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SATURDAY, NOV. 1, '1.171.
S. O'lU-lnl Paper for i-fi;i.
31 .x !
1 l.cvo is room for improvement
in the customs anil nulls of men,
professional and otherwise, in a great
many directions. Man, in his high
est slate of development, is but an
orrii.g creature, .and liable to com
mit ' ogivgious blunder . Krrors
ti:cc detected, however, should he
corrected , if possible, and guarded
aga.ii:s-t iit the future. The train of
circumstances lea-ling to them
should be not el ami avoided. Men
in diuerei.t kinds of business, a. d
ltl 11(1 sonic
in j roie i i s, a re
more or kvs in
fluenced in their conduct ly certain
habits, some of them pernicious,
which have somehow become a part
of the business or profession. The
objovt of a pursu't is to promote in
dividual welfare and happiness, by
'advancing the interests of others. In
other words, the law of recipiveity,
which is the natural out-growth of
tlie social tie, is the foundation on
which business piirsuits, which liojx.'
for honorable success, are predicated.
The claims of the giver and receiv
er, the pi ducer and consumer, be
ing alike independent and mutual,
the courtesies and amenities, roeeg
nizxd among gentlemen, are com
mon property, ana siioukl never lx
withholden by either. "As ye
would that others should do unto
you do ye even so to them," is the
moral duty of every man to his
brother, and the basis of true polite
ness and re'incmci.t. These gen
eral remarks lead us to notice a
practice which has become quite
prevalent among a certain class ot
lawyers, who practice in our courts,'
of grossly insulting witnesses who
testily against the interests of their
client. They speak to such wit
nesses in harsh and imperative
tones, sometimes accompanied by
taunts and insinuations more adapt
ed to the character of a vile crimi
nal, than to that of the honest wit
ness who conscientiously endeavors
to cent me himself, in giving hi tes
timony, to the "truth, the whole
truth, and nothing but the truth."
This class of lawyers assume, by
their manner, that every opposing
witness is a vile miscreant, a de
praved wretch, unworthy of any
thing like decent or iolitc treat
ment. The habit is a bad one, and
should be corrected. The lawyers
who most frequently indulge in it,
are generally of that class denomi
nated pettyfoggers and shysters.
Thev are generally destitute of
property, and a maligned witness
has no recourse, unless lie takes it
out of his hide, which would' he an
unlawful act. wl.ijh a law aVd ng
man, and gentleman, does not wisl
to commit. It is within the prov
ince of judges on the lxmch to stop
this thing, by rebuking and fining
the lawyers who may be guilty of
insulting witnesses, and they owe
it to mankind in general to do it.
The news from Matamoris, Mex
ico, contains the information that
the Mexican people are again cn
gaged in a civil war.' -Mexico, like
the volcanic character of some of
its mountains, is ever, if not actual
ly, upheaving or shaking, in a threat
ened state of disturbance. Revolu
tion and anarchy seem to be the
normal condition of Mexico. From
the period of the introduction of the
adventurous and restless blood of
Spain, under the invincible leader
ship of Cortes, into the circulation
of the body politic of Mexico, has
that, nation been subjected to oft
recurring revolutions and disastrous
wars, Revolutions have swept
over that devoted country so often,
that, at this distance, we almost
wonder that there should be any
thing in the shape of a government
h ft to light about. They seem to
be the most belligeraut of seal la
wag, apparently taking as much
delight in trying to kill o..e another,
and destroying things generally, as
they do in cock and bull lights.
Almost every time they elect a
President, or perform any other elec
tive work of importance, some op
posing or disappointed individ ual
heads a - revolution. Kverybody
ilies to arms, and devastation, out
rage and blood are the results. It
would Ik? a wholesome thing for
civilization, if Mexico were swal
lowed up in one of her earthquakes,
swept into the ocean by one of her
tornadoes, or placed under the con
trol of Uncle iram.
The Administration at Washing
ton is lopping off useless office
holders. From Decemlier, 18G5,to
January, 18G7, there were 5,050
revenue officers in the service ; from
18G7 to 18G8 there were 5,720, and
on the 1st of October the number
was decreased to 4,2G0, showing a
reduction since the date first men
tioned of 1,590- more than twenty-
iive per cent. This reduction in
cludes eight Assessors and eight
Collectors, whose annual expenses
averaged 10,000 each. The worst
enemies of Grant must acknowledge
tliat he conducts the Government
on an economical basis.
AcRnowMj tut en t.
Under the head of"4 Our Brethereh
of the Press" the Chicag o Trihuw of
the 13th thus acknowledges material
aid extended to it :
Onr mo:t grateful thank- are rc
turned to the i.'inftuiin; i ''.''.'''' for
sending to us, without waiting for or
ders, a complete font of type distribut
ed in ca-es . to the .Vim toi (St. bonis)
DiM.i twit for sending u hi like man
ner, . 0." I .undies of paper: to the Ciu
c'nnati ;:.ettv an! J-.'nnrer for otter
ing u everything that we nerd ami
em Hint transportation for: the
Aurora. Hr, n- n for it- prompt otiV r to
print our newspaper on its steam
pre- : to the Duhu ine pajn rs for sim
ilar offers. In every qu 'trier we have
met from our hrcllicren uSthe press H
spirit of iilieraitty and kindness nql! di
ed only liy tiie mtiailicent charity
which his tlowsi into the stiiiei u:g
people of Chicago from all quarter- oi
this bleed land. Cud he praPed far
such loving hearts !
We have two of i Joe's eight cylinder
presses in I lie li--emcnl ofol'the 'J'rift-i-tif
building, one of which is un
harmed, ami the other omy slightly
injnreil. 'i'he i;ie proof huiiding.
whieii it-e!f n-sisti d i v ryiiiing i x
cept smelting furnaee heat, ha .-aved
these prieeless artiele-s of maehiuery.
It will he some time In-fore we can get
tlie wall- so secured that it will le
safe to commence work in our old
ipi :rter hut our hjvtlieren of the press,
and the puhlie, may he a-ured tiiat
no time will he wa-tel in getting to
work again on the corner of i'eari)orn
u nil lailison.
J5a!;tlion of I3imts.
Calcutta merchants have a novel
way of whiling away idle hours.
According to a local paper, betting
i drops of rain is just now the
fashion there, even rcsivctable
native business men wagering large
sums on Use rauitail. When -the
weather becomes cloudy, wagers are
laid as to the time within which
the down-pour may ba exacted.
The wager being laid, the crowd
wait patiently, to see the water run
out of the spouts, for a drizzle is
not recognized ; and unless the
water drips from the spout, the
party who bets it will not rain has
not lost. Sometimes the utmost
confusion prevails; it rains fbr'a
few minutes, and the crowd look
anxiously at the spouts ; if the
water does not drip, the yell is ter
rific, losers attribute it to foul play,
and boys are immediately sent up
to the top of the house to see
whether tlie spout lias not been
A Min.wr.K. A correspondent
of the Xew York Vorh7i writing
from Chicago concerning the fire,
says : "The safety of 3Ir. Ogden's
house remains a miracle. The fire
was on all four sides of it. And
for a mile on all four sides of it
there is not a human habitation nor
a green thing ; and yet not only is
the house sate and unsinged, but
the trees and the palings and the
very sidewalks show no sign that
there lias been a fire raging within
twenty miles of them. The house
and its grounds occupied a whole
square. J Jut so did many other
villas near it, of which no trace
remains. The family, it is said, did
not move a thing as indeed there
was no place to move anything to
but only kept a carriage in wait
ing so as to escape in case tlie ne
cessity should come, which never
The tot il population of Illinois hv
the Ufth census i- 2..V;;),S'.) . Of I his
iiumiitr 2.O.") U"t3 wi re I oru in the
dated States; 1,1)0 ,11 1 are white-!
and 2 '."jr.) are colored ; ."i.,1iH were
horn in foreign countries; "14.iisl
white, and '2l'.i co!ort d, 1 ( hine-e and
2 Indians. The nuinhi r of persons re
siding m the I mted States who were
1-orn i:i I he State, of Illinois i l. tr.l.-
411 ; ofthis nuinhir 1,2 s;).. ";): still live
in the Mate, o,s7 arc in Arkan-a-.
lo.'i.y.t are in t"aiiforiiia. l!,r'.)j are in
Indiana. (.". ;5;)1 are iu Iowa. J3."j."S
mviii KaiKH, l,(H- are ia Kentucky,
'.72 are iu Massachusetts, 0.0."7 are ia
Michigan, 10.K7'.) are in Minnesota,
72: 2- are in Missouri, '.'.(too are in Xe-
hrasiva, l.lmare m .Nevada, ilt are
ia Xew .Jersey, I'.)are ia Xew York,
0,274 are ia Ohio, 4,722 are in Oregon,
2.2 " are ia rennsylvania. 2, J'jd aie
ia Tennessee. 5,x,"t are ia Texas, 12.
2.'4arcin Wi-coasin, 1:512 aiv in Colo
rado. O-fs :nv ia Dakota. 2'H are in the
District of CoIuuiUa. 4tK) a:v .in Idaho.
I'M are in Montana, 2.10".ire in Utah,
(45 are ia Washington Turitory. anil
the remainder ia every Suite and Territory.
4I am hajjp Dr tormcet you again;
the cholera is said to ho on its way to
this country, and I want to.lcani sonic
thing concerning if. Have you anv
tinie to talkahout it :-f'
I a'.n at your service for a tew
" Weil, Doctor, first tell nu- when
thi' cholera eomes from,"
' Thi-re are three kinds of cholera
r'l '''( woi'Im-; v'mlrrK ifffn(iin, and
Aiu'niic. r'i-t,Wn. 1 suppose vou mean
- I do.''
'it principal home is in the mar.-liv
regioaoflhe (Janges, where it has
hie a for hu.idreds of year.. Ieiu:ue
it continues- there, it U sj;id to
he euili'mic tliere, that is, it is peculiar
to that country. It is also endemic,
not to so great an cMeiit, in some por
tions of l Yr.-iu and ladeiH ailant Tara
rr." ' WK. eaiisi-s H there:-"
"Th.e lilthy ha hit soft he Tow, degra
ded ijeople, tid ied to the, miasmatic
coiidiiioa of the coiinlrv.'
When did it go from tho-e loeali-
Fnioirt ri i. liKconn. Ia the awful
fire that swept over a portion of Wis
consin a f unify named Xewherry was
destroyed. A correspondent of the
Fond dii Lac Cviiinioiiire-ilth, of the
13th October, ia writing of this sad
a flair, says :"
A man named May was found three
un irters of a mile from his house, his
wife aUut the same distance north,
and his little boy, four years old. the
suae; distance northeast. The Xew
herry families, consisting of seventeen
p -rs us were all lost.. They lived
near each other. Ihev owned a null
ind three farms. Old. man XowIerry
was not lounii. v iiaries vewnerry
ran about a half a mile and fell, and
his two little bovs running hand ia
hand were found a little leyoad the
father, l3'hig side by side, while his
wite. and mother were found on the
road near a bridge; she, forgetful of
her own sullerhig, tried to save her
babe. Her cluirred hand was pressing
the head of her child upon tins ground,
so that it might not breathe the lire.
The chilli's face Was all that was un
injured. One of the Xewberrys was
found dead in the water under the
Tlie Chicago Times is incorrigi
ble. It says that most peojde who
have burned out in Chicago are
not -worth'-very much, hut those
who liave not been burned out at
all are absolutely of no account,
and are very properly regarded
It is said of our new Western
poet that though - his songs are
Sierras" he is always Joaquin,
The Democrats are determined
to make an effort to carry Massa
chusetts in the Xovemlxjr election.
Tlie problems of perpetual motion
and how to make water run up hill
Tlie only thing that the Tam
many King members iu Xew York
refuse to take willingly is the small
pox. Hot stoves have been takn
with ease ; but small-pox is an un
A little boy, when asked by a
lady if lie studied hard at school,
said : "I do not hurt myself at it."
"Ah, said the lady, "vou must
study hard or you'll never be Pres
ident of the United .States." "Xo.
mam !" cried the boy, "but I don't
expect to be ; I'm a -Democrat."
PRKCAITIOXS IX VlsITlXG lXFKCTKl
Rooms. When the great philanthro
pist 1 Loward was asked what precau
tions he used to preserve himself from
infections in the prisons, hospitals, and
dungeons which he visited, lie respon
ded w'th his ien as follows :
1 here answer once for all. that
next to the free goodness and merev of
the Author of iny being, tni irance
ami clemltneaH are my preservatives.
Trusting to Divine Providence,
anil believing myself in the way of
duty, I visit trie most noxious cells ;
and while thus employed f'-nr no evit.
' I never enter a hospital or prison
before breakta.st; ami,
" In an offensive room I seldom draw
iny breath deeply."
No better precautions than thee
need be given. The answer of Ho wan I
should Ijc indelibly impressed on eve
ry memory. ' '
The Ttutes has iiifomation from the
Captain of the steamer If ermann,
which sailed for Bremen Sept. 23d.
lending to tlie belief that A. J. Garvey
and wife went on the steamer, a-nm-
inr the name of McDoiruil, anil on
their arrival at Bremen proceeded to
Basle, Switzerland. The Times says a
letter was received yesterday irom
Bremen, in which the writer stated he
had met 3Ir. Jussnrs, of Chicago, who
told him of a suspicion i persoa'age on
the Hermann, and gave the same facts
as derived from the Captain of the
its fa st great jour::e;.- was ia 1 SI 7.
Ia Augu 4 of that year it broke away
from its u-ud hau.it jmd suddenly
made it s appearance in Calcutta, where
it niged for over a year, destroying
large numbers, oft he people.'
Will you describe the journey ?'
"Thence, it extended northward to
XVpauo, southward to Madras and
Ceylon, and Malacca. In 1819 it
pushed its way into the Burmese Em
pire and o'.her countries in eastern
Asia. A year later it arrived ia Bom
hay, where it destroyed loK.OOOperoas.
Then it went to Madagascar, oa the
eastern coast oi" Africa, and thence to
Borneo, Celebes, on the Phillipian
" The first journey, then, was east
" J low soon diI it travel west?"
" In 1S21 it started northwest, fol
lowing the course of rivers and tlie
main traveled roads to Persia, Arabia,
and Asia Minor. J fere it stopped for
atime. Iu 12.'1 it broke out again ia
Central Asia, and carried oil hundreds
of thousands of thy people. Ia 1S2'J it
apjeared ia southern Kus.da, and a
year later in Moscow.- Iu ls:l it
spread over central Europe, anil
reached Snnd. r.aud. England, iu Octo
ber of th it year. As early as .lanu iry
following. that is ia ls:52, it reached
Edinburgh, and a mouth later broke
out in J Loudon, where, however, its
ravages were small. Ia another
month it was in Paris, and soon was
ia other cities ia France. June Sth.
1S;2, it iirst appeared oa this side of
the Atlantic, at Quebec; June 10, it
was at Montreal; and on .June 21 it sud
denly apiea red ia Xew York, having
passed over without a Heeling the in
termediate districts. Thence it rapid
ly spread to several of the principal
cities of the United States.
" I see. Doctor, that it moved ia
cold weather to some of the northern
'Certainly : it does not, like mellow
fever, confine itself to the warmer cli
mate or season.'
" Is it not more destructive in warm
"Generallwbut in liussia its worst
ravages were in Peteiiburgh iu mid-
In U. it revisited this country;
n rMhi ia lO-lO. and ia 1-Ct. 'I here
were a few ca?cs also, it iftllcged, ia
Doctor, about what proportion ot
those attacked with the cholera die?
'The statistics vary. In England
the mortality wasalmut 3S.5 per cent
of those attacked: hi Paris. 4'. iercent;
in liussia, 5S.; per cent :, m the L mteu
States. 40 to oO per cent.
" Is cholera contagious?"
"It is not. Physicians were once
divided in opinion on the finest ion, but
are so no longer. ,ome, m onier w
test the question, have gone so iar as
to ii n xvu'a e then s.'hc with the bile,
blood, and discharges from tlieir chol
era patients, all without any ill ef-
What do you think are the causes
"Here there is much mystery. Va
rious opinions have prevailed, but alter
all we must confess we know little of
its cause. There are certain predis
posing conditions which favor its prop
agation, such as personal or local iin
eleanltness, errors ia diet, drunkenness,
and misery. Nervous fear of its at
tack would seem also to invite it. as it
is a disease which eliects especially the
nervous system. During the preva
lence a few years ago in a city where
the writer was residing, an old sewer
was oixmed for repairs in one of the
streets along which no case had yet
appeared. The weather was warm,
and the stench from the old sewer Was
considerable; and within three tlaj's
there were thirty cases in the dwell
ings near by."
..'I must not detain j'ou longer,
lioetor. except to ask what 3 011 would
advise us to do on the approach of the
" First and chiefly observe the moat
rigid rules of thorough cleanliness, of
person, house, and street. Cleans out
houses, irutters and sewers thoroughly.
Use disinfectants plentifully. Don't
take many drugs.- Avoid unripe
fruits and intoxicating honors. Have
a good eoascenee, anil so live as to not
fear death. lienieniler that the uis
tressiug fears invite an attack. As to
remedies, consult voiu physician, if
you liave a good one, and tlie, pages of
Home and llejiiui
, THE M1M.IOXAIIIK.
ljurleigh, the Xew York corres
pondent of the Boston Journal, thus
describes the personal appearance of
Stewart; the millionaire", his "new
city 011 the plains," the other day :
. There is not pr.lably a 1 letter
preserved mriu 011 ti e continent than
A. T. h'tewart. A little tinge of
gray on the upper part of his windy
whiskers is all the indication of age
there is about him. His form "is
lithe and genteel, lie wears tine
fitting ck thes, and would be taken
tor a successful merchant or profes
sional man of not over forty years
of age. 1 1 is manners are very quiet,
and, in ordinary conversation, his
tone is very low. lie says but lit
tle, and he stood'in the midst of his
possessions at Hempstead eight
miles long aad four wide he ap
peared like an uninterested specta
tor, with perfect leisure on his
l.ai.ds, instead of a man carrying on
a gigantic business. With his two
large stores, over which he exercises
personal and autocratical control :
except the Astors the heaviest land
lord iu the city, with an innumerable
number of tenants to lookafcer; his
huge, hotel on I'ark avenue lor wo
men, now in process of erection, with
the expenditure of thirty millions
on his garden city, would constitute'
a business qu'te sufficient for most
men. Stewart takes the whole
thing as quietly as ho would take
A little girl was told to spell
ferment" and give its meaning
with a sentence in which it was
used. ... The following was literally
ier answer : "Ferment' is a verb
signifying to work ; - I love to fer
ment in tlie-' garden.' .
Jlatrimony is Like Tammany; it
s its ring. The Tammany King;,
will never be in danger of "having,
something to wear," as long as thev
lave plenty of 2cecc7.
The Democracy have not opened
their batteries upon Phil. Sheridan
of late. The Chicago Democrats
avc taken back all the naughty
things thev ever said about the
lero of Winchester.
Marsluil Patrick, of Salt I-ake, is
getting' ready to follow and arrest
Brigham Young. Urigham is moving
south with eleven wagons and one
hundred armed men.
Tlie Grand Jury was dismissed yes
terday without finding an indictment
against Tweed. :? His case will lie
brought before the new Grand Jury, to
ue empaneled on jlonuav.
Two thousand tickets, at ten dol-
Jara i caeh, have been issued for the
grand ball to the Grand Duke Alexis,
iu New York.
I. ess than a hundred years ago
the 1'c. n ylv.ania Legislature or
dained tl at "no member should
com? to the house barefoot, or eat
his bread ami cheese on tlie steps."
A good gauge by which to meas
ure a man's character is his language.
Poor men seek meat for their
stomach : rich men seek stomachs
for their meat. .
A Minnesota juror addressed 3
note to the judge, in which he
tvled him as "Onorable Jug."
Why are -birds melancholy in the
morning? Because their little bills
are all over dew. ,
"Sir, you have the advantage of
Quite right ; you are quite
right, sir. Almost everybody of
common sense has."
'Ieave 3011, my friend,' saiiTa tipsv
fellow, clinging to a .lamp-post 011 a
dark night; 'leave you iu a condition
not to take tare, or yourselt:, J lie.
Trying to do business without adver
tising, is like winking at a pretty girl
through a pair of goggles. You may
know what you are doing, but nobody
el :-e doe. 1
"How would you like to sit 011 a
jury ?" asked a gentleman of a
strong-minded old maid. "I'd as
soon sit on a hatchet," said the
spiuister, with a shake of her bom
The Democratic pyramid is being
formed. Kentucky and Texas have
wheeled in line, and we soon ex
pect to hear that the Dutch have
taken Holland. 'Hah ! , ;
II. A- WHUml ha purchased liis
brother's interest in Willard's Hotel,
Washington, for $301,000,
A Gieat Fakmeks Maxims,
The successful life of Mr. Jacob
S rawn. the prine3 of American farm
ers is attributed to the close ob crvance
of the following maxims, originated by
Whe.i you wake up do not roll over,
but roll out, It will' give you time to
ditch ail your sloughs, break them,
harrow them, sow them.
Make vour fencing high and strong.
and tight so that it will keep the cattle
and pigs out.
Ifyoii have TruJi make your lots
secure, and keep your hogs from the
cattle ; for if the corn is kept c.enn,
thev will eat it letter than if it is not
lie sure to get your hands to bed by
seven o'clock they will rise early bv
force of circumstances. Pay a band.
ifheia poor hand, all you promise
lam ; if he is a good hand. ay a little
more ; it will encourage him to do
Always feed vour hands as well a
you do yourself, for the laboring men
are tlie bone and smew or tlie land,
and ought to be well treated.
I am satisfied that early rising, in
dustry and steady haoits. aie tlie best
mod ernes ever prescribed tor health.
When rainy, bad weather comes, so
1 hat you cannot work out of doors, cut,
split and haul your wood.
Make your racks, lix your fence or
gate that is oft tlie hinges, or weather-
lioard vour barn where the wiail has
blown the siding oil", or patch the roof
of your bam or house.
Study your interest closely, and do
not spend vour tune 111 electing l'rest-
dents Senators und other small of
ficers, or talking' of html times when
spending your time whittleing store
Take your time and make j our cal
culations, don't, do things iu a hurry,
but do them at the right time, and
keep j-our mind as well as your body
Storing Winter Aptt.es. A cor
respondent of Laics nf Life, who claims
to have bad extended experience, is
decidedly of the opinion" that ap
ples keep far better when put into
close boxes or barrels, and secluded as
much as possible from the air. When
thus stored, lie says, they will come ;
out iu the spring full and plump as
when taken from the tres. Many va
rieties, as the Talman Sweet, Spitzen
burg, and those kinds tliat are not
considered as long keejer3, and shrivel
badly, will do well in this way. I '
have, lie continues, found universally, 1
that they keep better to let tbem lie
without picking over. It i$ much bet
ter to pack them iu large bins across
tlie cellar, say six or seven feet high,
and four or five feet wide, .and' cover
them uptight, than to lay them on
shelves. 1 once saw- sucli a bin that
a man bad kept through winter.
About tlie first of Aprillie thought he
would open the windows on the side
of the cellar next to the bin, to-let in
the air, that they might keep better.
I was at his irtaee, and lie called mj'
attention to the fact. Two windows
just over the bin were .opened about
ten days or two weeks, and the apples
just exactly opiosite the windows
al)out a third rotted for about a foot in
depth, and the remaining part were
not rotted at all. Another instance.
A neighbor of mine had aliout five
hundred busliels in a pile in the cellar.
As they became a little sjecked, he
commenced picking them over; when
altout half done, got tired and let them
go. When marketed, about six weeks
after, he found, that about one-third
of those picked over were not fit for
market, while all but about one-twentieth
of tlie others were good. This I
have seen iu numerous Instances. If
you wish to try the exerimeut, make
a box as tight as a carpenter can make
it, and when picking 'from the orcliard
fill it dnd nail it tUst. Let it lie in
the orcliard till it is iu danger of freea
ing ;then put it in the cellar. - Put the
same quantity on shelves oa trial. r l
am pretty sure, the experiment will
Place the first five proper names or
the Bible so as to form a sentence of
chastisement Adam, Seth Eve, Caiti
: . .
A soldier had better smell of gun-
l ow.ler tlian musk. Don (Quixote.
Berlin is the cheapest of the great
cities on the Continent to live in.
The new cotton crop will amount to
llecently a love-sick swain was
paying court to his Dulcina. She
had smuggled him into the parlor;,
and the darkness only served to,
conceal her blushes while John told
the story of his Lve. The muttfer
ed words reached the parental ear,
and coming suddenly into the room
he demanded to know of 3Iary who
it was she had with her. -
"It's the cat, sir," was the mum
' "Drive" it out oflierOj" thundereil
J ";-?cat!" f creamed Alary, and
then sotto voice: "John, mew a
1 tt'e." - ,
j John set up a woful yowl.
i "That cat has got a cold," re-
marked the parent.
j John yowled louder than ever.
I 'Confpund it, bring a light, and
scare the thing out.'
This was too much, and John
made a leap for the window, carry
ing a etfass and frame with him.
"Thunder ! what a cat !" said
the parent, contemplating the ruin
after a light was brought. "I
never saw anything like it; its tail
is made ot broadcloth : as he?
viewed the fluttering remnant hang
ing from the window.
A Yankee in Texas, who sat lis
tening to the stories of a Louisian-
ian in regard to the marvelous
growth of sugar-cane on his planta
tion, near New Orleans, finally
said : "That ain't nothing. I've
seen cane iu New England mor'n a
mile long !" "What kind of cane
was it?" was the general inquiry.
"A hurricane !" answered the tri
"Mar, why don't you speak?'
asked little Jake. - "Why don't
you say suthin funny?' "What
cau I say ? Don't you see I'm busy
Irymg doughnuts ( feay sutlnn- tun
ny indeed I" " Aval, yer might say
J ake, won't yer hev a cake ? Tliat
'ud be f inny lor you
Married. Octoljer 22d, at the resi
dence of the bride's parents, by J'ulfr
A. Powell, 3Ir. Henry Knighton and
Miss Racliael Vernon all of Linn
county. i -
October 19th, at tlie residence of Mr.
J. G. Powell, by Elder A. Powelk
Mr. Geo. C. Davis and Miss Mahaley
Al Kidgeway all of Linn county.
Died. In San Francisco, California,
October 30, 1871, Mrs. Catherine Par
rel, aged sixty years.
Mrs. Parrel formerly resided in this
city, and leaves many friends and ac
quaintances liere who will sincerely
mourn lier death. . -
In this city, Oct. 31st, Ethel, only
daughter of 11; IT. and Fanny Arm
strong, aged one year and six months.
IU this city, on the 29th tilt
CliarJotte Belt, only -daughter of N. S.
and Clara Hell Du Bois, aged eight
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