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Hardware, Clothing, Medicines, Shorn, Hate,
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«* HI r«ar lowest païen, sitheb pou
HP Hioeest Prices Paw For Cottom. JfH
David Marks.
Isidore Newman. Jem. 4, 1860. 1-y
ISAAC ehlenker. alcx. bhlbkker
' Cere ER or Catahoula and Sicilt Streets.
Keep constantly supplied with a largo sad
seiooted stock, which wc offisr on inviting
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Fan. A I860.
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corder ; J. It. Fcytoa, Coroner ; G. Spoaoer
Mayo, TraaatteOr; l, N. Riley, Assessor.
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is esf w so d of Ho Parishes of Catahoula,
CMd#«H ttd Franklin. The tines of hotd
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OFFICE,: I : : : : : : ; : : :
Jan. 28, 1861.-y. 1
1.0 YE,
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John P. Elam,
Address Trinity, La. Fob 1$, '61—y.
O FFICE—Residence of Mr. O. H. Patillo_ French
Fork, Little River, La. All calls attended
with strie* a tAeulibn. AJufi Stock of Me licines.
April 11, '50. 9 *»1,1,
Harrisonburg, Louisiana.
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of Catahoula, Caldwell, Franklin and Concor
dia. Will also attend the Sessions of the Supreme
Court at Monroe and New Orleans.
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Office— Harrisonburg, La.
tw Will Practice in the Parishes of Catahoula,
( oncordia, Franklin and Caldwell.
Attmrucjr at Law,
Habrisonbiteo, Louisiana.
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Concordia,Caldwell and Franklin Parishes.
May 80, 18CO. v6no51-y
ffiniVH * SPENCER,
Will practice is the pariehet of Concordia, Cata
' koala, Caldwell, and Franklin.
Office— Harrisonburg, Ln.
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Office ii flirrittibirg, Lt.
n. Burg, La. Aug. 22, I860. 7-8-r.
May 2,1860.
6 4*:y
fW Prompt attention given nil calls
from the country.
Jan. 18,1860. . 6-SO-y.
ornci and mnnci,
June 2,1658. 6-8, y
r ENDKRS his proleosioaal services ta the eitiser
of Harrisonburg and vicinity.
Office, formerly occupied by Dr. T. O. Hynes.
HaniEMbarg, La., fiept. 12, 1*60. 7:Il:tf.
T. •. ■TIBI,
HIS service* to the citisens of
LY ISLAND, asd vicinity.
Office at the late mtiiwe« ef Jobb Buie, Esq.
)Uj9, I860. 6-46-y.
BNDEBS his prafessiebal services to the public
Alt call* promptly attended to.
Office— et the residence ef B. P. Cony, Esq
April 4, I860. ' 6:41.7.
Tender* his Professional services to the
t public.
Iffice—on Mr. 8. R. Holstein's plantation,
Sicily Island, Ln.
April 10, I860. 6—43 -t.
• Cnlnhonln Earls to L8<
i. i $20 wrilst met «/ C o lum h i a.)
M RS. ANBEB80N A SON respectfully ant Am
to their smiaeroa* friends end all ether Bä
los t e r a MhonRb, pleasure, and recrus
Son, that they have newly fitted op their ccUbfch
«ent at the OABTUR SPRINGS and areyrepared
to offisr better aeoosiaodattoos than sver to thorn
who tool dl ip e se d to pay then « visit. The wa
the ve»y finest nodical
tisnjssadiec, sed other fsnctfanul and n^ic
*fssases can testify.
The Springs are situated In i pleasest, health.
" wiffianabsBdanceofgsme,
! to those who de
liver footed deer,
gbeid ft*» afanovt eny point,
Eerth, 8eMth lest, er Weid.
. iVtstasw Ep t hHes ieSjirovidedfov thee«who
» to ^lhe WosW: o$the water hy Inthia«,
«»* thone wh> desire snnsemeuts will he furnish
p wprto tee a ose ffi n tis g s l s l id
id ettenffien 6» the haueissee as
for their am
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Beautify.Your Home.
Every man should do his best to own a
home. The first money which he can spare
should he invested in a dwelling where his
family can live permanently. Viewed as a
matter of economy this is important, not only
because he can ordinarily build more cheaply
than lie can rent, but because of the expense
caused by the frequent change of residence.
A man who early iu life builds a home for
himself und family, will save some thousands
of dollars in the course of twenty years, be
sides avoiding the inconvenience and tro^le
of removable. A part from this there is]
something agreeable in our better nature in
having a home. It is a form, of property
that is more than property. It speaks to
the heart, enlist^ the sentiments, enables the
possessor. The associations that spring up
around it as the birth-place of the children ;
ns the scene of life' holiest emotions ; as the
sanctuary where the spirit cherishes its pur
est thoughts, are such as all value where
their influence is exerted. The greater part
of the happiness of this world is found at
home ; on this account we should do all in
our power to make home attractive. Not
only should we cultivate such tempers as
serve to render iu intercourse amiable and
affectionate, but we should strive to adorn it
with those charms which good sense and re
finement so easily imparl to it. We say
easily, for there are persons who think that a
home cannot he beautiful without a consid
erable outlay of money. If you let the **3-'
shine and sky adorn your yard, they wiriasw
snore than an artist.
Nature delights in beauty. She loves to
brighten the landscape and make it agreea
ble to I he eye. She hangs the ivy around
the ruin, and over the slump of a withered
tree twines the graceful vine. A thousand
arts she practices to animate the scenes and
please the mind. Follow her example and
do for yourself what she is always laboring
to do for you. Beauty ia a divine instru
mentality. It is one of God's chosen forms
of power. W e sever see creative energy
willout tomethiug beyond men existence,
and hence the whole nniveiae is a teacher
and inspirer of beauty. Every roan was
born to he an artist, so far as t{ie apprecia
tion and enjoyment of beauty are concerned,
and he robs himself of one to precious gifts
of his being if he fails to fulfil this beuificent
purpose of his creation.
to printer*. "From high to low they are the
same careless, light-hearted, clever, well id
formed, reckless fellows—knowing how to
act better than they do—knowing nt times
everything if the occasion requires, or the %
take« them No sooner are they comfortable
in one town, than they make tracks for anoth
er, even though lliey travel ou "hair space"
means. And to what will they hot turn thsir
hands ! "We have seen,' says an Aiaerianu
Editor, 'one and the same indiviJiiaj of the
craft, n Minister in California, a lawyer Ün
Missouri, a sheriff jn Oiiio, a boatman on a
western canal, sailing n privateer, and aac
rioneer in New York, an office-seeker in
Washington, and a pressman in a great prin
ting office.' Ncdfenre these characteristics of
the printers confined to any country ; they
are everywhere the same. Wo have
them as Ice mers, actors, traveling preaci
ventriloquists—in fact, everything. We
met on the tramp in this cooutry tuern
of this, roving profession from all parts of
' >r-Frenc^ucn, Spaniards, Foitugnffi,
»ins and Bfrieds—and all apparently is
mach nt homo as in their own country. Ar
dent lovers of liberty king craft finds bnt lit
tle favor in their eyes. They are always with
the people, When the Chartist excitement
wa« rapng in England, the moat eloquent
leaders in the movement were printer*,
When the barricade« were raised in Faria, R
1848, vhe compositors cast their type» in
ballets and Bred them at the royalists'
iioop«.—■-When the Americana were at
with Meyico, General Saylor's raiment wi
i-onipeacd almost entirely of printer», «
they were the bravest of his troops.
Vert Natural.— A and his
Vert Natural.— A man and his
were seated by tho fire. Do was intent!
occupied in reading; she in some d
cares. At length, he raised bis eves frei
bis book, ahd said
"Itinhere stated that Lot's wifn looked
back towards Sodom, and was eon verted iatO
a pillrr of salt, hoeanso she coveted
thing olio had left behind," and ad<
never thought it was for that reason." .
His wifo very quietly s»k"d— |
"What do you suppose induced her to
look back; if it was not covetousness!"
Ho replied, "I always imagined H Wm
Cariosity;* sad after sitting a moment,
said, "It seems'to me that I should *
wanted lo look back if I bad been in
l plaeet«to«l<taot ré»!"
Yes," she replied, "I thiok I
especially if I had been told not to do it, 1
How much human nature, »not
woman's, ante»«, in developed in this
U km been questioned whether Sue
ever'b**e thought of e*tmg the
tree if ÉbéirflaEU ff Mot
don to do, it.
r The velvet mow j
Hie misiltoe
b^the iry.eUnpt«
iff* Pine end oedsf rt

wifi la the
nrebss of
The BzhlbitionLPUee of'1803,
This structure Is to exceed its illustrious
predecessor in grandeur, iu beauty of de
sign, and elegance of finish. The main hull
is to be 530 feet long, 250 feet wide, and
220 feet high! The picture galleries, built
of brick, will be 2300 feet in length, 60 to
70 feet high, and from 35 to 55 feet wide,
The nave and transepts are to be 2200 feet
long, 80 feet wide, and 100 feet high. The
sheds and other necessary buildings are plan
ned on a corresponding scale. Tho whole
Work must be finished in less than one year
from the present lime, or by the 12t.li of Feb
ruary next. The Guarantee Fund, which
amounts in all to £350,000, is headed by
that truly royal patron of the Arts and Sci
ences, the Prince Consort, for £10,000. It
is stated by competent authorities, that the
entire structure will cost £250,000, or $11,
000,000. It is to be located at South Kens
ington. The building will be made suitable
for peimanently remaing on the site, and will
in every way outshine the Crystal Palace of
1861, or any other structure of modern times.
A writer states that the great hall will con
tain a cubical area more than ten times as
large as that of the great transept of the Hy
de Park building, and that it would coutain
five of the centre transepts of the present ]
Crystal Palace—its heighth will be unpar- j
alleled. There is a vast space to be occupied !
by the world's products, in its inventions, !
manufactures, and works of arr.
America will be allotted all the room she
can creditably fill, and it is to bo hoped that
no time will be lost iu making preparations
for having the country well icpresented in
all of the departments. Many Manufactur
trs may p.-ofiiahly exhibit their goods to the
millions that wilt bo gathered herefrom all
parts of the world. It is, however, ths Arne
rican inventors who will reap the richest bar
vest of profit and honor. There are a liions
and inventions in u?e in America which are
practically unknown in Europe, that could _
form one of the most attractive collections
of the Exhibition, and the publicity thus
given them will amply reward the exhibitors,
Aside from those diiectly interested in the,
'Exhibition, we shall expect tens of thousands j
extra American visitors in 1862. It will be
a good lime for Loudon and the Atlantic
steamers. E-en the Great Eastern will be
abi* to find profitable employment during
the Exhibition year.
The Deaf Countess.—A story illustra
tive of a union of polite courtesy, with rough
and violent ebullition of temper common in
the old Scottish «diameter, is well known in
the Lothian family:—
William Henry, fourth Marquis of Lothian,
had for his guest at dinner an old Countess
to whom he wished to show particular re
spect nnd attention. The Marquis of Lothian
was aid-de-camp to the Duke of Cumberland,
at the battle of Culloden, and sullied his
character very much as a soldier nnd a
nobleman by the cruelties which ha exer
cised on the vanquished. After a very com
plimentary reception, he put on his frhite
gloves to hand her down stairs, led her to
the upper end of the table, bowed, and re~
tired to his own place. This l am assured
was the usual custom with the chief lady
guest by persons who themselves remember
it. After all were seated, the Marquis ad
ressed the lady—
"Madam, may f hare the honor and hap
t ineas of helping your ladysLib to some
But lie got no answer, for the poor wo
man was deaf at a post, ami did not hear
him; after a pause, but still in the most
courteous accents—
"Madam, have I your ladyship's permis
sion to send you some fish?"
Then a little quicker—
"Is your ladyship inclined to take fish!"
Very quick and rather peremptory —
"Madam, do'you choose fish!"
At last the thunder burst, to everybody's
consternation, with a loud thump at the
table Mu! *1«»»? on floor—
"C'on—found it! will ye Iiave , "anj fish?"
We are afraid the exclamation might have
been even of a more pnngeut character.
A Sensible Landlord.—A n exchange
ys t A little incident transpired some time
ago, at one of our hotel», wich ia worthy of
A little girl entered tho bar-room and in
itiful tones told lbs keeper that her inotber
I ml »ent ber there to get eight cents.
Eight cents!" said the keeper.
"Yes, sir."
"Wliat does your mother want with eight
cents ! I don't owe Iter anything."
"Weil," said the ebitd, "father spends all
money here for rum, and we have noth'
ig to eat to-day. Mother wants to buy a
if of bread."
A loafer remarked to the bar-keeper to
iek the brat out."
"No," mid the- bar-keeper, M*l give her
money, and if her father comes back
again I'll kick bint out."
A BsACTiru'L Eastern Belief..— Two an
keejp watch upon each mortal—an angel
tbo right, and an angel on tlm left—taking
4 of every word and action. At the close
each day the^ fly up to heaven with a
report, and are replaced by two rim
too the following day. According
to Eastern tradition, every good action It re
corded ten times ty t|ie angel on the right ;
nnd if the mortal commit n sin, the same be
nevol nt spirit soy» to the aogd on tho left—
"Forbear for seven hours to record it ; pe
rads venture Im niay wp>*nt and pfay, and
obtain forgivness."—[Maboteet and bis Fol
cures mo t t'neir private interest, and protects
best their innocence. And all who have
any notion of a Deity, believo that justice is
one of bis chief attributes; and that, there
fore, whoever is just, is next iu nature to
Him, end the best picture of him, and to be
reverenced and loved. Put yet how few
trace this path! most men choosing rather to
toil and vex themselves, in seeking popular
The True Path to Ssteem.
1 have remarked in my own lime, that
some, by taking too much care to be esteem
ed and admired, have by that course missed
their aim; whilst others of them who shunned J
it, did meet with it, as il it had fallen on !
them whilst it was flying from the others; A
which proceeded from the unfit means these ! on
able and reasonable men took to establish j on
their reputation. It is very strange to hear j
men value themselves upon their honour, and J
their being men of their word in trifles, when
yet that »nine honour cannot tie them to pay
the debts they have contracted upon solemn
promise of secure and speedy repayment;
starving poor widows and orphans to teed
their lusts; and adding thus robbery and
oppression to the dishonorable breach of
trust. And how can we think them men of
honor, who, when a potent and foreign mon
arch is oppressing his weaker neighbours,
hazard their very jives to assist him, though
they would rail at any of their acquaintance,
that, meeting a strong man fighting with a
weaker, should assist the stronger iu his op
The surest and most pleasant path to uni
versal esteem and true popularity, is to be
just; for all men esteem him most w ho se
applause, by living high, and in profuse
prodigalities, which aru entertained by injas
tice and oppression; as if rational men would
pardon robbers because they feasted them
upon a part of their own spoils; or did let
them see fine and glorious shows, made for
the honor of the giver upon the expense of
the robbed spectators. Hut when a virtuous
person appears great by bis merit, and
obeyed only by the charming force of his
'reason, all men think him descended from
that heaven which be serves and to him
they gladly pay the noble tribute of deserved
A Bite.—A very important stripling,
whom favoritism had rai.«ed to the dignity
of quarter master of a regiment of iufantry,
whistle and adjusting his spurs, called out, in
a very commanding tone, to a spectator who
was near him —
"Here, fellow, hohl this hor'e."
"Does he kick !" brawled out the persou
"Kick? no! Take hold of him."
"Does he bite ?"
"Bite! no MTake holJ of the* bridle, I
say." ~
"Does it take two to hold him ?"
"Then hold him yourself."
Afraid to Plt t:ie Question. —A young
lady said to her beau after ' fifteen years
"Charles I am going out of town to mor
"Where !''
"I don't know."
"When are you coming back!"
"Never." i
Wbat are you going for!"
"I am going to look for something which
you have not, never liad, and can give me
without loss to yourself."
"You are welcome to it, I am sure, bnt
what is it !"
"A husband !"
"Why, you might have had that fifteen
years ago,*if you had only said the, word,
but I was afraid to ask the question."
A Divorced Man.— Sir Cbarie« Lyell
gives the following story of r certain party
seated by a reserved companion in a railway
carriage and who, by way of beginning "a
conversation, said,
"Are you a bachelor!"
"No, I'm not," replie«! the other drily.
' "You are a married man!" cont nued
"No, I*m not."
"Then you must be a widower!"
"Nc, I'm not."
Here there wa» a short panre—but the un
doubted querist returned to 'the charge, ob
"If you are "neither a bachelor nor a
married man nor a widower, what in the
world can you he!"
"If you must know," said the other, I'm a
divorced man!"
Echoes. —WI at nin*t be done to conduct
a newspaper right! Write.
What is necessrry to a farmer to assist
him! System.
What would give a blind man the great
est delight! Light.
What is the best piece of counsel given by
a justice of 'he peace! Peace.
Who commit tbe greatest abomiautions!
Nations. .
What is the gseateat terrifier? Fire.
il.* . —
Pretty Women kiss one another, says an
ill-natured person, on coming into a room
because it is a graceful custom; they do the
se oa going away, because they are
delighted to lose sight of each other.
A folio# charged in an indictment with
«'.eating a hoe, was discharged upon trial, it
being protot that the article taken was an
axe. The matter was a regular Ko-xx.
''Union" Hospitality- in Tennessee.—
I he Nashville Runner iclates the follow
A worthy friend from the farming dis
J tricls, who occasionally drops iu upou^us l
! get the latest news, narrates the following:
A traveler passing through his neighborhood
! on horseback, stopped at a modest cottag
j on the roadside and asked for shelter, as is
j was quite dark and raining. The "head o'
J the family" came to the door and accosted
the traveler with;
"What do you want!"
"I want to stay all night," wa« the reply.
"What are yer?"
This interrogatory was not fullv under
stood by the traveler, and he asked an ex
' I mean what's yer politics?*' rejoined ih>
former. "Air you fur this Union or aoi.t
This was a poser, as the tiaveler was not
certain whether the man of the hou-e was a
Union man or Secessionist, and lie was anx
ious to "tie up" for the night—so he mad
up his mind and said, "My friend, I am for
the Union and the Consti-"
"Stranger, y e o u kin kuin in!"
It is needless to add that the traveler dis
mounted, and both man and beast were hos
pitably taken care of for the night.
Abscence of Mind. —This ane«î!ote i
old enough to be allowed repose, but yet it
ought not to be buried. Talking of "al*
seiice of mind," says the liav. Sidney Smith..
the oddest instance happened to me one« ,
in forgetting my own name. I knocked at
a door in London, and asked if Mrs. ]{. wa*
at home. 'Yes, sir. Pray what name shall
I say!' I looked in the man's face nston
ished—what is my name? ! believe the
man thought me mnd ; but il is literally
true, that during the space of iwo or three
minutes. 1 had no more idea of who I wa
than if I never existed. I did not knot'
whether I was a dissenter or a layman ; I
felt as Sternhold or Hopkins. At last, to
my great relief, it flashed across tne that 1
was Sidney Smith. I heard, also of a clear
gymai» who went jogging along the road
until he came to a turnpike. 'What is to
pay ?' 'Pay, sir ! for what !' asked the turn
pike man. 'Why, my ho'»e, to be sure/
'Your horse, sir ! what horse ? Here U no
horse, sir !' said
^suddenkloçf „ V* fog»,
I thought I was oil
A Hospitable Sinner. —The Mobile Regis
ter relaies the following;
At a late revival meeting in East Missis
sippi, one of the'brethren became anxious to
pile the altar with mourners, and for that
purpose left his seat and went among the
congregation, personally exhorting his acr
quaintances to quit the error of their ways.
Appronching an individual who drawlingly
talked through his nose, he began with—
"Don'tyou want logo up?" "Nay." "Don't
you want to join the Church!" "Nay."
"Why, what would you do if the Lord was
to come for you!" "Well," the sinner
drawled out, "I'd kill a chicken, cook somq
biscuit, and do the best 1 could. Don't
reckon he'd get mad at that." He didn't go
W ii at Constitutes a Handsome Man.—
In Fanny Fern's way of thinking: He must
have a beard; whiskers, as the gods please,
but a beard I insist upon, else on« might as
well look at a girl. Let his voice have a
dash of Niagara, with the music of a baby's
laugh in it. Let his smile be like the break
ing forth of the sunshine on a spring morn
ing. As to his figure, it should be strong
enough to contend with a man, and alight
enough to tremble in the presence of the
woman ha loves. vVliat girl would like to
marry a man with "a dash of Niagara" in
his voice, aid the "breaking forth of tho
sunshine" around bis lips!
Fair Plat for Printers. —We hare a
mind to have this set up in capitals and
leave it standing at a column's bead; it ia a
great truth compressed into a small space;
"The public have a fancy notion about
printers. They think it costs nothing to puff,
advertise, Ac. And one and another will
sponge an extra, a pu ft, or some boaevolent
advertisement They forget that it is prin
ter's ink that makes nine-tenths of their im
mense fortune. They forget that it takes
money to pay compositors—to buy ink,
type sud paper—nod lastly, they forget to
even thank Vybu for working for nothing by
gratuitously puffing their husitivs-*."
Not tdat Kind of a Cat. — A gentleman
Not tdat Kind of a Cat. — A gentleman
doing business on Main street, was present
ed with a beautiful kitten. Yesterday a
couple of young ladies, one of them named
Jal*,happened in the store, and of course kit
ty as k tins and babies always d > come in (or
an Immen«« quantity of endearments and
caresses. ,
. "Oh. my! what a sweet, darling litfo kitty !
Wliat is its name!"
'Oh, the dear little thing. Do call it
Julia, won't you?"
"I should bé very happy to do so," said
our gallant friend, "baf it ain't that iind of a
Kitty was deposited on tbo floor in a
twinkling and a couple of young ladies were
seen looking for a good place to faint,
The papers relate an anecdote of a beauti
ful young lady who hail become blind, hav
ing recovered her sight after marriage.
Whereupon Snooks 'wickedly ob-vervs that
it is no uncommon thing for people'» eyes to
be opened by matrimony.

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