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July 29, 1864-tf. I. C. HAUPT.
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Feb. 24th '65.-3.m.
INSURANCE COMPANY OP
(Taken from the Harrisburgte l. /rap/1
December 24th, 1864.)
During the last two or three years '
` P C? this old anti well known company,
L have been extending their huiness in the interior,
rot the State of Pennsylvania, and have already
a good foundation for fire and inland busi
ness throughout the Commonwealth.
Incorporated as they were in the year 1794, by'
the Legislature of Pennsylvania, and up to the
year 1862, having agencies only in two or three:
prominent points in the State, their claims for
business throughout the State whence their au-1
came, seem well founded, and hence, some,
thres years since, they estpblished a central Statel
agency at the seat of Government, through which
their agency business is transacted and where pol
icies are issued.
Since the organization ofolhis company in 1792,
now over seventy years, their success has been
yery marked, having now a capital and surplus
of over $1,600,000, and during which time they
have, paid losses amounting to over seventeen mil
lions of dollars.
In Philadelphie, where the management of this
company is best known, it enjoys a well deserved'
popularity, as the regtelt of long tried and faithful '
,services, and large liberality in the adjustment o
losses ; the officers, Arthur G. Coffin, Esq., Presi-1
dent, and Charles Platt, Esq., Secretary. as well
as the hoard of directors, being well and familiar
ily known, some of whom have given their servi
ces to the corporation for over forty years.
The State agent of the Insurance Company of,
North America, Mr. 'William Buehler, gives his,
whole time to the delails of these agencies through-1
out Pennsylvania, and to who& applications for d
new agencies shovld be addressed. In this com
munity Mr. Buehler does not need newspaper en
dorsement. Respected for his strict integrity,
and known as a faithful and indefatigable busi
ness man, to his connection with the Insurance
Company of North America, as much as the repu-'
tation of that corporation, must we attribute its
popularity outside of Philadelphia.
The agent for the Insurance Company of North
America, for Bellefonte and vicinity, is
JAMES D. TURNER,
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8. 11. BROWN,
BELLEFOI\7I I I-11, PA, FHIIDAY, APHIL 21, 1865.
Charles Nelson had reached his thirty-'
fifth year, and at that age he found himself,
!going down hill. Ile had once been one ofl
;the happiest of mortals, and no blessing,
was wanted to complete the sum of his hap-1
'piness. He had one of the best of wives
l and his children were intelligent and come
ly. lie was a carpenter by trade and no,
man could command better 'wages, or bel
more sure of work. If any man attempted'
to build a house, Charles Nelson mul l
"boss" the job, and for miles around people
,sought him to work for them. But a change
;had come over his life. A deamon had met,
him on his way, and he had turned back
with the evil spirit. A new and e.perienc
ed carpenter had been sent for by those who .
could no longer depend upon Nelson, and
he had settled in the village, and, now took
On a back street, where the great trees
threw their green branches over the way,
stood a small cottage, which had been the
pride of the inmates. Before it stretched a l l
wide garden, but tall, rank trees grew up,
among the choking flowers, and the paling
of the fence was broken in many places.)
The house itself had once been white, but it,
was now dingy and dark. Bright green;
blinds had once adorned the windows, butt
now they had been taken off and sold. And,'
the windows themselves bespoke poverty
and neglect, for in many places the glass;
was gone, and shingles, rags and old hatsl
had taken its place. A single look at the
house and its accompaniments told the sto
ry.- It was the drunkard's home.
Within, sat a woman in the early years
of her life and thought ; she was still hand
some to look upon, but the bloom had gone
from her cheeks, and brightness had faded
from her eyes. Poor Mary Nelson ! once
she had been one of the happy, hut now
none could be more miserable ! Near her
sat two children both beautiful in form and
feature ; but their garbs were well patched
worn, and their feet were shoeless.
eldest was thirteen years of age, her
'sister a few years younger. The mother
lwas hearing them recite a grammar lesson,
for she had resolved that her children
should never grow up in ignorance. They
could not attend the common schools, fort
thoughtless children sneered at them, and"
made them the object of sport and ridicule,l
but in this respect they did not suffer, fort
their mother was well educated, and she'
devoted such time as she could spare tol
For more than two years Mary Nelson
had earned all the money that had been in
ed in the house. People hired her to wash,
iron and sew for them, and besides the mon
ey paid, they gave her many articles of food
land clothing. So she lived on, and the on
joys that dwelt with her now were teach
ing her children and praying to God.
I Supper lime came, and Charles Nelson,
'came reeling home. He had worked the
!day before at helping to move a building,
and thus had earned money enough to find
,himself in rum for several days. As he
'rumbled into the house the children crouch-1
ed close to their mother, and even she
shrunk away, for sometimes her husband
lwasugly when intoxicated.
Oh I bow that man had changed within
two years ! Once there was not a firmer
looking man in town. In frame be had,
been tall, stout, compact, and perfectly
funned while his face bore the very beau
ideal of manly beauty. But all was chang•
ed now. His noble form was bent, his
'limbs shrunken and tremulous, and his
[face all bloated and disfigdred. He was
Inot the man who had once been the fond;
'husband and doting father. The loving
wife had prayed, and wept, and implored,'
but all to no purpose ; the husband was
;bound to the drinking companions of the
; bar-room, and he would not break the;
I That evening Mary Nelson ate no supper,'
for of all the food in the house, there was,
'not more than enough for the husband and,'
children ; but when her husband was gone,'
'she went out and picked a few berries, and,
thus kept her vital energies alive. That,
'night the pour woman prayed long and ear-,
neatly, and her little ones prayed with her.:
WE HAVE CONQUERED
BY FLORIE B
We have conquered ! We have conquered!
Let the joyful news go forth
Into all the lands and nations,
Loud proclaim it through the North.
From the hilltops, from the valleys
Let it echo loud and long,
Sing, oh sing. ye birds of freedom
Breathe it forth in every song.
Lo ! the iron chain is broken,
And the rebel's paltry power
Is forever crushed and shattered ;
It has withered in an hour.
Peace, again ar )und our borders
Hovers with an outstretched hand,
Only waiting for the signal
To alight upon our land.
We have conquered ! Richmond's fallen !
Glorious news to all proclaim !
Proudly o'er the Rebel city,
Floats the banner of the slain.
Flag of Freedom ! Float forever
Float upon the passing. breeze,
O'er the graves of fallen heroes
Over lands, and over seas.
May the bright folds, ne'er be sullied
May the pure and spotless wave,
Breathing freedom now and ever
Over household,3 true and brave.
The Unmeant Rebuke.
I On the following morning Charles Nelson'
sought the bar-room as soon as he rose, but
he was sick and faint, and the liquor would
not remain on his stomach, lie drank very
deeply the night before, and he felt misera
ble, At length, however, he managed to
,keep down a few glasses of hot sling, but
the close atmosphere seemed to stifle him,
and he went out.
The poor man had sense enough to know:
that if he should sleep he should feel better,
' and had just feeling enough to wish to keep
!away from home ; so he wandered off to a
wood not far from the village, and sank
;down by a stone wall, and was soon in pro
found slumber. When he awoke the sun
lwas shining down upon him, and raising
himself to a sitting posture, he gazed about
ihim. He was just on the point of rising,
:vt hen his motion was arrested by the sound
of voices near at hand. He looked through
a chink in the wall, and just upon the oth
er side he saw his two children picking ber
'ries while a little farther off were two more
!girls ' , the children of the carpenter who had
lately moved into the village.
" Come, Katie," said one of these latter
girls to her companion, "let's go away from
!here, because if anybody was to see us with
those girls, they'd think we played with
"But the berries are so thick here," re-:
monstrated the other.
"Never mind—we'll come out sometime,
when these little ragged, drunkard's girls'
fare not here."
So the two favored ones walked away
,hand in hand, and Nelly and Nancy Nelson
'sat down upon the ground and cried.
"Don't cry, Nancy," said the eldest throw- ,
ing her arms aroand her sister's neck."
"But you are crying, Nelly."
"Oh, I can't help it," sobbed the stricken'
"Why do they blame us ?" murmured
Nancy, gazing up in her sister's face. ,"On'
[we are not to blame. We are good, and
[kind, and loving, and we never hurt any
body.[ Oh, I wish somebody would love us ;
II should be so happy."
"And We are loved, Nancy. Only think)
of our noble mother. Who could love us i
as she does ?"
'"I know—l know, Nelly ; but that aint!
all.'l Why don't papa love us as he used to'
,do ? Don't you remember when he used to
kiss us and make us so happy ? Oh, how I
;wish he could be so good to us once morel
die is not—"
"—sh, sissy I don't say anything more.l
lie may be good to us again ; if he knew,
how we loved him, I know he'would. And,
then I believe God is good, and surely he,
will help us sometime, for mother prays for t
ihim every day."
"Yes," answered Nancy, "I know she
does ; and God must be our father some- 1 1
"He is our father now, sissy."
"I know it, and he must be all we shall,
have by-and-by, for doret you rememberl
mother told us she might leave us one ofj
these days ? She said a cold dagger was
upon her her heart, and—and—"
"—sh ! don't Nancy, vou'll"
These words were choked up with sobs
and tears, and the sisters wept long togeth
,er. At length they arose and went away,
ifor they saw more children coming.
II As soon as the little ones were out of
sight, Charles Nelson started to his feet.
His bands were clenched, his eyes were fix
ed upon a vacant point with an eager gaze)
"My God !" he gasped, "what a villian I
am ! Look at me now ! What a state Ii
am in, and what I have sacrificed to bring
myself to it ! And they love me yet snai l
pray fos me 1" ,
He said no more, but for a few Moments!
he stood with his hands clenched, and his,
eyes fixed. At length his gaze was turned'
upwards, and his clasped hands were rais
ed above his head. A moment he remain
ed so, and then his hands dropped by his
side, and he started homeward.
When he reached his home he found his
wife and children in tears, but he affected
not to notice it. lie drew a shilling from
his pocket—it was his last—and handing it
to his wife, he asked her if she would send
and get him some porridge.
The wife was startled by the tone in
which this was spoken, for it sounded as in
days gone by.
The porridge was made nice and nourish
ing, and Charles ate it all. He went to
bed early, and early on the following day
he was up. He asked his wife if she had
milk and flour enough to make him another
bowl of porridge.
"Yes Charles," she said, "we have not
"Then if you are willing, I should like;
The wife moved quickly about the work,l
and ere 101 l the food was prepared. Hel
washed and dressed, and would have shav
ed had his hand been steady enough. lie
left his home and went at once to a man,
who had just commenced to frame a house.
"Mr. Manly," he said addressing the man
,alluded to, "I have drank the last drop of
!alcoholic bevarage that ever passes my
Ask Ro more questions but believe
me true.—Will you give me work ?"
"Charles Nelson, are you in earnest ?"
asked Manly, in surprise.
"So much so, sir, that were death to
stand upon my right hand, and yonder bar
room upon my left, I would go with the
grim messenger first."
"Then here is my house lying about us
rough timbers and boards. I place it all in
your hands, and shall look to you to finish
it. Come into my office, and you shall see
the plan I have drawn."
We will not tell you how the stout man
wept, nor how his noble friend shed tears
to see him thus ; but Charles Nelson took
the plan, and having studied it for a while
' he went out where the men were at work
!getting the timber toether, and Mr. Manly
'introduced him as their master. That 'day
Ihe worked but little, for he was not strong
ryet, but he arranged the timber, and gavel
'directions for framing. At night he asked ;
,his employer if he dared trust him with a'
"Why, you have earned three," returned
"And will you pay me three dollars a
"If you arc as faithful as you have been
to-day, for you will save money at that."
The poor man could' not speak his
thanks in woris, but his looks spoke them
for him. and Manly understood them.—lie
received his three dollars, and on his way
home he stopped and bought first a basket,
then three loves of bread, a pound of butter,
sonic tea, sugar, and a piece of beefsteak,
and be had just one dollar and seventy-five
cents left. With this load he went home.
It was some time before he could compose
himself to enter the house, but at lenght he
went in and set the basket on the table.
"Come, Mary," be said, I have brought
something home for supper. Here, Nelly,
lyou take the pail and run over to Mr.
Brown's and get two quarts of milk."
He banded the child a shilling as he
spoke, and in a half-bewildered state she
took the shilling and hurried away. . ,
The wife started when she raised the cow•
er of the basket, but she dared not speak
She moved about like one in a dream, and
ever and anon she would cast a furtive
glance at her husband. lie had not been
drinking—she knew it-and yet he had
money enough to buy rum, if he wanted it.
What could it mean ? Had her prayers
been answered ? Oh, how fervently she
Soon Nelly returned with the milk, and
Mrs. Nelson set the table out. After sup
per, Charles arose and said to his wife
"I must go to Mr. Manly's office to help
;him arrange some plans for his new house,
Ibut I will be at home early."
A pang shot through his wife's heart as
ishe saw him turn away, but still she was
f‘i.ar happier than she had been before for a
long time. There was something in his
manner that asssured her and gave hope.
Just as the clock struck nine the well,
iknown foot-fall was heard, stronc , and' l
`steady. The door opened, and Charles en
!tered. His wife cast a quick and keen l
!glance into his face, and she almost utteiedi
la cry of joy when she saw how he was
1 -hanged for the better. Ho has been to
'the barber's and hatter's. Yet nothing wasl
'said upon the all-important subject.-1
Charles wished to retire early, and his wife!
In the morninz, the bus.
.vent with him
iband arose and first built the fire. Mary
ihad not slept till long after midnight, hay.
in g been kept awake by the tumultuous
'en_otion that had started up in her bosom,
and she awoke not so early as usual. But
lshe came out just as the tea kettle and
tatoes began to boil, and breakfast was soon
After the meal was eaten, Charles arose,
put on his hat, and then turning to his wife
,he asked :
" What do you do to-day ?"
" I must wash for Mrs. Bixby."
" Are you willing to obey me once more ?"1
" Oh, Yes." I
"'Then work for me to-day. Send Nelly j
over to tell Mrs. Bixby that you aro not!
well enough to wash, for you are not. here
is a dollar, and you must do with it as you
please. Buy something that will keep you'
busy for yourself and child."l
Mr. Nelson turned toward the door, and:
his hand was upon the latch. He hesitate
and turned back. He did not speak, but he;
opened his arms ; and his wife sank upon;
his bosom. lie kissed her, and then having'
gently placed her in a seat, he left the
lhouse. When be went to his work that
!morning, he felt well and very happy.
IMr. Manly was by to cheer him, and this i
ihe did by talking and acting as though:
Charles had never been unfortunate at all.
It was Sunday evening and Nelson had
been almost a week without rum. He had,
earned fifteen dollars, ten of which he had
, no,,v in his pocket.
" Mary," he said, after the supper table
Iliad been cleared away," there are ten dol- 1
liars for you and 1 want you to expend it in ,
clothing for yourself and children. I have l
earned fifteen dollars during the past five
days. lam to build Squire Manly's great,l
house, and he pays me three dollars a day.,
IA good job isn't it ?"
Mary looked up and her lips moved, but
' she could not speak a word. She struggled'
la few moments, and then burst into tears.
Her husband took her by the arm and drew
her upon his lap, then pressed her to his
" Mary," he whisperd, while the tears'
ran down his own cheeks," you are not de
ceived. lam Charles Nelson once more,
and will be while I live. Not by any act'
of mine shall another cloud cross your
brow." And then he told her of the words
he had heard the previous Monday, while
,he lay behind the.wall.
"Never before," he said, "did I fully re
alize how low I had fallen, but the scales;
dropped from my eyes then as though some
one had struck them off with a sledge.--L•
soul started up to a stand point from,
'which all the tempests of earth cannot move.
lit. Your prayers are answered.
Time passed on, and the cottage assumed
its garb of pure white, and its whole win
dows and green blinds. The roses in the
garden smiled, and in every way did the
improvement work. Once again was Mary
Nelson ameng the happiest of the happy,
land her children choose their own associates
An interesting discovery has just been
made in a tumulus at Ekaternosiaw, in Rus
,sia--lt consists of a treasure which form
erly belonged to a chief of the' Huns.
Among the different articles is a heavy gold
diadem, in which is set a cameo of ame
thyst of ancient Roman workmanship ; also,
la large collor, bracelet and drinking cup,l
with handles formed by animals, the wholel
of which are in gold of remarkable work- i
A Madison, Indiana, young lady, has oil'
' lands for which she refused eighty thous-1
dollars, but will take a partner of the
Do not for one repulse forget the purpose
you resolved to effect.
Dick Morgan, brother of John Morgan,
has been sentenced to the Illinois Peniten
tiary, Alton, for life.
It is an error to think that a long face is
essential to good morals, or that laughing
is an unpardonable crime.
A number of Confederate surgeons left
in Richmond have been paroled, to attend
to the Confederate sick and wounded.
Mr. Green, who was banished from Rich
mond for Union sentiments, returned there
last Thursday, as United States Postmaster.
The Legislature of Tennessee will meet
on the 3d of May next, to organize the com
monwealth under the new policy of froedom.
Some splendid ocean steamers are rotting
out for the Southern trade, and in confiders'
anticipation of a speedy close of the rebell
Rebel prisoners to the number of 800 or
'l,OOO have been received in Richmond with
-Iln forty eight hours, and consigned to the
In the town of Moravia, N. Y., the firod
washed a grave yard away, leaving coffins
and bodies exposed, and washsing many of
.them entirely away.
A Prominent Virginian once prophesied
that the slave masters of his State would
one day run away from their slaves. That
prediction has been fulfiled.
General Warren was removed from com
mand of the Fifth corps and succeeded by
General Gibbon. This was done, it is re
ported, for disobedience of orders.
A warehouse opposite the Pemberton
Prison was filled with tobacco belonging to
the French Government, worth one million
dollars in gold, and vi as fired by the rebels
before they fled.
All the hospitals of Richmond have been
taken possession of by the military author
ities, and aro used for the care and comfort
equally of the Federal and Confederate
,sick and wounded.
A NVional bank of the United States
is to be immediatly established iu Rich
mond, where subscriptions to United States
bonds will be received at the rates estab
lished in the Northern cities.
A recent rebel letter, found in a Southern
Post Office, says :—"After the war I don't
know which will sound worse to say I was
in the penitentiary four years or that I be
longed to Wheeler's Cavalry."
Connecticut has just held her State elec
tion. The Republican party sweeps every
thing before it, electing the Governor, Leg
islature and Congressmen by increased ma
;orities. It thunders all around.
The world's fair for 1867 will be at Paris,
and the building for it will cost from $6,000,-
1 000 to $8,000,000. The building will be
!made to hold 200,000 people, and every-
Idling will be on the grandest scale possible.
A Nassau letter of the IGth, states that
there were over two and a half million
pounds of bacon stored at that port, await
ing a chance to be carried through the
blockade. Much of this bacon is from the
Northeru States sent there to run the block
Large Placards have been posted on the
dead walls of Liverpool giving the passage
from the eighteenth chapter of Revelations
beginning " Babylon the great is fallen," as
appropriate to the fall of Charlestan. They
will have to put up larger ones now.
The Chimborazo, Winder, Jackson and
lloward Grove Hospitals, four of the prin
cipal Confederate hospitals, are used for
the accommodation of Federal, wounded.
The acommodation is adout 24,000 beds,
which were left entire by the Confederates.
A Contract has been made with influential
Germans to bring from Germany two thous
and men, who will each take a tract of the
Kickapoo Railroad lands in Kansas, and
work out its value on the railroad. An
agent is niw in Germany for the purpose
of forwarding the men, and they are ex pee
ted to arrive in May.
The London corespondent of the New-
York Herald states that within a couple of
years the Prince Imperial of France is to
make a royal visit to the United State and
take a tour in the country. lie is to be
attended by a splendid fleet and two or three
Ministers of State, and move about with a
brilliancy which will completely, it is said,
eclipse the late tour of the Prince of Wales.
There are seventeen Baptist Associations
lin this State, embracing 391 churches, with
;an aggregate membership of 39,326. Of
English Baptists not connected with associ
,ations in this State, there are eleven chur
ches,l with a membership of 313 ;of Welsh,
!eighteen churches, with 966 members ; of
German, five churches, with 235 members,
!making a total of 424 churches, with 40.-
The grain crops of the country never
Flocked more promising. The winter, owing
Ito the almost constant presence of snow and
uniform temperature, has been extrem 31y
!favorable to winter grain. The fruit pros
ipect is also very encouraging from the same
case ; and should we have no sevare frosts
Ito nip the buds after they bloom, an abun
!dant crop of apples, pears and peaches may
lb() looked for.
Letters from Monrovia afford an enoaur
aging picture of the condition of the colored
man's country. The amount of sugar rais
ed this season is a third larger than last
year's product... Coffee promises a. greatly
increased yield. The growth .of cotton acd
its manufacture, by domestic industry, has
been commenced. Less than fifty years
ago the chief article in this region for for-,
d eign market was slaves.