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Address an communications rotating to
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A. B. IfIITCIIISON tt CO.,
Bellefonte Masonic Lodge, No 268. A. Y M,
meets on Tuesday evening of or beforn the
Censtans Commandery. No. Vo" - % :.1..:. T.,
meets second Friday of each mon&
I. 0. 0. F. Centre Lodge, No 153. meets
every Thursday evening at their Hall,
Forti) conferring of Degrees the Ist Sat
urday evenine of each m'nth.
.For Degree of Rebecca, second Saturday of
I. 0. G. T.—This Lodge meets every Mon
t ny evening.
Bellefonte Church Directory,
Presbyterian church, Spring St., services at
at 11 a. in.. and 7.1 p. m; No pastor
at. present. This congregation are
now erecting a :Ivy church. in consequence
of which the revuiar religious services will
be Geld in the Coal t House until further
Methodist. Episcopal Church. High St.. ser
vices 104 a. in., and . 11- v. m. Prayer
meeting on Thursday night. Rey. Jae.
St. John's Episcopal Church. High St.. ser
vices at 104 a. m., and 774 p. in. Rev.
Syron McGann, pastor.
Lutheran Church. Linn St., services 104 a.
ta , and 74 p. in. Rev. J. Hackenberger,
Reformed Church. Linn St., no pastor at
Catholic Church, Bishop St: sn - vices 10i
a. m., and 3p. ta. Rev. T. McGovern,
United Brethren Church, High Street, west
side of creek; services
African M, E. Church, west side of creek ;
services sz.l 11 a. In., and 71 p. us. Rev.
Isaac Pinnell. pastor.
EW BAKERY AND CONFECTION
IitSICS ARCADE, HIGH STREET,
I ,7 l,LEFOrrli, PENIeA
Z. T. GUDYKUNST
Baying purchased from Adam Ileritbeimer,
his first class Bakery and Confectionery,
and having added largely to his stock, is
now prepared to furnish the public with
good fresh BREAD, PIES, CARES, CON
FECTIONS, and everything in his line, at
all times. In connection with the above, is
A FIRST-CLASS ICE CREAM SALOON
for Ladies and Gentlemen, which will be
open during the summer. Pie-nics, private
parties, &c., can be supplied with all kinds
of Confections. Ice Cream, Cakes and Fruits
on er:sr short notice.
myl9'69-Iy. Z T. GUDTKUNST.
N ETV BAKERY.
The undersigned respect
fully invitee the attention of the eitizens of
Belief ,nte and vicinity, to his
on Bishop Street, as the only plane where
the best quality of
MINCE MEAT of our own
Ile best and neatest Ice Cream accom
modations in the town. A room neatly fur
nished and carpeted, on first floor, for la
dies and gentlemen, and a room on second
floor for private parties—ladies and gentle
men. Re prides himselt on the superior
finality and flavor of his Ice Cream, and
most cordially invites his friends and the
public generally,to call and realize the rruth
of the assertion, that McDowell makes the
best Ice Cream in town.
ja13'69.1y S. J. McDOWELL, Ag't.
B AICERY & CONFECTIONERY
ALLEGHENY ST., BELLEFONTE, PA
The undersigned would hereby respect
fully inform the citizens of Bellefonte and
vicinity,that he is prepa r ed to furnish at all
FRESH BREAD, CAKES OF all KINDS,
PIES, &c., &c.,
CANDIES, SPICES, NUTS. FRUITS,
and anything and everything belon:.ing to
his business. He has recently completed a
large and commodious addition to his build
ing, and has furnished gin a style surpas:-
ing anything of the kind in the town, where
ladies and gentlemen can, during the sum
mer month, be accommodated with the very
"BEST OF ICE CREAM.
lacing had years of experience in the brisi
iess, he flatters himself that he can guaran
ee satisfaztion to all who may fayor
Rith their patronage.
ang 4•( iO Ic. J. H. SANDF.
Bishop street,.Belletonto. Pa,
Convenient and suitable for Boarders and
the Traveling Public -
Pare, reasonable, and on time Especial at
tention paid to the wants of guests.
sept. 15, '69—tf. Propriet
ALLEGHENY ST•,. BELLEFONTE, PA.
(Opposite the Brockerhoff House.)
A'HOTEL ON THE EUROPEAN PLAN,
Lipensediv4he.COint of Centre County.
FIRST GLASS ' BAR, Rr STAURANT,
ROOMS AND STABLING.
AN EXCELLENT BILLIARD ROOM,
with 3 tables, new and in perfect condition,
Give the Conrad House a trial.
H. 11. %LINE.
jy2l'69 ly. Propr;etor
The undersigned adopts this method of
informing his friends and the public gener
ally that he continues to keep the Hotel on
the corner of Allegheny and Bishop Sts..
known by the cognomen of
, ‘OUR HOUSE."
The Proprietor has spared no pains in fur
nishing the house with new furniture. The
beds and bedding are the very best; the
rooms commodious and well ventilated. The
accommodations, boarding. .te.. are equal to
any of the high priced Hotels. Only 25
cents for meals. Thankful for past favors.
bo solicits their continuance, and promises
satisfaction to all.
marl7'69-Iy. WM. BROWN, Props.
5 4 ,`, 1
17 1 25
20 1 30
35 1 55
55 1 100
MILLHEIM, CENTRE COUNTY, PA.
The 7lndersigned adapts this method of
informing the travelling community, and
citizens generally. that be has refitted and
furnished anew throughout, with first class
furniture. this well known and established
house—the NATIONAL HOTEL. Millheim.
Pa. He is well prepared to furnish first
class accommodations to all who desire to
make a hotel their Home, or pleasant tern
porary abode. The custom of the travelling
public. and the surrounding country, is re
sl•ectfully solicited. Courteous and atten
tive servants aro engaged at this popular
Hotel. The Stabling is the very best. and
none hut careful and accommodating Host
lers are employed.
.iyl4'B9-Iy. Prop' r.
PLEASANT GAP HOTEL.
dersigned having purchased the Moe] prop
erty at Pleasant Gap. adopts this method of
informing his friends in part cuter? and the
travelling community generally, that he has
retlited and furnished hi_ house in the best
will be supplied with the best the market
will afford. and
with the best of Liquors
is the very best and the proprietor prides
hims.df therefore, upon the fact that his ac
commodations. both for man and beast, can
not be surpassed by any Hotel in the coun
try. Ills old friends, as well as strangers
and travellers, are most cordially invited t
B ROCKERHOFF HOUSE,
ALLEGHENY ST., BELLEFONTE, PA
lIOUSEAL & KItOM, Proprietors.
A FIRST CLASS fIOTEL- - 003fFORTARLX ROOMS,
ALL THE MODERN CONVENIENCES,
AND REASONABLE CHARGES.
The proprietors offer to the traveling
public, and to their country friends,first
class accommodations and careful at
tention to ihe wnnts of guests at all times
nt fair rates. Careful hostlers and good sta
bling for horses. An excellent table well
served A Bar supplied with fine li
quors. Servants well trained and every
thing requisite in a first class Hotel. Oar
location is in the business part of the town.
near the Post Office, the Court House, the
Churches, the Banks, and the principal pla
ces of business, renders it the most El-
igible. place for those who visit Belle
fonte on business or for pleasure. An
OMNIBUS WILL CARRY PASSENGERS
nod baggage to and from all trains free of
DAN'L GARMAN, Prop'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 of this estab
lishment and to the traveling public gener
ally, that he has thoroughly refittt a his
house, and is prepared to render the most
satisfactory accommodation to all who May
favor him with their patronage. ' No pains
will be spared on his part to add to the con
venience or comfort of his guests. All who
stop with him will find
um TABLE abundantly supplied with the
most sumptuous fare the market will afford,
dene up in style, by the most experienced
His BAR will always contain the choicest
His STABLING is best in town. and will al•
ways he attendedbythentest trustworthy and
Give him a call, one and all. and he feels
cenfident 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. jafi'eg ly.
B ELLEFONTE MEAT MARKET
BISHOP STREET, BELLEFONTE PA
The oldest Meat Market in Bellefonte.—
Choice meat of all kinds always on hand.
ja6'69. Iy. R. V. BLACK.
MILESBURG CARRIAGE WORKS
SHIRER & WILLIAMS,
MILESBURG, CENTRE CO., PENN'A.,
LIGHT CARRIAGES, BUGGIES, PLAT-
FORM SPRING WAGONS .f& SLEIGHS
Repairing done with neatness and despatch
All work done at
SHORT NOTICE AND WARRANTED
to give entire satisfaction
S. GRAHAM, Fashionable Barber.in
Basement of the Conrad Elcuse Belle
fonte, Pa. The best of Razors, sharp and
keen, always on hand. He guarantees a
SHAVE without either pulling or pain.—
Perfumery. Hair Oils, Hair Restoratives,
Paper Collars, be., constantly on hand.
AARON R. PAUP. J. T. SALMONS. LEVI R PAUP.
DAFP. SALMONS 415 CO., Contractors
a d Brieklayers, Bellefonte, Pa., adopt
this method of informing those wishing to
build that they will furnish Brick and lay
them. by the job, or by the thousand. Will
set Heaters. and do all kinds of w ,rk in
their branch of Business. ja20'69.1y.
HOUSE a: FURNITURE PAINTEk
Paper Hanger and Sign Painter.
All kinds of Graining and Fancy Painting
done to order at the lowest iates and in the
best style. Orders left at Irwin & Wilson's
Hardware stare will receive immediate at
j P, ODENKIRK,
ARTMAN, DILLINGEft & COMPANY,
No . 104, iNO.RTB THIRD ST., PHIVA:
Two Doors above Arch, formerly 226,
MANUFACTURERS AND JOBBERS IN
Carpets. Oil Coths,Oil Shades,Wick Yarn,
Cotton Yarns, Carpet Chains, Grain Bags,
Window Paper, Batting, &c,
Also, WOODEN AND WILLOW WARE.
Brooms, Brushes. Looking Glasses, to.,
LOSE'S LIVERY STABLE.
ed having entered into partnership in the
Livery Business, under the firm name of
Isaac Luse ct Son. adopt this method of in
forming the people of Bellefonte, and the
public generally, that they will carry on the
business in the Burnside Stable. It is tbei
determination to keep the very best
HORSE' , BUGGIES AND CARRIAGES,
and to hire them- out at the most reasonable
rates. Thankful for the kindness and favor
they have received from the community in
the past they will make it their chief object
to merit the continuance of the same.
aprl4'6fl•ly. GEO. A. LOSE.
T HE WINCHESTER RIFLE(IB shvts.)
BREECH LOADING RIFLE AND SHOT GEES
Shot Guns, Rerolvers and other Pistols
Bush's Arcade, High'St., Bellefonts, Pa
MITSIC, DRAWING AND PAINTING
having been a successful teacher of Vocal
an instrumental Music—Piano Melodian,
Organ and thorough Bass—Painting and
Drawing, for the last twelve years, is now
prepared to admit a few more scholars to
her school, upon reasonahk, Voles.
Having recently received a splendid new
Piano. of a celebrated Boston manufacture,
which,pnpils not having instruments of their
own to practice on, can have the Lse of.
Thankful for the liberal patronage here
tofore received, she hopes to merit a contin
uance of the same Rooms up one flight of
stairs, over Centre Co. Banking House. on
Allegheny street. Also, agent for all kinds
of good Musical Instruments. Address, or
call on her at her rooms, at Bellefonte, Pa.
WM S. TRIPPLE,
Pleasant Gap. Pa
BUSH'S ARCADE, UP STAIRS,
Having just received,from Philadelphia, a
large stock of Broad Cloth,Cassimers,a,nd an
extensive variety of Spring and Summer
Goods, I am prepared to furnish my friends
and customers, the very best at the most
My thanks are due those who have patron
ized mo for many years, and a cordial invita
tion is herely extended the public generally,
to call and examine my Goods and Prices
berore purchasing elsewhere. I am also
prepared, at all times. to make up Goods
furnished by customers. All suite warran
ted to fit.
myl2'6o ly - W. S. TRIPPLE.
GEORGE BLYMYER ANDREW BLYMTER
JACOB C. BLYN TER JOE. P. BLYMYSR.
GEORGE BEY MYER & SON'S,
having taken possession of the Warehouse at
MILROY, MIFFLIN COUNTY, PENN.,
beg leave to announce to the citizens of Cen
tre county that they are prepared to buy
ALL KINDS OF GRAIN
lIIGIIES7 MARKET PRICES.
SALT 'WHOLESALE A.ND RETAIL.
COAL AND PLASTER AL WA YS ON
hand. Thankful for past favors, We solicit
a continuance of the sane.
The undersigned takes pleasure in inform
:Jig the citizens of Centre county and the
public generally, that he is just opening a
SPLENDID AND BICH ASSOBT,U ICNT
Which he is prepared to make to order in
the latest and most fashionable tyles, for
men or boys. Goods sold by the piece or by
the yard. He also keeps on hand a full
"Let us See to it. that a G•Nernment of the People, for the People, and by the People, shall not Perish from the Earth."—[A. LINCOLN.)
DOUBLE AND SINGLE RIFLES,
Also, Repairing done
AT DESCHNER'S GUN SHOP,
MRS. M. S.. DUNHAM
NO. 7, BROCKEROPPS. ROW
OF FOREIGN AND DOMESTIC
WINGATE D. D. S., Dentist, Of
. flee corner of Spring, and High, st.,
Bellefonte Pa.—Thankful for past favors,
would respectfully solicit a continuance of
the same. Has the right for Centre County
to use Dr. S. Stuch's patented improvement
putting up dental plates. That this is an
improvement we have the written testimony
of many of the best and most talented Phy
sician in the United tatea. Office rights
ja5 . 151.17 JOHN ItiONTGUMFIRT.
GENTS FURNISHING GOODS,
of every style and description.
He is also agent for the celebrated
SINGER SEWING MACRINE
BELLEFONTE, PA.:NOV. 17, 1869.
T G. LOVE; Attorney at Law,
Bellefonte, Pa. Office on High St.
[AMPS H. RANKIN, Attorney at
• Law, Bellefonte, Pa. Office in Armory
building, 2nd floor. • ja8'69.13.
E. C. HUMES, Preet. - J. P. HARRIS, Caalc'r
FR ST NATIONAL BANK Of Bellefonte
Allegheny St , Bellefonte Pa. ja6'69.
H H ALLISTER. JAMES A. BRAVER.
M 7 ALLISTER & • BEAVER, Attorneys
at-Law. Bellefonte Penn's. ja6'69 ly,
EDMUND BLANCHARD EVAN lf. DLANCHARD
B. M. BLANCHARD, Attorneys at
E. L 'w, Allegheny St., Bellefonte, Pa,
ja6'69.ly. - . •
WW. BROWN, Attorney-at-Law,
. Bellefonte, Penn's., will attend
promptly to all business entrust , d to his
JOHN H. ORYIS. CYTCUS T. ALEJCANDHR.
ORVIS & ALEXAI9ER. Attorneys-at-
Law, Bellefonte, Pa. Office in Conrad
House. Allegheny St. ja6'69.ly.
-vkTJ. KBAISH, Attorney-at
. Law, Bellefonte, Pa„ will attend
faithfully to all business entrusted to his
care. Deeds, Bonds, .te, executed in the
best style. . marlo'69 3m.
AUGITSTITS EIBLBR M.. D., Plat sieian
and Surgeon. Mee at hir, residence
near the Quaker Meeting House. Will attend
to all business in his profession at ii times
and at all hours. jel6'69 ly.
TT - RIM' STOVER, Licensed Autioneer,
wdl attend to all sales entrusted to his
care. Charges reasonable. Address, Uriah
stover, Rouserville, Centre Co., Pa.
GEORGE F. HARRIS. iIL D., Physician
and Surgeon; Pension Surgeon for gen,
tre county, will attend promptly to all pro
fessional calls. Mee 'on Hight St , ski wth
Side. ja27'69 ly.
GE. CHANDLER, M. D., Horntepathic
Physician and Surgeon, Bellefonte,
Penn'a Office-2nd floor, over Harper
Bro's Store. Residence at the office.
W3l. H. ARMSTRONG SA3IUEL LINN.
ARMSTRONG & LINN, Attor
neys•at Law' Williamsport, Ps., will
attend. promptly, to all business entrusted
to their care.
TAS. H. DOBBINS; Physician and
Surgeon. Office up-stairs in J. H. Mc-
Clure's new Building. Bishop St., Ilelleonte,
Pa. Will attend to all business in his pro
fession, faithfully at all times, and all hours.
B. HUTCHISON & CO'S. Jot, 'Print-
ing Offim , Republican" Building,
Bishop St.. Bellefonte, Penn'a. Every De
scription ofPlain and Fancy printing done
in the neatest manner, and at prices below
city rates. ja61,9.
DR. E. D. TIPPLE, Homeopathic Phys
ician and Surgeon, continues to prat
tice his profession as heretofore, and expects
to in the future notwithstanding. Office in
First Ntional Bank Building, Bellefonte,
BUSH & YOCUM, Attorneys-at-Law,
Bel fonts, Pa.. will attend to all busi
ness entrusted to them. witl• promptness.—
Office on Northeast Corner of the Diamond,
in Mrs. Trvin's stone building.. jal3'd9 y.
WILSON lc HUTCHISON, Attorneys.
at Law, Bellefonte. Pa. Collections,
all other and legal business in Centre and
the adjoining Counties. promptly attended
to. Office in Blanchard's Law building. Al
legheny street. . ja6'69.
pp LAIR L- STITZEB, Attorneys-at Law,
Bellefonte, Pa. Can be consulted in
both the English and German languages.—
Office on the Diamond, next door to Gar
man's Hotel. feblo',l9.ly.
lENTRE CO. BANKIN4 COMPANY.—
V./ Receive ,•eposits and allow Interest;
Discount Notes; Buy and Sell Government
Securities. Gold and Coupons.
FIENRY BROCEERTIOPF, President.
d. D SIICTGERT. Cushier.
GEO. L. POTTER. M. 1):, Physi
cianlA and Surgeon, offers his profe7ssi m
ai services to the citizens of Bellefonte and
vicinity. Office removed to house formerly
occupied by Mrs. Livingston. on Spring st,
two doors South of Presbyterian church.
OHN F. POTTER,Attorney at law
I. Collection promptly made and special
attention given to those having lands or
property for sale. Will draw up and have
acknowledged deeds, mortgages, &G. Office
in Garman's new building, opposite the
Court House. 0ct27'69-3m.
WM. BROWN. Licensed Auction
eer, hereby informs the public that.
he holds himself in readiness at all times, to
attend to all Auctions, Vendues, or Public
Sales of personal or Real Estate. Charges
reasonable. Call on, or address, William
Brown, Bellefonte, Pa. marl7'69-Iy.
jBELFORD, D. D. S., Practical
• Dentist; office in Armory Building,
over Irwin & Wilson's Hardware Store, Al
legheny St. Dr. B. is a gra nate of the Bal
timore College of Dental Surgery, and re
spectfully offers his protessional services
to the citizens of Bellefonte and vieinity.—
Can be found at his residence except during
the last week of each month. aprl4'69-1y
JW. RHONE, DENTlST.Boalsburg Cen•
. tro Co.,Pa.,most respectfullyinforms the
public that he is prepared to execute any
description f 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 cach month, and at
such other times as may be agreed upon
j al 3'69.1y.
INSURANCE—LIFE k FlRE.—Joseph
A. Rankin of his Borough, insures prop
erty for the following Stock and Mutual
companies. viz : Lycoming Mutual. York
Company, Pa., Insurance of North America,
Enterprise, an Girard of Phila., Pa., Home,
of New Haven, and any other reliable com
pany desired. Also, Provident Life Compa
ny of and other good Life Compa
T F. HOLAHAN,. Physician and
Surgeon, having removed from Empori
um, Cameron county, has located in Miles
burg, Centre county, Pa., where he will
faithfully attend to all business entrusted to
him in his Profession. Office in his residence
on Main St., where he can always be seen
unless professionally engaged. In his ab
sence from home, orders may be left at the
store of Thos. Holahan. marl 0'69-Iy.
[ln looking over some old manuscripts,relics
of our school-days at the" Old Seminary,"
we came across the following poem. We
forward it for publication, feeling . that it
will be interesting to your numerous read
ers. To many it will, doubtless, posses} a
local interest. It was contributed to
the Seminary "Journal "by a visitor,Rev.
T. H. Beveridge, of Phil'a.]-11 * *
Shut in from the world in this beautiful val
From care, and from strife, and from sad
nws so free, .
Round the temple of Science, each morning
And who so light-hearted, so happy as we,
Not happier they who bound o'er the bil
Than we in this sweet vale—the " Rishaco
Here, under the training of good Mr. Mer.
Our minds are expanding like flowers to the
By the aid or his "half" (but by no means
The work of instruction is skillfully done. .
In all kinds of learning, they carefully drill
In this peaceful vale, the "Kisbacoquillas."
Shut in on all sides by towering mountains,
Covered o'er with the maple,the oak and the
With its clear running brooks and bright
And all the rare beauties that 'round us com
With what bounding delight, with what joy
it doth ffll us,
To view this sweet valley—the " Kishaco
And at night when the sun has gone-down
in its glory,
And darkness is mantling the mountain and
When the moon and the stars, take up their
, And e,ilenee,and slumber, around us prevail.
Then sweetly we sing to rest on our pillows,
Iv this mountain-girt valley--the "Kishaeo
Oct. 20, 1369.
A Thrilling Revolutionary Tale.
God is everywhere, Ills words are in
the heart. ]de is on the baffle field, and
in our peaceful home. Praise his holy
.111-was in the wilds of Wissahicon, on
the day of battle, as the noonday sun
came through the thick clustered leaves,
that two men met in deadly conflict near
the reef which rose, like some primeval
world, at least a thousand feet above the
dark waters of the Wissahicon.
The man with dark brown faee, grey
eyes, flashing with deadly light, and a
muscular form, clad in a blue frock of
!he Revolution, is a continental named
The other, with long, black bair.droop
ing ofong his cadaverous face, is clad in
the half tulitary costume of a Tory re
fugee. This a murderer of Paoli, named
They met by accident; and how they
fought; not with sword and rifle, but
with long and deadly.bunting knife they
struggled. twining and twisting on the
At lest the tory is down —down on the
turf, with the knee of the contineLtal on
his breast—the upraised knife flashed
death in his face.
' - Quarter! I yield !'' gasped the tory,
as the knee was pressed on his breast.—
"Spare me, I yield!"
"mr brother," said the patriot, in a
tone of deadly hate, "my brother cried
for quarter on the night of Paoli, even
as he clung to your knees you struck
that knife into his heart. I will give
you the quarter of Paoli."
And his hand was raised for the blow.
and his teeth were clenched with deadly
hate; he paused for a moment, and then
pinioned the tory's arms, and with a
rapid stride, dragged him to the verge of
the rock, and held him, quivering, over
"Mercy 1" gasped the tory, turning
ashy pale by turns, and that awful gulf
yawned below. '•Mercy ! I have a wife
and children at home; spare me."
The continental, with muscularstrength
gathered for the effort, shook the mur
derer once more over the abyss, and then
hissed his bitter sneer in his face.
" My brother had a wife and two chil
dren. The morning after the night at
that wife was a widow—those
children orphans! Ask mercy from
The proposal made by the continental
in mocsery and bitter hate, was taken
into serious earnest by the terror-strick
en tory. He begged to be taken to the
widow and her children, and to have the
privilege of begging for his life. Another
moment of serious thought, the patriotic
soldier consented. He bound the tory's
arms still tighter, placed him on his feet,
and led bim through the woods. A quiet.
cottage embossed among the trees, broke
on their eyes They entered the cottage.
There, beside the desolate hearth-stone,
sat the widow and her children.
She aat there, a matronly weman of
about 28 years, with a face faded by
care; a deep, dark eye, and long, blank
hair, hanging in a disheveled state about
her shoulders. On one side was a dark
haired boy, of some six years, on the
other side, a girl, one year younger,with
light blue eyes. The Bible—an old and
venerable volume—lay open upon the
mother's knee. The pale-faced tory
flung himself upon his knees, and con
feseed that he had butchered her hus
band on the night of Paoli, and begged
his life at her hands.
"Spare me, for the sake of my wife
He had expected - this pitiful moan
would touch the widow's heart; but not
one relenting gleam softened her face..
• The Lord shall judge between us,"
she said, in a cold, icy tone, that froze
the murderer's heart. " Look, the Bi
ble is on my lap. I will close the vol
ume, and let my little son place his fing
er, at random, upon a line, and by that
you shall live or die."
This was a strange proposal, made in
good faith, of a mild and dark supersti
tion of olden times. For a moment the
tory, pile as ashes, was wrapped in deep
thought; then, in a faint'voiee, he signi
fied his consent.
Raising her eyes to heaven, the mother
prayed to the Great Father to direct the
finger of her son. She closed the -book;
she handed it to the boy, whose cheek
reddened with loathing as he gazed up
on his father's murderer. lie took the
Bible and opened its holy pages at ran
dom, and placed his fingers upon a verse.
There was a silence. The continental
soldier, who had sworn to avenge hie
brother's death, stood With dilated eyes
and parted lip. The culprit kneeling
upon the floor, with a face like discolor
ed clay. felt his heartleap into his throat.
Then, in a olear, bold voice, the widow
read this line from the Old Testament.—
It was short, yet terrible:
"That man shall surely die."
Look ! the brother springs forward to
plunge the knife into the murderer's
heart, but the tory, pinioned as he is,
clings to the widow's knees. He begs
that one more trial may be made by the
little girl, that child of five years old,
with golden hair and laughing eyes.
The widow consents. There is an aw
ful pause. With a smile in her eye, and
without knowing what she was doing,the
little girl opened the Bible as it lay on
her mothee's knee: she turned her face
away, and placed her finger upon a line.
The awful' silence grows deeper. The
deep drawn breath of the brother, and
the broken gasp of the murderer alone,
disturbed the stillness. The widow and
dark-haired boy are breathless. The
little girl, as she caught a feeling of awe
from those arcund her, stood breathless,
her face turned aside, and her tiny fing
ere resting on the lines of life or death.
At length, gathering courage, the wid
ow bent her eyes upon the page, ana
read. It was from the New Testament:
"Love your enemies."
Oh I book, of terrible majesty, and
childlike love of sublimity, that crushes
the heart with rapture, it never shone
more strongly than there in that lonely
hut of Wissehicon, when it saw the mur
Now look bow wondet ful are the ways
of Heaven. That very night, as the wid
ow sat by her fireside—sat there with a
crushed heart and hot eyelids, thinking
ni her husband, who now lay on the
tit encbed soil of Paoli—there was a tap
at the door. She opened it, and, that
husband, living, though covered with
wounds, was in her arms.
He had fallen at Paoli, hut not in
death. Re was alive, and his wife pant
ing on his bosom.
That night there was prayer and
thanksgiving in the wood-embowered
oottage of Wissahicon.
WOMEN A 8 TEACLIERII.-11l the field of
teaching, women have been unusually
successful, and have gradually' superse
ded men in most of the schools. Ac
cording to the last census, there were, in
the United States, 150,241 teachers, of
whom 100,000, or nearly two-thirds,
were women. In some particular States
the proportion was greater. In Massa
chusette there were six times as many'
women teachers as men. In Vermont
the proportion was five to one, and in
lowa three to one. In the large oities
the preponderance of women as teachers
is most marked. In Chicago there are
20 men to 241 women; in Cincinnati 60
to 324; in Milwaukee 14 to 70; St. Louie
has 18 to 166; San Francisco 56 to 183,
In the Eastern States the difference is
increased: Boston has only 67 men tow
567 woman among her teachers; Provi
dence 9 to 142; Brooklyn 27 to 510; Phil
adelphia 84 to 1,217; Baltimore 42 to
325; and washington 4to 56. There is
no record of any Southern city, except.
Louisville, which has 29 men to 103 wo
men. In New York, in 1860, three
fourths of the public school teachers
were women. In 1866 there were only
178 men among more than 2,000 teach
ers, and the same relative numbers re
main about the same.
THE RICHMOND BAR.—This year has
been a long sling with the Richmond
(Va ) bar. First went Judge William
H. Lyons, Judge of the Husting's court,
who never drank in public, but drank
behind the door; then A: Judson Crane,
a bar member—who practiced at both
bars—who went about the streets with
his pantaloons about his legs; then Thos.
P. August, who drank in his room— a
thousand drinks—and 'never asked a
friend to drink with him. Then Liitle
ton Tazewell, a man in whose veins ran
the blood of a man whose name was a
tower of strength; he died from drink;
then J. Harmer Gilmer. jr„ one of the
best young men that it was ever our
province to meet—he died from drink
--too much' whisky in his water; and
now comes Eaton Nance, one in the best
figurative lawyers that ever lived, He
is dead! Died of too much drink ! We
could name dozens; but, 0 God, behold
the power of drink!
PEAR OF ASBASSINAiION,--DOrifig the
latter fears of hie life, the famous Lou
don banker, Nathan Rothschild, Wes
said to be always in fear of assassina
"You must be a very happy man, Mr.
Rothschild," said a guest., at one of the
splendid banquets, for which his Picca
dilly house was famous.
"Happy! Me happy!" he exclaimed.
"What, happy! when; just as you are
going to dine, you have . a letter placed
in yoUr hands, saying—'lf you do not
'end me £boo, .I will blow your brains
out.' Me happy!"
One day two strangers were admitted
into his private roam at the bank. They
were tall foreigners, with moustaches
and beards, such as were not often seen
in London thirty or forty years age, and .
Rothschild. always timid, was frighten
ed from the moment of their entrance.—
He put his own interpretatiOn upon the
excited movements with - which they fum
bled about in their pockets, and before
the expected pistols could be produced,
he had thrown a great ledger in the di
rection of their heads, and brought in
bevy of clerks by his cries of "murder!''
The strangers were pinioned, and then,
after long questionings and explanations,
it appeared they were wealthy bankers
from the continent who, nervous in , the
presence of a banker so much more
wealthy, had had some difficulty in find
ing the letters of introduction, which
they were to present.
To Young• MEN.—It should be the aim
of young men to go into good society;
we mean not the rich, nor the fashiona
ble, but the society of the wise and good.
Where you find men that know more
than you do, and fsom.whose conversa
tion you can gather information, it is al
ways safe to be found. It has broken
down many a man by associating with
the low and vulgar,where the ribald song
was inculcated, and the indecent story to
excite laughter, or infuence the bad pas
sions. Lord Clarendon attributed suv
nese and happiness in life to associating
with persons more learned and virtuous
than himself. If you wish to be wise'and
respected, if you desire happiness and
not misery, We advise you to associate
with the intelligent an good: StristY
for excelltnee artretrth integrity, anti
you will never be found in the sinks of
pollution, or on the benches of revilers
and gamblers. Once haintuate yourself
to a virtuous course, once secure a love
for good society, and no punishment
would be greater than by accident to be
obliged for a half a day to associate with
the low and -vulgar.
UNIQE 013ITL'ARY.—The N. Y. Evening
Post gets bold of the following card by. 2.-
bereaved husband, published in a Ger:
man weekly paper, - It is. probably, the
most extraordinary composition of the
kind on record "To-day red, to-mor
row dead; so it was with my wife, .who.
only eight years ago, was jumping oVbr
tables and chairs. Yesterday, all' that
was mortal of her was interred. She was,
during her marriage,. a lively Womati;
with whom one had to mind ; one's P's
and Q's; therefore my sorrow may lie
imagined. So young. so festive, and al
ready buried ? What is human life ? said
I, repeatedly, to myself, all these days
and again yesterday in the churchyard,
when I paid the sexton, who will keep
the grave in order. I shall certainly
never find so cheerful a wife again!—
Therefore my sorrow is just. I wish
Heaven may keep every one from so sad
a fate, and I thank the gardener for the
floral decorations, as also the choirzmas=
ter for the funeral chant, whioh went
through and through me, but was - very
DANGER FROM EATING NllTS.—Medical
men advise that salt should be taken with
nuts, especially when eaten at night.—
"One time," says a writer, "when en
joying a visit from an Englishmen, hick
ory nuts were served in the evening,
when my English friend called for salt,
stating that be knew of a case of a wo
man eating heartily of nuts in the even
ing, who was taken violently ill. The
celebrated Dr. Abernethy was sent for;
but it was after he bad become too fond
of his cups, and be was in no condition
to go. He muttered 'salt, salt.' of which
no notice was taken. Next morning he
went to the place, and she was a corpse.
He said that. had they given her salt, it
would have relieved her; if they would
allow him to make an examination, he
would convince them. On opening the
stomach, the nuts were found in a mass.
He sprinkled salt on this, and immedi
ately it dissolved. I have known of a
sudden death myself which appeared to
have been from the same cause. I gen
erally eat salt with mine, and consider
that it improves them."
A TEST APPLIED.-A. correspondent of
one of our religious exchanges says : 1
onoe heard a conversation between a
church member and an infidel. After
arguments were urged at some length on
both sides, the infidel observed to his
friend that he might as well drop the
subject of conversation, “for," said he,
I do not believe a single word yen say,
and, more than this, lam satisfied that
you do not really believe it yourself; for,
to my certain knowledge, you have not
given, for the last twenty years, as much
for the spread of Christianity—such as
building of churches, foreign and do
mestic missions—as your last Durham
cow cost. Why, sir, if I believed one
half of what you say you believe. I
would make the church my rule for giv
ing, and my farm the ezvrtion.
VOL,- 1, NO. 45.
MEN WHO WIN WowsN.—God has so
made the sexes, - thi , t 'women, like ohilz
dren, cling t i t "nitirlien. upon them ai
though they were sur%erior'in mind and
body. They make them the suns of sys
tems, and their children revolve around ,
them. Men are gods, if they but knew•
it, and women burning incense at their'
shrines.' Women, therefore, Who hare'
good minds and pure hearts, want's/ten'
to lean upon. Think of their reverene
ing a drunkard, a liar, a fool, or a lib
ertine. If a man would have a woman
to do him homage, he must be manly in
; every ,ease; t true gentleman, not after
the Chesterfeld . solionl;•birt r olite' be
cause his heart is full of landaesa to'all;'
one who treats her with respect, even*
deference, because she is a woman; who
never condescends to say silly things to"'
her; who brings her ups' to hie levBl,=if`
his mind is above hers; .who is never"
over anxious to do right; who has no'
time to be frivolous with her. Always"
dignified in speech and act;' whO never
spends - too much on her; never yields to'
'temptation, even if she :puts it in his'
way; ambitious to make hie uteri - in the'
world; whether'she encourages him or
I net; who is never familiar - with her to"
I the extent of being an'atitiited' brother
or cousin; who is not over careful about'
dress; always pleasant and cotisicieritte,•
but always keeping his place ofthe
the head, and never'lesingle. Sidi de
portment, with noble principles, good
mind, energy and industry, will win any
‘woman in the world who is worth• win
A 'MOTHER'S LOVE.—Happy is he who
knows his mother's love. What is so
pure ? The patriot expects fame, the
friend sympathy, the• lover- pleasonfe.- -
Even religicin, While'she whteria her faitlP
with tears, leek's forward to• the beet .
fruit of her labor, and' h'er'
maternal affection springs from the'
breast, uninvoked by touch of interest. •
Its objects are the'wealiand woefal:
haunts the cradle of infantile" pain, • or•
hovers near the couch or the faint and
forsaken. • Its sweetest smiles' break
through the clerids of nifsfortutie, and its
gentlest tone rises amid the signs of
suffering end •sokromr:• It istalinipid and
lovely flihrof feeling; which glialietifroria
the'fountaiU-head•'of'purity, and . coUrses
through the heart, • through' selfish de
signs and sordid passions, immingling
and unsullied. Who is so firm? Time
and misfortune, penury and persecution,
hatred and infamy may roll their dark
waves over it, and still it smiles, un
changed; or the potent allurements of
fortune, opulence and pride, power and
splendor may woo her, and yet she is
unmoved—a mother loves, and loves for-
Lova WITH ThinsELLas.—A certain
dramatic writer being -caught in .& show
er-of:lain, took refuge under-the - portico
of a handsome' dwelling in New York.
As soon - as he•had;taken• the position, a
window was opened, ands lovely female
face' appeared, which- seemed - to beam
with sympathy and anxiety. She soon
retired, and sent him an - umbrella by a
servant: He at once fell desperately in
rove, and - thinking from her• anrioutr
looks that the feeling-was reciprocated;
he called on her in the' morning; sent up
card, and gave into her own hands a very
costly umbrella he had purchased• in
plea of the old shabby. , env ha..had bor
rowed, and wound up by making a pro
fession of love. The young lady, with
out even notictrig:the exchange that had
been made, peroeiiing bow haract had
been , misinterpreted, naively' replied , :
"I feel it to birtny duty to undeceive you,
ski: At the time of the shower I was
anxiously expecting the arrival of a gen
tleman;' is,- I confess, very dear to
me,whe wished •to - see me in private,and
my only motive for sending you the urn
berella was to'get yew offthe steps."
Hicavzs' help the man who imagines he
can dodge enemies by trying to please
everyb'ody. If such' even suceeed, we
should lie glad .of it; not that we believe
itt artatim goingWrotigh"thit world' try
ing to' find beams to knock his- h'ead
against, disputing every man's opinion,
fighting and elbowing and crowding all
who differ with him': That; again, is
another extreme. Other people have a
right to their opinion; so have you.—
Don't fall into the error - of , supposing
that they will respect yoWless - for main
taining it, or respect you more for turn
ing your coat every day - to match the
color of theirs. Wear your' own colors,
in spite of wind and weather; storms or
sunshine. It costs the vascillating and
irresolute ten times the trotible to wind
and shuffle, and twist, that'it does hon
est, manly independence to hold its
AGREEING WITH NER:—vVe are remind
ed of an anoedote of a-olergyman, who
was s bit of a humorist.
He once took tea with a lady of his
parish,who prided herself upon her nice
bread,and was also addicted to the com
mon trick of depreciating her viands to
her guests. As she passed the nice warm
biscuit to the reverend gentleman, she
"They are not very goad I am almost
ashamed to offer them."
The minister took one, looked at it
rather dubiously and replied :
"They aro not so good as they might
The plate was instantly withdrawn
and with a heightened color she exclaim
"They are good twou : pt for you ."'
Nothing further was sail about the
P9rt?•ant? "Pray yerip