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rofessiona[ Nusiness garbs.
T DE BURKHART, M. D., Physi
c; . clan and Surgeon, has located in Ituntingdon, and
tenders his services to this and neighboring community
Office on Railroad street, near the Depot. fe24-taev
TAR. A. B: BRUMBAUGH,
Having permanently located at Huntingdon, offers
his professional services to the community.
Mace, the same as that lately occupied by Dr. Laden
on 11111atreet. aplo,l 166
R. JOHN MeOULLOOII, offers his
professional services to the sitizens of Huntingdon
sus vicinity. 031. on Hill street. one dooreaet of Reed's
Drug Store. Aug. 28, '55.
10 ALLISON MILLER,
18 8110 ma
D E TIS T,
Hu resumed to the Brick Bow opposite the Ockort Home.
April 13, 1819.
DIiNTINr. %a •
Moe reword to Leieter•e New Building,
Nut street, Huntingdon.
P. W. JOHNSTON,
SURVEYOR & INSURANCE AGENT,
on Smith Street.
J A. POLLOCK, .
NIATEYOR&REAL ESTATE AGENT,
Will attend to Surveying to Ml Its brandies, and will
buy and 1.11 Baal. Nat►te in any part of the United diatom.
Nona for circular. dec29-tf
A C. CLARKE, AGENT,
° Wholesale ►nd Retail Dealer in all kinds of -
Opposite the Franklin House, In the Diamond.
amedryirads supplied. apl7'6B
T SYLV ANUS BLAIR,
ATTO.R.ATEY AT LA
(Meson MI street, three doors west of Smith. my 6'69
J. 2,11. LL riveara.
MUSSER & FLEMING,
Office second door east of Court house. Penslo ns and
other claims promptly collected. ma) , 26-6m*
J. Z. SUCPSON, 0.11. )3014111036.
SIMPSON & ARMITAGE,
ATTORNEYS AT LAW, ,
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Jan. 27, - 157.S.bni.'
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ATTORNEX AT LAW;
rjlhe name of this firm has been ehang
i. al from SCOTT & BROWN, to
SCOTT, BROWN &
under whichname ,they will hereaftor needed their
.• APTORMEWS AT LAW, HUNTLY(WON, PA.
_PENSIONS, and all claims of soldiers and soldiers' heirs
*visit the Government, will be promptly proeecuted.
May 17, 186..;-tf,
. 00 COLLECTION 0
,K. ALLEN LOVELL,
DisiriOt . :446rney, of Himiingdon. County,
. LICINTINODON, PA.
OfFiCit—lia the tooriihtelioccupled by R. M. Spoor.
P. M. Lytle & Milton S. Lytle,
ATTORNEYS AT LAW,
Have formed a partnership under the name and firm
P. DI. K. S. LYTLE, ,
And have removed to the office on the south side of
8111 street, fourth door west if Smith.
Thy will attend promptly to all kinds of legal bust.
Nam entrusted to their cart. ap7.tf.
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enema the most ample facilities for promptly executing in
she but style, every variety of Job Printing, each as
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Europe supplied at the usual rates.
Person. depositing Gold and Silver will receive the
in'same return with interest. The partners are individ
ually liable'for - all Deposits. Jr/2,181,8.0
Spring Arrivoj of Gent's Goods.
. , H. ROBLEY
Ilas reMoved to the roots OVerlobn Bare & Co'a Bank,
(Old Broad Top Corner.) i yhere be is prepa r ed to do all
kinds of work in big lino of business. He hes Just reedy
ad a full line of
TlMnithil for past patrona g e he Solicits; a pontioni t nce
et the same. The attention of the public is called his
wick '<if cloths,- &c.. which lto is prepared to tna4 e u p to
order to a fashionable, durable and workmanlike mappe r .
PTessa g ive me a call.
Hu n tin g do n , Pa., April 7th, up.
ViTHY dpret you go to Henry & Co.
add by your goods of every demeiption at the
very loweet mime, and nave the trouble of going from
IF to r e to store to get what you want. mehtt-tf
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BOURDON'S ik JOUVIN'S
Ladies and Gentlemen's Sizes,
The Tourist or Grant Hat
14/10MkTfa , iras
VIrEPRaIt OT NIMROD
CORNER OF Tur, DIAMOND,
SPRING AND SUMMER WEAR.
GEO. F.- MARSH,
Has removed to the second floor in Bead's New Build
ing, where he intends to keep constantly on band the
latest styles of
I.IIOOICAX, INGLIOR AND rococo
CLOTHS, CASSIMERES, AND VESTINGS.
CLOTHS, GAMIN ER Eri, AND VESTING&
CLOTHS, CASSIMERES, AND VESTING&
Being a practical workman of many years experience
he is prepared to make to order Clothing for men and
boys, and guarantee neat, durable and fashionable work
manship. Ile is determined to plesseeverybody.
/tar All are Invited to call ind examine my new
stock of beautiful patterns before purchasing elsewhere
Huntingdon, Me& 9
WM. B. ZEIGLER,
Alpacas, Poplins, Plaids, DeLainos, Lawns, Glingbams,
ints, flue Cambrics, Nueliva, Dealns., floe .I.lnen,
P cquas India Twills, &o.
A largo arsortrueut of
Ladies' Fashionable Dm Trimmings.
Bilk Fringes, Buttons, Bugles, Tel vet Ribbons, etc.
Furnishing Goods, ktockings, Moreno, Cotton, Wool, &c
Kid of all colors, Silk, Thread, Cotton, &c., of all stem,
and latest styles. Under garments of all kinds, for La.
dlea, Cent. and Children.
Table Linen, Muslin!, Napkins. Doylies, tic. Sheeting
and Shirting, Brown and Bleached, trout 8 cents up.
UVEEIA . T.T bC101:0.
A large stock of the latest atylet. A:large 'lock of
Notions, Zephyrs, Yarns, Ac. All cheaper thee the
irirltoona, opposite the First National Donk, looting
THE undersigned would respectfully
announce that, in connection with their TANNERY,
they have Jon opened • splendid assortment of
Consisting to part of
FRENCH CALF SKIN,
Together with a general msortment of
The trade!, Incited to call and examine our stock,
Store on lIILL street, two doors went of the rresbyte•
The highest price paid for HIDES and BARK.
0. H. MILLER £ SON.
Ifuutingdon, Oct. 28,1808
NEW LEATHER HOUSE.
THE FIRM OP LEAS & MoVITTY,
• ri.,;o leasati lila large livo story Leather House,
from James Naulty.
NO. 432, NOR'!! TIIIWO STREET, OfdILANELPHIA,
And Intend days a Endo and Lettarr 0001111881011 Dud
Their cone D. P. LEAS, and T. E. MoVITTY, are there,
and authorized to carry on the business for them—as
they are young men" at good mor t al obaraocor t and tine
business qualifications. They solicit the patronagelf
their brother Tanners in the county and elsewhere.
Afil-They still v. ill continue to keep a good assortment
of Spanish and Slaughter Solo Leather en hands, at thdir
Tannery, none Three Springs, 'Huntingdon County, Pa.
tuarfi•lf. LEAS .4. McVITTY.
WH. ROSgNSTEEL & SON,
)471UPACIURERI5 OF A 6110011100
Oak Slaughter Sole and pelting
NO Dania Plagtereee Hair, for Oak.
Pii'ljABil r PAWFOR. lIIDES AND HARICMENp,
W. W. IIOSENt.TESI,46BO:I,
14pleypi DepoS Ittpatitg49 County, Penes
HUNTINGDON, PA., WEDNESDAY, JULY 14. 1869.
NEW STORE IN HUNTINGDON.
JAMES A. BROWN has just opened
on the second floor of his brick building, where buyer.
will Undone of the largest and best assortments or
VENITIAN and SCOTCH HEMP
Also, COCOA and CANTON MAT
TINGS, and PLOPR OIL CLOTHS,
Ever offered In central Pennsylvania.
It Is well known that a merchant who deals entirely in
one fine of lewd, be) lug largely from manufacturers Is
enabled to give his customers advantages In prices and
assortment (in that line of goods) that are not to be found
In stores professing to do all kinds of business.
I shall elm therefore to make it the intereal of nll in
want of the above goods, to buy at thu regular Carpet
and 011 Cloth Store.
113.1 dealers can buy of me by the roll at wholesale
spl3'69 JAMES A. DROWN .
West Huntingdon Foundry.
PLOWS, THRESHING MACHINES,
FARM DELLS, BLED AND SLEIGH SOLES,
WAGON BOXES, IRON KETTLES,
For Furuoces, Forgz, , Gz i
AND JOB WORE IN GENERAL.
ARCHITECTURAL St ORNAMENTAL DEPARTSIBNT.
Iron Porticos and Verandaba,
Columns and Drop Ornament for wooden
ptartleos and verandahs, -
Window Lintels and Sills,
Cast Ornamoota for wooden lintels,
Cellar Window Guarde, all else.,
Chimney Tops and Plum,
Sash Weights, Carpet Stripa
Registers, Heaters, Coal Orate,,
Vault Castings for coal and wood cellars,
Arbors, Tree-boxes, Lampposts, Hitching-poets,
Iron Railing for porticos, verandahs, balconies, flower
Yard and Cemetery Ponces, etc.
Parlimbr attention paid 'fofsncing Cemetery Lots.
Addreaa JAMES SI3IPSON,
443,68 Huntingdon, Pa.
EASTON BLAKE. M. MARION McNEIL
BLAKE & mcNEIL,
[S.ucceerri to J. M. CUNNINGHAM & SON.]
Iron and Brass Founders,
IRON and BRASS CASTINGS made in a first chin
Foundry. We have always on hand ail
. . kinds of Plow and Stove Castings, Wash
Kettles,Cellar•windons, Grates, Coal bole
• . ,4,;.;,. Castings for pavements, Window weights
of a lt s. andweights, pipe j 0 nta, Sle d
mut oteigh soles, Wagon boxes, Ititichine Castings, for
steam and water, grist, saw, sumac awl plaster mills of
HEATERS AND IRON FENCES,
of the most Improved style, oven doom and frames, door
sills, and in fact overt thing made in this line.
We have a larger stock of patter no, and can furnish Ms
tinge at short notice, and cheaper thou they can to had
In the couutly. 'loving a good drill, ere are prepared to
4o drilling and Awing up of all kinds.
Otlleo lu Liesters' New Building, 11111 street, Hunting
Melt. 17, 1889. BLAKE & McNEIL.
STEAM PEARL MILL,
THIS MILL is a. complete success in
the manufacture of FLOUR, &c. It bee lately * beea
thoroughly ropaired and le now in good running order
end in full operation.
The burrs and choppers are new end of superior quid
ity—cannot be excelled. And we aro gratlaed to knew
that our work has given entire satisfaction to our custo
mers, to 'whom. we tender our thanks.
We have in our employ one of the beet millers in the
county, and a faithful and capable engineer. Thus equip
pad and encouraged, we are determined to pereevero in
our effort, to accommodate and please the public, hoping
thereby to merit and receive a liberal share of patronage
to snetain us in our enterprise for the public interest.
Market price paid for the different kinds of grain on
Floor and Chop, on hand, for sale.
JOUN K. McOAIIAN b 8016.
Huntingdon, Nov. 20,196 T
NOTICE TO ALL.
HILL STREET MARKET,
Opposite Leister's Building.
G. MORRISON respectfully in
_Lta forms the citizens of Huntingdon end vicinity
that no continues the meat market business lu all its va
rious branches, and alit keep constantly on hand
Frosts Beef, Pork, Pudding and Sausage, salt
Beet and Pork, Canned Fa nit and Vegetables,
Spices of all kinde,Catsups and Sauces, Teas,
Save, Cheese, Salt Lord, &c, &c.,
All of which be sill continue to sell at reasonable prices
Tho highest prices paid for hides and tallow. Thomas
Colder, at Alexandria, and March & Bro., at Cabe Run,
are my agents to purchase at their places.
Thankful for past patronage, 1 solicit a continuance of
the same. 0. MOItiIISON.
Huntingdon, Ap. 11, 1869.
LOSSES PROMPTLY PAID
G. B. ARM.T.TAGE,
Represent the most 'sellable Companies in
the Country. Rates an low a. ie sousleteut
with reliable indemnity. eep 2,'W.
pital Represented over sl*ooo,o
OIL CLOTH WINDOW SHADES
GILT GOLD 'SHADES,
pA.r.L.Nrs Fr i eyTußE:q,
TAPE, CORD AND TASSALS
AT LEWIS' BOOK STORE
MANUFACTURER OF AND DEAlaill IY
WILLOW AND SLEIGH' BASKETS,
Of all aim and descriptions,
ALEXANDRIA, IiONTINODON CO., PA.
Jdco 9, 11169-If
ter I'6t: peat JOB PRINTING, call at
thd "Gponn Jon ?militia Ortrtcn," at Gun
LEur the Globe:I
Letter from Frederick My, Md,
FREDERICK CITY, MARYLAND,
June 10, 1869.
DEAR LINDSAY :—As we have been
travelling for a couple of days, over
ground that is historic, perhaps a line
by the way might be interesting, and
therefore we embrace an opportunity
to jot down a few facts. We left home
at 8.35 Tuesday morning last, and by
5.25 of the same day were in Hagers
town, Maryland; having in the mean
time had a spare hour at•noon to stroll
along the banks of the Susquehanna at
Harrisburg, and enjoy the beauty, ele
ganceand sweetness of that frontstreet
in that city, a street that enjoys the'
finest sites for privatd 'residences we
have overseen. A grassy hank, high
enough to_ be secure from the highest
water, lined with regular rows of choice
trees, supports your mansion; spread
out before you for a mile or more in
front, and for many miles to right and
left, is the sparkling waters of the no
ble Susquehanna, the "Pride of Penn
sylvania;" a river always grand, wheth
er it he when the mountain torrents
come doWn like wild things of life, and
fill its banks with a restless and sur
ging flood, until it looks like tr vast
seething ocean; or, _as it calmly and
peacefully flows along ; to, its, ocean
home, cooling the summer breezes that
stoop.to kiss its
,glassy ',ague°. On
,is the Executive Mansion
now occupied by qov. Geary, the res
idence of Senator' Cameron and of
many other fortunate ones who have
been happy enough to secure a "lovely
From Harrisburg to Hagerstown,
through the rich. and productive Cum
berland Valley is a 'pleasant ride of
seventy-eight miles. Arrived at Ha.
gerstown we wore fortunate enough to
meet our esteemed friend Rev. J.
Spangler Keifer, who not long since
ministered in he German Reformed
Church of Huntingdon, and by his
kindness were soon made acquainted
with the sights and scenes of that old
town. We visited the Church building
in which Rev. K.,preaches, and wore
much' surprised at its appearance. The
words and figures ano 1774 cut in the
vane, suggests the fact that tho build
ing was erected two years before our •
country's natal day. Last year it
repaired, and remodeled by increasing
its length, and it now presents a very
fine appearance'. It is larger than any
of the churches of our town ; the coil
ing is planed chestnut strips supported
by massive arches of unvarnished wal
nut; the'windows are high and narrow,
and having stained glass, the unbeara
ble glare, with which so many of our
churches are afflicted, is destroyed, and
instead, a soft mellow light pervades
the chamber, and a person is not so
likely-to be tormented with that sty.:
ful and undesirable inclination to sleep,
that so often steals upon the senses of
the most wakeful. The seats are wal
nut, cushioned, and made for easd'aNd
comfort; not as penance stools; the
pulpit is large and commodious, per
haps ten by fifteen feet, whilst the
pedestal that supports the Bible is
quite narrow. A large pipe organ ac
companies the voices in the melody of
praise with its sweet sounding tones.
Taking.all together, there is an air of
neatness and attractiveness about the
church that is striking, and I describe
it so particularly because of its ago,
and that in our section we are far be
hind in the proper completion of church
edifices. Rev. Keifer has a large con
gregation; but all who knpw him, rest
assured that he is equal to his duties
After spending the night at Hagers
town, we on Wednesday morning about
nine o'clock, took a carriage and were
driven over a road that is not excelled
the world over. Solid limestone pike
so smooth that in a days drive not a
stone is struck, or a jolt felt. Several
miles out, the evidences of the Antie
tam battle begin to show themselves,
in the shape of bullet holes through
the fence rails, and when out ten miles
the little Dunker Church is reached.
Around it nearly seven years ago the
fierce struggle'of battle raged with ter
rible fury; about its hallowed walls
the dead and dying were piled like
vast earthworks of defence. The wails
of the wounded, the deep groans of de
spair, the wild cry of command, the
glad shout of victory, mingled with the
subtle whistle of the mink) ball, the
screaming of the shell, and the thun
derings from the cannons' mouth,
would have made strange discord with
the sounds of prayer and praise that
was wont to be there beard. To the
church, and back again over the corn
field, through that long hot day, over
and over again advanced and receded
the centers of the two Caritending.hoste.
The sun went down sadaesS, - and
pitying night spread her sable 'tolls'
of mourning over tbe.field, to stop the
carnage. To-day all is silent: Silent
as the heart throbs of the brave and
noble ones who, perished by thousands
on that fearful field l'silent as the stars'
that looked down upon the couch of
the dying, and veiling their faces with
noiseless Clouds,, wept tears of mourn
ing and distress. The• little church
was literally shot to pieces during the'
battle, but having . been since rebuilt,'
no marks are left .1113 en it. The fields
are again under cultivation, the fences
agaip made, and all traces of the bat
tle have disappeared, except where the
large shot have buried themselves in
the trunks of the trees, and even in
them there is little more, than a sear
in, the bark now visible. Thus in a
feW, abort years the traces of the eon-,
Fiat are eff ' a'ced. from the face:.of its;
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ture, but alas how many hearts yet
mourn in silent sorrow for the loved
one that came not home again after
A mile or two from the church is the
village of Sharpsburg, and situated on
the topof an adjoining hill high enough
to give a commanding view of the stir.
rounding country for miles, is the An
tietam National Cemetery, whore sleep
many of the dead of the battle. It
contains about ton acres, and is sur
rounded with a substantial capped
stone wall, varying from eight to
twelve feet in height, according to the
irregularity of the ground, except in
front where the wall is about three
feet high, and surmounted by a very
fine high iron fence, painted green.
The entrance is by a stone archway, at
the side of which is erected a stone
house for the sexton. In the center of
the grounds, and on the highest point,
is raised a towering flag pole, with
rope and tackle attached to raise and
lower the flag. Under the ground
large sewers or drains are built to car
ry off, the water during rain; the walks
are yet unfinished,. and. 'indeed,much
work is yet to be done, tiut as there
are ten or twelve men, working con
stantly it will soon :be completed.
There are. nVer ,four thousand Union
soldiers buried ; within theicemetery at
present; the dead of each State are
together. The:space allotted to each
grave is two by six and a half feet,
and about fifty are buried in a section,
that is, fifty are buried side by side,
and the one long grave is covered with
green sod,, presenting a regular smooth
appearance instead of the little hillocks
to each grave, usually made in other
cemeteries. The style of tombstone
to be used has, not yet been determin•
ed upon by those in authority, hut
suppose something neat, !permanent
and substantial:will be selected. •The -
Trustees have not yet decided as to
the burying of the Confederate •dead
within the cemetery. It is under con
sideration 'with them, whether the
southern portion shalt be pet apart for
that purpose or not. Taking all to-'
gether the cemetery is a beautiful and
appropriate final resting place for those
who so freely :gave their all to their
country. Here forages hereafter their
graves will be guarded and' kept green
by an . appreciative government, and
here, with 'each recurring year, as long
us history continues to record deeds of
courage and heroism, will gather the'
nation's gratitude to strew with floral
Where sleep the brava who'sank Wrest
By all thoir country's wishes blest.
After leaving the cemetery we drove
about'a mile below Sharpsburg to see
Burnside's Bridge, a point at which
much .desperate fighting was' done.
It is an archeitstone bridge over 'An
tietam Creek at the base of an abrupt,
in fact almost precipitous hill, full a
hundred yards high, held at the com
mencement of the battle by the rebels.
Burnside's men bad to advance down
the slope of a long smooth hill and
across a wide •plateau, and over the
narrow bridge under a raking fire from
above and both sides. Over and over
again the effott was made "without suc
cess; and it was not until late in the
day and after a suceession - of 'moat des
perate, determined and clarin'g 'char
ges that the bridge was carried.
the bridge we drove hack through
Sharpsburg, touk the road through
Keedysville and Botmesborough and
up and over the South Mountain. As
we descend this side, we recognize the
place where. was fought the sharp and
decisive battle of "South Mountain."
The, mountain in' ono• place rises, in a
peak high above the rest. The battle
commenced in the valley, but the reb
els were forced, step by step, brdes•
perate fighting up the mountain side;
they choosing the high peak at which
'to • cross, that the advantage of the
groiihd might be, theirs as long as pos
sible. The shades of the Sabbath night
.gathered over.the battle field, but the
rattle of musketry,. continued long
after, the aim being directed by the
flash of the opponent's win, and on that
account an unusual number were shot
in the head. At one place on top of
the mountain, nearly a hundred rebels,
who had used a stonelence as a pro
tection, were found dead, nearly all of
whose wounds were in the head; they
were killed in the' night 'battle, the
flash of their own guns being the tar
get that directed the aim of the guns
that sent the swift messengers of death.
At this battle the esteemed and gal
lant Bono fell, and on top of the moun
tain a monument has been erected to
mark the spot where he made his last
great sacrifice for his country.
Down South Mountain, across Pleas
ant Valley, through the village of Mid•
dletown, and up to the summit of
Catoctin mountain is a splendid drive
of several miles. Here from the sum
mit of Catoctin is presented a land
scape view, that alone is worth two
days travel to see. The cultivated
imagination would have to supply
much that the pen could not express,
to, oven approach to an , understanding
of the reality of the picture from a de
scription. Spread out before you "fair
as a garden of the Lord" for ten, twen
ty and thirty miles, stretching north,
west and south, and presented to the
view with astonishing distinctness, is
Pleasant Valley. The yellow earth of
the freshly ploughed cornfields, blends
its color with the light green of the
waving grain and the darker shades
.of the and forest trees, in a bar
.mony , so'sWeet to the human eye, that
we are constrained to say that the ar
tist whp: arranged those colors, who,
bordered the picture with the heavy
shadows of the distant moantains, and
spread over ail the lightcrimson veil of
dreamy hazineis caused'by the depart
ing rays,of the declining sun, truly is
'Divine - o But we must hasten on, down,
from the, mountain and • out into the
wide'valley in WhiCkt
TERMS, $2,00 a year in advance.
"The clustered spires of Frederick stand,
Green walled by the hills of Maryland."
As wo approach Frederick City the
force of thb phrase clustered spires in
Whittier's popular poem Barbara
Freichio is appreciated, for although
the city is spread out wide and long,
yet the twelve or fifteen spires in it are
grouped within two or three adjoining
squares. By eight o'clock we are in
the city, and over a good supper, dis
cuss the pleasure and satisfaction of
to•day's thirty mile drive, congratula
ting ourselves that we chose a car
riage, rather than dingy dusty cars, in
which to come over from Hagerstown
Hoping you will pardon me for bar
ing run this letter out to such great
length:l will refrain•from writing more.
How Beecher Makes his Sermons,
Ralph Meeker contributed to a late
number of Packard's Monthly, an inter
esting, account of "How Henry Ward
Beecher makes his sermons :"
When he first commenced to preach
he wrote out a few of his sermons, un
til he had enough other writing to cor
rect his style. Since then he has nev
er written out a discourse in full. He
has an idea all the week as to what
subject ho will treat on Sunday. Still,
there is no definite plan until the time
Usually, he does not touch pen to
paper before Sunday morning and
Sunday afternoon. Then ho some.
times gets so many sermons uuder way
that the one he intends to prepare is
neglected until the first bell rings,
whereupon he throws asido the incom
plete work, and; blocking out a dis
course, ho hastens to the pulpit. Gen
erally, he writes what would make a
quarter of a sermon, embracing the
leading points to be presented. In
preparing a sermon be first "blocks it
out," and lays the foundation with a
part of the framework. At the pro
per places he cuts windows, through
which the audience may.see the beau
ties of the Gospel. The windows are
designated- by the letters "Ill.," in
closed _in a line thus (III.) showing
that an . illustration is to. come in at
that particular i pAint. of ; the U r ,
lustrations are ever written out before-,
hand or with the serdiOn, 'but' they aro
given 'as'; they occur "at,' the'tiine when
thoyare needed. • '
he always has a variety of now ger.
moos on hand, to be used pn speeial.
odeaSions. He' said that in old times
the housewife kept a batch' of ''dough
in the pantry, and when bread was
required, all she had to do.. was•to go
to the tray and cut off enough for ba
king. So it is with his sermons. He
never preaches the same one twice,
though ho frequently uses the same
text, but it is always in a different
roan tier. '
In reply to the question as to whe
ther ho selected his text first, or the
subject, applying such a text as would
suit, he said that a tdxt may 'be com
pared to a gate opening into the Lord's
Garden ; many ministers, instead of
unlatching the gate and leading their
hearers in to pluck the fruit and flow
ers, content themselves by,gettirig up
on and•swinging to and fro. '
He always makes it a point to preach
his best sermons on stormy days, for
then those who are in attendance say
to their friends,' "You don't know how
much You missed by not being present,
though it was a stormy day." He
well, remembered the time when, on
nearly every Sabbath during the win
ter, it snowed or rained, "for it came
near• killing me," said he laughingly.
Some one inquired if he studied his
prayers. "Never," said he ;"1 carry
a feeling with me such as a mother , .
would have for her children were they
lost in a great forest. • I feel that_ on
every side my people are in danger,
and that many of them are like babes,
weak and helpless. My heart goes out ,
in sorrow ands in anxiety toward them,
and at times I seem to carryall their
burdens. I.find that when one's heart
is wrapped and twined around •the
hearts of others it is not difficult to '
Another wanted to know if it would
not be better for 'Mr. Beecher to travel
about the country, that • the .people of
various sections might be benefited by
his preaching. "No," said, he; "what
would a stove - id the 'Arctic regions be
good for if it wore carried from place
to place ? Beside, more people. come
to hear me than I could reach should
Igo after them. It is far better for
the United States to go through my
church than for me to go through the
ANTIDOTE FOR ALL.POISONS.—A plain
farmer says: "It is now over twenty
years since I learned that sweet oil
would cure tho bite of a rattlesnake,
not knowing it would cure other kinds
of poison of apy kind, both on man
and boast. I think no farmer should
bo without a bottle of it in'-his house.
The patient must take a sr:MOW of it
internally, and bathe thewourntfor a
eure. To cure a horse it require's eight
times as much as it does for a Mane:—
Here let mo say of one of the Most ex-
treme cases of snake bites ip this
neighborhood: Eleven years ago this
summer, where the case bad been of
thirty days' standing, and the patient
bad heon'igiven up by his physicians, I
heard of it, carried the oil and gave
him one spoonfal,which effepted a cure.
ft is an antidote, for arsenic and
strychnine. It will care bloat in cat
tle by !rioting too freely of fresh plover;
,it wjjl ogre the sting of bees, spiders,
.or other insects; and will mire persons
Filo have been poispned by a low,
running vine, groWing in the meadows,
',When is , a
mau like a horse 7
'Then he's - broke up.
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•There are some who suppose that
Christian ministers have nothing to do'
except to preach on the Sabbath. The
rest of their time is free, and during
the week they are nothing more thati,
genteel idlers. Many a time have we'
known people to be surprised at the
idea of their pastor having any- work
to do. To such minds, work is noth•
ing unless the coat is off and the mus-•
eles moving. Of brain-work they have
but a slight conception. If the minis
ter can preach on Sunday, they regard
it not as any result of labor on his part,
but as some special gift by which he
can open his mouth and interest the
people. They have no idea of any
previous labor connected with
What the minister does with himself`
- the rest of the week they do:
not know and cannot imagine.
Candor 'compels us to adtbit• that
some of our ministerial brethren are,
to a certain extent, responsible for, the
prevalence of this erroneous impres
sion. If they aro known to spend a.
good portion of their time in gossiping
visitations, in talking politics at the
corners or by the roadside, in miecel-.,
laneous converse at the village store,
in frequent hunting and fishing excur
sions, no wonder if the idea becomes-'
prevalent that the minister hag noth,
ing to do. And no wonder if such a
ministry becomes utterly barren of all,
The duties of the ministry when pro
perly discharged are arduous. Ser.
mons aro to be prepared for the Sri&
bath. .11 a man be simple enough ta.
depend on the inspiration of_ the mo•c
meet, he will not be long in finding
that such inspiration will fail
We grant that all Previous proptiratien
is useless without the Holy Spirit; but:
the best way reasonably to look for- ,
the assistance of the Spirit is to have
a thorough previous preparation by
study and prayer. Then the flock is :
to be visited, the sick are to be cared
for, the strangers are to be sought'out,'
the interest of the children are to be.•
looked after, the young disciples;am•
to be trained; the lukewarm are to be,
aroused,the fainthearted to be encour
aged, the penitent to be pointedtOf
'Christ, the'-'dead.b.tiritldcandtheTh&' l
mated .commended to God . Softtp.
times, in addition to , the. ordinary,'
preaching, there will be special ser,,,
mona and addresses to'be prepared and
delivered. A general 'supervision
all the interests of the Church is tobe,
kept up, including a variety of incl..
dental,work . not , easily stated with de ; .„
finiteness, but concerning which, every,
neater of 'experience has sonielenoW 7 :
ledge: •No thoughtful person'
will say that the minister whii-faith ,
fully does his duty has, nothing•to,clo.:.:
But, after admitting all this, it, hulk
occurred to us that there arriong i
ministers themselves a tendency tdge
to the opposite extreme in speaking of'
their labors; a tendency, we mean, to..
magnify the . actual and admitted ar 7
duousncss of ministerial toil, so that
sometimes a great deal of nonsense is:
uttered about "hard work." The im
pression seems to exist among seine
preachers that their profession' mono-: -
polizes the hard work of the world.—.
Why not be a little charitable, broth
reri;and admit that there may be very
hard toil among other professions?—='
Shall we be considered unjustif we as-.
sort that the greatest complaint of
"bard work" does not come from the,
hardest workers? These have no time
for complaint. They put on' the'hiii.
ness, 'and work away to the extent of
their ability, thanking God for the,
privilege; whilesomo who do riot work,
enough to get-accustomed to the har
ness complain of the "toils and trims.
'of the ministry !" It is our deliberate
- opinion, charitably formed we hopry
that a good many of our ministers.
would complain less if they labored
more. They wear the yoke just
enough to chafe themselves, but not
enough to develop 'all the working
power that is in them. SOMi3 men find.
that the more they do, the more they
can do. They are surprised at the dis—
covery, but there is sound philosophy."
at the bottom of it.
Other mon as well as ministers have
labors and cares. , ,Physicians in large
practice have a hard life; so do , -law,
'yore, who are blessed with a multiplit.
city of cases; and the judgea 'Who are,
obliged to listen to their pleadings,•and'
make decisions or deliver
Teachere,work,hardin their important,
calling; so do authors, and all • who,
make a profession of literature. Sonia ,
of the hardest worked men of the age
'are the managers of our great journals.
With regular routine the earth re-. ,
volves, and with equal regnlerity must,
the daily paper make its appearance,
The inexorable public makes no alloW.,
ante for weariness, sickness, bereave
meet, or even death itself.
While admitting, then, that the pa,
sition of the Christian minister is ono
involving real labor as well as high re
sponsibility, Viethink it but just to re
cognize the 'feet , that' there are• other
brain,workers in the world. We make
no comparisons, and do not pretend, to.,
decide which profession works, the
hardest;" nor is it necessary for neje
do so. Let every man in every calling
work just as bard as he • can. - •Thitt
world needs all the work that,cau, be
put upon it for a good many genera
tions to come, and ministers should da
their share toward winning the world
my! fled. — Some of theta, doubtless do,
die from excessive labor; but so long •
as we hear so' much complaining of
dyspepsia furlong the clergy, we shall
feel impelled to believe that Team Tip ;
istere die of overfeeding than of oyet.,
It was the saying of a heathen ,
that he who would do god must eitheF
have a faithful friend to instruct
or a watchful enemy to correct him.