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The Elk County advocate. [volume] (Ridgway, Pa.) 1868-1883, April 09, 1869, Image 1

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Oht a wonderful stream Is the river of Time,
As It runs through the realm of tears,
With a faultless rythm and beautiful rhyme,
And a broader sweep and a surge sublime
As It blends with the ocean of years.
How the winters are drifting like flakes of snow,
And the summers like buds between
With the year in the sheaf so they come and go
On the river's breast with its ebb and flow .
As it glides in the shadow and sheen.
There's a mnglcal isle on the river Time,
- Where the softest airs are playing;
There's a cloudless sky and a tropical clime
And a sung as sweet as a vesper chime,
And the Juues with the rosus are staying.
And the name of this Isle Is the Long Ago,
And we bury our treasures there;
There are brows of beauty and bosoms of snow
They are heaps ot dust, but we loved them sol
There are trinkets and tresses of hair.
There are fragments of songs that nobody sings,
And part of an Infant's prayer;
There's a ham unsweeitt and a Into without
There aro broken vows and pieces of rings,
And the garments that Sub used to wear.
There are hands that are waved when that fairy
By the mirage is lifted in oir;
And wa sometimes hear through the turbulent
Sweet voices we heard in the days gone before,
When too wind down the river is fair.
Oh ! remembered for aye b.i that blessed isle,
All thn rlavs uf our life, till niirht
When the evening comes w ith its beautiful smile,
And our eyes are ccu to summer nwiiiiu,
May that greenwood of soul lie in sight.
I have a mind to tall a little story, a brief,
yet a true one.
About five years ngo John Ainsiey, or
"Pap Aiusley," as he was familiarly called,
was the owner of n band cart, and earned a
living by conveyiug miscellaneous packages
from one part of the city to nnother, uud re
ceiving therefrom the sum of fifty cents r er
load. I designate the occupation in the pro
siest language possible; he was a hand cart
man, and when not employed he could always
be found on the coiner of Montgomery and
California streets. His hair and long beard
were quite gray, and his limbs feeble, mid us
he could uot shove, us heavy a load through
the deep sand or up the steep gmde above
liim as tho stalwart Teuton on the opposite
corner, thereby loosing many a job and many
a dollar, all tho light loads in the neighbor
hood fell to his lot, and kind-hearted men
not unfreqiiently travelled a square or fwo
out of their way to give an easy job to old
"Pap Ainsiey."
Four years ngo last September (I recollect
the month, for I had a note of four thousand
doll.irs to pay, and was compelled to do some
pretty iuvp financiering to meet it), having
two Or three dozen volumes to trausl'er to my
lodgings, I gave Pnp Ainsiey the task of
tfansportntiou. Arriving at my room just
as he hud deposited the. last armful on the
table, and observing that the old mini
looked fatigued ufter climbing three Uignts
of stairs two or three times, I invited him to
take a glass of brandy, a bottle of which I
usually kept iu my room for medical and
soporific purpose. Altbo'igh greatfu". for the
invitatiou, be politely decliued. I waa as
tonished. "Do you never drink?" said I.
"Very seldom," he replied, dropping into
a chair at my request and wiping the perspi
ration from Lis forehead.
' "Well, if you drink nt all," I insisted,
"you will not find as fail an excuse in the
next twelve-months for indulging, for you ap
pear fatigued and scarcely able to stand."
"To be frank," said the old man, "I do
not driuk now. I have not tasted intoxica
ting liquors for fifteen years, since "
"Since when?" I iuquired thoughtlessly,
observing bis hesitation.
The old man told mo. Sixteen years ngo
be was a well-to-do farmer, near Syracuse
New York, lie had ouo child, a daughter.
While attending a bourdiug-scbool in tho
citv. theu a girl sixteen vears of age, she
formed an attachment for a young physician.
Acquainting her father with the circumstau-
he Hatly retused his consent to a union
a man he had never seen, and removiug
oiii school scut a note to the young gal
lant with the somewhat pointed information
that bis presence in the neighborhood of
Ajnsley farm would not meet with favor.
The reader of course surmises the result,
for such a proceeding could have but one re
sult: in less than A month there was uu elope
ment The father loaded his doiible-barreled
shot-gun, and swore vengeuce, but failing to
find the fugitives, be took to the bottle.
His good wife implored him not o give way
to dispair, and ho accused her of iucouragiug
the elopement.
In three months the wife died, and at the
expiration of a year, when the young people
returned to Syracuse from Connecticut, where
they bad remained with the parents of the
husband, they learned that tho old man bad
sauandered bis money, and was ulinost desti
tute. Learniug of their arrival, Ainsiey
drank himself into a frenzy, and proceeded to
the hotel where they were stoppiug, attacked
thn husband, wonudod him in tne arm by
nistol shot, aud attempting to take the life
daughter, WUO liappny escapee uuiu-
rnnrh the niteruosition oi persons
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the spot by tne report oi ine pis-
rarrvsiod. fr ied and acquitted
insanity, ine uuuguier u
. rc. ' ...i,ofl to Connecticut. 81UCO
oer nujsoaoa re-:-:.-- r,nm
which time tne lamer uau uut -uo.v.
them. He was Bent to a iuuumu ubj.u...,
r.nn.'n,hiih he was dismissed after remain
inr air months. In 1851 he came to Califor
nia, lie had followed mining for two years.
but bis strength was unequal to the pursuit,
and be returnra to ine cuy, purcuusea
handcart, and the rest is kuown.
"Since then, concluded the old roan
bowing bis face in bit hands in agony, "I
have not tasted liquor aor have I seen my
I regretted that I bad been so inquisitive,
and expressed to the sufferer the sympathy I
reully felt for him. After that I seldom
passed the corner without looking for "Fap
Ainsiey," nnd never saw him but to think ot
the sad story be bad told me.
Une chilly, drizzly day in uecemner ioi
lowing, a gentleman having purchased a small
marble top tuble at an auction room op'
posite, proffered to the old the job of can-)-
ing it to his residence Bt Stockton. Jsot
wishing to accompany the carrier, he bad so-
Iccted the fnce Riving the best ussurance oi
careful delivery of his purchase.
Furnished with the number or the noase,
the old cartmnn after a trying struggle with
the ascent of Calilornia street, readied nis
destination and deposited the table in the
hall. Liinsoring a moment ine may nia dui
surmise the reason, until he politely inform-
ed her that her husband (for such be took
him to be) had omijed, probably accidental
ly, to pny for the carriage.
"Very well, I will pay you," said the lady
Btepping into au adjoining room.
She returned, and stating that she had no
Binall coin in the house, handing the man a
twenty dollar gold piece.
He could not make the change.
"Never mind, I will call to-morrow," he
said, turning to go.
"No, uo, replied the lady, glancing pity
ingly at the white locks and trembling limbs,
"f will not put vou to so much trouble," and
she handed the coin to Bridget, with instruc
tions to see if she could get it chunged at
one of the stores or markets in the neighbor
"Sten into the narlor until the girl re
turns, the nir is chilly and you must be cold,'
continued the lady. "Come," she added, as
ho looked at his attire nud hesitnted; "there's
a fire in the grate, and uo one there but the
"It is somewhat chilly, said the oil man
Co ownier her luto the narlor. und tukiug a
seat near the fire.
' Perhaps I may find some silver in the
house," said the ladv, leaving the room, "for
I fear that Bridget will not get the twenty
dollar piece changed."
"Come. I love little children," nnd the
child, who had been watching him withcuri-
nsitv. ran behind tho large arm-chair, and
hesitatingly upproached.
"What is your name, my little child?"
"Maria," dsprd the little one.
"Maria," he repeated, while the great tears
gathered in his eyes; 'I once had a little
girl named Maria, and you look very much as
she did."
"Did vou?" snid tho child, with much iu
forest; "and was her name Maria Eastman,
"Merciful God! exclaimed the old man.
starting from his chair, and then droppin;
into it again, with his heud bowed upon hi
breast. This cannot be, and yet why not?
He caught up the child in his arms with un
eagerness that Inghteued n t, and gazing in
to her face until he found conviction there,
suddenly rose to leuve the house.
"I cannot meet her without betraying my
self, und I dure not tell her tint I am that
drunken father who nltemnted to tuke her
life, und perhups left her husband a cripple,'
he groaned, as he hurried towards tho door.
The little ones were bewildered.
"Ynu are not going?" said the mother re.
appearing, und discovering the net of leaving
the hall.
lie stonned. and apparently turned his
face, but seemed to lack the resolution to do
uuuht else,
"He said he bad a little Maria once that
iust looked like me, mother," shouted the
child, her eves snurkliug with delight.
The knees of the old cartman trembled,
and he learned against the door for support.
The ladv sprang toward him, took him by
the arm, und ultempled to conduct him to u
"No. no!" he exclaimed, not till you tell
me T nm fonriven. "
"Forriven for what! replied tuo motn
er. orreatlv alarmed.
Hecogmze in mo your wretcned ituner,
and I need not tell vou."
"My poor father," she cried, throwing her
arms arouud his neck, 'all is forgiven all for
gotten. "
All was forgiven, nnd the husband, when
he returned lute in tho afternoon, was scarce
ly loss reioiced than his good wife at the dis
covery. Whether or uot isriogei succeeneu
in chanrin? tue double eagle i never learueu ;
but this I do know, it took that honest fe
mnle all of two months to unravel the knot
nto which the domestic relations af the fum-
lv had tied itself during her abBeuce,
"Pan Aiuslev" still keeps bis cart; for
money could not induce him to part with it.
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peepeu into ur. ijhbiiiiuu a m
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short tune since, anu discovered uie urn muu
ilracirina' the favorite vehicle around the en
closure with bis four grandchildren piled pro
miscuously into it.
From Hearth and Home.
Miss II ii ii iii bee's Diary.
March 4th. Wheu Augustus was opeumg
a box, contuiniiig ruisms tho other day. lie
gave bis thumb a sharp rnp with the ham
mer. 1 he pain resulting lorm mo uiuw nun
not very severo at tho time, but it increased,
until the next day he felt sure that the bone
miit. have heon bruised, and a felon was
coming. As he bus been thus twice afflicted,
he had good reason to shrink from the sutler
ing awaiting uini. Happening to be iu at
Mr. Pride's store. I mentioned the circuin-
Rtunce while talking with Mr. Mix, who had
come iu with a load of produce to exchange to)j tnal BU0U wouu be the case, she ox
for groceries. "Felon is it, you think?" said . . i "That would be bud!" Since the
he. "Wall, lean give you a receip mat u
kill it outright, and you won't hear uothin
more from it. v ou jna tuse bohib oi mm
era Minmnn rnek-su t. BIC11 as VOU uts lur
milt.in' down noik und beef, dry it iu the
ovfn, tben pouurt u Due, aoa mix u wnu
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a rug, and wrop it round the thumb, and as
soon as ever it gits dry put on some more,
aud iu twentv-four hours the felou 11 be as
dead as a door-nail."
On my return home I found Angnstus walk
ing the the noor in great pain with bis oisa
hied hand, and ready for anvthinir that nronv
ised relief. We got the suit and turpentine
and followed the directions minutely. About
one o'clock in the night he got to sleep, and
when he wakened lugi in the morning, not
only the pain was gone, bat all feeling had
crone with it. The first joiut of his thumb
teemed perfectly dead, so far as sensation was
I concerned. Be still kept applying the rem-
edy, and by degrees feeling returned, until
in n day or two his hnnd was entirely recov
ered. VT have double reason now to re
memboMr. Mix with kinduess. His receipt
for stove-lining has proven itself as good as
that for a felon.
March 10th. -Sewing-circle at Mrs. Blake's
to-dcy. A large number were present, and
everybody was busy. Mrs. Lee was making
a pumpkin-seed mat, nnd every body crowd
ed round to see it. There will be twenty
such mats in Busydale before Saturday night
it is intended lor ine teapot, and is nuuie ni-
ter the following manner: Take pumpkin-
seeds ot unilorm size, and, with a needle and
thread, string eighteen of them bv putting
tne neeuie uirougn ine nnrrow end ot encn
seed; then tie the thread together. This
win oring tuo seeds around standing on ine
edges, end form the centre of the inut. Be
tween each ot the eighteen centre seeds, at
the other end, string two morn for the second
row. Iu each of the vacancies string three
more for the third row, four for the fourth
row, hve for the hitu, and six Tor the sixth
and Inst row. which ornament with bows, or
a fringe of bright ribbon, between euch clus
ter of tho six seeds, and put a bow of the
same in the centre of the" mat.
Mr?. Pride was making a rug. She had a
basket full of strips cu; half nu inch wide,
nnd with a lurge sized Afghan needle die
crocheted them together very rapid ly. This,
she says,. 18 much easier than braiding, more
q-iickly done, uud far preticr when finished
tier yllow stripes were very brilliant, nud
made of old white cotton cloth, colored with
Bi-chloride of potash and sugar of lead
(Exactly how, 1 hope the lady frcm Apple'
ton will toll up.) With a patent coloring
mixture she had made some brilliant scarlet
of old white flannel. Tins rug will bring a
high price at our coming f'uir. In the eveiv
nig the gentleman came in, and work was
nrettv much laid aside. There was ouite a
fluttering of fans, for two or three of our
young ladies who came after dark brought
for use nnd beauty those graceful little Pur-
isian bonnets, with a tun .cunningly lolded in
tho handle, hut which, atageutle pell of one
of the (lowers, discloses u I'uiry-like fluting or
delicate tissue, tinted like the wiug of a but
terfly and perfumed with oders from Subean
Twitchelis Coitfcasicii Flight of
IMrs. Twilcliell.
Iu the presence of Rev. George Bnnghurst
uud Win. B. Perkins, Esq , Prison Superin
teudeut, GeorgeS. Twitched, Jr., bus made
the following coufessiou of 1 1.0 particulars
ut the murder of Mrs. Hill. It will be seen
uy this statement of Twitched, that tuocou-
ditious ot the murder were somewhat differ
cut from what were generally supposed; and
it ittitcliell has given u Iruliilul relation ol
tne tragedy, the horrors ot the murder are
iie.itly increased, us it implicates the d.tugh
ler us the euiel perpetrator ot the teuilu
1 went to my room tho uight of the
innrdur,- and, iusleud of going to bed, lay
duwu ou tho louuge which was in my room
aud tell asleep. .Uy wile was iu bed ut the
tune 1 was aroused ut her repeated cull
uud rau down to the dining room, where 1
iuiind her much excited, Bating: "I have
nad a quarrel with mother, and have killed
her!'1 1 do uot know whether she said:
ave me! or help rau hide it!'' But ut
last we threw the body of Mrs. Hill out of
the wiuduw, to make it look as if she fell
I weut down stairs and washed my bunds
uud face ut the hydrant; theu went to my
room, undressed, auif weut to bed. My wile
came up afterwards, nnd got iuto bed, where
we staid uutit SuraU (Uumpoell) rung tuo
I think we were in bed ten or tweut
minutes. I made a solemn vow to elerua
God that night that 1 would never reveal it,
but 1 cauuot keep it any longer. I uin sorry
that 1 said '1 kuew nothing of it,' but 1 did
it with the vow iu my mind, aud to save my
wife. I now make this disclosure that 1 may
have peace with God.
"Ueorge o. jwitcuen, oi
In the presence of Rev. George Briughurst
and William B. Perkins.
This nioruiug Mrs. Cunulia E. Twitched
left the city, uuoer circumstuuees which
would anneur to leud the couuteuuuee ot
trutho tue ubovo urruigument of her by her
husband for the murder ot Mrs. llill.
About a week ago she visited tho con
doniued uiau ill bis cell for the last time.
s in then had a conversrtion wim lue iiev.
Mr. Bingham, iu the course of which she
UlUUllesied lue liveliest cuucciu us tu nuwm-
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er her hUUUUU UUU sum uuviuiuk iu uio
spiritual uuvisur wmuu nuuiu iiuPii
iu the murder. She uuiuired especially it
Mr. Twitched bad made any stutement about
the crime. Mr. Briughurst responded thut
he had. Theu the wife iuquired if ho hud
mndo a confession, to which the received uu
affirmative lesuoilse.
Mrs. J witched then mquireo n ner uus-
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hund hud made any statemeut coucerniug her
self in connection with the murder, to which
Hhn likewise received uu ullirmative resnoc-.e.
Yes." said Mr. Briughurst, "ho bus told me
ad about it.' "Ihei', ' exclunued -Mrs.
Twitched, "he is a villain the greatest
villain on the face ot the eartn?
She then directed her inquires to the day
of theexecutiou ankiug it 1 witehcii mteud
edto make auy statemeut ou iho scaffold.
She was assured by Mr. Bringhurbt that he
iuteuded to do so. I his brought out tne
innuirv US 10 wneiuer uny newspaper ic
nr.,tur wmilil ha iireneut. and wheu fhe wad
j on wh tulB conversation occurred, flira.
Twitched has not been near the cell of her
aDand , aud this moruiug she lett the city
I mill -I T 1 . C
a Ukaltuy lita. uiu iiuimHuuiu.. oomo
jry, aud dropped-it iuto a ladle where the
melting iron was, and bad it ruu into a
6killet. Well, my old woman used that skil
let pretty coustaut for the last six yeurs, and
here tho other day it broke ull to smash, aud
what do vou thiuk. geullemeu, that era iu-
sect iust walked out of his bole where be had
been luvin'like a frog in a rock, and made
tracks lor his old roobt upstairs! But, (ad
ded he by way of parenthesis,) by George,
gentlerueu, he looked mighty pale l
Littls girls believe in the man in the
moon big- girls in the man in the honey
FRIDAY, APRI L !, 1800.
Josu Bn.f.iNos on tiis Ltvis M an. The live
man is like a little pig he is weaned young
and begins for tew root airly.
lie tz tho pepper-gs-s ct t. cation ttl ail-
spice of the world.
'i ne man wno kin craw iNew Urleaus mo
lasses, in January, thru a hnlfinch ncur
bole, and sing Homo, street Home while the
molasses is running, may tie strikley honest,
but am t suudent enough for this climate.
The live man izaz full of biziess as the
conductor of a street cur be z often like a
hornet, very bizzy, about what the Lord on
ly Knows.
He lites up like a cotton factory, and ain't
got any more time tew spare than a school
boy has Saturday afternoons.
He iz like a decoy duck, always above wa
ter, at least eighteen months during each
ye??- ....
lie iz like, a runaway nogs no gets 'ine
wijole of tlie road.
He trots when he walks, and only lies down
nt night becuuse everybody else dm.
.The live mau iz not always a .leep thinker;
be jumps at conclusions just as the frngduz,
and ilou t always fund at tue spot lie iz look
ing at.
lie izttie American pet, a perlcKt mistery
to foreigners; but buz dun more (with char
coal) to work out the ffrer.tness of tins country
than iinyothtr man in it
He dou't always dio rich, but arwnys dies
bizzy, and meets keut'j like an oyster, with
out uny fuss.
Lovr and Senna." A lady wbo keeps a
school where young ladies from fourteen to
eighteen years of r.e are "finished, was
asked it she was not often troubled Dy ner
pupils falling in love. She answered
1 nave to contend against no greater
difficulty; it seems altogether impossible to
prevent flirtatious Irom arising, and notes
und love tokens from being cluiulestinely ex
changed. And the thing will coutinuo to
exist, so long rs iQrls of sixteen are foolish
and young men are adveniurous. My only
plan, when 1 see the teurter pasuion Has neen
developed, is to crush it in the bud, und niv
receipt is the antithesis or romance, it is
senna tea. v uenever i preceive as i
quickly do that one of my yoiuig ladies has
lallen ias she liVnciesl in love, J. nt once uwo
her in hand. I never bint at anything nn-
nected with the tender passion, but 1 trsat
her as an invalid who is suffering from im
paired digestion. I keep her closely to the
house and dose her liberally with senna a,
standing by to see that she drains the lc:ie
to tho dreg. I his plan is always attended
with success. Sometimes sho gives in niter
the first few doses, but usually it tuu-es two
or three days to complete tho curA I had
one obstinate and protract' d ca?e that lasted
a whole week, bat i was hrm to my plan,
and in the end it succeeded, lou may (ie
pend upon it, that as acure for a school girl s
calf-love, t'lere is nothing- like senna tea.
uuee a w eeK.
Tub Yankee and the Bear. Two- Yan
kees stroliug in the woods, without pny nrms
in their possession, observed a bear climbing
a tree, with it.7 paws clasped uroiuM the
trunk. One of thern ran forward, and cnught
the bear's paws, one in eack hnnd. He then
culled out to his comrade, Mor.aluan, run
home and bring ino something ll Lid the
varmint; aud mind you don't stay, or I'm in
a fix.'
Jonathan ran off, but staid a lon; time.
During the interval, tho bci.r m:de several
desperate attempts to bito tho hand of him
ho held it At icngiu jouuiuau came
'Hullo, what kept you so lou?
'Well. I'll tell vou. V.'hcn I got home
breakfast was ready, so I Gtuid to cat it,'
Well,' said his comrado. 'coj.j uov, (inn
hold the critter till I kill it'
Jonathan seized the bear s paws, and held
the animal.
Well, have you hold of him?'
'I guess I have. '
'Very well, then, hold fast; I'm off for my
Tub neual colouv of Fernando Po, where
the prisouersof State in Cuba are to be cob
veyeu, is au island, forty-four miles long and
twenty miles broad, situated ou tho west
coast of Africa, iu the Bright of Biafra,
about twenty miles from the nearest poiutof
the main laud, l'ernanno 1 o is iu iuulhub
about 3 deg 30 mio. north, is traversed by
11 mountain ridge, which fit Clarenca Peak
rises to the height of 10,6:"Q feet, or over
two miles, is fertile, well watered and thickly
wooded. It coutains, in a state of nuture,
wooded, it coutains. in a stuio oi uiaure,
large flocks of goats and sheep, aud swarms
I -f I - F 'I'l... llnnfd a V I
i 01 tuuuiveyti ui jjirui, mziv, iuv wiumw,
cessiveiy not ui uu nines, ucvuiuco juiuh - i -
,.., ,l. o .., ti.
Mibmhus hid ibiuj
leuiiai WIIIU Itum tuo wjuuiicu,
winu uiu'.vs iruiii mo wuiurcun
Africa. The nutive population. consists of
twelve thousaud negroes, inhuniting fifteen
villages. The English lioverumeut, between
1727 aud 1834, made an attempt to form a
colony, but failed. In 1844, Spaiu again
took possession and
ofifiimishpii a rte n a i
TiiR PittBburg (Jazkttb says there are
hundreds of vocatious iu busy life now en-
tiielv filled by men who might us well be
chormiug wood or rolling irou, could be oc
cupied by women whose fair hands and fer-
ti e brains wou d deveiooe euuai proncieucy
f the proper training and pducatiou wero ai-
"orded. It is, therefore, idle to talk of no
. .
p i.
lorueu. it w, uiereiuro. . no .u ... "' ""
opportunities beiug offered women to obtain
a livelihood, or ot the gross injustice oi tue
world in awarding her ooor nay for her work,
I be responsibility should bo cliargi
those ou whom devolves the duty of educa
ting girls, aud uot npon business men and
merchants. Ir they are ntted tor places m
the trades and professions they can demaud
and receive tho same remuneration tor their
work as men, and until they are so fitted will
be cou poned to eke out a miserable subsist
ence on beggarly poor wages. There is
truth in this which parents should heed.
(iirls ought to be taught trades as much as
A little four year old child, iu Portland,
told his father he was a fool. On being rep
rimanded by his mother, and required to say
he was sorry, he toddled up to the insulted
parent and exclaimed: "Papa, I'm sorry
California is about to add tin to her other
mineral treasures. The Teiuascat mine in
that State now gives employment to 25 hands
and the prospect is good for an immense in
crease of the production.
IIIiiiidcrlHS Ajjaln.
The New York Heraod in an article on
Us rarmway rffgislatri of Indiana Bays:
The -democrats hafo been blundering again
on tho nigger. They still dream of the "con
stitution an it was" under Buchanan, when,
by the Drcd dcott decision negro hod no
rights "which o white nan was bound to re
spect" But since that day two nmenamonts
have been added to the constitution the
thirteenth abolishing slavery root find brunch,
nnd the fourteenth, declaring, niuoDg other
things, equality to niggcra in the matter of
equal right, and that suffrage and represen
tation shall go together. Now comes the
fifteenth amendment, giving to the black
man, the red man, and the yellow man, the
Indian and Chiuurnnn citizenized, the same
right of suffrage as the vhite man. General
Grant, too, thinks this amendment will set
tle all this business and he hopes it will be
duly ratified by the States. This endorse
ment, there is every reason to believe, will
carry this amendment through: for, says
Hichard, "the king's name is a tower of
Why. then, will tho democrats persist in
thia foily of fighting the nigger, when they
liave been almost destroyed iu their success
ive disasters in the nigger question since
18")4? But for tho stupidity of their cop
perhead nnd rebel leaders of tho Tummany
uonveni ion uiey migui nuvo ruu creu ucu.
Giant a tight, race, und they might have se
cntiid a handsome majority in the present.
IIouso of Henreaentativej. But instead of
recognising the "fixed Tacts" before them,
tho stupid managers of the pnrty proclaimed
the reconstruction acts of Congress "uncon
stitutional, revolutionary aud void," and so
thev were swamped ugam in OS as they had
been under Johnson on the same issue in '66.
So they are out in the cold, waiting for some
nrovidential smash-up of the Republican
party, aud apparently incnpable of seeing
anvthinir to fight but the almighty nigger.
He is to them v. hnt n bit of red flannel is to
nu enraged bull or a turkey cock an intol
erable iusult, to be resented, reckless of con
sequences. Tub Canadian Exodus. The Times cor
re'jtly says:
"It seems that tho exodus of French Cana
dinns to this country is steadily increasing
(if late, and that ut no similar period within
the last twelve years bus there been snch
largo and continuous emigration of agricul-
turoists. A Montreal paper says that the
number now leaving weekly by way ot that
city 13 overuW, and that the great majority
are voting men. The t rench Canadians are
an industrious nnd honest people, and in
very short time make excellent American
citizens. They uie rather backward iu some
respects, owing to the old depressive laws o
i,e Providence nud its priestly domination
imt- ; only needs a brief residence in this
country to put them alongside of uny other
p itsn ot the rjonuiuiiuu iu enterprise, uuu
Has the Times remarked that the Canadian
farmers eniov comnurativ.e Free Tra'le and
cheap British fabrics? and that they are so
peverse as to prefer the nearer markets ami
better prices afforded on onr side of the line?
Has it observed that the flow of population
liitherwnrd has ireneru lv been strongest when
our Tariff was highest? And has it note
that our experience in this respect is by no
nieuns uuiquo? inbune,
Pennsylvania in the House of RepreseN'
tativfs. Pennsylvania is represented on the
standing committees iutho House of lvepro.
sentatives, us follows:
On Elections. John Cessna and Samuel
Randall; Ways and means. Win. I). Kelly;
Appropriations, O. J. Dickey; Bauking nnd
Currency, Geo. W. Woodward; Ninth Census
It. J. Haldeman: Pucific Railroad, Daniel J
Morrill; Claims, John D. Stilos; Mantifuc
tures, Daniel J. Morrill, (chairman;) Mulitin,
J. B. Donley; District of Columbia, G. W.
Gilfillan; Judiciary, Ulysses Murcur; Revo
lutionary Claims, J. S. Negley; Public Ex
penditures, J. B. Donley and J. Lawrence
Getz; Naval Affairs, G. W. Scofield, (chnir
tnan;) Revolutionary Ponsious, G. W. Gilfil
luu; Ooiuago, Weights and. Measures, Wm.
D. Kellv; Puteuts, Dauiel Vun Auken: Pub
lic Buildings and Grounds, J. L. Getz; Mile
age, Ulysses Mercur; Accounts, Henry L.
Cake; Expenditures in State Department, J.
1). Stiles: Expenditures in Treasury Depart
ment, 8. J. Randall; Expenditures iu War
i)cpurtment, John Cessuaf Expenditures in
v rieoartment, O. J. Dickey: Expendi-
v.. no.,mnt
tureJia interior Dcparemeut, J. B. Packer.
i n t. . w.wi Whsn rliaainntoil
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, os astrav friends catlier round
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mm in oruer w resuue m u w . Haw.
of virtno. Gentleness ana Kinaness are
lavished upon him to win him bank again
to innocence and peace. No one would
8U8,)ee,t, that he had ever sinned. But
t . i-i? !..! :.. i. .. 1
. wnen o Door coiiuuiiiir irin is ucuiiycu,
she receives tue Diana ci Bociciy, mm is
henceforth driven irom tne ways oi vir
tue. The betrayer is honored, respected,
and esteemed : but his ruined, heart
broken victim knows there is no rest for
her this side the grave. Society has no
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helping hand for her no smile ot peace
voice ot mrsriveness. inese are
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emuny luuiauuco u....w..
i iiouvcu. iucio . inucm n.v.iS m
and fearful aro the consequences. The
jnjiistico of society is vividly brought to
mind in the case delineated
Aqb of ihb Presidents. The youngest
man elected President is Ulysses S Grant,
who will be forty-seven years old on the 22d
or April 18u. w usniugtou was nity-seven,
John Adams sixty-one. Thomas Jeffersou,
fifty-seven, Madison fifty-eight, Monroe fifty-
eiglit. Jonu Uuincy Adums nity-eigm. a.u-
drew Jackson over sixty, Martiu Van Buren
fiftv-soven. William Henry Harrisou, sixty-
seven, James K. Polk forty-nine, achary
Tavlor sixty three. Frank Pietce forty-eht,
James Uucnanan sixty-nve, ana Auruunui
. - . . - . . r
Lincoln nearly fifty-one when elected.
If you are a lover don't love two girls at
. , . i l . ' . i;v
once, tiove is a goou tuiug, out it m uu
butter, it won t do to have too much on hand
at one time.
Why is a chemist lika a wit?
Because be
i ii famished with trsod retort
flail Connecticut.
Our news from our sister State is cheer
ing. Connecticut has rejected her present
Democratic State officers and chosen in
stead their Republican competitors.
James Dixon (late Johnsonized United
States Senator) is beaten for Congress in
the Ilartfotd District by JuliusL. Strong,
Republican a Republican gain. James
P. Babcock (a Johnsonized Federal of-
ce holder) has barely escaped defeat in
running for Congress in the New Haven
District, which went Democratic last
April by over 2,500 majority. William
II. Barnum (Dcm.)is barely re-elected in
ie Faii-field and Litchfield District, oyer
.Sidney B. Beardsley, Republican. In the
New London nnd Windham District,
Henry II Stavkweather, Republican, is
of course re-elected by a large majority.
So we have a net gain of one in the del-
gation half of it instead of a fourth.
The Legislature is Republican, thus se
curing the ratification of the XVth
Amendment , at least so far as Connecti
cut is concerned. The Republican tri
umph seems complete.
Nobly done, Connecticut! No nore
timely blow than yours has yet been
Ktruck for Impartial and Universal Free
dom! Later. Wo elect three Congressmen,
a gain of two.
Corn nnd Cotton.
As to corn and cotton have been ascribed
regal powers by their respective adherents,
the amount of each raised iu the United
States the pa3t year will interest our readers.
We learn from the monthly report of the
Department of Agriculture that among the
corn-raising States Illinois stands first on the
list, having produced the past season 131,
305,000 bushels; Indiana next, with 90,832-,
000 bushels; Ohio third, with 74,040,000
bushels; and Iowa fourth on the list, 65,332,-
000 bushels. Rhode Island, on nccouut of
the small garden lot acccorded her, stands
lowest, 340,000 bushels. Of the States in
rebellion Tennessee Btands highest, having
raised 54,772,000 bushels; Mississippi next,
35,519.000 bushels; Arkansas next, 32,440,
000 bushels; and Alabama next, 31,240,000
bushels. Few of the States show a decline
from the previous year, the aggregate in
crease boing over 137,000,000 bushels, and
the total amount produced reaching 905,178,
000 bushels. Of thin amount the fifteen
States which lately held slaves produced
410,432,000 bushels.
The cotton crop, which was threatened in
the early part of the season with disaster, so
far .improved under the auspices of favorable
Full weather as to warrant the belief that it
will be very little below the figures of. 1867,
and quite equal to half the crop of 1859, and
net an equal or greater amount of money to
the planters. Among the cotton-raising
States Mississippi stands highest, having
raised the pnst year 400,000 bales; Georgia
next, 290,000 bales; Alabama next, 285,000
bales; Arkansas next, 265,000 bales; and
Texas next, 260,000 bales. The aggregate
amount reaches 2,380,000 bales, agaiust
2,450,000 bales in 1867, and 1,835,000 in
A man named Blackstoue, a wealthy and
apparently prosperous merchant of Phila
delphia, iu a fit of insanity last week mur
dered his wife and two children, and after
telegraphing his wife's parents iu Connecti
cut that he had done so, committed suicide
by drowning himself. In speaking of this
occurnnce, the Agr says: "Nothing can be
said to enhance the tragic horror of the late
extermination of the Bluskstono family.
More details as to the character nnd antece
dents of the unhappy actor in the tragedy
may throw some useful light on the causes
that determined his distracted miud to the
butchery of thoao who were most dear to him.
As shown thus far, the disturbing impulse
seems to nave been the thirst lor money,
i, . . . ,. . , ,
loinea 10 inai inordinate love lor it. wnicu
jS the 'root of all evil.' The prosperous far
mer living ou his own land, sens it to seen
better fortune in tho business of a great city.
lie does not fully realise his hopes, and a
morbid discontent soon exageratca an ap
prehension of loss. Worshiping the al
mighty dollar, in losing it ho loses all.
Domestic love no longer comforts him; no
stable principles sustain hitn; and, in black
despair, he confounds himself, his wife, and
bis children, in one common doom. It is to
the too prevalent love ot mouey, to the too
craven dread of poverty, that e ascribe
many of the morul disorders of our times;
aud to theso causes seem traceable the lata
tragedy, the horror of which uo words can
We have from Georgia accounts of tho
visit there for the Spring months of-promi
nent Northern meu. The list of names
presents a curious - collection, including
among those present or expected. Secretary
Seward, Senator Bprague, Thurlow Weed,
aud others.
Imprisonment for debt is rapidly disap
pearing from tne code ot the Kuropean
States. In the English Parliament a bid
providing for its abolition has just been
passed to the seoond reading

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