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A. A. EARLE, PUBLISHER. o oomromiso wn slavery. TERMS, 81,25 IN ADVANCE.
VOLUME 1. IRASBURGH, VERMONT, FRIDAY, MAY2, 1856. YuMBER TsT""
itcrarg Selections.
THE VENOM OP SERPENTS.
BT J. GILMAX, If. D.
There is much in the history and hab
its of the reptile tribes, however repul
sive they may be in appearance, that is
very interesting. Daring a sojourn of
two or three months ia the interior of
Arkansas, which appears to me to be the
paradise of reptiles, I paid some attention
to that branch of natural history called
phiology. I found four distinct varieties
f rattlesnakes (Crotalut), of which the
crotalus kirtlandi are most numerous.
put into a small basket and carried for
ward. In one hour after he was found
dead, and no account of irritation could
excite the least indication of life. Four
hours after, while removing the skin for
preservation, the blood ooced slowly from
the vessels in a dissolved state. No vio-
COLLISION WITH AN ICEBERG
The statement of the young sailor Nye,
the only survivor of the crew of the ship
John Rut! edge, is terribly interesting.
The lad is a native of New Bedford, nine
teen years of age, of olive complexion,
thin and of wiry make, with black hair
lence was done to his snakeship, except! eyeg) and rather jie had just
what he did to himself.
Another moccasin, shot by a pistol
about two inches back of the head, and
skinned immediately, gave decided evi
dence of vitality four hours after being
flayed, by wreathing the body whenever
it was irritated by a scalpel.
A large rattlesnake, beheaded instantly
Ate lormer is ine largesr serpent m norm t wJth a boe wonld &n noop hjJf f
America. The family of moccasin snakes ; Ut 8tr&eat any thing that pinched its
ooiluber) is also quite numerous, mere ( Qf several persons who were testing
being not less than ten varieties, most of ; tnejr firmness of nerve, trying to hold the
which are quite venomous as the rattle- J 4 6teady while the serpent struck at it, j
snake, not one could be found whose hand would
By dissecting great numbers of differ- not recoil in spite of his resolution, and
ent species I learned that the anatomical oneman,a great bully, by-the-by, was
structure of the poisoning apparatus is struck on the naked throat with consider
simikr in all the different varieties of i aole violence by the headless trunk of the
venomous serpents. It consists of a strong serpent, and staggered back, fainted, and
framework of bone, with its appropriate fell from terror. Mr. Stewart, of Miss
muscles in the upper part of the head, issippi, tells me he witnessed a similar
resembling, and being, in fact, a pair of scene once. An old hunter 6hot a ratde
jaws ; but externally to the jaws proper, snake's head off, and after reloading his
and much stronger. To these is attached gun and standing some time, he stooped
by aginglymold articulation, one or more to pull off the rattles, and the bloody but
movable fangs on each side, just at the headless trunk of the snake struck him in
verge of the mouth, capable of being raised the temple, and he fainted and fell down
at pleasure. These fangs are very hard, with terror.
entered upon the career of a sailor. His
exposure in a boat for nine days, almost
without water or food, is one of those ro
mances of the sea which gives snch a hor
ror to shipwrecks. The Rutledge struck
an ieeberjr near the banks of Newfound
land. She was laden with iron, glass and
crockery, and boo ml to New York. We
copy the Tribune's narrative. The sel
fishness of Mrs. Atkinson in seizing upon
all the water in the little boat did not save
her life :
j u Of the thirteen persons in the last
boat, there were four women, one little
girl, five male passengers. Mr. Nye, a
Scotch sailor, and a boat-swain, an Irish
man, whose wife resides in New York.
For the subsistence of these people there
was but one gallon of water, and six or
eight pounds of bread. The mate had
placed a compass in the boat, but his wife,
Mrs. Atkinson, in leaping from the ship,
had broken it. Cast thus helplessly upon
the open sea, among the fogs and mists of
the Bank of New Foundland, and sur
rounded by drifts and icebergs, their pros
pects could hardly have been more
gloomy.
Soon after the boat broke adrift, night
and sharp, and crooked, like the claws of Seven venomous serpents belonging to
a cat, with a hollow lrom the base to near five different species, were made to fra- j came on ; and how it passed can be im
the point I have occasionally seen a thin ternize and dwell amicably in one den.lasrined. As soon as Mrs. Atkinson en-
Silt ot bone divide this hollow, making , a beautiful pair of long-bodied, speckled
two. At their base is found a small sac, snakes, known as king-snakes, and found
containing two or three drops of venom ' t0 fangless, and consequently without
of which resembles thin honey. The sac : venom, were duly installed as members
is so connected with the cavity of the fang of the fam;iy. Some uneasiness was per
during its erection, that a slight upward ceived among tbe older membere but no
pressure forces the venom into the fang attempt was made to destroy the intruders,
at its base, and makes its exit at a small though they migbt bave heea k;Ued in
slit or opening near the point, with con- stanter. Tbe next mornLDg foor of
iderable force; thus it is carried to the ' eDomous serpents were found to have
bottom of any wound made by the fang. ! been destroyed bv the king-snakes, and
Unless the fangs are erected for battle, one was still within their coil, and the two
they lie concealed in the upper part of remaining ones would Jmke nQ effort at
the mouth, sunk between the external ; 6eiMefenoe. A large rattlesnake seemed
and internal jawbones, somewhat hie a stupid and indifferent to his late. Me
penxnite oiacie 6hut np in its handle,
where they are covered by a fold of mem
brane, which encloses them like a sheath ;
this is the vagina dentis. There can be
tered the boat she seized the vessel con
taining the water, and, being a large, ro
bust woman, fought off all who attempted
to drink from it. Nye got only two or
three swallows ; the rest was drank by
herself and the boatswain. What dispo
sition was made of the bread does not ap
pear. The probability is, that there was
no organization among this little party,
but every one looked out for himself.
Having no compass or sign by which to
steer, they did not exert themselves, other
than to keep the boat before the sea. The
sailors were warmly clothed, as was also
airs. Atkinson ; but the passengers for the
most part were scantily attired and suf-
j fered keenly from the cold. Day after
smallest kiug-snake was afterward inocu-1 day dawned only to raise their hopes of
itl -;k tl f ! !, t.. a a :v.
no doubt but these fangs are frequently : penls he destroyed, and died imme-! turned to the bitterness of despair. Thus
uu U1 ""cu, as uie ueau grows A:attA- afWwoWI thnc.onnUt.itlmo .;i tl .l,;l A i,
v uwue l.Utti 1 HhWVVt UUl" Villi V KUZJj n llvli
could not be made to threaten or
warning even with his rattles.
give
The
1 J 1 r
uruauer iu make room ior new ones nearer mnif w .0a-
the verge of the mouth ; for within the j physical force U overcome their fellow-'
vagina dentis of a very Lu ge crotalus hor-) creatare8. i
ridos, I found no less than five fangs on I short? the of a nnmber
each side, in all states of formation the , of experiments performed with the venom
smallest in a half pulpy or cartilaginous I of a gt variety of serpents, seem to lead
etale, the next something harder, the . t0 following conclusions :
third still more perfect, and so on to the ; L That the venom ofall serpents acts
mam, well-set, perfect fang. Each of a poison in a similar manner,
these teeth had a well-defined cavity like ; 2. That the venom of some varieties
the mam one. Three fangs on each side is far more that of
r r t 1 !
lre4uCuuj louna m copper neaas, . Tht t of ,he .u.
known as the cotton-mouth, is the most
ing it. In his delinam ne was most vio
lent. He attempted to throw the oars
overboard, and did succeed in throwing
over the bucket with which they bailed
out the boat. Nye did his best to quiet
him from drinking more sea water ; but
he struck him a severe blow upon the
chin, inflicting a wound which has not yet
healed up. Mrs. Atkinson was also very
violent, and being of a strong constitution
it was a long time before she expired.
Our informant's recollection of events
which occurred about this time is very
indistinct. But from what we could gath
er, on the sixth day there were only him
self, a small woman wrapped in two
blankets, and the, little girl, alive in the
boat. Before the sun set the child died,
and on the day following, the woman
breathed her last. He had strength
to throw the body of the child overboard,
but that of the woman, together with the
bodies of three others, were so coiled up
under the thwarts that h? was unable to
extricate them.
Feeling a strong sense of drowsiness
creeping over him, he fasteied a red shirt
and a shirt to an oar, and aoisted it to
attract any passing vessel, ht coiled him
self up in the stem of the boat and dozed
away the hours. Occasionally he would
rouse himself, and bale out the boat and
then lie down again. He did not sleep,
but the time passed in a kind cf waking
vision. Occasionally he felt light-headed
and began to dream of being at home
in New Bedford with his family. Fear
ing that he, too, might be delirous, he
fought against these influences, and kept
himself awake by various means. At
first the sight of his ghastly companions
caused him much distress, and his mind
became oppressed with gloomy forebod
ings. He resolved to shake these feel
ings off and hope for help even to the
last, thinking it better to go to the next
world with all his senses about him than
to die a raving maniac Thus resolved,
he bore up bravely, and to the end.
On the 28th of Febuary a ship hove
in sight of the lonely boy. He says that
he saw her before those, on board dis
covered him, and he was sure from the
tirst tb.t tiioj wvahl Dick him uo. That
vessel was the packet ship German ia,
Capt. Wood, from Havre, bound to New
York. When Capt. Wood descried the
solitary boat, he ordered one of his own
quarterboaU to be lowered, and sent an
officer to see what it contained. As they
vipers, and others.
The process of robbing serpents of their
venom is easily accomplished by the aid
cf chloroform, a few drops of which stu
pefies them. If, while they are under its in
fluence, they are carefully seized by the
venomous serpent in Arkansas.
4. That the venom of serpents de
stroys all forms of organized life, vegeta
ble as well as animal.
5. That alcohol, if brought in contact
Deck and the vagina dentis held out of the J the T to a certaia eitent &n lulled, and lo ! a brig hove in sight. She
of the little band, a man whose clothes
were quite too thin to shield him from
the bleak weather, sank under the com
bined effects of cold and hunger, and his
body was committed to the deep. Then
a woman died in the arms of her husband
and little daughter, and her corpse was
also silently committed to the deep.
The fourth day came, and with it the
same angry sea, the same leaden sky ; no
ray of hope anywhere visible. The cold
was so intense that it almost froze the mar
row ; and not a drop of water could be
obtained, while only a small quantity of
food remained. Human nature could
not bear up much longer against this ex
posure and privation, when just as they
were about to give up all hopes, the wind
THE PHOLADES.
Ofall animals of the shelly tribe, the
pholades are the most wonderful. These
animals are found in different places ;
sometimes clothed in their proper shell, at
the bottom of the water, sometimes con
cealed in lumps of marly earth, and
sometimes lodged, shell and all, in a body
of the hardest marble. In their proper
shell they assume different figures but
in general they somewhat resemble a
muscle, except that their shell is found
actually composed of five or more pieces,
the small valves serving to close up the
openings left by the irregular meeting of
the two principal shells. But this pene
tration into rocks and their residences
there, make up the most wonderful part
part of their history,
This animal, when divested of its shell
resembles a roundish soft pudding, with
no instrument that seems in the least fit
ted for boring into stone, or even pene
trating the softest substance. It is fur
nished with two teeth, indeed but these
are placed in such a situation as to be in
capable of touching the hollow surface
of its stony dwelling. It also has two
covers to its shell that open and shut at
either end but these are totally unser
viceable to it as a miner. 1 he instru
ment with which it performs all its oper
ations, and buries itself in the hardest
rocks, is only a broad fleshy substance
somewhat resembling a tongue, that is
seen issuing from the bottom of its shell
With this soft, yielding instrument it per
forates the most solid marbles and hav
ing while yet little and young, made its
way, by a verry narrow entrance, into
the stone, it then begins to grow bigger,
and thus to enlarge its apartment.
When it has buried its body in a stone,
it there continues for life at its ease the
sea-water that enters at the little aper
ture supplying it with luxurious plenty.
When the animal has taken too great
a quantity of water, it is seen to spirt it
out of its hole with some violence. Up
on this seemingly thin diet, it quickly
grow3 larger, and soon finds itself under
a necessity of enlarging its shell. The
motion of the pholades is slow beyond
conception its progress keeps pace with
the growth of Its body, and in propor
tion as it becomes larger, it makes its
way further into the rock. When it has
got a certain way re, it turns from its
former direction, and hollows downward,
till at last, when its habitation is completed
lady, Silas gladly accepted the proposi
tion, and leaping from his horse allowed
the old gentleman to mount and make
off with alt his earthly possessions, mon
ey included, without a thought.
Rapidly the hours of Thalaba went
by, while these two young and gifted be
ings pursued their course, quite leisurely
towards their journey's destination.
On arriving at Geneva, Mr. Wright
drove up to the principal tavern, left his
lady, but then for the first time a shade
of anxiety crossed his mind for the safe
ty of his fine horse and his money. He
sent to all the public houses, but could
hear of no such man as described ; he
beat up the quarters of the cashier of the
bank, and learned to bis additional con
cern, that such a man had called at the
bank and endeavored to get some money
changed, which he declined doing, as the
notes he presented were counterfeit!
Our future statesman then came to the
conclusion that he had made a crooked
start in life. About fifty dollars worth
of old furniture, a dilapidated waggon
and a span of worn out old horses, for a
new wardrobe, fine horse and five hun
dred dollars ! Aye ! then there was the
pretty daughter but her, he could not
keep as personal property without her
own consent, and without money he hard
ly wanted a wife. He was at his wit's
end, and had just concluded to make the
best of a bad bargain, when the old man
made his appearance, with horse and
money all safe. It turned out that tbe
money which the cashier bad thought to
be counterfeit was not so, and the mis
take had given the old man the trouble
THE ROAR OF THE LION.
"One of the most striking things con
nected with the lion is his voice, which is
extremely grand, and peculiarly striking.
It consists at times of a low, deep moaning.
repeated five or six times, ending in faint
ly audible sighs ; at other times he startles
the forest with lotiJ, deep-toned, solemn
roars, repeated (he or six times in quick
succession, each increasing (n loudness to
the third or fourth, when his voice dies
away in five or six low, muffled sounds,
very much resembling distant thunder.
At times, and not unfrequently, a troop
may be heard roaring in concert one as
suming the lead, and two, three, ot four,
more regularly taking up their parts, like
persons singing a catch. Like our Scot
tish staffs at the rutting season, they roar
loudest in cold, frosty nights ; but on no
occasions are their voices to be heard in
such perfection, or so in'ensely powerful,
as whea two or three strange troops of
lions approach a fountain to drink nt the
same time. When this occurs, every
member of each troop sounds a bold rear
of defiance at the opposite parties; and
when one roars, all roar together, and each;
seems to vie with his comrades in the m-
tensity and power of his voice. The power
and grandeur of these nocturnal forest
concerts is inconceivably striking and
pleasing to the hunter's ear. The effect,
I may remark, is greatly enhanced when,
the hearer hfipppns to be situated In tha
depths of the forest, at the dead hour of
midnight, unaccompanied by any attend
ant, and ensconced within twenty yards
of the fountain which the surroundio"
troops of lions are approaching. Such
to go some distance to fn 1 an old acquain- ( has been my situation scores of times j
tance who might vouch for his respecta- and though I am allowed to hare a toler
bility in case of trouble, and this occa- j ably good taste tor music, I consider th
sioned his mysterious absence. In the
catches with which I was tWen regaled
terward the wife of the future statesman.
Detroit Advertiser.
sequel, the beautiful daughter became af- j as the sweetest and most natural I ever
heard.
" As a general rule, lions ronr during
the night ; their sighing moans commen
cing as the shades of evening envelope
the forest, and continuing at intervals
i throughout the night. In distant and se-
PHILOSOPHY OF A FROG.
We saw yesterday, says the Peters-
burah Dem't, on Boltingbrook street
lump of solid transparent ice, about ten . eluded regions, however, I have constant
inches thick and wide, in the heart of i ,v heard lhem roaring loudly as late as
approached him poor Nye groaned, For J lhe whole apartment resembles the bowl
Jesus Christ's sake, take me out of this ! ot a tobacco pipe the hole m the shank
boat.' They did take him out, with wo
manly tenderness, and with the boat and
being that by which the animal entered.
But they are not supplied only with
its fearful load in tow, rowed back to the i their 7 habitation they have also a
shin. The vouns sailor was quickly 1 8he11 to protect them but this shell
V . r. r
-mj vj tui mstiaiaut uaa pair oi lorceps, antjdote.
6. That serpents do possess the power
and the fang be erected and gently pressed
apward, the venom will be seen from the
i&ng and dropping from its point It may
of fascinating small animals, and that this
l power is identical with mesmerism.
-vxiu uy a nit or sponge, or , 7. That the bkx)d of 6mall
anght m a vial, or on the point of a lan-; de8troyed the venom of 6erpents, bears
roouing several serpents in a resemblance to that of animals de-
f m7er'":eriwe'e 'IstroyedbyUghtningor hydrocyanic acid;
j-, w -S"' "u ever wnn ;t lose3 it3 power of coagulation
wiv w,, m not long kept from cugaulaOuu.
aa&en.
Daring the process of robbing several
.epeciea of serpents, I inoculated several
Heat expands things, and there
j fore in hot weather tbe days are length-
maU but vigorous and perfectly healthy ened. Moral heat sometimes expand the
vegetables with the point of a lancet well . mind, but they lend not to the lengthening
cnargea wiin venom. 1 ne next aay they of thy days.
were withered and dead, looking as though J
they had been scathed with lightning. In j Col things are used to cure fever, yet
attempting to preserve a few drops of;416 over-coolness of a friend's act will
venom, for future experiments, in a small ' throw thee into a heat
vial with two or three parts of alcohol, it J
- was found in a short time to have lost its e know nothing, and yet it is
venomous properties. But after mixin" ': knowiDS something to know that thou
the venom with aqua ammonia, or spirits ' knowest nolhinS-
cf turpentine, or oil of peppermint, or of
cinnamon, or of cloves, or with nitric or " If thy heart m HiShlaDd3 Jt
sulphuric acid, it still seemed to act with . 53 here"
undiminished energy. It is best preserved
A : . - vt ii
, -. 1 eutu iu uiue saves nme. xx mere-
r:;;L,ir::: i redes
. A very fine, large cotton-mouth snake,
r being captured by putting a shoestring
around him, became excessively ferocious,
striking at even the crack of a small riding
whip. Finding himself a prisoner with
out hope of escape, he turned his deadly
weapon on his own body, striking repeat
edly his well-charged fangs deeply into
fuL, O friend.
t one in thy side, be thank-
8 An insane person may lie to thee,
and yet be innocent, and thou mayest lie
to turn and be praiseworthy. Now all
persons are somewhat insane, bat do
thou beware of lying M a generai mie.
C?" O. how eoad was X-t.. -1.-.
wi Lc-sh. Notwithstanding this he wa3 j placed great rivers near great towns J
was not very far off, and they pulled for
her with might and main. Signals were
also made. For some time they seemed
to gain upon her, but she did not see
them, and the wind freshening, she was
soon out of sight With her went all
hope. A burning thirst fell upon all of
them, and heedless of young Nye's earn
est appeals they fell to drinking salt wa
tcr. This only increased their thirst,
and they drank eagerly and repeatedly of
the fatal fluid. What followed is the old
story of delirium and death. One by one
they grew mad and madder; besought
each other to kill them ; then they dream
ed sitting at sumptuous feasts, and spoke
of the rare dainties which mocked their
grasp ; and the delicious beverages which
they in vain essayed to quaff. At length,
worn out by the intensity of their physi
cal and mental sufferings, they grew
more subdued; and their haggard fea
tures became rigid, their wild eyes as
sumed a glassy look, and their shrunken
forms seemed gradually to subside the
next lurch of the boat tumbled them off
the seats dead !
Such were the sights which yoang Nye
witnessed daily. As they died he threw
their bodies into the sea, as long as his
strength lasted. He says that, although
his thirst was of the most agonizing char
acter, he not only warned his fellow uuffer-
ers against drinking salt water, but showed
them -how he obtained relief by rinsing
his mouth occasionally. They were hope
less and desperate, and would not listen
to him. The boatswaiu grew delirious.
and died within twelve hours after drink
transferred to the comfortable cabin of'
the Germania, and his late companions,
already far gone in decomposition, were
thrown into the sea. The boat was half
full of water, and the bodies washing about
in it had covered the seats and sides with
blood. It is a wooden life boat, about
twenty-five feet long. After being thor
oughly cleaaed, it was hoisted on board
and brought into port.
Under any other treatment than that
which he received on board the Germa
nia,' young Nye would not have lived to
see his hone again. But Capt Wood
and his lady took him into the cabin and
nursed him with paternal tenderness.
His feet were soddened n ith salt water,
and so badly frost bitten up to his knees
that they feared mortification would en
sue. Fortunately there were several
cows on board, and Mrs. Wood made
poultices of bread and milk, and applied
them to his legs with such success that all
danger of mortification is passed. He
was fed in infinitessimal quantities at first
until his stomach became accustomed to
the change ; but now he can eat quite
heartily. His mind is still somewhat be
wildered at times, more especially when
speaking of scenes through which he has
so recently passed ; he has an almost in
fantile fondness for those who wait upon
him, and can scarcely bear them for a
moment to be out of his sight."
Humbolt, who is now past eighty
yeais of age, is said to be as busy as he
ever was in his younger days, completin
his "Cosmos."
Mebe Beactt but a. Shadow.
The rose of Florida, the most beautiful of
flowers, emits no fragrance ; the birds of
Paradise, the most beautiful of birds, give
no song; the o press of Greece, the
finest of trees, yields no fruit
Mathew Lansing used to say:
"If you wish to have a shoe made of du
rable material, you should make the up
per leather of the mouth of an old toper,
for that never lets in water."
grows upon them in the body of the rock,
and seems a very unnecessary addition
to that defence which they have procured
shemselves by art. These shells take
different forms, and are often composed
of different numbers of valves some
times six, sometimes but three some
times the shell resembles a tube with
holes at either end, one for the mouth
and the other for voiding the excrements.
This animal is found in great numbers
at Anconin, in Italy ; it is found along
the shores of Normandy ; and Poictiers,
in France ; it is found also, upon some of
the coasts of Scotland and in general
is considered a very great delicacy at the
tables of the luxurious.
SILAS WRIGHT.
A friend who was an old acquaintance
of the late Hon. Silas Wright, related to
us an anecdote of that distinguished man
which he received from his own lips, and
aa we have never seen it in print, al-
thooh it may have been, we eive it to
our readers :
Mr. Wright left home at an early
age to "seek his fortune," having, by way
of earthly possessions a fine horse, sad
dle and bridle, a pair of saddlebags, a
small stock of clothing, and five hundred
dollars in money, which was in bills and
was deposited in his saddle bags. He
took a western course and in traveling
one day he overtook a man with a wag
gon emigrating. There was nothing par
ticularly attractive at first view in the
person or equipage, but upon a closer in
spection, Mr. Wrhzht discovered the
daughter of the emigrant, a most beau
tiful young lady, refined and intelligent,
They journeyed onward towards Gene
va, chatting cosily together, when sudden
ly the old gentleman recollected that he
wanted to gt his money changed at the
Geneva Bank, and to euaLle him to reach
that place before the close of hank hours,
he proposed that young Wright should
take his seat beside the beautiful daugh
ter and allow him to mount Wright'
horse and hasten forward. Ardent and
which was a large frog nicely frozen up
and looking quite pleasant with a beam
ing eye. The ice was found on the marsh
behind the gas works, and when melted
down, the frog very good humoredly
shook himself, and jumped about quite
lively. We heard a railroad operative
describing the philosophy of the thing
to a friend of his, as follows :
"Ye see," says Mikey, "the poor cra
thur's instinction tow Id it the air was go
ing to be cowld and that frost was goin
to power down red hot, so in it jumps
into the wather to get out of the damp
ness and wraps itself up in n foot square
of the liquid to keep the frostout,as whis
ky wasn't convanient ; which is the cor
rect clothing for any intilligint baste
barrin a Know Nothing to dress his in
tayrior with. And ye know that waiher
is transporous, for it runs into ye at one
end and out ov ye at the other, and nev
er gets into yer head at all; and bo, it
began to snow with a fever hate, and the
cowld pinitrated of the frog through a
foot thick of dry wather, so he shook his
feathers to keep up the circulation of his
blood, which the Haythins call ichor, till
by dint of kicken, with his hands and
toes for devil a leg has a frog or any
nine and ten o'clock on a bright and sunny
morning. In hazy and rainy weather
they are to be heard at every hour in the"
day, but their roar is subdued. It often
happens that when two strange male lions
meet at a fountain, a terrific combat en
sues, which not unfrequently ends in the
death of one of them"
NON SUITING A CREDITOR.
There was a lawyer on Cape Cod, a
long time ago, the only one in those dig
gius' then, and, for ought I know at pres
ent. He was a man well to do in the
world, and, what was somewhat surpris
ing, in a limb of the law, averse to incur
litigation. One day a client came to him
in a violent rage :
"Look a hero, Square," said he, "that
are blasted shoemaker down to the Pig
eon Grove has gone and sued me for the
money for a pair of boots I owe him."
"Did the boots suit you ?"
"Oh yes."
'Why, then, you owe him the money
honestly V
"Course."
"Well, why don't you pay him V
"Why, cause the blasted snob went
and sued me, and I want to keep him out
other natural bipid in Americay he soon !' money if I kin."
got a comfortable warm congealment of I wil1 cost you something-"
ice round him, and there he squatted as I "I dn't care for that How much do
happy and cosy as if he was on Miles' jy" wut to go on with V
soft feather bed which was made out of
hard pocky-pine quills ; and looking for
idl the world like a bame in a sinner's
eye, or like a new ambry tipe picture,
which is the representation of 00 mortal
conceivable thing any way you can take
it So you see the ice conglommcraUid
round about the frog, for he hit on that
plan like an Egyptian mummy to pre
serve himself in ucula teeularum, as the
praist says, till conjaynial times should
come, when pop goes the weazel, and
he'd come out in a blazin perspiration !"
"And was it the frog did all them things
by himself 'f demanded Tady.
"Twas the frog's own natural philoso
phy," answered Mikey.
"The frog 7" said the incredulous Tady.
("ft" A traveler, journeying wwely,
may learn much. Yet much may akto be
learned by him who stays at home.
&T Women obey willingly where they
are commanded kindly.
2" Consult your friend on all thitigs,
especially on those which respect your
self. His counsel may then be useful,
where your own stlf-love miglit iifijuir
half smitten by the charms of the young I pour judgment.
"Oh, ten dollars will do."
"Is that all ? Well here's an X, so go
ahead," and the client went off very well
satisfied with the beginning.
Our lawyer next called on the shoe
maker, and asked what he meant by in
stituting legal proceedings againt M.
"Why," said he, "I know he was able
to pay, and I was terra ined to make him.
That's the long and short of it"
"Well" said the lawyer, he's always
been a good customer to you ; I think
you acted too hastily. There's a trifle to
pay on account of your proceedings, but
I think you had better take those five dol
lars and call it square."
"Certainly, Square, if you say so, and
glad to take it," was the answer.
So the lawyer forked over the V and
kept the other. In a few days his client
came along and atked him how he got on
with his case.
"Capitally," cried the lawyer, "we've
non suited him! Hell never trouble
you."
"Jerusalem ! that's great! I'd rather
gin fifty dollars than had him got the
money for them boots V
CiT Life is a dream, and d a'!
awakening.
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