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ATTORNEYS AT LAW.
yY c.H 0L A HAN,
Jan. 28, '7O-tf
ALEX. KING, .in.,
A TTQRNEY-A T-LA W.
All business entrusted to bis eare will receive
prompt and careful attention Office three doors
-outli of the Court House, lately occupied by J.
W. Dicktrson. nov2B
ATTORNEYS AT LAW, axoroni), PA.
Have formed a partnership in the practice of j
the Law, in new brick building near the Lutheran
Church. [April 1, 1869-tf j
JYJ. A. POINTH,
ATTORNEY AT LAW, BEDFORD, PA. J
Respectfully tenders his professional services
to the pnblic. Office in the I.VQOI nEßuilding,
promptly made. [April,l'69-tf.
ESPY' M. ALSTP,
ATTORNEY AT LAW, BEDFORD, PA.,
Will faithfully and promptly attend to ali busi
ness entrusted to his care in Bedford andadjoin
ng counties. Military claims, Pensions, back
pay. Bounty, Ac. speedily collected. Office with
Mann & Spang, on Juliana street, 2 doors south .
of the Slengel House. apl 1, 1869.—tf.
ATTORNEY AT LAW,
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Office on Juliana street, one door South of the \
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SHARPE A KERR,
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B. F. HARRY,
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Office an 1 residence on Pitt Street, in the building
formerly occupied by Dr. J. 11. Hofius. [Ap'l 1,69.
11 WOODBEP.RY, PA.,
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OF THE PEACE,
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PITT STREET, TWO DOORS WEST OP THE BED
FORD HOTEL, BEIPORD, PA.
WATCHMAKER AND DEALER IN JEWEL-
P.Y. SPECTACLES. AC.
lie keeps on hand a stock of fine Gold and Sil
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f) W. C ROUSE, " ~
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fc Co.'s Store, Bedford, Pa., is now prepared
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in his line will do well to give him a call.
Bedford April I. '69..
/l N. HICKOK,
>z- v DENTIST.
Office at the old stand in
BANK Ben DING, Juliana at., BEDFORD.
All operations pertaining to
Surgical and Mechanica I Dentistry
performed with care and
An.eethetice administered, when desired. Ar
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As I am detei mined to do a CASH BUSINESS
or none, I have reduced the prices for Artificial
Ti-eth of the various kinds, 20 per cent., ar.d of
Gold fillings S3 per cent. This reduction will He
made only to strictly Cash Patients, and all such
will receive prompt attention. 7feb6B
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Jan. 7, "70.
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tome. Address, J. MORRISON, j
31julytf Huntingdon, Pa.
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INCOME TAX.—Mr. Kellogg, of Connecti
cut, has introduced a bill in the H.'Uae of
Represetatives, which was referred to the
Committee on Ways and Means, reducing
the income tax to be levied and paid upon
the gains, profits and income for the year
ending December 31, 1869, from five to
three per centum on the amount of each
person's income liable to said tax over and
above the sum of two thousand dollars,
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THE POPE SAYS HE IS INFALLIBLE.—The
Pope appears to be in advance of the peod
ing decision of the Conncil upon the ques
tion of Pontifical infallibility. According
to the Tablet his Holiness has, within the
last few days, approved and enriched with
indulgences a prayer for the Greek schis
matics, wherein the following words arc
worthy of note: "O Mary, Immaculate
V irgin, we beseech the to be pleased to en
treat the Divine Spirit in favor of our erring
brethren, that enlightened by hisquickening
grace, they may return to the Catholic
Church, under the infallible authority of its
chief Pa . tor. the Roman Pontiff\
THE FUNDING BILL.—It is said to be the
intention of the Senate Finance Committee
to press the consideration of the bill to fund
the public debt, and to debate it from day
to day uutil disposed of. Secretary Bout
well has iniormed members of both the
financial committees that if this bill becomes
a law, be has assurance of the most trust
worthy character, that he can fund five bun
dred millions of debt this year into a
five per cent. bond. He has received a tele
gram announcing that with exchange added
5-20s of '67 were par in Paris, and he be
lieves that there is quite a large amount of
European capital that will seek investment
in the new loan. He regards the Funding
bill as the most important to the Govern
ment of any other measure now pending.
A GENTLEMAN in Michigan, who lately
visited their State penitentiary, reports fifty
murderers in the male department, nad
about thirty in the female department. On
these tremendous facts he makes the fol
"We hang nobody—and say what you
will, Michigan is a murdering State. It has
less of foreign population than any Western
State. Its people are of New Eogland
origin, direct or second hand, as those of
Done other, but we shed more blood in a
decade than Massachusetts has shed, with
all her Celtic immigrants, since the adoption
of the National Constitution ! You may
tell the story that capital punishment docs
not lessen marder to the marines. If the
murderer is sure to hang—he will be scarce.
On that you may rely."
ON* the door of the old mosque iu Damas
cus, which was once a Christian church, but
for twelve centuries has ranked among the
holiest of the Mohammedan sanctuaries, are
inscribed these remarkable words :
' Thy kingdom, O Christ, is evorlasiiug, j
and thy dominion endureth throughout all
generations." Though the name of Christ
has been regularly blasphemed, and the dis
ciples of Christ regularly cursed for twelve
hundred years within it. the inscription has
nevertheless remained unimpaired by time
It was unknown during the long reign of'
Mohammedan intolerance; but when reli
gious liberty was partially restored, and the
missionaries were enabled to establish a
Christian church in that city, it was again j
brought to light, encouraging them in their
work of faith and labor of'love.
How STAMPS ARE TO BE CANCELED.—
Tbt Internal Revenue Bureau has directed
that after May, Ist, 187(1, all adhesive
stamps used upon instruments, documents,
wriiings, and papers, mentioned in Sched
ule B, of'the laternal Revenue Laws, sba'l
be canceled by the person affixing either by
wrung upon each and every stamp, in ink,
the initials of his name and the date, year, •
month and day upon which the same is at
tached or used, or by cutting and cancelling
the same bv a certain machine approved by ;
i ihe commissioner. This regulation has been i
made on account of the extensive frauds al i
leged to have been committed by washing, '
. restoring and using internal adhesive rev
: cnue stemps which have been canceled by
j the "ribbon stamp machine." The Com- !
1 raissioner orders that after May 1.-t, 1870, j
no other method of cancellation than that
- first mentioned above eball be recognized as
| legal or sufficient.
MORE CABLE SCHEMES. —Exclusive of
i the two Atlantic cubic companies, not less
j than teu submarine telegraph schemes,
with a capital of $35,000,000, have been
; promoted or completed within a few months,
i The capital of the British Indian subma j
rine tel-graph from Suez to Aden and j
Bombay is alone put down at 19,000,000; t
the Falmouth, Malta and Gibraltar line at
$3,91)0,000; the We-t India and Panama line
at $3,3oO.OOO; the British Indian extension
from Ceylon to Singapore at $2,500 GOO;
I the China submarine telegraph at $4,900,-
000: the China and Japan extension the
Great Noithern Telegraph at $3 500,000;
and the Panama aud South Pacific at SI, 1
900,000. —This wnndrful activity is exciting
sotue alarm lest the work bo overdone, and
the London Economist advises quiet people
not to meddle with cable companies.
GENERAL APPROPRIATION BILL.— The
following are some of the leading features
of the General Appropriation bili:
Common Schools $750,000
State Normal School, 6th district 10,000
Judges Supreme Court 32,500
District Court and Com. Pleas,
Judges, Philadelphia 35.000
! Do. Allegheny 25,000
| Judge Pear.-nn, Dauphin couDty. S,(XX)
I Judges in Commonwealth 150,000
i Associate d" 50,000
1 Interest on Funded debt 1,800,000
j Public Printing 25.000
j legislative expense- 2(X),000
i Penn'a. Institution, Deaf and
Dumh, ($250 for each pupil).., 40,(XX)
Pi nn. Blind Asylum 30.000
j Harrisburg Lunatic Asylum 20,000
I Harrisburg Lunatic Asylnui iur
t proveinents 50,000
j M'-dia Training School 20,(XX)
! Philadelphia House of Refuge... 30,tKX)
Western Houre of Refuge 30.000
I Northern Home 10 (XX)
. Erie Murine Hospital 20,(XX)
j Military Claims S,(XX)
j Home lor Little Wanderers S,(XX)
; Chaplain of the House 300
| Chaplain of the Semite 3(X)
j En-tern Penitentiary 20,000
j Western Penitentiary 22,(XX)
\\ nsP-ru Penitentiary improve
< mem s 20,000
i Northern Insane Hospital 150,QU0
: Salaiy of Gen. Agent and expens
es of Board of Public Charities. 5.000
, State Hiwotian's Department.... 6,000
Eastern Experimental Farm...... 5,000
IVnn. Widow's Asylum 5,0U0
j Heme for Destitute Coloied Chi1dren.............
dren............. .. 1.000
I Provision is also made for de titufe aol
[ dicrs' orphans.
BEDFORD, PA., FRIDAY. MARCH 4- 5551
BT W. J. W.
I made a man of snow and I set him in the
Of a warm meridian sun,
And he really looked quite trim for I'd fash
ioned well each limb,
And I thought my work well done.
But when the day was spent, and to see my
man I went,
He did'nt look so gay,
For beneath that glowing sun, my man bad
For he'd melted quite away.
I built a "castle in the air" most elegant and
Whose turrets reached the skies,
And its chambers did unfold such a mass of
That it dazzled quite my eyes,
And so much it did me please that I thought
I'd lake my ease
When such treasure I had found,
But ere I was aware my castle so elegant and
Had tumbled to the ground.
I went unto the strand and I built a dam of
In a tiver'g bed quite dry,
And foolishly did dream that it would stay the
When the waves were running high,
But when the freshet came, my effort proved
quite lame ;
My dam was washed away,
And not a single trace could I find about the
Where its foundation lay.
My house on fire caught and a remedy I
To stay the eager flame,
But how noful the mistake I then and there
I tell it to my shame,
For the tote that I cast on in a moment was
From my bewildered gaze :
For the fij-e fiercer grew as on the same 1
And higher went the blaze.
Once I had a friend on whom I did depend;
He was generous and kind,
And I never had a thought that his lore would
come to nought—
To him was I so blind ;
But the sunshine came and trail and my faith
I did repent
I thought it could not be
When adverse triads did blow; wheu my
hopes were lain low,
Ob ! where, alas, was he?
He who trusts in friends on a broken reed '
For they will melt away,
And the castles that we build with evanes
Will crumble to decay.
Vain as a dam of sand or a flimsy hempen
When wave and flame are high.
Oh ! how sad to feel that life is so unreal,
And we are left to sigh !
HUM IS POISON.
It will rob the bead of sense,
It will rob the purse of pence,
It will rob the mouth of food,
And tbe soul of heavenly good.
It will sear the tender heart ;
Make the young from good depart:
Change tbe honest into knaves ;
Dig for sots untimely graves.
CAUGHT IN HIS OWN TKAP.
"She's lich eh! TheD, by Jove I'll
enter the lists, and win her if I can!"
The two young men were leaning over
the garden fence, slowly breathing out the
blue wreathed fragrance of their cigars, and
watching the young tnoon, whose golden
rim rested almost upon the edge of the west
"Worth a hundred thousand, they say,
at least," said Henry Emmons; "but then,
my dear fellow, she is forty and as plain as
"I don't care if she were ninety, and had
a hump on her back enthusiastically re
sponded Herbert Lynn. "I shall see her
only through the golden glimmer of her
wealth. A rich wife has always been my
aim—and now, opportunity befriends me."
"And how about blue eyed little Abby ?"
"Oh, confound Abby. Now don't look
j so indignant, Emmons, how could you ever
j suppose that 1 ever meant anything more
: than an amusing flirtation with Abby? It's
a fellow's business to make himself agreea
ble to every pretty girl that comes in hi 3
way, and nobody in their sober senses could
ever imagine that I, Herbert Lynn, meant
to throw myself away on a cherry-lipped
farmers daughter! I'm going for the
heirc.-s I tell you I"
Herbert Lynn drew his tall, finely model
led figure up as be spoke, and carressed his
golden browu mustache, with a sort of lazy,
scornful light in his eyes. He was very
handsome, and he knew it, this city-bred
Apollo, who had come cut into the country
to rest and recruit after his wearisome siege
Emmons looked at him with a curious
smile. "Lynn, you are the coolest fellow I
"Very probably. But I say, Harry what
briogs that fair feminine Maiden out here?"
"Oh, they say she is annoyed to death
with fortune hunters, and wants to pass as
a mere ordinary young lady here. It was
by the merest chance that I happened to
hear that Rebecca Lacy was the heiress to
the famous old estate of Licy of Thorndikc."
"Good !" said Lyno, with evident satisfac
tion, "then I shall have an opportunity of
playiDg the devoted and disinterested lover!
How astoni.-hed I shall be, when, amid her
soft blushes of yielding confusion, and—and
all that sort of thing you know—she tells
me that she will not come altogether por
tionless to nie 1"
Emmons da-bed his cigar down among
Abby Wallace's velvet blossomed sweet
"Lynn, what an unmitigated puppy yon
are! You never seem to dream for an in
stant of such 3 thing as a possible refusal!"
"Not mueh danger of that," said the
handsome Adonia, laughing. "You see,
Harry, I've always been one of the lucky
ones, and I don't think Dame Fortune will
desert n.e now ! When does she arrive?"
"To ui :iro v afternoon, by stage."
And the two young men talked on, while
Abby \\ allace, weeding her border of
china-asters, behind the high black thorn
hedge, he&id it all with a heart that seemed
turning to ice wi-bin her.
bo Herbert Lynn had only been making a
plaything of her, after all—a mere toy to
while away the tedium of those long, dull
summer days! And she had thought
But no matter. Abby would think so no
: more—she was effectually arroused now
from her delicious dreim of happiness—and
she crept away into the house with tearless
eyes and cheeks where the innocent roses
were blanched to deadly white.
"'I can be revenged yet—and I will be"
Abby murmered to herself.
Mißebecca Lacy arrived the next day,
according to programme, with a perfect
avalanche of trunks, carpet-bags, packing
boxes, and valises, an enthusiastic poodle, !
two eanaries and a screaming macaw.
She was not pretty—in fact, Mr. Lynn, |
though determined to view her through ac
atmophere of couleur de rose, could not'
di-guLe from himself the obtrusive fact •
that she was exceedingly plain.
Her Hair was of that, dull, lustreless
brown, which catches neither depth from
the shadow, nor golden shine from the sun- j
beini; her complexion was thick and muddy, ,
he' mouth wide and her teeth decaying and j
bal; while her nose, instead of stopping
shrrt at that piquant curve which is called
repousse, looked as if she had flattened its
extreme end against a pine-board !
Add to this a stont fignre, with round
shoulders, elephantine ankles, and no
visfcle waist, and you will have a pretty
correct idea of Miss Rebecca Lacy's tout
Bven Herbert Lynn was taken somewhat;
back at first.
"Venus and the Three Graces " be mut
tered to himself, '"the idea of passing one's
life by the side of such a Gorgon as that!"
But then he remembered his empty purse
and his expensive habits.
"Herbert, my dear boy," he apostro
phized himself, "don't make a donkey ol
yourself. Your age of sentimental softness
is Over —the main chance, my boy, is what
you have to look out for ! Just now it'syour
business to make love to Miss Rebecca La
cv, and you'd better be about it before some
one else cuts in. Abby takes my defection
very •well. What a plucky little creature
she is! I only wish it were she who had
the hundred thousand dollars tacked to her
apron strings 1"
So our mercenary-minded hero set him
self diligently to work, to be-iege the fort
ross of Miss Lacy's maiden heart.
If one wishes to make love, there is no
better spot on earth than a cosy old farm
house, overshadowed with apple trees, and
surrounded with pleasant walks—and Abby
Wallace, considerate little lassie that she
was, seemed to contrive every possible
method of throwing the lovers together.
Miss Rebecca started; she bad never been
courted so diligently before.
And, to tell the truth, it was dull work
for Herbert Lyun.
Intellectual diamonds do sometimes
sparkle beneath rough, uneut surfaces, but
this was not the case with Miss Rebecca
If she had not been an heiress, people
would have pronounced her a fool—and
Lyon was as quick to perceive her mental
deficiencies as if he had not been wooing
her after the most approved fashion.
"She is confounded stupid," he said con
filentially, to his friend Ktnmons, who only
"Look here, Abby," said Miss Rebecca,
one evening to the farmer's daughter,
"what is that fellow chasing me around for,
alt the time?"
"Why, Miss Rebecca, he's in love with
Miss Lacy started, then giggled.
"Dear me—it's very n ' ce ,0 have a lover
isn't it! And do you suppose he'll ask me
to marry him?''
"Of course be will!"
Mi>s Rebecca giggled again.
"I wonder what my neice will say? My
neice is coining nest week."
Which fact being duly transmitted to Mr.
Lynn, only made him hasten the campaign,
j "For of course, her relations will object—
I relations always do," argued Herbert, sage-
I ly. " The quicker one rushes matters
through, the better it will be!"
And that very afternoon he contrived to
lure Miss Rebecca forth into the tremulous
green shadows of a honey suckle arbor at
the foot of the garden.
"Sit down here, Rebecca Miss Lacy,'
lie murmured, taking her parasol from her.
"Aren't you afraid of spiders and cater
piilere? I am!" said the fair one, looking
I dubiously around her.
"And I think it's damp under foot—and
i I'm always subject to rheumatism in the
"Hear me one moment, dearest —tell me
that the frantic, adoring love of my nature
for thee, is returned! Rebecca, sweetest
dream of my life, uv heart is all thine own!"
Miss Lucy blushed—blushes were not he
coming to her, turning her complexion to a
dull mahogany color —and simpered—
"Do you mean that you want to marry
"Dearest, yes. Will you be mine!"
Miss Lacy capitulated at once, with a hys
teric giggle, and threw herself 011 Herbert
Lynn's shoulder, with an impetus that had
nearly destroyed his balance,
j "Then you love me, Rebecca?"
"I think you're the very nicest youug
man I ever saw!" murmured the confiding
fair one. "But oh! what will mv niece
What care we what she says, Rcbccca?
Are not our hearts our own?
"Ye-e-s—but then she's always telling
me what an old fuol I am, and—and—"
"Listen, my love," said Herbert, with a
sudden inspiration, let us put our fate be
yond the reach of any moddling hand."
i "I don't understand you," said Miss Lacy
j with a stupid stare.
"Yonder lies the parsonage, endowered
lin roses, a fit casket for love's vows—let us
walk quietly over there and be married!"
"Before my niece comes?" and Miss Re
becca caught greedily at the idea.
Herbert thought she had never looked so
! preter naturally uzly before, hut. after all.
! what did looks signify?
Perhaps he should be a handsome young
i widower ere many y eat shad elapsed!
"Come, then, tuy treasure," he murmur
j ed sentimentally.
An hour afterwards, Herbert Lynn, re
I turned to the quiet old farm house a mar
ried man, with bis wife leaning (no fairy
weight) upon liiaarm.
"We are just in timo—there are Becky's
trunks on the piazza now," shrieked Mrs.
Lynn, "and there's Becky herself."
The niece, a tall, pretty girl of eighteen,
glanced at the advancing couple in sur
"Why, aunt Rebecca, what doea this
Aunt Rebecca gave a nervous little titter.
"It—it means that I'm married to Mr.
Lynn. This is your Uncle, my dear!"
"And I assure you," added Herbert,
loftily," that all the efforts of designing rel
atives to interfere with onr happiness will
be treated with the scorn they deserve."
"Dear me," said the niece cooly, "nobody
has any desire to interfere, I can assure
you, sir. Of course, since Aunt Rebecca
has now a natural protector, 1 shall with
draw the allowance I have always made her,
"The allowance? I doubt whether I un
"Why," exclaimed the blushing bride,
"our Becky's a great heiress. Didn't you
know it? With more money than she can
tell what to do with; aud she's always
allowed me fifty dollars a month."
"Then you—you are not the rich Miss
Lacy?" dropped from Herbert's lips as be
stared stonily at his newly-made wife.
"I've got five hundred dollars of my own
in the Lewinsville Bank," said Mrs. Her
bert Lynn, in all the pride of conscious pos
Five hundred dollars of her own! Her
bert felt, with a sick thrill of despair, that
he had indeed sold his birth-right for a mess
"Yes," said Abby Wa'lace, with a mis
chievous smile dimpling her lips, "the fame
ol Miss Rebecca Lacy's wealth had preceded
her here, and neither Mr. Lynn, nor Mr.
Emmons, knew —in fact, no one knew, but
myself—that there were two Miss Rebecca
Lacyet 1 hope you ate not disappointed.
Young womanhood —the sweet moon on
the horizon's verge—a thought matured,
but uot uttered—a conception warm and
glowing not embodied—the rich halo which
predicts the rising sun—the rosy down that
bespeaks the ripening peach—a flower—
A flower which is not qcite a flower,
Yet is no more a bud.
Young womanhood —a moving mass of
undeveloped beauty, well supplied with
tongue—a thing composed of powder, hoop*
and flounces, to be by torn pitied, loved and
flattered—a puff of vanity, void of solid sub
stance, and calculated to deceive —a pigeon—
A pigeon which is not quite a pigeon,
Yet 'twill not do to call a squab.
We mutt have a finger in the pie if we
get it burned for our impudence.
Young womanhood —a proof sheet with
but one error —a ginger-cake not quite done,
but will do to take along if a fellow has no
time to wait—milk and peaches that lack a
little sugar—a five-franc piece that will an
swer for a dollar rather than take a ragged
A strawberry that is not ripe,
Yet is no longer green.
Young womanhood—a thing of beauty—
an abject that leads man to virtue, yet lures
him to vice—is worthy of the highest praise,
yet often deserves censure—a strange com
pound of good and bad—young womau
A dream which is not all a dream,
And not quite reality.
Young womanhood—an inviting, beauti
fully bound book in muslin and gilt, yet half
bound and guiltless, just ready to enter Hy
men's bindery. An opening volume, yet
unread and unreadable beyong the title page
and preface. A volume of poetry, and yet
Within this awful volume lies
The mystery of mysteries.
Yet when a youth such paius we took,
We think we know her "like a book."
The Conservative will hazard a word upon
this interesting subject—it appearing to be
a privileged one—at the risk of having a
Young womanhood—"a thing of beauty,"
jet far from being "a joy forever. Fresh
us the morn, and at the same time, if possi
ble, more evanescent. W itb voice as sweet
as lovers' tongues, and lar more deceptive.
A doubtful kind of merchantable commodity,
so perishable that it is often lost before an
acceptable bid is offered. Hardly worth the
value set upon it.
Yet were it as far
As that vast shore washed with the farthest
Men would adveuture for such merchandise.
We will risk our few remaining hairs in
the good cause: Young womanhood—a
lucious and juicy orange, which peels beau
ufully, and which, the sweeter and more
golden it is, tbe better it is relished. An
unbroken bill, tbe luxury of spending which
is yet in store for the lortuoate possesser.
While our hearts can feel or lips can speak,
Our words shall fail not, though our wordß
are weak —
Weak to express what bends each nolue soul
lu mild submission to its sweet control;
Which smooths each wrinkle from the brow
And sets eternal youth in beauty there?
—which refers to the love of the aforesaid
youug woman.— Cincinnati Times.
INFLUENCE. —A man cannot sin without
having the influence, and ia some sense,
the punishment ol his sin fall upon others.
Thus a man cannot indulge in the use of
strong drinks without having sad conse
quense rest fearfully upon many helpless
and innocent dependents. Tbe bitter crime
and treason of a few have brought indes
cribable and innumerable disasters upon
all tbe inhabitants of a great and once pros
perous nation. Under the moral govern
ment of God, the results of moral action are
not limited to the agents of those actions.
| Ttiey spread and spread, and when a wrong
act is committed there is no such thing as
determining where its influence will stop,
i Wicked men do not slop and think what
j trains they are btarting, and what conse
quences will follow their rash and foolhardy
couduct. Drop a bottle in the sea and you
do uot know to what shore the unseen cur
rents of the deep will drift it Utter tbe
feeblest word and you cannot tell over what
hearts it may breatho, and into what fopms
it will crystalize and live forever.
VOL. 43: \Q 9.
COIN! UK GASPARIN ON FEMALE
While so many of our thoughtless or light
brained American writers and speakers are
rendering themselves ridiculous in the esti
mation of cool-headed thinkers of both
sexes, it is not amiss to preseot them with
the views expressed by the eminent scholar
and philosopher. Count De Gasparin, on
their favorite "hobby," female suffrage. A
j close reasoner, always arguing from cause
and effect, he has given a forcible to
: the public iu VEyalile on this vef-y subject,
and on whose train of analysis and conclu
sion cannot be gainsayed by the most ardent
supporter of the cause. As an elector, be
claims that woman would "fill her role as
mother equa'ly ill with that of wife," both
to be lost ultimately "in the whirl of poli
tics." There are few persons, male or fe
male, who will not agree with Gasparin in
this deduction. Io proof of bis argument,
he saj s:
"In the first place, public life claims time.
Those who invite woman to become a man
really only wish it to a minimum extent.
Unfortunately, logic has its inexorabilities.
One is man or one is not. One enters pub
lie life or one does not; it is a question of
raking up or letting alone. The women
who embark in public affairs must devote a
portion of their lives to reading the jour
nals, studying public and political opinion,
assisting at public meetings and following
parliamentary discussions. * * * *yy e
should fee women's clubs, salon* of political
women, and journals written by women,
(very well written, I doubt not.) We should
have to stand by the comin'g of the female
man [ftmmchomme,) inferior both to the
woman and to the man who would have re
nounced all grace and not have exchanged
it for strength. Think of women delivered
over to the press reports, to the insolent
caricature. Traiued to the contest, giving
and taking hard Li's, she would soon loose
tbe charm of softness and modesty, which
are at once a charm aod a defense. I know
well what the family would lose. I wish
to be informed what politics would gain.
Would there be less intrigue, fewer passions,
less prejudice, fewer personal questions
Laking the place of questions of principal?
* * * Woman is superior and influen
tial only on condition that she is a true wo
man. Take from her neither her silent ac
tion nor her noble domestic empire, which
includes her household, her children, her
husband, too, and in addition to these the
rick and the indigent. The political wo
man, the blue-stocking, the woman who has
exchanged the family for the public; stands
already before us in the road on which we
are urged, as a warning and scare crow.
There is a nut shell in the whole truth
about this woman's suffrage question. Only
a limited number of the sex in this country,
or in England, ask the right to vote. This
whole matter has arrived at a stage which
presents us with a condition of affairs so dis
tasteful that even the critics have of late
refused fo waste ink and papar upon its
absurdities and revolting scenic effects.
Count de Gasparin is right in his logic, and
the women of America and England, who
are'not ' beside themselves," will thank him
for the many words he has written in their
NEVER (JIVE UP.
In most cases, the wise and good men
will com e down, but never give up. The
heroic thing to say is this: "Things are bad,
but they may be worse, and with God's
blessing I will try to make them better."
Who does not know that by resolute adbe
rence to this principle many battles have
been won after they have been lost? l>ou't
the French say that the English have con
quered on many fields because they did not
know when they had been beaten; in short,
because they would never give up?
Pluck is a great quality. Let us respect
it everywhere; at least whenever enlisted
on the side of right. Ugly is the bull dog,
and indeed, blackguard looking; but I ad
mire one thing about it—it will never give
up. And splendid success has often come
at length to the man who fought on through
failure, hoping against hope. Mr. Disraeli
might well have given up after his first
speech in the House of Commons; many
men would never have opened their lips
there again. I declare, I feel something
sublime in that defiant, "The day will come
when you will be glad to hear me," when
we read it by the light of eventa. Of course,
only extraordinary success could justify the
words. Tbey might have been the vapor
ing of a conceited fool.
Galileo, compelled to appear to come
down, did not give up. Still, it moves.
The great Nonconformist preacher, Robert
Hall, broke down in his first attempt to
preach, but he did not give up. Mr. Ten
nyson might have given up, bad he been
disheartened by the sharp reviews of his
earliest volnme. George Stephenson might
also have given up when his railroad and
his locomotive were laughed out of the Par
liament committee. Mr. Thackeray might
have given up when the publishers refused
to have anything to do with Vanity Fair.
The first articles of men who have become
the most successful periodical writers have
been consigned to the Balaam box. Possi
bly this was in some measure the cause of
tbeir success. It taught them to take more
pains. It was a taking down. It showed
them that their task was not easy; if they
would succeed, they must do their very best.
And if they had stamina to tesolve that,
though taken down, they would not give up,
the disappointment was an excellent disci
pline. I have known students at College,
whose success in carrying off honors was un
exampled, who in the first one or two com
petitions were ignominiously beaten. Some
would have given up. They only came
down; they went at their work with a will,
and never were beaten more.— Countiy Par
UNMABBIED WOMEN.—"I am not afraid
to live alone," said a noble woman, but
I dare not marry unworthily.
Is there no heroism here? 1 think that
to submit cheerfully to a single hie where
circumstances have been unkind, to choose
it from a high sense ot duty, or to accept it
for the sake of loyalty to a high ideal, is as
brave a thing as a woman can do. But, af- |
ter all, the woman who docs this, simply
1 demands to be let alone. She begs that you
! will not suppose her insensible to a stab be
| canse she does not cry out. She has her
! pride and her delicacy. She urges no claims
• upon admiration, but she has po conscious-
I ness of disgrace. — Lippincott,
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THE AXE in the BUNDLE of RODS.
The axe carried before the Roman con
suls was always bound up in a bundle of
rods. An old author tells us that "the rods
were tied up with knotted cords, and that
when an offender was condemned to be
punished, tbe executioner would uutic the
knots, one by one, and, meanwhile, the
magistrate would look the culprit in tbc
face, to observe any signs oi repentance,
and watch his words, to see if he could find
a motive for mercy; and thus justice went
to its work deliberately and without pas
sion." The axe was inclosed iu rods to
show that the extreme penalty was never
inflicted till milder means had failed: first
the rod, and the axe only as a terrible ne
Reader, if you ate unconverted, 1 beg you
to look at the symbol and learn a lesson
Tbc Lord is gracious and full of compassion
toward you. He has waited lo these years,
untying the knots very slowly, and seeing
whether you will, by His long suffering, be
led to repentance. Hitherto, few and fee
ble have been any tokens for good in you.
Beware! for mercy tarries not forever, and
justice will Dot long delay. The rods you
have already felt. Those burials of dear
ones were all rods to you. That fever, that
broken arm, that loss in business —all these
put together have been warnings to you,
which you cannot despise without commit
ting great sin. Many have been brought
to God by afflictions; but you, perhaps, have
been rather hardened than otherwise. See
to it, sinDer! For, when the rods have had
their turn, tbe axe must come io for its
work. Its edge Is sharp, and its blow is
terrible. He who wields it will cut through
soul and body, aud none can escape from
His wrath. You have found the rod to be
very dreadful, but what will the axe be?
Hell is not to be thought of without trem
bliog; but it will soon be your eternal dwel
ling place, unless you repent. Can you en
dure its endless torments ? Trembler, there
is hope! Jesus died. Jesus lives. Trust
io bim who stood in the sinner's place, and
you are saved. Oh, may the Holy Ghost
now, while you read, lead you to Jesus and
'o safety, for time flies like the weaver's
i shuttle, and the thread of life is soon snap
: ped. "To day, if ye will hear His voice,
harden not your hearts."— Spurgeon.
AMERICAN vs. ENGLISH LONGEV
Eog'ish travellers in the United Slates
have often deplored the degeoerac.7 of the
Anglo-Saxon stock on this side of the At
lantic. The body, they have said, loses in
-toutness, the lealurei grow narrow aud
pinched, and the vitality of the whole sys ■
tern is diminished. English editorß and
political economists have made many a ser
mon from this text, and have argued that
in two or three centuries the Anglo-Saxon
race in this country ni3y become extinct.
Eminent physicians among us have ac
cepted the truth of this statement, Oliver
Wendell Holmes among others, and have
attributed the change chiefly to climatic
influences, but in part also to social habits.
It might have been well, before investiga
ting the cause, to settle the facts. There
can be little doubt of a wide departure in
form and feature from the English type but
in the matter of health and longevity the
advantage is on our side. So, at least, sta
tistics prove, and there is no appeal from
The records of life insurance companies
furnish ample and satbfactory data for
comparison. The experience of twenty of
the most prominent English and Scotch
companies, compared with the combined
American experience, is as follows: Starring
with 10,000 lives at the age of ten the Ameri
can loss the first year is 75; the Eng. 79. At
age twenty, American loss is 72; English 56.
At age forty, American loss is 77; English
81. At age sixty, American loss is 155;
English 184. At age eighty, American loss
is 200; English 186.
Thus, at every period of life below eighty
years, with the single exception of the sec
ond decade, which is very fatal among us,
American vitality is superior to English.
As the mother-country has always prided
itself on tha robustness of its sons, it will
be hard to yield the palm to the so-called
degenerate Yankees. But "westward the
course of empire takes its way."
not* WE'SIIOCLD LIVE.
Everybody should live on the sunny side
of their house as much as possible, and al
low the sun's genial rays to penetrate the
rooms. Barkened parlors are fashionable
evils. True it is gloomy enough to be ush
ered into a tomb like apartment, where one
can scarcely grope his way to a seat and to
discover, when bis eyes become accustomed
to the dim light, that every chair and sofa
has on its linen "duster' apparently equip
ped for traveling to some unknown land,
but ladies must have their carpets kept
bright and frc -h, even if tbeir cheeks are
the paler for it! And so the shutters are
tightly closed, and the heavy curtains drawn.
But for the sake of health and beauty, la
dies, let this be done only in the "best par
lor," if it must be done at all. Let the
rooms where the family live be cheerfol and
sunny. No lady would expect ber house
plants to send out full, brilliant blossoms
unless she placed them at a window where
the sunshine would invigorate them. No
more should she expect her children to show
fresh, rosy complexions, or to develope "ge
nial dispositions, unless they live in light
sunny airy rooms.
A. J. K., NOW IN PAIUS, despairing of
finding a boot to fit his foot, goes to a new
shop every month. Lately with a fresh
recommendation he hunted up a new cord
wainer, where he inquired the price, and
had his measure taken. "You know Mr.
L. A. G., of Philadelphia, I suppose," said
Mr. K., as he prepared to go out. "Know
him! I should think I did,'" replied the
shoemaker, with spirit. "I gave him his
IT IS estimated that the transfer ofMeth
odist ministers each year costs in the aggre
gate ope million of dollars. Might it not
be wise to make no exchanges for a year or
two. and devote this money to charitable
and religious purposes?
OUR births and our deaths are but changes
in the great life we ire living- the life of
As irritable customer, who bargains much
but buys little, is productive oI counter-ir