The Bedford gazette. (Bedford, Pa.) 1805-current, July 03, 1868, Image 1

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JOB PRINTING, of every kind, done with
ncHtness and dispatch. TEE 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
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LxT All letters should be addressd to
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Will attend promptly and faithfully to ali busi
ness entrusted to their care. Special attention
given to collections and the prosecution of claims
for Buck Pay, Bounty, Pensions. Ac.
OFFICE, on Juliana Street, south of the Court
House. aprs,'67tf
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 Schell. [March 2, 06.
nu It BOIt BO w & LUTZ,
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
of claims against the Government for Pensions,
Back Pay, Bounty, Bounty Lands, Ac.
Office on Juliana street, one door South of the
"Mongol House," and nearly opposite the Inquirer
f) LAW, BEDFORD, PA. Respectfully tenders
his services to the pnblie.
Office second door North of the Mengel House.
Bedford, Aug, I,lßftl.
J LAW, BEDFORD, PA. Will faithfully and
promptly attend to all business entrusted to his
care in Bedford and adjoining counties. Military
lainis, back pay, bounty, Ac., speedily collected.
Office with Mann A Spang, on Juliana street,
t vo doors South of the Mengel House.
Jan. 22,1864,
Have formed a partnership in the practice of
the Law. Offiee on Juliana street, two doors South
ofthe "Mengel House,"
\T LAW BEDFORD. PA. Will promptly at
tend to collections and all b -iness entrusted to
his care in Bedford and auj.fining counties.
' Office on Juliana Street, three doors south of the
"Mengel House," opposite the residence of Mrs.
May 13, 1864.
TORNEYS AT LAW. Bedford, Pa., offiee
.same as formerly occupied by Hon. S. L. Russell,
a few doors south of the Court House, will practice
in the several courts of Bedford county. Pensions,
bounty and back pay obtained and the purchase
and sale of real estate attended to. [mayll,'66.
LAW, Bloody Run, Pa. Office in Harris'
New Building. marl 3 68
The undersigned has just returned from the city
with all the
in Photography, and is introducing the new Style
of Picture called the
which has attracted so much attention in New
York and Philadelphia.
Having gone to considerable expense in refit
ting and improving his Gallery, he is enabled to
make any of the
lie would also invite attention to his splendid
and MOULDINGS, very cheap. Also Brackets
for Ornamenting Parlors.
HIS FANCY CASES are of the latest style and
made of the best material.
Photographs copied aud Enlarged from old De
guerreotypes, Ambrotypcs, Paintings or any other
kind of Picture.
Thankful to his friends for their patronage dur
ing the past fifteen years, he hopes to merit a
continuance of the same, and wouid respectfully
invite all whe wish a correct likeness of them
selves, to call and examine his work before going
elsewhere, satisfied that he can give entire sati--
faction to any who may favor him with their cus
tem. T. 11. GETTYS.
We give greater inducements to Agents than
auy other House in the trade. Ladies aud Gents,
get up Clubs in our great
of Dry Goods, Fancy Goods, Silver
Ware, Plated Ware, Ac., Ac.
Thousands can testify as to the superior quality
and the large remuneration received for selling
our goods. We will present to any person, (free
of cost), sending us a club, goods worth 83 to 8300,
or will pay cash if necessary.
All goods sold at an uniform price of ONE DOL
LAR for each article.
We have made ;pecial arrangement.- with the
celebrated ORIENTAL TEA COMPANY, to sup
ply their standard Teas and Coffees, at their best
Agents wanted everywhere. Descriptive Circu
lars"will bo sent free, on application.
( HAS. LETTS A CO., Manfra' Agents,
64 & 66 Federal Street, Boston, Mass.
has re-opened the Furniture and Cabinet business
in that part of town, and is prepared to furnish
cheap rates. Call and examine his work before
purchasing elsewhere. Satisfaction guaranteed.
Special attention paid to the manufacture and
furnishing of coffins. Terms reasonable.
The undersigned having leased the Large New
Woolen Factory, erected recently at Waterside,
for a number of years, respectfully informs the old
customers of the Factory and the public generally,
that they will need at least the above amount ot
wool. They have on hand a large lot of Cloths,
Casiraeres, Tweeds. Sattinetts, Jeans, Blankets,
Coverlets, Flannel, Ac., which they will exchange
tor wool, as has been the custom heretofore. Carpets
will be made to order, at all times. Stocking
yarn of all kinds always on hand. Our Peddler,
W. H. Ralston, will call on all the old customers,
and the public generally, in due time, for the pur
pose of exchanging goods for wool. The highest
market price will be paid for wool in cash.
N. B. Wool carding spinning and country Full
ing will be done in the best manner and at short
notice. JOHN I. NOBLE A BRO.,
may22m3 Waterside, Pa.
rpilE Local circulation of the BED-
I FORD GAZETTE islargerthan that of any other
paper in this section ol country, and therefore of
ersthe greatest inducements to business men to
fdvertise in its columns
2l)c BcMorii #)dtc.
Ttoofland'S Column.
you ALL
Prepared by Dr. C. M. Jackson, Philadelphia.
Their introduction into this country from Ger
many occurred in
And will cure you and your children. They are
entirely different fromqr -w the many preparations
now in the eountry cal I—l led Bitters or Tonics.
They are no tavern R -"-preparation, or any
thing like one ; but good, honest, reliable medi
cines. They are
The greatest known remedies for
Liver Complaint,
Nervous Debility,
Diseases of the Kidneys,
and all Diseases arising from a Disordered Liver,
stomach, or
Constipation, Flatulence, Inward Piles, Fullncs
of Blood to the Head. Acidity of the Stomach,
Nausea, Heartburn, Disgust for Food, Full
ness or Weight in the Stomach, Sour Eruc
tations, Sinking or Fluttering at the
Pit of the Stomach. Swimming of the
Head. Hurried or Difficult Breathing,
Fluttering at the cs. Heart, Choking or
Suffocating Seusa j I tions when in a Lying
Posture, Dimness of Vision, Dots or Webs
before the sight, Dull Pain in the Head, Defi
ciency of Perspiration, Y'ellowness ofthe Skin
and Eyes, Pain in the Side, Back, Chest,
Limbs, etc.. Sudden Flushes of Heat,
Burning in the Flesh. Constant Imagi
nings of Evil and Great Depression of Spirits.
All these indicate diseases of the Liver or Di
gestive Organs, combined with impure blood.
is entirely vegetable and contains no liquor. It
is a compound of Fluid Extracts. The Roots,
Herbs, and Barks from which these extracts are
made, are gathered in Germany. All the medi
cinal virtueas are ex traetcd from them by
a scientific Chemist. I 1 These extracts are
then forwarded to this V/ country to be used ex
pressly fr the manufacture of these Bitters.
There is no alcoholic substance of any kind used
in compounding the Bitters, hence it is the only
Bitters that can be used in esses where alcoholic
stimulants are advisable.
is a combination of all the ingredients of the Bit
ters, with PURE Santa Cruz Rum. Orange, etc. It
is used for the same diseases as the Bitters, in case
where some pure alcoholic stimulus is required.
You will bear in mind that these remedies are en
tirely different from any others advertised for the
cure of the diseases named, these being scientific
preparations of medicinal extracts, while the oth
ers are mere decoctions of rum in some form. The
TONIC is decidedly one of the most pleasant and
agreeable remedies ever offered to the public. Its
taste is exquisite. It is a pleasure to take it, while
its life-giving, exhilarating, and medicinal quali
ties have caused it to be known as the greatest of
all tonics.
There is no medicine equal to Hoofland's Ger
man Bitters or Tonic in cases of Debility.
They impart a tone |q and vigor to the whole
system, strengthen JL the appetite, cause an
enjoyment of the food, enable the stomach to di
gest it, purify the blood, give a good, sound,
healthy complexion, eradicate the yellow tinge
from the eye. impart a blooin to the cheeks, and
change the patient from a short-breathed, emaci
ated, weak, and nervous invalid, to a full-faced,
stout, and vigorous person.
Weak and Delicate Children are
made strong by using the Bitters or Tonic. In
fact, they are Family Medicines. They can be
administered with perfect safety to a child three
months old, the most delicate female, or a man of
These remedies are the best
Blood Purifiers
ever known and will cure all diseases resulting
from bad blosd. Keep your blood pure ; keep
your Liver in order; keep your digestive
organs in a sound, I healthy condition, by
the use of these rente JL J dies, and no diseases
will ever assail you. The best men inthecountry
recommend theui. If years of honest reputation
go for anything, you must try these preparations.
Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Pennsylva
PHILADELPHIA, March 1(5, 1867.
I find that "Hoofland's German Bitters" is not
an intoxicating beverage, but is a good tonic, use
ful in disorders of the digestive organs, and of
great benefit in eases of debility and want of ner
vous action in the system.
Yours Truly,
Judge of the Supreme Conrt of Pennsylvania.
PHILADELPHIA. April 28, 1866.
I consider ''Hoofland's German Bitters" a valua
ble medicine in case of attaeks of Indiges
tion or Dyspepsia. I \ can certify this from
my experience of it. JE\~ Yours, with respect,
Pastor of the Tenth Baptist Church, Philadelphia.
Dn. JAOKSOS — DEAR SIR:—I have been fre
quently requested to connect my name with rec
ommendations of different kinds of medicines, but
regarding the piaetice as out of my appropriate
sphere, I have in all cases declined ; but with a
clear proof in various instances, and particularly
in my own family, of the usefulness ot Dr. Hoof
land's German Bitters, I depart for once from
my usual course, to express my full conviction
that for general debility of the system, and es
pecially for Liver Com -m-r- plaint, it is a safe
and valuable preparation. In some cases
it may fail; bnt usual -LA ly, I doubt not, it
will be very beneficial to those who suffer from the
above causes. Your 3, very respectfully,
Eigth, below Coates Street.
Hoofland's German Remedies are counterfeited.
The Genuine have the signature of C. M. JACK
SON on the front of the outside wrapper of each
bottle, and the name of the article blown iu each
bottle. All others are counterfeit.
Price of the Bitters, $1 yer bottle;
Or, a half dozen for $5.
Price of the Tonic, $1 50 per bottle;
Or, a half dozen for $7 50.
The tonic is put up in quart bottles.
Recollect that it is Dr. Hoofland's German
Remedies that are so universally used and so
highly recommended; y-. and do not allow the
Druggist to induce I lyou to take anything
else that he say-l_/is just as good, be
cause he makes a larger profit on it. Those Reme
dies will be sent by express to any locality upon
application to the
At the German Medicine Store.
No. 631 ARCII STREET, Philadelphia.
Formerly C. M. JACKSON A Co.
These Reaedies are for sale by Druggists, Store
keepers and Medicine Dealers everywhere.
Do not forget to examine the article you buy
in order to git the genuine.
3!u (&mttit
Veto of the Arkansas Bill.
The President has transmitted to the
House the following message, return
ing with his objections the bill for the
admission of Arkansas:
To the House of Representatives :
I return without my signature a bill
entitled "An Act to admit the State
of Arkansas to representation in Con
gress." '
The approval of this bill would bean
I admission on the part of the Execu
tive that the "Act for the more effi
cient government of the rebel States,"
passed March 2d, 18G7, and the act sup
plementary thereto, were proper and
constitutional. My opinion, however,
in reference to these measures lias un
dergone no change, but on the contrary,
has been strengthened by the results
which have attended their execution.
Even were this not the case, I could j
not consent to a bill which is based,
upon the assumption either that by an i
act of rebellion of a portion of its peo
ple the State of Arkansas seceded from
the Union, or that Congress may at its j
pleasure, expel or exclude a State from
the Union, or interrupt its relations j
with the Government byarbitarily de-j
priving it of representation in the Sen
ate and House of Representatives. If
Arkansas is a State not in the Union,
this bill does not admit it as a State in
to the Union. If, on the other hand,
Arkansas is a State in the Union, no |
legislation is necessary to declare it en-j
titled "to representation in Congress as
one of the States of the Union." The |
Constitution already declares that'
"each State shall have at least one Rep-1
resentative;" "that the Senate shall be j
composed of two Senators from each ;
State and "that no State without its
consent shall be deprived of its suf
frage in the Senate." That instru
ment also makes each House "thejudg
es of the elections, returns and quallG
cations of its own members," and
therefore all that is now neeessarty to
restore Arkansas in all its constitution
al relations to the Government is the
decision by each House upon the eligi
bility of those who, presenting their
credentials, claim seats in the respec
tive Houses of Congress. This is the
plain and simple plan of the Constitu
tion ; and believing that had it been
pursued when Congress assembled in
the month of December, ISGS, the re
storation of the States would long since
have been completed, I o.nce again re
commend that it be adopted -Aft <each
House, in preference to" legislation
which I respectfully submit is not only
of at least doubtful constitutionality,
and therefore unwise and dangerous as
a precedent, but is unnecessary, not so
effective in its operation as the mode
prescribed by the Constitution, in
volves the additional delay, and from
its terms may be taken rather as appli
cable to a Territory about to be admit
ted as one of the United States than to
a State which has occupied a place in
the Union for upwards of a quarter of a
The bill declares the State of Arkan
sas entitled and admitted to represen
tation in Congress as one of the States
of the Union upon the following funda
mental condition:
That the constitution of Arkansas
shall never be so amended or changed
as to deprive any citizen or class of
citizens of the United States of the
right to vote who are entitled to vote j
by the constitution herein recognized,:
except as a punishment for such crimes ;
as are now felonies at common law,'
whereof they shall be duly convicted)
under laws equally applicable to all
the inhabitants of said State. Provided, .
Thai any alteration of said constitution,
prospective in its affect, may be made
in regard to the time and place of resi
dence of voters.
I have been unable to find in the
Constitution of the United States any j
warrant for the exercise of the authori
ty thus claimed by Congress. In as-,
suming the power to impose a "funda- 1
mental condition" upon a State which
has been duly admitted into the LTiion
on an equal footing with the original |
States, in all respects whatever, Con-1
gress asserts a right to enter a State as j
it may a Territory, and to regulate the
highest prerogative of a free people—!
the elective franchise. This question
is reserved by the Constitution to the
States themselves, and to concede to
Congress the power to regulate this
subject would be to reverse the funda
mental principle of the Republic, and
to place in the hands of the Federal
Government (which is the creature of
the States) the sovereignty which just
ly belongs to the States or the people,
to the true source of all political power
by whom our federal system was crea
ted, and to whose will all is subordi
The bill fails to provide in what man
ner the State of Arkansas is to signify
its acceptance of the "fundamental
condition" which Congress endeavors
to make unalterable and irrevocable.
Nor does it prescribe the penalty to be
imposed should the people of the State
amend or change the particular por
tions of the constitution which it is one
of the purposes of the bill to perpetu
ate, but leaves them in uncertainty and
doubt as to the consequences of such i
action, when the circumstances under
which this constitution has been
brought to the attention of Congress
are considered. It is not unreasonable
to suppose that efforts will be made to
modify his provisions, and especially
those in respect to which this measure
prohibits any alteration. It is serious
ly questioned whether the constitution
has been ratified by a majority of the
persons who, under the act of March
2d, 1867, and the acts supplementary
thereto, were entitled to registration
and to vote upon that issue. Section
ten of the schedule provides that "no
person disqualified from voting or reg
istering under this constitution shall
vote for candidiases for any office, nor
slutll be permitted to vote for the rati
fication or rejection ofthe constitution
at the polls herein authorized." As
sumed to be in force before its adop
tion, in disregard of the law of Con
gress, the constitution undertakes to
impose upon the elector other and furth
er conditions. The fifth section of the
eighth article provides that "all per
sons, before registering or voting,"
must take and subscribe an oath which,
among others, contains the following
"That I accept the civil and political
equality of all men, and agree not to
attempt to deprive any person or per
sons, on account of race, color, or pre
vious condition, of any political or civ
il right, privileged, or immunity en
joyed by an 3* other class of men."
It is well known that a very large
portion of the electors in all the States,
if not a large majority of all of them,
do not believe in or accept the politi
cal equalit3 r of Indians, Mongolians, or
negroes with the race to which the3 r be
long. If the voters of maii3* ofthe
States of the North and West were re
quired to take such an oath as a test of
their qualification, there is reason to
believe that a majority of them would
remain from the polls rather than com
ply with its degrading conditions.
How far and to what extent this test
oath prevented the registration of those
who were qualified under the laws of
Congress, it is not possible to know;
but that such was its effect, at least
sufficient to overcome them all and
give a doubtful majoritj' in favor of
this constitution, there can be no reas
onable doubt.
Should the people of Arkansas,
therefore, desiring to regulate the elec
tive franchise so as to make it conform
to the constitutions of a large propor
tion ofthe States of the North and
West, modify the provisions referred
to in the "fundamental condition,"
what is to be the consequence? Is it
intended that a denial of representa
tion shall follow? And if so, may we
not dread, at some future da> r , a recur
rence of the troubles which have so
long agitated the country? Would it
not be the part of wisdom to take for
our guide the Federal Constitution, rath
er than resort to measures which, look
ing only to the present, may in a few
3*ears renew, in an aggravated form,
the strife and bitterness caused b>' leg
islation which has proved to be ill
timed and unfortunate.
WASHINGTON, June 20,18G8.
officer being at sea in a dreadful storm,
his lady, who was sitting in the cabin
near him; and filled with alarm for
the safet>' of the vessel; was so sur
prised at his composure and serenity
that she cricd,out —
"M3 t dear, are not 3'ou afraid? J low
is it possible you can he calm in such a
dreadful storm?"
He rose from his chair, lashed to the
deck, supporting himself by a pillar
of the bed place, drew his sword, and,
pointed to the breast of wife, exclaim
j ed:
"Are you not afraid"?"
She instantly answered, "No."
"Why ?" said the officer.
"Because." rejoined the lad3 r , "I
know that this sword is in the hands
of 1113' husband, and he loves me too
well to hurt me."
"Then," said he, "remember, I
know in whom I believe, and that he
holds the winds in his fists, and the
! water in the hollow of his hands."
wrote: "There is nothing—llo, noth
ing beautiful and good, that dies and
is forgotten. An infant, a prattling
child, d3*ing in its cradle will live
again in the better thoughts of those
who loved it, play its part though its
bod 3* be burned to ashes or drowned
in the deepest There is not an
angel added to the hosts of heaven but
does its blessed work on earth in those
that loved it here.
Deeds ! 011, if the good deeds of hu
man creatures could be traced to their
source, how beautiful would even
death appear; for how much chari(3',
merc 3', purified affection would he seen
to have their growth indusk3 T graves!"
LITTLE WOMEN. —The woman is ir
repressible. Too fragile to come into the
fighting section of humanity, a puny
creature whom one blow from a man's
huge fist could anninhilate, absolute
ly fearless, and insolent with the inso
lence which only those dare show who
know that retribution cannot follow —
what can be done with her? She is
afraid of nothing, and to be controlled
by no one. Sheltered behind her
weakness as behind a tripple shield of
brass, the angriest man dare not touch
her while she provokes him to a com
bat in which his hands are tied. She
gets her own wa3* in everything and
ever3*\vhere. At home and abroad she
is dominant and irrepressi
ble, equallj' free from obedience and
from fear.
It is one of the wonderful facts in the
economy of Nature, that no particle of
matter, however minute or worthless
it may appear, is ever wasted. Noth
ing is ever destroyed, for though we
may change the form of matter, and
make it for the time unfit for its
primary use, we can never annihilate
anything, for nature will use the ele
ments apparently destroyed for some
of her most subtle and valuable pro
cesses. In the last number of the Lon
don Quarterly, we find a graphic ac
count of some of the ways in which
art is learning to imitate nature in this
respect, and is putting to various im
portant uses the refuse matter that is
daily cast away as worthless. The
dust heaps of London, which contain
ail the waste of its 500,000 houses, were
formerly deposited on open ground,
forming vast hills, where swine were
brought to fatten, but of late this
nuisance has been abolished, and now
the contents of the dust carts are sep
arated and analyzed as soon as they
arrive. The waste coal is divided,
and the larger pieces resold, while
the refuse coal-dust bakes the bricks
that rebuild the city. The bones go
to the boiling houses to make gelatine,
the larger ones being converted into
the numerous articles now manufac
tured of bone, the smaller being ground
down for manure, and the fat around
them carefully preserved for soap.—
The paper, sorted according to coldr,
is re-made into paper, the worst por
tions being used for wrapper and pa
pier-mache ornaments. The cotton
and linen rags are of course converted
into paper; the woolen ones being
changed into brilliant and silky cloths
of various textures. This is the orig
inal shoddy, the figurative meaning of
which is so familiar to us all. The old
metal is stripped of its solder (the most
-valuable part) and remelted, scraps of
iron being frequently used to secure
the copper that is found in some
streams, and which will incrust the
iron, and in time dissolve it, so that it
is replaced by a mass of copper which
would otherwise escape into the sea.
Broken glass is melted and worked up
anew, and glass vials are resold to the
druggists. Old boots and shoes are, if
possible, patched up and sold to those
who are willing to buy them, or if too
far gone, the leather is cut up into
pieces for the cobbler. India-rubber
shoes and other articles are melted,
mixed with new gum, and reformed
into their original shapes. The vege
table decay feeds the pigs, and the
broken crockery is powdered to make
new roads.
In France, the dead body of every
horse is utilized, the hair going to the
upholsterer, the hide to the tanner,
the intestines to make strings for
lathes, the fat is sold for 12 cents a
pound, the hoofs and bones are sent to
the turner. Even the rats of Paris are
secured for their furs, and their skins
which are used for gloves. The French
sheep are also now made to contribute
in a novel manner to the use of man.
They draw from the land, in grazing,
a large amount of potash, much of
which is expelled from the skin in the
form of sweat, constituting about 15
percent, of the weight of the fresh
fleece. The potash is extracted by im
mersing the raw wool in water, evap
orating the solution, and distilling the
residue, from which is obtained some
gas used in lighting the factory, some
ammonia, and a final residue corbo
nate, sulphate, and chloride of po
tassium, which are separated and sold.
It has been computed that eighty-four
sheep would in this way produce pot
ash to the value of about five dollars
each year.
The drainage that has just been com
pleted in London, not only secures
health to its inhabitants, but is esti
mated to be worth two millions of
pound sterling, in the manner it yields.
For many years the English went to
great expense to procure guano from
the Pacifiic Islands, which formed a
less useful manure than that which
was already poisoning the air of their
own shores. Various useful products
are now obtained from the offensive
refuse of gas works, which was former
ly emptied into the sea. Benzine,
naphtha, lampblack, paraffin oil, and
ammonia, are some of these. The de
licate perfumery, so highly prized by
the most fastidious, is often obtained
from refuse and repulsive materials.
Fusil oil, a peculiarly fetid liquid,
forms the basis of the oil of pears, oil
of apples, and oil of grapes. The oil
of almonds, so much in demand as a
perfume and flavor, is procured by the
action of nitric acid on the offensive
oils of gas tar, and the "oil demille
fieur," is chiefly derived from the
drainage of the cow house.— Public
The custom of allowing the bride
a monopoly of the wedding presents
was not adhered to at a recent fashion
able wed 1 ing in St. Louis. The groom
was substantially remembered in a spe
cial douceour , the donor of which was
the bride's mother. In a silver pitcher
was a plain looking bit of paper, which
was found those who had the curi
osit3 r to examine it, a check in his fa
vor for $25,000.
It is altogether too absurd tosa3' that
"Man is not perfect." Who is there
that has not met with many who were
perfect rascals, and not a few who were
perfect fools.
A prett3 T female artist can draw the
men equalty with a brush and a blush.
VOL. 62.—WHOLE No. 5,450.
A Mother's Manner* Mold the Child.
There is no disputing this fact—it
shines in the face of every little child.
The coarse, bawling, scolding woman
will have coarse, vicious, bawling, fight
ing children.
She who cries on every occasion,
"I'll box your ears—l'll slap your jaws
—l'll break your neck," is known as
thorougly through her children as if
her unwomanly manners were openly
displayed in the public streets.
These remarks were suggested by the
conversation in a street car—that great
institution for the students of men and
manners—between a friend and a
schoolmaster. Our teacher was caustic,
mirthful and sharp. His wit flashed
like the polished edge of a diamond,
and kept the car in a roar.
The entire community of insiders—
and whoever is intimate with one of
these conveyances can form a pretty
good idea of our numbers, inclusive
of the 'one more' so well known to the
fraternity—turned their head, eyes and
ears one way, and finally our teacher
said—"l can always tell the mother
by the boy. The urchin who draws
back with doubled fists and lungs at
his playmate, has a very questionable
mother. She may feed him and
clothe him, cram him with sweat
meats, coax him with promises, but if
she gets mad she fights.
"She will pull him by the jacket;
she will give him a knock in the back;
she will drag him by the hair; she will
call him all sorts of wicked names,
while pashion plays over her red face
in lambent flames that curl and writhe
out at the corners of her red eyes.
"And we never see the courteous lit
tle fellow with smooth locks and gentle
maners—in whom delicacy does not
detr act from courage or manliness, but
we say that boy's mother is a true lady.
Her words and ways are soft, loving
and quiet. If she reproves, her lan
guage is 'my son'—not 'you little
wretch—you plage of my life--you tor
ment—you scamp!'
"She hovers before him as a piller of
light before the wandering Israelites,
and her beams are reflected into his
face. To him the word mother is syn
onymous with everyting pure, sweet
and beautiful. Is he an artist? In af
ter-life, that which with the holy radi
ance shines on his canvass will be the
mother's face. Whoever flits across
his path with sunny smiles and soft,
low voice will bring 'mother's ini
inage,' freshly to his heart. 'She. is
like my mother,'will be the highest
meed of his praise. Not even when
the hair turns silver and eye grows
dim will the majesty of that life and
presence desert him.
"But the ruffian mother—alas, that
there are such—will form the ruffian
character of the man. He in turn will
become a merciless tyrant, with a
tongue sharper than a two edged sword,
and remembering the brawling and
cuffing, seek some meek, gentle victim
for tiio sacrifice, with the condition
that he shall be master. And master
he is for a few sad years, when he
wears a widower's weed till he finds a
victim number two."
We wonder not that there are so ma
ny awkward, ungainly men in society—
they have all been trained by women
who knew not nor cared for the holy
nature of their trust. They had been
made bitter to the hearts core, and that
bitterness will find vent and lodgment
somewhere. Strike the infant in anger
and he will, if he cannot reach you,
vent his passion by beating the door,
the chair or any inanimate thing with
in reach. Strike him repeatedly, and
by the time he wears shoes he will have
become a bully, with hands that doub
ble for fight as naturally as if especial
pains had been taken to teach him the
art of boxing.
Mothers, remember that your man
ners mold the child. Who will not
say that mothers ought to be thor
ougly educated, whether their sons are
or not ?
young men in Berlin lately made an
agreement for a wager, to see who of
them could keep awake for a whole
week. They all held out for about five
days and a half, by drinking largely of
strong coffee, and keeping up a con
stant round of active exercises and
exciting amusements. At the end of
that time two of them yielded to drows
iness. A third soon after fell asleep
while riding, tumbled from his sad
dle and broke his arm. A fourth was
attacked by severe sickness and com
pelled to retire from the lists. The
fifth held out to the end, but lost
twenty-five pounds of flesh in winning
the wager.
Long ago, Frederick the Great and
Voltaire made a similar experiment,
making use of the same stimulant of
strong coffee, but they did not succeed
in driving away sleep for more than
four days. "Tired nature" obstinately
refuses to accept any substitute for her
"sweet restorer."
THE majesty of justice was fearfully
sustained by Lord Eksgrove who it is
related, once sentenced a tailor for
murdering a soldier, in these words:
'And not only did you murder him,
whereby he was bereaved of his life,
but you did thrust, push, or pierce, or
propel the lethal weapon through the
bellyband of his Regimental breeches,
which were the property of his Majes
To stop potatoes rotting—eat 'em.
IC MEMORY.— Some months ago an of
ficer of the United States Army, who
is remarkable for the .suddenness and
i keenness of iiis vision, accosted an in
j dividual on the levee, with—
j "J low do you do, my dear fellow?
Glad to see you looking so well. But
that was an awful scare we got, was ii
not ?"
"Sir," said the accosted gravely,
"you have the advantage of me."
"Had the advantage of you, you
mean ; but not so much— you were
down nearly as soon as 1 was."
"Sir," said the party addressed, still
more gravely, "you speak in riddles.
Will you be so good as to explain ?"
"Ah !" responded the phenomenon,
"don't remember, 1 suppose. Quite
natural. We had only a passing
glimpse of each other."
"Sir, you probably mistake me for
some one else," returned the other,
more mystified than ever.
"Not a bit of it," said the man with
photographic memory. "You were.on
board steamer when she blew up
near Memphis, on the 22d of April,
at thirteen minutes past eleven o'clock,
nine years ago, were you not?"
"Yes, I was, but—"
"No buts. So was I. Not that I
saw you before the explosion. My
first and only interview with you, sir,
was in the air. You were going up*
and I was coming down. The glimpse
I had of you was necessarily short.
Your features were distorted by fright,
our paces were killing, and I was wrong
side up. Consequently my opportuni
ties for observation were unfavorable.
But I never forget faces under any cir
cumstances, however discomposing.
I photographed you, sir, and I have
had you in my mind's-eye ever since.
The moment I saw you I recognized
you as the original of my mental
daguerreotype.—Glad to see you
looking in better trim than when 1
saw you last. But we all have our
ups and downs in this world. Suppose
we adjourn where we can crack a bot
tle of champagne for the sake of auld
latig syne?"
"Which," said our informant, as he
wound up the story, "they accordingly
A party of hunters from San Francis
co were chased by a grizzly on the
Coast Range and, in jumping over a
fallen tree, one of them dropped a bot
tle from the pocket of his shooting
coat. This accident saved their live:-,
for the bear stopped, smelt of the bot
tle, set himself down on his haunches,
and, taking the flask in his paws,
drank like a sensible human being,
rubbing his hirsute stomach in satis
faction, utterly forgetting his enemies.
AN Irish citizen in grief is asked
by a friend what is the matter ?
'Matter indade. Why here, I insur
ed my brother's life only two wakes
ago, and yesterday he got killed with
a derrick. And whin I came to tell
those insurances they'd be after mak
ing some mistake, the blackguards
thryed to bribe me off with five hun
dred dollars—as if I was a hay then to
sell my brother's blood.'
LITTLE Frank was taught that ev
ery one was made of dust. One day
he was wathching the dust in the street
as the wind was whirling in eddies.—
'What are you thinking of?' asked his
'O'said Frank, with a serious face, 'I
thought the dust looked as though
there was going to be another little
A man who had purchased a new
pair of shoes, tindiug the road to l>e a
rather rough one, decided on putting
his shoes under his arm and walk home
barefoot. After awhile he stumped
his big toe, taking oil'the nail as clear
as a whistle.
"How lucky!' he exclaimed—'what
a tremendous kick that would have
been for the shoes.*
MY son, would you suppose that the
Lord's prayer could be engraved in a
small space no larger than a nickel
'Wei!, yes, father, if a cent would be
as large in everybody's eyes as it is in
yours, I think no difficulty would be
experienced in putting it on about four
Jonx Phoenix once said, that when,
from the deck of an out-going steamer,
he shouted to a friend, 'Good bye.
Colonel,' two-thirds of the crowd raised
their hats, and said, Good bye, old tel.
Takkar yerself.'
Ax unmarried lady on this side of
fifty, hearing of the marriage of a very
young friend, observed with a deep
' Well, as soon as all the infants are
disposed of, I suppose the women will
have a chance.'
'Do you keep matches?' asked a
would be wit of a retail dealer.
'Oh, yes,' was the reply.
'Well, then I guess I'll take a trot
ting match.'
The retailer immediately handed hiin
a box of pills.
A preacher, in a funeral sermon on
a lady, after summing up her good
qualities, added, 'that she always reach
ed her husband his hat, when he called
for it, without muttering.'
WHAT is the difference between edi
tors and matrimonial experience?
In the former the devil cries for
'copy.' In the latter the 'copy cries
like the devil.'
AN exchange says that six cents
worth of green paint in powder used
about any house, will "clear the kitch
en and all its surroundings of roaches
and kindred pests."
New York Post Office, when complet
ed will cover two acres.