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BY W. ALMA:
r i 't actp
• PHtge./4,?1T spappr,
-*WAYNESBORO', PA, • !
..• - offite ailhe Waynesboro'- "Corner rug
:Store." • Drug
33. FR A. IsTT 0",
Has resumed the practice of Medicine.
QFPICErr,In the Walker Buildiinv-near
'the Bowden-house:--NiglitleallS- shouid-bc-
Made at his residence 'on Main Street, ad
joining the Western School House.
July 20-tf •
JOIIIN A.: IIIYSSOIIIO,
• ATTORNEY AT LAW, , •
lIAVING been, admited to Practice Law
atthe several Courts in Franklin Coun,
ty, all business entrusted to &is care will be
promptly attended ,to;- •Post 'Office , address
3 . fercersburg, Pa. . 1;
' ATTORNEYT -
WAYNESBORO', PA, /
t •-- " ;
Willgive prom& ond:0 Oseattention to nli
business eiitruted to his car next
door, to' theißoirderi House,•i t tbllrnllcer
, _ Day()
J - CDSMPB3 ..IDOtgifixA.S,
Practices - in the several Courts of Franklin
and , adjacent Counties., , '
- Estate - 'based:Ulla scild 7 ;.:and
FirelnsUran . he effeeted - zon reasivable terms.
December ICI 4871, • !
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- ExpeiTeii66 - 1. firTeriti4ryorql insert iya;
f .sets of Teeth at'priees to, bait, the thiles. •
Peb. 16,1871.- • .
Aft =tt.f . , - . Sift IlAtt
FORNERI OF 31EASBURG
ft:EFERS - lus - pssiona servrees o - e
'IL/citizens af"Wa - vjaeShariY Aiiid
Tin. Smith:ti n liaS•relitiiltiished an exten
siyeprietlee'at,ll,lefeershtng, .Where lie has
been * . thrbitiin'epthi,'ongagcl,foi alzumber of
. ybatt iri:the_practiee of his
'He has opened•an.Office in IV.II - ynesboto',,
at the.resiclenee_ofljeat o'Bescire,,.„ his,
NlieTe..he,can fonnitht all
tittles •when not p4ofessionalbr envied.
:JnIT 20 , 1871.—t£ • • t•-4
13. R j:'8,11,0 L-T 8,
WAYN,ES - BOUO',
,Can be found at all at his office where
he is prepared to insert teeth on the best
basis n use and at. prices to suit2the times.
Teeth extracted, without pain by the use of
chloroform, eather, nitrous oxidegas or the .
freezing process, in a manner surpassed by .
,none. ' ,
We the undersigned being acquainted With
A. K. Branisholts for the past year, can rec.,
ommend him to the public generally to be
Dentist well qualified to perform all ope
rations belonging to Dentistry in the most
Dis.q. B. AMBERSON, I. N. SNIVELY,
'B. A: HERRING, J. M. RIPPLE,
J. J. OELLIG, - 'A. a BONBRAXE,
T. D..FRENCH. -
TO' THE LADIES!
MRS. C.. L. TIOLLINBERGER has just
received a full supply of new Millinery
goods. Ladies are invited to call and examine
her stock. •
npr, 20. '
Z. 0_ "JE3R.A_OICiaIiT
S. E. Corner of the Diamond,
$j 1S at all times a fine assortment of Pic
tures Frames and Mouldings. Call and
s ee specimen pictures. June tf.
_p o ,
W A TCH -L5 $ AN.l,9^, iTZ Tr-V.4 r t
883 WEST BALTIMORE STREET,
BALTIMORE, MD. •
.Watches Repaired and Warranted."9SU
tiaiN'ewelry Made and Repaired. - Eia
July 13; 1871.-tf.
NUM AND CONVELEONG.
•lIE undersigned Aiaving had some' ten
years experience as a pracLical 6urveyor
is prepared to do all kinds of surveying,
laying out and dividing up lands, also all
kinds of writing usually , done by Scrivener:..
Parties wishing work done can call on, or
address the undersigned•at Waynesboro', Pa.
feb 2—tf 3 • A. 13. STOLER;
►TRiE subscriber informs the public that he
-11_. continues the Barbering business in the
room next door to• Mr. Reid's Grocery Store,
and is at all times prepared to do hair cut
ting, shaving,s hanipooning etc: in the best
style.. The patronage of the public is respect
fully solicited. . r
Aug .23 1871. W. A: PRICE.
NEW MALLENERA STOSEI
AIMS. RATE G. STOVER announces to
the ladies of Waynesbbro' and vicinity
that she has commenced the Millinery bus
iness in front room next door to the 'Hard
ware Store of S. B. Rinehart, and has open
ed out a. full line of Spring and Summer
Goods, embracing all the latest styles.
Ladies are , invited to call and examine
her goods. - May 11-tf
CONCAVE CONVE t:
X spectacles, a
Has never ceased to play ;
The song the stores ofmourning snaff
,Has newer died away. ~• , •
By, all ;things near and far,
The ocean lociketh up: to beaten .
-" Apd.'4oOra" every; "'
Its waves are kneeling to .the :strand,
As kneels the human knee e . . r
Their lilait'e.loAT: lioivfng to' thesitnd,
• The irleSthbed of 'the sea
They pour their glittering treasures
Their gifts , of pearls they lying,.
Ancl ill the
The green earth'sends her incence up
From many dmountain shrine ;
From folded leaf and dewy cup
She pours her saciid wine.
The mist above-the momint; rills
• ise wu i e as wings o ,prayer
The altar curtains of the hills
Are sunsets .purple air. •
The wind With-hymns of praise are loud,
The thunder organ of the
The drooping tears of rain.
With drooping head and 13ranchei crossed
The twilight forest grieves,
Or speaks with tongue's. of Pentecost
From all its sunlit ; leaves.
The bluesky is the temple arch,
Its transcept earth and• air,
The music of the stary march
The chorus of a prayer.
:So Nature keep . s the reverent frame
With which her veers be un
Editor .Record.:-It seems to me that
thelidends of the-South Mountain R. R.
Co. are unduly, exercised over, my 'article
published in the. Record of the rith ult.
In that article "think I represented*litir
'lythe 'ciaints oktiie rival.Conipanies and
the;.obfeetions that,l had 'heard. made to
each. I did not state these objections on
my own authority or youth for their
What I stated as my ,own opinion and
as facts which ,I believe ,wouldnot be dia.-
puted is as follows : . „
"1. 'The measured distance from Way
"neAiiro',to.Tinrrisburg,by the Miramar
"is 60,miles. the South Mountain,
"(admiting the distance from Waynesboro'
"to Pine Grove-to be but '27 'miles,) it
"is 651.. , .
"2..1t is manifeatthat the' cost (per
"mile) of a road from Pine Grove to Tray
"nesboro' it exceed that from Shippens
"burg:and withmhigher grades." , '
"3.. It is Manifest that a road through
"the:Valley would accommodate a larger
"number of people and do • a larger lmsi
"ness ;„ and, by connecting with the C. V.
,at Scotland or Shippensburc b ,
"would afford easy access to the 'County
"4 The Miramar asks $llO,OOO from
‘‘the people of Washington', Quincy, Guil
"ford and, Greene .(not including the Mont
"Alto Furnace) while the South Moun
tain virtually *nuts $150,000 from . the
"borough of - Waynesboro' alone."
, And that thosi facts were of themselves
suficient to decide the question.., •
:,My opinion in relation . to the probable
cost of theSOUth Mountain extension - and
the steepness of the: grades required. to
overcome the summit, was , - based upon
the statement, of a man who said he ' had
linnied - throulth those Mountains for thir
ty years and was familiar with the ,; route
pfoposect and there wasss:rtainlyn; strong
pre6dinption that'that portion of the line
through the Mountains Would • be more
costly than a corresponding line through
the Valley. "
Hy statement that "the South Moun
tain virtually wants $150,000 from the
Borough of Waynesboro' alone" was- bas
'ed upon information that none of these
bonds could .be sold in Quincy, and but
a stall portion' if any outside Waynes
boro." • •
In comparing the relative 'value of the
stoc:/.1 and Bond scheme, I intimated a
doubt as to the soundness of the bonds.
It .rpay be I was in error in this. I bus
ed bay opinion partly on the company's
report of operations last year, partly on
the reported fdet that - the road is built
wholly or nearly so -with , bonds,
'did not believe its position in relation to
travel and traffic:such as to make it a
paying road, even with - the Waynesboro'
extension. • That was a -mere matter of
Opinien and I shall, be very happy to
change it 'when it is shown to be errone
I had not the least desire or intention
to "misrepreseut" the' South Mountain
CO. and I pertainly "fabricated" • nothing.
Islcithing.is gained in any business by
misrepresentatien„and in this case the
facts are, in my opinion (and I thiik in
the' opinion of the majority of the- people)
so strongly in favor of the Miramar route
thatmo misrepresentgtion is required.
Afew words in reply to "Busing."
1. . It is true that three lines were run
through Cumberland Co. and that it has
‘A , triti . poeht,.
BY J. COVUITTIER
Take up the.solig.the shig
n a er..b7gns an, .voices s
The prayerless heart of man
itiEtithilueouci ' acting.
THE R.,R. QUESTION.
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. ./I. 4 3PARCIELT - NEvirsrp --DEVOTD - T0 LITERATURE,-LITERATURE, LOCAL : AND GENERAL ;NEV7,S;• E_ T_C .
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WAYNESBOIto')VRANKUEN-'‘COUN. TY - .1. PA :TIE
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`'not been` detefiitiin . ect(eiccel'ptat onepoint)
upon which the rolid'will be located.
The objebt -- of - ese threelines and of no
definite 'location till required was first to
ascertain t e best and seciitidly
the better To se'cu're right away and inb
2. AT.corarCilor constriiiffirg -
Miramar,road through Cnraberiand„CO..
has been awarded, groand was broken .on
thb 29th'ult., the contractor' now - at
Work and Says he can complete the. road
IlirOu_gh . _,Cumbeiliiiid7 - ett., inside o,ti
months• if required.. •.•
3. The Eastern terminus has not been
defaately,fiXed because there Was no im
mediate necessity. ftx . it, and iv leaving
the . point in doubt. larger 'conditional
subscriptions have , been made by differ
4. By the, line
. reco'mmended by . the
Engineer the diitance from White
(about 2. miles from .ilarrisharg) to ,the
Franklin Co. line is 37i miles, from that
- and none of the lines
by Dillsburg which has'been abandoned)
will much if any exceed•thatdistance.•
I give the above on:the authority ,of
the president of the Company: • •
5: - If "Business" can' 'find' any. finer
country, either in this valley or elsewhere
than that traversed, throughout
th by he MV
Jy Jriirriar line, , his ju g
ment of land differs greatly froin• mine.
Nor do I think his statement tat "the
vast body of iron ore lieS on the South,
sideof the-Mountain" will 'be cd-insided - in
by many. At any rate thelorelegalready_
opened on the North side and immediate
ly contiguous to.Miramar will afford more
ore than the road can transport- or :the
B. A first mortgage haiing been ex
ecuted on the South Mountain Iron
road, as now completed, I had , supposed
that any subsequent mortgage upon , the
whole property including extension would
necessarily be 'a 2d mortgage. In this it
seeems I was in error.
7. The "men who represent" the South
Monntain Co. are doubtless gentlemen of
the highest respectability and would not
not believe to be sound—but they do not
offer to guarantee these bonds and if they
should turn out to be mistaken in their
opinion their respectability would scarce
It might be' pertinent to ask what por
tion of the4reient bonded debt of. the
Company is held by these. gentlemen and
what portion of the new proposed bonds:
for extension 'they will take.
, "Who represents Miramar" "Business"
asks. .11Tell, 800 citizens of Cumberland
County 'Who have subscribed enough mon
ey to, grade and bridge the road through
their county 'and 'at their head a: wealthy
Citizen, who Chas himself subscribed largely
and is abundantly able to fulfill all his
engagements. These men believe the road
will pay and they havC , tested their faith
be taking stock themselves.. A few words
reply, to "R. G." and I am done.
1. "R. G." a'. article is upon the whole fair
and candid--,though I suspect there is a
small ethiopian in the fence, who is not
quite ready yet to exhibit .himself. But
is riot "IL G." a little too precise. When
I said the Miramar proposes to build a'
through line from the Susquehanna to the
Potomac; is anybody. ..misled ? "Susque
hanna" is. not quite correct ; but Whitehall
mile.this side is- practically 'the same
and since the road must at present tap the
C. V. R. R. somewhere this side themver,
it makes no great difference whether it be
at Bridgeport, Whitehall, or 'Shiremans
town: since that article was ritten Me
chanicsburg.has.been suggested as a com
promise with .the C.. V. in relatrimii. to a
proposed Dillsbur,„o. branch, but - the;" mat
ter has.:not been decided: :
Did I say, "the Miramar propose for
.the sum of $160,000.t0.-give us a ;through
line from the , Susquehanna to the Pao-
MaC ?',"(I have not the' Record of the , ' , 3 - d
ult by me') That' I confess is a loose state
ment, but could anybody suppose that I
meant anything more than that the .Mir
axtiar proposes to build a At from river
to river and'ean doit, if the people will
S'ubscAhe the' necessary amount of money.
to grade and bridge it. They have clone
this in ~Cumberland Co. and the road
there is a fixed fact, if the people of Frank
lin' will subscribe:inlike
. proportion' the
road will be extended thiough that county
.and so on to the Piitomac, ..1? did not of
course "mean that "the Company would
guarantee a road from river -to river for
8169,000 and 'I dont think anYbodywould
SEoinderstiiiid it; especially as the people
are well informed 'as to what ;the Compa
ny does. .propose. , •
2.:The:Southern Pa. R. R. Co. issued
believe) Ist Mortgage bonds to the a
mount of $25,000 per mile. That was
certainly inereilian to•'. pav for
superstructure and equipment,-yet
,V. R. R.'took '5300,000 , of those bonds.—
So the whole' cost of the road betweenShip
psnsbu4and Waynesboro' riright be cov
ered.bY ISt MOrt. bonds "(as proposed of
the South Mountain)andallbetaken by the
people, but it would be bad policy as L
3. Citizen says, "It clahns to be strong
ly supported; by the Penn. and the Read
ing R. R. Co's and to have the promise
of substantial aid from them." ' Well I
understand from the President's Report
that the COmpany does claim that. "R:G.'
thinks this aid can, be obtained' but only
on the usual terms. Now what are the
usual terms ? These : The lessee puts on
equipment* and runs the road (which it
can probably d 025 per cent. cheaper than
the Co. could itself.) It , charges the
Company the exact, cost of At and
8 per cent. on-the value of rolling stock
—everything beyond it turns over to the
Co. Now what is there unfair abont that?.
Could a Fore favorable arrangement pos
sibly be made , ? In the, case of a road lik.
the Miramar which probably • :do a
large business from - the start;- and' ['whose
bUsinmswill increase- , year by. year i is not
such an arrangement better even than a
guarantee of 8 per dent: on-the•stockl. Re
member. that•the --net earnings- of the C.
,V. R. R. are now 18 , 1- per cent.- on: the
YoTe - if - 1d and - nd
,uole cost •of roar .. equipment ant
increasing yearly, .': • ;.• ~ *1 -I - •1: .
"R. G." may say - that the stockholders
are owners. of_ the.road.artd.shiTuld run it,
but•niay not the owner of apropertyman
age it through,an agent--4. is true that
the lessees would probably' be-bondhold
ers and "their interests ' are in a 'Certain
sense autagomstical to' those of the stack
holders, but their interest would 'be 'also
to do as large a 'hash:less as Pessible for
the benefit of 'their main line'to4hich this
' is a feeder. The only' way, then, for them
to cheat the 'stockholders would be by de
liberately falsifying the' accounts and'rep
resentingthe receipts as smaller, or the
expences greiter.,,than they really,
lut_is_this_to_be_presumed ? - ' .--, ,
— Besides - itwould - not - butasy tO • do'• this
without detection and the Co. might make
provision in the leak for some check, such
as the right to appoint some of the officers,
the right to examine books or both andl
presume the' laiv' would in any " case' give
it a remedy.if it had reason ' to suppose
its interests were being,sacrificed.
- r - ,bie,'
le objett — ofthrough,lines• mak
ing terms so, favorable with feeders, ii for
the purpose of encouraging the, people to
build them.. _ _
- 4.• "R. G.",.4itya the.l‘liramarii au f lron
Co_witk an_ei nstic_chartei_that_give's _it
power to build railroads anywhere 'and
"issue an unlimited amount of stock, not
only for railroads but for extensive lands
and dear knows what." - '
The charter gives it power to purchase
ore lands and connect them by a: railroad
with any existing R. R.' in the state,. , but
it can only have one R. R. While the
charter is broad, it is not the. intention of
the Co. so the Prerident informes . me, to
do more than what has been 'proposed, viz :
—to build a R. R. from a point hear the
Susquehanna' to the • South bouralry:'of
Franklin Co. near WayriesboroL-Lof:coure
listutkluddersi_iftheyttldirL—theLe . hatter
too liberal can take measures to restrict
its powers: •
• The ;Southern Pa. R. R. cite&
G." is no criterion. That, example need
not be followed unless the 'stockholders so
will. 5. "R. G." Says, "the simple ques
tion before us is whether we will take
$llO,OOO of Miramar stock or' $150,000
of S. 'M. Ist Mort. 7 per cent. 'bonds—and
get one of these roads. The one will 'sure
ly pay 7 per cent and of the other let each
one ,judge." answersllo, , ,,ooo'lrom
Washington, Quincy (not including the
'Mont Alto Iron Co.):, Guilford and Green
toWnships the extensiohofMir
amar to Waynesberp'—will slso,ooosub
scribed by the sanie 'partieeinsitre the 'ex
tension of the S. M. R.'lL:to Waynesboro'?
Where is - the other $450;000 to come from?
„I - low do pit knoW 'these bonds "will' stire
ly pay per
,cent." ?- - BeCaiiSe - they call
fOr that. amount. on.their face.? Since the
road-is reported•to• .be. .built entirely (or
nearly so) with' bonds;"it is'. evident • that
it must earn (net)' 7 per cent.,onitS whole
cost (and Something lesidss for 'sinking
fund) to make the bonds sound. Now has
not the Mirainar least as good a chance
to earn 7 per Cent.. on its'Whole Cost
6. "Citizen" didnoi say that South-Moun
:Min route was impracticable ite.. He said
it Was so .reported. According 'to the sur
vey just completed, It • seems that the -re
port was incorrect: .7. 'Unless I have been
- miss informed the S. M. their agents 'ir
'friends 'set up this' "man of straw"—, Jay
'Cook's endorsement 'of, the. ..bands.' Since
the COMpany does not offer suell endorse
ment, the question. as !It& whether , ' Jay
'Cook and Co. would endorse them is-not
in order, informed'thsit Mont
Alto Iron Co. ;were asked to take $l5O,
.000=-Of the bonds—and hence 'so• stated.
9. I did not intend to treat - . "Farmer's"
proposition for ,'road from the , "Vestern
'Maryland; via.lWaynesbore. to. Marion,
or extension of . the "Tape, Worm"' with
disresPect. 'I think either di• both , roads
would be excellent - outlets, for Waynes
boro',.-but simply to, depreciite thY,
cussion: of projects which weie • not
before and thus diStracting their
minds and risking the Success Of roads that
were practically ; before them. I think
' the "TaPaVorm".:will be eitented soon
er or later and , without the help of Way
nesboro, lint' it will. be some time•first.—
' As for, the' other; While it Would- be an ex
cellent conneetion; t I think from agener,
' , al knowledge of the country: it would he
10. 'have not time or space ~ to discuss
the ,"Narrovi Gauge" question— I will
simply say, that. fmm what have . read,
I "strongly approve luelt fodd:s'underlome
circumstances, as<for example us an'. out
let for Mining 'regions or' through ,sparse
lysettled aectiMis of - the', West where the
.wide, gauge, would, not, pay. Through
thickly settled countries or .for general
I•traffic I think the wide gauge preferable.
I '_sad' and I thtnk truly, that"the riar
row.gauge is not "such a road as the com
munity require s, or will accept if it can•
get a ode g a uge." If filLeonnecting roads.
were narrow, it would ifes;ils they are not,
as transhipment of .freight is troublesome,
expensive and involves delay, and as a wide
gauge would undoubtedly pay a good re
turn on its cost, why not have it ? . The
closing 'remarks of "R.-G." are excellent
and meet my'' hearty 'approval---1. assure
him that my "Fv.r" is in ,perPect 'order,
and I have no other desire than that the
respective merits of the rival lines shall
be fairly and truthfully , loClTlZEefore„tqthe
Lots of young ladies don't Got , the
names of,their best friends ; some do, clot
even kliow.what their own I,nr..ics may he
a yenr hence.
I SD'Air; MPTFAIBER 14, 1871:
DEATH OF PHCEBE CAREY.:
Our readers are more or less • familiar
with the names and writings of the sisters;
Alice and' Phoebe Carey. Alice died a
bout six months ago; - and :Phoebe follow
ed her on the 31st• ult.".:(l' in: -.at ,Neiv-
port; whither she ,had been rtaken
by her frieuds in hopes of regaining her
impaired health: In a lengthy 'and:.
terristing notice. of her life'amideatlii the
TribAke :_relates_the_fol I owing_leautifuL
and instructive ; incident in connection
with. the - hymn. written by Jars 7Phcebe--
a - favorite in many ,- .christian, - families—
-One sweetly solemn'tbought ,
Comes to me o'er and o'er:
I'm nearer my home to-day
Thanoyerl've been before
~ h.: •
' .arer 'my Father's himse, •
Wheie the many mansions be;
Nearer the cvetal Sea ;
Nearer the bound of lifO,
Where we lay our burdens down;
Nearer leaving the'ciross; . .
Nearer gaining the, crown. , : .
But the waves•of that:silent sea
9 w i e ore-my-sag i t
, ; That brightly the other side. •
,; Break-Oa a shore oElight.•
lt,my mortal feet
have almost gained the brink
If, it, be - gin nearer home
Even to-day thar4thiek
Father, perfect my . trust,.
Let niy spirit feel in death
That her feet are firmly set
'On,the Rock of a dying faith
'A gentleman in :China, _intrusted with_
packages for a young man from his friends
in the United States, learned that., he
woidd prObabli be found in a certain
gambling- house.. He went - thither, - but
not seeing the young man, sat down and
Waited' in the hope, that, he might . come
men' getting angry over their 'cards 'and
frequently coming to blows:riNear. him
sat two men—one . young, the other 40
years of age, They . . were betting',a id
drinkini; in a 'terrible way; the older one
giving utterance continully to- the 'foul
est profanity. Tiro game's had been fin"
ished,,the young man ,losing each time.
The third game had just commenced with.
fresh bottles of brandy; 'and "the young
'Man laid lazily back in 'his chair 'while
the' elder shuttled his cards, avid the.young
man looking carelessly about the room,.
began to hum a tune. He went, on, till
ationgth he be g anto sing, the hymn of
Plieebe Carey above (Dieted.. d ,` The words,"
says the writer of the story, "repeated
in such a vileplace at forst made , me'
Shudder. A Sabbath School hymn in
a gambling den l" , But while the young
man sang the, elder dropped dealing
the cares stared at the singer a mo
ment, andthrowing the cards on the - floor
exclaimed "Harry where did you learn
that tune ?" ""What tune?" "Why that
tune you'v been singing." : . The• young
man said he did not know what he had
_peen singing, when the elder repeated the
,words, 'with. tears in his eyes, and 'the
young inan'said he had learned • them in
a Sunday school in America.. ."Come,"
said the elder, getting up, "come /
here'S'What Won from . you go - and -use'
it•for'some good purpose. As for me ,as
Ged - searme; I have played my last game,
and drai k. niy last ,bottle, ' I have mis
led you, Harry, and I am sorry. Give
me your hand my boy, and say ,that, for
old America's sake if for no other, you
will Ault. 4his infernal business." The
gentleman who-tells the story (originally
published in the Boston Daily AT.ews) saw
these two men.leave the' gambling house
toiether, and , walk away arm in arm, and
'he remarks : "It must be a great source
of joy to Miss Carey to know that her
lines ; which have comforted so , many
christianhearts, have been the means of
awakening in the breast of two tempted
and erringmen,:on the other side ef' the
globe, a resolution . to lead a better, life.—
it was a source of great joy to Miss Ca
rey, as We - haPpen to . know. Before us
lies a private letter to an aged, friend in
thig city, -with the printed story enclosed
and containing this comment : "I en:
close the hymn and the story for you, not
because lam vain of the notice; but be
cause I thought you would- feel apeculiar
interest in ;them when you knew thehynm
:was written eighteen years ago (1842) in
your house. I composed it in the little
l back , third story', bed-room, one Sunday
morning after coming from _ church; and
it makes me very happy to think that_ a
nyword I could say , has-done alittlegood
in the, world." - - -
learned counsellor, in
. the middle of
an affecting appal in court on a 'slander
suit, let fly the folloWing flight of genius :
"Slander, gentleman, like a boa constric
tor :of and immeasurable
Proportions, Wraps' the; coil of its unwide
ly body aboutitk unforttutate victim; and'
heedless of:the i3hrieks of agony that come
from the 'inmost depths . of his victim's
soul, laud 'and reverberating as the mighty
thunclei that, rolls in the heavens, it final
ly breaks its 'unlucky neck' upon: the' iron
wheel of public opinion, forcing him to
desperation, then to madness, and finally
crushing him' in the hideous , jaal.'-4mor
tal death! Judge give me-a chttw of to.'
bacco !" - - -- -
There is a ladrliving in-Lincoln calm
tv, Tenn, who was married at _the age of
eleven-years and nine months; she . is
44 - years old, and has had.l7 children.-.--
Her oldest childispll years old. She is the
grandmother of 26 children,-
The District Schooliqaster..,
Thereii one thing. in' this basement
worlds t 1 .1 always ; look upon' with• mint
feelings of pity and respect.. • ,
There iz one marlin this Worldto whom
I aiwayi" take - npli 'my hat, and, 're
main_uncoreduntil he gits- kfely by,:
andthat is the_ distrikt schoolmaster.
When I meetlin;t "look on-hiin„ as a
marter just returned.from the stake ,of , on
,to be cooked. ,
_ile_leads_a_mortionesome_ andlein gle
life than - an old bacheloiamtamore anx
us one than an old made.. „
He iz remembered just about as long'
and affectionateli as, a' gide board ix' by ,a
pack pedlur: ' " ' .
Br he undertakes to make his schollars
lut , ' -him the 'chances are, he will neglect
their lurnin, and iff dunt lick um. now,
and then pretty often, ;they will soon
The distrikt schoolmaster ain't 'got a
friend . = the fiatside of the globe. The
put water in his hair die, and the school
cumittv' Make him work for lalf the Mon
ey a bartender gets and boards him round
the neighborhood ; where: they, give him
rye cefly sweetened.with molasses to diink
and codfish bolJi three tiniel a daY:fif
ty uv 'biles all over him, .and no doubt
they were all uv one breed:. ,
Every young on - hi the' dietrikt 'is a
bile uv a different breed; araLeach 'young.
-one needs a different kind uv- poi -to.
gefa good head on him. ,„ • *,
Enny man who has hept distriktschool
ten years, and hai bearded,Mtuid nabor
hoods, ought' to Major general, 'and
.have. a penehun fur the rest uv his natu-•
ral days, and a hoss and wagin-tu-du-biz
goin around in. 740* Billings, ,
Facts About Life.
It is .singular how much, method has
been discovered in the , sceming irregular-,
ities of life. Things that appear the most
casual occur With•wonderful order when
the aggregate is taken into account. Take;
for instance, the - height of - nian. What
influence, has it on longevity ?.HOW can
we.know whether we arc fortunate' n this
respect?' Facts show' that one's height does
affect one's-day's, and tall men live longei
than short ones.' • • ,
-r. Marriage, too,, .affects, longetivity, -fav
orably? Yes; ,married men live longer
than single men. One's profession has an
important relation to life: Thus, out of
one hundred of each of the following pro
fessions, the number of those who attain
their seventieth, year is, among clergy
men, 42 ; fiumers, 40 ; traders' and man
ufacturers, 33 ; soldiers -and clerks, 32 ;
lawyers, 29'; artists, 28 ; professors; '27';
physicians, 24. Thus it appears that those
who heal us kill themselves more rapidly
• The average duration of life is 33 years.
One-fourth of the born die before they
reach the age of 7 -years, and the half be
fore the 17th year. Out of 100 persons
only 6' reach 'the age of 60 years, and on
ly 1 in'l,ooo reaches the age of-100 years.
Out of 1,500,000,000 livin,g.persons, 330,
000,000, die annually,_ 91,000 daily, 3,730
every hour, and , every minute ; and
still the• population of the earth: increases.
The• known tongties which meu speak a
mount t0‘3,064.* ' •
'• It seems from these facts that the :two.
great „events of life are being born and dy
ing. After the turmoil, rest.
The wise neither ,grieve for the dead
nor for the living.
If the memoryer of,au iujuryischerished
it is not forgoteu.
_ , •
/7:mother's prayer will draw up from
tlupdepths of the pea: , , •
A mouse can drink no .more that its
fill from the mightiest river.,
On some countenances is written a his
tory, on -others merely a date.'•• '
Grieve not that men know not , you;
grieve that you know not men.
A fathers blessing cannot be drownded
in water nor consumed by fire.,
el'iondoners say that 'one:third of popu
lation of that city neer, saw a -grain
The disposition to do - st bad deed is the
most teitiblevunishmenf of the deed 'it
does. - '
The superior "man has a dignified case
without pride. The mean Min 'has a
pride without-dignity .c • '
.Few.men are wise enough to prefer the
blame that ii . nsefni to - them to the praise
that betrays them. •
God neva...yet kindled a:fnot, and
made a .costly lamp of a, ntan, to prolong
epochs of darkness. •
-,The three thiiThgs most difficult are, to
keep a secret, to, forget aiviujury, wad . to
make good use of leisure:
Sim DEori.eo or - Curly, :--4te who
steali a million is a shrewd financier:
-He who steals 'a half million is a• de
faulter. , •
. He who steals a
.quarter of million is
an irregular financier.
He who steals a, hundred thousand' is
He who-steals, fifty, titiOusitia is a knave:
But lie Vile' senli*pair of hue.ts - or' a
'oaf of bread iii'aseaundielef the; deadest
dye, and deservs intareerationln prison.
New Ha woman sets a
hive in her , kite • ud Zs uSe' troubled
with flies nor im . !
zx anti *t
poibriasfer by the'rianie - of GOOda
wherChe is bi a, hurry, i,girs'himself XX
In Millihukee; when a, lazy mAny , ' is
-- unit — ght - nt. -- workitheyi - suylvismeadlin,l
with industry." . .
: 4 matron says there 4 more love in a
flour barrel than iaall the roses andweed
bine "that ever
An, exchange says that Toni Thumb
likes whisky: His wife has one: consola
tion-- he don't hold much,
Why is a donli,ey that cannothold his
head up, like next • Monday ? 'Because
its neck's weak. •,
Out west a trunk factory:was, changed
into saloon ., The keeper merely made, a
D out of the T in the first word of; the
. J '
clrouth has • • s great in Mame,
and the - grasiroppe Bey t ing
the 'meidowe are as a as ledge, aaa,l
the vase hoppers nO on- crutches::
druggist In New Iltimpshire 'threat
ens the local paper , with a suit for put
e f tisemP l 4, of grape p4ls. - .
. We frequently hear of Generals captur
ing pieces of artillery. "What's the use
- of - capturing - pieces - " , says Mrs.- Parting- -
ton. "Wby not capture-whole ones ?"
"Are dos,e bells , rinpng • for . Are ?" in
quired Sinion of Tiberius. "No; indoee "
answered Tibe ; "dOyab got plenty of fire
and de bells are 'now ringing for water.
barefooted, bare-headed little boyar-
tonished a worshiping congregation a few-
Sundays, ago by rushing into the church
and exelaNiing,,.."ivliere's my papa? The
gigs re out
"You'd better look out , for our lions s
feet, a little wayi up there," Said'a cot*
try, boy to 'a traveler. "Why.? ". asked
- the stranger. - "Cause • there'i'n :fork in:
the road• up there," :was the _truthful
In a small,t,onn not Mani ;miles, from
here, a Jew kept.a small store. 'and with
all a little eccentric and had great aim'.
sion to being teased, and as a consequence
a neighbor' 'othismiade it , his business to
tease and berate the Jew on.all occasion&
This neighbor ,was also close-fisted, and
generally drove, bargain as hard as
any Jew out ofJerusalem. Meeting
this Jew in a crovictivliefe he was rather
a quiet lookevon, thomeighbor eninmenc r
es by, asking if any..-one -knew the best
Way of killing a Jew, none • Inowing, ,. ha
ventured to say-the eit plan, Fa 4 ,NYhPr4.
dealink, with :them was $0 habitual, ly give
them the ,full price , asked ,for their goods 7
that such conife continued 'for three
moliths"would kill anyof them Ofieinoiso
for not asking 'a- greater .Price,4•44 - 4t Chia
they all had .a : hearty , :1aug 1 ,4044 the
Jew. says `,`lsigighbor„.l ,guess y0u...110 7•
er kills many Jews that Way' does. 'yeti?" ,
This changed the laugh to the - other Side,
and the neighbor, has lint, hehrd the end
of killing Jews yet.
A'eelebrated professor, thinking to per
plex lin. unforttuutte pupil ,oue gay put
him. the following question :, \ ,
',`Pray, sir, ean,ou tell ineliow 'bug a.
'mail ean live withbut hrb.ins?" '?''
: rro 'which the pupil loOk hag up in the face
of interrogator; • promptly but , , uneßect
edly rjplied : • „ •
"How old may you be ;profes
• _ .
An Indiana min Claims to'!" have 'suc
ceeded in, playing a, thorough ,confideuce
game upon• the potato bugs. , He plciated
a grain, of corn in each potato hill, anillis
the corn carne.Up first the bitgs thOfight
it was's' Corn field and started 'for' other
scenes. - ' • •
It is said of a tiniu out that; if
a man wanted a' letter, he would be com
pelled to hunt , up - the - rstmaster, , ..4nd
'would verylikely find him in a field plough
ing. Ou inquiring it. there was anything
in the Pnstoifiee for him the - Postmaster
would stop his teim,..sit down '-on • the
ground, and removing his hat; take out
'the letters deposited there, ,running them
,see 'whether there • was one for the
uPplicant. -"I declair," - he would Some
tim.es remark, "this post office '
~ b usiness is
incresuzingso that .1.. shall be compelled to
buy • a bigger hat !"
r.A . 7ninister. was on leis way to church
.ope;suuslay morning, and saw a boy ou
the river bank fishing.,
My boy," said the clergyman, "don't
you know itis wicked•to catch fish en
Sunday ?9 ' •••• -
"Guess I hain't sinned much yet," SEr..
the boy„without taking his eye from. the
cork, "habit had a bite." - • •
' Mitiister echigliect and went'ext.
While talking a few days ago'abcktt,:: a
lady of his acquaintance, a friend °Lours
remarked that she was 'so, 'graceful ; that
she walks about the, rWe "like dsylph."
An Irish gmitleMan who` as preseat,ind
who heard the' -observation,'atmarked,
"An" would you have: her, ;thin; csupe.a
bout like a crab or a 'cat ? Shure, ,' what
could she - do - but walk -like Acrailf
John Sinit.l2l.iann übiquttcni and many
as ever. In, looking over our. exchanges,
.we. discovered that John recently drown
-7:414 hiinself in New Orleans; died In; n.
; was 'hanged Cot • stealing
Littlo- trecl,.; Sodded to deatli
neck.by a fall in Bos
tun,: and. was Arun
,ever ;by, ,it .rai.4s:#
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