dog dashed off through
the orchard, and in a minute or two com
menced barking, and Shadrach of course
supposed he had traced a coon on one of
the fruit trees.. ; -Now Shadrach .had an
abiding faith in spiritual manifestations,
and gtood in mortal fear of " the gentle
man in black," and all manner of spooks
4 generat: - Upon arriving t" "' the big
tree, "by the loot Qf which l"me sat,
and joking op among the branches, he
saw there in the darkness a great ."black
object, with something like - Br winding
sheet iu his hand. Shadrach's hair be
gan to curl as he looked, and holloing;
" Seek him !" to Drive, broke like a quar
ter nag for the house. . He broke breath
lessly into the kitchen, exclaiming,
" Massa, Massa ! Drive got de debblet
in de big apple tree. " ;
"What, is that, you wooly-pated rhl
noceros?" replied Jiis master.
" Drive got do debble treed on da big
apple tree, repeated the nagrb.
A torch was lighted, .and upon
going into the orchard, there sat our , v
thieving neighbor amoDg the branch
es, with a bag half filled with the Coveted
fruit.. Our father said not a word to
him, but after giving Shadrach certain
directions, returned quietly to the house.
Old Shadrach laid his jacket down by j
the roots of the apple tree) and ordering ;
Drive, to watch it, said to the -occupant- j
of the tree. .. " Look hea, you -brack tief
you come down, and Drive eat your head
off sartain. - Ugly dog dat ' Eat a whiter ; j
tief up like a coon, sure. - Roost up dare r
like a turkey, . yah! yah !". Shadracbrl
went to his loft, and laid himself quietly
away. When the day broke,, there was, -the
thief in the tree, and there was Drive ' 4
watching him. When the sun rose they
were there. . The negro gave Drive s hi , J
breakfast, and left his . jacket ' and- tha',
man in' the tree to watch. Our father , !
and the " boys, " of whom we Svere bne. :
went to husking corn in the orchard.-1--'
Ten o'clock came, and there waa the dog' f
at the roots and the man perched among ;
the branches of the f big apple tree. ", f
The horn Bounded for dinner, and when.'
we returned the two were : there stilL -' '
The thief called beseeching to ohr fath-.
er to let him come down.. ' , " Well, " wa-i
the reply, "why don't . you come down?"
" This infernal dog will eat me up if J, j
do, "said the thief.-"Very likely, " .
was the calm rejoinder, and we went cm ;
husking the corn, j Once, or twice., tho4B
occupant of the apple tree, after coaxing-, i
and flattering the dog, attempted to rde- . j
scend, but Driver's ivory warned hiin 6C' '
his peril, and. went, back to his perch.
There never was another human being J '
in such ecstacies all the day as waa that -
negro. Yah ! yah ! he would break, oil i
in an uncontrolable cachination,' and .. 1
then roll and halloo, and yah 1 yah!.''
among the orn-stalks until yoa could ;
hear him a mile. The sun went down j x ;
behind the hills, and there still were thai
thief and the dog." We all went to' sup-; i
per, and in the twilight of evening,; leT'1 -pity
tb the famished and frightene
prit, the dog was withdrawn, and he waiv 1 '
permitted to slink away home. He aey-'
er stole apples again or. anything else?;,
from our father while Driver ana old. ' ;
Shadrach remained on the farm. ' ' 1 ' j
Speaking of bed bugs, a friend of ,
ours who 'put up at the Kalamazoo. 1
House, tells the following, , 'strong one."
" Yoa see I went to bed: pretty falfr
fired used up, after a hull day on the old , ;
road before the plank was laid, . calkala-
tin upon a gouu snooze. . oai, just as. ,
the shivers begun to ease of, I - kinder-' 1
felt sumthin' tryin' to pull off my shirt t
and diggin' their feet into the .small of
of mv back to get a good hold.- I wig-.;r
gled and twisted and puckered all noy
use kept a goin' like all sin. ' 11 ine by-
got up and struck a light to look 'round; -1
a spell found about a peck of bed bugs ;
scattered aroun' and more droppin' : off
my shirt and runnln down my legs ever ... ,
minnet; ' Swept off a place on the floor 'v
shook out a quilt, lay down and kivered1
up for a nap. No use-mounted right on -' '
tome, like a parselofrats on & meal ,
tub dug a holo in tha kiver-lid, .and
crawled through and gave me' fits' for
tryin': to hide.; Got up again; went down " 'r
stairs and got the slush bucket from the '
wagon. Brought it up and made a circle ,',,
of tar on the floor got on the inside and,
felt comfortable that time anyhow.
Left the light burning and watched :
em. " .'
" See ''em get together and hive a camp . T
meeting 'bout it, and then they went off ;
in a squad, with an old grey headed . he s
one, at the top, right up the wall, out on
the ceiling till they got to the right spot '
and dropped right plump into my face. t
Fact by. thunder. , . . '
"Well, I swept 'em up again. and
made a circle of tar on ceiling too.- ,(
Thought I had them foul, that time; bat '..
I swan to man, if they didn't pall straws
out of the bed, and built a regular bridge
over it!" ; - - ;; j.
Seeirg an incredible expression, on --.i
our visage, he clinched the story thus ; ; r
"its so, whether you believe it or-
not, and some of 'em wa'ked across on '
stilts '.' Bed bugs are curious ' critters. '
and no mistake; 'especially the Kalama-. '
zoo kind." GrandRiver Eagle. V., . 1
Bltjcher. When old Blucher. was in, 11
England he was invited to Oxford, to
have a doctor's degree conferred upon .
him. The fierce dragoon was as much .
amused as delighted at the idea of the hon-.
or, and introducing another Prnsian gen-" '
eral, who had been his righfr hand maiv ''
in all his campaigns, observed in broker
English to the vice-chancellor. 1 Sir, ET - ' I
I am a doctor, this is my . apothecary.. ;
But the veterh 'made a better hit than, .'.
that, before the day was over. - At an '
evening party given on the occasion.
among others present was a lady, of whom
it was sometimes whispered that she did 1
not belong to a temperance society. -v-
W e dare say this was all malice, but .on r , .
this evening it did unfortunately happen "'
that she waa in high spirits. .- ' , ; 1
" Who is that lady ?" said. Blucher.
fixing his eye upon her. -
,f That is Miss Sparkle t the daughter
qi one ot our canons,' was the - answer;
at which the shocking old Field-Marshal- v
thundred forth, with a roaring laugh
" Ji.' canon's -daughter J BvJ Jove, I"
bought so, she looks so very well char gab.
lha charge wai( probaply grape.

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