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Clare Courage to Say ~No.”
You're sterling to-day on lire's journey,
Alone on tlrt hi.thway of life;
You'll meet with a thousatel temptations;
Each city with evil is life.
This world is a stage or excitement,
There's dan4or wherever you go ;
But if you aro tempted to weaknorr,
have courage, toy Loy, to say "No."
The iiyron's sweet song may allure you;
Beware of her cunning and art ;
Whenever you see her approaching,
Be guarded and haste to depart.
The billiard saloons are inviting,
Decked out in their tia, , el of show;
You may he invited to enter,
Have courage, my boy, to bay "No."
The bright ruby wine mny be °fillet/
No matter haw tempting it be,
From poison that stings like nu adder,
My boy, have the c o urage to flee.
The gambling hells am before you,
Their lights how they Banco to and cro,
II you should be tempted to enter,
Think twice, oven thrice, ere you go.
In courage alone lies your safety,
When you tlio long journey begin,
And trust in a good moral training,
Will keep you unspotted froth sin.
Temptations will go on increasir,g,
As streams from a rivulet flow,
But if you are true to your manhood,
Have the entira,ge, my boy, to say "No."
SEE MEW 'WINGS;
Jededialt Junlper'm Interview
WWI NCW York.
Ev ',wove MOIL
Tarriagv, sir? Lego you right up !'
'ltit moult, I say Magna Ea 11. %mow yeou
du go on, and follow a feller amount] I 'speet
a to darti'd lazy, or to proud, to bang
un to 6ia own bundle ?'
'llut if you are going up,' continued one
or the Jarvies—
'loin' up ?' echoc , the Wdcvilol Yaukco,
freezing to hi. 4
air, up to a hotel.'
'A hotel? Cit aunt, poll darn ye!'
'Vex, sir, whit yul rijit up ; here's my
'llere's your canine, right away !' ciie
`3l6ter take my climh ; that other feller
11 charge you double Etre.'
'llia fat:CU 4”vitel:e you t' Echoca au•
'And you'll rob a hen root!' is the ready
'O, you go long!' roplies the i hallun ge d
Jarvey; 'you're just out the Toeuibs Vvr
stealing a bridle!'
'And you cone out u' Sing Sing last ui lit
where you was put fee stealing a bridle midi
a horse to it !'
'You're a notorious thief
'You're noted for lying; choked yourself
trying to tell the truth l'
'You lie I'
'Do 1, take that!'
'tie in ! CI iVe it to him !' yeli 0,n1.4.3;
'Fight!' is the echo,
'Ltt up !'
'Give it to him!'
Tall the police I'
Now the lighting becomes general, some
fifty of the carriage and cab drivers, with a
Jarge sprinklin g of thieves, dock loafors and
idlers of the various caliber:4 found is the
vicinity of a New York steamboat landing.
But where was our Down East friend, amid
this general and sudden 'revolution' of the
aenguinary republicans. Gone, double quick
time, of course. No, there he is, in the
very midst of combattants I Ilow they rush
around hint I How they hit and hustle one
another, and ho seemed to e. cape wound,
scratch, or Sear 1 And the quiet observer
might discern rather en odd expression
mantling the rfte of each psnedo pugilist ;
for now and then, as they tossed one another
over our Yankee friend, and cried out in
'l'll give it to you
'Call me a liar?'
'Take that; VII pepper you
They grinned and leered and actually
seemed to have a jolly' time of IL Down
Bast wan nut idle ; legs and lungs were in
'Let go•o-o I Coll darn yeou, let me
'Call me a thief!' cries one of the artful
dodgers, making aftial at a 'ootomporary'
and hitting Yankee.
'&►id I was a convict, did yer ! Take
Gall' yells another.
'And thak !' says a third, making a miss•
hit, and smashing the Down Rot gentle
man's shect•iron looking hat tightly over
the Yankee's orbs of light.
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'llO in, letnons l' shouts tip crow d.
'Let to ivy hat! what in die sin aro you
'bout-t4? Let go, gull darn ye ! yeou'll tear
my hat all to tlioders!'
'Call the peer-iv:o' trios ono of the
lien's a feller raisin' a fight 1' yolld the
'Murder-r-r ! A filler's got ivy watch l'
`Loa out for Oa -pockets I' shout the
loafers and thieves.
'Lot me :tout ! Let go my pockets, Toll
dam ye! What are yeuu ? liit :tout o'
that! Murder!' cries the poor victim.
A bustle takes place, the crowd scatters,
somebody' tries that pickpockets are about
and the 'per-lees' are coming!
'Dello here, what's all this about ?' es
claims the rod-faced policeman, coming up
to poor Duwn East, who has finally man
aged to extricate his.head front his hat, the
exertion putting him all in a foam of pres
pitution, as well as tumbling up his hair
like quills upon the fretful porcupine.
'What's all this row'en?'
`11aow? Goll darn ye Yoou ono of the
follor's been pitehin into me? Jest say so,
and I'll be darno.l if I dant je.At wallop yeun
aout of yocitir ceow skins, or my name's not
Jedtaliab Jumper, uuw
'What ?' cries the policeman, "Are you
the Ibller's been raring all this muss?'
the filler, Nitta Perlcestnam' says
one of the coachman, coming up to the
'Ycou're the darnel skunk as bit me !'
crier Jumper, thiowing his bat and coat in
the most heroic fashion, and and evincing
orb m symptoms of 'going in.'
drunk ! Taku him off !' cries a
'lle's been raising a fight here all the af
terneou 1' :•ays another, coming up with
'lle's ilcked my ;rocket, the thief !' cries
tined the raFeshg„
~tule my watch r chimes in another
`You eternalolouble.a 11d-twisted skunk.+,
yeou,' gaAped poor Jumper, now writhing
in the hawk of the tbrocious policeman,
'you pic.minetin,eowardly, sitrpints,
yeou've stole my watch, yeou've hooked my
'Come along !' roafthe virtuously indig
ncnt otheer. : ,`Como along, you rascal! Want
to let on you've ken robbed, ell?'
`Him robbed ? Hal ha ! ha I'
'You're a pooty faller to be robbed ! Ha!
ha ! ha!' shout the thiereo.
'Come wit!► me, you scoundrel ! I'll phew
you how to conic !►ere : n ►d kick up a row
among olcevnt, honeNt people, just to get a
chance to pick pockets! I:h''
`Me pick pockets? Urea-a•a.t kingdom !'
'Come along !' cries the policeman.
'Give MO my coat ! Sa , ay, look where!
Fete!r b,iek nsy eual ! Stop that feller
tot• hat ! Sa.a y. look n'heo.
"Come alorg with tae !'
.And lettl,:,:" and coath,:s, Sflll.l purse and
watch, poor Jedediah Jumper was rushed
off to the p o lice station, valise in hand, which
he had beenja t ulnae enough to retain, by
hook or crook, in spite of all the exertions
of the thieves t..) t•elY.o it. Thu policeman
made a firnaidaLlecharge msaimt jun i per,
he had been drunk, lighting, molesting 611-
lbei,V.o in tlna discharge of their respect
ful avocations. and picking pockets.
'Lori: e, Ptiquire,' exclaimed the
outs a4cd Jumper
-Ilc,fd your tomme you rascal !'
`Want to know if that feller's a•g o in' to
rip into me that way and I stand here wal•
loin' liis goll darmd 1125 and you listen to
givt.yon thirty days on the
rair, the inftwkiatt;, 11 . yoll don't hold your
jaw. Now, floe you five dollars and
cosh-, and give you two hours to leave the
'Ycoy du?' sap; Yankee.
'I du ; and if you don't pay the floe,
send you up tar thirty days, you rascal
calculate, 'e quire, yeou call this mighty
`What's that ?'
Teat Fellers at orowlin' strangers
'Will you bold your jaw?'
%mat on grbbin' a Tiller's watch !'
'Do you kar Inc?'
'Stealin' a feller's puss!' continues the
`Mr. Clark, the rascal's fine soma dul
'Hold on, ho•o•old on, Squire lot us see
how much the (lamp is nuow, great gravy I
What, moving dollars tine fbr gittin' robbed,
coat gone, hat hooked, watch stole, puss
grabbed, a,a•a-nd evorlastile sin and misery
if yeou don't heat creation and the speckled
Jews,—two dollars and a hall' for loin snak
ed up here by this feller I Nino real dollars
and a half I Well, I gums I've got as much
as that and a lodic 'nor.'
Opening his valise, Jed jerks out a cap,
which ho socks upon his head, slips into a
bob-tail coat, hunts up an old wallet, from
which he extracts a ten dollar bill, and
hands over with,
`Thae's the document—call it square—
and if I ever gin pour darned, eternal town
another call, yeou can bet on fining me my
hull•pile and stealin' my shirt and bouts I'
'Commit him to jail,' cries the magistrate.
'And if I ever catch yeou down aour way,
yeou old pisen sarpont, I'll lather yeou till
yeour hide won't hold pea•pods l'
Whether it was Um shortness of Jed's
coat tails, or the want or haste, the ()glair
didn't grab the prisoner, who was off like
shot from a shovel, a victim to the force of
circumstances, and.pm danger and u'affoil
besetting pera-lig*ln pursuit of novelty
BLOOMSIIURG, PA., WI,IDNEPAY, DEVEMBER 30,1868.
Who composed the following deenriplion
of tile Bible we may never know' It was
Eland in ‘Vestiniuister Abbey, namulees and
A nation would be truly happy if it were
govereued by no other laws than those of
this blessed book.
It contains everything needful to be
known or done.
It gives instruction to a senate, authority
and direction to a magistrate.
It captions R witnem, rcquires nn impar
tial verdictnt ajury, and furnishes the
judge with his sentence.
It sets the husband 116' the lord of the
household, and the wife us mistress of the
table—tells him how to rule, and her how 4o
manage. It entails honor to parent., and
enjoins obedience to children.
It prescribes and limits the sway of the
sovereign, the rule of the ruler, the author
ity of the master—commands the subjects to
honor, and the servants to obey, and the
blessing and protection of the Almighty to
all that walk by its rule.
It gives directions o f weddings and bur
It promises food and raiment, and Undo
the use of both.
It points out a faithful and eternal guar
dian to the departing husband and father—
tells hint with whom to leave his fol h odess
children, and whom his widow to trust—
and promises a father* the former, and a
husband to the latter... 4 '
It teaches A man to set his how in or
der, and to make his will ; it appoints n
dowry for his wife, and entails the right of
the first born nail shows how the young
branches shall he left.
It defends the ri , ' or all, and reveals
vengeance to every denulter, over-reacher
It is the first book, the tied book.
It contains the choicest mattcr —gives the
best instruction—affords the greatest pleas
ure and tattisfactinn that we ever enjoyed.
It contains the hest laws and most pro
found mysteries that were ever penned ; it
brings the Lest of comforts to the inquir
ing and disconsolate.
It exhibits life and immortality from ever
lasting, and shows the way to glory.
It is a brief recital of all that L to (some.
It settles all matters in debate, resolves
all doubts, and eases the mind and consci
ence of all their scruples.
It reveals the only living and true God,
and shows the way to him, and sets aside
all other Gods, and describes the vanity of
them, and all that trwt in such ; in short,
it is a book of laws to show right and wrong
a look of wisdom that condemns all folly
and makes the foolish wise ; a book of truth
that detects all lies, awl cola , all et rot.;,
and a Look of lily that shows the w;:y front
es, alas ti ng death.
It contains the most anelf
stmige evuits, wuwierfnl vek,ramnoes, he
roic deeds, unparelkied wars,
It dmribes the celestial, terrestrial, nod
infernal worldo, and the origin of the angelic
myriads, 'human t;ihes and
It will instruct the accomt.lidlud mechan
ic and most profound critic.
It teaches the butt rhetorician, and ex
cercises every power to the most ?kin' ow
ithmetician, unaes the wisest anatomist
and exercises the wisest critic
It is the best covenant that ever was
a Atoll on ; the Let kW that ever wa, seal
ed ; the best evidence that ever was produ. ,
ced ; the best will that was ever ?igloo'.
To understand it is to be wise indeed ; to
be ignorant of it, is to be destitute of wk..
It is the king's best copy, the magistrate's
IsA rule, the ln,u.ewilifs Igst guide, the
scrvant's best dietatory, eta the young
luau's beat companion kis the schoolboy's
spulling book, and the learned man's was
It contains a ehoiee gramma for a novhe
and a profound mystery for a sage.
It is the ignorant man's dictionary, and
the wise man's directory.
It affords knowledge of witty inventions
for the humorous, and dark sayings fur the
gave, and is its own interpreter.
It encourages the ,vise, the warrior, the
swift, the overcomer ; and promises an eter
nal reward to the excellent, the conqueror,
the winner, and the prevalent. And that
which crowns all, is that the author is with
out partial;ty and without hypocrisy,
A Umpired Wears lo Come.
No one ever appears to think how soon
ho must sink into oblivion—that we are one
generation of millions. Yet such is the
fact. Time and progress have, through
countless ages, come n u ►rching hand in
hand—the ono destroying, the other build
ing up. They seem to create Huh: or no
commotion, and the work of destruction is
as easily accomplished as a child will pull to
pieces a rose. Yet such is the float, A
hundred years hence, and much that we now
see around us will have passed away. It is
but the repetition of life's story ; we are
born, we live, wo die; and hence we will
'tot grieve over those venerable piles, find
ing the common level of their prototypes in
nature, ultimate death.
We all within our graves shall sleep
A hundred years to come;
No living soul tor ua will weep
A hundred years to come;
But other men our land will till,
And other mon our totiveta will fill,
And other birds will sing as gay,
As bright the buntline as to•day,
A hundred years to come.
THE Lira OF AN OUTCAST.
A few weeks ago, thero was buried in the
City Camotery a women who appears upon
the books of the Sexton as Bose Dohnondo.
This of itself is nothing stitange, but them
is something behind the name, related to
us by ono who was present at the doath•bad _
scene, so mysterious, sad and sorrowful,
that we publish it, as an incident, not often
occurring any where, much less in such an
even-tenured place as the capital of • Ala
Humor has it, and in this case rumor
same to bo true, that just after the war,
there came to Montgomery a beautiful,
sprightly and accomplished women of some
20 years of ago. She stopped at one atilt)
principal hotels, anti being alone attracted
marked attention. She had a tall command•
ing, splendidly developed figure, fine dark
eyes at,d jetty, waving hair—and as she
swept into the brilliantly lighted parlors
and dining reheat, with all the grace and
seeming dignity of a queen, every one paid
to her, that which true manhood always
pays to beauty—the homage of a sigh. She
remained in luxurious quarters fur some tell
days, during which time never ceasing goti"
sip was busy with her name. At length
she suddenly disapeared, it is supposed with
a cotton agent uf the U. H. Treasury Pm
pertinent, well known itt busbiess circles
here, and was not heard of fir a long time,
by and by she returned, but instead of oc
cupying sumptuous (tauten as before, she
became an intimate of a leading bagida in
the city. Here her true character was re
viatica. She became a queen of the floni
monde, and was courted, flattered and car.
well its a I . 4volitc by all who visit those pe•
oilier haunts. It was not often that she
appeared upon the streets and promenade;
but when site did, she was knowu, noted
and remarked upon, for her stately beauty
and handsome personal appearance. Who
she v a or what she was other than a WO
man uneocionm!y propossesaing, and outcast
a "poor unfortunate," no one knew or
Amami to care. She still went by the name
of fuse Delnion•le, and although to the um
tutored eye she might have appeared us
other woman did, still the seeds of chic had
been Hewn, and that fate, which God has
surely naked out, for all who transgress
his moral law had Lust its shadow before
and could not be averted. It was not long
'arc she commented hard drink—sunk into
the midst of midnight revelries and dissipa
tion and thus atop by step deeentled the Vor
tex of shame, until the ckistie step of youth
had pa nett away—her beauty was gene fur
ever, the bright sparkle of budding woman
hood had melted from her eye—and the
ti n t t ,p t h e rosebud had faded from her
check, and when our informant sailed to see
her, she a poor, wan, emaciated woman,
shunned as a titAiletice and inhumanly tic•
serted by her summer ft iends alter fernier
line our story properly begins :
Some weeks sinec a all was made upon
a professional gentleman of this oily to visit
a woman. Ile went and found the subject
of this notice, lying in a dingy little room in
a house of an old negresa. When he enter
ed the room, be soon sow the patient was
not lung fur this world, as she was then in
the la-t stages of consumption, br,od g ht on
doubtless. by exposure and excessivi. di...i
llation. As he entered the door, the patient
us yet unknown, called him to her bedside
and asked, "Doctor, can I live?'
She seemed to put this usual interroga
tory with so ouch of tender feeling, that
our friend, possessing as he does the benev
olent soul of a learned minister to bodily and
mentally suffering evasively replied, "I hope
This reply was not satisilietory, however
as she said Sir, only tell nw, how long I
VW live 1 Will I have time to send for my
ist ,, ther? " With this she burst into tears,
and there in that hut of poverty,
the poor dying oncost wept as it her heart
would break, as galling memory reverted to
the happy scenes of her childhood, where
in a bright and joyful home she had listen
ed to the soft and gentle 1141aby of a moth
er's song. The physician seeing her condi
tion, administered a soothing opiate and
when she slept ho retired, promising her
only attendant, the old negress, to return on
the morrow. Ile kept his promise, and on
returning found her cool, self possessed and
perfectly rational. She again called hint to
her bedside and related tv hint in substance
the follwing intelligent, but sad and myste
dons story : "I know that I must die. • *
The world calls WO Hose Dolmen& My
true name is Charlotte ,Myfather is
dead. My mother and only brother live in
Utica, New Yark, No.—street. lam
twenty-three years of ago. During the war
I formed the acquaintance of Lieutenant
George—, of the 2tl New York cavalry.
He was well educate d, a man of pleasing
address and fascinating manners. I loved
him. With me that love was beautiful in
sanity. I thought of hint by day and
dreamed of him by night. He proposed to
mo and I accepted. My brother opposed
the twitch, and importuned my mother to
make the Lieutenant cease his attentions.—
She yielded and ordered him to visit me
uo more. tweed never to see him again
but oh I lovo him still. Ile was absent
some six months, and on his return wrote
me a letter, saying "ho adored me, that his
life was desolate without me" and impor
tuned me to fly with him. I consented.—
We were married. My brat) IF forliNee tuo
the house—wy mother *media notice me
but oven thou I never ceased to love her.—
We wont to Chattanooga, whore his roe
mot was stationed. Wo lived Lappily
tether until he was killed. Ile left me
penniless. I wrote home for means to ro•
torn. It was refused 11341 I tried to work
but could find none, and at last, as G o d will
bear mu witness to keep from starving in
this Christain land, I plunged myself into
crime, into "ruin and despair. No one
knows of my where-abouts. All that I made
by my life of shame is gone ; everything, in
fact, except this little locket which mother
gave me. It contains a leek of hair. Send
It to her, and ask her to forgive MO ; tell
her that I never ceased to:love her, and
that the last prayer of her poor, sinful child,
WWI for mother and for home' She mimed
to speak. A strange dreamy listlessness
stole over her, and the wayward spirit of
the once beautiful Rose Delmondu has as
cended to God who gave it.
* * * s * *
Mulder, this is her plaintive at. reveal
ed and known to none before- She is buri
ed in a pauper's grave, at the public ex
pense. Thu little locket, containing her pie
tore in the days of it:noel:me has been for
warded as directed, and this brief para
graph in the Journal is the only notice pos-
sibly that will ever be taken of beautiful
Rose Dultnonde, who, romped though she
was in sin and crime, still had a woman's
heart. May we not hope that lit) with her
was but a page in the book of Time, and
that death will ho a now leaf in the book of
an liternity to her bright and joyful.
"Plant the green sods above her,
Tl►e last that ever will grow,
For the wild rank weeds will corer her bed
llefore the coming of snow ,
And when the snow flakes have melted
And the flowers of spring are seen,
Where is the tongue that even can tell
Where her lonely grave had been."
laviriage and She Death• Rate.
It is a curious and instructive fact that
out of every 100,WO married perms (in
cluding widowers) at the ago of 20, 020 the
before attaining the age of 2.;, while out of
a similar number of persons unmarried at
the same age, no less than 1,231 die before
attaining the age of 25. The following ta
ble, founded on the vital statistics of Scot
land, abows the comparative death rate of
married and unmarried maleslrom 20 to VI:
Ages. lluabanda and Widows. Unmarried
20 to 25 6.25 12.31
25 to 30 8.23 14.31
39 to 35 8.65 15.94
35 to 40 11.67 16.02
40 to 45 1407 18.35
45 to 50 17.04 21.18
50 to 55 19.54 26.34
a to 60 25.14 28.51
60 to 65 35.63 41.54
65 to 70 52.93 60.21
70 to 75 81.56 102.71
75 to 80 117.85 143.91
80 to 85 173 88 495.40
Dr. Stark, the ltegistrar-General of Scot
land, itit4s, from these figures, that "bach
elorhood is more destructive to life than the
most unwholesome trades, or than residence
in an unwholesome house or district where
there never has been the most distant at
tempt at sanitary improvement of any
kind." We do not question the opinion
that matrimony may in a thousand ways ex•
ercise a healthful influence wit the human
race, by ennobling its habits and unt4cing
sobriety, &e., but we think Dr. Stark ex
ceeds the legitimate conclusion consequent
on the premises. It must be remembered
that married men are generally of a more
robust and healthful constitution than bach
elors, who frequently are deterred by ill
health from undertaking the support of
families. This important clement in the
calculation has been forgotten by Ur. Stark
and roamers of his class.
A Lova Ti for to Ilis
Stew/mart, a Jim' tornaker :—"Rermiant
of my hopes. May Ibe ripped from the
butler of your esteem and never be buttoned
to the loop of your kindness, but I nm
strongly seamed to them by your beauty.
May 1 never lose a thimbleful of your fa
vor, but you have entangled the thread of
my undemanding with that pretty outside
of yours. Udd bodkin I I our surely yours
—every inch of me—and my needle follows
you. Therefore, blunt not the point of my
endeavors, but lot we baste myself to your
kindness, that I may sit tighter to your a
ft:diens. I love you beyond measure, but
it is so hard to cabbage ono sweet look from
you that I almost despair of having enough
to finish my suit. Pray put a favorable
construction on this, and for the same I
shall always sit cross/egged for your sake,
being my deer little ilouncor, your
WORTII TELLINO. —As is generally known,
the late Maj. Win. Fry, decd., of our city,
was a great whit and humorist, and rarely
got otf anything in that line that was not
pronounced "good." We have heard tell of
one of his jokes that is worth putting in
print. During tho war a rolling-mill iu
which one of his neighbors was largely in
terested, was obliged to suspend work on MP.
count of stagnation in business. Coming
up town one morning, the Major called to
him across the street, requesting him toeurne
over, and added that he had an idea to give
him in regard to his rolling-mill that might
make in very profitable.
"Very well," said Mr. P—, if you
can give mo any suggestion that will be val
wade, lohall feel very gratentl.
You go to Washington—call at the War
Department—you are a good, loyal man—
lay your case before Mr. Stanton and got a
big contract to roll out noodles tbr the A l:fyy.
I tell you, sir, you can wake your
LINDEN, Michigan, nee. 12. 1805.
Dew Sig.—As the town of Vassar, from
its location and surroundings, may be of
801110 interest to your readers, I will attempt
a short description of it. There is u settle
ment of Pennsylvania in Tuscola County,
about twenty or twenty live miles distant
from Vassar, some where in the vicinity or
which is near the County Seat,
and I take it that the people are pleased to
hear from the County in which their friends
Vassar is a pleasant little town situated
on either hank of the Cass River, but the
principal part of the town is situated on the
right bank, extending up quite a side hill,
which most travelers think detracts some•
thing front the pleasantness of the place.--
It is about seventy miles from Port Huron,
and on a State road nearly opened frmn Port
Huron to Saginaw, the latter being sixteen
miles from Vassar, which part of the road
Was planked last year and the lbrepart of
this. There are two Ssw and a Grist
or Vlour Mill, the latter of which and ono
of the former arc driven by the waters of
the Cass, but the other Saw is driven
by steatu. There are also three hotels, four
dry goods stores, two cabinet shops, a wagon
and two blacksmith shops, a drug, book and
static cry store combined, a Radical press,
which sends out a sheet tilled mostly with
advertisements and the blackest kind of
radicalism, There is a Presbyterian church
(frame), of long standing in the place, and
a Methodist church in course of erection,
which is being male of brick, also a Union
or Graded school building, in which ant
three schools taught. Vassar at ono time
wax the scat of the lumber trade, but is riot
so much so now, in consequence of the Wm
her having been mostly taken off*, which
takes considerable business out of the place.
It is not as ir general thing a farming coun
try, still there is some as good fanning land
in the vicinity as anywhere in the State.—
Crops, as a general thing, were better than
most people expected they would be. Prices
have been lower than usual this fall, but
they are now on the rise. Wheat is worth
nearly $2.00, and other things in propor
tion. We have had a splendid run ofsleigh•
iug of about two weeks.
Yours, very respectfully,
Definitions of Mble Terms.
A day's journey was thirty-three and one
A Sabbath day's journey wan about an
Ezekiel's reed was eleven feet, nearly.
A cubit is twenty-two inches, nearly.
A hand's breadth is equal to three and
five eight inches.
A finger's breadth is equal to one inch.
A Shekel of silver was about filly cents.
A Shekel of gold was Vs &O.
A talent of silver was 8538 32.
A talent of gold was $l3 SIPI
A piece of silver, or a penny, was thir
A fat-thing was three cents.
A Feral was one cent.
A mite w. 13 one cent.
A homer contains seventy-five gallons and
A nepha, or bath, contains seven gallons
and five pints.
A bin was one gallon and two pints.
A firkin was seven pints.
An omer was six pints.
A cab was three pints.
To DAY AND To-MonarAw.—To-day we
gather bright and beautiful tiowers—t., mor
row they are faded and deed.
Today a wreath of leaves shade us—to
morrow, sear and Calm, they crumble be
neath our tread.
To-day the earth is covered with a carpet
of green—to•ruorrow it is brown with the
To-day the vigorous stalks only bends be
fore the grain—to-morrow "the land is tak
ing its Sabbath after tliti toil."
'lb-day we hear sweet songsters of mead
ow and forest, the fuzx and hunt of myriad
insects; to-morrow—breathe softly—all na
ture is hushed and silent
To-day a stately edifice, complete in flu
ish and surroundings, attracts the posscr
by—to-worrow a iscup of ruins mark the
Tu day there are cattle on a thousand hills
—to-morrow they fall in slaughter.
Thu fashion of the world passcth away.
But let Christ dwell within us, and though
wo may puss away like the tided leaf and
the sapless stalk, wu shall "arise to newness
Where everlasting spring abides,
And never wintering flowers.
Ctrni Nom —The parents of young
children are apt, at this season of the year,
to be anxious in regard to croup. An ex
change publishes the following reccipe for
the relief of croup, which we publish for
the benefit of yoUng mothers : Take one
ounce of sweet oil, and add to it half an
ounce of gum opal. Apply to the chest,
under the arum, the palms or the hands and
hollows of the feet. It will generally fo
llow) the most severe oases of croup in five
minntes. Remember to use externally, and
give the patient plenty of cold water to
IF cranberries ON gilled n short (WO lu
the sun and placed in bottles tilled with
them, Bud then closed with waling-wax, the
hurries will keep iu aced condition for bey
et al years.
N UMBER 45.
All BerlN of Items,
—Thu youngamt Tiot!an. Eugland Is
of ele►cn years.
...A rresh novelty 1' a nr rn tr aschct.who
accompanies pulp) tunes uti
...A fat ox io to be preoenteil to °rant.—
Ox enters his wouth and hove comes out
...ltrigiim Young is anxious to get rid or
this year's crui) of 36 inarrilgeablo Jamb
The official nicjolity in Oregon for Sey
mour it twenty-throe—the &must election
.. New York, a church is said to pro
pose having a full bra.,s and string hand, ni
acin' of no organ.
...1f brevity i 9 the .soul of wit, what an
immense amount of fun and frolic there
must be in the tail of a fashionable coat.
...Lorenzo Dow defined death-bed repen
tames to be burning out the candle of life
in the service of the devil, and blowing NS
Nita in the face of heaven-,
...A surgical journal speaks won who
lived five years with a ball in his head. A
waggish friend of ours hays he has known
ladies to live twin ! !!!! long with nothing but
balls in their heads,
—"Remember. who you are talking to,
ir!" said an indignant parent to a fraction*
boy; "1 ani your father, sir I" "Well,
who's to blame for that?" rail young im
pertinence ; ''tain't mu I"
...Gov. IVisv's farm, in Princes► Annu
county, Va., has been restored to him by
the Government. Thu owner of Libby
Prison is also to be paid three j'eurs' rent
fn. the use of that building by the United
—Gen. Grunt, in, his annual report, Rays:
"'Troops arc still more() in the Southern
States." What for? We thought his elec
tion was to "let us have peace," but troops
are only indicative of war.
...The Senate special committo on Rail
roads has decided to report favorably on
granting charters for new railroads between
11'ashington and Now York, and between
Washington and Cincinnati.
...At Quincy, 111., is a German with
curious blood mark. It is a perfect deer
about the size of a silver dollar, and on his
right cheek. The form and outline of the
deer are as perfect as could be drawn by an
artist, and show a deer in the act of leap
...They tell a story abolit a man out west
who had a hair lip--upon which ho per-
Cormed au operation himself by inserting
into the opening a piece of chicken &sh—
it adhered and filled up the space admira
bly. This was all well enough until in com
pliance with the prevailing fashion he URI.
dertook to raise a moustache, when one side
grew hair and the other feathers I
An cld ncxro nan►ed Pete WAS very much
troubled about his sins. Perceiving hint
one day with a very downcast look, his mas
ter asked him the cause. Ile answered that
he 'was afraid oh do debbil."llut, Pete,'
said his master, 'you are foolish to lake it
AO much to heart. You never sec me troub
led about my sins.' I know do reason,
mama,' said Pete; 'when you go out dithlts
shooting, and kill ono dock and wound
anoder, don't you run idler the wounded
duck ?" Yes, Pete,' and the master wonder
ed what was coining nest. 'Well massa, dat
is do way wid you and me , de dobbil has
got you sure, but as he am not sure ob me,
he chases dis chile all de time.'
PtTamil the war, a Georgia soldier, while
in camp near the bowie of his sweetheart,
sent her a boquet with a card attached,
upon whiett was the fellowlug poetic effu
"A Iteopt this ladmy from a feller
W oft 11:14 Hurd la 110114 be for ;
Has listental to the Mil:li torten,
And holptal to duo a heel, of shooter ;
Has seen the war don& darkly rise,
Like fifty buzzards whoa thoy tliz,
Who now is bigger than his dad,
And wants to marry mity bad.'
"CliArm" ox Tur, LlANns.—ldany per
sons, especially ladies, are victims all thro'
the cold sea-on to chapped bands. An effi
cacious and agreeable tented) , exists; what
is more, it costs nest to nothing. A small
jar, tilled with equal parts of honey awl
glycerine, costing a shilling, will last all
winter. Apply it idler washing to' hag&
still wet ; then rub one hand with the other
in Lady Illacloctlt style until nearly dry;
then complete the wiping with a soft towel.
None of the ralleiCut.-mtmod oushatics aro
half us good as this.
A Drraum.ts "THICK
great admirer of De Wilt Clinton, who was
then Governor of NoS York, visited Penn
sylvania, where he wet a Dutchman, who
was equally enthusiast'', in his Kelso of
Governor Snyder, thun chief magistrate of
the Keystone State; The New Yorker, in
hid laudations of his govordor, said dill Do
'Witt Clinton w 11,24 a very shrewd and long
headed man. "Veil," replies the Dutch
man, "Gournor Schneider hasn't such a
bery long head, //e4 it is Iszj tick!" •
A DREADFUL DalOity 6.0) , was Thad Stn.,
runs. A Currespffidebt, of th© Albany Ar
gtot ihtimato that h o the father of eleven
illqithaate Oak., a.
ltlin:r w“;11..J, It I‘ aliagede alliWAr s
Weat I yard. +if c,dian, and dinaly
a,4 'Lmy dollat.; wuttli of