Bedford inquirer. (Bedford, Pa.) 1857-1884, May 07, 1858, Image 1

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fvoag ola Spirit Entering; Heaven.
Alß— •'Home .Ipain"
Home at last! Home at last!
From an earthly shore,
For Oh, I've joined the ransomed ones,
"Who passed on long before,
Here each tear is wiped away.
By God Mie Holy One,
litre's i.aught tint songs of joy and praise,
Around the Eternal's throne
Hrme at last' Home at last!
From an earthly shore,
For Oil! I've joined the ransomed ones,
Who passed on long before.
The pure in heart! The pure in heart!
Kobed in spotless wiiite
Are here, with starry crowns of joy,
All gloriously bright.
And some I loved so long ago,
Who left me s_id an l lone,
1 find among the heavenly host,
Within our Father's home.
Home at last! Home at last ! &c.
Safe at home! Safe at home !
Oli let the echo go,
To soothe the hearts that mourn me yet,
In that first home below.
For His dear arms are round >ue now.
Who was for sinner 3 slain,
Through him I've won eternal life,
For me to die was gain.
Safe at home ! Safe at home !
From an earthly shore,
I'll bless and praise tnee, Oh! my God!
Forever, evermore.
Experiments and Observations
nn\i:sE siifiHi cm
The whole of the foregoing four parcels
were at this stage of the process concentrated
to 22 deg. lJeume, and set aside u|jtil I had
completed the series on the 21st Oct.; they
were then collected together, and again clari
fied with eggs, and a second scum taken off;
they were theu again placed over the fire, and
when at the temperature of 225 F., clear lime
water in small quantities was added to coago
late the vegetable albumen, which is not dis
engaged at a lower temperature, but which is
theu observed as a whitish scum, very tena
cious and glutinous, and is very detrimental to
crystallization. After the various delaysy
beatings and re-bcatiugs consequent on tny
limited means of working, (the great disad
vantage of which, those acquainted with the
subject only can appreciate) I commenced fil
tering the whole, but found it so ropy and glu
tinous that it wjtild not pars through, diluted
it to 10 deg. 13., when it came through tolera
bly bright: passed it through 5 feet of animal
"black; it parted with its coloring matter very
Divided the product iuto three parts, and
boiled it as follows:
l>t part to 230 deg. F.—This stood an hour
without crystallizing—found it too low, altbo'
the thumb and finger proof indicated other
2d part to 246 deg. F.—which was added to
the first, and in a few minutes crystals begau
to appear.
3i part to 238 deg.,beiug the mean of the
other two. On finishiug this, the two prece
ding had formed a thick, opaque mass of good
Filled onu mould, wt. 20 lbs.
Weight of mould, 4f
net wt. 15i lbs.
Filled one mould, 144 lbs.
Mould, 44
Total net weight, 25i
and next morning set them ou pots to drain.—
Also boiled down the juice from tho tops, 4J
galions, which produced sitb the scums 134
lbs. moltsses.
Knocked out the proceeds of this experi
ment with the following results, viz:
1 mould, gross weight, 20 lbs.
tare, 4f
Net weight, 15i
Wt. of molasses 8i ut. wt. 7 lbs sugar.
1 mould, gross weight, 144 lbs.
tare, 44
Net weight, 10
Wt. of molasses, 54 ot. wt. 44 lbs. sugar.
Molavses made from top 3, as above, 13|
Totil weight of product of 200 feet of a row}
11.50 lbs. sugar, 27.75 lbs. molasses.
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A Weekly Paper, Devoted to Literature, Politics, the Arts, Sciences, Agriculture, &c., &c---Terms: One Dollar and Fifty Cents in Advance.
Product of an acre in lbs., '625.50 1485.00
A-galfah of molasses weighs 12 pounds,
therefore, divide 1485 by 12, and vre have,
gallons, 123.75
For tho acre*62sl lbs. sugar, and 1231 gal
lons molasses, produced from 18,148 caoes,
yielding 1,737 gaHous juice, weighing 9 lbs.
j per gallon, or 15,633 lbs., being 4 per ct. of
sugar and 9.50 per ct. of molasses, or 13.50
per ct. together.
Iho sugar is of a yellowish brown color,
i about us dry as, and about the color of 2d
Quality Cuba sugar, such as is used by tefi
Siuce the 28ih October, the weather has
beeu mild and foggy, with heavy rains; temp,
varying from 48 to 60 degs. A very deoided
ly increased development of sugar in the
has been ascertained, viz: 7.26 per ct. instead
of 5 per ct., and 1 have gained some experience;
; so, instead of allowing the syrup to remain
from four to twelve days, still containing a
great portion of its fertneutable impurities,
gradually undergoing decomposition and de
preciation, I remedy this evil to soma extent, j
as will he seen. 1 also dispense with the fine
ivory black and the filtering, thus siuiplyfyiug
the process.
Nov. 2. Cut and ground 58 feet of a row j
—IOO canes—the upper portion of the stalks
turning yellow - leaves dead and dry—ground ;
6 and 7 of the lower joints—produced 10 gal j
lons juice, weighing 10 deg. 13., much less acid j
thau previous samples, and barely changing lit- j
uius paper—neutralized with milk of lime aud
clarified at once perfectly with eggs—passed it
immediately through 34 feet black, and boiled
it to 234 dcg. F.; after standing au hour the
crystals were iarge and sharp, but not very
abundant till morning, it being boiled too low.
(To be continued.)
[Correspondence of the JV. Y Tim-s.\
Sail C'alatnlty-liiiriiint; of a Whole
Family—Heroic Couduct of a Jail
or's Wire
WATERTOWN, N. Y. April s—The inhabi
tants of this place have had two rather exciting !
topics on their tongues for the past few hours,
the first relating to a shocking affair iu the ad
joining town of Le Roy; the secoud to another
affair not so shocking in oui Own neighbor
The first v. as 1 learn by actual personal in
vestigation, somewhat thus: A farmer named
Daniel Coinstock has been living with his four
little daughters, Mary, Maria, Colona and Co
ra, alone in his house, which is located fourteen
or fifteen miles from here, on what is known as
the Philadelphia Road. His wife has been ab
sent some two months, in Auburn under medi
cal treatment. Last Suody night, about 9
o'clock, it was discovered that the residence
of Mr. Corns tock was in flames, and before
assistance could be reudered it was burned
to the ground, together with its five in-1
mates! It would seem from the position of af- j
fairs as I found them to-day, ou the ground, 1
that Mr. C. and lite four daughters, l(the oldest j
of whom was only ten years) were all asleep j
together in oue bed room, iu a cornet - of the
The first Indication had of the fire was,
probably not until the building was full of
flames, for u is apparent the fire "took" from
a keg of ashes in "the wood-house, which is some
distance from the bed-room. It must have en
veloped everything iu flames. Rushing iu the
darkness forth from the bedroom, the frantic
children flew iu differeut directions, blinded by )
the suiokc and flatties, while the ur.naturai ;
| father, who loved his mony more than his off
spring ran up stairs 'o get his box of valuables :
while he might have easily opened the bedroom
! window at the outset, and placed himself and
! children beyond dauger—for the bedroom was i
|on the ground floor, iiut, alas for hum iu frail- j
I ty!—his miserly habits ruled hiui, and his j
| blackened bones aud ashes weie found, after
I the fire, lying across his box iu tbo Cellar, s
j where he had fallen.
As if this affair were not sufficiently shock
ing iu itselfj, we are compelled to turn to the
poor wife, who, away in Auburn, is contem
plating the happiness of her little oues, aud the
prospect of a speedy reunion with them. Be
fore I left that vicinity, to return to WateFtown,
to uight, a letter was placed iu my bauds,
which had just been received from the poor wo
man, addressed to her husband, and dated at
Auburn, last Friday. 1 extract fur you these
Mr DEAR ONES AT HOME: YOU will all be
surprised, and I trust, like tne, you will be ioy
fuliy surprised, when I tell you that 1 am com
ing home next week * * * 1 should have
stalled this morning, if I had an auswer to the
letter that I seut ou Tuesday, last. 1 feel as if
I cannot possibly wait till it comes. * * *
1 am not strong enough to eudure much though
I am very much excited with the prospect of
going. lam very much excited with the pros
pect of going home; hope I shall get calm be
fore 1 start, i thiuk I see you all looking very
happy, my dear children, when pa reads this to.
you. Be good children, and 1 hope before
another Friday noon to be with you.
"Your affectionate mother, A. M. 0."
Alas! alas! for this poor woman, when she
learns tbe fate of her "dear ckildreu," and re
alizes that after all she is alone iii the world!
May God pity and strengthen ber !
The second topic of which 1 spoke is more
agreeable to dwell upon. Early ou Sunday
morning, four prisoners, named Wilson, Ed
dy, Missie and Ward, by feigning the sickuess
of one of their number; got the jailor at this
j place, Mr. Baker, in their power, gagged and
bound him and locked him in a ceil. This
| done, they robbed him of his money and the
I keys of the prison, and were calmly taking
their leave, when they were "brought all up-
Staudiug" by beholding the jailor's little wife
1 pointing at them, thiough a railing, a loaded
revolver, aud calmly informing them that she
: would put a bullet through the first mau who
attempted to come forward. A conversation
soiuetkiug like this followed:
i'lUsuNEft—The devil you will! l r ou dou't
know how to shoot it.
MRS BVKER.—Try it aud see, if you like! I
have been practising with this pistol for the past
: tew days, aud 1 promise you 1 will kill tho first
I mau who comes torward.
I'RISO.NER. —Well, if that's your game, we'll
|be quits with you. Now, take your choice,
young woman either let us pass out iu peace,
or submit to have your husbaud's braius knock
ed out agaiust the walls of the jail. Which do
you like best!" Perhaps ihut wou't be gay,
uor uotiiiug, just to seo hiur laying out there
cold aud siiff, with his braius laying arouud.
Ha! La!—d—d pretty picture, ain't it? D—d
pretty wife you are, ain't ye, to get your bus-
OauJ killed? Come, uow, what d'ye say?—
Let us out, aud it'll be all right—won't ye?—
[And the speaker moved forward a step.)
MRS BAKER— The first mm WHO steps over
that sill dies
Aud there that, brave wouiau held those meu
at bay for somothiug like half au huur, until
help came, and they were driven into their
Desperate Fight with a Man Hh
Wouldu't Pay his Taxes.
The York county papers give the particulars
of a despot ate encouDter with t mat) named
Daniel Strong, residing iu Hellatu t|>., who is
a property holder, but has net paid his taX' s
for seven or eight years. Whenever a tax col
lector made li:s appearance, Strong would drive j
him from his premise?, sod uo officer had yet j
suoceec-ed in arresting him. On Woduesd&'jGf !
last week officer Waiiug proceeded to SI rot A
place to arrest him. Yleeiilig him
house, he toll him his etraud, and at the
time attempted to reason with hiui, saying lit j
had better go with him peaceably, and it would |
be best for all concerned. At this Strong sent
to tha kiua for a pjsiok arid l h-: -<ijHmcaetic !
swearing in the (xertcati language, and abusing t
the officer in a most shameful manner, think- |
iug, no doubt, to iotinida.e hiui and drive him
away. The officer tried agat.i to persuade :
Strong to go with him peaceably, but without i
avail. He theu tol l him that he would call on
tho following day, and then be would have to
go. He left Strong anu returned to i
The next day,according to promise, Mr. War
ing accompanied by officer llibner, again paid
Strong a visit, and found bim and his sou
Jacob in a field clove by their residence, ma
king a fence, with two loaded guns between
then). As soon as they observed itie officers
which was hot until they were but a few feet
from tire ground the officer also took hold,
and now a terriblo tnelee ensued—the elder
Strong and Waring striving for the mastery of
one gun, and Jacob and liibuer striving for
the other. In the scuffle which ensued, the gun
which Jacob had boid of was bioken to pieces,
and rendered useie.vs. Waring succeeded in
wrenching the gun from the old mau, fired it off
and stood it aside. In the meantime, Mis.
Strong aud her daughter Susanna, made
their appearance ou tho field of action, and
fought like tigers. After one gun wa<* bro
kcu and the other fired off, the two men en
deavored to driVo t,he officers away with stones,
clubs, fists. fec , but they counted without
their host, tor this time they had men to deal
with who would not be driven away. The
officers, iu self-defence, were compelled to
knock them down, llibner succeeded iu get
ting bis tuan dowu first, and commenced to tic
him. The old mau, by some means, managed
to get away from Waring, seized a pick axe
aud rai-ed it to striku llibner, when Waring
again took bold of htm, threw him down, and
proceeded to tie liitn.
\\ liilst they were being tied the women rushed
to the rescue ; the old woman took the guu
which had been left standing by the fence aud
struck Waring with it.(who caught it on his
ami,) and broke it to piece#. Tho daughter
struck llibner with a stone ou the back of the
head, causing a painful wound. The parties
fiualiy submitted, and the old mau, his sOn
and daughter, were brought to York and com
mitted to prision.
ligious excitement iu Bostuu a person met a
Christian neighbor who took him by the band
and said :
"I have become a Christian."
"Y'ou are a Christian, theu, all at once,"
said the other; "you profess to act strictly
on Christian principles. lam glad of it. I
congratulate you. Suppose wo uow have a
settlement of the little accounts between us.
Pay me what thou owest."
"No," said tho new-born child of grace,
turning ou his heel, "religion is religion, and
business is business "
So tbe papers tell us. And what is there so
very wonderful about it ? Is not the world
full of such Christianity
PATIENCE.—"You can do anything if you
only have patience,' said au old uncle, who
had made a fortune, to a nephew who had
nearly spent oue.
"Water may be cairied in a sieve, if you can
only wait."
"llow long ?" asked the petulant spend
thrift, who was impatient lor the old mau's
"Till it freezes!" was the uncle's cool
Some church affairs made it necessary for
Mr. Cartwright to visit New York city some
years ago, and it was urrauged for him that ho
sbuuiSKput up at the Astor House. It was here
than Lis brethren expected to meet hiui; his so
cial and denominational appointments had te
terence to the Astor House as his head quar
ters. When Mr. Cattwright, however, appear
ed at Astor, there was nothing in his back
woods'appearance that suggested to its propri
etors his worthy position among the fathers of
Methodism; when, therefore, he requested to be
shown to bis room, he was very cavalierly turn
ed over to a servaut to show him upstairs. Up
stairs they went—up, up, up—Mr. Cartwrighl
iu wondering amazement lost, the servant ap
parently untiriug iu his amusement of ascend
ing iwually, the servaut opened tho door of au
apartment up iu the attic story, and pointed it
out Mr. C. as his room. Father l'eter de
tained the servaut while he should lake a gene
ral survey of the premises—repeated the In
quiry if this was the room he was to occupy—
aud i t length, appearing to be well satisfied, he
disposed of his baggage, and very politely re
quested the servant to be good enough to sh nv
him down stairs again. The servant preceded
Fatli.'w Cartvvrigbt down, down, down, till they
reached at length the street lauding; but, be
fore tne servant could make his escape, Peter
inquired if he wouldu't please show him uo
again! So up they went again, heavenward, and
lat la s| Peter fouud bis room, and permitted the
; servaut to depait in peace. The servaut, how
: ever; had little more than fouud himself down
stair.*, when Uncle Peter rang the bell vigor
ously. In due time, up came the servant, by
this "<inrc panting with the usual exertion.
"My good friend, 1 am sorry to trouble you
but i should be gla 1 to see the clerk, if you
I will Le kind enough to scud him to my room."
•Ob, certainly.'
| And so down, dowu goes the servant, to
j say to the clerk thai singular old chap up in
| the upper story wanted him to conic to his
i room.
!A.nd then up goes Mr. clerk.
,4re you tho cletk?'
, (j Aes, sir.'
i i; ; I- Weil, you will place me under great obii
jWr.fUb to you, if you will show me the way down i
I • Afc—i Ttksii one.-, more down sf.vira, alter Uu- ;
ele Peter had taken another careful survey or j
the surroundings, the clerk very politely iu- I
quired if there was anything further he couid
: do for him.
"Yes," says Uncle Peter, 'yes uiy frieud, I
j would he greatly obliged to you for a broad
"A broad-axe!" says Mr. Clerk, in astouish
meut, 'and what do you propose to do with a
"1 thought I should like to '■blaze my v:ay to
my room."
It is ueedless to say that Peter Carlwright
was the liou of that week at tho Astor; and that
' it was not turther required of him to climb up ;
that endless series of stairways —but, when bis j
friends called again to iuquitc for, or call up j
ou him, they found hiui suugly euscoused iu j
one ul the most eligible rooms iu the house.
SEN TAT I YES. —On Monday, soon after the ad
-1 inurnment of the House of Representatives, the i
Lion. Mr. (Jruige, of North Carolina, and a man !
named Helper, formerly of the same State, and j
author of au abolitiau work calico "The Im
pending Crisis," had a slight personal collision j
in the Hall. The 'States' has the following j
I version of the affray :
A member who was silling net far from Mr.
Craige, states that a conversation of so marked ;
a diameter as to arrest attention bad been car
vied on some the two, when, final
ly, Mr. Craige told Helper to go away, and that
i he wished to have no difficulty with him. Ucl
| per made some insolent reply, and Mr..Craige ■
reached out his hand as if to seize him. This
j Helper resented by a blow, of au attempt at a
I blow.
A fisticuff, lasting a minute or two, but end
ing iu no material injury to either party, en
sued. The rencontre commenced iu the centre
aisle, aud ended iu the space in trout of the
clerk's desk. Members rushed iu aud separa
ted the belligerents.
According to the ttar, Mr, Helper felt him
self aggrieved by some recent remarks of Mr.
Biggs iu the Setuate. It appears a norther
Senator, iu a spceeb, had quoted from Helper's
work something concerning slavery at tlfte Scuih
vvhereupou Senator liiggs indulged in remarks
not very complimentary to the author. This
induced Helper to endeavor to ascertain who
had thus 'posted' 3lr. Biggs, aud as Mr. Craige
came from the district where he (Helper) for
merly resided iu North Carolina, he approach
ed him under the convictiou that he was the
Helper was taken befoie the magistrate by
tha sergeant-ut-arms, and iu the afternoon hold
to bail to keep the Peace. Senator llale and
Montgomery Blair appeared as his counsel.—
Upon searching Ileiper, immediately after his
arrest, a pistol and bcwic-kaife were fouud ou
his person.
A bill to erect a monument to the Pennsyl
vunians who lost their lives in the Mexican
War, to be locatde at Harrisburg, was taken
up and passed the Legislature.
Messrs. Rose aud Owen, two members of the
Pennsylvania Legislature, "liad a fight in the
rctunda of the State Capitol ou Thursday last.
VV by is the letter e a lazy aud extravagant
letter? Because it is always iu bed and never
out of debt.
The Second Advent people give out that the
world will surely "come off*' the present year.
j Tho Pittsburg Chronicle says that Gen.
j William Marks died about uoou, Saturday, iu
Beaver, in full possession of his senses, and in
the hope of that joyful immortality which his
long Christian profession aud practice justified
him in entertaining. He was about seventy
eight years of age.
Perhaps no man iu Pennsylvania ever serv
ed so long in political life. Entering the
Legislature in 1810, he coutinucd iu it uutil
1826, during which time ho was for six years
Speaker of the Senate, and was generally es
teemed a prompt, decided and impartial pre
siding officer.
In 1829 he was elected to the United States
fccnate, and served % term of six years. In
this distingished body he was cotemporary
with Webser, Calhoun, Van Huron, Benton,
Berrien, llayne, and others of the great men
of the day, most ol whom have gone before him
into the spirit land.
It is noteworthy that for five years he was as
sociated with Col. Benton on the Committee
on Military Affairs. They were, as wc stated
before, about the same age, aud though diff
ering radically in political faith, they should
have died ou the same day, and within a few
1 bunas ot each other, is truly a strange coin
cidence. May .they both meet tho toward of
lives well spent,
lowing extract is from Lover's liaudy Audy:
'ln carrying off the suiull thing of a feather
bed, Jake Take, the bold burglar, showed the
skill of a high practiouei, for be decended the
stairs backwards.'
'Backwards!' exclaimed llarry Logan, i
'what's that tor V
'You'll see by and by,' said Croggms.—
•He descended backwards, wheu suddenly he \
heard the door opening, and a female voice !
'Wheie arc you going with that bed ?' j
'l'm goiag up stairs with it, uia'm,' said
Jake, whose backward position favored his lie, '
and he began to walk up with it again.
'Come down, said the lady* 'we want uo bed j
here, man.'
'Mr. Su.iivau, ma'ui scut me home with it i
himself,' said Jake.
'OouittdoWß, 1 tell jou,' said toe lady
in.a rage, 'there's no Mr. iiullivun lives i
here.' A' ...
'I beg your pardon, my lady,' said Jack ; |
then turning luiuid and marching off with his
hi'J fair and square. \\ cil, theie was a regular
sliiilo in the house, wheu the thing was found
out, aud cast ropes wouldn't hold the lady for
the rage she was in,
Chicago iast week a rather amusing scene
took place during the baptism -of u young
lady by tlm pastor of the Tabernacle. The
Union says—' The minister requested her
to assume the dress peculiar to 6ucii au oc
casion, hut she declined to take iff her j
hooped skirt; the minister told her of the j
incouvcnience that must result from her j
obstinacy; but i:ko a true leaiale she per- !
sisted; but when she cainc to descend into j
the bath, the inflated skirt touched the ws- !
ter and up arouud her like a balloon.— j
Iter head was lost to tho congregation, she I
was swallowed up in the swelling shirt, j
the minister tried to force her dowu iuto
ibe batii, but she was kept above tho sur
face by the floating properties of crinoliue,
aud was buoyed up so successfully that it j
was not until after much difficulty and many]
forcible attempts to submerge the lady, tho J
minister succeeded in baptising the fair oue.— |
Finally it was effected, to the relief of the j
minister and the seriously inclined audi- |
ence, who could not keep from chuckling f
in their sleeves, aud laughing iu their pocket j
kerchiefs."— Boston Herald.
ANCE IN THE HOUSE.—Hon. 8. Colfax, iu a j
letter to his constituents, published iu the
South Bend Register, says:
Mr. Harris o. ill., is far gone in consumption, j
and has been bleeding from the lungs in bis i
sick room ever since the last encounter in ike i
House on the outrageous couduct of the Kansas !
Select Committee, where he acted as tbe anti- !
Lecompton leader—wheu he entered the House
exactly five minutes before ore o'clock, with j
feeble step, leaning ou the arm of his colleague, j
Morris, a thrill rati thiough the House. He >
could have heeu spared, but be refused, and j
declared that it it cost him his life, he should j
be iu his seat to vote his utter condemnation of
this shameless Iniquity. \Y hen one, who has
been for years, a Hebrew of the tlebtews in
his devotiou to his party, of which he has been
an active leader, thus perils bis life, to record
Lis hostility to this Tyranny, ought not the
people, who love Justice and hate Wrong, to
imitate his example and emulate his patriotism,
which rises higher than party, aud is willing to
give his life as a dyiug protest agaiust it.
Our "Devil," who, a few evenings since
escorted a bright-eyed little creature home
from church, while on their way she archly
looked up into his face; and with a sunny smile
upon her countenance, said :
"I'm afraid I shall never got to Heaven,"
"What reason have jou for thinking so V
he asked.
"Oh," said she," "because 1 love the
"Devil" too well."
Many letters addressed to the managers of
the bogus lotteries recently broken up iu tbe
North, cnclosiug thousands of dollars, have
been forwarded to Washington to be restored
to their deluded authors. '
The populaton of India exhibits a grand
total of 180,884,297 souls.
VOL. 31, JVO. 10.
KOMASTIC MEETING. —On the 2.3d ultimo
a passenger name to Portland by the stea
mer Anglo-Saxon, and took lodgings at one
of the city hotels. Next morning he took
the eats for this city, in company with a
gentleman who had reinaiued at the same
house with him over night, aud whose
countenance he somehow or other imagined
familiar. They got into conversation fn com
ing down the Eastern Railroad, but nothing
transpired to elicit the fact whether they had
been old acquaintances. When, they arri
ved at the depot, and had attended to their
luggage, one of the gentlemen inquired in
the hearing of the other, for a cab to take
hitu to a certain street in Charlestown. The
other said he proposed goiug to the same
street, and the two engaged the same Con
veyance. On arriving at the street in ques
tion, it appeared that they both designed to
i call on the same individual. This strange
; series of coincidences greatly puzzled both;
but their mutual surprise and delight can
jbe imagined in a degree, when they found
| they were brothers, aud that they had thus
! singularly met at the house of a third bro
i ther. One of theiu had been in the service
|of (be Pacha of Egypt for twenty.two years,
i the other has spent sixteen years in the
i East ladies while the third has been in this
; country during muetec-n years past. The
brothers are natives of Scotland, aud Lave
not seen each other for tweuty-fou? tears.—
Boston Ledger. IPgjp
DAD MORTON. —There is an old chap in the
State of Vermont, who is known as' Dad' Mor
ton, and is famous as a story-teller. lie re
lates a great many yarns, some of vvhieh are
of a Manchanseuish charater, though by fre
quently nat rating them ho hu brought him
self to believe that they are indisputable facts.
I had beet) talking with the old man oftfca
sensible manners and customs of our forefathers
and their success in doing the business of life,
when lie broke out:
♦'l'll tell ye, them ancestors of our'a didn't
do nothin' halfway?. But there's an t Wful Tal
lin of? of sense them times. Why in my time
when 1 was a boy, things went on more econ
omical than now. We all work'd. My work
was to take care of the hen aud chicking;*, fioin
one hen; and I'll tell ye bow I did it. 1 took
an old whiskey bariel and filled It up with fresh
eggs, and thou put it on the south side of a barn
with some horse manure around the bung Bole.
The old critter kept her seitin' and iu three
weeks J heard 'peep.' Then 1 put my car to
spigot, when the peeping glowed like a swarm
of bees. 1 didn't sap auy thing to the folks
at ait about the hatching, for they'd all the
time told me I was a fool, but the next morn
ing knocked the Lead out of the barrel uud
covered the Laru floor, two deep, all over, with
little chiekings. Now, you umy laugh as much
as you please, but it's true. That's so."
There is an association iu Philadelphia, com
posed of about thirty Germans, who aim at im
proving the breed of Canary birds, and last
mouth they published their thirteenth anual re
port. From that the bird sales of Philadelphia
are confined to Geruiaus, and auiouut to §40,-
000 annually, and three-quarters of that sum
is derived from the sale of canaries. The
common or original Canary is of the least val
ue, and sells at about §2; tbc improved kinds
bring from §8 to §lO a[iece, aud are from
Ceutiul Europe. The great majority of these
birds were obtained from Belgium, where they
arc bred in houses by the peasants, who raised
them as a pastime. They are what are called
"long" ana "short" breeds. Birds of the loug
breed are procured from Brussels, Antwerp and
Detiz, where they sometimes obtaiu extrav
agant prices. Their cost depends upon tha
color and shape;, the pure yellow beiDg the most
esteemed. They are only used for the purpose
of breeding, aud often times sell for §do a
pair. Tbe short breed is raLed by the people "
of Harts mountains. Next to tbe Belgium, the
French bird is most prized.
capitalist in this country, worth his sever
al millions, on being asked why lie did not
have a biography of Lis life written. What
an answer, and what a sad truth to be made
and considered by one who lias spent a lcog
life in amassing wealth; and now, with
trembling liuibs, stepping into the grave,
the startling truth, quite too late it is to be
feaied, flashed across tbe mind, that his life
had been a failure —its great object, and the
ouly one worthy the atteution of an immor
tal being, having been entirely overlooked,
or negleeted! What more than such a thougi
need occupy a sane mind, to fill andkeeb it full
of unutterable anguish? Life a failure':
Header—whosoever you may be, poor 01
rich—did you ever ask yourself whether jour
life also has been a failure? Whether jou ur<
living merely for this world?—laying up the
; treasures of which you cannot avail yourself
i iu your time of greatest need?
Gleaner publishes tho following testhuo- •
nial :
".Messrs. Editors- —Permit me through
jour columns, to bear testimony to a val
uable medicine. My great aunt has bcec
striving to reach heaven for twenty years.—
Having a cough, she finally fell into the
hauds of the "retired physiceti,*' whose
"sands of life have nearly run out." Fhe,
purchased a bottle of his Cannabis Intliea,
from whicli she gained strength, judgiug .
from tho violence of her cough. On ta
king the second her strength so increased
that she was able to cough ail day and nigh'
without interruption. The third landed her
iu heaven. Thus in tha brief space.of time,
the fond hopes aud anUcipacioM of more than
a quarter of a century are realized lor the sutu
of seven dollars twelve and a half cent*."