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McQRBOOR, CLAYTON COUNTY, IOWA. A. P. RICHARDSON, JOHN H. ANDRICK, Ob« Copy, for on* year $2.00 inftdTftnc*. RATK8 OF ADVERTISING: Space. lw 2w 4w 3m 0m 1 y'r 1 sqnaTe $1 60 $2 60 $3 60 $6 60 $850"| $12 00 "2 aquarM 2 60 3 60 4 60| 7 50 10 00 15 00 3 squares 800 4 00 6 00 10 00 16 00 20 00 col. 4 00 6 00 8 00 16 00 26 00 36 00 14 col. 50 10 00 I 15 00 26 00 40 00 70 00 I column 14 00 IS 00 25 00 40 00 TO 00 126 00 lines of Nonpareil m»ke a square. Business cards of 6 line* $8 per annum each additional line 60 eta. H. H. Stratemeyer, Daaler in Stoves, Tin Hnd Shaft-Iron Ware. Pump» Fitted and Repaired. Repairing rreinptljr don*. Particular attention paid to Tin Koofiugand Spoat ll|, my GARNAVILLO, IOWA M. McNAMAHA. Licensed Auctioneer, IR new prepared to sell Real Katnte and every description ot Pergonal Property, at Auction, and attend to tlio same in any part ot tliii district. Sales entrusted. to liia care will receive prompt attentiM. M. McNAMAHA, 713 Creaco.Iowa. B. B. CLSXK, M. D. OfHOKorer Kennedy's Drug Store. Real dene* at Mr*. Low's, Ann Street. WESTERN HOUSE, Late "Our Ileuae," J. W. Wright, Proprietor*, Monona, Iowa. 608 ELY HOTEL, Charles City, Iowa. 096 Hanson Kly, Proprietor. C. B. BERRY, Attorney at Law, Cresco, Iowa. THOMAS Attorney at Law, UPDEGRAFF, (424) McORKOOR, IOWA. ELIJAH ODELL. Attorney Counsellor at l.uw, M« ()BBOOR.IOWA -R~ J( HOXSIE, JMtlca of tho Peace. Office with T. Vpdegraf. DOUGLAS LEFFINGWELL, Attorney at Law, Mcdregor, Iowa. Oflce it Bask Block. 311 UNION HOUSE, MAIN STRHRT McQRBOOR, IOWA Bs.t. U. Pacsc, Proprietor. WINNESHEIS HOUSE. B«tnh, Iowa. General Stag* 00c* JOHN 8IIAW, Proprietor. 666 McGREGOR HOUSE, By JOHN HKLLBBRO. Tiiia house is situated in the central part of the City, convenient for steam beat and railway traveler* as well as to business men and farmers fr*m the country. Quests will receive he best of attention. 706 E. HOLLINGSWORTB Physician and Surgeon, National, Iowa promptly attended to. I call* R. O. AMBLER, Attoraeyat Law.Calmar, Iowa. Will practical*, theCoarU of the State. 648 H. BRUNNBR M. D. OBce, Baak Corner, Smith's Block, up 641 llcQR EGOR, IOWA A. J.JORDAN Attorney at Law,(offlce in Bank Block) «M McQRBOOR, IOWA. B.Noble. L.O. Hatch. G. Henry Fre*e. NOBLE, HATCH & FRBSE, Attorneys at Law,McOREOOK, IOWA. 630 DR. ANDROS, Physician and Surgeon. Residence over Peterson k Lar*on!s8tere. Offlce In Bank Block. 678-99 R. HUBBARD & CO., Jewelers and dealers in Musical Instruments, Main Street, (494) McGREGOR, IOWA. NATIONAL HOTEL Postvili*,Iowa. General Stage Offlce. C. YaaHooeer Proprietor. 603 JAMES DAVIS, Sheriff of Clayton County. Offlce with T. Updegraff, two doors below the Bank, McGregor, Iowa. 779 GEO. L. BASS. Commission, Storage and Forwarding Business, Pub lic Square, McGREGOR, IOWA. F.C.MATHER, Dealer in Farming Implement*. Everything from a Pitch Fork to a Threshing Much inc. Postville, Iowa. BASER BROTHERS, Attorneys and Counselor! at L#w, Ddcorab And Cul mar, IOWA. 10th Judicial District and Supreme Court. Prompt Attention given to collections. 0® WHITE SPRINGS HOUSE, Wait McGregor, Iowa. J. R. COVEY, Proprietor Farmers will do well to try the accommodations of this house. Good Sheds for Stock. 088 P. H. Larkin. T. Carrall. LARKIN & CARRALL, Manufacturers of Wagons, Sleighs, Seeders, Plows, «ad Horse Shoeing done to order and Gsneral Black •mithlng. i,M7 VOLGA CITY,IOWA. HENRY HENSBL, Manufacturer of best and latest styles of Wagons, Buggies and Sleighs. Repairing done well,promptly and durably. Clayton, Iowa. 690 LOUIS M. ANDRICK, Attorney at Law, Reynold's Block. Entrance b* tween 146 and 148 Dearborn Street, also on Madison 'Street and Custom House (P. O.) place, CHICAGO. MURRAY HOUSB, "Main Street, McGregor, Iowa. A desirable home lor the traveling public, with good barns and Sheds at tached for the safe protection of horses and wagons. 442 M. MURRAY, Proprietor. J. McHOSE & CO., Storage, Forwarding and Commission. W are ho use No.l.on the Levee, McGREGOR. Consignment* «olicit*d. JOS.McHOSK. G. McGREGOR. McQRBOOR FANNING MILL. DI0KKY A WELLIVER Manufacturer* of the McGregor Fanning Mill and Grain Separator,on V W**t Market Square 415y corner Main and Ann Streets, McGREGOR. BVANS HOUSE, Opposite Ferry Landing, McGregor. Re-furnished and fitted up in good style for guests. Patronage respectfully solicited. G. II. ELANDERS, Propri etor. 474 MURDOOK 8TONBMAN. Samuel Murdock. John T.Stoa*man. Attorneys andOouu* lors at Law, will practice in the Sapremei nd isutrct Court* of this State. OttctTopposite 1st National Bank, McGREGOR. D. B. GILL, Dentist*, McGregor, low Main St., over Post Offlce. 'administered as a speciality a* Office on Nitron* Oxida WEST UNION HOUSB, Veraer Tine and Elm 8t*., West Union, Iowa, II. J. lagorsoll. Proprietor. Good stabling and charge* moderate. Stages going east, west, north and soittli, rail and leave with pascengcr* morning and evening, 6 32 BBZBR LOBGB No. 185. Holds its Regular Communications en Monday evening preceding tho full moon in each month. R. HUBBARD, W.M GEO. B. McCAKTY, Sec'y. BOARDMAN HOUSB (Late Washington). 'Elkader, Iowa. Lafayette Bigelew, Proprietor. Qood Stabling. 60» John T.Clark. Charley Allen. O.J.Clark. JOHN T. CLARK & CO., Attorney* and Counsellors at Law and Real Estate Agents, 1st door east of Wiunesheik House, Decorah. Iowa. Will practice in the several court* of tho State al*o attend to collection*, and tho payment of taxes in Winnesheik county. bin iftozBUft, SHOTGUNS,RiflesShot, Iowa. 4®"RopaIrtog of all kinds belonging to the jmn aud locksmith line done promptly. A CARD. Br BKTNT l»t« of Dr. HUNT 9yr»cu". New York, re spectfully informs the people of McOregor and vicin ity that he ha* opened anOtBae in Church A Bidwell block,where hi* *on* have their Deutistry Establish ment. is an old practitioner. Hecanbe found day and Bight at his office except when profes sionally absent. All who wish to be treated upos PUKE Hoasapathi* principle* will plea** call on hlu All Female or Chronic diseasestreatedsucceesfully MoGrofor.Iowa, Jund22d. 1809. 682 tf Truman 8. Gillett, Successor to GILLETT VERNON and BOTT, JOHNSON A CO., Raaufactnrerof aad Dealer* in CM0 BOARDS, COT CIROS MO FMCY PAPERS, B&SA91A GAUDS. DR. A. B. HANNA, Physician and Surgeon. Alt calls promptly attended to. Elkader, Iowa. 690 D. W. (.'IIASE, M. D., comer Main and High 8treets, Blkader. 687 F. 8NEDIQAR RON'S, dealers In Hardware^ Stoves and Tinware, Agricultural Implements^ Crockory and Glassware, Klkader. 687 Y. BALLKR, dealer in General Merchandise!, Hardware, Drugs A Medicines, Elkader. 687 D. BAYLK8S CO., dealers in Drugs and Medi cines, Fancy Goods and Sundries, Blkader. 687 P. GARAGHTY, dealer in Harness, Saddles, Brl dies'Ac. Cash paid for tildes at highest market prices, Blkader. 687 PRICE A COOK, Attorneys and Counselors at Law| and Keai Estate Agents, Elkader, I own. Pay Taxes, Examine Tities and practice in th# Courts of the 10th Judicial District, and Supreme Court of Iowa. 8.T. Iowa. WOODWARB, Atteraoy at JUnr,fclkader 687 A. W. DAUGIIERTY A CO., dealers in Dry Goods, Oroceries and General Merchandise. Highest Mar* ket Prices paid for Produce, Blkader, Iowa. 687 B. K ALTENBACII, Watch Maker, dealer in Jewl« ery, Clocks, Watches, Dry Goods, Ac.,Blkader, Iowa. DR. J. W. STOUT, Offlce opposite A. W. Daugherty A Co.'s Store, Elkader, Iowa, W. A. WIIITNKY, dealer In Iron, Uardwarejr In Which the ('•rm drMW Stoves, Tinware and Agricultural Tools., Ac., Blka» der, Iowa. YOUNQ A COOK, Attorneys at Law, Offlce ovsr C. Ryan's Store, opposite the Boardman House, Blka der, lewa, will practice In the 10th Judicial District, and in the Supreme Court of the State of Iowa. Special attention paid to collections of all kluds. FORD A WAKEMAN, dealers in Dry Ooods, Gro ceries, Boots, Shoes, Ac., Klkadur, Iowa. T04 ZOWA. JOHN LUTHER BRO., manufacturers of Wag ons, Sleighs and Cutters. FLBCK A BRO., dealers in Dry Ooods, Groceries etc., etc. Forwarding and Commission Merchants an! proprietors ef theOuttenberg Flour Mills. CRAWFORD HOUSE, near Steamboat Landing.— M. Crawford, Proprietor. WM. SULLIVAN, dealer in Dry Goods, Groceries, Forwarding and Commission Merchant. JEFEKRSON HOTEL, Schiller street, between 1st and 2d streets, Henry Thamau, Proprietor. 4f^Thls House has a large yard and good stabling attached. WASHINGTON HOUSE, near Steamboat Landing. H. II. Frese, Proprietor. Good stabling attached. J. H. Merrill, Prest. Wm. Larrabee, Vice Prest. O. Hnlverson. Cashier. W. R. Kinnaird, Asst.Cashier, FIRST RATIONAL BANK or Kca&sooi. Capital SIOO.OOO. At current rates for sale on all the PiincipalCitiejol England, Ireland, Germany, Norway, France, Sweden, And Other Parts of Europe. ALSO iter.wt Will practice in all the Courts of the Passenger Tickets FOR SALE Tonnd From all the Large Cities in ECRWI,by Steamer and Fast Sailing Vessels. All kinds or GOVERNMENT SECURITIES bought and sold 645tf BZSBBN 4l CO., TEAS, TOBACCOS AND €KARS, 235 Randolph Street, Geo. ffrt)len,Chicago. 1 Lewis Maddux, New York. CHICAGOl W. B. Maddux,Cincinnati. 519y PEOPLE'S MARKET. Williams & Bro.f In William's New Brick ltlock Main St., McGregor, Iowa, believe iu fair dealing and will always be found oil hand ready to deal out the choicest cuts oi all kinds of meat that the country affords. Highest market price paid for all kinds of stock. DUMND BROS, POWERS, Wholesale Grocers, 1918*nth Water street, 640 CHICAGO, ILL. FRANK ESRZMAN, Opposite Peartmll A Church's Livery Stable, lain Street* McOregor. Xowa, Is ready to furnish ALL KINDS OF TINWARE FOR HOUSEHOLD USE, Save Troughs* Tin 7ipe» And iu fact everything in his line of business will be well made and promptly put up. STOVES AND STOVE PIPES furnished and set up to order. 6KBMAN LUMBER YARD. Stauer SL Daubenberger, Dealers in Bomber* Timber* &ath» Shinyle* Boors* laah and Blinds* WE SUPPLY CITY AND COUNTRY TRADE ON THE MOST LIBERAL TERMS. Have unquestionably the largest stock of SASH, DOORS and BLINDS ever kept in the west—every •tyle and form to suit any building that can be erect ed. 49-Our* is the ONLY LUBKR YARD on the north side of Main Street, McGREGOR, IOWA. KBAT MARKET. u« ,Re volvei s, Pistols, Game Bags, Flasks, Cartridges, Powder, Lead, Caps, Gun-wads, Cutlery, Ac., near National Bank, McGregor: a mi hr CAWELTI'S BLOCK, Having Ice Boom and everything which convenience and aeatuea* could suggest, and determined always to Secure the Very Finest Animate fbr the use ef ear Patrese, We feel assured that we are offering the people o this city as great inducements a* ever, to patronise the Queen ol Market*. 49* Fat Cattle beught at the highest price. BR. H. J. HAMMOND. Physician & Surgeon Ha* taken the office of the late DR. LOW, over Keuuedy A Buck'* Drug atoro.and would be pleased to await upon hi* patronaand all other* who may need Medical Aid. 6STw3 Zee Announcement! Oawelti A Berfman* Are already arranging to pack a largeamount of Ice for the aeaaon of 1870. Rate*: 40 cent* a hundred, or 92 00 per month for private famllie*. Order* re •oectfully *oli*ltod thaa early.that we may be poet aSTa* tks demand. OAWELTI A BERGMAN MeGroftr,Deo. 8th,I860. CM NORTH SOME ONE'S si:rvat-uirl. She stood there leaning wearily Against the window frame, Her face w is patient, sad and sweet, Iler garments coarse and plain "Who is ihe, pray I asked a friend, The red lips gave a curl— "Really, I do not know her naJMfe She's some one's servant-gir£r Again I saw her on the street With burden trudge along, Her face was sweet, and patiet Ninety-Nine in the Shade---A Midsuin* mer Ode. 0h for a lodge in a garden of cucumbers I Oh for an icebvrg or two at control 1 Oh for a vale which at midday the dew cumbers! Oh for a pleasure trip up to the Pole! Oh for a little one-story thermometer, With nothing but Zeros all ranged la a row! Oh for a big double-barreled hydrometer, To measure the moisture that rolls from Carpenter)that there were thirty-three thousand people who have the frank ing privilege. Out of that thirty-three thousand who have the franking priv ilege how many are Democrats There is not an offlce holder who is a Demo crat. Nobody but members of the House of Representatives and the Sen ate—seventy-five Democrats out of thirty-three thousand franking offi cials, at the outside. But, sir, why is it the people come here to beg you to abolish the franking privilege? The Senator from Wisconsin Informs us that he has spent $300 out of his own pocket to send Republican speeches all over the country, and that $60,000 was spent in sending speeches from Wash ington throughout the country. I should like, as I said before, to spend VOLUME XIV—No. 38. McGREGOR, IOWA, WEDNESDAY, JULY 6, 1870. It *111, Amid the jostling thiong Slowly, but cheerfully, she niotei, Guarding with watchful card A market-basket much too largo For her slight hands to bear. A mau I'd thought a gsntlemaR, Went pushing rudely by, Sweeping the basket from her Rut turning not his eye For there was no necessity, Amidst that busy whirl, For him to be a gentleman^— To some one's servant-girl. Ah well it is that God above Looks down upon the heart, And never judges any one By just the uuter part For if the soul be pure and good, He will not mind the rest, 'Nor question what the garmeuts were !t In wh,cl1 ,he ,,r,n WM drei**"- mf btVW Oh that this cold world were twenty times (That's irony, red hot, it srei..eth to me). Oh for a turn of its dreadod cold shoulder! Oh what a comfort an ague would be! Oh for a grotto to typify heaven, 8coOped in the rock under cataract vast! Oh for a winter of discontent, even! Oh for wet blankets judiciously cast I Oh for a soda fount spouting up boldly Fremexery hot lamp post against the hot sky! Oh for a proud maiden to look on me coldly, Freezing my soul with a glance of her eye! Then oh for a draught from a cup of "cold pison And oh for a resting place in the cold grave 1 With a bath in the Styx, wkure the thick shadow lie* on AMdeepens tho rhill of it* dark running wave! —Punchinello. The National Schoolmaster. We reprint from the Congressional Globe the following report of Senator Stockton's humorous remarks in the debate on the abolition of the frank ing privilege. The raillery he address ed to the Republican members on the intolerable bore of their speeches, against which the people protest in their petitions for the abolition, will be found pleasant reading: "Mr. President, I was called out of the Senate Chamber a few minutes ago and when I went out the Senator from Wisconsin (Mr. Howe) was speaking on this bill and as I passed out of the Chamber I heard him say that if the object of this franking priv ilege was to enable us to be schoolmas ters and educate the people he would send all his speeches to his Democratic friends to enlighten them. Last night the Senator from Nevada (Mr. Stew art) said he was in favor of this bill because he would like the Democrats to have an opportunity of printing their speech ess on the bill to enforce the fifteenth amendment. Now, Mr. President, I always listen to the Sena tor from Wisconsin and the Senator from Nevada with great interest. I trust that my constituents, having af forded me the great pleasure of sitting here and listening to them, of taking advantage of their grace of manner as well as their beauty of diction, it will be long before they recall me from these halls and deprive me of that in estimable privilege. (Laughter) But sir, in the ordinary course of human events I may be taken away aud then what a consolation in my declin ing years to be able to read the beauti fully rounded periods of my friends on the other side to be enabled to lay down those "grand old masters whose footsteps sound through the corridors of time," and take up the speeches of the Senator from Nevada and the Sen ator from Wisconsin, to console the closing hours of my life. A happy re tirement passed in receiving those val uable documents! (Laughter). But, sir, I hope that I shall always have 2 cents on hand to pay for the docum't when it arrives and if I do not, per haps a grateful constituency may make some provision, so that I may console myself in my declining years in that way without putting the country to the enormous expense now imposed upon it. Mr. President, these petitions have come in here as the great sponta neous outpourings of an overburdened people. They come to Congress pray ing you to abolish this enormity which is pressing them. They poured in their petitions day by day and hour by hour, until the Senate had not time to receive them, but had to make a gene ral rule that they should be handed in at the Secretary's table withou the ce remony of presentation. The House of Representatives passed this bill in hot haste to please their constituents and yet the Senate seems to be inclin ed, not to kill it decently, not to kill the measure promptly, not to vote di rectly upon it, but to worry it to death as a dog would worry a cat to make it die in spasms, in tits. Can they not let it die decently Mr. President, re member that it was stated last night by the Senator from Wisconsin (Mr. my declining years in reading thope speeches. But have an infatuated constituency. (Laughter.) They have become sick, they are nauseated with this stuff that has been sent to them from Congress under these thirty-three thousand franks, and they hope and pray you to abolish it. Their stomachs will stand no more of what has been sent to them. (Laughter) They have asked you for a fish and you have sent them a serpent. They have asked you for bread— Mr. Warner—Allow aie to aek the Senator— Mr. Thurman—Oh, iifef do not in* terrupt. Mr. Stockton—The country will nev er know how that sentence wo'd have ended, on account of the Senator's in terruption. (Laughter.) The Senate will never know posterity will never know you, Air. President, will never now the world will never know how that sentence would have terminated on account of the unfortunate inter ruption of tho Senator from Alabama. Mr. Drake—I hope the Senator from New Jersey, when he scintillates on that side of the Chamber, will not con. fine it to that particular region, but will allow us to hear him on this side. Mr. Stockton—Mr. President, can you imagine—perhaps some of you have witnessed such scenes—a boat at sea with a shipwrecked crew, and wo men and children on board.- On the third or fourth day the last drop is out of the fresh water after a day or two a man becomes insane and jumps over board and then another, unable to endure the agony any longer, leans over the side and drinks the salt wa ter, and drinks his own destruction, drinks poison at every drop he drains. Sir, that has been the effect of the franking privilege on the people. The people were athirst and they cried out for relief, and you sent them, not pure Water, not what would quench their thirst, but you sent them a nauseating draught that drove them to delirium. Therefore, the people have come here, with one voice, demanding that you keep your medicine they want no more of it. Mr. President, I remem ber when I was a boy, I think in one of Walter Scott's histories, a torture invented in the highlands for an ene my, which has bee a considered by many as one of the most severe that has ever been inflicted. The prisoner was let down into a deep cavern and kept tliere.for many days without food and when the craving of his hunger had become intense they let down a piece of salt beef which he seized and greedily devoured. After a time, when thirst almost choked him, they let down a cup, which he siezed with avi dity, but the cup was found empty.— So have the people of this country grasped at this yellow covered litera ture so have they seized this empty cup and so have they come here to Congress, and said, "abolish the frank ing privilege give us no more docu ments no more empty cups to tanta lize our thirst beyond endurance."— Sir, I shall cast my vote, heartily, free ly, and do all that in my power I fair ly can, to abolish it, because Congress is not the schoolmaster of the nation. The speeches and the lessons that are sent out from Congress to the people do no good, but harm. One wo'd have thought that after this war was over doctrines like those to be found in the 5th chapter of Matthew, the "Sermon on the Mount," would have gone out from Congress, that peace was to be spread throughout the land that the doctrines of peace would have been disseminated from out the North to the South, and all through the coun try. Oh, with what joy would I have franked those documents With what joy would the people have received such documents! What a glorious name would you have made for your selves. Then Senators would not have been seen rising in this Chamber and saying, my Democratic friend," or "my Republican friend." We would have been one party and one people in this country from north to south, from ocean to ocean. But no that was not the spirit that prevailed those gentle words were not uttered but in their place "rebel," "traitor," "such things will never be forgotten." The fact that a civil war existed, that men differed in their construction of the constitution, is overlooked alto gether. This is forgotten, but not the bitter phrases. It is said that the men who went out of this Chamber violat'd their oaths, committed perjury call ing political offences, for the sake of making an argument, by a name only found in the criminal calendar. Such were the terms and such were the speeches that have been sent broadcast throughout the 'land, and hence the people come to you and say "Send us no more of them no more radical speeches. "No moreou't, Ilal, as thou lov'stmo." WE MARCH WITH TIIE FLAG AND KEEP STEP TO THE MUSIC OF THE UNION. Now, Mr. President, I do not por tend to be a prophet I am as likely to be mistaken as any other person but I tell'you,abolish or do^not abolish this franking privilege, and you will find out that at the bottom of the signing of these petitions was much more than the Postmaster General and his depu ties conceived much more than the arguments that have been used In this Chamber seem to indicate it was the outspoken voice of the people who want no more such talk as we have of ten heard in this Chamber. The New York Evening Pott, a leading republican newspaper, but opposed to the tariff abomination, volunteers this advice to republicans whe agree with it on that question If in any district tho republican mana gers nominate a protectionist, and the Democrats a Free Trader or Revenue Re former, then wo hold it to be the clear duty of republicans who desire Revenue Re form to support the Demoorat. IOWA TIMES A Bobber Under the Bed. "You know, my dear, I was living in the country at the time, my little grand daughter being my only companion. We had two female servant* and a man ser vant, but he did not sleep in the house, bat in a loft over the stable. One night, late in autumn, I went t« bed at the usual hour—nine o'clock. I was early, yon see, for fanny was only seven years old, and 1 did net care to sit up alone after she was in bed besides, by the.time I read my chapter and said my prayers and undress ed myself, it was fully ten o'clock. Well, on this particular night I went up as usu al. I first undressed the child and put her to-bed then I made myself comfortable, and got my bible, sat by the fire—it was very cold for the season, and I kept a fire in my room—and after I bad finished my chapter I knelt to say my prayers my po sition as I knelt was Tvith my back to the fire, and my face toward the bed. I had scarcely got on my knees when I caught sight of something unusual under the bed on looking more attentively I could see it was a man's foot. My first impulse was to scream, bat fortunately I restrained my self, and, the first shock over, I was able to think. I had no doubt that it was a robber, and that if he found be was dis covered he might not stop short of murder. I dared not go to bed and pretend I did not know he was there and yet how to get myself and child out of the room, without exciting suspicion, I could not im agine. These thoughts paseed through my brain in half the time I have taken to tell you and I was about to rise from my knees, when suddenly I recollected that by doing so at once might in itself excite sus picion for aught I knew, it might be some one who knew my habits, perhaps even my own servant, though 1 had no reason to buspect him. At all events, I determin ed to remain some time longer as if en gaged in my devotions. I need not tell you that I could not give mash heed to my prayers, bat I did ask for protection and guidance. You know, dear, that I am a slow, methodical old woman,and that I sel dom get through my prayers in less than a quarter of an hour, so I now determined not to stir for at least ten minutes. What an age that ten minutes seemed I never took my eyes off the foot until just before I arose, when it was slowly withdrawn out of my sight. When I saw it move, I felt faint with fright, for I feared lest the man had suspected, and was going to come oat however he remained quiet, and then I got up from my knees. The next thing to be done was to get the child out of bed without causing any alarm. Speaking as calmly as I was able, I asked her if she were awake she answered in rather a sleepy tone, but aroused herself as I con tinued speaking. "Fanny, dear," I said "I have left my keys below stairs"—I felt a little uneasy at.the falsehood, but I hope it was not wrong—"and I cannot undress without them I don't like going down myself would you mind getting up and coming with me?*' iShe jumped out of bed in a moment, and having wrapped a shawl round her, I pushed her before me then, when opening the door, I managed to tate out the key and put it in the other side, then shut the door and locked it and then my dear, I could no longer control myself, I shrieked several times at the top of my voiee and fainted. After all poor Joseph the coachman was faithful, for one of the maids called him in, and, armed with a pitchfork, secured the robber, who was trying to get out of the window." Here was an instance of retention of presence of mind in the face of apparent danger, and the loss of self-control when the danger had passed. Ilabit had much to do in the preservation of the cerebral equilibrium, as we see, for instance, in the sailor who goes aloft, without feeling any inclination to come down "by the run," and in the matador in the bull ring, whose fate depends on his coolness. Education, also, no doubt, assists in keeping the brain in order. Yet hero, again, we have nu merous instances of presence of mind in the humbler and less educated ranks in life. CHEAP ICE.—The use of iee has become so common here that the solid luxary may be called one of the necessaries of life.— The iee-dcalers, however, combine to keep the price of that summer necessity up to su?h a point that the great body of the people can enjoy but little of it. The de mand is quite great, and the supply is al ways made to appear exceedingly limited. Anything,, therefore, that promises to sup ply ice at a cheaper rate is a desideratum, and will be hailed with popular satisfact'n. Any mode, for instance, of manufacturing ice inexpensively would exactly meet a great public want, but the various meth ods resorted to,60 far, have proved ineffec tual. Germany has, at last, originated a scheme that looks tetll on paptr, acd offers to aid us in the premises. A machine in which the air is first condensed in a cylin der, then cooled by the admission of water and afterwards expended, has been invent ed in Deutuchlaiid. The air is lowered in temperature, by this process, to about 4 degrees above zero, and water is converted into blocks of ice. We hope such ma chines will be abundant in this quarter.— Cheap ice would indeed be a blessing to the million in the sultry dog-days. Ice in August almost makes earth a paradise. —New York Sunday Times. New Albany, Ind., has a young lady, fifteen years of age, who advertises for a situation to teach three languages, and is willing to assist in doing the house work in the families where she teaches. The answer lately given in a French court by a prisoner accused of almost cutting his wife to pieces was, with a smile—"Well, Monsieur President, you know every one has his little failing." A young woman of the town named Kate Butts, formerly of Louisville, committed suicide a! Sl. JMNUS last Sunday night. VERT ACCOMMODATING.—Everybody has heard of the new way barbers have of dressing hair—their patent rollers and patent brushes. The subject has the de lightful sensation of a brush rolling over his head at the rate of an ordinary steam engine. The wind, the tickling, the fairy like rensation, are almost equal to the in stitution in which female fingers perform that delightful tffice. A few days since, however, in a certain metropolitan barber shop, the result was different. A stranger entered and took liis seat, asking that his hair might be dressed. The steam brush was applied, and for a single feverish mo ment the pleasure wasindesclibable. But anfortunately the hair of the subject was long—so was that of the brash. It tan-, gled. There was a yell of pain as a hand ful of hair came out by the roots—another succeeded, and a yell more intense than the preceding ene attested the angnish of the sufferer. ''Step he cried. The barber was unable to manage hi* machine and hastily imagined what was the matter. But by this timo the sufferer had been drawn out of his seat, and hunt ing suspended between heaven and earth resembled an impromptu execution. "Get down!" screamed the operator. "Oh—oK^ eaa't," mumbled out the sufferer. The barber couldn't sympathize in such weakness, and ruthlessly applied his nm chine, while the hair came out by the handfuls. The man's head was iitcra'ly bare. His loud cries finally procured re lease and he was again seated in the chair rubbing his bald pate with energy. "I'll sue you. I'm ruined," he cried. ''How can I help that?'' the operutor asked with assumed indifference. "The don't you see you've made me bald "Yes, sir, I see, but sir—f happy to say we have wigs to sell, and- It is useless to say the victim interrupt ed with a word not down in Webster, quit ting the shop minus the purchase, and rub bing his Bore head with an energy that ful ly attested the warmth of his feelings. Rev. Mr. Murray, who first introduced the "black fly" to the favorable attention of the American pul lic, thus characterize* it: His favorite feeling spot is jast back ot the ear, though in case of necessity be is satisfied with the nose. He likes a I»r nose, and I never have seen one so small that he could not make it larger in abcut two days. I saw a nose last summer (a' least I suppose it was a nose, the man w) o had it said it was)that was so en'argeii that the gentleman said be had grayo doubts about his ever being able to get it home with him. I nm inclined to think he succeeded, for when he came out 1 heard of that nose until I reached Martin's where they said i! teok the siege for Plattsburg. A very bitter, acrimonious, discussion took place in the House, last week, on tlie Cuban question. Banks, as Chairman of the committee on Foreign Affairs, West Union. MIS- tained the bill recognizing belligerent rights of the Cuban insurgents, and pitch ed into the President severely on account of his message to the "War making pow er," advising them to go slow on the Cu ban question. Banks, in turn, was pitch ed into by Butler and others, and Lo^un pitched into them and there was a gener al pitching in. The committee's bill was voted down a harmless substitute adopted in its place. For once, we think, the radical party acted wisely. Wu have no sympathy with any filibustering schemes for the acquisi tion of Cuba, Canada, or any other terri tory we already possess. We are no ad vocate of the Alexandrian policy of mak ing the whole world subject to our domain. Already have our borders become so ex tended, and our territorial possessions so spread out, that the majesty, power and dignity of its authority, in certain locali ties, are too transparently thin to be dis covered with the naked eye. A govern ment that has shown itself incompetent to protect its citizens from the tomahawk and scalping knife of a few thousand In dians, and the authority of which is defi antly disregarded by a few thousand Mormons, had better be slow to acquire new territory, either by war or purchase. A Kentucky paper, whioh has the whole business in charge, has decided that Geo. Eliot is the successor of Charles Dickens in English noveltry. Or THE HORSE.—Mr. Bonner's mare Pocahontas achieved a great feat, the other day, in trotting a mile in two minutes eighteen seconds on the Fash ion Course. Pocahontas is an animal of speed. Where's the significance of "2:40 on a plank road," nowadays, in view of such a performance Fast horses are valuable articles, however, and none but men of fortune can afford to indulge in such luxuries. "That noble animal, the horse," is something that a human being cannot but admire under almost any circumstances but a horse that is swift of foot as well ele gant in action, docile yet spirited, is a creature that only needs an immortal soul to render hiin the superior of many a specimeu of the genus homo. The Chicago papers make very little of divorces, nowadays. An insignificant item a few days ago stated''that defaults were entered in twenty-four divorce cases on the previous day." A Pittsburg gaming case was explain ed to the jury by occular demonstration, a lay-out being placed on the table, the witness dealing and the district attorney coppering the ace. He broke the bank, and the jurors understood it. Three little Wisconsin children were fishing tho other day—two boys and a girl. The older boy called to the girl —"Oh, Johnny's got a bite The girl responded—"Oh, my sakes and such a little boy—only reads in the primer." An Indianapolis girl, who took lauda num for a disease of the heart, the other day, left a note for her lover telling him that she would never see hiui again on earth, but "hoped to meet him in some WHOLE No. 716. O'Connell on Disraeli* As the name of the distinguished author of "TiOthair" is now upon the lips of most every person in England .and America, it may be interesting to our readers to know \Y hat Daniel 0*Connell's opinion of bim was. The provocation^for the following bitter extract from a speech delivered at Taun ton about 30 years ago, was furnished by Homa remarks of Disraeli in the course of which he aliuded to O'Connell as a traitor and an incendiary. The great orator, ris ing in his wrath to the fuil mujesty of Irish invective, thus replied: This miscreant had the andacity to style tne an incendiary. Why, 1 was a greater incendiary in 1831 than I am at present, if ever I were one—and if I am, he is iloshly so for having employed me. Then he calls me a traitor. My answer to that is, he is a liar, lie is a liar in action and in words. His life is a living lie. lie is a disgrace to his species. What state of society must that be that can tolerate such it creature—having the audaeity to come forward with one set of principles at one time, and obtain political assistance by reason of those principles, and at another to profess diametrically the reverse His ife, I say again is a living lie. He is the must degraded of his speeies and kind and England is degraded in tolerating, or having upon the face of her society, a mis creant of his abominable, foul and atroci ous nature. My language is harsh, and I owe an apology for it, but I will tell you why I owe that apology. It is for this rea son, that if there be harsher words in the British language I should uso them, be cause it is the harshest of all terms that would be descriptive of a wretch of this vpeciet. He is just the fellow for the Con servative Club* I suppose if Sir Robert Peel had been cut of the way when he was called upon to take office, this fellow wo'd have undertaken to supply his place. lie has falsehood enough, depravity and'self ishnees enough to become the fitting lead* •±r of the Conservatives. Ue is conserva tism personified. His name shows him by descent a Jew. His father became a con vert. He is better for that in this world I hope, of course, he will be better for it in the next. There is a habit of underra ting that great and oppressed nation—the Jews. They are cruelly persecuted by per sons calling themselves Christians but no person ever yet was a Christian who per secuted. The cruellest persecution they suffer is upon their character, by the foul names which their calumniators bestowed upon them before they carried their atroc ities into effect. They feel the pcrsecut'n of calumny severer upon them than tho persecution of actual force, and the tyran ny of actual torture. I haye the happi ness to be acquainted with some Jewish families in London, and amongst them more, accomplished ladies, or more hu mane, cordial, hish-minded, or better edu catad gentlemen, I have never met. It will not bo supposed, therefore, when I ,«peak of Disraeli as the descendant of a Jew, that I mean to tarnish him on that account. They were once the chosen peo plo of God. There were miscreants among them, also, and it muBt certainly have been froiu one of those that Disraeli descended, lie possesses just the qualities of the im penitent thief who died upon the cross, whose name, I verily believe, must have been Disraeli. For aught I know, the present Disraeli is descended from him and with the impression that he is, I now forgive the heir-at-law of the blasphemous thief who died upon the cross. Pith And Point. "How long can a fool live?'* asked a lawyer of a witness. "I don't know," re plied the witness. How old are you?" "That charming woman and myself are in sympathy with each other," "How so, my dear fellow?" "Well I hate her husband, and she hates him too." "Why, Charley, I am surprised to see you making faces at your mother Charlie brightened up at once, and retort ed, "Why I calculated to laugh, but, mamma, my face slipped." "Jenny," said a landlady to her helpj the other morning, "Jenny, was there any fire in the kitchen last night, while you were sitting up?" "Only just a spark, ma'am," was the reply. The landlady looked suspiciously at Jenny, but the innocent girl went on scrubbing, and humming "Katy Darling. BUNKER HILL.—Twelve of the veterans of the battle of Bunker Hill were present at the oration of Daniel Webster on the completion of the monument, June 17, 18-13. These revolutionary soldiers, the great orator, the chief guest, and many of the participants in the ceremonies of that day, have all been gathered to their fathers. Of thoee—two score or more— whose names appeared on the plate depos ited under the corner stone of the monu ment, says the Boston Transcript, only these three are known to be living—David Sears, George Tick nor, and Hazen Morse. How A CAMEL GOES THROUGH THE EYE OP A NEEDLE.—The passage from the new testament, "It is easier for a camle," etc., has perplexed many good men, who have read it literally. In oriental citics there are in the large gates small and very low apertures, called metaphorically "needle's eye," just as we talk of windows on ship board as "bulls eyes." These entrances are too narrow for a camel to pass through them in the ordinary manner or even if loaded. When a loaded camel has to pass through one of these entrances, kneels down, its load is removed, and then it shuffles through on its knees. Yesterday, writes lady Duff Gordon, from Cairo, I saw a camel go through the eye of a ueedle—that is the low arched door of an inclosure. He must kneel and bow his head to creep through and thus the rich man must humble himself. Besten and San Francisco. Dr. B. Ellis Martin, a vivacllus writ#-, living in San Francisco, takes occasion to speak as follows concerning the relatione, n of the San Franciscans and the eastern visitors who condesoend to look in npoiix them. The extract is from the News Let**^ ter, a publication whose sprightly char acter is entirely in keeping with the ad mirable literature of the Pacify: coast: "To tbe philosophic mind—sttch as is possessed by us—no occurrence of Iatf ha£ been so suggestive of thought as the meet*^x ing of Boston and San Francisco. To the? '-jv humorous mind no scene was ever pre-^' sented so full of the elements of the ab surd. It is Leigh Hunt, we think—ifC* may be Quincy, and we are open tfe correction—who describes the meeting ol^ a Chiaaman and a chimney-sweep in th^* streets of London, as the most exquisitely comical scene to be imagined. John Chi* naman, albeit it fresh to western barber* ism, has preserved bis wonted stolidity of countenance, in the face of all its strange. sights the sweep, sooty and saucy, famil* iar with every scene of London streets, is callous to all sensation. These two me't face to face in the Strand, and each gaze ughust—the Bwcep at the Chinamant prim and pe-que-liar, clad in all his Ori' ental toggery John at the sweep, smutch ed and steaked, armed with the qneer. implements of his calling. To each 'twas a sight that his wildest nightmare had never brought before his perturbed vision. So they stand a moment, all eyes then bursting into wild laughter, they roll, re gardless of the crewd, over and over, in convulsions of merriment! "It is one of the funniest of scenes, but fun fades before the rollicking comicality ef this meeting of Bostonian aad San Franciscan. The sharpest antagonism of thought and habit to be foand 1 The two most conceited men on the face of the globe! Each so hide-bound in his belief of the immeasurable superiority of his own home and the inhabitants thereof he, pinched and shrunken, not so much by east winds as by the constaat contempla tion of his own inward excellence we, bloated with bloat and bluster, puffed up with our own importance. But so provin cial—ho, in his narrowness and with that 4werry fine wire edge,' which, as Sam. Weller warned the boy may be 'took off yet we in our soi-disant breadth of thought and self-asserted liberality of spirit. And both of us as thin skinned as a new born baby. "Now, to see these two meet, to see them clasp hands and hug, and 'gush isn't it a sight to make the dry bones of old Rabelas himself stir and kick in glee? All is mutual admiration and sweetness, externally but, as to their in'rds.' Can* not the photological eye detect signs of an internal colic and of disgust squirming of contempt, each for the other's preten sions Isn't it fun to see liow, even in their estacy of embrace, they dodge and wriggle that thoy may net tread on eaoh other's toes? Yet, spite of their pains they're all the time deing it, and how cherrily thoy grin and bear it. Touching sight! "Our San Franciscan 'spread himself under tbe delusion that he is astonishing this visitor, on whom we gaze complacent ly, and withal pityingly, as from a super ior height. Meantime Boston chuckles inwardly over the vulgar display and the insolent ostentation. He has to listen to the same old story about the astounding growth of our city, sir our inexhaustable resources, our unprallied climate and we rather guess that, just now he praises his God that it is unparalleled We go the same old round, and unshamed, show him all our newness and nakedness, and he gazes with a grave twinkle in his Yankee eye, wondering, meanwhile, why in thun der these people never give any five cent pieces in change, and thinking of that last 'bit' swindle San Francisco gets Boston in a corner, tells the old, old story, and shouts: 'Dash my dashed hide, sir, did you ever see anything like all this?' To whom the victim,in u weary way: 'Ya-a-as.' (Among the curiosities of Boston is its im itation of an Englishman in cut of clothes and whiskers, in general style, in manners of drawl, and all that, a young Bostonian is simply English or u half-shell. Did yon ever notice it? So, with his best society drawl:) 'Ya-a-as, it's all very fine as far it goes, you know the Paoific is pretty big.' And then he contrasts it all with the Hub and its history, and how he once made a teapot of his harbor, and with Fanuell hall and that organ and thanks God he is not as a San Franciscan!" STRIPPING THE WIDOW.—Some yean ago, in the New Hampshire Legislature, a new member, somewhat noted for "pumping thunder," made a speech—it was upon a bill for taxing bank dividends in which he attempted to be very pathetie in favor of widows who owned bank stock* "Yes, Mr. Speaker," he exclaimed, with indignant energy, "the gentleman from Dover who introduoed this bill, deaf to the cries of her orphan children, would stria the widow ." But before he coul% conclude the sentence he was interrupted by a laugh. Astonished, but undaunted be exclaimed with a profound feeling "gentlemen, it is not the subject ofdurisioq*, I appeal to you in all candor to say if ids is not wores than stripping. Put on thij^.1 tax and you will drive the widow to hef. v. last shift.'' Shouts of laughter here? petrified hiin in his plaoe, and he spoke no more during the session. A DISCOVEBEY.—The farmers of South western Cieorgia have discovered a plan for preventing hog thieving. They feej^ their hogs on strychnine, giving a level teaspoonful to every three hogs at a time. The strychnine penetrates the hog's flesh and poisons it for three weeks hereafte^ If eaten during this time it is fatal. Thife owner ouly has to let it be known that hf*. gives his hogs strychnine, and they wilt* be safe. This is a valuable discoverey. A Detroit negro prisoner on his way the penitentiary for larceny was asked what bethought of his trial, and said:. "Fore God, when dat lawyer dat fended me made his speech, I thought shuah I was going tj take my ole hat and walk right out of dat eo't room but when de other lawyer got up and commenced talk ing, I knew I was de biggest rasoal j|r top ob de earf." fv ... .... .4 Some slanderer says Greeley's neiIt novel "What do I know about farming!*' is being dramatized by Mrs. Stowe foe thflr Lydia Thompson blonde*.