Lewistown gazette. (Lewistown, Pa.) 1843-1944, January 30, 1867, Image 1

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Whole No. 2905.
Poor House Business.
Tbo Directors of the Poor meet at the Poor
douse "it the 'Jtl Tuesday of each month.
330. ;r. 3LS3E,,
Attorney at Law,
Ufiire .Market Square, Lewistown, will at
tend to business in MitUin. Centre and Hunting
don counties u>v2fi
> C • V-* <J urn JL f j
Attorney at Law,
OFf. LUS his professional services to the citizens of
Mifflin county, turn-.- with D. W. Woods, esq.,
Kma street, below • atioua! Hotel. mv 2
/"l - —. -sp m A -■*. •*• -i,-V
cj "HAI? o . I^dß.JiXj£i2iTj
Practicing Physician,
Itclieville, .MHHin County, Fa.
Tt". DA HI, FN has been appointed an Examining
I/Surgeon for Pensions. Soldiers reqairing exam- I
ins! av. 1:; find him at his oiiice in Belleville,
lie,, . die, August 22, 16' 0.-y
D i*a XT T I io T R Y .
J. S ?Ji § T H
Hl>! I".'' I'Fl LLY inform the citizens of Lewistown
i'. i . ni'y. a few doors from the Town Hail, in
Mains •utli.it he i- prepared to do all kind of work ,
i the in >1 a.- proteasion in the most aarntijic won i
mr—in Whole Seta, Partial Sets, or Smgie 'teeth in- ;
period on Gold. Silver,or Vulcanite Base.urun elegant
and workmanlike manner, and oil the most reasotia- ;
5 t.'iins. H ■ guarantees hi- work, or no pay.
Partinibir at lent ion pa.d to the extracting and filling
of ts -tli in the most approved manner. nov7-t m
Teeth Extracted Without Pain!
By M. R. Thompson, D. B. S,
" .s without the use of Chloro
jft? -•. form. Ether, or Nitrous Ox- •
.e?s.. . -' ide. and is attended by no |
Ml danger or bad i t!e<-t>.
If. * - j oifiee west Market street, '
L 'A. UsV mar Eisenbise's hotel.
where he can !>e found for professional consultation
I r-'Mi the rtr-l Monday of each month until the fourth
Monday, when he will be absent on professional I usi
ness one week. • seplO-lt
OFFERS his professional services to tbe citizens ol i
Lcwistown ami vicinity. All in want of good, neat |
wor:; will do well to give him a call.
Ho may be found at all times at his office, three
doors ea't of H. M. & It. Pratt's store. Valley street,
fi| °f N ITRDL'S <'XI I'E or 1
tnrSsMBA Laughing Gas. Teeth m-erted !! j
Till the ditfereut styles of oases. Teeth I
filled in the most approve I manner. Special atten- j
t in given to diseased gums. Ail work warranted.
Terms reasonable.
"tfice at Episcopal Personage, Corner of Main and
Water Streets. jylb
_ • The subscriber has ot received ami will
Sfsf k ep • a hand a select -toek of Men's, llovs'
| lAj and Youth's Boot.-. Ladies'. M isscs arul Chil
wis.lren's Boots and Siii.es of various kinds and
styles, to which he would invite the attention of his
fr ads and the public generally. As it is ins intention
i y any dealer in the county, those in need of winter j
boot.- or shoes are invited to call and examine the
above -toek, which will be sold at very small profits. !
but for c.i-ti only, at the sign of the Bio SHOE, next j
door to F. J. lloifman's store,
sepia JOHN CLARKE. !
Wist Market si., Lfwistowii,
Sacks. Cloaks, Hats. Bonnets, Ladies Fine DSESB
GOODS and Trimmings.
Patterns of latest styles always on hand.
Pflillinory and Dress-Making
executed in the most approved style.
Lewistown, April 18, 1866.tf
J A. & W. R. BIcKSE
Tt AVE removed their Leather .Store to Odd FVI
II lows' Hall, where they will e<instantly keep
on band. Sole Leather. Harness. Skirting ami Upper
L' ■r. K:ps, Atnern aii and French Calf "skins, Mo
: ... Linings ami Bindings, ami a gem IJII assoit
n fShoe Findings, which they will sell ehean for
i lintiiest market price paid in cash f,.r i.ides,
C • f Sk us and Sheep Skins.
'- •* * O" " |] gs A * "f. '
wanted, f.-r which the highest market price will be
paid in Cash. apitf
fPIIE nil DM-igm d has a large stock of iioth
l ii n.'-ri a-Je and Ea-tern manufactured Bool*.and
whi. ii he ottrr- at prices lower than he has
- • -t f.-ir years :
Men's thick, d. B Mk, WtMtsd, fi oin 92.75 to 5."0.
" K.p. •• •• " " 4HO to 6.00.
" t'aif, 4 " " extra 4.50 to 6.00.
I v." j; „,ts, 100 to 3.00.
n's thick Brogans. douhle-.-oied, 2.00 to 2.00.
L-a -warranted very bad, 1.10.
lluv ■ Shoes, price ranging from 1.25 to 2 25.
\ - the taxes are to be reduced again on the first day
ot \ i_i;-1. it also enables us to reduce our prices.
IIDME-JIADE AVOilli of all kinds made to
<••" r at reduced prices. So come on boys ami girls
6h I • xannne f. r yourselves.
TruuLs, Valises and Carpet Hags
k" pt on hand. Gentlemen will bear in mind that no
4' i- will he given out uuless paid for, and if re
' i ii good order, the niowy will be returned, if
r p. -ted. But when goods have been soiled or
u r:i they will not be taken back—please bear this
1:i ! 'i : ,s s en. folks think that wearing for a
sb"it time don t injure the sle of them afterwards,
20.000 MAJORITY!
To the Voters of Central Penna-
KLI.i'ITON is over anil it has been decided l>y about
2 '.OOO majority timt the Tobacco ami Cigars s >]•<
: ' r.Vsitiger's Tobacco and Segar Store eantiot be
Binp .--ed. either in Quality or Price.
h "ik .tt the Prices, get some of the goods, and com-
I • • .' tii all others, and you will be satisfied thutyou
g; t tit" worth '>f your money at Krysinger's,
bit singer's Spun Roll onlv Sl-OOper pound.
rr\ singer's Navy " "
i rv•, itger's Congress " " •• "
• rvsinger's Flounder " " " "
" dlelt Navy " •* " •
Dronoko Twist " " " "
And ping Tobacco at 4" and 56 <-ls per Pi.
.'ft and Dry, 4:1-nil 50 ets. Granulated Tobaccos at
''• - - >ts , sti ets.. tl.no. it g . njd {i.ao ]>er It,.
B:r,' -c :t chewing, at #1.40 and #l.2'J.
-igars at 1, 1 3. 5 ami 10 cts. each,
i t—s i n gr at variety; JtLso Cigir Cu-es. Tobacco
• oocl.es and Duxes. Match Safes, and all articles
"-nail;, kcrjt m a lii-t-clas- Vobaeeo ami Cigar Store.
M'-rehants, I offerthe. above goods at prices that
" •■nab!.- them to retail at the same prices that I
no and realize a fajr profit.
o( i2f. E. FRYSINGER.
Splendid Syrup Molasses.
ON E of the best articles! at 25 p*r qiuirt. at
0ct.24. F. J. HOFFM A N'S.
Sugar at 12 1-2 Cts.
01 R artic-N- at tiiis price i*good. Also. White at 17, at
0ct.24. F. J. HUFFMAN'S.
Dcn'c Forget
f PO <ro to (K)FFMAX'S tor your PAT
YOt cati buy your Bar Iron at 5.}. Also
on hand Steel Horse-Shoe Calks and Horse
Siu>eiSt F. J. HUFFMAN'S
Hubs, Spokes- Fellows,
OTEEL. Runners, Ae. A great assort
k) rnent at F. J. HOFFMAN 3.
Coal Oil and Lamps,
I! 00t.24.
Gas Burners,
\ B a variety o! other beating Stoves
il for sale low for cash at F. J. HOFFMAN'S.
Sole Leather, Upper, .
/ lALF S&ins, Murrnecu, Ac, at
U 0ct.24. F. J. HUFFMAN'S.
Nimrcd Cock!
17* VERY one who wants a good Cooking
_J Stove, should cull and see this.at
Uc1.24. F. J. HUFFMAN'S j
1) F. I.uup is receiving new g , ids every week, di
. root from the eastern laetory, and is prepared to
sell Itoots cheaper than the ciifapest, having a huge
assortment of all sizes and slylcs.
Men's Hoots from J.; 50 to 5 00
Hoys' z 5o t<> 0 50.
'1" 2 Ull to 2 3.
Children's 1 i! 5 to 2 00.
A good assortment of homemade work on hand,
and constantly making to order all the latest styles. '
are now creating a great css iiement and all who wish
to have a pair of those pleasant boots can he accom
modated at short notice.
Cull at the old stand. P. F. HOOP.
C E L E 11 II A T E 1)
\Y?E wish to eai! the attention of Tailors. Shoemak- '
V? el's. Saddlers. Coaeh 'I riinmeis and Families to j
these machines, a.s ttit-y ure
Persons selecting a machine can have their choice
the peculiarity of each stitch being cheerfully shown
and explained.
Extracts from New York Papers:
"The Grover A Haker noiselesa machines are ac
knowledged to be superior to all others."
••The work executed by the Grover & liaker Ma
chine has reci ived the highest premium at every
Slate Fair in the United Slates where it lias been ex
N. H.— We make no charge for
We call them the
P. V. LOOP, Agent for tlir above,
Hoot and Shoe Maker, in the public square, Lewis- j
town. novTy
K. At 11. T. ANTHONY &, CO.,
Manufaelurm of Phitugra] hie MaUri Is,
501 Broadway, 5. V.
In a, hi ii ion to our main business of PH< >TOGRAPII
IC MA I E RIALS, we re headquarte* for the follow
ing, viz:
Stereoscopes and stereoscopic Views,
Of American ni.il Foreign Cities and Landscapes,
Groups. Siatuary, Ac.
Stereoscopic Views of the YVar,
From negatives tnuitc in the various campaigns and
forming a complete Photographic history of the con
Stereoscopic Views on Cllass,
Adapted for either the Magic Lantern or stereo
scope. Our catalogue will be sent to any address on
receipt of stamp.
Photographic Albums.
We manufacture more largely than any other house,
about 2uo varieties from 50 rents to SSO each. Our Al
j bums have the reputation ol heing superior in beau
' ty and durability to any others.
Card Photographs of Cleuerals, Statesmen,
Actors, etc., etc.
Our catalogue embraces over FIVE THOUSAND
different subjects, including reproductions of the
ni"t celebrated Engravings. Paintings, Statues, Ac.
< Catalogues sent on receipt of stamp.
Photographers and others ordering goods C. 0. D.,
will please remit 25 per cent of the amount with their
order. ®J|Tlie prices and quality of our goods can
not fail to satisfy. jel3 ly
has now open
Cloths, Cassimeres
. which will be made up to order in the neat
est and most fashionable styles. apl9
Sash Stopper and Lock,
Supports Either Sash at any Point.
Secure Lock Whenever four Sash is Closed!!
I r is FAR sup-rior to weights an 1 pulleys and don't
I cost one-tilth as much. It can be applied tunny win.
•low. it will never wear out, nor gel out of order. 1
< itizeiis ot Lcwistown and vieimty can refer to Win.
; AIUCA. (Carpenter.) Individual rights and com
plete rigging for .-ale by
. . . \VM. J. FLEMING,
deeo-tf Menno P. 0., Mifflin co., PA j
is the only Article us.-ti hv First Class Hotels,
1 1- si ui4<! ries, a sail Thou.Yumls ol* Fami
ii Hl\ a lte:autiiill the iron pasi
MM f .tiily over the cloth, saving much time and far ;
lr. oo.MJS done up with it keep clean much longer, ;
consequently vviii not wear out so soon.
It tuak's Old Linen look like Nciv.
0U 11 I M i> ER 1 A L uJ, u E
Is the Btxt in the World.
It is aoluhlo in hard a< well as soft water. It is put
up in t• ie latest, neatest, and most convenient form
ol any offered to the public.
It is Warranted nut to Streak the Clothes.
Agents wanted everywhere, to whom we offer ex- i
truordinany induceinents. Address,
octlu 6m No. 21S Fulton St., New York.
409 Broadway, New York.
fpll K attention of the Publie and the trade is invited
1 to our Nx w SCALE 7 OCI AVE R< WEWt lODPI ANo
I-I .MI I'KS. wliieii for volume and purity of tone are
loir.vailed * > any hitherto olf-.od in this m.o ket
I bey contain all the modern improvements. French
Grand Action. Jiarp Pedal. Iron Frame. Overstrung
Bass. eu.-„ and each instrument l .-ing made under
tlo- personal >upm if Mr. J. M.GROVESTEKX. who
h'.s let I a practical experience of over 35 years in
their iiianukxoturc. is fully warranted in every partic
The •' <}RO VESTF.EX I'IAXO FOR'tES" rrccival ll,e
.1 a 11 I ';l J lrrit <• i■ i aU vthein ut tin <Ubratcl
llirW', r„ir.
Where were exhibited iustruineut* from the beet me
kers of London. Paris. Germany, Philadelphia, Balti
inore. 80-ton and New A ork: and also at the Ameri
ca!) Institute b-r five su teeaaive yearn, 111** gold and
silver medals trom both of which can be seen at our
v arc-room.
By tbe introduction of improvements we make a
siil i.-..re perfect Piano Forte, and bv niatiufaeturiug
large y. with i strictly cash system, are enabled to of
fer ti.ese iiistruuii'iits ut a price which will preclude
all eompetition.
Terms Net Cast) in Current Funds.
4tf-Descrtpt)ve Circulars Sent Free. wUMn '
Haines 5 Patent
The Best and Most Effectual in Use.
■VI'MEUOFS patents have been issue,) and various
i, iii'provcments maiie on Safety Bridles, but there
is nothing invidious in saving that the invention pa- i
tented by Joseph (J. Hamcs tins place is superior ;
to any yet ort'ered. comhining teat tire a of simplicity j
and power in guiding and surging a horse or horses ]
which no other possesses The essential feature of ;
this patent is ill providing the driving rein with shift- j
ing bearings, which form the points of attaehrnent ;
between the rein and bit rings, and thus net upon the i
bit directly, when casv and steady driving will con
trol the mum I. but when it requires a more severe
application of the bit. said bearings leave the bit rings
and give way to the straps to which they may be at
tached. This is all done by the regular driving line,
no extra one being required, whn-ii ought to satisfy
every person of the great superiority of this inven
tion to any other.
The following certificates from well known gentle
men. some of whom have had much experience with
horses will show the estimation in which tins bridle
is held :
LKWISTOWN, Aug. 21. 1860.
Hiving occasion to try the Safely Bridle invented
by Joseph O. Haines, of tins town, upon my runaway
mare, tlio result has proven to my entire satisfaction
tout any leirse can be prevented from running off or
kicking. Mr. H. M. Pratt, whose large experience
with horses induced me to call upon him to unve my
more and test the safety bridle, concurs in the opin
ion that it is the best oridle that lias for its object the
. i.lire control of a horse in harness or under the sad
dle. GEO. \V. HOOVER.
LEWISTOWX, Aug. 21. 1566.
loseph C. Haines—Dear Sir : After hav ing fully tri
ed your "afety Bridle on my untrained colts, l'tiud
tiint your invention embraces all that is desirable in i
a bridle. Its simple coiis;rneiion, and adaptation to ]
any common briih—and any rein, cannot but make !
us use universal. The ease with which it can be ad- :
j isted to a soft or hard mouthed horse isan excellent
tcaiurc, rendering its use as effectual in preventing
running or kicking as any other patent bridle or rein
and as easy on the mouth as the common hit.ami as
il is always read, at the critical moment, it cannot but
recommend itself to all who will try or look at it.
Respectfully yours, A. T. UAMILIOX, M. D.
LEWISTOWX, December 8, 1860.
1 have been driving horses since I know anything
about them, and have drove some very vieiousliorses
and colts. In driving sticli with a common bridle, 1
never feel easy nor comfortable to enjoy the ride. It
is more annoying, however, when you have persons
with you and you can tell by the r 'countenance tt at
they don't enjoy the ude from fcui of yi.ur horse
running a little, or even running away. 1 have always
tnuiigiit there might be a nridle o. bit so constructed
that you could drive and hold horses with perfect
ease and safety. The first of this kind 1 happened
to see was Dr. Hurt man's. 1 thought it was very good,
in the meantime it occurred to hie that the way the
lines wonted on the bridle you could not draw the bit
and let it drop quick enough on your horses. Some
horses and colts when you surge tlieni tightly and
cannot slack the lilies quickly, will balk and back
wry ugly- I once saw Mr. t'hrists and Stamen's
patent with the elastic strap, working on about the
same principle as Dr. Hartinan's. Mr. Christ then
gave me a bridle to try on my horse. I had the same
objection to it 1 had to Dr. liartman's. My attention
was next called to Mr. Jos. C. Haines' Patent, of our
town. My attention was arrested immediately with
the appearance of it. I have been using it for some
two weeks quite successfully. 1 have drove along the
railroad and other ugly places, feeling quite safe. I
think it embraces all you can "et out of a bridle. If
the public once get to see this bridle, tliev can't help
but understand its simplicity, durability and effective
ness. and taken together, cannot help recommending
ltseil'. Railroads are made ami being made through
the couutry in every direction, crossing our public
roads four or five times in as many miles sometimes.
These crossings often occur at very ugly place. All
parties are more or less afraid of meeting the trains
wheu tliev are traveling for fear their horses will take
tright, and not be able to hold them. This communi
ty remembers how seriously Dr. Isaac Hothrock, of
Snyder county, was hurt at the crossing, at the new
Tannery, last May. He found be could not hold his
horse and then gut out of his buggy, ami the iiorse
tore hiui around badlv. it." M. KEEVEIt.
LKWISTOWN, Pa., August 21,1866.
This community is well aware of the fact that in
the midst of an extensive practice, Dr. G. W. Hoover
was almost killed by the running oif of his mare. I
drove this mare in single harness by using the Safety
Bridle invented by Joseph C. Ilaines, and I found that
she wa.- entirely under my control. I believe the
Safety Bridle is all that can be desired for the security
of life, limb, ami vehicle when used either upon a
docile or vicious horse. 11. M. PRATT.
e~ Any persons having fractious horses are invited
to bring tnein to the undersigned, or during his ab
sence to Mr. PratL and they can readily be satisfied
that any horse can not only lie prevented from kick
ing hut from running away.
1 have named the bridle '"The Eureka," signifying
"I have found." JOSEPH C. HAINES.
Lewistown, December 12,1566.
O E T ZR, IT .
I hey say—Ah! well, suppose thev do,
l ilt t.iu they prove the *torv true?
Siisp"'!.," , na y ;ln se naught
But malice, envy, want of thought;
vvhy count yourself among the "they,"
• io whisper what they dare not say ?
1 hey -ay But why the tale rehearse,
Ami lielp to make the matter worse.'
-No good , :in possibly accrue
I ro'ii telling what may he tiutruo;
Ami is it not a nobler plan
1 o speak ol ail the best you can 1
1 hey say—Well, if it should he so,
need you tell the tale of woe ?
Will it the bitter wrong redress,
(r mulce one pang of sorrow less?
ill it ".lie erring one r -store
Heuceiorth to "go and sin no more?"
1 hey say—Oh ! pause, and look within,
See how thy he.trr inclines to sin;
\\ at-li. lest m dark temptation's hour
1 hou, too, shouhi'-t suit; beneath its power,
Fity the frail, weep o'er their fall,
But speak of guo.t or not at all.
TJie Way l> Speak Ss> Boys.
Many years ago, u certain minister
was going one Sunday morning to
his school rootu lie walked through
a number of streets; as lie turned the
corner, he saw assembled around a
pump it party of little hoys who were
playing at marbles. On seeing him
approach, they began to pick up their
marbles and run away as last as they
could. One little fellow, not having
seen him as soon as the rest, could not
accomplish this so soon, and before he
had succeeded in gathering up his mar
hies, the minister had closed on him
and placed his hand upon his shoulder,
fhey were face to face, the minister of
God and the poor little ragged boy
who had been in the act of playing
marbles on Sunday morning. And
how did the minister deal with the
hoy? ior that is what I want you to
He might have said to the hoy, What
are you doing here? You are break
ing the Sabbath ? Don't you deserve
to he punished for breaking the com
mand of God ?'
But he did nothing of the kind. He
simply said: 1 Have you found all your
marbles V
' No,' said the little boy, 4 1 have not'
' Then,' said the minister, 4 1 will
help you to find them,' whereupon he
knelt down and 1 elped to look for the
marliles, and as he did so, remarked, I
liked to play marbles when a little hoy.
very much, and I think I can heat you,
hut I never played marbles on Sun
The little boy's attention was arrest
ed. He liked his friend's face, and he
gan to wonder who he was. The min
ister of the Gospel said :
4 1 am going to a place, where I
think you would like to be—will you
eomo with mo?'
4 Where do you live?' asked the lit
tle hoy.
• \\ by, in such and such a place,' was
the reply.
• Why, that is the minister's house,'
exclaimed the hoy, as if lie did not sup
pose that kind man and the minister
of the Gospel could be one and the same
' Why,' said the man, 4 1 am the
minister myself, and if you will come
with me I think I can do you some
Said the hoy : 4 My hands are dirty;
I cannot go.'
Said the minister, ' Here is a pump
why not wash ?'
Said the hoy, 4 I am so little that 1
can't wash and pump at the same time.'
Said the minister, 4 If you will wash
I will pump.'
lie at once set to work, and pump
ed, and pumped, and pumped; and as
lie pumped the little hoy washed his
hands and face till they were quite
Said the boy, 4 My hands are wring
ing wet, and I do not know how to
dry them.'
The minister pulled out of his pock
et a clean handkerchief and offered it
to tho little boj-.
Said the boy, 4 But it is clean.'
4 Yes,' was the reply, 4 But it was
made to be dirtied.'
The little hoy dried his face and
hands with the handkerchief, and then
accompanied the minister to the house
of worship.
Twenty years after, the minister
was walking in the street of a large
city, when a tall gentlemen tapped
him on the shoulder, and looking into
his face, said, 4 You can't remember
4 No,' said the minister, 4 1 don't.'
4 Do you remember, twenty years
ago, finding a little hoy playing mar
bles around a pump? Do you remem
ber that hoy heing too dirty to go to
school, and your pumping for him, and
your speaking kindly to him, and tak
ing him to school.'
4 Oh,' said the minister, 'I do re
4 Sir,' said tho gentleman, 1 1 was
that hoy. I rose in business and be
came a leading man. 1 have attained
a good position in society; and on see
£EH?ran5J (SORJSyffiTs IPIESfSJo
ing you to-day in tlio street, I felt
bound to come to you, and say it is to
your kindness and Christian discre
tion that 1 otve, under God, all I have
attained and all that 1 am at the pres
ent worth.
The ancients had an astonishing
number of oils, soaps and perfumes.
The Romans made large use of smeg
ma, a wash ball, for cleansing the skin
in bathing. After taking a warm va
por bath, their bodies were annointed
with perfumed oil. Cosmetics were in
as large demand among the women ot
ancient Rome as they are at the pros
ent day, and every imaginable device
was had recourse to, by them, for cor
reeling imperfections in the color of
their skin, hair, eyebrows, Ne. Flinv
did not think it beneath his notice to
record a number of pn partitions of this
kind, most of them obtained trom dif
ferent plants. Among these the peel
ings ot the pear, whet: boiled, had the
credit of imparting to the hair a black
color. Bear's grease was lauded tor
its reputed property ot making the
hair grow out from bald heads. Light
hair was procured by applying the
Ices ot vinegar and oils ot lentiseus,
and black was made while by another
wonder workingsubstanco Then there
were means promised to make the hair
crisp and to curl it. Ovid says that
women dyed their gray locks with the
juice ot herbs trom Germany, and that
art gives them a more dazzling color
than natural. Propertius accuses his
mistress ot an excessive use of poma
tum. foolish attempts to change the
color of the hair were then, as they are
now, often punished by its entire loss.
Ovid tells of a young person whose
hail* fell out when endeavoring to
change its chestnut color to that of
black. The eyebrows were dyed black
by the eggs ut ants and flies. A more
practical plan was to straighten the
hairs and dye them with a needle
blackened in smoke. False hair was
used by the Roman women. Martial
ridicules one of the sex who, in her ag
itation at a visit from her lover, puton
her false hair upside down. A similar
deception was practiced in having ar
tificial eyelids.
Tlie preparations intended, to pre
serve the complexion fresh and the
skin soft were very numerous in an
cient Rome. The Empress Poppcea,
in her journeys, always had with her
a number of asses, the milk of which
she used as a hath. The froth of fer
mented liquors was used lor this object.
The soap most in request came from
Gaul (France), and was of two kinds,
the soft and the liquid ; it was made
with goat's fat and the ashes of the
beech. Wrinkles of the skin weresaid
to le removed by the ireal of beans.
This was also sometimes added to the
water for the hath. The Roman satir
ical poets were very severe in their
ridicule of those women who daubed
their faces vvitli white lead or chalk.
Modern chomistry has furnished me
tallic preparations, which have been so
misapplied as to he made to enter into
tho composition ot' various cosmetics.
The effects of using them, such as thoso
into which lead, bismuth, mercury, or
arsenic enter, are most pernicious—oft
en damaging the health and sometimes
causing death itself.
The KcbeJ Defences fn Charles
toil ilartmr.
Fort Moultrie is a ruin. The walls
still stand, hut the barracks are gone.
It is now occupied by a company of
colored troops. Down the beach is
Fort Beauregard, with no guns, how
ever. grinning defiance across the hay.
Between the two forts stand a group
of ragged palmettoes, their bark scar
red with many a mark of shell and
bullet. Sumter, against whose face
had been hurled the iron rain from
floating and stationary batteries, still
stands, its brick wall facing toward
the city almost untouched. The front
or sea wall is an inclined plane, some
thirty-five feet in height. Its interior
resembles the dry bed of a lake, and it
is not until you have descended and
entered the casemates that you per
ceive where its immense strength lay.
A small wooden lighthouse now stands
on the portion facing the sea, and, it is
said, indicates tho spot where a turret
ed iron clad fortress is to he erected.
A walk around the battered wall, a
glimpse cf a squad of colored soldiers,
and an examination of the casemates,
and you have seen all there is of Sum
ter. Morris Island shows more traces
of the fight than any other portion of
tho harbor fortifications. A few guns
are still pointed towards the city. Ilav
ersacks, knapsacks, and camp equip
ago, are strewn along the beach. Bat
tery Wagner appears to ho nothing but
an open earth work, with no protec
tion tor the gunners. Shells, if prop
erly aimed, could have fallen anywhere.
Tho fort now consists of two high sand
walls running parallel, and is garrison
ed by a squad of colored troops. On
the extreme end Vinegar Hill has en
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tirely disappeared, and tlio lighthouse
is a tiling of the past. Just beyond
Lighthouse Inlet is Folly Island, where
Cxen. Gillmoro planted his masked bat
tery, mounted the 'Swamp Angel/
which threw shells into the city, and
gained a march on his antagonists
which was never recovered.
PiC'Sircl's i'atcnt tor Tanning
l.oatlaer in one Day.
The German papers give the follow
ing which is described as a simple and
cheap method. The inventor guaran
tees to tan any kind of leather in 0110
day, the work to he perfect, the leather
to be as tough and as strong as any
that is prepared otherwise. The ma
terials used are oil of turpentine, mix
ed with extract of tannin, and the me
chanical operation is by imparting mo
tion to the sk'ns, which are put into
fulling vats. After washing, depilat
ing, and removing the upper skin from
the hides v instead of consigning them
to the miserable pit, they are put into
fulling vats. These contain a decoc
tion of alum in ease the leather is to
remain white, or if it is to bo colored
i he decoction is that of catechu, sumac,
or any other tannin substance. The
vat being carefully fastened is put in
motion for some hours. By tho mo
tion, the alum or the other substances
penetrate the pon s of the skin, and
prepare it for tlie reception of the ex
tract which is the principal tanning
agent. Tho turpentiuo compound is
then poured into the vat, which is again
fastened, and subjected to the same ro
tary motion as before. This likewiso
lasts some hours. The extract, having
to work upon pores already open to
receive it, begins its work as soon us
the evolutions have commenced, and
so powerful is its energy that in less
than twenty-four hours the work is ac
complished and tho skin is thoroughly
tanned. After tho operation tho skins
require only to be freed from the smell
of turpentine and the resinous parti
cles that stick to it, both of which are
removed by washing. The leather is
then hammered, smoothed, and finish
ed in the common way.
Small skins, such as those of calf,
sheep, and goats, which are chiefly re
served for morocco, are treated in the
same way as largo hides, with tlm dif
ference only, that a quantity of salt is
added to the decoction of alum, etc.,
and the time allowed for the operation
is about half that taken up for heavy
leather. Thus we have a method at
once short and cheap, and applicable
to white as well as morocco leather,
both of which can ho prepared at one
and the same time.— &kin and Leather
G feiims Ward's Threshing Ma
My wife's exceedingly practycal wo
man. I luv her muchly, however, and
humor her little ways. Its a recklis
falsehood that she henpecks me, and
tho young man in our neighborhood
who said to me as I was distendin my
diafram with a gentle cocktail at the
village tavern—who said to me in these
very langwidge. 'Go homo old man,
onlessyou want another tea pot throwd
at you by B. J.' probably regrets hav
in said so. i said, ' Betsy Jane is my
wife's front name, gentle youth, and I
permits no person to alood to her as B.
J., outside of'the family circle, of which
lam it principally myself. Your other
observations I scorn and disgust, and
I must polish you off.' He was a able
bodied young man, and, reraovin his
coat, he inquired if I wanted to be
ground to powder? I said yes, if there
was a powder grindist handy, nothin
would ford rnc greater pleasure, when
he struck mo a painful blow into my
right eye, causing me to make a rapid
retreat into tho tire place.
I hadn't any idea that the enemy
was so well organized. Eat I rallied
and went for him in a rather vigris
; style for my time of life. His parents
lived near by, and 1 will simply state
that fifteen minutes had only elapsed
after the first hit, when he was carried
| home on a shutter. His mamma met
the solium procession at the door and
alter keerfully looking her offspring
over, she said : 4 My son, 1 see how it
is distinctually. You've been foolin
j around a thrashin Masheen. You went
in at the place where they put the
grain into the thingamyjig and let the
bosses tread on you, didn't you, my
son V Tho pen of no livin orthur could
describe that disfortunit young man's
sitawation more clearer. Eat I was
sorry for him, and I went and nussod
him till he got well. His reg'lar orig
inal father had been sent to the war.
I told him I'd be a father to him my
self. He smilt a sickly smile, and said
I'd already been wussthan two fathers
i to him.
crier of a court in Ireland
once endeavored to suppress the crowd
by exclaiming: 'All ye blackguard#
what isn't lawyers leave the court.
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