THE CEDARTOWN RECORD
W, S. D. WIKLE & 00,, Proprietors.
CEDARTOWN, GEORGIA, SATURDAY, JULY 4, 1S74.
VOLUME I. NUMBER 3.
\V. S. U. "WIKLE .Sc. OO.
TERMS OF 8UI(SC!IUmON.
» hand, and
with his portmanteau
regarding her gravely.
".y® 8 * ye«.” ho ns id, “ I presume it
is all safe enough. And I'll speak to
the night-.watohninu, and give him n dol
lar to take a particular look at this
house. Well, good-by, Maggie, make
things as neat as possible, for if they
look dirty my wife may think the fur
niture old, and want something nmv
for the parlor.” And Mr. Van Nott de
"Yts, yes," said old Maggie, “no
doubt she’ll have flue, extravagant ways.
Poor master! What a pity lie should
marry, after all—but old fools are the
worst fools. A young thing of eight and
forty, too, when he h is a sensible ser
vant, sixty last January, that knows
what belongs to good housekeepings.
If he wanted to marry why didn’t he
ask mo? I’d not have gone gallivant
ing and spending. Ah, well, he’ll suf
fer, not I !’’ Ami Maggie trotted away
to begin her swooping and dusting.
Hlio had said truly that thorn was no
fear born with her, hut as iho night
drew on she began to feel somewhat
lonely. Her master's prosene a was
strangely missed out of the great house,
and there who something ghostly in the
look of his empty ohnir when slit' peeped
into the little hack office.
“If I wna superstitions," she said to
herself, “ I should think something
dreadful was going to happen. I fool
ohilly up and down my back, and keep
thinking of funerals. I'll maki
into her houshold. and had t was a loug distance to tho nearest house,
nmsolf to her, and hud boon and even if they did not kill her, they
accepted. And now, though both their would execute their purpoHo and rob
economical souls revolted against it, I tho place boforo she returned.
'ustom decreed a
and a 1mm.
they had decided to do it as
possible. For •this brief tin
Nott must leave bin business and his
.i'’*' V ; ^>o had aimed at troubiosomo cats with
SnwSi’ n * bo r° J? u * groat success more than once. If she
rsation with his old servant standing | coxx \ t \ 80tmr0 these she felt safe.
master," she sobbed,
Iding of some sort, I
“ Master looks natural," said Maggio
mid, and tried to collect her thoughts.
Mr. Van Nott’s revolvers were in the
i'xt room, she knew, loaded, six shots
enoh. Maggie could uso pistols.
llro '.'" l ftfmi.l, Muggie r"
.'le afraid said Maggie,
no fear horn with me. As fo
house, it’s the strongest fastened ever I
was in. You say yourself there’s no
lock a burglar could force, and I’m not
the one to let tramps or the like in of
my free will. Q ,d kuows the place
will be safe enough when you oome
back — us safe ns though there were n
regiment of soldiers in it ; and I’ll have
all bright for your new wife, Mr.
She called her master M- Archibald
still, this old woman ; but she was the
only one who still used his Christian
name. He was n:i elderly man himself,
and had few intimate friends, hospital
ity not being ono of his virtues. He
was rich, and there was much that was
valuable in the house; more ready
money, too, than most men keep about
them ; but then it was as secure ns a
bank vault—patent lock and regular
alarms that tlrst sent a bullet into anv
one who sought to enter by stealth, anil
then rang a bell to wake the household,
were attached to every door, and a fu
rious watch-dog, that lived on raw
meat was in the hack garden. The
\ sn Nott mansion could have withstood
asmge a^ ; a m uncut's n Rice.
Air. Van Nott was a money-dealer.
He had ways of accumulating property
which weie mysteries to his neighbors
and they were suspicious that the little
hack nirlor, sacred to business, had
even seen such lesser dealings as the
loan of money on good watches, cash-
mere eliaw.s, an.! diumomla of genteel
i! if i"i two or three mortgages that
lie hud height up had been rather oru-
elly foreclosed ; and he won a hard
landlord, and n had person to owe
money to altogether. On the whole ho
was,disliked in (ho place, and, rich a- h"
was, would have found it hard to get a
wife In his liking among his neighbors
at Oakham, However, having resolved
to marry again—there bad been a Airs
Van Nott who died years before—he
had sought out a wealthy widow of a
pavmg disposition, who lived on a small
farm some miles out of town, and hav
ing already disinherited her daughter
for espousing an estimable man of small
means, and turned her only son out of
doors for equally pm !ent reasons, was
not likely to bring any troublesome gen-
And accordingly old Maggie shut her
self into tlio snug kitchen, and lighting
two caudles, drew a pot of tho strongest
young hyson, and putting her foot close
to the cooking stove, began to fool much
The old clock ticked away on tho
mantel, the hand) pointing to luilf-past
“ I’m going to bed at nine," said
Maggie. “I’ve worked will to-day.
Much thanks I’ll got for it, I doubt.
d outside the door—a
rating of wheels. Then
rriont and the boll mug/
arringel'' cried Maggie; “has
lie chnnged h» i mind and brought her
Hut that can’t he, he’s
not married yet." And taking ono of
the candles she trotted to the door, but
not before tin* bell had rung again.
“ Who’s that ?’’ s jo cried, holding the
door slightly ajar.
“ A stranger," said a voice, “one who
Inis something particular to say to you."
“You'll have to wait for to morrow,"
said AI aggie. “You can’L como in to
“ My good woman," said the stranger,
"you are Margaret Black?"
* lousokocpor foi
very bad news
“ Gracious Lird !” cried Maggie, but
did not. open the door much wider -only
enough to thrust her head out. " Don't
mister. What is it?"
in think of," said
Nott traveled on
There has been nn
3d AI aggie, letting
" and hint on his
He’s badly hurt
.’s-dend," said the man. “ D.-nd,
i’vg brought li ra home."
Maggie sat down on a chair and began
vo done what wo could," fluid
. “The lady lie was to marry
and her friemifl will bn down to-morrow.
Meanwhile my instructions arc that you
shall watch with him, and allow no
Htrangers to enter the house. There
are valuables here, I’m told, and Mr.
Van Nott’s lawyer must, take possession
of them, and seal them up beforo strang
ers linve access to tho roorafl."
“Oh! dear, dear,” cried old Maggie.
"That it should como to this. Yes, I’ll
watch alone. I'm not afraid, but—oh,
Then she shrank bock and let two men
carry a horrible coffin into the parlor.
They came out with their hats off,
and the other man held his also iu his
" I regret to leave you all alone in tho
house," lie said.
" I don’t mind that," said old Afag-
gie, ‘blit it’s terrible, terrible.”
"If you’d like mo to stay," Raid the
and edged toward the back room.
“ Poor, dear master ; " she lifted the
desk-lid. She had them safe.
She glided back to the front pari
and sat down on a chair. Hlio turned
up her sleeves and grasped a pistol
each hand, and watched the coffin-lid
quietly. In half an hour the lid stir
red. A cautious hand crept up tho
Ride. A wiry eye pooped out. It fell
upon the armed figure and closed again.
" You’d better," said Maggie to her
Again tho head lifted up. This time
Maggie sprang to hor foot.
" You are fixed quite lmndy," she
said coolly. " No ueed of laying you
out if I tiro, and I oan aim first-rate,
especially whon I’m afraid of ghosts, as
Tho head bobbod down again. Mag
gie re seated herself. Sb > knew this
could not last long—that th to must ho
a conflict before long. It was as sho
supposed. A moment more and the
eofllu was empty, and a forooious young
fellow sat on its edge, and thus nil-
dressed her :
"Wo meant to do it all quiet," lie
said, " and I don’t want to frighten old
women. Just put them down."
“ I’m not, frightened," said Maggie.
" I’m coming to take them things
away from yon," said the man.
"Oome," said Alaggio.
He advanced one stop. Hho took aim,
and he d >dged, but a bullet, went
through his left arm, and it dropped by
Furious with pain, ho dashed toward
her. Hho flrod again, anil this time
wounded him iu the right shoulder,
Faint, nnd quite helpless, he (daggered
against the wall.
"There, you’ve dotio it, old woman,”
he said. “Opontho dour and lot mo
out. My game is tin."
" Mine isn’t,” said old Maggie. “Got
hack into your coffin again, or this timo
I'll shoot you through tho heart."
Tho burglar lookod piteously at her,
but ho saw no morov in her face. He
wont hack to tho eofllu and Iny down in
it. Blood dropped from his wounds,
and ho was growing pair. Maggio did
not want to sen him di • boforo horoyoH,
but fllio did not, ilaro go for aid. To
leavo tho liottso boforo daybreak would
bo to meet this man’s o impanious, and
risk hor own life. Thero was nothing
for it. but to piny Min surgeon herself,
and in a little wliilo sho had stopped
the blood and saved tho burglar's lifo.
Moro than this—sho brought him a cup
of tea, and fod him with it ns if ho kail
been a baby. Nothing, however, could
induce hor to let him out of his eofllu.
About ono or two o’clock sho heard
steps outside, and knew that the other
lmrglnrs were near, hut her stout heart
never quailed. Hho trusted in tho bars
nnd b;)I»s, and they did not betray her.
Tho daylight found her sitting quiet
ly beside her wounded hurglnr, and the
milkman, bright and early, was tho am
IrnHsador who summoned the officers of
When tho bridal party roturnod next
day tho house was neat nnd tidv, and
Mng'gic, in her best nlpaon, told tho
nows in laconic fashion.
“ Frightened !" sho said, in answer to
the sympathetic ejiionlations of her new
mistress. “ Frightonod ! Oh, no ! Fear
wasn’t born in mo."
“ No,” Buid Alaggio. *
living or dead folk. You can go.”
Then she locked tho door and went
into the parlor, and putting the oandlo
on tho mantel, looked at the coffin
through her tears.
“He was good enough to me,” flho
said ; “ poor Air. Archibald ! And this
comes o ’ anting to marry at this timo
of life, and gallivanting on railroads. I
wonder whether he is chnnged much.
I’ll take a look,” and Maggie crossed
the mom and lifted the lid over tho faco
of the inclosed body.
" I’ll take a look." (die said to her
self again. “I’m not afraid of dead
In a minute moro Alaggio dropped
the lid ugain, nnd retreated, shaking
from head to foot. She had f-een within
the coffin a face with its eyes shut, and
with bandages about the lead, and
the ghostly featur b of a clown in a
circus, minus the red mouth.
But it was a living face, well chalked,
and not her master’s, anil Afaggio knew
at once that she had been well hum
bugged—that, the story of her master’s
death was a lie, and that a burglar lay
within the coffin, ready to spring upon ; which,
her and bind her, or perhaps murder
her at any m mite.
H'le could of course open the door
and try to escape ; but the accomplices
of the mnn were doubtless outside. It
Home progress has already been made
in the royal English gnu factories at
Woolwich arsenal in tho manufacture
of tho experimental 80-ton gun, which
is intended to furnish data lor the con
st ruction of tho guns of tho Inflexible.
Tho length of tho gun over all will ho
27 feet, tho bore being 24 feet long.
Tho calibre will bo 14 inches, 15 inches,
and IB niches successively, the gun be
ing bored up after each series of experi
ments. The 14-inch oilibro will take n
projectile of 1,100 lb), firing a mnxi
mum charge of about 190 lb) of special
ly- manufactured powder; tho 15 inch
will take a 1,400 lb shot and about 245
lb) of powder ; the 10-inch will throw a
1,050 lb shot, with about 300 lbs of pow
der. Tho hfiavieHt gnu now in the ser
vice, 12 35 tons (Woolwich Infant), can
pierce 15 inches of iron at the muzzle ;
the ranges at which tho projectiles for
the 80 ton gun will perform tilts same
feet will be—for tho 14-inoh shot, 3,300
yards ; for the 15 inch shot, 5.200 yards;
and for tho IB-inch shot, B,GOO—nearly
four miles. At a fighting range of 600
yards the Woolwich Infant will pene
trate 14 inches of iron ; lmt the 80 ton
gun, with a 11 inch calibre, will pierce
about 17 inches; with the 15 inch, about
i 18J inches ; and with tho 16 inch, about
fear of | oq j nc heH. The maximum range at which
shells could be thrown into a fortrefls
will be—for the 12-inob, about 9,000
yards; 14 inch, 10,000 yards; 15 inch,
10,200 yards ; 16 inch, 10,300 yards, or
eloHe upon six miles.
Yorker tells of some niee
front yards. He Bays:
Couch, or kutoli, grass takes posses
sion of tho Hiiperflcial stratum and ever-
lafltingly splices and plaits its roots into
indistructiole sinnet. It can not be
rooted on' . In India and Persia, where
every blade is scorched by tho blazing
sun and hot winds of the dry season,
horses and cattle arc fed on the succu
lent roots. One rain shower coverfl the
arid, baked, fissured plains with eraer
—A man who was seen coming out of
a Texes newspaper office with a split
nose, with one eye en 1 with one ear,
explained to a policeman that be enter
ed the office simply to inquire if the
editor was in. " And he was in," the
victim mournfully addel.
The intellect has only ono failing,
, is a very consid--rubTe
one,—it has no conscience. Napoi on
is the readiest iastance of ibis. If his
heart had borne any pioportion to his
brain, lie bad been one of the greatest
men in all history.—Lowell.
All About PriUI nocnrntloitf In tho Mood
tlltl Dnytf II. t*J
At a very early date the ait of decora
ting the covering fox** tho foot bogn i to
dovolon ; and the pretty foot of the fair
scorned to have betrayed 1110 earliest
susceptibility to pedal ornaments, al
though tho use of those oraVdlishmonts
was by no means confined to thorn, as
we shall presently see. Homo, of tho
earliest and most distinctly examples
wo And in Jewish records. Tims, in
Holomon’s Hong (7 chop., iv), the bride
is thus addressed r "JIow brnutiftil nro
thy feet with shoes (sandal*), O prinee’s
daughter!" In the ease pf Judith of
the Apocrypha, although her personal
at I motions, the splendor of her attire,
and other ornaments, may liavo Attracted
the attention of the tierce Holofernes,
the Assyrian general, ii wan her saudals
that "ravished his eyes." (Judith, xvi
chap., 9 v.) A passage in Isaiah gives
us au idea of the ohnraoter of some of
tho ornaments employed. " Haughty
daughters of Zion walking and mincing
as they go, and making a tinkling with
their feet. The Lord will take away
the bravery of their tinkling ornaments
about tlioir foot.” Isaiah, olinp. ili, 1(1-
18 ) Tho flrst approach to a boot—and
there was probably nothing of the kind
prior to 509 II. 0.—was in the shape of
a high stocking or greave, a piooo of
leather affixed to tho front of tho shins
as a protection from injury in war, by
means of lenthern thongs or interlaced
hands of leather. This protoot ion doubt-
loss evoiUuntod in the elaborate feetal
greaves which for mod nn important part,
of tho armor of a later period. Tho
transition of tho sandal to tho shoe is
perhaps moro evident in tho seulpturcd
remains of Persia than in any other of
the dumb yet eloquont witnesses of an
Tiio bas-reliefs of Persepolis give
many illustrations of tho style of boots
snd shoes worn by the Persians in tho
time of Darius nnd Xerxes -hotwee
521 B. O. aud 475 B. C. Ono of these
is a sort of nnklo boot, half shoe, half
Hunt 1 ul ; for what is termed tho "upper
leather” is little moro than the straps of
the sandals left much broader tlmu usu
al, and fastened liy buttons along the
top of the foot. This kind of shoo is
represented ns having been worn by
soldiers, the upper classes, aud attend
ants around tho throne of tho king.
Other specimens are completely and
unequivocally shoes, tho ehuraeteris-
ties of the saudsl being apparently en
tirely aliHont. There are also among
those sculptures several kinds of boots,
ono of them being similar to t. 1 o throo-
qunrtnr Wellington of ille present timo.
A highly ornamental dross hoot adorned
tho legs of n gnily-drensed youth do-
pioto l on a Theban painting, aud sup
posed to have belonged; to a country
adjacent to Egypt, ft' is similar in
form to tho drows of Wellington of the
present century, and is a sample of tho
boot decoration then prevailing. Trig-
hirnmi, in his Monumenti. Ktrusehi,
gives an engraving of a heal hen priest,
taken from an mioiont Etruscan sculp
ture, tho figure wearing a pair of top
hoots exceedingly like those worn by
the ditehors and fishermen of to-dav.
The Etruscans were antecedent to tho
Greeks aud Romans in civilization, so
that this must bo very old, nlthoiigh not
so nuniont as tho Theban painting just
It is tolerably clear that, the slum de
veloped into'tho boot, and that Orator
IlnnHley’s celebrated method of making
shoes lmd not boon thought of nt this
early stage of the world’s history. Many
of our readers will recollect tlio anec
dote of tho great mob orator, who onoo,
by a clever strategy, is said to have at
tracted "tho greatest multitude of shoe
makers over known to have boon assem-
bled on ono neonsion ” at his oratory
near Lincoln’s Inn Fields. He had an
nounced a special discourse to shoemak
ers, nnd in order to "draw" un audience,
with the true genius of sensational ism,
he declare 1 that ho could tench thorn a
most expeditious way of making hIiooh.
His method was simple hut conclusive,
viz.: to cut off the tops of their boots.
The ticket of admission on tlmt occasion
bore the appropriate hut mocking motto
—Omne run jus eontlncf. in sc minus (tho
gieater contains the less). It is also
sufficiently clear that iu a gronfc degrep
modern fashion is hut an imitation—a
moro or Iohh refined ono it may ho—of
the other forms nnd fashions whose re
cords arc to bn found on those ancient
monuments. "History repoats itself "
in the way of hoots ami shoos as with
evervtliing else, nnd the hoots of mod
ern day ’ find their earliestexemplars nn
those striking sculptured memorials of
nations whose sun of prosperity hns
gone down forever, but who once occu
pied tho proud placo in tho world of
"first in arts as in arms."
Tho great Persian monarch, Cyrus,
was not only a warlike soldier, hut a
connoisseur in tho art of dross. Ho
was neoustomod to wear purplo and
white robes, and to encase his foot and
legs in yellow buskins. If a man
was unfortunate enough to possess tho
dignity of high staturo, ho recom
mended that ho should wear a suit of
buskin or stocking, between tho sole of
which and the bottom of the foot some
substance might bo inserted to give an
increased hight to tlio wearer. A simi
lar method of increasing their hight
ppenrs to have obtained among women
iso, for Xenophon, in his f/foonomic*,
mentions the wife of Isehomuchus as
wearing high shoos for that purpose.
In tho toxbs of ancient Egypt, women’s
shoes have been discovered that dis
tinctly have this object in view, for they
are formed of a stout solo of wood,
to which is affixed four round props—
really a sort of foot-stool, only flxod
to tho feet, raising the wearer’ a foot
in hight. The Phrygian bonnet, which
the goddess Miborvn is sometimes rep
resented as wearing, is a characteristic
head-dress which finds a fitting coun
terpart in tho Phrygian boot. This
article was worn very high, had four
long flaps or streamers at the top (con
sisting of the leg-skins of animals
whose skins had been used for body
clothing), and were Inced up in front.
—Tho fashionable girl of the period
now takes her Hewing machine wilii her
when she goes to the watering-pi no. s,
for thore she will get " ideas” whiob
tho machinewill work out. Thewisovir-
gin keeps her dress goods in tho piece
until she sees how the rival McFlimsy
has hor summer toilet made ; and this
makes the rival McFlimsy "awfully
mad," for if thore is ono thing she
hates moro than another, it is to have
her clothe) copied,
A Ohicngo Hotel.
Tho following is a translation of nn
nrtielo in a Berlin paper, which will
convey au idea of the Gorman estimates
of tho coming American hotel: "Tho
latest Amorioau progress in building
will bo tho ‘ mammoth hotel,’ soon to
ho oreotod in Chicago. This enormous
hotel is to liavo a frontage of throe
English miles long, nnd a depth of
six miles ; tho height, of seventy-seven
stories, will measure 3,480 feet from t he
ground-floor to tlio roof. Tho hotel
will liavo no stairs, but live hundred
balloons will always be ready to take
visitors up to their rooms. No room-
waiters are to he employed, lmt visitors
will he servod by n newly pntontod an-
tonintio, put up in ovory bed-room, who
will do all shaving, iliampooing, etc.,
to tlio guests l»y a very simplo and in
genious moohanUm. Hupposing the
guest reouires hot water, tho automat iu
will bo ablo to oalHlown stairs : " A
bucket of water up to room number
one million throe thousand ono hun
dred and sovon." and tlio water will ho
up iu seven seconds by a patented eleva
tor. Half an hour boforo table d'hote,
"iiHtond of tho ringing of bolls, a uun
(24-poutidor) will bo flrod on onoli floor
to call tho guests to get icady for their
meals. Tlio tabloa in tho dining rooms
will monsnro four miles enoh, attoud-
anoo to Un performed by twelve waiters
on horsolmOk on either sido of tho table.
Music during table. (Vhote will be played
- -gratis-by eight bands of sqvnnty-snVen
inon onoli. For tho convenience of vis
itors a railway will bo built on onoli
floor as well uh telegraph offices. The
prioo for ono hod-room will he from
$1 to 810. The cost of this building is
estimated to bo 8080,000.000. Tho
^l»ilhird room will contain 900 American,
U 4^V.) French, and 1 English table, and,
most of tlio visitors expooted to be
Amorioans, tho billiard room will be
fitted out with a spittoon of 100 foot in
A Puzzlo for tho Scientists.
At the house of a colored woman by
tho name of Mag Blut.boy, on tho corner
of Tenth and Wooster stroots, there
reside a colored man and his wife by the
name of Fisher, who are tho parents of
a girl oliild baout nine mouths old who
ia certainly ono of tho greatest curiosi
ties of Iho human spemea that wo have
ever hoard or read of. Ex-Polioomnn
William II. Harris, who visited the
houso on Sunday, and oxnminod the
child, informs us that its skin is per
fectly white, although its parents are
both of a dark ginger calm complexion.
Its form and features are perfect 'up to 1
the bridge of its nose, t he chin, mouth
and nasal organ being not only well
formed, but really handsoino ill their
symmetry and general appearance ; but,
commencing with tho eyes, tho fneo and
head lias the appearance of an animal,
moro resembling a white hoar thnu any
thing else of the animal species our in
formant could call to mind. Tim hair
is of a whitish color, nnd like the wool
of a sheep. Its eyes nro round aud
piercing, resembling those of a mink,
aud revolve in their sockets in a very
peculiar manner. They cannot hear
the light of a lamp or candle, aud are
iiifllantly dosed when ono is brought, iu
m, and arc only kept open in tho
day time, when tho room is somowhat
darkened. It has no eyebrows, and the
r u peculiar formation, iu no par
ticular resembling tho eyo of a human
being. Tt is very timid, and whon any
approaches it has tho appeuranee
aud notions of a rabbit startled from its
lere is a flue field lor Mioho who
make human naturo in its various forms
ond peculiarities an object of study nnd
A Spiritualistic Mnrriago.
Tn New Albany, last weok, a marriage
deoid'olly out of the UHiial order was
celebrated between Mr. Gardner
Knapp and Miss La Mira P. Hobbs,
daughter of Dr. Seth Hobbs, nil of that
oity. Whon the (-nests were bidden
and all assembled, the following writ
ten agreement was read and subscribed
to by tho bridal party, no other cere
mony being performed. The parties
thereto nro, wo believe, spiritualistic,
aud tho marriage was according to cer
tain tenets of that belief :
frionda and Icllow-e.ltIzcns, Ladies
We, Gardner Knapp nnd La Mira P.
Hobbs, b liuviug that our hearts and
souls are already mntrimouully united,
appear boforo yon now, thus publicly
to celebrate tho consummation of our
W« hold tlio opinion tlint neither
church nor ststo has any niorut ur «<^m
table right to interfere with, or any just,
claim to bj consulted in reference to
the arrangements that our spontaneous
sentiments and sympathies have
prompted us to inako.
Therefore, in non-conformity to, and
disregarding the rules and regulations
in such oases made and provided by
what is called society, wo adopt such
form and ceremony as in our judgments
d consciences seem most just and
And now, in the presence of these
witnesses nnd our invisible spirit friends
assembled, wo proclaim, and pub
lisli nnd doolnro ourselves husband and
wffe; and may God and tho uugel-world
add their blessings.
An Old Timo Boat Itom.
A writer for tho Pittsburg Chronicle
tells of nn ingenious device fixed on one
of tho early western stoumboat/i to pre
vent attacks by the Indians :
In the year 1818, Maj >r H. II. Long*
was in charge of a detachment of Uni
ted States topographical engineers, de-
tfiled for tho purpose of ranking the
first exploration of the sources of the
Missouri. To carry out this project the
steamer, " Western Engineer,” a little
fellow of thirty tons, was constructed
in this city uudor tho supervision of
Mr. George Evans was engineer of
this craft, and by Mnj. Long’s ordej
there was constructed a singular device
to prevent tho dusky warriors of the
unexplored west from boarding tho
" Western Engineer.” A steam pipe
along forward, until it ronchml tlio how
spirt (in tlioso early days tho position of
the prosuut jnokstaff was ocoupicd by a
small "bowspirt.") Hero the pipe wai
curled up nml fashioned into the simili
hide of a serpent, from whoso opon
jaws George Evauw, in tlio engine room
could cnitso to issue an appalling,
shrieking blast of steam Riiflloiont. to
cause tho most hardy Indian bravo to
flee in terror. John 0. Calhoun
that timo necretary of war, and this
steamer, with o nnpnuion drafts, tho
"Expedition" and " Ii)dopondedoo. M
ascended tlio Missouri to Council Blufts,
being, of course, the first, boats that
readied t hat, point..
"DE FERVISIONS, JOSIAR.”
A sapiout-loolcing Fayetteville darkey,
oscillating botwoon twenty and twenty
live suminors, overtook an old negro
on tho street, tho other day, nnd
wedging him in a fouoo corner, pro-
needed to acquaint him with ull tlio
gorgeous provisions of tho civil lights
bill. Young Africa imparted to old
Africa a fund of valuable information,
" thusly : ”
" Well, Unole Billy, Sumner’s swivel
rights bill has passed the sonata ob do
United Statos widout a murmur."
" Is dat ho, Jbsiar ?’’
"Jess so, Uncle Billy. And say,
Uuolo Billy, wo colored pitBSons isgwine
to seo whoso pervisions in in tho pot.
Wo’s gwino to bo allowed to rido free
on do railroad, smoko in do ladies’ oar,
and put our foot on do percussions of do
seats whonobor wo pleaso 1"
" Is dat so, Josiar?"
" Jess so, Undo Billy, And sny,
Undo Billy, wo’s gwino to bn allowed
to stop at do hotels and net at tlio head
oh do table, mid hub do biggest, slices
ob do oliiokou, aud lay around iu do
parlor and spit, on do Gurnets, and mnlco
the white trash hustle demselvos and
wait on us without grumbling; and
whonobor do boss of do coneorn
shoves a bill nt us, we’ll hub him sent, to
Washington aud obscured in do pleni
) dat t
Undo Billy, And say,
Undo Billy, wo’s gwino to bo allowed
to go to do white schools, and set. up on
do platform wid do teachers and learn
gohography, triggermnnometry, gohoin-
iny, Dutch, French, Choctaw,’algebray,
rheumatics, do rule ob trlco and ilo
"Good God I is dat. so, Josiar ?”
"Jobs so, Unde Billy. And nay,
Uncle Billy, wo’s gwino to bo allowed
to bo buried in ifulio coffins wid lookin’
glasses on do lop ob doui, and doy ill
hub to carry un on a hearse to do grabs
yard and bury us on to” !! white
folks, so when do flay ifw^Miurection
am arrived and do angel Gabriol como
tootin’ along, he’ll sing out tnn his
trumpet, ‘All ob you oolorod common
rise fust!’ Aud say, Undo Billy, do
pervisions ob dat bill—”
" What’s dat you say ’bout pom's-
ions, Josiar V”
" Well, Undo Billy, as I was gwino
on to state, do pervisions of dat bill—”
"Stop right dar, Josiar. You say
dar’s pervisions in dat bill?"
‘‘Jess so, Undo Billy. Do porvis-
is oh do bill—”
‘Htop right dar, Josiar. Ef dar’s
pervisions iu dat hill, I want a sack ob
flour dis berry miuit. Dam do smokin’
in do Indies’ oar, and do gohography, and
io Latin, and do italic coffins ! 1 want
lepervision. Josiar. Day’s all doro is
in do bill wtiff a cent.—Fai/ettevlUe.
Bills Which Go Ovor to tho Next
Among tlio bills which go ovor till
the next session are the following :
tho reliof of owners aud pur
chasers of land sold for diroot taxes in
the insurrectionary states.
Amending the ninth seotion of the
sot approved July 13, I860, concerning
deposits in savings banks. #
To establish nml maintain a national
savings depository as a hrauch of the
To incorporate tlio Southern Trans
continental railroad company.
Granting to railroads in the territories
tho right of way through the public
lands of the United Htates.
Providing for tho eonstriiotion of tho
Portlaud, Dallas and Halt Lake railroad,
and for the performance of all govern
mnnt services free of chargo.
To enable the central branch of tlio
Union Pacific railroad company to sub
mit its claim against tho United Htates
under tho existing laws to the decision
of tho supremo court.
Amoudatory of the olvil rights law.
To authorize tho organization of na
tional banks without a circulation.
To estttVAinW U»« lurriinry of Pembina,
id provide a government tneroror.
Providing for postal telegraph.
Providing for the resumption of specie
pay mo* t and for free banking.
Amoudatory of the tariff and internal
revenue liws. This bill failed in con
sequence of the disagreeing votos on the
tho admission of New Mexico and
Colorado as states.
Repealing tlio pre-emption and amen
datory of tho liomestea 1 laws.
To protect navigable waters of tho
United Htates from injury and ohstrua-
House bill for tho reorganization of
Tho houso bill to equalize bonntios.
Tho bill granting pensions to nil sol
diers of the war of 1812, and their
widows and children.
For the eonstriiotion and repairs of
Mississippi river levees.
The McCrary bill regulating charges
for railroad transportation.
Tho senate bills for the abolition of
compulsory pilotage, and to authorize
the organiz ition of national hanks with
out circulation. All the land grant
bills, and many hundred bills for tho
relief of individuals.
--Mrs. Wynkoop, a strong-minded
woman, has opened u renl estate office
iu Chicago, and not. one >r :,o Chicago
pupers Ins dar d to Call it a hon-coop.
—A Baltimore bride, according to a
reporter, wore callu lilies iu hor Lair.
H^ven oalla lilies in a neat cluster on
the top of a lady’s head would look well.
FACTS AND FANCIES.
—Patiouoo and gentleness nro powor.
—Dollars aud souse do not uoocHsari-
ly 1 ravel togothor,
—Thore is not a daily nowspaper iu
the state of Florida.
—Epitaph for a oaunibnl—Ono who
loved Ida follow-mou.
—A Minnesota granger has tliroo
thousand acres of henna.
—The host rofraiu for driukiug songs
—refrain from them altogothor.
—Dr. Ilayes measured an iceberg
that got aground in water nearly half a
mile iu depth.
—"Taxes," said Dean Hwift, "nro
tho inevitable oouBcquonoos of boiug
too fond of g.ory.”
—Ho that is ungratofnl has no guilt
but out); all other crimos may pass for
virtues in him.— Youdff,
—A Brooklyn gill has just rejected a
suitor because liis arm wnBirt long
enough to go round her.
—All tho difference—A thiof running
away is a scamp, but tho polioomau’s
chase after him is a scamper.
—Ilo who saddens at t hought, of idlo-
noHH cannot he idle, and lie’s awako who
thinks himself asleep.—Keats.
To make a dog add, multiply, or
subtract, tio up ono of his paws nnd ho
will put down throe and carry ono.
—Men spend tlioir lives in tho servieo
of their passions instead of employing
tlioir passions iu tho sorvioo of thoir
—Our thoughts nro opoohs in our
lives ; ull else is but as a journal of tho
winds that blow while wo nro lioro—
—As nn oxouro for rejecting a widow
er, a fair young damsol informed a
friond that sho did not want a "warmed
—Ill this oountry there is a doctor to
ovory 018 of tho population, wliilo in
Franco and England thore is only one
to every 2,000.
—Another sure indication of tho ap
proach of tlio croquet season—Indies
ordering gaiters a Couple of sizes too
small for them.
—^Inviolable fidelity, goad humor,
and complacency of temper ontlivo all
tho charms of a lino face, nnd inako the
(loony of it invisible.
—A Btindify-Sohool scholar being ask-
oil what became of men who deceive
tlioir fellow-men, promptly exclaimed,
"They go to Europe.”
—" For a yonug woman to begin to
pick lint off a young man’s oont collar”
is said to bo tlio flrst symptom that tho
young man is in porll.
—Ouc thing is clear to me, that no
indulgence of passion destroys tho»pirjp
nal natnru wVinuoh n** tflflpeatfthW walf-
ishnoss.—Georpe Me Donald.
—An Illinois boy rubbod arsenic on
his tooth so that ho could bite his fa-
thor in tlio log and dose him when tho
old mau lmnlod him ovor his knee.
—"If a naughty girl should hurt
you, like a good girl, you would forgive
her, wouldn’t you?”. "Yes, inarm,”
Hho replied, "if I oouldu’t catch hor.”
—A Maud Muller laughod heartily at
a young haymaker whon tho yollow
jackets got up hisnankoon trousers, but
when they got up her’n it wasn’t so
—" Pleaso, sir,” said a littlo girl who
was sweeping a crossing for a living,
"you have given mo a bud ponny.”
" Never mind, little girl, you may keep
it for your honesty.”
—Honest thinkers arc always stealing
from enoh other. Our minds are full
of waifs and ostrays which wo think nro
our own. Innocent plagiarism turns up
—It. is a law of nature that faint
hearted men should bo tho fruit of
luxurious oountrios, for wo never find
that tho same soil produces delicacies
—The umiablo is tho voluptuous in
expression or manner. The sense of
pleasure in ourselves is that which ox-
cites it in others ; or tho art of pleasing
is to seem pleased.—Hazlitt.
—A Now York state editor, who has
boon on an excursion to Alabama, with
a company of journalists, puls "Lou
isville uguiust tho world for tobacco,
whisky and pretty women.”
—Public opinion cannot do for virtue
what it does for vice. It is the ossenco
of virtuo to look ab ve opinion. Vice is
consistent with, and very often strength
ened by, entire subserviency to it.
—No, sir, yon are wrong. Tlio Falls
of Bt. Anthony wore not named after
Susan B. Anthony. They are supposed
to bo 2,000 years old, wliilo she isn’t a
day ovor two hundred.
—All mv own experience of lifo teach
es mo the coniouiin. lint Uia.
fear. Tho phrase "profound cunning
has always seemed to mo a contradiction
in terms. I never know a cunning mind
which was not either shallow, or, on
some points, diseased.—Mrs. Jameson.
—No ono (savo hotel keepers) cau
have any conception of tho profit'made
out of bridal parties at Niagara. Harsh
is too full of love to oat and " Foder-
wick” partakes sparingly, wliilo embar
rassment predominates. Every meal is
morel y "lookod at” by tho simpletons,
wliilo board at tho rate of $-1.50 por day
goes right along.
—Tweed still draws well. A few days
ago ho was brought into a Now York
court as a witness. The World says:
"There was a crowd iu waiting, which
pressed around tho carriage as he
alighted, nnd followed him as ho wns
conducted to tho court room. He took
a scat near the jury-box, and during the
trial of two or three other cases before
Unit in which lie was to bo u witness
was called, ho was the object of great
interest to tho continual stream of peo
ple who walkod in to look at him and
then filed out ugaiu. Mr. Tweed is
very little changed since tho timo of his
trial and conviction, and seems to bo in
fine physical condition. His hair and
whiskers have grown a shade lighter,
nnd his face is sliirLtiv thinned, tlio ugh
his oounteniiuce is as Hushed au 1 his
eyes are as bright as over. He wore a
w> ito necktie, as usal, but the famous
diamond studs were not in his sliirt-