The Potter journal. (Coudersport, Pa.) 1857-1872, April 18, 1867, Image 1

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Jf. W. MO VIJ VKM'Y. Proprietor.
Devoted to the cause >f Republicanism tVein
tercets of Hurt*, the advancement of Education,
and the host _'f>cd ol Potter count* < no ifinde
OX •••t't ha' o' i'ri ' Ie, l it will .-nd.-nvor to aid m the
work of more fully Freedorutzn gour Country.
BTJT Advertisements in-erted at the foliowini: n'e-, where special bargains .remade A "'square
Is lOlin-e of Br-v er or 8 of Nonpi eil types :
1 *q .are, 1 insertion U r"
1 squire,2or3 nee tiona.. 200
K-tch * ih-equent inaertioi) loss than 13 4'
1 square, 1 year <- w £
B i i essC-rde I year W
A'linliil-trator'a n Km*- 'or'. Notice- "W
BpC al ft. d Editorial N'lt'oes lei' I'i'.e 20
W,f All transie ; advertisement# must la- paid in
ftlftttft* aii BO ii"' Oft wi Ibe tftkeft of d ve r ti -enieiit s
fry a list nee, n : l rj •* •• aroooftpaQied by the
tn . or s it sf a tor* r-'crelic<s
a.V~Ioh V,,rk, ..fall kinie, executed with neatness
and d -sp itch.
Free and Aeeepteil Viieient A rk
17IUL ALIA I.'>DGK, No. 342 K A M. Slated
j M-e on the M and 4- •. **edweft->ajfso*eaeh
mouth. H til, n the 3d Story of the ilineted Kh-ck.
o. T. ELLIMX. n. I>..
resnec! MtP x tif Tins the eit zen< <>t the village and
vicinity that he will prompt y re-p >n ! to ah -all- tor
prof-ssion . i sei vices. (:li -e 0 u Fits', street, first door
w-st of his residence. 17-40
F. D HITTER. M !>..
I)'IYSICIAN a-id 8:i *on w "Id respee'fnily In
form the fit z - s of C "ud.-rs irt and viciiiit.
t"i t he 11 as op n-i an Oh n the Cm h *;> >rt
Hotel, an 1 will i<e ready at -i'l f m.-s to tn .k • pro
feftfti nftl calls. He L a regular graduate of Butf i"
Ms iical Colesre of 1860. Jan 1 67.
Ag ut- tor the Co i.-cli.oi t C. titn- airail st 'he
I'u.ted Mates and M#teo t-r:.tu-tit-,-u .# . ensio s,
Bounty. A -rears of Pay', Ac-Ado rees i{-x 95. arri-t.u rg
JOHN s. n vx.v,
Y\_ C-'Ud.-r-port, P;.., Will it e d the several t.. urts
iii I'.ifer ftftd Cameron counties. All bttfttness en
trusted to '.is care w ,i rec -i .e p ompv atleu ion.
Office on M . street, in re-id nee.
\TTORNEYS AT LAW. Couderspori, Penn'n
Wilt Httead to all bmineee entrusted t<• their
c ,re with er .mat iess and ti h-lity. \V 11 a.-o attend
the several courts i the .dj itti z cou .tire. Office
In the s.-e< d storey "f ttie ' • n-tc ; R:.K.-k.
VTTORNEY- AT LAW, C .uder port, Pa. wiP
H tien lto a . bu- .es- ■ trust .i '<> tn > tl c ir
ft id promptness. At'end-Coirts of a-iioi- uj JOun
t es. Oti • :i S c ..1 -e.-* .lie i t e A --g t \ ridge
F. W. I* VOX.
Cou '-sixir', Pa . -e 11 attend the ' <uuill in I'ot
•traad he ftdjoinnqg j
DEALER- in ir*gs, P.* -d*. on-.
Ya nil ,et, Limps and Fane* urt eles, Book- "t
all kii.ds Schoo and M-- I'i -.>u*. Staru-ner; ,1 _ks.
ttr In )f innings hd Jewelry Store. Jan-I. 0.. (
M. U. MeAI.A K.\FY.
Jtii Land Bo ght and Sold, lave-pad and I.tie-,
Invcstig tted I sores property against lire in th- best j
companie* in the Cos try. and Personsaga n-t A.*c. ]
de its in the Tr ve r* 1 -nrn~e C-uup-my >f Hart
ford. Bu-in.-s-ran*iet.-d promytly I" 29
11. AIt.AISTKO>*<*,
HARDWARE Mercnant, and l>-ler in S'oves.
On and S ieet Ir.. . W ire M > amet, <.•;!• - j
snort. P.-ni a Tn viid Sheet War- made t..j
or er. in gold *on s' rt n •
M'ERCH A NTd —Deal-rs in Dry G.x>ds. Fancy
G J -ds. Groceri--.Provis •*n K nor, Feed, Pork
and every 1h" g usn ■'!> k-pt in a g-od country store
Produce bought nd s-.ld 1 > -9
11. SI M.HONS.
-de and Retail I)ea.-rm Dry Goo -. Fancy ami
6 apleG wis C. .'thing Ladies I>. -sG od- Groceries.
F our. Feed. Ac. R •tier. supplied n libera' t< rrn
M fIRC I A NT—l e tiers in Drugs Medicines, 'aints.
Os, Fancy Articles, tr it onery, Dr\ Goods, j
Gr.tceries Vc.. M tinStr "t, • ouders|H>rt Pa
4 411,1. 1NS SMITH.
MERCHANT— D aler in I' y G.>ot!s. Groceries.
Provis us. Ila'-dwa.p. yneeas are. Cut <ry
a lad G -o'# u ualJy ' nnd in * country store, n'6l
T j c YKR M I LYE A,P opki-TOR. Corner cf M tin ,
IF , md .- c 1 d streets Co de sport .Potter Co Pa.
A 1. Ve . S' Vile is >!*" in con ecion wth tliis
*lotel. Dai 1 Pro .an ! from the Railroads.
{■utter Jnuriiai ,loli-Olii-e.
HAVING lateiv ad-led aft ,e new assortment of
JOB TYI'E id our a'r-a 'y large a-sortmer.t
we are row prepared t" do ail -ind- of v ,rk. cheaply
and with taste and reair.-* e s solic '.-.1.
Lewisville. Potter county, Pennsylvania.
BTHTON LEWIS. l*rs>rietor.
titkeb I lift excellent Hotel, the proprietor wishes
0 make the tcquat ta oe of the traveling pub ic and
eei-coiifi i-nt <>' g'v t'C satisfaction to a! who may
all on him. —F bl2 'l6 tf
Monuments and Tomb-Stones
IfWf#r of ail kind-, will he fumis'.e-l on reason:*
tfy _)♦ ble tenns and short notie t>y
jE R-s'd.-nce Euialia. IS mihs south of
F "" Cou lers* rt. Pa . .n the {Jinnemaho t.g
Road, or leave >ur orders at Chae Reissman's, i -
Coud'ersport where any information desired can '-e
O'.t.i ed J
I penaio - procroi:/or Saldieta of Ike preeatii
War who are '-si Wed by rea- MI of woanda t*eeived
or disease contracted white in the service of tee I ote-t
fit ,:es ; and pemsione, bounty, and arrears of pay oh. ;
taiuil for s'id .ws .r heireof who have du or
be,-n killed wh le in serv ce A ' -Vers yt inquiry
pr irnptlv an s were and op receipt ny oiati o a td.ite
me .tof theoKse of claimanL I will forward the i.e.- j
cessarv papers fcr their s gnature F-es in Penstor
ca-es ;-fixed by law. Refers to Flo s Isaac Benson.
A. Gl LWaaetad, John S. Maati. p XK^ ,X '
June® 64 Claim Age- t. • -n. P .
-BAF iiKMEDIES fo unt> e is.a .t dda g.-rous
Itch! Itch! Itch!
Will 4'tire the Itch in 48 Hours!
A'so s„re- SALT RHEUM ULCERS, cnil-
P ceaOaem. p .ml by a! iru .gists Hi se ding
•'■ cent- to WEEKS t OTTER, So e igents, 170 j
Was' i g*oh -tr—• B isto' it will hp ar' arde i by
13* , fr.-e o r p ag 10 a ny p .rt of the Uuiled £jlale.
Juae 1 i56 *P, notice wky lyr.
The ra ; n anil enow were falling fast,
As tn rough a d"wn-ea.-t village j-a-sed
A youth who chalked with great display,
Upon a l*arrei in his sleigh,
"Pickles to sel\"
His cheeks were bine, and red his nose,
His tars and feet were nearly froze,
And tears of cold bednumed" his sight,
but oliii he veiled with all his might,
••Pickles to sell."
As on be went, a maiden bold
Came out and a-ked him what he sold ;
The youth looked up with winning aiuile,
And F*ud wuli votoe as soft a- ILE,
"Oh ! tell me," cried the maid divine ;
"Say, teil 1 in-, are they in the brine ?"
"Nay, '"-aid the youtn.'-that sort don't pay,"
<4nite vexed, lie heard the maiden say,
"Such Pickies I"
That one so -weet should speak so tart ;
( I iie word went deep into his heart ;)
i' she should crusli h;> hopes. -o flat,
Ami scorn li s, or • ' a •,
"JLii Ptckles."
Away lie drove, through wind and rain,
They tr.ed to stop his course in vain,
Jlv asking what he had to sell ;
lie ft'ouid n't stop hut only yell,
"Do n't drive so fa-L" an old man said ;
" 1 hat wori.-out nag is nearly deuL"
"His shoes are off." another eiied ;
With snout o! scorn the youth replied,
"Oh, Pickles!"
"For merctsake do n't cross the creek !
1 hat wooden bridge is awful weak !"
1 lie youth dashed on hi- headlong wav,
And unlv turned la- head to -av,
"Uh, Pickles!"
Th'e night wa.s dark, the wind was cold,
1 he- pickle boy \va- brave and bold ;
iie never stopped or checked his flight,
And soon the s.eign \va- lost to sight*
Pickles and all.
Next morn, two little wandering Jews
Came into town and brought the news;
Down m the drift a corpse they found,
W hii.-t tar and near were scattered round,
i be Pickles.
A Sharp Nolasies Trade.
The f Jlon ing story is told of Josh Sears,
1 slnewd ed merchant, who flourished in
Boston in the days when that city controll
ed most of 1 fie West India trade:
A cargo of molasses "as classified after
being landed 00 the pier, as sour for dis
tilling and sweet for retail, and after the
cargo was landed and gauged by the Cus
tom House official, it was offered for sale.
If it was a fair average cargo it was offered
to the jobbers, the price being fixed upon
the hogsheads as they ran. Josh would
often buy several hundred honsheads, and
re-sell to the sinai =er jobbers; he of course
always bought them "as they run," but uot
"iii after he knew exactly how they did run.
Now every one knew that Josh Sear
was a very shrewd buyer, but how he al
ways managed to get the best retailing
molasses out of a cargo, without getting
any sour hogsheads, pa-.-cd the understand
ing of imp. rters and buyers, till at last a
very shrewd importer, whom we will ca I
G , had his suspicions that the early
prowling propensities of Josh meant some
thing besides exercise to get up an appetite
A cargo of mo having arrived to
his consignment, he determined to w*ich
So taking his position w here he could see
unobserved, he waited. Not long after, a
well known individual was seen approach
ing, bung-driver and broomstick in hand,
accompanied by two Irishmen Said indi
vidual proceeded to try the molasses and
up- n every hogshead that proved satisfac
tory he placed a small private mark. When
lie had selected the quantity he wanted, he
ordered the Irishmen to roll then) into a
certain position, and then he left the wharf
before any one was stirring.
As soon as he was out of hearing, G
jumped from his hiding place with "a laugh,
"Ah !" said he, U 1 have it. Josh, old fellow,
you are done now ." He immediately pro
cured a large gang of men, shifted the
hogsheads, replacing them with others,
taking the precaution to put the same pri
vate chalk mark on, and leaving a fe,w of
the origins: j rivete inspection at the head of
each tier, for Josh to try.
Shortly after returning to the counting
room, Jo-h entered, as expected. "Well,
G , svhat are you asking for the Ells
worth's cargo ?"
"Twenty-eight cents."
"Fair cargo f"
"Yes. Do you want to buy ?"
"Go look at it now ?"
"Yes. Where is it landed !*'
Th is last question was almost too much
for G *s gravity.
"Rartieti's wharf. Wei', come along"'
Arrived at the wharf Josh cast his eye
keenly along the hogsheads. There were
his marks all right, and then he went
through the form of trying several hogs
heads at the end of each tier. They proved
sati.-fac ory.
"Think it w ill run about like this,G V'
"I do n't know. There it is; take it as
you find it."
"W ell, IM take these six tiers Send
up as sX)n as you can, and take off the
guage-," said Jo-ii putting on his big S iu
chalk, and they both left.
|)eoofed to ti)e of Jrqe qn£ ti)* of serqlifij, jLiterqtyre qr?s ftetos.
Josh, as usi al, immediate')' ordered up
the teu hogshea is as a sample. Well aware
os this custom, G had arranged to
have ten good ones sent.
In due time they arrived, and were de
posited on the sidewalk at the back of the
store. IrD Rations were sent out to the
jobbers to come and inspect. Everything
was satisfactory; the balance was sold at a
1 handsome advance; clerk was sent down to
ideliver; gauges were taken off; book-keep
er made out the bills; Josh was sitting
down at the old desk, pleasantly calculat
ing the net profits of his dodge, w hen 6ud
deiil\ his reverie was disturbed by the en
trance of Mr. A with "Look here, Sears,
that molasses you sent me is sour.*'
Enter Mr. B. "That molasses is not
what I Knight; it is sour.*'
1 "The devil it is!"
Enter Mr, C„ loquitur. "Every hogs
j head of that confounded molasses is sour.
This was too much; up jumped the irate
Jo-h and put for G a counting room.
G was in.
"Look here, G says Josh, "that
mola-ses 1 bought of you "has soured mighty
suddenly, or else you have given me what
I didn't buy. I'd like to have it ex
"Certainly, Mr. Sears; there is a peculi
arity aKuttlii'>"Uth side'molasses; t' it is
disturbed b<j rolling the hogsheads before
sunrise, it invariably sours , and 1 have
ibeen thinking thai perhaps some —"
J'*h stopped to hear no more, but jam
ming his hat fiercely over his right ear,
and plunging his hands m his pockets, left
without a word.
SHARP TRADE. —"Reckon I couldn't
Irive a trade with you to-dav, Square,"
>ai<l a genuine specimen of the Yankee
peddler, as lie stood at the door of a mer
chant in St. Louis.
"I reckon you calculate about right, for
you can't noways. '
"Wall, I guess you needn't git huffy
beout it. Now, here's a dozen ginooine
razor-strops, wuth two dollars and a half,
' you may hev em for two dollars."
"I tell you I don't want any of your
traps, so you may as weil be going along."
"Wall, now, look here, Square. I'll bet
you five dollars that if you make me an
offer for them 'eie strops' we'll hev a trade
\ et. '
"Done," said the merchant, and he staked
the money. "Now," says be, chaffingly,
"I 1! give you sixjience tor the strops."
"They're yourn!" said the Yankee, as be
quietly pocketed the stakes. "But," con
tinued he, after a iitLe YefKctioo and with
a burst of irankness "1 calculate a joke's a
joke; and if you don t want them strops,
I'll trade back."
The merchant looked I righter. "You
re not so bad a chap, after all," said he.
"Here are your strops; give me the money."'
"There it is," said the Yankee, as be took
the strops and handed back the sixpence.
"A trade is a trade, and a bet is a bet.
Next time you trade with that ere sixpence,
don't you buy razor-strops."
always teeing her how pretty she is.
2. Instil into her uimJ a proper love of
d ress.
3. Accustom her to so much pleasure
that she is never happy at home.
4. Allow her to read nothing but novels.
5. Teach her a'l the accomplishments,
but none of the utilities of life.
(i. Keep her in tne darkest igoorance of
the mysteries of houseke -ping.
7 Initiate her into the principle that it
is vulgar to do anything herself.
8. To strengthen the latter belief, let her
have a lath's maid.
9. And lastly, having given her such an'
education, marry her to a clerk upon five!
hundred doliars a year, or a lieutenant go
ing out to a fort.
If, with the above carefd training, your
daughter is not "finished," you may be
sure it is no fault of yours, and vou must
look upon her escape as nothing short of a
—A farmer in Vermont recently made
from forty-two feet of a tree which grew
his farm, shingle enough to cover a thirty
by forty foot barn; from the next two cuts
he obtained five hundred feet of boards,
and fr<m the top of the tree he got two
cords of wood. Seven feet of the butt was
The Bath Hotel, lately destroyed by fire
at Long Branch, was one of the secend
rate hotels of that fashionable watering
place. It was a quiet, well kept, and com
fortable house, and was largely patronized
by Philadelphians. Its alseiice will leave
an unseemly gap in the row of hotels which
adorn the sea shore on this famous beach.
A famous judge came late to court,
One day in busy season;
Whereat his clerk, in great surprise,
Inquired of him the reason
, "A child was born,' his honor said,
"And Ftn the happv sire."
"An infant judge ?' "Oh no," said he,
"As vet lie's but a crier."
Plain Words for 151? Hoy*.
Come boys, let us have a few p'ain talks
—not sermons, oor lectures nor essays, nor
treatises, hut talks with such big boys as
may want to lake part in them. 'I he Big
Boys are not all dead vet. True some of
them have turned into gentlemen before
their time; and there are others who will
look off in another direction if they hear
anybody called "boy!" It is no oisgrace
to be, or to have Ken a boy; and the male
human King who tries 1.0 jump into man
hood, skipjiing the boy of his existence, is
sure to make a siilted entranee into a sort
of foppish gentility, in which the fine gen
tleinan is so much thought of that the true
man is forgotten.
I was talking to a rich man about his
son who bad asked me to get him a situ
ation as clerk. The old gentleman seemed
inclined to say very little about the lad. but
remarked: "He won't suit—be won't."—
Anxious to know why he wouldn't suit. I
asked what was the matter wiib him
"Matter ?" said the old gentleman, "w hat's
the matter with him ? Why, he i-n't good
for any thing—that's what's the matter with
him; and I tell you I wouldn't give a six
pence for a wagon load of such fel ows.'*
Humiliating as 11 wes for the gruff old man
to growl out such a description of his own
sou, it was a perfect photograph of the
youngster's character. Good for nothing.
Educated to look for a fortune at his fa
ther's death, hut not taught the fKt parti
cle of duty as to managing it, -o as to make
himself useful with it, the idle fellow was
so good tor nothing that no decent business
man would care about having him in Ins
establishment. Bui was lie not good for
anything at all ? \ L-S —he was a customer
to the dealer in fine Kxis, hat> and cloth
ing; to the sellers of tobacco and perhap
of "fancy drinks;" to the men at whose
billiard tables he spent his father's money.
He could dance nicely; he could take the
girls who had no belter sense than to go
with such an empty head, to church, to the
opera, and to wa k along the street. He
could gracefully wear a stove pip hat,nicely
fitting clothes of most fashionable cut, and
shiny boots of such an exquisite fit as to
pinch his toes and raise a larger 'corn
crop on his tender feet than ever he will
raise by hard work in tilling the earth, or
brain work in directing others in agricul
ture. Someday his father will die, and
some stupid girl who is looki l g out forarich
husband, will marry th 1- inefficient bit of
humanity, and then they will either "live
happiiy all their days,'" or else not.
Another case of good-for-nothing. This
rooming I heard a feeble, lie>itating rap at
my study door, like the rap of a Kggar, or
a man who wants to buy old clothes. As
soon as I said "come in, a shabby, gen
teel looking young man stepped meekiv iu
and handed me a wed-wom paper. The
paper was from a distinguished clergyman,
and certified that the Karer, son of a de
deased clergyman, was out of occupation,
and, as he unfortunately had never Ken
taught a tra e or any means ot earning a
livelihood, was now, with his family, de
pendent on the kindness of those who
might give him work, or otherwise contrib
ute to his support. "What kind of work
can you dot" "We/1, nothing in particular."
*'\V hat do you like to do f "1 don't know."
"K there any kind of business you under
standi" "No." Poor fellow Vi ife and
two or three children dependent on "his
exertions." Mechanics, copyists, laKrers,
skilled and unskilled, needed at wages, in
every department of industry; but no place
vacant for the man who don't know how
to do anything. Away he goes on his
weary rounds, with his th itnbe i "paper, a
sauntering monument to the neglect of his
parents to teach him, or to IDS own negli
gence in failing to learn something to make
him a self-supporting memKr of society.
Hardly anybody will turn lii.n away with
out giving him, at a little alms; but
what a pity it is that a young man that
• • • .
might K doing something useful, can not,
just Kcause he "don't know how!"
These two cases are widely different but
the result is the same. One vo mer man.
probably a little dissipated, with the pros
pect of King considerably more so; the ■
other pious, and, \err likely, doing the Kst |
be knows how to do Put a ship load of 1
such folks on an island, no matter how fer- ,
tile, and the whole company would soon |
starve to death and become food for the j
more energetic carrion crows.
Now, boys, are you good for something 1
useful? What can you do? What are you
looking forward to? It may seem tine to 1
K born "with a golden spooo in your ;
mouth!" but if you indolently sit with ihe (
>poon there neither you or the sjtoon will :
make any use'ui stir in the wort 1, and the j
world w ill K no Ktter for vour having be* n 1
Km into it. It is a favorite notion of sone j
very large-sized Kys, that in our free coun- ]
try one boy has as gi*xi a chance of King ]
President as the next boy; which is a c<r- ]
recx notion; it is also true that the Kv j
who neg'ects advantages and duties in his |
early life will be the man w ho, if ac- '
lidentally elevated to t..e Presidential chair, ,
will find himself fit only for the chairs .
(u.ted upon their hiud legs) on which the j
loafers idle their time around a country
g tavern.
*\Vhat are vou good for? Something
useful and noble, let us h >pe. If you have
r been a "no account" sort of a fellow, turn
J over a new leaf and trv to do something,
not merely to get enough to eat. drink and
I wear, but to honor the G<d who has made
vou and to adorn the nation in which lie
has placed you — Phrenological Journal.
4 Hlodern Peler lite Great.
The St Louis Democrat has the fofow
. ing:—''Last fad, one of our wealth) cit
t zens who ha* made a fortune as a baker,
took his family to New York, and put up
, at the Metropolitan Hotel. While looking
at the sights of the metro|olis he heard of
a wonderful natent hake-oven, which was
the envy of all the bakers .if Gotham. Our 1
baker paid a visit to the house where this
o\en was in operation, hut was not allowed
' to see it, and could learn nothing of the
principle upon which it was constructed.
He tell his Gal! e pride wounded at tlii
rebutf, and resolved to fathom the m\ter\
of the oven at all hazard®. Going into
Chatham street, he purchased a suit of old
' clothes, and returned to the bakerv and ap
-1 plie.l for a situation as a journeyman baker
The propiietor was in want of a good
French baker, and gave our friend employ
nietit at sls a Week. In about three
weeks our res lute baker had learned ai
about the oven, and sati-fied himself that
it was a great invention, and worth a mint
of money. lie aw the patentee, and pur*
chased the exclui\e right to use the o\eti
in tlie State of Missouri. He then return
' ed to the bakesbop and told the buss he
; must leave hnn
"Don't .eave," sai l the boss, "VOU are a
good baker, and suit me exactly, and 1 wiil
increase your wages to S2O a week rather
than have you quit "
"That is not enough to pav the expenses
of my tamiiy." >aid the journeyman, "and
1 must go out \\ est ai d seek other em
' "Why, how much dees it cost to keep
your family 1"
"I am paving SSO a day at the Metropol
ban, and L don't think you would he wil
ling to increase inv wages to that aiuouut.
"Why, who the deuce are you f *
"I am J G . of St. Louis and
I have bought the right to ure vour patent
oven there, and I intend to put up a dozen
or two of them, and 1 would like to em
ploy you as a foreman."
1 he New \ork baker had nothing more
to say. and tiie two friends went to the
Metropolitan arid ha 1 a long talk over a
b.'ttle or two of champagne.
A LEGAL QUESTION. —A tarmer calle.i
at the house of a lawyer to cousu t him pro ,
fessiona'iV. "Is the squeer at home? h
inquired of the lawyer's wife, who opened
the door at his summons. He was ans
wered negatively. Disappointment shone
in his taee; after a moment s consideration
a thought revived him. "Mebby yourself
can tell me as well as the squeer, seem a--
yer his wife" The ladv promised to do
so. if on learning the nature of the d'fficu
ty, she found it in her power, and the
farmer proceeded to state 'he case as fol
lows: "S'pose you war an old white mar,
an I should borry vou to go to mill, with
a grist on Ver back, an \c should go n<>
funher tlian Stair Hill, when all at once ye
should back up an pitch and fa I down and
break yout neck, who'd pay for ye?" This
was a question which the astonished lady
was unable to answer.
JC +r A young lady in Detroit has dis
covered a cure for cold feet. It may be in
vogue here for aught we know. The De
troit miss gives her recept for it as follows:
"I am troiii>le<l with c I<l feet, but I man
age to keep them warm by lying in bed
every morning until my mother has built
a tire and prepared breakfast. I th.-n g-i
up, place my feet on the front of the stove,
eat my morning meal, read the news, and ; i
afier warming some flannels and wrapping ,
them alsut my u |oor feet,'* return to bed, |
w here I reinaiu until nearly noon. I re
peat this every twenty-four hours, and find
it very comfortable. I think 1 shall sur- I
vive." t
THE NEW STATE LOAN —Upon an ex ;■
ainiuation of the bids, for the new State r
loan, on Monday, April Ist, it apj>eared r
that the bids were nine millions in excess c
of the sum required—thirty-one million j
being offered at six }er cent, interest rang- <
ing from par to one half per cent, premium, s
Dexler <fe Co., E. W. C.ark Co., and Jay t
Cook tC Co., wed known banking firms of i
Philadelphia, have obtained a majority of I
the bids a premium, and the remainder, i
al>out seven millions, has been taken in v
other parts of the State. Of this $823, i
312.05 were at 5 percent, per annum, and 1
$ 1 2,080.680 95 at 6 per cent. |*-r annum. . ■
Of the 5 |>er ceut. cent, loan, $92,850 were I
for the sh.irtest term; $90,479.88 for the t
.fifteen year loan, and $729,933.17 for the s
long, or twenty-five year loan. Of the 6 i
per ceut. loan, $4,907,150 were f>r the
short loan ; $7,909,520.12 for the medium 1
loan and $9,270,016 85 for the long loan.
Tbt® exhibit shows that the State has re- *
gained her financial reputation, under the 1
able and judicious management of lb-pub- *
jicaa officials for a Lumber of years past. | 1
Eloquent Appeal.
j Paul Denton, a Methodist Preacher in
Texas, advertised a barbacue, nb Letter
liquor than is usually furnished. When the
people were assembled, a desperado in the
crowd cried out, "Mr. Paul Denton, your
reverence ha-* lied. You promised not only
a g.wd barbacue,but better liquor. Where's
the liquor f*
"There!'' answered the missionary, in
tones ol thunder, and pointing his motion
less linger at the double spring, gushing up
iu two strong columns, with a sound like a
shout of joy from the bosom of the earth.
"I here! he related, with a look as ter
rible as the lightning, whi e his enemy
actually trembled at his feet; "There is the
ijqaor which God the eternal brews for all
his children.
"Not in the simmering still, over smoky
(lies, clinked with poisonous gasses, and
surrounded wiln the stench of sickening
odors and rank Corruptions, does our Father
in Heaven p>epare the precious essence of
lile —pure co d water; but in the greet) and
gra<>\ deil, w le-re the red deer watidets,and
the child loves to play—there God brews
it ; and down, down, in the deepest valleys,
w h-re the fountains murmur and the ribs
sing, and hih up the mountain top; w h-re
naked granite glitters like gold in the sun,
where the storm cloud broods an J the tinui
ler storms crash; and away, far out on the
•wid>\ wide sea, w here the wind how ls mti
>ic and lh- big waves roar the chorus,swee |>-
ing the march ol God—there Lie brews it
—that beverage of life—health givin j
I water.
"And everywhere it is a tiling of bean'v
—gleaming in the dew drops, sinning in the
g!e", ti l the trees ail seem iolurn to living
jewels, spreading a golden veil over the sun,
01 aw hite ganzearound the midnight uioon,
I sporting in the cataracts, dancing in the hail
showers, folding its bright snow curtains
softly about tlie w ;>rld, and weaving the
many colored iris seraph's zone of fhe skv,
whose roof is the sunbeam of Heaven, ail
checked over with the celestial flowers, by
the mystic hand of refraction, still, always
it is beautiful—that bles • 1 life water. No
poison bubbles on its brink ; its foam brings
not madness and murder; no blood stains
its liquid glass; pale widows and orphans
weep not burning tears in its depths,and no
irunkards ghost from the grave curses it
;n words of eternal despair! Speak out, mv
friends, would you ever change it for the
demon's drink—alcohol ?"
A shout like the roar of the tempest,
answered "No!"
Baptizing a Sinner.
Poor people have a hard time in this
w..r!J of ours. Even in matters of religion
there is a vat difference between Lazarus
and Dives, as the following anecdote, copied
from an exchange, will illustrate:
Old Bi'iy G had attended a great
revival, and in common with manv others,
wHa ' convicted" and baptized. Not many
weeks afterward one of his friends met him
reeling home trom the court ground with
a "brick" in his hat.
"Hello, I nele Billy," said his friend, "I
thought you had joined the church!"
".So I did,' answered Billy, making a
desperate effort to be still. "S > I did,
Jt-emes, an' would a bin a good Baptist, if
they hadn't treated me so mean
at the water. Didn t you hear about iu,
Jeemes ?"
"No, I never did."
**l hen I I tell 'bout it. You fee, when
we come to the baptism' place there w is
old Sinks, the rich old Squire, who was to
l>e dipped at the same time. Well, the
minister took the Squiie in first, but I
didn't mind that much, as I thought that
'twould be just as good when I cum; xj he
Dd him in mity keerful, and wiped his
face and led him out. Well, then cum mv
turn, and instead of lif'tin' nte out as he did
the Squire, he gave me one s'osh, an J 1.-ft
me craw lin' around on the bottom like a
mud turtle —that's so. Jeemes,"
be abl- to get dinner, v> sweep the room,
to make a garment, to tend a baby, would
add greatly- to the list of a young lady's ac
complishments \\ here can behold a
more lovely sight than the eldest daughter
of a family, attending in the sweet sim
plicity of her new womanhood, by the side
of her toiling, careworn mother, to relieve
and aid her? Now she presides at the
table, now diverts ha fa score of little folks
in the library. .She can assist her younger
brothers in their sports, or the elder ones
in their studies; read the newspaper to In r
wearv father, or smooth the aching brow of
her fevered mother. Always ready with a
helping hand, and a cheerful smi e for every
•-murgency, she is au angel of love and
blessing to the home circle. Should she
be caiied out of it to originate a home of
self-sacrificing ?
jt-fT Judgment was rendered against
tlie Mayor and Alderman of Dubuque,
lowa, in their capacities, for the sum of
83. they having refused to make a
tax levy sufficient to pay for some p>operty
which had been condemned, lor the Use of
the city.