Bedford inquirer. (Bedford, Pa.) 1857-1884, September 17, 1869, Image 1

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& &ant 6.
Have formed a partnership in the practice of
the Law, in new brick b li! ling near the Lutheran
Church. [April 1, 1569-tf
]yt. A. POINTS,
Respectfully tenders his professional services
the public. Office with J. W. LIN gen fester,
J.'SQ., on Public Square near Lutheran Church.
Collections promptly made. [April, 1'69-tf.
Will faithfnlly and promptly attend to all busi
ness entrusted to his care in Bedford and adjoin
n g counties. Military claims, Pensions, back
PAY, Bounty, Ac. speedily collected. Office with
MAUN A Spang, on Juliana etroet, 2 doors south
of the Mengel House. &p>l 1, 1869.— tf.
Will attend promptly to all business inirusted to
Lis care. Collections made on the shortest no
lie M, also, a regularly licensed Claim Agent
andwil give special attention to the prosecution
* LIS S against the Government for Pensions,
Back I ay, Bounty, Bounty Lands, Ac.
Office on Juliana street, one door South of the
Inquirer office, and nearly opposite the 'Mengel
House" April 1, 1869: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 Lack Pay, Bounty, Pensions, Ac.
7-£F~office on Juliaua street, south of the Court
House. Apri L:69:lyr.
0 * rranxx VJSL i T-/. A ir
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 th 9 citizens -of Bedford and vicinity.
Office an 1 residence on Pitt Street, in the building
formerly occupied by Dr. J. 11. Hofius. [Ap'L 1,69.
Collection.* made for the East, West, North and
South, ami the general business of Exchange
transacted. Notes and Accounts Collected and
Remittances promptiymade. REAL ESTATE
bought and sold. April 1:69
He keep* on hand a stock of fine Oold and Sil
ver Watches, Spectacles of Brilliant Double Refin
ed (Masses, 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 lint not on hand. [tipr.2B,'6s.
ON PIN street ONE door east of Geo. P*. Oster
A C".'* Store. Bedford. Pa., is NW prepared
to sell by wholesale all kinds of CIGARS. All
orders promptly filled. Persons desiring anything
in hi* hue will do wall to give him A call.
Bedford April 1. '69.,
Office at the old stand in
All operations pertaining to
Surgical and Mechanical Dentistry
performed with care and
Antithetic* adminietered, when derired. Ar
tificial teeth inserted at, per *et, |80O and up.
As I am detei mined to do a CASH BUSINESS
or none, I have reduced the price? for Artificial
TC th <f the various kinds. 20 per cent., ar.d of
Gold I itiinge 33 per eenL This reduction will be
made only to strictly Ca>h Patients, and all such
will receive prompt attention. 7febi>B
This large and commodious house, having been
re-taken by tha subscriber, is now open for the re
ception of visitors and boarders. The rooms ore
large, well ventilated, and comfortably furnished.
Tbe table will always be supplied with the best
thenarketcan afford. Tbe Bar is stocked with
the choicest liquors. 111 short, it is my purpose
to keep a FIRbT-CLASS HOTEL. Thanking
the puhiic for past favors. I respeetfully solicit a
renewal of their patronage.
N. B. Hacks will run constantly between the
Hotel aud the Springs,
may 17,'69:1 j 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.
1 rovemeuts and conveniences necessary to a first
class lintel.
Tbe dining room has been removed to tbe first
floor and is now spacious and airy, and the cham
bers are all well ventilated, and tbe proprietor
will endeavor to make his guests perfectly at
home. Address, J. MORRISON,
lja!>tf Huntingdon, Pa.
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JOHN LIJT/ii Editor and Proprietor.
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Oar facilities for doing all kinds of Job Printing
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etters should be addressed to
& Hocal anti (feenrral jlrtospapcr, Dcbotrti to Oolitirs, duration, JUtrraturr ant Jfcetals.
PHILADELPHIA proposes patting up a
monument to Alexander von Humboldt in
Fairiuount Park. The corner stone is to be
laid on the 14th.
THE San Francisco grapes which reach
New York are filled with wine instead of
juice, which phenomenon is the effect of six
; days of jolting.
\ Mayor Fox, of Philadelphia, has offered
i a reward of $l,OOO for the arrest and convic
tion of the murderers of Revenue Detective
James J. Brooks.
I 1812. a sufferer at Dartmoor, and the pilot
who conducted the first steamship into Bos
| tsn harbor, died near Stillwater, Minn.,
1 last week.
THE Vicksburg Republican states that
there were but three Republican newspa
pers issued in Mississippi one year since,
where there are now sixteen, and several
more will soon be started.
THE Ohio River bridge at New Albany,
now in progress of construction, will be ex
actly one mile in length from town to town;
will hav twenty-seven spans, all but eight
of which have already been raised.
A SON of an Ex-President of the United
States from Virginia, who has become ut
| terly debased by indulgence in strong drink,
was the other day admitted to a charity
: ward in one of the hospitals of Washington.
IT is reported that the narrow gauge is to
be substituted for the broad on the Erie
: Railroad. When this shall be done, shall
wc be able to perceive le.-s force in the fa
miliar line, "Broad is the road that leads to
THERE wore six births on the same dav
in a house in Bairoll county, Georgia, last
; week. A lady had two twins, and two of
her daughters each had twins. The six were
all boys. This story is told by a Georgia
1 paper, as a sequel to the eclipse.
THE London Fun has the following: "It
j is rumored that one of the conditions of
which Mr. Motley is instructed to insi-t
with regard to the settlement of the Ala
bama claims, is that we shall receive George
Francis Train in England and keep him
here. The condition is a hard one."
AGRICULTURALISTS in California are turn
ing their attentiou to raising opium. The
Poppy piant, it is found, will grow there al
most without cultivation, and the gathering
of the juice of the heads, of which opium
consists, is as simple an operation as the j
making of maple sugar. Raw opium is
worth about $2O a pound.
A SALE of Cotsville sheep took place in
Suffield, Ct., last week. Buyers were pres
ent from Maine, Maryland, West Virginia
and California. The bids ran so low that
after selling nine rams at prices ranging from
$3O to $l5O, and thirty five ewes at prices
ranging from $2O to $42,50, the remainder
ON Wednesday morning Dear Cochran
ten, says the Meadville Republic, an oil car
attached to a freight train, was struck by a
meteor. The engineer states that he had
just stopped the train when the meteor pass
ed close to him followed by a blaze of light
and struck the rear car and exploded, tear
ing off a portion of the roof, setting the ear
on fire and destroying it. A brakeman was
6truck in the face by a fragment of the me
teor and severely injured.
WHAT can the ladies use to make them
selves attractive, without running into dan
ger? Chignons convey disease and vermin,
(so they say), hair dye is rank poison, and
now we are told peculiar cosmetics contain
ingredients that produce paralysis and dis
figured faces. But where do all these la
dies who, if these stories be true, must be
crippled and rendered hideous, go to? We
never meet any of them anywhere.
A YOUNG lady, residing near Earlville,
Canada, wearing a highly polished silvei
pin, was looking at the eclipse considerably
through the ordinary smoked glass, during
the time of the transit, and afterward dis
covered that the eclipse had daguerreotyped
:t>c!f upon her pin at the time that the sun
was about half obscured. The impression
remains there permanently, re-iating the
action of rubbing, as well as exposure to the
Two prairie dogs, owned in Portland,
Maine, were observed a few days since to
gather quantities of grass, which tlicy rolled
up into balls and dried in the sun, after
which they carried them to their burrows.
They have also stripped the cucumber vinca
of their fruit and carried vines and cucum
ber? to the same place, together with such
other food as they could secure, and ou the :
2oth of the mouth tjiey went into winter
quarters, and wiil not re-appear again until 1
next spring.
The California pioneers' excursion to the
Atlantic States will leave Sacramento for
Xew York on September 15th, 1869. Tho
i round trip is charged for at half fare, and
| the cost for each ticket is $112,5(1 in gold,
'or $l5O in currency. The parties must
j start together, and can stop for a day or
j more at Chicago, Pittsburgh, Philadelphia,
! or any other eastern city that a majority may
determine on. Sleeping cars solely for the
excursionists have been provided. The
tickets are available to return within sixty
IN Decatur county, lowa, there lives an
aged hermit, by the name of Yandercroft,
who emigrated to the spot which he now
occupies twenty-four years ago. For four
teen years he has not been half a mile from
his hut. lie is described as talkative and
intelligent, and appears to have considera
ble education. He is very kind to the do
mestic animals which he has gathered about
him, not wishing to sell a balky horse, for
fear it would receive unkind treatment at
the hands of another, and he will not pay
the man who butehers bis hogs, if he allows
them to squeal during the operation.
ON Saturday a shocking accident occurred
near Bucyrus, Ohio. As an eastward bound
train on the Pittsburgh, Fort Wayne and
Chicago Railway was approaching the sta
tion, an elderly lady and gentleman, whose
names our informant could not ascertain,
attempted to drive across the track. The
vehicle was struck by the engine and shiv
ered to atoms. The lady was instantly kill
ed, and the gentleman was frightfully man
gled. He was alive when taken up, but it
Was thought impossible for him to live ma
ny hours. No blame was attached to the
officers of the train, as the proper signals
were given before reaching the crossing.
Watch her kindly, stars —
From the sweet protecting skies
Follow her with tender eyes :
Look so lovingly that she
Cannot but think of me ;
Watch her kindly, stars!
Soothe her sweetly, night—
On her eyes, o'erwearied, press
The tired lids with light caress ;
Let that shadow hand of thine
Ever in her dreams seem mine ;
Sootb her sweetly, night!
Wake her gently, morn—
Let the notes of early birds
Seem like love's melodious words ;
Every pleasant souud, my dear.
When the stars from sleep should hear :
Wake her gently, morn !
Iviss her softly, wind?—
Softly, that she may not miss
Any sweet, accustomed blis3 :
On her lips, her eyes, her face,
Till I come to take your place ;
Kiss and kiss her winds !
Leave me. dear ones, to my slumber :
Daylight's faded glow is gone ;
In the red fight of the morning
I must tise and journey on.
1 am weary, ob, how weary !
And would rest a little while ;
Let your kind looks be my blessing,
And your last "Good night" a smile.
We have journeyed up together
Through the pleasant daytime flown ;
Now toy feet have pressed life's summit,
And my pathway lies alone.
And, my dear ones, do not call me
Should you haply be awake
When across the eastern bill-tops
Presently- the day shall break.
For, while yet the stars are lying
In the gray lap of the dawn,
On my long aud solemn journey
I Bhali be awake and gone —
Far from mortal pain and sorrow,
And from pa-siou's stormy swell,
Knocking at the golden gateway
Of the eternal citadel.
Therefore, dear one-, let mo slumber;
Faded is the day and gone,
And with moring's early splendor
I must rise and journey on.
Mr, A ashy Dabbles in Ohio Politics—The
Declination of Gen. Rosccrans Opens a
a™ —l —A JJ- i
//>■ Announces Himself as a Candidate
for Governor in Jlis Modest Way.
Pepper's Tavern, Holmes county, August
V, 1869 —There were a providence in my
bein compelled to leave Kentucky—a spesh
el and crownin Providence in my comin to
()hio. 1 shel never doubt Providence Rgin.
1 thought it hard to he compelled to leave
my comfortable quarters at the Corners, and
I murmured when forced to tru.-t myself to
the cold charities uv an unfeelin world at
my advanst age, but it wuz after all for the
best. Ez high and exaltid ez is the posi
shen uv a Kentucky Post Master, posishen
uv Governor of the third State uv the
Yooyun is more exaltedcr.
The declinin uv Gen. Rosccrans wuz not
onexpected. Indeed, when SenatorThurman
started for California the next day after the
Convenshen to indooso hitu to decline, I
knowed he wood succeed. Thurman hez a
winnin wav with him ez Yuliandygum di.-
oovered two year ago next winter.
Boeykrans wuztit never the proper man to
the Dimoeracy uv Ohio to vietry. No mat
ter how sound he be on ali the questions
now before the people, there is an odor at
tached to hi? name which is a stench into
our nostrils, and the men wich run our State
Convcnshun ought to have known it. Tie
tioo Dimocratic intellect is limited—it don't
take too many idea- to wunst, nor does it
shift wi'h lacility. Doorin three years uv
the late unpleascntness wc wuz kept bizzy
training the Dimoeracy to hate this name,
with sieh ez Burnside, ct cetcry. We sue
cceded. About the time uv the fightin uv
the battles uv Stone River, luky Chirntnau
ga, and partikcriy about the date uv the
arresttand exi! uv our then marteren saint.
Vallandygum, the very mention uv Rosy
ktans' name wood set any Dimoerat in Ohio
a frohtin at the uiouth like a mad dog. The
Dimocratic antipathy to the name ain't
•hanged. We mite tell ent that this same
llosyrans wuz our candidate, but the pco
pie wood, in moments uv forgetfulness,
heeve stones at any man who wood perpose
"three cheers for Rosykrans!"—they'd
apologise immejitly when they remembered
themselves, hut kin apology repay for a
broken head? Half uv our orators wood
hev bin killed before the campaign wuz
half over. There ain't no yoose in trying
to get up enthoosiasm under sieh circum
Now that Rosykrans is out uv the way,
the question is, wich uv our chieftans shall
take his place ?
For obvious reasons, it wood be sooicidle
to nominate Vallandyguin. He can't get
a Republikin vote, and there ate hosts uv
Dimocrats who don't like to hav it sed they
voted lor him out uv regard for their pos
terity. It won't do to nominate C'ary, for
he's too recent a convert, and, besides, he
used to occasionally lecter on temperance.
Itanney won't anser beeoz Raoney alius
wears clean shirts; takes a bath twiet a
week, and goes somewhere to church with
his family every Sunday. He wood doubt
less git some Republikin votes, but he'd
lose more than euuff uv the Democracy to
balance the account. Henry Clay Dean
wood soot exactly but he lives in lowa.
Jessee I). Brite wood anser, but he is a citi
zen uv Kentucky. Sammy Cox hez alius
lived cleanly, tho ho is sufficiently versatee'
to change all that in time, but onfortunatly.
he's in Spain, and besides, he's a citizen uv
Noo York.
Who then, shel we comitate V
I anser without hesitation, without any
affectashen uv modesty—.ME.
I am jist now, the chief among ten thous
and, and the one altogether lovely. 1 am
the Moses wich is to lead the Democracy uv
Ohio out uv ther land uv bondage into the
land flowing with milk and honey.
One advantage in nominatin me wood be
there ain t no daDger uv uiy decliuin, I
never decline nothin.
It may be urged that 1 a'm't known.
That's the very reason why I shood be nom
inated. Y\ hat wood Vallandygum give cf
he wus nt known? Wo never succeed with a
known candidate. We kin say in counties
where thy prefer men whose hands wuz
: drencht in gore that 1 killed my thousands;
in counties where they went for peace, Ly
| kiilin Provo Marshals and sieh—that I wood
hcv died in my door yard, ef I'd had one,
sooner than hev gone South.
My other piuts are ez follows:
I kin hold more uv the Dimocratic party
Htrate in traces than any other man in the
State. I wuz originally a Democrat; I
voted for Jackson and for every Dimoerat
nominee from that date on to the present.
It is mv proudest boast, with I wish in
, scrbed on my tombstone when I hev gone
hence —I neve scratched a ticket. My war
record is deer. At the breakin out uv th-
War, I opposed everything the Government
did. I did not stun the Maseaohoosetts sol
,;cr.- in Baltimore, bccoz I wuz not there,
but I slung up my hat when I heard uv it,
and wept hitter teers becoz I wuz not there,
t din not volunteer. On the contrary, when
drafted, I made the best uv my way to Can
ada to join \ allaudygum, and only failed to
make my escape thro the treachery uv a
; kbolisbnist who wormed Lisself into my
confidence having a copy uv the Noo "York
j Dav Book and a pint bottle uv sod corn
>rhi?key in bi- hind coa* pocket. I thought,
in my innocence, that one so equipped cood
' not be anything but a true Ilimocrat, hut I •
found to my sorrow, that wolves often put ]
1 en sheep's clothing so perfekly ez to decciva !
the very elect. Arrested and taken to a
camp uv Linkin hirelings. I wuz clothed in
ojus blew, a musket wuz Curst into my un*
wiiling hands, and 1 wuz transported south
ward to dip my hands in the g-'iar uv my
friends. Did Ido it? No! I deserted the
first nite, and e -..-ed to the Dimocratic
hirsts, with whom I served till G battle wuz
imminent, when I made my way North
Rooincd by this unlawful seezeure, for
the bars at wich I wnn.-t hed credit ref ■ d
to open account? with me agin, I devoted
myself to atoosio a tyrannical governae ut
engaged in pro-' cootin an uncotistoooshnel
war. Ilead d the Holme county patriots
who resisted draft-, I organized the Knites
of the Golden Cirkle in Oiiio and Injany,
and I organized more riots than any one
man in these two States. I kin say trooly
that doorin that short time, no less than
twenty two young men, trained and educa
ted by me. who had'nt the descreshen to
get out at the proper time, wuz incarcerated
in Basteels, were they langui-ht for months.
My career since the muuruful enJiu uv
the war is well known. 1 supported An
drew Johnson the moment he deserted the
Ablishnist. I wux with him in his triumph
al progress thro the North. I hold up his
hands doorin the impeachmen Btmgle. an.l
I bought up three uv the Union Senators
wi.-h voted for acquittal. I assisted aiso in
the -irughter uv niggers in Memphis and
Noo Orleans. .
I am, uv course, acceptable to the strate
out Dimoeracy. cz I hold views entirely in
consonance with them. lam inflexibly op
p< -ed to the payment uv the nashnel debt,
1 am opposed to the fifteenth amendment,
and my dawtera, if I hed sieh, shood nerer
marry niggers. <>n these questions no man
in Ameriky is more sounder than am I.
The Dimoeracy uv Ohio owe me this, for
services rendered. I hev Lin dragged throo
! r-e troff- for hurrahin for Yailaudygum.
I h> v bm pulled out uv my bed in Janooary
ly soJjer- and compelled to fake oaths uv
allegiance, and I languished once in a B,s
tile for my steadfastness to Dimoerisy.
Tlie-e thing- I ounht not to dwell onto, but
if r.o one else- wiil I must.
I hev made o:lier sacrifices. When torn
from my peeeeful home to fite our friends
uv the South. I hed a wife which I loved.
Life wuz a peeeeful strcem and wc floated
calmly along. She took in washin and I
talki d politic- at a neighbor grocery, invest
in the pr .ceedi uv her labor in the suste
nance afforded at. the bar. When I returu
ed what met me? The killiu cf men outrito
wuz not the most hart reudin incidents uv
that fratrisidlo struggle. It wuz the sevrfn
uv domestic tic —the teaiin down uv do
mestic altars, and separation uv families.
When I returned I wuz coldly met. Looiz
er Jane wuz wa bin as yoosual, only harder
than ever, and I noti.-t tho ehildn h>d new
frocks and -hoes. The fu t afternoon I wuz
at home I a.-kt her in my old familyer way
for a dollar and a half, tz I wanted to go
down street.
"That'splayed!" she rcmarkt.
■ Haven't yoo got it ?" I a-kt.
"I hev," -he replied, "and I perpose to
keep it. I It v diskivcred suthin since
yoove bin gone. I hev found that's it's
ea-y enutT to support myself and the ehil
dren, washin at a dollar a dozen, but add to
that a hulkin man with a nose like yoors,
end its harder than I keer. This house is
mine—yoo kin vacate."
And she candy rung out a shirt ez tho
wut she sed wuz a common place remark la
sted uv a practikel divorse.
I left her. A feendish Abli-hniit hed
put this idea into her head and .-he hed act
id onto it. Since that time I Lev- wended
my way alone, subsistin by chare". Abli-h
-nism owes me the likker I ought to hev hed,
uut uv what that woman has earned sence
that crooc! day. () what a fearful debt to
The acoot Demokrat may ask wat I want
uv a nomina-hen when defeat is certain.
Its suthin to be a candidate. I sliood make
a vigorous eompane. The masses in the
rooral destiikcs don't often see a candidate
for so high an offis. and I shood beam onto
em all. Uv course I shood from this date
to the second Tuesday in October hev free
likkcr. Tho rank and file wood esteem it
an honor to drink with me, and I shood
consider it a convenience to drink with them.
For two months I shood hev all I wanted,
wich would be the happiest two months in
my life. I shood probably die uv deliium
tremens, but I cood afford it. Oh what a
gorgus prospek ! Oh wat an clysium ! Kin
the Dimoctisy uv Ohio be so crooel cz to
deprive me uv it? I kin at least bold the
votes uv the hard liandid Dimocrisy wich
wnz knowd ex Copperheds doorin the war,
and I can't see that we hev ever got any
other kind, no matter who we nominated.
Ef that element ain't strong euuff to elect
me, I syosc go to jiue the unnum
bered throng uv Dimoeratie candidates who
hev encountered defeat in the dreary years
gone by, and whose ghosts still Lover on the
confines uv politikle life.
I submit this to the Dimoerisy uv Ohio,
feeling that I atn asking only wat is my doo.
Wich wuz Postmaster.
We have seen in several of our exchanges
claims set up on behalf of the Democratic
party, that its management of Pennsylvania
finances had been wiser and more statesman
like than that of the Republican administra
tions. Let us briefly state our observations
in that respect. Forty years since, to wit,
in 1829, the State improvement system, as
it Las been called, was under way. During
the ensuing thirty years the Democratic
party had nearly uncontrolled sway iD this
State. Three executives, to wit, Ritner,
Johnson and Pollock, had been elected by
the opposition, but in all the thirty years
not three can be selected when both branch
es of the legislature were controlled against
the Democratic party. The result of that
policy wa the fastening upon the Common
wealth of a State debt of fully forty millions
of dollars and a State tax upon real estate
of three mills, which yielded about $1,800,-
00') annually. We will charge the Repub
licans with ten years management of our
finances. Governor I'acker, elected by the
Democrats, was Governor iu 1850 and I860;
yet the Legislature, since 1859, may he said
to have been in Republican hands. The
Republican administration, therefore, had
to encounter a State debt of over $40,000,-
000, and fully $5,00(4,000 extraordinary ex
penses incurred by the State in putting down
the Democratic rebellion of Jeff Davis & Co.
Thev have aiso had to encounter an expense
that will reach $10,000,000, in educating the
soldiers' and sailors' orphan children, the
legitimate result of the rebellion by the
States lights Democracy.
By the close of Governor Geary's ad
ministration, the regular State debt wiil
have been reduced Tally $10,000,000. and
the war debt and soldiers, orphans edu
cation expenses, about $8,000,000, and
th-re will remain in the State Treasury,
railroad bonds of the Pennsylvania Com
! any, or guaranteed by it of some $12,000,-
00'> more. Let us recapitulate:
State delA created by Democrats $40,000,000
War debt, created by Democrats 5,000,000
Soldiers orphans, created by
Democrats 10,000,001
Tata! $.i,000,000
Paid off by ten years of Republican
rule $18,000,000
Railroad Eoads 12,000,00ft~530,000,00# j
Debt unprovided for $25,000,000
The Democratic party, by the act of April
29, 1544, had fastened upon the real estate
of the tax payers a State tax from which
about $1,000,000 annually was realized.
This was repealed by the Republican ad
ministration of February 23, 1866. The
thirty years' poliey of the Democratic party
may he summed up in fighting corporations
and taxing the ma es of the people. The
IF publicans have repealed the taxes upon
the tna.-ses of the people, and put it upon
the great corporations that have grown up.
Railroads, banks and manufacturing cor
porations now pay the taxes which sustain
the State government. If Asa Packershould
be elected, he, of course, will not like his
coal and railroad corporations to be taxed i
as they now are under a Republican legisla
ture. He will insist on the repeal of all !
this, and that the Democratic legislation of j
I >44 taxing real estate should be restored, i
Never make your appearance in the ■
morning without having first bathed, if only .
with a sponge and a quart of water, brushed !
and arranged your hair, dressed yourself i
neatly and completely.
Keep your clothing, especially your un- :
der-clothing, in perfect order. Never let
pius do duly as buttons, ur strings take the |
place of proper bands.
Examine every garment when ft come* ;
from the wa.-h, and, if necessary, mend it
wish neatness and precision. Do not sew
up. the holes in your stockings, as we have
seen some cart-less, untidy girls do, hut take j
in a broad margin around the hole, be it
small or large, with a fine darning needl*
and darning cotton, and cover the fracture
nub an interlaced stitch, so close as to be as
strongs the body of the stocking, and fine ,
enough to be ornamental.
Stockin s mended iu this way need darn
ing but a very few times iu the course of i
their existence.
Never carry coarse embroidered or laced
handkerchiefs. Fine plain ones arc much
more lady-like.
Avoid open-worked stockings and very
fancy slippers. Fine plain white hose, and
black kid slippers, with only a strap or
rosette in front, arc more becoming.
Train yourself to useful occupation. Re
member it is wicked to waste time, and
nothing gives such an impression of vanity
and absolute silliness as a habit of idling and
never having anything to do.
If you arc in your father's house take
some department of household labor upon
yourself, and a part of the sewing, and make
it your business to attend to it, Do not let
a call from this idle girl, or a visit from that,
or an invitation from the other interfere
with the performance of your duty.
Let your pleasures come in as a recreation
—not as the business of your life,
If you want to marry do not court or try
to attract tho attention of a young gentle
man. A little wholesome indifference, real
or assumed, will be much more likely to act
complish the object. Consider, moreover,
that it is better to he a woman than a wife,
anil do not degrade your sex by making your
whole existence turn on the pivot of mat
If you can, cultivate some art by which
you can gain an independent livelihood. Do
it whether there is necessity for it or not.
Do it quietly if you will, but do it. There
is no telling when or under what circum
stances you may need it.— Demoresl.
TUERE I 3 as much connection between the
words and the thoughts as there is between
the thoughts and the actions. The latter
are not only the expression of the former,
bu: they have a power to react upon the
- oul, and leave the stain of corruption there.
A young man who allows himself to use one
vulgar or profane word, has not only shown
that there is a foul spot upon his mind, but
by the utterance of that word he extends
that spot and inflames it, till, by indulgence,
it will pollute and ruin the whole soul.
VOL. 42: NO 83.
'1 hat ours is destined to be a great iron
producing as well as Iron-working country,
! every American instinctively believes. lie
; cannot admit that God has filled our soil
! with such enormous deposits of Ore, Coal,
| and Limestone, to be forever left there use
-1 less and unvalued, while British engines ca
| reer thc-reon, drawing cargoes of British
j bars and British manufactures for the use
of the dwellers on the ttibutaries of the
Mississippi, the Colorado, and the San Joa
quin. I bus when Mr. Hudgskin, an intel
ligent and caodid Englishman residing in
this city, recently made an address to a Free
J rade Meeting in Brooklyn, wherein he ar
gued that we should buy our iron from Eu
rope because her low priced labor enabled
her to produce it much cheaper than we
Free Trade journals at once shrunk from
that position choosing to insist that Ameri
can iron was dear only because the present
Tariff enables our Iron masters to charge an
> ci rrhitant price for it 1
Such unworthy shifts cannot abide the
j test of time and discussion, 'lire price of
' iron as of anything else, is measured with
| geueral accuracy by the cost of producing it;
whenever the profit of such production is
large, thousands are ineited thereby to em
bark in it; and this tendency cannot be
checked until the profit falls to (or below)
the average of that realized in other invest
ments. We shall ultimately produce iron
much cheaper than now, though the im
provement and perfection of the processes
by which we make it and to such improve
: tuent it is indispensable that our iron indus
try shall not be dead but alive. The un
steadiness of our policy in the past has sad
ly retarded our progress. Capitalists hesi
tate to invest the vast sums required to pro
| duco steel rails (for instance) at a moderate
| cost, with the sword of Damocles suspended
over their heads by a formidable party in
tent on the overthrow of Protections but
: let the public voice be unmistakably beard
on the right side, aui millions of capital will
flow into the various departments of our
iron industry, iusuring economies unattain
able while our policy shall remain unstable,
precarious, capricious. Were it this day
fixed and proclaimed that no reduction of
I our iron imposts would be made during the
; next ten years, mines would be opened and
: furnaces erected wherever ore and coal ex
j lets in proximity or may be cheaply brought
! together; rolling mills and forges would
' speedily follow in their train; invention
j would be stimu ated and improvement per
; feeted, until we should soon have cheaper
| iron through the cheapening of the process,
the increased efficiency of the Labor employ
!ed to make it. The cheapening would not
j be fully indicated by the prices ruling in
I New York ; for that is the point where,
1 while imported iron is cheapest; American
! iron is necessarily dearer than at the points
i of production, hundreds of miles inland,
j where it is nearer and worth more to the
great body of our consumers than it would
Ibe in this city. A genuine cheapness is on
; attained by means consistent with the just
j recompense, intellectual enlightenment and
j moral elevation, of the Laboring Class r we
j 'ball secure the former without sacrificing
the latter through the judicious, ample,
! steadfast Protect ion of American Industry.
! —Horace Greeley.
The cry for rest has always been louder
than the cry for food. Not that it is more
important, but it is often harder to get.
The best rest comes from sound sleep. Of
two men or women, otherwise equal, the one
who sleeps the best will be the most moral,
healthy, and efficient.
Sleep will do much to cure irritability of
temper, peevishness, uneasiness. It will
restore to vigor an over worked brain. It
will build up and make strong a weary body.
It will do much to cure dyspepsia, particu
larly that variety known as nervous dyspep
sia. It will relieve the languor and pros
tration felt by consumptives. It will cure
hypochondria. It will cure the blues. It
will cure the headache. It will cure the
heart-ache. It will cure neuralgia. It will
cure a broken spirit. It will cure sorrow.
Indeed, we might make a long list of ner
vous maladies that sleep will cure.
The cure of sleeplessness, however, is not
so easy, particularly in those who carry
grave responsibilities. The habit of sleep
ing well is one which, if broken up for any
length of time, is not easily regained. Often
a severe illness, treated by powerful drugs,
• o deranges the nervous system that sleep
is never sweet after it. Or, perhaps, long
continued watchfulness produce the same
effect; or hard study, or too little exercise
of the muscular system, or tea and whiskey
drinking, and tobacco using. To break up
the habit are required:
1. A clean good bed.
2. Sufficient exercise to produce weari
ness, and pleasant occupation.
3. Good air, and not too warm a room.
4. Freedom from too much care.
.5 A clean stomach.
6. A clear conscience.
7. Avoidance of stimulants and narcotics.
For those who are overworked, haggard,
nervous who pass sleepless nights, we com
mend the adoption of such habits as sbal)
secure sleep, otherwise life will be short,
and what there is of it sadly imperfect.—
Herald oj Health.
SON-BATHS cost nothing, and are the most
refreshing, life giving baths that one can
take, whether siek or well. Every house
keeper knows the necessity of giving her
woolens the benefit of the sun from time to
time, and especially after a long rainy sea
son, or a long absence of the sun. Many
will think of the injury their clothes are lia
ble to from dampness, who will never re
flect that an occasional exposure of their
own bodies to the sunlight is equally neces
sary to their own health. The sun baths
cost nothing, and that is a misfortune,
people are still deluded with the idea that
those things only can be good cr useful
which cost money. Let it cot be forgotten
that three of God's most be neficent gifts to
man—three things the most necessary to
good health—sunlight, fresh air and water,
are free to all; you can have them in abund
ance, without money and without price, if
you will. If you would enjoy good health,
then see to it that you are supplied with
pure air to breathe all the time ; that you
bathe for an hour or so in the sunlight; and
that you quench your thirst with no other
fluid than water. — Journal of Health.
COMMENTATORS are folks that too often
write on as men with diamonds write
#n glass, obscuring light with scratches.
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JOHN LUTZ, Bedford, Pa.
beautiful tribute from Henry Ward Beach
er's address at the funeral of the late Hon.
Henry J. Baymond is worthy of a lasting
"He stood on the widest pulpit that is
now known in modern society. The lawyer
has a narrow sphere before him; the Sena
tor and the Representative—the walls hedge
in their voices. The Minister has his par
ish wall about his church. But there is a
pulpit (hat now has no limit —it is the Press.
There is, literally, the voice of one that cries
in the wilderness, for all across the populous
land, out into the territories, and to the
very Pacific Ocean, the daily papers speak;
and there is not, in modern civilization, a
place of power that can compare with this.
And among those that have been the build
ers up of this great modem engine of civili
zation, not the founders but the finishers,
bo wtood the most pre eminent. Aside from
the genera! ability with which he conducted
the Press, I marked how singularly free his
whole career has been from bitterness, how
he refused to gain strength by advocacy of
the passions; how he neither used the ma
lign passions himself nor excited them in
others. But, rising to a higher moral sen
timent, breathed in his work, and addressed
those higher feelings in those to whom he
uttered. Now he has departed. Lookback
upon his career. If he wielded this mighty
engine in behalf of good reason, aod in be
half of pure moral sentiment, it covers a
multitude of imperfections."
"We are gone up !" said a worthy and
staunch Democrat frieod. "It is just as I
thought it would be," he continued, with a
: doleful countenance and solemn voice.
"We are whipped and might just as well
acknowledge the corn and give up !"
"What's the trouble?" We meekly re
"Why Packer's money bags! curse them!"
"Indeed," said we, "It is Packer's money
bags that are nominated, or that nominated
"That's it exactly. That's the very rock
upon which we have split. I wish Packer's
money was to the d—l. Why, sir, there is
not a contempt able little whippersnapper
of a country editor, there is not a rum sell
er belonging to the party, there is not a
loafer, or bummer, that shouts for us or
votes our ticket, that is not ciainoriog for a
share of Packer's money. Wherever we
turn, some fellow seizes us by the button
hole and demands hr part. The truth is,
if Packer bad a Itunureil millions instead of
twenty , and scattered among them every
farthing, he could not satisfy their insatiate
cravings. There is no use of talking.
Geary is elected."
THE HOME OF TASTE.— now easy it is to
be neat— to be clean! How easy to arrange
the room with the most graceful propriety !
How easy it is to invest our houses with the
truest elegance ! Elegance resides not with
the upbolsterer or the draper—it is not pat
up with the hangings and curtains—it is not
in the mosaics, the carpetings, the rosewood,
the mahogany, the candelabra, or the mar
ble ornaments : it exists in the spirit presi
ding over the chambers of the dwelling.
Contentment must always be most graceful;
it sheds serenity over the scenes of its abode,
it transforms a waste into a garden. The
home lightened by these intimations of a
nobler and brighter life may be wanting in
much which the discontented desire; but to
its inhabitants it will be a palace, far outvy
ing the Oriental in brilliancy and glory.
shine of life is made up of very little beams,
tbat are bright all the time. In the nurse
ry, on the play-ground, and in the school
room. there is room all the time for little
acts of kindness, that cost nothing, but are
worth more than gold or silver. To give
up something, where giving up will prevent
unhappiness—to yield, when persisting will
chafe and fret others—to go a little round,
rather than come against another—to take
an ill word or cross look, rather than resent
or return it; these are the ways in which
clouds and storms are kept off, and a pleas
ant smiling sunshine secured even in the
humble home, among very poor people, as
in families in higher stations. Much that
we term the miseries of life would be avoid
ed by adopting this rule of conduct.
LESSONS OF SORROW. —Sorrow sobers us
and makes the mind genial. And in our
sorrow we love and trust our friends more
tenderly, and • the dead become dearer to
us. And just as the stars shine out in the
nights, so there are blessed faces that look
at us in our grief, though their features
were fading from our recollection. Suffer
ing ! Let no man dread it too much, because
it is better for him, and it will help to make
him sure of being immortal. It is not in the
bright days, but only in the solemn night,
that other worlds are to be seen shining ia
the long, long distances. And it is in sor
row—the night of the soul—that we see the
farthest, and know ourselves natives of in
finity and sens and daughteis of the Most
High !
"BAR are," said a sable orator, "two
roads through this world. De one am a
broad and narrow road dat leads to perdi
tion, and de other am a narrow and broad
road dat leads to sure destruction." "If
tbat am de case," said a sable hearer, "dis
eullud individual take to de woods.
MAKE friends of none in whom you have
not implicit confidence —whom you cannot
trust in all places and at all seasons. The
best friendship you can make, is that which
is based on those feelings which spring from
the observance of sacred truths.
DECEPTION, hypocrisy and dissimulation
are direct compliments to the power of
Truth; and the common custom of passing
off Truth's counterfeit for herself is strong
testimony in behalf of her intrinsic beauty
and excellence.
A SERVANT was asked how it was to
difficult to wake him in : "Indeed, master,
it's because of taking your own advice,
always to attend to what I'm about; so
whenever I sleeps, I pays attintion to it."
\. £, too often, make our happiness de
pend upon things that wc desire, wbilsl
others would find it in a single one of these
we possess.
The love of God is both the sweetest and
strongest emotion that can posscssthe heart.