The Waynesboro' village record. (Waynesboro', Pa.) 1871-1900, March 26, 1874, Image 1

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Heads that think, and hearts that feel,
Heads that turn the busy wheel,
Make:our life worth living here,
In this mundane hemisphere ; •
Heads to plan what hands can do,
Hearts to bear us bravely through,
Thinking head and toiling hand
Are masters of the land.
When a thought becomes a thing,
Busy hands make hammers ring,
Until honest work has wrought
Into shape the thinker's thought,
Which will aid to civilize
And make nations great and wise,
Lifting to a glorious height"
In this age of thought a4WJight.
Miracles of science show
With their light the way to gn ;
Touch a tube of gas, and light
Blossoms like the stars of night:
Touch another tube, and Jo !
Streams of cystal waters flow ;
Touch a telegraphic wire,
And your-thought-has-wings of fire.
Hail to honest hearts and hands,
And to the head that understands ;
Hands that dare to truth subscribe,
Hands that never touched a bribe;
Hearts that hate a deed unjust,
Hearts that other hearts can trust;
Heads that plan for others' weal,
Heads poised over hearts that feel
Stisuilaneou% gtading.
About twenty years ago; or in the year
1854, a planter living near Houston, Tex-•
as; was inspired for adventure 11 the cur
rent stories of wonderful gold-findings at
Pike's Peak, and importuned from his
wife her consent to his departure. While
ostensibly thrifty, the plantation was real
ly encumbered by debt, and some new fi
nancial departures seemed necessary for
its redemption. Perhaps this was the fi
nal reason inducing Mrs. Du Bose's as
sent. At any rate, the planter started
for the distant mining-country, after tax
ing the family means severely for his out
fit, with hope of finding enough of the
precieus ore to return in a year or two as
a rich man. Neaily always a desperate
game of chance, gold-diging is a particu
larly perilous hazard for the adventurer
of mature years who stakes the very home
of his flesh and blood upon it. Du Bose
was not successful in it. His letters from
the Peak told of continued disappoint
ment and hardship, though ever express
ive of a determination to fight the battle
yet longer. What k . time his patient and
devoted wife, and an infant son,. born a
year before the amateur miner's departure,
knew many denials At home in the exigen
cies of the embarrassed estate, and• could
not only respond to the discouraging mes
sages of the husband and, father with love
and prayer.
Such was the story, told in much inter
rupted correspondence, back and forth,
until the memorahle tumult and disrup
tions of war in 1861 cut off all postal
communications whatever between the
warring sections of the nation. Before
that time Mrs. Du Bose had been obliged
to sell the unlucky plantation and remove
with her little boy to the neighborhood of
some of her relatives in New Orleans ; and
when hostlities bean the mother and
child were guests of Mrs. Jennings, a sis
ter of the former, in the Crescent City.—
Borne down by her sorrows and the pub
lic anxieties of the time, the poor lady
died soon after the battle of Sumpter, and
the young orphan fell to the charge of
his aunt.
And now this boy becomes the hero of
the tale. Left chiefly to his own resourc
es after his mother's death, the little fel
low passed much of his time in the streets,
and thus, when the national forces occupi
ed New Orleans, became a familiar of va
rious barracks. One day Colonel Vance,
of the Forty-seventh Indiana, whose quer
ters he had infested for nearly a week,
was induced by his handsome face and
neglected appearance to question him of
his history. As his childish replies sug
gested no definite idea of a good home,
but did reveal his orphanage, he was ta
ken• straightway to the Hoosier officer's
kind heart as a waif worth saving. In
short, the Colonel's imperfect understand
ing of his circumstances, and his own ju
venile eagerness to go with the soldiers,
resulted in his summary adoption as a
son of the regiment. Almost immediate
ly thereafter the gallant. Indianians were
ordered Northward and took their protege
with them ; and from thenceforth to the
end of the war the little Southern rode a
black pony beside his Colonel's charger,
and had a thorough baptism of fire.
With that same ending of the war came
back thejnisguided miner of Pike's Peak,
who, while cast off from all hope of South
ern return or home letters by war's wall
of flame, had wandered to California and
there made the long•sought fortune. In N.
Orleans they told him of his wife's death
and his son's disappearance. Whither the
• lad had gone none could say; he left his
aunt's house one day to look at the Yan
kee soldiers, and never returned. As may
be imagined, this intelligence Ailed the
self-accusing man's cup with grief. But
he would not believe the missing boy was
dead. In the New Orleans and oilier
papers he advertised large rewards for the
return or news of his straying child, and
visited all his own and his late wife's re
latives and friends throughout the South
for tidings or counsel. Numerous impos
ters answered the advertisement ; but
when. 'put to the test of question, as-to the
family-names, &c., were found wanting.
Disgusted at these attempted impositions,
as well as disheartened otherwise, Mr. Du
Bose at last disappeared again—going
back to California it was supposed—and
the search rested.
In the meantime the lost heir, upon the
resumption of peace, Trent home• with his
Col. to the latter's home in Portland, Jay
county, Ind.; and subsequently, when his
betook himself to Atchison, in Kansas.—
lx was about four years ago, while pre
paring himrelf for, future self support by
studying at the Circleville College, in
Kansas that some friend of Colonel-Van
ce's remembered having seen his father's
advertisement in some paper, and told the
student, thereof. But the paper could not
be found ; the details were very indistinct-
Irecalled;and only lately .has young' Du
Bose,' now a clerk in a hotel at Indiana
beeome;aware of all the circumstan
ces of the paternal search and failure. Ac
cOrding to the Indianapolis Sentinel, which
relates the whole romance in admirable
style, the son is now as much at a loss to
discover the whereabouts of his father as
the latter formerly was to reclaim him,
having traveled all over the Southwest
in-vain pursuit of some recent clue to the
ex-planter's 'place of abode. He has se
cured ample proofs of his own identity,
however ; believes that his missing sire is
somewhere in California ; and doubts not
that due correspondence with California
post masters, and advertisements in prop
er journals,' will yet restore him to the
paternal arms land a fine fortune.
Success. ;
There are a great many kinds of success.
One man devotes the whole of his life to
the amassing of wealth. He aims 'at the
miser's success. He wants money and he
gets it. In order to get it he gives up his
„family. Nothing in , the household is so
dear to him as money. For the sake of
money he gives up friendship, and high
and honorable intercourse, and public.
spiritedness, and generosity, and liberality.
He gives himself up to money making
and money saving. And when he has be
come rich there is for him no honor that
comes from public spirit, no pleasure that
friendship affords, and no joy of the family.
His better feelings are all dried up, and
he stands like a mummy in a king's tomb
in Egypt. With his money-bags and
priceless jewels around him, he is bonda
ged in his own success, behind which be is
forever grinning: There is many a rich
mummy and there are many live monkeys
that go past him and wish they were just
like him—young men who do not know
how to look inside and see what is the
reality and secret of life. lam ashamed
of men who thus slander human nature.
Oiler men seek pleasure-success. They
'say : "My life is keyed to pleasure, and
I mean to have it "• If they seek it as
the end and aim of their lives, they will
probably get it; but they will get noth
ting else.
Others seek power success, and others
praise-success; and they may gain the
success which -they seek, but they will
lose other things. . .
Whatever men seek ,they may have;
but they must have it with its limitations,
with its results, and with its bearings upon
their eternal 'destiny.
tongue of slander is never tired. In one
way or another it manages to keep itself
in constant employment. Sometimes it
drips honey, and sometimes gall. It is
bitter now and then sweet. It insinuates
or wails 'directly, according to the cir
cumstances. It will hide a curse under
a smooth word, and administer poison in
the phrase of love. Like death, "it loves
a shining mark." And it is never so a
vailable and eloquent as when it can
blight the hopes of the noble-minded, soil
the reputation of the pure, and break down
or destroy the character of the brave and
strong. What pleasure man or woman
can find in such work we have never been
able to see ; and yet there is pleasure of
some sort in it to multitudes, or they
would not betake themselves to it. Some
passion of soul or body must be gratified
by it. But no soul in high estate can
take delight in it. It indicates lapse of
tendency towards chaos, utter depravity.
It proves that somewhere in the soul there
is weakness, waste, evil nature. Educa
tion and refinement are ro proof against
it. They often serve only to polish the
slanderous tongue, increase its tact, and
give it suppleness and strategy. ' •
CULTIVATE FLOWERS.- Why is it that
so few persons cultivate flowers ? They
are so beautiful, and teach such excellent
lessons, that the time spent in giving them
attention is put to most beneficent use. In
many towns and villages in various sec
tions ground is cheap, and where yards
are large, there might be such a display of
flowers that the streets would furnish
prominades of tempting pleasure. The
influence of a home is always helped by a
profusion of firers, and children who
grow up breathing the perfume of but ros
es and pinks which were trained by a
mother's hand will
. derive a benefit that
may be everlasting. So plant flowers,
cultivate, water, cull them; anal thank
the good Father that he has sent.tbem as
messengers of his mercy.— United *Presby
Nearly all beginnings are difficult and
poor. At the opening of the hunt the
hound limps. ,
Great enthusiasm, is manifest in some
quarters over the praying women's cru
sade against the liquor deniers. The evils
of the retail trafic in alcoholic drinks can
not be measured or numbered. Human
sufferings arising therefrom tare most at
_palling. God only knows bow great is
the sum of sorrow and wretchedness that
must be charged to the account of strong
drink. Hence, the Christian and philan
thropist as well as the innocent victims of
these sinful misfortunes will take every
proper method to suppress the evil. Zeal
to root out the very deepest source of its
growth may be most worthily aroused.—
But-even-here all things should be done
decently and in order. Not only what is
lawful, but what is expedient, it to be the
law under which we act.
It is right to pray for the success of
perance and the suppressionjoin
of g rog
shops and doggeries. tis right to
in a united effort to this slid. It is well
to awaken and educate public sentiment
to the threatening and wasting evil. It
is wise to call in the aid of combined sym
pathy in order to reach more effectually
a great good, a radical reformation. Yet
no . man is crowned except he strive law
We regard the praying women's 'cru
sade as aiming to effect a good in a wrong
'way. It will fail , in the end. It invades
civil rights. No true Christian piety and
right philanthropy will ever wrong our
felltowmen in the effort to attain a, benefit
for our race. The whole teaching and
spirit of the New Testament is against the
course of those women who take forcible
possession of another's nremises in order
to pray and brow-beat him into decency,
sobriety and total abstinence. The mov
ing, singing, praying, fanatical tide roll
ing irresistably toward the dramshop, oL
structing the sidewalk, crowding the door,
filling the saloon, surrounding the count
er, stops, at least for the time, the nefari
oun,husiness. Sprinkled and squirted with
;beetitud swill water, denounced with idt
predatory oaths and blasphemies, threat-
StkOd; ,. ."‘a.p empty bottles, axes, and naked
ibbicilOsardish exposure; all in vain, for
they. continue to worry the soul of the of
fender into full submission. It is a little
worse than the old pugilistic preacher who
in a square fight knocked down the bully
and then pounded grace into him with his
two fists.
It is not moral suasion. And it is still
more doubtful whether it be, after all true
Christian faith and godliness. It is just
possible that those who kneel in the mud.
dy gutter or on dirty sidewalks, or filthy
floor of the beer saloon to pray and sing
in the temperance crusade are not the
most truly pious and godly people of the
We believe that the. time and breath
spent in devout prayer to God in the dos.
et, or in the church, would be as well
spent. And God would as likely bear
and answer,
too, such prayer. Wo are
admonished not to cast pearls before swine
by Him whose devine •mission was not to
cry or lift up His voice in the streets. If
He tells us that the., kingdom of heaven
suffereth violence when the violent take it
by force, yet it never does violence to men.
So we cannot afford to aim at reaching a
good object by using a^ wrong, or even
questionable means.
Many pious persons are missled by what
only seems pious. It is a good thing, for
instance, to pray for the safety of persons
exposed to the dangers of railroad acci
dents. But if a company of singing and
praying women were to get on the•track
before the train and obstruct its passage
by continued hymns and supplications,
refusing, persistently, to give way, they
would be interfering unduly with the civ
il rights and priviledges of others. And
this could hardly be justified by the mere
fact that they are piously engaged, and
that. their purpose was to secure a bless;
ing on the travelers in the cars. The pi
ety and propriety of the crusaders would
better appear, if they left the track un
obstructed, and would do their praying
at home or in the church where it would
not interfere, with the railroad company
or the passengers who go freely on board
the train.
A few years ago we were requested to
invite our congregation to join in a whole
day's prayer in the Baptist Church,
Broad and /loch Sts., Philadelphia, for
the shutting up of the drinking places on
Sunday. Here was a great evil to be
suppressed. And praying is good, even
if from 8 o'clock A. M., till night, But
to this we said : Nay. We have laws a
gainst the evil. Officers bound to enforce
them. The Courts are ready to punish
offenders. Now, it is not quite pious to
shirk the duty of informing on trans
gressors and having them brought to jus
tice ; and instead, taking the more easy
course of simply praying to God to do it
all for us. For our part we think it is
more reasonable and religious to enforce
the laws. If they are not just what we
would like them to be, let them still be
used as far as can be, for a terror to evil
doers. While we have detectives and
police officers to restrain crime, it is not
the beat evidence of piety to ptay that
God would become our mayor and con
Besieging the low liquor dens with force
and arms, under the guise of piety, where
the incense of prayers and hymns is mingl
ed with the fumes and stench of the pot
house, is of a piece with that zeal which
a few years ago thought the gospel would
be more efficacious in the theaters and
dance houses than in the churches. That
has been tried, and notwithstanding ex
ceptional cases of good, it is found want
ing. So will this new phase of the temper
ance revivial, no doubt, also soon run its
course. Permanent results can only come
from true Christian freedom and faith.
Our Church Pape•.
Young beginners in I:fe's morning, .
Don't forget the rainy day;
Sunshine cannot last forever.'
Or the heart be always gay.
Save the dime, and then the dollar,
.Lay up something as you roam—
Choose some blooming spot of beauty,
&Imes fair lot, and, "plant a home."
You, too, having babes around you,
Coming, up. to take your place; '
Give something to Femember—
Homestead:memories let them trace
Would you feel the pride of manhood,
Let the sun your dwelling greet—
Breathe the blessed air of freedom,
Own the soil beneath your feet:
"Keep the Gate Shut."
An English farmer was. one day at
work in his fields, when he saw a party,
of huntsmen riding abbut his farm. He
had one field that he was specially anx
ious they should not ride over, as the crop
was in a condition to be badly. injured by
the tramp of horses. -So he despatched
one of his workmen to this field, telling
him to shut the gate, and then keep watch
over it,, and on noaccount to suffer it to
be opened. The boy went as he was bid
den ; but was scarcely' at his post, before
the huntsmen came up, peremptorily or
dering the gate to be opened. This the,
boy declined to do, stating the orders, he
bad received, and his determination not
to disobey them. Threats and bribes
Were offered, alike in vain, one after an
other came forward as spokesman, but
all with the same result, the boy remain
ed immovable in his determination not to
open the gate. After a while, one of no
ble 'presence advanced, and said in com
manding tones : "My boy, you do nut
know me: lam the Duke of Wellington,
one not accustomed to be disobeyed; and
I command you to open that gate, that I
and my friends may pass through." The
boy lifted his cap, and stood. uncovered
before the man , whom all England de
lighted 'to honor, then answered firmly :
"I am sure' the' Duke of Wellington
would not wish me to disobey erders..
must keep this sate shut„nor suffer any
one to pass but with my master's express
Greatly pleased, the sturdy old warri
or lifted his own hat, and said - "I hon
or the man, or boy, who can be neither
bribed nor frightened into doing wrong.
With an army of such soldiers I could
conquer aot only the French, but the
world." And handing the boy a glitter
ing sovereign, the old duke put Spurs to
his horse and galloped away, while the
boy ran off to his work, shouting at the
top of his voice : "Hurrah ! I've done.
what Napoleon couldn't do—l've kept
out the Duke of Wellington."
Every boy is a gate-keeper, and his
Master's command is "Be thou fiiithful
unto death." . Are you tempted todrink,
to smoke or chew tobacco ?" Keep the
gate of your mouth fast closed, and al
low no evil company to enter. When
evil companions would counsel you to
break the Sabbath, to lie, to deal falsely.
to disobey your parents,' keep the gate of
your ears fast shut against such entice
ments ;. and when the bold blasphemer
would instil doubts of the great truths of
revelation, then iieepthe door of your
heart locked and herr& against his in
famous suggestions, remembering that it
is 'only the fool who "bath said in his
heart, there is no God,"
S. gave his son $l,OOO, and told him to'
go to college and graduate. The son re
turned at end of the Freshman year with
out a dollar, and with several very ugly
habits. About the close of vacation the
Judge said to his son :
"Well, William, are you going to col
lege' this year?'
"Have no money, father."
"But I gave you one thousand to grad
uate on."
"That's all gone, father."
"Very well my . son I gave you all I
could afford to give you ; you can't stay
here ; you must now pay your own way
in the world."
A. new light broke in upon the vision
of the young man. He accommodated
himself to .the situation, he left home,
made his way through the college, and
graduated at the head of his class, studied
law, became Governor of the State of
New York, entered the Cabinet of the Pres
ident of the United States, and made a
record for himself that 'will not soon die,
being none other than Wm H. Seward.
THE AIITUMN OF LIF . E.—It is the sol
emn thciught connected with middle life,
that life's last business is begun in earn
est, and it is then, atidway betweep the
cradle-and the grave; that a man !Aging
to marvel that hellet the days of youth
go by so half enjoyed. It is the pensive
autumn feeling, it is the sensation of half
sadness that we experience when the long
est day of the year is passed, and every
day that follows is shorter, and the light
fainter, and the feebler shadows tell that
nature, with gigantic footsteps is hasten--
ing to her winter grave. So does man
look back upon youth. When the first
gray hairs become visible, Wheri the un
welcome truth fastens itself upon the mind
that a man is no longer going up the hill
but down, and that the sun is always wes
terning, he looks back on things behind..
When we were children we thought as
children. But now there lies before us
manhood, with its earnest work, and then
old age, and then the grave, and then
home. There is a second youth for man:
better and holier than the first, if he will
Lox on and not back.
SubzcriLe for The Record.
* - .Mother Killed by Grief.
The Indianapolis Sentitiel gives the fol
lowing:eocount of an incident which "hap
pened,", ,it. says, in . Crawfordville, Ind.,
on Sunday last : "The depot had keen
broken into that noon - and some money
and a quantity of ticketslitolen from the
office and things generally upset by a,
party of boys. Warrants - were issued and
among theta one for. a boy named. Mike
McNeal. About midnight the McNeal
family were 'called upon by the officer of
the law, and information that - the boy
Mike was-wanted, at the same-time-read
ing the warrant. Mrs. ,McNeal, was- as
tounded, and said there must' be a mistake.
None of her boys would be guilty of that,
she knew; and it *se all a tniatake._ , %ler
feelings overcame 'berend she filited.—
The-officer hofrever,-betiritt the *arrant
bad IN other course'to pursue,
,but, to de-
Mand the boy. The mother again faint
ed; and when she was 'restored to 'eon.
sciousness the officer agreed to let the
boy remain until' they had sera thepar
ty, by whom the warrant had beeri sworn
out. "Milke" proved'to be 'the °se;
they would return to- the house; if not,
he would not be arrested. The officer
found, however,- that•except in name.
"Mike" was , not the boy. The real dub
prig was a Mike McNeal a cousin of the
former. The officers returned to gladden,
as they supposed, the mother's bead, by
telling her the boy 'via's' innocent. To
their horror they;'reache d the house and
found 'Mrs. McNeal dead. The shock
and grief combined had been so great as.
to kill her. The affair ceased considera
ble epitement in town.-
Made Him ariEmpegor.
There was once a German nobleman
who led a foolish and dissipated life, neg
lecting his people, his family, and his af
fairs, drinking and gambling. He had
a dream one night which vividly impress
ed him. He saw a figure looking at him
with a serious face, and pointing to
dial when the hands 'marked the hour of
IV. The figure looked at him sadly and
said these words, "after-four,' and dissap
peired. The nobleman , awoke. in ,greA
terror, thinking the vision ' foreboded
speedy death. "After four l" What could
it mean? It, must mean that he would ..
die in four days. So he set his house in
order, sent for the priest, confessed his
sins, and , received absolution. He' also
sent for his family and begged,their for
giveness for past offenses. After snapp
ing his affairs with his man of business
he waited for death.. The four days. pass
ed on and he did not die. He then con
cluded the vision meant four weeks. He
did all the good he could, but at the end
of four weeks he was still alive. It is
plain now, ' he said , the vision meant four
years,and.ihe neat.four years he gave his
whole life and fortune for the improve
ment of his people, Ms neighbors, and the
poor, taking an honorable part in public
affairs. At the and four years he was
elected Emperor of Germany.
following is taken from 'Recollections
of Mary Somerville :' I shall regret , to;
leave, at death, the sky, with all , the
changes of their beautiful covering; the
earth with all its verdure and flowers; but
far. more shall grieve to leave animals who
have followed our steps affectionately for
years without knoWing for certninty their
ultimate fate, though I firmly believe that
the living principle is never extinguished:`
Since the atoms of, matter are.indestpc
tible, as far as we know, it is difficult to
believe that the spark which gives to
their union life, memory, affection, in
telligence and fidelity is evanescent.
Every atom in the human frame, as
well as that in animals, undergoes a pe
riodical change• by continual waste and
renovation ; . the abode is changed, not its
inhabitant. If animals have no future
the existence of many is most wretched
multitudes are starved, cruelly beaten and
loaded dprin g life.; many 'die under a
barbaious vivisection. I cannot believe
that any creature was created for thicOm
pensated • misery; it would be contrary'
to the attribute of God's mercy . at djriv
tics. I am sincerely happy to, find.that'
I am not the only believer in the immor
tality of the lower animals.
WORDS OF Lennovet.—The ability
to find fault is considered by some people
as a sure sign of superior insight, when in
the majority of cases it is only an indica
tion of shallowness and ill nature. One
deserves as much credit for seeing the
merits of a picture as its defects, for find
ing out the lovely traits in a character as
for lying in wait for its imperfections; in
deed, he who steadfastly and on principle
determines ,to see all the
_good , there is in
any person is that person's greatest bene
factor, and can do most to lift •him' up in
to what he might be. Following this vein
a little further, if we love our friends not
only for what, they. are, but for what they
are capable of being, our very love will
assist in transforming them into the refill.
ration' of the ideal for which we love them,
and thus the constant outpouring of our
affections toward them will act as a per
petual lever, lifting them nearer and near
er to the realisation ,of their desires. Let
no one doubt the triithCof this; it has
been proved by practicaLdemonstration.
Let us not be chary of complimentary
and appreciative utterances, but forget
ting seat, 'and remembering those dearer,
.or who should' he dearer, in assuring their
happiness and success most surely secure
ahem own. ,
. ,
Busy not thyself in searching into other
men's lives ; the errors of thine Own are
more than thou : cant answer for. It
snore concerns thee to mend one fault iu
thyself, than to find out a thousand in
others.—. Bishop LF4ghion,
About Dogs.
Bev. Dr. !ratans Prime, of New York,
writes as follows to- the—Observer :--
My son came home from Princeton,
where he had been reading Divinity, and
brought redog 10 which he was fondly at
tached, and his affection was fully
rocated. The dog slept on s' rug beside
hit master's bed. When my son was mak
ing preparations to go to Europe, the dog
manifested great uneasiness, watching
the packing with evident' anxiety, and
listening eagerly to the conversation of
-the family.. The day of departure cow.
The dog was shut up in a room alone, and
howled while the master went away.—
Night came and the dog wandered about
the Muse, up and down stains', though
his rug was lying ready 'for him by his
master's empty bed. He had disturbed
met,in,gie early part of the night by his
whip? as he sought his master in vain.
In the Meriting I went into his room and
found him asleep on his rug. Ile never
woke "epic - The dog was dead.
~Gen. James Watson) Webb, :formerly
er, the. .Courier and Enquirer, before be
went to AuStria as American , Minister,
gaie a little dog to the child of Mr. Spal
ding, then one of the editors of the same
paper, and afterwards of the World and
the 2imes. The child and the dog be
came tenderly attached to each other.—
The child was taken ill. The dog lavish
ed itnitffections on' its friend, carressing
itim constantly, and showing the strong
est anxiety. - The child died. The dog
walked away from - the bed to the ether
side of the room, layed down and died al
known Philadelphian went to Pittsburg
a' few days ago; and when he entered the
sleeping ,car the thought struck him that
he,might get•to walking about during the
night *le asleep, as he was something of
It'soniriambulist, and walk off the platform
into a hitter world. So he went to the
brakeman and gave him a dollar with
strict instructions that if he saw him walk
ing ,ztroupd the car in his sleep, to seize
hiak;,l4ti:force him back at all hazzards.
Then' th Philadelphian turned in . and
soon hurreverberating snore echoed the
soreech.ofthe locomotive. 'About tyro o'-
clock : Loomis awoke, etudes the air,of the.
car see med stiaing , he determined to go
on the platfdini for a fresh, breath or two.
Just ar he got to the degir 'the 'brakeman
saw him, grasped him and held him &A.m.
When: the Philadelphian recovered his
breath; he indignantly, exclaimed, "What
do you,mean ? Let me up, I tell you,;
lam as ivide awake as on are. But the
brakeinin put another knee to his breast
and insisted that the man was asleep, and
then he called another brakeman , and af
ter . a terrific struggle, during which : the
unfortunate received ,bumps sand, blows_
innumerable, the railroad man jammed
him into' a birth, 'put - e. trunk and eight
carpet bags on him, and then sat on hun
to hold him down until morning. •
A „itirrespondent writes: "While ll*
porting the proceedings of the Republican
State Convention at Dallas, Ga., r
a colored preacher who from a habit he
has of:commencing:his addressee with the
exclaination I thrice repeated, "Come :to
the Reck,"„bas acquired the name - of
COnie4a:the-Rooh Ben." On one occasion,
white Viieixiber'of the Legislituie; he ad
vanced:to thee Front of the Speaker's' desk,
and, taking • two "rocke t " as small stoma
are called here. he struck them together,
exclaiming, "Come to the rock, and pro
seeded in a vigorous speech to address
the House. His name is Benjamin Will..
iams, and he his deservedly won the high
regard of many in the State. Hie elo
quence is of.a very high order. He is*
colored Robert Collyer, having all the
earnestness and pathos of the Yorkshire
blacksmith, 'with more natural dramatic
talent. During a period of temporary
confusion in the Convention he gained the
door, and having exclaimed, - ;'Come to
the reek—the rook of Republicanism and
.good-, fillowship," delivered a brief and
and 'magnetic speech whichrestorod order
and harmony. Some day I hope to hear
and 'to report to you one of his sermons.
He , iira man whom kindly circumstances
might lave made famoue,.and , whose life
work,- though quietly; done; must be very
fruitful. ,
We may live without poetry, music
and art;
We may live without conscience, and
live without heart ;
We may live withoutlriends, and live
without books ;
But civilized men cannot live 'without
We may live without books--whatis
knowledge but grieving?
We may live without hope—what is
hope but deceiving?
We may live• without lover-whatls
passion but pining?
But where is the man that can live
without dining ?
The Siamese twins were excellent far.
mere, and superintended all the work upon
their plantations. They could hoe and
plow, and were very -dexterous in .using
the axe. They built several log cabins
themselves, and could put up the earner
of a two-story house as quickly as any
other two men. As traders, especially in
live stock - , they won quite a reputation.
In making a bargain .they would obtain
all . the points in the case and then with
draw, and under the plea that two heads
were better than one, consult with each
other us to the beat course to pursue.
Ia tile-lOOS) option. town of lisizelton,
Luzern° county, ,liquor, is said to be dis•
Tensed from seventy bars.
1,13 it ind Sumer.
•What is invariable the beginning of
love ? The letter L. • •
Felt slippers—Those felt by children .
in their rude young days.
A pair of lovers will sit up half the
night, and not burn as much kerosene as
the family uses in an hour daringthe ev
Latest Arta music:
, I wish I was a,igranger,
And with the farmers stand, 1„,
A clover blossom in my hair,
A pitch fork in my hand,
Legitimate business.—A: doctor went
out for a day's hunting, and on coming
home complained that he hadn't killed
anything: "That's bcc.ause you didn't at
tend to your legitimate business," said his
"Doctir;" said a lady to her physic hut
"don't you think the small lxintiets that
the ladies wear, nowadays have a tenden.
cy to
,produce congestion of the brninl"
"No madam. When you see one of
those bonnets, there are no brains to 'con =
A dealer in horse-flesh sold to a gen'•
tieman of little experience in such mat.
ters a steed as "perfectly without huh!'
Next day the buyer came back in great
fury, because his groom found out that the
alleged "faultless horse" was blind in the
right eye. "Why," replied the sly dealer,
"that is not the horse's fault; it is only
his misfortune."
"What do you sell those fowla.for l" in
quired a person of a man attempting to
.dispose of some chickens of questionable
appearance. "I sell them for profits,"
was .the answer. "Thank you for the
information that they are prophets," re
sponded the querist ; "I took diem to be
Who puts oup at, der pest hotel, and
Bakes his 'oyster on der schell,, iand,
der hauling cuts-a schwelll l Thildrini; •
user. •
Who vas it ,goes into Any sehtore,
drows down his pundles on der, vlonr,
and never Shut der' door?
Der drummer.
Who dakes me brder,handt upd my:
'Und goes for - peestket righdt avart
Der drummer: ' • • " •
Who upbraids , his samples' in a trice,
Ind dells me 'goo*, uud se,e bow Weer'
trod says I gets !'der bottom price?"
DEX drummer.
Who nye der tinge yea eggetr vine
"Vrom .Sharman y, und- on der Rhine"
and sheets me den dimes out of nine ?
Der drummer.
Who 'del lei how,sheap dergoats vie bet ;
mooch lee as vot I gould iinbOrt, but
lets dam go as be vas "short 1". -
Dor drummer. . -
Who varrante all der goofs In suit gas
timers nbon his route. and 'van day, gomes
de vas nogostr Der druminer, .f
Who ernes atom& yen I been ondt,
MOE* mute , beer, and eats mine knout,
and kiss Katrina in der snout ?" Der
drummer. '
Who, ven he gomes again die vay will
hear vot Pfeiffer has- to say, nod mit a
plank eye goes avay v.. Der drummer.
While traveling in the South a few
weeks since, I, was amused at . the' fellow
ing incident:
On board the train was a colored family,
consisting of father , mother, and three
children. The two eldest ranged fronsfif.
teen to seventeen, the youngest about
eight. The , two eldest were black as an
ertoine of midnitr zo the youngest was of
the brightest sad lor. An old gentle
man of inquiring mind asked the mother
whose children they were.
"De 's mine "answered the old Dinha.
"What, all t hree ?"queried the old gent.
"Course day la," said Dinah. • •
"Well, 'who hi their father? .asked the
old gent.
"Dere is dere fader ; dat's my old man, "
said aunt Dinah.; pointing to an old grey
haired and, decrepit darkey sitting near.
"Why," %aid the old gent, "you don't
pretend to tell MG that he is the father of
all three ?"
"Course he is de fader ob oil free ; he is
My old man, he is," said Dinah, some.
what impatiently. •
"Well, now." said the old gent, last
tell me this; how does it happen that
those two are so black, and this one is so
white ?"
"Why,". de Lord love you, honey," re
turned Dinah with a grin, "don't ye know
dem ,two old uns was dun . boned for
de war in old reb times ; dis yere one,"
pointing to the young zream•color, "was
born since we is free.'
The man of inquiring turn of mind .was
silenced if not, convinced.
A cubic inch of gold is worth
. one hun
dred • and forty-six dollars; a cubic foot,
two hundred and eighty:eight dollars ;
and a cubic yard, six million eight hun
dred and seventy-six dollars. The quanti
ty of gold now in existence, estimated to
be three thousand millions of dollars cimld
be contained in a cube of twenty-three
The oyster beds of Virginia cover an
area equal to six. hundred and forty thou
sand acres, and those great mines of sub
marine wealth are estimated to yield an
Annual money value of ten millions' of
,of dollars.
One firm in Harrisburg has recently
received 20,990 bushels peanuts. . .