Bradford reporter. (Towanda, Pa.) 1844-1884, December 21, 1876, Image 1

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A l)}lltiltiTliATOß'S and Executor' Notices,. ? . • . . - . - '
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ADVNCE. , -,.. Rent k Bliss. 1 I _
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ALL Resolutions of .kissocistions, Comeannies- E ffleclld Narita. •TDSTI2IOIY OP HISTORY. - I -A OMENS DENTIST.
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of 3 13„fa c ......, Deaths , exceeding tire fi nal, are' THE. LATEST NEWS ! ..................~...............4,... .. , ....e.
charged TEN CENTS PER LINE. :,,;. , .,0.-_,.4,..1,_ -;!.
JOB PRINTING, of every kind, In plain and TzEMMINIBIIEDLErrim • 4-- , ..e. -,,..
fancy colors; done with neatness and displittli. . ..;:k : ' , . , ,,, --t,
.161 r GICOMIE L. C#TLI.N.
if iEldbills, planks, Cards, Pamphlets. l'illads. ' '''- - f - '..,,.. ,
Statements; &e., of every rariety and style, printed ,
at the shortest , notice. Tux REPORTER Illabd3 IS ' ~
"NRAILDr.Anwoon, September 21, ls7B. ~,:-,...;,--: -• ff:
well supplied with power presses, a good' assort- ~.1-..„
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trent of new type. and everything In the Printing , ~ We reached' here4his morning- 14,..',,
line can be executed in the most artistic manner . . ..:.. ,- 4..',
and at the lowest rates. \ . - 1 Tom Baker, Ned . Leonard and I; -
TERMS INVARIMILY CASH. - •Soyoa see that In spite ut your warning, .- t . - :
, The end of our Journey Is nigh. ',-,-,'.i.`4''•
Profs:di:ld an Bissitess Cards.
mcbo-76 TOWANDA, PA
aj NITS AT . LAW.-ofike, corner of Man and
Pine St.. oppoilte Dr. Porter's Drug Store.
OFFICE.—Means Building (oeer rowell's Store)
ancli9-76 TOWANDA. PA.
. • , Towanda. Ps.
Office tin Park sireet, north side Public Square,
test to Elwell House. Emcbil-To •
W. & Wm. LITTLE,
Ofllee In PattwZ'a Block, cor. Mita and Dotage-BM
Towanda, Pa,. April Is.
aug 2o
eMais over MontanyeS Store
April 12; 15741.,.
'Towanda , ga•
Office, In Metciirs Block.
Office first door south of C. B. 'Web Esp.. sec
oni floor. NOT. Id, '75..
r i L. lIILLLIS, _
. Tr./WANDA. PA:.
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Office with Smith & .31ontanyer: - (n0vf.1.75.
Office over Cross' Book Store, two doors north of
s [evens k Long Towanda. Pa. klay be consulted
nGerman.i: [Apr.tr72, 4 76.)
TOWANDA, PA. OfflCCltk Tracy 3c Nobte's Block
"J',,,canda, PA...lap. 10. 1,370
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T •AT LAW, WYALUSING. P 3. Will attend
to .r.II business entrusted to hie care. In Bradford,
,§niliran and Wyoming Counties. Oir.ce with Esq.
l'orter,,Cnorin -74 . -
3rt(i1:!: E YhAT-LAW,
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tl L. LAMB, .
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Wit.KE-11.i.unE, PA
Collections attended
: tervil into co-parDlership, offer their profes.,lonal
' s -rriCes to the public. Special attention givtin to
. bit..kesi In the orphan'. and Regniters Courts. . '
,F.. OVERTON. de. taprl t-70) i.i., 1t1. C. ELSDREE.
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Office in 'Moles Block, first door south of the First
714tIonal hank - , up-stairs.
IL .1. MADILL. , Ejan.9-7:11,y3 J. 31. CALIFF.
titEce—Henn Side Public Square
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4.- I 3 prepared to practfee all branches of his
°Mee, :BERC'UIt BLOCK, (entrance on south
Ode) Tol u ca NDA, PA. ' - rjan6-76„
DR.:$. M. WOODBURN, Physi
clan and Surgeon. Office over 0. A. Black's
Crockery store.
Towanda, May I, 1571.1 r.
I 1 7/ D. PAYNE, M. D., can be con
j• gnitcd at Dr. H. P. l'ottrEn's Drug Store
Indo 10 to, 1":.. A • 11.. and 1 roml: to 4. r. n. Specia
attention - Oyer' to dtoenses or dile Eye and Ear.
To•.canda, O't. 10, 104 f. . -..'
Physicians and Surgeons. Office over Dr.
Porter & Son's D nit; Story, Towanda, Pa.
T. B. JOHNnON, M.D.. D. N. NEWTON, 4. D.
On and D t t
Sept.S 0 , .N 1 Et
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el , imat new rooms on 2ud :floor of, Dr., Pratl's new
office on State Street. BuSiness solicited. -
Seto. 3-7irf.
'NIT B. KELLY, DEsTisr.—Oflice
• ovs,r M. F. Rosenfield's, Towanda. Pa.
Teeth inserted on Gold. Silver. Rubber, and Al
ninnium base. Teeth extracted without yain.
ilet. 34-72.
liming removed his Dental office Into Tracy
& Moor's new block, ever Kent & Watrous• store,
Is ut.w prepared to do all kinds of dental work.
Ile has also put In a new gas spar us.
ALEIT & PATTON, Agents ;for
0 fri;(.. 'No. 3 t;rlmtb .t Patton's Block, Bridge Sts.
March 2.6:7 L. •
Olltct.--31a1n4t., four doors North of Ward house
Pmct Supreme Court • • • •
nt renu , ylvaida and tatted TOWANDA, PA
Nlatro Court A. Dce7."76.
Main Street, opposite the Court House
.A_• Does all kinds of work in his line.
Ilop..:36.stioElNG A SPECIALTY.
Diseased feet treated. 'Manufactures the ctle
Shop on Plank Road, near old Agrierat; Works.
Towanda, Pa.. Jan. 6. -764 t.
The following
Couipmales rerrytented
March Z4l t.
1" 'POSTPAID .-$ 6 A
A 31, ,, 9>T41-Tart,\"3lAGA EINE FOR TOUSGEST
SCPERBLY Ittrarnazco. I,2.Send ten cents
for a sample number tad premium-flat.
poiliihr] ib Bromfield atreerS o Boetao. t;
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Have just opened anothei lam) stock of
Consisting of
Ac t , &c, &c.
Call and be Convinced that ices 11 as
Cheap as the Cheapest!
Tcrivantlt. Nov. 23, 1676
Boots and Shoes—Crockery:
I am now rccolving the
Ix., &C.,
Ever offered In this town, and at Prices th
fall to please the closest buyer. 1 have
gains in; . I . J.IM - es of goods that cannot he
eisewhe Please call and examine •
old Stand, opposite Court H
Towanda, .Aug. 10, 1876
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&c., &c.,
At the old stand-6
14112adk MOM 2, 11176.
"The redskina—nis scarce worth a mention;
Don't worry about me, I pray—
Stare shown us no tittle attention—
Confound them—along on our way.
"Poor Red's got a hall In the shoulder,
Auother due just grazed my aide ;
But, pshaw I ere we're halt a day older
'We'll be ai it e'en(' of our ride.
" We're ramped here for breakfast. To n% split
ling s
Some ifndllng wood, off In the pnes,
♦nd aatridis a dead cedar I'm sitting
To hastily pen you these lines.
•` A courier from Deadwood—we met him
Just now, with a malt for the States—
(Ah t Jenny, I•ll never forget him)
For this most obligingly waits.
" Ile says, tod, the miners are earnlng
. Ten dollars a day, every man.
Mello Z here comes Tom ; he's re turning,
And running as fast as bo can. ,
"It's nothing, I guess. Ile Is only
At one of ids practical "—Bang!
And sharp, through that solitude lonely,
• The craci i of Sioux rifle-shots rang.
And as the dire Talley came. blended
Wtth echo from canon and
Tho letter to Jenny was ended— . t
Its writer lay dead on the graSs.
Baldtatt's Monthly.
"Your future is dark. I see much
trouble for you. I . see bloodshed,
violence, and, worst of all, murder !
With a piercing. cry, Inez 'Opher
drew her hand from*the clasp of the
gypsy woman,'who flung the silVer at
her feet, darted into an adjacent
thicket of pines, and was lost to view.
She had noticed the.girl, had begged
to tell her fortune - and this was the
result. Pale, trembling in every limb,
and with staring eyes, the girl turned
to her humble home, in the yard of
which she was then standing. As she
crossed the threshold, her mother, a
stern-looking woman„met her. .She
did not notice her (laughter's
tion, but exclaimed,—
"Your uncle, John Morton, will be
here this evening. You must take
care not to offend him, as very
peculiar. I have not seen him for
almost twenty yeais; but lie has now
forgiven my foolish marriage, I feel
Her daughter sank . into the nearest
seat, and her large gray eyes wan
dered wearily over the scan furni
ture of the room.
'"Ile 'is wealthy, - is he not ?::" she
asked, in low measured tones. -
"Yes, indeed."
"Then, mother, this visit means
Something to us. Oh, h6w I hate
poverty 1"
"lam glad to hear you say that,
for you must see it once how foolish
it is for you to encourage Oily Bar
ton. 1 - You cannot afford to marry a
poot. man, so you must give him up."
The turned pale and a strange'
expression passed over her face. She
moved, uneasily in her chair, as she
said, with an effort,— , -
"That will be hard."
"Pshaw ! don't be a fool," was the
brusque reply. "You are 'handsome
enough to marry wealthiand position
and ; yon - must do it. There is no
doubt but that this visit of your un
cle will change your whole life. 'Hear
my past history and learn froin it.
Prior to my marriage-I' was a reign
ing belle, admired by all. I lived
with my brother, John Morton, the
wealthy planter. Among my admir
ers was Robert Opher, your father,
a man of talent, but poor. He won
me aad we were married, when my
brother renounced me and drove me
from his home. He had set his heart
on my making a splendid match. and
the disappointment changed him from
a genial, hospitable man,. into a
'gloomy recluse. Morton
.Hall has
been closed to society ever since.
Your father perished.iii a Northern
at cannot
.. any bar
•••s and
prison, leaving me penniless. I strug
gled on as best I could. How I have
succeeded may be judged from our
present surroundings." -
Mrs. Opher spoke rapidly, and
watched her daughter closely, but
Inez made no reply when she ceased.
Just their the conversation was inter
rupted and was not resumed.
John Morton arrived that evening.
A proutsustere, yet, generous man,
but unyielding as fate. Ile allowed
no one to defy his authority. The
meeting between brother and sister
was somewhat formal and constrain
ed, and their first words were tinged
with bitterness and reproach.. But,
"blood is thicker than water," and
soon they ' were as tender to each
other as of yore. The, years of sep
aration had been thoroughly bridged.
When John Morton returned, both
Inez and her mother accompanied
him Ile was charmed with his niece;
and he at office resolved to make her
his heiress and introduce her into so- o God, let Thy Spirit abide with
clay: The girl`bore-
her new posi- me, toy increase my faith, that by
tion with dignity. Lifted from pov- fresh supplies of Thy grace I may be
erty into eminence, she remained un- kept fiom going about to establish
changed. Her uncle seemed only too - my own righteousness, but may con
anxious to repay her for past neglect. ..siaritly submit to Thy righteousness,
He bad the hall and grounds reno- and so to bring forth the fruits
voted, an array of workmen kept the riglitousness abundantly ; •to Thy
place An - confusion foree, th e n - ig)± l4 nnat!f• ;,_
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glory.-.. Roma i n e. • _
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In a napkin smootttand white,
Bidden from all mortal sight,
Ityone talent Ilea to-night.
31Ine to board or mine to use,
3llne to keep, or pine to lose : j
May not I do what I choose
Ah the gift I%*only lent,
Wltkthe Glecr $ known Intent
Thatit should be-wisely spent.
And I know He will demand
Every earthing at my band,
Wn.n I In Ins presence stind
What will be My grief and shame
When I hear my humble name
And cannot repay Ills claim
Some will double what they hold;
Others add to k Ou-told,
And pay backin shining gold.
Lord, oh, teach me what to be
slake nie faithful, make me true,
And the sacred trust renew.
Help me, ere too late It be,
Something now to do for Thee—
Thou who bast done all for um
their labor done, they disappeared.
Inez had a suit of rooms which
were exquisitely furnished; her ward
robe was inexhaustible ; het every
wispy was gratified; the elements
which surrounded her were taste, ele
gaw and wealth. Yet , she was not
happy. Down in the secret recesses
of her heart was clicrished a secret
which embittered her very existence.
Inez was sitting in her roam one,
moaning, two or three months after
her arrival at the hall, wrapped in
thought. She had pushed aside the
curtains of heavy damask and mice
less lace, disclosing a landscape varied
and beautiful. • The groves of tall
pines' and mageolias,;the thickets of
timber which skirted! the stream, the
long fields of cotton thronged with
negroes plucking the fleecy treasure,
formed a most delightful picture.' In
side', birds chirped in gilded cages,
the gold fish darted to.and fro in the
acquaritim, the atmosphere was heavy
with perfume of flowers which were
arranged with artistic skill through
out the room, and the magic touch of
gold . was everywhere visible.
A rap sounded on the outer door,
and, in reply to , her invitation, her
uncle entered.
"Inez," he said, as soon as the
usual salutatiOns were exchanged,
"I have bad a visitor." '
"Who ?" she asked, indifferently,
and without looking up.
"Guy Barton."
At the mention of that name the
girl started violently. She was no
longer indifferent. •The color slowly
left her cheeks, her very lips grew.
pale, and her eyes glowed' with an
expression of positive. terror s For a
moment she seemed to control her
self With an effort.
"What did he say ?" she asked,
• "Nothing. What could he say ?"
said Morton, sternly. " ;
f. The girl was silent.
•• Her :uncle sat down beside her and
took' her band.
"Inez, this is nonsense: You should
have told me of this attachment be
fore. But no matter. I have sent
him away, and forever. He is no
match for a lady in your position.
Besides, I have different , views for
you. Your, mother made an 'unfor
tunate marriage, and I am determin
ed that you shall not."
.Then he unfolded ys plans. He
had chosen for her husband Walter
Leroy, the son of a neighboring
,planter, and who had been a constant
and not unwelconie visitor at the ball
since Inez had been there. ,
"You are my ,heiress, Inez," he
concluded, "and I expected you to
submit to my authority. When I am
dead you will be free to follow your
own inclinations."
These words rung in her head for
many days, and afterward were
fraught with terrible significance,
That evening; while walking thro'
the grounds, she met Walter Leroy..
She grei pale ; the magnolia blos
soms fell from her hand; she attempt-
ed to pass him, but he grasped her
hand and held her firmly.
"Release me," she cried, faintly,
struggling % to free herself.
"Not until you answer one ques
tion," he said, determinedly: "I have
spoken to Mr. Morton, and it now
remains for you to-decide my fate. I
love yiu; will you bid me hope?"
With a great effort she wrenched
herself from his grasp.
"I cannot listen to you. I am—"
She staggered, murmured some
broken sentences, and would have
fallen on the ground had he not
sprang forward and caught her in his
arms, and supported her to a scat.
Soon she rallied, and drew away from
him, while a violent shudder con
vulsed her frame. The young, man
noticed the movement, and it stung
him, sharply.
"Am I so hateful to you," he said,
bitterly, "that my presence inspires
_horror? I fancied, a few days since,
that you regarded me with something
like affection."
"You were not wrong."
"Is it possible that you love me ?"
"It is too true," was the faint reply.
Leroy knelt at her feet, and so well
did he plead his cause that she con-
sented to become his wife, his elo
quence apparently banishing her
scruples. In glowing terms he pic
tured their future, and she listened,
but said nothing. It was a singular
betrothal. Naturally they lingered
some time, and when they finally
turned homeward, the moon had risen
and was flooding the landscape with
a soft, delicious light. As they went
slowly on, he plucked a spray of
myrtle, placed it in her hair, end bent
over to kiss her. As ,he did so, and
just as their lips met, 'the report of a
pistol rang- out, and with a cry of
agony, and tossing up his arms wild
ly in the air, Walter Leroy dropped
senseless at Inez's feet. 'At the same
time the figure of a man dashed thro'
the tangled shrubbery to thekleft of
them and disappeared down the lane.
The girl's. wild screams soon
brought assistance. Walter was car
ried 'to the hall and a physician sum
moned, who pronounced him badly,
but not dangerously wounded. Search
for the assassin was made, but no
trace could be found', and the whole
affair was wrapped in the deepest
mystery. Young Leroy had no ene
mies, anal why his life was attempted
in so cowardly a manner, was beyond
the conjecture of the excited neigh
For a long time his life seemed to
hang upon a thread. Inez watched
over him with a solicitude that was
almost painful. She administered to
his every want, no one denying her
the privjlege. At length the physi
cian pronounced the crisis passed.
SOIL Walter seemed no better. On
the contrary, he grew weaker and
weaker, and finally the lamp of life
went out,altogether. His last breath
was spent:in bestowing a benediction
on Inez. The girl appeared stunned;
she uttered no word; she shed no
tears. ,
At the request of Mr. Morton a
Post-mortem examination was made,
and a terrible discovery ..7.lsued. The
physicians unanimously ag-:eed that
Walter Leroy bad not died from the
effects. of the wound, but from the ,re
suit of slow poison, which had been
inkrodneed -ita his food and medi
cine surreptitiOnsly.
A season of intense exeltementfol
lowed:. A detective : wee sent - for,
who arrived soon after the inners!,
and set to , work in earnest. The ser
vants were questioned together and
separately, but' they knew nothing
Inez told what she knew of the case,
Concealing nothing, and lir. Morton
gave his version , with.- equal candor.
The detective .then went away.
One week later, Mr. Morton be
came suddenly ill. The disease bat
fled the skill of the most pthfound
physicians, and in spite of medicinal
care - he died.t
The day his remains were consign
ed to the dust, and the day that wit
nessed the fulfillment of Inez Opher's
hopes,- for he bequeathed the•bulk , of
his fortune to her, also saw her direst
distress and humiliation, for she was
arrested and held for trial on the
charge off poisoning her uncle and
Walter Leroy. Amid intense excite
ment the girl was , conveyed from her
sumptuous home to the ;dismal Jail
iu the neighboringtown: Her mother
was permitted to accompany her.
The country rang with ;the story of
the double crime; and public senti
ment ran strong against the wretch
ed girl.
In due time the trial. occurred.
The prosecution occupied' two days
in examining witnesses. The testi
mony, though purely circumstantial,
was most damaging. The housemaid
testified that she had heard Mr. Mor
ton tell Inez that after he was dead
she could follow her oWiOnclination;
and on this point the prosecution laid
great stress; a vial had also been
found hidden in Inez's room, which
it was claimed had contained the
Poison. In short, everything looked
dark for the prisoner.
But Just as the prosecution was
preparing to, open the case, a man
pushed his.way through the crowd
that packed the court room, and made
his way to the Judge's seat.
"I want to testify in this case," he
said, in a loud voice..
After some discussion Ito was
sworn. He said his name Wns Guy
"That woman, said he, pointing tb
Inez; "is my Wife.• We were secretly
married more than a year ago, -and it
has been a fatal union. She is guilt
less of this crime. She has no con=
ception 'of sin."
He paused.- A. deatt-like silence
reigned throughout the room. He
raised a vial to his • lips, drank its
contents, and said,--7.
i j t
"I committed that crime.
intended that she should suffer for it,.
but at the last moment I repented
and came here to confess all. I need.
not detail how I crept into the house
and iiiade sure of my victims, how I
sought and succeeded in castipg sus-+
picion on an innocent woman. It is
enough to know that I am the nmr
deter! Gentlemen, I
. haven't long
to live. I have swallowed, a deadly
poison, and am now beyond human
mwer. I—"
He ~ s taggeredi as he spoke, and
dropped into a -siat. Ho had played
for revenge, and had won; and yet
had aided justice to triumph.
A wild scene followed-'4-4 scene
which our pen is too feeble to depict,
so we will draw a veil over it. With
in An hour Guy Barton was dead and .
Inez *Aar free. But the memory of
the dreadful peril into which 'her first .
false step led hei,was never banished
from her mind.'
Eat not with cheeks full, and with
full mouth.',•,...
Blow not on thy meat, but if it be
hot, stay. until it• be cold.
Smell not of thy meat, and if thou
boldest thy nose to it, set not after
ward before aneither.
Stop not in your drinks, if thou
be'st not the master of the house, kir
hast some indisposition or other, ,
Cast not. thyself upon the table
with thine arms stretched .even to
thy. elbows ; and lean i not thy should
ers, or thine arms, on thy chair in
Cleanse not thy teeth with a table
cloth or napkin, or with thy finger,
fork or knife; much worse would it
be to do so with thy nail ; but use
thy tooth-pick.
it is indecent to soil thy table-cloth,
and that which is worse, to clean"
one's face, or wipe away. )one's sweat
with the napkin, or with the same
dean one's nose, or one's dish.
Taking,salt, beware that thy knife
be not greasy, when ought to be
wiped, on the fork ; one may do it
neatly with a piece of bread, or with
a napkin, but never with the mouth.
Suck no bones, at least - in such
wise that one may hear it; take them
not with two hands, but with one,
solely and properly. , Gnaw them
not, nor.tear the flesh with thy teeth,
as dogs do.
Buttonhole not thy,neighbor.
In coughing and sneezing, make
not great noise, if it be possible.
• Gnaw not thy nails in the presence
of others, nor bite them with thy
Wheili thou blewest thy nose,
make not thy nose to sound like a
Set not in order at eveii , hand
turn thy beard, thy mustache, or thy
When thou sittest, put not indec
ently one leg upon the other, but
keep them firm and settled.
To sleep when others speak, to sit
when other stand, to walk on when
others stay, are of all things ill man
Sing not with thy mouth, hum
ming to thyself, unless thou. be alone;
strike not up a drum with thy finger
or thy feet
Take heed that with thy spittle
thou bedew not the face of him with
whom thou speakest, and to that end
approach not too nigh him. -
Puff not up thy , cheeks, 101 l not
thy tongue; thTust not out thy lips;
wry not thy mouth; lift not one of
thy eye-brows higher than the other.
The effects, then, of the work of
Christ are even to the unbeliever in
disputable and historical. It expelled
Cruelty ; it curbed:paision '
• it brand
ed suicide; it punished and repressed
an execrale infanticide ; it drove
the shamelest?' impurities of heathen
dom 'into a congenial darkness.
There was hardly a class whose
wrongs it did , not rem&ly. It rescued
the gladiator; it freed the slave; it
protected the captive; it nursed the
sick; it sheltered the orphan; it de- .
listed woman . it shrouded as with a '
halo of sacred innocence the tender
years of the child. r In every region
of life its amelioratin g influence was
felt. ' It changed pityfrdm a vice in
to a virtue. It errivated poverty from
a,curse into a beatitude. It ennobled
labor from a vulgarity into a dignity
and a duty. -:-It sanctified marriage
from little, more than burdensome
convention into little less—than a
blessed sacrament.; . It revealed for
the first time the angelic beauty of
a purity of which men had despaired,
and of a meekness at which they had
utterly scoffed. It created the very
conception of charity, and broadened
the limits of its obligation from the
narrow circle of a neighborhood, to
the widest horizons of the race. And
while it thus envolved the idea - of
humanity t as a common brotherhood,
even where its tidings were not
known—all over the world, wherever
its tidings were believed, It cleansed
the life and elevated the soul of each
individual man. • And in all lands,
where it has moulded the characters
of its true believers, it has created
hearts so pure, and lives so peaceful,
and hoines so sweet that is might
seem as though those angels, who
had heralded. its advent, had also
whispered'.'to every depressed ,and
despairing sufferer among the,.sons
of men :. " Though ye !ravel lain
among the pots, yet shall :ye be as
the - wings of a dove, that is Covered
with silver wings, and her feathers
like:gold." Others, if they can and
will; may see in such a work as this
no , Divine Providence; they may
think it philosophical enlightenment
to hold that Christianity and, Chris
tendom are adequately accounted for ,
by the idle dreams of a noble self
deceiver, and the passionate halluci
nations of a recovered demoniac.
We persecute them not, we denounce
them not, we judge them not; but
we say that, unless all life be hollow ;
there, would have been no such mis
erable origin to the sole religion of
the world which holds the perfect
balance between philosophy and. pop
ularity, between religion and morals,
between meek submisivness and the
pride of freedom, between tile ideal
and real, between the inward and the
outward, between modest s illness
and heroic energy, between t e ten
derest conservatism and thebo ldest
flans of — world-wide rotor ation.
The witness of history to Christ is a
'Witness which has been given with
irresistible cogency ; and it has been
so given to none but llim.—Dr. Far
' •-;41.-011.1.11.-4.
To the thoughtful, the moral con
sequences of tension and a hurry are
fiery saddening; to the physician
their results are a matter of pro,.
found concern, for their grave evils
come under his daily observation.
No evolution of force , can take place
with undue rapidity without damage
to the machine in which the transfor
mation is effected. Express railway
stock . has a much shorter term of use
than that reserved for slower traffic.
The law is universal that intensity
and-duration of action are inversely
proportioned. • It is, 'therefore, no
matter of surprise to find that the
human nervous system is no excep
tion to the law.; The higher salub
rity of rural; over urban life is not
entirely a matter of fresh air and
exercise. Rural life involves leisure
and pause in work, which are very
essential to. the maintenance of the
nervous system in a state of due nu
trition. Unremitting spasm soon
ceases altogether. The tension of
life produces weakness at the very
place where strength is not needed.
The damage,kßine to the health of the
Most valuable:. part , of the commun
ity, the, best 4 f rained thinkers, most
usefuLworkers, is incalculable. Work
and worry, though not proportional,
are closely'connected, and an excess
of the formeesoon entails an increase
in the latter lYclond the limits which
the nervous 'Ay'stem can bear with'
impunity, especially under the condi
tions under which work has to be
done. The machinery for organizing
the work of a community has to be
rigid and inflexible, and in the strain
involved in bringing a changing or
ganism into harmony with a ,
chine, the former must inevitably
suffer.—London Lancet.
SUBMISSION.—There comes a tern- lieve the starving garrison at Charles
ble moment to many souls when the ton. It was said that in some sense
great movements, of the world, the such a delegation would represent
larger destinies of mankind, which the Democratic, the conservative
have lain aloof in newspapers and Whig and the Radical parties, and
other neglected reading, enter like would have weight with the Presi
un earthquake into their own lives ; dent. The same evening I went to
when the slow urgency of growing Albany, saw Mr. Corning, Who will
generatior.s turns into the tread of
,ingly consented to go immediately.
an invading army of the dire clash of Mir. Weed was not at home, but in
civil war, and gray fathers . know the morning agreed to act with ns.
nothing to seek for but the corpses of Mr. Buchanan received us in his pri
their blooming sons, and girls forget rate office, in morning gown and
all vanity, to make: hut and bandages slippers. After a few words of ordi
which may serve 'for the shattered nary salutation, Mr. Corning stated
limbs of their' betrothed husbands. the object of oar visit. The' Presi-
Then it is as if the Invisible Power dent made no reply. After a' pause
that has been the , object of lip-wor- I told what had been done at the
'ip and lip-resignation become vis- meeting in Pine street, and pointed
Ible, according to the imagery of'the out the urgent need of , Major Ander-,
Hebrew poet, making the flames his son. Mr. BUchanan remained silent.
chariot and riding on the wings of Then Mr. Corning said that the relief
the wind till the jmountains smoke of Sumpter would be sustained by
and the plains ;shudder under the all Democrats at the North, and that
rolling, fiery, visitation. ' Often the should an attack be ma de upon the
good cause seems to lie prostrate flag of the United States, there would
under the thunder of unrelenting be an uprising of men of all parties
force ; the martyrs live reviled, they in its defence. He said that' aid
die, and no angel is , seen holding might be sent at once.
the crown and the palm branch. Still not a , word from President
Then it is that the submission of the Buchanan. After a long silence I
soul to the . Highest is tested, and remember pleading warmly in 'my
even in the eyes of.frivolity life turn that food, at least, might be
looks out from the scene of human given. Here the President said : . "
struggle with the awful face of duty, have not a ship." We then assured
and religion shows itself which is him that the merchants of New York
something else than a'private copse- had loaded the steamship Star ofihe
latioa:— : Gea. VOL I West. Offered. by; Mr. Charles 11.
• .
In priority of time the Chinese are
ahead :of us in some of the' arts of
civilization; but s , in most of the finer
turd higher kinds of art, as surgery,
etc.,' their proficiency is little remov
ed from half savage bungling A cor
respondent of the Cincinnati Corn.
mercial describes • Chinese dentistry,
and gilitsus an , , idea of what the
Shanghai tooth carpenters amount to
as pi'ofessionals : The native dentists
are the merest charlatans, and prac
tice as magicians amtcurealls: They
insert artificial teeth of the seahorse,
which are kept in place by copper
wire wrappings or fastenings to the
adjacent natural teeth, and charge
about three cents per tooth fOr the
operation. Teeth are extracted by a
hocus.l9eus process, which the den
tal imposter calls "coughing up."
The method of extracting is this
The dentist' appliett a • white powder
represented to be the salt extracted
from the sweat of the horse. , : Dr.
Eastlake found. this of_
powder to
be nothing more or less than arsenic,
which causes the gum to slough, when
the ,tgoth is easily removed by the
operator's fingers. Hut - the Chinese
method of curing the toothache -was
what puzzled him most, and longest
defied detection.. The, operations, it
should have been stated, are all per
formed in a temple Or in' a"space in
front, under a large inbrella,q , the
idea being that religious ceremony is
in some way connected with them.
Toothache is caused by a maggot
which:gets into , thetooth somehow
or other while the p tient' is asleep,
i i ii
or while he is laughin immoderately.
It must be removed ive, or the pa
tient will go mad. e is, therefore,
placed en a seat and his head thrown
back: , ': The dentist inserts a long pair
of forceps, and, after fumbling around
for a few seconds, produces between
the Inippers a little, wriggling black
maggot, the cause of the, whole trou
ble. Dr. Eastlake witnessed this •
operation repeatedly, but it was only
after he obtained surreptitious pos
session of the forceps that he discov
ered the trick. He found that one
arm of the forceps only was of iron ;
the , other was of bamboo, painted to
resemble the other. In the hollow of
the bamboo was found a number of
little black maggots, probably ob
tained from decayed vegetable or de
composing matter. When necessary
to do service the operator simply
squeezed the bamboo above, and time
Maggot was ejected frOm e small
end of the instrument, to the mouth,
and then adroitly 'taken between the
nippers and held up triumphantly be
fore the gaze of the astonished 'and
grateful patient relieved. The opera
tions he witnessed were dispatched
with - astonishing rapidity, and .
patients hurried away, as that part
of the - performance was essential to
the success of the operation..
. . .
The Evening Post of late date, in
its notice of Mr. Evart's speech,
speaks of the 'course and character
of Andrew Jackson, as contrasted,
with those of James BuChanan, "who
tamely yielded to the !secessionists,
and publicly and shamelessly dechir
ed that he waspowerless to pret*nt
the country froni drifting to destruc
-- This statement I can confirm by a
reminiscence of an interview with
Buchanan which your words recall.
While General Anderson was hold
ing Fort Sumpter, anti just before
the South Carolina insurgents opened
fire upon our Sag, a meeting of con
servative men was called at No. 31
Pine street to consult as to the criti
cal condition of public affairs. The
sentiments avowed by those who
spoke seemed either despairing or
southern. There was no powei to
coerce a State. The government at
Washington was soon to beover
turn4, New York was to be . like
Bremen; and " the Union - was a rope
of sand." Others felt that time
ought to .be gained for negotiation,
and that if the . government could not
send aid to its forces in Sumpter,food
at least might be furnished by private
persons, which peaceful succor would
not- be, resisted by South Carolina.
So.painfui to me were the traitorous
doctrines of the speakers that I. at
tempted to leave the assembly. John
L. O'Sullivan, however, insisted on
my taking; part in the discussion, and
maintained • that the United States
was a real nation, and had the setae
powers to coerce one, of its members
that a father had to coerce and bring
back a seceding and refractory small
boy. The result was that I was re
quested to proceed at once to Albany,
and urge, on behalf of the meeting,
Mr. Erastus Corning and Mr. Thur
low I Weed • to accompany me to
Washington ; fur the purpose of per
suading President Buchanan to re-
MarSkall) with provisions, end only
waited for' authority from ;the gov
ernment to! despatch her, '1 but the
President answered never word.
Calling a servant who putihis head
into the room, he ordered cigars, and
offered them to us taking,one:hlm
self, and-. chewing it, but not smoking.
Whenl the servant had gone, Mr.
Cornieg7 with a warmth quite unusual
with him, pleaded earnestly with the
Presilent to put down the beginning
Of a civil war, insisting that even in
a party point of view sit would be
wise, but that as a duty of the office
he held,_ he had the example of An
drew Jackson, to guide him. Not a
word . in' reply. Finally T besought
him td availrhimself of the offer we
were sent to make, merely to feed, if
we could not relieve in .a military
sense, Major Anderson's forces, press. ,
ing upon him the certainty of a
united North, irrespective of party,
.to sustain, his action. We sat sileptly
waiting for 'an answer,. until finally
the President, looking , over his
shouler out of the window; said,
" A v
,ry fine day, gentlemen, a very
fine (ray 1" . And so we rose, and after
spending an hour with him in vain,
walked sadly away.
As put of the three persons then
present am the only survivor, ,it
may be useful to have this testimony
to the , towardice, .if not treason, of
the unhappy Buchanan. Mr.' Everts
asked iwhether the people were will
ing tO rEproducethe., phantom of
Buchanan'a likeness in the Presiden
tial chair. From my recollection of
the man himself, I certainly was not.
-JAMES W. BEEKMAN in New- York'
Evening Pim& •
The irregular . eating of - unripe
fruit ;is well knownto be unwhole
some. The regular and moderate
use of well ripened fruit is not so
widely appreciated as contributing
to health. Residents - in I regions
where more or less malaria prevails
have 'disCovered that nothing is a,
more.', sure preventive of its delete
rious effects than, a regular supply of
fruit. "A case is well known to us,
wherd a man with a family removed
to the, West. He had provided large
quantities of well-dried fruit, and
this was used regularly during the
first summer. Although suffering
_many; privations and exposures to
hardships, this family escaped the
prevailing epidemics. The second
year, the supply of fruit being ex
haustd, the added coinforts which
they flind. secured did not protect
them ; from disease. Many other,
himilar Oases have occured• It "should
Alierefore be made a special object
with them all about td remove to
newly settled regions, and in Mot to
any other localities, to _.take with
them ;or make provisions
~for the im
medi,te planting Of an ample,supply
of early bearing fruit plants and
trees, ; such as strawberries, currants,
grape's, raspberries, dwarf apples and
pears; and the well-known early bear
ers among larger sorts, such as Bart
lett pear, early. strawberry, Baldwin
and Porter apples and, many other
sorts which will give crops while yet
.But the fruit will not only prevent
diseases, but in some cases it has,
proved one of the best medicines to
cure l it. Many years ago a chronic'
cough which had excited a good deal
of -iheasiness, was cured i by daily
eating ripe raspberries, recommended
by a medical swriter of , high authority
as an excellent expectorant. Severe
colds,are more apt to occur on the
first Cool and damp days of autumn,
than a any other season / , 1 We have
often cured these diseases on their
first attack, by eating copiously of
ripe Watermelons. The beneficial ef
fects' of drinking freely. of cold water
on *Melt occasions, are well k - no4n:
Watermelons supply a larger quan 7
tity .than one could easily swallow in
any other way. 'We lave not found
these' or the raspberry expectoiant
an unpleasent medicine to take.'
When visiting recently the Centen
nial grounds at Philadelphia, we had
taken a " bad cold." Knowing, that
many had been made Sick by drink
ing the bad water at that place, we
resolved to secure both a benefit and
a pleasure by using ripe watermelons
'instead, which happened to be 'abun
dant •at that time. Their copious
use performed a surprisingly 'rapid
cure, with an escape from all the bad
effects of the water. But it must be
reinembered that the Conimon mod
erate eating will not Answer the de
sired purpose ; nothing but the
" heroic" consumption of this fruit
will 'effect a. prompt cure. "
We mention these various facts as
an additional inducement for the
planting of fruit-bearing trees and,
plants, n addition to the claim of
comfort and the luxury of a constant
succession of fruit through the year,
as *elf - as its important contribution
to economy by reducing the expen
ses pf the table.--Country Gentle
I VISIT you would pay a little attention
to what I am saying, sir," roared a lair
per it an. exasperated witness. "I am
.paying as little as I can," wad the calm,
Witzx a Boston girl gets miffed at her
husband, she says : 'Base tyre nt, I shall
leave and go to my parental home."
When a Westerri girl becomes similarly
affected, she simply remarks : "Old pan,
rm 'going to git up and, git,, and if you
don't like ,
it,• just climb up on your eye
brows and see if you can stop me."
Ar A small in . party . Boston the host,
having as his guest a genial Now Yorker,
and wishing that he should have a good
impression of. Boston•brains, introduced
hini to Mr. 11--- 7 , a gentlemanm of repute
in literary circles and an admirable con
versationalist. After a while, encounter
ing his Gotham friend .alone again, he
Said : "How did you like Mr.
Dick?" "Very much indeed," was the
reply. "Me is 'a good fellow, but" (sotto
coed) those trousers were' never made tor
ar. was a colored lady and attended a
revival of religion, and had worked her
mit, up to the extreme pitch of going to
the, great and good, place in a moment,
or sooner, if possible. . As , her friends
gathered around her. she gave vent to her
feelings t and exclaimed : -
I wish I was'a Jane-bug 1"
A brother of sable hue, standing by,
'inquired : •
What you want to be one for ?"
4 'Dat I might . fly toti4 Jesus."
, Yon fool, zuggah; woodpecker ketch_
for 7 0 n get - W. l Na 4 11,1 r."
The simplicity of manners - Whiik,
make Governor Hayes and his family
so popular with the
illustrated .by an incident that off.;,,
cnrred in 1863. Colonel Hayes was :. :
then in camp with his regiment,-4.:,, , 5
Charleston, West Virginia.
there Mrs. Hayes visited her
band, and made a short sojourn
James Parker; of Mesivotaniia l ,
Trumbull county, was a good-natur
ed, jolly " boy ' in one of thel
panies of Hayes's. regiment. Soda
after Mrs. Hayes's arrival, annefoie
it wag known to all the boys, Parkei -
was expressing his regrets to some
of his comrades that there was nu; 7 - ",-:-. Nsict:i ;
orie to mend • his blouse and put
!pockets in it. One of them repliectr.„.
Why ? Jim, why don't you take it
to the woman who does the sewing
for the regiment; and get her to
fix it ?" .`" Didn't know there was ,
such a woman. ~. Where is she?"
asked. Parker. "She's up in ,the
Colonel's tent," said his comrideir.
"and if, you'll take your blouse up' ,
there she'll mend it for you.'-' That's-
- she's here for."
The unsophisticated Parker at once
started for the Colonel's tent, blouse
iri hand. Colonel Hayes politely re
turned his salute, invited him in, and
inquired what he wanted.- He re
plied that he wanted , his blouse'.
Mended and' pockets put ill it, and ,
that he understood there was a
woman there 'to do sewing for the
regiment. The Colonel took in the ,
situation at once. With., a merry_
twinkle in his eyes, he called .to
Mrs. Hayes and asked her if she
could fix ;the soldier's blouse. She
promptly haccepted the job and told
Parker to Call for it in the afternoon.
When Parker returned to - his com
rades the were looking out for
some fun. "Where's your blouse?"
they , asked. " Why, I le ft it with,_
the woman to be fixed," said Parker.
And when, in answer to their further_
questioning, he told them, how - the
Colonel, received him, and how kind- .
ly the woman undert ook the job' of
fixing' his blouse, the boys could. _ ,
hardly - , tell whether the joke was on, '
Jim or on themselves. And - when,
later in the day, Parker appeared
with his blouse neatly mended and
two ample pockets in it, he was the
hero of his company',.' , .
It may well be imagined that the
incident did not lessen the popularity
of.the gallant Colonel. and his wife.
Poor Jim died in the service, and his
name; with many others,;is engraved
on the beautiful monumnt in Meso
potamia.:-' - Warr'cn. 'Ohio Tribune.
I , l;ffAv**ikii;terA:P/.lPleivl
On one of the- many bridges -
Ghent stand.' twolarge brazen images
of. father and son, wholobtained. this
distinguished mark of the admiration
of their fellow-citizens by the follow
ing. incidents
• Both the incidents,
and the son werek
for some offence against:the State f ,
condemned to die.: Some favorable ._ =
circumstances appearing on the side
Of the son,, he was granted a remis- '
sion of his sentence, under certain
provisions; in. short, he was offered `'. l
a pardon on a most cruel and barbs-
rous condition, namely, that he would
become the executioner Of his father! *i
He' at first resolutely refuSed to pre
serve his lire by Means, so fatal and
detestable. This , not to be won
dered at ; for. let cis hope, foi the
honor of our nature; that 'there are
very few sons who would; not hail) -
spurned with abhorrente life sus- -
tairicd on a condition SO horrid aid
::unnatural. The son, though long in-
flexible, was at length overcome by -
the tears and entre4iea Of a fond fa
ther, who represents to him that, at -
all events, :his (the father's) life was --
forfeited, and thatilt would be the
greatest consolation fordhim in .his
last moments that in his death he ,
was an instrument of his son's pres
ervation. The youth consented. to
adopt the horrible means of recover
ing his life and - liberty ; he lifted the
axe, but as it was about to fall t , hi!":
arm sunk nerveless, and ,the axe
dropped fromlis hand ! Had he as
many lives asrhairs, he Could have
yielded them one after another,
rather than again= conceive, much
less perpetuate, such an act. Life,
liberty; everything vanished before .;
the dearer interests of filial affection; .
he fell upon his father's neck, and
embracing him, triumphantly ex
claimed :
"My father! we die together Cl'
and then called for another execu
tioner to fulfill the sentence of the:
Hard must 'their be 'arts indeed' be
bereft of every sentiment of virtue,.
every sensation' -of humanity—who
could Stand. Insensible spectators of - •
such a scene.' A sudden peal of in !
voluntary apPlause,mixed with moans
and sighs,- rent the air. The execu-:
tion was suspended; and, on a Sink.
ple report of the transaction to "the ..;
authorities; both were pardoned. , ,,-", , ,::
High revtarda and honors were con-_
(erred on the , soni and finally these: -;
two admirable brazen -IMages were ,
raised to commemorate &transaction
so honorable to 'milieu nature, and
transmit it -to theinstinction.and";,=;"::
emulation of posterity. The statue -
represents the son in the very act of
letting fall the axe. - - -
TOMMY (wholias been all Owed a seat at zt. - -fz,..;:::4,1
table on the oCe:udon of a' tea-party, and:,
is scrutinizing the engrarffig on his tea.:`±
spoon, which is odd) : 'Why,motheri':
these spoons were on Aunt Jane's antiper,::: . .;t::, - 4,1
table the other night,. when • Cousin Fred.
- bad his party." A "look" from the:sue- - - , i," - - - Zi r i . g
tornal and a smile all around. :
A Totrcurso incident is' reported ferart::::' , ,....„•'.;q:'2
Chattanooga, liieorgia' . An utter etranii.:l s ;, : tit!
ger called on a respectable farmer
asked him if his hones had not been
bed during the war. The farmer re
that it had. "I," said the stranger,
one of the marauding party that did
took a little silver locket." "
'locket," said the farmer,"had beenwini:`:
'by my dear child. " H ere it is,"rellied7:":NA
the stranger, visibly affected. am
rich; let me make restitution. Here
twenty dollars for= your little son -
gave the farmer a fifty dollar bill, and re..1 ; 1'..., , 5,;;-?ii
ceived thirty dollars in thanes. Re thiotkatAl
wrung the left. Th,
tears and
dollar bill
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