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neatness and dispatch. THE GAZETTE OFFICE has
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(j AT LAW, BEDFORD. PA. Will promptly
Attend to collection* of bounty, back pay. Ac.,
and all business entrusted to his care in Bedford
tad adjoining counties.
Cash advanced on judgments, notes, military
and ether claims.
Has for sale Town lots in Tatesville, and Bt.-
Josepb's on Bedford Railroad. Farms and unim
proved land, from one acre to #ofl a*res to suit
Office nearly opjiosite the "Mengel Motel" and
Bank of Reed A Schell.
April 1. 1965—1y
AT LAW BEDFORD, PA., will practice in
the courts of Bedford and adjoiningcouuties Of
fice on Juliana St., opposite the Banking House of
Reed A Sebell. [March 2. '66.
Will attend promptly to all business intrusted to
their care. Collections made on the shortest no
They are. also, regularly licensed Claim Agents
and will give special attention to the prosecution
of claims against the Government for Pensions,
Bsck Pay. Bounty, Bounty Lauds, Ac.
Office on Juliana street, one door South of the
"Mengel House," and nearly opposite the Inquirer
tJ LAW, BEDFORD, PA Respectfully tenders
his services to the public. •
Office second door North of the Mengel House.
Bedford, Aug, 1, 1861.
J LAW, BEDFORD. PA. Will promptly attend
to all business entrusted to his care.
Particular attention paid to the collection of
Military claims. Office on Juliana Street, nearly
opposite the Mengel H -u?e.
Bedford. Aug I. 1961
jj LAW, BEDFORD, PA. Will faithfully and
promptly attend to all business entrusted to his
care in Bedford and adjoining counties. Military
claims, back pay, bounty, Ac., speedily collected.
Office with Mann A Spang, on Ju'iana street,
two doors South of the Jlengel House.
Jan. 22, 1964,
More formed a partnership in the practice of
the Law Office on Juliana street, two door? South
of the 'Mengel House,
YTW LAW. BEDFORD. PA. Wilt promptly at
tend to collection? and all business entrusted to
his care in Bedford and adjoining counties.
Office on Juliana Street, three doers south of the
Mengel House," opposite the residence of Mrs.
May 13, 1964. _
IML LEU KEAGY have formed a
partnership in the practice of the law At
tention paid to Pension?, Bounties and Claims
agiinst the Government.
Office on Juliana street, formerly occupied by
lion. A. King. March 31, 65.
i l luisiriaus and dentists.
. Res. Pa.. (I ite?urgeon 56th P. V. \ ~) ten
ders his professional services to the people of that j
place and vicinity Dec. 22. '65-1 y* j
\y # Ris, Ph.. tender- his professional servi
ces to the people of that place and vicinity. Office
one door nest of Richnrd Langilon s store.
Nov. 21, 65—ly
Dlt. J. L. MARBOURG, Having
permanently located, respectfully tenders
an professional services to the citucns of Bedford
and vicinity.
Office on Juliana street, east side, nearly opposite
the Banking House of Reed Scbeil.
Bedford, February 12, 1564.
• r UflWt. I J. 8. MWJIICM, J*.,
Office in the Bank Building, Juliana St.
All operations pertaining to Surgical or Me
chanical Dentistry carefully performed, and war
Tfrms — I CASH.
Bedford. January 6, 1565.
tiCOl tin, I J J SCHKLL,
I) H E D A X I) SC II E L L,
JL Bankers and
DRAFTS bought and sold, collections made and
money promptly remitted.
Deposits solicited.
COLLECTIONS made for the East. West. Vorth
and South, and the general business of Exchange
'"•inducted. Notes find Accounts Collected aim
RemittaMM promptly made. REAL ESTATE
bought and sold. Oct. 20, 1565.
He keen* on hand a stock of fine Gold and Sil
-1* Watehe®, Spectacles of Brilliant Double Re
b* ed tjla**es, also Scotch Pehhle Glares. Gold
Match Chains, Breast Pin*. Finger Rings best
qaality of Gold Peto. He will supply to order
any thing in his lino not on hand
let. 20. 1865-
Ueaier in Boots, Shoes. Queensware. and Varie-
Hss. Reorders trom Country Merchants re
spectfully solicited.
°et 20. 1865,
Bedford, Pa Shop same as formerly occu-
P'e Iby J„hu Border, deceased Having resumed
*°rk. he is now prepared to fill all orders for new
at the shortest dotioe. Repairing done to or
"*er The patronage of the public is respectfully
'"licit ed. Ocf. 20, '65
firQ-l" >f WALL PAPERS,
' ELL 4 BOURKE, Manufacturers of Paper
tngingj. and Window Shades, corner Fourth A
- arket Streets. Philad Ipbia Always in store, a
stock . f Linen and Oil Shades.
3, ISM-3*
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Iht 'ikdfavil uV.mttr.
Before the Great Mooting in Groyer'a
Tlioutre. Washington City, on tho 22il
Fohruary. Mohl to liHlorsp tho Proii
rtoiit'w Veto of tho Freetliuen's Bnronu
Loud calls were made for Hon. S. S.
Cox, who advanced to the front of the
stage and addressed the assembly as
After the remarks of Mr. Kinney,
from Utah, on motion, Mr. S. 8. Cox
was called on to address the meeting.
He was greeted with cheers, and began
by referri 11 g to the fact that the Delegate
from Utah, who had begun this disor
der, would no doubt wish a resolution
reported against -polygamy! [Laught
er.] The one relic—"slavery"—having
been abolished, polygamy comes next;
and he hoped the barbarous institution
was intended to be abolished. [Cheers. J
Mr. Cox, further continuing, said that
the Hon. Mr. Stevens, whose age and
brains entitled him to respect, inciden
tally remarked the other day in his seat
that there were "Earthquakes about!"
[Laughter.] In volcanic regions these
terrible phenomena are preceded by
strange rumblings and eruptions ol* fire,
ashes, and smoke! [Laughter.] The
worst crime enacted on this star was
accompanied with violent quakings of
the earth. St. Matthew toils us "the
vail of the temple was rent in twain
from top to bottom, and the earth did
quake, and the rocks were rent, and
the graves opened, and many bodies of
saints which slept arose and came out
of their graves after the resurrection,
and went into the holy city and appear
unto many." Without wishing to ar
rogate any saintship, it seems cheerful
to see so many brother Democratic
saints [Laughter] coming forth from
their graves and appearing unto many
this day! [Laughter.] Salvation, we
learn, came out of the very agonies of
nature. [Cheers.] If our crucified
land shall see salvation,itwill be through
the rending of party vails and party
rocks [cheers,] the separation of the
good from the bad, the conservative
from the revolutionary. The signs in
the sky, after the strange commotion,
betoken a united, peaceful and happy
land again! [Cheers.]
What has done all this? Simply the
attempt of the President to see that the
"laws be executed." He would execute
the supreme law, the Constitution. He
has exercised the power given him in
the Constitution, and as a part of the
Legislature disapproved of one of its
revolutionary measures. This veto
power was placed in the Constitution
for wise purposes. It is a check from
the President of the people ujton the
representatives of the States and peo
ple. He was bound as an honest offi
cer to veto what he thought was incon
siderate and hasty, unwise and uncon
stitutional. If he has done this with
respect to one of the least objectional
measures of the Radicals, what will he
do, and what sort of quakes will follow
his future vetoes? "If this be done in
the green tree, what will be done in the
The Radicals would seem to have
been a little negligent in this matter of
amendments to the Constitution. They
have only proposed some thirty-seven:
but notwithstanding all the premoni
tory symptoms of a veto, no one pro
posed to alKtlish that. Wonderful want
of sagacity! Terrible lackof foret bought!
It remains, while it remains and John
son lives, there will be hope! Let the
quaking go on—let the dry bones in the
valley shake—let the frail tenement
tremble; we ghosts of departed Democ
racy now come forth and appear unto
many, and while we pay our taxes are
privileged to speak. [Laughter and
The country is in the path to peace
and Union! It seems to me that the
very sky is bluer, the air more blithe;
the flowers are shaking off their winter
lethargy and peeping above the earth
to greet the shine of the spring dawn.
The veto which Jackson used for one
class of malcontents and mischief-mak
ers, his heroic successor lias used for a
nother. Even Nature rejoices! It is
not that 1 rejoice with nature in the
coining of this better and brighterday
because he has vetoed this bill about
the black charities. In the hands of a
just Executive it might not have been
so bad, however unconstitutional and
impolitic. Rut it is because in his mes
sage he has drawn the line of separa
tion between himself and thedisunion
ists— not in the question of black be
nevolence, but of white liberty and
State existence and equality. [Cheers, j
Mr. Raymond, in his paper of the "Ist
refers to the "exultation of a faction
who see in the veto the establishment
of an irreparable breach between the
President and the Union party." He
says they will be disappointed, as some
measure on this freedinen's business
will yet be cobbled up upon which the
: President and Congress may agree. I
am one of the exultants in this breach,
i and I hope no such cobbling will be ac
: eomplished. It will result only in un
mixed harm—
Ist. Because any bill about freedmen
will be impolitic and despotic, unsuited
to our system of government. The
reasons against this bill just vetoed are
equally strong in time of war or peace
against the existing law. When the
present law was first introduced on the
17th of February, 1864, by Mr. Elliott
(who is one of the pegs in the national
shoe for our mortification and discip
line,) I had the pleasure to give it the
first gentle tap to test its soundness.—
It was objeetional then, because it was
founded on confiscation, on mistaken
humanity, on a heresy as to our system
of government; became it usurped
powers not belonging to the Federal
Government, because corrupting and
extravagant; because the Government
should not go into the philanthropic
lineof business, and because there was
"no warrant in the Constitution to es
tablish such eleemosynary system."—
If bad in time of war how utterly sense
lessand ruinoustoboth black and white
in time of peace! This the President
demonstrates with a practical sense and
statesmanship that should commend
him, as it does, to the popular favor.—
i Cheers.]
It is no part of my wish now to dis
cuss this vetoed measure. It is as full
of objections as Congress is of malice.
First. It is bureauoeraey against de
mocracy. Second. It disturbs the re
lations of the owners and laborers of
the land. Third It makes a class of
(rovemment dependents for charity and
employes for greed. Fourth. It is a
war measure. Fifth. It is ruinously
expensive at a time when retrenchment
is needed. Sixth. It aggrandizes pow
er in the direction of the center, it is a
gratuity and premium on laziness, shift
lessues.-?, and crime. Eighth. It is a
system unsuited to peace or eivil life.
Ninth. It is the hypocritical offspring
of "till uneharitableness," professing to
he founded in charity; worse than Pa
gan hate formalized and c-rystalized.
But I rejoice in this veto, not so much
because this bill is defeated. It shows
that Mr. Thaddeus Stevens & Co., reck
on wrongly when they count on Exe
cutive aid to keep up the disunion of
these States. Mr. Stevens may be, as
I am informed, holding a commission
from the Devil, with a supply of salt
petre [laughter] and matches to make
a little hell on earth [laughter;] but he
has no business to intrude his diabolic
system upon this lacerated and torn
nation. The people crave peace and u
nion. [Cheers.] They do not favor
this cry of Pennsylvania and New Eng
land to increase the national debt so that
more tariff duties can be robbed from
the people. They do not wish such un
exampled power to be given, even to
a good Executive, who like another
Washington, refuses to accept it! They
want the States restored,and with them
the old order and good will. They hail
Andrew Johnson as their avior from
the factionists in Congress. He will
not {trove faithless! Cheers.]
Letusnot underrate this conflict. Rad
icalism will die hard. It has many
wild inspirations and elements of suc
cess. It is organized compactly in pha
lanx, both in Senate and House. The
President. God help and bless him,
[cheers,] stands likea rock against them.
.Sonic- of his Cabinet, Mr. Seward among
them, will be to-night, in New York
to defend their chief. They will reach
the popular sense. Let the people ntove.
[Cheers.] The one million eight hun
dred thousand Democrats, for whom
, consciously I speak as the great reserve
i corps in this struggle, are with the Pres
ident. [Cheers.] The next Congress
will show their earnest devotion to the
j This scheme which is vetoed is a
portion of the great conspiracy against
! the Union. It i? an insult to every
; Union soldier. It would pollute every
; drop of blood spilled for the Union.—
It dishonors every heroie grave in the
land. It is a party scheme got up by
this Congress for the perpetuation of
its power. The President has foiled
it. By the Radical programme, the
States are to IK* kept out until after
| iBUs. But if Andrew Johnson lives,
; these States will live and vote.—
| (Cheers.) Their votes will be counted!
Mark that! Let the Revolutionists
beware! The Guillotine fell with asharp
edge on its inventor.
The conflict now is between bureau-
oeraey and democracy, [cheers,] be
tween the Rum|t Congress and the Ex
ecutive; between State existence and
State destruction: between Constitution
and anarchy; between libertydisordered
by law, and liberty disordered by Rad
icalism ; between Union and Disunion;
between perpetual peace and incessant
agitation. [Cheers.] Let the people
rally to the work of the President, and
give him their whole-hearted confi
dence and aid ! lie has ignored him
self, ignored power, refused the tempt
ing lines of added patronage, upheld
the fasces of the Republic, and he will
have the voice of the public thunder
ing in his favor! [Cheers. j
The Professor instructed the class in
the art of preparing oysters in a most
delicious manner, to he eaten out of the
shell. To a pint of oysters add half a
gill of water, boil up once and pour
them in a colander. To the broth which
passes through the colander two table
spoonsful of flour and not quite so much
of butter; season to taste; let it remain
on the fire a moment, then add two
eggs, and stir constantly to prevent
burning until it boils, then pour in the
oysters: give them one more boil and
set away to cool. The shells in the
meantime have been cleansed until they
are as white as possible. When the
oysters are cool fill each shell with an
oyster and as much of the soup as it
will hold, and sprinkle with a sparing
hand fine bread crumbs over the top.—
A small piece of butter is then placed
on the top of each shell of the oysters,
and they are set in the oven to bake for
ten or fifteen minutes. Let them go di
i rectly from the oven to the table.
Thud. Ntetcnii Tryinx to t'ovcr up tlu
It is very evident that the Jacobins
in Congress begin to see that their rev- 1
olutionary course and opposition to the i
policy* of the President is destroying |
•their hold upon the people. The do- j
velopments since the reception of the j
veto message in the Senate, and the |
President's masterly speech on Wash- :
ington's birthday, has no doubt con-1
vinced them that they must take a :
new tack, or go under. They cannot ;
sustain themselves before the country
on a platform in opposition to An
drew Johnson, for his course has been
such as to seen re the approbation of the
great mass of the people. To support j
the measures of hisadministration and !
carry out his policy would destroy all
the party schetnesof the radicals; but,
on the other hand, tyey see that if the
jieople once that the
republicans in Congitss are arrayed in
direct opposition to Sr. Johnson, their
j success in thefuture|pequally hopeless.
They have therefore adopted a very a
droit course to mystify the public and
postpone a direct issue between them
and the President, until after the fall
elections. When thp-e elections are
over then they will fome out and bid
the President defiance, claiming that
they have carried all the Northern
.States on the radical issue.
The speech of That! Stevens in the
House of Representatives, on Saturday
last, was part of this programme. It
| was a bold attempt, by uttering a de
liberate falsehood, ta cover up the fact
that there is an actual conflict between
the Executive and the ruling majority
in Congress. The Freedmen's Bureau
veto message of the President and his
speech from the steps of the White
House on tlu; 22d of February defined
clearly the issue between him and Con
gress. They reveal the fact that there
is a contest. But sufficient time hase
: lapsed to show that a large portion of
j the republican party side with the
| President in this controversy; that
: there are at least a sufficient number to
hold the balance of power and turn
the elections in the Northern States a
gainst the radicals. Stevens therefo; e
comes forward with a plausible story,
yet wholly false, and delivers an ainn
! sing harangue, attempting to prove
that the President made no such speech.
In his usual bold style, claiming that
he has a confidential communication,
he says, "That speech, which has had
considerable run, and which has made
considerable impression upon the pub
lic mind, was one of the grandest hoax
es that has ever been perpetrated, and
more successful than any other, ex
cept the moon, hoax." In order that
this falsehood might have its proper
effect, he adds that "he exonerates the
President from ever having made that
speech," and then goes on, charging it
with being a coinage of the opposition
press. To clinch it still further, he
quotes a statement heretofore ihade by
a New York journal, and characterizes
this as a pieceof thesame kindof slan
der. Admitting, however, "that if
I the people believe that the President
i ever uttered that speech, the case would
! bemadeout. But," continues Stevens,
"we know that the President never did
| utter it." As if he could not repeat
j the lie too often.
Now this bold electioneering dodge
of the radical chief, this malicious coi
nage will no doubt accomplish its pur
pose in many localities, unless the Pres
ident pursues a straightforward and
independent course. It is calculated,
nodouht, to affect thecampaign in Penn
sylvania. It will be sent broadcast
through the rural districts, and those I
who do not fully understand the cir-:
cumstances of Johnson's speech and 1
how it was made public, will take Ste
vens'version, and set it down as a de-]
vice of the opposition to divide the re- j
publican garty. "Here," they will
say, "we have Stevens' statement that i
such is the fact. He was on the ground
and must know. If hv had been de
nounced by Mr. Johnson he would !
have known it." Such, Stevens caleu-;
lates, will be the effect of the speech
upon the republican party in Pennsyl
vania. With it he hopes to bridge over
the chasm until after the October elec
tion. In adopting this course he has in
fact proclaimed to the world the igno
ranee of his constituents. lie has the !
same as said that they are unable to |
comprehend theaffairsat Washington,
or judge between truth and falsehood,
and that any statement, however false,
that he may make will be swallowed as
true. It has been proverbial that the
people of Pennsylvania are behind the
age, but we never witnessed so hold an
admission and so direct a declaration
of this fact from one of their own rep
resentatives before. It i- a wonder
that Stevens consents to represent a
constituency which can he gulled by
such trash as he uttered on Saturday.
All this bodes no good to Andrew
Johnson nor his policy of restoration.
It is intended todeceive the people un
til the radicals can carry the fall elec
tions. The President should take good
care that they do not get him into a
position that will strengthen this as
sertion, but, on ihe other hand, boldly
meet the issue, and in a manner that
will leave no doubt as to the attitude
of the Jacobin faction of Congress.
They are his foes and the enemies of
l the country, and his course should be
marked with deeds so positive that the
humblest citizen in the most secluded
portion of the country will understand
it, not exeeptingthe voters whom Thad
Stevens has proclaimed to be so igno
rant,—iV, Y, Jierald,
His Policy Will be Adhered To.
The committee appointed to present
the resolutions of the Baltimore Mass
Minding, endorsing President John
son's policy called on him, and the
President made the following appro
priate remarks. They are gratifying
to Democrats, but unpalatable to Abo
lition disunionists:
"I can make no speech further than
say my policy is before thecountry. It
is not the result of impulse, hut there
suit of a conviction that it is the prin
ciple upon which the Government was
founded. It is before the country, and
it will continue to be. I say this, to
give assurance that the Government
will be administered on that policy,
and Ido not say it menacingly. It is
believed that the safety of the Govern
ment rests upon these principles. lam
not insensible to the copipliment you
pay me by this visit. That man's
heart and mind must indeed be bar
ren, not to be deeply impressed by such
assuraneesof thepeople'ssupport. This
compliment is peculiarly gratifying to
me. I believe the country will lie re
stored to its normal condition of pros
perity and harmony. I entered the
contest expressing the same views I do
now , and I stand now as I did then, by
the Union and the Constitution, not
having swerved a hair's breadth.
It is said that if a President be elec
ted by a party and abandon that party,
he is "Tylerized," and much abuse and
taunts have bee ft uttered. These things
have no effect on me. My work is the
restoration of thecountry, the thorough
reconciliation and harmony of the na
tion. We are steadily accomplishing
our work. We haveseen families who
were divided amongst themselves, and
had considerable dissension amongst
them. But we see them all afterward
harmonized and living in peace and
friendship. Ho it will be with us. Il
we can do this, I think it something to
he proud of and not to be taunted for.
It will come right in the end, notwith
standing the opposition on this matter.
The extremists of both sections, while
pursuing different mean-, labored stead
ily to the accomplishment of thesame
end, the destruction of the Union. So
far as the dissolution of the Union was
concerned, one is as had as the other.
The men who are now making the
trouble, labored before the war to dis
solve the Union, to get rid of slavery.
True, during the war they advocated
the suppression of the rebellion, but
i now that the war is over and peace has
come, these same men are found doing
all they can to prevent reunion, and are
laboring for centralization. The rebel
lion is put down, and yet we find a
party for consolidation and concentra
tion. it is the same spirit of rebellion,
and leads to the same end, the destruc
tion of the government. I desire noth
ing but to. effect this reconciliation
thoroughly.—When I can do this, 1
can exclaim with a full heart, I have
reached the summit of my ambition.
I have no other ambition. My only
object is to restore the Union to its fu l
and reconciled normal condition. Then
my work will be done. I thank you
gentlemen, for this mark of yourcoun
tenanceand support."
The committee were then introduced
to the President, and after a few min
utes' chat, withdrew.
Who shall tell the hopes and fears
that are stitched into little frocks for
the form not yet seen? All the world
over, the quiet, thoughtful brow of ex
pectant womanhood bends over them
silently. Sometimes a glad smile lin
gers on the lips; sometimes the busy
hands lie idly folded over the soft cam
bric folds, as memory carries them back
to their own childhood; just so their
mother sat, withjustsuch thoughts busy
at heart and brain, before they were
nestled in a mother's welcoming arms.
Ah! never till now did they ever fully
realize what a mother's love may be.
Never till now (lid they retrace the steps
of childhood, girlhood and maturiiy,
so carefully, no not all the Christ-like
patience and tenderness to which those
long years bear witness. Then solemn
ly comes the thought; "Just as I look
ed up to my mother, this little one will
look up to ine. Ale! Warm tears fall
fast on the little frock that lies on the
lap. Me! Ah! how do I know that 1
shall teach it aright?" and with the
happy love-thrill is mingled a respon
sibility so overwhelming that it can not
he borne alone. Nor, thank Cod, need
it be, nor is it. Ah! whatsoever fath
er-may think, mothers must needs look
upward. The girl-mother, from that
sweet, sacred moment, will rise, if ever
disenthralled from her past frivolity,
and with the earnest seal of a new bap
tism on her brow. — Fanny Fern.
"VAT you call dem tings vit long
hille zat fly and make a noise—b-z-z-z?"
said a Frenchman the other day.
"Woodcock," we replied.
"Eh bien? 1 kill zis morning, before
mine breakfast, t wen ty-fi ve woodcock.''
"The deuce you did! Where did you
find them?"
"In mine chamber bed."
"Twenty-five woodcock in your bed
chamber? You muss mean musqui
"Eh bien, zen. I kill twenty-five
GOOD TlMES— Enormous debts and
, oppressive taxation. .....
VOL. 61.—WHOLE No. 5.340.
Did you hear anything drap up this
way ? Something fell down! The
man at the other end of the avenue
snapped a cap, Bill, just to see if the
nipple was clear! That cap means
business! It is some ways to the oth
er end of the avenue where the vul
tures have gathered to feast upon the
corpse so terribly mangled, but the
man at the other end of the avenue
has a quick eye, a cool brain, a steady
nerve, and his gun is ready !—Just you
sit down behind a stump like, and
keep cool. It isdoggoned aggravating
to keep cool in a tight, hut you must
do it. The report of that cap whistled
from Maine to Minnesota, and several
millions of true sportsmen are ready to
load lor the man at the other end of
the avenue to tire.
And tell your folks there to keep
still—to plant their cotton, corn, rice
and sugar cane. Give them good ad
vice. Bill. Help them smooth down;
the hillocks, and level the sod over the
graves where so many of our brave boys
and your brave boys are sleeping to
gether. Build up the houses our boys,
pulled down, and soon as we get our
war duds off we will help you Bill.
You see we are unhitching the team
which ran away and broke down your
gate. We don't likethe team any bet
tor than you did. Your gate post was
our gate post. The team was a bad one
—the man at the other end of the ave
nue is unhitching it. Tell your folks
to be brave in peace as they were in
war. The early winds of spring—the
February and March winds are of more
account than you dream of. They are
blowing the dead leaves out of the for
est. They are blowing the dead ducks
far out to sea! They are clearingaway
the debris—wheeling the little sticks
hither and yon. Rolling, flying and
eddying, around the leaves and twigs
are leaving their late resting place, and
it will not be long, Bill, before all this
rubbish will be removed and the grass
and flowers will again beautify the
earth as before. And there shall be no
more prowling—no more poachers.
The man at the other end of the ave
nue is not a clown, buffoon, a vulgar
jester, a low wit, a boorish story telier.
Ah! no Bill! He is a very good man
and you will like him. We like him
because he is just. The people like
him because he is just. The people
like him because he is generous and
We have been having some little
trouble up this way, Bill. The revel
lers who lately sat in our banquet hall
were kitchen scullions, but they are
going home soon. And when they
have all gone, we shall have a very
nice party there. Time is loosening
the ice in the river. Some of us know
how you folks have been used and we
are telling others.
Not long since when we told peo
ple that our people when fighting your
people were stealing themselves rich,
they said we were disloyal and put us
in prison. And th y pulled down our
printing offices. They threw our type
into rivers. They mobbed us in our
places of business. They shot at and
vvoundeduson the street. They sought
to array the people of the North against
those who believed in toting fair. They
did all these thingsin the name of God
and the great moral party! But spring
fashions are now coming on, Bill, and
in a little while you and I will meet
somewhere and will be good friends,
and your boys and our boys after a
while will be loving the same girls and
riding down the same lane together.
It is hard to sit behind the stuinp,
Bill, and see the fight going on. It
may be hard for your folks to work on
their plantations, to rebuild their cit
ies and bleach out their mourning
goods, while there is a tremor of war
yet on the air, Bill, but you can do it.
Do yon be true and brave—we will an
swer for the rest. You have more
witnesses in the North, Biil, than you
know of. There are skeletons in many
families hereaway, and there are skel
tons some people would be doggoned
glad to get rid of—glad if they had
never took them in.
There are pianos, silver spoons, sil
ver sugar bowls, silver cream pitchers,
silver sugar tongs, gold watches, beau
tiful paintings, valuable books, im
portant documents, rings, breast pins,
lockets, silk goods, fast horses, marble
top bureaus, rose wood furniture, guit
ars, photographs, keepsakes and me
mentoes of gold and silver and other
witnesses here from your district; wit
nesses in the convention against the
thieves who overran your country in
the name of loyalty and stolefrom you
while their comrades were fighting.
And these witnesses are having weight
now. Their testimony is becoming
more and more important. Not more
in your behalf, Bill, than against the
plunder loving thieves and cowards
who went into the war to steal more
than to fight, to fill their pockets more
than to subdue* the rebellion so called.
We got sick of this kind of foolish
ness. We sent for Maeginnis, and he
is now at the other end of the avenue
with a gun in his hand, ready to resist
further encroachments on our domain.
It is hard, Bill, to forget the insults of
the past, but we must do it. We were
both wrong. We both fought well.
We hurt you and you hurt us! We
are both Americans, and you know,
Bill, that is good stock. Up here in
the North the people are sick of feast
ing on blood, anil we will have no more
of it, except in defence of law, order
and the Constitution, The mask isbe.
ing stripped from the highwaymen
who lately patrolled our mountain
paths and all is coming out well. So
be of good cheer. Do you stand close
by i . Assert your rights, Bill, and
we will help you maintain them. The
war is past. The bloody curtain is
rolled up.—You take hold of one end,
we will take hold of the other and car
ry it far away. The scenes of the past
ifiall never be re-enacted, Bill, and if
youns will be brave, weuns will stand
by you, and we will soon be happy to
gether. "Brick" Pomeroy.
Connubial Affection.—ln a town
in Connecticut, not long ago, lived Aunt
Keziah, an indrustrious and thriving
widow. She has not only kept good her
estate, but has increased it much in
value, and she loved to refer to it as
'the little home that poor dear Daniel
left her.'
One day the 'income man' came along
and carried off some of that little hoard
ed treasure, and she wept as she count
ed out the bills on which her partner's
fingers had once rested —so sacredly
does the heart cling to memories of the
A few hours afterwards she was at
the table kneading bread, and evident
ly thinking of the lost one, when her
niece said:
"Aunty, now you're prosperous and
'well to do,' lot's get some pretty tomb
stones for good uncle Daniel, you know
that ho has none at his grave."
Aunt Keziah lifted up her doughy
hands and emphasized this touching
"Jane, if they want anything of Dan
iel at the judgment, they can find him
without a guideboard. I tell you he'll
be thereon time!"
And nothing more was said.
ew is supposed to have suffered martyr
dom, or was slain with a sword at the
city of Ethiopa.
St. Mark was dragged through the
streets of Alexandria until he expired.
St. Luke was hanged upon an olive
tree in Greece.
St. John was put into a cauldron of
boiling oil in Rome, and escaped death
at Ephesus in Asia.
St. James the Great was beheaded at
St. James the less was thrown from
a pinnacle or wing of the temple, and
then beaten to death with a fuller's
St. Philip was hanged up against
a pillar at Hieropolis, a city of Phyr
St. Bartholomew was flayed alive at
the command of a barbarous king.
St. Andrew was bound to a cross,
whence he preached to the people till
he expired.
St. Thomas was run through the body
with a lance, in the East Indies.
St. Jude was shot to death with ar
St. Simon Jealot was crucified in Per
St. Matthias was first stoned and then
kee and a Frenchman owned a pig in
co-partnership. When killing time
c me, they wished to divide the meat.
The Yankee was very anxious to di
vide so that he would get both hind
quarters, and persuaded the French
man that the proper way to divide
was to out it across the back. The
Frenchman agreed to it on condition
that the Yankee would turn his back
and take choice of the pieces after it
was cut in two. The Yankee turned
his back and the Frenchman asked—
"Vich piece vill you have—ze piece
wid ze tail on him, or ze piece vat ain't
got no tail?"
"The piece with the tail," replied
the Yankee.
"Den, by gar, you can take him and
1 take ze oder one," said the French
Upon turning around, the Yankee
found that the Frenchman had cut otF
all the tail and stuck it into the pig's
BILL Arp says: It area source of re
grot that some of our households of
the Afrikan scent have fell back into
the arms of fowl invaders. I suppose
they may now be kailed missin gener
ations, and are by this time inkreasin
the stock of Odour d' Afrique in Nor
thern society, which popular perfume
crowded out of the market all those
extracts which made X. Basin Julus
Houl and Lubin famous. Good bye
sweet otter of Roses, farewell, ye balms
of a thousand flowers—your days are
IF THERE be a pleasure on earth
which angels cannot enjoy, and which
they might almost envy man the pos
session of, it is the power of relieving
distress. If there be a pain which dev
ils might pity man for enduring, it is
the death-bed reflection that we have
possessed the power of doing good,
but that we have abused and perverted
it to purposes of ill.
ABOUT two years since a resident of
East St. Louis was drafted, and a friend
very kindly took his place in the ranks.
Six months since the drafted man died,
and two weeks ago the widow took her
husband'ssubstitutein the army, assub
stitute for her husband,in herarmsand
atl'ections. That woman certainly went
on the principle that "one good turn
deserves another."
a very high functionary to his scape
grace son: Look at me! Here am I, at
the top of the tree, and what is my re
ward? Why, when I die, my son is the
greatest rascal in England!"
To this made answer young hopeful—
"Yes, dad, when you die—but not till
then, you see!"
ARMY CHAPLAIN—A fifth rate
preacher who would desert his thurch

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