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VOL. HIV---NO. 16.
BROOKVILLE, FRANKLIN COUNTY, INDIANA, FRIDAY, APRIL 4, 1856.
WHOLE NUMBER 1212.
1. DATU. M. B.-rilVHICIAS III.
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irnVS KIMKBS,-Jl'"TICKor tuiPKACK
V Vti.rnr Coaaseller at law, Brook
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MOUWW.-ATTOK.1KY A COUMSkU.
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AT xarx wr. i r -run v v jl. rnirviv r i ou ,
J, XXLLEY. -ATVOKSBY AT LAW
BtWsarpBSLic. Of F 10 a, doof
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07 OwBoaitloBt. AfiMavIt Ae.
rpHOMAS J WTTJT1,-NOTARY PUBLIC,
X Lavaat., It., wiH til, tepoattioas and
rowl4ntvaU,aa.l attend to Notartal bueincs
tl IX (XI
to draw and itU acknowledgement
OrPIC Oc door noota of lax Truer Btore
TIB. . W KniY.-fU(JKO.N UKNrlST
IThrook VU.riT.l.t, . Ikankrat
fcffaiif" .tirorm his tBaBasmsatxat
irWt. aud IB pubtlt fiiaraJt;,(j7VflBf
taxtl to aa determined to do plate UXXIJ
work at a redaaad prt whore amro than two
i ara tBMrttd, to that aim t all who have
i aa BBfbrtunti a to ooaa tho tr natural Walk
u.i.nh tnamseires with an artlflc'sl anSell
rath ofc roi l Dial will raiure from S3, to
93,75 par tooth, according to thn kind of teeth
uad, and tho Amount of plat raqu lrl. On silver
plate from 1,74 to i par tooth. On fall upper
pnndpal a malt dad action will be mad. Teeth
i aua mn ku or teein inera on tea irnea
on Pirat frm fijo to J aaeh. Pilling from
k-uio on d ilUr. ('toaailnz from Utel to one
dolUr. Kklractlng tweaty-Sve eaU, I warraat
my work, and make no caargoa for examination
or xdvVe. I am now wady. willing and waiting
to sex-re you. Co mo no. Office ono door north
of tho Old Tyner Htore.
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taioaa. Market itreet, lI.naiaoa, Ohio,
l ! on land a roo ! a jrtmont of all an, lee m
A LSO general aaaortmait of
Whloh he willtoll cheap for cash or country pro
duo. oct 87 43 ic-Jt.
LEVOW -DHALBÄ8 IS PA.ICV
im!': Dar Coon. Ladle UrwttGood
Grooarta, Hard ware, Q.uenwaro ,Uoott, Shoe
( ntV. the.,
Coataa Mirr no Wnm Steiiti,
Oct 97 43 1PM
PRAHXLIJ COUSTY DIRECTORY.
Ciaccrr ( ocat raoete tk lit Monday la Febru
ary and A ago it may tit thro wowkt.
row no PtmCoiti meeu lit Monday In Jan
uary, April, July and October may it 3 week.
Coaajiaeiooaa Cocbt meet 1st Monday In
Jane, September, December aid Marth may iU
iz day each time.
A. R. McCleery, Senator, tlm expire Ort 18J
9. B. A. Jeter, Hep M IfW
Joan M. Johnon,T Jork,
M Batsnor, Sherio, 4
Wn. Beheeen, Troajwf.
Job H. quirk. Auditor,
Kodln UUom, Heeorfer, "
John Bow iby .Coroner,
W. W. HabUrd, Rurreyor, "
wtecMIT C0HMlluaas: J. II.
" Pb i
- Oct rV37
Mnut, Slrai.on Calf, time expires October,
J notice of the Peace .
Cyra Kllgore, Commlmlon expire Apr in, IHM
Alfred Ward Apr SO, 1817
J. B. Vleley Nor., 185
Jinn Mewhinney " Oct 31, lM
Joseph Welsh, Commission expire Oct 7, 1830
A.C. Millar, Oct , 139
Samuel llolliday, Apr4, 183'J
i)al4teajMaw Commlseloe explroe Kov 1, 18S9
JseCWaaBU, Apr tl, 1857
Jokn OonllB, ( ore mission expirtt So 1, 1859
A lhrt Bransman, M " Doe 3, in
W. A.J. (ildawell, I'd mm expire Feb 20,1856
Joan Cochran, J,3 1859
KIONLXBO TOW iiBir.
PmjMla Bnaeht, Commiasloo expire Nor 0, 185
Krauel A. Bowers, " Oct 13, 185
laMClmteCotttmlMlon oxpicet Da 39, IBM
Uudwlek fciismkuger Sov 5, 1H54
KooertH. Jlak M Oat 98, 115
MtT4Hoa tow nsnir.
' . . tl. ti lau
May J, 1C3U
roaar tow mir.
Hobt. II. Miller, Commits Ion aspire floptS. U37
ha II. Moore, . u Julyl,IM
ileary stalsaabtr.CetMiuHlon expires May U5
. raard Moorman - May 9, l3s
4L fattx TOWirtoiF .
1 s Hay. Commission expires June 97, 1150
Use Phillip, Poh4. 157
WBITB WsTBB TOWBSBir.
9FtwtrMitrhll,i 'ommisslon expires Sop s, 15
Kllphotet Barbor, - Bep 15, lr5ll
Daolol Wilson May 9, IBM
foha Blw, Commlaalon xptrv Jana 9-, tU
l.ewl White man April 9, 15
UHION COlTlfTY DIRECTORY.
Ciacorr Corax meeu tho tth Monday In Feb
ruary and Angus may stttwo weeks eaeh time.
loisiiü n.inl Dur nin- tsaa wouaavsin rei-
rtiary. May, August, and Mnemt.er; oxcept when
there are Are Mondays u tho preceding month
fen 1st Monday
My ell 3 weoksra'll tlm.
I ix tr meeu 1st Monday Ih
ecmbrand March may (t
si daya each fme.
Minor Meeker, 8-uator, lima expire Oct. 1858.
te. W. Clark, Hop. Ort."3.
M.J. Witt MherlsT. " A nay. MtJ.
Uwl J. Cline, Clerk, " " So. 1851.
VT. Dawson. Auditor So. I8u.
ii. K. Krowa, 1'reasarer, " 44 Aug, lfi7.
W'm. 4. Rone, Coror, Oct. IM?
A. M. Kldea, Mureeror. Ott, 1857.
lt. U. Masted; Rordr " Be. 18tW.
Cocbt Cobuksiossrs Gtrr: Wilson, Alex.
M. Paddock . aad leaae. Snider, Mm aiptrat Sop
Iiistn or the rue,.
K. Jarrall. CoataUaion expire Apr. lm, iU
He. 14. Ie5.
H. M. Haworth, M
J. 9. Bennett, "
O. W RaatT 1
H. Rldr, "
J W. Swarm. H
Apr. 18, 13.
Hep. I, ISM.
Apr. 9, I8M'
Aug. 9, 1855
Feb. 1 I. is
Aug. 93, 1850
ii. iteir. r.
rem pie to u" Oet. i. 1
PAYETTE COUHTY DIRECTORY.
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8eptmbr. may sit two weeka.
b l'i Cocbt rite ttk Moriday In Jan
uary. Apr.l. July, aad Oktober, hold two wok jl
CwajajMittt Cocbt meet let Monday In
Mareh. June, hoptemtwr and Docr.bff may all
ii. os days it : ssary. 1
oi st or i nvitun,,, sits wiien
quires n any Judicial day of the Session . .r i m
County Of f Ice ra.
r Meeker, Senator, time expiree Oct
i T roarer, step " "
' . R. Kdwards, Urk,
Wat. Met lry,shrlfJ-
Joha M' :ioery. Jailor. "
Wm. II. dork, Treasurer, "
JohMtuot, AdlWr, M M
Joseph T. Tate, Recorder "
Hnry Morns, Barvayor.
Cestttoias. Axariah !. Deckel, J
ad Wa. H. Houston.
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DU. t). 11. MARTIN
PHY8ICTAÄ AND 8ÜB0E0B
SB 17 IBOIABA.
"NEVES MBB THE MITTPI. J01."
Look op, dear Joe, with brow of brau,
Forget that giddy, flirting law,
And let her transient Image paaa
Tho' sorely fancy-emltte, Joe.
Tbare good Iah In tho deep, I road tea.
Sporting there, bright, fair and free.
And one, I trow, thine own might ba
lk) aaver mind the mlttco , Jo.
Forget that girl's enanarlng glano
St aklait right prettily at tho dance;
Her vain, pro ad aire, and dreat, pareaance,
To haila of mlrtb are flttlog, Joe.
Bat, mark my word with inch a wtfa
Tied to (fey hand and porta for Ufa,
Thy t lack and blaa daya miss I be rife
S aerer aaind Iba mitten, Joe.
I know ne the aerer wore
('poo bar flngere, golden J re.
Embracing pearl and game n cor;
(Mayhap Ihoatt think I'm twitting , Jot.j
She te rarely at i
t j I . k. - J A . ,
111 liuili ruire, siiij wwwi unou,
And ma and form like beauty' qaeen
Sh MTr gT the m Itton. Jo.
"For why,-' ah ae'er with frothy art
Kalaed Idle AaaMatatllly haarU,
Then faaatad on their dying tmarU
Of fooU o oaokly bitten, Jo.
rk k. m Ilk. m
Ser auch worth aad Innoewnee
Forget that UnseJed Jilt's ofbnsa,
And blase her for the mitten, Jo.
THE DUMB CHILI).
hh was ay only girl.
I asked for her aa some moot precious thing;
For, all unfinished wax Lore's Jeweled ring,
Till tot with ibis toft peart I
Tho thade that tlm brot forth I could not tee,
How pare, how perfect warned the gift to me.
Oh! many a toft old tone
I need to ting unto lb.it deadened oar,
And ufferodnol the slightest footstep near,
Leat th might wake too toon;
And hashed her brother's laughter while she lay .
Ah! needlr t are! I might hare let thorn play.
Twta long r I believed;
That this on daughter might not apeak to ma;
Waited and watched tied knows how patiently
How willingly deceived.
Vain Love was long th untiring nurae of Faith
And tended Hope until it starved to death.
Oh! If ab could but hear
For one short boor, till I her tongue might teach
To call me mother in tho brokon speech
That thrill tho mother 't oar!
Ataa! tho sealed llpa aerer may be stirred
To the deep mode of that holy word!
If y heart It so rely tries ,
To mo her kneel with such a reverent air
Betid her brother at their evening prayer,
Or lift those earnest eyes
To watch oar lip as thoagl our word she know.
Then move her own, at th wer speaking too.
I've watched her looking up
To the bright wo.idar of a tontet aky,
With tuch a depth of meaning In her yt,
That I could almost hope
The straggling oul would burslltt binding cords,
And the long pent up thoughts flow forth in word,
The song of bird and bee,
The choru of the breezes, tream and grove,.
All the grand mule to which nature moron,
Are watted melody
To her, th world of souada tuneless void;
While oven silence hath its c harms destroyed.
Her face la ry fair;
Harbin eye beautiful; of finest mould
Thtn whit brow, e'er which, in wave i.f gold,
Ripple her thlnlng hair,
Ala t thlr lovely tempi closed must be,
For He who made it keep the matter key.
Will He the mind within
8huuld from earth - Babel. clamor b kept freo,
Kn that lilt (till, small voice, and step might bo
Heard, at IU Inner shrtM,
Through that dp hush of soul, with clearer tl.rH
Thal I should giMvt.' O, murmuring heart, bo
Bh seems to have a ten
Of qaitgladna; la her noiseless play,
sh hath a pioatant smile, a gentle way,
Whoso voir eleaa loque'
Tonchet all hearts, though t had onco th fear
That even her father would not ear for br.
Thank Ood It I not to !
4nd when hi ton are playing merrily,
Sbeomo and leans her head apon hi kit.
O, at such times, 1 know,
Hy hi full eye, and touet subdued and mild,
How his heart yaaraever his silent child.
Bot of all gift bereft.
Even now. How could I say aha did not speak?
What real language llgbta her eye and cheek ,
And renders thank to film who loft
Unto her soul, yet open avenues
For Joy to enter and for love to nee!
And Cod in lov dnlh give
To har dofecla beauly of lu own;
And wa a deeper teadrnee bar known
Through that for which w frlwv,
Yet shall the sal be melted from har ear.
Yea, and my vie shall fill It but not here,
that new sense is given.
What raptor will It first experience b.
That never wok to meaner Btelody
Than the rich songs of hei'Te
To ansa th foil tooed'anthem swelling round,
While angels teach the ecstacle of sound:
BY t. S.
A Iraasu'.e wat font me more prclon than gold;
I watrlied .1 ty nitit and by .lay.
How fondly I loved It the half can't be told
(tut lh ang It have born It away.
Rot why should l-moum for my dear, little son.
Who here snSerod angn'.ah aad pain T
Lt m, rather, rejolee; his snSsrlngs are done-
My loss la hit Infinite gain.
A I watched by hit bdtld ih long, lonoaomr
How earned I prayed Oo. kt .are!
To aatrd hack th death antv l. who, tlmott in
Rut waited thoslgnalle bear
M y child-aogol upward to him who did Bay,
"Lotthellttl oneaootn onto me."
But, lo! aa I gaxed, he was carried away,
To a land where my yot could aol se.
But i n trust him with ttetsnal for wait do I know.
ThaU prutiiita to ut It hath gitun,
That he'll sake from tho snare sand tempteiona be
low. To bouse the in, In tafoty ,lahBVBB.
Oh, than I'll pre onward, while cheered b.r the
lliat my Kddla'i butjuttgnBooofor!
Wliea the Jtjwclatr tiuinber. 1, we il Hui bo or-
Rut, together, will dwell over mora !
' - T't I
GENEALOGY OF SHOW
My fathr it th Sorthern Wind.
My motiier't aaroe te Water;
Old Parton Winter married them,
And I'm their hopeful daughter.
Prom tit. National Mats line.
UNCLE JERRY'S (MOST.
It hiM been satti that all children
are naturally credulous. I do not be
lieve it. At least it wib not so with
me. From my infancy I hnve been
inclined to skepticism, a id have had a
stronger propensity to doobt than to
believe on almost every subject. I
was especially incredulous with regard
to ghosts, about whom, as I suppose
is cominon with children, I heard
many narratives, said to be welbau
thenticated. Bat I never put any
faith in them, aad bi I rrcw up to
manhood I was in the habit of treat
ing the. aubjeot with ridicule. A
friend of mine, whom I fthftll call
Smith, that being a nnmc by which
his real cognomen may be most suc
cessfully concealed, was on the con
trary, from the manhood, credulous,
Bid, I may say, almost superstitious,
cspecirtlly on tht subject of visitors
from the unseen world:.
It is now more than a quarter of a
century since Smith and I were fellow
students at a Urge boarding school.
We were inseperable friends, nnd
siept in the same bed. He was a
troublesome bed-fellow, and frequently
disturbed my slumbers by starting up
in his dreams, which were almost al
ways about gho9ts. I remember very
distinctly many of the poor fellow's
experiences, one of which I will re
late for the reader's edification.
On one occasion our teacher gave
us a tea-party, to which were invited
moat of the boys and girls in the
neighborhood, Cake and confection
ary, almonds and raisins, oranges,
kisses, mottoes, and other good things
were provided in abundance. The
master seemed determined to make
some amends for the short commor.8
on which we had been kept, and, as I
have thought since, to impress upon
the villagers an enlarged idea of his
liberality, and of the happiness of the
young gentlemen and ladies who
were so fortunate at his bountiful ta
ble. The evening spascd delightfully
in eating and drinking, in romping,
and in playing blind-man's buff, hunt
the slipper, pillow and keys, and u va
riety of other" games, in which the
master condescended to assist: and
even the mistress, a remarkably sharp
visaged lady, irave us instrtruction.
0, it wns a merry timo, you may be
sure! and no one enjoyed it better than
my ghost-ridden chum.
1 remember distinctly how he com
plied with the directions given to the
owner of a jack-knife, when, to re
deem that pitwn, he was directed, be-
ing une anu not uperüne, to oow to
the wittiest, kneel to tho prettiest,
and kiss the one he loved best.;
Smith bowed to the v madam, whereat
we all set up it loud laugh; but he
knew what he was about, and then
knell with a face of wonderful 'r;ivity
cunning Smith to the madame's
red-haired daughter Jerusha. At
this too some of tho villatre-inrls
snickered, but we, members of the
academy, knew better, and looked
grave, as if we really agreed in the
opinion that Jcrusha was tho the belie
of the evening. There was a momen
tary pause, and all were eagerly
watching to see whom he could se
lect as the ono he loved best, for
Smith was a fine-looking fellow, then
almost fiiteen, ami hta father was said
to be rich. To the surprise of us all,
he selected for this special favor a little
dumpy girl, whom almost everybody
had neglected, and upon whose plump
cheek he implanted a rousing kiss.
These details are pernaps of little
interest '.o you, oi i fogy; buf to us
thev wore as momentous and and im
portant as you choose to deem the
torn -fooleries of Congress in pretend
ing to elect a speaker, and wasting
tun day after day on a matter of
about as much consequence. Like all
good things in this lower sphere tin
party cvme to un end. It was about
eleven o'clock, and as nobody came
for Jemima, (so was the dumpy girl
called.) Smith, with some little reluc
tance, agreed to sec her home. I
had no call for my services in this
line, and immediately went to bed,
where I soon fell into a dreamless
sleep. How long I slept I know not.
I was suddenly aroused by a violent
shaking of the bed; and the first
sounds that met my ears were groans
and ejaculations from my chum,
whom I found laying by my side, and
b.ttSied in it moxt profus.' swrjit.
"Why, 8mith' said I, -what is
the matter? are you nick?"
"No," taid he; "but 0 dear, O
denr, such anight as I have had, and
such a chase. Thert'9 been a ghost
after me!" r
"A ghost," said 1; "nonsense,
There ib no such thing."
"Isn't there?" said he. "One
chas-d mo all through the grave-yard,
aud I think he's in the room now.
Do you see anything?"
During this short coloquy, Smith
had his face buried nndcr the quill,
and 1 lotind he had got into bed with
ovt undressing himsnlf. I jumped up
and succeeded in striking a light,
which somewhat allayed my compAn
ion's trepidation. He sat up in the
bed, and gaacd wildly around tho
Me isa.t there," ho said; "but do
lock the door."
"That's of no use," saidl. "for if it
be really a ghoat ho can come thro'
the key-hole." To please him, how
ever, 1 turned tho key, and in the
course of the uight, for neither of us
fell asleep until tho gray dawn of
morning streamed through the win
dow, he refuted in broken snatches
his wonderful adventure
It seems that after leaving Jemima
at her home, and while passing the
village grave-yard on his return, his
attention was suddenly arrested by a
tall figure arrayed in a white robe.
It stood direetlv in. front of him, ap-
parcntly determined to hedge up his
su e. The ir host did the same.
Thus they both continued, 1 know not
how long, Smith said more than an
hour, he trembling and unable to say
a word; the ghost calm and equally
silent, hating apparently no other ob
ject than to frighten the poor boy and
prevent his passage.
"Why did you not speak to tho un
mannerly scamp?" said I. Speak to
him, indeed! Poor Smith could not
have uttered a word if his life had de
pended upon it. He blessed his stars
for a lucky thought (hat at length oc
curred to him. This was to turn
about and take to his heels. This he
did; but the ghost was after him.
Smith jumped over the fence into the
grave-yard, and made, as he said, a
circumbendibus. aThe spirte, or what
ever it was, pursued him. Smith de
clared that it followed him into the
house, up the stairs, and at the door
of our bed-room had hold of him by
the tail of his coat, nnd, as he verily
believed, came into the room with
him. How this may be I cannot tell.
The ghost was certainly invisible af
ter the cnndle was lighted.
I am bound by my regard for truth
to add that my poor chum':i coat it
was a bright blue with metal buttons
was actually torn, as he showed me
in tin morning, being to him a
satisfactory assurance that the ad
ven.ure could not have
Smith had many more visions
which were equally mysterious, but
which it is unnnecessary to relate.
As for myself I must confess that I
still continued incredulous. I heard
indeed strange noises at times, and
once I did see at the window some
thing white, which had terrified my
chum, and roused him from sleep at
midnight. It di3appeared, however,
before I had time to examine it, and
thnnrrh T w a littlr. frightened I aR-
sumed a tray swagger and lauirhed
Not to dwell upon those boyish
days, lot me come to more recent and
intinitelv stranrer developments and
.. -a --
more unaccountable adventures. The
reader, as I relate my unvarnished
tale, shall decide for himself whether
or no I have cause to repent my ju
a o m
After leaving the boarding-school,
Smith and I althou-di we lived in the
samccitv saw each oth-r only occa-1
sionally ' Our pursuits have been dif-1
ferent, but we we.e always friendly.
I attended his weddiug when he claim
ed Jemimah for his own, and he was
one of the guests when Eliza Jane
made me happy. But I need not en-
ter upon family m itters
boon after the
made by the spint-ruppeis, when as
vet thev were onlv able to comrauni-
j . . I .
cato letter by letter, and
knew how to write, Smith paid me a
friendly visit. My little ones had
said their prayers and gone to bed.
We sat and talked of old times, my
wife having also retired, not finding
our convocation sufficiently soothing
to allay a r.ick headache, to which
she was subject. We ch itted until
midnight, and he was preparing to
leave, when abruptly I asked, aud. I
confess it, with a kind of laugh
'Well, Smith, how about ghosts?
Do you ever see any now-a-days?"
The solemnity with which he heard
and answered this question startled
"Believe in spirits?" he said: "why
tllt-V Hir all nrnuii'l US
ii luim fn.
from the inle-
"Frora where?" said I, in breath
"From the interior; that is," he
continued, "from the invisible world.'
This, of course, awakened a deep
interet-t, and, if I must confess it, ex
cited what the reader may deem, per
haps, an unhallowed curiosity. He
must remember, however, that I was
still skeptical, nor vas ray faith large
ly increased by the further statements
which I succeeded in pumping out of
my friend. They amounted, briefly,
to the fact that he wus in the habit of
attending, weekly, a select circle.
Whilo in this circle he had been fa
vored with revelations from his dead
father, ditto mother-in-law, ditto his
youngest cnild. who went into the in
terior, he told me, when only a month
old. He had alto had messages from
Oeneral Washington, lied Jacket,
Swedenborg, and, if I remember
rightly, from Mary Queen of Scots;
and also from ('apt. Riley, whose
wonderful narrative was, in our young
days, exceedingly popular. "It is
hardly credible, tha( these illustrious
people would want to communicate
"So I used to think.'' he replied;
"but I know better now. 1 have had
message from them all. Captain
Hiley is as sociable as my own father,
and his revelations have been equally
explicit and candid. "Do you re
member." he continued, "the spirit
who visited ine when we were at the
'I remember," said I, "the story
you told me about a ghost clofing
you thro' the giave-yard."
"Don t say ghost. replied he,
with great solemnity. "It was, as
she herself has since told tne, the
spirit of my Jemima's mother, who
had then been in the fourth sphere
v x i al years, and wlm thu, cie lite
spiritual alphabet had been intented,
sought to communicate with me."
"What upon earth," I asked, "did
tho old woman want? Was the tin iff
bent upnn making a match between
you and Jemima?"
I saw, by Smith's couutenansc, that
I had offended him by this ill-timed
levity. I felt rebuked. I apologized,
and begged his pardon
"My dear follow," bu said, ".why
Mill ,,i t fw.raisf in VAitr L ..i, t i.M all. '
If you had seen and heard what 1
,,1.1 j j i -1 i. ... , . .. . ,..
j have, you would not dare ts ridicule !
' such sacred realities."
I admitted that thia was very likely: j
and alter a
little more conversation,
during which, so far as I remember, j
I did not even smile, we parted with
the understanding that on the niuht :
but one after, I the skeptic, nay, the 1 prefer darkness. Jerry, however, was j deceive the little cherub, as her bright ; preprinting three millions of dollars
scoffer sbonld be admitted into the not one of that kind; for when asked blue eyes were fixed on mine "will i for incrt.aing the armament and mu
dread solemnities of my friend's cir-' if we should turn off the gas, we re- j never forget his sweet little pet An-'nitioag of mM for lhe mwvitt-
Mow often I attended these meet-
ings, and all that I saw and heard, I
are indeliblv imprinted on mv memo-!
ry. 1 have seen a table tilt over, cross-purpoBBt. Question after ques-1 at any other time the 1 elation of one of Having said this much more par
when, for the life of me, I could not J tion, knock upon knock; rap, rap, rap. her night-visions would have been of ticuhriy"in regard to the bill under
tell who did it, nor wl y it was done. At length it was suggested that Jerry little consequence; but now I stopped, Mnskfortka, 1 dcire to say a word
I have heard tt "P". nd have heard wanted to be alono with rue. I con- having cut my chin, at I remember, or tvrit m rij,wrd ha the general sub
special revelations to myself. The fess I hod an inward tremor when this ! and, half-shaved, sat down and took :eCk jch has been discussed by the
number of my father's ehildren has was proposed, but for the world I i the child upon my knee. honorable Senator from Michigan,
been declared tome. My wife's mai- would not have owned it. The rest of j "Tell me all about the dream," said Cass.) He misunderstood me if
den name was spelled out, when, I am
sure, no one in tne circiu except aim 111
. . J I. . O I.I. .
and in v self, unless he told it to the
medium, which of course I am not at
liberty to suppose. The disease of
which my youngest child died was
pronounced croup, by rapping at the
loiters indicated in that word: and
when I asked bow long my grand
father had been in the interior, there
.re heard four distinct raps, a rap
.wT a year, which, as well as I can re
member, was not far out of the way.
But all these things must I own it?
had little salutary effect upon my in
veterate and apparently incurable
skepticism. 8mitli began lo look
coldly upon me, and the other mem
bers of tne circle eviuentiy regarueu
me as little better than an irreclaima
"Smith," said I, "it is all humbug
r.: .,1 ,.,n.nl kni suatxl nnih.
111 V 11 It tl IA L 1 Vi-v,v , y w. w .usiu as v . 1
"It can bej nothing else," I con
tinued; "or why don t these pretended
spirits tell us something worth know -1
ing? What a miserable farce it is," j
t "f . a . a t
! so desperately skeptical was 1,
"What a miserable farce. I say, to
I . . . .
i bore reasonable beings round a table
j night after night, and leave us no wis-
er than we weTe before."
These were bold words; and I refer ,
to them, that the reader may be as-
suredthatno commonplace exhibi-
tions could by any posiibility over-
come my inveterate and long cherish-
But I must hasten. The ever-mem-',
I orable night, the list of November,
was dark and dreary, The winds of
heaven seemed to Bff holding a gener-1
ul carousal, ana 11 was wun uuucuiiy
I kept my hat on my head as I wan-
dered, drawn apparently by an irre-j
Bistable impulse, to the house where
the. circle held their weekly meetings.
1 'A. J:XXJ 1...
We Bat around the table in solemn
silence. The tempest without in-
t M .1
' creased in violence, anu now mo ram
, pourod down
; Bswnst T,a r.nr ,.ft.
ill ir 'uu . a j w a vw
I r.n..LPit n... stioii. "Are there anv
spirits present. there WOS no an-
s . .
swer. 1 remember a joko I perpetra-
ted at this iuneturc. Irreverent as il
1 1 . r j .
vcaii. 1 n.r.iril It act ConlcBSICIt UUC tO
the truth, and as a warning to any of
my readers who may chance to be iu
.1 similar situation. "Of course,"
said I, "there are no spirits here.
They are all cutting up their shines in
the air. We may as well go home."
1 tried lo lauL'h at tnv own wit, but
each time more dreadful than before -
After a pause of perhaps half a min,
Ute, our medium, who by the way.
was a lady, inquired, "Does the spirit
wish to communicate with any of the
present company ?" As I expected,
an affirmative answer was received,
and as my conscience had premoniah
ed me, I was designated as the favor
The next question was, "Will the
spirit please give us his name?" This
.1 ra ;
o.,-.: :x juv. i.. ,u .i-.ukr
was answered in me amrmative.
oiowiv ami uc ui, niti I bis in .Hi.uii
J . ;
and tue result was,'
iT.jr.C.L.S J.K.R K.Y.
Thia startled roe
Mv mother'., on-
I y brother, a rich old bachelor, was
at this time at the south. His name
"Ask him." said I, "if he is dead."
Our medium, however, knew better
than that, and propounded this ques
tion1 "When did you go into the in-
"' Au hornr-. thi xniwpr rxmi
nobody seconded the motion , and I i it disease (1 can call my skepticism
had hardly uttered the sentiment, i by no more apntopriate name) brok
whe we were all startled by the most' out afresh. Have I not been htim
unearlhlv sound I ever heard. It bugged, said I. after all ? What evi
was not a rap, nor a sigh, nor a ma- oence have I that tbe whole affair wbb
niac scream, but seemed to blend all not a tricka mean, contemptible trick?
ihr., in nn It wx ijirice rcneated And then will the reader believe it?
promptly and distinctly: t.o. d.a.v . nut tnen, the twenty tnousanu uo,
;ixrp lars! Ay, said 1 to myself, twenty
' The medium then inquired, "Where thousand,! twenty thousand ! twenty
at ? " The raps gave, in response, thousand dollars ! ...... ,
these letters vitusxi, At this I "Iwcnty thousand fiddlesticks!
laughed, saying there is no such place; ' muttered my precious wife, apparent
but? sooth to sav. there was not much ; ly in a state of balf-cunscionsness, as
jocularity in my laugh, and it was l"rncA ov" uneasily upon her pil-
.Luiid ntr nrtn f Min rmfh low.
SBSSHB . -
sneeuiiy e-iua-ax-u u; vuv vi mv ...,
wrhrt nnid. "VcB. there is. Ask him
: u. Q..io Tlit. .a. .Inn and
the reply was a l a b a m a.
Hy the gazetteer lying on the piano,
we ascertained that there is such a
nlax. nnd nroceoded with our tiues -
tions. To our surprise our visitant
seemed, all at once, either unwilling
or unable to give us any more Infor -
mation. The knocks camo in all sorts
of confusion. I was not much disap-
.slZaljL fnr auch conduct was uuitc n
keening wilh my uncle's habits; and if
lie was now in tne interior,
ns he as
sertud, it was not strange thai he
should delight in exciting our curiosi
ty, and then perplexing us. We were
all unwilling to givo the matter up.
One after another proposed questions,
pertinent and impertinent. The an-
Bwera were uriinM iiit'ioiu. yet ii was
. .i i :r .tui
evident me iiuvev, si n uuuri, .
had more to say. gehca, my pet daughter, then about
"Perhaps," at length said one of J'"" old' Lcame ,nto tho room
the circle "he wants us to sing. 1 w,,erc 1 w,u
haw known spirits who would only "Pa," said she, after I had held
coiiimunicale after listening to solemn i down o hcr my lips to receive her ma
siagtaf. Does the spirit want us to j tin kiss, "Pa. when is Uncle Jerry
hing?" The words were scarcely ut- coming back ?"
tered before a soul-harrowing negative I felt stunned for a moment and an-
was returned. "Shall we piny a tune !
on the piano?" x.o ! n.o 1 .0! with i
like decided emphasis. This, I tho't, !
was rather in keeping, for Jerry never
had no ear for music. It was suggea- j
ted that perhaps the room was too I
light; for some spirits, it is well known,
ceivea an unmisiaaaoie nnawur to tue
negative, with an intimation of dis-
An hour passed in these unfruitful
the party accordingly left the room,
.1 I . . . ,J ,1... ....,, , , mi,
im x pursucu sue lUTci.ijjaouu wn
I found Jerrv execud- i
. .. , . j
itvgiy tractable, anu receivcu reaay re-
. r. n -. . nll m iniuinai
I .1 iti'j'.iii. ;
It were teaious to reiaie mem in ue caca irom tanaua. States who desires a war with ling-
tail. Suffice it to say, that he not on- j Merciful heaven! Could it be that ,ind j never thought so, and never
ly roiterated the time and place of his j after visiting me at the circle, Jerry Sjtili 8u; but j j; think, and I did
death, but gave the astounding, and I j had, in spirit, visited the child, and tfiy j tnjnk M( ay now, that
must add, the gratifying intelligence, sealed the truth of his actual pres.-nce iiie'u ndeney ofHpecches in ihe Sen
that he had left behind him twenty ! by n kiss upon her cheek? Rte jM Deen t0 provoke war. The ef-
thousand dollars, and that by hir will
I was constituted his only heir. He
assured me further, that in one month's
time I should He put in possession of
that noble sum. i aon, wun eyes mat wouiu open ano
Here was a development, such as in jshut, just like Mary Smith's. Won't
my indecent curiosity I had longed j you buy me 8uch a one. pa?"
for. It was the revelation of a fact, I put the child down and finished
if it was a fact, that mortal could not ! shaving. A stranger narrative await
communicate. The death of an indi- j ed rac at the breakfast-table. My
vidual away in, the interior of Alabama
revealed in New York, within, at
most three hours of his departure!
-1 - ' ar
Revaled by himself, too I and to me !
I was perfectly astounded, terrified,
overwhelmed. I took mv hai and
started homeward, hardly staying to
bid the circle a decent good night.
; men, 100, tne twra y uiuutanu ui -
ilars! what should I do with such a
rn a i . . i...-..,j ,j Ä
sum : jjuy a larm, 01 an eiegani city
mansion, or speculate in Erie Rail-road
stocks? My brain whirled, there
was a perfect chaos m my poor head.
What will fclixa Jane say.' Shall 1
tell her, or keep dark until the news
1 Mil 1 a .
comes oy mau I inese last were
troublesome questions. At the time
of our marriage we had agreed that
there should be uo secrets between us.
As 1 1 ell knew she bad kept her part
of the compact inviolate to the letter,
could I be so fr.tthless as to keep from
j er had? Would she treat me so? I
knew she wouldn't. Then, too, she
j bad a perfect right to know it. She
! was ray partner in weal and in wo,
' Hnv iki. ika ,,,.. tnrflh liAcml I f U
true as steel, faithful always
Mrangc as u may seem, oowever, 1
wa.sv.l ftn A ts t 11 Vt a nrt Vi n n n fin 11 t if 1
i.""i'.ui , ..n .,Uv.,.Ub -----
made ud mv mind deliberate
made up my mind deliberately, i
1 a a .a V. I I a 1
r - j ar
will keep the secret, ll win oniy oe
will koep the secret. It will only be
i e i .v u f..i .a i
,ur A uuu, hhvi wmmm ii. i-,
felt like a villain, and stole up to bea,
certainly rather to be pitied than en-
Srinll T nurn mv rnlin lind to-
t 1 w BBi J eeeasaww- m otssb
veal the sophistry by which I was be -
guiled ? I must. I began this narra-
live with a determination to tell the
truth, and I will. Before I reached
home on that eventful night, that
twenty-first of November, myinveter-
1 I asked myself, suppose Uncle Jerry
should not be dead? Not dead ? not
dead? said I to myself, interrogative
ly, at least a hundred times, as I toss
ed upon my uneasy bed.
"Who is not dead, dear?" asked
Klixa Jane. Confusion! 1 had been
thinking aloud. I made no answer,
and pretended to be asleep. She did
not repeat tbe question.
But. said I. mentally, how could
liiere be and imposition in the case?
. a ...
nt nnn nf thn nartv knew that I had
and Uncle Jerrv. Smith knew it. to
t... k... ,i u nMani
vv uiw, vui iutn u
that evening. He had been detained
't home bv sickness. Might not ne
. a at x t ' i a. 1
1 . .... n :.o
nave told mc mt a urn a i niwui in
Was it not. from beginning to end, a
well-laid plot? Is it not easier to be
lieve that Smith ib a knave, and the
medium herself a deceiver, than to
believe that Jerry's ghost traveled all
that distance in that short Bpaco of
time, on that terrible stormy night?
I .. . .. I I .
1 Hius the remaining
hours of the
night dragged slowly away
for ornmg I had made up my mind
! to wait patiently for the- expiration of
the thirty days at which time I had
!" told I shoald come into thopos-
session of Jerry's property. If Jerry
did go into the interior, that is, die at
1 M- 00 twenty-first of No-
vember, if he did leave a will making
"e his only heir, and i 1 do see and
l'ndlo the hard rash, why thcu, said
M will believe; nay. 1 will give a per
centage of the money to aid in the
promotion of spiritualism, and I will
come out frankly, and publish my ex-
pcrienct to the world. How cunning
ly cautious 1 was I
A little incident that happened next
morning, which at any other timo wo'd
speedily have been forgotten, made a
' deen imoresaion uuon mv mind. An
n T- r I . !.il.,.V. k ,...,., I, ,,,,, ., knn I him I,., H
swered abruptly, without taking time
to think.il" Uncle Jerry, my child, will
"Will never what?" she answered
"Will never forget," said I, and I
blush to think that I could attempt to
"I dreamed about him last night,"
The child was a great dreamer, and
. .s ,, , .
much ! I only dreamed he came uy
- "i - s
.. . . - 1 , . I
into ui oeu room anu aisseu me -est
ns lie ntn lent rsur win n h. ,.nnw
. ... -- -
"Whatdid fee sayT I asked. j
"I don t remember that he said any- j
thing" was the reply. "Only I know
W 1 lit 1
ihe gave me a beautiful doll, a wax
i wile na also naa a aream. ii was
j about Uncle Jerry. Ol course it was.
,1 knew that without asking. She
dreamed that by some means she was
j transported to a wild region of coun-
try, apparently in some part of one of
1 the southern states. Ihere, rolling in
weallh. with a large plantation and a
hum rs.ri ti-ii-fn. rv urac n vinrt in
, - "
great style, a bashaw kind of an old
i ux..0.o. . , ..u u..n
I the appearance of the most luxurious
, , ld be say anything. leaked,
trying to conceal my agitation oy read an extract from the London XJat-
scalding my lips with hot coffee. ; llf Telegraph, of February 20, a very ;
t 1 I ' 1 t . , . 1 I .-..!... ...f.t'." . 1
replied my wife. "He said, 'Come
and lire with me. I have plenty.
Bring the whole family;' and in my
o ream 1 mougnt we uio remove mere
j ana take possesMon 01 nis large estaic,
j while Jeny acted as overseer to the
n..v 1 ...'.A T. .i.Un .1.
wu.u . .. .
auitUmr the mvstenous circle the niL'ht
'oniuseu .1 siiiie uu as 11 win ou
1 ... :. .
. j 0
prcviuu. x uu tc...w.w -wiv. ...
' my bosom, and l anew noi wi.ai to do
I !,, r wa , I 1 . aar n.il m .if f a do
u.j uum, .u x - w
nin i in mv wav o mv n nc.- oi
T T T , . f T7J r--- -; --.
( ousiness i uetunniuvu to can on onmu.
t i"mu mm in ueu, ... .m .ever -
ian, out no uoctor uau oronounceu
. . '
ish, but tho doctor had
la m a w ..
llimOUtot Ulinget. Jle WaBeXCee.l
, ingl)' glad to see me, chatted pleasant
ly, and adverted to the storm of tbe
i se iHKui, uj xxinvii, .... ' u,
. a 1. 1 Ka whiAk nu I, . . .n nf..,,i
the members of the circle were pre-
vented frora assembling. I did not
undeceive him, but. atter a pause in
the conversation, 1 afked:
"Smith, tell roe candidly, what is
f i r a., .--.:.
your opmion of Mrs. . naming
the lady who was our medium. "I.
she an honest woman?
"Of cour she ,s. and a member of
an Kvangelical Church.
"Did you ever, now on your hou-
or, Smith-did you ever say anything
to her about my Uncle Jerry.
"To the best of rov recollection,"
ho replied, "never Hut why do you
x wo, emu, in... wo packet from tbe other side 01 me. At- made a pet of. Chame Ions are innu
drenm." I an tic more and more convinces us of merable, darting over the pra:rie ia
"Of course it was," she replied. the correctne.ts of the views we have every direction with incooeeivable
"and a very foolish dream too.' expressed, that it behooves England 1 awiftness, and undergoing their pem-
My mind was, I confess, in quite as to b d stirrinL, or otherwise. liar cbamre of color, corrwanondiacr to
as; sucn a question; Union, and allowing that pap-r to ao-
I made uo reply, when, to my un-. W4.r it rjut( sir, this is not the on
utterable horror, he added: j , ncW8 wc ,ave flom Kurope, aud
"By the way, 1 had a strange dream
out your Uncle Jerry last night.
" t he duce you had, said x, tnrown
ar J r .. - -' -
.... i i ii ii . i
on my guaru mr a uioiu. in.
"Yes," he replied; "1 dreamed lie
sx a . .a a
was here, and that he had come awaj
x. I . I
from bevor: a the
MNsissippi by tele-
'Wasn't it a droll
' Smith, laughing
'I dreamed that he
x.j :' aa k i.;.i,
naa mu-mcu .u......,v .v ....... . HKltfltUvC., Diati. .me. i .,DansB. is a rocn Tbey lead them to believe thai
ter.al bodies could be sent euer th. blacW(Uagh,er)-a member of the there h noJ rit ia mUt
wire, just aa we now send terbal me.- HoUM Dcetration from the State of married vin ut 0uide lhow
sages, and that he himself had thus MMiachu8elu. i hi. double quality andUat delicacy aad propriety
tome upon the wires to test the value of acoomi maa and an Abolitionists malk, of otjuide S jy
of his invention. (rettewed Ueghter) he has inspired atffect of Ulf)ir character is that of a
Smith laughed at the strange con- profound)averskn among the members ' teni corruption, sapping the foua
ceit. Did 1 laugh? Well, nomattcr. irum Southern States. This nomina- dalionof honor and probiiy and truth.
"Yes," I. e continued, "and 1 dream-1 tion is a double blow, which hits the Let them beware. Let them reserve
cd that I examined the machinery by j Democratic party on one side, and the tut.jr -harms Hd the fascination of
which he bad effected tl.i .-. wonderfrl now Nothings on the other. (Laugh- lhejr flattering attentions for their
tight. Ho left the plaoc of his dopar-
lure l lorgei tne name, out it was m
Alabama, f think at six o'clock, and
he was bore a few minutes before
"Indeed," said 1, very alowly.
"That was--funnv. W ould you re -
member the name of the place if you
"I don't think 1 would." he replied.
"Dreams are such slrange and foolish
1 1. m.r. 1 aiddom Hinp'e mv niemorv
"Wnsit Wetumpka?" I asked, with
un i.ii- ut iiniilh it lire.
at twta w - - - .
"Av." said he. "that was it. A
queer name; how came you to think!
"Did Jerry say anything about
me?" 1 asked, evading his question.
"Not a w rd. Hut now 1 remem-
her he wanted to sell me a hliar' in
... bbsbx a a a
his invention. I Ic uul 1 should n it
"For how much?" I asked eagerly.
"Twenty thousand dollars!"
(COSCLUOID VtXT WICEK.)
JHTSo there's been another rupture
of Mt. Vociferous! said Mrs. Parting
ton, as she pul down the paper. It
t..lU nil nhoiit thn lather running down
the mountain, but it don't tell how ii
got on fire.
Senator Hai on War.
We take the following from Hon.
:John P. Hale's speech on the bill ap-
lure and collection of sruhll arms, in
accordance with the recommendatiou j
of the President: .
.sudooh-.I ili ttl hM
iinnoM-il 1I1 it I aid it was mv
on n in iii:n snv nt'Dit art wa uau '
T.,i .,.i. ; v.M.
'f " - ...... ö
Un(l Wiir i do not believe
. . . I . i
mere in a sum- p;-aon in me unitea
fect of tu. m whatever may be their 1
intcnl haH bt.cri to produce that very Itite of a hen's egg and leg five or
gUte uf fcein r whic5 tbcy depmrtte'J six inebeelonir. and covert with W
too ranch heed is given to
newsDaner articles. I believe it is
icies. i Deiieve 11 is
h consequence to them t
v w mw xr. Tf.
to answer them in the
opinion is, thai when
.1 tTl . aaTl
comes containing such statements as
have been alluded to by the Senator
from Michigan, the better way of an-
swerinor them would be to allow our 1
own newspapers to doit. If the Brit-j
j8U resft uag ,. bused us we have news
papers in thia country to return what
t),eT ,av; and j tuey wx onf abUse
the ßr,t'jgh i,af as Dafliy M they have
abused the AbolitionisU, the British
; will get a greai aeai worse man mey
send, and the matter need not be in-
. . v I
trodnced here. (Laughter.; low,
, slT l have a London paper I do not 1
often get one, but by accident I have
t one this m0ming. and I desire to '
late date. It says: I
..Xhe an-wsj at ihe Africa, as an-1
n0Unced in our yesterday's impression,
bringing news from New York up to
the 6lh in6t., by no means tends to
lc8Son the fear entertained by marry
lhal a ptc witb Uie Uuitcd Sut- s
is a most inevitao e. r.very ire&ii
v a a a.v jr xl
1 . . . . , . . 1
... c . . . .
wewiii Ond the loe ai ourooors oeiore
u..: n. ..1 . .......r kim Tmnnr.
wiul ucum m w
tant debates have taken piacc in toe
Senate aau unmistakable has been
nai, Iina unmistnkaDle
.. i u. c r .
me language oi axi. m "
Foot of Vermont. Tbe latter Senator
, hM thrown jowl the gauntlet ot de
. ,n.,, "
Mr. Cass Am I out of that scrape?
Mr. Haile Yes, Sir. entirely.
mm. ., . St V .
"The ntu'r henaior air. ro
thrown down the gauntlet of difimce,
and England on her very soil.
We are now wnrne,l off, and if we
, to otM,y the haughty and insulting
mftnriate. we are tobe "removed b
! the article ys:
..We are RfrHld,here te butono way to
tt.u)(. this (ii,pulef and ,bat at the
inl o( lhtJ bayonet. The aggressive
irit of llll5 of thL. United
an humbling, and it is
for us tü .-form the task."
, 0J anggeilt llie propriety of
lhis artlci0 lo lhe Washington
,wHnri isnot the only contrv walch
inr ns wo i
i being the (treat Republic
rorld. 1 propose to read an
from the French organ, La
ralrte, the organ oi iuib napoieon a
Administration. The tranelatlon f
which is: ...
. mm j mr s
ai last, ongrxas . urxr......
We have grounds i hojie it will exert
um It to regain the time m has lost, lhe
rnsi.lr.nt nf tin. House of lveore-
r V. . . . t
n,n B irom a newspaper pwuaux.u
i jn France. The honorable Senator
from Michigan read from one paper
i which he said was Lord PtUaiwtilai'i
'paper, and he charged its acntiraenta
0a paper. This, I am told, is Louis j
; Mr. Cass No. sir.
Mr. Hale 1 am so informed.
, M- f'rxaa Tho Moniteur is the
V nnch oflcial paper.
j Mr. Hale fce Isouis Napoleon
L.iahliah.d the censorship of the
r,..t I believe he does not allow
any opposition papers to be published
in France. (Laughter )
Mr. Cass Louis Napoleon knew
butter than to call Mr. Danks a negro.
u, 0M been in this country, and wo'd
not publish such stuff as that
T . jBi a a
Mr Hale The Senator is arguing
from general priociples against a spe
cific allegation; but that is not fait
1 think if Louis Napoleon had read
had read all that was said in this
country about Mr. Banks, he migh
very well conclude that he was a
black man. riaoffhterl for, if I rt-
i member correctly, the
I papers in this country
a saw i m .
have called him
at black Hepublioao;" and probably
Louis ISapoleoa supposed that, being
a black Republican, be mast, of course.
I be a black man, fLaagbter. I
' think, therefore, that this extract i
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' .I..,,. J, mutu cvifniuriauutl
the other. I have read the tiro to
show that we ought not to govern
ourselves in our action here by news
papers, and thai we may verj w4l
leave our own newspapers to answer
such statements. I tbmk the honora
bie Seuator from Michigan has fallen
into the mistake of rrivinir too much
consequence to newspaper paragraphs.
Texaa it Venomous Reptiles
A writer thus speaks of the reptiles
of Texas: "The eattle are not the
sole occupants of the prairie by amy
means. Droves of wild horses are
not un frequent, and deer are in count -lese
numbers. The small brown wolf
it nniisMmmM aassmii.
mw i'vvvuiiiiii nuu rix uvisiiuuaur
'2 - t..nV. x. -v. J Z
r.f ,r hmn... r i,i. i -. 1.0.
ri . um imi ia tne paraaiae 01 rep-
tiles snd creeping thiniri. Rattle aad
. ml o "
tnoecasm snakes are too
nu me roue
even to shake a stick at; the bite of
the former ia easily cured by drink
ing raw whisky till it produces in toxi
ication ; but for the letter there is no
cure. The tarantula is a pletvsent in
stitution to tret into a Quarrel with.
He isa atmUr. with h,w eKmst tW
a . -
coarse black hair. He lies in cattle
tracks, and if yon see Mat, asove out
of his path, as his bite ia absolntelv
ax . . .
senate. m certain deatb, and be never gets out
a n wspaperiof anv one's wav. but can mann eio-ht
or ten feet to inflict bis decdly bite,
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1 hu there is the centipede, furnished
with an unlimited number of legs,
each leir armed with a claw and each
claw inflicting a separate wound. If
he walks over yon at niirbt von will
have cause to remember him for
months to come, as the wound is of a
particularly poisonous nature and is
very "difficult to heal. The stinging
hzrd is a lesser evil, the sensation of
i s wound being likened to the apoli-
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cation or a red-hot iron to the tssraea;
but one is too thankful to eseape with
life to consider these leaser evils any
-But the insecta ! flying, creeping,
running, digging, boning, slinging,
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they are everywhere Ask for a cup
of water, and there the rejoinder in
our camp is. "Will you have it with
a bug or without?" The horned -frog
, is one of tbe greatest curiosities here,
I and is perfectly harmless. 14 hee
none of the cold slimy qualities of bis
1 . a a . ar .
nonnern brother, hut ib trenuenLlv
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I 1 . o . . v. r. w -
u.e color ot the object under which
k.. . .. 1. ti... 1 .. .v..
i;r uk. uc wwwa uu mc
banks oi the bayous are perfectly al.re
with mocking birth moat, beautiful, and
r .1 1 i j - s
inmirreu game ia aounuant woo very
tame, and is scarcely ever Bought after
The only varieties that I hare seen
.... ii... " r ii t
; mc uv uusii, usuiuvc, auiirxr, bibiisiu,
plover and prairie-hen "
Flirtationos of Married Women
The "rwwrwar flirtation" of marri
d women is one of the abominations
of modern society. Even a desire
for promiscuous admiration is wrong
ic wile. The love of one and his
i 'iinui nuuuiu uv an mai sue suuaiu
u h m digu.t,og and apHlmgght
to herKdeco;ating thatbeautyr
Wk. J6 h,r Jb
,ht. aUcntin of all the senseless fops
arourd hcr Rnd rf.;0icine at the a?
miratiÄ 0f otber tJan
herhuaband Her beautv shostltl be
'J M Tlht gl of
(hoe fooU that floter mT(mnth
There is always among the
and wise a sensation of disgpsi waea
a married lady attempts to trap aad
ensnare young men by a profuse dis
play of her charms, or unlicensed out
lay of her smiles. Such chrams and
a B a.a
sucn smites are loathsome to tbe in-
aiffercnt beholder "the trail of the
ierpent is over them all."
Such wives shoald know, if they do
not kDOW ,t alrcady thal there iaflu-
(.nc6 0Tcr nd lhe ?ndtnoe
of young men is as deletmoeu aa il
.i - .. .
Y w 'e " aoanaoneo oi wo
husbands, to whom they belong, and
if they must be admired, lei it be as
faithful 'wives, as self-denying moth
ers, as the educators of our gtmers
tion of immortals. It wat said ia
the praise of women in ancient time
jVomm mannt : lanam recti. Let
auch be the motto of married women
now Hartford Ciiwassf.
A Ftbasub Ban. "Way Jim. bow
pale you look; what's tbe swatter?"
Second Lroefar Obi got no sleep
F. L. "How was thalT'
S. L. "Why, yoa see. another fel
ler took my cellar" door, aad so I bad
to take another, and I eaa never sleep
in a strange bed.
-, xti s I as aaw
y-Biddy, has that nurlr fellow
cleaned off tbe saow from the pare-
"Did he cleaa it off with alacrity'."
"No sir, wid a shovel "
This Is really the smallest
bore I ever aaw," said a countrytnaa,
on viewing a Shetland pony.
lndade, now," replied ibis Irish
companion, "bot I've seen oae aa
small aa two of him."
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