Lewistown gazette. (Lewistown, Pa.) 1843-1944, June 12, 1867, Image 1

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Whole No. 2924.
Poor House Business.
The Directors of the Poor meet at the Poor
House on the 2>i Tuesday of each month.
Republican stair Convention.
Harkisuckg, April 16, 1567.
The* "Republican State Convention"
will meet at the " HerdieHouse," in Wil
lianisport. on Wednesday, the 26th of
June next, at 10 o'clock, a. m., to nomi
nate a candidate for Judge of the Supreme j
Court, and to initiate proper measures for J
the ensuing State canvass. As heretofore, I
the Convention will be composed of Ilep-.
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
-1 'jjv order of the State Central Com mi t
" I<\ JORDAN, Chairman,
Geo. W. Ham kr.sey, )
A W. JJknkdict, [Secretaries,
j Roblky Dr.Nor.isoy J
Col!" •:! "i* ami remittances promptly made.
Ink-ret allowed on lime deposits. jati23-ly.
OSC. 7 r. 2LD2JI,
Attorney at Law,
Office Market Square, Lewistown, will at
tend to business ill Mliiiin. Centre and Hunting
don counties mviifi
Mutual Insurance Company.
Capital, $2,500,000.
THIS Company continue* tu issue Policies of Insur
ance on ilttildi'ig* and Personal Property, in Town
or Country, at '-ash or mutual rates.
JAMES RANKIN, President.
ianlS'fT Lewistown. Pa. j
ie ii • •
Practicing Physician,
liclleville. Milllin County, Pa.
DR. DAIILKN" bus been appointed an Examining,
Surgeon for Pensions. Soldiers requiring exam-;
inn'i'iti 1 find him at hi" office in Belleville
fceiU-ville. August 2J, l*.-y
OFF KllS his professional services to the
citivns of Mifflin county. He is prepared to per
{ rm nil operations in the "dental profession, Office
first door from the Lewistown House. Main Sire- t
where he will t-e found the first two weeks of ea-li
month, and tin- lasi week of each month he will
t Kistiacoquillns Vallty. Teeth extracted without
paiu i y the Use ol miiuus oxide myl-tl
CFrE"- • 's prof ssional services to the citizens of
L um aid viemitv. All in want of good, neat
work i • d.i well to give fum a call.
He in 1... f. :i i -. ail times at his office, three
dc >is I' £l. M. x it. Pratt's store. Valley street.
; Jl.t-lv*
s-we-a-w, TEETH Extracted WITH'>I TP UN
F.Ln&.—Z} I use of NITROUS OXIDE or
(; Laugh :.g Oits. Teeth in-cried on all
" TT T tlie did rent styles of bases. 'l'eetli
f. "d i e m--t approved manner. Special atten
t n . ito Jis.-ased gums. Ail work Warranted,
'i rm" r- - iMe.
cti i r Epi- -opal Parsonage, Corner of Main and
Water Sheet-. jylS
A iini.w.. igrd to be the be*t. London Prize Medal
and „ _ -t swat i m America received
and Second hand Pian Music.
No. 722 A It' ll St. beiow hth, Philadelphia. Pa.
Pi a., April 24. lsi'.7-2ni
which wiil he placed upon trial wilh any other now
n use. I!e invites conipetion. It can be tested
JD IjO. C£* CS> S3CL a 2a
with any other machine to enable purehers toehoose
Give him a call. [irirl9-6ml WM. LIND.
HAS taken the Store formerly occupied
v : f•i■] fj j. f,,f [),(' pviri>'j-f of fArrving on
the W \ P.'U MAKING ftn.l .IRWELRV Ru-ini-H*. i!,-
will l*> p fusf j > M'Pitll .Mr. H.niinV ol<| eiiMomcrs.
k' \ as many n* w t** as will favor hint with a call.
' St : • on East Mark: street,
L' y ..ppositi' lij. po-t < Jrtico.
Lvwotown, April 24. ]>67-tf
■' Jh< WJ* tO mm JT~* mm* }
Wist Markt't Lrwistowii,
Hate. Bonnet*, Eadi-> Fine DRESS
O j'Ji A* .tint Trimming*.
Path-ins i i.ik -t iyie aiway son hand.
Millinery and Dress-Making
x uk-d in the mo-t approved style.
Lewistown, April le. ivsi.tf
He at fJs Ia b I ism cnt.
the uiiiler-ignetl lu.s li'tcl up tlie huihl-
L ' i: ' brown -tr.-et. aiove Frank's store, for a
; - Fiesh Beef, Pork. Mutton, Veal. Ac
i ' 1 'iirii s. an ic>- house for th* pri-serva
; ' •" ■. :-■ iitne'-ie'l w tli the ■ sta'lishiieiit
. w ; iie opened for the first time on
■ U I kDaY MORNING, l-itr. Mist
h St, IVti. Ma, ■!, Hi, lsi'7-lf.
Lewistown Coach Manufactory,
Junction 3-.1 & Valley street.
. 11A VINO A SSO(: lA
t tog-ti.'-r for "ie purpose ol
ScVk*'#' sa'W""*h inaiiul.u liii ing < *vrhti> 'Mriui
y- . Jtug'/iKJi. Salki't. Spring II 'I
-1,-O/m. &e_ mviie the public Mi
*r V'' '' l H ' "' Hl "' examine specimens of their
will he found equal u, any in or out ol
•' • itie*. All kinds of repairing promptly attended
BFSi Bar Iron, at 4J, and other kind*
B E A U T Y.
Aubum, Golden, Flaxen and Silken Curls,
pKonrCEO bv the use of Prof. DEBREUX' FRI- '
1 SE!! LL rm;\ El X. One application warranto.i!
, to cut 1 the most straight an.l stubborn tuurof either 1
sex into wavy ringlets, or heavy massive curls. Has i
hoen used by the fashionables of Paris and London. I
ivith the most gratifying results. Does no injury to
the hair. Priee by mail, sealed and postpaid sl. "lie-:
seriptie Circulars mailed free. Address liERGER.
SHI; ITS A CO.. Chemists. N0.28 Iliverst,Troy. N. V.
j - Solb Ageuis for the United Slates. ft-Kb lv i
TJORCED to grow upon the smoothest face in from
three to five weeks by using Dr.SEVKiNE'S RES
IAI RA IFt U CAPILLAIRE. the most wonderful dis
covery in modern science, acting upon the Beard and
■ Mair in an almost mira< ulous manner. It has been
used by the elite of Paris and I.ondon with the most
nattering sueeess. Names of all persons w ill la; reg
istered. and if entire satisfaction is not given ineverv
instance.the money will he cheerfully refunded. Price
;hy mail, scaled and postpaid. SI. Descriptive circu
lars and testimonials mailed tree. Address BERBER
SHIJTTS & c<Chemists. No. 2*5 River street, Troy.
N. 1.. Sole agents for the United States. febtl-ly
Oh! she Was beautiful and fair.
With starry eyes, and radiant hair,
W hose curling tendrils soft, entwined,
Enchained the verv heart an t mind.
for Curling tlif Jlair oj either Sex into
Duty/ ami Gloss// Kinglets or
He tiy/ Missive Curls.
using this artiolo Laiiios an 1 i ientU*inen can beau-i
tfy themselves a thousand lohl. I? is the only ar- :
Mole in the world that will curl straight hair.an.l at the 1
same time give it a beautiful, flossy appi-aranec The •
* risper Coma not only curls the hair, but invigorates, I
beautifies and cleanses it; is highly and delightfully j
perfumed, and is the most complete article of t*>e J
Kind ever offered to the American public. The Cri>-1
Coma will be sent to any address, sealed and post- ••
paid lor SI. Address all orders to
\V. L. CLARK & CO., Chemists, j
feo6-]y No. 3, West Fayette >t., .Syracuse, N. V. I
For Removing Superfluous Hair.
TO THE ladies especially, this invaluable depilatory {
recommends itself u- being an almost indispensi-'
hie article to famaie beauty, is easily applied, docs not i
bnrn or injure the -kin. but acts directly on the roots, j
It is warranted to remove superfluous hair from low 1
foreheads, or from any part of the body, completely.l
totally and radically extirpating the same, leaviogtiie j
skin soft, smooth and natural. This is the only article i
used hy the French, ami is the only real effectual de- I
pilatory in existence. Price 75 cents per package, j
-'■ nt post-pa; I. to any address, on receipt of an order. I
by BEIWER SHITI S * Co.. Chemists, ;
febo-ly 285 River street. Troy, N. Y. j
Throw aw ay vonr fjlsr frizzes, vour switches, your wig—
; Ami rejoice In your cwn Hutnrtant hair.
C .me igeii,come youthful, come ugiy and Cilr,
An I rrloii e in your own luxuri nit iinir.
L'i 'lt re, toring hair upon hald heads i from whatever
I raikc it may have hi hen out) and forcing agrowth
of hair upon the fm-e it hasnoequal. It will foreetlie
oeiird to grow upon the smoothest lace in from five to
eight weeks, or hair upon lurid heads in from two to
thr. e months. A few ignoiatit pruetitioiier- have as
serted that there is nothing that will foree or hasten
the growth of tlie imir or I ►♦•ant Their assertions are
Ktise. as thousands of living witnesses {from their own
experience can hear witness. But many will say. how
are we lo di-tiuciosh the genuine from the spurious ?
it eeitainly is difficult, as nine-tenths of the ditf'erent
Preji iratiiuis advertised for the hatrnnd beard are en
tireiy worthies-, at,.l yon may Lav- already thrown
away large amounts in their purchase. TI-'SIIOII
would say. try the Keparator L'apillg it will co-t you
nothing unless it fully comes upto our representations.
If your dr-iggist d-" s not k, en it, send us one dollar
and we will forward it po-ii-aid. together with a receipt
tor the money, which ill he returned you on applica
tion providing entire sa-isjaetion is not given. Address
W. L. CLARK A" GU, Chemists,
fsliC-ly No. 3 West Fayette -t., Syracuse, N. V.
There comet h phid tidings of joy to all,
To young and to old. to great and to .-mall;
Th beauty whseh once was >> precious and rare,
I* free i';r all and all may l>e fair.
By the use of
For Improving vi-I Bcautifvmg the Complexion.
TH K mo-d valuable anil perfi-nt prepare!ion in use.
for giving the skin a beautiful pearl-like tint that !
n onlv fouioi ii, \ nit!), ltquicklv removes Tan. Freck
les, Pimple. Blotches. Moth Patches. Sallowness,
Eruptions, an i all nnpttniio- of the skin, kindly heal
ing the > one leaving.the skin white and clear tut ala
trtister its li-e ran Dot be detected by the closest
scrutiny. ar.-l being a vegetable preparation is per-;
fee! Iv harmless. It js the only arti-le of tile kind used
by the French.and is considered bv the Parisian as
oid:- pensahie t a perfect toilet. Upwards of 30,000
bottle* were sold during the pu-t vear, a sufficient'
guarantee of its efficacy. Price only *75 cents. Sent by
mail, posh paid. receipt -f an nrd< r, t>v
BEUGKR, sun TS A O 1., fitennstt,
; fe6-ly 2U River St., Troy, H. ,
The World Astonished
M.'.!>(•: ItV 'rill-. liKKAT AsTK- LiKJIST
qui: reveals secret* no mortal ever k new. She re-
O stores to happiness those who, from d< >1- t'ul events.
> atastroplies. crosses 10 love, loss of relations and
fri* nds. bos ol money, Ac . hare tieeome despondeut.
She brings together those long separated, gives infor
rnation concerning absent friends or lovers, restores
! lost or stolen property, tell- you the business yon are
i best ,ju Jitied to pursue and in what you will be most
: successful, causes speedy marriages and tellsyoli do
very day you will marry, gives you the name, likeness
aii-f characteristic of the person. She reads your very
thoughts, and I y In-r almost supernatural powers uti
v. :!s the dark and hidden mysteries of the future 1
From '.he stars we see in the firmanent—the malefic
stars that overcome or predominate in the configure '
Hon—from the aspect, and positions of the planets ;
and the fixed stars in the heavens at the time of birth,
she deduces the future destiny of man. Fail not to
consult the greatest Astrologist on Parth. It costs you
but a trifle, and you may neverngain have so favorable
an opportunity. Consultation fee. with likeness and
all desired information.sl. Parties living at a distance
i ean eonsitit the Madame by mail with equal safety and
snrisfa- iioti to themselves, as if in person. A full and
explicit chart, writicn out, with all inquiries answered
ail likeness enclosed, sent by mail on receipt of price
a sire mentioned. '1 he strictest secrecy will be main
tained. and all correspondence returned or destroyed
Ht fcren. es of the highest order furnished those ile
siring them. Write plainly the day of the month and
year 111 which you were born, enclosing a small lock
iof hair. Address MADAME If. A. PERItIGO,
jehd-ly P. O. DRAWER 293, BLEFALO, N. Y.
\\ . oucan be cured permanently and ui 11 triflingcost
'1 tie astonishing success which has attended this
invaluable me.li,--,ne lor Physical and Nervous Weak
i), —. (leiieral Debility and Prostration. Loss of Mus
.-iiinr I-'.nergy. Impoteticy.or any of the consequences
..t vouthfufindisi ration. renders it the most valuable
pi epatai ion ever discovered.
' Ii will remove all nervous affections, depression.
. ~ iieinent. ineitpaeity to stndy or business, loss ol
ill, liior-., confusion, tlioughtsol self destruction, fears
. m-atiity. 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
• 1,-lav for the Elixir, and la- at once restored to health
ami happiness. A Perfect t.'ure is Guarantee.t in eve
i iv instance. Price. #l, or four bottles toone address. $3.
(he- battle is sufficient to effect a cure in all ordiua
speeds and periuaneut eure of tionorrhea Gleet. I re
threl [' scharge*. Giavel. Stricture, and all atlecliona
of tiie Kidneys and Bladder. Cures effected in from
one to five days. They are prepared from vegetable
extracts tliut are harmless ou Hie system, and never
nauseate the stomach or impregnale the breath. No
change of diet is necessary while using them, nor does
ttieir action in any manner interfere with business
pursuits. Price, $1 per box.
Either of the above-mentioned articles will be sent
to any address, closely sealed, and post-paid, bv mail
or rxureas, on receipt of price- Address all orders to
| 1 BERGKK, ISiiUTTS A To., Chemists
I feb6-ly No. 285 River Street, Troy, N. Y.
Vmm wu nwm>
rpil E NEW YOLK MICA ROOFING COMPANY, (established '
X 1865) are manufacturing tinder Letters Patent the j
Best Article of Composition Roofing ever Offered to |
the Public. It is adapted to every style of Roof, steep j
or fiat, and can tie readily applied by any one.
The U. S. Government; after a thorough test of its j
utility, have adapted its use in the Navy Yards, and '
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, Stores, Churches, Factories. Machine
Sho| &, Steamboat Decks, kc.
For coating Tlx, In ox, or SHINGLE ROOM. It forms a I
Body Equal to Three. Co/its of Ordinary Paint. !
No Roof can rust under it. and old leaky Roofs may be j
made jM-rinanently water-proof and durable bv its use. j
The Paint requires No MIXING, hut is ready to be ap- j
plied with the ordinary paint brush. Priee. St per gal- j
lou. whigh will cover two hundred square feet
Also manufacturers of
Black Lustre Varnish,
Tarred Kelt and Roofing Pitch.
Discount to the Trade. Circulars and Price List fur-!
nislied. Rights for counties sold at low rates. Address j
194 Broadway, N. Y.
Frank Humphreys. 61 Royal st.. N. O.; Schofield
Williams & Co, Augusta, Ga.; Baldwin H. Woods
Montgomery, Ala.; Thos. S. Coates. Raleigh, N. C.; F.
A. Tucker. Richmond, Henry Wilson, Petersburg,
Va., Agents. jan23
1) rew ' s Patent
TOaiflf a ojiihm
THE greatest improvement of the age, in this line
of trade. Ist. It does away with the wrinkles on
the instep, also, with the welted side seam which has
injured so many feet and ankles. 2d. It makes the
easiest sitting and best fitting boot ever worn. This
boot is now manafuctured by P. F. Loop, who holds
the right of u-e for the county, and is prepared to
furnish all who wish to wear this hoot. A liberal dis
count to dealers who wish to deal in these boots. Or
ders tilled at short notice Prices greatly reduced on
all goods at P. F. Loop's Shoo 6tore. febO
628. :-:CCP SKIRTS. 628
NKW SPRING STVLPS, "ilur Own Make."
embracing every New and Desirable size, riryle and
Shape of Plain and Trail Hoop SKIHTS, —'2. 2 1 4. 2} 2
.1-4. 0. 3 1-4. 3 1-2, 3 3-4 and 4 yards, round every length
and size. Waist; in every respect FXKST QI ILITV. and
especially adapted to meet tile wants of FIRST CLASS
and most fashionable TRADR.
- OUR OWN MASK." of Hoop Skirts, are lighter, more
elastic, more durable, anil REALLY CHEAPER than any
other make of either Single or Double .Spring Skirt j
in the American Market. Tney are WARRANTED in
every respect, and wherever introduced give univer
sal s.'itisfaetion. They are now being extensively sold
by retailors, and every lady should try thein
A-k fur ' Hopkin s ' hni Make." and see that each i
Skirt I- stamp'- I -W. T. H"PKi,VS MANUFACTUR
ER, 'l2-S ARCH Street, PHILADELPHIA."' „Yo other*
a<< G'tonne. A Catalogue containing Style. Size and
K- tail Prices, sent to any address. A Uniform and
Liberal Discount allowed to Dealers. Orders by mail
or otherwise, promptly and carefully filled. Whole-1
sale and Retail, at Manufactory and Sales rooms, No
i-2s Arch street. Philadelphia. Skirts made to order,
altered and repaired.
mariJO—lom YVM. T. HOPKINS.
J. A. & W. R. McKEE
IT AVE removed their Leather Store to Odd Kt-1-
1 I lows' Hall, where they will constantly keep
c.i hand. Sole Leather. Harness. Skirting and* Upper !
Leather. Kips Amen, an and French Calf Skins, Mo
roeeos. Lining- and Bindings, and a general assort- !
inent of Shoe Finding*, which they will *c|| cheap fur i
r.ah. Highest market price paid 111 cash for nides, I
Calf Skins and Sheep Skins.
-* £1 liilS
'.vanted. for which the highest market price will be j
paid 111 Cash. • ap4tf j
Tailoring Establishment
L£i &
Wj <&mEi£3 a
MERCHANT TAILOR, has removed hisshoptothe
huildihg formerly known a* the -green house," [
at the intersection of Valley and Mill street.adjoining
H. M. X K. Pratt's store, where tic cordially invites all
who need anything 111 his line. Goods" and Trim- i
miugs furnished and gentlemen's clothing made, in i
tli- latest styles, on short notice, and at reasonable i
prices. splf-tf !
bus now open
Cloths, Cassimeres
which will be made up to order in the neat
est and most fashionable styles. apl9
K. &, 11. T. ANTHONY <FC CO.,
Manofacturm of Photo?rft|ihie Materials,
501 ltroa<l\v>", N. Y.
In addition to our main business of PHOTOGRAPH
IC MA I'EUIALS, w are headquarters for the follow- j
tng. viz:
Stereoscopes and Stereoscopic Views.
Of American and Foreign Cities aud Landscapes,!
Groups, Statuary, Ac.
Stereoscopic Views of the AVar,
From negatives made in the various eampaignsand
forming a complete Photographic history of tho con
Stereoscopic Views on Class,
Adapted for either the Magic Lantern or stereo
scope. Our catalogue will be sent to any address 011
receipt of stamp.
Photographic Albums.
Wc manufacture more largely than any other house,
about 2un varieties from 50 cents to SSO each. Our Al
bums have the reputation ol being superior in beau-j
ty and durability to any others.
Card Photographs of Generals, Statesmen,
Actors, etc., etc.
Our catalogue embraces over FIVE THOUSAND
different subjects, including reproductions of the j
most celebrated Engravings, Paintings, Statues, Ac. 1
Catalogues sent on receipt of stamp.
photographers and others ordering goods 0. O. D.. I
will please remit 25 per cent ol the amount with their j
order. *W.TIie prices and quality of our goods ean- ;
not. fail to satisfy. jt3 ly j
e R I S B I 3NT
HAS McKeon k Vanhagen's SOAP.!
samples of which were distributed a few days i
ajzo; also, _ ... , j
Babbit*# Soap, Dobbin Soap,
Heisler's - Castile "
T "" Bt - " ALSO, C " 40 '
Canned Peaches, Tomatoes, and Corn, iust received,
and very cheap. mayS
rilllE most convenient, most durable and
therefore the cheapest Wringer ever
made. Has taken more first premiums at
State and General Fairs, and is used by more
neople than all other Wringers together. For
sale by J. B. SELHEIMER- j
Wednesday, June 12, 1867.
The lovliest eye Is that of faith,
Which upwards looks to-God;
The neatest foot is that which has
The path of virtue trod.
The sweetest lips are those that ne'er
A word of guile have spoken;
The. richest voice is that of prayer,
One ne'er a vow has broken.
The prettiest hair is that which Time,
Has silvered o'er with gray.
Or covers o'er an honest head—
Its beauties ne'er decay.
The fairest hand is one that oft
Its deeds of kindness given;
The purest heart is one that Christ
Has satisfied for Heaven
Thou must he true thyself
If though the truth would'st teach,
Thy soul must overflow, if thou
Another's soul would'st reach;
It iiceds the overflow of hearts
To give the lips full speech.
Think truly, and thy thoughts
Shall the world's famine feed;
Speak truly, and each word of thine
Shall he a fruitful seed;
Live truly, and thy life shall be
A great and noble creed.
A Story Told to ii C hild.
Do you sec those two pretty cotta
ges on opposite sides of tho common ?
How bright their windows arc, and
how pretty tho vines trail over them.
A year ago one of them was the dirti
est and most forlorn looking place you
can imagine, and its mistress tho most
untidy woman.
She was once sitting at her cottage
door, with her arms folded, as if she
were deep in thought, though to look
at her face one would not have sup
posed she was doing more than idly
watching the swallows as they floated
about in the hot, clear air Her gown
was torn and shabby, her shoes down
at tho heels; the little curtain iri her
casement, which had once been fresh
and white, had a great rent in it: and
altogether she looked poor and for
She sat some time, gazing across the
common, when all of a sudden she
heard a little noise, like stitching near,
the ground. She looked down, and
sitting on the border, under a wall
flower hush, she saw the funniest little
man possible, with a blue coat, a yel
low waistcoat, and red boots; ho had
a small shoe on his lap, and he was
stitching away at it with all his might.
'Good morning, mistress,'said the
little man 'A very fine da\ T Why
may j'ou be looking so earnestly across
the common ?'
' 1 was looking at my neighbor's cot
tage.' said the young woman.
'What! Tom the gardener's wife?
little Polly she used to be called ; and
a very pretty cottage it is, too! Looks,
thriving, doesn't it?'
'She was always lucky,' said Bella,
(for that was the young wife's name);
• and her husband is always good to
' They were both good husbands at
first,' interrupted the little cobbler, |
without stopping. ' Reach me my awl,
mistress, will you, for you seem to
have nothing to do; it lies close by
your foot.'
' Well, I can't say but they were
both very good husbands at first,' re
plied Bella, reaching the awl with a
sigh ; ' but mine has changed for the
worse and hers for the better; and
then, look how she thrives. Only to j
think of our both being married on the
same day ; and now I have nothing, |
and she has two pigs and a —'
'And a lot of flax that she spun in
the winter,' interrupted the cobbler; 1
'and a Sunday gown, as good green
stuff as ever was seen, and, to my
knowledge, a handsome silk handker
chief lor an apron ; and a red waist
coat for her good man, with three 1
rows of blue glass buttons, and a flitch
of bacon in tho chimney, and a rope of j
' Oh. she's a lucky woman !' exclaim
ed Bella.
'Ay, and a tea-tray, with Daniel in!
the lions' den upon it,' continued the
cobbler; 'and a fat baby in the cradle.'
' Oh, I'm sure I don't envy her the I
least,' said Bella, pettishly. ' I've lit
tle enough for myself and my husband,
letting alone children.'
1 Why, mistress, isn't j-our husband
in work?' asked the cobbler.
' No, lie's at the ale-house.'
' Well, how is that? lie used to bo
very sober; can't he get work ?'
' His last master wouldn't keep him:
becauso lie was so shabby.'
' Humph!' said the little man. 'He's
a groom, isn't lie? Well, as 1 was
saying, your neighbor opposite thrives
wonderfully; but no wonder! Well,
I've nothing to do with other people's
secrets; but / could tell you, only I'm!
bus}* and must go.'
' Could tell me what?' cried the young
wife. ' Oh, good cobbler, don't go, for
I've nothing to do. Pray tell mo ichy i
it's no wonder that she should thrive?' j
'Well,' said he, ' it's no business of
m'ne, you know, but, as I said before,
it's no wonder people thrive who have
a servant —a hard-working one, too
who is always helping them.'
'A servant!' repeated Bella—'my!
neighbor has a servant! No wonder,
then, everything looks so neat about
her; hut I never saw the servant I
think you must be mistaken; besides,
how could she afford to pay her wa
j ges?'
' She has a servant, I say,' repeated
the cobbler— 4 a one-eyed servant —but
she pays her no wages, to my certain
knowledge Well, good morning mis
tress, 1 must go.'
'Do stop one minute,' cried Bella,
urgently—' where did shogct this ser.
J vant ?'
'Oh, I don't know,'said the cobbler;
'servants are plentiful enough, and
Polly uses hers well, I can tell you.'
' And what does she do for her?'
'Do for her? Why, all sorts of
things—l think she's the cause of her
prosperity. To my knowledge, she
never refuses to do anything—keeps
Tom s and Polly's clothes in beautiful
order, and the baby's.'
i ' Dear me !' said Bella, in an envious j
tone, and holding up both her hands;
' well, she is a lucky woman, and I ul
ways said so. She takes good care I
shall never see her servant. What
sort of a servant is she; and how came;
she to have only one eye?'
'lt runs in her family,' replied the
cobbler, stitching busiiy-; ' they are all
so—one eye apiece; yet they make a
very good use of it, and Polly's ser
vant has four cousins who are blind
stone blind; no eyes at all; and they
sometimes como and help her. I've
seen them in the cottage myself, and
that's how Polly gets a good deal of
her money. They work for her ; and
she takes what they make to market, I
and buys all those handsome things.'
• Only think,' said Bella, almost
ready to cry with vexation, 'and Pve
not got a soul to do anything for me;
how hard it is!' and she took up Iter
apron to wipe away her tears.
The cobbler looked attentively at
tier. '\Y ell, vc are to be pitied, cer
tainly,' he said; 'and if I were not in
such a hurry—
'Oh, do go on, pray—were you go
ing to say you could help mo ? I have
heard your people are fond of turds
and whey, and fresh gooseberry sylla
bub. Now if 3'ou would help me, trust
me that there should be the most
beautiful curds and whey set every
night for you on the hearth, and no
body should ever look while you went
and came.'
' Why, you see,' said tho cobbler,
hesitating, 'my people are extremely
particular about—in short,about elean
iiness, mistress; and your houso is not
what one would call very clean No
offence, I hope.'
Bella blushed deeply. ' Well, but it
should be always clean if you would—
every day of my life I would wasli the 1
floor, and sand it, and tho hearth
should be white as snow, and tho win
dows cleaned '
' W ell,' said the cobbler, seeming to
consider; ' well then, I should not won
der it I could meet with a one-eyed ser
vant for you, like your neighbor's; but
it may he several days before I can ;
and mind, mistress, I'm to have a dish i
of curds.' .
' Yes, and some whipped cream, too,'
replied Bella, lull cf joy.'
The cobbler then took up his tools,
wrapped them in his leather apron, i
walked behind the wall-flower and dis
, Bella was so delighted she could not
sleep that night for joy. Her husband
scarcely knew tho houso, she had made
it so bright and clean ; and by night
she had washed the curtain, cleansed
the window, rubbed the fire irons.sand
ed the floor, and set a great jug of
hawthorn in blossom on the hearth. I
The next morning Bella kept a sharp i
lookout for .the tiny cobbler, and on
her neighbor's houso to see whether l
she could possibly catch a glimpse of i
the one-eyed servant. But no—notii
ing could she see but her neighbor sit 1
ting in her rocking-chair, with her baby
on her knee, working.
At last, when she was quite tired, i
she heard the voice of the cobbler out- j
side. She ran to tho door and cried
-1 Oh, do, pray come in, sir, only look
at my house'
'Really,' said the cobbler, looking
around, ' I declare I should hardly
have known it —the sun can shine
brightly now through the clear glassy
and what a sweet smell of hawthorn.'
'Well, and my one-eyed servant?';
asked Bella—'you remember, I hope,
that I can't pay her any wages—have
you met with one that will come?'
'All's right,' replied the little man,
nodding. 'l've got her with me.'
' Got her with you,' repeated Bella,
looking round, ' I see nobody.'
' Look, here she is!' said (he cobbler,
holding up something in his hand.
Would you believe it? tho one eyed
servant was nothing but a needle.
The Model Wife.
It is a singular fact that the most
elaborate and extended characteristic
in the Bible is tho portraiture of the
model wife. There is no nobler pic-!
ture than this furnished in the litera
ture of the world of the worth and \
beauty of a true and faithful wife. The;
first feature of the picture is industry.
Idleness is said by great writers to be ;
the bane of tho world. In every one!
of the twenty-two verses of this beau- 1
tiful scripture poem is the virtue of in
dustry enjoined. At the present day
there is too extensive and foolish a
prejudice against labor for women.— I
Our picture of women nowadays is
that of a slender body, a pale face, a
fair, frail, and lovely creature, entirely
removed from the necessities of vulgar
exertion. Instead of girding their
loins with strength, they gird them
with whalebone. 'They toil not, neither
do they spin, and yet Solomon in all
his glory was not arrayed like one of
these.' Health and happiness are
closely allied, and health never can be
possessed without industry. 'Even an
angel's wing would droop if long at
rest.' The well known song of' Buy a
Broom' would excellently suit such
women, and I would repeat the words,
and say to them, 'Use it until the mer
ry blood shall burn in your veins, and
the very flowers of the carpet blossom
beneath your feet.'
This scriptural picture of the true
housewife enjoins also neatness and
taste Her husband was 'known at
the gates' by a thousand evidences of
her excellences. She looked to his lin
en and saw that it was clean, and his
garments in good condition, and not
only his, but her own as well. Iler
home was neat and inviting, purified
by cleanliness and enhanced by the |
charming neatness of herself. Clean
liness is next to godliness, and the ne
glect of it in a home is sure to eat like
canker at the core of domestic peace
Another trait of this good housewife
is her prudeht and thrifty management
of domestic affairs. There are many i
wives who work hard all day long, and
yet there is about them no neatness,
no thrift. They have no tact or man
agement. The speaker had heard of a
judge who had inscribed on his wife's
tombstone, 'She was an excellent wo
man and a good cook.' Men appreei
eiate these substantial, practical excel
lences about a house; neatness, good
cooking, and physical comforts gener
ally. A good wife needs what is call
ed 'gumption.' A woman may speak
many tongues, may be deep in the
mysteries of the dance or dress, and
yet if she have no ' gumption' it profit
eth her nothing. So much prudence
and wisdom did ibis good housewife of
the Scriptures exhibit that her bus
band could safely trust her with every
thing. How many men, because of
this want of prudence and tact in their
wives, have been Jed into speculation,
and from that to peculation, and thus
ruined ! And yet many a man has
had his fortune repaired by the pru
dence, tact, anil noble sympathy and
advice of a good wife. Every man
should trust his wife to a large extent,
not to mutually annoy each other with
details of their respective duties, but
upon matters of deeper and broader
mutual interest. Heaven has inspired
woman in a remarkable degree with
an instinctive wisdom not possessed
by man, and of which he ought to
avail himself.
Another c harming trait of this'good
house wife' is her charity and benevo |
lence—those diamonds among a wife's!
jewels. If it can he proven as some
selfish men would have it. that woman
has one less cell in the brain than man,
it can also be proven that she has two
or three more fibres in the heart than
ho. It was not woman who slept in
the garden at Gethsemane, and it was
woman who strewed the path of the
Saviour and his apostles with charities
and self sacrifices almost angelic.
Another commendable feature of
the subject of this psalm-picture is the
wife's wisdom and kindness; her man
agement of tongue and temper. How
many women have broken their charm j
by an unruly tongue and temper! We!
wero born with two eyes, doubtless
with the purpose that we should see
twice as much as we speak of, whereas
many women often reverse it.
If woman wants to make mankind
better, she can do it much better over
the cradle than by haranguing fro'm
the platform. The really domestic wo- j
man occupies the highest place in the'
world, and how littlo do those unsexed ;
reformers understand either the digni
ty of her sphere or the might of her
influence there ! The fruits of a good •
wife's influence are seen in the great!
men of tlio world, moulded and made;
great by the fostering care of a good
mother.— Rev. A. A. Willelt.
Twelve Thousand Acres ofßoses.
Mr. Blunt, the British vice consul at
Adrianoplo, in his report to the foreign
office this year gives an account of the
rose fields of Adrianoplo, extending
over twelve or fourteen thousand acres,
arid supplying the most important
source of wealth in tho district. The
season for picking the rose is from the
latter part of April to the early part
of June; and at sunrise the plains look
like a vast garden full of life and fra
granco, with hundreds of Bulgarian
boys and girls gathering the flowers
into baskets and sacks, the air impreg
nated with the delicious scent, and the
scene enlivened by songs, dancing, and
It is estimated that the rose districts
of Adrianople produced in the season
of 1806 about 7U0,001> miscals of attar
of roses (the miaeal being 1$ drachm)
the price averaging rather more than
3s. sterling per miscal. If tho weather
is cool in spring, and there are copious
falls of dew and occasional showers,
the crops prosper, and an abundant:
yield of oil is secured The season in'
1866 was so favorable that eight okos;
of petales (less than 23 pounds), and
in some casea seven okes, yielded a
Vol. 57, No. 24.
miscal of oil. It the weather is very
hot and dry, it takes double that quan
tity of petals.
1 he culture of the rose does not en
tail much trouble or expenso. Land
is cheap and moderately taxed. In a
tavorable season, a donum (4o paces
square), well cultivated, will produce
lUOO okes of petals, or 100 miscal of
oil, valued at 1500 piastres; tho expenso
would bo'aboilt 540 piastres—manage
ment of the land, 55; tithe, 150; picking,
75: extraction, 260—leaving a net pro
tit of 960 piastres, or about 88 Us.
An average crop generally gives about
.£5 per donum, clear of all expenses.
The oil is extracted from tho petals
by the ordinary process of distillation.
Ihe attar is bought up for foreign
aiarkets, to which it passes through
Constantinople and Smyrna, where it
is generally despatched to undergo
the process of adulteration with san
dal wood and other oils. It is said
that in London the Adrianople attar
finds a readier sale when it is adulter
ated than when it is genuine.
Confucius and the Chinese Clas
M o learn that, as one of the conse
quences of the opening of the now
mail route between San Francisco and
China, there has arisen in California a
desire to learn something of the history
and philosophy of the Chinese. "To
meet this increasing interest,' says the
San Francisco Bulletin, 'we learn that
a gentleman of San Francisco, thor
oughly versed in Chinese literature, is
engaged in exploration through the
Chinese classics, gathering gems and
pearls from the famous 'Four Books of
Confucius,' the most distinguished
;of the Chinese philosophers. This
work will contain a condensed biogra
phy of the sale as well as an account
jof the life of his principal disciple
| Menieus. There will also be notices
of some of tho ancient history and
geography to give interest and render
intelligible the frequent references in
tho precepts of the great Chinese
teachers to the condition of the coun
The 'Four books' are, and for many
centuries have been, the scriptures—
holy book of the Chinese. They are
committed to memory, and all classes
everywhere throughout China can re
peat a portion of them." There is lit
tlo doubt that the continuance of tho
Chinese empire to the present day, and
the nature of Chinese institutions, po
litical and social, are to he traced to
the doctrines taught in the 'Four
Books.' To-day four hundred millions
of people respect the sayings of Con
fucius, perform religious ceremonies as
he did, and entertain the same general
ideas on mental and moral philosophy,
and respecting spirits and the future
state, as are recorded in the 'Four
'The aphorism and proverbs of this
wonderful people will bo of great in
terest, and will give us an insight into
their modes of thought and life, which
we could derive from no other source.
Ihe most important, and perhaps in
teresting part of the work, may bo
that wherein the teachings of the
•Four Books' are compared with the
christian scriptures, and in which tho
present belief and practice of the
Chinese are traced back through cen
turies, up to tho years in which Noah
A soldier whoso regiment lay in a
garrison town in England, was brought
before his commanding officer for some
offence. He was an old offender, and
had been often punished. 'Here he is
again,' said the officer, on his name be
ing mentioned: 'Everything—aog
ging, disgrace, imprisonment—has
been tried with him.'
Whereupon the sergeant stepped for
ward, and apologizing for, the liberty
ho took, said : 'There is one thing
which has never been done with him
yet, sir.' -' ■" .
'What is that r sir V was the answer.
'Well sir,' said tho sergeant, 'He has
never been forgiven.'
'Forgiven?' exelaimed the Colonel,
sui-prised at the suggestion.
He reflected for a few moments,
ordered tho culprit to be brought in,
and asked him what he bad to say to
the charge.
'Nothing, sir,' was the reply; 'only I
am sorry for what I hwj£<ione.'
Turning a kind annpitiful lbok on
tho man who expected nothing else
than that punishment would be increas
ed with the repetition of his offense,
tho Colonel addressed him, saying,
'Well, we have decided to forgive you!'
Tho soldier was struck dumb with
astonishment; the tears started to his
eyes, aud he wept like a child. He
was humbled to the dust; he thanked
the officer and retired; to be the old
refractory, incorrigible man ? No; he
was another man from that day for
ward. Ho who tolls tho story had him
for years under bis eye,and a better con
ducted man never wore the Queen's
colors. In him kindness bent one whom
harshness could not break; he was
conquered by mercy, and, forgiven,
ever afterwards feared to offend.
i . ... .
The Texas Jimteeute says: 'We
| think it quite doubtful if there is en
terprise enough here to roll a wheel
barrow down hill on a plank road.'