Raftsman's journal. (Clearfield, Pa.) 1854-1948, February 01, 1871, Image 1

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jacket poetry.
I did not purchase for my bride
Kich jeweled rings and costly fans.
But what I thought would be her pride
A set complete of pots and pan.
I would nt win sweet Jennie's love
By ge'.dea gifts of magie, power ;
If she a proper wife would prove.
She would prefer some bags of floor.
I did not play with JonnieV heart,
Nor try to fix it were it fickle,
But sent, distrusting modern art,
A side of pork for her to piokle.
I did not give her rubies red.
To lend her raven hair relief ;
But what would charm when we were wed
A good supply ef potted beef.
I Jid not wanton with ner love.
lL.il pined lo nestle on my breast,
Just lika a drooping, tired dove,
tut sent a couch where it could rest.
I did not, when the moon was bright,
Take Jenny out for tranquil walks,
But took her what would more delight
A dozen each bt knives and forks.
I did not send her flow'rets bright,
Whose brightness, ah ! so quickly wanes,
llut comfort in the darkest night,
A set of sheets and counterpanes.
And to at last ear little store
Would furnish well an envied cot ;
But then I should hare said before
blie jilted ma, and kept the lot.
It was a terrible stormy night ; dark as
pitch, and blowing a hurricane. My over
coat was wet through, and my jaek-boots
completely filled with water. The lij-'htriitttr
kept up one eonstant succession of vivid
Hashes, and the deep thunder rolled in eve
ry direction. Under the ruost favorable cir
cumstances such a night would not be con
sidered pleasant ; but when you are alone in
a country you don't know, have lost your
way, and can't see a oot beyond your hor
se's nof.e, I don't think any o:ie cn imaging
anything uiore unpleasant. Thi--, however,
was uiy ease. I was iu the far, far West. in
fact, at a greater distance from the Atlantic
aboard than I had ever attained belore.
Business had called methere.and for certain
reasons I had to travel toward the backwoods
takiuK with uie a considerable sum of mon
ey, which it was of the utmost importance
I should deliver safely at its domination as
goon as possible.
In my anxiety to xerform rcy misdnn well
I had foolishly pas.sc-d the place where I
oucht to have rested for the night, loudly
hoping to reach another station before the
clu?e of the evening; but the :torm comin.ir
on, I lost uiy way, and there I was, stumb
line about over stuiups of trees, my horse
knee-deep in the mud, and I without the
slightest id'a which way to turn.
Down came thi rain in torrent -5, beafiripr
the iunddy earth as1 if it wished lo wash it
clean. 1 was wet through to tin skin, and
my horse at every Mcp seemed finking deep
er and deeper into the mud. till at last he
refused to move a -:;ep further. In vain I
plunged uy spurs into his sides, and used
my whip, not another foot would he move,
but ttood with tretubliiijr flanks and extend
ed uo.trila, the picture of agonized fear: fo
I was forced to dismount at; i bad him. But
you may jud&e my surprise when I reached
his head to find that he was neatly touching
a wall. I stretched forth my hand, ?.ud, to
my delight, found it was a lop hut.
'Here is shelter, at ail events," said I,
to niysrlf, "though I seireely deserve it for
rny foolhardiness in riding past the station.
S'e!l, I suppose I shall have to fro supper
less to sleep, and heaven knows that is bad
enough in my present couditiou. "
lr.iwiti? thy bt idie over my arm, I le i my
horse rouud rh.; building, feeling earelu!!y
s i as not to miss the doorway. I pa-svd
down one side and turned the corner, v'n jn,
to my delight, I perceived a light shining
through si'ruie chinks in the logs. Without
j aaiiu a in iment t) consider what quests
mipiit 1 e a-r .'nibled inside. I ha'tctied to
the dour, aud leating loudly upon it, de-r.au.i.-d
admittance. 1 had not Ion 2 to wait.
T;.e di.or opened slowly, aud a tall thin man
ft. ol leftnv Hie.
follow tvs- roupb'y drcsse-1, and wore
tiLr-e hiua 1 brimmed hat thrown carelessly
en lii- head ; a cloak, much the worse for
we-r, h '.ti? lrom his shotilders aiid nearly
roa. hi d the ground ; his figure was spare,
l.it very powerful. With his left hand he
h'jld the door, so as to be ready to clo3 it
in an instant, aud in Lis riht a Coit's re
v IviT Voucg America's constant compan
i rt.
L' tvinc; glanoed at his toilet, I turned my
t!fr::tio!i to his face, sr,4 I must say, a more
c 2-!teaIi!e one I never witnessed. It was
't:c an ! thin, but very sallow, hhzh cheek
Is .!;:. sharp, evil looking ees, a uoso like
an cube's beak, low, rfcodiii I'orchead.and
a lou-o mouth Ciled with horrible tuski. A
' !i.' ti;!t of hair hun; from his chin, and
bi-'i;i;i r lip and cheek had not felt the
t v.j !i of a razor for some days.
liav'mi: lixc l his evil eyes on me, and ta-k-ti
a L- iod inventory of my personal appear
fie ai.d effects, he pocketed his pistoi.and
.'r:t'!. d out :
"Wa!. what's tha matter?" .
'.Matter:" I exclaimed; "matter enough.
I -!.-uld thit.k. 1 have lost my way, and
am v-r. to the sin."
V;ii. I e.in't help that," he replk'd.and
(I: -- as if to shut the door.
i'. : I t.ee.1 sh Iter," I cried ; "my go.)d
f I I :i!n n -arlv drowned."
' V ei ..t look as if sou'd been making
- i , Is f yourself," he drawled, open-in-'
Lis mouth, and showin.-his friglnful
' l -n't keep me here, mv good fellow,"
I x -'litned. look in ir anxiously at the fire ;
"1 I'm;-.- want a teed for my horse and she!
i'T tnysolf ; for both of which you shall
be w-!l paid."
' f i. r' s a h irn at the end of the hut for
ti.. 'r-.'" said he. jerkin? his head in the
i I; r .-'-yu had better eo and put btin
iv:,!iL'er, and then eon.e licre.''
A- 1 ,-uw there was no help for it, l ied
:ny 1. :" to the barn, made him as comfort
able a-, I could, and then taking my scddle-baj-
over my arm, entered the hut.
It w:ls a wretched hovel, composed of
r-'U'h Sitiwii as. rmdv rut to-rether, and
........ ..1 .:.u ' 4 ...."... mico ti ivlvich
J I'-'i Willi I1IU11, ' "
had fallen awav, leaving the logs exposed to
view, and the shtrp wind whistled ihront-h
'he clink, ia a mi erahle maimer. The
hearth was composed of stones beaten into
th.- earth, and upon it blazed a lar-'e fire,
which, although it fi'ld the room with
phi le, was, in my condition, most accep
table. My newly made acquaintance appeared to
have fallen fast asleep before the fire ; so
piving one look at his disagreeable counte
nance, I took off my coat and waist-oat. laid
'e.'m out to dry, and plat-ibg the saddle bags
lor a pillow, prepared to go to sleep.
"Wal, stranger," said my host, starting
p with a snarl, "I du think you might be
more perliie, and just hand over the news.
1 guess it isn't often we get any down in
thesa parts, aud therefore we don't lo3e a
chance of raising any when we can."
"I must beg your pardon," I replied ; "I
thought you were asleep, and therefore was
(juiet in case I wieht disturb you."
"Air you hungry ?" he demanded.
"As a hunter," was my cuiphafio reply.
"I jruess you won't object to this bit of
corned beef, then,1' said he, pushing some
coarse bread and salt meat towards me.
"On the contrary,", i replied, "nothing
could be more acceptable."
"I guess you're thirsty," he said, after
watching me devour tne meat.
"Sahara is Dothing to me," I avowed.
"iNlon't know auything about your Sa
rah," he rep!ied,"but I du know agirl nam
ed i'olly, who does drint,- ehe du ; a patent
double pressure engine is nothing to her,
that it ain't ; she takes in more liquid than
a Mississippi steamboat, and' whea she's at
hijrh pressure I guess she's as dangerous."
I expressed my sorrow at Miss Polly's
failing, aud asked hiiu if he had anything
to driTik.
"W'af, yes ; here's some Bourbon whisky;
put yourself outside that, and you won't
feel jour soaking."
I needed no second invitation, for.in spite
of the huge fire, I was shivering with told;
and as 1 had most important business to ex
ecute, was most anxious at any risks to keep
up uiy strength, so as to accomplish my
As I drank the whisky my companion
Lpsed into silence, and I began to ponder
upon the weakness of human judgment, and
the unfairness of what people cail "impres
sions" in particular.
"Here is a man," thought I, "that eve
rybody would proclaim a scoundrel from his
diabolical countenance ; iudirin from that
you would say that he was mean, cruel and
unprincipled rye;. although I have not feen
him before, he not. only gives mc the shelter
of his roof, but also shares his supper and
whisky with me. i will never trust to ap
pearances again."
V hiht 1 had been making these reflec
tions, I again prepared for sleep ; but my
doing so evidently displeased my companion
lor stretching out his long legs to their full
length evidently to kick, miue he gave a
terrible yawn.
. "l'anied if you ain't the slowest cuss I've
met on this side of creation," he growled.
"Ain't you got no news '"
Half angry and half amused at his strange
manner, I replied :
"I am extremely sorry that I have no news
to give you, and unfortunately I have not
the imagination of some of our New York
papers, or I would inveut some for your
"Now, look here, stranger, none of your
impertinence. I guess you're a Bostouer,
which aeiousts for your infernal slowness.
What's the good of c paper, if there isn't
something new in it ' S'pose there's a mur
dor or robhery, ""d 't9 a rest one, wai, you
read it and enjoy it. . But s'pose it's a h-Le
oae, 'bout people you know nothing about,
wal, you enjoy it, and thre isn't halt the
darned injury done. You Llf or cry as
much over one as the other, and you don't
know the people ; therefore, what can it
mutter to you whetiier it is true or false ' it
does just the stme."
Not feeling inclined to argue with my
friend over the matter, especially as 1 could
see that he was a man who would not take
contradiction quietly, I readily owned that
I was wroug and he wis right.
"S'pose you don't want to sleep directly,
'Indeed I do, for T am very tired."
"I guess it's not safe to sleep in these
parts, unless you can manage to keep one
eye open."
'Why? Surely we are eafe here?"
"I don t knoiv that. I cale late you tir a
stranscr in these parts?"
"But I guess you've heard of Silas Cass
he dnelis hereabouts.
Silas Cass ! I had indeed heard of him
as one of the mist desperate and depraved
characters that haunted the out-settlements
of America. He was suspected nay, it was
morally certain that he had committed
more murders and robberies than any man
in the world ; but he had contrived to evade
the law, lor although suspicion was great,
there was no proof, and the wrctcli had al
ways escaped the punishment he so richly
As I looked at the diabolical face before
rue, 1 was convinced that my host ws no
other than the notorious Silas Cass. I felt a
cold sweat burt out on my forehead, and a
terrible dryness seized my throat. A fiend
like expression of delight spread over the
wretch's tare as he noticed these symptoms
of teiror ; his thin lips were drawn back in
a deviiuh grin ; his greenish eyes were fixed
on me with the malicious gaze of a cat
watching a caged bird. Gathering all the
resolution I could muster, I replied:
"I have heard of Silas Cass, but really I
can't believe the stories they tell about him.
Some people are liorn unlucky, and it has
been the luisfortuue of Cass to be placed in
suspicious circumstances; but there has
never been any proof of his guilt, and there
fore I prefer givins him the bene Be of the
doubt in fact, I think he is more sinned
aaainst than sinning.'!
The monster threw himself Lack and
roared with laughter at w hat he thought my
credulity, aud pushing the whiskey bottle
toward me, ordered me to drink.
I placed the bo; tie to my lips, and pre
tended to take a hearty draught, ouc very
flitl of the fiery luinid entered my ruiuth
VTsJ, you air a queer cu.-s," said the
ruSai.1. "Now, I shouldn't be surprised if
those s.iddle-bags ot yours held a good
amount o.f' dollars?"
"A few, " J replied ;
"and there is a tale
l.ehwii'inrr to t!ii',Iil
"jist so," sabi Si'af. pushing the whisky
Wr' tf.war.ls n "S'DO?e you lake au-
ot'n-.r pull." , , x
I took hold of the bottle, and kept
glued to my lips lor such a length of time
that S-ilas eyes seemed reauy to start uom
their sockets. M
'Guess you're a tall drinker, stranger,
he siii.1.
"Yes," I replied, iu as drunhen a voice
as I could assume ; "that's how I came by
those dollais."
"Bully for you," grinned Silas. "I've
heard of many a boy drinking himself out
ot a fortune, but ne'er a one that drunk
himself rich."
"Oh," sighed I, with drunken earnest
ness, "I once was honest.".
"Once!" said lie, opening his eyes.
"Yes," I replied. "I held a pface in the
Broadway Bank as one of the chief tellers;
but 1 took to gaming and driukiug; and,;los.t
all my money."
"Wal, that didn't make you rich?"
"No; but in a fit of desperation I emptied
my tiil. and the doilais are there."
"Whew !" whistled Silas. "I guess jou
did it up pretty spry?"
'-'You haven't any cards about you?" I
" I guess I have, Jhongh," he replied;
"s'posing we have a game of poker?"
My heart beat with deliirht when he
drew a pack from Jiis pocket, and, grasping.
ine cams, i commenced d"aiing them with
the assumed eagerness of a regular game
ster. . -
I saw the wretch cheat me every time. 1
lost and lost ; still. I continued playing, only
repenting my losses in a maudlin drunken
way, that, made my companion roar with
laughter. He commenced to thoroughly
enjoy himself directly he saw my misery ;
he lighted bis pip'e and began smoking, lie
did not puff out the smoke as an ordinary
man would have done, but opened his j-outh
and let the dense clouds roll rouud his'hor
rible tusks, and long, thin tongue. Each
time he won, he seized tho bottle and drank
heavily of the whiskey. When the bottle
was finished, he produced another from a
small cupboard at the back of the hut.
This soon disappeared, and was replaced by
auothcr; but the more he took the better
he seemed. As he swept up my dollars he
roared with delight, Hinging his huge legs
arouud in the most grotesque manner. He
began chantiug bits of songs, certainly not
nt ror respectable society. To make the
sceue more horrible the storm without had
become so violent that the hut shook be
neath the heavy claps of thunder, and the
lightning flashed through the cracks between
the loas tbat composed the walls, perfectly
paling the red light tf our fire, and cearly
blinding me.
"Lost again 1" shouted Silas, as he swept
up my last lew dollars. "Hear how' the
boys are playing skittles up above ! I guess
that bowling saloon pays, they play pretty
coustaut. What's your next stake?"
"I haven't a cent," I groaned.
"I'll play you five dollars against your
I knew they would be his, anyway, and
therefore staked them. Need I say 1 lost ?
As Silas rose to procure some more
whiskey, 1 took the opportunity of scrib
bling a few lines upon, the back of an en
velope, which I slipped into a sli: iu my
lie madome stake my horse, my coat and
waistcoat; in fact, everything I possessed.
I lost all, and then threw myself back as if
in despair, bewailing my bad fortune and
rashness in having trusted to cards. Silas
seemed highly delighted with my melan
choly, consoling me with the assurance that
there were plenty more banks iu the world,
and I uiieht regain my fortuue. After bear
ing his taunts for some time I pretended to
cry myself asleep, but toek care to place my
face in such a position that I eould see ail
that Silas did without appearing to watch
No sooner had my first snore sounded
than Silas rose from the eround, and, draw
ing his revolver, advanced toward me.
"Of all the darned tools I evar jiid meof,
tnis one fc-Ls tuein mi. xie a niter! I.io "
he is a disgrace to the name. I s'pose it's
no Use potting him; he e'sn't brit,g anything
ngaijstme! lie lost nil
Besides, he won't eare a
his money i.i play.
oat kie
up a
noise in ease of the bank liuling hiiu.
yet be would be safer.
As he spoke he leveled the pistol straight
at my head. I shall never foi.uet that ter
rible moment. I knew that the tslighut
movement wiuld be tho signal for my dialh.
and so remained perfectly motionless; but
the strange, horrid cold calm that stole ovet
me will never pass from my memory.
'Bahl" he said, put'ing up the pistol,
"let him live ; I've got the other oi:e to at
tend to."
lie turned away and left the hut. care
fully closing the door behind him. I ii-tcn-e
1 to his retreating footsteps, and when they
sounded distant I sprang to my feet. My
first idea was flignt, but a moment s consid
eration told me that that would be certain
death. I crept lo the door atid peeped
tbrauL'h the chinks in the wall, lhe storm
still r-'ged and by the constunt flushing of
the liiihtuinK I wps enabled to see lor some
distance. Silas was coming toward the hut,
carrying a heavy burden on bis shoulders.
lie stopiied nvthu side ot a ponu about ten
yards from the bnil liuir, and threw down
his load it was tne boay ol a man. onas
then took some cords f.um his pocket, aiid
with them bound a hu'e stone to the body.
When this was done he picked up the
gha.itly object, and with more than human
strength hurled it into ihc pond. Thc!it:ht
iusr ticamed out brightly; the pale, ghastly
tacu seemed tuminrr one ar-peaiine; look to
heaven for revenue : the cold, dnll waters
closed over it, and all was still again.
Struck with horror, I could scarcely move,
and with difficulty regained my position by
the fire before Siins returned.
Oiiietlv tahitiir off his own coat and waist
coat, which were as bad as they could be,
he threw them into one corner ot the room,
and then with all the coolness imaginable,
dressed hiir.self in my garments. He again
left the hut with my saddle bags, and a few
minutes afterward I heard the ring of my
horse's feet as he galloped away.
In a moment I had seized his coat, and
putting it on, dashed from the hut iu hot
I ran until almost ready to drop. Still 1
pressed oa ; the spirit of reveDge had en
tered my soul, and bore me up. At last I
saw a horseman crossing tho bill. I knew
the figure but too well it was Silas Cass.
Tili morniug I dodged from Lush to Lush,
keeping as close to him as I dared. Had I
had a pistol with me I fear Silas would, have
stood a poor chance. At last I perceived a
party of hor cmen riding to atd us. and in
a minute I burst from my hiding place and
commenced shouting as loudly as I eould,
."Stop him, slop him! he is a mur
derer 1"
Silas looked quietly behind him, and see
T?j me running, drew his revolver, present
ed and fired. The bullet whistled close lo
my head, but did no damage.
By this time the horsemen had heard my
cries and were dose upon Silas, who Levi
tated for a moment whether to attack me- or
not. but seeinc the party ot horsemen were
ariiied, he turned his horse's head as if to
gallop across the country; but the leader of
the horsemen swung his rifle round, and pre
senting it at SiLas, called him to stop.
"I guess th'S is a pretty shindy," said
Silas, coolly, " ail ahou a fellow who has
lost his money at poker."
"Slop that man," I cried; "he has rob
bed me of my money, horse, and clothes."
"Why, you darned viper," said Silas,
"didn't you lose them to me fairly at poker,
in the bloek hut?"
"No," I cried; "he robbed me there, and
I call upon J-O'i all to help me arrest him for
bavins committed murder. I saw him
throw'the body into a pond by the log hut,
last nk'ht. Expecting the same Li'e, 1 wrote
on an envelope these words : 'I have been
rolled and murdered by Sii;; Ca James
An-el.' You will find it in a slit iu the
lining of my eoat, which that man now
wears, for he is Silas Cass."
Scarcely bad the words escaped my lips
when Silas again presented his piste 1, and
this time with better effect, for the bullet
pierced my arm, but at the same instaut one
of the horsemen dealt Cass a heavy blow
with his rid'j, aud laid him senseless on the
Siias was handed over to the authorities
and searched ; my cn?e!of e was found npon
him. The body was found in tho pond, as
l described. My story was tofd and proved
true, and in a Jew days l had the satistac
tion of kuowiug that Silas Cass was uo
Old Agk and Good IIealth. Every
person of remarkable longevity, whose hab
its Have studied, retired to rest at an early
hour, lie may have trantrressed other
laws of health for example, he may have
used spirits and tobacco moderately ; but 1
nave Heard or no long liver who habitually
sat up till a late hour, and I may add that
among them all I have never read of a large
Eat right and sleep right, and you have
the two' fundamental conditions of health
and long life. Establish these two sources
of life as fixed habits, and if you get drunk
once a month and smoke five cigars a day,
yon may, notwithstanding, live a long life in
the enjoyment of good health. But sit up
in a furnace-heated room till 11 o'clock, and
eat the quantity and quality of food con
sumed by people who belieye iu a short life
and a merry one, and you may rest assured
that the yearly trip to tho mountains, a
moiiibjB guzzle of Saratoga waters, and the
attentions of a fashionable doctor ajl put
together will fail to save you from early
wrinkle?, early loss of sight, premature gray
hair, and a short life.
Then do you ask me how you can reach
eighty-five in the enjoyment of ail your
I reply, go to bed at 0 o'clock, ' and eat
twice a day a moderate quantity of plaiu
food, Dio Leicis.
Very Sharp. A notorious scamp was
once brought before an Onondaga justice of
the peaee. He was accused of having conic
the "strap game" over a native. The port
ly justice, wishing to decide understaudinely,
asked to see a sample of his skill. "The
party" instantly produced a leather strap,
gave it a scientific whi-.-k across the bench,
and remarked :
"You see, judge, the quarter under tha
"NVhat! interrupted the dignified func
tionary ; do you mean to say there is a
quarter tinder there?"
"Sartin." . .
"No such thing!" said the justice.
W ith accustomed adroit ness the strap was
withdrawn, when lo! there was the quarter.
"Well,'i said tlie astonished Shallow, "I
wotrtdn't have believed it if I hadn't seen it
with my own eves. Here Ls vour dollar.
A -J - e . J i; t t i-
eontrary to tne statu;. V'r umoiiu.
and provided."
The elongated countenance of the gam
bler required no additional evidence to tes
tily Lis appreciation of the "sell."
As IxoENioirs Innkekper. The story
of the uanJy who showed how much art sue
ccrdeil force by seppratimr two fight ins dogs
by clapping his snnft box to tneir noses, is
capped by the landlord of the iun at Balna
cardoch, Scotland, quite an original in his
way. In winter a number ot the neighboring
shepherds assembled at his house to drink,
crack jokes, and wile away the long nights.
Sometimes they got quarrelsome. hen a
fray is brewing, our hera puts a bit ot Cay
enne pepper in a Lit of brown paper.makes
the tonils red hor, lilts the packet with them
and holds it at the bottom of the door. The
result is magical. An inveterate sneezing
and coughing commences, which is instantly
succeeded by ru.-h to the door and a break
up of the company.
Lazy Boys. An exchange says a lazy
Loy will make a lazy man as sure as a crook
ed sapling will make a crooked tree. Who
ever sa.v a boy grow up in iu.ciiess that did
not make a shiftless vaeal u.id when he be
came a man, uii!e;.s he had r. lo; tune t? keep
up the appearances if The mass or thieve.i,
criminals and paupers have ci.-me to what
they arc, by being brought up in idlern-ss.
Those who compose the Lusine.-s part of the
community, who make our great useful men,
were tausrl.t in their i'C'ihooI to be indus
trious. Boys, take those pipes out ef your
mouths aud think of this.
Lif.e. Our every life is a sermon. Oar
birth is the text from which we start. Youth
is the introduction of the di.scour.-e. During
our manhood we lay down a few propositions
and prove them. Some of the passages are
dull, and some are very sprightly. Then
come inferences and applications- At sev
enty years we say, "Fifthly and lastly."
The doxology is sung. The benediction is
pronounced. The book is closed. It is pet
ting cold. Frost on the window-pane. Au
dience gone. Shut up the church. Sexton
goes home with the key eu his shoulder.
When a girl thinks a good "deal" of a
"spruce" young man, and "pines" for his
company, isn't she in the "lu:iiber"businf.vs
pretty heavy? Certainly, if she "boards"
in the same family, and "shingles" tier hair
and is able to "jdauk" down a lew thousand
of Bunk stock, and docs not disturb the
"sleepers" by keeping late hours.
Of all the annoyin? men in thU world,
the good Lord pre'servo us from him who
thii.ks hiinsclt more righteous thnn his
reighbors who imagines that his way to
Heaven is the only iru-i way, and that those
who won't believe in him disbelieves in
Cartain Hall has arrived in New York to
make further arrant-emc-u'.s for his expedi
tion and has secured the lVri.Tinkla.former
!y a tn boat, which is to be fitted for stam
as well as eailius purposes. He will leave
in May. a
The Lripht spots of a man's life are few
enouch without blottinji any out. The bean
like the earth, would cease to yield good
fruit were it not sometimes watered with the
tears of sensibility ; and the fruit would be
worthless, but fur the sunshine of smiles,
A visitor at a certain city church ?ay3 he
was tucked into a back pew under the ?al
lrv and no one thought tj hand him a hymn.
book. But they did not overlook him when
the collection was taten.
A man living in Kansas City has a full
set of furniture made ot the tree on which
his lather was bung ten years ago.
One Kansas editor calls another an "eigh
teen karat fraud."
The Candle in the Gunpowder.
A merchant was one evening celebrating
the marriage of his daughter. While the
guests were enjoying themselves above, he
chanced to go into the basement where he
met a servant carrying a candle without a
candlestick. She passed on to the cellar for
wood, sod j-oturuiiis quickly without the
candle, the merchaut suddenly remembered
that during the day. several barrels of gun
powder had been opened. Inquiring what
she had done with the candle, to his amaze
moot and horror her reply was, that not
being uble to carry "it with the woud, she
had S2t it in a small barrel of '"black sand,"
in the cellar, lie flow to the spot. A long,
red snuff was ready tp fall from the wiek
into the mass of powder, when, with great
presence of mind, placing one hand on each
side of tue caudie. and making his hands meet
at the top oner the wick, he safely removed
it from the barrel. At first he smiled at bis
previous terror; but the reaction was so
great that it was weeks before he overcame
the shock which his nerves had sustained in
that terrible moment.
Beneath the surface of social enjoyments
are burning passions and terrible temptations
which may bring terrible destruction at any
moment. To tempt with a glass of wine a
man who is trying to couttl an inordinate
appetite for strong diinks fs to set the can
die in the "black sand." To surround one's
self with companions whose idea of society
is that conscience shall not stand in the way
fd enjoyment is to use gunpowder for a cau
Uiestiek. To act on the principle' that a
"loan'1 may be taken s?cret!y from an em
ployer's till, or that any secret vice may be
indulged "just this once," is to expose the
soul to terrible destruction.
It is thirty miles from the foot of Etna to
the crater, and the surface of the entire
mountain is 1,900 square mils. The ereat
crater is len miles round and 40') ytyds high.
Pindar called it the pillar ol heaven, and
Deucalion and Pyrrha were paid to have
taken refiice on it to escape the deluge.
The perpendicular height is 1 1. (,'00 feet, or
rather above two miles. In no eruption,
that happened in the year lG'JJ, the city -of
Catania was overrurnt d iii a moment, aud
IS, 000 peoi h; perished in the ruins.
Flowers. Let there be some one to set
a tuft cf mi-rnouctte by every sick man's
pillow, and plant a fuchsia in every work
higuian's yard, and place a geranium in
every bev?iug-irl's window, and twine a cy
press about every poor man's giave, and
above all, m;.y there come upon us the bio-sing
of. Hint whose footsteps the mosses
mark, and whose breath is the rciloletiej of
flowers. Between these leaves I press thee,
O "Lilly of the Valley."
When a man comes home aud trios to bolt
the door with a sweet potato, pokes the fire
riH-.-1rsa!itntTs,5"nn,Tio'!t jacK,-m-v
to cut.kinuiis f"i" his morriio: lire w.ih ti
paper-knife, takes a cold pota'o in his hand
to light him to bed, and prefers sbepisjsr in
his hat mid boots, you may roa.-.ouably ii;:jf
that lie has been muLhiji the acqujiata-ice
of soma very fiieudiy reopli.
Some mu.sic teacher once wrote that ''the
art of playing a violin requires the nice-st
perception and sensibility of ai:y art in the
known world." Upon which the editor
comments iy tho following, manner: "lhe
art ot publishing a newspaper aud mukintr
it pay, and, at the fcame time, making it
please everybody, beats fiddling higher than
a kite."
A citizen of Arkansas, while on board o;
a steamer on the Mississippi was asked by a
gentleman, "whether the raising of stock
in Arkansas was attended by much dhTicu'.ty
or expense?" "O, yes, stronger thc-y suf
fer much from insects." "Insects ! by,
what kind of injects, pray?" "Why, bears,
catamounts, wolves, ai.d suchlike insects."
A thief made a raid upon the premises of
a preacher, nnnit-d G' .iild, in Nebraska City,
the other ui.Lt, an 1 captured a lot of shirts,
sheets, cutlery, &e. 2i"ext morning the
tuaules were left ut hi- d'.i.r, vriui the follow
ing : "Rev. Crli-J dMJetit no twoasa min-net-ters
lions or I woodent a took theas
things. Hear theay is. CoSSCE::ce.
An agent-, sdieitinj; subscribers lor a book,
showed the prospectus to a man who, alter
reading, "One dollar in boar.!:, ami one
d'.liar and twenty-Eve cents iu sii-ep," de
clined fcubserildiig, as ho mi;:ht not have
boards or sheep oa baud when called upon
for payment.
"Ticlna L i .T.o, V' pti'iiiI inil tin hor
ror struck Irishman as the nurse approached
bearing a new pledge cf affection from his
lruitlul helpmate. "Twins, hinny 1" cried
nurse; "faith, aud it's the blessed whisky
that makes you see double this morning!''
A gentleman visiting Glasgow for the first
time, and fullh;,' in with very wet weather,
inquired of a person in the street if it al
ways rained iu Glasgow. "Na," was the
answer, " itsuaws sometimes."
A charitable Cincinnati peufieman keeps
a pair of dogs chained at his irjnt door, so
that j.oor people who stop to "ijefc a hire''
can he accommodated without taking the
trouble to go into the house.
Some wretch has stolen the thermometer
from the ofhee of the Fond du Lac i-'rpor'er.
The paper informs the thief it will .e ot uo
use to him where he is goings us it doenot
work higher than 313.
A strange sight was witnessed on the
Missouri river on taturuay, in the moving
Jrom Omaha to Council liiulis of a hr- e
across the -temporary rai.road bridge be
tween those places.
Cleanliness is so iieccs;a-y to hea-th that
Dr. Francis says, if he ever recommcu.ic i u
cure ail, it should consist of a bar of ycilow
The Boston Post thinks it is a good tiling
tor Horace Greely's heirs that that rentio
man's will is not in hi.-, own hatii-writing.
Somedody has discovered that in forty
years a snuff taker dnvote3 twenty-four
months to blowiug his nose.
"Pat, whatare you digging that hole for?"
"It's not the hole, sir, it's the uirt I'm digging-"
lie who wishes to be great must bestir
himself in early youth.
Mediation is the mother of devot'on, but
the daughter of retirement.
A W. WALTEUS. Attorxev at Law
XX .JC1 carotid. I'a. Office in the Oeurt liouje j
t tTALTKB CAKKETT, Attorney atLnw.Cler
field. I'a.
-M:it 13. IsR.t.
J B. GRAHAM SONS. Dcaleia i Pry-Goads
. (Jrieeries. Hardware. 1,'tKjensware. Voodon-
ware, eroviions. etc.
eiarKct t?t. C'lrarfipM. J'a,
F IUULER A CO.. Healers in narwara
and til icufac-tiirers of Tin and theet-iron
ur. Second itreet. OlcarfieW. I'a. Mnr "7ti.
TT F.XAVOLE. Watch and Clock
Maker, and
1 1 . dealer in Watches. Jewelry, Ac.
llcoui in
j raaam's row, .Market it roc t.
Nov. IS.
HOs J MoCPLLoroil. ATT..-r.NE-. --AT-L.w. :
CicarQi'ld, Ta. All lesal btwiness i.romi.t- '
K attended to. Cet. '27. ls-J'J. i
HEED. Market Htreot, Clearfield. Pa.. I
V Fancy Dry oods, Wbito (innM.. Nutior.s.
Kmbroiderics, Ladies' and Gents' Furni'hins
Uood, etc. June la, '70.
j. P. tnvt.
TFVI5 KREBS. (Successor" to II. B. Swoop.).
Law and Collection Orrica. Market street.
Cle.irfi rid. Pa. Nov. :0. 1S7U.
A I. SHAW.Dealer in Drut;?. Patent Medivinea.
Fancy Artictos, etc. and Proprietor of Dr.
Ifoyer's West Lraeeh Li'.ters, iiarket Street,
JicarticH, Pa. June 15.:70.
D. UEAD. Jl D., PuvstrtAS at.d '?rKafi0.s .
fesiional services to the ctu
cusof that r.lace and
surrounding c-mntrv.
I Apr. 2ll-:'m.
0".ni:; T. Uohlk. Attorney at Law
ven, P. i. Vv'iil jjra.tuje ia iho 5c
Lock Ila-
fcveral courts
oi CleuriicI 1 coiintv. l'uihe.-i eutru-t-d to- hioi
will reo"ive prompt atU'tti ,n. Ju. -0, '70-y.
CKR.VrZ.:it, Dealer in Dry-'Juods. Clothir.?.
. Hardware, tjueeusware. Groceries. Provi
sions, etc.. Market .Street, ncaily opposite the
Court House, Clearfield, Pa. June, lsr.i.
JD M'FA' ALLY, Attorneyat Law. ClearficlL'
. Pn. Prsetices in Clearfield and adjoin'nj
bounties. OSico 5u new brick building of J. Uoyu
t in. '21 ytreet, one door south of Lanich's Hotel.
TTt:?T, Attorney at Law. ClearSeld, Pu., will
. attend promptly to nil Leal businer-8 entrust
ed to hiacaro in Clearfield and adjoining coun
tics. Office on Market street. July 17, 1S67.
WSIAS II. FOPvCET. Dealer in Sc-onr e.ri
S:ivod Liitnhcir, Dry-'.ior.ds.Qiicer.sv m-e. iro-
cenes. i lour. iJr.-ii.i. Feud, !?:ieon, Ae , .lo., Gra
hiiinloiv Clearfield eountv. Pa. OQt 1.
TT KTS'.VICK ' tKWIJf. Denlera in Drug;:.
jTX Medi-ines. Pnints Oils. Stationary. Perfume
ry . 1'ancy (joods, Motions, etc., etc. Slarkct atreet,
Clearfield, Pa Dee. 15, ISfii.
( KSATZKH A PON, dealers in Dry Coods
V . CSnthio?. Hardwire. Ciueensware. Groce
ries. Pro;
ii-iona, e.. Heeond
Street Cle.n field.
Dec. 27. !KJi.
TOlirJ GT'ELTCH. V.n:ractiiror all '-.ind? o
(J Cnionet-waro. Market street. Clearfield. Pa
He aloi-i.'.lcc? toordcrC.fnr.c. on short notice aLd
attends t'lieeriils Ti rrh a he.'irra. AprlO.'DQ.
ire t nt
. IX C. VtlTTl
rt street, a few ioor.
!d. Pa. Apr27
,1 ri:tniy! C
-r. Ttc
T-wT-..T.'tJ.CS It riCLT'-P"-'-. ATTin-r:YS at Law
? CI.---irSe'd Pa. 'H . e in rrs ilt-nse of V. A.
Wallace" I.r.si hoMm" of all srn 'n afcn.Ie.1 lo
vi!U j.romi-tauss and fidelity. )an .::
rrti v.-AI.e ACE. FllASK
TT ,r S 'lli'I- ATi.5r.SET T I,aw. ClcnrCetd
J'j P.n.. trill (.!' f-romptlT o Im-ii.e.A on
tru: l to hiii citra. tiiao on teconi flonr or new
ImiWin" adioir.iMS County National r.acic.aRi
neirly oppi'- t!teCiurt H.-inra. .Tunc CO. nJ
TTtlEDtUICK 1.KITZI;:GI:R. Manufacturer cf
all kinds of Stone-warc. Clearfield. Pa. Or
dir.- doJicitcd wholesale or retail lie aUokeeps
on hand nd for talc an nssi.rtnient of earthen
ware, of hi o rn m.inuf-.etiiro. .I.m. 1. lS!'--
r v-ti:)N
!iOC.:E, CicnrSeld.
Pn. Thi
' 5 t-iiTTi liotal. ncjir tfce ' ourt ftonco
wor hy the ti"trpn.cci of tlir public J he t:;!..e
will b -i-MO:ie 1 with the e.-t in the mi.ruet. 1 lia
Lest of liqVors kent. JOHN pUn; HKKT1 .
TOIIX II. rUI.f'-T.SD, AtUToey at Law. Clear
field. Pa. OfEc on .Market (street. TJver
Hart .wick A Irwin's Drr.g Ftore. Protr.pt attention
nio.i, ti snrin ifLutlllt claims, .tc..al.d to
ail lc.Tal business. MarehS7, lj7
I T TI O R N , M. H., Pm-stciAS and
Srn';;:oN'. havin-' locate.-l at Ky'frtotrn.
Pa., oifi:r
prcfoji"ral crvicea t ti
tne cm-
t.l:;3 ol th
ep.2J ly
I. C'JItLKV. Dealer in Iry Hooi.
ro.erc!i, H ard ware, "ncensware 1 lour .a-
enii. et-T.. f.O'tiati.l. e lenrn-ia county i a. .-:j
extenive dealers in all binds of iwed lonibtr
fhin.:!rs. and soiinre Is in Iter. Orders soli-.iled.
Woodland, Pa.,Au2. ItUu. Sa
f-R J. P. P.Ui
C!FirLD Late Purscon of the
U s-;a Re-
t fer.i. a VuU.. Laving ic urueu
from the nmy. olrsrs Lis j.rr,:;.-wioni. I tcrriees to
tlio cit'aenn of Clearfield and vicinity. Profo-
f.on.i. ca ts promptly atter.aou to.
Sotith-Uipr corner of 3d and Market Streets,
t'et. 4. IS55 6inp.
QURVKYOR. The tmdersifned offers
his serviees to the pub!iv. as a nrveyor.
r-IIeciaybe found at hii? residence in Lawicnee
township, when not engaged ; or acdrosscd by
letter nt Clearfield, Penu'a.
SUrch 8th. !So7.-tf. JAMES MITCH KLL.
J Uhysieitn nnd Surgeon,
Having located r.t Ofceoln. Pa., olTerf his profes
sional Fervtces to the people of that plare and sur
ronn.tinf eonntry. All calls promptly attended
to, OfTico and rcsidcnee oa Curtin sttreet. former
ly occupied by lr. Kline. Slay l'.t,'r9.
1 1.0
Ijr v
KOP.'JK C. KIPK. .Justice cf th-s Pe.iee, Fur-
cvor .-nd Conveyancer. Liiiher.-lur. la
Ail I usinets entrusted to him will be prorapiiy at
ter. ;e l t . i'crcns 'T-. hle to employ a Survey
or wilt do weil to givo hin a call. ' 1-e :itt.-r.
hitcfcit that bee... rond'.-r atirfac'ic.i. l'dJ
of corvevanse. ar:ic?ps of n;;rcci:irnt. and a'!J.-s:.l
y and neatly executes j.:3 i o-yu
Xoativcs made in elondy as well as in clear
weather, t enstantiy n nanu a goou awunmciu
'rr i-riues. Stereoscopes and Stereoscopic Views.
Frames, ir'.m any ttyls of noiildini. made to
Ieo. 2 '"is-jy. 1 )-rt9-ti.
are constantly rcplenishirg th Jr stock of Irop.
Medicines. i. ?chcol boots and Stationery,
including the Ogood aad;National series
of readers. AUo To'jacco and Ci
gars, of tte bi-.-t qaali'.y. aud at
tho lowest prices. Cail and ee,
Clearacld. Nov in, 1",-.9
Qif; cr ?i:vtnq v. Arn ink 3.
The ui:t perfect an 1 timtile uiar'aiuei ot tha
kin 1 e,.;r ir.vent 1.- p. ith of the above popular
niachiues bava ben lately -improved: uti:l they
s::ind without a rivnl I'rico of t' e Singer l aai
ilv Ma-l.:r.c from S.i'..Cl ti-war'la. aecordinc to
Ltii'h. iiiokiey Kaittw. ?':;".. Circulars aox
saiplcs uitiiled True on application.
SXt'.AV," A . .T'.iN. lifo. Agi's,
No 2 I rixt! St.. Pi'lsturh. Pa.
Agents wr -U-d for the Uiukle M .chme every
where, and for thosirgcr in V.wieia 1 cna a,
Eastern Ohio and West Va., where there '
already e.sutblUhod. LNoT- 24' b J-
pape.s prompt
Tha Kijncyj are tiro in number, aitnated at the
npper part ot the loiu, surrounded by fat. and
coniisiroi; of three part, vii the Anterior, the
Interior, and the Exterior'.'
The anterior absorbs Interior consists of tia
I IUU o' vein, which serve as a deposit for the
I uriuo and convey it to the ettorior. The exfe-
rior is a conductor alfo. terminating in a siugle
j tube, and called the liroter. The ureters are eon
j nectcd with the bladder.
The bladder is coaipoicd ef vanoas coverings
or tisiues, divided iuto parts, vi: the Upper, ta
Lower, the .Nervous, and the Mucoaa. The upper
eipels. the lower retain. Mauy have a desire to
urinate wilhout the ability, othcra uriuato with
out the ability to retain. This frequently ocean
n children.
To cure these affections, we must bripg into ac
tion the niu.c!cs, w hich are enseged in their a
rious TuaciionB. If they ere uezloctcd, Gravel or
Propi-y may ecane.
The reader most also be made aware-, that how
ever ilight may be tho attack, it is sure to affce
the'bodily health and mental powers, as oar flesh
anj Llood are supported from these sources.
Goi't, or Uma-HATisii . Pt in occurring In tho
loins is indicative of the above diseases. They
occur in persona disposed to acid stomach and
chalky concretions.
Tire Gha-fl. The gravel ensues from neglect
or improper treatment of lhe kidneys These or
Sns being weak, the water is not expelled from
the bladder, but allowed to remain; it becomes
feveii.-h, and sediment forms. It is from this de
posit that the atone is formed, and gravel ensues.
Dropst is a colleetii of water in some parts of
the body, and bcar."di5crcnt names, according to
the parts affected, via: whou generally diffused
over the body, it is called Anasarca ; when of the
Abdomen, Ascites; when of the chest, Hydrotho
ras, Te8atest. llclnibcld's highly concentrated
compound Extraet Bnchu is decidedly on of th
best remedies for diseases cf the bladder, kidnoys,
gravel, dropsical swellings, rheumatism .and gouty
affections. Under" thia Head w have arranged
Dysnrie. or difficulty and pain in passing water,
Scanty Eeeret:on, or small and freqnent dischar
ges of water; Strangury, or stopping of water;
Hematuria, or Mood uiin ""'"""
tity, tut increase In color. or dari water. It was
always highly recommended by tha late Dr.
Pbytick, in thesa affections.
Thfs medicine increases th power of digestion
and escites the absorbents iuto healthy exercis
by which the watery or calcareous depositions
and all unnatural enlargonionts, as well as pain
and inflammation are reduced, and it is taken by
men, women and children. Directions for us and
diet accompany.
Philadelphia, Pa., Fek. 25, IS67.
II. T, Hei-mbolb, Druggist:
Dear Sin : T hav been a sufferer, for upward
of twenty years, with gravel, bladder and kidney
affections, dating which time I havo nscd various
medicinal preparations: and been under the treat
ment of th roost eminent Physician, experien
cing but liUle relief
Ilavin; seen your preparations extensively ad
vertised. I consulted with my family physician in
regard to using your lixtract Buchu.
I did this been use I hail used all kinds of ad
vertised remedies, at-d had found them worthless,
and eOm qaite injurious; in fact, I despaired of
ever getting well, and determined to uso no rem
edies hereifter unless I knew of the ingredienta.
It was this that prompted me to use your remedy.
As jou advertised that it ..s composed of buchu,
tubfibs and juniper hurries, it occurred to me and
my physician as an excellent combination, and,
with his advice, after an examination of th arti
i.ia ar.il rnrifiuTtini? arain with th drujrzist, I
concluded to try it. I commenced iu use about
eight mouths ago. at which time I was confined
to my room From the Erst bottle I was astonish
ed and gratiiie-J at the beneficial effect, and after
using it three weeks was abl to walk out I felt
much iike w ritingyon a full statement or my case
at that time, but thought my improvement might
only b temporary, and thereftir concluded to
defer and see if it would effect a perfect cur,
knowing then it would be of greator value to yon
and inor satisfactory to me.
I am now abl to report that a care is effected
aficr u;iiig the remedy for five months.
I havo cot used any now for thre months, and
feI as wtil in all repects as I ever did.
Your Rnchu being devoid ot any unpleasant
taste and odor, a nice toniear.d invigoratorof th
pystein. I do not mean to be without it whenever
occasion may req-aire its use in such affections.
Should any doubt Mr. McCormick's statement,
h refers to the following gen tlemen ;.
Hon. Win. P.igler. ex Onvernor Penn'a.
lion 1 nomas B Florenae. Philadelphia,
lion. J. C. Knox, Judge, Philadelphia.
Uou. J. S. Black, Judge, Philadelphia.
Hon. I). K. Porter, ex-Governor, Penn'a.
lion. Ellis Levis, Judge, Philadelphia.
Han. R. C. (Irier.udge I". S Court.
lion. G. W. Woodward. Judge Philadelpbia.
lion. W. A. Porter, City Solicitor, Fbil'a.
Hon. John liigler, ex-floveruor, California,
lion. E. Eanks, Auditor Gen. Washington, D.C
And many ethers, if necessary.
Sold by Irngfiist and Dealers everywhere. Be
waro of counterfeits. Ask for Helmbold'i. Tak
no other. Price SI 25 per l.ott!e.or bottles for
S3 50. rhvcrel to any address. Deicrib ijmp-
toms ia ail communications.
Address II. T. IIELMBOI.D, Drug and Chemi
cal Warehouse, 551 Broadway, JJ. Y.
iteel-engravei wrapper; with fac-aimil of mj
Chemical Warehouse and aigced
June li.'Tft-ly H. T. H6LMB0LO.-
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