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ATTORNEYS AT LAW.
JT-IMMELL AND LINGENFELTKR,
ATTORNEYS AT LAW, BEDFORD, RA.
Have formed a partnership in the practice of
the Law, in new brick building near the Lutheran
Church. [April 1, 1869-tf
iyj\ A. POINTS,
ATTORNEY AT LAW, BEDFORD, PA.
Respectfully tenders his professional services
t "be public. Office with J. W. Lingenfeiter,
Esq., on Public Square near Lutheran Church.
Jsfl~Collections promptly made. [April,l'B9-tf.
17SPY M. ALSIP,
Pj ATTORNEY AT LAW, BEDFORD, PA.,
Will faithfully and promptly attend to all busi
ness entrusted to his care in Bedford and adjoin
ing counties. Military claims, Pensions, back
pay. Bounty, Ac. speedily collected. Office with
Mann A Spang, on Juliana street, 2 doors south
of the Menge! House. apl I, IS69.—tf.
T R. DURBORROW.
tJ . ATTORNEY AT LAW,
Wfll attend promptly to all business intrusted to
his care. Collections made on the shortest no
He **, also, a regularly licensed Claim Agent
and ail give special attention to the prosecution
. 'lis s against the Government for Pensions,
Back I ay. Bounty, Bounty Lands, Ac.
Office on Juliana street, one door South of the
Inquirer office, and nearly opposite the'Mengel
House" April 1, 186'J:tf
S. 1. RUSSELL 1. H. LOSSEKECKEF.
RUSSELL A LONGEXECKER,
ATTORNEYS A COUNSELLORS AT LAW,
Will attend promptly and faithfully to all busi
nc-s entrusted to their care. Special attention
given to collections and the prosecution of claims
A r Back Pay, Bounty, Pensions. Ac.
JTSrOffice on Juliana street, south of the Court
House. Apri 1:89: lyr.
J* M'l>. SHARPE E. r. KERR
SHARPE A KERR.
A TTORSE YS-A T-LA H".
Will practice in the Courts of Bedford and ad-
Joining counties. All business entrusted to their
care will receive careful and prompt attention.
Pensions, Bounty, Back Pay, Ac., speedily col
lected from the Government.
Office on Juliana street, opposite the banking
house of Reed A Scheil. Bedford, Pa. Apr l;62:tf
w c. SCHAFFER
ATTORNEY AT LAW,
Office with J. W. Dickerson Esq.. 23aprly
QR. B. F. HARRY,
Respectfully tenders his professional ser
vices to the citizens of Bedford and vicinity.
Office an 1 residence on Pitt Street, in the building
formerly occupied by Dr. J. 11. Hofius. [Ap'l 1,69.
OE. SHANNON, BANKER,
. BF.DFORD, PA.
BANK OF DISCOUNT AND DEPOSIT.
Collections made for the East, West, North and
South, and the general business of Exchange
transacted. Notes and Accounts Collected and
Remittances prompilymade. REAL ESTATE
bought and sold. April 1:89
PITT STREET, TWO DOORS WEST OF TBS BED
FORD HOTEL, BEIFDRD, PA.
WATCHMAKER AND DEALER IN JEWEL
RY. SPECTACLES. AC.
He keeps on had a stock of fine Gold and Sil
ver Watches, Spectacles of Brilliant Double Refin
ed Glasses, also Scotch Pebble Glasses. Gold
Watch Chains. Breast Pine. Finger Rings, best
quality of Gold Pens. He will supply to order
any thing in his line not on hand. [vr.2S,'6s.
RK \Y. GROUSE,
Urn DEALER IX
CIGARS, TOBACCO, PIPES, AC.
On Pitt street one door east of Geo. R. Oatcr
A t'o.'s Store, Bedford, Fa., i? now prepared
to sell by wholesale all kinds of CIGARS. All
rjars promptly filled. Person? desiring anything
in his lina will do well to give bim a call.
Bedford April 1. '69.,
N N. HICKOK.
Office at the old stand in
BANK BUILDIXO, Juli.ina t., BEDFORD.
Ail operations pertaining to
Surgical and Mechanical Dentistry
performed with care and
Anorstheties administered, ah en desired. Ar
t- U teeth inserted at. per set. $9.00 and up.
As I am deteimined to do a CASH BUSINESS
or none, I have reduced the prices for Artificial
Teeth of the various kinds. 2t> per cent., and of
Gold Fillings 33 per cent. This reduction will be
made only to strictly Cash Patients, and all such
will receive prompt attention. Tl'ebSS
This large and commodious house, having been
re taken by the subscriber, is now open for the re
ception of visitors and boarders. The rooms are
large, well ventilated, and comfortably fnrni-hed.
The table will always be supplied with the best
the tt arket can afibrd. The Bar is stocked with
the choicest liquors. In ,-bort, it is mr purpose
to keep a FIRST-CLASS HOTEL. Thanking
the public fur past favors, I respectfully solicit a
renewal of their patronage.
X. B. Hacks will run constantly between the
Hotel and the Springs.
mayl7,'B:ly WD. DIBERT, Prop'r.
II XCHA NG K HOTEL,
i t HUNTINGDON, PA.
This old establishment having been leased bv
J. iOKRISOX, formerly proprietor of the Mor
rison House, has been entirely renovated and re
furnished and supplied with all the modern im
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- aud is now spaci >ns and airy, and the chain- :
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will endeaTot to make bis guests perfectly at
koine. Address, J. MORRISON,
Ei. HA SEE HOTEL,
•lljulytf Huatingden, Pa.
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THE NEW REGISTRY LAW.
For the information of our readers and
especially for a.-ses.sors aud election officers
in the respective districts of the County, we
publish the following which is an act further
supplemental to the act relative to the elec
tions of this Commonwealth:
SECTION 1. Be it modal by th< Senate
and Ilou.se of Represen tat ires of the Cmtt
montceahhof Pcnusyhania in General .1 <-
seitthly met, and it is hereby enacted by the
authority of the same, That it shall be the
duty of each of the assessors within this Com
monwealth, on the fir-t Monday in June of
each year, to tafce up the transcript he has
received from the county commissioners un
der the eighth section of the act of lifteenth
of April, eighteen hundred and thirty-four,
and proceed to an immediate revision of
the same, by striking therefrom the name of
every person who is known by bim to have
died or removed since the la-t previous as
sessment from the district of which he is
the assessor, or whose dtath or removal
from the same shall be made known to him.
and to add to the same the name of any
qualified voter who shall be known by Kim
to have removed into the district since the
last previous assessment, or whose removal
into the same shall be or shall have been
made known to him, and also the names of
all who shall make claim to him, to be
qualified voters therein. As soon as this re
vision is completed ho shall visit every dwel
ling bouse in his district and make careful
inquiry if any person whose name is on his
list has - died or removed from the district,
aud if so to take the satne therefrom, or
whether any qualified voter resides therein
whose name is not on his list, and if o to
add the same thereto and in all cases where
a name is added to the list a tax shall forth
with be assessed against the person: and the
assessor shall in all gares ascertain, by in
quiry, upon what ground the person so a
sesscd claims to be a voter. Upon the com
pletion of this work, it shall be the duty of
each assessor as aforesaid to proceed to
make out a list, in alphabetical order of the
white freemeD, above twenty-one years of
age. claiming to be qualified voters in the
ward, borough, town-hip, or <h-trict of
which he is the assessor, and opposite each
of said names state whether said freemen is
or is not a house keeper; and if he i-. the
number of his residence, in towns where the
same are numbered, with the street, alley,
or court in which situated: and if in a town
where there are no number-, the name of
the street, alley or c urt on which said house
fronts; also, the occupation of the person;
and where he i> not a house keeper, the oc
cupation, place of boarding, and with whom,
and if working for another, the name of -he
employer, and write opposite each of -aid
names the word "voter.'" Where any per
son claims to vote by reason of naturaliza
tion, he shall exhibit bis certificate thereof
to the a-sessor. has been for five
consecutive years next preceding a voter in
said district: and in all cases where the per
son has been naturalized, the name shall be
marked with the letter "N;" where the
person has merely declared his intentions
to become a citizen and designs to be
naturalized before the next elect i-n. the
name shall be marked "D I;" where the
claim is to vote by rea-en of being bet ween
the ages of twenty one and tweuty-two, as
provided by law, the word "Age" shall be
entered; and if the person has moved into
the election di-trict to reside since the last
general election, the letter "R" -hall be
placed opposite the name. It shall be the
further duty of each assessor as aforesaid,
upon the completion of the duties herein irn
posed, to make out a separate list of all new
assessments made by him and the amounts
assessed upon each, and furni-h the -ame
immediately to the county commissioners,
who shall immediately add the names to the
tax duplicate of the ward, borough, town
ship, or district in which they have been
SEC. 2. On the list being completed and
the assessments made as aforesaid, the same
.-hall forthwith be returned to tbe county
commissioners, who shall cause duplicate
copies of said lists, with the observations
and c-xplacati >ns required to be noted as
aforesaid, to be made out a- soon as practi
cable and placed in tbe hand- of the assess
or, who shall, prior to the first of August in
each year, put one copy thereof on the door
of or on the house where the election of the
respective district i.< required to he held, and
retain the other in his po-se-.-ion, for the in
-p.ection, free of charge, of any person rc-i
dent in the said election district who shall
desire to see the same; and it shall be the
duty of the said assessor to add, from time
to time, on the personal application of any
one claiming the right to rote, the name of
,-uch claimant, and mark opptosite the name
"C. V.," and immediately as.-esshim with a
tux, noting, as in all other case-, his occupa
tion, residence, whether a boarder or house
keeper; if a boarder, with whont he boards;
and whether naturalized or designing to be,
marking in all such eases the letters, oppo
site the name, 'N." or "D. 1.," as the case
may be; if the person claiming bo be assessed
be naturalized he shall exhibit to the as
-cssorhis certificate of naturalization; and if
he claims that he dc-igna to be naturalized
before the next ensuing election, he shall ex
hibit the certificate of his declaration of in
tention; in all cases where any ward, bor
ough, township, or election district is divi
ded into two or more precincts, the as- - or
shall note in all his asscs-ments the election
precinct in which each elector resides, and
.-hall make a separate return for each to the
county commissioners, in all cases iu which
a return is requited from him by the pro
visions of this act; and the county cammis
sioners, in making duplicate copies of all
such returns, shall make duplicate copies of
the names of the voters in each precinct,
separately, and shall furnish the same to
the assessor; and the copies required by this
aet to be placed on the doors of or on election
places on or heffire the first of August in
each year, shall be placed on the door of or
on the election place in each of said pre
SEC. 3. After the ASSESSMENTS have been
completed on the tenth day preceding the
econd Tuesday in October in each year, the
assessor shall, on the Monday immediately
following, make a return to the county com
missioners of the names of all persons as
sessed by him since the return required to
be made by hint by the secood section of
this set. noting opposite each name the ob
: (.'nations and explanations required to be
BEDFORD, PA.. FRIDAY. 31 AY 21 18G9.
noted as a fore-aid : and the county commis
si n is shall thereupon cause the same to be
added to the return required by the second
section of this act, and a fail and correct
copy thereof to be made, containing the
names of nil persons so re turn 1 as resident
taxablos in said ward, borough township,
or precinct, and furnish the same, together
with the i-eessary election blanks, to the
officers of the election in said ward, bor
ough, town-hip, or precinct, on or before six
o'clock in the inoruing of the second Tues
day of October : and no man .-hall be per
mitted to vote at the election on that day
u hn.se name is not on said li-t, unless he
shall make proof of his tight to vote, as
SEC. 4. On the day of election any person
whose name is not on the said list, and
claiming the right to vote at said election,
shall produce at least one qualified voter of*
the district a.a twines- to the residence of
the claimant in the district in which he
claims to be a voter, for the period of ut
least ten days next proceeding said election,
which witness thai] take and sob- ribe a
written, or partly written and partly printed,
affidavit to the facts stated by him, tvhieb
affidavit shall define clearly where the resi
der.:.; i- >f the person claiming to be a vo
ice : aud the }>erson so claiming the right to
vote -ball also take and subscribe a written,
or partly written and partly printed, affida
vit stating, to the be-t of Lis knowledge and
belief, where and when he was born ; that
be is a citizen of the Commonwealth of
Pennsylvania and of the United States ; that
h" has resided in the Commonwealth one
year, or if foruier'y a ci izen therein and has
moved therefrom, that he has resided there
in six mouths next proceeding said election;
that he has not moved into the district for
the purpose of voting thcrin ; that he ha
paid a State or county tax within two years,
which, was assessed at hast ten days before
said election : and. if a naturalized citizen,
shall also stat ■ when, where, and by what
court he was naturalized, and .-hall also pro
duce his certificate of naturalization for ex
amination ; the -aid affidavit shall also state
when and where the tax claimed to be paid
by the affiant was as-e-sed, and when, where,
and to whom paid; and (he tax receipt
thereof shall lie produced for examination,
unlo-s the affiant shall -'a'e in hi- affidavit
that it has been lost or destroyed, or that
he never received any ; far. if the person ;o
claiming the right t> vote shall take and
subscribe an affidavit, that, he is a native
born citizen of the Uniied States, I or if born
elsewhere, fibail state the facts in his affida
vit. and shall produce evidence that Le has
lx.cn naturalized, or that he is entitled to
citizenship by reason of Lis father's natu
ralization; and shall further state in his
affidavit, that he is, at the time of his tak
ing the affidarit, between the ages of twen
ty on ■ and twenty two years : that he has
resided in the Ftate one year and in the elec
tion district ten days Dcxt preceding such
election, he shall he entitled to vote, al
though he .-hall i> >f. have paid taxes ; the
-aid affidavit of all persons making such
claims, ami the affidavits of the witness to
tln-ir rc-'denc s, shall be preserved by the
election board, and at the close of the elee
tion they shall be enclosed with the list of
voters, tally list, and other papers, required
by law to he filed by the return judge with
the prothonotary, and -hall remain on file
therewith in tbe prothoootary's office sul -
ject to examination, as other election papers
are: if the election officers shall find that
the applicant or aj p'ieants possess all the
legal qualifications of voter.", he or they
shall be permitted to vote, 2nd the name or
names -hall be added to the list of taxabh
bv the election ffie. rs, the woid "tax" be
ing added where the claimant claims to vote
on tax, and the word "age where he claims
to vote on age ; the same words being add
ed by the clerks in each case respectively,
on the list of p rsoti- voting at such elec
SEC. 5. It shall be lawful for any qualified
citizen of thedi-trict. not-withstanding th
name of tb>- prnpo-cd voter is contained on
the li-t of resident taxable-, to challenge she
vote of such person-; whereupon the sani
proof of* the right of -uffrace a- i- now re
quired by law shall be publicly made and
acted on by the election board, and the vote
admitted or rejected, according to the evi
dence ; every person claiming to be a natur
alizod citizen .-hall be required to produce
his naturalization certificate at the election
before voting, except where he has been for
ten year- consecutively, a voter in the dis
trict in which he offer.- his vote ; and on the
vote of such person being received, it shall
be the duty of the election officers to write
or stamp on such certificate the word "vo
ted," with the month and year ; and if any
election officer or officers shall receive a sec
ond vote on the same day, by virtue ol the
same certificate, excepting where sons are
entitl <1 to vote by virtue of the naturaliza
tion of their fathers, they and the person
who shall offer such second vote, upon so
offending shall be guilty of a high misde
meanor, ami on conviction thereof, be fined
or imprison i, or both, at the discretion of
tbe court; but the fine shall not exceed one
hundred dollars in each ea-e. nor tl e impri--
onment one year; the like puni-hment ,-hal]
be inflicted on conviction, on the officers of
election who shall neglect or refuse to make,
or cause to be made, the endorsement re
quired a< aforesaid on said naturalization
SEC. G. It" any election officer shall refuse
or neglect to require such proof of the right
of suffrage as is prescribed by this law or the
laws to which this is a supplement, from
any person offering to vote whose name is
not on the li-t of a--essed voters, or whose
right to vote is challenged by any qualified
voter present, and -hail admit sucli person
to vote without requiring such proof, every
person so offending shall, upon convi. ion.
be guilty of a high misdemeanor, and shall
be senteDCt-d for every such offence to pay a
fine not exceeding one hundred dollars, or
to undergo an impri-onment not more than
one year, or either or both, at the discretion
of the court.
SEC. 7. Ten days preceding every election
for electors for President ami Vice President
of the United States, it shall be the duty of
the assessor to attend at tl.c place fixed by
law for holding the election in each election
district, and then and there hear all applica
tions of per- -os whose Dames have been
omitted from the li-t of assessed voters, and
who claim the right to vote, or whose rights
haTe originated since the same was made
out, and shall add the names of such persons
thereto as shall show that they are entitled
to the right of suffrage in such district, on
the personal application of the claimant on
!y, and forthwith assess them with the pro
per tax. After completing the list, a copy
thereof sha.l be placed on the door of or on
the house where the electiou i- to he held,
at lea-t eight days before the election; and
at the election the same course shall be pur
sued, in all respects, a- is required by this
act and the acts to which it is a supplement,
at the general elections iu October. The
assessors shall also make the same returns to
the e ttuty commissioners of all assessments
made by virtue of this section; and the
countv commissioners shall furnish copies
thereof to the election officers iu each dis
trict, in like manner in all respects as is re
quired at the general elections in (letober.
SEC. 8. The same rules and regulations
shall apply at every special election, and at
every separate.city, borough or ward elec
tiou, in all respects, as at the general elec
tions in October.
SEP. 9: The r -pective assessors, inspect
or- and judges of the elections shall each
have the power to. administer oaths to any
person claiming the right to he assessed or
(lie tight of suffrage, or in regard to any
oth r matter or thing required to be done or
inquired into by any of said officers under
this act; and any willful false swearinc by
any person in re lation to any matter or thing
concerning which they shall be lawfully in
terrogated by any of said officers, shall be
puti'-hed as perjury.
SEC. 10. The assessors shall each receive
the same compensation for the time neces
sarily spent in performing the duties thereby
enjoined as is provided by law for the per
formance of their other duties, to be paid by
the county commi sioners 3s in other cases;
and it shall not be lawful for any a--e.-:-or to
assess a tax against any person whatever
wi liin ten days next preceding the election
to be held on the second Tuesday of Octo
ber, in any year, or within ten days next
before any election for electors of President
and Vice President of the United States;
any violation of this provision shall be a mis
demeanor, and subject the officer so offend
irg to a fine, on conviction, not exceeding
one hundred dollar.-, or to imprisonment not
exceeding three months, or both,'at the dis
cretion of the court
SEC. 11. On the petition of five or more
citizens of the county, stating under oath
that they verily believe that fraud- will be
practiced at the election about to be held, in
any district, it -hall be the duty of the Court
of Common Pleas of said county, if in ses
-ion, or, if not, a judge thereof in vacation,
to appoint two judiciou-, sober, and intelli
gent citizens of the county to act as over
--ers at -aid election; said overseers shall be
-elected from different politic.-d parties,
where the in-pt -tors belong to different par
ti aud whore both of said inspectors be
iong to the same political party, botn of the
overseers shall be taken from the opposite
political party; said overseers shall have the
riJit to 1 ptesent with the officers of the
election during the whole time the same is
held, the votes counted, and the returns
made out and signed by the election officers;
to keep a list of voters if they see proper,
chalk-axe any person offering to vote, and
interrogate him and hi- witne.--. -, under
oath, in re:ird to his right of suffrage at
-aid ek • tion, and to examine his pa per
prodiD ed. and the officers of said eleeiiori
are re i aired to afford t > -aid overseers so
- dected and appointed every convenience
and facility for the discharge of their duties:
and if -aid election officers shall refuse to
permit said overseers to be present and per
form their duties as aforesaid, or if they
-hall be driven away from the poll- by vio
lenre- or intimidation, all the votes polled at
-ueh election district may be rejected by any
tribunal trying a contest under said election;
provided that no per-on signing the peti
tion -hall be appointed as overseer.
SEC. 12. If any prothonotary, clerk, or the
deputy of either, or any other person, -hall
affix the seal of office to any naturalization
paper, or permit the same to be affixed, or
give out, or cause or permit the same to be
given out, in blank, whereby it may be
fraudulently used, or furnish a naturaliza
tion certificate to any per--n who -hall not
have been duly examined and sworn in open
court, in the presence of some of the judges
thereof, according to the aet of Congress, or
-hall aid in, connive at. or in arty way per
mit the i-sue of any fraudulent nataraliza
tion certificates, lis shall be guilty of a high
misdemeanor: or il' any one shall fraudu
lently u=e any such certificates of naturali
zation, knowing that it was fraudulently is
sued, or shall vote or attempt to vote there
on, or if any one shall vote or attempt to
vote on any certificate of naturalization not
issued to him, he shall be guilty of a high
misdemeanor; and either or any of the per
sons, their aiders or abettor gaity of either
•if the misdemeanors aforesaid, shall on con
viction, be fined in a sum not exceeding one
thousand dollars, and imprisoned in the
proper penitentiary for a period not exceed
sng three years.
SET. 13. Any person who on oath or af
firmation, in or before any court in this
State, or officer authorized to administer
oaths, shall, to procure a certificate of natu
ralization for himself or any other person
wilfully depose, declare, or affirm any mat
ter to be fact, knowing the same to he false,
or shall in like manner deny any ni i*ter to
be fact, knowing the same to ho t: , shall
be deemed guilty of perjury; and any cer
tificate of naturalization issued in pursuance
of any such depo-ition, declaration, or affir
mation, shall he Dull and voi and it shall
be the duty of the court issuing the same
upon proof being made before it that it was
fraudulently obtained, to take immediate
measures for recalling the same for cancella
tion: and any person who shall vote, or at
tempt to vote on any paper so obtained, or
who shall in any way aid in, connive at, or
have any agency whatever in the issue, cir
culation. or use of any fraudulent naturali
zation certificate, shall be deemed guilty of
a misdemeanor, and, upon conviction there
of, shall undergo an imprison meet in the
penitentiary for not more than two years,
and pay a fine, not more than one thousand
dollars, for every such oflknee, or either or
both, at the discretion of the court.
SF,C. 14. Any assessor, election officer, or
pers m appointed as an overseer, who shall
neglect or refuse to perform any duty en
joined by this act, without reasonable or le
eal cause, shall be subject to a penalty of
one hundred dollars: and if any assessor
shall assess any person as a voter who is not
qualified, or shall refuse to assess any one
who is qualified, he shall be guilty of a mis
demeanor in office, and on conviction be
punished by tine or imprisonment, and also
be subject to an action for damages by the
party aggrieved; and if any person shall
fraudulently alter, add to, d.-face, or destroy
any list of voters made out as directed by
this act, or tear down or remove the same
from the place where it has been fixed, with
irauduleot or mischievous intent, or for any
improper purpose; the person so offending
-ha 1 be guilty of a high misdemeanor, and
and on conviction -bail be punished by a
fine not exceeding five hundred dollars, or
imprisonment not exceeding two years, or
both, at the discretion of the court.
SEC. 15. All election-fur city, ward, bor
ough, township, and election officers shall
hereafter be held on the second Tuesday of
October, subject to all the provisions of the
laws regulating the election of such officers
not inconsistent with this act: the person
elected to such office at that time shall take
their places at the expiration of the terms of
the persons holding the same at the time of
such electiou; but no election for the office of
assessor or assistant assessor shall be held,
under this act, until the year one thousand
eight hundred and seventy.
SET". 10. At all elections hereafter held,
under the laws of this Commonwealth, the
polls shall be opened between the hours of
six and seven o'clock A. M., and closed at
seven o'clock P. M.
riKC. 17. It shall be the duty of the Secre
tary of the Commonwealth tc prepare forms
for all the blank- made necessary by this
act, and furni-h copie- of the tame to the
county commissioners of the several coun
ties of the Commonwealth; and the county
commissioners of each county shall, as soon
as may be necessary after receipt of the
same, at the proper expense of the county,
procure and furnish to all the election offi
cers of the election districts of their respec
tive counties copies of such blanks in such
quantities a.- may be rendered necessary for
the discbarge of their duties under this act.
SE> . IS. None of the foregoing provisions
of this act shall apply to the city of Phila
delphia, excepting sections twelve and thir
SEC. 19. That citizens of this Stale tempo
rarily in the servics of the State or ol the
United States Governments, on clerical or
other duty, and who do not vote where thus
employed, shall not be thereby deprived of
the right to vote in their several election
districts if otherwise duly qualified.
SEC. 20. The act, entitled "A further sup
plement to the act relating to the election
of this Commonwealth," approved April 4,
A.!>., one thousand eight hundred and six
ty-eight. and all other laws altered or sup
plied by this act be, and the same are here
ITBLISURI) BV REGI ES! .
I had two little dailings,
With eyes of deepest blue,
There's just a year between tliera,
And the younger is not two.
Like sunny little blossoms.
Whose petals daily ope,
1 watch their minds expanding,
With fond and earnest hope.
Frank says he's mother's rose bud,
And little brother Willie,
With skin like alabaster.
Is my budding water-lily.
I call them both my mock-birds,
For, like music to iny ear,
And their merry little voices,
So silvery and clear.
What the dew is to the flowers,
The rain-bow to the sky,
Are these children to my pathway,
Which they cheer and beautify.
They fill my heart with gladness,
With thankfulness and praise,
They chase away my sadness.
And leave no gloomy days.
Tho' many other blessings
Around my footsteps fall,
Mv children and their father,
Are chief anaoug them all.
My life seems crowned with joys
Whene'er I look on them,
And they the brightest jewels
Within the diadem.
Then blessing on my darlings,
Bright blessings from above,
God grant their tender boyhood
Miss not a mother's love!
Oh. may my days be lengthened
Thro' out their earlyycuth,
To leal them in the pathway
Of honor and of truth.
God grant to me Uis spirit
To guide their souls aright,
To teach them by example
••To walk as in His sight."
And when this life in ended,
May all whom he has given,
Uuited, form a family
Within the courts of Heaven '.
MARRIAGE. —Marriage is, to a woman, at
once the happiest and saddest event of her
life; is the promise of future bliss, raised on
the death of all present enjoyment, She
quits her home, her parents, her compan
ions, her occupations, her amusements —
everything on which she has hitherto de
pended for comfort, for affection, for kind
ness, for pleasure. The parents by whose
advice she has been guided, the sister to
whom she has dared impart every embryo
thought and feeling, the brother who has
played with her, by turns the counselor and
the counseled, and the younger children, to
whom she has hitherto been the mother and
the playmate—all are to be forsaken at one
fell stroke; every former tie is loosened, the
spring of every hope and action is to be
changed, and yet she flies with joy into the
untrodden path before her. Buoyed up by
the confidence of requited love, she bids a
fond and grateful adieu to the life that is
past, and turns with excited hopes and joy
ous anticipations of the happiness to come.
Then woe to the man who ean blight such
fair hope—who can, eoward-like, break the
illusions that have won her. and destroy the
confidence which love had inspired.
Is the Michigan State Prison, at Jackson,
during 1868, twenty-seven convicts were
punished with whips, thirty-four with the
paddle, forty-eight by beine put into a dark
WALTER BROWS, of Boston, has repeat
ed in Jersy City his feat of riding fifty miles
on a velocipede within six hours. The
driving wheel made 25.I I .' revolutions in
VOL. 42: NO. 20
THE POP! LATION ON THE
There are on the globe about 1
000 souls, of wbieh
. 360,000,000 are of the Caucasian race.
552,00Q,000, are of the Mongolian race.
190,000,000 arc of the Ethiopian race.
176,000,000 are of the Maylay race.
1,000,(100 arc of the Indo-Amerioan race.
There are 3642 language-, spoken, and
1,000 different religion-.
The yearly mortality of the globe is 333,-
333,333 persons. This is at the rate of 91,-
544 per day, 3730 per hour, CO per minute.
So each pulsation of cur heart marls the
decease of some human creature.
The average of human life is 33 years.
One-fourth of the popula'ion dies at or
before 17 years.
One half at or before 17 years.
Among 10,000 persons one arrives at the
age of 100 year*. one in 500 attains the age
of 90, and one in 100 persons lives to the
age of CO.
Married men live longer than single ones.
In 1,000 persons 65 marry, and more mar
riages occur in June an/I December than in
any other months of the year.
Unc-eighth of the whole population is
Professions exercise a great influence on
longevity. In 1,000 individuals who arrive
at the age of 70 years, 42 are priests, ora
tors or public speakers: 40 are agricultur
ists, 33 are workmen, 32 soldiers or military
employees, 20 advocates or engineers, 27
| professors and 24 doctors. Those who de
vote their lives to the prolongation of that of
other- die the soonest.
There are 335,000,000 Christian-.
There are 5,000,00(1 Israelites.
There are 60,000,000 Asiatic religionists.
There are 160,000,(r. 10 Mohatnedans.
There are 200,000,000 Pagans.
In the Christian churches:
1 T0,000,000 profess the Roman Catholic, j
75,000,000 profess the Greek faith.
80,000,000 profess the Protestant.
REMARKABLE WORKS.— Nineveh was 15
miles long, 8 wide, and 40 round, with a
wall 100 feet high and thick enough for
three chariots abreast. Babylon was 50
miles within the walls, which were 75 feet
thick, 300 feet high, and had 100 brazen
gates. The Temple of Diana, at Ephesos,
was 420 fec-t to the support of the roof. It
was a hundred years in building. The
largest of the Pyramids is 481 feet high and
653 on the sides : its base covers 11 acres.
The stones are about 30 feet in length, and
the layers are 308. It employed 330,000
men in the building. The Labyrinth, in
Egypt, contains 300 chambcts and 12 halls
Thebes, in Egypt, present ruins 27 miles
round. Athens was 25 miles round, and
contained 350,000 citizens and 400,000
slaves. The Temple of Delphos was so rich
in donations that it was plundered of $300,-
000, and Nero carried away from it 200
statues. The walls of Rome were 13 miles
'T WILL !"—We like that strong, robust
expression. No one, having uttered it in
1 sincerity, was ever a mean, crying man.
The pigmies of the world did not trouble
him, although they rose in masses to pull
him down. lie speaks, and the indomita
ble prevails. His enemies fall before him.
He rides forth a conquerer. Would you be
distinguished for your scientific or literary
attainments? Look not mournfully at your
lot, but with "I will" breathing from your
lips and bursting from a great heart, you can
not but prevail. Show us the man that nev
er rose higher than a toadstool, and whose
influence died with his breath, and we will
point you to a greping. cringing wretch, who
trembles at the approach of a spider, and
faints beneath a thunder cloud. Let the
fires of energy play through your veins, and
if your thoughts are directed in right chan
nels you will startle the slumbering universe.
SHEEP multiply so prodigiously in Austra
lia, that the boiling down of the animals
merely for the extraction of the tallow has
grown into a business of huge proportions
Four hundred sheep are cut to pieces and
thrown into a big boiler, steam from anoth
er boiler is turned on, and soon the carcasses
are reduced to a pulp; the tallow rises to
the top, and is drawn off through large tap ß
into barrels for export. The gravy and
other juices, the remains of the meat, and
the bones, which are so softened as to
erufiible easily in the hands, are given to
pigs. Four thousand sheep are boiled down
in a day.
"THAT'S a favorite stream for trout,
friend," observed a piscatorial acquaintance
to a genuine sprig of the Emerald Isle, who
was whipping away with great vigor at a
well known subscription pool. "Faith, and
it must be that same, sure enough," replied
Pat, "for not one of'cm will stir out of it.
A BISHOP who indulged in the weed dined
with Admiral Farragut once upon a time
and after the dessert tendered a lunch of
Ilavanas to the sailor, with the invitation,
: Have a Aeigar. dmiral?" "No, bishop,"
said the admiral, with a quizzical glance, "I
don t smoke —I swear a little sometimes.
Ax auctioneer, while engaged iu his vo
cation. thus exalted the merits ef a carpet:
"Gentlemen and ladies, some folk.- sell ear
pets for Brussels , but I can most positively
a-ure you that this elegant article was
made by Mr. Brussels himself."
"A NOTIOE'of a recent steamboat explo
sion, in a Western paper, ends as fellows :
The captain swam ashore. So did the
chambermaid; she was insured for $15,01X1,
and loaded with iron."
"SAMBO, wherc's your master?"
"Has he left off drinking vet?"
"Oh, yes. he h ave off two or three times
A POLITE philosopher once thauked a la
dy who bad been singing to a party for an
hour, by saying, "Madam, you have wastes!
our time charmingly."
A PAPER in lowa apologizes for an inad
vertence whereby "an obituary notice of the
infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Perkins
was headed "Fire."
It is a common saying that the lower or
der of animals have not the vices of roan ;
yet it is certain that some of the insects are
back biters, and all the quadrupeds tale
SUBSCRIPTION TERMS, AC
The Ist>crßi!B i* published erery Farm* morn
ing be following rate*: .
0.I 'Y*AE, (in adrance,)....
" " (it not paid within eiimoe.)— #2.40
" " (if not jiaid within too year,)... #4.00
All paper* ontxide of the county discontinued
without notice, at the expiration of the time for
which the subscription hat been paid.
Single copies of the paper furnished, in wrapper*,
at five cents each.
Communication* on *nbject* of local or general
r,tercet are re*j>ectfnl!y solicited. To eniare at
tention favors of this kind inn*t invar.ably be
accompanied by the name of the author, not for
publication, but as a guaranty against imposition.
All ictters pertaining to business of the office
should lie addressed to
JOHN IX'TZ, Bkdfori>, Pa.
RAPID GROWTH. —Philadelphia is said
to be growing faster just now than ever
before. During the month of April, 728
permits were issued for new structures and
154 for alterations and additions. Of the
new structures, 065 arc to be dwelling
ROAD MAKING. —Road making, accord
ing to a recent message sent to the Legisla
ture of Massachusetts by Governor Claflin,
should lie given a prominent place in the
course of studies of agricultural colleges.
Cheap tran -portation is one of the principal
requirements of the present day, and a
practical application of scientific principles
to the construction of farm roads will ma
terially reduce the cost of taking produce to
market or the railroad station. A good
road, besides, costs lets to take earc of than
an indifferent one. Thus, in Massachusetts,
a macadamized road, sixty miles long, cost
for repairs in 1868 the sum of $6,000, while
an ordinary road, eighty two miles long,
cost #l4 32#.
Ax OLD ODD FELLOW DEAD.—.Mr.
Richard Marley, one of the oldest Odd Fel
lows in the United States, died in Baltimore
on Tuesday. The-deceased was a cotempo
rary of the late Grand Sire Thomas Wildey,
and did much towards the advancement of
the Order. He was a past grand master,
and=rbr a long period up to the time of his
death filled the responsible position ol treas
urer of the Grand Lodge of Maryland, and
was one of the representatives from Mary
land to the Grand Lodge of the United
State-, which meets in San Francisco. He
was also a prominent member of Salem En
campment. The deceased was seventy-eight
years of age, and esteemed by all who knew
him as an honest and upright man.
MARRYING YOUR WIFE'S SISTER. —The
bill to allow marriage with a deceased wife's
si .-tor was ordered to a second reading in the
Englieh House of Commons on the 21stult.,
by a vote of two hundred and forty-three to
one hundred and forty-four. Mr. Bright
made a speech in favor of the bill, saying
that there was no reason why a man should
be prevented marrying a woman willing to
marry him, except natural kinship of blood,
and on this ground there was more objec
tion to the marriage of first cousins than
with a deceased wife's sister. As proofs of
the legitimacy of these marriages, he urged
that the persons who contracted them exci
ted no feelings of condemnation among their
friends and neighbors.
VALUABLE FRUIT CAN.—A fruit can con
taining $1 500 was plowed up in the gar
den at the iate residence of the widow Clif
ton. at Seymour, Indiana, the other day.
After being thrown up it was kicked around
a couple of days, when a couple of men
came along who had curiosity enough to
open it. Upon removing the top it was
found to contain §1.500 in greenbacks.
This amount, it is said, they quietly remov
ed, and left for Madison, where they depos
it d it in a bunk, intending to set up in the
grocery business. Some how or other, so
the story goes, the affair leaked out, and the
parties who leased of Mrs. Clifton made the
interlopers disgorge, and the money is still
on deposit at Madison, waiting a claimant
to appear and prove property. It is sup
posed by some that young Clifton, who was
hung by the Jackson county vigilants near
Brownstown last summer, buried the mon
ey where it was found, a short time before
he met his fate.
A NOVEL SWINDLING DODGE.—A year
ago this spring, says a New York letter, the
son of a Vermont farmer left home with a
circus company. The family received no
communication from him. A few days
since there came to the father a letter post
marked Flushing, Long Island. The writer
stated that the inissiDg son had come to his
house six weeks before, in a feeble condition,
and had just died, asking, as a last request,
that his remains might be sent home. He,
the writer, stated that he was in noor cir
cumstances, and asked the father to send
sixty dollars through the postoffice to pay
for a suitable coffin and other expenses at
tending the dispatching of the body home
ward. The father, at first, supposed the
letter to be genuine. He, however, in order
to make sure that it was all right, sent it
back to the President of Flushing Village
with a request to investigate the matter.
The latter has discovered that the son re
ported dead is not only alive but one of the
many men in his employ. The attempted
swindler has not yet been detected. He
probably learned from the son of his pro
longed absence from home, and resorted to
the above scheme for raising the wind.
How CABINET OFFICERS GET ABUSED.
—The facts are, says a correspondent, that a
Senator will write a strong letter to the State
Department, recommending a constituent
for a consulate, which, of course pleases the
constituent, and increases his hope of suc
ces.-. The Senator, in a day or two, goes
up to the Department, refers to his constit
uent for whom he wrote the letter, and says,
"Pay no attention to that letter, Mr Secre
tary. I don't care anything about that man.
I signed bis papers merely to get rid of him.
This is the man I want." So the latter is
appointed, and the Senator says to the first:
"'You see how it is; I tried to get you air
pointed and failed. Fish appointed another
man for our State whom I don't know. The
Administration is going to the devil." The
defeated man thinks the Senator tried his
best for him, and will support him for re-e
--lection. As for the other man, he has his
place, and will not take the trouble to tell
his defeated friend how he got it; and so he
will laugh in his sleeve when the Senator the
next day says he can't get any appointment
out of this administration unless they are
relatives or friends of the President."
The papers arc handed over, the applicant
bow-, the Secretary bows, and the next vis
itor is shown in. The applicant is delight
ed. He writes home that he is sure of his
appointment, that he can pay his war debt
at last; that the Senator was very kind, and
did all he could. He waits patiently for a
day or two, and he finds another name where
his ought to be. Poor fellow !He does not
know tbat the Senator, the very same even
ing he was writing tc his wife and famiiy,
was with the Secretary, telling him he must
appoint another man, that he only wanted to
keep the friendship of the other one, he was
such a good man in the campaigns. So, the
one goes abroad, and the other stays at
home damning the Administration, hut de
claring eternal fidelity to the Senator—-for
he did not do all he could ?