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ATTORNEYS AT LAW.
MM ELD AND LINGENFELTER,
ATTORNEYS AT LAW, BEDFORD, PA.
Have formed a partnership in the practice of
the Law, in new brick building near the Lutheran
Church* [April 1, 1869-tf
ATTORNEY AT LAW, BEDFORD, PA.
Respectfully tenders his professional services
to the public. Office with J. W. Lingcnfe'.ter,
Esq., on Public Square near Lutheran Church.
jZ®~CoUection promptly made. [April,l'69-tf.
IN SPY M. ALSIP,
_J ATTORNEY AT LAW, BEDFORD, PA.,
WiU faithfully and promptly attend to all busi
ness entrusted to his care in Bedford and adjoin
ng counties. Military elaims, Pensions, back
pay, Bounty, Ac. speedily collected. Office with
Mann A Spang, on Juliana street, 2 doors south
of the Mengel House. apl I, IB6o.—tt
ATTORNEY AT LAW,
Will attend promptly to all business intrusted to
his care. CoUections made on the shortest no
lie 's, also, a regularly licensed Claim Agent
andwil give special attention to the prosecution
. 'lit.i against the Government for Pensions,
Bark 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. 1869:tf
S. L. RUSSELL. 1. B. LOSGESECKER
I) USSELL A LONGENECKER,
L ATTORVETS A COI-SSBLLOBS AT LAW,
Will attend promptly and faithfully to all busi
ness entrusted to their care, special attention
given to collections and the prosecution of claims
for Back Pay, Bounty, Pensions, Ac.
*=O~office on Juliana street, south of the Court
House. Apri 1:69:1yr.
Y M'D. SBARPK E. F. KERR
OIIARPE A KERR,
O ATTORNETS-AT-LA W. j
Will practice in the Courts of Bedford and ad- !
j ing counties. All business entrusted to their !
care will receive careful and prompt attention. |
Pensions, Bounty, Back Tay, Ac., speedily col
lected from the Government.
Office on Juliana street, opposite the banking i
house of Reed A ScheH. Bedford, Pa. Apr l;C9:tf
W C. SCHAEFFER
ATTORNEY AT LAW,
Office with J. W. Dickerson Esq.. 2-"aprly
QR. B. F. HARRY,
Respectfully tenders his professional ser
vices to the citizens of Bedford and vicinity.
Office ani residence on Pitt Street, in the building
formerly occupied by Dr. J. 11. Hollas. [Ap'l 1,69.
OE. SHANNON, BANKER.
. BEDFOBD, PA. I
BANK OF DISCOUNT AND DEPOSIT.
Collection* made for the East, West. North and
South, and the general business of Exchange
transacted. Notes and Accounts Collected and
Remittances promptlymade. REAL ESTATE
bought and sold. April 1:69
PITT STREET, TWO POORS WEST OF THE BED
FORD HOTEL, BKSFORD, PA.
WATCHMAKER AND DEALER IN JEWEL
RY. SPECTACLES. AC.
lie keeps on hand a stock of fine Gold and Sil
ver Watches, Spectacles of Brilliant Doable Refin
ed Glasses, also Scotch Pebble Glasses. Gold
Watch Chains. Breast Pins, Finger Rings, best
quality of Gold Pens. He will supply to order
any thing in his line not on hand. [apr.2S,'6s.
CIGARS, TOBACCO, PIPES, AC.
(n Pitt street one door east of Geo. R. Ostcr
A Co.'* Store, Bedford, Pa., is now prepared
to sell by wholesale all kinds of CIGARS. AH
orders promptly filled. Persons desiring anything
in his line will do well to give him a call.
Bedford April 1. '69.,
CI N. HICKOK,
Office at the old stand in
BASK BCILDISG, Juliana St.. BEDFORD.
All operations pertaining to
Surgical and Mechanical Dtntustry
performed with care and
Anesthetic* administered, w lea desired. Ar
tijicial teeth interred at, per set, SB,OO and up.
As I am detaimined to do a CASH BUSINESS
or none, I have reduced the prices for Artificial
Teeth of the various kinds. 20 ptr cent., and of
Gold Fillings 33 per cent This reduction will be
made only to strictly Cash Patients, and ail such
will receive prompt attention. 7feb6B
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, weU ventilated, and comfortably furnished.
The Üble will always be supplied with the best
the market can afford. The Bar is stocked with
the choicest liquors. In short, it is my purpose
to keep a FIRST-CLASS HOTEL. Thanking
the public f9V past favors, 1 respectfully solicit a
renewal of their patronage.
N. B. Hacks will run constantly between tk
Hotel and the Springs,
may 17,'69:1y „ WM. DIPERT, P/<*'r.
I EXCHANGE HOTEL.
J HUNTINGDON, PA.
This old establishment having wen leased by
J. MORRISON, formerly proprietor of the Mor
risou House, has been entire'* renovated and re
famished and mpplied with to® modern im
provements and convenienses necessary to a first
el ass Hotel.
The dining room has <>ceo removed to the first
flour and is now spaeims and airy, and the cham
bers are all well veflatcd, and the proprietor
will endeavor to uake his guests perfectly at
home. AddpS'i J* MORRISON,
EXCHASGE HOTEL, ■
Aljulytf Huntingdon, Pa.
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3 iioral ant) Grnrral flrtospaprr, Drbotrti to golitirs, "<£&ucation f iiitrratmr ant) Morals
THE Prairie farmer says a Kentucky wo
tnan feels more pride in having the first
green peas than the first spring bonnet.
Miss ANTHONY and her Woman's Suf
frage Convention have repudiated the Wo
man's Suffrage Amendment, because it pre
sses to establish an "aristocracy of race."
Stupid Congress! Why did it not so frame
the amendment as to establish, instead of
an aristocracy of ran, an aristocracy of facet
That would have arrayed the strong-minded
unanimously in its favor.
A PRIVATE letter from au eminent Eng
lishman, standing high in the estimation of
his government, has been received at Mon
treal, in which the writer states that Mr.
Gladstone and John Bright are strong sup
porters of Canadian independence. He fur
ther says the British Colonies will, within
ten years, be required to manage their af
fairs without resource on the mother coun
MICHAEL KELLY, the once popular sing
er and composer, was in business in the
Ilaymarket as a wine merchant, and wrote
over his door, "Michael Kelly, Composer of
Music and Importer of Wine." Sheridan
suggested the following alteration : "Mi
chael Kelly, Importer of Music and Compo
ser of Wine; for," said the wit, "none of
his music is original and all his wine is,
since he makes it himself."
COFFEE. —A correspondent of the Lon
don Telegraph thinks nobody knows how to
cook coffee but the natives of Ceylon, and
tells us how they doit. He says; "They
take the quantity of coffee beans required,
roast them in an earthen cliastv or saucer
shaped pot, pouni them in a pestle and
mortar, or bruise them between two stones,
then pass through a sieve composed of
course muslin; boiling water is added, and
the coffee is made."
BY reason of the opening of the Pacific
Railroad the Postoffice Department has or
dered a change in the route of American
mails for Japan, China, the Sandtvich Isl
ands and Pacific States. Hereafter all mail
matter intended for the countries named
wiil be sent to the Chicago office, and there
made up in sealed bags for Canton, Yoko
hama, San Francisco, Ac., and mails from
those points will be sealed for Chicago for 1
distribntion there for other points through
out the States. This arrangement will be
ready to be carried into effect in a short
TWELVE hundred Chinamen, fresh from
the Oriental Empire, arrived at Saa Fran
cisco on Friday. The emigration from the
old Eastern world promises to increase with
each year, and through the recently opened
rai'way artery uniting the Pacific to the At
lantic, these people will find their wav to the
Western States. They are not a bad class
of people. They work and give full labor \
for their maintenance. We can calmy sit
and watch our va-fcountry filling up, and
our broad lands em peopling by emigrants
pouring in from both sides. An hundred
years hence and how great will be the na
tion, bow mighty the population!
DESIRE FOREIGN IMMIGRATION.— The
people of Peru have sent an exploring ex
pedition to the mountains of Chanchaniayo,
for the purpose of making a communication
between the coast and the bead waters of
tbe Amazon —a fertile region of great re
source, to which tbey desire to attract for
eign immigrants. Their offer to support
these for the first six months i* a liberal one,
and it will probably encourage a good a>any
to venture. The Peruvians arc also trying
to counteract the aridity of their western
lope by a system of irrigation for the flat
lands; but their-richest resources are at the
eastern slope of the Andes, whence their in
tercoursc and commerce may have a thor
oughfare down the Amazon.
To REMOTE CORNS. —An approved
method for removing corns is to place the
foot in hot water in the evening for a few
minutes, so as to soften the part, when it
is carefully and gently scraped with tbe
point of a blunt knife until all the hot soft
water outside of the corn is removed.
off tbe scraping the moment tbe least pain
is felt. Repeat this process daily for a few
days, when the patient will have scraped
away the corn so entirely that it will rarely
grow again. A little more summary way is
ti touch the corn liglitiy with dilute hydro
chloric acid after the scraping. Care should
he taken not to use the acid too strong or too
much in quantity. As soon as the acid is
applied wash the parts in tepid water; and
if there is much pain, bind on it a wet towel
to prevent any inflamntion.
A FRENCH writer, named Freycinct has
spent his Hfe in investigating all known
methods of disposing of the dead. All his
inferences arc argued with special reference
to tbe public health, and he considers the
existing system of burial in tbe earth to be
on tbe whole the best; only modifications are
suggested. Vaults are decried: and so are
all those systems and means—such as rne.tal
coffins ana preservative processes—which
tend to arrest decay. The aim should be to
promote decomposi'ion; to facilitate the ac
cess of the earth to the body, and especially
to help the cadaveric matter by theinfluence
of vegetation. A tree covered plain—the
sacred grove of old—is the best mortuary;
fiittcst in every way, xsthetically and sani
tarily. As to cremation, it is totally inap
plicable; the odor 3 that would be spread
over a country by the burning of several
corpses a week would be unbearable.
THE CRISIS IN ENGLAND.— We can
hardly appreciate the magnitude of the ,
crisis through which England is pas -ing, in
connection with the Irish Church Bill. If ,
the Lords should refuse to pass it—to con
form to the will of the people as expressed j
through the Commons —a revolution would j
result that would sweep the Upper House
out of existence. The letter of a London
correspondent, is an indication of the excite
ment in England. The press boldly inform
ed the Lords that they must obey or go
overboard. They will probably accept the
situation. They may undertake to kill the
bill with amendments, but they will not dare
to vote squarely against it. In any event
the hold of the privileged classes upon the j
people has been broken, aad the waves of
progress will not be checked until Lords and
Dukes and Earls will be swept away, and
until every tub in the shape of a church j
will be required to stand upon its own bot
tom. Liberal ideas are making wonderful
progress in England.
BEDFORD, PA., FRIDAY, JULY 16-1869.
Once Abram sat at his teut door,
To entertain some guest ;
Some trav'ler, penniless and poor ;
To give bim food and rest.
When, lo! a poor wayfariue man.
Oppressed with grief and care }
A pilgrim, weary, pale, and wan,
For charity came there.
His clothes were tattered, old, and worn,
His feet were swelled and sore ;
A man unfortunate, forlorn,
He stood at Abram's door.
Tbe patriarch, with opeu arms,
His sorrowing guest received ;
With generous fire he cbeereditnd warmed,
And all his wants relieved.
But, when be sat him down to meat,
No blessing did he crave ;
T And, in bis haste began to eat;
No tbanks to God he gave.
Tbe God of Heaven be did not own :
His God alone was fire ;
To none beside he bowed bim down,
None else did be desire.
Then Abram said, "Quick leave my door,
Be banished from my sight:
An infidel I'll not endure
To tarry for a night."
But God to Abram spake and said,
"Where is the man of grief
I sent him to be warmed and fed,
For pity 3nd relief?
"I've borne with bim and been his stay
Since first his life began ;
And can'st not thon, a single day,
Bear with my fellow man ?"
Then Abram brought him back again,
And made his sorrows cease :
He clothed and lodged the poor old man,
Then let him go in peace.
ONE OF THE GREAT WORKSHOPS
On the western slope of the Alleghcnies,
in the valley of the Conemaugh, just where
that beautiful river strikes the "Juanrcl
Hill" range, one of the greatest of the in
dustrial establishments of Pennsylvania i*
situated. This is the Cambria Iron Com- '
panv's Works, for the manufacture of rail
road bars. It is an establishment that the
people of Philadelphia should have knowl
edge of, for it is owned in this city; it is one
that the people of the State should feel a
deep interest in, for it is the foremost of tbe
great rolling mills and iron works peculiar
to this commonwealth, and it is one that
should ciicit the pride of Americans every
where, for it is the largest single establish,
mcut of the kind in the world! It is turn
ing out rails, to-day, at the rate of five miles j
in length, or sufficient to lay two and a half
miles of track every day. Expressed in
pounds, the daily product of rails is five
thousand pounds—two hundred and fiftv
tons-—a quantity sufficient to freight a good
sized sea-going vessel, and it would take a
fleet of three hundred such vessels to carry
the produce for one year. But few person*
can form an adequate idea of the number and
magnitude of the agencies which so vast a
product sets in motion. This, it is our pur
pose to present as well as our brief space
The picturesque hills which surround tbe
Works are filled with coal and iron, clay for
fire brick, cement, and nearly all the essen
tials for the manufacture of pig iron. There
are three principal veins of iron ore. There
is a seam of coat high up on the hill, and
then anfUher seam of coal, and so on down
to the lap of the valley. Under the soil of
these hills burrowing far ir.to the earth,
twelve hundred workman are all the time
employed, mining coal and iron ore for this
one mil!. The enormous amount of coal and
ore they have to get out every day will be
understood, when it is stated that it require*
about five tons of coal and nearly four ton
of ore to make one ton of rails. When the
whole daily product of the rolling-mill—viz.,
250 tons of rails per day—is manufactured
directly from the ore and coal in these hills,
it requires the miners to get out about one
thousand tons of ore, and abont twelve hun
drcd tons of coal every day. But a consid
erable proportion of the rails made are from
old bars of re-rolled, and from pig iron pro
duced at a furnace worked by tbe company
near Hollidaysburg. Of the five tons of
c-oal used in the manfacture of a ton of rail
road bars, about three tons are first applied
to the reduction of three t ns of ore into pig
iron. The coal, however, is not used in its
native form, but is first turned into coke, in
which operations large numbers of workmen
arc all tbe time engaged. This is done by
subjecting the eoal to the action of smolder
ing fires, by which means the inflammable
and ether gases are consumed and the car
bon of the coal is left; nearly pure. The
carburetted hydrogen gas thus consumed is
more than twice as much as it takes to light
. -r Din. aua
out. The iron ore is likewise subjected to a
preparatory process. It is thrown out from
the mouths of the mines into vast hills, at
the base of which cord wood is laid, and
through which coal is interspersed, so as to
make smouldering fires here also, to "roast"
the injurious gases out of the ore. To com
t pletc this operation it takes about six
months befofc the ore can be bandied so as
to feed it into the furnaces where the pig
iron is made. The making of the "pigs"
■ is effected in a number of immense "cupo
las," into the top of which the ffoke and the
, "roasted ore are dumped by a constant pro
cession of carts, day and night, year in and
year out. The fire in ODO of these has not
been out for more than throe years.
Although the material thrown into the
; tops of these cupolas looks very much like
the dirt and clay carted off wherever a cel
lar is being dug in tbe city, it comes out at
j the bottom in streams of glowing moltc-n
j iron, which running into moulds of sand
■ makes the pigs. Several hundred bands are
' employe! in "coking" and in the furnaces
described. The pig iron is then taken to
the mill, which covers an immense area of
ground. It first goes into what are called
"puddling" furnaces where it is heated to a
white heat and becomes of the consistency
of dough, by the constant stirring of a class
of workmen called "puddlers." They stand
in front of the "fiery furnace," and by
means of long iron rods thru.-t through small
openings, they stir the iron about until near
ly all th' < carbon is burned out of it, and it
is at la;t brought out in large glowing lumps,
which arc loaded on iron trucks and taken
to a hagc- revolving wheel called a "squeez
er," n<s this after a revolution or two,
throw* the iron out in compressed masses
called "bloom" iron. The "hlooms" are
then taken to the "rolls," which arc great
trains of revolving cylinders, and after be
ing passed through these they come out in
flat slabs of iron ahout five feet long, eight
or ten inches wide, and abont an inch thick.
There are next laid into "piles', of eight
or ten slabs, the top slab being of "granu
lar' or hard iron for the top surface of the
rail, and the bottom slab being of fibrous or
tough iron for the under surface. The
piles arc then heated to a white heat and
taken to other trains of rolling machinery,
through which tbey are successively passed
buck and forth until each "pile" emerges
from the last "roll" a perfect rail,.something
over thirty feet long. Immediately upon
iasmng from the "rolls" the rails, while still
red hot, are placed in front of circular saws,
and are cut to the exact length ordered.
The rails are then left to cool, and then each
ono-ia tea*.-*! and adjusted by other machin
ery. Thoae that do not stand the test are
sent back to be woiked over, and the per
fect rails are immediately passed'out of the
mill, and at once loaded up on cars, to be
taken to their destination.
The whole place is a wonder. Every
where there is incessant motion, from the
loading up of the cupolas with the dirt-like
masses of ore to the final issue of the iron
in a constant stream of rails that make five
miles of length every day. Fires are blaz
ing and gleaming everywhere. Immense
numbers of workmen and wonderful masses
of machinery are moving with never ceasing
energy in all directions. Including the
twelve hundred miners already mentioned,
the employes of the Company number
four thousand ; and these, with their fami
lies, constitute nearly the whole population
of Johnstown, a flourishing town about 20,-
000 inhabitant*. The mill hands are among
the most prosperous and contented work
men in the State. They have no Trades
Unions and strikes are almost unknown.
The Company encourages them in all kinds
of thrift to promote their comfort and inde
pendence, and make advances to every man
who desires to build a house for his family.
To ensure the necessities of life, at fair
prices, a great range of retail stores has
been provided, where everything is sold,
and this regulates all the prices in the town.
Here the hands have credit from one month
ly pay day until the next. To provide em
ployment for the familes of the hands, as
well as to furnish them with cheap and good
wollcn cloths a wooden mill has been erect
ed. The company also has its own railways,
its own machine shop, lumber mills and
brick yards, and everything requisite within
itself to carry on its great operations.
Space fails us to give a complete descrip
tion but wc have said enough to give some
idea of an establishment of the most re
markable'character, a grand type of the pe
culiar industries of interior Pennsylvania,
and one fully as worthy of attention and
study as those we bear so much about,
whether in Old England or New England.
The New York Sabbath Committee has
published No. XXXV of their valuable
documents, which discusses the important
question ol the relation of our widely ex
tended railroad system to toe observance of
the Christian Sabbath. The Committee
sent first a circular letter to the Presidents
of all the railroad companies of the United
States, requesting tbem to furnish statistical
information in regard to the extent of Sun
day work on their respective reads, the
num'tier of Sunday passenger and freight
trains, the number of men employed, tbe
profitableness or unprofitableness of such
trains, etc. One hundred and_ twenty-four
companies promptly replied, and the result
of this official information is first laid before
the reader. It appears that of these 124
companies, 65 run no Sunday passenger cr
freight and cattle trains. 59 do run such
train*: (177 passenger trains in all l The
question of the profitableness of Sunday
trains is answered by 16 companies in the
affirmative, by 38 in the negative; the rest
left it unnoticed. The answers upon the
whole fully justify the conclusion that Sun
day trains, as a rule, are not profitable, or if
directly profitable, they are indirectly un
The document also contains extracts from
letters of leading railroad managers, decid
edly averse to, and urging strong reasons
against all Sunday railroad work, and winds
up with a clear and convincing argument in
favor of Sunday rest for the directors and
employes of our national thoroughfares.
A document of thi* kind is very much
needed aad should be widely circulated, to
check the strong tendency to increase Sun
day railroad work, especially in our large
cities, where maoy thousands are deprived
by these companies of their weekly rest and
the privileges of worship, to the seriou3 in
jury of their efficiency, not to speak of the
off oc.t upon their moral character and the
welfare of tneir families. Shall we con
tinue to be a Sabbath-keeping, virtuous,
free and happv people ? Thi* question de
pends to a considerable extent uj i tbe
question whether our numerous r; :lroad
companies will respect or d..-cerate the
Sabbath. Let directors and stockholders
ponder this question.— Ntir iwi Olkcrter.
THE first families in Virginia are accus
tomed to sneer at the industrious, honest,
God-fearing Puritans, an! claim to be de
scended from the idle, dissolute, younger
sons of English gentlemen who took refuge
in the colony from the disagreeable atten
tions of the sheriff, and his bailiffs. Igno
rance and overweening pride arc the causes
of the jgnorant pretentions of these cava
liers who are uow reduced to the most ab
ject poverty by their own blind folly; for tbe
gentry who did all in their power to destroy
the rising colony, have now almost, if not
entirely, died out, and the prominent men
of the present day in Virginia are descended
from the emigrant laborers, the emancipa
ted white servants and the transported con
victs. Recent investigation show that not
twenty of the old families have living repre
sentatives, and that the men who aro now
boasting of their parity of descent, spnuig
from ignoble sources. To give a single in
stance, the ancestor of the great Henry A.
Wise was sold for one hundred pounds of
tobacco to pay bis passage money to Auicr
ca. and ihe bill of sale is preserved in a pri
vate library in Washington.
ADVENTURES OF A STREET UAH
A few evcniDgs since, an incident occur
red which to some was laughable, although
everything, so far as wc know, was taken
good humoredly all around. It appears
that there is living on the line of one of the
city railway lines a young widow, who has
a dashing young suitor for her heart and
hand—at least we presume such is the case.
His visits to the residence of the lady are
On the evening alluded to above, be was
expected to call there, and she arranged a
surprise—an agreeable surprise—for bim.
Whether the surprise turned out agreeable
to him, however, we are not prepared to
say. Owing to some business engagement
of a pressing nature, the suitor was unable
to keep his engagement, and he sent a note
to the lady by one of the street car conduc
tors, who promised to deliver it as soon as
he reached the house; and would undoubt
edly have strictly kept his word had it not
been for a little circumstance which inter
fered to prevent it.
The evening was a little dark, the sky be
ing just overcast enough with murky clouds
to obscure one's vision, and to prevent any
particular object being distinguished at any
great distance. The conductor jumped off
the car when opposite the lady's residence,
having previously requested the driver to
proceed to the end of the route without
him. He walked boldly up to the front
door, and, just a3 he was in the act of ring
ing the front door bell, his neck was encir
clcd by a pair of arms, and warm kisses
were imprinted forcibly and fast upon his
"potato-trap," as tbey say in prize ring
Of course, the man who had a wife and
family at home, was unable for the time to
divine the sudden attack, and he struggled
hard to free himself from the grasp of the
stranger. The more he struggled the more
tightly did his fair captor fasten her hold
upon him, and the Following conversation
pat an end to the scene:
Conductor—Let me go, will you?
Lady—Well, John, this is the first time
you ever struggled so hard. What is the
matter with you. my dear?
Conductor—My name ain't John, I'm a
street car conductor, and I did not come
here to get squeezed to death. Here's a
letter for you, ma'am.
Denouement—Lady faint.-; conductor ap
pears bewildered, and don't know which
way to go; rings bell; gets waiter letter
picked up; mystery explaiucd; old gent go
ing to kick stranger out of bis door; conduc
tor makes a satisfactory explanation; lady
recovers, and makes conductor promise not
to say a word about the matter; reporter in
the neighborhood splitting bis sides with
laughter.— Detroit Tribune.
Mr. Prentice ha* contributed largely to
the gems that sparkle in our Engli*h litera
ture. This, upon stimulant.*, msy be placed
among the golden sayings of Pythagoras:
''There are times when the pulse lies low
in the bosom and beats low in the veins;
when tbe spirit sleeps the sleep, apparently,
knows no waking, in its bouse of clay, and
tbe window-shutters arc closed, and the
door is hung with tbe invisible crape of
melancholy; when we wish tbe golden sun
shine pitchy darkness, and very willing to
'fancy clouds where no clouds be.' This is
a state of sickness when physic may be
thrown to the dogs, for we will have none
of it. What shall raise the sleepless Laza
rus? What shall make the heart beat mu
sic again, and the pulse dance to it through
all the myriad thronged halls in our house
of life? What shall make the sun kiss the
Eastern hills again for us, with all his old
awakening gladness, and the night overflow
with 'moonlight music, love and flowers?'
Love itself is the great stimulant —the most
intoxicating of all—and performs all these
miracles; but it is a miracle itself, and is not
at tbe drug store, whatever they say. The
counterfeit is in the market, but the winged
god is not a money changer we assure you.
Men have tried many things, but still
they ask for stimulant —the stimulants we
use, but require the use of more. Men try
to drown the floating dead of their ownsouls
in the wine cup, but the corpse will rise.
We see their faces in the bubbles. Tbe in
toxication of drink sets the world whirling
again, and the mu.-ic. and the
thoughts galloping, but the fast clock runs
down sooner, and the unnatural stimulation
only leaves the house it fills with the wild
est revelry—more silent, more sad, more
deserted, more dead.
There is only ODe stimulant that never
fails, and yet never intoxicates —Duty.
Duty puts a blue sky over every man—up
in his heart may be —into which the sky
lark, Happiness, always gees singing.
SPONGING ON THE PRINTER.
There is considerable more truth than poe
try in tho following extract which wc clip
from an exchange :
"The public corporations, societies and
associations, generally have a funny notion
about printers. They think we ought (o
print, puS ana publish all for nothing, that
is free gratis, in other words they seem as
tonished if we ask half price only for an
obituary notice, card of thanks, tribute of
respect, a personal communication, or any
thing else that only interests a few persons,
and not the general reader. They think it
costs nothing to advertise, puff, etc. And
thus one and another will sponge. They for
get that this business makes them known.
They forget that it is printers ink that
makes nine-tenths of their immense for
tunes ; they forget that it takes money to
pay compositors —to buy ink, type and pa
per, and lastly they forget even to thank
youjfor woikingfor nothing, by gratuitously
puffing their business or serving the public.
Did you ever hear of anybody, or any cor
poration, thanking an editor for what he
had done? Guess not. \Vc print for money
—to make a living. Persons will therefore
govern themselves accordingly."
CURE FOR HYDROPHOBIA.—A German 1
forest keeper, 82 years old, not wishing to
carry to the grave with him an important
secret, has jnst published, in a Leipsic pa
per, a receipt he had u*ed for fifty years,
and which, he says, has saved several men
and a great number of animals from a horri
ble death by hydrophobia. The bite must
be bathed as soon as possible with warm
vinegar and water, and when thi* has dried,
a tew drops of muriatic acid poured upon
the wound will destroy the poison of the
saliva, aod relieve the patient from all pres
< nt and future danger.
vols. 42: NO. 27
A PETTTLFIED FOREST.
Three or four miles southwest of Bay
an Station, on the Pacific lailroad, is a
high bluff of loose sand that plainly in
dicates its being drifted there by the winds.
All over the ground you see large peiccs of
heavy stone, showing the bark, the grain,
and the size of the tree from which it grew
as plain as daylight. ,
Dig down a few feet and you find large
sect ion* of trees, showing the rough bark,
the sap and heart of an oak tree as plainly
as though it was a freshly cut block to split
into shingles. Then, again. I have seen
leaves taken out at the depth of three or
four feet, petrified, yet showing the ridges
and veins, and as transparent as the day
they fell from the father oak. Prom all the
indications, I think, had Cortex visited the
spot, he would have seen the petrified logs,
chunks and leaves showing almost as great
age as we now see them.
Some writers tell of a petrified forest
standing here in the far West, but do not
give the story credit; yet 1 am convinced
that one does exist, and the pieces remain
ing on the surface are fast approaching de
cay. I saw also a petrified turtle taken
out of a deep cut somewhere between Bryau
and Echo. It looked as natural as a snap
ping turtle, just pulled out of the river.
Where one of its legs came out of the shell
it had been broken; and different qualities
of stone could be seen, differing in color, as
does the meat in quality of that very singu
lar animal.— Cincinnati Commercial.
"No BOOM FOR LOAFERS. "—These
words recently met our eyes as we passed a
workshop in this city. "N'o room for
loafers." Sure enough, there is no room
for loafers anywhere in this working world.
They are not wanted in the busy workshop,
nor in the editor's sanctum; they are a
nuisance iu the country tore, spitting and
spewing about the stove, and at the post
office and street corners are in
way. They are forever out of place—ex
cept when in the almshouse or jail. A dead
weight upon society, they are a hindrance
and a bore. They form no part of nature's
p'an; it abhors them, as it deer a vacuum.
While all the world around them is going
forward, they are standing still, or rather
gliding imperceptibly backward into seedy
vagabondism. A loafer soon grows rusty.
It is only use which keeps our faculties
bright, and the idle man gets dull, stupid,
stolid and muddy headed.
Yet some of these fellows seem to think
very well of themselves. You will see
them strutting along the sunny side of the
street, lounging at corners, or hanging
about the doors of the hotels, with fine
clothes upon their Lacks, and a well satis
fied smirk upon their vacant countenances.
The poor creatures look down upon a poor
working man as a being of inferior order!
No doubt the drones affect to despise the
busy bees, until they arc driven from the
hive to starve, while the workers feast upon
the honey. A loafer setting himself above
the man who labors with his hands! Why,
he is as far beneath hint as. in the order of
creation, the sloth is beneath the common
horse. A young mechanic, in his working
dress, and with his tools in his hands, is
every way a more agreeable object than the
best dressed loafer in existence. There is
always room for him. He is never out of
place, for he is keeping step with the move
ment of the universe. He has an aim, a
purpose, and he stands for something. His
faculities are trained to use,' and he is of
value to the world for what he can do. The
skilled workman is to the idle man what the
manufactured article is to the raw material.
He has an additional value above that of
THE VALUE OF SELF EXERTION.—The
value of self exertion appears nowhere more
decided than when we follow the track of
those who became eminent without having
the advantage ground of instruction from
which to start. There is scarcely anything
more gratifying to the mind than the well
written life of a person whose intellectual
struggles through every difficulty, arising
from want of books, want of examples, want
of patronage, and who, notwithstanding
these impediments, continues to struggle till
he triumphantly emerges into notice. Art
surrenders some of her choicest secrets, sci
ence smiles, and fame or or
both, place the successful experimenter far
above common names. Not scantily above
arc the riches in the temple of Fame ce
mented with lasting memorials of person
thus claiming their well deserved honors
persons who have been the boast and bless
ing of the day by dint of unsubdued patience,
fortitude and vivacious genius. Every de
partment of art and aueneeis filled with
them. The stimulating examples are on
every hand. From the lowest rank of life
they start forth. They break all the shack
les of ignorance. The repulsive frowns of
the crowd cannot daunt them. The fear of
the timorous they do not listen to. Deter
mined to excel, they do excel. Their na
tive energies urge them forward in the hon
orable career till success crowns their glow
A SOLDIER who lost his scalp with Cus
tar at Washita tells how it felt. First an
Indian clubbed him as he lay wounded.
Then a squaw squatted on his breast and
pulled his hair out by handfuls as she
screeched his death song or something else;
and finally this was the process: "The lu
dian stepped one foot on my chest, and with
his hand gathered up the hsir near the
crown of my head. He wasn't very tender
about it, but jerked my bead this way and
that, and pinched like Satan. My eyes wore
partially open, and I could see the bead
work trimmings on his leggings. Suddenly,
I felt the awfule.-t biting, cutting flash go
round my head, and then it seemed to me
just as if my whole head had been jerked
clean off. I never felt such pain in all mv
life; why, it was like, pulling your brain
out, I didn't know any more for two cr
three days, and then I came to find that I
had the sorest head of any human that ever
lived. I was shipped down to Laramie after
a bit, and ail the nursing I got hain't made
the hair grow out on this spot yet."
AN American writer Fays: '"A woman
will tling to the chosen object of her heart
iike a possum to a gum tree, and you can t
separate her without snapping strings no
art can mend, and leaving a portion of her
soul on the upper leather of your affections.
She will sometimes see something to love
where others see nothing to admire; and
when fondness is once fastended on a fellow,
it sticks like glue and treacle in a busby head
j of hair."
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GET AX EARI.Y BREAKFAST.— A bad cus
tom prevalent in many families, especially
among farmers, of working an hour or two
before breakfast, attending lo chore.-, hoe
ing in the garden, cutting wood, mowing,
etc. This is centwuient on many accounts,
but not conductive of health. The preva
lent opinion is, that the morning air is the
purest and most healthy and bracing; but
the contrary is the fact. At no hour is the
air more tilled with dampness, fogs, and
miasmas tbui about sunrise. The heat of
the sun gradually dissipates these miasmatic
influences as the day advances'. An early
meal braces up the system against these ex
ternal influences. Every one knows the
languor and fsintne-ss often experienced for
the first hour iu Ihe morning, and that it is
increasing by exercise and the want of food.
We do not agree with the boarding-house
regime which prescribes a long walk before
breakfast as a means of promoting health,
l'robabiy the best custom would be, to fur
nish every member of the family, especially
those who labor out of doers, with a cup of
warm coffee, well mixed, immediately after
rising from bed. Then let. them attend to
chores, or mowing, hoeing, etc., for an hour
or two, while the teams are feedihg and the
breakfast preparing. They will feel better,
and do more.— Agriculturist.
A BUY S COMPOSITION ON Ict—l like
iee. When it's cold, I like it best. lee is
■;ood (or a gn at many things. It is good
to skate on, ami it is good to make ice
cream. I iike to skate. Sometimes I lend
my skates to L : zzie Jones and she lets me
buckle them on for her. She wears striped
stockings, fcith red and white and hlne
stripes running around them, and ber legs
took like a stick of candy. Father says ice
is good in cobblers. I don't know why it is
better in cobblers than in little boys. I sup
pose I shall be a good deal wiser when I grow
up. I like ice cream with plenty of vanilla
in it. There is more ice-cream in the sum
mer than in winter, and more ice in winter
than there is in summer. There are heaps
of things Ido not understand. Mother says
if I eat too much ice cream it will make my
stomach hurt. I cat all I want, but lam
careful not to eat too much, because mother
tells me not to. When next winter comes
L'zzle Jones and I are going to skate some
more. There will not be any more winter
until after summer come-'. The seasons are
mighty odd in this country. Sometimes
winter comes before summer, and some
time .-ummer comes before winter. Spring
always conies after winter. Father says I
may have a new pair of skates next summer.
When I get to be a man, I am going to
pour red stuff oo the ice to warm it, before
I put it in my mouth, like father does.
A NEWLY MARRIED man took his bride on
a tour to Switzerland for the honeymoon,
and when there induced her to attempt,
with him, the ascent of the high peaks.
The lady, who at home had never ascended
a bill higher than a church, was much
alanii!sd.-6od had to be carried by the
guides with her eyes blindfolded, so as not
to .witness the horrors of the passage. The
bridegroom walked by her side, 'expostu
lating with her fears. He spoke in honey
moon whispers; but the rarefaction of the
air was such that every word was audible.
"You told me, Leonora, that you always
felt happy, no matter where you were, so
long as you were in my company. Then,
why are you not happy now?" "Yes,
Charles, I did," replied she, sobbing hys
terically, "but I never meant above the
HASTY FRIENDSHIP.—Some people are
continually acquiring "dear friends." La
dies of an impressible nature have been
known to add two or three to their list ev
ery week during the season. Men are
not, generally speaking, as apt to rush into
frendship as the more amiable sex: yet
many of us contract friendship in haste,
that we repent at leisure. True friends are
scarce articles. They cannot be picked up
like pebbles. Will the ladies excuse us for
saying that men's friendships are, in most
cases, stronger than theirs? The charming
young creatures who walk with arms linked
around each other's waists, and exchange
kisses and confidences daily, are not, as a
general thing, so closely, wedded together
by mutual affection but that envy or jeal
ousy may part them or even make them
enemies. A true friend is hard to find.
ONE of the most calmly philosophical
speeches I ever heard I heard the other day
from the month of an urchin. The scene
was a playfield attached to a most respecta
ble academical establishment Boys were
busy cricketing, and engaged in other sports.
Espying one solitary little fellow stretched
oat on the grass in listless abandonment of
all control over his limbs:
"Find the weather too warm for exer
tion?" I remarked.
"No," he said: "but when I bore myself
doing nothing, playtime seems so much
I have not yet -recovered from the stu
penHoue <Lpth of this answer.
A BAD THROAT. —President Tuttle tells
of a man who, 1543, asked a Cincinnati
phyician to examine his throat. The doc
tor told him his throat was all right, but the
man told him to take another look 'for,'
said he, 'something is the matter with* my
throat.' But the doctor could sec nothing
'Well said the man, 'I think there must bo
something wrong with my throat, for I have
swallowed a hundred thousand dollars worth
of farming utensils and stock, besides a
This seems to be a Ijard case, but we
think our boy s can explain it, and tell what
was the true nature of this man's disease?
What is it boys?
TALLOW candles were first used for lights
in the year 1290; glass windows for lights in
11 SO; tea was first brought tc Europe from
China in 1001; coffee was first brought to
England in 1641: printing in colors was in
vented in 1628. and the art of printing from
movable types in 1446.
PERHAPS it is not generally known, says
! an exchange, as it should be, tbat salt put
; in the mouth will instantly remove the con
vulsive movements of fits, either of child
ren or animals. _
A Western editor, when in durance for
libelling a J ustico of the Peace, was request
ed by the jailor to give the prison a favora
ble notice. m
How to punish a hungry man—drive a
steak into hitu.