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GRAND HAVEN, MICHIGAN WEDNESDAY, JULY 12. 1854.
WHOLE NUMBER 155.
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WILLIAM UA Til A WA Y, Jr.. Judge of Tro
bate for Ottawa Co. P. O. address, Crockery,
. Ottawa Co., Mich.
GILBERT G. DURFEE, Under Sheriff and
acting Sheriff of Ottawa County, Mich., also
' Constable in and for the township of Ottawa in
paid County. Office opposite the Washington
House, up stairs, Grand llaven, Mich.
1IOYT G. POST, Clerk of Ottawa Co. Office
over II. Griffin's store, opposite the Washington
GEORGE PARKS, Treasurer of Ottawa Co.,
and Justice of the Peace. Office third door be
low the Washington House, up stairs.
WILLIAM N. ANGEL, Kegistcr of Deeds,
and Notary Tublic for Ottawa Co. Office over
H. Griffin's store, Washington street, opposite
the Washington House.
R. W. D UNCAN, Attorney at Law, Prosecuting
Attorney, and Circuit Court Commissioner for
Ottawa Co. Office third door below the Wash
ton House, up stairs.
M. B. HOPKINS, Attorney and Counsellor at
Law and Solicitor in Chancery. Office first door
west of II. Griffin's store
R. J. COLLINS, Physician and Surgeon, Mill
Point, Ottawa Co., Mich. liooras at L. M. S.
Smith's Drug Store.
A. W. SQUIER, Thysician and Surgeon, Steels'
Landing, Ottawa Co., Mich. .
'STEPHEN MONROE, Physician and Sur
geon. Office over J. T. Davis' Tailor Shop.
GILBERT CO., Manufacturers and Dealers
p, Shingles, Staves, Wood and Timber.
Grand Haven, Feb. 23, 1854.
JOHN T. DAVIS, Merchant Tailor. Shop on
Washington street, second door west of II. Grif
FERRY SONS, Dealers In Dry Goods, Gro
ceries, Provisions, Hardware, Clothing, Boots
and Shoes, Crockery and Medicines ; and man
ufacturers and dealers in all kinds of lumber.
Wm. M. Ffrry Jr., )
Tuos. W. Ferry. J
Wm. M. Ferry.
L. M. S. SMITH, Dealer In Drugs, Medicines,
Paints, Oils and Dye Stuffs, Dry Goods, Groce
ries and Provisions, Crockery, Hardware, Books,
Stationety, &c. At the Tost office, corner of
Park and Barber streets, Mill Point, Mich.
HOPKINS BROTHERS, Storage, Forward
ing and Commission Merchants ; general dealers
in all kinds of Dry Goods, Groceries, Grain and
Provisions ; manufacturers and dealers whole
sale and retail in all kinds of lumber. Mill
C. DAVIS CO.. Dealers in Dry Goods, Groce
ries, Provisions, Hardware, Crockery, Boots and
Shoes, &c. Muskegon, Mich.
WASHINGTON HOUSE, By Henry Pcnnoy
cr. The proprietor has the past spring newly
fitted and partly rc-fumishcd this House, and
feels confident visitors will find the House to
compare favorably with the best in the State.
WILLIAM TELL HOTEL, By Herman Jo
achim. This House is pleasantly situated with
excellent rooms well furnished, and the table
abundantly supplied with the luxuries and sub-
HORACE MERRILL, Boot and Shoemaker.
Boots and Shoes ncatlv rcDaired. and all orders
prom ptly a ttended to. Shop one door below the
J. MULDER. Clock and Watch Maker, Mill
Point, Mich., is prepared to do nil kinds of work
In the best manner and on the most reasonable
HENRY GRIFFIN, Justice of tho Tcacc and
Notary Tublic for Ottawa County, has resumed
his former Land Agency business, ana wm at
tend nromntlv to the payment of non-resident's
taxes ; will negotiate for tho purchase or sale of
both pine and farming lands, uccus, uonas or
mortgages, &c, executed at reasonable rates
and with despatch. UMco opposite tnc wasn
ington House, Grand Haven.
CROSVENOR REED, Attorney and Counsel
lor at Law. All business intrusted to mc will bo
promptly and satisfactorily attended to. lies!
dence, Charleston Landing, Ottawa Co. Mich.
lit. M. MITCHELL tf- CO., Forwarding and
Commission Merchants. Fire Proof Brick Ware-
' iousc, No, loa and 194 South Water Street,.
Chicago, III. Goods received and forwarded to
Grand llaven with dispatch, and at the lowest
uguiv. ,vu3u auvanccs maue on consignments
'.WM. PREUSSER, Watch-Maker and Jeweler,
nciow tno uatnolic Church, Grand Rapids, Mich
.'Particular attention paid to repairing fine
AP; BIDWELL SON, Confectionery and
Bakery, Grand Rapids, Mich. C. B. Albec agent
lui uiuiiu iiiivcu una viciimy.
DR. S. Sawyer's Fluid Extractof bark,ncurc
the rcvcg& Ague, at Ferry & Soni
WJft?'? 1Ulsam of WildChcrryfordiscascs
Vf LANK Books can be had at the Dni and v
J riety. Store, Mill Point. - . L. M. S 1 Smith.
GOLD PEN MANUFACTORY.
C. Plquette, of Detroit, Manufacturer of Su
crlor Gold, Pens v
UNSUEPASSED IN QUALITY AND FINE FINISH.
POINTS, twenty different kinds made, some as
low as $1,50 for Pen and Siver Holder.
Damaged Pens repointcd. Medium 50 cents.
Engrossing 75 cents.
Damaged pens sent by mall, enclosing tho
amount for repairs in Post Olncc.Stamps, will be
Detroit, Jannary, 1853. '
DYE WOODS AND DYK STUFFS. Uamwoou,
Fustic, Logwood, Bcdwood, Madder, Aunatto
Ext. Logwood, Alum, Copperas. Sal Soda, Carbon,
ate Soda, Cream Tartar, 1 artarlc Acid, &c, &c.
At the Mill Point Drug Store. fl2ft.J
L. M. S. Smith.
SYRINGES Metal, Glass and India Rubber In
lection Syringes, Glass Ear Syringes and Glass
F's and P'a at the Mill Point Drugstore.
Nov. 20. f 72J L. M. S. Smith. .
WANTED. To contract with some responsi
ble person, to get in five millions of feet of
Saw Logs, from our land, at tnc ncaa oi tno nay
on. We have two miles of good Rail Road, run
ning into the heart of the timber, with two cars up
on it, and every thing in a good state of repair to
Unnsfi and furniture, barn, five voke
of oxen, on6 span of horses and all tho supplies
necessary win ociurnisnea n requircu, loancncr
getic go-ahead man We will give a good con
tract. JOtl.J HOPKINS Oi DUUIllCUS)
Mill Toint, August 1, 1851.
NEW ORLEANS, Havanna, Crushed, Coflcc and
Powdered Sugar, Green and Black Teas, Rio
Coffee and Poland Starch, at FERRY SONS.
PERFUMERY of all kinds Cologne, Bay Rum.
Lubin Extract, Oil Lavender, Bergamot, Cin
namon, Cloves and Peppermint, Ox Marrowi
Rose, Bear and Amber Oil, to be found nt
Ferry & Sons.
JENNY LIND and English Laid, Letter and
Cap Paper, large and common buff Envevel
opes, white do., Steel Pens, Lead Pencils, Wafers,
Quills. Blank Books, Copy Books and Pocket Di
aries for 1853, at Ferry & Sons.
WADE & Butcher's superior Razors, Magic
Strops, genuine military shaving soap and
lather brushes, at Ferry & Sons.
I7ERRY SONS, agents for Radway's Ready
; Medicines, Wistar's Balsam Wild Cherry, Dr.
Guvsott's Yellow Dock and Sarsaparilla, Osgood's
India Cholagoguc, Dr. Vaughn's Lithontriptic
Mixture, Phccnix Bitters, Davis' Pain Killer,
rond's Extract. Dalley's Salve, Scribner's Oak Oil,
Wright, Moffatt and Brandreth's Pills, together
with other patent medicines of the day.
THOSE Cast Steel Saws have arrived, nlso with
them a few cast steel' Circular saws for siding
mills, these saws have been tried in a good share
of the mills on Grand River and pronounced ahead
of anything. Call and seo F. &Sons.
(i LASS LAMPS, Candlesticks, Lanterns, Cof
JT fee Mills, Horse Cards, Curry Combs and
Spring Balances, at Ferry & Sons.
STRYCHNINE to kill the wolves with, at the
drug store, Mill Point. L. M. S. Smith.
BOOTS & SHOES, In great variety, including
Ladies Gaiters, half do., Polka Tics, Kid Ties
and Slips at Ferry & Sons.
WE now offer for sale a very large assortment
of Ready Made Clothing from which the
most fastidious may be suited. Call and see.
HATS and CAPS.
KOSSUTH, Hungarian, Union, Plush, Beaver,
Jockey, and other styles Hats and Caps, arc
for sale at Ferry & Sons.
Oakland & Ottawa Hailroad.
NOTICE is hereby given that a call of Jive per
cent on the stock of the Oakland and Ottawa
Railroad Company Is hereby made, to be paid on
or before tho first Monday of October next, and
five percent to be paid on or before the first Mon
day of November next.
Payments may bo made to any of tho following
agents, viz :v
In Wayne County, Michigan Insurance Bank.
Oakland County, W. M. McConnell.
Genesee County. W. W. Booth.
Shiawassee and Clinton Counties, Amos Gould,
Ionia County, Frederick Hall.
Kent Connty, II. P. Yale.
Ottawa County, H. Pennovcr.
Stockholders will be allowed 7 ner cent ncr ann-
um. payable semi-annually, on all payments made
until the road is completed.
By order of the Board of Directors.
H. N. Walker, Scc'y pro tern.
Detroit, Sept. 0, 1853. 8w 112. J
jETNA INSURANCE CO., Hartford, Conn.
CASH CAPITAL, $300,000.
"NSURES Merchandise generally, Stores, Dwell
. Ings, Warehouses, Buildings. Public and Pri
vate, Mills, Manufactories, &c. ; and takes Inland
Kisks ot property by Lakes. Rivers. Canals, and
Land Carriage to all parts of the Union. Rates of
rremium as low ns security to the insured permits.
Policies on Fire and Inland Risks issued on fa
vorable term 8, by
Haxton, Cutler & Warts, Agents at Grand
ARDINES. A superior article for sale by tho
uox, cneap, at Ferry Sons.
WE aro receiving a large stock of Groceries,
which wo arc selling very low. Please give
us a can. ji. u. & y.
T YON'S KATIIARION an pxpftllent tirrnura
XJ tion for tho Hair, to prevent baldness, falling
off of the Hair a large supply just received at
11. U. & W.
AYER'S CHERRY PECTORAL, Harlem Oil,
Seidlctz Powders, Bigelow's Alterative, Hives
Syrup, Balsam of Honey, Radway's Ready Relief,
ior saic oy . (;. & y.
"I ROCKERY and Glass Ware a full assortment
just rixeivea oy 11. U. YY.
TUST received, a lot of Ladies French Enameled
V uootsat II. Merrill's.
A NOTIIER lot of those small shoes has come
xx. ai H. Merrill's
HAXTON, CUTLER & WARTS
ARE now receiving from Propellers Pocahontas
and Troy, tho balance of their large and ex
tensive Spring and Summer stock of Hardware,
Groccricrs and Crockery, to which wo invite the
attention of all those, who wish to buy goods nt
very low priic.". ,
...Grand Haven; June 5. 18.31. . .. ; .
THE THREE CALLERS.
This pretty littlo poem appears in Charles
Swain's " English Melodies."
Morn callcth fondly to a fair boy straying
Mid golden meadows rich with clover dew ;
She calls but ho still thinks of nought sayo play
And so she smiles and waves him air adieu!
Whilst he still merry with his flowry store, '
Deems not that morn, sweet morn! returns no
Noon comcth but the boy, to manhood growing,
Heeds not tho time he sees but ono sweet form,
One young fair face, from bower of jassamino
And all his loving heart with bliss is warm ;
So soon unnoticed seeks the western shore,
And man forgets that noon returns no more. '
Night tappeth gently at a casement gleaming
With the thin fire-light flick'ring faint and low,
By which a gray-haired man is sadly dreaming
O'er pleasure gone, as all life's pleasures go ;
Night calls him to her, and ho leaves his door
Silent and dark and he returns no more.
Wo yesterday had a conversation with a very
intelligent gentleman of this city, who has re
turned from Kansas after an absence of several
weeks. Everything in relation to that territory
is now specially interesting, and we present such
facts as we remember, hoping our readers will
bo favored with a more detailed account of his
observations in a few days.
lie traveled up the Kansas river somo hun
dred and twenty miles, and says that the soil is
very rich and productive, and tho country ex
ceedingly beautiful. Along tho river extending
for a few miles on each side the country is dense
ly timbered, and so also are the borders of the
small streams which empty into the river from
either side. On leaving tho margins of tho
streams tho country is high rolling prairie. The
soil is good, but the want of timber and water
will bo found a serious drawback to the rapid
settlement of that portion of the territory.
the climate while he was there wa3 bracing and
healthy, but thoso who reside in tho country,
complain that it is very fluctuating and change
able. The Shawnee Indians own tho territory on
the south side of the Kansas for some two hun
dred miles west of the Missouri. Our inform
ant says they arc very considerably advanced in
civilization, and that ho was very comfortably
entertained while traveling among them. They
devote their attention to agriculture and many
of them have large and very fine farms. The
growing crops give promise of an abundant har
vest. Our friend assures us that tho husbandry
of theso Indians will compare very favorably
with that of their neighbors in Missouri.
They appear not a little uneasy and restless
under the passage of tho territorial bill. Many
of them have been cherishing the hope that ere
long they would bo endowod by Congress with
the rights of citizenship. They dress, live and
act like white people, and declare their determin
ation not to sell their lands on any considera
The Delawares occupy a section of country
on the north side of the Kansas, not unlike in
its main characteristics that owned by the Shaw
nees. A delegation had just returned from
Washington and it was understood that they
entered iuto stipulations to sell all their territo
ry with the exception of a reservation fronting.
ten miles upon the Missouri river, and extend
ing forty miles back into the country. The res
ervation includes all the inhabited portion of
their territory. Tho treaty had not yet been
signed, but the preliminary arrangements for it
had all been made. The Delawares aro also liv
ing mostly in dwellings, though they are not so
intelligent and as far advanced in civilization as
Tho emigrants are pouring into tho territory
in great numbers ; but according to tho laws of
tho United States, or rather the treaties of the
Government with the Indians they aro not per
mitted to remain there. The Indian titlo to the
lands is not yet extinguished, and when our
friend left Fort Leavenworth, the U. S. Mar
shal was engaged with a posse driving the
squatters and emigrants out of their territory.
Many, however, were pushing onward beyond
the Fort to tho borders of tho great plains
whero they hoped to be beyond tho reach of tho
Marshal. Tho country is not yet open to set
tlement and can not be till the Indian title is
extinguished. This will no doubt bo effected
as rapidly os possible; but the philanthropist
will ask where can the poor Indians go? That
question suggests sad and solemn reflections.
Let us hopo that many of them will become
civilized and enjoy, with us tho blessings of lib
erty. The course which tho officers of tho govern
ment feel bound to pursuo, is producing much
ill feeling among the emigrants. They are
hardy and enterprising and seem determined
each for himself to pre-occupy a largo slico of
this new and valuable territory. Desperate ef
forts are being made by tho Missourians to in
duce slaveholders to go there, but tho balanco
of the feeling is against it. Many of the most
intelligent slaveholders admit there is no chance
for them. This should not lull our northern
people for a single moment, and they certainly
should not bo deterred by the blustering of tho
Missourians from going there. Every ono who
can should hold himself in readiness "to emi
grate" as soon as tho country is opened for set
tlement. We look upon it as a patriotic duty,
for our young men especially, to settle this tcr
ritory and make it a free State, thereby remov
ing forever the greatest obstacle to tho pcrma
nence and future prosperity of tho American
Union. It will confine slavery to definite limits.
Tho northern pooplo would respect their rights
unuer mo constitution ana jeavo mem to enjoy
their " peculiar institution" till their interest and
their duty should conspire to lead them to abol
ish it. The peace we fear, tho very existence
of, tho Union is at stake in tho nronor settle
ment , of this great question. Let all who love
their countrv bo rcadv to wbo ud and doin"
when tho time for final action shall arrive. Tho
safety and tho glory of the country is at stake,
and we know thero aro thousands of strong
arms and warm hearts ready to enlist in this en
terprise. There is no fear for Nebraska. Lot
Kansas bo settled with freemen, and wo aro
done with the fearful agitation of tho slavery
question forever. Chicago Dem. Press.
A Sneezing Court. The Cincinnati Colum
bian must bo held responsible for the following
"sneeser." . ,
During tho progress of examination of Mink
house and Lcary, for an outrago upon an idiot
girl, somo person or persons, not having a duo
sense of tho awful majesty of the law or the dig
nity of the court, scattered a villainous mixture
of snulT, Cayenne pepper, barberry bark, and
most probably a slight sprinkling of cowage
about tho room. It happened at the titno that
the audience was extremely large, and of that
mixed description that generally congregate
about the purlieus of a Court of Justice. The
insinuating dust soon began to take eflcct. A
concert of sneezing mixed with coughing first
among tho outsiders, made it imposiblo to un
dcrstand ono word from either judge, witness
" Silence !" shouted the marshal.
" Sisan-ci-ch-chee-lence j" sneezed tho dep
uty. By this time tho epidemic had extended to
within the bar, and three was as much cough
ing and sneezing as ever was heard with tho
House of Representatives "during a prosy speech
of an unpopular orator.
"Open the-tigh-win-chce-chee-chec-dow oh,
Lord I" exclaimed tho prosecuting attorney.
" I suggest-ah-chec-te that they be turned
out," gasped another lawyer.
The judge who by this time had coughed and
sneezed, until his face was as red as the comb
of a turkey cock, was struck by the idea, and
a posse of officers being called from below,
cleared the room of tho unhappy multitude, who
upon their egress into tho street gave such a
concerted diabolical Bueezo, that a couple of
horses that wore hitched outside, because scar
ed and breaking their bridles scampered fran
Texas Gen. Houston. A correspondent of
the iN. Y. Times, writing from ualveston, gives
the following picture of tho life and habits of
uen. bam. Houston. Just at this time the
sketch will interest many readers :
1 raveling tho entire territory of Texas, ono
hears but little about old Sam, but what is high
ly denunciatory, but when tho votes aro taken
he don't lack friends. I would vvajrer that ho
could hardly bo elected constable, judging from
hearing people talk. You know tho result when
the trial comes. After all, thero aro few but
what havo a sort of pride in the estimation
in which tho hero of San Jacinto is held at a
distance. He now lives at the town of Inde
pendence, twelve miles from the Rio IJrazoa, on
a little farm in a log cabin with but four rooms,
plainly, even cheaply furnished. When at home,
sitting in tho raw-hide seat chairs, he entertains
like or with the case of an old English gentle
man, the plainness of a frontiers-man, retaining
somo of tho habits of a Cherokee. He talks
with great freedom of his traducers, professing
to utterly despise their malignity. He has only
enough slaves for servants. His table for
breakfast has bacon, sometimes eggs, corn bread,
hominy and cofl'eo; dinner, ditto, with greens;
supper ditto, without greens.
I judge his wifo an intellectual woman, a
church member, with plain habits, and is a good
mother. They aro both frugal to a degrco.
They havo six children, all in good health, fivo
girls and ono boy, not one of whom has had a
shoo on its feet during the last winter, and they
aro hearty ns Camanchcs. Mrs. II. manages tho
farm and instructs tho children. Though hav
ing had no particular way of making money,
and having been poor a few years ago. he has
husbanded somo $12,000, mostly from his pay
and mileage as SenAtor to Congress. Ho lives
a long way from the Capitol. There aro scores
of tales touching his credit and business trans
actions, which might effect other men not " old
Sam." He sports a huge moustache, drinks no
whiskey, but continues his usual gallantries to
the other sex. Ho reads his paper and writes
his letters on a pino table in tho open gallery.
Mrs. Partington on the Mississiiti.
M When will tho Father of the Waters come
along ?" asked Mrs. Partington as she sat look
ing at a Panorama of tho Mississippi, in the last
moments of its exhibition.
" The Father of WatersJ'replied tho indi
vidual addressed, " why, this is it that you aro
seeing before you."
" Goodness me, is it ?" said she, u why, I've
digested my specs to look after a big man with
tho dropsy, and its nothing but a river, after all,
How I wish they would call things by their pro
There was something of disappointment in
her tono ; but when afterwards she remarked to
herself, " I wonder if that water will wash V it
was a beautiful tribute from Benevolence to
Ancient IIistcry. " George Smith, do you
recollect tho story of David and Goliah ?"
" Yes, sir; David was a tavern-keeper, and
Goliah was an intemperate man."
" Who told you that?"
" Nobody. I read it, and it said that David fix
ed a sling for Goliah, and Goliah got slewed
Ono of tho German almanacs remarks that
" a young girl is a fishing rod tho eyes are
tho hook, tho smile, is tho bate, tho lover is tho
gudgeon, and marriago tho butter in which, ho
A printer on his death-bed was rcaucsted "to
bo coraposod." ' ' Distributed you wean " ,was
nis mint reply.
Tho greatest boro in tho world the three
mile tunnel betvveou lljarseillos and Avignon.
Fishing for a Nigger. We have had somo
experience in piscatory exercises, but an officer
of the Customs, named Casey, bcaCns all hoi
low a few nights ago. Ho understood a secret,
known only to experienced fishermcn,'of using
the right bait. It seems that Mr. Casey was in
command of a bargo on tho river for tho purpose
of preventing or detecting smuggling. Whib
outsido of tho shipping, on Sunday night, he
thought ho heard some ono fall overboard from
a ship. Ho immediately directed his boat to the
spot (it was 3 o'clock in tho morning) whero he
discovered some bubbles in the water. Putting
down his hand, and it came in contact with tho
short wool on tho ncgroe's head. His hold
proved ineffective and tho negro sank. At thit
moment Casey, directing his boatman to hold
on to his legs, immersed himself and putting his
hand way down in the water, it came in juxta
position with tho niggor's mouth, who bit at it
as rabidly as a catfish would at the entrails of a
turkey buzzard. By this means he hauled tho
darkey out, and restored him to life and to his
But this is not all. We should fail to do
justico to the generosity of tho owners did wo
not state tho tact that ho forthwith, without any
prompting, and merely from tho generous im
pulses of his nature, paid Mr. Casey tho sum
of two dollars ! We havo advised Casey to put
in a claim for salvage in the United States Court.
Ho is entitled, wo think, to at least half tho val
ue of the negro. When we saw him last, his
finger was greatly swolen and heavily bandaged,
in consequence of tho wound. N. O. Crcsent.
A Remarkarle Man. Col. Lemanowsky,
whom many of the citizens of Detroit and Mich
igan will remember as having lectured through
this State several years ago, on the character of
Napoleon Bonaparte, and as a minister of tho
Gospel, was twenty-three years in tho armies of
tho Great Captain, and a favorite of that dis
tinguished General. In a recent speech, at a
tcmperenco meeting in Alabama, Col. Leman
owsky roso before the audience, tall, erect
and vigorous, with aglow of health upon his
cheek and said :
You see before you a man 70 years old. I
have fought two hundred battles, havo four
teen wounds on my body, havo lived thirty
days on horso flesh, with the bark of trees for
my bread, snow and ice for my drink, the can
opy of heaven for my covering, without shoes
or stockings on my feet, and only a few rags
of clothing. In the deserts of Egypt I havo
marched for days with a burning sun upon my
naked head ; feet blistered in tho scorching
sand, and with eyes, nostrils and mouth filled
with dust, and with a thirst so tormenting that
I havo opened the veins of my arms and suck
ed my own blood I - Do you ask me how I have
survived all theso horrors ? . I answer, under
tho Providence of God, I owo ray preservation,
ray health and vigor, to this fact, that I never
drank a drop of spirituous liquors in ray life !
And Baron Larry, Chief of tho Medical Staff of
the French Army, has stated as n fact that
tho 6,000 survivors, who had safely returned
from Egypt, were all of them men who abstain
ed from ardent spirits.
Dialogue of Fifty Years Ago. A. Do
you know Mr. William Grimes 1
J. 1 havo tho honor. Ho is a good writer,
an excellent companion, and a very worthy
man; if you make his acquaintance you will
never regret it
Dialogue of To-Day. Say do you know
B. I don't know any body else. He crcts
oil' a No. 1 article for tho papers, is a first
rate companion, and a perfect brick. If you
and ho hitch horses you will find him all right.
A gentleman traveling on horseback " down
east" came upon an Irishman who was fencing
in a most barren and dcsolato piece of land.
" What aro you fencing in that lot for Pat ?"
said he. " A herd of cows would starvo to
death on that land."
" And sure,your honor, wasn't I fencing it
too keep tho poor bastes out iv it!"
Never joko with ladies on matrimony or
bread making. It is very wrong. They aro
both sacred. One refers to tho highest inter
ests of tho heart, and tho other to thoso of tho
stomach. Young men will pleaso chalk it down
in their hats.
A droll fellow, who had a wooden leer, beincr
in company with a man who was somewhat cred
ulous, tho latter asked the former how ho camo
to have a wooden leg. " Why," said ho " my
father had one, and so did my grandfather beforo
him ; it runs in the blood."
A Match for William Tell. Tho great
match by Mr. Travis, of New Orleans, to shoot
an npplo from tho head of a gentleman, has
been decided, Mr. Travers wining tho money
(81000) upon the first shot. An orango, fivo
inches in circumference, was substituted for tho
apple, and tho distance was 3D feet. Half tho
bullet went through tho orango. Both gentle
men displayed great nervo upon the exciting
occasion. a Boston Journal.
At tho Supremo Judicial Court in Sagada
hock, lately, Margaret Wormwood was divorced
from T. C. Wormwood. Tho union was un
doubtedly ono of great bitterness, which tho
court felt it his duty, to dry up.
An exchange paper says any ono would sup.
poso that the employment of sewing was tho
most powerful and quiet occupation in tho
world: and yet it is absolutely, horrifying to
hear ladies talk of stilottos bodkins, gatherings,
surgings, hemmings, gearings, cuttings, whip- ,
pings, lacings, cuflings and bastings ! vWhat a '
list of abominablcs.
They havo a good joke on Dr. Egan, of Chi
cago ; he is a groat land operator, as well as a
most successful physican. Tho doctor precribed
some pills for a lady. Sho asked how they
wero to bo taken ? M A quattcrjdown," said tho
doctor, "and the balance in one, two and three1