The Altoona tribune. (Altoona, Pa.) 1856-19??, August 10, 1864, Image 1

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-AND— ■•■‘r
Barks, Roots & Leaves.
**DY. the great Indian mrnritfc
Ito satic us organs, such as Incoatian
•Rkmatipn of the Bladder, Inflatnation
B ,ln the Bladder, Stricture, Grata)
M it eWccially recommended in thrJl
(otWhites in himalet) where all the
pifthaTe tailed, i
a highly concentrated form, the doae
>two teaspooufuls three times per das
aitarbativein its action; purlfrhia
»d causing it to flow in all of iu one
;: .ttna T«jnn»iDj( from the ayatam dl
lah ham induced disease.
WriON is intended as an ally or. as
k»e Remedy, and should be need in
dmedicine in all cases of Oonortuea,
‘ Whites. Itseflefct are healing aooth*
tnaosing.all scajding, heat," chordae
the burning, and almost uuemlqrihle
eed with nearly all the cheap quack
skee Remedy and Cherokee Injection
at the same time—all improper dis
r and. the weakened organs are speedi
»w*nd strength. ; ,
onr pampelst from any drug
mr writ* to ns and we will mail foe
Ltfcatfo. - , . ■
|2per bottlo, or three hot-
$2 per bottle or three bottles
’ ;. • * \
a«y addroas on receipt of pric*.
»fi. W. R. MERWIN * «fc, .
, s Sele Propri'eton -
No. 59 Liberty tifraet, New Turk,
h. I
y V' ,
r Weaknen
“f "Ildeweeee cuoed byeelfpol-
Mempry.UnlTenelteeeilnde, Peine
'1 vUlon, Premature Old Age, Week
metklu, Trembling, Wakefalueee,
Pale Countenance, Inaanity. Ora-
Wrefnl Complaints caused by do
or nature.
iimde vegetable extract, and one on
It bee been used in our practice for
.bonwnil treated, Übae not felled in
curaßye powere have been sufficient
d most stubborn case.
tiHed with their constitution until
beyond tbe reach of medical aid, wo
the CHEROKEE CURE will re-
I vigar. and-alter all quack doctors
s get a Circular from any brag
ur wrtte the Proprietors, Who will
salting the same, a frill treatise In
or-tbree bdttUs for $6, and fbrwar
Waoftbe world,
la druggists everywhere.
’ fiK/W/R. MKRWIN 4 00.,
. ■-*, I Role Proprietors,
Ho. 4# Liberty Street, New Ycrk.
■ ansa rucrao m 1
'Xiatmuc Eitkactb, Cbnaianra
ots tothx nan Dtucin.
lip. Is the remit of modem dlscor
iiugdoa being so entirely new
»f core, irrespective of sll toe old;
n tasted by the mast eminent med
bv them pronounced to be one of
overie* of the nge.
moral Debility.
Series |ii Females,
tathm cf the heart.
» organs of regeneration..
tie* tor tores the manliness sod full
is appetite. -
i worst bases of Impotency.
low spirited.
oh|l power. s
rose to the cheek.
i to manly vigor sod robust health
m-dawn and despairing derotae ef
L yobth, the over-tasked man of
rerwos depression, the indivldaai
sblHty, or from weakness of a sin
nmedlats and oermlnent relief by
Essence of Idle. ;
time bottles for gi, and forwar
ptaf money,'toanyaddress,
rarjjwlMßjfc', • :
oe> W. JL MERTON * Co,
I. fit) Liberty Street, Nejr York.
x Preserver
rodtMM, M Ae huuremee if
rnkct qf Ou JfoatUjf Paitit.
thaarjioowroo* dlaeuir' IljU
, ter nporisgAbe imgol^dty
«ut Palofiil JlmMs
to* (Chloro«t».)
Spiaat Affeotlon*, pain* ia tha
r« Mj, OwrlneM, fatim «b
b ofth« Se«rt, LonieMfflasv*
ch«, Oiddintn, ate., etc. In *
agilUlity, tbaj remora ibatMM*
‘thataprtng from It - >
le-tabk Hints, they
' eoMtttbtlon, however ibltwti
MtHete strength fcr vMUUiMi.
,tSs»;n«T»r*ui to«o. ", *
i«t ur am an i at anrpirfad :
awMb, dnrtng WUdk.mPWi
Uioo *onW tnWlablj'jnjrjjU'
aradrioa wOlba jwamp'-
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VOL 9.
•JTTINGER & TUCK, Manufacturers
Pi Whomsle and Betoil d«ler« in RSwtymaulx
cSwoi woald respect folly tortte Uw nttontiouof the
to referwce totUeir.took,
Tr We manufacture our own good., Th«y
.n ih-onr own Store, in Philadelphia, under our immediate
,niU'rvUkmTand we fcnow they are well nmd. mni «n be
wArnDtAi ■ ■ 'i
X)UAL to the best,
.mlißßriir to too iargert quantity of Beady-made clotU
"SnS Cloths directly from the Importer, and
d»,%farturer., connqnenUy we save the per outage put
Clothing at a roaaonahle percentage
over the CO.t of onr Cloths, thetehy earing the pnrcbMera
of Clothing the percentage which muat be added byfhoee
who bur from second hand, to sell again. We »ota)lour
Clothing at the eame price which other merchautaPay
brSat wholemK consequently tbo.e who bayfrom
a. get their good, at the name price which other Clothier,
pay (hr their, lathe city, thereby Baring .aid Clothier.
p*r pillage.
W? hare branch Store* in
where goods msy be bed at the same flgnros at which we
sell them hero In the city. -u . aa..k>.
If any person has been told, or imagines, that »f“ts
Store; in Altoona, is “played out,’’let such I»r»on Irop
into his establishment, on Main Street, and examine bis
* Wholesale House. .So. 7t)2 Market Street. Philadelphia.
Dec. 2,1863.—tf.
new goods.
THE undersigned would respectfully in
form the citizens of Altoona and surrounding conn
irj, that he has just relumed from th<* East, where he has.
Own selecting bis stock of
which, for style; quality and price, cannot be surpassed in
thiii neck of country.• Ilie stock, is much larger than,
heretofore, and as it is quite aa object, iu these exciting
war times, for every om* to purchese where they can get
The Best Goods and at the Lowest Prices,
ho would say that lie can aud will sell as low, if pot a
little lower than any other house iu this place, lie wishes
*ll to call and see bis stock before purchasing elsewhere,
*• he feels confident he can offer inducements which will
defy competition, ilis stock consists of
LADIES' DRESS GOODS of even- description,
tuts AND CAPS, ,
He will sell Ladies Sewed, Heeled Bootees at $1.50@1.76
Kip Pegged 1.37@1.50
Mcu’ii Boots, 2»76@3,50
BALMORAL SKIRTS, very low. f
White and Brown Sugar, Rio Coffeee, Syrups, Teas, Ac.‘
»mi “Ver.vthing that is usually kypt in a Dry Goods Store,
*n<l a* cheap as the cheapest. J. A. BFRANKLE.
AUoooa, Oct. 7.1863. :
OK. E. H. RBI6ART would resppet
.fully announce to the,citizens of Altoona and! sur
rounding country, that lie Las recently purchased tbo
Drug store of Berlin k Co., on Virginia Street, opposite
frie*’Hardware Store.
His Drugs are Fresh aud Pure, !
and hi> hopes by strict attention to buslne&a, to morit a
share of public patronage. I
j and examine bis stock. Ue has eonstantly on band,
umt retry article tlyuUly kept in a Piret-dau Drug Star e
.lor medicinal nse. :
accurately .compounded, at all hbors of the day or night.
Altoona, Sept. SO, 1863.
1864. SPRING 1864.
1 take pleasure in issuing this iny Sprint
through whlchl would inform my friends
fhf fl 0 ® 1 '*"? tba ‘ I have Jn»t returned from
me Bait where I have purchased a freeh Stock of
hats and caps
«S2'.|i dflsses. 10 qMllty ’ COlor “" ,1 r,rice CBn -
I have.also bought an immense stock of
„ BOOTS and shoes,
the of Which are city make and will be guaran
iSfniJ 1 * fi**?*?? 1 !? * f LAdie *' **id Childrens' ShbU is
now offering
at^nt^ b ilf-| , !j 1 1 i I, *5 r “ t,Jr , beoefited h * Kivlng this their
4«t i^e^." 3 e ” m ' ne my rtOCk ’ a ' ™ “”<>■
JAMBS S. MANN, Main street,
Altoona, Pa.
KL 1
Charles j mannJ
nhSS d .“ c^ ption of Go>lB in W« line will be fur
u toiH.* 1 •*''*“ notice, and at low rates for caiih. -
HU*emainlttK (dock of DRY GOODS on hand will be
PtlCWU ° rder *•'"“***
i^ r^ n », n h :;; T e f Kri,,h ?odder j
JJgL OI » the Piano-Forte and Melodeun. by Him M.
BHMMAKKK. Slain, $lO per quarter.. No charge for
the na* of the lottrnment. Residence on Catherine Street,
Weat Altoona.,lB6t,-tf.
JUST Lot of Prime
OOARS-at 1
Jan, 13, ’«.] REIOARTB Srng Store.
* * <ImI Drake’s Plantation Bitten, at ~ |
JnjlV’fii] REIGAHT’S Brag Store.
, EN AND BOYS’ COATS, of every
XTji »tylo mkJ color, of good quality, »t
AjV of trnnke; Tqliaea and Carpal-Eaga. at _:
£. B. McCRUM, - - - - R. C. Z>£JWV,
Per aqnun, (payable invariably in advance,)....,- $1 50
All papers discontinued at the expiration of the time
paid lor.
1 insertion - 2 dq. 3 do.
Four lines or leas, $ 26 $ $ 60
One Squaib, (8 lines). . 60 76 100
Two “ (16 « .100 150 200
Three “ . (24 u 1 60 200 2 60
Over three weeks and teas than three mouths, 25
per square for each insertion.
Smooths. 6 month*. 1 yeaV.
Slrlincß or 1ean........*,..... $1 8V $8 00 $5OO
Onesquare 2 60 4- uo - T 00
Two i “ 400 600 - 1,0 00
Tliret* “ 5 00 8 00 12 00
Four : 6-00 10 00 14 00
Haifa column.. l r . 10 00 14 00 20 00
One column.. i 14 00 25 00 40 00
Admluiatraton and Executors Notices l 75
Merchants advertising by the year, three squares,
with liberty to change.,'. 10 00
Professional or Business Cards, not exceeding 8 lines
with paper, per year....,, 6 00
Ooraroonications of a pplitical character or individual
interest, will be charged according to-the above rates.
Advertisements not marked with tno number of inser
tions desired, will be continued till forbid and charged
According to the above |
Business notices five cents per line forevery Insertion.
Obituary notices exceeding ten lineup fifty contt s square
In summer a little heap of flowers,
In winter a Httle drift of snow.
And this is ail, through all the hoars.
Of the promises perished long ago.
So every heart has one dear grave,
Close hidden under its joys and care.
Till o’er it gusts of memory wave.
And leave the little headstone bare.
Jetact Minrttksg.
“So much gone | I might have known
how it would be !”-said Mr. Stirling, look
ing iip from the morning paper, with a
most unpleasant expression oh his face.
“What is gone? asked his wife.
“My money is gone,” answered Mr.
Sterling fretfully. ■
“ What money ?”
“ That money I was foolish though to
lend Mr. Granger.”
“ Why do you say that?”
“He’s dead,” replied Mr. Sterling,
Dead!” The wife’s voice was full of
surprise and pain. ; Sorrow overshadowed
her face.
“Yes, gone, andmy money with him.
Here’s a notice of his death' ■ 1 was sure
when I saw him go away that he’d never
come back except iu his coffin. Why will
doctors send their patients away to die ?”
“ Poor Mrs. Granger! Poor little or
phans !” sighed Mrs. Sterling. “ What
will they do »”
“As well without him as with him,
was the unfeeling answer of her husband,
who was only thinking of the three hun
dred dollars -he bad been over-persuaded
to loan the sick clergyman, in order that
he might go'South during the winter.—
“He’sbeen more t»f a burden than a sup
port to them 1 ' these atwo years.’.’
“Oh! Harvey!;'How can, you speak
so?” remonstrated' Mrs. Sterling. “A
kinder man in his family was never seen.
Poor Mrs. Granger ! She will be heart
broken.” 't
“Kindness ianheap and easily dispensed,’
coldly replied Mr. Sterling. “He would
have been of more .use to. his family if he
had clothed and fed them better. reckon
they can do without him. If I had my
three hundred dollars, I wouldn’t—”
But he checked fofsham—not for any
better feeling—the almost brutal words
hisbeart sent up to; bis tongue.
Not mgny. hundred yards from Mr.
Sterling’s handsome residence stood a small,
plain Cottage, with a garden in front
neatly laid Out in box-bordered walk, and
filled with shrubbefyr A honey suckle,
twined with a running rosebush, covered
the latticed portico, and looked in at the
chamber windows ; giving living beauty
and sweetness. The band ;of taste was
seen every where—'hot lavish, but discrim
inate taste. Two years before there was
not a happier home than this in all the
pleasant town of G-— Now the shadow
of death was upon it. *
Poor Mrs; Granger! Poor little or
phans! Well might Mrs. Sterling pity,
them. While her mercenary husband was
sighing over the loss of lliree hundred, dol
lars,She young»widow lay senseless with
her two little ones; weeping over in chil
dish terror. Themews of death found her
unprepared; Only a week before she had
■received a letter from Mr. Granger, in
i which he talked hopefully of his recovery.
|“I am stronger,’’ he said. “ I left home.”
l Three days after writing this letter there
; came a sudden change of temperature; he
ilook cold, which was followed by• conges
tion of the lungs'; and no medical skill
| was sufficient tor the case. His body was
' not sent home forinterment. When the
husband and fathett went away, two or three
months before, his loved ones looked upon
h» face for the hst time in this world.
§Wm §trttg-.'
Fold down its little;.baby hands—
This was a hope yon had of old ;
Fillet the brow with rosy bands,
And kiss its locks of shining gold,
| Somewhere within the reach of years
Another hope mqy came like this;
'But this poor baoe -te gone, in tears,
With thin white'|ipa, cold to thy kiss.
Love and honor make the hear* strong.
Mrs. Granger was a gentle, retiring wo
man. She had leaned upon her husband
very heavily; she had clung to him as a
vine. Those who knew her best felt most
anxious about her. “ She has no mental
stamina,” they said. “ She can not stand
But they were mistaken. As we have
just said, love and honor make the heart
strong. Only a week after Mr. Sterling
read the news of the young minister’s death
he received a note from the widow.
“My husband.” she said, “was.abte to
go South in hope of regaining his health
through your kindness. If he had lived,
the money you loaned him would have
been faithfully returned, for he was a
man of honor. Dying, he left that honor
in my keeping, and I. will sue that the
debts is paid. But you will have to he a
little patient with me.”
“All very fine,” muttered Mr. titer
ling, with a slightly curling lip. “I’ve
heard ot such things before. They sound
well. People will say of Mrs. Granger,
“ What a noble woman ! What fine sense
of honor she has!” But I _shall never
see the three hundred dollars I was fool
ish enough to lend her husband.” \
Very much to Sterling’s surprise and
not £i little to his pleasure, he discovered
three months afterward, he was mistaken'
in his estimate of Mrs. Granger. The
pale, sad, fragile, little woman brought
him the sum of twenty-five dollars. lie
did not see the tears in her eyes as he
displayed her husband’s note with his dear
familiar writing and made thereon with
considerable formality, an endorsement of
the sum paid. She would have given
many drops of her heart’s blood to have
been able to clutch that document from
Mr. Sterling’s hands. It seemed like a
blot on the dear lost one’s memory.
“ Katie Granger is the queerest little
girl I ever knew,” said Flora Temple to
her mother, on the evenitjg of the very
day on which this first payment was made.
Mr. Sterling heard the remark, and let
ting his ttyes drop from the newspaper he
was reading, -turned his ears to listen.
“ I ufiiik her, a very nice littje girl,”
replied her mother.
“So she is nice,” returned the child
“ but then she is so queer.”
“ What do you mean by queer ?”
il Oh she isn’t like the rest of us girls.
She said the oddest thing to day. 1 al
most laughed out, but I’m glad I didn’t.
Three of us, Katie, Lillie Bomfield, and
1, were walking round the square at re
cess time, when Uncle Hisam came along
and taking out three bright ten cent
pieces, he said, ‘‘Here’s a dime for each
of you girls, to buy sugar plums.” Lillie
and I screamed out, and starting away
for the candy shops in an instant but
Katie still with her share of the money
in her hand. “Come along” I criedf
She didn’t move, but looked strange and
serious. “ Arn’t you going to buy candy
with it?” I asked. Then she shook her
head gravely and put the dime in her
pocket, saying (I don’t think she meant
me to hear the words) —“ It’s for father’s
honor,” and leaving us, went to the back
school-room. What did she mean by that,
mothei? Oh she is so strange?”
‘‘ Her mother is very poor, you know,”
replied Mrs, Sterling, laying up Katie’s
singular remark to be pondered over.
“ Shq must be” said Flora, “for Katie’s
the same frock to school every day for
three months,”
Mr. Sterling, who didn’t let a single
word of the. conversation escape him, was
far from being as comfortable under the
prospect of getting back the money
he had loaned Mr. Granger, as he bad felt
an hour before. He understood the mean
ing of Katie’s remark. “It’sfor father’s
honor,” the truth dashing at once through
bis mind.
There was another period of three
months and then Mrs. Granger called
again on Mr. Sterling, and gave him
twenty five dollars more. The pale, thin
face made a stronger impression on him.
It troubled him to lift the money her
small fingers, in which the blue veins shone
through the transparent skin, had counted
out. He wished that she had sent the
money instead of calling. It was on Iris'
lips to remark, “Do not trouble or pinch
youreelf to pay faster than is convenient,
Mrs. Granger,” but cupidity- whispered
that she might take advantage of,his con
siderate kindness, so he4tept silent.
“No dear, it’s for father’s honor; I
can’t spend it.” , '
MrJ Sterling was passing a fruit shop
where two children were looking at the
window, when this sentence struck his
ears. "
“An apple won’t cost but a penny,
Katie ; and I want one _so badly,” an
swered the younger of the two children, a
little girl five years of age.
“ Come away, Maggie,” said the other,
drawing her sister away from the window.
“.Don’t look at them any more—don’t
think about them.”
“But I can’t help thinking, about them,
sister Katie,’’ pleaded the child.
ft was more than Mr. Sterling could
stand. Every want of his own children
was supplied. He bought fruit by the
[independent in everything.]
barrel. And heTe was a little child plea
ding for an apple, which cost only a cent I;
but the apple was denied, because the
penny must be saved to make good the
dead father’s honor. Who held that
honor in pledge? Who. took the sum
total of those pennies, saved in the self
denial of little children and added ■to his
already brimming coffers? A feeling of
shame burned the cheeks of Mr. Sterling.
“Here, little ones!” he called, as the
two children went slowly away from the
fruit shop window. He was touched.with
the sober look on the sweet young faces as
they turned at his invitation.
“ Come in, and I’ll get you some ap
ples,” he said. ! .
Katie held back, but Maggie drew out
her hand, eager to accept the offer, for she
was longing for the fruit.
“Come!” repeated Mi'- Sterling,speak
ing very kindly. *
THtchildren then followed him into the
shop, and he filled tfihir aprons with ap
ples and oranges. Their thankful eyes
aud happy faces were in his memory all
day. This was his reward, and it was
%weet. *
Three months more, and again Mr!
Sterling had a visit from the pale young
widow. This time she had only twenty
dollars, It was alt she had been able 16
save, sjie said; but she made no excuse,
and uttered no complaint., Mr Sterling
took the money and counted it over in a
hesitating way. The touch thereof was
pleasan f for he loved money. But the
vision of sober childfaces was before his
eyes, and the sound df pleading child
voices in his ears.
Through overtaxing toil, and the de
nial of herself and little ones, the poor
widow had gathered this small sum, and
was now paying it into his hands to make
good the honorable contract of her dead
husband. He hesitated, ruffling in a half
absent way the edge;? of a little pile of
bills that lay under his fingers. One
thing was clear to him ; He would never
take anything more from > the widow.—-
The balance of. the debt must be forgiven..
People would get tp understand the
widow’s case ; they would hear of her
children in order to |pay the husband’s
and father’s debt, in Order to keep pure
his honor ; and they ask naturally, who
was the exacting creditor ? This thougut
affected him unpleasantly.
Slowly, as one in ■ whose mind debate
still went on, Mr. Sterling took from his
desk a large pocket wok, and selected
from one of the compartments a note on
Which Mrs. Grangei; had now, made
three payments. For'Some moments he
held it in hia hands, looking at the face
thereof. He saw written down in clear
figures the sum of $3OO. Seventy of this
had been paid. If he gave up or destroyed
the slip of paper, he would lose two hun
dred and thirty dollars. It; was something
of a trial for one who loved money so
well, to come up squarely to this issue.—•
Something fell in between his eyes and
the note of hand. He did not see the
writing and figures of th« obligation but
a sad pleading little face, and with the
vision of this face came to his ears the
sentence ; ‘No, dear, it’s for father’s
honor.’ !
The debate in Mr. Stirling’s mind was
over. Taking up a- p<jn he wrote across
the face of Mr. Granger’s note the .word
“Cancelled,” and bandSHt to the widow.
“What does this mean ?” she asked,
looking bewildered.
“It means,’ said Mil. Sterling, “that I
hold no obligations against your husband.”
Some moments went by ere. Mrs.
Granger’s thoughts became clear enough
to comprehend it all. ; Then she replied
as she reached back the note.
“I thank you for your generous kind
ness, but he left his honor in my keeping
and I must maintain if spotless.”
“That you have already. done,”' an
swered Mr. Sterling, | speaking through
emotions that were new to him. “If is
as white as snow.” | x
Then he thrust back upon her ■ the
twenty dollars she just paid him.
“No, Mr. Sterling,” 1 , t£e widow said.
“It shall be as I wijll ?” was the re r
sponsc. “I would ratjber touch fire than
your money. Every dollar would burn
upon my conscience lllfe living coals.”
“But keep the last payment,” urged
the widow. “I shall tael better.”
“No, Madame ! Would you throw fire
upon my conscience 1 Your husband’s
honor never had a stain. All men knew
him to be pure and upright. When jGod
took him, He assumed his earthly debts,
and did not leave upon you the heavy
burden of their payment. But he left
upon you another anji most sacred obli
gation, which you have overlooked in
part.” ;
“What ?” asked the widow, in an al
most startled voice.
'/To minister to tjho wants of your
children ; whom you! have pinched; arid
denied in their tender years—giving their
meat to cancel an obligation which death
had paid. And you I have made me a
party in the wrong to them. “Ah,
Madam !” Mr. Stealing’s voice softened
very much, “if we.oquld all see right at
the right time, an 6 dio right at the right
time, how much of wrong and suffering
j might be saved ! I honor your, true
, hearted self-devotion : but I shall be no
| party to .its- continuance. As ft is, lam
i your debtor ip the sum of fifty dollars, and
j will repay it in .my own way add time.”
Under Providence, ' this circumstance
• was the means of breaking through the
1 hard crust of selfishness and/ cupidity
! which bad formed around his heart. He
was not only generous to the widow in
after years, ‘hut a doer of many deeds of
kindness and humanity’ to which he had
been in other times a stranger.
A IlAprv Device —The editor of the
Cleveland-Herald, formed one of a party
of four travelling oyer the Pennsylvania
Spilroad. At Altoona, in order to avoid
the tobacco spitting nuisance ofthe train,
the party endeavored to enter the ladies’
car, but were politely informed that they
could not be admitted unless ip company
with ladies. We will let the writer tell
his own story.- • •
“We, yielding to the ruling ap correct ;
just then a gentleman bearing a band-box
mounted the platform, and the ' key was
turned in the lock without a question.—
Through the window we saw the happy
result, of the innocent fraud, as the lucky
passenger handed over the bandbox to a
lady, with laughing thanks at the complete
success of this happy expedient. Upon
that hint one of the number spoke'through
the window, and out was handed the
potent bandbox. Its second appearance
at the door worked a like result, an«l>the
same experiment with the box three times
successfully, gained entrance, unques
tioned. The fourth man, and the one
who had at first been repulsed, now, with
a faint hope of success, bore the magic
box to the car door, but the Cercbus of,
the chi - remembered faces, and for a
moment hesitated, but as the bandbox was
raised to bis vision, stepped, aside, and
with, beg your pardon, sir, I did not scc t
your bandbox, opened the car, and the
triumph was complete. That bandbox
power won over at least four friends to
that abused article, who hereafter will
not be found among its scoffers.”
The Drcjsskakij’s Son.— ‘‘Mother, this
bread |s very hard. Why dont we have
cake ajnd nice things, as we used to when
we lived in the great house ? Oh, that
was such a great house, mamma, antf I did
love to live there so. You made sweet
music there, marnnjia, with your fingers
when Pa would sing. Pa used to laugh
then and "take me on his knee, and say I
was his own dear boy. What makes Pa
sick, Ma ? I wish he wasn’t sick—for it
makes me afraid when he stamps on the
floor, and says so loud, “George go pff to
bed!” say, when will he get welland take
me on his knee and love me as he used
to ? But Ma, there is a tear 8i your eye
—let me wipe it. There another comes ;
oh —another ! Did I make you* cry
these tears, mamma 1” “Hush, little in
nocent,- you can not stop yoiir mother’s
tears ; for they are the overflowings of a
fountain,- filled . with blighted hppes,
anguish and misery, she cannot tell yon
when your father will love, for alas, he is
a drunkard.”
I heard a beautiful boy, scarcely four
years old, lisping this to his mother ; «nd
I pitied him to my inmost soul. His
father was once rich and happy, and
nearly idolized his little son ; but in an
evil hour he began to sip the intoxicating
cup —the habit had grown upon him until
the peace of his family was destroyed, and
he a tyrant. The beautiful house in
which they had lived, was now exchanged
for a miserable cottage in the suburbs of
tbe city ; and little George doomed to be
the companion of the idle and vicious.
Legal Gift.- —lf a man would, according
to law, give to another an orange, instead
of saying, “ I give you that orange,”
which one would think ought to be in legal
phraseology, “an absolute convey once of
■all right arid title therein,” the phrase would
run thus: “I give you, allandsingular, my
estate and interest, right, title and claim,
and the advantage, ot, in and to, that orange,
with all its appurtenances, its rind, skin,
juice, pulp, and pits, arid all my right and
advantages therein, with full power to cut,-
bite, taste, suck, squeeze, peal, and eat the
same, the same as though I had never had
•any interest whatever m said orange, its
rind, skin, pulp or seeds or juice aforesaid,
aiid to give the - same away, as fully and
effectually as-1, -the said John Jones, am
now do, and do convey to the
said Silas Supth the aforesaid rights and
privileges as I , have heretofore enjoyed
them, with ori without its rind, skin, juice
pulp or pits, of anything heretofore or
hereinafter or which may be
mentioned in ariy other deed or deeds, or
instruments, of ; what nature or kind soever
tbi the contrary jin anywise nbtwifstanding
witli much more of the same sort of stuff.
Such is tbe language of lawyers, and it is
gravely held: % the most learned men'
airiorig them, that by the omission of any
of these words, jthe right to the said orange
would not pass: to the personfor whose type
the same was intended- Ahem.
NO. 21.
Here is an incident of 1815 which the
English journals are relating; ;
On the morning of the memorablebattte
of \Vaterloo,Henneman had just handed
his master (Blucher) a lighted pipe, when
a cannon ball struck the ground close by
scattering earth and gravel in all directions
and causing the white charger on ! which
Blucher was mounted to spring aside—a
manoeuvre that broke the pipe into a thou
sand pieces before the owner had time even
to lift it to his lips.
“ Just keep a lighted pipe rehdyior me,
1 shall be* back in a few moments, after X
have driven away the rascally French
charts.” *
With these words Blocher gave the com
mand, “Forward, boy!’’ and off he gal
loped with his cavalry. Instead, however
of a chase of a few minutes, it was a rapid
march of nearly a whole hot summer 'day
as we all know from history.; After the
battle was over, Blucher rode'back with
Wellington to the place where hefiist got
a glimpse of thAcombatting armies, and
nearing the spot where Blucher had halted
in the morning, they saw to their surprise
a solitary man, his head tied with a hand
kerchief,, one arm iu a sling, aind calmly
smoking a pipe!
“ Donner and Blitz!” cried Blucher,
why, that is ray HenUemao.. How you
look, boy; what are you doing alone 1 ”
, “Waiting for your speedy return;” was
the grumbling answer. “ You have come
at last! I have, waited for you here, pipe
in mouth, for the whole long day. Thiate
the last pipe in the box. The cursed Fretfsh
have shot away every pipe from my mouth,
have ripped the flesh from ray head; and
shattered my arm with their deuced bullets.
It is well there is an end to. the battle, or
you would have been too late even for the
last pipe.” -
Saying which, be handed to Blucher (he
pipe, to enjoy the remaining fumes of the
\y eed. Wellington, who had listened , at
tentively to the conversation, here re
marked to Blucher, “You have just, ad
mired the unflinching bravery of my High
landers, what shall I say to this true and
devoted soul ?” “ But your Highlanders
Lad no. pipe to regale themselves with.”
Worth of a Soul.— ln the • town of
D , lived two farmers, named Jones
and Atwood. Their farms join j and, as
is often the case, a quarrel arose about a
certain side-hill line fence. The quarrel
resulted in a law-suit, in which neighbor
Jones, having (as Atwood claims) sworn
the most tremendous lies on trial, gained
the case. A short time after notice was
given out that there would be preaching
on a certain evening at the school house.
On the appointed evening the neighbors
assembled. The preacher, having finished
his discourse, from the text, “What ahull
a man give in exchange for his soul T”—
invited any one of those present, who wish
ed, to make a few remarks on Ae text.—
Brother Jones arose and commenced his
remarks by saying:
“ What shall a man give for i his- soul
How much is it worth! Can any man
here tell me how much a soul is worth V’ .
Before he could proceed further, neigh
bor Atwood jumped .up, and with finger
pointing to Brother Jones, said, iua shrill
piping voice, which pdhetrated every Con
ner of the room, “ t know what one man’s
soul is worth. It’s worth just one rod of hill
side P'
Dodging a Patrol— The Washington
Star tells about a soldier, who, in dodging
away from a patrol, hid himself in a res
taurant by jumping into a large box used
for steaming oysters. The lid closed with
a spring lock, and the disappointed patrol
went on his way. baffled. In a little
while the colored man attending the ap
paratus turned on a full head of steam in
order to prepare a mess for some! custo
mers. The soldier begin to grow uncom
fortably warm and kicked and yelled lus
tily for liberation until the frightened
negro ran aWay shouting that the debil .
was in the steamer.- Other employees
gathered round, and released the perspte
ring soldier, who bounded out with the
speed of a machine whose motive power
is steam.
.An Iscariot.— We, see it stated that
the carpenter of the Alabama, when be
saw the battle was lost; with the Keajqnige
drew his revolver and shot himself : "He
seems to have been a Yankee Copperhead
—as mean a specimen of the slimy reptile
as- ran be found anywhere. He was a
native of Massachusetts, and committed
suicide, as Iscariot did, as a partial
atonement for his treachery.—W«t». .
The assistant whom Blondin watt
wont to carry on his back acress the JSfi
agara was a Milanese, who, brrakihgddtni
in his afiairs, resolved to commit '
Blondid got him to bo his assistant in his
perilous feat by the following logic : f‘Jf
we go down, very good ; yonaredcownedt
according to your ihtention ; if yon attire,
safe on the other side, the fortune of both
of us is made.” The terrible, feat was
accomplished, and the twofneoda
since been inseparable companions.