Newspaper Page Text
IUJBU8IIED EVERY WEDNE30AY IS
BLooMsnuno, pa., by
WILLIAMSON II. JACOBT.
TERMS. tt (10 In ndnneit. If not paid wilhln
SIX MONTHrl.Mcnl.nJdltloimlvi iuo awn.
mr N.iniini.r ,ll.-onllimnrt until all an nrngea
it paid oieept l the option of llie editor
RATES OP ADVERTISING.
1 in tintt nomiTiTOTn k nituna.
(iiin r throfl lnafrtlnn-t
Cvery ubicquont Ineorlion lo tuanU
Kieeuinr'n and AduiliiMrntor'a Notico 3.01
Audltor'a NuiIm .)
Other advorlinuiueiiU Inaurud according toapoeial
HuiineM nnilcet, without adreriiioment, twenty,
..! nn. linn.
Tmniixnt adverllarmciili pnjralils in adtauce all
otlieri duo after t tut nrm inaitruon.
Have Courage to Say "So,
You're starting to-day on lifo s journey,
Alono on Ilia highway of lit'u ;
You'll incut with it thousand temptations;
Each city with evil is rife.
This world is a stage of excitement, '
There's (laiiicr wherever you go ;
But if you ore tomptud to wcakno-s,
Have courage, my boy, to say '".No."
Tho syren's sweet cong may nllura you ;
Beware of lier cunniiig and art ;
Whenever you see her upproitching,
lie guarded and haste to depart.
Tlie billiard silicon arc inviting,
Decked out in their tinsel ot show ;
You tnuy bo invited to enter,
Have courage, my boy, to say "No.
The bright ruby wino may be offered
No mutter how tempting it be,
From poison that Htings like mi adder,
My boy, liavo the courage to flee.
The gambling halls uro belbro you,
Their lights how they danco to und fro,
If you sliould bo tciupted to enter,
Think twice, oven thrice, ere you go.
In courago alono lie3 your safety,
When you tho long journey begin,
And trust in a good moral training,
Will keep you unspotted from sin.
Temptations will go on increasing,
A streams from a rivulet How,
ltii, if vm, ntn trim r.i vnur liuiiihnnd.
Have tho courage, my boy, to say "No."
. ... -SEE
Jcdeiliali Juniper's Interview
with Xcw York.
'Carriage, sir? take you right up 1'
'Git nout, I say I PlrfgUO Otl't linov yoou
du go on, and follow a feller araound 1 'spect
a fuller's tu daru'd lazy, or tu proud, tu hang
on tu his own bundle ?'
'But if you are going bp,' continued one
of tho Jarvios
'Coin up?' echoes tho bedeviled Yankee,
freezing to his valise.
'Yes, sir, up to a hotel.'
'A ho-tel ? Git aout, goll darn yo !'
'Yes, sir, take you riht up; hero's my
'Hero's your carriage, right away !' ciies
'Mister tako my esajh ; that other feller
'11 ehargo you double faro.'
"llmt feller'll snindlc youP Echoes an
other. 'And you'd rob a lien roost!' is tho ready
'0, you go 'long 1' replies the challenged
Jarvoy: 'you'ro just out tho Toombs for
stealing a bridle I '
'And you come out o' Sing Sing last night
where you was put for stealing a bridle with
a horse to it I'
'You'ro a notorious thief !'
'You're noted for lying; choked yourself
trying to tell the truth 1'
'You lie P
'Do I, take that !'
'Go in 1 Give it to him !' yell omiics;
Tight 1' is the echo.
'Let up I
'Give it to him 1'
'Call tho police I'
Now tho fighting becomes general, some
fifty of tho carriage and cab drivers, with a
Jargo sprinkling of thieves, dock loafors and
idlers of tho various calibers found in the
vicinity of a New York steamboat landing.
But whero was our Down East friend, amid
this general and sudden 'revolution' of the
sanguinary republicans. Gono, double quick
time, of course No, thcro ho is, in tho
very midst of combattants 1 How they rush
around him I How they hit and husile ono
another, and ho seemed to o.capo wound,
scratcli, or Bear I And the quiet observer
might discern rather on odd expression
mantling tho face ot each mveth pugilist ;
for now ond then, as they tossed one another
over our Yankco friend, and cried out in
'I'll givo it to you !'
'Call mo a liar?'
'Take that ; I'll popper you I
They grinned and leered and actually
seemed to liavo a jolly' time of it Down
East was not idle ; legs and lungs wcro in
'Let go o-o! Goll darn yoou, let me
. 'Call me a thief P cries ono of the artful
dodgersj making a cm tat a 'cotomporary'
and hitting Yankee.
'Said I was a "convict, did ycr ! Take
tli'air yells anolhor.
'And thatt says a third, making a miss
hit, and smashing the Down East gentlo
man's sheet-iron looking -hat tightly ovor
the Yankoo's orbs ol light
'Evcrlastin' cro a a-tion !'
'Go In, lemons I' shouts tho crowd..
'Let go my hat! what in tho sin are you
'bout-t-t? Lot go, goll darn ye! yeou'lltear
my hat all tu flinders!'
'Cull tho tioer-less!' cries one of tho
'Hero's a feller raisin' a fight 1' yells the
'Murdor-r-r ! A feller's got my watch P
'Look out for piok-uockcts P shout the
loafers and thieves.
'Lot mo nout ! Let go my pockets, goll
dam ye I What are yeou ut? Git aout o
that! Murder!' cries tho poor victim.
A bustlo takes placo, the crowd scatters,
somebody erics that pick-pockets aro about
and the 'pcr-Iccs ore coming ! .
'Hallo hero, what's all this about?' ex
claims the red-faced policeman, coming up
to poor Down East, who has finally man'
aged to extricate liishoad from his hat, tho
exertion putting him all in a foam of pros
piration, as well as tumbling up his hair
liko quills upon the fretful porcupine.
'What's all this row'en?'
'Itaow? Goll darn yo! Yoou ono of tho
feller's been pitchin into mo ? Jest say so
and I'll bo darned if Idunt joat wallop yeou
aout of yeourccow skins, or my name's not
Jedediah Jumper, nnowl' .,
'What?' cries tho policeman. "Aro you
the feller's been raising all this muss?
'He's the feller, Mister l'erlccsman,' says
ono of the coachman, coming up to the
'Yeou'ro the darned skunk as bit mo !'
cries Juniper, throwing his hat and coat in
tho most heroic fashion, and and evincing
orhjr symptoms of 'going in.'
'He's drunk! Tako him off!' cries
'He's been raising a fight hero all the af
ternoon P says another, coming up with
more couferes. "
'lie's picked my pocket, the thiol P cries
one of tho rascals.
- 'And stole my watch !' chimes in another
'You cLcrnal,doublc-a lid-twisted skunk?,
yeou,' gasped poor Jumper, now writhing
in tho hands of tho ferocious policeman,
'yuu piz2n-1iican,cowardly, low-lifed sarpiuto,
yeou've stole my -watch, ycou'vo hooked my
'Como along !' roar'the virtuously indig-
ncnt oiliccr.'j'Conio u!ong you rascal ! Want
to let on you've been robbed, eh ?'
'Him robbed? Hal ha! haP
'You're a pooty feller to bo robbed ! Ha !
ha ! haP shout tho thieves.
'Come with me, you scoundrel ! I'll show
you how to come hero und kick up a row
among decent, honest people, just to get a
chaiico to pick pockets ! Eh ?'
'Mo pick pockets? Grea-a-a-t kingdom 1
'Come ulong !' cries the policeman.
'Give mo my coat 1 Su-ay, look a'hero!
Fetch back my coat ! Stop that feller with
my hat ! Sa-a-y. look a'hero P
'Come along with mo !'
And liatle.-s and coatless, sum pnr.so and
watch, poor Jedediah Jumper was rushed
off to the police station, valise in hand, which
ho had bccifurtunato enough to retain, by
hook or crook, in spite of all tho exertions
of tho thieves to seizo it. The policeman
made a form! Jablc charge against J. J umper,
he had been drunk, Inditing, molesting hon
est poop!o in tho discharge of their respect
ful avocations, and picking pockets.
'Look n'lieio, 'Squire,' exclaimed tho
'Hold your tongue you rascal !'
'Want tu know if that feller's a-goin' tu
rip into mo that way and I stand hero swul
leriu' his goll duruid lies and you listen to
'l-I-l 11 give you thirty days on tho Island,
roars the magistrate, 'if you don't hold your
jaw. INow, I II lino you live dollars and
costs, and give you two hours to le'avo the
'Ycoydu?' says lunkeo.
'I do ; and if you don't pay llio fine, I'll
send you up for thirty days, you rascal P
'I calculate, 'Squire, yoou call this mighty
spry town ?'
'What's that r
'Poort fellers at ciowdin' strangers P '
'Will you hold your jaw ?'
'Great on grbbin' a feller's watch P
'Do'you hear tc?'
'Stcalin' a feller's puss !' continues the
'Mr. Clark, tho rascal's fine seven dol
'Hold on, ho-o-o-ld on, Squiro lot us see
how much the damage is naow, great gravy t
What, scving dollars fine for gittin' robbed,
coat gono, hat hooked," watch stole, puss
grabbed, a-a-a-nd evcrlastin' sin and misery
if yeou don't boat creation and tho speckled
Jews, two dollars and a half for bcin snak
ed up here by this feller ! Nino real dollars
and a hull ! Well, I guoja I've got as much
as that and a lectio ovor.'
Opening his valise, Jed jerks out a cap,
which he 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 ovor with, -
'There's the document call it square
and if I ever gin yeour darned, eternal town
another, call, yeou can bet on fining mo my
hull-pilo and stealin my shirt and bouts 1
Commit him to jnil, cries tho magistrate.
'And if I over oaich yeou down aour way,
yeou old pizen sarpont, I'll lather yeou till
yeour hide won't hold pea-pods !'
Whether it was tho shortness of Jed s
coat tails, or the want of haste, tho officer
didn't grab the prisoner, who was off like
shot from a shovel, a victim to tho force of
circumstances, and tho danger and dvfUtil
besotting groe.i-horos in pursuit of novelty
in Gotham. T"-" i
BLOOMSBTJRG, PA., WEDNESDAY,
Who composed the following description
of the Biblo we may never know' It was
found in Westminister Abbey, nameless and
A nation would bo truly happy if it wcro
govorcued by no other laws than thoso of
this blessed book. f "
It contains everything needful to be
It gives instruction to a senate, authority
and direction to a magistrate.
It cautions a witness, requires nn impar
tial verdict of a jury, and furnishes tho
judgo with his sentence '
It sets tho husband as tho lord of the
household, and the wife as mistress of the
tabic tells him how to rulo, and her how to
manage. It entails honor to parents, and
enjoins obedience to children.
' It prescribes nnd limits tho sway of tho
sovereign, the rule of tho ruler, tho author
ity of tho master commands tho subjects to
honor, and tho servant to obey, nnd tho
blessing and protection of tho Almighty to
all that walk by its rule.
It gives directions for weddings and bur
ials. ' ,.
It promises food and raiment, and limits
tho use of both.
It points out a faithful and eternal guar
dian to the departing husband and father
tells him with whom to leavo his fatherless
children, nnd whom hU widow to tnist
and promises a father to the former, and a
husband to the latter. ' '
It teaches a man to sot his ho.ise in or
dcr, ftnd to mako his will ; it appoints
dowry for his wife, and entails tho right of
tho first born nnd shows how tho young
branches shall be left
It defends tho r''' of nil, and reveals
vengcanco to every defaulter, over-reachcr
' It is the first book, tho led book.
It contains tho choicest matter gives the
best instruction affords tho greatest pleas
ure and satisfaction that we ever enjoyed.
It contains the best laws ami most pro
found mysteries that were ever penned ; it
brings the lest of comforts to tho inquir
ing acd disconsolate.
It exhibits life and immortality from ever
lasting, and shows tho way to glory.
It is a brief recital of all that u to come.
It settles all matters iu debate, resolves
all doubt'., aud eases tho mind and con.-d
cneo of all their scruples.
It reveals the only living and true God,
nnd shows tho way to him, and sets aside
all other Gods,' and describes the vanity of
them, and all that trust in such ; in rhort,
it is a book of laws to show right and wrong
a book of wisdom that condemn all lolly
and makes the foolish w'ih ; a book of truth
that detects nil lies, and conPri nts nil errors,
and a book of life that shows the way from
It contains tho most ancient antiquities,
strango events, wonderful occurrences, he
roic deeds, unparelleled wars.
. It describes tho celestial, terrestrial, nnd
infernal worlds, nnd the origin of tho angelic
myriads, human tribes and dcvilUh legions.
It will instruct the accomplished median
io and most profound critic ; ,
It teaches tho best rhetorician, nnd ex
ccrcises every power to tho most skilful ar
ithmetician, puzzles tho wisest anatomist
and exercises tho wisest criiio
It is tho best covenant that ever was
agreed on ; the l-c.-t deed (bat ever wus seal
cd ; tho best evidence that over was produ
ced ; the best will that w:ts ever sigiiod.
lo understand it is to be wise indeed ; to
bo ignorniit of it, is to bo destitute of wis
dom. It is tho king's best copy, the magistrate's
best rulo, tho hou.-cwilo's best guide, tho
servant's best dictator)-, and tho youn;
man's best companion ; it is tho schoolboy's
spelling book, aud the learned man's mas
terpiece It contains a choice gra miner for a no vie
and a profound mystery for a sago.
It is tho ignorant man's dictionary, and
the wise man's directory.
' It affords knowledge of witty inventions
for the humorous, and dark sayings for the
gave, and is its own interpreter.
It encourages tho wise, tho warrior, the
swift, tho overeomer ; and promises an eter
nal reward to tho excellent, tho conqueror,
tho winner, and the prevalent And that
which crowns all, is that the author Is with
out partiality and without hypocrisy.
A Hundred Yearn to Come.
No ono ever appears to think how soon
ho must sink into oblivion that wo aro one
generation of millions. Yet such is the
fact. Time and progress . have, through
countless agos, como marching hand in
hand the one destroying, tho other build
ing up. They scorn to create little or no
commotion, and tho work of destruction is
as cosily accomplished as a child will pull to
piccosa rose. Yet such is tho faot. A
hundred years honce, and much (hat we now
see around us will havo passod away. It is
but the repetition of life's story ; wo are
born, wo live, wo die ; and honee wo will
not griovo over thoso venorable piles, find
ing the common lovol of their prototypes in
uaturo, ultiuiato doath.
We all within our graves shall sleep
A hundred years to come ;
No living soul for us will woop
A hundred years to como r
But other men our land will till,
And other men our streets will fill,
And other birds will sing as gay,
As bright tho Bunshino as to-day,
A hundred years to como.
THE LIFE OF AN OUTCAST.
A few weeks ago, there was buriod in the
City Cemotcry a womon who appears upon
tho books of the Sexton as lloso Dolinonde.
This of itself is nothing stfange, but there
is something behind the namo, related to
us by ono who was present at the doath-bod
sccno, so mysterious, sad and sorrowful,
that wo publish It, as an incident, not ofton
occurring any where, much loss in such an
even-tenorc J place as tho Capital of - Ala
Humor has it, nnd in this caso rumor
seems to bo true, that just after tho war,
thcro came to Montgomery a beautiful,
sprightly and accomplished womon of Home
20 years of ago. She stopped nt ono of tho
prineipnl hotels, and being alone attracted
marked attention.- She had a tall command
ing, splendidly developed figure, fino dark
eyes aiid jetty,' waving hair and as she
swept- into tho brilliantly lighted pnrlors
and dining saloon, with al) tho grnco and
seeming dignity of a queen, every ono paid
to her, that which truo manhood always
pays to beauty tho hoinago of a sigh. She
remained in luxurious quarters for somo te
days, during which tinio never ceasing gos"
sip was busy with hor namo. At length
she suddenly disapeared, it is supposed with
a cotton agent of tho U. S. Treasury De
partment, well knowu in business circles
here, and was not heard of for a long lime,
by nnd by she returned, but instead of oc
cupying sumptuous quarters as before, she
became an intimate of a lending bagnio in
the city. Hero hor truo character was ro
vcaled. Sho heoame a queen of tho ilemi
monJe, and wasoourted, flattered and car
essed as a favorite by all who visit thoso pe
culiar haunts. It vis not ofte n that sho
appeared upon tho streets and proincnado ;
but when sho did, she was known, noted
and remarked opon, for her stately beauty
and handsome personal appearance Who
she was or w hat sho was othor than a wo
man uncommonly prepossessing, and outoast
a "jioor uulortuuato, no ono know or
seemed to care. Hho still went by tho name
of Hose Dehnonde, nnd although to the un
tutored eyo sho might liavo appoared as
other woman did, still the seeds of vice had
becu sown, and that fate, which God has
surely muiked out, fur all who transgress
his moral law had cast its sliudow beforo
and could not bo averted. It was not long
'ere she commented hard drink sunk into
the midst of midnight revelries and dissipa
tion and thus step by step decended tho vor
tex of shame, until the eListio stop of youth
had pa. -sod away her beauty was gjno fur
ever, the bright sparkle of budding woman
hood hud melted from her eye and tho
tint of the rosebud had faded from her
cheek, and when our informant called to sco
her, sho a poor, wan, emaciated woman,
shunned as a pestilence and inhumanly de
serted by her summer friends of her former
Here our story properly begins :
Somo weeks sineo a call was made upon
a professional gentleman of this city to visit
a woman. Ho went and found tho subject
of this notice, lying in a dingy little room in
a house of an old ncgrcss. When ho enter
ed the room, ho soon saw tho patient was
not long for this world, as sho was then in
the la.-t stages of consumption, brought,. on
doubtless by exposure and excessive dissi
pation. As he entered tho door, the patient
as yet unknown, called him to her bedside
und asked, "Doctor, can I live ?"
She seemed to put this usual interroga
tory with so much of tender feeling, that
our friend, possessing as ho doos tho henov
olent soul ot a learned minister to bodily aud
mentally buffering evasively replied, "I hopo
This reply was not satisfactory, however
as she said : Sir, only tell mo, how long I
can live I Will I huve time to send for i,y
mother T' With this sho burst into tears,
and there iu thut hut of jsqualid poverty,
tho poor dying oucast wept as if her heart
would break, as gulling memory reverted to
tho happy scenes of her childhood, where
in a bright and joyful homo sho had listen
ed to the soft nnd gentle lujluby of a moth
er's song. Tho physician seeing her condi
tion, administered a soothing opiate and
when sho slept ho retired, promising her
only attendant, tho old Degress, to return on
tho morrow. Ho kept bis promiso, and on
returning found her cool, self possessed and
perfectly rational. Sho again called him to
her bedside and related to him iu substance
tho follwing intelligent, but sad and noto
rious story : "I know that I must die.
Tho world calls mo Uosa Dslmondo. My
truo name is Charlotto My father is
dead. My moth or and only brother' livo in
Utica, New York, No. streot I am
twenty-three years of age. During tho war
I formed tho acquaintance of Lieutenant
George , of the 2d Now York cavalry.
Ho was well educate d, a man of pleasing
address and fascinating mannors. I loved
him. With mo that lovo was beautiful in-
nlty. I thought of him by day and
dreamed of him by night Ho proposed to
mo and 1 accepted. My brothor opposed
tho match, and importuned my mothor to
make tho Lieutenant cease his attentions.
Sho yielded and ordered him to visit mo
no more I agreod novor to bcb bint ogam
but oh I love him still. He was absent
somo six months, and on his return wroto
me a letter, saying "ho adored mo, that his
lifo was desolato without mo ond impor
tuned me to fly with him. ' I consented.
We wero married. My brothor forbade mo
the house my mother ceased to notice mo
but even then I novor censed to love hor.
Wo went to Chattanooga, whero his regi
ment was stationed. Wo lived happily to-
Eothor until he was killod. Ho loft me
nonniloss. . I wroto homo for moans to re
turn. It was rofused me. I tried to work
but could find nono, and at lost, as God will
bear mo witness to keep from starving in
this Christain land, I plunged mysolf into
orimo, ' into 'ruin and despair. No ono
knows of my whero-abouts. All (hat I mado
by my lifo of shame is gone ; ovorything, in
fact, except this little locket which mothor
gavomo. It contains a look of hair. Send
t to hor, and ask hor to forgivo mo : toll
her that I nover ceased to'lovo hor, and
that the last prayer of hor poor, sinful child,
was for mother and for homo." She censed
to speak. A strango dreamy listlessncss
stolo over her, and tho wayward spirit of
the oneo beautiful Itose Dolmoudo has as
cended to God who gave it.
Reader, this is her plaiutivo story reveal
ed and known to nono before. Sho is buri
ed in a pauper's gravo, at tho publio ex
pense The little locket, containing her pic
ture in the days of iunoceneo has been for
wardod as directed,, and this briof para
graph in tho Journal is tho only nntico pos
sibly that will ever be tukon of bcautif u'
lloso Dohnondo, who, stcepod though she
was in sin and crimo, still had a woman s
heart. May wo not hope that lifo with her
was but a page in tho book of Time, and
that death will bo a now leaf in tho book of
an Eternity to hor bright and joyful.
" l'lant the green sods above her,
Tho last that over will grow,
For the wild rank weeds will cover her bed
Beforo tho coming of snow ,
And when the snow flakes have molted
the flowers of spring are seen,
Where is tho tongue that oven can tell .
Where her lonely gravo had boon."
Blwrlaare and I bo Dcatli-ttate.
It is a curious and instructive fact that
out of every 100,000 married persons (in
eluding widowers) at the ago of 20, C20 dio
before attaining tho age of 25, while out of
a similar number ot persons unmarried nt
tho samo age, no Icsa than 1,231 dio before
attaining tho ago of 25. The following ta
bio, founded on tbo vital statistics of Scot
land, shows the comparative death rate of
married and unmarried mnletffrora 20 to 80:
Aoa. Iluibandi and Widowera. Unnamed.
20 to 25
25 to 30
30 to 35
35 to 40
40 to 45
45 to 50
50 to 55
54 to CO
CO to 65
65 to 70
70 to "5
75 to 80
80 to 85
Dr. Stnrk, the llogistrar-Gcneral of Scot'
land, infers, from these figures, that "bach
elorhood is more destructive to life than the
most unwholesome trados, or than residence
in an unwhnlcsomo house or district where
thcro never has been tho most distant at
tempt at sanitary improvement of any
kind." Wo do not question tho opinion
that matrimony may in a thousand ways ex
orciso a healthful iuflucnco on the human
race, by ennobling its habits and enforcing
sobriety, &e, but wo think Dr. Sttrk ex
ceeds the legitimate conclusion consequent
on tho premises. It must bo remembered
that married men nro generally of a more
robust and healthful constitution than bach
elors, who frequently aro deterred by ill
health from undertaking the support of
families. This important clement in tho
calculation has been forgotten by Dr. Stark
aud rcasoncrs of his class.
A Love Letter. A Tilr to U!
Swcitheart, a Mantunutker : "Remnant
of my hopes. May I bo ripped from the
boder of your esteem and nover be buttoned
to tho loop of your kindness, but I nm
strougly seamed to them by your beauty.
May I never lose a thimbleful of your fa
vor, but you havo entangled the thread of
my understanding with that pretty outside
of yours. Odd bodkin ! I am surely yours
every inch of mo and my ncodlo follows
you. Therefore, blunt not the point of my
endeavors, but let mo basto myself to your
kindness, that I may sit tighter to your af
fections. I love you beyond measure, but
it is so hard to cabbago one sweet look from
you that I almost despair of having enough
to finish my suit l'ray put a favorable
construction on this, and lor the samo 1
shall always sit erosslegged for your sake,
being my dcor little ilouncer, your
Worth Temjno. As is gonorally known,
the late Maj. Win. Fry, deed., of our eity,
was a great whit and humorist, nnd rarely
got off any thing in that lino that was not
pronounced "good." We have hoard toll of
ono of his jokes that is worth putting iu
print During the war a rolling-mill in
which ono of his neighbors was largely in
terested, was obligod to suspend work on ac
count of stagnation in businoss. Coming
up town one, morning, the Major oalled to
him aoross the streot, requesting him tooome
ovor, 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 givo mo any suggestion that will be val
uable, X shall feel vory grateful.
You go to Washington call at tho War
Department you are a good, loyal man
lay your caso boforo Mr. Stanton and get a
big contract to roll out noodles for tho army.
I tell you, sir, you can mako your fortune.
Western Correspondent. .
Linden, Michigan, Dee. 12. 1808.
Dear Sir Ait tho town of Vassar, from
its location and surroundings, may be of
somo interest to your readers, I will attempt
short description of it. Thore is a settle
ment of Pennsylvania in Tuscola County,
about'twenty or twenty five miles distant
from Vassar, somo whero in tho vicinity of
Unionvillo, which is near tho County Seat,
and I tako it that tho pcoplo aro pleased to
hear from tho County in which their friends
Vassar is a pleasant little town situated
on either bank of tho Cass llivor, but tho
principal part of the town is situated on tho
right bank, extending up quito a side hill,
which most travelers think detract! somo
thing from tho pleasantness of tho placo.
It is about seventy miles from l'nrt Huron,
and on a State road nearly opened from Fort
Huron to Saginaw, tho latter being sixteen
miles from Vassar, which part of the road
was planked last yoar nnd the forepart of
this. . Thoro are two Ssw Mlils nnd a Grist
or Flour Mill, tho latter of which and ono
of tho former aro driven by the waters of
the Cass, but the other Saw Mill is driven
by steam. There nro also thrco hotels, four
dry goods stores, two cabinet shops, a wagon
and two blacksmith shops, a drug, book and
stationery storo combined, a Radical press,
which sends out a sheet filled mostly with
advertisements nnd the blackest kind of
radicalism, ., There is a I'rcsbyterian church
(frame), of long standing in tho place, and
a Methodist church in course of erection,
which is being mado of brick, also a Union
or Graded school building, in which are
thrco schools taught Vassar at ono time
was tho scat of tho lumber trade, but is not
so much so now, in consequence of the lum
ber having been mostly taken off, which
takes considerable business out of the place,
It is not as v general thing a farming coun
try, still thcro is some as good farming land
in tbo vicinity as anywhero in tho State
Crops, as a general thing, were better than
most people expected they wou!d bo. I rices
have been lower than usual this fall, but
they are now on tho rise Wheat is worth
nearly $2.00, and other things in propor
tion. Wo havo had a splendid run of sleigh
ing of about two weeks, .
Yours, very respectfully,
Definition! of lllule Terms.
, A day's journey was thirty-thrco aud ono
A Sabbath day's journey was about an
Ezekiel's reed was eleven feet, nearly.
A cubit is twenty-two inches, nearly.
A hand's breadth is equal to thrco am
five eight inches.
A finger's breadth is equal to ono inch.
A Shekel of silver was about fifty cents.
A Shekel of gold was 8 09.
A talent of silver was $538 32.
A talent of gold was 113 809.
A piece of silver, or a penny, was thir
A farthing was thrco cents.
A gcrah was ono cent.
A mite was one cent.
A homer coutains seventy-five gallons and
A nepha, or bath, coutains seven gallons
and livo piuts.
A bin was ono gallon and two pints.
A firkin was seven pints.
An onier was six pints
A cab was thrco pints.
To Day and To-Wonnow. To-day wo
gather bright nnd beautiful flowers to-mor-tow
they aro faded and dead.
To-dnya wreath of Icuves sha'do us to
morrow, scar and fallen, they crumble be
ncnth our tread.
To-day the earth is covered with a carpet
of green to-morrow it is brown with the
To-day tho vigorous stalks only bonds bo
foro tho grain to morrow "the land is tak
ing its Sabbatn alter tne ton.
To-day wo hear sweet songsters of mead
ow and forest, tho buzz und hum of myriad
insects ; to-morrow breatho softly all na
ture is hushed and silent
To-day a stately edifice, completo in fin
ish nnd surroundings, attracts tho passer
by to-morrow a heap of ruins mark tho
To day there aro cattle on a thousand hills
to-morrow they fall in slaughter.
The fashion of the world passeth nway.
But let Christ dwell within us, and though
wo may pass away like the faded leaf and
the sapless stalk, we bhull "arlso to newness
Whero ovcrlasting spring abides,
And nover wintering flowers.
Cur.E for Croup. Tho parents of young
children aro apt, at this season of the year,
to bo anxious in regard to croup. An ex
change publishes tho following rcceipo for
tho relief of croup, which we publish for
tho benefit of young mothors : Tako ono
ounoo of swoet oil,' and add to it half an
ounce of gum opal. Apply to the chost,
under the arms, the palms of tho hands and
hollows of the feet It will generally re
lieve the most severe eases of eroup in five
minntes. Remember to use externally, and
givo tho patient plenty of cold water to
Ir cranberries are dried a' short t'nuo lu
the sun and placed in bottles filled with
them, aud then closed with sealing-wax, the
berries will keep iu good condition for tvv
ei al years.
All SorlM or He inn. t
...Tho youngest ritothcr in England Is 'a
girl of cloven years. , .
...A fresh novelty is a nci( pienchcrwho
accompanies psalm tunes on a bairjo. . -
...A fat ox is to bo presented to Grant
Ox enters his mouth and bono comes out
of it - ... .-.
...Hrigham Young is anxious to get rid of
this year's crop of 30 marriageable daugh
tore. ,., ...
...The official mr-jmity in Oregon for Sey
mour is twenty -thrco tho closest election
in tho Union.
...In New York, a church is said to pro
pose having a full brass and string band, in
stead of nn organ.
...If brevity is tho soul of wit what an
immense amount of fun and IVolio there
must bo in tho tail of a fashionable coat
...Lorenzo Dow defined death-bed repen
tances to bo burning out (hp candlo of life
in the service of tho devil, nnd blowing &6
mull in tho face of heaven! ' '' '
...A surgical journal speaks of a man who
lived Gvo years with a ball in his head. A
waggish friend of ours says ho has known
ladies to live twitfi as long with nothing but
balls in their heads.
..."Remember, who you nro talking to,
sir 1" said an indignant parent to a fractious
boy; "I am your father, sir!". "Well,
who's to blame for that?" said young im
...Gov. Wiso's farm, in Princess Anno
county, Va., hns been restored to him by
tlio Government Tho owner of Libby
Prison is also to bo paid three years' rent
for the uso of that building by tho United
...Gen. Grant in his annual report, says:
"Troops aro still needed !n tho Southern
States." What for? Wo thought his elec
tion was to "let us havo 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
Washington and Now York, and between
Washington aud Cincinnati.
...At Quincy, III., is a German with a
curious blood mark. It is a perfect deer'
about the b!zo of a silver dollar, and on his
right cheek. ' The form and outlino of tho
deer are as perfect as could bo drawn by an
artist, and show a deer in the act of leap
...Thcv tell a Ktnrv nhnlif a ninn nut west
who had a hair lip upon which ho per
formed an operation himself by inserting
into tho opening a piece of chicken flesh
it ndhcrdd and filled up the spaco admira
bly. This was all well enough until in com
pliance with tho prevailing fashion he unr
dcrtook to raise a moustacho, when ono sido
grew hair and tho other feathers I
An eld negro namod Peto was very much
troubled about his sins. Perceiving him
one day with a vory downcast look, his mas
ter asked him tho cause He answered that
ho 'was afraid ob de dc-bbil.' 'But, Pete,'
said his master, 'you aro foolish to tukoit'
so much to heart You never see me troub
led about my sins.' 'I know do reason,
massa,' said Peto ; 'when you go oat duck'
shooting, nnd kill ono duek and wound
anoder, don't you run after tho wounded
duck?' 'Yes, Pete,' and the m.i.-ter wonder
ed what was coming nest 'Well mnssa, dat'
is do way wid you and me , do dobbil has
got you sure, but as ho am not sure ob me,
ho chases dis chile all do time.'
Durinci the war, a Georgia soldier, while
in camp near tho house of his sweetheart,
sent her a boquet with a card attacbod,
upon which was the following pootio effu
sion: - . .
"Axe-opt ihii bokny from n feller
Who oft has hurd tho kanons boiler ;
Has listened to the file's tooten,
And helped to doo a heep of shootcn ;
Has seen tho war clouds darkly rise,
Liko filly buzzards when they tliz,
Who now is bigger than his dad,
And wants to marry mity bud."
"Ciiaps" on tub Handh. Many per
sons, especially ladies, are victims all thro'
the cold season to chapped hands. An cfli
caeious and ngrecablo lemcdy exists; what
is moro, it costs nqxt to nothing. A small
jar, tilled witn equal parts ot noncy ana
glycerine, costing a shilling, will last all
winter. Apply it aftor washing to hanaa
still wet ; then rub ono hand with tho other
in Lady Macbeth stylo until nearly dry ;
then complete tho wiping with a soft towel.
Nono of the fanciiul-n-aiuod cosmetics aro
half as good as thh. '
A Dutchman on "Tiuni Heads." A
great admirer of Do Wilt Clinton, who was
then Governor of New York, visited Penn
sylvania, whero ho mot a Dutchman, who
was equally enthusiastic in his praise of
Governor Snyder, 'then chief magistrate of
the Keystono State'.' Tho Now Yorker, in
his laudations of his governor, said that Do
Witt Chuton was a very slirowd and long
headed man. "Velli" roplics the Duteh-
manr Uovirnor Schneider liasn t suon a
bory long head, but it i'h bqy tick I , ,
A dreadful naughty boy was Thad Ste-
vens. A correspondent ot tno AtDany Ar
gun ititimato that ho was the father of eleven
illegitimate childrun.' - . '" ,
A.MKrttruK wiimcu, it is allogcd, annually
wear .;.;i,ooo.ixhi yard. nt cuneo, ana nearly
a.i many dolluij' worth of bilk.