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ur A1 ters sbould be addressd to
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RJPHE BEDFORD GAZETTE
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opposite the Mengel House,
The proprietor takes pleasure in offering to the
public the following article? belonging to the
B ok Business, at CITY RETAIL PRICES :
BIBLES, HYMN BOOKS, AC.:
Large Family Bibles.
Lutheran Hymn Book?.
Methodist Uymu Books,
Smith'? Dictionary of the Bible.
History of the Books of the Bible,
Pilgrim's Progress, Ac., Ac., Ac.
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Bath Post. Damask Laid Note,
Cream Laid Note, Envelopes, Ac.
WALL PAPER. '
Several Hundred Different Figures, the Largest
Jot ever brought to Bedford county, for
sale at prices CHEAPER THAN
EVER SOLD in Bedford
Day Books. Ledgers.
Account Books, Ca-h Books.
Pocket Ledgers, Time Books,
Tuck Memorandums, Pass Book?,
Money Book?. Pocket Books,
Blank Judgment Note*, drafts, receipts. Ac
INKS AND INKSTANDS.
M .roceo Spring Pocket Inkstands.
Glass and Ordinary Slauds for Schools,
Flat Glass Ink Wells and Rack,
Arnold's Writing Fluids.
Carmine Ink?. Purple Inks,
Eukolon for pasting. Ac.
PENS AND PENCILS.
Hollowbush A Carey's, Payson.
Dunton. and Scribtier's Pens,
Clark's Indellible, Faber's Tablet,
Guttknecht's, Carpenter's Pencils.
Madame Demorect'* Mirror of Fashions,
Godey's Lady's Book,
Our Young Folks,
Budget of Fan.
Frank Leslie's Illustrated,
New York Ledger.
New York Weekly,
Putnam ? Monthly Magazine,
Arthur s Home Magazine,
Oliver Optic's Boys and Girl's Magazine Ae.
Constantly on hand to accomodate those who want
to purchase living reading inattter
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taining to the Book and Stationery business,
which we are prepared to sell cheaper than the
cheapest, are above enumerated. Give us a call
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ment we expect to sell as cheap as guods of this
class are sold anywhere.
JNLEc T R I C
TELEGRAPH IN CHINA.
THE EAST INDIA TELEGRAPH COMPANY'S
Nos. 23 &. 25 Nassau Street,
Organized under special charter from the State
of New York.
50.000 SHARES. $lOO EACH.
Hox ANDREW G. CURTIN. Philadelphia.
PAULS FORBES, ofßusaelli Co., China.
FRED. BI'TTERFIELD, of F. Butterfield A C
ISAAC LIVERMORE, Treasurer Michigan Cen
tral Railroad, Boston.
ALEXANDER HOLLAND, Treasurer American
Express Company, New York.
Hon JAMES NOXON, Syracuse, N. Y.
0. H . PALMER, Treasurer Western Union Tele
graph Company. New York.
FLETCHER WESTRAY, of Westray, Gibbs A
Hardcastle, New York.
; NICHOLAS MICKLES, New York.
A G. CURTIN, President.
N. MICKLES, Vice President.
| GEORGE ELLIS (Cashier National Bank Com
HON A K. McCLURE. Philadelphia, Solicitor.
The Chinese Government having (through the
Hon. Anson Burlingame) conceded to this Com
j pany the privilege of connecting the great sea
ports of the Empire by submarine electric tele
graph cable, we propose commencing operations
in China, and laying down a line of nine hundred
I miles at once, between the following port s, vii :
; Hong-Kong 250,000
: Swatow ....200,000
i Amoy 250,000
: Foo-Chow 1.250.000
Hang Chean 1,200.000
Total S 910.000
I These ports have a foreign commerce of $900,-
00ft 000. and an enormous domestic trade, besides
which we have the immense internal commerce of
the Empire, radiating from these points, through
its canals and navigable rivers.
The cable being laid, this company proposes
erecting Land lines, and establishing a speedy and
trustworthy means of communication, which must
command there, as everywhere else, the commu
nication* of the Government, of business, and of
i social life especially in China. She has no postal
system, and her ODly means now ofoommuuloating
information is by courier* on land, and by steam
j ers on water.
The Western World knows that China is a Tery
large country, in the main densely peopled; but
few yet realise that she contains more than a third
of the human race The latest returns made to
her centra! authorities for taxing purpose* by the
local magistrate make her population Four bun.
dred and Fourteen millions, aDd this is more
likeiy to be under than over the actual aggregate.
Nearly zjl of these, who are over ten years old.
not only can but do read and write Her civili
zation is peeuiiar, but her literature is as exten
sive as that of Eurepe. China is a land of teach
ers and traders; and the latter are exceedingly
quick to avail themselves of every proffered facili
ty for procuring early information It is observed
in California that the Chinese make great u*e of
the telegraph, though it there transmits messages
in Engiiiia alone. To-day great numbers of fleet
steamers are owned by Chinese merchants, and
used by them exclusively for the transmission of
early intelligence. If the telegraph we propose
conneetiog all their great seaports, were now in
existence, it is believed that its business would
pay the coat within the first two years of ita suc
cessful operation, and would steadily increase
So enterprise comment,'* itae'f as if a greater
degree renumerative to c&piSal'Jts. and to our
while people. It is of vast national importance
eouiuiereially, politically and evangelically.
stock of thi* Company BSI been un
i qualified!/ recommended to capitalism and buxi
i ness men. a* a desiyable investment by editorial
articles in the New York Herald, Tribute,
World. Times, Post, Express, Independent, and
in the Philadelphia North American, Press,
Ledger. Iwuirer, Age, Bulletin and Telegraph.
Shares of this company, to a limited number,
may he obtained at $5O each, $lO payable down.
$l5 on the .st of November, and $25 payable in
monthly instalments of $2 50 each, commencing
Iseevmkef 1, 1868, on application te
DUEXEL & CO.,
34 South Third Street,
Shares can be obtained in Bedford by applica
tion to Reed A Scheil, Bankers, who are author
ised to receive subscriptions, and can give ali ue
cessary information on the subject. sept2syl
"yUTE combine style with neatness of fit.
And moderate prices with the best workmanship,
JONES' ONE PRICE CLOTHING HOUSE
604 MARKET STREET,
GEO. W. NIEMANN. PHILADELPHIA.
gUY YOUR NOTIONS
de 4 R W BERKSTRESSER.
I)L ASTER.—The subscriber would
i X Mpwtfall; inform the public that be has
just received from the city 60 tons of best Nova
and wilj continue to receive, as his stock diminish
es, until the first of April, which be will grind,
and have for sale at Hartley's Mill, and will sell
as cheap as can be bought for cash. Wheat, rye,
or eora, at the highest cash prices taken in ei
obange far Plaster Remember, only until ibe Ist
of April. Thankful for pas* favors he solicits a
i continuance of the same
j dealamS ANbREW J. MILLER.
BEDFORD. PA., FRIDAY MORNING, FEBRUARY 12, 1869.
BATE BBAXD Of
HOOFLAXD'S GERMAN BITTERS.
lIOOFLAXD'S GERMAN TOXIC.
Prepared by Dr. C. M. Jackson. Philadelphia.
Their introduction into this country front Ger
many occurred in
THEY CURED YOUR
FATHERS AND MOTHERS,
And will cure you and your children. They are
entirely different from * *- the many preparations
now in the country cal I—l led Bitters or Tonics.
They are no tavern! A preparation, or any
thing like one ; but good, honest, reliable medi
cines They are
The greatest Ino urn remedies far
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 the Stomach,
Nausea. Heartburn, Disgust for Food, Full
ness or Weight in the Stomach, Sour Eruo
tations, Sinking or Fluttering at the
Pit of the Stomach. Swimming of the
Head. Hurried or Difficult Breathing,
Fluttering at the s Heart, Choking or
Suffocating Sensa fl I tions when in a Lying
Posture. Dimness of V_F Vision. Dots or Webs
before the sight. Dull Pain in the Head, Defi
ciency ot Perspiration, Yellowness 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 Liter or Di
gestive Organs, combined with impure blood.
HOOFLAND 3 GERMAN BITTERS
is entirely vegetable and contains no lt
is a compound of F'luid Extracts. The Roots,
Herbs, and Barks from which these extracts are
made, are gathered in Germany. All the medi
cinal virtueus are ex . tracted from them by
a scientific Chemist. C 1 These extracts are
then forwarded to this v/ country to be used ex
pressly for the manutacture of these Bitter?
There is no alcoholic substance of any kind used
iu compounding the Bitters, henee 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
ter*. with pt RE Santa Cruz Ram.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 decoetiocs 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
There is no medicine equal to Hoofland's Ger
man Bitters or Tonic w y in cases of Debility.
They impart a tone |-< and vigor to the whole
system, strengthen A the appetite, cause an
enjoyment of the food, enable the stomach to di
fest it, purify the blood, give a good, sound,
ealthy complexion, eradicate the yellow tinge
from the eye. impart a bloom 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 mac of
Theft remedies art the test
ever kn-.wn ar. 1 will cure all diseases resulting
from bad bloed. Keep yjur blood pure ; keep
your Liver in order, w keep your digestive
organs in a sound, I healthy condition, by
the use of these reme JLd dies, and no diseases
will ever assail you. The best men in thecountry
recommend them. If years of honest reputation
go for anything, you must try these preparations.
FROM HON. GEO. W WOODWARD.
Chief 4 uzrfce of the Supreme Court of Pennsylva
PHILADELPHIA, March 16. 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
GEO. W. WOODWARD
FROM HON. JAMES TAOMPSON
Judge of the Supreme Conrt of Pennsylvania,
PHILADELPHIA. April 28, 1866
I consider '■ Hoofland's German Bitters' a valua
ble medicine in case . of sttasks of Indiges
tion or Dyspepsia I \ eao certify this from
my experience of it. -v-i- Yours, with respect,
FROM REV JOSEPH H. KENNARD, D. D ,
Pastor of the Tenth Baptist Church. Philadelphia.
DR. JACKSON —DEAP. SIR:—I Lave been fre
quently requested to connect my name with rec
ommendations of different kinds of medicines, but
regarding the piaetiee as out of my appropriate
sphere, I have in all cases declined , but with a
clear proof in various instances, ami particularly
in my own family, of the usefulness at Dr. Hoof
land's German Bitters, I depart for once from
my usual course, to expires? iny full conviction
that for general debility of the system, and es
pecially fur Liver Com * t plaint, it is a safe
and valuable preparation. In some cases
it may fail ; bnt usual-La jy, I doubt not, it
will be very beneficial to those who suffer from the
above causes. Yours, very respectfully,
J. H. KENNARD,
Eigth. below CoatesStreet.
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 in each
bottle. All others ere counterfeit.
Price of the Bitters, $1 per 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.
Recolleet that it is Dr. Hoofland's German
Remedies that are so universally used and so
highly recommended,and do not allow the
Druggist to induce 1 lyou to take anything
else that he may sayA-'is just as good, be
cause he makes a larger profit on it These Reme
dies will be sent by express to any locality upon
application to the
At the German Medicine .Store,
No. 631 ARCH STREET. Philadelphia.
CIIAvS. M. EVANS,
Formerly C. M. JACKSON A Co.
These Remedies are for sale by Druggists, Store
keepers and Medicine Dealers everywhere.
Do not forget to examine the artici.\fou buy
tn order to get the genuine.
T lIF. TWO NEIGHBORS.
There were two men who were neigh
bors, and each of them had a wife and
several little children who depended
upon them for support.
Now, oue of these men was grc-atly
troubled, saying, "If I die, or even if I
fall sick, what will become of my wife
The same thought came also to the
other father, but he left it go again,
whispering to himself, "God, who
knows all his creautures, and who
watches over them, will watch over
me, also, and over my wife and chil
dren." And this man lived in peace,
while the other knew neither rest nor
One day, when the latter, sad and
cast down by reason of this fear, was
working in the fields, he saw some
birds fly into the bush, come out, and
then return thither. He approached
it and saw two nests, side by side, and
in each were several little birds, newly
hatched and still featherless. When
he had returned to his work, he raised
his eyes from time to time and looked
at the old birds going backward and
forward and carrying food to their
young ones. Presently, just as one of
the mother birds was returning with
something in her beak, a hawk seized
and carried her away, in spite of her
struggles and piteous cries. At this
sight the man felt more troubled than
before, for he thought, "The death of
the mother is the death of the little
ones. Mine have only me ; what will
become of them if 1 fail them ?" And
all the day he was very sad, and when
night came it brought him no relief.
The next day, on returning to the
field, he said, "I will see how these
poor little birds are ; doubtless several
of them have already perished." So
he went towards the bush and looked
into the nest; there he saw the birds,
and not one of them seemed to have
suffered from the loss of its mother.
He was exceedingly astonished, and
hid himself to see what would happen.
After a little while he heard a faint
cry, and he perceived the bird of the
other nest bringing with haste the food
she had found, and this she divided
between her own and the motherless
little ones. There was enough for all.
The man who had mistrusted God,
toid to his neighbor what he had seen,
and the latter answered him, "Why art
thou troubled ? God never forsakes his
children. His love has secrets that we
know not of. Let us believe, hope, and
love, then we may go on our journey in
peace. If I die before you, you will be
a father to my children ; if you die be
fore me, I will be a father to yours.
Or, if we both die while they are of
tender age, their father will be our
Father who is in heaved."
THE FRIGHTFUL PUNISHMENT OF
SILENCE. —Mr. James Greenwood has
published in London a frightful ac
couut of the silence system, which is in
operation at the Halloway Model
Prison in London:
It is an offense for a prisoner to speak
one won], and he is never addressed
except in whispers, so that he may be
in the prison for two years without
hearing the natural sound of a human
voice. The effect of this is so terrible
on the mind that prisoners will speak
out in desperation, at the risL of any
punishment, rather than endure the
The prisoners never see one another,
but remain in perpetual solitude. One
poor wretch, driven to desperation by
iliye mouth's solitude and silence,
recklessly broke out in Mr. G*en
w nod's presence, in these words: "For
God's sake, Governor, put me in an
other cell 1 Put me somewhere else!
I have counted the bricks in the cell I
aih in, till my eyes ache !"
The request of the tortured wretch
There is a fine hole in each cell, and
as the warders wear shoes of Indian
rubber soles, the prisoners can never be
sure he is alone.
Those condemned to the treadmill
have to ascend twelve hundred steps
every alternate twenty minutes for six
hours. And this in a place so hot and
close that prisoners often lose in pres
piration three stones in as many
months. Every day the prisoners are
taken to a chapel so arranged that they
can see no one save the chapl,in,
and him only through an iron grating,
and this is the order of devotion ob
served: "Warders are constantly on
the watch, lest for a single instant
they, through the whole of the service,
depart from the rigid ruleof 'eye right.'
They must look steadfastly at the
preacher, must raise and lower their
prayer-book with the elbows squared,
and all at once, like soldiers.—They
may not scrape tiieir feet without hav
ingafterward to explain the movement.
They may scarcely wink an eye, or
sigh, without danger of rebuke or pun
ishuaent." God help them, poor
THE last Congress passed an act in
corporating a National Insurance Com
pany. This was a wise procce iing.
Most of our Life Insurance Companies
have been State organizations, and al
though nearly all of them are good and
worthy of patronage, there has been
something wanting in the fact that
they were not national. A Company
that isues policies all over the country
and invests its premiums in legal se
curities, becomes as much a national
institution as the sub-Treayry, especi
ally when it is under the management
of men like Mr. Jay Cooke, who have
a world-wide reputation for business
enterprise, honor and sagacity. The
National Life Insurance Company a
dopted new feafures which make it the
most attractive as well as safest in the
United States. An advertisement is
published in another column, and our
readers cannot do better than to study
this scheme carefully, and in the inter
est of prudence put a policy upon their
A VERIFIED PROPHECY—I'HEDIC
TIOX Of CAI.IIOI'X.
In 1837, John C. Calhoun, whose per
spicuity was so wonderful that his
prophecies have become history, thus
addressed the Senate of the United
"Be assured that emancipation it
self would not satisfy these fanatics;
that gained, the next step would be to
raise the negroes to a social and politi
cal equality with the whites; and that
being effected, we would soon find the
present condition of the two races re
versed. I speak with full knowledge
and a thorough examination of the
subject, and for once see my way dear
ly. One tiling alarms mo—the eager
pursuit of gain which overspreads the
land, and which absorbs every faculty
of the mind and every feeling of the
heart. Of all passions, avarice is the
most blind and compromising—the last
to see, and the first to yield to pander.
I dare not hope that anything I can
say will arouse the South to a due sense
of danger, 1 fear it is beyond the pow
er of mortal voice to awake it in time
from the fatal security into which it
But that fiat of fate, steeped in the
blood of thousands, has eoine upon us
with a curse more dreadful than the lo
custs and frogs of Egypt. So much of
the prophecy, then, has been fulfilled.
The social and political equality of
whites and blacks stares us in the face.
It may be forced upon us; but has av
arice so ait-orbed "every faculty of the
miud and every feeling of the heart,"
that Virginians, for paltry pelf, should
don their own robes of disgrace, that
they should help reverse the proud
motto of the glorious Old Dominion,
and lick the tyrant's foot which op
presses her fair neck ? Can her sons
have so degenerated a, with voluntary
hand, to place this stigma upon her
fair old name? If our conquerors have
the power to force a "republican con
stitution" upon us, with its damning
principle of social and political equali
ty, they have neither the power nor
the right to compel us to degrade our
selves by voting for it.— Richmond En
LOVE AT SIGHT.—On Monday of last
week a young Californian, about twen
ty-five years of age, happening east on
business, visited Lowell for the pur
pose of sight-seeing, stopping at the A
meriean House. He seemed a young
man of property, wore diamond rings
and other costly jewelry, representing
himself as the owner of a large stock
farm and other property at San Jose,
California and gave his name as James
Welch. He stated that his partner in
business was about returning from
the east with a newly wedded wife and
intimated that but for somedisappoin
story coming to the ears of a young la
dy of twenty years employed as a seam
stress at the American House, jocoseiy
remarked, inasmuch as she had been
disappointed in a similar manner, tiie
relatives of one whom she had pligted
her faith preventing the marriage, her
heart beat in sympathy with that of
tho Californian, and the sorrow of both
might be assured in matrimony. Her
friends, thinking it all a joke, which
they would carry further, arranged an
introduction between the two, which
took place at the American House last
Wednesday morning, they never hav
ing spoken to each other before. On
the day following (Thursday) they
were married at four o'clock in the after
noon, by the Rev. Dr. Edson.and three
quarters of an hour later were on the
way to New York. On Saturday last
they took the Steamer for San Francis
co. The bride wrote to her friends
when at New York that she was well
pleased with her choice, aud that her
husband and herself had arranged a
visit East next year.- Courier.
NOT NECESSARY.—A good anecdote
is told of a lady residing in Lancaster,
Ohio, which will do to repeat. The la
dy delighted in the healthful and ex
hilerating exercise of horseback riding,
and on one occasion her husband pur
chased and presented her a magnifi
cent riding horse, just such a steed as
suited the lady's fancy to aT. A sad
die was of course next demanded, and
in a day or two the lady called at a
saddler's shop for the purchase of the
article. After looking at the different
styles, and inquiring the various prices,
she at length gave au order to the gen
tlemanly proprietor for a large saddle,
which was to be ready on a certain
day. After giving the order the lady
remained in|the shop a few minutes, in
a kind of undecided state of mind, as if
there was something else she wished
and had forgotten. The proprietor at
length inquired if there was anything
else she wanted. "Oh, no," said the
lady, "there's nothing else I want, but
aiu't you going to measure me?" The
proprietor, with a broad grin, informed
her that no measure was necessary in
the ease, and the lady departed.
AJFNEXATIOJF TO HAYTI A>'D SAN
DOMIXGO. —Butler, Banks, and other
benighted and besotted lunatics in
Washington, are proposing to annex
the niggers of Hayti and the Mongrels
of San Domingo, and profess to regard
such annexation as "manifest destiny,"
and merely a matter of time. But,
like all their "statesmanship" for the
last eight years, they put the cart be
fore the horse, and lie to the people.
Instead of annexing Hayti and San
Domingo to the United States, they
should say they desire to annex the
United States to Hayti and San Do
mingo, for that Is exactly the thing
they have all been at work at since
Lincoln's election in 800. The Uni
ted States were composed of white peo
ple, but Abe Lincoln & Co., have sac
rificed a million of lives to "reform"
this, and adopt the Mongreiism of San
Domingo, and therefore, we repeat,
they iie to the country when they talk
of annexing Hayti, Ac., to the United
States, as they.in fact, are annexing us
noEvnt K'K ox THE GRECIAN BEXO.
I now behold the fair daughters of
my country deliberately striving by
night and by day to deform and dis
tort their lithe and graceful figers,
and convert themselves into a sort of
human camel, or rather, into an Aus
The other day Mary Magee my
country cousin came to visit us. When
1 came home, at evening, I was glad
to see Mary, hut 1 observed something
queer about her. She walked with a
crook in her back, and I thought the
poor girl had bee:: washing perhaps
the day before, and she had got a lame
back. I felt sorry for her, and so went
out and bought one of Stiektight's
Poor man's Plasters. When I got
home, I called her to one side and said.
Mary if you'll get Maria Lemantha
(my country cousin) to put that on
your back to night when you go to
bed, it will take the soreness out of
your bones before morning. It will
draw pretty hard and smartsome, but
I guess you can stand it for the night,
and you'd better stand almost anything
rather than have that back crooked.—
J am truly sorry to see you afflicted so
but this plaster will be certain to cure
you. It's called Poor MAN'S plaster,
but I'm positive it will do for a poor
GIRL, just as well.
Who would believe the ungrateful
return fur my trouble? Mary threw
the plaster in my face, (where it stuck
so fast that it pulled out one whisker
by the roots) burst into tears and ran
up stairs sobbing out that she was nev
er so insulted in her life. Pretty Mary
Lemantha came down stairs and be
gan to give me Ilail Columbia in the
scolding way; and I'll tell you wheu
that girl goes in for a good square jaw
she can't be beat by anything that
wears biaek hair.
She told me that I had insulted her
friend and abused her, and she was
going to leave and go right home. 1
tried to find out what all the row was
about, and explained to Miss Leman
tha I wanted to do Mary Magee a kind
ness, and had offered her the plaster to
take the 'crick' out of her back.
"Crick ! said Lemantha, in her most
vicious and spiteful way v "CHICK !"
You must be a fool, that's no crick—
that's the Grecian Bend.
"Well," said I, "whatever you may
call it, Mary Magee has got it bad; but
I'm sure that plaster would cure it
before to-morrow morning."
At last, after a long series of scold
ing on Lemalftha's part the whole
thing came out. The Grecian Bend is
not a deformity to be pitied, it is a
fashion to be followed.
Can anything be imagined more hid
eous? Just think of graceful well
made woman making a Grecian Bend
er of herself, by crooking her spine,
bumping her shoulders, and strapping
hersell into the shape of a dromedary
as near as she can !
Got! bless our wives ;
They till our hives
With little bees and honey !
They ease life's shocks,
And mend our soeks,
But—don't they spend the money ?
When we are sick
They heal us quick—
That is, if they love us ;
If not, we die.
And yet they cry,
With just one eye,
And wink the other on the sly,
At some young man above us.
The fame of the celebrated Plantation
Bitters has no parallel in the history
of Medicine. The thousands upon
thousands of bottles that are made and
sold daily is but proof positive of their
wonderful virtues. Thousands of Cer
tificates can be produced showing the ef
ficacy and certainty of the cures which
they effect and the Medical Fraternity,
usually so jealous of anything which
causes persons to think and doctor
for themselves, are compelled to ac
knowledge their wonderful virtues,
and prescribe them under other names.
They are sold by all druggists.
MAGNOLIA WATER.—Superior to the
best imported German Cologne, and
sold at half the price.
JACOB SUHEKTZ—Bir: I was suffer
ing for some time with Dyspepsia, and
also weakness and nausea of the stom
ach, and after trying some of your Bit
ters it caused me to throw off all the
foul matter, and reinvigorated my sys
tem. It has effected, I think, a per
You are at liberty to use this certifi
cate if you think proper.
ANN lIALLMAN, 4550 Main St.,
tesp-Itead SOUEETZVS standing ad
vertisement in another column.
The importation of rags from the
Mediterranean, hides from Brazil, and
other commodities from the tropics, is
known to bring the germs of disease,
chiefly fever which are sometimes ver
ry afflicting and fatal.' Ayer's Ague
Cure stimulates the Liver to excrete
these germs from the system as effectu
ally as it does the miasmatic poison of
our Ague districts. Consequently it
affords invaluable protection to steve
dores and others whose occupations
expose them to these dangerous in
fections ; and we hope to render them a
valuable service in giving them this
information. — Neic York Dispatch..
A "DISTANT RELATIVE."—"YOU
have lost some of your friends-, I see,"
said a traveler to a negro whom he met
on the road.
"Was it a near or distant relative?"
"Well, purty distant—"bout twenty
four mile," was the reply.
It was wittily, but somewhat u'ngal
iatitiy said that a woman is the very
reverse of her mirror, —the one reflects
without talking, the other talks with
VOL. 64.—WHOLE No. 5.478.
HOUSE ANIt FARM.
Watering Honrs. —Horses should
never be kept so long without water
that they will drink largely when they
get it. Give it to them often, and.they
will never injure themselves with it.
Nothing is more common than to
hitch a team to the plough, and make
them work half a day without a drop.
What man would submit to such treat
ment? If the plough is started at sev
en in the morning, water should be
given again before ten, and again? in
the afternoon by four o'clock. Even
if half an hour is thus consumed, more
work will be done in a day. The ob
jection that horses on the road should
not he "loaded with water," is not
valid. A horse weighing 1,200 pounds
will not be much encumbered addition
ally by twenty pounds of water, while
the distension will give him addition
al strength. Every farmer knows that
when he himself undertakes to lift a
large log or heavy stone, he can do
more by first inflating himself with
air, and not unfrequently he loses a
button or two from his pantaloon- in
the operation. Some degree of infla
tion by water will add to a horse'b
strength in a similar manner. In
driving a horse on the road at a natur
al gait of nine or ten miles an hour,
I have frequently had occasions to
observe that he was laboring with
perspiration until I left him drink
freely, when he ceased to sweat and
evidently traveled more freely. Don't
be afraid to give your horse water; the
danger is in making them abstain too
long, in which case care is needed.—
February Work. —Plenty of mon
ey will help a farmer over difficulties
that beset poorer men. It not only
"makes the mare go," but it makes
many other things go, and run right
smoothly. Poor men may have just
as smart mares, and just as smooth-run
ding wheels as their richer neighbors,
with a little more work and with well
laid plans for their work. Plans save
time, and "time is money." As the
spring approaches, our arrangements
naturally become more definite, and
planning more or less for the autumn
or winter ahead, we ought, neverthe
less, to begin to think especially about
the first work to be done in the spring.
Hog Cholera. —A writer in the Sloch
Journal recommends the following as
a preventativeof thisdisease : Flowers
of sulphur, six pounds; sulphate of
iron, six ounces; ciuchora, pulverized,
a pound. Mix well together in a large
mortar; afterwards give a table-spoon
ful to each animal mixed with a few
potato peelings and cornmeal, three
times a day. Continue this for one
week, keeping the animal in a clean,
warm, dry place, and not allowing too
Cbics. —Those whose calves are to be
raised, should be dried off fully six
weeks l>efore calving; others, especial
ly young cows, ought to be milked close
to their time of coining in, and dried
clean, if possible, just before the new
milk springs ; feed well; separate any
that show the least sickness, or are off
their feed. Card well as often as twice
a week, if not daily, and give access to
Manure. —There is an immense sa
ving of labor in hauiing out manure
in the winter while good sledding lasts,
but there is also great waste exposing
animal manure not well composted.
Haul out corapoats only. Let no fresh
manure lie in heaps about the barn or
yard, but work it over and mix it,
spreading it out and keeping it from
heating. Cut all straw for bedding 10
inches to a foot long.
Working Animals. —Feed well at all
events, and bring all working stock to
the spring in good condition. Spring
poor cattle are a burning disgrace to
any farmer. Use the card and brush
freely, and feed a little grain or oil
meal. Keep salt always where oxen
and other cattle can get it, and see they
are regularly watered.
Sheep. —Ewes, near yeaning, should
have warm and roomy pens, and both
pens and yards dry and well littered ;
theyshould also ha vesome spots of dry,
hard ground, or boards to lie upon.—
Such spots are equally acceptable to
fattening sheep. Give food, water and
To Remove Old Putty.— Old putty, it
is said, however hard and indurated,
may be easily removed by running a
red hot iron over it, when it can be
cut off with a knife almost as easily as
green putty. To those who have plant
houses, &c.; and even for the purpose
of reglaizing house windows, this will
be worth trying.
•Steeds.—-Look out iti advance for the
best possible selection of seeds for
spring use. Send for catalogues of field
and garden seeds from responsible deal
ers, and by exchange or purchase se
cure from friends any novelties worth
Buildings.— Make use of warm days
to clean and ventilate the cellars of
both house and barn, unless the walls
are so cold that the warm moist air
makes them damper. Painting and
repairing may be done in milder weath
Flax seed occasionally given to
horses, or cattle, will make them shed
their old hair—and whether old or
young soon get sleek and fat. It is
the only thing which will fatten old
Sure Cure for Rots in Horses.— Take
half a pint each of vinegar, soft-soap,
and molasses, shake well together, and
pour down the animal's throat while
the mixture is foaming.
Implements.— Overhaul all sorts of
tools and implements ; paint them and
make any needed repairs ; paint and
repair wagons and carts, ready for