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gisttoie year
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OM Column, one year
gix months.
throe months,
Half Column one year,
six months,
three month*
One-fourth Column, one year.
tbree ...6,00
Announcing Candidates
V.riceauJ balf.
double column ^Arnsementg, price ami ana
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of Br»aulW. I I
AH JCttg,
Oaneral Xjand A.g«a«,
CATION' aiul Sale uf l^nd Warrants f"r non
reside,,., payment „t Taxes and Ife
•aleof Heal K.-tatc lienerall} Will also enter
AKenoes, Collections, Investing Money, Lmat
itiK and Selling Laud Warrants, and all other business
liertauung to their profession iu Western Iowa and Ne
fcraska. __ f1!11
hand Jgtuey and Exchnf OMet,
(Graduates of American Dental C'.illeKes.)
Office on Hroad way ofpmiU Stock
Saturday May, 1867. nl-u
H. 1. SWTT & tO.,
jMtAto Broker*,
OM.'C'WM'.E .i HI. II.'UMV Br...idw.iy,
B. R. I'K( ltAM. S. H. KIDDLR.
B- R. PECiRAM fc CO.,
Bankers & Dealers in Exchange,
Heal SatAto Agent,
in mmrnh*
Mfy,.V. T.,
i ou-cll BluW*, luwm.
iiivpsttM in Real K.Mate Titles exaiinned
and Taxes vaid Omvfy.tm U»K made, COLLETUOII.-I at
once attended to, u«d roimu.in«i*s immediately made
Letters of in iinry promptly answered.
TOO-RLK & JACKSON, Council Bluflfc, Iowa.
Capt. K. WKST,
PASCHAEL W. WOODWARD, Chicago, Illinois.
STEPHEN Corn*, Philadelphia, Pa.
B. O. PIERCE, New York City.
ry*Offlee on corner of Pearl Street and Broadway,
"Council Blulls, luwa.^1
Omaha City, N- T.
Chatham, Pa.
Ft. De Moine, Iowa.
Deolora in Exoh
Council Bluffs, Iowa.
priK'eeds pr omptly remittal t.» any part ut the Uni
ted at current Hates of Kx-h irKe.
Interest paid n depusiis tor over thirty days.
Hills oj Exchange on all the principal Cities, bought
and sold.
effected on good security. Vacant lands selec
ami in any office in the Slate
Land Warrants fur cash, or OH time, constantly on
Tiaud. IK"ations of lauds for distant dealers, at the
most liberal rates.
Notes Nought ami money loaned on good security
Office opposite Pacific House, in the West lower
room of Land office.
L. Jesup & Co.
W. J. Barney 6l
(Vk & Sarirent, Bankers. Davenport, Iowa.
Culltertson & Reno, luwat'ity. Iowa.
People'^ Hank. Ketchum Rogers & Bennett, Bankers,
Bankera, I Iowa.
Vew York fy.
Selden. Withers Co.. Wasliintrton. I. C.
Hon. Chas. Mason, Commissioner of Patents, Washing*
t'«, D. C.
lion. A.
Dodpe, 8. U. S., Burlinjrt«»n, Iowa.
Hon. W. W. Jones, Dubnijue, l»wa.
Hon. Joseph Wiiian&s. Chief Ja&tice, Muscatine, Iowa.
Oooftcil Bluffs, \Wi. nl-u
Council BinII'*, Iowa.
A.1 parts of the State, and remitted to any part of tbo
£mt£i' suteV'afcuwu^^ was a
••M Wlnr,
Bill* Kxehmmgt, furrtnt
*n4 i/nemrr«nt Bought* Bold M*m\
Bought, Hold mud Kuttnd
Timtt Inltritl
Stovcn- Co. Bankers, ft. DesnwiDet.
Henry FamL.tm. Pres. C. K. I R., Chicago, Ilia.
Jbo, R. Henry. Su((. M. II. H. Davenport Iowa
B. B. Barytoti. Res't Eng., Davenport, low*.
Cook. Sargent & Downy, Banker?*. Iowa City, Iowa.
Western Marine & Fire Insurance Company, Omaka
City- S
laard. Oov. Nebraska.
Mitchell. Ksq.. Florence, N.
L. P. Brown, Kansas City, Mo. (*t*«
Parks' Lumber Yard.
From the New Orleana Picajrew.
5 00
1 am far away, dear mother,
*nd 'tis many a weary day
Since I kissed the tear drop from tfcy dMH»
And yon blessed me on my wayj
Ofi in the evening, mother,
Beneath the arure dome,
When the star*
of Heaven comepwytte f*1"*
1 think oi thee and borne.
In bright, holy visions, mother,
--ffl I see thy calm, high brow,
£i*»etl by those eilvery ne.-ses,
j'j, ar-'und ihee iio^J
gmce by the^arden hedge we stMN4
How veiy iv-ng i» set-Hie •.
But, mother, 1 have been with tiia*
Each night, in pleasant dreau|g.
Then thy rcsc-lit lips, mother, ?«,.•
In beauteous smiles they w
And. for your absent children,
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nx m«oih»..
A fervent prayer they breathA
A prayer that twines around ou* |W*.
And flings its halo there.
Or mingles balm, and dew of loi1^
With every breatb of air.
I hear your soft voice, mother,
That taught me bow to pray,
And 1 can »ee thine eye's fond
Though I am far away
Mother, 1 bear a sad, sad heart,
I'm very lonely here,
And every day and hour but
Your dear words doubly dear.
The rainbow paints the melting BlM0*
The sun shines, mother, dear,
And brightest buds of hope have bent
Around my pathway here
I've passed through many varied
But the world if kind to niei
•My little bark has never wuelulf
Upon life's troublous sea.
May a lanrel chaplet deck lb) bl»*»
Business Iimmptlv attended t.i. Land Bought and
JS..1.I, Money l,.ain-d ami Land Entered on Tunc Land
Warrants kept i ..tii-tantlv tor sale at the Invest rates,
rj- Oftke in Kmpire Block, opposite PaciHi House.
Ky 1857-nlu
Atlmrfs, Comiwlor* at Law 4c Notaries Public,
the Courts
OR Iowa
attention riven to
tate, and M.IKINTC pne-euu tio!M in Nebraska.
Deeds, J|..rrgas«, ami other instruments of writing
drawn with iispat-H, acknowledgments taken, he., Ac.
83»Offlvevn Upper tiruadway. nlo.
4'omm4»»ton*r of Dfd* for
ih* Mslf uf «V«r )*srA*
ALL kixds,
nipttV rlllc-l -nt and u'fcn..vvUM«M.
yy ill F^'pire Block, opposif^ Pacific Hotise.
Slay ls67-nl-u
«R. T. S. TERDI & BRO.
Kivio1 1
whiefc lie will sell on as reasonable term*
ad can to purchased in the city
ty* Yard on Lower Broadway, West ot
Palmar** Block.
Ckarterrd 1«I9—The Safr.t and B»t Inilitatiaa
of the kind.
rate rates
Council Blufft, !857-nl-tl
"Way," said he
And spring e'er greet thine
Thy cup of joy, 11 wreathed arop#'
With flowers, that never die
And. mother, may thy grief tie IMS
e w a v e s a k i s s e s o e
And wander on, hut leave teh,Ml
The snrfarc smooth oucc morfc
We $Bp the following truthful sketch of
the above institutions, from the Des Moines
torsettlers and give time for payments
Jlfr**v rmmitUmn mt J.otc, mn*
Town proprietors cannot fail to
appreciate it.
Some of the Eastern people who travel
out West, are occasionally sudh disappoin
ted at the appearance, or rather the
of towns iu Iowa, which to till the
delusive description speculators give of them
would bid fair to eclipse Chicago or Cleve
land, if not rival motherly New York herself,
jl story illustrating this, was told by a fel
,low passenger, in the coach, and was sug
gested bv a remark, that theKusteru portion
of Nebraska would soon be a continuous
town from North to South. Said an old
gentleman from Western New York:
"A man changes his opinion of a town
very much when lie comes to see it, and finds
it altogether different from what il was rep
resented. They have a perplexing way of
calling every thing a
their care, attended
TO promptly.
CELLING real es­
in the est here,
which misleads a great many. There is
Jackson Citv, Polk City, and so on, a thou
sand big names, and all purporting to be
and as 1 heard the name "city" men
tioned so often, 1 concluded there must be
some grounds for it. Well, 1 utterwards
discovered that
were plenty, more
so than the attributes of a metropolis.
1 recollect my first sight of the city of
Prairie Grove. 1 had been told that it was
a thriving place, and certainly the lithograph
whieh displayed its streets and alleys,
squares, and parks, and other atl\ untages of
art and nature,
very imposing. Though
by no means expecting to see such a town as
Rochester or Buffalo, 1 had made up my
rniud that the city of Prairie tirove must
contain several hundred inhabitants at least.
My mental conception of it furnished it with
a store or two, a church, a tavern, a black
smith shop, a saw mill, and seven or eight
dwellings—not elegant ones to be sure—Dut
neat and comfortable. Such 1 supposed
Prairie lirove to be.
1 took the stage to Albis, when 1 stopped
and inf(uirrd how far it was to rt*- wtfr of
Prairie Grove, wanteu to see a Mr. Smith,
who had bought a steam mill of me. and had
not yet settled for it. They told me Prairie
irove was about fifteen miles Southward.
They all knew Mr. Smith: he was Post Mas
ter at Prairie Grove, and i would find him
verv easily. So i procured the direction, a
good cigar and u horse, and started to see
Mr. Smith, the Postmaster of the city of
Prairie Grove. This was in the morning.
1 rode along, admiring the beauties of the
country, musing upon business, and won
dering if there were souie lots in the city
where 1 was going, which might be bought
at an advantage, and if so, and the place
was likely to grow, why 1 did not know but
1 might invest a little, but not until after 1
had consulted Mr. Smith, the Post Master,
who would be well
in the affairs there,
and would make me
of the desired in­
formation. So 1 traveled along, 1 thought,
about fifteen or sixteen miles, but no Prairie
(irove appeared to be visible. As I gained
every rise, how eager 1 looked for the church
•pire, cr the saw-mill chimney, for 1 was
growing hungry, and my horse was becom
ing jaded. Finally, I became sure that I was
on the wrong road, for they told me at Al
bia that it was only fifteen miles, and I knew
1 had come more than that distance. Pres
ently a small house appeared, andl rode up,
determined to solve the problem. As I came
toward the house, two large dogs commen
ced a ferocious barking, a crowd of nigged
children ran to the door, and a large, gaunt
bilious-looking man followed them, while
the only window was adorned in several
places by distinct outlines of female faces.
All regarded me with wonder and I began
to look down and around at myself and
horse, to see if any thing unusual in my ap
pearance attracted so much curiosity, for
travelers are a familiar thing in Iowa, and
dogs hardly bark at them. I toiled the
"Sir," said I, "can you tell m« the road
to Prairie Grove?"
You're in it,"
said he laconically.
I was surprised, but ventured atother in
•'llow much further is it?"
"O, about two miles when yo# get on
that riseyender, you kin see the toiro, plain.
"Do you know a man narndl Smith,
"Yes, he's the Post Master tier,body
"Don't often haVe stranger* pws this
way, do you?"
"Not many—not many to Prairie UrOve,
"So I rode on, gained the summit of a hill
before me, and bent my eyes around the
landscape for a view of Prairie (irove-. 1
"non est) n vent us,"
Nptciol MitpoHhi
Mtml MittoH mmd JT'r-
I—if Afcwrtty,
American tixihange Eauk, New
J. P. Thompson. a a
Bank of Illion. lMion. X. Y.
Bank of Cooperstown, Cooperstown, jf. y.
Durkee Bullock, Banker*. St Lonis, Mo.
Onotfcl.U i unfy Bank. S r.tmsp, ff. Y.
Warren B.mk South Darn ers. Mass.
above Company, who is now ready to take risks to and fro about tho prefflliCi.
nnd i«*ue policies for builUiu^atucka of merchandise, Said i tO the
Jtc., in this city and throughout tho coos
try, at
"Sir, can you
the way to
why, man, you're
in Prairie Grove now!
town is
am the Post
Well, to tell the truth, I never was more
astonished in my life.
a place which had so completely captivated
my imagination bv the representations which
had beeu made of it, had but one house, aud
that hardly fit for a stable! Mr. Smith, whom
1 had been led to consider a sort of udal
proprietor of the town, a man high in wealth
and honors, was a poor, dirty, unkempt, and
wragged wretch.
However 1 am used to reverses. Every
man ought to be. it does him good. 1 ex
plained matters to Mr. Smith told him who
1 was and what 1 came'for. lie became very
friendly. He offered me his hospitality.—
Had 1 Leen to dinner. No he guessed not,
nor my horse either, and he would see that
both were fed. What mv horse got, 1 do
not know, but what I *ot very well remem
ber. It is all told in the two syllables,
1 spoke about the town asked him how
it was thev had no buildings. He said they
hadn't built much yet, but were going to in
thesummer. In regard to business mutters,
he said if 1 would stay with him over night,
in the morning he would go with me to Al
bia, and make every thing straight. So 1
agreed, wondering, however, where I should
sleep. There was but one room, and that
had three beds in it, whicn as 1 said before,
left scarcely space to get about. At least,
1 asked him, partly to prevent confusion,
and partly to gratify curiosity:
"Mr. Smith, 1 am afraid it will not be
very convenient for you to keep me to-uight.
1 reallv do not see where I am to sleep."
"O," said he, "I guess I can get you
lodged up to that building, and he pointed
to one I had not yet seen, worse than the
habitation of the unfortunate Smith."
why what in the world did you
build that for, way up on the hill?"
"It is intended for a store," Mr. Smith.
"But what made you put it on such a
steep bank?"
"0, the lots up there were not so salable
as those in the flat, and so we thought we
had better commence building there to in
crease their value," answered Mr. Smith,
with commendable gravity.
"I can't stay here to-night," said I get
oh your horse and go down to Albia with
me to-day. Can you not do that?"
"Well," I guess 1 can I'll see what the
old woman says, anyhow."
This resulted in jur riding towards Albia
in about a half an hour and such, gentle
men, were my first impressions of Prairie
Grove City. I need hardly add that I did
not iavest any more than a hundred thousand
in city lots notwithstanding Mr. Smith's sol
emn asseveration, that they would build
'•powerfully" there iu the summer.
The Russians have long exhibited a re
markable taste for juggling, and all that
smacks of the marvelous. Conjurers, pro
fessors of natural magic ventiilo'iuists, and
the entire race of mountebanks, who in
France and England, astonish the gaping
crowds at races and country fairs, ever find
a ready welcome and liberal encouragement
among" the higher classes in the Russian cit
ies. About the beginning of the present
centurv, a species of Cagliostro. or rather a
superior kind of Wi/.zard of the North, made
At length, after the lapse of an hour the
door of the saloon openeu, and the gentle
man of the chamber announced Pirnetti,
who presented himself with a calm front and
the serenity of one who had nothing to re
proach himself with. The Czar, however.
greatest coolness.
"Did not your majesty command my pres
ence at seven o'clock precisely."
"Just so!" exclaimed the Czar at the
height of exasperation.
"Well, then," said Pirnetti, "let your
majesty deign to look at your watch, and
you will perceive that I am exact, and that
"it is just seven o'clock."
The Czar, pulling out his watch violently,
in order to confound what he considered a
piece of downright insolence, was completely
amazed. The watch marked seven o'clock!
In turn all the courtiers drew out their
watches, which were found as usual exactly
regulated by that of their sovereign. Seven
o'clock! indicated with a common accord all
the watches and clocks of the palace. The
art of the magician was at once manifest in
this strange retrogression in the march of
time. Anger was succeeded by astonishment
and admiration. Perceiving that the Czar
smiled, Pirnetti thus addressed him.
"Your majesty will pardon me. It was
by the performance of this trick that I was
desirous of making my first appearance be
fore you.
But 1 know how precious
did not find myself gratified. Prairie (irove the watches of those present, and in the
is at court
it is at least necessary that your watch
should tell it to you, sire. If you consult it
now, you will find that it marks the real
once more drew forth bis watch
—it pointed to a few miniites past eight—
the same rectification had taken place in nil
as the lawyers say. clocks of the palace. This exploit was fol-
I was disappointed badly I wanted to find lowed by others equally amusing and surpri-
t|le jty hotel, get a good dinner, and feed sing. At the close of the performances, the
for my horse, but here were all mv epicure-1 Czar, after having complimented Pirnetti, sprained
an anticipations utterly and wantonly blight-! brought back to his rcmemberance that, in to help 1
ed, and this too in a country where "the only I the course of the evening's amusements, he Sornei
man I had conversed with, had told me a had declared that such was the power of his told me her story was trtie. I took her into
wiiful and malicious lie, consequently the
jurv the man who had given me the wrong the price of the evening's amusement—one i for the rare pleasure of giving to (iod's poor
direction, go on towards the log hut, and thousand rubies. Come and fetch them.— children. I went back to my hotel just as
see if something else did not appear. The But 1 forewarn you that the doors shall be the gong sounded for break fust, and took
latter course 1 finally adopted. The nearer closed, and carefully guarded."
approached the log" house, the worse it ap- "To morrow at mid-day 1i shalL
1 A lame an.L tinely assorted M"CK MMBKR, peared but from certain indications, I be- honor of presenting myselt bet ore y
a Urge ami finely
Ran to fear that fate had cast the lot of some jesty," replied Pirnetti, who boi
unfortunate family there. At any rate, 11 witfidrew."
The nearer closed, and carefully guarded." my seat with a hundred strangers. No soon
"To morrow at mia-day 1 shall have the i er had I commenced eating than I felt a
your ma- hand laid upon my elbow, and looking up,
•rittfaaW •-ii
exterior openings to the palace were guard
ed by the soldiery, and the approaches to
the imperial apartments were protected by
high dignitaries, whom a simple professor of
the art of legerdemain possessed no means
of bribing. In short, for greater security,
all the keys had been carried into the impe
rial cabinet. A few moments previous to
the hour fixed for Pirnetti's interview with
the Czar, the chamberlain
on service brought
to his Majesty dispatch which a messenger
had handed Him through an opening in the
door. It was a report from the minister of
police that Pirnetti had not left home.
"Aha! he has found out that the under
taking is impracticable, and ho has aban
doned it," observed the Czar ^rith a smile.
"Well," said I, in astonishment, "1 want
to go to the Post Office."
"This is the Post Office," said be.
"Yes, but 1 want to see Mr. Snuth, the
Post Master."
(Mv name is Smith, and
Twelve o'clock scranded. While the last
stroke vet reverberated, the door which com
municated from the bedroom of the titarto
the cabinet opened, Pirnetti appeared. The
Caar drew back a ctruple of paces, his brow
darkened and after a momentary silence, he
said, "are you aware that you may become a
verv dangerous individual."
"Yes, sire," he replied: "I am only an
humble conjurer with no ambition than that
of amusing your majesty."
"Here," said the Czar, "are a thousand
rubles for last night, and a thousand more
for this days visit.
Pirnetti, in offering his thanks, was inter
rupted bv the Czar, who, with a thoughtful
air, inuuired of him, "Do you count on yet
remainms some time in St. Petersburg.'
"Sire," he replied, "1 intend setting off
this week unless your majesty orders a pro
longation of my sojourn."
"No!" hastily observed the Czar, "it is
not my intention to detain you and more
over," continued he with a smile, "1 should
vainly endeavor to keep you against your
will. You know how to leave St. Peters
burg as eusily as you have found your way
in this place."
"I could do so, sire," said Pirnetti "but
far Ifrom wishing to quit St. Petersburg
stealthily or mysteriously, I am desirous of
quitting'it in tile most public manner possi
ble, by giving to the inhabitants of your cap
ital a striking example of my magical pow-
Pirnetti could not leave like an ordinary
mortal it was necessary that lie should crown
his success in the liussian capital by some
thing surpassing his previous efforts: there
fore, on the evening preceding the day fixed
for his departure, he announced that he
should leave St. Petersburg the following
day at ten o'clock in the morning, and that
he should quit by all the city gates at the
same moment!
curiosity was excited
to the highest degree by this announcement.
St. Petersburg at that time had fifteen gates,
which were encompassed by a multitude
eager to witness this marvelous departure.
The spectators at these various gates all
declared that at ten o'clock, precisely, Pir
netti, whom they all perfectly recognized,
passed through.
"He walked at a slow pace and with head
erect, in order to be the better seen,' they
said: "and he bade us adieu in a clear and
audible voice."
These unanimous testimonies were con
firmed by the written declaration of the offi
cers placed at every gate to inspect the pass
ports of travelers. The inscription on Pir
netti's passports was subscribed in the fif
teen registers. here is the wizard, wheth
er coming from the north or south, who
could in these degenerate days, perform so
astonishing an exploit!
A beautiful child of seven summers, with
the golden light of youth streaming all over
her bright curls, childhood's lresh lustre in
his appearance at St. Petcrsburgh, and as- S her dark eyes, and June s reddest roses on
tonislied the natives bv his marvelous per- I her dimpled cheeks, came rushing up to me.
I i
formances. His name was Pirnetti, and his 'Oh!'she cried, tossin
fane ia vet retained in tho memory of those from her brow, 'we've got the splenderist
who witnessed his unrivalled talents. 'new piano over home, and mother wants you
ind displeased the Czar pulled out his watch,
which indicated five minutes nast seven.—
Pirnetti had not only failed in being in wait
but he had caused the court to wait,
and Alexander was not more patient than
Louis XIV. A quarter of an hour passed,
half an hour, and no Pirnetti? Messengers
who had been sent in search of him, return
ed unsuccessful. The anger of the Czar,
with difficulty restrained, displayed itself in
threatening exclamations.
The (V.ar Alexander having beard Pirnetti to come and try it. She says you shall play
much spoken of, was desirous of seeing him, on it first."
and one day it was announced to the eon- Now I am a child with children my heart
iurer that he would have the honor of giv- I bounds, my pulses leap in unison with their 1 One cold and blustei ing day in I ecember,
inga representation of his magical powers sportive natures, when they are by. And I a few years since, several of us were sea
at court,' the hour fixed for him to make his when the locks are silvered 011 my temples ed around a roaring stove, in the reception
appearance being seven o'clock. A brilliant and my step grows slow upon the staircase, room of the Louisv die «otlL "hither
and numerous assembly of ladies and cour- when "the voices of my. loved are only like. caused by the genial warmth of the stove,
tiers, presided over bv the Czar, had met. remembered music, when
Away went the
to catch th
her form, she shivered with the cold
she went by she half turned, and 1 had gone
but a little way before 1 heard quick foot
steps behind me, and stopping, the girl lifted
her hand, as if to place it on my arm draw
ing back she said:
'Please sir, if you would give me a little
money to buy bread.'
'Are you hungry?' I asked.
'Yes,"sir—real hungry,' and hw Hps quiv
'Doesn't your father work and bring home
'Father is sick,' she said, and mother
sprained her arm, and my brother who used
to help us was drowned not long ago.'
thing in my heart nnd in her face
that he could penetrate everywhere. I a bakers shop, bade her hold out her tatter-
ieople would not be any too honest, and 11 "Yes, sire, everywhere," replied the con- i ing apron and filled it with loaves. Then
luight starve before 1 could reach Prairie jurer, w'ith modest assurance. I putting five dollars in the shopman's hand,
"(irove, or any other place where I could get "What!" exclaimed the Czar, "could you 11 stipulated that the ppor family was to have
•nv thing to eat. I looked again at the penetrate even into this palace, Were I to or- bread every morning till the money was used
scene before me. For five miles at least the der all the doors tobeclosed and guarded." I up. Then slipped another five dollars into
view was unobstructed. Far in the distance "Into this palace, sire, or even into the i the girls hand, and turned hastily from her
was a rude log hut, a most miserable look- apartment of your majesty, quite as easily i tear filled eyes.
inr building, such as is erected to pre-empt as I should enter my own house," said Pir-1 Well, ten dollars were gone, and I was by
land with, it seemed to be deserted, and netti. I ho means rich enough to spare it but I felt
in fact mi"ht have been. I studied a long I "Well then," said the Ciar, "at mid-day as if, no doubt, the Lord would make it up,
time whether to go back and tax with per-1 to-morrow I shall have ready in my closet and at any rate, ten dollars was little enough
could probably fintl out where Prairie Orove The gentlemen of the household followed was a young man just starting in the world, per was a* arrangement to evade the law,
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was. I need not describe the house more the conjurer to make sure that he quitted to with little means and a few friends.
than to Bay it was log and covered with the palace they accompanied him to his 1 have not grown rich,' he said after the
bark. You have seen such often. 1 rap- lodgings, and "a number of police sur- first surprise of recognition^ was over 'but
at the door. Presently it opened, and rounded the dwelling from the moment he I am able to pay my debts. Do you remem
saw a little room with heads all over the entered it. The palace was instantly closed, ber one day, fourteen years ago, ^ou lent
floor so thick that the two women, five chil
dren and one man could hardly navigate
chil- with positive orders not to suffer, under any me ten dollars in my extremity, and told me some long yarn or
gate pretext whatever, any one to enter, were he never to pay it unless I was able? How I him. I felt the 'ti
prince or valet, until the
'Lige "VT1*
e a y u
mv hand's grasp
but the conjurer was absent. Surprised becomes tremulouslike the loosening tendrils hud grown exceedingly communicative and ,.r
bowed and there set an old friend I had not met for! I'll be dod busted if he didn't shove out a
trouble. But come and aee me on TOUT way
through Iowa, and my wife and children will
thank you with me.'
1 was much astonished and affected, for
I had totally forgotten his obligation, but i
could not refuse the jnst return. Truly, I
thought, giving to the Lord does not impov
erish even in worldly means, and I said to
myself, 1 will see wnat this ten dollars will
bring me. So looking about, I made a little
investment in the new land and went on my
way fully satisfied with myself and the world
in general. Three weeks ago, 1 had an offer
of five hundred dollars for my wee bit of
land I accepted it, and as my wife and lit
tle Nellie have long 'been teasing me for a
piano 1 bought this for them.'
'It seems like a dream,' said I, gazing
with a sort of reverence ou the beautiful in
strument 'you ought to commemorate the
incident in some manner.'
1 have thought of inscribing on a small
silver plate the words, 'Cast thy bread upon
the waters and thou flhalt find it after many
days,' but it does not seem exactly to suit
the case.'
'Did you ever see the girl again, papa?'
asked jfellie.
'No, my dear, but I have heard from her
through a German missionary. She is a
good scholar, and teaches a little school her
self, now, in Chicago. She has become a
handsome and refined young woman, and is
educating her only brother younger thau
herself. I learned from him that my little
gift put new life into the sinking heart of
the poor, sick father and the nourishment
procured with some of the money gave
strength to his weak frame. The father ob
tained employment, the little brother found
work .0 do in an office, and the girl obtain
ed the favorable notice of a celebrated pian
ist, who saw that she possessed musical gifts
of high order, so that by his cultivation she
became enabled to support herself. So you
see, ten dollars made a whole family happy,
grateful nnd useful, and bought me this
beautiful instrument.
Written Expressly for Porter's Spirit oI tlx Times."
is part and parcel of the great
State Mississippi, with about forty-five free
and indepensahlc voters, and can hold more
liquor, "eordin' to size," than
"airy nuther"
precinct around.
You need not look on the map for Sink
um, it "ain't thar." The only mention
made of it, you will find in the note-book
of that celebrated gad-about, Madam Pfeif
fcr.who has been around the world several
times or more. She does it up with this
sinjrle comment: "durn the place," which
forcible expression clearly defines Her po
sition among the profane writers
The productious pf Sinkum are pine
,fee|.7VlfS^,n°L!nS °rm
and knuckles that can batter a sledge-ham-
with his uuderhold in a tussle.
He ain't a beauty to look at, that's a fact
he's the favorite of all the women for with
!ieui, pluck and patronage will tell.
I remember well the first time 1 ever heard
of 'Lige Simmons.
or the bar-man s superb smashes, as we
of the dying vine, still may the feet of in-! although strangers, very soon each one knew Jt.rg0. At times, the unfortunate captive
fancy pa"ttcr around mv knee and its red lips the other's name, business and habitation. would fall to the ground, exhausted and ut
breathe perfume 011
lie ink and pen, and up bound-1 tanned bv exposure, and marked with many
lie hand of little Nellie, and: sears. He gave his name as "Fulton, of
he beautiful mansion, into a'Bar Grass," and "lie had run the river from
off we ran, to the
room softly lighted, where Nellie's mother, Orleans to Louisville, for the last thirty
who was an invalid, laid upon her accus- years-was equa ly at home on a steamer, a
tomed couch and up to the new piano to raft, or a broad-horn, and knew every bar
soothe the weary sick one with strains of
music. The instrument was one after my
own heart, rich toned, full and melodious,
1 4'""
1 expressed my astonishment and my look
of wonder drew another laugh from him.
and bend on the Mississip', as well as he
knew the streets of the city."
When Fulton heard me say that 1 was
and the soft strains answered liquidly to my! from Mudville, he exclaimed: ell strand
touch— Now the sweet verse of Burn's r, I dcclar jwre a mighty peaceable
'Highland Mary,'—and now the sweeter mu- lookin feller to hail from such a place as
sic of Tapan's. There is an hour of Peace-1 Mudville. Let me see yes, it wur four
ful Rest, occurred to mv memory, and thus I years ago cotoin' spring, that me and Ben
was greatly displeased but Pirnetti assumed I played and sting till N'ellie's father came. 1 Ilorton wur runnin the Little Pike, a Hat from the ducks shot bv the Indians, and
an air of astonishment, and replied with the
little Nellie toward him, and encircling her! gar feller always play
in' the same chune.— i
little form with his arm, while she looked
with as much astonishment as myself, and
he began:
'A few years ago I went to Chicago. 1
had been "there but a few days when in one
of my morning walks I encountered a girl
some twelve years old, a very intelligent,
bright-eyed cliild, whose face wore such a
sorrowful expression that 1 almost stopped
to speak to her as she passed. The morning
air was raw and chilly, tlieground wet from been travellin' round through the fog, in one cut down several trees on each side of the
a light fall of earlv snow, and I noticed that! '"g eddy, all night: and, you see, all them ,ver „nj thus made a bridge across it.—
as the wind bleW her thin garments about houses where they had been frollickin', was When Mrs. Thatcher attempted to cross it,
As the same house, hat we would pass by once
in a while. I
enough but as there wur a small town close
fourteen years. When I last saw him. he glass of whiskey. You see, that 'blind ti-
Czar himself should have tried to find your address many times when 'Lige finishei
command the ddors to be opened. The or- since but 1 could not. Here is a ten dollar
ders were strictlv enforced, confidential per-1 gold piece, and I am sorry that 1 cannot
sons having watched their execution. She double it, for your kindness to me when in
I which won't let 'em sell licker there except
by the gallon. It is useless to say that my
visits wur numerous to that animal what
couldn't see. After a while, 1 happened
along where 'Lige Simmons had been tellin'
other to a crowd around
'tiger* workin' on me and
finished his yarn, says 1 to him,
familiar-Tike, 'Lige, has you got the papers
for that
I tell you, I had said just enough
and it war no use ty add another word. 1
looked at Lige and saw the 'tiger' plain in
both eyes, as he said to ma, 'shuok your
self.' We wurn't long sheddin' oar super
fluous kiverin,' and at it we went. Nip and
tuck, up and down, rough and tumble, we
had it bitin', and gougin'. 1 tell YOU, it
wur an awful soriminage, and we both fout
beautiful. But it wurn't no use, And 1
might as well acknowledge the corn.
"Lige Simmons wur the best mas: and
when he got to goin' into my stumiek with
his meat-maulers, I had to blate out. 1 and
Ben wurn't long in shovin' off the 'Little
Pike' from that port, and I've never landed
there since.
"Yes, stranger, Mudville is what I call a
snortin' place, with the biggest eddy and
the meanest whiskey I ever run inter and
'Lige Simmons is the iightinest feller 1 ever
met, which is sayin' a duruad sight."
Prom the St. Paul Vioneer and Democrat,
Hon. Chas. E. Flandrau, Agent for the
Sioux of the Mississippi, arrived iu this city,
last evening, from the Sioux Agency, on the
Steamer Minnesota, accompanied by Mrs.
Margaret Ann Marble, one of the women
taken prisoner by the Indians at Spirit Lake,
Iowa, in March lost, and whose release from
captivity has been briefly noted in our pa
per. From Mr. Flandrau yve learn some
interesting facts, connected with the captivi
ty of Mrs. Marble, and her associates.
Mrs. Marble states that on the 13th of
March last, a party of Indians came to the
residence of ner husband at Spirit Lake,
Iowa, murdered him, and took her off as a
to their camp, in the vicinity of the
ake. the camp, she found a Mrs.
Thatcher, a Mrs. Noble and a Miss Gardi
ner, all of whom had been taken prisoner by
the Indians, in their attack on the settlers
at the Lake. Mrs. Thatcher's husband had
escaped being killed, by a temporary ab
sence from home, as we believe, had Mrs.
Nobles', but the entire family of Miss Gar
diner had been murdered.
The Indians broke up their camp at Spirit
Lake immediately, anu proceeded to Heron
Lake, distant about tweuiy-fivc miles, where
thev encamped and left their squaws and
prisoners, and started on an expedition.
.Mrs. Marble, supposes to the Des Moines,
at Springfield, where' they committed other
murders. They returned to the camp at
Ileron Lake, in about ten days, with a large
She holds the balance of power in the
county elections, and always casts her vote
for the party who dances the best reel,
stands Vhe biggest treat, and carries the
moiit "rot-gut" without stagzering. It is
needless to add, that Sinkum invariably
goes Democratic. Altho' part of a Slave
State, vet slavery was abolished years since
Sinkum has its hero, and Lige 6immons ,ng9
orac e am "*®tl
ates, were forced to carrv packs, and per- 1 Jul
d,'"r,^din« ar'd I1'er'ial,
boots, with the shoulders of a Simpson, the camp. ihe sava the pack she was com- jjorfl
of a vice, and a "bar-hug" is fun compared
and removed br to ft# Agency at Yellow
Medicine. After* fe# dap rest, with the
fimilitt at dN Agtaeyaad Fort Ridgsly she
started for St.
Fland.*au? and arrived at the Fuller Uowe
last evening.
Mrs. Marble Is about twenty-fire years of
age of medium site, and rery pleaeant look
ing. She is
a native of larke oounty, Ohio,
and moved to Michigan about ten years ago/
She has been twice married. Her first hus
band's name waa Phips. After his death,
she married Mr. Marble, with whom she
removed to Linn County Iowa, and ultimate
ly to Spirit Lake in Dickson county. Mrs.
M. is in a very destitute condition,—her
husband has been murdered and
as to wheth
er her parents are alive, or not, she is ignor
ant. We trust those who are blessed with
a supply of this world's goods, will contri
bute liberally in aid of this unfortunate wo
man. The privations she has undergone,
and her present destitute condition commend
her to the consideration of the benevolent.
Any money forwarded to her address at the
Fuller House, will reach the proper destina
Mr. Flandraa has adopted the most ener
getic means to secure tne release of Mrs.
Nobles and Miss. Gardner. On the 23d he
dispatched a party of trusty Indians, to
Skunk Lake, with four horses and a wagon,
and provided them with everything necessa
ry to secure the release of the remaining
captives by raiscon. The Indians- would
reach Ink-pa-du-tah's camp in about four
koaring Clould and Grey Eagle report
the band of lnk-pa-du tah to number about
fifteen lodges. The Indians are well armed
each of tbem possessing a revolrgr, rifle,
The Philadelphia
ed to carrv, consisted of two hags of
mer. His fingers close dowu with tlieclanip .shot, each weighing twenty-live pounds, and
weak, ill-used and distracted weimin was
forced to carry was placed the additional
weight of an Indian urchin of some three
years of age. The snow was very deep the
prisoners were but thinly clad, and, most of
this time, suffering from hunger. The warm
clothing they had on them when they were
made prisoners, was taken from them by
the squaws, and in its place, thev received forj
lmt u scan!
and tht
withered cheek. the crowd, was a powerful man, his face terly unable to proceed further. Then, the
inhuman wretches would place the muzzl
of a loaded gun at her head, and threaten
her with instant death unless she would im
mediately continue her weary march.—
When a horse stolen at the settlement would
die, or would be killed bv the Indians for
food, the prisoners would be allowed to re
cruit tlieir exhausted strength, by a stfpply
of horse flesh, but with these exceptions,
they suffered greatly from want of food,
aud were glad to snatch up the bones thrown
down by the Indians, after their repast.—
Mrs. Marble states that they were often
forced to eat the wing feathers, plucked
He was a handsome man in the full vi^or loaden with projuice, and traden5 along the shrivelled before the fire, to save themselves bars are of little avail against Cupid's pick
of manhood and from him his little daugh- coast. One nielit when the fog wur as thick from starvation. lock contrivances—his cunning will devise
ter inherited' her golden tinted hair and ha-' a* fur on a cat's back, we drifted purty 1 When the ludians would encamp for the ways and means to open them all. A young
zel eyes. He took a seat near his wife and close to a house, where they wur fiddlin', night, the captives were compelled to carry gentleman had courted a fair damsel of this
drew her thin hand into his, as he spoke to1 danein'. and drinking like fury. After float- wood and water, and build fires, put up the citv, and it was supposed that they two in
her. Then when 1 praised the new piano, ing', along about an hour, we passed anoth- tepeiat, &e. They were however, never al- time would '-become one." Some little
he turned to me laughingly, 'Yes, and the er, where they were froliekin' like the dev- 1 lowod to prepare the food. At first thev 1 quarrels a trivial nature, as lover's quar
best part of it is it only cost me ten doi- il, and niter a while, we passed another: and naturally r.-ljolletl at the treatment thev re-j rel» generally are occurred. Neither would
so on, every hour or so, we would pass a ceived, but the Indians beat them with clubs, confess the wrong to be on their side—pre
house where they seemed to be carrying on into submission to their orders. Mrs. Mar- sents and correspondence were mutually
in high style. And what seemed tne curi- hie states that she soon discovered that the sent back and the nyitch was broken off.—
'Let me tell the story,' he said, drawing ousest thing, in every house they had a nig-
\t last, says Ben to me, "ain't these the cheerfulness and alacrity. Herself, Mrs.
beateliest folks along here n this coast, for
froliekin', you eve: saw I just wish I was
a shore a little whilfc, to give 'em a Ken
tucky touch." And then Ben began danein'
away on the top of the flat, for 1
stranger, next to a showy horse, a fiddle's
the thing to reach Kentuck's finer feeli.igs.
"Well, when we found ourselves next
mornin', I'll just bedod busted if we hadn't
They arrived at this stream about fifteen
days after leaving Heron Lake. The Indians
was thrown into the river she succeed-
you, me and Ben wur mad ,.j j„ swimming to within a short distance
t|ie opposite side, when one of the Indians
bv, we concluded to run ashore and try the deliberately shot her through the head, kill
cfuuices for tradin'. Just as we tied up jnj, her instantly. The body of tho unfor*
and shoved out a plank, down comes a par- tunate woman was left floating in the stream,
eel of fellers to inspect us Amonjj 'eni ]jor death was hailed by the Indian women,
wur one trcmenjons "biK feller andl saw
frotn the signs hung out, that he had been
on a bust all night.
"'Whoopee!' he hollered, jumping up
and cracking his heels together, 'here's
'Lige Simmons, all the way from Sinkum
just bring out your wildcats, gentlemen, if
VDU want 'em chawed up. I'm a smashing
tornodo in a a tussel, with the scream of a
steam ingine, the grip of a he-griailv, and
the hoss-power of a four-biler boat Whar's
the man can stand before me?'
"I know'd it wur a challenge, and I
you it riled me considerably.
"Thinks I to myself, we'll try your grit
hefore we leave this place. Alter a while
I goes up in town, leaven Ben in chargc of
the boat and, after crusin' around alittle
I sees a kinder pigeon-hole cut in the side of
a house, and over the hole, in»big writin',
'Blind tiger, ten cents a«ight. I walks
straight up, and peepin' iu, gees a feller
standin' inside stirrin' somethin' with a
1 immediately recognized a familiar kinder
menejery smell about the place. Hel
lo, there, you mister showman,' says I to
the feller inside, 'here's your ten cents,
walk out your wildcat.' Stranger, instead
of showin' me a wild varmint without eyes,
after their return, the Indians 'j^ke up their
when the fortunate circumstances transpir- 1
in that section, by the ^eriff wtio sold out deeply interesting, and calculated to thrill
the last darkey in that whole "kedntry. the heart ot the most indifferent, with feel-
er 0
m'um. nt murderers.
twenty-five miles north-west of Spirit
mts, 'possum hunts, and "some pumkius Lake. Mrs. Marble estimated the distance
chief amusements are barbacues, frolics, travelled at four to five hundred miles, prob-.
free fights, and any quantity of mean whis-1 ablv owin^ to the torturous course pursued
by the Indians to avoid pursuit. She think:
they arrived at Skunk Lake about the first
of May. Ilere they remained five days,
A piece ot pa
ed which resulted in the release of Mrs
Marble from captivity.
jj over
In relation to the trials and sufferings of
the unfortunate females, during thejourney
.... 1 to bkunk Lake, Mrn» MurMc n narrjti\c ih t(p —thit fihim nosed wife
horror, indignation, and desire of
must be consulted. lie is the champion,! justice, if not revenge upon the cowardly
he goes, the rest follow unanimously-mcn,, Immediately on starting from Heron Lake,,
women and children. Whether it w a Irol- Mrs. Marble states that herself and associ-
ic or a fight, Lige is always counted
"Stansbury, come up here, you villain!-
s a
for rou!"
lot of camp furniture, increasing the
weight of the pack to one hundred pounds. I ,)rok(.n
with loud shouts of joy and exultation. The ing saw him on board a pocket-ship bound
feelings of the surviving prisoners, at this i for (jothaui.
horrible murder, cannot oe imagined. They The passage, unfortunately, was long,
beheld in Mrs. Thatcher's death, the fate the poor fellow chafed and fretted so much
reserved for them, when overpowered by fa- that the passengers began to think him de
tigue, they would be unable to procccd. ranged or else a fugitive escaped from jus-
About five days after the party reached tice. The instant the vessel touched tho
Skunk Lake, two Lac-qui-Parle Indians, on
their spring hunt, made their appearance at
the camp of Ink-pa-du-tah's band. They
were well received by the cliref and his fol
lowers. A feast followed, at which the In
dians related their exploits al Spirit Lake,
boasted of the murders they had committed,
the goods they had stolen, &c.
The Lac-qui-Parle Indians remained in
the camp all night keeping a very sharp
look out, they informed Mr. Flandrau, on
Stansbury hastily obeyed
tjJC 8Ui„moI!g
y0 want t0 gec Nancv the heart
V n(.vv criea Mrs.
On the top of this heavy load, wtich this j^r guilty husband hobbled into the room.
_T .supply, ill-suited to the weath-
exposure they were forced to un-
torn cat!
Stansbury, when
"Nancy! what Nancy's that? said the sly
old rogue, in well feigned astonishment.
"Why, Nancy, the mother of this baby
that's been hung up at tho door, Mr. Stans
bury! Oh, you look mighty innocent, but
just read that letter, and look iuto that
basket! Don't be afraid, it won't bite it's
ot no teeth, poor thing. You'll know it
ju. hussy says, it's just like you, all
over. I'll expose you before everybody."
In less than five minutes, Mrs. iitansoury
had collected a room full of spectators—
half of the inhabitants of the court—to
witness the proccsi of unwrapping the baby.
Anxious expectation sat ou every counte
nance, as the jealous lady tore away rag af
ter rag from the body of the foundling, the
vigorous movement of which astonished
everybody. "It's full of the devil already,"
said Mrs. S., "that shows its of his. You'll
goon see that it is like him in everything."
"At last, all the swaddling clothes being
removed, out jumped the baby and made its
escape through the open door. It was a big
It is singular what shifts love will make
accomplish its objects. Both gates and
,»ly way to secure herself from ill treatment, I The young gentleman .'^mediately started
t0 perform the duties assigned her with off to New Orleans, to eiycr into commer-
Noble and Miss Oardiner pursued this course
and were treated more kindly than their as
sociate Mrs. Thatcher wno was in delicate
health, and utterly unable to do the amount
of work required of her. This lead to a
most tragic and horrible occurrence, when
tho party crossed the Big Sioux.
ial business, -thinking that distance would
lessen the' attachment he really felt for the
young lady.
When the woman is injured, or thinks
she is injured by the one she loves, she is
more apt than tile male sex, "to bite off her
own nose," as the saying is, to inflict pain,
and be revenged on the offending object.—
A gentleman that the young lady had once
rejected renewed his proposals and was ac
cepted within a week after her old lover
had embarked for the South. On reaching
New Orleans he found that distance, in
stead of weakening his attachment, only
made the lady dearer, aud he became mel
ancholy and "low-spirited. Tho first letter
he received from New York from a friend
of his, announced that his old flame was
to be shortly married to another. His
course was quickly taken—the next morn-
wharf, he darted for the office of his friend,
the lawyer. It is to be supposed the latter
was much surprised to see his friend, imag
ining him a couple thousand miles away.—
After the usual salutations, he exclaimed:
"My dear fellow, you aro in time to see
the wedding. Miss your old sweet
heart is to le married this morning, at 11
o'clock. To tell you the truth, I don't be
lieve thero is much love about it, and the
girl really thinks more of one hair of your
the movements of lnk-pa-du-tah, who, they head than the fortunate bridgroom's whole
apprehended, would attempt violence. The
next morning, having previously learned
that the Indians had three white women in
the camp, they made proposals to purchase
one of tne captives.
After cousiderable negotiation, Ink-pa
du-tah's baud consented to part with Mrs.
Marble in consideration of receiving one
gUn, a lot of blankets, keg of powder, and
a small supply of Indian trinkets. Two In
dians immediately started homeward with
On arriving at Lac-qui-Parle, the two
Indians, who are brothers and known as
Grev Eagle and Roaring Cloud, plaoed Mrs.
M. 'in their father's lodge, where she was
treated with equal consideration and kind
ness. Here she remained until Messrs.
Williamson and Riggs, missionaries, arrived
"(iood Heaven! Where is she to be mar
ried—in church?"
"No, at her father's house?"
"My dear fellow—1—1 yes—no—yes, 1
will liave it. Have you any case coming on
in either of the coilrts at 11 o'clock!1"'
"Then fill me up n subpoena with the
bridgoom's name. "Don't stop Vo ask any
questions. It matters not whether he knows
Mrs. Marble and arrived at Lac-qui-Parle, anything about the parties in the suit. By
on the 20th of May. On the journey occu
pying ten days, they treated Mrs. il. with
great kindness, furnishing her with warm
clothing carried her over streams, and pro
viding her with food.
Heavtvis! Julia shall be mine!"
His friend saw the object at onqe, and
promised to oarry out tlie matter. The
subpoena was made out and placed in Ate.
hands of a clerk to serve on the unsuspect
ing bridgroom the instant .be should leave
his residence, and was dispatched in a cab
to watch the house. About ten minutes be
fore eleven, as the soon-to be happy man
was entering a coach before the door of his
A«t ..tr-^iwtroo
»#.. lif*: V
v O i
loor. Putting her hand into the basket, ^oaldreach vouVr'nif*1' ^tthW
he felt something alive and kicking, but so ...u
lot of powder, dry-goods, guns, horses, 4c., ietter ]av |JV the side of the animated bun
all of which, hud probably been secured in Mrs. Jitansburv immediately returned
their attack on Sprin^iield. Ou the next day
house, and by the light of the lamp
:amp and started westward. They were on
the march every day for upwards of a month
and only rested at Skuiik Lake, west of the
Bi^ Sioux river, and about one hundred
inet] the billet. It was directed to her
Husband. She tremulously broke the seal,
and read as follows:
"to Joe Stansbury—Sir: I send you
the babv, which you will please take good
eare of, and bring up right, so that it may
turn out to be a better iuau than its daddy.
Oh, Joseph! what a sly old rake you are!
Who would think that such a sober old
spindle-shanks could be such atcarin-down
sinner? The child is yours—rou may
|3U.Uv.. may swear
that. Look at it—it's joe Stansbury
You deceived me shamefully,
Joe—letting on to be a widower! But do
., a father's autv by the voung one, and I'll
forglve voll.
Your heak-broken
thig lctter. ai^Km her with
ki|)J of a
habv NV
Stansbury wiU in the basement kitch-
en ietlv eatin
little iln
gining what a storm wa* brewing over his
door of tho kitch,n wus violent_
ly thrown and his voice Tel
to his gesticulating «b*«t «»ot
company with Mr.
toiowinr tb«
parties, MWbd/
shanH reach the Ball now before eleyeoP
inprifknftmt for ecnteapt,* £«.
who was rather ofi
tie^ eatere, «*dfy eowete^ fertieehrlT
as the clerk frnwissdto seada friead
his who sat in the
eab, wrapped
n ia alarm
cloak, to explain the
reasons of bts absendft,
The reader en imagine who this p«r«a
Eleven o'clock came, bat still no bridr.
groom, the guests were staring at each
other—the priest bej
an to
grow "*plifiit
and the bride that was to be, looked pals
and agitated, when a carriage drove np aafl
the bell rung. "Therehe ia! Thereto i4*»
murmured many voices.
A gentleman did enter, whose appearam*
created almost as much astonishment as that
of Edgar Ravenswood in the Hall
of 4-
ton Castle at the marriage of Lucv Ashtoa
in Scott's "Bride of Laamennoor." Tha
lady fainted private explanations ensued
between the parents of the .'over, and tha
result was, that in ten minutes after, tht
two real lovers were joined ia thesaerli
bond of matrimony, much to the satisfy*,
tion of all present.
The bride-groom-that-was-to-have bofli,
afterward* made hio appearance, puffing
and blowing. What be said and what ha
did, on beholding his rival, and being mada?
acnuainted with the condition of affairs K
really tragicomical.
has the
following good story among its police re*
As Mrs. Ether Stansbnry, residing in a
court running from Race, below Sixth street,
was about to bring a bucket of water from
the hydrant last night, she found an old
basket suspended from the knob of the front
York Paper.
The story of the subpoena shortly after*
ward* leaked out, and Lis created so muak
amusement, that the poor fellows declaraa
he will sue the lawyer for ten thousand dot.
lars damages in subpoenaing him as a wit*
netj's in a caso of which he knew nothing
and by which he lost his wife. It will bo a
novel suit indeed, if he should do so•—Aa»
A friend informs us, that the fallowing
epistle was sent from Dublin, to a youM
Irishman in this city:—Ex.
Dear \epheir—I
haven't sint ye'* a let*
ther since the last lime I wrote to ye*s, ba»
kuse we've moved from our former place of
six months. The poor man was in viola
convulsions the whole time of sickness, Iw
ing perfectly auiet and spachless, all tia
time talkin' incohar'ntly, an' callin' wathep—
I had no opportunity to inform ye of his
death, exceipt I had wrote to ye by the latt
post, which went off two days before ha
died, an' thin ye would have the postage to
pay. I am at" loss to tell what his death
was occasioned at, but 1 fear it was by his
last sickness. He niver was well tin dawa
together durin' tho whole time of his con
finement. I am at loss to tell what occa
sioned it, but 1 fear it was by his atin' too
much of rabbits stuffed wid pays and gra^J.
or pays and gravy stuffed wid rabbitsi
can't tell whieh but be that as it will. £a
soon as he breathed his last, the dochtdw
gave up all hopes of his recovery. 1 needn't
tell ye anything about his age, for ye wall
know he wo'd have bin jist 25 years old,
lackin' tin months, an' had he lived till that
time wo'd hev bin six months dead. Ilia
property now devolves to his nixt in kia,
who all died some time ago, so 1 cxpict it
will be devided betwane us, an' ye knaw
his property was very considerable, for he
had a fine estate wliich went to pay his
debts, an' for the remainther, he lost tliat
on a horse-race but
was the opinion af
everybody at the time that he wo'd hev wonit
the race, if the horse he run aginst had net
been too fast for him. I niver saw a man,
an' the docthors all say so. that took medi
cine betther nor he did". He would us lam
take bitther as sware if it had only a taita
an' appearauee of whisky punch, an' if It
wo'd only put him in the same humor for
fightin'. But, poor soul, he will niver alto
or drink on more, an' ye nowhavn'ta liviaf
relation but what was kilt in the last war.
But I can't dwell on the mournful subject,
an' shall sail my letther in black salin' wax,
an' put on your" uncle's coat of arms, sol
beg ye not to brake the sail whin ye up«t
the letther, an don't open the letther tail
three or four days after ye's recaved it, by
which, ye will hev time to be prepared for
the sorrowful tidings. Ye ould swatehiKi
sinds her love to ye unbeknownet to me^-«
Whin Terry McG ee arrives in Amerikv, ap
him for this letter, an' if lie don't known
from the rest, tell him it is the one spa
of ye're uncle's death, and is saled in blaidr.
1 remane ye're unphccshuneight ould graud*
mother. ..
To Larry O'Hooligan, late of the toMi
of Tullymuchgerthe, Parish of Ballyrag*
get, near Ballysitchgurty, in the county)^
Kilkenny, Aa'rland.
P. S.—lon't write to me till ye recait'
most emphatically
We answer
not a mere convc
se world's goods, but it is a positive daty
binding upon every one to lay up treasures
of wealth against the future wauts and ne
cessities of himself and family. The in
junction of scripture to be "diligent in butt
ness," carries with it a command that yfrt
make your business pay. In this western
country the strife for riches is earnest and
constant, ami is generally the opeuly avowed
object of life. Now a little money is a good
thing, but riches are so often perverted from
their legitimate use, or fall to the lot of
those who can never
appreciate the comforts
and blessings it is their privilege to enjov,
that we do not wonder when we hear tfio
question seriously raised whether ninch
money is oftener a blessing or a curse to its
possessor. That U always should prove a
blessing is evident, that it so seldom does is
the excusable fault of its possessor. Tha
first thing rquisite in order to make one's
wealth productive of real good, is that it bo
acquired honestly. Ill-gotten gains result
ing from fraud, deceit and avarioe, can nev«
er afford a source of happiness. The same
disposition of heart which induces a man
to act dishonestly for the sake of money,
will prove an effectual bar in realization of
nny true enjoyment which that money might
afford. We pity the man who enters his
career with tne determination to make mon
ey "by fair means if possible, but by foul
means if necessary," wore than him "whom
wo know has neither ambition nor tact to
raise himself above his present wants. Tha
true way is to start in life with a determina
tion to acquire at least a respectable for
tune, but with a resolution equally strong
that it shall be acquired honestly
yet. It ja
onvenienee to be well off as To
it can
be obtained at all. Again it should be re*
mcmbered that the mere possession of
wealth is of no account whatever. Not
money, but tha comforts it will provide,
and "the good it will enable us to do,
should be the ultimate end of our strivings.
To make 'shining gold' the object upoa
which our desires rest, is miserly and con
temptible to seek for riches as a means of
satisfying the wants of our better natures,
of increasing our national enjoyments, and
of enlarging the sphere of our usefulness
is an object worthy our humanity.
(jy A SiPEascsipTios^-A day Of twa
since, the Treasurer of the United States
ceived a letter on public b)iiiinH, With tha
following superscription, written evidently
in dead earnest:
"You night State* Treasr."
H'aWi Star.
residence, he was served with a subpoena, frightened)—"Certtualyt air, if jwiflt
"Can help it," said the clerk, in reply isj to put me together again."
The following is an extract m,?
Isaiah 111-18:
"In that dajr the Lord will take away the
bravery of their tinklaw araaments about
their feet, and their combe, and lhairroaad
tires like the moon."
Zxao.—Jonn (who thinks that
Smith is a little to free with Ida wife)—
"Mr. Smith, I wish to speak to you private
ly. Pe.mit me to take you apMt for a fear
moments." Smith (who isn't in the tesat

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