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3}R#-S>OOCLS, CTR. / 1 GOD NEWS I I FOB riiE PEOPLE! J. M. SHOEMAKER Hssjttfet rev- ivul a large and varied a. rtoj-.i tof FALL and WINTER GOODS, of all descriptions, which have been bought at UNUSUALLY LOW PRICES, and which ho is determined to sell CHEAP. They consist iu part of Dry Goods, Boots and Shoes, Ready-made Clothing, Hats and Caps. Fresh Groceries, Bu-feels and Brooms. Queenswsre, Tobacco. Segars .to Give him a call and sec for yourselves. nov6th,"64 J. M. SHOEMAKER. 1868. 'j xlx - G. R. OSTER A CO. Have just received a large and Attractive Stock of new and CIIVAP FA LL GOODS, CoUPFISIINO Ladies dress goods. Cloths. C-'s-iineres. Satinetts, Tweeds. Jeans, Flannels, Ready made clothing. Hats. Caps. Boots, Shoes, Fresh Family Groceries, 'fob lee'os, Segars. Ac., DECIDEDLY CHEAP. Bedford oct! 6.'68 J JENDERSOX S Celebrated Fresh Ground, £xtr& Fitini-y Flour constantly in Store ami tor stile by G R OSTER A CO. 0ct16.'68 4 B. CRAMER V CO. -A A- • Have now <qen and offer for sale, AT REDUCED PRICES, the largest and most elegant stock -if FALL and WINTER GOODS to be found IN BEDFORD COUNTY! Tho assortment is complete, and GREAT BAR GAINS in every department will be offered. now',. 68. A B CRAMER A CO. | VKW GOODS:! NEW GOODS 'J uc undersigned has just received from the Ea.-t 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-( Joodsi, Delaines, Calicoes, Muslins, Cassimers, Boots and Shoes, Groceries, Notions, Ac., Ac. All of which will be sold at the most reasonable prices. j -J Thankful for post favors, we solicit a con tinuance ot the public tronage. _ Call and exam r goods. may 24."67. G. V EAGER 4 full assortment of X E W G O O D 8 AT M C. FETTEKLY 4 CORNER. Opposite the Washington II del. where will be I-un i it all times DltY an I FANCY GOODS a lapted to the <1 lily wants of families : Shawls, Bonnets, Hats, Cloak Goods, ; of the best qualities and latest styles A full line of White Goods. Woolen Good-, II -siery, Uloves. Handkerchiefs, Lares. Ac . Ac. Thankful to the public for past patronage, we hope to merit a continuance of the satin- in the future M C. FEITEKLY. novl3m3* j ARDW AB E A STOVES! JI4CGHMAN.GUMP A CO , Bloody Run, Pa. DEALERS IN I) -alcrs in Iron, Nails, Horse Shoc~, Biriiip;4, Axles, TliimbleSkeins, Hubs, Spokes, Felloes, Sleigh itunuers, Sleijfh Bells, Forks, Shovels, Saws, Axes, j Spoons, Cutlery, CtHtkiii}; and Heating Stoves for coal or wood. Glass, Paints, Gils, Lamps, Woodenware, Ac., Ac. They manufacture Tin and Sheet Ironware and have constantly on hand an assortin-nt of TINWARE and STOVE PIPE. All goods kept by them will be sold at the low- j est price- oelM fTMIEHOUSEHOLDGAS Machine! j Frit SUPPLYING DWELLINGS,STORES. FAC TORIES CHURCHES AND PUBLIC BUILDINGS WITH GAS ' Generates Gas without Eire or Heat ' The simplicity and ease bv which this Machine i is man iged. as also its economy and great merit, recommends it to public favor. C >ll and see ma j cliiue in operation at the store' Manufacturer and So| Ageut, DAVID JONES. TIN FURNISHING STORE. No733GREEN ST PHILADELPHIA. ISend for illustrated aug2lm3 W. CHOUSE, * Dr.AIKR iv ALL KI.VDS or SUGARS, TOBACCO, PIPES. And a general assortment of Smoker* and Cbew ers' article> ; BEDFOKie, Pa. jul3l,'6Byl j tfolumn. you ALL J HAVE HEARD or HOG ELAN D> GERMAN BITTERS, AND HOOFLAXD'S HERMAN TOXIC. Prepared by Dr. C. M. Jackson, Philadelphia i Their introduction into this country from Ger many occurred in 1825. THEY CURED YOUR FATHERS AND MOTHERS, And will cure you and your children. They are t ntirelv diff.'rent from ■ y -he many preparations now in the country cat 1-1 led Bittersor Tonics. They are no tavern* A-preparaton. or any thing like one ; but good, honest, reliable medi cine-. They are The greatest known remedies foe Liver Complaint, DYSPEPSIA, Nervous Debility, JAUN DI IE, Diseases of the Kidnevs, ERUPTIONS OF THE SKIN, and all Disease.* arising from a Dis >rlered Liver. ' stomach, or IMPURITY OF THE BLOOD. Constipation. Flatulence. Inwirl Pile". Fullnes of Blood to the Head, Acidity "f the Stomach, Nausea. Heartburn, Di*aut for Food. Full ness or Weight in the Stomach. Sour Eru'-- tati- ns. Sii king or Fluttering a! the Pit of lhe Stomach. Swimming of the Hettd. Hurried or Difficult Breathing, Fluttering at the ,•. Heart, Cooking or Suffocating So- sag I tions when in a Lving Posture. Dimness of V./ Vision, p. ts or Webs before the sight. Dull Pain in the Head. Defi ciency "t Perspiration. Yellowness ofthe Skin and Eyes Pain in the Side. Back. Ch> -t, Limbs, etc . Sud len Flushes of lleat. Burning in the Flesh. Constant Imagi nings of Evil and Great Depression of Spirit-. All these indicate diseases ofthe Litre nr Di gestive Organs, combined with impure blood. IIOOFLAND S GERMAN BITTERS entirely vegetable and contains no liquor It is a compound of Fluid Extracts. The Roots. Herbs, and Barks from which these extracts are made, are gathered in Germany. All the medi cinal virtueus are ex - v tracted from them by a scientific Chemist. ■ ft These extracts are then forwarded to this V/ country to be used ox pres-Iy far the manufacture of these Bitters. There i* m> alcoholic substance of any kind used in compounding the Bitters, hence it is the only Bitters lb it can be used in cuses where alcoholic stimulants are not advisable. HOOFLAXD'S GERMAN TONIC is a combination of all the ingredients of the Bit ters, with ri'KK Santa Ciuz Rum.Orange, etc. It i- used for the * tuie diseases as the Biters. in case where some pure alcoholic stimulus is require-!. You will bear in mind that these remedies are en tirely lift" rent fro.u any others advertised f>r the cure of the diseases name I. these being scientific preparations of medicinal extracts, while the oth er- ire mere decoctions of rum in some form The TONIC is decidedly one ofthe most pleasant and agrei :b!e remedies tier offered to tbe public Its ta.-te is exquisite. It is a pleasure to take it, while its life-giving, exhilarating, and medicinal quali ties have caused it to be known as the greatest of all tonics. DEBILITY. There is no medicine equnl to Hoofland's Ger man Bitters or Tonic a in cases of Debility They impart a tone |-i and vigor to tbe whole system, strengthen * the appetite, cause an enjoyment of the food, enable the stomach to di g> s if, purify the bio it. give a goo I, Sound, healthy Complexion, eradicate the yellow tinge from the eye. impart a bloom to the checks, and change the patient from a short-breathed, emaci ated, weak, and nervous invalid, to a full-faced, stout, and vigorous person Weak and Delicate Children are made strong by !he Bitters or Tonic. In fact, they are Family Me licjues. They can be administered with perfect gaiety to a child three in Dths old, the uiost delicate feuiale, or u man of ninety. These remedies are the best Blond Purifiers ver known and will cure all di-cascn resultinz from bad I lo.d K--ep yiur blood pure; keep your Liver in older, • iceep your digestive organs in a sound, I he.iltby condition by the use of these rent a J lies, and no diseases will ever assail you. The best ui'-n in thecounfy recommend them. If years of honest reputation go lor anything, you must try these preparations. FROM HON. GEO. W WOODWARD. Chief Justice ot the Supreme Court of Pennsylva nia. PHILAD-LPBM. March 16 1447 I find that ■■llooftuiid's German Bitters'" is not sn intoxicating beverage, but is * goo-l tonic, use iul in disorders of the lig.-'ive organs, and of great benefit in cases of debility aud want of uer vou„ ,-p-non in the system Yours Truly, GEO. W. WOODWARD FROM HON JAMES TAOMPSON Judge of the Snnreme C mrl of Pennsvlv ania PHILADELPHIA April 24. 1566 1 consider "H mil's German Bitters" a valua ble medicine in esse . of atiank* of Indiges tion or Dyspepsia I \ can certify this from my experience of it. a m Yours, withre-pect. JAMES THOMPSON." FROM REV JOSEPH U. KENNARD, D. D , Pastor of the Tenth B iptist Church, Philadelphia. DK JACKSON— DEAR SIR :—I have been fre quently requested to connect tnv name with rec ommendations of different kinds of medicines, bu regarding the piactice as out of my appropriate sphere, I have in allcases declined; but with a clear proof in various iustan- e-. ami particularly in my OWL family, ot tbe usefulness ot Dr. Uoof- IHII i s German Bitters, I depart for once from my usual course, to express my full couiiction th it for general debility of the system, and es pecially for Liver Coin -r plaint, it is a safe and valuable preparation Iu souie cas s it may fail; bnt usual A- a |y 5 I doubt not, it will be very beneficial to those wbosuffer from the above causes. Yours, very respe • fully. J. H. KENNARD, Eigth. below Coatesatreet. CAUTION Hoofl md's German Remedies are eounterfeite I. The tdcnuiue have the signature of C M. JACK SON OH the front of the outside wrapper of e.ieb bottle, and the name of the article blown iu each bottle. All others are counterfeit. Price of tlie Hitters, $1 per bottle; Or, a half dozen for sA. Price of the Tonie, §1 30 per bottle; Or, a half dozen for $7 30. Tbe tonic is put up in quirt bottles. Recollect that it is Dr. II iifi.au i s German Remedies that are so universally used and so highly recommended * .and do not allow the Druggist to induce I lyou to take anything else that he may say A.-'ts just as good be cause he makes a larger profit on it. These Reme dies will be sent by express to any locality upon application to the PRINCIPAL OFFICE, At tbe German Medicine Store. No. 631 ARCH STREET, Philadelphia. CIIAS. M. EVANS, PROPRIETOR. ? irmerly C M JACKSON A Co. These Remedies are for sale by Druggists, Store keepers an 1 Medicine Dealers everywhere. Do not forget to rximiux the article you buy IU order to get l/te ge/111l /Iff. I jn a/20 66/1 TERMS OF PUBLICATION. 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A lady purchased a home in a beau tiful village, about forty mile- from a well known city. Slu* longed for fresh air and quiet scenes, and doubtless site would have found all (he happiness which site sought in this pleasant re treat, had not the place been haunted by that terrible spectre — Scttittlttf. "Have you seen tlie new arrival?"— asked Mrs. Thomas, of her neighbor, ; .Mrs. Lawrence, about a week after the stranger took possession of Maple Cot tage, as the little place she had pur chased was railed. A curl of the lip and a shrug of the shoulders was all the reply made by Mrs. Lawrence; but in the gestures i Mrs. Thomas saw, or supposed she 1 saw, a sufficient reason for shunning the acquaintance of the stranger. Had Mrs. Lawrence, who was a great stickler for aristocratic society, answer ed the question in words; had -lie ex pr<.—t d her real opinion of iter new neighbor in tangible form, no very great results would have occurred, for she would have said "Yes, 1 have seen her; she hud on a cheap delaine dress, and I hear she does her own washing," j —no very serious charges, hut accord- ; ing to Mrs. Lawrence's ideas of "good j -ociety," quite suffi'<tt tndeprive her of all claim to the little of "lady"— j hence her curled lip and shr lg of dis gt|Sf. Mrs. Thomas, who was very jealous ! and s s.iicious, translated this sign of language in her own way. Being ex tremely sensitive a* to what Mrs. Grundy should say, she was always on 1 the watch, test accidentally, she should be seen speaking to persons of low character; therefore she caught at this straw, and turned it over in her mind until she made out a very serious case tor the stranger. "I have no doubt," she said to her husband at night, "that she has a bad reputation it! the city. She has come here dressed in deep mourning, hut who knows whether she ever had a husband? An t if she had , her wearing h'aek is no sign he's dread, in my opin ion, and Mis. Thomas drew her mouth into a nio-t sanctimonious expression— a iook which almost always indicates the Pharisaical, "I am better than thou !" The next day quite a crowd had gathered in the store of Mr. Thomas, waiting for the arrival of the daily mail, which was due about this hour. The stranger came in to make some trilling purchases and was started at ly the people, a- strangers always are. A tier she left the store, some remarks were made concerning her lady-like appearance. Mr. Thomas immediately rejoined, "Yes, she appears enough like a lady, hut my wife thinks her ; reputation none the best." Customers coining in, nothing more was said at that time, but the tire of scandal was kindled—the story spiead rapidly, each one telling it in his o.vn way, until there was not a family i i the plaee but heard and believed the lying rumor. \Weks passed on, and the inmate of Maple Cottage felt that for some reas on she was looked upon with much sus picion and dslike. There was no hos tility, nothing said or done, for which j siie could demand an explanation. She tried to remember some act or word : which could have given offence; but in vain did she call to mind every I word she had ever spoken to the vil -1 igers—she could remember nothing j in her conduct to warrant such neglect, and she could only suffer in silence. Every day sferned to increase the I avoidance of her neighbors; and she seeing this, ceased making overtures toward an acquaintance with them, ' sending to the city for her household supplies, and never came in contact with any of them, save at church ; and even here she most generally | fmiul a whole seat at her disposal. At lust the storm which had so long darkened the village horizon, seemed a tout to hurst over her head. There were lov\ threats of driving her out from the place, and the mob spirit seemed to he gathering strength. About this time, some three mouths after the stranger had came to Mup'e ! Cottage, a very handsome traveling carriage, drawn by a span of noble grays, stopped in front of her dwelling, | and a fine looking man, apparently about fifty years of age, with his wife and two children, was seen to alight anJtuier t lie house. All that day j uuJ through the evening, there was BEDFORD, PA.. FRIDAY MORNING, NOVEMBER 20, 1308. heard the sound of happy voices, min gled with the rippling laughter of joy ous hearts. The next day was Sunday, but this time the widow did not sit alone.— Strange looks, and low murmured words ran through the congregation, aud the minister -eemed to share the surprise of bis audience, and looked and preached as though under painful embarrassment. He recognized in the stranger, a minister, whose reputation was world-wide—no other than the rich and the distinguished President of College, from which he was a graduate. Professor C. remembered his former j pupil, hut it must he confessed lie was both surprised and disappointed. He had given the young man credit for individual talent, but this sermon was ! a repetition of poor platitudes, and a truckling to public opinion, which i allowed a weak and little mind. After service, the President stopped a moment until the preacher came for ward. and when the greetings were over he said, kindly: "My sister wrote me that Richard Forbes was preaching here, hut I did not connect the name j with the memory of my former pupil." "Your sister!" -aid the embarrassed young man. "I was not aware that I had ever had the honor of preaching before sueli a hearer. You do not mean to say that the woman with whom you entered is your sister?" "And why not?" It is now Prof. C"s. turn to look surprised. Sure enough, why not ? What did fie know against the woman of whom all had been "speaking evil" for the ! last three months.—He had taken ! these cruel surmises for granted, and had been so far inflame d by the scan- ! dai that he had failed to call upon the i strange .—A sense of the impropriety and guilt of his conduct rushed across his mind—suppose the woman was re- j ally the disgraced and guilty being that j üblic opinion—-the public opin- 1 ion ofthe village—claimed, was it not his duty to save sinners? Christ came, ! "not to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance!" How had he fiulfllicd his mis-ion? And yet he stood in his 1 pulpit and claimed to he a follower of the meek and lowly Savior. "There i-.something about this matter ; that I cannot understand." said Prof. C., as he scanned the changing counte- j nance of the young preacher. "You do not mean to say that my sister has | been a resident of your place and a lis tener to your preaching for three : ' months, without your calling upon her? The duties of a preacher are sure- j ly better defined—" "i;ut I did not dare!"—and here the > poor man stammered and stopped ; for ne cotitd iitu exi-i.-c himself, without ' exposing the gos-dp of the eongrega- ' tion. ' Did not dare to call on my sister, the widow of General Finch?"—and the tinge of contempt mingled with the look of surprise and indignation with which lie contemplated the j abashed and crest fallen young preach- j ' er. After reaching his sister's residence, ' he questioned her in regard to the mat- j ' ter; but here be was again baffled. 1 She could only tell him that, since her residence in the place, she had been "let alone," in the full acceptance of the term. Determined to understand I . the wherefore of such a proceeding, he ( again demanded an explanation of the S minister, who was finally compelled to 1 admit that he hail supposed, from the • gossip of lii* church members, that the j woman was a very outcast from socio ty, and that tiiere had been talk of driving her from the place. "She will not care to remain," said the profe—or ; "but b"fore she goes, I shall sift this matter thoroughly; and 1 so lie did, gathering up, link by link, 1 tbe whole chain of scandal until he came to Mrs. Lawrence.—Rut this the 1 1 itter utterly denied, and Mrs. Thomas wa- at last obliged to confess that Mrs. ' L; \vr< nee had merely -hrugged her 1 shoulders and curled her lip, when ! asked her opinion of her r.ew neigh- ' b r. "All, indeed !" was Mrs. Lawrence's ' rejoin dir. "I remember of thinking , j she could not he much of a lady, as she wore a laded delaine and did her own washing!" And there the mattter rested. Mrs. Lawrnii e. with a look and a shrug of tlie shoulders, and Mrs. Thomas by jealous surmises, had caused sorrow and pain to an innocent person—they had, iti fact, stolen the good name ol one who had never injured them ; and but for the timely appearance of her broth er, the consequences might have still been more serious. The professor preached the following Sunday, and at t lie conclusion of the discourse he repeated the tale of wrong, adding, "Had this woman really been poor and frie nd!e-s, as supposed, what would the end have been? Deprived of her good name and, in consequence, of all means of earning a livelihood, she would doubtless have been elis ctiuraged and despondent, and sunk down to the grave a victim of these*an dal of those falsely e'alling themselves I /trisfians ; and you in thesight of God, would not only have been classed a mong liars, but murderers." A GRATEFUL FATHER.— The little son of a i rooklyn clothing dealer fell into the East Itiver, a few days since, and was rescued from a watery grave by a working man who jumped into the river at the risk of his life, and by great exertions brought the lad to shore. The father, as a grateful recompense to the preserver of his child generously offered to "iron out his wet clothes if he would bring them around to the store. The reign of high-heeled boots has been short; fashion has utterly dis carded them. A foot race between three girls was a feature of a late lowa fair. Froui sfic New York Home Journal before ihe war lOIIJI 1 \< lU'IIMSIIMK, THE NIGHT FURERAL OF A SLAVE Traveling recently on business, i: the interior of Georgia, I reach <l, jus I at sunset, the mansion of the proprie I tor, through whose estate for the las I half hour of my journey, I had pursuer imy way. My tired companion pricket his ears, and with a low whiney iudicat ! ed his pleasure as I turned up the broad ; avenuelcadingtothehouse. Caliingti a black boy iu view, I bade him in quire of his owner if I could be accom modated with lodgings for the night. My request brought the proprietor himself to the dor, from thence, after a scrutinizing glance at my own person and equipments, heinquired my name, ' business, and destination. I promptly responded to his questions, and lie in- I vital me to alight and enter the house, • in the true spirit of Southern hospitali ty. He was apparently thirty years of : age.and evidently a man of education and refinement. I soon observed an air of gloomy abstraction about him; he said bat little, and even that little I seemed the result of an effort to obvi ate the Seeming want "of civility to a stranger. At supper the mistress of the mansion appeared, and did the honors of the table, in he" particular department. She was exceedingly j lady-like and beautiful, only as South ern women are, that is beyond com parison with those of any other por tion of this republic I have ever seen. She retir d immediately after supper, and a servant handing some splendid Habannas on a small silver tray, we had just seated ourselves comfortably before the enormous fire of oak wood, when a servant appeared at the end door near my host, hut in hand, and uttered in subdued but distinct tones, the to me, startling words. "Master, de coffin hab come." "Very well," was the only reply, and the servant disappeared. My host remarked my gaze of inquis itive wonder and replied to it— "l have been very sad," said be, "to day. I have had a greater misfortune than I have experienced since my father's death. I lost this morning the truest and most reliable friend I had in the world—one whom I had been ac customed to honor and respect since my earliest recollection. He was the playmate of mv father's youth, and the mentor of mine; a faithful servant, an honest man, ami a sincere christian, I stood by his bed ,-ide to-day, and, with his hands clasped in mine, I heard the last words he uttered. They were, 'Master meet me in heaven.'" Ilis voice faltered a moment, and he continued, after a pause, with increas ed excitement— "llU los.-) is a melancholic one to me. If 1 left my home, I said to him, 'John, see that ail things are taken care of,' and I knew tluit my wife and child, property and all were as safe as though they were garth d by a hundred sol diers. I never spoke a linr-Ji word to him in all my life, for he never deserv ed if. 1 have a hundred others, many of them faithful and true, but his loss is irreparable." I came from a section of the Union where slavery does not exist, and 1 brought with me all the prejudices which so generally prevail in the Northern States in regard to thi "institution." I had already seen much to soften these, but the obser vation of years would have failed to give me so clear an insight into the re lation between master and servant as this simple Incident. It was not the haughty planter, the lordly tyrant, talking of Ids dead slave as of Ins dead horse; but the kind-hearted gentle man lamenting the loss ar.d eulogizing the virtues of his good ohl/mm/. After an interval of silence my host r< 'sunied— "There are many of the old man's relations and friends who would wish to attend the funeral. To afford them an opportunity, several plantations have la-en notified that he wil' be bur ied to-night. Some, I presume, have aln ady arrived ;and d< siring to see that all things are properly prepared for his interment, I trust you will excuse my absence for a few moments." "Most certainly, sir, hut," I added "if there is no impropriety. I would be pleased to accompany you." "There is none," be replied, and I followed bim to a long row of cabins situated at a distance of some three hundred yards from the mansion. The house was crowded with negroes, who all arose on our entrance, and many of them exchanged greetings with mine host in terms that convinced me that they felt that he was an object of sym pathy from them ! The corpse was de posit! d in the coffin, attired in a shroud of the finest cotton materials, and the coffin itself painted black. The master stopped at its head, an laying his hand upon the cold brow of bis faithful bondsman, gazed long and intently upon features with which he had been so long familiar, and which he now looked upon for the last time ; raising his eyes at length, and glancing at the serious countenances now bent upon his, be said solemnly and u it D much feeling : "He was a faithful servant and a true christain ; if you follow his exam pie, and live as he lived, none of you need fear when the time comes for you to lie hear." A patriarch, with the snow of eighty winters on his head answered— "Master, il is true, and we will try to live like him." There was a murmur of general as sent, and after giving some instructions relative to the burial, we returned to the dwelling. About nine o'clock a servant appear ed with the notice that they were ready to move, and to know if further in structions were necessary. My host ; remarked to me that by stepping into the piazza, I would probably witness, to me, a novle scene. The procession had moved, and ils route led within a few yards of the man ion. There , were at least one hundred and fifty ne groes, arranged four deep, and follow ing a wagon in which wu* placed the coffin. Down the entire length of the line a' intervalsofa few feet on each side, were carried torches of resinous pine, here called light wood. About the centre was stationed tbe black preacher, a man of gigantic frame and stentorian lun/s, who gave out, from memory, the words of a hymn suitable | for the occasion. The Southern ne groes are proverbial for the melody and compass of their voices, and I thought that, hymn, mellowed by distance, the most solemn and yet the sweetest mus ic that bail ever fallen upon my ear. The stillness of the night and the strength of their voices enabled me to distinguish the air at the distance of : half a mile. It was to me a strange and solemn scene, and no incident of my life has impressed me with more powerful r motions than tip'night funeral of the poor negro. For this reason I have hastily and mo.-t im perfectly sketched its leading features. Previous to my retiring to my room, 1 saw in the hands of a daughter of tiie lady at whose house I stopped for the night a number of the Journal, and it occurred to me to send this to your paper per fectly indifferent wl ether it he pub lished or not. lam but a brief so journer here. I hail from a colder clime, where it is our proud boast that all men arc free and equal. I shall re- ' turn to my Northern home deeply im pressed with the belief, that, dispen sing with the name of freedom, the ne groes of the South are the happiest and most contented people on the face of the earth. THE TIIADIN OF A V IMA IN. The following observations, which we copy verbatim from an "Old Curios ty Shop," have reference to animals, and exhibit at lest their apparent knowledge of the sciences; also their professions, occupations, and enjoy ments; R ;es are geometricians ; their cells are so constructed as, with the largest quantity of material, to have the largest sized spaces and the least possible loss of interstice. So, also is the ant-lion ; his tunnel shaped trap is exactly correct in its conformation, as if it had been made by skillful artists of our species, with the aid of best in struments. The mole is a metrologisf. The bird called the nine-killer is an arithmetician ; so also is the crow, the wild turkey and some other birds. The torpedo, the ray, and the electric ell are electricians. The nautilus is a navigator; he rawc* norl lower** h ! # sail, easts and weighs his anchor and performs other nautical evolutions, Whole tribes of birds are musicians. The beaver is an architect, builder and and woodcutter; lie cuts down trees and erects houses and dams. The marmot is a civil engineer ; he not only builds houses but constructs aequeduets and drains to keep them dry. The white ants maintain a regular army of sol diers. The East India ants are horti culturalists; they make mushrooms, upon which they feed their young. Wasps are paper manufactures. Cater pillars are silk spinners. The bird pb • exits ft.rlor is a weaver; be weaves a web to make hi- nest. The prima is a tailor ; he sew* lea vis together to make his nest. The squirrel is a ferryman; with a chip or a pieceof bark fora boat, and his tail for a sail, lie crosses a stream. Dogs, wolves, jackals, and many others are hunters. The black bear and heron are fishermen. Tl-e ants are regular day-laborer-*. Tin monkey is a rope dancer. The associ ation of beavers presents us with a mod el republicanism. The bees live under a monarchy. The Indian antelopes furnish an example of patriarchal gov ernment. Elephants exhibit an aris tocracy of elders. \\ iid horses are said to select their leader. Sheep, in a wild state, are under the control of a j military clieifram.— Onee <i IfVeA*. THE CENTRAL HEART OK THE EAUTII.— As to the silver mines in that State, a Nevada paper says: "The increase in the heat of our mines is now beginning to give many of our minir g companies more trouble, and is pro\- ing a great obstacle to mining open tions iu those levels lying below a depth of I,<KIU feet, than any veins < r 'pocket'deposits of water yet encoun tered. A number of the leading com panies on the Comstock are now ei - gaged in putting in engines, to be used expressly for driving tans for furnish ing air to the lower levels, forcing it through large tubes of galvanized iron. With this great increase of heat in our mines comes a great dt crease of water; in fact, in our deepest mine—the Bul lion, which has attained the depth of 1,200 feet—not a drop of water is to be seen ; it is as dry as a lime-kiln and as hot as an oven. In the lower workings of the Chollar-Potosi mine, which are a perpendicular depth of 1,100 feet he low the surface, the thermometer now stands at 100 degrees—a frightful heat to ne endured-by a human being en gaged in a kind of labor calling for se vere muscular exertion. Here, also we find the water to have decreased till there is at the present time a very insignificant amount, it being necessa ry to run the pump but four hours out of the twenty-four. This tends to corroborate the theory of some geologist that the interior of the earth is a molten mass. Edinburg has an anti-racing and an ti-betting society. China exported, in 18GS, 1,228,0G0 pounds of raw silk. Australia is shipping Kangaroo sau sages for English epicures. Mi-a mines are attracting attention I iu North.Carolina. VOL. 61.—WHOLE So. 5,469. The paleness in the American gi rls, though often beautiful, is too uuiv< is-al; an eye from the old country begins to long for a rosy cheek. Lowell -aid that color was a thing of climate, and that I should find plenty of rosy cheeks amongst the mountainsof Main , where there is more moisture in the air. It may he so: I never got to the Maine mountains to see. Hut as laras my ob servation went. I never -aw any either on mountain or valley in any part of New England. My private impression ; is, making all allowance for the influ ence of dry air, that the peculiar pale ness of the New England girls connects itself with to > much metaphysics, hot bread and pie. I have strong eonvi< - tions on thissuhjert of pie. Xottospej k of mere paleness, I don't see how the Americans can reconcile it with their notions of what is due to the laws of nature, to live to the age they do, con sidering the amount of pie they eat. I don't remember that I ever sat down to adinner in America, even in a poor man's house, without finding pie of som • kind—often of several kinds—on the table, and without finding that everybody partook of it, down to the microscopic lady or gentleman whom we shall call the baby. Pie isindi-pen sable. Take anything away, but leave pie. Americans can stand the prohibi tion of all intoxicating drink--; but at tempt to prohibit pie, and you would plunge America into revolution in a day. Then metaphysics! In one family which 1 visited in the* onnecticiit Val ley, two of the girls were deep in the study of Algebra and Metaphysics, as a voluntary exercise, and shut themselves up for three hours a day with Colenso, SirWiiliam Hamilton, and Kent. This was, perhaps, exceptional, but the Now England brain is very busy, it devel ops very soon and very fast, and begins at a very early age to exercise itself with theabstruserstudies. Parents and teachers frequently told me that their difficulty, with the girls especially, was not to get them urged on, but to get them held back. In one young ladies' seminary which 1 visited, they were held back with the following light stu dies, in addition to all the ordinary branches; Virgil and Horace, Latin prose composition, Anatomy and Hy giene, Moral Philosophy, Mental Phil osophy and Quadratic Equations. To this add pie and hot bread, and what could you expect but paleness, evtn among the mountains of .Maine ! Paleness and pie notwithstanding, the American girls are very delightful. And in one point they fairly surpass the majority of English girls—they are a I educated and well informed. It is a painful, but I feara too incontrovertible f .ot that most of the jrirlw nn this ..!<! are very ignorant 011 genera! subjects. I don't blame them ; I blame the sys tem of education. Some girls are fas cinating whether they are educated or not, but to be left alone as one some times is, with a girl who knows noth ing, in a room with no piano, is exceed ingly embarassing—after the weather has been exhausted. There is never the same difficulty with American girls. The admirable educational sys tem of New England, covering the whole area of society, lias given them education, whether they be poor or rich; has furished them with a great deal of general information, and has quicken ed their desire for more. An American girl will talk to you about anything, and feel (or what has the same effect, seem to feel) interest in it. Their ten dency is perhaps to talk too much, and to talk beyond their knowledge. With the cleverer (or as they would say themselves, he "smarter") of them, it seemed to me sometimes to make no perceptible difference whether they know anything of the object they talk ed about or not. Mentioning this feature of American character to a Boston gentleman, he Slid: "It is true, I was struck in Eng land with tlie silence of the people when they had nothing to say. One time, traveling in the same carriage with a nobleman, I a.-ked him hi-opin ion of the ballot, lie replied, "have n it considered that subject yet." "You might travel all over America," said my friend, "and never hear a man say that." But the American girl-gener ally know a little of everything, and their general intelligence and vivacity make them very delightiu! compan ions. 1 had an idea before going out that the New England ladies spent time over intellectual pursuits to the neg lect of household duties. I did not find it so. Comparing class with class, they are quite as good housekeepers as I have seen anywhere. They had need be, for service at present is in a very wretched condition in America—so much s> that middle-class families in the country often dispense with ser vants altogether. The young ladies can make bread as well as demonstrate proposition, and their mental philoso phy; whatever it amounts to, never interferes with the perfection of the pics Samuel Johnson used to say that a man would rather that his wife should be able to cook a good din ner than read Greek. •ut he does not seem to have anticipated a time when a woman could learn to do both.— From Daniel Macros's JXotes on Ameri ca. KPOOXK! O, NPOUSS! It seems the great spoon-fancier is I not forgotten, lint (as Artenius Ward I would have said) "on the contrary far i otherwise." An exchange savs:— "From all sections of the country— from Maine to Alaska, from the North, the South, the East, and the West— I worthless old spoons have been sent to ! the "lkast," by express and by mail. ; Spoons of wood, bone, horn, pewter, j tin, iron, and brass pour in upon him !at ail hours. The plague of spoons is becoming more unendurable to Butler I than a plague of frogs. Baskets of i spoons are brought to him from the 1 postoffiee, and the express carts are constantly delivering them at his door. The suggestion is made that these off erings be kept up."