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BELL.F4 - :FONT:E:P- --- :: - R -- EPUBLICAN
W, W. BROWN,
A. B. HUTCHISON, j EDITORS
The undersigned would
inform the citizens of Bellefonte and com
munity in general, that they continue to ac
commodate their friends at the Restaurant
North of the Diamond, 'opposite the Court
Oysters in every Style,
• Best Phila. Lager Beer,
.Porter, Ale and Sarsaparilla,
Pies, Cakes, Candies, &c. Also
TREE LUNCH EACH DAY.
Hours, 9 A. M. to 12 o'clock, M. Give us a
THE GEM RESTAURANT
MEALS AT ALL HOURS
THE undersigned avails himself of this
method of informing the citizens of Belle
fonte and vicinity, and the traveling com
munity in general, that he has opened a first
G .E' It RESTA•URANT,
in the basement of Rush i MeLaine's new
hotel near the Pa. R. R. Depot. 'He keeps
constantly on hand
Oysters in every style, Roast Chicken, Pork
Steak, Ham and Eggs, Fresh Fish, Veal
Cutlets, Cod Fish Bans,Baked Fish,
Roast TurkeY,Beefsteak Fried
Sausage, Mutton Chaps, Tea and
Coffee, Clam Chowder, Lombs Fries,
Fried Eels, and everything to suit the taste.
Feeling assured that general satisfaction
will be given, he invites 11 to pay •
him a visit.
t 7 i r ARMAN'S HOTEL
DAN'L GARMAN, Prcrp'r.
This long established and well known Ho
tel, situated on the southeast corner of the
Diamond, opposite the Court House, having
been purchased by the undersigned, he an.
nounces to the former patrons.o this estab.
lishment and to the traveling public goner.
a11y,., that he has thoroughly refitted his
house r and is prepared to render the most
satisfactory accommodation to all who may
- favor him with their patronage. No pains
will lactspared on his part to add to the con
- venience or comfort of -his gaests. All who
stop with lam will find
His TABI.g abundantly supplied with the
most sumptuous fare the market will afford,
done up in style; by the most experienced
His BAR will always contain-the choicest
His Sreamso is best in town, and will al
ways be attendedbythemest trustworthy and
Give him a call, one and all, and. he feels
confident that all will be satisfied with their
AN EXCELLENT LIVERY
is attached to this establishment, which
strangers from abroad will find greatly to
their advantage. ja6'69.ly.
- 144 ER' BAKERY.
The undersigned respect
fully invites the attention of the citizens of
Bellefinte and vicinity, to his
on Bishop Street, as the only place where
the best. quality of
MINCE MEAT, of our own
Manufacture. Ike best Noriolk Oysters by
the Can or Quart. Also cooked in all styles,
c) Fried in Crumbs, Fried in Butter, Fan
cy Roasts, Stewed Oysters, Scolloped Oys
ters, Oyster Pie and Clam Chowder.
A private room neatly furnished and car
peted, for ladies or social parties. A special
invitation is hereby extended to all.
ja13'69.1y. S. J. McDOWELL.
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and sell at $2.50 per copy.
LIBERAL INDUCEMENTS OFFERED
TO GOOD MEN TO SELL MACHINES.
THE WONDER OF THE AGE,
THE FARMERS PRIDE,
THE STUMP A GRUBBING MACHINE
It will do more work in one day than Ten
Men with grubbing hoes can possibly do,
and leaves no roots or stumps to sprout up
in the spring. After-grubbing with this Ma:
chine the farmer can cut his grain or grass
the first season with the Reaper or Mower.
It does its work effectually. Any person
or persons desirous of making money, will
do well to
Address, J. C., Boa 227,
[The Elk county paper and the Emporim
Independent, Cameron Co., Pa., will please
insert the above advertisoment six times, and
Bend bill to Bellefonte Republican.—Ed.]
E DWARD W. MILLER,
(Late of Yoneg, Moore ( C 0.,)
ISAAC P CHALFANT,
AUCTION JOBBERS IN ITOISEP,Y
GOODS, NOTIONS, &c.,
No. 57, NORTE! . THIRD ET., PHIVA
h2IFFLIN do CENTRE CO. Branch It. It
No. 1, leaves Lewistown at 7.20 a. m., and
arrives at Milroy 8.15 a. m.
No. 2, leaves Penn'a R. R. 11.15 a. tn.,. ar
rives at Milroy 12.15 p. m. •
No. 3, leaves Pen 'a R. R. 4.05 p. rn., ar
rives at Milroy 5.00.
No. 1. leaves Milroy 8.40 a. m., and arrives
at Penn'a. R. R. 9.40 a. m.
No. 2, leaves Milroy 1.15 p. m., and arrives
Penn'a. It. R. 2.10 p. m.
No. 3. leaves Milroy 5.07 p. m. and arrives
at Penn'a. R. R. 6.00 p. m.
HOY rik CO
Stage leaves Bellefonte every day (except
Sunday,) at 11 a. m., and arrives at Mil
r..y 4.30 p m.
Stage leaves Milroy every day (except Sun
day) at.5:30 p. m. and arrives at Belle
fonte 10.30 p. in.
Stage leaves Bellefonte for Pine Grove Mills
every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
mornings at 6 a. m.
Western mail closes at 4.00 p. in.
Lock Haven mail closes at 10.00 a. m.
PHILADELPHIA AND ERIE R. R
WINTER TIME TABLE
Through and direct route between Phil
adelphia, Baltimore; Harrisburg, Williams
port, and the
GREAT OIL REGION OF PENN'A.
ELEGANT SLEEPING CARS
On all night Trains.
On and after MONDAY, NOV: 23th 1863
the Trains on the Philadelphia and Erie
Rail Read will run as follows :
Mail Train leaves Philadelphia 10 45 p.m
4'4 " Lock Haven... 9 31 a. in
" " arr. at Erie 9 50 p. m
Erie Express leaves Phila. 11 50 a. in
" " Lock Haven:. 9 50 p. m
-" " arr. at Erie 10 00 a in
Elmira Mail leaves Philadelphia 8 00 a. m
" " " Lock Haven... 745 p. n
i• " arr. at Lock Haven 7 45
Mail Train leaves Erie . 10 t 5
" " " Lock Haven... 11 21 p. m
" arr. at Philadelphia.. 10 00 a. m
Erie Empress leaves Erie .6 25 p. m
" Lock liairen 6 10 a. in
Mail and Express connect with Oil Creek
and Allegheny River Rail Road. Baggage
ALFRED L. TYLER.,
p ENNSYLVANIA R AILROAD
BALD EAGLE VALLEY
TYRONE & CLEARFIELD BRANCHES,
OPENING OF TYRONE ct CLEARFIELD
BRANCH TO CLEARFIELD,
41 MILES NORTH OF TYRONE
On and after 'Monday. February Ist, 18fl9
two Passenger Trains will run daily (except
Siunda.ys) between Tyrone and Lock Haven,
and one Passenger Train between Tyrone
and Clearfield—as follows:
BALD EAGLE VALLEY.
Mail Leaves Leek Haven at....., ...2 20 p m
" ".....Mileaburg " 3 5.5 p m
" " Bellefonte " 412 p m
Arrire at Tyrotie at 6 05 p m
E. E. Express leaves L. Haven. at.. 10 20 a m
"...Milesburg "...11 43 a m
"...Bellefonte "...i1 55 a m
Arriree at Tyrone at 1 20 p m
Mail leaves Tyrone at
" "...Bellefonte at
" "...blilesburg at
Arrive at Lock Haven..
B. E. Express leaves Tyrone 7 00 p m
" . ...Bellefonte at.. S 50 p m
"...Winesburg at.. 9 05 p m
Arrives at Lock Haven at 10 30 p m
TYRONE AND CLEARFIELD
Clearfield Mail leaves Tyrone at.. 9 00 a m
" ".....oseeola at.. 10 40 a m
" "...Philipsburg-11 10 a m
Arri'e at Clearfield at 1 . 00 p m
Leaves Clearfield at
Arrive at Tyrone at 5 50 p m
`Passengers leaves Clearfield at 2 o'clock
p. m., Philipsburg at 3 D 5 p. m., Osceola at
4 15 p. m., arrive at Tyrone at 5 50 p. m.,
making connection with Cincinnati Express
East at 617 p. m., and with Mail West at
6 44p. m., on Main Line; also with Bald
Eagle Express, leaving Tyrone at 7 00 p. m,
arriving at Bellefonte at 8 45 p. in., at Lock
Haven at 10 30 p. m., connecting with Erie
Mail East on the Philadelphia and Erie road
at 11 21 p. m. arriving at Williamsport at
12 40 a. m.
Returning, passengers leaving Williams
port at 8 15 a m, on Erie Mail West, arrive
at Lock Haven at 9 31 a m, connecting with
Bald Eagle Express leaving Lock Haven at
10 20 a in, arriving at Bellefonte at 11 55 a
in, Snow Shoe City at 5 35 p in, and Tyrone
at 1 20 p m, connecting with Way Passen
ger Wesc at 1 40 p in, and Mail East at 3 31
p in, on Main Line.
Passengers leaving Lock Haven at 2 30 p
in, and Bellefonte at 4 12 p In, arrive at Ty
rone at 6 05 p in, connecting with Cincin
nati Express East 6 17 pm, and Mail West
at 6 44 p m, on Main Line.
Passengers leaving Tyrone on the Clear
field Mail or the Lock Haven Mail, connect
from the Day Express East and the Phil's.
Express West—and on the Bald Eagle Ex
press, connect irom the Cincinnati Express
East and Mail West.
GEO. C. WILKINS, Sup't.
EDWARD H. WILLIAMS,
prso , s CURE FOR CONSUMPTION.
That the Science of Medicine has reached
a period of its history, when it may ba said
that CONSUMPTION can be cured, is a.
most gratifying,although unlooked-for event.
PISO'S CURE FOR CONSUMTION,
is a justly celebrated medicine. It is pre
pared by Ilazelton & Co., Warren, Pa.
It is fur sale Wholesale and Retail.
HIRAM LUCAS 4E. BRO,
Howardville, Centre Cu. '•'v.
Agents for Centre county
HORSE FOR SALE.—Any person wish
ing to purchase a good driving or rid
ing horse, can be accommodated by calling
at this office. The horse is good and safe
The purchaser can have his choice of two, .
mare or horse. Also a good cow for sale.—
For particulars, call at the office of the
a 2 O'B9.tf " REPO BLIOAN."
4_ 20 p. in
arr. at Phila
.. 8 50 a m
.10 50 a m
.11 02 a m
12 30 pm
2 00 p in
T 55 p m
4 15 p m
"Let us See to it, that a Government of the People, for the People, and by the People; shall not Perish , from the Earth."-,-.[A. LINCOLN.]
FOR SUBSCRIPTION Sr. ADVERTISING
The "BELLEFONTE REPUBLICAN'
is published every WEDNESDAY IIORNINI3 .
in Bellefonte, Pa., by
'A. B. HUTCHISON Cc C 0.4
at the following rates:
One year (invariably in advance,) $2.00
Six M0nth5,....." • " $l.OO
Three Months,." " " 50
Single Copier.." • " " -05
It is Republican in - politics--devoted to
the Agricultural, Manufacturing and. Min
ing interests of Central Pennsylvania.
Papers discontinued to subscribers at the
expiration of their terms of subscription, at
the option of the publishers, unless other
wise agreed upon. .
Special notices inserted in our local col
nros at 20 cts. per line for each insertion,
unless otherwise agreed upon, by the month,
quarter or year. r• •
Editorial Notices in our local columns, 25
cts.-per line for each insertion.
Marriage or Death announcements pub
lished free of charge. Obituary notices pub
lished free, subject to revision and conden
sation by the Editors.
Professional or Business- Cards, not ex
ceeding 10 lines this type, $B.OO per annum.
Advertisements of 10 lines, or less,sl.oo
for one insertion, and 5 cts. per line for each
Advertisements by_the quarter, half-year
or year received, and liberal deductions
made in proportion to length of advertise
mcnt and length of time of insertion, as fol
One inch(or i O lines this type) l
Quarter column (or 5i inches)
Half column (or 11. inches)..... 1
One column (or 22 inches)..... I
All advertisements, whether displayed or
blank lines, measured by lines of this type.
All advertisements due aftir the first in
Job Work of every variety, such as Pos
ters, Bill-heads, Letter-heads,Cards, Checks,
Envelopes, Paper Books, Programmes,
Blanks, dm., Ike., executed in the best style
with promptness, and at the most reasona
Address all communications relating to
business of this office, to
A. B. HUTCHISON & CO.,
Bellefonte Masonic Lodge, No 268. A. Y. M,
meets on Tuesday evening of or beforethv
.Constans Commandery. No. 33, K. 'r.,
meets second Friday of each month.
I. 0. 0. F. Centre Lodge, No. 153, meets
every Thursday evening •at their Hall,
Bush's Arcade. - -
Forthe conferring of Degrees the Ist Sat
urday evening of each month.
For Degree of Rebecca, second Saturday of
I. 0. G. T.—This Lodge every Moncay .
evening. • ,
Bellefonte Church Directory.
Presbyterian church ,Spring St., services at
at 11. a. m., and 7 , 1 p. m; . No pastor
at present. This congregation are
now erecting a new church, in consequence
of which the re?:ular religious services will
be held in the Court House until further
Methodist Episcopal Church, High St., ser
vices Di a. m., and 7 p. in. Prayer
meeting on Thursday night. Rev. H .C.
St. John's Episcopal Church, High St., ser
vices at 10i a. m., and n p. in, Rev.
Byron McGann, pastor.
Lutheran Church. Liun St., services 10} a.
m , and p. m. Rev. J. A.Hackenberger,
Reformed Church, Linn St., no pastor at
Catholic Church, Bishop St; services
a. m.. and 3 p. Rev. T. McGovern,
United Brethren Church, High Street, west
side of creek; services----
African Al, B. Church, west side of creek ;
. services ai 11 a. 1:11., and 11 p. tn. Rev.
Isaac Pinsell, pastor.
Vice-President, prn tem.—Benj. F. Wade
Secretary of State—William H. Seward.
Secretaryof Treasury—Hugh McCullough
Secretary of War —J . M. Schofield.
Secretary of Navy—Gideon Wells.
Secretary of Interior—O. H. Browning.
Postmaster-Genera/—A. L. Randall.
Attorney Generai 7 -Wm. M. Evarts.
Governor—lno. W. Geary.
Sec'y of Commonwealth—Frank Jordan.
Deputy. Seeretary . of Commonwealth—lsaac
Auditor-General—John F. Hartranft.
Surveyor-General—Jacob M. Campbell.
Treasurer—W. W. Irwin.
Attorney- Generai—Benj. H. Brewster.
Dep'y- Ate!, General-3. W. M. Newlin.
Sup't of Com. Schools—J. P. Wickersham.
Sup't of Com. Schools—O.R.Cobnrn.
Sup't of Soldier's Orphan Schools—Geo,
President Judge—Charles A. Mayer
Aisociatea— William Allison,
Prothonotary—James H. Lipton.
Register &.Recorder-3. P. Gephart.
Sheriff—D. Z. Kline.
Dep'ty Sheriff—D. Woodring.
Diet. Att'y—H. Y. Stitzer. .
Treasurer—A. C. Geary.
Commissioners, I Wm. Furey,
Chief Burgees—E. M. Blanchard.
Aeret " Cwt. C. T. Fryberger
Chief of Police—Wm. Shortlidge.
" Wm. Felty.
" Amos Mullen.
" amide , Cook.
Town Council—Wm. P.,Wilson, Pres't
cc S. M. Irwin, Clerk.
cc Robert Valentine,
di A. S. Valentine,
sr Jas. H. McClure,
lc F. P. Green,
•' John Irwin, Jr..
Elias W. Hale,
it Jacob V. Thomas,
Geo. A. Bayard,
HigX Constable—James Green,
Borough Constabte—James Furey.
School Directors—John Hoffer, Preet.
se Geo. B. Weaver. Sec'y.
g( Wm: McClelland, Tre's
B. T. Shugart,
r. D. M. Butts,
WAGON HOBBS, spokes and felloes,
yy large and small,at
IRWIN k WILSON'S,
LAMPS, every variety and kind at
IRWIN ic WILSON'S
BELLEFONTE, PA., FEBRUARY 17, 1869.
• Attorney-at. Law, Ptelle-
Ante, Pa. - Office on High St. ja6'69.y
TAMES IL RANEM
fonte,!" Pa. Office in Armory building, 2nd
SAMUEL LINN. A. O..:SURST.
L INN & FURST, •
fonte, Pa. ja6'69.tf.
EDMUND BLANCHARD. EVAN.H. •BLANCHARD.
Edo E. M. BLANCHARD,
Allegheny St., Bellefonte, Pa. ja6'69.ly.
H It. IS ALLISTER. JAMES A. BEAVER.
MALLISTER t BEAVER,
Bellefonte Penn'a: ja6'B9.ly
-v v - W. BROWN,
Bellefonte, Penn's., will attend promptly
to all businese.entrustod to hie care
E. C. HUMES, Preet. J. P. HARRIS, Coder.
FIRST NATIONAL BANK
Of Bellefonte. Alle
gheny St., Bellefonte Pa.
JOHN H. ORVIS. CYRUS T. ALBXANDMR.
ORVIS & ALEXANDER.,
Bellefonte, Pa. Office in Conrad Rouse,
Allegheny St. ja6'69,ly.
URIAII STOVER, •
Licensed Antioneer, will
attend to all sales entrusted to his care.-
• Charges reasonable. Address, Uriah • Sto
nor, llouserville, Centre Co., Pa.
17 1 25
20 1 30
G EORGE F. HARRIS. M. D.,
Physician and Sur
geon; Pension Surgeon for Centre county,
will attend promptly to all professional
calls. Office on Hight Street N'rth Side.
.T . D. WINGATE. D. D. S.,
Dentist. Office on tho
corner of Spring and Bishop streets,Belle
fonte, Pa. At home, except the rst two
. weeks of each month. Teeth extracted
without pain. jaB'69.ly.
TAS. H. DOBBINS,
Physician and Stir
geon. Office up-stairs in J. H. McClure's
new Building, Bishop St., Bellefonte, Pa.
Will attend to all business in hie profes
sion, faithfully at all times, and all hours.
A B. HUTCHISON .b CO'S. -
Job Printing Of
fice, " Republican" Building, Bishop St.,
Bellefonte, Penn's. Every Description of
Plain and Fancy printing done in the
neatest manner, and at prices below city
B. G. nustx
B USH lc YOCUM,
fonte, Pa., will attend to all business en
trusted to them, with promptness. Office
on Northeast' Corner of the Diamond, in
Mrs. Irvin's stone building. jal3'69.y.
WILSON lc HUTCHISON, - '
Bellefonte, Pa. Collections, and all other
legal business in Centre and the adjoining
Counties, promptly attended to. OfEce in
Blanchard's - Law building,. Allegheny
B LAIR & STITZBR,
fonte, Pa-. Can be consulted in both the
English and German languages. Office
on the Diamond, next door to GarmanPe
BELLEFONTE MEAT MARKET
BISHOP STREET, BELLEFONTE PA.
The oldest Meat Market in Bellefonte.—
Choice meat of all kinds always on hand.
ja6'69.ly. B. V. •BLACK.
CENTRE CO. BANKING COMPANY.
its and allow Interest; Discount Notes;
Buy and Sell Government Securities, Gold
HENRY Baocrznanors., President.
J. D. SHI74ERT, Caehiev. jal3'69y.
lt yr S. GRAHAM,
IVI. Fashionable Barber, .in
Basement of the Conrad Hcuse Belle
fonte, Pa. The hest of Razors, sharp and
keen, always on hand. He guarantees a
Sneva without either pulling or pain.—
Perfumery, Hair Oils, Hair Restoratives,
Paper Collars, so., eonstantly on hand.
AARON R. PAUP. J. T. SALMONS. LEVI R PAUP.
PAAJP, SALMONS 4t. CO.,
Bricklayers, Bellefonte, Pa., adopt this
method of informing those wishing to
build that they will furnish Brick and lay
them, by the fob, or by the thousand.
Will set Heaters, and do all kinds of
work in their branch of Business.
T . H. TOLBERT, AUCTIONEER.
inform the citizens of. Nittany Valley in
particular, and the people of Centre coun
ty in general, that he has taken out a li
cense and holds himself in read iness to ory
Vendues, Auctions, or other sales at all
times, and at aliplaces with in the limits of
Centre and Clinton counties. Charges
W. RHONE, DENTIST,
Co., Pa., most respectfully informs the
public that he is prepared to execute any
description of work in his profession Sat
isfaction rendered, and rate , : as moderate
• as may be expected. Will be found in
his office during the week, commencing on
the first Monday of each month, and at
such other times as may be agreed upon.
INSURANCE—LIFE A FIRE.
Joseph A. Rankin of
this Borough, insures property for the fol
lowing Stook and Mutual companies, viz:
Lycoming Mutual, York Company, Pa.,
Insurance of North America, Enterprise,
and Girard of Phila., Pa., Home, of New
Haven, and any other reliable, company
desired. Also, Provident Life Company
of Phil'a., and other good Life Compa
SADDLERY, to suit the trade, at
. IRWIN & WILSON'S
SCREWS and Hinges of every variek; and
kind at IRWIN it WILSON'S.
A MMUNlTlON—Cartridges and other
ammunition at IRWIN dWILSON'S.
N AILS, all sizes and kinds, at
GLASS, all ,sizei and qua lilies, at
IRWIN Lt WILSON'S
CARPENTER TOOLS, of every deserip
tion st IRWIN- WILSON'S.
For The Republiaan.
Lines written on reading a Southern editor's
ac.count of his interview with THADDEI34
SrEvaws, in the Press of June 24th, '1867.
Take the Bonthernor'e report,
Written by nofriendly pen ;
Yet, bow calm, majestic seems
-- The old lion in his den I
"You would wage a bloody war;
And we met you, force to ferns.
Let the law you then invoked,
Fully, freely, take ite course!
"Preach 'the Constitution' now
Truly, you can change with ease!
Sue us in the court of Mars—
End the suit in Common Pleas !
"That's a dodge I never learnt,
-Though I am a lawyer old.
The laws of war and laws of peace '
"Are slightly different—l've been told!
" When you try that game again,
If you doubt who gains the day,
First, your counsel you'll retain
Then with cannon bang away 1
"If you conquer-in the field;
You will make the terms we know
If yon'ie thrash'd;as you deserve,
To the civil courts you'll go! .
" Well, perhaps your view is right,
And the Nation is a goose;
So that you forever can •
Safely play ns 'fast and loose'!
" But for one; I plainly say,
All the power that I can wield
'Gaiust foul traitors, such as you
Shall my bleeding country shield
Take the Southernor's report
• Written by no . friendly 'pen;
Yet, how oalm—majestio seems
The old lion in his den!
In the right, almost alone,
How by knaves and fools decried!
Yet how fell the Nation's tears,
Whee the mighty hero died I
Prom the Philadelphia Ledger.]
A few days ago, a gentleman adver
tised in this paper for a clerk, and re
quested applicants to address theirnotes
to him at the Ledger office. By the close
of the first day on which the advertise
ment appeared, there were four hundred
and eighteen applicants for the one clerk
ship. This afforded a most forcible il
luetration of the extent to which the pc
'cupition of Clerking and bookkeeping is
overstocked in this city. But a few
months previous, the head of a business
establishment, who wished some help in
the way of writing, but in which some
literary ability was required, advertised
for an assistant, at a moderate salary,
and having incidentally mentioned that
the position•might suit a lawyer or phy
sician not in good practice, got more
than a hundred applicati , tns, of which
fifty three were from young lawyers and
doctors. Here was an illustration of an
over supply of the professional or "gen
teel occupation'?" Another advertiser in
the Ledger, who wanted a person to take
charge of the editorial work of a weekly
paper, got fifty-seven applicationi, not
more than half a dozen of the applicants
being recognized newspaper writers; but
nearly all of them being clerks, book
keepers and professional men. Still
another advertised for two apprentices
in a wheelwright end smith-ebop, in one
of the semi-rural wards of the city, re
quiring applican Is to give their address
and age. He got three applications, but
in evesy case the applicant was too old,
two of them being over eighteen, and
one nearly twenty. Still another adver
tised for an office boy, about fourteen
years old, and had so many applicants
that his plaoe was crowded for more
than five hours, and the applicants were
of all ages, from mere children not more
than twelve years old to full grown men
GRO. H. YOCUM
These are not very cheerful or encour
aging signs. They are such, however,
as everyman and woman in Philadelphia
should give attention te. The present
generation of young men seem to have a
strong aversion to every kind of trade,
business, calling or occupation that re
quires manual labor, and equally strong
tendency towards some so-called "gen
tcel" employment. or profession. The
result is seen in such lamentable facts as
those above stated—a superabundance
of elegant penmen, book-keepers and
clerks of every kind who can get no em
ployment, and are wasting their lives in
the vain pursuit of what is not lobe had;
and a terrible overstock of lawyers with
out practice and doctors without patients-
The passion on the part of boys . and
young men to be clerks, office attendants,
messengers, anything, so that it is not
work of the kind that will make them
mechanics or tradesmen, is a deplorable
sight to those who have full opportuni
ties to see the distressing effects of it in
the struggle for such employments by
those unfortunates who have put it out
of their power to do anything else by ne-•
glecting to learn some permanent trade or
business in which trained skill can al
ways be turned to aecount. The appli
cations for clerkships and similar posi
tions in large establishments are numer
ous beyond anything that. would be
thought of those who have no chance to
witness it. Parents and relatives, as
well as the boys and young men them
selves, seem to be afflicted with thesame
infatuation. To all suoh we say, that
the most unwise advice you can give to
sour boy is to encourage him to be a
BY JAMES AIKEN.,
clerk or a book keeper. At the best,it is
not a well paid occupation. Very fre
quently it is moue the very poorest.—
This is the case when the clerk is fortu
nate enough to be employed; but if fie
should happen to be out of plane, then
comes the weary search, the fearful
struggle with the thousands of others
looking fcir placer!, the neverending dis
appointments, the hope deferred that
makes the heart sick, the strife with
poverty, the humiliations that take all
the manhood out of the poor souls, the
privations and Sufferings of those who
depend upon his earnings, and who have
no resource when he is earning nothing.
No father, no mother, no relative should
wish_to aee their boys or kindred wast
ing their young lives in striving after
the genteel positions that bring such
trials and privations upon them in after
How do these deplorably false notions
as to choice of occupation get into the
heads of boys ? Why do they or their pa
rents consider it more "genteel" or de
sirable to run errands, sweep offices,
make fires, copy letters ; &c:, than to make
hats or shoes, or lay bricks ; or wield the
saw or jack plane, or handle the machi
nist's file, or the blacksmith's hammer?
We have heard that some of them get
these notions at school. If this be true,
it is a sad perversion of the means of
education provided for our youth,which
are intended to make them useful as well
as intelligent members
. of society, Ft n d
not useless drags and drones. Should it
be so, that the present generation of
boys get it into their heads that, because
they have more.solioo-1 learning and book
aecomplishment than their fathers had,
they must, therefore, look down. upon
trades that r,equire skill and handicraft,
and whose productions make up the vast
mass of wealth of every country, then it
is time for the Controllers and the Di
rectors to have the interior walls of our
school houses covered with maxims and
mottoes warning them against the fatal
A Warning to Drinkers.
Sinks . drank too much, as all his
friends knew,but like many another wed
follow who drinks, it was hard to con
vince Jinks that be ought to let up-on it.
He boarded at ohe of the hotels, and
night after night he would remain until
past midnight at the saloon bar, "hist
ing" it in, rendering it necessary morn
ing after morning to have a cocktail
brought up from the saloon before he
could get out of bed, and then another
to brace him up for breakfast.
Finally the bar attendant who brought
up the. drinks, remonstrated with him
telling him that if he continued his course
muoh longer he would have the "Jim-
'The what ?" asked Jinks not exactly
"The man with the poker—get snakes
after you—see things—hare the trem
"Oh nonsense," said Jinks, "you can
not scare me. I have drank just so for
fifteen years. It never hurt me. A
cocktail or tw, in the morning and I'm
all right, always.
The man had more sympathy for a
man on the downward road of intemper
ance than most bar men have, and he
determined to give Jinks a fright. Ac
cordingly, the next morning, when the
well known ring from Jink's room was
heard, the bar-tender prepared a very
enticing gin cocktail, and placing it on
a waiter, surrounded it with sundry
toads,lizards, small snakes,&c. This he
conveyed to Jink' s room,where that in..
dividual..who had loaded himself with
"benzine" the night before rather more
heavily than usual, nervously awaited
"Morning," said Sinks,. stretching
out a hand that trembled some, "glad
to see you—devilish dry this morning—
whets them?" (starting back in horror.)
"Why, what do you mean?" . said the
man in innocent wonder.
"Why the toads, snakes, and things
around the tumbler ?" said Jinks,
shrinking to the back of the bed and
viewing the loathsome reptiles with
aversion and dismay.
"Why, Sinks, my man, there is noth
ing around the tumbler—nothing on the
waiter except the cocktail."
tell you there are. I see snakes /
toads end lizards there."
"Ah, Jinks, (with a sigh) I was afraid
how it would be. I told you yesterday
morning, don't you remember. You are
seeing things when there ain't things to
see. You've got 'em, sure.*
Jinks raises up in bed. "Do you
mean to tell said he, "that there
ain't no snakes and things there V'
"Most assuredly I do."
Jinks considered a moment, and then
lying down mid i in a sorrowful voice
and with a mild, repellent wave of the
hand, "take away your cocktail ?"
The story got out. Jinks found that
be was sold, but he quit drinking, for
every time he put his nose into a saloon,
where he used to "infest," some one
would sing out—"take away your cook
tail ?"—Cincinna ti Times.
An Eastern contemporary says : "It
is easy enough to find villagas in New
England where there are twenty admira
ble girls under 80 years of age, and not
one marriageable young man."
To ascertain the number of children in
a street—beat a drum. To ascertain the
number of loafers—start a dog fight.
Everbody is anxious to go to heaven?
but nobo.ly is in a burry about it.
Odds and Ends.
—An essay on man—a girl's attempt
40 capture a bean.
—Bourbon is a wonderful thing. It
makes a man fat, and, lean, too.
—Who is the shortest man mentioned
in the bible! Knee-high-rajah.
—"Birds in their nests agree,"becanse
they would fall out if they didn't.
—Why is a flaterer like a microscope?
Because he magnifies snrall things.
—A wag calls Grecian architecture
the "stoops" that ladies use at present.
—Coffee-pot Wallace is an aspirant for
,Democratic gubernatorial nominaz
—When is the book efnature studied ?
When autumn turns theleares and they
—Where is money first mentioned in
the bible? Where the dove brought the
green back to Noah.
—The "sugar vvedding,"ooeurring
thirty days-after a marriage, is the last
A Christmas goose, sent by a kind
friend to two prisoners in a Canada jail,
was stuffed with files and steel saws.
—Thieves lately stole the carpet from a
church near Cincinnati, and when it was
newly carpeted brought back the old and
stole the new one.
—The Troy Gazette says r 'There fe it
woman in Schuylkill county altnshouse
109 years old. She was born in Ireland
when quite young.
—A lady in New York offers to invest
$lO,OOO as a nucleus of a fund forprovi
ding for the illegitimate innocents who
are now generally murdered in the city.
—A girl up in Greene county, lowa,
having been jilted by a naughty fellow,
didn't aut. the fool and take poison, but
took a stick of wood and pelted him over
the head. •
—Creditors are like corns : they are al
ways reminding one where the shoe
pinches. The only way to get rid of
them is to cut them—and that won't pre
vent them coming again.
—The Senate will confirm no more of
Mr.'itohilson's noteinatitms, eteept in
the very few instances where the public
interests may require vacant offices to be
filled without delay.
—The following is Aunt Betsy's des
cription of her milk man: "He is the
meanest man in the world," she ex
claimed: "He skims his milk on the top,
then turns it over and skims it on the
bottom." • -
—The following is a favotile song
with ex-Confederates: .
"1 want to be a rebel,
And with the rebels stand—
Be amnestied by Andy,
And get back all my land."
Tun FALLEN SON.--Follow him home
now from the scene of his debauch. He
is an only son. On him the hopes of
the family are centered. Every nerve
has been strained to g ive him the choic
est education. Parents and sisters glo
ried in his talents and looked forward to
his future fame. Alas I 'already these
visions are less bright.
Enter now the family circle. Parents
surrounded by lovely daughters. Within
that circle reigns peace, virtue and re
finement. The evening has been spent
in animated conversation and the sweet
interchange of "affectionate endearment.
But there is one who used to Share all
this, who was the centre of that circle.
why is he not here t The hoUr of dive
d= has come, they kneel before their
Father and God. A voice that tided to
mingle in their praises is wanting. An
hour rolls away—another hour has gone.
Why has all cheerfulness gone t Why
do those parents start at every footstep?
The step of that son and brother is
heard. The door is opened—he staggers
in before them, and is stretched out at
their feet in all the loathsomeness of
A TRAVELER entered a tavern, and see
ing no one present but the landlord and
a negro, seated himself, and ontered into
conversation with the negro.- Shortly
afterwards he asked Sambo if he was
dry, Sambo said he was. Stranger told
him to step up to the bar and take some
thing at his expense. Negro did so and
soon Left. Landlord says to the stran
- "Are you acquainted with that nig
"No, never saw hita before; but why
do you ask ?"
"I supposed you were, from your con
versing with hit, and asking him to
take a drink."
"Oh," said the stranger, "I was only
experimenting. The fact is, I was dry
myself, and I thought that if your liquor
didn't kill the nigger in fifteen minutes,
I would venture to take a drink myself."
ELOQUENOE.-A certain political speak
er closed an address in behalf of his
party with the following extravigant pe
roration: " Build a worm fenee around
a winter's supply of summer weather;
skim the clouds frOta the sky with a tea
spoon; catch a thunderbolt in a bladder;
break a hurricane to harness; ground
sluice an earthquake; bake h-11 in an foe
house; lasso an avalanche; pin a diaper
on the crater of an active volcano; hive
all the stars in a nail keg; hang the ocean
on a grapevine to dry; put the sky to
soak in a gourd; unbuckle the belly band
of eternity, and paste 'to let' on the sun
moon, but never for a moment, sir, de
lude yourself with an idea that any tick
et or-party can beat the Republican.
VOL, 1, NO. 7.
The Deidteyei. and his Victim.
On a hot summer day a gentleman eat
crown to think over a subject on whioh
his mind was greatly troubled. He wee
wondering bow it. was that so many of
the young men of his acquaintance had
yield edto temptation and been destroyer!
He was wondering how the great Tempt=
er could so soon get them entangled in
his nets, antf never let them loose again
till they* were ruined.
--While he wee thinking over the sub
ject he saw a worm moving along softly
in the footpath': He moved quietly, and
without fear. "Now," said the gentle
man to himself, "that poor worm dan get
safely, though it has no reason to guide
it. There lies in wait no destroyer to•
entangle it, while out young men, with
reason and conscience, are destroyed by
scores 1" Just. then he saw a spidet
dart across the path, about a foot in
front of- the worm. She did not appear
to be thinking of the worm, nor the
worm of her. When she got quite across
the path, she etopped, and e too& still:-
The worm kept on, but soon was brotight
to a stand by a small cord, too small for
our eyes to see, which the- spider bad
spun as she rushed before him. Find
ing himself stopped, the worm turned te•
go back• The instant he turned, back
darted the spider, spinning a new cord
behind her. The worm was now brought
up a second time, and twisted and turn
ed every way to escape. He seemed
now to suspect some mischief, for lie
ran this way and that way, and every
time he turned, the spider darted around
him, weaving another rope. There grad
ually was no space, left for him, except
is the direction - of the hole of the spider I
That *as left open, but on all other
sides, by darting Mims and around, the
space *as gradually growing less. It
was noticed, too, that •every tithe the
worm turned towards the •hole of the
spider, he was -instantly hemmed hi so
that he could not get back quite as far as
before. So his very agony continually
brought him nearer the place of death !
It took a full hour to do all this and by
that time the worm was brought close to
the hole of his destroyer. He now
seemed to feel that. he was helpless, and
if he could have screamed, he doubtless
would have done so. And now the spi
der eyed him a moment, as if enjoying
his terror,arat laughing at her own skill,
and then darted on him, and etruok him
with her fangs.. Instantly the life be
gan to flow out•- . Again she struck him,
and the poor thing rolled over in agony
and died. Mrs. Spider now hitched• one
of her little ropes - to- her viotinr, and ,
drew hint to her hole, where she feasted
at her leisure, perhaps counting over the'
number of poor victims whom she had
destroyed in the same way before !
.When I see a boy who goes with balk
company, and who• listens to their pro
fane and licentious conversation, -t
think of the spider and her victim.
When I see a boy breaking the Sab
bath by going off to flab, to- swim, or to
When I see one diaregardkg his fath
er and mother, ' and doing what he
knows will grieve theth
When I see one occasionally going ID
the oyster cellar, and to the drinking
saloon in company ;
When I Bee one going to the tfiedfte
where nothing good,- but all mil, to diaw
When I have reas3n to:ramped thaf.s
takes money from his father or ethployer,
which is none of his, but which he. Acre
to replace ;'
Why, I always think of the spider and
her victim, and mourn that the great
Destroyer it weaving his meshes about
every such toy, and' ter drawing him to-
wards his home! The dead are there!
Pitom .est Loss.—As rather an un
scrupulous fellow named Ben was nom
ing dowri town one morning, he met
Tom and stopped him.
"I say, Tom," he said, "here's a pret
ty good counterfeit three. If you'll
pus it I'll divide !"
"Let's see the plaster," said Tem g
and after examining it carefully, he put
it in his vest pocket, remarking.. "It's
an equal division—a dollar and shalt
"Yes," said Ben.
right," said Tom, and off is
A: few minutes afterwards be quietiy
stepped into the store of his friend Ben,
and purchased a can of oysters for a dol
lar and a half, laying down the three
dollar bill for them. The clerk looked
at the bill rather doubtingly, when bit
suspicions were immediately calmed by
Tom, who said :
“There was no use looking, finite bad
received that from Ben himself not tee
Of course the clerk, with this assu
rance, forked over the dollar and a half
in change ; and with this deposit and tha
can of oysters, Tom left. Shortly after
ward, he met nen, who asked him if he
had passed the note.
"oh, yes," said Tom, at the ewe
time passing over a dollar and a half to
That evening; when Ben made up Ms
cash account he was stirprised to And
the same old Counterfeit three in the
drawer. Turning to his lbdurn tetana l he
"Where did you get this dnrsed note ?
Didn't you know it was couriteileit I"
"Why," said the clerk, "Tom gave it
to me, and I suspected it was fishy ; but
he said he had just received it fromyou,
and I took it."
The whole thing had penetrated the
mind of Ben. "With a peculiar grin,. he
muttered "Sold !" and charged the can
of oysters to profit- and lost atmant.