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The courts have decided that refusing to take newspapers and periodicals from the Post office, or removing and having them nncallevl for, is yrima facia evidence of intentional fraud. grofasstoaal & ATTORNEYS AT LAW. AND LINGENFELTER, ATTORNEYS AT LAW, BKPFORD, PA. Have formed a partnership in the practice of the Law, in new brick building near the Lutheran Church. [April I, 18#9-tf yj A. POINTS, ATTORNEY AT LAW, BHDFOHD, PA. P.espectfully tenders his professional services to tbe public. Office in the Ixquiuxßuild ing, (second floor.) SB-Collections promptly made. [April,l'69-tf. XT'SPY M. ALBIP, Jli ATTORNEY AT LAW, BEDFORD, PA., Will faithfully and promptly attend to all busi ness entrusted to his care in Bedford and adjoin ng counties. Military claims, Pensions, hack pay. Bounty, Ac. speedily collected. Office with Afann A Spang, on Juliana street, 2 doors south of the Mengel House. apl 1, 1869.—tf. f R. DURBORROW, t) . 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AH business entrusted to tbeir care will receive careful and prompt attention. Pensions, Bounty, Back Pay, Ac., speedily col- ■ looted from tbe Government. Office on Juliana street, opposite the banking j house of Reed A Schell. Bedford, Pa. Apr I;69:tf YY C. SCHAEFFER ATTORNEY AT LAW, BEDFORD, PA., Office with J. W. Dickerson Esq.. 23aprly PHYSICIANS. QR. B. F. HARRY, Respectfully tenders his professional ser vices to the citizens of Bedford and vicinity. Office an I residence on Pitt Street, in the building formerly occupied by Dr. J. H. Hofius. [Ap'l 1,69. MISCELLANEOUS. TACOB BRENNEMAN, W WOODBERRY, PA., SCRIVENER, CONVEYANCER, LICENSED CLAIM AGENT, and Ex-Officio JUSTICE OP THE PEACE, Will attendto all business entrusted into his hands with promptness and despatch. Will remit mon ey by draft to any part of the country. 1 Tsely E. SHANNON, BANKER, , BEDFORD, PA. BANK OF DISCOUNT AND DEPOSIT. Collections made for the East, West, North and South, and the general business of Exchange 'ransacted. Notes snd Accounts Collected and Remittances promptly made. REAL ESTATE bought and sold. April 1:69 DBANIF.L BORDER, PITT STREET, TWO DOORS WIST or THE BED FORD HOTEL, BESFORD, PA. WATCHMAKER AND DEALER IN JEWEL RY. SPECTACLES. AC. He keeps on hand a stock of fine Guld and Sil ver Watches, Spectacles of Brilliant Double Refin ed Glasses, also Sootch Pebble Glasses. Gold Watch Chains, Breast Pins, Finger Kings, best quality of Gold Pens. He will supply to order any thing in his linewot on hand. [apr.2B,'6s. Y\ W. CROUSE, DEALER I!F CIGARS, TOBACCO, PIPES, AC. j On Pitt street one door eaat of Geo. R. Oater j A Co.'s Store, Bedford, Pa., is now prepared j to sell by wholesale all kinds of CIGARS. All j WAUCIS fit vutptij uiicu. reraons uceirrag nuj iuiug J in bis line will do well to give him a call. Bedford April 1. *69., n N. UICKOK, DENTIST. Office at the old stand in BANK BUILDING, Juliana st, BEDFORD. All operations pertaining to Surgical and Mechanical Dentistry performed with care and WARRANTED. Anesthetics administered, when desired. Ar >'f rial teeth inserted at, per set, 98.00 and up. ward. As I am deteimined to do a CASH BUSINESS or none, I have reduced the prices for Artificial j Tei th of the various kinds, 20 per cent., and of Gold Fillings 33 per cent This reduction will be 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 subscriber, is now open for the re- I eepiion of visitors and boarders. Tbe rooms are large, well ventilated, and comfortably furnished. The table will always be supplied with the best the narketcan afford. The Bar is stocked with the choicest liquors. In short, it is my purpose to keep a FIRST-CLASS HOTEL. Thanking the public for past favors, I respeetfully solicit a renewal of their patronage. N. B. Hacks will run constantly between the Hotel and the Springs. mayir,'69:ly WM. DIBERT, Prop'r. LUCHANOE HOTEL, Ei HUNTING DON, PA. Tbis 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 class Hotel. The dining room has been removed to the first four and U now spacious and airy, and the cham bers are all well ventilated, and the proprietor • 11 endeavor to make his guests perfectly at home. Address, J. MORRISON, EXCHANGE HOTEL. 3 'julytf Huntingdon, Pa. JOHN LiUTZ. Editor and Proprietor. Jfcqwim sokmn. RPO ADVERTISERS: THE BEDFORD INQUIRER. PUBLISHED EVERY FRIDAY MORNING, BY JOHN LUTZ, OFFICE ON JULIANA STREET, BEDFORD, PA. THE BEST ADVERTISING MEDIUM IN SOUTH- WESTERN PENNSTL VAN IA. CIRCULATION OVER 1500. 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ANOTHER woman's organ is proposed with the title of tbe Woman's World. The cause grows at such a rale that it needs I more utterance. THE duty on ploughs exported from the United States to the Argentine Republic has been reduced sixty cents on each plough, and on lumber four dollars, gold, per thou sand feet. A NATIVE of Moscow, now (raveling in the South, expresses his surprise that al though be has been in this country for six months, he has never been asked to show his passport a "single time." IT is reported that there are already pend ing, in the three financial committees of Congress, over five bills providing for the resumption of specie payments, and four on the national bank and currency issues. A BOSTON dentist, who sued a man for $20,000 for reporting that his wife bad died in consequence of the administration of nitrous oxide gas at his office, has recovered one eent. WEST India advices by mail state that the cholera, yellow fever and small pox are raging fearfully at Santiago De Cuba, three hundred deaths having occurred from cholera alone within a period of thirty days. It was found inpossible to give the dead proper sepulchre, bodies being covered with only a few inches of earth. As a conseqence, the stench from the cemetry has almost be come a pestilence. A CARGO of four hundred and sixty Coolies sent out by an agent from Calcutta, arrived at Demarara. Tbe scheme meets with no favor, and will prove a great loss. The Governors of Bermuda, Barbadoes and Jamaica proposed to send convicts from these islands to Demarara to serve out their j sentences, Demarara to receive the benefit of their labor, but the Governor declined to have tho colony transferred into a penal settlement. AN iron safe of the Ilarnden Express Company, which disappeared from a ear on the Baltimore and Ohio railroad on Friday evening of last week, between Burton and Cameron, was found the next day at the foot of an embankment near Bellton, and is supposed to have fallen out, the motion of the car in rounding sharp curves causing the door to slide open. The contents of the safe, consisting in part of a considerable amount of money, were undisturbed. THE following is the subject of the lecture which George Francis Train is delivering throughout tbe West: "Why is the reli gious press opposed to women suffrage? Woman can keep a seciet. The empty chambers of woman's mind, where the devils dance the polka. Woman the com ing reformer. Why don't husbands give their wives half the money? What has made women adopt the Grecian dress and tide horseback sensibly? Women must vote in 1872. We want women lawyers, doctors, jurors, and statesmen. Women arc better than men." ' PRESIDENT CESPEDES has forwarded to the Cuban Junta a casket of jewelry, valued at $25,000 in gold, which he desires to have sold for the benefit of the patriot army. The articles of greatest value are a cluster pin containing about twenty diamonds for which he paid five thousand dollars in gold, several diamond aud pearl rings of rare de sign and workmanship, and a number of wathes, chains aud Hnset stones are among the collection. Donna Cespedes contrib utes four bracelets, one of which is worth six thousand dollars, a most beauti ful work of the jeweler's art. Several pa triot ladies of Cuba Lave contributed valua ble ornaments, and even the soldiers in the field have offered their watches, seals and finger rings, to be converted into cash, in aid of the cause. The money value of these offerings is little short of $50,000. UTAH book-keeping is a.s hard to under stand as some of its grammar. One of the papers printed in that territory appeared with the following notice at the head of its columns the other day : "Notice is hereby given to every subscriber to the Reporter, whether daily, tri weekly, semi-weekly, or weekly, that we want them to notify us at once how their subscriptions stand; wheth er they are behind, or whether they have paid in advance, aud if so, how long or how far ahead or behind they arc. All not an swering to this notice will be deemed delin quent subscribers, and tbeir jtaper stopped at once. Wc arc obliged to take this course, as we have recently taken a lease on the Reporter, and can tell nothing from our predecessor's books how the subscribers stand with tbe paper." A FEW days since two boxes were shipped fiom New York and consigned to parties in Lexington, Ky. Upon their arrival there they were loaded upon a dray and started for tbe house of tbe consignee. -Upon the arrival of the colored driver at the place he was informed that the consignee had re moved to other quarters, and the party oc cupying the premises refused to receive the packages, whereupon the drayman reseated himself on the boxes and started to return them to the depot. He had proceeded but a short distance when both of the boxes ex ploded with a loud noise, knocking tbe dar key off the dray and some distance into tbe street, fortunately, however, without severe ly damagingjnur. Tbe eases are supposed to have contained sky-rockets, torpedoes and toys of that kind. THE Fenian leaders are disposed to take advantage of the Winnepeg insurreetiou to strike a blow at England. At a meeting in Now York on Monday a proposition to aid the insurgents was discu-sed with much animation. One member declared, as the insurrection was against the Canadian Con federation, and not against Great Britain, interference by the declared enemies of the mother country would probably be unwel come to the Red river half breeds. Another member urged that the coldness of the win ter in the Hudson Bay region would pre vent, for some months, at least, extended military operations. Another speaker crea ted an unpleasant impression by drawing a contrast between the conduct of tho op pressed Irish and that of the oppressed half breeds, which was unfavorable to tbe former. After a brief but lively discussion, the fuither consideration of the subject was deferred to a further occasion. BEDFORD, PA., FRIDAY, DEC. 3- 186 H. nJ WHY OOESN'X HE SPEAK. I've a sweetheart who's kind and attentive, But who gives me a deal ofconcern : For this youth is so timid and bashful, llis intentions I hve yet to learn. No*, a word has be whispered of marriage, Though he calls every day in the week. What ou earth is the cause of his silence? Good gracious! why doesn't he ipeak ? One would think me an ogre or griffin, Since I frighten the man in this way; Yet I treat him with all condescension, And I study each word that I say. All my pains are bestowed to small purposes Upon one who's so mild and so meek. How he blushes, andstammers, and trembles' How he sighs ? But why doegn't he speak ? Six months have pass'd by in such cocrtship, Aud 1 find that he's ever the same ; His conduct is most aggravating. For he's only a sweetheart in name. I don't doubt but he loves me most truly— Then what comes he hither to seek ? If a wife, why I'm ready to wed him—- Good gracious! why doesn't he speak? SAVED FKO.U DISGRACE. A Sleigh Hide Extraordinary and what came of it. Joseph Blenehford, with coat, hat and gloves already on, heard the tinkle of the sleigh bells, and arose to go down, but when he reached the door, be felt a light touch upon his arm, and heard the well known voice of his daughter. "Fa, may I go?" "But I am only going to the batik, Graee." "After thut, father. I will go there and wait for you. It will uot take tac five min utes to get ready." "Well —well! Be spry, and I'll wait," said the old gentleman, quite merrily, "and I'll give you sueh a sleigh ride as you never had before — *a sleigh ride extraordinary. You know I have the black before the cut ter." "So much the better," said Grace; and she rsn away to dress, little dreaming how well the promise would be kept. John Nortuaudy stood by the window looking out upon the busy street, ever and anon glancing at his watch, as though im patient for the time to pass. And indeed he was. He had no thoughts for what was passing in the street below. He saw Joseph Blenehford and his daughter as they drove ! up to the bank, but forgot them the mo ' ment they passed from sight within the entrance. lie had weighty thoughts upon 1 his mind, that could not be cast aside by any ordinary occurrence. He was somewhat about thirty years of age, tall, erect, dignified and very plain fea ture. lie had battled with discouragements ! and poverty until his very face bore marks of the terrible struggles, but he had con- : quered. His motto had over teen, "On ward and upward," and, never flinching, never giving way, he had at last become cashier of the bank at E , a position both honorable and lucrative. Ouly a twelvemonth had he held the po sition, but in that short time he had won , the confidence of the officers of the hank, the regard of his fellow employees, and was generally liked by those doing business with i hiui. Still he was unsocial. Ho lived a life of his own. He a.-ked no companions—want- ed none. When the bank closed for tbe day, ho hurried away to his lodgings, and was .siren no more until the hour of business on the following day. Business was his only pita ere. He talked little—woiked much, he was a poor companion, but a true friend. He merely turned his head when the president and his daughter entered the bank, and then went back to his thinking ! but Blenehford seemed disposed to molest him. "Day dreaming, Normuridy?" "I have encountered so much reality that there is but little of the imaginary left," said he, turning toward them, half reluc tantly. "Oh, fie ! Normandy. Not quite thirty, | I should judge, and settling down into an : older man than I am. What are you think j ing about? It mu.-t not be. Grace, can you do anything to show this practical old gentleman the error of his ways? I'll leave you with him to try, while I devote a few moment* to business." "Don't forget the tide, father." "Never fear. You shall have it." Normandy was really vexed to see the old gentleman trot away, and leave him to en tertain the peerless Grace Blenehford. | Grace suspected it, and she led him a pretty I race of words that brought the smile to his face in spite of himself, EDd provoked some I almost merry replies, that sounded strange |ly from his lips. When Blenehford re i turned, lie found them quite sociable. Nor mandy, loaning'over the de-k, listening to • rrace's merry talk, and occasionally put* : ting in a word that showed how well he was ' enjoying it. "Thawing, by smoke!" exclaimed f Blenehford in surprise, but by manner i changed immediately. "Grace, wo must I postpone the ride. Some very urgent busi ness keeps me here. Wait! Normandy can can take my place." "I should fcc pleased," said he. "Very good, Normandy ; and remember that I promised her a ride such as she never had before." "A ride extraordinary, father." "Yes, yea; that was it. Do not disap point her." While Normandy was drawing on his greatcoat, a gentleman stepped to Lis side and spoke to him in a very low tone. Nor mandy's face blanched whiter thau the snow, but he recovered instantly. "Thauk you, Ganson, for the proof 0/ your Iriend.-hip, but I have known it for some hours, l'lease let it rest where it is, if you can, and 1 will make it all right in the morniug." With a buoyancy of manner that surprised Graee, after what she had seen, he conduct ed her to the sleigh, and with a gallantry , little expected from one so practical, 112 i handed her in, arranging the robes about her more skillfully than even her old fath er could have done. Then he took his sent by her side, aad off they went. Through the crowded streets, through the less crowded suburbs, out into the quiet country, Nortuaudy all the while chatting merrily, a startling contrast to his real ficl ing*. Ji it when once they were out of the great city, his manner changed entirely. Turning his dark, searching eyes full upon bis companion's beautiful face, he asked, earnestly, almost beseechingly: "Missßlenehford, can yon trust mc?" Surprised and somewhat annoyed, she haidly knew how to answer. But she saw that he was in earnest, and in the brief time, she thought of all her acquaintances, and not one of them would she trust soon er. j 'V.by do y OU ask, Mr. Normandy?" "If I should tell you," said fic, "thai those whom you hold most dear, yourself included, were in great peril, and a peri! that you never could guess, and I had the powr to save you all, would you believe mo ! Would you trust rue ? Would you be guided by mc for a brief time?" Startled by his manner, and convinced by his earnestness she replied as earnestly; "I es, Mr. Normandy; I can and do trust" yau. But why do you ask 1" Do not ask me. It will be enough to iell you that you and your father and broth er are truly in great danger, and if you will | plate implicit confidence in me, I can save you Drop your vail if you please. Thank you." % Almost tenderly he wrapped the robes around her, yet uttering no word. Then gathering the reins, he gave the horse a ligb: blow, and away they went, it a pace that soon left the city far out of sight. "An extraordinary ride, surely," thought Grace, as they sped over the erisp enow ; and there was a wonder how it would end. But she felt no fear, no regret, that she bad placed herself in his bands. For rode, he doing all in his power to entertain her, succeeding so well that she almost forgot the singular position, in listening to his brilliant talk and varied experience. About dark, they dretf up at a farm house, where Normandy ordered supper. While it was preparing, he looked after tbe comfort of his horse, rubbing him down with his own band and feeding him ; for the ride was not yet over. "We have four hours yet to ride," said he to grace, "Shall we go on ?" "I trust you, Mr. Normandy. Let me help you if I can." "Thank you! Thank you, Miss Bleneh ford," he said, gratefully. "You shall not repent ir." Out into the night (bey startc.l again, j lie procured additional robes at the farm house, and wrapped his fair companion so ! closely that she did uot feel the biting cold. He needed no covering; his blood was at a fever height, defying the cold north wind more effectually than the warmest furs. On they drove through the still keen air, past farmhouses, over hills, across rivers, ' through dense woods and damp valleys, and yet the end of that ride was not yet. Gould it be that John Normandy was playing false? Did he know that the officers of the law were searching for him far and near? That his name and description had been flashed over the wires in all directions? That his came was whispered upon the a Jtsfiiuhci a roV>Vw? That he was already charged with the abduction ot Jonas Blenchford's fair daughter? He could not Lave driven faster had he known all of these, nor have seemed more impatient to get over the ground. It looked very dark, yet Graee Blenehford trusted him. "We are almost there," said he, halting the steaming horse, and pointing to a light ahead. "Arc you sorry that TOU trusted me ? It i 3 not too late yet." "Your conduct is very strange, yet I have no fear," replied Grace. "You arc one among a thousand," he said, honestly. He stepped out, and taking the hells from the horse, stowed them away in the sleigh. Then he drove on cautiously toward the light. "It is our beacon," said ho. "It tells mo that I am iu rime." He stopped again, when within a few hundred yards of the house. Securing and well blanketing the horse, he helped Grace to alight, and t-ogether they walked toward the building. "We must be very cautious, else our ride will be for naught." He drew a revolver from his breast and 1 placed it in his p-eat-coat pocket, where he could reach it without waste of time. "1 have come prepared," he whispered, (jfccling his companion's arm tremble within 'his own. "Do not fear. I would sooner |!ose my own life than that one hair of your i Lead should be harmed." They stopped in the shadow, just before the door. "Now, Miss Blenehford, you will have need of all your courage and fortitude," he whisper*d. "Within this, liou-e you will see all thut which will be agony to you, but it can not bo avoided. By no other means Gould I save the Blenehford name from dis grace. Follow me." Revolver in baud, he burst the door, and entered quickly, followed closely by Grace. With a cry of fierce anger, the only oc n.pant of the room sprung up to meet the j intruders; but the moment tbe light fell upon their faces he tank back into the ciair with a gn an, aud buried his face in lis hands. "Oh God ! Lost, lost!" Grace Blenehford recognized her only lrother, James; and, seeing his distress, the inning to bis side to comfort Lira. "Don't touch me, Grace" he exclaimed, terror. "Normandy, take her away! | Don't let her come neat me! Vt by did you bring her hero? Oh, my sister ! Is it pos tible! Great God ! I shall go mad! I c-an not endure it! Why did you ever brin£ her here?" "To save you," replied Normandy. He had closed aad bolted the door, but still retained the revolver in his hand. He moved uearer to the conscience-stricken man. ! "James Blenehford calm yourse'f," ' said he. "Wc have come, not to harm, but jto =avo you. The presence of your si-ter . should tell you that." A'oung B enchford raised bis 1 ead with a \ hopeful look. "God bless you, John Normandy ! You know not what I have suffered, but I dared aot come back 1 And now you will keep it from my dear father " ! "I will," said Normandy, solemnly, "No ' one shall ever know of it, save ourselves." "But Gruca?" sa'd James Blenehford. "She need know no more," said Nor iuaudy. "I brought her hero that the sight of her might give rou courage to return to u<." "John, 1 shall tell Iter all," said Jameg. "I s'uill tell her everything, but not now." "Spare her the pain, James." "No, John. It is my duty. But not now." "Where is your accomplice? "lie will arrive by the next train," said Blenehford, with a shudder. "I was wait ing for him." "And that is due in thirty minutes," said Normandy, looking at his watch. "Give me the money, James, and we will leave this place before the villain arrives." Grace saw all, but lieqrd nothing, for they had withdrawn to the other side of the room, that she might not be pained; but a great fear was weighing upon her heart, — \£ dread of some approaching calamity. When they came back, she looked from one to the other for sonic explanation, but very little they gave her. Normandy spoke first. "Miss Blenehford, you are puzzled at my words and notions, but you will pardon me, I know, when I tell you that it is better for all of us to say but liUlu about it. Your brother has been led into an error that threatened to be almost serrious. For tunately, everything is now arranged quite satisfactorily, thanks to your presence, and he will return to the city with us. Watch over him, and pray for him," he added, solemnly, "that he may not stumble again." "I ask it," said James, bowing his head; and without another word they left the house, and were soon on their way hack to the city: Silently they rode until the limits of the city were reached. Then John Noamandy gave the reins to Blenehford, and alighting, bade the brother and sister adieu. "But you, John?" said James. "What will you do?" "Fear not for mc," replied Normandy, adding in a whisper, "I shall not betray you, whatever happens." Then he charged them both never to tell what had passed between thcui that night; aud, without waiting for their replies he Btrode rapidly down the street. He went direetl to the bank, reaching it ju.-t at opening time, and, without a word to any one, went straight to the vaults—his custom every morning—ami deposited the money that James Blenehford had stolen from them. Then he went back, and met the officer to arrest hiai. He expected it; but ho had left the money in its place, and now he was ready for prison. He felt thank ful that he had been allowed so much time. He had saved James Blenehford and his father, and Grace, and what did he care now? He was alone in the world; he had douo his duty; and he had hope. James Blenehford went to him in prison but Nor mandy would Lear uothing about surrend ering himself. "I will tell you a secret, James, and then you will see a motive for my actions. I love your sister better than my own life, and I could not bear to have a word whispered against her. Let it rest as it is. lam con tent." Again James Blenehford promised, but it was hard for him to abide by it. With all his faults, he had a generous heart. That every day he told Grace the whole story of his disgTace, and how John Normandy was suffering for them; and he was touched by the recital, and thought of every means to liberate him. "The money, James, where is it now?" "Normandy placed it in the safe, un known to any one." "And has it not been found? Would uot the whole matter be looked upon as a great blunder ; and would not Mr. Norman dy be liberated at once, and be exonerated from all blame, if the money was found there?" Away went James Blenehford, without waiting to answer his sister's question, aod within ten minutes was mounting the steps to the bank. He sauntered up to Ganson, and carelessly inquired if there was any thing new in Normandy's case. "Nothing," replied Ganson. He pro tests his innocence, and I am inclined to thiufc he speaks the truth. 'So am I, Ganson. Do you know I am half certain that it is all a great mistake — that the money is now somewhere about the safe!' 'I don't believe it is gone,' said Bleneh ford, controling himself wonderfully. I would like to have another search made. I'll ask father, and here he comes. Jonas Blenehford felt very sore over the disgrace of his favorite, and especially since his daughter had returned, and spoken in the warmest terms of her treatment during the ride. He was therefore very willing to do anything to clear up the matter. He readily consented to make another search for the missing money, though he was well satisfied that it would be fruitless. And indeed it came very near being so. For full two hours they looked, pulling drawers, turning and unfolding papers, till every oue but James was satisfied that jt was not there. He, knowing, or fully be lieving that Normandy told the truth, did uot give up, and at last brought the pack age to light, from an chsouro corner where it might have been overlooked a score of times. ' With a cry of joy, Jonas Blenehford took the package and counted out the money, all in bills of a large denomination. 'lt's all right boys!'he shouted. Nor mandy is innocent. Then all was confusion. Jamcs ran hmne and told Grace, and they rejoiced together; while their father went in person and pro cured the release of Normandy, telling the strange story as he went. It was the hap piest moment of his life when John Nor mandy took his place in the bank again. James profhtcd by his bitter experience. He never again swervfcd from the right, aud is now living, a respected citizen of his na tive place. Grace never has forgotten her extraordinary sleigh ride, and never will, for her name is now Grace Normandy, and she loves her plain, noble-hearted husband, with true affection. THAT was a beautiful idea in the mind of a little girl, who, on beholding a rose-bush, on the topmost stem Of which a rose was fa ding, while below and around it three beau tiful crimson buds were just unfolding their charms, at once and earnestly exclaimed to her brother: "See, Willie, these little buds have awtkened in time to kiss their mother before she dies." IT is worthy of observation that the Latin word for mistrable has been applied to des ignate an individual who possess, but cannot enjoy. And well may he be called a miser, for of all men he is the most mean, and ab ject, and comfortless. VOL. 42: NO 45. THE EBKOKH OF MODERN JOUR NALISM. It has long been Die proud boast of all en gaged io literary composition that the press is one of the mightiest powers which affect mankind. Among tbe products of the press there are oertainly none which has a more direct and intimate relation to its read ers than the daily or weekly newspaper. It is a constant and a welcome guest, consulted as a teacher and trusted as a friend. \Y bile the high claims advanced by edi tors may not be universally acknowledged; though many may deny that it is the leader as well as the recorder of thoughts and deeds, yet all must admit that it has a pow erful influence throughout the civilized world. By it, the occurrences in all parts of tbe world are noted; the proceedings of small sections are proclaimed throughout the world; nations are brought into sympa thy with nations; mankind are united in one common brotherhood; thought is auicken ea, activity promoted, and the laborsof one made subservient to the good of all. But great as is its power for good, it is equally powerful for evil; insidious teachings may be spread abroad throughout the world, and gain admittance to places which they could never otherwise reach. None can have failed to notice the num her of papers whose contents are of tbe worst character, destructive to the minds and morals of those who read them. Of large size and filled with expensive engra gravings, their cost must be very great, while being independent of advertising pat ronage and dependant entirely upon their subscriptions for support, the fact of their continuance proves that they must have a very extensive circulation. The existence of these papers seems to have been ignored by those interested in the public welfare, under the supposition, doubtless, that to bring them more prominently into notice would only increase their influence. Even should such be the case, it may be Well to inquire whether the fact that these sheets arc so extensively read does not indicate a condition of the public mind which demands renewed zeal in those devoted to the moral improvement of their fellows, and an in creased determination to labor. A sadder evidence of a diseased state of the public mind is afforded by the fact of the full reports of improprieties and crime given in respectable journals, and especially in the list of papers claiming to be organs of the working classes. The claims of the superiority of American to European workmen need to be earefully considered if it be true that attendance upon mechanics' institutes and the reading of moral and instructive papers is replaced by attendance upon police courts and the eager perasal of criminal uews. As friends of workingmen we deny that their tastes are altogether on the side of vice. We know too well how many attending evening schools, listen to instructive lectures and select im proved books; and we believe that any pa per which really wishes to become an organ of the laboring classes should contain only articles adapted to the improvement of its readers and encouragement for them to bet ter their condition. Sensational articles we believe to be the result of a yielding to the demand of the public; but if the press has the power that it claims, it ought certainly to strive to check rather than submit to the feeling. Not only are accidents described ID glowing language, and proceedings which should not be made public described to the minutest details, but the most trifling occurrences are magnified to subjects of the greatest importance. Sim pie terms and mild adjectives no longer sat isfy, but the most extravagant words are deemed necessary to express the simplest ideas. As a mere fault in the use of lan guage this tendency should be condemned, but we cannot but believe that this course will have a more pernicious tendency. When words are no longer understood in their proper significance, when articles are not believed to mean what they express, must there not be a weakening of that re gard for the absolute truth of what we say which will eventually undermine if not de stroy that sense of honor which is expressed in keeping our word. But there is a worse danger to be dreaded, and that is in the be lief, which amounts almost to certainty, that the rage for sensationalism leads many to delight in the recital of suffering, and may even lead to the desire for accidents to hap pen or even to a determination to cause them. It may not be thought well to pass from these important faults of modern journal ism to speak of faults in mere propriety of language, but believing this fault to lead to greater ones, we desire to call attention to the increasing use of slang terms and for eign phrases. Purity of language is an evi: dence not only of a sound mine and good education, but, to a great extent, of moral uprightness. The use of vulgrr terms must lead to vulgar thoughts, and the employ ment of I slang phrases is too often an indi cation of fumilian'tj nitL a low class uf ooci ety. Whatever justification may be render ed for the substitution of foreign words and phrases for equally expressive English equivalents, the practice is one to be eon detuned and not encouraged. There is some cxcu.-e for the use of foreign words by a per ?CII just commencing the study of a foreign language, but those who profess to be farnil iar with that and their own should certain!}' be able to translate the expressions tbev may meet in the course of their reading. It cannot certainly be said that the use of for eign expressions increases tbe number of those who can understand what is written, while the foolish mistakes continually made cither by the writer or the priuter ought certainly to lead to the avoidance of this course. It is unnecessary here to speak of gram matical mistakes, which are far 100 common, but wo must close with the expression of the wish that greater attention to literary execu tlon and an increased zeal for the preserva tion of the purity of our language may char acterize all writers for the press. The news paper has just passed its infancy, and is le- I ing educated for its work; thtra is befoie it | a future of power and glory greater than it S has yet attained.— lndustrial American. RICHES do not consist in having more gold and silver, but in having more in pro portion than our neighbors; whereby we are enabled to procure to ourselves a great er plenty of the conveniences of life than comes within their reach, who, sharing the gold and silver of the world in a less propor tion, want the means of plenty and power, and so are poorer. SUBSCRIPTION TERMS, &0 The IEQCISE* li publi*lledn\Ery fttfPAT morn lug be following rntns i Out TEAR, (is Ativan*,) s2.ofi " " flf not paii within lii not.).'.. " " (if not paid within tbe .Tir,p Of All papers uaUide of the county discontinued without notice, at the expiration of the time for which the subscription fans been paid. Single copies of tbe paper famished, in wrappers, at fire cents each. Communications on subjects of local or general ate rest, are respectfully solicited. To ensure at tention favor* of this kind mast invariably be accompanied by the name of the author, not for publication, bat as a guaranty against imposition. All Utters pertaining to business of the office should be addressed to JOHN LUTZ. Banrotp. PA. THE LATE SENATOR DOUGLAS. How he Looked, Dressed and Acted when a Young Man. Stephen A. Douglas first came to reside io Springfield, Illinois, sometime in April, 1.537. lie had already served one term in the Legislature, and had then recently been appointed, by President Van Buren, Reg ister of the Land Office of that place. At the date above mentioned, be was a little, active, wiry fellew, about five feet five, and weighed uot more than 110 pounds. He had a beardless, boyish face, dark blue lus trous eyes, a short thick neck, square shoul ders, and large round, bushy bead, which, somehow seemed much disproport toned to the sire of his frame. He dressed plainly and rather slovenly, for his wardrobe was rather scanty, and his finances at a low Altogether, he presented quite a youthful, and, atfiist view, unprepossessing appear- AIICC. Do* be was uncommonly quick and vivacious io couvcuuuo b , lj WJtu berant flow of animal spirits, which render ed him a delightful companion. Of a pecu liarly social turn, he soon made the ac quaintance and won the heart of every citi zen in the town; and what is more, like Themistocles of Athens, he knew them all by name. He attended all the local politic al gatherings, was present at all the village frolics, and took part in all the manly pass times of the day. He is said to have been especially fond of wrestling, and could throw a man twice bis weight. He paid assiduous court to the elderly dames, and danced with their young and interesting daughters ; but in treading the mazy meshes of Terpsichore he never was considered an expert. He went about with his pockets crammed with newspapers, pamphlets and other po litical documents, and when called upon for a speech was ready. If an opponent was to be demolished, there was no man so compe tent to the task : and he always carried the reeord with him to substantiate whatever charge he made. He was gifted in a rare degree with those peculiar qualities of head and heart wLich secure to their possessor the ascendency and the leadership in all matters of public concern. Even at that early peri od of his fortunes, his Democratic support ers considered him a prodigy of political wis dom, consulted him as they would an ora cle, and predicted for him a high destiny. But the more aspiring among his Whig ac quaintances, being jealous, perhaps, of his rising reputation, ridiculed his pretentions. Mr. Douglas was then just entering, as it were, upon his brilliant and cxampled pub lic career, and was himself scarcely conscious of the possession of those amazing powers of intellect which qualified bim for acting such a distinguished part in national affairs. —lllinois State Register. HEARING MOURNING. We long for the day when this custom shall be obsolete. It is unbecoming the truly afflicted one. The wearer says by the black garments: '-I have lost a dear friend. lam in deep sorrow. ' But true grief does - not wish to parade itself before the eye of the stranger; much less does it assert its ex tent. The stricken one naturally goes apart from the world to pour out the tears. Real affliction seeks privacy. It is no respect to the departed friend to say we are in sorrow. If we have real grief, it will be discovered. When God bas entered a household in the lawful chastisement of death, it is time for religious meditation and communion Nrith God on the part of the survivors. How sadly out of place, then, are the milliner, and the dressmaker, the trying on of dress es arid the trimming of bonnets. There is something profane in exciting the vanity of a young girl by fitting on a waist or tying on a bat, when the corpse of a father is lying in an adjoining room. It is a sacrilege to drag the widow forth from her grief to bo fitted for a gown, or to select a veil. It is often very oppressive to the poor. The wid ow, left desolate, with half a dozen little children, the family means already reduced by the long sickness of the father, must draw on her scanty purse to pay for a new wardrobe for herself and children, throvring away the goodly stock of garments already prepared, when she most likely knows not where she is to get bread for those littlo ones. Truly may fashion be called a tyrant, when it robs a widow of her last dollar. Surely your sorrow will not be questioned, even if you should not call in the milliner to help display it. Do not, in your affliction, help uphold a custom which will turn the afflictions of poorer neighbors to deeper pov erty, as well as sorrow.— The Central Bap tist. MANY years ago the good people of Lyme, Conn., were earnestly opposed in their ef forts to settle a pastor over the only church in town, by a cross-grained man by the name of Dorr. At a parish meeting, while the matter was under discussion, a half-witted fel'ow arose and said he wanted to tell a dream he had last night:—"l thought," he said, "thai X filed auX went *.a- -,L,,c wicked people go, and as soon as Satan saw nee, he asked where I came from.' "From Lyme, Conn.," I told him right out. "Ah ! and what were they doing in Lyme ? v he asked. "They are trying to settle a minis ter," I answered. "Settle a minister! he cried, "I must stop that. Bring me my boots; I must go to Lyme this very night." I then told him as he was drawing on his boots that Mr. Dorr was opposing the set tlement, and likely he would prevent it alto gether. "My servant Dorr," exclaimed his Majesty. "My servant Dorr! Here, take my boots, if my servent Dorr is at work, there is no need of my going at all.' " This speech did the business. Mr. Dorr made no further opposition The minister was settled, but his opponent carried the title of my "sarvent Dorr" with him to his grave. A SMILING FACE AND A KIND HEART.— Which will you do —smile, and make your household happy, or be crabbed, and make all those young ones gloomy, and the elder ones miserable? The amount of happiness you can produce is incalculable if you show a smiling face, akind heart, and speak pleas ant words. Wear a pleasant countena'nce; let jov beam in your eyes, and love glow on your forehead. There is no joy like that which springs from a kind act or a pleasant de?d ; and you will feel it at night when you rest, at morning when you rise, and through the day when about your business. 1 IT is with our thoughts as with our flow * era—those that are simple in expression ' carry their seed with them ; those that are i double charm the mind, but prodp.ee notb 'ag.