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BY LrDWJG TIECK—1778.
Look all around thee! How tlie spring ad
vances !
Now life is playing through the gay green
trees ;
See how, in yonder bower, the light leaf
dances
do the bird's tread and to the quivering
breeze!
How every bosom in (he sun-light glances!
The winter frost to his dark cavern decs.
And earth, warm-wakened, feels through
every vein
The kindling influence of the vernal rain.
Now silvery streamlets from the mountain
stealing.
Dance joyously the verdant vales along;
Cold tear no more the songsters’ totiguc is
sealing,
Down in the thick, dark grove is hoard his
song;
And, all their bright and lovely hues reveal
ing.
A thousand plants, the field and forest’s
throng;
Light comes upon the earth in radiant show
ers.
And mingling rainbows play among the bovv
ers.
15113 Arp to Air- Tammany Hall.
MiLEEDOEvrixih Foby. 18GG.
Dear Tammany:—You arc a glorious
old feller. You've got a heart-—a great
big heart—and if you were here ] would
exclaim in tuo langdwago of my unde Bil-j
ly, "put your band in mine, honey, and
i • M u r lirrt.
iviSa Hi'.. . 11 v i’.il v. . i i iv.1 j. itns
uumv. We rcbs arc conquered, subdued
and subjugated, not by bayonets or bullets,
but by your friendly overtures, your manly
speeches. You and Sunny South Cox
and Company have captured us, taken us
prisoners, and we are now a a uosile as we
have been hostile. Dident 1 toil you that
we Wuiiid meet you on luh'way grown?
Dident wc stretch forth our arms for sym
pathy. and waseht we about to turn away
in defiance and despair for the want ol it?
Wc sprat the mantle of oblivion oa r the
past. If you of the iiouih haoe the spirit
to accept we of the No>-h hare the heart i
to fouler you the ojjises of hindness. lie j
will help you plant again the seed whose j
perfect hare-, flowers and fruits shall be
yours with ours to enjoy ”
Did Mr. Cox say that, old Tammany,
and did you clap your hands and say “ong- j
k ho ref’
lie are to-day arrayed against lie con- j
trnlion concerning the blue!;, nice, and are ■
loot ing forward to the whit,, ran joy the
ice fare, and greatness of our country/
And dident you say that, too, old Tam
many? and dideut all l ands jewbilec and
exclaim that’s it, them’s ’em. that’s the j
ck . i
the white man is a whale.” And dident ;
you all take another drink on that Mr. 1
Tammany? Wish:- true of us; ebs had beau
there, old fel. jest to have tcchd tumbler.
with you. Thank the Lord the, there are
good men North of Dixoy. There’s a
lieu’) of ’em here, Mr. Hall, and their
1 . , 1
hearts au a jumpin and a bum pin and a .
thumpin as big as yours. Their hearts'
wore castles, and their buzzums sitadels
but you have taken ’em. Dont be alarm
ed, dont reseed, dont take back nuth.ii;
bo kalui and screen, and we of the rebel
Hons South will wipe out the last spaik ol
. i . i .. .. \Vr, .
ilUUAJU lU&Ul'U iwjuu. » i v, w. w n - .j ...
away the curses that were upon our lips.
\Ve arc risin up from our humiliation, and
like strong men are s’nakin the dust from
i.nr garments. Think of it, Tammany.
What a glorious sight to see a brave
peepul lifted up—a whole nation of white
folks rekousiled. What spirit, what gost.
what inspiration told you how to reach us? j
Hew didyouknow that wo was weak where
we was strong, in the same secret corner ol I
our buzEums?
You've got us Tammany and we 11 res-’
pond to you, we ll reinforce you. W e ve
said some hard things 31 r. Hall; v.o\c.
tried to skurch, and blister and excoriate.;
but you see we were goaded, gored Tn
| Pulls_Trumbulls and Republican bulls
They bellere l an 1 we pawed dirt. They
. punched us in the cape, and wo growled
They put tax under oar saddles and we
kicked. What else could we do? Test
think of it, Tammany. Ruined and deso
1 late, the people in uiournin and tuoii
houses in ashes—no luxuries, no comforts,
j uo cluistmas worth a cuss, no Santa Claws,
1 n0 nuthin. Could we lick the hand that
laid us low?—nary time—no, never. While
we was strugglin to rise from out the
wreck, to breathe the air above us, to take
I an invoice and see if there was enuf left to
live for. our enemies were a shoutin hit
him. kick him, mash him, smash him
; We were then at the bottom. Tammany.
\\ e didn t know there was any lower deep,
but our enemies were liuntin. mid they
still are liuntin some deeper pit to put us
in, and some pendulum ol‘Pee to swing and
cut U3. Well wc aint heathens, we’ve
been to mcctin, we’ve seen misshionerys.
we've got churches and sermons; and hymn
books and prayers. We’ve got pious old
men and wimmen, and brave boys, and
maidens who are finished all the way up
like the corners of a temple. God bless
cm, Tammany, partickler them last, for in
connection with them are centred she hopes
of posterity and the j >ys of our life.
We’ve all got hearts, old Tammany, and
there's many a good Samaritan among us
who wouldcntpass you by and go over on
the other side. We’ve got charity too.
and long suffering, and patience, and hope
in abundance, though wc cant believe them
Radicals will walk right straight into
heaven without knockiu at the door. That
docktrinc oi' elcktion is a powerful thing.
Tammany, but as shore as you are born it
looks sorter unconstitut ional to us for them
fellers to enter the celestial city. rl h<?y
may pass amendments enuf to do it, and 1
reckon that’s why they are a tinkerin at
the old dukument so long; but some how or
other when I hear one oi' ern a dyin, my
my tnoughts naterrally have a downward
tendency. I cant help it Tammany.
But maybe we ll get over sich feelins
My wife says we- will atlcrvhUe. Vt cave
all right towards you, old 1 fall, and our
Legislature have been try in for about two
months to harmonize tilings generally, and
anv reasonable man ought.- to bo satisfied
with the efforts they have made. But we
can't satisfy them Radicals, I don’t care
what we do Y\ e elected Mr. Stevens and
flershcl Johnsir. to the Senate, and they
are mad about that. They wanted Josh
Iiill and Jcoins Join sni beeaus they was
Union. Well now; Mr. Tammany, its
better always to take men who hare done
sumtliin than men who have done nutlun
Mr. Hill deliverc 1 his farewell addre ■ be
fore he was het, and he said he would like
to know why we sing hosanna to Andy
Johnsin, who font agin us, and yet wc
wont elekt linn who dident. That s what s
the matter Joshua, If I may be allowed to
apostrofke you, you dident take no side at
ail. You say you can take the I itlt
and git in. Well I dent see how exaktly.
You run for Governor in sixty-three, ami
you writ a letter agin reconstruction and
compared the old union to a porcelain vase
that was broke, and eouldcnit never be
mended agin—-no never,
And limit you know if you'd been elek
tod you would have had to tali ? the oath
of office, ami be swore to support the Con
•dilution of tl*^3 Confederate States so call
ed, now deceased But you are smart
Joshua, arid it was funny what you said to
the General that night, when he axd you
if you would have taken that oath. \ ou
pausd Joshua for nearly a miuct. Il was
a mity tight question, euu-ddovin the por
celain vase that was broke. T dont blame
you for paw-in. my friend. Bitiolly says
von. ••Well— ieneral——T—I—dident—
mm h—exp, ct—to—be—elekted. J>iu
iv for von. Joshua. But now about (hat
; ce mw bisuess you spoke id', you smd in
v mr speech tli it you was play in sec-saw m
politix, and if your end of the plank went
down in G corin' it would go up i.i \\ a-h
ill::!,m,by which 1 suppose you meant that
you was ready to swap en is jest- to suit
your pekulie.r serkumstar.ee; and that’s
what's the matter agin Jo-.diua. \ ou have
been seesaw in too long and euangin ends
too often. Twaseut no time to be .-wap
pin bosses my Iriend.
But sec here Joshua, Mr. Marshall may
bo a clever reporter, but he treated y >u
badly. He's left out a heap of yam
speech. Me aint had printed that see h.
s iw ii-er at all, and it was I assure you a
most beautiful metal,»r of speech. Aim
ho-; left out them little sparks of .Southern
-p-.li'soii.-nt which ymi omitted-U ,ws mi
ever, mav he these things would have been
m the way of the Wmkiwjtmi and of the
see saw. I'll tell you my friend, where
vou wasted time in your remark.!. \ ou
said that if we Uideni olckt you now we
might want you hereafter, and then wc
couldent git you. Bunt worry yourself on
our akkuunt. Dont cross the bridge' be
tore you cat to it. It will be time enu.
.Joshua. . •:• yt a • refuse-when we ax you
Wo haveut been runuin you down to give
you offis. and we aint a goin to. Do yot
sec saw awav on your plank an 1 take goot
care that you dont fall oh'. Your speech
was sorter spiteful Joshua, and if reduce
to its gum would read *Jibjut thus: ‘•Boy:
fm tl whale. I am, and Im a prophet, an
il you clout elekt me to the Senate I’ll gf
to Washington and give you the devil."
Well, wedident elect him, Mr. Tamma
ny, and the devil may come. In the land- ;
gwage of Patrick Henry, “let him conic”— 1
l repeat it sur, "let him come.” There
was another candidate, Mr. Hall, whose
name was deems Jnhnsin. Well, 1 like 1
Jcents purty well. He didentrun nobody i
down, nor put, on airs. I moat have voted
for him if iic had lived in the State, and ! <
hadent liked Horshel better. The truth
is, I was partial to .Teems for his “old lang •
ine.” He was a powerful war-horse in :
sixty-one, Iimv glorious he figered at the '
Columbus war mectins. He encouraged ’
tlie boys atnazin, and bo beat anybody a i
gittin volunteers. How proud we was of 1
hint that night, when he and Colonel Sums i
made friends on the stand, and the Colo- 1
nol pind a secoshion cockade upon Jeems 1
coat-collar. He then got inspired, and 1
spoke for two hours in words that breathed i
of ditches and deaths, and was full of the
spirit of 70. Ilis watch word were •■B.n
tunrj and scccshionand ho voted for cm
both. Oh, he's a whale in getting up a
! -,var. Alas! ho were si/c scmjier then, but
, be are sik transit now. Ho mote it be,
Mr. Tammany; I couldent help it. llow
1 sumever; it don't matter much, I reckon.
: ior we've got another .Join in, and they
- arc a high-roosting family, shore.
Now you understand the trouble, Mr. |
iny. about this ejektion W e was
liuntin for two full Idoodol 1 nion men
w’ o could find their way to Washington
and back without a way-bill, and we
i i -. \; 11 (I.' . t . tliul o3ii 'l'b v aint in iho Htate. i
I tell you. So wo foil back upon the ofd
! land marks, wo are ridiu the old wagin
bosses, and our opinion is, that Andy
wont raise any row in partikler about it.
If he does, ice don't care, a darn.
Yours truly,
Bill Arp.
1!. S—I'm gittiug to be liighlp loyal.
Mr. Hall, 1. know I am; for a feller tried to
sell mo a nigger to-day, and 1 wouldcnt
buy him. 1 heard <d a bill that# cotuin
up to bind out the niggers for 99 years,
and I'm agin it. Darned if I'll vote for
more than 50. You can tell Thud. Ste
vens of these hopeful signs.
B. A.
£>3?” The London Hues (which favored
j the North during the war) says :
It really does not seem worth while to
make an exception of’ harshness to the
prejudice of Capt Femmes. II Capt.
Seuunes is to be tried and punished for
t’ue ■ now exceedingly stale charges, while
:! --cnercu:-. clemency Ins been shown to
many who were so much more fonnidnl.de
than lie, it will dispose the uncharitable
II conclude that the Federal# can forgive
anything, no matter how closely it touches
their patriotism and the national honor
aiuLxccurity, provided only that it does
ii.*oucli their pocke's and their material
interests, and that tli.s and this alone is in
i their eyes the unpardonable sin. Capt.
j Femmes really did nothing against the ar
! mios or fleets of the United- States, and so
iir as" the issue of the war was concerned,
lie and the Alabama might just as well
neve: have been in existence ut ail.
He "destroyed ago <1 many merchant
men. hut we can hardly suppose that these
were to the heart of Americans)
than the 1 mon, against which the states
men ami the military chiefs, and the armies j
. i iuit h:i\ • a,ready been amm i. had1
(lone so mu'.,!i) while Capf. iSctnine.-i had ;
actu ally (Julio mailing. Not that the work 1
he did was at ali insiuiiii'icant in itself; |
.jiiite the reverse; but it was insignificant
compared with what was done, so far as
the safety of the Union and the destruc- j
i tina -f the lives of the Fedor Is are can
: eerned, by the least of ilie Confederate ’
Cenerais. Perhaps the chief fault of Capt j
Simmies, but for which only theConfeder- :
i aey. had it survived, could have called
him to account, was his jeopardising and
losing the cme efficient crul-cr of the Smith
in a battle with a man-of-wp- belonging to ^
an enemy in posmssimi of a large fleet of
! ironclads.
| £..y During dc sort, a bottle of Constantin
was produced, which for age and flavor was
! supposed to be matchless. It was liquid gyld
| in acryMsl flagon a ray of the sun descending
1 into a goblet, it was nectar which was worthy
| of Jove, and in which Bacchus would have
I revelled. The noble head of the House of
Bussell himself helped his guest to a glass of
ihis choice w ne, and D; Grammont on tasting
it declared it to be excellent. The Duke of
I Bedford, anxious to judge of its quality.
! poured out a glass, which no sooner aj -
i preached his lips than, with a horrible contm -
: tion lie exclaimed, ‘-Why, what on earth is
this? The butler approached, took tlie bottle,
applied it to his nostrils, and to the dismay ol
j his master pronounced it to be castor-oil.’—
/>- rfts or my Memory. >■>. Lord W. P. I.ennox.
How Men -Bi sr Dr.’- Mon with un
tssuming wives never fail It is the hus
)atul of sucli women as Mrs. Dash and
aidy Brilliant who find themselves face to
ace with t lie Sheriff and certain mysteri
nts documents adorned with red tape and
wafer big enough for target exercise,
fhe desire of a New York feminine is to
iiitshine her neighbors—not in mental ac
[uiiements, blit in gingerbread ornaments
nd gold-. Ige 1 scuttles If Mrs. Dash
jets tip a game supper—woodcocks stuffed
vitb gold dust—Lady Brilliant takes the
viiul out of her sails by getting up another,
n which (lie prevailing dish will be birds
if paradise swimming in gravy made of
nelted pearls, it is this rivalry, and not
labbling in railroad stocks, that bring ru
nation to the fast men of Wall street The
■ il! fortune ' of which they so much com
dain, it is no more nor less than ft brainless
vile. If they would comeback to happi
less, they must direct their attention, not
o the fluctuations of the stock market, but
he ruinous absurdities of their own fire
ides. Thousand dollar repast don't pay
vliile the merchant who purchases one
mmlred dollar handkerchiefs for a “duck
if a wife, should not wonder if the time
ivontually comes when a “ goose of a
lushand." will lack shirts, or be ill sup
died with them.
What Yoi no l’t;oj*),K*sntnii,D Know.
fhe best inheritance which parents can
jive their children is the ability to help
md take care of themselves. This is bet
er than a hundred thousand dollars a
iieee. in any tumble or difficulty, they
.. j..11_i.u.t.
>f two hands. Those who c m do nothing
md have to'he waited'on, are helpless and
roily disheartened in the misfortunes of
ife. Those who arc active and hardy
licet troubles with a cheerful face and
nsily surmount them. Let young poo
ile. therefore, learn to do as ninny things
i -possible, livery boy should know how.
sooner or later:
1. To dress himself,black his own hoots.
:ut his brother's hair, wind a watch, sew
in a button, make a bed, and keep the
dothes in order.
2. To harness a horse, grease a wagon,
aid harness a team.
8 To carve.and wait on table.
4. To milk the cows, shear the sheep,
aid dro a veal or mutton.
5. To reckon money and keep accounts
airrectly, and according to good .book
keeping rules.
G To write a neat appropriate, briefly
expressed business letter, in a good hand,
fold and superscribe it properly, and write
properly
7. To plow, sow grain or grass, drive a
mowing machine, build a neat stack, and
pitch hay.
8. To put up a package, build a fire,
mend broken tools, whitewash a wall and
regulate a clock.
livery girl i tumid know how:
1. To sew and knit.
2 To mend clothes neatly.
8 To make beds.
4. To lire.-.- her own hair.
ft. To wash the if-lies and sweep the
carpets.
G. To make good bread, and perform all
plain cooking.
7 To keep her l ooms, drawers avd elos
els in order.
S Tn win'll :i - 11" m-ir-1:1 nc.
!)■ To make good butter and cheese.
1 s). To make a dress, and children's
clothing.
I!. To keep accounts and calculate in
terest1
12. To write l’old and superscribe letters
properly.
Id. To nurse the sick efficiently, find
n <r faint at sight of a drop of blood.
1-j. To be really to render efficient aid
and comfort to those in trouble, and in an
unostentatious way.
15. To receive and entertain visitors, in
the absence or sickness of her mother.
A young lady who can do all these
things well, and who is always ready t<
render aid to the aliiieted and mitigate tin
perplexities of those around her, will brim
more comfort to others and happiness t<
herself, anil be more esteemed than if slit
only knew how to dance, simper, sing am
play on the guitar or piano.
-Who was the first post-boy? Cailtnus
he carried letters from Phoenicia to Greece.
_The household furniture of a deceasei
h n i-i-ter was being sold in a country town
v, If'ti mio in ighhor remarked to another, tha
the stock of goods and chattels appeared t>
he ext remedy scanty, considering the rank o
the late owner. “It is so,” was the reply
“but. file fact i- , lie had very few causes, am
therefore evaU r.st have many effects.”
0 *
MISI'EMANEOIS ITEMS.
-When a witty Knglish Government
defaulter, after his recall, was asked, on his
arrival home, if lie left India on account oi1
tho state of his health, he replied: “They say'
there's something wrong in the chest ”
-In a largo parly one evening, the c\m
vcrsaliou turned upon .young men’s allowance
at college. Tom Sheridan lamented the ill
judging parsimony of many parents in that
respect. “I am sure, Tom,” said his father,
‘‘vou need not complain; I always allowed
you eight hundred n year.” “Yes. father I
must confess you allowed it, but then it was
never paid.”
——At the President’s last reception, a pe
culiar style of wearing tho iiair among tho
ladies v.a a subject of much comment, and
i lie remarks were, for the most part; altogeth
er in its favor, a: a becoming substitute for
the waterfall. Tho Iiair was allowed to fall
it full long!it, without fetter or bond of any1
d‘ script ion, and was thought by many to he
lie most graceful style tho cvorchnnging em
press, Fashion, has yet presented to public
patronage.
-An exchange paper tells the following
anecdote of a college student who was dis
tinguished for his address in evading the
writing ofthemes, and palming o(T the cur
rency of others ns his legal “tender.” One
evening ho read a theme of unusual mf if;
but t’.ie professor, as he sat down in the pride
of conscious excellence, asked, “Is that, origi
nal?” “Yes, sir,” said the student, “Are
you sure of it?” queried the professor, doubt
ittgly. “Why, yes, sir,” replied the student,
with imperturbable gravity; “it had -original’
over it in the paper I took it from.”
A Musical I’i.ow Up—The Rev. Mr,
R- when residing at. (buirerlmry some
years ago. twns reckoned a good violincelhi
player. His sight being dim, obliged him
„r,i„ . ...ir ,1 —n„,. 1 i:-..
. "
nuffera itc generally employed his fingers in
1!i:t off" e, Him liny the spoils into the sound
holes of tl>o violincollo. A waggish friend of
nis popped a quantity of gunpowder into
11-’s instrument. The ton equipage be
ing removed, music became the order of the
evening, and li- dashed away at Ygn
liall’s “ ith. li-came to uliar's rest, the
candles were snuffed, and lie thrust the igni
ted wick into the usual place—-fit fritgor, and
tiling went (he fiddle to pieces.
-Hharles Fox used to brag that he
could go lightly shod in wet weather without
getting cold, and with much good humor told
the following incident. Walking in Oxford
streel ho found a tug at his pocket-handker
chief, and seized the culprit in the very act of
abstraction. On getting to the police station
le a-i sd the fellow whether anything in his
bice procured him the honor of being selected
for the attempt. “Why, sir, “your face is
well enough; but, "noticing yen Wear thin
shoes oil the slushy pavement, 1 at once set
you d lira for a Tom No Id; .
OutoiN OF Cii-UT IIX II.vmTSit-'Muny of the
most pernicious habits were contracted origi
nally lor the sake of health. Wine and dis
tilled liquors are taken to strengthen ; tobac
co, opium mid hasheesh to relieve loir spirits ;
card playing to amuse Hut, too often, the
person.- who innocently acquire such habits
in v not how to limit the extent of the indul
gence, or to abandon them entirely when
toiind to b ' prejudicial. The dose id" excitc
; ment must be increased; habit exerts its
sway ; we are enclosed in its net, and happy
■ is he who is able with resolute effort to extri
cate him cdf from it,
| -Hie following was i! niton's reply when
i !.■ 1 by king tieorgr III. what he had been
■ n ;. It appears that lie had been aecus
1 1 "d to supply the king with articles of
ormolu, but ceased to show himself at Court,
ivli.-u li ' s.;ie iqi that branch of manufacture
■ m enter.rig into partnership with Watt.
one time after he appeared at the ltoyai
i , mid iv is nt once recogniz d by the King,
“iiii! iiauii‘i:i, ; s :d lie, “it is long since we
have seen you at Court. 1’ray ivhat business
«;<» in. -I jim engage#*,
y<»«r Majesty, in t ho jn-ndnetion of a commodi
ty which is the desire of Kings. “And what
is that?”. Asked tin* kin-.
! “I’ower, your Majesty, replied Moulton, who
pfeded to give a de-criptiop of the great
uses to which the steam engine was capable
\ of being applied.
(V.Mft.tx Urtr.ATioxsiiip.—A corrps’ lent
! of Harper's Monthly is involved In de !ic
perplexities. Ho writes:
1 got acquainted with a young widow, wl»p
lived with her step-daughter in the same
i house. 1 married the widow; my father fell,
shortly after it, in love with the step-daughter
of my wife, and married her. My wife be
came the mother-in-law andalso the daughter
in-law of my own father; my wife’s step
d utgln r is my step-mother, and I am the
1 step-bit her of my mother-in-law. My step
mother, who is the step-daughter of my w ife,
ha- a boy; he is naturally my step-brotlicr,
but because ho is the son of my wife's step
daughter, so is my wife the grand-mother of
the little boy, and 1 am tlic grand-fatlier of
my step-brother. My wife has also * boy;
my step-mother is consequently the step-sis
; ter of my boy, and is also his grandmother,
! because he i.s the child of her step-sou ; and
my father is the brother-in-law of my son,
because he has got his step-sister for a wife.
1 am the brother of iny own son, who is the
i sou of my step-mother; lam the brother-ia
; ( law of my mother, my wife is the aunt of her
1 own son, my sou is the grand-son of my fath
er, and T ant my own grandfather.

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