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Rolling up. — Make a corresponding motion to that of rolling up a piece of cloth.
Packing up.-Slap both hands together-showing the position of the packs upon a mule.
Saddling up.- Place palm of open right hand upon the edge of the left hand, held vertically-showing the position of a saddle.
Slarting.–Holding left arm out, slightly crooked at the elbow with closed hand, and draw back the right from it, as though taking something from beneath.
A Dog. — Make the sign of a wolf, but use the right hand afterwards, as though stroking his back.
· The Sun.—Make a circle with forefinger and thumb-i. e. touch the ends of these fingers.
T'ime of day.-Make the sign of the sun, but with the hand in the same position, move from the East to that point in the heaven you wish to designate, as the position the sun occupied at the time.
Night. — Arms outspread, hands also, palms downwards and moved over each other to denote a covering.
Time of night.-The same as the time of day with addition of the above sign, as the sign of the moon is the same as that of the sun.
Mountain or steep ascent. — Left arm standing out from the body, bent at right angles, hand clenched tight. The Cumanches however, hold up their clenched hands before them to make this sign, and if the mountain be a very steep one, or a rugged rocky one, the right hand is brought down edgewise, by the other, as if cutting an edge from the same.
Dead or death.— Hold left arm out with closed hand, pass the right beneath it and from you, to denote a going under the earth.
Strong or strength. -- Hold both arms bent at the elbow, the hands compressed tightly before you, as if holding the reins of a fiery horse.
Walking.--Hold out the extended hands before you, the palms down and make a motion up and down like the movements of feet.
Surprise or wonder.- Place the palm of the right hand over the mouth and press tightly, as if holding your breath.
Snow and rain. - Hold the right arm high above the head, with the fingers hanging downwards, and move gently or forcibly, as the case may be, up and down, to denote the strength of the fall.
Cold. -- Clench the hands and hold them closely to the breast, with a trembling motion.
Love.--Press the clenched hands close to the breast.
Killing. — Clench the right hand, and move as if striking forward.
Bad. - Clench the right hand as above, but open suddenly downwards with a corresponding motion.
Large. -- Hold out arms, with open hands, fingers meeting at the tips in the form of a circle--showing as much as you can
Far.-- Retain left hand to the breast and move the right from it and you.
Near.--Hands as above, but bring right hand back to the left.
Pretty or handsome. - Make a pass with open right hand, palm towards you, past the face downwards and outwards.
Good.-Hold the hand level, fingers straight and together, palm downwards and move it from the chin directly from you.
N.-Make a pass from you with open palm outwards.
Yes or affirmation.-Extend forefinger of the right hand, and with the palm from you make a circular motion upwards and outwards from you.
A long time.-- Extend right arm with hand closed, and bring your left from the wrist of the right, along down the arm to your shoulder.
To see. -- Point with two first fingers of right hand directly from the eyes.
To talk.-Make a movement from the mouth of two first fingers of right hand.
To lie.—Pass forefinger of right hand by the mouth to the left shoulder, showing that he speaks crooked, or speaks the truth over the left ; among the Kanzas however, two fingers are sometimes crossed at the mouth, to show he speaks forked.
To tell the truth. Bring the forefinger of the right hand down past the mouth and make a curve downwards and then upwards.
To hear.-Move the forefinger to the ear several times.
Not to hear or to be deaf.— Same motion as above, but then open the hand and throw it from the ear.
To know.—Bring the open right hand, with the palm upwards, from the chin outwards.
The system of counting, or the Indian's Arithmetic. — For 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5, the 1st, 2d, 3rd, 4th and 5th finger of the right hand, commencing at the thumb. For 6, 7, 8, 9 and 10, the fingers of the left hand. For 20, 30, 40, 50, 60, 70, 80 and 90, the hands outspread and closed, alternately marking teng. However for 50 the hand is sometimes opened and then clenched tightly. For 100, both hands are opened and clenched tightly. Also for 90, you may open both hands, except the thumb of the right, and then compress tightly. For 80, do the same with the thumb and forefinger of the right hand. For 70 and 60, the 2d and 3rd fingers of the right hand closed likewise and same motion.
Wife. — Placing two first fingers of right hand alongside with points from you and palm down-denoting the same course in
Brother or Sister. — Place the two fingers as above in the mouth, and for the female, add the above gesture-denoting the same parents.
Child. — Hand with palm downward, directed in a slanting direction from the loins, and then show size of same by holding the hand a certain height from the earth-denoting its height.
Buffalo Bull.-Place thumb against the head and extend forefinger upwards slightly crooked in form of a horn; for a buffalo cow, lengthen the forefinger to show a longer horn.
A Horse. —- Place two first fingers of right hand astraddle of the two first fingers of the left, making a movement with the same, for gallopping.
A Mule.---Spread both hands, fingers close together and move the same, with hands upwards, close to the head, backwards and forwards, to show the long ears.
A Beaver. — Rubbing back of left hand with the palm of the right, showing that the fur on its back is smooth.
A Fort.-- Place the palms of the hands slightly extended, opposite each other, and curve them inwards with the fingers' ends touching so as to form a circle-this being the usual shape of Indian forts.
A Lodge.—Place the palms opposite, but have the fingers elevated and touching at the top in form of a cone.
A Camp.--Hold right hand in form of a circle, and motion up and down, to denote a sitting down.
Waggons.--Make a circular pass from you, with hands slightly curved inwards and forefinger extended slightly, denoting the rolling motion of the wheels.
Fire.--Hand scolloped upwards, fingers apart, and motion upwards several times, showing the flames.
Grass.-Motion as above but hand close to the ground to show the springing up or out of the earth.
Water or River.-Use right hand quickly, as if pouring into the mouth.
We are indebted to the kindness of Mr. T. M. Easterly, an experienced and highly accomplished Daguerreotypist of this city, for the use of the impression from which the above picture of the State House of Missouri has been engraved. The view was taken from a point near the Missouri river, several hundred yards below the capitol.
MR. EASTERLY has traveled extensively in the United States, and has taken daguerreotype impressions of a large number of beautiful scenes, all of which as well as the points from which they were viewed, appear to have been selected with taste and judgment. His gallery on 4th street is well worth a visit from all who delight in the Fine Arts.
WHAT A MINISTER IS LIKE: — During the early days of New England, an Indian chief invited a minister to come and settle among his people, and, as an argument to induce him, the Sagamore said: “You shall be to us, as one who stands by a running water, filling many vessels.”
Trúly, this is beautiful — out of the Bible, we have never read anything more so. There is that simple aptness so peculiar to Hebrew poetry -- expressive, by a chaste and happy comparison, embodying the true nature of an Evangelist. He promulgates not his own wisdom : he falls back upon God's revelation to his rational creatures, and out of golden buckets pours forth living water, “free for all who thirst after holiness— himself as one standing by the fount of truth, teaching all who come with hearts to receive."
T SCHUSTER & CO.- Stock of German, 1. English, French, &c. Books, Engravings, Blank Books, Music Paper and Stationery, No. 38 Walnut street, corner of Second street, St. Louis, Mo.
HUDSON E. BRIDGE. HARRISON P. BRIDGE.
BRIDGE & BROTHER. MANUFACTURERS of Pierce's Patent M "American Air-Tight," "Empire" and ** Victory" Premium Cooking Stoves, and every variety of Wood and Coal heating Stoves, dealers in Tin Plate, Copper, Sheet Iron, Iron Wire, Tinners' tools, machines, also, manufacturers of Jewett's improved Patent Cary Ploughs.
M PENDZINSKI, Premium Trunk Maker. TILES F. FILLEY, Wanufacturer of the M. Constantly on hand, at wholesale and U celebrated pri e preminm cooking stoves; retail, and made to order at the shortest no | aiso, Irving's air tight cooking stoves, fancy tice, Hard Leather Trunks, Solid Leather box and coal stores; dealer in tin plate, copSteel Spring Trunks, Valises, Carpet Bags, per, sheet iron, block tin, riveis, tinner's Packing Trunks, Ladies' Dress Boxes, &c.
tools, machines, &c. Warehouse No. 163 Trunks repaired in the best manner. Call North Main street, St. Louis, Mo. Foundry and examine for yourselves before buying on Lewis street, near the water works. elsewhere, as I am determined to sell as low as any house in the trade, at all risks, No. 42 North Second street (Westside,] between Chestnut and Pine streets, May, 1851. A. B. LATHROP. J. W. MITCHELL.
I BLATTNER, Mathematical and Surgical L. G. JEGFERS.
J. Instrument maker, Dealer in Guns, PisA. B. LATHROP & Co.
tois and Sporticg Materials, No. 58 North SeWANUFACTURERS and wholesale and re
cond street, between Pine and Olive, St. Louis, M tail dealers in TRUNKS, Valises, Carpet
Mo., manufactures, and has always on hand: Bags, Umbrellas, Ladies' Satchels, Dress and
Surveyor's Compasses, Levelling Instruments, Bonnet Boxes, &c.
Theodolite Pocket Compasses, Sy-glasses, Constantly on hand at Eastern Prices Barometers, Thermometers, Drawing Instru(for CASH,) the largest assortment of Paching
ments, Spectacles, Ivory and Gunter's Scales Trunks, Canvas or Leather, suitable for rack
and Protractors, Hour and Half Hour Glasses, ing Prints, Clothing or Fancy Articles, Boots
Microscopes and Magnifying Glas-es, Hydroand Shoes, &c. Also-Manufacturers of all
meters of silver and glass, hydrometers for kinds of Packing Boxes for the city trade.
aciils and salts, Magic Lanterns, Electrical MaDepot and Office No. 60 Third street, at the chines, &c., also, Surgical and Dental Instru"Trunk Emporium” opposite Old Theatre, St.
ments; Pocket, Dissecting, Cupping and selfLouis, Mo.
injecting cases; Taylor's Shears, all sizes; Syringes, large and small, Scarificators, Lancets; Forceps; Turnkeys; large Scales and Weights for Druggists; Prescription Scales on Stands; Revolvers, Guns, Pistols, Powder
Flaks, Game Bags, &c. All the above InDEN. SMITH, Surveyor and Engineer. struments repaired at short notice in the best D Surveys made with accuracy and des manner. patch in any part of the city or country; also, Maps constructed, and Plans and Estimates made for Rail, Plank and other roads. Orders respectfully solicited. Ottice: North-west corner Third and Chestnut streets, St. Louis. TILSON & BROTHERS, Wholesale DealMay, 1861.
ers in Hardware, corner of Main and
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D WONDERLY, Manufacturer of Copper,
I Tin and sheet Iron Work--such as CopTLORA GARDEN.-This establishment con per Pipes for Steamboats and Distilleries,
tains a collection of Plants and Flowers | Soda Fountains, Copper ettles, Well and Cisnot excelled perha s by any in the United tern Pumps, and every other article in his line States. Of ROSES alone there are 230 varie
me 920 carie. of business, No. 233 Main street, South-east ties; and the proprietor has devoted ten years corner of Cherry, St. Louis, Mo. He also to storing his HOT-HOUSES, 420 feet in manufactures and keeps constantly on hand, length, with s ecimens of rare and beautiful Premium Steamboat Cooking Stoves. Tinware plants, and flowers from almost every part of always on hand, wholesale and retail. the globe. The Garden is pleasantly situated on South Seventh street and affords a delightful retreat from the noise and dust of the city. A commodious SALOON has been fitted up and will be supplied with confectionary, ice C. BENEDICT,
D. PEARCE, creams, and other refreshments suitable to the Danbury, Conn.
St. Louis, Mo. season and the place. Spirituous liquors are DAVID PEARCE & CO., Manufacturers and excluded from the premises. Boquets of the wholesale dealers in Hats, Caps and richest flowers and most tasteful combination Straw Goods, No. 1 O Main st., St. Louis, Mo. furnished throughout every season of the year.
I HENWOOD, Hat manufacturer, No. 73 April, 1861.
G. GOEBEL. TJ. Chestnut street, St. Louis, Mo.