The Forest Republican. (Tionesta, Pa.) 1869-1952, November 14, 1871, Image 1

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IU lie made, or discrimination aiuom
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the psiier to advertise liberally.
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No Subscriptions received for shorter
period than throo months.
Correspondence solicited from nil ports
of the country. No notice will be taken of
hnnonymous' communications.
Mnrrlturos and Doath notice insortod
Let us have Faith that Right makes Might ; and in.that Faith let us to the end, dare do our duty as we understand it."--LINCOLN.
VOL. IV. NO. 32.
I. O. Gh T.
l Tecte every Wednosday evening, at 8
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W. n. DUNN, W. C
M. W. TATE, W. S.
him Slreef, rovirr, PA.
Isaac Ash,
A ff ORNEY AT LAW, Oil City, Va.
xYPvvlll practice In the various Court of
Forest County. All business entrusted to
sU care will receive prompt attoutl n.
10 ly
V. W. Mason,
Street, above Walnut, Tionesta, Pa.
C. W. Gilflllan,
nanfro Co., Pa. tf.
N. B. Smiley,
ATTORNEY aT LAW, Petroleum Cen
tre, Pa. Will practice lu the Bovcral
Courts of Forest County. 35-ly
W. P. MercllUott,
Attorney at Lair.
TIIR UNDERSIGNED havinir associ
ated themselves together In the prac
tice of law, od'er their professional services
to the public
iiusincss promptly a'tenoeu to in an uie
... .. 'i-. t ,i .. i . . i i
courts of arroll,
Forest and adjoining
count !s,
Wain u. To.
Tidioulo, Ta.
Tionesta House.
M.ITTET., Proprietor, Elm St., Tlo
. neita. Pa., at the mouth of the creek.
..Mr. .litis has thoroughly renovated the
Tioriosu House, and re-furnishod it win-
plotelv. All who patronize him will be
well entertained at reasouableTates. 1) ly
-L Court House, Tionesta, Pa. Just
opened. Everything new and clean and
froHh. The host of liquors kept constantly
on hand. A portion of the public patron
age is rcspoetfully solicited. 4-17-1 v
" Holmes House,
nJONESTA, PA., opposite the Denot.
A C. I). JWsbio, Proprietor, uooa Hta
blliiB connected with the house. tf.
Syracuse House,
T1DI0UTI', Pa., J. A D Maoek, Propio
tors. The house has been thoroughly
relltted and is now in the first-class order,
Hi the best of accommodations. Anv
mint ion concerning Oil Territory at
? point will uo clioernniy rurnisiiect.
ly J. AD. MAG EE,
Exchange Hotel,
lJ DKKr, A Son Prop's, This house having
been rerlted is now the moat desirable stop
ping place in Tidioute. A good Billiard
lloo.u attached.
National Hotel,
TRVINETON. PA. W. A. Ilallciibaelc.
Proprietor. This hotel is Nkw, and is
' .ow open as a first class house, situate at
' rejunetion of the Oil Creek & Allegheny
River and Philadelphia & Erie Railroads,
pposite the Depot. Parties having to lay
ver trains will And this the most conven
ient hotel In town, with first-class acoom-
oodstlons and reasonable diaiiros. tr.
Dr. J. L. Acoirtb, '
had lifteen years' experience in a larfre
and Buoeessful practice, will attond all
Professional Calls. OIHco in his Drug and
Orocerv Ktore, located In lidioute, near
Tidioute House.
A full assortment of Medicines, Liquor
louaoco, t iirars, (Stationery, Uluss, l'aints
Oils, Cullory, and line Uroceries, all of the
. best quality, and will be Bold at reasonable
II. R. BURGESS, an experienced Driiir
gist from New York, has charge of the
tore. All prescription put up accurately,
CornoT of Church and Elm Streets,
TIOlSrEST, 3?.A.
This firm 1 nrenared to do all work in
its line, and will warrant everything done
ai ineir snopg to give sausiactiou. 1'ar
,tieuiur attention given to
.Give them a trial, and you
gret it.
not re
Tionesta, Forest Co., Pa,
This Bank transact) a General Banking,
Collecting and KacIiiuio KusiiioKs.
Drafts on the Principal Cities of the
United States and Europe bought and sold.
Uold and Silver Coin and tioverniiiwit
Securities bought and sold. 7-30 Bonds
imverti'il on the most Ikvornble terms.
1 ntcrest allowed on time deposits.
Mar. 4, tf.
SUIiSCUIUK flir the Knret
II will pay.
rnw. mTiimnnn. iri.
K If- D1THKIUUB, Treat.
BmlnoM Manager.
Pine Lumber, Lath, Shingles &c.
Mills on Tionesta Creek, Forest Co., Pa.
Yardi k Office ror. 22d k Rail Road Sts.,
Established A. D. 1827.
MASOFACTcnr.iis or
Dithridge's xx Flint Glass
Silvered Glass Reflectors.
Those chimney do not break by heat.
Ask for DiTHiiiDOEs. Take no other.
25-ly. Pittsburgh. Ta.
New Hoarding House.
MRS. 8. fl. 1IULINGS has built a larpe
addition to her house, and is now pre
pared to accommodate a number of perma
nent boarders, and all transient ones who
may favor her with their patronaiie. A
K'hhI stable lias recently been built to ac
commodate the horses of guests. Charges
reasounblo, Hesldouco on Elm St., oppo
site S. Haslet's store. &!-ly
Jos. Y. Saul,
PRACTICAL Harness Maker and Sad
dler. Three doors north of Holmes
House, Tionesta, Pa. All work is war
ranted, tf.
DR. J. N. BOLARD, of Tidioute, has
retnrnsd to his practice after an ab
sence of four months, spent in the Hospi
tals of New York, where i" will auirnu
calls in his profession.
umce in r.ureKB LTUg niore, on unnr
ibove the bank, Tidioute, Pa. 4'.itf
at tin Store of
D. S. KNOX, it. CO
Elm St., tonesta Pa.
We are in daily receipt Oi th argot tad
which we are determined to sell regardless
of price.
House Furnishing Goods, Iron, Nails,
Machine tools, Agricultural Implements,
Ac, fce Ac., which we offer at greatly re
duced prices.
of all kinds,
ES, Ac, Ac, Ac.
In ENDLESS VARIETY. Call and see,
WAXTKO-Meu aud Women seek
lmr a good nuvini; business to sell our il
lustrHlud. historical, binifruplilcal, it-li
gious and aL'riculturul works. Send staui
lor lull iiurlli.'Ulars liow vou can iniikcMi
to s UK) per month. I '. It. 'I'lti : A T. I'lili
ili r, MI.I lirmidu'iiy, N. V. -I-It
Camanche Bill.
The Dotroit Pod 8ays: Camanche
Bill is in this city, stopping nt the
Garrison House. He was in Chicago
during the fire, and lost his rifle and
some valuable papers. Expecting to
meet certain parties there, ho notified
them to come to this city instead, and
he is now here awaiting their arrival.
He attracts considerable attention
wherever he appears by his singular
costume. He is rather sensitive on
this point, and for that reason does not
coab road much. He called upon us
Saturday, and repeated much of the
story ot his wrongs and guttering at
the hands of the Indians, and his fights
with them.
His real name is George W. Potter,
aud he is not more than twenty
five years of age, of medium stature,
and lithe and wiry build. His com
plexion is light, and his features are
almost girlish, at least there is an ab
sence of that coarseness and brutality
which one is apt to associate with the
kind of life ho has led. He has an
eye of piercing keenness, .hough not
of that wild an restless character
which the heroes of border romances
are usually supposed to possess. It
seems, ordinarily at least, wild enough,
aud occasionally, even indulges in a
sparkle of humor. He is dressed in
buckskin pantaloons ornamented with
a row of steel buttons down the outer
eeam. lie says a tailor out in Arizona
cut these pantaloous for him, and
charged him ten dollars for the job.
tie considered it extortion, and tcllintr
the tailor that he would pny him half
wheu he died and the balance when he
got back, hesiezed the pantaloons.and
umping upon Ins horse, "scooted.
leaving the little tailor standing in his
door and swearing in Dutch, lie con
siders the cut a fashionable one
spring bottoms, one seem in the leg,
and all that sort of thing. The sew-
log on them he done himself, and Drick-
ed his fingers profusely. The balance
of his costume consists of a coarse
bhirt, which he says will stand it about
a year aud a half without washing,
and a coat made of the skin of the
Mexican lion "an animal which no
dog will follow" made up with the
hair out.
He wears a broad-brimmed block
felt hat, and his luxuraut brown hair
streams down over his shoulders.
He says his home is at Fort Grant.
Arizona, though for what particular
reason he rails that his home he can't
say. He lives in the saddle, fighting
Indians. lie condemns tent and camp
equipage with strong emphasis, and
suys he sleeps where night overtakes
Iniu, and looks out tor his own rations.
He holds the regulars particularly
the officers in very low estimation,
aud language, fails him to express his
contempt for Government Idian agents.
His Indian policy is destruction, swift
and sure lor every redskin on the con
tinent, and he is doing his individual
best to carry out that policy. He feels
annoyed at being reported as having
killed 183 Indians, since it looks like
boasting, a thing of which he does not
wish to seem guilty. He does not de
ny that his good rifle has an uncontroll
able desire to take unerring aim at
nearly every Indian who comes within
rane of Us muzzle.
The object of his life is to rescue his
sister, who was taken in the Minnesota
massacre in 18G2, and to avenge the
death of the rest of his family who
were murdered at that time. His Bis
ter, who is now twelve years old, is
held by the Camanchcs, aud he knows
her whereabouts. He says the
Caraanches kuow him very well and
are bound to "lift his hair," but he
don t think they will ever be ahln to
do it, and that he will yet get his sis
ter. If he ever does get her he pre
sumcs she will be a regular savage,
having lived so long with them, but he
will take her off so far that she will nev
er see a red man again. Then his pur
pose is to devote the ramainder of his
life to avenge the murder of his parents
and brothers and sisters. His conver
sation cannot fail to impress one with
the earnestness of his purpose.
He is an excellent representative of
the hunter and scouts of the plains,
findiug his highest enjoyment in rov
ing over the almost boundless wilds of
the Western Territories, in an occa
sional brush with the Indians, and in
hunting the buffalo and grizzly. He
can't make himself comfurtable in a
bed.and declares that of all the institu
tions of civilization they are the worst.
He rolls himself up in a blauket and
camps on the floor.
He says he is going back next month
to continue the search for his Bister.
He will take two good and true men
with him, and that is all the assistance
he wants. He has confidence that he
will be successful before spring.
An Irishman noticing a lady pass
down the street espied two strips de
pending from under her mantle. Not
knowing that these were styled sashes,
and were hanging in their right place,
ho exclaimed, "An' faith, ma'am, yer
galluses are loose!"
Borne people love others so much
better than themselves that they are
vastly moro concerned about their
neighbor's affairs than about their
A Wife from the Wild.
In the early history of a certain
mining town of the Montana frontier,
is embalmed a wild little bit of ro
mance, which a correspondent of the
Alta California derives from the recital
of ond who witnessed what he relates.
When said town was but a camp,
where a company of hardy miners had
"struck a new prospect," an Indian
tribe of the vicinity overtures for a
treaty, whereby they were to receive
arms and tobacco in exchange for
their protection of the goll-teekers
from other savages. Confident of their
ability, to defend themselves, the min
ers decliued negotiations ; and the Iu
dians were incited by this to either
tempt a qurrrel, or induce a bargain
for another kind of exchange j for, on
several successive days, they rode in
state through the camp in picturesqusc
ly warlike procession; a central figure
of the barbarous pageant being a
white girl about 15 years old, dressed
in Indian fashion and with superb
hair reaching almost to her feet.
Whether this spectacle meant a defiant
taunt, or a challenge for ransom, was
what could not be at once decided by
the miners generally; but one of their
number, an Englishman who, because
he had been educated at a German uni
versity, was known in camp as "Dutch
Pete, was bo moved in his chivalrous
sensibilitcs as to halt the chief of the
red braves with his rifle and demand
an immediate surrender of the beauti
ful white enptive. Through an inter
preter the painted warrior answered
that if the girl were his captive she
had been tuch since her earliest infan
cy, when he had taken her from a
train of emigrants on the plains; and
as for surrendering her, he should do
nothing of the kind without a fight, un
less his white brothers chose to buy
the young lady with adequte arms, am
rauuition, and tobacco. The miners
were at first inclined to try the virtues
of rifle and powder without mercantile
stipulations; but, upon satisfying
themselves that the girl, despite her
complexion, was a veritable savage,
and had no thought of appealing, for
a rescue, they allowed the Englishman
to work upon their abstract civilized
humanity for a bnrter. The articles
demanded were accordingly given to
the mercenary old chieftain ; who
then, with characteristic lack of senti
ment, directed the whites to take
their human prizes. Upon compre
hending the disposition thus made of
her, that prize not only exhibited no
gratification at the change, but kicked.
screamed, and bit at her new masters
like a young colt. Seeing the stolid
Indians departing, she gave way to
such a frenzy of wrath and vengeful
grief that it was actually neccessary
to confine her in a strong cabin under
bolt and bar. A majority of the min
ers believed that they had mude a'
most unprofitable trade, and doubted
that the "young wild beast," as they
called her, would never rest until she
had killed either herself or some one
else, but the Englishman volunteered
to pay her whole cost, if desired, from
his first gold dust, aud tame her into
civilization and usefulness by sheer
force of kindness. In the latter part
ot ins undertaking he experienced
danger as well as difficulty; for the
white savage once bit the palm of his
right hand through and through when
he oS'ered food to her in her prison,
and again scalded him fearfully in
the face with a pot of boiling coffee.
Patiently and with unvarying kind
ness he persevered, however, and by
slow degrees'taught her to speak some
English, aud to understand that only
the tenderest ot treatment was intend
ed for her. In short, after about six
mouths of taming, the L'irl was suffi
ciently reclaimed from wilduess to ac
cept the situation more intelligently,
aud act as cook tor the encampment,
though never able to realize that she
had not been born nn Indian. With
the rapidity of growth, peculiar to
good milling "placers," the encamp
ment prescutly developed into a town
by the arrival of new campanies and
enterprises. Oilier women emigrated
thither from California and the East,
a missionary established a church, a
capitalist opened a hotel, and the law
organized its system. All this occur
red in a few years, during which time
the belle from the wild was educated
converted to Christianity by a mission
ary, and then became the wife of the
Englishman who had been her so faith
ful benefactor. The two are even now
the host and ho.-tess of a prosperous
eating-house of the town, and may be
seeu by any traveller willing to test
their excellent fare.
"Mar, why don't you speak ?" ask
ed litle Jake. "Why don't you say
suthin'funny?""Whatcau I say? Doti t
you see 1 m busy iryin doughnuts? bay
sutliin' funny indeed!"
"Wal, yer might say 'Jake, won't
yer Lev a cakeV That 'ud be funny
for you."
Discretion is the better part of
valor Hob and Arthur hud been rude
to their mamma. Mamma has com
plained to pupil, who is heard coming
up stairs, Arthur "I say, Bob, here
comes papa; I shall t up and put
somcthiiiir on."
A Bewildered Englishman.
Among the arrivals at tho Newhall
House on the awful Monday, when
Chicago was ia flames, was an English
man in company with Mr. Delmonico,
of New York. He came to this coun
try in July to effect insurance on pro
perty owned by a large manufacturing
house at Manchester, as agencies for
the Bale of their wires, aud to transact
other business for them. He arrived
in New York the day of the Orange
riot, and found the whole city and na
tion in a turmoil about it. He was
just recovering from the shock inflict
ed on his nerves by that little affair,
when the explosion on the Westfield
threw him into another state of wonder
ment at the magnitude of our occa
sional happenings; he "was on the
steps of the Honor 'Ouse, you know,"
when the crowd rushed down Broad
way to the scene. Thence he went to
Lexington, Kentucky, and was burnt
out at the hotel he stopped at, the
night he arrived.
After visiting one or two other
places, he fetched up in Chicago, and
had been there, at the Sherman House,
but a few days, when the great confla
gration started him out of bed at
night, allowing him only time to catch
up his clothes, having to dress several
blocks away. He came to this city
immediately, and has been at the
Newhall House till Saturday meditat
ing upon the mutability of human af
fairs, and "what kind a country it is to
live in, you know, any'ow." The busi
ness of insurance so far as the coun
try is concerned is so problematical
that he doesn't see how he can do
much at it, and he has turned his face
toward Old England.
All the above, and more his "most
ter-r-r-riic hexperience in America,"
as he culled it, he recounted to us as
he was about to leave the hotel, in his
peculiar accents and sharply turned
scutences, which it were futile to at
tempt to reproduce in print, and can
be fully appreciated only by the party
in the Newhall House office, whom he
intensely amused. Milwaukee WUcon
tin. William Scott was romantic and he
loved Miss Horn to distraction. Un
able to conceal his feelings he revealed
them to the object of his affections, who
tenderly reciprocated. They both
lived in Lawrence, Massachusetts, and
their union and the realization of their
fondest hopes were opposed. Brought
to the verge of insanity by the obstacles
which he found impended the course of
true love, M illiam suggested to the dar
ling of his heart that they should both
take poison and together leave this end
and hollow world. The suggestion
pleased Miss Horn so that the pair pt o-
cured some poison and, band in hnud,
wenoeu ineir weary ways towarns a
public park one dark and gloomy
night. There they talked of love
and tenderness, of the sorrows of this
world and the vanity of life. Miss
Horn then swallowed her dose and it is
supposed her sufferings were so intense
that William forgot, in his agony as
a witness, to take his own. She died,
and he roamed the earth for a brief
space and then he was arrested
charged with manslaughter, convicted
and condemned to hard labor in the
penitentiary for t'iroe years. William
ought to be cured of his romance by
this time, we should think.
Tho Mississippi has almost dried up.
The majestic river whose magnificent
volume two thousand miles from its
outlet, lias been the theme of tourist's
admiration ; bo brond and deep that it
seemed some grand cstunry of the sea
on which the navies of the world might
ride; has shrunk to a mere ridiculous
creek, and its thin and attenuated cur
rent crawls lazily, as if it were
ashamed of its shrunken shanks,
among low, re J, bare sub-marine ridges
aud Leaches ct sand that have never
seen the Bun before, so far as human
knowledge goes, since God separated
the waters horn the dry land. 1 he
water has never been so low within the
memory of the oldest inhabitant.
Herbs of cattle bask in the sunshine
on the dry bed of the great waters
where a few months ago greut fleets of
steamboats rode at will. Boys with
their trousers rolled up to their, knees
sound with their feet tho grand mys
terious depths which huve engulfed so
many wayward boys and hapless men
whom accident or rashness has entan
gled io the strong, swift undertow.
A London watchmaker has con
structed a gold hunting watch, which,
iu addition to being a timekeeper of
the utmost precision, with chronome
ter adjustments, compensation balance
and cylindrical spring, exhibits on the
dial plate the following diflcrent indi
cations; First the equation of time;
second tho moon's age ; third the
mcuth of the year ; fourth, the day of
the mouth, iu addition to the hours
minutes aud seconds, as in an ordinary
watch. 'Ihu mechanism is so contrived
that any one or tho whole of hands
may be set forward or bakward at
pleas"re without derranging the rest.
Every movement of this uieehunical
marvel is luid dow n iu tho strictest
proportion, and based upon calculations
of un absolutely seientilie character
and whole is within the t'ompn of a
pocket timekeeper.
A cultivated mind may be said to
have infinite stores of gratification.
Everything may bo made interesting
to it, by becoming a subject of thought
or inquiry. Books, regarded merely
as a gratification, are worth more than
all the luxuries on earth. A taste fur
literature secures cheerful occupation
for the unemployed and languid hours
of life, and how many persons in these
hours, for want of innocent resources,
are now impelled to coarse pleasure !
How many young men can be found
who, unaccustomed to find a compan
ion in a book, and strangers to intel
lectual activity, are almost driven, in
the long, dull evenings of winter, to
haunts of intemperance aud depraving
society 1
It' t a poor rule that won't work
both ways. A Georgia negro thought
he would economize, by sending his son
td school and then make the boy teach
him. The plan worked well until the
young teacher, following the custom of
tho seminary where lie was taught,
gave the old man a thrashing for spell
ing dog d o-r-g, and then the latter be
came disgusted and ran away.
The Rev. Mfcses Clampit an eccen
tric preacher, held forth at Santa
Clara Valley ; a young man rose to go
out, wheu the preacher said : "Young
man, if you'd rather go to perdition
than hear me preach, you may." The
sinner stopped, and reflected a mo
ment, and tlien saying, "Well, I be
lieve I would," went off.
An Irish glazer was putting a pane
of glass into a window, when a groom,
who was standing by, joking him, to
mind and put in plenty of putt. The
Irishman bore the banter for some
time, but at last silenced his tormen
tor by, "Arah now, be off wid ye, or
else I'll put a pain in yer head without
any putty."
A Connecticut democrat sent his son
to New York to complete his educa
tion. After a short time the son wrote
to his father that he was studying Hor
ace. On learning this the paternal
parent replied, "Come, home ; I don't
want Greeley to make a republican of
my sou.
A poetical Vermonter presents his
views of the season in this fashion:
"We know that Autumn is here, from
the fact that the swallow syndicates
discus the question when to homeward
fly, and the yellow pumpkins now dot
the rural landscape like golden nut
megs on the sands of Ophir."
When the tclecrnnh informed us
that Maggie Mitchell had "reproduced
herself," we understood it; but the an
nouncement that "Victor Hugo is pleu
ral" is just a little too much. If they
go on improving the English lunguago
in this way we shall soon be in a pretty
Happy bridegroom "More money,
madam 1 more money 1 Have you for
gotten that my money has bought ev
ery thing you possess the very dress
vou stand in !" "Fair bride "No sir!
fror have I forgotten that your money
has bought what stands in it I"
A minister made an interminable
call upon a lady of his acquaintance.
Her little daughter, who was present,
grew very weary of his conversation,
and at lust whispered in an audible key,
"didn't he bring his aincu with him.
Like a morning dream life becomes
more and more bright the longer we
live, and the reaeon of everything be
comes more clear. What has puzzled
us before seems less mysterious, and
the crooked paths look straighter as
we approach the end.
Au old Dutchtnau who was some
years ago elected a member of the leg
islature, said, in broken style: "Yen I
vent to the lechislaturo I tnught I
tought I vould find dem all Solomons
dare; but I soon found dat dare va.
some as pig fools dure as I vus."
The following certificate lately ap
peared iu the morning police news of
a country paper: ''I certify that Geo.
Roberts is rendered quite incapable of
following his occupation from ell'eets
of a severe blow on the nose ol a seri
ous tuiturc."
"ft you are going to keep a
school," said one young ludy to another.
'Well for m- part, sooner thou do
that, I would marry a widower with
nine children." "I should prefer that
myself," was the quiet reply; "but
where is the widower?"
"Mr. Speaker," said a member of
the Jamaica Legislature, discussing a
bill for the regulation of the timber
trade, "I kuow these merchants to be
the most egregious rascals I was in
the timber line myself twelve years."
Mrs. Partington, in an illustration
nf the proverb, "A soft answer turneth
away wrath," snvs that it is better to
sp?ak paragoricall v of a person than to
be all the tiiuo flinging epitaphs at
in m.
A paper says, in au obituary notice
that "the deceased had been for sever
nl years director of a bank notwith
standing which he died a Christian,
mid universally respected."
Literature is the immortality of
The woman question "Is Le mar
ried ?"
A friend that you buy with presents,
will be bought from you.
To be happy is not the purpose of
our being, but to deserve happiness.
Hypocrites are beings of darkness,
distinguished in garments of light.
It is not always the dark place that
hinders, but sometimes tho aim eye.
Wisdom is the talent of buying vir
tuous pleasure at the cheapest rate.
Prefer loss before unjust gain ; for
that brings grief but once ; this forever.
Is it posible for a garret window to
sufler room-attic panes?
It is a funny thing about a dentist,
that the more he stops the faster he
gets on.
It is all very well to say,"Take thiegs
as they come, but suppose they dont
- resolve to perform what you- ought,
and perform without fail what you re
solve. Wit should be used as a shield for
defense rather than a sword to wound
others. - -
: The light of friendship is like the
light of phosphorus seen plainest
when all around is dark.
Confess ignorance in regard to sub
jects on which you are uuinformed ;
listen and learn.
A Western genius is catching fleas,
pulling out their legs, and selling them
for flax seed.
Opinions founded on mere prejudice
are always sustained with the greatest
"The dearest spot on earth," has
at length been located. It is at the
store that does not advertise.
Poverty, like other bullies, is formi
dable only to those who show that they
are afraid of it.
Reading furnishes us only with mat
ter of knowledge ; it is thinking that
makes what we read our own.
Our characters are formed and sus
tained by ouvselvcs and by our own
actions and purposes, and not by oth
ers. Better go without the pearls which
lie at the bottom of a deep and rapid
river thau encounter the risk of diving
for thera.
The road ambition travels is too nar
row for friendship, too crooked for
love, too rugged for honesty, and too
dark for conscience.
One. of the Oshkosh ministers, when
he marriee a couple, finishes by saying
"Sufler little children to coiuo unto,
them ; ninen."
An Oswego local saw two ladies go
fur a moving train, and took out his
pencil aud note book joyfully. But
they got aboard safely.-
The study of literature nourishes
youth, entertains old age, adorns pros
perity, solaces adversity, is uelightlul
at home aud unobtrusive abroad.
Some of the Californians are laugh
ing at a stranger who, ia one of their
towns, said that he had been "perusing
around seeing the climate."
Are these rooms to let?" said a
polite gentleman to a handsome young
lady. "Yes, sir," "Are you to let with
them?." "rssir, I'm to bo let alone."
If you are poor, be willing to appear
bo. 1 huso whose lrieudship is worm
possessing will never judge of your
worth by the weight ot your purse.
"Nobody ever lost anything by love"
said a sago looking person. "That's
not true," said a ludy who heard tbo
remark, "for I ouce lost three nights'
Tho Troy Whig reports neighbor
ing farmers cutting their cornstalks,
curing and housing them, for cattle
leed, singing, "rodder U, rodder,
come homo wid me now."
A lap-dog biting a piece out of a
mule visitor' leg, his mistress thus ex
pressed her compassion : "Poor little
creature, I hope it will not make him
Eight kinds pf kisses are nieutioned
in the scriptures : the kiss of salutation,
valediction, reconciliation, subjection,
approbation, adoration, treachery and
Life is divided into three terms ; that
whcli was, which is, auj which will be.
Let us leuru from the past to prolit by
the present, and by the prescut to live
for the future.
A Racine girl wanted her lover to
b wear oil the Bible that she was all the
world to him, and when ho wouldn't
ho knocked him dowu with the sacred
A beautiful form is better thau a
beautiful face; beautiful behavior is
better than a beautiful form ; it gives a
higher pleasure than statues aud pic-
1 tuics ; it is tho li'if H of tho fine arts.