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ATTORNEYS AT LAW.
RMMEUL AND I.INGENFELTF.R,
ATTORNEYS AT LAW, aanrosD, PA.
Have formed a partnership in the practice of
the Law, in new brick building near the Lutheran
Church. [April 1, 1864-tf
JYJ. A. POINTS,
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ofthe Mengel House. apl 1, IS64.—tf.
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Office on Juliana street, one door South of the
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House" April 28, 1865.-t
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PITT STREET, TWO DOORS WEST OF THE BED
FORD HOTEL, BEIFORD, PA.
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RY. SPECTACLES. AC.
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Bedford Oct 29. '65.,
p N. HICKOK,
> R '- V „ DENTIST.
Office &t the old stand in
BANK BUILDING, Juliana St., BEDFORD.
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As I am deteimined to do a CASH BUSINESS
or none, I hare reduced the prices for Artificial
Teeth of the various kinds, 20 per cent., and of
Uold fillings 33 per cent. This reduction will he
made only to strictly Cash Patients, and all such
will receive prompt attention. 7fch6B
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ception of visitor? and boarders. The rooms are
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renewal of their patronage.
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mayl7, 7:ly WM. DIBERT, Trop'r.
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IA HUNTINGDON. PA.
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home. Address, J. MORRISON,
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3]julytf Huntingdon, Pa. !
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AIN'T I SWEETt
From Peter's Musical Monthly.
My good mamma, she feels so sad,
And says I am a Hirt,
Because I go to promenade
All in my wulking skirt;
She thinks I ought lo be ashamed
To go out in the street,
With clothes, she says, all fussed and fixed,
To show my little feet.
We want the sanction of the gents
In all our style of clothes ;
And yet I love to please mamma,
But more to please the beaux.
And ever thus you'll find it is,
When ladies walk the street:
They'll try and manage some good way
To show their pretty feet!
Our bonucts r.ow are but a "wife,"
Though "mighty" 1 dear they cost;
Beneath our furbelows and bows
Our little forms are lo3t;
The tiny heels upon our shoes,
They are so gay aud neat,
And solely made, you may be sure,
To show our handsome feet 1
With parasol above me held,
And our '"mamma" to see,
I fascinate the darling men
Where'er I chance to be.
"Oh ! what a charming, lovely girl!"
I hear them oft repeat.
To make their hearts go pit-a-pat.
I show my pretty feet!
Cno.—Ain't I sweet, ain't I sweet?
I know I'm sweet, and have a right
To promenade the street,
And glad there is a style
To show my pretty feet.
Put out thy talents to their use —
Lay nothing by to rust;
Give vulgar ignorance thy scorn,
And innocence thy trust.
Kise to thy proper place in life—
Trample upon all sin,
But still the gentle hand hold out
To help the wanderer in.
So live, iu faith aud noble deed,
Till earth returns to earth —
So live, that meu shall mark the time
Gave such a mortal birth.
MATT Elt S MATRIMONIAL.
Girls are sometimes sharp in urging meD
to ask the questions which by ctiquete they
are not allowed to ask thtru-elves. A lover, >
vainly trying to explain .-time scientific
theory to his fair inatnoraia said :
"The question is difficult, and 1 don't see
what I can do to make it clear."
"Suppose you pop it," whispered the;
"Miss Brown," said a young fellow to
a brisk brunette, "I have been to learn to j
tell fortunes. Just let me have your hand
if you please."
"La! Mr. White, how sudden you are!
Well, go and a-k pa."
That reminds us ot a story of the Profes
sor Wilson. A young man who had gained ;
the affections of his daughter, waited upon j
"Papa" and statedhis case, of which the pro
fessor had a previous inkling. The young j
gentlemen was directed lo desire the lady to
come to her father, and doubtless her obe
dience was prompt. Professor Wilson had
before hiin, in review some work on the fly
leaf of which was duly inscribed: "With
the author's compliments'"—He tore this
out, pinned it to the daughter's dress,
solemnly led her to her young lover, and
1 went back to his work.
Often times a girl says "no" to an of
fer, when it is as plain as the nose on her
face, she means "yes." The beat way to
judge whether she is iu earnest or not is to
look straight into her eyes and never mind
There are some people that never "pop
the question" but once. They are cautious,
they love wiih their whole hearts before
they ask that all important question, and
they never love again. Others go through
life "popping" to eveiy girl tl.ey are
fortunate enough to be introduced to, and
to ba treated civilly by, and are never
answered "yes." He that says bluntly,
'AN ill you marry me ?" has no music in his
soul, or is a widower, courting a house or
".Popping the question" in Peru is very
romantic. The suitor appears on the ap
pointed evening, with a gaily dressed
| troubadour, under the bulcony of his be
: loved. The singer steps before the flower
| bedecked window, and sings her beauties in
; the name of her lover. He compares her j
size to that of a palui tree, her lips to two
blushing rose-buds, and her womanly lorm
; to that of a dove. With assumed harshness,
j the lady asks her lover:
"W ho are you, and what do you want ?"
lie answers with ardent confidence :
"The dive Ido adore! The stars live in
the harmony of love, and why should we
; uot, too, love each other?"
Then the proud beauty gives herself away,
she takes her flower wreath from her hair,
and throws if down to her lover, promising
: to be his forever.
: Some people considers these matters very
philosphically. A love smitten piofessor in
one of our colleges, after conversing awhile
with his Dulcinea on the interesting subject
of matrimony, concluded at last with a
declaration, and put the emphatic question
"Will you have me ?"
"I am sorry to disappoint you," replied
; the lady, "and hope my refusal will not
aive pain, but must answer 'no.' "
"Well, well, that will do, madam," said
her philosophical lover; "and now suppose
we change the subject."
A gentleman known by the name of
Dodd, who is a matter of fact business
man, who always, gets goods at the lowest
j price, began to get advanced in years. He
called on a lady friend r and inquired of her
what she thought about the advisability of
bis getting married.
"Oh Mr. Dodd, that is an affair in which
I am not greatly interested, and I prefer to
leave it to yourself."
"But," says Dodd, "you are interested;
and, my dear girl, will you marry me?"
The young lady blushed, hesitated, Jand
i finally, as Dodd was very well to do in the
world, he accepted him. Whereupon the
matter of fact Dodd coolly responded :
I "Well, well, I'll look about, and if I
BEDFOIiD, PA.. FRIDAY, APRIL 23- IN(il).
don't find anybody that suits me better than
you, Fll come back."
But often conversance* in reference to
these matters partake more of acerbity.
A very diminutive specimen of a nun
lately solicited the bund of a fine buxom
"Oh, no," raid the fair insulting lady:
"I can't think of it for a moment. The fact
: is, Jul 11, you're a little too big for a cradle,
and a little too small to go to church with, j
HOW TO FURNISH A HOUSE.
BY HENRY WARD BEECH ER.
It is the man's own mind that makes any- j
thing beautiful. If one he rich in the af
fections aud in tin; taste, he will soon make |
everything about him scui beautiful. It is
rrue that there is a natural adaptation in
forms, colors and harmonious combinations,
;to excite pleasure and admiration. But
oven the. rarest grace and choicest beauty
are without effect upon one who is deficient
in ta>!e. And, on the other hand, things
plain and even homely, become beautifuHn
the presence of a sou! that has the power
to cover all externa! things with associations
which are derived from the affections or the
fancy. lam fond of thinking that morning
g'or'e aveamturalsymboloftbistruth. Not
heeausc they are loth graceful and beauti-
I ful, perhaps beyond all the vines of the
Temperate Zone, hut because they hare the
art of making other things beautiful. In
the spring I set a single stake in the ground,
and at the top nail on one or tw cross-pieces
a yard long, at the foot are planud morning
glories. All the spring and early summer
that slake is an offence to uie. It stands,
morning and evening, bare, gaun', and bard;
but, by the last of July, the convolvulus has
clasped it. twined about it, spread over each
cross piece, returned upon itself, ami heaped
up an airy mass of leaves, every morning
starred all over with exquisite blossoms!
There, all the rest of Ihe season, stauds that j
pillar of beauty, sustained by a dry and
homely cedar stake, but glorified by the
profuse and generous tine which covers it!
[L have seen just such things done, by the
way, in the household. Some pragmatical
fellow, by God's special and wonde ful fa
vor has married a woman of rare goodness
and ia-te. He is hard, dry, literal, stiff and
immovable. She twines about him and
"hrows out tendrils, leaves and blossoms, a
perpetual wealth of beauty, that hides his
ugliness. "Ah," says the man, "all this
burden of leaves may be very well, but what
would you do if it were not for my strength
on which you climb! It is I that give your
beauty all the advantage!" Foolish and
conceited |>rig—you might stand to all eter
nity, if alone, without a change in your tig
lines?; while this sweet vine, even if it bad
nothing to ban upon, would have covered
the ground, and wreathed around itself,
would have lilted a dome of beauty so high
above the ground that the soil, rain-spatter
ed, should not touch it with defilement.
L-t me see —where was I before that pa
renthesis? Ah! I see. My morning glories
do not a.-k anything to bo made beautiful
for tlmu. It is thoir business to -l.
beauty for themselves and for others. I had
a heap of stones on one side of my boundary
fence, heaped for convenience till I should
wish to use thetn. I took a handful of con
volvulus seed and threw them along the
edge, and said, pray help me! Now not a
stone can be seen ! Instead of a gray or yel
low heap, there stands a green altar some '
twenty feet long and eight feet high, beau
tiful all day, hut exquisite every morning, j
pa-t all words, with hundreds of floral bells,
moistened with dew. And, not content
with this, these sweet vines have wreathed
tbrirarm? together, and reached up to the
branches of some sumack bushes, and now
are climing all over them, and wreathing
their green around the cones of brilliant
crimson sumack berries; and still going on,
I found them reaching into the lower
branches of a stately tulip tree, as if they
meant next to take this rugeed giant cap
tive by the wiles of their beauty!
There is no bou?e so poor that a blossom
iog, twining nature, cannot bring beauty to
it! The plainest chairs, the scantiest car
pet, the rudest furniture, become endeared
to those who have lived, loved, and rejoiced |
in their presence. There is yonder a cradle, !
shaped ot coarse plank, rudely fastened, ill I
proportioned, and cluiny. Rut a mother j
has in that cradle rocked all her children. !
In her eye* it has taken something of beau- i
ty from every child. It glows with memor
ies fresher than all the color* which wealth !
can wrap around crib or cradle. Its very j
rudeness and its noisy rockers have become ;
pleasant to her fancy.
A contented disposition, an affectionate j
heart, a fruitful fancy, a pure and gentle
taste, will make a wilderness bud and blos
som as the rose.
If one is poor in pocket, there is -he more
need that he be rich in heart. If one can
not hire the architect nor fee the upholster
er, let him all the more use his own thoughts
as builders, and from the loon within draw
our patterns rarer and daintier than are ever
woven in foreign factories. Hi* dwelling
cannot be unfurnished or homely who is him
self well furnished and beautiful within.—N.
THE AMERICAN FACE.
Dr. Bellows writes the Liberal Christian,
from Florence, as follows :
"Mr. Powers, the sculptor, says the
American face is distinguished from the
English by the little distance between the
brows and the eye?, the openness of the nos
trils, and the thinness of the visage. It is
still more marked, I think, by a mongrel
quality, in which all nationalities contribute
their portion. The greatest hope of Amer
ica is its mixed breed of humanity, and what
now makes the irregularity of the American
face is predestined to make the versatility
ami universality of the American character.
Already, spite of a conrinental seclusion,
America i> the most cosompniitan country
on the globe. Provincial or local as man
ners or habits may be, idea* and sympathies
in America are woild-wide. And there is
nowhere a eiiy in which so many people
have the complete world under their eyes
and in their hearts and served up in the
morning press with their breakfast, at New
ITIS not the painting, gilding and carving
that make a good ship ; but if she be a nim
ble sailer, tight and strong lo endure the
seas, that is le-r excellence. It is the edge
and temper of the blade that make a good
sword, not the richness of the scabbard ; and
go it i* not money or possessions that make
a tu.in considerable, but his virtues.
A STONE HOWL FULL OF GOLD—
REMARK A RLE DISCOVERY.
There has been one emotion in Paris dur
ing (he last lew days, created by the sudden
reappearance in the world of Paris of the
V ieomtc de , one of the quondam
favorites, who had left the city in the great
est condemnation and disgrace some seven
years ago, and who returned bronzed and
hardened, both in mind and person, to re
sume the place among hie friend* which not J
they but he declared he had forfeited by his
own imprudence and folly.
i>y the kindness of * relative he was ena
bled to steam *wy for New Grenada, where j
he h,d been able to obtain a situation as
cleik to the engineer just then employed in
the construction cf a line of railway through
In this position he fulfilled his small du
ties with the most perfect exacitude for
more than three years, and at the end of
that time, the railway being terminated, was ;
ordered to another duly in another part of
tie country. The way was over the steep- I
est mountains. He had already got ttirougn
the greater part of his journey when, one
dny, overcome by the heat, he laid himself
down by the side of a running stream, which
refreshed him both by sight and sound, aud
fell lo musing on the hard fate which had
torn him from his relatives and ftiends to
wander thus a lonely exile in a foreign land,
whet his attention was suddenly called from
these high flights to a circumstance which
was taking place immediately beneath his
eye, and which had escaped him while gaz
ing 01 the heavens.
The phenomenon was this: Close to
where his head was lying amid the grass and
flowers, the running water formed an eddy,
which after turning in a tiny whirlpool, pro
ceeded to fall into a narrow aperture, whence,
on examination, he beheld no issue. Ilis
eurioiity was aroused, and he raised him
self up to gaze down into the hollow, the
sides of which he found to con-ist of two
blocks of stone, so worn down and polished
by the continued rush of the current that he
could see to ihe vety bottom. The sight
he there beheld made him stagger and fall
back, almost without consciousness on the
gra<s. In that single hollow had filtered
fur centuries the gold sand carried by the
current from the bed ofthe river some miles
higher up, where gold washing had been
carried on for many generations.
There lay before him one glittering pile
of the precious ore, gleaming at the bottom
of the limpid water, and demanding only a
stroDg hand and resolute will, both of which
he possessed, to draw it to the surfa-e.
Needless to say, he retraced his steps to the
place whence he had departed, and soon
returned, bringing back men and machin
ery, and. as he says, when telling the wond
rous tale, "You may believe me if you
choose, hut in less than three weeks 1 Lad
become the richest man in the whole repub
lic." What bears out tbe assertion is the
purchase he ha* just made of one of the
mansions at tie Barriered® l'Ktoile, and the
splendid style in which lit- has mounted his
e , * t " ! *hinent.
The power of man's conduct depends
upon the number of motives which it has to
pu?h it. When a train of cars is stuck in
the snow, they first put one engine behind,
and it pushes, and butts, and butts and
pushes, and the train creeps slowly along a
little way, and stops. They send for another
engine, and put that behind and with the
two they draw back to gaiu some impetus,
and then plunge into the drift, and the Irain
stops again. They send for the third engine
and put that behind; and now there are
three great motive forces, and tbey plunge
in, and up springs the snow on every side,
and the train moves as though it were going
to overcome the obstruction; but its speed
decreases at every revolution of the wheels,
and it soon stops. They want one more en
gine; and now, with the four, they will
shove the train through with a power that
Well, here is a line of conduct; and the I
more motives you put against it, the more
forcible it will be. A man's action will be
powerful in proportion to the number of
faculties that arc inspired to urge him for
ward. Mixed motives, therefore, are de
sirable. —You say, "I performed a good
deed to day, but it does not seem to have
proceeded from a single motive; 1 think I
can distinctly trace, as having had to do
with that deed, six different motives."
Which was the leading one ? "Well, I
think benevolence was the strongest." Then
what was next ? "Well, 1 think conscience
was the next." And what was there then ?
"Well, to speak the truth, I think pride,
and some aeuse of what was becoming and
proper, came next." And what then ?
"Well, I am sure that 1 fell into the weak
ness of thinking that people would know it,
and praise me; and I think that adulterated
my other motives." Adulterated them?
It did not do any such thing. It cooper*
ted with thcuo. If benevolence was first,
ti.at was a nt motive, anu men you might
'put as many behind it as you pleased. Only
let that motive which leads all the rest, and
gives direction to them, be high and divine,
and then behind it put every in ive you
can, and you will not adulterate i', livery
one you add is an adjuvant, mi ! r such
circumstances. But if it is selfi hriess that
leads, then you may well su-pect all j"Ur
motives; for with such a lead r, they will all
be serving a wrong end; but it wiil be be
ciuse the leading one is not right. Let the
mind go right end first, and then the more
motives you have, the better. And the
great trouble with persons in life is not that
they have mixed motives, but tliey have
too few motives; for such is the nature of
things that, in proportion as 3011 go toward
things low and gross, the fewer motives can
be brought to bear on conduct; while in
proportion as you go toward that which is
high and pure, the more motives can be
made to co-operate in that direction. It is
; not, then mixed motives that ought to trou
j hie you, but wrong motives —that is, wrong
faculties in the lead. —Henry Ward Bee
I ch r.
AN eight- hour a-day man, in going home
i one evening for his supper, found his wife
sitting in her best clothes, on the front
stoop, reading a volume of travels. "How
is that!" ho exclaimed. "Where's tny
supper." "Ldon't know," replied the wile,
"1 began to get breakfast at six o'clock this
morning, and my eight hours ended at two
AN obstinate man does not hold opinions,
but they hold him.
Reader ! have you a mite, one solitay atom,
ot common sense ? If you have, be persua
ded to made a healthful use of it and com
| nienee on the instant. As soon as spring
begins to set in. almost everybody ha* more
or less a feeling of lassitude; there is less
j buoyancy, less of an appetite, less disposi
tion to exercise; some are so indisposed that
they have to keep in the house, and num
| bers take to their beds. All this is your
| own fault; it's because you have got no
sense, not a particle; or, if you have, you do
not make use of it. You can readily under
stand that now, as tie weather is warmer,
you do not require as much fire in the
house; and may be you are wondering why
ihe servants will persi.-t in making the
house hotter now than in the depth of win
ter; they are ODly burning as much fuel now
as in mid-winter, and they have not the
sense to know this, or at least they do not
care to think. The human body is a house
to be kept warm; and, to be in health, its
heat must be maintained at the same tern
perature the year round—that is, about
ninety-.-ix degrees. The stomach is, in a
sense, the furnacs; the food put into it the
fuel; the lungs set it on fire. Why, then,
do you eat in warm weather as much as in
cold weather? On a spring day, when
scarcely any fire is needed in the house, you
cram as much fuel into your stomach as in
the depth of winter. You see now that
you have not as much sense as Biddy; she
is only trying to burn up your house, you
are trying to burn yourself up with fever.
A baby not three mouths old has too much
sense to poke its little finger into the candle
twice; yet you are poking your whole glut
tonous hulk, head foremost, every day into
the furnace, and yet actually don't know
what hurts you. You don't think; or, if
you do, they are such diluted, milk and wa
ter "thinks," that a dime a load would be
a bad bargain to the purchaser.
Iu adult life all the food we eat serves two
purposes; it sustains and keeps warm. For
the latter object meats, oils, butters, gra
vies, and sweets are used; hence, in warm
weather, a comparatively small amount of
these things should be eaten; but in their
place take breads, fruits, vegetables, melons,
and berries. Nature's instincts call loudly j
for the acids of berries and fruits, and for
the earliest tender vegetables, the "greens" j
and tbe salads of our gardeners. It ia be
cause they have no heating qualities; tbev
aro rather "cooling in their nature. They
who spend much of their time indoors,
would enjoy an exemption from a great
many bodily discomforts if, upon the first
day of spring, they would begin to have
meat for only one meal in the day, and in
lessening quantities as the summer comes
on. — J id Its Journal of Health.
BETTER THAN A CONSTABLE.
A French paper gives us the following
dog story, which will fully match anything j
we have lately met with ;
"No dogs admitted, sir," said the porter |
I ' • e<ey otouiUag, at, a young man aud i
his dog appeared at the entrance
"You must leave him behind if you go
"Very well," said the young man ; "stay
about here, Prince, till I come back."
Br and by the yeuog man wished to
refer to his watch, when behold! the chain
had been snapped in two and the valuable
time piece was gone. He considered the
case a moment, and then a sudden thought
flashed through his mind. So stepping out,
he whispered the fact to the porter, and
gained permission to take his dog in for a
minute or two.
"Look here, Prince," said he, "you
knowing dog, my watch is stolen," and he
showed him the empty pocket and the cut
chain. "Do you understand, old fellow?
Where sir, is the thief ? You find it my
good doggie, and I'll give you a famous
treat. You understand, do you?"
Prince wagged his tail, and gave his
master a very knowing and eute look, and
then the two stole quickly into the place.
Quickly the dumb detective glided around
among the people, smelling away at this
one's coat and that one's chain, until at last
he set his teeth firmly into the coat-skirt of i
a genteel-looking man, and could not be
The young man quickly made known the
ease to the bystanders, who had gathered
around him, and had the thief's pocket*
duly searched. Six other watches were
found on him which he had gathered up in
the course of the morning, and which the
frighteivd owners were glad to get their
Prince selected out his master's property
in a twinkle, as that was all he cared for,
and gave it to him joyfully. It would have
taken a very keen policeman to do the work
so neatly and so quickly, and all agreed that
he merited as good a dinner as a dog could
have. A good beef bone and a bowl of;
milk, however, abundantly latisfied all his
wants, and then he was just as ready to do
(Via c*mc faror over arain.
HOW LONG WE MIGHT LIVE.
Professor Faraday adopts Flourah s phy
siological theory that the najural age of a
man is one hundred years. The duration
ofthe life he believes to be measured by the j
time of growth. When once the bones and i
eipbysis are united the body grows no more ;
and at twenty years, this union is effected
in man. In the camel it takes place at
eight; in the horse at five; in the rabbit at
one. The natural termination of life is five
removes from these several poiuts. Man
being twenty years in growing, lives five
times twenty years, that is, one hundred;
the camel is eight years iu growing, and
live* five times eight years, that is to say ;
forty years; the horse is five years in grow
ing, and he lives twenty-five years; and so
with other animals. The nun who docs
not die of sickness lives everywhere from
eighty to one hundred years. Providence
has given to a mau a century of life, but he
does not attain to it because he inherit* dis- i
ease, eats unwholesome food, gives 'license
to passions, and permits vexations to disturb
his healthy equipoise. He does not die; he
The learned professor also divides life into
equal halves, growth and decline, and halves
into infancy, youth, virility, and age. In
fancy extends to the twentieth year; youth
to the fiftieth, because it is during this
period the tissues become firm; virility from
fifty to seventy-five, duringwhieh tbe organ
ism remains complete, and at seventy-five
old age commences, to last longer or shor
ter time, as the dimunition of reserved for
ces is hastened or retarded.
VOIs. 42: XQ, 16
A SWEET IIOJJ E.
There are some people who are not con
tent to let us eat our bugs and worms and
■lirt in peace. They worried at us with tri
| chinas horrors until we gave up much of
| oar pork—which was a good thing. Now
j they have leveled their compound micro
scopes at the brown sugar barrel and are
j driving us, with their pictures of criggly
i crabs, into the use of white sugar—which
real economy ought bave led us to long ago.
. Ia brief, their story is that all raw, or brown
sugar, is infested with minute insect*—some
times large enough to be seen by the naked
| eye which live on the foreign albuminous
matter in the sugar. As many as 100,000
hare been found in a single pound. They
are lively, rapid, crab-like fellows, and first
cousins, if not nearer relatives, of the insect
which burrows under the ikin, and produces
the disease known in humble life as the
"itch. ' That these are never found in re
fined sugar is due to the fact tbat the very
process of refining removes them as well as
tllß ulimminAiia imu-ullu An ml, LI. ,V,o„
feed. That the sugar refiners may have in
terested themselves in throwing light on
this subject is quite probable, but the facts
seem to be undoubtedly as stated. Two
comforts present themselves: the first, tbat
it will no more hurt us to eat several millions
more of the sacuri saccluiri than the several
millions we have already eaten, and, aecondly
that white sugar is probably cheaper, dollar
for dollar and sweetues* for sweetness, than
the populous brown sugar.
AN ANCIENT STATUE EXHUMED.
A late Greek paper mentions the discov
ery, in the course of some excavations in the
island of Cephalonia, of a statue of Her
cules, entire in all its parts, and better pre
served than almost any known relic of Gre
cian art. It appears to belong either to the
very highest period of that art, the days of
Phidias and Praxiteles, or, at least, to an
age but little later than theirs. The posture
is said to be very admirable, the body lean
ing toward the richt, with the left shoulder
a little elevated, the left hand wrapped
around with the lion's skin, and the right
cloaed with a grasp expressive of mighty
strength. The right foot rests firmly on
the pedestal, while the left only touches it
on tiptoe. The whole expression is intense
ly lire like, particularly that of the head.
The hair and beard are thick and curly, and
the eyes full of brilliant expression.
A GOOD WIFE. —We can always tell what
sort of a woman a man marries, by the way
be treats the printer. If be gets a common
wife lie forgets tbc printer altogether. If
he gets a tolerably good wife he will send in
the notice of his marriage. If he gets a
very good one, he will send the printer a
slice of cake accompanying the notice. If
he gets an extra good one, he will send a
greenback with the notice. And if be gets
a glorious, angelic creature—all affection
and goodness—he is sure to send the printer
a gold or silver dollar with the notice of his
happiness. No good wife allows her hus
| band to owe for his paper, and if their worse
half aoes not attend to these thrngs, it is a
clear case of deception; because a man that
won't pay for his paper will deceive his
wife, and we have our opinion of such.—
I MI ST pity that young man who, with a
little finery of dress andrecklesshess of man
ner, with his coarse passions all daguerreo
typed upon his face, goes whooping through
the streets, driving an animal much nobler
than himself, or swaggering into some
haunts of show and call it "enjoying life."
He thinks he is astonishing the world ; and
he is astonishing the thinking part of it, who
arc astonished that he is not astonished at
himself. For look at that compound of
flesh and impudence, and say if on all this
earth there is anything more pitiable ! lie
know anything of the true joy of life? As
well say that the beauty and immensity of
the universe were all enclosed in the field
where the prodigal lay among the huska and
the swine.— Chapin.
Look round the habitable globe, how few
Kr.ow their own good, or knowing it pur
How void of reason are our hopes aad fears!
What in the conduct of our life appears
So well design'd so luckily begun,
But when we have our wish, we wish un
AN old woman received a letter, and sup
posing it to be from one of her absent sens,
she called on a person near to read it to her.
He accordingly began to read, "Dear
mother," then making a stop to find out
what followed (as the writing was rather
bad), the old lady exclaimed, "Oh, 'tis my
poor Jeiry; he always stuttered !"
Ax Irish gentleman was relating in com
pany that he saw a terrible wind the other
night. "Saw a wind!" said another. "I
never hoard of a wind being Seen. But pray,
what was it like?" "Like to have blown my
house about my ears," replied the firat.
WHY was it commanded in the Law,
"Thou slialt not curse the deaf;" because it
is an extremely unjust and cruel thing to
attack those who, since they do not hear
the accusations brought against them, have
| not the means of defending themselves.
AN officer, in full regimentals, apprehen
sive lest he should come in contact with a
! chimney sweep that was pressing towards
; him, exclaimed, "Keep off, you black ras
cal." "You were as black as me before you
were boiled," cried sooty.
IV'Auf was it*
Formed long ago, yet made to-day,
I'm most in use when others sleep;
What few would like to give away,
/ nd none would ever like to keep.
IF thou bcarest slight provocations with
patience, it shall be imputed unto thee for
wisdom ; and if thou wipest them from thy
; remembrance, thy heart shall feel rest —thy
mind shall not reproach thee.
A HOUSE built on sand is, in fair weather,
just as good as if builded on a rock. A cob
web is as good as the mightiest cable when
tbcre is no strain on it. It is trial that
proves one thing weak and another strong.
SEEING a cellar nearly finished, a wag
1 gish author remarked that it was an excel
1 lent foundation for a story.
. "OUR life is made up of little things,'
Our attention to them is the index ol ou
character, and often the balance by which i
; is weighed.
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without notice, at the expiration of the time for
which the subscription has been paid.
Single copiesof the paper furnished, in wrappers,
at five cents each.
Communications on subjects of local or general
ntercst, are respectfully solicited. To ensure at
tention favors of this kind must invariably be
accompanied by the name of the author, not for
publication, but as a guaranty against imposition.
Ail tetters pertaining to business of the office
should be addressed to
JOHN LUTZ, BEDVORC, Pa.
AGES OK LITERAHT MEN. —Carlyl* is 74
I years of age; Tennyson is 59; Charles Reade
55; Anthony Trollope, 54; William H. Rus
[ sell (known better here as "Bull Run Rus
' sell"), 53; Wilkie Collins, 45; and George
; Augusta Sala, 43.
HEBE is independent journalism, accor
ding to the Louisville Courier standard:
j "We say to our Democratic friends in
every part of Louisville, stand by your nom
inee if be is tbe devil bimseif. Yon may
not like him, but in the long run it will be
the best, and you will live to own as much."
BILI-S THAT FAILED. —AmoDg the bills
that failed of passage in oue or the other
House of Congress, at the late session, were
the following: The bill in relation to the
re-distribution of the currency; the bill re
moving disabilities from several hundred
Southern people; the bill establishing a
; Government monopoly of the Alaska far
I ea! trade; the bill defining the meaning of
the eight-hour law; General Fremont's El
Paso railrosd scheme, and the resolution of
sympathy with Cuba.
FOREIGN OBJECTS IN THE LINOS.—A
metalic tube, com posed of tin and copper,
one half an inch long and weighing eleven
grains, was recently, in a fit of coughing,
expelled from the lungs of a girl twelve
years of age, living in New York city. The
tube, being the whistle of an India rubber
air ball, was two years ago accidentally
forced into the upper part of the larynx,
and thence, in the attempts to remove it by
emetics, was lodged in the lungs. During
the whole of the period mentioned, the girl
suffered from an oppressive sensation on the
chest and from continued coughing. During
one of the paroxysms the tube was ejected.
This occurrence gives a strong illustration
of the remedial force of nature, which is
sometimes successful in affording relief when
all the resources of surgery and medicine
have been tried and failed.
COLORING MARBLE.— Seme months ago
an inventor in New York, while seeking
some means ot making barrel staves imper
vious to petroleum, accidentally used a piece
of marble to wedge the barrel he was experi
menting upon, into its place in the vat con
taining the aolution with which he was try
ing to fill the pores of the wood. On taking
out the marble he noticed that it was beau
tifully atained, but threw it aside without
further thought. About a month later he
picked it up, examined it, tried to wash it
clean, failed, broke it with a hammer stroke,
and !o! the color had penetrated the whole
mass ! This discovery has been pushed on,
and it is now claimed that six hundred dif
ferent hues cau be permanently imparted to
TOBACCO AND BALDNESS. —Dr. Hoffman
argues, in the Pacific Medical and Surgical
Journal, that the use of tobacco, by impe
ding the circulation and preventing the free
and natural supply of nourishment to the
hair, occasions baldness. In support of
this theory he says. "A gentleman under
forty years of age, and a patient of mine,
who had been in the habit of usiDg tobacco
to excess for many years, and who had been
for the last five or six years both bald-headed
and gray-haired, found it necessary a few
months ago to quit the use of tobacco en
tirely. He has entirely recovered his health
which was bad while he used tobacco; he
also has recovered entirely from his baldness
and his gray locks have been replaced by an
unusually luxuriant growth of natural hair,
of as fine a black hue as one could wish to
see; he has also lost that sallow, bees-wax
hue of skin and sickly paleness of color
which slaves to the weed so generally have.
All of this might be expected as a very
natural result, except the growth of hair
and its change of color, which in this case,
at least has occurred as one of the results of
leaving off a noxious habit."
THE English language must appear fear
fully and wonderfully made to a foreigner.
One of them looking at a picture of a num
ber of vessels, said, "see that flock of
ships." He was told that a flock of ships
was called a fleet, and that a fleet of sheep
was called a flock. And it was added, for
his guidance, in mastering the intricacies of
our language, that a flock of girls is called
a bevy, that a bevy of wolves is called a gang,
and that a gang of angles is called if host,
and that a host of porpoises is called a shoal,
and a shoal of buffaloes is called a herd, and
a herd of childred is called a troop, and a
troop of partridges is called a covey, and a
covey of beauties is called a galaxy, and a
galaxy of ruffians is called a horde, and a
horde of rubbish Is called a heap, and a
heap of oxen is called a drove, and a drove
of blackguards is called a mob, and a mob
of whales is called a school, and a school of
worshippers is called a congregation, and a
congregation of engineers is called a corps,
and a corps of robbers is called a band, and
a band of locusts is called a swarm, and a
swarm of people is called a crowd.
A NORTH WALES paper thus begins one
|of its paragraphs: "The inhabitants of
Llanbedrgoch, and the contiguous parish of
LlanfairmathafarDeithaf A very
pleasant word those last thenty-three letters
THERE is nothing which so surely takes
all the heart and strength and nobleness of
character oat of a man as the habit of doing
from morning till night and from day to day,
just what he likes, and ouly because lie likes
A FRIEND, having met Sheridan, asked
him how he fared. "Ob," answered Sheri
dan, "I have turned over a new leaf, and
now go on like clock-work." Ah." replied
the other, "tick, tick, tick."
To be free from desire is money ; to be
free from the rage of perpetually buying
something new is a certain revenue ; to be
content with what we possess constitutes the
greatest and most certain of riches.
A RASCALLY old bachelor says a man
frequently admits that he was in the wrong,
but a woman, never—she was "only mis
WHY will young chaps be such foola as to
give their sweethearts locks of their hair,
when, after marriage, they can help them
' ! ENGAGE not hastily, as a party, in adit
r Terence between others, but reserve thjaeif
t impartial and unengaged, that thou may
est moderate between them.