The Montrose Democrat. (Montrose, Pa.) 1849-1876, September 28, 1870, Image 1

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E. B. HAWLEY, Proprietor.
tlitoineso Cardo.
Lrrnms at BLAKESLEE,
Attorneys sod Counsellors et Law. °Mee the one
heretofore occupied by 8.6. & O. P. Little. on Wahl
stteet. Montrose, Ps. (April M.
B. irreLs. gin. T. urert.s. B. L. lILLILLSLSZ.
R. XeEmma. C. C. FAIMAT. W. R. McCaw.
Dealers in Dry Goods, Clothing, Ladies and 'Misses
fine Shoes. .11so. agents Inc the great AMerlenn
Tea and Coffee Company. [Montrose, Pa., ap. 1,113,
Dealer in Boots and Shots. lists and Caps. Leather and
Cndinr, Main Street. 3d door below Scarier lintel.
ork made to order, and repairing done neatly.
Yeatromi, J211.1;1870.
!Mop In the new PoetaMee betiding, where he will
found ready to attend all who may want anything
In Ma lino. Montrose. Pa. Oct- 13, 180.
ArCTIONEER—IIeIIa Dry? Goods, and Mcrchanise—aleo
attend. at Vendue.a. All orders left at my how trill
receive prompt attention. [Oct. 1, 180.1—tt
0. M. 111AWLEIV,
Rard•rare,llata. Caro, Boots. Shoo.. Rosdy Made Cloth
lag, Palma, Orts, etc., New Milford, Pa. `Sept. tt, '69.
PHYSICIAN & SURGEON, tendert , hie Tonic-es to,
the citizens of Great Bend and vicinity. Office at his
residence, opposite Barnum House, 0".. Bond village.
Sept. Ist, InM.—tf
CRAMBERLT R AIcCOLLUM. Attorneys and Corm.
pallor, et Law. 015ce inthe Brick Block over the
Bank. oatrore Aim. 4. IStrl.
A. CBLINISZRLIX. . J. B. EleComcrw.
DEALERS in Dry Goods. Groceries,
crockery and glasosare,table and pocket cutlery.
Pslnto, oils. dye stuffs, Hats. boots and shoes, note
leather. Perfumery itc. Brick Block, adjoining the
Bank., Montrose. Angnst thd9.—tf
ATTORNEY A - LAW. Bounty, Back Pay. Penaion
and Excel on Claims attended to. Offer d -
..or below Boyd's Store. Moutrure.N. [Au. I. YD.
ontroPe, trope, Pa. Mike with L
P.Fitch. N Aug. ,I, IT.
Auctioneer, and Insurance Agent,
ma 6911 Frlendsvtlle, Ps.
.4Lia °tic/a:Leer „
Great Bend, Pa
11. 119.
aogl 691 f
Q. B.4ll6vocticsrp.e.or.
Aug. 1, I. Add, eta, Broom ly ,Pa
3011% GROVES,
F tSRIONABLE T.• 11011., alontro,e, I. Shop over
Chandler's Store. Al , orders filled In first-rate style
nitltn; done on short notice. and warranted to fit.
of Slaiu street, Murttrase... Pa. - pug. 1. 1eo:11.
DEALER In Staple and Fancy Dry Goode, Crocker)
Hardware, Iron, Stoves. Drn go, Olio. and Pa In to
Boots and Shoe., Hato & Cap•. Fars, Buffalo Motor.
Groceries, Prow talons. c:c.,New )111 ford. Pa.
DR. 11%. P. lIINES,
Has permanently located at Fliendavitle for the pnr
pose of practicing medicine and enci:ery In all It.
branches. He may he I..tind at the Jackson Hones.
omen hoar. from to h. p.
Priendhville, Pa., Aug, 1. 1869.
brialrheaa attended to procepily, on fair terms. Ofnee
brat door north of . Montrose wrest *Mr M
Publle Avenue, Montrone, Pa. lAng.l.lBat.
... as SIROOD. - CUANLYJI 1.. Rwr•n.
RESPECTFULLY &nominees that he is p.m pi.
pared to eat all kinds of Garments In the mos,
buthlostable Style, warranted to at with elecanei
ad ease. Shop over the Post Otuce, Montrose, Pa
ATTORNEY AT LAW, Montrose, Pa. Office oppo.
*Re the Tarbell House. near the Court Hose,
Aug. 1. 180.—tf
DENTIST. Rooms over Boyd & Corwin's Bard
ware Store. 0111ee boon from 9a. m. to 4 it. m
Montrose, Aug. 1, 1869.—tf .
DgALER in Drags, Patent Medicines, Chemical.
Liquors. Paints, Oils,Dye stuffs. Varnishes, Win s
Glass, Groceries, Glass Ware, Wall and Window Pa,
per, Stone-ware, Lamps. Kerosene, Machinery Oils.
Trusses. Gans, Ammunition. Knives. Spectacles
Brushes, Fancy Goods, Jewelry. Peen rs.
being !one °fibs most nnmerous. • stensive, and
valuable collections of Goode In Susquehanna Co.—
Eatablishcd in 18tb. • [Montrose. Pa.
ATTORNEY AT LAW. office over the Store of A.
Lathrop, In the Beek Block, Montrose, Pa. [aul'fin
prtystetmq a itURGEON. tenders his professional
services to the citizens of Montrose end vicinity.-
0 Mee at his residence, on the corner east of Sisyr...
Bros. Foundry. [dog. 1, ISO 9.
PEIYSICIAR and SURGEON, lidontrore. Pa. Give,
especial attention to direaaes of the Heartend
Lungs and all Sureleal Mae/tees. Office over W. B.
Dean.. Board. at Searle'. Hotel. [Mtg.
D.1.1..a6il in Drags, Medicines, Chemicals. Dye.
st Ala, Paints, Oils, Varoish. Liquors, Spices. Fancy
art lutes, Patent Medicines. Perfumery and Toilet Ar.
Metes. glfrPresceptions carefully compounded.—
Hardie Avenue, above riearle's Hotel. Montrose, Pa
A. B. Bunts, Amos litcnota.
Aug. 1, 1861,
PHYSICIAN I SURGEON. respectfully tender, ht
professional services to the citizen of Frietoteellle
and vicinity. flr Office intbe °Mee of Or. Leo.
Boards at J. Ilosford's. Aug.l, nen.
The nsyti Barber. returns Me thanks for the kind pat
ronage that has ertabl.4l him to :et the beet rest—he
ha I I Latent time to tell the whole story, but room
and Pee for yourperes TiT'at the Old Stand. No lend
boating allowed in the chop. [April lE. Inn.
AD those In want of false Teeth or other dental work
should call at the office of the subscribers. who are pro.
paredto do all kinds of work In their !lemon short notice.
Particular attention paid to conking fOll
late;an putter
vetts of teeth on gold, silver, or aluminum p; also on
Westoo's cut composition :theme latter preferable to
any of Melts hesper substances now used for dental plates.
Teeth of young persona regulated. and made to grow In
natural shape. •
The advantage of basing work done by
total. part pparenetinaDently lo-
AB work cated sad resible ies, mutt be apt
w pons airanted. Mew call and examine speci
mens of plate work at our office. over Boyd d: Co's hard
ware store.
Montrose., Aug. 18, 1869.—tt
A New and Large supply,
Montrose. Nov. ft, M. ABEL TURBELL
Pao Corner.
[The following poem, published in the N. T,
Nem about a year. ago, was written by G. W.
Lyon, a Susquehanna County boy, son of Hen
ry Lyon, of Uniondale, and will be read with
interest,]—Ed. Democrat.
Stanzas for the Times.
O Liberty I through ages past,
What struggles thou halt wcitt and lust,
What trophies raised, and structures vast,
That blood untold and treasure cost,
But doomed to crumble and decay
In mournful immortality.
Along thy cowrie from Orient,
Tee solar orb thy guide of fin;
What mountains scaled, and oceans rent,
To reach ,the land of thy, desire,
This farthest clime hesperlan,
Where all thy wanderings are done !
From Tymnny's usurping sway,
Thy feet unsandled touched this strand,
Columbia's wild untrodden way,
Inclosed with seas sublime and grand,
Where, unrestrained, a home might be
Denoted to the brave and five.
And thus from out this wilderness,
By wisdom wrought, a dwelling new
Uprose, designed the world to bless,
As Its unfolding glories grew,
Of sister states in Union bands,
Like Banyan tree that wide expands.
With starry ensign at its highs,
And shining symbols hung around,
The nations saw its rising light;
While despotism feared profound,
With lapsing heart, humanity
Beheld the dawning joyfully.
And murmurs swelled to clamors loud
About the thrones of monarchs pale,
"Reform" the'cry, unwilling bowed
Their haughty heads to fate's assail,
And granted much, demands Increased,
By yielding more, their reign had ceased
And retluent, resistless rolled
A tide of indignation just,
And wrath, o'er kingdoms, empires old,
And sepulchred low in the oust,
No more to rise, emblems of night,
Their crowns and sceptres changed for right
Thy mission such, 0 Liberty !
For which was reared thy temple here,
Bo towering with prosperity—
But what are these that strange appear
Within, as spectres dark and grim,
The glory of its light no dim?
Like shadows flitting on Its walls
Or serpents hissing round its shrine?
What P but corruption in its halls,
And traitors marked with fell dreign,
Awaiting the assassin's hour
To strike the blow fur pelf and power I
Alas! my country once so blest,
Art then de:lined to fall a prey
Like Greece and Rome, the last and hest
Experiment of rightful sway?
And night close In without a ray
To re-Marne where erst was day
Thou, Bethlehem, across the main,
The hope of millions yet to be,
Shall the oppressed of earth in main,
With arms extended, plead for thee'
Their weary hearts congeal with fear,
And wilt thou not their Voices hear?
United with the eloquence,
Though mute, from every hallowed grave,
Where patriots in brave defence,
Their precious lives so freely gave ?
Is famed Demosthenes so dead?
And Tully's gore so lightly shed ?
Americans I awake ! arise !
Such dread impending doom avert
TO duty ere destruction hies
And freedom's citadels subvert !
Restore the tomb of Washington ;
Unfurl the flag he doted on !
To what our Charter Great requires
Retleen3 this wide domain ye tread
'Tis crimson with the blood of sires
Who fell and slumber In its bed !•
The tumulus on Marathon,
Less sacred though with glory icon !
Tits efesars' martial glitter scorn,
• For purple robes which wrapped their power
Exchange not modest moths worn
Through Freedom's dark and trying hour.
Their city saved on seven hills,
Its ruins now the Tiber fills,
To God, yourselves, and country true,
Fulfill your high prerogutive,
Guard well your household, and renew
Your altar fires with love, and live
A future splendid to record,
Your merited and sure reward.
—The best capital to begin life with is
a capital wife;
—Book-keepers and chickens have to
scratch for a being. •
—The favorite branch of the govern
ment—Long Branc).
—The most steadfast followers of our
fortunes—our creditors.
—lt is said that the connecting link
between the aiiimal and the vegetable is
—Politicians are not seamstresses bnt
some of them do a great deal of button
—How tc, scrape an acquaintance—get
a situation at an assistant iu a Turkish
—Which is preferable, the right man
in a tight place, er a tight' man in the
right place P •
—Why are types like criminals ? Be
cause it ain't proper to lock them up
without proof.
—There is a Pions , ,-ille in New York
State. This probably is where the pions
villains come from.
—Why should young ladies never wear
stays? Because it is so horrid to see a
girl " tight."
MONTROSE, P/., ,gEot-„•0;,
To Let—lEnqulrti Within.
The lady flounced Gut in amp.. Two
young damsels and a spinster aunt fol
lowed, and after a lengthy inspection of
the premises, came to a state council in
the parlor.
"I like the house very much," said the
spinster aunt solemnly, "and with a few
alterations, I will engage it for my broth
er's family."
" Very good, ma'am," said Nahum,
rubbing his hands, and scenting a speedy
termination to his trials. "Name 'em."
"The door handles must all be gilded
and I should like the house newly paper- I
ed in velvet and repainted, and the parti
tion between the parlors taken down and
re-placed by an arch, and an extension
dining room built on behind, and a new
style of range in the kitchen, and a dumb
waiter put in, and new bronze chandeliers
throughout, and another furnace in the
sub-cellar, and— '
"hold on, ma'am—just hold on one
minute," said Nahum, feebly grasping
for breath. "Wouldn't you like the old
house carted away, and a new one put in
its place? I think it would be rather less
trouble than to make the trifling altera
tions you suggest?"
4 . Sir!" said the spinster, loftily.
I don't think we can agree. ma'am.'
" Very well—very well—come, girls."
With prim dignity the lady marshalled
her two charges out, mutterint,l'some
thing about the "extortionate ideas of
landlords now-a-days."
While Nahum, wildly tumbling his iron
gn-v hair with both hands,tsoliloquized
"Well, if Job had been alive, and had
a house to let, there never would have
been any book of Job written. There
goes that everlasting bell again ! ill
haul it out by the rootsjf this thing goes on
much longer. I'll tear down the bill, and
put up the place at auction."
Another lady, but quite different from
the other--a slender little cast-down lady,
with a head that dropped like a lily of
the valley, and a dress of brown silk, that
had been mended, and turned, and re
trimmed, and even Nahum Briggs, man
and bachelor though he was, could see
how shabby it was. Yet she was pretty, I
with big blue eyes, and shining brown
hair, and cheeks tinged with a fair, fleet
ing color, where the velvety roses of youth
had once bloomrd in vivid carmine. And
a golden-haired little lassie clung to her
dress. like the tiny !illy buds to a bloom
in.. chime of flower bells.
'As Nahum Briggs stood looking at
her, there came back to him the sunshiny
days of youth ; a field of blooming clover
crimsoned the June light like waves of
blood, and a blue-eyed girl leaning over
the fence with her bright hair barnFil with
level sunset, and he knew that he was
standing face to face with Barbara Wylie,
the girl he had quarried with years and
years ago, and whose blue eyes had kept
him an old bachelor all his life long.
"'This house is to be let, I ?"
she asked timidly, with a little quiver in
her mouth.
" I believe it is, Barbara Wylie."
She looked up, starting with a sudden
flush of recognition.
And then Barbara turned very pale,
and began to weep, with the little gold
en haired girl clinging to her skirts, and
" Mamma, mamma—what's the matter,
" Nothing now," said Barbara, resolute
ly brushing away the tears.
" If von please, Mr. Briggs, I will look
at the douse; I am a widow now, and
very poor, and I think of keeping a
boarding-house to earn my daily bread.
I hope the rent is not very high ?`'
" We'll talk about the rent afterwards,"
said Nahum, fiercely swallowing down a
big lump in his throat that threatened to
choak him.
" Come here. little girl, and kiss me; I
used to know your mamma when she
wasn't much bigger than yon are."
Barbara with her blue eyes still droop
ing, went all over the house, without,
finding a word of fault, and Nahum'
Briggs walked at her side, wondering it
it was really fifteen years since the June
sunshine lay so brightly on the clover
" I think the house is beautiful," said
meek Barbara. "Will you rent, it to me,
" Well, yes," said Nahum thoughtfully.
"I'll let you have my house, if you want
it Barbara."
" With the privilege of keeping a few
"No, mam'am!"
Barbara stopped and looked wistfully
at him.
"But I don't think von understand
bow very poor I um, Mr. Briggs."
"Yes I do."
" And that I cannot afford to take the
house, without the privilege of boarders."
" I tell you what, Barbara," said Mr.
Briggs dictutorily, give you the
privilege of keeping just one border, and
him you have to keep all your life long,
if you once take him."
"I don't think I quite understand you,
Nahum Briggs," said Barbara, but she
blushed verybecomingly.and we are rather
inclined to think that she told a naughty
little fib. •
What do you say to me for a boarder,
Barbara ?" said the old bachelor, taking
both the widow's hands in his. "Barbara,
we were Young fools once, but that is no
reason wily we should be old fools now.,
I like you just as well as ever I did, and
I'll do my best to be a good husband to
you, and a good father to your little girl,
if you'll be my wife."
Barbara blushed again, and hesitated,
but Nahum was not to be eluded thus.
"Shall I take down the sign 'To Let,'
" Yes," she murmured, almost under
her breath.
So Nahum went deliberately out, and
coolly tore down the bill, to the great
astonishment and disappointment of a
party of rabid house hunters, who were
just ascending the steps.
" And when shall we be married, Bar
bara?" he next demanded.
"In the summer, perhaps," said Mrs.
Barbara shyly.
"To-morrow," said Nahum decisively
and "to-morrow" it was.
" Upon my word, Barbmar said Na
liNitti,en thetrst dity of May, aiiie 'watch
ed:his wife's' blooming face Behind the
coffee urn, "you can't think how much
i p wpy it, is with : you for, a house-keeper
thin that hag, Mrs. Parley."
Barbara only laughed, and said "he was
a dear; good old stupid."
So the probabilities are that neither
Mr. Nahum Briggs nor his brown stone
house will be in market again or "To Let
—Enquire Niitbin." ,
lajarlous Habits of Iho Venlig Girl
of Fashion.
The indolent, inactive, voluptuous mode
of living indulged in by the thoughtless
votary of fusion, in addition to the absurd
and destructive manner of dressing, con
tributetrlargely to the enervation of the
individual andd impairment of her general
health. late hours, and lounging much
of the day in a warm feather bed, in illy
ventilated apartments. with heated air,
irregular meals—hot stimulating food
and drinks, excessive dissipation during
the night, over dancing, exposuri to the
cold and . diurap night at when thinly s ciad
—entertaining company at unreasonable
hours, mental condition varying fronl'ex
eessive excitement to extreme depression.
whieh such a life -invariably produces. all
tend to render such manner of existence
anytfiing but desirable, yet is miscalled a
life of pleasure, and longed for by those
who cannot attain it. The everlasting
complainings, the racking headaches,
neuralgic pains in every part of the body.
the' poisoning jealousies, and the ten
thousand other nameless perplexities in
cident to such a life; render it one of ex
treme misery—not to be envied even by
the cure-worn daughter of toil, who earns
her daily bread, by daily, ill-paid labor.
After such a life of folly, frivolity and
dissipation during her early years, should
she survive their immediate results, and
unmarried, in her declining age she will
reap a full honest from the seeds sown,in
her youthful days and nights. Peevish,
irritable, complaining, health sacrificed, ,
and to happiness a stranger, none to love.
because her state of mind and physical
condition, will not he such as to excite
that tender emotion in any one, none to
sympathize with her in her wretched con-
dition, because all will recognize it as the
inevitable fruits of early profligacy, pride 1
and selfishness, and finally, at variant*,
with herself and the world she will sink 1
into the grave, "unwept, un honored un- 1
sung," and the world will feel that it has
lost but little by her demise. Should
some man be so unfortunate as to become
dazzled by her machinations, as to unite
his destiny, with hers, if possessed of the
intelligence and sensibilities of a man, lie
would soon perceive that he 1.1 not. fad
a wife an empty sham. a toy, a gew-gaw,
and worse, a thing neither ornamental
nor useful ; an ineurntiranee, a whining. •
complaining, self-made invalid, a misera
ble malcontent, a perpet ual annoyance;
without intelligeiice or moral capacity to
compensate for destroyed health, and i l
mental irritability; with all the sweetness ,
of temper, gentleness, kindness, amiability '
and loveliness, characteristic of the culti
vated and refined of liar sex, sacrificed
upon tho altars of pride, selfishness and
fashion'. Can such a being expect or even
hope to retain the affection, or even the
respect, of a man of sense and culture,
however deep an impressiOn she might
have made upon his heart, by her bland
ishments and show, before time had
divulged the grand deception of which he
had been made the victim ? He soon
becomes dissatisfied with his home, be
cause lie finds nothing there to make it
attractive. She in whom he expected to
find centred all the endearments that
make life happy within sacred precincts
of home, has become an object of disgust,
instead of adoration, and all the mar
riage obligations, and legal restraints that
the ingenuity of ni , n has ever devised,
are not strong enough to hold him in
companionship with her, by whom he
has been basely deceived, and whose per
verseness and cold selfishness, have render
ed her an object of abhorrence and con
tempt.—Medical Independent.
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The seeded Reform In Ladles'
So much has been said about the need
of a reform in woman's dress—that it
now he -made more convenient., better
adapted to the uses of life, more health
ful and less burdensome—that we propose
at once to offer a scheme for its improve
ment, in the hope that others more able,
will give us other practical directions
that may be of greater value.
That our dress may be more healthful. it
must first be made looser about the waist.
That it may be more convenient, several
garments should be united iu one, and
made more nearly self-adjusting. And
that it may the less interfere with free
bodily motion, it should be less volumin
Woven woolen ander-garments can al
ready be procured, that clothe the body
from neck to heels. One set or several
can be worn, according to the climate or
the vitality of the wearer.
The uses of several separate garments
might be united in this way. Above the
band of the usual under-garment, might
he added the ornamentation and collar of
the under•handkerchief, and the armhole,
long slevecs would secure greater warmth
colts decorate the wrist; and trimming at
the bottom make it supply the place of
au underskirt
Over this may be a garment fitted to
the form •easily but closely; resembling
the ordinary high corsage, as short on
the shoulders and nearly as high as a
gentleman's vest; sleeveless, and covering
the hips like a basque. Upon its lower
edge should be fastened a skirt made of
solife,lfght, warm, stiff material, with one
or two deep flounces to sustain the upper
drapery. 'these, with ch.) ordinary short
walking-skirt and basque of polonnasise,
might complete a costume at once simple,
convenient, healthful arid elegant.
Water-proof hooded cloaks, round fiats,
and shoes with broad, low heels, have .lit
tle to be desired in their way.
If the vest and added skirt were made
fancifully, the outer dress might on many
occasions be laid aside while indoor&
The upper part might simulate an orient
al bodioe, be covered with' embroidery, or
tie made of some .hrighticcdoted otliy
that should.prettily contrast with the
soberer color of .the outer dress; being
visible, perhaps, just
. inside the point
necks of the prevailing style.'The flounc
ed and detached skirt should match in
trimmings. '
The vest-basque, fitting easily to allow
the full inflation of the lungs, might be
mule to hold even the weight of the outer
skirt, by having a row of buttons at the
waist line.' 'lt 'would supersede the cor
set, and would suspend the weight of all
but the knitoxi under-garments from the
Let it be remembered that the neces
sary warmth is mainly, supplied - by elastic,
closefittiog garments, that collars and
cuffs are always in place, that the next
garment maybe comely and, even beauti
fulas an indoor working dress, that the
outer dress may be light or heavy, snits.
ble for walking or receiving visits, put on
or off with almost the dispatch our broth
ers assume or lay aside their coats, and it
will be evident that a lady may be always
presentable without the quantity of
clothes that now engross so much time,
cause so mnch annoyance, create so often
ill-temper and chagrin, and constantly
impede health and usefulness.
Te the foregoing plan we invite the at
tention of those who wish to benefit wo
men, who desir,e for,her greaterasefulnefis,
who earnestly long that the aVert!ge health
of American women may be increased,
and also or those who co these benefits
would add the crown of artistic grace.—
The Revolution.
A Crack In the Hog Trough.
The following from a recent number
of the Prairie Farmer, is equal to Frank
lin's story of the whistle:
A few days ago a friend sent word to
me that every day he gave nearly twenty
pails of buttermtlk to a lot of 'shoats,'
and they scarcely improve at all. Thinks
I, this is a breed of hogs worth seeing.
They must be of the sheet-iron kind. So
I called on him, heard him repeat the
mournful story, and visited the sty, in or
der to get a better view of the miraculous
swine. I went into the pen, and on close
examination, found a crack in the trough,
through which most of the contents ran
off under the floor. Thinks I, here is
the type of the failures of our agricultur
al brethren.
When I see a farmer omitting all im
provements because of a little cost, selling
all his farm stock to buy bank, railroad
or mortgage stock, robbing his laud,
while in reality he is also robbing himself
and his heir, thinks I, my friend you have
a crock in your hog trough.
When I see a farmer buying guano, but
wasting ashes and hen manure, trying all
sorts of experiments except intelligent
hard work and economy, getting the
choicest of seed regardless of cultivation,
e•row'n ,, the variety of fruit called Sour
1 art Seedlings, and then sweetening with
sugar, pound for pound, keeping the front
ileitis rich, while the back lots are grow
ing up with thistles, briars and alders;
contributing to the Choctaw Indian fund,
and never giving a cent to any agricultur
al society ; such a man, I will give a writ
ten guarantee, has a crack in his hog
trough, and in his head also.
When I see a farmer allowing loose
boards all over his yard, fences down,
hinges off the gate, manure in the barn
yard, 1 come to the conclusion that he
has a large crack in his hog trough.
When 1 see a farmer spending his time
traveling in his carriage, when he has to
sell all his corn to pay hired help, and
his hogs are so lean that they have to
lean against the fenee to squeal, I rather
lean to the conclusion that somebody that
stays at home will have a lien on the farm,
and that some day the bottom will come
entirely out of his hog trough.
Coincidences of Dates and Events.
In 1807 France was at war with Prussia.
In 1870, which embraces the same figures
reversed, there are again hostilities be
tween them. In 1736 there was also war
between the same powers, in which France
sustained a terrible defeat. Just fifty
years after the 'event, 1806, Prussia was
humiliated, yen, more than that, almost
destroyed, by the disastrous double battle
of Jena and Auerstadt. In commenting
upon the event the English historian
Allison, whose sympathies were with
Prussia, says: "Such were the disastrous
battles lof Jeda and Anerstadt, prostrat
ed the stregth of Prussian monarchy, and
in one day effecting that which the might
of Russia, Austria and France had been
unable to effect in the seven years' war
from 1756 to 1763." Curiously enough,
sixty years from that time, in 1866, Prus
sia was raised to the height of power by
the extraordinary results of the battle of
In 1805. the Russian power received a
crushing defeat in the great battle of Aus
terlitz, in which three Emperors were
present, viz: The Emperors of France,
Russia and Austria- The forces of the
two latter were united, but four-fifths of
those who participated in . the struggle at
Austerlitz were Russian. A half century.
passed away, and in 1855 the French and
the Russians were contending for sup-'
remacy at Sebastopol, under Emperors of
the same names as those who met it
In 1809 the French were at war wit
the Anstrians, and entered Vienna in
triumph. In 1859, at the end of a half
centennial period, the same countries were
engaged in deadly contest, with even larg
er numbers in Northern Italy. In 1799
the first Napoleon had seized, at First
Counsnl, the supreme authority in France.
In 1649, fifty years after, the third Na
poleon' had pist been elected President of
the country.
—The hum of industry is a good thing,
but there is Some , kinds of industry that
is nothing but. hum.
—Don Piatt speaks of the admission of.
Senator Revels as turning the scat of Jef
ferson Davis into a barber's chair.
"I &mi l lilnn° 'ln the World."
• The following touching incident ie ex•
traeted, from the eloquent appeal fur the
ftich a ra4 Male Orphaa Agit= deliver,
ed on ttif 2n4 aonirereary, by Major
Ona Of thbatteries of bur old battallion
eras con3pocied.cbtefly of Irshuien from a
southern city—gallant fellows, but wild
and reckless. The captaincy becoming
vacant, a I?iickwoods Georgia preacher.
named C.;tvas sent to command them.
The men at first tuff. amused half insulted,
soon 'canto! to idolise as well as :o fear
their preacher captain, who proved to be
all in all, such a man as one seldom. sees
a combination of Praise-God-Barebones
and'Sirl'HilipSydney, and with a dash
of Headly. Vicars about him. lle had all
the stern -grit of the Puritan, with much
of the chivalry nridAtie zeal of the Apos
tle.. There,wkaat Olat time bat one oth
er Christian , his :battery, a gunner
named Allen :Moore, also, a backwoods
Georgittni and a noble, enthusiastic man
and soldier. The only other living mem
ber Al illcieireti family, was with him,
boy or not more than twelve or thirteen
years, and the devotion of the elder broth
er to the younger was as tender as a
mother's. The little fellow was strange,
sad, prematitielY old child, who seldom
talkeil; and, never smiled. He used to'
wear a red zonave feu that ill-fitted that
peculiar, sallow, pallid complexion of the
Pineywigods Georgian ; hut he was a_per
fect hero, in a fight. ' Ttvas at Cold Har
bor in'64. We had been all day shelling
a working part of the enemy, and about
sunset, as adjutant of the battalion,l was
visiting the batteries, to arrange , th guns
for night firing. As I approaced C's po
sition, the sharp shooting had almost
ceased, and down the line I could see the
figures of the einmoneers standing out
boldly against the-sky. Moore at the trail,
adjusting his piece for the night's work.
HIS gunnery bad been superb during the
evening, and his blood was up. I descen
ded into a little valley and lost sight of
the group, but heard C.'s stern voice :
"Set down, ,Moore, your gun is well
enough ; the sharp shooting isn't over yet
—(let down." I rose the hill. "One mo
ment. Captain, my trail's a hair's breadth
too much to the right; " and the gunner
bent eagerly over the andspike. A sharp
report—that unmistakable crash of the
bullet against the skull, and all was over.
—'Twas the last rifle shot of the line that
night. The rushing together of, the de
tachment obstructed my view; but as I
came up, the sergent steeped aside and
said, " Look there, adjutant." Moore had ,
fallen over on the trail, the blood gushing
from his wound all over his face. His
little brother was-at his side instantly. No 1 ,
wildness, or tumult of grief. He knelt
on the earth, and lifting Moore's head on
his knees, wiped the blood from his fore
head with the cuff of his own tattered
shirt slee‘e, and kissed the pale face again
and again: but very quitely. Moore was
evidently dead, and none, of us cared to
disturb the child. Presently he arose—
quietly still, teureless • etill—gazed down
on the dead brother, then around at us,
and breathing the saddest sigh I ever
heard, said just the words: "Well, I am
alone in the world."—The preacher capt
ain instantly sprang forward, and placing
his hand on the poor boy's shoulder, said
solemnly but cheer4illy, "No, my child,
you are not alone, for the Bible says,
when my father and mother forsake me,'
then the Lard will take me up, and Al
len was both father and mother to yon;
besides, Tam going to take you up, too ;
you shall sleep under my blankets to
night." There was not a dry eye in the
group; and when months afterwards, the
whole battalion gathered on a quiet Sab
bath evening on the banks of the Appo
mattox,_ to wituess a baptism, and C. at
the water's edge, tenderly handed this
child to the officiating minister, and re
ceiving him again when the ceremony was
over, threw a blanket about the little
shivering form, carried him into the
bushes, changed his clothing, and he and
the child walked away hand in hand to
camp—then -there was more tears, manly.
noble, purifying tears; and I heard the
sergeant say, "Faith ! the captain has ful
filled his pledge to that boy."
A Wild Cat Story
The Titusville Herald invents or copies
the following ridiculous story : "West
Hickory, besides being noted for its big
wells, dry holes, and rattlesnakes, has a
new and charmingfeature of attraction
in the vast number of wildcats or cata
mounts that are, to be found in the neigh
boring forest, and which makes night
hideous with their mellifluous notes when
on a forage. Since the untimely demise
of the wildcat at Fagundas, by reason of
an encounter with a bulldog, no 'var
mints' have been seen, and it was hoped'
that the aforesaid animals would let the
peaceful settlers have a rest. but such fe
licity was not to be—and now comes the
story :
"Near the head-waters of West Hicko
ry creek lives au humble and upright ag
riculturist 'by the name of Adam Good
man, who, after engaging in the perilous
occupation of an oil operator on the
creek, reformed and opened a keno bank
and with the accumulations of several
weeks retired from business out of the
window (a police otlicers entered the
front,) and. purchasing a few acres of soil
began to firm it. Not having previously
studied Lydia Thompson's thrilling work
entitled 'What I know about farming,'
his first year's work was not a success.. -
His pumpkins•werc devoured by potato°
bugs, grasshoppers carried off his cattle,
weevil got into his sheep and the corn
crop failed tinder the' combined attack of
hoof-rot and fiturrain. To crown all, he
was himself attacked with hog cholera.
This was the situation on Saturday
night last, when, from a dreamless sleep.
he was awakebed by an unearthly howl, a
crash of glass;arip the striking of a heavy
'something' upon his breast. At first ho
thought it must be a horrible ittghtmare,
caused by too rich viands, but when he
considered the fact, that there were no
horses within' tell miles, of his cabin, and
the only supper he. had fiartaken of was a
couple of buckwheat cakes, Imoh reasoning
seemed erroneous., All waaquiet, and fi
nally thinking it must have been an Old
Creek bed-bng on a raid,:ho dismissed the
subject, and was preparing to . settle into
au all night's sleeN—when a stratching
was heard beneath the ‘- bed.' Hastily
risiug t .he jerked Millis' UnnletitiOnables,
and dropping on all-fours, began to claw
beneath the-bed after the midnight intru
"He rotted it, and in one-fourth of a
New York minute all the clothes there
were upon him would not have made a
bib for a China doll. He finally found
himself in the conier.partly, with his low
er limbs looking els . though he had been
through a wool-carding' niachine; whip
at this juncture, with a spit and a growl,
tieatainount. disapPettrd through the op
en window. Such is the simple tale of
Adam Goodman:- lie-now desires to em
igrate to some spot where the insects are
not so tronhlesinne. -Hisfartn is a good
one, but he' Bays he' Cali' hot" stand the
A Canal filed Up.
A—special correspondent of the N. Y.
Standard of Sept. 9th, frOm Port Jervis,
.The Delaware & Hudson Canal is un
dergoing a strange experience this fall.
Navigation is wholly clesed, owing to th. - :
scarcity of water. TO • fully explain the
cause we will give a brief description of
the canal :
The Delaware & Hudson Canal runs
from Honesdale, in Wayne county, Penn.
to Eddyville, two miles from Rondont, N.
Y. It is one hundred and eight miles iu
length. At Honesdale, where the coal is
transfeered from the cars to the boat, the
waters of the Lickawaxen river are
turned into the canal, and running aloe g
for a distance of twenty-five miles is kept
supplied by its waters. At this point it
crosses the Lackawaxen and Delaware
rivers by two splendid suspension acque
ducts--designed and erected by the Eta
John Roebling—and enters New York
State. Here the waters of the Delaware
are employed to feed the canal. Contin
uing a distance of twenty miles it reaches
the twelve-mile level, on which, about
midway, Port Jervis is situated. At
Port Jervis, the canal, which has bean
running in a southeasterly direction,
makes an abrupt turn and runs in a
northeasterly course. Seven miles from
Port Jervis are situated the Neversink
locks, six in number, which, connected
by short levels, extend about one and a
half miles. when the Summit, a level sev
enteen miles long, and the longest on the
canal is reached. These :six locks, in
stead of carrying water into the Summit,
are ryverseeti, and take from it. At the
other end its waters are also taken from
it, and it is this which has given it its
name of "the Summit." This level,
therefore, receiving no supply of water
from either end, has to be supplied from
other sources, and in the construction of
the canal a large reservoir was construct
ed in Sullivan county, and, from time to
time, others have been added, until they
now number seven, the largest of which
covers an area of over seventeen hundred
acres, and the smallest over four hand
red, and in depth vary from twenty to
twenty-five feet. These are now drawn
out until scarcely two feet of water re
main in either. The company have been
very , careful in their use of the water for
the past month, and have moved their
boats very slowly, but no ruin coming
and the reservoir running dry, have been
compelled for the past week to close:navi
gation. About 900 boats and over 5000
men are thus thrown out of employment.
The boats are scattered along the whole
length of the canal, both light and load
ed, and when in any unusual place, as in
the case of Port Jervis, the boatmen are
sadly put to fur accommodations, seeking
the trees as a covering for their horses,
add in the day foraging among the farm
ers for hay and other provisions. There
has been no scarcity of water like this
since 1854, but the company have since
added two or three more resevoirs, Sulli
van County, and the country drained by
the Neversink River, is that which sup
plies the canal with water. The farmers
go to the pond and scoop road after load
of fish into their ivagous, which they use
as manure on the farms.
What is not needed is dear at any price.
Men often blush to bear what they are
not ashamed to do.
He why buys too many superfluities
may be obliged to sell his necessaries.
A. fool generally losses his estate before
he finds his folly.
&Juan that ho.irds riches and enjoys
them not, is like an ass that carries gold
and eats thistles.
Towers are measured by their shadows,
and great men by their calumniators.
The man who knows the world will
never be bashful, and that man who
knows himself will never be impudent.
Success rises on every hour—grapple it
and you may win ; but without a grapple
it:will never go with you.
Work is the weapon of honor, and he
who lacks the weapon will never triumph.
A mild tempered woman is a balsam
thst heals matrimonial sorrows.
Affliction teacheth a wicked person to
pray prosperity never.
Tell not your secrets to your servant,
for he will then be your master.
Without content we shall find it almost
as difficult to please others as ourselves.
Idleness has no advocate, but many
Inscribe injuries on sand, benefits on
Knowledge is a treasure of which study
is the key , .
The flattery of others would not in
jure us, if we did not flatter ourselves.
A NEW BODICS.-A new bodice is worn
low and square in front, with a delicate
muslin frill'all round, ana a small narrow
ueeklet of 'velvet tied behind called the
. _
—A poor man in Woonsocket, H. I.
found a pocket book containing 83,000,
and restored it to the owner, who told
him gratelully that God would reward his
honesty ! The poor man has no doubt of
it; but thinks ho would have saved God
the trouble if he had known what a pe
nurious cress the pocket book belonged to.
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