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VOLUME XIX, NO 28.
.Xk lMT looked For Come at ! I
Florence Sewing Maehine.
This machine is tbe most perrect instru
ment to execute any kind of sewing now done
by machinery in the world. It is simple nd
perfect in its mechanical constructisa. The
feed may be reversod at any poi.t desired
without stepping, which is a great advantage
in fastening the end of seam.
U takes KOIR DIFFERENT STITCHES,
Lock, Knot, Double -of, Doublr Knot,
ech stitch perfect and alike on both
ides of the fabric.
Operators can select any stitch they want and
ehinge from one stitch to another with
out btnpping the machine.
I:i stitches cannot be excelled for firmness,
tlaetieity durability and beamy of finish.
No difficulty experienced in sewing aeress
.vewe light and heavy fabrios with equal facil-
1; will Braul, ThcK Qiati, for, her.. Id!,
7A.vA Gather, and ao all kinds of Stitch-
iiv required by families and manufacturers.
Tbc work will feed either to the right or left,
without stopping the machine.
The most inexperienced hud no difficulty in
I: is thoroughly practical and easily under
s'ood It has tprrtya to jet oiit or ie-, and will
last a lifetittie.
It runs easily, and is almost noiseless.
U is the most rapid sewer in the world; mak
ing iie ttitchet :o each revolution.
It ttftK the came site thread on beth sides of
It oils no drvBses. all its mackiners being on
top of the table
K.very machine is rirren.'fj to girt entire tat
isfecttort, and to do all ha' is claimed for it.
Miss Carme E. Stambaccb is the agent
f-r this eounlr. Ry calling at her residence
nn Main Sireet, Mitfliutown, one of these ma
chines can be seen in operation.
BRILLIANT, EASY" SHINING,
V Com position of Neat's Foot Oil and pars
Ivory Itlnck, imparting to BOOT and
MiOE LEATIIEtt the softness and pliancy of
KID while with one fuurth the labor neually
ruiploved in the application of the ordinary
marking, it produces a JET BLACK EN)
AMKL lil.OSS, equalled only by i'atent
SoU Retail by all GROCERS AND SWOB
DK.'LEUS. Orders received by American
Apeny. 86 Iiroadway New York, and whola
aaied at the
Manufacturer's Depot. . .
154 Read Street, TS. 1
Insurance Company of New York-
Cash Capital - Two Million Dollars.
Ae.ets 1st Jan'jr. 8,765.503,42.
Liabilities, " " 77,901,52
THE "IIOH T' is an old. well establish
ed and reliable company. No premium
note. No assessments. It insures all kinds
of property or goods, for any length of time,
paying promptly in case cf loss by fire. Ap
plications solicited and f olicier issued by
A. H. WEIDMAN,
Agent at MiiSintown, Pa.
Orstca nr Tits Jusiat Comtt
AcaiocLTcaL Society, I
l'errysville, Oct. 16, 1863. I
W E de hereby oertify that the Committee
a Manufactured Articles has awarded to
Cmaslss W. Wiitzil the First Premium for
the most substantial, neatest made, and best
f atshed sett of Chairs.
G. W. JACOBS, TWcs'r.
William Hssch. Sec'y. janlJ
JOHN T. LSAHM.
MIFFLIXTOWN, JUNIATA COUNTY, PA.
OFFERS his professional services to the
public. Prompt attention given to the
prosecution of claims against the Government,
solleetions and all other business entrusted to
his care- Office, Main Street, one door South
of Snyder's Hotel.
Sept. 20, 1865.
H. F. SAIGEK
tEIPER & A ARK LEY,
BOOTS '&, SHOES
Ko. Si; Kerth Third Street, Pkslla
M. G. PEIPER, H. B. MARKLEY,
tUF rmrtieular attention paid to trdert. "gf
RESPECTFULLY offers his services to the
public of Juniata county. Having had a
large experience in the business of Vendue
Crying, he feels confident that he can render
general satisfaction. He can at all times be
consulted at his residenee is MlfUintewa, Pa.
Aug. 16, 165. - .
TTTTLL open its Winter Session, on Octo
" ber 16th, 1865. Tuition, Board, Light
Fr.el sed Furnished Rovms per session of five
neeths, So. t or further particulars address
S. Z. SHARP.
THE VOLUNTEER'S RETURN.
I hare come bark to yoo, my mother,
Weary, and wasted, and worn,
Locks matted over my forehead.
Uniform blood-stained and torn j
No wonder you shrieked when you saw me,
As if I had struck you a blow ;
I'm not looking much like the dear fellow
You parted from three years ago.
That one was stalwart and.Landsome,
Eager and fierce for the strife ;
This one is pallid and wasted,
Scarred, and a cripple for life,
Mother, God knows for the Union
I'd fight till my very last treath,
But just twenty-one, and a cripple,
But for you, it had better been death !
But for you, darling mother, only,
There was somebody else, when I left,
With eyes that were bluer than heaven,
And lips like a bright cherry cleft;
My Maggy sue was may God bless her !
I meant to have made her my wife :
She had promised, but how can I ask her .
To wed with a cripple for life?
There, mother, don't weep I was cruel
To utter one word of regret ;
It was all I could give, and I gave it,
My right arm is left to me yet ;
With that, and my pension, dear mother.
We'll keep off the wolf from the door;
And if you are contented and happy,
God will help me to ask no more.
But hark ! who Was that t heard sobbing,
Just then, in the chamber close by ?
O Maggy, my love and my darling I
E.i"9 me once, ere you bid me good bye !
What's this ? toil will nevsr fors ake me
My loss makes me only mote dear ?
God bless you ! Oh, love, you have given
New life to your poor volunteer !
You will work for us both, are you saying !
Nay, dear, though I can't drive a plow.
There are trades that one hand can master
And I've courage for anything now.
With your love, and my mother's to bless me,
I've no room in my bosom for fears,
Awl may God grant as bright a hooe-cotnisg
T all our brmv !
HARD TO FLEASE-
The New York Daify Xiwi writes
"The working classes of the couth art
exposed more than those of this section
at present are, to the pressure or negro
competition. The equality- of the two
begaiea its assertion tbere, ia a form
more threatening to the while laborer
than even in the case of the North. The
progress of the struggle at the South may
therefore be watched by the working
classes bere as a study ot what is, as
jet, but in progress of development
It is difficult to satisfy men who are
determined to grumble. We have been
confidently assured, at different titnea, by
the Daily A'etrs and its friends, the ma
lignant pro-slavery men,
tirat. That the free negro will not
work at all ; but
. Second, That he will work eo much
better than the white laborer, that the
latter will be injured by the "pressure of
. Third, That the country wil! be ruined
by the idleness of the free blacks ; but
. Fourth, That the negroes are so eager
for work si to leave none for white work
Fifth, That the negroes are a corse to
the country ; but
Sixth, That the slave system, which
tnade negro breeding .a regular and
profitable business, and thus increased
their numbers at an abnormal rate, was a
divine institution and a blessing to the
Seventh, That the negro is naturally
an abject coward : bit
Eighth, That he is a most dangerous
creature, capable of rising and murder
ing a community double his numbers and
with a hundred times bis strength in
arms and all preparations for defease.
Ninth, That the negro can only live in
a waom enmato, like that ot tub South
ern States ; but
Tenth, That now he is set free there,
be will immediately rush North and take
the bread out of the mouths of the white
Eleventh, That white men cannot work
in fbe Southern fields, which can be cul
tivated only by negroes ; but
Twelfth, That tbe negroes ougbt all to
be colonized in Africa, or driven off to
eome remote corner of this continent.
Thirteenth. That the fret-imen are so
tm comnmxioB raa iioi-
M1FFUNT0WN, JUNIATA COUNlft
stupid and ingorant as to be dangerous
tnt republic ; but
Fourteenth, That they ought not to be
instructed or permitted to acquire knowl
Fifteenth, that it would be a curse to
Northern workingmen to have the ne
groes flock into these States; but
Sixteenth, That Northern workingmen
ought not to favor a policy which would
make the negroes contented to remain in
Seventeenth, That tbe workingmen of
tue Northern States are the most intelli
gent, the most capable, the most industri
ous and the most virtuous in the world ;
Eighteenth, That they will inevitably
be ruined and deprived of work by the
competition of ignorant and idle Degrees.
Nineteenth, That the presence of the
blacks amongst us wiir always be a source
of difficulty and more trouble ; but
Twentieth, That tbe Emancipation act
is wroag, aluaflj beoaaM, under its ope
ration, the negro race is likely to die out,!
like the Indians.
I'tete are some of the curious contra
dictions into T?hich men fall who ihnore
all genet al principles, and follow only the
will-o-tbe wisp of their prejudices. It is
tot only in relation to the negro question
that they are thus blinded their folly
extends to other affairs. For instance
they assert very earnestly that a merchant
ougVt to be free to sell tin goods where
ever he wants ; but they will not have a
luboier sell his labor as freely, though
that labor create the goods. They insist
that we shall buy calico in the cheapest
market, but not labor. , They laugh at
the absurdities and cruelties of "protect
ive legislation," and yet erf out that
white workmen must suffer, unless pro
tectad against "the pressure of negro
competition. They welcome immigration
from abroad, at the same time that thej
try to mivumI wo AingtHan . tir - ihat
the labor market is already overstocked,
These are the same who, before the war,
declared the negro a beast,
monkey, possed of every vile qualitj,
and a terrible danger to the community,
and yet urged the re-opening of the Af
rican slave trade. -V. T Evening Pott.
A Beautiful Deed. A young offi
cer was coucected with Sheridan's brig
ade. It was in one of those forced
marches when they had driven back the
enemy and had been in the saddle for
several consecutive days and nights, that
this trooper availed himself of a tempo
rary halt, to slip from bis saddle and
stretch himaelf upon the turf his horse
meanwhile, browsing in the immediate
vioinity. He had slept for some little
time, wheu he was suddenly awakened by
the frantio pawing of bis horse at his side.
Fatigued by his long ride, he did not
rouse at once, but lay in that partially
conscious slate which so frequently at
tends great physical prostration. Soon,
however, the faithful animal perceiving
that its efforts had failed to accomplish
their object, licked his face, and placing
its mouth close to his ear uttered a loud
snort. Now thoroughly awake, he spring
up, and as he turned for him to mount, he
saw for the first time that his comrades
had all disappeared, And the etiemy were
coming down upon him at full gallop.
Once mounted, the faithful beast bore
him with the speed of the wind safely
from the danger and soon placed him
among bis companion's. "Thus," he add
ed with emotion, "the noble fellow saved
me from captivity, and perhaps from
death." Journal of Commerce.
19 A silb committee of a School
Beard, not a thousand miles from Lynn,
were examining a class in the primary
school. One of the committee, to sharp
en up their wits, propounded the follow
ing : "If I bad a mince pie; and should
give two-twelfths to Harry, two-twelfths
to John, to twelfths to Isaac, and keep
half the pie myself, what would there be
left?" There was a profound study
among the scholars, but finally one lad
held up his band as a signal that he was
ready to answer. ."Well, Sir, what would
there be left ? Speak up, loud, so that
all can hear," said the confmittee man.
"The plate !" shouted the hopeful fellow.
The. committee man turned red. in 'the
face, while the other members roared
aloud. The boy was excused "from
swering any .more questions.
,M HMW"IB" " .
OTTA. OCTOBER It, IS65.
THB BEBfeLS WENT TO SCQOOIrr
WHAT THET LEARNED.
Th Washington correspondent of the
Philadelphia Press, in bis latest letter has
tbe following amusing remarks :
No eitifen of the New England States
could hays gone more profitably to sohool
than haw these same chivalrie sons of the
South daring the rebellion. Their expe
rience is about as follows :
"Yes, we saw the tiger and the ele
phant, and the whole menagerie, orches
tra and all. Yes, we have been educated.
Considering that we started out on a sort
of picnic in 1851, it is astonishing bow
from a irohc it ran into a tight, irom
fiht into a war, and from a war into an
almighty defeat, leaving the whols Con
federacy in a heap, precisely as if we bad
hitched all the seceding States into one
train of cars, and then put all our best
men, our speakers our preachers too, at
the lead for engineers, and so rged add
fillsd, and full of glory and gas, had gone
s- l onttwo milea a minute, till we
got on the long bridge between the des
potism of our old Union and blessed In
dependance of our new heaven of a mon
archy, when the bridge broke, and here
wt. are at your service ! But we went to
sohool for all that Let us sec what we
learned. Well, we first found uo t that
the Northerners could fight; then the
darkies would fight for the Yanks ; then
they would not work ; then they would
tell oar secrets : and, finally, that thev
liked the strangers better than old massa.
Our women had to cook, wasn, cut wood,
and make their own clothes. Having no J
calico and little to wear save what the j
blockade-runners brought Us, we . had to
learn, by rude machinery, by band, to
weave our own fabrics. In this way quite
large business was carried on in the
cotton States. When we stopped grow
ing cotton we grew sorghiiia, and for two
years lea tnousana witn the moinsses
undo of that tropical plans. Our rebel
lion made us adepts in arms, in their use
and manufacture also in all the military
arts in the management of shipi-of-war
and in the handling of coastwise craft
Our marcher gave us a new knowledge of
our own sectioc, thus making us geo
graphers. In a moral sense we found se
cession to be a destructive dogma ; our
leaders false prophet; and our hope; of
foreign aid fallacious. We soon discov
ered that the niordte of the Federal arrry
stood it instead of an additional element
that in fact it was re-enforced by the
schools, churches, newspapers, mighty
charities, and well-fed people behind it.
We had no such rock to rest ou. We had
almost no homes to go back to. Toward
the last we had no place to go to but the
army, and so we staid in it, and many of
us never left the battle-field. Two hun
dred thousand are still there, sound asleep
in their graves ! In fact, the war left us
almost Without a spot on which to rest our
living bodies. But the greatest lesson
was that no American ought ever to fight
the Uniog. And we advise you never to
go to school for such an experience. We
give it to yott second hand, but gratis.
You might succeed in perpetual motion ;
you might try to bottle the sunbeams you
get out of cucumbers ; yott wight take a
daguerreotype of the sun in the light ot
the moon ; you might prove that a Cop
perhead was a genuine patriot but you
could never get the upper hand of that
quiet old man kaown as Uncle Samuel.
We tried it, and we are here !"
Tee Oldest Mas ix tub World.
It is claimed that the oldest man in the
world resides in Caledoncia, Columbia
county, Wisconsin. The name of the
person is Joseph Crele. He was born in
Detroit, and the record of his baptism in
the Catholic Church of that city shows
that he is now one hundred and thirty
nine years old. Crele was married in New
Orleans one hundred and nine years ago,
whence he relieved to Prairie du Chien,
while Wisconsin was yet a province of
France. He now resides with a daughter
by his third wife, who is over seventy
yean of age. The old gentleman is quite
active, and oan walk, several miles a day.
When' is an undertaker like one of bis
own jobs t When he's a coughing.
Why is a hen immortal ? Because her
son never sets. -
. What kind of paper resembles a sneeze?
What is (he wortr ecat a bio can set
n : cir ton ceit.
. . SCENES AT THE WHITE HOUSE.
A few days ago a, very interesting scene
took place at the usual crowded reception
of the Presidet. Applications were ap
proaching Mr. Johnson, each with his
ease ready ; after briefly stating which,
and a record being made of it by the pri
vate secretary, way was made for others.
In the line was Mr. Banks, an enterpris
ing yanng merchant of New York, and
his fjiend Mr. Kervan, of Petersburg, a
leading miller, who applied for pardon
coming as be did within the twenty
thousand dollar or thirteenth clause of the
amnesty proclamation. As soon as the
President saw Mr. Banks he recognized
him, asked him his business, and hearing
that it was to ask a pardon for Mr. Ker
van. he took a note of it, and told him,
smilingly, he would hear from him in the
morning. The ieason why the President
reoognised the young New Yorker is beet
explained by the following narrative : In
April of l8Gi, ifler the Senate of the
United States adjourned, Mr. Dinks wa.
going from Washington to the South, on
the railroad running by Gord onsville
and Petersburg. At his side was a very
pleasant person, who conversed freely on
the different topics of tbe hour, and fin
ally asked him to change a 50 gold
piece, which be did. When the cars
stopped at Gordbnsville there was a great
and exciting crowd assembled1. They at
once demanded, and sent their number
into the train to see "whether Andy John
Son was oh board !" "Let's hear from
him!" "Drag him out !" At this mo
ment the gentleman at the side of Mr.
Banks, arose, and was walking to the plat
form to show himself, when the engineer
started the train and dashed off at his best
speed. His companion was Andrew John
son ! As he took his seat, Mr. Banks
asked him where he was going. t lie said
To my home at GrecHville, Tenn." "I,
am glad we got off from those gentleman,
GOTemer,' said Banks. "I act sstTy,"
said Johnson ; "I want to tell them what
I thought of secession." Mr. Banks then
asked the Governor if he was armed. The
reply. was iu the negative; when the
New Yorker handed one of his fine te
volvers to the Tennessee Senator, scd
they seen afterwards parted to meet a few
days ago in the Presidential mansion.
Banks has his gold piece to this day. The
next morning he was feet for, and as the
President met him he said; "1 have of
ten thought of you, Mr. Banks. You
gave me a pistol that might have saved
my life, . I now give your friend Ker
van, a pardon to start him in besiefss."
In the time of Augustus Casar there
were two persons living in Borne called
Indusio and Secudila, each of whom ex
ceeded ten faet in height. Their bodies,
after death, were kept and preserved as
miracles of curiosity in a sepulchre with
in the Sullestian gardens Pliny names a
certain Gabara, who in the days of Clau
dius was brought out of Arabia; and
says be was nine feet nine inches high.
Thq i Emperor Maximin, originally a
Thracian peasant, measured eight feet
and a half. His wife's bracelets -served
him as rings. His voracity was such that
be consumed forty pounds of flesh daily,
and drank 18 bottles of wine. His
strength was proportionable to his gigan
tic shape. He could draw a loaded wag
on without help, and with a blow of bis
fist oftimes broke the teeth in a horse's
mouth. He also crushed the barderst
stones between his fingers, and cleft trees
with his hands. Pliny also speaks of
Polydemas, a celebrated athlete, who ex
ceeded all men of his day in stature and
in strength. In Mount Olympus he
killed a lion with bis Sat, being unpro
vided with any other arms. He could
atop a chariot with his band Id its most
rapid course. Once he singled out the
largest and fiercest bull from a herd
took hold of him by one of his hied feet
and notwithstanding his struggles to es
cape, held bint with such strength that
bis hoof remained in his hand.
Tbe officers of the Grand Lodge
of Masons of Pennsylvania have address
ed a letter to the Freemasons of the
United States, urgently calling on them,
one and all to unite now, at the close of
a long and terrible contest, to carry out
the princ iples of their order, brotherly
love andharity tawhrsh tbi Order is
. WHOLE NUMBER, 964,
. XEWSPATER OFFICES. ' .
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A eorrespondentwriting from Mobilw
says : While on my way to supper last
evening, I walked up the street with au
old gentleman who is engaged in the type
setting business, or in foremaniziug others
who aie, and he told me that he hi t
just returned from a visit to one of the
cemeteries of the city. "I weut our,
there a great many years ago," said ha
"to help bury a printer, and I remera-
fber that his grave was but the tenth one
there. Now, instead of ten, I find their,
at least ten thousand ; and when I look
ed abroad this evening over that Jit tie
wilderness of green hillocks, and thought
of the many tears and creaking heart
that have been since I stood there at the
burial ot that poor printer long years ago
it made me feel badly, and I was tempt
ed to say I wouldn't swear any more."
I replied that the thought teas rather
a solemn one, and that if it should causa
him to break himself of the ugly habit of
swearing, bis visit to the cemetery would
turn out to have been the best Sunday
evening's work be had ever done.
"Ah," said he, "you never acted as
forman in a newspsper office, or yon
would know that a sight of all the grave
yards in creation could not break me of
that habit. Why, Sir," he continued,
''if there had been a printing office
in Heaven, and Lucifer had been tbe
foreman of it, I'll be if he hadn't
fallen a thousand years before he did
A SCENE IN FUTURE.
In a lecturer recently delivered at
Chicago, Grace Greenw3od adverted to a
scene that will doubtless one day be a
common one. Speaking of the future of
oar country, she drew a picture that
probably many that read these words my
live to see :
We may picture to ourselves a group
of noble young lads- some ten years henee,
thus proudly accounting for their orphan
age an orphanage which the country
should see to it shl! not be desolate.
Says one, "My - father fell ia beating
back the invaders at Gettysburg." Says
another, "My father fell on Lookout
Mountain, fighting above the clouds."
Says a third, "My father suffered Mar
tyrdom in Libby Prison." Says another.
'My father went down in the Cumber
land;" yet another, "My father was
rocked into the long sleep below the wave
in the iron cradle of the Monitor."
Aid there will be hhplcss lads who will
listen in mournful envy, saying in their
secret hearts "Alas, we have no part or
lot in such glorying3. Our fathers were
rebels : And here and tbere a voutn
more unfortunate, will steal away from
his comrades amd murmur in bitterness
of soul, -'Ah. God helo me '. Mv father
was a Cojyperhcad .'"
Hot asd Cold. Dan Marble was
once strolling along the wharves in Bos
ton, where he met a tall, guant figure, a
"digger" from California, and got into
conversation with bim.
"Healthy climate, I suppose ?"
"Healthy ? It ain't anything eke.
Why stranger, there you can choose any
climate you like, hot or cold, and that
without traveling more than fifteen min
utes. Jtfst think o' that the next oold
morning when you get out of bed. There's
a mountain there, with a valley on each,
side of it, the one hot and the other cold.
Well, get on the mountain with a double
barrelled gun, and you can without mov
ing, kill either summer or winter game,
just as you will !"
"What, have you ever tried it ?"
"Tried it ! often, and should have done
pretty well, but for one thing. I wanted
a dog that would stand both climates..
The last dog I had froze off his tail while
pointin' on tbe summer side. He didn't
get entirely out of tbe winter side, joa
see true as you live."
Why is a skating park like Niagara ?
It is a good place to see the falls.
Why are young ladies like arrows ? Be
cause they are all in a quiver when the
Why is a talkative young man like a
pig ? Because, if he lives, he is likely to
become a great bore. ...
Why is a minister like a locomotive T
Boca us you are to look out for his when
th leti ring.