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/SASH BUYERS, TAKFNOTICE J
SAVE YOUR "GREENBACKS 1
FALL AND WINTER GOODS,
At J. M. SHOEMAKER'S Store,
AT GREATLY REDUCED PRICES!
Having just returned from the East, we are now
opening a large stock of Fall and Winter Goods,
which have been BOUGHT FOR CASH, at nett
cash prices, and will be SOLD CHEAP. This be
ing the only full stock of goods brought to Bedford
this season, persons will be able to suit themselves
better, in style, quality and price, than at any
other store in Bedford The following comprise a
few of our prices, vix :
Calicoes, at 10, 15, 16 and the
best at 18 cents.
Muslins at 10, 12, 14, 15, 16, 18, and
and the best at 22 cents.
All Wool Flannels from 40cts. up.
French Merinoes, all wool Delaines, Coburgs, Ac.
SHAWLS —Ladies', children's and misses'
shawls, tatest styles; ladies'cloaking cloth.
MEN'S WEAR— Cloths, cassimeres, satinetts.
BOOTS AND SHOES—In this line we have a
very extensive assortment for ladies, misses, chil-.
dren. and men's and boys' boots and shoes, all sizes
and prices, to suit all.
HATS—A large assortment of men's and boys'
CLOTHING—Men's and boys'coats, pants-and
vests, atl sizes and prices
SHIRTS. 4c.—Men's woolen and muslin shirts;
Shakspeare, Lockwood and muslin-lined paper
oollars; cotton chain (single and double, white
GROCERIES—Coffee, sugar, syrups, green and
black teas, spices of all kinds, dye-stuffs, 4e.
LEATHER—SoIe leather, French and city calf
skins, upper leather, linings, 4c. (
UP We wilt sell goods on the same terms that '
we have been for the last three months—cash, or
note with interest froui date. No bad debts con- (
traded and no extra charges to good paying eus
tomers to make up losses of slow and never paying
customers. Cash buyers always get the best bar
gains, and their accounts are always settled up.
J. M SHOEMAKER,
Bedford, 5ep.27,'67. No. 1 Anderson's Row. j
10 per cent, saved in buying your
goods for cash, at J. M. SHOEMAKER S cash and
produce store, No. 1 Anderson's Row.
The undersigned have opened a very full suj .ply '
FALL AND WINTER GOODS.
Our stock is complete and is not sot passed in !
QUALITY AND CHEAPNESS, j
The old system of
'' TR US TING FOR E VER''
having exploded, we are determined to
SELL GOODS LPOX THE SHORTEST PROFIT j
CASH OR PRODUCE.
To prompt paying custom ers we will extend
a credit of four months, but we wish it expressly
understood, after the period nanr-ed, account will be
due and interest will accrue tha reon.
BUYERS FOR CASH
may depend upon
n0v1,'67 A. B. CRAMER 4 CO.
"VT EW GOC) DB!! NEW GOODS!!
The undersigned has just received from the East a '
large and varied stock of New Goods,
which are now open for
two miles West of Bedford, comprising everything
usually found in a first-class country store,
consisting, in part, of
Boots and Shoes,
&c., &e. j
All of which will be sold at the most reasonable j
Usf' Thankful for past favors, we solicit a con- !
tinuanee ot the public patronage.
Call and examine our goods,
may24,'67. G. YEAGER
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FIRM! NEW FIRM!
GOOD GOODS ARE DOWN!
NEW GOODS! NEW GOODS!
just received and will be sold
AT GREATLY REDUCED PRICES, i
Call at BLACK & MARBOURG'S, j
IF YOU WANT CHEAP GOODS of any kind!
We have no big stock of old goods at big prices.
Our stock is nearly all fresh and new. Look at
some of our prices :
MUSLINS, from 10 to 17 cents.
CALICOS, from 8 to 15 cents.
CLOTHS and CASSI.MF.RES at reduced prices.
DRESS GOODS, all kinds, cheaper than before
ALL WOOLEN GOODS 25 per cent, cheaper
than any that have been sold this season.
etc., etc., etc.,
at the lowest market prices.
If you want Good Bargains and Good Goods,
call at BLACK 4 MARBOURG'S.
Schellsburg, Dec. 6iu3
XT L W ABBIV A LRQ art received
at M C. FETTERLY'S FANCY STOKE,
Straw H its and Bonnets, Straw Ornaments. Rib
botis Flowers, Millinery Goods, Embroideries.
Handkerchiefs. Bead-trimmings. Buttons. Hosiery
and Gloves, White Goods. Parasols and Sun-Um
brellas, Balmorals aud Hoop Skirts. Fancy Goods
and Notions, Ladies' and Children's Shoes. Our
assortment contains all that is sew and desirable.
Thankful for fo mer liberal patronage we hope
to be able to merit a continuance from all our cus
tomers. Please call and see our new stock,
BY MEYERS & MENGEL
TELL IT ! EVERYBODY TELL IT!
COTTON NO LONGER KING!
G. R. OSTER & CO.
Are now receiving at their NEM STORE a
large and carefully selected stock of new and
CHEAP Dry Goods, Furs, Clothing. Carpetings,
Oil cloths, Hats, Cups. Boots, Shoes, Wall papers,
Willow-ware, Queens-ware, Oils, Tobaccos, Segars,
Ac., together with an extensive assortment of Fresh
Groceries, which for extent and CHEAPNESS is
unrivaled in Central Pennsylvania, all of which
they offer wholesale or retail at prices that defy
competition. Piles of calico prints and muslin
from 6i cents up to sublime quality.
They.invitc all to call, aeo for themselves and
TERMS —POSITIVELY CASH on DELIVERY, un
| less otherwise specified.
Beoford, Pa., Dec.13,'67m3.
CO-PA RTNERSIII P.
Imperial Bargain Store.
I December 12, 1867.
J. C. Wright is admitted to an interest in our
business from this date. The style of our firm is
changed toG R Oster A Co.
Bedford. Pa., jan3l ml G.R. AW.OSTEK.
MUSLINS ! MUSLINS I
Just received at the
IMPERIAL BARGAIN STORE!
New York Mills Utica Nonpareil, Wawsutta
Mills, Williamsville, Fruit of the Loom, None-such,
Semper Idem, Lonsdale, Hope Mills, Congress.
Ac., together with other first class makes, in
bleached and unbleached, at the lowest prices
As muslins are now advancing, we think it a very
safe time for families to lay in a supply.
Bedford, Pa., jan3lini G. R. OSTER A Co.
A NOTHER VETO ON HIGH
YOU CAN SA VE MONEY
by buying your GOODS of
MILLER & BOWSER,
Mann's Corner, ... BEDFORD, Pa.
They are now opening a choice variety of
NEW AND DESIRABLE
FALL AND WINTER GOODS.
Fancy G >ods,
Hats and Caps,
Boots and Shoes,
Tobacco and Cigars,
Ac., Ac., Ac. ;
LOOK AT- SOME OF THEIR PRICES
CALICO, at 8, 10, 12, 15, 10:
GINGHAM, at 12*, 15, 18, 20.
MUSLIN, at 10, 12, 14, 15,18, 20.
Ladies" Saokiug, at very low prices.
toff* Ladies', Gents' and "Misses'
Shoes. Sandals and Over-Shoes, in great variety
Men's, Boys' and Youths' Boots,
fey-- Best Coffee, Tea, Sugar and Syr
up in the market. Prices low
Feed, Flour, Ac., for sale at all
#3*" We invite all to call and see our
goods and compare prices before buying elsewhere.
toff* Our motto is, Short Proffits.
STIR TERMS—Cash, Note or Produce.
in rear of he "Mengel House."
I BEDFORD, PA.,
MENGEL A BURNS, Proprietors.
The undersigned would inform their friends. \
' and the public generally, that they are prepared \
! to furnish HORSES AND BUGdIES. Carriages,
Sporting Wagons, or anything in the Livery line i
of business, in good style and at moderate charg
es. Terms: CASH, unless bv special agreement.
janlO"6Stf MENUEL A BURNS
CtELLERS & Ft) 1, WELL,
CONFECTION E RS and FRUITERERS,
No. 161 North Third Street,
feb2lm3 Orders promptly attended to.
TERMS OF PUBLICATION.
THE BEDFORD GAZETTE is punished every Fri
day morning by MEYERS A MBSSEL. at $2 00 per j
annum, if paid strictly in advance ; 12.50 if paid j
within six months ; 53.00 if not pain within six
months. All subscription accounts MUST be
settled annually. No paper will be sent out of
the State unless paid for is ADVANCE, and all such
subscriptions will invariably be discontinued at
the expiration of the time for which they are
All ADVERTISEMENTS for a less term than
three months TEN CENTS per line for each In
sertion. Special notices one-half additional All
resolutions of Associations; communications of
limited or individual interest, and notices of mar
riages and deaths exceeding five line-, ten cents
per line. Editorial notices fifteen cents per line.
All legal Notices of every kind, and Orphans'
Court and Judicial Sales, are required by laut
to be published in both papers published in this
All advertising due after first insertion.
A liberal discount is made to persons advertising
by the quarter, half year, or year, as follows :
3 months. 6 months. 1 year.
♦One square - - - $4 50 $6 00 *lO 00
Two squares .- • 600 900 16
Three squares --- 800 12 00 20
Quarter column --14 00 20 00 ->5 00
Half column - - - 18 00 25 00 4o 00
One column - - - - 30 00 4o 00 80
♦One square to occupy one inch of space.
JOB PRINTING, of every kind, done with
neatness and dispatch. THE GAZETTE OFFICE has
just been refitted with a Power Press and new type,
and everything in the Printing line can be execu
ted in the most artistic manner and at the lowest
rates —TERMS CASH.
Ijjp 3 All letters should be addressd to
MEYERS A MENGEL,
S. L. RUSSELL. J- H. LONG EX ECKER.
RUSSELL & LONG EN ECKER,
ATTORNEYS AND COUNSELLORS AT LAW,
j BEDFORD. PA.,
' Will attend promptly and faithfully to all busi
ness entrusted to their care. Special attention
given to collections and the prosecution of claims
for Back Pay. Bounty, Pensions, Ac
OFFICE, on Juliana Street, south of the Court
J. MCD. SCARCE. E F. KERR.
CJHARPE & KERR, ATTORNEYS
Jo AT LAW BEDFORD, PA., will practice in
the courts of Bedford and adjoining counties Of
fice on Juliana St.. opposite the Banking House of
! Reed A Schelly [March 2, '66.
I J. R. DURBORROW. | JOHN WITZ.
DU RBOR FT O W & LUTZ,
ATTORNEYS AT LAW, BEDFORD, PA.,
Will attend promptly to all business intrusted to
their care. Collections made on the shortest no
They are. also, regularly licensed Claim Agents
and will give special attention to the prosecution
if claims against the Government for Pensions,
Back Pay, Bounty, Bounty Lands, Ac.
Office oft Juliana street, one door South of the
"Mengel House," and nearly opposite the Inquirer
JOHN P. REED, ATTORNEY AT
LAW, BEDFORD, PA Respectfully tenders
his services to the pnblic.
Office second door North of the Mengel House.
Bedford, Aug, 1, 1861.
SPY M. ALSIP, ATTORNEY AT
LAW, BEDFORD, PA. Will faithfully and
promptly attend to all business entrusted to Ins
care in Bedford and adjoining counties. Military
laims, back pay, bounty, Ac., speedily oollected.
Office with Mann A Spang, on Juliana street,
to doors South of the Mengel House.
Jan. 22, 1864,
F. M. KIMMKLL. ] J- W. LINGENFELTER.
IRIMMELL & LINGENFELTER,
ATTORNEYS AT LAW, BEDFORD, PA.,
Have formed a partnership in the practice of
the Law. Office on Juliana street, two doors South
of the 'Mengel House,"
G1 11. SPANG, ATTORNEY AT
IT. LAW BEDFORD, PA Will promptly at
tend to collections and all business entrusted to
his care in Bedford and adjoining counties.
Office on Juliana Street, three doors south of the
"Mengel House," opposite the residence of Mrs.
May 13, 1864. -
B. F. MEYERS. I J • W. DICKERSON.
MEYERS & DICKERSON, AT
TORNEYS AT LAW, Bedford, Pa., office
| same as formerly occupied by Hon. W. P. Schell,
I two doors east of the GAZETTE office, will practice
| in'the several courts of Bedford county. Pensions,
I bounty and back pay obtained and the purchase
'■ and sale of real estate attended to. [mayll,'66.
ATTORNEY AT LAW,
Will faithfully and promptly aitend to all
. business entrusted to his care. Office with G. H
i Spang, E>q., on Julianna Street, two doors South
j of the Mengel House. [may2t,67.
Office at the old stand in BANK BUILDING, Julian
na Street, BEDFORD, Pa.
All operations, pertaining to Surgical and Me
chanical Dentistry, performed with care, and
Anaesthetics administered, when desired. Ar
tificial teeth inserted, per set, $3.00 and upward.
As I am determined to do
A CASH BUSINESS
or none, I have reduced the prioesof ARTIFICIAL
TEEIH of the various kinds, 20 PER CENT, and of
GOLD FILLINGS 33 PER EKNT. This rcduotion
will be made only to strictly CASH PATIENTS,
and all such will receive prompt attention.
TAEN TI STRY !
Dr. H. VIRGIL PORTER,
(late of New York city,)
Would respectfully inform his numerous friends
and patrons, thai he is still
IN BLOODY RUN,
where he may be found at all times prepared to
insert those BEAUTIFUL ARTIFICIAL
TEETH, at the low price of from TEN to EIGH
TEEN DOLLARS per set.
- TEETH EXTRACTED, without pain.
Temporary sets inserted if desired.
All operations warranted.
Special attention is invited to Dr. Porter's
scientific method of preserving decayed and aching
teeth. H. VIRGIL PORTER.
If you want
" A BEAUTIFUL SET OF TEETH,
DR. S. M. GROSS,
RESIDENT DENTIST, SCRELLSBURG, PA.,
who operates in every branch of surgical and
Mechanical Dentistry, at
Teeth extracted WITHOUT PAIN positively, and
by the surest, safest and best
Persons desiring the services of a Dentist will
do well by culling on me before contYactiug else
ALL OPERATIONS WARRANTED.
in with W. J. MCLLIN, M. D.
CARD.—I take great pleasure in recommend
ing DR. GROSS as a skillful Deutist, and in every
way qualified to give satisfaction to th< public in
his line. W. J. MULLIN, M. D.
VERY VARIETY AND STYLE
OF JOB PRINTING neatly executed at low
laces at THE BEDFORD GAXETTB office. Call and
reave yeux orders.
BEDFORD, PA., FRIDAY MORNING, FEBRUARY 28. 1868.
lb* fftflftwl feeiti.j
MM AFFMt"TED PiKBR.
A SECOND JOB.
"Darby Dodd," a regular correspon
dent of the New York Metropolitan
Record , in his quaint way, gets off
more than semi-occasional ly, most tell
ing hits upon the follies and short
comings of this degenerate age. The
following is one of his last efforts:
WASHINGTON, Jan. 25, 1868.
Editor Portfolio:— While I was sit
ting in the reading room of Willard's,
this afternoon, thinking over a plan to
save the country and protect Mr. Stan
ton from the persecution of unscrupu
lous enemies, a white-haired old gen
tleman came up to me, and said he
understood I was a person of sympa
thetic nature. The fir:-, idea occurred
to me was that he wanted me to get
him an appointment; but the utter
misery that was stamped on his face
soon removed this unworthy thought,
and filled me with deep pity.
I informed him that some one had
told him the truth, which is a very
remarkable thing in Washington, and
! he then said he had a tale to tell that
i would probably harrow up my soul.
I "What is it about, my venerable
I friend?" said I to the old gentleman ■;
and he answered briefly but sorrowful
"It is a tale of family' disgrace.
"Pray, sir," I said, "don't I*>a'ny°ur" 1 * >a ' n y° ur "
self by repeating family troubles to Z loo '
I am at present engaged in considering
more important matters. The very life
of the nation, sir, is in danger, and I
am considering how to save it."
But the old gentleman would not be
put off. He insisted on unfolding his
tale, and taking his seat beside me he
began as follows :
"I am the father of ten children."
I expressed my condolence, and he
"Ten children, sir, and I did all I
could to bring them up in the way ot
virtue and honor." •
"And I trust they are a comfort and
support to you in your old age," said I.
"Ah, sir, they have been a curse to
me. Look at these grey hairs 1 Look
at the furrows of care upon my face!
My children, oh, my children !"
I became interested, and told the old
gentleman to proceed.
"My first great grief," said he, com
posing himself, "was caused by my
eldest son. He was a young man of flue
promise, and I had him educated for
the Church. He became a minister.
His sermons were the wonder of our
section. He married an excellent girl
and lived happily with her. His Chris
tian zeal knew no bounds. He estab
lished a Sabbath school, and started the
greatest revival movement ever known
in the West. It gladdened my heart to
see my son devoting himself so earnest
ly to holy work. But a blow came, a
terrible blow. In the midst of the revi
val he eloped with one of the Sabbath
school teachers and left his wife and
children on my hands."
Isaid that it was a greatblow, indeed,
and the old gentleoian went on :
"About this time my second son, a
young man of excellent talents and
character, held a responsible position in
a bank in New York. I was proud of
him, sir, and I looked forward to the
time when he would be one of the fore
most bankers in the metropolis. But
there was another blow coming. One
day I received a letter from the Presi
dent of the bank informing pie that my
son was a d faulter, that he had embez
zled 8200,000 and started for Europe
with a waiter girl from one of the con
"That was dreadful," said I.
"Yes, sir, it was a great disgrace, but
not the worst. Another son settled in
Chicago and became a gambler. He
associated with the most disputable
persons, pugilists, blacklegs, thieves,
and went down step by step until he
finally connected himself with a gift en
terprise for the relief of soldiers and
sailors. Oh, how my heart bled when
I heard how low he had descended !"
"No wonder, sir, it was fearful."
"It was fearful, sir, but I bore it as
well as I could. My fourth son was
educated for the bar. He was admitted
to practice, and soon became a rising
man. But the evil star was over him,
too. He became a drunkard. He lost
all self-respect, but still he had clients.
One of them was a widow with six or
phans. She retained him in an impor
tant property case. It involved a for
tune. He assured her he would gain it,
and he did. He gained the case, sir,
and pocketed every dollar of the money
himself. Then he became more and
more dissipated, and was at last found
dead in a common bar-room in St,
"Poor man, your sorrows are very
great! That blow was shocking,"
"Oh, it is terrible, sir; but there was
worse to come. My second daughter, a
beautiful girl, married a young mer
chant. They seemed to be very happy.
Four children blessed their union
lovely children, the image of their pa
rents. Fanny's husband doted on her;
he thought she doted upon him. But
she deceived him. One evening when
he went home she was absent. She
did not return that night. He was dis
tracted. Next day one of his clerks
was absent. He made inquiries, and
learned that they had eloped. When
the news came to me it almost broke
"Shocking, shocking!" I observed ;
but without heeding my interruption,
the old man continued :
"Sarah, my third-daughter, was al- j
ways a foolish girl, full of romantic no- j
tions, and fond of reading novels. A
month after Fanny's marriage she ran
away with a traveling tinker and
came hack in less than a year in rags.
Poor Sarah ! I could not blame her
much, for she was unsteady; but the
disgrace almost killed her mother."
"No wonder, sir ; it might well have
bowed your head, too."
"It did, sir, it did ; hut I bore it. I
had to boar much more. My fourth son
joined Die army, and as he was good at
praying, tliey made him chaplain. I hen
he took charge oiDie mails of his regi
ment, and looked after the correspon
dence of the men. But he fell. He
was detected opening letters sent to the
soldiers and taking money out of them,
and the Colonel had him drummed out
"And you survived that?"
"Yes, and much more. These dis
graces were terrible; but I could have
borne them. The greatest of all was to
come. I had another daughter, a giddy
young creature, and though I am her
father, I may say she was handsome.
She was fond of dancing, going to the
circus, and all that. One day she was
missing, and we searched high and low
for her, but she could not be found.
One of our neighbors went to New
York, and while there he went to 3ee
the Black Crook. Oh, sir, it was sad
news he brought home. One of the
girls he saw on the stage was our
Julia. We tried t-o break the news to
her mother, hut it was too much for
She sunk under it and died, and
er * ' three weeks ago."
"That was the „
"Oh, sir, I wish it had bet.. e v fth
the greatest is still unfbld. My .
son, Frank, became a pugilist, and is
now traveling through the country as a
prize fighter, associating with roughs
and pick-pockets, and making my old
heart wring with shame whenever I
hear his namth"
"Your hair may well be gray after
"Worse than that—far worse. I have
not mentioned my eldest daughter.
She joined a missionary society and
was appointed treasurer. One day she
disappeared, and the money in her
hands has never been found. The min
ister of the town she lived in, was
missed at the same time, and two
months after I heard of them in Cincin
nati. I then lost track of them, and
did not again hear of Penelope until
last week, when 1 learned that she had
joined the Mormons, and was the tenth
wife of a scoundrel in Utah."
"Good heavens, sir! how can you
bear such shame as all this?" •
Shame ! ah, sir, these are trifles to
the last and greatest shame 1"
"The last and greatest? Surely there
can be no lower depth of infamy than
you have told me of?"
"There is! there is !"said the old man
with a horrible groan. "My sixth and
youngest son was elected to Congress,
afid is now sitting in that marble build
ing at the other end of the avenue."
The old man's head fell upon the
table, and I left him to weep over this
MR. GOUGH'S RECOVERY.—The fol
lowing incident is worthy of being of
ten repeated, as an encouragement to
labor for moral or religious reform. A
warm heart and wise tongue may o
vercome the most formidable obstacles.
Rev. T. L. Cuyler tells the story:
'On a certain Sabbath evening, some
twenty years ago, a reckless ill dressed
young man was idly lounging under
the elm-tress in the public square of
Worcester. He had become a wretch
ed waif on the current of sin. His days
were spent in the waking remorse of
the drunkard ; his nights were passed
in the buffooneries of the ale house.
'As he sauntered along, out of hu
mor with himself and with all man
kind, a kind voice saluted him. A
stranger laid his hand on his shoulder,
and said, in cordial tones: 'Mr. G—,
go down to our meeting at the town
hall to-night.' A brief conversation
followed, so winning in its character
that the reckless youth consented to go.
He went; he heard the appeals there
made. With tremulous hand he sign
ed the pledge of total abstinence. By
God's help he kept it, and keeps it yet.
The poor boot crimper who tapped htm
on the shoulder—good Sol Stratton—
has lately gone to heaven. But the
youth he saved is to-day the foremost
of reformers on the face of the globe.
Methinks, when I listen to the thunders
of applause that greet J. B. Gough on
the platform of Exeter Hal! or the A
oademy of Music, I am hearing the
echoes of that tap on the shoulder, and
of that kind invitation under the an
ient elms of Worcester! 'He that
winneth soulifis wise."
POTATO PUDDING.—With a pound
and a quarter of fine mealy potatoes
boiled very dry and mashed perfectly
smooth while hot, mix three ounces
of butter, five or six of sugar, five eggs,
a few grains of salt and the grated
rind of a lemon. Pour the mixture
into a well-buttered dish and bake in a
moderate oven three-quarters of an
hour. When done sift some sugar on
A LITTLE girl in Bangor, last Sun
day,. astonished her Sunday-school
teacher with "Blessed are the dress
VOL. 62.—WHOLE No. 5,432.
AS AI'OI.OGY FOR I>RF* KEN NESS.
Thereby Khowing its Ooort ami Bl Ef
Drunkenness has a legal and patriotic
tendency; because drunkards pay their
debts according to law and furnish abun
dant employment for lawyers <md .sher
iffs, justices and constables ; and they
aLo support the government generous
ly, by paying more excise than any oth
er class of citizens.
Drunkenness promotes liberty and e-1
quality; because it disposes the sub
jectsofit tospurn all restraint human and
divine ; and brings down the proudest
gentleman to a perfect level with the
greatest ruffian ; and renders their com
pany equally agreeable and entertain
ing, as they are equally disposed to
pour out a deluge of nonsense, billings
gate and blasphemy.
Drunkenness promotes legal science;
because drunkards obtain an interest
ing knowledge of criminal jurispru
dence, and a number of them study the
penal statutes in those legal seminaries,
commonly called jails and penitentia
Drunkenness promotes domestic gov
ernment; for if you follow a drunk
ard home, you will find him ragingand
foaming; blaspheming and abusing his
patient, industrious and miserable wife
and children, who stand before him
with fear and trembling, horror and
anguish, as.silent as the grave and
as submissive as the slave chained to
Drunkenness is subservient to orth
odoxy and virtue; because drunkards
demonstrate the doctrine of human de
pravity and degradation by argu
ments the most convincing and unan
swerable; and they display vice in an
attitude and dress the most odious and
Drunkenness promotes religion in
and humanity in particular;
g- vitffie men have no-religion un
becausv. stiff grog, and their re
til they obta. proportion to the
ligion increases in -. imbibe,
quantity of spirits the.) ex _
until at length they become
tromely religious and humble, as
wallow in the mud along with the
hogs, for the edification -°f the specta
Drunkenness circu inscribes the agCnPi
of the prince of darkness ; because his
infernal majesty, from long experience,
has so much confidence in drunkards
that they will directly, or indirectly,
render 'their families as miserable as
possible, that he seldom interferes in
the business. And whenever a drunk
ard appears in any company, the de
mon on duty puts on his hat and lea!'es
the room, as his presence is no longer
Finally, drunkenness prevents tes
tamentary obligations and funeral
mourning; because drunkards general
ly live their own heirs and die their
own executors, and leave the world
with the consent of their friends and
Done in behalf of the thirsty, by
their attorney in fact.
THE NEED OF A FRKEDMEN'S BU
REAU. —We give the following article
from the Richmond Enquirer as illus
trating the neeif ofa Freethnen's Bureau
in the South. The incident is, we sup
pose, one of ten thousand similar ones,
of daily occurrence in that section :
A gentleman from one of the neigh
boring counties. who desired to obtain
a number of able-bodied negro laborers
for his plantation, visited Richmond
to procure them, having learned that
there_ were hundreds of unemployed
blacks Ibunging idle about the city.—
The morning after his arrival he was
directed to one of the localities where
large quantities of bread and soup are
daily distributed by the Freedmen's Bu
reau. He found a ragged, hungry
horde, of nearly five hundred persons,
assembled to receive the usual supplies
of food. To his astonishment, these ap
plicants for soup and bread were not
all women and children. He counted
one hundred and eight able-bodied
negro men, capable of preforming ev
ery variety of farm labor. There they
were with every conceivable variety of
vessel, waiting hours to be fed by the
Bureau. To many of these hulking
idlers he offered the highest wages
paid to agricultural laborers, and abun
dant rations ofgood, wholesome food.
But they all refusal to enter his service,
alleging among other reasons, that they
ivere fed by the Bureau, and did not
wish by leaving ftichmond to forfeit the'ir
right to rote.
LEAP YEAR.—The year 1868 is Leap
Year, as possibly some of our readers
have already discovered, This Is the
year of great privilego to the girls,
bless them; a year of Jubilee, to all
those poor, pining creatures whose very
souls have gone out in love, for years
past, after some "great hateful man,"
and all to no purpose. Now, girls, is
your chance; this is the day of your
deliverance, or at least it may be with
in the present year. Be up and doing
—be active and energetic—and don't
trifle away the day of grace—don't neg
lect your blessed privilege. You
have the right to "pop the question" to
any male biped your please, and he
won't dare say nay. Then we say,
crack it to them. Confound their tardy
skins, if they won't propose while ihey
have the right to do so, you teach them
a lesson that will be a warning for all
time to come.
—The New Orleans Picayune thinks
there will be comparatively little cot
ton planted this year in Louisiana,
A STRANGE CASE.— The Xew York
That justice follows strange court s
sometimes we have a remarkable proof
in the sequel*to a-criminal trial which
lately created a great deal of excitemetll
in England. Our readersjnay remem
ber the case of a man named Watkins,
who, having a quarrel with his sweet
heart, stabbed her in thirteen places,
and left her for dead in the fields. Sin
lay all night in the open air, but finally
recovered, and when the fellow's trial
was about coming otr, she forfeited her
recognizances she had given as a wit
ness and left the country in the hope
that through her absence he might gt
off. it is satisfaction to know, low
ever, that he was sentenced to twenty
years'penal servitude. Now the poor
girl comes back, is arrested for the
amount of her bond, which neither she
and nor her father has any means to pay
the other day she applied to the bank
rupt court for relief, if she had been a
reckless tradeswoman who had squan
dered the property of her creditors she
might have got a discharge; but being
only an unfortunate girl who loved the
man that tried to murder her better
than herself, she was remanded to jail;
the Bankrupt act could not help her.
Surely the enforcing of thisdebt to the
crown is straining the law to the point
injustice. There are cases in which the
law ought to wink at its own viola
ARTLESS SIMPLICITY.—One of the
sweetest incidents which we have
noticed for many a day—and one which
shows the effect of early training, as
sisted by a pure and undefiled imagi
nation. It is thus related: A lady
visited New York city and saw on the
sidewalk a ragged, cold an I hungry
little girl, gazing wistfully at some of
the cakes in a show window. She stop
ped, and taking the little one by tho
hand, led her into the store. Though
she was aware that bread might be
better for the cold child than cake, yet
desiring to gratify the shivering and
forlorn one, she bought and gave her
the cakes she wanted. She then took
her to another place, where she pro
cured her a shawl and other articles .cf
comfort. The grateful little creature
looked the benevolent lady full In tho
face, and with artless simplicity, said,
"Are you God's wife?" Did the most
eloquent speaker ever employ words
to a better advantage ?
JUDGEGRIFFITH, on the bench in
New York, appointed a crier whose
want of sense was more than made up
by the size of his voice. A young bar
rister, with more fun than legal lore in
I him, was fond of playing off jokes on
' him. So one day the judge ordered the
• 0 -tocall Jabez Loguo. The barris-
! l r , fitem ; ! ng behind the crier, whisper
ed,'"Epilogue, " in his ef
"Epi-logue J" scouted the onol '
"Mono-Iogue!" said the lawyer.
"Pro-logue." i . t
And thecrier still cried, "Pro-iogm-!
r id the pertinacious crier shouted
"Dm-l,;- >ue! " utt,iC ' U)V ° f ' liS V(jic< i'
' * at hearing 110 respond
Discoura, u,.~ crier turn.il
from tho Logu, - ,
and said to the cov. ' ~ . ~
... . , criers calls:
astonish men tat the stu. . . .
mi 11 i 11 .1 r m town,
"I've called all the Lot , . .
. . ° hiui.-
and never one is here to speak .
IMPORTANT ADDITIONAL BOUNTY
BILL.—The following is the addition
al bounty bill which has just been pass
ed by both houses, and which now
goes to the President:
Be it enacted by tho Senate and
House of Representatives of the Uni
ted States of America in Congress as
sembled, That if any person or persons
entitled to tho bounty provided by sec
tions 12 and 13 o? the act making ap*
propriation.s for tho civil service ap
proved July 28,1668, shall have died,
or shall die before receiving said boun
ty, it shall be paid to the heirs of
the soldier, as designated in said
act, in the order therein named, and
to none other.
IN a town in Maine lived a man who,
though yet in middle age, had put on
the mourning for three wives. In the
course of time a fourth was brought
home, and in Iho course of her clear
ing up and putting things to rights
she found in the attic a long piece of
old board, and was about launching it
out of the window, when little Sallie
interposed and said:—Oh don't mama !
that is the board papa lays out ids wives
on, and he wants to save it!" Never
theless, out it went.
IF sheep aro in a poor condition now,
they must be gradually brought up;
feed oats in the sheaf, a few daily, and
some roots and good hay. Let nil
have the range of dry yards or fields,
and warm sheds well ventilated.
SHORT AND SWEET.—"I can't speak
in public; never done such a thing in
all my life," said a chap the other night
at a public meeting, wiio had been ail! -
ed upon to hold forth ; "But if any
body will speak for me, Vll ft old his
A CERTAIN lop who was arguiug with
Diogenes onthe immortality of the sou),
asked him, "Now, where do you think
I shall go after death!" "Wherever
your tailor goes," was the reply.
A GENTLEMAN.—At a musical party
asked a friend, in a whisper, "How
shall I stir the fire without interrupting
the music?" "Between the bars," re
plied the friend.
—A Northern man attending an auc
tion sale in Georgia thoughtlessly bid
ssl for one hundred and ninety acres
of land, and it was knocked down to
him. 110 wants to sell it now.
—The fruit growers throughout In
diana report that thus far not one peach
bud in a hundred has been injured by