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HEAL ESTATE bought and sold. feb22 DANIEL BORDER, PITT STREET, TWO DOORS WEST or TBE BED FORD HOTEL, BEIFORD, I'A. WATCHMAKER AND DEALER IN JEWEL RY. SPECTACLES. AC. He keeps on hand a stock of fine Gold and Sil ver Watches, Spectacles of Brilliant Double Reftn • I Glasses, also Scotch Pebble Glasses. Gold Watch Chains, Breast Pins. Finger Rings, best quality of Gold Pens. He will supply to order any thing in his line not on hand. [pr.2S,'<s. g P. HARBAUGH & SUN, Travelling Dea'ers in NOTIONS. In tbe county once every two months. SELL GOODS AT CITY PRICES. Agents for the Cbambersburg Woolen Manufac turing Company. Apl lily DW. GROUSE, • DEALER I* CIGARS, TOBACCO, PIPES, AC., On Pitt street one door east of Geo. R. Oster A Co.'s Store, Bedford, Pa., is now prepared to sell by wholesale all kinds of CIGARS, All orders promptly filled. Persons desiring anything in his line will do wall to give him a call. Bedford Oct 26. '66., WASHINGTON HOTEL. This large and commodious house, having been re-taken by tbe subscriber, is now ..pen for the re ception of visitor! and k -ders. The rooms are large, well ventilated, an., comfortably fumi-be l. The tablo will always he supplied with the best the u arket can afford. The Bar is stocked with the choicest liquors. In -hort, it is my purpose to keep a FIRST-CLASS HOTEL. Thanking the public for past favors, I respectfully solicit a renewal of their patronage. N. B. Hacks will run constantly between the Hotel and the Springs. m* 7 17,'67:1y WM. DIBERT, Prop'r. BLOODY RUN MA RB L E WORKS. R. H. PIPES having established a manufactory of Monuments, Tomb-stones. Table-Tops, Coun ter-slabe, Ac., at Bloody Run. 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To cheat the cunning tempter's art, And teach the race its duty, By keeping os Its wicked heart Their eyes of light, and bcaaty. A million sleepless lids they say, Would be at least a warning; And so the flowers would watch by day— The stars from night till morning. On hill and prairie, field and lawn, Their dewy eyes upturning, The flowers still watch from red'ning day Till Western skies are burning. Alas I each hour of daylight tens A tale of shame so /trashing, That some turn white as sea side shells, As some are always blushing. But when the gentle stars look down On all their light discovers— The traiter's smile, the murderer's frown, The lips of djing lovers— They try to shut their saddening eyes And in the vain endeavor, We see them twinkling in the skies— And so they sink forever. gUsrrikncmi.s. MONEY MAKING— BUSINESS TAL ENTS. We are taught in the Bible that the love of money is the root of all evil. Day by day we have illustrations ol this truth ; yet by most men it is practically disbelieved. Very few will admit that they love money too much ; yet such people are more numerous than is generally supposed. The rich, so called, are not always the most guilty of this sin ; neither are the poor the most innocent. Loving money too much pre-supposes a disposition to use improper means to obtain it. One class of men will exercise their bu-iness talents fairly and honorably to ob tain money; another class will seek it by fraud or dishonesty. Cost what it will they will have money. Because a man acquires wealth rapidly, it does not follow that he loves money any more than his neighbor, who earns hardly a living. A millionaire may be a very generous hearted, benevolent man, and not love uionoy a whit more than a pauper. The man who works hard year in and year out, and by great frugality secures a fortune, cannot always be charged with an inordinate love of money. There is but one standard by which you can judge men. By their fruits y shall know them—their life, their actions, their character. Those who make money rapidly are gene rally condemned by those who make it slowly. The most wealthy are the the most envied—and, of course are the most con demned. It is very easy to denounce a man for lov ing money too much, and those who are the most noisy on this subject are usually the most at fault. In fact, the love of such men for money is so great that few people will trust them with it. Bring together a whole regiment of these grumblers, and we show you lazy men. shiftless men, envious meD, narrow minded men, spendthrifts, and name less others, alike unworthy of credit or con fidence. The difference in lurinesa men is remarka ble. Some work as it Is said, "slow and sure," others work rapid'y, but with equal safety and success. Some men seem to have been born with a wonderful amount of bu-i --ness tact and ability. They can accomplish more in one day than most others can in a week. Such extraordinary men are always in demand; and such extraordinary talents always oommand a high premium. It takes a broad headed, clear sighted, quick brained general to command an army; and the same sort of stuff is necessary for doing extensive business. Some men, by their remarkable capacity, can rcall.. earn more money in a month than others can in a year; and it is always econ omy to employ such a ooe. He who wants talent—either in a lawyer, doctor, general, or merchant —usually finds that, in the end, the best is the cheapest. A man on trial for his life might retain a pettifogging lawyer for live dollars to plead his cause; but the verdict of the jury would probably show that he had made a mistake. A man might hire the Academy of Mu.-ie and expect, by engaging a street organ grinder with his monkey, to draw a crowd, but after counting his pennies or looking at his audience, he would probably discover his error. France or Eng'and might employ any six penny broker, instead of the Rothschilds, or the United States any sixpenny bankers, in stead of Jay Cooke & Co., or Risk & Hatch, to negotiate a loan of a hundred millions; but some time before getting the money, they would see their folly. A letter of credit from Denkey, Brothers & Co., Lon don, might be just as good as one i.-sued by the Barings, hut the weary traveler might possibly find, some day, in Russia or China, that his bankers vcre unknown in such dis tant latitudes. A man may be rich and purse proud, and condemned alike bv God and man, who is not worth five thousand dollars; while his neighbor, who is worth a million or more, I may be a nobleman in the best sense of the word, a blessing to the church and to the world. We need all the Jay Cooke we have, and a thousand more. We want them because they are a help to the present age; because they use their money for noble, patriotic, benevolent and Christain purposes. Those who denounce so called rich men indiscriminately like to call on such men as W. E. Dodge for help to pay off the d"bt of the American Board; they bless Cornell for endowing a University; they praise God for Peabody, when he pours bis money into their coffers. . The time is coming when millionaires in this country will be counted by thousands and tens of thousands. Let them multiply indefinitely, and all become instruments ior good. A bank with a capital of ten millions of dollars may be a great blesaing or a great curse to any community; all depends upon its management. An individual may be worth an equal sum BEDFORD, FA., FRIDAY, JAN. 22- 1869. and do a deal of good or a great deal of harm. Shall a man endowed by God with great business capacity stand still when he has made a few thousand dollars, or leave off work and go to distributing ? No. Let him stick to his bu.-iness, following his trade. As he makes money, let him use it in doing good. By his business talent he may bo able to supply the needy with cart loads of tracts and thousands of Bibles annually. There arc meD now doing bn-ines* in New York, or who have retired fruui active life, who could easily build and en low a college every year. In view of these facts, is it right, is it Christian to inveigh again-t those who honestly make money—even millions? No ! we say, most emphatically. What is wanted now is more good men, more God fearing, money makers, more money in the treasury of the Lord, and more hard work consecrated to the Most High. Then look for the Millennium. ARREST OF CONSUMPTION. There is no malady which causes so large a mortality as consumption. Statistics show that, through the civilized world, an average of one death in six, every six in the lists of mortality may be attributed to its agency. Though our own city shows a smaller average from this scourge, yet it is computed that even here it is the cause of one death in every seven or eight. It was formerly con-idered an incurable disease, and was often left hopelessly to run its fatal course unchecked; but modern investigation anU science have proved that the turbercu lar deposit, to which all its dread results may be traced, will frequently diminish un der suitable treatment. This is further proved by post mortem examinations, where death has occurred from other eauses, in which the lungs, scarred and puckered, at tested the healthy closing of two and even three large turbereular cavities. Few are aware how much the prevention and even cure of this dread disease depends upon their own efforts. An eminent Amer ean physieiaD has recently declared that, 1 with proper precautions, by any one now in health, consumption wiil be weil nigh an im possibility, even though hereditary iuflu- j ences may predispose him to it, and that ; even those who are already under its grasp may have hope of arresting its ravages. The plain and simple principle, which in this ca.-c is the essence of all-wise tscatment. is to raise the physical system to the high- ; est possible vigor. In company with this one of the best curatives and preventives is to expand and strengthen the lungs them selves by deep inspirations or breathing in of puie air. These inspirations should be made as slowly as possible through -a small tube, or with the mouth nearly closed, and with the shoulders thrown back and down wards. When the lungs or chest are filled, the air should be slowly and giadually breathed out. By continual practice it will be found easy to take long and deep inspira tions, and the chest itself will become per manently expanded, so as to give the luogs fuller play. Where strength has begun to decline, of course the efforts must be proportionality milder. As the air at first enters the lower part of the lungs it only fills the apex after a long and sustained effort, and hence, the neces.-ity of making the inspiraiion as low as possible. Six times a day in the open air is not too much for this exetcisc. In deed, the great advantage of mild or dry cli mates to consumptives is the possibility of passing so much of the time out of doors. Much is justly said of the pure and bracing air of Minnesota, but those who go there for lung diseases should remember that only as they breathe the pure outside air habitually can it prove beneficial. A lady with tuber j cular deposits and severe cough wont there i some time since, and a month spent in the i ordinary way brought her no improvement. , She then joined a camping party of la dies and gentlemen, who started in an open wagon, and slept in tents at night. After I three days exposure to this open air she manifestly improved, and, though frequent ; ly exposed in the evening, took no cold. The ; continuance of this mode of life restored her health aud so strengthened her constitution that in two months she could sleep with im punity while the air was blowing freely across her. Many similar, and even more remarkable instances took place among the ' young men of our army in the late war, ; many of whom enlisted against the advice i of their friends, and returned with greatly improved physical constitutions. The ex ercise thus induced is most essential to the desired end. Abundance of nutritious and wholesome food, including fatty articles, is e--cntial in the arrest of consumption. Most of those who have such tendencies reject fat meat, but its place may be supplied with butter, milk or cream. Restriction in diet in these eases is highly injurious. The dress is also a matter bearing strongly on the health of the iungs. Woolen fabrics worn uext the skin, aud warm covering for the extremities are all important. So also is the shape of the garment which should allow full play to the mu.icles. Relief from care and anxiety, as far as it can be secured, is important, but even when this is impossible, attention to the other requisities, so simple as to be within the power of every intelligent person, will in many cases arrest the progress of this most distressing of all maladies. — PitiUulrl ]>kia Lethjer. SPEAKING broadly, and from (ho widest standpoint of national characteristics, we should say that the Italians, of all Europe an nations, have most solid courtesy throuuh j out; not a stately, but a good-tempered courtesy —by no means chivalrous in the way of the stronger protecting the weaker, and for self-ropect keeping wateh and ward over the fiercer enemies within the soul, but rather deferential, as assuming that even one is better than themselves. When an Italian does give way to passion he is dan gerous; but when he is in a good fair sailing humor, nothing can well exceed the almost feminine sweetness of his courteous de meanor. A LITTLE charity girl was a-ked by an in spector of schools whther she could explain the meaning of bearing false witness against one's neighbor. "Please sir, when no < nc* does nothing to nobody, and some one goes and tells on'L" THE proudest triumph in a man's life is when he makes a friend of an enemy. The joy is then akin to what angels feel as they rejoice over a sinner that repenteth. PERILS OF THE YOUNG. Voung people, says the Philadelphia Ledger, cannot bo too careful to avoid bad habits. If a young man be idle, he will make others idle. If he be dishonorable in business, or extravagant, or does not pay his debts, he saps that credit, confidence and honor which is the life of business pros pcit'y. \\ here these or other vicious prin eijfles prevail among the youth of a nation, it may sink intodegradatiou, and eventually be destroyed. On the other hand, where un industrious, orderly, just, and honorable character pertains to the youth of a people, it insures the welfare and progress of the nation at large, la youth comes the crisis of iife. Those who choose well, rise like the morning sua higher and higher, but those who fail at ihis cri.-is, sink among the perils that surround them, often to rise no more. At no time are passions and energy so strong, and experience so weak, as at the point whare parents and guardians relin quish authority, and the young man as sumes thtqresponsibiiity of directing himself. It :s then that the mind and the body are strong, courage, hope and enterprise ardent and the appetites and inclinations powerful. Passions, when latent in the breast, need hut a spark of temptation to inflame them. If they were all pure, and properly har monized, the young man would perhaps find in them that which would give strength to his virtue, and an instinct, which, sup plying the place of exjierieoce, would guide him aright. But it is not so. He may. have inherited the moral delinquencies of the parent as much as his physical disorders, lhe currents and fashions of prevailing wickedness make it difficult for a young man to keep clear of them. What avails the skill of the mariner in,the midst of the whirlpool? He may steer by his compass, and set his sails, and seem to be moving aright, while he is really drifting into the fatal current. The young man, led by his youthful associates into the haunts of dissi pation, aud vice, is being insensibly drawn into the fatal current. He may be amiable and even innocent at first, but after a time his face is flushed, and his brow contracted with anxiety, for he feels that he is rushing into the whirlpool of guilt that may end in his destruction; Good habits firmly fixed are the best thing to guide the young through the jour ney oi life in a wise aud honorable manner. Money cannot do it; nor talents and educa tion, nor powerful connections and fashion able manners. Neither can philosophy, or even innocence and amiability do it, All these may fade before temptation, like snow before the sun. Earnest and active devo tion to duty, to virtuous principles, and the practice of honor, honesty, morality and justice, are ueeessary to combat the dangers by which tile young are surrounded. Borne habits should be checked; others stimulated some need pruning, and others weeding out root and branch. If taken in time, it wiil be a pleasant duty to keep the garden of the mind in order, but if the weeds get the up per hand, the task wiil be one of increasing ditSeulty. Prince Tallyraud took part in thirteen revolutions, arid was always the acknowledged leader. His plan was to watih the tendencies of public opinion, and always to take his stand a little way before the foremost, so that they would seem to be coming up to him. He once said that the secret of his success in life was to set his watch ten minutes ahead of the rest of'man kind. Idleness is a common weed, but is easily kept under, it indu-trious habits are fenced in time, and he whose day begins ten minutes sooner than that of those around him, will find the benefit of Tally rand's maxim. So, if a young man in his business keeps a little in advance of what his employer could reasonably expect of him his reputation will be assured. THE DICKENS SCANDAL IN A NEW LIGHT. The recent lamentable death of the repu ted wife of Augustus Dickens, the brother of the great novelist, raised, when the news wa-tirst made public, a storm of indignation against Charles Dickens. Ilis previous re fusal to visit Chicago, where the lady lived, and his evident disinclination to have any thing to do with her, were brought forward as instances of the long neglect which had at last brought the poor woman to her grave. But a few days have brought to light certain features of the relationship existing between Mr. Dickens and this lady, which put a very different appearance upon the matter. Augustus Dickens abandoned his wife in England, and came to this country with Miss Bertha Phillips. After obtaining a divorce in Illinois, he mairied Miss Phillips and dying, left her with three children. The wife who was left behind is now blind and h- Ipless, and has been since her desertion supported by Charles Dickens. Now we see why he would not go to Chicago, and why, when many newspapers in this country opened a fire of abuse upon him because he neither visited nor assisted his sister-in-law, he bore it all in honorable silence. He would not tell his brother's tale of shame; he would not say that there was a Mrs. Augustus Dickens in England, and that on his kindness she depended. No, nor would he say that this lady in Chicago had been the companion of his brother's flight. He brought no contumely upon her nor upon her children. He bore all the blame that might he cast upon him, rather than that he should increase the trouble into which his brother had brought the mother ol his children. Had Mr. Dickens gone to the city in which she Mvt-.1. he nest have either treated her as Mrs. ' -ki \to the injury ard prejudice of the other Mrs. Dickens in England, or he mu have avoided her, and in justification for such a strange course, have told her story. It does not appear that the second Mrs. Pickens was quite so poor as reported, but she had sorrow enough; and well it is for her that this sad history was not raked up before her death. Society is by far too apt to in terfere in private matters, and the press is often far worse than society. Had not there lived some persons who knew the facts in this affair, the greatest novelist of the age, the author of Pavid Copperfield, and Little Nell, the father of all those delightful people who have cheered and charmed so many of us for so many years, would have fallen from the eminence on which we had placed him as a man, and become in oar eyes the indirect instrument of a sister's death. In cases of public scandal, the ac cusation, the trial and the condemnation, come all together, like a flash of lightning, and happy is the man whose character is not blasted by the fiery shaft. Charles PickeDS to-day stands unscathed. EASTERN PENNSYLVANIA. The reading correspondent of the Boston J Advertiser writes to that paper that Eastern ' Pennsylvania has almost the charm of a for eigh country. The country folks are thor- [ ouglily German in their look, their bearing j and their dress. In the place of sharp Yan- j kee English and the Irish dialect which are ; heard everywhere in Boston, the streets of; these towns resound with Dutch gutturals. The shopkeepers and professional men; speak Engli-h and German with equal facil- , ity, and glide from ono language to another without noticing the transaction. One is I amused to bear a conversation in the choicest j Teutonic tongue, unconsciously varied by I the insertion of the commonest phrases of our own language—yes, no, well, you know, of course, and the like. The 6ign boards are half American and half Dutch. The The market carts, which fill the principa] streets at dawn and vanish before ten o'clock, display great bowls of endless sausage, ap petizing loaves of home made Lread, the favorite varieties of Fatherland cheese, and other commodities unknown to our own pro vision store*. Very many of the farm hou ses are of atone, and their huge and substan tial barns of the same material tell the story of good husbandry and thrift. The town ship directors, from Auspech to Zwager, re veal only such names as might fill a Prus sian orderly book. There is probably no re gion in the United States where the popula tion have so long preserved the language and the manners of their old country ancestors. For two hundred years, all the counties in this neighborhood have been more German than American, and it is only in this generation that the railroad has bro ken in upon their close communion of race, -and opened the way to a change ot habit and of language. One charming feature of the region is the homelike tavern, which, in Westche-tcr, Lancaster and in other places, has not yet given way to the 'feed-and-sleep-by-coutract' American hotel. You go from the depot to the Green Tree, or the Black Horse' or the Lion, or the Grape, and enter your name at the bar, behind a screen which is covered with notices of sheriffs' sales; you are shown into a neat little room furnished in the plain est possible style, but snug with spotless linen aud fluffy with warm quilts and feath er lads. A portly landlord carves his own beef for the guests; his wife and daughter serve it; the table smokes with the whitest and mealiest, of potatoes, the reddest of beets, the most savory of cabbages, and — permitted luxury to a lonely traveller —the choicest and most appetizing onions. No bill of fare haunts one with its bastard French phrases and its bewildering variety of viands. You see your work marked out plainly before you eat, and eat as you would at home. Perhaps the chief triumph of; the meal is in its pickles. You shall have j choice of tomatoes, or walnut, or sweet pickle, or cucumber, or that white curd whose name sounds like smearease. And, finally, having eaten and slept in wonderful comfort, you cannot find a person in the inn to receive any other fee than the moderate board bill payable at the public bar. Sorne -1 thing of the same kind you may happen up on in country villages in New England, but rarely in the cities. TENNYSON AT HOME : Drinking, Smoking and Reading His 1 Own Poetry- A private letter to the Citizen says : "We crossed to Cowes, and took a fly to ! Fairingford, distant twelve miles; a glorious ! drive across the Isle of Wight, between ivied hedges and past gardens of laurel and lau rustines. I found Farringford wonderfully improved. The little park is a gem of gar dening art. The magnificent Komaa ilexes in front of the house are finer than any I saw in ltally. Wc arrived about 3 o'clock, and were Ushered into the drawing room. The house has been refurnished, and a great many pictures and statues added since I was there. In a minute in came Tennyson, cor dial as an old friend, followed by his wife, as sweet as ever, but feebler and older look ing. In Tennyson himself I could see no particular change. We walked through the park and garden; then he and I went up on the downs and walked for miles along the ; chalk cliffs above the sea. He showed me i his newly acquired territory—-among the rest a great stretch of wheat fields bought for him by Enoch Ardcn. We dined at six, in I a quaint room hang with pictures, and then went into the drawing room for dessert. "Tennyson and I retired to his study at the top of the house, lit pipes, and talked of poetry. He asked me if I could read his "Boadicea" I thought I could. 'Read it and let me see.' said he. 'I would rather hear you read it,' I answered. Thereupon he did so, chanting the lumbering lines with i great unction. I spoke of the idyl of 'Gui* 1 nivere' as being perhaps his finest poem, ! aod said that I oould not tead it aloud with out ray voice failing me at certain passages. ; 'Why, I can read it and keep my voice, he exclaimed, triumphantly. This I doubted, and he 3greed to try, after we went down. But the first thing he did was to produce a magnum ot wonderful sherry, thirty years i old, which had been sent him by a poetic wine dealer. Such wine I never tasted. It was meant to be drank by Cleopatra or ; Catharine of Russia,' said Tennyson. Me had two glasses apiece, when he said, 'To night you shall help me drink one of the ! few bottles of my Waterloo —1815. We I will make a night of it.' The bottle was i brought, and after another glass all round Tennyson took up the 'ldyl of the King. "His reading is a strange monotonous chant, with unexpected falling inflections, which I cannot describe, but can imitate ex actly. It is very impressive; in spite of my self I became very much excited as he went on. Finally, when Arthur forgives the Queen. Tennyson's voice fairly broke. I found tears on my cheeks, and and Mrs. Tennyson were crying on either side of me. lie made an effort, and went on to the end, closing grandly. 'How can you say, I ask ed (referring to previous conversation), 'that you have no surety of permanent fame? This poem will only die with the language in which it is written.' Mrs. Tennyson started up from her couch. 'lt is Irue.' sheexelairoed, 'I have told Alfred the same thing!' After that we had more therrv—in fact, finished the Waterloo bottle; then went up to the garret to smoke and talk. Ten nyson read the 'Hvlas' of Theocritus, in Greek; his own 'Northern Farmer,' and Andrew Marvell's 'Coy Mistress.' We parted at two o'clock." VOL. 42: NO. 3- FOREIGN CONTRACTS FOR AMERI CAN GUNS. The gun making ingenuity of Americans seems to be appreciated in Europe almost as much as that of the Prussians or French, if foreign orders for American firearms are any indication. The Remington Company has recently delivered to the Danish Govern ment 40,000 of their guns, and to theSwee dish Government 30,000, and the Greek Government has contracted for 15,000, which have not yet been delivered. The Remington pattern is a single cartridge breech-loader, of superior make and effi ciency, of which from two hundred to three Lundredare daily turned Out by the com pany. The Cuban Government has bought upward of 20,000 of Remington and Pca body rifles, the latter a firearm manufac tured in Providence. The Cuban revolu tionists have also been buying up a large quantity of small arms, but of a poorer class chiefly muzzle-loaders, being unable to pay for better ones. They hope to achieve their independence with the odds of breech load ers against them. The Russian Government has a contract with the Colt Firearm- Com pany at Hartford for 30,000 Bertkn rifles, which are an improvement on the Pru-rian needle gun. Besides the above contracts, shipments of guns to other governments have been made by American firms. The stand.rJ arm of the United States Government is the Springfield musket, converted into a breech loader upon what is known as the Robert plan. It is a beautiful and very effective piece, and is admired by the Ordnance De partments of foreign governments. The regular army is now supplied with them. The great quantity ot muskets which onr Government had on hand at the close of the war is being disposed of at auction and pri vate sale. The only repeating rifles now made in this country are the Winchester at Bridge port and the Spencer at Boston. The former is an improvement on the celebrated llenry rifle, carrying eighteen shots and can be fired with great rapidity. The latter is a seven shooter, and in Sherman's march through Georgia six men on a picket post kept at bay for some time aw hole battalion of the enemy by the rapidity of their tiring. These repeating rifles are used for hunting upon the plains, and meet with much favor in foreign countries. American gun-makers regard the famous Prussian needle gun as inferior in every respect to our best paterns. CONNECTICUT NAMES. Mark Twain writes from Hartford, Con necticut, to the Alt a Califorman: Don't direct any more letters to me at Hartford until I find out which Hartlord I live in. They mix such things here in New England. I think lam in Hartford proper, but no man may hope to be certain. Because right here in one next we have Hartford, and Old Hartford, and New Hartford, and West Hartford, and East Hartford, and Hartloid on the-Hill, and Hartiord-around-gencrally. It is the strangest thing—this paucity of names in Yankee land. You find that it is not a matter confined to Hartford, bat it is a distemper that afflicts all New England. They get a name that suits them, and then hitch distinguishing handles to it, and hang them on all the villages round about. It reminds me of the man who said that Adam went on naming his descendants until he ran out of names, and then said gravely, "Let the rest be called Smith." I>owa there at New Haven they have Old Haven, \\ est Haven, South Haven, West-by-son-west Haven, and East-by-east-nor'-east Haven, and the oldest man in the world can't tell which one of them Yale College is in. The boys in New England ate smart, but after they have learned everything else they have to devote a couple of years to the geography of New Haven before they can enter col lege, and then half of them can't do it till they go to sea a voyage, and learn how to box the compass. That is why there are so many more New England sailors than any other. Some of them spend their whole lives in the whaling service trying to fit themselves for college. This class of peo pie have colonized the city of New Bedford, M ass. It is well known that nina-tenths oi j the old salts there became old salts just iu j this way. Their lives area failure—they I have lived in vain—they have never been : abe to get the hang of the New Haven geog j vaphy. COLORS IN DRESS. A good eye for color is a rarer gift than is usually supposed. Ladies who possess it look better dressed than others who do not, although they probably spend far less money on their wardrobe. It is not possible to in struct everybody in the arrangement of eol i or?, but a few general rules may help most I persons. Avoid, in the first place, llazins j contrasts, such as bright red next bright i green, or bright blue next bright yellow: such contrasts are not harmonious: let one of the two colors always be subservient to I the other. It is not so much what color a material is, but how that color is made to appear. It is necessary to bear in unnd ' that all colors have their complementary. which add to, or detract from, the beauty of the adjoining colors, according to what they may be. Thus, the complementaries ! of led are green, of blue are orange, of yel low are violet. If you cut out pieces of trray paper in an ornamental form, and stick a piece on each of the three colors we have named, you will find, in a shaded light, the | gray will be beautifully tinted by the com plementaries of these color*. But you can- I not lay down precise rules. An experienced artist can bring any two colors together by i properly modulating them. And the hand of nature never errs, whether it brings to gether scarlet and crimson, as in the cactus; scarlet and purple, in the fuchsia; yellow and j orange, as in the calceolaria: or the colors in the various plumage of exotic nirds the harmony is always beautiful, ever perfect. We will suggest a few contrasts; one, btack j and warm brown; two, violet andyale green; three, violet and light rose color; four, deep blue and golden brown; five, chocolate and bright blue; six, deep red and gray; seven, i maroon and warm green; eight, deep blue • and pink; nine, chocolate and pea-green, ten, maroon and deep blue; eleven, claret and | buff; twelve, black and warm green. Prac tice, if it does not render perfect, will at ieast, greatly improve the eye for color. A FELLOW who has some "music in his soul," says that the most cheerful and soothing of all fireside melodies are the blended tones of a cricket, a tea kettle, a loving wife, and a crowing baby. : RATES OF ADVERTISING. All advertisement* for Ie? ltas fflewSj 10 ! cents per line 6>r eack insertion. Spceisi! ncnea one-haif additional, All r*eolations of A*on| tiocs, eomniunicatione of 3 limited or indivU3 interest and notices of taarriagei and deatfai, - ceeding five tines, 10 cte. per line- AH legal cee of every kind, and all Orphans' Court anW other Judicial sales, are required by law to be pub lished iu both papers. Editorial Notices 15 cent* perline. AH Advertising dueafterfirst insertion. A liberal diseount made to yearly advertisers. 3 nionts. t months, 1 year One square $ 4.50 $ 6.00 slo.o# Tec squares fi.oo 0.00 Id.OO Three square? 8.00 12.00 20.00 One-fourth column 14.00 20.00 35.00 Half column 18.00 25.00 45.00 One column 30.00 45.00 80.00 GOOD SPELLING. A pious but illiterate deacon, in a certain town in Massachusetts, gave a stage-driver a slip of paper upon which, he said, were written the names of a couple of books, which ho wished him to call for at a book store. The driver, called at the store and handing the memorandum to a clerk, said: "There is a couple of books which Deacon B wished you to send him." The cierk. after a careful examination of the paper, was unable to make "head or tail" of it, and passed it to the book-keeper, who was supposed to know something of letters; but to him it was aho "Greek." The pro prietor wu- called, and he also gave up in de-pair; and it was finally concluded best to send the memorandum back to the deacon. It was supposed he must have sent tho wrong paper, As the coach arrived at tho village inn the driver saw the deacon stand ing on the steps. "Well, driver," said he, get my books to-day?" "Books! No! and a good reason why! for there couldn't a man in Worcester read your old ben-tracks." "Couldn't read 'ritin? Let me see the paper." The driver drew it from his pocket, and passed it to the deacon, who, taking out and carefully adjusting his glasses, held the memorandum at arm's length, and ex claimed, as he did so, in a very studied tone: "Why it's plain as the nose on your face. To Sa m B u-x' — two psalm books! I guess his clerks had better go to school a quarter.'' And here the deacon made some reflec tions upon the "ignorance of the times," and want of attention to books by the "rising generation," which would have beeu all very well if said by some one else. TIIE MIND. Of all the noble works of God, that of the human mind has ever been considered the grandest. It is, however, like all else crea ted, capable of cultivation, and just in that degree as tbe mind is rendered pure, is man fitted for rational enjoyment and pure hap piness. The jierson who spends a whole ex istence without a realization of the great ends for which he was designed: without feeling a soaring of the soul above mere mercenary motives and desires; not knowing that he i? a portion, as it were, of one vast machine, in which each piece has a part to perform, having no heart heating in com mon with those of his fellow men, no feel ings in which self is not the beginning and the end, may well be said not to live. His mind is shut in by a moral darkness, and he merely exists a blank in the worid, and goes to the tomb with scarcely a regret Such beings we have seen and wondered at— j wondered that a mortal, endowed with so i many noble qualities, and capable of the \ highest attainment of intellectuality, should ; -lumber on through a world like ours, in I which is everything beautiful and sublime, i to call foith his energies and his admiration — a world which affords subjects for exerci sing every lively attribute with which we are gifted, and opens a scene of the richest vari ety to the eye, the mind and the heart, and of such a diversified character, that we may never grow weary. If, then, you would wish to lire, in the true sense of the term, cultivate the mind, give vent to pure affec tions and noble feelings and pen not every thought and desire in self Live more for | the good of your fellow men, and in seeking their happiness you will promote your own. HOW All AMERICAN DID EUROPE CHEAPLY. A Mr. Keeler is lecturing in Boston cn the subject of his undertaking to make the "grand tour" of Europe upon the sum of one hundred and eighty one dollars in greenbacks, his starting point being Toledo, Ohio. Mr. Keeler is evidently a Toledo blade of great keenDess. He got a free ride to thf seacoaat, bought a steerage ticket in New York for London, got a glimpse of the World's Fair in the great city, saw the Emperor's fete in Paris, and at length ar rived in Heidelberg, where he took lodgings in a sky parlor at a rent of two gulden or eighty cents a month. Here he pursued his studies at the University, and sustained a decently comfortable existence upon break fast, four kreutzers, or three cents a piece, dinners that cost eight cents, and suppers that came to four cents for each one. Be ing a graduate of an American college, his tuition fees at the University were ten doll ars the half year. He traveled over Ger many in the disguise of a tradesman's ap prentice, which seenred him a good fare at the lowest possible cost. Three times he was reduced to nearly his last sou, and three times he was saved by remittances from newspapers to which he had sent contribu tions. One morning he found himself on the Pont Neuf, in Paris, when he had not a centime to bless himself with, and had eaten nothing the day before, and was saved from suicide only by fading in with an unfortunate girl, who had reached the spot intent upon her own destruction. He made the tour triumphantly, and now he is at home. SOKE employments may be better than others: but there is no employment so bad as the having none at all. The inind will contract a rust and an unfitness for every thing, anil a man must either fill np his time with good, or at least iuuocent business, or it will run to waste —to sin and vice. TIM JOHNSON courts Susan Dunn. It was Dunn when it was begun, it was Dunn when it was haH' done, auj yet it wasn't Dunn when it wes done—for it was John ton. WHAT thing is that which was born with out a soul, and when it got it could only keep it three days, and when it died, it went neither to Heaven or hell? Answei—The whale that swallowed Jonah. A QUIET familyju New Hampshire con tains six tee u esses of whooping cough. How many in a case wo don't know, but there must be "coffin" eneugh to start an undertaker. THESE is only the difference of a toss be tween some vegetables. Throw np a pump kin and it will come down squash. YOUNG men are as apt to think them selves wise enough, aa drunken men are apt to think themselves sober enough.