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I I I I mmm VOL. 1. \rnmvii jlHhiH.i tl «M A* P. RICHARDSON, tortjj Jjfltoa Cinm, U I S E EVERY FRIDAY MORNING, AT MCGREGOR, low A CARDS M'GREGOR. Lee it Kinnaird, AXKBZIS, Lmd and Insurance Agents, Main street, .McGregor, .... Iowa. McGregor, St. Peters & Missouri River R. R. COMPANY. OFFICE, Up Stain, i n Corner Brick Block ain street, McGregor, Iowa. NO. THOMPSON, Preat J. BROWN, Sec'v JYorthweHtern R. R. Office at Decorah, Iowa. C. LEE, President, I. K. AVERILI,, Sec'v, BALDWIN, Chief En. W. F. KIMBA LL, TVeftS E E. COOLEY, Att'v. 9tf Bartlett it Co. DEALERS in Clothing and Gents* Furnishing Goods. (Opposite the Bank) Main St. M'Gregor. Br. Geo. if. JP. Harding. PHYSICIAN & SVRGEON, Office at the AMERICAN, McGregor, Iowa. nil ly. Br. JM k i n. Physician and Surgeon. Office, at Drug-Store McGregor, Iow:t. (nl. tf) Williams 4* Harvey, "Wholesale and Retail i/axdwaift Merchants, U. C. Hayt, Co. Dealers in Lumber, Shingles, and Lath Main St McGregor, Iowa. IPm. R. Clark, GEM RESTAURANT, (No. 5.) M'Gregor, Iowa OYSTERS, SARDINES, LOBSTERS, AND TRIPE. Fruits of all kinds, Wholesale and Retail. Agent for fresh New York Oysters. By Cash paid for all kinds of Game.«£g MM. Wilson, Wholesale and Retail Denier in WINES, LIQUORS, CIGARS, AND TOBACCO. Fresh Oysters constantly on hand. (First door Eiust of American House,) McGregor, Iowa. Also, Agent for a superior article of Double *ectified whisky. JfMiller 4* Bass, Wholesale and Retail dealers in STOVES, and man ufacturers of Tin, Copper, and Sheet Iron ware, tfeoregor, Iowa. Kingsley 4* Rhodes V&tw&ssor* to Jones & Bass) Prodpae, Forward* i ng and Commission Merchants, MCGREGOR, IOWA. 17* All goods consigned to the above firm, •forwarded with dispatch. Liberal advancements made on consignments. Sherman, JfMcJfMorrine it Co. Wholesale and Retail Dealers in Dry Goods •Clothing, Boots and Shoes, Hats, Caps,Groceries, Hardware, and Cutlery. (Main Street,) e o I o w a IVhol esale di Main Street,) MCGREGOR, Wholesale and Retail Dealers in Merchandise, stoves, Furniture, *c, Main street. Afcpregor, Iowa. JfMerrill 4* Barron, Successors io Jones $• Bass, fEnjatfefs in Dry Woods, Boots, Shoes and Hats and Caps, Ready-made Clothing, Hou&u Furnishing Goods, //ardwarr, Groceries and Queen's Ware, at the old stand, MLtin street McGregor, Iowa. B. E. MMarrison, Wholesale and Retail Dealer in Sash, Doors and Blinds, Main street, McG REGOR, I o w a Scott 4* Bro Wholesale Grocers & Dealers in CldlhSng, Staple and fancy Dry Goods. Also, Crockery and Hard ware. 07 Produce bought and told. Main street. ltf G. S. Jtkin 4* Co., Wholesale and Retail Dealers in Drugs, Medi cines, Oils, Paints. Putty, Glass, Dye Stuffs Ac. IT Pure Foreign and Domestic Wines and Liquors, Patent Medicines, constantly on hand at the Drug Store opposite McGregor House, on Main street, ltf €r. MM. Flanders, Dealer in Groceries, Provisions and General Mer chandise. New Frame Block, Main Street, McGregor, Iowa. ltf J. T. Stoneman, Attorney & Counselor at Law, and Real Estate Agent. Taxes paid for non-residents, Notes and Accounts collccted. (Office at the Post Office.) M'Gregor, Iowa. il. S. Blair 4* Bro., Attornies and Counselors at Law, General Real Estate Agents, (Main Street,) McGregor, Iowa. IW«. Maotter, Attorney and Counselor at Law, Solicitor in Chancery, Notary Public (Main Street,) McGregor, ... IOWA «t(Mp C. F. REM ICR, 2 JWII.L18 DRUMMOND, M'Gregor, Iowa, Gutenberg Iowa Remick 4* Brummond, Attorneys at Law. Office over the Bank, Mc Gregor, and ftrat door North of City Hotel, Guten berg. (n4.tf) Br» *M- S. King, House."0'*" the a e s o n io-oJuunuture, of all kinds, Mien 4* Wilkerson, Country. Main Street, DUBUQUE, i I California MMotel, By EDWARD LAYTON. Opposite the Poet Office, Main Street M'Gregor, Iowa. Evans it Conkey, W iolesale and Retail Grocers, and dealers in Fl nir, Pork, Produce and Agricultural Jin^ [iiements- O* Agents for John Deer's and Evans Sc Adam't Ploughs. (Nos.2 and 3 Main Street,) E O I O W A MM. allien it Co. IVholesale and Retail Dealers in Groceries—* '/oreign and Domestic Liquors kept constantly oi| nnd i'or the Trade. Near the Public Square^ Mcgregor. ?tf American MMouse, By W. H. HARDING, Main street. ltf* •McGregor House, By C. VANVALKENBURG, Main street ltf Farmers' MMome, By JULIUS BOETTCHER, Main street, [Itfr Upper MMouse, By J. McMITLLEN, Main street. Jtf Father's MMome, By A. WANSEY, Main street. nltf Homer Kennedy, Dealer in Lumber, Shingles and Lath, McGregor, Iowa. Attorney and Counsellor at Law, Main street, AfcGregor, low*. o WHOLF.SALE Jr., & McG"8°' McGregor, Dec. 12,1856. ulO 6in. Walter it Bro. House Sign, and Carriage Painters, Will do Painting, Graining, Glazing to Order, in the best style, Jfafa (Mel, M'Sie—r. Oet lSH, j-r '.£• ,4 Haying practiced Twelve years among West-1 I^°^,"eneral Real Estate Agent, GARNIVILLO «rn diseases, he feels himself prepared to attend iV,,1.'.. io all cases, day and night. Special attention I given to diseases of the Lungs. ltf Jacob Kramer. Cabinet mlMaker. McGregor, Iowa. n4 tf Rodney Mfurlbut. Solicitor In Chancery and Notary Public. All Notarial Business and Conveyancing prompt ly and carefully transacted. REFERENCE. Gen. JOHN H. ROUNTREE, Platteville, Wit E. BAYLEY, T. H. ROBKRTSON, ES'I.. Galenn, Illinois. Hon. WM. R. Binui.EcoME, St. Louis Mo. JONES &. HASH, M'Gregor, Iowa. McGregor, Dec. 1, 1^56. 9tf IV*. Schmidt) Boot and Shoe Maker. ttfork done to .Order and •of good material. McGregor, Iowa: n4 tf Chas. MM. Shaw, Wholesale Dealer in G'roceries, Wines, Liquors, Boots Shoes and Clothing. Derby & Day's cele brated 'Star Brand Whiskey, Main street, [ltf UllUIQIE. I* O E 11 Ik Streets, Cor. Main and DUBUQUE, C. C. HEWITT, IOWA. PROPRIETOR. ID" Stages arrive and depart daily for all parts sprightly Queen Mab of n6tf- HSrosvenor 4* Shelly, 4 7 HOI.ESALE and Retail dealers in Books, y Stationery, Music, Musical Instruments, Paper Hangings, Fancy Goods, Printing and Wrap- O U Main & Sixth Streets DunrQi-E, Grocer, and Dealer in Im fmilbert 4' IOWA. W'i" ler ii [Cor. ported Rrandies, Wines & Cigars IOWA. Buchtman. United States Clothing Store. BROWN & FINN, Wholesale and Retail Dealers in Rubbegand Oil Clothing, shirts, drawers, handkerchiefs, Trunks, Valices, Carpet Bags, &c., No. 7.'l Main street, (Under City Hotel,) Dubuque, Iowa. ltf STILES fc CHASE, Stateik y -ff Wholesale dealers in Boots, shoes and rubbers, Fourth street, (under the Peaslee House,) Dubuque g^ole into his pivStS Oom Iowa. The Trade will nnd with us every varietv and style of Goods manufactured in the Eastern ltf 1 B.iRR & Co. Dealers in Dry Goods, Carpets, Oil Cloths, Win dow shades, mats, rugs, &c- No. 108, Main street Dubuque. n.'l 3m Eeland •!. Babcock, Dealer in BOOKS & STATIONARY, Wholesale and Retail. Also, Piano Fortes, Melodeons, Guitars, Violins, Sheet Music, &e. (No. 106 Main Street, Dubuque Iowa.) n5tf HOLMES & AVERY, Wholesale Grocers and Commission Merchants, nd Dealers in Wines, Liquors, Porter and Ale corner of Iowa and Fourth Iowa, Nov.21. J. 7tf Miscellaneous. Stacy Thomas, Importers, Jobbers and Commission Merchants in staple and faney Dry Goods, No. il).') south water street, Chicago, Ills. ltf MM. Mr W. Grannis, Dealers in Dry Goods, Groceries, Ready-Made Clothing, Hardware, Queen's Ware, Tin Ware, Stone Ware, Drugs and Medicines, Oils, Paiuts, Putty, Glass, Varnish, Main street, Strawberry Point, Iowa. ltf r.TCABOUT, Teabout i. OUIN. 4* Olsen, Dealers in Drv Goods, Clothing, Hats, Caps, Boots and Shoes, Hardware, Groeeries, &c., &c. All kinds of Produce bought vud sold. Frankville. Winneshiek Co.. Iowa. 8tf M: IVf.VS it EGBERT, Dealers in FOREIGN & DOMESTIC DRY GOODS, GROCERIES, HARDWARE, NAILS, Crockery, Stoves, Iron, Glass, Queen's War Furniture, Sash, and Farming Utensils, Monona Iowa. Orlando .Hcl rancy. to the purchase nnd sale of Real Estate, in any portion of Northwestern Iowa. Locate Land Warrants enter Land Invest raou on good security pay Taxes lavcs^ifiate ev on gooi Titles, &c^ Sc. T. H. Barnes, Physician and surgeon, Volnoy, Iowa. Dr.Barnes will be found at the Port Office, unless absent on pffemional bqrinw* ltf S e e i o n s IMAGINARY EVILS. •IT CHARLES swat*. Let to-morrow take care of to-morrow Leave things of the future to fate (What's the use to anticipate sorrow Life's troubles come never too late _If to hope overmuch be an error, Tis one that the wise have preferred And how often have hearts been in tenor 1 Of evils that never occurred. Have faith, and thy faith shall sustain thee— Permit not suspicfon and care With invisible bonds to enchain thee, But bear what God gives thee to bear. By His Spirit supported and gladdened, Be ne'er by "forebodings"deterred But think how hearts have been saddened By fear of what never occurred Let to-morrow take care of to morrow Short and dark as our life may appear, We may make jt still darker by sorrow— Still shorter by folly and fear Half our troubles are half our invention, And often from blesssings conferred Have we shrunk iu the wild apprehension Of evils Levee, that never occurred Sense-Opathy. Take the open air, The more you take the better Follow Nature's laws To the very letter. Let the doctors go To the bay of Biscay, Let alone the gin The brandy and the whiakej. Freely exercise— Keep your spirits cheerMy Let no dread of sickness Ever make you fearful. Eat the simplest food, Drink the pure cold water, Than you will be well, Or at least you ouyhttr. For the North Iowa Times. IBB REVERIES OF A BACHELOR. The clock is striking eight, my fire burns briskly behind two largo old fash ioned brass andirons representing two peaceable looking lions, who with eyes wide open, are staring (and have been tor that matter tor many a day) hard at noth- i„,„, e i the firelight brightens their metallic coun tenances, that they may have been living creatures, transformed for some especial wickedness and condemned, as a punish ment, to become votaries of Eblis or fire supporters by some mythological God or Eight o'clock how time flies Nine and thirty years have rolled over my head, and to-night at twelve another is added, for all of which I am to answer at the bar of judgment, of time mis-spent, tulents m! a:d IOWA. he "T lected a heavy balance against me in the day book of time. Yet still I hope, as what mortal does not even the criminal waiting the dawn of day to be executed, with a moral certainty of death in four hours, hopes on who knows but that the reprieve is signed, nay, even on the way, alone. I shipped at New Haven for Eu rope, as a cabin boy. What I suffered after that none bnt myself can tell, and when I returned to find both paients dead, my cup was full. I settled the estate and took up the profession of Medicine, in which, thank God, I have been able to do much good and am prospering wonder fully. 1 have just concluded my daily visits and settled down as the reader found me, into plain Thomas Henderson, M. D. and Bachelor, (not of arts) but of divin ity, or Divine Bachelor, as my friends have it, and the most celebrated maker of whiskey punches in the neighborhood.— I have a cosy set of rooms on the first floor and though my landlady is a regular smasher, though the female servant (a sort of patent curiosity box on legs) will use my tooth and hair brushes, break bottles of wine, in vain attempts to get the cork out without cutting the strings, afterwards trying to hide the matter by laying it to the rats, whose sleek coats (according to her version) cover a multi tude of sins. Though my clothes inva riably come from the wash minus some valuable article in the shirt or collar line, attributed by the laundress to the wind, and afterwards recognized upon her son, from which I deduct a 6mall theory of my own, viz that the son and wind have some close eflinity, either in the abstract ing tendency of tho one, or the tilling up tendency of the other, or perhaps, in the tendency of both to produce gaseous substances, I say though these few un 4 feasant OMeumfeteaeM, occasionally wa» but time Hies, bringing no reprieve and I've always regarded coals as of the femi shortening by each stroke of the pendu- jnine gender, on account of their attraction ^.3' I,11! 'a B°ots lum the chain, hope is vainly forging, still! for sparks and therefore as a true and loyal •BUQUK iowA l!°Pf's on- with WE MARCH WITH THE FLAG, AND KEEP STEP TO THE MUSIC OF THE UNION. M'GREGOR, FRIDAY, FEB. 20,1857. my comfort. Still a Bachelors life with its freedom from family cares, in doors, out of doors and every where, possesses great charms. As I thought this, I stretched myself farther into the large comfortably study chair, which, like the sister of Mr. Sampson Brass, always sits to receive visitors, though with rather more cordiality since its arms are always wide open to receive them, and lifting my cat (named after another great singer) Adelina Patti, into my lap, where she sits purring and winking her eyea slowly at me, eutirely indifferent to the plaintive wailings of her beaux outside. I am a great admirer of all kinds of cats, cater pillars, catalogues, cataracts, even catas trophies have their peculiar charm to me, (being a doctor.) I ru» my eye slowly round the room comforting myself with an inventory of its contents, my cosy single bed with its neat white sheets and counter pane, imprisoned between four highly carved venerable bed posts of the real old English stock. I like everything old fashioned, and venders of such article are sure to find a ready purchaser, in Tom Henderson. Old fashioned chairs with their high backs and correct demeanor.— Old fashioned clocks, nonoofyour Frenchy little dollar-and-a-half-never-keep-time kind of clocks, with faces so covered and besmeared with paint, blushing like a young sinner (locked up for his first w ck ed) under the gilt they are covered with, and with Pendulums that seem running a race with time, so quick and impatient is their stroke, but good, solid teu-feet-by two, family clocks, with round, good hu mored, honest faces, dotted with fly specks to be sure, yet friendly and constant under every cloud of adversity and dust they receive, with a pendulum whose vibra tions, steady, regular and composed, (since being paid for they have no need to run on the short tick system) seem to say I-kept-time-for-your-father—believe me-I'm-one-of-the-family. And so you are said I, unconsciously speaking aloud and turning to my old friend who stands in the corner, looking as if keeping time to my thoughts, if nothing else, and so you are, and so you shall remain as 00 T».,^ U lor'gas in" 1 have quite an atlection tor these „„,i 1 1 1 .• rent, and the clockas if in response, struck inanimate beings, aud sometimes think, as I n:nA 1 ve the money to pay your house -,i n ,• nine, with a Inendly wlnrr and mimedi- ately subsided into its accustomed gravity as if ashamed of itself. Nine o'clock Three hours more and thin—but I won't think of it, the very thought of my getting old is troublesome. To be sure a bachelors life is the happiest, but still why of course it is, what would my bachelor friends say if I expressed a doubt on the subject, I should be laughed at, accused of treason and bothered to death. What! Tom Henderson, acknowl edged bachelor and proof against all the charms of the fair sex, thinking of mar riage. The idea was so preposterous that I indignantly seized the poker and clash ed it into the coals, who in return spark led and snapped at the insult, as if to say though we do like some games of chance still poker is by no means our favorite.— when hopes member of the buhelor club, I have al- leaves us 'tis time to die. wavs avoided them, yet something per- Eight o'clock, arid this thought run ning in my mind recalls me from my reve rie, to a short retrospect of my life. My father was a plain farmer, renowned far and near for his good dinners and glorious cider, such cider too many a time, have the boys from the village together with myself, on a sunny afternoon in October, select suck ed away as if life depended mi our then, and there, tilling our small bodies to re pletion. By stealing I don't mean that we were forced to, for my kind father would refuse me nothing reasonable, but everything obtained in a stealthy manner tasted, or seemed to taste better. My mother was kind, gentle, and very firm, and certain I am that two better parents never existed. Why I left them, I know quently when I take up my pipe (a regu uot, but one stormy night I did leave them lar stunner by the bye and holds on once) together with all my home comforts, and taking only a few clothes tied up in a ker- say) 'make a night of it.' streets, Dubuque,'| chief, set out to make my way in the world nothing like a good old and each 1 ,nn a barrel and inserting a straw, yet something per haps in connection with this pleasant fancy, perhaps on account of the atmosphere, seems to draw me towards them to-night. Smoking my old and well tried mear schaum at a furious rate, and the bowl at one eud and myself at the other, puft' iu amicable alternation, like the exhausts of a Mississippi Steamer I like to smoke etherial blue vapor as it rises with slow and graceful motions, ever changing iu aiiu jii av v i ui iiiv'tiiMio* viifiiiaitic iu by the soft tints the firelight casts on them. These with my clock and fire dogs furnish matter for plenty of ideal fancies, in which I delight I smoke systematical ly, in fact do everything almost by clock work, as the watch-maker said, conse- I generally intend to (as Dickens would e T.m how manv pleasant fancies and lav on the toble leering me with it« great forms one's imagination creates out of the 8 1 whiskey punch tor real solid comfort, none I j. i i n I, and lounev hand in hand to eternity, of your what-would-your-wife-say trouble I .. ,P, e table, bearing tbe astonishing announce ment, Miseries of Matrimony, by A. J. Beaeon so thought I the blessings of a general peace in this country, contrasted with the wickedness of woman, has so wrought upon this man's feelings as to cause him to light his literatorial lamp and place himself as a beaccn to warn the sailors over this world's restless tide, to beware the shoals of matrimony, at which conceit I glanced round the room half ex pecting to see some middle aged lady with several sportive, dirty faced little speci mens. howling, bawling, scuffling and de stroying things generally, and offered up a mental thanksgiving at finding there wore none. What, thought I, pursuing the fancy, what if it were so I jumped whining tones and doleful looks, which, added to my own miseries, would over whelm me. Sne, cliuging to me, with her loud complaints and fainting sccnes, with the same effect as a Leopard fastened to its prey—an immense incubus and clog to all my energies, tfaat would eventually from my chair and commenced pacing'the imcr- Afterward a prize was offered for floor in very agitation at the thought, IOWATIMES ruin me after all what's the good of a wife I spoke aloud now, and to my clock as if arguing with it with her sel fish habits, love of display, troublesome relations and children. Ten, suggested the clock, in number, said I adopting the remark, as if the clock had spoken. The eldest an impertinent ungraceful son,"a swaggering, drinking, useless fellow, ha ting me, deriding his mother, and lead ing his younger brothers, who regard him as a model of manliness, and to copy whom is their highest ambition, into every kind of wickedness, and who taking their cries from him, play a youthful, but ex ceedingly strong game, and can give 25 with perfect safety and beat at that, thus beginning to be fast and fast beginning to be regular bloods, kindly bestowing upon me the affectionate title of the old Boy, and wishing I were dead in order to obtain my cash box. The younger one's a noisy, squeeling, restless set of cherubs, always wanting manners and cents. And shall these things come to pass No by Jove, never shall Tom Henderson have cause to use the words of the immortal bard, "How sharper than a serpent* tooth It a thankless child." Inwardly congratulating myself upon this important resolve, I returned to my seat, thankfully raised my eyes to the ceiling, let them down gently to the floor and—took a drink Ye Gods what bliss, what extatic p'easure there is in a steam ing whiskey punch, made after Ben John sons own receipe, how it warms the blood, strengthens the muscles and rushing ting ling through the veins till reaching the heart, it steams away at that as if to melt it, opening the pores, like the steam pack of a hydropathic institution making it sensible of the warmth and pleasure with out. As I thought this I smiled and pat ted my cat, who had just returned from an unsuccessful rat chase, with a sorrow ful expression of countenance, I could al most swear there was a tear in her eye, and she returned my caress with a grate ful purr. But hark, can it be possible, striking again, it seems but a few minutes since my clocks former suggestion, and now its striking with a doubtful, uncer tain expression as though it might be but was rather mixed, like the milkman's cream of New York City. How it blows and storms outside, the clouds have been increasing, accompanied, like Julien in Castle Garden, withalarge assortment of wind all day, and are now with the wind whistling in the cracks and key holes, and rattling at the windows, seems to say only-let-me-catch-you-out side-won't-I-shake you after which, hav ing blown itselfquite out of breath, it with a final jerk whistles on the brakes and stops ten minutes for refreshments. Puss having become tired of my company, of course she would, being a female and I nothing but a dry old bachelor, has cleared out, leaving me entirely alone. As I run over my acquaintances, I come to the pain ful conclusion that I among them all, have no real true friend, what if I should be taken sick, who would care for me, smooth mv pillow, sympathise with my sorrows, and if I should die, weep for mo with those precious tears of sorrow that money cannot buy. I looked at my clock and it moull ^rlwt form by the currents of air, and in color h-™™ for an answer, except my own 1 God so willed, we might together step off i I My hre like mv cat is out The clock here, since 1 in a blessed state of single- i i points to one minute of twelve, placing me ness, and have been for many a year lust f., .u i i I A Ii Kuha in thn fnirt? MI\A wifhin «i then my eye lit on a pamphlet, which was lying among a number of books on the like Ali Baba, in the fairy tale, within a short space of the forty, and as I write st-ikes with a deliberate sorrowful man ner, and Old Mr. Tiiue approaching with the last stroke has knocked me into lay fortieth vear. W. D, letting out a little of their extra supply, 'omitted—the new telegraph wire is made Hailing, snowing and raining by turns,'of it. It needs no poles, no covering.— The wire is laid in a trench a few inches deep, enclosed in the rubber no damp ness can affect it, no storm throw it down, no insect sever, no rust corrode. The THANKSGIVING AMUSEMENTS DOWN EAST.—The old woman Emperor who of fered a reward to any one who could in troduce him to a new pleasure, has been outdone by the people of Natick Mass., who have been indulging in a singular, if not new amusements. On Thanksgiving day they shaved a small pig, greased him and then let him loose in a field to become the prize of the first person who should catch and hold him. Twelve young men were competors, and one of them at last succeeded in retaining the slippory ctisto- man what if I were bound to a being be she wheel a wheelbarrow nearest to a stake in handsome, or not, for better, for worse, l'ie for richer for poorer, and in case of some rivalry on the occosion seems to have sudden misfortune requiring all my moral Magnificent and Delicious St. The New York Tribune alias is to have Sun. seemed to shrug its shoulders as if to say,! of England, applied a rack rail along the that was my lookout, I turned to my pipe I track, and worked the engine by a spar but this interesting tho' plethoric, smoker wheel, gearing into the track. Until having like a verdant youth on his first! 1829, the locomotive was used only for string, become bowled out for the night, hauling heavy freights and at alow speed, could give me no advice or answer, but dt,ns,on ol mv per tec lone- liness, which for the moment almost tempt ed me to break it. Having therefore no lunivt I /tAnfimirtn tlio no it ha. heart, I continued the argument as if be fore a judge. Suppose a had a wife. a sparkling, lively, beautiful being, full of life, soul and heart, upon whom the angel stamp of a true woman was impressed, who loving me, loved also him who made us both and blending the two as none but woman can, would help me gently down life's staircase, smoothing my cares and fi sorrows with a kind hand and loving smile i until we reached the last step, where if who, while blindfolded, should large field where the sports came off. c-x"eeded courage, she should come to me with her th* home of Senator Henry that of the Olympic games, Wilson. 17 George Luscombe, third officer of the American clipper ship Eaglo Wing, has been committed at Hong Kong, for tiial on the charge of murdering a Chi- touches up the Hon. L. D. Campbell, Rust of Arkansas, Senator Seward, and A. K. Marshall, thus happily: We perceive that the Hon. Lewis D. Campbell attempted to strike the Hon. Mr. Rust, of Arkansas, in the House of Representatives, but was prevented by the Hon. A. K. Marshall. Mr. Campbell is the same man who re cently expressed his supreme contempt for -'manufactured rags, oil, and lamp blac," hewspapers. M%. Rust is the same man whom the Hon. William H. Seward eulogized as "an honorable gen tleman," after his cowardly attack upon Mr. Horace Greeley, "an editor of a news paper," to quote the same and beautiful English and Mr. Marshall is the distinguished Representative who was so squeamish lest he should exalt the conductors of public jeurnals into undue importance by noticing them in so eleva ted a body as the House of Representa tives. He is the son of a Kentucky schoolmaster, who, whatever other virtues he may possess, seems to have neglected that judicious discipline of his own sons which might have been instrumental in teaching them the manners of civilized life. It is said that a duel will grow out tured rags, oil, and lampblack" will ite called on to publish the correspondence to vindicate the unsullied honor of the honorable gentlemen, and tbe world will wag as usual. It is well that greatness still lives. When we want to sfrikeanv body, will some one be kind enough to hold us INDIA RUBBKR.—The wonder* of rubber. From this, results a substance P°"ce resembling solid stone, as black as coalja out of which articles are made, solid, elas tic and elegant, needing no finish, but ex hibiting as b:autiful a polish as metal is susceptible of. Canes, cabinet ware, »i»iiiBSgia^^^^ government has ordered naval buttons to conflict was dreadful and the enemy be supplied of this matter.—Philadelphia repulsed with great /^"Railroads, or roads laid with bars for the passage of coal wagons, were used in England as early as 1650. The first rails were of wood in 1760, they were shod with iron. Cast iron rails were in troduced in 1765, and wrought iron rails in 1805. In 1804, the first engine to run upon a railroad was made by Richard Trenthick, of England. This engine ran by the friction of the driving wheels, as all engines now do. In 1811, Blenkinosp, T' On the completion of the Liverpool and Manchester railway, its directors offered a prize of $2,500 for the best locomotive, which should be competent to draw 20 tons, at a speed of not less than ten miles an hour! The progress which has been made since that time is one of the most wonderful evidences of the genius of man's inventive power. THE SHORT-SIGHTED LONOLBOS.—The following is translatd from a Leipsic joke book, entitled "Who will believe it?" "The very tall and somewhat short sighted Count X., on a journey, had to sleep with a much shorter friend in the double bed of a country inn. Waking up soon after day break, lie found his short friend drawn far down into the bed hanging over the foot board. He waked up the snoring short man, and said. 'You will get your death of cold, my friend, if you do not draw in your feet.' 'You are mistaken,' was the reply, 'those are your feet down below there.' 'Impossible!' said the Count 'be so good, however, as to look once more, for at this distance I cannot recognize them." by his side and saw a pair of naked feet *Will you, my son, support and nourish M3T The head clerk of a largo mercan tile house was bragging rather largeh the amount of busiuess done by his "firm." "You may judge of its extent," said he, "when 1 tell you that the quills for our correspondence only, cost two thousand dollars a year "Pooh!" said the clerk of another house, who was sitting by "what is that to OUR correspondence, when I save four thousand dollars a vear in ink, from merely omitting to dlot the i's." &3T The following is supposed to he the number of newspapers in the world !S !n Austria^ 14 in Africa, 24m fcpam 26 in Portugal 30 in Asia 65 in Bel gium ,* 85 in Denmark 50 in Russia and PoUnd 350 in the Germanic States 530 in Great Britain and Ireland and 4,900 in tbe United States or four times many as all other nations. Men bluBh to hear, what they were M|a»h«»e4 to act. NO. 20. EDITOR PROPRIETOR. man: "When I can read my title Are these the this article continue to stretch almost beyond belief. Lately what are called "Hard In dia Goods," are manufactured from a composition invention by Mr. Chaffee, which consists in mixing coal tar with the •UP A Clerical Exquisite. The following appears in th« Church* cU-ah, To mansions in the sky, I'll bid farewell to every fe-ah. And wipe my weeping eyes. The above is the style of elocution in which the first lines of Dr. Watt's cele brated hymn was recently delivered from the deeply recessed chancel of that beauti ful church, the rector of which soiM time since so solemnly announced thftt the sufferings of the poo-ah the approach of increase with win-tah, and who from the pulpit is in the habit of extolling tht* wondrous efficacy of the cu-ah Senator's chaste Gos-pil for the of all the ills of suffering human ity. 4 The same accomplished minister upon the same day on which he delighted, from the chancel, his ravished hearers with the above poetic gem, electrified them by tlit following burst from the pulpit, of eloqueit and classic declaration: "OhlamnaA/ The judgment isnlNillf Life is but a va-pah." lab-ahs was of Love to which one who has taken upon himself the office of pulpit teach ah feels himself called?— Or is it to be tolerated year after year, tlto Pshaw! a duel between devotions of a congregation are to be dii And then th« of the affair. cock-robins And then the "manufac- turbed, the beautiful services of the churoh desecrated, and the momentuous truthsuf revelation degraded, by their unnecessaif and censurable association with these a: similar vulgar and irreverent eihi tions "mnnnfar- ,1.^ r*i i *. PRINTERS' JOKES.—During the Mex ican war, one of the newspapers hurried^r announced an important item of newafrof! Mexico,—that Gen. Pillow and thirty seven of his men had been lost in a on a rat," spectacle bows, opera glasses, sand stands, boat, and so serious was the injury to the ink stands, brushes for the hair, pencil. boat that great exertions were necessary cases, cigar cases, and, in fact, almost I to save it. everything can be made of it. One very important oue however, should not be bottlt. Some other paper informed the public not long ago, "That a man in a brown suf» J'0!iterday brought before tlt» cour^ charge of having stoleii ox a s work bag. Ttti stolen property was found in his waistcoat pocket." "A says .mother paper, "descend- ingthe river, came in contact with a steam- An English paper once stated, "th# the Russian General Rackiiioffhowskjf, was found dead with a long word in his mouth." It was, perhaps, the same paper tha^ giving a description of a battle botwefa the Poles and Russian?, said, that "th# This flower I give to thee?' I'll give my yellow kids a flourish, And answer, 'Yes-sir ee!" WM laughttr." An Eastern editor says that a mat in New York got himself inco trouble by marrying two wives. A Western editor replies by assuring his cotemporary thai a good many men in that section have doiwi the same thing by marrying one. & Northern editor says that quite a numbs* of his acquaintances found trouble enough by barely promising to marry, without going any further. A Southern editat says that a friend of his was botherttl enough by simply being found in company with another man's wife. "Mother, I should not bo surpris ed if our Susan got choked some day." •'Why, my son "Because her beau twisted hia ar|| around her neck the other night, and'flf she had not kissed him, he would hay» strangled her beside, mother, ho sits by her, and whispers to her, and hugs her-' "Why, Edward, Susan does not sufi|$ this, does she •'Suffer that—golly she loves Jt#1""Have you ever read," asks "M. E. S.," the following lines I clip theai from a collection of 'good things' belong ing to my brother. They were probably written by one of the 'B'hoys' to his in amorata: 'And when the reverend sire shall say, 'My son, take thou this daughter,' I'll answer him in joyous tone, 'I shan't do nothing shorter.' JST"A wretch of a husband and fathtr writes thus to an editor in Provideo||| Rhode Island: "If women were turned out of doors Kansas with no more clothes on than ray wife and daughters had when they went to a party one cold night last week, it would have been an 'outrage,' and t|te Journal would have had two leaders abogft it." "And must Heave thee, dearest An^ "Yetb, dear Guthy, you had better take a turn with Mith Thimpthon, juth to keep people from talking. You can coma back you now. Camps TOAST.—The Deserted Fremont —The following, slightly altered from an «, o |old familiar couplet, is respectfully dedi- w fortunate edifices: Hark from these campe a doleful sonad. A w o a n e a s i Ye living men, come view tho groovi* Where once we used to—LIE! XW There is an alchemy in a high heart which transmutes other things to its own quality.