The Waynesburg Republican. (Waynesburg, Pa.) 1867-18??, September 25, 1867, Image 1

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kttentlon favors of tills kind mnt Invariably be
ftcconipimied by llie name of the author, not for
publication, but as guaranty auulmt Imniaiitlitn.
All letter portulnlng tohuslneasoi the otllce
rnust be addressed u the Kill tor.
When you bear loud voices crying
' ' A of women In a pet,
And aee furniture a flying .
'" There U something wrong you bet.
Vhen children stop their riot, '
And seemed disposed to "get," :
iteware of such a quiet,
There is something wrong you bet.
NVtaen a bummer takes to praying,
' Aid goes back upon tho wet,
Vatch closely all he's saying,
For there's something up you bet.
Vhen a fellow comes the steeple,'
And talks heavy of his set,
Xnd runs down the common people,
He's a busted egg you bell
Should youth and maiden squabble,
If he gets into a pet,
Yon may leave them lu their hobble,
For it wont last long you bet.
And when Romeo Is chanting
His songs to Juliet.
If anything is wanting,
It isn't you you bet.
Ytiiy siioni'i any soMicr in tim
Union armies in the late civil war
vote the Democratic ticket at this elec
tion ? lie cannot say that the llc
pnblieans ever opposed the war or its
objects? No part of the record ex
hibits sympathy with the enemy in
arms against our armies in that war.
All tho ransacking of the annals of
that struggle that may Imj done now or
licreatlcr will not show one sinslt: m-
stance on tho part of tho 1'epiiblicaiis
iu which they ever refused the appro
priations needed to pay, toed, clothe,
equip, transport, honor or reward the
If-! I I! T . 1 1 .1. .
union winners, jnuceii tnc incessant
reproach urged against us by our ene
mies is mat wc (iiu too mucn lor our
armies, that our appropriations were
too lavish, that we have swelled our
debt too much thereby. IS'o one can
point to an instance in which the sol
diers ol a national service were better
ircd for in every respect than ours.
We increased the remuneration to the
full extent that wc were able to pay.
All that a nation eon Id afford we did
for them. If wo bad tried to do any
more, we doubt whether it would have
been possible to raised a sufficient
amount of money to carry on tho war.
While they weieaway we voted liberal
appropriations to take care of thefanii
lies they left behind them. The
bounties paid to the soldiers during
the war were most unprecedented, and
since the close of the struggle wc have,
in defiance of Democratic opposition,
voted additional bounties to equalize
the rewards of all who served m the
great contest.
. More than this, wo stood by them
manfully from the beginning to the
end ot the relxMhon. We applauded
their achievements, defeated their
homo enemies, carefully nursed their
sick and wounded, promoted their he
roic leaders, and contributed our full
share to render their final triumph as
illustrious as it should lie durable.
Civilians at home could under no cir
cumstances do more for an army, or a
cause, than the Republicans did during
the war for tho Union army and the
cause. Fatient under terrible reverses,
faithful in every emergency, confiding
and trustfully toward their armies ami
their leaders, the Republicans elicited
the admiration of the civilized world
by their sublime devotion and un
wavering courage and steadfastness.
If we had a fault at all, it was not that
we failed to do enough for our soldiers,
but rather that in our efforts to insure
the triumph of the cause we accumu
lated taxation and debt to an extent
that tho country is only now beginning
to feel.
When the war was in progress and
our arrays in the field, to whom did
the soldiers look for the sinews of the
war, for the unyielding determination
not to make a dishonorable peace, for
Words of sympathy and cheer, for the
raising of supplies and recruits, and
the reward of the deserving, if not to
the pBejublicanjr ? Our devotion, to
the' cause was so great that we were
never weary of well-doing toward it
and the iicroic soldiers who were fight
ing its battles and enduring its perils.
Ve can challenge any one to traverse
this record and dispute what wo say.
A more uniform adhesion to a cause
was never shown by any political party.
We did this, too, under circumstances
so discouraging at times as to have led
the- Democratic party to regard the
war as a hopeles failure. ' No political
party.'.' ever . before had to enconntcr
such a state of tilings as was created by
the3 (Wo defeats of Bull Run, the fear
ful reverses of MoClellan before Rich
mond, and the failure of Buell in Ken
tucky. Yet we bore tip under them
all with a courage and fortitude that
revived the spirits of Tho loyal people,
and brought final triumph to our arms.
Daring all this period, what was the
cotttM of tn Demooratie Tjarty, that
nfyw, seek! to delude the Union soldiers
into voting its ticket I ,' Did it not de
nojtejs thelkyofooeroing the rebel
fitsttfr "Did it not throughout flrmlr
$iiknikmmlodi dootriaet of
irate w thsjfloion exldiau.'lincolo
hircliiMT .DH -knot-keep up an
eMail of our armies, underrating every
victory, exaggerating every rebel suc
cess, magnifying all oiir losses, cnlc the courage and devotion ot the
reliel soldiers, and the genius and skill
of the reliel generals? Did it not
sympathize with and defend every ar
rested traitor at home who was giving
aiil ami comfbrt to the enemy 1 Did
it not send men from its own remit to
nam tn the rebel ttrmiet r Did it not
oppose ail the war measures ot the
government, and hnally declare in its
national convention that the war was a
failure? Did it not, even in this pre
sent campaign, in its convention in
Philadelphia, applaud to the echo a
man who violently declared that the
south was a "nation," and that he was
ready to join in another civil war
ugninst the Kepttblieans ?
We need not answer these questions.
Anv man who lived through tha war
with his eyes and ears open knows but
one answer to them all. 1 he question
then is, how can anv Union man
whoso heart was in the great cause vote
for tho Democratic ticket at this time?
What the Republicans did was not to
court tho votes of soldiers, but from a
sense of duty. What the Democrats are
now doing is from a mere demagogic
greed for votes. The same men who
voted the war a failure and stigmatiz
ed the soldiers as ''Lincoln hirelings,"
ami underrated all their successes, ex
aggerated their defeats and their losses
and magnified the successes of the
cnemv, now seek the votes of these
very soldiers for tho Democrat ic ticket.
It is natural enough for those desperate
demagogues to resort to any expedient
to prop their (idling cause; but how
any true-hearted loyal soldier can al
low himself to be deceived into voting
their ticket passes our comprehension.
It mat ten not how many soldiers they
may nominate toromee; until the
party ran purge itself of its undeniable
complicity with treason, until it can
show that it accepts tho results and
the lessons ot the civil war m good
fiiith, as it never yet has done, it can
not be entitled honestly, (o tho vole of
any man who served under the Hag ol
the republic in the war which has ren
dered tho Union imperishable.
Rut we should elect soldiers to office.
So we do. We elected General Hart
ranft and Colonel Campbell to the
responsible offices of State Surveyor
Genera! and Auditor General, Colonel
John I'. Glass Speaker ofthe Assembly,
General Geary, Governor, Colonel Ow
en Recorder of Deeds, tho finest office
in Philadelphia; we made General
Horatio Sickel Health Officer, Colonel
Gideon Clark Master Warden of the
Port, Captain Conner City Commis
sioner, and put in place a whole host
of officers and private soldiers in all
the departments of the public service
under its control. In the present cam
paign it has nominated for Assembly
Colonel Kicckner and Colonel John
Clark in districts where they can easily
be elected ; and there are numerous
similar cases.
Such a record as this does not indi
cate any disposition to treat the Union
soldiers shabbily now that peace has
noon restored. t hen wc confer a
nomination on a soldier it ensures him
an election, so that our nomination is
not an empty compliment, nor a thing
to catch votes, tint a minority party
like the Democratic organization con
fers no honor on a soldier by nomina
ting him on a platform of opposition
to the Union cause and sympathy with
treason, and in a community where no
civilian Democrat could hope to be
elected. The soldiers, who were not
mercenaries in the war,' will not be
likely to be bought for a few offices to
favor a cause so thoroughly identified
with the enemy they defeated in the
field. . Wc will not believe so much
ill of the heroes whose strong arms
and stout hearts won tho battle for the
freo.' Vc see them all about in this
campaign coming up cheerfully to
sustain the principles for which they
fought and suffered, unwoocd by influ
ence and unbribed by gain ; and it is
the proudest feature in their noble
character that they prefer a Union
civilian to a Democratic soldier. The
man who attested his patriotism by
his services in tho war has a perfect
right to bo a member of the Demo
cratic party if ho chooses to do so.
The wonder is that any right minded
soldier should so choose. Thev can
not participate actively in the Demo
cratic organization without knowing
its dangerous complicity with treason.
Under such circumstances the true
course for loyal men is to vote against
every Dcmocratio candidate whether
soldier or civilian. North American.
In 1863 the Copperheads clamored
for peace at any price. By that course
they assorted that the Government was
whipped at that time. In 1867 the
Copperheads, by conceding that rebel
lion was justified and that traitors
should be readmitted to the rights of
uh,i.l'usiiii wiuiuut Buneruig any penal
ties for their crimes, desire to prove
that treason 'was victorious during the
war. Can a Union soldier vote affir
matively on such a question ? Can a
loyal man vote approvingly on such an
issuo? If the rebels were successful,
then is the national debt without a
security, and tho national creditors de
frauded. These are the questions to
be remembered while voting. Ear,
Tele. ; - ' " 9 '
! - A. SARCASTIC writer, aavs i ' "Shut
ting one's self up in a convent, ' mar
rvine. and throwin onej self over a
trecipioe, are three things which must
6 dona whhottt thinking too; Much
about them."' ."'"""
Was the war right? This is the
whole issue before us, stripped of all
incidental and outside matter. If it
was, we do not want and will not have
its effects and consequences construed
away. This is now the objective
point towards which the Democrats
are tending under the lead of Judge
Black, and to this end ther are attemD-
ting to fill our courts with lawyers of
the strict or Calhoun construction
school. Woodward tried to construe
away the draft. Sharswood attempt
ed to construe away our national cur
rency. Black boldly decided that the
nation had no power to defend Its own
life, So it goes. Step by step they
undermine all tliat weliave been liv
ing and fighting for since 1776, and if
let alone, in a short time would have
us repudiating every idea or semblance
of nationality. ' These men, too, are
conscientious in their heresy. Calhoun
could not have bean more so, and
therein is the great danger. If we
believe that our war was right, that
our soldiers died in a good cause, and
that our bamnets qleamed thronqh
Georgia constitutionally, then wc must
avoid, yea, spuru all men who consci
entiously believe the war to have been
wrong, and pronounce it; when they
would excuse it, an error and mistake,
There Is no half way ground on this
question. You must vote for Williams
and a constitutional war, or Sharswood
and an unconstitutional war. Phila,
While the smoko was still ascend
ing from the charred remains of
Chamliersburg, and tho women and
children sat mourning among tho ruins
ot their burned homes, the Copperheads
of Pennsylvania sat in convention at
Harrisburg, and passed resolutions of
a partisan character, but uttered no
words against the barbarities committ
ed by the rebel hordcrs and not one of
them ollered to volunteer to prolcct
the Capital of our Slate from being
destroyed by traitors. I he convention
placed m nomination George W.
Woodward for Governor, because he
maintained the dogma that the soldiers
had no right to vote, that the Southern
States had a right to war on the Na
tional Government, and that rebellion
was justifiable. Sharswood is the pro
totype of Woodward. Ho too bel ievc
that rebellion Mas justifiable, and that
a soldier of the Union is not entitled
to any political rights. liar. Tele.
Somuuiu who survived the war,
vote us vuu foiliibt. You braved dan
ger and death to save tho Government
from destruction, : and you ioiight
bravely to put down tha reliollioii
which the oiitiruiiirr .ImliM nt'ilioXu-
n r .T- "
promo Court (Woodward) asserted was
i I., .i
precipitated and provoked ny tno peo
ple of the North, and which' the Cop
perhead candidate, for tho same posi
tion (Sharswood) pronounced chivalric
and holy. Vole as you fought. Vote
to put down rebellion. Vote to re
buke a usurper. Vote to encourage
loyalty. Vote to preserve the integri
ty of the Government. Vote to en
force the laws. Vole to punish traitors.
Voto to make treason odious. Vote
tosccuro those who trusted tho nation.
Vote to save the country. liar. Tele. ,
The workinirman who allows him
self to be seduced from his fcaltv to
tho Republican party will meet the
file of the soldier on the nl.iins who
strays from the army lie will be toma
hawked by utc common enemy. 1 lie
effort in different narts of the State.
and narticiiliirlv in strnnrr Rcnnhlircin
- v 7 o ---i
counties, to organize workingmens
parties, is a ruse to auicat Republican
tickets. It is an admission that the
workingmcn all belong to the Repub
lican nartv. as if this were not. tho case.
I 7
why organize a . workingmau s part ?
Tho workingman who votes a copper
head ticket commits business as well as
political suicide. 7irr. Tele.
In 1864 the platform of the Cop
perheads of Pennsylvania announced
tho bold falsehood that "the war as
waged by the Government for the sup
pression of rebellion was a failure,"
and asked the North to admit that the
traitors were not only right, but the
stronger in military .resources and
powers, and that . hostilities should
cease. Now that we have whipped
the rascals, the same Copperhead dema
gogues insist that the rebels incurred
no penalties, but are entitled to all
honor, Soldies t vote as you fought.
and you will vote to d icat these ma
chinations. Har. Tele.
If every Republican vote is polled in
Pennsylvania on the second Tuesday
of October next, we will gain a Judge
of the Supreme Court, maintain our
strength in the Legislature, and re
elect every candidate tor a county of
fice the term of whose present occu
pant cxnircs this vear. But we want
all our Republican votes polled. . To
do this, and thus maintain a Republi
can majority which has more than once
struck terror to the heart of treason,
we must all go to work at once and in
earnest Har. Telegraph,
I -
; 1 The Union Pacific Railroad is now
finished four hundred and sixty miles
west of Omaha; and within fifty miles
of Chevrons"' City, Kansas.' The
branob Pacific Railroad is completed
twlv iilS''ibvond ths' station fast
ceeiAedtry tfie commissioners, which
am- Ue track? two! hundred and
sovetftJfi mttesliwest 'of the". Missouri
fiver. .n:i wiz '. r. ,v !
Sta Wnptt burg grjmMicau.
Saturday, Septcmlier 28th,' is the
last dav on which assessments for the
October elections can bo made. 1
Let every voter see that his name is
on the assessment lists; and then let
him see to it that every one of his
friends and neighbors is likewise as
sessed, r
There should bo committees appoint
ed to atteud to this matter. But do
not wait on them. Let every man
sec to his own ease, and bo sure.
rni.M'IPI.KS, NOT ME5.
No canvass in Pennsylvania for sev
eral years past has possessed more real
importance than the one in which we
aro now engaged, whether we regard
the national interests at stake, and
which will bo affected for good or for
evil by what may occur hero, or the
influence upon our own affairs of a
decision at this time in favor of the
Democratic party. However design
ing copperheads may endeavor to per
suade independent men that the con
test has no national significance, there
can be no shadow of a doubt that they
aro earnestly striving now to compass
the defeat of the Republican ticket in
Pennsylvania, for tho express purpose
of making people believe that a great
reaction has set in against the princi
ples and policy of the Republican
party. But, whether this be so or not,
a Republican defeat in Pennsylvania
will bo at onco triumphed abroad
throughout tho length and breadth of
tho land as a verdict against tho poli
cy of Congress and in favor of the
violent course pursued by President
Yet wo find, observes tho North
American, the most artful appeals made
to Republicans to throw aside party
considerations, on tho ground that tho
contest is not a national one. There
is hardly an office of any prominence
to bo now filled that is not mado the
subject of these appeals. Bginning
with Iho Judge of the Supremo Court,
we arc asked to support Judgo Share
wood, the Democratic noiiiince, because
ho was twice elected President Judge
of the District Court of Philadelphia
by his political opponents, although wc
all know that on that bench, where ho
was in a political minority, ho deliv
ered a written opinion against the con
stitutionality of tho United States
legal tender notes.
If we turn to tho Legislature, wc
are asked to elect Democrats in prefer
ence to Republicans on all sorts of
issues. Tho cry thcro is against our
financial embarrassments, though no
one can show how the election of Dcm
ocrats is to reduce them. It is of
small account, according to those rea
soncrs, that the Republican Legislature
has manage! our Stale finances so well
as to enable the Stale to dispense with
the tax on real estate, at the same time
that wo have largely reduced our State
Democratic success is the panacea
proscribed for everything, on the prin
ciple of the physician whoio patient
did not know what was the matter
with him, as he had a capital appetite,
slept well, felt well, and yet wanted
medicine. The doctor promised to
give him something to change all that,
and the Democratic offer in the present
instance is about similar. We are
getting along prosperously. Our finan
ces are well administered. Our inter
ests arc admirably cared for. The
popular lilierties arc extended and-
guarded. Elect Democrats, and they
will change all that.
If any independent man thinks we
exaggerate, let him sit down and try
to make np a ticket such as these
disinterested advisors would be satisfied
with. He would find on it no Repub
lican names. From beginning to end
all would be copperheads. It has
therefore become a question, simply
and purely, whether a man means to
vote , the Republican or Democratic
ticket not as to who shall be scratched
on either of these tickets. The attack
is. made upon us at all points, and with
the same vigor and the same arguments
upon each. Those who may feel in
clined to listen to the arguments of
those men will find the issue to be as
we state it, not whether independent
men shall vote for Sharswood, but
whether they shall vote the Republican
or Democratic ticket.
. The most remarkable feature about
this crnsado is thai : then is really
nothing in tho character or 'public
services of the Democratic1 candidates
to warrant' the extravagant laudation
of them that is now indulged . in, and
Oiir readers can Judge for themselves
RIGHT. Lincoln.. .
whether there is anything in the prin
ciples or policy of the party they rep
resent to commend them to the especial
admiration of Republicans or inde
pendent men. Nor, on ; the ' other
hand, does the record of the Republican
party or its candidates warrant the
extraordinary denunciation lavished
upon them. Nationally tho party has
saved the republic from tibsolute de
struction, lias abolished slavery and
enfranchised a whole race of pedplc;
In State affairs it has reduced both the
debt and the taxes at the same timd.
Under such circumstances tho man
who deserts his principles to vote for
a Democratic candidate upon any of
the grounds now assumed by our op
ponents need blame no one but himself
if, after the election, he shall find that
he has contributed his share towards a
copperhead reaction.
For our own part we see no more
to regret in the general character of
the Republican nominations than wc
see under all circumstances in the
nominations of all political parties.
In the main they are good. They are
no better and no worse than usual
But the man who looks into Democratic
tickets to find better candidates must
have nn amount of faith in that rotten
organization that wo do not possess.
It would, indeed, be amazing if Dem
ocratic tickets should be better than
Republican ones, knowing, as we do,
that a large portion of the intellect
and the moral worth of Pennsylvania
is to be found in the Republican ranks.
Keedysvhxe, Sept. 17, 18G7.
Tho dedication of Antieiam National
Cemetery took place to-dav. The
progrnme carried out was as follows:
Military and Masonic bodies escort
ed the President and party to the
Cemetery, where, in the presence of an
immense throng, tho exercises opened
by prayer.
Governor Swann, on assuming the
Presidential chair, tendered a welcome
to President Johnson and the Gover
nors of other Stales, who came to par
ticipate i'ri tho ceremonies. After al
luding to the part taken by Maryland
in establishing tho cemetry, he said t
"Wo are here in calm sunshine to
mingioour tears witutiic survivors
fiir those who sacrificed lift; for their
country upon this field." . Ho involi
ed the Almighty to speedily restore
harmony lo the whole country.
A hymn was then sung by the as
The corner stono of tho monument
was then laid by the Grand Master of
the Grand Lodgo ot Masons of Mary
land; The oration was then delivered by
Ex-Gov. Bradford. After referring
to the distinguished persons present,
ho stated that in response to a voto of
thanks of Maryland to tho army for
protecting tho siato from rebels, the
Commander of that army committed
tho remains of those who fell to the
care of the State. The details of the
action by Maryland in the matter
were given by tho orator. Tho num
ber engaged on the field of Antietam
on the Union side was 87,6 10, while
the rebel force was estimated at 97,
000. Tho previous campaigns of the
army were referred to and tho anxiety
of the public mind depicted. The
disasters to the army under Pope, its
shattered condition, its reorganization
by ucn. McClellan, and victory won
over tho confident hosts of the rebellion
by that reorganized nrmy, wore dwelt
on at great length, with many corre
lative facts and circumstances. He
concluded by invoking adherence to
the Constitution and said: "Come
the peril to it whence it may, from
State Rights or Consolidation, let mo,
on the anniversary of its adoption, in
the name of the men who made it, by
the memory of the men who have died
for it on this spot, where blood has
been so profusely shed in its behalf,
appeal to you to preserve, protect and
defend it.'
The poem was next delivered.
Remarks followed from President
Johnson and others, after which the
services closed with a benediction, and
the President and iiarty were escorted
to the station.
Salutes were fired at sun rise dur
ing the procession, and at the close.
Everything passed off well.
President Johnson, in the course of
a brief speech, said : "I am merely
here to give my countenance and aid
to the ceremonies on this occasion ; but
I must be permitted to express my
hope that we may follow the example
"which has been so eloquently allued to
this afternoon, and which has been so
clearly set by the illustrious dead.
When we look on your battle neidind
think of the brave men on both sides
who fell in the fierce straggle of bat
tle, and who sleep silently in thoir
graves yes, who sleep in silence and
peace after tho earnest conflict has
ceased would to God we of the living
could imitat . their example as they
lay1 sleeping la pesos m their tombs
and live together u in friendship i and
peace.. : : Applause.) : You,' my fellow
citizens, have my earnest wishes; as
you have bad mr efiorts in times' gono
by, ir .tlie iesrUctt. and , mot Irving.
i .it
editor and wnmiiEii.
NO. 15.
perils, to preservo tho Union of these
States, .to restore jicacc and harmony
to our distracted and divided country,
and von shall have riiv last efforts in
vindication of the flag of the Republic
and of the Constitution of otfr fathers.
(Applause.) V ;' ,;'
II A Kl-Eft HKoTilCRS1;
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JNot tar ironl Where tho present es
tablishment of thu Uai'pers Stands,
James Harper begau his work. Ho
held tho lowest position in the onicc.
All mean And servile work was put
rljHin him. Tho sons of judges, nlder
inen, lawyers and men ol money were
in trade and merchandise around the
printing office. Those pert, well-
dressed and proud stripptings often
crossed lie pathway of the rustio lad.
His shoes were heatv: coarse and un
gainly. Ilis clothes mado from cloth
manufactured in the old homestead,
were rough In material and slovenly
in make. The young bucks delighted
to ridicule James. They wdiihl shout
to 1 1 1 1 it across the streat "Did yoiir
boots come from Paris ? "Jini, give
us a card to your tailor. "What did
your mother givo it yard for your.
broadcloth?" Sometimes tho rude
fellows camo near and under tho pre
tense of tile fineness of the cloth
would grab the flesh. Insulting and
taunting as all this waSj ho bore it for
a whilo with meekness. This wascon-
strueil into cowardice.
Tho young printer saw that he must
end this treatment, and could only do
it by taking a hrnt and manly stand.
He had no idea of wealth or position.
It was his purpose to do right to so
conduct huuselt that his mothe
would not bo ashamed of him. All
the success nnd position that could nt
tend fidelitv, to duly, he meant to se
cure; but lie resolved not ti bo im
posed upon. Ono day whilo (Mm
soino menial work, ho was assaulted
by one of his tormentors. Ho deliber
ately set down tho pail he was carry
ing, turned on his assailant, booted
him severely, and then said : "Take
that.; that's my card; take goiid care of
it. v hen 1 am out ol my tune, and
set up mysell, nnd you need employ
ment, as yon will, come to me, and
bring (hat card, and 1 will give yon
work." . Strange to say, lorty-one
years after, that same person camo to
James Harpers establishment and
asked employment, claiming it on the
ground that tho "card ho had given
him forty-one years before bo had kept
to I hat day.
When James was free, having serv
ed out his time, his master said f ohirt,
"lou have been faithful, and shall
always have a good place in myof-
hce. 1 Jio master was not a little
surprised to hear the young man an
nounce his intention of setting rip for
himself. Already ho said he could
have tho printing of a book if he
could get a eertilicuo that ho was
worthy of it. If his master would
give him the certificate he could get
jor. ihis was readily given, and the
work begun. In 1817 James and
John Harper opened a small book and
lot) printing ollice in Dover street
Evert Duyckinck, the leading pub
lisher of that day, was the first to em
ploy the Harpers. lho first book
published by tho firm was Seneca'
Morals, 2,000 copies of which wore
delivered on tho fifth day of August,
1817. Tho second job was of more
consequence, lho book to bo printed
was tho Episcopal Prayer Hook. It
Was 16 be stereotyped. That part of
tho cratt in thoso days was in a crude
state, and tho work rudely done. They
had contracted to do the work for
fifty cents a token, They found that
they would have to pay tho full sum
to have it stereotyped, and no profit
would be left to themselves. They
resolved to stereotype tho work. It
was difficult and slow; but it was
done, and gave great satisfaction. It
was pronounced the best piece of stc-
reotypin? ever seen in JNcw York.
The character of the work coming
Irom this nrm, its industry, probity,
promptness and enterprise placed it at
once at the head ol the business in ricw
York. In six years the establishment
became the largest in tho city. To
tho original firm, in 1823. the name
of Joseph Westlcy Harper was added.
in 18:28 J; letchcr Harper mined the
firm. These four make the house of i
Harper Brothers. Tho house has now
a world-wide fame. It is the largest
of the kind in the world. The groat
establishments of Europe do not com
bine, as dp the Harpers, all the de
partments of labor needful for the pro
duction of a perfect book. European
books are mainly sold in sheet. Ihc
binding itselt is carried on as a distinct
business. It has no connection with
printing. The Harpers embrace prin
ting, electrotyping, stereotyping and
binding. A roll of manuscript is
taken from the anthor, types from tho
toundry, a side ot leather irom the
currier, and paper from the manufac
turer. 1 hese leave the establishment
a complete book, printed and illustrat
ed in the highest style of flrt.E'wn-
Ira lady puts on' ' her stockings
wrong .side outwards, it is a sign of
good fuck if she docs it unintention
ally. If she doca it on purpose, it is a
sign me scocKingi tire not as wnite as
snow.' 1 In view of tho fact that , ladies
do not wear stockings unless they are
as white 'as snow; this sign appiles only
to "blue stockings. .r.nk
Toruia ol AlvM-tiiiis;
AnviitTiflKM kntm ltiwrtedet SI SO Pr smiirM
for three IomtUdus, and 8 rral prr witwi'5
for each aitrillloruU lltwrtlnii : (Icq lines or li-rt
counted a square). All transient advertisement
tu to wifi itir in advance. ,
Hi'MNKsa Notices art under lilt ItCin of lornl
news will b charged lnvurlauly IS crista line
fur cucli insertion.
iniitijrUiu quarter, hair-.vMir or T'r. Mpmiitt
nolires charged uue-uul( mure lliun regular ad
vertisements. Job 1'uiNTioof cvcrrlclnd In Pliilnand ran.
ov uulurs; Hand-bills, Uluuks, Cards I'nniplilf ts,
Ac, ot every variety aud stylo, printed ut the
shortest notice. Tho HmThi.tcA OiKici! hits
Juki been re-rllled, and every thliiff In the Prim
ing line can Im. executed m the most artisllo
A lllH-ral deduction made to persons anwrn
iniiiuicrntKi ar me lowest ntics.
llow ttf fact a Husbnml.
From an eeelleht t'tftilmuniintion,
published in the Coliimbus (Miss.)
Index of June 8, we copy the follow
ing, "expressly lot the" girls."
Iking bill; arid therefore allowed
license for teasifig tho girls on matri
monial sdhjcclS; I consult them about
flicir future prospects bilcn, and find
that the opinion obtains with them
that the young men were never so slow
In proposing as lit these dayg;. whjyh
wo must admit, gives them a gddd, not
to Sivy all-powerful reason for not hik
ing a husoand. Nowj young ladies;
the whole secrel witH rtine-tenths of
you, of not being, able to got off your'
parents' hahils; is limply that you
don't know how td work. You tan't
keep house. , Ydti can't make a pair of
breeches: You can't tell, for the life
of you, the diflerertce between bran
and shorts, or wliitli cbW gives the
butterniilki Theybnngmen generally'
camo out of the, war "with the skin of,
iheir teeth," with h8 fortune, I might
say, but their wardrdbes of grsy and'
their canteens, and td marry with thoni
now, rest assured, relates more to
'making a living with the assistance of
a ldving, industrious help-mate, than
indulging in opera music, moonshine
and poetry. Do you know what they ,
say of one of your butterfly young
ladies who hiis held them in the parlor
engaged by tho hriur listening to "ele
gant nothings?" .Nineteen times out
of twenty it is this! ."Well, she i9 all
right for nn evening's entertainment,
but filio will not make a good wife;".
There is no possiblo objection to tho
accomplishments ot niunie, painting, '
and the like, as such, but tha idea is to
be able to Bet these parlor amusements '
aside for tho period. When the stern
duties of married life . call for your
practical knowledge; Show tho young
men tlult you eart do your part of
double business j that you ran cook a
niertls victuals tm a pinch j that you
can sweep up. and dust, and darn old
stockings, and save a penny toward an '
accumulated pound ; that you will not '
lie a dead expense to him through life.
Iielievo me,young frien(ls,as manyl'rue,
heroic, womanly hearts beat Over
household duties ns flutter beneath tho
soft light of a parlor chandelier. Your
kiss is just asswectj your smilo jiist us
bright; your heart as happy arid tender,
after a day's exertion in a sphere wor
thy of true womanhood, as m places of
dissipation, frippery and silly amuse
ment. Have an ambition to ddyour
part in life, cultivate industrial habits
and let the parlor accomplishments go i
with tha higher accomplishments ,
which I have roiigbly enumerated. It. ,
is astonishing how soon a domestic
young lady is found out arid appreci
ated. It is because sho is such a rare
exception to the general rule. ' '
m 0 "', . i .
A good story is told of a certain'.
Colonel in the late war. Tho Colonel
aforesaid was riding in a stago coach,
with several other passenger, when ho '
accidentally dropped his hat Out of tho '
window, when he exclaimed, in A sten
torian voice :
"Charioteer, pause ! I have lost my '
chnpeah." . ,
. Tho driver paid fio heed to the
demand. Again the bombafllc fellow"'
authoritatively spoke : ' " .."
, "Charioteer, pause f I have lost my '
chapeau." '
No attention being paid by the"
driver to this last command, a plain,'
blunt man, who had become disgusted
with'his fellow traveler's silliness and '
pomposity, put his head out of tho 1
window and said :
"Driver, hold oh, this fool has lost.,
his hat." '' '.:".
' Thi3 was perfectly intelligible to the
driver, and the hat was secured.
An'Yi"-oiY says tho Tribunct who .
entertained a lingering doubt of the ',
disloyalty of the Democratic party
might have had his doubts dispelled ,
the other evening, when the Copper
heads held a mass meeting in Balti
more to ratify the new Maryland Con
stitution. One of the speakers, who
began by declaring that the negro had ;
"no rights except what the white man .
chose to give him as privileges," wound ,
up with the appropriate boast that his ,
sympathies during the war had always
been with "the Rebel army." Among 1
the sentiments which anDeared most '
grateful to the assemblage was this: ;
"Little Phil, to fight Indians, and
Stanton to rule them." The meeting )
broke up with cheers lor Jeff. Davis
and Wilkes Booth.
Tub people in the oil regions havo
no sooner got rid of one thing than r
they immediately freeze on to another.
They have at present "base ball on the ''
brain, as will be seen from the ibl
lowing gem : , A woman (whose name 1
is withheld) was before one of the
courts for disturbing the peace while,
under the influence of ardent pota-.
tions. She had seized a "pitcher"" at
the "home base" and attempted to
give her husband a "bat" with it; but'
by a sharp "run" he evaded the "fly,",
and passed the "bawler" to two police-; ,j
men on the right and left field. The
stars caught Ann "out,"' and the court
scored a rem of $3 against her ""on tho' '
second "innings." i . i :
' ! s ii .' .,
k toirtlEiU called to see a tni-
menb that was; to be let. - It, was, shown
to, him, by a . pretty, .chatty, , Vomaj .
whose manners charmed her . visitor.
"Are you to be let, too?"! inrttiired fceta
witiha lannlshing look.'fi 'Yes.'- saTd
she ; "I aw; I'm to be. 1st afcae."r i