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The courts have decided that refusing to take newspapers and periodicals from the Post office, or removing aud having them uncalled for, is prima facia evidence of intentional fraud. ATTORNEYS AT LAW. RMMEUL AND I.INGENFELTF.R, ATTORNEYS AT LAW, aanrosD, PA. Have formed a partnership in the practice of the Law, in new brick building near the Lutheran Church. [April 1, 1864-tf JYJ. A. POINTS, ATTORNEY AT LAW, BEDFOKI), PA. F.espectfully tenders his professional services o the public. Office with J. W. Lingenfelter, f'*q., on Public Square near Lutheran Church. .S®~Collecuons promptly made. [Dec.9,'64-tf. ESPY M. ALSIP, ATTORNEY AT LAW, Bni>roßT>, PA., Will faithfully and promptly attend to all busi ness entrusted to his care in Bedford and adjoin n counties. Military claims, Pensions, back j>ay, Bounty, Ac. speedily collected. Office with Mann A Spang, on Juliana street, 2 doors south ofthe Mengel House. apl 1, IS64.—tf. T R. DURBOBBOW, I>) . 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Pensions, Bounty, Back Pay, Ac., speedily col lected from the Government. Office on Juliana street, opposite the banking house of Reed A Schell. Bedford, Pa. mar2:tf PHYSICIANS. QR. B. F. HARRY, Respectfully tenders his professional ser vices to the citizens of Bedford and vicinity. Office an d residence on Pitt Stroct, in the building formerly occupied by Dr. J. H. Hofius. [Ap'l 1,64. MISCELLANEOUS. . OE. SHANNON, BANKER, . BEDFORD, PA. BANK OF DISCOUNT AND DEPOSIT. Collections made for the 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 OF THE BED FORD HOTEL, BEIFORD, PA. WATCHMAKER AND DEALER IN JEWEL RY. SPECTACLES. AC. He keeps on hand a stock of fine Gold an l Sil ver Watches, Spectacles cf Brilliant Double P.efin- j ed 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. [apr.2B,'6s. DW. GROUSE, • DEALER IN CIGARS, TOBACCO, PIPES, &C. j 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 well to gira him a call. Bedford Oct 29. '65., p N. HICKOK, > R '- V „ DENTIST. Office &t the old stand in BANK BUILDING, Juliana St., BEDFORD. All operations pertaining to Surgical and Mechanical Dentistry performed with care and WARRANTED. Amrsthetics administered, chen desired. Ar tificial teeth inserted at, per set, SB.OO and up. tcard. As I am deteimined to do a CASH BUSINESS or none, I hare reduced the prices for Artificial Teeth of the various kinds, 20 per cent., and of Uold fillings 33 per cent. This reduction will he made only to strictly Cash Patients, and all such will receive prompt attention. 7fch6B WASHINGTON HOTEL. This large and commodious house, having been re-taken by the subscriber, is now open for the re ception of visitor? and boarders. The rooms are large, well ventilated, and comfortably furnished, j Ihe table will always be supplied with the best the market can afford. The Bar is stocked with 1 the choicest liquors. In short, it is my purpose ! t > 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 betweon the : Hotel and the Springs. mayl7, 7:ly WM. DIBERT, Trop'r. — TJXC IIANGE HOTEL, IA 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 lb# modern im provements and conveniences necessary to a first da?. Hotel. The dining room has been removed to the first floor and is now spacious and airy, and the cham bers are a 1 ! well ventilated, and the proprietor will endeavor to make his guests perfectly at home. Address, J. MORRISON, EXCHANGE HOTEL, ! 3]julytf Huntingdon, Pa. ! VLI. KINDS OF BLANKS, Common, Admin istrator's snd Executor's, Deeds, Mortgages, i Su Iffinent Notes, Promissory Notes, with and with- i cat waiver of exemption, Summons, Sabpoeoss i and Executions, for sale at the Inquirer office. Nov 2. 1866 \TAGAZINES. —The following Magatines 'or i,*- sal * ' the Inquirer Book Store: ATLAN i !di>T£^ ,ISTHLY ' PUTNAM'S MONTHLY UPPINCOTT'S, GALAXY, PETERSON, GO t'fj'MD'M. DEMORESTS, FRANK LESLIE BIVERSIDK, etc.etc. ft JOHN LUTZ. Editor and Proprietor. snquim' Column. jrpO ADVERTISERS: j THE BEDFORD INQUIRER. ri'BLISHKD EVERY FRIDAY MORNING, BY JOHN LUTZ, OFFICE ON J VLI ANA S TKEET, BEDFORD, PA. THE BEST ADVERTISING MEDIUM IN SOUTH- WES TERN PENNS TL VAN!A. CIRCULATION OVER 1500. 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My good mamma, she feels so sad, And says I am a Hirt, Because I go to promenade All in my wulking skirt; She thinks I ought lo be ashamed To go out in the street, With clothes, she says, all fussed and fixed, To show my little feet. We want the sanction of the gents In all our style of clothes ; And yet I love to please mamma, But more to please the beaux. And ever thus you'll find it is, When ladies walk the street: They'll try and manage some good way To show their pretty feet! Our bonucts r.ow are but a "wife," Though "mighty" 1 dear they cost; Beneath our furbelows and bows Our little forms are lo3t; The tiny heels upon our shoes, They are so gay aud neat, And solely made, you may be sure, To show our handsome feet 1 With parasol above me held, And our '"mamma" to see, I fascinate the darling men Where'er I chance to be. "Oh ! what a charming, lovely girl!" I hear them oft repeat. To make their hearts go pit-a-pat. I show my pretty feet! Cno.—Ain't I sweet, ain't I sweet? I know I'm sweet, and have a right To promenade the street, And glad there is a style To show my pretty feet. Put out thy talents to their use — Lay nothing by to rust; Give vulgar ignorance thy scorn, And innocence thy trust. Kise to thy proper place in life— Trample upon all sin, But still the gentle hand hold out To help the wanderer in. So live, iu faith aud noble deed, Till earth returns to earth — So live, that meu shall mark the time Gave such a mortal birth. $1 iSfdIiUWMI.S. MATT Elt S MATRIMONIAL. Girls are sometimes sharp in urging meD to ask the questions which by ctiquete they are not allowed to ask thtru-elves. A lover, > vainly trying to explain .-time scientific theory to his fair inatnoraia said : "The question is difficult, and 1 don't see what I can do to make it clear." "Suppose you pop it," whispered the; blushing damsel. "Miss Brown," said a young fellow to a brisk brunette, "I have been to learn to j tell fortunes. Just let me have your hand if you please." "La! Mr. White, how sudden you are! Well, go and a-k pa." That reminds us ot a story of the Profes sor Wilson. A young man who had gained ; the affections of his daughter, waited upon j "Papa" and statedhis case, of which the pro fessor had a previous inkling. The young j gentlemen was directed lo desire the lady to come to her father, and doubtless her obe dience was prompt. Professor Wilson had before hiin, in review some work on the fly leaf of which was duly inscribed: "With the author's compliments'"—He tore this out, pinned it to the daughter's dress, solemnly led her to her young lover, and 1 went back to his work. Often times a girl says "no" to an of fer, when it is as plain as the nose on her face, she means "yes." The beat way to judge whether she is iu earnest or not is to look straight into her eyes and never mind her nose. There are some people that never "pop the question" but once. They are cautious, they love wiih their whole hearts before they ask that all important question, and they never love again. Others go through life "popping" to eveiy girl tl.ey are fortunate enough to be introduced to, and to ba treated civilly by, and are never answered "yes." He that says bluntly, 'AN ill you marry me ?" has no music in his soul, or is a widower, courting a house or farm. ".Popping the question" in Peru is very romantic. The suitor appears on the ap pointed evening, with a gaily dressed | troubadour, under the bulcony of his be : loved. The singer steps before the flower | bedecked window, and sings her beauties in ; the name of her lover. He compares her j size to that of a palui tree, her lips to two blushing rose-buds, and her womanly lorm ; to that of a dove. With assumed harshness, j the lady asks her lover: "W ho are you, and what do you want ?" lie answers with ardent confidence : "The dive Ido adore! The stars live in the harmony of love, and why should we ; uot, too, love each other?" Then the proud beauty gives herself away, she takes her flower wreath from her hair, and throws if down to her lover, promising : to be his forever. : Some people considers these matters very philosphically. A love smitten piofessor in one of our colleges, after conversing awhile with his Dulcinea on the interesting subject of matrimony, concluded at last with a declaration, and put the emphatic question of "Will you have me ?" "I am sorry to disappoint you," replied ; the lady, "and hope my refusal will not aive pain, but must answer 'no.' " "Well, well, that will do, madam," said her philosophical lover; "and now suppose we change the subject." A gentleman known by the name of Dodd, who is a matter of fact business man, who always, gets goods at the lowest j price, began to get advanced in years. He called on a lady friend r and inquired of her what she thought about the advisability of bis getting married. "Oh Mr. Dodd, that is an affair in which I am not greatly interested, and I prefer to leave it to yourself." "But," says Dodd, "you are interested; and, my dear girl, will you marry me?" The young lady blushed, hesitated, Jand i finally, as Dodd was very well to do in the world, he accepted him. Whereupon the matter of fact Dodd coolly responded : I "Well, well, I'll look about, and if I BEDFOIiD, PA.. FRIDAY, APRIL 23- IN(il). don't find anybody that suits me better than you, Fll come back." But often conversance* in reference to these matters partake more of acerbity. A very diminutive specimen of a nun lately solicited the bund of a fine buxom young girl. "Oh, no," raid the fair insulting lady: "I can't think of it for a moment. The fact : is, Jul 11, you're a little too big for a cradle, and a little too small to go to church with, j HOW TO FURNISH A HOUSE. BY HENRY WARD BEECH ER. It is the man's own mind that makes any- j thing beautiful. If one he rich in the af fections aud in tin; taste, he will soon make | everything about him scui beautiful. It is rrue that there is a natural adaptation in forms, colors and harmonious combinations, ;to excite pleasure and admiration. But oven the. rarest grace and choicest beauty are without effect upon one who is deficient in ta>!e. And, on the other hand, things plain and even homely, become beautifuHn the presence of a sou! that has the power to cover all externa! things with associations which are derived from the affections or the fancy. lam fond of thinking that morning g'or'e aveamturalsymboloftbistruth. Not heeausc they are loth graceful and beauti- I ful, perhaps beyond all the vines of the Temperate Zone, hut because they hare the art of making other things beautiful. In the spring I set a single stake in the ground, and at the top nail on one or tw cross-pieces a yard long, at the foot are planud morning glories. All the spring and early summer that slake is an offence to uie. It stands, morning and evening, bare, gaun', and bard; but, by the last of July, the convolvulus has clasped it. twined about it, spread over each cross piece, returned upon itself, ami heaped up an airy mass of leaves, every morning starred all over with exquisite blossoms! There, all the rest of Ihe season, stauds that j pillar of beauty, sustained by a dry and homely cedar stake, but glorified by the profuse and generous tine which covers it! [L have seen just such things done, by the way, in the household. Some pragmatical fellow, by God's special and wonde ful fa vor has married a woman of rare goodness and ia-te. He is hard, dry, literal, stiff and immovable. She twines about him and "hrows out tendrils, leaves and blossoms, a perpetual wealth of beauty, that hides his ugliness. "Ah," says the man, "all this burden of leaves may be very well, but what would you do if it were not for my strength on which you climb! It is I that give your beauty all the advantage!" Foolish and conceited |>rig—you might stand to all eter nity, if alone, without a change in your tig lines?; while this sweet vine, even if it bad nothing to ban upon, would have covered the ground, and wreathed around itself, would have lilted a dome of beauty so high above the ground that the soil, rain-spatter ed, should not touch it with defilement. L-t me see —where was I before that pa renthesis? Ah! I see. My morning glories do not a.-k anything to bo made beautiful for tlmu. It is thoir business to -l. beauty for themselves and for others. I had a heap of stones on one side of my boundary fence, heaped for convenience till I should wish to use thetn. I took a handful of con volvulus seed and threw them along the edge, and said, pray help me! Now not a stone can be seen ! Instead of a gray or yel low heap, there stands a green altar some ' twenty feet long and eight feet high, beau tiful all day, hut exquisite every morning, j pa-t all words, with hundreds of floral bells, moistened with dew. And, not content with this, these sweet vines have wreathed tbrirarm? together, and reached up to the branches of some sumack bushes, and now are climing all over them, and wreathing their green around the cones of brilliant crimson sumack berries; and still going on, I found them reaching into the lower branches of a stately tulip tree, as if they meant next to take this rugeed giant cap tive by the wiles of their beauty! There is no bou?e so poor that a blossom iog, twining nature, cannot bring beauty to it! The plainest chairs, the scantiest car pet, the rudest furniture, become endeared to those who have lived, loved, and rejoiced | in their presence. There is yonder a cradle, ! shaped ot coarse plank, rudely fastened, ill I proportioned, and cluiny. Rut a mother j has in that cradle rocked all her children. ! In her eye* it has taken something of beau- i ty from every child. It glows with memor ies fresher than all the color* which wealth ! can wrap around crib or cradle. Its very j rudeness and its noisy rockers have become ; pleasant to her fancy. A contented disposition, an affectionate j heart, a fruitful fancy, a pure and gentle taste, will make a wilderness bud and blos som as the rose. If one is poor in pocket, there is -he more need that he be rich in heart. If one can not hire the architect nor fee the upholster er, let him all the more use his own thoughts as builders, and from the loon within draw our patterns rarer and daintier than are ever woven in foreign factories. Hi* dwelling cannot be unfurnished or homely who is him self well furnished and beautiful within.—N. Y. Isdgtr. THE AMERICAN FACE. Dr. Bellows writes the Liberal Christian, from Florence, as follows : "Mr. Powers, the sculptor, says the American face is distinguished from the English by the little distance between the brows and the eye?, the openness of the nos trils, and the thinness of the visage. It is still more marked, I think, by a mongrel quality, in which all nationalities contribute their portion. The greatest hope of Amer ica is its mixed breed of humanity, and what now makes the irregularity of the American face is predestined to make the versatility ami universality of the American character. Already, spite of a conrinental seclusion, America i> the most cosompniitan country on the globe. Provincial or local as man ners or habits may be, idea* and sympathies in America are woild-wide. And there is nowhere a eiiy in which so many people have the complete world under their eyes and in their hearts and served up in the morning press with their breakfast, at New York!" ITIS not the painting, gilding and carving that make a good ship ; but if she be a nim ble sailer, tight and strong lo endure the seas, that is le-r excellence. It is the edge and temper of the blade that make a good sword, not the richness of the scabbard ; and go it i* not money or possessions that make a tu.in considerable, but his virtues. A STONE HOWL FULL OF GOLD— REMARK A RLE DISCOVERY. There has been one emotion in Paris dur ing (he last lew days, created by the sudden reappearance in the world of Paris of the V ieomtc de , one of the quondam favorites, who had left the city in the great est condemnation and disgrace some seven years ago, and who returned bronzed and hardened, both in mind and person, to re sume the place among hie friend* which not J they but he declared he had forfeited by his own imprudence and folly. i>y the kindness of * relative he was ena bled to steam *wy for New Grenada, where j he h,d been able to obtain a situation as cleik to the engineer just then employed in the construction cf a line of railway through the country. In this position he fulfilled his small du ties with the most perfect exacitude for more than three years, and at the end of that time, the railway being terminated, was ; ordered to another duly in another part of tie country. The way was over the steep- I est mountains. He had already got ttirougn the greater part of his journey when, one dny, overcome by the heat, he laid himself down by the side of a running stream, which refreshed him both by sight and sound, aud fell lo musing on the hard fate which had torn him from his relatives and ftiends to wander thus a lonely exile in a foreign land, whet his attention was suddenly called from these high flights to a circumstance which was taking place immediately beneath his eye, and which had escaped him while gaz ing 01 the heavens. The phenomenon was this: Close to where his head was lying amid the grass and flowers, the running water formed an eddy, which after turning in a tiny whirlpool, pro ceeded to fall into a narrow aperture, whence, on examination, he beheld no issue. Ilis eurioiity was aroused, and he raised him self up to gaze down into the hollow, the sides of which he found to con-ist of two blocks of stone, so worn down and polished by the continued rush of the current that he could see to ihe vety bottom. The sight he there beheld made him stagger and fall back, almost without consciousness on the gra<s. In that single hollow had filtered fur centuries the gold sand carried by the current from the bed ofthe river some miles higher up, where gold washing had been carried on for many generations. There lay before him one glittering pile of the precious ore, gleaming at the bottom of the limpid water, and demanding only a stroDg hand and resolute will, both of which he possessed, to draw it to the surfa-e. Needless to say, he retraced his steps to the place whence he had departed, and soon returned, bringing back men and machin ery, and. as he says, when telling the wond rous tale, "You may believe me if you choose, hut in less than three weeks 1 Lad become the richest man in the whole repub lic." What bears out tbe assertion is the purchase he ha* just made of one of the mansions at tie Barriered® l'Ktoile, and the splendid style in which lit- has mounted his e , * t " ! *hinent. MIXED MOTIVES. The power of man's conduct depends upon the number of motives which it has to pu?h it. When a train of cars is stuck in the snow, they first put one engine behind, and it pushes, and butts, and butts and pushes, and the train creeps slowly along a little way, and stops. They send for another engine, and put that behind and with the two they draw back to gaiu some impetus, and then plunge into the drift, and the Irain stops again. They send for the third engine and put that behind; and now there are three great motive forces, and tbey plunge in, and up springs the snow on every side, and the train moves as though it were going to overcome the obstruction; but its speed decreases at every revolution of the wheels, and it soon stops. They want one more en gine; and now, with the four, they will shove the train through with a power that is irresistible. Well, here is a line of conduct; and the I more motives you put against it, the more forcible it will be. A man's action will be powerful in proportion to the number of faculties that arc inspired to urge him for ward. Mixed motives, therefore, are de sirable. —You say, "I performed a good deed to day, but it does not seem to have proceeded from a single motive; 1 think I can distinctly trace, as having had to do with that deed, six different motives." Which was the leading one ? "Well, I think benevolence was the strongest." Then what was next ? "Well, 1 think conscience was the next." And what was there then ? "Well, to speak the truth, I think pride, and some aeuse of what was becoming and proper, came next." And what then ? "Well, I am sure that 1 fell into the weak ness of thinking that people would know it, and praise me; and I think that adulterated my other motives." Adulterated them? It did not do any such thing. It cooper* ted with thcuo. If benevolence was first, ti.at was a nt motive, anu men you might 'put as many behind it as you pleased. Only let that motive which leads all the rest, and gives direction to them, be high and divine, and then behind it put every in ive you can, and you will not adulterate i', livery one you add is an adjuvant, mi ! r such circumstances. But if it is selfi hriess that leads, then you may well su-pect all j"Ur motives; for with such a lead r, they will all be serving a wrong end; but it wiil be be ciuse the leading one is not right. Let the mind go right end first, and then the more motives you have, the better. And the great trouble with persons in life is not that they have mixed motives, but tliey have too few motives; for such is the nature of things that, in proportion as 3011 go toward things low and gross, the fewer motives can be brought to bear on conduct; while in proportion as you go toward that which is high and pure, the more motives can be made to co-operate in that direction. It is ; not, then mixed motives that ought to trou j hie you, but wrong motives —that is, wrong faculties in the lead. —Henry Ward Bee I ch r. AN eight- hour a-day man, in going home i one evening for his supper, found his wife sitting in her best clothes, on the front stoop, reading a volume of travels. "How is that!" ho exclaimed. "Where's tny supper." "Ldon't know," replied the wile, "1 began to get breakfast at six o'clock this morning, and my eight hours ended at two P. M. AN obstinate man does not hold opinions, but they hold him. SPRING DISEASES. Reader ! have you a mite, one solitay atom, ot common sense ? If you have, be persua ded to made a healthful use of it and com | nienee on the instant. As soon as spring begins to set in. almost everybody ha* more or less a feeling of lassitude; there is less j buoyancy, less of an appetite, less disposi tion to exercise; some are so indisposed that they have to keep in the house, and num | bers take to their beds. All this is your | own fault; it's because you have got no sense, not a particle; or, if you have, you do not make use of it. You can readily under stand that now, as tie weather is warmer, you do not require as much fire in the house; and may be you are wondering why ihe servants will persi.-t in making the house hotter now than in the depth of win ter; they are ODly burning as much fuel now as in mid-winter, and they have not the sense to know this, or at least they do not care to think. The human body is a house to be kept warm; and, to be in health, its heat must be maintained at the same tern perature the year round—that is, about ninety-.-ix degrees. The stomach is, in a sense, the furnacs; the food put into it the fuel; the lungs set it on fire. Why, then, do you eat in warm weather as much as in cold weather? On a spring day, when scarcely any fire is needed in the house, you cram as much fuel into your stomach as in the depth of winter. You see now that you have not as much sense as Biddy; she is only trying to burn up your house, you are trying to burn yourself up with fever. A baby not three mouths old has too much sense to poke its little finger into the candle twice; yet you are poking your whole glut tonous hulk, head foremost, every day into the furnace, and yet actually don't know what hurts you. You don't think; or, if you do, they are such diluted, milk and wa ter "thinks," that a dime a load would be a bad bargain to the purchaser. Iu adult life all the food we eat serves two purposes; it sustains and keeps warm. For the latter object meats, oils, butters, gra vies, and sweets are used; hence, in warm weather, a comparatively small amount of these things should be eaten; but in their place take breads, fruits, vegetables, melons, and berries. Nature's instincts call loudly j for the acids of berries and fruits, and for the earliest tender vegetables, the "greens" j and tbe salads of our gardeners. It ia be cause they have no heating qualities; tbev aro rather "cooling in their nature. They who spend much of their time indoors, would enjoy an exemption from a great many bodily discomforts if, upon the first day of spring, they would begin to have meat for only one meal in the day, and in lessening quantities as the summer comes on. — J id Its Journal of Health. BETTER THAN A CONSTABLE. A French paper gives us the following dog story, which will fully match anything j we have lately met with ; "No dogs admitted, sir," said the porter | I ' • e<ey otouiUag, at, a young man aud i his dog appeared at the entrance "You must leave him behind if you go in." "Very well," said the young man ; "stay about here, Prince, till I come back." Br and by the yeuog man wished to refer to his watch, when behold! the chain had been snapped in two and the valuable time piece was gone. He considered the case a moment, and then a sudden thought flashed through his mind. So stepping out, he whispered the fact to the porter, and gained permission to take his dog in for a minute or two. "Look here, Prince," said he, "you knowing dog, my watch is stolen," and he showed him the empty pocket and the cut chain. "Do you understand, old fellow? Where sir, is the thief ? You find it my good doggie, and I'll give you a famous treat. You understand, do you?" Prince wagged his tail, and gave his master a very knowing and eute look, and then the two stole quickly into the place. Quickly the dumb detective glided around among the people, smelling away at this one's coat and that one's chain, until at last he set his teeth firmly into the coat-skirt of i a genteel-looking man, and could not be sbaken off. The young man quickly made known the ease to the bystanders, who had gathered around him, and had the thief's pocket* duly searched. Six other watches were found on him which he had gathered up in the course of the morning, and which the frighteivd owners were glad to get their hands on. Prince selected out his master's property in a twinkle, as that was all he cared for, and gave it to him joyfully. It would have taken a very keen policeman to do the work so neatly and so quickly, and all agreed that he merited as good a dinner as a dog could have. A good beef bone and a bowl of; milk, however, abundantly latisfied all his wants, and then he was just as ready to do (Via c*mc faror over arain. HOW LONG WE MIGHT LIVE. Professor Faraday adopts Flourah s phy siological theory that the najural age of a man is one hundred years. The duration ofthe life he believes to be measured by the j time of growth. When once the bones and i eipbysis are united the body grows no more ; and at twenty years, this union is effected in man. In the camel it takes place at eight; in the horse at five; in the rabbit at one. The natural termination of life is five removes from these several poiuts. Man being twenty years in growing, lives five times twenty years, that is, one hundred; the camel is eight years iu growing, and live* five times eight years, that is to say ; forty years; the horse is five years in grow ing, and he lives twenty-five years; and so with other animals. The nun who docs not die of sickness lives everywhere from eighty to one hundred years. Providence has given to a mau a century of life, but he does not attain to it because he inherit* dis- i ease, eats unwholesome food, gives 'license to passions, and permits vexations to disturb his healthy equipoise. He does not die; he kills himself. The learned professor also divides life into equal halves, growth and decline, and halves into infancy, youth, virility, and age. In fancy extends to the twentieth year; youth to the fiftieth, because it is during this period the tissues become firm; virility from fifty to seventy-five, duringwhieh tbe organ ism remains complete, and at seventy-five old age commences, to last longer or shor ter time, as the dimunition of reserved for ces is hastened or retarded. VOIs. 42: XQ, 16 A SWEET IIOJJ E. There are some people who are not con tent to let us eat our bugs and worms and ■lirt in peace. They worried at us with tri | chinas horrors until we gave up much of | oar pork—which was a good thing. Now j they have leveled their compound micro scopes at the brown sugar barrel and are j driving us, with their pictures of criggly i crabs, into the use of white sugar—which real economy ought bave led us to long ago. . Ia brief, their story is that all raw, or brown sugar, is infested with minute insect*—some times large enough to be seen by the naked | eye which live on the foreign albuminous matter in the sugar. As many as 100,000 hare been found in a single pound. They are lively, rapid, crab-like fellows, and first cousins, if not nearer relatives, of the insect which burrows under the ikin, and produces the disease known in humble life as the "itch. ' That these are never found in re fined sugar is due to the fact tbat the very process of refining removes them as well as tllß ulimminAiia imu-ullu An ml, LI. ,V,o„ feed. That the sugar refiners may have in terested themselves in throwing light on this subject is quite probable, but the facts seem to be undoubtedly as stated. Two comforts present themselves: the first, tbat it will no more hurt us to eat several millions more of the sacuri saccluiri than the several millions we have already eaten, and, aecondly that white sugar is probably cheaper, dollar for dollar and sweetues* for sweetness, than the populous brown sugar. AN ANCIENT STATUE EXHUMED. A late Greek paper mentions the discov ery, in the course of some excavations in the island of Cephalonia, of a statue of Her cules, entire in all its parts, and better pre served than almost any known relic of Gre cian art. It appears to belong either to the very highest period of that art, the days of Phidias and Praxiteles, or, at least, to an age but little later than theirs. The posture is said to be very admirable, the body lean ing toward the richt, with the left shoulder a little elevated, the left hand wrapped around with the lion's skin, and the right cloaed with a grasp expressive of mighty strength. The right foot rests firmly on the pedestal, while the left only touches it on tiptoe. The whole expression is intense ly lire like, particularly that of the head. The hair and beard are thick and curly, and the eyes full of brilliant expression. A GOOD WIFE. —We can always tell what sort of a woman a man marries, by the way be treats the printer. If be gets a common wife lie forgets tbc printer altogether. If he gets a tolerably good wife he will send in the notice of his marriage. If he gets a very good one, he will send the printer a slice of cake accompanying the notice. If he gets an extra good one, he will send a greenback with the notice. And if be gets a glorious, angelic creature—all affection and goodness—he is sure to send the printer a gold or silver dollar with the notice of his happiness. No good wife allows her hus | band to owe for his paper, and if their worse half aoes not attend to these thrngs, it is a clear case of deception; because a man that won't pay for his paper will deceive his wife, and we have our opinion of such.— Exchange. I MI ST pity that young man who, with a little finery of dress andrecklesshess of man ner, with his coarse passions all daguerreo typed upon his face, goes whooping through the streets, driving an animal much nobler than himself, or swaggering into some haunts of show and call it "enjoying life." He thinks he is astonishing the world ; and he is astonishing the thinking part of it, who arc astonished that he is not astonished at himself. For look at that compound of flesh and impudence, and say if on all this earth there is anything more pitiable ! lie know anything of the true joy of life? As well say that the beauty and immensity of the universe were all enclosed in the field where the prodigal lay among the huska and the swine.— Chapin. Look round the habitable globe, how few Kr.ow their own good, or knowing it pur sue; How void of reason are our hopes aad fears! What in the conduct of our life appears So well design'd so luckily begun, But when we have our wish, we wish un done. AN old woman received a letter, and sup posing it to be from one of her absent sens, she called on a person near to read it to her. He accordingly began to read, "Dear mother," then making a stop to find out what followed (as the writing was rather bad), the old lady exclaimed, "Oh, 'tis my poor Jeiry; he always stuttered !" Ax Irish gentleman was relating in com pany that he saw a terrible wind the other night. "Saw a wind!" said another. "I never hoard of a wind being Seen. But pray, what was it like?" "Like to have blown my house about my ears," replied the firat. WHY was it commanded in the Law, "Thou slialt not curse the deaf;" because it is an extremely unjust and cruel thing to attack those who, since they do not hear the accusations brought against them, have | not the means of defending themselves. AN officer, in full regimentals, apprehen sive lest he should come in contact with a ! chimney sweep that was pressing towards ; him, exclaimed, "Keep off, you black ras cal." "You were as black as me before you were boiled," cried sooty. IV'Auf was it* Formed long ago, yet made to-day, I'm most in use when others sleep; What few would like to give away, / nd none would ever like to keep. A bed. IF thou bcarest slight provocations with patience, it shall be imputed unto thee for wisdom ; and if thou wipest them from thy ; remembrance, thy heart shall feel rest —thy mind shall not reproach thee. A HOUSE built on sand is, in fair weather, just as good as if builded on a rock. A cob web is as good as the mightiest cable when tbcre is no strain on it. It is trial that proves one thing weak and another strong. SEEING a cellar nearly finished, a wag 1 gish author remarked that it was an excel 1 lent foundation for a story. . "OUR life is made up of little things,' Our attention to them is the index ol ou character, and often the balance by which i ; is weighed. SUBSCRIPTION TERMS, The IRCO/RER it published eterr FRIDAT mora ng be following rates : o** 'TEAR, (in advance,) 92.06 " (it not paid within sixmos.)... $2.60 * " (if not paid within l.he year,)... (3.00 .AH papers cut <!e of the county discontinued without notice, at the expiration of the time for which the subscription has been paid. Single copiesof the paper furnished, in wrappers, at five cents each. Communications on subjects of local or general ntercst, are respectfully solicited. To ensure at tention favors of this kind must invariably be accompanied by the name of the author, not for publication, but as a guaranty against imposition. Ail tetters pertaining to business of the office should be addressed to JOHN LUTZ, BEDVORC, Pa. ITEMS. AGES OK LITERAHT MEN. —Carlyl* is 74 I years of age; Tennyson is 59; Charles Reade 55; Anthony Trollope, 54; William H. Rus [ sell (known better here as "Bull Run Rus ' sell"), 53; Wilkie Collins, 45; and George ; Augusta Sala, 43. HEBE is independent journalism, accor ding to the Louisville Courier standard: j "We say to our Democratic friends in every part of Louisville, stand by your nom inee if be is tbe devil bimseif. Yon may not like him, but in the long run it will be the best, and you will live to own as much." BILI-S THAT FAILED. —AmoDg the bills that failed of passage in oue or the other House of Congress, at the late session, were the following: The bill in relation to the re-distribution of the currency; the bill re moving disabilities from several hundred Southern people; the bill establishing a ; Government monopoly of the Alaska far I ea! trade; the bill defining the meaning of the eight-hour law; General Fremont's El Paso railrosd scheme, and the resolution of sympathy with Cuba. FOREIGN OBJECTS IN THE LINOS.—A metalic tube, com posed of tin and copper, one half an inch long and weighing eleven grains, was recently, in a fit of coughing, expelled from the lungs of a girl twelve years of age, living in New York city. The tube, being the whistle of an India rubber air ball, was two years ago accidentally forced into the upper part of the larynx, and thence, in the attempts to remove it by emetics, was lodged in the lungs. During the whole of the period mentioned, the girl suffered from an oppressive sensation on the chest and from continued coughing. During one of the paroxysms the tube was ejected. This occurrence gives a strong illustration of the remedial force of nature, which is sometimes successful in affording relief when all the resources of surgery and medicine have been tried and failed. COLORING MARBLE.— Seme months ago an inventor in New York, while seeking some means ot making barrel staves imper vious to petroleum, accidentally used a piece of marble to wedge the barrel he was experi menting upon, into its place in the vat con taining the aolution with which he was try ing to fill the pores of the wood. On taking out the marble he noticed that it was beau tifully atained, but threw it aside without further thought. About a month later he picked it up, examined it, tried to wash it clean, failed, broke it with a hammer stroke, and !o! the color had penetrated the whole mass ! This discovery has been pushed on, and it is now claimed that six hundred dif ferent hues cau be permanently imparted to marble. TOBACCO AND BALDNESS. —Dr. Hoffman argues, in the Pacific Medical and Surgical Journal, that the use of tobacco, by impe ding the circulation and preventing the free and natural supply of nourishment to the hair, occasions baldness. In support of this theory he says. "A gentleman under forty years of age, and a patient of mine, who had been in the habit of usiDg tobacco to excess for many years, and who had been for the last five or six years both bald-headed and gray-haired, found it necessary a few months ago to quit the use of tobacco en tirely. He has entirely recovered his health which was bad while he used tobacco; he also has recovered entirely from his baldness and his gray locks have been replaced by an unusually luxuriant growth of natural hair, of as fine a black hue as one could wish to see; he has also lost that sallow, bees-wax hue of skin and sickly paleness of color which slaves to the weed so generally have. All of this might be expected as a very natural result, except the growth of hair and its change of color, which in this case, at least has occurred as one of the results of leaving off a noxious habit." THE English language must appear fear fully and wonderfully made to a foreigner. One of them looking at a picture of a num ber of vessels, said, "see that flock of ships." He was told that a flock of ships was called a fleet, and that a fleet of sheep was called a flock. And it was added, for his guidance, in mastering the intricacies of our language, that a flock of girls is called a bevy, that a bevy of wolves is called a gang, and that a gang of angles is called if host, and that a host of porpoises is called a shoal, and a shoal of buffaloes is called a herd, and a herd of childred is called a troop, and a troop of partridges is called a covey, and a covey of beauties is called a galaxy, and a galaxy of ruffians is called a horde, and a horde of rubbish Is called a heap, and a heap of oxen is called a drove, and a drove of blackguards is called a mob, and a mob of whales is called a school, and a school of worshippers is called a congregation, and a congregation of engineers is called a corps, and a corps of robbers is called a band, and a band of locusts is called a swarm, and a swarm of people is called a crowd. A NORTH WALES paper thus begins one |of its paragraphs: "The inhabitants of Llanbedrgoch, and the contiguous parish of LlanfairmathafarDeithaf A very pleasant word those last thenty-three letters make. THERE is nothing which so surely takes all the heart and strength and nobleness of character oat of a man as the habit of doing from morning till night and from day to day, just what he likes, and ouly because lie likes it, A FRIEND, having met Sheridan, asked him how he fared. "Ob," answered Sheri dan, "I have turned over a new leaf, and now go on like clock-work." Ah." replied the other, "tick, tick, tick." To be free from desire is money ; to be free from the rage of perpetually buying something new is a certain revenue ; to be content with what we possess constitutes the greatest and most certain of riches. A RASCALLY old bachelor says a man frequently admits that he was in the wrong, but a woman, never—she was "only mis taken. WHY will young chaps be such foola as to give their sweethearts locks of their hair, when, after marriage, they can help them selves. ' ! ENGAGE not hastily, as a party, in adit r Terence between others, but reserve thjaeif t impartial and unengaged, that thou may est moderate between them.