The Forest Republican. (Tionesta, Pa.) 1869-1952, April 04, 1871, Image 1
1 Rarest gtrjraMmin. W rUBUSIIED XVKKY TUESIUY, BY W. It. DUNN. 3Ulae In Krox's Building. Elm, Street. IiatC3 of Advcitisinjj. One Square (1 mc!i,) ono Insertion tl One S piare " ono month. H oil One S mare " three mouths..- rt ,,H OREST UBLICAN. OnoS'iuaro 41 0:10 year 10 Wl Two S.pnrcs, one year i ijunrt'-r 1.01. -- Half " " is I rn One " " 1W 01 I'usiness Cnrds, not ex-.-ec.-litifj one Inch TEHMS, 2.00 A YEAR. No Subscriptions received for a shorter period tliim threo ni'iiiliio. Correspondence solicited from nil parts flfthe country. No notice will bo tukeu of an nonymous' communications. Marriages and Death noticoi Inserted gratis. In lontli, $10 per year. " Let U3 havo Faith that night makes Iliht ; and Id that Faitli lot U3 to tho cud, daro do our duty a3 wo understand it."--LINCOLN, Legal notices at .established rates. Tl,,.. ., .... I u.i l',,i- t,t,.1 iki ilnviattnh .vill be made, or discrimination anionic lalnins. The rates olIcr d arc such, w ill make it to the advantajfflof men dot f liiisim.ss I n the limits of the circulation of VOL. IV. NO. 1. TIONESTA, PA., TUESDAY, APRIL 4, 1871. S2 PER ANNUM. the iiicr to advertise liberailv. -1 1?13 BUSINESS DIRECTORY. TI O N K ST A LODGE, NO. 477, I. O. CK T. feet erory "Wednesday ovoninfr, at S ll u clock. W. It. DUNK, W. C. T. M. XT. TATE, W. S. , WBWTOB F KTTIV. MILES W. TATK. . PETTIS A TATE, ATTORNEYS at law, 41 rt, TIONESTA, PA. Isaac Ash, ATTOTtNEY AT T.AVV, Oil City. Ta. Forest County. All business entrusted to aU care will recoive prompt attaint, a. 10 lr IV. K. Lathy, ATTOTlN'ttY AT t,AV AND ROMCI Tolt IN ItA N K KTPTCY, Tioncsta, , Forest Co., Pn., will practice In Clarion, Vcnanirnand Warren Counties. Oftlce on Kim Street, two doors above Lawrence's grocery iitoro. tf. V. W. Mason, ATTORNEY AT I, AW. Office on Elm Street, aljovo Wnlnut, TionpMtn, IH. C W. Gllfillan, ATTORNEY AT LAW, Franklin, Ve nango Co., Pa. tf. . . N. B. Smlloy, TTORXEY aT LAW, Petroleum Con- A tre, I'b. Will practice in the aevcral Courts of Forest County, !!51y . . Holmes House, jnIONESTA, PA., opposite the iepnt. A C. D. Maine, Propriotor. Hood Sta klintj connected with the house. tf. Jos. Y. Saul, PRACTICAL Ilnr'ncsa Maker and Sad dler. Threo doora north of Holmes House. Tlonesla: I'a. All work in war ranted, tf. x Syracuse House, TMPIOUTF. Pa.. J. A T) M aokk, Propio 1, torn. The house lias been thoroughly refuted and is now in the first-class order, illi the best of accommodations. Any nforniation concerning Oil Territory at thin point will be checrrullr rurtusiieii. -ly J.Jtn.MAilEE, Kxchange Hotel, nwrn TinrntlTr P. . TV H. Ilixa J J xijcri. A Pod Prop'a. This house harini; neenrentea is now ine mwnimini"ui(i- in place- In Tidioute. A good Milliard Room attached. c; National Hotel, TRVINKTOX, PA. W. A. llallenback, Proprietor. This hotel la Ntw, and Is ,iw open as a first class hnuno, situate at ne junction of the Oil Creek A Alleirheny tivcrand Philadelphia A Erie Railroads, pposilethe I'eoot. Parties bavins to lay ver trains will rind tliin the most conven ent hotel in town, with first-class aceom- MiodHiions and reasonable charge, tf. Tim Sons & Co.'a NEW F.NOINKS. Theundersiirnedtiave lor sale and will receive orders for the above Knjrino. Messrs. Tilll Sons A Co. are now hemline to this market their 1--llorse Power Kngino w ith 1 1-1 lorsc Power Jloiler peculiarly a'iaited to deep wells. t wks at Duncan A Challnnt , dealers In Well Matures, Hardware, Ac, MainSt. ' Bxt dir ( Chase Hons", Pleaiautvilre, and at Mansion House, Titusrille. tf. K. P.KIITT A SUN, Agents. Jolr K. Hallock, ATTORNEY AT LAW and Solicitor or Patcnts.No. M' 1'reneh street! opposite Reod House) Erie: Pa. Will practice In tliH'Veral State Courts and the United States Courts. Special attention piven to aolicltlr- patents for Inventors.; infringe ments, re-lsne and extension of patents -vefllllv attended to. References: Hon. 'James Campbell, Clarion; Hon. John H. Met 'almoin. Krunklin; 11. L. A A. H. Richmond, Meadvillp; W, E. Lathy. Ti oneitta.. a ? Dr. J. L. Acoiryb, pttYHICTAN AN1 Rl'ROEON, who has I had fifteen vears' exMriencein s laie and Huecessfuf prwtice, will attend all Professional Calls, dftlee in his Drun and tirocery Store, located in lidioutc, near Tidioute lWnisc. IN Jl IS STORE WILL RE FOUND A full assortment of Medicines, Liquors Tobaeco, Citrars, Stationery, tilass, Paints, Oil, Cutlery, and line (iroceries, all of the best quality, aut will be aold at reasonable rates. , H. R. BURf! ESS, an experienced Priig flHtfrom New York, has charge of the Store. All prescriptiunaput upaccuratel v. tf. . . " .- W. P. Mercilllott, AtlorHpy at Law, k AND 1E4I ESTATE AG1-LT. - TIONESTA, rA. n-u JOHNA.CAUI, esciT. OHNA. eSOPCn.VICEPReST. A. M.STIILI, CASHS, SAVINGS BANK, Tioneata, Forest Co., Pa.. This Rank ti ansai u, a (leneral Ranking, CoUectiiij: and Kxi hanire HiiMincss. Dia'.ls on the Principal Cities of the United Slates and Europe bought and sold. Hold and Silver Coin and tiovcrniiicnt Securities bought knd sohl. 7-'.0 li.xids toiivetted on the most I'avoiahle tcriiis. Interest allowed on time deposits. Mar. 4, tt. D7l. J. X. IIOLARH, of Tidioute, lias returnsd to hid practice, alter an ab sence of lour mouths, spent in tint Ho pi lalsot'Ncwv York, where ' will uttind calls in his profession. Oflico in Eureka, I'ruj? Store, 3d door ibove the bank, Tid'oute, Pa. 4ic.f $10 MAl,i rn,,M ro U1'8- S imethlnar urgently neciled by eveibody Call and 'Xauiiue, or sau.ples wMit postairo raid tor .'m els that retail easily lur lo. U, GREAT EXCI TFMENT I at the Store of D. S. KNOX, & CO., Elm St., ionesta Pa. We are in daily receipt o, the .rgestand MOST COMPLETE stock GROCERIES and l'KOVISIOXB, EVER BROUGHT TO THIS M A rK ET BOOTS & SIIOE3 ! FOR TIIR MILLIONS! which wo arodctrrmined to sell regardless of prices. AND House Furnlbhtng Goods, Iron, Nails, Machine tools, Agricultural Implements, Ac, At,, Ac, which we offer at greatly re duced prices. FURNITURE! FURNITURE ! ! of all kinds, PARLOR SUITS, CHAMBER SETS, LOUNGES, WHATNOTS, SP1UNU BEOS, MATRESSES, LtXIKING GLASS ES, Ac., Ac, Ac, In ENDLESS VARIETY. Call and see, 7-tt D. S. KNOX, A CO. OENTN WANTKl) l liH TIIH LI lilt A K Y OK POETRY AND MlXtl, 'I ho handsomest and cheapest work extent. It has so. .,etliinu In it ofthe best for cverv one, for the old, tho mid-dlc-aod and the younjr and mils' become universally popular. Kxecptin:; tho Hible this will be the bonk most loved and tho mcst frepientiy referred to in the family. Every pajre Inis parsed under tho critical eye of the -Teat p st, WM. t'ULT.lJX RUYANT. Rare chance for best ayrcnts. The only l"!-.k 01 its Kind ever sol.! by subscription. Send at mco lor circulars, ,vc, to ;i",o. MACLEAN, Publisher, 3G--U 719Suusom St., Philadelphia, Pa. SEASON OF 1879-71. MASON & HAMLIN CABINET ORGANS. Important Improvers oris. Patent Juno 21st and August 2'ld. 1870. RElHTt TION OF PRICES. The Mason A Hamlin Orcan Co., have the pleasure of announcing important im provements in their Cabinet Urunna, for which Patents were granted them in June and Auiiust last. Tlieso are not merely meretricious attachments, tmt enhance the substantial excellence of the instruments. 'J'hev are also enabled bv increased facil ities a lanre now inannl'act'iry, they hope hercatter to supply all orders promptly. The Cabinet Organs uncle by tin Com pany are of sunli universal reputation, not only throughout America, but also in Eu rope, that few w ill need assurance of their superiority. Thev now offer four Octave Cabinet Or gans, in iiiiteplaiin.ases.butequal accord ing to their capacity to any thing they make for fV) each. The same. Dnub'e Ree. IS. Five Oc tavo Double Reed Organs, Five Sups,with Knee swell ami Tremulant, 1" cleiiaut fse with several of the Mason and llamli.1 improvements, Hi.S. The sa;no Extra with new Vox lluman i. Automatic Swell etc., $l;-0. 1'ivoOctnves, three sett' Reeds, seven stops with Euphonc; a splendid in struments, A new illustrated catalog-no with fu'l Information, and repuced prices, is n.'' ready, and vil be scut free, wall a tcsti Iil' iiial circular, presenting a ureal muss of evidence as to the superiority of these in struments, to any one seiiilinu' his address to MASON A. UA.Ml.IN OKOAN CO., lit Tremonl Street, Itostuii, os o'M llroadway, N. Y. :t"-n i.t O P. M. Er,i!it mi l Aeo nnm id.ition daily. hiVr -":-r''J v" " " ' i.v Ituv. T. I'li Witt Tai.maou, The nmst Popular Preacher in America. Agents wanted every w here, luulu or fe male, to sell this nival w ork, is belter than Mark Twain, slid no trouble to kell. llitf Prolils. Send lor terms and illustrated IJ pane circular, Evans, M.nhlart .V Co., Pub lishers, No. 710 Sausoui t., Philadelphia. HA-U A Wild Ctt Story of Western Hang ing. Several ypttis ngn, wlicn the West was a comparatively new country, nn individual prescntril liimsclf tit tiie door of a log grocery, in tlie snttlclncnt of which we write, and aked if there was ajtulpc in the place. Uponhellig inf'urmnd thnt the store-keeper himself was a jtidp;, the stranger proceeded : "Well. Judsre. vou see the facts of tho enso is tins : 1 wns trayelin' alon with a ri:irdiier down here a piece, an' he plimved mo a silver dollnr which he I had. Well, I wiitittd the money, and i . ....... 11 i ho wastl t InoKin 1 poppeo nun miner tho enr with my pistol. Theu I took his Bilver and tohaeker ami cum along alone; hut I got to thinkin' the matter over, and I don't think I did just the rivJit thi..g by inv pardner. My con liuns has been truublin' me, an I I think I ought to be hung. Nov,Judf'e, if it wouldn't he too much trouble I'd like to have you try tne pretty soon and have tne hung. If you doubt the facts iti the case, there's the dollar I took front my pardner, and you'll find his remains down the road a piece, tin ,ler a log. I'll feci obliged to you, .Iudj,e, if you will have me hung." The judge told the stranger Jo make himself comfortable at tho hotel until he couhl send .-some men down the road to investigate the matter, and if they found the body he would call a jury and try the stranger, as wae desired. Tho dead man being found, the judge summoned a jury and sent word to the stranger at the hotel, that if he would step over to the Rtore they would give him it trial. The stranger appeared immcdeately, shook hands with the judge and jury, invited the court to take a drink, and appeared grateful and satisfied with the proceedings. The trial proceeded socially, and the tenderhearted jury brought in a ver dict of guilty of manslaughter in the first degree. A look of anxiety, which the stranger had woru up to this time, faded fro in his face as he stood up to receive his sentence. "You have ocen found guilty," faid the judge, "of the crime of manslaughter, fot which you are undoubtedly penitent." Here the stranger again began to get anxious and uneasy. "And it," proceeded the judge, "it meets with your approbation, we will try to htiiig you next Sunday morning, at 11 o'clock a. m. In the meantime try to make youself as comfortable at the hotel as possible." The stranger looked a little sad, and the Judge asked him if he wasti't sat isfied ? If there was anything ho could do for him ? "Judge, I hate to bo particular and AiMy," taid the stranger, "but bavin' the ag-r an' fever, the chills come on at 10 o'clock in the mornin', an' if ymi could have me swing off before that I sImuU f'e4 obliged." "Of course," sai.l the Judge, "wo always respect a party's feel 'tigs. No troublo at all. Come round at 9 o'clock, atnl may be we'll get through before church time." Sunday morning at 9 o'clock the stranger came out of the hotel and proceeded to the grocery. There he met a deputation of citizens, one of whom threw a lariat over the limb of a tree, and, as soon as the stranger had taken a chew of tobacco mid shaken bauds all round, they hauled him up. A certain professor was note 1 for having a certain set illmtratious, from which he could not well deviate with out running the risk of a blunder. In illustrating the powerful eflccts ot pru&dt: acid, he was wont to inform the class that a drop placed on n dog's tongue was sufficient to kill him. On one occusion, when lecturing to his class, he said : "Mr. Smith," addressing a young man w hse chance of passing was very slender, "w'iRt can you say of prussic acid? It it powerful or otherwise?' "It is rather powerful," said the stu dent, dubiously. "Rather powerful 1" said tho profes sor, indignantly. "Put a drop on your tongue and it will kill a dog." The shout of laughter which follow ed, and Smith's confusion, revealed to tho professor that his illutral:on br.d served a double purpose. There is a story in the Des Moines Register about un Ohio girl who came to Mu.-eat.ino in the spring of 1 ($(!!, ,snd in the full enlisted in the 24lh Io.'va Iniantry, in which regiment t-he rservi 'd till the close of the war. Then she wei.'t back to her fathers house, where she v"8 received with open arms, but never sa.:'l anything about her war history; l in vested several hundred of lu r savings in Northern Iowa hind, and became rich; a member of her own regiment fell in '"ve with her, never dreaming that she had fought at his side, so ch.i'igcd was her appear ante; but si. e t ll him her history and they were married. Then hc told her father about her military cured", and he didn't believe her; but lie visited Ics Moines, consulted Gen. Baker and tho records, and found that ir M ,so. j Why do we admire the pretty feet of a maiden? Because nllV well that I ends well. Kiss My Vife or Fight. There are a few married men who are not averse to seeing their wives kitf'ed, but a correspondent relates the Kpintcd debate on the lull to prohibit particulars of a cuso in which a new ly- crinoline, introduced by Mr. Aikens. wedded Benedict felt himself insult- We publish a fuw of the most brilliant cd because his wife was not kissed. 1 passages. The bridegroom was a stalwart young i Mr. Drummond was an ardent ad rustic, who was known as a formidable tuircr of hoops from childhood, lie operator in a "free light." His bride was born with a love of hoops. When was a beiiutilu! and blooming country girl, only sixteen years of age, and the twain were at a party where a number of young folks id' both sexes were en- joying tlieihtelvee in the gcKid old-fash- loiied id vie. J',vcrv ifirl in the room was called out and k.ssed, except it., the beautiful young bride aforesaid;! and, although there was not a young- ster who was not dying to taste her' lips, they were restrained bv the pre- ; sence of her iierculean liusLaiul, who stood regarding the pirly with a look of sullen dissatisfaction. They, how ever, mistook the cause, for suddenly he expressed himself: Rolling tip his sleeve, ho stepped into the middle of the room, and in a tone of voice that at once secured marked attention, said : "Gentlemen, I have been noticing how things have been working hefe for some time, and I ain't sati.-ficil. I don't wan't to raise a fuss, but '' "What is the matter, John ?" inquir ul half a dozen voices. "Have wo done anything to offend yon?" "Yes, you have; all of you have hurt my feelings, and I have got just this to say about it. Here's every girl in the room has been kissed nigh a dozen times apiece, and there's my wife, who I consider as likely as any of 'em, has not had a single one to night; and I just tell you now, if she-, uou t get as many kisses the rest of the night as any other girl in the room, the man that slights her has got me to lick that's all. Now gu ahead with your plays." Seeing is Believing. A notorious scamp was once brought before an Onondaga justice of the peace. lie was accused of having "come the strap game" over a native. The portly justice, wishing to decide uiiderstaiiiliugly, nskkiLlo fee a sample of his skill. "The party" instantly produced a leather strap, gave it a scientific whisk across the table and remarked : "You see, judge, the quarter under the strap?" "What!" interrupted the dignified functionary ,"do you mean to say there is a quarter under there?" "Sartiti!" was the reply. "No such thing," said the justice. "I'll go you n dollar un it," exclaim ed the prisoner. "Agiecd !" said the justice. With accustomed adroitness the strap was withdrawn, when lo! there was the quarter. "Well," said the astonished Shallow, "1 should nut huvo believed it if I had not seen it with my own eyes. Here is your dollar, and you are fined five dollars for gambling, contrary to the statute in such ease made and provid ed. ' The eloni'tited countcnanco of the I eumbler leuiiii'td no additional evi- dience to testily his appreciation of "lbs sell." It is no mark of a gentleman to swear. The most worthless and vile, the refi so of mankind, the drunkard and prostitute swear, as well as the; Bavaria was eaten up by pauperism best dressed and educated gentlemen, and beggary, in town and country. No particular end wmciits are rcqtiis. This had long been the despair of her ite to give a finish to tho art of curs- ministers of state and religion. It ing. The basest and meanest of man- ' was reserved for an adventurer from kind swear with as much tact and Bkill , beyond seas to free the stale from these as the most refined ; a:id he who wish- i cleaving mischiefs. Thompson laid es to degrade himself to the lowest It is plans so wisely and look his pre level of pollution and shame, should ' cautions so prudently, that the miracle learn to be a common s-carer. Anv was accomplished in one day. On the man has talents enough to learn to curse God, and imprecate perdition on themselves and their fellow men. Pro lane swearing ncv-cr did any man nny good. No man is the richer, or wiser, or hamiier for it It helps no man's 'education or manners ; recommends no otic to uny society. It is disgust lug to the refined ; abominable to the good ; ins'ilting to t!ioso with whom we associate ; degrading to the mind; l nprofitable, needless, ami injurious to society; and wantonly to profane His iiiime.to call His vengeance down, to curs j Htm, and to invoke His ven geance, is, perhaps, of till ntl'discs, the must awful in the sight of God. Louth. The following letter, nddie.-sed to a trenlleman of llarrisburg speaks for itself: Sl mni.:: City, Kansas, March 7, 1871. DtiAIi Sir: We have just organized Sumner county. We have ()) inhab itants in Sumner county. There are VU bachelors in Sumner county. Could there be that number of good, industrious single ladies of your State induced to come to Sumner county, Kansas? If so, I think they can find good, honest, hard workin-' husbands. Yours, Ac. . . Tho t.I'n.pi Toy Napoleon tjs that his return to France U only a question of iii. und tine s jl,uer or lat r he bS rec.rH 0 p-er. Legislating on Hoops. In the Canadian limine of Assem-1 bly, sonic time since, they had quite a . lie was a child ot tender growth lie used to trundle his hoop, all uncoiu scions of the fate that was in store for him. Later in life he swallowed a ring which resulted in a whooping cough, and even now llio eight ot an empty hogshead bought tears to his eyes, Mr. Brown complained that it was impossible now to choose a wife, since her defects were so hidden by hoops and enveloped tu cnno. iie that the naked Speaker Order. Mr. Brown Mr. Speaker. Speaker The honorable gentleman is out of order. Mr. Brown But, Mr. Speaker, the naked Speaker Hold your tonge, sir. Mr. brown llie naked Speaker Upon my soul, Brown, si lence, or I'll have you arrested. Mr. Br iwn IVrtnit tne to explain, Mr. Speaker. When I said the naked Speaker ( yclling)-Olear the galle. ies of ladies, Mr. Sergeant. Mr. Brown In tho name of the seventeen grace and fifteen muses, Mr. Speaker, let mo apologize. I only meant to say that hoops and crinoline had reached 1 to such a rotundity that it was impossble to nnive at the naked-Speaker (frantically') Death and blue devils! Stop, or I'll brain you with the mace. Consider the inipro pt iety of Brown (wildly) Truth! truth! truth! Naked truth was what he was going to say. Mr. Dunbar Ros.i understood li'ts honorable friend to say that the peo ple friend to say that the people could not pass along the streets without be ing assaulted by highwaymon. Now, surely, the honorable member Lake Ontario could not but be aware thnt the character of every member of the House was uticcted by such dam Mr. Talbot objected to such unpar liamentary language. Mr. Ross protested against interrup tion. He was going to say dam Mr. Cameron The Innorable mem ber should not swear in that dreadful manner. Mr. Ross Wasn't doing anything ot kind, but Would bo tempted to do So if not allowed to fini-li his sentence but such a dam order, order !1 a dam contusion he would repeat it bv such dam tremendous uproar. Mr. Wright stood ii) and moved, moid the wildest confusion, that Mr. Ross be expelled from the House for such awful language. Mr Ro.-s( black in the face) exclaim ed that damaging statements was till that he meant to say when he was in terrupted bv 11 foul Mr. Talbot Who's n fool ? Mr. Ross Foolish ass Mr. Cameron Who's an ass? Mr. RossFool'teli assertions of pro fanity. t How Count Rtmford Freed Bavaria of becgars. BV KOMUND QUISCY. morning ol llie 1st ot January, K.hi, the hosts of beggary went forth in their strength to spoil the land. Be forj night they were all under arrest Htid the next morning humanely pro vided fiir. The helpless and impotent were more comfortable than they had ever been before, while the sturdy and able-bodied were set to work nod made useful members of society. Ami this was done with so much discretion and wist) humanity, that no vestu.i interest or even prejudice was disturbed, while the whole population breathed freer at being released fr ui this odious burden Even the ancient guid o' beggars Was so tenderly dealt with, that tli y bless ed the ihungi! which hud abolished it; ami on one occasion when their bene- fact r was ill, they w to the cathedral t" oil lit in procession r up prayers for his recovery and on another, they Set apart an hour every dav lor i oe .loWt'i;! i. . i.. same service in ins lichait. Month!'', iit April. "Loll--cog igculeii writes a younjr of fashion, lady, ".no going out vouir' men b iie' at last COII ICCll III ihe stoniilitv id' niuking matrimo ual engagement's until thev are in a posi tion lo fulfill their promihu at once. el5rid .ct.what has became of the II I i' reused my W"h Ullow I km .ul I y ,nll.k wheat "".,r" ' " "O 1 I had waited you Sixteen Reasons. A writer in one of our exchanges gives the following plain and forcibl i reasons for abstinence from the use of intoxicating liquors as a beverage. It is a view (ninct i' lied bolh'by religion and common sctife : 1. ISecauso ale, porter, gin, rum, brandy, etc., all contain a spirit which is calculated to derange the human system. 1. Uecntiso none ot these drink?, ns an habitual beverage, are ever useful, but always injurious to persons in health, and ninny professing Christians both young and old, have been rub.ed by thcin 3. Because drunkenness is a beset ting sin, and leads to idleness, quar relling, swearing, fighting, stealing, adultery, murder, and almost every other sin, and liualiy to eternal nitse 4. Because drinking produces pover ty, bankruptcy, destruction ot pro perty, loss of reason, disease and pre lum u re death 5. Because a great deal of valuable time, labor and capital, are worse than' wasted upon making, vending and us ing these drinks. 0. Bucau.se over seventy millions of money, being more than the whole rev enur.are annually expended upon them ill the United Kingdom, which ought to bo laid out iu loud and manufac tures. 7. Because nearly six millions of bushels of good grain are annually destroyed in this Christian land to make those liquors, while the markets are high and many of the poor are starving. 8. Because intemperance obstructs the progress of civilization, education, the religion tf Jesus, and every use ful reform. 9. Because abstinence is sure and safe, but drinking moderately is dan gerous, and has lend to all the drunk enness in the world. 10. Because I find I cannot effect ually warn the drunkard, or set him example, unless I niu myself an en tire abstainer. " 11. Because I like to join those who are exerting themselves to promote the temporal and spirital reformation and happtnestuif man. VI. Because tt is important to set a safe example of perfect sobriety to our children, friends and associates. 13. Because it is our Christian duty to deny ourselves even of lawful things to promote the happiness of others. 14. Because, while millions in time and eternity have repented of drink, ing, not one has ever repented of ab stahihg. 10. Uerausp. while no blessing is prom unced upon drinking, God's ap proval is frequently recorded in favor ol abstinence. I.N-e.kr. xxxv ; Lame i, 15: Rom. xiv,21; I'rov. xx, 1.) lli. Because 1 should be a- hamed to touch, taste, handlu, or keep in my house, the article which is filling the laud with dissipation, vice, poverty, misery, lamentation and woe. y Too Poo". M iore.of the Rural New-Yorker,was sitting in his olh'co, one afternoon, some years ag", when a farmer friend came in a mi said : "Mr. Moore, I like your paper, but times are so hard I cannot pay for il." "Is that so, friend Jones? I'm very snrry to In ur that you lire so poor; if you are so hard run I w ill give you my paper." "Oh, no! I can't take it as a gift." "Well, then, let's, see how wu can fix it. You raise chichens, I believe." "Yes, a fe.w, but they don't bring anything, hardly." "Don't they? Neither does my paper cost anything, hardly. I will continue your paper, und when your g; homo you may select from your lot one chicken and call her mine. Take good care of her and bring mo the pro ceeds, whether in egtrs or chickens, und we will call it square," "All right, brother Moore;" and the obi fellow chuckled at what he thought a capital Imvgan. He kept the contract strictly, and at the end of the year found that he hail pit id about four prices for Ida paper. He often tells the joke on himself, and say.-, he never hud the face to say he w as too pour to take a paper since that day." , The fiillow'ng is told of a young soci ety cent'.emuii, who graduated from Harvard: at tho examination of phy sics ho was a.-ked : "Mr. , What 1 planets were known to the ancients?" I rc. podi d, " Ti.c-ru were Venus i ,,, Jupiter, and ailcr a pause, but 1 atu not quite I think the Furtl cerium. An Arkans.is man, sent'-iced to be haiiL'.-d. is in a bad wav. The neigh- Inline? carnciiler refused to build the gallovs, ami tho Sherilf doi.'t know how. The prisoner isa carpenter him self, and the Sherilf has tried sev- I times to have him build it, but he say"lVll bo hanged if he will Almost any young b'dy haspubiie spirit enough to he willing to have i i' .1 . I A .......I !'.. a ....iir. j her lumcr t uuum uws " .....- A Practical Joke. The Congrcgatiomtlitt has an anec dote : A tew days ago two young men went from Massachusetts to Jlarttord to make a visit. They were excellent in every way, and carried little relig ious cards in their pockets with suita ble niottos, in order lo sow seed by the wayside. They were very anxious to see' Dr. Bushnell, and yet did not feel bold enough to call on the great man. The relative whom they wjre visiting, was engaged in one of the banks, and told them that the doctor was in the habit of dropping in there pretty oft en ; and that, in fact, he must come in soon, as there was some money await ing him. One morning while the two were in the bunk, thinking that perhaps the Doctor might happen in an elder ly man with a felt hat, put on rather slouchdy, a grayifh black suit, a big oak walking slick, and tho air of a well-to-do and Id nil", outspoken farmer came in as though he belonged there, and received a thick roll of greenbacks from the cashier. They had that vile smell which money much handled gets, and the old gentleman (it was Dr. Bushmill) began in Ins sharp way to jerk out something about this "filthy ctirrrency, and lo stigmatize it who terms a good deal mote turcible limn legant. lhe young men looked at the chlerlv one with a good deal ot commiseration, and overhauling the.r eliirious cards, nicked out one, and ap proaching him, put it into his hand. It contained the word?, "Are your thoughts sure?" What the doctor thought can hardly be imagined, nut we can conjecture w hat the young men thought, when thoir friend came out from behind the counter, unconscious of what hud passed, and introduced . them to tho Rev. Dr. liushueli, oi whose piety they had heard so much, and whom'they" so greatly desired to see. History "drops tho veil on - the scene at just this point. Gunpowder. , When gunpowder. was first discover ed to possess a projectile power, ib military application was confined to a kind of mortar or bombard,, intended as a substitute for the enormous batter ing machiiHS then usually constructed. 'I ho commencement of the fifleentTr" century was the time of their origin in the "field ; for though the more mod ern author, Vilani, asserts that they w ere used at the battlo of Crcssy, the more accurate Froissart is enterely si lent abont them. Bilius, a noble and learned Milanese, who lived at tho time, speaks in his history of hand guns as tir,H used at the seige of Lucca in 14150. The Florentines had artille ry which discharged lame stones by means of gunpowder. "But the Luc ehese," says Bilius, "besides darts and nrrnu'd lovi- nted a new kind of weap on ; in their hands they held a kind of club, about a cubit and a half in length; t this we-ro attached iron tu' cs, which, being filled with sulphcr and uitre, bv the force of fire emitted iron balls. 'The blow, if it struek.wiis certain destruction neither armour nor shields were sufficient protection, for often two or three dep, if fired up on, would be transpierced bv a single ball." "A Large Contract.". A pretty good story is told of him" self (siys the Boston Traveler) by a season ticket holder on the Boston and Mai.ie Railroad a wide-awake, jolly, genc.-ous, joke-loving gentleman, Dem ocrntiu in his politcs and liberal in his religion. Riding in a horse car a short time since, with the Catholic priest of his village, who has been active in try ing to induce IdsfocU to become tem perate, ho familiarly addressed him iu language soractiiing as follows : "Fath er , you a.e doing a pretty g d work jtift now I don't know hut you are doing as much good ao all the oth er clergymen in town." The priest quietly replied that he was doing whet he could to improve his people. "I'll tell you whut it is," continue!) the gen tleman, "I have been thinking about utteiiding your church, but was afraid it would cost too much to get all my sins partitioned." "Oh," said the priest, "we can manage your case ; when we have a very large contract we make a liberal discount I the laugh- tt that followed thu response only closed when the cars reached tho end of thir route. And the cuptain lauutis over the story us he repeats it until lliia dav. An optical illusion. A chandler h.ivin;; had some catidlcs stolen, a per.-oii bid him be of good cheer, "for, in a short time," said he,"they will all coiiui to light." Lu lies want to be employed as post office clerks. One of their strangest recommendations is that they will secure greulor regularity in tho arrival of males. A young man being asked why the hair on the top of his head was so thin, exclaimed, "The trills pulled U out . . i " i ... pulling tne in iu wiu w union, A fence in Detroit bears the inscrip tion : "For tore eyes or piles, rea'l thc 7V'A?ia"