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A Postmaster is required to give notice by teller, (returning a paper anes not answer the law) when a subscriber uoes not take bis paper out of the office, and state tho reasons lor its not being taken; and a neglect to do so makes the Postmas ter repeoneibU to tho publishers (or the payment. 2. Any person who takes . paper from the Post office, whether directed to his nama or another, or whether he has subscribed ot not is responsible t'or the pay. 3. Il a person orders bis paper discontinued, be must pay all arrearages, or the publisher may ' <mtin ue to send it until payment is made, and lileot the whole amount, whether it be taken fro* •lie ojjiee or not. There can be no legal disoontin . lenec until tbe payment is made. 4. If the subscriber orders bis paper to be I topped at a certain time, and the publisher eon ! tinucs to send, the subscriber is bound to pay for ' it, i/ke take*ito,it of the Poet Office. The law proceeds upon tbe ground that a man must, psv for what he use§. 5. The courte have decided that refusing to take newspapers and periodicals from tho Post office, r.r removing and having Jhem uncalled for, is prima /acta evidence of intentional fraud. i , i & gusitxess (Sards. .1 .--G ;, -asgi ATTORNEYS AT LAW. J M . RK Y KOLDS, ATTORNEY AT LAW, BtSPrOBP, l'\. All 1 i 'rcs.i intrusted to him will be attended to wiiu gnat care. Upon notice wiil appear fot par tita iu ?!iits before Justices of the Peaco in any I of the county. Office with J. ff. Dickerson, Esq., on Juiiana St., next door north of Mengel House. itnarly. C . II O L A 11 A N , ATTORNEY -A T-LAW ,1 Reppuko, Pa. Jan. 28, 7-tf ... B. spine A. KING, jr. CFANG & KING, eJ ATTORNEYS. AT-LAW, Baopoitn, PA. Will prctuptly attend to all business intrusted to •heir care in Bedford and adjoining counties. 1 tfice in Gazette building, on the corner of pub- Square aod Juliana street. Sap IMMELT, AND LINGENFELTER, ATTORNEYS AT LAW, bbdpobd, PA. Have formed a partnership in the practice of the Law, in new brick building near the Lutheran Church. [April 1, 1860-tf A. POINTS, ATTORNEY AT LAW, BaDPonD, PA. Respectfully tenders his professional services t • the public. Office in the Iv.jui naßuilding, (second Boor.) iST~Collections promptly made. [April, 1'69-tf. ESPY M. alkip. ATTORNEY AT LAW, and Justice of the Peace, Beppori>, PA., Will faithfully and promptly attend to all busi ness entrusted to his care in Bedford andadjoin eonnties. Military claims, Pensions, back pay, Bounty, Ac. speedily collected. Office in room on Juliana Street lately occupied by Rsed A Schell Bankers. apl 1, 1883.—t1. | R. DURBORROW, ,J • ATTORNEY AT LAW, BEDFORD. PA., Will promptly attend to al] business intrusted to his car# in Bedford and adjoining Counties. Office on Juliana street in the building occu pied for many yeaTs by King <J Jordan, and late ly by Hall & Keagy. a.L. ItUSSKLL. J. B. LOSGEXECKRR F>USSELL A LONGENECKER, It Art TORSEYS A COUNSELLORS AT LAW, Bedford, Pa.. Will attend promptly and faithfully to nil busi ness entrusted to their care. Special attention given to coPectiona and the prosecution of claims for Back Pay, Bounty, Pensions. Ac. on Juliana street, south of the Court House. Apri 1:69:1yr. J* H'D. SHARPE E. F. KERR Sharps a kerr, A TTORNE YS-A T-LA IP. Will practice in the Courts of Bedford and ad joining counties. All business entrusted to their •are will receive careful and prompt attention. Tensions, Bounty, Back Pay, Ac., speedily col lected from the Government, Office on Juliana street, opposite the banking j us# of Reed A Scheil. Bedford. Pa. Apr l;69:tf I PHYSICIANS. JJK. a F. HARRY, Respectfully lenders his professional ser- ■ vices to the citizens of Bedford and vicinity. Office an 1 residonce on Pitt Street, in the building ' formerly occupied by Dr. J. 11. Ilofia*. [Ap'l 1,89. I MlB CBLL AN K 01' S. IACOB BRENNEMAN, J WOODBERKY, FA., -CRIVENER, CONVEVANCER, LICENSED CLAIM AGENT, and Es-Officio JUSTICE OF THE PEACE, Will attend to all business entrusted into his hands with promptness and despatch. Will remit mon ey by draft to any part of the country. 17sely J V ANIEL BORDER, I J PITT STBBET. TWO noons WKHT or rsi SUP ronn HOTKL, Bexroßn, PA. WATCHMAKER AND DEALER IN JEWEL RY. SPECTACLES. AC. He keeps on har.d a "rock of hue Gold and Sil ver Watches, Spectacles of Brilliant Double Refin 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. J) U. JT II O SS~A NDELIS ON, Respectfully tenders his professional services to the citizens of Bedford and vicinity. Office three doers East of the Bedford House. TAT Night calls attended to with promptness. I April 8, 1870-tf (i N HIC KO K . DENTIST. Office at the old stand in Bak.'v BTRILPIXO, Juliana St., BEDFORD. Ml operations pertaining to Bnrg ical and Mechanical Dentistry performed with care and WARRANTED. A nrrsthetics administered, when desired. Ar ■inl teeth inserted at, per let, SB.OO and up. ward. As I am deteimined to do a CASH BUSINESS or none, I have reduced the prices for Artificial Teeth of the various kinds, 20 per cent., and of Gold Fillings S3 per cent. This reduction will be made only to strictly Cash Patients, and all such will receive prompt attention. 7feb6B \y M. LLOYD > • BANKER. Transacts a General Banking Business, and makes collections on all accessible points ia the United States. GOVERNMENT SECURITIES. GOLD, SIL VER. STERLING and CONTINENTAL EXCHANGE bought and sold. 1 . S. REVENUE STAMPS of all descriptions always on hand. Accounts of Merchants. Mechanics, Formers and all other solicited. INTEREST ALLOWED ON TIME DEI 08ITS. Jan. 7, '7O. MARRIAGE CERTIFCATEB.—On hand and for sale at the Inquirer office, a fine assort :'■■■nt of Marriage Certificates. Clergymen and Justices should have them. LL'TZ & JORDASi Editors and Proprietors. irpo ADVERTISERS: THE BEDFORD INQUIRER. PUBLISHED EVERY FRIDAY MORNING, BY I-UTZ & J O R D A N , OFFICE ON JULIANA STIiEET, BEDFORD, PA. THE BEST ADVERTISING MEDIUM IN SOUTH- WESTERN PENNSYL VAN IA. CIRCULATION OVER 1500. HOME AND FOREIGN ADVERTISE MENTS INSERTED ON REA SONABLE TERMS. A FIRST CLASS NEWSPAPER TERNS OF SUBSCRIPTION: $2.00 PER ANNUM, IN ADVANCE JOB PRINTING: ALL KINDS OF JOB WORK DONE WITH NEATNESS AND DISPATCH, AND IN THE LATEST & MOST APPROVED STYLE, SUCH AS POSTKRS OF ANY SIZE, CIRCULARS, BUSINESS CARD.' WEDDING AND VISITING CARDS, BALL TICKETS, PROGRAMMES, CONCERT TICKETS, ORDER BOOKS, SEGAR LABELS, RECEIPTS, LEOAL BLANKS, PHOTOGRAPHER'S CARDS, BILL HEADS, LETTER HEADS, PAMPHLETS, PAPER BOOKS, ETC. ETC. ETC. ETC. ETC Our ffteilitia* for doing *ll kinds of Job Printing *re squalled by Tory few ostablishmenU in the country. Orders by mail promptly filled. All letters ihoold be addressed te LETZ * JORDAN. .3 ?ioial d\',u i J fnrial jilffcuspapct, 23fbotftJ to politics, Obitcation, Hitpratutc anti J&otals. It effort Inquirer. ITEMS. A private letter front Wyoming says: j "Now send along your superfluous women!", which is as much as to say that the aet was passed for the especial purpose of enticing the ladies to tfco Territory. AN important rumor has been circulated ihal Minister Thornton protested against the ratification by this Government of the D iricn ship canal treaty, on the ground that | it violates the provisions of the treaty be | tween the United States and England, pro i viding that in such enterprises both coun tries shall be equal partners. fHE vote in the Indiana Conference of the M. E. church on the question of lay delega tion stands 2,812 for aud 2,277 against, in the several districts, and the miuisterLl vote before the Conference was sixty -seven in favor. Txw miijacHjt Nporfc i <k> OO mittee on tbe "Methodist Book Concern was endorsed, on the ground that ten persons wore more likely to be correct in the judg inent of the case than three. SENATOR REVELS does not seem inclined j to accept the patronage cf any one. He ! exacts all the etiquette due to his office, and ! to a man who thought ha was conferring a 1 favor by inviting him to call at his rooms j at Willard's, the Senator replied: "/am at 2S North A street, and shall be p'easqd to I havcyoH call on me." A \ JKGINIA correspondent writes that 1 notwithstanding the friends of Mrs. Stone- j wall Jackson have indignantly denied the re port that that lady was soon to be married ! to a well known Boston millionaire, it is not very probable that they will deny that she is soon to be married to one of Virginia's ; most distinguished divine?. THE HOUSE decides by a close vote in fa- 1 vor of increasing its membership. The sup plementary act of 'O2 limited the number of j Representatives to 241. The present bill i increases the number to 275, with suitable ; provision for the rights of new States yet to be erected. Tbe main oposition was made by Republican members. With so close a vote in the House, the fate of the measure ; in the Sena'c is very uncertain. THE passage of the Congressional appor : tionuicnt bill I y the House on Monday is | regarded as a shrewd dodge on tbe part of the west and south to gain additional power i and, in fact, control the action in making 1 the permanent apportionment. A few slight concessions were made to the eastern and middle States, but in the main the new ad i ditional members will come from the south and west. The eastern members f'ougbl tho bill hard, but tbe west and south carried it through l>y their combined strength. In the Chicago Common Council Monday night a report was presented stating that during the late war the railway companies were allowed, in consideration of the in creased cost of iron aud other materials, to raise their fare from five to six cents, for those not buying tickets, but that now, ou account of the depreciation in prices, the rates should be reduced, and if the compa nies do not make such reduction in ten days the Corporation Counsel will investigate whether they have not, by such illegal charges, forfeited their charters. THE Louisville C< 'trier—Journal is not excessively complimentary to these Demo crats who lave so suddenly changed their bate into affection for I lieiaffiMorcd brother. That paper say?: When a man who has been a rampant se cessionist and a bull-headed hater of aboli tionism all his suddenly takes the negro to his arms as a long-lost brother or sister and commences to abuse the white people at the same time, ycu have but to point your j gun at him and pull the trigcr if you wish 1 to shoot down a full blown scalawag in search ' of negro votes. THE vitality statistic* of Michigan have : ju?t been published. The fact brought out : that will strike the reader as the most sin -1 gular is, that the professional men were the ; longest-lived class. The average age ofclor • gymen and physicians was 5'J years, while that of farmers was 51,27 years, being even ; less than that ot shoemakers, whose average age was 55,50. Clerks enjoyed a shorter jife than any other class, only 33.14 years j being allotted to them. Of the various dis ■ eases that swept away the people, consump ' tion was the most fatal, its victims number | jng 841, out of a total number of deaths of S 0,326. THE liazar originated in rather a curious way. A Get man servant girl who was em ! ployed in the family of Fletcher Harper, Jr, used to receive the Bazar of Berlin from her friends at home. The ladies of the family happening to see the paper, sugges ted the feasibility of establishing a similar periodical in this country. The project was carried out, and an arrangement was effec ted, as already stated, to obtain advance sheets and duplicate plates from the Bazar. It is not generally known that the Paris fashions are copied from Berlin, and by the present arrangement the newest styles arc published in New York simultaneous with —if not in advance of those in Paris. THERE is said to be living in the neigh borhood of Dumfries, Prince William coun ty, Va, the widow of a revolutionary sol dier—Mrs. Chloe Flatford, who has reached the unusual age of 115 years. She enjoys good health, but is very deaf, and her eye sight is somewhat impaired. She has lost all of her teeth, but has a thick suit of gray hair. Her memory is good. She says she was a grown woman at the time of the sur render of Lord Comwallis at Yorktown. She is in the receipt of a pension from the United States Government, and is very comfortably cared for. Tbe old lady both chews and smokes tobacco. GEN. VAN VLEIT at the Philadelphia meeting to honor the death of General Thom as, said: "We entered West Point together; we studied together; we roomed together; we graduated together, and we were assign ed to the same regiment and ordered to Flo ida; and there in the everglades, in the war in Mexico, and in the late rebellion, we were more or less together, and in all that time I never knew him to be guilty of an unkind word or act. He stated to me a short time before being transferred to the command of California, that he had never solicited an appointment or asked for a promotion. This was characteristic of the man who, in the face of defeat, could carry the field of Chickamauga." BEDFORD, PA.. FKI PAY, MAY 6, 1870. MAY. 1 he red-winged merle from bendiog spray, With graceful pinions poising, Pourg out a liquid roundelay In jubilant rejoiciDg: The cock-grouse drums on sounding log- The fox forsakes tho cover. The woodcock pipes from fen and bog, From upland leas the plover. The speckled trout darts up the stream Beneath the rustic bridges, IV bile flocks of pigeons glance acd gleam O er beech and maple ridges: 1 he golden robin thrills bis note Among the netted shadows, 1 he bob o'-link, with mellow throat, Makes musical the meadows. The peeping frogs with silver bells, In rhythmical ovation, King out a chime of treble swells Iu aru.tl,lui\4*n ■ The low of kine is mingling with The song of lark and sparrow. And fallow fields are growing blithe Beneath the plough and harrow. The moon all night, serene and white, i On lake and stream is glowing, While rippling fountains seek her light, Through woodland valleys flowing; And all night long a low sweet song Sweeps o'er the misty hollow, From marsh and fen, from hill and glen, I-'rom brook, and field, and fallow. It is the time of pleasant things, When Love makes up bis issues, And hearts well up, like bidden springs, From rusted cells and tissues — A time to hear at break of day A silver-chorused matin— A liquid fretwoik in crochet On atmospheric satin, — A time to feast the soul, the eyes, To watch each bird that passes, And half surmise that birds are wise, And men are only asses; And then to turn aud raise the load With weary shoulders bending, And take the old, well beaten road That leads—unto tho ending. GKOKCE W. SEARS. —From Lippincott' * Magazine for Nay. TJIK following exquisite hymn, written for the occasion by John G. Whittier, was sung by the choir of Arlington Church, Boston, during the funeral services over the remains of the HOD. Auson Bftrliiigame; With silence only as their benediction God's angels ccme, Where in the shadow of a great affliction The soul sits dumb. Yet would we say what every heart approvetb, Our Father's will, Calling to Ilim the dear ones whom he loveth, In mercy still. Not npon us or ours the bolemn angel Hath evil wrought The funeral anthem is a glad evangel; The good die not. God calls our loved ones, but we loved not wholly What He has given; They live ou earth in thoughts and deeds as truly As in His Heaven. KENNETH'S AMBUSCADE. BY AMY RANDOLPH. ' Throe girls domiciled in the very next room ! By the beard of Mahomet and Con- j fucius' spectacles, there's an end of my writing for one month, at least!" Kenneth Ross pushed his papers into a confused heap, shut his writing-desk with a vindictive snap, and lighted a cigar in a; sort of quiet dispair. "Three chattering, noisy, giggling girls —three of 'em. each with a tongue three times its proper length! There's my cou sin Flora, Alice Aymer, and Rosa Fernall— blue eye?, black eyes, and melting gray; by the way, that little monkey Rosa isn't bad looking. J rather fancy that peculiar shade of filbert brown hair, and big gray eyes, and checks where the blood flutters like a pink ; pennon. Rosa Fernall would mtke a tolcra- i ble study for my next heroine. I may as well put her to some useful purpose. Ileigho ! Itliiuk Aunt Meg was crazy to invite all those girls here at once." Kenneth Ross paused a moment, as the merry peal of girlish laughter echoed io the adjoiniug apartment. He bit his lip. "They're laughing at me, I'll bet my opal scarf-pin. Girls always think a bachelor fair game; they've no more respect for the dignity of man than so many Brazilian monkeys. 1 see nothing so very ridiculous in my manners, or personal appearance." And Mr. Ross loooked rather complacent ly in the mirror opposite, which reflected an oval brown face, with shining black hair and mustache, brilliant dark eyes, and a mirthful, spirited mouth. Tup, tap, tap, sounded softly on the panel of his door, even while he was engage! in taking this poreotial survey of himself, and he bad just time to take his heels off the tabie before Miss Flora Edgeworth put her sunshiny little head into the room. "Cousin Kenneth, are you there?" "Well, what's wanting now ?" was Mr. Ross' rather ungracious response. "May we couie in?" "Why, you'll come iu, whether I grant permission or not, and I may as well say yes." "I just want the girls to see what a dear little scholarly den you've got here, all hung with pictures and meerschaums and deer's horn?, and darling dismal skulls, and—" Flora threw open the door, and admitted her two companions—rosy, laughing dam sels of eighteen and twenty one. "Here he is, girls, the old bachelor, as be appears in his native wilds." "Now I tell you what, young ladies," said Mr. Ross, throwing his half smoked cigar deliberately out of the window, "I'll trouble you to be a little less unceremoni ous." For Alice and Flora had pounced on his sheets of loose manuscript like honey bees on a bed of heliotrope, and were already laughing over the rather illegible cbirog rapby. Miss Fernall stood near the door a little confused and very pretty, in her blushes and uncertainty. "Alice! Floral don't t" she appealed. "It's no use, Miss Rom!" said Kenneth dispairingly. "They are regular little pirates, and I don't see why they don't hoist the black flag at once, and hare done ) with it. Girls, tn'N you be so kind as to leave my writing desk alone? Where's your homage to the dignity of manhood ?" "What an absurd idea, Kenneth," said . Flora audaciously, as she tried the key of the desk. "The digDity of manhood, in deed ! I for one never could properly ap preciate it." "That is your own loss," said Mr. Ross, solemnly. "A woman is—well, she's noth ing but a womao; while a man possesses all the majesty of human nature, combined with— There's no use in looking in that drawer, unless you are particularly inter ested in blacking brushes and old boots." "How can you, Flora?" pleaded the shocked Rosa. "Oh, my! Girls," twittered Miss Edge worth ecstatically, "here's a bottle of real farina cologne! Out with your pocket handkerchiefs, quick! Goon, Ken.; what j were you saying about the majesty of-- j what's its name?" But Mr. Ross preserved a stately si j lence. j "Don't be cross, Kenneth," said Flora, 1 sprinkling a scented dew on her yellow j curls from the slender, foreign shaped hot- ! tie. "We're going down to the post-office I now. Rosa Fernall has written a twelve : page letter to her sweet-heart out iu Can : , ada—" "Flora!" exclaimed Rosa Fernall, turn- j ing scarlet. —"And," pursued the relentless Flora, "we're going to post it. Come girls; the sun is getting more oppressive every mo ment." And the next moment Mr. Ross was left alone in the Summer silence of the room, i with the heavy musk rose nodding at the open casement, and the dreamy murmur ; of maple boughs and far-off bees in his ear. "A twelve-page letter to her sweetheari!" pondered Mr. Kenneth, with a very omin ous contraction of his eyebrows. "She must have had something very interesting to | write. I wonder who he is. Canada, eh? ! 1 wish it was Van Dietuan's Land." Mr. Ross rose from his easy chair, aud j began to walk up and down the floor. "It's too confounded hot to breathe here!" he gait s , impatiently taking up his straw hat. "I'll go and take a tramp in the i woods. Twelve pages! what could she have found to fill up twelve pages?" Flora Edgeworth had succeeded io plant ing a rankling thorn in her cousin's breast j all unconscious though she had been. The sun was low iu the cloudless west ern sky when Kenneth Ross returned from his abstracted ramble in the woods, and the wide, old-fashioned country house was very still, as he ascended the oaken staircase and ; went absently along the corrider toward his own apartment. "Hallo I" Mr. Ross gazed vacantly around the room with something of the bewildered feeling } that might have belonged to the Eastern j : Prince, when he found himself transported I I'rotn pole to pole in an enchanted dream. "I'm in the wrong room, Ido believe— I for there is Flora Edgeworth's white zeph- ' j yr shawl on the bed, and Rosa's black vel ! vet Derby hat, and no end of ribbons and gloves and lace collars on the bureau. I , don't sec how I ever came to make such a blunder—l must have been in a brown I study!" lie balanced the coquettish little black velvet "Derby hat" on his hand as he spoke. "So this is the fashionable style of cha /tcau, efc? It certainly is a fact that women borrow their chief dress nowadays from the I nobler sex. This hat is just a fac simile o( my last summer's tile, aud that little saque I : with the big horn buttons is my cut-away j coat over again, I wonder now whether j I llosa's little hat would fit me!" | 31 r. Ross adjusted the article of dress ! jauntily on one side of his curls and view cd himself, not ill pleased, in the large mirror. "Upon my word, it don't look so bad, only this long flapping vail is confounded ly in the way. And now where's the saque? A little tight in the sloaros, but otkorwuio quite a decent fit, if a fellow holds his arms j well back. There's Alice's blue muslin dress. I've two minds and a half' to put ! them OD, just for the joke of the thing." A momentary silence ensued, broken by the rustling of muslin. "Don't meet around the waist by a good six inches, but I can hold it up. I wonder what makes the thing drag on the floor and -ling round one's legs so. Oh, I know— the crinoline ought to go under." For the "dignity of manhood" we arc re luctant to chronicle the fact that our hero, intent- on his tableau solitarie, did actually, then and there, proceed to the closet and piratically take down a hoop-skirt, which he solemnly put on. "Jupiter! how comical it feels!" he ejaculated, with au amused face. "Why, I shouldn't dare to go within a yard of a vase or statuette, and I'm quite certain I'd swamp all the chairs and tables I came near. Bother this trailing muslin—always in the way I" For Mr. Ross had unthinkingly plunged his masculine boot through the delicate fab ric of the dress. "I'm not cirtain but that I should make quite a nice looking woman." mused Len neth, strutting backward and forward before the mirror, with his Derby hat balanced daintily, and the blue muslin revealing about j a foot and a half of calf-skin boot and trow- j sers. "On the whole—Tomb of the Prophet! j is that the girls?" Mr. Ross gave a blindly desperate jerk at ; his sacque, and a pull at the crinoline ; but j all in vain. The sweet, gay voices, inter- j mingled here and there with a ring- j ing laugh, or a snatch of song, drew nearer and nearer. For an instant Mr. Ross wild- j ly contemplated a rush through the hall to his own door, but a moment's reflection c-on- ; vinced him that such a retreat would be rim- i ply impossible. "I must stay aud face it out!" thought j he, with a cold perspiration breaking out on j his forehead; "but hold on there's the ! closet. It's just possible they will only stay here a minute or two." And Mr. Kenneth Ross, totally oblivious ! of the "majesty of man," fled precipitately into the closet, stumbling over the crinoline and muslin in a most disastrous manner, and hopelessly splitting open the scams of poor Alice's sacque. jto"Why the deuce didn't I think to secure the key?" he thougt, as the girls streamed into the room. "However, I can hold tight on the door handle, If any one attempts to get in. If\ By Jove, if the girls should see me in this rig I should never hear the last of it. I don't see either, why I'm not obliged to play eavesdropper against my will!" He leaned up against the shelves, and breathlessly awaited the progress of events. "V hy !" ejaculated a soft voice—Rosa's own—"where'B my Derby? Was I careless enough to leave it down stairs? Flora you have hidden it." "I wonder what you'll accuse me of next?' said Flora, in an injured voice. You told Mr. Ross that cousin Simon's letter was to —to —'' "Your sweetheart! Well, he ought to be, T'm sure. Mr. Simon Myntrose is the handsomest young man I know." "Oh, Flora 1 he don't compare with Mr. Ross." "Rosa Fernall, be honest," said Flora, ' speaking indistinctly, with two or three hair- I pins in her cherry mouth; "which do you I like best—Cousin Ken., or Simon Mon- I trose?" I "Flora !" i -'Tell me now, honestly." The answer came in a low, half inaudible | voice. | "Kenneth!" The heart under Alice's sacquc gave a great joyous jump. Mr Kenneth Ross' head came in contact with something on the upper shelf, and down came a rain of band boxes on his occiput. There was an instant's terrified silence, and then all the girls began to scream in chorus. "Mercy," ejaculated -Mice, "what is it?'' "How silly we all are," said Rosa tremu lously; "it's only the cat." "As if a cat could make such a noise as that," sobbed Flora. "Call Unele JohD. Bring a revolver. Alice, do look and see what it is." "No—you look," faltered Alice, retreating behind the bureau. "I'll look myself," said Rosa Fernall, bravely advancing to the rescue. But when the door handle refused to turn, even she blenched. "Some one is holding the door inside. Call the men." "There's no necessity." quoth a voice from behind the panels, and the next mo ment the closet door flew ojien. disclosing a tall form in blue muslin and crinoline, and a countenance whose utter sheepishness can never be described. "Cousin Ken." shrieked Flora. "Mr. Ross," faltered Miss Ferna)!. "W r hy, it can't be possible," ejaculated Alice. Aud then the three girls clung to each other in irrepressible paroxysms of laughter. "The fact is ladies," commenced Kenneth confusedly, "I— Won't sotne one help me off with this mousetrap of a hoopskirt? Miss Alice, I'm very sorry I've split vour sacque open, but— Well, if you won't stop laugh ing I can't explain, that's the long and the short of it." But Rosa Fernall had stopped laughing already and the pink of her cheeks was deep ening into scarlet. She had just remember" ed the words carelessly spoken in that, very room not five minutes ago. In an inexplicably short space oftiinc Mr Ross had torn off his feminine adornments, and fled ignorniniously, followed by the peals of laughter of his cousin and Alice Aymer. Rosa—strange little piece of contradiction— hud began to cry. "Poor little thing ! she's hysterical," said Aunt Meg, who had just appeared on tbe scene. But Rosa Fernall was not hysterical. The full, delicious moon of Summer was in the mid-heaven that oignt, as Kenneth Ross strolled into the gardon, moodily puf fing at a cigar, and contemplating the feasi bility of leaving Warburgh to avoid tbe girls' sarcasm. "I was a fool!" quoth Kenneth, aloud ; "but — Who's thero?" It was Rosa, with two or three white clove pinks in her band, coming from the lower part of the garden. And by the full bril liant moonlight, Kenneth saw the traces of tears on her cheek. "Rosa, you have been crying!" * "No, I Imveu'i I" Audio prove tlie truth of her assertion, Rosa began to cry afresh. "Look here, Rosa," said the young man gravely, "I have been thinking of leaving Warburgh to-morrow." Rosa cried on. "But," pursued Mr. Ross, "IT stay if— if—you'll only tell me to my face what you told my cousin when I was hidden away like a great, foolish rat in a trap, Rosa' Speak to me, little one !" "Whatshall I tell you " faltered Rosa. "That you love me ! that you will be my dear and cherished wife !" And she told him so —in the language lovers best like to hear. And Mr. Kenneth Ross stayed in Warburgh, and braved the ridicule of Alice and Flora, with little Rosa marshaled on his side. But he never read the girls any more homilies on the dignity of manhood, or the majesty of human nature. To use Miss | Flora's expressive language, "It wouldn't have gone-down!"— N. V. Ledger. ADVICE TO PARENTS. —A letter from a druggist calls attention to the enormous sale of a preparation known as ' 'soothing syrup," an analysis of which is alleged to detect a large per centage of morphine, and from which several cases of narcotie poisoning have been reported in menieal periodicals of high authority. It is averred that not only are children proportionately less toler ant thau adults of the action of opiates, but that in them the operation of these drugs is exceedingly capricious and uncertain, and hence medical writers are unanimous in im pressing tbe utmost caution in their admin istration to the young. Hoffman states that opiates arc dangerous to children, not only in their immediate effects, but as lead ing, in some instances, to "permanent men tal imbecility and loss of museular power," and warns against the popular custom of giving anodynes for slight attacks of colic or other pain. EAR ACHE.—There is scarcely any -ache to which children are subject So bad to bear and so difficult to cure as ear ache. .-But there is a remedy never known to fail. Take a bit of cotton batting, put upon it a pinch of blaek pepper, gather it up and tie it, dip it in sweet oil, and insert it in the ear. Pat a flannel handkerchief over the head to keep it warm. It will give immediate relief. THE press, the pulpit, the petticoats— tho three ruling powers of the day. The first spreads knowledge, the eecocd, morals, and the third spreads considerably. VOL. 43: NO 18. MARRIAGE. Marriage is a fair transaction on tho face 1 ov it. But i.here iz quite too often put-up jobs in it. It ig an old institushnn, older than the pyramids,, aud az phull ov. hyroglypics that nobody can prase. History holds its tongue who the pair waz who first put on the silkeo harness, and promised to work kind in it, thru thick and thin, up hill and down, and on the level, rain or shine, survive or perish, sink or swir i, drown or float. But whoever they wos, they must have mado a good thing of it, or so menny ov their posterity would not hav harnessed up since and drove oat. Thare is a great moral grip to marriage ; it iz tbe morter that holds the soshul bricks together. But there ain't but darn few pholks who put their money in matrimony who could sit >k>o and (ri written opinyon win on artii they com to did it This iz a grate proof that it iz one ov them natural kind of ackidents that hap pen, jr.-t az birds fly out ov the Best when tbey hav feathers enuff, without being able tew tell why. borne marry for buty, and never diskovcr their mistake; this is lucky. Bum marry for money, and don't see it. Sum marry for pedigree, and (eel big for six months, and then very sensibly cuui tew the conclusion that pedigree ain't no better than skim milk. Some marry bekawe3 they bav bin high sted sum where else; this is a cross match, a bay and sorrel; pride may make it endu rable. Sum uiatry for love without a cent in their pocket, nor a friend in the world, nor a drop of pedigree. This looks desperate, but it is tkit strength of the game. If marrying for love ain't a success then matrimony is a ded beet. Sum marry because they think wimmiu will be scarce next year, and live tew won der how tbe crop holds out. Sum marry to get rid of themselves, and discover that the game was one that two could play at, and neither win. Sum marry the second time to get even and find it a gambling game—the more they put down the less they take up. Sum marry tew be happy, and not find ing it, wonder where all the happiness goes when it die?. Sum marry they can't tell why. and live tbey can't tell how. Almost everybody gets married and it is a good joke. Sum many in haste, and then sit down and think it carefully over. Sum think it over carefully fust, and then set down and marry. Roth ways are right, il they hit the uiaik. Sura marry rakes to convert them. This iz a little risky, and takes a smart mission ary to do it. Sum marry coquetts. This is like buying a poor farm heavily mortgaged, and work ing tho balance of your days to clear off the mortgages. Married fife haz its chances, and this iz just what gives it its favor. Every boddy luves to phool with the chances, bekauze every boddy expects to win. But I am authorized tew state that everyboldy don't win. But after all, married life iz full az cer tain az dry goods bizness. No man can swear exactly where he will fetch up when he touches calico. Kno man kan tell jist what calico haz made up its mind to do next. Calico don't know even herself. Dry goods ov all kinds iz the child ov cir cumstansis. Sum never marry, but this iz just ez ris ky; the disease iz tbe same, with another name to it. The man who stands on the banks shiv ering, and dassent, iz more apt tew ketch cold than him who pitches hiz bead fust in to the river. TKaro xar bat fow wbo acici LUdiij If kause they wont —they all hanker, and most on them starve with bread before them (spread on both sides) just for the lack of grit Marry young / iz mi motto. I hev tried it, and I kuow what I am talking about. If enny boddy asks you why you got tuar ried (if needs be), tell him you don't read lekt. Marriage iz a safe way to gamble—il' you win, yu win a pile, and if you loze, you don't lose ennytbiog, only tho privilege of living dismally alone, and soaking your own feet I repeat it, in italics, marry yuny ' Tber iz but one good excus. for a uiar riage late in life, and that iz—" nrcond mar \ riaye.—Josh Biffiny*. "WANTEU." There is a long catalogue of wants yet wanted. Wanted, men who will condemn wrong in friend or foe —fear or favor; wrong I in themselves as well as others, themselves before others. Wanted , men who know I their places and will fill them, and not push for other and greater and more lucrative and responsible, which thev can't fill. It is the i push of small men into big places, the over leaping of ambition which so embarrasses affairs, movements of govtrnuients, armies, and finance. Wanted, men who know their own businc-s, will stick to that, and let everybody's else alone; who will be con'ent that God shall rule the universe without their engineering, and that uiun shall go his way without their meddling. Wanted, men "not too lazy to work, nor 100 proud to be poor; willing to eat what they have earned aud wear only what they have pail tor." Wanted, men with no hinges in their knees, no criuging in their manner, uo craven in their hearts, who are going to stand up straight in their honest manhood, not flunky to money, or learning, or place, or circum stance —only and always and everywhere downright, self respecting men. Wanted, men who shall be men in treatment of their wives—not Jiitter, cynical, Mipercil'Sus domi neering, aggravating; hat men of the chari ties and courtesies they show to other wo men, with a little ot the chivalry flung in. HantaZ, men who sre going to stick by one another in tbeir straits; who ate going to make friendship no fiction, trade no cheat ing, politics no barter, religion no form, life no shipwreck and death no horror! Mr. SMITH says that "a lady can - show anger as well by her back, in leaving a ! room, as by her face," This must be when 1 her "back is up." 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The following is from a communication iu Hearth and Home, by an eminent phyei cian : "Called to prescribe for Mrs Andrew's inflamed eyes; learned that she had a bit of cinder in her eyes; occurred while traveling in the cars four days ago; eye very much in flamed, painful and attended with severe head ache. This is one of hundreds of cases where a little knowledge would not have been a dangerous thing, and would save a world of pain. Nothing is more distressing to a traveler than a piece of cinder in the eye, and no dis-rder is moreeasily reme died. Calling the family together. I pro ceeded to show them that it was not an eye wash that Mrs. Andrews needed to relieve her suffering, but the removal of the foreign substance. The cinder will be found just underneath the margin of the upper lid, where there is a small groove or gutter for the flow of tears to the inner angle of the eye. Foreign bodies tend to fall into this groove, and if they are very angular, like cinder, they ad here in spite of the current of tears which now Sow in great abundance, and sooner or later carry off smooth substances. Now if yon will raise the margin of the upper lid and turn it over, the cinder or grain of sand will be exposed; and may easily be removed with the point of a pencil, or with the finger covered by a handkerchief. I then demonstrated this simple operation on 01 eof the boys, thus: Taking my pen cil in my tight fingers, with the thumb and first finger of ury left hand I seized the eye lashes of the upper lid, and drawiug the lid gently out from the ball, jtressed the point of the pencil downward upon the upper sur face of the lid, about one fourth of an inch from its margin, and at the tame time car ried the uiarcin upward o"cr the pencil by the eve lashes, when the lid readily rolled over the pencil so as to expose completely the gutter described. I then asked one of the young ladies to perform this operation upon bcr mother, which, after two or three failures, she ac complished, and as I had predicted, small angular pieces of cinder were found beneath the matgin of the lid, which she very adroit ly T< moved with the point of the pencil. Mrs. Andrews expressed immediate re lief. So much interest was felt in this pain less operation, that all in turn performed it, being much aided by requiring the person operated upon to look downward when the lid was being everted, and upward when the operator wished to restore the lid." A RE VOLUTION ART SOLDIER was running for Congress, and his opponent was a young man, who had "never been to the wars," and it was the custom of the old revolu tionary hero to tell the hardships he had endured. Said he : ''Fellow-citizens : I have fought and bled i for my country- I helped to whip the British ■ and the Indians. 1 have slept on the field Jul' battle, with no other covering than the canopy of heaven. I have walked over the frozen ground till every footstep was marked with blood—" Just about this time one of the sovereigns, who had become greatly interested in his tale of sufferings, waked up in front of the speaker, wiped the tears from his eyes with the extremity of his coat tail, and interrupt ed him with: "Did you say you had font the British and the Injins?" "Yes, sir." "Did you say you slept on the ground, while serving your country, without any kiver?" "I did." "Did you say your feet etovered the ground you walked over with blood ?" "Idid," said the speaker, exultiogly. "Well, then," said the sovereign, as he gave a sigh of tearful emotion, "I guess I'll vote for t'other fellow; for I'll be blamed if you ain't done enough for your country." TUB PEACAV XER MANY of our readers are familiar with an oblong brow nut, offered for sale in most of our fruit and confectionary stores, and known as the pecan nut. ft belongs to the hickory family, and is a native of the extreme South ern States, being found in the greatest abundance in Southern Louisiana and Tex as. Within the past few years considerable attention has been paid to its cultivation in the States named. It is a very productive fruit, a tree at full maturity yielding from one to two barrels, which sell readily at from twenty five to thirty-five dollars per barrel. It thrives well in any good hickory soil, and succeeds admirably in the "bottoms" or rich ridge soils of Florida, Texas, Louisiana and other Southern States. MEAN MEN. —Henry Ward Beecher says of mean men : "I have hope of wicked men; slender hope of a mean one. A wick ed man may be converted and become a prominent saint. A mean men onght to be converted six or seven times, ono right af ter the other, to give him a fair Btart and put him on an equality with a bold, wicked man. I have known men who thought the object of conversion was to cleanse them as a garment is cleansed and that when they are converted they were to be hung up in the Lord's wardwrobe, the door of which was to be shut, so that no dust could get at them. A coat that is not used, the moths eat; and a christian who is hang np so that he shall not be tempted, the rnotbs eat him; ami they have poor food at that." To RENEW SILK OR RIBBONS.— Scrape several large potatoes and put a pint of cold water over theui; when settled, pour it off, spread your silk upon the table, and jwot with a sponge a small part of the silk, and iron with a fiat-iron just a little warmei than you can handle with your hands bare. If it is too hot it will burn your si ;k. I have just done over a silk dress that I have had four years, and it looks almost as well as new. To stiffen ribbons or old silk, take a lump of gum arabic about as large as a hick ory nut; dissolve it in a pint of water, and dip the silks or ribbons into it, and iron them immediately. If they are soiled, they should be washed and dipped in a weak solution of alum water. AN important scrap of news has con.e from the ancient land of Moab. A scribed stone was found almost in th of that once war like kingdom or Mesha, a monarch whose name r the " Book ot Kings,'' has reoorf his exploits. There are also oa which occur in Scripture, ar identified, facilitate the work