Raftsman's journal. (Clearfield, Pa.) 1854-1948, December 01, 1869, Image 1

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YOL. 16.-JVO. 14.
Lt many sunless year
lp. a the road of life;
Oi l. Ui'i relics, siaiued with tears,
Aa I scarred by fruitless strife.
Lost, never to be found
Uoae. gone fur evermore ;
Swept on toe ebbing stream of time,
To n sternal shore.
They vanished one by one,
Ech bearing on its breast
A life not lived, a;work undone,
A tre isure not possessed ;
Foinething for which, it soems,
My soul hs vainly sought,
The'wsking truth ol happy dreams,
That timo has never brought.
Alas! tbe weary days,
I'nweloome in the pat.
Are with me yet; my skies are dark,
And night is gathering fart.
I strain in J tearless eyes
To pierce the thickertinz gloom.
Aod, 'mid the shadows, seems to rite
A Tision of the tomb.
Ard is this ail is ihero"
Itpyond life'l troubled ware
Xu healing balia for broken hearts,
No hope beyond tbo grave?
fo haven of repose.
No bright abode offret,
Nu of psomUe for tbe soul,
i-y earth's cares unupprei'sed ?
Oh. jcs. p-or tainting heart,
!ty ?! r:oy billows tofsed.
Ti.irc is a ljuiter world than this
Whi,s ye:ir are never lont.
I:.-iir m.iiim l-o bade
t heraitg tempest ceaso,
Arl whi!? eternal agns roll
iliuu siialt abide -to peaee.
' Ticket, ma'am," Kid the condu ttor.
"Yes, sir. in oi.e moment . ;" and Mrs.
lLiU-it otiht in her pocket for her port-ux-utiaic.
in which she had deposited the
ar'ieic in question. Hut it had mysteriously
dimppeared ; and the lady arose hastily, and ;
ci?t a rapi j searching glance under and !
0'ut ber seat.
"U. Mr, 1 have lost my ticket, and not
i'ii!y that, my money and ;y checks for my
The conductor was a yiing man who had
h i ii hut a few week upon the roa.l in his
I-r.---.-tii eipacity ; and Ii.-felt hiii.self grcat
I.. "levaied in hi.-, new position, lie prided
liuijeit' in his ability to detect any person
in an attempt to avoid paying the regular
fare, and had earnestly wished that an op
portunity might offer, which would enable
li.ai t-j prove his superior powers of pene
tration, and the case with which he could
detect iiiipo.-i:ioii. Here, then was a case
j'lit suited to his mind; and ho watched
Mr.. Herbert with a cold, scrutinising eye,
wiii.e hhe was searching so eagerlv for her
niissing tieket. With still extended hand.
If vt:., must have your fare, ni a-iam."
"U;it .sir, 1 have no money ; I cannot pay
"H-iw far do yon wish to go?" he asked.
"I am on my -::y to Boston where I re
iJo. I have L-eeii visiting relatives in Wis-f'M-iti.''
' H ell, you hi go no further on this train
na'i's you can pay your fare."
A iir.tht thought occurred to Mrs. Her-l-.Tt.
"1 will place :ny watch in your keep-i-?."
she said ; when I reach Detroit I wbl
liwnit tor money to pursue my journey.
My Im-band will send for, and redeem it."
' That will do," said the conductor. "I
.!! take your watch, and give you a check
f t Detroit. I have no authority to do so
t."ni the Railroad Company, but may upon
fry own responsibility."
Hut Mrs. Herbert embarrassment was
nvt to be relieved so readily as she hoped.
Arching for her watch, that also was not
t be found.
"Oh, what shall I do?" she Mid, her face
crying very pale. "My watch is gone too 1
i nm-t have been robbed in Chicago.".
" M'i can ieave the train at the next sta
t'-'n,' hp .aj,i, quickly and decidedly;
s what you cap do." The whistle
a:: J.-.J .,r "Jown brake," and the con-il'-etor
stepped out on the platform of the
l'r- Mr:. Herbert lo-iLed around her.
I here were but few i-assr-neer- in tbe rar :
t :i.e were reading, some were looking out
"! w::i j ,iws upon the town they were
'i -M i!:. N j one seemed to have heard
- r;v,n-;!ti,in between the conductor and
' r-t-;t, or at l.'u.-t to become interested in
i:ir Whnlt".
I he train flopped; the conductor ap-i-'jr!:
and taking her shawl and traveling
i-a-aet from the rack above her head, bade
' r iii:l ,7 him. In ten minutes more the
lia-1 gone, ani Irs. Uerbert sat alone
1:1 '.he la.lies waiting room of the L de-
l'- trying to decide upon tbe course best
t j pursue. She had no uioney to delray
tar expenses at a hotel, .she had nothing to
fay a haekman for taking her to one ; but,
after kw moments of reflection, she rc
''iVei to inquire for the reMdenee of tbe
c 'Chilian of that church of which she was
hrr.-1 a member, and ask him, in the name
' - bri.-nan charity and kindness, to give
f- r a liu-ue until shecould send her bus
a telesram, and he could furnish her
ith niotiey to pursue ber journey.
la i'iiriiii? of rVi twL-or innt the name of
ti e clergyman she hoped to find, and being
rn-teiy directed to his house, she was soon
t the ooor and rang the bell. He answered
tne summons in person, and iu a few hur
ried sentences she made known her misfor
tune and her request.
The Rev. Mr. Ripley wai thin, tall, and
f!ra:ght. He was apparently about forty
five years of age ; polished, but pompous ;
B' rartiele of doet could have been found
on his fine black broadcloth, or nicely pol-
ished boots ; the tie in his :ravat was fault
less ; his hair was brushed carefully forward
to conceal a coming baldness. Very digni
fied, very important, very ministerial ap-.
peared the reverend gentleman ; but as Mrs
llerbert looked into his cold, gray eyes, she
felt that benevolence was by no means as
strong an element in his composition as
selfishness. Fler heart seemed to chill in
his presence ; she could not help contrasting
him, mentally, with the good Mr. Weston,
who was the pastor of her own church at
luie. Ah, not often had the hand now
thrust into the bosom of the tightly button
ed dress-coat been prompted by the cold
heart beneath it to place a bright little coin
upon the palm of beggared childhood not
often had bis footsteps found their way to
poverty's door ! i'ct this unworthy repre
sentative of the Christian church preached
charily to his rich congregation, at least
twice every Sabbath ; and to tar as bo him
self was concerned, made preaching supply
the place of practice.
"Madame," Le said, after eyeing hei from
head to foot, "you have a pretty story ; but
the streets of L are full of such stories
at the present day. Iid I listen to one
half I hear of the kind, I should have my
house filled wkh poor mendicants all the
time, and pel haps few of them would be
worthy of my respect. I cannot keep you
as you request."
Mrs. Herbert turned from the inhnspita
ble door of the Rev. Mr. Ripley. The cool
insolence wirn wincli lie liu.l treated lier
had almost driven courage from her heart;
but she determined now to seek a hotel,
where at least she might rest berse'f and de
cide upon some new course of action- She had
eaten nothing since morning ; indeed she
had not even thought of food, but now she
felt faint and weary, and the conscieousness
that the wus alone, in a great city, friend
less and penniless, with the shades of eve
ning already falling, qui'e unnerved her.
As ciie glanced up and clown the street, the
firt thing that attracted her attention was
not a public bouse sifMi, lut in lartre gilt
letters the words "Masonic Hall.'' Her
heart gave a utck. joyful bound. Her hus
band was a member of the Masonic frater
nity, and she knew that the duty a Mason
owed to his brother, he owed equally to that
brother's wife or daughter. She remem
bered also, that to that noble Order she
was indebted for nearly all of tbe happiness
she had known in life, liut, fiiuiiliar as she
had l en with its workings in ber na ive
ciry.she had never realized its universality ;
hail never understood how, like some great
tali.-tiiatiie belt, it circles the earth, embrac
ing oil mankind in its protetting fold ; soft
ening the asperities of dissenting religion
ists; sliejding the purple light of love on
the fierce rapids of commercial life ; en
lightening r-nd enob'.ing poiiticiuns,and har
monizing their conflicting sciuinietiis upon
a sense of kindred.
Mrs. Herbert paused' Irresolute. What
would she not now have given for the knowl
edge of one mystic sign, by which to ci.ll
her husband's mystic brothers to her side.
Men were passing rapidly up and down
the street ; elegantly dressed ladies were
out enjoying the delicious coolness of the
evening, for the day had been sultry, but
among all the busy throng there was not one
whom she feltat liberty to accost.
A gentleman was passing her, leading a
little girl by the hand. With a quick ges
ture she arrested bis steps. Sbe had ob
served nothing in the stranger's face; in
deed, she had not noticed it all, but a Mal
tese cross was suspended from his watch
guard, and the moment she discovered it
she had involuntarily lifted ber band to
prevent its passing her.
The stranger looked at ber inquiringly
She pointed ot the cross, and said, "That,
sir, is why I stopped you; will you excuse
me fur addressing you, and please tell me if
you are a Mason V"
"I am," he repied.
"O, sir, my husband is a Mason, and
perhaps you would be kiod to your brother's
"Where does your husband live?"
"In Boston. . Ilia name is O. W. Her
bert; be is of he ti.m Herbert, Jacksson &
Co., of L street. I was on my way to
him from Wisconsin, but have been robbed
of the means ot naviug my lure, and the
conductor refused to take me further.
have applied to Kev. Mr. Ripley, and he
turned me insultingly from his door."
"The old hypocrite," muttered the gen
liciu.m. "Mrs. Herbert, my house is but
one block distant, and it is at your service.
My wife w ill make you welcome and com
fortable. Will you accept our hospitality?"
"O, sir, bow gladly!"
Half an hour later Mrs. Herbert was re
freshing herself at the well spread table of
Mr. Ilendeison, first officer of the Kureka
Commandery, No. 12.
When supper was over, Mr. Henderson
said to bis wife. "I have a few minutes'
business down town ; will return immedi
ately. Make Mrs. Herbert feel herself at
He walked directly to the office of the
Western Union Telegraph Company, and
addressed the following message to his
bother in Boston: "Is G. Herbert,
L street, a worthy member of our Order,
aud is bis wife in the West? Answer im
mediately." When ho returned home, be found bis
wife aud Mrs. Herbert engaged" in an ani
mated conversation; and he wai surprised
to note tbe change in the strange lady's ap
pearance, now that she felt herself among
friends. Her face was so genuine an im
press of sweetness and purity; her conver
sation wai expressive of such lofty senti-
ments, such real goodness of heart, and be-
t rayed so highly cultivate;! a mind. that Mr.
Henderson found himself regretting that he
had taken the precaution to send a telegram
to Boston, in order to prove the truthful
ness of her'statement.
Mrs. Henderson seated herself at the el
cgant piano, and after performing a few
pieces, invited Mrs. Herbert to play also.
Sbe gracefully complied ; and after a low,
sweet prelude, began to sing,
"A stranger I was, but they kindly re
ceived me."
She sang the piece entirely through, her
voice quivering with emotion ; and when
she had finished it, both Mr. and Mrs. Hen
derson were at her side, and the gentleman
"Mrs. Herbert, it is we who are blessed,
in being permitted to form the acquaintance
of so entertaining rciTvt'rVer'Uiir'Jiiusii'ian.
You are a stranger, but a dear friet d a sis
ter, a brother's wife; yon have a right in
our home. A Knight Templar's home is
ever open to the unfortunate. But you
must not leave the piano yet; play auother
piece for us, your own favorite."
"I do not kuow that I have a favorite of
my own."
"Your husband's then," suggested Mr.
Again Mrs. Herbert's practiced fingers
swept over the keys; and then her clear,
rich, cultivated voice arose in tbe popula
masonic ode.
"Hail, Masonry Divine."
As the last sweet echo died awav, she
arose saying. "That is my husband's fa
Mr. Henderson was standing with his arm
about his wife. Tears were in his eyes, an t
he drew her closer to him, as he said. "O,
Jtnnie, will you not learu that piece for my
"But I never could make it sound like
Mrs. Herbert," she rcpliod. "for you know
I don't like masonry."
"And why do you not like it!" asked
Mis. Herbert.
"Because it ries liken mountain between
me and my husband I am jealous of ma
sonry," and the glance ohe east, upon iiim
at her side, told Mrs. Herbert how this wife
loved her hu.-baud, aud she almost pardon
e l her for her dislike of masonry, upon the
ground she had mentioned. But she felt
that Mrs. Henderson was in error, aud she
said :
Will you allow me to tell you why I love
O Yes," replied Mrs. Ib-nderson. "I
should be glad to feel .lilTen-nf !y if I 1
After all wire comfortably -catcd, Mr-.
Herbert began: "My father wa.- a eoinnit
sion merchant in Do-.ioti.aii l in enn-eq'ten
of causes which I could iiever fully und r
stand for I was very young at ihe time
be failed in business. Our beautiful home
was taken from us, and he removed mother
and me to an humble, but comfortable cot
tage in the suborn, wuilo he procured ein
ployment as c!erk in a dry goods cstab'isb
"He was disbeartehed by bis sudden an 1
heavy loses. It was seldom, indeed, that
he was heard to speak cheerfully. Hi- In a!;b
declined, and, before we bad ever dieaao-1
of the threatening dansrer, he was a t-nn
firmed consumptive. But be was a mason,
and we were not allowed to feel that his in
ability for labor bad deprived us of the com
forts of our home. Supplies of provisions,
clothing and fuel cameregularly to our door.
But one ebill evening in September, we
were gathered around the bedside to take
the last farewell. The friends of our pros
perous days were not there they left us
with our riches but a circle of true, mnnlv
faces were there, and tears were hro-hed
aside which were the oveiflow of sympathi '
zing and affectionate hearts. stood le
side my grief stricken mother, who kne't '
beside the cotich ot death, her head bowed
helplessly upon the emaciated hand upon
which she had always depended for i uidmce
end instruction. My father kissed me ten
derly, and turning to bis masonic brothers,
taid : 'I can but leave my dear ones to your
care, and I know that I can trust you. I
feel that poor Alice will not long survive my
loss, and then this little one will be a help
less waif on the great sea of humanity. I
give ber to you, not as the child of one but
of all the child of the lodge. "
"A few moments and I was fatherless.
One of those strong, noble men lifted tne
in his arms and bore me fiom the room. I
bad heard what my father bad said, and al
though but a child of seven years. I com
prehended it all. I threw my arms around
the good man's neck, who held me so ten
derly, and sobbed, "O, sir, will you be my
"Yes, my dear little girl," be said, in a
broken voice, "you shall never want."
"Mother was a frail, delicate creature,
aud her constant watching at father's bed
side combined with the last terrible shock,
threw ber into a fever from which she nev
errecovered. We remained in tbe little cot
tage until my sweet mother's death, and my
father's masonic brother anticipated our
every want. And when I was at last an or
phan, my new protectors took me away. All
felt that I was a sacred charge. I was placed
under tbe care of the most reliable instruct
ors, and niy health was carefully guarded.
I lived in the house of hiui whom I had
a.-ked to be niy father, and I believe be
loved me as his child. When I arrived at
the age of iwenty yea's. I was married
with the full appinbat'mn of my irnardiaii:
to Mr. Herbert then a confidential clerk in
a dry goods house. The young man was a
mason ; be was honest and attentive to bus
iness. Now he a a partner in the same
house. We have an elegant home, and a
wide circle of friends ; but none are so dear
ly prized as the tried and true ; and once
every year our parlors ar" opene.l to receive,
with t : -ii f unities, the few who remain of
those niio. at the time of my lather's death,
were meiiibci's oi lit- lodge to which he be
longed. . ou und.-rstaud now, my friends,
why I love masonry."
Mrs. Henderson lifted her eyes to those
of her husband. lie was looking at her
wistfully, so pleadingly.
"My dear wife." sai l he,"Mrs Herbert's
story is but one of thousands. It is the aim
of masonry to relieve the distressed every
where, and elevate and ennoble ourselves.
Our labors take us often from the loved
home circle ; but it would not be manly in
us to spread a knowledge ot the good we do.
To many of ihe recipients of our charity it
would be bitter relief, if trumpeted forth to
the world.
"Mrs. Henderson placed both her bands
in those of her huhuml, and said, her eyes
tilling with tears, I will learn to play that
piece for you, and I think that I can give it
some of Mrs. Herbert's expression, for I
think differently of masonry than I have
ever clone before."
Ihe next morning, when l-reaklast was
over, Mrs. Herbert ssid, "Now, Mr. Hen
derson. I must send an immediate telegram
to my husband, for L am very anxious to
meet him, and I must not trespass upon
your genuine hospitality longer than is ne
cessary." "Will you entrust me with the nies
"Yes sir ;" and it was scon ready.
"Ah ! I was about sending you the an
swer to ''our telegiam to Boston, said the
operator to Mr. Hemlerson, as he entered
tbe ofhVe He took tbe paper extended to
wards him, and found the message to be as
follows :
"G. W. Herbert is a Worthy Knight
Templar. He st;;nd- well, socially and finan
cially. His wife is in Wisconsin."
Mr Hender.-on called iij on a few of his
masonic f i ieud-. an 1 then hastened home.
Tiiivitii: a i oil of bills from bis side pocket,
bo laid it beside Mrs. Herbert, saying, "I
did not send your message. 1 have taken
the liberty to draw from the Bank of Ma
sonry a deposit made by your husband for
your benefit."
"This Hank of Masonry? A deposit for
my benefit? I do not understand you," said
Mrs. Herbert. v
"Well. I will explain. Every dollar a
man i oiitribii'es towards tbe support of the
masoioe institc'ion.is a deposit to be drawn
ii on at any time be or his family may re
q,i',.. jr. I li.ti.nv, positively, that your hus
;,.iii i.-v.-o-thy mason and this money
one ! e--l dollar- is as really and truly
yours a if lie had handed it to you himself.
If you wi.-b to comin'ie your journey to-day
I will see you salely ou the one o'oljck
Mrs. Herbert's iip quivered, but she only
said. " O, I sii.nl he so glad to go."
"N.-w, t time i.uly to say, beware of
i.iek lockets," -ail Mr. Henderson as the
train !."
L,i ron
a ie! ' r
of the Eure
Ids brothers,
I. ii
re eipt of
luil to read as
C. and Sir
x. F.
Henderson E.
Kninhtsof tbo Eureka Ct nandery.Xo.li.
"I c. close vou a check for one hundred
dollars, the amount so kindly furnished by
vou to my wife, who arrived at home in
safety vesfrday. Mv jrratitude to you for
your 'imely sympathy ami caie, is only
enort' -d l.v ber own. who sav that her ex-
p.-i i;-:iiv iii -i'; i i y ha tidde 1 a new chap
ter to in r ' ile-i-otis for lovina Ma-onry."
"s-'hoiM ii'ivefiou visit Boston, do not
lull to i-iiii upon us. that we may return you
ollr thanks in person, and invite you to the
hospitalities of our home,'
Tuning man, it is easy to be nobody. Go
to the drinking saloon to spend your leisure.
You need not drink much now, just a little
beer, or some other drink. In the mean
time, play dominoes.chequers, or something
else to consume time so that vou will be sure
not to read any useful book, or if you do
read let it be the "dime novels" of the day.
Thus go on. keepingyour stomach full, bead
empty, and yourself" busy playing time kill
iint games, and you will soon be nobody, un
less you should turn out a gambler or
drunkard, either of which is worse than t-o
be nobody. There are a number of young
men in our town just, ready to graduate aud
be nobody.
A few nights since, as the night express
on the Xtw Yoik Central road was near
Amsterdam, a baby, who was looking out
of an open window, gave a spring, and in
an instant fell from its mothers arms to th
ground. The affrighted mother, without a
thought of the danger, rushed to the door
and leaped from the train. As soon as pos
sible the cars were stopped, and backed to
the spot where everyone expected to learn
ot t'ne fatul injury of both mother and child
But strange to say. neither was hurt, except
that the baby bad a slight bruise on tbe
side of the head. The mother stated that
when he saw the child go out of the win
dow, her only thought was that she wanted
the baby.
A New Et.glanJ church was in need of a
pa'i'ir. A deacon supplying the pulpit one
Saobdih pra el for the coming man after
this l.ihion: "Send us not an old man in
his dotaire, nor a young man in his gosling
hood, but a oian wkh all the modern improvements."
A Wonderful Storjv I
Itis said that in the tombs of the Necropo- i
lts of ancient Egypt two kinds of mummies 1
have been found. One is incomplete that 1
is to say. all organs necessary to life have I
been separated from them ; the other, oh I
the contrary, is quite complete. Having I
observed this, a Swedish chemist, Dr. Grus
6elbach, who has the reputation of being I
both great and learned, Professor at the
University of Upsal, has come to the con-
elusion that tbe Egyptian mummies are not j
all, as has been said and believed for 84 m ;
thousands of years, .bodies embalmed by I
any process of preservation whatever ; but
they are really the bodies of individuals
whose life has been momentarily suspended, I i
with the intention of restoriug them at some
f uture time, only the secret of preservation
has been lost. Prof. Orusselbach adduces
many proofs in support of his idea; among
others, his experiments durine the last ten
years, which he says, have always proved
successful. He took a snake and treated it
so as to benumb it as though it had been
carved in marble, and it was so brittle that,
had he allowed it to fall, it would have brff-
ken into fragments. In this state be kept
it for several years, and then restored it to
life by sprinkling it with a stimulating fluid,
th- composition of which is bis secret. For
fifteen years the snake has been undergoing
an existence composed of fcoccessive deaths
and resurrections, apparently without sus
taining any harm. The Profe-sor is report
ed to have sent a petition to his Govcrntnent
requesting that a crimiral who has been
condemned to death may he given to him to
treat in the sains manner as the snake,prom-
ising to restore hiui to life in two years. It
is understood that the man who undergoes
this experiment is to be pardoned. Wheth
er the Swedish Government has accepted or
rejected the learned chemist's proposal is
not, known.
A FcskraIj at Athkss. The funerals
start always with music, and bearing flat
disks of gilded metal, sometimes i:i the
style of Roman eagles. At one time a mor
tality prevailed among children, ai d tbe
little coffins were carried through the streets
with mournful sounds of wind instruments
We saw several military funerals. In these
the deceased is carried by hand in a crimson
velvet coffin, bound with silver lace. A
glass cover shows him at full length. The
velvet cover that corresponds with tbe coffin
itself is carried before in an upright prsitiou.
The bearse, draws by four or five horses,
Priests walk along and chant prayers in
the intervals of the music, which, on these
occasions, is supplied by a full band. A body
of soldiers also make part of the pageant.
Friends and relatives walk nfter, carrying
tbe large cambric parasols so much in vogue
As the cemetery is at some distance from
the town, the bearse, probably, serves later
for the transport of tbe body. But I, fro
my wiudow always saw it follow in empty-
state. The friendj all go to the chutch,
where the prayers and orations occupy from
one to two hours.
The deceased is generally in full dress, and
the countenance is often painted in white
and red. The gilded symbols which are
carried, and the wild tones of the wind in
struments, give to these processions a some
what barbaric aspect, as compared with the
sober mourning of countries more familiar
to ourselves.
But there is nothing grim in the Greek
funerals; it seems rather a cheerful attend
ance, and compares favorably with the lu.ee
of English burials, their ingenuous ugliness
and tasteless exaggeration of all tbat is
gloomy and uncongenial to life.
Let cs be More Sociabli. In order to
increase the sum of human happiness, we
should cultivate kind and fraternal feelings
one with another. A true life consists of
something else than accumulating property,
We do not and cannot "live by bread alone.
A writer in a cotemporary discourses on this
suojeci as ioiiows ;
The sole object and aim of too many indi
viduals seems to be to tret gain, "grab all,"
let the consequences be what" they may to
others. The desire to accumulate wealth,
regardless of the comfort and social happi
ness of our neighbors and the interchange
of friendly sentiments, should be ignored.
On the other hand, we should so live and
act that the generous impulses of our own
hearts would prompt us to extend the hand
of fellowship to all our neighbors and look
ing them squarely in the eve. feel that glo
rious inward consciousness that we bad ncv
er wrongpd them in thought, word or deed.
Then, too, let words of kindness be spoken,
let little deeds of love be done, let tbe prin
ciples of the golden rule be exemplified in
our daily lives, let ns be more sociable, and
cultivate our convivial qualities by frequent
interchanges of friendly greetings at social
gatherings, let no aristocracy be acknowl
edged, save that of intellect, let ns beautify
our homes, lot us make them what tbey
should be by cherishins a love for the beau
tiful so tbat
Blessings may attend us forever,
And whatever we pray for or do,
May our lives be one grand endeavor
To type the pure, good and true.
A teacher one day endeavored to make a
pupil understand tbe nature and applica
tion of a passive verb,and said : "A passive
verb is expressive of the nature of receiving
an action, as, Peter is beaten. Now, what
did Peter do?" The boy, pausing a moment
with the gravest countenance imaginable,
replied, "Well, I don't know, unless he
punched the chap wot hit him."
AlBoys First Boots;
The boot period is the dividing lire be
tween babyhood and boyhood. Before the
boots one is trampled upon by comrades
and stuck with pins, and we walk with an
air of apology for the fact that we were born
at all. Robust school fellows strike us across
the cheek and when we turn to them they
cry, "Who are you looking at?" or what is
worse than any possible insult, have some-
body chuck ns under the chin, and call us
"Bub." Before the crisis of boots, the
the country boy carries no handkerchief.
This keeps him in a constant state of hu
miliation. Vhatever crisis may come in
the boy's history no handkerchief. This
a very unpopular period of snuffles.
Cut at last the age of boots dawns upon
boy. Look out how you call him "Bub."
lie parts his hair on the side, has the end
of his white handkerchief sticking out of
the top of his side pocket as if it wereacci
dentally arranged so, has a dignified and
manly mode of expectoration, as much as to
say "Clear the track for my boots I"
We have seen imposing men, bat none
bave so thoroughly impressed as the shoe
niaker who, with waxy hand. delivered into
our possessirjn onr brst pedal adornments.
As he pt the awl through the leather, and
then inserted the two bristles into the hole,
and drew them through it, and then, bend
mg over the lap-stone, grasped the threads
with hard grip, and brought them up with
a jerk that madj the shop shake, we said to
ourself : "Here is gracefulness for you, and
It was Sabbath-day when we broke them
in. Un ! the rapture or that moment when
we lay hold of the straps to one end, and,
with our big brother pushing at the other,
the boot went on 1 We fear tbat we got
but little advantage tht day from the ser
vices. All the pulpit admonition about
worldliness and prido slruck the toe of our
boot, and fell back. We trampled under
our feet all good counsels. We have to re
pent that, while some 'trust in horses and
some in chariots, we put too much stress
upon leather. Though our purchase was so
tight in the instep that, as sfion as we got
to the woods, we went limping on our way
what boots it? We felt that in such a cause
it was noble to suffer.
For some reason, boots are not what tbey
used to be. Yon pay big pricr-, and yon
might walk all day without hearing once
from them ; but the original pair of which
I tell spake out for themselves. No one
doubted whether you had been to church
after you bad once walked up tbe aisle in
company with such leather. It was the
pure eloquence of calf-skin.
A Fashionacle Woman's Prater.
Dear Lord, have mercy on my soul and
please let me have the French satin that I
saw at Stewart's this morninir, for with
black lace flounces anl ovcr-skirt,that dress j
would be very becoming to me, I know. If
you grant me my request. pleae let me have
a new black lace shawl also, dear Lord. I
kneel before Thee to-nigbt, feeling perfectly
bappy,for Madame Emilehas sent me home
such a lovely bonhet ! A most heavenly
bijou, composed of white satin, with coral
ostrich tufts? For this favor T am feeliujr
very grateful. Give me, I pray Thee, an
bumble heart and A new green silk, with
point lace trimmings. Let me not grow
too fond of this vain deceitful world, like
other women, but make me exceedingly
gentle and aristocratic. When the winter
fashions come, let thsm suit my style of
beauty, and let there be plenty of puffings,
ruffles and flounces, for I dearly love them
all. Oh, Lord, let business detain my hus
band at II ,for be is not wanted at home
at present. I want to become acquainted
with the tall, dark eyed foreigner, who is
stopping at Colonel Longswallows, opposite.
Bring about an introduction, I beseech "thee,
for Mrs. Longswallow won't. Bless my
children and please send them a good nurse,
for I have neither time nor inclination to
look after them myself. And now, Oh,
Lord, take care at me while 1 sleep, and
pray keep watch ovet my diamonds ! Amen,
Legal Lore. John W. Crocket and
James Gibson, were able . lawyers,' and in
full practice, in the early days of Jackson's
Purchase. They resided at Fulton, in Iliok
man oiinty, Ivy. On one occasion they
were employed on oppositesof an ejectment
case, before a magistrate. The court was
held in a schoolhouse. Crocket was read- j
ing the law to the court, and when he got
through, Gibson asked him for bis book,
saying that the statute just read was new to
him. Crocket refused to give it to him on
the ground that it was his own private prop
erty, and if Mr. Gibson wanted the benefit
of law books, there were some for sale. The
court ruled that the book was private prop
esty.and that Gibson had no right to ee it,
except with' Crockett's conseut. Gibson
was puzzled, but, being a man of resource,
he fell upon a plan which completely upset
Crockett's calculations. He stepped back
and found under a de.sk an old copy ot Noah
Webster's spelling hook, and iu addressing
the court, he read from th? speller; "'Beit
enacted by the General Assembly of the
Commonwealth of Kentucky, that all laws
heretofore passed (here fitting Crocket's law)
be aud tbey are hereby repealed." Crock
ett sprang to his feet with, "Let me see
that book." "No yorj don't," says Gibson ;
"this book sir, is private, property, and I
am not in the habit of packing law books
around for the benefit of others." It is
needless to say Crockett lost his case, Gib
son having tbe cut at bini.
The object some women have in blowing
up their husbands is to have them come
down with the stamps.
AW. WALTERS. Arrotisr t Law,
. CUarf eld, fa Offica in tba Cocrt Housa.
Attorne at i.aw, Cltar
U ay 13, 13.
field, Pa.
ED. W. GRAHAM, Dealer In Dry-0xd.Gro-ries.
Hardware. (Jueenswara. Woodanwart),
Provisions. ete.. Mantel bixcet, Clearfield. P.
DAVID . NIVLIXO .Dealer in Dry Good i.
Ladies' Fanej Goods. Hats and Caps. Bonis,
jshoes.eto .Second Street. Clearfield, Pa. aef Ji
ERRELL rtrOLER, Dealers in Har israra
and manufacturers of Tin and het-:roa
are. Second street. Clearfield. Pa. 3iv 'OS.
HF. XAUGLK. Wateb and Clock Maker acd
. dealer in Watches, Jewelry. Ac. Koom iu
Graham a row, Markatstroet. Not. 1.
HBCCHER SWOOPE. Attorney at Law. Clears
. field, Pa. OEc in Graham's Row. foardoo a
went of Graham A BoTnton s store. 5or.lt.
TT W S.wITII. Attobskv jit Law. HearteM,
II . Pa . will attend promptly to baxine- en
trusted to his care
June SO. 1SA9.
Tff.LtAM A. WALLACE. Attorney at Law.
Clearfield. Pa . Legal business of all kiads
promptly and acenrately attended to.
Clearfield, f"a.. June 9tb. Iffi.
JB MEN ALLY, Attorneyat Law. CleaiCeld
. Pa. Practices in Clearfield and adjo;t:r.g
viunties. OEce in new brick building of J . Boya
t n. 2d streot, one door aortth of Lfnich s Hotol.
TEST. Attorney at Law, Clearfield. Pa., will
, attend promptly to all Lesl bu'ntess eoirosl-
ed to hrscare in Olearfield aod adjoining roaa
ties Ofliae ou Market street. July 17, 13C7.
Sa-ed Loraner. l)ry-GoJs. QucBf ware, Oro-
ceries. Flour. Gram, Feed. Laccn, Ac., Ao.. Gra
bauiton, Clearfield county. Pa. Ooi IV.
P. KP.ATZER. Dealer in Dry-Goods. Clota ir,;.
Hardware Ifueensware. Groceries. rroTt-
sioni.eto , Market Street, nearly nr-posit tb.
Court House. Clearfield. I'a. June. ISi'.i.
Deelor in Drncs,
il MeJ icihcfl. Vainte. Gils. Stationary, Perfume
ry Fancy Goods, Notions, etc., etc.. Market street,
OIoai field. Pa Dee. S. ISr.S.
KRATZER A FON, dealers in Dry Oooda
Clotliinc. Hardware. Qneensware. Oroe
riea. lkrorisious. Ac, eoond Street iIeai field.
Pa. Deo 17.1 St6.
rOlI.N QtTLICH. Manufacturer of all kinds ol
Cabinet-ware. Market street. Clearfield. Pa
He also wakes to ardor CoSns. On short notice and
attends funerals with a hearse. April. ''S
I'ltCHiRD MOPSOP, Dealer in Foreisiand te
ill lucstin Dry Goods. Groceries. Flour, Bacen,
l.iUurs. a. Koom. on Market s'.reet. a few -in-u
est m .7orWfJffv.Cleitffle!:l. Pa. Apri7.
CfLLOrGH A KRERs. Attof-nkys-at-Law,
Clearfield, Pa All lecal businees erurcpt-
ly attended to. Consultations in Eaglipa or Ger
man Oct. 27, ISCsr.
T. J. rrLtor-oH.
s. L. IttlkS.
; all kinds of Stone-were. Clearfield, Pa. Or
de solicited wholesale or retail lie a'si.kcep
on hand and for sale an assortment of ekrtbeus
ware, of his own manufacture. Jan. 1. IS'.S
"Vt M. HGOVVH. Wholesale and Retail Dealer in
large assortment of pipes, cigar cares. Ac., con
stantly on hand. Two doors East of the Post
Office, Clearfield. Pa. May 19, "69.
ITfE3TERX HOTEL. Clearfield Pa This
lV well known hotel, rear tbe t ourt House. Is
worthy the patronage of the public. The taMe
will be supplied with tbe best in the market. Tba
best of liqnor. kept. .IoHM DolGHEKTY.
TOHN II. Ft'LPORD, Attorney at Law. Clear-
el field. Pa. Office on Market hneet, orer
Hart .wick A Irwin's Drug fctore. Prompt attention
given to the eecuringofb'cont J claims. Ac. .and ts
ail legal business. Maron IV,
A I T II O R N , M. D., Physicias and
Scroeo. havinc located at Kylertcwo.
Pa., otters bis professional services
sens ot that place and vicinity.
to the eui
Sep.Wly w a. AitMsTRono. : : : : : iaucbliiji
Williamsport, Lycoming County. Pa All
legal business entrusted to them will be carefully
and promptly attended to, (Aug 4,'09-Gm.
I1T ALBERT. A BRO'3.. Dealers in Dry Roods,
V ,'iroeeries, Hard were. Qneenawarn. Flour Ha
eon. etc.. Woodland. CteerGeld eounty Pa. Jlso
extensive dealers in all kindsof sawed lumber
shingles, and square timber. Orders solicited.
Woodland, Pa., Aug. 19th, 1S63
DR J. P. BURCnFIKI.D Late Surgeon ofth
83d Reg't Penn'a Vols., baring retained
from the army, offers bis professional services to
the cititens of Clearfield and vicinity. Profes
sional calls promptly attendad to. Office oa
South-East corner of 31 and Market Streeu.
Oct. 4. S6a 6m p .
QUUVEYOR. The undersigned offers
his services to tbe public, as a Purveyor.
He may be found at Lis residence in Lawieaee
township, when not engaged; or addressed y
letter at Clearfield. Penn'a.
March fith. ISS7.-tf. J t.MEB MITCHELL.
" PhyMcian and Surgeon,
Having located at Osoeola. Pa ; offers bis profes
sional services to the people of that plaee aud sur
rounding country. All calls promptly attended
to. Office and residence on Curtin Htreef, former
ly occupied by Dr. Ki n. May !.'..
" - riTOToariAP gallert,
fABKET arneKT, CLKAHr-isLn, rivs'l.
Negatives made in cloudy as well as ia efear "
wether. Onftaritly ea hand a good usar'aieat
of Frames. Stereoscopes and Slereust pn Views.
Frames, from any rjle of ruoul jii.p. made re
order. dec 2 Ob-jy. !-C3-if
arid Conveyancer. Having recently lo
cated in the Borough of Lumber t. Ky . and ruia
sumed the practice of Laud hurveyieg. reaoect
fully tenders bis professional services to the own
ers and sneenlators in lands in ClearBild un 1 ad
join; counties Deidsot Conveyar.ro neatly ex
ecuted. Office and residence one door East ef
Kirk tit 5pencera Store
Lumber City. April 14, 1S ly.
COLDIERS' BOUNTIES. -A recent bill
has passed both Houses of Conp'c and
signed by the President, giving soldiers who en
listed prior to 22d July, lsfil. served one y tar or
more and were honorably disoharged. a beaut
of s i oa.
rSBountiea and Pension collected by me for
thoseentitled to tbera.
Aug. tth.ljofi. Clearfield. Pi
DR. A M. TlILL desires totnform his patleate
and the public generally . tbat he bas aseoerated
with him in the practice of Dentistry .S. P SHAW.
D. Il S , who is a graduate of tbe Philadelphia
Dental College. ai-i iiieretore has the blgbea
attestations of bis Pr ofs.-ional sk ill.
All work done in the orfcee I will bold myself
personally responsible tor being done in tbe meat '
satisfactory manner and highest order ef the r re
lession An established practice of twenty-two years Is,
this plaoe enables me to speak to mj patron wita
EngugemenUfrom a distance should be msde
by letter a few day before the patient detigna
eoming. Clearfield. June . ISRS-ly.
SALT' SALT n A prime article ef ground a
um salt, patcp in petes t seeEj, for aleehe
attbertcteof JsrWOf.
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