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3 Huntingdon Journal.
J. A. NASH,
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C. MADDEN, Attorney-at-Law
• Office, No. —, Hill street. Huntingdon,
rILLIAM A. FLEMING, Attorney-
at-Law, Iluntingdon, Pa. Special attention
to collections. and till othor 13gal business
led to with care and promptness. Office, No.
lilt street. [apl9,'7l.
- ILES Z.ENTMYER, Attorney-a
- Law, Huntingdon, Pa., will attend promptly
legal business. Office in Cunningham's new
ing. Dan.3'i I.
R. G. D. ARNOLD, Gradttate of the
University of Pennsylvania. offera•his pro.-
nal services to the people of Hunting..lon nod
enns., - mi—Dr. B. P. Hook.of Loyinille, Pa..
,vhoin hu formerly practiced; Drs. Stille an , :
w of Philadelphia..
et. on Washington street, West Huntingdon,
LIMON MILLER. 11. TIECIIANAN.
'ILLER & BUCEANAN,
228 Ilill Street,
ril 5. '7l-Iy.
DENGATE, Surveyor, Warriors
• mark, Pa. [apl2,'7l.
, CALDWELL, Attorney -at -Law,
is.. 111, sa street. °face formerly occupied
c.ssrs. Woods 4t Williamson. [apl2,ll.
L. ROBB, Dentist, office in S. T.
• Br wife new building. No. 520, Hill St.,
:ingdon, Ps. Lal/12:71.
I R. It. It. WIESTLING,
respectfully Were his professional services
e citizens of Huntingdon and vicinity.
ice removed to No. 61.4 Hill street, (Sutra's
Imo.) - , (apr.5,71--.ly.
R. DURBORROW, Attorney-at-
JAM, Huntingdon, Pa., will practice in the
.1 Courts of Huntingdon county. Particular
Lion given to the settlement of estates of deco-
ice in be JOURNAL Building. [1bb.1,71.
GLAZIER, Notary Public, corner
-• of Washington and Smith streets. Hun
lon, Pa. Dan. 1271.
- ALLEN LOVELL, Attorney-at
. Low, Huntingdon, Pa. Special attention
s'tcsCottuurioss at all kinds ; to the settle
: of Estates, &e.: and aldother Legal Business
,cuted with gdelitpe.nd dispatch. .
8.. Office in . i.iiamlat,ly oitc;ir,ied by It. Milt.
W. MYTON, Attorney-at-Law, tlun
• tingdon, Pa. Office with J. Sewell Stewart,
HALL 'MUSSER, Attorney-at-Law,
ilunting4don, Ya. Offi.ze, aecona fluor of
ter'. new building, !fill street. • [jau.4;7l.
M. & M. S. LYTLE; 'At;torticys
• at-Law, Uuntingdon, Pa.,. will attend to
lads of legal business entrusted to their care.
BCC °tribe south side of Hilt street, fourth dour
of Smith. [jan..1,71.•
- SYLVAN US BLAIR, Attorney-at
• Law; Huntingdon. Pa. Vtt JIM greet.
m doors west of Smith. Lian.l7l.
A. POLLOC K , Surveyor , nal Real
• Estate Agent, Huntingdon, Pa„ will attend
urveying in nll its branches. Will also .buy,
or rout Farms, Houses, and Real Estate.of
kimi, in any part or the t7.hte.t Fast
.circular. Dam r 71.
.T. A. DEAVER, having Ineat,(l
• at Franklinville, s otT,rs his trerrsOotutl,s,-
.i to the community. • • - • •-•
W. MATTERN. Attorney-at-Law
• and General Claim Agent.lluntingion. Pa.,
dere claims against the Government far bark
, bounty, widows' and invalid pensions attond
o with g reat care and promptness.
ties on Hill street. tion.ci I.
V SCOTT. S. T. BOOWN. J. IL BAILEV•
COTT, BROWN & BAILEY. At
all 'lain)= of soU.ers and soldiers' hei rs against
Gorcrinnioit will prosoeutod.
Moe on !Till strict. • -
IR.. D. P. MILLEIt, Office on Hill
ptract, it the room formerly occupied I.y
John' M'en!loiti, Huntingdon, Pa., would res
:fully offer his profe,sional serviecT to the oiti
3of Huntingdon tend vicinity,. • [jan.V7l.
It. PATTON, Druggiet and Apoth
• teary, opposite the Exchange Hotel, Hun
:don, Pa. Prescriptions anenrately compounded,
c Liquors fer . ltfodicinat purposes.. [n0v.23,'70,
IR. A. B. BRUMBAUGH, offers his
professional services to the community.
Mae on Washington street. one door east of the
holic Parsonage. fjan.4;7l.
J. GREENE, Dentist. Office re
-4• moved to I,eißtnr's new building. liill street
)OI3T. KING, Merchant Taylor, 412
111 Washington street, Iluntingdon Pa., a lib-
I share of patronage respectfully soficitel
Ipril 12, 1271.
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United States Laws,
PASSED AT THE •
THIRD SESSION OF THE FORTY-FIRST CONGRESS.
[GENERAL NATURE—NO. 37.]
AN ACT lo provide for celebrating the
one hundredth anniversary of American
independence, by holding an internation
al exhibition of arts, manufactures, and
products of the soil and mine, in the
city of Philadelphia, and State of Penn
sylvania, in the year eighteen hundred
Whereas the Declaration of Independ
ence of the United States of America,
promulgated in the year seventeen hun
dred and seventy-six in the city of Phila
delphia;and whereas it' ehooves the -pea
ele of the United' States to celebrate. by
appropriate ceremonies, the centennial an
niversary of this memorable and decisive
event, which constituted the fourth of
July, Anno Domini seventeen hundred
and- seventy-six, the birthday of the na
tion; and whereas it is deemed fitting that
the completion of..the first century of our
national existence shall be commemorated
by an exhibition of the natural resources
'of the country and their development, and.
of its progress in those arts which benefit
mankind, in comparison with those of old
er nations; and whereas no place is so tip ,
pripriate for such an exhibition as the
city which occurred the event it is design
ed to commemorate; and whereas, as the
should be a national celebra
tion, in which the people of the whole
country should participate, it should 'have
the sanction of the Congress of the Uni
ted States ; Therefore,
Be it enacted by the Senate and House
of Representatives of the United States of
America in Congress assembled, That an
exhibition of American and foreign arts,
products, and manufactures shall be held,
under the auspices of the government of
the United States, in the city of Phila
delphia. in the year eigh-teen hundred and
SEC. 2. That a commission to consist of
not more than one delegate from each
State, and from each Territory of the Uni
ted States, whose functions shall continue
until the close of the exhibition, shall be
constituted, whose duty it shall be to pre
pare and superintend the execution of a
plan for holding the exhibition, and, after
conference with the authorities of the city
of Philadelphia; to fix upon a suitable site
within the corporate limits of the said
city, where the exhibition shall be held.
SEC. 3. That said commissioners shall
be appointed within one. year .from the
passage of this act by the President of the
United •States, on the nomination of the
governors of the States and Territories re
SEc. 4. That in the same manner there
shall be appointed one commissioner from
each State and Territory of the United •
States. who shall assume the place and
perform the duties of such commissioner
or commissioners as uray be unable to at
tend the meetings of the commission.
SEC. 5. That the commission shall hold
its meetings in the city of Philadelphia,
and that a majority of its members shall
have full power to make all needful rules
for its government.
SEC. 6. That the commission shall re
port to Congress at the first session after
its apportionment a suitable date for open
ing and for closing the exhibition; a sche
dule of appropriate ceremonies for open
ing or dedicating the same; a plan or plans"
)of the buildings; a complete plan fur the
reception anassification of articles in
tended for exhibition; the requisite cus
tom-house regulations for the introduction
into this co..ntry of the articles from for
eign countries intended for exhibition;
and such other matters as in their judg
ment may be important.
SEC. 7. That no compensation for ser
vices shall be paid to the commissioners or
other officers provided by this act from the
treasury of the United States; and the
United States shall not. be liable for. any
expenses attending such exhibition, or by
reason of the same.
Sao. S. That whenever the President
'ORK . DONE shall be informed by the governor of the
State of Pennsylvania that provision has
been made for the erection ci a suitable
building for tha'purpose, and fur the ex
clusive coutiol by the commission herein
provided for of the proposed exhibition,
tt e . President shall, through the Depart.
_4,nient of State, make proclamation of the
IMPROVED' same, setting forth the time at which the
exhibition will open and the place at
which it will be held ; and ho shall corn,
municate to the diplomatic representatives
"pf all nations copies of the same, together
with such regulations as may 1)3 aElopted
by the commissioners, for publication in
their respective countries.
Approved, March 3, 1871.
[GENERAL - NATURE—NO. 38.1
AN ACT authorizing terms of the United
States district courts to beheld at lick
na, Arkansas, asad for other purposes.
I. Be it resolved by the Senate and Home
•bf .11epresentatives of the United' States of
America in Congress assembled, That in
addition to•the terms of the district court
of the United States for the western dis
trict of Arkansas, required by existing
laws to be held at Van Buren, in the State
of Arkansas there shall be held by the
judge of said district two terms of said
court in each year at the city of Helena,
in said State. on the second Monday of
March and September.
SEr. 2. That such number of jurors .
shall be summoned by the marshal at every
term of such court to be at Helena as may
have-been ordered-at a previous term or
by the diStrict judge in vacation. And a
grand jury may be summoned
. to attend
any such term of said court when ordered
by the,court or
_by the. judge thereof in
vacation. In case of a defibiency, of jurors,
talesmcn may be summoned by order of
SEC. 3. That the district judge may ad
journ any of the terms of • the court pro
vided for in this act, from time to time,
to suit the convenience of litigants and to
meet the necessities of a business of such
'terms; and the intervention of a term of
Such court at any other place shall not
preclude the power to adjourn over to a
SEC. 4. That a clerk of said court shall
be appointed in like manner as other clerks
f the district courts of the United States
are appointed, who shall keep his office in
said city..vad who shall he subject to all
the duties Enjoined by t liclaw on clerks of
the rrlis:.rict courts taresaid: Provided,
.2n , v , , That no court shall be held at
! licicual in pursuance of thin act until att
j instrument in writing,' duly executed by
the proper, authorities of the county of
Phillips, agreeing:to furnish suitable rooms
HUNTINGDON, PA., MAY 24, 1871
for the Aiding of said court, for the term
of ten years, without any charge to the
government of the United States, shall
first be filed in the office of the clerk of
said court at Little Rock.
Ste. 5. That the counties of Phillips,
Crittenden, Mississippi, Craighead, Greene,
Randolph, Lawrence, Sharp, Poinsett,
Cross, Saint Francis, Monroe, Woodruff,
Jackson, - Independence, Izzard, Marion,
Felten,and Boone, in said State, shall
hereafter be deemed end be a part of the
western district of Arkansas, and there
shall be appointed by the President of the
United States, by and with the advice and
consent of the Senate, a district judge for
the western district aforesaid, who shall,
from and after the time of his appoint
ment, hold the terms of court at the times
and places required by law. Said district
judge shall be paid the same salary and in
the same manner as the judge of the east
ern district of said State. And the terms
of the court, now required to be held at
Van Buren, shall hereafter be held at Fort
Smith in said district, and the present
district judge of the said-State shall be
and remain the district judge of the Uni
ted States for the eastern district thereof,
as if originally appointed thereto.
SEC. 2. Th'at so much of an act entitled
"An act to divide the district of Arkansas
into two judicial districts," approved March
three, eighteen hundred and fifty-one, as
gives the judge of the district of. Arkan
sas jurisdiction over the western district
of said State, and all laws inconsistent
herewith, are hereby repealed.
Approved, March 3, 1871.
[GENERAL NATURE—NO. 39.]
AN ACT to create a newiand district in
the Territory of Washington.
Be it cuacted by the Senate and House
of Representatives of the United States qf
America in Congiyss assembled, That all
the public lands in the Territory of Wash
ington lying east and north of the follow
ing boundaries shall constitute a new land
district, to be called the Walla-Walla dis
trict, to wit : Beginniug'ou the boundary
line between the United States and the
British Posessions, on the summit of the
Cascade mountains; thence southerly along
the line established by the first section of
the act of May ten, eighteen hundred and
sixty, entitled "An act to create: an addi
tional land district in Wasnington Terri
tory," to the line .dividing townships ten
and eleven north; thence cast to the line
dividing ranges nineteen and twenty east;
thence suuth along said line to the Colum
SEC. 2. That the President be, 'and , he
is hereby authorized to appoint, by and
with the advice and consent of the Senate,
or during the recess thereof, and until the
end of the next session after such appoint
ment, a register and receiver for said dis
trict, who shall be required to reside at the
city of Walla-Walla until such time as the
President, in his discretion, may remove
the site of said land office from said city,
be subject to the same laws, and entitled
to the same compensation as is, or may
hereafter be, provided by law in relation to
the existing land. offices and officers in said
Approved, March 3, 1871.
[GENERAL NATURE—No. 40.]
AN ACT b amend an act entitled "An
act to require the holding of additional
district and circuit courts of the United
- States in.the District of Indiana, and
for other pupors," approved June thirty,
eiOtteenlu;ndred an seventy, and 6'l:
Be it resolved by the Senate and House
of Representatives of the United States
of America in Congress assembled, That
section seven of the act aforesaid be, and
the same is hereby, amended by. adding
thereto the followhig, additional proviso :
And provided further, That a deputy clerk
for each of said additional courts shall be
appointed in the manner aforesaid as soon
as practicable after the passage of this act,
and that such deputy clerks for the addi
tional courts to be held at New Albany
shall reside and keep an office at said city,
and that such. deputy clerks for the addi
tional courts to be held at Evansville
shall reside and keep au office at said city,
and that they shall respectively keep at
said places full records of all actions. and
proceedings in said additional courts res
pectively, and shall hove the same power
to issue all process from said additional
'courts - that is now enjoyed by the clerks
of other district and circuit courts of the
United States in like cases.
SEC. 2. That all actions °sec which
said district and circuit courts 'have juris
diction respectively under existing laws
may be instituted in Said additional dis
trict and circuit courts respectively in the
first instance by filing the proper plead
ings or other papers in the offices oY the
deputy clerks performing the duties of
clerks of said con; ts respectively, and that
all proper and lawful process shall issue
'therefrom in the same manner as from
other district t,r circuit courts of the
United States in like actions. C!lS'Ai r or pro
:Approved, 3iarcl 2. 1871.
[GENERAL NATI:RE—NO. 4t.]
AN ACT to provide for the collection of
debts due from southern railroad cor-
porations, and for other parses.
Whereas certain suits are now pendinc ,
in the United States courts within the
State of Tennessee, against certain railroad
corporations ip that State, on account of
property said to said corporations by the
*veronica, which suits are contested by
'the defendant corporations; and whereas
it is for the interest of the government to
speedily adjust and collect the claims of
Ahe United States while avoiding litigation,
and loss by the insolvency of any such
Be . it enacted by the &nate and House
of Representatives of the Elated states of
America in Congress assembled, That
the Secretary of War be, and is hereby,
authorized and required, if he shall deein
it advisable, by and with the advice of the
,counsel of record in such suits for the
United States, and Attorney General of
the United States; to compromise, adjust,
and settle the same upon such terms as to
amount and time of payment as may be
just and equitable, and .best calculated to
protect the interest . of the government,
Approved, March 3, 1871.
[GENERAL NATURE—NO. 42
AN ACT to authorize the construction of
a bridge over tha Mississippi river at
Louisiana, Missouri, and also a bridge
.over the 3iissouri river at Glasgow, in
' Be it enacted 1.11 the S'enate and house
.of the United States of
TAnterica in Covressussend,ed, That the
Louisiana and Missumi Inver Railroad
Company, a vorporatica existing under the
laws of the State of Missouri, be, and in
hereby. authorized to constriict and
tain a bridge over the Mississippi river at
the city of Louisiana, in the said State of
SEC. 2. That said bridge shall be a law
ful structure, and shall be recognized and
known as a post route, upon which also no
higher charge shall be made for the trans.,
mission over the same of the mails, the
troops, and the munitions of war of the
United States than the rate per mile paid
for the transportation over the railroad or
public highways leadinff, to the said bridge;
and it, shall enjoy the rights and privileges
of other post roads in the United States.
Sac. 3. That if the bridge shall be
made with unbroken and continuous spans,
it shall not be of less elevation in any case
than fifty feet above high water mark, as
understood at the point of location, to the
bottom chord of the bridge; nor shall the
spans of said bridge over the main chan
nel of said river be less than three hun
dred and fifty feet in length, and the piers
of said bridge shall be parallel with the
current of said river : provided also,
That if the same shall be constructed as.
a draw-bridge, the draw or pivot shall be
over the main channel of the river at an
accessible navigable point, and the spans
not less than two hundred feet in length in
the clear ; and piers of said bridge shall
be parallel with the current of the river,
and . the spans shall not be less than ten
feet above high-water mark to the bottom
chord of said bridge : Provided, also, That
said draw shall be opened promptly, upon
reasonable signal, for the passing of boats.
SEC. 4. That the right no alter to alter
or amend this Let ; so as to prevent or re
mote-all material obstructions to the navi
gation of said Mississippi river •by the
construction of bridges, is hereby express
SEC. 5. That all railway companies de
siring to use the said bridge shall have
have and be entitled to equal rights
and privileges in the passage the same, and
in the use of the machinery and fixtures
thereof; and of ail approaches thereto, un
der and upon such terms and conditions as
shall be prescirbed by the district court of
the United States fur the district in which
said bridge is situated upon hearing the
allegations and proofs of the parties in cage
they shall not agree.
SEc. 6. That a bridge may be construc
ted over the Missouri river at or within
nine miles of the town of Glasgow, in
Howard county, Missouri, by this said
Louisiana and Missoqri River Railroad
Company : Provided, That the said bridge
shalt be made with unbroken and continu
ous spans, and shall not be less elevation
in any case than fifty feet above high-wa
ter mark, as understood at the point of lo
cation, to the bottom chord of the bridge;
shall the spans of said bridge over the
main channel of .said river be less than
three hundred and fifty feet in length, and
the piers of said bridge shall be parallel
with the current of the river;_ and shall be
subject to the same terms and restrictions
es contained in this act for the construc
tion of the bridge at Louisiana, Missouri.
• Approved, March 3, 18171.
[GENERAL NATURE-NO. 43.]
'AN ACT relating to records of the trni.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House
of Representatives of the United States. of
America in Congress assembled, That
whenever the record of any judgment., or
decree, or other proceeding of any judi
cial court of the United States shall have
been or shall hereafter be lost or destroy
ed, any party or person interested therein
may, on application to such court, and on
showing to the satisfaction of such court
that the same has been lost or destroyed
without fault or neglect of the party or
person making such application, obtain
an order from such court authorizing such
defect to be supplied by a duly certified
copy shall thereafter have the same effect
as such original record would have had in
SEC . . 2. That whenever the lo:s or des
truction cf any such record shall have
happened, or shall hereafter happen, and
such defect cannot be supplied as provided
in the next preceding section, any party
or person interested therein may make a
written application to the court to which
such record belonged, verified by affidavits,
showing the loss or dtructicn thereof;
and that certified copies thereof cannot be
obtained by the party or parson makine•
such application, and the substance of the
'record so lost cr destroyed, and that such
loss or destruction occurred without the
fault or neglect of the party or person
making such application, and that the kiss
or destruction of such record, unless sup
plied, will or may result in damage to the
party or person making such, application,
said court shall cause said application to
be entered of record iu said court, and
due notice thereof skill be given by per
sonal service of a copy thereof upon each
and every person interested therein, other
than the party or person making such ap
plication. together with written notice
that on a day certain, not less than sixty
days after such service, said application
will be heard- by said court; and if such
court shall be satisfied that the statements
contained in said written application arc
true, said court shall make an order recit
ing what was the substance and effect of
said lost or destroyed record ; which order
shall be entered of record in said court,
and have the same effect, subject to inter
vening rights, which said original record
would have had if the same had not been
lost or destroyed, so far as concerns the
party or person snaking such application
and the persons who shall have been per
sonally served as provided for in this sec
SEc. 3. That in all causes which have
been removed, or shall hereafter be re
moved, to the Supreme Court of the
United States, a duly certified copy of tne
record of such cause was removed, on 'mo!.
tion of any party or person claiming to be
interested therein; and the copy so filed
shall have tho w saine effect as the original
record would have lied if the same had not
been lost or destroyed.
Approved, March 3, 1811.
[GENERAL NATURE—NO. 44.]
AN ACT relating to internal taxes.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House
of Representatives of the United States of
_America in Congress assembled, That from
and after the passage of this act no tez
shall be imposed upon any undistributable
sum added to the contingent fund of any
fire, marine, inland, life, 'health, accident,
or like insurance company, nor upon any
unearned premium or premiums received
for risks assumed by such companies, nor
shall any tax be hereafter collected which:
may have been assessed, or which shall
have become liable to be assessed, upon
such sums, fund, or premiums prior to the
pas.-Age of this act.
Approved, March 3. 1871.
Tuoton men boast of holding the reins,
the woman generally tell them which way
they must drive.
gin- uots' gotutr.
Written for the Huntingdon Journal.
BY DD. W. 7. MULLIN.
He long had tipped the tempting bowl,
And drank its poisonous dregs,
Till health, and strength, and reason gone,
Most piteously he begs
His only daughter—Norah fair—
To come unto his aid,
For deadly terrors haunt his soul,
And make him sore afraid.
"Come! Norah, sib upon your father's knee,
It makes his heart so glad—
No I Go away I Oh ! Go away ! •
Oh Heavens ! I am mad!
I see him at the window pane ;
He ghastly grins at me—
He comes I lie comes ! with flaming sword,
Oh 1 Whither shall I flee ?
"But lie is gone, now, Norah dear,
Once more make glad my heart—
But hist I I hear a fearful shriek I
My blood runs cola—l shudder—start !
Look! Look I that vengeful Send,
Oh I There he is again;
He peers at me—his eye-balls glare
Right thrcugh that window pane !
“Araunt I fell fiend—but there are more—
Yes I two! three! four !
Oh let me out ! Oh let me out !
Throw open wide the door!
But what are these? The room is full;
They hiss, and writhe, and crawl ;
They squirm and dart their fiery tongues—
They're on the floor and wall.
"Bat, Norah dear, your mother's gone;
You nra my only child,
She was so good, and I so bad,
The thought now sets me wild,
And oft before a throne of grace,
For papa did she bow,
But unrewarded was her prayers,
She's gone to Heaven now.
"Oh yes! she sings an angel's song;
She chants in Heavenly choir,
But I am left—yes! I am left.—
Great God! what means that fire?
Helpl help I the house is all in flame,
I feel its angry breath—
It roars 1 It cracks! The roof falls in
We will be burned to death 1
Bring on your engines! Quick ! be quick I
But ah 1 it is too late
For hose and water can't avert
Our dire impending fate—
You've put it out I Hal ha I thank God!
Well that is very kind,
But there 1 a dieadful scene now opes
To overwhelm my mind.
“See how it yawns I that dark abyss—
He comes again! my foe—
A legion devils hurl me down
To everlasting woe.
But I've escaped—they're gone;
The gulf has closed—l'm free;
But no ! I hear harsh sounds—
New troubles wait on me
"They dig my grave! those wicked men—
There stands the ready bier;
The mattock's stroke ; the shovel's ring,
Now smite upon mine ear—
The clods! the clods they tumble in—
In vain with foes I strive—
Help 1 Sorah, help! for Heaven's sake,
They bury me alive!
"Almighty God ! Oh I Save me now
From fire, sword and hell,
Or I am lost—forever lost,
And must with devils dwell,"
'Twas thus he raved in anguish wild
Until his latest breath,
His tortured spirit took its flight,
And he lay still in death.
How many of us, brethren and sisters,
make home the rag-bone of ill-humors and
caprices, and wretched moods of every
kind, while we carefully hide them from
the stranger I When the guest arrives we
slide a chair over the rent in the carpet.
and slide a tidy over the worn edge of the
sofa-cushion, and lay a prettily-bound
book over the ink-stain upon the parlor
table-cloth ; and so at his coming the fly
ing hair is smoothed, and the sullen look
is gilded with a smile, and the sour tone
is suddenly wonderfully sweet. Shriveled
old Autumn blooms in a monientinto rosy
Spring. And bow is. a youth to know
that this house, where everything seems to
smile, is not always as warm and sunny• as
:he finds it 7 Yet this young woman, so
'neatly dressed, so quietly mannered, so
fascinating to the young man, may be the
most inefficient of - huinan beings. Still
he can never know it until it is too late.
He cannot put it to the proof. He takes
the divinity upon trust. All that he
knows is that she is, a woman, and that he
loves. And whether he thinks that house
hold. intelligence and thrift and endless
courtesy come by nature, like Degbetry's
reading or writing, or wbether he assumes
that, having a mother, his peerless prin
cess has been carefully taught all the du
ties of a queen, or whether, as the most
probable, lie knows only that lie loves, the
duty of the parent is still the same. * * *
But for dm ordeal of the household who
come too well prepared ? And what par
ent, what human , being who has learned
by experience.- but would gladly equip
every child with the most perfect equip
ment? No, Dorinda Jane, to whom the
youth, crusty at home, will presently
come sweetly smiling, it is not the flowing
hair, and the graceful dress, and the bloom
upon the cheek, and the soft lustre of the
eye, that will make home happy. No, nor
is it his horses and plate, and the luxury
and ease he promises. And you, dear Sir.
and Madam, who permit that boor to sit
surly at the table, and to growl in mono
syllables at home, you who suffer that, fair
faced girl to grow up utterly unequal to
the duties to which she will be called, you
Human Ways and Means,
For a long time the measure worms de
voured the foliage of the shade trees in
New York and Brooklyn, and their regu
lar appearance with the early summer was
the annual pest of those cities. Every
human appliance and invention was re
sorted to destroy them, or prevent their
production ; but in vain. Atlength, how
ever, the English sparrows were introdu
ced, and under their attacks the worms
have entirely disappeared. The divine
means triumphed where the hump means
failed. The fact affords an illustration of
value to all Christian workers—to the
workers in Sunday Schools among the
rest. Our artificial instrumentalities, fit
them as we may to the desired end, will
do nothing in cutting off the evil that is
in the world, in comparison with those
which God has appointed and so bounti
fully supplied. Hearts about us are full
of wickedness, houses of woe. communities
of wretchedness; -and• the only agencies
that can effect a cure are heaven sent—
the word, the Spirit. When shall we
learn to place less dependence upon, our
own contrivances, and more upog 'the
methods which the Master has provided ?
Could'nt Spell It.
A Yankee from the green Mountains,
-visited the.city of London. While pass
.ing through one of the thorughfares, his
attention was arrested by some • specimens
of writing paper, exposed for sale in a shop
window. Seeing the proprietor of the es
tablishment standing at the door, the Yan
kee civilly inquired what he did with them
nice bits of paper.
"We keep them to tie up gape seed in,"
said the cockney, snappishly.
"Oh, ye du—du ye ? said Jonathan.
Passing down the street a few steps, our
indignant Yankee saw another merchant.
• "I say, Mister, can you tell what that
feller does for a livin' what keeps them ere
nice bits of paper at the window ?"
"Yes, sir. lie is a small dealer in paper
and a sort of a scribe. lie writes letters
"I reckon he is a very small dealer and
that he is a pharisee es well ass scribe. Do
you think he will write a letter for me if I
pay him fir ?"
- The Yankee thrust his hands into his
pocket almost up to his elbow and walk i d
"I say,lnister, they say as how you dell
and write letters for folks what can't write.
What will you ax to write a letter to my
sister Sally r"
• "I will charge you five shillings."
'•Will ye write - just what I tell ye, and
spell the words right as we du in Vermont?"
"To be sure I will."
gus you may write to Sally."
The Londoner Procured a pen, ink and
paper, and the Yankee commenced dicta
tion after the usual style.
"Dear sister . Sally."
"Rived hi town last week."
"Have ye got that down ?"
"Yes, go on."
"Thought I'd go into the country and
take a ride."
"Well the old mare balked. 'She would'nt
go, so I licked her."
"Well ; go on."
"Licked her—licked her—licked her—
"What is the use of saying that nn many
"None of your business. I pay you five
shillings—licked her—licked her—licked
"This-page is full of licked hers.'
"Turn over then—licked her—licked
her—licked her—licked her. She would
not go then, so I got out and kicked her,
kicked her, kicked her, kicked her."
"You are not intending to say that as
many times as you said licked her?'
"None of your business ; I pay you.—
Kicked her, kicked her, kicked her. She
wouldn't go then, so I sharpened the end
of a whip handle, and I pricked her, prick
ed her, pricked her, pricked her."
"Never mind, I pay you. Licked her,
kicked her, pricked her, licked her, kicked
her, pricked her."
"She wouldn't go then, so I got out and
I" (here the Yankee made a chirruping
noise with his tongue and lips which bid
defiance to orthography.)
"I cannot spell that.'
-0 you can't spell that ha? Well ye
needn't write any more for me."
"Need not write any more ?"
"No more." slid the Yankee.
"Not a word to close with ? '
"Nary a word."
"You will pay for what I have written."
"Not a red . . You did not write down
what I told you to."
'•`yell, sir, what am I to do with all
this paper I have spoiled ?"
"Keep it to tic up gape seal."
The Work of a Lifetime.
A New York paper in its Sunday gos
sip undertakes to show what a man _coo ;
slimes in a lifetime, in the way of food. It
says: If a man was placed on top of the
edibles he had devoured during his life,
what an appetizing sort of island he would
have to survey. At a low stratum of the
geological formation he would find thirty
oxen; thrown into the crevaces 200 sheep,
and in the g aps nicely stowed away 00)
lambs. Onebundred and twenty-five calves,
closely packed on top of that, would, make
a fair fbundation fbr upper layers compos
ed of 1,500 fowls, 300 turkeys, 200 geese,
and 500 ducks, in which might be stuck
like pebbles about 21,000 eggs. Bore
would-crop ont an upheaval of game beds,
coesistiug of venison, pheasants, and par
tridges. There would b.! a Ihir resting
place for 11,000 pounds of bread, 700
pounds of cheese, and 2,400 pounds of
butter. In a fissure might be safely stored
the half ton of salt and pepper with the
5,000 pounds of sugar. Through this lit
tle island might be flowing a rivulet of'
1,000 gallons of milk. Quite a fiver might
be represented by the 4.000 gallons of tea,
coffee and chocolate, while several springs
of oil, of vinegar and of various sances
might add variety to the scene Certain
ly along these water-courses might be seen
growing the 6,000 pounds of vegetables
which had been necessary to his existence.
Of course this island stands in the- midst.
of 5,200 gallons of strong fluids, hardly
more than enough to give space to the in
numerable fish and the 30,000 .oystershe
has devoured. One single point strikes
us at this stage. Who has calculated the
wear and tear on dish, platter, glass, knife,
fork and spoon necessary to serve up, to
drink, to cut and to label out this most
notable amount of food.
Lord Macaulay on the Sabbath,
Of course I do not mean, that the man
will not produce more in a week by work
ing seven days than by working six, but I
very much doubt whether, at the. end of
a year, he will generally hare produced
more by winking seven days than by work
ing six days a week ; and I firmly believe
that at the end of twenty years be will
have produced less by working seven days
a week than by working six days a week.
The natural difference between Campania
and Spitzbergen is trifling when compared
with a country inhabited by men sunk in
bodily and mental decrepitude. Therefore
it is that we are not poorer but richer be
cause we have through many agci rested
from our labor one day in seven, That
day is not lost.. While industry is suspend
ed, while the plow lice in the furrow, while
the exchange is silent, while na smoke as-'
cends from the factory, a process is going
on quite as important to the health of the
nations as any process which is performed
on more busy days. Man, the machine
of machines--the machine compared with
which all the contrivances of the Watts
and Arkwright are worthless.—ia repair
ing and winding up, si that he returns to
his labor on Monday with clearer intellect,
with livelier spirits, with renewed cirporael
vigor. But to spend Sunday in dissipa
tion pleasures is even more exhautivo to
the system than manual employment,
Are your children safe ? ~sy, softer,
respectable men and women ; are you eer
' tain your own dear children are safe 2—
Look at that drunkard? He is in tatters.
His eyes are bloodshot. His features are
distorted. His breath is like the hot air
from a furnace. His touch is pollution.—
From him the very brutes turn in disgust.
That poor remnant of mortality was once
a sweet :m•l pretty child. He was as fair
and as lovely as the infant, who it may be,
now sleeps in the cradle at your house.—
His mother washed and dressed and nursed
and kissed him. She played with hint
when he was awake, and watched over
him with fond affection, when he lay
His father took hint in his arms and
with hope And pride folded his baby bey
to his bosom. And Mends came to that
happy home circle, and petted the child,
with Sincerity congratuliting the happy
parents. Who for a moment then fancied
':e could ever be in such a plight as that
n which we behold him.
Ohl can you fail to learn - ira heed
the lesson ? If you would not witness
your children transformed into such loath
some objects, but would have them grow
up like thrifty plants, and stand as sym
metrical and substantial columns in the
temple of State and the sanctuary of God,
you cannot begin too early to teach them
total abstinence.—Western Independent.
A Beautiful Thought.
We know not the author of the follow
ing, but it is one of the most beautiful
productions we ever read:
"Nature will be reported. All things
are engaged in writing their own history.
The plant and pebble go attended by their
own shadow. The rock leaves its scratches
on the mountain side, the river its bed in
the soil; the animal leaves bone an the
stratum, the fern end leaf their modest
epitaph in the coal. The filling drop
makes its epitaph in the stone; not a foot
step in the snow or along the ground but
prints in characters more or less lasting a
map of its march; every act of man in
scribes itself on the memories of its follow
ers and in his own face. The air is full of
sound; the ground is all memoranda
signature ' • and every object is covered
over with hints which speak to the intelli
SLEEPING Toommu.—The "Laws of
Life" says :—"More quarrels arise between
brothers, between sisters,' between hired
girls, between school girls, between clerks
in stores, between apprentices, between
hired men, between husbands and wives;
owing to the electrical changes through
which their nervous systems go by lodging
together night after night, under the same
bed clothes, than by any other disturbing
cause. There is nothing that will so de
range the nervous system of a person who
is eliminative in nervous force, as to lie all
night in bed with another person who is
absorbent in nervous force. The absorber
will go to sleep and rest all night, while
the eliminator will be tumbling and toss
ing restless and nervous, and wake up in
the morning fretful, peevish, fault-firiding
and discouraged. No two persons , no
nutter who they are. should habitually
sleep together. One will thrive and the
other will lose. This is the law; and ,in
married life it is defied almost universally.
GIVING OUT A HYMN.—A good story
is told of the minister of a Methodist
chapel in Georgia, who having left his
spectacles at home on one occasion, intend
ed to announce to his congregatiOn that
the singing would be dispensed with. He
arose and said - : , •'
“My eyes are dim, I =nudism."
and immediately the chorister commenced
singing the words to the "Qnc Hundredth."
surprise and mortification made him almost
breathlesi , , but he made an effort to stam
mer ont :
meant hut an apolOgy."
This line,was taken up by the cougrega 7
tiqn in the szime manner, when the dun
inie, becoming much excited, exclaimed :
Forbear. I pray; my eyes are dim."
But remonstrance was vain, and the
singers went on till, in accents of-despair,
he again crie lout :
"1 throat tivean to read a hymn !"
a declaration sa palpable that it silenced
the vociferon.4 singers.
AN old Dublin beggar woman asked a
lady the other d.y.tbr a half penny.
-I've nothing for you," said she; bat if
you go to the soup-kitchen you'll get &
pint of excellmt soup."
"S.;up is it, ye mane-?" bawled the in
dignant mendicant ; "do ye call that stuff
soup? Sure I'll jist tell you how they
make it; they get a quart of water sad
then boil it down to a pint to make it
" WREN I am in pecuniary difficulties,"
said a pensive bankrupt, "my flowers, all
fresh and aparkling in the morning, - con
sole my heart."
"Indeed," responded his symPithiaing
friend; "I should havelhouqht they wonl43\,
remind you of your pecuniary tronbks,
for, like your bills, they are all over dew."
I WILL bet you a bottle of wine that
you will descend from that chair before I
ask you twice ? 'Done !' said the gentle
man, who seemed determined not to obey
the summons so obediently. "Come down,"”
"I will not." 'Then stop till I tell you a
The round figures of the railroad inter
est are easily learned and remembered; The
whole length of all the railways in the world
is 120,000 miles. The cost of the same
was in round uutubers ten billions of tio4-
'ars. Those of Great Britain are the most
costly, and those of the United States the
least so. The railway system of the viorld
is supposed to give employment to over one
The Washington Chronick says it is
thought at the War Department that du,
Indians are gait, to he very troublesome
this summer. !rho number of troops sta
tioned en the frontier seems inadequate to
protect the extent of territory open to In
dian depredations. The Comanches, Kio
was, Cheyennes, Arapahoes and Apaches
are all considered hostile, and are commit
ting depredations in Texas, Kansas and
The Peunsylvania Railroad, incorpora
ted about twenty-fire years ago, has a con
tinuous double track railway from Pitt
burgh to Philadelphia, the (ova ofthe
adelphia and Erie, with the control of the
North Central, andeonneetions with Chica-'
go, St. Louis and Omaha; it is building a
road from Washington to Baltimore. Prac
tically, the road is three thousand mike