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BtOOMSBURG, COLUMBIA CO., PA., WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 14, 1807.
M-J? XS XS IfJLK JL-P ;
OFFICER OF COI.UMMlAtO.
President JuJe JJuii. William Elwcll.
... Associates- fefelcW
Proth'y and (Tic ofCoui-tn-Jes.se Coleman.
.Vltagisturaud Recorder -John U. Freeze.
; i ( Allen Mann,
,! -Commissioners John F. Fowlor,
I ( Montgomery Cole.
.i Sheriff Saiimel Snyder.
Treasurer John J. Stilts.
? i iv j Daniel Snyder, .
Auditors L. B Rupert,
" (John P. Ilnnnon. ;
-Commissioner's Clerk Wni. Kriikhniiin.
Comimssionor's Atloriic-K. IT. Little.
, JloreantfU Apiiraipor 'npt. Geo. W. Ult.
County .Surveyor Isaac A. Ifctwitt
District All roucy Milton M. Tranh.
, Coronor William .1. Ikelcr. '
"County Superintendent!--Chas. Biuklcy,
AseHorS Interim! Revenue R. F. Clark.
uv- f John Thomas,
' " I J. S. Wood".
Collector Benjamin F. llartmnn.
EW STOVE AND TIN SHOP.
ON MAINSTRRRT, (NKARf.Y Orr-OSITB
MILI,KK'g3TKR.) HI.OOWSBt B J, "A,
Tiln unduraiinnrf lias pint Ollcil up, mid upcneJ,
STOVH A TV T I ft X 13 O P,
In Ihl Blare, wh.-re tie 5 .priipafed lo imikn up new
'1'IJl IVAItR of -ill kind, iu Iih lino, nod do rupuir.
ti.t with neamoin mill liiiltu, ii;mi ilif inon rc i.
"nnnblfi liirniK, ileal. o keep, 'jo hand ijl'OVKS nl
varinu pattern, and .lyla, which ho will soil upon
tumie M ull unrcluiir.
(ive him . "II. H" if a afto-t mechanic, and ilu
rrliiR at' ,l i.'ib'lc uirtroaege.
" t . JACOB MET..
'n'lsoinisliiirg. Pepl. C ISM. Ijr.
pLASTEll FOR SALE.
I'ho underlined ie auem fiunif up a
altliePENN KITHWAOR Mil.! 9. anil wl offer l"
11m public OKU lit) Mill III) I UNH UKoT
Iovi.i Mtolia While i'laoler,
jiropnred rcnily fur ui" in nwnmi'ipw In iuiIi purclina
ra, ut uuy lilno fium lliu limi uf Murrli imt.
i. B. iUG.NIN'rUI.
;lnin, Jnn. I-U7.
Ioot an1 sifoi-f si i p.
V: OCJJ . auiTOX,
Retpatfftilly furnrmii tlir pnlilir fiat liu Is ticw pro
iuml louitinufjicture !! kntild 4r
BOOTS AND SHOES,
at the LOWUST JUMi IWrs ;
At short iir.tlen niiililY)ft very Irit mid lattut flyl-'i
II r, Uirtuiu (an i VrH-kntiu n hi ItlfiniufliurB,) Im
had many ycbrn nl' rfiirronHl'til cxpvrb art wall u r'p
yrniion fur g'f'd work, integrity and liunorublc dlti
W I'luro .f tit i ii g mi on Pmitli r.ifit fVintur u(
M;tin and Iron Mt, rvrf J, K.ttirioii'n Hlnrc,
, f.KO. W. N.VTf.K, Prcpriclor.
Tl Mxtvi" wH hunwti IpUcI hat rtr:i;tty ninl'T
jrnii rafltrul rliniipen in i' iiit.(.Ml itrr:iri!i.it.i.t,
ltd ft -j irifiifi'ir tminiinirt! to In- lonit'T riiftniu
nrnl tlic (invi'llins jMiitlii; licit lii- iirr.nniinoiliilin'w
for Itir rniiifnrt of his RifMl urn wtoiui tonon ;lii
llitf country. U'u UiUU: will always be PummI 9 up
)llcd, iidi onl) ivlttt fniu-ztiiiilril fund, lint Willi a I
III dHiciieh'-t uf ifii fu-ni, 11m H'iiit hhI lltiinrf
4tKr'il Mini iifiiilnr li vraao kiiuii n 'Jlclintry.'j
puriJiiiiicil dirttct (Vmii riitt iuitMirlins Utufn, are en
tirely (twit, ntnl frv IV m all iiAiMiiujim (iruc. It
it llianklnl for a riiti:ral pMrnuago in ttio v(,,tcu
will cutiUmiu lu dtit.'fve a it. tht I'miir.;.
UKOmic: VV. AlAUfiCR.
lana 13. laijil.-i., h
AClfLN'K AND ilKPAUl .SllOP.
THE Knd'T.imf it wohM nioct revpertfully an
nomite to tfif publie e!iillv. 1tul pn-i:ii"l
to cterulu all kiiilp "f MAHMNERV. nt JO.-I-TII
HIIAUI'i.K' KOU.VDIIV.iil ll!uniiilmr. wlmre lio
an tlwnv. bn f.mnil r.:aJv to ilo all kllula ol r imir
1n;, iilinlii Thri-KhiuK Mu-l.iiwa. ""d "Ii'm-i. all
kindiolFariiiintf'.pnfili. Al.8. Tl'ltN'IX'S AMI
1'ITINrt til' OP t'ASIINU AMI MACIIIXBItV,
done on liori notice, m a cooil wurkuiaulika iuu.
nfr, upon Ihe most rKatouulilv luriua.
lout Mperieiiro in tile buninuaa.aa rnri-inan In
hfhnp or l.wi H. Maun of tlii !'. for ovur
tilne )ojt, worruaK knu in laying Ibul lie can mvu
emiru Mtialuclion tu ull tvku nut lavor Uiui Willi
Uloom.turt, No.3l, IBfiO. -
TllR iiiliocrlbcr liavlug pwchiiied tUo -'Fat Ion
LOCK IIAVKit, Pn ,
properly of K. W. Cijony. Eq., would miy to Hie
riemliof thu lloiian, hia nc'iunlutniiccn, nml llii'imb
Ilo amierally. dial tie liiiiml lo "kirp a lloikL,
with Ihe arcoimnoilutioiia ami comfoita of a llarcr.,
illunilly bqIk il Uurir patronage.
J, O ITEVKIUK.
, t.ote of llii Mnilinn Home, I'll il(lcl.hin.
).ock lluven, lice, 4), U'.ii.
jl jlSS LIZZIE PETEKMAN,
Would announce Vn Ibo Indie ol nionin'bure; and
the public ynimrullr, tlial hu .n jut teceivod Irntn
the eastern ci'iue ...
spring ami Scmiticr
' oiiiiilnj of all nrlitlfe uminlly found in firatclaaa
vTir Millinery elnroi, tier gondi ore of mo best aualiiy
- amdamuiia the nioRt huivliom and rliapnil intlie
loarkrt. rail ami cxauuue ttiim lor yotirulfoa.
- Nobody ch'iulJ purehUie dlaewiii.'rn before oxanilp.
' laf Mien pittunnnu'a Ktor.k ui guotle. lit.o acta made
. Murder. " ""' 'hortnii notice, or repaired.
lor) on Man Urtr.t, id tl. or belew the atoro of
. i trMlei.hall Uupart.
pMeotnaburg, .May S, 1300. if.
IL H. UUNSBEEGER,
JSaik Strict, hdtni) the ?Jmtrimn House"
Wktwlw kp on linnd, and furni'liee to tlio home
Ma) ay trado, all'hlladcipUia(lowoai) price.,
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TSE IUT.AXD PLUG TOBACCOS,
DOtriC AND IMPOltTEO CIOAIl all kinde ol
faaf Mrer.iauni and Briar Wood ripp, and all
vtel aartainliif lo lit trade.
r awaa aiuall retail dealora in clgari and rhew.
Initab aara. would do well to lite Ilium cnll.iu
wad aadini to ths eitlee for every article they
m,mMI e-walweiiijof lltr.a country pcdlara.
,C:3, DRUGS, DRUGS.
Far r ,ohn "oyrr Dru Hint;
corner Market Htrocu. a goou aiat-
mnttt r DUlliiS,
u.Jiim ta. Oila and Varnieho. alwaya on
"ara. aa4 aPc ,n" l n'' 0,,",,
Dmt aHe)!" wa.
QUX.: TTY GUARANTEED.
rrtMrlaaV"' ""Vafnlljf compounded at Moyor'a
hAyata - Ja!i4lolHi aold at Mayer' Dru
w?.barfa T ' Owdial. Baker'a Cod Liver Oil,
"Jfa, "'-atit mritalBtai oall at Moyart
and retail, at J. ft.
M I'UnURIIED EVElir .WKDNK8DAY IN
: . ' Ul.OOMSHlmil, I'A., BY
WILLIAMSON II. JACOI1Y.
TEIIMH. 1 00 in ailvancft. Knntpiild wiibin
l IX MONTH. 6tt eitnlnnJ.lllloniil will bo elmrKiil,
07- Nounir diarnnMiiuril until mi arrearugni
art unld iiccni ut ibo op.lon of lliu odilor.
11ATKS 01 AJVKHTISINU.
ihn LiNfn ciiurriioTR a rhOAa.
One niimrt) "bi' or thrnt lnTi.in 1 fin
Every uonequuiit InmTlioii of than 11
rc. U. ' Osr, It.
'J tiri!B "
r.siruiur'a and Aduiiiiittrulor'e Nnllou. 3.00
Auditor'. Notice ".''i0
Oilier cdverlieincnia iniertod according toapeclul
Kuniiieiia notlcea, without advancement, twenly,
cmiia per lino.
Ti-Hinli-itt ndvertitentcnta pnyalila iu adtance all
oilier, diia eft" Ihelir.l lli.erllin.
CT OKPICE-ln Bhivo'a Uluck, t'or.of Main daH
Addreaa, W. H. JACOBY.
. (lloonuburn, Columbii County, Pa
MY XEIGJiKOn'S WIFE.
We tro taugh ttolove ; from childhood'gyers,
'Twas siiuiipcd upon my mind ;
Mr earliMt artitJei of fitiltl
Was lovo for huniuii kind,
Tu lore my nciphlor as myself
U (,'liristian-like, they ty
And if I lovo my noighbor'H wife, ,
J low can I help it pray?
Tito 0' olden Itnla I rtnvc to heed
Wherever 1 may bo,
Ami do to of hem its I would
Thai they should do to me ;
And no one d:iy I thought , 'twere well
li" I this precept tried, .
And filled with generous thought I took
My neighbor's wife to ride.
V.nt ah ! this kind and simple act
(lave rise to slanders hinh ;
A ho.;t ut furious imigue availed
My neighbor's wife mid 1.
We'cr taught to share with liberal hearts
The blfKsiuj; that wo prize
To smile with nthein wIimi they Mnile,
And thy the uiouruer'it eye.
And when nni! day I rlnnec-1 to fml
Mv neighbor's wii'e in ttars,
I whisirif"l u-urdf of sympathy
Within her li.iteniiij; ears ;'
I drew her trembling form to mine,
And kissed her tears uwny ;
The aet wat seen ; lol tharo wa8
The very deuce to pay.
Alas! alas! 'tis passing strange
I'm ;aue 1 can't see throiuh it ;
Fiii told to lovo with all my heart,
Then blamed because I do it ;
Tli preeept that I learned in youth
Will cing to nic through life ;
In to love iny nciehbor, and
I in sure I love his wife.
AJIAa' .Vl'TAtKEU FtV A I,LG3.
a rErron.'.rANTE :;or in tiii: uti.i.s.
Last iiiht, duiing tlio peiformauee of
Messrs. Thayer Si Xoyos great eireu and
collection of wild animals, a frightful acci
At the termination of the circus a den
containim four lions was dr.t3od into the
rin?. Mr. Charlos 'W hilo was thmt intro
duced and fearlessly entered tho cage and
commenced performing with these brutes.
The performance consists of the lions
jumping through hoops und over barriers,
and concluded with Mr. White foet.liii.tr the
auimals with raw meat out of his hands.
The performance went smoothly along for
aeveral minutes, when it was observed that
one of tho lions, a vicious looking fellow,
seemed loth to do his part, and White conit
mended punishing him with his whip.
This so enraged tho beast that lie sprang
upon Mr. White, felling him to the floor of
the cage, and setting his jaws into hia body,
ai though he intended to eat tho follow up.
It was very soon noticed that a part of the
programme was being eiucted not advertis
ed in the bills. The canvass was filled to its
utmost, many Indies being present.
Then commenced a suenc which baffles
description. The roaring of the lions, and
the fereuming women was more than the
stoutost heart could stand. Men who brav
ed tho danger of the battlefield and saw
death in its every form turned pale and
trembled. In a few seconds it was noticod
that Nero, a noblo lion, rushed forward to
the rescue of his keeper, and in the mean
time Me.i.-;rs Thayer & Noyea with a few of
their attaches, rushed to the cago armed
with bars of iron, axes and everything that
was convenienty near and commenced beat
ing tho brute from oil" his keeper. In this
they Soon succeeded, nud Mr. White was
taken bleeding from the lion's den, and car
ried to tho National-Hotel, where ho now
lies in n very critical situation. lr. Whit
bock was called in to dross Mr." Whites
wounds. His right shoulder is most horribly
mangled by tho sharp teeth r.nd ponderous
jaws of tho excited and furious beast.
Rochater Union , ftlh ult, , ! ; - ,
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An Honest Answer. lloccntly a cler
gyman was . preaching in Belfast when a
young man in tho congregation, getting
weary of the sermon, looked ut hia watch.
Just as ho was iu tho act of examining his
time piece for tho fourth or fifth, time, the
pastor with great earnestness, was urging
the truth upon tho consciences of his hear
ers. "Young man," said he, "how is it
with you ?" Whereupon the young man
with the gold repeater bawled out; in hear
ing of nearly all the congregation, "A quar
ter past eight.". Aa may bo supposed, the
gravity of the assembly was much disturbed
for a time. '
An eeeentrio man in Bath, Me., was
asked to aid a-foreign mission. Ilo gave a
quarter of a dollar, but stopped tho agent
as he was departing, and said "here's a
dollar to pay the expense of getting the
quarter to the heathen.'
s.co 3 oo ion g.ou
fl.oo e.oii iicu p.un
6,00 ?,U0 8..-K) I",f0
U.VO H.HO H'.l'O M.il'l
10. (10 IU.IHI HOII Innii
1,1.00 IRDU '.'(I.CO .10,00
IlaiiKink of Ilartlen, llie Mur
direr, ut Tnzewt'tl Court
Wo make tho following extract from tho
correspondence of a Richmond, Vo. , papor,
dated from Tazewell Court House, Va., 28
Beniamin F. Harden who murdered
Bierno, of Kentucky, at this placo, on tho
16th of last April, suffered tho extreme
penalty of tho law this day at 2 o'clock, P.
M., in tho presence of tho largest crowdj
over asaeniblo within tho limits of luzcwcll
county. Tho excitement throughout South
western Virginia, since tho day of the mur
der, has been unparallolcd by any other
crimo heretofore perpetrated .in this county.
Hundreds of rumors of tho mauy murders,
thefts, robberies and other crimes, have cir
culated from county to county, and from
one section to another, but all foil short of
his written confession, as well as his dying
declarations made to the concouise this day,
from th'i scaffold.
Rev, Hazard Williams road a hymn.
Before kneeling he repcatodly asked Hard
en to kneel, which .ho as often refused to do.
Mr. Williams then offered a most fervent
prayer in his behalf, in which ho showed
how deeply ho realized tho awful situation
of the poor criminal, llardnn then arose
and caid howould address the assembly
did rot know that he had but onu friend in
the immense multitude. The pivaol.cr re
irnosted all who felt any sympathy, in a
moral point of view, to hold up their hands.
All, as far as could be sson by tho writer,
immediately raised their hands. When, lo
the astoiiUhmcnt ofthe assembly, ho ( Hard
en) declared that "he did not believe them."
Harden then spoke for soino twenty or
thirty minutes, in which he contradicted
his written confession, ns well as other ver
bal statements made ; also, accusing two
highly respectable witnesses of giving evi
dence in court against him, which was lint
true, and, ut tho same lime, convincing his
heaicr.s that prevarication and erroneous
statements remain enlirely with hnnsell. Ah
that was really good in his whole rambling
and unconnected herrangue, was his advice
to both old and young, to avoid bud com
pany, sporting, and ardent spirits; the lat
ter article ho declared most emphatically,
had brought him to his ignominious end.
He also nd vised the young peoplo to obey
their parents, and they would ever be cn the
Major n. It. Beyle now proceeded to
pinion his arms and legs, adjust tho rope
around his neck, and then drew over his
head the ominious white cap. All now left
the FciilTbld, while Harden stood, as he had
through the entire scene, calm, cool and
unconcerned, rave a few tears at the com
mencement of his dying speech, as if he
had an hundred years tolive. Major Boyle
with one stroko of tho axe, cut tho rope
that held tho trap. His body ducended rap
idly and Harden lay upon tho ground, ap
parently dead, completely stunned, and
tie uly choked to death, tho rope breaking
when it passed through the ring. A scream
or hoiror ascended from it niiniberof females
some distance on the hill. Tlio loud cry of
order, order, stand back, &c., of the mount
ed and other guard around tho gallows,
tho rush of tho crowd outside tho en
closure, created a sceno never to bo for
gotten by the thousands of spectators that
witnessed the cold water and other restora
tives being administered by I'rs. Gilder
sleeve, Ward and others, in attendance. In
less than thirty minutes Harden, with slight
assistance, was able once more to ascend tho
scaffold. The Kev. Mr. Williams again
beaged and entreated him to pray to n.-k
God forgiveness to all such entreaties he
remained unmoved, and finally silenced all
further efforts in his behalf by declaring
that as ho 'could tiotnrglce hi's encmirs he
could not ask forgfcrnext,' he 'tcnidddt'eaHd
go to ttmud tornunt.' Again ho was
bound, the fatal knot adjusted, the white
cap, so ominious of a speedy launch to
'that bourne from whence no traveler re
turn?,' drawn over his face. Onco more
Major Boylo severed tho ropo sustaining
the scaffold, the trap falls, and tho body of
Benjamin F. Harden was dangling between
Heaven and earth.
He did not struggb much, and after re
maining tho usual time suspended, ho was
taken down and bitried somo hundred yards
above the gollows, whoro now rests ull that
is mortal of one whose greatest pride Beoni
e J to bo to dio 'game ;' and let tho world
cavil and wrangle as they may all must
admit that he enrricdout his petty principle
with a stoical indifference to death, and all
beyond that dread event. Let us draw a
veil over all further history and specula
tions of tho poor criminal. The outraged
law is satisfied, and to his God, before whom
ho now stands, and to Him alone ho is ac
countable. j .
...SOP A South Danvers schoolboy has
written tho following composition ou his
"South Danvers is in tho United Slates.
It is bounded by Salem und reaches to
Middlutown- Its principal river is Goldth
wait's brook, which empties into Salem
harbor. Its principal lake is tho mill pond,
which is dry in summer. Its principal pro
ductions are leather, onions, the South
Churoh and George Peabody. South
Danvers has many religious sects, among
which are the Orthodox, who worship
nothing." ' ,.1Tf .
BOL. "When was Rome built?" inquired
a sohoold inspector. "In the night.' said
he, "How do you make that out?" Why
sir, you know .Rome wasn't built in a day.
IImv Old Juke Won the CIiccnc.
Somo years since I was employed as a
warehouso clerk in a largo shipping house
in Now Orleans, and, whilo in that capaci
ty, the following funny scono occurred :
One day a vessel came in, consigned to
the houBo, having on board a largo lot of
cheese from New York. During the voy
ago somo of thorn had become damaged
by bilgo water (tho ship had bccouio leaky);
consequently tho owners refused to receivo
them. They were, therefore, sent to the
consigners of the ship, to bo stowed until
the case conld bo adjusted. I discovered, a
few days afterward, that as to perfumo
they were decidedly too fragrant to remain
in tho warehouse in the middle of J une, and
roportod the same to my eui'iloycrs, from
whom I received orders to have them over
hauled, ami send all that wore passable to
Ceard and Calhoun's auction mart (then in
tho old Camp Street Theatre), to bo dispos
ed of for the benefit of the underwriters,
and tho rest to the swamp. I got a gang of
black boys to work on them, and when they
stirred 'cm up, be tha bones of Moll Kel
ley's quart poll but tho smoll was illigant
intirely. I kept a respectable distance, bo
lieve ine, for strong niggers and stronchceso
on a hot day in June, just bangs all common
essence, including a certain "varmint" wo
Presently the boys turned nut an iimncn.'.t!
fellow about three feet six inches "across the
stump," from which tho box had rotted, in
the cuter a space about ton inches was
Very much decayed, and appeared to be
about the consistency of mush, of bluish
tint caused by the bilge water. The boys
had just set it up on its edgo ou a bale of
gunny-bags, when I noticed oter the way a
big darkey (then on sale) from Charleston
S. C, who was notorious for his butting
propensities, having given most of the nig
gers in that vicinity a tasto of his qualify in
that liiip. I had Been him and another fel
low, the night previous, practicing ; they
would stand one on each side of a hydiaut
somo ten yards distant, mid run at each
other with their heads lowered, and clapping
their bauds upon the hydrant they would
butt like veteran rains. A thought struck
mo that I might cure him . of his bragging
and butting, and at tho same time have
somo fun, so I toM the boys lo keep dark,
and I called old Jake over.
"They tell me you are a great fellow for
"1 is stun, Masta, d.it a fac 1 done butt
tie wool 'lirely orf oh o!e Peter's head lass
ni-lit, and Mas. -a Xieluds was gv.ine to gib
tne i:oss. I kill jist bang the head orf any
nigger bi dese parts, myseil I kin."
"Well, Jake, l'e got a littlo job in that
lino for you, when you haveu t anything
else lo do."
l's on hand for all Jem kin ob jobs, my
self, 1 is."
"Well, you rco tha large cheese back
"I dus dat ! I dus myself."
"Now, if you can but a dent in it you
shall havo it."
' "Gully Massu'l you foolitt' dis lug
"No, I'm not, Jake just you try me,''
"Wot ? you gib ino hull ob dat cheese if
I butt a dint in 'um V
''Do Lor ? I'll bast 'em wide open, 1
will, myself. Jess, stan back dar, you old
Orleans niggcis, und clear do track for Olu
Sourf Carolina, 'case 1'bO comiu' myself I
And Old Jake started back some fifty feet,
and went it nt a good, quick run, and the
next instant I heard a dull, heavy sound, a
kind of tqituhy au.l old Jake's head disap
peared from sight, with the top just visible
on the other side, as he arose with his new
fashioned necklace, the soft, rotten cheese
oozing down all around him ns it settled
down so that just his eyes were visible,
From tho centre of it Jake's voice was
scarcely audible and half smothered, as he
vainly tried to removo tho immense ehecsc.
O-o-o-o ! ei do Lorl Mass took 'em
orf. O-o-o-o ! bress de Lor 1 Lif 'um up I
Goraiuighty! I ."
Meanwhile, I was nearly dead, myself,
having laid back on a cotton balo holding
myself together to keep from bursting while
tho boys stood round old Jako fpaying him
"DcLorl how do nigger's href smell!
You doesn't clean your tcef, old Jako !"
"I say, you din't make more dan four
times (hit hau', did you, old boss "
"Well, you is a nasty nigger, dat a fie 1"
"Well, you is de higyesi kinc ob Welsh
Rabbit you is !"
"Whar you got your bar-greaso ?"
And thus tho boys run old Juke now
half smothered when I took compassion
on him, and told them to take it off. Jake
didn't stay to claim his prize, but put out
"Gor-atnighty ! done got solo dat time.
I'se a case ob yellow fever 1 is myself I
Old Jake was never known to do any
more butting in that vicinity after that.
J6S Old Dr. A, was a quack, and a
very ignorant oue. On one occasion ho was
called by mistake, to attend a council of
physicians in a oritical case After consider
able discussion, the opinion wss expressed
by one that the patient was convalescent.
When it came to Dr. A 'stum to speak :
"f?oni'afccif" said he; "Why that's
nothing serious : I have cured Convale
emu in twenty-four hours 1" '
JST What is tho difference betweon a
tunnel and a sneaking trumpet? Una 13
hollowed put and tho other is hollowed in.
Tlie Kind llcurted Tanner.
Tho following incident is so beautiful and
touching that it should bo read" in every
house hold in tho country. It dovclopos
tho truo, active principle of kindness. How
many an erring mortal, making his first
step in crime, might bo redeemed by tho
exercise of this sublimo trait iu tho charac
ter of tho kind-hearted Quaker.
William Savcry, an eminent minister
among tho Quakers, was a tanner by trade.
Ono night a quantity of hides wero stolen
from his Tannery, and he had rcacon to be
lievo that tho thief was a quarrelsome,
drunken neighbor, culled John Smith. Next
week the following advortisument appeared
in tho newspaper.
"Whoever stole a quantity of hides on the
fifth of this month, is hereby informed that
tho owner has a sincere wish to be his friend.
If poverty tempted hiin to this false step,
the owner will keep the whoe transaction a
secret, and will gladly put him in tho way of
ohtainini; money by means more likoly to
bring l.itn more peace of mind."
Thin singular advertisement attraolod con
siderable attention, hut tho culprit alone
knew who made tho kink offer. When he
read it his heart melted within him, and he
was tilled with sonow for what ho had done.
A few nights afterwards, as the Tunner's
family wero retiring to rest, they heard a
timid knock, and when the door was opun
ed there stood John Smith, with a load of
hides on his shoulders. Without looking
op, he faid : "I . Iiavo brought these back,
Mr Savory, where s1:hII I put them?"
"Wait till I get a Unteni, and I will go
to the barn with thee, ho replied, then per
haps thou wilt come in and tell mc how this
happened. We will see what can be done
As soon as they were gono out, bis wife
prepared soma hot eolfce. nod placed pics
and meat on the table. When they lvtum
from the barn she said: "Mr. Smith, I
thought some hot topper might bo good
lie turned his back towards her, did not
speak. After leaning against the fireplace
iu silence it few moments, he said in a
choking voice, "It is the first time I ever
stole anything, and I luve felt very bail
about it. I am taire I. didn't onco think
that I should come to what I am. But I
took to drinking, and then to quarreling.
Since I began I go down everybody givrs
ne a kick. You are tho first man that h is
title) ed me a helping hand. My wife is
sickly and my children starving. You have
seut them many a ine.il, God blcasyou ! but
yet I stole the hides. But I tell J ou the
truth when I say, it was the first time I was
ever a thief."
"I.ctii be the last, my, fiiend," replied
William Savcry. "The secret lies between
ourselves. Thou art still young, and it is
in thy power to make np for lost time
Promise me that, thou wilt not drink any in
toxicating liquor for a yoar, and I will em
ploy the to-morrow on good wages. The
little boy can pick up stones. But eat a bit
now, and drink somo hot eolfee j1 perhaps
it will keep thee from craving anything
stronger to nicht. Doubtless thou wilt find
it hard to abstain at firt ; but keep up a
brave heart for the sake of thy wife and
children, and it will soon become easy.
When thou hast used of coC'ee, tell Mary
and she will give it to thoe."
Tho poor fellow tried to cat and drink but
the food seemed to choke him. After vain
ly tryinjt to compose his feelings, he bowed
his head on the table and wept like ix child.
After a whilo he ate and drank, and the
host parted with him for the night with the
rcndly words: "Try to do well Johu and
thou wilt always find a friend in me."
John c: to;cl into his cmjloy tho iicvt
day, and remained with hint many years a
sober, honest, and steady man. The secret
of the theft was kept between them ; but
after John's death William Savory some
times told the story to prove that evil might
bo overcome with good.
A Drrndiul Negro Outrage.
Wc havo the particulars of an outrage,
which of late has been somewhat prevaleut,
the ravishing of a whito woman by a negro.
Tho crimo was committed about twelve
miles up the Big Sandy river, and tho vic
tim is a Mrs. Riley, a respectable married
woman. The brute watched tho hm.band
leave home, and she had no protection. She,
however resisted to tho utmost, und was
finally knocked down seuseloss, when he
committed the diabolical act. Tho wretch
is indontifted 83 one Allen Hanson, a fugitive
from Western Virginia, where it is alleged
ho commit tod a similar crime about five
A man answering to the description of tho
raviaher has been arrested by Deputy Sher
in G. . W. Castle, at Louisa, Kentucky,
twelve miles from the scene of tho outragf.
Mrs. Riley has been sent for to iudontify him,
and if he proves to be the villain, the excite
ment is so intense that he will have but a
short shrif. C'meinnnti Enquirer.
6a?" Mrs. Partington cannot understand
oithcr Mr. Gladstono or Mr. Disrally, that
they should be so anxious to pass a bill in
Parliament to give the people universal suf
fering. For her part she thinks there is
suffering enough among the poor people
without making it universal. Reform, in
deed I they should reform themselves first,
without thinking to reform the people.
MS fltiu nf nnmnnlinn iranfi. a TlOrfiOn
who was impressed with the majesty of
duman-aovereignty, sum to a genueman up
side him : "Our emperor is very great
The gentleman replied, "But Godw great
er." "Yes," said the sycophant, 'but the
emperor is young yet."
V IIO T U G JIT THEM.
Who taught the bird lo build her nest
Of wool, mid hay, und moss ?
Who taught her how to weavo it beat,
And lay the twigs across ?
Who taught tho busy bee to fly,
Among tho sweetest flowers ;
And lay her store of honey by,
To eat in winter hours ?
Who taught tho littlo ant the way
The narrow hole to boro ;
Ami, through tho pleasant summer's day,
To gather up her store ?
'Twas God who taught them all the way,
And gave their little skill,
And teaches children, if they pray,
To do His holy will.
A Mexican Wcddln?.
In a letter recontly received by a gentle
man from a friond in Mexico, occurs tha
following description of a marriage in that
I must try and give you an idea of a
Mexican wedding. In the first place when
tho man' wishes "to pop tho question" it
must be done in writing, and scut, not to
the girl, but to the parents. If tho man
happens to take tho "mithcr's'ee," as Burns
says this letter is shown to the girl, who de
cides tho question. Should her answer be
iu the affirmative, the suitor receives a gen
tle hint that a "lady's wardrobe is wanted,"
the sooner the gentleman looks after one
the better for his cause. He must by somo
means or other find out, the size ofthe lady's
foot, and get her a pair of shoes : he must
get her a hat, veil, gowu.honpt, shawl, and
I don't know what. When he appears with
this pilo of merehandisa he receives the
much-desired "yes," from the young
woman'ii own lips. Then tho Alcalde nr
Mayor of the town must he sent for, alsoall
the gill's relatives, every one of them ; be
fore this crowd tho man must confess that j
he loves the woman and wants to many her,
and the Alcalde then fcives his permission.
This constitutes the incipient married state,
the finishing touches aro to bo put on by
the priest. Upon tho arrival of that dread
ed and reverend parsonage, the whole affair
ii! scanned over by him ; he eyes his victim,
baptises him, after which coietnouy, the
priest of oourac becomes anxious as to tho
'"fee." The man has now to settlo this
piece of business to the satisfaction of the
"luiuiiUringani," when ho is soon after
wards married according to the riles of tho
Roman Church. T hroxpen3C.i of "the
poor bridegroom are not over yet ; ho must
give a fca..t ", he must give a ball also, all of
which costs a great deal of money. There
is musio to pay Tor, candies, whisky, wine,
sugar plums, meat, coffee, sugar, bread, so
th it. by the lime the festivities come to a
clo-e the poor fellow is nearly ruined, the
relatives of the girl eat him out of house
and home, and leave him and his wife to
live on love. Unfortunate aim misguided
youth ! How many years has he to live to
The Jersey l'oct "Rocked to
The Newark iring Courier, which first
nut fourth the claim of Mr. A. M. Ball, of
New Jersey, to the authorship of Mrs.
Aker's beautiful poem of '"Rock Me toSiecp,
Mother," has been convinced of its error by
the fact that Ball himself admits, in a hu
miliating letter to Mrs. Sarah IlcIIen Whit
man, that in 1805 ho appropriated that
lady's poem, "A Still Pay in Autumn,"
written twelve ears previously. The Con
ner iu copying this letter says :
"Comment on the above letter is unneces
sary. The inevitable verdict will bo he who
steals one woman's vcrrscs will steal anoth
er's. Ami more than this, he is by his rep
resentations or misrepresentations alone re
sponsible for the wrong and injustice heaped
upon the head of a gifted and innocent
woman by the press of tho country. This
wrong will of course be lighted as far as
possible by those journals instrumental iu
inflicting it, but LUeh an atonement will
hardly repay her for the keen mortification
she must have sufiercd in thus being para
ded before tho public as a plagiarist and
liar. Bv his own coufossion, Mr. Ball has
shown himself to be a literary offender of
n f(vn lYl Afl sort, and we wash our hands of
him and his 'claims' henceforth."
It is somewhat amusing that Ball's claim
was persistently urged by the literary critics
of such journals as tho Af;o, J?otmi
Talk, TrihuM and Tina of New lork,
who of course must now bo quite abashed at
the ridiculous game of "base Ball' they
Ime been playing. It will be refreshing to
see with what justice thoy can make amends
to the lady whom they so grossly wronged.
At all events the New Jersey poet is effect
ually "Rocked to Sleep" in this instanc, and
hy a little furthtr self investigation that
individual may possibly convince himself
that he is no poet at all, but only a dreamy
plagiarist of poelio effusions ot others.
Bofto Transcrigf. -
The Will of tub Drcnkabd1 die a
wretched sinner; and I leave to the wor d
a worthless reputation, a wicked example,
and a memory only fit to perish.
I leave to my parents sorrow and bitter
ness of soul all the days of their lives.
I loave to my brothers and sisters shame
and S nd reproach of their acquaint-
nf leave to my wife widowed and broken
heart and a life of lonely struggling and
SUl1eanvetomychiidren a tainted name, a
ruined position ; a pitiful upmmn, and
.l. ..t;iUne Tflnnlleetion of a father who
u vie life diaoraoed humanity, and at
rinatri .n.nArl the meat oom
rany of those who ara nv to ntr tha
kingdom of wod. , .
The P-roUlgatesj of Congress.
Tho Rochester Union, referring to Bing
ham's chargo that Schenck was drunk,
"Sehonek is a fair specimen ofthe major
ity of our 'rulers' in Congress. A mora
profligate and demoralized set of men than
the senators and reprosontaves in the pros
cut Congress no vor assembled at the nation
al Capitol- We have the evidence of Col.
Piatt, one of the loaders of the Republican
party in Ohio, that a committee of tho
House at the last sctsion ssierlaiwd
that a high officer of the government had
robbed the public treasury of a million dol
lars, but smothered the matter for the time
being lest it "affect the next elections." In
tho New York Herald's reocntly published
account of a long interview with Thad Ste
vens at Lancaster, the latter, in explaining
why ha Was finally induced to aecopt tho
Sherman reconstruction Bill, is quoted as
'Some men had their wives at Washing
ton and their women at home, and others
their women at Washington and their wivoa
at home, and it was impossible to keep them
together. The bill was not all wo wanted,
but it was the best we could get, and so wa
"Mack," the well known correspondent
of the Cincinnati Commercial, boldly makes
the following charges, which he stands ready
to substantiate :
"It can be shown that members of Con
gress own stock in the street railroads A
Washington for which they never paid a
cent, or rendered any other return than their
votes for the acts of incorporation, and their
subsequent acts to authorizo the increase of
fare from five to seven cants.
It can be shown that the two houses have
been, time and again, influenced by the pal
try consideration office passes in their votes
upon matters affecting the greatest railroad
monopolies in the country.
"It can be proven that members of Con
gress have appe.ned iu their seats as the
attorneys fir railroad corporations.
'It can be proven that the members of
the two houses were directly bribed for
their votes on the whiskey tax two years
"It c:n be preen that senators positively
agreed to confirm Mr. Cowan as Minister to
AiHtria last winter, if he would help Mr-Johr.-ou
to appoint their relatives to office.
"All of these things and a hundred more
can be prove n to tho satisfaction, if the op
portunity l-c but presented."
The man who makes these charges is a
Republican, and the paper which priuts
them is Republican. Tho men charged
with corruption are the immaculate patriots
who sacrifice themselves upon tho alter of
thuir country by consenting to serve in Con
gress that the government may be kept out
of the hands of "copperheads," and who
propose to turn the President out of office
for misbehavior I
Mf.trod. A lady was complimenting a
clergyman on the fact that she could always
recollect and recite more of the matter of
his sermons than of any other minister she
was in the habit of hearing. She could
not account for this, but she thought the
fact worthy of observation. The reverend
ietuLuian remarked that he could explain
the cause. "I happened," ho said, "to
mako a particular point of classifying my
topics it is a hobby of mine to do so ; and
therefore I uever compose a sermon without
first settling the relationship and order of
my urgumobts and illustrations. Suppose,
madam, that your servant was starting for
town, and you wero obliged hastily to in
struct her about a few domestic purchases,
not having time to writo down the items
and suppose you said' "Be sure to bring
some tea, and also some soap, and coffee too,
by tho by ; and some powder-blue ; and
dou't forget a few light cakes, and a little
starch, and some sugar ; and, I think of it,
soda" you would not be surprised if her
memory failed with regard to one or two
articles. But If your commission ran thus.
"Now, Mary, to-morrow we are going to
have some friends to tea, therefore bring a
supply of tea and coffee, and sugar and light
cakes, and then tho next day, you know, is
washing day, so that we shall want soap and
starch, and soda and powder-blue ; itis most
likely she would retain your order as easily
as you retain ray sermons."
aS David R. Porter. ex-Govornor of
Sr.-itu nf Pennsylvania, died at his resi-
1o.i;v;ii llan-isburc vesterday afternoon
The deceased was a man of uncommon ac
tivity of mind, and had been identined witn
,.m;p nffairs in the Commonwealth for the
major part of a long and eventful life. He
was eleoted and re-electea to noin nouses oi
the State Legislature, where he served on
tho mnr imnortant committees, was associ
ated with the leading men of the State in
amending the Constitution ; was the first
rinwrnnr chosen under the amended instru
ment, and hold the office two terms. In
business affairs Mr. Porter was distinguished
for breadth and soundness ot judgment,
nil did much to develon and blace upon a
sound footing the iron interests ofthe State.
By the death of ex-Governor rorter ine
Commonwealth loses a devoted citizen, and
his friends and family a companion and pro
tector, who was endeared to tnem by many
estimable and winning traits of character.
Wfc. "I never knew' but one woman."
said Sir Robert Wapole, "whom I could not
bribe with monay. It was lady S , and
she took diamonds. "
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