Lewistown gazette. (Lewistown, Pa.) 1843-1944, July 10, 1867, Image 1

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Whole No. 2927.
Poor House Business.
Th? Director* of the Poor meet at the Pool
House on the 2il Tuesday of each month.
E2ITSTICT & 007~
Collections and remittances promptly made.
Interest allowed on tune deposits. jan23~ly.
Attorney at Law,
Office Market Square, Lewistown, will at
tend to business in Mltllin. Centre and Hunting
don counties K>V26
Mutual Insurance Company.
Capital, $2,500,000.
THIS Corrpsny continues to issue Policies of Insur
ance on Buildings and Personal Property, in Town
or Country, at cash or mutual rates.
JAMES ItASKI.V, President.
jaulG'67 Lewistown. Pa.
Practicing Physician,
Rclleville, Mifflin County, Pa.
T\?,. DAFTLF.N has been appointed an Examining
J/Surgeon for Pensions. Soldiers requiring exam
ination w:!i find him at iiis ortice in Belleville.
Belleville, August 22, 1866.-y
OFFERS lii?; professional services to the
citizens of M iIIIi n county. He is prepared to per
form all operations in the dental profession. Office
first door from the Lewistown House, Main street,
wiiei ■ he will be found tne first two weeks of each
month, and tne last week of each month he will
visa Ki-tiacoquillas Valley. Teeth extracted without
pßin by the use of nitrous oxide tnvl-tf
Is/Laid \&o 'sS' $
CFFERS tiis professional services to the citizens of
Lewistown and vicinity. All in want of good, neat
work will do well ,n rj ve him a call.
He miv he nd 't all times at his office, three
dc irs ea of H. M. & R Pratt's store, Valley street.
i pls-iy*
tmu-yLULia piahus,
Acknowledged to be the best. London Prize Medal
and highest awards in America received.
and Second hand Pianos. Music.
No. 722 AIICU St., beiow Stii, Philadelphia, Pa.
Phila., April 21. 1567-3 m
which will be placed upon trial with any other now
n use. He invites compction. It can be tested
DO. JLS C£J CO. 2. LiQ
with any other machine to enable purehers to choose
Give him a call. [niarlS-€ml W.M. LIND. j
Tl AS taken the Store formerly occupied
I by .John Kauni, for the purpose of carrying on
the \Y A if H .MAKING and .JEWF.LKY Business. He
will be pleased to see ail .Mr. Hauni's old customers,
and as many new ones as will favor hi in with a call.
Ah work warranted. ,-store on East Market street,
nearly opposite the Post Office. i
Lewistown, April 24, 1867-tf
VK Wist Market St., Lewistown,
Sack.. Cloaks. Hats. Bonnets, Ladies Fine DRESS
GOODS and Trimmings.
Patterns of latest styles always on hand.
Millinery and Dress-Making
executed in the most approved style.
Lewistown, April 18, 1866.tf
TnT .E "V\7"
Mieu t testa b I ism en t.
r PIIE undersigned has fitted up the buiid
-1 iny in Brown st reet, above Frank's store, for a
x: eai shop where Fresh Beef, J'ork, Mutton, Veal, Ac.
can be had at all times, an tee house for the preserva
tion of meat being connected with the establishment.
The public are invited to call.
45. Tlx- room will he opened for the first time on
BAH KIjAY MuKNING. 10th inst,
Lewistown, March 13,1 B,?—tf.
Lewistcwn Coach Manufactory,
Junction 3d & Valley street.
"'aniilactiiruig Coael-*. *Oirriit
i ,is, Ac., invite the public to
g-vu them a cu.i anil examine specimens ot then j
* or " t , w hicn will be found equal to any laor out of
the cities. AU kinds of repairing prornptiv attended <
to - deel3-)y ;
has now open
Cloths, Cassimeres
which will be made up to order in the neat j
and most fashionable styles. atilO
Attorney at Law,
().[® professional services .to the citizens of
lii'. ? county. Office in Northeast corner of the
1 • ond, next to Hoffman's store. iny2
Milroy, Mifflin County, Pa.,
r | UK Summer Session of this Institution
1 v. commence on the Ist May. 1867. Whole ox-
J;l ,'" r "rm of 30 weeks, including Tuition, Board, i
' ci-i i-d Boom. 17.',. Full instructions given
* Tl* for College. Business, or Teaching. !
lev- '"lion is located in one of the finest \ ul
in a i ~ ; ',"iS t* U ' -*t "' e foot of the Sever, Mountains,
scene*.J" neighborhood, and amid unsurpassed
r'.u,i ry ' ' s accessible within a few miles by rail-•
' " rn Principal. I
Miiiaa USA
J- 186ai are manufacturing under Letters Patent the
B-*st Article of Composition Roofing ever Offered to
the Public. It is adapted to even si vie of Roof, steep
! or flat, and can be readily applied by any one.
| The U.B Government, alter a thorough test of its
utility, have adapted its use in the Navy Yards, and
upon Public Buildings.
ihe Roofing j s put up in rolls, and has only to be
nailed to the Roof to make a
Durable l< ire and Hater-Proof Covering.
We particularly recommend its use upon
Buildings. Stores, Cliurelies, Fartoriis, Marliitie
Shoj s, Steamboat Decks, &e.
For coating Tlx, IBON, or SHINGLE ROOFS. It forms A
Bofl;/ Eqiuil to Three Cuatn of Ordinary Paint. I
No Roof can rust under it, and old leak v Roofs may be j
made permanently water-proof and durable by its use. |
The Paint requires so MIXING, but is ready to be ap-!
plied with the ordinary paint brush. Pnet'i I per gal- 1
lon, which will cover two hundred square feet. i
Also manufacturers of
Black Lustre Varnish,
Tarred Felt and Roofing Filch. j
Discount to the Trade. Circulars ami Price List fur
nished. Rights for counties sold at low rates. Address I
104 11 road wo i/ t A r . Y. .
Frank Humphreys, 61 Royal st.. N. O.: Sehofield :
Williams 4 Co.. Augusta. Gag Baldwin H. Woods!
Montgomery. Ala.; I'lios. S. Coates, Raleigh. N. C.; F.I
A. Tucker Richmond. Va.;Henry Wilson.Petersburg, I
Va., Agents. j an23 |
/> re iv' s Pa tent
mm® in
THE greatest improvement of the age, in this line
of trade. Ist. It docs away with the wrinkles on
the instep, also, with the welted side seam which has j
injured so many feet and ankles. 2d. It makes the
; easiest sitting and best fitting boot ever worn. This
j boot is now inanafuctnred by P. F. Loop, who holds
the right of u-e for the county, and is prepared to
furnish ail who wish to w ear tin's boot, A liberal dis
count to dealers who wish to deal in these boots. Or
ders filled at short notice. Prices,greatly reduced on
all goods a' P. F. Loop s Shoe Store. febfi
628. HCCP SEIRIS. 628
embracing every New and Desirable size, style and
Stiapc ot Piain and Trail Hoop SKIRTS, —2,2 14. 2pi. 2
.1-4. 8,3 1-4. 3 1-2,3 3-4 and 4 yards, round every length
anil size Waist; in every respect KIBST QUALITY, and
especially adapted to uieet the wants of FIRST CLASS
and most fashionable TRADE.
i - Out OWN MAKE."' of Hoop Skirts, are lighter, more
elastic, more durable, and BF.ALLI CHEAPER than any
j other make of either Single or Double Spring Skirt
in the American Market. They are WARRANTED in
every respect, and wherever introduced give utiiyer
; sal satisfaction. They arc now being exiensively sold
by retailers, and every lady should try them
A-k for '-Hopkin's Own Make. 'and see that each
Skirt is Stamped -W. T. HoPKiVS M ANUI-'AUTUR
HR, 628 ARCH Street, PHILADELPHIA." .V, o titer*
| are Genuine. A Catalogue containing Style. Size and I
J Retail Prices, sent to any address. A Uniform and I
! Liberal Discount allowed to Dealers. Orders by mail i
or otherwise, promptly and carefully filled. Whole-1
sale and Retail, at Manufactory and Sales-rooms. No j
628 Arch Street. Philadelphia.' Skirts made to older,
altered and repaired.
uiar2o-lUut WM. T. HOPKINS.
J A. &. W. R. McKEE
TT AVE removed their Leather Store to Odd Pel-|
.1 lows' Hall, where they will constantly keep!
en band. Sole Leather. Harness, Skirting and - Upper
Leather. Kips, American and French Calf Skins. Mo
roccos. Linings and Bindings, and a general assort
ment of Shoe Findings, which they will sell cheap for
-i.sh. Highest market price paid" in cash for tildes,
Calf Skins and Sheep Skins.
wanted, for which the highest market price will be
paid in Cash. ap4tf
Tailoring Establishment
tm&mAss Wo mmw$ d
MERC H AN R TAILOR, ha. removed his shop to THF !
1 IIIRIF-I IV known A* the "GREEN house," I
at the MUTM-I ::on of VAIH Y and Mill street, R4FIJ.;NINJJ I
H. 1. K R. S STORE, ho cordially invites all !
who need ANYTHING lit h-* LINE. GOOD* and Trim- I
mines frirni.-iT*ci and gentlemen's CLOTHING made, in |
THE LATENT STYLES, on short notice, and at reasonable
prices. apll-tf J
Why the Grain Business is Revived al Mc-
Coy'S -Old Sluutl.
'PHE undersigned, having rented the
X large and commodious Warehouses formerly i
occupied by Frank McCoy, esq., is now prepared to j
purchase or receive and forward
for which he will pay market prices. Also, he will
keep for sake, SALT. PLASTER. COAL and FISH.
He returns thanks to ail his old customers for their
former patronage, and shall feel grateful fora renewal
of past business relations.
Merchants will find it to their advantage to giro him i
a call. [marU-yJ WILLIAM WILLIS.
Arc superior to all others for
Contain all the latest improvements; are speedy
noi-eless; durable; and ea-v to work.
Illustrated Circulars free? Agents wanted. Liberal
disount allowed. No consignments made.
Address EMPIRE S. M. CO., 616 Broadway, New
York. seps'66-ly
Manufacturing Confectioners,
• 4ST Molasses Candy and Cocoanut Work
20.000 MAJORITY!
To the Voters of Central Penna
r"LECTJON is over and il has been decided by about
Li 20,000 majority that the Tobacco and Cigars -sold
at r ry.singer s Tobacco and He gar Store cannot be
surpassed, either in Quality or Price.
Look at the Prices, get some of the goods, mid com
pare with all others, and you will be satisfied that you
get the worth of your money at Frysinger's.
Fry singer's Spun Roll only SI.OO per pound.
Frysinger's Navy '• " " "
Frysinger's Congress u u * u
Frysinger's Flounder " " " "
W'illett Navy " " " "
Oronoko Twist " " '< "
And oilier Plug Tobacco at 40 and 50 ets. per lb.
Cut and Dry, 40 ,nd 50 ets. Granulated Tobaccos at
50 ets., 60 i'ts , 80 ets.. SI.OO, $1.20. and $1,50 per lb.
Fine-Cut chewing, at $1.40 and $1.20.
Cigars at 1, 2, S. 5 ami 10 ets. each.
Pip-s in great variety; also Cigar Cases, Tobacco
pouches and Boxes. Match Kafes, and all articles
usually kept in a tirat-class I'obucco and Cigar Store.
To Merchants, 1 offer the abovegoods at prices that
will enable them to retail at tho same prices that I
do and realize a fair profit.
MMUI on 'iiii
X\T h ® re-enlisted for the season of
* T 1867, and are bound to be on the win
ning side in
X, o "W" X 5 XI I C E S i
bought for cash, and can offer extra induce
ments to all of our old friends.
Loaded to the Muzzle with
Low Priced Goods /
PRINTS from 10 to 18 cents per yard,
BROWN MUSLINS from 12 to 20 cents.
BLEACHER MUSLINS from 10 to 25 cts.
BALMORALS from SI.OO to $3.00 per piece.
COTTON IIOSE from 15 to 20 cents,
DE LAINES from 20 to 25 per yard.
1100 p Sk ir t s
at prices to suit the times.
FRENCH CORSETS from $L to $2.50,
besides a full line of
Queensware, Groceries, &c.,
Pratt's Old Corner !
the best place in the State to buy
Dry Goods
and Notions
of any kind,
For we Won't be Undersold
Lewistown, June 5, 1867.
Wednesday, My 10, 1867,
It shines, it rains,
Then shines again—
What does the weather mean?
It hangs in doubt—
The sun comes out.
With drizzling mists between.
Now dark, now light,
Like day, like night,
'Tis changing, fiekle weather;
It mists at times,
Then rains or shines,
And sometimes all together.
Oh, now I see!
It in til.e me—
A wise head and a dunce;
I fret, I smile,
Then cry awhile,
Then, sometimes, all at once.
I pout, I pet.
Well pleased 1 get—
Both diligent and lazy,
In my own way,
Is such a day,
When rainy, shiny, hazy.
Under date of June 10, a eorrespon-
J dent of the Baltimore American gives
an interesting account of an expedi-
I tion through the Indian country, head
jcd by Major General W. S. Hancock,
| whose Chief of Staff is our fcllow
| townsman, Gen. Win. G. Mitchell, A
JA. G. We make the following ex
i tracts :
j Wo tako with us one hundred Uni
| ted States infantry, twenty-five wag
! one for troops and stores, fifteen ambu
| lances, in which the civilians ride, two
guides and two Indian scouts, both of
the Delaware tribe ; one of them nam
ed Four Leaf, and the other one, his
son, named Two Four Leaf.
In our march General Hancock and
Stafl took the lead of the train, all of
them well mounted and armed; the
ambulances containing us civilians
came next, whilst the wagons, contain
ing the forage and stores, and the mil
itary escart, brought up the rear. The
Indian bcouts were generally a mile or
two in advance of the train, on the
look out for Indians and buffalo.
We took along with us various as
tronomical instruments to take obser
vations, and to make an exact map of
tho road travelled; also an adomiterto
measure the number of miles travelled
each day, and a practical engineer and
draughtsman to observe and dot down
the various creeks, rivers, caverns, &c.,
on our march.
Wo made but thirteen and a half
miles to day owing to the great fall of
; rain, which had been descending in
j torrents all day, and which had so
swollen Cow creek as to prevent our
crossing it. At 3p.M. we camped on
I the banks ot this creek. The wagons
| we arranged in the shape of a square,
j the ambulances being on the interior
line. The tents of the General and
! Staff, and of the civilians, were pitched
(inside of the square, whilst the tents of
'the soldiers were located outside of the
! line of wagons.
We had great difficulty in getting a
jhot supper owing to the scarcity of
(wood, and the continued fall of rain.
| But we found no fault with this, and
after partaking of what was in store.
• we fixed up our beds and lay ourselves
for the seeond time on our soft muddy
couches to rest.
Sunday, the 9th, dawned bright and
warm. The whole camp was astir by
(5 o'clock, and every one delighted at
the cheerful rays of the sun. General
I Hancock sent his scouts over the creek
land ascertained that the stream had
! fallen, and that a crossing could be
( made in live feet of water, immedi
ate preparation was therefore made
I for a start, and by 8 o'clock the whole
train had successfully crossed the
The country through which we trav
elled to-day was by far the most beau
tiful of any we have yet seen. The
long stretches of prairie, reaching for
miles on every side, covered with an
1 uninterrupted carpet of grass, dotted
I all over with flowers of various hues;
! the clear blue sky, as free from clouds
as the earth beneath from trees; the
(sweet bracing breeze making it pleas
j ant in spite of the hot sun ; the music
of the birds, all tended to make this a
most glorious Sabbath morning.
It is very hard in these vast and
i boundless Bolitudes to be surprised by
■ Indians or buffalos. From the top of
one of these plateaux, or buttes, the eye
can see for five or six miles on every
side, until the vision is stopped by the
horizon or interrupted by another
butte of the same character. The soil
lis deep and rich, and is destined to
j make the greatest grazing country in
the world.
All along our line of march to day
we passed various villages of prairie
dogs, some of them with two or three |
hundred dogmoundsorhol.es. On the j
top of many of these mounds we no
ticed the ever watchful owl seated like!
a grim sentinel and keeping watch!
over the little animals within. It is
■ said that wherever prairie dogs are
there you wiil find owls and rattle
snakes. In fact, they all three live to
gether, whether in affinity cr whether
to feed upon one another, is not known.
One of our party made an attack on
one of these littlo mounds and captur
ed the dog, but failed to find the snake,
although a rattlesnake was killed some
distance off.
We also saw a large number of
mounds inhabited by prairie wolves,
but chanced to seo but two of the
wolves, which scampered over the
plains at the sight of our immense
At 2 o'clock, after we had taken our
j lunch, wo descried, about three miles
[ahead of us, eight or ten black specks,
which might or might not he Indians
or buffulos. On these vast plains,
where there is not a soiitar} - tree to be
seen, a moving speck in the distance
is like a sail in mid ocean. Our Indian
scouts wore soOri seen making towards
the objects at lull speed, and we were
not long in determining the character
of the objects. They proved to be a
small herd of buffalo, of some eight or
ton. As soon as it was known that
Indians were not about—but buffalo
were the most intense excitement
prevailed amongst the civilians. Every
man who could obtain a horse secured
one, and rode off in full chase, whilst
such as were not so fortunate ran at
lull speed, with rifle or pistol, in the
direction they were coming. The
chase and pursuit was most exciting,
and the only danger appeared to bo
in our killing one another and letting
! the buffalo escape. After a chase of
j half an hour, in the course of which
various flank movements were made
by the hunters to get the buffalo cor
nered, and by the buffalo trying toes
cape the hunters, some six of them
were suddenly halted, and four out of
the number killed. Every man ap
peared to think it a duty to bit a buf
falo, whether he was standing or had
already fallen, il only to say he had
helped kill a buffalo. our correspon
dent, however, was not desirous of any
such honor, and remained quietly in
his ambulance watching the sport,and
preparing himself for some good steak
for supper.
As soon as the buffalo excitement
was over a fresh one was created by
several antelope crossing the paths of
our valiant and efficient huntsmen,
who immediately gave chase; but the
graceful little animals were too fleet
for their pursuers and soon led them
far over the plains. W. Kennedy of
Pittsburg, who was most anxious for
a crack at one of them, continued to
follow in their path, and, unmindful of
the direction he was going or the dis
tance he was travelling, went far over
the plains, and with great difficulty
found his way back to camp
We camped this evening on the
banks of the Smoky river, and within
one mile of fossil creek. Our camp
ground was beautifully located, and
where we bad plenty of wood and wa
I he sunset was the most brilliant I
over witnessed; well worth a journey
to behold. If some young Biers!adl
had been along, he might have seen a
; picture that would have ravished his
I soul, and have given him an idea of
nature seldom witnessed. Just as the
last iays of the setting sun were about
to hide themselves behind the buttes of
! the distant West, our Ethiopian cook
called us to supper. And such a sup
per a Prince might have envied. The
savory smell of broiled buffalo steaks,
I the steam arising from the hot coffee,
and the well-browned biscuit just out
jot the ovori, made our hungry stom
jachs ' rejoice with exceeding joy.' I
; never felt so thankful for fresh meat in
nn' life, and then it was such a rarity
j to eat buffalo steaks, and that within
half a mile of where it was shot on its
native plains. There was something
| wild—something that lent such a
j charm to the whole repast —that to
(experience it was well worth all our
; tribulations in reaching it.
After supp l* the moon rose clear
land majestic Every star appeared to
(shine in its brightest glory. The air
(was still as death. General Mitchell,
the right hand man of General Han
cock, was observed placing a strong
; guard around the camp. Word was
given that no shots should be fired by
any party, and after a while it was -
whispered around that all tin's prepa
i ration was made to provide against
(any night attack that might be made
Iby prowling Indians. It was also
learned that in the afternoon twenty
five Chcyennes had been seen near
| Bunker Hill, a station on the overland
I route, about six miles to the east of us,
, and it was thought they meant to make
a raid on our mules at night.
This information caused a great
many of our party to keep very shy
till bed time. None of us had come
out to bo killed, and none desired to
be scalped We all wanted to see In
diana just as wo had seen buffalo, but
to run the risk of having our pale laces
brought in direct contact with a red
skin, unaccustomed as we were to hav- 1
ing our scalps cut off—and loth that
these same scalps should become an or- j
nament for the wigwam of some brave
—was a contingency that we never ]
dreamed would happen. It was at this !
time that many of us regretted not
taking the advice of our friends before
leaving home to have our hair cut
1 snapper/ and it was just at this point
that a life insurance agent might have
been able, without much coaxing, to
have induced many of the civilians to
take a small risk on our precarious ex
But it was no use regretting what
we had not done The point was to
prepare to meet what might come, and
to this end we went to bed this night
i with our rifles and pistols by our sides, :
our ammunition close at hand,everyi
man ready to do his best when called
upon by the long roll. But the night
i passed of quietly, and nothing was
heard save the tramps of the sentinel,
the regular challenge of the officer of
the night, and an occasional bark of'a
prairie wolf.
'I liree Stories of Mr. Litu oin.
One summer,years ago, at the close
of a session of the Court at Springfield,
Mr. Lincoln proposed to Judge and
lawyers a horseback excursion to the
comparatively unknown region of Illi
nois lying to the South and West.—
I hey had all been wearied with pro
fessional labors, especially with a case
or cases which concerned the interfe
rence of navigation on rivers by pro
posed bridges. A recreative trip would
be a good thing for all.
Ihe proposition was received with
favor, horses were procured, and the j
party started for the country beyond
:the Kaskaskia river, I believe, and ex
pected to reach it in two or three days.
Mr. Lincoln only was familiar with thej
region. About the anticipated time
they camo to a broad sweep of water,
and the general expression was that
the river was before them. The cjucs
tion arose, how shall we cross what
appeared to be the river overflowed ?
Mr. Lincoln alone knew that it was
nothing but a swale, covered with wa
ter one or two feet deep, but he acce
ded to the proposal that it was best (as
the horses would probably, they said,
have to swim at the deepest part) thai
all the party should divest themselves
jof so much of their clothing as would
get wet. and fasten the bundles on their
backs So the divesture was accom
plished, the packs fastened, the horses
mounted, and the procession, in single
file, began to move across the broad
waters, with Lincoln at the head, lm-j
agine the group ! What a scene for a
Cautiously they move on, watching j
the slow steps of the horses, with reins i
securely held, momentarily expecting j
the plunge when they should go down:
the submerged bank into the deep wa-j
ter of the river. On they move, half
way across, two-thirds across, and the!
j water not reaching the horses' knees ! i
Vet not a word was spoken, until asj
they approached the other side, Mr. j
Lincoln turned his steed about, and ad j
dressing the party with mock solemni :
ty, said: 'ls it the judgment of the
| Court that a bridge across this stream
I would seriously interfere with naviga-i
! tion V
I be expedition was planned and ex
ecuted by Mr. Lincoln for the sake of
holding up to ridicule some lawyer's i
; arguments before the Court on a bridge j
In a certain case in court Mr. Lin
coln had for his legal opponent a law
yer whose excellent character,thorough
knowledge of law and superior logic j
combined to exert a controlling influ
once over the jury. This lawyer (whom
we will call Judge Jones) had made a
speech, and a most able speech it was.
It was necessary in some way to dissi
pate its impression. Mr. Lincoln, in
reply, opened his speech substantially
! as follows:
May it please the Court and gen
tlemen of the jury, we have just heard
the learned and masterly argument on
the other side. We know how thor
oughly versed is Judge Jones in the
law, and how upright he is, and we
say, reaily Judge Jones cannot be mis
taken in his positions. We also know
how true a gentleman Judge Jones is,
how irreproachable are his manners
and dress; and I presume if I should
say to you that Judge Jones had put
on his shirt wrong side foremost this
morning, you would reply, it is impos-
| sible ; and yet Judge Jones has put on
i 'lis shirt wrong side foremost this morning;
you can look for yourselves, gentlemen,
and so in this case he has got things
wrong end foremost, and his whole ar
gument is wrong from beginning to
! end.'
Surely enough, the irreproachable
lawyer, while pondering over his com
ing speech, had dressed himself in the
mistaken manner indicated Aftertho
laugh had subsided consequent upon
'the detection, Mr Lincoln analyzed
the argument of the Judge and won
iiis case !
Years before Mr. Lincoln was Presi
dent it happened, at the close of a mat
ter of business at some hotel in which
several gentlemen were engaged with
Mr. Lincoln, that a Mr. Whitney ask
ed the circle to take something to
drink. All assented except Mr. Lin
coln. Mr. Whitney urged him, butho
declined on the plea that he never
drank. Mr. Whitney still pressed him,
saying; 'Come, Mr. Lincoln, and take:
a glass of lager, that's a harmless bev
erage, and it will do you good'—to
which Mr. Lincoln finally, in the kind
ness of his heart, assented. The lager
made him very sick.
Vol. 57, No. 27.
> It was the first and last time the
) two men met until Mr. Whitney join
ed the throng on the public reception
day to shake hands with the beloved
President. Imagine his surprise, as he
drew slowly near in the procession
that passed in front of the President,
to see his long arm stretched out to
him, and to hear this recognition:—
' How do you do, Mr. Whitney ? I have
never drank a glass of lager since !' Is
not that a good temperance story?
| Children's Column.
Letters to Boys and^GlrlsT^
NO. 11.
In my last letter I said I did not
want you to he know-nothings. There
is something else I do not wish you to
be, and that is do-nothing*. By a do
nothing I mean an idle, lazy sort of a
boy or girl. There are many children
who seem to think they were made
for nothing else than to cat and sleep.
I t is hard work for them even to play.
They are always the last up in the
morning, the last at the breakfast ta
ble, the last at school, the last in their
classes, and the last in everything.
They are always behindhand, and
they will be behindhand as long as
they live. When tbey grow up they
will he as good for-nothing as the fel
low I once read about in a newspaper,
who was so worthless that some of his
neighbors procured a coffin, and put
ting him in, carried him oil', pretend
ing they were going to bury him alive.
As they passed alonir, another neigh
bor called out, ' Who have you there?'
' Old Joe,' said one of them. Why, is
he dead.'' 'Oh, no; hut ho has noth
ing to live on, and won't work to get
anything, and so we thought we would
bury him to get rid of him.' < Oh,' said
the man, 'don't do that; carry him
back, and I 11 send him a bag of corn.'
At this Old Joe slowly raised himself
up in the coffin, and drawled out, 'ls
i t s-h e l 1 c-d ?' 'No,' was the answer.
' Then drive on, boys !' said he. Now,
of course, this story, like nearly all
newspaper stories, is not true; but it
is tiue that lazy hoys and girls will make
lazy men and women. Then learn to
work now. Make yourselves useful.
Do it for your own sake and for the
sake of others. Doing from market
one day a gentleman overtook a small
boy carrying a basket that was so
heavy as nearly to hear him down be
neath it. He romanced, 'My hoy, you
j have a heavy load.' 'Yes,' answered
the little tellow, ' but I'd rather carry
it than that my mother should ' Eight
across the street a highly accomplish
ed young lady was playing the piano,
while her mother was washing the
windows. Shame on the boys or giils
who would suffer a mother to do what
they might do for her.
It }'ou do not want to bo miserable,
useless do-nothings all your lives, go
to work at once—begin to act now.
' Whatsoever thy hand findeth to do
do it with thy might.' When you
work, work; when you study, study;
when 3'ou plaj r , plav - . Never say 'I
can t. A schoolmaster told one of his
smaller boys that he wanted him to
write a composition. 'O, I can't sir;
I don't know how,'said the boy, in the
greatest trouble. 'Butyou can think,
can t 3'ou ? said the master. ' O yes,
sir. ' Well, just think about some
thing, and writedown what you think,
and that will be a composition.' 'ls
that all.'" '\ea; and now I will ex
cuse you for a little while, and you
mu y take your slate and go out, and
the first thing you find that interests
you, think about it— What it is there
tor, what it is good lor, and what will
become of it—and write it down, and
bring it to me.' The little boy went
out, and after looking about sonic time,
he at last came across a large turnip,
growing behind a barn. He stood and
looked at it a few moments, when his
thoughts began to come to him in sim
ple rhyme, and he wrote them down
Mr. Finney had a turnip,
And it grew behind the barn—
And it grew, and it grew,
But it never did any harm.
And it grew, and it grew.
Till it could grow no taller;
Then Mr. Finney pulled it up,
And put it in the cellar.
And it lay, and it lay.
Till it there hegan to rot,
And his daughter Susy washed it,
And she put it in the pot.
And it botled, and it boiled.
As long as iemg as it was able;
Then his daughter Lizzie took it up,
And put it on the tabic.
Mr. Finney and his wife.
They both sat down to sup ;
And they eat, and they eat.
Till they eat the turnip up,
Thus, by tr}*ing, this boy succeeded
in writing a very goo J composition,,
and b}' tr}-ing again and again, as be
grew up, he at last becanio one of the
greatest poets of his dat'. Now, boys
and girls, while tr}ingto do something
it ma}' not make you all great poets,
but will make } r ou good and useful men
and women. 'So mote it be/is the
wish of Your Friend,
BRt. A friend of ours lives next door
to a not over-thriving undertaker. One
day our friend's young son rushed into
the parlor in a Btate of wild excite
ment, exclaiming: 'Oh, father, some
body's dead for sure, because the un
dertaker's children are eating candy l'"