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    VOL. 46
he Huntingdon Journal.
ice on de Corner of Bath and Washington otreete.
fus HUNTINGDON Jorraxst. is published every
Anesday, by J. R. DURBORROW and J. A. NASH,
ler the firm name of J. R. DUEBODROW & CO., at
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MB PRINTING of every kind, in Plain and
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Professional Cards,
Y DENGATE, Suryeyor, Warriors
i'• mark, Pa. [apl2,ll.
1 CALDWELL, Attorney -at -Law,
-, • No. 111, 3d street. Office formerly occupied
Messrs. Woods .2 Williamson. [apl2,'7l.
-, respectfully offers his professional services
the citizens of Huntingdon and vicinity.
/ffioe removed to No. 618 i Hill street, (Swim's
ILDINC.) [apr.s,'7l-Iy.
IR. J. C. FLEMMING respectfully
, F offers his professional services to the citizens
Huntingdon and vicinity. Office second Boor of
nningham'n building, on corner of 4th and Hill
eat. may 24.
IR. D. P. MILLER, Office on Hill
street, in the room formerly occupied by
John M'Culloch, Huntingdon, Pa., would res
tfully offer his professional services to the citi
s of Huntingdon and vicinity. Dan. 4,71.
IR. A. B. BRUMBAUGH, offers his
•••• profeesional services to the community.
Mee, No. 523 Washington street, one door east
the Catholic Pamnage. Ejan.4,'7l.
I J. GREENE, Dentist. Office re
-4• moved to Leister's new building, Hill street
-itingdon. Dan.4,'7l.
I L. ROBB, Dentist, office in S. T.
T• Brcwn's new building, No. 520, Rill Si.,
ntingdon, Ps. [apl2,'7l.
T GLAZIER, Notary Public, corner
-A-• of Washington and Smith street., Hun
gdon, Pa. [ jan.l2'7l.
T C. MADDEN, Attorney-at-Law.
-1-• Moe, No. —, Hill street, Huntingdon,
SYLVANUS BLAIR, Attorney-a t
• Law, Huntingdon, Pa. Office, Hill street,
ce doors west of Smith. Us.n.4'7l.
R. PATTON, Druggist. and Apoth
w eessy, opposite the Exchange Hotel, lion
get., Pa. Prescriptions accurately compounded.
re Liquors for Mdicinal purposes. (n0v.23,70.
HALL MUSSER, Attorney-at-Law,
• N0..31911i1l eireoL [jan.4,'7l.
e B. DURBOBIOW, Attorney-at,-
Law, Huntingdon, Pa., wiltiiractice in the
, eral Courts of Huntingdon county.. Particular
ention given to the settlement of estates of doce
Office in he JonaNei. Building. [feb.l,7l
A. POLLOCK, Surveyor and Real
• Estate Agent, Huntingdon, Pa., will attend
Surveying in all its branches. Will also buy,
I, or rent Farms, Houses, and Real Estate of cv
r kind, in any part of the United States. Send
• a oiroular. [jan.4'7l.
r W. MATTERN, Attorney-at-Law
' • and General Claim Agent, Huntingdon, Pa.,
idlers' claims against the Government for back
y, bounty, widows' and invalid pensions attend
to with great care and promptness.
Office on Hill street. Dan.4,'7l.
ALLEN LOVELL, Attorney-at
-3,- • Law, Huntingdon, Pa. Special attention
fen to COLLECTIONS of all kinds; to the settle
cat of Estates, kc.; and all other Legal Business
osecuted with fidelity and dispatch.
AFT Office in room lately occupied by R. Milton
! c.0., Esq. [jan.4,'7l.
No. 228 Hill Street,
Aprll 5, '7l-Iy,
Jf ILES ZENTMYER, Attorney-at-
Law, Huntingdon, Pa., will attend promptly
all legal basin... Moo in Cunningham's new
ilding. Dan. 4,71.
3 M. & M. S. LYTLE, Attorneys
- • at-Law, Huntingdon, Pa., will attend to
t kinds of legal business entrusted to their care.
Office on the Bondi side of Hill street, fourth door
:id of Smith. pan.4,'7l.
-vA. ORBISON, Attorney-at-Law,
• Moe, 321 Hill street, Huntingdon, Pa.
-, torneye-at-Law, Huntingdon, Pa. Pensions,
and all shams of soldiers and soldiers' heirs against
e Government will be promptly prosecuted.
Office on Hill street. [jan.4,'7l.
p W. MYTON, Attorney-at-Law, Hun
s- • tingdon, Pa. Office with J. Sewell Stewart.
sq. [jan.4,'7l.
arrILLIA.M A. FLEMING, Attorney
at-Law, Huntingdon, Pa. Special attention
yen to collections, and all other lcgal business
tended to with care and promptness. Office, No.
no, Hill street. [ap 19/71.
Pa. JOHN B. MILLER, Proprietor.
January 4, 1871.
FOBT. KING, Merchant Taylor, 412
Washington street, Huntingdon,Pa., a lib
-al share of patronage respectfully eol ieited.
April 12, 1871.
mere of Locomotive and Stationary Boilers, Tanks,
ipes, Filling-Barrows for Furnaces, and Sheet
ton Work of every description. Works on Logan
ceet, Lewistown, Pa.
All orders promptly attended to. Repairing
sne at short nothm. [Apr 5,11,1y.*
The Huntingdon Journal.
New Advertisements.
Office corner of Washington and Bath Sts.,
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within six months. $3.00 if not
paid within the year.
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Our facilities for doing all kinds of Job
Printing superior to any other establish
ment in the county. Orders by mail
promptly filled. All letters should be ad
The hearth is swept, the fire is bright,
The kettle sings for tea;
The cloth is spread, the lamps alight,
The muffins smoke in napkins white,
And now I wait for thee.
Come home, love, come 1 thy task is done ;
The clock ticks I;steningly ;
The blinds are shut, the curtains down,
The arm-chair to the fireside drawn,
The boy is on my knee.
Come home, love, come! his deep fond eye
Looks round him wistfully;
And when the whispering wind goes by,
As if thy welcome steps were nigh,
Ile crows exultingly.
In vain!—he finds the welcome vain.
And turns his glance on mine
So earnestly, that yet again
Hie form unto my heart I strain,
That glance is so like thine.
Thy task is done—we miss thee here
Where'er thy footsteps roam,
No heart will spend such kindly cheer,
No beating heart, no listening ear,
Like those who wait thee home.
Ah 1 now along the cross-wsdk fast
The well-known step doth come;
The bolt is drawn, the gate is past,
The boy is wild with joy at last I
A•thousand welcomes home!
Regina's Revenge.
"Now, good-bye, until the tenth, then
you are mint—mine forever !"
He clasped the slender figure closer to
his heart, and pressed passionate kisses on
the trembling scarlet lips of beautiful Essie
Fleming, his betrothed wife.
"When will you come, Harry ?" she
asked, raising her head from his breast,
and lifting up to him her shining love-lit
"I will be here at five o'clock in the
evening, and you must be all ready, my
beautiful blue-eyed bride!" Again a show
er of hot kisses fell upon the fair upturned
One close, warm embrace, then the
clinging arms were loosened, and he tore
himself away from the side of her he loved
best on earth.
She stood where he had left her, and
watched his manly form out of sight.
"Two whole weeks before I shall see you
again, my Harry !" she murmured, press
ing her lips to the bit of bristol board her
lover had given her a few months before.
It was but a poor counterpart of the hand
some young lawyer, with his flashing black
eyes, and dark curling hair brushed away
from his broad white brow.
Essie's little sister Regie, said she loved
him because he had such a handsome black
moustache, and such splendid white teeth.
Regie was only fifteen, a spoiled black-eyed
spirit, whom everybody loved.
The time sped on quickly, and Essie's
weddini , day was close at hand. For the
last we she had not heard one word from
Harry Lee, and she began to fear that he
was ill. Strange doubts assailed, but she
banished them bravely, and began her
Very lovely looked Essie on her bridal
eve. She was very pale, and the large
blue eyes had a strange expression in their
liquid depths.
Five o'clock came and passed—six—
seven, and still the bridegroom came not.
At last Essie's father came up lo the cham
ber where the bride, surrounded by her
maids, stood waiting, and persuaded her to
come down and join the guests below stairs.
"Something has delayed the train, Essie,
and Harry will soon be here !" said her
mother, as she adjusted the graceful folds
of the costly veil. She consented, and
many were the murmurs of admiration as
she floated into the room, leaning upon her
father's arm. "As fair a bride as ever the
sun shone on."
She stood in the centre of the room,
surrounded by a score of admiring friends,
laughing and chatting; the gayest of the
gay. Her eyes sparkling, and her cheeks
flushed with excitement.
One of the servants approached, and
handed her a yellow-covered letter; seem
ingly a telegram. She turned pale as her
satin robes, and the white hand tattibled
as she received it.
She tore it open, read the few words it
contained, and the next instant a piercing
scream rent the air, and Estelle Fleming,
the bride-elect, fell senseless to the floor.
Her father rushed forward and raised the
insensible form, and bore her to a sofa.—
The fatal letter was held tightly in Ate
little hand, and all efforts to remove it
were in vain. The startled friends gath
ered around the sofa, and tried to restore
At last she opened her eyes, and gazed
wildly around. Her mother bent over her
and asked :
"What is it, my child ?"
“Oh, mamma ! mamma ! he's gone ; gone
forever-" Her voice died away in
a moan.
"Is he dead, Essie ?" asked her mother,
in a hushed voice.
"Yes, oh ! yea. Let me go to my room,
She rose and staggered towards the
door; her rich satin robes trailing after
her !ike a shroud. Her parents helped
her to her room, and when they had en
tered and the door was closed, she turned
and confronted them, with flushed cheeks
and flashing eyes.
"See, Papa, see," she exclaimed, hold
ino•° out the fatal letter toward him; "Har
ry Lee has deserted me for another. Last
night they left for Canada. Oh ! my God!
my God! help me to bear this blow !" she
cried, burying her face in her hands; her
whole form shaken with convulsive sobs.
Her parents gazed at her in horror; speech
less, and thunderstruck at the gross insult
cast upon their child. Her mother tried
to soothe her, but she begged her to go
down stairs, as she would be better alone.
The friends of the unhappy girl return
ed to their homes with saddened hearts,
little dreaming of the terrible news they
would hear on the morrow.
The next morning when Mrs. Fleming
entered her daughter's room, she approach
ed the bed, drew aside the lace curtains,
and bent over to kiss her daughter, but
started back with a cry of wild, anguished
horror, for there lay Essie, still in her bri
dal robes; the rich dress crushed into a
white shining heap; the diamonds on the
white throat gleaming and sparkling
brightly in the uncertain light; she was
lying very still and quiet; sleeping, her
last, long sleep. The late blue eyes were
fixed in death; the rose-bud lips were
slightly parted, revealing the pearly teeth,
and the bright golden hair fell around like
Vhe nots' gown.
I Walt for Thee
Viat ffiterg-gdier.
a cloud. Beautiful Essie—sent to an early
grave by the treachery of the man she
loved. Suffering from a severe toothache,
a few days before, she had procured some
laudanum, and with it she had ended her
Her father's grief was terrible to see.—
He swore he would be revenged on the
base villain who had murdered his child.
It broke the fond mother's heart, and in a
few months after she was laid beside her
daughter, in the quiet churchyard.
Regie, the wild little spirit, had become
strangely quiet since teat fatal night. Her
gay laugh no longer made the grand old
house ring with music as of old. She mo
ved from room to room, only a shadow of
her former self. She was the darling of
her father's heart; his only joy and com
fort. She settled down quietly to her stu
dies, and so the years flew on.
* * * * *
1 1 The handsome parlors of Mrs. General
Stacy, were brilliantly lighted, for it was
the night of the grand ball of the season.
The carriages of the favored few had be
gun to depusite their dainty passenger at
the door of the splendid mansion, and soon
the large rooms would be filled with wealth
and beauty.
In a bay window, surrounded with rare
plants, stood two gentlemen. With one
we have nothing to do, but the other de
mands a word of description. He was a
tall, dark, handsome man, apparently about
thirty. There was a settled melancholy
expression in his black eyes, that made
you think he must have known some great
sorrow. Suddenly his face lighted up
with a rare smile, and he turned to his
companion, and asked eagerly:
"Who is that queenly beauty in the
black velvet robe ?"
bliss Regina Stacy, niece of the Gen
eral, a most notorious flirt, who counts her
victims with as much grim pleasure as an
Indian does his scalps."
"Introduce me, will you ?"
"Yes, bm,guard yourself."
"Do not be the least afraid. I'm not so
easily caught. Forewarned is forearmed,
you know; so come along."
The next moment after, Harry Lee, the
distinguished lawyer made his most courtly
bow, to the proud, beautiful belle.
Did he mark the sudden paling of
the lovely face, and the quick flash in the
lustrous black orbs? In an instant it bad
all vanished, and Regina Stacy was the
charming belle, and gay coquette again.
Gossip set dawn the handsome young
lawyer as another victim of the black-eyed
sirene. And so he was. Day and night
he was her constant shadow. If Regina
would suddenly raise her eyes, and find
his seeking her own, they would drop, and
the bright carnation would leave .the
sweet face. Did she love or fear him ?
Madam rumor wondered why she did
not discard him, and take up the golden
chains that Percy Bennet, the millionaire,
laid at her imperial feet. But gossip was
destined to meet with a grand surprise in
the shape of the announcement of the in
tended marriage of Harry Lee to Regina
The evenine-betew, weddinie.--Re—
gina and Harry stood in the large parlor.
His arm was twined fondly about the slen
der waist, and was trying to look into the
beautiful eyes. But the white lids were
drooped, and the dark curling lashes swept
the damask cheek.
•Why are you so silent to-night, my
dearest ?" he asked, drawing her closer,
and raising her white hand to his lips.
"I was thinking," she murmured, "that
this will be the last day that Regina Stacy
and Harry Lee will ever be together."
"Yes, dearest, for to-porrow you will be
Mrs. Regina Lee !"
She shuddered, and he clasped her al
most fiercely, and cried out passionately :
"Regina, tell me, for heaven's sake, be
fore it is too late; tell me do you love
me ?"
"Love you ?" The large eyes, now lu
minous with love, were raised to his face.
Yes she loved him. There was no mis
taking that look. It spoke volumes. It told
of a burning, passionate love.
"Forgive me fur doubting you !" he
What a handsome couple they made
standing before the minister of God to be
made one. He, so strong, so grand, so
kingly. She, so fair, so beautiful, and so
proud. Regina in her white satin robes,
rich lace veil, and orange 'flowers. Her
blue-black hair brushed away from her low
white brow, and sweeping in heavy curls
over her shoulders, made a picture for an
artist. Their hands were clasped together;
her slender white one restin ,, confidingly
in his. The ceremony proceeded. r Harry
answered all his questions in a clear voice.
Then the minister turned to. Regina, and
asked :
"Wilt thou have this man to be your
wedded husband, - and etc.?"
There was a solemn silence. All wait
ed to hear her reply. It came; but not as
they expected. Snatching her hand quick
ly from Harry's, She flung back her veil,
and in a tone loud enough to be heard in
all parts of the room said :
"No, I will ~ever marry him." Then
turning to Harry, said : "Know me now
at last. Not as Regina Stacy but as Regie
Fleming, the sister of her whom you killed
by your falseness. At her dying bedside,
in the middle of the night of your perfidy,
she called me, told me what yuu had done,
and made me swear to avenge her. And
now, Harry liee; there is the door, and al
though I loved yon better than my life,
you must go. I could never marry a man
upon whose soul a murder rests."
The fine figure was drawn to its full
height; the dark eyes flashing, the beauti
ful head thrown proudly back, and the
ruby lips wreathed themselves into a scorn
ful smile. Every eye was turned upon
her, and the silence of death reigned in
the brilliant room. Harry Lee stood look
ing at her. A deadly pallor overspread
ing his handsome face. The next moment
he was on his knees at her feet. Clutch
ing her dress with both hands, he pleaded
like a child.
"Forgive! Oh, Regie f forgive. I was
but a boy then ; another led me on, and
then deserted me. Oh ! Regina, for six
long weary years have I repented of that
one base act of my life. For the sake of
our happiness, forgive me !"
"Never ! Go, and never let me see your
face again. It was for this I led you on.
I never loved you; no never !"
But the proud voice quivered, and all
there knew that it was a falsehood that she
He rose from his knees, and drew him
self up, and in a voice, full proud as her
own ; said: "Regina, I have humbled my
self to you, and asked you- to forgive an
act of folly committed in my boyish days,
but you refused. I forgive you, for 'I love
you still. But _ I will go, and'nenex• come
- He turned aiid walked firmly from the
room. Sbe.gaiCa low, sobbing cry, and
clasped her hands over her heart. The
next moment the sharp report of a pistol
rang out in the hall, accompanied by a
heavy fall. Regina ran from the room
into the hall shrieking, "I have killed him !
I have killed him !" She was at his side
in a moment, and when he saw her, his
face lighted up with one of his rare smiles.
He raised himself, and held out his arms
towards her. She sprang into them, and
winding her arms about his neck, sob
bed aloud.
"Do you forgive me Regie ?" he whis
"Yes, Oh, yes ! I forgave you long ago,"
she cried, "but I swore to avenge Essie,
and I have done so; but at what a cost !
"Never mind, my darling. Perhaps it
is better so. I did not mean it, God
knojs I did not !"
His voice grew weak, and . a deathly
pallor overspread his face. A doctor, who
chanced to be among the guest came quick
ly forward, but it was too late ; the ball
had entered a fatal spot.
Regis was clasped in his arms, and his
spirit had flown, the 'doctor touched her
gently, saying: "Come, my child, it is
She did not answer, and he raised her
drooping head from her dead lover's breast.
But he laid it gently back, and turning to
the wonder stricken friends i said softly.
"She is dead ! I knew it must come soon;
she has had the heart disease for three
Regina's revenge was completed !
fee the L;1. illion.
A Word to Young Men
It is as easy to be a good man as a poor
one. Half the energy displayed in keep
ing ahead that is required to catch up
wh-n behind, would save credit, give more
time to attend to business, and add to the
profit and reputation of those who work
for gain. Be prompt; honor your engage
meats. If you promise to meet a man, or
do a certain thing at a certain moment, be
ready at the appointed time. If you go
out on business, attend promptly to the
matter on hand, then as promptly attend
to 'our own business. Do not stop to tell
stories during business hours. If you have
a place of business, be there when wanted.
No man can get rich by sitting around
stores and saloons. Never "fool" on busi
ness matters. Have order, system, regu
larity and promptness. Do not meddle
with business you know nothing of. Never
buy any article you do not need, simply
because it is cheap, and the man who sells
will take it out in trade. Trade is money.
Strive to avoid harsh words and personali
ties. Do not kick every stone in the path
—more miles can be made in a day by
going steadily on, than stopping to kick.
Pay as you go. A man of honor respects
his word as he does his bond. Aid, but
never beg. Relieve others when you can,
but never give what you cannot afford to,'
simply because it is fashionable. Learn
to say No. No necessity for snapping it
co b . 11.111011 y - Lu say a.,oy dittl
pectfully. Have but few confidants. Use
your own brains rather than those of oth
ers. Learn to think and act for youraelf.
Be vigilant. Keep ahead rather than be
hind the times. Young man, cut this out,
and place it, by careful perusal, in the
golden store-house of your brain, and if you
find that there is folly in the argument,
let us know,
A Pure Heart,
A pore heart is a blessing above all
price. It gives a tone, harmony, and beau
ty to - life that nothing else can give. And
then it brings a man into such communion
with God and divine things as to make
them present with him. Blessed are the
pure in heart for they shall see God, says
Jesus. A pure heart rather than a strong
intellect is the faculty through which we
apprehend the spiritual truths. It appre
hends by sympathy rather than by logical
movement—it feels the truth like the seeds
feel the dew and sunlight, or the mercury
feels the cold and heat, rather than rea
sons itself into it. It knows it, not in the
light of solution, but in the feeling of lone
ness and affinity with it.
A pure heart is a good pilot. It keeps a
man out of all mischief and so out of all
inward misery and remorse. It steers him
clear of breakers and reefs and gives steadi
ness and poetry to all his motions. It puts
beautiful pictures in the eyes, ann so makes
the outward world a delight and glory.
For to the pure all things are pure. It
exhales its own fragrance through every
function and so makes the whole man re
dolent of grace and muscular with strength.
It chases all fear out of a man and makes
him bold, brave true. It is calm and poised
in great trust, for it "sees" and therefore
has knowledge. It is a law to itself and a
light to itself. It is in the joy of all bless
ings, for perfect purity is perfect life and
perfect life is perfect peace. First pure,
then peaceable. It keeps a man from col
lision with conscience, Christ and God, and
makes his life a part of the rythm of the
universe, a full note in the hymn of the
angels.— Christian Radical.
Persuasion Better than Force
Deal gently with those who stray. Draw
them back by love and persuasion. A kiss
is worth a thousand kicks. A kind word
is more valuable to the lost than a mine of
gold. Think of this, and be on your
guard, ye who would chase to the grave an
erring brother. We must consult the
gentlest manner and softest season of ad
dress; our advice must not fall like a vio
lent storm, bearing down and making these
to droop whom it is intended to cherish
and refresh. It must descend as the dew
on the tender herb, or like melting flakes
of snow; the softer it falls the longer it
dwells upon and the deeper. it sinks into
the mind. If there are few who have the
humility to receive advice as they ought,
if is often because there are few who have
the discretion to convey it in the proper
way, and who can qualify the harshness
and bitterness of reproof, against which
human nature is apt to revolt. To probe
the wound to the bottom, with all the
boldness and resolution of a good spiritual
surgeon, and yet with all the delicacy and
tenderness of a friend, requires a very dex
terous and manly hand. An affable de
portment and complacency of behaviour
will disarm the most obstinate; whereas if,
instead of calmly pointing out their mis
takes, we break out into unseemly sallies
of passion, we cease to have any influence.
FRUGALITY may be termed the daugh
ter of prudence, the sister of temperance,
and the parent of liberty. He that is
extravagant will quickly become poor, and
poverty will enforce dependence and invite
Modes of Walking
An ingenious cotemporary gives the
following summary of the different modes
of walking adopted by those who go to
and fro upon the earth :
Observing people move slowly; their
heads move alternately from side to side,
while they occasionally stop and turn
Careful persons lift their feet high and
place them down slowly, picking up some
little obstruction and placing it down by the
aide of the way.
Calculating persons generally walk with
their pockets and their heads slightly in
Modest persons generally step softly for
fear of being observed.
Timid persons often step off from the
sidewalk on meeting another, and always
go around a stone instead of stepping over
Wide awake persons "toe ont," and
have a long swing of their arms, while
their hands move along simultaneously.
Careless persons are forever stubbing
their toes.
Lazy persons scrape about loosely with
their heels, and are first on the side
of the walk and then on the other.
Unstable persons walk fast and slow by
One idea persons are always very selfish
ones, and "toe in:"
Cross persons are apt to hit their knees
Good natured persons snap their fingers
and thumb every few steps.
Fun-loving persons have a kind of jig
How to Dress Children,
Now that winter is approadaing, it be
hooves parents more than ever to see that
their children are clothed in such a man
ner as to protect them from the inclemency
and sudden changes of the weather. The
chief cause of infantile mortality, in addi
tion to foul air, too poor or too rich food,
is the false pride of many mothers. Chil
dren are killed by the manner in which
they are dressed as certainly as by any
other cause. In our changeable climate
children of the most tender age are left
with bare arms and legs and low-necked
dresses. The mothers, in the same dresses,
would shiver and suffer with cold, and ex
pect a fit of sickness as the result of their
culpable carelessness. And yet the moth
ers could endure such a treatment with far
less danger to health and life than their
tender infants can. A moment's reflec
tion will indicale the effects of this mode
of dressing, or rather want of dressing, on
the child. The moment the cold air strikes
its bare arms and legs the blood is driven
from their extremeties to the internal and
more vital organs. The result is conges
tion, to a greater or leas extent, of those
organs. In warm weather the heat will
bring on affections of the bowels, and this
mode of dressing may be reckoned as one
of the chief causes of summer complaints.
But in cold weather congestion and inflam
mation of -the hraiw and lnnirs are the re
sult. It is painful to see children thus
dressed like victims for sacrifice.
I Can Not, Sir.
A young man—we will call him honest
Frank—mho loved truth, was a clerk in
the office of a rich merchant. One day a
letter came recalling an order for goods,
which had been received the day before.
The merchant handed it to honest Frank,
and, with a persuasive smile, said :
"Frank, reply to this note. Say that the
goods were shipped before the receipt of
the letter countermanding the order."
"Frank looked into his employer's face
with a sad but firm glance, and replied :
"I can not, sir."
"Why not, sir ?" asked the merchant
"Because the goods are now in the yard,
and it would be a lie, sir."
"I hope you will always be so Particu
lar," replied the merchant turning upon
his heel, and going away.
Honest Frank did a bold, as well as a
right thing. What do you suppose hap
pened to him ? Did he lose his place? No;
quite different • . The merchant was too
shrewd to turn away one who would not
write a lying letter. He knew the untold
value of such a youth, and at once made
him his confidential do*.
The Ku Klux Committee.
WASHINGTON November 1, 1871
Senator Scott, who is now here, has be
gun the examination of the Kuklux testi
mony for the purpose of preparing a draft
of the report to. be submitted to the com
mittee• when it reassembles here on the
20th. The evidence taken here covers
over twenty-two hundred printed pages,
and that now being taken in Georgia, the
Carolinas, Florida,Alabama, Mississippi,
and Tennessee wil cover nearly as many
more. About four hundred witnesses
were examined here, and more than that
number have appeared before the travel
ing sub-committee. The report on the
financial condition of the South, which
Senator Pool's sub-committee is endeavor
ing to make as complete as possible, will
cover several hundred pages, and altogeth
er it is probable the report accompanying
the testimony and documents will fill be
tween six and seven thousand pages. Sen
ator Scott feels quite confident that the
Kuklux will be broken up in South Caro
lina, and that most of the leaders will eith
er be arrested or leave the State. Judge
Hoge writes from Columbia that they are
terribly alarmed, and that the full over
throw of the conspiracy is more than pro
GEORGE 0. EVANS was brought before
Judge Pearson on a habeas corpus, on
Friday last, on the charge of embezzlement.
A rule had also been granted on the Com •
monwealth, to show cause why Evans
should not be discharged from bail on the
civil action to recover the money. The
commonwealth was represented by the
Attorney General, the Deputy Attorney
General, and Hon. Wayne M'Veigh, and
Mr. Evans by Messrs. Hall and Briggs.
On Monday Judge Pearson announced his
decision, discharging Evans on the embez
zlement, and reduced his bait in the civil
action from $400,000 to $lOO,OOO. And
now that it is judicially determined that
Evans is not guilty of embezzlement, we
hope the public will await patiently the
trial of the civil snit, which will determine
how much he owes the State, and will en
force the payment of whatever is due. Of
all senseless clamors that ever disturbed
the Commonwealth, that made about Evans,
or rather the State Administration, has
been the silliest, as most people now see,
and all will in the end be convinced.—
Carlisle Ilercrld. •
A 000 D TUNE.--Fortune,
The world is full of grumblers. It is
impossible to please everybody. Men grum
ble at their wives, their children, their
friends, their preacher, their lawyer, and,
more particularly, their editor. The latter
named person is perhaps, of all others,
most subject to kicks and cuffs, criticisms
and objections, from every quarter. When
his duty is faithfully discharged, he is sure
to displease some one. • All men do not
think alike, and hence what suits Peter
does not always suit. Paul, by any means.
If we write iu favor of temperance we of
fend the liquor men, and if we chance to
say a word in favor of the much-abused
liquor men we have the temperance advo
cates about our ears. If we see merit in
some special act done in one of our churches
and compliment it, we have to take the
censures of others about whose churches
we did not write. It we expose hypocrisy
by a few well-timed hits, the saints get it
into the:r heads that we mesa them and
we are interrogated on the street and in
our office and subjected to loss of time and
a score or two of annoying questions. And
so it goes the year around, and doubtless
will continue to go until the grave closes
over us, and even then, probably, some one
will curse our memory and wisha man like
us had never lived. This is the way of the
world. An editor has a hard life of it
here. He earns his bread and butter with
something even more than the sweat of his
face, and the crust is very often bitter
from the recollection of the taunts and
insults by which it was purchased. It re
quires the patience of Job, and a little
superadded, to get along with some people,
and yet we are satisfied that our readers
are as clever as the most of men and wo
men, and probably a little more so.
A Family Remarkable for Twins
Jamestown, Russell county, Kentucky,
there lives one of the most remarkable of
fkmilies. Mr. James Jeffries, lately at
tending the United States court in Lousi
ville, as a juror, tells the story. He says
that he was married before he was seven
teen years old, his wife being only five
days younger than himself. They lived
together seven years without children,
when his wife gave birth to twins, a boy
and a gill. In the fitteen years which
followed nineteen children were born to
the happy couple, each of the first three
births being twins and each subsequent
birth alternating between twins and single
births until fifteen years were accomplished
and nineteen children composed the family
circle, seven pairs of twins being born
during the time. Mr. Jeffries is only forty
five years old and is still youthful in ap
pearance and very stout. His wife never
had better health in all her life than at
present, though she will not weigh 100
pounds. Her greatest weight at any time
was 110 pounds. The boy of the first
twins now weighs 165 pounds, the girl
125 pounds. All the boys who are
grown have made large men ; the girls
are of good size and all the children healthy.
iiiinamen have emu.
Mr. Jeffries has ten brothers, all of whom
are large men, and within the families of
the eleven brothers there are thirty-seven
pairs of twins, -asking seventy-four twin
children ; to say nothing of the host of
single births. Five of Sir. Jeffries' chil
dren are married, and added to all those
singular facts, notwithstanding the absence
of silvery locks on his bead, he is the grand
father of five children.
Miscellaneous Items
Butter is minety-five cents a pound in
A San Francisco faro bank is run by
Baron Von Gernit has written a book on
The imported Sweet's can't stand the
mild climate of Georgia.
The best inheritance any one can have
is an honest imployment.
Twenty English families are on their
way to join the Lebanon Shakers.
Providence is to have a religo,us paper
called the Catholic ildvocate.
Conneticut has 292 Congregational
churches and 49,318 members.
The aggregate value of the churches des
troyed in Chicago is $8,000,000.
The veritable sea serpent has made its
appearance off the coast of Ireland.
Numerous fashionable weddings have
rendered Baltimore very gay this fall.
Sunday evening receptions are said to
be quite fashoiable iu New York city.
The New Jersey State prison officers
are charged with starving the prisoners.
The estimate waste of gas in London
from defective burners is only $2,500,000.
New cider is worth $4 to $5 in Lebanon,
New Hamshire, and plenty of old cider is
it store.
Ice has formed in the Baltic Sea, and
there is already an interruption of
John Ruskin has undertaken to revise
all his works for republication in a uniform
octavo edition.
France employs X 116,000,000 capital
in the liquor trffie, and only £8,000,000
in cotton industry.
The Greek Catholics of Russia allow no
priest to perform any spiritual function
until he has a wife.
Mr. Seward has been interviewed to the
extent of half a dozen colums by a New
York reporter.
The factories along the Ohio 'river are
being obliged to close on account of the
scarcity of coal.
Geo'rgia increased more last year in the
value of property than any previous year
of its history.
The Chicago papers publish the Union
nominations for city and county officers as
the "Fire- proof ticket."
A new style of entertainments this season
is called "High Teas," or "Thee Dansant
es," which are very popular.
Of the twenty-nine elections held in
Saxony the results of twenty are made pub
lic. Fourteen of these are liberal.
Not half the usual number of letters
are written in France since the high post
age law has gone into operation.
George Bancroft, the historian, is at
present a member of no fewer than thirty
one learned societies in Europe.
The Rochester, N. Y., gas company,
after boring 1,37 feet without finding
either oil or gas, have abandoned their well.
The Vermont Central railroad has a
library of 2,000 volumes at St. Albans, ex
pressly for the use of the workmen upon
the road.
NO. 45.
Mu goat girth.
The clouds hang languid in the west,
Like sails when winds have sunk to rest.
And slowly rolls the sun through haze,
As though the round of endless days,
From dawn till night, and night t.ll dawn
Again, the ages on, had drawn
The spirit of his life away,
And quenched his zeal, and dimmed each ray,
And made the circuit of the sky
A task too difficult and high.
The brook runs low and slow and still,
More stagnant pool than dancing rill ;
And where it leaped in bright cascades,
And poured through easily palisades,
Now scarce a ripple marks its flow,
Or flashes in the morning's glow.
With beauty gone and 'minished force,
And hushed in all its sweet discourse,
And fed no more by mountain spring.
Tie but an empty, weary thing.
All sounds die out upon the air
Before its vibrant chords can bear
Them over hill and mead and glen,
To be returned in sound again.
The birds, inactive, rest on vine
And sheltered twig, nor once incline
To break, with liquid note of song,
The sitence reigning overlong.
Or if, for flight, they spread their wings,
Rise awkwardly, with buffctings,
Liice aliens to the element
In which their happy lives are spent.
The cattle droop; the flocks recline
Beneath the shades of beech and pine;
And something kin to tiredness
All life aoth burden and oppress.
The quaint old mill within the vale,
Where orchards meet and merge in awale,
No longer grinds the farmers' griata
Of golden grain, and nicely sifts
The fine from coarse. It rests and waits,
And pants for water at the gates.
A few months gone, the splashing wheel
Went round and round, and corn to meal
It turned, and wheat to flour, and our
Hearts bent in awe before its power.
And. then it feebler grew, as days
And weeks wore on, and all its ways
Were changed to lower keys, till one
By one each stone had ceased to run.
And now a silent sentinel,
Whose lips refuse, but actions tell
The story of a round of deeds,
Whose usefulntss is best of creeds,
It stands--itnbrowne?, alone, 8.1 mate,
A testimony none refute
To the low, impotent estate
Toward which all things do gravitate.
And half way down the long, steep hill,
Close by a tree whose branches fill
The sacks of boys at Autumn time,
With nuts to match their stores of rhyme,
A bent old man, with locks of gray,
That whiter grow from day to day,
And limbs that once could leap and play,
And now his weight can hardly stay,
Toils upward, stepping low and slow,
As laggard pulses beat and flow,
But hard the task the bight to gain,
And long the labor, sharp the pain,
'Heath burden of fourscore and ten
He halts and rests and walks again,
And forward looks, and backward, too,
And wonders if it can be true
That this old hill remains as yore,
When he, and other youths a score,
And maidens, roseate with health
And resolution—best of wealth—
Could scale its top ; nor feel it more
Than kittens sporting on the floor.
v.,. i....bor•—••Cli SVOWIrIr4-'4,4,
And more the helplessness of life,
Till broke shall be the golden bowl,
And loosed the silver chord of soul.
With weariness the whole world groans ;
And mingled are the sighs and moans
That heavy hearts and aching brans
And tired hands and feet in chains
Force through the lips of those who bend
Beneath their burdens, asking end
Of trials, toil and sore distress;
But finding more, instead of less.
It is not here. Our rest remains
Beyond this realm of tasks and pains ;
And Be who gives his loved ones sleep
Will grant it when the time is meet.
"Where is the Liquor?"
On a certain occasion one Paul Denton,
a Methodist preacher in Texas, advertised
a barbecue, with better liquor than is usu
ally furnished. When the people assem
bled, a desperado in the crowd cried out.
"Mr. Paul Denton, your reverence has lied.
You promised not only a good barbecue,
but better liquor. Where's the liquor ?"
"There !" answered the missionary, in
tones of thunder, and pointing his long,
bony fingers at the matchless double spring,
gushing up in two strong columns, with a
sound like a shout of joy, from the bosom
of the earth. -There !" he repeated, with
a look terrible as lightning, while his ene
my actually trembled at his feet ; "there is
the liquor which God, the Eternal, brews
for His children !"
"Not in the simmering still, over smoky
fires choked with Roisonons gases, and our
' rounded with the stench of sickening odors
and corruption, doth your Father in heaven
prepare the precious essence of life—pure
cold water. But in the glade and grassy
dell, where the red deer wander and the
child loves to play, there God brews it;
and down, low down in the deepest valleys,
where the fountain murmurs and the rills
sing; and high up on the mountain tops,
where the naked granite glitters like gold
in the sun, where the storm cloud broods
and the thunder storms crash; and out on
the wide, wide sea, where the hurricane
howls music, and the big waves roar the
chorus, sweeping the march of God—there
he brews it—beverage of life, health-giving
water. And everywhere it is a thing of
beauty, gleaming in the dewdrop, singing
in the summer rain, shining in the ice-gem,
till they seem turned to living jewels;
spreading a golden veil over the setting
sun, or a white gauze around the midnight
moon; sporting in the cataract, sleeping
in the glacier, dancing in the hail-shower;
foiding its bright curtains softly around
the wintry world, and weaving the many
colored bow, that seraph's zone of the air,
whose warp is the rain-drops of the earth
and whose woof is the sunbeams of heaven,
all checkered ovar with the celestial flowers
of the mystic band of refraction—that
blessed lite-water. No poisonous bubbles
On its brink; its foam brings not madness
and murder; no blood stains its liquid
glass; pale widows and starving children
weep not burning tears in its depths !
Speak out, my friends; would you exchange
it for the demon's drink, alcohol ?"
A shout like the roar of the tempest an
swered, "No !"—John B. Gough.
Three Important Things
Three things to love—courage, gentle
ness and affection.
Three things to admire—intellectual
power, dignity and gracefulness.
Three things to delight in—beauty.
frankness and freedom.
Three things to wish for—health,friends,
and cheerful spirit.
Three things to avoid—idleness, loqua
city and flippant jesting.
Three things to pray for—faith, peace
and purity of heart.
Three things to govern—temper, tongue
and conduct.
Three things to think about—life,death
and eternity.