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ATTORNEYS AT LAW.
IMM ELL AND LINUENFELTER,
ATTORNEYS AT LAW, BEDFORD, PA.
Have FUMED A partnership in .he practice of
the Law, in new brick building near the Lutheran
Church. [April 1, LSFI'J-tf
R|. A. POINT,
ATTORNEY AT LAW, BEDFORD, PA.
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to the public. Office in the IXOOI agßuild ing,
( second floor.)
"•it-Collections promptly male. [April,l'69-tf.
IT SPY M. ALSIP,
ill ATTORNEY AT LAW, BEDFORD, PA.,
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T R. DURBORROW,
tJ . ATTORNEY AT LAW,
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PHY S I CI AN s!
ryR. B. F. HARRY,
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. BEDFORD. PA.
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PITT STREET, TWO DOORS WEST OF THE BED
FORD HOTEL, BR.IF JRD, PA.
WATCHMAKER AND DEALER IN JEWEL
RY. SPECTACLES. AC.
He keeps on hand a stock of fine Gold ami 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 band. [ ipr.28.'65.
TA W. CROUSE,
* • DEALER I!F
CIGARS, TOBACCO, PIPES, AC.
On Pitf street one door east ot Geo. R. Oxter
6 Co.'* Store, Bedford, Pa., is now prepared
to sell by wholesale all kinds of CIGARS. All
ORDERS promptly filled. Persons desiring ANYTHING
in hi* hoe will DO well to give him A eall.
Bedford April 1. *9.,
p N. IIIC K0 K ,
Office at the old stand in
BANK BUILDING. Juliana st., BEDFORD.
AH operations pertaining to
Surgical and Mechanical Dentistry
performed with care and
Anaesthetic* admini*tered, when desired. Ar
t\ ir.l teeth inserted at, per set, SB.OO a*id up-
As I am detei mined to do a CASH BUSIXESS
or none, I have reduced the prices for Artificial
Teeth of the ysirioiii* kinds. 20 per cent., ar.d of
Gold f illings S3 per cent This redaction will he
N le only to strictly Cash Patients, and all SUCH
will receive PROMPT attention. 7feb6B
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large, well ventilated, and com fort* bty furnished.
Th. table will always be supplied with the l*t
the u arkot can afford. The liar is stocked with
the choicest liquors. In short, it is tay purpose
to keep a FIR>T CLASS HOTEL. Thanking
the public for past favors, I respectfully solicit r.
renewal of their patronage.
N. B. Hacks will run constantly between the
Hotel and the Springs,
may 17,"69:1 j WM. DIBERT, Prop'r.
lj HUNTINGDON, PA.
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MORRISON, formerly proprietor of the Mor
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1 be dming room has been removed to the first
"•' and ig now spacious and otry,n l thei-ham
<>E,• are all well ventilated, and the proprietor
wit. endeavor to make his guests perfectly at
home. —ddreaa, J. MORRISON,
~, , EICHASGB HOTEL,
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Ox the 4th, Mr. Knapp, foreman of
1 the Atlantic and Great Western Railroad
j shops at Leavitt-burg, wa- kdhd by being
run over by a switch engine, while standing
! on the track.
j ADMIRAL FARRAOUT was much easier
last evening, and renewed hopes of hi? re
covery are entertained. His strong will
sustains him in his severe sickness, but his
bodily strength is very small.
LARGEST HOTEL IN THE WORLD—.When
the D< w Union Hotel ot the Leland Broth
ers in Saratoga is completed, it will lie the
largest hotel in the world. It will have a
frontage ofoste thousand and fifty feet, five !
stories high. It is to be built of brick, and
divided into nine compartments, almost fire
proof. The contractor is to finish the grand
j hotel by the Ist day of June next.
J THE FIRST SNOW STORM.—A violent
snow storm ,-ci iu at St. Louis, about seven
o'clock Tu •day morning, and continued un
til norm. Although the snow melted fast, j
there was still three inches on the ground
when it stopped. A heavy mow storm be- i
can at Louisville at about, noon. Snow fell
on Monday night at Jacksonville and other :
parts of Illinois, and in Missouri and Kan
sas. In Omaha on Tuesday the thermome
ter was below the freezing point.
IN A UATE California speech, Mr. Seward j
said: ''To our shores I would welcome all
men who love liberty. I would bave no
rebellion in the land, if I could prevent it
or suppress it. I would have the country
exclude all rebels from its broad domain,
and I would hive it extend until there was
no room for them out-ide of it on this con
tinent. In a word, I would have a sort of
spider policy, which would extend itself
abroad, take everything in, and let nothing i
get out." Mexico and Canada take heart.;
Mr. Seward, it will be remembered, was
the purchaser of Ala-ka, which G nera!
Thomas pronounces "utterly worthless."
THE SWEDES IN MISSOURI.—An extensive
cotton manufacturer near Stockholm, in
Sweden, ha-just purcha-ed twelve thousand
acres of land in southca-t Mis ouri. where
he proposes to colon<ze some fifteen hundred
amUies of Swedi.-h emigrants, aod to try,
on a grand scale, the experiment of at once '
raising and manufacturing cotton. The
great manufacturers of New England are
already turning their eyes toward the
South and its peculiar advantages under i
the new conditions of labor tor preci.-ely
such an experiment. If successful—arid it
can hardly fail—it will inaugurate a revolu i
tion the consequences of which are at;
UNFULFILLED PREDICTIONS.—The pre 1
diction.- as to the extraordinary high tides
which it was announced would occur in
England on Oetoler 6-'h, have not been ful- 1
fiilcd. The Pall Mall Gazette says that the
tides were iri most places higher than usual,
but not so high as the spring tide- in March
la-t. The highest ranges were on thn w
coast, but the wind was light and from the
eastward. At Plymouth, on the south
coast, the tide was (wo feet nine inches
above the bight given in the official tide ta- :
hies, and similar increases occurred along
the coa-ts of Devonshire and Cornwall. Ex
tensive preparations were made at many
places for the removal of goods and large
crowds were assembled to witness the phe
nomenon, but dispersed wheu the ebb com
RECEIVED AN ANSWER.—A .sub commit
tee of a School Board not a thousand miles
ftoui Li nn, were examining a class in a pri
mary school. One of the committee under
took to sharpen up their wits by propound
ing the following question : "If I had a
mince pie, and .should give two twelfths to
John, two twelfths to Isaac, two twelfths to
Harry, and should keep half of the pie my
self, what should there be left ?" There
was a profound study etnong the schollars;
but, finally one held up his hand as a signal
that he was ready to answer. "Well, sir,
what would there be left? Speak up loud so
that all can hear," said the committee uian.
"The plate I" shouted the little fellow.
The committee-man turned red in the face,
while the other members rorri-d aloud.
That boy was excused from answering any
WOMAN'S RIGHTS.—A middle aged wo
man ofSuncock, N. 11., named Mrs. Lind
sey, has, for some time past, refused to pay
her highway tax. She was not act'-uted by
any inconvenience in the payment of her
rates, for she is worth considerable proper
ty, but -h- expressed a dislike to the princi
ple of th-- tax. She was told by the survey
or that she must pay her tax in money or
work it out on the roads. Her leply was
that she would work it our. Accordingly,
on Monday morning last, she bought a new
hoc, joined the gang of men who were work
ing on the highway, and labored until sun
down, doing a good day's wotk. She said
that she should be on hand the next day
and continue her work. The affair caused
considerable of a sensation in Suncook, and
Mrs. Lind-ey is pronounced to he a pretty
plucky and apt illustration of woman's
THE LARGEST CANNON.— The monster
cannon cast. in the ecd of the sixteenth cen
tury by the Emperor Feedor Ivanovitch,
which is one of the principal ''lions" of the
Kremlin, and has hiibeito enjoyed the
reputation of being the largest piece ol ar
tillery in Russia, has ai length fouud a rival
and superior in the colossal gun recently
cast at Jb.ru. Tbi- military Titan, accord
ing to the account of a correspondent of th-
St. Petersburg Nercs, is fully two-thirds
larger than its predecessor, and throws a
ball weighing eighty Russian poods, or L'.SSO
pounds. It is at present being tested by a
commission of engineers, the Government
having anuounc.d its intention, in case the
report be favorable, of ordering five otbor
pieces of similar caliber.
SENSIBLE ADVICE —We commend the
following front a Western journal or recent
date to all men hereabouts who contemplate
"going West." We get letters every day
from young men who want to come out
West. It'is impossible to answer them all.
We can say tu general teims that a capable,
honest and sol>er y- ung man can do better
here than in the East. The chances are in
his fvor. A-> Webster said, "There is room
above. But there is no room here for tueu
who expect a fortune o drop out of the skies
or spring spontaneously out bf the earth.
It is a good dtal here as elsewhere. We
Lave to work for our owu bread, and those
who work hardest get the most sod best."
BEDFORD, PA., FRIDAY, O T. 29- 1869.
THE NEtV SLATE.
See my -late I I dot it new,
Cos 1 b'oke the other,
Put my 'ittle foot right froo,
Kunniir' after mother.
I tan make you lots o' sings,
Pass as you tan tell 'em,
T's and B's and big O rings,
Only I tan't spell 'em.
1 tan make a funny pig.
Wid a turlv tail-y,
'lt le eyes, and snout so big
iPokiu' in a pail-y
I tan make a elephant,
Wid his trunk a hartgiu' ;
An' a boy—who says I tan't?—
Wid his dun a baugiu'.
Au' the smoke a tummiii' out
(Wid my t'umb I do it.
Itubbin' all the white about),
Sparks a flyin' froo it.
I tan make a pretty house
Wid a irce behind it,
An' a'ittle mousy mouse
Butiuiu round to find it.
I tan put my hand out flat
I On the slate, and draw it
(Ticklio' is the worst of that) I
Did you ever saw it?
I tan draw me runnin' 'bout—
Mamma's 'ittle posset
(Slate so dusty, rubbin' out,
Dess oo'd better wass it).
Now, and then, s'all I make a tree
Wid a birdie on it?
All my piciures you's ail see
It you'll wait a minute.
No, I dess I'll make a man
Juss like Uncle Holly.
See it tummiii, fass's il tan '
Bel my slate is jolly I
the Phenomenon of Dreams—Activity oj
the Mental Faculties During Sleep—Nov
et Ideas on the Subject—Remarkable In
stances, etc., etc.
1 lie N'-w Yoik Keening Mail publishes a
Very interesting article on "Dreams," from
which wo take the following extracts :
The uiind, now liberated from the shack
le-of its earthly tenement, opens upon its
career of fancy. It annihilates space and
time. The earth is too narrow for its wan
deiings and the infinite expanse is alone ca
pable of furnishing a field for its rapid
'•How strange is sleep ! when his dark spell
On the drowsy lids of human eyes,
The years of a life will fl,. a t along
In the compass of a page's song ;
And the mountain's peak and the ocean's
VS ill scarce give food to his passing eye. '
The stage of dreaming is characterized by
the perfect closure of one or more of the
avenues of special some. When this oc
curs, the harmony between the world and
ourselves is broken. The mind is DO longer
controlled by outward influences, but is
struggling under the combined effects of it
own innate powers end imperfectly trans
mitted sensational impressions. We have
lost the means whereby the perception o! an
impression of our sense can be tested by
the co operating scrutiny of any. Dr. Ab
ererombie says that ''in dreams the impres
sions which arise in the mind are believed
to have a real and present existence ; and
this belief is not corrected, as in the waking
state, by comparing the conception with the
things of the external world ; and that the
ideas of images in the mind follow one an
other, according to associations over which
we have on control; we cannot, as in the
wakiug state, vary the series or stop it at
our will. The wonderful clearness at times
ot the mind iu dreams, must have been ob
served by all who have given attention to
the subject. This lucidity is particularly
observed in imaginary conversation, public
speaking and composing, the memory ol
wlich the individual seldom retains 011
awaking, but he is astonished at the exuber
ance of his idea- as well as the ea-e with
which he expressed theui. During sleep
the mental organ presents the same phe
nomena as when awake, for in dreams cer
tain elements only are actively excited—
t hose having reference to the object of the !
dream—but the mote passive organs are
ready to change their -tate, as circumstances
tiiay aipe to change the character of thi
dream. On being suddenly aroused, we are
generally conscious of having dreamed, with
little or no recolk-etion, however, of the
subject. But when we awake gradually—
the necessity for longer sleep having cea-ed
—the senses recover their functions one af
ter another, until ail are fully awake. In
such cases the dream is mo.-t fully remem
bered. To this general fact, however, there
are exceptions, for when suddenly aroused
either by intensity of mental excitement, or
from external cause-, we retain vividly the
strong impression then existing, beeau-e the
senses of external relation are taken by sur- j
prise, and. even though awakened, the train *
of thought cannot be in all cases so quickly j
arrested. The mind is at all times subject I
to its proper stimuli; but during sound sleep j
that of external relation is cut off by the tor
por of the special senses, and it is therefore
less liable to be activtly engaged than when
all of its sourc s of communication are open \
C'tin be says: "The senses themselves do
not form ideas." We do not, milker can '
we, dream of what we possess no knowledge.
But memory may, on the impression of a
sen-c, recall to mind a fact or circumstance
and the imagination may t ike it up and
niuitip'y it into a thousand forms and invest
them with an endless variety of fanciful cre
Lulled in the countless chambers of the brain.
Our thoughts are linked by many a hidden
Awake but one, and, lo! what myriads rise,
Each stamps his other as the image flies."
Dr. Parr says: "In dreams we seem to
reason, to argue, to compose, and iu all
these circumstances, during sleep, we are
highly gratify d, and think we excel. If,
however, we remember our dreams, our
reasonings we find to be weak, our argu
ments inconclusive, and our compositions
trifling and absurd." The powerful intel
lect will reason just as correctly when asleep,
upon the premises given, as when awake;
but uufortunaiely the data are iu many in
stances iudistiuct aud erroneous when the
uii&d is debarred the influence* of those
means through which facts are presented,
and the judgment regulated. The imper
fiction of memory, also, in sleep, is a prolific
source of error in regard to what the actual
i powers of the mind are iu this condition.
JUDGMENT IN DREAMS.
Rut the power of judging is probably as
good as when awake, for it decides only up
on the premises presented in either eas*",
and duiing sleep and in dreams the premises
are u uaily scanty and at fault. When Dr.
Johnson, in referring to a dream in which
he had a contest of wit with another indi
vidual -aid : "Now one may mark here the
- flee: of sleep in wakening the power of re
flecti.m; for, had not my judgment failed
me, I should hare seen that the wit of this
.-uppo-ed antagonist, by whose superiority
| I Lit myself depressed, was as much furnisb
j ed by uie as that which I thought I had
been uttering in my own character." No
doubt the error of judgment and weakening
of the rcfl- etlve powers arose from a lack of
all the c rerun stances in the ca-e being pre
sent dt - fos mind. Certainly he has lost
| identify, because in his dreams he furnished
I argument for another person without com
prehen-1 ing that he was doing so, and there
fore, a ju-t conclusion could not be arrived
et. Rut the feeling of chagrin or mortifiea
tion which he experienced was a legitimate
result of his judgment founded on the
ACTION OF THE MIND IN DREAMS.
The action of the mental organs will ac
count for many of the singular associations
during seep and in the language of the fair
Poetess wdl show that
"It is Thought at work amidst buried hours,
it is Love keeping vigilo er perished flowers!
Oh! we bear wuhiri us mysterious things,
Ot Memory ami Anguish unfatbomed spring.
And Passion, those gulfs of the heart to fill
With bitter waves which it ue'er may still."
10 illustrate the as-nciatc action of the
mind iu sleep we will transcribe the dream
of Professor Mass, of Halle, aui his arraly.-i
--oi its pheuotuena. The Professor says that
"Idreamed once that the Pope visited me.
lie commanded uie to open my desk, aui
carefully examined all the papers it contain
ed. While he was thus employed, a very
sptikliog diamond fell out of his nipple
crown into my de k, of which, however,
u> ii her of us took any notice. As soon a.-
ih Pope had withdrawn I retired to bed,
hut was soon obliged to tiscon account ot a
thick smoke, the cause of which 1 had yei
to learn. Upon examination, I discovered
that the diamond had set tire to the papers
in mv desk, and burned them to a.-ihes." In
explanation he observes, that "On the pre
oeding evening I was visited by a friend,
with whom I had a lively conversation up
II Joseph the Second's su| pression of mon
asteries and convents. \\ :th this idea,
though I did not become conscious of it in
the dream, was associated the visit which
the Pupa publicly paid to the Emperor Jo
seph at V tenna. in consequence of ihemeas
ure taken against the clergy ; and with this
again was combined, however faintlv. the
representation of the visit which had been
■ -id to rue by tuy friend. These two events
acre, by the sub reasoning faculty, conr
joundtd into one, according to the e-tab
iihed rule, that things which agree in their
parts also correspond as to the whole, hence
the Pope's visit was changed into a visit
made to me. The sub-reasoning faculty
ilien, in order t > account for the most ex
trtoidii.ary visit, fixed upon that which wa
tte most important object in my rooms,
namely, the d sk, or rather the papers it eon
tsined. That a diamond fell out of the
triple crown was a collateral association,
which was owing merely to the reprc-enta
tion of the do k. Some dtys before, when
opening the desk, I had broken the gla-s ol
my watch, which I held in my hand, and
the fragment fell among the papers, hence
uofurther attention wa- paid to the dii
itiond. But afterward the rcprc-entation ol
the snark'ting stone was again excited, and
became the prevailing idea, hence it dcter
totu-d succeeding association. On account
of its similarity, it excited the represents
tion of fire, with which it was confounded,
hence arose fire and smoke. But, in the
event the writings only were burned, nor
the de.-k it.-eif; to whieh being of compar
atively less value, the attention was not at
SHORTNESS OF TIME IN DREAMS.
One of the most remarkable pi enomena
connected with dreams is the shortness of
time needed for their consnmatioD. Lira
Brougham says '"'hat in dictating, a man
may frequently fall asleep after uttering a
lew words, and be awakened by the amanu
ensis repeating the last word to show that
he his written the whole; bnt though fiv
or six s-conds only have escaped between
the delivery of the sentence and its trans
fer to paper, the speaker may have passed
through a dream extending through half a
Me tiin Lord II >lland and Mr. Babbage
both confessed this theory. The one was
li-tening to friend reading aloud, and
lept from the beginning of the sentence to
the latter part of the sentence immediately
succeeding; yet during this time he had
a dream, the particulars of which it would
have taken more than a quarter of an hour
to write. Mr. Babbage dreamed a succession
of eveots, awoke in time to hear the con
elusion of a friend's answer to a question
be had just put to him. One man was
liable to a feeling of suffocation accompanied
by a dream of a skeleton graspine Ids throat
whenever he slept in a lying position, and
hoi tn attendant to wake him the moment
he sank down. But though awakened, the
moment he began to sink, the time sufficed
for a long struggle wi<h the skeleton.
Another man dreamed that he crossed the
Atlantic, spent a fortnight io Europe, and
full overboard when embarking to return,
yet his sleep had not lasted more than teD
PREMONITIONS IN DREAMS.
The occasional premonitions communica
ted in dreams—"iu visions of the night when
deep sle p falleth upon mm"—is a mystery
winch, as yet, has not, and never may be un
ravelled. Lord Stauhupe relates the follow
ing singular instance of this description:
"A Lord of the Admirality, who was on a
visit to Mount Edgecombe, and who was
much distressed by dreaming, dreamed that, i
walking on the sea shore, he picked up a |
b"ok, which appeared to be the log book of;
a ship-of-war, of which his brother was the !
captain. He opened it, and read an entry j
of the latitude and longitude, as well as of
the day and hour, to which was added, 'cur ;
captain died." The company endeavored to
com'ort hint, by laying a wager that the
dream would be fa.sified by the event, and 1
a memorandum was made in writing of what
he had stated, which was aft or wards con
firmed in every particular." We aslo in
troduce the following letter of the Hon.
W iliiam felbot, of Alton, to the same effect:
"In the year 1768 my father, Matthew
Talbot, of Castle Talbot, county Wexford,
was much surprised at the recurrence; of a
dream three several times during the same
night, which caused him to repeat the whole
circumstance tn bis wife the next morning.
He dreamed that he had arisen as uua',
and descended to his library, the morning
being hazy. He then seated himself at his
a-cretoire to write, when, happening to look
up a long avenue of trees oppo.-ite the win
dows, he perceived a man in a blue jacket,
mounted on a white horse, coming toward
the house. My father arose and opened
the windows; the man advanced, presented
him with a roll of papers, and told him
they were invoices of a vessel which had
been wrecked, and had drifted in during the
night on his son in-law's (Lord Mount
Morris') estate close by, and signed '"Bell
& Stepheuson." My father's attention was
only called to the dream from its frequent
occurrence; bat when he found himself
seated at his desk on the misty morning,
and beheld the identical person whom he
had seen in his dreams, in the blue coat,
riding on a gray horse, he felt surprised,
and opening the window, waited the man's
approach. He immediately rode up, and
drawing from his pocket a packet of papers,
gave them to my father, stating they were
invoices belonging to an American vessel
whieh had been wrecked, and drifted in
upon bis lordship's estate, and there was no
person on board to lay claim to the wreck,
but that the invoices were signed '"Bell 4
Stephenson," I assure vou, my dear sir,
that the above is un-st faithfully given, and
actually occurred; but it is not more ex
traordinary than ether examples of the pro
phetic powers of the mind or soul in sleep
which I have frequently heard related."
Here is another singular instance related
by Dr. Blanchard Fosgate, of Auburn:
"Many years ago," l.e says, "when our
family re-ided on the banks of the Mohawk,
long before the thunder of the steam water
paddle echoed along the shores of the Hud
son, or the shrill whistle of the locomotive
startled the silence of the glen and moun
tain; when the river in the summer was
cro.-sed by ford or ferry, and in winter upon
the often treacherous ice; early in the
spring, before the riv r had broken up, my
father on the eve of departure for New
York, dreamed that he was in an ice house,
striving to get out by climbing up its slip
pery contents. The dream was barely re
lated and forgotten. The succeeding day,
on horseback, he commenced his journey,
and was obliged to cross the river. The ice,
by evaporation, having 10-t much of its
strength, he was precipitated into the
stream tielow. Timely assistance, however,
rescued him from the impending danger,
but the accident and the dream were ever
after couoled in his memory. This dream
<* the resnltol oipntal association during
!eep. and was perfectly natural under the
circumstances, but nevertheless a premoni
tion of danger. Had it aroused the reflec
live powers when awake as strongly as it did
duriug sleep, the accident would probably
have been avoided. It is curious to observe
also how thoughts of the waking hours may
bo prolonged and modified in sleep. Dr.
Fo-gate says, in a work on sleep: "Not
<ing since I was examining the Croton water
works in New York city, iocluding some
pits which were open in the streets when
the great iton tubes were exposed. On fall
ing a-leep, I dreamed that in passing one
of the pits I jumped down upon a tube
about three inches in diameter, for the pur
pose of inspecting the work more minutely;
but when in this position, on easting my
eyes belnw' an awful c-hasm presented itself,
crossed in various directions by huge iron
water tubes, but the bottom was invisible.
However, the depth was seventy feet. In
what way this information was imparted is
indistinct, but such appeared the awful
depth under my slippery footing I could
fairly reach the surface above, but could lav
hold of nothing, and therefore attempted to
leap to the top. I failed, and in falling
•odged upon the place just left. This fall
will never be forgotten, so long as excess in
fright commingled with horror, can leave
an impression on my mind. I then
thought to cry for help, but dared not
le>t mv feet should slip and precipitate me
down she dark chasm beneath. After re
fleeting long upon my perilous situation, I
commenced feeling around the platform
surrounding the top, and finally succeeded
in fastening my fingers in a crevice between
the planks, by which means I drew myself
up. The dream ordinarily would have
• uded here, but my mind now turned upon
the subject which had occupied my attention
the preceding evening until a late hour. 1
hought in my dreams that what had just
■ranspired was a prophetic dream, and to
what it might point my reflections were di
rected, as to what would be the best course
to elude the impending danger. During
these reflections I awoke excessively ex
hausted. In this instance, in a dream, I
dreamed that 1 was dreaming. It was a
singular mental phenomenon, and of rare
occurrence, but not alone on record.
CHARGING THE JURY.—A Dutch judge !
io the Western country presided at a trail
for murder, and Ton rising to deliver the
charge, observed that the prisoner wa*
playing chequers with his cusstodian, while
the foreman of the jury was fast asleep. De
plenishing the ample judical chair with his
broadcast person, he thus addressed the
jury : 'Mister voreman and t'oder jurymans,
der brisoner, Hans Vickter, is finished his
game u.it der Sheriff, and has peat him,
but I shall dake care he don't peat me,
Hans has been tried for murder before you,
and you must pring in der vardick, but it
must be cording to der law. De man ain't
kilt at all. as was proved he was in jail for
sheep stealing. But dat ish no madder.
Der law says vender ish a tou't you give
'em to der brisoner, but der ish no tou't—
so you see der brisoner ish guilty. Pcrsides.
he ish a great loafer, I haf kno'd bitn vivty
year, and he hasn't tone a atitch of work in
all dat dimes, and der is no one depending
upon him for deir livin', and he is no use
to no boty. 1 dink it would be a good plans
to hang (or the example. I dink Mr. Fore
i man's, dat he better be hung next fourt'
: of July, as der militia ish going to drain io
anoder county, and dere 'll be DO fun goin'
I on here.'
MEN' often go into business as though
they had the most implicit faith that God
! in some way would prosper laziness.
VOL. 12: XO 40.
FOILED BY A WOMAN.
"Madame, it is my duty to arrest you ?"
"You dare not!"
The lips were white with passion rather
than fear, and the lady stood before me like
a lione.-s at bay. Even then I could not
help but note the splendid beauty of this
grand lady. Tall and slender, eyes black
and flashing; almost lurid now, the specta
cle she presented, standing there in the
middle of the apartment, was more the
appearanec of a queen than a haunted crirui
"I must," I replied; "I do not doubt
your innocence. Looking into your face,
it is strange ihat any one could couple it
with guilr; but lam constrained to do my
duty; Madame, however inimical it may be
to my feelings."
"Will you allow me to change my dre6s?"
she said, in a tone almost pleasant. The
hard lines around her mouth had relaxed,
and tie passionate glow on the face gave way
to a pleasant smile.
"Certainly, I will wait for you here."
"I wish also to send a message for a
friend ; will you permit bins to pass ?"
This was my first interview with Eugenia
C'ornille. I had seen her here for months,
the leader of our gayest and most fashiona
ble society. In her splendid mansion she
dispensed with the most profuse and ele
A Spanish Lady—a widow she had repre
sented herself, and had been a resident here
almost a year. No one ever suspected hei
of being aught than what she seemed, until
one day I was otdered to arrest her as a
It was now alleged, said Mr. F., that this
lieauty was no other than the woman who
had poisoned her husband in Havana, and
tied with all his wealth. An immense re
ward was offered lor her apprehension, and
the circumstances that had come to our
knowledge pointed her out beyond all doubt
as the person we were in search of. Yet
the person who recognized her the evening
before at the theatre advised us to be care
ful lest she should escape us. I laughed at
the idea. Mr. I. and myself were surely
sufficient to arrest a lady. We were old
enough in the wavs of cunning to defeat au>
ruch attempt. When the lady left me I
stepped to the window, and said to Mr. L,
who was waiting at the door:
"The lady desires to send a messenger for
a friend; suffer him to pass."
Almost at the same instant, the door o'
the apartment opened, and a youth, appa
rently a mulatto boy, came out and passed
hurriedly through the room into the hall,
and from thence into the street. It was, n>
doubt, the messenger, I thought, and I
picked up a book and commenced reading.
Nearly an hoar passed, and still the lady
lid not make her appearance, nor did thi
boy return. The friend she sent for must
live at some distance, I thought, or the lad>
is unusually careful about her toilet, and so
another hour went by. At last I grew irn
P*ftpnt. IrTtftckrftt] at tla© door.
"Madame, I can wait no longer."
There was no reply. I knocked repeat
y, and at last determined to force an en
< ranee. Strange fears harrassed me. I be
gan to suspect, I know not what. It took
but a moment to drive in the door, and.
iince in the room, the mystery was revealed.
The robes of the lady lay upon the floor ;
scattered over the floor were suits of boys'
wearing apparel, similar to that worn by the
mulatto boy. On the table was a cosmetic
that would stain the skin to a light delicate
brown. I was foiled, for a surety. The
lady escaped in the disguise of the messen
ger. I should have detected the ruse; I
t'elt humiliated, and determined to redress
my error. I knew she would not remain in
the city an instant longer than she could get
away. I hurried to her bankers, but found
that she had drawn the amount due her an
"Who presented the check ?" I asked of
"A mulatto boy. It was made payable
There was yet a chance. The French
steamer left within an hour. It was possi
ble she would seek that means of escape.
I jumped in a cab and arrived there ten
minutes before she left the wharf—just in
time to assist an aged, decrepit gentleman
into the cabin. There were a few passen
gers ; none of them answered the description
of the person I sought. I stood on the
wharf watching the receding vessel until it
disappeared. I was in the act of turning
away when a hackman approached me with
"Mr. F., did you see that old man on
board ? lie had a long white beard, and
hair that fell on his shoulders."
"Well, there's something curious about
"Why, sir, when he got into my carriage
be was a mulatto boy, and when he got out
he was an old man !"
I will not repeat the expression I used
then—it was neither reflned nor polite, for
I knew the vessel would be far out to sea
bfore she could be overtaken. I was foiled
by a woman. Nor could I help rejoicing,
now that the chase was over, that she bad
Innocent or guilty, there was a charm
abtui larnne could resist. Th -pe'ndor
of her wondrous beauty affected all who ap
proaehed her. It lingers in my memory
yet, and I could not have the sin of her
blood upon my conscience.
THE LITTLE ONES.—DO you ever think
what work a child does in a day ? How,
from sunrise to sunset, the dear little feet
patter around —to us —so aimlessly ; climb
ing op here, kneeling down there, running
to another place, but never still, twisting and
turning, rolling and reaching, and doubling,
as if testing every bone and muscle for their
future uses. It is very curious to watch it.
One who does so may well and easily under
stand the deep breaihiDg of the little sleep
er, as, with one arm tossed over its curly
head, it prepares for next days gymnastics.
A busy creature is a little child.
"Sir: BBS," said one of his debtors, isn't
it about time you paid me that little bill?
"My dear sir," was the consoling reply, it
is not a question of time, it is a question of
A pupil in declamation, having keen told
to gesticulate accordding to the sense, in
commencing a piece with "The comet lifts
its fiery tail," innooentiy lifted iho tail of
his coat, and looked aroand for applause.
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JOHN X.UTZ, tIEDKOBr. Pa.
D;t-k stood looking iu the window of a
gift store. He ought to have been io hie
place at the office a half an hour before, but
he utayed over night with Phil Barney, and
over slept himself.
"I might as well be hnng for a sheep as a
iamb, thought he; "I'm late anyhow, and
I II take a peep in here and finish roy cigar.
If I should buy any of these gift-things, I
shouldn't get a decent prize. I never had
any luck in my life. Some folks are always
in lack. There is Tom Porter. He has Dot
been on the street any longer than I have,
and bis salary i raised, and he has one
hundred dollars in the savings' bank. It's
ioo bud. I've a good mind to go out West,
where wages are better and board cheap."
Just then, to use Pick's language, "as
b,d luck would have it," his 4 Uncle Rich
ard. for whom he was named and whose
good-will he particularly valued, drove up
in a carriage, to call on an architect whose
office was over the gift-store.
"What are you doing here, Dick, at half
after nine in the morning? Throw away
that cigar; get in iny carriage, and I'll
take you to the office. I want to talk with
The architect was our, and Uncle Rich
ird'e feet, that had been in active use sixty
two year-% carried hitu up and down the
-tairs and back tc- his scat about as soon as
his eighteen year old nephew could walk
from the window to the carriage.
"What does the savage old fellow want of
me? Thi- is iu.-t a piece of my bad luck,"
; -bought Dick.
Uncle Richard got in, and repeated his
qne-tion. "Why ain't vou at your office?
At your age I began my work at six o'clock
- filling lamps ad sweeping the store.
Vou have one of the best places in town,
and I'm afraid you'll lose it if you hang
around mornings in this style. Dick if you
were not my only sister's orphan son, I'd
wipe my hands of you."
"It would be just my hide, uncle if you
"Nonsense ! Dick, don't use that word to
tie. It is a word of the devil's coining.
There is no such thing as luck.
"You call me a lucky man, do you?"
-aid Uocle Richard.
Dick nodded his head.
"Well I didn't sleep nights with idle fel
lows like l'hil Barney. I worked to learn
the business, and make myself necessary to
my employers, so that they would have to
take me into partnership when I became a
uian—not with my eye on the clock and
hand on my cap ready to rush for home. I
wore pants a little too short for me, and
coat-sleevcs that would not cover my wrists,
and coarse boots, till I could honestly pay
for better ones. I walked when I wanted
to ride, worked wben I wanted to play,
fasted when I wanted to eat, held my tODgne
when I wanted to make pert replies, got up
when I wanted to lie abed, and went to bed
'ffhon X wwntod to oik up j Mid, to CO}* all, X
never felt too old to obey my mother's
wishes. The devil soon got tired hanging
around me whispering about good luck. I
laughed in bis face, and now have the re
ward ofa life of honest, active labor, through
"Dick, what are you going to do?"
"Uncle, sometimes I thing I'll go to Chi
cago or California, where so many young
"You'll make a beggar or a thief if you
do. The West is overrun now with silly
fellows that are in search of luck. The men
who succeed out there, work just as I have
done. Your luck lies in your feet and bands
and head- Listen to me, Dick. Don't run
after luck. It is a device of the devil to
lead young men into fatal pitfalls, gambling
dens, and jails."
Just then the carriage stopped. Tom
Porter hurried by on his way to the bank,
too busy to see Dick or any one.
"Look at Tom Pot-tor, Diet. Instead of
hanging around a gift-store window in the
middle of the morning, sponging cigars, and
dreaming about good luck, he is hard at
work learning business, and gaining the es
teem of his employers.
"Never say lcck to me again, Dick, as
long as you live."— American Mcftengcr.
UOU TO BREATHE.
The action ofreopiration should never be
carried on through the moutb. "God
breathed iDto man's nostrils the breath of
life." The correctness of the inspire! writ
er of old is fully sustaiDtd by modern
physiology. The mischievous habit of car
rying on the action of respiration through
the mouth instead of through the nose, is
the real origin of almost all the disease of
the throat and lungs, and even consump
tion itself. Medical writers tell us that the
excessive prespiration to which some are
liable in their sleep, and which is so weaken
ing to the system, is mainly the result of
sleeping with the mouth open. Whether
you walk, sit, read, or write or sleep keep
your mouth closed, except when engaged
in conversation or necessary vocal reading.
The phylosophy is this: The velocity of
the blood through the body, and the heat
of the body itself, depends mainly upon the
quantity of atmosphere air taken into the
lungs. Nature measures that qumtity by
the nostrils, not bv the mouth. When the
mouth is employed the measure is too great;
but just sufficient when the nostrils are
used. An excess of air overheats the body
while its passage through the mouth other
wise injuriously affects the throat. Tie
habits of children, in this tespcct should be
carefully watched and regulated. Open
mouths produce a vacant and unseemingly
appearance and may be regarded as a very
sure precutsor of habitual colds and tore
A LADY at sea ; full of apprehensions in
a gale of wind, cried out, among other pret
ty exclamations, we shall go to the bottom!
Mercy on us, how my head swime!
Zounds, madam, never fear, said one of the
sailors, you can never go to the bottom while
your head swims!
AN old lady being asked what she
thought of the doctrine of "total depravi
ty,'" replied that she thought it a very good
doctrine ii* the men would live up to it.
Tub mere lapse of years is not life.
Knowledge, truth, love, beauty, goodness,
faith, alone can give vitality to the mechan
ism of existence.
AN Omaha girl fired one shot at a fellow
with a revolver, and told him she had five
more left, He warned ' s