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DR. BENJ. FRANTZ,
PHYSICIAN AND SUR GEO.Y,
OFFICE—In the Walker Building—near
the Bowden House. Night calls should be
made at his residence on Main Street ad
oining the Western School House. --
ISAAC N. SNIVELY,
PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON,
Office at his residence,. nearly opposite
he Bowden House. , Nov 2—tf.
ATTORNEY AT LAW.
Practices in the several Courts of Franklin
and adjacent Counties.
Estate leased and sold, and
.Fire insurance effected on reasonable terms.
I)ecember lu, IS7I.
akii, it., R, STACCIL,LERt
(FOR3IEHLV OF 311.1LCEIZ5IWRG, PA.,)
OFFEI*.; his Professional services to the
citizens of Waynesboro' and vicinity.
Sratcxuat 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.
lie has opened an Office in Waynesboro',
nt the residence of George Besore, Esq., .1 is
Father-in-law, where he can be fonne at al
times when not professionally engagel
July 21, 1871.-tf.
A. K. BRANISHOLTS,
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Organs always on exhibition and for sale
at his office.
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bolts socially and professionally recommend
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1 he has commenced the Dairy business
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morning with Milk or Cream at low rates.
He will also leave a supply at M. Geiser's
:Store where persons can obtain either at a
ny hour during the day.
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'BERSON'S wanting Spring-tooth Horse
51_ Rakes can he supplied with a first-class
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continues to repair all kinds of machinery
at abort noticeand upon reasonable terms.
The Metcalf excelsior Post Boring and
Wood Sawing EcMines always on hand.
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BARBERING I BAhBERING I
THE subscribeihaving recently re-tenant
ed and papered and added new furni
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ers and the public that he will leave noth
ing undone to give satisfaction and make
comfortable all who may be pleased to fa
vor him with their patronage. Shaving,
Szchampooning, Hair-cutting, etc. promptly
attended to. A long experience in the bar
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isfaction in all cases. W. A. PRICE.
Ii II i i De Mil 0 Dk 111 ; 01 M.DI
MITE subscriber having leased this well
known; H,tel property, announces to
the public that he has refurnished, re-pain
ted and papered it, and is now amply pre
pared to accommodate the traveling public
and others who may be pleased to fiwor
laim with their patronage. An attentive
ostler will at all times be in attendance.
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WAYNESBORO', FRANKLIN COUNTY, PA., THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 5, 1874.
One after one they left;
The sweet birds out of our breasts,
Went flying away in the morning;
Will_the3r_come.again to their nests?
Will theyeinne again At nightfall,
With God's breath in their song •
Noon is fierce with the heats of summer
And summer days are long !
O my life, with thy upward liftings,
— Thy - down-ward striking roots,
Ripening out thy tender blossoms
But hard and 'Atter fruits!
In thy boughs there is no shelter
For the birds to seek again,
The desolate nest is broken,
And torn with storms and rain !
DON'T BE SORROWFUL
Ali,-don't be sorrowfnl, darling,
And don't be sorrowful, pray ;
Taking the year together, my dear,
There isn't more night than day.
'Tis rainy weather, my darling,
Time's waves they heavily run,
But taking the year together, my dear,
There isn't more cloud than sun.
MOST REMARKABLE CASE ON RECORD.
[From the Evensville Journal.]
Malone, Washington county, N. Y.,
Nov. 3, 1873.—1 must crave your pa
tience not to throW this letter aside .be
cause it is long. It contains one of the
strangest cases that I ever heard of, and
one that is creating great excitement in
this neighborhood, because of its appar
ent impossibility-, its plain inconsistency
with natural science as known to the doc
tors of our day, and its mysterious
character, which places it among the mi
Two years ago a farmer started from
this neighborhood to go to Nashville,
Tenn. He took with him several hun
dred dollars, a trunk of clothing, a patent
right model for a spring bed and several
letters of introduction to parties iu the
The last heard of him was at Terre
Haute, when he wrote that he was feeling
ill, but would . push on to EVensville,
where had he an old friend by the name of
David Weaver, with whom lie intended
to spend a few days, after which he would
proceed on his journey.
He was never heard of again, or at
leastsueh is the claim of his wife and two
sons, who are now resisting the claims of
a stranger, who pretends to .be the man,
although he is eight inches taller than
Willis Peyton, the missing man ; has
brown curley hair and luxuriant beard,
whereas Peyton 'had light hair, nearly
red awl very scanty beard. Another ra
dical point of difference is, the claimant
is round-favored and has an equiline nose
while Peyton was thin and had a large,
arched nose, and closely resembled Wil
liam Bodford, Jr., of your city, except in
the color of his hair. So far the case
seems simply a specimen of artistic lying,
but the sequel shows the strangness of it.
About lour months ago this man came
to this neighborhood, and entered the
house of the widow Peyton, as she is call
ed, took a seat, and, looking at Mrs. Per
ton, said : "I suppose you don't know
me Addie ?"
Mrs. Peyton answered : "No sir, I do
not. Who are you ?'
The stranger burst into tears, and said:
"You'll not believe me, I know, when I
tell you : but its got to come sometime,
and might as well now as not. I'm Wil
Mrs. Peyton, who is a woman of nerve
and decision of character, ordered the f.. -
low, out of doors, and he persisted that lie
was her husband, and causing trouble,
was taken by her sous and a hired man
to the nearest J ustice, and committed to
jail as a lunatic. The question first arose
on his sanity by a commission of lunacy
tried before a Surrogate, and it was deci
ded that he was perfectly sane on It's own
testimony, or rather on examination of
In court, he related to the Surrogate
circumstances which had occurred in his
court years before; told the lawyers ma
ny things of themselves that a stranger
could not know; related his owit family
history, giving some minute details well
known to all, and even reminded Mrs.
Peyton of words spoken in her courtship
that it seemed utterly impossible for any
one but she and her husband to know.
His story as related under oath is that
he left Terre Haute on the train, and af
ter a short time seemed to lose his senses
or at least lost all consciousness of what
was transpiring around him, but he thinks
he was taken to a hospital in Evansville,
where he tra p sick with small pox. From
the hospital he was released in a state of
semi consciousness, entirely bald and
toothless, his hair and teeth. having. fall
en out: When he asked for his clothes
they gave: him what Aipeated to, be the
clothes of a smaller.dhan, his legs going
through the pants and Jawing from four
to six inches below unprotected.
He could get no trace of either his
money, watch or other effects ; and half
crazy with mortification,' he sought out
his friend David Weaver, only to be
spurned as an imposter trying to sow pes
Weaver's remarks to him caused him
to examine himself, and to his astonish
ment he found that, although forty-two
years of age, he had grown five inches in
eight weeks. This was the solution of the
repulse by his friends, and' feebly crawl
ing along, a kind hearted person directed
him to the engine -house, where he slept
for three nights and was laughed at by
the policemen and loungers for his redic
ulous appearance. He looked in a glass
at the station-house, and although the
was much altered. At first he thought
he would drown himself, he felt so miser
able, but he concluded to try to get home
again. On his way back he was taken
ill again, and again the world was a blank
to him. Where this sickness took place
ho cannot tell, nor is he certain of any
of the events of the past two years after
leaving Terre Haute, except what occur.;
red during. a few days at Evansville,
where, he says, a watchman at the engine
house was kind to him l and gave him a
portion of his midnight lunch.
now prosecuting his claim to be recogniz
and medical talent in the vicinity is en
gaged in the case.
He has thus far undergone severe scru
tiny, and, notwithstanding his claims are
most extraordinary, it seems probable
that he will establish his identity.. The
principal-evidence in his favor is that of
several marks and scars on his person.—
When he was a lad he received a severe
cut on the instep which left a bad scar.—
This scar is on the claimant, but is longer
than the original. He had a tattoo mark
of an American shield on his right arm,
and this appears on the claimant, but out
of proportion, and on his left arm an an
chor, which is also elongated out of due
proportion. Peyton had also a vary curi
ous scar on one of his fingers, disfigured
by being crushed in a cogwheel. A close
and critical examination of this finger by
the phsician who dressed it inclines that
gentleman to say that it is the finger of
Willis Peyton, and a remark made by
the claimant while the doctor was exam
ining made him certain. Doctor, do you
recollect how sick I was made by a sight
of that finger when you and mother were
dressing it one day? and do you recollect
how I came to you one day to know what
would take the inflamation out of my
arm where I was tatooed by Jim Bayne,
the sailor?" The old doctor says Jim
Bayne wrought angels and angels on the
arm of all the boys around, and he well
remembered how sore Willis Payten's was
and the circumstance of his fainting while
his sore finger was being dressed one day.
When asked why his nose is not as much
longer than the rest of his body, the phy
sicians say that the elongating process
did not reach the nose and the stretching
of the face otherwise drew it out of shape.
But they cannot account for the changed
color' of the hair and the luxuriance of its
It is painful to -witness the effect of all
this upon Mrs. Peyton. She sits in the
court room, looking at the claimant; and
frequently bursts into tears as some of the
witnesses avow their belief that. he is really
Willis Peyton. She says if lie is really
Peyton he may have the farm, the stock,
and everything but herself and children,
but she can never recognize him. •
Sometimes he will implore her to look
and see if she can not recognize
one feature and acknowledge him as her
husband, but she refused, and he is al
most in despair. He has not attempted
to annoy her any other way than by the
suit, since he was expelled from the place,
but looks for a determination of the suit
in his favor, in which case he declares his
intention to only have his living from the
property, and never intrude upon his
wife or disturb his sons, unless they vol
untarily recognize him.
Another evidence of his claim is that
he will single out men, who look upon
him as a stranger, and call them by name
as old friends. He will also remind them
of circumstanses that leave but little
doubt of his identity in their minds.
I can not tell you what is to be the re
sult of this extraordinary case, as I am
recalled back to my home in Canada, by
the illness of my family, but will endeav
or to get Mr. Nieman to do so if you de
sire to make use of this. NE3IO.
WEATITER .AND WEATHERWISE.-Tho
remarkably mild weather for the winter
has become a theme or rather comment e•
ven among the school children. The end
of the world is near they say, for the time
has almost come when one season is not
known from another. Older sages also
say they believe the winters now are get
ting milder than they used to he, and that
the seasons are changing. But it will be
some consolation to all who are in any
wise anxious about it to know that, accord•
ing to veritable ancient records, in Febru
ary, 1704, flowers were blooming in the
woods in this latitude; in February, 1779,
the willows leaved, the peach trees blossom
ed, and flowers of dandelion were seen; in
January, 1781, there was not ice enough
on the smallest ponds to bear a dog; in
January, 1790, boys were boating on the
rivers as if it were summer; January, 1793,
the temperature called forth the protesta
tion of the oldest inhabitant that he had
never seen the like; and in Jannary, 1795,
• the skies were cloudless, the atmosphere,
warm, and the only thing the chronicler
had to complain of was being bothered
by the flies. So there is nothing so very
new about warm weather in winter after
The days arc lengthening
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F. W. BOURDILLON.
The night has a thousand eyes,
And the day but one,•
Yet the light of the bright world dies
With the dying sun.
The mind has a thousand eyes,
And the heart but one,
Yet the light of a whole life dies
When levels done.
A meeting of the Washington town
ship Teachers' Institute was held in.Fair
inst. Members present in afternoon : 7 -
Miss MILLER, MIS. ROYER, and Messii.
WEST, POTTER, J., GORDON, GELWICES,
GORDON and ATRERTON.
Mr. West conducted an exercise on, el
ementary sounds and p . honetiespellinF,
and also a short exorcise 'on alphabetic
spelling in connection with defining.
Remarks being invited from.others, at
tention was ,called to the following words,
several of which are often mispronounced
by teachers and others ; Psalm, English,
Territory, Merit, America, Root.
. Psalm, the first word in the fOregoing
-I ist,— -with-a-nu m ber-of-si milar-wordsras
cabn, palm, grass, &c.—wc -usually-mis
pronounce. The correct, pronunciation
of the word Psalm, is neither Sam nor
Saum, '}Sift - between the two. (See - Wel
ster and also Worcester.)
The words English and England should
always be pronounced as if-writion-ing
/IA and Ingland.
' The words Territory, Merit, and some
others, require the second sound of ‘!e,"
as in met. Never say "turritory" fo - Fter ,
ritory, or "muret" for merit.
America. If we "love the name" of
our "native country," let us pronounce it
correctly. Do not pronounce it Amurioay,
nor Americay, nor even A2kurieah, but
give the "e" the sound it has in met,
while the "a" at the end of the word
should have an "obscure sound approach
the Italian sound of a in father."
The rule for the proper sound of a VA
accented at the end of a word, in English,
as in America, algebra, comma, Cuba A,.,
according to Webster, "properly a
brief sound of the Italian a; but in fa
miliar speech it is almost always so slight
ed and obscured as to be indistinguisha•
ble from the neutral vowel (u) in
-mur." Worcester says "A unaccented at
the end of a word, approaches the Italian
sound of a in Father." '
These rules show. the incorrectness of
pronouncing algebra, "olgebray" or com
ma, "commay" and so also of other words
ending in a unaccented.
Rom.—Some educated persons pro
nounce this word with the sound of oo in
foot ; others pronounce it with the sound
of oo as in hoot, or moot. 'Webster says
"Root, roof, Ste., have properly the long
sound of oo as in moon.'
Oliver Wendel Holmes says,
Knit ber brows, and stamped her foot,
To hear a teacher call a root a rooi.".
In this couplet, pronounce the first 'root"
so as to ryme with hoot, and the second so
as to ryme with foot.
In regard to methods of having pupils
recite when spelling off book, on "compar
ing notes," it was found that all the
teachers present require the pupil to pro
nounce each syllahle.when spelt, and sev
eral require their pupils to pronounce the
word first, then spell it pronouncing the
syllables, and finally pronounce the wort
again when done. The majority agreed
that this is the best method. I learn that
the method taught in the State Normal
School at Millersville is similar, being as
(Pupil.)—"Abandon. A- b-a•n- ban,
.aban, d-o•n don, abandon."
Some may think this a "lengthy long"
way ; but the pupil should certainly pro
nounce each syllable as he spells it—at
least that much and also the last syllable
and then yr °notate° the word. I notice
that in a number of our best graded
schools, the pupils are required to pro
nounce the word twice, once before and
once after spelling it.
Mr. West dictated several words to the
teachers present to illustrate his own me
thod of teaching difinitions at times—a
• With the more advanced pupils in
school it is sometimes a good plan to re
quire them to combine the definition in a
sentence of their own.
The following definitions given by pu•
pils who were examined for admission in
to a high school, show how they utterly
misccnceived the meaning of the words.
The illustrative sentences were given by
Adequate- 7 A land animal ;
phunt is an adeAuate."
Transverse-19 turn over; "Transverse
that bucket and see what is in it."
Odiuta—Pertaining to song ; "He was
an odium writer."
Atonement—A small insect; "Queen
Mab was pulled by little atonements l"
Adjourned 'to meet in same place on
Saturday February 7th. As. the school
directors meet on the same day, cannot
all the teachers of the township schools be
present at the Institute ? Come to the
Institute—come one, come all. Don't
wait to be pulled by "little atonements"
such as pulled Queen lqab, 'but cote wil
lingly, and don't come to find fault, but
come with a willingness to learn or help
others learn. * * *
By silence we learn the imperfections of
others but they do not learn ours.
A Pittsburg pea-nut vender has 81.2,-
MU in bank.
JEW AND HIS DAUGHTER.
As I was going through a Western part
of Virginia, (says an . American writer,)
— s wan v me.a sor accoun
of a Jew which greatly delighted me. He
was preaching to his people, when he saw
a man enter, having every mark of a Jew
on his face. He was well dressed, and
his looks seemed to tell that he had been I
in great sorrow. He took his seat, and
listened inn serious and devout manner,
while a tear was often seen to wet his
cheek. After the service, the clergyman
went up to him and said : "Sir, am .1 not
speaking to oue of tne sons of Abraham?"
"You are," he replied. "But how is it
that I meet a Jew in a Christian church?'
In reply to_thete questions, he gave the
"He had been well educated, had
came from London, and with his hooks;
his riches, and a lovely daughter of seven
teen, had found a charming retreat on the
fruitful banks of the Ohio. He had buri
ed hiti_wife before_he left England, and he
knew no pleasure but the company of his
dear child. She was, indeed, worthy of
a parent's lave. Her mind waAvell fbrm
ed, her disposition amible ; she could read
and speak with ease, various languages ;
and her manners pleased all who saw her.
No wonder then, that a doting father,
whose head had now become sprinkled
-this-lovely-ehikL a strict-JewThe
brought her up in the strictest principles
, of his religion.
b• 1 It -- -qt-tor ,o-that-his-41
was takeh ill. The rose faded from her
cheek; her eye lost its ire, her strength
that death was creeping over her frame.
The father hung over her bed with a
heart ready to burst with anguish. He of
ten tried to talk with her, but could sel
dom speak except by his tars. He spar
ed no expenSe or trouble to get her inedi
cal help, but no human skill could save
her life. The father was walking in a
wood near his house when he was sent for
by his dying daughter ; with a heavy
heart he entered the door of her room.—
He was to take a last farewell of his
child, and his religion gave him but fee
ble hope of seeing her hereafter. The
child grasped the hand of the parent with
a death-cold hand.
"My father, do you love me ?"
"My child, you know that I love you,
that you are more dear to me than all
the world besides."
"But, father, do you love me ?"
"Why, my child, will you give me pain?
Have I never given you any proof of
"But, my dearest father, de you love
The father could not answer. .
The child added, "I know, my dear , fa
ther, you have ever loved me : you have
been the kindest of parents and I tender.
ly love you ; will von grant one request ?
Oh I father it is the dying request ofyour
daughter. will you grant it ?"
"My. dearest child ! ask what you will,
though it takes every farthing b of my pro
erty whatever it may be it shall be grant
ed : I will grant IL"
"Dear father," replied the girl. "I beg
of you never again to speak against Jesus
The father was dumb with surprise.
"I knew but little," added the dying
girl, "about this Jesus, for I was never
taught ; but I know that He is a Saviour
for He has made Himself known to me
while I have been ill, even for the salva
tion of my soul. I believe he will save
me, though I never before loved Him. I
feel that I am going to be with Him, that
I shall ever be with Him. And now, dear
father, do not deny me : I beg that you
will never again speak against this Jesus
of Nazareth. I entreat you to obtain a
Testament that tells of Him, and I pray
that you may bestow on Him the love
that was formerly mine.
The labor of speaking here overcame
her feebte body. She stopped, and the
father's heart was too full even for tears.
He left the room in great horror of mind;
and ere lie could recover his spirits, the
soul of his dear daughter had taken its
flight, as I trust to that dear Savior whom
she loved and honored.
• The first thing the parent did after he
ha" buried his child, was to procure a
New Testament. This he read; and taught
by the Spirit from above, is now number
ed among the meek and happy followers
of Christ.— Church of England Magazine.'
THOUGHT IN DREAMING.-A very
remarkble circumstance, and an impor
tant point analogy, is to be found in the
extreme rapidity with which the men
tal operations are performed, or rather
with which the material changes on which
ideas depend are excited in the hemispheri
cal ganglia. It would appear as if a whole
series of acts, that would really occupy a
long space of time, pass ideally through
the mind in an instant. •We have in
dreams no true perception of the lapse of
time—a strange property of mind—for if
sach be also its property when entered into
the eternal disembodied state, time will
appear to us eternity. The relations of
space, as well as time, are annihilated, so
that while almost an enternity is com
pressed into a moment, infinite space is
traversed more swiftly than real thought.
There are numerous illustrations of this
principle on record. A gentlemen dream
ed that be had enlisted as a soldier, desert.
ed his regiment, was apprehended, carried
back, tried, condemned to be shot, and at
last led out for execution. After
the usual preparations a gun nvas fired;
he awoke with the report, and 'found that
a noise in the next room had at the same
moment produced the dream and awaken
Do not run in debt to the shoemaker ;
it is unpleasant to be .unahle• to say your
sole is your own.
Young man you are endeavoring to
gain a position of honor in the world ?
Does all seem dark and uncertain before
you ? Do critics frown and cynics talk ?
"Look aloft" and be of firm heart ! Re
member "the darkest cloud has a silver
lining," and you may yet attain—a-prom
inent place in the world's opinion.
Young woman, are you discouraged
with the trials and temtation of this life?
Perhaps you are unknown and have only
ert for a COM /anion. God i • you
poor young heart! I know the dongings,
and aspirations, and murmurings thatyou
know are wrong, and yet cannot help ;
I know Low our soul beats a.! inst its
prison bars until it almost seems that
death as preferable to the struggle. I
know that the beautiful world and blue
sky, and shining stars seem blank to you;
I know how you west the "midnight oil,"
pouring. over the "musty volume" till the
"springs 'of life" are dried up ; - I know all
this and knowing it, I ask, is there no
bright spot on the fair earth ? Look aloft!
There i s a friend who never faileth I
Widow ! oh ! the sorrows in that one
word. The world is very dark to you !
Thick tears fill your eyes until they are
blinded to God's blessed sunshine, and
„you pray to die. But are there no bleed
• earts save yourTf — Thin . you no
one else weeps? no one else mourns the
precious dead ? "Look aloft" to Him who
• Aged one! You *hose sands oflife - are
nearlyrun ;_your eyes are dim, your step
faltering, and the frost of many winters
set upon your bowded head. You are a•
lone ! One by one your cherished come
panions have passed away. Lock aloft
to Him who will safely guide your tremb
ling footsteps through the valley of th
shadow of death.
Should the friends whO, in our prosperi
ty, wept when he wept and joyed when
we were glad—When adversity comes,
betray us, let us look aloft to an Italia
Should they who are nearest and dear
est to our hearts pass beyond to the Sum
mer Land, we will look aloft to you
bright world where love never dies.
And oh ! when Death halts at our door;
when he points his finger to us and we
must follow him across the dark river, we
will look aloft and with faith in our
hearts, fearlessly step into the cold
The Feet and Health.
Of all parts of the body there is not
one which tuaght to be as carefully atten
ded to es the feet. Every person is aware
from experience, that colds and many
other diseases which proceed from the
same aro attributed to cold feet. The feet
are at such a distance from the "wheel at
the cistern" of the system, that the circu
lation of the blood may be easily checked
in them. You see all this, and although
every person of common sense should be
aware of the truth of what we have stated
there is no part of the body so much trif
led with as the feet. The young and
would-be-genteel-footed cramp their feet
into thin soled, bonepinching boots, in or
der to display neat feet, in the fashionable
sense of the term. Now this is very wrong.
In %old weather, boots of good thick leath
er, both in soles and uppers large enough
to give free circulation to the blood in the
feet, should be worn by all. They should
be watertight and warm, but not air
tight. It injures the feet to wear an air
tight cover over them. India rubber
shoes or boots should not be worn except
in wet and slushy weather, and then ta
ken off ns soon as the exposure to it is
over. No part of the body should be a:-
lowed to have a covering which entirely
obstructs the passage of carbonic acid gas
from the pores of the skin. The& is one
great evil against which every person
should be on his guard—we mean the
changing of warm 'for cold boots or shoes.
It is a dangerous practice.
THE GRAVE MAN.—Gravity iz most
allwuka the result ov icruorance, that iz the
way I look at it.
I hay seen thousands ov men who were
az grave az a mile stone, and who had just
about az mut+ wisdum.
When I waz a boy, if a man looked
severe and sed nett*, but I thought he
must be as wize az a dictionary, hilt I
meazznre a man now in a different haff
bushel and give him kredit for wisdum
just in proporshun as he talks and laffs
The most learned, and the most wize
men I kno, are the most reddy to laff,
and kick up their heels, only give them a
Gravity, in mi opinyun, iz a conscious
ness ov weakness, not ov strength.
Laing iz like wine, it unubzzums a
bean and shows hiz strength, az well az
Gravity . iz a coat ov mail, but it is only
necessary for phools.
I kno lots ov pholks who if they
shood film their heads back, and laffharty
once, would lose all their morals for life.
If gravity iz wisdum, wisdum iz cheaper
in market than stale herring.—Josh
A beautiful Southern lady called upon
General Sherman, recently, to obtain
some evidence from him concerning a
cotton claim she is prosecuting. "How
many children have you, madam T' de
manded the General. "I have six ; I
have nine." "Then," answered the Gen
eral, decisively, "you had better stop hun
ting up cotton, and go to Grant and tell
him I say to pension you. Any woman
who has had nine children and looks as
young, and hand?ome as you do. (Worm
WO PER YEAR.
't and 3anntor.
Where the sun can't come r the doctor
Nimrod was a mighty hunter, but he
never saw an aunt elope.
"Muggine" says that, in these hard
times, a five dollar greenback looks as
big as a circus poster.
An Ohio miss has made a paper of pins
last her eleven years. That girl will do
There are four h
olutionary widows le
for those men who
good old days.
"What is a more exhilarating sight,"
asks a Vermont paper, 'than to see eight
teen handsome girls. riding down hill on
an ox sled?" Nineteen.
"What .comes after T?" asked a teacher
of a small pupil, who was learning the
alphabet. He received the bewildering
reply," 4 You seelLize." '
The Mount Pleasant lowa, Journal de
thinks it'an all' e Providence that
ordains that religion 'revivals don't set in
until after th - e — Sto pipes are al put
: kl—lady—bei g asked if she ever ha 7
her ears pierced - the wail of distress,
said she couldn't v well remember, but
she believed it w done with a fork.
A Rochester editor went hunting the
other day for the first time,in twenty-two
years, and he was lucky enough to •bring
down an old farmer by a shot in the, leg.
The distance was sixty-six.yards._ '
Not long since, at Sunday-sohsol, the
teacher, after trying bard to impress oil
the minds of a class of small .boys the sin
of Sabbath-breaking, asked, "Is Sundky,
better than any other day ?" when - ibe
smallest boy in the class answered; "'rid
bet your boots it is !"
A breach of promise case has just' been
decided at Fort Wayne.. Only o- e letter
was put into the case ' but that..*ns von
elusive. It was as follows : "Mi hart
beets oanly for the, mi darlin bunny."
Verdict fio the female ; damages not sta
A missionary among the freedmen in
Tennessee, after relating to some little
colored childrea thestory of Amanias and
Sapphire : , asked th em why God does not
striko*Crybody dead that tells dlie.now;
when ode of the least in the room , answer
ed, .`Because there wouldn't be anybody
A teacher in one of the Southern States
was sitting at the window of her moil,
watching two negroes loading goods into
a cart. One of them was disposed to shirk.
The other stopped and looking sharply at
the lazy one, said, 'Sam, do you expect tp
go to heaven?" Yes. 'Then take hold
The. Glasgow (Ky.) Times is responsi
ble fur the following: 'An old darkey,wds
riding a blind horse the other day with
wife behind him; a fellow on the roadside
sung out, 'Hallo, old fellow, I see you've
got your aunty up., Yes ,' I've done
more'n dat—rve straddled Ile blind,' said
the old sportsman, with a clever grin.
A new use of patent pills has been dis
covered. A farmer living in Kansas vil
lage was abruptly visited by robbers one
night not hmg ago, and having a gun and
powder, but no shot, loaded with aboir. of
fever pills, sod blazed away. The result
was as satisfactory as though the, rascals
had swallowed the pills, one of themOs
killed outright, and another dangetiu4
Another dreadful wending to snuf-feilt
ers conies from Columbus, Ohio, where
may be seen the man whom snuff sent to
the Penitentiary. One night,' when rob
bing a bank, yielded to depraved appe
tite, he took a pinch, and the fatal sneeze
betrayed him. That sneeze, too, was his
last, for iu the penitentiary he is denied
Prisoner, (to learned magistrate)—
"Has any one a right to commit a Hui
isance ?"%earned magistrate. "No,eir,met
even the mayor—no, eir, riot,even the
governor." Prisoner—" Then you • caq't
commit me ; for I was arrested as a nui
sance, and you have decided that I am
An inebriate, some little while back, got
into a car, and'hecame very troublesome
and annoying to the other passengers, so
much so that it was proposed to eject him;
but a kind-hearted '.tind reverend doctor,
who was also a passenger, interposed for
him, and soothed him into good behavior
for the remainder of the journey. Before
leaving, however, he scowled upon the
other occupants and muttered some words
of contempt, but shook hands warmly with
the doctor and said, ;Good day, my friend;
I see you know what it is to be drunk.'
Mr. James Smith, recently elected con
stable over au the North Fork of Dirty - -
shirt creek, in this county, brought in two
new subscribers to the Weekly Courier
Journal the other day. 'And now that
I've got you them subscriber=,' said ha,
I'll tell you just what I want you to do; I
want you to just come right out and any
in your paper that you'll everlastingly be
d—d if Jim Smith aiu't the best consta
ble in the State of Ken tucky.'—Loutsrille
and fifty Rev-
Here is a chance
for a wife of th,