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Rational Opinion.
I. W. I'OBU. i:llr.
BRADFORD, FRIDAY JULY 9, 1869.
The Resolutions of the Democrat
ic State Convention dedans that
body to be still in favor of a strict
adherence to the Constitution.
Cook, of the Bennington 'Banner,
thinks that Bounds Grange when
oue of the Committee, before a sin
gle blow had been struck in defence
of that Constitution at the outbreak
of the war, publicly declared "Our
only hope now is iu the re-construc
tion of the Government on the basis
of the Montgomery' (Confederate)
Constitution ! "
The new pjohibitory liquor law
of Mnstacuusetts went into opera
tion last week, aud the public bass
were tirettv Generally closed. The
uew law is very stringent, pro via
iog that no beverage containing at
cohol shall b sold except cider, and
that not to be drauk upon the
premises where sold, and a strong
constabulary force is provided to
see to tho execution of the law,
A Good Showing.
The SorincnVM Republican thus
condense a good speech by a well-
informed Congressman :
In a steeoh made- at Uolurnuus,
Ohio, a lew days ago, Gen. Garfield
pave some figures ana uiaue some i
tatouieuts, of gpociul interest to
tax-payers, and winch will serve as
at least a partial answer to those
discontented individuals who are
now and then petulantly inquiring
"what President G.j.H's adminis
tration is doing 1" Gen. Garfield
aid that, owing to the more honest
and ellicient collection of the reve
nue, since the new administration
came into power, the ennent quar-
The Argtu of last week says :
"Over at Bradford is the well known
wrapping paper mill of Asa Low,
and hi the same village area mini
ber of republicans who are not of
much use now, unless to "punish''
a vast amouut of poor liquor, and
hence we recommend to their broth
Mr Low that Le nut them' through
his engine and drying and finishing
machine whence they would come
out foolscap."
'A. better speculation, for the com
munity, would be to put a certain
vlusaof Bradford democrats thro'
tho machine, whence they would
conic1 out nheet copper, the residuum
being too poor a quality of "ben
zine" to be of any commercial value.
, Probably the "punishing" of pour
liquor, mentioned by the A rgus, re
fers to the enstigation administered
by a republican to several gallons
which a democrat, had put himself
outside of, Dot long since.
terof the fiscal year, expiring June
30, will yield 9 100,000,000, and no
single quarter ot the nsca year
viclded more than i30,000,000. On
the other hand, the expenditures of
the present ciuarter will not exceed
GO.OOO.tM X or $25,000,000 less than
other quarters during the year : and
not only will tne reuuecu .estimates
of Congress meet all the expenses
of the government, but there will be
a bandsome surplus, and Congress
at tuo next session, will have tho
novel sensation of no deficiency
bills to pass. The increase of the
revenue and reduction of expenses
of course will allow a rrdncfouj of
the taxes, and Congress will doubt
less authorize such a reduction at
the next session. So far, at least,
whatever other mistakes or fnilu es
he has made, President (.rant Las
certainly fulfilled his promise to
have his administration carried on
in the interests of economy.
Inhabitants &f the Globe.
There Are on the globe about 1,
28S,00n,000 persons, of whom 300,
000,000 are of the Caucassion race ;
552,000,000 of the Mongrel race;
190,000.000 are of the Kthoopiau
race; 17o,ooo,uuu ot tne Malay race
and 1,000,000 of the Indo-American
race.
There are 1000 different religions
and 3U42 lauguages sokuu.
The vearly mortality of the globe
is s,33j,3.j.i persons, xnis is ut
rata of 01,544 per day, 3829 per
hour, GO per minute, bo each pul
sation of our heart marks tho de
cease of some human creature.
One-fourth of the pooulation dies
at or before the age ot 17.
Among 10,000 persons one arrives
at the age of 100 years, one in 500
attains tho age of 90, and one in 100
lives to the age of GO years.
Married men live longer than sin
gle ones. In 1000 persons, 05 mar
ry ; and more marriages occur in
June and December than in any
other months.
Professions exercise a great luflu
ence longevity. In 1000 nidividu
als who arrive at tho aire of o, 4 J
are priests, orators or public speak
ers; 40 are agriculturists, m are
workmen, 32 soldiers or military em
ployes, 29 advocates or engineers,
27 professors, aud 24 doctors. Those
who devote their lives to the prolon
gation of others, died the soonest
There are 335,000,000 of Chris
tians, 5,900,000 Isnelites, 00,000,000
Asiatic religion, 1(10,000.000 Moham
medans, and 200,00,000 pagans. Iu
the Christian churches there are
The Cuban Situation.
fhcXVth Amendment wns adop
ted by the New Hampshire legisla
ture the other day. It had previous
ly passed the honse. This makes
twenty-tbree legislatures in all
which have adopted theamenduent,
follows :
Alabama,
Florida,
Iowa,
Maine,
Minnesota,
Nevada,
North Carolina,
West Virginia,
Connecticut,
lxmiaiuna,
Nebraska,
South Curoliua.
Arkansas,
Illinois.
Kans i,
Massachusetts,
Missouri,
New- Hampshire,
Pennsylvania,
Wisconsin,
Indiana,
M ichigan,
New York,
FlLIBVftTJSBS IN TROITILE. -The
loug talked of cxjiedition to Cuba at
tempted to make a start last week,
and were only frustrated by the
promptness of the U. 8, oflieials,
well supplied with information by a
Spanish soy. It appears that sever
al hundred men regularly organised
into a battalion, succeeded iu leav
ing New York on two or three small
steamers aud proceeded to Gardner s
Inland, a secluded place in the Hound.
Here they were met by vessels load
ed with munitions of war, and weir
waitini! for a lame steamer to take
the expedition to its destination
The revenue cutters captured iu the
first place two vessels having about
200 mcu on board. They hud had
. nothing to eat for nearly two days,
and the minority seemed rather
pleased than otherwise at their cap
. lure, The next day another tug
boat wan overhauled, loaded with
men, who hud been raiding cxten
sively among the farmers along the
shore. The most important triumph
was the capture of two sloops witli a
largo quantity of war material on
' board. Their cargoes consisted of
six six-pounders to go with the env-1
airy, hix twelve-pounders ami lour
' twenty .pounder Pa not t guns; al
to 44NM) liciniiigton hrccc li-hmdiiig
rifle, 100,000 rounds of ciut ridges,
equipment for 400 cavalry, togeth
er with 8,000 uniforms for infantry
the latter consisting ol blue bums
Witl out crediting all the infor
mation said to bo received in this
country by "a near lady relative of
tho General iu command of the Cu
ban forces," or iu other quarters ot
similar authenticity it wouui seem
to bo evident that the cause of the
insurrectionists iu Cuba has lately
improved. They have received
some reinforcements trom the Unit
ed States, although we very much
miestion tho statement that the
number of the latter amounts to ov
er seven thousand men, consisting
almost wholly. of vereraus iu our
lato war. Undoubtedly, whatever
fighting material niauages to get
from our coast into Cuba is ot first
class oualitv. and will tell on the
fortunes ot the insurgents, i he Hot
weather, so unfavorable to the Span
ish troops, and the interregnum
caused by the change iu tbuGaptaiu
Generalc.v, have also proved benefi
cial to tho revolutionary interest
The unexpected course pursued by
General do Kodas has been explain
ed on the supposition that he finds
tho position ot the government much
more embanassing than he had an
ticipated. We must say, however
that the new Captain General
appeals to us, in the moderation and
clemency with which he enters upon
his command, to show rather that
he is a man of sense, and not the
mere brutal fighter he has been
represented to be. At any rate, his
policy is the wisest which it was in
his power to adopt.
Whether it will lie successful in
the end. however, remains to be
seen. Do ltodas has probably lost
170,000,000 wno profess the Komau
Catholic faith . 75,000,000, who pro
fess the Greek faith, and 80,000,000
the Protestant.
none of his energy, us his warlike
oh, grey pants and felt hats. The
sloops were first soou by the revenue
cutter on the hound opposite jmii
ford, Conn. Nee pave chase to them
and they ran iu shore townrd the
latter town. One of the sloops
maunged to unburden herself of a
portion of her cargo at Milfmil
wharf, but what sle disembarked
was seized and placed in charge of
' a new for the cutter.
, The raiders with the exception of
ii few Who mnde their cscuH', are
cou thud at the llrooklyii Navy
Yard, awaiting tho action of the
, , government.
Vmm.Nu Htatk r.i.KnmN.
K BMO!in,.YA., .Inly . Disputed
es from Conservative nonroes from
the Koiithnido counties say tho col-
. owl vote for walker i very large,
mid several members of the'lgislu-
lure have been-gained.
. Hn.jlMorrp. VA., July (I. The
tkotlon here closed qiiicllr. Both
parties claim. tho fttate, but tho re
ftrvkhow thai largo colored vole
"bus Irtwn given for Walker mid it is
thought that be has carried the
Bute by m Imndwiue innoiily,
mtasures win soon snow, it is
reported, also, that the Spanish
Minister is now having mult in tins
country some ten or II teen light
draught guntKiats, to he ilevototu to
blockading the Island ot (Julia, m
order to guard completely against
the landing ot cxiieditmus with men
ami supplies. This is more probable
than the -rumor that he has been
concerting with the hnglish Minis;
tera plan ot masterly inactivity, '
which shal lietrav our Government
into substantial connivance with
the Cubian fillihustcrs, and thus
compel it to forfeit all its advauta
ges in the Alabama controversy.
The Administration is much too
wide awa 'o to it duty to the laws
and to the first principals of inter
nation;1! comity to expo e it to any
such blunder and crime also. It is
tc the hi or of President G lit
a'ld Heciclary fish, and uouir ess
of theot icr members oft he Cabinet,
that they heartily sympathize with
the desire of the tcoplo of Cuba for
a free and independent government
Ihey rcinemhe , hovever, at tin
I . .1..... 1 , .11!
iidine nine, i ne-r inter nil iiiuil (inn
gat ions to Spain, especially to it
generated, and, we might almost
say, republican Spain; and they
remember both the laws and tlx
national interests. Thev know, too,
that freedom, to be of any real value
to tho Cuhiaus, must come from
within and not trom without. As
to the future disposition of tin
island, tin y know that matnlest
destiny will settle all that iu the
fullness of time. Oir neutrality
laws, thercfoic, will, at nil cxents,
continue to be fairly but rigidly
enforced.
Siiekmans Account op thk
March to tub Sea. In his ad
dress at West Point the other day,
Gen. Sherman thus alluded to his
anious 'March to the Sea:'
1 have oftentimes been asked by
friends familiar with Xenophon,
Hume and Joiuini, iu which ofthesu
books 1 had learned the secret of
leading armies on long and difficult
inarches, and they seemed surprised
when I answered that 1 was not
iware that 1 had been influenced by
any one of them. 1 told them what
now tell you in all simplicity ami
truth, that when 1 was a young lieu
tenant of artillery, 1 had often hunt
cd deer in the swamps of the Kdisto,
the Cooper, and the hantee, and had
seen with my own ces that they
could be passed iwith wagon ; that
in the spring ot 1811 Iliad ridden
on horseback from Marietta, Ga., to
the valley - of the Tennessee, am
back to Augusta, passing in my
course over the very field of Alton-
ua, of Kenesaw and Atlanta, where
afterward it fell to my share to com
maud armies and to utilize the
know ledge thus casually gained.
Again in JS4i) and 1850 I was in
California, and saw arrive acrosa
that wild belt of 2000 miles of iinin
habitable country the caravans of
emigrants, couqioscd of men, women
and children, who reached their des
tination iu health and strength ; and
when we used to start on a journey
ot 1000 miles, with a single blanket
as covering and a coil ot dried meat,
iiid a sack of parched corn meal as
food. With this knowledge fairly
acquired, iu actual experience, was
there any need lor mo to look na:;K
to Alexander the Great, to Marlbor
ough, forexamples F
The following anecdote of Liuco'.u
is furnished us by a friend, who
vouches it as a true and actual oc
currence :
4 President Lincoln has left be
hind him the reputation of being an
honest mau, but I have heard him
called dishonest, and know of one
oecasioa on which he gave an mui-
idual ample cause to pronounce
him so. It was when Gen. Corcoran
was at Willard's Hotel, socu after
his release from Kichuiond. The
President had invited him to dinner,
and had just driven around to the
hotel iu his own carnage, to take
him to the White House. I was at
the tune standing talking with a
f-iend near the entrance of the ho
tel. where a crowd had assembled
to catch a glimpse of the gallant
Corcoran, w hen he should come out
Just then tho president s carriage
drove up, and a servant sent inside
to give notice to the general
As the President sat waiting in his
carriage, a deformed and poorly clad
man reached over into the vehicle,
aud presented him with a dingy
looking document setting tor i
some claim to charity. Mr. LiiK'iln
slowly unfolded and looked at it, as
if reading. Dut tho affairs of state
were weighing heavily on his mind
and ho held ti e paper so long in
the same nos'tion, any one could
have seen, t-ha; he was neither think
ing of the beggar by his sale nor the
document in ins naud.
Though hii eyes were seemingly
fixed upon it tor full five minutes,
it was evident he was altogether un
onscious of its contents. Just then
the general came out aud got into
the carriage, the president quietly
folded ui) the poor man's paper, and
with one hand slipped it into his
pocket, while the other was extend
ed toliis distinguished gucsi
Up to this time the crowd was
curiously scanning the presiqcn t,
iitd the odd looking individual who
stood beside liiui solictiug his char
ity. Hut, us Mr. Lincolu was seen
coolly putting the paper iu his pock
et, the ellect was irresisteule, and a
burst ol laughter broke trom tne ty.
standers.
As the earrirgo went whirling
the alms-seeker became very
Trilling with Red Tape-
Never Travelled.
away.
indignant asking every one who it
was that had stolen his paper, and
loudly proclaiming the man to be a
thief and 'a scoundrel.' On ward.
Old llicky H is a very weal
thy but a very illiterate Kind India
merchant. One day I lick. v took a
pair of compasses, and set about ex
amining a large map of India, flu
margin of which was illustrated
with drawings of the wild and do
mestic animals of the country. Hud
dciily he dropped the compass in
amazement. "It can t be ! it am t
iu the order of natur' that it should
be I Impossible I ridiculous I"
"Why, what's the matter f"
"Wot's the matter! Vy, this Ben
gul tiger is ninety miles long I"
Dicky had meiutnrud the Hirer
by tho scale of the map,
i.ainoruia produced last year
nearly fifteen :.iillioiii pounds of
wool, which was larger by all most
two million miimls than the proba
tion of any other State.
Six ykaks ago to day. July 3, the
rebellion touched high water mark
Six years a ;o this afternoon, 3d,
rolled back from the slopes of Cem1
tary Hill, irs bloody tide began to
lib. novel again to rise. Some of
the scenes on tho famous Melt
litre' of that memorable flshl, rise
forcibly before us as we write. The 1
inclines, trampled by thousands of
feet, furrowed by cannon shot and
strewn with the dead of Sickles'
!orps, that fell the day before; the
ong line of boys in blue, begrimmed
with dust and sweat, worn with
marching and flighting, but nerved
to the utmost by the consciousness
that the fate of Washington and of
tlu! l'nion cause rested on that day's
issue; the still ol the hot u smdny,
b'okeii by that most tremendous
anuoiiado of modern Held warfare;
the storm of shot and shell; the
blowing up of casisous; the sullen
withdrawal of disabled guns and
battle thinned artillery men, and the
PK nipt wheeling of fresh batteries
into their places, on the shot swept
ridge ; the steady charge of Long
si reel's veterans, seventeen thou
sand st long ; the fall ot Hancock:
the deadly line of lire of the 2nd
corps ; the attack of the Vermont
2nd Brigade on Pickett's Hank ; the
caiuageaiid surrender and retreat
these ami other sights and scenes
of that-day will never be forgotten
by auv who w itnessed them. It is a
day of proud memories for Vermont
ers, for the colors, of Vermont
waived in the very crisis of the light
and on the very point when it turned
ami iu that turning the Green
Mountain boys bad a decisive and
glorious share. A stately and
splendid monument now comiiieui
morales the deeds ot that day ; but
Its liest monument N a country
saved. trie rrrand lime.
Knowi.vo and No ixo. He lry
Ward Ueecher, when a school boy,
hud no fondness tor study, but ow
ing to tho judicious severity of his
teacher ho became the subject of a
distinct, intellectual 'conversation.'
He tells the story thus:
1 first went to tho black board, un
certain, soft, full of whimpering.
' That lesson must be learned,' he
said, iu a very iiiet tone, but with
a terrible intensity, and with the
certainty of fate. All explanations
and excuses ho trod under loot with
utter scornfulness. I want that
problem. I don't w ant any reason
why 1 don't get it. '
1 1 did study it two hours.'
' That's nothing tome; I want
the lesson. You need not study it
at a'l, or you may s;udy it ten hours
just suit yoursel.. I want the les
son. Underwood, go to the black
board.'
'Oh, yes, but Underwood got
soiiielKKly to show luui his lcs. )ii
4 What do 1 cure ho r vou get it.-
That's your business. But you must
have it.
In the midst of a lesson his cold
and calm voice would fall upon me,
iu the midst ot a demonstration
' No I ' I hesitated ,s pood, and then
went back to the begiuing; and
reaching the same spm, ,i ' No
uttered with the same tone ot per
feet conviction barred my progress
Hie next r ami 1 sat down hi
red confusion. He too was stoppei
with 4 No ! but wentrightou ; finish
ed, and, aslhe sat down, was reward'
ed with, 4 cry well. '
'Why.' whimpered I, 4 1 recited
it just as he did, and you said 'No!'
4 Why didn't you say 4 Yi:s,' and
stick to it f It is not enough to
know your lesson. You must know
that you know it ! You have learn
ed nothing till you are sntK. If
all the world says No, your business
is to say Yes, and ruovE it !
Lieut Derby, known to tho litera
ry world as John Pheenix. 7 was a
rare joker. Una Mory oi nun win
be likely to excite cachination.
When Jeffer.ion Uavis was secre
tary of war, he issued circulars to
all the army officers, asking of them
specifications for a proposed jiow
uniform. Phoenix, wuo was an ex
cellent draftsman, set to work and
produced a design, lie made no
great change in the uuiform, but he
proposed revoiutiouizng iuo i-m.
system of modern ta ctics "y an iron
hook. This hook was to be attack
ed to the seat of every soldier's
pants. It applied to every arm of
service, cavalry, mtantry ana artui
erv. He illustrated its use by a se
ries of well executed designs, lie
quoted high medical authority prov
inn its advantages in a sanitary
poiut of view. The heavy knap
sack, he argued, induced a stooping
nosit ion and a very great contrac-
tiou of the chest- The caveiry tuus
were to be rendered more secu re in
their Beats, hooked to a ring in the
Raddle. All the commissioned offi
cers were to carry a light twenty
feet pole, with a ring at tho end.
This was to bo used duriug an en
gagement in drawing the stragglers
back into the ranks. He illustrated
a terrific battle, the geuerals and
colonels being thus occupied, run
ning about hauling stragglers back
to the ranks. In many other un
heard of ways did he expitate on the
value of his hook. Jefferson Uavis
was enraged. His dignity was
w ounded and the service insulted.
He instantly made out an order di
recting Phoenix to bo court-martialed
for "contempt. Marcy was made
aware of Phoenix's transaction, as
well as the cloud hanging over him.
Un looked over the plates. He saw
a regiment, their backs toward him,
drawing up iu line, knapsacks, blan
kets, hams and all manner oi camp
equipage pending from each soldier
on the hook. Marcy broke down.
Said he to Davis: 4 It's no luso to
court martial this man. The mut
ter will be made public: the laugh
will settle entirely on us, and be
sides, a man who has the inventive
genius here displayed, as well as
this faculty ot design, uiy-iurccieo
though it be, is too valucable to be
trilled with.' John Pluenix was
not brought to grief, and Davis
anger was at longtii muuuciuij
mollified for hiin to enjoy the joke
It does not appear, however, -that.
they adopted I'lt ieiiix's plan.
A story is told of aa old lady who
lived near Rochester, who had never
seen or traveled on a railroad.
Wanting to go on a visit to a small
town a short distance from the city,
she thought she would try one of
the jiesky things. She weut to the
ticket office, carrying her reticule on
one arm and an" old fashioned rock-
iug chair on the other. She bought
her ticket, walked out on the plat
form. She made no attempt to get
ou the cars, but keit knitting, and
went to work diligently, bteadily
she rocked and worked, trams com
ing in or leaving as the car time
came round. The day drew to a
close, and night came on. The last
train was about starting, w hen the
depot master went up aud asked
her if she was going out.
4 Yes, sir, ' replied the lady.
Hadn't you better get ou board
and Beuure a seat f said the depot
master.
4 Thank you, sir, I'm very comfort
able, ' replied the elderly dame.
Tho train left. The master came
around again.
4 Madam, I shall have to disturb
von : it is lato : the trr ins have all
lelt, and we must close the depot,
Shall I send you to a hotel t
4 Well !' exclaimed the old lady
dropping her knitting aud holding
un her hands -mu t the thing going
to move T Here 1 brought my chair
from home so as to have a seat, on
which some pesky man conldn'
squeeze himself. I've set here all day
waitin" ior the thing to go, and have
all my trouble for nothing. 1
thought it w as a long time moving,
I declare that these here railroads is
the biggest nuisance and humbug
as ever was ! ' and the old 1 ady, with
ba 2 on one arm and rocking chair
on the other, gave a toss of her head
and inarched ofl iu high indignation.
I ll Tabs. wn at Faheer Taxes.' .
There is food for the thought in
the story that is told of a voting lad.
who for the first time accompanied
his father to a public dinner. The
waiter asked htm, What will you
take to drink r llesitatmg for a
moment, be replied, I'll take what
Father takes. ' The answer reached
bis father's ear. and instantly the
full resiionsibility of bis position
flashed upon him. Quicker than
lightning Ttrioos tbdugbts paisad
tbroueb his nund. anu in a mo
ment hi deciiioa was made; and in
to& tremulous with emotion, and
to the astonishment ot those who1
knew him, be said, 4 Waiter, I will .
takd watu. , ,
A PnENf.itEJiOM is TM Caspian
Sea. A phenomenon ol a most ex
traordib.ry nature, saya the Pall
Mall Gazette, h3H lately been wit
nessed by the inhabitants of the
borders of the Caspian Sea. This
huge Rait lake is dotted with numer
ous islands which produce yearly a
large quantity of naphtha, ana it is
no uncommon oceurance for tire to
break out in the works and burn for
many days before they can be ex
tinguished. Early in April, owing
to some subterraneous substances,
enormous quantities of this iiiflam
able substance weie projected
from the uaphtha wells, aud spread
over the entire surface of the water,
and becoming ignited,notwithstand
iug every precaution, eonverteed
the whole sea into t h e semblance
of a gigantic flaming punch bowl,
many thousands of square miles in
extent. Tho fire burnt itstdf ont in
about forty eight hours, leaving the
surface strew ed with the dead bod
ies of innumerable fishes, Herodo
tus mentioned a tradition that the
same phenomenon wa once before
observed by tho tribes inhabiting
he shores of the Caspian Sea.
A valuable subscriber and patron
of the Gazhtth. sends us tne bil
lowing letter received by huu in an
swer to an advertisement in our last
number, acknowledging his inabili
ty to personally do tho subjact jus
tice. Here it is veruuum vi iiwranm :
'kwakk lax'KlNO Co., OHIO.
Jmr air
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Cutters, and Cant cutters, wnat is
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nave for sale now. how many
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kinds of letters, please let me
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this. Hastily yours from
P. J. K.
P. S. I have the few kinds of
Fowls for sale at 10.00 A paii or
l"i.O0 A trio. White face lilack
Spanish, Lite Hratunos, White Leg
horns, Golden Haiituins. please let
mo know if yon want any of the
Fowls and what do you charge tor
the letters about 8 of each and about
0 kinds Large and small 2 sots of
Large and li of small ones and how
much they weigh. You must ex
cuse mo for troubling you so much
write soon lrom P. J. K.
Thk Dhacon'h ruoi'OSAL. In
the town of llopkiiitou, Mass., lived
a certain Deacon Small. In advan
ced age he had the misfortune to
lose his w i f e. A Iter doing
penance by wearing a weed ou his
hat a lull year, he was recommend
ed to a certain Widow Hooper, liv
ing iu nn adjoining town. The dea
con was soon astride the old brown
mari with sorrel mane, and on in
riving at the widow's door he dis
covered her in tho act of turning
the suds from the wash tub. Said
the Deacon
"Is this w idow Hooper ?''
"Yes, sir,'' was the reply.
"Well." continued the deacon,
am that little bit of an old dried up
Deacon Small, and have only one
question to propose to you."
'Well madam," said the deacon,
have you any objection to (joimj to
Ilvarm by the icuy of llopkhttun f
"None at all. deacon," was the
reply. "(,'01110 in deacon.'
Sutlieu it to say that they were
married the next week.
A history of Huston is going (lie
rounds which describes I'uiiouil
Hall us the original Solomon's tern
pie, and llostoii Common as tin
garden of hdeii with modern tin
proveinents, '
A innrringo took jilnee nt Green
vllle. N. C, Inst week, when the
parties to the ceremony hsd lieeii
engaged nearly forty years, their
troth was plighted in Irelau
In 1H.I0, A remarkable instance ot
tonstHDt love.
Some of the Southern railroads
are sadly outol repair. A journal
says of oue of the 111 : 4 This route is
slow 11 nd sure. An experienced
surgeon ami undertaker on every
train. Passengers' valuables will
Iki taken care of whether slightly,
seriously, or fatally injuied or
otherwise.'
The foi lorn condition of a sea sick
person m well put ly one thus;
1 he first day he is alraid he w ill die.
and tin; second ho is afraid he w on't.
A Kansas pais r contains the fol
lowing InisinesK card: 'Notary Pub
lic Miss Fannie Lyons, Main st
Over tea millions of petroleum
have been shipH'd from Philadi)
phia since the 1st of January last
Scarcely any rain has fallen iu
South Carolina since March IT, ami
the, crops have uutfered greatly iu
consequence.
Petroleum discoveries have been
made in Wyoming Territory, and
are exciting much attention mid
draw ing speculators.
When Professor Ay ton n was
making proposals for marriage to
his first wife a daughter of the cel
ebrated Professor Wilson tho lady
reminded him that it would bo ne
cessary to ask the approval of her
sire. "(Jertainty ;" said a.vioiiii ;
"but as I am a little dilfident iu
speaking to him 011 this subject,
you must just go and tell him my
proposals yourself."
The lady proceeded to the library,
and taking her father affectionately
by the hand, mentioned that I ron's
sor Aytoun had asked her to become
his wife. She added ! "Shall I ac
cept his oll'er, papa I He says ho is
00 dilhdciit to name the subject to
you himself."
"t hen," said old Christopher, "1
hud hotter write my reply and pur
.t ou your back."
He did so, and the lady returned
to the drawing room. There tin
anxious suitor read tho at swer to
his message, which whs in these
words, "With the author's compli
ments." Gen. Grant will, on tho 10th of
July, after the Virginia election,
order 1111 election iu Mississippi to
take place ou the 15th of September,
and an election iu Texas, to take
place 011 tho last, of September or
the first of October,
Why Tin: rooit no ot :o to
Ciivitcil. Very serious complaints
are lodged against the poor because
of their seeming unwillingness to
attend church ; and yet this is easily
accounted for. We wish to say in
kindness w hat is true, that the poor
man despises the spirit of invidious
ness and caste that faces him in out
line churches. No longej ago than
last summer, the President elect of
the United States, w hile spending a
Sabbath in Chicago, walked ont in
the morning, unattended, to find a
place of religious worship. He
chanced to drop in among the fol
lowers of John Wesley, and as he
was plainly clad, the usher in atten
dance took pains to seat the great
captain among tho plehiuus near
the door. Groat was the grief anil
mortification of the usher on learn
ing that he had thus received an
"angel unawares." A council was
at once called, but it was deemed
best not to attempt rectifying the
mistake. This simple fact we re
ceived from the pastor, and al-.
though of no great moment, it is,
nevertheless, signi lcant as indicat
ing the course inmoiily pursued
of making an attempt to draw divi
ding lines Is'tween high ami low in
the churches. And herein lies the
trouble in question. American iinii-rfcr.
Sheridan, Kansas ii a village of
flifty houses of which forty three
are wdiisky shops.
There are ti,000 punting houses
in United States, of which Now
York State, has 417.
The apple yield of Pennsylvania!
is expected to lie the largest for a
number of years.
At Fall IJiver, Massachusetts, the
cotton mills inanut'ai hire a",(H
miles of cloth yearly.
Anew "ew ish synagogue is build
ing i 1 London to which Iiaroii
ltotl iihl contributes i?t2o,((Hi.
Th St. Paul Press says that halt
the business of the courts in Illinois
seems to be to satisfy the veugenee
of women becruse they can t get the
men to mairy them, and the other
half to enable w omen to get rid of
men w ho have married them.
Sixty-one new newspaiM-rs were
started' in the United Steles dining
Mav.
Indemnity for the past pay "P
Security for the future pay down,
One day Piron went to see Vol
taire, but did not find him at homo.
In order to excite his ire he wrote
on the door, 4 Old villain.' Two
days afterward he met the author
of Hcnriade' iu the street. ' I w as
at vour house, ' said he to Voltaire,
with .1 sneer, 4 but did not find you
at home. , '1 know,' replied Vol
taut', 'you left your nnmc 011 tne
door.
Speaking of Mrs. Partington, a
correspondent is rcm:-ided,of a man
living in town with two colleges,
who said he intended to get a ' higli
frolikin' ram' to force the water
from a spring to his house. It took
some study a id reflect ioitfto uiaU
out that a hy raulic ram was why
he meant.
An exchange has the following
magnificent obituary notice of ' Jim.'
Chief of the Washoes : 4 He w as a
good, though very dirty man. II';.
iH).,sessed a well ballauced lr nl M
hair, and stomach enough for allJie
to cat. His regaru
notable ho never mod
. 1. -11 1
it I In etc HO W III.
consisted of a pair
A Vtstni.R Lkhal Point. V
rural lawyer, whom we shall desig
nate as 'Squire Jovial,' once had an
impoitant case iu a county court
and the decision depended entirely
on the way the jury would regard
the testimony of one lady. He lost
the case, because the lair witne. s
swore positively to an occurrence
which she had w iliiosscd at the dis
tance ot several rods, although
there were several persons who
stood much nearer than she that
saw'nothing of it. Tho old 'S pure'
looked rather blue when tho jury
brought in their verdict, butrcveng
ed himself by rising and telling the
court the story ot a lady lie onca
know who wan very liear-sighteg,
but always declared her eye ig5t t
be excellent. Accordingly 0110 uay
a neighbor stuck a darning need!e
111 tho side of a bant ; uuq phie.11 :
her on the opisisite side of tho road,
asked her if she could see it. "Ob,
see
the
A I'liicngo puior having announc
ed a couple' united for life, ' a Jour
nal iu a rival town thinks it 4 the
first time there.'
A valuable bed of bloodstone, the
second doseovercd in tho country
Hull Mountain. In New Ilamp
shire, is reported to contain n latent
volcano. At any rate, is-mon who
have worked 011 tho side bill, the
imst year, say they havo heard
struiiue iioIhos aiipuruntlv proceed
ing from Its iMiwcls, resembling
has iiist Im-o.ii found In the State Of distant thnnder, or the running of
wonderful resources Mlbsoiitl. largo herds of horses.
ot
yes," replied tho lady,
tho needle
buru F
easy, bt
"I can
w liar's
ould get
truth was
died with
his estate.
boots,'
Our army found the words ' yo
mm ' and we 11ns all the w ay iron
Pensylvania to the Gull, in "
nessee, a Yankee soldier asked
ancient lady if she had seen nnf
Federals iu that neignw. ..-
4 Well ' sai.l the dame, 4 thar wiw
some of von mis over thar, '
tho road,'but some of we una co n
'long, and them nns got up a 1
du; ted. ' The inquirer also pit up
aiid4dusted'iii the same diuctioii.
During the cross examination of
11 witness ho was nsked' whore in
father was. To which quest ioi,w"1
a melancholy air, he respond!'' 1.
ltl.ai sir-dropped off very f '
dcnly,W 4Hu came he to jn
off suddenly r was the next nuta
tion "Foul play, ulr-the rriB
iniMiscd on his unsuspicious n.u j
and getting him to go on to a Y
lorm to look nt a select u' ' '
suddenly ho knocked a Hinall
donn out from in uuder Mm,
-,.IK.., lw. ..t onl.iiiirled ill a rop
from the ell'octof which beexnir1-
The lately lieheadeu Fostmn1:
nt Waterbury. Conn- ailvon 1 -
Lost, ' 'one hnndreo " " .
to a Congressman for tho "f'
PoHlofilce. '
An Indianapolis find.) lawyer has
receivpd the following unto 1 "Sir-
can I get a do voi s, & how soon on
grounds that I cannot support my
wile nave one child, a boy 11m wil
ling to take rare of the hoy, nns. Ini
riidltly & state what it will cost, if
It costs IL'O I cant pay that much.
Direct to box 210 Hiirlingtoti, Vt.'
bury
Tho of storo J. 0,Clowgb,
port Center, with lt coutenhv J
consumed by lire ft t l ao early ho
Snnd-y mofuinff. There w
$113 in money In the "fie
is missing, the opinion in 1 that
store was entered bS brS"rV U
bed and fired. The '"&.
Is unknown j the Insurance i I JV

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