Lewistown gazette. (Lewistown, Pa.) 1843-1944, May 26, 1849, Image 1

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We have no home ;
1 he cottagre gray is ours no more.
And by its hearth-stone strangers dwell;
A darkness hangs about the door
Which scarce the sunshine can dispel ;
There youthful joys, affection's ties,
Gave a foretaste of paradise,
And sweet the day of toil or rest,
A mother's presence always blest.
We have no home ;
A thousand thoughts unbidden start—
A thousand fears portentous rise
To freight the soul and shake the heart,
Like clouds athwart the summer skies.
No home ! afar let nie be cast.
Since here the stranger s foot hath passed ;
The barque which braves mid-oceau's roar,
Mav wreck upon her native shore.
We have no home ;
And vet. my sister, yet with thee
Aii*humble cot 1 hope to gain—
For dear unto our heart would be
The lowest roof that wards the rain,
Where winter storms a joy wouid yield,
And pleasures fill each summer field,
Where nature's music, groves and flowers,
Portray the home that first was ours !
It's rare to see the morning breeze,
Like a bonfire frae the sea ;
It's fair to see the burnie kiss
The lip o' the flowery lea ;
An' fine it is on green"hill side,
Where hums the bonnie bee ;
But rarer, fairer, finer far,
Is the Ingle side for me.
Glens may be gilt wi' go wans rare,
The birds may fill the tree ;
And haughs hae a' the scented ware
That simmer growth can gie ;
But the canty hearth where cronies meet, ]
An' the darling o' our e'e,
That makes to us a warl complete—
Oh, the Ingle side for me.
From the Bolton Traveller. j
'I hope,' said Mrs. Simpson, ; I shall
iiive more to be thankful for at the close '
1 the \ear 1849, than I have had during
She sighed as she uttered, ' the ;
vs:year has been nothing but trouble from
".id nmng to end.'
'How can you say so Maria?' remarked
Mrs. Hopkins, her mother-in-law. ' I
em sure 1 don't see what great troubles
' • u have had ; your husband and children
have been well, arid that alone is a sufficient
subject of gratiluile. Do look at poor I
"ir-i. Ames, who has lost every one of her
little ones -.vih the scarlet fever.'
' You ate always pointing me, mother,
to somebody who is worse off than I
ern. while you never speak of those who |
zte far better off than r^yself.'
'lt is best to remember our mercies,
'Arid who can forget their trials, I should
to know. Have I had any peace in j
..tichen for months? Have I not been '
'•'annually changing help ? And now
R/idget says unless 1 raise her wages she j
•■'ill leave me next week.'
'As Bridget appears to be a good girl, j
terhaps, c'tgr, jou had better give !:®r an
her quarter a week, and thus insure b
h oofJ cook.' j
i won't do it, mother; she may go as
£ " r ti as she choose*.'
' Bat, Maria, you won't get a girl under
e -hillings ; every family pays that.'
' Then 1 will go without ; I will do the j
Krk myself.'
drs. Hopkins knew well enough where
- work wouid fail it Bridget left ; she
. : heard just such boasting before.
I hope in Jorty nine money will be
: itiei ihatt I have found it this last year, j
1 '-appose you ajrree with me in this wish,
fr'-'her, if in no other ?'
'W'-11, I don't know, child, but wc have
thing for our comfort, and some
(•-, mo. Samuel has been kept from
• e ; and how much belter is that than
1 -.ay whoin wo know, who have lost aii
■' v had made for years !'
'Y •• f- tk of luxuries. 1 wonder what
' - refor to,' muttered Mrs. Simpkins.
By, good fond, sometimes rich food, |
prepared. Iticli dresses, too; you re- 1
' 't ihe i C'i silks you and the children
had this last year. Good water, |
e Cochittia'e cut t ie I to every chain- ;
L the greatest luxury of aii.'
4 woiid< r you don't udd, the sun ha? ,
and the light has come regularly i
" r >'morning, under this head, mother.
lua v-ry specific in y<>ur enumera-i
! I don't class common blessings among
;"-evr-rybody has these.'
I .ult as you may, Maria, those com
' h img 4 as you icrm them, are truly
jrwi* i t iv.jri which Heaveu bestows:
=? ~ 1 11 - ®*s ifiß'srsasyc&iaißai
the beaut Oil surt, the grateful light,—l
wish you could feel as my friend did, who
said he never opened his eyes, hut he first
thanked God for the birth of a new day.'
' I suppose you rue thankful, mother,
dial yon have not had the hydrophobia, nor
the cholera, nor yellow fever V
'There :s a great reusuti to he thankful
1 f-r an escape Irorn iheac ravages, Maria.
Don't, 1 beg of you, speak so lightly of
your many escapes, and your thousand
'1 have truly escaped a great deal mo
ther: I have escaped lire trouble of moving,
because, we are too poor to live in better
style ; I have escaped 'he fatigues attend
ing upon selecting some tapestry carpets ;
I have escaped ever so many coles, be
cause 1 did not go to amusemets ; 1 liuvr
escaped giving a party, because Samuel
said lie did not feel himselfable to give one
this year. Indeed,' said lire thoughtless,
giddy woman, *1 have escapod a great deal
more, —there's tire, sword, pestilence, and
famine. None of these have come nigh
Mrs. Hopkin's could not forbear smiling,
and yet she secrelly deplored the want of
real gratitude iit her daughter-in-law.—
4 \\ hat, Maria,' she inquired, ' would you
most of all desire the coming y ear, admit
ting all our wishes came at our bidding V
Mrs. Simpkins hesitated a moment —' 1
will veil you what of ail things on earth, i
should esteem the greatest blessing ;
what 1 should prefer above all olheis ;
A bag of California Gold !'
'I am soriy for your selection, child.—
Gold is desirable, i know, inasmuch as it
procures many comforts ; but remember,
Maria, what Solomon chose was far better ,•
a bag of wisdom and an understanding
'You are always quoting some old Tes
tament character, mother. For my part, I
think more of some heroes and sages that
Scott, Bulwer, and Dickens have written
Mrs. Hopkins sighed over such a ibo't
less woman, but discreetly kept hei temper
and made no ill natured remark. She
always prayed that God would turn her
heart, for she knew she could not.
The New Y ear had already arrived ;
and Mrs. Simpkins demanded of her indul
gent husband an X, as she called it, to pro
cure some presents suited to herself and
children. As usual, she obtained it and
starting for Irer shopping expedition she
forgot all her grievances.
'But Maria,'called out tier mother,'you
are not going out with your feet unprotect
ed, this slippery day ; do come hack and
put on your rubbers ; you know you always
say yoit cannot stand on ice. '
' 1 have not fallen yet, and I don't tear
it at all. 1 am moie aliaid of another
kind of downfall,' said she playfully, as
she shut the door. She icould have her
own way. Gaily she slipped along down
the street, and met with no mishap. She
found everything to her mind, and her ten
dollars were quickly expended upon a set
of chessmen, fan, 100 box, and a small
work box for her oldest daughter. She
took them all in her muff and hands, for
she could not wait to have them sent home,
so great was her desire to display her pur
chases. Trotting down the hill, a little
distance from her own door 6he slipped,
and away flew all the purchases in every
direction. She tried to rise, hut alas ' she
had her ankle, and m the ('flint
to sa(Mieiself had severely strained her
wrist ! A gentleman near assisted her to
rise, and seeing the difliculty, lie procured
a cai ruge instantly, and in a moment she
was at her own door. The driver rang
violently, and soon the cries of Mrs. Simp
kins could be heard in all parts of the
house, mingled with reproaches that she
omit led to wear any protection to her feet.
Mrs. Hopkins kindly soothed these up
braidings, which were uttered too late,
and dispatched a message for her husband
and physician. TiiS surgeon pronounced
her ankle badly fractured, find having set
the bone and bandaged the swollen limb,
amidst shrieks und groans, which only
chloroform mitigated into insensibility.—
Mrs. Sinripkins was doomed to suffering
unpremeditated and unprepared, llcrpain
was ntense; she was bruised internally ;
and with great difliculty could he touched
at nil. Sleep was banished from her eyes,
only as un opiate procured it, and then it
wus unrefreshing.
As her mother-in-law was sitting by her
side, gently soothing her distracted feelings,
as she mourned over tho loss of slumber,
she ventured to ask her if she did not find
this common blessing, sleep, a luxury of
which she had never before thought !
4 Oh dear,' murmured the sufferer, 4 I
shall never, never he so ungrateful for this
BLESSING again.'
Mrs. Siinpkins* ryes were badly affect
ed arid the light rendered painful, and of
course excluded from her apartment.
4 1 have been thinking,' said she one
day as a faint ray shot across her bed,
4 what a blessing is light ; I never thought
nf it before, and ight, too ; oh, if I could
only be as I once was.'
4 But,' said Mrs. Hopkins, 4 Maria dear,
you will bo far better than ever you were,
I trust. You are coming to yourself child,
to self reflection, to gratitude for what you
never before prized.
Mo. Simpkin* sat or laid with her limb
i extended across the mattress or chair for
days. ' If,' said she, 4 I could only walk.'
' Did you ever prize this blessing, Ma-
I ria?'again inquired the judicious mother,
it belongs to that class we can call com•
mon, child. Wouid you not even consider
it the greatest luxury to he able to step
! out aud breathe the refreshing njr ?'
• I never, can be insensible to ibis bless
' iog again,' said ihe htdpli.s invalid,
i ' And now, Maria,' pursued Mrs. Hop
kins, 'as we again review the past year,
do not subjects of gratitude rise in count
less numbers before you. Would vou ex
change them for Galiforiria gold, even il
j a mure opened at vour feet V
' Deai motner, 1 was thoughtless end
ignorant of the source of true happiness. 1
'And it is thus,' pursued Mrs. Hopkins.
' God shows us our folly. Y\ e are cor
reeled by accidents, we are disciplined by
pain, we are made grateful by privation.
I his tall w inch has occasioned you so
many, many painful hours, if improved,
may bo the t-r. alcst blowing which ever
befel you. fo have our hearts opened to
new sources of real happiness is worth
more than all that prosperity can give, if
she tans us with wings of gold.'
Mrs. Sunphms seems possessed of a
different spirit. She is kind, grateful, and
thoughtful; and if the experience of this
sickness di.es not wear off as she rotor ,s
again to the world, the year eighteen hun
dred aud forty nine is likely to yield far
more satisfactory happiness limn any pre
vious year of her life. We truly wish
her " a happy new year."
If there are any other Mrs, Simpkins,
alike thoughtless of real causes of grati
tude, as they close ihe past and enter upon
the new year, may her experience prove
equally beneficial to them likewise.
Shortly after the completion of the
'Great National road' ibrugh Ohio, the
incident 1 am about to relate, occurred.
There was, HI a quiet little village
through which this 'road' passed, a hotel
where the stages always changed, and the
passengers expected to get breakfast.—
The landlord of said hotel was noted for
his'tricks upon travellers,'who were al
lowed to get fairly seated at the table,
when the driver would blow his hern and
sing out, 'stage ready gentlemen!' where
upon the passengers were obliged to hur
ry out and take their seats, !ea\ ing a scarce
ly lasted break I ist behind them, fur which,
however, they had to fork over fifty cents
Time and place you have, now for the how
our hero succeeded in ' geltin' the value
The hero I speak of, was one of nine
male passengers in a stage coach which
was slowly approaching the village above
mentioned, one cold morning in February,
" Gentlemen," Fad one of the nine, ' 1
have often travelled tins road befoie, and
out of good feeling to all, I will caution
you against' hugging the delusive phan
tom of hope,' a-> irgards getting breakfast
at the hotel yve are approaching."
"What ? How ? No breakfast !" ex
claimed the rest.
" Exactly so, gents, and you may as
well keep your seats and tin."
" Don't thev expi ct passengers to break- !
fast ?"
" Oh Yes ! they expect you to it, but not
to eat it. lam under the impression, thai ;
there is an understanding between the land- j
lord aud driver, that, foi sundry and vari- j
ous drinks, etc., the latter starts before you j
can scarcely commence eating."
• Why. wot on airth air yew talkin'
'bout? Ef you calkerlate I'm goin' to pay |
'four ninepenees' fur my breakfuss and i
i ot git the rath e on't, you air mistakin' !" '
said a voice from the hack seat, li e own J
er of which was one Ilczekiah Spaulding— !
though ' tew hum' they called him 'lie//
for shot l, " I'm goin* tew git my break-!
fuss v re, and not pay 'nary led' till I dew.
" Then you'll be left. '
'' Not as yew knows on, 1 won't !"
" Well, we'll see," said the three, as !
the stage drove up to the door, and the !
landlord, ready to 'do tho hospitable,'
says —
" I'real.fast just ready, gents ! Take a
wash, gents ? Hero's water, basins, tow
els and soap."
After performing their ablutions, they
all proceeded to the dining loom, am! ;
commenced a fierce onslaught upon the
edibles, though 'IF'/.' took hi" time. —
Scarcely had they tasted their coffee, w hen j
they heard the unwelcome sound of tlie ,
horn, and the driver exclaim, 'Stage rea- j
dy !' Up * rise eight grumbling passen ,
gera, pay their 00 cents, and take their
" All aboard, gents?" inquires the host- i
" One missing," said they.
Proceeding to the dining-room, the host
finds lie/, very coolly helping himself to an
immense piece of steak.
" You'll be left, sir ! Stage is going to
Wei, I haint got nffthtn tew say agin
it!" drawls out Hez .
'{ Can't wait sir, better take your scat.
" Dew wot ?"
" Get in sir." ,
<i Fll be gaul-darned ef 1 dew, nuther,
SATURDAY, iYfiAY 20, 1549.
till I've got my breakings ! 1 paid fur it,
and I'm goin to git tire val!ee on't! and ef
yew ealklate I ain't yew air mistakin."
So the stage did start, and loft Ilcz, who
i continued Ins attack on tho edibles. Bis
cuits, coffee, steaks,&c. disappeared rapid
ly before the eyes ol ihe astunisiied land
' S.y, Squire, them there cakes is 'bout
; eat ; fetch us nuther grist on 4 en>.' 'You !
(to the waiter :) -nutlier cup ov that air
ci li 'C 4 . I 1 ass them eggs.' 4 RaiFe yew're
own pork Squire'—this is mazin' nice ham.
Lam! 'bout \ ere tolerable cheap Squire?
ilairi t got much maple timber in these
pails, hev \e 7 Dewin' right smart trade,
Squire, I ealklate. Don't lav vew're own
egg?, dew \o V and thus Iltz kept quiz
zing ihe landlord, until he had made a
hearty meal.
14 bay, Squire, now I'm 'bout tew con
clude pay in' inv devowers tew this ere ta
ble, but ef yew'd just giv us a bowl o'hread
and rr.iik tew sorter top oft* with.t'd be
oMeeged lew yo.'
So out goes the landlord and waiter for
the bowl, milk, and bread, and set them
before Hez.
14 Speun, tew, ef you please !
But no spoon could he found. Land
lord was Fiire he had plenty of silver ones
!\tng on the tabic when the stage stopped.
•Say, yew ! dew you think them pas
sengers is goin' tew pay yew for a break
liiss ar.d not get no compensashun ? '
"Ah ! —what 7 Do you think any cf the
passenger? took ihetn ?"
44 Dew 1 think No. I don't think,
but I'm sartuin—fiflhey air all as green an
vew 'bout here, I'm goin tew locate inimc
, The landlord rushes out to the stable,
and starts a mail off after the stage, which
had gone about three miles. The man
ovei lakes tho stage and says something to
tho driver in a low tone. He iir.niediau ly
turo-back,and on arriving at the hotel, He
comes out to take his seal, ar.d says—
-44 Heuw ttir yew, gents ? I'm rotted glad
tew see yew ?"
Landlord says to Hez, 44 Can you point
out the man you think has the spoons ?"
'• Pint him tout ? Sartinly, 1 ken.—
Say, Squire ! I paid yew four ninepenees
fur a breakfast, and 1 got the rathe on't !
Y'ou'll find them spoons in the coffee-pot !
Go ahead, ail übunrd, driver."—A*. 1".
Spirit of Times.
Ziito, The Sorcrrer.
Very strange things are related of Zii
to, asorc rer, at the court of W encesiaus,
King of B hernia, and afterwards Emperor
of Germany, in the latter part of the four
teenth century. This is, perhaps, all things
considered, the most wonderful specimen of
mugical power any where to b found. It
is recorded by D.ibravious, bishop of Ol
rnidz, in his history of Bohemia. It was
publicly exhibited on occasion of the mar
riage of Wcnceslaus with Sophia, daugii.
ter (.1 the Elector Palatine of Bavaria, be
fore a vast assembled multitude.
The father-in-law ef the king, well
aware of the bridegroom's known predi-
Iccti ri for theatrical exhibitions, aud magi
cal illusions, brought with him to Prague,
f C P 1
the capital of Wenceslaus, a whole wagon
load of morrice-dunceis aud jugglers, who
made their appearance among the royal
retinue. Meanwhile Ziito, the favorite
magician of the King, took Ins place ob
Hcurely among the ordinary spectators.
He, however, immediately arreste>J the ,
attention of the strangers, boirg remarked
for his extraordinary deformity, and a j
mouth that stretched completely from ear
to ear. Ziito was for some time engaged
in quietly observing the tricks and sleights !
tlurt were exhibited. At length, while the j
chief magician of tho Elector Palatine was
still busily employed iu showing some of
the most admired specimens of ins art, ihe j
Bohemian, indignant at what appeared to
him the bungling exhibitions of his broth
er artist, came forward arid reproached him j
with tire utiskilfulncss of lus performances, j
The two professors presently fell into warm .
debate. Ziito, provoked at the insolence
of Ins rival, made uo more ado, but swal- '
lowed him whole before the multitude,!
attired as ho was, all but his shoes, which I
he objected to, because they were dirty.
He then retired for a short time to a closet, !
and presently returned, leading the magi
cian along with him.
Having thus disposed of his rival, Ziito '
proceeded to exhibit the wonders of his
art. He showed himself fiist in his pro
per shape, and then in those ol diflerent
persons successively, with countenance and .
n stature totally dissimilar to his own ; at
one time splendidly attired in robes ol pur
ple and silk, and then, in the twinkling
of an eve, in coarse linen, and a clownish
coHt of frieze. He would proceed along i
the field with a smooth and undulating j
motion, without changing the posture of ;
a limb, for all tho world as ii lie were car
ried along iu a ship. He would keep pace j
with the King's chariot, in a car drawn by ;
barn door fowls.— Ho also amused the |
king's guests as they sat at table, by cans- |
ing, when they stretched out their hands j
to the different dishes, sometimes their 1
hands to turn into cloven feet of an ox, and
at other times, into the hoofs of a horse.
He would clap on them the antlers of a
deer, so that when they put their luads
out at the window to see some sight that
was going by, they could bv no m< j ans draw
j them hack again ; while he, in the mean
time, feasted on the savory cakes that had
been spread before them, at his leisure.
At one lime, lie pretended to be in want
of money, and to ask his wits to devise the
means to procure it. On such an occa
| ho took up a handful of grains of corn,
and presently gave them the form and
appearance of thirty lings, well latted for
the market. He drove these hogs to the
residence of Michael, a licit dealer, but who
was remarkable for being penurious and
thriliy in his bargains. He offered them
to Michael at whatever price he should
ju lge reasonable. The bargain was pre
sently struck,.Zitto, at the same time, warn
ing ihe purchaser that he should on no ac
count drive them to tho liver to drink.—
Michael, however, paid no attention to this
advice, and the hogs no sooner arrived at
the river, than liny turned into grains of
corn as before. The dealer greatly enrug
ed at this trick, sought high and low for
the seller, that he might he revenged on
him. At length, he fouud him in a vint
, oer's shop, seemingly in a gloomy and ab
sent state of mirid, reposing himself, vvith
Ins legs stretched out on a form. The
dealer called out to him, but beseemed not
to hear. Finally, he seized Ziito by one
luct, plucking at it with ail his might. The
loot rari eaw ay with the leg end thigh ;
and 2 Mo screamed out, apparently in great
agony. He seized Michael by the nape
of the ruck, and dragged him before a
judge. Here Ihe two setup their separate
complaint-', Michael and Ziito, for the ir
' reparable injury he hail suffered in Ins
I person. From this adventure came the
: proverb frequently used in the days of the j
historian, sppakiug cf a person who had
i made ar. improvident bargain— 44 He has
madejust such a purchase as Michael did j
with tie Logs."
Work for Children.
There is no greater delect in education i
•1 •
! children than neglecting to accustom them
jto work. It is hi) evil that attaches most i
to large low us and cities. Our children j
; suffer from it. The parent considers
i whether the child's work is necessary to i
j him, and does not consider whether the j
work is necessary or not to the child. !
i Nothing is more certain than that their ■
future independence and comforts much
depend on being accustomed to provide !
I for ihe thousand constantly recurring wants
that nature entails on us. If this were !
not so, still it preserves them from bad j
habits ; it secures their health—it strength
: ens both mind and body—it enables thein ■
better to bear the confinement of the j
' school room, and it lends more than any ;
thing else to give them just views of life. 1
Il is too often the case that children, pro- '
vided they spend half a dozen hours of the
day at school, are permitted to spend the
; rest as iliey please. They thus grow up
in the world without n knowledge of its
1 toils and its cares. They view u through
i a false medium. They cannot appreciate
the favors you bestow, as they do not know
the toils they cost. Their bodies und •
j minds aie enervated, and they are con
stantly exposed to whatever vicious asso- j
ciutions are within their reach. The
daughter probably becomes that pitiable, !
, helpless v-bject, a novel reading girl. The .
son, if lie surmount the consequences of j
your neglect, docs it probably alter his i
plane and station for life are fixed, and •
when know ledge, for one of its important j
objects, comes too late
No mau or woman is fully educated if
not accustomed to manual labor. What- i
ever accomplishments they possess—what- j
ever their mental training, a deduction !
must be made for their ignorance of that 1
important chapter in the world's great
mon advice, but not the less judicious.— i
W ho has not follies enough to answer for !
without prying into his neighbor's affairs ? j
Is there a man living who has not been I
imprudent at least once in his file What |
if that imprudent step were whispered to
the world ? Would it be just ? Then
seek not to uncover the concealed fact.—
Mind your own affairs, and look into your j
own heart, and if you have not crimes and i
follies enough to answer for, here's our j
head ior a foot ball.
EARLY IMPRESSIONS.—EarIv impressions !
are not easily erased ; the virgin wax is
faithful to the signet, and subsequent im |
prcssions seem rather to indent the former i
ones than to eradicate them.
If you nre courting a young lady, try :
her temper by tearing her new dress, as
if by accident. If she keeps equanimity
loose not it moment in popping the mo- j
mentous question. She'll do.
SriDERS.—On the banks of the Atna- j
zon, South America, spiders livo in con- ]
gregaled societies of many thousands. —
Taking posession of trees, they unite in ■
forming a net nearly over it and it this bo- j
j comes injured, they labor to repair it lor i
i their general good.
'Tart words make no friends ; a spoon
-1 ful of honey will catch more llics than a
; gallon of vinegar.
I\ew Series—Vol. 3 —Wo. 31.
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and last Joint Butte.
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Shoemakers' Brushes,
BRISTLES, Longstiek, Patent Awl Hafts,
Rubbers, &.c., best assortment of all kinds
of Slioo Findings and Shoe Kitts, for sale at
tnas—lt. F. G. FRANCIBCU S'S
Brass and Silver Harness Mount
V/"ERY low this season—B or 10 different
▼ styles can be had at
mas-4t. F. G. FRANCISCUS'S.
| Timens & Sons' Siioe Pincers,
1^ ROM (X) to 5, hammered Cast Steel Shoo
j Hammers, from 1 to 4; Shoe Thread, a
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Silver Tea, Dessert and Table
AM) four pronged Forks, for ecle very
. low for cash by
I • nias-4t. F. G. FR\NCISCUS.
i Farmers will always find
• | Forks, Shovels Spades, Hakes,
and Hots,
| e quality, selected expressly lr.r
use, and at lowest cash prices, at
mas-4t. F. G. FRANCISCUS'S.
i Wash Kettles, 25 to 30 gallons.
C< OFFER Kettles, iron enamelled Presen
' ing Kettles, of different sizes. Braes ami
Copper do., also pig and sheet Zinc &c. For
sale very low at the store of
mas-4t. F. G. FRANCISCUS.
Steel. Steel, Steel.
CIASI STEEL, Shear do., English, Ger
' man, American and Swedes do., Sprin;-
do. An assortment from 4to inches u'-
wavs on hand, by
may 5, 1049—4t.
Files ! Files ! Files !
O AND 4 square Files, from 34 to 11 inches.
| O F:at, round, and half-round do.
Hand Bastard and Smooth, Irom 1 to 16 inch.
Mill Saw, Pill Saw do., all sizes, embracing
; by assortment some 160 packages, of double
j refined ca.-t steel, first cut, at
mas-4f. F. G FRANCISCUS'S.
V¥7 E have constantly on hand a fine assorf
| TT meni of Twines, Bedcords, Clothes
j Lines, Ropes, Cotton Laps, Carpet Chain, &c.
Lewistown, march 24, 1849.
Leather, Morocco, and Shoe
A large assortment always on hand, and fur
J\. sale by
Lewistown, march 24, 1849.
15 'all Paper in sets,
Z& i u & o U) a p t v
bv the piece or quantity, for sslegiy
Lewistown, march 24, 1549.
GROCERIES. —A very large assortment of
prime groceries, on hand. Fine Teas,
from 5U cts. to SI.OO per pound. Extra syrup
Molasses, at 50 cts. per gallon: for sale by
! Lewistown, march 24, 1849.
4E liave always on hand a large assort
-1 ft ment of Drugs, Medicines, Oils, Paints,
, Glass, Dye Stuffs, il c., which we are prepared
to sell, at retail or wholesale, very low for
Pure White Le .J, $2.00 per keg ; Jersey
Glass 8 by 10, $4 25 to $4.50 per box ; Tur
pentine and Varnish, low.
Turpentine, at J6 cents per quart.
Paint bruches, and all other kinds, at educ
ed prices: a great variety of Patent Medicines.
Lewistown, march 24, 1849.
Paper. Paper.
JUST received, an extensive assortment,
consisting of
Ordinary, Fine, and Extra Cap 4 >
Do. do. and French Letter, v
And Writing and Wrapping, ) i,
PRJSTIS'd PAVER, 22 X 32, at $5 00
per bundle.
OCT Law yers, Printers, and Merchants, who
need paper by the ream, will fiud we can sup
ply them at low iuuc es for cash.
Lewistown, march 24, I *-49.
Itfew Hardware Store'.!
a T F. J. Hoffman's will le found a moat
1 2JL extensive assortment of Hardware, t
\ low cash l'HiCEs; viz:
Saddlery-ware ; Coach-ware ; Steel
j A general assortment of Steel Springs
Hoop and Sheet Iron; Wagon Boxes
Cut and Wrought Nail-, Sad Irons; Hinges
I Lucks of all kinds; Screws , Springs
Latches; Knob.-; Bolls ; Forks; Spades
j Shovels; Pans; Shovels and Tongs
Knives and Forks; Table ami Tea Spoon*
1 Hand Saws ; Planes; Hatchets; Ac,
Also, all kinds of shoe findings.
Lewistow n, March 21, lt-49.