Lewistown gazette. (Lewistown, Pa.) 1843-1944, June 05, 1867, Image 1

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Whole No. 2923.
Poor House Business.
Tho Directors of the Poor meet at the Poor
House on the 2d Tuesday of each month.
Republican State C onvention.
Harkishcko, April 10, 1887.
The " Republican State Convention"
will meet at tiie" Ilerdie House," in Wil
liamsport, on Wednesday, the 2Gth of
June next at 10 o'eloek, A. M., to nomi
nate a ean lidate forjudge of the Bu]>reme
Court and to initiate proper measures for
the ensuing Stateeaiivass. As heretofore,
the Convention will he eomposed 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 Assein
' 'itv order of the State Central Commu
te * F. JORDAN, Citairman,
\ W. UE-M dU'T, ;• Secretaries.
cZ >w..
Collceiion- remittances promptly made.
Jiiier'-st allowed <>II lime deposits. jan23-ly.
G-30. V/. ELEEK,
Attorney at Law,
(jllii'e Market Square, Lewistown, wiH at
teial to bii-iuess in Mltiiiu.Centre and Hunting
don counties tn\26 ;
H. J". 0' T JLE^ii!H."SCNj
Attorney at Law,
OFFKIIS In, pr<>fi-,sii>iiii hervu-es to tbo citizens of i
Mittioi county. Office in Northeast oornrr of the
I>w "inJ. next to Hoffman's store. my/
].TCOMI\(: t'Dt : MY
Mutual Insurance Company.
Capital, $2,500,000.
rril!" Coir 1..U1V continues to l.sne Policies of Jnsnr-
I nnco on HnifUitijrs and Personal Property, in Town
or Country, at rash or mutual rates.
JAMES HAXKfX. President.
JOSIII*A BOW'MAX, Secretary.
'antfi'CT Lewistewn Pa.
Practicing Physician,
Belleville. Mifflin County, Pa.
TNR. DAHI.KN bas been appointed an F.xaimninc
I) Surgeon bo Pen.ions. Soldier* requiring exatn
iDa'.ioii will find biiil ut bi* o!tii-e in Belleville
Belleville, August 1866 y
Ol'FllßS l is prcfessiniial services to tlie
ettii"us of Mifflin eounty. He prepared t.> per
f.-nn 11 ••peratiotis in the dental profession Office
lif.t i frotn toe I.cwistowti House. Main street .
where lie will be found the Hist two weeks of each j
month, and the la-i week of each mouth In- will j
i.sit Ki-■quilbis Valb y. Teeth extracted witlu ut
pull] I v the tt-c ot lilt 1 otis o.\i-ie mv i-tt t
Teeth Extracted Without Pain!
By M. R. Thompson, D. D. S ,
without the use ;>f Chb.ro-1
firm. Ether, or NurotisOx- :
.*Ssi*L ' - ii'.e. and f attended by no
v- ' '- ■ .w daniter or laid wb-cls.
1 ,f'' i•- -,qF < tthee west .Market street
* 'VSr ; JC.Iv near Eisenbis.-'s hotel,
• ere be c.,11 be found for professional consultation j
It -n the ;b-I Moll lay of each month until the fourth <
V.. i n ... I.en he oil be absent on professional bust- ;
... i. scpllMl I
one we.*k. r i
U/iEo & t&g I
I FKERS tiia professional services to tlie citizens of
' I.ewi,town and vicinity. All in good,neat |
v ;k wili do well to give him a call.
b- in.iv be found at ail times at his office, three
11. .rs cast of 11. M. £R. Pratt's store. Valley street. |
• pW-ly*
3ft_ 3VT- KEEVER,
TEF/fU Extracted tVH'HbI'TPUN i
C FSj{ l.y tb- O-C of M I Riit'S I'XIDF. o,
I haugbbig tia-s fee,l, m-< ried 011 all
-t lfT T 7 ,| IH different-tyles of base*, forth
• ••>! in the ino-t approve.l tnaoiier Sp.-e -l atten
: jpven to di-ra- d t-Utiis. AH work warranted
, rin* rviVDnu'iliV . ..
•ffiee at Episcopal Parsonage, Corner of Man. an"
V. iter Streets. " j
y iau'i'/dJJJa
\ kicwledgcd to be the best London Prize Modal |
a. I b.ghes, i.aard in America it ived.
ami Second hand l'ianoa. Music.
V 7 V Rt'H St.. beiotv sib, Pbiladelpliia. Pa.
Viola, April St. 18®T-3n
'lllli I'ibST IN THE WORLD
1 . >1 Will U- placed upon trial Rilli any other now j
: use. He uititcs compete.ii. It can be tested
a tb anv other machine to enable purcliers toehoo*.- j
Give bim a calf [mar'J-Oui; VVM. I.lNi>. j
' i 'HE most ouiveuieiit. tnoat <iural'le iitut j
I tlo r.'f- if the cheato-st M rin*rr evei |
•u ile 11 is taken mure lir-t premium* a< j
- s t ite and t<- tie al Fairs, ami is ue.l iij" more ,
V (ile than all other Wringer* together F"> |
*1 e i, v J B. SKLIIKI.MEIt.
I >ltlSiilX
1) Ma*
Meti'a Buck Gloves at SI 25
I 5U
" G.tuntlela 1 -'a
• •• Mitts 1 37
A - W id. Cotton and Berlin GLOVE" I-'t
t- I- cheap.
! |AS McKei.n & Vanhaiictt's SOAP.
' I samples of which were distributed a few days
ae-.. alwi.
babbit's Suap, Dobbin'* Hop,
tieisler'a ** Castile •'
'i nlet, " Ac., *e., Ac.
t ued Peaclies, Tomatoes, and Com, just received,
- ; very eqeajp- mayß
Till'" New York Mh v Roofing Company,
ISCTij are niatnifwturiniF under Letters Patent the
B st Article of Composition Hooting ever Offered to :
the fulilic. It is ml tpted to every >tv le of Roof, steep
or flat, and ••: 1 e r *adly applied !y any one.
The U. 8 Government. nfter a thorough test of its
utility, have adapted its use iu the Navy Yards, and
. upon PtiMie Buildings.
The Booting is put up in rolls, and has only to be
nailed to the Roof to make a
Durable Fire and Water-Proof Covering.
We particularly recommend its use upon
liuildings. Store*, Churches, Factories. Harhinc
Sbojs, Stcambu.it Decks, &c.
For coating Tix. Ikon, or Sihnulk Roofs. It forms u
limit I Equal to Three Coats of Ordinary Paint.
No Roof can rust under it. and old leaky Roofs may be i
made permanently water-proof and durable by itsiisc. j
The Paint requires no mixing, but is ready to be aj> j
i oiled with the ordinary paint brush. /Viet. $1 per gal
\ lon which will cover two hundred square teet.
Also manufacturers of
Black Lustre Varnish,
Tarred Felt and Hoofing Pitch.
Discount to the Trade. Circulars and Price List fur
nished. Bights for counties *o!d allow rates. Address j
11)4 li road way , iV. J'.
Frank Humphreys, 61 Royal st.. N. O4 Schofield j
Williams A Co, Augusta. Ga; Baldwin H. Woods'
Montgomery. Ala.; Thos. S. Coates. Raleigh. N. C; F. !
\ Tucker Richmond, Va.; Henry Wilson, Petersburg, j
; !l " Agents. jan23
I) re iv' s Pat en t
cuTmro* BOOTS
lypJilOH'J Biiijlill?JD6
Tii E greatest improvement of the age, in this line
of trade. Ist. IT does away with the wrinkles on
the iiiMtfp. also, with the welted side seam which has .
injured so many feet and ankles. 2d. Itmakes the !
easiest sitting and Ijest fitting Boot ever worn. This
boot in now niMnafuctured by I*. F. Loop, who holds
the right of use for the county, and is prepared to
furnish ail who wish to wear thi- hoot. A liberal dis
eount to dealers who wish to deal in these boots. Or
ders filled at short notice. Prices greatly reduced on j
all goods at P. F. Loop's Shoe Store. feb6
628. :-:CCP SXI3.TS. 628
SEW SPRING STYLES, "ttur Own Make."
cmbracinj every New and De-irubU- *izc. style and
Shape of Plain and Trail Hoof Skihts.—2 14.
;;-f. 3. 3 1-4. 3 1-2. 3 3-4 mid 4 yards, round every leuctli
and size Waist; in every respect Fuust Qcaui v. and j
espoei illy adapted to tiieet the wants of First Class ;
and most fashionable Trads.
• tdK Own Mark." of Hoop Skirts, are lisltter. more \
.-lasiie, more iluriil.le, an.! rcallv chCAPxu than any |
■ .nlier make of either Single or Double spring .Skirt
;ii the American Market. They are Warkantxk in j
every respect, and wherever nitrovlueed give tiniyer- :
sal satisfaction. Tliev are now teingex:< nsively sold j
by retailer*, and every lady should try them
A*k for "Hopkin's Own Make." and see that each !
>kirt is Stamped "H . T. HoPKiN'S M ANt'FAf'TI'K
ER. '".2S Alt Cii Street. PH 11.ADKI.I'H 1 A." -Vo others
ore (ienuine. A Catalogue containing Stvle. Size and
Retail Prices, sent to any address. A (Tiiform and
Eitieral liise.iUiit allowed to Dealers. Orders by mail
or otherwi-e, promptly and carefully tilled. Whole
sale an i Retail, at Xl ami factory and Sales-loom*. No
62S Arch Street. Philadelphia. Skirts made to order,
altered and repaired.
marliU—lUui Wsi. T. IIOPKINB.
J. A. & W. R. McKEE
{AYF. removed ti.eir Lwther Store to Otlcl Eel
lowa' llall, where they w.ll constantly keep
j band, Sole Leather. Harness. Skirting and t.'pp. r ,
eatlo r. Kip*. American and French Calfskins. Slo- ;
•occos. I.unrips and Bindings, un.l a general assort-i
nent of Shoe Findings, which they will sell eheap for
ash. Iligliest market price paid iu cash for uides.
Calf Sku.s and Sheep Skins.
vauteJs f*r which the highvat market price will be
aul in Ca.sii. ap4tf |
Tailoring Establishment
V £~>. fe y p
MERCHANT TAILOR, luu* removeti lnshoptolho !
builtlilig formerly knuwn h. tliu "green hnu*e f ,!
At the iiiter-etMinti of Valley and Mill street, adjoining
ii M. & R. I'ratt - -tor.-, where he cordially invites all j
*!'> need anyiliiug in his line. Goods arid Trim-S
ii ug" d and gentlemen's clothing made, in !
the iat*?>t styles, on short note e, ami at reasonable
prices. nplf-tf
litis now open
Cloths, Cassimeres
jvhich will be mmle up to order in the neat
est and must fashionable styles. apl9
K. & H. T. ANTHON Y 4. CO.,
Miinufiiflurers of I'doltigraj hie Mtilcrhh,
.XOI llruutlua), N". Y.
In addition to our main t.usiru-ss of PHOTOGRAPH-1
IC M A I ERIALS. w-s ara headquarters for the follow- !
ing viz:
stcrrnt'Copes and Stereoscopic Views.
Of American and Foreign Cities nn.l Landscapes.'
Group*. -Statuary. Ac.
Stereoscopic Views ot the R ar,
From negatives made iu the vartoiiscampaignsand j
forming a complete Photographic history of tho con-1
Stereoscopic Views on t.lass.
Adapted for either the Magic Lantern or stereo
scope. Our catalogue will be sent to any a>idres on ,
receipt ol" stamp.
Photographic Albums.
We manufacture more largely than any other house, |
dn.iil 200 vat leties from 5.; cents to 4-o each, tmr Al- .
i i,n.us have the retaliation ol being superior in beau- ,
' V and durability to uuy others.
Card Photographs of Cicucrals, -Statesmen,
Actors, etc., etc.
< ur catalogue embraces over FIN I*. riDH SAND ,
■ 11tf■ ielit subjee s. including reproductions ,f ttie j
must edei,rated Engravings, Paintings. Statues, Ac.
| Catalogues sent on receilit of stamp. I
I 'iiomgi apbers and others ordering goods C. O. l>..
ai!l pica-- t- o.it -■ per .-cut ol tho Hinount with llicir
; d*r. v)_ I'll* |/ric .'H and quality of our <*au
'• ut .'.ol to satisly. jol.i ly
VIUI.L lino <>f LADIKS' MISSES' and
( UlLUtthK'S 11001* SKIRTS jß*t re
-ived from New York. They ere very fine
i ind will be sold
Very Cheap.
Ladies cull and fee litem at BBISBIN'S,
near tlie Jail.
New Calico
From 12J up. Bleached or Unbleached Mus-;
liri very cheap at BBISBIN &.
1 >EST Bar Irun, m 4|. nnd other kinds;
15 low at F. J. HOFFMAN'S. |
B E A U T Y.
Auburn, Goldeu, Flaxen and Silken Curls
I)R01i(?CFli by the use of Prof. DKBRECX' FRI
SER I.E CHEVEFX One application warranted
t" coi l the most straight and stubborn hair of eithci
*ex into wavy ringlets, or heavy miissive curls. Has
been used by the inshionnhies of Paris and London,
with the most gratifying results. Does no injur! t<
the hair. Price by mail, sealed and postpaid fi. *l>o
senptive rireulars mailed free. Address BERG E It.
Slit.' ITS A CO.. Chemists. No. 28 River st., Troy, S. Y
Sole Agents lor the United States. febd-ly
TjKVRCED to grow upon the smoothest face in from
I three to five weeks by using Dr. SEVIGNE'S RES
lAt B.A 1 EL* ROA PI LLAI RE. the most v\ omhrful dis
covery m modern science, acting upon the Beard and
Hair in an almost miraculous manner. It has been
used by the elite of Paris and London with tho most
(bettering success. Names of all persons will be reg
istered. and if entire satisfaction is not given 111 everv
instance.the money will he cheerfully refunded. Price
by mail. sealed ami postpaid. sl. Descriptive.circu
lar* and testimonials matted I roe. Address BE RG ER,
SIII T I'S St CO.. Chemists. No. 255 River street. Troy.
N. Y., Sole agents for the United States. febft-ly
Oh ! she was beautiful and fair.
With starry eyes, and radiant hair,
\S hose curling tendril" soft, entwined.
Enchain**.: the very heart and iniud.
For Curling the Hair of either Sex into
M art/ and Gloss// Ringlets or
Ur ,fy .Massive, (at lis.
TP using tbisarticle LadiesKill]Gentlemen ean beau-
I) 11 fv themselves a thousand fold. It is the only ar
tiele in the world that will curl straight hair.itu.i at the
same time give it a beautiful, glossy appearance The
Crisper Coma not only eurls the hair, hut invigorates,
beautifies and cleanses it; is highly and delightfully
perhimed. and is the most eoinplete article of the
kind ever offered to the American put.lie The Cris
per Coma will be sent to any address, sealed and post
paid for Jl. Address all orders to
W. J,. CI.ARK A CO., Chemists,
feb6-ly No. 3, West Fayette st., Syracuse, N. V.
For Removing Superfluous Hair.
TO THE Isi.lifM especially, this invaluable depilatory
re<"minend. it.-elf as being an almost mdispensi
lle article t* fatnale beauty, is easily applied, doea not
burn or injure the skin. !>til acts directly on the roots.
It is warranted to remove supcrfiuou-"hair from low
foreheads r from any part "t the laxly, completely,
totally and radically extirpating the same, leaving the
skin s>ft. smooth and natural. This is the only article
used by the French, and i* the only real effectual de
pilatory in existence. Price 75 cents per package.
>ont post-paid, to anv addicts, on receipt of an order,
bv KEROKR.sH UTTS A Co.. Chemists. |
285 River street. Tr#y. N. Y.
Throw* awav vour false frizxe. vnr "witches,your w ip— j
And rejoice in your cwn hiviiriuut hair.
Com'* a<el, come youthful come uplv and fair.
And rejoice hi your own luxuriant hair.
IX)R restoring hair upon hal l heads (from whatever
cause it may l ave fallen out) and forcing a grow th <
of hair upon the face it hasnoeqiial. It will force the
beard to grow upon the smooth.-st lace in from five to
eight weeks, or hair upon bald heads in from two to
three mouths. A few ignorant practitioners have as- j
sertctf that there is nothing that will force or hasten j
the growth of the hair or lieard Their assertions are !
false, as thousands f living witnesses (from their own !
experience) can bear witness. But many will say. how
are we t* distinguish the genuine from the spurious?
It certainly is difficult, as nine-tenths of the different
Preparations advertised lor the hair and leard arc en
tirely worthless, and you may have already thrown
away large amounts in their purchase. To such we i
woifhl s.y. try the Reparator Cjtpilh; it will cost you
nothing unless it fully comes tip to our representations.
If your druggist does not keep it, send us one dollar
and w•* w ill forward it postpaid, together with a receipt
for the money, which will he returned you ouapplica- j
lion providing entire satisfaction in not givm. Address
W. L. CLARK St CO, Chemists,
fchfi-ly No. 3 West Fayette st , Syracuse, N. Y.
There cometh glad tidings of joy to all.
To young ami to old. to great and to small;
The beauty which once was so precious and rare, j
Is free for all and all may be fair.
By the use of
For Improving nnd R<-:u)lifvinj; the Complexion. 1
THE most vnlimlile and perfect preparation in use.
for divine tin- |iin a Leiiutiful pearl-like tint that
I* only found in youth. Itquiokiy removes Tan, Freck
les. f'lttipie*. Blotches, Moth Patches, Sailowue**.
Eruptions, and all impurities of the skin, kindly heal
ir.U the same, leaving the skin white and clear a* ala
baster. Its use can not lie detected hy the closest I
scrutiny arid heind a vegetable preparation is per
fectly harmless. It is the only article of the kind used
by tiie trench. and is considered bv the Parisian as
indispensable to a oerfeet toilet, ['pwards of 3<1,u00 i
bottles were sold during the pa-! year, a sufficient
guarantee of its efficacy Price only 75 cents. Sent by •
mail, pb4paid. on receipt >f an order, by
fe6-ly 285 River St., Troy, H. Y. 1
A 3 tf IB 0 i 0 S 1.
The World Astonished!
SHE reveal* secrets no mortal ever knew. She re
st.ires to happiness those who, from doleful events,
catastrophes, crosses in love, loss of relations and
friends, lu-s ot money, Ac., have become despondent.
She brings together those long separated, gives infor
mation concerning absent friends or lovers, restores ;
lost or stolen property, tell* you the business yon are j
best qualified to pursue unit in what you will l>e lllost j
successful, causes speedy marriages ami tells you the ;
ver v day you will marry, gives you the name, likeness i
and characteristic of the person. She reads your very
thoughts arid by tier almost supernatural powers un- |
veils the dark and hidden mysteries of the future !
From the stars we see in lite frrtnanent —the malefic i
stars that overcome or predominate in the eonligurn ,
tion —from the aspects ami positions of the planets j
and the fixed stars ill the heavens at the time of birth,
she deduces the future destiny of man. Fail not to
consult the greatest Astrologiston earth. It costs you ,
but a trifle, and you may nevoragain have so favorable
an opportunity. Consultation fee. with likeness arid '
ail desired mf u tuition, if. Parties living at a distance j
can eon-lilt the Madame hy mail with equal safety and :
satisfaction to themselves, as if 111 person. A full and '
explicit chart, written nut. with all inquiries answered :
an t likeness enclosed, sent by mail on receipt of price j
above mentioned The strictest secrecy will be main i
rained, am! all cnTCspondenco returned or destroyed '
References of the highest order furnished those do- !
smug them Write plainly the day of the nionthaud
year in which you were born, enclosing a small lock i
of hair. Address MuumeH.A PERRIGO.
jebti-ly P. O. Dtt.vwuß gya. Buffalo, N. Y. I
s-JiKFisca EtiuJiEta;
117 MEN by the use of DK JOINX II.I.E'Si ELIXIR
r \ voir can ho cured permanently and at a trilling cost
Ttie astonishing success wnicti has attended tins
invaluable medicine tor Physical and Nervous Weak
lies*. General Debility and Prostration, Loss of Mus-j
cular Energy. I nr potency, or any of the consequences !
of youthful indiscretion, renders it the most valuable
preparation ever discovered.
It will remove all liervou* affections, depression, j
excitement, incapacity to study or business, loss of:
memory, confusion, thoughtsot self destruction, fears
ol insanity. £■:. It will restore the appetite, renew the
health of*those who have destroyed it by scustlal ex
cess or evil practice*. i
Voting Men. be humbugged no more by "Quack ]
Doctor.*' *' and ignorant practitioners, but send without i
delay for the Elixir.and la- at once restored to health |
and happiness. A Perfect Cure is Guaranteed in eve
ry instance. Price. sl. or four bottles to one address. $3. ■
line bottle i* sufficient to effect a cure in all ordiua- j
speedy and permanent cure of Gonorrhea. Gleet, t're- j
thral Discharges, Gravel. Stricture, and all affections j
of the Kidneys and Bladder. Cures effected in from |
one to live davs. They are prepared frotn vegetable
extracts that are harmless on the sy stem, and never ,
nauseate the stomach or impregnate the breath. No
change of diet is necessary while Using them, nor does ,
their action in any manner iuteifere with business :
pursuits. Price. #1 per box.
Either of the above-mentioned articles will bo sent
to any address, closely sealed, uud post paid, hy mail
or ex oress. ou receipt of price.- Address all orders to
BKRGKR. SHUTTS A Co., Chemists
fobS-lv No. 26 River Street, Troy, N. V.
Wednesday, June 5, 1867.
Just over the way from my childhood's home,
An ancient church still >tauds.
Ami thither at Sabbath we have Kne,
For years nmch longer than I have known,
Singing and praying bands.
I saw them to-night when the clock struck five,
Uoine forth from the homes around,
VV iih faces earnest, and hearts alive,
With hopes that heavenly thoughts revive,
They travelled tho well known ground.
A wistful feeling came over me then,
To join in their eveniug prayer;
So I followed the band of earnest men.
And softly entered the church, just when
1 hey were singing the opening air.
*A charge to keep I have/ they said,
; And 'a God to glorify;'
The minister then frotn the Bible read.
And told of that precious, living Bread,
Sent earthward from the sky.
One after another they rose and told
Of some duty they would do,
! Of a crotfs to bear, of a heart grown cold,
Or humblv prayed for courage hold
To light the battle through.
'Tis the same old story, my memory said,
' That 1 heard here long ajjr;
1 he voices have changed, for many are dead.
But the words are the same, for each had road
1 he story of Jesus, you know.
I While my thoughts went backward to long ago,
j Or forward to what must come,
I The minister rose, and in accents low.
Asked that a blessing on all might flow,
And then the meeting was done.
I walked away with the quiet throng,
And Nti I they talked ol heaven;
I prayed to he kept from doing wrong,
And I sang within my heart a song,
Ami then the clock struck seven.
School Times. j. H. M.
Our house is under martial law, and
Tommy is our ruler. It has always
been so, since his birth; I remember
when he was a wee bit of a baby, the
dinner hour was changed, that tho clat
ter of our dishes might not disturb his
afternoon nap, and everything was reg
ulated to suit his royal pleasure.
None of us older children were oil
lowed to appear at the family table un
til we had learned to handle a knife
and fork properly; but Tommy was
brought down in triumph, as soon as
he could sit up in his high chair.
And then such behavior ! Why Tom
my may do the most ill-bred things,
and we all laugh it off, as a capital
Father is what grown people call
•fastidious,' what children style 'very
pertiekelar.' Many a time, I've seen
him leave his breakfast untasted, only
because a simple little fly, wishing a
warm hath, chose father's coffee cup
as a suitable place lor that perform
But when Tommy, from the farther;
end of" the table, sent his inseparable j
companion, a rubber doll, with great
violence, from his own mouth plumb
into father's cup, splashing his linen
and hands with hot coffee, father only
laughed, and cried—'-Bravo!" as he
tossed it back to baby, and declared
his coffee to he "all the sweeter," when
mother passed another cup.
I remember that breakfast time so
well, because father was telling us a
pitiful story about a college friend of
his. He had just reached the very sad
dest part, and was evidently n.uch af
footed, when there came a crash, a flat
ier, loud peals ol laughter, and far
above the din, such jubilant crows of:
del ght from Tommy.
This time he had only upset the!
spoon stand, which brought down the
cream pot, and then as Ella stooped to
restore the scattered silver, he fasten
ed both hands into her cutis, and bal I
aneiug himself upon his little toes, was!
tugging away most unmercifully. 1
Father forgot his story, and joined in
the general laugh, and dear little Nell,
when rescued from Tom's clutches,
smiled bravely through, her tears.
1 asked father why Tommy was so ;
indulged; but ho only laughed, and
said: 'Oh, he is tho autocrat ot our|
breakfast table;' though I could not see'
that that explained the matter.
Before Tommy was six months old •
he had shattered a pier glass, broken |
I off a solitary blossom from mother's i
| century plant, and scalded a pet poodle,!
besides giving us 011 an average one
1 good fright daily by his own reckless
ness. I
As he grew older, he did but grow
worse. Mother says that good Dr.
Watts taught that children should bo
inquisitive; that youthful curiosity
ought to bo encouraged She talks of
Sir Isaac Newton, Columbus, and other
great discoverers, and hopes Tom may
be of use in the world.
This is when Tom is safe abed, or, tis
she thinks, well occupied. But when
she finds that he has been employed
in making inky seas on tho back of
some rare engraving—when she be
holds her bust Cly tae hanging from the
bell-rope, and Tommy at work on her
grand piano with his little hammer, Sir
Isaac Newton, Columbus, and the com
fort they afford, seem distant and un
satisfactory, while Tom and his mis
chief are near and provoking.
Then his excuse is that Cly tax is Jane
who is 'awful bad,' hung in effigy, and
that he is only hammering 'to see
where the music comes from,' does not
amuse mother or me as it does Grandma
Wilson, who delights in all Tom's an
tics, saying,
'They show he is of a practical turn,
and a thorough Wilson.'
Mother's father was an artist, and
art holds a low place in Gandiua Wil
son's estimation.
Tommy will have a reason for every
thing, and is by no means content
with an explanation merely verbal
Why must tho threat hall clock he
wound, and what does tho pendulum
Then comes tho time when no alarm
is sounded by our Faithful time piece,
to waken tho servants, and we all sleep
ion until the sun is BO high that we
wake and dress in haste, and cannot
icatch the lost hours through the day.!
! Ol' course, a search reveals the pendu
lum under Tommy's bed.
We should give our number as seven
to the census collector, but so much
mischief is done in the house, to which
no ono will confess, that we have to
lay it at the door of an imaginary foe,
| whom wo stylo 'Number Eight.' Ii
begin to learn, however, that' Number
: Eight' is usually another name lor
' Master Tommy. He is a riddle, and
we've few rules by which to read him;
only sure that bo will appear when
ever wo had least expected, discover
all that we would keep from him, and
speak whenever he had best he silent
lie despises sham, and has no conceal
'Don't my muvver look putty, wif
her hair curled that way?' he asks, tit
a dinner party. 'Wo fought she'd be i
the beautiiullest woman here, 'n so she
is.' Then later—'l knowed tlier wor
jcum'ny cumin', eoz Jane brang out all
the silver, 'n the pantry door was lock,
sos I couldn't git in. Some silver ain't j
silver—it's plated; I've sawn 'em doit;
it's as easy, 'n you can't tell 'em apart,
n I don't know as any of ourn's real.
What makes yer look at me so for.
llelun ?' I e asks when I try to check
him. 'I ain't ersayin'nuffin. I didn't
tell 'em you tared yer gown runnin' j
I down stairs, 'n didn't have time ter
change it.'
Mother says she would never allow
the child to see guests, but that he must j
learn good manners.
'Ask the little girl to come again to i
see you, ray son; she is a dear little
playmate, isn't she?' said mother, be
fore wo had learned how like leaning
upon a broken reed is trusting to Tom's j
'No mum,' answered he, stoutly;
'she'd berhave hersofflc poorly; I'm real
disgusting at her; 'n I'd ruther go and
see her, eoz she's got ripe peaeher't
her house.'
'Tommy, dear, this is Mr. Goodhue;
he has two little boys at home.'
'Yes,' Tom answers, gravely; 'l've
sawn 'em; they sit befront us at church,
'n tumble off crickets, prayer time '
\ou said once they needed a sewcre
In the country, at Grandma Wil
son's, Tom is even worse than at home.
We find him on high, solitary beams
in the barn, with no visible means of
getting down; ho is caught in the
boughs of trees; he is rolling oH the
wood-shed roof; he is tumbling into
the river; he is pulled about the pig
sty, firmly grasping some stout squnll
er's tail; he is poking sticks at the
tierce a atch dog;continually in danger,
yet never really hurt.
I wonder if Tom's guardian angel
ever feels tired or perplexed ?
There stood by grandma's door.:
when Tommy was there last, a large
molasses cask, just drained of its con.
tents, with the exception of an inch or
two of what we children call molasses!
sugar. The ground in the rear slopes
gently for several feet down to the
One day, Maxwell and Sydney were
wrestling, leaping, and racing about,
when they suddenly knocked the cask
over, and sent it rolling down the hill
'Catch it, Syd !' shouted Max, ''twill
he lloating down the stream 111 a min
ute;' but of course Sydney could not
catch it, after it was fairly set in 1110
It rolled faster and faster, but just
as it reached the river, it struck a
willow bough and wassuddonly brought
upright once more, just on the water's
We all ran down to the rescue, and
what should we find peeping out of
the cask but two well known tiny
'Why, Tommy,' wo said, not know
ing whether to laugh or cry, 'are you
hurt darling ?'
'Oh,' said a smothered voice, 'I then
ain't drowned, nor sailin' out ter sea.
I'll be took out, all 'cept my curls, 'n
they won't come. I've tried 'em, 'n
they stick fast.'
Tommy came out, curls and all, safe
and sound, as usual; but he did look
| funny, with a crown of damp sugar on
j bis head and great streaks of molasses
j on his face.
'Wore not you frightened, Tom
; rhumb?' I asked, as I led him to the
j house.
'l'her! No. I thought I's goin' out
ter sea, 'n I wisht 1 weren't on my
head, eoz 1 couldn't sco tho whales, 'n
Ingv,'n Uncle John; hut I was so shook,
n my curls pulled the tears inter my
| eyes when I tried tor turn over.'
We had an uncle at Calcutta, and
Tommy thinks going to sea is going to
I him.
One night at grandma's, whon Tom
my was very tired, he refused at bed
time to say his prayers, declaring ho
i had been so good he had 'nuffin to pray
i tor.'
I told him that at tho closo of the
j best day, all need to ask for pardon;
that Lis goodness might be only lack of
temptation; and that ho should certain
ly not forget to pray lor mother, in her
loncleness at home, with no little son
to pet.
After some persuasion, Tommy knelt
and said—'Our Father, I've been real
good ter day; but Jlelun says I ought
ter he forgiven; so please forgive the
n iffish 1 might hev done, but couldn't.
Forgive us all, 'specially llelun, for
bein' so cross to her little bruvvcr, 'n
not lettin' him play with paints this
morn in' (Here the great sleepy eyes
rolled open and fixed a reproachful
look on me.) Forgive all our naughty
yesterdays, and make us good lor
eveiw tomorrow, bless my dear muv
ver, with no boy to kiss her. That's
all to night.'
If Tommy's prayers sound irrever
cut or self righteous, he does not mean
to be so, and they are at least sin
cere If ho prays more earnestly for
the lecovcry of a lost toy than for
pardon front sin; if he confesses virtues
as freely as faults, perhaps such peti
tions are as acceptable to Him who
made the childish heart as those peni
tential formulas which are so often lip
service. Some da}-, we hope, Tom
will understand these things better.
He has a great desire to 'trade,' but
now is obliged to close each bargain
with the proviso, 'lf my muvvcr is
wiliin';' for Tom went out one day, ra
diant in the glory of a lovely new cap,
and taking with him a fair}- balloon
and a rocking horse of his own height
Soon he wu.s home again, with all
these treasures gono forever, and hap
py iu possessing in their stead a much j
battered old beaver hat, which cov
ered his head and neck like an extin
What may be Tommy's future, we
cannot guess. If the child is father
of the man, it seems probable that he
will become 'an active member of so
ciety.' Whether or no his name shall
ever ring through the land with honor,
we hope he may be the 'noblest work
of God'—an honest, true, aud good
The Ship ol" Deutli.
Since the time when the Ancient
Mariner told tho terrible tale of the
curse laden ship with hercrew ofghast
ly corpses, no more thrilling story of
tho sea has been related than that of
the whale ship Diana, that recently
drifted into one of tho Shetland Is
A year ago she left the Shetlandson
a whaling voyage to the arctic regions,
having on board fifty men. Front that
time nothing more was heard of her.
The friends of those on hoard became
alarmed. Money was raised and pre
miums offered to the first vessel that
would bring tidings of the missing
ship, but all to no avail. Hope was
almost abandoned.
On the 2d of April the people near
Kona's Yoe, in one of tho Shetland
Isles, were startled at seeing the ghast
ly wreck of a ship sailing into the har
bor. Battered and ice-crushed, sails
and cordage cut away, boats and spars
cut up for fuel in the terrible Arctic
winter, her decks covered with dead
and dying, the long lost Diana sailed
in like ji ship from the Deadman's
Land. Fifty men sailed out of Ler.
wick in her on a bright May morning
last year. All of the fifty men came
back on her on the second of April,
this year; the same, yet how different.
Ton men, of whom the captain was
one, lay stiffened corpses on the deck ;
thirty-five lay helplessly sick, and
some dying; two retained sufficient
strength to creep aloft, and tho other
three crawled feebly about the deck.
The ship was boarded by the islanders,
and, as they climbed over tho bul
warks, tiie man at the wheel fell faint
ing from ono of the sick!
died as lie lay, his death being an-1
nounccd by tho fellow occupant of his
berth feebly moaning, ' Take away this |
dead man.' On the bridge of the ves i
sel lay the body of tho captain, as it 1
had lain for four months, with nine of;
his dead shipmates by his side, all de
cently laid out by those who soon ex i
pected to share their fato.
The survivors could not bear to sink;
the bodies of their comrades into the!
sea, but kept them so that when the
last man died the fated ship that had ;
been their common home should be*
their common tomb. The surgeon ot
the ship worked faithfully to the last,
but cold, hunger, scutvy and dysente
ry were too much for him. The brave
old Captain was tho first victim, and
died blessing his men. Then the
others fell, one by one, until the ship
was tenanted only by the dead anddy
ing. One night more at sea would
have left the Diana a floating coffin.—
Not one of the fifty would have lived
to toll the ghastly tale.
Old knapsacks*.
Tho following beautiful extract is
from a letter of 'A Woman in Wash
ington,' to the New York Independent:
'I saw a pile of knapsacks tbeother
oveningat the cottagoon Fourth street;
knapsacks and haversacks left behind
for safe keeping by the boys who went
to tho front and never came back.
The eloquence of those worm eaten
and moulded bags cannot be written.
Here was a piece of stony bread uneat
en, tbo little paper of coffee, the smok
ed tin cup in which it had boiled so oft
en over the fire on the eve of battle.
Vol. 57. 80. 23.
1 hero was the letter, sealed, directed,
and never sent, for the soldiers could
not always get oven a stamp. Here
was a half written letter, commenced
'Dear wife: How I Want to see you
'Dear Mother: My timo is nearly out.'
The rusty pen just as it was laid down
in the hall filled sheet by the gallant
and loving hand which hoped so soon
to finish it. Here was a scrap oi pa
triotic poetry, and inspired lyrics caro
fully eopiod on sheets of paper tinted
with red, white and blue. Here were
photographs of the favorite Generals,
and photographs of the dear ones at
home. Herp were letters of heart
breaking love, and loyalty to duty, and
hoi}' faith and cheer, written at home;
and here was the Testament given him
by the woman ho loved best, soiled and
worn. For the Amex*ican soldier, ifhe
rarely read it, still he would carry his
Testament as a dear tailsman to savo
hi in from harm. Here were those me
mentos of brave, living, loving lifo
. gone out. They never came back!
The mourners at home do not all know
where they fell, or whether they were
buried. To one unfamiliar with the
soldier's life, these relics might mean
little. To me they moan all love, all
suffering, all heroism. I look on them,
and again seem to see the long lines of
men file past, dust covered and warm,
on their way to battle. I see tho
roads of Virginia shimmering in the
white heat, lined with exhausted men
lying down to sleep and to aftor
the last defeat, hear tho cry of the
wounded, the moan of the dying, see
tho half-filled grave, the nnburied dead.
All the awful reality of war comes back.
So, too, do knightly days and daunt
less men. Peace walks among tho
May time flowers, and already our sol
diers seem almost forgotten. Days of
war and deeds of valor seem like
dreams gone by.'
An extraordinary case of youthful
depravity has occurred at Saginaw
City, Mich. A little girl, aged seven
years, named Mary, while going down
street, was met by a girl named Eliza,
aged eleven years. The elder child
kept the younger in chat till they had
wandered as far as the shipyard, where
no human being was in sight. When
tliero, Eliza induced Mary to take off
her hat, cloak, apron and net, the child
obeying her with a confiding look that
would have changed the purpose of
one old in crime. But Eliza had only
half done her work. The clothes were
now in her possession; but the owner
ot them yet remained in the way. She
induced little Mary to stand on a piece
of ice which floated in the water of the
dock, and gathering up the clothes, she
ran away leaving tho child to perish.
The ice soon yielded under the child,
who slipped off into the water, and
clung for life to tho cold edges of her
piece of ice. Providentially, a man
rowed within sight and rescued her,
and from her statement the precocious
murderess was found out and arrested,
at her school, with tho 6tolen goods
upou her.
The Affectionate Husband. —A husband
accompanied his wife to confession.—
The lady havingopened her griefs, the
tather who was shriving her insisted
on administering a severe penitential
scourging. The husband, hearing the
first stroke inflicted on his better half,
interfered and urged that his wife was
delicate, and that as he and she were
ono flesh it would be better for him, as
ihe stronger vessel, to receive the
i scourging intended for his helpmate.
The confessor having consented to this
substitution, the man knelt in his wife's
place, while she retired from the con
fessional. Whack ! whack I went the
(cat, followed by a moan from the good
man's lips.
'Harder! —harder!' ejaculated the
wife; ' I am a grievous sinner!'
Whack ! whack ! whack !
'Lay it on!' cried she; 'I am tho
worst of sinners.'
Whack! whack! and a howl from
the sufferer.
'Never mind his cries, father!'ex
claimed she; remember only my sins.
Make him smart hero, that I may es
cape in purgatory.'
What is a ' Tare.' —A father living
near Cincinnati, was one evening
i learning his little boy to recite his Sun
day school lesson. It was lrom tho
fourteenth chapter of Matthew, where
in is related the parable of the mali
cious individual who went about sow
i ing tares, &c.
4 What is a taro?' asked the anxious
Johnny hesitatod.
' Tell me, ray son, what a taro is.'
I ' You had 'em,' said Johnny, casting
down his eyes and wriggling his feet.
1 Had 'em!' said tho astonished pa
rent, opening his eyos rather wido,
i why what do you mean, Johnny ?'
' \V lien you didn't come home for
three days last week,' said Johnny, 'I
heard mother tell Aunt Susan that you
! was off on a tare.'
Tho Sunday school lesson was bro't
to an abrupt close, and Johnny, the
j cunning little rogue, was sont off to
! bed.
flaSr At a recent railroad celebration
the following sentnnont was given
1 Our mothers—the only faithful ten
ders who never misplaced a switch,'