The Waynesboro' village record. (Waynesboro', Pa.) 1871-1900, October 12, 1871, Image 1

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ST W.PLALTNI. , 11 , FAMILY NEW u SPER......TOEITOITO,T6 rairattak. LacteixAziro GENERAL NEWS, ETC.,
TOW NE '24.
3, B. ABIBERSON,. N. D.,
- Office at the Waynesboro' "Corner_Drug
Store." • . Dane 29—tf.
12.1 .B_ 'RA:. Z,
Has resumed the practice,onledicine.
OFFICE—In the ,Walker Building—near
the Bowden House. Night calls'should be
made at his residence on Main. Street, ad
joining the Western School House.
July ' •
IETAVING been admited tdPractice..Law
ILIA the several courts in Pranklin Coun
ty; all basiness entrusted to, his cite will be
promptly attended to. Pest . °lace address
›lereersburg, Pa..
• WArNEBB011.0 ) , PA ,
Will gilie pronipt and - close attention to all
business entrusted to hiS care. Office next
.door to the Bowden House, in the Walker
_Building. Duly 6
• rac ices in the several - C,ourts - of-Franklin
,and adjacent Counties.
N. B.—Real Estate leased and sold,, and
Fire Insurance effected on reasonable terms.
December 10,1871,
.A...'STOU.P.P.MBJ, •
Experienced in Dentistry; will insert you
sets of Teeth at prices to suit the times.
Feb. 16, 1871.
, (FORMERLY OF MERpßsuunia, PA.,) •
Art PEERS his Professional services to the
N....rcitizens of Waynesboro' and vicinity.
Dii. STRICKLER has relinquished an exten
sive practice at Mercersburg, where'he has
in prominently engaged _ for a number of
years the practice of his profession.
Ile has opened an Office in Waynesboro',
at the residence of George Besore, Esq., his
Father-in-law, where he can be found at all
times when not professionally engaged.
July 20, 1871.-tf. •
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WAX , X , ES B 0 Ro', PA.,
Can be found at all times at his °aim where
he, is prepared to insert teeth on the best
basis in use and at prices, to suit the times.
Teeth extracted, without pain by the use of
chloroform, eather, nitrous ozid eg,as or the
freezing process, in a manner surpassed by
We the undersigned being acquainted with
11. K. Branisholts for the past year, can rec
ommend him to the public generally to be
AI Dentist well . qualified to perform all ope-
Yations belonging to Dentistry in the most
skillful manner.
sept 29tf]
.I.V.Lreceived a full supply of new Millinery
goods. Ladies are invited to,call and evaro ine
her stock.
apr 20.
...D. C. 13R-A-C1C.812..11_1,
.S. E. Corner of the Diamond,
la, AS at 41 times a fine assortment of Pic
tures Frames and Mouldings. Call and
ec specimen pictures. June tf.
C. "VV . 0 14 .7 1 ,
,Watches Repaired and Warranted:lßU
re - Jewelry Made and Repaired. - Ea
July 1871.-tf.
undersigned having•had some ten
A- years experience as a practical Surveyor
is prepared to do all kinds of Surveying,
laying out and dividing up lands, also all
kinds of writing usually done by Scriveners.
Parties wishing work done can call on, or
address the undersigned at Waynesboro', Pa.
feb 2—ti ] , A. B. STOLER.
• -
THE subscriber informs the public that he
continues the Barbering business in the
ro - ma next door to Mr. Reid's Grocery Store,
and is at all times prepared to do hair cut
ti shaving,s hampooning etc. in the best
stile. The patronage of the public is respect
fully solicited.
Aug 23.1871
NEW hitktiNEßT STORE t
M. RATE G. STOVER announces to
the ladies of Waynesboro' 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 - or Spring and Summer
Goods, embracing . all the latest Styles.
Ladies are invited to call and examineher goods. May 11-tf •
)NCAVE CONVEX spectacles, nt
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Only a straying sunbeam, yet its light •
Has filled a sufferer's soul with hope, clear
, p#ght; ;,
It cOinei from Heaven; whereis ao pain, no
Only a gentle breere, yet on its vings
A cooling bah& to aciiing brows it biings;
And to the weary,-burning soul it sings
Of pine trees waving.
Only, a tender smile, but it may part
And rift the clouds around the breaking hart,_
Inspire with hope, lessen the stinging smart
Of false friendsscorning. •
Only a kindly word, spoken in love,
May - lift - u - shining-sotti - to=strivefor-life-a
• bove ;*
Leave a lieait stbrirt-t•: 7 : • and torn, the
Of peade, soft nest g, •
For ever and ever the reddening leaves
Float to the sodden grasses.
For ever and ever the shivering trees
Cover and shrink to the chilling breeze,
'at from the far off, sullen seas,
ither them as it,passes.
For ever and ever. the low grey sky
Stoopeyer the sorrowful earth.
For ever and - ever the steady fain
Falls on bare bleak hill, and barren plain
And flashes on roof and window pane,
And hisses upon the hearth.
For ever and ever the weary thoughts
Are tracing the self=same track.
For ever and ever, to and fro,
On the old Unchanging road ,they go,
Through dreaming and waking, through
joy„and woe ; •
Calling the dead• hours back.
For ever and ever the tired heart -
Ponder: o'er evil derie •
f'or ever and e've:r, through cloud and gleam
Tracing the course Of the strong life stream,
And dreary'snd•dull as' the broken dream,
For ever the rain ruins on.
It was in the year 186—, that import
ant business called me from the small
town of N— to the city of A
a journey of about twenty miles. When
about half *ay between the two places, a
rain storm overtook me, and made,it nec
essary for me to put up for the night. I
.accordingly drove into the fiirm yard, and
requested permission to stay through the
night. My request was readily granted,
and after seeing my horse properly car
ed for, I repaired to the house with my
host, where a warm supper was awaiting
us. Four rose checked children were
seated around the table beside the matron
ly looking mother.
After supper I drew up to the fire to
enjoy a smoke 'with my new friend. As
the man lighted his pipe, I noticed a deep
scar, that extended across his hand. On
asking him the cause of it, I saw my host
and his wife exchange glances, and notic
ed a shadow flit across her . handsome face.
After drawing a whiff or two on his pipe
he said :
"There is a . story connected with that
scar that I 'shall never forget ; and even
now, as I am sitting here in safety, with
my dear wife and children around me, l
cannot express a shudder at what might
have been."
On my saying that I should like to
hear the story, he commenced as follows :
"I was formerly a night watchman in
the Insane Asylum over in A I had
been at my employment about two years,
when the incident I am about to relate
happened. My wife and I had been mar
ried about a year, and she had tried to
get me to leave the asylum and find some
less dangerous employment as she termed
it. I had laughed at her fears, but as she
seemed so anxious about it, I had promi
sed in one month more to do as she asked.
The month had nearly 'expired , ; only one
more night:remained. I had to get on my
watch at ten o'clock. On. this particular
night I was seized with a nervous fear of
—I knew not what—but still I felt that
something was about to happen. In vain
argued to myself that I had watched
there two years, and nothing had happen
ed, but argue as I would, that shadow
still hung over me. I had three galleries
to go through, and on each side of those
galleries were cells- in which 'the patients
were confined. As I passed along, I would
occasionly see some bony hands thrust
through the gates, or some poor fellow
would rave at me, accusing me of—he
knew not what himself. As I passed into
the third gallery it was with such a feel
ing that I could, hardly help turning and
fleeing. back to awaken Some of the atten
dants; but laughing at my idle fears, as I
then termed them, I resumed my duty.—
Passing along, I became aware of an un
common noise in one of thn r.pliq in w hi c h
a new patient had been confined. I v.-alk-
gtittt Vottrg.
Only a straying sunbeam, yet perchance
Its golden light had passed-through many . a.
leafy,branch, •
Had kissed_the.mosses, where the -violet's
glance • • - •
Grew brighter for its coming. ,
Only a straying sunbeam, yet its gleam
Has wandered through a grating, where no
beam ,
Of life, is wont to cheer the convict's dream
e homo-ggicl-n
ed along and looked through the gates,
but saw nothing out of the way, and was
about passing, along when an agonized
groan passed from , the-lips of the man oil
the straw in thacorner—be was one of
the worst patients, we could 'not .give him
a bed-to sleep on as he would tear it into
pieces. I immediately Unlocked the-door•
and passed into his cell. I approached
him leaving my. keys in the lock. As I'
stooped over.hnt.to_see what was the mat
ter, he sprang 'to his feet,, and before I
knew what he was about, planted a stun
ning blow in my face, which sent'me reel-,
ing into the furth6r .corner. .The scUae
time that he struck, he sprang. past me
_ i • • it. and before I could ire-
v hint, had closed- and-locked it, mak
ing the a prisonei; Thea picking up the
lantern, which I had set on the floor out
side, he held it up, glared at me with.hlaf
rible,.bloodshot eyes, and. mutt,eredi
know where, they put.the -big -caw
' got-t' -
keys; I will , get it, and death will be your.
"Saying this; he=started off, leaving me
in the dark. He was a large and'power
ful man, weighing nearly fifty pounds
more than I did, and in .his •present :state
a matchlfor_two
to think of some Way. of escape • there
was none . The window was strongly gra
ted ; the door a dozen men like me could
not move. I thought of my dear wife and
darling babe and - te - ars - would come
eyes in spite of all I could do. What
would she say when I was born a ghast
ly, bleeding corpse to the' house.. Some
times I would try to hope he 'Would for
get me, and mot come back, but reason
told me better. -
I tried to pray, but instead of having ,
my mind on what I said, I was continu
ally listening fbr his returning footsteps.
At last they came in sight I noticed he
carried a varving-knife in his hand. As
he approached the cell he accidentally
dropped the lamp. leaving us in darkness.
A taint ray of hupe pierced my mind.—
Could I not dodge. out as he unlocked the
door ? Nearer and nearer he came and
at last stopped at the door I could hear
him groping for the keyhole. At last I
heard him insert the key and turn it.—
Drawing in a long- breath. I nerved
myS'elf fbr the encounter, and as the door
opened I made a spring at' him and provi
dence favoring me, caught him by the
collar. Patting fourth a desperate effort,
I twiched him, and tripping him at the
same time, sent to the further side of
the room. I immediately sprang out
and was locking the door when he rushed
to it, but th iding it locked, reached through
the gratin°. '' and with his knife. struck me
across the hand, While I vas removing
the key.. .A.. 4 he went to draw back his
hand 1 seized it by the. wrist and catch
ing hold of the knife with my wounded
hand wrenched it from him The nest
day. I left the assyluM for - good, and', have
not been inside of one sincee: -We bought
this farm, and have lived here ever since
and now friend, you can judge whether
I can ever look back to that night with
out a feeling of horror."
Does He Drink..
When riding in Central Park New
York, not long ago; two gentlemen were
thrown from. a carriage, and one of them
—a distinguished politician—was instant
ly killed! A sinsible and sympathising
lady, on hearing of the unfortunate event,
instantly enquired, Had they been drink
ing ? Yea, verily. They had been "din
ning and wineing." They were impru
dent enough to attempt when in an estate
of partial inebration, to drive a span of
spirited-horses! The wonder ,is that both
horses and men had not- been killed. -
"Does he drink ?" Then no matter
what accident happens, nobody is sur
prised. He was expected ,to , come to a
bad end. Accidents are, - nine times
in ten, the result of drink. The man was
tired or. sleepy,—he took a glass. and was
run over by a railway train ; or he lost
money, his hat, his coat ; his boots or his
"He was a ' promising boy ; but like
his father took to drink, and was'ruined."
He graduated at the head of his class,
was an "excellentschollar, but, in an evil
hour, gave way to , his appetite and is now
a public pauper. ,
.11evits an only sop ;,all ; the , hopes of
his fond parents were centered on him ;
but he became a' drunkad and' is lost!
lost !! lost ! !!
...Charlie was a handsome fellow. Pop
ular with all the' lids and liissesTbut, all
that fatal "but"—drink, sent him to an
-untimely grave, and - bowed the heads of
the 'bereaved parents with• unutterable
sorrow for his heartless conduct and his
impenitentfolly and sin. .
Reader, cast about fora' moment, and
in your own experience recount the hu
man wrecks - which lie stranded , on the
coast of time • . There was -handsome
William, Stately Henry, plucky John,
noble Abraham, benevolent • Jonathan,
magnanimous James, wise . Daniel, the
kindly Oliver, and numerous others cut
off prematurely by -"drink." Oh God !
save us from this destroyer. Frequent
accidents must inevitably happen to all
who drink alcholic stimulants. Missfor
tune will surely and swiftly follow in the
tracks of dissipation. Calamnity awaits
the transgressor. , "God is not mocked,"
Little sins of 'body and mind grow• daily,
as the weeks, and if not choked in time
will choke down the better plant and pre
vent its maturing. , Young man do you
drink ?
Ships aro lost at sea. Steadboats are
blown up, or Collide on the river and
lake, horses are 'killed or crippled, car
riages smashed, railway trains thrown off
the track, public buildings and private
dwellings are burned, and the lives of
the. ,, saufic2 are je-zipz,-;rdizi.. - -d.—
Why? Bs what? Because men give way
to a-perverted apatite and indulge in that
which' is an enemy, and 'oil 1 y an - eneniy to
their bodies and souls.: Young ' man do
you.drink ? r - • -
A Curious Legend.
When Adam was far, advanced in'years,
and•at the point of death, he sent Layton'
to angel Michael, who kept the gate of
Paradise, to piay for the oil of mercy, so
that; he could be healed.',-. The angel
answered that he could 'riot untilAity
five hundred years, but he gave Seth a
- branch of the tree of thich - Adam had ea
ten, bidding him plant •iton Mount Le
banon, and•that•when it bare fruit his fa
: I I g :f; -11 Seth .hinted the'
branch on ; his tather's• grave; it took root
and grew,and•from it were made ~Aron's
rod and Moses' staff with which he struck
the rock and sweetened the- waters of Ma
rah. It also.formed , the pole on which
the brazen serpent was ,raised; up, and the
-ark-of-the-testimony— Allastit...came in
to thelands of Solomon, who used it , in
building his palace; but he continually
resisted the efforts of the builders to' ad
just it, :New it was.too long," and then
again.too short. The builders ; being ang
,ry,• then threw it into .a marsh, to that it
might serve_as_a_bridge._The queen of
Sheba would not walk upon, but adored
it, and told, Solomon that_ upon it should
be suspended the man through whose death
the kingdom should be destroyed. Solo,
mon , hen had buried - it - Ate — pin the grouud;
when afterward the, peol of Bethsada was
dug; and from the .virtues of this tree heal
ing properties ,were imparted to the wa
ters. After, it had, been, buried threehun
dred years it rose to the surface of the wa
ter, and he Jews took it and made of is
the cross of our Saviour.--r-Lippincott's
Magazine. .
Hard on Office Seekers.
A certain king—l don't, recollect his
name— had a philosopher upon whose
judgement he always depended. Now it
happened that one day the ling took it
into his head-to g 6 hunting, and summon
ing his nobles and making the necessary
preparations, he summoned the philoso
pher and asked him' if it" would rain.
The philosopher, told him that, it ..would
not rain, and they. started. While jour+
neying along they met a countryman
mounted on a jackass.
He .advised them to return, "for," said
he, "it will certainly rain." They smiled
contemptuously upon him, and. then pass
ed on. Before they had gone many miles,
however, they had. reason. to 'regret not
having taken the rustic's advice, as a show
er coming up dieoched them to the skin.
When they had returned. to the palace,
the king reprimanded the philosopher se
"I met a countryman," said he, "and
he knows a great deal more than you.—
lEte told me it would rain, whereas you
told me it would not."
The king then gave him his discharge
and sent for the countryman, who'soon
made • his appearance.
"Tell me," said the. king, how you
knew it wOuld rain."
"I didn't know," said the - rustic, "my
jackass told me so."
"And bow, pray, did he tell you ?" ask
ed the king.
"By pricking up his ears, your majes
ty,''said the rustic.
The king sent the countryman away,
and procuring the jackass of him, he plac
ed him (the jaelcsiAgl in the office the phi
losopher filled.
"And here, is where the king made .a
great mistake, for .ever since that time e
very jackass wants office."
GtoLDEN Wonns.—Every heart has its
secret sorrow, which the world kpows not;
and oftentimes we call a man cold when
he is only sad.
Without love, what were the palace
with its appointments of splendor. With
it., what is not the poor cabin with its
thached roof? With love, a kitten on the
hearth, and a. babe in the cradle, says
somebody, a man my be in heaven most
of his time.
Be royal to the nature you bear ; con
secrate your lives to every good and no
ble work, faithfully labor for the eleva
tion and perfection of our common hu
manity, and the angels will sweetly smile
upon you, and you will be happy, both
in this life and that which is beyond the
grave. If you would be happy, you must
do all within your power to bless others.
By . making others - happy, you °fill your.
own lives with sunshine and happiness.
THE 1:10151E OF, JEFFERSON.-A corres
pondent of the Easton (Pa,) Argua, who
has just visited Monticello, the home of
Thomas Jefferson, says : "The mansion
is nothing but a heap of ruins. It is a
disgrace to the nation that the home of
the author of the Declaration of Indepen
dence should be permitted thus to rot and
tumble into decay." The Monticello es
tate comprises about three 'hundred and
fifty acres, and is' HOW in litigation, hav
ing been confiscated by the Confederate
Government and bought by a citizen of
Charloteeville. The stone over Mr. Jeff
erson's grave is ruined like the house ;
relic hunters having chipped into it un
til the very shape of the original obelisk
is destroyed.
How many a kiss has been given, how
many a curse, how many a look of hate,
how many a kind word, how• many a
promise has been broken, how many a
soul lost, how many a loved one lowtred
into the narrow chamber, how many a
babe has gone from earth into Heaven—
how many a little crib or cradle stands
'silent now, which last SATURDAT NIGHT
held the rarest treasure of the heart.
Smoking eure.s ho: and kills men
As the committee of twelve are now mak
4g a final effort to raise, money to build
a ; rtiilroad we desire,.to say, a last word,
upon the subject. •
' The ground haS been pretty thoroughly
gone over in these columns during the,
last four months, but tie statements of un
fiuniliar facts are apt to be forgotten un
less impressed upon the mind by frequent
reiteration, :it may accomplish a good
purpose to sum up ,suecintly the ergo.-
sseja, s •
We have no means, of determining ex
actly the coat 'of wagon transportation.
(freight and 'passengers) to this commun
ity, to and from the Cumberland Valley
R—E ,. • .. ?ever it is no exa_-
geration.toput it atBloo,ooo per annumn
for the townships of Washington and
Quincy, at. least two• thirds, of which, or
$67,000 would be saved yearly by a rail
:eadtlirough the ce'ntrepf these townships.
This sum represents the interest at 6 per
cent _on_6l.lll.oo_o, which is the actual
capital thus needlessly invested. It. thus
appears that these townships expend year
ly, unnecessarily, mere than -I' the amount
they are asked—not to give—but to sub
scrite ► tirp - in-steel-
It would enhance the value of real es
tate at least 25 per cent. Thus a farm
worth $16,000 would becoims worth $2O,
000, and the -owner would be actually a
gainer, to the amount of $4,000 on that
score alone.
If any body doubts this, let him call to
mind familiar examples along the line of
other railroads iri the valley. It would
stimulate production,•by making fertili
zers cheap and abundant. It would en
hance the value of, agricultural products,
by the amount saved in wagon transpor
tation. It would create' an - active and
rennmerative market at harm, by largely
increasing the population ofthose-produc
ers. It would stimulate the production
of many tliings now unprofitable, for
want or railroad facilities—vegetables,
fruits the products of the dairy, &c, which
have .so enriched other communities. It
would cheapen building materials and ev
ery article used on a farm.
•v. :'e • i 1 WO
It would save the large sums now paid
for wagon transportation of the materials
of manufacture and,of the completed pro
-It would largely increase the home de
mand,.and give cheap access to all the
markets of the country. Thus produc
tion, necessarily limited without railroad
facilities, may' be increased to an almost
unlimited extent, These 'remarks are es
peciallrapplicable to manufacturerswhose
materials and inanufitetured products are
bulky and heavy.
The essentials to success in mercantile
business are cheap freights, an active
market and the general prosperity of the
purchasin community, making paymentg
prompt: These things produce competi
tion, but an energetic merchant , who un
derstands his business and has a adequate
capital, does not fear competition, so long
as he has an active market.
' Large sales (though profits be small)
and payments sure and 'prompt, are thp
secret of mercantile success, The proof
of all which may be' fotind in ' the larg . e
and thriving manufacturiit or 'commerci
al towns onimportant railroads.
The prosperity of farmers; manufactur
ers, and merchants necessarily implies the
prosperity. of their employees and of all.
who do not properly come within the class
es above considered.
These effects would, in'a 'greater or less
degree be produced by any railroad_ but
that. road would larOduce laigest
measure which should afford easiest access
to the best markets for our prodUcts, and
to the sources of,supplies which the coin %
Munity requires or may require, and which
Should by reason of these facilities and
others be most likely to attract the invest
ment of 'capital in 'manufactures, and
thus a large accretion of population.
This is a matter of great importance—
greater than might at first Appear—and it
behoovei the people ; now that
• they have
a choice, not to make a mistake, and by
a short-sighted economy, lase an opportu
nity, which may never occur again, or en
tail upon themselves disabilities, which
generations may not remove.
Many people hesitate to subscribe to
the stock ea R. R. Co., or to subscribe
liberally because while ackmiwledging
the general benefits of railroad facilities,
they have an indefinite idea that such
stock, does not pay, or, if it,pays, that the
first holders get no benefit, but arc "sold
out," or, by some hoc= poma, deprived of
such ideasare fallacious—ln these days,
no stock companies are so r uniformly suc
cessful, or pay so well as railroad compa-
nies, andthere is not an example of a road
of any length in such a country as this
built at reasonable cost and properly man
agedovhich does not pay, and most of
them pay largely. The stockholders.own
the road and manage it, through their cho
sen representatives, who must be stoekhi 1
ders and are generally large stockholder"
and thus interested in good management.
The bond holders are simply mortgageca,
having a iien, upon the roan for money
loaned, and have nothing to do with the
management. Under -no posible circum
'stances can a stockholder lose his stock'
unless the road fails to -pay the interest
on its mortgage bonds and dell the rail
roads in the U. S. not six. have .failed• to
do tbat, even in the most depressed periods.
In these days such's thing . is almost ur.
known and could notoccur m such a count
ry as this, except under the grossest fraud
and-mismanagement. But it must be ob
served that the larger amount of stock the
smaller the mortgage and the less the risk
of a failure to pay the interest.
The case of the C. V. R. R., -as one fa
miliar to the people of the Valley is gen
,adduced by objectiors as an. exam
ple of the sacrifice of the first stockholders,
eallyian4ll-u.. • ; ; ; ; •• ; .
ry. 'ft nottrue, everybody knows,
that those-stockholders were ',sacrificed.—
The road always paid the interest 011 its
bonded debt, and was never'"sold out.','
It never ceased, threfori,io be the prop
rty Of the stockholders;andiilatever sac-
ifiro - thersuffpred - was — brt, heir-own—ac
in selling out at 25 or 50 cents on the dol
lar. Had all held - ort to their stock (as
some did) the investment would still have
paid handsomely, notwithstanding no div
idends were received for fifteen years—
just as one who, buys a piece of land, us
predutive-tor-ten years,but which then
becomes worth twice or thrice its original
cost; makes &good investment.
As to the conies which made tho C. V.
R. R. un iroduceve for fifteen ears .all
are familiar with them, and theyneed not
be repeated here. It is sufficient to say
thatllie'samrcauses do - not exist now and
never. can again. • • -
Usually, railroads have to buildup a
eountry. In this case the road, will find
a country ready built. The existing busi
nese.woxld support it. The business to
developed will, without doubt, make it
one - ofthe best- - -paying - rmiciain the cont
ry. Does anybody doubt for example,
that a-road from-the Susquehanna to the
Potomac would, in the-first year of its ex
istence earn, per mile, one half as much
as the C. V. R. R. now earns? who can
- say what its earnings will not be'when it
shall have become a thoroughfare,' when
it shall have developetithe rich ores of
the South Mountain and-the contiguous
valley, where furnaces, rolling mills and
manutactpries of all kinds and numerous
popular towns and villages !than dot its
line from end to end. '
' The net earnings of the C. V. R. R., for .
the year" 1869—'70, were $268,818—0r
more than, eighteen per- cent on the total
cost of road and equipment, and these
earnings , are increasing yearly, with in-
Crease of population and • business. The
total cost of road (built in cheap times)
was about-s2o,ooo.per mile.
It is estimated that a road along South
Mountain equipped,for business, will cost
About $27,000 per mile. If therefore th e e
gap:age per mile, equal those of the C.
V. It. It there will be 13i per cent of to
tal cost of road and equipment (rolling
stock) which:leaves a wide margin for pos
sible overestimate of business at first.
Short. branch:lines do not pay so well,
because it. costs as. much, or nearly as
much to run a road i 0 miles long as one
60 miles and because through, lines, with
many_ connections, have through. business
which local roads.' do not and because
such lines oreaie business men rapidlyand
largely. .• •
But the chief superiorty of throughiines
is that they bit,i/d up a couniry,, stimulate
manufactures, increase population and thus
immensely enhance the wealth and gen
eral prosperity of the 'people to a very
'much 'greater extent than mere local nada.
It:is the plain duty of everybody in
this community, who has his own interest
and the general good atheart,to subscribe
liberally and promptly to this enterprise.
The benefits are so manifest 'and so enor
mous,,that,he.treast be blind who ,cannot
see them. •
Dont hang back, in the hope that the
money will be raised without yoUr
. he4p,
first because it is the duty of every :good
citizen to - do his best in every enterprise be for the public good,
secondly because; when this stock is pay
ing 10, 15, or 20 Per Cent, you will besor
ry you 'Aid not sulAcribemore largely.—
Recollect, too,lhat the more money rais
ed by subscription the'smallet will be the
amount of bonds to be sold at a discount
and the safer the stockholders.
This is the last chance for a railroad.
Let us then give a long pull, a strong pule
and a pull altogether.
A. Minister was lately endeavoring to
enforce upon a negro the truth of the mir
acles of ' the Bible. The poor darkey
submitted with a proper humility to the
recitals and explanations of his teacher,
making but one answer to all. ',Massa,
b'leve 'em, I bleve," though hp hesitated
a little at the story of Jonah. But when
the• wondrous escape of blurdrack, Mes
hack and Abednego was recounted, it was
too much for his understanding. "What!
not burn toe ?" "No." "Not singe he
wool ?" "No." "Den," says cuTee, "I
no b'leve him—nor de fish tale neider."
to children should be moderate. ; Over.
exertion is hurtful, both physicallyt h Ond
intellectually, and even morally ;".bitt it
is or the utmost timportance that they
should' be made to fulfill all their tasks
correctly and punctually : This will train
them for an exaet,consmentious discharge
of their duties in after; life. • A grep step •
is gained when a child has learnt that
there is no necessary connection between
liking a thing and doing it
An Irishmen, quarrelinc , with au En-
glishmatr, told him that if didn't' hold
his tongue, he would break his _izaneatra
blo liead and let tlus brains out el:13 emp
ty skull. . _
$2,00 PER YE AR
Wit and gtumor.
Time on the jump—leap year:
fainting fit—Tight laein!.
Not a good buss— a blunderbuss.
The world in 'arms--the babies
A green grocer—one whi) trusts:
Glasses (Aligner are the horns of Satan.
A miracle—a woman- without hoops.
The best frontispiece—an honest face
Nes corn
marriageable young lady.
What can a man , have in his pocket ..
when it is empty ? A. big hole.
---- ,,x • lums may be said to be dip nets' •
wherewith young girls catch flattery.
Where did Nonlitiitrike the first nail, in
the ark. On the head.
In the darkest hour of misfortune,
there is a hand to guide, a love to save.
- When-is a ship-likna_scarfpinl_Whe
it is on the bosom of a heavy swell.
A beer barrel exploded and killed a
boy in Boston the other day.
A paper that takes—A sheriff's war
Why is this Repall. like - 4 child learn
ing to walk? Because
,must stat . ,l
by it, or it will fall. if-,
- An ugly disease in:Temales—the wrig:`
4les.—Common-sense—is—theonly — rem
Saratoga . girls organized an Anti-JCiss ,
ing Society—but 15 out of the 23 mein
beism;ere fined the first week.
An, experienced old - gentleman says all
that is necessary to - the enjoyment of love
or sausage is•Coufdence
A shrewd confectioner in Bangor has
taught'his• parrot to say "pretty creature"
to every lady who enters the shop. 'llls
business is midi) , increasing.
' •
An amorous swain declares he is so
toad of his girl that, he has rubbed the
skin from his nose . bylissing her shadow
on the wall. Eloiseleas case, that.
"I say . , boy, stop that ox 1" '
"I haven't got no stopper !"
"Well, head him then."
He's already headed, sir."
"Confound your impertinence—turn
"He's right side out already, sir."
"Speak to him, you rascal, you."
"Good morning, Mr. Ox."
A young fellow who wanted some mon
ey went to 'a man and asked him to ad
vance him live dollars. "Why 1" said he
"I don't know you." "That is why I
came here," answered the other, "for
those who know me won't lend me. five
"John;" said a povert;
his son, "I've made all
"A 11 ,4 replied John
al to me Ao'doubt."
Yes, John, I came do
I've wille 1. you the who.
to make a diving in,
edge of going elsewhere if you can
ter." •
Guilt, though it may attain temporal
splendor, can never confer real happiness.
Plhe evil consequences of crimes long sur
vive thelr commission, and, like the ghosts
of the murderer, forever haunts the, step
of tho malfactor. The paths, of virtue,
though very seldom,those of worldly great
mess, are always:those of pleasantness and
peace.—Sir Walter Scott.
The following epitaph is by Moore, on
an attorney'named Shaw,:
"Here lies John Shaw,
Attorney at law; •
And when he died
Tho.devil cried,
'Give us your paw,
John Shaw,
Attorney at law."
A young lady of Bainbridge, made a
bargain with Curtis Cooper some fifteen
years ago, whereby she was to have a "ewo
lamb and its increase until she was twen
ty-one years old," in exchange for a gold
watch and key. She was but six years
old at the time, and now sues Mr. Cooper
for 18,064 lambs, or their value, at 64
per head, which is 664,526.
An eccentric friend of ours stepped in
to a_store of a village, which shall bo
nameless, where some "colored hri;ther
en" where doing a little trading. , ..
‘.A.h Mr. "said our friend, "you
have your cousins in I see."
,The young merchant said nothing, but
looked mad. Our friend stepped out, but
in a few minutes returned, after the sa
ble customers had departed.
"I hope you won't take any offense at
what I remarked here just now," said
"Oh, no," said the. merchant, I never
take offence at anything you say."
•'Glad o(it," replied our quizzer, "the
niggers are as mad as the 4-1."
- - And then he sloped; • narrowly missing
a flying yard stick.
- The dyirtgjover of a dog—guido ry
1. - TIY - 54.itiped our d — l i a rage,
.2.l.n4'set two lines to fill th . ... 1 rage.
,~ F ,,
to bet-