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TATEMENT OF ASSETS, January 1, 1858,
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MVISION AND FISH STORE.
PHE subscriber has opened a Grocery, Pro
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' Intel, where he has just received a fine
"stment of fresh
1 i; which may he found fine Coffee, Sugar,
Molasses, Syrups,. Cheese, Crackers,
Ham, Shoulder, Fine AMi ton and Dairy
kt. Tobacco, Segars, Soap, &<:.
hso, Drooms, Tubs, Buckets, Baskets, and a
*?- iisortment of Willow-ware, which he
for cash very cheap.
• "ill pay Cash for Butter, Lard, Potatoes,
1 see prices, and judge for yourselves.
CHEAP GOODS AGAIN!
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- ck of goods of Samuel Comfort, con
, kinds of DRY GOODS, suitable
'-Mies, Gentlemen and Children, Grocer-
Readymadc Clothing, Ac.,
' filing off the entire stock
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lights best Window ISash, from 8x
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THE HOPE, THE STAR, THE VOICE.
There is a hepe, a blessed hope.
More precious and more bright,
Than all the Joyous mockery
The world esteems delight.
There Is a star, a lovely star,
That lights the darkest gloom.
And sheds a peaceful radiance o'er
The prospects of the tomb.
There is a voice, a cheering voice,
That lilts the soul above,
Dispels dissrustful, anxious doubt,
And whispers, Uod is love.
'That voice is heard from Calv'ry's height,
And speaks the soul forgiven;
That Star is Revelation's light—that
Hope, tile Hope of Heaven.
ONE GOOD DAY'S WORK.
' I 've done a good day's work, if 1 never
do another,' said Mr. Uarluw, rubbing his
hands together briskly, and with the air of
a man who felt very much pleased with
'And so have I.' Mrs. Harlow's voice
was in a much lower tono, and less exul
tant, yet indicative of a spirit at peace with
' Let us compare notes,' said Mr. Har
low, in the contident manner of one who
knows that victory w ill he on his side 'and
see which has done the best day's work.'
'You. of course,' returned the gentlehcart
'We shall see. Let the history of your
day's doings precede miuc.'
'No,' said Mrs. Harlow, 'you shall give
the first experience.' <
' Very well.' And, full ul his subject,
Mr. Harlow began: 4 You remember the
debt of Warfield, about which I spoke a
few months ago ?'
• I considered it desperate—would have
sold out my interest at thirty cents on the
dollar when I left home this morning.
Now the whole claim is secure. 1 had to
scheme a little. It was sharp practice.
But the thing is done. 1 do not believe
that another creditor of NVarfield's will get
a third of his claim.
'The next operation,' continued Mr.
Barlow, ' 1 consider about as good. About
a year ago, 1 took fifty acres of land in
Erie county for debt, at a valuation of live
dollars an acre. I sold it to-day for ten.
1 don't think the man knew just what he
was buying. He called to see about it,
and I asked ten dollars an acre at a venture,
when he promptly laid down one hundred
dollars to bind the bargain. If I never
,-ee him again 1 am all right. That is
transaction number two. Number three
is pleasant to remember. 1 sold a lot of
goods, almost a year out of date, to a young
country merchant for cash, lie thinks he
has a bargain; and perhaps lie has, but i
would have let thciu goat any time during
the past six months at a loss of thirty per
cent., and thought the sale a desirable one.
Now there is my day's work, Jenny, and
it is one to be proud of. I take some credit
to myself for being, upon the whole, a
pretty bright sort of man, and bound
to go through. Let us have your story,
now.' • Let us hear of the piles of stitching
and the piles of good things you made.'
< No, nothing of that,' said Mrs. Bar
low, with a slight veil of feeling covering
her pleasant voice. 'I had another mean
ing when I spoke ot having accomplished
a good day's work. And now, as my do
ings will bear no comparison to yours, I
think of declining their rehearsal.'
'A bargain is a bargain, Jenny,'said
3lr. Barlow. 'Word-keeping is a cardi
nal virtue, So let your story be told.—
\ ou have done a good day's work in your
estimation, for you said so. Go on, lam
Mrs. Barlow hesitated. But after a
little more urging, began her story of a
good day's work, liur voice was a little
subdued; and there was an evident shrink
ing from the subject about which she felt
constrained to speak.
'I resolved last night,' said she, 'after
passing some hours of self examination
and self upbraiding, that I would, lor one
day, try to possess my soul in patience.
And this day has been the trial day. Shall
I go on V
.Mrs. Barlow looked up with a timid,
half-bashful air at her husband. She did
not meet his eyes, for he had turned them
' Y'QS, dear Jenny, go on.'
The husband's buoyancy of tone
THURSDAY, AUGUST 26, 1868.
gone. In its place was something tender
'Little Eddy was unusually fretful this
morning, as you will remember. He
seemed perverse, I thought—cross as we
call it. I was tempted to speak harshly
two or three times; but, remembering my
good resolution, I put on the armor of
patience, and never let him hear a tone.
Dear little fellow! When I went to Wash
him, after breakfast, 1 found by one of his
cars a small imflamed boil. It has made
him cross and worrysomc all day. Oh,
wasn't I glad that patience had ruled my
' After you went away to the store, Mary
got into one of her perverse humors. She
didn't want to go to school, to begin with,
then she couldn't find her slate; and then
her shoe pinched her. 1 felt very much
annoyed; but recalled my good resolution, I
met her irritation with calmness, her wil
fulness with gentle rebuke, and so I conquer
ed. She kissed me and started to school
with a cheerful countenance, her slate in
her satchel,and her pinching shoe unheeded.
' And so 1 had my reward.
' Hut my trials were not over. Some extra
washing was needed. So I called Ellen,
and told her that Mary would require a
frock and two pair of drawers to be washed
out, the baby some slips, and you some
pocket handkerchiefs. A saucy refusal
leaped from the girl's quick tongue; indig
nant words tu me. 'Patience ! Patience !'
whispered a small, still voice; 1 stilled, with
an effort, my feelings, restrained my speech
and controlled my countenance. Very
calmly as to all exterior signs, did I look
into Ellen's face until she dropped lier eyes
to the floor in confusion. 'You must have
forgotten yourself,' said 1 with some dignity
of manner, yet without a sign of irritation.
She was humbled at once; confessed the
wrong, and begged my pardon. I forgave
her, after reproof, and she went back to
the kitchen something wiser, 1 think, than
when 1 summoned her. The work 1 requir
ed has been done, and well done, and the
girl has seemed all day, as it she were en
deavoring to atone, by kindness and servi
ces, for that hasty speech! If I mistake not,
wc were both improved by the discipline
through which we passed.
'Other trials I have had through the day.
Some of them quite as severe as the few
that I have mentioned; but the armor of
patience was whole when the sun went
down; I was able to possess my soul in
peace, and the conquest of self has made
me happier. This is my good day's work.
It may not seem much in your eyes.'
.Mr. Barlow did not look or speak, as
the voice of his wife grew silent. She
waited almost a minute for his response.
Then he bent forward, suddenly kissed her,
saying as he did so :
* Mine was work, yours a battle—mine
success, yours conquest —mine easy toil,
yours heroism 1 Jenny, dear, since you have
been talking, I have thought thus: Mv
good work has soiled my-garments, while
yours are without stains, and white as
angel's robes. Loving monitor! may your
lessons of to-night make me a better man.
Y'our good days work gives a twofold bless
A Residence in ticn States and three
Cjunties at the. same time. —At the place
called " College Corner," an individual oc
cupies a house .that is rather singularly
situated. One half of the house is in the
State of Indiana and the other half in
Ohio. The boundary line between Butler
and l'reble counties in Ohio, runs directly
through the house, so that the occupant
lives in two counties, in Ohio, and one in
Indiana at the same time. Of course, if
he was charged with any offence, it would
be right sharp work for an officer to
catch him, armed with a process from Pre
ble county. He would only have to pass
from one room to the other in his dwel
ling, to be beyond the jurisdiction of an
officer, by going into Butler county. And
if officials from both counties should come
at him at the same time, he takes to the
kitchen, or the parlor, as the case might
be, and lie is safe beyond their reach in
another State, although he might be with
in arms length of the officers. It would
require three warrants to catch a man so
peculiarly domiciled, and if wanted in this
State, lie would not be compelled to cross
his own dUor-sill without a requisition.
Cooling off-—The weather and Granville
IN BED WITH A RATTLESNAKE.
We have frequently heard of snakes vis
iting houses, and of their sometimes hav
j ing been found in and under beds, but we
j do not recollect ever having heard as re
j markable an escape from a snake as the fol
; lowing, related to us by Mr. T. W. Bliss,
, who was present when it occurred. About
j live weeks ago, two children of Mr. Jacob
| Sehcll, living about three and a half miles
I west from Washington —the one aged nine
j and the other four years—becoming weary
from the excessive heat, lay down on the
; bed shortly after dinner and were soon
last asleep. Some time in the afternoon
Mr. Schell and our informant, who had
! been at work in the field, were compelled
! to seek the house for shelter from a heavy
shower. They had scarcely entered the
house when Mrs. Schell went to the bed to
re-place some of the covering which had
i become misplaced, when a horrible sight
i met her eyes, the head of a huge rattlesnake
projecting from hetwen the chih/ren , and
its body in close proximity to theirs.
Mrs. S. was of course much frightened,
and there is not much doubt that it would
have terminated fatally to at least one of'
the children, had it not been for the prov
idential arrival of the two men, who with
| more presence of mind, quietly removed
them from either side of the bed at the
! same time, without alarminir the snake,
1 thus undoubtedly saving their lives. His
| ' snakeship' was then unceremoniously dis
patched. ft proved to be a very large one,
with six rattles in its tail. How he got
there is a mystery. — Peoria Union 15 (It.
I . S. Artilhrg lhj'caVd in a Skirmish
] icith th< JJitJptlocs. —An officer of the army
; writing to the New York Ilcrald, from the
| (.'amp on the Platte, sys, on the 4th of
| -July wc first struck the buffalo. The ex-
eitement was intense. The recruits in their
enthusiasm broke through discipline, and
blazed away at a small herd crossing the
road irt front of them. Three or four bulls
ran parallel to a light battery, when the
artillerists commenced peppering them with
Colt's revolvers. Stung by these leaden
pellets, the animals wheeled in a line and
charged the battery with the most war
like intentions. Down they i*inc with
i glaring eyes, and away went the horses and
| pieces in the most inglorious manner. One
j piece ran to the rear, and another struck
I off" a quator of a mile into the prairie bc
j lore the frightened horses became manage-
able. The dragoons and infantry, of course
had a hearty laugh at the vanquished ar
tillery; hut had they been charged, one
half the former would probably have i'uund
a seat some where else, and the latter scat
ter rapidly, without standing at all 011 the
order of their going. Indeed, it there is
any military combination, somposed of flesh
I and blood, capable of stolidly withstanding
j the charge of an infuriated herd of buffaloes
1 have yet to find it out.
A Jiich California Woman. —The Cal
ifornia Express says, Mrs. Eliza Todd, who
owns a ranch a mile below Weaversvillc,
is a remarkable woman. In 1852 she
walked from Shasta to Weaversvillc, and,
without money, began the business of
washing for §E a dozen. An acquain
tance, who lived near her domicil, says that
for a long time she was bending over the
washtub at daylight in the morning, at
noon, and at ten at night. Easiness pros
pered, and after awhile she bought two
claims, which turned out well. Then she
bought chickens, which laid eggs, and
which she sold at half :t dollar apiece;
then she bought a pig for §125, and sold
its progeny for an ounce each, or §25; then
bought cows and sold milk. Business still
increased, and she began buying real estate,
lending money at ten per cent a month,
and speculating in claims; always was for
tunate; every touch turned something to
gold. Now she is one of the largest pro
perty holders in the north.
Jfoniic illc ciml Su iciiln.—W e learn that
on Wednesday morning of the present week
the wife of Mr. Williams, a wealthy farm
er living in Pittsfield, Lorain county, com
mitted suicide by hanging herself by a
strip of a sheet to a corner of the house.
A deaf and dumb daughter of the deceas
ed, who was some twelve years of age, was
also found dead. It is supposed that Mrs.
Williams first hung the girl, and then hung
herself. No satisfactory reasons are now
known. Mrs. Williams had commenced an
action for a divorce in the Court of Com
mon Pleas, of Lorain county, which a few
days before the killing of herself and child
was amicably settled, and the suit with
drawn.— Cleveland Rerietr.
Three Children Picked op in Luke
Erie. —The Windsor Herald gives the fid
lowing particulars of the finding of three
children floating in Lake Eric, on Thurs
day last: ' Mr. Owen was crossing from
Sandusky to Kingsvillc in a small schooner,
when about eight miles from one of the is
lands, he fell in with a small boat contain
ing three children, the eldest about 11 or
12 —a girl —the others much smaller. —
The boat was full of water, drifting before
the wind, and they up to their necks in
water. From being so long in the water
they had become almost speechless, and
and were with difficulty freed from their
hold on the boat. From the oldest Mr.
(Evens learned tlieir names and where they
belonged, and kindly took them home.—
From the father he learned that they had
been in the water from 8 A. M. to 5 P. M.
They had been in the boat in the morning,
shortly after which they were missing.
The father started in pursuit, but failing
to find them returned to the island."
Bloody Murder in Cobby Git. —The edi
tor of the Augusta Despatch writes from
Marietta, Aug. 8: "A horrible tragedy was
perpetrated at Powder Springs on Wed
nesday last. A>l r. Duncan was killed by
Mr Lingo, his brother-in-law, in a most
cold blooded and fiendish manner. Dun
can ran away with Lingo's sister, about
three months ago, and married her, fur
which Lingo threatened to kill him; and, on
the day the fatal deed was committed, he
publicly a wowed lii.s purpo.sc, and started
in pursuit of him about the village. Dun
can avoided him, and asked the bystand
ers not to let Lingo reach him, as he had
threatened to take his lite. But Lingo
persisted and followed him up with a drawn
sword-cane, when Duncan finding that he
could not get away from him, fired a pistol
at him. A scuffle then ensued, in which
Duncan was thrown down, when Lingo
stabbed hiui several times, causing his
death in a few seconds. Lingo is in jail, in
Marietta, chained a*d the jail is guarded.
VOLUME FOURTEEN BEGINS SEPT. 11, 1858.
\ fECHAMCS, inventors, Manufacturers ami
_[\T_ Farmers.—The Scientific American lias
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It is the only weekly publication of the kind
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construction of telegraphs, steamships, rail
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machines and appliances, both of peace and
war—all these desiderata can be found in the
Scientific American, and not elsewhere. They
arc here presented in a reliable and interesting
form, adapted to the comprehension of mrnds
unlearned in the higher branches of science
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T, F. MeCOY,
4 TTORNKY AT LAW, Lewistuwu, Mif
f\ ilin county, I'a., will atteud to the col
lection of accounts and other legal business
in Mifflin and adjoining counties.
Office 011 West Market street, two doors
below the True Democrat Office, my'2o-ly
OFFERS bis professional services to the
citizens of Lewistown and vicinity. Of
fice three doors west of Zollinger's hat store,
East Market street. mli2s-6m
HAVING disposed of my stock of Goods,
all persons indebted to me by note or
book account, are requested to call and make
settlement, as I intend placing the accounts
in the hands of an officer fur collection in
thirty days from the date of this notice.
Lewistown, June 10, 1858.
New Series—Vol. 111, No. 40.
"VfIIKKK IS yot'U HOJJK?"
J ell me ye dew-drops that sparkle in the
I early morning and uiake the little blades
yf grass look as though they were cased in
glass —' AY here is your home V for as soon
as the eastern sky is illuminated with that
bright orb of day, you sparkle for a little
while, and then disappear. But 'where is
your home?' Is it in those bright stars
that sparkle in the clear blue vault of lieu
yen? Yes, 1 think it mast be there, for
when they are hid front view by clouds,
you come not, and I think that must be
your home, and you come to visit us in the
curly morning to make oUr earth appear
'1 ell us, little child, with your golden
ringlets and sunny smile, as you trip alohg
so light and gay with your basket of beau
tiful spring flowers, 'where is your home'?'
I wonder if it will not answer, that it is in
that pretty cottage by the side of the brook
whose waters are so bright and sparkling
that they seem like drops of chrystal.
\ es, that is a lovely home, for the flow
i ors seem as if they grew more luxuriant
there than they do elsewhere; for there it
was that it had filled its basket with those
beautiful gills of Ileaven—flowers. Well
you may trip lightly with your flowers, lit
tle one, for the dark shades of sorrow have
not yet crossed your pathway, and may
those bright gifts, be a shield to protect
Ask that frail, weak form, that we see
resting (Tpon a bench beneath the drooping
willow, which almost hides her from view—
where her home is, and her answer will lie,
'1 am staying here for a short time, but my
home is far beyond the clouds and stars,
and I aui waiting for the voices of angels to
call me there. This beautiful world has
been my resting place for a few short years,
but now 1 feel that my home will soon be
with the blessed, and with bright scrSrpli
forms I hope soon to sing hymns atotmd
tire Savior's throne.
BY WJI. 11. ALEXANDER
Those who merely read the Bible for
the sake of conforming to any certain rule,
do not derive, of course, the same refresh
ment and attending desire 10 improve in
its knowledge, as those who peruse it, for
the sake ol being instructed and
by its holy teachings.
The Bible lias often been looked upon
by some as inconsistent in regard to its
truth. But so many attempts have been
made to frustrate the well intended theory
of its composition that, were it not a book
of divine truth, the arguments brought
against it would have, ere this, annihilated
all respect to its weight or its teachings.
The Bible is an invaluable gift to the
poor suppliant for divine mercy, and its pa
ges are filled with that consolation and
comfort which no other bdbk has ever yield
ed. The wisdom of .Solomon, and the
good advice given to us by him, are mani
fested in his inestimable 'l'roverbs,' and an
earnest reader cannot but derive some coun
sel, which, if but properly used, will prove
a blessing to him in all his trials and temp
tations, and soften at once the hardening
tendency of his heart.
The Bible teaches us of the wonderful
attributes of (> od, and of our duty toward
Him and our fellow men. It tells us of a
blessed Savior, who took upon himself the
form of man that he might live with us
here below and suffer for us on the Cross of
Calvary. It tells us of the character of
His blessed Apostles, who went about do
ing good. It tells us of the great faith of
Noah, Abraham, and of Jacob. It tells us
of the mercy of our Lord, of His loving
kindness, and of the rewards waiting for
those who truly love Ilim and unfeiguedly
believe His holy word. And it tells us cf
the dreadful punishment in store for those
who still refuse to accept llis glorious prom
ises and who are living in trespass and in
sin. This is addressed to those who are in
clined to be good as those who are careless
and unconcerned, and very often no im
pression is made on our stony hearts, and
wc go on, continuing in old habits and
conforming still more to the world. Such
is man, a procrastining creature, who fool
ishly prefers the enjoyment of a few years
of life here to the enduring bliss of Hea
Not right—Stealing corn by the bagful.
Such fellows ought to be ' peppered
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