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And if ye Pedagogue be swalle, When to ye batiell led, In suche a plighte, God send© him mighte To breake ye rogue his bead© ! Day© after dare for little paye, He teacheth whathecau. And bears ye yoke, to please ye folke, And ye Committee man. Ah ! many crosses hath he borne, And many trials fount ie, Ye while he trudged ye district through, And boarded rcrande and round ! Ah ! many a * Leake l.aih he devoured, That,by yeta> c and .sight, Was in disdaiuc, 't w* very plaine, Of Dayc his patent righte! Fulle solemn is? ye Pe4agogne, Amonge ye noisy churls. Y'et other while he hath a smite To give ye handsome girl*; And one.—ye fayrtst ra yde of al.— To cheere his waynmge life, Shall be, when Springe ye flowers shall bring®, Ye Pedagogue hi* wife! pisrrUnnmis. FINK IN A TIGHT PLACE. Mike Fink, a notorious buckeye hunter, was contemporary with tl.o celibrated Da vy Crockett, and his equal in all things ap pertaining to human prowess. It was even said that the animals in his neighborhood knew the crack < f his rifle, and would take to their secret hiding places on the first in timation that Mike was about. Yet strange, though true, he wa but little known beyond his immediate 'settlement.'' When we knew hitu he was an old man — the blasts of seventy winters had silvered his head and taken the elasticity from his limbs, yet in the whole <I his life was Mike never worsted, except upon one occasion. In his own language, he never ,pin in, was up to anything that traveled on two or foar legs, but once. "That once, we want,'" said Bill Slasher, as some dozen of us sat in the bar-room of the only tavern in the settlement. "Gin it to us now, Mike—you've prom ised long enough, and you're old now, and needn't care" continued Bill. "Right! right! Bi'l," said Mike, "hat we'll open with a licker all around, fust, it'll kind o' save my feelin's, 1 reckon— -1 'Thar that's good. Better than t'other barrel, if anything!' "Weil, boys," commenced M'ke, "you may talk o' your scrimmages, tight places and sich like, an ahstraet 'em altogether in one all mighty big 'un. and they hain't no more to be compared to the one I war in, than a dead kitten to an old she bar ! I've fout all kinds of varmints, from an Indian down to a rattlesnake ! and never was wili'n to quit fu.-t, but this once—and 'twas with a bull! "You see, hoys, it was an awful hot day in August, and I war nigh runnin' off into ' pure i7e, when I war thinkin' that a dip in the creek mout save me. Well thar was a mighty nice place in old deacon Smith's medder for that particular bizziness. So I went down amongst the hushes to unhar ness. I jist hauled the old red shirt over my head, and war thiukin how sciutupti m a feller of my size would feel a wallerin' round in that ar water, and was jest bout goin' in, when I eed the old Deacon s hull a marking a bee-line to whar I stood. "I know'd the o;d CJ.-S. for he'd skar d more peopie than all the parsoDS of the set- • tlement, and cum mighty near kill'n a few. Thinks I, Mike you're in rasher a tight place —get your fixin's on or he'll be a dri via' them big horns o' his in your bowels afor that time! Well you'll hev to try the old varmint naked, I reckon. "The Bull war on one side of the creek and lon the t'other, and the way he made J the "sile" fly for a while, a> if he war a diggin' my grave, war distressin' ! "Come on, ye bellerin' old hethin," said I, "and don't be standin thar; for, as the old Deacon says o' the devil, yer Dot comely to look on." "This kind o' reach'd his understands", and made him more wishious; for he hoofed a little likp, and made a drive. And as I don't like to stand in any body's way, I gin him plenty of sea-room ! So he kind o'- pa.-sed by me and come out on t'other side; and, as the captain o' the Mud Swamp Rangers would say "bout face for .notber charge.' "Though 1 war ready for ,em this time, he come mighty nigh runnin foul o' me! So , I made up my mind the next time he went ; out be wouldn't be alone. So when he passed, I caught his tail, and he pull'd me ; to the 'sile,' and as soon as we war both at ! top of the bank, old brindle, stopped arid wer about comin' round again when I begin j pullin' t'other way. "Well. I recken this kind o' riled him' i for he fust stood stock still and looked at me for a spell, and then commenced pawin' and bellerin', and the way he made his hind gtarin' play iu the air, war beautiful! "But it warn't no use. he couldn't tech me, so he kind o' to get wind for ! suthin' dev!i.-h. as I jedgtd by the way he started ! By this time I had made up my mind to stick to his tail as long as it stuck to his backbone ! I didn't like to hollor for | help, nuther, kase it war agin my principles ; and then the deacon had preachin' at his 1 house and it wasn't far off nuther. "I kuowed if he hern the noise, the hull congregation would come down; and as I warn't a married man, and had a kind o' . hankering arter a gal that where there, I BEDFORD, PA., FRIDAY, NOV. 20- 1868. didn't feel as if I would like to be seen in that ar predicament. "So, says I, "you old sarpent, do your cussedest!" Aud so he did; for he drug me oveT every briar and stum iu the field, until I war sweatin" and hlt-tdin" like a fat bear with a pack o' hounds at his heals. —Aud my name tint Mike Fink, if the old critter's tail and [ didn't blow sometimes at a dead level with the varmint's back." "So you may kalkelate we made good time. Bimeby he s'akened a little, and then I had'im for a spell, for I drappod behind a stump and thar snubbed the crit ter ! Now, says I "you'll pull up this 'tre white oak or break yer taill or just hold on a bit till I blow !" "Well, while I was sittio' thar, an idea sttuck me that I had better be a getieu out o' of this in some way. But how, adzadk'y. was thp pint! If I let go aud run he dbe a foul o' me sure. "So looking at the matter in ail its bear ings, 1 cum to the conclusion that I'd better let somebody know war I was !. So I gin al yell louder than a locomotive whistle, and it na-n't long afore 1 seed the Deacon s two dogs a comin down like as if they war seein which could gef there fust. "I kuowed who they wore arter —they d jioe the bull again n:e, I war sartain. for they war orful wenrmons and had a spite agiu me. "So, says I, "old hriudle, as lideu is as cheap H walfcen. on this route if you have no objections, I'll jist take a deck passage on thatar back o'yourn! ' So I wasn't long in getiin' astride of him, a*~d then if you d bin thar you'd ave sworn thar warn t noth ing human in that er mix! the sile flew so orfilly as the critter and I rolled round the field—one dog on one-side and one on the t'oher tryin' to elinch my fest. "I prayed and cuas d and cuss'd and pray ed, until I couldn't tell which I did last — and neither warn't of any use, they wore so orfully mixed up. "Well, I reckon I rid about an hour this way, when old hriudle thought it time to stop and take in a supply o' wind and cool off a little! So when we got around to a tree that -tood thar, he nat'rally halted. Now," says I, ' old hoy, you'll lose ooe passeDger sartaiu!" So I jist clum upon a branch, kalke!atin' to roost till I started, afore I'd round in thar ar way any longer. "I war a niakin tracks for the top of the tree, when I heard snmthin' a makin' an or ful lisasio over bead. I kinder looked up and if there warn't—well there's no use a swearin" now, it war the biggest hornet's ne.-t ever built!" "You'll 'gin in' now. I reckon), Mike, kase thar's no help for you? But an idea struck me then, that I'd stand a heap better chance a riden the old bull than where I war. Says I. "old feller, if you'll hoid on' I'll ride to the next station, anyhow, let that be where it will!" "So I jist drapped aboard agin, and look ed aloft to see what I'd gaits in changin' quarters; and gentlemen, I'm a liar if thar warn't nigh a half bu. 1...1 of oitngia' tur mints ready to pitch into me when the word "go' was given! "Weil, I reckon they got it; for all hands statted lor our company! Some on 'em bit the dogs—about a quart struck me, and the rest charged on old brindle. "This rime the dogs led off fu-t. "dead' beat for the old deacon's and as soou as old hriudle and 1 could get under the way, we fo'lowed! And as 1 war only a deck pa -sen der. and had nothin' to do with steerin' the craft, I swiw if I had we shouldn't Lave run that channel, anyhow! "But. as I said afore, the dogs took the lead—brindle and I next and 'he hornets dre'kly arter. The dogs yelliri'—brindle belleriti and the hornets buzzin' and stingin'! I didn't say nothin' for it worn't no use. "Well, we'd got about two hundred yards from the house when the old deacon beard us and come out. I seed him hold up his hand and turn white. I reckon he was ' prayin* then, for he didn't expect to be called tor so soon, and it wasn't long, afore the hull congregation, men, women and j children, cum out. and then ail hands went to yejlin'? "None of"em had the fust notion that brio- i die and I belonged to this world. I just j turned my head and passed the hull con gregation! I reed the run would lie up soon, for brindle couldn't turn an inch fioni a fence that stood dead ahead. "Well, we reached that fence and 1 w tt ashore, over the old critter's head, laudin' ; on t'other side arid lay their stuned. It warn't long afore some of 'em as war not so scaretL cum round to see what I war! For all hands kalkelated that the hull and I be longed together! But when brindle walked off by himself, they seed how it war, and one of 'em said "M : ke Fink has got the must of the scrimmage once in his life!" "Gentlemen, from that day I drapped the ' courtiu buzziness and never spoke to a gal since! And when my hunt is up on this yearth. tbar wou't be any mote Finks! j its all owiu' to deac n Smith's BrinlU Bull!" KtssiNti. Josh Billings gives a second essay on this subject: I have written essays on kissing before this one and they didn't satisfy me. tor : dew I think this one will, for the tuori a man undertakes tew tell about a kiss, :be more he will reduce his ignorance tew a science. You kant analize a kiss enny more than ; you kan the breath ova flower. You kant tell what makes a kiss taste so good tnny more than you kan a peach. Enny man who kan set down, where it is cool, and tell how aki-s tastes, hain't got , enny mora real flavor tew his uiouth thin a knot hole haz. Such a phellow wouldn't hesitate tew deskribe Paradise as a fust rate | place for garden sass. The only way tew deskribe a kiss is tew take one. and then set down, awl alone, out j j ov the draft, and -raaek your lips. Ifyu kaut saiisfy yourself bow a kiss 1 tastes without taking another one, ho* en aith ken you define it tew the next man. I have heard writers talk about the egs tattck bliss there was in a kiss, and they really seemed tew think they knew all about it, but there are the same kind ov folks who perspire aud kry when they read poetry, and they fall to writing sum ov their own, and think they hav found out how. 1 want it understood that I am talking about pore emotional kissing, that is born in the heart, and flies tew the lips,, like a humming bird tew the roost. I am not talking about you lazy, milk and mola-seafci.-sing, that daubs the face ©fenny booy, nor yure savage bite, that goes around, like a roaring lion, in search ov sumthiug to eat. Ki-sing an unwilling pair ov lips, iz az mean a victory, cz robbing a bird's nest, and kissing too willing ones, iz about az un fragrant a recreation, az making boquets, out ov dandelion-. The kind ov kissing that 1 am talking about iz the kin i that must do it, or spile. If you sarch the records ever so lively, yu kant find the author ov the fu>t kiss; kiss ing, lit much other good things, iz annony tnous ■>. But thare iz such a nature in it, sitch a wour'd ov language without words, sitch a heap ov pathos without fuss, so much honey, and so little water, so cheap, so sud den, and so neat a tnodeov striking up an acquaintance, that Icon-idder it a good pur oha \ that A'iam giv, and got, the fust kiss. Who Lan imagin a greater lump ov earth ly bliss, reduced tow a finer thing, than kis-ing the only woman on earth, in the garden of Eden. Adam wan't the man, I don't beleave, tew pass sich a bund. I may be wrong in mi konk!usion=. but if enny bodily kan date kissing further back, I would iike tew see them do it. I duu't know whether the old stoiek philosphars ever kist enny body or not, if they did, they probably did it, lik drawing a thereom on a black board, more for the pur pose of proving sumthing else. I do hate to see this delightful and in vigoration beverage adulterated, it is nek tar /or the god.-, hut I am often obliged tew stand still, and see ki-sing did, and not -ay a word, that haiut got enny more uovelty, nor meaning in it, than throwing stones tew a mark. I saw two maiden ladys kiss yesterday on the north -iJe of I'enn square, 5 times in les.- than 10 mintuits; they kist every time they hid each other farewell, and then im mediately thought uv sumthing else they hadn't sed. I couldn't tell for the life ov me whether the kissing waz the effekt ov what they sed, or what they sed waz the effekt ov the kissing. It waz a which, and tother. scene. Cross-match kissing iz undoubt dly the strength of the game. It iz trcw thare iz no statu reguiasion against two ft malt 9 kissing each other, but I don't think thare iz much pardon for it, unless it iz done to keep looks in order; and two men kissing each other is prima face evidence ovdead hetely.. Kissing that passes from parent to child, i and back again seems tew be az necessary az thin pi asters, to do bizziness with: and kiss iug that husbands give and take iz simply gathered ripe fruit from one's own pluiuh tree, that would otberwi-e drop oph, or be stolen. Th. refore I am driven tew Conclude, tew get out ov the corner, that mi remarks has chaspil mo into, that the ile ova kiss isonh tew be had once in a pheliow's iife. in the original package, and that iz when. * * Not tew waste the time ov the reader, I hav thought best not tew finish the abuv sentence, hopinn that their aint no person ova good edukashun, and decent memory, but what kan reckolekt the time which I refer to, without enny ov mi help. I'l lit.lt' SPIRIT. There is nothing that helps a place along j -o rapidly as a proper exhibition of public j spirit on the part of its citizen' —especially j 'of that portion of the in who. from theii j wealth or the magnitude of their business j o; rations, are in a position to make their influence felt for good or ill iu the communi ty A man may be horn, grow up. and pas through life and die in a place, and yet that place never received one partielu ©f benefit frmi his existence. He micht as well nev er have lived. A turnip or a cabbage would uxert just as favorable an influence on the pihiic mind as he does. He exists, :;reathes. vegetates —makes money, per imps, invests it where it will pay the best— ! urd dies at last, and leaves his wealth, and ' thit i.- all, to remind any one that he ever ! lived. He did nothing to buiid up the place i he called his home, he suggested no im : pnvements. nor made any himself, and only :1. Mght h I'.V he could add a dollar to hi bauk account, or make bis investments pa> j better than tbev bad done before. On the other hand, are men who realize that life is given lor some better purpose than the mere hoarding of money. Tbev believe that they have public as well as pri vate duties to perform, ami a portion, at least, of the wealth which they accumulate belongs, in some sense, to the community among whom it is accumulated. A\ itli thi end in view, they seek investments at home instead of going air >ad; they purchase land ; and improve it; they erect dwelling houses ' and thus encourage immigration from other placer, they enlarge their own business as fast as good judgement would seem to die ' late, and givp employment to a- many me chanics as possible, they encourage others i to enlarge their operations by loaning them ' means or furnishing increased aecom:noda. tions in the way of buildings or machinery. In these and many other ways they contribute to the growth and prosperity of the commu nity to which they form a part. They give liberally in aid of the charitable and relig i ious organizations of the place, and do it ! cheerfully, as though it were a pleasure rather than a mere duty. Such men are a j blessing in the community, lheir influence i is like that of the sun and rain upon vege tation. Everything seems to smile all about ! them; their path is marked with beauty and i flowers seem to spring up beneath their i very fcet. Anl the influence of such men is not eon fined merely to what they do themselves. Man is an imitative creature. He is always -eeking for models, and apt to follow them, be they good or had. Genuine original men are scarce. Therefore he who sets a good example not only benefits his race by what he dies himself, hut he stimulates others to do good likewise, and the influence thu set in motion goes on extending until it com- j passe- the whole earth, perhaps. No man • can tell when or where bis influence will rod. nor what form it will everitually put on. Now a public spirited man be 1 comes a motive power, to propel those | arouid him who are capable, of any motion at tlb gome men are not. They are born to fill a small circle, and they cannot fill a large ono. Pqblic spirit is not to be expected of j stub. They are mile-stones on the road to point the way they never travel themselves, thus they serve their purpose, doubtless, but their i>Osition is not to he envied by live men. who have higher ideas of life. We have known some such men, of whom it may bo said they are fifty years behind the age. They are contented in the possession of personal comfort and ease; their thoughts are never troubled abcut public improve ments, except it be fear that they may be taxed to pay for them. What was good enough for their fathers is good enough for them. One can conceive what a place would be if entirely controlled, by such men—a Sleepy Hollow kind of paradise, devoted to the pa-t. untroubled about the prcsetft, and never even dreaming of the future. If such men ruled the world, always, telugraphs aud labor saving machines would be un j known, and all would eventually relapse in to barbarism. It is adutv men owe to themselves and ; their fellow men to encourage a liberal spir it. It is the opponent ot selfishness; en larges the heart and makes the world better [and more fit for the residence of beings with souls. It increases the great sum ot human bappine.-s, and promotes the best good ol the community and the world. A public spirited man is generally a safe guide to fol low in matters affecting the temporal as well as spiritual good of the human race. — | Xyno (Mass.) Reporter. HENRY WARD BEECBEK ON LOVE. The following is from a recent sermon by j the pastor of Plymouth church: On earth there i? uo'hiog more beautiful ihan the fir-1 breaking of young, strong, new. true love. No flower that ever hlos-omed. | however fair: nor fragrance that any flower ever emitted, however sweet: no bravery of the sky; no witchery of art: nothing that i mnn ever invented or imagined, is to be compared with the hours of dawning love in the young soul. And it is a shame that men -hould be taught to be ashamed of that which i- the prophecy of tloir high st being : and glory. Alas, that it should ever perish in the using! Alas, that men should not know that to endure it they must rise high ! er. since it is only by growing into its full and later disclosures tli3t it may lie saved i from qui"k mort ility. It must grow or die: ! for that which suffices for a beginning is not i enough for all, and for all time. Love, therefore, should be a school mas ter. carrying its pupils up from room t>> room, through the whole university of the mind. As the lower begins first, it ends first. The higher, beginning latest, lasts the longest. And, hence, true affection Is strongest in the latter periods of being. I'erhups it i less stimulating than young love, but the popular impression that we love strongest when we love earliest is not found it truth or analogy. No one knows the whole lore of love, that does not know how to love with reason, the imagination and all the moral sentiment-. It is the most interior school that the soul can know. Men may know how to deal with numbers and solve prob lems; but that is the rarest, the iunermost. the deepe.-t knowledge that come- with lov ing by all the parts and faculties ofthe soul. They only can love greatly or fruitfully who are L od. -inee the line, the direction is from the flesh toward the spirit. It is from the low toward the high. It is from the sub stantial toward the invi-ible. And none can truly love except those whose life is the unfolding of their who'e nature on the plan of Christianity. How pitiful it is to see men buiM too low' I cannot bear to see the young gathering to gether and building their nests as the birds do. I'n my lawn I see the larks aud other birds building in the grass, and know that before the younj are fb-dged the remorse less mower, with revolving strokes, will sweep the ground, and the nests will he ut terly destroyed, and the young cut and wast ed. And do I not see men building their nu-ts just so? Do I not sec love beginning to nestle in the flowers? But the flowers themselves are rooted in the dirt down low. close to the loot that easily shad crush them. I mourn when 1 see a mother loving her children for time, for time only. I mourn when I see two natures that should he eter na'ly affianced, loving each other within the horizons of time. There tuust be something higher than the cirelings of this world. No love is fit to he ealled by the name of love that has not in it something of the othei world, and much of immortality. It must have iu it faith and hope. It must be a love that is served by the reason, by the im agination, by all that there is in the soul. AN ANECDOTE WORTH PRESERVING.— A Paris correspondent guarantees the follow ing: "A Frenchman, a prisoner in Edin burgh. having managed to escape, took refuge in the powder magazine. \\ hen the authorities wished to seize him, they found him sitting on a barrel with a lighted match, and threatening to blow up the town. The authorities reflected prudently, and the result of their deliberations wa> that it would be better to starve the French man out. But they nckoued without thrir prisoner, who loved good cheer, and wa determroed to live well. In coosequenct he called out that he would blow the town to pieces if lie did not get three meals a day; he would write out the bill of fare, isawney succumbed and the demands ot the prisoner went on increasing. Some titnes he had a serenade under his window; then a review of the garrison; afterwards a sham fight, in which the troops represent ing the French army beat the Highlanders. At last heex2Ctrd that every Sabbath morn ing, before breakfast, the Lord Provost, in full uniform, should make his appearance and read him an address. This lasted until the allies entered Paris.' WORDS FOR BOYS TO REMEMBER.—Lib- j erty is the right to do whatever you wi-h. without interfering with the rights of oth- i ers. Save your money, and you will find it one 1 of the most useful friends. Never give trouble to your mother or ; father. Take eare of your pennies and they will grow to dollars. Intemperance is the curse of nearly ail the (rouble in this world, beware of strong j drink. I The poorest hoy, if he be industrious, hone*t and saving, may reach the highest j honor in the land. Never be cruel to a dumb animal, remem ber it has no power to tell how much it suf fers. Honesty is always the best policy VOL. 41: NO. 44 ttEODISC RINGS. There is no ornament made by the gold smith that has so interesting a history as the ring. From the remotest antiquity it has beea in use. Signet rings were used in Egyptian, Hebrew, Greek and Roman times. Their devices preceded, and to gome extent did the work of the modern heraldic distinctions. Rings were used as symbols of honor, or types of reconciliation, as in the affecting narrative of the prodigal son: "Dring forth the best robe and put it on him, and put a ring on bis finger." While many articles of jewelry serve but to trickle out beauty, or supply the place oi it, the finger ring, and especially the wed ding ring, serves a nobler purpose. Ii is a little circlet of joy, and memory, and pleas ant thoughts calling up teuder reeoileetion> and solemn incidents. Its material of pure, plain gold suggests both the purity and du rability of wedded love. Just as gold doe.- not corrode, and lasts longer than any other metal, so should conjugal affection resist the corroding of angry passions, aui the fret of daily anxieties. It should grow brighter with age and use. And then the circular form tellsof eodtess deeds of kiuduess, running in the daily round of hie without flaw: smooth and strung should be the bond that unites two hearts, so that it may not be a fetter to gall nor a film to break. Look at your wedding ring, your wile, and let it be your monitor to suggest all this. And even though it i no longer the fashion to inscribe it with quaint devices or loviDg words, it wiii be el oquent to you; and none the less that your tears have sometimes fallen on it. They have not marred the gold or broken the cir cle. Sometimes they have made both dearer. And you, O mourning widow, weeping a good man's loss, your wedding ring, wheth er it is now enameled with black, or kept hi its pristine brightness, what a doubly pre cious memorial to vou has that little round of plain gold become? It links your thoughts now with heaven. It is the pledge of a spiritual bond here, to be renewed here after. It tells, according to a favorite coup let of our ancestors, that "Death never parts." Two loving hearts." However much, theo, we may condemn tawdry ornaments in general, let uscon-ider the wedding ring as possessing a significance deep and even solemn. Its value is in what it typifies. Bri liant gems of rarest setting cannot make more precious the golden link of love. KEEP WAK.U A.ND SAVE VOIK LIFE Within thirty days from to-day there will be many deaths which might be prevented by warmer clothing. Many a fatal case of dysentery is caused by the want of a woolen undershirt, or of an extra blanket at night. The sudden changes of temperature which occur at this season of the year are very try ing to the constitution. People with weak luugs quickly fee! the effect of them. Pre H nntly rhe. themometer falls many degrees within a few ho-aro. Not o=i r foctu. hut robust and strong persons suffer from uch great variations of temperature. VI hen the weather grows cold rapidly, the pores of the skin are suddenly closed, and the re -ult frequently is a bad cold, which may hold on all winter and terminate in consump tion, or a fatal attack of dysentery, or that dreadful disease, typhoid fever. If the day seetus ever HO warm and bright it is much safer to wear plenty of underclo thing at this season. In the evenings the .lews fall, and it grows chilly very suddenly. At all times, even when it feels the warmest ore experiences the difference which is so marked, between the autumn atmosphere and that of the summer. There is some thing more than the mere difference of tern perature, aod it may be in the electricity. An occasional fire in a room dries the wails and purifies the atmosphere. A little timely attention to all these things would prevent a creat deal of the disease and suffering which are among the ills to which humanity is liable. There are many ready made coffins at 'he | cabinet shops and undertakers —little, short, | liny coffins —which are going to be tilled up | -oon by little children—some of them as weer. beautiful little children a? anybody , but your own; and just to think of it, these coffins might be left empty, and the little children might be left in their homes to i play, and to frolic, and make those hotnes < bright, if only warm shoes and stockings, ] which would keep little feet dry, and warm ] clothes and soft woolen blankets were more , plenty. _ i Do not bother yourself to huut up a mis sionary. Be sure that whenever you send a pair cf warm shoes to a needy little child, a good enough missionary, though you do not j -ee him, always travels inside of theui. In j warming feet and warming bodies you warm i hearts also; and, besides, it warms your own heart to do this. IIO.ME POLITENESS. Should an acquaintance tread on your dress, your best, your very best, and by ac cident tear it, how profuse YOU are with "your never minds—don t think of it—l don't care at all." If a husbaud does it, be gets a frown if a child be is chastised. Ah ! these are little things, say you ! Tiiey tell mightily on the heart, let us as -arc you, little as they are. A gentleman slops at a friend's house, and finds it in confusion. '"He don't see anything to apologize for—never thinks of such matters—everything is all right cold supper—cold room—crying children— perfectly comfortable." Goes home, bis wife has been taking cart of the sick ones, and worked her life almost out. "Don't see why thing- can't be kept ■ in better order— there never were such cross : children before." No apologies except ; away from home. Whv not be polite at home ? Why not | use freely the golden coin of courtesy ? How i sweet they sound, those little words, "I j thank you." or "You are very kind Doubly, yes. thrice sweet from the lips we j love, when heart-smiles make the eye spar- | | kit- with the clear light of affection. Be polite to your children. Do you ex- j pect them to be mindful of our welfare ? To ! 1 grow glad at your approach ? To bound ! away to do your pleasure before your request ! i< half spoken ? Then, with all your dignity L j and authority mingle politeness. Give it a niche in yout household temple. Only then - will you have the true secret of sending out - 1 into the world really finished gentlemen and ladies. Again we say unto all —be polite. RATES OF ADVERTISING. Ail 4vertiiieiceßta for I*s* tfc 2 myr.th* iO ceats per liu Cot each itsttlodL S§>*<*iM #*>toee* | on*-fcaff tddttiooih AIJ refoJutfofi* A#*oeift ! tions, com en a locations of a limited <>r indivwa ! interest and notieei of marriage* and deal he, ex eeeding five linea, 10 eta. line. Aii legnl oofi *tt of every kind, atid ail Orphan*' C*wi other Judicial raierf, are reijtijruii by law to pub lished xt both paper?. Editorial Notices la cent* per line- All Advertising dae after first insertion. A liberal di*eonnt made to yearly advert*#*l*B. 3 snoot*. 6 months. 1 jw One $ I **;*• Two squire*..,. <5.00 9M 1-W Three squares £.OO 12.00 20.00 Oue-fourtb column 14.00 20.00 35.00 Half er.iuuio..... 18.00 25.00 15.00 One column ......... 20.00 15.00 SO,OO KEEP VOI R PROMISES. We have often been shocked by the reck less disregard which many persons manifest for the fulfillment of their promises. They are over ready to make engagements for the future, but when the time arrives for their fulfillment, they seem to have forgotten it entirely—or at least to treat them as though they involve no obligation whatever. Such cooduct is highly injurious in its in fluence on society, inasmuch as it necessarily teuds to destroy that confidence of man in man which is so essential to the happiness of community. It is especially detrimental to the interests of the individual himself who is guilty of it, as he thereby forfeits the cotijdencc and respect of his fellows. His word accordingly, is not relied upon, and he is obliged to suffer all the unhappy con sequences. This singular and injurious habit is one of the most inexcusable of which any one can be guilty. In ninety-nine cases ontofone hundred, there is no absolute necessity whatever, "for aoy one to break ! his word. No one should ever make a promise un less he looks well into the cricumstances be forehand, and has every reason to believe that it will be in Lb power to fulfill his promise, and whenever a promise has onoe been made, it should be his fixed determi nation to keep it; and with a peculiar reference to this, his subsequent conduct should be shaped. Were this course faithfully pursued, not only would the serious evils resulting from a discharge of one's word be avoided, but also the confidence of those around speedily gained and enjoyed, and a character tbereby eveniually established that will be of more value than 'ermine' gold or princely diadem.' HE THOUGHT HE NEVER PRAYED. The Rev. Mr. Kilpin passed a very pro fane man, and having omitted to rebuke him, be awaited him in the morning at the same place. When he approaced, Mr. Kilpin said: 'Good-morning, my friend; you are the person I have been waiting lor." "Oh ! sir," said the man, "you are mis taken, I think." "I do not know you, but I saw you last night when you were going home from work and I have been waitiog some time to see you." "Sir, you are mistaken —it could not have been me. I never saw you in my We before that I know of." ■'Well, my friend, ' said Mr. KilpiD, "I heard you pray last night." "Now, I assure you that you are mista ken; I never prayed in ail my life." "Oh !" said Mr. Kilpin, "if God had an -wered your prayer last night, you had not been here this morning. I heard you pray that God would destroy your eyes and ruin your soul." The man turned pale, and trembling, said: "Do you call that prayer ? I did, I did. : Well. then, rnv errand this morning is to request you from this day to pray as fer vently for your salvation as you have done for damnation; and may God in his mercy hear your prayer." The man from that time became an atten dant on Mr. Kilpin'sministry, and it ended in his conversion to God.— The Christian. HOW TO SUCCEED. One of the largest and must successful shoe manufacturers of Lynn worked seven years upon his seat to get a capital of one thousand one hundred and thirty-five dol lars, with which he commenced business. His earnings during these years were just five dollars a week—two hundred and fifty dollars a year. He paid two dollars a week for board, and made one dollar to pay all other expenses, thus saving one hundred and four dollars each year, which, with the interest added and small amounts gained in trade, amounted in seven years to the sum above named. The first year in business he cleared five hundred dollars, the second a thousand, and the third two thousand—all the time cutting his own shoes, and keeping his personal expenses down to the old sum -three dollars per week. As his means in creased his operations enlarged, and for several years past he has done a very large and successful business, and is known as one of the best and most liberal of the citizens of Lynn, giving large sums to charitable purposes. During the year IS6T he did a business of $300,000, the profits of which were $40,000, and the total loss, by bad debts, one case of boots worth $l5O. DIDN'T WART CURLEW. The Salt Lake Vedette says: "A way farer dropped into the Occidental Hotel in this place on Tuesday to get a square meal, ilaviug planted himself in a chair at one of the tables he was confronted by the waiter with: '"What 11 you have ?' The hungry, one fastened his eyes on the attache Ic soup and said: "'What have you that a goad ? " Oh ! we've roast beef, corned beef, roast mutton, boiled mutton, fried ham and boil ed curlew !' v "'What is curlew V said the stranger. "'Curlew ! —why, curlew is a bird some thing like a snipe.' " Did it fly r '"Yes." "Did it have wings ?' '"Yes/ ■"Then I don't want any curlew, any thing that had wings, and could fly, and didn't leave this country, I don't want for dinner."' "I was a stranger, and they took toe in," said a D ,!, Q at one of the police stations. "How much did they take you in?" asked a bystander. All the money in my pockets, and all my brains for abont ten hours," was the reply. Some one was telling an Irishman that somebody had eaten ten saucers of ice cream, whereupon Pat shook bis head. 'So you don't believe it?' With a shrewd nod, Pat answered —-'I believe in the crame, but not in the sareers!' Why is the bridegroom worth more than the bride? Because she is given away, and i he is sold. What a shocking bad oonun i drum that is. | A SHIP-LOAD of Indian scalps has arrived in Paris, to appear oa fashionable head# next season