Newspaper of Bedford Gazette, February 1, 1867, Page 1

Newspaper of Bedford Gazette dated February 1, 1867 Page 1
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TERMS OF PUBLICATION. Tan BEDFORB GAZETTK is published every Fri day morning by MEYERS A MBITGEL, at $2.00 per annum, if paid strictly in advance ; $2.50 if paid within six months; $3.00 if not paid w\thin six month*. All siibseription aerennts MUST be settled manually. No paper will be sent out of the State unless paid for IN AOVASCE, and all sueh subscriptions will invariably be discontinued at the expiration • f the time for which they are paid. All ADVERTISEMENTS for a less term than three months TEN CENTS per line for each ln ertion. Special notices one-half additional All "esoluthns of Associations; sommunications of imited or individual interest, and notices of mar -iages and deaths exceeding five line.', ten cents er line. Editorial notices fifteen cents per line. All legal No Sites of every kind, and Orphans Court mud Judicial Sales , art required by law te be published in both papers published in this p/aee. I 'fp All advertising due after first insertion. A liberal discount is made to persons advertising by the quarter, half year, or year, as follows : 2 months. 6 months. 1 year. ♦One square - - -S4 50 $6 00 $lO 00 Two squares - - - • 900 16 00 Throe squsres .--80# 12 00 20 00 Quarter solumn - - 14 00 20 00 45 00 Half eolumn - - - 18 00 25 00 45 00 One eolumn - - - • 30 00 45 00 80 00 ♦One square te occupy ene inch of space. JOB PRINTING, of every kind, done with neatness nd dispatch. THB GAZETTE OFFICE has Just been refitted with a Power Press and new type, and everything in the Printing line can be execu ted ia the most artistie manner and at the lowest rates. —TERMS CASH. All letters should be addressd te MEYERS A MENGEL, Publishers. 3WorncMs at sEaw. JOSEPH W. TATE, ATTORNEY FJ AT LAW, BEDFORD, PA., will promptly attend to collections of bounty, back pay, Ac., and all business entrusted to his care in Bedford and adjoining counties. _ . Cash advanced on judgments, notes, military and other claims. Has for sale Town lots in Tatesville, where a gaod Church is orested, and where a large School Hbuse shall be built. Farms, Land and Timber Leave, from one acre to 500 acres to suit pur •hasers. Office nearly opposite the "Mengel Hotel and Bank of Reed & Schell. April 6,1866 —ly _ J. MCD. SHARPB. K KERR. SHARPE & KERR, ATTORNEYS AT LAW. BEDFORD, PA., will practice in the courts of Bedford and adjoining counties Of fice on Juliana St., opposite the Banking House of Reed & Schell. [March 2, 66. R. DCRBORROW. | JOHN LUTZ. TA URBO RR o W & LUTZ, I / ATTORNEYS AT LAW, BEDFORD, PA , Will attend promptly to all business intrusted to their care. Collections made on the shortest no '"Thej are. also, regularly licensed Claim Agents and will giva special attention to the prosecution cf claims against the Government for Pensions, Back Pay, Bounty, Bounty Lands, Ac. Offics on Juliana street, one door South of the "Mengel House," and nearly opposite the Inquirer office. JOHN P. ~REED, ATTORNEY AT M LAW, BEDFORD, PA. Respectfully tenders lis services to the public. Office second door North of the Mengel House. Bedford, Aug, 1, 1861. JOHN PALMER, ATTORNEY AT LAW, BEDFORD, PA. Will promptly attend to all business entrusted to his care. Particular attention paid to the collection of Military claims. Office on Juliana Street, nearly •pposite the Mengel House. Bedford, Aug. 1, 1861. INSPY M. ALSIP, ATTORNEY AT J LAW, BEDFORD, PA. Will faithfully and promptly attend to all business entrusted to his ♦are in Bedford and adjoining counties. Military riaims, back pay, bounty, Ac., speedily collected. Office with Mann A Spang, on Juliana street, to doors South of the Mengel House. Jan. 22, 1864, . If. EIMMELL. | J- W. LINGENFELTER. \T IMMELL & LINGENFELTER, IV ATTORNEYS AT LAW, BEDFORD, PA., Have formed a partnership in the practice of he Law. Office on Juliana street, two doors South of the ''Mengel House," GH. SPANG7 ATT() RN E V AT # LAW BEDFORD. PA. Will promptly at tend to collections and all business entrusted to his caro in Bedford and adjoining counties. Office on Juliana Street, three doors south of the "Mengel House," opposite the residence of Mrs. Tata. May 11, I. F. BITBR* I J W. DICKKRSON. MEYERS & DICKERSON, AT TORNEYS AT LAW, Bedford, Pa., office •ame a* formerly occupied by Hon. W. P. Schell, two do#r east of the GAZETTE office, will practice in the everal courts of Bedford county. Pensions, bounty and back pay obtained and the purchase and sale of real estate attended to. [mayll. 66. JOHN H. FILLER, Attorney at Law, Bedford, Pa. Office nearly opposite the Post Office. [apr.2o,'66. —Jy. £Uysirians and J) 11. PENNSYL, M. D., BLOODY J7 o RUN, Pa., (late surgeon 56th P. V. V.,) ten ders hi* professional services to the people of that place and vicinity. Dec. 22, '6s—ly* WW. JAMISON, M. D., BLOODY # RUN, Pa., tenders his professional servi ces to the people of that place and vicinity. Office •ne door west of Richard Langdon's store. Nov. 24, '6s—ly JAR. J. L. MARBOURG, Having 1 / permanently located, respectfully tenders hi* professional services to the citizens of Bedford and vicinity. Office on Juliana street, east side, nearly opposite the Banking House of Reed A Schell. Bedford, February 12, 1864. 3.N.HICKOE, | J. G. MINNICH. .Ift., DENTISTS, BEDFORD, PA. Office in the Bank Building, Juliana St. All operations pertaining to Surgical or Me chanical Dentistry carefully performed, and war ranted. Tooth Powders and mouth Washes, ex cellent articles, always on hand. 4 TFRMS —CASH. Bedford, January 6,1865. DR. GEO. C. DOUGLAS, Respect fully tender* his professional services to the people of Bedford and vicinity. OFFICE—2 doors West of the Bedford Hotel, above Border'* Silver Smith Store. Residence at Maj. Washabaugh's. aug.24,'66. RPR lUM PH IN DENTISTRY! TEETH EXTRACTED WITHOUT PAIN, hy the use of Nitrous Oxide, and is attended with no danger whatever. TEETH INSERTED upon a new style of base, which is a combination of Gold and Vulcanite ; also, upon Vulcanite, Gold, Platina and Silver. TEMPORARY SETS inserted if called for. Special attention will be made to diseased gums and a cure warranted or no charge made. TEETH FILLED to last for life, and all work in the deutal line done to the entire satisfaction of all or the money refunded. Prices to correspond with the times. I have located permanently in Bedford, and shall visit Schellsburg the Ist Monday of each month, remaining one week ; Bloody Run the 3rd Monday, remaining one T3ek ; the balance of my time I can be found at my office, 3 doors South of the Court Eouse, Bedford, Pa. n0v.16,'66. WM. W. VAN ORMER, Dentist. JACOB REED, | J. J. SCHELL, REED AND SCHELL, * Bankers and DEALERS IN EXCHANGE, BEDFORD. PA., DRAFTS bought and sold, collections made and money promptly remitted. Deposits solicited. G. w RUPP . ...O. K. SHANNON F. BENEDICT RUPP, SHANNON &CO., BANK ERS, BEDFORD, PA. BANK OF DISCOUNT AND DEPOSIT. COLLECTIONStnade for the East, West, North and South, and the general business of Exchange transacted. Notes and Accounts Collected and Remittances promptly made. REAL ESTATE bought and sold. Oct. 20, 1865 £l|c <3csfori> (ftajcHc. BY MEYERS & MENGEL srttfls, &r. JL. LEWIS having purchased the m Drug Store, lately owned by Mr. H. C. Rea mer takes pleasure in announcing to the citizens of Bedford and vicinity, that he has just returned from the cities with a well selected stock of DRUGS, MEDICINES. DYE-STUFFS. PERFUMERY. TOILET ARTICLES, STATIONERY, CO A L OIL, LA MPS AND CHrMNEYS, REST BRANDS OF CIGARS SMOKING AND CHEWING TOBACCO FRENCH CONFECTIONS. Src.. £,-<■ The stock of Drugs and Medicines consist of the purest quality, and selected with great care. General assortment of popular Patent Medicines. The attention of the Ladies is particularly invi ted to the s'ock of PERFUMERY, TOILET and FANCY ARTICLES, consisting of the best perfumes of the day. Colognes, Soaps. Preparations for the Hair. Complexion and Teeth ; Camphor ice for chapped bands; Teeth and Hair Brushes, Port Monaies, Ac. Of Stationery, there is a fine assortment: Billet, Note. Letter, Leaf and Mourning Paper, Envelops, Pens. Pencils, Ink. Blank Deeds, Power of Attorneys, Drafting Paper, Marriage Certifi cates, Ac., Ac. Also, a large quantity of Books, which will be sold very cheap. Coal Oil Ijamp Hinge Burner, can be lighted without removing the chimney—all patterns and prices. Glass Lanterns, very neat, for burning Coal Oil. Lamp chimneys of an improved pattern. Lamp Shades of beautiful patterns. Howe's Family Dye Colors, the shades being light Fawn, Drab. Snuff and Dark Brown, Light and Dark Blue, Light and Dark Green, Yellow, Pink, Orange, Royal Purple, Scarlet, Maroon, Magenta, Cherry and Black. Humphrey's Homeopathic Remedies. Cigars of best brands, smokers can rely on a good cigar. Rose Smoling Tobecro, Michigan and Solace Fine Cut, Natural Leaf, Twist and Big Plug, Finest and purest French Confections, PURE DOMESTIC WINES. Consisting of Grape, Blackberry and Elderberry FOR XEDICINALO7SE. £yTbe attention of physicians is invited to the stock of Drugs and Medicines , which they can purchase at reasonable prices. Country Merchants' orders promptly filled. Goods put up with neatness and care, and at reasonable prices. J. L. LEWIS designs keeping a first class Drug Store, and having on hand at all times a general assortment of goods. Being a Druggist of several years experience, physicians can rely on having their prescriptions carefully and accurately com pounded. [Feb 9, '66 —tt Ctatlnnij, etr. * RALLY : RALLY : RALLY ! it Come one, come all, and examine THE EXCELLENT STOCK OF GOODS AT LIPPEL'S CLOTHING EMPORIUM AND FURNISHING STORE. " A rare chance is offered to ALL to purchase good and seasonable goods, at the lowest prices, by cal ling at Lippel's. If you would have a good suit of Rea.dy-Made Clothing call at Lippel's. If you would have good and cheap " Ladies' Dress Goods, Calicoes. Muslins, Ac.. Ac., Ac., Call at Lippel's. If you would have furnishing goods of all de scriptions, notions, etc., call at Lippel's. If you would have thebes* quality of Gr<>ceries, buy them at Lippel'g. Goods of nil kinds, sold at the most reasonable prices, and country produce of all kinds token in exchange for goods, at Lippel's, 5ep.28,'66. /CLOTHING EMPORIUM. —GEO. V_y REIMUND, Merchant Tailor, Bedford, Pa., keeps constantly on hand ready-made clothing, such as coats, pants, vests, Ac.; also a general as sortment of cloths, cassimeres, and gents' furnish ing goods of all kinds; also calicoes, muslins, Ac., all of which will be sold lota for cash. My room is a few doors west of Fyan's store and opposite Rush's marble yard. I invite all to give me a cull. I have just received a stock of new goods, may 25,'66. LEO, Manufacturer of ■ CABINET-WARE, CHAIRS, &C., BEDFORD, PA., The undersigned being engaged in the Cabinet making business, will make to order and keep hand everything in his line of manufacture. BUREAUS, DRESSING STANDS, PARLOR AND EXTEN SION TABLES, CHAIRS, BEDSTEADS, WASH STANDS, Ac., AC., will be furbished at all prices, and to suit every taste. COFFINS will also be made to order. attention paid to all orders for work. on West Pitt Street, nearly opposite the residence of George Shuck. July 10, 1863.—tf RICHARD LEO. DANIEL BORDER, • PITT STREET, TWO DOORS WEST OF THE BED FORD HOTEL, BEDFORD, PA. WATCHMAKER AND DEALER IN JEWEL RY. SPECTACLES, AC. He keeps on hand a stock of fine Gold and Sil er Watches, Spectacles of Brilliant Double Re ined Glasses, also Sootch Pebble Glasses. Gold Watch Chains. Breast Pins. Finger Rings, best quality of Gold Pens. He will supply to order any thing in his line not on hand. Oct. 20. 1865- JQ R. ANDERSON, Licensed Scrivener and Conveyancer, CENTREVILLE, BEDFORD COUNTY, PA., will attend to the writing of Deeds, Mortgages. Leases, Articles of Agreement, and all business isually transacted by a Scrivener and Conveyan ;er. The patronage of the public is respectfully solicited. April g, >,fi-tf. I Q/*S-_BLA('KWELL A CO., have J O O / now ready their revised Catalogue of IB67 —Newspapers for 1867, containing all the 1867 —principal Publications, for which they re jgS7—ceive Subscriptions at the regular rates, and 1867—0n many of them offer the advantage of 1867—subscribing tor 3 months. Send for a copy 1867—containing full details of our admirable 1868—system of operation. We refer to the Pub 1867—lisher of this paper. BLACKWELL A CO.. Office, 82 Cedar St., New York. jan4m3. BOX INK. GEO. 15- KELLEY, I / having permanently locate! in ST. CLAIRS vYI.T.K tender* hi* professional services to the citizen* of that place and vicinity. nov2'66yl Hit iSttTtetl fettle. O • THE DESOLATE!) SOI TH. The Public ledger rather ostentatious ly publishes a private letter on the "condition and prospect of business in the South, addressed to one of the lar gest commercial houses in this city," "from a gentleman of large influence in England," who is now traveling in the South. As very probably the large commercial house contributed some what to the sad state of things which the letter describes, we are deeply in debted to them for producing it. But, as we have done nothing to bring about this end, have no drop of blood and 110 desolation on our consciences, there is peculiar pleasure in producing confir matory evidence to the same effect. A friend, says the Age , writes to us from New Orleans on the Bth of January: "It is of course impossible for me to write you from this place without say ing something as to the first impres sion produced on me by the changes everywhere visible. "I came up the river by daylight. Cultivation never extended lower than forty miles from the Balize, but from that point up it is a scene of utter des olation. One large sugar place was at work, and one only; elsewhere, deso lation, ruins and solitude; weeds in stead of cane; yet lam told that on tb.e bayous and in the inte; ior of the State the work of destruction is still more complete. "Passing over the great changes as to individuals, what chiefly strikes me is the perfect quiet of this city; its po lice are notoriously bad, yet its streets are safer than those of Philadelphia or I New York. There is great gloom, but |an absence of excitement. The posi tion of affairs is rendered worse by the disastrous results of last year's plant ing, owing to a series of natural caus es, such as have hardly ever occurred in the same year. This has brought ruin on many whose prospects at the beginning of the year were good. Hundreds of planters are here trying to obtain advances to cultivate their places during 1867, but at present they have met with but littlesuccess in their applications. As you have much later news as to Washington movements, I say nothing as to politics, but it is ob vious that no investments can safely be made in a country whoso fate is so un certain that no one can say whether, in six months, it will be a State, a Ter ritory, or simply under a military despotism. Robbed of their negroes, their land was the only possession left, and that is being made valueless.—New Orleans is apathetic, quiet, "commer cial." There are no plans, no Hopes, no prospects. "The farce of the Riot Committee of Inquiry has been played out, and in time you will hear all about it. Mr. Boyer, of Pennsylvania, hasacted very well, and done what he could under the circumstances.—When Gen. Frank Blair attended to give evidence, Mr. Boyer said openly before his colleagues and the public, "why do you come here, General ?" "We have come to make a case, and we only want Radi cals and niggers." The labor question is settling itself in this State in spite of the Freedmen's Bureau in a tolerably satisfactory way. The negroes behave well apd are civil. On some places they don't work well, in others they are as industrious as before. Old, well known planters have little difficulty in getting laborers, chiefly their old hands. The labor contracts are verbally very one-sided, and in favor of the master if they were enforced. It is a question of faith, and the negro prefers to trust his master rather than the Bureau peo ple. In direct opposition to what was said to be the case, sugar places are do ing better than cotton, so far as labor isconcerned. In other States, Alabama and Mississippi for instance, there are greater difficulties. The smaller plan ters outbid each other, and promise what they cannot perform. If the country was without political interfe rence, these things would settle them selves. At present the prospects for this generation of proprietors is very bad. But whoever may reap the ben efit, these rich river lands must contin ue to produce, from their great natural advantages. The poor uplands of the Atlantic States, upper Alabama, and the hill lands of Mississippi, are being deserted, and there is a large emigra tion of negroes and planters to the West, chiefly to Texas." On all this we have no comment to make, except that the dread responsi bility of all this ruin and sorrow rests upon those whose wicked sentimental ism made this dreary war. CHARITY.— "I fear," said a country curate to his flock, "when I explained to you in my last' charity sermon, that philanthropy was the love of our spe cies, you must have understood me to say specie, which accounts for the smallnessof the collection. You will prove, I hope, by your present contri bution, that you are no longer laboring, under the same mistake." "MR. SMITH, have you got a match?" "Yes, sir—a match for the devil; there she is, mixing up dough." Smith pointed to his wife and then "slid" for the front door. The last we saw of Smith he was "kiting" it down the road hotly pursued by a redhead ed lady with a cistern pole. Poor Smith! J... BEDFORD, PA., FRIDAY MORNING, FEBRUARY 1, 1867. TOO LITTLE RECREATION AND TOO LITTLE AMUSEMENT. I The Journal of Commerce in an arti cle on places of amusement, says: • There will always be persons who re gard this world as a school which has no play hours, and who look on amuse ments as only so much time wasted, that should have been devoted to mak ing money. But it is a comfort to be lieve that the influence of such in the community is becoming less and less strong—a circumstance which will con tinue as long as parents study for im provements in the mental and physical health of their children. Business and professional men take far too little recreation and exercise; and although the ban is somewhat re moved which for so long was held ov er the clerical profession, some of the old prejudice remains which forbids recreation, especially field sports, to that class. Chess, and the playing up on musical instruments, even the vio lin, is allowed to the minister. Indeed the cannons of propriety have been so far fringed as to allow him an occasion al indulgence in theun-orthodox game of checkers—but should he appear in a shooting jacket it is regarded asathing —if not exactly wicked—that is "great ly to be deprecated on the part of our minister." It is to be feared also that our national game of ball, which, when

first introduced, seemed to be exactly suited to the purpose for which it was designed, is fast losing its usefulness Upon its first introduction it appeared to be just the thing. Clerks and employers could run out and take a hand at ball, but its very popularity soon defeated itt original aims. Like the game of cricket in Eng land, it has now become so scientific in its character that only those are willing to play it who have gone through a regular professional course of training. And it is accordingly not surprising if those who can spare only an hour or so from the enervating counting room fail to see the fun of standing up against balls which come in from the "profes sional" with the force of a catapult. Accordingly, after having had a finger or two broken in the course of one sea son, the amateur player declares him self out of practice, and contents himself with paying his dues, which go to pay stalwart men to make the playing of the game their business. A DECEIVED JEWELER. There once lived on Long Island one Smith, rich, but a hard looking case. He once visited New York, and stroll ing along on the then fashionable thor oughfare of Broad street, he was attrac ted by a new jewelry store, and stopped to look in the window. The jeweler, seeing such a shabby-looking individu al staring at his goods, walked to the door and kept a sharp eyeon thestrang er. Smith, having finished his survey, walked into the store, and accosted the proprietor— "l say, mister, what are them buck les worth ?" pointing to a pair of hand some gold knee-buckles displayed in the window. The jeweler took a sur vey of him, and now concluded that he was some farm laborer, who had a desire to shine on Sundays, but was ignorant of the quality and value of the covered articles. "They are solid gold," he replied.— "I don't ax what they were; I axed the price," replied Smith. "Do you have money enough to pay for them?" said the jeweler, in a bantering tone. "If 1 haven't, I guess I could soon borrer it," replied Smith, somewhat riled." The jeweler laughed. "If you will stand outside, and find some one who will lend you the money on your secu rity, I will give you the buckles," said he. Smith assented, and went out. In a few minutes he looked in, and said, "Here comes a man'll lend me the money!" The jeweler stepped to the door and iooked out. One of the city bankers approached, who was well known to the jeweler. Curiosity to see the re sult kept him quiet. As soon as the banker came up, Smith cooly address ed him, "I say, friend, can you lend me forty or fifty dollars if I want 'em?" In an instant the banker's waUet was out. "Yes, Mr. Smith, five hundred dollars if you want them." The jew eler was astonished; and still more so when the banker introduced Mr. Smith, his particular friend, one of the richest men on Long Island! ECONOMY.— When a Spaniard eats a peach or pear by the roadside, where ever he is, he dig's a hole in the ground with his foot and covers the seed. Con sequently, all over Spain, by the road sides and elsewhere, fruit in great abun dance tempts the taste, and is ever free. Let this practice be imitated in our country, and the weary wanderer will be blessed, and bless the hand that ministered to hiscomfortand joy. We are bound to leave the world as good, or better than we found it, and he is a selfish churl who basks under the shad ow and eats the fruit of trees which other hands have planted, if he will not also plant trees which shall yield fruit to coming generations. "REPUBLICS are created by the vir tue, public spirit and intelligence of the citizens. They fall when the wise are banished from the public councils because they dare to be honest, and the profligate are rewarded because they flatter .the people in order t© betray them." HOW AX AX FREEZES TO DEATH. M. Pouchet lately read an interesting paper on this subject before the French Academy of Science. The author's in ferences are as follows: 1. That the firstphenomenon produced by cold is a contraction of the capillary vessels to such an extent that a globule of blood can not enter; these vessels, therefore remain perfectly empty. 2. The second phenomenon is an al teration of the blood globules, which amounts to their complete disorganiza tion. 3. Every animal completely frozen is absolutely dead, and no power can re animate it. 4. "When only a part is frozen, that part is destroyed by gangrene. 5. If the part frozen is not ejftensive, and only a few disorganized blood glo bules pass into circulation, the animal may recover. 6. But if, on the contrary, the frozen part is of considerable extent, then the mass of altered globules brought into circulation when the part is thawed, rapidly kills the animal. 7. For this reason a half frozen ani mal may live a longtime if maintained in this condition, since the altered glo bules do not get into the circulation ; but it expires rapidly as soonasthefro zen part is thawed. 8. In all cases of congelation, death is due to the alteration of the blood glo bules, and not to any affect on the ner vous system. 9. It results from these facts that the less rapidly the frozen part is thawed, the more slowly altered globules find their way into the circulation, and the greater the chances of the recovery of the animal. THE NUMBER SEVEN. On the seventh day of the seventh month a holy observance was ordained to the children of Israel, who feasted seven days and remained seven days in tents. The seventh year was directed to be a Sabbath of rest to the land, and at the end of seven times seven years commenced the grand jubilee. Every seventh year the ground lay fallow; and every seventh year there was a release from all debts, when bondmen were set free. From this ancient Jewish law may have originated the custom of binding young men to seven years ap prenticeship, and ofpunishing crimin als by transportation for seven, twice seven, or three times seven years. Anciently, a child was not named be fore seven days, not being accounted to have life fully before. The teeth appear, in the seventh month, and are shed in theseventh year, when infancy is chang ed intochildhood. At thrice seven years the faculties are all developed, manhood commences, and the individual becomes legally competent to all civil acts. At four times seven a man is in full posses sion of his strength ; at five times seven he becomes grave and wise, or never; at seven times seven he is in apogee, and from that time gradually decays; at eight times seven he is in his first climacteric; at nine times seven he is in hi 6 grand climacteric, or year of danger; and ten times seven, or "three score years and ten," has by the royal Psalm ist been pronounced, the natural period of human life. A SUGGESTIVE CONTRAST. The N. Y. Ledger contains the fol lowing remarks, from the pen of Fan ny Fern: "How often have I seen a face loitering at a church threshhold, listening to the swelling notes of the organ, and longing to go in, were it not for the wide social gulf between itself and those assembled—l will not say worshipping—there. And I know if the clergyman inside that church spoke as his Master spoke when on earth, that he would soon preach to empty walls.— They want husks, and they got them, I say in my vexation, as the door swings on its hinges in some poor crea ture's face, and he wanders forth to struggle, unaided, as best he may with a poor man's temptations. Our Itoman Catholic brethern are wiser. Their creed is not my creed, save this part of it: That the rich and poor meet together, and the Lord is the maker of them all. I often go there to see it. lam glad when a servant drops on her knees in the aisle, and makes the sign of the cross, that nobody bids her to rise, to make way for a silken robe that may be waiting behind. I am glad the moth er of many little children may drop in for a brief moment before the altar, to recognize her spiritual wants, and then pass out to the cares she may no longer lose sight of. Ido not believe as they do, but it gladdens my heart all the same that one man is as good as his neighbor, at least there—before God. I breathe freer at the thought. I can sit in a corner, and watch them pass in and out, and rejoice that everyone, however humble soever, feels that he or she is to that church, just as much as the rich est foreigner, the cathedrals of the old world, whom they may jostle in going out." A VERY DISINTERESTED DIVINE ! Henry Ward Beecher is getting a story ready for publication in the New York Ijedger. Pie writes to Bonner: "I hope to put enough manuscript in your hands to enable you to begin the story early in the year 1867." Well, well but there is no telling where Radical ism won't lead a man, especially a preacher. We hope, however, that Henry's next step will not be into the "yaller kiyers." VOL. 61.—WHOLE No. 5,378. THE FASHIONS. The following are the latest fashions for ladies, which will be universally adopted, owing to their admirable a daptation to the season, and the climate of the latitude : Winter Bonnets—The latest style consists of a postage stamp with strings of green ribbons; the hair is carefully combed back so as to give the air unin terrupted access to the roots, ears and neck. This style ishighlv recommend ed by physicians. A box of Shefuhl's Neuralgic Ointment accompanies each bonnet. Skirt—The new hoop skirt, also rec ommended by physicians, commences expanding under the arms—excellent article for skating and sleighrides. A bottle of Kuleg's Rheumatic Lotion sold with each skirt. Trains —Crinoline is to be discarded, and trains from one-half to two yards in length will be worn. In view of this fact the city government have dis charged the regular street-sweepers, as their places will be filled by female volunteers. Fast ladies will wear railroad trains. Steady young ladies of even temper ament, who are not subject to a tight reign, will wear a tie train. The wives of retired editors will wear the ex-press train. The color for elderly ladies will ren der it necessary that theirs should be of a large size, as it will be a gray train (great train.) There are getting to be more points to a lady's dress than her conversation. The points which they arrive at with little difficulty, except to their hus bands, is point lace. Most ladies, how ever, have an eye to the great waste when they are very snug with the lace. A GOOD ONE.— During the first years of the war, when change was scarce and some large firms were issuing currency of their own, a farmer went to a store in a neighboring town and boughtsome goods, and gave to the merchant a five dollar bill, of which he wanted seventy five cents back. The merchant count ed out the amount and handed it over to the farmer. He looked at it a mo ment and inquired: "What's this?" "It's my currency," said the merchant. "Wal, taint good for nothin' where I live," said the farmer.—"Very well, re plied the merchant, "keep it till you get a dollar's worth and bring it to my store and I will give you a dollar bill for it." The farmer pocketed the change and departed. A few weeks af ter he went into the same store and bought goods to the amount of one dol lar, and after paying over the identical seventy-five cents, he took out a hand ful of pumpkin seeds and counted out twenty-five of them, and passed them over to the merchant. "Why," says the merchant, "what'sthis?" "Wal," says the farmer, "this is my currency, and when you get a dollar's worth bring iL to my place and I will give you a dollar bill for it." A SECRET FOR BEING HAPPY.— An Italian bishop, who had struggled through many difficulties without re pining, and been much opposed with out manifesting impatience, being ask ed by a friend to communicate the se cret of his being always so happy, re plied : "It consists in a single thing, and that is, making a right use of my eyes." His friend, in surprise, begged him to explain his meaning. "Most willingly," replied the bishop. "In whatsoever state I am, I first of all look up to heaven and remember that my great business is to get there. I then look down upon the earth and call to mind how small a space I shall soon fill in it. I then look abroad in the world and see what multitudes are, in all respects, less happy than myself. And thus I learn where true happiness is placed, where all my cares must end, and how little reason I ever had to murmur, or to be otherwise than thank ful. And to live in this spirit is to be always happy." BOOK THIEVES.— There is a class of people—intelligent people—who, while disdaining shop-lifting, burglary, horse stealing, and the like, do not hesitate to deliberately steal books. They may be very high toned in their views of the rights of property, that is of their own property, but they are decidedly low toned as to other persons' property. Books are expensive things, as well as useful things; and the man or woman who will borrow and not return them, or takes them without informing the owner, intending professedly to return them, is nothing less than a common thief , and as such ought to be arrested, tried, convicted and sentenced to the penitentiary. The poor vagrant who steals a pair of shoes is lodged in jail and paraded in court as a criminal, while theaccomplished gentleman, who is indebted to stolen books for the bulk of his information, goes scot free.—Ex change. A CAREFUL FARMER.— An old far mer by the name of Bayse, who was in the nightly habit of counting his stock to see if any had gone astray, said to his son one evening previous to retiring: "John, have you counted the hogs?" "Yes." "And the turkeys?" "Yes." "And the cows ?" "Yes." "And the ducks ?" "Yes." "Well. John, now go and wake up the old hen, and count her, then we'll go to bed." TRAINING OF HORSES.—There are a few very simple common sense rules which, if followed, will commend themselves to the horse as well as the trainer, viz: Ist.—Always feel kindly toward a horse, no matter what he does to you, and consequently nevershow temper." Remember the horse knows instinct ively how you feel. 2d.—Never go near a horse if you are afraid of him; thehorse will know it and take advantage of it, before you acknowledge it yourself. 3d.—Never undertake anything with a horse that you do not know you can carry out. 4th.—"Make haste slowly ," teaching theanimal what you want of him, as a child learns his A-B-C's, one letter at a time, being sure he knows each sim ple thing before you attempt to teach another ; and repeat lessons often. sth.—Reward each effort to do as you wish, whether he means it or does it accidentally. 6th.—Be sure that it is your will and not his that conquers every time. Following these rules, you may make a horse do almost anything, if he has not been spoiled before you get him. "TIIEM BOOTS." —A jealous husband in Memphis recently returned home in the night, and to his horror, discover ed a pair of boots near his back door. Seizing the obnoxious articles he lock ed them in a closet and then stealthily crept to his wife's bedroom, but she was alone. Not satisfied with this fact he then searched the house through and found absolutely nothing to con firm his suspicions. He charged the lady with infidelity nevertheless and spent the night abusing her in spite of her protestations. He had the lover's boots and was determined to know the name of the owner. In the morning he went to the closet and got them, and to his confusion they proved to be his own! Since that time his wife has only to say "boots" when he gets into a passion, and he becomes quiet as a lamb, instanter. RAW, mellow apples are digested in an hour and a half, while boiled cab bage requires five hours. The most healthy dessert that can be on the table is a baked apple. If eaten frequently at breakfast, with coarse bread and butter, without meat or flesh of any kind, it has admirable effect on the general system, removing constipa tion, correcting acidities and cooling off febrile conditions more effectually than the most approved medicines. Liebig says they prevent debility, strengthen digestion, correct the pu trefactive tendencies of nitrogenous food, avert scurvy, and probably main tain and strengthen the power of pro ductive labor. IRISH POTATOES.— WecaII the atten tion of our farmers to the fact that the Philadelphia Agricultural Society has appointed a committee of three oftheir most competent members to examine into and report upon the new and best varieties of the Irish potato, for the ta ble as well as for stock. Since the dis ease of the favorite Mercer, much at tention has been given to the subject of a potato crop, and the Society could not have taken up a more important subject than a full investigation of the United States potato crop, ranking in impor tance to millions, with the other great staples of our country—wheat, corn, cotton, &c. AN EXCELLENT SPIRIT.— The Mem phis Post tells a story greatly to the honor of a son of Gen. Lee. At a dinner party in-Richmond one of the guests proposed as a toast "The Fallen Flag." Col. Lee promptly placed his hand upon the glass and arose. "Gen tlemen," said he, "this will not do. We are paroled prisoners. We now have but one flag, and that is the flag of our whole country—the glorious old stars and stripes. 1 can recognize no other, fight for no other, and will drink to no other." NATURE'S BOOK.— It is very well to i laugh at book students of nature, but they carry that about them which gives an interest to every flower, cloud and stone they see. They see the object, and then, by the magic of association, the true beauty, fitness, history, which surround and accompany it, reveal themselves. A leaf or a bird is but a letter in the great book, which is read only by those who can put letters to gether ; that is, who have the faculty of association. AT a celebration of marriage, a large number of young ladies were present, the minister said: "Those wishing to be joined in the holy bonds of matrimo ny, will please stand up;" and nearly all arose. —During the past year about $133,- 000- were deposited in the Treasury by f the Patent office, after paying all the expenses of the office. This makes the total amount now to the credit of the Patent office nearly $300,000. In the United States Supreme Court, on motion of Hon. J. A. Garfield, of Ohio, Mr. John M. Langston, colored, from Oberlin, Ohio, was admitted as an attorney and consellor of this court. THERE is a bashful bachelor who dares not meet ladies in the street, lie says they wear so many bugles on their dresses that he fears overtures from them. WHEN is a train of cars in danger of running over an old man withascythe in his hand ? When it is behind time. Dr. McClure, recommends the use of glycerine on the hoofs of horses to pre vent them splitting in cold weather. A serious scribbler well writes that life is too short to drink poor whiskey, or make love to ugly women.