The Waynesboro' village record. (Waynesboro', Pa.) 1871-1900, November 02, 1871, Image 1

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    BY W. BLAIR.
. By W
'TERMS—Two Dollars per Annum if paid
within the year; Two Dollars and
Fifty cents after the expiration
of the year. ,
lines) three insertions, .sl,po ; for
each subsequent insertion, Thir
five Cents per ,Square. A liberal
discount made to yearly adver
LOCALS.—Business LocUls Ten Cents per
• line for the first insertion, Seven
Cents for subsequent insertions.
Vrofitsglional (ards.
Office at the Waynesboro' "Corner Drug
DR. B. RA'IT Z ,
Has resumed the practice of Medicine
OFFICE—In the Walker Building—near
the Bowden House. Night calls should be
made at his residence on Main Street, Lddr
joining the Western School House.
July 20-tf
I. N.. SNIVMT-a r , Ja,
Office at his residence, nearly opposite
the Bowden House. Nov 2—tf.
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I t a l t V.lN e G se b v e er e i l l i l t o d u m r i ts te? .n t? ?l, P a r n ti n e l e co L i aw l.
ty, all business entrusted to his care will be
promptly attended to. Post °like :iddre...,s
Ilereersburg, Pa.
Will give prompt and close attention to all
business entrusted to his care. Office next
door to the Bowden House, in tho Walker
B ' I .‘ l SILLUALiM
Practices in the several Courts of Franklin
and adjacent Counties.
N. B.—Real Estate leased and sold, and
Fire Insurance effected on reasonable terms.
December 10, 1871.
• ,
Experienced in Dentistry, will insert you
:gets of Teeth at prices to suit the times.
Feb. 16, 1871.
OR., it., HI., STRACKLERi t
his Professional services to the
I L/citizens of Waynesboro' and vicinity.
DR. Srrammt has relinquished an exten
sive practice at Mercersburg, where he has
been prominently engaged for a number of
years in the practice of his profession.
He 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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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, wiaout pain by the use of
chloroform, eather, nitrous oxid egas or the
freezing process, in a manner surpassed by
We the undersigned being acquainted with
A. K. 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. ,
T. 1.)
Sept 29tf]
O. A._ S. WOTAN',
LE"Watches Repaired and Warranted.-en
ria'Jewelry Made and Repaired."
4uly 13, 1871.-tf.
rrHE undersigned having had some ten
I. 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 undersised at Waynesboro', Pa.
feb 2—tf ' A. B. STOLEN.
- 43, _A. 3EI 12.0 I ..N" I
E subscriber informs the public that he
JL continues the Barbering business in the
room next door to Mr. Beid's Grocery Store,
and itt at all times prepared to do hair cut
ting, shaving ' s spooning etc. in the best
style. The patronage of the public is respect.
fully solicited.
Aug 23 1871. W. IL. PRICE.
CONCAVE CONVEX Spectacles, at
seemed to encourage his wife to go on ; for
she-uttered words more and more bitter,
until at last, almost in a state of frenzy,
-the wretched man rushed from the house,
to the tavern, and there sought to bury{
- his thoughts of the past and the future in
the rum-cup. -
In the meantime, James 'Hawley, his
companion in labor, entered his home with
a very sad countenance. But before he
had stepped over the threshold, a loving
pair of arms were thiown around his neck,
and a pair of sweet lips were pressed to
his. He returned the salutation sadly, and
then inquired for the baby.
' "She Is sleeping sweetly in her cradle.
She has been a perfect little darling all
day. Supper is waiting ; so make haste.
Here is warm water_ as A Ir. you
-Ftiint riot in the beat of the strife ; I not later than usual to-night ?"
,stiut to'ottrg.
Look not mournfully back to the Past, '
The Present's - the hour for duty, "
And Life, be it ever so dark,
momenta of - surtsliln - d - beauty.7 ----
Look up! for the sun is still shining,
• Although a black cloud may be there
Remember the bright silver lining
From under the cloud will appear.
Sit not with the hands idly folded—
Each one 'has a duty to do,
And if life has its struggles for others,
Why have only pleasures for you?
Seek not to pluck only the roses
But put on the armor.of courage,
TO fight in the battle of Life.
Look around on the highways, and gather,
- • • • • • • - -: • • • •
But take up the stones that are bruising
Some weary, worn traveler's feet;
Seek out some cool spring in the desert.
And give to the lips that are dry—
Speak a kind word of hope or of comfort
To each sorrowing one who goes by.-
Pluck a thorn from some poor bleeding
Make strong some faint heart for the
strife ;
Rouse up the weak feet that have fallen—
Ah, thifi is the mission of Life ;
No matter since duty is done ;
There's One who will better reward you,
With the crown you have faithfully won.
Though September's suns shine brightly,
And:September's skies are blue,
Though Autumn breezes lightly
Stir the leaves of varied hue,
Still a not ua leasant sadn •s=
Stealeth softly o'er our hearts,
'While we mourn the vanished gladness
Of the Summer which departs.
Though the Auttunn foliage glory
in its green and gold array,
Yet its splendor tells a story
Of incipient decay,
Let us listen ‘o its teaching,
For analogies profound,
And throughout all nature reaching,
Are within us, and around.
Yes, the Autumn foliage gaining
Tints of beauty as it dies,
Like the setting sun, which waning,
Spreads new glory o'er the skies,
Tells the Christian that as nearer
To the grave his footsteps tend,
All his grace should shine clearer,
And beam brightest at his end.
( T . tlistellautmts grading.
It was a cold, dismal evening in No
vember, that two laborers might have been
seen wending their way along the streets of
a large nianumeturing town.
slowly they proceeded, with dejected
countenance, not exchanging a word un
til the one whom we shah call smith, hal
ted lienure a neat little house and un
lat.:bed the gate. Then there was such a
look 01 utter misery and despair gleaming
arum his eyes that his companion mur
mured, e must trust in (loci, smith."
'life words were unheeded,and his com
panion passed on, while smith entered
the house.
A tall, dark-eyed woman was flitting
about, getting supper. bhe gazed up as
be entered, exclaiming: "You are late to
"Yes, he articulated gloomily, and go
ing to the cradle he touk up the six weeks
olu baby; and sorrowfully premed it to
his heart.
"1 do wish you would put that child
down and get ready for supper," exclaim
ed his wile, atter enduring his gloominess
for some time.
He slowly obeyed, and then seated him
selt at the table, with a deep sigh. •
"What in the world is the matter with
you to-night ?" •she asked, as she sat down
opposite him.
Ills voice trembled as he replied, "I
suppose you might as well know first as
last. I have been discharged."
"There! exclaimed his wife, quickly,
pushing, back her chair. Just what I
might have expected 1 I'd like to know
what we are going to do now. Winter
coming on and all. I declare, Smith, you
will torture me to death 1"
"I am very sorry, Lydia, but I cannot
help it."
"worry I No you are:not sorry at all. You
would just as leave see your wife and chil
dren starve as not. lt'a nothing in the
world but your poor managing."
"Lydia., you are cruel. instead of help
ing me to endure my great trouble, which
is bearing me down to the very earth, you
make i ten times harder for me to bear.
•I was not the only one discharged. There
was JinklElawley, and ever so many oth
ers. "Business is dull." Business is dull!"
she mimicked after him.
"Always an excuse for a worthless man.
To think that you should be discharged
now, just as your rends due ; and then we
are out of wood; and look at my shoes,
won't you ? my feet almost on the ground.
I wish I had never married you,'•' and a
dark look accompanied the last words.—
The poor husband now covered his face
with his hands and grouted aloud. This
"Bad news 1" she exclaimed, turning
pale as, for_ the.first time, she notice&that.
some - fng was wrong.
Yes; I. was discharged to night, and I
do not know as I can an • thin! to do
before spring. Business is sd • uli."
"Is that all ?" asked his wife with a
sigh of relief. "I thought it was some
thing terrible, the way you looked."
And is it not terrible enough ? What
will become of us this winter, it lam out
of employment ?
"The same God who feeds the sparrows
and clothes the lilies in the field, will not
let us suffer, dear James."
"God blLss you, Mar! 1 • There is sweet
• • • • • '
"And now let us have supper," ex
claimed his wife cheerfully. "See, I have
your favorite dish—shortcake and toast.—
Do not let your troubles impair - your ap
petite, and then, after tea, we will talk it
all over. God doeth everything •for the
best. And as our day so shall our strength
In the evening it was determined that
the quarter's rent should be paid immedi
ately, a 110 N supply of coal obtained, and
tne remaiumg portion of the Money pla
ced in the wife's hands to be dealt out as
s as ossibl•
Then Mary suggested that all her pret
ty parlor furniture should be put away in
the garret, and the : front room let out.—
Further than this they could lay no plans,
and as the husband went out to pay the
rent the future looked so dark to the young
wife that she could not altogether restrain
her tears; but seeking strength from on
high, her face wore the same cheerful
smile when her husband returned, and lit
tle did he know that during all that long
night, while he and his baby were so sound
ly sleeping his wife lay awake, planing
out the future.
Three months have passed, with scarce
ly a day's work, in all that time, and
now uuother's quarter's rent. is due. In
vain the laborer thrusts his hands into his
empty pockets•, anu m vain racks his brain
lbr some solution of the problem how that
rent is to he paid. The lodger had paid
his money monthly ; but then that was
not enough to meet the sum, if he had it,
and of course his wile had spent that aS
ast as she received it, and it was an every
day wonder to James how Mary manag
ed so well.
With feelings of great despair he en
tered the house. The table was spread
with the same favorite dish. There was
the Shortcake and toast, flanked with a
golden lump of butter, a plate of honey,
and a deep dish of roasted apples to be
served with sugar and cream, while at his
plate sat the steaming teapot. As James
took it in all at one glance, he greatly
wondered at the frugal yet comfortable
way of living. How his wife had been
able to make the small amount of money
last so long was a mystery to him, and yet
he could not help wishing inwardly that
she had been more economical, then per
haps, the rent might have been paid, and
he felt that it would be better tot have
subsisted on one crust of bread rather than
to be turned out of doors homeless.
He refused to sit at the table, pleading
that he had no appetite. .And a great
large tear arose in the strong man's eyes
as he informed his wife that on the mor
row they would be turned out of house
and home, to go he knew not where, as he
had not a dollar in his pockets, to secure
them a room elsewhere.
"Is that it ?" exclaimed his wife in a
soft tone, and trip ed up stairs; and soon
returned, and placed two ten dollar bills
in his hand.
"Where did you get them ?" he asked
eagerly turning them over, in his hands,
as though to ascertain whether they were
really genuine or not.
"I earned them," replied his wife gaily.
"I knit afghans, shawls, children's hood's,
saques and sos; at first only for those
whom I providentially heard wished arti
cles of the kind; afterwards I was employ
ed to furnish a trimming establishment
with my work."
"And kept it a secret from me?"
because I thought you would be
worried for fear I was doing too much.—
I love to knit dearly, and consider it more
of a pleasant pastime than labor."
"God be praisad for giving me such a
wife!" exclaimed her husband, earnestly;
and pressing his wife and child closely to
his bosom and said: "Her children arise
up and call her blessed.; her husband al
so, and he praiseth her; for many daugh
ters have done virtuously, but thou ex
cellest them all.
Twenty years lava passed, and James
Hawley is a rich man. But Joseph Smith
is a confirmed drunkard, while his wife
has long since passed from earth a victim
of misery and want .
Why will 114 wives as at their hus
bands to bear their trials with helping
band and hearts? If they would but do
this, bowimany families would- be - bayed
: ry, 41PLI
* * * * *
from ruin, and how sweet would be their
reward, not only upon earth, but also in
Kicked by a Mule.
Jake Johnson had a mule, there was
nothing remarkable in the merefact of his
being the possessor of such an animal, but
there was something peculiar about the
mule. He--,theanimal—could kick high
er, bite harder on the slightest provoca
tion and act uglier than any_mule_on—re-_
One morning riding his property to
market, Jake met Jim Boggs, against
whom be had an old but concealed grudge.
He knew Bogga weakness lay in brag
ging and betting÷therefor-he saluted-him
ow are you un . me mornmg.
Hearty squire," replied Jim.
"Fine, weather. That's knice mule
ou ha• - - - ---- - - - -
IV~7l~e do to bet on?"
"Bet on? Guess he will, that. I tell
you Jim Boggs, he's the best mule in this
coun y.
"Great smash is that so?" ejaculated
"Solid truth every word of it .
Tell you confidentially, Jim, I'm tak
ing him down for betting purposes. I
bet he can kick a fly , from aily man with
out its hurtirig. l
"Now, 1 ok here squire," said Jim, "I
am not a betting character, but I'll bet
you something on that myself."
" *m r there'-s no use ; don't bet, I don't
want to win your money."
"Don't be alarmed squire, I'll take
such bets as them every time."
"Well if yon are determined to bet,
will bet a small stake—say five dollars.'
"All right squire, you are my Iman.
But who'll he kick the fly de" there
is no one here but you and I. _ You try
"No." says Johnson, I have to be by
the mule's head to order him."'
"Oh! yaws," said Jim. "Then probably
I'm the man. Waal! I'll do it; but you
"All right," quoth the squire.
" Nov there's a fly on your shou'der.
stand still." And Johnston adjusted the
"Whist, Jervy, said he.
The mule raised his heels witlisuch ve
locity and force that Boggs rose in the air
like a bird, and alighted on all fours in
a muddy ditch, bang up against a rail
Raising in a towering rage exclaimed :
Yaas, that is smart! I know .:your
darned mule couldn't do it. You had
that all put up. I wouldn't be kicked
like that for fifty dollars. You can just
fork over them ere stakes for it any way.'
"Not so fast, Jim; Jervy did just what
I said he could; that is, kick a fl off a
man without its hurting him. You see
the mule is not injured by the operation.
However, if you are not satisfied, we will
try it again as often as you wish."
"The duce take you," growled Jim.
"I'd rather have a barn fall on me at
once than have that critter kick me again-
Keep the stakes, but don't say anything
about it.
And Boggs trudged'on in bitterness of
soul, murmuring to himself, "Sold b y
thunder and kicked by a mule!"
The coffin was a plain one—a poor
miserable pine coffin. No Bowers on the
top; no lining of white satin for the pale
brow; no smooth ribbons about the coarse
shroud. The brown hair was laid decent
ly back, but there was no crimped cap
with neat tie beneath the chin. The sul
ferer from cruel poverty smiled in her
sleep ; she had found bread, rest, and
"I want to see my mother," sobbed a
poor little child, as the undertaker was
screwing downithLtst.
"You cannot ; get out of the way, boy ;
why don't somebody take the brat?"
"Only let me see her one minute 1". cri
ed the helpless orphan, clutching the side
of the charity box, and as he gaze 1 upon
the rough box agonized tears crept down
the cheeks, on which no childish bloom
ever lingered. Oh ! it was painful to hear
him cry the words, "Only once, let me'
see mother, only once l"
Quickly and brutally the heartless
monster struck the boy away, so that he
reeled with the blow. For a moment
the boy stood panting With grief and rage
—his blue eyes distended, his lips sprang
apart, fire glittered through his eyes as .
he raised his little arm with a most un
childish laugh and screamed,—"When I
am a man, I'll be revenged for that I" •
There was a coffin and a heap of earth
between the mother and the poor forsa
ken child—a monument much stronger
than granite built in the boy's heart the
memory of the heartless deed.
.*** * * *
The court-house was crowded to mad
"Does any ono appear as this man's
counsel?" asked the judge.
There was a silence when he had fin
ished, until, with lips tightly
. pressed to
gether, a look or—strange intelligence,
blended with a haughty reserve upon his
handsome features, a young man stepped
forward with a firm tread and kindly,eye
to plead for the erring. He was a strang
er, but at the first sentence there was si
lence. The splendor of his genius enhanc
The man who could not find a friend
was acquitted.
"May God Mein you, sir :1 cannot,"
he said.
"I want no thanks," replied the etrang-
"I—l—l boner. you axe unknown
"Man, I will refresh your memory.—
Twenty years ago you struck a broken
hearted little boy away from his deai
mother's coffin. I was that boy."
"Have you rescued me, then, to take
my lac ?"
"Na, I have a sweeter revenge. I have
a sweeter revenge. I have saved the life
- of a man whose brutal conduct has rank
led in my breast for the last twenty years.
Go, then, and remember the tears of a
The man bowed his head in shame,
and went from the presence of magnanim
ity as grand to him - incomprehensible.
After, a Great Fire.
tays a correspondent, writing from
Never was presented a more
mournful scene as last night I walked
through the desolate ruins of the South
Division of this cit • . In m • front and
- ninny - ere mi. ; amen, rising rom
the great beds of coal along the banks of
the ,river, and - here and there among the
'ruins were little patches of flames, blue
or red, where, apparently, solid granite
and brick were yet ablaze. From all
thele flames, arose a baneful light, that
dragged the ruins from the shadows of
the night and made every ragged rem
nant of wall seem a monument of gener
_aLdesolation. And these remnants_ _were
by no means few? Stout walls of gran
ite have been blistered and cracked by
the fierce heat, but portions of many yet
stood erect amid the ruins. As far as the
eye could reach on every side in the red
light of the distant coal fields, was a
chaos of smouldering fire. In the silence
and solitude came a sense of 'desolation
no other ruins could cause.
If the ruins are weirdly grand by night
it is only by day that a correct idea of
the destrnction which has been wrought
can be obtained. The strong light of day
enables the eye to reach for miles on eve
ry side, only to view the wreck of what
last week was a busy hive. of commerce.
Imagine an area of 2,500 acres covered
with hea .s of bricks and ashes with ht
an t ere the remnants of wall yet' erect,
to tell more plainly the story of destruc
tion. And area four miles * long, by an
average of three-quarters of a mile wide,
with not a house left standing. In this
space was the bulk of the wealth which
Chicago had accumulated. Stately build
ings, devoted 'to commerce, art, literature,
And religion, covered a part of this terri
tory. Never was wreck so complete.—
There is an amusing absense of debris.
for the fire seems to have literally swal
lowed all these huge houses, leaving noth
ing behind but heaps of ashes, and a few
scraps of Iron. I had expected fo find
the streets encumbered with huge mass
es of bricks, iron and other refuse, but
found them almost entirely clear, and
nowhere so blocked as to be impassible
for vehicles. It seemed as if the fire de
voured the buildings so rapidly, that on
ly insignificant fragments tell to the
ground, and I can readily 'believe the
statement that the flames spread from
block to block faster than a man could
walk. But complete as is the destruc
tion in the South division, it is as nothing
compared with that in the North Divi
sion. There, with one exception, every
thing is levelled even with the streets.—
Not a. timber re Wins, nor a single brick
in its plac6. The one exception is anoth
er marvel of this great conflagration, as
it is a frame house that was in the midst
of the fire, and yet it is scarcely touched.
A Cross Examination.
One of the most prominent ornaments
of the bar, celebrated for his genial dispo
sition, found himself about the close of the
war Washed ashore high and dry pecuni
arily, in the city of Richmond, where he
was forced to hang out his shingle in the
.Rusting Courts. One of his first clients
was kyouth, who was arrested at the in
stance of a respectable negro man of fam
ily, for having "rocked" his house and
severely injured his daughter with a stone
thrown through the window. At the ex
amination, old Pompy was put upon the
stand, and proved the charge in such un
deniable terms that it would have gone,
hard with our friend's client had it not
beenifor the cross examination :
Lawyer--`You say one stone came in
to the room where you were sitting with
your family, and struck your daughter ?"
—Pomp—"Yes, boss." ,
Lawyer--" Where did it strike her ?"
Pomp---(Silence for a while) "I don't
like to tell, boss,"
Lawyer—" But 'you must, tell, I demand
again, where did it hit her ?"
Pomp —"Dat all foolishnm, boss,: I
tell you it bit her. I don't like to tell
where 'fore dose ladies in court."
Lawyer— "lint you must answer.—
Where did it hit her?"
Pomp—(Slowly.) "On the buzzum,
Lawyer-- "Well, how, severely did it
injure her ?7,
Pomp—"Oh, quit this foolishness. I
ain't gwine to tell."
Lawyer—" Again I must insist upon
my question being answered. Did it in
jure fifer ?"
Pomp (In despair.) "No sah I it did
nod injure her, but it hit the man's hand
that was payin"tention to her."
The case was dismissed immediately
for want of jurisdiction.
A lady in Brooklyn is known to be so
humane that she will not allow evert het
carpet to be beaten; and was frightfully
shocked on, hearing a boy, who was relat
ing a story about a donkey, tell his com
rade to cut his tail short ; she actually
fainted away when a relative said he had
been killing time.
Sulgeribe for tjie "Record.
mile from Jamestown, Russel county, there
lives one of the most remarkable families
in:all Sentuckey, and, probably, in the
United States. Mr. James Jeffries, who
is now in Louisville serving upon the pet
it jury in the United States Court, tells
his own story, and says that he was mar
ried before he was seventeen years old,
his 'wife being only five days younger than
himself. They lived' together seven years
without children, when his wife gave birth
• •••••sTa - bey and a girlif - tiwtifteen
years which followed • nineteen children
were born to the happy couple, each of
the first three births being twins and each
subsequent birth alternating between twins
and single births until the fifteen years I
• ;.• a accomplished and — fitreteen crif• ren
composed the family circle, seven pairs of
twins being born during the. time.
Mr. Jeffries is only 4 years old and is
still youthful in appearance and very
• ;Lid , (4 . 10 IP i I
in all her life than at. present, though
she will not weigh a hundred pounds.—
Her greatest weight at any time was 110
pounds. The boy of the first twins now
weighs 165 pounds, the girl 125 pounds.
All the boys who are grown have made
large men ; the girls are of good size and
all the children healthy. But five out of
the nineteen have died. Mr. Jeffries has
ten brothers, all of whom are large men,
and within the families of these eleven
brothers there are ~thirty-seven pairs of
twins, making seventy-four twin children.
to say nothing of the host of single births;
Five of Mr. .1 eflries' children are married,
and, added to all those singular facts, not•
withstanding the absence of silvery locks
on his head, he is the of five
What , constitutes a Providential Can—
is a question which most ministers are, at
t i.
some time, required to seal _Perhaps
some light may be shed u n it, by the
following item, furnish y a missionary
of the American Sunday School Union in
Virginia. lie has been called to estab
lish a mission Sunday Scliool iu a region
i untry-know ii , ' 4 . I,ii 1
recently, in another
. place bearing the net
euphonious or auspicious appellation of
"Rowdy"—with good success in both in
stances—and is reminded by his experi
ence of thacyoung Southern minister, who,
when about to leave the seminary, receiv
ed two calls—one from a large and weal
thy congregation, the other of a small
band of Christians, reduced in circum
stances, and dwelling among a perverse
generation. He was asking advice of his
father, in the hearing of an old Dimity
servant, which of the two calls he should
accept. Old Sambo spoke out, and said,
"Massa• John, I can tell you which ofdew
churches you must go to. Beti er you go
whar dar is the least money and de most
debbil." A looker-on 'at our elbow, fresh
from reading.the report of the meeting of t
New York taxpayers in Cooper Hall over
the accounts of the Tammany Ring, sug
gests, that "Sometimes there is most. dev
il where there is most money.:—.ElMper's
Magazine. .
Egyptian Maxims.
Rev. J. P. Thompson, in his notes on
Egyptology" in the tiibliotheca daora,
gives the loßowing maxims from the an
cient Egyptians:
"Do not take on airs. •
"Do not maltreat an interi' respect
the aged.
"Do not save thy life at the expense of
"Do not,pervert the heart of thy com
rade if it is pure.
"Do not make sport of those, who are
dependent unto thee.
"Do not maltreat a woman, whose
strength is less than thine own. Let her
find in thee a protector.
"If front an humble condition thou
haat become powerful, and the first in the
city for opulence, let not riches make
proud, for the first author of these good
things is God.
"if thou art intelligent, brino"up thy
son in the love of God. It ais cour
ageous, active, and increase thy property,
give him the better recompense. But it
the son whom thou halt begotton is a fool,
do not turn away thy heart from hiM, for
he is thy son." " •
Washington's Prayei.
In the summer of 1779 Washington, ex
ploring alone one day the, position of the
British to‘ces on the hank of the Hudson,
ventured too far from his own camp,
and was compelled, by a sudden storm
and the fatigue of his horse; to seek shel
ter for the night in the cottage of a pious
American peasant, who, greatly struck
with the language and manner. of his
guest, and listened at the door of his
chamber, overheard the following prayer
trout the lather of his country : "And
now, Almighty Father, if it is thy holy,
will that we shall obtain a place, and
name among the. nations of the earth,
grunt that we may be able to show our
gratitude for thy goodness by our endeav
ors to tear and obey thee. Bless us with
wisdom in our councils, success in battle,
and let all our victories be tempered with
humanity. Endow, also, our enemies
with enlightened minds, that they may
become sensible of their injustice, and
willing to restore our liberty and peace.—
Grant the letition of thy serveut for the
sake of Him whom thou bast • called thy
beloved son. Severtheless, not my will,
but thine be done."
Truth is immortal; the sword cannot
pierce it, fire cannot consume it, prisons
cannot incarcerate it, famine cannot starve
The reason why successful vaccination
is always popular is, because it takes. •
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ICit mi. VAlitior.
The reason an old maid is generally so
devoted to her cat, is, that; not having
husband, she naturally takes to. the nex
most treacherous animal. '
What is the difference between a swal
low,and a cat ? It is an admitted fact that
"one swallow does not make a sampler,"
but any cat can make a spring.
IP Irrows-wics
e mos a' sent-min
of men. It is said of him that he was
found standing by the fire one day with
an egg in his hand and his watch in the
&compassionate Bitstoa_lady,seeing
a vegetable huckster biating his horse
cruelly,-tried-out, "Have you no mercy?"
To which theastonished man replied, "No,
mem ; I've nothing left but greens and
A friend of ours, who tended a sable
meeting," reports: Then Mr. Johnson
arose and exhorted substantially as fol-.
lows: "Breddren, I'm a gwine to gib you
a sample ob de pious man and de onpi
ous man. Now you are de onpious, and
whar do ye 'spose yell go when ye die !
I know. Ye'll go down into de pit! (Tre
mendous sensation.) Yah, and dar,
buni,and_burn forebeil No use hollerm'
dar, cause you cant get out (Shuddering
throughout the meeting.) But,brecldren,
whar shall Igo ?" resumed the speaker,
rooling up his eyes. "I shall go up, up,
up, and the good Lord'll see me cummin"
and he'll say, "Angels. make way dar.',
And de Angels% say "what fur,
what fur?" And den de Lord'll speak
up sharp, and say, "I tell ye, An g els,
make way dar; don't you see 1 Johnson's
- A few days ago,- at North Adams,
Mass., the State constable seized a jar of
rum and arrested the party in whose pos
session it was found, for selling liquor.—
The examination before a district judge
came on, when the constable after beino-
sworn, es te. tut le seize• t e quer.
The Attorney for the prisoner asked him
if be 'knew it was liquor. He replied :
"Yea it waa rum : I drank some of
it." •
The prisoner, a woman, was called.
",Did you ever have any liquor in your
house when the State constable called
there ?"
"Yes, I had some in a jar."
"Ilow long had you it?"
"About six months."
"Did you have it for sale ?"
"Oh, no; 1. don't sell liquor."
"What do you keep this ruin for?"
"I kept it to wash the baby.',.'
Had you ever washed the baby in this
rum ?"
"Oh, yes, often ! I used to turn the rum
out in a dish, wash the baby in it, and.
then turn it back into the jar." •
There was laughter in court, and tha
State constable declared he would seize
no more liquor kept in a jar. '
Never forget what a man has Said to
you when he is angry. If he has charged
you with anything, you had, better look
it up. • A person has often been started
from a pleasant dream of self-deception
by the words of an angry man, who may
wish his Words unsaid the next hour, but
they are past recall. • The wisest course
is to take home this lesson with meekness
to our souls. It is a saying of Socrates
that every man had need of a lhithful
friend and a bitter enemy ; the one to ad
vise, and the other to show him his faults.
Very few men are permitted to be suc
cessfill ; very few men aro permitted to
be wise ; very few men are permitted to
be eloquent; very few men are qualified
for statesmen ; very few men are good for
anything eminent; and even those who
are eminent are men with like passions
with every one else. Therefore be not dis
couraged because it is your lot to be in
humble circumstances because your work
is insignificant in the eyes of men—because
you are,-called to labor in obscurity. The
time is coming when all earthly distinc
tions will be of very little account.
Vann .IY.tex.—Whilst thou art buildiug
castles, the carpenter is building thy col
fin. Whilst deceitful illusions are gilding
thy future prospects, the painter is leis
urely putting the varnish upon the casket
that is being fitted for thy reception.—
While thou art ;,striving hard to distin
guish thytelf among thy fellows, the mar
ble worker is fitting the slab that shall
mark thy grave. While you arequerying
as to the wherewithal you shall be 'cloth
ed in, the materials for your burial suit
ure upon the trades' man's shelf. You add
field to field, and anxiously reach out for
more ; but go to the graveyard and stake
aot the lot to which death will soon as
sign you. "Then whose shall those things
be wnich thou hast provided ?"
GREAT MEN.—There are no "mute Mil
tons." If a man has something to say he .
will inevitably say it. It is one of the
pleasantest self-delusions to imagine that
we might have been this or that had cir
ctunstances been kinder. The truth is• •
that the man with the right stuff in him
makes his own circumstances. He does
not sit down at the feet ot,,Destiny ; he
gets up and elbows her out of the way.—
Very few of the world's great men have
been born with, so to say, a gold spoon in
their mouths. They heave come up from
loneliness, from toil, from penury, and be
come kings and princes among men by
the sheers force of the soul that was in
them. If there be in a him= Sol any
true and great power it Etna, expres
sion. If we are weak• and infirm of pur
pose and unsucceasfill;,` we may be sure
that it was not- in us kfact.' anything else.