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BY MEYERS & MENGEL.
/ 1 OOD NEWS
FOR TIIE PEOPLE!
J. M. SHOEMAKER
Has just received a arnl varied assortment of
FALL and WINTER GOODS,
of all descriptions, which have been bought at
UNUSUALLY LOW PRICES,
and whi' - h he is determined to sell CHEAP.
They consist in part of
Boots and Shoes,
Hats and Caps.
Buckets and Broom*.
(live him a call and see for yourselves.
nv6th,'6s J M. SHOEMAKER.
I SOS. I AIX - WK
G. R. OSTER A- CO.
Have ju-t received a large and Attractive Stock
of new and ■ hp.af
F A I, L G Of) 1)S,
I.a lies ilress goods.
Fresh Family Groceries,
I) EC I DKDLV CHEAP.
JJ EN DEi iSOX'S < > -1 >ra • •<! Frrsh
Ground. Extra Fami'y Flour constantly in .-'••re
and lor -ale by <> K. OSTER A CO
i P. CRAMER A ( O.
Have now opt o, and offer tor -ale,
AT JiKDCt i.l> PRICES,
tl> largest and in t elegant st.-ek of
FALL and WI N'T IK GOOD*
to He found
IN BEDFORD COUNTY!
11. assorttucnt is compiirt''. n l GREAT BAR
GAIN- in every depart"" will be offered.
ijovß,'t)d. A. if. CRAMER A CO.
V"EW GOODS!! NEW GOODS
I he undersigned h:;* just re 1 ived fro": the East a
large and varied stock of New Goods,
which are now open for
two miles West of Bedford, composing everything
usually found in a first-class country store
consisting, in part, of
Boots and Shoes,
AH of wtiich will be sold at the u.ost reasonable
. v Thankful for past favors, we a.licit a con
tinuance ot the public tronage.
I %■' Call and cxaiu r goods.
uiay24.'67. <)■ Y EAGER
IN at M. C FETTERLY'S FANCY STORE,
Straw Hats mid Bonnets. Straw Ornainents. Kii>-
bons Flowers, .Ylillinery (foods. Embroideries,
Handkerchief-. Bead-tritumirigs. Button*. Hosiery
iad Olovw, White Goods. Parasols and .—nn-l 'n
brellas. Balmoral-and 11-ajp Skirts. Fancy G ' ••!*
and Notions, Ladies' and Children's .-hoes Our
as- .rtnient contains all that is new and desirable.
Thankful for former liberal patronage we hope
II be able to merit a continuance from • II our cus
tomers. Please call and see our new stock.
|JARI)W ARI; A BTO V ES!
BAI'GHMAN,GL'MP A CO .
Bloody Run, P:t.
Dealers in Iron, Nails,
Horse .Shoes, Springs, A\les,
Thimble Skeins, Hubs, Spokes,
Felloes, Sleigh Runners, Sleigh
Bells, Forks, Shovels, Saws, Axes,
Spoons, Cutlery, Cooking and
Heating Stoves for coal or
wood. Glass, Paints, Oils,
Lamps, Wooden ware,
They manufacture Tin and J?heet Ironware and
have eouatant.lv on hand an assortment of
TINWARE and STuVE PIPE.
All goods kept by them will be sold at the low
est prices. iictffmfi
r JM 11; iIOU3EHI)LDGAS Machine !
FoR SUPPLYING DWELLINGS. STORES, FAC
TORIES. CHURCHES AND PUBLIC
BUILDINGS WITH GAS '
Generate* Gas without Fire or Heat '
The simplicity and ease by which this Machine
is managed, as al-rn its economy and great merit,
recommends it to public favor Call and see ma
chine in operation at the store !
Manufacturer and Sole Agent.
TIN FURNISHING STORE, No 7.'I3GREEN ST..
for illustrated Circular. aug2lm>>
jj W. CHOUSE,
DRALER IS ALL KINDS OF
And a general assortment of Smokers and Chew
ers' articles, BEDFORD, Pa.
G~ ItDERS from a distance for any
kind of JOB PRINTING promptly attended
to. Send to THE GAZETTE JOB OFFICE Bed
UAVK HEARD OF
HOOFLAND'S GERMAN BITTERS,
HOOFLAND'S GERMAN TONIC.
Prepared by Dr. C. M. Jackson, Philadelphia
Their introduction into this country from Ger
many occurred in
THEY CURED YOUR
FATHERS AND MOTHERS,
! And will cure you and your children. They are
j entirely different from -j- w the many preparations
now in the country cal I—l led Bitters or Tonics.
They are no tavern A-Jt preparation. or any
thing like one ; but good, honest, reliable medi
eincs. They are
The greatest hi own remedies for
Diseases of the Kidneys,
ERUPTIONS OF THE SKIN,
and all Diseases arising from a Disordered Liver,
IMPURITY OF THE BLOOD.
Constipation, Flatulence, Inward Piles. Fullnes
of Blood to the Head, Acidity of t lie Stomach,
Nauea. Heartburn, Disguat for Food. Full
nesg 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 . v Heart, Cnoking <<r
Suffocating Sei.sa I 1 tions when in a Lying
Posture. Dimness of V ' Vision, Dots or Webs
before the -igbt. Dull Pain in the Head, Defi
ciency of Perspiration. Yellowness of the Skin
and Eyes, Pain in the Side, Back. Che-t.
Limb*, 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 Ih
o. .:i r. Organs, combined with impure itoml.
HOOFLAND'S GERMAN BITTERS
is entirely vegetable ati l contains no liquor. It
i- a compound of Fluid Extracts. The Roots,
Herbs, and Barks from which these extracts arc
ma le. are gathered in Germany. All the medi
cinal virtueus are ex .*. traded from them by
a scientific Chemist f ft These extracts are
then forwarded to this country to be used ex
prcs-iy far 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 not advisable.
HOOFLAND'S GERMAN TONIC
is a combination of all the ingredients of the Bit
ters. with pi RE Santa Cruz Hum. Orange, etc. It
is used for the same diseases as the Bitters, in case
where some pure alcoholic stimulus is required.
Y'ou will hear in mind that these remedies aroen
tircly different from any others advertised for the
cure of the diseases named, these being scientific
preparations of medicinal extracts, while the oth
er- ire mere decoctions of rum in some form. The
TttNIC is decidedly one of the most pleasant and
agn i able remedies ever offered to the public Its
i.i- i is exquisite. It is a pleasure to take it, while
iis life-giving, exhilarating, and medicinal quali
ties have fau*ed it to be known as the greatest of
There is no me lieine equal to Hoofland's Ger
man Bitters or Tonic ; in cases of Debility.
They impart a tone Id and vigor to the wile
>y mil. -trengthen I the appetite, cause an
e? j rent of the food, enable the stomach to di
gr it. purify the blood, give a go >l, sound,
healthy complexion, eradicate the yellow tinge
from the eyo impart a bloom to the cheeks, and
change the patient from a short-breathed, emaci
ate 1. weak, and ncrvou* invalid, to a full-faced,
stout, and vigorous person
Weak and Delicate Children are
made strong bv using the Bitters or Tonic In
t ?t, they are Family Medicines. They can be
administered with perfect safety to a ehil 1 three
m net s old, the most delicate female, or a man of
These rent'dieare the heat
ever known and will cure all diseases resulting
from bad blo-.1. Keep y.mr blood pure; keep
your Liver in order. keep your digestive
organs in a sound, I healthy condition by
th us ■of these reuse A-J dies, and no diseases
will ever a-sail you. The best men in theeountry
recommend them. If years of honest reputation
go for anything, you must try these preparation-.
I K"M HON GEo W WOODWARD,
Chief Justice ot the Supreme Court of Pennsylva
PHILADELPHIA, March Iff, 1867
I find that • Hoofland's German Bitters'' is not
all intoxicating beverage, but is a good tonic, use
ful in disorders of the digestive organs, ami of
great benefit in cases of debility and want of ner
vous a 'thin in the system.
GEO. W. WOODWARD
FROM HON. JAMES TAOMPSON.
Ju lge of the Supreme Conrt of Pennsylvania.
PHILADELPHIA, April 28, 1*66.
I consider ''Hoofland's German Bitters" a valua
ble medicine in case . of attack.-of Indiges
tion or Dyspepsia I \ can certify this from
mv experience of it. T~\- Y'ours. with respect,
FROM REV JOSEPH H. KENNAKD. D. D..
Pastor of the Tenth Baptist Church, Philadelphia.
Dr. JACKSON—DEAR SIR: —I have been fre
quently requested to connect my name with rec
ommendations of different kinds of medicines, but
regarding the piactice as out of my appropriate
sphere, I have in a'lcases declined; but with a
clear proof in various instances, and particularly
in uiy own family, ot 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 plaint, it is a safe
and valuable preparation. In some cases
it may fail; hnt usual 1 ' ly, I doubt not. it
will lie very beneficial to those who suffer from the
above causes. Y'ours, very respectfully,
J H KENNARD,
Eigth, below CoatesStreet.
Hoofland's German Remedies are counterfeited.
The Genuine have the signature of C M. JACK
i SON on the front of the outside wrapper of each
bottle, and the name of the article blown in each j
bottle. All others are counterfeit.
Price of the Bitters, $1 per bottle;
Or, a half dozen for $5.
Price of the Tonic, SI 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 j
Remedies that are so universally used and so '
highly recommended ; w- *. and do not allow the
Druggist to induce I ftyou to take anything !
else that he may sayis just as good, be- '
cause he makes a larger profit on it. Thsc Kerne- j
| dies will be sent by express to any locality upon !
application to the
At the German Medicine Store.
No. 631 ARCH STREET. Philadelphia.
CHAS. M. EVANS,
Fjrmerly C M. JACKSON I Co.
These Remedies are for sale by Druggists, Store
keepers and Medicine Dealers everywhere.
Do not forget to rxtuiine the article you buy
in order to get the genuine.
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All legal Notices of every it nil .and Orphans
Court and Judicial Sales, are required by law
t he pul\ shed in both papers published in this
All advertising due after first insertion.
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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 lino can bo execu
ted in the most artistic manner and at the lowest
rates —TERMS CASH.
Uir" A1 ters should be addressd to
MEYERS A MENGEL,
I'A 1.1. CAKE 411 t.AKIIt.NN.
Wo have more than once spoken of
the tendency which so often prevails
among farmers to neglect proper at
tention to their gardens at all seasons
of the year. The farm appears so much
more important in the extent of it pro
ductions, and in the amount of labor
required to keep it in proper condi
tion, than the household part of the
grounds. The garden is too often left
to take care of itself, or left to the care
of those who are unable to work it
properly. In the season of planting,
the comparatively trifling work that is
required to make a good garden is
| withheld, on the plea that there is
more pressing work in the field. The
farmer who acts on this principle does
as much injury to himself and to his
friends ; for nothing contributes more
to the supply and the comfort of the
social board than a productive garden.
It may be made almost half the sup
port of a family, and, with its small
fruits, its roots and its vegetables of
every description, it adds immensely
to the good cheer of a country home.
On the supposition that this part of a
farmer's duty has not been neglected
at the proper season for raiding the
crops, we would remind our readers
that the time is at hand when the
frui Is of such labor are to be eared for.—
And many of our readers have no oth
er farm than their garden, so that it
stands thein in hand to reap the ad
vantage of their summer toil by care
fully gathering and storing the pro
duct. The value of all kinds of vege
table- depends, in a great measure, up
on the condition in which they are
gathered and stored away.
Many garden roots will not require
to be taken up before the dose oi the
month, and some of them not until Oc
tober, but we give these timely hints
and would especially advise all who
have such crops to store to have places
provided for them in season, that they
may not sutler by being left out too
After all the crops are garnered, the
garden itself should be put in complete
order; all weeds and useless bushes re
moved, and everything made ready
for another season. This will both
invite and facilitate labor in the Spring.
—New York Sin.
AN ELEPHANT'S MEMORY'.—A re
cent traveler in India relates a singu
lar incident of a tame elephant that j
escaped during a stormy night, and
rambled oil'to his native jungle. Af
ter two years, an elephant hunt hav
ing taken place, a considerable num
ber of animals were trapped in an en
closure, called a keddah. It happened
that one of the hunters was the keeper
of the runaway elephant, and, to his
surprise, he thought he recognized
him among the wild herd that was
captured. His companions laughed at
; the idea. But calling his old favor
ite by name, it at once came forward
and showed such signs of good will
that the man, thoughtless of his dan
ger. climbed over the barrier, and the
elephant kneeling to receive him, he
rode away to liis pickets triumphantly j
HQ\V ABOUT IT!— lf some unseen
individual could pass around from
house to house anout ten o'clock, on a
Sunday morning, he would be likely
to hear a list of excuses for not attend
! ing church, something like the fullow
Overslept myself. Could not dress in
time. Too cold. Too hot. Too windy.
Too dusty. Too wet. Too damp. Too j
sunny. Too cloudy. Don't feel dis
posed. No other time to myself.
•Look over my drawers. Put my pa
pers to rights. Letters to write to my
friends. Mean to take a walk. Going |
' to take a ride. Tied to business six 1
| days in the week. No fresh air hut on |
Sundays.—Can't breathe in church, al- '
ways so full. Feel a little feverish.
I Feel a little chilly, Feel very lazy.
Expect company to dinner. New bon
net not come home.
WHERE would the party of univer
i sal -uffrage be without disfranehise
| meat? Just figure it up: All Vir
ginia disfranchised, 170,000 votes; all
j Texas, 65,000 ; all Mississippi, 70, nun;
in Missouri, 50,000; in Tennessee, luo
-000; in the so-called reconstructed
i States, 170,000—total, 605,000. Then
i when they have taken this out by dis
j franchisemeut, they by negro suffrage,
juggle in 750,000 making in all a differ
ence of 1,355,000 votes. Can an election
so carried be considered a fair one ? is
| this the voice of the people?
BEDFORD. PA., FRIDAY MORNING, NOVEMBER 13, 1868.
Many years ago a young Uuiversal
ist clergyman started westward to at
tend a convention of his brethren. He
took the precaution to carry a vial of
cayenne in his pocket, to sprinkle his
food with, as a preventive to fever and
ague. The convention met, and at
dinner a tall Hoosier observed the par
son as he seasoned his meat, and ad
dressed him thus.
"Stranger, I'll thank you for a leetle
o' that 'ere red salt, for I'm kind o'-
cur'ous to try it."
The Hoosier took the proffered vial,
and feeling himself proof against any
quantity of raw whisky, thought that
he could stand the "red salt" with im
punity, and accordingly sprinkled a
junk of beef rather bountifully with it,
and forthwith introduced it into his
capacious mouth. It soon began to
take effect, lleshut his eyes and his
features began to writhe, denoting a
very inharmonious condition physical
ly. Finally he could stand it rio long
er. He opened his mouth and scream
"Take a drink of cold water from the
jug," said the parson.
"Will that put it out?" asked the
martyr, suiting the action th the word.
In a short time ilie unfortunate man
began to recover, and turning to the
parson, bis eyes stiil swimming in
"Stranger, you call yourself a 'Var
sellist, 1 believe?"
"I do," mildly answered the parson.
"Wall, 1 want to know if you think
it is consistent with your belief to go
about with hellfire in your breeches
TIJSXGS THAT i HAVE SEEN.
I have seen a farmer build a house so
large that the sheriff turned him out
1 have seen a young man sell a good
farm, turn merchant and die in an in
I have seen a farmer travel about so
much, that there \va- nothing at home
worth looking after.
I have seen a rich mau's son begin
where his father left off, and end w hero
his father began—penny less.
I have seen a young girl marry a
young man of dissolute habits, and re
pent of it a* long as she lived.
I have seen the extravagance and
folly of children, bring their parents to
poverty and want, and themselves to
1 have seen a prudent, industrious
wife, retrieve the fortunes of a family,
when her husband pulled at the other
end of the rope.
I have seen a young man who des
pised the counsel of the wise and ad
vice of the good, and end his career in
jnivertv ami wretchedueSs.
I have seen a man spend more in
folly than would support his family in
comfort and independence.
I have seen a man depart from the
truth, when candor and veracity would
have served him a much better pur
I have seen a man engage in a lav
suit about a trifling affair that cost him
more in the end, than would have
roofed til! the building- on his farm.
"A "GROWING" ITEM. —A woman
in Detroit has been arrested for smug
gling tea in her stockings.—Express.
in North Carolina the women carry
nail- in their stockings.—Raleigh Pro
Nothing wonderful. The ladies of
Forsythe carry calves in their stock
And one of our ladies carries her corn j
in hers. —Rome, Ga., Com.
The ladies in this section who sym
pathize with Andy Johnson in his light
with the Radicals, carry V-toes in
theirs, which are very seldom passed
over their heads.—Yinceunes Sun.
All the women down our way carry
splendid elegies (legs,) in their stock
The ladie- here all carry'eels (heels,) j
in their stockings.—St. Joseph Vindi
Down this way some of them not j
only carry calve- in their stockings,
but they also carry bran to fatten !
Almost all the ladies hereabouts car
ry JiungatTs works in their stockings.
We consider this a "sock-dolager !"
The ladies of Scrunton are not very
particular what they put in their
stockings—keeping their souls there— j
and are so awkward that they often
"get their foot in it."—Register.
A TOUGH FOG STORY. —A very
heavy fog once visited an Eastern
State, which wo think somewhat beats
the fog of London. A youug man was
sent out to a meadow to nail a few
courses of shingles on a barn, the roof
of which was nearly finished. "At
dinner," continued the farmer, who is
responsible for the story "the fellow
comes up and sez:"
"That'sa mighty long barnofyourn."
"Not very long," sez I.
"Well sez he, "I've been to work
all tiiis forenoon, and have not got one
course laid yet."
"Well," sez I, "you'er a lazy fellow ;
that's all I have got to say."
"So after dinner I went down to see
what he had been about, and I'll be
thundered if he hadn't shingled out
more than a hundred feet right out on
LIFE. —For every one life ijas some
blessing—some cup that is not mixed
with bitterness. At every heart there
is some fount of pure waters and all
men at some time or other taste their
sweetness. Who is he that has not
found on his path of life some fragrant
rose-bush, scenting all the air with it s
sweet perfume ?
AN irritable man, having been dis
appointed in his boots, threatened to
eat the shoemaker, but compromised
j by drinking a cobbler.
lI4RSES IN RATTLE.
The extent to which a charger can
apprehend the perils of a battle field
may he ea-ily underrated by one who
confines his observation to horses still
carrying their riders; for, as long as a
troop hor-e in action feels the weight
and hand of a master his deep trust in
man keeps him seemingly free from
great terror, and he goes through the
fight, unless wounded, as though it
were a field day at home; but the mo
ment that death or a disabling wound
deprives him of his rider, he seems at
once to know what a battle is—to per
ceive it* real dangers with the clearness
of a human being, and to he agonized
with horror at the fate he may incur
for want of a hand to guide him.
Careless of the mere thunder of guns,
he show* plainly enough that he more
or less knows the dread accent that is
used by missiles of war while cutting
their way through the air, for as often
as these sounds disclose to him the near
passage of bullet or round shot, he
shrinks and cringes. His eyeballs pro
trude- Wild with fright, he still does
not most commonly gallop home into
camp. His instinct seems rather to tell
him, that what safety, if any, there isfor
him must be found in ranks, and he
rushes at the first squadron he can find,
urging piteously, yet with violence,"
that lie, too, by right, is a troop horse
—that he, too, is willing to charge
hut not to be left behind—that he must
and he will "fall in." Sometimes a
riderless charger thus beutou aligning
with his fellows, will not be content to
rang himself on the flank of the line,
but dart at some point in the squadron
which he seemingly Judges to be his
own rightful place and strive to-force
Riding, as it i- usual fur the com
mander of a regiment to do, some way
in advance of his regiment, Lord Geo.
I'aget was especially tormented and
pressed by the riderless horses which
chose to turn round and align with
him. At one time there were three or
four horses advancing close abreast of
him on one side and as many as five
on the other. Impelled by terror, by
gregarious instinct, and by the habit
of ranging in line, they "closed in up
on Lord George so as to be-smear bis
overalls with blood from the gory
flanks of the nearest intruders, and o
blige him to use his sword." — Kingtake
Invasion of the Crimea.
GUARS* AGAINST VULGARITY.
We especially commend the follow
ing extract to the thoughtful study
of the young. Nothing is so disgust
ing and repugnant to the feelings of
the noble and the good, as to hear the
young or even the old, use profane or
low, or vulgar language :
"We would guard the young against
the use of every word that is not st rief
iy proper. Use no profane language
allude to no sentence that will put to
blush the most sensitive. You know
not the tendency of habitually using
indecent and profane language, it
may not be obliterated from your
heart. When you grow up you will
find at your tongue's end some expres
sion which you would not use for any
money. It was once used when you
were quite young. By being careful,
you will save yourself a deal of mor
tification and sorrow. Good men have
been taken sick and became delirious.
In these moments they use the most
vile and indecent language imaginable.
When informed of it. after restoration
to health, they had no idea of the pain
they had given their friends, and stat
el that they had learned and repeated
theexpression in childhood and though
years had passed since they had spok
en a bad word, they had been indelibly
stamped upon the heart. Think of
this, you who are tempted to use im- |
proper language, and never disgrace
PLAIN SPEECH TO MOTHERS.— Pro-
fessor Simpson, of Edinburg, who has
had large experience in the Medical
treatment of mothers and children,
gave a public address lately on matters
of hygiene. He spoke most plainly to
mothers who sent their children to the
grave by exposing arms and legs, while
other parts of the body are waimly
child murder, and then wonder how
God could be so unkind as to take a
way their darling. They not only
murder their children, hut in his opin
ion, commit suicide themselves by ex
posing their own necks to the cold air.
It was a puzzle which he could not un
derstand, that women should cut off
the top of their dresses and appear with
bare bosoms in refined society, while
that part of the dress which should
protect the heart and lungs, and other
vital organs, is trailing in the mud.
Not to speak of health at the present
moment, we would remark that the
exhibition of a semi nude bust seldom
approaches to the classical standard of
harmonious proportions of parts and
fullness of outline, and is rarely sug
gestive of beauty and loveliness. The
inquisitive observer feels himself quite
at a loss as to the precise line of division
between the part which fashion claims
for exposure and the rest which mod
esty would conceal. The boundary is
too changeable. More ought to be left
to the imagination and less to he con
demned by good taste. But if mothers
and full grown daughters insist on be
ing the victims of fashion, children
ought to be exempt from its insane
and cruel requirements. What has
fashion to do with children, or they
with fashion ?
A GOOD newspaper is like a sensible
and sound-hearted friend, whose ap
pearance on one's threshold gladdens
the mind with the promise of a pleas
ant and profitable hour.
CURKAN was asked by a brother
lawyer, "Do you see anything ridicu
lous in this wig?" "Nothing but the
head," was the reply.
<avr OD HIS i> AV.
Reader do not he a robber. He that
steals breaks God's eighth command
ment. Above all do not rob God's
property. Give God his day.
I do entreat you for your soul's sake,
not to profane the Sabbath, but to keep
it holy. Do not buy and *ell or idle a
way your time on Sunday. Let not
i the example of all around you, let not
the invitation of companions, let none
of these things induce you to violate
the settled rule, that God's day shall
; be given to God.
The Sabbath is one of the greatest
blessings which God has given to man.
j Do not make bad use of this blessing.
He that cannot give God his Sunday
is unfit for heaven. Heaven is an eter
nal Sunday. Oh, while you live, give
I God his day.
once give over caring for the Sab
' bath, and in the end you will give ov
er caring for your soul. The steps
which lead to this conclusion are easy
and regular. Begin with not honor
ing God's day, and you will soon not
honor God's house. Cease to honor
God's house, and by and by you will
give God no honor at all. Let a man
lay the foundation of having no Sab
hath, and I am never surprised if he
finishes with the topstone of no God.
It is a remarkable saving of Judge
Hale, "Of all the persons who were
convicted of capital crimes while he
was upon the bench, he found only a
few who would not confess on inquiry,
that they began their career of wicked
ness by a neglect of the Sabbath."
Reader, resolve, that by God's help
you will always remember the Sabbath
day to keep it holy. Honor it by a
regular attendance at some place
where the gospel is preached. Settle
down under a faithful ministry, and
once settled, let your place in church
never be empty. Give God his day.—
Rev. J. C. Itgle.
TEKHIHI.E SCENE AT A M VEEOI.R.
A terrible scaffold scene recently took
place at Tambow, in Russia. Young
Gorski a pupil at the high school of that
place, and eighteen years of age, was
to be executed for having murdered a
family of seven persons. The young
criminal was conveyed to the place of
execution on a wagon, and was escor
ted by a company of dragoons. The
gallows was surrounded by ten thou
sand persons. After the doomed lad
had alighted from the wagon, the sen
tence of death was read to him. He
was deadly pale, and fainted before the
warrant was read through. The exe
cutioner then branded him, after he
had been restored to consciousness ; the
boy struggled voiolently and uttered
heart rending screams when the red
hot iron was applied to his forehead.
He was then whipped, receiving about
thirty lashes. The executioner there
upon undressed him and wrapped him
in a long white blanket, tied his feet
together, attached the rope to his neck
and drew the blanket over his head.
He then lifted him on top of a step
ladder, and was about to push him
from it, when the Secretary of the
Criminal Court stepped forward, and
told the executioner to stop. The ex
citement of the crowed had reached
the highest pitch by this time, and it
seemed as if all the ten thousand per
son* around the gallows were holding
their breath. The executioner lifted
the lad from the step laadder, remov
ed the blanket front his face, which
was lived and distorted with fear; and
then the Secretary read to him a let
ter from the Emperor changing his
sentence to hard labor for life. The ex
ecutioner then untied his feet, gave him
thirty more lashes—the sentence hav
ing ordered that he should receive six
ty lashes—and then clad him in the
convict dress and chained Ids legs. lit
was thereupon taken back to his cell,
and two days afterward sent 1 o Siberia.
STRONG 31 EN.
Strenth of character consists of two
things—power of will and power of self
restraint. It requires two things, there- ;
fore, for its existence—strong feelings
and strong command over them. Now
we all very often mistake strong feel- ;
ings, and strong command over them, j
Now we all very often mistake strong
teelings for strong character. A man
who bears ail before him, before whose
frown domestics tremble, and whose i
burst of fury makes the children of the
household quake, because lie has his '
way in all things, we call him a strong
man. The truth is, that he is the j
weak man; it is his passions, that are
strong; he mastered by them, is weak, j
You must measure the strength of a j
man by the power of feelings he sub- 1
dues, not by the power of those -
that subdue him. And hence compos
ure is very often the highest result of
strength. Did we ever see a man re
ceive a flagraut injury, and then reply
quietly? This is a man spiritually
strong. Or did we ever see a man in
anguish stand as if carved out of solid
rock, mastering himself? or one hear
ing a hopeless daily trial remain silent
and never tell the world what cankered
his home peace? That is the strength.
He who with strong passion, remains
chaste; he who, keenly sensitive, with
manly powers of indignation in him,
can be provoked and yet restrain him
self, and forgive, those are strong men.
A SCHOOL in Massachusetts was un
der examination, when one of the ex
aminers said :
"If I had a mince pie, and should
give three-twelfths to John, three
twelfths to Isaac, and should keep
half the pie nivself, what would there
There was a profound study among
the scholars, but finally one lad held
up his hand as a signal that he was
ready to answer.
"Well, sir, what will there be left?
Speak up loud, so that all can hear,,,
said the examiner.
"The plate," shouted the hopeful
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We have heard a funny -torv
told of a young fellow residing in one
of the tobacco growing counties of Vir
ginia, who recently made his fu -t vis
it to Richmond, the eapitol of the "Old
Dominion," for the purpose of selling
his crop, seeing the sights, and nib
bing off some of the rust which his back
woods "fetching up" had thrown upon
! his manners.
lie reached Richmond about the
middle of the forenoon, and was fortun
: ate in selling his crop at an advanta
geous rate and almost immediately.
Meeting with an old school-fellow—
! one who had lived in the city long e
nough to know its ways—he was ad
! vised to take up his lodgings at Roy
den's, the crack house of the place; and
thither he at once went with his hag
gage. Just before dinner his friend
called to see him, and found him com
fortably located in a room just at the
head of the stairs. It was close upon
"Suppose we take something to start
an appetite," said the chap who had
Just come down."
| "Agreed," rejoined the city friend,
; "a glass of wine and bitters for me."
"Let's go down to the bar and get it
—dinner's most ready," continued the
"We might as well have it up hero,"
was the rejoinder.
"Good lick; but how are we to call
for it ?"
"Ring that bell there."
"What bell ?"
"Pull that rope hanging there."
The young man laid hold of the roj e
and gave it a jerk, and just at that mo
ment the gong sounded for dinner.
Never had he heard such a sound be
fore, and the rumbling crash came up
on his ear with a report that stunned
him. lie staggered back from the rope,
raised both hands in horror, and ex
"Great Jerusalem what a smash ?
I've broke every piece of crockery in
the house! There ain't a whole dish
left! You must stick by me, old fel
low," addressing his friend, "don't
leave nie in this scrape, for my whole
crop won't half pay the breakage.—
What did you tell me to touch that
cursed rope for!"
But before his friend, who was all
but bursting with laughter, could an
swer, a servant entered the room with
"Did you ring the bell, sir?"
"Bell? no, d—n your bell; I never
touched your bell in my life; what
bell ? I never saw your bell."
"Somebody rang the beli of this
room, that's certain," continued the
"No they didn't. There's nobody
here that ever saw a bell"—and then
turning to his friend, exclaimed aside,
"let's lie him out of it; I shan't have
a cent to go home if I pay the entire
damage. What do they get such ras
cally traps as that for, to take folks in
from the country."
Altera violent fit of la lighter, the friend
was enabled to explain that it was only
the gong sounding for dinner—a sim
ple summons "to walk down to soup,"
got up on the Chinese plan. They
made their way to the dining room,
but it was some time before the young
tobacco grower could get over the stun
ning and awful effects of that dreadful
gong. "It was a God-send," lie said,
"that the crash did not turn my hair
gray on the spot."
ALL A "SETTING."—OKI fanuor
Gruff was one morning a tugging away
with all his might and main at a bar
rel of apples, which he was endeavor
ing to get up the cellar stair and calling
at the top of his voice for one of his
boys to lend him a helping hand, but
all in vain. When he had,after an infin
ite amount of sweating, accom
plished the task and just when
they were not needed, of course, the
boys made their appearance. "Where
have you been, and what have you
been about, I'd like to know; couldn't
you hear me eail?" inquired the far
mer, in an angry tone, addressing the
eldest. "Out in the shop, settin' the
saw," replied the youth. "And you
Dick?" "Out in the barn settin' the
ben." "And you sir?" "Up in gran
ny's room, settin' the clock." And
you, young man ?" "Up garret settin'
the trap." And now, Master Fred,
where were you settin '?" asked the old
farmer of his youngest progeny, the as
perity of his temper somewhat soften
ed by this amusing catalogue of an
swers. "Come, let's hear." On the
doorstep, settin' still," replied the
young hopeful seriously. "A remar
kable set, I must confess," added the
amused sire, dispersing the grinning
group with a wave of his hand.
VAIN MAX. —Whilst thou art build-
ing castles, the carpenter is build
ing thy coffin. While deceitful in
fluences are gilding thy future pros
pects, the painter is leisurely putting
the varnish upon the casket that is be
ing fitted for thy reception. While
thou art striving hard to distinguish
thyself among thy fellows, the marble
worker is Hitting the slab that shall
mark thy grave. While you are querj -
ing as to the wherewithal you shall be
clothed, the materials for your burial
suit are upon the tradesman's shelf.
You add field to field, and anxiously
reach out for more; but go to the grave
yard and stake out the lot to which
death will soon assign you. "Then
whose shall those things be which thou
hast provided ?"
A country doctor being out for a
day's shooting, took his errand boy to
carry the game bag. Entering a field
of turnips, the dog pointed; and the
boy, overjoyed at the prospects of bis
master's success, exclaimed, "there's a
covey; if you get near 'em, won't you
physic 'em?" "Physic them.' you
young rascal, what do you mean?"
said the doctor. "Why, kill 'em, to 1 e
sure," replied the lad.