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LANCASTER, PA., FRIDAY, DECEMBER 18, 1868.
IF WE KNEW.
If we knew the woe and heartache
Waiting for us down the road,
If our lips could taste the wormwood,
If our backs could feel load,
Would we waste the day in wishing
Fora time that ne'er can be;
Would we wait in snch impatience
For our ships to come from sea?
If we knew the baby fingers
Pressed against the window-pans
Would be cold and stiff to-morrow—
Never trouble us again—
Would the bright eyes of our darling
Catch the frown upon our brow,
Would the print of they fingers
Vex us then as they do now?
Ah, these little lee-cold fingers;
How they point our memories back
To the hasty words and actions
Strewn along our backward track!
How those 11frie bands remind us,
As in snowy grace they lie,
Not to scatter thorns—but roses—
For our reaping by and by.
Strange we never prim the music
Till the sweetdveleedthd has flown;
Strange that we should slight the violets
Till the lovely flowers are gone;
Strange that summer sides and sunshine
Never seem one-half so fair
As when winter's snowy pinions
Shake their white down in the air!
Lips froth which the seal of silence
None but God can roll away,
Never blossomed in such beauty
As adorns the mouth to-day;
And sweet words that freight our tnetnery
With their beautiful perfume,
Come to ne in sweeter accents,
Through tha portals of the tomb.
Let us gather up the sunbeams,
Lying all around our path;
Let us keep the wheat and roses,
Casting out the thorns and chaff;
Let ns And our sweetest comfort
In the blessings of to-day,
With a patient hand removing
All the briars from our way.
Ci4V:0 , 411.11:14.+MA
It was in the days of our grandmoth
ers, when there were brick ovens in the
land, that Mr. Hubbard bought his house
—the haunted house of Mr. very
much against his wife's will. It was a
very lonely house. It was next to a grave
yard, which, though unused, was not very
cheerful, and it had the reputation of a
ghost. However, Mr. Hubbard did not
believe in ghosts, and was too cheerful to
be depressed by warnings, and never in
tended to be lonely.
" Mother Hubbard," he said, when his
wife shook her head over the purchase,
" I've got the house cheap, and it is a goo I
one. You will like it when you get there.
If you don't, why, then talk."
So the house was bought, and into it
the Hubbard family went. There was
scarcely a chime! for a ghost to show his
face in such a family of boys and girls.
The rosy-faced master of the house and
his little wife had ten of them. It was in
View of the eternal cry of " mother," that
the jollhusband had dubbed his Martha
Jane " Mother Hubbard," using it In jeer
at first, and at last because of an old habit.
.Hearing it, the rest of It— fell into the
way of calling the motherly soul "Mother
Hubbard," so that it was more of her
name by far than her baptismal Martha
Having once expostulated and spoken
out her mind, Mother Hubbard gave up
the point. She scrubbed and scoured and
tacked down carpets and put up curtains,
and owned that the place was pretty; and
as not a ghost appeared for a week, made
up her mind that there were no such in
habitants, and even began not to mind the
tombstones. So the house wall got right
at last, and baking day came about. In
the press of business they had a great
deal of baker's bread, and were tired of it.
Mrs. Hubbard never enjoyed herself
setting a batch of bread to raise as she
did that which was to be eaten for the
first time in the new house.
"For I cannot get up an appetite for
stuff that nobody knows who had the
making of," said Mother Hubbard, "and
all puffy and alumy besides."
So into the oven went the bread, and
out it came at the proper time, even and
brown, and beautiful as loaves could be.
Mother Hubbard turned them on their
sides as she drew them forth, and they
stood in the long bread tray, glorious
proofs of her skill and of the excellence of
the oven, when Tommy Hubbard bounded
in. Tommy was four, and at that age
one is prone to believe that anything will
bear our weight. Tommy, therefore, anx
ious to see the new made bread, swung
himself off his feet by clutching the end
of the bread tray, and over it came, loaves
and Tommy and all.
Mother Hubbard flew to the rescue and
picked up the loaves. All were dusted in
the tray but one, that lay bottom upwards
under the table.
"A bothering child, to give me so much
trouble," she said, as she crawled under
the table. "A—oh—ah—dear, dear—
And there on the door sat Mother Hub
bard, screaming, ringing her hands, and
shaking her head. The children screamed
in concert. Mr. Hubbard rushed in from
the garden where he was at work.
"What is the matter, mother ?" he
Mrs. Hubbard pointed to the bottom of
the loaf lying in her lap.
" Look there and ask me l" she said.
" It is a warning, William; I am going to
be taken from them all."
And he looked, and he saw a death's
head and cross bones, as plainly engraved
as could be.
care for him who shall Aare borne the battle, and
for his widow and his orphan, to do alt which may
achieve and cherish a just and a lasting peace
among ourselves and with alt nations."-4. Z.
"It is accident," said Mr. Hubbard.
"Such queer cracks do come, you know.
But Mother Hubbard was in a queer
state of mind.
"The stories about the haunted house
were true," she said; and the spirits
have marked the loaf. lam afraid it is a
The loaf was put aside, for even Mr.
Hubbard did not dare to eat any of it.
But Mother Hubbard got over her fright
at last, but the news of the awfully mark
ed loaf spread through the village, and
the people came to the house all the week
to look at it.
It was a death's head and cross bones
certainly, every one saw that at a glance;
but as to its meaning people differed.
Some believed it was a warning of ap
proaching death; some thought the spirits
wanted to frighten the people away. The
latter supposition inspired Mrs. Hubbard
with courage; finally she leaned to the
belief, and when another baking day ar
rived, put her loaves into the oven once
more, prepared for cross bones, and not
to be frightened by them. The loaves
baked as before. They came out brown
and crusty as she turned each in her hands.
There were no cross bones visible; but on
the last were sundry characters or letters.
What? No one could tell, until there
dropped in for a chat a certain printer of
the neighborhood, accustomed to reading
" By . George," said he, " that is curious.
That is curious—r-e-s-u-r-g-u-m—resur
gum, that is what is on the loaf—resur
"It is what they put on tombs, ain't
it?" asked Mother Hubbard, faintly.
"Well, yes," said Mr. Hubbard; "hut
it ain't so bad as cross bones and skulls."
Mother Hubbard shook her head.
" It's even solemner," said the little wo
man, who was not as good a grammarian
as a bread baker. " I feel confident, Wil
liam, that I shall soon be resurgumed;
and what will those dear children do
And now that the second loaf was be
fore her eyes, marked awfully as was the
first, Mother Hubbard really grew pale
and thin, and lost all her cheerfulness.
" I have a sentiment," she said over and
over again, " that the third baking will
decide who the warning points to. I be
lieve it is meant for me, and time will
show. Don't you see how thin I'm get-
Una , VI
And though Mr. 'Hubbard laughed, he
also began to be troubled.
The third baking day was one of gloom.
Solemnly as a funeral the family assem
bled to assist at the drawing.
Five loaves came out markless; but one
Mother Hubbard's hand trembled, but
she drew it forth; she slid it on the table;
she turned it softly about. She at last ex
posed the lower surface. On it were let
ters printed backwards, plain enough to
read this time, and arranged thus:
Died April thl,
By her large family.
"It is me," cried Mrs. Hubbard; " I
am to go to-morrow. This is the first. I
do feel faint. Yes, I do. It is awful, and
so sudden," and Mother Hubbard fainted
away in the arms of the most terrified
The children screamed, the cat mewed,
the dog barked. The oldest boy ran for
the doctor. People flocked to the Hub
bards. The loaf was examined. Yes,
there was Mother Hubbard's warning—
her call to quit this world.
She laid in her bed bidding good-bye to
her family and friends, her strength going
fast. She read her Bible, and tried not to
grieve. The doctor shook his head. The
clergyman prayed with her; nobody doubt
ed that her end was at hand, for the peo
ple were very superstitious in those days.
They_ had been up all night with good
little Mother Hubbard, and dawn was
breaking, and with it she felt sure that she
must go; when clatter over the road and
up to the door came a horse, and on the
horse a man. He alighted; he rattled at
the door knocker; he rushed in; there was
no stopping him. Up stairs he went to
Mother Hubbard's room, and bolted iu.
Every one looked at him; he took off
"Yarding," said he, "I heard Mrs.
Hubbard was a dying. That she had
warning on her bakings. I came over to
explain. You see I was sexton of the
church here a few years ago,
and I know
all about it. You needn't die of skeet.
just yet, Mrs. Hubbard, fbr there is neither
spirits nor devils about, nor yet warnings.
What marks the loaves is old Mr. Finkle's
tombstone. I took it for an oven bottom
seeing there were no survivors, and brick);
were dear. The last folks before you
didn't have them printed off, 'cause they
made pan loaves, but we were used to them
ourselves. Cross bones and skulls in the
gingerbread we didn't heed, and I never
thought o' caring for the resurgum. So
you see how it is, Mrs. Hubbard, and I'm
sorry you was skeered."
Nobody said a word. The minister shut
his hymn-book. The doctor walked to
the window—there was a deadly silence.
Mother Hubbard broke it.
"Father," she said, "the first thing
you do is o get a new bottom to that
The tone assured the assemblage of
friends that Mother Hubbard was not go
ing to die just then.
Indeed she sat up the very next day,
and as soon as the oven was re-bottomed,
invited everybody to a tea-drinking, at
which no one discovered awful warnings
on the bread, or ghostly warnings on the
TUE cattle plague continues . to ravage
Pen lbrahaneti 6 . I
Wm. B. ASTOR is 76, and reputed worth
BRUTUS S. CLAY, son of henry Clay,
is in Washington.
TILE case of Jeff Davis has been con
tinued over to May next.
Goons can be sent . by express in ten
days from Chicago to San Francisco.
Pool). GRIE&T is mad because he did
not get the franking privilege last fall.
THERE are more than 3,000 Homeo
pathic practitioners in the United States.
VERMONT, during the last five years,
has had one divorce for every twenty mar
TEN cents per bushel is all the corn
sellers get for their grain in Penton,
Ix San Francisco there have been four
hundred deaths from small pox in the last
AN old lady in Columbus, Ohio, is in
her second childhood, and cutting her
The Lock Haven Boom has been pur
chased by tha Penna. Railroad company.
Price not stated.
THE trial of Mr. and Mrs. Twitchell
for the murder of Mrs. Hill commenced
in Philadelphia yesterday.
KNoxuE, an Indian chief, has sued the
United States for false imprisonment, lay
ing his damages at 810,000.
PARIS has a new toy; it is a musical
chair which regales one's ears with opera
tic strains, whenever it is sat upon.
IT 18 proposed that Congress make an
appropriation to purchase a statue of the
late Thaddeus Stevens for the Capitol.
Mn. SEWARD, it is said, is making pre
parations to visit Europe immediately
after Grant takes the Presidential chair.
RUMOR has it that Horace Greely bas
been offered a place in Grant's Cabinet—
probably that of Secretary of the Interior.
GENELAL COLE, tried at Albany; New
York, for the murder of Mr. lliscock, for
the seduction of his wife, has been ac
HoN. E. B. WASIIBURNE, of Illinois,
succeeds the late Hon. Thaddeus Stevens
as Chairman of the House Committee on
GEORGE PEABODY, the American phi
lanthropist, has made another donation
of one hundred thousand pounds sterling
to the poor of London.
A grand ro-union of the western armies
is being held at Chicago. Gens. Grant,
Shermnn, Thomas and a hoste of our
ablest generals are in attendance.
Mx. Hannibal Hamlin is a condidate
for U. S. Senator, from Maine, in place of
Senator Morrill, whose term expires on
the 4th of March. He ought to be elected.
JOHN SHAFFER, of Hollidaysburg, Pa..
aged one year and eight months, died from
hydrpohobia, on the 7th inst. He was
bitten in the hand by a mad dog about
five weeks before.
IN Doylestown, Bucks county, a true
bill has been found against ten men for
fraudulent voting. They are all foreign
ers, anti possessed of naturalization papers
signed by J. Ross Snowden.
E. A. POLLARD, brother to IL Rives
Pollard, who was recently assassinated in
Richmond, and author of the Lost
Cause," lms, it is said, been appointed to
a clerkship in the New York Custom
THE Gettysburg Sentinel says that deer
are unusually plenty in the South Moun
tain. Two citizens of Gettysburg, one
day last week, shot two, and a party from
Juniata county killed three in the same
THE Valley Virgiaimi says: "It may
be said that the hills and ridges in all
parts of the valley are alive with wild
turkeys this season, and the number killed
so far is unprecedented in the memory of
the oldest hunters."
A WESTERN farmer stopped in at a
newspaper office, and seeing the immense
piles of books and newspapers around the
editor, said: "I am glad I don't have all
these to read; I would rather work." The
editor made no reply to this wise obser
A CORRESPONDENT •of the Pittsburg
Commercial points out the dividends of a
coal company which explains the high
price of that article at this time. lie says
the Steubenville Coal and Coke Company
is declaring dividends equal to ninety per
cent. of the capital stock.
TiE office-hunters' raid upon President
Grant brings to mind Mr. Lincoln's com
plaint under a similar affliction. "I am
like a landlord," said he, "who is so busy
renting rooms at one end of the building
that he has no time to attend to the fire
that is raging at the other end."
TuElNorth Pennsylvania Railroad Com
pany offered to pay all the expenses incur
red by those who were injured at the late
accident on their road near Bethlehem,
and their offer has met with general ac
ceptance. They also presented the suffer
ers with purses of money.
THERE is an "humble individual" at
Washington whose sands of political
life have nearly run out," who is now open
for an engagement for any official position,
from Arman to President. With the
Constitution in one hand and the flag
bearing a star for every State in the Un
ion in the other, he is confident of his
ability to give satisfaction. His address
is "Andrew Johnson, White House."
Letters may be addressed in care of Mrs.
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Ite•'ALL KINDS o► JOB PRINTING executed
with neatnea and despateh.
CARL SCHURZ is likely to be elected U.
S. Senator from Missouri, in place of Hen
d&*n, the recreant. "So mote it be.
'i'HE West Chester Republican sayetbit
the average price of the best farnl land
sold in that county this fall was from $440
to 43160 per acre.
Tin Hebrews (Jews) dwelling in the
United States number about half a million
souls. They have 250 regular Synagogues,
of which 30 are in New York city.
A NEW YORK boot black has improved
each shining hour and put $6,000 thereby
in the Savings Bank. There is an exam
ple for Lancaster boot blacks to follow,
BOTH Mimes of Congress have now
agreed to adjourn over the holidays front
the 21st instant, so that but little may be
expected either of interest or importance
SPEND your money where you make it.
Buy your goods at home. Encourage
your own shoemakers, tailors, cabinet
makers, and other mechanics. Let each
buy from each other. Patronize home
AN exchange gives a simple remedy_ for
colds and hoarseness, as follows: 'Take
the whites of two eggs and beat them with
two teaspoon sful of white sugar—grate in
some nutmeg, and add a pint of warm
water, and drink.
A FRIEND from the country suggests
that although there will be no bands of
Sioux and Otoe Indians encamped on the
Capitol Hill at Harrisburg this winter,
from present indications jhere will be
plenty of other "Injuns " around.
Tux collieries in the Mahanoy coal
region, Schuylkill county, stopped operi
tions on Friday, in consequence of a strike
among the miners. As coal had a down
ward tendency last week, the "coal ring"
take this method of keeping up the price.
THERE was left for record in the Clerk's
office of Cecil co., Md., last week, a mort
gage given by the Columbia and Port De
posit Railroad Company for the sum of
two and a-half millions of dollars, to se
cure bonds of the Company, the stamps
on which amount to twenty-five hundred
THE Chicago Post bids good-bye to "our
President" as follows: "Andrew John
son's message—stolen by somebody in ad
vance of its delivery—(and a very poor
steal at that)—will be found on the inside
of this paper. We regret to encumber
our columns with so much unprofitable
reading, but, thank Heaven 1 It is Andy's
Two old bachelors of Indianapolis, In
dian, made a novel bet on the election.
The loser was either to marry within six
weeks or forfeit five hundred dollars. The
Seymour bachelor is now trying to save
his five hundred dollars by finding some
body who will marry him. Ile has not
yet 'been able to find her. Indiana girls
don't like to be hugged by copperheads !
A SPECIAL despatch to the Philadelphia
Press states that "No doubt now exists
that Mr. Stanton will decline to enter
General Grant's Cabinet under any cir
cumstances. Ile has already regained
much of his practice as a lawyer, which
he sacrificed during the war, and it is well
known that his future arrangements have
been made with an evillent design not to
have anything to do with political affairs."
.1. S. MAnnx, from Brooklyn, N. Y.,
and on the way to Shippensburg,
committed suicide by hanging himself to
the door-knob of his room at the State
Capitol hotel, at Harrisburg. Deceased
was about fifty-five years of age. Between
four and live hundred dollars was found
on his person. It appears
,that the de
ceased left home about two weeks ago for
New York city, to get some money to pay
his hands—carpenters. Ile had not been
heard from until his family received news
of his death. Ibis remains were taken
THE Lewistown Tiee Democrat says:
We hear it reported that on Friday last,
while Geo. Rittenhouse, Absalom Wag
ner, and others, of Granville township,
were hunting deer in Licking Creek Val
ley, a pack of eight or ten wolves gave
Mr. Rittenhouse chase. lie fired, break
ing the leg of the foremost, and fired again,
breaking its jaw. The rest of the hunters
coming up with the dogs, Mr. R. was en
abled, after some difficulty, to finally dis
patch the ferocious "varment." It is said
to have measured six feet from the tip or
the tail to the nose.
A LITTLE child was buried in Lewis
town, I'a., thirteen years ago. The grave
was recently re-opened. The entire up
per portion of the body from the little
thighs had returned to the native "dust,"
nothing remaining to indicate the form
of a human being, while from the thighs
downward was the most perfect model of
the plump, beautifully rounded limbs of a
babe; everything delineated to perfection
—perfect as in life—yet solid and white
as Parisian marble; even the little shoes
preserved upon its feet as at the closing of
the little coffin thirteen years ago.
TILE Philadelphia Press says: We are
informed that there is at one of the medi
cal colleges of this city a lady who is en
deavoring to have a water-snake taken
from her stomach. She says that she
swallowed it several years ago while drink
ing from a hydrant. It has grown quite
large, and consumes so much of the food
that the woman takes that she is most
dreadfully emaciated. Some tales are told
about it that seem almost incredible.
Suffice it to say that efforts are being made
by the physicians to extract the unwel
come intruder alive. If relief is not given
soon the unfortunate woman must surely
die, as she is daily becoming weaker.