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J. AltTHI'U Kit WIN, P. M.
Cumberland Presbyter! in church—
On Main street. Service* every fourth
Sunday at 10 o’clock a. m. and S.1, o’clock p.
in. All are invited. II. SMITH, Pastor.
Baptist Church—on Main street. Ser
A ices every third Sabbath. A11 are invited
to attend. Ucv. W. W. Crawford, Pastor.
Methodist Church South—every socoud
Sabbath. All are invited to attend.
Kev. W. .1. DODSON, Pastor.
Methodist Episcopal Church.—Every
first Sunday at li o'clock a.
m. and at 71, o'clock p. in. AH are invited.
(4 ltev. ENOCH JONES, Pastor.
Sl'N DAk SCHOOL at the Presbyterian
church every Sabbath at k o'cleek a. in. .
All children and parents are respectfully
invited to attend.
It. J. W1LSON, Superintendent.
CHKI8TIAS < Hi BCH.—Klder J. 11. Dalton,
preaches every second Lord’s day in each
month, and Saturday night before, at the
Prairie Grove church, one mile cast ol
M A so ns—Meet on Main fltreel on
the list and third Saturday* in each
Month. J. W . Uu8*ell, XV. M. J. II.
Knvin Seo.’ty. _
I. O. C. T.
Meet every Wednesday night of each
week. J. Mr. llu*sc*U, XX. L. T. J. F.
Munday. Secretary. _
Governor, A. II. GARLAND '
Secretary of State, II. II. BLAV Lit*' |
\uditor,' Min. It. MIKl.KR*
Treasurer. I'. J* ‘ ID R*. 1GLL.. !
Attoruev General, s- P ID GIIKS
i i>m*r. ‘State land*,.. N. SMITHIKK.
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Clerk of Chancery Poin t, A. U.■ )) * / •
Adjutant General, \ H. mood.
« hief Justice,.*•- II. hNGl.lsll.
Associate*, XX. M. Harrison, and David
Walker. __
t 5th Judicial District._
i oniposed *>f the counties of Pope, John
M.n, Franklin, < ruwford, .Sebastian, Surlier
i ircuit. Judge,.W. \V. \NSFIKKD.
J'io*. Alt’y.,.LI. II * hits.
4th Senatorial Dist._
Senator.PH AS. K. TOHKY.
Representative, .N. I). SHINN.
sheriff.. PKTTV.
i l. rk, . A. J. IIA VLI88.
< ounty Judge, FRANK THAI 11.
Assessor* G. M . O. DAVIS.
Treasurer, S. R* PARKKlt.
» nnior ... JN’o. P. LANGFORD.
Su.veyor, ... ...IAS. I. Poll’s.
, M«,or. .U. W. ( LEAVER.
Kwnnicr....•... IL. F. WHITE.
'I rea»uit*..I NO. A - KHM IN.
Mreet t ouinii**ioner,. . JAS. W. Kl SSLLL.
ioMnMar.hul.i.C H KKR.
By thf? Shore of the lliver,
Through the gray willows the black winds
arc blowing,
Here on the shore, with its driftwood Mid
Over the river the lillies are growing.
Bathed In the sunshine of orient lands;
Over the river, the wide, dark river,
spring time and summer are bioomi ng for
Here, all alone on the rooks, I am sitting,
fitting and waiting—my comrades all gone
shadows of mystpvy drearily flitting
Over the surf with its sorrowful moan;
Oxer the river, the strange, cold river.
Wife and children and friends are around
Labor and rest were as wings to my soul;
Honor and love were the laurels that crown
ed me.
Little I recked how the dark waters roll;
But the deep river, the gray misty river,
All that I lived for was taken forever.
Silently came a black boat o’er the billows;
Stealthily grated the keel on the sand;
Hustling footsteps were heard through the
There the dark boatman stood, waving his
Whispering, “I came o’er the shadowy
she who is dearest must leave thee for
Suns that were brightest, and skies that
were bluest.
Darkened and paled in the message he bore;
Year after year went the fondest, the truest,
Following the beckoning hand to the shore}
Down to the river, the cold, grim river,
Over whose waters they vanished forever.
Yet not in visions of grief have I wandered,
Still have 1 toiled, though my ardors have
Labor is manhood; and life is but squan
Dreaming vague dreams of the future alone;
Yet from the tides of the mystical river,
Voices of spirits are whispering ever.
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Till the dark boatman, with soft muffled oar,
Glides o'er the waves and 1 hear the keel
s«»e the dim beckoning hau4 ou the shore,
Wafting me over the welcoming river
To gardens and homes that are shining for
March 31st, 1875.
A Groat Swimmer.
Captain Boynton, the American
who jumped from au oceau steam
ship oft-the coast of Ireland, and
swam thirty miles during one of
the most terrific gales of the sea
son, has been giving some very
successful exhibitions of his swim
ming dress upon the Thames.
Vast crowds of people liue the
banks of the river every time that
lie appears, and watch with the
greatest interest his movements
in the water. The other day he
went down to Wapping Old Stairs
and put on his swimming clothes,
consisting of an India-rubber suit
iu two parts—one covering thc!
chest, arms and back of the head;
the other the legs and feet. This
is put ou over an ordinary suit.
After being adjusted the parts are
inflated by four tubes, and when
full of air the wearer steps into
the water without the slightest
fear. Captain Boynton raised his
flag, ate his lunch, read a book,
blew a horn, aud went through a
variety of performances, to the
great delight of the crowds assem
bled upon London Bridge and
along the banks of the river. At
Temple Stairs lie came out for a
moment's rest, without showing
any symptoms of fatigue, and
soon after plunged in again and
started for Putney. The success
of this swimming dress has been
clearly established.
Destruction to Matches.
The Paris correspondent of the
London Daily News writes: I
have just been shown a similar
apparatus which will probably
sweep away ere long the match
trade. It is called the electrical
tinder-box, and it is small enough I
to be carried in a cigar case. On
opening this box, you see a plat
inum wire stretched across.
Touching a spring, the wire red
dens sufficiently to light a cigar.
At will you can introduce into a
tiny sconce a mesh of cotton
steeped in spirits of wine or petro
leum, which, taking fire, does ser
vice as a veilleuse, or nurse’s
lamp. The hidden agency which
heats the wire is a very small
electrical battery, set in action by
the touching of the spring. The
trade price of the electrical tinder
box will be half a franc, or five
pence. Its inventor promises that
it will be an economical substitute
for the lucifer /natch. This ap
paratus may, perhaps, derange
the budget, which depends for a
a heavy sum upon the match tax
and monopoly.
Barbarous Mexicans.
The Texas Frontier Undergo
ing Pillage and Devasta
tion by Mexican Ban
Where’s Sheridan?
Galveston, Texas, March 27.—
The special dated Corpus
Chrlsti, Texas, March 27th say:
A band of Mexicans came within
seven miles of town, robbed sev
eral stores and houses, and took
a large number of Americans pris
oners, among them Judge Gilpin,
formerly a member of the legisla
ture, and two women. They
compelled the captives to wralk in
front of them till they were ex
hausted and then mounted them
on bareback horses and hurried
them off. They robbed and
burned the postofflee at Nueces,
ami robbed and took prisoner one
mail rider. Texans have gone in
pursuit. A fight was reported
near Banquette. One Mexican
and two Americans were killed.
All accept four of the prisoners
escaped; nothing has been heard
of them. Business is suspended,
and the citizens are under arms
guarding the town.
Information received from Los
Almas, Nueces county, say:
Throughout the entire region be
tween here and the Rio Grande,
lawless bands from Mexico are
continually raiding through the
count}-, robbing, murdering citi
zens and driving stock across the
river. They have become ro dar
ing of late that nearly all travel
ou the highways has ceased
Even stockmen are deterred from
hunting their cattle and horses,
through fear of falling into the
hands of these ruffians. At pres
ent there seems to be a concerted
movement on the part of the vil
lains to clean out all the white
men within striking distance of
the Rio Grande, a distance of fif
ty to seventy-five miles, and even
farther, where ingress and egress
can Ire safely effected. To this
end they have been crossing the
river in small bodies for the past
week, and it is estimated that
there are now on Texas soil at
least three hundred armed ban
dits. Rumor has it that several
Americans, near the river, have
been murdered by them.
Rumor comes in that the Amer
icans have cleaned out a compa
ny or two of negro soldiers at San
Luis, on the Rio Grande, about
forty miles below Rio Grande
City. A number of armed men
were seen hovering near that
A number of Mexicans reside
here, but we can’t depend on them
for assistance in a contest in which
their countrymen are engaged.
Nearly the entire Rio Grande
frontier of Texas—embracing a
belt of from fifty to one hundred
miles in width—is inhabited
mostly by' Mexicans; many of
whom though taking no active
part in the forays of the thieves,
yet sympathize with and give
them secret aid and comfort.
An Unpleasant Bide.
The morning train from the
West, on the Baltimore and Ohio !
Railroad, stops at the Relay
House daily for breakfast. Among
the passengers on this train re
cently was a bridal party, the
principals of which had attracted
not a little attention by their bil
ling and cooing. After refreshing
themselves at the breakfast table, |
the bride and groom went out on j
the depot platform and looked ;
around. The bride was suddenly
seized with a desire to ride to Bal
timore on the locomotive; the
newly-made husband endeavored
by argument to deter her from
such a rash proceeding, but he
failed most utterly. The newly
made wife, as in most contests
where language is power, came ofl'j
victorious, she having by her su
perior volubility, succeeded in
convincing her husband that it
was extremely right and exceed
ingly proper for a wife to have her
i own way, and ride on n dozen on i
gines if she desired to do so.
The lady was placed in the en
gine cab, but as there was no
room for the husband, he was
compelled to take a seat in one of
the cars where he remained during
the remainder of the journey in
no very enviable state of mind.
The result of the “chin music”
that had passed between himself
and, wife made him unhappy, and
he considered it very ominous; so
much so, indeed, that all his
dreams of connubial felicity were
transformed and he felt in his
heart of hearts that in all similar
contests during life the superior
ity of his wife’s tongue would
carry her to the front with flying
colors. While the unhappy hus
band was meditating on the re
markable change matrimony
makes in feminine humanity, the
wife was seated in the cab, half
blind with flying cinders, covered
with ashes and soot, and altogeth
er a more miserable specimen
than the newly-married woman
who had a few moments before
been fortunate enough to tame
her husband could not be found.
The rattling and jolting of the
engine, as it dashed along at the
rate of forty miles an hour, shook
up the lady so effectually, that be
fore the train reached Mount
Clare, she became very sick, and
the engineer was compelled to
carry her into the tender. When
it. . i • .1 _ 1 _ .1 !..i. r't
Uib UIUIU UUOl 1VU 111 liV/ V'HlllUVil
Station, the husband jumped off
and ran to the locomotive, where
he found his wilful wife seated
recklessly on a lump of coal in the
tender. Her eyes were filled with
small pieces of cinders, her
clothes were begrimed with smoke
and soot, and she was very sick.
The meeting between the husband
and wife is snid to have been very
affectionate, and a carriage hav
ing been procured, she was lifted
down and out of the tender. The
train hands seemed to enjoy the la
dy’s Unhappy condition very
much, and evidently considered
the whole ' thing a huge joke.
The lady was taken to the Kutaw
House, and, judging from her con
dition, she will not want to ride
on iui open engine for some time
to come.
Is There .Such a Thing as Spon
taneous Combustion.
Most of our readers will remem
ber that Captain Marryat, in the
opening chapters of his novel,
“Jacob Faithful,” makes the
mother of the hero to perish bv
strange and alleged catastrophe—
the presumed fate of certain
drunkards, and In which the
body supposed to be impregnated
with alcohol, of itself becomes ig
nited, and slowly burns away.
The occurrence of spontaneous
(•nmViiiutSnn lina Lmn ilnninrl Ki*
Casper, the eminent German mod
ieo jurist; and Chussaignol, of
Paris, similarly denies its exist
ence. Spontaneous combustion
was first noticed in 1692; and,
since then the few cases which
have been recorded described the
phenomena us consisting in the
presence of a blue lambent fiumc,
of a peculiar odor, and of inllainu
ble gases. Various experiments
convinced the above named French
savant that the tissues, though
steeped in alcohol, have no power
of spontaneous ignition and com
bustion, and that, in all probabili
ty, the phenomena ascribed to this
cause have no existence. Certain
it is that the phenomena and
symptoms have never been de
scribed, even in cases where com
bustion was alleged to take place,
with that accuracy and prima
facie appearance of correctness
which we expect to find in scien
tific and medical literature.
Ida < 'lure is married. 1 declare,
who to?
In (Canadian cities beggars make
quite a living by picking up ears
which have frozen and dropped
off, and returning them to their
rightful owners.
“What time is it?” asked one
passenger of another in a Detroit
depot the other day. “Ten miu
utes to wait,” was the answer, us
the man looked up at the time
New Regulations for Redemp
Washington, March, 29.—The
treasurer of the United States will
soon issue a circular amending
the regulation governing the re
demption of United States curren
cy, so that in cose of mutilation
deduction will be made in propor
tiunf d*the part missing. In the
case of legal tender notes if less
than one-tenth of the original
proportion of the note is missing,
the mutilation will be disregard
ed, if one-tenth is missing one
tenth of its value will be deduct
ed; if more than one-tenth and
less than one-iiftk is missing, one
fifth of its value will be deducted
and so on, reckoning by tenths,
but no note of which less than
one-half of the original is present
ed, will be redeemed without ev
idence that the missing portion is
totally destroyed. The same rule
will be applied to mutilated frac
tional currencjT, with the substi
. tution of one-fifth for one-tenth.
The amended regulations will
take effect May 1st, next
| “Best Things.”—The best the
ology—a pure and benificent life.
The best philosophj-—a conten
ted mind.
The best law—the golden rule.
rri. ~ _a :—
Tne best statesmanship—self
The best medicine—cheerful
ness and temperance.
The best art—painting a smile
upon the brow of childhood.
The best science—extracting
sunshine from a cloudy way.
The best war—to war against I
one's >weakness. . -- -—J
The best music—the laughter of
an innocent child
The best journalism—printing j
the true and the beautiful only,!
on memory’s tablet.
The best telegraphing—flash
ing a ray of sunshine into a gloo
my heart.
The best biography—the life
which writes charity in the
largest letters.
The best Mathematics—that!
which doubles the most joys and j
divides the most sorrows.
The best navigation—steering;
clear of the lacerating rocks of
personal contention.
The best diplomacy—effecting
a treaty of peace with one’s own ;
The best engineering—build- j
ing a bridge of faith over the river
of death.
German Frugality.
No stranger can reside in Ger-1
iiinnv fnr nnv lonirtli /it* t imn hii/1
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form even a moderate acquaint
ance with the citizens without be- j
coming impressed by the content
ment, frugality and union usually
reigning in the German domestic
circle. The family of many a
man doing a large business and j
moving in society of the highest
respectability often occupy but i
one floor, and every room is fur :
nished with great simplicity. One j
seldom observes a disposition t<>
occupy a whole house. .Just
enough room to satisfy every re
quirement, and they are generally
much smaller than Americans arc
accustomed to, are all that are de
sired. A man’s business may in
crease every year, and yet lie does
not seem to be troubled with the
thought of getting out of his mod
est apartments into larger ones, I
or buying a house for its entire
The disposition on the increase
of wealth, to enter a more arista ;
cratic circle by buying a stately
mansion on a fashionable street,
beautifying it with costly furni
ture, giving great, entertainments,
and appearing every afternoon
with a grand equipage, is not a
part of the German’s character. 1 f
he indulged in these luxuries on
anything less than a fortune, the
presumption is that either he or I
his wife has been to America. j
The llrst thing a wealthy Ger
man thinks of, unless his tastes
elevate him quite above material
pleasures, is ta store his cellar j
with wines of the oldest vintages,
and to surround himself with mi:
abundance of servants.
First English Printed Books.
—According to most authorities
the first book was printed in
England, in the year 1474, by one
William Caxton, who acquired
the art- Germany. Strange to
say, this was a book on “The
Game of Chess,” but Caxton af
terward brought out over sixty
different books, being himself not
only a printer, but an author and
translator. In the churchwar
den’s books of St. Margaret’s par
ish, his death is thus recorded:
“1491. Item, atte bureying of
William Caxton for iiii torches,
vjs viijd. Item, for the belle atte
same burreying, vjd.”
Not an extravagant bill for so
useful a man.
The first book printed in Amer
ica was printed in Mexico, in 15
36, but the oldest American book
now extant is found in the libra
ry of the Cathedral of Toledo, and
was issued from this same Mexi
can press in 1540.
The first book printed bj' the
colonies of New England was the
Bay Psalm Book, issued at Cam
bridge, in 1640, and the first
newspaper in America was the
Boston News Letter, in 1704.
This paper was regularly pub
lished for seventy-two years.
Leaning over a garden fence,
were two gossipers, and as we
passed one of them remarked:
xuuersou, sours you live
there’s going to be a slit in our
Farmer Studs has sold his cel
ebrated bull, the “Forty-first
Grand Duke of Jimsonweeds,”
for $10,000. He took his pay in
two calves, valued at $5,000 each.
Mr. Beecher thinks the wicked
est thing in the world is to thump
a child on the head. This is un
doubtedly true. The best way to
punish a child is to pour hot bees
wax down its back.
When a Connecticut deacon
nudged a somnolent worshiper
with the contribution box, the
sleepy individual awoke partially,
smiled, murmured. “I don’t
smoke!” aud dropped off again.
“I swear,” said a gentleman to
his mistress, “you are a very hand
some.” “Pooh!” said the lady,
“so you would say if you did not
think so.” “And so you would
think,” answered he, “though I
should not say so”
All the Candor of Youth—Aunt
Bella (who has just read aloud
“The Burial of Sir John Moore.”)
—“Now, then, which of the verses
do you like the best?” Jack
(with alacrity)—“O: I know—
■Few and short were the prayers
we said.’ ”
“Why, Ichnbod, I thought you
got married mor’n a year ago.”
“Well, Aunt Jerush, it was lulked
of, but 1 found out that the girl
and all her folks were opposed to
it, and so I just give 'em all the
mitten and let the thing drop.
Old gentleman (having had to
pay twice)—“But I’m positive I
handed you the money. It may
probably have dropped down the
slit in the door!” Conductor—
"Slit in the door! Well 'taint
likely I’m going to turn the bus
upside down for sixpence!”
A Promising Pupil according
to Punch.—Mistress—“how docs
your brother get on in New York,
Parker?” Lady’s Maid—“very
well, indeed, mti am thank you.
lie’s only been there three months,
and lie’s already beginning to
speak the language beautiful.”
“I see very little of you,” said
an old gentleman at a ball to a j
young lady whom he had not met
in a long time before. “I know
it.” was the artless reply, “but
mother wouldn’t allow me to wear
a very low necked dress to night,
the weather is so cold.”
Judge (to intelligent juryman)
—“would you convict a man on
circuinstancial evidence?” “1
ilunuo wot dat is, Jedge.” “Well,
what do yon think it is?” “Well,
cordin' to my judgement, larcum
stanshil is ’bout dis: Kf one man
shoots an udder 'an kills him, he
orter be hung for It. Kf ho don,t
kill him, ho orter to go to the
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The Actors in the Yinelnnd
Personally, Mr. Landis is tal!
and slender, with a quick, nervous
manner, bright black eyes, hair
and whiskers tinged with gray,
and a gentlemanly manner. He
is an energetic, earnest man, rath
er sensitive ttr#fliofcle. Although
long resting under the imputation
of being an impractical dreamer,
he has shown by the great work
he has accomplished that he is a
man of practical genius and re
markable perseverance and exec
utive ability. He is greatly re
spected among the colonists; but
for five or six years past there has
been a gradually increasing part}'
of malcontents In Yineland, called
the independents, whose members
arc jealous of the influence which
Mr. Landis still claims to exercise.
Their policy is that, while they
were perfectly willing to submit
to his lead when the colony was
in its infancy, they have now
grown strong enough for self gov.
erument. Some few of them ac
cuse Mr. Landis of reserve and
haughtiness and are evidently his
bitter enemies. Among this more
violent class—which is also rep
. 1 * 1 T .1 • *1
I UoCil tvU »71* lie iiUUUlO oiuv —
there is the greatest antagonism,
and personal abuse of the most
violent character is freely ex
changed. It was this independ
ent party (and possibly the most
vindictive section of it) that Mr.
Carruth and his newspaper, the
Independent, represented, and for
three years past the editor has
made constant annoying allusions
to Mr. Landis in the columns of
his journal. Few of them were
abusive, their prevailing spirit
being that of ridicule and “chaff.”
Mrs. Landis was often referred to
in these articles, though her name
was not mentioned, and this was
especially galling to Mr. Landis.
He frequently consulted lawyers
as to suing Mr. Carruth for slan
j der, but none of the attacks came
within the libel law of the Stale,
which is very lax. It was this
continued course on the part of
Mr. Carruth, and not anj- one par
ticular article, that precipitated
the terrible crime which has just
occurred. Without this explana
tion it would not be understood
how the ridiculous and silly arti
cle which the Independent printed
on the morning of the shooting
could have caused Landis to make
the assault
Mr. CarnitU was born in Pliar-1
salia, .Madison county, Now York,
in May, 1825. Alter his gradua
tion at Hamilton College, he re
moved to Uerlin, Wis., where he
studied law. He practised his|
profession for some years, occa
sionally writing for the papers,
but never making that a calling
until within recent years. About
six years ago Mr. Garruth remov
ed to Vineland with his family,
purchasing a ten acre homestead. !
Four or five years since he began ;
writing for the Independent, which
was then owned by William Tay
lor. He became identified with
the independent party and a lead
er of this faction, and three years
ago purchased the newspaper to
which he had been contributing.
He made it the organ of the inde
pendents, filled it with satirical
flings at Mr. Landis, seldom men
tioning him by nam but always
plainly indicating who was meant
by a nickname. Mrs. Landis and i
his children were also noticed by j
him in the snme spirit, and this;
was particularly rasping to Mr.
Landis. Carruth always declared i
that he bore no ill-will to I.andis,!
but merely desired to make his
paper sell. He is generally spoken
of as a very genial, pleasant man.!1
He was a robust, strong man and -
comes ol a very hardy stock. It
is owing to this strength of con
stitution, doubtless, that the
wound has not killed him before
this. lie has a wife and live chi! ■
dren. If Mr. Landis hail not been
a rather peculiar man income I
respects, leading him to do tilings'
rendering him susceptible to ridi
cule, and a very sensitive man
withal, this tragedy would never
have taken place.
A Model Lawyer.
“Squire Johnson” was a model
lawyer, as the following anecdote
will evince:
Mr. Jones once rushed into the
Squire’s office in a great passion.
“That infernal scoundrel of a cob
bler, Smith, has sued me, Mr.
J ohtioon TRW for oil nr*
I owe him for a pair of boots!”
“Then you owe him the five
“To be sure I do; but he has
gone and sued me—sued me!”
“Then why don’t 3'ou pay him,
if you owe him?”
“Because he’s sued me; and
when a man does that, I’ll never
pay him till it costs him more than
he gets. I want you to make it
cost him all you can.”
“But it will cost you something,
“I don’t care for that; what do
y< u charge to begin with?”
“Ten dollars; and more if there
is much extra trouble.”
“All right! There’s the X.
Now go ahead!”
No sooner was the client gone,
than Squire Johnson stepped
across to his neighbor Smith, ani
offered to pay the bill, on condi
tion that the suit be withdrawn.
The shoemaker gladly acceded'—
all he wanted was his pay. The
lawyer retained the other five fo
his fee, and as the case was nc
“troublesome,” made no furtbt
demands upon bis client. {
Ten days after Jones comes i.
to see how his case is getting
“All right,” said the lawyer.
“You won’t have any trouble
about that. I put it to Smith so
strongly that he was glad to with
draw the suit altogether.”
“Capital!” cried the exulting 1
Joucs. You’ve done it up brown.
You shall have all my business.”
A Life-Saving Dream.
In the preface to one of Dick
ens’ novels we iind a statement to
the effect that some of the inci
dents in his writings, which have
an air of improbability arc founded
on fact, while other incidents,
purely fictitious, are more easily ,
believed. The deduction is that ,
in writing novels you must leave ,
out incredible facts. The follow
ing occurrence is so highly im
probable that it serves as an ex
A heavy man, who had a good
deal of strength in his arms,
dreamed that his wife and himself
were on a canal-boat, and that they
were coming to a low bridge. It 1
seemed to him that his wife, who
was a very obstinate woman, de
clined to go below, and in order to 1
prevent her from having her head
knocked off by the bridge, lie
thought in liis dream that, to save j
her life, he must force her into
the lower cabin. He was awak
ened by the sound of groans issu
ing from under the bed, and found
that in his dream he had forced
his wife under the bed, and brokeu
her nose. " —*
This incident is worthy of note,
»s showing that we ought not to
iisplay too much doubt when an
recurrence seems to be iinproba
jle. The nose can be produced
is evidence.
It being unlawful to set man
-raps and guns, a gentleman onco
lit upon a happy device. He was
i scholar and, being often asked
-lie meaning of mysterious words ,
.(impounded from the Greek, that
ippcar in every day's newspaper,
uul finding they always excite
vonder by their length and sound, '
ie hail painted on a board, and 1
>ilt up on his premises, in very
urge letters, the following: “Ton- ;
lapamuoomemos set up in tlr
{rounds,” It was perfectly
‘patent safety.”
George Washington Jinks,
•olored barber, was up before the
loliee court yesterday, for cutting,
lown a neighbors apple trees.
Iistory will repeat itself. j
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