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t oneaias ff. Bsaoca,
, taaawr Java era s'sr ;
' Ylewertte blaam aa Mora.
Wlaiary wtadt are aweeplof i
Troi IBs snow-drifts pttelaf ,
Karat sew U Mta.
Hew aa plaaed throof. "
Charms the wood ta anaf t
!a banal tree ara gllttartag
Merry eaow-birde, twinning,
Foaiily strive la ehoar
6ata (a sold aad drear.
Wialer, aiilt I aaa
llaav aaaratt.ia tbee,
lava lay ohlllj grattlng.
Baew-eiorae leroele beating,
4 ad tae dear delights
Of tha laa , loaf sights.
Tbt Oldest Printer.
Fiftyaeven yaara at thml ease,
aid tha foreman of the World com
Dosinir room to the reporter last
waak. as ha Dolnted to and old tfret
bearded man pickinff type in the
. corner of tha room. Tha old man
atood where the anoligbt fall upon
turn, and be was chewing tobaooo
under bia green abada and clicking
thJybw oncoooernadly.' Ha never
a'ja chewing. He cornea down
h'l'J at aix o'cock in the morning
a)'.;i works till aix in the evening
Jp m never eata a morsel nor takes a
clop to drink t be livea on tobaooo.
"Uncle Bob. ' aaid the reporter, aa
he approached tbe old type setter
nod toocuod bim on the .shoulder,
Iww old are yoo f " I
The old gentleman looked np
unary mw too repot ier eyes ana i
answered t "I waa aevanty-Ove day
tusDsraeis iwwn isppan, out
everybody calls bim Unelo Bob. "I
was porn in iwiagaioD, uiaier coon-
ty, in 1803. I entered tbo office of
my uncie me iier rteoetaniu
1821. 1 worked on the same preee
that Jesse Huell used. 1 cams to
new loram to. on tue 4 amen
Kens, and we took i-afavette on
board at West 'oint and brought
Liu to new York witu ne. When
J came to New York l went into I
Wsjor Noah'aoraoe, tho Inqnirtr.
uan oquii wnrw ana mguirtr,
wbare 1 worked steadily for twenty
uoe years. Mr vv ebb presented me
wiiu a uagniDount uiuie and l va
topt it twenty four years.' I -
Un tbedav following tue above
.TT !. U.-l. J . . 1L. 1
man imu caiua ujwu mj vue ui.
nam wim tue uiuie iu a osaaui.
"Uere, be said, as be opened tbe
book and pointed to the fly leaf,
Teseoted to Kobert i appan on
Xmts 1054, as a slight testimony of I
reapsot aud regard lor bia character
and appreciation of bis valuable and
faithful serviooe intbeoffioe of tha
vouritr ami inquirer from lodi to
the preaeut time, by his frieud,
J. WiTeoa Wsaa.'
Deeember 8S, 1834. I
Tha old man then wbinad onl
Sia mnaaloffiwl r.wt ritton wiLh
blaeiukona narrow slip of paper,
It was so far back that it waa per-
Pleting to dive for. He skipped a
sw reoeraUoos aa be pointed about
ao ineh from tha too of tha alio, and
aid i Tte got a pair of alee.
bottoDS belonging to Christopher
KieraUflt who tl. rthr nf ,.
ffraudfather Lnke. Luke waa a an.
(son in tbe revolution with Waab-
infffon al N-Knrr.
And then, as be traveled by a pan-
banana ronta ovar tha blaa Ink ha
aaid i MA. a?randneuhaw of Govar.
tor George Clinton married my
ffrandfathar'a aiatap. I waa murrind
onthelth of Deoember, 1831, to
Maria 0. Lowe, of Platbush. whoae
grandfather waa Colonel Baonian. of
wa artillery regiment that placed
u flagstaif on tha battery on the
day the British evacuated. New
lork. fie waa afterwards appoint
sd first postmaster of Nsw York.'
"Uncle Bob" livea in Brooklyn
with one of bia married aons. He
is fond of life and enjoyment, aud
oa Hallow eve played "blind man's
bluff' and "button, button," as live
ly as any of tha famly. 7e baa
been at work on the World ever
inoshe left tba Courier and In
fufrw , wbiob ie now fifteen years. -;
,Iott have read many band
n tings (a toot tin, haven't 70a,
"Yea, Indeed 1 but old Bennett'
M tba wont I over, tackled,' he
bnwered. And dnoa more tha click
' his type aonaded In tha corner.-.
iVsie fork World,
A letter meetly prod seed In $
braaah ef promias anit . as evMinee
wtalasd the fettowlag aeatsare 1
"peertct la I sweUjwed ti post
H mar? sa yosr Istterilsse I
kw yotr bad tooc-a IU". ,
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A ! W-itzt ku tti
Fat Taa raev. -
Lrrrxa No. 18.
Laatinz Qaneva br Pj raornlnff
train wa go by war of Alt. Cams
taooal, Turin, Genoa, Pisa, and
Civita Vaobia to Roma without
atoppinir. Remaining bora Unit
anonRh to maka rail road aoDDectiona,
wa ara onboard tba traia (or Napiea.
which wa reaoh earl in tba moruiojj
just fortv-aeron houra aftar learina
Uanera. Vur firat tiavr or tba
Mediterranean ia by moonlizbt at
uonoa, and (or aaveral bonra wa ara
in constant aight of it. Tha earl?
raornlnR nnda na on tha lookout for
ua leaning tower at riaa, wnion we
do not aaa from tba traio, bat hava
aaan oerore. until noon, wnen wa
reach Roma, wa are much of the time
on tba shore of tba sea. We psa io
plain eight of tbo island of Elba, and
pernapa aea tba dim outlines of Cor
sica io the trr distance. Jieyood
Home wa ara away from tba sea, and
passing tbrougu places familiar to
eery classioal student. VI tba
many wa can only mention C tpua,
arbion was tha wintor qaartors of
Hannibal, and where the insaneo
of the gladiators under
Spartious oomraenceJ. The speech
0f Sparticoa to the gladiators, ao
dear to etery school b ty'a heart,
come back to me, and I looked
about for some gladiator with short
sword, boluiet and shield, bat saw
only a full rigged Itallian olBoer
atrnttiog about the depot. A little
later while the freshness and beauty
0f early morning yet bung upon the
vineyards and oraogo grovea of this
almost tropical climate, wo reaoh
Naples, the light of Italy, its largest
city and paradise ot tMvelara
Naples baa a population of 400,0 J J
and ia most delightfully situated on
tbe bay of the aame oime whose
wonderful beanty baa been recog
nlzed lor nearly 3 Jul) years.
On our long ride along the quay
u our botel we .roalize that we are
indeed in a strange city and in the
widat of a people and productions
different from any we have before
known. In the markets, which seem
to he all only piecea of canvass to
keep off tbo suu, were peaches.
grapes, oranges, lemons, alooa and
nectarines from Sorrento just across
me bay, pomegranates, olives, fi
and aeveral otbor fruite of which
even the names are nukaowu to as.
Barefooted men and woman, and
Ualf droaaedor eutirely nude cbil
dren are to ba aen asprwhr
. . . .. .
m me two miles along tue Qliav BO
artist could piolt out a dozen
"Neapolitan Fisher Hoys," while
men clothed only in two garment
stretch out at full leogth upon the
sioue pavements ana sleep.
ah kiads or work ara oirnod oa
iu tbo atreet iu front of the honsos
Barbara, shoeinnkers, harness makors
aud clothes doalers ofteu bavs every
ining out on tue stdowaiK. omeu
cook, wash and iron, oara f jr their
babies, aew, knit, amoke and do all
kinds of housbold work on the
"treeta. Two or throe times we
them goiug efaroaeh the
children's heads snd hunting game
"uh fio ooth eoaxb- ?D P,acos
"" w!re l"e yards in which
?"'' " "
nDKff poles, were drying in
. ?Pa !r wpoetd to whatever
'.dirt tUe beezaa of ueven might
""& te 'rom tue street.
Kv""J thing about US shows that
w.a are antonif atraoge kind of peo
pie, and In a southern chants.
Xh nA".n tTt! ai tigb houses
with a balcony in front of each win-
dow. the braying of tho ceaseless
o'1' ot wheels and snapping of
woips, tne barsb screaming of tbe
peddlers, the undaunted impa
aenc 01 ooggars, guides and oar
" drivera, all oombine to give
uo aoiuoiauu new ovary
The national characteristic of the
inhabitants of Naplee, aa far as they
have any, has alwaya been and is
now, n love of the enjoyment of tbe
present and an entire disregard of
tbe wanta of the future. Of all tbe
Italiana tba Neopolitante are tbe
happiest and the poorest, the laziest
and dirtieat and the leaat giveu to
mourning tba misfortunes of tbe
past, or the wanta of. the future.
The bare legged laaaaroni with an
empty atomacb and not a single
tola ia bis pocket or any prospect
of bis getting one, will carl up in
some warm corner and go to Bleep
an contentedly aa turough he were
Probably no finer or more varied
view ie to be had la all Italy than
from the Carmadoli, former mon
astery, on n lofty bill at the back of
tba city. It includes all of the
matebleea bay of Naples with its
numerous islands, maob of the city
below, stt tba left alt, Vesuvius
with its vino covered base, aad
miles of fertile plain .dotted with
nnmerooa village, while in tbe op
poaite direction atretones tbeopeu
aaa. , Tha wonderful beanty of tbe
aitr-'Iza and it) sarroaudioe baa
1 r to lie xr.a s -T.
MIDDLEBURG, SNYDER OFNTY. PA, .JANUARY ;;Di . 1879. - NO. 31
artiolea which are here proeerved.
Amoog these are various honsbold
and domestic articles, many of
which are of aimilw shape to those
in nse with na. There was a plane
which a modern' carpenter would
handle with ease. I dj not know
how many articles there are in all
but I saw one numbered 10,878
There are a great many statues,
broncos and vases, in a more or less
perfect state, which have boen es
burned. One room ooutaius grain,
of various kinds, bread, meat and
some ejfgs which came from the
buried city. There are all charred
and would not be reo jarnlz ld e.
cept by tbnir form. Thore is also
a glAM bottle filled with oil, which
is in a good condition and not dried
np. One of the most interesting
rooms to mo contains the Library of
tha Papyri, whiali was discovered iu
a villa near Ilercnlaneura. Those
rolls wore completely encrusted
with ashes, and they were supposed
for a long time to be valuulosa.
Originally there were 3,000 of thorn,
but only 1,800 are now prcservoJ.
1 bey are charred and are as black as
ooaL Tbs inner bark of the p
nyrus plaut was pasted together
forming a long roll, nod ou this the
ritiojf was done with the writing
was done with the stylus. It waa
for a long tima thought iinpo33iblo to
uorou iuoui out at loogt'j an ia m
tons machine was male by which
they are carefully nurolled after be
lug moiBleood. Two or throe of
these wore at work at the time of
our vinii. Several hundred pipvri
have beea aurolloj and read, bat
they are mostly of little value.
there are also human figures en
crusted in ashes, which were found
in various places m the buried city.
in the afternoon we so bv train a
ride of forty minutes to Pompoii,
where we at onoe engage a guide
for the visit to the buriod citv.
Pompeii was destroyed durio; tbo
great eruption of 7 J, by a clou 1 of
hot ashes, and by anbsequeut falls of
volcanic matter, until at present it is
covered with a deposito twenty feet
in thickness ' For three hundred
years after its destruction the ruiu
were dug into and rau lacked for
marble uud other tafeasures until it
was supposod that everrtbiuj of
value h id btteti rem ved. For tha
n.-xt 1,4'J0 years, tbe buried city waa
neglected and almost firgotteu. A
little more thau a hundred years ao
exaavaiions were again coinmoooed,
but it is ouly withiu the last twouty
years, since tboy have boen takeu in
hand by the g ivernin mt, that thoy
have boou c ju ducted in a systematic
manner, snd any thing like satisfao
tory results obtained. Every thiu ,'
which can be readily movol, and
vsu tht m ir i utioritnt frewjoi, n.i
soon na fjund are tiku to the
Museum at Niplu. Au ihi of
ijbiut C3 anroa has already be-iu ei
urtvatod, which is supposed tj include
the most important third of tho city
If the work is continued at the same
rate as now it well tako about sev
enty years to coin plots it nod well
cont tl.UOO.UOd, The atroets are
regularly laid oat, tbe main ones
24 ft wide tho narrower ones 14 ft
only. Tuey were origiually will
paved with large square blocks of
lava, whiob have boen worn into deep
rata by wagon wheels At the
corners of the streets are stepping
stone projecting nearly a foot abovo
tue pavement for tbe convenience of
pedestrians in muddy weather, and
at the same places there are ofteu
lemaiua of fountains, or ootioas
painted in real letters, generally
relating to municipal affairs The
houses are mostly built of ooncrete,
and covered with a coating of mar
ble or plaster which was ornamented
with paintings in bright colors, rod
beinir particularly noticoable. Most
of the houses have stairways show
ing tbat they wore m ire than one
story high and one of them has a
charred second story remaining
which was built of wood and pro
jected over tbe streot. Tbo shobs
which were small were opau oa th i
street the whole width of the front
and closed at night with wooden
shutters. The p viva to bouses, par
ticularly those of the wealthy, wore
built around aa open court, and bad
ouly aolid wall ou tbe out sido, with
a aingle entrance from tbe atreet
Aa these walls were built up to the
line of tbe street, and had almost no
windows, a walk through n street
occupied entirely with residences
must have bsen n dismal affair.
Within, tbe rooms of tbe houses
generally opened into some oourt.
wbion waa an uncovered square,
containing a fountain or fbwer gar
den. AU tba walls were brilliantly
painted and tha floora frequently
inlaid with inosaioe. With tbe
bronze ornaments and actuary, and
the inlaid furniture these bouses
must have been cheerful and very
pleasant. It waa with mingled awe
d pleasure tbat we wandered amid
theae remaioa of tbe every day life
of tbe Romans, and nothing we have
ever aeen except tbe ruins at Home
baa ever impressed ns eo vividly
with the rialitjfot those anoieat
times. Aa wa study them carefully
in connection with tba maseuma
both l-i aoi at r-':a, and aea tho
. :c" t .. every day Ufa
X.1 L LZZZZ.t'ZJltJ ! tl
ofthojcold berole tiraea dwindles
away into the real bread and batter
occupations of our modern bum
Late one rainy morning oar party
left the botel in carriages for the
ascent of Vesuvioas by way of Itesi
na. A ride of considerable mire
than an hour, all the way along a
omit np street, oriogs us to ltesina,
where we engage a guide aud mules.
The carriage way winds up the side
01 tue mountain, through vinoyards
and highly cultivated flold until it
comes to tho overflow of 1472, over
which for neatly an hour tbs road
winds until the Hermitage is reached
wuich is the limit of c.iriiao travel.
This lava stream is black aud lios in
great waves and ridges, audi aa
would be formed by a somi-duid
mass rolling down the mountain,
stiffening as it olod. It is the
ideal of desolation itsolf, not a green
thing being able to live upon it.
Prom the llorisitago one can go
by foot or by m 1I0 over a rough
patu tj the base 01 taj cone which
reached io about ao hour. This ris
es l.oDO feet, aad the ascout can
only bo made on foot. As the cone
rises at au angle of about 35 decrees
aud consists of slag and loose asuos
which slip back uuder the foot at
every stop, the climb is most fatigu
ing. The traveler is boset with men
who ofior their sorvices and will
help unless they are resolutely and
energetically repulsed Some go
just ahoad and oxtcud a strap to the
travelor by whioh he can be partly
puiiod up, wuiio otbera get behind
and ''boost,'' aud by these combined
moans even the weakest dually reach
From tbe edgo of the crater is a
mnguifioent panorama, Iloforo ns
wo boo tbo couutry for miles around.
tho bay, the city aod far out at soa,
wuiio turning around we look down
into tbe smoking pit, some two hun
dred feet below na Clambering
dowo the hot, steaming sides we are
at last at tha very mouth of tbo cra
ter, and to all appoarances at the on
trauce to tbe infernal regions. The
nigut before our asoeut, tho first
display of tbe presont soason of ac
tivity ba 1 taken place and the sky
w is lighted up with d 1 11 h from the
burniug mountain f uu 1 that
thore had boon asm tll ovoi fl nv dur
ing the night, aud that a ime two
acres of the botlo o 'f the iu mr cra
ter bad binu covot ud vit!i lava. J
w-hioU by tba time wa reached it h i I
a cool crust au inch or more thick ou
wuich we could walk with earn.
Turough the crack 4 ia it we could
aue tho red hot m 111 not twj iuchos
under our feet. Too guides cooked
eg 8 iu these cn.'ks, a id prusiul
o.iius iu ths inulto I l.iv.i aUaj!i 1 to
tliuui. Wo could har tho molted
'nuns in the interior of thj mouutiiu
surge from aide to side as it bull j 1,
aud as often as ones a minute iult
ed lava would ba throu into the air
toroUrfb the littlo cone iu tho iuuor
crater, and fall ooar us. Tho air
wa full of sulphur fumoa. which
were at times so oppressive that we
could hwdly broatu. Great ru wsos
of pure sulphur were aoatterod all
At the end of half an boar we
were glad to clamber up the aide of
tbe crater, out ot tho "jaws of bell,'
aud with another long look at the
graud viow before na we scrambled
down the steep side of tha cone and
returned to the city. After this we
shall have all faith in the power of
Vesuvius, aud when we read that
during an eruption it threw a stone
weighing 40 tons a disUaoo of 15
miles, we slull shut our eves and
awallow the atatemeut without a
word of dissent
Alter another visit to the Muse
um, and to -soino parts of the oity
nut mentioned iu this loiter, we,
with regret, take the train for Rome.
We shall njvor forget bow us we
rode for miles along the ruiued
arches of the aqteduct, while we
were entering Rime, tho full moon
just risiug fiaabad through the arch
es which seemed to fly past ns.
With this visou of moonlight on the
Campagnia, amid the ruins of the
greatest nation and city tbo world
baa ever seen we retire for tbo night
aod iu tbe morning will ask our
readers to go with us over the
ternal City '' O. R. Himcuao
Beauty of the Sky.
It is a strange thin g b v little, in
general, people know sbout tbe sky.
It ia ths part of creation ia whiob
Nature has done more fur the take of
plaasiog man, more for tbs sole sod
evident purpose of tilkiag to bia aad
touching bim, than In eny otbor of
bat work, and it U just the part io
whloL we least atttol to ber. 'i bare
are not many of bar o'.her works in
wbiob some m ire material or oaotlel
parposs than tbo mere pleasure of
man ia not saswersd io every part of
'heir orgaui salion but every estee
tial purpose of be eky might, at fsr
us we keow, be answered if onoe in
three dsys, or thereabouts, a great,
blaok, ogly raiootoad was broksa up
over tho bias, and averythlag well
watursd, end so led blue nsain eotii
tbo nest time, with perhaps a Aim of
morning snd svoaiag mist for dew.
Bat,ioatn l ef tbia, there la not a
moment of nay day sf ear Uvea whan
Mature prefaem nt tsean aliev
iteae, r"': tf-rtr' '"c'J
8he flourished thirty or forty
tiba wss a little girl till aha waa
8he used to help hor mother wash
tliP'dinhes and keep tho kituliHU tidy,
aojBhe had an ambition to make
piss so nioe that papa ooull not tell
the difforenos between thorn and
mamma's, and yet she could fry
griddlo cakes at ten years of age,
anil darn her own stockings before
she was twelve, to say uothiug of
knitting them herself.
She bad ber hours of play, and en
joyed berseif to the fullest extent.
Hue had no very costly toys, to be
sure, b it hor ra f doll and little bu
reau and . chair that Uncle Tom
made, were just aa valuable to ber
as tbo HO wax doll aid clagaut doll
furniture the euildrou have now-a-days.
She never said "I can't" and "I
don't want to," to her mother, when
askod to leave ber play, and iuu up
stairs or down on an errand, because
alio was not brought up in that way.
Obedience was a rardiual virtue in
the old fashioned little gill.
She rose in the inorniug when she
was called, and went out into tbo
gai.on and saw the dew ou the
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tho oggs for breakfast.
We do not BiippOse she bad ber
hair in curl papers, crimping pins,
or had it "banged'' over ber fore
head, and her flounces were no trou
ble to ber.
She learoed to sew by making
patcb-work, and we dare say sho
could do an over aud over seam as
well as nine-tenths of the grown up
women do now-a days.
The old-fasbionod little girl did
not grow iuto a young lady and talk
about beaux before she was in ber
teens, aud she did not road dime
novels and was not fancying a hero
in every plow-boy she met.
Sho learned the solid accomplish
ments as she grew np. Sho was
taught tho arts of cookiug aad bouse
keeping. When she got a husbau 1
she knew how to cook bim a dioner
.She hud not learnod in French
werbs, or Litiu declensions, and btr
near neighbors wore spared tha ago
ny of boaring her pound out " I ho
Maiden's Prayer," aud "Silver
I bread Amoug the Oold twenty
limes a day on tne piano, but we
have no doubt she made ber family
quite as comfortable as the modern
lady does hors
It m ty be a vulgar assertion, an I
wa aupposo we are not exactly up
with th.ftiuios, but wo honestly be
lieve and our opinion is basod ou
const lurabie experience and no
smll opportunity for obsarvation
that when it co.nos to keeping a
family happy a good cook and liouso
kuepr 14 to be preferred over an
accomplished scholar. When both
aula of qualities are found toguthur,
as they sometimes are, thou is the
household over which such a woman
bas control blessed.
Tho old fashioned lit'Je girl was
modoot iu her demeauor, and she
never talked slang or by-wiirds.
due did not langh at old peoplo or
make fun of cripples as we t
some modern little girls doing the
other day. She bad respect for
elders, and was not above listening
to words of couusel from those older
She did not think sho knew as
much as her mothor, aud that her
judgmont was as good as her grand
mother's. She did not go to partios by the
time she was ten and stay till after
midnight playing euchre and danc
ing with any chance young man that
happened to be ptesuut.
She went to bed in season and
doubtless said ber prayers before
she went, and slept the sleep of in
nocence, and rose up iu the morning
bappy and capable of giving happi
uuas. And if thore be an old-fashioned
little girl in the world to-day, may
beiven bless ber and keep ber, and
raise others up liko her.
Ha didn't Want any.
The other day a well dressed
stranger, carryiog a valise, culled
into life insurance oQi.-s in Detroit
and inquired if the agout waa in.
The ageut ouma forward rubbing bia
bands, and tbe stranger asked ;
"Do you take life iusuranoe risks
"Yes, air 1 glad to see you, air 1 ait
down sir,' replied the agent
"What do you think of life insu
rance, anyway V inquired tbe strau
ger, aa he eat down and took off his
"It's a national blessing, siran
institution which ia looked upon
with eovereign favor by every en
lightened mao and woman in Ameri
ca." "That's wbat I've alwaya thought.'
answered tba roan. "Does tbe com
peoy pay its loases promptly f
"Yea, air 1 yea air. If you insur
ed with me, aud yon ahould die to
night, I'd band your wife n check
within n weak," .
"Couldn't ask for anything bet-
"You are let me boo, say thirty
five. A policy on you would ooet
eilO tbs first year ,
"Tbat 'a reasonable euough '
"Yea, t'uat'a what we call low, bill
onra ia a strong company, does a
saie uusiness, and luvesta only in
Qrst'ClsHs securities. If you think
of taking out a policy, let me tell
you that onrs is the best and safest,
aud even the agents of rival com
paciss will admit ths truth of what 1
"And when I die my wife will get
tho woucy without trouble I '
"i ll guarantee that my dear sir.'
"And I'll get a Uivideud evory
"Yes this is a mutual company,
and part of ths profits come buck to
the policy holders.'
And it won t cost but $110 for a
policy of I j,000.
"Thai's tho figurs, and it's as low
as you cau get insurance anywhere.
Let mo write you a policy, You'll
never regret it.'
"Thoio s the blanks, I s'pose,' said
the stranger, pointing to the desk.
"Ytts,' replied the merchant, as be
bnuled nue up to him and took b:s
pen. What do you say Bhall 1 fill
out aa application 1'
"No, I guess 1 won't take any to
day,' replied the stranger, as ho un
sometbing tbat will take that wart
off your nose insido of a week, I 've
got it here. It's good for corns,
bunions, toothache, 0 a r a 0 h e,
Ho was placing bis little bottle 011
tho table, whan the ageut roached
over and took him by tho shoulder
and fiercely whispered ;
"Mister man, if you don't want to
becomo a corpse, you will not be
two minutos getting out here !'
It II i$t and Welcome CouMtli.
Who composed tho following de
scription of the Bible we may nevor
kuow. It was foun J in Westminis
ter Abbey, oameluss and dateless 1
but nevertheless, it is invaluable for
its wise aod wholesome counsels to
the erriug race of Adam.
A nation would be truly bappy if
it were goveruered by no other laws
thau those of this blessed book.
It continues everything needful to
be known or done.
It gives instructions to a senate
authority nod directum to a magis
trate. It cautions a witness, requires an
impartial verdict of a jury, and fur
uishes the jnde with his seutmice.
It si'tH tue husband as the lord of
the LoiiHiJiold, aud the wife as tbe
uiiHtreBH of the table - tells bim how
to rule, aud her, as well bow to niau
age. A entails honor to patents and
eujoius obodietico to children.
It prescribes and limits the sway
of the sovereign, tbe rule of the ru
ler, and tbo authority of tbe master 1
commands tbe subject to honor aod
the servants to obey, and tbe bints
icg and protection of the Almighty
to all that walk by its rule.
It gives directions for weddings
It promises food and raiment and
limits and use of both.
It points Dut a faithful and eter
nal guardian to tbe departing bus
band and father 1 tells him with
whom to leavo bis fatherlens child
ren, and whom his widow is to trust,
and promises a father to the former
and a husband to tbe latter.
It teaches a man to get bis bonne
in order, and how to maka his will 1
it sppoiuts a dowry for his wife, aod
entails the right of the first born,
and shows bow ths young branches
shall be left
It defends the rights of all, and
reveals vengeance to every dufaul
tor, overreacher and trespasser.
It is tho first book, ths best book.
It coutains the choisest matter,
gives the beat instruction, affords
the greatest degree of pleasure aud
satisfaction that we have ever enjoy
ed. It rontaitiB tbe best laws and most
propounded mysteries that ware ever
penned and it brings ths very best
of oomforls to the iuquiriog and dis
consolate. It exhibits life and immorality
from time everlasting.aod shows the
way to glory.
It is a brief recital of all tbat ia to
It settles all matter in debate 1 re
solves all doubts, and cases in the
mind and conscience of all their
It reveals tbo only living and true
God, and ahowa tho way to Him.
aod seta aside all other gods, and
describes the vanity of them, and all
that trust in such 1 iu short, it is a
book of laws to show right and
wrong 1 of wisdom tbat eomiems all
folly and makes the foolish wiae 1 a
book of truth that detects all lies
and ooofroots all errors 1 and it ia a
book of ufe, that shown tha wa
from everlaatiug death.
It cootama the moot ancient aoti-
quitiea and atrange sventa, wonder
ful oMarreucee, hero ia deed a, and
It bribes tbe celestial, terreetial
r". and t -r'-'r
Published evnry Thursday. Sw ,
jxaiiaiiAii caouaa, rrop
Terms of 8nbaenfaotk
TWO DOLLAR PKK AHuTM. Paf.
able tiUiln six montlM, or tA'-fttCnnt
paid within tits year. Ho paper (Ka
continued until all arreaVngae sw
paid anises at tbe option of the pub
Hubscrlptions otitfide of the covajgr
CATAbl.lt IU ADVANCf..
KkPcrsons lifting and ueina pnpsso
addressed fi others UwweetiUorrbere
and are liable for Wis price of ths j
and exorcises every power to tba
most skillful arithmstioisn, puzzWo
the wisest anatomist, and sxsrcaassi
tha wisest critic
It is the bost covenant tbat aver
was agreed on 1 tho bost deed that
ever m sealed 1 the best evidence
that ever was produced 1 the best
that will ever be signed.
To understand it is to be wise in
1 1 t to be igurant of it is to bo
destitute of trae wisdom.
It is the king's best copy, tbo
magistrate's beet rulo, the house
keeper's bust guide, the serveot'a
best directory, and tho young man's
best compauion 1 it is ths school
boy's spelling book, and the great
and learned mau'e masterpiece.
It contaiu'a a choice grammar for
a uovico, aud a pi ofound mystery
for a sage.
It is the ignorant man's dictionary
and the wise man's directory.
It affords knowledge of witty in
volitions tor the humorous, and dark
sayings for the grave, and ia also fta
It encourages the wise 1 the war
rior and the awift it ovorcomes 1 it
promises an eternal reward to tbo
excellent, tho conqueror, the winner,
and the prevalent. And that whioh
crowns all is,tbat the author is with
out partiality and without hypocrisy
iu wiioip mere is no variableucees
or sbaddow of turning.
" GOVERNMENTAL DIRECTORY.
President HulbtrforJ It llsvss, Oble.
Vic I'reiiJonl Williata A. tVbeclsr, Nsw
Screiry of 8lte William M. Evtrts,
gteretsrj of lbs ' rse ury Jokn Sheraiaa,
Sscretsry of War Oturgs W, MoCrary,
8rortiary of Iba Navy Richard Wi
Altornry tirooral Charles Devtse, Mas-
Pjtuat.r tioaoral DaviJ it. Key, Tea-
tScoreitry of tho Interior Carl Schurs,
Onffronr John F. lUrtmnfl.
LiouitDsnl Governor John Lstla.
tStcrciary of tba Commonwelih J. B.
Prpti'v 8o. of ths CoQtnonwlth Thee.
Pritni8ee. to tbo Qonroor Chttlsr N.
Chief tlr rk C. F. Harden,
Attorney 0tnrl Oeorts Lr.
Uepmy Attorney OeaoralLjBaa P,
Audilur Oenrralr-Wm. P. Sche'l.
Misla Tesrmrer Aiuo C. S. yot
Secretary at Iuierutl Affaire William
.M t nJKn.
SuperiDtenJent of Soldier' Orphan and
Common tf.booli J. P. Wickoriliam.
Adjutitnt Oeneral Jamea W. Lalta.
Ouiouiubner of tniuronoe J. M. Foster.
8ite Lihrariau O. L K irenfo'J.
Comreiaaionere of I'ublio Coartiaa O.
Paweon Coleman, I'hllsiUlphia ;Oto
eral Afial aad Sea., UilUr LuiUer,
Fiebery Cuairaieiiootra--CeojaiDio L. Ua
wit. Howard J. Heeler, aad Janes
Vnild S!aU Supreme Court.
Chief Juetico Morriion R. Waits, af
Aaeoointe J'litirea CliToH, of Maine,
ttayne, of Oluo, Miller, ef Iowa,
Fiel I, of California, biroog, of Prsn
tyWiuia, ilradley, of Near Jane,
liiiol, of New York.
Recorder Wm. Todd Ono, of Indiana.
Siiprem Churl of VjiNsviU'ita.
Chief Juotice Daniel Axao.
Aetociats Juaiioee Oejrg flharewoed,
Uleeaei Mercur, leaas Q. Oordoa,
Kdward M. Paxeoo. Warren J. rfood.
ward, John Truukry,
TwrnMH Judicial Iittrlet.
Preatdent Judjje Joeer h C. Uusber.
Awe i ate JuJ'ei- Hirata U Siil, Saoistl
Pheriff D. Eiaanbart.
I'roihooularv Jeremiah Croute.
Reamer aud Reoor ler Jaxn ht. Taa
Traaiurer Henry Renfer.
Uiatrict Ailori.ey J. II. Arnold.
Coroner A. M. kuiilh.
Coaiiiiiaiooere Jotl Row, Jobs Rob If,
Scirejror "Oecre B Rrnfer.
AuJitore-.-Uaoiel Ueireniiaah, Net B.
Miildleawarlb, W, A. 'jlaaa.
PENNSYLVANIA R. R.
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aad adfillfully ailaaaod la. A aBaaa el
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