Father Abraham. (Reading, Pa.) 1864-1873, July 02, 1869, Image 1

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No. 13, South queen Street, Lancaster.
copy, one year, $ 1.50
copies, (each mane addressed,) 7.00
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And $l.lO for each additional subscriber.
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10 copies " 12.00
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And 441.00 for each additional subscriber.
AllirAll subscriptions must invariably be paid
in advance.
Of every description, neatly and promptly exe
cuted, at short notice, and on the most
reasonable terms.
The time of the arrival and departure of the
trains on the Pennsylvania Railroad, at Lan
caster, has been changed, as follows :
Cinch]. Ex....12:07 a,. M. Pittsburg Ex. 1:27 a. m
Phila.Excress 4:02 " Phila. Exp... 2:39 "
Fast Line 6:35 " Mall 11:15 "
Lane. Train.. 8:58 " Fast Line 2:35 p.m
Day Express. 1:40 p.m. Columbia Ac. 2:15 "
Htu'risb'g Ac..5:51 " Harrish's Ac. 5:54 "
Southern Ex..4:00 " Lane. Train.. 7:29
Chichi. Ex....10:38 "
MONDAY, APRIL 26, 1869
G icat Trunk Line jroan the Xorthand North
wfstfor Philadelphia, IV - ew 1 - ork, Read-
Pottsrille, Tamwpt, Ashland, Sha
mokin, Lebanon, Allentown, Easton,Eph
rata, Litiz, Lancaster, Columbia, Aw.
Trains leave Harrisburg for New York as fol
lows: At, 2.35, 5.20, 8.10 a. m., 12.25 noon 2.00 and
10.55 p. in., connecting with similar trains on the
Pennsylvania Railroad, and arriving at New
York at 9.45 a. m.,11.45 a. in., 3.50, 6.45, 9.30 p. m.,
and 6.00 a. W. respectively. Sleeping Cars ac
company the 2.35,6.20 a. m..and 10.55 p.m. trains
without change.
Leave Harrisburg for Reading, Pottsville,
Tamaqua, Mincrsvllle, Ashland, Shamokin,
Pine Grove, Allentown and Philadelphia, lit
F2WiL Imi - 2M anditafl - p..m4-tibilopping insbir.
=in and principal Way Stations; thy 4.10 p. m.
train making connections for Philadelphia,
Pottsville and Columbia only. For Pottsville,
Schuylkill Haven and Auburn, via Schuylkill
and Susquehanna Railroad, leave Harrisburg
at 3.30 p. in.
Returning: Leave New York at 9.00 a. in., 12.00
noon, 5.05 and 8.00 p. in., Philadelphia at 8.15 a.
in. and 3.30 p. m.; sleeping cars accompany the
9.00 a. in., 5.05 and 8.00 p. m. trains from New
York, without change.
Way Passenger Train leaves Philadelphia at
7.30 a. nn., connecting with similar train on East
Penna. Railroad, returning from Reading at
0.30 p. in., stopping at all stations; leave Potts
ville at 7.30, 8 45 a. m , and 2.45 p. Shamokin
at 5.25 and 10.35 a.m.; Ashland at 7.00 a.m., and 12.30
noon, Tamaqua at 8.30 a. in.; and 2.20 p. m., for
Philadelphia and New York.
Leave Vottsville, via Schuylkill and Susque
hanna Railroad at 7.0 i a. for Harrisburg, and
11.30 a m. for Pine Grove and Tremont.
Reading Accommodation Train : Leaves
Reading at 7:30 a. in., returning leaves Phila
delphia at 5:15 p. m.
Pottstown Accommodation Train: Leaves
Pottstown at 6.25 a. in.; returning, leaves Phila•
delphia at 4 p.
Columbia Railroad Trains leave Reading at
7.00 a. in. and 6.15 p. m. for Ephrata, Litiz, Lan
carder. Columbia, sle.
,yerkiomen Railroad Trains leave Perkiomen
limetion at 9.00 a in. and time p. returning,
cave • , kippack at 5.15 a. m. and I.N p. con
: ting with similar trains on Reading Rail-
On Sundays: Leave New York at 8.00 p. m.,
Philadelphia at 8.00 a. tn. and 3.15 p. in., the
8.00 a. in. train running only to Heading; Potts
ville 8.60 a. In.; liarrisburg 5.20 a. m., 4.10 and
10.55 p. in., and Heading at 12.55, midnight, 2.54
and 7.15 a. In. For Harrisburg, at 12.55 midnight,
and 7.0 a. in. for New Xirklap# . 4o* ha,and
4.e) p. m. Ihr Philadetrita.
Commutation, Mileage, Season, School and
Excursion Tickets, to and from all points, at
educed rates.
Baggage , checked through; 100 pounds allowed
each l'assengor.
GeneralSu V iint ttßEADlNG, PA., ApriF`6B. iriln w
THURSDAY, APRIL 15th, 1569,
Lancaster 8.05 a. in
310 p. m.
Columbia .....8:00 a. m.
3.00 p. m.
Reading 7:00 a. m.
6:15 p.
7:00 a. In.
" 0:15 p. m.
Trains leaving Lancaster and Columbia as
above, make close connection at Reading with
Trains North and South; on Philadelphia and
Reading Railroad, and West on Lebanon Valley
Road. Train leaving Lancaster at 8:05 A. M. and
Columbia at 8 A. 81. connects closely at Reading
with Train for New York.
Tickets can he obtained at the Offices of the
New Jersey Central Railroad, foot of Liberty
street, New York; and Philadelphia and Reading
Railroad, 18th and Callowhill streets, Phila.
Through tickets to New York and Philadel
phia sold at all the Principal Stations, and Bag
gage Checked Through.
••Afileage Ticket Books for 500 or 1000 miles,
Season and Excursion Tickets, to and from all
points, at reduced rates.
Trains are run by Philadelphia and Reading
Railroad Time, which is 10 minutes faster than
Pennsylvania Railroad Time.
apt 104194 f) GEO. F. GAGX, Su
Trains leave York for Wrightsville an.:
lumbia, at 610 and 11:40 a. in., and 840 p.
Leave Wrightsville for York, at 13:00 a.m.
1:00 and 6:50 p. m.
Leave York for Baltimore, at 5:00 and
M.. 1:05 p. ru.- '
and 19 midnight.
Leave York for Harrisburg, at 1:39, 6:26 an
a. in.. and 2:39 and . m.
At 3:25 a. in., and 1:20 and 4:20 p. m.
At 3:45 and 5:25 a. in., and 12:30 and 10:46 p
Musical Instruments, &c.
And 4111.yieal Instruments Generally.
Sole Agont for
Also, Agent for
air Music, sent by Mall Free of Postage.
Lancaster, Pa.
Rooft aw 1m
aorta music Insbtrumentat
Der Revinski is agent for de bereemty Stein
webr Pianon—Kloffeera beast mer se uf deitsb.
Der plats is
N. E. For a drat raty Booty Geig, odder an
Aceordeon, odder a Trwlerrich-Peif, odder m
ulch onners musical Insbtrument, klea odder
gross, shtept yet pi
KevinakVs, No. $
Nord Prince Sbtrose, Tmmoster. Eno2o.ly
Reading 10:20 a. in
" 5:30 p. ta
10:20 a. m
5:30 p. m
Lancastor.....9:ls a. m
...8:25 p. m
Columbia .....9:25 a. m
p. m
to see the right, let us strire on to finish tht
we are in; to bind up the nations trona
Claim, Agency.
No. 56 East King-st., Lancaster, Pa.
Being duly licensed as a Claim Agent, and
having a large experience, prompt attention
will be given to the following classes of claims ;
DbUNTY and PAY due discharged Soldiers and
BOUNTY (additional) to Soldiers who enlisted
for not less than '2 or 3 years, or were honora
bly discharged for wounds received.
BOUNTY (additional) to Widows, Children, or
Parents of Soldiers who died from wounds re
ceived or disease contracted in said service.
PENSIONS for invalid Soldiers and Sailors, or
to their widows or children.
PENSIONS for fathers and mothers, brothers or
sisters of deceased soldiers, upon whom they
were dependent.
PENSIONS and GRATUITIES for Soldiers or
their Widows from Peimsylvania, in the War
of 1812.
PAY due Teamsters, Artificers and Civil em
ployees of the Government.
PAY due for horses lost in the United States
CHARGES.—Fees fair and moderate, and in
no case will charges be made until the money
is collected. [dec adyr*
—4S•MSLZRANdaIi- - -420441ikaNY,: ,- ,
After paying Losses to the amount of *1,120,000
All the .S'urplus Dividend amongst the Policy
Holders every year
For further information apply to
From "Father Abraham" Office
Lancaster, Pa,
no°o•tf I
.J. F. FRUEAUFF, General Agent for Penn'a
(Above J. F. Long Sc Son's Drug Store.)
This Company offers more SOLID and REAL
inducements than any other Life Insurance
Company in the country.
Send or call and get a Circular.
Active solicitors, male or remale, wanted in
every township in the State. pan Lam*
LANCASTER, June 25th,1565.
EDITORS Exrita .• Dr. Wm. M. Whiteside, the
enterprising D 56 t v ,has .urc •. • d from me a
• ~•AL t • I • 0 •
,a a lso r. • . o ~e •n• 0 "
those used by my father, Dr. - arry, in his prac
tice. In the purchase, the doctor has provided
himself with some of the most valuable and ex
pensive instruments used in dental practice,
and has beyond doubt one of the best and lar
gest collections of teeth and instruments in the
state. Persons visiting the commodious olUces
of Dr. Whiteside, cannot fail to be fully accom
modated. Thu Doctor loses no opportunity of
furnishing himself with every late scientific
improvement In his line of business.
11. B. PARRY.
V V .
Next door to the Court house, over Fahnes
took , ' Dry Goods Store,
Teeth Extracted 'without pain by the use of
(Nitrous Oxide) Ras.
Deals In
Drafts given on •ll the prineipal Cities
Collections made promptly.
Interest paid on Deposits
JoeliPll CLAU J 4OX.
Bankers as
House Furnishing Goods.
Should you meet Farmer John in the city,
You'd call him a country greenhorn ;
You might look upon him with pity,
Or perhaps with a feeling of scorn.
His great heavy boots, minus blacking,
His straw hat, with wide ample brim,
With gloves and with necktie both lacking,
And his bronzed face puzzled and grim.
The fops step aside as he passes,
And glance at their dainty pinched feet,
And lisp their disgust to the lasses
They happen to meet in the street.
0 I come from the dust of the city,
Leave palace, and steeple, and dome,
Put by both your scorn and your pity
'Till you see good Farmer John's home.
Far back from the town's noise and bustle,
Where meadows and pastures are wide,
Where leaves on the apple boughs rustle,
And comfort and pleasure abide.
Where acres with beauty lie teeming,
And promise large produce to bring
A pleasant white farm-house is gleaming,
And Farmer John reigns as its king.
How changed is his face as he nears it,
From that which he wore in the town ;
A broad smile breaks over and clears it
Meas peilidedWozpreesion and frowii"
His good wife stands ready to greet him
With a smile that thrills through his heart,
And all are so happy to meet him,
Though only a bright day apart.
His deep voice grows sweeter and lower,
As baby-lips press his brown cheek ;
He is happy, he asks for no more ;
He is loved, what more need he seek?
His boys and his girls are so merry,
The table so full and so white,
And all is so happy and cheery,
He envies no ruler his might.
0! ye with your city notions,
There's something more precious and sweet
Than graceful and elegant motions
In walking the close, dusty street.
And Farmer John, green as you call him,
So awkward and so coarsely clad,
Has had this great fortune befall him,
And his whole life is joyful and glad.
• [From Ballou'sTrtzlne.]
f d
A year a o I was a confirmed old bache
% .f. ititc! •,,,....M . tik94rnniatk,r.God bless
theca —an in the club-room, on the
street, at the evening party, and every
where else where I could get an audience,
I always took the opportunity of discours
ing at large on the faults and failings of
the gentle sex.
And I am going to tell you what made
one thus misanthropic. If it had not been
for Fanny Gray, it would never have hap
Naturally, I am happy to say, I am one
of the best tempered, most generous-heart
ed fellows in the world, but early in life I
had a disappointment in love ; and you
know a disappointment of that kind is
sufficient to change the whole course of an
individual's life. I could instance a great
many distinguished men as cases in point,
if I was so disposed.
My disappointment occurred, as I said,
early in lite ; very early, in fact. I was
but seventeen, and she was fourteen. We
went to school together, and I used to help
her over the bad places in the road, and
in vulgar fractions ; and from helping her
in difficulty, I got to loving her. And
here let me throw out a hint to mankind at
large. Never get to assisting a woman in
trouble, unless you are willing she
should win your heart ; for she'll be sure
to do it, whether she wants to or not.
Man is an animal that enjoys being asked
advice of ; and if a woman once defers to
him, and gets him to decide things for her,
helljust as surely fall in love with her as
he's living.
Fanny was a pretty girl. Every body
said so, and it was an undeniable fact.
She had yellow hair, all crinkles and curls ;
and brown eyes, and such a white skin,
and the prettiest little feet :and hands in
the world. Why, my hand isn't a large
one, but I could hold both of hers in one
of mine and not half try.
How well I remember the night I told
her that I loved her. It was in October
—moat cross grained things happen in
October, I believe ; we had gone together
over into the lake pasture after the cows ;
and I had got down on my knees right in
the wettest, spongiest part of the path—
nearly ruined the knees of my new gray
pantaloons, I recollect—and poured out
my passion at her feet.
She laughed in my face. Perhaps you
have noticed that girls in general have a
habit of giggling. Yes, she laughed in
my face, and told me to go home, and eat
my bread and butter like a,good boy, and
not be troubling her with talk like that.
She said she was a great deal to young to
think of marriage ; and that when she
was old enough, it was her intention to
marry a duke at least ; and live in a
palace, and go to the queen's drawing
rooms, and be called "my lady," etc.
And then she laughed again.
I rose from my knees very hot, and
angry, and told her she was a heartless
dirt, and mentioned to her that my heart
was broken ; but she only laughed the
more. And in the midst of it, along came
Harry Smith, whistling '" Hail Columbia,"
and she let harry take down the bars for
her and lift her over the brook, and I was
jubilant when in the middle of the stream,
Harry's legs failed under him—for he was
a small fellow s and she was us plump as a
partridge—and be slipped down with her,
awl both got as wet as mink,:
Well„that was yearsago, but I neverfully
-JULY 2 1869.
recovere from the sting her unkind refusal
gave me. If I have said anything about
the female sex of which I ought to be
ashamed, anything which was wrong,
Fanny Gray ought to be held accounta
ble, not I.
I went home feeling as if I did not care
a straw for life. I did not eat my supper,
and Aunt Peggy made me drink sonic ap
petite bitters, in the virtues of which she
had great faith. I went up to my room
early, packed a few things in a valise, and
the next day ran away to New York.
I intended to ship on a whaler, but there
was no chance at that time, and I got on
a coaster instead. The Polly Jane only
ran with freights to Philadelphia, but that
voyage was enough. I wanted no more
of the sea. I thought I should never live
to reach land ; and the sailors, unfeeling
wretches, did little else but laugh at me.
Once back in New York, no money
could tempt me to try my luck again on
the briny deep. I got a chance as errand
boy in the mercantile establishment of
Storey, Johnstone & Co. It was a good
place, and my employers did the liberal
thing by me.
I wrote home, and informA my anxious
parents where I was ; and I made up my
in ., d to make trade my life business.
.t by step I advanced, for I was &ill
fa and lam happy to say possessed con
si rable business talent.
I: arrived at the dignity of clerk in due
e ; then I was book keeper, and three
I :
. 5 ago, when Mr. Storey retired from
limn, I became the junior partner.
. hteen months afterward Johnstone
and I bought out his heirs, so I any
head of the establishment.
conic call me a good looking fellow,
I don't pretend to dispute with them.
It is extremely impolite to contradict
fol s, you know. I think myself that, I
aitt 'Kissable, though I have always wish
ed tiny hair had been bla lc, instead of
retitlish-brown. But I won't color it ; I
ha c got a little too much pride for that.
'ell, about a year ago, I found that
hu iness required my presence in Chicago.
A hour or two before I was ready to
t, my particular friend, Tent tler,
ca e rushing into my counting-room.
Stanford," cried he. "I've got a
gr at fityor to ask of you."
Any thing, my dear fellow," said I.
" ~fkny thing I could do for you will be a
gr4st pleasure."
I told Nettie you would," said he ;
"*t. she insisted you wouldn't ! She—"
***liimpla 1" said I " Women , are
selfish creatures, and judge everybody by
themselves. lam sure, Tom, I should be
delighted to oblige you !"
"Thank you. It will be such a relief
to me. You see I was going to Chicago
myself, to hunt up some claims the first
of the week—"
"Give them into my hands, Torn,"
said I ; " 11l attend to them."
"Oh 1 ,, said Tom, coolly, "John Nason
wont last night, and he's going to see
after that business. I should have gone
myself, but you see the baby was taken
sick, and Nettie will not consent that I
should leave it. And, indeed, I do not
wish to." •
"Confound the babies !" said I mental
ly, but not audibly ; for Tom. Jasher,
gocd fellow as he is, is a perfect spooney
on babies. So I said, aloud :
" Well, trust your business to me, old
"I shall always remember it in you,
Fad," said he, speaki ig a little hesitat
iugiy, as if he feared, after all, that Nettie
might have judged me more correctly than
himself. ` t l want to get you to take
charge of a woman--a lady—as far as
" Goodness gracious, Tom Jasher !" ex
claimed I, "you know I detest—"
"Oh I now don't be foolish, Stanford,"
replied he. " This is none of your gig
gling young girls. She is my wife's ear
liest friend—they love each other like
sisters ; and she is a very nice, sober
minded, cultivated lady. She never faints
away, nor carries band-boxes ; and she
will give you no trouble at all. She is
going to her family in Chicago. I should
have gone with her, but as I was saying,
the batty took cold, and he's croupy, and
there are spinptoms of pneumonia ; and
all the relief he gets is in onion poultices
and yellow snuff."
"Babies are a nuisance," a tid I gruffly.
"Oh! no indeed!" ejaculated Tom.
"Why my dear fellow, we can't think of
living without our little Freddy! Named
him after you, my boy. Named him last
night. Nettie decided on it. She said
there was no one in the world, after me of
course, that she thought so highly of as
Frederick Stanford; and she thought Fred
mice was such a pretty name!"
"Indeed!" said I, a great deal molifled,
and not a little pleased at having a child
named after me—we all have our weak
nesses, you know—"indeed, Jasher, this
is unexpected, decidedly so."
"It is nothing more than you deserve,
Stanford," said Tom, enthusiastically,
grasping my hand; and I thought there
were tears in his eyes but it might have
been the effect of my cigar smoke, for the
room was fall of it. " You area good
fellow, Stanford--a deuced good fellow?
Your principal failing is your dislike of
women and babied); but I live in the hope
that you will get over it in time. If you
could only see Freddy, od now! The darling!
it would do you to hear him try to
say Papa. It is perfectly charming!"
And Tom rubbed his.handa, and got very
red in the face, and looked as happy as if
he had just heard that his grandfather was
dead, and had willed him half a million.
After a moment he partially subsided,
and went back to the old subject.
" What do you say to taking charge of
the lido?"
him svho shall have borne the battle, and
Won , and his orphan, to do all which may
and cherish a just and a lasting peace
, urselrer and with all nationt."-4..Z.
Is wallowed down the lump in my throat,
and answered bravely:
" I'll do it, Jasher. I suppose, if she's
the responsible person you represent her
to be, that shell not be expecting me to
do the agreeable to her? All I shall have
to see after will he her luggage, and getting
her sometkin,r to eat?"
" Yes," said Jasher, in such a peculiar
tone that I could not tell whether the fel
low was ridiculing me or not. All a
woman wants is to have her baggage seen
after, and some victuals to eat now and
Jasher took his leave, 'promising to be
at the station in good season, with my
traveling companion.
I need not tell the reader how blue I felt
over the arrangement to which I had con
sented. I wanted to oblige my friend but
I had much rather he had asked me to en
dorse his note for ten thousand.
I was at the depot early. If there is
anything I hate, it is being hurried on my
way to a depot. flurrying destroys a
man's dignity, and it wilts his collar, es
pecially if he wears paper; and it generally
makes him sweat, and then his hat pro
duces a red streak on his forehea,d; and he
is apt to get out of breath, and out of tem
per, also. I bought my tickets, and paced
the platform impatiently. I wis'ied Jash
er would come. I felt some curiosity to
see the lady who was to be my traveling
companion. Nothing more than a natural
feeling, you know.
Time wore on—the first bell struck, and
still he did not arrive. I was nearly de
termined to go on board the cars; for I am
one of those men who have an aversion to
the rush hr seats at the last minute. I
have no special ambition to get my name
into the newspapers, by falling between
the cars some day in getting into them
and having my legs cut off, or my head
crushed. Not at all!
Just as I was going on board, Jasher
came, hot and flurried, and breathless.
He had a lady on his arm whom he pre
sented to Inc, I understood the name, Mrs.
Graves, or Gaines, I could not tell which,
Jasher was so out of breath that he could
not articulate very plainly. She was
rather a small woman, for width I was
thankful; for if their is anything 1 deprecate
it is a woman of the Amazonian mould.
It is too much of a good thing.
I saw in the newspaper the other day
that the most disagreeable way women
have with them is to weigh two hundred!
Anti the genius who wrote that paragraph
is wise. It is the trutl, double distilled
and boiled down.
Mrs. Graves wore a gray traveling suit,
just short enough to show her charming
little foot; and a small foot was always my
admiration, notwithstanding I was a wo
man-hater! Her dress was trimmed in
black, and she had on a brown hat with a
scarlet rose in front, and a blue veil over
her head and face.
" Homely as sill," said I to myself ;
"pretty women never wear veils—that is
thick ones."
Jasher got the baggage checked and the
tickets bought. These were transferred
to me, together with the neatly-gloved
hand of Mrs. Graves, and I escorted her
into a car. It was not very crowded, and
I gave her a seat just in front of mine, for
I had decided that I would not sit on the
same sofa with her. I did not care to be
quite so near a woman as that; for if I did
she would expect me to talk to her, and
tell her the names of the stations, and buy
her lady's-books, and oranges, and photo
graphs, and peanuts, when the venders
went through the cars. Not that I grudged
the money, but you see I did not want to
be agreeable to any woman.
I had just got myself comfortably fixed,
with my overcoat ou the seat beside me,
and my newspaper spread out, when in
sailed a woman six feet high, and stout in
proportion, with her arms full of a poodle,
a band box, a big paper parcel, a satchel,
and a pot of verbenas. And before I could
lift head or voice to prevent her she had
dumped herself down beside me, bundles
and all, spread her stiff-hooped petticoat
over my knees, and set her band box and
parcel into my lap with the remark:
"Here, misterjust you hold them things.
I've got the verbenas and pet to take care
of, and that's enough for me. Dear me!
can't you set over a little? I'm awfully
crowded! "
I was on the point of dropping her lug
gage, stepping unceremoniously over her,
and taking a seat with Mrs. Graves, but
just as I was rising for that purpose, a
nice looking young gentleman, with curly
black hair, entered the car, laid his daint
ily gloved hand on the back of her seat,
and asked the question:
" Is this seat engaged, madam?"
"No sir," replied the sweetest voice I
had ever hard; and I have a fine ear for
" May I sit here?" as deferentially as if
he was asking a sovereign to spare his life.
" If you please," said she. And I could
have throttled him as he sat down beside
her, his arm touching her shoulder, and
his handsome face bent down to talk to
her. I could not help feeling angry with
him; but thtm ' of course, it was not of any
special interest in her, but because he had
so much better seat than I had. For my
partner smelled of musk and onions; and
one of these odors alone is bad enough,
but combine them, and it is dreadful!
The curly headed fellow made himself
intensely agreeable to her. He bought a
comic paper, and they laughed over it to
gether, and by and by he bought some
popped corn,
and they ate that together.
I was fairly boiling with rage, when Mrs.
Poodle addressed me aquestion, I answer
ed her so sharply that the poodle barked
- and snapped at my elbow. Sagacious lit
tle cuss! he must have known that I had
murder in my heart.
Ten lines ci Nonpareil conwl.llute a Square,r
1 week .... $ 75 sl4us 2 tu $ 50$ 6OW
2 weeks... 120 180 270 4 50 1 800
t 20 1
weeks... 150 2 3 :X) 6 00. 10 00
1 month... 175 260 300 7 001 12 00
2 months.. 275 4 Of) 000 10 00 '2O 00 3
3 mouths.. 400 6uo 3) 00 15 001 80 00i
6 months.. 700 11 001 10 50; 25 00 40 00j
1 year " ' 12 00 20 00 30 00, 40 00 CO 00
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My brief career is over, and now I will
take my last race over my ,old carpet, 'a
blank sheet of paper, scribble a few " last
words," as all great celebrities do, and then
throw myself over on my broad back, turn
up my stubby legs in the air, like a dead
beetle, and give up the—witch.
Many a belle of a seasen will sympathize
with me, and own it is hard to retire and
give place to a rival, particularly to such
an ill conditioned, long-shanked, wabbling
uneasy thing as I must yield to, the two
wheeled velocipede
One short year ago I was the pet of so
ciety, caressed by young and old ; but,
alas I success made me saucy, and I told
some unpalatable truths. When not in
use I was carefully placed in a neat little
box, and carried up to my lady's chamber,
where I was supposed to sleep until called
for. But I was slyly peeping out and lis
tening to family secrets.
The girls called me a "little beauty," a
"heart shaped darling," a "sweet heart."
Belles asked me which beaux would pro
pose. Young matrons consulted me, even
misses iu their teens asked sly questions,
and blushed at my answeys.
Every evening I was brought into the
parlor for the amusement of company • if
I told fibs I was believed and praised ; ;nit
if I ventured on telling the truth I was
called the D—l, or made to write myself
Now what a change ! lam neglected,
or given to the baby to bang around. My
downfall is so sudden and complete that I
am benumbed, my pour little wheels are
already rusted, and I give in.
My old mistress who petted me so much
one year ago, said the other day that I
looked like a bed-bug ! And her daughter
said, "Yes, she believed I was the mother
of all bed-bugs I" The lazy thing ! she
has been wasting her time of late trying to
learn to ride on a velocipede, and has neg
lected her own bed-room, and so learned
what bed-bugs were !
"Bed-bug" indeed ! I never wrote so
mean a name before, and never shall again;
but to compare me, "thc heart shaped
darling," to such a monster. Oh, don't I
hope they may bite her
Johnny had me out on the side-walk
yesterday, and I had the pleasure of seeing
Miss Angelina's pet bear go flying past on
his velocipede ; and as he raised his hat to
his lady love at the window, he lost his
balance and away went his unsteady steed
and my gentl:man lay sprawling in the
gutter. How 1 longed for a piece of paper
on which to scribble my delight. I did
write "humbug" all over the dusty door
step, but who noticed it?
Well, other wheels may be rusting before
the year is over, and then what next ?
TIIE Republicans of Maine have nomi
nated Governor Chamberlain for re-elec
tion, and the Republicans of Ohio have
re-nominated Governor 'Hayes.
MRS. ANN 13aftLow, of Philadelphia,
aged seventy-nine, has just finished a quilt
containing five thousand seven hundred
and twenty-seven pieces. During the last
seven years this industrious old lady has
made twenty-nine quilts, containing in
the aggregate sixty-two thotpand nine
hundred and ninety-two thousauil pieces.
TILE nomination of Henry W. Williams
is as deserving as it is popular. A con
scientious jurist, a gentleman of great
legal experience and conceded ability, his
nomination for the responsible position of
Judge of the highest Court in the Com
monwealth, will meet with au earnest re
sponse from all men interested in a pure
judiciary and an honest interpretation of
the laws.
A VERY destructive fire, involving the
destruction of an entire square and a loss
of over $400,000, took place in Philadel
phia on last _Friday afternoon. The scene
of the conflagration was in the vicinity of
Sixth street and Columbia avenue. Among
the property destroyed were several fac
tories, and a number of persons are re
ported injured.
JUDGE SIIARBWOOD'S Nig pries decis
ion declaring the Registry Law unconsti
tutional is just what was to be expected
from him. He owes his place on the
bench to fraudulent votes, and false na
turalization papers. The case will come
before the full bench for final adjudication
in July. When the question is fairly
argued and considered, Judge Sharswood
may find himself over-ruled.
Tax New York Star has these personals
as the New York press gang : Mr. Bennett
is the tallest editor, Mr. Dana the fattest,
Mr. Greeley the slouehiest, Mr. Nordhoof
the Quilipest ? Mr. Erastus Brooks the
solemnest, Mr. Tilton the shanks marest,
Mr. De Nyse the shortest, Mr. Van Buren
the reddest, Mr. Rosevelt the politest, Mr.
Oakey Hall the wittiest, Mr. Winters the
toualeist, Mrs. Stanton the prettiest, Mrs.
Anthony the prettiest, Mrs. Sheppard the
prettiest, Eleanor Kirke the prettiest,
Nellie Hutchinson the prettieit.
TUB Ocean Bank, corner of Firlton and
Greenwich streets, New York, was robbed
between Saturday evening and hfbilifist,
morning last of an amount variously
estimated by some as high as $2,000,000
in securities, currency and gold. The
President ofjhe bank, however, puts the
loss as low As, $20,000. The robbery was
committeitil a very cool and premeffitated
manner. The thieves, three in number,
rented an Office in the basement of the
basement of' the bank three weeks ago,
under pretense of opening a branch office
of the Chicago Insurance Company and
have ever since been perfbcting their Ar
rangements lbr this grand stroke. Tin
bank proceeds with business as iso*
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