Bedford inquirer. (Bedford, Pa.) 1857-1884, September 03, 1869, Image 1

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grDfwtfioßal & tixt&t.
Have formed a partnership in the practice of
the Law, in new brick building near the Lutheran
Church. [April 1, 1869-tf
Respectfully tenders his professional services
)•> the public. Office with J. W. Lingcnfetter,
K.,q., on Public Square near Lntheran Chnrch.
,?-S~Collections promptly made. [April, 1'69-tf.
Will faithfully and promptly attend to all busi
ness entrusted to his care in Bedford andadjoin
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, IB6o.—tf.
BEBroRn, PA.,
Will attend promptly to all business intrusted to
his care. Collections made oti the shortest no
He *s, also, a regularly licensed Claim Agent
andwtl give special attention to the prosecution
>. ' til g against the Government for Pensions,
Back I y, Bounty, Bounty Lands, Ac.
Office on Juliana street, one door South of the
Inquirer office, and nearly opposite the'Mengel
House" April 1, 186y:tf
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 Baek Pay, Bounty, Pensions, Ac.
,2gt~office on Juliana street, south of the Court
Uuuse. Apri 1:69: lyr.
Will practice in the Courts of Bedford and ad
joining counties. All business entrusted to their
care will receive careful and prompt attention.
Pensions, Bounty, Back Pay, Ac., speedily col
lected from the Government-
Office on Juliana street, opposite the banking
house of Reed A Schell. Bedford, Pa. Apr l;69:tf
office with J. W. Dickerson Esq.. 23aprly
Respectfully tenders his professional ser
vices to the citizens of Bedford and vicinity.
Office an i residence on Pitt Street, in the building
formerly occupied by Dr. J. 11. Hofius. [Ap'l 1,6 V.
Collections made for the East, Weft, 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
D mantel. BORDER,
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. [spr.2B,'6s.
On Pitt street one door east of Geo. R. Oster
A 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 gire him a call.
Bedford April 1. *69.,
c* N. ll ickoK , -
Office at the old stand in
BASK Brn.DIXO, Juliana St., BEDFORD.
All operations pertaining to
Surgical and -?/ echa ntcal DaUittry
performed with care and
Antithetic* adminiitered, when derived. Ar
tiriciol teeth imerted at, per let, 98.00 and up
As I am detai mined to do a CASH BUSINESS
or none, I have reduced the prices for Artificial
Teeth of the various kinds, 20 per cent., and of
Gold Fillings 33 per cent. This reduction will be
made only to strictly Cash Patients, and all such
will receive prompt attention. 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, well ventilated, and oomfortably furnished.
The table will always be supplied with tbe best
the market can affotd. The Bar is stocked with
the choicest liquors. In short, it is my purpose
to keep a FIRST-CLASS HOTEL. Thanking
tbe publie for past favors, I respectfully solicit a
renewal of their patronage.
N. B. Hacks will run constasUy between the
Hotel and the Springs.
mayl7,'6: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.
Tbe dining room has been removed to the first
floor and is now spacious and airy, and the cham
ber? are all well ventilated, and the proprietor
will endeavor to make his guexts perfectly at
home. Address, J. MORRISON,
Sljulytf Huntingdon, Pa.
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& ideal ant* CGrnrral jlrtospaprr, Drbotrfc to i>olittrs, (Education, iLitrvaturr and mnri
A stuno man in Atlanta, Ga., has been
fined fifty dollars, or six months' service
in the chnio gang, for marrying a white
THE heat is so intense in Memphis that
it is melting off the composition roofs. Per
haps the roofs have not got the right pitch.
TnE flirtation grounds at West Point are
not to be lighted bv gas, but by the girls,
and the rejoicing of the latter is considera
I A SINGLE leaf of the Victoria Regia in
the botanical garden at Ghent floated two
hundred and sixty-four pounds of bricks
that were piled upon it.
a very young lady is the last item of New
York gossip. He is about seventy years
old, and worth, according to Wall street, at
least as many millions. She is nineteen.
THE Conservative Democrats of Tennes
see are gradually taking ground against the
ratification of the fifteenth amendment by
the Legislature of that State, though both
Brownlow and Senter promised their fol
lowers that it should be done.
EMERSON ETHERIDUE takes ground for
the repudiation of the railroad debt of Ten
nessee, and Andrew Johnson for the repu
diation of the war debt of the United States.
Pity the Democrats cannot elect both to the
THE Democrats have always claimed to be
the hard money party, and yet the Cincin
nati Enquirer , their chief Ohio organ, com
plains that Governor Boutwcli's policy is
rapidly bringing the currency to the gold
IK MARVEL, editor of Hearth and Home,
lately made some strictures upon the man
agement of the New York and New Haven
railroad, whereupon the Superintendent has
forbidden the sale of the paper in the sta
tions of the road, the prohibition acting
splendidly as a gratuitous advertisement of
the paper.
As to tha Chinamen now and the China
men after awhile, the Albany Journal says:
"Hit the Chinaman, gentlemen, while you
can. He can't strike back now. But re
member, he is the 'coming man.' And
when the time arrives you will crawl on your
parallel after him as peaceably as the World
does after the colored man."
A TOUNG MAN in Muscatine, lowa, arose
in his sleep, on the night of the 7th inst.,
and climbed to the roof of the Trinity church
and proceeded to deliver an eloquent dis
course. After speaking some time, he re
tired in good ordet until he came to the
edge of the roof, when one step brought him
to the ground aod consciousness.
CHATTING at Wiesbaden about the young
fellow who was to become his son in-law,
the old man praised him very highly. "I
don't know that he has but one fault, lie
does not know how to play." "Do you call
that a fault? It seems to me a virtue."
"Ah, well! he docs not know how to play,
but he plays, just the same! "
BEN PERLFY POORE has one of the finest
residences in New England, the house be
ing built of stone, aed in the style of an
old English mansion house. One portion
of it is in imitation of an old colonial house,
every article of furniture being genuine rel
ics of ihe old days before the Revolutionary
How IT ORIGINATED.—The word dun
(to ask for a debt) owes its origin to a fa
mous English bailiff, named Joe Dunn, in
the time of King Henry VIII., who plied
his hard trade of collecting doubtful debts
with remarkable success. When every re
sort had failed, creditors would threaten to
put Dunn on their debtors, and heDce the
phrase of dunning, which is so common
now a-days.
Two peaceful events are recorded abroad.
The first is the perfect reconciliation of the
Sultan of Turkey and his Pasha of Egypt.
The second the end of the civil war in Japan
and the restoration of peace throughout the
empire. The two most powerful Damios,
Satsuma and Choison, are members of the
new administration, in positions in which
they could do the greatest harm if they
should prove treacherous in their submis
sion to the government of the MikaJo —one
being placed at the head of the army, the
other at the head of the navy.
\ SARATOGA, the most popular and fashion
! able watering-place in the United States, if
j not in the world, is at the same time the
i most uncomfortable and unsatisfactory to
] all who visit it except for its gaiety and dis
| sipation. To enjoy the water as well as the
! pleasant walks and drives, the first two
! weeks in September offer tho best period in
; the season. There is at that time more
, room, less dust, less noise and confusion,
> and the waters can be drank at leisure and
| to their full fruition.
| QUEEN VICTORIA is beginning to look
; with more favor upon John Bright. She
> has discovered at last that he is somebody
: and may be needed in an emergency to lend
: more assistance to her government than she
I supposed at one time ever could have been
! possible. He has been invited to visit Her
Majesty, as a friend, at Balmoral, where
Victoria has just taken up her residence for
the latter part of summer and early part of
j fall. This is certainly a mark of royal favor
| not manifested every day.
| A CHARLESTON paper says that in the
j upper part of South Carolina there is a
j young ex-Confederate soldier whose leg was
amputated during the war, near the thigh.
After amputation the wouDd rapidiy healed,
and be was sent home. About a year after
wards a fleshy protuberance was seen to grow
out of the flesh, which, in the course of a
few months, took the shaj e of a foot, and
since that time it has been growing finely,
until now the man has a perfectly new foot
and leg growing from his thigh, which, in a
l year or so, promises to supply the loss of his
I leg in the first instance.
A PROJECT is on foot for the erection of a
i monument at Annapolis, Maryland, in com
memoration of the officers and seamen of
the navy who fell during the late war. It
will be thirty-six feet high and very elabor- j
ate. The sculptor ia F. Simmons. Esq., who
proposes to complete it in Rome of Italian
marble, aud deliver it iu this country for
$20,000, gold. An association has been
formed, of which Admiral Porter is the j
President- He now holds *14,000, which j
has been contributed to the funds entirely
by the officers and sailors of the navy, and
officers and men of the marine corps. The
country should do no less than make up the
h?n net*
Who, look icg backward from his manhood's prime,
Bees not the spectre of his misspent time?
And, through the shade
Of funern! cypress planted thick behind,
Hears no reproachful whisper of the wind
Eroin bis loved dead ?
Who bears no trace of passion's evil force?
Who shttns thy sting, O terrible remorse ?
Who does not cast
On the thronged pages of bis memory's book,
At times, a sad and half-reluctant look,
Regretful of the past?
Alas! the evil which we fain would shun
We do, and leave the wisbed-for good undone.
Our strength to-day
LA but to-morrow's weakness, prone to fall:
Poor, blind, unprofitable servants all
Are we alwajr.
Yet who, thus looking backward o'er bis JI cars,
Feels not his eyelids wet with grateful tears,
If he hath been
Permitted, weak and sinful as he was,
To ebcer and aid, in snmoeunobling cause.
His fell w men?
If he h itb hidden the outcast, or let in
A ray of sunshine to the cell of sin
If he hath lent
Strength to the weak, and, in an hour of need,
Over the suffering, mindless of bis creed
Or home, hath bent—
He has not lived in vain. And while he gives
The praise to nitn,in whom he moves and lives,
With thankful heart;
He gazes backward, and with hope before,
Knowing that from his works be nevermore.
Can henceforth part.
We make the annexed < xtracts from the
J great speech delivered by Senator MORTON
! at Wilmington, Ohio, August 12th, 180 V:
"What good thing has the Democratic
| party achieved or proposed to achieve in
the last twenty years ? Can one be named ?
Since 1860 it has been a party of mere
negations. It opposed every measure
to put down the rebellion; it opposed every
step in the way of progress and reform; it
has opposed attempts to amend and perfect
our National Constitution; it has opposed
every attempt to extend the boundaries of
human rights; it has opposed every attempt
to improve the national credit or protect the
national honor. For ten years before 1860
it was an affirmation party, but affirmed the
worst possible things. It affirmed the right
fulness and heniftcence of slavery; it affirmed
the repeal of the Missouri Compromise,
which was a great breach of the national
faith, and was the beginning of the war; it
affirmed the infamous doctrines of the Dred
Scott decision, by which our National Con
stitution was converted from a charter of
liberty into an indenture of slavery; and, in
general terms, it affirmed all manner of
wickedness, corruption and extravagance in
National and State administrations. The
Democratic party can not be divorced from
its historical and traditional character. We
are told we should not put new wine into
old bottles, nor attempt to patch a deeayec
and tattered garment with new cloth, am
you cannot take the decayed, effete anl
corrupt Democratic organization and mak
out of it a new, patriotic and honest party
When the Democratic organization has bees
destroyed or abandoned, and the member?
composing it have entered into new or
ganizations which accept the results of the
war, and espouse the great doctrines of the
Republican party, and the principles upon
which the reconstruction of the South i?
being brought about, it will be time enough
to place them in power, and give to them
the control of the Government. A party
that was opposed to the Union, and favored
the rebellion, can never he safely trusted
with the preservation of the UnioD. A
party that was opposed to the creation of
the public debt to put down the rebellion
\ can never be safely trusted with the pay
ment of the debt and the protection of the
national honor. A party that loved slavery,
and desired to perpetuate and extend it
over the country, cannot he safely trusted
with the protection of human liberty. A
party that hates the negro race, and be
lieves they have no rights that white men
are hound to respect, cannot he safely
trusted with the protection of the rights and
privelegcs of the colored people.
"Praise the bridge that carries you safely
over." Praise the party that carried the
country safely through the war. Praise the
party that preserved the Government and
the Union for the benefit of our posterity
and of all mankind The members of the
Republican party have a right to be proud
of its glorious record and its vast achieve
ments, greater than those ever performed
by any political organization in the history
of the world. Think of it—that we have a
common country, bound together by stronger
ties than ever, growing more rapidly than
ever, with brighter hopes and prospect ß
than ever before; that more than ever ex
cites the admiration, hopes and wishes of
the oppressed millions of other lands, and
that all this we owe to the Republican party;
and but for that party the Union would
have been broken into fragments, slavery
would have triumphed, and the sun of
liberty set in blood; and where now we have
bright and glorious prospects, and beautiful
vistas of the lulurc, would be darkness,
despair and death.
To triumph over the rebellion the Repub
lican party had to triumph over the Demo
cratic party aod over slavery; and it was a
triple triumph. It makes the heart of the
true Republican rejoice when he reflects that
there is not now a slave in all our borders,
and that the foul blot which so long dis
graced our national escutcheon has been
wiped out forever, and that this was the
work of the Republican party, and that now
there is not only no slavery, but there are
equal civil rights for all—equal protection
for all, and that soon there will be universal
suffrage and equal political rights for all>
aod that our Republic will then realize
the grand vision of perfection and greatness
which presented itself to the eyes of our
Aod the work of the Republican party
is not ended; its mission is not finished.
The work of reconstruction is not com
pleted; and, although it is progressing well,
with every assurance of the most favorable
results, yet it would be absurd to turn it
over in its unfinished state into the handsof
its CDenties, who would, at the last moment,
if they bad the power, destroy all that has
been done, and throw the country back into
the bloody chaos from which it has just es
caped There are reforms yet to be ac
, complisbcd, imperfections to lie removed,
and improvements to be made in our grand
political system, and it is proper that the
Republican party, which has so gloriously
begun the work, should go on to its com
pletion. The Republican party has done
one thing at a time, and has done it well.
It has advinced step by step, and will still
progress in the same way. If it bad under
taken to aceouipli.-h everything at once, as
was desired by some, it would perhaps, have
fallen in all, but, like the good mechanic
who gives hfe undivided labor and attention
to one thing till it is accomplished, and
when that is ione, and well done, takes up
another and so goes on until his whole task
is finished such is the fashion and history
ci the Republics party. And I here cail
the attention of all reformers to the un
questionable fact that their best chance for
success is in the bosom of the Republican
party, whiot will in due time take up one
reform after another, and such as are found
to be necessary and proper will be pushed
forward to final success. The Republican
party is emphatically the great reform party
of the nation.
V fiat, on the other hand, has the
Democratic party to offer in contrast with
ail this? It presents a beggarly dish of
Virginia abstractions, blood-stained and
spotted with the leprosy of treason and
political death, a record of opposition to all
the glorious thiDgs that I have mentioned
--a record of negations, dissatisfaction—l
had almost said of imbecility, in which you
discover not one thing that gratifies the eye,
warms the heart or meets the approval of
the judgment. History is full of instances
where nations have been stricken with
poverty of intellect and resources, and have
for generations failed to produce any great
or good thing, but they have continued to
to decline until they have gone down to the
point where there must be dissolution to
produce regeneration.
And so it is with parties. The Demo
o-atie party, for a score of years, has been
striken with poverty of resources, feebleness
of purpose, submission to bad principles,
anil has been incapable of producing or pro
posing any great or good thing.
That the Republican party his made
sone mistakes is not to be denied, fur "to
erris human,' and neither men nor par
ties are infallible; but they were mistakes
and not crimes, and when discovered and
comprehended were rectified.
Aid is there any good reason why the
Republican party, after having preserved
the .lepublic. should be required to turn
over the carc and cu-tody of it to the Demo
eracj? When the flames of your burning
house have bcqn extinguished would you
empltiy the incendiary as a watchman to
protest it from fire in the future, or when
your child has been rescued from the waves,
would you deliver it over for tender nur.-ing
and resuscitation to the monster who threw
it in? And yet you might do these tbincs
with as much propriety as to now turn over
the control of the Government to the Demo
cratic party. When the Republican party
shall have grown old, corrupt and infirm,
like the Democracy, and become incapable
of any vigorous policy or generous action, it
will then be time enough to hunt up some
new organization—certainly- not the Demo
cratic—into whose hands the power of the
Government >hou!d be committed. That
sacb is not now its condition, and that it is
as capable of great things in the future as
in the past, we believe. Whether it has
yet been stricken by the palsy of corruption
and imbecility, we may judge by the pro
gress which has been made in reform during
the short period that General Grant's ad
ministration has been in power. The last
three years of Mr. Johnson's administration
were under the influence and control of .the
Democratic party, and were subject to all
the evils and misfortunes incident to the
domination of that party. The adminis
tration of General Grant thus far has been
a glorious success, and if in the futute it
shall carry out the promise which it has
already given, will realize all and more
than its most sanguine friends have anti
The success of Republican principles, and
of the great reforms which have been in
augurated by the Republican party, can best
he consummated and confirmed by pre
serving tho organization of that party.
Should the Democratic party propose to
surrender its organization, and to accept the
general principles of the Republican party,
as it has in Virginia, Tennessee, Mississip
pi and Texas, it would furnish no good
reason for the abandonment of the Repub
lican organization or the relaxation of its
radical standard or its discipline. They can
uot form a better Republican party than we
now have, and although they may take on
Republican principles, yet they will take
with theui so much of the spirit of the re
bellion—so much of the leaven of the old
Democracy—that their new organization
will be at best but an improvement of the
Democratic party, and likely to fall back in
to all its old evils and abuses. "Conserva
tive Republicanism," as it is, absolutely
means reaction, at least means a positive halt
in the march of progress and a compromise
with the Democracy, in which they would
be likely in the end to get the a Ivan' ge.
Rut in Ohio anl the Northern States gen
erally the Democratic partv exhibits no
evidence of improvement wlia'cvcr. The
Chicago Timer and the New Totk World,
conducted by men of sagacity, long ago
perceived that the party could make no pro
gress and stood no chance of coming into
power throughout the country unless it
abandoned its old heresies, accepted the re
sults ol the war and should take an entirely
new departure, and therefore proposed to
the party that they should begin the work
oI reform by accepting the doctrine of uni
versal suffrage, and consent to the enfran
chisement of the colored men, both North
and South. But the editors of the papers,
overlooking the lesson of history, committed
the blunder of supposing that an old political
organization, whose features were cast snd
hardened in the moulds of State sovereignty
and the right of secession, could be reformed
and made to put on a new and loyal face ;
and their suggestions were laughed to scorn,
and made no more impression on the Demo
cracy than drops of rain falling upon an old
moss-covered boulder. The Democratic
party must go on now as it is, only getting
worse and mote hardened, ti.l, by some
great political ground swell, it shall be bro
ken to pieces and the fragments dashed and
ground together like the breaking up of a
23 of ice.
It will not be unprofitable to notice the
general prosperity and progress of the coun
try. It is advancing in every kind of public
aud private enterprise. In the State of
Indiana there are more railroads under con
struction to day than at any former period
in her history, and what is true of Indiana
may probably be said of most of the other
\Y cstcrn and North-western States. It is
true there are evil prophets, as there always
will be but the condition of general prosperi
ty must be admitted by all. Towns and
cities are growing, farms are beiog im
proved, fine farm-houses and barns are be
ing erected, turnpike roads are penetrating
through every township and county neigh
borhood, and manufactures are everywhere
springing up with wonderful rapidity. Tbt
Western territories are being peopled, and
are fast growing to the dimension of States;
our mineral wealth and our resources of
every kind are being developed with unex
ampled success. The recent exhibition of
textile fabrics in Cincinnati shows what
wonderful nrngroeo Nutlliwcal is uaakiug
in manufactures, and what may be expected
in the future under an honest and wise ad
ministration. It is true, all these interests
were much depressed by three years of mis
rule under the late Administration, but
their condition may be referred to with pride
and satisfaction, notwithstanding the Demo
cratic party tells us that the country is be
ing ruined, eaten up and devoured by heavy
taxes and the national debt. Every depart
ment of business is prosperous, and most
arc flourishing, and although it is said that
the merchants and traders are not making
as much money as they have done at other j
times, yet the prosperity and permanency
of business is established by the fact that'
there are comparatively few failures. It is
said by a distinguished statistician in who.-e
opinion I have confidence, that there have ;
been fewer failures in business during the
last six years than during any former six !
years in the history of the country, and if j
this is true it shows that the country is do
ing remarkably well in what the Democratic
party calls its "dying condition." The
taxes can be made lighter by the faithful
collection of the revennes and by the intro
duction of economy and retrenchment. It
is estimated that as things are now going on
in the faithful collection of the revenue, and
thorough reform in every department of the
Government, it will be in the power of Con
gress, at its next session, while continuing |
to pay large sums annually in the reduction i
of the national debt, to reduce the general;
rate of taxation for internal revenue at least
fifteen per cent.
In conclusion, I would advise the people
of Ohio to stand fast by the men who stood
fast by the country through the war, and by
the true principles of reconstruction since
the war; to stand fast to the Republican
party, to which the country owes more than
any other country ever owed to any political
party, and not by irritation from real or
fancied grievances, or by indifference or neg
lect, permit the power of the Government;
auain to return to ht noliueal ororanioir.n :
which is so laigely responsible for all the J
blood that has been shed and the treasure
that has been expended for the preservation j
of the Republic.
In 1863, when Chambersburg was smok
ing and the decisive lines were drawing
around Gettysburg, the Democratic party of
Pennsylvania were in council at Harrisburg.
Many of the very men in session last month
were there, and under the very bayonets of
the Confederate army, they remembered the
Union soldier by advising compromise—
compromise when the colors of rebellion
were profaniog the soil of the State.
In 1864 the Democracy met in National
Convention at Chicago. The fate of the
nation was in the balance. Sherman was
gone on his brilliant but desperate march to
the sea. Thomas was battling in front of
Nashville. Grant was struggling in the
Wilderness amid the graves and defeats of
successive campaigns. The Democracy met
and remembered the soldiers—How ? They
explicity declared the war, after three years
of trial, to be "a failure," and demanded
that immediate effort be made for a cessa
tion of hostilities. Every plank, too, of
this infamous platform, with one exception
was a stab at the Administration which was
keeping the soldiers in the field. Is it any
wonder that this shameful assemblage has
passed into infamy and history as the "Sur
render Convention ?"
In 1865, when the war was just over, and
the soldiers of Pennsylvania were coming
home, tired and wounded, with their dead
behind them, their business and occupations
gone, to commence, perhaps, a yet more
desperate struggle for livehood, how were
tbey welcomed by the Democracy of Penn
sylvania ? In convention assembled, under
the leadership of Jndge Black, still an hon
ored name in his party, the Democracy of
the State deliberately and officially declared
the history of the war to have been "debt,
slaughter and disgrace." That was only
the Democratic remembrance of our strug
gle and sacrifice!
These platforms and resolutions, which
make the blood of a soldies to leap and his
cheek to tingle, are all yet in full force and
vigor. They are part of the creed of a
Democrat. They have never been rescind
ed, repealed, or apologized for. A vote for
Packer and Pershing is a specific endorse
ment of their every word.
This is what Democratic remembrance
It must be gratifying to the friends of j
Judge Williams and the party whose nomi
nee he is, to find him so highly spoken ofin j
all sections of the State, as well by the op
position as by the Republican press. His !
great ability as a jurist and sterling worth as
a man are admitted even by those who op
pose him, and with such a strong feeling in
his favor our friends may rest confident
of his election. And our readers can- ;
not attach too much weight to the impor
tance of securing this result. As the liar-;
risburg Telegraph remarks, in a country
governed by law there is nothiog so necee
sary to the security of justice and liberty a* j
an independent, enlightened judiciary; and
especially is it necessary that the highest tri
bunal in the State should be composed of
men possessing the best legal attainments,
the most spotless integrity, and a lofty inde
pendence of mind. If this be so, —and wo
think it will not be disputed —the contest
for Judge of the Supreme Court now pend
ing is not second in importance to that of
Governor; indeed, while both are of great
consequence, we are inclined to give prece-
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deoce to tbe latter; for tbe laws of the Leg
islature itself, which tbe Governor can only
enforce, the Supreme Court can annul and
set aside. Life, liberty, and property, each
and all, at times depend upon tbe decision
of this tribunal of last resort. Of what vast
concern, is it then, that at this time, aright
choice should be made by tbe people be
tween the two candidates now before them
as candidates for that exalted positiou. A
great responsibility will rest upon them, and
a great evil will be inflicted should they
make an unwise selection. Although the
respective candidates were nominated by
party conventions, this is not openly a parly
question—it rises above party—embracing
the greatest and dearest interests of all, it is
a question by itself, solitary in its grandeur,
paramount to all others, in which nothing is
to be considered but tbe merits of tbe res
pective candidates. And now is the time
for reflection. There is ample time to ar
rive at a just conclusion, between this and
tbe clrUiuu, .ufi if au unfuituuuuc uhulcc
should then be made, it will be chargeable
to the indifference of the people and not to
a lack of time for thorough investigation.
The many who have to take the world
rough and tumble are prone to envy the few
who roll through it unjolted in cushioned
vehicles on patent springs. The toiler, as
he stumbles through its thorny thickets and
cliiubs over its foot blistering gravel, is apt
to curse the ill luck that placed him on such
a hard road, and to sigh for a seat in one of
the splendid equipages that glide so smooth
ly over fortune's macadamized turnpike.
Bo.n with a pewter spoon in his mouth, he
covets the silver one which was the birth
right of his well to do neighbor. Occupa
tion is the "immediate jewel" of life. It is
true that- riches are DO bar to exertion.
Quite the reverse, when their use 3 are prop
erly understood. But the discontented work
er who pines for wealth, without being wil
ling to labor for it, regards the idleness in
which it would enable him to live as the
acme of temporal happiness. lie has no
ilea of money as a great motive power, to
be applied in enterprises that give healthful
employment to mind and body. All to loaf
luxuriously. We have no sympathy with
such sensuous longings. People who in
dulge in them never acquire wealth. They
lack the energy to break their way to the
worldly independence for which they yearn
and whine. They don't know how much
more glorious it is to tear affluence from op
posing fate by main strength of will and in
flexibility of purpose, than to receive it as a
windfall. There is infinitely more satisfac
tion in conqueting a fortune than was ever
experienced by a "lucky heir" in obtaining
the golden store which some thrifty hand
had accumulated. Your accidental Croesus
knows nothing of the pride of success—of
honest exultation with which the self made
man looks back upon the impediments he
has Qvereome, aud forward into the far fu-
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One man complains of wants and defi
ciencies from which his neighbor is exempt
while the latter sighs for advantages which
the other is supposed to possess. The poor
man eats his corn bread and fat bacon with
a relish caused by hunger, which the rich
man sighs for at a table covered by dainties.
A banker, one day, was approaching his
door at dinner time, when he was accosted
by a beggar, who cried out that he was hun
gry. "What a happy rogue," replied the
banker, "to have hunger!" A more famil
iar anecdote is that of an English nobleman,
who, in the midst of a violent attack of
asthma, hearing a chimney sweep in the
street, uttering bis usual cries to attract no
tice, exclaimed, "What an extravagant- ras
cal that is! —He wastes more breath in five
minutes than would last me for the day."
"When I was a young man," said an em
inent English surgeon of the last century,
"I had good teeth but wanted meat for them
to chew; now I am old and have abundance
to eat, but not the teeth to enable me to
chew it." This is a somewhat figurative
way of expressing the fact that in early life
man has a keen sense of enjoyments, with
out the desired meaos for their full gratifi
cation; and that in old age this sense is
blunted, while the incentives to pleasure
abound. The helpless paralytic finds large
compensation in the tender care and unceas
ing at'entions of family or friends, whose
kindlier feelings and affections have been
brought out by the occasion, to an extent
alike grateful and unexpected to him and to
Says Henry Ward Beecher: Me are
talking about what is going to save the
World, and how religion is going to be ad
vanced, and which is going to get ahead.
You can never tell by looking at birds' tail
feathers which is going to fly highest; and
you cannot tell by looking at churches, and
their ordinances, and their outside appa
ratus, which is going to take the lead. I
tell you that church which has, first, the
most power with God, and then, next, the
most sympathetic power with men, is the
truest church. The spirit of the gospel is
contained in the words, "Wc pray in Christ s
stead, be ye reconciled with God.' This
is the whole of it. We are to use every
thing that we have, in the divine work of
persuading men to become sons of God.
That ought not to be a very operose thing.
It ought not to be difficult to be understrod.
It ought not to be so perplexed and con
fused as it is. Religion is the simplest
thing in the world. A child that knows
how to love fathor arid mother, and to say
"Dear Father" and "Dear Mother, knows
how to worship God. A child that knows
the economy of the house-hold knows the
whole economy of true church government.
Nothing can be simpler than that.
BAD NEWS weakens the action of the
heart, oppresses he lungs, destroys the ap
petite, stops digestion, and partially BUS
peuds all the functions of the system. An
emotion of shame flushes the face; fear
blanches it; and an instant thrill electrifies a
million of nerves. Surprise spurs the pulse
into a gallop. Delirium ioiVjges great en
ergy. Volition commands, sad hundreds
of muscles spripg to execute. Powerful
emotion often kills the body at a stroke. Em
inent public speakers have died in the midst
of an impassioned burst of eloquence, or
when the deep emotion that produced it
suddenly subsided. Largrave the young
Parisian, died when he heard that the mu
sical prize for which he had competed was
adjudged o another.
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London Times devotes a leading editorial to
Chinese emigration to America. It refers to
the mobbing of tbe emigrants in California,
and says it recalls the agitation ol the Aus
tralian colonies some six years ago on the
same subject. The inhabitants of Victoria
manifested the same dislike of tbe China
men. Legislation ultimately assumed the
form of an import duty, but it was seriously
proposed to make the importation of Chi
nese ioto the colony a mimical offense, aud
while there further immigration was to be
prohibited undyr revere penalties, active
measures were to be taken to send back to
their native land those v. ho had crept in
unawares to contaminate the Australian
soil. The experience of Victoria seemed to
prove that the reason of the aversion mani
fested to them, that they would underbid
the white laborers, bad some foundation in
trotb. Tfiefr economy is said to be marvel
lous. It is said that they would settle down
in Victoria on a digging abandoned as hope
lessly on-remunerative by the best miners
from England, and, without discovering any
new veins, contrive to live comfortably on the
produce they extracted from it. A stream
washing which had been washed over and
over again until no glittering point remained
would bo undertaken by them, and theit
microscopic scntenrss would realize a
wealth of metal. The Tintes says that
"alone aurone the races of the world they
confront the Englishman, and produce as
much wi-ik wiili 1 •. pay."
CLEANLINESS.— A nc-at, e'ean, fresh air
ed, swee', cheerful, well arranged house ex
erts a moral, as well a< a physical influence
over its inmates, and makes the members
of a family peaceable and considerate of each
others feelings and happiness. The connet -
tion is obvious between the state of mind
thus produced, and habits of respect for
each other and those high duties and obli
gations which no laws can enforce. On ilie
cnutraiy, a filthy, squalid uoxious dwelling
in which none of the decencies of life can be
observed, contributes to make its inhabi
tants selfish, sensual and regardless of the
feelings of others. And the constant indul
gence of such passions renders them reckless
and brutal; and the transition is natural to
propensities and habits incompatible with a
respect for the property of others or for the
laws.—A r . Y. Independent
LABOR.— There is much truth iu the
statement that none so little enjoy life, and
are such burdens to themselves, as those
who have nothing to do. The active only
have the true relish of life. He who knows
not what it is to labor, knows not what it is
to enjoy. Recreation is only enjoyable as it
unbends us. The idle know nothing of it.
It is exertion that renders rest delightful,
and sleep sweet and undisturbed. That the
happiness of life depends on the regular
prosgcutiop of sppm liindahlo jnmmsA or
lawful calling, winch engages, helps and en
livens all our powers, let those bear witness
who, after spending years inactive useful
ness, retire to enjoy themselves; they then
find leisure a burden rather than a pleasure.
A SHARP BOY.—"Can you tell me the
road to Greenville?" asked a traveller of a
boy whom he met on the road.
"\es, sir," said the boy. "Do you see
our barn down there?"
"Yes," said the traveler.
"Go to that. About three hundred yards
beyond the barn you will find a lane. Take
that lane, and follow along about a mile and
a half, and then you will come to a slippery
elm log. You be mighty keerful, stranger,
about going on that log—you may get into
the branch—and then you go on until you
get to the brow of the hill, and there the
roads prevaricate; and you take the left
band road, and keep that till you get to a
big plum thicket and when you get there,
why then —then—"
"What then ?"
"Then, stranger, I'll hanged if you ain't
ing what a vast number of people there are
lying around loose, who are (in their own
estimation) so admirably adapted to the
work of making model newspapers. Gen
erally, newspaper editors see the imperfec
tions of their work more plainly than any
one else, and labor assiduously to correct
them; and if those who are constantly find
ing fault with their work, were for a short
time given that work to do, it would make
them a great deal more charitable.
buried close to Thoreau, on the highest
point of the Sleepy Hollow cemetery. Two
small, oval stones bear the simple name
"Hawthorne," without date or anything
else. The grave is covered with thick
growing myrtle, and in one comer of the
evergreen hedge which snrronnds the lot is
a hawthorn tree. It is a poet's grave, and
nothing in the surroundings of his home can
compare with it.— Concord Letter.
You will never convince a man of ordina
ry scn;c by overbearing his understanding.
If you dispute with him in such a manner
as to show a due deference for his judgment,
your complaisance may win him, though
your saucy argument could not.
A FRIEND at one of the summer rcsorla
writes that he occupies a "cottage" made
of a French dry goods case with a sky-light
at the top, and a front door on the side.
Unless it rains he sleeps with his feet out
EVERY man is hippy no matter what his
circumstances, who is contented. Happi
ness does not depend so much on the art
of getting much, as the art of being content
ed with what we have.
THE following sentiment is attributed to
Napoleon Bonaparte : "A handsome woman
pleases thaeye, but a good woman pleases
the heart. The one is a jewel—the other a
A WISE man thinks no on-; his superior
who has done him an injury, for he has it
then in his power to make himself superior
to the other by forgiving him.
WHEN you have no observers, be aiiad
jof yourself. Observe yourself as your great
' est enemy; so shall you become your great
j est friend.
I A GREAT genius will sincerely acknowl
edge both his defects and perfections; for
: it is a weakness not to owu the ill, as well
■ the good that is in us.