The Montrose Democrat. (Montrose, Pa.) 1849-1876, July 09, 1867, Image 1

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Upon my lips she laid her touch divine,
And merry speech and careless laughter
She fixed her melancholy eyes on niine,
And would not be denied.
I saw the West wind loose his cloudless
In flocks, careering- Oro' the April sky ;
I could not sing, tl,ough joy was at its
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
" Behold your prison bars ! ,
Earth's gladness shall not satisfy youl
This beauty of the world in which you
live ;
The crowning grace that sanctifies the
That I alone can give."
I heard, and shrank away from her afraid;
But still she held me, and would still
YoutL's bounding pulses slackened and
With slowly ebbing tide.
"Look thou beyond the evening sky,"
she said,
"Beyond the changing splendors of the
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.
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
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
Let - us also endeavor to become ac
quainted with the nature of the globe we
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
" 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.
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
. 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.
Search for Fenians in Ireland.
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
" 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
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
Casting out Devils.
We have a friend, a Methodist preach
er, and a jolly fellow ho is. He has a
large muscular, 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
" 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 %
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;
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
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.
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
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
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.