The Bedford gazette. (Bedford, Pa.) 1805-current, August 12, 1869, Image 1
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Give us a call We buy and sell for CASH, and by this arrange ment we expect to sell as .'heap as goods of this class are sold anywhere jauJl.'yl "PLEC T R I C TELEGRAPH IN CHINA. THE EAST INDIA TELEGRAPH COMPANY S OFFICE, Nos. 23 & 25 Nassau Street, NEW YORK. Organized under special charter from the State of New York. CAPITAL $5,000,000 50,000 SHARES, SIOO EACH DIRECTORS. Hos. ANDREW G. CURTIN, Philadelphia. PAUL S. FORBES, of Russell A Co., China. FRED. BUTTERFrELD, of F Bu tterfield A C New York. ISAAC LIVERMORE, Treasurer Michigan Cen tral Railroad, Boston. ALEXANDER HOLLAND, Treasurer American Express Company, New York. Hon. JAMES NOXON, Syracuse, N. Y. O. H. PALMER, Treasurer Western Union Tele graph Company, New York. FLETCHER WESTRAY, of Westray, Gibbs A Ilardcastle, New York. NICHOLAS MICKLFS, New York. OFFICERS. A. G. CURTIN, President. N. MICKLES, Vice President GEORGE ELLIS (Cashier National Bank Com monwealth,) Treasurer. HON. A. K. McCLURE, Philadelphia, Solicitor. The Chinese Government having (through the Hon. Anson Burlingame) conceded to this Com pany the privilege of connecting the groat 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 miles at once, between the following ports, viz : Population. Canton 1,000,000 Macoa 60,000 Hong-Kong 250.000 Swatow 200,000 Arnoy 250,000 Foo-Chow 1,250,000 Wan-Chu 300,000 Nicgpo 400,000 Hang Chean 1,200,000 Shanghai 1,000,000 Total 5.910,000 These ports have a foreign commerce of $900,- 000.000. 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 nications of the Government, of business, and of social life especially in China. She has no postal system, and her enly means nowofcommuuicating information is by couriers on land, and by steam ers on water. The M'estem M'orld knows that China is a very large country, in the main densely peopled; but few yet realize that she contains more than a third of the human race. The latest returns made to her central authorities for taxing purposes by the local magistrate make her population Four hun dred and Fourteen millions, and this is more likely to be under than over the actual aggregate. Nearly all of these, who are over ten years old, not only can but do read and write. Her civili zation is peculiar, but ber 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 proflered facili ty for procuring early information. It is observed in California that the Chinese make great use of the telegraph, though it there transmits messages in English alone, fo-day great numbers of Beet steamers are owned by Chinese merchauts, and used by them exclusively for the transmission of early intelligence. If the telegraph we propose connecting all their great seaports, were now in existence, it is believed that its business would pay the cost within the first two years of its suc cessful operation, and would steadily increase thereafter No enterprise commends itself as in a greater degree renuinerative to capitalists, and to our whole people. It is of vast national importance commercially, politically and evangelically. LTThe stock of this Company has been un qualifiedly recommended to capitalists and busi ness men, as a desirable investment by editorial articles in the New York Herald, Tribune, World, Times, Post, Express, Independent, and in the Philadelphia North American, Press, lsdger, Inquirer, Age, Bulletin and Telegraph. Shares of this company, to a limited number, may be obtained at SSO each, $lO payable down, sls on the Ist of November, and $25 payable in monthly instalments of $2 50 each, commencing December 1, 1868, on application to DREXEL & CO., 31 .South Third Street, PHILADELPHIA Shares can be obtained in Bedford by applica tion to Reed A Schell, Bankers, who are author ized to receive subscriptions, and can give all ne cessary information on the subject. sept2syl combine style M'ith neatness of fit. And moderate prices vith the best workmanship JONES' ONE PRICE CLOTHING HOUSE 604 MARKET STREET, GEO W. NIEMANN. PHILADELPHIA. [sepll,'6S,yl ] fjAVE YOUR TIME and MONEY by going to O. R. Oster & Co. for cheap stockings, and bo convinced that the assertion of one man selling 104 per cent, cheaper than an other is simply nonsenao. Ladies' cotton hose at JO, 12,15, 20 cts. and upwards n2sml Ibe Ifeifflril Oteette. DEMOCRATIC PLATFORM. 1. That the federal government is limited in power to the grants contain ed in the Federal Constitution; that the exercise of doubtful constitutional powers is dangerous to the stability of the government and the safety of the people, and the democratic party will never consent that the State of Penn sylvania shall surrender her great right of local self-government. 2. That the attempted latifieation of the proposed fifteenth amendrneut to the Federal Constitution by the radi cal members of the last legislature, and their refusal to submit the same to a vote of the people, was a deliberate breach of their official duty and an outrage upon every citizen of the State, and the resolution making such ratifi cation should be promptly repealed and the amendment submitted to the people at the polls for acceptance or re jection. 3. That the Democratic party of Pennsylvania is opposed to conferring upon the negro the right to vote, and we do emphatically deny that there is any right or power in Congress or elsewhere to impose negro suffrage up on the people of this State in opposi tion to their will. 1. That reform in the administration of the federal and State governments, and in the management of their finan cial affairs is imperatively demanded. 5. That the movements now being made for the amelioration of the con dition of the laboring man has our most cordial co-operation. G. That the legislation of the late re publican Congress "outside of the Con stitution," the disregard of the major ity therein of the will of the people and sanctity of the ballot box, in the exclu sion from their seats in Congress of representatives clearly elected, the establishment of military governments in States in the Union and the o verthrow of all civil governments therein, are acts of tyranny and usur pation that tend directly to the de struction of all republican government and the creation of the worst forms of despotism. 7. That our soldiers and sailors, who carried the fiag of our country to victo ry must be gratefully remembered, and all the guaranties given in their favor must be faithfully carried into execution. 8. Equal rights and protection for naturalized and native-born citizens at home and abroad ; the assertion of American nationality which shall command the respect of foreign pow ers and furnish an example an encour agement to people struggling for na tional integrity, constitutional liberty and individual rights. 9. That the present internal revenue and taxing system of the general gov ernment is grossly unjust, and means ought at once to be adopted to cause a modification thereof. The report was acccepted and unani mously adopted. NEVER TRAVELED.— A story is told of an old lady who lived near Roches ter, who had never seen or traveled on a railroad. Wanting to goon a visit to a small town a short distance from the city, she thought she would try one of the pesky things. She went to the ticket office, carrying her reti cule on one arm and an old-fashioned rocking chair on the other. She bought her ticket, walked out on the platform, put down her rocking chair, sat down in it, took out her knitting, and went to wot k diligently. Steadily she rocked and worked, trains coining in or leaving as the car time came a round. The old lady madenoattempt to get on the cars, but kept knitting. The day drew to a close, and night came on. The last train was about starting, when the depot master went up and asked her if she was going out. "Yes, sir," replied the lady. "Hadn't you better go on broad and secure a seat ?" said the depot master. "Thank you, sir, I'm very comfor table," replied the elderly dame. The train left. The master came a round again. " Madam, I shall have to disturb you; it is getting late; the trains have all left, and we must close the depot. Shall I send you to a hotel ?" "Well!" exclaimed the old lady, dropping her knitting and holding up her hands, "ain't the thing going to move? Here I brought my chair from home so as to have a seat, on which some pesky man could't squeeze him self. I've set here all day wait in' for the thing to go, and here I've had all my trouble for nothing. I thought it was a long time moving. I declare that these hero railroads is the big gest nuisance and humbug as ever was!" and the old lady, with bag on one arm and rocking chair on the oth er, gave a toss of her head and march ed off in high indignation. A traveler in Pennsylvania last summer asked his landlord if he had any cases of sunstroke in that town. "No, sir," said the landlord, "If a man gets drunk here we say he is drunk, and never call it by any other name." A lady was urged by her friends to marry a widower, and as an argu ment they spoke of his two beautiful children. "Children," replied the la dy, "are like toothpicks. A person wants her own." On account of its roasting propensi ties the Chicago Times thinks the Erie railroad should be known us the Erie gridiron. An Austrian editor has been fined for telling lies about Andrew Johnson. What would become of all the radical editors if that was the rule in this country. BEDFORD, PA., THURSDAY MORNING, AUGUST 12, 1869. JfONII, JEMIMA. AND THE WOLVES. Josh Staver loved Jemima Pineap ple. Loved her, did I say ? Love was no name for it. Whenever he saw her, his heart bounded so violently that he was thrown to the ground. Cold chills would run all over him, as he expressed it, "from the sole of his head to the crown of his foot." Jemi ma M-as pretty to Josh; her hair, "red as the sea," large eyes, M'hich had the faculty of looking ways oppo site each other at the same time, and a nose M'hich looked as if it had been lengthened by the addition of several others. Now Josh had never escorted Jemi ma home, for she lived two miles from Fleasburg. She came to meetin' every Sabbath night, and would walk across the fields alone, not in the least afraid of the Mild beasts which at that time infested the country. But one night our hero resolved to bear the dasmal company, and accordingly prepared for his noctunral company. He got his grandfather's horse-pistol and loaded it to the muzzle, and thrust a large buthcher knife in his bosom, which didn't hurt him much, for it Mas the the bosom of his coat. A lantern com pleted his "fixings." The meeting closed, and Joshua, M'ith Jemima leaning on his arm, like I a large gourd hanging from a tail vine, set out for the Pineapple mansion. "We are in the M'oods, now, Jemi ma," suid Josh, as he assisted hsi partner over the fence of the last field, "and now comes the tug of M'ar. I'll bet a dime that these woods are full of M'olves." "I think they will not attack us; but if they do, oh, Joshua, on thy arm I will recline, and breathe my life out SM'eetly there." And she gave such a sigh that Josh started, thinking it the half-smothered growl of a bear. "What is the matter, Josh?" "Oh, nothing." And gaining new courage at the sound of Jemima's voice, he squeezed her arm till she nearly screamed aloud. Suddenly a cry echoed through the woods. "Wolves!" shouted Josh. "Bears !" re-echoed his partner. "Come, Jemima, let us git." And they got. Through the woods they went, Josh really dragging Jemima along. The foe Mas approaching, the couple could hear his footsteps in the leaves, for they had wandered from the path. "Josh, I can't go any further; we must'tree it,'" said Jemima, as she paused for breath. "By gosh, M'e must. Here is a tree with limbs nigh hanging on the ground. Climb it, Jemima! Here I go. Gods ! If the animal climbs the tree, what then ?" and with a bound the terrified Josh climbed up the tree, leaving Jemima to follow him or be devoured by the terrible pursuer a few feet in their wake. But Jemima M'as an old climber, and was soon beside Josh, who sat perched on one of the highest branches of the tree. "Listen Jemima, here the horrible thing gnawing at the tree. It's M'olves, surer'n shootin. They will gnaw the tree doM'n in half an hour." "I fear so, Joshua." "But hold, Jemima, I've got a pis tol !" said our hero, thinking for the first time that night of his weapon, pointed it down through the branches were their pursuer was pawing among the leaves, and fired. It M'as a destruc tive shot, and Josh went springing through the air like greased lightning. He had loaded his pistol so heavily that it kicked him from his perch into the jaMS of the animal" below. But fortunately he alighted on his feet, and in an instant he Mas again in the tree, hatless, his red locks catching in the branches, M'hich cruelly tore them from his head. "I was a durned fool, Jemima, to have loaded that pistol so heavily, and it kicked me right into the wolves' mouths; hut thank Moses, I escaped. Just feel my head." Jemima placed her hand upon Josh's cranium, and withdrew it, wet with gore. "That is my blood shed for you, Jemi ma, and 1 am willing to shed more, dogoned if I ain't." "Can the wolves climb?" "Climb like rabbits, Jemima; and every minute I am looking to see them come up here. Ido believe my shot killed half a dozen of them. Listen at them gnaM'ing. If we could only keep them gnaM'ing at something else be side the tree till daylight, we M'ould be safe." "May be they are like bears, Joshua; they will eat anything you throM' at them." "Well, I'll try them ; so first here goes my boots," and taking off his fine Ixtots, Josh groped his M'ay out on a limb. "Farewell, dear boots, bran new ones, cost eight dollars this blessed morning. Farewell, I sacrifice you to Jemima," and the splendid boots were soon gone. For a M'hile the animal ceased gnaM'- ing the tree, and gnawed the boots, Josh cursing inwardly the while. At last the gnawing re-commenced.— "Blast him! he ain't satisfied with eight dollars worth of leather, so I'll have to give him seventeen dollars worth of cloth," and away went his coat; it M*as soon afterward followed by his vest and stockings, and Josh declared his "unmentionable" raiment would follow the rest, at which de claration Jemima blushed, and said : "Oh! Joshua." "Blast if I don't, Jemima." He spoke determinedly and Mould no doubt make his M'ord good. But the vest satisfied the animal be neath the tree, and a few hours later, morning daM'ned. The lovers, for such they were now, descended from the tree, when lo! to their astonish- ment they beheld Jemima's pet calf which followed them, and not the wolves. The gnawing they heard, was the harmless animal chewing at tome undergrowth which lay plentifully a round. Josh's eyes filled with tears as he looked around. There lay his boots, butin asomewhatdamaged condition here the coat and vest partly chewed up. They said nothing, but proceeded to the Pineapple mansion, where they told a doleful story about being treed by wolves; how Joshua had sacrificed his clothes to save their lives; how he had slaughtered forty of the ravenous animals, Ac., Ac. Old Pineapple said such bravery and devotion should not go unrewarded, and placing Jemima's hand in Josh's, told him to take her as his mate. They were married, and now live in a little hut with one room and a garret, near Fleasburg, now a flourishing "burg" oa Turtle creek. N. B.—Jemima's pet calf was nev er seen after the night it treed the de voted couple. We rather guess it wasn't. [From the El Paso (IB.) Journal.J ONSLAUGHT ON A UOUNTKV ED ITOR IN ILLINOIS; HE HAS A DKOLO.YOLD DERATE ON THE WOMAN QUESTION. I was sittin' in my office, speculatin' in my own mind whether on the whole it wouldn't be best for me to give myself away for the benefit of my family, when there comes a knock at the door. There, says I, is some one anxious to subscribe, for the the El PASO Journal, so I uttered in a loud voice, "Come in." She was dressed in a pair of store boots and an iron grey set of spectacle?, and she walked up to me with majes ty in her mein. I knew who it was the minute I set my eyes on her. It was a woman. I gracefully arose and said. "How are you maam, was you wishin' to sub scribe to the El Paso Journal ?" at the same time dippin' my pen in the ink and openin' my subscription hook. This alwuz gets 'em. It looks like biziness. I didn't get her. She fixed her glassy eyes on me and said: "Young man, are yew an advo cate for the holy caws of woman's rights?" "No maam," said I, "I aui a Pres byterian." "Air you," site said, "prepared to embark with us over the see with e qual suffrage?" "Maam," said I, "I haint got no ob jection takin' a sail with you provided the boat ain't leaky and you'll do the rowin'." A smile perused her features for a ; moment and then she said, "I'm wil lin' to suffer for the caws." "Yes," said I, in a polite and soften in' manner. "It'll only cost two dol lars, and we'll send it to any address for an entire year." "Hev you a wife?" she asked. "I hev," said I, wonderin' what she was comin' at. "So that you see I couldn't marry you ef I wanted to ever so mnch." I threw litis in as a a soother. "Air you willin' that she should share with you the burdens and trials of life?" "I ain't noways perticklar, said I, "an' I'll let Iter shoulder the whole of em ef she has a hankerin' that way ?" "Wood yew consent that site should go to the poles?" said she. "She am go where she pleases," said I, "She ginerally does." "Yew air a hole souled man" said she and throwin' Iter arms around my neck laft wildly. "Git out," said I, "what air you up to? I ain't one of them men. Stop!" After much labor I succeeded in un loosening her hold and sit her down on a chair. I judged from her con duct that she stood in need of a few moral observations. "You air an impulsive femail," said I, " Yoor nature is at once spontaneous an' out-breakin.' You need a pair of martingals. Consider what would be yoor state ef a man's wife mas to catch you huggin' him in this style." She wiped her face with her dress. I forgot to mention this fact in speak in' of her spectacles. "I am a worker in the caws of Wo men's Rights." "Yes," said I, "you air. You ought to be ashamed of yourself. I should judge you were one of the lobby wo men that the Chicago Tribune corres pondent tells of. But you can't come nefarious arts over me. I am sealed against 'em" "I should be pleased," she said "to go arm in arm with you to the poles." "No you don't," said 1, in alarm; "not ef I have anything to say in the matter. I won't go with yoo—not a single darned pole." "Young man," said she, "hast thou children ?" "I hev," said I, "seven of'em. Can you show as good a record ?" "Would you," said she, "have your girls grow up and he married to base, sordid men Mho would take away their political rites ar.d allow 'em no franchises ?" "Parn the franchises," says I, in a rage, "they are the tilings that women put on behind to give them the Gre cian bend. Ef my daughters ever go to wearin' 'em—" "No, no," said she, they are pan nier." "Well" said I, "panniers or fran chises whatever you call 'cm, I am op posed to 'em. They are unnatural and humty. They degrade the human form into the likeness of a cam. 1 and bring lovely women doM'n on all fours like a eat." "Then said she, "come with ine, and we will emancipate women from the slavery of dress." "No," said I M-ith severity, "I have no M'ish to take the close aM ay trom any woman. Wimrnin without cloie would be a sad spectacle, particularly in M'inter, when the howling blasts prevail. Who are you, anyway?" I asked my visitor. "I am a pilgrim," she said, "I belong to the Atjilator, a noospaper devoted to the caws of femail suffrage in Chica go-" "Well,"said I,calmly, "thewimrnin in Chicago need something of this sort. Where them that are married never no on goln' to bed at night but what on M'ukin' up in the inornin' that they may be divorced, and them that ain't married spend their time in bet tin' how many times they can be mar ried and divorced within a month. The wimrnin of Chicago need agitatin' powerfully. Keep a stirrin' on 'em up, if you please. The more you agitate the better for 'em." With these words I arose, and tellin' her to set still with my return, I stole softlydown stairs. I have not been back since. What will be the effect of leav in' a femail agitator sittin' in my seat the whole of this time, I know not, but if she M'aits until I go back her pa tience will be of cast iron. LOAFERS AND LABORERS. The United States Government owes its protection to those M'ho labor. Yet it protects only loafers. Ala borer is one M'ho labors. A man or wo man who is busy doing something for self-support and the benefit of oth ers. The poor woman with her nee dle-pricked fingers and eyes red from over-work is a laborer, and she pro tects the Government. The needle she uses, the light she SCM'S by, the thread she seM's with, the room she lives in, the money she earns, is taxed. The poor woman in the country M'ho milks, washes, cooks, irons, sweeps, scrubs, makes and mends—working like a slave from day to day—is help ing protect the Government. She toils to help pay taxes—she groM's old pre maturely—her girlish beauty is sweat out—her agile form groM's stiff and awkward, for her life is one of labor. She works to protect the Government. A man folloM*s the ploM'- the har row—the seed-drill—the reaper and mower. He swings the ax, with stur dy arm, throwing enterprise into the M'ilderness. He drills the roek, digs into mountains, explores rivers, labors in mines, pioneers his way to the West and to wealth. He drives a j stage, SM'ings a sledge, shoes a horse, | makes a coat, paints a picture, prints a a paper, invents aud makes machinery, builds a house, lays out a toM'n, erects a churcn, a school, or block of stores; picks rags, carries bundles, blacks j boots, sets type, preaches sermons,am ; putates limbs, pulls teeth, paves | streets, raises cattle, makes railroads, | carries a musket, pays taxes. He lives by the labor of his hands or his brains. He is a M'orkingman, aid ing to make the country great, paying taxes—/or irhat f To protect the Government. To protect loafers. To protect bondholders who pay no taxes. He protects the Government—the Government robs the M'orkingman to to protect the loafer. Who is the M'orkingman ? A man who works with hand and brain to live by his own labor. Who is the loafer. Any man who lives other than by labor, M'ho shirks honest toil of brain or muscle, and fastens himself like a leech to the earning of others. The ' bondholder is a loafer. He lives on in terest stolen from theieople. lie lives on the losses of others. lie is as much a loafer as the seedy dead-beat M'ho stands in saloons M aitir.g for others to ask him to drink. He is a robber, for he takes that lie has not earned. He is a shirk, for he throws the bur densof life on the shoulders of others. He is a coward, for he runs behind the law M'ith his stolen plunder, asks for protection, and from his retreat reaches out to rob the M'orkingman of his earnings, and M'ith long, crooked claws reaches into the M'ombof the fu ture to rob the unborn. lie is a drone, for he adds nothing to the revenue, builds no houses, makes no cities, improves no lands, nor ben efits the world. lie is a tyrant, for he ride 9 rough shod over labor, and snatches from the poor the tax on tea, coffee, cloths, fur niture, bread, medicines, shrouds, and coftins—everything to make up the gold he calls for and receives as inter est on his untaxed bonds. The workingman Is our friend and we would see him protected. The loafer is our enemy. The loafer is a bondholder—the bondholder is a loafer M'ho is protected by the Govern ment, and M'o depise him, and the rot ten laws which protect him at the ex pense of labor. We like honest men. We hate thieves. The man who robs of others is a thief. The bondholder robs other. Where in GOD'S law is it given in charge for us to toll to benefit others M'ho M'ill not work ? And why should we rob our homes— our loved ones— our children—to enrich that cowardly arlstt e.-acy that h is by its own laM's ex empted itself from taxation?—7Yiw eroy's Democrat, A Missouri lady hung herself because her husband went to California. There arc n good many willing to do that same tiling because their husbands won't go to California—or somewhere. The Radical press of Virginia call colored men "niggers" since the elec tion. That's a mild retaliation upon the colored gentlemen for so thoroughly thrashing the Radicals. VOL 65.-WHOLE No. 5,502. A NI KAStiE METAMOKFHOKIK. The Terre Hauti (Ind.) Journal tolls this highly veracious story : A few nights since the residence of a prominent citizen was entered by a burglar, and some valuable jewelry and other property stolen and carried away. But before leaving the house, it appears he paid a visit to nearly ev ery apartment in it. Traces of him were found about and below stairs ; wherever, indeed, it was probable any valuables could be obtained. It so happened that one member of the fam ily belonged to that much abused and very excellent class of society called "old maids." She is a free-hearted, generous lady, intelligent and refined, and the only fear that her well-balanc ed mind had ever known, is the ap prehension that in some evil hour Satan will lure her affections into the keeping of that abomination of her mind, a man. The good lady prays every day that 110 such evil may befall her, and that she may live and die in maiden meditation fancy free. Now, whether the burglar knew this j>eeuli arity of the lady s mind or not, lie at I all events determined to play her a very practical joke. To this end he | carefully removed from the chair on which she had neatly folded and laid it, ail her wearing apparel, and sub stituted, from another room, a eom i plete suit of gentleman's clothes. Then taking off a huge pair of false whis kers, he carefully adjusted them to the face of the sleeping lady. Of course he could not wait to see the denoue ment, but that pleasure was reserved for the family the next morning. A wakeniugat an early hour, the good la dy proceeded to the mirror (an invaria ble practice with ladies) to enjoy a look • at her face. The first glance petrified her with horror. Was she indeed a man ? The latent superstition of her nature reviving, she imagined that Satan had been playing her a horrible revenge for her animosity to the male creation. She staggered to a chair, and, almost broken-hearted, concluded to dress and send for a barber. But now she noticed for the first time that her clothe:-, too, were gone, and a gen tleman's outfit was substituted in thei i stead. She was certain now that the metamorphosis was complete, and, resigning herself to the situation, tried to don the apparel. But having no experience in the adjustment of this new-fangled apparel, and habit being stronger than instinct, she found that every time she put the pantaloons ov er her head, she encountered an impe diment that defied all her efforts to overcome. In short, the pants would not go over her head. At last, in de spair, she rang for assistance, and, her maid appearing at the door, she cried i out: "Don't come in, Betty, for I'm a man now: but just please step in and ask brother if he usually puts his breech es on over head, or commences feet foremost." It is needless to say the message as tonished the household. It was some time before the lady would admit to her appartments any one of either sex, for fear she might make a mistake; but finally one more adventurous than the rest pushed open the door, and convinced the sorely tried maid that she had not forsaken her estate, but was yet one of the angels of earth. One night General was out on the line in Georgia, and observed a light on the mountain opposite.— Thinking it was a signal light of the enemy, ho remarked to his artillery of ficers that a hole could easily be put through it; whereupon the officer turning to the corporal in charge of the gun, said : "Corporal do you see that light?" 'Yes, sir.' 'Put a hole through it.' ordered the captain. The corporal sighted the gun, and when all was ready he looked up and said : 'Captain that's the moon.' 'Don't care for that,' was the cap tain's steady response; 'put a hole through it anyhow !' A gentleman was one day arranging music for a lady, to whom he was pay ing his attention. "Pray, Miss D.," said he, "what time do you prefer?" "Oh," she replied, carelessly, "any time will do—but the quicker the bet ter." A down-east girl being bantered one day by some of her female friends in regard to her lover who has the mis fortune to have but one leg, replied: "Pooh, I wouldn't have a man with two legs—they are too common !" A darkey gives the following reason why the colored race is superior to the white rtg'e. He reasons thusly:— "That all men are made of clay, and like the mearschaum pipe, they are mire valuable when highly colored." A young lady going into a barraek room at Fort George, saw an officer toasting a slice of bread upon the point of his sword ; on which she ex claimed: "I see you have got the staff of life upon the point of death !" ■ ■ A A New Jersey horse-thief has been sentenced to one hundred and fifty years' imprisonment. That is tin* first intimation that horse-stealing is con ducive to longevity. The successful laying of the French cable was duly celebrated and little Djxbury was, for a time, in a blaze of gtory. ________ Kansas claims to bo receiving 1000 new settlers a day. A shipment of California watermel ons has just been sent to New York. Florida plants sweet potatoes in the fall, and gathers them in the Spring.