The Montrose Democrat. (Montrose, Pa.) 1849-1876, July 09, 1867, Image 1
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I saw the West wind loose his cloudless white, In flocks, careering- Oro' the April sky ; I could not sing, tl,ough joy was at its height, For she stood silent by. I watched the lovely evening fade away ; A mist was lightly drawn across the She broke my quiet dream—l hoard her say, " Behold your prison bars ! , Earth's gladness shall not satisfy youl soul— This beauty of the world in which you live ; The crowning grace that sanctifies the whole, That I alone can give." I heard, and shrank away from her afraid; But still she held me, and would still abide: YoutL's bounding pulses slackened and obeyed, With slowly ebbing tide. "Look thou beyond the evening sky," she said, "Beyond the changing splendors of the day; Accept the pain, the weariness the dread, Accept, and bid we stay !" I turned and clasped her close with sud den strength, And slowly, sweetly I became aware Within my arms God's angel stood, at length, ' White-robed and calm and fair And now I look beyond the evening star. Beyond the changing splendors of the Knowing the pain He sends more precious far, - More - beautiful, than they —.Atlantic Monthly. Reflections for July. FOREIGN PLANTS. All our different sorts of corn, and ma ny of our vegetables, derive their origin from foreign countries, generally those of a higher temperature than ours. The greatest part of them came from Italy ; Italy obtained them. from Greece; and Greece from the East. When America was discovered, many plants and flowers were found that till then were unknown, and have since then been transplanted to Europe, where they have been cultivated with great success; and the English still take pains to culti vate in their own country many different plants from North America. Most of the different species of corn, which form the, best kind of nutriment for men and ani mals, are gramineous ; and though they and though are completely naturalized - to our soil, and the fields are covered with them, they are of foreign growth. Rye and wheat are indigenous in Little Tarta ry and Siberia, where they still grow without culture. From what country barley and oats were first introduced we do not know ; but we may be assured they are not natives of this climate, or it would not be necessary to cultivate them. Rice is the product of Ethiopia,whehce it was carried to the East, and afterward to Italy. Since the commencement of the eigb z ,. teenth century it has been cultivated in America. Buckwheat originally came from Asia ; it was introduced into Italy at the time of the crusades, from whence it was bro't to Germany. Most of our pulse and herbs have also a foreign origin. Borage comes from Lyria : crosses from Crete; the cauliflower from 'Cyprus; and asparagus from Asia. We are indebted to Italy for the chives —to Portugal and Spain for dill-seed ; to the Canary Islands for fennel; and to Egypt for anniseed and parsley. Garlic,is a production of the East; shal lots come from Siberia, and the horse radish from China. We are indebted to the East Indies for the kidney beans; to Astracan for Pum kips ; to France for lentils; and to Brazil for potatoes. The Spaniards brought, the tobacco plant from Cuba, where the finest kind of tobacco is found. Some of our most beautiful flowers are also the produce of foreign countries. Jes samine comes from the East Indies; the elder-tree from Persia; the tulip from Cappadocia; the narcissus or daffodil from Italy ; the lily from Syria; the tu ber-rose from Java and Ceylon ; the pink from Italy; and the aster from China. Let us regard these gifts of Nature , with joy and gratitude, and thank our Heaven ly Father for the abundance of Hie boun ty, in thus contributinc , to our pleasure and well-being, by making the remote r gions of the earth tributary to our neces sities. Let - us also endeavor to become ac quainted with the nature of the globe we inhabit, There is a universal transmigration over aH the earth ; men, animals and vegeta bles are transplanted from one country to another ; and may we all, wherever our lot may be cast, endeavor to do our duty :IS men, and so live that our names shall be revered by the just and good while living, and when happily transplanted to that cOuntry where our toils shall end,and our troubles cease, our memory shall be blessed and our departure lamented, by our friends who have tasted of the sweets of our converse, and received the benefits of our exertions for the general good of mankind.—Slurin's Reflections. A Railroad Acquaintance. A Western Railroad conductor tells the following capital hit, of which the Cincinnati _Times "makes a note:" " One day last week," said he, " there came on board of the cars, from one of the up-country stations, a very pretty, genteel young lady, on her way to this ci ty. She was alone; so I waited upon her to:a good seat, and made her as com fortable as possible. It was a few min utes before the starting hour, and she was so agreeable and so talkative, that I lin gcredb and we had a pleasant chat. " Afterward, when collecting the tick ets, she detained me again an instant,,and gave r ine some fine peaches, which she said came from her friend's orchard in the conntry ; and really I began to think I had not had so charming a passenger for many a day. " Well, we arrived at the depot; and then I attended her to the carriage, hand ed up her carpet-bag; and, after all what do you think she said ?" Now we thought, of course, that the young lady would say, very politely, "Thank you, sir"—smile like a gleam of sunshine—the carriage roll off—and our friend—John Vau Dusen, the gentlemanly conductor, would bpw an adieu, and with a sigh turn away and forget the matter, and we stated that as our natural suppo sition. " No," said the conductor, "she did no such thing; but, just as her foot was on the step, she turned, and with a sort of look I can't describe, observed : " You must consider this, sir, merely a car acquaintance. You must not expect to be recognized if we meet any where else !" John drew a long breath. " What did you say ?" we asked. " Why, I thought this rather uncivil,to say the least, so 1 replied very quickly : " Catainly not, madam. I was just go ing to remark that you must not. feel slighted if unuoticed by me anywhere, except on the cars ; for really we conduc tors have to be careful about our acqnaiu tan cc !" " And the lady ?" said we, "She looked/quite silly as she drove off," replied JOhn. A keener response to an example of fe male snobbism could not have been made nor better deserved. A Good Joke. • hfany years ago, when church organs first came into use, a worthy old clergy man was pastoi of a church where they had just purchased an organ. Not far from the church was a large town pas ture, where a great many cattle grazed, and among them a large bull. One hot Sabbath, Mr. Bull came up near the church grazing, and just as the Itev. Mr. B— was in the midst of his sermon— ".‘,boo-woo-woo" went the bull. The parson paused, looking up at the siuging seats, and with a grave lace re marked : "I would thank the musicians not to tune their instruments during service ; it annoys me veryintich." The people seared and the minister Went on. "800-woo-woo' went the bull again, as lre'drew a little nearer to the church. The parson paused again and addressed the choir: " I really wish the singers would not tune their instruments while lam preach. ing." The congregation tittered, for they knew what the real cause of this distur bance was. The old parson _went on again, and lie had just about started good when "Boo woo-woo' came from the bull. The minister paused once more and ex claimed : • "I have requested the musicians in the gallery not to tune their instruments du ring the sermon. I now particularly re quest Mr. L— that he will not time his double bass organ while I am preaching." This was too much. L— got up,too much agitated at the idea of speaking out in . church, and stammered out, : " It is—isn't me, Parson—it's that d—d town bull." —Quilp, who has heretofore been a Universalist, now believes there are two things destined to' be eternally lost—his umbrella and the man who stole it. MONTROSE, PA., TUESDAY, JULY 9, 1867. Search for Fenians in Ireland. r. EDCOATa SOLI) BY AN OLD WOMAN The Dublin correspondent of the New York Sun, in his last letter, relates the following incident of the late Fenian out break. It is Irish through and _through : Two young men, fugitive Feniansovere hiding in the mountains, when the moth er of one of them was taken sick unto death. She wanted to see her boy once more, and a faithful messenger summoned him from the hills. His companion went with him, and he bad the melancholy sat isfaction of seeing his mother alive. As soon as the vital spark had fled, the fugi tives made for ti ye-friendly fastness of' the mountains. Tliky started after dusk, an old woman goi4a short distance before them to look out police and military. They had traveled `about three miles when the preconcerted screah of the old woman warned them of danger. A flying column had conic upon the old woman, and pre tending to be frightened, she screamed. ' The stipendary Magistrate began to ex amine her, when the following dialogue, as detailed to me by a government offici al, who made notes of the conversation, which took place. Her object was to de lay and outwit the pursuers. The object of the magistrate was to find if she was a native of the locality and knew all the in , habitaritts: " hat is your name ?" "Forgot to bring it wud me ; it's at home." " Come, tell your name." "Musha,begorra,an' me name is Mary." " Mary what." No, indade, but Mary Malowney." " Where were you born." " In bed, to be sure—where else? That is a party question to ask." " When were you born?" "Faith an' that I don't remember, but I belave twas iu the nite time." "How many years ago?" "Just two weeks before Jim Casey's father took the rheumatick, an' that was three weeks after the Drumane Castle got on tire; an' it was distinguished a month afore the Donnelly bate Cooper. Ricken that up, an' ye hay me age, av that's wat ye'ere afther ?" " Where do you li.Ye s and how do you go there ?", " Troth au' I live at home, an' I go there on me feet." " What road do you go home ?" "Doan beyant the bridge there, you can see a house on the thumb hand side uv a haystack cumin' up; about three miles futher at this side, there's a Dig an' a barn sittu' down; That's a mile from Liskea churchyard. Whin ye get there ye'li hear a bull roarin' an' I live within the bawl of an ass ay that." " Yon are a satisfactory individual." " Yon are a lyin' thafe, I'm an honest woman, so I am, an' you're not." "Come, now, what do you know about the Fenians?" " Och, not much for nothin'." "I will give you two pounds if you will tell me where two of them, named Mc- Cabe and Maher, are hid.', " Arrah, they'd kill me if they found out, besides I'd he informin' on me own grandson, Ned McCabe. But av ye don't tell who told ye, I'll send ye on their track for five pounds, and pay me the money down." "The money is all right, you'll be paid when they are caught." "Ye'd better be afther eatchin"em thin. The top av the evenin' to ye." "Come back; here's the money." "For God's sake don't ye tell who tuk the blood money, and go to Maher's house and ye'll find 'em in the room back av the one where Maher's mother, God be mer ciful to her, is on her dyin' bed. Av ye go there quick, yell find Mahar gettin, his mother's blessn,' God help him." The party hurried up, but of course were disappointed, while the fugitives gained their retreat in safety, and the old woman pocketed the five pounds. An Asylum for Useless Young Dien. In every community there is a certain per centagp of useless young men, whose ultimate condition must excite he sym pathy and consideration of every philan thropist. What will become of them?— We can not put the question as to their future state, but how will they round off their earthly existence? They have no visible means of support, still they hang on, they vegitate, they keep above ,the ground. In certain liberal sense, they may be said to live, move, and have a being. They lounge in offices, promenade the streets, appear at social amusements, play the gallant to good-natured ladies,and at tend to the necessities of lapdogs. Their more quiet and undemonstrative life may be described as an intermittent toper, in which meals, drinks, mark the changes. Their existence would be a mystery but for their bearing relations to other sub stantial people known familiarly as "pa," "ma," or," better half," who are able to make provision for the waste and protec tion of their bodies in the way of clothes and food. Still, ought these young men be left to the chances of parental or domestic affec tion 2 All are not equally fortunate, and what Ifhall we do with those whose de pendencies are so precarious ? They don't admit of any utilitarian disposition. In caninbal countries they could be eaten as a substitute for veal; their bodies would also make excellent fertilizers for sterile lands; but the prejudice of a Christian people would rovolt at such a solution of the problem. A certain uninber could be used as lay figures iu shop'windows to ex hibit clothes on, but the tailors might. not have confidence in them.. Most of them could color meerschaums, but this busi ness would produce little revenue. What, then, shall be done? The tax now falls upon a few, and it ought to be distributed. Nre propose, therefore, a State Asylum for useless young men. An institution of this kind could easily be ailed with those between the ages of eighfecn and thirty, who should be grouped and associated to gether so that the rude jostling and fric tion of the working world would not dis turb their delicate nerves, Here they could cultivate mustashes, part their Wair behind, and practice attitudes. In this re• sort with a little enforced exercise to keep their circulation, in a healthy state; with dolls to play with as a compensation for the absence of ladies' soeiety, these use less young men could be supported in ease and comfort, and all the industrious peo ple would be willing to pay the expenses of this institution, rather than bear the painful solicitude in regard to the wellfare of these superfluous members of society. When provision has been made by the State for idiots, for insane, poor, aged, and cripples, is it not astounding that asy lums have never been erected for a still inure helpless class? Let this philanthrop ic enterprise-be started at once.— Water ton Reformer l===El The Number 9. A property of the number 9,discovered by \\ . Green, who died in 1794, is inex plicable to any one but a mathematician. The property is this: That when 9 is mul tiplied by 2, by 3, by 4, by 5, by 6, &c., it will be found that the digits compos ing the product, when added together, give 9. Thus: 2x9-18, and 1 and S —9 3x9-21, and 2 and 7-9 4x9-36, and 3 and 6-9 bxo-45, and 4 and 5-9 6x9-54, and 5 and 4-9 7x9-63, and 6 and 3-9 819-72, and 7 and 2-9 9x9-81, and 8 and 1-9 10x9-90, and 9 and 0-9 It will be noticed that 9xll makes 99, the sum of the digits of which is 18 and not 9, but the sum of the digits 1 and 8 equals 6. 9x12-108, and 1 and 0 and 8-9 9x13-117, and 1 and 1 and 7-9 9x14-126, and 1 and 2 and 6-9 Aud so on to any extent. AL de hlaivan discovered another sin gular property of the same number. If the ord'er of the digets expressing a num ber be changed, and the number be sub tracted from the former, the remainder will be 9 or a multiple of 9, and being a multiple, the sum of its digits will be 9. For instance., take the number 21, re verse the digets, and you have 12 ; sub• tract 12 from 21, and the remainder is 9. Take 63, reverse, the digits, and subtract 36 from 63 ; you have 27, a multiple of 9, and 2 and 7—equal 9. Once more, the number 13 is the reverse of 31 ; the differ ence between these numbers is 18, or twice 9. Again, the same property found in two numbers thus changed is discovered in the same numbers raised to any power. Take 21 and 12 again. The square of 21 is 441, and the 'remainder is 297, a multi ple of 9 ; besides, the digits expressing these powers added together give 9. The cube of 21 is 6,261, and that of 12 is 1,726; their difference is 7,533, also a multiple of 9. Casting out Devils. We have a friend, a Methodist preach er, and a jolly fellow ho is. He has a large muscular fra.ne, with corpulence to correspond. He has a huge hand, with a powerful grip—save us from giving him serious offence if he were a common sin ner. He is an earnest worker, and has a well-earned reputation as a revivalist. Some years ago he was holding a meet ing, at which quite an interest was awa kened. A number of persons had come to the anxious scat, and some had been converted. One evening a group, con sisting of two or three young men and as many young ladies were present, whose object in coming was to have merriment. The minister having noticed their mampu vres for a while, and thinking it was time they were checked, found his way to to them, and addressing himself to the young men, kindly requested them to ob serve the decorum befitting the place.— One of them, whose idea of politeness was hardly up to the mark, ventured iu rath er ungracious manner to reply, that he had understood that miracles were work ed there, and he had come to see some performed." Upon this our robust friend the minister, coolly took the man by the coat-collar, deliberately led him down the aisle, and opening the door, without cere mony landed him outside, quietly remark, ing, "'We do not work miracles here, but we cast out devils !" —A Western man says he always re spects old ago except when some one sticks him with a pair of tough chickens. A Practical Joke by Ossian E.' Dodge. Ossian E. Dodge, the musician and com poAer, was married on the 4th inst, at St. Paul, Minnesota, to Miss Fannie F. Pratt. Dodge will be remembered by many as a humorist of rare genius. And this an nouncement of his marriage recalls an in cident of his earlier life which has never before been published. VVhile residing in Central New York, be accepted au invi tation from a friend to accompany him and his intended bride to New-York and wit ness their rnarriago. On'the way, Midge was made the victim of some trifling joke by his friend, fur which he promised to re pay him the first opportunity. Arriving in New-York, the preliminaries for the ceremony, which was to take place at a hotel, were quickly arranged, and Dodge I was selected,to invite a clergyman. The affair passed off pleasantly, night ad vanced, and the happy pair took possess. ion of the bridal chamber. But Dodge did not retire. Waiting till the " wee sum' hours," he tapped lightly at the door of the apartment occupied by hisTriends, and was quickly answered. He then proceed ed to express his regrets at a great mis take that had been made, but informed them ;lilt he had just learned that the gentleman who had united them in mar riage war not a clergyman, and possessed no legal authority whatever for such •an act. The bride was horrified and spring ing from her. couch demanded that a cler gyman be sent for at once, 'and the cer mony repeated. Dodge tried to pacify her, advised her to wait until morning ; the matter could all be arranged then, but all to no purpose. Another gentleman was brought in, and the ceremony again performed in the bride's apartment; and she, with agitated nerves,•but a more con tented spirit, again sought repose. At breakfast the following morning, Dodge offered an apology, saying that he greatly regretted he bad caused them so much trouble especially as he had just learned that the gentleman first called to perform the ceremony was a real clergyman, while the other was not. The happy pair still lives, and give evidence by their devotion to each other that they are indissolubly wedded.—Troy Times. A Benevolent Minister. Not long since a small boy in very dilapidated clothing called at the resi dence of Rev. Mr. A., and asked for something to eat. The servant who came to the door asked the minister what she should give him, when he pointed to a pile of bread, that was very hard and stale, saying, " Give him some of that." The servant did so, and as the boy was going away chewing on the crust of bread, the minister called out, " Bridget, send that little b6y here." The little follow went in to the dining-room, where the minister and his family were about setting down to dinner, and was staring at t . iideatables on the table, when the domicile said : " My little man, did you ,ever go to Sunday school ?" "No, sir." " Did you ever learn to pray ?" again asked the minister. " No, sir," replied the boy. " Come hero and I will teach you." The boy went up to the minister, when he commenced : " You must say just a's I do. Our Fath er " Yonr Father," said the boy. " No! no! You must say 'Our Father.' " " Your Father," again said the boy. " Will you never learn ?" said the min ister. You must, say, ' Our Father.' " " Is it our father—your father—my fa ther ?" " Why, certainly." The boy looked at him a while, and then commenced crying, at the same time holding up his crust of bread and ex claiming betweeu his sobs : "You say that your Father is my Fath er, yet you aren't, ashamed to give your little brother such stuff as this to eat, wheu you have got so many good things for yourself." The minister looked astonished, and although it hurt his feelings, asked the lit tle fellow to sit down and take dinner with him. An Unfortunate Plight: The Dubuque Herald' is responsible for the following humorous sketch of the mis fortunes of an lowa clergyman : Thursday last, among the goods ex pressed from the West by the D. & S. R. IL, were a number of baskets of hen fruit. Two or three stations this side of that at which they were placed upon the car, an ex-minister of huge proportions stepped into the express car to speak to the mos % senger. The eggs were in the west end of the car, and our clerical friend accidentally took his position in front of them, with his back towards the eggs. While the twain wore conversing the train suddenly start -01 forward. The reverend gentleman was taken unawares by the unexpected jerk, and he lost his balance. He found in the basket of eggs just in his rear. The result of this ministerial onset—if we may so term it—baffles all descrip tion. Of course the contents of the bas ket came to an unlucky end. Ike Partington once sot a hen on fifty two eggs just to see her spread herself; - ,3 VOLUME XXIV, NUMBER 28. here was a man not used to the business, who had set himself on fifty-two dozen, and successfully accomplished the same result, as any one could see. But though backward in getting into that undignified position, he was by no moans backward in getting out. lie erected himself, and examined himself. Any member of his church, if present, would have recognized in him not only a fellow laborer, but an earnest yoke fellow. For a minute , ' be stdod motionless, except as be with fing ers spread and tremulous in an undecided way waved his hands with the air of a man who had been egged on to despera tion. He certainly presented a ludicrous aspect. As tile precious ointment ran down Aa ron's beard, so the albuminous unguent ran down the preacher's trowser's legs, spreading in translucent liquidness on the fluor about his feet. The express messenger took the stove hearth and did what ho could toward cleaning his friend off—a novel way of scraping an acquaim ( ance. • • A PARTISAN JUDICIARY. The cofisc4ion scheme of Mr. Stevens, or the agrarian movement of Senator Wade, is not so atrocious as the seventh resolution of the Williamsport Convention. That resolution is in these words: " That warned by past misfortunes, we ask that the Supreme Court of the State be with the political opinions of the maj ority of the people, to the end of that the Court may never again,by unjust decision, seek to set aside laws vital to the nation, nor imperil the safety of the public- securi ties, nor impair the opperation of the boun ty, pension, and tax laws, which were re quired for the public defense; nor in any way thwart measures which were essential to the public protection ; but that, on the other hand, it may become and remain a fit and faithful interpreter of the liberal spirit of the age,a bulwark of publio faith, and an impartial and fearless exponent of the equal rights of nan." This an is open and bold declaration in favor of a partisan judiciary. Heretofore no party has laid its sacrilegious hand up on the alter of justice or sought to de. grade or debase the priests who minister thereon. The judiciary, by common con sent, has been kept above the strife and contention, „the animosities and bioker ings which are inseperably connected with party contest. To be sure, since judges were made elective, they lave been put in nomination by party conventions, but this was only as a means for obtaining a concert of action among the people, and not as a method of committing the man to opinions which, as a judge, he would be called on to announce as law from the bench. Judge Sharswood has received the nomination from both and all parties, and been elected without opposition or question as to his political opinions, and the same compliment has been extended to other judges in different parts of the State. But the seventh resolution of the Rad ical Convention begins a new era in the so lection of men who are to preside over the courts of justice in this State. The Su preme Court of the Commonwealth is to " be placed in harmony with the political opinions of the majority of the people"— men are to be nominated as expounders of the law who will look at all statutes as partisan politicians, and not honest, con scientious, and impartial judges. This is what the seventh resolution means. How will it operate. Take as illustrations the cases cited in the resolution. Laws are passed by Congress with reference to pub lic securities, and bonnty,pension and tax ordinances enacted by the same, body.— These laws effect the whole people, and may be of dutiful import and dubious meaning. Parties may feel agrieved and and apply to the courts for redress. Now, just at this point, the seventh resolution of the Radical Convention shows its mis chievous working. By the operation of that principle, the judges will be •obliged to decide all questions in harmony with the " political opinions of the majority of the people," without reference to law, ins tice or eq,nity. If the political convention which nominated them declared as a part Of their platform, that certain financial, bonnty,pension or tax laws wore in harm ony with the political opinions of the ma jority, that declaration would be the law, and the decision of oar courts of justice mere echoes of a partisan multitude.— This is the practical way of looking at the now principle started by the Radical par ty, and which the Press declares is the key-note of the present campaign" in Pennsylvania. If this principle is to prevail, then all great questions of law will be settled in political conventions, and not by men reamed in those fundamental doctrines upon which the civil code of this nation rests. Delegates, selected from the shift ing and trading politicians of the land, will be placed in the position - of judges, and their crude notions and uninformed opinions will become law by the action of the political tools upon the bench. This is a fearful innovation upon the judiciary sytem of this State. —The ladies promise that if they are allowed to vote ? they will elect their can. didates by " handsome" majorities.