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pASH BUYERS,"T*AKK NOTICE! SAVE YOUR GREENBACKS! NEW FALL AND WINTER GOODS, just received, At J. M. SHOEMAKER'S Store, AT GREATLY REDUCED PRICES' Having just returned from the East, we are now a large stock of Fall and Winter Goods, which have been BOUGHT FOR CASH, at nett cash prices, and will be SOLD CHEAP. This be ing the only full stock of goods brought to Bedford this season, persons will be able to suit themselves better, in style, quality and price, than at any other store in Bedford The following comprise a few of our prices, viz : Calicoes, at 10, 12, 14, 15, 16 and the best at 18 cents. Muslins at 10, 12, 14, 15, 10, 18, and and the best at 22 cents. All Wool Flannels frotn 40ets. up. French Merinoes, all wool Delaines, Coburgs, Ac. SHAWLS —Ladies', children's and misses' shawls, latest styles; ladies'cloaking cloth. MEN'S WEAR—Cloths, cassimeres, satinetts. jeans. Ae. BOOTS AND SHOES--In this line we have a very extensive assortment for ladies, misses, chil dren, and men's and boys' boots and shoes, all sizes and prices, to suit all. HATS—A large assortment of men's and boys' hats. CLOTHING—Mon'a and boys' ooats. pants and vests, all sizes and prices SHIRTS, Ac.—Men's woolen and muslin shirts; Shakspeare, Lockwood and muslin-lined paper collars; cotton chain (single and double, white ami colored). GROCERIES—Coffee, sugar, syrups, green and black teas, spices of all kinds, dye-stuffs, Ac. LEATHER —Sole leather, Freuch and city calf skius, upper leather, linings, Ac. We will sell goods on the same terms that we nave been for the last three months—cash,'or note with interest from date. No bad debts con tracted and no extra charges to good paying cus tomers to make up losses of slow and never paying customers. Cash buyers always get the best bar gains, ind their accounts are always settled up. J. M. SHOEMAKER, Bedford, 5ep.27,'67. No. 1 Anderson's Row. 10 per cent, saved in buying your goods for oash, at J. M SHOEMAKER'S cash and produce store, No. I Audersou's How. sep27 BARGAINS! The undersigned have oponed a very full supply of FALL AND WINTER GOODS. Our stock is complete and is not surpassed in EXTENT, QUALITY AND CHEAPNESS. The old system of "TRUSTING FOREVER" haviug exploded, we are determined to SELL GOODS UPON TNE SHORTEST PROFIT FOR CASH OR PRODUCE. To prompt pnying customers we will extend a credit ol four months, but we wish it expressly understood, after the period named, account will be due and interest will accrue thereon. BUYERS FOR CASH may depend upon GETTING BARGAINS. n0v1,'67 A. B. CRAMER A CO. E\V GOODS!! NEW GOODS!! The undersigned has just received from the East a large and varied stock of New Goods, which are now open for examination, at MILL-TOWN, two miles West of Bedford, comprising everything usually found in a first-class country store, consisting, in part, of Dry-Goods, * Delaines, Calicoes, Muslins, Cassiraers, • Boots and Shoes, Groceries, Notions, Ac., Ac. All of which will be sold at the most reasonable prices. jy Thankful for past favors, we solicit a con tinuance of the public patrouage. ; gr* Call and examine our goods. may24,'67. G. YEAGER | IVTEW FIRM! NEW FIRM! IN GOOD GOODS ARE >WN! SCHELLSBURG AHEAD! NEW GOODS! NEW GOODS! just received and will be sold AT GREATLY REDUCED PRICES. Call at BLACK A MAIIBOURG'S, in Schellsburg, IF YOU WANT CHEAP GOODS of any kind ! We have no big stock of old goods at big prices. Our stock is nearly all fresh and new. Look at some of our prices : MUSLINS, from 10 to 17 cents. CALICOS, from 8 to 15 cents. CLOTHS and CABSIMERE3 at reduced prices. DRESS GOODS, all kinds, cheaper than before the war. ALL WOOLEN GOODS 25 per cent, cheaper than any that have been sold this season. Gloves, . Hosiery, etc., etc., etc., very low. Groceries, Queensware, Wooden Ware fcc., Ac., at the lowest market prices. If you want Good Bargains and Good Goods, cail at BLACK A MARBOURG'S. Schellsburg, Dec. 6m3 VfEW ARRIVAL.—Just received at M C. FEITERLY'S FANCY STOKE, Straw Hats and Bonnets, Straw Ornaments, Rib bons Flowers, Millinery Goods, Embroideries, Handkerchiefs, Bead-trimmings, Buttons. Hosiery and Gloves. White Goods. Parasols and Sun-Um brellas, Balmorals and Hoop Skirts. Fancy Goods and Notions, Ladies' and Children's Shoes. Our assortment contains all that is new and desirable. Thankful for former liberal patronage we hope to be able to merit a continuance from all our cus tomers. Please call and see our new stock. maySl BY MEYERS & MENGEL. sry-&ootl$. &r. /GLORIOUS N E W S! ' FOR THE PEOPLE! TELL IT ! EVERYBODY TELL IT! COTTON NO LONGER KING! G. R. OSTER & CO. Are now receiving at their NEW STORE a large and carefully selected stock of new and CHEAP Dry Goods, Furs, Clothing, Carpetings, Oil cloths, Hats, Caps, Boots, Shoes, Wall papers, Willow-ware, Queens-ware, Oils, Tobaccos, Segars, Ac., together with an extensive assortment of Fresh Groceries, which for extent and CHEAPNESS is unrivaled in Central Pennsylvania, all of which they offer wholesale or retail at prices that defy competition. Piles of calico prints and muslin from 61 cents up to sublime quality. They invite all to call, see for themselves and be convinced TERMS .—POSITIVELY CASH on DELIVERY, un less otherwise specified. Beoford, Pa., Dec.13,'67m3. g1000 DOLLARS REWARD! ! Just received at the New Imperial . BARGAIN STORE, A handsome assortment of NEW SPUING GOODS. - As goods are now advancing daily, and no doubt will be much higher, we think families cannot buy too soon. G. R. OSIEK A CO. feb2Bm2 DOLLARS WORTll! ! ot Boots and Shoes of every description and best Manufacture, just received and For Sale 25 per cent Cheaper ihan heretofore. The Boot and Shoe Department of G. R OSTEII $ CO. has become a leading feature in their business, and is now the place to get Good as well us Cheap Boots and shoes, as they have the largest and best assortment in town. feb2Sui2 JJATS! HATS!! Jusi received the leading New Spring Styles of G p uts, Boys and Children's Hats, much cheaper than heretofore. We would call special attention to the Cents Self-eonfortuing Casstmere dress Hat, also the Velvet finish Seit-conforu.ing Flexible Band Hat. These Hats will be found to be very desirable, being very soft in bandaod conforming immediately to the shape of the head. G. R. OSIER <fc CO. A NOTHER VETO ON HIGH PRICES 1 . * YOU CAN SAVE MONEY by buying your GOODS of MILLER A BOWSER, Mann's Corner, • - - BEDIORD. Pa. They are now opening a choice variety of NEW AND DESIRABLE FALL AND WINTER GOODS. Dry-Goods, Ready-Made Clothing,' Fancy Goods, Notions, Cotton Yarn, Hats and Caps, Boots and Shoes, Groceries, Queensware, Wooden ware, Tobacco and Cigars, Brooms, Baskets, Ac., Ac., Ac. LOOK AT SOME OF THEIR PRICES: CALICO, at 8, 10, 12, 15, 16. GINGHAM, at 12*, 15, 18, 20. MUSLIN, at 10,12, 14, 15,18, 20. ©§Sr Cassimeres, Cloths, Satinettsand Ladies' Sacking, at very low prices. ©a?* Ladies', Gents' and Misses' Shoes. SandaU and Over-Shoes, in great variety. Men's, Boys' and Youths' Boots. Best Coffee, Tea, Sugar and Syr up in the market. Prices low Feed, Flour, Ac., for sale at all | times. ©©- We invite all to call and see our goods and compare prices before buying elsewhere. Our motto i%, Short Proffits. 1 Bfcgr Terms—Cash, Note or Produce. 0ct25,'67 SELLERS A FOLWELL, WHOLESALE COS FECTIONERS and Fruiterers, No. 161 North Third Street, PHILADELPHIA. feb2lm3 SjP Orders promptly attended to. TERMS OF PUBLICATION. THE BEDFORD GAZETTE is published every Fri day morning by METERS A MKKHEL, at $2.00 per annum, if paid strictly iff (idvanre $2.50 if paid within six months; $3.00 if not paid within six months. All subscription accounts MUST be settled annually. No paper will be sent out of the State unless paid for IN ADVAXCE, and all such subscriptions will invariably be discontinued at the expiration of the time for which they are paid. All ADVERTISEMENTS for a less term than three months TEN CENTS per linerfor each In sertion. Special notices one-half additional All resoluti'ns of Associations; communications of limited or individual interest, and notices of mar riages and deaths exceeding five line, ten cents per line. Editorial notices fifteen cents per line. All legal Notices of every kind, and Orphans' 1 Court and Judicial Sales, are required by law to be published in both papers published in this V lae * , , . All advertising due after first insertion. A liberal discount is made to persons advertising by the quarter, half jear, or year, as follows: 3 months. 6 months. 1 year. ♦One squaro - - - $-150 SGOO $lO 00 Two squares ... 600 900 16 00 Three squares - - - 8 00 12 00 20 00 Quarter column - - 14 00 20 00 35 00 Half column - - - 18 00 25 00 45 00 One column - - - - 30 00 45 00 80 00 ♦Ono square to occupy one inch of space. JOB PRINTING, of every kind, done with neatness and dispatch. THE GAZETTE OFFICE has just been refitted with a Power Press and new type, and everything in the Printing line can be execu ted in the most artistic manner and at the lowest rates —TERMS CASH. kjp All letters should be addressd to MEYERS & MENGEL, Publishers. ihc gtetlforil ©noetic. THE PRESS OF PENNSYLVANIA ON THE SITI'ATION. We hope and trust, for the sake of humanity, that civil war may beaver ted. Yet it were better to lose our lives than transmit to posterity such a government as Stevens, Sumner, Wade, and others of that ilk, would make this if they gucceed in their hellish designs against the constituted authorities.— , The Advocate , Ridgway, Elk County. These things are stirring the great heart of the people, as well as they may. They are finding their interests ; trifhd with—their ( onstitution derid ed—their halls of legislation filled with conspirators—their hopes blasted—their security menaced—and theircountry on ; the verge of another terrible civil war to keep power in the hands of the mi nority.— The Western Press, Mercer, Mercer County. The people have waited patiently for this movement, and they now hope that the President will continue decisive measures to uphold his consti tutional authority, and if possible, to curb the progress of the infamous Rad ical usurpation. Now that the Presi dent has made the issue, let him stand firm and the people will sustain him. — Democrat and Register , Mifflintown, Juniata County. The Radicals in Congress have enter ed upon the desperote step of impeach ing the President of the United States! In so startling an emergency, thinking men may well ask, "what are we com ing to?" The answer is not at hand, but this may he taken as certain, that; a much longer continuance of that par ty in power will result in general pros tration and ruin, and the ultimate wreck of our institutions. — The Com piler, Gettysburg, Adams County. We look upon this man Stanton as the true representative of the vices of the Radical faction—insolent brutal, cowardly and mendacious, and to hear it claimed that he and his associates,; will conduct themselves as men of high honor, pure patriotism and true cour age creates a feeling of indignant dis gust in the minds of all good men. II the President pursues with firmness the course he lias begun, and we feel assured that he will, the country will see an exhibit of low conduct in these wretched creatures which will aston ish even them. We want to see the Radical Monster in all his hideousness, so that the people may strike it down forever—that the utter detestation for i it of citizens of the United States may l ; lie expressed in such a manner, that no ! other such high-handed villainy shall trouble us again.— The Union, Wilkes barre, Luzerne County. There can be no question that the President will not shrink from the performance of his duty, and it is for the people now to come to the rescue,; stop these infernal Congressional cobinsand villains in their mad, dam- j nable crusade against the Chief Execu tive of the nation, and if necessary • hurl by force these bold, bad men ! from power. The time for talking lias passed, the time for action has arrived. The excitement in the capital of the country is great, and timid men there are dumbfounded, not knowing what to do. But there is one man to whom we look for relief from the dangers which environ our beloved country. He I can bring the Ship of State safelyj ' through these troubled waters. That man is Andrew Johnson. In him we j have faith, and may God defend the right.— The Gazette, Reading, Berks County. Although this last action of the Rump places the country in stormy times, we believe it will prove to be a bless ing. The people are tired of strife; and new convulsions, hazarded from par tisan motives, will add a resistless im , petus to the reaction which set in last summer, and is destined to sweep the Republican party into defeat and dis grace.— The Democrat, Honesdale, j Wayne County. President Johnson is once more threatened with impeachment and re moval from office, for the exercise of i his constitutional functions, and for BEDFORD, PA., FRIDAY MORNING, MARCH 13, 1868. doing what all bis predecessors, from Washington to Lincoln claimed the right to do witho*' question from any one, or from any department of the j government. — The Watchman, Belle fonte, Centre County. No true patriot can foil to sympa thize and sustain President Johnson in his course. The power of selecting his j own Cabinet ministers, has been exer- j cised by, and conceded to, every Presi dent from Washington down, and any j law, or pretended law, which aims at j the curtailment or destruction of this; right is clearly unconstitutional and ; void.—The Gazette, York, York Coun- i ty. The infamous conduct of this most infamous Rump will certainly end in a tragical way, unless Thaddeus Stevens and his co-conspirators hastily change | their programme, and conform them selves to their oqtfjs and the Constitu- ! tion of their country.—The Republi can, Clearfield, Clearfield County. We feel satisfied that President John son will only act on the defensive, and should the Senate attempt to remove him, he has only to call on the people: to sustain him, and then woe be to those perjured villains who have for the past few years been controlling the legislation of the country. They will j find no convenient back windows by which to effect an escape from the pun ishment they so richly merit.— The Herald, Brookville, Jefferson County. Should the conspirators against the public liberties manifest a disposition to complete the work they have begun, it will be the duty of the Democratic j party to announce in language that cannot be misunderstood, its determin ation on the subject, and proceed to adopt means for making that deter mination good. The Observer, Erie Erie County. Excitement reigns over all the coun try, and the Jacobins may have the satisfaction of inaugurating an era of revolution worthy of their historical namesakes. — The Democrat, Laporte, Sullivan County. Before another month rolls around, we will have passed through another crisis in our history which will tell either for the weal or woe of the whole people. We pray God, in His infinite goodness, that He so temper the hearts of all the people, as to prevent die hor rors of what now seetns to be an im pending civil war! — The Gazette, Ber wick, Columbia County. For what crime is the President thus to be dealt with ? Why, for doing pre cisely what every former President has done, and what the Constitution guarantees every President the right to do—the right to choose his own Cab inet. If this action of Congress is suc cessful, and is to be established as a precedent, any future Congress may summarily put out any President by merely passing an unconstitutional act, and if such President refuses to recog nize and obey it, or takes any steps to have it judicially tested, he will sub ject himself to impeachment at once.-- The Local, Beaver, Beaver County. If, instead of Congress going off into spasms, on the announcement by the President that he had removed Stan ton, they had quietly awaited tho re sult, and co-operated with the Presi dent in endeavoring to have a judicial settlement of the question at the earli est day, the whole matter might have been disposed of by this time, and the public mind set at rest. But this did not suit the Radical purposes.— The In telligencer, Danville, Montour County. The people are everywhere express ing their willingness to stand by the President with their fortunes and their lives, if needs be. Both houses of the Legislature of New Jersey have adopt ed a resolution to support the Execu tive. A paper is being publicly and numerously signed in New York, pledging support of arms, if required. In Philadelphia, numerous meetings were called, and tenders of aid made the President. From all sides comes similar offers.— The Democrat , McCon uellsburg, Fulton County. That the President has the Constitu tion of the country, and right on his side, we have no manner of doubt. His patience and forbearance in presenting his rights are most commendable, and just the contrary to the impatience and passion displayed by Congress. That he will be sustained by the people of the country, there is the strongest rea son to believe, from the universal ap proval his acts have received, and the denunciations of thecourse of Congress, by Democrats and Conservatives every where.— The Standard, Pottsvilie, Schuylkill County. The country is greatly agitated as a result of these revolutionary proceed ings, and there is no telling what the matter may terminate in—perhaps revolution and bloodshed. Let every good man sustain the President because he is right, and condemn the Radical leaders because they are wrong—infa mously wrong.— The Democrat, Mauch Chunk, Carbon County. . BULI.Y BOY.— Old man Grant, Ulys ses' father is writing the early life of his son, which is now being published. He says that when Ulysses was a boy, if a circus or any show came along, in which there was a call for somebody to come forward and ride a pony, he was always the one to present himself, and whatever he undertook to ride he rode. This practice he kept up, until he got to be so large that he was ashamed to ride a pony." The first chapter only comes down to Ulysses' twelfth year. In the next we look for the oid man to give us a graphic description of the first drink of "red eye" his precious boy ever took. ARTICLES OF IMPEACHHEXT. The articles of impeachment against , the President of the United States, were presented to the House on Sat urday by Mr. Boutvvell. As we have not space to print them in full this week, we give the following synopsis from the Baltimore Sun : It will be seen that the committee do not take up any act of the President prior to the removal of Mr. Stanton, j Most of the articles are based upon the j alleged violation of the civil-tenure j act, passed March 2, 1867, including those from 1 to 5, as well as 7 and 8. In addition to these, article 0 charges unlawful conspiracy with General Thomas to obtain possession of United States property in the War Depart ment, in violation of the act of July 31,1861, which provides "that if two or more persons within any State or Territory of the United States, shall conspire together by force to prevent, hinder or delay the execution of any law of the United States, or by force to seize, take or posessany property of the United States against the will or I contrary to the authority of the United States or by force or intimidation or ; threat to prevent any person froraaccep-; tingor holding any office or trust or place of confidence under the United States, j each and every person so offending i shall be guilty of a high crime." Ar ticle 9 charges an unlawful effort to control the disbursement of funds for the military service and for the War Department, contrary to the civ el-tenure act. Article 10 charges that the President, as commander-in-chief ; of the army, declared to and instruct ed the commander of the department |of Washington, General Emory, that the portion of the army appropriation bill of March 2, 1867, which "provides 1 that all orders and instructions rela ting to military operations, issued by the President or Secretary of War, ! shall be issued through the general of the army," Ac., wqs unconstitutional and in contravention of the comrnis ' sion of said Emory, the intent being thereby "to induce said Emory" to "violate the provisions of said law," and receive and act upon orders from Mr. Johnson which would not be is sued through the general of the army, | all of which is declared to render the President guilty of a high misdemean ! or in office. Accompanying the articles of im j peach men t is the testimony of General i Emory, as well as of Luit. Col. Wal | lace, commanding the garrison of Washington, as in support of the al legations of the tenth article, which, it seems to us, it is impossible for any one to read without unspeakable aston ishment at the audacity which seeks to found a guilty charge upon so flim sy a basis. The provision in question is one of those gross and incongruous provisions which are sometimes injec ted into appropriation bills for a pur pose, and by which often not only the ! public officials themselves are entrap j ped; but in this case the evidence | does not show that anything at all was done in violation of the act; on the | contrary, it would appear that on a ' due understanding of the position the j president no further referred to the I subject. IMPEACTIWEXT TRIALS. Since the adoption of the. Constitu tion there have been five trials of im peachment by the Senate. The first of these was that of William Blount, a Senator from Tennessee. It com menced December 17th, 1798, and was concluded January 14th, 1799. The next was the trial of John Pickering, Judge of the New Hampshire District, which lasted from March 3d to March 12th, 1803. The third was that of Sam'lChase, oneof the Associate Judg es of the Supreme Court of the United States, which was commenced Novem ber 30th, 1804, and lasted until March Ist, 1805. The fourth was the trial of James 11. Peck, Judge of the Missouri District, which was prolonged through two sessions, viz: from May 11th to May 25th, 1830, and from December 30th of the same year to January 31st, 1831. The last trial by the Senate was on the impeachment of Judge Hum phreys, of the Tennessee District, about the year 18G3, we think ; but the record is not before us. It may be interesting to give a brief sketch of the mode of proceeding in trials on impeachment. After the House has resolved to make charges, a committee is appointed to impeach the accused before the Senate. Then the Senate, by its Sergeant-at-arms, summons the accused to appear and answer. He is then furnishod with a copy of the charge, and allowed time to answer them. The House of Rep resentatives replies totheanswer when it is put in, declares its readiness to prove its charges, and appoints man agers to conduct the impeachment.— A time is then determined for the trial. The accused has the advantage of legal advisers, and witnesses in his behalf are compelled to attend. The forms of trial are the salne as in other courts of justice. When tlie trial is concluded, the" Senate considers the subject, and each Senator, having been previously sworn, as jurors are sworn, is called by name and says whether the accused in his opinion is guilty or not guilty. If two-thirds of the Sen ators declare him guilty, then judge ment to the effect is pronounced. The sentence of the Senate on trial of im peachment is limited to removal from office, and future disqualification to hold any office under the United State, VOL 62—WHOLE No. 5,434. A ECOLOGY OF WOHF.X. BY "HARK TWAIN." At the dinner recently given by the Correspondents' Club at Washington, "Mark Twain" was called on to re spond to the usual toast to "Women" which he did in the following charac teristic style: "Mr. President: Ido not know why I should have beCn singled out to re ceive the greatest distinction of the evening,—for so the office of replying to the toast to women has been regard ed in every age. [Applause.] Ido not know why J have received this dis tinction unless it be that I am a trifle less homely than the other members of the Club. But be this as it may, Mr. President, I am proud of the position, and you could not have chosen any one who would have accepted it more gladly, or labored with a heartier good will to do the subject justice, than I. Buoause, sir, I love the sex. [Laught er.] I love all the women, sir, irre spective of age or color. [ Laughter.] "Human intelligence cannot esti mate what we owe to women, sir.— She sews on our buttons [laughter], she mends ourclothes [laughterj, she ropes us in at church fairs,—she con fides in us; she tells us whatever she can find out about the little private af fairs of our neighbors; she gives us good advice—and plenty of it; she gives us a piece of her mind sometimes —and sometimes all of it; she soothes our aching brows: she bears our child ren—ours as a general thing. In all therelationsof life, sir, it is but just and a graceful tribute to women to say of her that she is a brick. [Great laught er.] "Wheresoever you place woman,sir —in whatever position or estate—she is an ornament to that place she occu pies, and a treasure to the world.— [Here Mr. Twain paused, looked in quiringly at his hearers, and remark ed that the applause should come in at this point. It came in. Mr. Twain resumed his eulogy.] Look at the no ble names of history ! Look at Cleo patra! look at Desdemona! look at Florence Nightingale! look at Joan of Arc ! look at Lucretia Borgia! [Dis approbation expressed.] "Well,' said Mr. Twain, scratching his head doubt fully, 'suppose we let Lueretia slide.' Look at Joyce I let h! look at Mother Eve [Cries of 'Oh!' 'Oh!'] You need not look at her unless you want to, but (said Mr. Twain reflectively, after a pause) Eve was ornamental, sir ; particularly before the fashions chang ed! I repeat, sir, look at the illustri ous names of history. Look at Widow Magree! look at Lucy Stone! look at Elizabeth Cady Stanton! look at George Francis Train ! [Great laugh ter.] And sir, I say it with bowed head and deepest veneration, look at the mother of Washington! she raised a | boy that could not lie—could not lie. [Applause.] But he never had any ; chance, ['Oh !' 'Oh !'] It might have i been different with him hacl he belong ed to a newspaper correspondents' club. [Laughter, groans, hisses, cries of 'put him out.' Mark looked around placidly upon his excited audience and resumed.] "I repeat, sir that in whatsoever po | sition you place a woman she is an or nament to society and a treasure to the world. As a sweetheart she has few equals and no superiors [laughter ]; as a cousin she is convenient—as a wealthy grand-mother she is precious—as a'wet ! nurse she has no equal among men ! [Laughter]. "What, sir, would the people of the earth be without women? They would jbe scarce, sir—almighty scarce ! Then , let us cherish her—let us protect her— let us give her our support, our encour agement, our sympathy—ourselves, if we get a chance.—[Laughter.] "But jesting aside, Mr. President, woman is lovable, gracious, kind of heart, beautiful—worthy of all respect, of all esteem, of all deference. Not any here will refuse to drink her health right cordially in this bumper of wine, for each and every one of us has per sonally known, ancl loved, and honor j ed, the very best of them all —his own ! mother!" [Applause.] MISUNDERSTOOD THE TEXT.—A worthy deacon hired a journeyman farmer from a neighboring town for the Summer, and induced him, al though he was unaccustomed to church going—to accompany the family to church on the first Sabbath of his stay. Upon their return to the deacon's house he asked his hired man how he liked the preaching. He replied— "l dont like to hear any minister preach politics." "I am very sure you heard no pol itics to-day," said the deacon. "I am sure that I did," said the man. "Mention the passage," replied the deacon. "I will." He said; "If the Demo crats scarcely are saved, where will the Republicans appear?" "Ah" said the deacon, "you mistake. These were the words—'lf the righte ous scarcely are saved, how will the wicked and ungodly appear?' " "O, yes," said the man, "he might have used those words but I know dueeed well what he meant. Senator Wade, in his recent speech, declared that the gates of hell could not prevail against the Radical party. Probably not. Whenever these prin ciples butt against those gates the gates will give way and into hell will go both principles and party.— Ex. ' SHE WOI'LDVT HARRY A NECHANK A young man commenced visiting a young woman, and appeared to be well pleased. One evening he called when it was quite late, which led the young lady to enquire where he had been. "I had to work to night." "What! do you work for a living?" she enquired in astonishment. "Certainly," replied the young man, "I am a mechanic." "I dislike the name of a mechanic," and she turned up her pretty nose. That was the last time the young man visited that young woman. lie is now a wealthy man, and has one of the best women in the country for his wife. The lady who disliked the name of a mechanic is now the wife of a misera ble fool—a regular vagrant about grog shops—-and the soft, verdant, silly mis erable girl is obliged to take in wash ing in order to support herself and children. You dislike the name of a mechanic, oh ? You whose brothers are but well dressed loafers. We pity any girl who has so little braius, who is so verdant, so soft, as to think less of a young man for being a mechanic—one of God's noblemen—tho most dignified and hon orable personage of heaven's creatures. Beware, young ladies, how you treat young men who work for a living, for you may one day bo menial to one of them yourself. Far better to discharge the well-fed pauper with all his rings, jewelry, brazeness and pomposity, and take to your affections the callous handed, in telligent and industrious mechanic. Thousands have bitterly regretted their folly who havo turned their backs to honesty. A few years have taught them a severe lesson. A GOOD TEST.— In consideration of the' fact that frequent explosions in coal oil, kerosene, etc., are of almost daily occurrence, endangering life and property, the following simple method of testing the pure (non-explosive) from the impure or mixed (explosive) article, may bo of benefit to peoplo who are obliged to use coal oil instead of gas. A gentleman connected with one of the principal railways centering at Harrisburg informs us the oil used for the "head-light" or reflector of an engine, is a mixture of pure, refined coil oil and lard. In order to prevent explosions, it is highly necessary touse the pure article of coil oil. To ascer tain whether the latter is pure, a quan tity is poured out upon a hoard or fiat piece of stone or iron, and a piece of burning paper applied to it. If the oil takes fire, and burns, creating a flame, it is pronounced an adulteration and unfit for use. On the other hand, pure oil will not burn in the open air, when thus tested, and its safety may be relied upon. In this manner large quantities for railway purposes are test ed. The hint is worthy the attention of consumers of coal oik All the kero sene, or so called "refined" coal oil that will not stand the above test, ought to be promptly excluded from every household. THREE QUESTIONS FOR EVERY MAN TO ANSWER HONESTLY.—If the South ern States by act of Secession or result of War are not out of the Union, how can Congress declare an amendment to the Federal Constitution ratified which has riot received the sanction of three fourths of thirty-seven States; as by the Constitution ? Again— If the Southern States are not out of the Union, by what right is it attemp ted to make of them a Southern Despot ism given over to one to rule, as is pro posed ? Again— If they are out of the Union (and on no other base can a despotism be there established,) how came they out, when went they out, and in ichat way was the war a success I—Biddeford (Me.} Democrat. The following item from the Lewis town Gazette will be of interest to our farmer readers : ROCK WHEAT.—Some years ago a fine stalk of wheat was found growing among the rocks on Shade Mountain, which when ripe was plucked by Mr. Miller and handed to Joseph Krick of Decatur township, who has been rais ing it since, and lust fall four bushels, so that, should it contin ue to yield as it has done, next year will enable a number of farmers to un dertake its cultivation. It is a white wheat, with strong straw, remarkably compact heads, grains thin-shelled, and produced at the rate of 48 bushels to the acre, while other wheat in similar ground on the same farm averaged un der 16 bushels. WHERE'S THAT MAN?—A few days ago the agent of an accidental insurance company entered a railroad car, and ap proaching an exceedingly gruff old man, asked him if he did not want to "take out a policy." He was told "to get out with his policy," and passed on. After riding about an hour, ah ac cident occurred on the train, and the car ran over the sleepers, causing much consternation among the passengers. The old man jumped up, and seizing a hook at the side of the car to steady himself, called out "where's that insur ance man?" The question caused a roar of laughter among the passengers, who for the time forgot their danger. —The Georgia tanists have resolved to remove the State Capital from Mil ledgeville to Atlana. Great is the nig ger. —The California Legislature has passed resolutions approving the action of the President and censuring the. Rump.