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v,fc . Tho Young Widow. , ,
She is modes, but not 'bashful,
Fng aud easy, but not bold ;
Like an apple, ripe and mellow,
Not too young and not loo old ;
Half inviting, half repulsive,
Now advancing, ana now shy,
There is mischief iu her dimple, -
There is dangur lu her eve. -
v She has studied human nature-- v
She is schooled iu all tho acta
' She has taken hor diploma "4
As the mistress of all hoarts ;',".,'..,
,-, She can tell the very fnomeat ..' "- '
" . . . When to sigh ana when to smile ' ;
. '.0; a maid is sometimes charming;
But a widow all the while. ,'; , ,
.Are yon sad1! how very serious '
Will her handsome face becoma ;
'' Are yoii angry T she is wretched,
Lonely, frendlena, tearful, dumb ;, ;
" Are' you mirthful 1 how brrlaughter,
' " Silvcr-t;otindiiig. will ring but,
.Sue'ciui lure and catch -and play you v
;; Au tho anglr does tho trout,
urn of fortv. ' ' '
" .Who have grown so bald and wise,
-' Young Americans oi twenty,
With the lovii looks in your eyes :
r ' You may practice all tho lessons
v: ' Tuugbtby Cupid sinco tho fall,
But J know alittle widow t
Who can win and fool you all;' ',
'lEow Harry Got Hi Wife.
. . . ' ". -
Ifwas fiftcenyoari ago: this" win
ter, that I attended a dancing school
ia Detroit," with a young lady then
residing in this city, .' I hn'd made tp
rp,y mind some years before that I
would not get married ; but it was
such pleasant business I couldn't find
it in my heart to "let thegirls alone'
altogether, so I paid my tuition foe,
and we attended the class in company
every night. . .
About the middle of the term sev
eral of the young people, ourselves
inuladed, were talking in the ball
rctoni on the subject of matrimony,1
and I, of course, became interested
as woll as the others. On going
home that evening I told my com
panion that I had determined to get
married in the Spring, and asked her
advice in 'regard to tho selection of
a wife. She madd no reply fof a
moment, and I told her if she didn't
know of anybody better fitted for1 me,
I would like to have hor think the
matter over, and tell mo what the
thought of marrying me, herself.
I was joking all this time you must
understand, and had no more thougts
of mnrryiug her than I had of
marrying Queen Vio. She prom
ised to think of it, however, and I
returned to my' boarding house, and
cavA thn snhiect no further thmicht
until sonio weeks after and as I
would have, on tho last evening of
the school the subject was brought
up again in conversation, just as we
wero preparing to return to our homes
for the night. After leaving the hall
wo talked and chatted on different
subjects till we reached hor rosidence.
It was late and I did not enter the
house, though she strongly urged me
to do so, I had bid her good night,
and was turning away, when I recol
lected the promise she had made me,
and said
"Helen, you 'promised to let me
know to-night, whether yon would
marry me this spring! Have yen
made up your mind ?"
"Yes," she said, ''I lave been
thinking about it, but I guess I am a
little too young. If it wasn't for
that, I would have no objection."
"Well, good night, then," said I.
"I didn't expect you would do it
but I'm " bound to marry some one,
this spring, too."
Beforo loaving her, I engaged to
call again tho lollowing evening.
That night I slept soundly, and the
next rabning bad forgotten all about
my night's advontures. During the
day I received an invitation to attend
a ball to be held that evening, a few
miles out of the city, and made my
arrangements accordinly.
Towards dusk t remembered my
agreement to meet Helen, and I tho't
I would run over for a moment, and
afterwards have time to attend the
Arrived at the house, I met the lady
il. J I T ll 1.4 t
in iue uuorwuj, uuu x uiuuguii mr
momont thht she was rigged up in an
extra stylo, which I was at a loss to
account fof, though I beliove I con
cluded that sho had company, and
was theroforo in hopes thut I should
not be detained long. ' Uolert wel
comed mo into tho parlor with a
sweot smile, and took hor place be
side me on tho sofa. I was expocting
'every moment to' soo sorao stranger
cnler the room, and I had not yet
become satisiliod that we wore alone,
whon she said ' '"
" Henry, I've made' tip my mind
to havo you." ,
' Had a thunder-clap struck me, I
'could not have been .more surprised,
and after art instant of hesitation I
stammered ont, ' ' , .
" "What did yoii say ? , '
' 1 "I have concluded to marry yen 1"
"0-oh, you have I Well, I sup-
pone it's all right when shall the
vent tako place ?" .
' "I thought, if it would suit yon
" that we might drive round next Bun
day, and wo will go to mother's, at
Dearborn, and be married there.'
Woll." said 1 "I'll see if I can,"
ana noun j;v.w ;
' I didn't go to tho(ball that night
I forgot all auoui n, anui si vvn
the siovetill ruoralng, thinking of
what a soiapo I wai iu. I even, for
got to keep the fire going, and almost
HAvi In witv east j y ' j m y
" When davlinrhfc bocrun to tWb in at
rf w tr 4
. 1 1 1 . 1
tne winaows, x naa naue up my mmu
what to do.v I would to over, and
Hell Helen that we must be married
immediately, or not at all, and if she
agreed to that; 1 saw no other way
but to submit to my fate..;.
When I entered the gate leading
un to her house; I heard hor singing
a lively songandiriy conscience al
most smote me for deceiving the poor
girl as I had, but I summoned up
courage to ring tne pen, ana puinng
n n mv molTar and throwing, mv head
back, I anxiously awaited an answer
to ray' summons.'. She soon came to
the door, and I was again shown into
the parlor, 'and she took her place be
side me on the sota, as neiore.
" Helen," I commenced.
"Well, what?" -;iJC
" I I we must be married t6-day
or I I don't think I shall be married
at all." It a hick in mr throat as I
said it, fot I knew I was telling a
whopper;' but imagine my surprise
when she replied :
" Well, iust as vou please, Henry.
You may drive your carriage around
about 12 o'clock, and I will be ready.'
I pave ud. Precisely at twelve
o'clock I drew up, before her door
M A .
with my carriage,' ana betore nignt
we were married. . I , !;
Reader, that wife has been worth
more than $100,000 to me.
Married a Squaw. A Lecompton
paper has the following ; . j ,
'A young man of this city, hav
ing bocome tired of living in a "state
of single blessodness," went aoross
the Kaw river a few days since, prof-
feied his hand and heart to a young
and hanasome Dolaware squaw, (said
to be worth $25000) was accepted,
then went right off and got married.
This is a streak of luck for our young
man which will enable him to live at
his ease hereafter. We learn that a
few more squaws who are rioh, ac
complished and handsome, say they
would prefer marrying a white man to
their own red brethren. Now is the
time for our young and good looking
men to marry a fortune." ; .
JBTA fellow whose countenance
whs homely enough to scare the "old
boy," was giving some extra flour
ishes in a publio house, when he was
observed by a Yankee, who asked him
if he didn't fall into a brook whon he
Was young. 1 . i
"What do you mean, you impert
nent scoundrel ?"
"Why, I don't mean nothing, only
yon have got such an all fired crooked
mouth, I thought as how you might
have fallen into a brook when you
was a baby, and your mother hung
you up by yoor mouth to dry.".
pay vmiun44 va& , uio TiOlv tt
Charleston, pointing to the Bunker
Hill Monument, exclaimed :, "Silent
like the grave, and yet melodious like
the song of immortality upon the
lips of cherubims a senseless, cold
granite, and yet warm with inspira
tions like a patriot's heart, immova-.
ble like the past, and yet stirring like
the future, ; which never stops it
looks like the prophet, and speaks
iko an oracio. -v
J&T'You say, Mrs. Smith, that
you have lived with the dofendant
eight years. , Doos the Court under
stand that you are married to him?''
"in5onrse it does." ' ' . ' '
"Have you, at the present a marri
age certificate?"
,"Y es, your honor, three of them
two gals and a boy I"
JtarAn Irishman who was troubled
with the toothache detormi ned to have
an old offender extracted : but there
being no dentist near,' ho' resolved to
de the job himself. Whereupon he
filled the excavation with powder, bnt
being afraid to touch it off, ' he put a
slow match to it and lighted it, and
then' ran to get out of the way;
Jtflf there is a heaven on earth,
it is on a soft couch by your own fire
side, with your wife on one sido, a
smiling babe on the other, a clear
conscience, a dozen cigars, , and a
knowledge that you are out of debt,
and don't fear the tailor,' sheriff or
dovil. - , i.. : , '! .'.
that loafor-like hat? it must have
i i 1 1 " .. . . ... . .
ooiongea io some scamp. , ,IV
-yen, an' H'i more ye are I xrotn
' vnn'l'A rio-Vi 'Ar linnni. t itu an
onld one oy jours that Missus gave
J. J . L 'l...i v
no roDinruar, wnea yer, uonor were
v v n u. ,, . , . 'i .. , I . . .
.. . ' ' ' " ' 1 ' I i . ; i, i;
JC2TAn exchango says "The Ro
man fornui is now a fcotf market, tho
Tarpean rock a idabbAgo garden1, and
tne) paiace oi tho (jasars a rope walk.'!
To which the Louisville Journal
adds i "And Ashland is the residence
of James fe. Clay' r
' m..-.i.'i,). !.
jC72)eaoonI II; used : to say hii
wife . had a certain recipe for testing
indigoi . J t was, to si ft a little indigo
on the surface of some cold i water ;
if the ' indigo was . good, , it i would
either sink or Swim-4-sheoouldn't tell
I) 'if j
JtST A. farmer,, when flagellating
twoC,hUjruiruly vboysj; was; asked
what lie was doing. Thrashing 'wild
oafs, was the reply.
t3T The Land Office at Lecompton
was opened, last Tuesday far the pre
emptions of the following described
territory :' "' ' ''' - '
. Townshine. ,: Of Range.
i . o . . n ..j in
0 UK u
- 11
, -!. 12
. ' ' ;' ' 14
16, 17, 18,"
16,17, 18, 19, 20, 21,22,
. ' 19,20,21,22,
.uu jr.iQ on ti on
19, 20, 21,22,
" W)
1 L, , "
16,17, 18; 19, 20, 21, 22, (also 15 fr.) 18
16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, - ' 19
16,17,18, 19,20,21,22, - 20
16,17, 18, 19,20,21,22 ' 21
16,17, 18,19,20,21,22, ' ' . 22
10, IT,' 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, . ' 23
18, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 24
16,18, 19,20,21.22, ' 25
'-'JfeST Henfy ' B. Payne, of Cleve
land;' has been nominated by the De
mocracy i of Ohio for Governor, and
Capt. Lytle, of Cincinnati, for Lieut.
Governor.' '.'.'"." " : ;
.... i ' i 1 " 1
,. There are some lessons which
adversity will teach us, and among
others this, that goodness in a wo
man is more admirable that beauty.
' JEST "I say, ' ray little son, where
does the right hand road go ?"
" Don't know, sir ; 'taint been no
where since we lived here." , ,
7. ''''; ' id Oil mi oo I "' 17
. jtiT People go according to their
brains. If these lay in their head,
they sttiy ; if in the belly, they eat;
if in the heels, they dance.
t3T All have heard, without doubt,
of that worthy Hibernian who took a
mirror with him to bed, to see how
he looked when asleep.
. JtsrA lazy fellow lying down on
the grass, said, " O, how I do wish
that this was called work, and well
paid for."
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The settlement of 'Kaunas will be read in
the. future withi great Interest. The ter
rors of her political hiatory for tho first U o
years will not astonish the future much
more than tier muteriat prosperity and rapid
settlement that so immediately succeeded
the restoration of. ponce. . The period of
ner fraternal civil war, for two years, was
marked with greater brutality and danger
than any other period since the formation of
the Federal Government i extermination of
the Free State settlers by death, or removal
from the country was fully determined upon
oy tho men abetting and loading this unnat
ural warfare against their brothers, who had
attempted to carve a home from this wild
but beautiful country. Their oppressions
have enlisted the sympathy, tho tulent, and
the pure of the free North in behalf of
their suffering brothers in the midst of
01 inese occidental regions. Tne tongues
of old defenders of the cause of Freedom,
united with many new ones have been
heard in our national councils, in warning
and denunciation against the wrongs com
mitted upon the rights of their countrymen.
- The immigration into the Territory this
spring with the large amount of capital,
sua we consequent rise 01 property, mo
founding and building up of new towns is
as natural as the former period was unnat
oral..' ' ,
All the lands of Eastern Kanzas, for 100
miles back, is soon to be occupied, not ex
cepting many of the Indian Reservations.
The mania fur town property, like a prai
rie fire, is now sweeping over tho land.
Many of these towns are only to nave an
exiftenco on paper, with perhaps a location.
None, however, are to be covered by
swamps, or lakes, as in many of the new
States of the West j for swamps and lakes
do not exist in lianzas.
Many of theso towns are to possess real
life, and investments made in them are des
fined to yield a most bountiful return.
These towns are located in different parts
of the territory, and the eye of the saga
cious speculator will Boon discover them.
With tne map OI ivauzas in ms nana, no
will readily decide in bis mind the lines that
are to bo the great commercial arteries of the
country, tlirough which are to ebb and flow
the business or the country, and carry to the
still farther wost, the civilization and sot-
llonientthatis now flowing in nore.
Is situated on the new Santa Fo road.for-ty-five
miles west of Kauzas City, and fif
teen miles south of Lawrence. The com
merce of New Mexico will soon be carried
through this town, in wagons, each drawn
by five or six pair of oxen or mules, carrying
from four to six thousand pounds, and in
trains of from ten to fifty wagons 5 making
tho distance of nine hundred miles in
drives of from ten to twenty miles each
day. Passing through the town are roads
running from Lawrence to Osawatotnie,
Peoria, Paola, Ohio City, Stanton, and all
points in the Neosho and Pottawatomie
country, which have immense travel.
The location of P&aibib Oitt is not equal
led certainly not surpassed by any point
u this roud, at all suitable for a town. It
lies on a beautiful pieco of land gently
sloping to the South, with a prominent bluff
on tne noruiern exiromuy, iruiu wuiuu cuu
ha seen for a distance of thirtv miles, the
most enchanting scenery of tie" Italy f
America in speaking or wnicn, mo nev.
John Piorpont said , " God might make a
lovelier country, but it is very certain thut
he never has.'' The Lawrence 'Herald of
Freedom,' of Aug. 29th, 1857, saya 1
"FaAiaiB City. We passed through this
thriving town last week, and pronounce it
one of toe most beautiful town sites in Kan
as. In a countrv like this, where every
man thinks his claim handsome euough for
a town , and every town sees beautios iu its
own location, wuicn 110 exuiumi;v tu
over state, it is no little credit to tho origi
nators to say and to feel, that the natural
beauties ef scenery which surround them
are equal to tho first in Kanzas. The peo
ple, too, havo tho true pioneer grit j stone
buildings, frame buildings, log buildings,
shanties and cloth houses, all indicate
thrift and cournge. On ths summit of the
hill, which overlooks the country far and
wide, is now being erected a substantial
stone building for a seminary of learning."
Bordering on the northern and southern
extremities of the town are branches of the
Ottawa creek, thus supplying it with an
abundance of wholesome water.
Both of theso streams are lined with lim
ber, from a quarter to a mile in breadth. The
black walnut and tho burr oak are the pre
vailing varieties, interspersed with hack
berry, hickory; eto ; there is no pine or
hemlock in Eastern Kanzas, This timber
is all taken by actuul settlers, who reside on
the ground. Claims "with timber can be
bought at this time, from five to fifteen hun
dred dollars.
As fine prairie as there is in this country,
lies round about in this region. And many
claims can yet bo had within throo, or four
miles 01 tne town.
There is a sufficient quantity of Umber
to supply the reasonable wants of the farm
hm. and for town puroosoa. And timber
grows very fast in this country; the Looust
can be grown lrora tno seeu in tureo or lour
years, sufficiently large for1 fuuee posts.
A claim can hardly be found without
suffiuient stono on tho same to fence
it, and build all that is desired Wire fence
can be mado at a coat of about forty cents a
rod. This kind of fence would be, we
think, the most available to start with ; the
Osage Orange will give protection to crops
in about four years from the seed.
We have tho bust of building stone on
the town site in great ubuudanco. The
coat of quarrying and hauling is about Uirei
dollars a cord. Junto and sand can bo bad
at cheap rates, and in any quantities.
In thisrenpoctjWe think, Prairie City has
the advantage over many other towns in the
country. While water, as a rulo, is abund
ant, aud of a good quality in the Territory,
still it is of a hotter quality and more easi
ly obtained in some localities than othors.
We think evory citizen can have good wa
or in his yard at an expense of from twenty
to fifty dollars. This, it will be acknowl
edged, is a desideratum of greater value
than almost anything else,- It must be a
great draw-baelc to town, where all the
water isnrougni irora a spring, or nnulod
from the river, or obtained by digging from
fifty te eighty fool to obtui u It.
We can truthfully say that in no part of
Kansas Territory are Ui people so blessed
wun eaucauunui pnyuogos as tne people 01
thin melton. Om 'L1Wi ' Jifl.in
the city site, is now being ereoted a Semi
nary, whioh is designed fur four teachers.
When completed it will bt two stories In
hkht. surmounted with an ornamented
upola. The JUotbodisi ti)huroh hav
matte: asd ewa ttea te teaaamttaerttt'
inga University within one-half mile of.,
here, whloh, when completed,. will be sec
ond to none west of the Mississippi river. .
With tbesu facta in consideration, nno- ..
I.. .1.. Qt.,.,. k.ni. ... .....J.T t
hesitating to remove here for fear of .debar
ring their children from educational privi -leges.
'Is fairly under way, with more improve.
ments and better prospects thani amy otficr. ?
town on this great middle thoroughfare, ....
Such is oar position, that we defy success- ,
ful competition. Our main street already1
has a business appearance, and several, i
buildings are now in process of erection..
No place in the Territoiy will make greater
returns to the capitalists for moneys invest- .
ed than will Prairie City
No class is needed hero mora than me- .
chanics. The most liberal inducements are
offered them by tho Association. One, two, .
ana tnree lots are uonatea to tneru accoru-
inrr in ttin niw.nnnt.inn miraiitrl urul tlin ..
amount invested in improvements. Me-
cnanicai occupations 01 evory description ,
can be followed here with great safety,
iv .. 1 1 r r . ' 1 - '
aiioruing uui vctiia 01 prouis 10 me enga- -
gers. Families emigrating from the States .
generally leave their household goods behind t
to avoid paying the exhorbitant freight- .
age . up the Missouri, and consequently
they rely upon the Territory for a re-fitout.
a VOI ti h I n fr 1 llri ICinOTIUnKln fnm Lniiunlnmnin. .
luuq IV Tf 41 vd DL'GU lUttb tun UulllaMU tut
must nocessnrily be great.
People desirous of obtaining information .
about Prairie CitV. will have all innuirina .
promptly and satisfactorily answered by
addressing, either in person or by mail, ,
the President of Prairie City.
H. J, OANNIFF, Pres't. ,
M. SAEVEa, Sec'y. .
New Volume with July Number..
The best in the world for Ladies.
This nopular Monthlv Macazine
contains 000 nuares of double column
reading matter yearly ; from 20 to SO
steel plates and COO wood engravings:
whioh is proportionately more than
any periodical, at any price, ever yet
gave. Its
Are pronouncod by the press, tho
bflHtnublished anv where. The Edit-
ors are Mrs. Ann S. Stephens, author
of "The Old Homestead," "Fashion
and Famine," and Charles J. Peter
son, author of "Kate Aylosford,"
"The Valley farm," etc., etc. and.
they ai-o assisted by Alice Carey,
Mrs. Denison, Virginia F. Townsend,
Carry Stanley, and all the most pop
ular female writers in America.
Morality and virtue are always in
culcated. Its superb Mezzotints, and other
steel engravings, are the beBt pub
lished anywhere ; and at tho end of '
each, year are alone worth the sub--gcription
Colored Fashion Plates in advance::
each number contains a fashion plate,,
engraved on steel, and colored ; also
a dozen or more new styles,i,engravod
on wood ; also a pattorn frem which
a dress, mantilla, or chiltfs custom,
can bo cut, without the aid of a man
taumaker, so that each number, in
this way, will save a year's subscrip
tion. The Paris, London, Philadel
phia, and New York Fashions are.
doscribod, at length, each month.
Patterns for embroidory, crotchet,,
etc., in the greatest profusion, are,
given in every number, with instruc
tions how to work them; also pat
terns for knitting, inserting, .broid
erie anglaiso, netting, frivolite, lace
making, eto. Also, patterns for
sloeves, collars, and chemisetts ; pat-,
terns in boad-work, hair-work, shell
work ; handkerchief corners ; names,
for marking and iniiials. Also, new
receipts for cooking, the sick-room,
nursery, kc. '
TERMS. Always in advanct.
One copy one year $2 00
Three copies one year .... 5 00
Five copios ono year 7 00
Eight copies one yoar . . 10 00
Twelve copios one year . 15 00
Sixteen copios ono year . 20 00
Three, five, eight, or moje copios,
make a club. To every person get
ting up a club, and remitting tho
money, our Garland for 1857, contain
ing 50 steel platos, will be given gra
tis, For a club of twelve, an extra
copy of tho Magazine will be sent.
For a club ef sixteen, an extra copy
and a Garland." Address,
. No. 103 Chestaut-st Phila.
Medical Notice, i. ; .
The undorsignod respectfully leaders to.
the citisons of Prairie City and violnity,
his services as a practitioner of Medicine
and Obstetrics. 1 . .
In his practice he never bleeds or blisters;
never prescribes Oalomnl, Opium, Arsenic,
or any other poison, and Invariably harbot-.
ter suocoss than those who use tboso agents. ,
A supply of genuine Vaccine Virus on
hand, and insorted aud warranted.
Office and residence on Aurora street,.
East side of Edon Park.
Prairie City, Jane 20th, 1867.
JOHN GRIFFITH would respectfullt
inform the citisons of Prairie City and vi
cinity that ho is now prepared to execute
all orders in the line of blasksmithing that
may be given him. Having nearly recover
ed from the "agor," he can now promptly
attend to hi business, and will not only do.,
his work In the best style, but will do it
iMMiniATKLT. , His terms are oasu.
Prairie City, June 25th lB57l-tf .
NOTICE is hereby given that Stockhol
ders of the. Prairie City Association
foil Inn. In rnmnlv wlt K ilia mmilramnnta of
the Association In regard to making oertaln
improvements before the 1st of October,
L ."! Ill I V.1I V. J 1 J
word to the wieei v ' t-tf '1
tfeY), TIUWJK1.

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