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by s. j. row.
CLEARFIELD, PA., WEDNESDAY. NOVEMBER 17, 1869.
VOL. 16.-KO. 12.
Just after the death of the flowers.
And befnre they are buried in snow,
There comes a festival season,
When nature is all aglow
A -low with a mystical splendor
That rivals the beauties of Spring
glow with a beauty more tender.
Than aaght which fair Summer could bring.
f oine spirit akin to the rainbow,
Then borrows its magical dyes.
And mantles the far ipreading landscape
In hues that bewilder the eyes.
The snn from itscloud pillowed chamber
Smiles softon a vision so gay,
And dreams that his favorite ch.Idren,
The flowers, have not yet passed away.
There's a luminous mist on the mountains,
A lijht. aiure haze in the air.
As if angels while heavenward soaring.
Had left their bright robes floating there.
The breeae is so soft, socaresding.
It seems a mole token of love.
And floats to the hear! like a blessing,
From some happy spirit above.
These days so serene and so charming,
Awaken a dreamy delight
A tremulous, tearful enjoyment.
Like soft strains of mo.-dc at night ;
Ve kn.iw they're fading and fleeting.
That quickly .tooquickly, they'll end,
And we watch them with yearning afljetion.
As at parting we watch a dear friend. -
Ob' beautiful Indian summer!
Thuu favorite child of the year,
Thou darling whom nature enriches,
With gift and aiornmeats so dear
Hew fain would we woo thee to linger
On mountains and meadow awhile,
For our hearts lise the sweet haunts of Nature,
Kejoiee and grow young in thy smile.
THE NEW SCHOLAR.
"What a piece of vulgarity fhc said
JIary Williauiion, with an expression of ex
treme dis(.'U:-t, as she glanced at the new
pupil. "A calico dress on, ami not even
French nothing but American print! And
made in Mich a dowdy style too. !"
"And 1 believe that is a cotton net on her
lmit !" snid unotlicr.
"Ye.-, and that is not the worst of it.
Her mother camstres, ai.d lives over a
a.re!"addcd Helen Price. '1 think it is a
shame for Miss Thomas to admit such eirls
to her school. My mother Mint tne here be
enure the heard it was a very felect school.
I shouldn't wonder if she would take ine
"Well, one thing is certain, I shall never
take any notice of the low creature," said
"Xor I. you may lie sure. I feel contam
inated by her presence." said Julia. '"I
think poor peo le otifc'ht to go to free
At this moment the bell tin?, and the
girls went to I heir places. Julia having to
pa the de-k of the new pupil, whose name
was Annie I'lincaii, haughtily fumed her
le ad ai d drew her silk skirt around her. so
that it miit nut touch the "American
Antife naturally felt a little embarrassed
among so many strangers, and had not left
her seat during recess the had been look
in? around, however, and observed the girls
whispering. Iiy their frcijtient glances to
ward hop-elf she knew that she ai the ob
jvt of their remark ; and the expression
of their faces told her that she had not
undo an agreeable impression upon them,
v-he noticed their fine dreses and stylish
appearance, and a blush covered her face for
a moment as she glanced at her own plain
attire and contrasted it with theirs.
"Oh! why doeM my mother insist upon
my coming to this school?" she asked her
self. "These girls will despise me for my
poverty. I cannot endure their scorn. Why
are we so poor aid they so rich?" Tears
:uc to her eyes ; but she quickly brushed
tliotu away as she remembered the lessons
ff independence and true dignity that her
nio;ln-r had endeavored to instill into the
lnir.ds of l,pr children. "I'm ashamed of
myielf hr indulging such thoughts tor a
moment. I would not have any body
know that they ever entered my mind. I
re: iiy did not know that I could be so fool
ih. 1 know that dress does not make a
ki-h ; ai.d that, even if we are poor we can
1'' fined. pood ami intelligent and I mean
t !. 'dl. 1 knew'.x tore I caaic that I should
ts'ehis trial, and I determined to bear
it Ir.vely ; ami I will. So Annie Duncan,
ai! .-tt have to do. in future, is to attend to
i o:ir lessons, improve every advautagc you
I" iy can obtain, and prepare for the
oik you have marked out for yourself. You
t ;.'! hereto make the acquaintance of or
pli':i-e these young ladies. It matters n t
i ' their opinion of you is, if you do notb
: merit their scorn; so now, once for
II,: bye to such folly."
A:ine had formed a plan which as she did
1 '' t--11. we will. But in order that her mo-'""-
tor making it may be understood, it
!n oeary to know something of the
)'- :!i 1 present circumstances of her fam
i'y 1 ' motlior was the daughter of a mer-on.-
.,f the richest men in New Vork
:- tune of her marriage. She had made
c i? h-r lather and friends generally called
' li.naiit match. .Vr. Duncan was wealthy
! very much in love with her. She loved
I'- n for what she supposed hint to be. . For
:iie years all went prosperously with them ;
b' t the husband's dissipated habits, which
-i -wife knew nothing of before marriage,
gradually increased. It is not necessary to
fooow him closely in his career. It is enough
for our purpose to know that, when Annie
-? nearly ready to graduate, her father was
a r ained man ; broken in health, and bank
r Vt in business. The fortune left Mrs. D.
fc" Lcr father had gone with that of her bus-
band. Suddenly, at lust, she found herself
a widow with four children to support,
without money or friends to aid her. Those
whom she had regarded as friends in her
prosperous days had not followed her in her
Until her father's death, Annie had been
sent to the best schools, and had faithfully
improved every opportunity, in order to re
alize her strong desire to become athorough
ly educated woman. She had talent, ener
gy and industry, and the tenderest love for
her mother and little brothers and sisters, to
stimulate her to the necessary labor. Her
"plan" was to qualify herself for teaching,
that she might support her ruothcr aud edu
cate the younger ones.
After paying the funeral expenses, and
moving into "apartments," a very few dol
lars remained iu Mrs. Duncan's purse. She
thought at first of taking Annie from school
and placing her in a store. But, after due
deliberation, he decided that a good edit'
cation would enable her daughter to earn a
living hereafter, iu a way more congenial to
her tastes ; and she resolved to make every
effort possible to continue her at school. In
order to do so, it was necessary to find situ
ations for her two boys, and to earn money
herself by her noodle. With the aid of her
sewing machine and the boys' wages, she
managed with the greatest economy to eke
out a meager living for them all.
It was hard for Annie to see her mother
toiling as she did. early and late. Nothing
hut the hope of being able to repay her by
her own labors, as soon as her school educa
tion should be completed, made her patient
ly endure it.
Miss Thomas had been poor when Mrs.
Duncan was rich. It was a return of many
favors' that she had insisted upon Annie
sharing the superior advantages of school
Helen Price's indignation increased the
more she thought of her insulted gentility.
She gave expression to it that evening
when telling her mother of the "poor new
"Is it possible," said Mrs. Price, "that
Miss Thomas h-ts done such an ianproper
thing? Well, if she is going to teach the
plebinn classes, I shall certainly send you
where your associations will be of a more
aristocratic kind. We may be sorry for the
poor; but it is not proper that we should
show our sympathy by associating With them.
We must not endanger our social position
by doinir so. What would the Mortimore.s
and Adiburtnns say if they knew this?"
"Nonsense!" was Mr. Price's exclama
tion, that night, titter hearing the news his
wife had intended should shock him as it
had herself. "What harm is that going to
do Helen ? The child has too many absurd
notions. She must be told of her origin, to
bring a little common sense into her head.
This youua lady may have been the daugh
ter of a rich man. You surely have lived
in New York long enough to know that for
tunes are often made aud lost in a day ; and
that some of the Quest houses and handsom
est parts of the city are occupied by the
most vulgar people snobs and upstarts.
Perhaps this 'plebeian,' as you call her, is
as worthy as we considered ourselves when
wi) It-longed to the fame class."
"Mr. Price! how horrible you arc," ex
claimed his wife. ' How can you allude to
such an unpleasant subject? I would not
for the world have you destroy Helen's hao
piness by telling her anything of our early
life. I have always kept it from her."
"Well, now, I have been of the opinion
for a long time that it would do Miss Hel
en good to know that I was a poor mechanic
and you a tailoress in our young days. I see
no reason why I should be ashamed of the
fact ; and, if you are, the sooner you get
rid of such ridiculous folly the better. For
I assure you that one more venture like that
I have lately made will speedily reduce us
to our former condition."
Mrs. Price began to wen.. "Ilovr can
yon be so cruel? 'Tisvery hard, after alt
my struggles for gentility, cutting old friends,
and just getting settled up town, and firmly
established in the most refined and elegant
circles, to be twitted about former poTerty,
and threatened with coming disgrace." . "
An account of Miss Thomas' shocking
disrecara for tin patrician sensibilities of
her pupils was also given that same evening
by Julia Monroe to her mother, with a lib
eral use of snch adjectives as "vulgar,"
"dowdy," and "low born."
"I am mortified, my daughter, tct hear
such expressions from your lips," replied
Mrs. Monroe, after listening patiently to
Julia's excited account. "When will you
learn that true gentility is not in the purse,
but in the mind and heart? If these f re
the notions you are getting from your pres
ent companions, 1 shall regret that I ever
sent you to Miss Thomas' school. I have
told you many times that nothing in this
country is more uncertain than wealth. A
family may be in one generation rich ; in
the next poor. I recall at this moment the
misfortunes of a very dear friend of your
father's and mine. If it had not been for
the kindness of her father, your parents
would have lost all the wealth they inherit
ed, and would now Ik; among the class you
so wickedly despise. Anna Duncan was "
"Why, that is the name of this girl,"
"May it not be possible," asked Mrs.
Monroe, turning to her husband, who had
put down his paper at the mention of the
name, "that is our old friend whom we lost
sight of while we were io. Europe ?"
"I hope it may be," he replied. "We
must look into the matter immediately, Ju
lia ; and, if it should be the daughter ot mv
old friend an3 benefactor, she must not be
poor any longer. Money will uever repay 1
the debt I owe Mr. Allston ; and I shall te
most happy to be able to make some return
to his daughter. Poor Annie ! Reared in
luxury, beautiful, peaceful, truly accom
plished and good as she was, she must not
want for means while we have abundance-.
Anr.ie Duncan a seamstress ! Can it be
possible? Her marriage vat very unfor
tunate. I heard of her miserable husband's
death j and, when I went to see her in her
former elegant abode, I found that the
house and furniture had passed into the
hands of creditors, and that she had disap
peared, no one could tell me where."
"I will get her address in the morning
from Miss Thomas," said Mrs. M., "aud
drive around with some sewing. If it proves
to be a stranger, that will afford an excuse
for calling. I am really very impatient to
know all about it."
Julia had listened to this conversation
with unutterable dismay. She hoped the
"poor creature," whose presence she had
declared contamination, might prove to be a
total stranger to her family. What would
her fashionable acquaintances say ! And
the girls who had heard her speak as she
had done that morning?
The next morning Mrs. Monroe's carriage
drew up at a store on sixth avenue. Mrs.
M. allighied, rang the bell lor the fourth
floor, and was soon seated in the neat little
parlor with her old friend.
It is unnecessary to describe the inter
view. It was long ; for there Was much to
be told and much to be heard, and the
traces of tears might be seen on the faces of
both ladies when they separated. The
work left in the carriage was not alluded to.
Mrs. M. went home full of joy at her suc
cess, to help her husband devise some plan!
by which Mrs. Duncan could be assisted.
without seeming to place her under any cb
Mr. Allston had paid a large amount for
Monroe, when the latter had been, a.s it
seemed to himself, hopele.-sly involved ; for
which ho refused to receive, af erward,more
than the principal. The interest was now
estimated and found to be a large sum
more than enough for the support of Mrs.
Duncan's family until Annie's education
should be finished. A check for the amount
was made out and sent to Mrs. D. ,as "a debt
due her father, and to which she the only
heir was entitled." She never kuow how
the delit was contracted ; but received it
gratefully, without thu least wound to her
pride or delicacy.
In a short time, Annie Duncan's wjrth
became known to hur fellow pupils, whi e
her superior scholarship and ladylike do
portment mad; thjm almirj and love 1 er.
Hellea Prue was taken from the school
by her shoddy inothei, and placed where no
plebian that is, according to her definition
ot the term would be received. Away
from her influence, Julia felt the deepest
mot tirication for her unkind judgment and
silly prcdjudices, and never allowed herself
to estimate people by aoy outsido or merely
Annie graduated with the highest honors
The "apartments" were exchanged for a
goodahouse in a desirable part of the city ;
and, through the recommendations of Miss
Tboaias and the Monroes, a profitable school
was commenced. The brothers were edu
cated according to Annie's "plan," -a:id
m ide good and useful men. Annie and J ci
lia becaiu 3 devoted friends.
After teaching a few years, Annie Dun
can became the wife of a most estimable
and talented lawyer. She left the care of
the school to her mo. her and sister. After
traveling abroad tor some time with her hus
band, they returned to an elegant home,
presented them by his father.
Mr. Price made one more unsuccessful
venture, that wrecked his foitune and made
him a discouraged, broken down merchant.
Mrs. Price kept boarders for a while; but,
failing in that, she and Hellen were obliged
to resort to tailoring. M r. Price succeeded
in getting a clerkship in a wholesale estab
lishment. By means of his salary, and his
wife's and daughter's earnings,- they made
a comfortable living down town.
Couhtino IN fJiiUttciL A young gentle
man visiting Grtnantown some time ago,
happening to sit at church, in a pew adjoin
ing one in whioh sat a young lady ftfr whom
he conceived a sudden arid riolent attach
men, was desirous of entering into a court
ship on the sp-Jt, bit the place not being
s-iitable for a formal declaration, the case
suggested the following plan. He politely
handed the fair neighbor a Bible, opened,
with a pin stuck in the following text : Sec
ond Epistle of John, verse 5 :"And I be
seech thee, not as though I wrote a new
commandment unto thee, but that which we
had from the beginning, that we love one
She returned It pointitr? to the second
chapter of Ruth, tenth vet? '"Then she
fell on her faca. and bowd herself to the
ground, and said to him : "Why have I found
grace in thine eyes, seeing I am a stran
lie returned tha book, pointing to the
thirteenth chapter of the Third Kpistle of
John "Having many things to write unto
you, I would not write with pen and ink;
but I trust shortly to come unto you and
speak face to face that our joy may be full."
A Boston philanthropist, visiting the
State prison, remarked to a prisoner, "Most
of your friends think your sentence was ex
cessive; nothing like it was ever known."
"Yes, I suppose so," was the reply; "but
then, you know, everything has gone up
since the war."
J.sh Billinzs says. "It I wasin the habit
of swearing, I wouldn't hesitate to cuss a
bedbug riirht to h"i4 face."
Pioneer Preaching in the Wst.
At Lincoln. 111., during the past month,
was celebrated the fiftieth anniversary of the
Presiding Eldership of Father Cartright, of
the Methodist Church. It was an edifying
time to all who participated. Father Cart
right was one of the earliest a t.d best known
of the pioneer preachers of the West
These pioneers did not enjoy the "stated"
preaching of the Gospel. The early preach
ers were not "ten thousand dollar" men who
rode in chariots, who dressed in purple and
fine linen, and who occupied houses with
graperies and conservatories attached. They
preached salvation "without money and
without price." They rode the circuit on
horseback, exposed to rain and sleet, suf
fering cold and hunger, swimming rivers and
camping at niht on the opeu prairie, or
seeking shelter bei.e th the rojf of the hum
When it was known that the preacher was
to arrive on the Lord's day at an obscure
hamlet, the people throughout the "settle
ment" gathered in some on horseback, some
in farm wagons, and some on foot the men
dressed in linsey-woolsey hunting shirts,
dyed with copperas, their heads covered
with coon skin caps with the tail dangling
behind, and their feet encased in moccasins
of deer skin. The women were dressed in
homespun cotton, striped and crossbarred.
To them the Sabbath was a day of gladness
a time of reunion, when neighbors, so to
speak, Widely separated, could come togeth
er and exchange greetings, and, during the
intervals of service, talk over the events of
the week. It was an era of good feeling.
The horses are hitchsd beneath the trees
by some overhanging bongh. The preacher
mounts a rnde stand in a grove, and opens
the service's with prayer fervid and awa
kening. He reads a hymn from his well
thumbed pocket hymn book not gi't edged
and lines ortt the words J then starting
some simple melody, the congregation join,
and there raises up the sound of praise,
which breaks the solitude of the forest and
come back from the hills in arTsWeYtrig ech
oes. Then follows th? .efm&3, extempora
neous and abounding in illustrations of every
day life ; and jts the preacher becomes warm
ed up, the passions of the audierfoe are
aroused rnd startled, and respond to h;s
everi appeal. What Idrm if, in the ecsta
cy of spiritual delight, those untatored
minds shout "Glory !" "Aueu5" "Halle
lujah!" Hut the times have changed. Last Sun
day night we strayed into a fashionable
church on Wabash avenue. A thousand gas
jets lighted up the interior the grained
arches and the canopy rt blue and gold. A
large and fashionable congregation the wo
men, not Solomon in all his glory was array
ed like unto these occupied the slips. As
we scanned their laces, we sought in vain for
the meek and the lowly, the weary and the
heavy laden. Before us Stood the eurpliced
prieet. His linen was of snowy whiteness,
and each particular hair of his head was
nicely laid. His jliscourae was1 'eminently
decorous not a sentiment to shock the
prejudices of a single individual or to awa
ken a single unpleasant emotion. A eephyr
playing over a summer sea is not rr.dre' gPh
tic; a lute not .more soothing in its sounds.
Then, high abovethe tones of the organ,
are heard the notes of the choir profession
al singers, exorbitantly paid, and who, per
haps, during every night of the week, have
performed at the opera in "Fra Dlavola" or
"The Barber of Seville."
As we issued out of the chnrch with tfre
self-satisfied throng, we thus moralized
What would be the emotions of one of those
backwoodsmen, arrayed in his coonskin cap,
moccasins and hunting shirt, who was wont
to grow fervid under the rousing appeals of
Father Cartright, if transferred to such a
scene? Did the fisherman of Galilee preach
to such audiences, and with such accesso
ries? Christ came to preach to the poor,to
proclaim the common humanity of our race,
pnd the vanity of temporal distinctions. We
have made religion an expensive luxury. It
is as expensive to the laboring man to rent
a slip in a fashionable church as to rent a
cottage. We array our wivesand daughters
in purple and fine, linen, so that the wives
and daughters of the poof, arrayed in calico
and gingham feel out of place ; and thus
the very class for whom our Savior 'died.are
repelled from celebrating his resurrection.
The quality of the goFpel is not strained. It
Is the same, whether in the cottage or in the
palace. If it edifies the rich, it will certain
ly fructify in the hearts of the poor and the
heavy laden. "In my father's house," said
our Savior, "are many mansions ;" but he
did not add that some were set apart for the
rich exclusively, aird some for the poor
unless we suppose that the parable of Dives
and Lazarus, and the implied impossibility
of a camel passing through the eye of a nee
dle, throw light upon this point. V hen we
shall see both classes worshipping side by
side, both partaking of the same elements,
and both imbued with the sentiment that
God is no respector of persons, then we may
have hopes of our common humanity then
believe that our modern Christianity is
working benifiecnt results. 7ie TTntern
Ml lit t fill;
A fine article of cheese b said to be made
of boiled peas and plaster of Paris. It can't
be distinguished from the original skim-milk
or white-oak cheese, only it will hsng to
one's "in'ard" till the day of "penticostive
ness." California uses it.
An Irishman who was engaged at a drain
and had his pick axe raised in the air just
as the clock struck twelve, determined to
work no more till alter diuner.letgo the pick
and left it hanging there.
Once on a time a little leaf was heard to
sigh and cry, as leaves often do when a gen
tle wind is about. And the twig said :
"What is the matter, little leaf?"
"The wind," said the leaf, "just told me
that one day it would pull me off, and throw
me down to die on the ground."
The twig told it to the branch on which it
grew, and the branch told it to the tree. And
when the tree heard it, it rustled all over,
and sent word back to the l.-af.
"Do net be afraid, hold on tightly, and
you shall not go tretil you want to. And so
the the leaf stopped sighing, bot went on
nestling and singing. And so it grew all
summer long until October. And when the
bright days of Autumn came, the little leaf
saw all the leaves sround becoming yfry
beautiful. Some were yellow and some scar
let, and some striped with both colors. Theu
it asked the tree what it meant. And the
tree said :
"All these leaves are getting ready to fly
away, and they have put ou these beatotitul
colors because of joy."
Then the little leaf began to want to go,
and grew very beautiful in thinking of it,
and when it was very gay in co!or,-it saw
that the branches of the tree hid no color
in them, and so the leaf said :
"Oh branch, why are you lead color ond
we golden ?"
"We must keep on our work clothes,"
said the tree, "for our life is not done yet ;
but your clothes are for holiday because your
task is over."
Just then a little puff of wind came, and
the leaf let go without thinking of it, and
the wind took it up and turned it over and
over, and then whirled it like a spark of fire
in the air, and let it fall gently down under
the edge of the feuce among hundreds of
leaves, and it fell iuto. a dream and never
waked up to tell what it dreamed about.
Mcsixus. Oh, how sad is our heart, as
we think of the days of long ago of the
friends and loved ones of other years. We
have confidence that they still live and love
that they remember us in the earth-scenes
of the past that they have gone into the
higher spheres and are in a more beautiful
and purer rrotne of love than ours ; but we
are lonely because they are no longer by our
side, as of yore, because we see them only
in memory's mirror,- or on the album's sa
ered page. Sadness comes oyer our heart,
when we remember their stifferings and
their departure from earth. Oh, how hard
that parting that giving up of home and
friends not alone by rrs w ho live, but by
the departed themselves. Life and loved
ones were dear to them the future all un
tried, uukuown yet they died in hope,
with trust iu God, through our Lord Jesus
We would rot recall their souls to' ca'rth
to pass through all its scenes of woe again,
but we can not, would iroT forget thenr, and
our heart yearns f6r their companionship
once more. Memory recall i the past. Love
still lives in the heart. Its vestal flame
still burns warm and bright ou that sacred
alter of the soul.
Moral tNFLCENCE. The influence of a
good example is far reaching, for, as a con
temporary aays,our experiences and conflicts
with the world lead us at times to indulge
misanthropic sentiments', and charge all men
wilt1 selfish and impure motive's. The play
of pride, prejudice and passion, and the ea
gerness manifested by the great majority of
men to advance their own interests, often at
the' expense of others, and in violation of
the golden rule, cause us to look with sus
picion on the best intents of others. Arro
gance, hypocrisy, treachery and violence,
every day outrage justice, till we are almost
disposed to distrust human nature and be
come discouraged. But amid all that is sad
and disheartening in this busy and noisy
world, now and then there is presented to as
a life of such uniform virtue.that we recog
nize in it a character that brings hope for
the perfect development and ultimate rege'n
eration of oar race. Such characters are
precious, and such examples should be held
up to the world for itsadrtiinttion and imi
tation ; they should be snatched from obliv
ion and treasured in the hearts and thoughts
of all who are in process of forming habits
and maturing character. X
Rest. Rest! How sweet the sound. It
is melody to my ears. It lies a reviving cor
dial at my heart, and from thence sends forth
lively spirits, which heats through all the
pulses of my so tfl. Rest I Not as the stoue
that rests on the earth, nor as this flesh shall
rest io the grave, nor such a rest as the eter
nal world desires. O, blessed rest 1 where
we rest day and night, saying, Holy, Holy,
Holy, Lord God Almighty 1 where we shall
rest from sin, bat not from worship, from
suffering and sorrow, but not from joy. Q,
blessed day I when I shall rest in the boscm
of my Lord! when I shall rest in knowing.
loving, "ejoicing and praising ! when my
perfect soul and body shall together enjoy
the most perfect God ! when Ood, who is
.Love itself, ehall perfectly love me, and rest
in his love to me,as I rest in my love to him ;
and rejoice over me with joy, and joy over
me with singing, as I shall rejoice in him !
"t understand," said a deacon to riis
neighbor, "that yon are becoming a hard
-drinker." "That is a downright slander,"
replied the neighbor, "for tic man ean drink
"John." "Yes, air." "Mind,you wale
rne at four o'clock to- morrow ; I leave for
Birmingham at five." "Then you; 11 bfe
good enough to call me at half past three,
A co-respondent of "Leisure Hours," in
alluding to the many poisonous reptiles and
insects he met with in India, thus refers to
some 6f them with which he was familiar:
There Is another most disagreeable nuis
saee, experienced only by those" who wo out
in tents or sleep under trees. It is the black,
hairy caterpillar,calledby the natives"Kam-
la." This is so very poisonous that if it
only falls on any one, or even if a single
hair touches the body in any part, it pro
duces a most irritating rash, which spreads
rapidly over the whole body. I did not be
lieve this latter fact, about a single hair, till
I had myself experienced it in the following
way : One day I esw a sma'l insect of this
kind creepitig acnvi.s my verandah. Know
Wig well, how they ouht to bo avoided, I
got a bit of a stick to push it away. I
had killed it and got it to the edge when
the stick Iroke, so-1 gave it one t uch
with roy Clipper. Iinmediateiy after I wiped
the slipper earefolly tm a mt and examined
it, to see if there were none Of the' ham
Mickitfg to it. I could see nothing of the
kind ; but one at least must have remained,
though perhaps invisible, fur a few days af
terward, having ocension hastily to change
wry clothes, some part of them touched the
shipper and then was drawn along my leg,
as it touched, the poisonous rash arose on
my fkin, and for several days I was almost
helpless, finding relief only from constant
application of butter. How this homuo
pathio dose of poison acts on the system I
leave for cleverer heads to timeout.
The centipede Is another most annoying
inset. It sometimes creeps over the race
and hau ls of a person' lying asleep, who
wakes up in the morning with a-most pain
ful itching, which gradually rises into a
dangerous rash. Should the sleeper awake
at the time and attempt to pull the insect
off, it fixes its poisorrous claws all the more
tightly into the skin, andwi.l scarce let go
when touched with a red hot iron. 1 have
myself escaped this torture, but have often
witnessed the sufferings of my friends.
There is another very small persecutor,
which gives annoyance chietly to ladies
the flying bug. This little insect, some
thing like a diminutive beetle, comes flying
into our rooms, during the rains, as sson as
the lamps are lit, and drops on our plates
and dishes, and even into our tumblers,
leaving behind a very strong and disagree
able odor. It is sometimes almost amus-
inj; to observe the contusion caused by a few
such little torturers at a dinner party.
I was going to' speak of mosquitoes and
other minor zwlogit-ai aiiu'oyatiees, but I
have already said enough about what I may
call the too familiar naturaf history of India.
Ff.male Company. How often have we
Seen a company of men, who were disposed
to tie rrotons, checked all at once into de
cency by the accidental entrance of an ami
able woman ; while her good sense and o
birring deportment charmed them at least
into a temporary conviction that there is
nothing so beautiful as female experience,
nothing so delightful as female conversation.
To form the manners of merr, nothing con
tributes so much as the caste of the women
they converse' with. Those who are most
assciated with women of virtue and under
standing, will be .'always found. the most
amiable characters. Such society, beyond
everything else. Tubs off the protrusions
that give to many an ungracious roughness;
it produces a polish more perfect and more
pleasant than that which is received from a
general commerce with the world. The
last is often specious, but commonly super
ficial ; the other is the result of gentler
feelings, and a more elegant humanity ; the
heart, itself, is moulded, and habits of un
disaemblcd courtesy are formed.
An Easy Place. Rev. Henry Ward
Beecher some time since received a letter
from a young man who recommended him
self very highly as being honest, and clo.cd
with the request : "Oet me an caxy situa
tion where honesty wiil be rewarded." To
which Mr. Beecher replied : "Don't bean
editor if you would Le'easy'Pon't try
the law. Avoid school keeping. Keep out
of the pulptt. Let aloue all ships, stores,
and merchandise. Be not a farmer or a
mechanic, neither a soldier nor a sailor.
Don't practice inediciue. Abhor politics.
Keep away from lawyers. Ion't think.
Don't work. None of tfiese are 'easy.'
O, my my honest friend, you are in a very
hard world ! I kftow of bat one real 'easy'
nlace in it. That is the grave."
Some sailors saw a comet, and were some
what surprised and alarmed at its appear
ance. The hand" nret and appointed a com
mittee to wait on the commander, and ask
bis opinion' of it. They approached him
and Said : "We' want to ak your opinion,
"Well, my boys, what is it about?"
" W want to inquire about that thing up
"Now, before 1 answer you,' first let me
know what you think about it."
. "Well, your honor, we have talked it over,
and we think it is a star that has sprung a
leak." , -
A merchant entered his store one morn
ing, and found his boy trying to throw all
kinds of Romersets. "What are you about?"
asked the astonished merchant. "Obligin'
my girl," replied the almost exhausted boy.
"She's writ rue a letter, and at the bottom
ot the page she said 'turn over and oblige,'
and I've been doing it for mor'n half an
He fs haDpy whose circumstance su:.t his
temper, but he is more fortunate who ean
suit his temp'.-r to any circumstance.
4 W. WALTERS. Atiorskt at Lit,
Clearfield. Pa. Offic in tta Court Homo.
JALTEK BARRETT, Attorncv at I.aar.riur
r t t .a i v.
ED. W.GRAHAM, Dealer in Bry-0wds. Qtoq
rie, Hardware. Qaeenswaro. Wuodenwure,
t'ruvisiopg. etc., Manet Street. Ciearfiel.t. fa.
DAVID fj. SIVLINO .Pealer in r-ry GxU.
Ladiea' Fancy QoqIs, tlat and Csps. to..,
chues.etc ..Second .Street. Clearfly Id, Fa. ei-i.i
J-EKRKLL 4 l:rT.Efc, IaUrs in IH-cwre
Lvl. aud manafactarera of Tin aau Shoot rod
rare. Second Street. Clearfield fa. Jar.c ''i'..
HF. NAL'GLK, Watch and Cloolr y.xfcer.ncd
. do.ilrr in Watchca, Jewelry. Ao. l.ov.in in
ti rah am 'grow, -Market street. Nov. IS.
HEUCHEK gWOOPK. Attorney Lau.fit.i
. flold.l'a. ict in'Jraham'i Row. four-'., o
wt of (Jrabam A Boynton'a utors. ,.it. 1 Hi.
RVT. S.lITH. Attorict at Law. Clearfield.
. Ta.. will attend promptly to bas-ine.-" on
trusted to his care. June SC. 1 W.
Airil.LIAM A. WALLACE. Attorney at Law.
f Clearfield. Pa.. Legal hujinc-; o: all kitid
promptly and accurately attended to.
Cleartield, Pa.. June 'Jib. t8!W.
I B M EXALLV, Attorncrat Law. Clrarteid'
t) . Pt. Pr.'etirea in Clearfield and alj.i:.rnir
luutities. OSse in new brick baildin .f J. lloya
t n, 2d street, one door south of Lauich e Il.-iii.
I TEST. Attorney at Law, CSearOeM, Pc. t ifl
. attend promptly to all Ltjfal bn.'ir.ess entrust
ed to his care in Clearfield and adji.ini .ij oouu
lies. Office ou Mnrkct street. July 17, IsfiT.
rpiDMAS I!. FORCE?.. Dealer In Square aad
I SawefLrrclber. Dry-Goods. Q;ifenwre. firo
ceries. Floor, tiraio. Feed, Racos, Aa , c. Ora
hataton. Clearfield county. Pa. fit 1".
J P. KR ATZER. Dealer in Pry-Oood.-. Clotninp,
. Hardware Queensware, Groceries. Pro i-
s.ons.etc. Market Street ncaily oppo.ite the
Court llocie. Clenrficld. Pa. June.
HVRTPWICK IRWrX. Dealer! n Dn:i,
Medicines,. Paints. Oils'. Stationary. Pert ja.
r . Fancy Goods, Notions, etc., ate. Market -eet,
Clearfield, Pa Ilea. , Ki4.
fi KRAT2ER A SON, dealers in Dry (Jd-.Js,
V . Clothing. Hardware. Queensware. t.rcoe.
ries. Provisions, Ae., Pocond Street Cleai nVld,
Pa. Deo '7.16 J
JOHN Gl'ELICH. Manufacturer of all ird? ot
Cabinet-ware, Market street. Clearield. Fa
lie also makes to ordsr Coffin, on short notice and
ttteuds funerals with a hearse. Aprl'),"59
RICHARD MOSSOP, Dealer in Foreign find Do
mestte Dry Goods, Groceries. Flour, Pa-n,
Liquors, te. KooM.. on Market street, a few doors
west ot Journal O firm, Clearfield, fa. A;.rC7.
Clearfidd, Pa. All legal Luiner jiron vt
ly atteuded to. Cocsultatiem io English or -er-man.
Oct. 27, ISStf.
T. J. M CDLMiCOB.
t. a. KfifcS
FREDERICK LEITZINGKR, Slsnufacttrar of
all kinds of Stone-war. Clearfield, Pa. r
dors lolicited bolosale or retail He al?okeer
on hand and for ta'.e an assortment of earThoLS
ware, of his own manufacture. .Tan-1, ISC3
T M. IHXlVFR.W ho!ea!aand'fletil Dealer in
JL TOBACCO. C1HAKS A.'6 SXCJr'F. A
large assortment of pipes.eig.tr entes. 4 o., con
stantly on hand. . Two doors ut of the Putt'
Office, Clearfield. Pa. May 19. "6y.
ATTESTERN F10TFL, Clearfield, Pa This
T well known hotel, near the ourt House, is
worthy the patronage of the public. Tte tbMe
will be supplied wftB tB hef in the market. 1 be
best of liquors kept. JOHN DOUG HEKTY.
TOIIX H. FL LFORD, Attorney at Law. Clear
field. Pa. Office on Market Street, over
U art -wick A Irwin's Drug Store. Prompt attention
given to the necuri ngofbountj dailies, Ae .and to
all legal business. March 27, lSn7.
A UT II O R N . M. D., Fhtmciax and
Strgkon. having located at Kylcrtown,
Pa., oners his professional servicel t the ei'i
eus ot that place and vicinity. 3ej.2u ly
w. n. arjstkoo. : : : : : nrn.Lixs
VKMoimXU A LINN. Attorneys-t-Latv .
Williamsport, Lycoming County. Ta. fi
legal business entiastcd to them wiil benrfuMv
and promptly attended to. ng 4,'M-1m. '
1VT ALBERT, A BRO S. .Dealer, in Dry Goods,
f .Groceries. Hard ware. Voeer.twaie Mur fa
eon, etc.. Woodland. CleurSeld coon'.y . Pa. iao
eitengive dealers in all kiudscf sawed lumbtr
shingles, and square timber. Ordors solicited.
Woodland, Pa., Aug. ltf-.h, IS3
DR J. P. BCRCHFItLD Lata Sorjretn ed the
B.'iJ Reg't Penn'a Vols., baring re'.urrni
from tho army, offers b: profession! aercicr to
the citizens of Cle.trfietd and vicinity. Profes
sional calls promptly ettendarf !o. Office f-n
Soutb-KaV eorner of 3d and Market 3tre;s
Oet. 4. lSt,5 6uip.
PURVEYOR. Tha undersigned offers
bis servi-jcs to the public, as a Sorve-or.
lie may be fonnd at his residence in Lawieree
towns"hip. when not engaged ; of addressed It
letter at Cle-arfield. Penn a
March 6th, lWfl7.-tf. JAMES .VITCIIELL.
JEFFERSON LIT Z, M.' D.,
Physician and Surgeon, , .
ilaving located at Oweola. Pa., bfTers hit profes
sional services to the people of that place and sur
rounding eonntry. All calls promptly attended
to. Office and residence on Curliii fc-tree', former
ly occupied by Dr. Kline. May IU,
f " K. B O T T ()' R
MA II SET SraKkT. CLKARFIKUl, rM'A
N'erarives made in clon.lv i
weathi-r ' ' r . r. , I . U . , .
- - .... imru m go"! agsorrui
Frcies, from any style of niorldfng. made u
urder. idee 2
THOMAS W. MOORE. Land
and Conveyancer, liavin? roM-ntlr lo
cated in the borough of Lumber City. and reVuin
suiued the practice of Land Kurrevine respect
fully rentiers bis professional services to the own
ers and speculators in lands in Clearfield and !
jomg counties Deedsof Conveyance tiemlv -
cnied. Office and reside new on door East of
Kirk dr Speneers ptnre
Lumber City. April 14, 1869 ly.
0 has passed both House of Congress and
signe.l rty the President, giving soldiers Who en
listed prior to 22d July. IS61. served on rearer
more and ware honorably discharged, a b.,nMc
of S 1 00.
rSBounties and Pensions collected bvm for
thoseentitled to them.
waltek Barrett, Att y at Law.
Aug. lth. 18. ' Clearfield, Pa.
D R. A M. HILLS desirestoinforra bis paHeu's
and the iublic generally, that he has a-sveifed
.... - . . c 1 iho,. ....
With Dim IO lie practice UI reiiiisirT.n. r.DA .
I 1 S . who is a gradual of the Philadelphia
lntal College, and therefore has the hirhe-i
attestations of his Profesionl skill.
All work don in the oSoe I will bcM mjtfV.
personally responsil-le for being dog in tk an.-',
satisfactory manner aad highest order of the r-
An established praetie of twenty two years In
this plaoe enables av to speak to asy patrons with
Engagements from a distance sLaold b made
by letter a few days bfnr the p arte nt design
woing. iClearfleld -laae 3. Hwtj.
SALT SLT'.: A prim article of ground a
in ftlt, p at up in patent wo. for saJaeh
attuertnaaf -U. MOSSOP,