Bedford inquirer. (Bedford, Pa.) 1857-1884, August 27, 1869, Image 1

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groiTSSional &
Have formed a partnership in the practice of
the Law, in new brick building near the Lutheran
Church- [April 1, 1869-tf
jy£. A. POINTS,
Respectfully tenders his professional services
! the public. Office with J. W. Lingenfe'.ter,
Esq., on Public Square near Lutheran Church.
jar-Collections promptly made. [April, 1'69-tf.
Will faithfully and promptly attend to all busi
ness entrusted to bis care in Bedford and adjoin
ng counties. Military claims, Pensions, back
pay. Bounty, Ac. speedily collected. Office with
Mann A Spang, on Juliana street, 2 doors south
of the Mengel House. apl 1, 1869.—tf.
Will attend promptly to all business intrusted to
his care. Collections made on the shortest no
He If, also, a regularly licensed Claim Agent
and U. give special attention to the prosecution
. '.air 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
Houso" April 1, 1869:tf
Attorneys A Counsellors at Law,
Bedford, Pa.,
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.
Office on Juliana street, south of the Court
House. Apri 1:69:1yr.
4- M'n. SBABtrl E. E. KERR
Will practice in the Courts of Bedford and ad
joining counties. All business entrusted to their
care will receivo careful and prompt attention. !
Pensions, Bounty, Back Pay, Ac.,.speedily col- 1
lcctcii from the Government.
Office on Juliana street, opposite the banking
house of Reed A Schell. Bedford, Pa. Apr l;69:tf j
Banroan, PA.,
Office with J. W. Dickerson Esq.. 23aprly
Qlt. B. V. HARRY,
Respectfully tenders hi 3 ser
vices to the citizens of Bedford and vicinity.
Office an! residence on Pitt Street, in the building
formerly occupied by Dr. J. 11. Hofius. [Ap'l 1,60.
Collections made for the East, West, North and
South, and the general business of Exchange
transacted. Notes and Accounts Collected and
Remittances promptlymadc. REAL ESTATE
bought and sold. April 1:69
He keeps on hand a stock of fine Gold and Sil
ver Watches, Spectacles of Brilliant Double 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.2B,'6s.
On Pitt street one door east of Geo. R. Oster
V Cc.'s Store, Bedford, Pa., is now prepared
to sell by wholesale all kinds of CIGARS. All
orders promptly filled. Persons desiring anything
in bis line will do well to give him a call.
Bedford April 1.'69.,
n N. IIIC KO K ,
Office at the old stand in
Bate Bru.Di.vo, Juliana St., BEDFORD.
All operations pertaining to
Surgical and Mechanical Dentistry
performed with care and
Amrtlkelici adminittercd, tchen detired. Ar
tificial teeth imerted at, per tet, 98.00 and up.
At I am deteimined to do a CASH BUSINESS
or none, I have reduced the prices for Artificial
Teeth of the various kinds, 20 per cent., and of
'•old Fillings 33 per cent. This redaction will be
made only to strictly Cash Patients, and all such
will receive prompt attention. 7feb6S
This Urge 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 furnished.
The table wiU 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 for past favors, I respectfully solicit a
renewal of their patronage.
N. B. Hacks will run constantly between the
Hotel and the Springs.
iuayl7,'69:ly WM. DIBERT, Prop'r.
This old establishment having been leased by
J. MORRISON, formerly proprietor of the Mor
rison House, has been entirely renovated and re
furnished and supplied with all the modern im
provements and conveniences necessary to a first
class Hotel.
The dining room has been removed to the first
floor and is now spacious and airy, and the cham
bers are all well ventilated, and the proprietor
will endeavor to make his guests perfectly at
home. Address, J. MORRISON,
•iljulytf Huntingdon, Pa.
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: . a "-oral art ffirnrtal Rrtospaprr, Srbotrb to Uolitire, ©Duration, literature art jflorals.
SOMEBODY figures up Commodore Van
derbilt's wealth at $100,000,000.
THE corner stone of the new State Lunatic
Hospital will be iaia at Danville, on
Thursday. August 26th, by Governor Geary.
THE finest cottage erected at Newport
during the past year is that of Mrs. George
Francis Train, who herself superintended its
construction and plans.
IDLEWILD— once the abode of Willis —is
now sadly neglected. The property has
passed into the hands of Mr. George, of
Newburg, who purchased it for thirty thou
sand dollars.
IT is rumored among railway men that
the war between trunk lines on freight trans
! portation, will end this week. Many canal
! boats have hauled off, as the railways are
carrying grain between Buffalo and New
: York cheaper than the canals.
TILE manner in which the railway kings
contrive to use the courts of New York in
furtherance of their respective ends, goes
far to sustain the imputation that Judges
are becoming at least quite as purchasable
as legislators.
BULWER is now seldom seen in the House
of Lords. He is an old man, looks gone,
as if his day was done. He has quit wri
ting, come down from the clouds of ro
mance, and walks the piaiu old earth
"gloomy and unhappy."
DEMOCRATIC newspapers in lowa are in a
ludicrous position. They have a candidate,
and arc disputing about the spelling of his
name. The gentleman's own testimony is
rejected, on the ground that "he doesn't
IT WILL gratify all good citizens to learn
that "the Administration is substantially a
unit upon all political questions, foreign
and domestic, and that all statements and
insinuations that the President and a por
tion of his advisers are seriously at variance,
has no foundation in fact."
THE gentlemen of society at Saratoga are
epitomized as follows : Greatest lion, Gen
eral Sheridan : luckiest man, John G. Saxe;
ladies' favorite, Ensign Mason; most dk
tinque, W. R. Travers; dances the most,
Sheridan; best dressed, Charles Leland ;
politest, Joe, of the Clarendon.
"FIRST-CLASS tickets from New York to
San Francisco, $150; second class, S7O. A
palace car will leave to night to go to Sac
ramento without change. Extra charge for
double berth and double seat, $22." This
standing announcement is now placarded in
front of the Broadway ticket offices.
THE railway-freight quarrel at New York
is ended by agreement among the lines. Its
profit to the general public forbade the idea
of its continuance. Another quarrel, from
which the public derives no special benefit,
is going on more vigorously than ever. This
is for the control of the far Western connec
tions of the Missouri River, to which end
all tho trunk-lino corporations are active
buyers of the leading stocks from Toledo
FOUR Buffalo editors, not at all satisfied
with the troubles incident to newspaper life,
recently determined to enjoy a balloon ex
cursion. In a short time they landed in the
top of the tallest pine tree on Rock Robbie,
the highest spur of the Alleghenies, near
Kinznn, Warren county, Pa. They stayed all
night in the tree, no doubt highly relishing
being rocked to sleep by the wind. Event
ually they reached terra Jirma, resolved
never more to stir beyond their editorial
A WOMAN named 31rs. Gifford, living in
the northern part of Marion county, lowa,
died on Saturday, from the effects of fright
at the eclipse. She had no knowledge of its
approach, and was alone at the timeitcame
on, with the exception of a child four weeks
old. Terrified at the sight, she seized her
child and fled to a neighbor's, a mile dis
tant. When she reached there her reason
was gone. A doctor near by was called,
who pronounced her incurable. She linger
ed along till Saturday, when she died, with
out her reason having returned.
SOME time ago the North was startled
with the livid account of a "negro riot" in
Mobile, the reporter kindly intimating, al
though not in plain words, that it would
have been far better had a few more ne
groes been shot. This riot turns out to have
been a deliberate massacre of unoffending
colored men by white rowdies. The colored
people were peaceably celebrating the elec
tion of their Congressional candidate, when
the signal shot was fired by a white ruffian,
and the bloody work began, the whites firing
indiscriminately upon the blacks, with the
result already stated.
years ago (August 13th, 1851,) forty Amer
icans, members of the ill-fated Lopez expe
dition, were publicly executed by shooting
iu the city of Havana. After they were
shot, they were dragged by the feet by ne
groes, and then left to the mob, who strip
ped them of their clothes, mutilated their
bodies, and indulged in the most frantic
demonstrations of delight. Their crime was
seeking to achieve the independence of Cuba;
and there is no doubt that the Spaniards
long to glut their revenge in the same way
on Cespedes and his followers. Fortunately
however, they will never have this opportu
GOOD EXAMPLES.— A paragraph is going
the rounds of the papers to the effect that
j Commodore Vanderbilt' daughter has actu
| ally condescended to teach her daughter to
mend stockings. There is no doubt that
the lady in question is a woman of good
sense, who is aware that riches are particu
lary liable to take wings and fly away from
American holders, but where the wonderfnl
; condescension comes in, remarks the Cin.
cinnati Gazette, we cannot see. Every male
, member of the royal house of Prussia is
; obliged to learn a trade, that he may be able
to support himself should want overtake
1 him ; Queen Victoria's daughters are said
to be proficient in all departments of house
keeping. In the eyes of those silly females
whose idea of happiness is concentrated in
the possession and profuse expenditure of
money, all knowledge of the kitchen and the
needle may seem vulgar, but every sensible
person must know that it is jnst as becom
ing in a man to boast of his entire unac
quaintance with business and manly pur
suits as for a woman to affect contempt for
and ignorance of the duties of her peculiar
sphere. It would be well if those who are
astouished at the homely industry of the
\ anaerbilts would learn a practical lesson
from their example.
As one who held herself a part
Of all she saw, and let her heart
Against the household bosom lean,
Upon the motley braided mat
Our youngest and our dearest sat,
Lifting her large, swe ;t, asking eyes,
Now bathed within the fadeless green
And holy peace of Paradise.
Or, looking from some heavenly hill,
Or from the shade of saintly palms,
Or silver reach of river calms,
Do those large eyes behold me still?
With me one little year ago;
The chill weight of the winter snow
For months upon her grave has lain;
And now, when summer south winds blow
And brier and harebell bloom again,
I tread the pleasant paths we trod,
I see the violet-sprinkled sod
Whereon she leaned, too frail and weak
The hillside flowers she loved to seek.
Yet following me where'er I went,
With dark eyes full of love's content.
The birds are glad; the brier-rose tills
j The air with sweetness; all the hills
j Stretch green to June's unclouded sky:
But still I wait with ear and eye
For something gone which should be nigb,
A loss in all familiar things.
In flower that blooms and bird that sings.
And yet, dear heart! remembering thee,
Am i not richer than of old?
Safe in thy immortality,
What change can reach the wealth I hold?
What chance can mar the pearl and gold
i Thy love hath left in trust with me?
And while in life's late afternoon,
Where cool and long the shadows grow.
I walk to meet the night that soon
Shall shape and shadow overflow,
I cannot feel that thou art far,
Since near at hand the angels are;
And when the sunset gates unbar,
Shall 1 not see thee wuiting stand,
And, white against the evening star,
The welcoming of thy beckoning hand?
'What a piece of vulgarity she is !' said
Mary Williamson, with an expression of ex
treme disgust, as she glanced at the new
pupil. 'A calico dress on, and not even
French—nothing but an American print!
And made in such a dowdy style, too !'
'And I believe that is a cotton net on her
hair," said Julia Moore.
'Yes, and that is not the worst of it.
Her mother is a seamstress, and lives over
a store!' added Helen I'riee. 'I think it a
shame for Miss Thomas to admit such girls j
to her -chool. My mother sent me here be
cause she heard it was a very select school.
I shouldn't wonder if she should take me.
away immediately.'
Well, one thin)? is certain, I shall never
take any notice of the low creature,' said
'Nor I, you may be sure. I shall feel
contaminated by her presence,' said Julia.
'I think poor people ought to go to free
At this moment the bell rang, and the
girls went to their places. Julia, having to
pass tUo desk of tho new pupil, whose nam*
was Annie Duncan, haughtily turned her
head and drew her silk skirt around her,
that it might not touch the 'American
Annie naturally felt a little embarrassed
among so many strangers, and had not left
her seat during recess. She had been look
ing around, however, and had observed the
girls whispering. By their frequent glances
toward herself she knew she was the object
of their remarks; and the expression of
their faces told her that she had not made
an agreeable impression upon them. She
noticed their fine dresses and stylish appear
ance, and a blush covered her face for a
moment as she glanced at her own plain
attire and contrasted it with theirs."
'Oh ! why does mother insist upon my
coming to this school?' she asked herself.
'These girls will despise me for my poverty.
I cannot endure their scorn. Why are we
so poor and they so rich?' Tears came to
her eyes; but she quickly brushed them
away as she remembered the lessons of in
dependence and true d'gnity that her
mother had endeavored to instill into the
minds of her children. 'l'm ashamed of
myself' for indulging such thoughts for a
moment,' she said mentally. 'I would not
have anybody know they ever entered my
mind. 1 really did not know that I could
be go foolish. I know that dress doe 3 not
make a lady; and that, even if we are poor,
we can he refined, good and intelligent—
and I mean to he all. I knew before I
came that I should have this trial, and I
determined to bear it bravely; and 1 will.
So Annie Duncan, all you have to do, in
future, is to attend to your lessons, improve
every advantage you possibly can obtain,
and prepare for the work you have marked
out for yourself. You are not here to make
the acquaintance of or to please thoso young
ladies. It matters not what their opinion
of you is, if you do nothing to merit their
scorn; so now, once for all, good-bje to such
Annie had lomied a plan which, as she
did not tell, we will. But, in order that
her motives for making it may be under
stood, it will be necessary to know some
thing of the past and present circumstances
of the family.
Her mother was (he daughter of a
merchant, one of the richest men in New
York at the time of her marriage. She had
made what her father and her friends
generally, called a brilliant match. Mr.
Duncan was wealthy, talented and very
much in love with her. She loved him for
what she supposed him to be. For some
years all went prosperously with them; but
the husband's dissipated habits, of which
the wife knew nothing before marriage,
gradually increased. It is not necessary to
follow him closely in his career. It is
enough for our purpose to know that, when
Annie was nearly ready to graduate, her
father was a ruined man; broken in health,
and bankrupt in business. The fortune left
Mrs. D. by her father had gone with that of
her husbaod. Suddenly, at last, Mrs.
Duncan found herself a widow, with four
children to support, without money or
friends to aid her. Those whom she had
regarded as friends in her prosperous days
had not followed her in her misfortunes.
Until her father's death, Annie had been
sent to the best schools, and bad faithfully
improved every opportunity, in order to
realize her strong desire to be a thoroughly
educated woman. She had tuleDt, energy
and industry, and the tenderest love for her
mother and little brothers and sisters, to
stimulate her to the necessary labor. Her
'plan' was to qualify herself for teaching,
that she might support her mother and
educate the younger ones.
After paying the funeral expenses, and '
moving into 'apartments,' a very few dollars
remained in Mrs. Duncan's purse. She
thought at first of taking Annie from school,
and placing ber in a store. But, after due
deliberation, she decided that a good
education would enable her daughter to
earn a living hereafter in away more con
genial to her tastes; and she resolved to
make every effort possible to continue her
at school. In order to do so, it wits necessary
to find situations for her two boys, and to
earn money herself by her needle. With
the aid of her sewing machine and the boy's
wages, she managed with the strictest
economy to eke out a meagre living for them
It was hard for Annie to see her mother
toiling as she did, early and late. Nothing
j but the hope of being able to repay to her
by her own labors, as soon as her school
education should be completed, made her
patiently endure the trial.
Miss Thomas had been poor when Mrs.
Duncan was rich. It was a return for many
favors that she had insisted upon Annie
sharing the superior advantages her school
Helen Price's indignation increased the
more as she thought of her insulted gentility.
. >She gave expression to it that evening,
j when telling her mother of the 'poor new
j pupil.'
Is it possible,' asked Mrs. Pries, 'that
; Miss Thomas has done such an improper
thing? Well, if she is going to teach the
: plebian classes, I shall certainly send you
i where your associations will be of a more
I aristocratic kind. We may be sorry for the
; poor; bu it is not proper That we should
j show our sympathy by associating with
j them We must not endanger our social
position by doing go. What would the
i Mortimores and Ashburtons say if they
knew of this!'
Nonsense was Mr. Price's exclamation,
that night, after hearing the news which
•his wife had intended should shock him as
it had herself. 'What harm is that going
to do to Helen.' The child has too many
absurd notions. She must be told cf her
origin, to bring a little commou sense into
her head. Tbis young lady may have been
the daughter of a rich man. You surely
have lived in New York long enough to
know that fortunes are often made and lost
in a day; and that some of the handsomest
houses of the city are occupied by the most
vulgar people—snobs and upstarts. Per
haps this pldnan, as you call her, is as
worthy as we considered ourselves when we
belonged to the same class.
'.Mr. P rice ! bow horrible you are,' ex-1
claimed his wife. 'How con you ever alhuh
to such an unpleasant subject ? I would not
for the world have you destroy Helen's
happiness by telling her anything of our
early life. 1 have always carelully kept it
from her.'
'Well, now, I have been of the opinion
for a long time that it would do Miss Helen
good to know that I was a poor mechanic
and you a tailoress in our young days. I
see no reason why I should be ashamed of
the fact; and, if you arc, the sooner you get
rid of such ridiculous folly the better. For
I can assure you that one more venture like
that I have lately made will speedily reduce
us to our former condition.'
Mrs. Price began to weep. 'llow can
you be so cruel ? 'Tis very hard, after all
my struggles for gentility, cutting old
frienls, and just getting settled up town,
and firmly established in the most refined
and elegant circles, to be twitted about for
mer poverty, and threatened with coming
An account of Miss Thomas' shocking dis
regard for the patrician sensibilities of her
pupils was also given that evening by Julia
Monroe to her mother, with a liberal use of
such adjectives as 'vulgar,' 'dowdy,' and
'low born.'
'I am mortified, my daughter, to hear
such expressions from your lips,' replied
Mrs. Monroe, after listening patiently to
Jalia's excited account. 'When will yon
learn that true gentility is not in the purse,
but in the mind and heart? If these are the
notions you are getting from your present
companions, I shall regret that I ever sent
you to Miss Thomas' school. I have told
you many times that nothing in this country
is more uncertain than wealth. A family
may he in one generation rich ; in the next,
poor. I recall at this moment the misfor
tunes of a very dear friend of your father's
and mine. If it had not been for the kind
ness of her father, your parents would have
lost all the wealth they inherited, and would
now be among the class you so wickedly
despise. Annie Duncan was—'
'Why, that is the name of this girl,' in
terrupted Julia.
'May it not be possible,'asked Mrs. Mon
roe, turning to her husband, who had put
down his paper at the mention of the name,
'that is our old friend, whom we lost sight
of when we were in Europe ?''
'I hope it may be,' he replied. 'We
must look into the matter immediately, Ju
lia ; and, if it should be the daughter of my
old friend and benefactor, she must not be
poor any longer. Money will never repay
the debt I owe Mr. Rallston ; and I shall be
most happy to be able to make some return
to bis daughter. Poor Annie! Reared in
luxury, beautiful, graceful, truly sciom
plishcd and gcod as she was, she must not
want for means while we have abuud uce.
Annie Duncan a seamstress ! Can it be pos
sible ? Her uianiage was very unfurluuatc.
I heard of her miserable husband's death;
and, when I went to see her in her former
elegant home, I found that the house and
furniture had passed into the hands of cred
itors, and that she had disappeared, no one
could tell me whore.'
'I will get her address in the morning
from Miss Thomas,' said Mrs. Monroe, 'and
drive around with some sewing. It it
proves to be a stranger, that will afford an
excuse for calling. lam really very impa
tient to know all about it.'
Julia listened to this conversation with
unutterable dismay. She hoped the 'poor
creature,' whose presence she had declared
contamination, would prove to be a total
stranger to her family. What would her
fashionable acquaintances say! And the
girls who had beard her speak as she had
done that morning!
The next morning Mrs. Monroe's carriage 1
drew up at a store on the Oth avenue.
Mrs. M. alighted, rang the bell for the 4th
floor, and was soon seated in the neat little
parlor with her old friend.
It is unnecessary to describe the inter,
view. It was long; for there was much to
be told and much to be heard, and traces of
tears might have been seen on the faces of
bota ladies when they separated. The work
| left in the carriage was not alluded to. Mrs.
; M. went home full of joy at her success, to
help her husband devise souie plan by which
I Mrs. Duncan could be assisted, without
seeming to placo her under any obligation.
Mr. Rallston had paid a large amount for
Mr. Monroe, when the latter had been, as
it seemed to himself, hopelessly involved:
for which he refused to reoeive, afterward,
more than the principal. The interest was
now estimated and found to be a large sum
—more than sufficient for the support of
Mrs. Duncan's family until Annie's educa
tion should be finished. A check for the
amount was made cut and sent to Mrs. D.,
as 'a debt due her father, and to which she
the only heir was entitled to.' She never
knew how the debt was contracted, but re
ceived it gratefully, without the least wound
to her pride or delicacy.
In a short time Annie Duncan's worth be
came known to her fellow pupils, while her
superior scholarship and ladylike deport
ment made them admire and love her.
Helen Price was taken from school by her
shoddy mother, and placed where no plebi
an—that is, according to her definition of
the term—would be received. Away from
her influence, Julia felt the deepest mortifi
cation for her unkind judgment and silly
prejudices, and never after allowed herself
to estimate persons by any outside or merely
adventitious circumstances.
Annie graduated with the highest honors.
The 'apartments' wore exchanged for a good
house in a desirable part of the city ; and
through the recommendations of Miss
Thomas and the Monroes, a profitable
school was commenced. The brothers were
educated according to Annie's 'plan,' and
made good and useful men. Annie and
Julia became devoted friends.
After teaching a few years, Annie Duncan
became the wife of a most estimable and
talented lawyer. She left the care of the
school to her mother and sister. After
traveling abroad for a time with her hus
band, they returned to an elegant home,
presented them by his father.
Mr. Price made one more unsuccessful
venture, that wrecked his fortune audmade
him a discouraged and broken down mer
chant. -.Mrs. Price kept boarders for a
while ; but, failing in that, she and Helen
were obliged to resort to tailoring. Mr.
Price succeeded in getting a clerkship in a
wholesale establishment. By means of his
salary, and the wife's and daughter's earn
ings, they made a comfortable living down
Mr. Nasliy Dreams—The Democracy
Adopt the Suggestion ot their Leading
l'apers, and Attempt to Bury Dead
Issues—\\ hat was left of the Organi
zation after the Completion of the
WicU is in the State uv Kentucky, ;■
May S, 1569. j
I notise in an evenin paper wich I got
hold uv last nitc (it come wrapped around a
new honnit wich Mirandy Pogram, received
from Lousiville), that Yallandygum's organ,
and in fact most uv the Democratic papers
uv the North, had decided that the only
hope for the Democracy is to bury the dead
past, throw overboard the lumber, clear the
decks for ackshen, and go in to win.
Before I had finisht reading the extracks,
I fell into a profound sleep, the wo.-ds
uv the text. "Let us bury the dead past,"
being forcibly fixed in my mind. Sleepin I
dreamed ez I alluz do.
In my vission I found myself standin in
front uv an" immense buildin wich hed been
erected for the purpose of holdin a Demo
cratic Nashnel Convenshin into. Over the
arch way which served as an entrance wuz
this inscripshen, "Nothin succeed like suc
cess—anything for success." Ez I felt that
I hev a rite to participate in enything Demo
cratic, I entered the buildin, and interdoo
sin myself to the Kentucky delegashen, ob
served'the proceedias. A committee had
been appintcd on "the condishen and pros
per uv tlio Democratic party," and that
committee wuz jest reportin. They inform
ed the convenshen that Democracy wuz in
decidedly a bad way, and that they saw but
one way out of the politikle wildernis in
wich they hed bin wanderin for eight long
yeers like second Isrealites, without the
manna to live UDto wich the first hed, and
that way wuz to bury the dead past, and
throw overboard the dead weights that hed
fettered the Democrasy and prevented em
from winnin the heats which they so much
"Amen?" shouted Vallaudygum aloud,
addiu in an undertone, "That'll kill Pendle
ton. '''
"Amen !" shouted Pendleton, addin in a
whisper to one uv his guard which accompa
nied him to Noo l'ork. "That kills off Val
And each uv the leaders hollered "Amen!"
feelin that the ackshen killed off everybody
else. "It is well!" sed the chairman.
"Now lets get at this work uv burying the
dead past ez soon ez possible, for the Lord
knows thcr's enough of it to do. And
when its all done the Democracy, relecved
and strengthened, will go on cockciin and
to conker."
A hearse wuz drawd up afore the chair
man's desk, who called out in a stentorian
voice, "What shall we commence on ?"
"Free trade may be counted as a heft part
of the dead past," remarkt a delegate from
"Hustle it inyelled the Convenshen,
and it was accordinly hustled.
"We may cz well be buried with it," scd
the Noo York importin Dinioerats, and they
composed theirselvcs beside it, and the
hearse pulled out.
"The Yirginna resolooshens!" sung out
the chairman, and forthwith, Garrett Davis
and his followers remarkt that cf them reso
looshens wuz a part uv the dead past, they
must be countid in ez dead pasters also, and
sendin their regrets to their constitooents,
they composed their limbs for burial, and
the hearse loaded with the fearful weight
rolled out.
"States rites !" sung out the chairman,
and forthwith all uv the party knowd more
pcrtikclcry as Conservative Copperheads
laid down without murmur to be liftid in
with it. It took a large number uv hearses
to carry this load, and the takin uv em out
thinned the convenshen terribly.
"Secession !" wuz the next call made by
the chairman, and immejitly all the Knites
uv the Golden Circle, and the .Sons uv Lib
erty uv the North, and nine tenths uv the
Southern delegates, fell prostrate with their
hands up to be tied, and their eyes closed to
hev pennies put onto cm.
"Slavery !" sung out the chairman, and
' to wunst there wuz a sound like the rusbin
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av many waters. Down went full half uv
wat wuz left uv the Convenshun, and a long
| time consoomcd in pickin uv em up and
; loadin em in.
' Repoodeashen !" wuz the next cail, and
without a sigh the delegates from Southern
Illinoy, Injeany and Ohio went down, and
wuz loaded.
"Class Suffrage !" rcmarkt the chairmau
nervously, for the Convcnshun wuz gettin
fearfully thin, and with a groan two thirds
: of wat wuz left wuz huddled ioto the hearses
1 wich went out slowly.
j "Now I ' sed the chairman, "let the lum
ber, the dead weights, them whose presence
in our parly makes it a stench in the nostrils
uv the Amcrikin people, let them be buried
that we may bev nothin in our ranks objec
And immejitly the drivers uv the hearses
precipitated themselves upon Yallandygum,
Voorhees, Fernandy Wood, Pendleton Hoff
man, I rank I'eerce, and all uv that class,
which by the way wuz all that remained.
The chairman looked at mc wolfishly, and
I glowered at him.
"Sir! ' sed he : "I mu.-t carry voo out
and bury yoo, and then
"And then wat?" sed I.
"And then I spose I must commit sooi
side, ez I voted for all them which we bev
hurried, and for all the principles we bev
this day condemned. I spose I too am a
dead weight."
And he went for ine, but durin tlie strug
gle, wich ensood I awoke.
The dream wuz only a dream, and I wuz
glad lhat it wuz so. It's all very well to
talk av burying dead ishoos, and so cn, but
sposin we undertake that Ilerculian task,
wat follows ? Troo, we fcev bin reglerly
bustid on distinctive Democratic ishoos, but
when wc throw em overboard wat is left uv
us In what respeek do we differ from the
Ablishnists? Ef we knockout uv the Demo
cratic creed the assertion that the nigger is
a babboon, wat is to prevent us from gciu
over to \\ endell Phillips and embrac-in
Fred. Douglass ? Ef we count States rights
and seeestion and sich, dead ishoos, and
hist em out uv our platform, wherein do we
differ from the blood thirsty wretches who
drenched the country with gore? Ef we
deny the divine rite uv repoodiashen, do we
not to wunst bow our necks to the bond
holders and become the grinders of the faces
uv the Dimocrisy wieh pay taxes? And
if we bury them wieh hev made theirselves
obnoxyous to Ablishnists by advoeatin all
their doctrines, in what pertikeler do we
differ from Ablishnists theirselves who hev
bin trying to bury them for the past twelve
years? And ez when we cut out uv our
creed all that is trooly and distinctly Demo
cratic wc hev no creed left, so when we bury
all uv them wieh hev held to these creeds do
we bury the Democratic party?
The idea, however it may look theoreti
cally, won't do to practis. We must still
hold together, trustin to the folly uv our
adversaries rather than to our own strength.
Sutbin will turn up sometime to let us out,
ev we hev faith and kin endoor long enuff.
So mote it be.
(Wieh is Postmaster.)
The mandarin in Burlingamc's troup who
writes tip the manners and customs of the
various countries for the Chinese archives,
has given the Paris correspondent of the
London Post a translation of his last letter.
In it he speaks of the table habits of the
Paris barbarians. "We have dined," he
says, "at their tables, where the stomach is
expected to receive with pleasure some thir
ty different objects of food, and perhaps ten
different liquids. The French and other
foreigners eat until they feel very uncom
fortable, and require much medicine drugs,
as may be seen by the many chemists' shops
of the city. They have the same capacity
as our pigs. Had you been here the other
night, and ilWrufld how thoeo people rudoiy
scrambled for food at the supper tible when
we gave our fete. They put their hands
violently on the dishes and disputed with
each other most roughly." In telling about
Buriingamc's ball ho writes : "Oh !if you
had seen the women at our ball! They came
half undressed ; that is to say, the upper
part of the body was wholly exposed, but
they are jealous of showing their feet, and
seem to desire to hide the floor also, as each
woman drags about with her a long robe,
on which it is not etiquette to place your
shoe. Their eyes are painted round, (not
all of them) and they use coloring for the
lips, and pearl powder for various exposed
sections of the frame. They purchase the
hair of the dead, and artists work it into
various designs; then the women put it on
their heads with flowers ; and yet they are
not a dirty people. The high ta :e women
are allowed every license. At our fete they
were clasped round the waist by men they
knew not, and danced with painful vigor,
for it was hot."
Wherever man pays reverence to woman
—wherever any man feels the influence of
any woman, puiifying, chastening, abashing,
strengthening him against temptation, lead
ing him from evil, administering to his self
respect, mcdicining his weariness, peopling
his solitude, winning him from his sordid
prizes; enlivening his monotonous days with
mirth, or fancy, or writ, flashing Heaven u,>-
on his earth, and mellowing it all for spirit
ual fertility—there is the clement of mar
riage. Wherever woman pays reverence to
man —wherever any woman rejoices in the
strength of any man, feel's it to be God's
agent, upholding her weakness, confirming
her purpose, and crowning her power; when
ever he reveals himself to her, just, upright,
inflexible, yet tolerating, merciful, benign
ant, not unruffled, perhaps, but not over
come by the world's turbulence, and res
ponding to all her gentleness, his feet on the
earth, his head among the stars, helping her
to hold her soul steadfast in right, to stand
firm against the encroachments of frivolity,
vanity, impatience, fatigue and discourage
ment, helping to preserve her energy, to
consolidate her thought, to utilize her benev
olence, and illume her life—there is the
essence of marriage. Its love is founded on
respect, and increases self-respect, at the
very moment of merging self into another.
Its love is mutual, equally giving and re
ceiving at every instant of its action. There
is neither dependence nor independence,
but inter dependence. Years cannot weak
en the bonds, distance cannot sunder them.
It is a love which vanquishes the grave, and
transfigures death itself into life. —Gail
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A young parson thus feelingly describes
his bachelor experience in the first village
in which he settled after enlering the min
istry. Old ladies gave me tracts and tor
mented me in every possible way. One
gave mc cough lozenges because a fly got
down rav throat in church; another sent roe
her late husband s goloshes to wear when 1
went out on wot evenings, (the late hus
band's feet were about five inches long.)
A third sent a wonderful kind of ludia rnb
bcr bag. which she said could be applied
wherever a chiil was felt. Not till my sis
ter came to stay with me did I know that
Lot water ought to be put iuto tb<i creature
before using; T had thought it a sort of mat
to lay over my feet, and very useless of its
kind. A Miss Thompson was the most dis
agreeable of the old maids. She actually
one day run her fingers under my collar to
see if 1 wore flannel. During the year I
was at Littleback. I bad thirteen pairs of
slippers, twenty-five sermon eases and three
smoking caps worked for me. One young
lady embroidered my initials on a handker
chief in shiny looking black thread. My
sister says-it was done in hair; and perhaps
that accounts for Miss Iludge being so of
fended whet) I said I thought Lester's red
marking cotton ssgood as any other.
Three, your g ladies declared that I had
trifled with their affections; two, •on the
contrary affirmed that they had rejected nit:
while the village school mistress a-surcd the
rector that I had tried to press her hand.
I certainly never had such hard work as
while at Littleback. 1 played at least three
hundred games of croquet, went to an ar
chery meeting every wetk, and at any spare
moment I was liable to be sent for by Miss
Anna Phelps to practice an Italian duet. 1
bore iny trials with christian fortitude, till
one morning the rector sent for me and said
thai my conduct disgraced my profession.
I took the bint, and at the end of one year
and three months my career at LitUebaek
was over. The young ladies cried when I
went; they said I was "such a darling."
Now, I ask my impartial reader whether it
was not hard that I should be blamed for
the ladies of Littleback? My life is blighted,
and all that is left of me is thirteen pairs of
slippers, twenty-five sermon cases, three
smoking caps, one handkerchief marked
"T. G-," and a bad character from my late
What shall they do? inquires a good mat
ron. "What shall daughters do?" Our
answer is prompt, pithy and pcrtinct, aud
perhaps, the matron may say, laconic. It i
this : Learn the art of housekeeping, the art
of arts, too often one of the lost atts with all
who have the most remote idea of the no
tion of marrying, which it is fair to presume
most daughters have, judging from obser
vation, not leas than the topics of conversa
tion most common, with girls, whether by
the fireside, on the street, at school, in the
shop, sewingroom or factory; in fact, with
many it seems to be the all-in all—looking
out, by the way, too many of them, alas!
for somebody green enough to marry them
for the luxury of supporting them in idle
nessf a luxury that too mauy young men,
alas! and some who are older, have seen
and felt the folly of, while others are learn
ing wisdom from noting many sad experi
ences. Of all the sad misfortunes that can
befall a man, about the greatest, it would
seem, is that of being married to a silly,
know-nothing and do-nothing woman. We,
therefore, say to all matrons, in reply to the
above query, if you will allow us ; teach in
struct and train your daughters diligently,
faithfully and persistently in a!" they shall
need to know when they becot.~ wives, to
wit: to be good housekeepers. These arc
plain words, to be sure, yet wc are sure that
no mother will, nor daughter can. success
fully controvert them.
retain or recover health, persons should be
relieved from anxiety concerning diseases.
The mind has power over the body. For a
person to think he has a disease will often
produce that di-ease. This we see effected
when the mind is intensely concentrated
upon the disease of another. It is found in
the hospitals that surgeons and physicians
who make a speciality of certain diseases arc
liable to die of themselves; aud the mental
power is so great that sometimes people die
of diseases wjych they have ODlyin imagina
tion. We have seen a person sea sick in
anticipation of a voyage, before reaching
the vessel. M e have known a person to die
of cancer in the stomach, when they had no
cancer or any other mortal disease. A blind
fold man, slightly picked in the arm, has
fainted and died fiom believing that he was
idccdiDg to death. Therefore, well persons,
to remain well, should be cheerful and bap
py; and sick persons should have their at
tention directed as much as possible from
themselves. It is by their tbat men
are saved; and it is by their faith they die.
As a man thinketh so is be. If ho wills not
to die he can often live iu spite of disease;
and if he has little or no attachment to life,
he will slip away as easily as a child will
fall asleep. Men live by their soul and not
by their bodies. Their bodies have no lilc
of themselves; they are no receptacles of
life—tenements for their souls, and tbe will
has much to do in continuing the phyjieial
occupancy or giving it up.
TLIE acquisition of riches seems, from the
beginning of time, to have bcenone of man's
universal passions. Many causes havo
tended to inspire it. In the hands of the
good, riches have been a blessing ; but who
will say that, in the hands of the majority,
riches have not been a corrupter and a curse?
The maddest and the saddest lives have
been spent in the accumulation of riches.
Yet there is no "evil in wealth. It is not
money but the love of money that is the
root of evil. When the pursuit of fortune
does not curtail humanities, and its posses
sion enlarges rather than diminishes man's
aspirations to do good and be useful among
men, riches are fair and lovely as the wiDgs
of ministering angels. It is a noble feeling,
and worthy of his exalted character, that
man should desire to surround himself with
comfort and independence. Thiß feeling
t \y be cherished without undue selfishness
o> hardening of the heart, and the more ol
this world s goods the true man possesses,
the more suffering and want he can rolietc.
Sought rightly as a means, riches are a no
ble pursuit; sought and honored as an end,
they are base and contemptible.