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The courts have decided thatrefusing to take newspapers and periodicals from the Post office, or removing and having them uncalled for, is prima facia evidence of intentional fraud. ATTORNEYS AT LAW. AND LING EN FELTE K, ATTORNEYS AT LAW, bedposd, pa. Have formed a partnership in the practice of the Law, in new brick building near the Lutheran Church. [April 1, 1364-tf A. POINTS, ATTORNEY AT LAW, Bappoap, Pa. Respectfully tenders his professional services o the pnblic. Office with J. W. Lingenfelter, Esq., on Public Pquare near Lutheran Church. J p#~Colleetions promptly male. [Dec.9/64-tf. IP SPY M. ALSIP, li ATTORNEY AT LAW, Bidpobd, PA., Will faithfully and promptly attend to all busi ness entrusted to his care in Bedford and adjoin- counties. Military claims, Penrions, back pay, Boanty, Ac. 6peedily collected. Office with Mann A Spang, on Juliana sticct, 9 doors south ofthe Mcngel House. ap! 1, IS64.—tf. T R. DURBORROW, eJ . 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Pensions. Bounty, Back Pay, Ac., epecdily col lected from the Government. Office on Juliana street, opposite the banking house of Reed k Schell. Bedford, Pa. inar2:tf PHYSICIANS. QR B. F. IIARRY, Respectfully tenders his professional ser vices to the citizens of Bedford and vicinity. Office ani residence on Pitt Street, in the building formerly occupied by Dr. J. 11. Hofiux. [Ap'l 1,(51. M ISCELLANEOUS. OE. SHANNON, BANKER, . Bedford, Pa. BANK OF DISCOUNT AND DEPOSIT. Collections made forth. East, West, North and South, and the general business of Exchange transacted. Notes and Accounts Collected and Remittances promptly made. REAL ESTATE bought and sold. feb22 DANIEL BORDER, Pitt street, two doors west op the ssd roitp hotel, Eeipjrd, Pa. WATCHMAKER AND DEALER IN Jti.nb- EY. SPECTACLES. AC. He keeps on hand a stock of fine Gold and Sil ver Wa'ches, Spectacles of Brilliant Doable Refin. Ed Glasses, also Scotch Pebble Glasses. <3old Watch Chains, Breast Pins, Finger Rings, best quality of Gold Pens. He will supply to order any thing in his line not on hand. [apr.2B.'6o. g r.HARBAUGH & SO N, Travelling Dealers in NOTIONS. In the county once every two months. SELL GOODS AT CITY PRICES. Agents for the Chambersburg Woolen Manufac turing Company. Apl l:ly DW. CROUSE, • DEALER IE 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. Person? desiring anything in his line will do well to give him a call. Bedferd Oct 20. '65., ft N. HICKOK, Vv. DENTIST. Office at the old stand in Basra Bru-Diso, Juliana st., BEDFORD. All operations pertaining to Surgical and Mechanical Dcntiitry performed with care and WARRANTED. Antithetic* adtnini tiered, ichen detired. Ar tificial teeth ijttcrud at, per act, SB.OO and up teard. As I am detei mined to do a CASH BUSINESS or none, I have reduced the prices for ArtiScial Teeth of the various kinds, 20 per cent., ar.d of Gold Fiilings 33 per cent. This reduction will l>e made only to strictly Cash Patients, and all such will receive prompt attention. 7feb6S WASHINGTON HOTEL. This large and commodious house, having been re-taken by the tiuhscriber, is now open for the re ception of visitors and boarders. The rooms are large, well ventilated, and comfortably furnished. The table will always be supplied with the best the n arket can afford. The Bar is stocked with the choicest liquors. In short, it is my purpose to keep a FIRST-CLASS HOTEL. Thanking the public lor past favors, I respectfully solicit a renewal of their patronage. N. B. Hacks will run constantly between the Hotel and the Springs. mayl7,'7:ly WM. DIBERT, Prop'r. Exchange HOTEL, HUNTINGDON, PA. This old establishment having been leased by J.MORRISON, formerly proprietor of the Mor rison House, has been entirely renovated and re furnished and supplied with all the modern im provements and conveniences necessary to a first ciass Hoiel. The dining room has been removed to the first floor and is now epaciou3 and airy, and the cham bers are all well ventilated, and the proprietor will endeavor to make his guests perfectly at home. Address, J. MORRISON, Excbavgk HOTEL, ljulytf Huntingdon, Pa. YOCR NOTIONS OF AdecJm R. V,. EIRKSIRESSER. .JOHN LUTZ. Editor and Proprietor. <£olumtt. ipO ADVERTISERS: THE BEDFORD INQUIRER. PUBLISHED EVERY FRIDAY MORNING, BY JOHN LUTZ, OFFICE ON JULIANA STREET, BEDFORD, PA. THE BEST ADVERTISING MEDIUM IN SOUTH WESTERN PENNSYLVANIA, j | CIRCULATION OVER 1500. HOME AND FOREIGN ADVERTISE MENTS INSERTED ON REA SONABLE TERMS. A FIRST CLASS NEWSPAPER. TERMS OF SUBSCRIPTION: $2.00 PER ANNUM, IN ADVANCE. . 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How the winters are drifting like flakes of snow, And the summers like buds between, With the year in the sheaf—so they come and g° On that river's breast with its ebb and flow As it glides in the shadow and sheen. There's a tnsgical isle up the river Time, Where the softest of airs are playing; There's a cloudless sky and a tropical clime Ann a song as sweet as a vesper chime, And the Junes with the reses are staying. And the name ot the isle is the Long Ago, And we bury our treasures there; Th.ro ere brnwK of hoanly and hosoroa of snow — They are heaps of dust, but we love them so! There are trinkets and tresses of bair. There are fragments of songs that nobody sings, And a part of an infant's prayer; There's a harp unswept and a lute without strings, There are broken vow 3 and pieces ot rings, And the garments that She used to wear. There are hands that are waved when that fairy shore By the mirage is lifted in the air; And we sometimes hear through the turbu lent roar, Sweet voices we heard in the days gone be' fore, When the wind down the river is fair. Oh ' remember for aye be that blessed isle, AU the days of our life till night— When the evening comas with its beantiful smile, And our eyes are closing to slumber awhile, May that greenwood of sonl be in sight. THE CHEAPNESS OF BEAUTY. BY HARRIET BF.ECUER STOWE. Wc propose now to write an article on the subject of beauty as applied to the living rooms of houses. We hold the truth to be self evident that, in the arrangements of life, things should be so disposed as not merely to secure physical comfort, but also to produce the impression of beauty. Now, here wc are met at the outset by people who tell us that of course tbey want their houses handsome, and that when they get money enough, they intend to have them handsome, but at present they are too poor, and because they are poor they dismiss the sulject altogether apparently, and live with out any regard to it. We have often seen people who said that they could not afford to make their houses beautiful, who had spent upon them, outside or in, an amount of money which did not produce either beauty or comfort, and which, if judiciously applied, might have made the home quite charming. Wc will instance one case. A man, in building his house, takes a plan of an archi tect. This plan iucludea, on the outside, a number of what Andrew Fairscrvice called "curly wurliea" and "whigmaliries," which make the house neither prettier nor more comfortable, and which take up a good deal of money. We would venture to say that we could buy the chromo of Bierstadt'a "Sunset in the YoSemite Valley," and four otli rs like it, for half the sum that wc have sometimes seen laid out on a very ugly porch, that locked like a nightmare abortion, on the outride of a house. The only use of this porch was to cost money, and to cause every body who looks at it to exclaim: "What mnn *o I>L that on the outside of his house ?" Then, again, in the inside of houses, wc have seen a dwelling looking very bald and bare, when a sufficient sum of money had Ireen expended on one article to have made the whole very prttty. The thing has come about in this way. We will suppose the couple who own the | house to be in the condition in which people generally are after they have built a house — having spent more than they could afford on the building itself, and yet feeling them selves under the necessity of getting some : furniture. "Now," says the housewife, "I must at least have a parlor-carpet. We must get that to begin with, and other things as we go on." She goes to a store to look at carpets. The clerks are smiling and obliging, and sweetly complacent. The storekeeper, per haps, is a neighbor or iriend, and after ex hibiting various patterns, he tells her of a Brussels Carpet be Is e-ulliuj; numlurfulljr cheap—actually a dollar and a quarter less a yard than the usual price of Bru.-sels, and the reason is that it is an unfashionable pat teru and he has a good deal of it, and wishes to close it off. She looks at it and thinks it is not at all the kind of carpet she meant to buy, but then it is Brussels, and so cheap! And as she hesitates, her friend tells her that she will find it "cheapest in the end—that one Brussels carpet will outlast three or four in grains," etc., etc. The result of all this is that she buys the Brussels carpet, which, with all its reduction in price, is one third dearer than the ingrain would have been, aud not hall so pretty. When she comes home she will find that she has spent, we will say eighty dollar* for a very homely carpet whose greatest merit it is an affliction to remember—namely, that it will outlast three ordinary carpets. And nc- because she has bought this carpet she cannot afford to paper the walls or put up any window-curtains, and cannot even begin to think of buying any pictures. Now, let us sec what eighty dollars could have done for that room. We will suppose, in the first place, she invests in thirteen rolls of wall-paper of a lovely shade of buff, which will make the room look sunshine in the day time, and light up brilliantly in the evening. Thirteen rolls of good satin paper, at thirty-seven cents a roll, expends four dol lars and eighty-one cents. A maroon bor dering, made in imitation of the choicest French style, which cannot at a distance bo told from it, can be bought for six cents a a yard. This will bring the paper to about five dollar* aud a half; and our friends will BEDFORD, PA.. FRIDAY. APRIL IG 1869. give a day of their time to putting it on. The room already begins to look furnished. Now, let ns cover the floor with, say thirty yards of good matting, at fifty cents a yard. This gives us a carpet for fifteen dollars. We are here stopped by the prej udice that matting Is not good economy, because it wears out so soon. We humbly submit that it is precisely the thing for a parlor, which is reserved for the reception room of friends, and for our own dressed leisure hours. Matting is not good economy in a dining-room, or a hard worn sitting room, but such a parlor as we are describing is precisely the place where it answers to the very beet advantage. We have in mind now one very attractive parlor which has been, both for summer and winter, the daily sitting room for the leisure houm of a husband and wife, and family of children, where a plain white straw matting has done service for seven years. That parlor is in a city, and our fricuds arc in the habit of receiving visits from people who live upon velvet and Brussels; but they prefer to spend the money whieh such carpets would cost on other modes of embeffishment; and this par lor hai often been cited to us as a very at traet've room. A id now our friends having got thus far, are requested'to select some one tint or color which shall be the prevailing one in the fur niture of the room. Shall it bo green? Shall it be blue? Shall it be crimson? To carry on our illustration, we will chose green, and we now proceed with it to create furniture for our room. Let us imagine that on one side of the fireplace there be, as there is often a recess about six feet long and three feet deep. Fill this recess with a rough frame one foot high, and upon the top of the frame have an elastic rack of slats, tuakc a mattress for this, or if you wish to avoid this trouble, you can get a nice mattress for tho sum of two dollars, made of eanc-shavings or husks. Cover this with a green English print. The glazed English comes at about twenty-five cents a yard, the glazed French at seventy-five cents a yard, and a nice article of yard wide French twill (very strong) is from seventy five to eighty cents a yard. With any of these cover your lounge. Make two large, squaie pillows of the same substance as the mattress, and set up at tho back. If you happen to have one or two feather pillows that you can spare for the purpose, shake them down into a square shape and cover them with tho same print, and you will then have four pillows for your lounge—one at each end and two at the back, and you will find it answers all the purposes of a sofa. It will be a very pretty thiug, now, to cut out what are called lambrikins of the same material at your lounge, to put over the windows, whieh are to be embellished with white muslin curtains. The eornices to your windows can be simply strips of wood covered with paper to match tho bordering of your room, and the lambrikins, made of chintz like lounge, can be trimmed with fringe or gimp of the same color. The curtains can be made of plain white muslin, or some of the many styles that come for this purpose. If plain muslin is used, you can ornament then; with hems an inch in width, in which insert a strip of gingham or chambray of the same color as your chintz. This will wash with the cur tains without losing its color, or should it fade it can easily be drawn out and replaced. The influence of white muslin curtains in giving an air of grace and elegance to a room is astonishing. White curtains really create a room out of nothing. No matter how coarse the rauriin, so it be white and bangs in graceful folds, there is a charm in it that supplies the want of multitudes of other things. Very pretty curtain-muslin can be bought for thirty-seven cents a yard. It requires six yards for a window. Now get your men folk to knock up for you, out of rough, unplancd hoards, some square ottoman frames—stuff the tops with just the same materia! a the lounge, and cuer tUcm with the self-same chintz. Now you have, supposing your selected color to be green, a green lounge in the cor ner and two green ottamans ; you have white muslin curtains, with green lambrikins and borders, and your room already looks fura isbed. II you have in the house any broken down arm chair, reposing in the oblivion of the garret, draw it out —drive a nail here and there to hold it firm—stuff and pad, and stitch the padding through with a long up holsterer's tiecdic, and cover it with the chintz like your other furniture. Presto— you create an easy chair. Thus can broken and disgraced furniture re-appear, and being put into uniform with tho general suit of your room, take a new lease of life. If you want a centre table, consider this— that any kind of table, well concealed be neath the folds of haudsomc drapery, of a color corresponding to the general hue of the room, will look well. Instead of going to the cabinet-maker and paying from thirty to forty dollars upon a little narrow, marble topped stand, that gives just room enough to hold a lamp and a book or two, just re flect within yourself what, a centre-table is made for. If you have iu your house a good broad, generous topped table, take it, cover it with an ample cloth of green broad cloth. Such a cover, two and a half yards square, of fine green broadcloth, figured with black and with a pattern border of grape leaves, lias been boueht for ten dol lars. In a room we want, if it covers a cheap pine table, such as you may buy for four or five dollars any day; but you will be aston ished to see how genteel in object this table makes under its green drapery. We set down our centre table therefore as consist ing mainly of nice broad "loth cover, match ing our muslin curtains and lounge. Wc are sure that one with a heart that is humble may command such a centre table and cloth for fifteen dollars, an 1 a family of five or six may all sit and work, or read, or write around it, and it is capaple of enter taining a generous allowance of books and knick-knacks. You have now for yonr parlor the follow ing figures: Wall-paper and border, $ 5 50 Thirty yards matting 15 00 Centre table and cloth, 15 00 Muslin for three windows, 6 75 Thirty yards gTeen English chiutz at 25 cents. 7 50 Six chairs at $2 each, 1200 Total $6575 Subtracted from eighty dollars, whiebwe s< t down as the price of the cheap and tfly Brussels carpet, wo have our,_whole ram papered, carpeted, curtained, and furnish ed, and now we have nearly twenty dollars for piettfrcs. • Now for pictures. You ean get Miss Oakley's charming lit tle cabinet picture of The little Scrap Book Maker for $7 50 Eastman Juhneon's Barefoot Boy, (Franc) 5 00 Newtnand's Blue fringed Gentians, (f'rang) G 00 Bierstadt's Sunset in the Yo-Semitc Valley, (Prang) 12 00 Total, S3O 00 Here are thirty dollars worth of really ad mirable pictures of our most conscientious American artists, from which you can choose at your leisure. By sending to any leadiog picture dealer, lists of pictures and prices will be forwarded to you. These cbromos, being all varnished, can wait for frames until you can afford them. Wc have gone through this calculation merely to show our readers how much beautiful effect may be produced by a wise disposition of color and skill in arrangement. If any of our friends should ever carry it out they will fiud that the puff paper, with its dark, narrow border, the green chintz re peated in the lounge, the ottomans, and lambrikins, the flowing, white curtains, the broad, generous centre table, draped with its ample green cloth, will, when arranged together, produce a harmony of color aud ait effect of graee and beauty far beyond what any one piece or even half a dozen pieces of expensive eabinet furniture could. The great, simple principle of beauty illus trated in this room is harmony of color. You ean, in the same way, make a red room by using Turkey red for your draper ies; or a blue room by using blue chintz. Let your chintz be of a small pattern, and one that is decided in color. We have given the plan of a room with matting on the floor because that i absolute ly the cheapest cover. The price of thirty yards plain, good ingrain carpet, at 1,50 per yard, would be forty-five dollars; the differ ence between forty five and fifteen dollars would furnish a room with pictures such as we have instanced. If our friends can afford it, however, the same programme can bo even better carried out with a green ingrain carpet as the foundation of the color of the room. Our friends who lived seven years upon matting, contrived to give their parlor in winter an effect of warmth and color by lay ing down in front of the fire, a large square of carpeting, say three breadths, four yards long. This covered the little space around the fire where the winter circle generally sits and gave an appearance of warmth to the room. If we add this piece of carpeting to the estimates for our room, we will leave a mar gin for a picture, and make the programme equally adapted to summer and winter. There are still quite other fields of cheap ornament for your room that wc shall treat of in a second article. — Hearth and Home. PROVINCIALISMS. The following from the March number of Lippincott's Magazine concerns this locali ty so elosely. that we copy the article in re lation to Provincialism of Pennsylvania al most entire : Extending front Ilarrisburg, Pennsylva nia. Hagerstown in Maryland, is the fertile and populous Cumberland Valley, whose continuation in Virginia is the famous Val ley of Shenandoah. Here, in early times, ! settled numetous Protestant emigrants from the North of Ireland, of Scottish origin. I Many Germans have since penetrated the Valley, but they have made no impression upon the language as previously spoken. Western Pennsylvania and portions of Ohio and West Virginia, likewise settled by the Scotch Iri-h betray many of the same pecu liarties of speech. Apart from the history of this class of our people, whose industrious habits and at tachment to civil and religious freedom have rendered them a valuable element in our population, a glance at their peculiarities of speecii w.u .:oo c",lpnt that their I origin was not far from the Scottish board : er. and that the identity of name between the Cumberland region in Pennsylvania and the Cumbrian in England is not accidental. Iu no part of England is so much of the Anglo-Saxon retained, while just beyond the border, though bearing the name of ! Scotch, live a people of the same origin, \vhsc dialect in former days differed but | lit tie from that spoken at the time in , the North of England. In the Cumberland Valley many of the uneducated say 'Aprile,' with t long fo r April.' All including the educated, say "healing" anl "healed," in speaking of a common sore I or boil—the noun 'healing,' and the past I tense'healed.' suppurated, were once au | thorncd, bat they are now obsolete, except 1 in Durham, Euglaud. 'B to be,' for 'ought to be,' or 'will be.' | For 'I will be there,' an uneducated person i may say, 'I be to be there.' The cold,'for'a cold,' taking the word ihfinitely, as we may say 'the toothache,' toe measles.' 'Fist' (i long), a little dog. 'Further,' in an improper conn" inn, for j 'as far as'—'This is all the fun cr the les i an goes.' 'llorseboast,' and sometime* 'beast,' for | i 'horse.' A woman, visiting, said. 'We ' iiall have to be getting home before dark, ; br we have a wild beast in our carriage.' j tJrockett, in his Vocabulary of North Conn j n; Words, says, 'ln some parts of Scot ! and the horse, byway of eminence, is de ' tomir.ated the 'beast.' no other animal re ; leiving that designation. : 'Hate,'for'the least bit' —'There is not i hate of truth in that report.' Webster jives, under "ought," a whit as the Saxon; ilso "abt," "the smallest thing.' Compare | vitli the "whit," in the sentence, 'lie is i tot a wbit better than before.' Tlallow'eu,' or 'All Hallow Eve,' ancient t the vigil of All Saints' Day. This is ob served by young people in the North of Inglaud, who attempt various devices for h fjretelling their fate in matrimony, such as Jpping for apples afloat in water. In Pennsylvania, besides sport of this kind, the boys perambulate the streets throwing Acl!ed corn at the windows, and the more mischievous delight in transferring one's cabbages and beets from the garden to the porch, and in moving gates from their hinges. 'Jag,' 'to prick,' to pierce,' as with a pin cr thorn. 'Lift,' as 'to lift a collection,' where others would Bay 'to take up.' 'Lives'—' I woud just as lives go as not.' This colloquialism i not common in new England. The adverb lief,' willingly, is said to be derived from the verb 'love.' 'Long'—' Don't you thitd: long to be at home?' This provincialism is valuable as showing tho probable derivation of the English verb ' to long,' as in the expression, ' I long to see you ' Some think there is a connection with the root to lag, to delay, and Latin langueo. Ilornc Tooke supposes that this word originated in the idea of stretching ourselves out —that is, in making ourselves long —for the sake of some de sired object. But our Cumberland Valley phrase—a relic doubtless of English in the Middle Ages, for 'think lang' is still com mon in the Cumbrian district of England— better supplies the intermediate link be tween the adjective long (Lat, Longut) and tho verb. We long for the object when we think it long before we attain it. 'Mind,' in the sense of 'remember.' Scotch-Irish, unquestionably, the word be ing so used in Scotch vernacular phrases. In a translation ot a Confession of St. Patrick, is the sentence, 'I minded mc of my sins.' A'month's mind'is a series of ecclesiastical services especially relating to one subject. 'Middling smart' and ' right smart," meaning a pretty large quantity, as 'middling smart of bread,''right smart of wood.' 'Mosey sugars,' molasses candy with th meat of nuts mixed with it. May it not have been originally 'mosaic sugars,' from mosaic, a species of inlaid work which the candy when cut resembles? 'Mosey,' mealy, Gloucestershire dialect. 'Machines,' constantly applied to vehicles, covered wagons, hacks, drc. The common use of this word by the middle classes probably originated in a facetious purpose to employ a highsounding word. In the same way, in New York City the firemen call a fire-engine a 'machine.' 'Outcry.' Handbills sometimes read, 'Will be sold at public outcry,' instead of 'vendue.' The word was formerly used in this sense in England, and is probably the old Saxon name for a custom that in the more civilized hands of the Norman-French became the vendue. We find the word in glossaries o( North Country words. 'Poke,' a bag. Local in the northern and other parts of England. Poke is old Eng lish for pocket or bag. It is strange how an obsolete word will lire in a maxim or cant phrase. To 'buy a pig in a poke' is a common expression in America and England for making a bargain without knowing what you are buying. In Cumberland Valley common people will, say, 'Put the feather* in a poke. 1 'Should have,' for 'did'—'l was told that you should have called him a thief.' Here the indicative is not used, evidently because the speaker is reluctant to indicate or declare what is pleasant or uncertain. Of Scotch-Irish origin 'Sots,' common yeast. 'Snits,' slices of dried fruits—dried apples etc. 'Pear snits.' 'That,' for,' —I was that scared I knew not what to do.' This is an English vu!garim. In one of the Reade's novels a rustic says, 'I was that eager.' Till,' for 'to'—'Going till town.' Com mon in North and Middle of England. Till, in the sence of to, is found in the Danish, Swedish and Scottish. It is also Irish, and Chaucer has 'Home till Athens.' 'Said,' pronounced 'sayed,'—Maryland, also. 'Severals,' for several or a few.—Severals came and told us.' A cold dinner, or a meal hastily provided, is sometimes called a 'check.' 'Loss,' as a verb—'Did you loss it ?' 'A fall,' for a descent of rain or snow He thought there would be a fall soon.' 'Falling weather' is common for the same thing. 'lshes,' for ashes. 'You'ens,' for you, whether singular or plural, A variation 'you'enses,' for 'us 1 or 'we,' is sometimes heard. Stop,' for 'object to' or 'hold back from' — I WOUlll 11 jt C!lU|I to go *•yool P. ' ; *T would not like to go.' 'Race,' for 'chase,' as 'racing the chick ens.' 'Once,' at the end of a sentence, for 'only' —'Come here onec.' equivalent to 'just come here.' 'Comeback,' meaning 'Come and see me again.' A lady not accustomed to this com plimentary phrase, when on leaving the house of her friend she hears her say, 'Come back,' is apt to turn around and come in, supposing she is waDted in the house again. 'Redd.' as to 'redd up a room'—that is, to put it in order. This is one of the most marked of the Pennsylvanian provincialisms and from Pennsylvania it has passed into Ohio. It is a Saxon or Gothic variation of rid, aud is common on the English and Scottish border, In an old collection of nursery rhymes we find the couplet, 'A seamstress that sews, and would mak>- her work redde, Must use a long needle and a short thread.' In Margaret Maitland, by a Scotch au thor, we find a 'well redd-up house.' Char lotte Bronte, in Jane Eyre, has this expres sion, 'You are redd up and made decent.'— 'Redd,' however, is obsolete: it is banished from the dictionaries, and ought never to be used. 'Shut off,' or more frequently ' shet off, —'freed from.' This is not peculiar to Pennsylvania. In the North of England thoy say to ' get shet of;' in the midland counties, ' shut of.' A woman, besieged and importuned by a man t-o marry her, at last married bim, as she said, 'to get shut of him.' From the root shut and shed, to throw off, to get rid of. ' Take up ' —' Is the meeting taken up yet ? ' 'They take up school at nine.' ' Tell on you,' for ' tell of you ;' * wait on you,' for' wait for you In some parts of Pennsylvania they say ' sun up ' for sun rise. The Americanism 'sundown,' for 'sunset,' is common through out the United States, though it is not palatable to the English. 'Want out,'for 'want,'for wait to go out,''want to come in.' Says I)r. J. A. Alexander, in his Commentary on Acts ii, 3: 'Tyndale and Cranmer have the singular and now obsolete ellipsis, 'would into the temple.' In Pennsylvania, India-rubber shoes are ■omeiimes called gums. A gentleman irom Philadelphia, with his wife, was on a visit in New York, and on returning to the house of their host one evening the gentleman entered the parlor alone. 'Why, ' where is Emily ?' some ono asked. He VOL. 42: NO. 15 answered, 'Oh, Emily stepped outside; and is cleaning her gunia on the mat.' At this there was a momentary look of as tonishment, and then a peal of laughter. THAT'S WOT I THO'T. A few days since, says a Michigan paper, one specimen of humanity, chuck full of fashionable drink, took a seat in the express train at Jackson and quietly awaited the ad vent of the conductor, who appeared on time, and relieved the traveller's hat of his ticket without any remarks. On his return traveller button-holed him and inquired : "Conductor! how far is't to Poleon?" "Twenty miles." "That's wot I tho't." At the next station the traveller stopped him and again inquired : "Conductor! how far to Manch'ler?" "Twenty miles." ' 'That's wot I tho't." At Manchester the traveller stopped him the third time and said : "Conductor, how fartoTccumseh?" "Twenty miles." "That's wot I tho't." I As the train left Tecumscb, traveller ex hausted the patience of conductor and the following dialogue explains the result: "Conductor, how far to Adri'n?" The conductor threw himself upon his dig nity, and remarked: "See here, my friend do you take me for a fool!" The traveller "stuck to his text," and very cooly remarked : ''That's wot I tho't." The Conductor joined the passengers in a hearty laugh, and concluded to allow bis passenger to "tho't" as he pleased. A STRAY ANGEL. —Rather practical peo ple, those who manage the little details con nected with public worship at Rev. Henry Ward Beecher's church. Up to a certain time the seats of pew-holders are reserved without question. Afler that, strangers are treated with all the courtesy that time and occasion will allow. Now and then a pre sumptious ass appears and attempts to "travel" on his dignity; as was the case not long since, when a tall, thin-visaged gentle man, white-cravated, presented himself, and proceeded to march into the house. "You can't go in there," said Mr. Pai mer, the veteran usher. "But I am a clergyman." "We have no particular need of your ser vices to-night, sir." "Be not forgetful to entertain strangers," said the minister; "you may entertain angels unawares." "Very true," said Mr. Palmer. "I have seated persons in this house for twelve years. I have seen all sorts of people. I am very certain if I should see an angel I should know him. You must bide your time and take your chance, sir." — Harper's Magazine. How TO DRESS. —Many of our readers may have seen the following, but many of them will derive no harm from reading it again: A good natural figure and taste in the shape of dress may be wholly spoiled by inappropriate or ill-harinonizcd colors. Re member that white increases the size of the wearer, while black diminishes it. Remcm her. also, that stripes add to height, while cross-bars lessen it. Large checks are inva riably in bad taste, unless a person's figure is so bad that it ought to be concealed. Never wear a dress of many colors, and when you have more than one, see that tbev are what is called complimentary. Thus green and rsd are complimentary. They harmonize well; so do yellow and purple, or ange and blue. Blue and green are utterly inadmissive together. Then, too these strong colors ought to be chosen with res pect to the color of the complexion. Green gives a coziness to the face of the wearer, while red tones down the redness of the skin. Blue assists the beauty of a blonde, yellow that of a brunette. White vivifies a bright complexion, black subdues it. Thus a negress can wear a colored dress which would be intolerable on a white, and an In dian nurse is becomingly clothed in muslin, wmcn is unsuitable iv — r v-t rnnthfnt European. WHY DON'T YOU LEARN A TRADE.—This question was propounded in our hearing, a few days since, to a young man who had been for several months unsuccessfully seek ing employment as a clerk or salesman in some of our leading houses. Complaining of his ill-luck, one of bis friends, who knew he had mechanical talent, but doubtful whether he could make himself useful, either as a clerk or salesman, put the inter rogatory to him which we have placed at the caption of this article. The reply was, that a mechanical trade was not so re spectable as a mercantile occupation. Under this delusive idea our stores are crowded with young men who have no ca pacity for business, and who, because of the fancied respectability of doing nothing, waste away their minority upon saleries which cannot possibly liquidate their ex penditures. Late, too late in life, they dis cover their error, and before they reach the age of thirty, many of them look with envy upon the thrifty mechanic, whom, in the days of their boyhood, they were accus tomed to deride. TUE YANKEES AND THE BEAR. Two Yankees strolling in the woods, with out any arms, in their possessions observed a bear climbing a tree, with its, paws clas ped around the trunk. One of tbcm ran forward, and caught the bear's paws, one in each hand. He then called out to his com rade, Jonathan, run home and bring me something to kill the varmint; and mind you don't stay, or I'm in a fix.' Johnathan ran off, but staid a long time. During the interval, the bear made several desperate attempts to bite the hand of him who held it. At length Johnathan came back. 'Hullo, what kept you so long V 'Well, I'll tell you When I got home breakfast was ready, so I staid to eat it." 'Well,' said his comrade, 'come now, and hold the critter till I kill it.' Jonathan seized the bears paws, and held the animal. 'Well have yon hold of him ?' 'I guess 1 have." 'Very well, then, hold fast; I'm off for | dinner ! "How many children have I ?" asked a woman of a spirit-rapper. "Four." "And how maDy have I ?" asked her husband. "Two," was the astonishing reply. Mistake somewhere. 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MATRIMONIAL LOTTERY.—A short time ! since, at a wedding in Sooth Carolina, a young lawyer moved that one man in the company should be selected as president, that this president should be duly sworn to keep entirely secret all communications that should be forwarded to him in hia official department that night, that each unmarried gentleman and lady should write his or her name on a pieoe of paper, and under it place the name of the person ihey wish to marry, then hand it to the president for inspection, and if any gentleman or lady had reciprocal ly chosen each other, the president was to inform each of the result, and those who had not been reciprocal in their choice were to be entirely secret. After the appointment of the president, communications were ac cordingly handed up to the chair, and it was found that twelve young gentlemen and la dies had reciprocal choices, and eleven of the twelve matches were solemnized. ANECDOTE OF LOUIS Xl.—This king ap pears to have been outwitted by an astrolo ger, who had foretold that a lady whom he loved would die in eight days, which took place. The unlucky prophet was ordered before the king, and on a signal was to be thrown out of the window. "You, who pretended to be such a wise man," said the king, "knowing so well the facts of others, tell mc this moment what wiil be your own; and how long vou have to live ?" Whether the fellow guessed his fate, or had been threated by the messengers, he re plied, without testifying any fear: "I shall die just three days before your majesty." The king, upon this, was not in the smal lest hurry to canter the prophet out of the window, but on the contrary, took particu lar care to let him want for nothing, and to make him live as long as possible. THE IRISHMAN'S CAT.—A short time ago a poor Irishman applied at tho church wardens office at Mauebenter, for releif and upon some doubt being expressed whether he was a proper object far parochial charity enforced his suit with much earnestness. 'Och, your honor,' said he, 'sure I'd but starved long since but for my cat." 'But for what ?' asked his astonished in terrogator. 'My cat,' rejoined the Irishman. 'Your cat! How so ?' 'Sure, your houor, I sould her elevin times for sixpence a time, and she was al ways at home before I'd get there myself." PA,' said a young hopeful the other day, 'didn't I hear you say you wanted a cider press ?' 'Yes, my son; where can 1 get one ?' asked the parent. 'Why you jest try Jake Stokes, By the way he hugged sister Sal the other night, out by the gate, I should think he might be about the thing you want.' Sal suddenly left to ace the things in the kitchen, and the old gent recollected that he had not seen to the piece of fence that neighbor Jones' critters broke down the other day." THE PERUVIAN DIFFICULTY.—It is re ported that final instructions have been sent to the new Peruvian Minister at "Washing ton, Senor Fergea, lor the settlement of the question with Spain. It is expected that the Spanish Minister at Washington has full powers from his Government to enter into arrangements. All points that may arise that cannot be settled by the two Ministers will be submitted to the President of the United States, whose decision will be final. COAL. —It is reported that a Profes •or of Mineralogy in Switzerland has discov ered a method of communicating to the coal which abounds in the valley of the Alps ail the qualities of the best English coal. The process employed consists of an inexpensive chemical preparation, by which the coal of the Alps is mixed with napthaend bitumen, obtained in large quantities from the Ap- SMART EDITOR. —An editor out West who was elected to the Indiana legislature, was so elated at his success, that he caught himself by the seat of his trousers and tried to hold himself out at arm'a length. It is added in a postscript, that he would have accomplished the feat if he hadn't let go to spit on his hands. , A HOOSIER editor thus pathetically ap peals to his debtors for a supply of fuel It was written during tho recent cold snap; 'Those in arrears for last year, or who wish to pay their subscription in wood this year would accommodate us, and perhaps save the country the cost of an inquest, by sending it in before we freeze'* A NEW Hampshire man told a story about a flock of rooks nine miles long, so thick that you could not see the sunshine through it. 'Don't believe it,' was the reply. 'Wal,' said the narrator, 'you're a stranger, and I don't want to quarrel with you. So to please you I'll take off a quarter of a mile front the thinnest part.' HENAR WARD BEECHER, in one of his discourccs, said that "some men will not shave on Sunday, and yet they spend all the week in 'shaving' their fellow men; and many fools think it very wicked to black their boots on Sunday morning, yet tbey do not hesitate to black their neigh bor's reputation on week days" A FRENCHMAN, stopping at a tavern asked for Jacob. 'There is no such a person here,'said the landlord. 'Tis not a person I want, sarc, but the beer made warm wid de poker." 'Well,' answered mine host, 'that is flip., 'You arc in de right, sare, I mean Philip !' A GIRL presenting herself for a situation at a house "where no Irish need apply," in answer to the question where she came from, said; "Shurc, couldn't ye per3ave by my accint that it's Frinch I am ?" POPCLATIOS OF CCBA.— The population of Cuba numbers 764,500 whites and 605,- 550 negroes and mulattoes. Three-fourths of the whites live in the Western Depart ment of the island, which has thus far been pretty free from revolutionary troubles. THE boppiDg around of a Grecian Bend in a ball-room reminds one forcibly of a kangaroo trying to escape the attacks of sand fleas.