The Montrose Democrat. (Montrose, Pa.) 1849-1876, March 22, 1871, Image 1

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E. 8. 2 --HAWLET, Proprietor.
§uoincoo Cub.
ATTOILNETS. - AT LAIV.-001co arc? tho store of Wm
J. Mulford, on Public .3reune, Montropo Pa.
W. A. Cnosamon. B. L. niLDWIN.
Montrose, March 1, 1611. • tf.
J, 0. VAIL,
located hlmeelt ln 'Montrone, where he will prompt.
ly attend to all cabin hla pmforBlon with which he may
be ranee: Met and rerldenee west of the Court
House, nCar Fitch & Watro3Cn'slo.2.o,lC offi
Februaryo 8,1811.
PITCII & WATSON, Attorneys nt Law, at the old °Mee
of Bentley .L` Fitch, Montrose, Pa.
L. F. TITC/L. Vat3.11,11.[
Dealer In Boots and Shoes, liats and Caps. Leather and
Findings, Main Street, Ist door below Boyd's Store.
Work made to order. and repairing done neatly.
litoutrose, Jan. 1, IVO.
Attorneys and Counsellors at LIR. Mare ttie 'one
berototore °erupted by D.D.S.; a. P. Llttlo, on Main
arena, Montrose, Pa. (April :St
n. urns. camp. irrn.e. 0. 1., ni...tassusE.
S. licffrotzre. C. C. Faunor, W. 11. McCars.
Dealers to Dry Goods, Cloth Ladles and lfflrse,
fine Shoes. also, agents for tile great American
Tea and Coffee Company. [Montrose, Da no, I:7a,
Shop In tho new PostoMee hnildlne, where he will
be foetid ready to attend all who may want anything
In his line. Montrose, Pa. Oct. la. isaa.
ArCTTONMER—SeIIsDry Goods, and Merrlmnlce —slso
attends USG:Olles. All (micro left tit toy 11ste
recelre prompt altcattou. plet. 1, IM.I- tf
HAM ware, tho, lk,ou,slve. Road v Ma,b (111.
lug, Paints, Oil*, etc., Nrw Milford, I's. ISt pt. a. 15.
PHYSICIAN' & SURGEON, tenders his services to
the Citizens Of Great Bend and jolty. °tare nt his
residence. opposite Ganitim House, Wt. Bend
Sept. tot, 1.90.1.—tf
CFI AIIMEIII.II7 & McVOI.I,I7M. Alton-n.l, and Conn•
.chore at Law. °Mac In the Itrtek Mot k the
Bank. plontrx.e Ant!. 4. Ise t.
A. CHATEZIII.I3I. . - .1 B. MCC,11.1.C31.
E ALE 11S in Dry (; nod s. rove ri OS,
crockery and elasstrarc:tahle and pocket cutlery.
Paints, oils, dye stuffs. Hato. boots and .hoc, r.ole
leather. Perfumery rola Block. adjoining. Ilse
Rank, Montrose. Aw4nst It , ISo .—t
A. LATIUM'', - - D. R. 1,1311:01,
A. 0. WARR
ATTORNEY Al' LAW. Bounty. Burk Pnv. Pcnrion
and Exem .• on I.lftimA ntivtol , ll to. Oirre 0•
oor below Boyd's Store, It ontrot.c.N. {An. 1. 'C't
Auctioneer, and Insurance Agent,
Priendsvllle, Pa
Bu.olticvs:vo or.
Groat. Gond, Pa
mr. si.
augl Olt
V. ES. ...A.u.otlers:Laor.
Aug. 1, 1e69. Addrcpc., Brooklyn, Pa
JOllll GROVE 4,
F VirIIONABLE TAU.OII, dlontmse, Pa. Shop over
Chandler's Store. AP orders am , 4 erti r mio.tyl.
eluting done on short notice. and warranted to al.
- oi 3121 n arca. Pa- „at..i.f. 1. 'W.f.
DECALER in Staple and Fancy Dry Goode. crocter)
Hardware, Iron, Storer, Dru gr. °Ur. and Mini,.
Fkmtnand Stmer, II ate Cap,. FIT r, Unfla I o Rober
Groceries,Provisione, 4- e Milford. Pn.
DR. E. P. 111\ PA.
ILIA permanently Iramtml at InVendsville for A. , pm
pose el practicing medicine and smgery In all Its
branches. lie may he found at the Jackson liaise.
flame boars from s a. m., oS. p. at.
Priondsvlllc, Pa.. Ang. t. ISar.
baginces attended to , prompt iy, on (air terrng. Oak,
drat door north of • Motitropt• Hotel,"wevt. Irtde
Aveunc, Montruee, A or; IslB.
will. D. LUSK,
ATTORNEY AT LAW, Moretrn,.l . n. Oftlet °rv°-
Aug.the Tarhell House. neat be Court lloa,e.
Aug. 1.
DR: V. W. snrin,
DRNTIST. Rooms over Lloyd Coro lo's Hard
ware Store. Dalce hours from 9a. m. to 4 4). m.
Rout-rose, Aug. 1,190.—R
D SALER in Dregs, Patent Medicines, Chemical,
Lignors, Paints, Oils,Dye nits, Varnistes, Win %,
Glass, Grocerles, Glass Ware, Wall and Window Ps,
per, Stone-ware, Lamps, Kerosene, Machinery
Trusses, Guns, Ammunition, Enhres, Spectacles
Brushes, Fancy Goode, Jewelry, Perla 1-e.—
being !one of the most nuscreron 4 , extenstve, and
valuable collections of Goods In Susqnehanne Co.—
Established In 1848. iStontrose, Pa.
ATTORNEY AT LAW. office over the Store of A.
Lathrop, In the Brick Block, Montrose, Pa. [arri'lis
russiclazi & sURGEON. tenders hie profezalona
.ervicee to the citizens of Montrone and vicinity.
OM. at his reaideuce, on the corner cast of Sayre
Bros. Foundry. [Aug. 1, 1:40.
PIIIiSICIALN and SURGEON, MontroFe, Po. Giver
erpecial attention to dircares of the Lleart and
Lungs and nil Surgical discaser.• tlfSee over W. 11.
Deans Boards at Searle's Rotel. [Aug. T. lt4;1.
-1511311 NS & NICUOILS,
DBALasll9 in Drugs, Medicines, Chemicals. Dye.
stalls, Paints, Oils, Varnish, Lignors, Spices, Fancy
arz.cles, Patent Mcdicin., Perfnmery nad Toilet Ar
ticle.. 110—Prencriptions carehally compounded.—
Panne Avenue., above Scarlu's latch, Montrose, Pa
A. B. Bunn's, - Aatcrs litcume.
Aug. 1, 18 ,M.
raitlicrAN & SULLGE.OI4, respectfully tenders hi.
professional cervices to the citing) of Friendeville
and vicinity. Or OM= once oce of Dr. Lect
Boards at 4. llosford's. -10 ,, 1 itsin
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rgor. 31011.13116,
'rho Ilnyti Barber. retarus Lis thanks for the kind pat
mane that lineenablett him to did the twvt reft—lm
ha! I Las"nt time to tell the whole story, lot romp
and MO fur yoorseves M'at the Old Staud. No loud
larighinz allowed In the shop. {April ta,
Mlsotem& & Retail D'alaCrlill
ANyms,:.-vicss,, SLEDGES PILES STOCKS. l
arantan. Hatch H. ISS 3. I
Agricultural College; of Pennsylvania.
17146.INnalitloN 11111 reopen for the
911 Friday, February 10, 1871. •
For genead bifia4ai,catalogte azi4 - otticr ia
fonastiort,..Addrtss.. • - •
—TILOS. XL BURROWS. President,
AitrieuitUrad college. P. 0., , -
`lam 1870.—.. tr, • centre Co., Pa.
Wl:ldr' Comm
A Knot of Blue and Gray.
Upon my bosom lies
A knot of blue and gray—
You ask - me why teats fill my eyes
As low to you I say:
I had tWo brothers once,
Warm-hearted, bold and gay ;
They left my side—one wore the blue,
The other wore the gray.
One rode with Stonewall and his men,
And joined his fate to Lee;
The other followed Sherman's march
Triumphant to the sea.
Both fought for what they deemed their right,
And died with sword in hand ;
One skims nmid Virginia's hills,
And one in Georgia's sands.
The same sun shines neon their graves,
My lore inieltanml ;mist stay;
And so upon my bosom lies
This knot of blue and gray.
A Womnn'm Answer
Do you know you have asked for the costliest
Ever made by the hand above? [thing
A woman's heart and a woman's life—
And a waman's wonderful love?
Do you know you have asked for this pricclms
As a child might ask for a toy ? [thing
Demanding what otheis have died to win,
With the reckless dash of a boy ?
Von have writtcu my lesson of duty out—
Man-like have von queAioned me;
Now stand at the bar of woman's soul,
Until I shall question thee.
I',m require your mutton shall always be hot
Your swks and your shirts he whole;
I require your heart to he trutins God's stars,
And pure as His heaven your souL
Yon require a cook for your mntton and hccf,
1 tegnire a far greater thing;
A seamstress you're wanting for socks and for
I look for a man and a king— [shirt,
A king for the beautiful main called home,
And a man that the Maker God
Sindl look upon as Ile did the liret,
And say " It is very good."
am fair and y0un . .. 1., Litt the rice will Nile
Pram nib's It voult lIIIVek one day
Will you love me then 'mid the fallin4 leaves,
A.; von did 'mid the bkissonts of May.
Is your heart an wean so strong . and dtvp
I may launch taty all on its tide?
A lorvin..4 NO111:111 finds Inaven nr Ldl
On the day she becomes a bride.
I munre all thinp . . , that are grand and tnii
nn that a man should be;
If you give Llmia all, I would statie
To be all you demand of me.
If yon can not be this—laundress and cook
You can hire, and little to pay ;
But woman's heart, and a woman's life,
Are not to be won that way.
“ All That Glitters Is not Gold,”
I met a maiden in the Street
With rosy cheeks and figure neat ;
At me a thrilling glance she sent;
I stood aghast with wonderment.
Doubtful if on my heels or head,
I just remember that 1 said,
With sundry other foolish things,
- It is nit angel, minus wino: r
I courted her, and we were wed;
hut after one short week had lied,
I said, " sure as rm a sinner,
Mc wife has something mortal in herr'
Six months went by. Alas! 'twas clear
That I had got her rather dear,
In fact, there could not be a doubt,
She was a woman out and out!
A year a dreadful year has Fooled ;
My eyes arc open _wide at last,
Morn, noon, and night she works we evil;
1 believe she is the very devil!
revitito and. Witkiono.
—A carriage was upset hi Auburn, New
York, the other day, by an infuriated an
imal that was afterward diseriptively re
ferred to by a modest lady as "a batchclor
—James Parton classifies his audiences
as follows: The "still attentives,"Ahe
"quick-responsives," the " hard-to-IM,"
the " wont-applauds," and the "get-up
—A young lady at a party, on being
asked to favor the company with " The
Maiden's Prayer," went to the piano and
struck up " Mother May I go Out to
Swim" very animated manner.
—A money-hunter being about to mar
ry a fortune, a friend asked him how long
honeyntocm would last. "Don't tell
me.of the honeymoon," he replied," it is
the harvestmoon with me."
—" Which of oar vehicles shall we sell,"
asked a cross-grained man of his wife,
" the sulky or the sociable?" " Let us
get rid of the sulky by all means and rc
tam the sociable," was the response.
—Some sinner has stole the thermome
ter from the Von du Lack Pu.porter office.
That paper informs the thief that it will
be of no use to him where he is going, as
it does not work higher than 313.
—Sir Samuel Barker's party have dis
covered a hitherto unknown confluent of
the Nile • and it being the youngest child
of "rather Nile;' the jokers propose that
it be set down on the maps as the Juve-
lady in--'londott e ot. the idea into
her head that the devil
.was in her, and
hung herself. If women go to hanging
themselves for a little thing film that,
they are going to be mighty scarce, that's
Stowe thinks' thernncinfeS a time
after marriage when at husband has some
thin,g else than to. make aired love
to his wife. This is•probahly the time
when he js piaking3op toMiothetman'i
—Time is ionietitiMaaid tO, Ay, that is
what the fellow said whet' he kiosenedthe
The Rev. Mr. Fulton, the pastor of the
liloomville church, and his wife's new
bonnet was the subject under discussion
by the members of the "Sandwich Islands'
Aid Society," that rather warm afternoon
in early summer.
The president of the Society, a tall,
lean, cadaverous-looking woman, with
hooked nose,
and thin, compressed lips,
Seemed to be the chief spokesman upon
the occasion.
Mrs. Woodridge, for such was her name,
was not only president of the Society of
the village, but the wife of Deacon Wood
ridge, a man of great influence not only
in the church, but in the village; so, up
on this occasion, the ladies all, with one
accord, dropped the flannel night-caps
they were making for the poor little
heathen of the Sandwich Islands, and
listened with open-mouthed wonder to
the strange story of the new piece of ex
travagance indulged in by their pastor's
" I suppose you all remember that new
dress Mrs. Fulton made for herself last
winter; that was enough to show what
she was for extravagance—a brown French
merino, faced up with black silk that
must have cost three dollars per yard, at
the lowest rate;
as the silk went all
around the bottom to the depth of sonic
sip inches—it must have taken at least—
how much silk do you suppose, Miss
Jackson ?"
Miss 'Jackson, the village dressmaker
and milliner,put on an air of great im
portance, as she asked :
" With collars, cuffs and pocket-lids?"
" Yee."
" And quilted ? Silk takes up quilting,
you know."
" Yes, quilted in small diamonds."
" Four yards, perhaps; and say three
—no as much as four spools of machine
silk to quilt it with."
"Just about what I supposed • then,
silk at three dollars per yard would be—
let's see, twelve dollars—fourteen dollars
with machine silk; then the merino, it
would take at least five yards, and that,
at two dollars per yard, would make the
dress amount to twenty-one dollars, with
out the lining and wadding; and the but
tons must have cost at least a dollar a
dozen ; and—well, say the dress cost
twenty-tive dollars. What a morning
dress fir a minister's wife, with a five
hundred dollar salary to depend on! But
the bonnet—"
" Yes," chimed in a number of ladies,
"the bonnet!"
" Yes, I was on the point of retai.;((g
enough knew ((boat that—and I think it's
to turn tier out or tno - chnich
" You don't say r" exclaimed several,
holding up their hands in holy horror.
" Yes, Ido say just that! Any minis
ter'S wife who sets such au example before
a christian congregation for ektravagauce,
think deserves turning out. Well, to
day is Friday. Wednesday, the deacon
was going past the post-office in the bug
gy, and as 1 wanted to stop and inquire
fur last number of the new periodical I'm
taking, it is called "The Path to Holiness,"
and as the May number hadn't come to
hand I thought I'd stop and find out
about it at the post-office, as I wouldn't
lose it for anything . , every article in its
pages is a spiritual feast. As I went into
the post-office who should I meet but
Elder Fulton—he had a letter in his hand,
which I saw, as he folded it np, was from
the express office. Well, I thought in a
minute some mischief was afloat, so I
watched the elder, and as I expected, he
went straight to the express office. I was
determined to find out about it, so I went
into a store by which he must pass in go
ing home, and in a few moments, sure
-enough, he went by with a box on his
shoulder. Well," she continued, after
pausing to take breath, "I just thought
find out all about it, as long as I had
commence(' ; so, a few minutes afterwards
I went round to the parsonage snd knock
ed at the door, when I saw Mrs. Fulton
look out of her chamber window, and she
had on the beautifullest new bonnet I
ever set my eyes on." ,
" You haven't seen my latest styles,
have you ?" asked Miss Jackson, bridling.
'6 les I have, and this bonnet would
put anything you have entirely in the
shade ; it was an airy little thing, made of
the most delicate lace, ribbon and flowers
I ever isaw • and I must say it became her
wonderfully with her baby face and gold
" I never admired her style of beauty,"
pouted Miss Crimp, the village belle.
Miss Crimp had black eyesand raven hair,
which may account for her taste in such
" N-o—l cm% say as I do," answered
Mrs. Woodridge,
rather hesitating, "but
the truth is, she did look real pretty in
that lmunet"
" What did she do when she saw yon ?"
inquired a member of the Society.
-Ho! why she colored up us red as a
'piny,' and says she :
"'Why, Mrs. Woodridge, is it you ?
Walk right into the parlor; I'll be down
in a moment; "
"I went in and sat down on a titer, or
tartar-tartar, or whatever the name of it
is, to wait till she came down, which the
did in a few minutes, with her husband;
the door was open, so I heard them as
they come down ; said she :
'"lsn't it a beauty? What did it cost ?' "
" You mustn't say . anything about it,"
said he, 'but the price was—' "
" How much ?—what did ho say?"
queried the interested listeners,
"Well, now, I'll tell you the honest
truth, I understood him to say thirty
five doltsre f but it might have been tten.
tv-five. I wotrld not have believed it if
I - hadn't:heard it with my own ears—but
think of thirty-five or even twenty-five
dollars fora minister's wife's bonnet r
"Shocking!" exclaimed Hiss Jackson,
"I haven't one in my shop priced over
fifteen I"
" Well, as I was saying, " continued
TAM; IVOodridgef "I. understood him to
say thirty-five, but it might 'have been
twenty-fiviiind then- she said, inikotent
like-- on. know how she Wks;
!"‘Qh : won't it astonish oar good folks
wonderfully ?' • And then they , entered
the room and shook bands with me, and
wanted me to take off my things and stay
to dinner; but I said it wasn't worth
while—that I thought I would just call
and see how they were getting along.
After awhile I mentioned about the box I
saw Mr. Fulton carrying home."
"'You'd ought to have had them sent
it home for you,' said I."
"'Oh, it wasn't heavy,' Mr. Fulton
"Yell, I wanted to be real sure, so I
asked as carelessly ns I could, what came
in the box. I knew it wazn't quite prop
to ask that, but I thought the end justill-
ed the mrans."
"I saw Mrs. Fulton's face color up red
as a coal, and then Elder Fulton, looked
mighty significant at his wife, said:
"'Just wait till Sunday, and then you'll
know. Sister Woodridge!"
"Well, of course, after that I was pret
ty well satisfied, and as I had my baking
to do, I came home; but I suppose we
shall sec the thirty-live dollar bonnet out
in all its glory next Sunday."
"Where's Jenny!" inquired Miss
Crimp, during a little lull in the conversa
"Jenny—my Jenny? " said Mrs. Wood
ridge. "Well, I tried to have her stay at
home this afternoon, but she is such a
queer girl Iyou know she never joined the
Society, and never will, I presume. She
says the heathen will go without night
a long time before she will make
one ; yet I can't say she begrudges her
time, for she's gone hours helping Mrs.
Fulton; she thinks theta's nobody like
her. I dare say she's over there now,
helping her about her week's baking; but
the way things are going now, I shall put
a stop to it. If Mrs. Fulton can wear
twenty-live dollar bonnets, she can afford
to hire her work done as well."
"I always thought Jennie was a great
friend of the Fultons," said Miss Jackson,
" but I wouldn't make a slave of myself
for them, if I was in her place."
" Well, I can't say as she ever did that,"
said Mrs. Woodridge, with a little show of
resentment, "but that has nothing. to do
about it. We are all together now-1
wish the sisters would express their opin-
Just at this moment Jennie Woodridge
walked up the graveled path and *entered
the room. She was a pretty, rosy-cheek
ed girl, with a dimple in her chin, and a
merry light in her eyes. Throwing off
her sunbonnet, and throwing it upon the
high, spare bed that ornamented (?) "front
room," Jennie sat down complacently,
anti began to antic an enormous paper
" What have you there?" inquired her
" Well," said Miss Jen n ie, "I bare some
ea iii... 1 . 1,11 1 ,91111 like to 84.13 Miss Jackson
pSAI -
--6 g Mrs. Fulton's new bonnet r'
Woodridge in astonishment.
"Miss Jennie Woodridge's new bon-
net!" cried the young lady, gaily. "A
present, however, from Mrs. E•ulton, who
made it_every bit with her own hands.
Isn't it a beauty ?"
The bonnet was passed around for
every lady's inspection, and even Miss
Jackson could find no fault with it.
" Put it on, Jennie," said her mother.
Jennie smoothed her hair and obeyed.
Miss Jackson turned almost green with
" How do yon know she made it her
self?" she asked, spitefully.
" Well," replied. Jennie, arranging the
strings, "in the first place, she told me so;
then I saw some of the ribbon, flowers
and lace that were left. She was making
herself one to-day, not nearly so gay as
this—just white, with a few delicate flow
ers. She used to be a milliner before she
married Mr. Fulton, l: fall, and she had
some things left—enough, she says, to
make her own bonnets for ten yeas"
Mrs. Woodridge gave a lour , sigh ; she
looked crestfidlen—dumbfoualed.
"Then it could not have been the bon
net that Cost thirty-five dollars," said Sis
ter Smart, who bac, taken heretofore no
part in the conversation ; "perhaps you
were mistaken also about the twenty-five
dollar morning' dress."
" What twenty-five dollar 'morning
dress?" inquired Jennie.
"I was telling the ladies about Mrs.
Fulton's brown merino, faced with quilt-1
. ed silk. We thought perhaps it cost as
much as that."
" Ha! ha!" laughed Jennie. "I helped
Mrs. Fulton make that dress myself—it
was made of an old merino and an old
silk circular. What won't people say af
ter a while! Twenty-five dollars! ha!
It was a silvery, merry laugh ; and so
contagious, that all the company, with
the exception of two or three, joined iu.
" Well," said Mrs. Woodiidge, "I should
like to know what came in that box!"
Simply a communion service, dear read
er, a presehf from a wealthy congregation
in the East, to Mr. Fulton's Western
church. Of course Mrs. Woodridge, and
others interested, made this discovery at
the presentation Sunday afternoon. At
present the pastor's wife has no warmer
friend than Mrs. Woothidgef who has come
to the conclusion that it is a very good
plan to think no evil, and especially, as
much as possible, it? these degenerate
times, to mind one's own business.
is more pleasure in seehig others happy
than in seeking to 'he happy ourselves.
There is more plea.sure in acquiring
knowledge to be useful, than in inerel)r
seeking knowledgt for our own happi
ness. If young and oldvpersoffs would
spend half the money in making others
happy which they spend in dress and use
less luxtfry, how mach more real pleasure
it would give theme
POLITE:MSS 70 WO/SEN.—To a lady
use kind words, They are easier, and
cheaper % and ought to mean more thou
others. Yon bare, or once had, anteater;
you may or may not have, or have had, a
sister. It is one and the mime. The sex
merits politeness. .
REctlwytox.—Pleasant recollections
promote cheerfulness, and painful ones
gloom. has the happiness that flows
from the right regtilation of the feelings
tends to m ot:tato itself.
The Philosophy of Borrowing.
" Neither a borrower nor a lender ho
For loan oft loses both itself and .friend,
And borrowing dulls the edge of hustandry."
This was the advice Polonius mare [Ayr
tea on the eve of his first - start °in life.
Excellent advice; but impracticable, as
society is constituted. 11 hy, bless the
dear old man. what was he thinking
about? Borrowing is as old us lying;
they are, in fact, correlatives. If a man
is neither to be a borrower nor a lender,
what is he to be, we should like to know ?
Society is divided into—two great classes
—borrowers and lenders! It is in beauti
ful natural harmony. Every needy soul
finds a kindly and genial soul possessing
that surplus which shall minister to the
needy one's wants. The rich man is only
Nature's treasurer ; he but holds in trust
that surplus, riches—call it what you will
—with which he can relieve Lis poorer
bretheren. It is like positive and nega
tive electricity—plus and minus; when
there is too much plus, and there comes a
social thunder storm, as exhibited in per
iodical commercial crashes. This might
have been avoided if the poorer brethren
—the biirrowers—had been permitted to
draw off the surplus electricity—riches—
in "sparks"—that in "sparks"—that is, in loan—there would
I have been no shock. As M. Prondhon
remarked, It was never intended that one
man should hold the property of thous
ands, unleFs as a trustee, to advance it as
required. A rightly constituted man can
never feel more happy than when honor
ing one of these sentimental checks. The
pleasantest part of the transaction con
sists in the little fiction about repayment.
Nobody is deceived. The lender Dever
expects to be repaid, and the borrower
never intends that he should be! But it
enables both parties to retain theinselfre
Perhaps the oldest authentic case of
borowing was the case of the Israelites,
who borrowed from the Egyptians—and
never repaid them. Julius Cesar was a
great proficient in the art ; his debts con
siderably exceeded five millions dollars.
The Plantagenets, Tudors, and Sturarts
were terrible borrowers. King John ex
tracted loans from the Jews by the in
genious process of extracting their teeth !
One tooth per diem (without chloroform
or laughing gas) until the loan was effec
ted! One obdurate Israelite is stated to
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have endured the drawing of half his
teeth before he would make up his mind
to draw a check. This ill-conditioned
individual was thus mulcted both in
money and teeth. Moral; Never show
your teeth when asked fora loan. Edward
I, bad a terrible plan fur borrowing from
the Jews. It was a system of forced loans.
lie cruelly tortured the wretched Hebrews
until they yielded np their hoards. If they
o.rumV..-he either put them to death or
Banish them from the kingdom. Eau
ev the Brit_ialt i ßliancelkie the. Um:h.-q
-uer, now-a a non= • .iirtu Imo
Baron Rothsc did by means of an earnest
appeal to that gentleman's teeth ! His
tory calls Edward I. a great king. We
considered him to hare been a creel and
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rapacious tyrant, who not only robbed
and tortned the Jews, but barbarously
murdered the Welsh bards.
poets were not held of much account i
those iron ages
That tipsy, Solomon, James I. was a
mean borrower. lie is said, on one oe
=ion, to have borrowed a pair of silk
stockings from one of his nobles : he had
not even the manhood to borrow a dozen
. _
pairs. Charles I. borrowed ou a truly re
gal scale. The loans, or " benevolences,"
were forced out of the unfortunate laud-
holders by fine and imprisonment.
Charles 11, borrowed from everybody. Ile
not only borrowed his people's money,
but their wives and daughters; ho bor
rowed from the king of France. Ile was
the falsest, meanest, and merriest repro
bate who ever lived an infidel and died a
Roman Catholic. Charles II also institu
ted the national debt of Great Britian,
but it was William 111. to whom the na
tion was indebted for the regular estab
lishment of that noble British institu
tion ; also for the introduction of the cat
o'-nine-tails. William was a great prince,
but inordinately fond_of green peas. Ile
is said to have invariably consumed the
first dish of that agreeable vegetable
without sparing his poor queen even a
spoonful. Great men have their little
failings. During the reign of George 111.
the nation took to borrowing front itself
at a frightful rate. The wicked and ab
surd war with France added more than
two billion dollars to the national debt.
Sonic English people admire this beauti
ful institution as a great blessing provid
ed by the wisdom of their ancestors, and
mysteriously connected with the national
prosperity. We wish them joy of their
taste. George IV, who possessed all the
vices of his own, borrowed shamelessly
from everybody who would lend him a
shilling. We need scarcely add that he
never paid anybody; in fact, the only
debt he ever did pay was that of Nature,
and he could not well escape that. The
clothes, wigs, etc., of this great and good
prince are said to have cost the nation
fifty thousand dollars per annum! The
populationof a large village might have
been fed for a smaller sum. The corona
tion of Georgics" cost over one million
two hunilred and fifteen' thousand dollars.
We forget the cost of his funeral, but the
nation did not grudge that!
To turn from these magtifieeirt borrow
ers of millions to the humble burrowers
of dimes seems pitiful, bat is nece ss ary,
to enable es to trace the ramification of
the art. Some men seem to be born bor
roivers. Their clothes and schoolin" are
borrowed—at least they are'neYer paid for.
They borrow bats, balls, and marbles;
they borrow cents; by-and-by they bor
row dollars; until alter a life spent in
borrowing, they go hopelessly to the bad,
borrow a razor, and—aro buried' in a bor
rowed—that is, a charity coildri. Some
men spend their lifts' in borrowing
books, and itthey are ifidustrienS f collect
at last quite a library. Other men hate
mania for borrowing umbrellas. Poor
Douglas Jerrold had a capital 'ahoy on
the subject: Jones - borrowed Brown's
umbrella. One Wet moinill Brown
meets dopes, comfortably pretected. by '
borroired donesilviw lucky!
—my umbrella Pin *et.thi oiagh. You
can't have it. says dry Jones; I: want it
myself. But what am I to do? •gisps
Brown. Do! retorts Jones, why, do as I
did, you fool—borrow one !
Some men are always borrowing their
friends name—on the backs of bills. It
is facetiousely termed, getting up behind.
It is very easy to get up, but a very dif
ferent matter to get down, and generally
involves a tumble. There are postively,
men in New York city, who, like our im
ported sparrows, do not know in the
morning where their daily bread is com
ing from. They trust to borrowing; yet
how light, airy, and unembarrassed is the
demeanor of a man of this class! Nature
tells Briss that he has not breakfasted
Hall! how fortunate! yonder comes All
worthy, a kind, warm hearted man, born
to lend. A request for the loan of a five-
dollar bill is instantly preferred. (Brats
neverborrows less than five—he says it's
mean.) Allworthy hesitates, fur he has
bled on more than one occasion ; but he
is a man who has all his life labored un
der a difficulty about saying no, in the
right place. Sadly, but with resignation,
he places the desiderated stamp in the
other's outstretched palm. Tis done, and
Allworthy enjoys the satisfaction of
knowing that his friend's wants are pro
vided for. Not, Iv.wever, for long, for
there is not much spending in borrowed
money. Men of the Brass class have a par
tiality for salmon, turkey, spring lamb,
and green pea:—agreeable viands, but
running into money.
A very numerous class borrow other
people's ideas, inventions, even jokes, and
thrive upon the larceny. The reader will
perceive that we consider thieving and
borrowing without any intention of re
paying as convertible terms. It does not
speak favorably for the mortality of Eng
lish playwrights that more than one-half
their farces and sensational dramas arc
borrowed from the French. We never
heard of the French borrowing from the
English. There are certain folks who
flaunt in borrowed plumes. Mrs. Crena-
dine, for instance, is going out shopping,
and borrows Mrs. Shoddv's eArriage, la
boring, apparently, limier the delusion
that people will take it for her own, and
that she will receive homage and kotou
in consequence. Error! lr. Stewart's
salesman, with one discerning glatice at
the coachman, perceives the true state of
the case.
Coachman do not like being loaned,
and have a quiet but unmistakable man
ner of showing . that the party they are
attending upon is not their own mistress.
Then there are the people in the middle
rank of life, who, whenever they give a
party, make a point of borrowing articles
of plate, wherewith to adorn the table.
Mrs. Spannew expects a few friends. The
affair must be quite "g enteel," (odious
word), so she borrows Mrs. Tiptopper's
"epergne" and Mrs. Flashe's silver cake
basket' and ekctro - candelabra. Mrs.
Setiw"i bandsomenreßeiitotianjeolvan-amL
OM • rocatiw_tn.: rite alsomnrrawg.
ai e
a win te r—not a d umb one,.but a hired
one—a dreadful man in shabby black, a
limp white neckcloth, and white Berlin
gloves, who yawns fearfully during the
repast,'(poor fellow! he has been np.three
nights running); and the g uests have the
satisfaction of pretending t o gaze with the
eyes of strangers on their own belongings,
and of complimenting Mrs. Spannew on
the handsome appearance of her table!
Then these unfortunate people qualreheap
champagne with fearful inward misgiving,
to be too surely realized on the morrow.
Give not, dear reader, your autograph
to the professional money-lender. Be
ware of the money-lender, for his ways
tend unto bankruptcy. Borrow money
only on dire necessity. If yeti borrow of
a friend, do it with a firm and steady res
olution of honestly repaying him, sooner
or later. We remember a fifnify story of
an unfortunate borrower, who, in his pen
itential moments, used to abuse his im
age hi the looking-glass. You horrid
dolt! you wretched fool! you driveling
jacknapel don't shake your stupid fist at
me. I've a great miail fa knock yonr ug
ly head off your foolish shoulders. l'aha,
you ought to'bu ashamed of yourself:—
Übe man felt humiliated. Indeed, a bor
rower in presence of his creditor feels but
half a man. Itow coo you argue the point
with a man to whom you owe money,
without a sort of horrid fear that, if you
get the best of it, he will retort, with by
the-by, you owe me fifty dollars! You
seem to see fifty dollars gleaming in his
teeth, twinkling in his eye, and radiating
from his whiskers. A man who borrows
money is a man on crutches; he is ar-'
tificiaby supported ; he is not a man—
only a poor cripple. Therefore we s t y, if
possible, borrow not at all. A shored-ue
house is an unsightly object. dangerous to
its inmates, and shunned by the passers
by.—Applelon's Jou r»al.
But Jews or
Thy Antiquity of Intention.
'The most ancient invention is that of
the needle; whether the credit of this in
vention is doe to Adam or Eve, we know
not, but we know the Bible "says they
sewed lig leaves together and made them
selves aprons." To sew without a needle
would be an impossibility, therefore they
must have invented ono, whether from a
thorn, shay stick, or fish-bone, is also a
matter of doubt. How ancient, then, is
the trade of dressmaking; and when we
look at fashionable dressed women of to
day and. reflect that all her dress, finery,
etc., is the result of the combined
thought, industry, and perseverance of
dressmakers for nearly o,oo'o years is it to
be wondered at that she is fearfully and
wonderfully . made?"
To Noah is attributed the invention of
wine. 2,347 11. C. Ale was known at least
404 B. C., and beer is mentioned by
Xenophon 401 B. C. Backgammon, the
most ancient of our games, was invented
by Palamedos, of Greece, 2224 B. "C.
Chess is of a= later date, and .originated
630 yeari3 before the Christian Ent, The
first. circus Was built hy Tarpuin, 650 B.
_and theitridal 'representations took
place as long ago as 562 11. C.; the first
tragedy represented was written , by The&
pis i 536 13:C, - So it seems that the an ,
ments Were not. as destitute 'ef.'initise
meottilts ono would supose,. is . - nu t
possible that the great Philoher, Se 4 I
crates;:deliedeil in chess} that sopluielt4i
aditsed.'his Married& by' hiking the*
ta:seO the gladiators and tragedihmi and
that eVen.intlnortal jloniettottla, play
fair game of baekgamman .
As SW musical _instruments, • they pos
sessed the paltry, harp, lute and. cymbal,
which is spoken of as long ago as 1,580
B. C. The flute was the invention of
Ilyag,inns, 1,506 B. C.; and Nero played
upon the melodious bagpipe 51 A.D.
In household furniture, glass was used
by the Egyptians; crockery was known
to the Egyptians and Greeks 1,490 B. U.
carpets was in use 800 8.C.; clocks which
measured time by the fulling of water
were invented 158 B. 04-sun-dials which
bad been in use previous th the invention
of the water-clock date from 550 B. C.•
Bricks were made 2,247 B. C. the lathe
was invented by Tau's 2,240 B. 0. Tito
compass was used by the Chinese 4115 B.
C. Bellows was the intention of Anarch
anis, 569 B. C. _
But when we think that bread tatule
from wheat was known to the Chinese- 3 2-
, 680 years ago; we mast conks§ that , it As
rather stale;_ we can imagine the young,
"heathen Chince" of that date crying
lustily for bread and honey.. These
Chinese are a wonderful people, -and, no
mistake, for eten as far back as 1100 B.
C., Mr. Pa-out-she wrote a dictionary con
taining 40,500 characters representing
When we read that the arts and sci
ences of astronomy, 2,334 B. C.; sculp
ture and painting, 2,100 B. C.; geometry,
2,095 B. C.; poetry. philosophy, Mathe
matics, mechanics, hydrostatics, geogra
phy, mensuration, geofogt, metallurgy,
chemistry—called alchemy, and surge, ry,
were all known to the ancients, we al
most exclaim with Solomon, "there is no
new thing under the sun."
The New York World relates the fol
lowim, incident, which occutted at the
grainfan neat masquerade of dit'Lieder
kranz, in that city, on the iltti fast.:
When 12 o'clock—the hoar for un
masking—arrived there were of course
the astral proportion of violent tises.
happy recognitions, &c., and possibly also
a few of those accidental disappointinents
inseparable from a meneral incbgnitoi Ono
of the most disgusted Men in -the throng
was a prontinent member of a city de
partment, a handsome fellow, who made
himself ~, ,o rnons in the costrinie of a cat
aliet. Ile lialinted the steps of a bewitch
ing page, and that page did trot seem loth
to hepursued, indeed met his advances
half way. Other men envied that cavalier
the possession of the beautiful page,"whe
soon resigned herself exclusively to his so
ciety. He triumphed. Her golden curls
hung itt rich profusion ovef neck and
shoulders of the tint which sil'ow might
bear if it could blush ;- below the edge of
her black half-dominci appeate4 a very
little mouth, from which when merry
11 . ±51 htef Anted', the light came lancing
6,7;;Cw' r "..llllltiAlirpilitir
ire points—in short, she was in his eyes
at least, the belle of the ball. From bath
ter to' flirtation and to! ardent pretesta
tions he quickly progressed, while she
listened, smiled and encouraged. Heavi
ly she leaned upon him in tlps intoxica
ting whirl of the waltz, and often they
wandered with slow steps ; ifi the lobbies,
in Conversation sweet. lie plead with ber
to unmask, to permit him to enjoy the
sunshine of that beauty which ho knew
she must possess; but she steadily re
plied; "you nmst wait until the hour for
unmasking." Until then ho became her
patieut slave. At length, in a qtetplaco
she dropped thc mask. He stoodagbast
before Ira, " You !" he exclaimed. "But •
your hair used to be black." "I had it.
dyed blonde," "And yea? skin yellow.'
-Yes ; isn't this enamel Wjeb r "And
you were thin as a skeletoit" "My French
pads and patient calves hate put that
right." E'vetr yeaf epic are changed ;
they used to have , a fishy look." "You
often told me so; I spoke .4p my doctor
shout it, and ho advised belladonna."
" And your teeth ?" "'Cost me 117.5 ; nice
ain't they?" and she grinned. He fled,
for that was the very woman from whom
he had been divorced three ,east` before
by au Indiana Court.
The Rec . . Dr. Jebb, whb is something of
on authority in linguistic matters,hasde
livered an address befbre'the British Arch
mologieal Society on the origin .of, the
alphabet. His views, though not entire
ly original, are still so different from those
ordinarily entertained on that subjeet as
to provoke considerable criticism. Hav
ing analyzed the idiographic and hierog
lyphic systems of Writing; ,t 3 they are es- .
Whited on the most ancient monuments,
A Mistaken Iltaskeri.
Origin of tho Ailphniir4
he proceeds to show that the alphabetic
system was radically different, so tench
so that it could not have been ; developed
with them, not even originated by the
same people. Much less could it be the
invention of a people who had' not - even
the conception of 're resenting abstract
ideas by means of visible synrbok.• . The
art of alphabetic Itritin too • subtle,
too perfect in itself for t e unaided intel
-1 lect of man to have de ed. if, and the
Doctor urges that history itlikphilosophy
led to the same conchlsion, .that tho at-
phabet was of divine origin.: Following
up their idea, ho sought to show that the
writing of the Chineso was not properly
alphabetic; that the antediluvians had no
systein s of writing whatever, and that ev
en the patriarchs.were"Anacquainted with
letters, The very first alphabet .-given to
man was doubtless communicated to the
Israelites by Moses; and the' first docu
ment written with it was the tables of the
law. Whether the characters 'were .the
ancient Phrenician, from which nearly all
modern alphabets seem to bo 'derived, or
the Hebrew characters as need in, latter
times, the learned Neter did not venture
an opinion: If the tilphabet:;;lniCreally
the work of the- - Deity as'; Ditch. as the
deealognei: its. subseqwent.- - -dispersion
among . heathen nations, _and., its subse
quent thanes to adapt it to fe wants of
different ' - lankhageli,intateteerded as
one °f lit, enigtnas'of. kronen Instorp
An S nish'bari Colonula, 8,000 feet
ahnve the level of the sea,, on March 0,
tiluo anemones, the floWers fay' one inch
nerciss, were This is_ earlier by
ten days than they -have - ever been seaa
theta bekali• •