Raftsman's journal. (Clearfield, Pa.) 1854-1948, October 14, 1863, Image 1

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She rose from her Jelioious sleep.
And put away her soft brown hair.
And in a tone as low aud deep
As love's firnt whisper breathed a prayer ;
Ber enow-wbite hands together pressed.
Her blue eye sheltered in the iid,
The folded linen on her breast
Juat swelling with the charms it Lid.
And from her long and flowing dress,
Kgoaped a bare and snowy foot,
Whose step upon the earth did rress
tike a sweet snow-flake soft and mute ;
And then from slumbers soft aud warm.
L'tit voiiiig spirit fresh from Heaven.
Fbe bowed that young and rn -itchlc form,
And humbly prayed to be forgiven.
Ob. Ood ! if soula as pure as these
Need daiiy mercy from thy throne
If he upon her bended knees,
!'ur holiest and purest one ;
jih with a lace so clear and bright.
Wedem herome stray child of light;
If sbc. with those soft eyes and tears,
Day after day in her young years,
Jllu.-t kneel and piav for grace from thee,
How iardly , ii ebe win not heaver,
Will out wild errors bo forgiven.
the exercise of a very little reflection
e siiall discover that the mind and the body
re both dependent on each other. The mind,
mre especially, upon tho physic ii structure:
for without stimulation from bodily vigor, the
hmin refuses lo work and thought is parahz
These are truisms, Hind are not put forth
einnodying any new and atari ii';g d oetrine.
Tiiey are so frue thai all thinking men kno-
the force ot tho lemarks, but Jail to lake any
uteps to practice what is suggested by them -x
lur'when a man is told that his mind is weak,
It implies bodily waste, and he must or neces-
n:y recruit the one to improve the other.
Tills article fx no plea for j ninasi.i, or other
f ii.ii ir institutions ; in fact we look upon
t ,'-se as the lit resort for retorinjr lost :ini-
i.iii strength, and invigorating the wasted tis-
ui- and muscles of Urn body. Hither do we
ftk in these lines to impress upon every p.r-
in i.-.gag.l in sedentary pursuits, the ahso.
!.;; need that exists lor seiieible and diverting
ba.Jily activity.
How does the case stand : how do
men in
K-iiti spetiu tne tew nours ttiey
Cin p-ire
Iti.rn business 1 Let the reader look around a
ti ong ids acquaintance, or ask himself, and he
can see clearly that few persons give the at
ifntinn they oughHo this snlij ;ct. Oie in
(livid jal forinstiinct' stands all d iy in hUMme,
b'-nds over his desk, and wearies out his body
and mind by close attention to business.
I -sihly, st five o'clock lie goes home, bee ruse
lie can't stand the sfriin any longer: what
dni-s he do then He plays five minutes
uh his baby, or else doses in the corner
i'W a newspaper, ail doubled up like a jack-knife-
Still other men of business match a
Usty minute to dine, and come home at
ryht, only to pore over ledgers and busites
-o.utits without end. Tfese plans may be
nriiriii ones 10 Jiei riClles liy. lint tticre
re demands d the body to be attended to,
::irh neglect!, alt the wealth in the world
Ci:r..ot cotnpenstte lor- The obvious remedy
i to give each function and organ of the body
i-- proper degree ol care. The millionaire
M n consent that his horses shall stand
iiio in the stable, for he knows that by so do
they lose in beauty and spirit ; yet lie de
'' to his own body what he recognizes as
i -.ip.'nsaL,le for ihe animal, and si!7urs his
TTgies to wast for want of use. The me
ct amc who I. as an overabundance of muscular
vrciie, requires intellectual food, that ids
Wins may dev. lop and bis ideas We enlarged;
o. iietlie reverse is true of literary men.
in the beginning of this article we mention
"i g rut! asia, and their influence; we think
ifitor.e great feature in developing our
rjtr-.es Is t ton overlooked, and that is
d-T tee of interest or sympathy an indi
Ins. in hisefjatts to become robust.
I'lis.nis will concede that if a man forces
"ie!f to walk about in a pen, open to sir
"'i u,iigt, for a certan period, be will not
"Ciariiv present a picture of perfecrthealth;
' 1 that mere tramping over a slated number
''ilisinav not v. i.ri i.; in ,t.ri, i
' -"Wains nf you'h. But let niiure inspire '
t.,e I'
"em ol man with all her beautiful sights !
id sounds ; lot him feel the sweet influences '
t e landscape tilling his heart with joy and
Srj!!!l"ie ; s:id then a walk of half a mile is
u,'er i(ir hi, D.dy than five miles under oth
c.rcutnstances. il ' "r so much w hat we
f'Tti.e restoration of lost physical ttiergy,
" "c,r elo it. Active exercise is in fact
'J nntber name for recreation : and that
"s" imperatively necessary to a Iieilthy
all will admit. Outraged nature inflicts
" present pun i.diment upon men for their
'"S'ect of this iaw, as well as future nrdiappi
rS. in a line of degenerated and figurative
'-T Osculated defendants.
Ta THorcHTLE.ss Mother "Mother,"
delicate little girl, I hare broken your
"fell, you are a careless, troublesome lit-
ttnng, alway, jn 8me tniMhief ; go up
'"nd stay in the closet till I send for you."
n,l this was a Christian mother's answer to
terf little culprit who had Mmgled with
u"nqUtre1 ,,le ten'P,atiun false-
'o screen the fault.
"b "appointed, disheartened, and sad-
'ook, the child obeyed, and at that tno
"lent . .
tow v,USI,e in l.er little heart the sweet I
totir1111' )erhal'8 ncer again in after i
- revived to lite,
The comfort, convenience, and economy of
social life depends very often upon a knowl
edge of the elementary principles of science.
Thus acoustics, s exemplified in the speak
ing tubes ; tlieriii-t: ics, or the laws relating to
heat ; pneumatics, or the rxcltr ton of drafts
and the inlroduci ion of a proper amount of
fresh air to our dwellings ; these and kindred
branches of science are all laid under contri
bution to furnish forth our homes in Inxtirv
and refinement. The mere lact of the exist
ence of fixed laws and principles confers no
esjn-ci.il bem fit upon hum initv, and it is on
ly when one's brain frels active through
breathing fresh air, or tin.- body is warmed bv
the radiation of he it from a comfortable stove,
that we acknow ledge the hen. -firs science is
capable of conferring, and realize th.-m in a
practicable manner. Therefore, to be of ser
vice to man, the hints ullorded by even the sim
plest ray of lite tit should not be neglected.
We sjeak ol Iijjiil, liecaii.se that is tin most
inestimable ol all gilts conferred upon man.
The lirst iiit of lh-. Creator was "Let there
l-e light ;'" and from that Lour to Ibis man
kind struggles and prays for it, and pine away
when dpiived of iis genial life giving rays.
In too many of the homes cf Iho land snn-
l.ean s are as riggidly excluded as if they
carried some death dea'ing miasma or subtle
pois n, instead of bearing, as they do, balm
and healing to every house. Dark comers
and close litte rooms abound, from which
every beam is shut out ; and human beings
wili in such places as surely as a plant will
under similar conditions. A very simple wav
to obviate such trouble is to erect reflectors
totiitow light obliquely where it cannot enter
directly. If men wit' .resist In so building
their apartui' tits tliat direct illumination enn
nothernide. the following simple arrange
ment will e fleet i thorough reform in this im
portant piiitieular :
i'rocure a small iron rod, say ha'f an inch
:n diameter and three feet long, and fisten it
to the side rf a wii.dow-i'ranie bv suitable
brackets, so that it will turn eailv like
blind : ii this ro 1 rivit (1 a birs of hoop-iron
Z leet long, at riyht angles with it. Over this
framework stretch a whi'e cotton cloth, and
the it Hector is ready fur use. It is easy to
see that any side light sti iking upon Ibis cloth
will be reflected into the apartment where
is erecieii. wun mi intensity Varying accor
ding to the angie it is h.:d at. If tin be sub.
stituted lor cloth, the iitipnivenienl will be
very great. If the apartment is more easily
lighted from above, thtf rcfl ctor must be fas-
leiii'u o c r tae Kip. jveiicctors are used m
many places in large cities, but they are Iil
ferently made and have greater illuminating
power. Such an apparatus as is hero descri
bed will be found nseful in pi ices where oth
I t rs :ire t:n i: t i in i'M-t.
At s'xteen, a girl considers no man good
enough to be her husband. She must have a
real, live archangel, with -'humid orbs," a
"marble b 'mv," on which '-cluster wavy tress
es, black as the raven's wing;" a moustache
of silken softness, and ebon hue ; in a word,
no human being, of flesh and blood qualities,
hut an altogether sweet and lovely and ideal
creature, in purple and linen with plenty of
money and no small vices. Unfortunately, no
such person exists. He is a pleas mt myth of
the butter thunder school of rnmnTice.and has
no maternal form in this world o! corner lots,
dry goods and gas bills. At eighteen, I he girl
discovers that tin wholesome truth, aud chan
ges her view accordingly. She is probably
in love by that time with so Tie decent looking
and senibie young fellow, who, though hard
ly an archangel, does very well to idealize.
Then it must be agre.it man. A Judge of the
Supreme Court might do; a great general
would he very acceptable; the President of
the United States would lie just the thing ; or
a foreign Prince or Count might Gud a wcl-
come ifcenuiiiu. I3ut Tom or Harry utterly
'uses to become either a judge, a general, a
president, or a foreign nobleman. He remains
S""d looking, penniless and cievi-r. and the
aspiring young lady loves him us much as ever.
Finally ,w hen the affair is settled. she either
weds him at twenty, settles down into nn ex
cellent niuron, and enjoys her life; or breaks
her heart, ind in rries a ta'low chandler. bald,
but wealthy-, at twenty-five, and regrets it at
her leisure. Such is the general history of
maidens who set forth with the idea ofmirry
itig nothing short of a novelesque hero.
Libebal Counties The enrollment boards
ot some of the districts in this State, and
doubtless also in other States, have received
orders from the War Depar ment to open re
cruiting offices, and to pay to all recruits the
bounties now authorized by the Government,
namely, $402 for veterans, or men who have
been in the service for a period of nine months
or more. and have been honorably discharged ;
and $300 for new recruits, or men w ho have
been in iuo service lor a less period than nine
months. It would seem by this that the
payment of $42 to veteran volunteers, which
expired by lnnitati n on th2otii ult., is (o be
revived and continued. The plan is a sensi
ble one. . t ; -.
Man and ife ar like a pir of scissors, so
long as they are together, but they become
daggers as soon as they are dis-united.
From the Washington (Pa.) Reporter 4 Tribune.
The licporlfr and Tribune contains th sad
announcement that Col. II. A. Purviance, one
of its editors and proprietors, had fallen at
his jiost on Morris Island while operating at
the head of his regiment against the rebel
stronghold, Fort Wagner.
The circumstances attending his desth are,
in brief, about these: On ttis SOth of August,
w hile our forces were operat ing 'agninst the
rebel fortress which may fairly ho denomina
ted the Sebastopol of America, it was the for
tune of Colonel Purviance to occupy the ex
treme advance, and as our batteries were at
the time engaged in whit is no uncommon
mode of operation firing at th.3 enemy over
the heads of our own men he was killed by
a shell from one of our own guns. He was in
the extreme front, watching the movements
of the enemy, when a shell from our own bat
teries exploded immediately above him, car
rying away the whole back pirt of his bead,
sending one of the fragments through the body
in the immediate region of the heart, ard lac
erating the right arm in a most horrible man
ner. Of course he as killed instantly. The
melancholy mishap is ascribed to the fac: that
the powder with which the shell was filled
was somewhat damp, on account nf which the
fuse was cut short, and, as might naturally be
expected, a wrong calculation seeins to h ive
been made either in respect to the length of
the fuse or the state of the powder with the
untoward result we have indicated.
Colonel Purviance was the son of Parker C.
Purvi w:ce, Esq., now of Ivittanning," Pa., a
native of our own town. and a n imesake Of the
celebrated Parker Cam be I!, one of the most
distinguished lawyers of Western Pennsylva
nia in the early part of the present century.
The subject of oar brief sketch was boru in
Butler, Pa., in tl.e month of May, 3831, and
was, consequently, in the S3! year of his age
at the time of his decease. At an early age
lie developed tho-e traits of character which
in after life marked him out as the man of ex
quisite taste and of high literary attaititueiits.
Unlike fnost men, he miy be said to have had
no childhood, so soon did he manifest a dispo
sition to prefer the society of his books and
pen to.the childish sports and amusements of
his youthful companions. J3y the time he had
attained his eighth year he had accustomed
himself to write short articles for the villag
paper, one of which a poem on the death of
ayouthfnl friend and companion attracted
considerable interest and excited n little as
tonisoment that -j youth of snch fender vears
should exhibit, such extraordinary command
of language and vigor of thought. The only
education which lie received was such as the
village school and the academy of his native
place could furnish. As might be expected
ho eagerly availed himself of the advantages
afforded by these, and of course made most
rapid progress in his studios. His father be
ing engaged in the publication of a paper at
the time, he entered the office at the age of
thirteen, and with the most wonderful facility
acquiring a thorough knowledge of the art,
rendering the most important and valuable as
sistance in the various departments of the
concern. His connection with ths office af
forded him ample opportunity to indulge his
taste for varied and extensive reading. of which
he did not fail to take advantage, thus storing
his mind with a copious fund of useful knowl
edge, upon which he was enabled to draw to
good purpose in after life. lie continued to
follow his occupation as a printer without
much interruption nnfil he attained the age of
nineteen, at which tirm; he married, and soon
after engaged for a brief period in the Da
guerrean business, an occupation which affor
ded him the requisite leisure to indulge his
irrepressible taste for reading and study.. Du
ring the few years of his experience as an ar
tist, he devoted himself with .more than his
oidinary assiduity to literary pursuits, and his
productions were sought after bv such noted
ournalists as George D. Prentice. From
iuie to time his effusions graced the columns
of the most respectable journals of the coun
try, all of which readily gave place to his ar
ticles, and were glad to number him among
their regular contributors.
In the midst of these pursuits,he still found
some time to devote to public affairs. Hav
ing taken up his residence in Allegheny city,
he took a prominent part in the political con
tests of the day, and was actively engaged on
the smmp in Allegheny county during the
Presidential canvass of 3856. After the close
of that struggle, he devoted himself to his lit
erary labors, with a determination to connect
himself with the press so soon as an opportu
nity presented itself, and accordingly in June
1858, in connection with Col. Armstrong, he
purchased the Tribune of this place, and from
that time until the breaking out of the rebel
lion was actively engaged in our midst in the
performance of his editorial duties. In res
ponse to the President's call lor troops, after
the fall of Sumter, he enlisted in the first com
pany that left our county, and passed through
the three months' service as a private. On
his return home he took the tie Id and recruit
ed a company of his own and attached himself
to the Sotu Pa. Regiment, under command of
Col. Howell. Having trained himself to do
thoroughly whatever he undertook, he devoted
himself entirely to the profession of arm$,aod
soon displayed those rare qualities which
marked him for promol ion. So completely
had be won the confidence of bis companions
in arms that upon the resignation of Lieut.
Col. M'Giffin on account of ill health, be was
chosen to fill "the place, thus leaping at a sin
gle bound, from a captain's place to the sec
ond position in the! regiment. He had com
mand of the regin ent for the last year, Col.
Howell having been acting in the capacity of
Brigadier General during that length of time.
He. had passed safely throggh sixteen battles
pud fkirmishes, with tire exception of a se
vere wound which he leceived in the leg in
the memorable conflict at Fair Oaks, and it
seems melancholy that one who had so often
escaped the bullets.of '.he enemy, should at
last have been taken anay by a deadly missile
from our own ranks.
This simple and imperfect sketch of his
somewhat eventful career, has spun out to
such a length that we have little space left in
which to dwell on those traits of character
that endeared him to so large a circle or
friends. Asa writer and speaker Col. Purvi
ance s style. II1OU2I1 somewhut riiflnQ.. i-
vigorous and elegint, the readers always be
it g captivated by the brilliancy of his thought
as well as the mellifluous flow of bis words
His intellect being strongly imbued with the
poetic element, his copious imagery impart
ed a freshness and lustre even to the mo.
common place ideas, wiiile the more grave
and stately conceptions of his mind were made
to appear like "apples of gold in pictures of
As a public journalist, it is scarcely neccssa
ry to speak of him ; the readers ot this pap
who have so often enj .yed his weekly visits
through our editorial columns, and who have
so often been ciiaimed with the letters he
from time to time contributed from the camp
know how to appieciafe the loss they and we
have sustained by his fill. Whatever he un
derlook he did with his might ; and whatever
cause he espoused, he labored for with all the
earnestness of his nature, regardless alike of
threats or blandishments. As a patriot bis
record is before us,and the blood he has so
freely poured out in. defence of the Union of
our fathers, fells, in more forcible language
than any mere words of ours,' how well he
loved, and ho-.v faithfully he served the coun
try that bore hur. But though he has been
stricken down in the prime of his manhood
and in the vigor of his usefulness, he has 'eft
liehind him a name to be remembered in after
years in connection with that of a Lyon, an
Ellsworth, a Baker, and the lon. ciUiogue of
worthies who have gladly yielded tip their
lives for the cause of free government.
"Howr sleep the brave, who sink to rest,
J5y all :heir country's wishes blest !
When Spring, with dewy fingers coll.
Heturns to deck their halio-Vd mould,
hhe there shall dress a sweeter sod,
Than Fancy's feet have ever trod.
"Hy Fairy bRnds their knell is rung,
J5y forms unseen their dirge is sung ;
There Honor comes, a pilgrim grey,
lo bless the turf that wrsps their clay,
And Freedom shall awhile repair.
To dwell a weeping hermit there !"
It appears from the following statement,
which we find in several of tho English jour
nals, tba t the people of that country are threat
ened with a cider famine ; Dot from the fail
ures of the apples, although a partial crop,but
because they are likely to be applied to a more
profitable purpose, so far as the growers are
concerned, than in making a household beve
rage. ,
It seems that tho Manchester calico dyers
and printers have discovered that apple juices
supply a desideratum Jong wanted in making
fast colors for their printed cottons, and num
bers of them have been into Devonshire, buy
ing up all the apples they can get. and giving
such price for them as in the dearest years
hitherto known has not been offered. We
know of one farmer in Devonshire who has a
large orchard, lor tho produce of which he
never before received more than i."2G0,and yet
he has sold it this year to a Manchester man
for X360. There can be no doobt that the
discovery will create a revolution in the apple
trade; and we may add that it will give an
impetus to the cultivation of this hardy fruit.
Strange things happen in these days, nnd in
a few years the manufacturers ot England may
be as anxious to obtain American apples as
they are now to get our cotton.
IIow to Select Flocr. First, look to the
color; if it is white.with a yellowish or straw-
colored tint, buy it. If it is very white, with
a bluish cast, or wi:h white specks in it.refuse
Second, examine its adhesiveness ; wet and
knead a lit! le of it between your fingers ; if it
works soft and sticky.it is poor. Thlrd.throw
a little lump of dry flour against a dry , smooth,
perpendicular sntface ; if it falls like powder
it is bad. Fourth, squeeze some of the flonr
in your hand ; if it retains tho shape given by
the pressi.re.it is a good sign. Flour that will
s'and these tests, it is safe to buy. These
modes are given by, flour, dealers, and they
pertain to a matter that concerns everybody
namely, the staff of life. '
Pat. Doolan, .at Gettysburg, bowed his
head to a cannon ball, which whizzed past six
inches axve!his bearskin.' Faith," saya
Pat, "one sever, losestnything bypoliteneM.'
The panorama of life, in times such as these,
is thrillingly varied, intensively enthusiastic,
wonderfully attractive and dectdedlv interes
ting. In thus speaking, we allude particular
ly to that class of public men who occupy an
exalted and proud position In State or Xatlon-'
al aflairs. Of this class.Gov. Andrew G. Cur
tin has a prominent plice before the people of
the State in fact.we may truly siy the world.
In his recent tour, an incident occurred that
caused a tear or sympathy to start in the eye
of the Governor. He had addressed a large
meeting at Catassauqna, In the mountain re
gion. As the sun was fast receding behind
the mountain-top, and casting a long shade In
the valley, the Governor took passage In the
train bound for more level regions, ne arri
ved in Philadelphia in due time, having been
met half way by Col. W. B. Mann, and by him
and two other warm admirers, was conducted
to the Continental, where be sought repose.
His nature was well nieh exhansfrt. Th
want of ..leen.the faMVn.- of tril th
iui scenes ol his Iife,th3 universal hard shak
ings, the surrounding crowds,the vivacity and
vociferations of the thronging multitude, all
of which he had so recently passed through,
made It neceisary for retirement.
ne was to stare the next day on some busi
ness relative to the detence and protection of
the State, in case of another rebel raid, which
seemed to be projected.
About ten o'clock in the morning there ap
peared in the vestibule of the Continental a
welt dressmj young lady. She was by herself.
Her face betokened hard usage, that had add
ed in he'r appearance ten years to her natural
lile. She attracted rather more than ordinary
attention of The throng moving to and fro
through the main avenneof that palatial build
ir.g. She maintained her siljiice,and appear
ed wrapped in deep thought.
Presently Col. Wm. B. Mann came down
tho largo winding marble steps ; a slight tap
on the shoulder caused him to stop. The
young woman stood before him, and said :
Sir, you are Wm. B. Mann, I believe."
"I am, madame, what do you wish 1"
I desire to see Governor Curtin."
"Well, madame, he is very much engaged
at present j is your business pressing is it of
a public nature T"
'I desire to See him ; I have come all the
way from Ohio for the purpose, i have been
to Catassauqua, but the train was too late ; I
arrived in the city this morning and must see
him ; be is the only dear friend I have on
earth." .
Such an appeal was resistless. The gallant
ry of Colonel Mann, as well as his business
could brook no delay. He retired lor a mo
ment, and presently ushered the strange lady
into the presence of the Governor
'OIj ! Governor, I am so glad to see you,"
said she, as she placed her left arm upon his
shoulder and imprinted a kiss upon his manly
"Madame," said he, quite overcome, "to
what am I indebted for this unexpected salu
'Sir, do you not know me "
"Take a chair," said the Governor, bland
ly, at the same time extending one of the
nan.isome.8t in the parlor.
r.ni M-,.r. 1 ., ..
" .cw Bo...,eujeQ present
at once became interested in the scene, and
snonwy iooneu on
"Shortly after the battle of Antietam you
were upon that bloody field," said she to the
"I was," replied the Governor, thoughtful
ly, with a sigh, as the fearful scenes of car
nage were thus unexpectedly brought to his
"lou administered to the wants of the
wounded and dy ing."
It was my duty, as a feeling man."
" I on did your duty well. Heaven alone
will rewird yon, sir.for in this life there is no
reward adequately expressive of the merit due
you. lou, sir, imparted consolation and re
vived the hopes of a dying soldier of the 28th
Ohio. He was badly woonded in the arm
you n.iea nira into an atnhnlance, and, the
blood Gripping from him, stained your hands I
and your clothing. That soldier was as dear
.to me as life itself."
"A husband i" said the Governor
"No, sir."
"A brother, perhaps 1"
'Nn, sir."
"A father T"
"No, sir."
"A son 1"
"No, sir."
"A lover V
'So. sir."
The little party around were more interes-
ted than ever. If not a husband, father. broth- I
er, son, or lover, who, then.could it be 1
lemrih i,akino the silence- "thu u .
. 6
un iu mo. i iMroc1(iiaiu more aooui megai-
lant soldier of Ohio."
Well, sir, that soldier gave yon a ring
C- E. D. were the letters engraved on the in-1
terior. That is the ring now upon yonr little
nneer. He tola yoa to wear It. and caretuMv
hnnA A a A J . I
Un'o JUU 4UaJ; 0J t : - -- i
The Governor nnlled the rin- ff Vnrf .n
' - I -ww
Cuis.. .ucr ieiitrr wero mers. -
.. 1.-., . L. -it j i
The flaget that naed to wear that ring will
never wear it any more. The' hand i dead.
but the soldier still lives, thanks to your kind
attention on that bloody battle field.", , . .
The whole scene was yet problem, that
even .the sagacity . of Col. : Mano could not
Solve. . -
The Governor was now more Interested lhan
ever. "Well madame," stiid het "tell tne all
about it. Is this ring yours I Was ft' given
to you by a soldier whom you loved ?'
"I loved him as I loved my life ; but h
never returned that love he had more lov
for bis country than for tne ; I honor him for '
It. That soldier who placed that little ring r
upon your finger stands before you." So say
ing, the strange lady arose from her chalr,and
stood before the Governor.
The scene that now ensued e leave to the
imagination of our readers. A happy bonr -passed.
The girl that had thus introduced
herself was Catherine E. Davidson, of Shef
field, Ohio. She was engaged to b married,
but her future husband responded to the call
of the President, ai d she followed bira by
i jinInS mother regiment.
He wss killed in
the same battl where she fell wounded. She
is alone in the world.' Her father and moth-"
er having departed this life years ego. She
was the soldier of the 28th Ohio who had pla
ced the ring upon the fiogrof Governor Cur
tin, for the kind attention given her upon tba
Moody battle field of Antietaro.
Tl.e right arm had been amputated abont
half way between the elbow and shoulder.
The interview finally ended, and having at
last seen her benefactor, she bade him and
his friends adieu, taking with her an order,
bearing the bold signature of A. G. Curtly
for one of Palmer's patent arms. !
We had an interview with the heroine.
She was modest, although she had led the life
of a "bold Soldier boy." She Was loud in:
her praise of Gov. Curtin, and is firm io the
belief that through his hardworking energy',
he saved the lives of ten thousand soldiers,
many of whom still live to bless his name as
one of the "few immortal, not boru to die."1
Phil' a. Press.
The old issue of the currency for fractional
paits of a dollar is rapidly disappearing.
Preparations are made to place the new issue
in circulat-on at as early a period as possible.
The new differs in design and color from the
old. The fifty cent note is printed on paper
of a peculiar quality, in two colors. Theprin
cipal color Is black, with a gill stamp in the
centre, surround ing. the portrait of Washing
ton. At the tour corners, and on each side
of the head of Washington, appear the figures
"50." whiie "Fifty cents" is inscribed above
the figure of Washington, and ."Fractional
Currency" is printed below. 'At the top aro
the words, "Furnished only by the Assistant
Treasurer and designated depositories of
the Uuited States." At the botton, "Re
ceivable for all United States Stamps. Act
approved March 3, 1S03." The main part of
the face is occ npied with a picture of steam
boats, locomotives, cotton bales, &c, very
delicately shaded. The reveres of the fifty
cent note is mainly red in color. A large
"50' appears in the centre of a shield. . A-
round it are the words. ''Exchaneahlu for TT-
uiIed tates notes bv the Aa.iatmt Tr.nr.,
... des,:rnated deoositorie, of ih TT.,i,
states, in sums not less than three dollar.
Receivable In payment of all dues to the U-
niied States less than five dollars, except
customs." A very large "50"gilt in outline
also appears on the reverse.
Unmarried Ladies. The single state is ntf
diminution of the beauties and the utilities of
tho female character ; on the contrary, our
present life would lose many of the comforts,
and much likewise of what is absolutely es
sentia! to th well-being of every part of soci
ety, and even of the private home,without the
unmarried female. The single woman is as
important an element of sacial and private
happiness as the married woman.' The utili-"
ties of each are different ; but it is vulgar non
sense, unworthy of manly feeling.and discred
itable to everv iast one. to depreciate the un-
married female.
Read Gestlemas. A waiter was examined
the other day before one of our courts. Wb
annex his testimony: "Your name is Flnnky,
I believe ?" Tea sir; Robert Flunky."
"Well, Mr.-Flunky, you say the defendant fa
no gentleman. What makes you ' think
so J" "cause, sir, be always says "Thank
yon," when I hand him a mutton chop, or
even a.bit of bread. Now, a real gentleman
never does this, tut hollers out, 'Here, Bill.
get me a mutton ' chop, or I will throw this
pepper-box at yonr head.' Ton can't de-
ceive me with
a gentleman, your worship
I have associated with too
Canse why 7
many of them at the racs-conrfe."
. . " ? UIGHER.A gin. uurteen years
old, was dyinz. Llftinz ber eves toward
me ceiling, said, softly.
Lift me hie-her ! lift me trladier i
Her parent, raised ber ap with pillow., boi
..Vt . .k.Vi ! .- V..jl
i --j. u. iiul a.ua aut iiicin i mtemin innvinir
earnestly towards Heaven, where her happy
new a lew momenta later, on her eriva-
atsnA fftuflA WSa4tt ap maa. . 1 . -
gieuu -" iw tan CVA f j . s
"Jane B .aged thirteen.: Lrm Hi-
, .
A beantff nHrl of frln. an It t
Lifted Higher !