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1'UBLISIIED !i!VEUY WEDNESDAY BY "rHEO. r. fisiIejr, Sl.00 A YEAR IN ADVANCE. MINGLE COPIES I1VE CM NTS. E. li, SYDiOR, DENTIST, Troy, - Missouri. , Will rlflt tho varion s towns In tho county from lime t ) time, due notice of which will be given. v8n41y G. T. DUJVtf, ATTORNEY AT LAW, 'jVcw llopc, - '- Missouri . Will practico in the Court) nf tho Nineteenth jJuJIcal Crrcutt. Special attention given to ecl Acting. v7nl(lm6p R. C. MAGRUDER, ATTORNEY AT LAW, 'Cnp-nu-CSris, - Missouri. Will practice In the Courts of the Nlnotconili '.Judicial District. vTni VT. C. McFARLAND, ATTORNEY AT LAW, "Troy, - - Missouri. Will prnotlco in the Courts of tho Nineteenth 'Judicial Circuit, add wilt giro rpcclnl attention 'to collections. Oflijc Front room over .1. It. Knox's Dank. v7nl(! CHAS. MARTIN, Jr., ATTORNEY AT LAW, Troj', - - Missouri. . Will practico in nil tho Courts of tho Nine teenth Judicial Circuit. Special attention given o the collection of debts. vC3'J A. V. MoKEE. E. N. IION'riLS. JTIcKEB & BORE'ELS, ATTORNEYS AT LAW, Troy, - - Missouri. Will practice In tho various Courts of this and adjoining counties. Special attention given to "collections and matters relating to real estate. tf" Office, northeast corner Main and Cherry streets, Just below Laclede Hotel. n!)1v7 J. B. ALLEN. W. T. DAK Kit. ALLEX & BAKER, Allorueys-al-L.iw, Agents Slato aud Fnoenix Insurance Companies, and Real Estate Agent!:, T R O lr, Ifl 1 S S O V 11 1 . JOSEIMJJ. ALLEN, Notary Public, apr25-'72uI7 B. W. WIIEEIiERs ' Attorney at Law anil Notary Public, new hope:, mo. Will attend to any profe sinnal tnicii.e8S in tho courts oi tiincoin, worrcn, l'iko nml Montgniu "try counties. rcp7'7lo!lliyl WM FRAZIEU. 0- W. C0I.BE11T femzeisei & coeia:iiT, Attorneys at Law & Real Estate Ag'ts, TROY, MISSOURI. Will practico In all tho'eourts of tho Nineteenth Judicial Circuit. Special attention given to col lections and to tho sale and purchase nnd leasing tf real estate Abstracts of titles, warranty deeds, deeds of trust and mortgages mado out on short notice. Largo number of valuablo farms for sato at low prices. y.tt Olllco on Muln street in Kansdcll's building, up stairs. v7nl4 v vlto. & cri:b?cbi, Attorneys at Law & Real Estate Ag'ls, TROY, MO. Will proctlce in all the Uoarts of tho Nineteenth Judicial Circuit, and the Supremo Court of the State. All business entrusted to their care will be jroraptly attended to. Office over Dr. S. T. East's Drug store, Office hours from 9 a m. to 4 p. m. Tnl8n2 NEW HOPE, MO., Have removed to tho Ira ,T. Nelson house, and are now r.vdving a NEW STOCK OF GOODS, and are determined NOT TO RE UNDERSfrfiD. 'They expect to keep up their reputation for GIVING THE BEST PRICKS FOR Country Produce, September 25, 1872. VICK'S SULiOR&Xc CSTOX0IES JFor isr3. The GUIDE is now published quarterly. 25 Ceuts pays for tho year, four numbers, which Is not half the cost. Those who afterwards send money to the amount of Ono Dollar or more for Seeds may also order 29 cents worth extra tho Vrlcopald for the Guide. The January number is boauttful, giving p'ans for making Rural homes, Designs fot Dining Ta hlo Decorations, Window Qardons, -o , and con taining a mass of Information invaluablo to tho lover of flowers. One Hundred ond Fifty pages, 'oittne tinted paper, some Fivo Hundred Engra ving and a superb Colored Plate and, Chroino tJorer. The first edition tT Two Hundred Thou sand just printed to English anil German, un4 iay to tend out. James Vick, aochestet, n. y. THE ORIGINAL LACLEDE STABLE, TROY, 81RKHEAD & THORNHIlt Still uav tho I ilry 6tn'blei on Cberr st. the sign at the brick livery stable on Main srvect to the contrary nothwithstandlug. ITbo original Laclede Sublet, y thb ooo ijropdctows, arc, as they hare alwsyi Acen a few doors east of "Vlthrow'a iaddle shop, vhcre the proprietors rlll always bo pleoied to teo their friends. Buggies, horses and wagons to hire, Itotson rdd bjr'day or week. Bn LINCOLN COUNTY HERALD. VOL. 8. A CALIFORNIA LEGEND, Nestled botweon the cloud. capped moun tains nnd tho sea, in tho bunny regions of California, lies tho beautiful town nf Santa Ilarbaro. Hero, through tho lone muii.1 luuuniD, iuu uir is muu ana balmy, and tho hills aro rich with verduro. Popper and accacia trees minglo tho grace of their tercnnhl foliage with that of tho sturdy llvo-oak and tho daik-leaved olivo, all tho year round ; whilo flowers, both wild and cultivated, bloom in un bounded profusion. eanta Uarbara claims to bo ono of the most favored spols on the globo for hcalthfulncss, tho geniality of its climate. and tho beauty and productiveness of its semi-tropical vegitation. Differing from tho Neapolitans, tho Santa Uarbaians say, - ouu cuius uuruara aim uvo i About four miles from tbo town, in tho valley of Montccito, grows tho now famous grapo vino, one of tho wonders for tho tourist in southern California. It is tho largest on record. It measures four foot four inches in circumference at tho ground, and rises eight feot before branching out : then, spreading with extrcmo luxuriance, its branches cover moro than fivo thousand squaro feet, and aro supported by Gfly-two trellises 1 ho largest branches arc thirty inches in circumference, and, we're it not for rigid pruning, the branches would extend in definitely in every direction. It is the Mission variety and exceedingly prolific, producing annually from fivo to six tons of grapes, which hang in-massive clusters bencatn the trellises, tho effect of which, in tho mellow autumn time, excites admi ration and wonder. It is claimed that it has producod 7,000 bunches of grapes varying from ono to four pounds in weight each. A bean was put into a vase for each bunch plucked, until tho beans numbered 7,000. It grows on tho sunnv slope of the foot-hills commanding a fine view ot tbo rugged mountains in one ui rcotioii, and in the other the lovoly Mou tccito Valloy, with glimpses of tho bluo L'aciflc. Tho vine is irrigated by waters from tho hot springs a few miles distant ; aud tho country about the vine is very beautiful and Mexican in its natural and artificial surroundings. There is a tradition connoclcd with the origin of this vine wo wish to record. Seventy years ago, during tho occupanoy ot tbo Mission 1'ntuers, there lived in tbo vicinity of Los Angelos a beaut. rul youug Spanish girl. Nearly all Spanish girls while in the bloom and freshness of youth, possess ,nioro or Iosb of their national cast ol beauty ; but tho beuorita Marccliua had, from childhood, been tho acknowledged queen among tho maidens of hor native placo. Her com p'cxi'jn tinged with tho warm, brunette uuo of her race, was clear and bright with the rich tint of health. Her wealth ot black hair foil in rippling waves far bu low .her waist; and her lurris, dark eyes were fringed, with eilkcu lashes that matched tho exquisito penciling of the arched brows abovo them. Her parents, though belonging to the better class of Spanish had beenmo poor, through ex travagance and mismanagement, and bad formed tho project of bettering their for tunes by wedding their daughter to somo wealthy Don. The lovely Marccliua did not lack for admirers uot ardent lovers, and among them all, Senor Curios do Dumiuguos was tho favorite and accepted suitor. Ho was handsome, tall, and manly, but ulas I without fortune, aud socially not the equal of Marcelina. As may bo sup posed, his tuit met with no encourage ment from the Don and Doua Fcliz; and they, finding the attachment between the young people was becoming stronger than accorded with their plans for thoir daugh ter, resolved to removo to Santa Barbara a mission somo hundred miles north where resided many wealthy families, among whem thoy doubted not an alli ance would bo formod suitable in fortune and position. the announcement of their contem plutcd removal struck dismay to the hearts of Marcelina and Carlos ; but the latter, receiving courage from despera tion, prosented his euit to tho parentn. As was anticipated, it was scornfully re jected, and further intercourse sternly forbidden. J ho lovers were, however, too ardent to bo separated thus, and throngh tbo medium of an old Indian nurse, wbo was dovotcdly attached to the girl, they obtained one interview before tbo parting. In tho early twilight, Marcellina stole out to an olivo orchard, surrounded by an adobe wall, which lay back of tho pater oal mansion. Hero she 6tood waiting with throbbing heart tbo trrival of her lovor. whilo her ourso kont wslch on tho other side of tho wall, jeady to gite the alarm b signal agreed upon, should a,!! y ono ipproaeh from the houso. Al ready the Hiiisuows lay ojjrK rjoticatn me thick, low brioches of tho olivo trcce, and at every rustla ntl sound tbc fair transgressor sttrtcd and trembled. Sud denly a tall figure sprang over the wall, and crept stealthily along in its shadov, till no catsio cioso to wncre mo wautsig maiden stood. "Carlos," she cried, hold ing out her trembling hands. "Is ic you, Warcellioa? Ah, poor littlt oae, how sbo tremble I Tfccy ro very eruel dar ling, fcut wo Will not be separate!, 't'hey ahft.ll not take you from no, my yrceious ooe." Jini then lie apoko long, low and rafi irilv in ih'e beautiful Spanish language so esquisitely fitted for exprcsions of tendersoss and endearment telling lior that, as her parents objected to tlicij union'sn the ground of poverty, ho hau determined to win wealth; that old In dian, bound-to him by tho ties of gratl tudo possessed knowledge of a tlch mloo TROY, MO., WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 19', far away among tho mountains, and to which ho had promised to puido him and his company ; ond, by courage and skill, ho would soon return to claim her hand from her ambitious and avaricious parents. "Remain truo to me, Lino, nnd resist their scheming. Wait for mo but two years, my darling, and if, at tho end of that tiino, you do not hear of me, know that I havo perished in tho attempt ta win you." Ho then gavo her a cutting from a grapo-vinc, telliug her to carry it to hor now homo and plant it, keeping it as a romindcr of him, and that while it lived and flourished, she might' know ho loved hurandwas trbo to her. The cutting was in tho Bhapo of a riding whip, and as such sho was to carry it, for her journoy wos to bo performed on horseback. Vowing eternal fidelity, tho lovers parted, nnd tho next morning, Don and Dona- Feliz, with thoir daughter and attendants, started on their journey; whilo Curios & Co., with their Indian guide, wended their way, full of hope and confidence, over the mountain trail. Murcellina, as may be supposed, made little uso of her grapevine switch to urge tier mustang along tbo weary way bo tween Los Angelos and Santa Barbara. Arriving at their destination four miles from the mission of Santa Hurbara her first act was to plant tho cutting upon the hill-side, with many tears and prayers to the Virgin for the success and safety of hor lover. The vino grew and flourished with wonderful luxuriance and gladdened the heart of tho waiting maiden, who could hardly have borne tbo burden of anxiety and suspense without its silent encour agement; for Don and Dona had found, us they thought, a euitablo companion for their daughter, in a Spaniard of re puted great wealth, who promised them liberal compensation for her hand. He was short, of good circumstances, and grizzled with years, but to counterbal ance these defects in a lover, his fingers and shirt front shone with gems. Mar eellina's violent opposition, however, while it did not movo them to renounce their purpose, indnced them to postpone tho marriago, in tho hopo that sho would forget tho former lovor and become ttore reconciled to their will. In the interval thus grantod, tbo timo for Carlos would expire; and Marcellina prayed daily for the arrival of her be trothed, with tho fortune that was to find favor iu tho eyes of her parents. The two years wcro rapidly drawitig to a close, and yet no sign or token had come, save what sho found in tho vigorous growth of he: cherished vino. At length her paronts pressed with poverty and weary of the prolonged indulgence to what they considered an idle fancy, fixed the day for the wedding with tho suitor of their choico, whoso only recommendation was bis wealth. Tho eve of Marcellina's wedding day was the sccoud anniversary of tho parting in tho olive grove, when Carlos told her that if he did not return or send her word within two years, she might know that ho was dead. Sho had crept away from tho sccno of busy preparation within her home, and hiding herself beneath the shadow of hor beloved vine, which was now large enough to shelter her fiotn casual observation in tho uncertain gloaming sho sobbed and wept, calling upon tbo Virgin, in hopeless anguish to tako I. or away to tho spirit world, where sbo believed Carlos to bo, Approaching footsteps arrested her attention. Sho started guiltily and at tempted to hido her tears, for hho dared not let her parents know she still mourned her absent lover. "Lina Lina," greeted her ears in a familiar voice, and stayed her flight. Tremblingly sho awaited tho near ap proacb of the intruder, whon, with one wild, joyom cry of ''Carlos 1" she dropped into his arms, her beautiful head pressed close to his throbbing heart. .It was, indeed, Carlos, returned at last, faithful to his promiso, bringing with him a fortuno at least equal to that of her aged and detested suitor. Carlos, with faith iu his love and con fidenco in his ultimate success, followed tho Indian across the Coast ltango into the heart of the Sierras, whero ho proved (ho honesty of hh guido and tho truth of his promises by tho marvelous deposits of gold to which he led them. Two years sufficed to gain tho fortunes for which they so earnestly, sought and strovo, All other things being equal, tho Don and Dons, consented that tiieir daughter should chooso between tho suitors, and tho next day, instead of beiu led to tho altar a wretched ftacrlfico to their ambi tion and avarico, she went as tbo willing and happy brido of her adoring Carlos. Years passed away ; Donaod Dona Feliz died, and reverses deprived Carlos of his wealth. But strange to say tho faithful vine, onco a token of fidelity between the lovers, now became their moans af sup port; for so prolific had it beoome, and 50 little did the indolent Spanish about thorn turn their attcotion to tho oulturc of the grapo, that ii fruit brought them i sec mo sufficient for their maiolenaneo, About tvelvo years ago second vino tpraug up near tbo original otte'and grew rapidly, until now it nearly equals it in sizo, A large dancing floor was erected beneath tbo shadow of aha vino, ond here Spanish youths end. maidens tinilcd in tho merry dance on Sabbath evebings, according to their national custom. .Jarlos and Marcellina died at a good old age, IcaVinjf behind them thrco hun dncd lineal descendants una the big grape vine, Which will keep grden (heir memory sod the ttory of their lovtt aud faithfulness, long after childron ond grand children cease to tell the story. nunurcus ot tourists annually visit the placo, and wonder while they gazo upon its vast proportions, and listen to tlio acconats of its marvelous productive ness. Yet, to me, tho heart story of which it is a living memento, is its greatest charm ; and I lovo to dream, whilo standing beneath its spreading bronchos, and gazing far out upon tho broad, bluo Pacific, whoso waters sparklo in tho dis tance, of tho truo hearted Spanish maiden who planted it in faith which springs from an immortul lovo, and who watered it with her tears. Overland Monthly for December. Communicated To Youiis Jlfu Drink II. "Tako a little wino for the stomach's pake, and for thino oft infirmities." These aro tbo words once spoken by the great apostlo of the Ccntilcs, and ns he was a good man, and one who lived a life worthy the emulation of tho men of all ages, it is rcasonablo to supposo that many professors of Christianity, as woll as those who oro considered mere nominal Christians, would most will ingly tako his advice in this matter ; thereby claiming a license to drink wino and other spirituous liquors ad libitum, Very well, gentlemen, we admit that l'aul did make use of tho above words, but wo have, perhaps, a different idea in regard to the lesson ho intended to im part than many claim to understand from his words. At all evcuts, if you desire to mako men of yourselves, such as we design describing in this chapter, drink wino and all other intoxicating drinks, and you will most certainly suo cccd. Don't liston to tho admonitions of your old fogy parents, they are, perhaps, growing old and childish, and know nothing about it. Don't bclievo that Solomon knew anything in regard to tho matter, when ho wrote, "Wine is a mocker, &o , &c." lie had, peradventure, grown too old to enjoy a first class spree. Don't beliove tho statistics that you fre quently find in publto newspapers, in regard to tbo amount of money that is annually spent for alcoholic beverages. They are only sensation items, gotten up by tcmpcranco men fur electioneering purposes. Bclievo nothing of tho kind, but drink as much as you please, enjoy yourselves whilo you aro young, make your mark in tho world, though it bo in a mud holo or in tho gutter. It is a beautiful sight to see young men, whoso parents have toiled many long and weary years for the purposo of giviug them an education, that they might become useful citizens, ornaments to society and a comfort and support to them in their old age, staggering under tho influence of strong drink, or hanging around beer shops and naloons somo times wallowing in the streets ond after having taken moro than tbc stomach can bear, disgorging like so many buzzards after having feasted upon a putrid carcass. This is truly a most beautiful situation, and one well worth the consideration of all young men, who havo any respect for thcmEolves or the society in which thoy live. It is also cheerful and enlivening to hear young men, when under tho influ of liquor, as it is called, swear to their manhood and respectability as gentle men. You would, perhaps, take their words as readily without an oath as with it, as their very aots go to prove that they aro truo gentlemen ; but then you know that it would not look refined with out an oath. For tbo purpoio of proving moro conclusively that drinking will mako men of you, wo will give you an illustration of tbo matter : For instance, imagine a seedy looking individual standing in front of a saloon, leaning ngaiust a lamp post ; mark thu difTerenco between the legs of bis pants and his brogan shoes, look at his thread- baro coat, hit dilapidated stove pipo hat, bis dirty shirt bosom, without any collar ; see his cravat of ancieut style, tied in a hard knot upon tho side of his neck, fie liaa no vest ; his Joat sleeves which are several Inches too short for him, are brock with grease and dirt ; one sua pndcr appears to hold him together ; his beard and hair is uncombed, shaggy and gray, and bis ycs are about a lustrous as those of a dead maokeral. iidok at him white he stands shivoring in tho cold. Poor man I houselecs, homeless, penni less, ond friendless, ho stands before you, A wreck from the use of alcohol. Aud jet, ho would almost givo Ins soul for ono more drink of that beverage which has dried up every fountain of human lovo that ever animated his boart. It is given him, Seo the maniacal smile half lighten up his destroyed 1873 - NO. 7. countonanco, hear the trembling voice, watch the convulsive motion of 'tho hand as he reaches forth to grasp another glass of tho liquid fire that his almost con sumcd tho last spark of a onco vigorous constitution. His lamp burns fitfully and flickering to its close, tho flames of torment are consuming his brain, while knots of imaginary, hissing serpents en twine themselves about his heart. This is tho kiril of man that tho uso of alco holia drinks often run Los of thosa who were at ono time in lifo as promising young men as any to be found, who stood at tho head of the very bcstsoo:ety, had money at t'.ioiv disposal and friends by tho thousand. This man never intended to become o drunkard, but was led on, step by step, until ho arrived at a point whore he found it next to nn impossibility tn govern tho morbid eppctito ho had acquired for alcohol; and after spending all his means, he even barters his soul, his reputation and his lifo for tho accursed beverage. Yes, ho has sunk so low in the scalo of manhood that he will beg for strong drink, as a starving child would beg for milk, This is no fancy picture, gentlemen. Thousands of similar cmct aro of actual occurrence ; moro term ono case of the kind having taken placo under our own observation. Wo could mention the names of many whoso prospects in life were, at ono time, as bright and hopeful as tl.e heart could desire ; and yet thoir end is more pitiable and degrading than tbo esse pictured above caused by tho use of alcohol. There. are other beautiful eight6 to which wo would call tho attention ol all who are in tbo habit of drinking wine and other strong drinks, among which we will mention tho drunken husband and father, who spends all tho proceeds of his labor. for drinks, who beats his wife and abuses his starving, half-naked children ; allows his children to grow up in igno rance, exposed to the contagion of all the wickedness and vice to which intemper ance leads. Look upon the wife of the hopeless inebriate, observo the blanched cheek, tho trembling voice, tho sunken oyo ; all bare expressions of tho deepest sorrow. Observo his children ; they shrink from him as a lamb from tho presence of n tiger. Such sights, doubtless, causo Lucifer to rejoice, and tho imps of darkness to shout with fiendish delight. If young men wish to loso the respect of their friends, let them drink wine. If they wish to loso tho rcspcet of sober business men, let them form a habit of getting upon sprees. If they ore tired of business and wish a little vacation, let them get drunk a few times, and they will soon find themselves released from employment. If they wish to be poor ond dishonored all their lives, lot them spend their earn ings for drink. If they would bo such as we have pictured above, let them cul tivate a taste for Whiskey & Co. ; and, finally, if thoy wish to make themselves and all their friends unhappy, lot them be drunkards. Married Lire as Sren bj a Newly Made Benedict. First Just marriod ; destined to liv ing in clover, new mown hay, and such herbage, from nine to twelve months. Then Second Some black, rascally, stormy night you are turned out into tbo streets and ponds, and mill races, or amid snow eighteen inches deep, and drifting like bVazes, and told to run fur tho doctor. When you got homo again, eight chances to leu a little red flannel looking thing, about tbo sizo of a big merino potato, awaits you. They will call it a baby ; and packed up with it you will find the first red squalls of married life you can bet on that. Third Paregoric, and soothing syrup. and catnip tea, and long flannol, and diaper stuff, and baby-culio they will come alontr too; in faet they will become just as much at homo iu tho house as dinners, i tion Fourth. Ono of those nights, in "Then co sum' hours ayont tho'twal' " you will turn out again. Rsrefoot, ond ioy, disconsolate sbns'e of dampness all about you, only n cotton shirt or such a matter betweon yotl and tho distressed openness of I oano seat ohalt, you will distractedly rock that baby back and forth, and bob it up and down, singing with a voice like wild ox in a slaughter yard : . "This thing Is playing out Mary.". "Rock o'bye, baby, on a trio-top." or somo euoh melody. And all tho time tint baby yolls. Oh, doesn't he yell ? wntie Mary Ann, up to aiertioso umlor the warm Led covers, tn help out. every now and -then ha patiently puis in just tit tho wroug place, "Why don't you trot him faster, Sumuel ?'' And you trot him oh, how you do trot lil m I If you could only trot his wiuu out so iur mat no ooum aovcr get any of it back again, or break his baek, or neck, or something, you would be TI2KM8 Ol? AD VEH TIMING, Ono Square (10 tin ts) or Iks, one Insertion. ..$1 A Each additional Insertion lit Administrators' Noll: 3 On Final Settlement Notice 3 CO Stray Notices (single stray) 3 CO Bach additional stray In saint notice... 1 00 jjrr A Iilberal Deduction will be mado lo yearly advertisers. immeasurably happy. Hut no., Tho littla innocent seems touclier than Indifcl rubber car spring. Just as you nro abrjt "pivfnc up, con cluding that you must freeze, that thorK will certainly havo to bo a funeral in ibb house inside of thirly-six hours, baby wilts from sheer uxhnustou, and then with teeth shattering like a Mi-Corroick reaper, you crawl in by Mary Ann and try to sleep again. Fifth. Gradually yon glide away Inln a tangled maze cf ice, cammouulo, moro ico, skating weather, steam-whislled- voiccu unuics, jocuey club, sleigh rides, crinolines immenso os tho old boll nt .Moscow, Indian ambuscauc's, snowetortnf, and forty other dqually 'cheerful things, suddenly bixtb. A snort, n thrath, a wild throwing umvnrtl nf littla nrma nml uhd then, keen and shrill, comes that Icr- r.bio "ati waab ab w-a-a b I again. I guess you wake up, dou't you? Gt tho parrgorio and a teaspoon, quick 1" says Mary Ann, in a sharp, staccato tone, 'and don't you get it ' In just three eighths of a second .yea oro a Grecian bond out on the cold 'floor dropping paregoric in a tcu-poon. Hurry! Gracious little l'otcr describ ing diabolic curves with ull tho orms aud legs he's got, and screaming ono hunrlied pounds to tho square inch, and Mary Ann rearing around there in tho bed. making a rocking chair of her back, and yelling, "By, by, O I" liko a Comancho i.n tho war-path. Oh, no; circum stoncrs oro not such as to mako you hurry any, And then to think that as days, ond perhaps jears roll on, there has got to be moro and moro jet of just sfelh distrcs-cd wuik. Nice, isn't it? Kanas City Times. Josh Billings ou Silence. Silence iz a still noise. One ov tho baldest things for a man to do iz to keep still. Everybody wants tow be heard fust, as this iz jist what fills tho world with non sense. Everybody wants tew talk, few wont tew think, and nobody wonts tew lUtcu. Tho greatest talkers among the feath ered folks aro the magpie and the ginnv hen, and neither ov them are ov much uccouot. , If a man ain't euro he iz right, thu best kard ho can play iz a blank one. I have known many a man tew beat in an argument by jist nodding his head onco in a whilo and Bimply say, "jess sb", jess so." It takes a great menny blows to drivo in a nail, but ono will clinch it. Sum men talk jist as a French pony trots, all day long, in a half bushel uicaz zure. Silcneo never makes enny blunder., and alwu gits rs much credit as iz dun it, and oftentimes more. When I seo a man listening lo mo cluss I nlways soy tew misclf, "look out Josh, that fellow iz taking your mea'z zurc." 1 bav heard mon orgy a pint Wo hours and a half and not git any further front where they started than a mule in a bark mill, they did a good deal ov "gbin round and round. I hav sat on jurys and had a lawyer talk the law, fakts and evidenco ov tho kase all out ov me, besides starting tho tops on my boots, I hav bin tew church hungry for sum gospel ond cum hum so phull of it that I couldn't draw a long broth without starting a button. Urevity and silcneo aro tho two groto kards, and next tew saying nothing, say ing a littlo iz the strength or tho game. One thine is certain, it ix nnlv tlili grata thinkers who ksn afford tew be Drier, and tharo hnz bin but phew vol umes nublishcd which cnulil Tint hat ti down two-thirds, and menny ov them could be cut clean back tew tbo titlo pogo wi.hout hurting them. It iz hard tew find a man ot nnJ sense who kan look back upon any oecu sion and wish he had sed sum mure, but it iz easy to find mennv who winli il.i.ir had sed less. A thins sed iz hard to recall. Imt mi. sed kan bo spoken enny timo. xiroviry iz tbo child ov silence, and iz a grate credit to tbo bid bah. An Old Hksident. Mr. Jacob KiB- lor, Sr. has lately recoived a pension for services, rendered during the war of 1812. lie served for soma timo in the army dur ing f hat "unpleasantness" and was 'coil'; spiciously daring in tho engagement of Crancy Ieland, off Norfolk. Mr. Kiblcf is now 82 years ot ago. lie has been i resident of St. Charles over 00 years; having been settled here before the ad mission of Missouri us a state. In early days, when all transportation was doud by keel boats, Mr. Kibler was ono bf the largest fur dealers west of the Mississippi; and traded extensively with the Rocky Mountain trappers. Notwithstanding' bis advanced age he retains all his facul ties in a rcmarkablo doureo. A few years buck his eye sight failod rapidly, but it is now improving aguiu, and it is to bo hoped he may have the same p'obd for tuno of his brother, who lost entirely his sight when about fifty years old. but ro covered it "as cood ha now" beforo hd was (JO. Mr. Kibfor ia a Virciuiau lr birth, and, of eodrso is proud of jt,--St. Charles News. Tho survivors of the Mexican warlulit a meeting at Pittsburgh. Saturday, nrd commonsurato with the vuluublu reu!U of their services. Thero is a growing impression it, Washington, that there will bo HQ titri Mission af l'oujtr?j.