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A Family Newspaper Devoted to the Agricultural, Mechanical, Mining and Manufacturing Interests of Centre County, and an Exponent of the Principles of the Republican Party.
KINSLOE & BROTHER, PROPRIETORS.
B. E. V. R. R.—Guo. C, WILKINS, Sup
Westward from Bellefonte.
Eastward from Bellefonte
Freight and accom...
B. I S. B. R. R—Deptizi. RHOADS, Bup't.
Pass'r, 1eave...7.45 a mPass'r' arr.... 9.50 a m
Pass'r, 64 2.30 pm I Pass'r arr.... 5.05 p m
P. R. R. CONNECTIONS AT T 1 RONE.
Phila. Exp.... 7.51 ain mDay Exp.... 7.54 a
Emigrant 2.15 p m Mail Train..3.oo p in
Mail 'Train. —.6.44 p m Gin. Exp ..... 5.11 p m
R. & Alt. Ac.. 0.35 ain Phila. Exp..10:27 p m
MIFFLIN I CENTRE CO. B RANCH R. R.
No. 1, leaves Lewistown at 7.20 a m., and ar
rives in Mitroy 8.15 a m.
No. 2, leaves Penn'a R. R. 11.15 a m., arrives
at Milroy 12.15 p. m.
N 0.3, leaves Yenn'aß R. 4.05 p. m., arrives at
No. 1, leaves Milroy 8.40 a m., and arrives at
Penn'a. It It 9.40 a M.
No. 2, leaves Milroy 1.15 a m., and arrives at
No. 3, leaves Milroy 5.10 p in., and arrives at
Stage for Pine Grove Mills leaves Monday,
Wednesday and Fr day mornings at 6 o'clock.
Stage for Centre Hall, Lewistown and Boats
burg leave every day at 6 a m.
Western mail closes at 4.00.
Lock Haven mail closes at 10.00 a
Bellefonte Church Directory.
Presbyterian church, Spring street,* servic,es
at 113,m., and? 1-2 pm • Rev. AlfredYeomans,
Pastor. This congregation are now erecting a
new church, iu consequence of which, the reg
ular religious services will he held in the Court
House until furhter notice.
Methodist Episcopal church, High street ;
services, 10 1-2 a m., and 7 1-2 pm. Prayer
meeting on'hursday night. P.m*. ti. C. Pardee
St. John's Episcopal church, High street ,
services at 101-2 a m., and 7 1-2 pm. Rev. By.
ron McGann, pastor.
Lutheran church, Linn street ;_lservices at
101-2 a m., and 7 1-2 pm. Rev. Mr, Hackett
African M. E. Church, west side of creek.
Services at 11 a m., and 7 1-2 p m. Rev. Isaac
German Reformed church, Linn street • ser
vices 101-2 a m., and 7 1-2 p in. Rev. Mr. Kelly
Catholic church, Bishop street; services
101-2 a m., and 3 pm. Rev. Mr. McGovern,
United Brethren church, High street, west
aide of creek ; eervicse-- -
Bellefonte Masonic Lodge, No. 268, meets on
Tuesday evening before the Full Moon.
Lafayette Masonic Council, No. 18, meets first
Constance Commandery, No. 33, Masons
meets second Friday'of each Month.
I. 0. 0. F, Centre Lodge, No. 153, meets
every Thursday evening at their Hall, Bush's
Arcade, 2d floor.
For the conferring of Degrees the let Satur
day evening of each month.
For Degree of Rebecca second Saturday of
I. 0. Cr. T.—This Lodge meets every Monday
. Attorney at Law, Bellefonte, Pa. Office
northeast corner of the Diamond. 9:4;'68.
. Attorney at Law, Bellefonte, Pa. Of
fice with the district Attorney, in the Court
Attorneys at Law, Bellefonte, Pa. Odle
in Conrad House, Allegheny St. 9:4:'68.
JT G. LOVE,
. Attorney at Law, Bellefonte, Pa. Office
with Adam Hoy, two doors below the Press
Building, High Street. 9:4;'08.
Q D.OR AY,
011 t tf;:r
ney at Law. Bellefonte, Pa. Office
Furst, Esq. 9:4; '6B.
Attorneys at Law, Bellefonte,'Fa. 9:4:'68
moALLISTER & BEAVER,
Attorneys at Law, Bellefonte, Pa.
MHAD. P. STEPHENS,
Attoiney at Law. Office. on corner of Al
legheny and High streets, Bellefonte. 9:4:'63.
WILSON & HUTCHINSON,
Attorneys at Law, Bellefonte, Centre
county, Pa. Collections, and all other legal
business, in Centre and adjoining counties,
promptly attended to.
Office in Blancharda' Law Building, Alle
gheny Street. 9:4:'68.
. Attorney at Law, Allegheny Street, Bel
lefonte, Pa. 9:4:'68.
BUSH & YOCUM,
Attorneys at Law, Bellefente, Pa.
JOHN P. MITCHELL,
Attorney at Law, Office with Orvis & Al
exander, Bellefonte, Pa. 9:4:'68.
WILLIAM H. BLAIR,
Attorney at Law, Armory Building,
Bellefonte, Pa. 9:4e68.
TAXES H. RANKIN,
Attorney at Law. Armory Building. Belle
fonte, Pa. 9A:'6B.
Attorney at Law, High St., Bellefonte,
J LI AS. H. HALE,
kj Attorney at Law, Bellefonte, Pa. 9:4:'68
Attorney at Law, Bellefonte, Pa. 9:4:'68
Attorney at Law, (District Attorney,)
Court House, Bellefonte, Pa. 9:4:'66.
. Attorney at Law, Armor Building, Bel
lefonte, Pa. 9•4:'68.
SAMIIEL L. BARR,
Justice of the Peace. Will attend to the
writing of deeds, articles of agreement, &c.
Collections and all other business entrusted to
his care promptly attended to. Office one door
north of Wilson Hutchinson's law office, Bel
lefonte, Pa. 9:4:'68.
DR. B. D. TIPPLE,
Homeopathic physician and Surgeon, Of
fice in old Conrad Henze, 2d floor, Allegheny
street, Bellefonte. Pa. Prompt attention paid
to professional calls. 9:4:'68.
GO. L. POTTER,
Physician and Surgeon, Allegheny street,
Bellefonte, Pa. 9:44'68.
T IL DOBBINS,
. Physician and Surgeon, Office in Conrad
House, Bellefonte, Pa. 9;
. Thymiclan and Surgeon, Brockerhoffllowl e
Bellefonte, Pa. 9:4:'68.
GEO. Y. BEATTIE,
Physician and Surgeon, Office near cor
Bishop and Allegheny St., Bellefonte, Pa.
Physician and Surgeon Office, Allegheny
St., over Graham St Son. Boot and Shoe Store,
Bellefonte, Pa. 9:4:'68.
GE°. F. HARRia,
Physician and Surgeon, High St., Belle
fonte, Pa. 9:4:'68.
. Dentist, Office, No. 4, 2nd floor, Bush's
Arcade, Bellefonte, Pa. Teeth extracted with
out pain. 9:4:'68.
TORN D. WINUATE, D. D. S.
Dentist, Office on Northwest corner of
Bishop and Spring streets. At home, except,
perhaps, the first two weeks of every month.
Teeth extracted without pain. Bellefonte,
BOALSBURG DENTAL OFFICE.
J. W. Rhone most respectfully informs
the public that he ill prepared to execute any
description of work in the line of Dentistry.
Satisfaction rendered, and rates as moderate as
may be expected. May be fond in his office
during the week commencing on the first Mon
day of each month, and at such other times as
may be agreed upon. 9:4:'68. •
e.AMITEL L. BARR, Justice of
►the Peace, wril attend to the writing of
detultr, articles of agreement, &a. Collections
,ani ail other business entrusted to his care
promptly attended to. Office one door north
of Wilson & llutchison's law office, Belle
May 17th, '67.
RANKIN & IRWIN,
REAL ESTATE AND,iI
Have a number of good farms and other pro-
Perty for sale. Building lots within and outside
of the Borough limits.
They insure lives in the /Etna.
This company is reliable prompt and econoro
ical. Insures on all plans.
They also insure in the North American Life
and other good companies.
They insure Live stock in the .Etna stock
Insurance Compeny—the most reliable stock
Insurance company in the :United States.
They have also a large number of Fire INN&
Woe Com amghich are the
GUARDIAN, of P hil adelphia.
apibirst, ibmiusirco,Boltoa. At.. .a pod sad
Sly 03fig :
BELLEFONTE IRON FOUN
TODD & DUNCAN,
Bellefonte, Centre county, Penn's.
Furnishers of Grist and Saw Mill Machinery,
Flour packers, Smutters, Todd's Patent
TURBINE WATER WHEELS,
Equal to Overshots, and Circular Saw Mills,
with Todd's Improved Patent Feed Work and
Past's Patent Head Blocks, for Circular and
Mulay Saw Mills, which 800 both ends at once,
avoids turning the sla t• in making the last cut,
and avoids variation in thickness in sewing
boards by the setting of careless hands. ' Cast
Iron frames furnished when preferred, and Self-
7; .1.; • I
.8.42 A M at Milesburg
10.28 A X
..5. 55 r N. at Milesburg
BAKERY & CONFECTION
The subscriber would respectfully !lame°
the citizens of Bellefonte and vicinity, ahthfa
is prepared to furnish, every day, --
CANDIES, SPICES, NUTS, FRUITS,
and anything and everything belonging to the
Daring the summer moon an elegant
ICE CREAM SALOON
will be opened for the accommodation of ladies
Having had years of experienoe in the busi
ness, he flatters himself that be can go grantee
satisfaction to all who may favor him with
May 1,'68-Iy. J. H. SANDS.
BUSH'S ARCADE, HIGH STREET,
Having opened a new and first-class Bakery
and Confectionery, he is prepared to serve the
public with good fresh:
BREAD, PIES, CAKES, CONFECTIONS
and everything in hie line, at all times. His
ICE CREAM SALOON
will be open during the Summer, and will be
kept attractive by. the very excellent Cream,
of all popular flavors, constantly on hand.
Pio Nice, private parties, &c., can be sup
plied with all kinds of Confections, Ice Cream,
Cakes, and Fruit at very short notice.
May 1,'68 ly,
PLEASANT GAP, CENTRE CO., PA.
This store is now supplied with a large stock
NEW SPRING AND SUMMER GOODS,
and all articles usually kept in country stores
THE VERY LOWEST PRICES.
Give me a call. No trouble to show goods.
May I,'BB-Iy. L. B. MeENTIRE.
T W. COOKE,
Allegheny St., opposite Broekerhoff Bow
Has just received his first installment of new
Fall and Winter goods, and to which he respect
fully invitee the attention of the public. His
stock consists in part of
BOOTS AND SHOES,
HATS AND CAPS,
So cheap that the ladies never fail to get sat*
faction. Remember the place to get the beat
bargains and cheapest goods is at J. W. Cooks.
7; 3; 'R.
MOSES A. LOEB. FERDINAND LOEB.
& F. LOEB,
Carriers and Manufacturers of all kinds of
WAX KIP it SPLIT LEATHER,
HIDES SOLE-LEATHER, CALFSKINS &e.
No 334 North Third Street, Philadelphia.
SUPERIOR WATER CEMENT,
CONSTANTLY ON HAND AND FOR SALE
This cement has an established reputation
for its superiority over all other manufactures.
for Cisterns, Reservoirs, and all other
It is warranted, when properly applied, if
notice of any defect in quality is given within
ten days after delivery.
Orders received byROBERT VALENTINE,
Bellefonte, Pa., or J. DAWSON, Logan Fur
nace, Centre county, Pa.
May 8, '6B-tf
IN SURE YOUR LIFE !
This may be done for the benefit of those
you love most dearly to render their condition
comfortable should you be called away • or, it
may be done for your own comfort wh en rest
seems most congenial, or to discharge some
obligations to creditors.
THE UNITED STATES LIFE INSURANCE
COMPANY OF NEW YORK,
established in 1850, having assets amounting
to over $3,000,000 invested in the best of se
curities, offers special inducements to its pat
rons. For books, papers or information apply
to JOHN D. WINGATE, Agent,
July24'6B,ly 10 Bellefonte, Pa.
B 0 OT,S SHOES it GAITERS
for men, women and children, all kind
and patterns, cheaper than any where else.
mart A. STERNBERG
Tw Srml4SE and at the same
time an elegant and tasteful stock of
Carpeting' sad Mattinp, at astonishingly low
prices, for sale by
_ Tinos, Moral Amass and Delano!
Ue Ws by STIRNSIROA BRANDIN.
Cakes of all kinds,'
HARNESS, SADDLE, AND
BY J. H. McCLURE
New Building, Bishop Street,
Mr. McClure having now permanently loca
ted himself in the new building erected for the
purpose, in Bishop street, very respectfully
and cordially invites
ALL HIS OLD CUSTOMERS,
and the public in general, where be is prepared
to serve them with any article desirable in his
line, manufactured FROM THE BEST STOCK
at reasonable rates, and satisfaction guaran-
teed in every instance.;
of every description on hand and made to or
der on short notice.
of every pattern and mounted according to
Pier, he., he.,
to suit in every particular, and of the very beet
DOUBLE AND SINGLE HARNESS
manufactured to order in extra fancy and or
dinary styles. and rigged with the best mate
rial in. the line of silver-plated or common
Cart, Carriage, and every other description
of Wags always on hand, and of superior
Thankful to the public for the liberal patron.
age heretofore extended to him, he solicits a
continuance of the same, which be will endea
vor to merit by giving entire satisfaction.
June 19; 68.1 y.
BOOT AND SHOE STORE.
GRAHAM & SON
Manufacturers of, and Dealers in
GENT'S FRENCH CALF, AND CONGRESS
Having added largely to our former stock we
can assure the community that we have now
the but selection in Central Pennsylvania, of
Manufactured from the beet English lasting.
GLOVE:KID, CONGRESS A BALMORAL,
withlandiwithout heels. And a fall:assort-
MISSES' AND CHILDREN'S SHOES.
Also a large lot of those cheap shoes, such as
we read about, and of which we
CHEAPER THAN THE CHEAPEST.
We invite an examination of our ,goods.
RESIST NOT TEMPTATION
Everybody is interested !
Everybody goes to see it.
WHO GOES ONCE GOES AGAIN
EVIRYTHING IS NICE, YR ZSH h CHEAP
RUNKLE'S NEW GROCERY
Just take time enough:toy read what he has
constantly for sale at the vary lowest prices for
cash, or in exchange for country produce.
Sugars, Coffees, Syrups, Teas, Spices, Hams,
Shoulders, Bacon, Mackerel, Herring,
smoked, and is salt, Cove Oy
sters in Cans, Canned Toma
toes, Peaches, Cucumber
and other Pickles,
Catsup, Mustard, Salad
Oil, Coffee Essence, Soaps of
all kinds, Concentrated Lye, Sperm
and otberCandles, Coal Oil and Lamps,
Brushes, Stove and Shoe Blacking, Rolling
Pins and other Cooking Utensils, Makeup,
Tubs. Brooms, Washboards, Smoking and
Chewing Tobacco. Seger', Dried Apples,
Peaches, Primes, Cherries, Raisins, Figs, Nuts,
Oranges end lemons, Wash Lines, Bed Cords,
Clothes Pine, Large assortment of
Glass, Queens and Crockery Ware,
Cheese, Sardines, Vinegar, and every article
necessary for housishold purposes.
The pullet are i mat respectfully invited to
give me a call, snit extend to me a share of
their patronage, as I have resolved to give en
tire satisfaction to every customer. both as to
quality of goods an.d low prices. Store in the
room lately ()mph id by Mr. S. 11. Brown, Al
legheny street, nes r Bishop. May 8.'68.1y.
ISNOT IROCKEREO. SP, J. D. SEGGIERT,
MILLIKEN,, HOOVER & CO.,
CENTRE cot INTY BANIONG CO.,
RECEIVE DEPOSITS ANJ ALLOW
BIT AND SELL
G-overnme) it Securities,
fGold and Coupons.
MOSES TROMPS O. J. I. THOLEPOON.
RO' St. IICIPARLANE.
T HOMPSON, McFARLANE
AGRICULTURAL COLLEGE, PENN'A,
BUSINESS 1 'LACE, CENTRE FURNACE.
PrITROFOat• paid OD Time Deposits.
ACTIVE AN D EFFICIENT
this Counly for the UNION MUTUAL
LIFE INSURANCE COMPANY.
Claiming, as this Company does, some ad
vantages paeans, to itself, Agents are afforded
an earl and 'Successful method for securing
risks. A liberal commission .raid to agents
who must for Gish Ent class references. Ad-
dress, D. S. GRolinger, M. D.. General Agent,
No. 129 Soot!' 7th St. Philadelphia, Pa.
BOOTS AND SHOES.
of the latest style.]
are selling off
HERR II THB LISP:
BELLEFONTE, PA., FRIDAY MORNING, NOVEMBER 13, 1868.
She Ntliefoutt 510101141,
A POLITIOAL AND NEWS JOURNAL,
PUBLISHED EVERY FRIDAY MORNING,
IL A. dlr. E. H. ILINSUOE, Pro's, '
THADDEUS P. STEPHENS, Editor.
TERMS :—Two Dollars per year, invari
ably in advance.
RATES OF ADVERTISING.
•20 Cents per line for Four inser
tions or less.
5 Cents per line for each Additional
1 INCH, THREE MONTHS, . $ 3.00
1 INCH SIX MONTHS, . . . . 5.00
1 INCH TWELVE MONTHS, . 10.00
Special rateS for larger space.
" N.A2T I 0 N" _A_l_l,"
H. A. 'Wimp,
E• H. KINSLOE.
BOUSEAL & KROM, Proprietors.
BELLEPONT 1, PA.
This Hotel is one of the most extensive in
W. RIKARD, Proprietor.
The Bar is well stocked with choice Wines
.fit Intersection of the Bald Eagle Valley
and Clearfield Rail Roads with the Pennsylva
J. J. BOYER,
No. 221 N. 3d Street, between Race and Vine.
R. D. CUMMINGS, Prop.
Southeast corner of the Dismond,:fil
DANIEL GARMAN, Proprietor.
Excellent accommodations, good table and bar.
May 1,418.1 y.
Rapt by JAMES H. GALER,
FRONT STREET, PRILLPSBURG, PA.
We will impeach any man who says we fail
to give direct and prompt attention to ALL
customers, or fail to cause them to rejoice over
a well furnished table, and clean rooms with
new beds, where all may feel at home, and the
weary be at rest.
NEW STABLING:ANDAHEDS for Hor
mel. and Carriages.
JOHN McLAUGHLIN 1 CO.,
June 12,'68.tf. • Proprietors.
H. GEPHART, - -
Mr. Gephart would respectfully inform the
public generally that he now °ample' the
above named Hotel, where he will be glad to
meet and greet his former friends, and receive
a share of the public patronage. By strict
personal attention to the !stalls of hie busi
ness he hopes to be able to render satisfaction
to all who may favor him with their patronage.
His bar and table will be made a speciality.
His stable is good, and will be attended by
careful and attentive ostlers. An excellent
LIVERY is attached to this establishment,
which strangers will find to their advantage.
Give him a call, one and all. Ho feels confi
dent that all will be satisfied with their accom
modation. June 5,'68-10m.
DULY CIIMITERED AND ORGANIZED
by the Legislature to grant Diplomas to its
but recently started, was welcomed at its . out
set, by a more liberal patronage than that
which has been accorded any other Commer
cial College in the country.
• Beauty, !Health, and Business Importance
It is readily accessible from all parts by
Its course of Instruction is full, thorough,
and pre-eminently practical.
Boarding CHEAPER than f i at any atlas.
For terms, specimens of business and Orna
mental penmanship, samples of money used
in College Dank, ho., call at the Office, or
address J. F. DAVIS.
STERNBERG & BRANDEIS
WHOLESALE AND RETAIL DEALERS
CLOTI I 1•7" G,
DRY GOODS, OIL CLOTHS,
GLASS AND QUEENSWARE,
WOOD AND WILLOW WARE,
GROCERIES, &C., &C.
CHEAPER THAN EVER!
Their goods have been purchased at low
figures, and will be sold
CHEAPER THAN THE CHEAPEST!
ALL KINDS OP COUNTRY PRODUCE
TAKEN IN EXCHANGE FOR GOODS.
STERNBERG A BRANDEIS.
No. 4, Brockerboof Bow, Bellefonte, Pa.
Keeps constantly on band a magnificent stock
of Cloths, Cassimeres, Veatings, Hata ane Caps,
and Gentlemen's Furnishing Goods, which will
be so!d at remarkably low prices. Agent for
WILCOX & GIBBS
Family Sewing Machine
1; 1; '67
tattrn ant, teltitions,
AIR .1 - RENEMBEIL7D IN ERIN I
The following simple and patriotic lines were
found, hastily and almost illegibly scrawled in
pencil, t a sheet of paper, folded in a book in
the libr*y of the late Her. T. D. McGee. As
they posiess an interest in being a hitherto un
published production of the martyr statesman,
and a - they irrnish after death a contradiction
of the slander that he was untrue to Ireland,
we deem it well to publish them.—Nontreal Ga
'Am I remembered in Erin ?
Oh ! tell me, tell me true ; •
Has my name a sound, a meaning
In the place my boyhood knew ? •
Does the heart of the glorious island
Ever throb at my humble name ?
Oh ! to be but loved in Erin
To me were more than fame !
Come weal, come wee, deer Eriu,
As death and sorrow came
When I followed my little darlings
To the place i cannot name ;
Whether the storm or sunshine waits me,
In the days that none can see.
1 consecrate, dear .Er . in,
Meheart and brain to thee !
Oh ! Erin, mather Erin,
Many song thine eye Lath seen,
Many life-devoted lovers,
Since thy mantle first was green—
Then how can I dare to cherish
Tho hope that one like me
May be enrolled hereafter
With that palm-colored company ?
Yet faint, and fair, my Erin '!
As the hope shimes on my eight,
I cannot choose but watch it
Till my eyes have lost their light,
For never among her noblest,
Nor-among her martyrs blest
Was there heart more true to Erin
Tapia beats within his bieast.
A DRAMA FOR TO-DAY.
The ready writer who transmogrified
Offenbach's latest smuttiness into English,
- Fa the ingenuity to introduce into the
libretto two or three of our most celebrated
vendors of patent medicines by name thus :
"By its virtues without par, S. T. 1860's
beat," &c., &c., &c. Boldness like this is
encouraging to the critic, and no doubt
was found by the audience quite as pleas
ing as the bitters themselves. This kind
f cotemporaneous freshness is precisely
what our languishing comedy stafgers in
need of; and we recommend the minstrel
immediately to try his hand at other popu
lar medicaments, and to gather Dints gen
erally from all the placards which are affix
ed to the fences and dead walls. If our
Mr. Crummleses did but dream never so
faintly of their own best policy, they would
offer enormous rewards for any play pos
sessing a shadow of local and living in
terest. Suppose that we had, for instance,
an Aristophanes at this moment, or even
a Foote—what inexpressibly droll farces
might be manufactured out of the material
furnished by the rise and fall, the swell
and the collapse, the elevated spirits and
the depressed spirits, the fond anticipations
and the dismal disappointments, the ground
and lofty tumbling of "the Democracy"
during the late campaign 1 If Socrates
was put upon the stage, in spite of his
acknowledged wisdom, why should not
Mr. Blair be made a character of, in spite
of his acknowledged folly ? In a very. old
plan Alexander the Great cuts a fine figure
overtli s e flowing bowl, and there is some
pretty tall drinking in the last scene of
"Hamlet." Then, too, why should we not
have a "Bobadil" at the theatre, a "Demo
( atic Bobadil," a Bobadil of JVorld-wide
eputation, putting to flight whole armies
upon arithmetical principles? We enjoy
"Polonius" very much upon the stage—his
doting, his pothering, his prosing, and the
cunnhig which he takes for statesmanship;
but have we not bad a "Polonius" in 1868,
professing and protesting, and making nu
merous speeches with frequent shakes of
the head, many interposing nods, and all
the other sure indications of uncommon
wisdom? If you want mere farce, pray
what were the proceedings of the "Demo
cratic" National Convention but a farce
from beginning to end? We have seen
more than .one campaign, but never one
before in which the antics of our antagon
ists were so amazingly amusing. If you
want pastoral opera, is there not Mr. Sey
mour, an acknowledged swain, a gentle
man farmer capable of lecturing upon
draining and planting, and plowing, and
grafting, and mowing, and sub-soiling,
and manuring, and spading, and raking,
and the rotation of crops? What could be
prettier than a cottage scene with the
patriarch sitting at his door and whistling
to his cows—sitting there like a veritable
Damon in a straw hat and a linen coat,
and receiving news of the elections with
philosaphical indifference ? And then
what a chance for novel properties ! Mr.
Crummles directed Nicholas Nickleby "to
manage to introduce a real pump and two
washing-tubs" into the piece which he wa s
writing, these articles having lately been
"bought cheap at a sale." The writer
must be a pretty poor one if he cannot
contrive to bring into the opera which we
have in view, at least one gigantic water
melon. We have the whole scene in our
mind's eye already. H. S. so/us, playing
upon his oaten pipe. Enter WATER-
Melon upon the shoulders of six men.
Grant fiddling (fortissimo) by the orches
tra. Chorus—" See here this fruit!" Grand
aria. Horatio—"'Tis not for me !" Chorus
—"Accept Accept !" Recitation, Horatio
—"My friends, you do me too much honor,
when you bring to me this noble water
melon. I cannot take it, for it is too large
for such as I." Chorus—" Accept! Ac
cept!" Horatio, (if.) "I swear by the
bones of my grandfather that I will not !"
Chorus—" You must accept !" Horatio—
"l swear by the bones of my grandmother
that I will." (Accepts.)
When we can have scenes like• these for
the modern drama, it seems to us absurd
to go back to the middle ages for plots and
characters. What a choice subject, for irv.
stance, would be Messrs. Johnson and
Welles's visit to the pretty rope dancer.
Especially as rope-dancing belongs legiti
mately to the dramatic literature of the
present period ! What an excitement it
would cause in the parquet to see tne Pre
sident of the United States kissing the
blushing maid, and to hear him half whis
pering in her ear, "You must not veto
this, my love !" while that noble mariner,
Mr. Welles, cries In the trite spirit of thea
trical navigation, "Shiver my timbers ! Did
yon ever see a tighter craft than that!
Just twig the beauty of her lower spars !"
&e. A play with this in it would
shelve "Black Eyed Susan" even in those
theatres were mariners most do congregate.
These gratuitous hints we throw out to
the manufacturers of plays with.the utmost
good will. We are satisfied that a great
deal could be done with the late "Demo
cratic" candidate for the Presidency; that
he might be blown up or assassinated;
that he might be represented as first lead
ing his regiment to battle with a slow march
playing, and then as leading them from
battle with the drums rapidly rolling out
the double-quick. Ige is a little too heavy,
we-fear for the ballet ; but in this depart
ment, Mr. Blair, with his facility for chang
ing partners, and crossing over and, jump
ing from side to side, would supply every
deficiency. • Let us hope that our sug
gestions will be favorably received. We
want a new play to take the Offenbach
taste out of our • mouths. Where is Mr.
Boucicault ?-11T. Y. Tribune.
A RACY CORRESPONDENCE.
A book has just been published, entitled
"Eminent Women of the Age," an adver
tisement of which will be found in another
c )lunin. Each celebrated character is writ
ten up by some one else, equally celebrated
When the work was in preparation, the
following racy correspondence passed be
tween two of the persons whose characters
were to be shown up in the book.
"DIT DEAR Miss DODGE, OTHERWISE
GAIL HA]siirirox :—A book is in progress.
Many of our well-known literary people are
to write for it. Its title is to be "Eminent
Women of the Time.' You and I are to
be in it. lamto do you. Who is to serve
me up, the gods only know. Will you be
good enough to inform me at your earliest
convenience, when and where you cut your
first tooth, whether youhad the measels be
fore the mumps, or the mumps before the
measel4; also any other interesting items
4: Writing about you will be a labor of
love with me ; for although a stranger to
you, save through your writings, I rejoice
I:ease send an early answer.
In a few days I received the following
"My DEAR Mits. FERN :—The coolness
of you New Yorkers is astonishing. You
are about to burn me at the stake, and will
I have the goodness to send on shavings
and dry wood by the next mail ?
"Thank you, ma'an, I will.
"LIFE AND SUFFERINGS OF
"Written by Itself. And with former
Tvanslations Diligently Compared
"To the best of my knowledge and be-
lief, I was born in the 'New York Indepen
dent,' some time during the latter half of
the present century, and before the 'lnde
pendent' had annexed to the domains of
Theodore, King of Abyssina,against whom
the great powers have just advanced an
expedition.—Simultaneously, or thereabout
I was born in the 'National Era.' So I
must be twins. On that ground it has
never been satisfactorily settled, whether k
am myself or Mrs. Simpson, of Washington
If I am Mrs. Simpson, I am the wife of an
officer,who to his infinite regret, was not
killed in the late unpleasantness, and am a
lineal descendant of that Simple Simon,
who once went a fishing for to catch a
whale, though all the water that he had
was in his mother's pail. If I am not
Launcelot, nor another, but only my own
self, I am like 11,Ielchisedec, without father,
without mother, without descent, and my
enemies fear, also, I have no end of life.
On one point commentators are agreed,—
that I am not an 'Eminent Woman' of my
time, and therefore have no part in your
In fact I am
'‘Neither man nor woman,
' I am neither brute nor human,
I'm a ghoul
"And all that I ask is to be let alone.—
From the 'lndependent' I graduated into
the 'Congregationalists,' of pleasent memo
ry ; and from the 'Era,' I paddled over in
to the 'Atlantic.' I flourish in immortal vig
or on the cover of 'Our Young Folks,' and
at sundry times, and in divers other man
ners and places, have, I fear, contributed
to the deterioration of our youth. I sadly
confess, also, that I am guilty of as many
books as Mrs. Rogers had small children ;
but being written in love, and in the spirit
of meekness, they are held in high esteem,
especially of men. Whereunto I also add,
like St. Paul, that which cometh upon me
daily the care of all the churches.
"Such, unhappy fellow sufferer, is my
thrilling story. If any one shall add unto
these tLings, let him tremble lest I impre
cate upon him all the plagues of the Apo
calyr ; arid if any person shall dare saddle
any other man or woman with the sins
which I alone have perpantrated, I say
prophetically to snch saddler, 'Lord Angus,
. "Thanking you for your friendly words,
and rejoicing like King David in his great,
strait, that I am not to fall into the hands
"I am very respectfully,
An article in the Honesdale Republic,
written by F. P. Penman, esq., gives so
clear an account of the history and piesent
bearing of this subject, that we reproduce
it in full.
In 1682 William Penn promulgated
"The Frame of Government" of Pennsyl
vania, under authority of the charter grant
ed him by King Charles 11. In this docu
ment the right of suffrage is given, with
out restriction, to "the freemen of said pro
In 1701 Penn granted what is known as
the "Charter of Privileges." By this in
strument the right of suffrage was broadly
given to "the freemen of each respactive
The first constitution of Pennsylvania
was adopted in 1770. The convention that
framed this instrument was presided over
by Benjamin Franklin. It gave the right
of suffrage to "every freemen of the full age
of 21 years. The inen of the Revolution,
while asserting their own rights and liber
ties against proscription, were careful to
stand fast by the cardinal idea of the polit
ical equality of all men.
In 1790 a new constitution was framed
Thomas Mithin presided over the conven
tion that made it. This instrument gave
the right to vote to "every freemen over
the age of 21 years."
In 1839 the constitutton was revised.
John Sargennt presided over the convention
The basis of suffrage was changed, so as to
include only "every white freeman of the
age of 21 years."
For one hundred and fifty-six years black
men, if black they were, voted in Pennsyl
vania on precisely the same conditions as
white men. None of the evils now predic
ted of black suffrage were experienced.
Neither the mental or social equality of the
two races was thereby established. Amal
gamation, either through matrimony or
without, was encouraged° Not a black
man was made Governor of Legislature.
Social order was not subverted. The Gov
ernment was not made by white men, for
white men, but by all men, for the benefit
SINGULAR CUSTOMS IN. NORMANDY.
A wedding dinner in Nomandy is a se
rious affair to undertake, and demands both
time and patience on the part of a novice
As for the habitues, they seem to enjoy it
very highly. The company sat down to
eat at noon, and when we left at noon the
next day they had not yet left the table, but
proposed staying another twenty-four hours.
iness among the conviver, there was no
Although there was occasionally some sleep
lack of gaiety. Roguish old uncles retailed
all the old staple wedding jokes, more or
less indecent, which were laughed at as
heartily as if they have never been heard of
before, and teasing old • aunts and grand
dames told or hinted all the old scandal that
might hetor or bring the blush to the faces
of any of the young fellows present.
Incessantly and unfailing bottles passed
round from hand to hand, the glasses clicked
together, and the health of everybody was
toasted over and over again. During the
festivities it is the duty of the groomsman
to sit by the bride and see that she is served
with every thing on the table ; also, he must
watch, or at the moment his eyes are turned
away, or when he has left her place for an
instant, another will steal away the bride,
take her to another seat and assume the
honors of groomsman. • This causes a
great many stratagems
. and furnishes from
time to time a laughable scene. The corn_
Pany would often leave the table and walk
hi procession, two by two, around the street,
The drink was wine and that favorite of the
Norman countrymen, apple brandy. The
latter is, undoubtedly, the most villainous
liquor in the world; forty-rod whiskey •is
nectar in comparison
The farmers distil their own brandy,
and make it.of very high proof, from seven
to ten per cent., higher than all other bran
dies. Again, it is used when quite new.
and, in consequence, harsh. For any whose
stomache is not already well cauterized with
fiery drinks, a single glass of brandy is
enough to make sick for a week. How the
people at the wedding are able to do so, I
cannot understand, but I know that for
twenty-four hours they continued to drink
at short intervals of this brandy, alternating
with wine and cider, yet nobody was seri
ously intoxicated, and I venture to say they
continued the same operation for twenty
four hours more, yet were able to go sober
enough to their homes. .
Wedding festivities, especially when there
is dancing, often last for three or four days
of a continual carouse, during which no
body sleeps, unless it is to take a nap in
their chairs, at the table, or, perhaps, lay
down for a couple of hours. The happy
pair usualy quit the company at the end
of twenty-four hours or so, and leave them
and frolic until fatigue compels them to
THE LOV E OF THE BEALTIIFUL.—PIac.e
a young girl under the care of a kind-heart
ed, graceful woman, and she unconscious
ly to herself grows into a graceful lady.
Place a boy in the eslablishment of a thor
ough-going, straight-forward business man
and the boy becomes a self-reliant, practi
cal business man. Clldren are suscepti
ble creatures, and circumstances, scenes
and actions always impress them. As you
influence them,not by arbitrary rules, not
by stern example alone, but in the thous
and other ways that speaks through beauti
ful forms, through brigh scenes, soft utter
ance and pretty pictures, so they will grow
Teach your children then to love the beau
tiful. Give them a corner in the garden
Howes; encourage them to put in shape
the hanging baskets, allow them to have
their favorite trees, lead them to wander.
in the prettiest woodlets, show them where
they can best view the sunsets, rouse them
in the morning, not with the stern "time
to go to work," but with the enthusiaStic
"see the beautiful sunrise ;" buy for them
pretty pictures and encourage them to dec
orate their rooms each in his or her child
ish way. Allow them the privilege and
they will make your home beautiful.
LYING NI BED.-At is often a question
amongst people who are unacquainted with
anatomy and physiology of man, whether
lying with head exalted or level with the
body, was the most wholesome. Most,
consulting their own ease on tlf s point)
argue in favor of that which they prefer.
Now although many delight in bolstering
up their heads at night, and sleep soundly
without injury, yet we declare it to be a
dangeßius habit.—The vessels in which the
blood passes from the heart to the head are
always lessened in their cavities when the
head is resting in bed higher than the body ;
therefore in all diseases attended with fever
the head should be pretty nearly on a leve
with the body; and people ought to accus
om themselves to sleep thus, and avoid
THE TERM "BROTHER JONATHA...N."-
General Washington placed great confidence
in the good sense and patriotism of Jona
than Trumbull, who, at an early period of
the American Revolution, was govenor of
the State of Connecticut. In a certain emer
gency, when a measure of great importance
was under discussion, Washington renrked,
"We mnst consult Brother Jonathan on the
subject." The result of that consultation
was favorable. Thus from the constant use
of the expression, "We must consult Brother
Jonathan," which soon passed from tLe
army to the people at large,we received from
the English that appellation which has stuck
to us as closely as their "John Bull" to them.
TH kT WORD-ETERNITY.-A gentlewo
man of this nation, having spent the whole
afternoon and a great pale of the evening
at cards, in mirth and jollity, came home
late at night, and finding her waitingwom
an reading, she looked over her shoulder
upon the book and said: Poor melancholy
soul why dost thou sit here poring so long
upon thy book? That night she could not
sleep, her servant asked her, once and again,
what ailed her? At last, she burst into tears
and said, Oh! it was one word that I cast
my eye upon thy book that troubles me•
There I saw the word Eternity. How
happy were I, if I were provided for Eterni
A Yousolady lives in Lansinburg, N .1.")
She plays the piano. A flock of geese are
in the habit of sporting in the river beneath
her window. When they hear the young
lady play, if they are ever so far away, they
Lather near to hear the music, and they re_
main so still throughout it that "you could
hear a pin drop in the water. The lady
played"Twanty Year.; Ago" the other night,
and a plump old gander, already selected
for the Thanksgiving market, was observed
to shed tears.
THERE are more than two hundred
slang terms for intoxication. The latest
of these ocenrs in a recent New Orleans
paper. A reporter, speaking of the arrest
of a woman who was "raising a row" in
the streets, says that "she was deeply agita
ted with benzine."
Home and Foreign Items.
New York.snobdom uses three -cornered
Maryland horses are dying in great num
bers from an epidemic.
The Horseshoe Falls of Niagara have
receded six feet in the lost year.
General Hooker is slowly recovering the
use of his paralyzed limbs.
The small pox was never as fatal as it
now is in many parts of Upper Canada.
Richmond has had only two large fires
since what it prettily calls "the evacua
Two Paris sports on velocipedes ran
down a party of burglars and captured
The new Persian Gulf Cable is to be
insulated with rubler instead of gutta
An lowa girl of sixteen recently killed a
large lynx with a corn-cutter, after it had
whipped two dogs. -
A law of Illinois, passed in 1867, is so
construed by the courts, as to virtually
abolish capital punishment.
's John C. Breckinridge talked agriculture
to a society of farmers on the Canadian
side of the Niagara a few days since.
The Oregon crops are very large. Wheat
is selling in Portland at from sixty-five to
seventy cents per bushel, and oats at from
forty to fifty cents.
All mail carriers in the service of the
Government are hereafter to wear a uni
form, by order of the Postmaster General.
The Central Pacific railway propose to
outstrip the Union Pacific in reaching Salt
Lake by laying seven miles per day.
Silver and golden anklets for ladies are
about to become fashionable. They will
be worn outside the stockings.
The best place to perform the Grecian
bend" is over the wash-tub. A little prac
tice will give exactly the position required.
A man in London kept the body of his
dead daughter in the house seventeen
days, until he could get up a rafle to pay
the funeral expenses.
Twenty-five thousand nine hundred and
two'acres of public land was located at
Olympia Land office, Washington terri
tory, during the past month.
A Southern review of the field estimates
the cotton crop at 2,100,000 bales-500,000
bales less than last year—the total value of
which is estimated at about $221,000,000.
Texas granaries are now almost absc
lutely empty. With a large class of the
population making the murder of laborers
its business, how could anything else be
From a map recently issued, it is re
po,ted, by order of the French Govern
ment, defining the boundaries of the "sec
ond empire," and stating that such bound
aries are regarded as established by treaties
with neighboring powers, it is inferred in
London that Napoleon has abandoned his
A circular has been issued by the Secre
tary of the Treasury directing that a duty
of $2 50 per pound and 25 per cent. ad va
lorem shall be assessed on all cigars, cigar
ette and cheroots, and the eighty-second
and eighty-seventh sections of the internal
revenue law, approved July 20, 1868.
A man lathe lunatic asylum at Cincin
nati, according to his own statement, is
400 years old. lie loaned Shakspeare five
dollars, which he never got back, presented
a bosom-pin to Columbus, just before his
first voyage to America, and was on inti
mate terms with Queen Elizabeth, whom
he familiarly calls "Lib."
New York papers say : "Ladies are
'going their entire' on the Grecian bend on
Broadway. They remind one, by the
form they give their figures, of a poodle
dog essaying to walk on his hind legs."
The "bend," by the way, furnishes an in
exhaustible subject to the caricaturists of
the comic papers.
' A very little boy, after giving every body
a good night kiss, kneeled at his mother's
side to say his evening prayer. He re
peated, "Now I lay me down to sleep,"
etc., and continued, "God bless papa and
mamma, and make them good Christians ;
God bless little Jimmy and make Lim a
good boy." At this last sentence lie was
silent. His mother repeated a second and
third time; when he raised his bead and
said : "Everybody but Bob, mamma. Bob
did drown my cat to-day."
The Chinese understood the science of
making paper money pass current, for
during the Ming dynasty the government
notes bore this indorsement, "At the pe
tition of the treasury board it is ordered
that paper money thus marked with the
imperial seal of the Ming, shall have cur
rency, and be used in all respects as if it
were copper money; whoever disobeys
will have his head cut off."
Men often lose opportunities by want of
self.confidence. Doubts and fears in the
minds of some rise up over every event,
and they fear to attempt what most pro
bably will be successful through mere
timorousness, while a courageous active
man will, with perl.aps half the ability,
carry an enterprise to a proqerous termi
A young gentleman, five years of age
was approached with childish endear
ments by an infant of eighteen months.
"Don't you see," said the mother, "that
the baby waits to kiss you ?" "Yes," re
plied young maturity, indignantly, "that's
because it takes me for his papa." •
Lancaster is to have a rink. •
• Harrisburg rejoicel in its first chime of
Columbia wants a book and ladder
company, and would like to be incorporat
ed into a city.
About $40,003 worth of property was
consumed by the fire in Lock Haven, on
riday night a week ago.
Pittsburg contributes $220 for a col
ossal bronze statue of Secretary Stanton,
to be placed in the group of statues on the
The bridge over the Susquehanna at
Columbia is very rapidly approaching com
pletion. Bat three spans need to be added
to take it to the York county shore.
The Reading ra'lroad company own 19,-
356 cars of all kinds, and 268 engines
Were these cars and engines placei in
line on their track, the string would reach
a distance of forty miles. The greatest
distance run by any engine of the com
pany, thus far, was by the engin?. “Atlrq,"
363,000 miles, a distance of nearly fifteen
times around the world.
VOLUME XI. NUMBER 11.
The Miller oil-well, on Chariny Run,
Venango county, which was tested and
began sowing a s port time since, at t
rate of seventy-five barrels, has increase ,
rapidly, and is now yielding at the rate of
five hundred barrels per day.
A - wandering vtigrant calling himself
Painter, was committed to jail in Indiana
county, Pa., a few 'days . ago, on a charge
of malicious mischief. He is now suspect
ed of being a fugitive from justice. The
Indiana Register says: "It is thought that
he may be a man fwho, it is said, in the
fall of 1865, committed two murders in
Westmoreland county, near Apollo. It is
said that a Mrs. Kline married a man of
the name and description of this person,
in the vicinity named; and that afterwards,
about the time indicated, he killed his child
by a blow from his fist, and about a week
later poisoned his wife. He was arrested,
but escaped from the officers."
- The Hollidaysburg papers Onounce that
a son of Mr. John Shaffer; of Gay sport,
Blair county, aged one year and eight
months, died from hydrophobia on the 7th
ult. He was bitten five weeks before,
through the hand, by a mad dog. The
wound healed up, like any other wound,
and no peculiar or constitutional' effects
were experienced till the beginning of this
month, when the terrible symptoms or
drophobia developed themselves, to result,
as is always the case, in death. Mr. Sheaf
ler was bitten slightly in the finger by the
same dog at the same time, but the linger
was cut off, and no danger is apprehended
in his case.
Brick Pomeroy is still weak.
"Tilden, this is terrible."—ll. SEYMOUR
"Your President I cannot bc."-11
Old Bennett proposes a monument to
Mrs. Lincoln is expected to spend the
winter in Nice.
Hars Christian Andersen is coining to
America early next year.
Seymour doesn't "blow his bugle horn"
now. Be weeps, and blows his nose.
Alexander 11. Stephens is going to give
readings in Atlanta for the benefit of a
A rumor is afloat to the effect that Gen.
George B. McClellan is shortly to take up
his residence in Newark, N. a., and that
house in West Park street has been pur
chased for his Occupancy.
Dr. M'Cosh's inaugural was on the sub
ject of Academic Teaching, and occupied
nearly two hours in being deiivered.
Thrice in each week Jane Ingelow gives
a charity dinner to poor children, largely
supplied from her own means. This she
calls her "copyright dinner."
Queen Isabella has fallen after a reign
of exactly thirty-five years. She succeeCed
to' the throne at the death of her father, on
the 29th of September, 1838, and on die
same day of 1808 the revolution reached
her capital and terminated a reign that had
been almost coequal with her life.
An exchange very aptly says that when
Thomas Nast. dies the Republican_party_
will owe him a monument. His political
cartoons and comic - Pictnres in Harper's
Weekly are more serviceable than a mass
meeting every week in each Congressional
district. His humor is exquisite, and al
ways pointed with keen, good sense.
The installation of Dr. James 3PCosh,
as President of Princeton College, took
place on Tuesday of last week. The oc
casion was one of great interest. The
procession embraced the officers of the
College, the ex-President and the Presi
dent elect, the Governor of the State of
New Jersey, the Chancellor, Directors and
Faculty of the Theological Seminary, the
under gradates and their Orator, the offi
ciating clergymen, the Alumni and a host
Capital stock—a paying bank
Mat plant is most fatal to mice ? The
Quilp suggests hair-pins as the only slue
preventive against hair falling off.
A Boston paper says a sailor's definition
of a comet would be a star sprung a leak.
Said an Irish Justice to an obstreperous
prisoner on trial : "We want nothing from
you but silence, and darn little of that !"
Behind the scenes : Stage manager—
" John, go and see if the ballet are all
dressed, for it is time to ring up the cur
tain." Boy returns—" About ready, sir;
got most of their clothes off."
When you see a young man and woman
walking down the street, leaning against
each other like a pair of badly matched
oxen, it is a pretty good siglxthey are bent
Not long since, a green-looking Ver
monter walked into the ollice.of Dr. C. T.
Jackson, the chemist. "Dr. Jackson, I
presume," said he. "Yes, sir," "Are you
alone ?" "Yes, sir." "May . I lock the
door ?" and he did so; and, after having
looked behind, the sofa and satisfied him
self that MP one else was in the room, he
placed a large bundle, doneN. in a yellow
bandana, on the table and;, opened it.
"There, doctor, look' at that,." "Well,"
said the doctor, "I see it." "What do you
call that, doctor ?" "I callit—h:dn pyrites.'
"What !" said the man, "isn't' that stuff
gold ?" "No," said the doctor' "it's good
for nothing; it's pyrites ;" and putting some
over the fire in a shovel, it evaporated (14
the chimney. "Wal," said the poor fel
low, with a wo-begone look, "there's
widder woman up in our town who has a
whole hill full of that, and I've .been ano
The Judge of one of the New-Orle tns
municipal courts at gloomy and gr:-.tl( on
his bench of ermine. The prisoner oc
cupied the dock, apparently meek :Ind
downcast. She had a merry twinkle in
her eye, however, that promised .mischief,
and had the magnate but perceived it, he
would have been more careful in his ques
"How many times are you coining up
'What, yer honor ?"
"How many times are you coming be
fore me? This is the third time the pre
sent week ?"
'Oh, no, yer honor 1"
"Didn't I see you here yesterday 2"
"Why, no, yer honor, it was last nigh:,
we seed me, in the concert saloon. It was
a bit of drink we had together, and yer
honor did talk beautifully, wid your cun
ning ways, and saucy jokes. Aye, yer
honor's the man for the gals. The devil
%dmire ye, but yees are smart."
"Stop your tongue—you can go !"
"Thank ye; yer honor !"
The prisoner went out, the Jndge blush
ed, and the audience roared.