The Waynesboro' village record. (Waynesboro', Pa.) 1871-1900, October 26, 1871, Image 1

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BT vv; ;EXAilt.
TERM-Two Dollars per Annum if paid
within theyear; Two Dollars and
Fifty cents after the expiration
of the year.
' lines) three insertions, 51,50 ; for
'each subseqttentinsertton, Thir
;• • nts - persquare. A-liberal
discount made to yearly adver
tisers.. -
'LOCALS. —Business Locals Ten Cents per
liiie foi the first insertion, Seven
Cents for subsequent insertions.
Office at t
e Hynes
R. B. '3 l 12, A. N ,
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OFFICE—In the Walker Building—near
the Bowden House. light calls should be
. • . his residence on Main Street ad-
joining the Western &
July 20-tf
JOHN A. 111111);iMtiNG,
lIAV/NG been admited to Practice Law
at the several Courts in Franklin Coun
ty,_all_business entrusted to his care will be
promptly attended to. Post Office address
AlercerAnirg, Pa.
ET/ Iff, D.—VTR; G. H e ,
Will give prompt and close attention to all
business entrusted to his care. Office next
..door to the 'Bowden House, in the Walker
Building. [July
hpe4b l l PV MO anis 173
Practices in the several Courts of Franklin
and adjacent Counties.
N. B.—Real Estate leased and sold, and
Tire Insurance - effected unreasonable terms.
December 10, 1871.
S",Li 3
Experienced in Dentistry, will insert you
zets of Teeth at prices to suit the times.
Feb. 16, 1871.
®FFERS his Professional services to the
citizens of Waynesboro' and vicinity.
Da. STRICKLER has relinquished an exten
sive practice at Mercersbur -, , where he has
. prominently engag9efor fora number of
. years in the practice of his profession.
Ire has opened an Office in Waynesboro',
.at, the residence of (.leorge Besore, Esq., his
Father-in-law, where he can be found at all
'times when not professionally engaged:
July 20, 1871.-tf.
7 . 7 17 r -'
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Can be found at all times at his office 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
chlnroform, eather, nitrous oxid egas or the
freezing process, in a manner surpassed by
We the undersigned being acquainted with
A. IC. Branisholts for the past year, can rec
ommend him to the public generally to be
a Dentist well qualified to perform all ope
rations belonging to Dentistry in the most
skillful manner.
sept 29tf 3
CD_ _A. S. WOI,P,
10 - Watches Repaired and Warranted.liia
tlee'Jewelry Made and .Repairyl. - ea
July 13, 187L-tf.
undersipbcrlaving had some ten
1 years experrience 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—tf A. B. STOLER.
THE subscriber informs the public that he
.1 continues the Barbersmess in the
room next door , to Mr. Re' 's Grocery Store,
and is at all timesprepa ed to do hair cut
ting, shavings hampooning etc. in the best
style, 'The patronage of the public is respect
fully solicited..
Aug 23 1871. W. A. PRICE.
E subscriber offers at Private Sale a
small Tract of Limestone Land contain
ing-20i Acres, situated 3 miles Southwest of
Waynesboro', Franklin, count3r, Pa. The
improvements c onsist of ONE AND A
Wood and Wash TioSise. a never-failing well
of water convenient to the house, with two
cisterns to the buildings; also a good apple
Orchard with a variety of choice fruit, such
se pears, peachel, cherries, grapes, &c •
oro •rn•r 11'
[Jane 29---tf.
oosagaa • y eau us,
Soon again - their shadow wiltguard us,
_Foornthe da -god's fiery rays.
In silence mighty . things are wrought;
I Silently builded, thoughton, thought, .
Truth's temple greets the sky ,
- And like a citadel with towers,
Is strengthened silently.
Soundless as chariots in the snow,
-- The saplings of the forest grow
To trees of mighty girth:
ac • magi y s ar st ence 'urns,
And every day in silence turns
The axle of the earth.
The silent frost, with mighty hand,
Fetters the rivers of the land
With universal chain ;
And smitten by the silent sun,
The chain is loosed, the rivers run,
The lands are free again.
From the New Harmony (Ind.) Register]
The funeral was early on Sunday morn
ing last, the weather being most beauti
ful, and the ceremonies were conducted
at the grave. They were opened by Mr.
Owen himself. He said :
"I think it a commendable custom that,
as to funeral ceremonies, the.wishes of the
departed subject should, so far as possible,
be carried out, when those wishes are
"Mt Mrs. ,Owen's illness she said
nothing regard to her funeral. But
some two or three months ago it chanced,
as men say—though there is no such a
thing as chance—but it happened that
my wife and I had a conversation on fu
nerals. She said she would not wish to
have any bell tolled on her funeral, espec
ially if there was any sickness near. She
thought sick persons sometimes suffered
by hearing it, and she did not wish her
death to be the occasion of gloom or suf
fering of any kind. Music, she said, she
thought fitting ; serious and appropriate
indeed, but also hopeful and encouraging,
with nothing of the desponding and sep
ulchral about it, for gloom seemed to her
most inappropriate. "And what about a
funeral sermon ?" I asked. "No,' she re
plied, "not an ordinary funeral sermon :
for these usually contain unmeaning and
often,unmerited praise But I should like,"
she added, that some one who has the
same ideas of death that I have, would
express them at the grave.
All this was said incidentally, and I•
think without the least idea iu her mind
that I might soon have to recall it : for
she was in perfect health at the time: and
I, being more than ten years her senior,
expected to go before her,but it was other
wise ordered.
"Then I sought to fulfill .her wishes, I
requested that the bell should not be tol
led, there being at the time a lady—a
dear friend of hers—seriously ill at my
house. Then I selected as suitable for mu
sic on such an occasion as this, a F oam
by Mrs: Stowe, entitled" The 0 ther World,"
and 'I had a few'copies printed for distri
bution here."
They were distributed accordingly, and
Mr. Owen resumed.]
"No article of belief, moral or religious,
seemes to me so important es the assur
ance of immortality. You remember the
text : "If there is no resurrection of the
dead, then is Christ not arisen ; and if
Christ be not arisen then your faith is
vain." •
"Few deny "this : but comparatively
few feel any absolute certainly about it.
Even the most earnest and devoted Chris
tian sometimes admit how wavering faith
often is."
Mr. Owen then related conversations
which he bad on the subject, at one time
with a well known Presbyterian clew
man of New York ; at another time with
the Episcopal. Bishop. The former, a
wealthy man, deleted to Mr. Owen—who
hnd been cßrin g that h e (Mr. 1);‘,-.
- Gseitt.t pottrg.
Autumn leaves,
Slowly •passing,
Pas Sing from their life away
. Autumn leates
Now are fading, -
'Fading,w:ith a-slow-deeay.
They who long nut homeshave shaded
And wh6 oft our pleasures aided ;
They now are passing from•our view,
Leaving scenes their, childhood knew.
Autumn leaves.. •
Gently falling, •
• Autumn leaves,
• Soon they'll quicken,
_Quicken with_o,t3e_cond_b_ix_th,
As thrpugh the, azure Vault he strays
Autumn leaves!
Silent warning,
Wdrning of our life'S short day ;
Autumn leaves
Plainly tell us,
E'en like them our forms will perish,
And like them our bodies die;
But a glorious hope we cherish,
That we live again on high
A Singular Scene—Robert Dale Owen's
Addree at the Funeral of hi' wife.
."~i.+ , ~s:"!6a7^tis.~,:7 , ~ -,, rte ~.
diden) , not , believe more firmly in the ex
istence of the visible world than he did in
that of the' invisible—that he (the clergy
man) would- giyi half-what he was worth
in the world to be able to say the same
. Thelatter- stated to Mr. Owen that. as
sistingnt the death hed •of an aged cler-
_gym n•-a_peifeet_examplar throughout
a lon&life of usefulness, in faith and con
tent—and She conv-trsation turning on
the evidence of a future state, the dying
man exclaimed : "Ali' Bishop, the proof,
-the-proof! - lf we - only - had - itl" - Theif
Owen resumed : •
"I did not believe—and here I speak
also for' her whose departure from among
us we 'mourn to-day—l do not believe
more firmly in these trees that. spread
de - over - ns; - in - t
which we see around tA here—than I do
that human life once granted, perishes
never more. A death change there is,
dessolats. and forsaken, for a few yeaxs on
earth, but no death. We'never go down
—thr nfi)
am-guive.---We-can-not- I—confiedl
within the tomb. It is a cast off garment
—Sacred, indeed, as are .sacred, all me
mentoes, which, memory ', connects wit h
those' e have loved and lost--but yet it
is only a cast off garment, eneoffuted, ,to
which are paid the rites of sepulture.
"She baheypd. as_l-.believe,-that -the
one life, succeeds the other without inter
val, save a brief transition slumber, it
may be of a few hours only. 'Neither of
us could belieY6 in the old idea—almost
di times expresred-i—n
Awarded in mocin
such lines as these:
"That man, when lain-in lonesome grave;
Shall sleep in death's dark gloom,
Till the eternal morning wftlte
The slumbers of the tomb."
"Such is not Christ's doctrine. To-day,"
to_the repentint-thief-on 2 therer9ss
"to-day thou shalt be with me para
"Again I believe, as she' did, in the
meeting and recognition of friends in hea
ven. While we mourn here below, there
are 'ey_litl=reatryrkitions_above - Alet
the next world is one of many mansions
to be occupied by those who are fitted to
enter, therein, and this because ',they, are
fitted, not by any earning of heaven, for
which of us is faultless' enough for that?
Yet there , are the prepared and the un
prepared, and that determines our lot in
the next world.
"I agree with her also in the belief
that there are in heaven duties, avocations
enjoyments even, as various as those on
earth ; but far higher and nobler in scope
and. purpose.
"Finally, I believe, as she, believed—
and it is so beautifully expressed through
out the ode we have been singing—in
guardian care by the inhabitant. of heav
en exercised toward those of earth.
"As to the virtues and the good deeds
of her who has left us, if nearly forty
years' life and conversation in our village
suffice not in witness, any word from " me
would be worse than worthless.
"Better to imitate her example than to
speak her praise. Well has a great poet
and thinker reminded us :
"He mourns the dead who lives as they
A correspondent, writing from Menasha,
Wis, on the 11th inst., describes the des
truction of Peshtigo
The village was situated on Peshtigo
river, seven miles from Green Bay. It
was a nice little town of about 2,000 in
habitants, quite regularly laid out ; had
fine hotels, stores, churches, schools, &c.,
besides the large • factory owned by the
Peshtigo Manufacturing Company, a sash,
door and •blind factory, at° owned by the
same company, who owned ntarly every
building in the town. The factory was
(Lintel to the manufacture of rails, tubs,
broom.handels, &e., 'and gaVe employ
ment to about 700 hands in the different
The town is - nearly surrounded by pine
foyeets„the . suburban portion being bum
"among the pines." The inhabitants have
for the past ten days been fighting fire in
the woods, trying to save the town, and
had settled down into a feeling of cora
parativesecurity, since the woods on all
sides have been more or less burned over.
On Sunday night they were awakened
from this feeling of security by a noise
like distant thunder, which increased in
volume until ,the .crash of falling trees and
the roar of the wind and fire could be
plainly 'heard: Soon , after a tornado burst
upon the town, ..unroofing as number of
buildings, and quickly followed,by a solid
sheet.of flame, extendinithawhole lepgth,
of the village and far beyond each way.
In an instant the whole exposed.side of
the place was in flames. Men, women and
children rushed into the, street; and, sur
rounded by fire on all sides, were soon ei
ther smothered or burned to death. • In•
the less exposed portions tho_ people. fled
to the river, and, jumping in, _manymere
drowned: Some saved theirlives by keep
ing their bodies well under water, and
once in a-while putting their heads un
der as the heat become insufferable. Oth
ers took refuge in wells and Cisterns, and
were saved. ,Quite a large portion of the
inhabitanta ran to afield, t° tho leeward
of the fire, and by. lying - On the ground
-were saved, although . some. of these were
badly burned. There is but one house left
standing, and that is isolated, and lately
built, of green lumber. As near ait can
at present be ascertained, two hundred
and fifty lives have been lost, mostly wo
men and children. Although a good many
men have, perished, there are seventy-five
w h o a r e hnfily IntraNi """"•
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die, and nearly all are, more or Ices , burn
ed. The distruction.has been. so complete
that the streets cannot' be' traced, . all" be
ing covered with sand, which - was swept
in great clouds by the tornado. In some
instances bodies have been found comple
tely covered by sand.
I could fill columns with heart rending
incidents of this' 'conflagration, but ..will
only give a feW as illustrative of the rest.
In one instance a man took his family
and fled to the bridge spaning the river.
The bride was soon on fire and the ioor
unfortunate f y were nearly roaste • a : .
live, and then jumped 'into the lifer and
were drowned. A' woinan, on seeing the
fire approaching, put her little girl, a child
of six years, in a well, which was nearly
dry, and ran to the river herself for
Woman was saved, and, as
and her
ts , , ,oy was so great at finding the lit
tle onethe and well that she swooned,
and on_reeov_ering_ .ed herthildin her_
=A -; : I % n-. i'cry rpor joy.
Too few,-alas, were so fortunate. In
many cases whole families have perished.
ies. they being,
,at the' time of the fire,
working to save the fictorie4.. In other
places men perished in -their 'endevoring
to save their- families. In one case to
which my attention was called, a little boy
of seven years is the only surviving mem
-ber- a-numerous _ As-soon-as-the
fire had sufficiently subsided, all that were
able weirt to the relief ,of the sufferers.
Blackened, charred Corpses were lying
in eve • direction, with their clothing, as
a genera thing, nearly or quite burned
off: Many dead bodies were found in
the river, and many more have since
been recovered. A number have died
from their bruiSes, while others are crip
pled or—fearfully—disfigured. The most
imaginative mind cannot begin to rea
lize this fearful'calamit• much 'less m
poor pen to describe it. • The shrieks and
groans of the dying, -and of those who
had lost near and clear friends ; the ghast
ly aspect_ of_the_blackened—eorpses ;,-the
shocking appearance of many who badly
burned and almost destitute of clotliin?
were running ts ey . new not where ; oth
ers in the last agonies of death, made .a
picture t. o horrid for contemplation. The
snfferers have all been taken to Green
Bay and other towns; where they will'be
kindly cared for, as hospitality is one of
the marked traits of the West. The loss
; to the Peshtigo Company, whoowned, the
factories and most of the town, besides
large pine lands, is estimated at three
million dollars, besides the
,-loss of their
extensive warehouses in Chicago.
Meunekaunee, a town of seve or eight
hundred inhabitants; is all dest oyed but
three houses. Fortunately no ives were
lost here.' Marinette is, also nearly all
destroyed. Businoss in this section is
partially suspended. All the saw mills
and factories . at 'Oshkosh, Fon du Lac,
and other neighboring towns are stopped.
by an order of the authorities.
A Model Love Letter.
"My dear Mrs. X : Every time I think
of you my , heart flops up and down like
a churn dasher. sensations of unuttera
ble joy caper-over it like yonng goats on
a stable roof, and thrill through it like a
pair of tow linen trowsers. As a gosling
swimmeth with delight, in a mud puddle,
so swim I in a sea of glory. Visions of
ecstattic rapture thicker than the hairs
of a blacking brush, and brighter than
the hues of a humming bird's pinions, visit
me in my slumbers ; and, borne on their
invisible wings, your image stands before
me, and I reach out to grasp it, like a
pointer snapping at a blue bottle fly.—
When I first beheld your angelic perfec
tions, I was bewildered, and my brain
whirled around like a bumble bee under
a glass tumbler. My eyes stood open like
cellar doors in a country town, and I lif
ted up my ears to catch the silvery accent
of your voice. My tongue refused to wag,
and in th e silent adoration I drank in the
sweet infe?.tion of love as a thirsty man
swalloweth, a tuunbler of hot whiskypunch.
* * * * * * * *
"I am dying to fly to thy presence, and
pour out the burning eloquence of my
love, as thrifty housewives pour out hot
coffee. Away from you I am as melan
choly as a sick rat. Some times I can
hear the June bug of despondence buz
zing in my ears, and feel the Gold lizards
of despair running down my .back. Un
couth fears, like a thousand minnows, nib
ble at my spirits, and my soul is pierced
with doubts like an old cheese is bored
with, skippers.
,"My love for you is stronger than the
smell Of Coffei's 'patent butter, or the kick
of a young cow, and more unselfish than
a kitten's first caterwaul.. As the song
bird.hankers for the light of day, the cau
tious monk for the fresh bacon in the trap,
as a mean pup hankers for new milk, so
I long for thee.
"You are fairer than a speckeled pullet,
sweeter than a Yankee doughnut friend
in sorghwii molasses, brighter than a top
knot.plumage on the head of a Muscovy
duck: You • are candy, kisses, raisins,
• poundcake, and sweetened toddy altogeth
"If these few remarks will enable you
to see the inside of my soul, and me to win
your affections, I shall be as happy as a
woodpecker on a chary tree, or a stage
horse in a green pasture. If you cannot
reciprocate - my thrilling passions, I will
pine away ,like a poisoned bed-bng, and
fall away from a flourishing vine of life,
an .untimely branch ; and in the corning
years, where shadows grow from-the hills,
and the . philosophical frog sings his even=
in& hymns, you, happy in , another's love,
can come to drop a tear Ad catch ,a cold
upon the last resting place. of yours, affec
Many delight more in giving of pres
ent.= than paying their dc-bt..3.,
Truttlfut an-cl Obedient.
Charlie ! "Cheilie !" Clear. and "sweet
as a note struck from a 'silvery bell, the
voice rippled over the common.
"That's mother,". cried one of the boys,
and.he instantly threw 'down his bat, and
picked up his •jacket and cap.
"Don't go yet I" "Have it out !', Fin
ish the game !" Try. it again !" cried the
players in a noisy chorus.
"I. must go—right, off—this minute.. I
told her I'd come whenever she called.
"Make-her-believe -you-didet-hear
them all exclaimed.
' "But I did' hear:"
"She wont know you did." • -
"But I. know it, and—"
"Let him go" said a bystander. "You
tii his mother's a on stria! -." -
t s so, sap rey ; "Ip it s
to what every boy ought to be tied ; and
in a hard knot, too."
run the minute she called,". said one
- "I don't call it babyish -to keep one's
-word-to his moitter "-ruiSivered the obedi
ent boy, a beautiful light , glowing ha his
blue eyes. "I call that manly ; _and the
boy who don't keel his word to her, will
never keep it to any one else—you see if
he does 1"
and he hurried away to his cottage home.
Thirty years have passed since those
boys played on' the common. Charles
Gray is now a prosperous business man
in a great city, and his mercantile friends
say of him that "his word is as good as
his bond." We asked him once how he
had acquired such a reputation.
"I never broke my word when a boy
no matter how great the temptation, and
the' habit formed then, has clung to me
throu • h life."—Child's Deliiht.
Some Things.
Be sure your own doctrines are sound
before pitching into'other people's
- Ride and belabor your own hobby to
your hearts content but for heaven's sake
do not quarrel with friends and neighbors
eeauseAhey-refuse-to-naount-witlryo .
'"' If it hurts your feelings to be snubbed
and' bluffed off, remember that others
may not like it any better than you do.
Conceal. the weak points in your na
ture with an honest mantle of self-poise
and independence; and then many an in
tended sting will not wound or give you
pain. •' •
Earn your own self respect and then
you will not imagine people intend to
• e sureyou meirit respect and then do
not lay ,awake nights worying about oth
er people's opinion of yon. '
the louder your enemies raiie their
voices against . you, the,more may you
justly believe in your importance.
Be . good to your friends and let your
enemies take care of themselvw.
It is useless to try to please e ybody .
so if you please yourself, and believe you
are right, you will be happy, and make
others believe in you.
AboVe all things be kind to - the,, poor,
the sick, the old, ,the young, and tg your
wife, if you have one; and
. go slow when
attempting to revenge as injury, for oft
times that which seems an injury proves a
In short, be kind and considerate to
your friends, keep your enemies at a prop
er distance, in thought and every' other
way,.and be as good. to yonrself as you
possibly can without wronging anybody
else.—Elm Orlon:
A Wonderful City is London.
It is four times more '
New York and St. Petersburg, twice as
populous as Constantinople, hastwolhirds
more people in it than Paris, and one:.
fourth more than Pekin. It contains as
many people as Scotland, .vice es many '
as DentNark, and three times the number
of Greece. Every eight rOtuter, night
and day, one person dies • every five Min
utes I:orie is bone; BOO,OOO have been
ailed to the population sincelBsl. -
Only half a million of all this popula
tion attend public worship; and there are
a million of absentees who, if inclined- to
attend would require to have SOO new
places of worship built. 100,000 people
work on Sundays. ;,..*
There are 140,000 habitual gin drink
ers. 4.90,000 intoxicated people ,every
year taken off the streets. 100,000 - fallen
women. 10;000 Professional gamblers.-
50,000 children trained to crime.. 30,000
thieve and receivers, of stolen.- goodri.—
There are 10,000 public houses And beer
shops,. frequented r
• egularly by; 50,000iier-_,
sons. In every' 890 of the 'population,
one is insane. Theresa one baker for„eversr_
1207 'persons: one butcher for every 1563 ;
one grocer for every . lsoo; and one police
man for every 608 inhabitants. On the
other hand out of 60,000 street Arabs
30,000 are at ragged schools. There are
400 Bible women:3Bo . city missionaries;
and 20,000 persons attending public wor: :
ship in the theatres every Sunday eve
ning. It is a world in itself.
They have horse-flies out in Arkansas;
some of them are as big as ostriches, and.
worry horses terribly. But the farmers
out there have lately come a game on them
that is likely to discdurage father emigra
tion of this kind. They patiently watch
the varmint, sae wrestles with their an
imals, and after the hiuse' has -become so
disabled by loss of blood and layi down
in the -furrow, they just tarnesa the "fly"
up in the horse's toggery 'and keep right
along with theplowing. There 'are peo
ple so incredulous' as to -doubt the truth of
this statement, no doubt. There is no
pleasure in writing for such people • any
Prefer loss before unjust gain, for that
grid Lilt uacc:, 6'll fucker.
,A Speech on the Smith
"Gentlemen," said a candidate for Con
gress, "my name is Smith, and I am proud
,to say lam not ashamed' of it. It may
be that no person in this crowd' owns that
very uncommon: 'name. If, ' however,
there be no such; let him hold up his
head, pull up his dickey, turn out his toes
take courage and, thank his stars that they
itfe,,a few more left of the same sort. '
gentlemen, 'is an illustrious name,
. ,
And stands ever high in the annals of fame,
Let White, Brown and Jones increase as
they will, •
Believe me that Smith, will out number
'them still.
"Gentlemen, I aria proud of being an
-nriginal-Smith r amd-not_a—Suryth,...nor....a_
Smythe, but a regular, natural S-m-i-t 7 b,
Puttinr --' the - addle.
g a "y• m . _ ...le;W
an `e' at the end, won't do, gentleni*
Who ever heard tell of a great' man by
answers, who ? And everybo_dy says -no
body._ _But for_Smith, _why_ the _pillars of
fame are covered with : the honored and
reverend name. Wi o were the most ra
cy, -witty and ' popular authors of this
country ? Horace and Albert Smith.—
Who the most origiital, - 0 u=
morons ; preacher ? Rev. Sidney Smith.
'And who, I say,• is that man, and . what
is his name,• who has fought the most
bales in his Lfe, madthe most speech
es, preached the most sermons, held the '
Most offices, sung the most songs, 'written
the most poems, courted the most women,
kissed the most girls and married the
most, widows ? History says—l say—
• you say-and everybody says-John Smith.
A Boy's Faith.
- One of the most biautiful illustrations
of beliexing prayer which I have ever
known,"wakfuinished the_otherda •
little boy some four years ohL — Hirf
grandparents were talking about the
drought. •
‘Yes," said_the .
flo*ers will all burg up, an ,
have no strawberries,"
•i e Bossy listened withdW - ) 111 -r
-est, but said nothing. A few minutes af
terward he was seen kneeling in one cor
ner of the room, with hands to 'his face,
and was over-heard praying thus: "0
Lord! send down rain. so that grandma's
flowers shan't be burnt up, and so we
shall have plenty of strawberries."
He then arose . and came te, his grand
mother, saying •
'"Your flowers won't burn up, grandma.
We are going to have rain."
"How do you know?"
"Oh !" said little Bossy, "I have been
praying . for it, and it will come." ,He
seemed to have no doubt of it. •
The next morning the first thing the
little feilowdidovhen he came down stairs
was to go to the back door and' open it
to see if it 'bad - rained -according to his
prediction, and the rain was falling upon
the thirsty flowers and the perishing--ber
ries. As soon as he saw it, he joyously
shouted ! "It's come it's come. I knew
it would ! I prayed for it?
How Stupid.
To walk along the street with an • um
brella or cane under your arm, the point
sticking out for everybody to runlie,-4ce
How stupid for three ladies to walk
abreast, and move so slowly that persons
in a hurry Must either go bee :them
or get into the gutter.- . -
How stupid to puff and blow; and - Well
nigh faint upon ,ascending a stairway,
with forty pounds of fashionable cloait,on
your back.
- How stupid to go late to church, and
annoy the minister and, congregation by
.yourfussy entrance. .
• How stupid to wear a dress tour feet
too long, and then look daggers .if any .
one stops on it. .
How stupid to walk for exercise
. whey
you need rest. .
• How stupid not to know what you
want when you get into a dry goods store.
How stupid to eat. when you'renct
hung Ho w.
stupid to smother the smell of,
your unwashed person in musk or other
disagreeable perfumes.
How stupid to think that people's opin
ion of you increases in proportion to the
cost of your clothes. •
How stupid to refuse to sing or play
when urged; or to-bore people to distrac
tion by_ doing so when not askoi. .
A Story of General Thomai.
Among' the stories told of the late Gen.
Thomas, is one of an incident which cc
'tuned when he and his chief of staff;
Gen. Garfield, were inspecting the • forti
fications of Chattanooga in 1864. They
beard a slioni;"Hello, Misterl You! I
want to.. speak to •you-;" and General
Thomas found .that-he was the person
addreied, by an Uncouth, backwoods,
East T'ennesseein. • He stopped, and .the
dialogue. whieh ensued was , as-follows:
"Mister; I want to -get'a fiirlough."
• • "On whattrounds do you want a fur
lough, my man • -
"I" want to go-home and see my wife."
"How long since you saw your wife ?"
"Ever since I enlisted, nigh on to three
' "Three months !" - good-nitaredly ex.
claimed General Thomas. "Why, my
gook man, t s harft seed -my wife—for,
th.ree years." - - .• ' -
The East Tea nesarinstopped whittling
for a'moinent, and stared incredulously ;
at length:he said "Well, ''yeaf see; ate
and my wife_ain't.that
liven General Thontik grittiness was
not proof against the laughter which he
rode away to consent, leaving the &sten;
ished soldier without an 'anima-. 's"irk
it 1.12- 101 4 bC , i n. ClArf
Pigs are doctored the wrong way—
killed first and then cured.
It is all•very ,
well to say, "Take things
as they come," but suppose they don't
come? .
A. Jew, on s
ham, remarked :
me to , 4lhritt.
Of alt icts of cowardice, the meanest is
that which leads us to _abandon a good
cause because it is weak, and join—a—bad
cause becauselt-is strong,
•ne who -wis .es •e worl -.ow
I • ! ! ! e! t.; ":
the best way to raise strawberries is' with
; Eti npoon. •
-ome • o• e
_IC! . I - at --
I semebedy had eaten ten saucers of ice
cream; • whereupon Pat shook hiS head.
"So ) . you don't believe it.
With a shrewd nod Pat answered, "I
belave in the creme, but not in the sae.-
cers. -- - . .
Three men comparing notes : One says,
"there-are-two-bugs-to-every talk" A
second says,, "they have cut down my
early crop, and are sitting on the fence•
waiting for the late crop to come up."—
Pshaw 1" said the-third, "You don't know
anything about it: I-passed a seed store
the other day, and, the bugs were in there
looking over the, books to. See who had,
13urchased seed potatoei."
of Peter Cartwright's eampmeet
hip ho was much annoyed by a noisy els
-ter who "took part" more frequently than
le. — HeTliad — Ctilled• on allto
waa accep
kneel while same one should leadin pray
er. She struck out at once with much
.feeli%and power Cartwright_ not re
con,g her voice, shouted out "Amen!"
brotheriiileding close by, whispered :
It's lu - liiT‘TOrdsat - praying.' • awr g
looking round and seeing that it was - so,
cried out : "I take that amen back 19
a,ndmother,_ "my
TURKEYS ON DE PmccE;---A story is
told of Dick, a darkey, in:Kentucky r who
was a notorious thief, so vicious- in, this re
spect that all the thefts in the neighbor
hood were charged, o him. On one occa
sion Mr. Jones, a neighbor. of Dick"s.mas
ter, called and said that dick- dust be
sold out of that country, he MS - Stolen all
his (Jones') turkeys. m este r
could not think- so. The two, -however,
went into the field where Dick . •was at
work and accused him for the theft.
"No, I didn't massa,".responded Dick.
- The mister persisted.
"Well," at length Said Dick; "I'll tell
you passe, I didn't. steal- 'them: :varkeys.
but last night.l - went across Mr. Jones'
pasture, and saw one of your rails on de
fence; so I brought home ,the rail, and
confound it, whoa I come to look, dare
was nine taker on de rail:
The old Charlestown good livers boast
ed of their wines,. and some of.,their cel
lars were stared
,witb..the oldest and. the
.best. One of them, the well-known J. L.
said that' he had $70;000 worth of
wine in his cellar •:when his - house' was
burned..daring -the =war:- thought
himself, and .was.thought to. be the best
judge of wine in the State. At a dinner
party .were he was a Ipiest it was secretly
arranged to brinci. - him into disgrace in
the-nuittne of judgment, and . .the host sent
to a corner grocery, and for a dollar
bought a. bottle of wine and put . it ea the
table as tspeeinten rare and.extraordina
ry. Mr: L:- pronounced the' best
they had, and said he ; - "I' recognize • the
vintage ;it 44784. There is:not:a ;thing
better than this inAmer/de. The shout
. followed assured. him
'diet was sold , the host explained
that he had procured it around the cor
"Send fox the man," said Mr. L
"and let me see if this is so."
The man soon appeared, and Mr. L.
' said to him : "Now I will hold you
harmless if you tell me frankly where
yougot that bottle of wine."
"Well," answered the grocer, if you
will, know, I bought it of one of your mg
gen'!" - -
So Mr. L. had them all, and the
laugh was now.on..thnother side.' - .
11 neWspaper in New. York State tells
the following • - "Mr: Beatle, now an en
ginee:r on the kontgomery Branch Rail
roaksays that he was once driving the
engine of the cincinnatißxpress min No.
8, up the mountain, it aemed to him .Is 3 ho
rounded the'rocka just before entering the
great cut at Otisville, - that some one said
to him as plain as words could speak
it, "Shut off." He looked around to see
if his fireman had spoken to him, but as
that individual was leaning with his head
out of the cab, it was evident that he had
not. • Mr. Beatle prepared to dismiss it,
when a second time us plainly and dis
tinctly as before, ho heard the warning
voice; "Shut off:" without further delay
he pushed the throttle-valVe clear in, and
shut the steam entirely off. Of course.
as the train was going up a rising ground
it at once slacked. its speed, not a Enc
mukt tocfpoea for .around the rock was
the rearm:id - of a freight train slowly toil
irigup' he grade . it was the Vain.;
'struck each other, but so slightly as to
cans° no damage, and hut little delay.
The same . thing induced another =glo
om, familiarly known as "Old Butter
milk:' to stop No. 2 tu Grey Court just in
time to avoid .i , naninginto a wreek, one
,a4a Z . 4;:i, a, 4, 4 , , ,a . 44 a
02,00 PER YEAR
NllllOllll 3 3T:
Mit and ,guntor.
a prodigiously fine
on almost persuad
&judge of Wines.
"Shut Off.