Lewistown gazette. (Lewistown, Pa.) 1843-1944, May 29, 1867, Image 1

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Whole No. 2922.
Poor House Business
The Directors <>f the Poor meet at the Poor
House <>n the 2il Tuesday of each month.
Republican Mate Convention.
HAKKISBUKO. April 10, 1807.
The " Republican State Convention"
will meet at tlie" Herdie House," in Wil
liamsport, on Wednesday, the 26th of
June next, at LI o'clock, A. M., to nomi
nate a candidate forjudge of the Supreme
Court, and to initiate proper measures for
the ensuing State canvass. As heretofore,
the Convention will be composed of Rep
resentatives and Senatorial Delegates,
chosen in the usual way, and equal in
number to the whole of the Senators and
Representatives in the General Assem-
Hv order of the State Central Commit
toe " F. JORDAN, Chairman,
(Juti. W. HAMKKSI.Y, )
A W. BENEDICT, V Secretaries.
2"YT3313T & 00.,
Colleelit.u* and remittances promptly made.
Interest allowed <in lime deposits. jani3-lv.
oso. VR. ELDEST,
Attorney at Law,
Oflice Market Square, l.ewistown, will at
tend to business in MltHiu. Centre and Hunting
don counties mviiG
r. STXißSß'sscit,
Attorney at Law,
OFFERS Ins professional services to the citizens of
M;fl! i! county Office tn Northeast corner of the
Ilia cud. next to Hoffman's store. my 2 __
Mutual Insurance Company.
Capital, 52,500,000.
ItFIIS Company continues to issue Policies of Insur
ance on Budding* and Personal Property, in Town
or Country, at rash or mutual rates.
JAMES RANKIN, Prmlileut.
JOSH V A BOWMAN, Setrrtary.
jinlC'oT Lewi*town. Pa.
Practicing Physician,
ncilevllle, Mifllin County. Pa.
-JVC da HI.EN ha- been appointed an Examining
1' Surgeon for Pensions. Soldiers leqtii;ng exam
ination will find hull ai his office in Belleville
Helleville. August 22. l^-*y
( \FI'"KK> hi> |iTolesitmal services to the
V I citizens of Mifflin county. He is prepared to per
fnrm all operations in the dental profession, office
first door froin the l.ewistown House. Main street
where he will be t'ouud the first two weeks of each
month, and trie las: week of each month he unl
, Ki-na juillas Valhy. Teeth extracted without
pa 111 by tiie u.-e ot nitrous oxide inyl-tt
JO E IST T I j=3 T E, .
J. S SV! I T H
r KSPECTKI'I.I.Y inform the citizens of l.ewistown
|i and vii'tniiy. a few doors from the Town Hall, in
Main street that lie i- prepared todo all kind of work
in '.he hue f Ills profession in the most teirntilie m.iri
,,.,—in Whole Sets. Partial Sets, or .Single I > c!h in
serted on '. ih! Silver, or Vulcanite Base, in an e.egant
an ! w .ratUKi; k- manner, and oil the most reasona
ble •erins. lie guarantees ins work, or no pay.
Par: u'ar attention pari to the extracting and fiUing
of teetn in the most approved manner. novT-bm
Teeth Extracted. Without Pain!
By M. R. Thompson. D. D. S ,
. without the ice of Cliloro
fjSif-s. form. Ether, or \itrousiix
idc. and is attended i.y no
I 'vie-siT.'lOffice west Matkct-treeU
f i -y I SBtjfji' y. *"0 tgjfe f 'Ur near Eisenl -1' - hotel,
wr ere lie can he found for professional consultation
ir-.tn the fir-: Monday of each month until the fourth
Monday, when he w.il bo absent on professional busi
ness one week. seplO-tf
U/ISiw So s&o
1 FFF.RS his professional services to the citizens of
'/ l.ewistown an-.l vicinity. All in want of good-neat
work will do well to give him a call
le roav Is* found at all times at Ills office, three
dc'irs ec't of U. M. A K. Pratt's store. Valley street.
. pl-ly*
' SBSSBt -v the 11-e of NITROUS OXIDE or
i rfSSBk Laughing lias. Teeth in-erted on all
siiH 7 different styles of bases. Teeth
• -d • toe in >-t approved manner, .-special *"en
-11 g:veil to di-ea-cd gums. AJI work warranted.
\ rm* rf:iu>na''<?. . 1( ,
iffi.-r at F,piHcup*i Par*otiag©, Corner of .Mair, and
V ucr streets. )>
i? SI. Swipfßi't, resjiecttully in
t ins the citizens of Mifflin county, that lie i prepa
led at all time- to do surveying on short notice.
Deed- M d tgages Bond- and other legal writings
drawn with neatness and dispatch. ■Addree-.
li. H BAA ItJAR r
uovT-fcm McVejtoan, Mifflin county, Pa
Acknowledged to he the fe-st. London Prixe Medal
and high. award, in America received.
melodeon s,
and Second hand Pianos. Music.
N .722 ARCH St. bemw sth, Philadelphia. Pa.
Ph.'a., April 24 lfl£7-3ni
0.)"" TIIK GENUINE Q')~i
0 ,'j Barlett Sewing Machine. Vsi'J
\\J AN I KU—Agents, 8150 per nuwdi
\V and a'i fxpriise* paid, to -ell the OrnmiK
ha:!.-:i -vwing Maeltiiw. This Maliirw will all tin
work i;<ai fiiu ic doii on am liiy d ui4 iiirn*
and :• f sl' v *u<i war runted fr nr*.
yt-ar- U p..> i?above r h• nnmiHMon
1 gfii rth*h tu tii.it *noUli <*' L- nial # l*Of 'ir
cuiar-sw<j H- H ALL St J :o
Chei-tuut PbihideiphtA, I a.
which vrill pircd upon trial with any ©titer no*
u ue. iuvUcK <-onp*lioi. It can tented
JO lsja -& jjlj: C£> aa -2 Uu
w.th any other machine to enable pucchers tochooai
Give him a call. [marl>-tiinj WM. LINL>.
1H65! are manufacturing under Letters Patent the
It t Article of Cninno-mon Rooting ever Offered to
tile Public. It is adapted to every style of Roof, steep
or flat, and can lie readily applied by any one.
'I he I" S Government, after a thorough test of its
utility, have adapted its use in the Navy Yards, and 1
upon* Public Buildings.
The Roofing is put up in rolls, and has only to be i
nailed to the Roof to make a
Durable Fire and Water-Proof Covering.
We particularly recommend its use upon
Buildings. Store*, diuretic*, Far lories. Machine
Shoj s, Meumbonl Decks, ir.
For coating TIN. IRON, or SHINGLE ROUPS. It forms A
Equal to Three Coats of Ordinary Paint.
Xo Rfiof can rust under it. and old leaky Roofs may be ?
made permanently wat er-proof and durable by its use. j
The Paint require* NO MIXING, but i* ready to U- up.}
nlied vvsti: tlie ordinary paint brush. Pnr,. $1 prr yal- j
lon. which will cover two hundred square feet.
A too manufacturers of
Black Lustre Varnish,
Tarred Felt and Hoofing Fitch.
Discount to the Trade. Circulars and Price List fur
nished. Rights for counties sold at low rules. Address !
19J- Broadway, A'. J'.
Frank Humphreys, 61 Royal St.. N. O.; Schofield
Williams h Co, Augusta. (•:; Baldwin 11. Woods
Montgomery. Ala: Tlios. S. t'oates. Uai. igh. N C: F.
\ Tin ker Richmond, Ya.; Henry Wilson, Petersburg.
Ya., Agents. jaiigli
S) rew ' s Pa tent
uri-iiiDi'j oilman
TIIK grreatest improvement of the in thi?* line I
of trade. Ist. I? does away with the wrinkles on |
the instep, also, with tiie welted -ide scam which has !
.injured so many feet and ankles. 2d. ft makes the 1
easiest sitting and best fitting hoot ever worn. This
Loot i* now manufactured hy P. F. Loop, who holds i
the right of use f<r tiie county, and is prepared to ;
furnish all who wish to wear thi* boot. A liberal dis- •
count to dealers wiio widi t< deal in these bots. dr-1
ders fiiieyl at short note e. Prices greatly reduced on j
all goods a r P. F. Loop's Shoe Store. frbO
628. :-:CIP SXIP.2S. 628
XtW st'ttlM. SIVLKS, ",mr dun .Makr."
i err.hracing every New and Desirnhle -i/c. style and
! Shape of Plain aud Trail Hoop .->kikt->. —2, 214.j' .2 g
2-1. :i. 3 1-4 3 1-2, 3 34 ami 4 yards, round every length
and -ize AA'atst: in every respect First Qi slTtv. and
espe.T.lly adapted to nieet the winds of Fian < las.-
and most fashionable Trade.
■ OI R Own Make " of H-WVU Skirts, are lighter, more
ela-tic. more durable, ami reaeev cheapi.r than any
other make of either Single or Dotihh- Spring Skirt I
■n the American Market Tney are AA'app.axted in
every re-pecU and wherever introduced give univel- i
-al satisfaction. They are now being extensively sold j
r.v retailers, and every lady should try them
A-k for Hopkin s tiwn Make." ami see that each j
, Skit t is Stamped -AV. T IDIPKiN'S MAN! KM II R-!
ER, >i2* ARCH Street. PHILADELPHIA." -Vo other
rite (fentone. A Catalogue eoiitaltnng Stvle. Size and I
Reiad Prices, sent I" any address. A Uniform and
Liberal Discmint allowed to Dealers. • 'rdcrs by mail
or otherwise, promptly and carefully fi led. AA hole-!
sale and Retail, at Miinufaetory and lilies rooms. No j
2S Arch Street Philadelphia. Skirts made to order. |
altered and repaired.
tuarliO—lOih AA M. T HOI'KINS.
universally acknowledged lh- Model Parlor Mag- j
azme of America: devoted to Original stories. Poems i
SUetche*. Architecture ami Model Cottages, ID-use- i
hold Matters. Gems of Thought. Personal and I.iter- !
ary Gossip (including special departments on Fash
ions.) Instructions on Health, Gymnastic. Equestrian
Exerci-cs. Music, Amusements, etc: costly Engra
vuigs tfull size.; useful and reliable Patterns. Embroid
eries, Jewelry, and a constant succession of artistic
novelties, with other useful and entertaining litera
No person 'if refinement, ecomonical housewife, or
la,iy of taste tan afford to do without the Model
Monthly. Single copies. 30 cents: ha.-k numbers, as
specimens. It rents; either nulled free. Yearly. $3.
with a valuable premium; two copies & 60: three copies
*l2. and sph-ndid premiums for clubs at $3 each, with
the first premiums to raeli subscriber Address.
No. 473 Broadway, N. Y.
Dernorest's Monthly an l Yoiiug America, "together,
S4. with tiie preiuiuius lor each. mar'JU
J A. &. W. R. McKEE
■ AVE removed their Leather Store to Odd Eel- ■
I lows' Hall, where they will constantly keep:
i band. Solo Leather, ilarn <s. Skirting ami I'ppci
'' Leather, Kips. American and French Cau Skins, Mo- j
Linings nud Bindings, and n general ivssort
ment of St.oe Findings, which they will sell ' heap for j
■anh. Highest market price paid in cash for i.ides, j
Calf Skin- and Sheep Skins.
- - - ;< * g". z' *?-
vwi-.ted. for which the highest market price will be \
a.d lu Cash. ap4tf ;
Tailoring Establishment
MERCHANT TAILOR, has removed hisahoptothe
btiildihg f-rmer!v known as tlie-green house,*'
it the mter-ection of Valley and Mill street, adjoining
H. M A R. Piatt's store, where he cordially invites all
who need anything in his line. Goods and Trim
ming- furnished and gentlemen's clothing made, in
the latest styles, on abort notiee, and at reasonable
prices. apll-lf
Las now open
Cloths, Cassimeres
which will he mailt? up to order in the neat
est and must fashionable aty-lea. apl9
Manufacturer* of Pholosrai hie Mairri Is,
5 0 1 Broadway* S. Y.
In addition to our main btiineof PHO'PKrKA PH
-10 MA J EKIALSv are ha<iqimrtrM for tlo follow
"-10rem copes and Mlereoacopic Views.
lOf American and Foreign Cities and Landscapes,
Groups, Statuary. Ac.
••tcrcoscnp'c Views of the A* ar,
From negatives made in the various campaignsand
forming A complete Photographic history of thu com
stereoscopic Views on Class,
! Adapted for either the Magic Lantern or stereo
scope. Our catalogue will be sent to any address on
receipt of stamp.
Photographic Albums.
AA c manufacture more largely than any other house,
at,.,,1t T>l varieties from 50 cent* to %■> each. liir Ab
bmn- have the reputation ol being superior in beau
ty and durability to any others.
Card Photographs ol t.enerals,
Actors, etc.. etc.
Our catalogue embraces over FIVE I HOUSAND
1 different -übjee's. including reproductions of the
i most celebrated Engravings, Paintings. Statuee, Ac.
Catalogues sent on receipt of stamp.
' photographer* AND other* ordering good* CO. D ,
will nlcase reuiil 25 per cent ol the amount with their
; order. prices and quality of our good* ean
i not fail to satisfy J" 13
B E A U T Y .
Auburn, Golden, Flaxen and Silken Curls,
IjKODUCED by the live of I'rof. DEHKEUX' FRI
- SER I.E CHEVEI'X One application warranted
to curl the most straight and stubborn hair of either
sex into wary ringlets, or heavy massive curls. Has
been used by the fashionable* of Paris and London,
with the most gratifying results. Does no injury to
the hair. Price by mail, sealed and postpaid ft De
scriptive Circulars mailed free. Address BERGER,
SHE nrs A CO., chemists. No.BB Riverst,Troy. >'. Y.
Sole Agents for the United States. febtl-ly
to jtrow upon the smoothest face in from
three to fivf wct*k* by nina Dr.SEVIGNE'S RES
'I AT RATEUR FA PILL AI RE. the most wonderful dis
covery in modern science, acting upon the Beard nd
Hair in an almost miraculous manner. It has been
used by the elite of Paris and London with the most
fluttering success. Names of all persons will lo reg
istered. and if entire satisfaction is not given in every
instanced he money will he cheerfully refunded. Price
by mail, scaled and postpaid. sl. Descriptive eircu- j
larsand testimonials mailed free. Address HERDER, j
SHUTTS k. Co.. Chennst<. Xo. *ißs River street. Troy.
X. Y. t Sole agents for the United States. fehG-ly !
Oh ! she was beautiful an ! fair.
With starry eyes, an J radiant lialr.
Whoso curling teuirlls soft, entwined,
Eticlutlnnl lie* verv heart an l mind.
For Curling the I fair of either Sex iuti
Ibitiy ami (flossy llim/ltts or
He ivy Massive. Cutis.
r>Y using this art; le Ladies and Gentlemen can bean
I tify themselves a thousand fold. It is the only ar- ;
tide in the world that will curl straight liair.aud at the j
same time give it a beautiful, glossy appearance The
Crisper Coma not only curls the hair, hut invigorates,
beautifies and cleanses it; is highly and delightfully
iwrlunied. and is the most complete artiele of t'-e
kind ever offered to the Ameriean public The Cris
per Coma will he sent to any address, sealed and post !
paid fur Jl. Address ail orders to
W. L. ("LARK A CO., Chemists,
feb6-Iy No. 3, West Fayette St., Syracuse, N. Y. i
For Removing Superfluous Hair.
TO THE ladies especially, this invaluable depilatory
recommends itself as being an almost indisp, nsi
hie artiele to fatnale heautv. is easily applied, does not
burn or injure the skiu. but nets directly ou the roots.
It is warranted to remove superfluous hair from low
foreheads, or from any part of the body, completely. !
totally arid radically exnrpanng the same, leaving tlie !
skin soft, smooth and natural. This is the only article !
used by the French and is the only real effectual de j
pilatorv in existence. Price 7;> cents per package
sent post-paid, to anv address. ~n receipt of an order,
bv BERG EK. SHUTTS * Co.. Chemists, '
feb'Vly BSS River street, Troy. N. Y. !
Throw Hwav vour f.l>* friz/r. your switch**, your wig—
Anl rrJol*t In ymircwn hixtiriaut hair.
Cotiif ;tn* !, come youthful come URly and fair,
K'i i ** In you• own luxuriant hair.
}?OR reetorinc hair upon bald head* (from whatever j
u:r,iv it nviy ! :tvo fallen out; an l forcing a growth 1
f hair upon the faee it ha* no equal. It wili fore*** tf o
beard t* rrow upon the *mt>ofhe*l lace in frrn five to
eight wffk*. or hair upon bald in from two to
three tnonibs. A few ignorant prartmoners have a*-J
serted that there •- nothing that will force or hasten '
the growth of the hair or beard Their assertion* ure
false, as thousand.* of living witnessest from their own
experience , call bear witness. Hut many will .say. how
are we to distin . msli the genuine from the spurious? •
It certainly is difficult. h nine-tenths of the different
Preparation* advertised for the hair and heard are en- ,
tirelv worthies*, and yon may have already thrown
away larne amounts in their purchase. To *ueh we
woii'l 1 say, try the Repmator (apilh; it will cost you
nothin<! t;rless it fu'ly comesnpto.mrrepresentatitns.
If your druggist d"*H not keep 11, send us one doliur
and we will forward it postpaid, together with A receipt I
lor the money, which will be returned you ouappliea- .
lion providing entire *a> isfaetion is not >fiven. Address
W.L.CLARK A <'* >. Ulieinists.
febO-ly Xo. 3 West Fayette *t. v Syracuse, N. Y.
There eorneth plad tidinirs of joy to all,
T' youiiir and to old. to reat and to small;
The beauty which oriee was so precious aud rare.
I> free for all and all may be fair.
By the use of
For improving mul Beautifying the Complexion,
rpll F, nm-t valuable and perfect preparaltun in ii'c.
I f.ir giving the vkin a beautiful pearl-like lull that
i only f>und in youth. It quick Ij remove* Tun. Freck
li—. I'miple*. Blolche*. Moth I'atche*. Snllowiie-*.
Eruptinii*. HIM) all impuritie* of the skin, kirnily Ileal
u.g the Mvne, IcaviugThc .kin white ami clear a* ala- :
oa-ter Its use can not be dctectc*! hv tlie closest
s-wutiny. and being a vegetable preparation is per
fectly harmless. It i* the only artiele of the kind used
l-y the French, and is considered by the I'an-ian a*
liidispeusghle to a nerleet toilet, ("pwardsof 3)U*iO ;
bottles were sold during the past year, a sufficient i
guarantee of its efficacy. Price only <5 ceuls. bent by
mail, twist paid, on receipt of an order, by
BERGKR, SHU I I'S a CO.. chemists,
fefi-ly gSa River St.. Troy, N. Y.
The World Astonished
SliK reveals secrets no mortal ever knew. She ro- I
stores to happiness those tio. from doleful events. ,
e.-Uil-t ropbe®. crosses in love, loss of relation® and I
friends, loss of monev. Jte , have become despondent.
She brings together those long separated gives infor
mation concerning absent friends or lovers, restore®
lost or stolen property, tells you the business you are
best qualified to pursue and 111 what you will be most
successful. causes speedy marriages and tells you the j
very day you will marry.''gives you the name, likeness ,
and characteristic of the person She readsynur very
thoughts, and bv her almost supernatural powers uo ■
veils the dark arid hidden mysteries of the future
From the stars we see m the tirmanent —the malefic I
stars that overcome or predominate in the contigura |
tiou—from the a®poets and positions of the planets j
and the fixed stars HI the- heavens at ttie time of birth, I
she deduces the future destiny of man. Fail not to I
consult the greatest A-trologist on earth Itcosisvnu
hut a trifle, and you may never again have so favorable
an opportunity Consultation fee. with likeness and
all desired information.sl. Parties fivingat.adistance
can eon®ult the Madame by mail with equal safety and j
satisfaction to themselves, as if in person. A full and j
explicit chint. written out, with all inquiriesanswered ,
and likeness enclosed.sent by mail on receipt of price !
above mentioned The strictest secrecy will he main
tained. and all eoTespondenee returned or destroyed
References of the highest order furnished those de
siring them. W l ite plainly the day of the month and
year in which you were born, enclosing a small lock
of liair. Address MHum H. A. PERRIGO,
jet>6-ly P. O. DRAWS* 293. BUFFALO, X. Y.
STffIMRKa Vf® SB®3lil*J
UfHEN by the use of DR. JOIN V t I.LE'S KI.IXIR
you can be cured permanently and at a trilling cost
The astonishing success which has attended this
invaluable medicine tor Physical and Nervous Weak
ness. General Debility and Prostration, boss of Mus
cular Energy, liilpoteney.or any of the consequences
of youthful indiscretion, renders it the most valuable
preparation ever discovered.
It will remove all nervous affections, depression,
excitement, incapacity to study or business, loss of
memory, confusion, thoughtsof self destruction, fears
01 losariity, Ac. It will restore the appetite, renew the
health of"those who have destroyed it by sensual ex
cess or evil practices.
Young Men. be humbugged no more by '-Quack
Doctors ' and ignorant practitioners, but send without
delay for the Elixir.and be at once restored to health
aiel happiness. A Perfect t.'ure is Guaranteed in eve
ry instance Price. sl, or four hoi ties to one address.
One bottle is sufficient to effect a cure in all ordiua
speedv and permanent cure of Gonorrhea. Gleet. Ure
thral ti-charges. Gravel. Stricture, and all affections
of the Kidneys and Bladder. Cure* effected in from
one to five days. They arc prepared from vegetable
extracts that "are harmless on the system, and never
nauseate the stomach or impregnate the breath. No
change of" diet is necessary while using them, nor does
their'actton in any manner interfere with business
pursuits- Price, l per box.
Either of tbe above-mentioned articles will bo sent
to any address, closely sealed, and post-paid, hv mail
or exnress. on receipt of price. Address all orders to
DERGKR, SHUTTS A Co., Chemists
feb-ly No. 236 River Street, Troy, N. Y.
Wednesday, May 29, 1867.
A Literary Curiosity.
Tlie poem below, which was first published in the
Knickerbocker Magazine, is made up of single lines
j from twenty-five English and Ameriean poets, be
ginning with Longfellow and ending with Byron. It
would take some time to affix each writer's name to
• his line or lines, though the majority are, of course,
! well knowu:
'Pearls at random strung,
By future poets stiull be sung.'
; The night has come bnt not too soon ;
j Westward tlie course ot empire takes its way;
I Ye hanks and braes of bonnie Doon I
Blue spirits aud white, black spirits and gray.
j Rocked in the cradle of the deep,
Old Casper's work was done :
! Piping ou hollow reeds to his pent sheep.
Charge, Chester, charge I On, Stanly on!
There was a sound of revelry by night,
On Linden when the sun was low:
A voice replied far up the height.
Tall oaks from little acorns grow.
i What if a little rain should say.
1 have not loved the world, uor the world me:
Ah! well a day!
Woodman,spare that tree!
My heart leaps up with joy to see
A primrose by the water's brim:
Zaeeheus he did climb the tree :
Few of our youth eotild cope with him.
The prayer of Ajax was for light,
The light that never was on sea or shore,
Pu Idiiiu and l-eef make Britous fight
Never tnore!
Under a spreading chestnut tree.
For hours thegither sat,
1 and my Annabel Le<-:
A man's a man for a' that.
Truth crushed to earth shall rise again.
And waste it* sweetness on the desert air.
In thunder, lightning, or 111 rain.
None hut tlie brave deserve the fair.
Tell me not in mournful numbers,
The child is father to the man ;
iiush, my dear, lie still and slumber,
They cau conquer who believe they can.
A change came o'er the spirit of my dream;
Whatever is. is right;
And tilings are not what they seem;
My native laud good night!
The Wandering Jew.
The story of the Jew who had wit
nessed the Crucifixion and had been
condemned to live and wander over!
the earth until the time of Christ's!
second coining, while it is one of the j
most curious of the mediaeval legends,
has a peculiar interest for us, because,'
so far as we can distinctly trace its
history, it is first heard of with only
circumstantial details in England.
The chronicler of the abbey of St.
Albar.s, whose book was copied and I
continued by Matthew Park, has re-i
corded how, in the year 1228, 'a certain j
archbishop of Armenia Major came en
a pilgrimage to England to seethe
relics of the saints, and visit the sa
cred places in this kingdom, as he had
done in others; he also procured letters I
of recommendation from his Holiness;
the Pope to the religious men and pre- j
lutes of the churches, in which they
were enjoined to receive and entertain
him with due reverenceand honor. On
his arrival he came to St A lhans, where
he was received with all respect by
the abbot and monks; and at this place,;
fatigued with his journey, he remained
some days to rest himself and follow
ers, and a conversation took place be
tween him and the inhabitants of the
convent, by means of their interpreters,!
during which he made many inquiries
relating to the religion and religious
observances of this country, and told;
man}' strange things concerning the!
countries of the East. In the course
of conversation lie was asked whether
he had ever seen or heard anything of
Joseph, a man of whom there was
much talk in the world, who. when s
our Lord suffered, was present and j
spake to him, and who is still Jilive, in
evidence of the Christian faith; in re j
ply to which JI knight in his retinue;
who was his interpreter, replied, speak-,
ing French, 'My Lord well knows that
man, and a little while before lie took
his way to the western countries, the
ssiid Joseph ate at the table of my lord
the archbishop, in Armenia, and lie has
often seen ;ind held converse with him.'
Ho was ihen asked about what bad
passed between Christ and the said
Joseph, to which he replied, 'At the j
time of the suffering of Jesus Christ,
he was seized by the Jews; and then j
Pilate finding no cause for adjudging,
him to death, said to them, 'Take him
and judge bim according to your law;
the shouts of the Jews, however, in
creasing, he, at their request, released
i unto them Barrabbas, a;.d delivered
Jesus to them to bo crucified. When
therefore the Jews were dragging Je
jsus forth, and had reached the door,
; Cartaphilus, a porter of the hall, in
Pilate's service, as Jesus was going
out of the door, impiously struck him
I on the back with Ids hand, and said in
mockery,' 'Go quicker, Jeses, go quick
' er; why do you loiter?' and Jesus,
{looking back on him with a severe
! countenance, said to him, 'I am going
| and you will wait till I i-eturn.' And,
| according as our Lord said, this Car
; taphilus is still awaiting his return.
At the time of our Lord's suffering he
was thirty years old, and when lie at
tains the age of a hundred years, he
always returns to the same age as he
was when our Lord suffered. After
Christ's death, when the Catholic faith
i gained ground, this Cartaphilus was
baptized by Ananias (who also bap
tized the Apostle Paul,) and was called
) Joseph He dwells in one or the other
I divisions of Armenia, and in divers
Eastern countries, passing bis time
! amongst bishops and other prelates of
the church; ho is a man of holy con
versation, and religious; a man of few
words, and circumspect in his behavior,
for he docs not speak at ull unless when
questioned by the bishops and religious
men, and then tells of the events of old
times, and at those which occurred at
| the suffering and resurrection of our
Lord, and ot the witnesses of the res
urrection, namely those who rose with
Christ, and went into the holy city,
appeared unto men. He also tells ol
the creed of the apostles, and ot' their
separation and preaching. And all
this he relates without smiling or lev
ity of conversation, as one who is well
practiced in sorrow and the fear ot
God, always looking forward with tear
to the coming of Jesus Christ, lest at
the last judgment he should tind him
in anger whom, when 011 his way to
death, ho had provoked to just ven-'
geance. Numbers come to him from
different parts of the world, enjoying!
his society aud and to;
them, if they are men ofauthoritj', lie!
explains all doubts on the matters on
which he is questioned. He refuses!
all gifts that are offered to him, being
content with slight food and clothirtg.'-
Such is the account of the Wander
ing Jew left us by a chronicler who
was cotemporary with what he relates,
and we cannot doubt that there was
such a person as the Armenian in ques
tion, and that some imposter had as
sumed the character of the Jew who
was supposed to be still wandering
about the world, until in the middle of
the sixteenth century he made his ap
pearancc in Germany. He has now
changed his name to Ahasuers, and
has somewhat modified his story. It j
was again a bishop who had seen him'
when he attended a sermon at Ham !
burg, where a stranger appeared in the i
winter of 1545, who made himself re
markable by the great devotion with
which he listened. When questioned,
lie said that be was by nation a Jew,!
that his original occupation bad been
that of a shoemaker, that he bad been j
present at the passion of Jesus Christ,;
and that since that time he had wan
dered through many countries. Hej
said that he was one of the Jews who j
dragged Christ before Pilate and were!
clamorous for his death, and on the!
way to the place of crucifixion, when
Jesus stopped to rest, he pushed him!
forward, and told him rudely to goon i
The Savior looked at him, and said, '1 ,
shall stop and repose, but thou shalt
go on,' upon which the Jew was seized
with an irresistible desire to wander,
and had left hib wife and children,
whom he had never seen since, and had
traveled from one country to another,
until lie now came from that country ;
to Germany This bishop described
him as a tall man, apparently of about
fifty years of ago, with long hair that!
hung down to his shoulders, who went
barefooted,and wore astrangecostume, i
consisting of sailor's trousers which
reached to the feet, a petticoat which
descended to the knees, and a mantle
wh'ch also reached to the feet, lie
was always taciturn, was never seen
to laugh, ate and drank little, and if
anybody offered him money, he never
took more than two or three pence, |
which lie afterwards gave away in
charity, declaring that God contributed
to Jill his wants. He related various!
events which he had seen in different'
countrys and at different times, to'
people's great astonishment. All these;
details and many more, arc told in a
letter dated the 29th of June, 1594,
w liich was printed in German and
French On this occasion the Jew
spoke good German, in the dialect of j
Saxon, but when lie, or another person
under the same character, appeared in
T lie Netherlands is 1575, lie spoke'
Spanish. A few years later the Wan
dering Jew arrived in Strasburg, and!
presenting himself before the magis-j
trates, informed them that he had vis
ited their city two hundred years be ;
tore, which was proved to be true, by a
reference to the registers of the town.
The Wandering Jew proceeded next
to the West Indies, and returned
thence to France, where ho made his
appearance in 1604, and appears to |
have caused a very considerable serisa
tion. As during the time be was there ■
the country was visited by destructive j
hurricanes, it was believed that those j
visitations accompanied the Jew in
wanderings, and this belief became so
general that in the present day in;
Brittany Picardy, when a violent bur-'
ricane comes on, the peasantry are in ]
the habit of making the sign of across
and exclaiming, 'C'es tie J uif-errant
quipasse !' Various accounts of the i
appearance of the Wandering Jew in
different parts of France at this time
wore printed, and ho became the sub
ject of more than one popular ballad,
one of which is well known and still
popular in France, and is sold common
ly by the hawkers of books.
There is a well-known English bal
lad on tho Wandering Jew, which is
; perhaps as old as the time of Eliza
both. It relates to the Jew's appear-,
j ance in Germany and Flanders in the
.sixteenth century.
On the 22d of April, 1774, the Wan j
jdering Jew, or some other individual
1 who had personated him appeared in;
Brussels, where he told his story to j
Bourgeois; but ho had changed his;
name and now called himself Isaac
Laquedem. The wanderer has not
since been heard of, but is supposed to
be traveling in some of tho unknown
parts of the globe. The llisterie ad
mirable Juif-arrant, still printed and
circulated in Eranco, forms one of the
i class of books which our antiquaries
call chap-books, and is of fabulous
stories which the Jew is made to tell
with his own mouth.
The residence of the hospitable Duke
of Richmond was brilliantly lighted on
the evening of June 15th, 1815. Groups
of officers in various uniforms were
seen assembled in the hall room, many
of whom were probably assembled for;
the last time. Among the ladies that
ornamented the room, many of our
own country women might readily be
distinguished by tho easy dignity of
their manners from the vivacious for
eigners with whom they were ming
led. One of the most attractive of
these was Edith Myers. An artist
would not, perhaps, have called her
beautiful, but there was a dignity of
character in her face which amply
atoned for anything in which she might
have fallen short of the Grecian model, j
Not really above the average height,l
the slightnoss of her figure made her ;
appear taller than most of tho women
around her, as she stood still, holding;
to the arm of her father, Colonel My-!
ers, with whom she had just entered !
Many an admiring glance was upon
the young girl, as her cheek flushed
beyond its wont. She looked hurried
ly around the room, hardly seeming j,
fo notice the officer who was soliciting | {
her hand for a dance She accepted
him, however, mechanically, when a
bright smile passed over her face. j,
Captain Bruce, an officer in the uni- j,
form of the Life Guards, was crossing
the room toward her. His figure was
tall and soldier like, his countenance
grave and thoughtful, at times almost
stern. In years he appeared consider
ably her senior. Advancing to her!
side, he asked in a low tore it she could
spare a few minutes that evening to j
stroll with him in tho adjoining ter i
race. She assented to his request in j
the same tone, a deep blush rising over
her face. They immediately separat- j
ed as if to avoid remark, and Edith
was soon waltzing in the brilliant cir
The evening wore on and the gay
ety was at its height, when a hand was
laid on Edith's arm, and the samo low
voice whispered in her ear: '1 claim
you now, at least for a time!' With
a heating heart she accepted the prof
fered arm, and making their way thro'
tho merry groups that surrounded
them, the two passed out upon the ter
race. The}* stood silent for a few mo
ments. The bright moonlight which j
poured around them lighted up the
shining leaves of the shrubs below, and
the scent of rare flowers with which
the terrace was dccotated, freshened
the evening air with its fragrance.—
Edith's hand trembled as it lay upon
her companion's arm; the flush had
died from her cheek and left it deadly j
pale. ' Miss Myers, lam here to-night
to ask one question which deeply in-!
volves in}* future happiness. You can- j
not surely be blind to my long cherish-1
ed affection for you, and—' And as|
he spoke, the shrill blast of a bugle
was heard suddenly breaking the still
ness of the night. Captain Bruce
started, anJ his whole frame seemed to
quiver. 'Edith,' he exclaimed hurried
ly, you hear that sound ; it is a signal
for action, and calls me either to death
or victory. I have only a few mo
ments more to be with you. Tell me,
I implore you, whether I am to wel
come death as a friend, or to fight with
redoubled courage for a life that is
dear to?— Good heavens! she has faint
ed !' The stanling news had been too
much for Edith's delicate frame; and
had it not been for her lover's support
ing arm, she would have sunk to the;
ground. He dared stay no longer, but ;
calling some waiting women to her!
aid, ho imprinted one kiss upon her
forehead, aud hastened trom the house
to assemblo his men.
The following evening about three j
hours after sunset, a different scene
presented itself. The conflict of the
day was over, and the silence of death
had suceeded the storm of the battle.
Groups of soldiers might be seen dot-j
ted over the battlefield, occupied in
searching tor their missing comrades
among the dead and dying. While,
passing to and fro among them might
be distinguished two lemale figures
timidly and cautiouslesslv treading
their way across the fatal scene, where
so many brave men lay mangled and
lifeless at their feet. The foremost of i
the two was a young girl, wrapped in
a loose cloak which enveloped her fig
ure; a thick veil was drawn over her
lace, and in her hand she carried a
small lantern. She was followed by
an elderly woman, bearing on her arm
a basket, in which were two small
flasks, one containing wator and the
other filled with brandy. As the
young girl proceeded on her search,
the light of her lantern fell on tho pal
lid features of those lying around her,
and more than once she stopped to as
suage the thirst of the dying man by
administering to him a draught with
her own had. Hour after hour she
continued her search, till, apparently
overcome with tatigue,disappointment
and the horrors of tho scenes around
her, she sat down on the ground as it
to recover her strength, and consider
what course she should next pursue.
Her attendant followed her example,
Vol. 57, No. 22.
* and while thus seated they heard the
! murmur of voices approaching them.
Presently a party of soldiers appeared,
I bearing a wounded man on a litter.—
i hey had hardly passed, when the
younger of the two women, as if actu-
I ated by a sudden impulse sprang up
and followed them. Addressing a vet
eran of the party, she said, in a low
tone : ' Soldier, can you tell me what
' part of the field the Life Guards occu
pied during the action, and whether
any of their wounded are still left be
hind V Ho looked at her for a mo
ment with an air of surprise, and then
replied: ' We are now bearing a ser
geant of the corps to tho village of
W atorloo, where some of our men have
just taken ono of their wounded offi
cers.' Tho soldiers passed on, and she
j rejoined her attendant, who, in tho
mean time, had risen to meet her. They
followed the party at such a distanco
as to keep them in sight without being
themselves observed. In this manner
j they proceeded for some time, till tho
j soldiers halted to rest for a few min
utes upon tho spreading roots of a
large oak tree, close to which, in tho
course of the day, the Duke of Wel
lington had takeu up his position.—
From tho latter circumstance this old
tree has since been distinguished by the
title of the ' Wellington Oak.' They
proceeded on their march still follow
ed by tho two females. Presently they
came to a farm house; this they pass
ed without a second halt; but the young
girl and her attendant agreed to enter
the yard, where they seated themselves
.on a stone. Here a scene of utter des
olation presented itself; bodies of men
and horses were lying about in all di
rections, as well as bayonets, sheets
and the rags of clothes which covered
the ground. Finding the house unoc
cupied, they wero glad to turn from
this heart-rending scene and proceed
on their way. After walking about a
mile some cottages became visible,
which they determined on entering, to
ascertain if possible, how far they still
were from the village of Waterloo.—
They wero just going up to tho gate
to make inquiries, when they observed
an officer with his arm in a sling, lean
ing against the wall, apparently wrap
ped in thought. They approached him
and the young girl began, in a timid
| voice: 'Will you kindly direct us to
.' ' Can it be possible?' exclaim
jed the officer, suddenly turning round.
' Surely that is Miss Myers* voice!'—
Edith uttered a cry of joy, exclaiming
'Thank heaven, ho is safe!' and then
all tho fortitude which had nerved her
through those horrible scenes gave
way and she burst into a hysteric fit
of sobbing. In a moment her lover
stood beside her, his arm around her,
and her head laid upon his breast, while
bending down he whispered in her ear:
i'Edith, I need ro other answer than
the love which induced you to bravo
such dangers in search of me.'
Often, in after years, when sur
rounded by his children, would Gen.
Bruce relate tho circumstances under
which he had proposed.
Remarkable Wedding.
Tho Dayton Journal is responsible
lor the following story:
Tuesday morning a couple appeared
in the Probate Court and demanded a
marriage license. When tho moment
arrived for paying the feo, the man was
for backing out, but the woman said
he shouldn't do that, ' not by any
means,' and sho paid the license. The
couple soon afterward appeared at
Justice Turner's office, and the woman
made known her • intentions.' The
unusual appearance of the 'happy
couple'attracted general attention,and
a large crowd was soon gathered to
see the solemn ceremonies.'
When tho couple were asked to
i stand up and face the music, the groom
again tried to back water; and the
bride seeing that there was no other
way for it, remarked that he'd got to
stand it, and there was no use talking
about it. She caught hold of tho
doubting Thomas and squared him up
before the justice, with the order for
him to ' sail in !' Just then the query
arose as to where the feo for the tying
of the hymeneal knot was to come
from. Tho man Baid he couldn't stand
the expense. Tho woman asserted
that she had paid for the license, and
the man should pay for tho marrying.
He protested that he wouldn't, and
that he'd go to Cincinnati to work.—
The woman caught him as he was slip
ping away from thematrimonial noose,
threw him down on the floor, and, tak
ing somo money from his pockets, she
deliberately paid the justice his fee,
and then holding on to her 'feller,'the
knot was tied in due form. All the
while the bride was munching peanuts,
and when tho ceremony was over tho
floor was littered with shells. The
bride saluted her husband with ' Tom,
you're a liar !' Congratulations to tho
happy couplo were fairly showered
down, and were characterized raoro
i for their robusticity than for their del
icacy ; and tho brido and groom left
'the presence' in a condition otjollity
which foretold a boisterous houoy
moon. When last seen the amiable
spouso shoved her lord into the gutter
at the corner of Jefferson and second
j streets.
lerTho English language is about
six hundrod years old.