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Pa. ju!3l,'6Byl OHDEILS from a distant* for any kind of JOB PRINTING promptly attended to. Send to TiLK GAZETTE JOB OFFICE, Bed ford, Pa. BEDFORD, PA., THURSDAY MORNINS JANUARY 6, 1870. flu gfdford i&Mtiit. WHY MR-. 1! IRBIRT I,IYEI MA SONRY. "Ticket, ma'am," said the conduc tor. "Yes, sir, in one moment;" and Mrs. Herbert sought in her pocket for her portmonnaie, in which she had de posited the article in question. But it had mysteriously disapeared ; and tiie lady rose hastily, and cast a rappid searching glance under and about her seat. "O, sir, I have lost my ticket, and not only that, my money and my checks for my baggage!" The conductor was a young man who had been but a few weeks upon the road in his present capacity; anil he felt himself greatly elevated in his new position. He prided him self in his ability to detect any person in an attempt to avo'd paying the regular fare, and he earnestly wish ed that an opportunity might offer, which would enable him to prove nis superior powers of penetration, and the ease with which he could detect imposition. Here, then, was a case just suited to his uiir.d ; and he watch ed Mrs. Herbert with a cold scrutini zing eye, while she was searching so eagerly for the missing ticket. With still extended hand, he said, "I must have your fare, madam." 'But, sir, I have no money; I can not pay you." "How far do you wish to go?" he asked. "lam on my way to Boston, where I reside. I have been visiting rela tives in Wisconsin." "Well, you can go no further on this train unless you can pay your fare." A bright thought occurred to Mrs. Herbert. "I will place my watch in your keeping," she said, "when I reach Detroit I will pawn it for money to pursue my journey. My husband will send for, and redeem it." "That will do," said the conductor. "I will take your watch, and give you a check for Detroit. I have no author ity to do so from the Railroad Compa ny, hut may upon my own responsibil ity." But Mrs. Herbert's em harassment was nut to tie relieved so readily as she hoped. Searching for her watch, that also was not to he found. "Oh, what -hall i do?" shesaid, her face growing very pale. "My watch is gone, too ! I must have been robbed in Chicago." "You can leave the train at the next station," he said quickly and decided ly ; that's what you can do." "The whistle sountled for -'down brakes," and the conductor stepped out upon the platform of the car. Mrs. Herbert looked around her. There were but few passengers in the car; some were reading, some were looking out upon the town they were just en tering. No one seemed to have heard the conversation between the conduc tor and herself, or at least to become interested in her behalf. The train stopped ; the conductor ap peared ; and taking her shawl and traveling basket from the rack above her head, bade her follow him. In ten minutes more the train had gone, and Mrs. Herbert sat alone in the ladies' waiting room of the L depot, try ing to decide upon the course best to pursue. She had no money to defray her expenses at a hotel, she had noth ing to pay a hack man for taking her to one; but, after a few moments of re flection, she resolved to inquire the res idence of the clergyman of that church of which she was herself a member, and ask him in the name of christian charity and kindness, to give her a home until sh * could send her hus band a telegram, and he could furni.-h her money to pursue her journey. Inquiring of the ticket agent the n a me ot the clergyman she hoped to find, and being politely directed to his house, she was soon at the door and rang the bell. He answered the sum mons in person, and in a few hurried sentences she made known her misfortunes and her request. The Rev. Mr. Ripley was thin, tall, and straight. He was apparently for ty-five years of age; polished, but pompous; no particle of dust could hive been found on his fine broadcloth; or nicely polished boots; the tie in his cravat was faultless; his hair was brush ed carefully forward to conceal a com ing baldness. Very dignified, very important, very ministerial appeared the reverend gentleman ; but as Mrs. Herbert looked into his cold gray eyes, she felt that benevolence was by no means as strong an element in his composition as selfishness. Her heart seemed to chill in his presence; she could not help eonslrasting him, men tally, with the good Mr. Weston, the pastor of her own church at home. Ah, not often had the hand now thrust into the bosom of his tightly buttoned dress coat been prompted by the cold heart beneath, to place a bright little coin upon the palm of beggared child hood—not often had his footsteps found their way to poverty's door! Yet this unworthy representative of the Christian church preached charity to his rich congregation at least twice every Sabbath ; and so far as he him self was concerned, made preaching supply the place of practice. "Madame," he said, after eyeing her from head to foot, *'you have a pretty story ; but the streets of L are full stories at the present day.— Did 1 listen to oue half I hear of the the kind, I should have my house fil led with joor miscreants all the time, and perhaps few of them would be worthy of my respect. I cannot keep you as you request." Mrs. Herbert turned from the inhos pitable door of the Rev. Mr. Ripley. The cool insolence with which he had treated her hail almost driven courage from her heart; but she determined now to seek a hotel, where at least she might rest herself and decide upon some new course of action. She had eaten nothing since morning; indeed she had not even thought of food, but now she felt faint and weary, and the consciousness that she was alone, in a great city, friendless and penniless, with the shades of evening already falling, quite unnerved her. As she glanced up and down the street, the first thing that attracted her atten tion was—not a public housesign, but in large gilt letters—the words "Ma sonic Hall." Her heart gave a quick, joyful bound. Her husband was a member of the Masonic fraternity, and she knew that the duty a Ma son owed to his brother he owed e qually to that brother'- wife or daught er. She remembered also, that to that noble Order she was indebted for near ly all of the happiness she had known in life. But, familiar as she had been with its workings in her native city, she had never realized its universality; had never understood how, like some great tali-manic belt, it circles the earth, embracing all mankind in its protecting fold, softening the asperities of dissenting religionists; shedding the purple light of love on the fierce rapids of commercial life; enlighten ing and ennobling politicians, and har monizing their conflicting sentiments upon a sense of kindred. Mrs. Herbert paused irresolute. — What would she not have given for the knowledge of one mystic sign, by which to call her husband's mystic brother's to her side. Men were passing rapidly up and d >\vn the street; elegantly dressed la die< were out enjoying the delicious coolness of the evening, for the day had been sultry, but among all the busy throng there was not one whom she felt at liberty to accost. A gentleman was passing her, lead ing a little girl by the hand. With a quick gesture she arrested his steps.— She had observed nothing in the stran ger's face; indeed, she had not noticed it at all, but a Maltese cross was sus pended from his watch guard, and the moment she discovered it she had involuntarily lifted her hand to pre vent its passing her. The stranger looked at iter inquir ingly. She pointed at the cross, and said: "That, sir, is why 1 stopped you: will you excuse me for addressing you, and please tell me if you area Ma son ?" "I am," he replied. "Oh, sir, my husband is a Mason, and perhaps you would be kind to a brothers's wife." "Where does your husband live?" "In Boston. His name is G. W. Herbet; he is of the|firm Herbet, Jack son A Co., of L Street. I was on my way to him from Wisconsin, but have been robbed of the means of pay paying my fare, and the conductor re fused to take me further. 1 have ap plied to Rev. Mr. Ripley, and he turn ed me insultingly from his door." "The old hypocrite," muttered the gentleman. "Mrs. Herbert, my house is but one block distant, and it is at your service. My wife will make you welcome and comfortable. Will you accept our hospitality ?" "O, sir, how gladly!" Half an hour later Mrs Herbert was refreshing herself at the weil-spread table of Mr. Henderson, first officer of the Eureka Commandery, No. 12. When supper was over, Mr. Hen derson said to his wife; "1 have a few minutes' business downtown ; will re return immediately. Make Mrs. Her bert feel herself at home." He walked directly to the office of the Western Union Telegraph Com pany, and addressed the following message to his brother in Boston "IsG. W. Herbert; L street, a member of our Order, and is his wife in the West. Answer immediately." When lie returned home, he found his wife and Mrs. Herbert engaged in an animated conversation ; and lie was surprised to note the change in the strange lady's appearance, now that she felt herself among friends. Her face was so genuine an impress of sweetness and purity; her conversa tion was expressive of such lofty senti ments such real goodness of heart, and betrayed so highly cultivated a mind, that Mr. Henderson found himself re gretting that lie had taked the precau tion to send a telegram to Boston, in order to prove the truthfulness of her statement. Mrs. Henderson seated herself at the elegant piano, and after performing a few pieces, invited Mrs. Herbert to play also, fshe gracefully complied; and after a low, sweet prelude, began to sing: "A gtranger I was, but they kindly received me'' She sang the piece entirely through, her voice quivering with emotion; and when she had finished it, both Mr. and Mrs. Henderson were at her side, and the gentleman said : "Mrs. Herbert, it is we who are blessed, in being permitted to form the acquaintance of so entertaining a converser and musician. Vou are a stranger, but a dear friend, a sister, a brother's wife; you have a right in our home. A Knight Terapler's home is ever open to the unfortunate. But you must not leave the piano yet: play another piece for us, your own favor ite." "I do not know that I have a favor ite of my own." "Your husband's then," suggested Mr. Henderson." Again Mrs. Herbert's practiced fing ers swept over the keys; and then her clear, rich, cultivated voice arose in the popular masonic ode, "Hail, Masonary Divine " As the last sweet echo died away*, she arose, saying, "That is my hus band's favorite*" Mr. Henderson was standing with his arm at>out his wife. Tears were in his eyes, and he drew her closer to him, as lie said : "O, Jennie, will you not learn that piece for my sake?" "But I never could make it sound like Mrs. Herbert," she replied, "for you know 1 don't tike masonry." "And why do you not like it?''ja>.ke<l Mrs. Herbert. "Because it rises like a mountain between me and my husband. 1 am jealous of masonry," and thg glance she cast upon him at her side, told Mrs. Herbert how this wife loved her ; husband, aud she almost pardoned her for her dislike of masonry, upon the j ground she had mentioned. But she felt that Mrs. Henderson was in i error, aud she said : "Will you allow me to tell you why I love masonry? "O, yes," replied Mrs Henderson.— j "I should be glad to feel differently ? if I could." After all were comfortably seated, : Mrs. Herbers began : "My father was a commission mer j chant in Boston, and in consequence of j causes which I could never fully un derstand—for 1 was very young at the time—he failed in business. Our beau tiful home was taken from us, and lie removed mother and me to an hum ble, but comfortable cottage in thesub erbs, while he procured employment in a dry goods establishment. lie was disheartened by his sudden and heavy losses. It was seldom, in i deed, that he was heard to speak cheer fully. His health declined, and, before ! we had ever dreamed of the threaten ing danger, lie was a confirmed con sumptive. But he was a mason, and we were not allowed to feel that his in ability for labor had deprived us of the comforts of our home. Supplies of provisions, clothing and fuel came reg ularly to our door. But one still e vening in September, we were gathered around the bedside to take the last farewell. The friends of our prosper ous days were not there—they left us with our riches—but a circle of true, manly faces were there, and tears were brushed aside which were the overflow of sympathizing and affectionate hearts. I stood beside my grief-strick en mother, who knelt beside thecouch of death, her head bowed helpless upon the emaciated hand upon 'which she had always depended for guidance and instruction. My father kissed me tenderly, and turning to his mason ic brothers, said: 'I can but leave my dear ones to your care, and I know that I can trust you. 1 feel that poor Alice will not long survive my loss, and then this little one will be a help less waif on the great sea of humani ty. 1 give her to you, not as the child of one, hut of all—the child of the lodge.' " "A few moments and I was father less One of those strong, noble men lifted me in his arms and bore me from the room. I had heard what my father had said, and i lthough but a child of seven years, I co nprehend ed it all. I threw my a m around the good man's neck, who held me so ten derly, and sobbed, 'O, sir, will you be my father?" "Yes, my dear little girl,' he said, in a broken voice, 'you shall never want.'" "Mother, was a frail, delicate creat ure, and her constant watching at fath er's bedside combined with the last terrible shoe!;, threw her into a fever from which she never recovered. We remained in the cottage until my sweet mother's death, and my father's ma sonic brothers anticipated our every want. And when I was at last an or phan, my new protectors took me a way. All felt that I was a sacred charge. I was placed under the care of the most reliable instructors and my health was carefully guarded. I lived in the house of him whom I had asked to be n>y father, and I believe he loved me as When I ar rived at the age of twenty years, I was married-with the full approba tion of my guardians—to Mr. Herbert then a confidential clerk in a dry good house. The young man was a mason ; he was honest and attentive to busi ness. Now he is partner in the same house. We have an elegant home, and a wide circle of friends; but none are so dearly prized as the tried and true; and once every year our parlors are opened to receive, with their fam ilies, the few who remain of those who, at l he time of my father's death, were members of the lodge to which he belonged. You understand now, my friends, why I love masonry. Mrs. Henderson lifted her eyes to those of her husband. He was look ing at her wistfully, so pleadingly. "My dear wife," said he, "Mrs. Herbert's story is but one of thous ands. It is the aim of masonry to re lieve the distressed everywhere, and elevate and enoble ourselves. Our la bors take us often from the loved home circle; but it would not be manly in us to spread the knowledge of the good we do. To many of the recipients of our charity it would be bitter relief, if trumpeted forth to the world." "Mrs. Henderson placed both her hands in those of her husband, and said, her eyes filling with tears. I will learn to play that piece for you, and I think that I can give it some of Mrs. Herbert's expressions, for I think dif ferently of masonry than J have eyer done before," The next morning, when breakfast was over, Mrs. Herbert said, "now Mr. Henderson, I must send an imme diate telegram to iuy husband, for I am very anxious to meet him, and 1 must not tresspass upon your genuine hospitality longer than is necessary." "Will you entrust me with the mes sage ?" "Yes sir:" and it was soon ready. "Ah ! I was about sending the an- swer to your telegram to Boston," said the operator to Mr. Henderson, as he entered the office. He took the pa per extended towards him, and found the message to be as follows: "G. W. Herbert is a Worthy Knight Templar. He stands well, socially and financially. His wife lives in Wisconsin." Mr. Henderson called upon a few of his masonic friends, and then hasten ed home. Taking a roll of bills from his side pocket, he laid it beside Mrs. Herbert, saying "I did not send'your message. I have taken the liberty to draw from the Bank of Masonry a de posit made by your husband for your benefit. "The bank of Masonry? A deposit for my benefit? Ido not understand you," said Mrs. Herbert. "Well, I will explain. Kvery dol lar a man contributes towards the sup port of the masonic institution, is a de posit to be drawn at any time he or his family may require it. I know positively, that your husband is a worthy mason, and this money—one hundred dollars—is as really and truly yours as if he had handed it to you himself. If you wish to continue your journey to-day I will see you safely on the one o'clock train. Mrs. Herbert's lips quivered, but she only said, "O, 1 shall be so giad to go." "Now, I havo only to, say beware of pickpockets," said Mr. Henderson as the train began to move. A week later, the Secretary of the Eureka Commandery announced to his brothers, in regular conclave assem bled, the receipt of a letter from which he proceeded to read as follows: "To N. F. Henderson, E. C. and Sir Knights of the Eureka Command ery, No. 1?. "I enclose you a check for one hun dred dollars, the amount so kindly furnished by you to my wife, who ar rived at home in safety yesterday.— My gratitude to you for your timely ; sympathy and care, is only equalled by her own, who says that her experi ence in that city has added a new chapter to her "Reasons for loving Masonry." "Should any of you visit Boston, do not fail to call upon us, that we may return you our thanks in person, and invite you to the hospitalities of our | home." Dr. Livingstown's last African dis covery is of a tribe that lives altogeth er iu underground houses. Some ex cavations are said to be thirty miles long, and have running rills in them. A whole district can stand a siege in them. The "writings" threin, he has been told by some of the people, are on wings of animals, and not letters. They are said to be very dark and well made. Geographers and ethnologists will look with impatient interest for further information concerning this remarkable people. Archbishop Dupanloup, of Franco, will load the minority of the (Ecumen ical council, against the infallibillity of the Pope. He has publicly asser ted in Rome that he hopes to succeed in crushing out the idea of Papal infal libillity, that "St. Bernard whipped into his disciples seven hundred years ago, and which it was left for the rad icals of the Society of Jesus to resusci tate in our times." A man who had purchased a pair of new shoes, finding the road to be a rather rough one, decided on putting his shoes under his arm, and walking home barefooted. After a whiie he stumped his great toe, taking the nail off as clear as a whistle. "How lucky," he exclaimed, "what a tremendous kick that would have been for the shoes." An old man named Fisher, at Pi.!o ka, Indiana, told his wife he was go ing into the celiar to commit suicide. She heard his pistol and kept on knit ting. In about an hour Fisher came up, thinking they didn't miss him at home. "Mother," said Ike Partington, "did you know that the 'iron horse' had but one ear ?" "One ear! merci ful gracious, child, what do you mean?" "Why, the engineer, of course." An old lady, being asked by her minister what she thought of the doc trine of "total depravity," she replied that she thought it a very good doc trine if people would only live up to it. "What a fine head your boy has!" said an admiring friend "Yes," said the fond father, "he's a chip of the old block ; ain't you sonny !" I guess so; my teacher said I was a young block head. A Western editor has placed over his marriage heading a cut represent ing a large trap sprung with the motto : "The trap down; another minny caught." "My Son," said an anxious father. "Why do you use that nasty tobac co?" The boy, declining to consider the question in the spirit in which it was asked, replied, "to get the juice." Xeck-ties in the shape of streamers, and floating over the shoulders, are all the rage among our nice young men. Chicago boasts of one day last week when it had no murders and only one suicide. Household Words—"Bye, bye," or "buy, buy !" Just as circumstances require. Old men are mowed down, babies are cradled. Syntax is the only tax revenue as sessors are not up to. VOL. 65. —WHOLE No. 3,349. FABJIER'S (OMMS. Among the many modes of fattening fowls, which are from time to time, presented to the public, none is more highly commended thaD the following, which is the method largely practiced in England, and it said, always with great economy and perfect success. lu this method the custom is to put the fowls into coops as usual, but where they can get no giavel. Keep corn in feed boxes all the time, and also give them corn-meal dough, well cooked, once a day. For drinking give thera fresh skimmed milk, with a sprinkling of charcoal well pulverized. Fed in this way, it is said they will fatten nicely in from ten to twelve days. If kept beyond that time, it is customary to furnish them with the gravel to pre vent them from failing away. One extensive English fowl breeder states that he has tried this method for years, and has never known it to fail. In this method ,as in all others, it is of course necessary that the fowls should occupy coops protected from the cold, and kept perfectly clean and dry. A Correspondent of the New England Farmer relates the experience of a neighbor in destroying apple tree bor ers by plugging up the holes they make in the tree. He says that his friend, while making an examination this spring of some of his trees, found sev eral holes with signs of borers at work. He soon found it too much of a job to follow them with wire or chisel; so he dug around the roots, scraped off the rough bark from the roots and trunk, and found all the holes. Then he took common putty and plugged them per fectly tight. On the thirdjday after do ing this he visited the tree, and on re moving the putty found, to his sur prise, four borers dead, all of which came out with the plugging. By this process he destroyed the borers without cutting the roots or trunk of the tree, which is as injurous as the work of the borer, as 1 have often found it necessa ry to cut quite deep in order to reach the rascals. From the irregularity o the direction of their course, I have al so found much difficulty in fishing them out with a barbed wire. A correspondent of the Small Fruit Recorder says: Au experiment made last year by myself may not come a miss at this time with those who grow strawberries. I procured a half hogs head, filled it with rain water, and put into it one-quarter of a pound of am monia, and one-quarter pound of com mon nitre. When the strawberry plants were blossoming out, I gave them a sprinkling of the solution at evening twice a week, until the fruit was nearly full size. The result was double the amount of fruit on those where the liquid was applied to what was obtained from those vines right a long side of those where none of the liquid was applied. Mash, five or six boiled p tatoes while hot with a teaeupful of flour, add boiling water til Lit becomes a batter, put in a tablespoonful of brown sugar and oue of salt. When luke warm, add half a pint of yeast, let it stand behind the stove till it begins to fer ment, then cork tightly and set in a cwl place. Haifa teaeupful is suf ficient to raise four or five loaves. If one cannot get yeast to start with, she can make it herself by taking a teaspoonful of flour, molasses and water, mixing it well and let ting it stand in a place a day or two. This will raise the yeast without any trouble. A number of the Hermiker County Farmers' Club, states that last spring he plowed an old sod in which there was an immense number of grubs.— He sowed upon three acres and three quarters, soon after plowing, two bushels of coarse salt. This was dis solved by rain which came a day or two later. The ground was then thor oughly harrowed and planted to corn, about half a pint of leached ashes be ing placed with each hill. The yield was very large,*and there was not the slightest injury by worms. He has no doubt that the crop would have been, quite destroyed had there been no ap plication of salt. It has been settled by numberless ex periments that cooking food for cattle or hogs adds about fifty per cent, to its value. If a man has but few animals to feed it will cost him but little to get his corn ground, and then thoroughly cook or steam, before feeding. If he is a large stock feeder then he should have his own machinery for griding corn and cooking it on a scale com mensurate with his wants. No out lay on a stock farm will pay better than a grinding and cooking appara tus. Try it on a small scale and le convinced. A reliable gentleman in Mississippi furnishes one of our citizens the fol lowing receipt for the hog cholera.— He tried this remedy successfully on three different occasions. The receipt is this: Take one pound chloride of lime and one pound bluestone; dis solve in water; let it stand for twelve hours, then pour over one bushel of corn; let it soak for ten or twelve h jurs after which give it as feed three d ys in succession. If the hog is hun gry he will eat the feed freely. The New York Farmers' Club say the following fertilizers are best for the respective crops: White beans- Barnyard manure. Onions—-Hen ma uure, salt and lime. Irish Potatoes- Marl. Sweet Potatoes—Little or no manure. Cabbage—The rankest barn yard manure, lime, ashes and no pig manure. Sweet Corn—The richest manure to be obtained. Tomatoes— Well-rotted stable manure on poor soils; on rich soils, no manure. It is best to handle calves as much as possible, and pet them, lead them with a halter, and caress them in various ways. Calves managed in this way will always be docile and suffer them selves to be approached and handled both in the pasture and in the barn.