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. T. IIITTCIIIXSON, EDlT0RS
EI. JAMES, f
31. M. JONES, Notary Public,
Ebensburg, Pa. "P".
ILLIAil KITTELL, Attorney at
Law, Ebensburg, ra.
August 13, 1868.
JOHN FENLON, Attorney at Law,
t3$- Of5ce on High stret. ugl3
TVMimi HIM TM.' Kit l
VX Law, Ebensburg, Pa.
ggy Office in Colonnade Row. auglS
TT7IULIAM IT. SECHLE1V, Attor-
ft nev at Law, Ebensburg-, Pa.
gST OfSceis Cqjjnnadw Row. HUg20
neys at Law, Ebensburjr.' Yx.
.Particular attention paid to collections.
Office on High street, west of the Di
amond. Pr- 20. 1
JOHNSTON & SCANLAN, Attorneys
at Law, Ebensbnrp, Pa.
Office opposite the Court House.
R. L. JOUSSTOX. augl3 J. K. SCANLAN.
AM ICS C EASLY, Attorney at Law,
CarroVitown, Cambria county, Y&.
Architectural Drawings and Specifi
cations made. r,u,13
J. WATERS, Justice of the Peace
t$r Office adjoining dwelling, on High St.,
Ebensburg, P.v. Lau? l--6m.
T. W. DICK.
Tr OP KLIN yTCK, Attorneys at
XV. Law, ELensburp, Pa.
Office in Colonadc Kuw, with 'ft'm.
Kittell, Esq. Oct. 22.
OSEP1I S. STR A YER, Justice of
the Pence. Johnstown, Pa.
rw'-T" Offiee on Market street, corner of Lo
cust etrcet extended, and one door south of
the late office of Wui. M'Kee. jauglo
Q DEYEREAUX, M. P., Physician
JLA and Snrfreon, Summit, Pa.
r Office east of Mans:on Hou.e, on Rail
road street. Night calls ironjptIy attended
to, at Lis oWce. " ugl3
rTdE YV ITT ZEIGLER
Offers his professional ser"ices to tlie
citizens of Eben.-;burr and vicinity. He will
vis-it Ebensburg the eco;; l Tuesday of each
month, to remain one weeii.
Teeth extracted, without p-'i", with Xifrous
tiznie, or Lunching Gjs.
t-S" Hoouis :u the "Mcar u-in Ilo-as-".'"
High Btrett. uul-'J
y The undersigned. 'Ir:id of '.be Hai
ti mr-..- College of Dental Sar-ra;-. respectfully
offers Lis professional .c r vi'. -s t t'.'.o -ili'-"S
of Ebensburg. lie hs -par-d v.o m i' lo
thoroughly acquaint himscii vith evry ivJ
provtnieftt in hi3 art. To many ye. is JV per
sonal experience, l.e lutb tou; 1. 1 to -u t tu
imparted experience ot v-c hjirhest authorities
in Dental hcieuc. He -..,.':' ask? that au
opportunity may be Ivc'u tor bis vu to
Speak iis own pr.i"e.
SAMUi:'- I. El. FORD, D. D. S.
W ill ut Ki.onvil.ur on the fourth
Monday of each ui-j!:'.!-., to otay one w.ek.
August 13, 1SC3.
i loi'u co., Hun:.-"
Jij Kbixsnrnfi, Pa.
Ct" iold, Silver, (ioveriunent Loiins and
Other Securities ,bj.'j a ad ?old. Interest
allowed on Time Deposit-. Collections made
u all accessible poii;t9 in t'ue United States,
and a General J. it king Business transacted.
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! ! Altoona, Pa.
Drafts on the principal cities, and Silver
tnd Gold for sale. Collections irnule. Mon
eys received on deposit, payable on demand,
without interest, or upon lime, with iutcre
ut rates. at:g!3
THE FIRST NATIONAL RANK
Or JoyxsTowN, Pkxsa.
Raid vp Cap;:- ' S 00,000 00
J'rieiUge to inrreate to luO.f.OO 00
AVc buy and sell Inland and Foreign Drafts,
Gold and Silver, and all cl-sse of Govern
ment Securities ; make collections nt home
aad abroad ; receive deposits ; loan money,
and do a general Banking business. All
business entrusted to us will receive prompt
attention and care, at moderate prices. Give
-as a trial.
D. J. VORRF.LL,
Jacob M. Cami-usll,
DANIEL J. MORRELL, President
II. J. RoiituTs, Lathicr
i'M. 31. movd, Erf St.
!on i.LOY, Cashier.
tlRST NATIONAL HANK
X OF ALTOONA.
GO VERXMEXT A GEXCV,
DESIGNATED DEPOSITORY OF THE UNI
f-jY" Corner Virginia and Annie sts., North
V.'ard, Altoona, Pa.
A i TliOMIZ KD CatitaL $30C,OC J 00
Cash Capital Paid is '. 150,',0o 00
All business pertaining to Banking done on
lu'ernal Revenue Stamps of all denomina-
is alv. ays on hand.
To purchasers of tS'.atup?, percentage, in
-Mamps, will be allowed, as follows: $50 to
SlOo, 2 per cent.; $!0C to $200, 3 per cent.;
and upwards, 4 per cent. augl3
A ii a ii am" 5la in iiiTZTr
?5haing, Shamooing, and llair-drcssing
'one in the must arlistic style.
tC5"" Saloon directly opposite the "Moun
tain House." ... .augl3
Rational .soap and candle
- HEXHV SCHXAI LE,
. Wholesale dealer in Sc;p. Candles, Crcce
.Liquor 'and Fisk, c' ,r,; prl.&.
'ipi iuw St., Jou:;sTon'x pa.
I L. LANG STROTH'S PATENT
U - MOVABLE COMB BEE IIITE !
Pronounced the best ever yet introduced
in this county or State. Any person buying
a family right can have their Bees transferr
ed from au old box to a new one. In every
instance in which this has been done the re
sult has been entirely satisfactory, and the
first take of honey has invariably paid all ex
penses, and frequently exceeded them. Proof
of the superior merits of this invention will
be found in the testimony of every man who
has piven it a trial, and among the number
are the gentlemen named below, and their
experience should induce every oneinteres'ed
in Bees to
lirY A FAMILY RIGHT !
Henry C. Kirkpatrick, of Curroll township,
lUUa IKS Kt LSVJUWMO VI C ' t i L i,' " w
,u.,-.ih--v-c.;u at j- cent per pounds
" Ailnm Deitrk'u, of Carroll township, took
from two hives ICO pounds of surplus honey.
James Kirkpatrick, of Chest township, took
oO pounds of surplus honey from one hive.
Jacob Kirkpatrick, of Chest township, ob
tained T2 pounds of surplus honey from one
hive, worth not less than 21, and the right
cost him only $5.
Peter Campbell from one hive obtained 36
pounds of surplus honey at one time.
jpjf Quite a number of similar statements,
authenticated by some of the best citizens of
Cambria county, could be obtained in proof
of th superior merits o Langstroth's Patent
Movable Comb Bee Hive.
Persons wishing to purchase family right3
should call on or address
Nov. 20, ISCS-tf Carrolltowu, Pa.
DO YOU WANT A BARGAIN ?
The subscriber offers at private sale the
following described valuable property, situ
ate in iropf;stown, Indiana county :
OXE LARGE HOUSE,
Two stories high, L-shnpe, one L being 5(
feet lon. and the other 40 feet. It contains
some 20 rooms, and is well suited for. and
has heretofore been used as, a Motel. Situa
ted in the. business portion of town.
OXE SMALLER II J USE,
Two stories high, 40x22 feet, capable of ac
commodating two families.
THREE ACRES OE GROUND,
Upon which the foregoing described houses
The property was formerly owned and oc
cupied by Barker & Litzinger, who have dis
$1,200 for the entire property. $300 to
$500 in hind; the balance in payments. Pos
session given the 1st of April, it desired.
2, For r articulars, apply to or address
A. A. BARKER,
S Ho ! every one that wants Pictures,
Come ye to Ebensburg and get them !
Having located iti EbcDlurg, I. would very
respectfully inform the people that! am now
I fully prepared to take
in every style of the art. from the smallest
Card Picture up to Life ize.
ifPict"rt: taken in any weatber.-3
Every at: ntion givon to the taking of
Photographs painted in Oil, India Ink, or
Your attention is called to mv
FiiAMEsJ FOtt LARGE PICTURES,
also, Copying and enlarging done in the very
besl rtyle of tlie ait.
I ask comparison, and defy competion.
Thankful for past favors, 1 solicit a con
tinuance of the same.
Zz3 Gallery on Julian street, three doors
north of the Town Hal!.
aug!3 T. T. SPENCE, Photographer.
TEW CHEAP CASH STORE!!
The subscriber would inform the citizens
of Ebensburg and vicinity that he keeps con
stantlv on linnd everything in the
G ROCERV AND CONFECTIONERY
line, buch as Flour, Tea, Coffee, Sugar, all
kinds of Crackers, Chee?e, Smoking and
Chewing Tobacco, Cigars, kc.
OA XX ED PEA CUES AXD TOM i TOES.'
Also, Buckskin and Woolen Gloves, Wool
en Socks. Neck ties, Jkc,. all of which will be
sold as cheap if not cheaper than elsewhere.
A full assortment of Candies!
X'tjT Ice Cream every evening.
augl3 R. R. THOMAS.
RITES J. LLOYD,
Successor of R. S. Bunn,
PURE DRUGS AND MEDICINES PAINTS,
OILS, AND DYE-STUFFS, PERFUME
RY AND FANCY ARTICLES, PURE
WINES AND BRANDIES FOR MEDI
CAL PURPOSES, PATENT MEDICINES, &c.
Letter, Cap, and Note Papers,
Pens, Pencils, Superior Tnk,
And other Rrticles kept
by Druggists generally.
rfij'MVjns1 prexcriplions carefully compounded.
Office on Main Street, opposite the Moun
tain House, Ebensburg, Pa. augl3
ALU ABLE TOWN PROPERTY
FOR SALE. The undersigned will tell
at private sale, a 'ot of ground tituated in the
west ward of Ebensburg borough, having
Miereen erected a two-story frame house,
with a plank kitchen attached, and a onr
story frame house, fronfme C6 feet on High
street, and extending 132 feet hack to lot of
Yru. S. Lloyd, adjoining lot of Robt. Evans
on the east, and an alley on the west, form
erly owned by E. Siiles. The property will
be sold cheap for cash, or on good terms. For
full paiticulars apply to V. S. BARKER.
June 3 -if. Ebtnsburg, Pa.
1 The subscriber will offer for rent his
STORE ROOM, located on High street, near
the diamond, and now occupied by R. R. Da
vis. Thi3 is one of the best locations in town.
Possess ion given the 1st of July.. For tcims
nn'I particulars can un r autiress
May CT-tf. E. J. MILLS, Ebensburg, Pa.
JJl All persons wanting to get one of the
celebrated Aetna Mowing nnd Reaping Ma
chines, must leave their orders with me be
tween this and the 20th of June, in order
that I may have time to Order tl.em before
they are wanted to uc. GEO. HUNTLKY.;
I WOULD RATHRR BE BIGHT
EBENSBURG, PA., THURSDAY, JUNE
Written for The Alleghanian.J
Watching on the Shore.
BY HI HAM TOREK T.
Close beside the silver sands,
Watching on the beach she stands, .
For that gleaming sail once more,
Sail she saw so long before,
Slowly fading from the shore.
Sitting by the window-pane,
Gazing outward on the main,
Through, the misty sur to see
What that distant bark uiy be,
Coming lndward.o'erJ.he sep-
4 - Jlaaylonjf" Ah'd"way years,
'Neath Hope's rain'ow arched in tears,
With her lonely heart of pain,
She hath watch'd, but watch'd in vain,
For his coming back again.
Fathoma deep on coral bed
Sleeps the heart she was to wed 1
Whilst with yearning soul and hand.V
Still, in wuiting Faith, ehe stands,
Close beside the silver sauds.
T H B E E 8 rTvE ll E fl ,
Pretty Barbara Ferros woula not mar
ry. Her mother was iu consternation.
'Why are you so stubborn, Barbara ? '
she aked. ''You have plenty of l.,vers."
''But they do not suit me," said Bar
bara, coolly tieing her curl.- before the
"Why not V
"I want, when I marry, a man who L
brave equal to any emergency. 11" 1 give
up my libuity. I want to be taken tare
' Silly child ! What is the matter with
big Barney, the blacksmith ?"
"He is biir, but I never learned that he
'kAnd you never heard that he was not.
What is the matter" with Ernest, the gun
''He's as placid as goat's milk."
"That is no sign he is a coward. There
is little Fritz, the tanner j he is quarrel
some enough for you, surely."
'He is no i-ijcr than a bantam cock.
It is little bo c-juld do if the house was
set upon by
"It's no s
. ! hers "
r.'.wt'vs strength that wins a
li takes brains as well as
. lic.v, Barbara, give these
fellows .An' tril." -- . .
Barbara turned her face before the
mirror, letting down one raven tress and
looping up another.
"I will. mothcr7 saia she at last.
knocked early at the door.
"You sent for me, Barbara ?" he said,
going to the girl, who stood vjppn the
hearth, coquettishly warming one- pretty
foot and then the other.
"Yes, Ernest," she replied. "I've been
thinking of what ycu said the other night,
when you were here."
"Well, Barbara V
Ernest spoke quietly, but his dark blue
eyes Hashed, and he looked at her intent-
"I want to test you."
"I want to see if you dare do a very
"What is it r
"There is an old coffin up stairs. It
smells of mould. They say Redmond, thc
murderer, was buried iu it; but the devil
came for his body and left the coffin empty,
at the end of a week, and it was finally
taken from the tomb. It is up stairs in
the room my grandfather died in, and
they say grandsire does-not rest easy in
his grave fur some reason, though that 1
know nothing about. 3)aro you make
that ycur bed to-night."
"Is that all ? I will do that, and sleep
soundly. Why, pretty one, did you think
I had weak nerves ?"
"Your nerves will have good proof if
you undertake it. Remember, no one
sleeps in that wing of the house."
"I hall bleep the sounder."
"Goi'd night then. I will Sen 1 a III
to show you the chamber. If you t:.iy
there until morning," said the imperious
Miss Barbara, with a nod of her pretty
head, "I will marry you "
"You vow it V
"I vow it."
Ernest turned straightway, and follow
ed a lad iu wattinir through dim rooms aad
damp ways, where rats smttled I re
them, to a lew chamber. The boy looked
pale and scared, and evidently wanted to
hurry away; but Ernest made him wait
until he took a survey of the room by the
aid of his lamp. It was very large and
full of recos.-xs, with high windows iu
them, which were barred across, lie re
membered that old Grandsire Ferros had
been irsauo several years before his death,
so this precaution had been necessary for
the safety of himself and others. In the
center of the room stood a coffin ; beside it
! yras placed a chair.
The room was otaer-
wise perfectly empty.
Ernest stretched himself in the coffin.
enough to tell Mtss Uarbara
that itVa very good fit-paid he.
The boy 'went out and shut the door,
leaving the guiis n.ith alone in the dark.
Meanwhile, Barbara was talking with
the blacksmith in the keeping room.
THAN PRESIDENT. Hknry Clat
"Barney," said she, pulling h er hands
away from his grasp when he would hare
kissed her, "I have a tesc to put you to
before I give you any answer. There is a
corpse lying in the chamber where my
grandsire died, in the untenanted wing of
the house. If you dare sit with it there all
nightand let nothing drive you from 3-our
post , you'll not ask me to marry you in vain."
"You give me a light and a bottle of
wine and a book to read ?"
"Are these all the condidtiocs you can
offer me, Barbara V
"All. And if you get frightened.
You-Trcca- neYCi - lock me in tho face
"I'll take them, thon "
So Barney was conauuica u: nsf
by the lad, who had been instructed in
the secret, and whose voluntary stare at
Ernest's placid face as it lay in the coffin
was interpreted by Barney to" be natural
awe of a corpse, lie took his seat- and
the boy lull him alone with the darkness
end the rats and the coffin.
Soon after, young Fritz, the tanner ar
rived, flattered and hopeful from the fact
that Barbara had sent for him.
"Have you changed your mind, Barba
ra ?" he asked. -
"No; and I shall not, until I know
that you can do a really brave thing."
"What shall it be ? Tswear to satisfy
"I have a proposal to make to you. My
plan requires skill as well as courage."
"Tell me I"
"Well in this house is a man watching
by a corpse, lie has sworn not to leave
his post until morning. If you can make
him do it I shall be satisfied that you are
as smart and as brave as I require a hus
band to be."
"Why, nothing is so easy ?" exclaimed
Fritz. "I cat scare him away. Furnish
me with a sheet, show me the room, and
go to your rest, Barbara. You will find
me at the post in the morning."
Barbara did as he required, and saw
the tanner step blithely away to his task.
It was then nearly twelve o'clock, and she
sought her own chamber. Barney Avas
sitting' at his vi-jil.
The face in. the coffin gleamed whiter
through the darkness. The rats squeaked
as if a famine were upon them, and they
smelled flesh. The thought made him
shudder. He got up and walked about.
btfir something made
somebody was behind him and he put his.
chair with the back against the wall, and
sat down again, lie had been hard at
woik all day, and at last, in spite of everj--thing,
he grew sleepy. Finally he nodded
Suddenly it seemed v.s if somebody had
touched him. He awoke with a start and
saw nobody near, though in the centre of
the room stood a white figure.
"Curse you get out of this !" he ex
claimed, in a fright, using the very first
words that came to his tongue.
The figure held up its right hand and
slowly approached him. " lie started to
his feet. The spectre came nearer press
ing him in the corner.
"The d 1 take you !"
cried Barney, in
Involuntarily he stepped back, still the
figure advanced, coming nearer, and ex
tending both arms, as if to take Jiim in a
ghastly embrace. The hair started up ou
Barney's head ; he grew desperate, and as
thc gleaming arms would have touched
him, lie felf upon the ghost like a whirl
wind, tearing off the sheet, thumping,
pounding, beating and kicking, more and
more outraged at the resistence he met,
which told him the truth.
A the reader knows, he was big and
Fritz was little ; and while pummeling
the little tanner unmercifully, and Fritz
was trying to lounge at Barney's stomach,
to take the wind out of him, both plung
ing and kicking like horses, they were
pertriu id by hearing a voice cry :
"Take one of your size, big Barney."
Looking around, they saw the corpse
sitting up in the coffin. This was too
:n uch. They released each other and sprang
for the door. They never knew how they
got out; but they ran home in hot haste,
panting like stags.
It was Barbara herself who came and
opened the door upon Ernest the next
"It's very early; one more little nap,
eaid he, turning over in his coffin.
So she married him ; and though she
sent Fritz and Barney invitations to the
wedding, they did not appear. If they
discovered the trick, they kept the knowl
edge to themselves, and never willingly
faced Barbara's laughing eyes again.
A npw.tnnde widow went recently to
a life insurance rffice to receive the amount
of a policy on her husband's life, which
had providentially been maae payuoie 10 : tnirty-ioui, ne gioriousiy ien, uuimi ; construcieu in u u-isemcni, aim wuen un
hei . The president thought it only prop-! in the cause of freedom, at Bunker Hill, j ished it was found to be several inches
per to condole w ith her on her bereave
ment. "I am truly sorry, madam, to hear of
vour loss " said he.
"That's always the way with you men.
You are always sorry when a poor woman
get3 a chance to make a little money."
Superior cleanliness sooner attracts
our regard than finery, and often gains es
teem when costly dress fails.
A Chapter 011 Younur Men.
Alexander, of Macedon, extended his
power over Greece, conquered Egypt, re
built Alexandria, overran all Asia, and
died at thirty-three years of age.
Hannibal was but twenty-six when, af
ter the fall of his father, Ilamilcar, and
Asdrubal, his successor, he was chosen
commander-in-chief of the Carthagenian
army. At twenty-seven, he captured Sa
guntum from the Romans. Before he was
thirty-four, hu carried his arms from Afri
ca into Italy, conquered Publius Scipio on
the banks of the Ticeuus, routed Sempro
nius near the Trebia, defeated Flam in
ou LU approach to the Appeninee, laid
waste the whole country, defeated Fabius
Maximus and Yarro, marched into Capua,
. " - of thirty-six was thunder
ing at tne sates 01
Scipio Africanus was ccareely sixteen
when he took an active part in the battle
of Canine, and saved the life of his father.
MM I I I 1
j.ne wrecK 01 uie ltoniau cavalry enose
, ., , - , , 1 j
him Minn fur thpir lc-uh-.r an, lw rinif!ir
ted them back to the capilol. Soou after
he was twenty, he was appointed pro-consul
of Spain, where he took. New Carthage
by storm. lie soon after defeated, tucces
sively, Asdrubal, (Haunibal's brother,)
Mago, and Hanno ; crossed into Africa,
negotiated with Syphax and King Masin
issa, returned to Spain, quelled the insur
rection there, drove the Carthagenians
wholly from the peninsula, returned to
Rome, devised the diversion against the
Carthagenians by carrying the war into
Africa, crossed thither, destroyed the ar
my of Syphax, compelled the return of
Hannibal, and defeated Asdrubal a second
Charlemagne was crovrned King of the
Franks before he was twenty-six. At the
age of twenty-eight, he had" conquered
Aquitauia, .and at the age of twenty-nine
had made himself master of vhe whole
German and French empires
Charles XII, of
Swi'iipn wr.s dffhirprl
of aire bv the States, and succeeded his
father at the age of fifteen. At eighteen,
he headed the expedition against thc
Banes, whom he checked ; and with a
fourth of their number he cut to pieces
the Russian army, commanded by the Czar
Peter, at Narva; crossed the Bwin,
gained a victory over Saxony, and Cirried
his arms into Poland. At twenty-one, he
had conquered Poland and dictated to her
a new sovereign... ...At twenty-four, he had
subdued Saxony; and at twenty -seven, lie
was conducting his victorious troops into
the heart of Russia, when a severe wound
ing command m person,
in his overt hr
quent treacherous captivity into r.
Lafayette Was a Mijor General
Ama-ican annv at tho a:e ot eighteen;
was but twenty when he Was wounded at
Brandy wine; but twenty-two when he
raised supplies .for his army, on his own
credit, at Baltimore, and but thirty-three
when raised to the office of commander-in-chief
of the National Guards of France.
Napoleon Bonaparte commenced his
military career us an officer of artillery at
the age of seventeen. At twenty -four, he
successfully commanded the artillery at
Toulon. His splendid and victorious cam
paign in Italy was performed at the age of
twenty-seven. During the next year,
when he was about twenty-eight, he gained
a battle over the Austrtaus 111 Italy, con
querca Mantua, carried the war into Aus-
tria. ravaged Tyrol, concluded an advan-
tagcous peace, took possession of Milan
end the Venetian republic, revolutionized
Genoa, and formed thc Cisalpine republic,
At the age of twenty-nine, he received the
command of the army-
;he army against K)pi;!ajn
scattered th clouds of Mameluke cavalry,
mastered Alexandria, Aboukir, and Cairo,
and wrested the lands of thc Pharaohs and
Ptolemies from, the proud descendants of
the prophet. At thirty, he fell upon the
Parisians like a thunderbolt, overthrew
the dictatorial government, dispersed the
council of five hundred, and was proclaim
ed First Consul. At the age of thirty
one, he crossed the Alps with an army and
destroy ed the Austrians at a blow at Ma-
it the age of thirty-two. he os- j jt j10 bid farewell to all Visions of fu
the code of. Napoleon ; in the iure prospects -and success. The apprcn
, he was elected Consul for life ticeshin is the foundation of the great me-
hv the people ; and at the age of thirty
three, he was crowned Emperor of the
George Washington was only twenty
crven vcars of acre when he covered the
retreat of the Britith troops at Bruddock's
defeat ; and the same year, he was appoin-
ted commander -in-chief of all the Virginia
Gei. Joseph Warren was only twenty-
nine years of age w hen, in defiance 01 the
l?r-tili Koldieis stationed at the door of
the church, he pronounced the celebrated
oration which aroused the soirit of liberty
j and patriotism that terminated iu the
! achievement of American Independence.
' . .1 . T r t 1 ... .....ff. 1 .t oil f rn fl ri t.
' .'llCAilIIUVl liaUJIUUll dL tl. j1iv.uh.hu...
Colonel in the army of the American Rev-
olutiou, and aide-de-camp to Washington,
j at thc age of twenty. At twenty-five, he
was a member of Congress from Ne.v
. York ; at thirty, ho was one of the ablest
members of the Convention that formod ,
the Constitution of the United Statss. At,
hirtv-one. he was a member of the New
i York Convention, and joint author of th
1 rreat work entitled the "Federalist." At
TS RMS: 'f-
N UMBER 46,
thirty-two, ho was Secretary of tha Treas
ury of the United States, and arranged the
financial branch of the government apoii
so perfect a plan that no great improve
ment has ever been made upon it since by
Thomas Hayward. of South Carohha
was but thirty yc ars of age when ho signed
the glorious record of the nation's birth
the Declaration of Independence; TJL
bridge Gerry, of Massachusetts, Benjamiil
Rush and James Wilson, of Pennsylvania
were thiny-oue years of age; Matthew
ihornton, of New Hampshire, Thcma
Jefferson, of Virginia, Arthur Middleton,
of North Carolina. and'Thamns t
Maryland, thirty-three ; and William
Hooper, of North Carolina, thirty-four.
John Jay, at tw-nty-nine years old was
a "ieuiuer ui mo revolutionary :on-ro
) Vjnt7iS?OCiac w"1 ec an( Livings-
dress to the people of Great '&nuinua?k
up mat paper liimseit, which was consid
r-..l m.n .f . t x ,
erca onc ot thc U1't eloquent productions
. 1 ... 1 vuvn uis
of the time. At thirtv-two h.V
old Constitution of New York, and iu the
same year was appointed Chief Justice of
that State. At thirty-four he was ap
pointed Minister to Spain.
At the age of tweuty-six, Thomas Jef
ferson was a leading member of the Colo
nial Legislature in Virginia. At thirty
he was a meaiberof the Virginia Conven
tion ; at thirty-two a member of Congress)
and at thirty-three ho drafted the Declara
tion of Independence".
Milton, at the age of twenty, had written
his finest miscellaneous poems, including
L'Altegra, Pensoroso, Comus, and the
most beautiful of Monodies.
Lord Byr; 11, at the age of twenty, pub
lished his celebrated satire upon the Kn
lish bards and Scotch reviewers; at twenty-four,
the first two cantos of Childe
Harold's Pilgrimage. Indeed all the vast
poetic treasures of his genius were poured
forth in their' richest profusion before La
was thirty-four years old, and he died at
Mozart the gr?at German musician,
completed all his noble compositions be
fore he was thirty-five.
Pope wrot.-' man- of his published po
ems by the time he wes sixteen years old j
at twenty his Essay on Criticism ; at twen
ty one the Rape of the Lock ; and at
twenty -five his great work the transit
tion of the Iliad."
Sir Isaac. Newton had mastered thd
highest elements ot" -Maliieiuailes and tha
analytical method of Des Cartes before ho
was twenty; had discovered the aew
method of infinite series, of fluxions, and
his new theory of light and colors. At
twenty-five he had discovered the netr
principle of the reflecting telescope, tho
laws of gravitation, and the planetary sya-
j tern. At thirty he occupied the mat ha
j matical chair at Cambridge,
j Dr. Dwiyht's Conquest of Canaan was
i commenced at the ego of sixtaen, and Cn
i L-hed at twenty-two. At the latter age hi
i composed his celebrated dissertation on the
I history, eloquence and poetry of the Bib'o,
j which was immediately published Mid re--,
j published in Europe.
A Wood to thentices. Appren
ticeshin is iLe most important stage of
life through which a mechanic is to pass.
It is emphatically tlie spring season of his
davs the time when he i sowing the
j tue frujts of which he is to reap iu
aftcr vcars. If he spares no labor in its
j j,r0per culture, he is sure of obtaining ait
j ajU,:irjt harvest, ; but if, in the culture
j cf nlctul toil, he follows the example of
, aiany j tilling the earth, and carelessly
and negligently does his work, like them.
he will find the seeding time past, and hi
ground only bringing forth weeds and
briers. Let the young apprentice Vear in
mind, when he commences learning any
business, that all hopes of success in the
ftuure are to fade away like thc morning
mist unless he iiprovet the golden season.
Let him bear in mind that he can become
master of h business only through thw
closest application and the most persevere
j,,., industry ; and unless he does master
chauieal ediuee' and surely if the founda
tion of a structure be not linn, the struc
ture itself crumbles and falls to the earth.
Then, young friends, persevere; be studious
and attentive : studv wdl the branches of
j vour lu,iues;s practical and theoretical, nnd
;vuen tjie ,-,uie lujj wlue. for vou to take
j an active pirt in the world, you will not
t fail to be of us, not only in in your par-
tieular business bat in society.
Two editors in Chicago undertook to
produce a velocipede on a new and im-
t proved pattern. One was to furnish the
: uioney, and the other the inveutier skill,
( large three wheeled affair was secretly
! .1 . V l.rt I TM, tirr. -.litnra
. ijYIUUl lUUH LUU Ul'UlrtrfJI. J. 11 0 1IIU IT'tllUlf.
! are consulting whether to tear down the
' house or pull the velocipedo to pieces.
The "fastest time on record" between
California & Massaehufotls has been made
by a geuth-iau who arrived in Botfcon on
Satunl ly frr.n: ?n Franeioco, having ao.
complishcd the j- urncy in seven days and
eleven hur, including i-evcrXvtu hours,
detention on the w?y.