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Her step grew firmer on the hills I bat watch our homesteads over; On cheek and lip, from summer fields, She caught the bloom of clover. Tor health comes sparkling in the streams I'rom cool Cbocona stealing, ! There' s iron in our Northern winds, Our pines are trees of healing. She sat beneath the broad-armed elms That skirt the mowing-meadow, And watched the gentle west wind weave The grass with shine and shadow. Beside her form the summer heat, To share her grateful screening, \\ ith forehead bared, the farmer stood, L pon his pitchfork leaning. Framed in its damp, dark locks, his face Had nothing mean or common— j Strong, manly, true, the tenderness ■ And pride beloved of woman. She looked up, glowing with the health The country air had brought her, And, laughing, said : ''You lack a wife, Yonr mother lacks a daughter. "To mend your frocks and bake your bread, You do not need a lady; Be sure among these brown old homes, Is some one waiting ready,— , '"Some fair, sweet girl with skillful hand And cheerful heart for treasure, W ho never plays with ivory keys Or danced the polka s measure.' He bent his black brows to a frown He set bis white teeth lightly, lis well," he said, "for one like you To choose for me so lightly; "You think because my life is rude, I take ao note of sweetness; I tell you love has naught to do V> ith rneetness or unmeetness. "Itself its best excuse it asks No leave of pride or fashion When silken zone or homespun frock It stirs with throbs of passion. "You think me deaf and blind; you bring Y unr winniug graces hither As free as if from cradle time I\ e two had played together. "You tempt me with your laughing eyes, Y our cheek of sundown's blushes; A motion as of waving grain, A music as of thrushes. "Tbe plaything of your summer sport, The spells you weave around me Y'ou cannot of your will undo. Nor leave me as you found me. "You go as lightly as you came, Your life is weli without me; What care you that these hills will close Like prison walls about me? No mood is mine to geek a wife, Or daughter for my mother; Who loves you loses in that love All power to love another ! "I dare your pity or your scorn With pride your own exceeding; I fling my heart into your lap Without a word of pleading." She looked up from the waving grass So archly, yet so tender, "And if I give you mine" she said, "Win you forgive the tender?' "Nor frock nor tan can hide the man; And see you not, my farmer, How weak and fond a woman wars Behind the silken armor ? "I love you; on that lore alone, And not my worth presuming. Will you not trust for summer fruit The tree in >.ay day blooming?" Alone the hanghird overhead, His hair-strung cradle straining, Looked down to see lore's miracle— That giving that is gaining. And so the farmer found a wife, His mother found a daughter; There looks no happier home than hers On pleasant Bearcamp Water. Flowers spring to blossoms where she walks The careful aaya of duty; Onr hard-stiff lines of life with her Are flowing curves of beauty. Our homes are (beerierfor her sake, Our door-yards brighter blooming, And all about the social air Is sweeter for her coming. PMnm .silt. KEECHER AT HOIK. A Congregational minister from Canada writes to one of the Canadian papers an in teresting account of a visit recently made by him to the country home of Mr. Beecher, near Peekskill, on the Hudson. Before go ing to the dinner-table, the subject of Ameri can politics bad been discussed between Mr. Beecher and his guest, and the conversation was resumed as soon as grace had been said, with an interest which bid fair to supersede the ordinarily important act of dining. l 'Tlie soup despatched, it was some time before enough of the joint was carved to serve the guest, and then a long pause in the helping came, while my host, wilh carving knife and fork in hand, expatiated upon the pending issues of the coming election " ' Henry, my dear,' said Mrs. Beecher, 'you're forgetting the dinner.' Another was helped, then more pausing, and more ear nest, eloquent discourse about the political situation; fresh reminders about dinner; a - proposal from me to postpone politics UDtil after dinner, which elicited a 'Can't be done; never mind dinner; we've got into the subject now, and it's better than din ner. The negro suffrage question, univer sal suffrage in the abstract, female suffrage, the foreign influence in American politics, and prospects of the Presidential campaign, were dilated on, and what was said so ab sorbed me that I couldn't find out how tbe stuffed veal tasted or tbe egg-plant—a novelty to me; didn't know whether I bad eaten enough or too little, and rose from the table in a sort of bewildering maze, unable to decide whether I had been taking a meal or hearing a fascinating lecture. Mr. Beech- BEDFORD, PA.. FRIDAY. FEB, 5, 1860. 1 eris a splendid talker. On any subject that interests him, he fires up and corruscates in j private just as he does in public. His gems ' of poetry are not carefully ground up and ; polished by the lapidary's process, but burst naturally and brilliantly lite the final eplen dors of a rocket. As I listened it scented to me that thoughts, illustrations, and phrases quite equal to anything I bad heard from his lip? in the pulpit, or read | from his pen, dropped front him in coqjrer j sat ion | "Some interesting facts about I'lymouth j church came out in the coUrse of this con j versation. I asked if it was true the build ing was about to be enlarged ? .Mr. Deechcr ' said' No.' ' Do you then intend to build anew?' I inquired. 'Noi' said he, 'the pro ject is broached every year at pew-letting time, on account of the demands for seats and the high prices they fetch, but it | speedily dies down. We were very near building just as the war broke out, and had we done so it would have been a wise move ment; but everything was so uncertain, and the future looked so daik, that the thing fell through. My people feel, and so do I. ! that lam not so young as I once was, and j if I should drop off, a larger building would | not be wanted. We can seat two thousand five hundred, and manage to squeeze in three thousand as it is.' I reminded him that he was comparatively yottng, and that his father before him lived to a great age;' and that he might have many years of cf I fective labor before him yet. 'Yes,' he said, 'but my father, though a bard working man, did not pass through the excitit-g scenes and labors that have befallen me. The life of a minister in a country village or town is not worn and wasted as is that of a city pastor, liable to innumerable, calls, and always on the strain. I shall probably drop down in the harness some day, and : not live to be old.' 'But,' I said, 'you take I oxtreise, you believe in and practice muscu !ar Christianity?' 'Not so much as I ought to, or as it is generally supposed that I do. j I have been in Brooklyn nineteen years, and never in all that time have I wet a trout line, and beyond an occasional visit here, ami spending my summer vacation here, I know no relaxation. The strain on a city pastor, situated as I aui, is constant and severe." . . . TUB FAMOUS ASTRONOMICAL CLOCK This clock is in the Strasburg Cathedral. It was built in the Cathedral, before its completion, in the year 1439, and was invented by Isaac Ilabreeht, a Jewish as trologer. European clocks were first invented in the eleventh century, by the Saracen?, and used principally for monasteries. Tbey were very rude, simple affairs, and some times would enly "go" when somebody pushed the pendulum, which was rather in convenient than otherwise. So wise mathe maticians tried to make improvements; and some succeeded, among whom was Isaac Habrecht, who in the fourteenth century j invented the most wonderful clock in the world, and called it the "Clock of the Three Sages," because once in every hour the figuroo of fhp ThrPP of Orient eaiue out from a niche in its side, and made a reverential bow before an image of the Virgin Mary seated just above the dial-plate, on the front of the clock. It is built of dark wood, gilded and carved, and is sixty feet high. In shape, it is somewhat similar to a church, with a tower on either side of the entrance; and these towers of the clock are encircled by spiral staircases, which aroused when repairs are necessary. When Isaac Ilabreeht invented this wonderful clock, he meant it to run forever, always displaying to the good people of Strasburg the days of the month, place of the sun and moon, and other celestial phenomena; and while he lived it worked admirably; but when he had been dead awhile, the clock stopped; and as nobody else understood its machinery, it had quite a vacation. After awhile however, the people of Strasburg took it in hand, and it was repaired and set going—only to stop again. Thus it went on till Napoleon's time. Strasburg, originally a German town, was ceded to Louis XIV. in 165? 1. So the clock was French property, and Napoleon decided it must be brought to lifeagain. Under the most skilful French and German machinists this repaiting took place. It was eminently successful this time, and when completed was a great improvement on the o'd clock. It will now give not only the time of Strasburg but every principal city in the world; also the day of the week and month, the course of the sun and planets, and all the eclipses of the sun and moon, in their tegular order. In an alcove above the dial is an image of our Saviour, and every day at noon, figures of the twelve apostles inarch around it and bow, while the holy image, with uplifted hands, admini-ters a silent blessing. Acock, on the highest point on the right hand tower flaps his wings and crows three times, and when he stops, a beautiful chime of bells ring out familiar and very musical tunes. A figure of Time, in a niche on one side, strikes the quarter hours from twelve to one; aDd four figures—Childhood, Youth, Man hood and Old Age—pa-s slowly before hint. In a niche on the other side is an angel turn ing an hour glass. The clock is in the south transept of the cathedral. Persons traveling abroad usually take Strasburg on their route, to visit its cathedral, the spire of which is the highest in the world, being four hundred and sixty feet high, and to see its wonderful astrono mical clock; and as Strasburg is but two hundred and fifty tuiles southwest of Paris, and on the direct route to Switzerland. I advise you, if ever you travel in France, to take this route, and visit the wonderful clock.—S. B. C. in Our Boi/s and Girls. THERE is a magistrate in a town in Indi ana named Helser. A dergt'iuao in the same place was called upon by a young couple not long since, who wi-hed him to join them in the holy bonds of matrimony. He asked the bridegroom (a soldier by the way) for his marriage license. The tr.an in blue responded that he had been engaged to the girl four years, and thought that would do. Clergyman thought not, and remarked, as the speediest way to obtain a license: "You had better take your girl and go to Helser 1" Yoa go to hell yourself!" retorted the angry veteran. And seizing the bride by the arm, he dragged her from the house, wondsring what manner of a profane minister he bad met with. t ROBERT BROWNING. BV 51. P. CONWAY. s . 1 Mr. Browning stands, with few rivals in t, the past aad none in the present, attbc ! head of what, iu fault of a better phrase, 1 j tnay be called intellectual poetry. There are 1 | poets who rank him in imaginative lustre, 1 there arc more musical minstrels, there are 1 : tin ugh there arc lew—warmer and more - j delicate coferists; but for clear, vigorous thinking, perfect sculpture of forms cm i bodying thoughts (sculptures too tinted with the llush oflile, with veins of blue ami red), lor the utterance of the right physiognomic a! word and phrase, he lias no superior since 1 Shakespeare. \et intellectual as it is even - j to a Greek severity,—lieycnd even Landor : here, it wou j by no means express the . ; charm of bis writings to style them philo sophical. No theory can quote him, nor is ■ he at all ethical. His religious fervor shows I in points of white fire on evety page, and yet no work aims at a moral lesson or object. He write? neither fable nor allegory. The j world of n>-;n and women, with their actual j passions, hopes, and loves, and the vast arenas for their play opened by these as riv i ers cut their channel-,—these are enough ' . for him. liis Worship,is for man; his faith i must find its joy in a divine Man. The world o! form", the city of bodies, repre sents tobim the scattered rays of this tnys - terious humanity; and his art is not to i j change them into any moral monotony, hut ; to cultivate and guard them in their various vitality and meaning, and report their dra tnaiit interplay. To philosophy and science all is unity; the pioet is a creator of variety ■ out of this unity which shows Faraday but j j one element, Tyndall one force, Hegel one I idej, underlying all actual or conceivable I combinations. How grandly he has treated i his forms tnav be best learned by consider- 1 iog the fertility of his invention as displayed ! in all his volumes. No poet of his genera j tion has approached Robert Browning in the ! richness and originality .of his plots. While around hint the gods and goddesses of Gieece and Rome have been masquerading j i ;n cotemporary costumes, —while critics [ have been often limited for a generation at a time to the question whether Smith's Ve nus or Cupid is finer than Jones's, —while evety Oriental or Scandinavian or Italian ; legend has been made to do duty like the professional models whose faces and forms, now bright, now brown, re-appcar at every j academy exhibition,—this poet has evolved a series of the most beautiful frames as well as portraits, in attestation of which we need only, for the reader of Browning, mention I Ptpa, JPtuta, Paraeelsux, The Flight of the Ducheu, and The Hint on the Scutcheon. — Atlantic Monthly for February. THINGS THAT A .MAN CAN'T UO. I "Jennie T. Haxen," in the Chicagoaa, says there are some things a man can't do, as follows; Some wrmeD, in a sudden burst of in g-eniousness, have acknowledged that there : are some things that women can't do, and expressed unbounded admiration for the men who do these deftly. Well, what if they can do two or three things belter than a woman ? I, for one, am not going into ecstacies over tbem, nor will I make a standing exclamation point of myself because they can "do up" a bundle and carry an umbrella. Women can do a hundred things that they can't but they never think of making a great fuss over it. One thing a man can't do is to own up frankly that he can't do everything better than a woman. Another thing he can't do is to carry the "baby." I have tried theiu, and I know. You ju-t take one —a baby I mean—and do it up in blankets and shawls, all snug and nice, aod give it to Joseph to . carry while you arc putting on your hat and sacque, just keep your eye on the baby, and you will see ominous squirmings in the bundle, and bear certain half-smothered— I but to you well understood sounds. UpOD an investigation you will find the baby very red in the face and its heels where its head ought to be. You take it and shake it up a little, give it a soft pat here and there, and i restore it to him "right side up." j Will he acknowledge it wa" bis fault?! Will he confess be don't know how to carry ; the baby? Not a bit of it. He will insist that you gave it to him wrong side up, or that it wa- the proper mode of carrying the baby. Thirdly, as cur parson used to say, about the time that he ought to have said "seven tacnthly" and lastly—he can't hook up a J lady's dress, at lea-t he couldn't years ago j when ladies wore them hooked up in the j back. There were always three our four . hooks'and eyes tl at I couldu't reach, and ! time and again have I called upon "my j John" to hook them. The good clumsy I fellow would fumble away with fingers that were all thumbs, while he grew red in the face with his efforts to make the "plagued I things hitch," giving it up at last with ! "Hang the things ! Why don't you have buttons as we do ?" Let mo think ! What else is there he can't do? He can't make tetting or crochet; he can't wear crinoline or manage two yards of trail; he cau't wear a love of a bonnet, or a balmoral boot; and last and best of all, he can't say "no" to an offer of marriage, and that's the blessed ?t privilege we women have ! DRESSING FOR CFICRCF. —Very TS'ima- i ble, t>n 1 we trust very reli-i ius young wc- , men, sometimes enier.the ho<e of Ood in a costume which makes the acts of devotion in theui seem ;>ln;"st a burlesque. V hen a bisk litll j creature cot. es nto a pew with , herhiir frzzd till it stand- on ends in a most startling mantes. rattling strinp of beads and bits of tinsel, she may look ex- , ceedinglv pretty and piquant: and if she j came theie for a came of croquet, or a tab leaux party, would be all in very good taste; but as she came to confess that she is a mis erable sinner, and to renounce all pompe and vanities—that she has done the things she ought not to have done, and left undone the things sheought to have done —as she takes upon bcr Hps most solemn and tre mendous words, whose meaning runs far be yond life into a sublime eternity—there is a discrepancy which would be ludicrous if it were not melancholy.— Mr*. 11. B. Stoicc. "I WISH I had your head, " said a lady one day to a gentleman who had solved for her a knotty point. "Ami I wish I had yonr heart," was the reply. "Well." said she, ' 'since your head and tuy heart can agree, Ido not see why they should not go into partnership." And they did. A POOR MEMORY. I here are various reasons why some per sons have a poor memory. Th"y may have overworked their brain, and exhausted the energies of the nervous system. A majority of the people tax their minds to the utmost, and instead of rein vigorating themselves after exhaustion, continue their labors until their systems are deranged by excessive mental application, and the brain loses the power ol receiving or retaining the impression made upon it. Many have disqualified themselves for la bor by overcharging their brains with more than they can do. It requires great pres ence of mind, much firmness and decision of character for an at dent and enthusiastic person to take rest when work presses u|>on him, and opportunities for labor multiply, and beifrequentlv continues in business till sickness entirely disables him from pursuing his calling. Inactivity of mind is another fruitful source of a poor memory. However strong and vigorous tbe mind may be, origiually, unless exercised) it is like gold and silver laid away in a napkin, which soon becomes tarnished, though if used daily, they would be bright for years. Irregularity of life is another reason for j poor memory. If persons are subject to ex tremcs, sometimes getting up eatly and sometimes late in the morning; if they in dulge in excesses of any kind, or trifle with their organization so as to impair its power they cannot expect to have clear ideas on any subject—especially a good memory. It is important to live systematically and me thodically if we would wish to preserve the brain in a good condition. Dissipation spoils the memory. When the nervous system is over stimulated with alcohol, tobacco, opium, or by anything that excites the brain, the result is unfortunate. It may increase the brilliancy for a time, tut soon the constitution becomes affected by the over stimulation, and tbe mind will be consequently more dull and obtuse thn ever. ODD YANKEES. BT JAMES BARTON. A curious thing about New England is the variety of eccentric characters to be found there. In almost every town there is a farmer or mechanic who has addicted himself to some kind of knowledge very re mote from his occupation. Hi re you find a shoemaker, in a little shop (which he locks when he goes to dinner or to the postoffiec, much to the inconvenience of customers), who has attained celebrity as a botanist. In another village there may be a wheelwright who would sell his best coat for a rare shell; and not far off a farmer, who is a prttty good geologist, and is forever pecking away at his innocent rocks. Again you will find a machinist who is enamored of "large pa per copies of standard works, and rejoices in the possession of rarities in literature which he cannot read. I know ao excellent steel plate engraver, who, besides being a universal critic, is particularly convinced that the entire railroad system of the world is wrong—ties, rails, driviDg-wheels, axles, oil-boxes, everything—and employs his lei sure in inventing better devices. Then there are people who have odd schemes of benevolence, such as that of the Ma.-sachusetts farmer who went to Psle.-tino to teach the Orientals the true system of ] agriculture, and was two years in finding ' out that they wouldn't learn it. There are ; morose men and families who neither visit nor are visited; and there is, occasionally, a downright miser, of the ancient type, such as we read of in old magazines and anecdote I books. There are men, too, of an extreme I eccentricity of opinion. I think there are in Boston about a dozen as complete, im movable, if not malignant, Tories, as can be j found this side of Constantinople—men who ! plume themselves upon hating everything that makes the glory of their age and eoun- 1 try. And, speaking of Boston—solid, I sensible Boston —what other city ever ac complished a feat so eccentric as the produc- ! tion of those twin incongruities, George I Francis Train and tbe Count Johannes ? j ANECDOTE OF DANIEL WEBSTER. —In the somewhat famous case of Bodgcn's will, which was tried in the Supreme Court some years ago, Mr. Webster appeared as coun sel for the appellant. Mrs. Greenoueh, wife of the Rev. William Greetwugb, late of Weston—a tall, straight, queenly looking woman, with a keen, black eye—a woman of great self-possession and decision of char acter —was called to the stand as a witness on the opposite side. Mr. Webster, at a glance, ha l the sagacity to foresee that her testimo ny, if it contained anything of importance, would have great weight with the court and jury. He, therefore, resohed, if possible, to break her up. And when she an-wered to the first question put to her, "I believe,' Mr. Webster roared out, "We don't want to hear what you believe; we want to hear what you know!" Mrs. Greenougli re plied: "That's just what I was about to say, sir," and went on with her testimony. And, notwithstanding his repeated efforts to disconcert her, she pursued the even tenor of bcr wav till Webster, quite (earful of the result, arose, apparently in great agitation, and drawing out his large snuff box, thru.-t his finger to the very botsom, and carrying the deep pinch to both nostrils, drew it up with a gusto; and then extracting from his pocket a very large handkerchief he blew his nose with a report that rang through the hall, and asked: —"Mrs. Greenougli, was Mrs. Bodgen a neat womau?" Mrs. G. — "I cannot give you very full information as to that, sir; she had one very dirty nick." Mr. W. —"What was that, ma'am?' Mrs. G.—"She took sDuff." The roar in the court house was such that the defender of the Constitution subsided, and neither rose nor spoke again till Mrs. Greenough had vacated her chair for another witness, hav ing ample time to reflect on the inglorious fate of the man who had a stone thrown upon his head by a woman. THE Cornell University paper says that a few days ago a gentleman from Ithaca saw a farmer's boy standing by the roadside hold ing a horse, which he recognized. He asked the boy who was the owner of the horse, and the boy replied, "It belongs to a crazy Dutchman looking for birds' nests over yoo der in the woods." The "crazy Dutchman" was Prof. Louis Agassiz. ALL mankind are happier for having been happy; so that if you make them happy now, you make them happy twenty years hence by the memory of it. VOL. 42: NO. 5 HOME AFFECTION. When we think that every house might be cheered by intelligence, disinterestedness and refinement, and then remember in how many houses the higher powers and affec tiotw of human nature are buried as in . tombs, what a darkness gathers over society! W ell may the cloud of darkness deepen and enlarge, especially after so much boasting of : eurs that we are in the van of the nations of the workl for intelligence and refinement and general culture. How many' homes are really cheered and made perpetually happy by the introduction of suitable books, of music, or of interesting social conversation? In how many homes might not an almost miraculous change be wrought by the in traduction of amusements, the presence of which gives birth to a brood of new thoughts, awakens a distinct class of domestic associ ation*. stimulates the higher and warmer sentiments, opens the social faculties to the | performance of a good and healthy work, and in- uubly draws all member* of a family together, making one whole and harmo : i.iou. ait civ, where befcra was, perhaps, ouly discord. The influences of these little things are far more potent and ixrmancnt than people generally have an idea of; they work actively, even if they are cot seen, in the very fact of their operation. We greatly err when we underrate these influences; for they take hold closely and powerfully on our lives and our happiness. A family in whose midst no radiance springs from the workings of affection, and the exchange of sweet and ■ high and tender sentiment, is a dweller in regions of darkness indeed and will never know iheir real capacity for enjoyment until : they have come out of this valley of gloom ; and despair. What wonder that our pub- | lie affairs are in such a state of confusion, ' when private lives are so many of them un satisfactory and in darkness. A FARM PICTURE.— What a vivid .-ketch is that which George William Curtis draws of some country homes. Alas, that so many sit for the picture ! "I think of many and many a sad cyed woman I have known in solitary country homes, who seemed never to have smiled, who struggled with hard hands through melting heat and pinching cold, to hold back poverty and want that hovered like wolves over an ever increasing flock of children. How it was scour in the morning and scrub "t night, and scold ail day long! How care blurred the window like a cloud, hiding the lovely landscape! How anxiety snarled at her heels, dogging her like a curl How lit tie she knew or cared that bobolinks drunk with blind idleness, tumbled and sang in the meadows below, that the earth was telling the time of the year with flowers in the wood above. As I think of these things, of the taciturn husband coming in heavy with sleep—too weary to read, to talk, to think— I do not wonder thai the madhouses are so richly recruited from the farm houses, 3s the statistics show that the fatmers daugh ter hangs enchanted over stories in the weekly paper of the handsome Edward Au gustus, with white hands and black eyes— nor that the farmer'sson hears the city bells that long ago rang to Whittington, 'Turn again, WhittingtoD, lord major of .London, ringing to him as he paused in the furrow, 'Turn again, ploughboy. millionaire and merchant!' " THE putting into the bands of the work ing man imaginatire literature is even a more important advantage (ban the cheap eningof scientific books The tendency of mechanical employments is to exercise the under-tacding alone; they afford no diet for the fancy or the feelings. They leave unfed no small portion of the iutellecr. They do not enlarge the world of observation or ex perience They do cot open any one of the doors of history or biography. The artisan, like the student, requires the hours of leis ure to stand in contrast with his daily em ployment. A few will find recreation even in severer studies, and will resort to it by a natural instinct to consider the many who are used to he led rather than the few who can guide themselves. And, for the many, narrative, sometimes historical, but more frequently imaginative, holds oat greater attractions than all the publications ot the Useful Knowledge Society, or than all the excellent manuals of more recent date of mathematics, chemistry or natural history. Ix the dark there is no animal so invisi ble as a lion. Almost every hunter has told a similar story—of the lion's approach at night, of the terror displayed by dogs and cattle as he drew near, and of the utter ina bility to see him, though he was so close that he could hear |his breathing. Some times, when he has ciept near an encamp ment, or close to a cattle enclosure, he doe 3 not proceed any further, lest he should ven ture within the radius illumined by the rays of the fire. So he crouches closely to the grounl. and, in the semi-darkness, looks so like a large stone or a little hillock, that any one might passclose to it without perceiving its real nature. This gives the opportuniry for which the lion has been watching, and in a moment he strikes down the catele* strag gler, and carries off his prey to the den. Sometimes, w hen very much excited, he ao companies the charge with a roar, hut as a genera! fact, he secures his prey in silence. CHRISTIAN LIFE is not only a principle, but a growth, and the young Christian needs to be led along the upward path. If he be gin? right, he is most likely, by God's grace to keep right, if he is taacht to make a complete t^inseeration —to follow principles, and not impulses—he is most likely to be steadfast and immovable. If lie i< warned now against fashion and worldliness and greed, he is less likely to fall into the snares of the tempter. In a word, now at the start is the time to commence a life which shall grow and abound in all that is necessary for the honor, the usefulness, and the safety of the Christian course; and it may bo depen ded upon that, in iuost cases, that course will be at the end very much ask is now begun. Bv THE SPIRIT OF GOD men are in structed so that it is not extravagant to say that every thought that tends to struggle away from the bondage of tbe flesh, every bearPhunger, is a witness that the world does not feed to satisfaction: that it does not nourish tbe soul. It needs the bread that comes from tbe hand of God to do that. Every single yearning of the heart ia in an swer to some silent influence of God. SOME descendant of SOLOMON has wisely remarked that those who go (p law For dama ges are sure to get them ' RATES OF ADVERTISING. All 'JrertiemeoU (brief* than 3 month* It cent* per line for each infection. Special notice* one-half additional. All reaolution* of A*ci*- tion>, communication* of a limited or indiridal interest and notice* of marriage* and death*, ex ceeding fire line*, 10 ct. per line. All legal noti ce* of every kind, and all Orphan** Court and other Judicial sales, are required by law to be pub lished in both paper*. Editorial Notices IS cent* perline. All Advertising due after first insertion. A libera] discount made to yearly advertiser*. 3 moots. 6 months. 1 year One square $ 4. 50 $ 6. 00 $16.69 Two squares 6.00 9.00 16.00 Three squares 8.00 12.00 20.60 One-fourth column 14.00 20.00 30.00 Half column 18.00 21.00 44.00 One column 39.00 45.00 80.09 THE DEACON SOLD.— As Deacon A , on an extremely cold morning in old timet, was riding by the house of his neighbor B. the litter was chopping wood, The usual salutations were exchanged, the severity of the weather briefly discussed, and the horse man made demonstrations of passing on, when his neighbor detained hini wth— '"Don't be in a hurry, deacon. Wouldn't you like a glass of good old Jamaica this morning?" ' Thank you, kindly said the old gentle j man, at the same time beginning to dis mount with all the deliberation becoming a deacon, '"I don't care if I do." "Ah don't trouble yourself to get off, deacon." said the neighbor, "I merely ask ed for information. We haven't a drop in the house." A FEW days ago the inhabitants of a country town were filled with conjectures at the following sign, painted in large- capitals on the front of a house recently fitted up and repaired: "Mrs. Brown, Dealer in all Sorts of Ladies." All was consternation. Inquiry was set on foot as to whom this M rs. Brown might be, but no one could tell. She was a stranger in the town. On the third morniug the mystery was unraveled. The house painter leiurned to fiuish his work, and concluded by adding; "and Gentle man's Wearing Apparel." A WRITER in the Boston Medical and Surgical Journal, in speaking of the adult eration of various articles of food, speaks of a reputable diacon who kept a grocery store and who discoursed daily to his apprentice, somewhat after the following fashion: "John, have you sanded the sugar? " Yea, sir." "Have you watered the rum and molae ses?" "Yes, sir.' "Then come to prayer!" A YOUNG Cincinnati dentist was intro duced to a fashionable beauty the other evtniug, and gracefully opened the conver sation ly saying, "Mis. , I hope I may consider that we are not entirely unac quainted. I had the pleasure of pulling & tooih for your faiher onlya short time ago." A COUNTRY schoolmaster began one morn ing the duties of the day with prayer, as usual: but alter prayer he went up and ask ed a little bey why he had not shut his eyes during prayer, when the boy sharply res ponded : "We are instructed by the Bible to watch as well as pray." AT Malvern Hill, when the shot and shell were singing lively tones around our cars, a Minnie ball chanced to bit an Irishman, inflicting a slight wound in the arm. Pat roared out lustily: "I in kilt! I'm kilt!" "Hould your whist," said a brother Mick, "don't say yer kilt till yr dead." PAST EXPERIENCE.— We cannot see by the light of yesteiday, nor subsist upon yesterday's food. We need supplies every moment. So long as we feel our weakness, and 1 ean upon an almighty arm, we are safe, but no longer. TUERE are those who know not how to judge of merit but by success, and who therefore blame the leader of an enterprise for a defeat, when the fault was not in him, but in themselves, the instruments he worked with. "BOY, didn't you let off that gun ?" ex claimed an enraged schoolmaster. "Yes, master." "Well, what do you think I will do to you ?" "Why, let me off," WHEN Rothschild heard that the head of the Agnade family was dead, "How much does ho leave 1" he asked. "Twenty mil lions." "You mean eighty." "No twenty." "De >r me ! I thought he was in easy circum stances." A WHITE garment appears worse with slight sailing than do co'ored garments much suihd: so a litt'e fault in a good man attracts more attention than great offences in bad men. FAITH is as necessary to the soul as the sun is to the world; were it not for these bright, prolific lights, both the one and the other mut remain dark and fruitless.— Charles Howe. GOD requires that we should work out our own salvation. He saves as by showing " us how to save ourselves. It is true salva tion depends on his grace, but his grace is proportioned to our efforts. Two rival bells met at a hop. "How well you look under caudle-light !" exclaim ed one, with a strits on, the caudles. "And IKJW charming you are in the dark!" an swered the other. BEFORE an affliction is digested a conso lation ever comes too soon, and. after it ia digc.-tcd, it comes too late; but there is a tuark between these two, as fine almost as a bair, for a Comforter to take aim at. No TORCH, no appareltDg, no glory of art, ever so made the house beauteous, or so made the household happy, as the simple presence, morning and evening, of the blea sed King of Glory. IT is 1-etter to huve strength of principle than ol mere muscle, hut better yet to have both, A man h >is strong in intellect and instep is on the best terms with nature and the world. AT Plicot, in Hamp-bire, England, a tomtit has built a nest iu the post office letter box. It laid twelve egas in le-s than a fort night. and hatched nine of them. THAT domestic discipline of children may not end in disapiointment, three things are needed firmness of put pose, gentleness of manner, and consistency of example. JOHN MILTON well said: "Wherefore did God create passions within us, pleasures I around us, but that these, rightly tempered are the very ingredients of virtue ?" GBEVT men often do small arts, and with no excuse for them. Small men, per contra, do great acts, and are never excused for them _ NOTHING can occur beyond the strength of taith to sustaio, or trausoendicg the re source* of religion to reinwe.