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ATTORNEYS AT LAW.
ATTORNEYS AT LAW, anDroßß, PA.
Have formed a partnership in the practice of
the Law, in new brick building near the Lutheran
Church. [April 1, 1869-tf
-YJ A. POINTS,
ATTORNEY AT LAW, BEDFORD, Pa.
Respectfully tender# hi# professional services
to the public. Office with J. W. Lingenfe'ter,
Esq., on Public Square near Lutheran Church.
ff®-Colluctiona promptly made. [April, 1'69-tf.
ESPY M. ALSTP,
ATTORNEY AT LAW, BEDFORD, Pa.,
Will taithfnlly and promptly attend to all busi
ness entrusted to hi* eare in Bedford and adjoin
ng counties. Military claims, Pensions, back
pay, Bcunty, Ac. speedily collected. Office with
Mann A Spang, on Juliana street, 2 doors south
of the Mengel House. apl 1, 1860.—tf.
T R. DURBORROW,
#J . ATTORNEY AT LAW,
Will attend promptly to all business intrusted to
his care. Collections made on the shortest no
He H also, a regularly licensed Claim Agent
and ail give special attention to the prosecution
'vii f against the Government for Pensions,
Back I ay, Bounty, Bounty Lands, Ac.
Office on Jnliana street, one door South of the
Inquirer office, and nearly opposite the 'Mengel
House" April 1, lfifiihtf
. L. RUSSELL. 1. a. LOK6EXBCXER
RUSSELL A LONGENECKER,
ATToaaars A COC.VBELLOES ar Law,
Will attend promptly and faithfully to all busi
ness entrusted to their care. Special attention
given to collections and 'be prosecution of claims
for Back Pay, Bounty, Pensions, Ac.
S#-Office on Jnliana street, south of the Court
House, Apri l::lyr.
J- M'D. SHARPS - *• '• RRRR
SHARPS A KERB,
A TTOKSE TS-A T-LA W.
Will practice in the Courts of Bedford and ad
joining counties. All business entrusted to their
core will receive careful and prompt attention.
Pensions, Bounty, Back Pay, Ac., speedily col
lected from the Government.
Office on Juliana street, opposite the banking
bouse of Reed A Schetl. Bedford, Pa. Apr l:69:tf
\y C. SCHAEFFER
ATTORNEY AT LAW,
Uffiee with J. W. Dickerson Esq.. Soaprly
Q K B. F. HARRY',
Respectfully tenders his professional ser
vices to the citisens of Bedford and vicinity.
Office an 1 residence on Pitt Street, in the building
formerly occupied by Dr. J. H. Hofius. [Ap'l 1,69.
OE. SHANNON, BANKER,
BANK OF DISCOUNT ASD DEPOSIT.
Collections made for the East, Wert. North and
South, and the general business of Exchange
transacted. Notes and Accounts Collected and
Remittances proinptljmade. REAL ESTATE
bought and sold. April 1:63
PITT STRT, TWO noons WEST or THE Ban
roßt> HOTEL, BEITOHD, PA.
WATCHMAKER AND DEALER IN JEWEL
RY. SPECTACLES. AC.
He keep 3 on hand a stock of fine Gold and Sil
ver Watches, Spectacles of Brilliant Double Refin
ed Glasses, also Scotch Pebble Glasses. Gold
W ateh Chains, Breast Pins, Finger Rings, best
quality of Gold Pens. He will supply to order
a nj thing in his line_sot on hand. [apr.2S/65.
T\ W. CROUSE,
LJ. DEALER IS
CIGARS, TOBACCO, PIPES, AC.
On Pitt street one door east of Geo. R. Oster
Jt Co.'s Store, Bedford, Pa., is now prepared
to sell by wholesale all kinds of CIGARS. All
orders promptly filled. Persons desiring anything
in his line will do well to give him a call.
Bedford April 1. 'CO.,
ri N. HICKOK.
0E ee at the old stand in
Bask BCN.Disct, Juliana St., BEDFORD.
All operations pertaining to
Surgical and Mechanical Dtntittry
performed with care and
Anteetketici administered, icftm desired, Ar
tificial teeth inserted at, per get, SS.OO and up
Aa I am deteimined to do a CASH BUSINESS
ur none, I have reduced the prieee for Artificial
Teeth of the various kiada, 24 per cent., and of
Gold Killings 33 per cent. This reduction will he
made only to strictly Cash Patients, and all sueh
will receive prompt attention. TfebfiS
This large and commodious house, having been
re-taken by tbe subscriber, is now open for the re
ception of visitors and boarders. The rooms are
Urge, well ventilated, and comfortably furnished.
The table will always be supplied with the best.
!he uarket can afford. Tbe Bar is stocked with
the choicest liquors- In short, it ia my purpose
to keep a FIRrT-CLASS HOTEL. Thanking
the public for paat favors, I respeetfclly solicit a
renewal of their patronage.
N. B. Hacks will run constantly between the
Hotel and the Springs,
may 17,'fiifcly WM. DIBERT, Prop'r.
Vj HUNTINGDON. PA.
This old establishment having been leased by
J. MORRISON, formerly proprietor of the Mor
ri- n House, has been entirely renovated and re
furnished and supplied with all tbe modern im
provements and conveniences necessary to a first
The dining room has been removed to the first
Boor and is now spacious and airy, and tbe eham
'>er are all well ventilated, and the proprietor
will endeavor to maka bia guests perfectly at
ho**, Address, J. MORRISON,
oljuiyt l Huntingdon, Pa.
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KOOPMASSCHAAP is Dutch for Cage men
up—a very appropriate Dauie for dealers in
coolies. Was he baptised thus by his Chris
tian parents or his Chinese children ?
THE New York Tribune thinks if the Na
tional capital should be removed to Chicago
the sole amusements of Congress would be
looking at the lake tunnel and getting di
A MAN once went to an eccentric lawyer
to be qualified for some petty office. The
lawyer said to him : "Hold up your hand !
I'll swear you, but all creation couldn't
No EX-PRESIDENT since the days ot John
Quincy Adams has ever had the courage to
resist Washington after his term of office
had expired, until Andrew Johnson lately
returned fo the scene of his former great
A COMPANY has been formed in Chicago,
and will soon be in operation, for distilling
alcohol and extracting soap grease from or
dinary city garbage. It is estimated that
each barrel of garbage will yield three
pounds of soap grease and four gallon of
JAPAN is a battleground of religious ideas
as well as of political ambition. A great
pressure is brought to bear on the authori
ties in favor of religious fieedom. For a
long period the Japanese having regarded
Christianity with especial fear, but the
opinion is now prevalent and gaining ground
among them, that Christianity is soon to be
their prevailing religion.
THE rebels who fled the county to escape
the just punishment of their great crime,
and went to Brazil, soon tired of their new
home, and began to return when it was
known that their sins bad been forgiven
them. The last batch of them, who were
determined to stay in a laud where slavery
was still rampant, have only jast now come
back. They find that there is no place like
the home they tried to destroy.
THE ratification of the Fifteenth Amend
ment is no longer a question of uncertainty.
It is assured beyond any perad venture. In
deed the Democrats, in some places at least,
show a disposition to give it the go by and
hunt np new issnes by which the party or
ganization may be maintained. Dead issues
have never yet been dug up with profit, and
the truth may as well be learned now as
NEW ONE DOLLAR NOTES —The Treas
ure Department will soon issue new United
States notes of the denomination of one
dollar, the plates for which are now being '
enzravej. Upon ths new notes the bust of
Wasuington will be substituted for the vig
nette of Justice Chase. This is in accor
dance with an act of Congress, which pro
hibits tbe likeness of any person now liv
ing from being on the face of the national
IMPORTANT PRIVILEGE TO BANKS.— I THO
Secretary of tbe Treasury has determined to
permit national banking associations to sub
stitute for their five-twenty securities on
their circulation ten forties at the rate of
eighty-five per cent, of their par value and
other gold bearing six percent, securities
at tbe rate of ninety per cent. This ex
change is subject to revision if it occars so
frequently as to become onerous to the De
SECRETARY BOUTWEU.'B ECONOMY.—
The determination of Secretary Boutwell to
adhere to the economical rule caunot be bet
ter understood than in stating that, since he
assumed the duties of Secretary of ihe
Treasury, there has not been a single ap
pointment made in his own office, while a
number has been discharged. The same
rule has been practically carried out in all
the bureaus, and tbe pay rolls of this de
partment at the end of the present month
will show a very flattering reduction of ex
penses compared with ths rolls on his ac
cession to this office.
THE Pacific Railroad Company is begin
ning to show some sense, which it has been
entirely too long in doing. It has reduced
the price of passage to emigrants to fifty
dollars from Philadelphia to California,
which is some inducement for this class to
venture their fortunes in that distant part
of the Union, and without whom eve r the
railroads thither would prove a failure. It
ha-also reduced the freight-charge on fruit
to five cents per pound, which, though still
high, m;7 enable the heavier producers to
furnish us with a portion of their surplus.
Railroads, especially those of great extent,
to become popular and profitable, ought to
! learn from the widespread lessons of ex
l perience by fixing their scale of fares so low
us will, with a careful estimate, barely cover
J expenses. The idea of dividends the first
; year or two should be utterly banished. The
• otber idea, public accommodation at all
hazard", would soon realize all possible an
ticipations of success,
A NEW MORNING DAILY.— John Russell
Young is now making the necessary arrange
ments sor starting a penny morning paper in
| New York. Considerable capital is placed
at bis disposal. It is rumored, in fact, that
Jay, Gould 4 Co. arc to furnish the great
bulk of the proceeds, and a very large cir
culation is confidently expected. Indeed,
the projectors have put theirfigures aB high
as two hundred and fifty thousand. Penny
papers, morning or evening, have not thus
far proved successful in New York, and this
new venture will have to be conducted with
extraordinary tact and vigor if it attains a
tithe of tbe success which its projectors
have mapped out for it. Young still con
tinues to edit the Spirit of flu• Time s dur
ing George Wilkes' absence abroad.
DANGEROUS KITE FLYING.— A young
lad at Lake Station, Mississippi, bad a large
kite presented to biro, about six feet by four
in size, which he attempted to fly the other
day, just as tbe wind was increasing and a
storm was threatening. Tbe wind drew
the kite so heavily as to drag the boy along
also. To prevent lodging bis favorite, he
wound the cord around his body. At last
the wind bore the kite and boy upward,
until the young kiteflyer caught in the top
of a tree, and was suspended seventy-five
feet above the giound. A flood of rain
came on. abating the wind and allowing the
little sufferer to be rescued. He was found
to be unconscious, and so bruised and mar
red as to be scarcely recognized, bnt was
restored the same evening ana is now doing
AMONG the public officers recently re
moved by the President is the widely known
Elihu Bcuritt, the ''learned blacksmith,"
who Las for scveial yoars held the place of
Consul at Brimingham, England.
BKDPOKD. PA.. FRIDAY, AUCHTST 6 1869.
For the IRQCIREH. j]
I watched him as with strong impulse:
A purpose firm and fixed,
He seized the keen-edged instrument —
I thought him ''slightly mixed."
1 saw him raise the glittering steel
Full flashing in the sun,
A moment more and I feit sure
A desperate act he'd done.
His busby head dishevelled was ;
His neck and throat were bare
I shrieked aloud you crazy man
What are you doing there?
Hold! madman, hold — U iav the stroke !
Why seek a reeking grave?
But ere I could arrest his arm
He had — begun fo share. t.
Coming ia couples,
Smiling so sweetly, „j
Up the long aisle
Tripping so neatly.
Nodding at neighbors.
Peering in faces.
Heeding no sermon,
What they go for
Hard ta determine.
On all around them
Don't suit whims:
Plain they assemble
Just for the "kirns"
HOW XH CAN DO MOAT WORK a
A few years ago a wide circle of friends i
and admirers sorrowed over the premature
loss to the world of Theodore Parker and
Thomas Starr King, in the conviction that
both these ardent and brilliant minds were
cut off, one in the morning, and the other
at noon of his career, by imprudent and ex
co-sivc intellectual labor. Sixty years added
-to their joint lives would have been equiva
lent to the creation of" two such men, with
all the stores of int-llectual wealth already j
accumulated, which they had spent nearly 1
their whole lives fo gain. The latter half
of hcir lives could not have failed to bear
the fruits of which the part they actually j
lived bore ouiy the blossoms. It is painful
to see (treat lives thus shortened, and the
world denied the benefits of what they
might have accomplished, when not only
the longevity ef robust men like Scott,
Humboldt, Brougham, Laudor. Thiers,
Tennyson and Bryant, but the well preserv
ed lives and full orbed usefulness of invalids !
like Pope, Charlotte Blonte, Paysou, and
many others, prove that literary life is u a
necessarily averse to health, but, by proper
care, may be favorab'e to the attainment of
ripe years, as well as the most coveted, and
perhaps the most unsullied, of all kinds of
reputation. A few months since Genera!
Charles G. Halpine (Miles O'Reilly, a man
of perhaps the most striking genius Ameri
ca has known since Pee was cut off sudden
ly and sadiy, when the world was barely
discovering his rare and genial powers. AuJ
it is worthy of note that in the case of Miles
O'Reilly, as in the more recent one of Hen
ry J. Raymond, and the earlier ones of
King and Parker, and the long previous
and more prominent cases of Byron, the
youßger Pitt and Napoleon, all of whom
died prematurely, and from like causes, the
feature most dwelt upon in their lives was
their capacity for filling sudden, protracted
and enormous diafts upon their mental and
physical (rowers, living whole weeks of labor
within a few hours or days. In fact, there
is a sort of Napoleonic element in the lives
of each of these men which seems to bear
them on through tfceir Marengos and Aos
terlitaes onlv to bring them to their Water
loo. Their lives have a broken symmetry
I like a beautifully fluted column severed in
mid air. Halpine and Raymond have writ
ten their twelve columns at a sitting. This,
in a narrow field, was like Napoleon dicta
ting to four secretaries at once, averaging
twenty hours of labor per day, and only four
of sleep. It was like the hoy Pitt entering
upon life as Premier of Great Britain, with
an ambition to combine ail Europe and
The men who are characterized by such
feats of herculean labor must separate them
by very thorough intervals of rest or die
young. Such a mode of life, though it may
result in scintillations of brilliant effort,
only remind us how much mure might have
been attained with the same endowments,
had the possessor been gifted with a greater
faculty for judieious indolence. There are
so many who err in the direction of idleness,
that the world has reached a mischievous
style of indiscriminate eulogy of industry,
and work, as if they were all under circum
stances admirable, even though carried to
the degree of self-murder. But excessive
industry is as much a greater rice than idle
ness. as suicide is a greater crime than beg
gary, because it affects more fatally a nobler
and better class of persons. It is not mere
ly in the lessening of the quantity but in the
deterioration to the quality, also of a life's
work, that ill-regulated industry is danger
ous auj often latal to the worker. Long
before excessive toil has swept off its victim,
his capacity for enjoyment is made dull, his
judgment obscured, his tastes blunted, and
often his moral perceptions perverted and
his reputation marred by its corroding influ
ence-. The failures of life admonish him of
his need of rest. It i- a characteristic fea
ture of these brilliant and spasmodic men
that their hearts burn out with the fires of
life at least as fast as tu ir vital forces.
They drift away from the moorings of stead
fast principle, and at their deaths their obit
uaries are charitably silent, in mtuty instan
ces, on weli known follies or vices, which
enter vitally into any impartial estimate of
either their private or public lives.
The most rationa 1 division of human life
would devote about one-third of every day
to work, one-third to recreation, society,
amusement, hygiene, intellectual and es
thetic culture, and one-third to rest and
sleep. The lives of some of our most suc
cessful men show that sueh a division re
sults in a greater aggregate of achievement
and of utility. Few authors have been so
voluminous as Bulwer, and yet he steadilv
confined himself to three hours' writing per
day. Ha tame to his three hours' work
full not only of mental and .xesthetic cul-
ture, but of nervous vitality and physical
vigor. Before as lies a brief "personal"
it m to the effect that "Dickens is recovered
ami walks as much us ever." Beecber, one
of oar greatest and most successful workers,
makes labor incidental to his life, not its
absorbing pursuit. Ho lives through the
week and on Sunday morning early, or oc
casiottally on Saturday, begins to think j
| what he shall say in his next sermon. Pres
ident Grant is the most successful man of
j his ge in proportion to his intellectual en
! dowments, and has performed a work equal
to that of the first heroes of ancient or mod
j ern times, let he never was in a hurry,
never tried to do or say a brilliant thing,
and never overworked himself Utility is
j better that brilliancy, as the aggregate iron
of the world is worth infinitely more than
| its diamonds. It must be a very rare exi- :
| geney which can justify a departure from
1 tiie rule that the most profitable mode of
working iu the long run is never to do in
any one d#y more work than you feel you
would be fully able to do steadily on every
•lay of the week, month or year. In accord
ance with this general rule, the greatest of
| the world's great workers have labored.
To this mode of work we owe the infinite
j fund of pure pleasure which ia being trans
mitted to endless future generations in Bix
Waller Scott's inexhaustible volumes, in
! Ilickena' vast versatility, io Tennyson's rich
depth, and Humboldt's massive learning.
The spasmodic action of the force?, in mind
as* in nature, is brilliant but destructive,
i The volcano, avalanche and flood, tbe tem
pest, earthquake and conflagration are im
| pressive phenomena, but they are not the
means by which nature performs her great
est and most salutary changes. When a
j continent is to be built, the little coral worm
i< set to work; when a mountain is to be
j lowered, the silent frost is employed; and
throughout tbe processes of nature and of
mind, tbe greatest achievements rcsultfrom
those agencies which labor steadily and si
lently through long periods of time.—Chi
\ cago Tribv.ne.
A WESTERN DROVER'S STORY.
My name is Anthony Hunt. I aui a dro
ver ; and I live miles and miles away, upon
the Western prarie. There wasn't, a home
in S'ght when we moved there, my wife and
T, and now we haven't many neighbors,
though those we have are g°f>d ones.
One day about ten years ago, I went away
from borne to sell some fifty head of cattle
—fine creatures as I ever saw. I was to
buy some dry goods and groceries before I
came back, and, above all. a doll for oar
youngest Dolly ; she had never had a store
doll of her own, only the rag babies her
mother made her.
Dolly could talk nothing else, aud went
down to the very gate to call after me "to
buy a big one." Nobody but a parent can
understand how i'ull my miDd was of that
toy, and how, when tbe cattle were sold, the
Abte. 1 hurried off to buy Dolly's doll.
I founds large one, with eyes that would
open and shut wheo you pulled a wire, and
had it wrapped up in paper and tucked it
under my arm, while I had the parcels of
calico and delaine and tea and suzar put up.
Then, late as it was. I started for home. It
might have been mote prudent to stay until
morning, but I felt anxious to get back, and
eager to hear Dolly's prattle about her doll.
1 was mounted on a steady going old horse
of mine, and pretty well loaded. Night set
in before I was a mile from town, and set
tled down dark as pitch while I was in the
middle of the wildest bit of road I know of.
I eonld have felt my way through, liemem-
Lured it so well, and it was almost that when
the storm that had been brewing, broke aud
pelted the rain in torrents, five miles, or may
be six, from home yet, too.
I rode on as fast as I could; but ail of a
sudden I heard a little cry like a child's
voice. I stopped short and listened—l
heard it again. I called and it answered
me. I couldn't see a thing ; all was dark as
pitch. I got down and felt about in the
grass —called again, and again was answer
ed. Then I began to wonder. I'm not
timid, but I was known to be a drover and
to have morey about me. It might be a
trap to catch me unawares and rob aud mur
j der me.
I am not superstitious —not very, but how
could a real child be out in the prarie in such
a night, at such au hour? It might be more
The bit of a coward that hides himself in
rno-t men showed itself to me then, and I
was half inclined to run away, but once more
I heard that cry, and said I:
"If any man's child is hereabouts, An
thony Hunt is not the man to let it die."
I searched again. At last I bethought
uie of a hollow under the hill, and groped
that way. Sure enough. I found a little
drippling thing that moaned and sobbed as
I took it in my arms. I called my horse,
and the beast came to me, and I mounted,
and tucked the little soaked thing under my
coat as well as I could, promising to take it
home to mammy. It seemed tired to death,
and pretty soon cried itself to sleep against
It bad slept there over an hour when 1
saw my own windows. There were lights in
them and I supposed my wife had lit ill- tn
for my sake, but when I got into the door
yard I saw somethibg was the matter, and
stool still with a dead fear of heart five
minutes before I could lift, tl.e latch. At
la t I did it, and saw the room full of neigh
tors, and my wife among them weeping.
When .-he saw me she bid her face. "Oh,
don't tell him," shu said, "it will kill him."
"What is if, neighbors!"
And one said, "Nhing row, I hope—
what's that in your arms?' 1
"A poor lostchild," said I. '"I found it on
the road. Take it, will you, I've turned
faint," and I lifted the sleeping thing and
saw tlje face of my own child, my little
It was my darling, and none other, that I
had picked up upon the drenched road.
My little child had wondered out to meet
"daidy" and the doll, while her mother
was at work, and whom they were lament
ing as one dead. I thanked IKaven on my
knee 9 before them all. it is riot much of a
story, neighbors, but I think of it often in
the nights, and wonder how I could bear to
live now if I had not stopped when I heard
the cry for help on the ruad, the little baby
cry, hardly louder than a squirrel's chirp.
That'* Dolly yonder with her mother in
the meadow, a girl worth saving—l think,
ibut then, I'm Iter father, and partial inay
prettiest and sweetest thing this
Aide of the Mississippi,
THE LONDON THUS ON THE MALE
of CUBA to the UNITED STATES.
The London Times of July 15 says :
Under such circumstances it would hardly
seem desirable for Spain to prolong the con
test. After tbe failure of the experiment,
tried by General Dolce, it must be evident I
that the system of sending public function
aries from Madrid to batten on the colony
will have to be given np. Something like
progress towards an enlightened commer
cial policy will soon become a necessity
for revolutionized Spain, and, upon the in- j
troduction cf more liberal tariffs, it will
be difficult for tbe flour of Castile to keep
up a competition with that from New Or
leans, or far tbe manufacturers of Cata
lonia to monopolize the markets of the An
tilles, If all that comes to pass, it is im- i
possible to see of what earthly use Cuba can
any longer be to Spain, unless it be to gratify
national pride by the maintenance of a do- j
minion which ia disputed in the teeth of some
forty thousand or fifty thousand of Spain's ■
best troops. It seems but reasonable to
think that considerations of this nature j
must bare eome weight with the men now
guiding the destinies of the Spanish monar
chy, and make them doubt whether Cuba ;
does not cost them much more than it is,
worth, and whether its loss under almost any '
terms might not be counted clear gain. Al
ready nearly ail the far-sighted statesmen in
Spain, with General Prim at their head,
have expressed their firm conviction that the
separation of the colony from the mother
country is only a question of time.
A just feeling of pride prevents any step
in that direction being taken so long as in
surrection trusts to arms for tbe success of |
its cause. But upon the pacification of the
island beiDg effected, and Spani.-h honor re
ceiving the fullest satisfaction, it would
seem natural that the dictates of wisdom
should be listenened to. Cuba is valuable
property, Spain is bar! up for c-asb. and a
purchaser is at band. Able negotiators
would be at no loss for a compromise which,
while sparing the jn-t susceptibilities of the
Spanish nation, could induce it to yield a
' troublesome sovereignty for a consideration
which might afford the means for restoring
its shattered finances and consolidating its
revolution. It is importaot for Spanish
statesmen to think of it; nor is it quite cer
tain that they are not thinking of it. The
intercourse between the new Spanish Gov
ernment and the Cabinet at Washington is
carried on on the most cordial and friendly
terms. Apart from sciuplcs about high
principles of nationality and popular
sovereignty, it is an arrangement that would
suit all interested parties. Canvass the real
population of the islaud, and the glthisci I
would give only one result —a vote for an
nexation to the American Union. Wchave
said the "'real"' population, for, after all,
Cuba should be for the Cubans, and the
'"Peninsulars," if tbe new order of things
were less to their taste, Lave always their
own country to fall back upon. The only se
rious questions arising about the scheme are
whether the Americans can at this moment
offord the purchase-money, and whether
"Spanish statesmen, if they tfcemselres un
derstand reason, can easily bring their
people to view the matter with their own
HIS HOME AND HIS WRITINGS.
Dr. Holland was educated as a physician,
and hang out his shingle in Sprinfield,
Mass. He soon after started a weekly pa
per. which did not succeed. Somewhat dis
couraged he moved his family to Yicksburg,
Mississippi. Here he became a school
teacher, but tired of it in a year. Return
ing to Springfield, he was out of employ
ment, and very much cast down.
Mr. Samuel Bowles invited him to a po
sition on the Republican, then a rising pa
per. From this point he began to make his
literary name. First came tbe ''Bay Road,"
a noveL This was not a very great success.
Then there were the two volumes upon the
"History of Western Massachusetts"—a
work that required a vast deal of labor, but,
which was nor. especially profitable.
The next work was the great hit. When
"Timothy Titcomb" began his series of let
ters, then the uame of Dr. Holland began to
be kuown. The "Letters to the l'oung.
Single and Married" was received with great
favor, and in book-form has sold over sixty
thousand copies. "Bitter Sweet,' an ex
quisite poem, sealed the reputation of Dr.
Holland as a successful writer. Over seven
ty five thousand copies of this poem have
The "Life of Lincoln" brought the Hoc
tor ten thousand dollars. "Kaihrina" must
have already added twenty thousand dollars
to the author's exchequer. Dr. Holland, as
an editor, has done some good work. His
"Crystal Christmas," and "Under the
Stars," were two gems that were very beau
tiful. In politics Mr. Bowles excelled him.
He owned an interest in the Republican
till two years ago, when he sold it for $28,-
000, and retired from all editorial labor.
As a lecturer Dr. Holland has been ac
customed to earn about four thousand dol
lars a year. His principal field was the
West, and his favorite places Buffalo and
Cleveland. There were few lyceura lectur
ers more popular than he, but his best work
was not lectures. He detested lecturing so
much that we doubt whether he will ever
take it up again.
His home is "BrigLtwood," near Spring
field, a very tasteful country place arranged
by himself at a cost of nearly forty thousand
dollars. He has a delightful family, some
of the members of which have already been
honored by figuring in his wiitiogs. He is
very prominent in church matters, and is
utterly free from the habits that sometimes
are the ruin of authors.
Of large heart, a sympathetic nature, and
a fine, manly presence, he is as noble a char
acter as ever his pen and imagination have
sketched. He is now wealthy, the bulk of
his properly having beeD made within four
or five years. "Kathrina" is altogether his
greatest success. He will remain abroad
another year, his principal errand being the
education of his children.
THE Democratic candidate for Governor i
said at Philadelphia that speech making
was not his vocatian. But there is a match- ;
less eloquence in the open mouth 3 of bis
THE last report upon the lay-delegation
question in the Methodist Church, gives an
aggregate vote of 107,605, of which 78,536
are aSrmatire and 29,071 negative, a ma
jority of nearly 50,000 for lay-representa
VOL. 12: NO. 38
JUSTICE TO IIABIES.
Babies are not to blame for being di.-a
greeable—they can't help it. They want to
be let aione and kept out of tight, if they
are well bred; but their f'uolbh parent*
won t let then) hare their way, unlets the
word is differently spejed. The unfortu
nate Rabies must be taken into the light,
and looked at, and criticised, and poked
in the ribs, and asked to laugh a little. The
idea of laughing under such eircum
stances! Crying is much more natural, and
they cry, of course. Who wouldn't? To
put a sensitive and tcn.-ible baby on esbi
bition, and insist ou it playing a comedy
part with a dozen pins in its flesh, and sev
eral doses of medicine internally, revealing
the ignorance of physician*, is much like in
sisting that a bereaved FOT> should dance a
hornpipe at Lis mother's funeral.
Nor are Rabies bound to resemble their
father or mother, or both at a time. Tbey
must have a confused notion what their per
sonal appearance is after being assured they
are exact counterparts of their parents,
aunts, uncles, grandfathers, graud in others,
and all their cotemporaneous relatives.
The truth is they don't look like anything
in particular but themselves. Beauty is
impossible to them and they know it.
Their family pride is revolted at the thought
of being compared to their ancestors who
may chance to be comely. Their intuitive
sence of art is quite sufficient to inform thcui
that seven to thirty pounds of scarlet avoir
dupois, with imperceptible noses, protuber
ant eyes, and entire absence of symmetry,
do not constitute beauty. They are con
scious that they suffer by comparison with
other little animals, evtu with geese and
pigs, so far as aesthetics go, aud therefore,
beauty is a delicate subject they would pre
fer not to have discus *ed. Rabies have no
individuality of appearance whatever, and
I discovering liLenesies between them and
mature persons is a.* if we compared the
tenderness of a steak with the expression of
■ a human countenance. — Packard'* Monthly,
\ for May.
TUB very last page Theodore Parker's
busy fingers ever wrote, tells the child's
story, than which, he says, "no event in
ujy life has made so deep and lasting im
pression on me. A little boy in petticoats,
in my fourth year, my father sent me from
the field home. A spotted tortoise, in
shallow water, at the foot of a rhodora,
caught my sight, and I lifted my stick to
strike it, when a voice said it was wrong.
I stood with lifted stick, in wonder al the
new emotion, till rhodora and tortoise van
ished from my sight. I hastened home
and asked my mother what it was that told
me it was wrong. Wiping a tear with her
apron, and taking me in her aims, the
said: 'Some men call it conscience; but I
prefer to call it the voice of God in the
soul of man. If you listen to it and obey
it. then it will sp®k- .wl
guide you right. But if you turn a deaf
ear or disobey, then it will fade out, little
by little, and leave you in the dark at.d
without a guiJe.' "
How gad and awful it must lie for God to
Sitting in white calms upon bis shiniug
To all the ceaseless and unanswerable pray
Beseeching blindly for the good unknown :
The importunate pleadings of strong souls
Yearning for what they never can attain.
To answer with a blank and wordless si
The passionate longings of the heart's
Over some dear one, on whose brow His
The awfnl sign hath written—"Come up
To listen, answering not, yst know one
One look, would stay the chariot wheels of
God is not deaf; the cry ot every human
That out of doubt and darkness calls to
The infinite, sad chorus of appeal He heareth.
Between the hymning of the cherubim:
Amid the mnsic of the swinging spheres
The lowliest breathing of His name He
TEACH TIIF. WOMEN TO SAVE. —There's
the secret. A saving woman at the head
of the family is the very best savings bank
yet established—one that receives deposits
daily and hourly, with no costly machi
nery to manage it. The idea of saving is
a pleasant one, and if the woman would
imbibe at once, they would cultivate and
adhere to it, and thus many when they
were not aware of it, would be laying the
foundation for a competence, security in a
stormy time, and shelter on a rainy day.
The woman who sees to her own house has
a large field to save in, and the best way
to make her oomprehend it is for her to
keep an account of current expenses.
Probably not one wife in ten has an idea
how much are the expenditures of herself
Where from one to two thousand dollars
are expended annually there is a chance to
save something, if the attempt is only
made. Let the housewife take the idea—
act upon it —and strive over it—and she
will save many dollars—perhaps hundreds,
where before she thought it impossible.
This is a duty, cot a prompting of avarice
—a moral obligation that rests upon all
upon the women as well as men, but it is
a duty, we are sorry to say, that is culti
vated very litt'e, even among those who
preach the most, and regard themselves as
I examples io most matters. leach the
women to save, is a good enough maxim
I to be in the next edition of "Poor Rich
THE following is a E-I eciu.e.i of printers j
technical terms —it don't mean. however,
as it would see® to the ui.ioitialcd ;
'•William, put Genera! Washington on !
the galley, and '.hen finish the murder of;
the ycung girl you commenced yesterday.
Set up the ruins of Herculaneum, and dis
tribute the small pox ; you n:ed not finish
that runway match, hut have the high wa
ter in the paper 'his week. Put a new
head on General Grant, and lock up Jeff
Davis ; slide that old matter into hell; aod
| let that pie alone until after dinner. ou
! can put the La lies' Fair to press, and then
! go to the devil and theo put him to woik on
Dtacon Fogy's article on 'Eternal Puoish
! nunt.' "—Printer < Circular.
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WHAT EVRHT VoCMir MAS SHOULD DO.
—L Every young man should make the
rno-t of himself, intellectually, morally,
socially and physically.
2. He should depend upon his own ef
forts to accomplish these r.suit.*.
3. lie should be willing to take advice
from those competent to give i, and to fol
low such advice, until his own judgment
or convictions, properly founded, should
4. If he is unfortunate enough to have a
rich and indulgent father, he must do the
best he can under the cir.um-t ince*, which
wii! b>> to eondnet himself very much as
though he had not these ohstae'es to over
5. He shonTd remember that young mem
if they live, grow old. and that the habits
of youth are oftcaer than otherwise per
peiuated in the u aturu wan. Knowing
this fact, he should "govern himself ac
6. ffcshouii never be dtsAotirjged by
small I thinnings, but remember that nearly
all gre*t re*olts have been wrought out
from apparently slight causes.
7. He should mver, under any circum
stances, be idl.\ If he cannot find the cm
pioyruent he prefers, let him cotne as near
Ids desires as possible—he will thus reach
the object of his ambition.
8. All youne men have "inalienable
rights.'' among which none is greater aud
more sieved than the privilege to be "some
N. C. MutKER, out of the editorial staff
of ih ■ -V' YuiL Tribune, aud the wilt
known agricultural writer for that jOJrn.il
i-> now on a tour of Observation in the
South. In a rec.nt number of the Tribune
be tells a funny story of a prominent far
mer vhniu he met in Georgia, and whose
plan'aiion ho was desirous of visiting, for
the purpose < f learning something of his
system of farming. His reception was
courteous, hut somewhat indifferent; ar.d
contrary to the custom of the country, he
dil cot invite hiui to visit his place, but
ambiguously r< marked, upon the termina
tion of an interview, "So you think you
w n't go out to my p'ace. I sba'l be home
all day to-amirow, aid will show you all
Con,id rln.' hi-> exceptional conduct sin
gular aud somewhat cut ious to find out its
cause, he made some inquiries in regard to
h s agr cultural frieud, and found a solution
of his want of hospitality iu the fact that he
had a colored teaman for his wife, and that
his p'.ace was graced with a goodly number
of mullatto children, of both sexes. Not
much wonder that he did not want a scrib
bling attache of the Tribune to become
cognizant of the practical proof of his adop
tion of the doctrine of miscegenation, which
such worthies pretend to denounce as a pe
culiarly Yankee institution.
SITERFICIAL INFIDELS. —Sir Isaac New
ton set out in life a clamorous infidel, but
on a nice examination of the evidence of
Chri-tianity, he found reason to chaDge his
opinion. When the celebrated Dr. Bailey
was talking infidelity before him, Sir Isaac
Newton addressed him in these, or like
words: "Dr. Bailey, lam always glad to
hear you when you speak about astronomy
or other parts of mathematics, because
that is a subject jou have studied and well
understand; but yon should not talk of
Christianity, for you have not studied it.
I have and am certain you know nothing
about the matter." This was just reproof,
and one that would be suitable to be given
to half the infidels of the present day, for
they often speak of what they have never
studied, and what, in fact, they are entirely
ignorant of. Dr. Johnson, therefore, well
observed, "that no honest man could be an
atheist, for no maa could be so after a fair
examination!" The name ofßume being
mentioned to bim, "No, sir." said he,
"flume owned to a clergyman of the Bis
hopric of Durham, that he had never read
the New Testament with attention."
As EQUIVOCAL ANSWER. —A certain
literary gentleman, wishing to be untjis
turbed one dav, instructed his Irish servant
to admit no one, and if any one inquired for
him to give them an "equivocal answer/'
Night came, and the gentleman proceeded
to interrogate Pat as to his callers :
"Did any one call ?"
"Yes, cur, wan gintleman. '
"What did he say?"
"He axed was yer honor in. '
"Well, what did you tell him?"
"Sure, 1 gave him a quivvikle answer
"How was that?"
"I axed him was his grandmother a
A COUNTRY SCHOOL.—"BibIe dictionary
class come up!" says the master "Who
was Lot's wife ?" "The pillar of salt wot
Moses Lid his head on when he went upin
-13 Mount Sinai to offer his son Isaac op,
cos he had no sheep bat himself to do like
wise." "What is said about Jonah?"
"Jonah swailowcd a whale, and was thrown
up the third day with a parcel of onion seed
which he gave to the Queen of Sheba for
mending bis trousers, which he had burst
in straining to get out of the deu of lions
where Daniel had Lc.'n rehearsing for the
great Peace Festival."
"PAPA,'" said a little urchin to his father
the other day, *1 saw a printer go down the
street ju-t now."
"Did jou souny? How do you know the
person was a printer?"
"Becau-e I do, Papa.
'But he might have been a carpenter or
"Oh no, Papa, he was a printer—likely
an editor—for he was gnawing a bone, and
had no stockings en. The crown was out
of his hat, and his < oat was torn. I am
cert-in he was a printer."'
He pawned his good eiotbis fur whiskey.
"PA, will y>u pet me a new pair of
skatis if I will prove t > joa tl at a dog has
"Yc\ my sou."
"Well, to begin, one dog has one more
tail than no dog, ham't be? '
"Weill no dog'has t.ine tails; sad if one
i has one more than no dog, then one dog
must have ten tails.'
He got his skates.
j A vovsc HBY *wbo vas rebuked b, her
mother for kissing ber intended, just.fied the
j act by QUOTING t" e PSAGE. "Whatsoever y
j would that men -hould <*° ou. do yw.
' even so lo them."