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ATTORNEYS AT LAW.
ATTORNEYS AT LAW, BEDFORD, PA.
Have formed a partnership in the practice of
the Law, in new brick building near the Lutheran
Church. [April 1, 1889-tf
ATTORNEY AT LAW, BEDFORD, PA.
Respectfully tenders his professional services
to the public. Office in the IxqctßEßuil ding,
~irCollections promptly made. [April,X'69-tf.
rtSPY M. ALSIP,
Hi ATTORNEY AT LAW, BEDPORD, PA.,
Will faithfully and promptly attend to all busi
ness entrusted to his 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, 1369.— tf.
T R. DURBORROW.
J . ATTORNEY AT LAW,
Will attend promptly to all business intrusted to
his care. Collections made on the shortest no
He also, a regularly licensed Claim Agent
and WTL. give special attention to the prosecution
. '. lit-s against the Government for Pensions,
K I ay, Bounty, Bounty Lands, Ac.
Office on Juliana street, one door South of the
I , Hirer office, and NEWLY opposite the 'Mengel
House" April 1, 186'J:tf
S. L. RUSSELL J. H. LOKGEXECKER
IY US3ELL A LONGENECKER,
II ATTORNEYS A COUNSELLORS AT LAW,
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A TTORXE YS-A T-LA W.
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joining counties. All business entrusted to their
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office on Juliana street, opposite the banking
B-.u -e of Reed A Schell. Bedford, Pa. Apr L;69:tf
W- C. SCHAEFTER
ATTORNEY AT LAW,
office with J. W. Dickerson Esq.. 23aprly
QR. B. F. HARRY,
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vices to the citixcns of Bedford and vicinity.
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' rinerly occupied by Dr. J. H. Hofius. [Ap'L 1,69.
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V WOODBERRY, PA.,
-CRIVKNEE, CONVEYANCER, LICENSED
CLAIM AGENT, and Ex-Officio JUSTICE
OF THE PEACE,
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with promptness and despatch. Will remit mon
ey by draft to any part ef the country. ITsely
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. EEDRORD, PA.
BANK OF DISCOUNT AND DEPOSIT.
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5 atb. and the general business of Exchange
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Remittances promptlymade. REAL ESTATE
bought and sold. April 1:69
PITT STREET, TWO DOORS wxsr OF TBK BID
FOBD HOTEL, BESFORD, PA.
MATCHMAKER AND DEALER IN JEWEL
RY. SPECTACLES. AC.
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, beet
lality of Gold Pens. He will supply to order
any thing in his line not on hand. [apr.2B,'6s.
I) W. C ROUSE,
' '' DEALER 1*
CIGARS, TOBACCO, PIPES, &C.
On Pitt street one door east of Geo. K. Oster
V Co.V Sivrc, 80-ift>rtl, Pa. y is now prepared
' nl] by wholesale all kinds of CIGARS. All
r tiers promptly filled. Persons desiring anything
in his line will do well to give him a call.
liedford April 1. *69.,
Office at the old stand in DENIISI.
BANK BUILDING, Jnliana St., BEDFORD.
All operations pertaining to
" rg teal and Alecha nical Dentistry
performed with care and
-i-or-A etiee administered, when desired. Ar
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As I AM dcteimined to do a CASH BUSINESS
cc, I have reduced the prices for Artificial
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I Fillings 33 per cent. This reduction will be
■ 't only to strictly Cash Patients, and all such
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: alien by the subscriber, is now open for the ra
fEption of visitors and boarders. The rooms are
Urge, well ventilated, and comfortably furnished.
*be table will always be supplied with the best
'it t arket csn afford. The liar is stocked with
'be choicest liquors. In short, it is my purpose
; keep a FIRST-CLASS HOTEL. Thanking
" public for oast favors, I respcetfully solicit a
Tuewal of thetr patronage.
V li. Hacks will run constantly between the
'ci and the Springs.
■*JlV:ly WM. LIBERT, Trop'r.
PtH x 1X B E HOTEL.
i,. HI'NTINODON, PA.
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_ • ''i.lsON, formerly proprietor of the Mor
!crv . , tls bcfi entirely renovated and re
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room h " been removed lo the first
" ,? uo * pacioas and airy, and the ehem
wiii i w ventilated, and the proprietor
t _• endeavor to make his guests perfectly at
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tliulMf Kicbaso* Hot*l,
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B ILoral auto (Grnrral jilrtospapcr, DrbotrtJ to politics, (!?tmration, JUtcraturc unto J-Horals
HON. HUMPHRY MARSHALL, after say
ing that the penitentiary system of Ken
tucky is a disgrace and a public shame,
worse than the slave trade ever was,
despondingly adds, "but as it is a mine
from which men can extract wealth, it is a
heavy job for any man or set of men to un
dertake to reform."
A MAN in Milwaukee deposited SIOO in a
bank, and being told the interest would be
five per cent., at the end of the year he
came with fire dollars in currency to pay
the interest. Learning that the interest
went the other way, he departed wondering
why a man should pay him for being allowed
to take care of his money a whole year.
ONE C. M. Case, of New Y"ork, who
recently became bondsman for Henry
Woods, a notorious counterfeiter, repre
senting that he owned five thousand acres
of land in Suffolk eounty, L. 1., on which
there was no incumbrance, has been held in
$15,000 for examination, it appearing that
his statement under oath is contradicted by
EXPLANATORY. —It must be a query in
the masculine mind, what is the meaning of
the long, coarse hanks of gray, blonde, and
brown tow hanging in Haberdashers' win
dows. These are material for stuffing the
long and abundant braids which are so fash
ionable on every woman's head. The scant
supply of natural hair is carefully wound
round these wisps of flax, which are dyed as
near the natural color of the locks as possi
ble, and a rich braid is the result. Our wo
men might emulate the conduct of the Gre
cian maidens, who cut off their hair for bow
strings, without such sacrifice. All they
would have to do would be to produce the
store of hemp threads from their tresses, !
and supplement hair with silvery Mantilla. '
WHEREABOUTS OF MINISTER CURTIN. —
Advices received from His Excellency An
drew G. Curtin, state that owing to the pro
longed absence of the Emperor from St.
Petersburg, it has not been possible yet to
present his credential as Envoy Extraordi
nary aud Minister Plenipotentiary to that
Court, He was, till lately, at Dresden with
his family, under the instructions of Secre
tary Fish, awaiting the return of Minister
Gortschakoff from London, when he will be
presented. Hon. T. J. Coffey, the Secreta
ry of the Legation, accompanies the ex-Gov
crnor, and has placed his children at school
in Dresden. The health of Minister Curtin
has been good, and he has received during
his visit many attentions from not only
American, but English, French and German
tourists at Dresden, who are enthusiastic in
their expressions of admiration of our Penn
MURDERER HANGED BY A MOB.— In Por
tage City, Wisconsin, on Thursday, Wm.
Spain, lawyer, and Barney Britt, farmer,
mot in the street and renewed a quarrel
that had its origin when they were mem
bers of the Nineteenth Wisconsin Regi
ment. After they had separated Spain
went home, procured a revolver, and on
meeting Britt again soon afterward shot
and almost instantly killed him, scarcely
a word being exchanged. Spain then de
liberately walked down street, flourishing
his revolver, closely followed by Marshal
Iliekoy, who arrested him. While he was
passing up the street again an excited
crowd of people followed, and when oppo
site the American Express office a general
onslaught was made upon the prisoner.
The excitement increased fearfully, aud
cries of "Hang him!" "Hang him!" rent
the air. The crowd soon increased at the
express office to the number of one hun
dred, who took the prisoner into their pos
session, placed a iope about his neck and
dragged him to the nearest tree, below the
Ellsworth House, and hanged him.
A GREAT NATIONAL ENTERPRISE.— New
Mouth for the Mississippi River—Morfolk
to he made an Important Port. The Wash
ington correspondent of the New York Her
The naturally navigable waters of the
Mississippi valley aggregate nearly 1700
miles. Water has its currents and so has
trade. But those of the latter do not run
with the former; for in the main the great
outlet of trade is northeast by the lakes,
Erie Canal and Hudson, instead of South,
by the Gulf of Mexico. It is now proposed
to open away across the Virginia mountains
broad and deep enough to drain the Missis
sippi valley due eastward into the Chesa
peake, not of water, of course, but of pro
duce. The old James river and Kanawha
Canal—already finished half the distance—
: was to connect the waters of the James with
those of the Kanawha, a tributary of the
Ohio; but the proposed canal is to be of a
capacity equal at least to Jthe great Erie
Canal of New York. Such a canal, by sup
i plying 400 miles of the route, would open
the way for transportation without trans
shipment between the ocean and 17,000
I miles of already navigable inland waters,
j The project is to be brought before Congress
( this winter, and it is expected that it will
i be petitioned for by citizens of every part of
! the Union. Great considerations ofnation
j al defence are said by military men to justify
1 it, but the grand commercial hypothesis is
| the manner in which it would effect the
j grain interest of the West and the bread in
j terest of the East. It appears by official
I reports of the United States engineers
j chaxged with surveys, etc., of proposed na
tional canals in the Northwe-t, that the
i dangers of lake navigation, the numerous
transshipments, the necessity of much rail
! road carriage, and the closing of navigation
live twelfths of the year, besides the heavy
tolls on the Erie Canal, all make the cost of
carrying Western grain to the seaboard by
existing routes enormous.
Another great work proposed is the Coosa
cotton route, from Mobile up the Alabama
river, thence up the Coosa river till within
thirty miles of the south bend of the Tenn
essee river; across this thirty miles a ship
canal, thence up the Tennessee and its long
est branch, the Holston, to the borders of
Virginia, near Saltville; from Saltville to
Lynchburg (already traversed by a railroad),
a double track road, fit for heavy freights,
and at Lyochburg striking the Atlanta wa
ter route above mentioned to New York.
The railroad part is 176 miles long; all
the rest water. This route would save near
ly 2000 miles of the present route which cot
ton takes from the cotton centres in New
York and other cities North, and also the
dangers of the Florida Keys, for which in
surance alone is two and a half per wot. on
ship and cargo.
"BEDFORD, PA.. FRIDAY, OUT. 1- 1860.
DARK OK FAIR.
I Maiden fair
! With the golden bair—
j Sweet Brunette
, With the locks ot jet,
As rou roam side by side
On the marge of the tide,
I know not on which my heart I should set.
The hazel orb
Will the heart absorb,
And the eyes of blue
j Is tender aud true :
i But when both are together
This sunshiny weather,
Their powers combined must our peace undo.
Our bosoms spare !
The moon and the sun.
Shine never as one,
! And why should you two
Both rise on our view
j When either alone had our worsL'p won?
From crown unto feet
| In beauty complete,
i Like the Night aud the Day
j Together you stray,
Past the pier and the shipping
: So daintily tripping
i In your pretty, bewitching, unconscious way!
The maiden fair
Would I gladly declare
• My darling—and yet
There's the dark-eyed Brunette !
And I vow on my word
To say which I preferred
Is a question with terrible doubt beset!
What shall I do
To decide 'twist the two ?
So beautiful both
| That to choose I am loth,
And which was the fairest
The sweetest and rarest
I could not declare, were I put on my oath !
Brunette and fair maid
Like Sunshine and Shade
Each iu her sphere
I Is the loveliest here,
[ And I own I'm as fond
Of Brunette and of Blonde.
A shocking confession I very much fear.
Mr. Nashu at MochchuncJe —lie J'cvicics
(hi Political Field, and Comes to tin con
clusion that Democracy has got "Mixed."
[From the Toledo Blade.]
MOCH CHUNK (wich is in the state uv
Pennsylvany), Sept. 11, 1869. —At last I
hev struck a haven uv rest. At last I hev
a shoot abidiu place, for a time at least.
How long I may stay, or how soon I may
be compelled to pick up my landlord's spare
shirt and travel, I can't tell. But what do
I care ? For the present I ■" K * r
wing uv a man who hez §20,000,000 and who
is yoosin it at a terrific rate. Some few uv the
drops uv the golden shower is a fallin unto
me, and lam content. That is, I am con
tent personally. lam cz well off cz I cood
be. I hev twice penetrated the august pres.
ence uv the Democratic candidate for Gov
ernor of Pennsylvany, representing myself
ez the pre.-ident of a Democratic club in
Philadelpby, and twice hev I received SIOO
to carry on the good work. The young man
| which guards the outer door uv the candi
! datorial mansben is a most aeoot judge uv
\ human nacher. The servant at the door
j askt for creden.-hels. at wich the youDg man
who happened to be in the hall, noticin mc,
rebuked him for delayin me.
"Terence," remarkt he sharply, "admit
; all such noses without question. Yoo bet
I they are our friends."
! That uose hez cost me thousands uv other
! people's dollars to keep it up in color.
Thank heaven, it's repaying me some uv the
I trouble I hey gone to on its account.
I am well enuff off, and possibly ougbt to
be satisfied, but the condishen uv the Di
: mocrisy afflix me. The fact is, we are in a
| bad way, and thcr ain't no way out uv it.
i We ain't got no yoonanimity—we ain't got
nothin to fite for, and the country hed
j universally good crops. The weather's bin
I agin us. Ef we could hev hed rain in har
vest enuff to hev rustid the wheat, and
enuff follerin the wheat harvest to hev rotted
the pcrtaters, and then a juicy attack uv
cholera and yellow fever, and other disord
ers uv that nacher, so that the people cood
hev got dissatisfied and ugly and sich, ther
wood hev bin some hope for us. The pota
to rot in Western Pennsylvany wood hev
! made thousands uv votes this fall alone.
| But wat's the yoose uv talking to farmers
i with teeis in your eyes uv a country goin to
: roonin, ween every mother's son uv cm hev
thcr pockets stuffed with greenbacks, and a
b3rn lull uv wheat to bring more? Wat's
the yoose uv clamoring for change w hen the
country's doin cz well ez it kin anyhow ?
Then agin, onr management hez bin
frightful. In Ohio we made a boggle at the
beginning, in the nomenashen uv liose
crans. It wuzu't in the nacher uv things
| for our patriots who had shot officers sent
j out by lloscerans to arrest their sons wich
J hed taken bounty and hed deserted to Cana
j dv, to vote for IlosccraDs, partickerly ez
hundreds uv cm hed bin dragged to Bastiles
for emptying their rifles at em. The hur
rahs stuck in their throats. I must confess
that they made a brave attempt at it, but
they looked siek while they did it. The ef
forts to hurrah for lloscerans, and tho face
they made uv it, reminded me uv an inci
dent wich occurred to me wunst
I hed a friend whose name it wuz Brown,
who wuz given to indulgence in the flowin
bole to a fearful extent. Wun nite he at
tempted to be convivyel on a new bran uv
whisky, and it floored him. At 11 P. M. I
found him elingin to a lamp post and vomit
in ez tho ther wuz a minatoor earthquake
into his iosides.
"Brown !" remarked I, layin my hand af
fectionately onto his shoulder. "Brown, are
you sick ?"
"Sick ! Sick? ' replied he, swingiu round
to the other side ot tho post and discbargin
another avalanch. "Sick! do yoo think I'm
doin this for the fun uv thetbin.- ?"
Our Democrats in Ohio swallere Rose
crans, but their hurrahs were so much like
the retchin uv a man with a load onto his
stuinick, that it reminded tnc.uv my friend
In Pennsylvany we aint much Utter off.
Our candadatc hez pints about bim. He
wuz a copperhead doorin the war, which
makes all uv that class uv Democrats en
thoosiiui'.ic iu his suppoxt; but ou tothcr
hand it drives off the war Democrats, with
out wich we ain't worth shucks. lie hez
money though, and ez he's bleedin freely
I lie may keep the organLashen alive till
we kin make a fite with s man wich we kin
The principle trouble is, however, to find
out wat Democracy is at this juncter. In
Ohio its agin nigger ekality and in favor uv
either payin off the bonds in greenbacks or
rcpudiashen in Tennessee its nigger suf
frage and nigger offiis boldin ; in Connecti
cut its payin the bonds in gold, interest and
principle ; in Califoroy its aoti Chinese, and
in Loussao, its Chinese. In Maine our peo
ple are runnin a perhibertory likkcr law. and
everywhere else they're for free wbioky. In
Illinois Democracy is free trade ; In Penn
sylvany its high protective tariff, and so on
around. In short, its so high mixed that 1
wootjei.'t agree to go from one country to an
other to make speeches, without having first
carefully ascertained wat the Democracy uv
that pertikeler believed in.
I got Democratic papers from all the
States one day, and, by persistent reading
uv em for five hours, I became so mixed as
to be a promisin candidate for a loonatic
I shel stay wher I am so long ei there is
anything to be got out uv the posishen. I
hev personated a cheerman uv Philadelphia
committees twice with success ; to-morrow I
shel try it agin, and after that such ether
characters as may occur to me. I must
make hay while the sun shines, for the furi
ous assaults onto Packer's pile is redoosin
PETROLEUM V. NASBY,
(Wich wuz Postmaster).
UNIVERSITIES AT HOME AND
The North German Correspondent, an
i English paper published in Berlin, states
; that there are now sixty American students
attending lectures at the universities of that
city alone, and that those of Heidelberg,
Bonn, Jena, Leipzic and the Mining Shool
at Freiberg, have quite as many more ma
triculants. Every year the number of Ameri
can students increases in Germany, and the
reason is clear, for the advantages offered
by the German universities are nowhere
equaled by any in this country. Yet there
is no country on the face of the globe whose
people are so Tauntingly vain of its educa
tional facilities as our own. There never
was an emptier boast, nor one more disas
trous in its results, for if we set aside our
common school system —and even that is a
system only in name—our colleges and
universities, with less than half a dozen ex
ceptions, are incapable of fitting a student
for matriculation even in one of the higher
German schools. A diploma from a German
university, or even from that of Oxford,
Cambridge or Dublin, is a guarantee of
scholarship, but it it be issued by one of our
colleges it means nothing more than that the
rocipicß* -'i collegian. It is quite possible
I mr him to be iu nine but of ten col
leges in America, and yet be an ignoramus.
Yet this condition of affairs, which drive our
young men abroad to seek educational fa
cilities denied them at home, is due not so
much to the large class of collegians as to
the controlling faculties of the colleges,
i Students have long since learned that the
diploma is given, not at all for devotion
to their studies, but simply and purely be
cause parents or guardians have paid the
: necessary fees for a certain number of years,
I including so many lectures. It is nothing
! against granting tlic diploma that the
i lectures have been neglected, so that the
' fees, including that of graduation, have
j been paid. Every student who procures
j tickets for the regular courses of the col
lege knows that his degree will follow, as a
matter of course, whether he has studied or
In the Gorman schools all this is changed.
There the student buys his tickets, which
entitle him to attend the lectures of the par
ticular university he has selected. If bis
object is really to learn, he has purchased
the chance to do so, but it all rests with him
self, and if, after a regular course, he finds
that he is ignorant of what he has had an
opportunity to acquire, he also finds him
i self without a diploma. Having paid for
■ the privilege of attending the lectures, he
can do it or not, but when the day of ex
amination arrives, and the professors dis
| cover that he has not been a student in the
real, true sense, he is mercilessly turned
i away without recognition. If, on the con
trary, he has availed himself of the noble
scholastic chances afforded him by a German
university, the degree is bestowed, and the
student who has won it knows that it car
ries weight with it, and that it is worth in
the eyes of thoughtful men more than the
bit of parchment on which it is written. It
means that the winner of it is a scholar, and,
until our own colleges and universities be
come more anxious about the qualifications
of their graduates than their numbers, these
institutions will remain uusougbt by those
who seriously wish to be educated.—Phila
delphia Jnquii er.
JUDGE PACKER AT HOME.
The Mauch Chunk Gazette, published in
Carbon county, tho home of Judge Packer
thus speaks of him :
"Judge Packer was urged before the c n
vention especially on the ground that he
was so extremely popular at home —in the
Lehigh Valley and Anthracite Coal Region.
But it turns out now that he is the candi
date above all others most objectionable to
this section. Knowing bim to be a grasp
ing monopolist, and a most selfi.-h capitalist,
who by his grinding exact ions has more than
once compelled hundreds of his laborers to
cither "strike" or starve, the workingmen
of the mines, well organized and flushed
with a recent victory, will not touch him
with a ten foot pole. If he had come up
for the Governorship a few years ago, party
feeling might have secured him the full
Democratic vote, though many would then
have given him a grudging support. But,
now, the workingmen, who constitute four
fifths of the electors in this region, feel that
for them parties are nothing, and their own
cause everything. Hence, even the Irish
men, whom the Democratic party every
where had come to look upon as its own
property, are asserting their independence
of party feality. Many of these men do not
hesitate to say boldly : "Geary has been a
good Governor and has been a true friend to
us workingmen. So we are going for bim.
Packer may be a good enough, man, but we
could expect no favors from him as Gover
nor." And so from present appearances he
will not carry half of his party vote in the
THE XVTU AMENDMENT.
The Democracy are trying to make capi
tal out of the X V th amendment to the Con
stitution ; not however by producing argu
ments to show that the principle it enunci
ates is wrong, but by appeals to the passion
and prejudices of ignorant men. To all
who desire to secure peace in this country,
and its attendant, prosperity, a few sugges
tions will not be amiss. We all know that
the overflow of the rebellion was a difficult
task; that it cost hundreds of thousands of
lives and billions of treasure. Now after
having conquered this revolt, what are we
to do ? Are we to allow these bad inec who
incited the war to have all they demanded
when they succeded ? If so we should have
done that before we went to war at all. If
we thought it necessary to "conquer a
peace," it must follow that we desire to
maintain it. How can we do so? Are we
to keep a standing army in the South du
ring the next generation? If not with rebels
how do we expect peace? Does any one
believe that these rebels are any more loyal
than they were in 18G1 when they fired on
the flag ? If so upon what evidence is such
an opinion based ? Is it seen in the ostra
cism of Northern men, who have emigrated
to the South since the war ? Is it to be
found in the Ku Klux Klaus, whose deeds
have been such as to make a demon blu.-h ?
Is it read by the light of blaziug school
houses, burned by the spirit of vandalism ?
Is it predicated upon the disposition, every
where manifested, to reduce the negroes to
servitude? With a few honorable excep
tions, the Southern aristocrats have not giv
en any evidence of their loyalty. They only
regret that the rebellion failed.. And are
such men to be again trusted; and that too
in the light of what they are all the while
doing ? If we bad so much faith in their
"honor,"' why did we make them ratify the
Xlllth amendment to the Constitution?
Were not negroes free? Why put it in the
Constitution that slavery should no more
exist? Why did we insist on the XlYth
amendment to the Constitution? Was it not
that we thought that the men who were
mean enough to repudiate the debt they
owed a friend, would hesitate to refuse to
pay a public debt, however just it might be?
And we can no more trust the negro, in
their hands, than we could a madman in a
powder magazine. If the rebels were in
power they would make the blacks serfs in
less than five years, and the attempt to do
this would bring on "the war of races,"
which Democrats arc so ready always to pre
dict. We can't afford to have the peace of
the country disturbed. And in order to
guarantee it, we must remove all tempta
tions to do evil. Let it be understood that
the negro is a free man, and that he cannot
be unjustly treated anywhere, and we do
much to give peace to the country. There
is no security outside of this amendment,
and all honest men ought to rejoice that the
Lpgi-laturo oi" Pennsylvania promptly rati
fied. Now let us stand by it. — York True
CORKY O'JL'ANI'S ON BOYS.
Some things may be said in favor of boys;
some trades would not live without them.
The glass put-in-men wouidn t have much to
do, and putty would be on the decline, if
there were no boys to break the windows.
There would be no customers for the cast
iron peaches and green apples which come
early in tho seasons ; but for the boys, the
doctors wouldn't have so much to do in car
ing cases of cholera morbus arising there
Boys can be useful when they have a mind
to, and can sell newspapers, black boots,
hold horses, and do chores.
In printing offices the boys are known as
devils —printers have a plain way of speak
Boys individually are better than boys col
If there were only one hoy in the world,
I think he would be a good boy; it generally
takes at least two boys to get up mischief.
Have one boy in a store and you have him
Hire a second boy, and their time will be
chiefly devoted to chasiDg one another over
the counter, and firing the dust brush and
the directory at each other's heads.
A boy begins to be a nuisance when he is
eight years old. How soon he grows out of
it depends on circumstances. Some never
It is questionable whether boys lead an
enjoyable They would like to
have their own way a little more, and a
pretty way it would be.
Give a boy a choice of all occupations,! n
life, and the chances are that he would pre
fer either to be a Robinson Crusoe on a des
ert island, or a captain of a band of robbers,
such as he has read about, and seriously
thinks of going into the one or the other of
these desirable occupations when ho gets to
be a man. He has great respect for a stage
driver and the captain ofacnnnl boat—there
is an idea of command in these positions
that takes his ideas. His idea of being a
man is, having plenty of money, doing what
you please, and being able to smoke or chew
tobacco without getting sick over it.
Somebody wrote a song, "Would I were a
boy again." Those who had the bringing up
of him are not likely to have the same senti
ment. Raising a boy once 19 as much as
any body wants to undergo, and fortunately,
when they once grow up they stay growd up,
and have children of their own to afflict
THE oldest relic of humanity extant is the
skeleton of the earliest Pharaoh encased in
its original burial robe, and wonderfully per
fect, considering the age, which was depos
ited eighteen or twenty months ago in the
British Museum, and is justly considered
the most valuable of its archaeological treas
ures. The lid of the coffiin which contained
the royal mummy was inscribed with the
name of its occupant. Pharaoh Mykeri
mus, who succeeded the heir of the builder
of the great pyramid, about ten centuries
before the coming of Christ.
CLIMAX. —"My son," said an affectionate
father at the foot of the stairs, "arise and
see the newly risen luminary of day and
hear the sweet birds singing their matin soDg
of praise to their great Creator; come, while
the dew is on the grass, and tender lambs
are bleating on the hill-side; come, I say,
or I'll be up there with a switch, and give
you the soundest thrashing that you ever
had in all your born days."
SLEEPING on feather beds, or with the
hands raised above the head, is very bad for
the lungs. So say* a doctor of large ex
VOL.. 42: NO 3.
TO YOUNG LA DHLS.
Young ladies, if you wish to be happy and
contented after the marriage ceremonies and
honeymoon are over, I would suggest the
Do not choose a lazy man; do not fall in
love with a moustache, neither with a hat,
neither fashionably cut trousers, nor black
ened boots, or pomaded and artificially curl
ed liair ; neither look upon graceful dancing
and borse-back riding—no, indeed! for with
all the above mentioned qualifications of,
now a-days called, a fast young man, you
would not be nb!e, with the best culinary
skill, to cook a meal of victuals with it.
But, if a man comes to a.-k you for your
heart and hand, inquire if he is a skillful
artisan, or a thrifty, industrious farmer who
is up early and late, and rather does his own
work and loves to do it, than to complain of
liard times; or, if he understands to man
age his fortune, if he has any, or has the
ability to acquire one ; ask him if he thinks
there are six days in the week to work, and
if he improves them, and then one Sunday
to rest on, to praise the Lord acd go to
meeting— if so, and you can otherwise love
hint, take him, for he is sure to provide for
But, if he is one of them who loaf about
half, and more than half the time, dressed in
fashionably-cut garments, afraid to work for
ftar of soiling his clothes, always thirsty,
and who has the sixth commandment seven
times abolished —of course, let him stand in
the cold and give him the mitten; for, with
such a lounging, good-for-nothing dandy,
you would be unhappy as long as you live.
If all the young ladies would at once join
in a society and determine never to marry
a lazy, flippant, good-for-notLing, do-noth
ing—the effect would be marvelous and cre
ate wonder; for the young men on matrimo
nial business would soon see the secret arid
go to work, earnestly and honestly, and en
deavor to be sober and industrious in order
to get them a wife of their wishes; the
whole army of loungers and street comer
watching gentry would disappear from the
earth like frogs in winter. The recipe is
bitter and severe, but it will cure undoubt
edly—try it and see.
GEARY AND PACKER.
The two candidates for the Gubernatorial
chair have contributed liberally in aid of the
widows and orphans of the dead miners.
The Philadelphia Bulletin expresses its sat
isfaction with the promptness with which
both the candidates have acted in the mat
ter, and adds: Governor Geary gives five
hundred dollars, and Asa Packer gives
twenty five hundred. Both of them de
serves credit for their generous expressions
of sympathy for the bereaved and stricken
families of the dead miners; and if we had
to deal with adversaries whose instincts
would teach them to attribute both of these
gifts to the kindest motives, we should pass
the cnbjoct by with aiuij'lc ituiila of praise
for both contributors. But our experience
of Democratic newspapers and Democratic
politicians teaches us that the difference be
tween the amounts subscribed by the rival
candidates will be harped upon by Demo
crats who will hold Packer up as a model
of generosity, while they will denounce Gov
ernor Geary as the incarnation of meanness.
Really the latter gave more than the former.
>lr. Packer is worth twenty five millions,
and his contribution is but half a day's in
come. Gov. Geary is a poor man, who
gave a large proportion of his whole annual
income. We have Scriptural authority for
the superior value of his gift; and while we
give Mr. Packer all possible credit, we
claim for our candidate, in advance of the
charges which will certainly be made against
him, that he has proved himself the more
liberal and self sacrificing giver of the two.
THE HARDEST LESSON. —The hardest
lesson a human being can learn is that of
self conquest. That once learned, all the
rest is easy. Perhaps it is more difficult
for a woman, for women arc more impul
sive than men. It is terrible for any one
to set aside all things else for the sake of
duty; to say this hope, this joy, this thing
that makes life beautiful stands in the way
of what ought to be first, and turn one's
back upon it; but it can be done, and must
be done by every one at some time. One
must learn, also, the suppression of emotions
which it is not wise to express. If they
cannot be killed, then bury them alive, and
say nothing. One almost dies in the at
tempt, but the proudest moment of any life
is when it can be said with truth,—
I can do what 1 will with myself; I have
no habit I cannot in an instant break; I
have no thought I cannot refuse expression;
I can forbid myself to be aDgry, to seek
vengeance, to resent even uncalled-for in
sult and impertinence, and I can take even
love, tbe strongest of all human emotions,
from my heart, and strangle it, when to
love would be either wrong or foolish.
The men who drink to excess, the men
who gamble, and the women who die of
love for some fellow incapable of appreci
atingthem, are people incapable of self
conquest. Think of that, and learn to con
quer your heart, your mind and your ap
WALK WHEN YOI BEGIN. —When Chief
Justice Oliver Ellsworth commenced the
practice of law, he lived in Bloom field ; and
as his pecuniary means were not large, he
was accustomed to come from his office on
foot. There was, at the time, a dashing
merchant in the city—Mr. 11., who rode in
a showy vehicle, drawn by a pair of showy
horses; and as he often rode to Bloomfield,
he frequently met Mr. E. Meeting him one
morning, be reined up his team, and salu
ted him with "Good morning, Mr. Ells
worth, what are you walking for; why don't
you ride ?"
"Because," was the reply, "I have
found that persons must walk at some peri
od of their lives, and I choose to walk when
It would be well if all who are setting out
in life were of this opinion; but they are cot.
Hence such numbers, determined to ride
when they are young, are forced to walk
when they are old.
A few years having elapsed, Mr. H. failed
in business, and was obliged to go afoot;
while Mr. E., ascending from small begin
Dings, became Minister Plenipotentiary to
France, and rode in his coach.
Walk when you begin.
SOMEBODY says the Mississippi "had
raised one foot." When it raises the other,
it will probably run. _
WHY is a violin without strings like an
oditor's pocket? It u minus the notes.
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DEATH.—We have never read anything
more beautiful than the following from the
pen of George D. Prentice:
''There is but a breath of air and a beat
of the heart betwixf this world and the next,
and in the brief interval of painful and aw
ful suspense, while we feel that death is
present with us, that we are powerless and
He all power, and the faint pulsation here
Ls but tbe prelude of endless life hereafter,
we feel in the midst ot tbe stunning calami
ty about to befall us, that the earth has no
com pen ation good enough to mitigate the
Severity of our locs. But there is no grief
without some bee< Scient provision to soften
it-, intenseness. When the good and lovely
die, the memory of their good deeds, like
tbe moonbeams on the stormy sea, lights up
our darkened hearts and lends to the sur
rounding gloom a beauty so sad, so tweet,
that we would not if we could dispel the
darkness that environs us."'
A LITTLE boy came to school, the other
day, with a very dirty face. The teacher
sent him out to wash it, and after a while
be returned with the lower part of his face
clean and dry, but the upper portion was
streaked with mud. and looked worse than
before. "Why didn't you wash your face
Johnny ?"— I did wash it," replied Johnny.
"Then, why didn't you wipe it all over?"
"I did wipe it as high as my shirt fail
would reach," was Johnny's conclusive an
A HEALTHY BUG. —Old Hanks said:—
Soutc years age, I took a bed bug to ao iron
foundry, and dropped it into a ladle where
the melting iron was, and bad it run into a
skillet. Well, my oh! woman used thatskil
h t pretty constant for tbe last six years, and
here the other day it broke all to sma<h,
and what do you think, gentleman, that ere
insect just walked out of his hole where he
bad beeu layin' like a frog in a rock, and
made tracks For his old roost up stairs!
But, (added he byway of parenthesis,) by
George, gentlemen, he looked mighty pale!
It is a terrible thing to begin to let con
science grow hard, for it soon scars as with
a hot iron. It is like the freezing of a pond.
The first film of ice is scarcely perceptible ;
keep the water stirring, and you will pre
vent the ice from hardening it; but once
let it film over and remain so, it thickens
over the surface, and it thickens still, Bnd
at last it i 3 so solid that wagons might be
drawn over the solid water. So with con
science; it films over gradually, and at last
it becomes hard, unfeeling, and it can bear
up a weight of iniquity.
SOME suppose that every learned man is
an educated man. No such thing. The
mad is educated who knows himself, and
takes accurate common sense views of men
and things nrouud him. Bome very learned
men are the greatest fools in the world ; the
reason is they are not educated men.
Bearing is only the means, not the end ; its
value consists in giving the means of acquir
ing the use of that which, properly managed,
enlightens the mind.
As a gentleman was walking under the
arcade of the Horticultural Gardens at Ken
sington, looking at the works of art display
ed there, he came upon two well-dressed
ladies examining a statuette of Andromeda,
labelled, Executed in Terra Cotta. "Exe
cuted in Terra Cotta," says one; "where is
that?" "I am sure I dou't know," returned
the other; but I pity the poor girl, wherev
er it was."
AN ANCIENT ARTIST.— Count de Wal
deck, of Paris, although one hundred or.d
three years of age, has sent to the Paris
Fine Arts Exhibition a picture representing
no fewer than two hundred and fifty per-
The veteran artist enjoys excellent
health, and takes strong walking exercises
every day. He is married to an English
lady of forty, and has a son aged eighteen
THE shortest will extant is possibly that
of Lord Wensleydale, which was proved on
the Bth ultimo. It runs thus: "Thisis the
last will of me, James, Lord Wensleydale.
I give all my property, real and personal,
and all I have in the world, and all that I
have power to dispose of, to my beloved
wife Cecilia, her heirs and executors abso
lutely. This 25th day of November, A. D.
1862. — WENSELYDALE." The estate was
sworn under £120,000/.
IN making some excavations recently near
the old castle of Crcvecoeus, near Bourigues,
in Belgium, the workmen discovered mines
in which were canvas bags filled with gun
powder. They are supposed to have been
placed there by tho troops of Henry IL, cf
France, when they besieged tho town in
1554. The articles were in a good state of
GOLDSMITH says : True eloquence docs
not consist, as the rhetoricians assure us, in
saying great things in a sublime style, but
in a simple style, for there is, properly
speaking, no such thing as a sublime stylo
—the sublimity lies only in the thing; and
when they are not so, the language may Le
turgid, affected, metaphorical, but not af
PLEASURE unattained is the hare which
we hold in chase, cheered on by the ardor of
competition, the exhilarating cry of tho
dogs, the shouts of the hunters, the echo of
the horn, the ambition of being in at the
death. Pleasure attained, is the same hare
hanging up in the sportmau's larder, worth
less, disregarded, despised, dead.
LET all troublesome topics be avoided at
meals. Do not dwell upon tbe difficulties of
business, the delinquencies of domestics, or
discipline the children at the dinner table,
for a cheerful spirit not only gives relish for
food, but a good start at digesting the same.
THE only way for a man to escape being
found out is to pass for what he is. The
only way to maintain a good character is to
j deserve it. It is easier to correct our faults
than to conceal them.
"OFF she goes," said a lady, speaking of
the train as it was starting. "You have
mistaken the gender," madam," a gentleman
said, "this is a mail train."
"TOM, I hear you are broke ?" "Yes,
said Tom, with a sigh, "and so broke that
if steam-boats were selling at a cent a piece,
I couldn't buy a plank '
WHEN does a man's case lie in a nut-shell? „
When he's a colond.