Newspaper of Bedford Gazette, February 15, 1867, Page 1

Newspaper of Bedford Gazette dated February 15, 1867 Page 1
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TERMS OF PUBLICATION. TNI BEFOR GAZETTE is published every Fri day morning by MEYERS A Misarii ftt $2.00 per annum, if paid strictly in advance ; $2.50 if paid within aix months; $3.00 if not paid within six months. All subscription accounts MUST be settled annually. No paper will be sent out of the State unless paid for IN ADVANCE, and nil such subscriptions will invariably be discontinued at the expiration af the time for which tbey are paid. All ADVERTISEMENTS for less term than three months TEN CENTS por line for each !n --ertion. Special notices one-half sdditional A 1 esoluti" us of Associations; eommnnic. tions of imited or individual interest, and notices of niar •iages and deaths exceeding five lice', ten cents er line. Editorial notices fifteen cents per line. All legal Notices of every kind, and Orphans' Court and Judicial Sales, are required by law tc be published in both papers published in this plaee. All advertising due after first insertion. A liberal discount is made to persons advertising by the quarter, half year, or year, as follows : 3 months. 6 months. 1 year. *one square - - - $4 50 $0 00 $lO 00 Two squarea - - - 509 000 16 00 Three squares - - - 8 0# 12 00 20 00 Quarter eoluuan - - 14 09 20 00 35 03 Half aolumn - - - IS 00 25 00 45 00 Ons column - - - - 30 00 45 00 80 00 ♦One square tc occupy cne inch of space. JOB PRINTING, of every kind, done with ■ eatnes* and dispatch. THSE GAZETTE OFFICE has jmt bean refitted witli a Power Press and new type, and everythimg in the Printing line can be execu ted ia the most artistic manner and at the lowest ratea.—TERMS CASH. All letter* should be addremd t* MEYERS A MENGEL, Publishers 3Vttorcus at £au\ TOSEPH W. TATE, ATTORNEY F) 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 slaims. Has for sale Town lots in Tatesville, where a Siod Church is erested, and where a large School ouse shall be built. Farms, Land and Timber Leave, from ene acre to 500 acres to suit pur • hasers. Office nearly opposite the "Mengel Hotel and Bank of Reed A Schell. April 6,1866 — ly J. MC. SHARPE. E. F. KERR. QIIARPE & K Kit It, ATTORNEYS AT LAW BEDFORD, PA., will practice in the courts of Bedford and adjoining counties Of fice on Juliana at., opposite the Banking House of Reed A Scbell. [March 2. "66. R. DURBORROW. | JOHN* LCTZ. R\ U R BORRO W & LUT Z , J J ATTORNEYS AT LAW, BEDFORD. PA , Will attend promptly to all business intrusted to their care. Collections made on the shortest 110- tice. They are, also, regularly licensed Claim Agents and will give special attention to the prosecution of claims against the Government for Pensions, Back Pay. Bounty, Bounty Lands, Ac. Office on Juiiaiia street, one door South of the "Mengel House," and nearly opposite the Inquirer office. ~J OHN P. REED, ATTORNEY AT f) LAW, BEDFORD, PA Respectfully tenders Sis services to the pnblie. Office second door North of the Mengel House. Bedford, Aug, 1, 186 L TOHN 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 opposite the Mengel H 'use. Bedford. Aug. 1. 1861. M.ALSIP, ATTORNEY AT Jj LAW, BEDFORD, PA. Will faithfully and promptly attend to all business entrusted to his • are in Bedford and adjoining counties. Military Raima, back pay, bounty, Ac., speedily collected. Office with Mann A Spang, on Juliana street, t o doors South of the Mengel House. Jan. 22, 1884, .M. KIMMF.LL. I J. W. LINGENFELTER. KIMMELL & LINGENFELTER, ATTORNEYS AT LAW. BEDFORD, PA., Have formed a partnership in the practice of he Law. Office en Juliana street, two doorsSouth of the -'Mengel House," (S H. SPANG, ATTORNEY AT LAW BEDFORD, PA. Will promptly at tend to collections and all business entrusted to his care in Bedford and adjoining counties. Office on Juliana Street, three doors south of the "Mengel House," opposite the residence of Mrs. Tate." May 18, 1864. B R MEYERS | J- W. DICKF.RSON. MEYERS & DICKEIUSON, AT TORNEYS AT LAW. Bedford, Pa., office same as formerly occupied by Hon. W. P. Sehell. we doers east of the GAZETTE office, will practice in the several courts of Bedford county. Pensions, bountv 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.20,'66.—1y. iMnisirians and jituttetti. PII. PENNSYL, M- 1)., BLOODY # RUN, Pa., (late surgeon 56th P. V. V.,) ten ders his professional services to the people of that place and vicinity. Dec. 22. '65-ly* WT W - JAMISON, M. D., BLOODY \ T • REX, Pa., tenders his professional servi •es to the people of that place and vicinity. Office one door west of Richard Langdon's store. Nov. 24, '6s—ly DR. J. L. MARBOURG, Having permanently located, respectfully tenders his professional services to the citizens ot Bedford and vicinity. Office on Juliar.a street, east side, nearly opposite the Banking House of Reed A Schell. Bedford. Fehiuary 12, 1564. ■3 N. HICKOK, | J. G. MINNICH. JR., DENTISTS, BEDFORD, PA. Office in the Bank Building, Juliana St. AH operations pertaining to Surgical or Me •hanical Dentistry carefully performed, and war ranted. Tooth Powders and mouth Washes, ex cellent articles, always on hand. TFRMS — CASH. Bedford. January 6,1865. DR. GEO. C. DOUGLAS, Respect fully tenders his professional services to the people of Bedford and vicinity. OFFICE—2 doors West of the Bedford Hotel, above Border's Silver Smith Store. Residence at Maj. Washabaugh's. aug.24,'66. rpR IU M PII IN DENTISTRY! TEETH EXTRACTED WITHOUT PAIN, by 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. Soceial 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 dental 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 Sehellsburg the Ist Monday of each month, remaining one week; Bloody Run the 3rd Monday, remaining one week ; the balance of mv time I can be found a-t my office, 3 doors South of the Court House, Bedford. Pa. u0v.16,'66. WM. W. VAN ORMER, Dentist. ganftrrsi. JACOB REED. | J.J. SCIIELL, REED AN D SCHE LL, Bankers and DE A L E R S IN EXCHA NG E, BEDFORD. PA., DRAFTS bought and sold, collections made and Money promptly remitted. Deposits solicited. RUPP & SHANNON, BANKERS, BEDFORD, PA. BANK OF DISCOUNT AND DEPOSIT. COLLECTIONS made for the East, West, North and South, and the general business of Exchange transacted. Notes and Accounts Collected and Remittanees promptly made. REAL ESTATE Vbught and told febß BY MEYERS & MENGEL. ?rugs, &c. r 1.. LEWIS having purchased the f/ 9 Drug Store, lately owned by Mr. 11. 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 ol DRUGS. MEDICINES. DYE-STUFFS. PERFUMER Y. TOIL E T AII TIC LES. STATIONERY, COAL OIL. LAMPS AND Cllr INEYS. BEST DRANDS Or CIGARS SMOKING AND CHEWING TOBACCO FRENCH CONFECTIONS, ire., be I'he stock of Drugs and Medicines coniat of the purest quality, and selected with groat care. Genersl assortment of popular Patent Medicines. The attention of the Ladies is particular y invi ted to thes'ockof PERFUMERY, TOILFT and FANCY ARTICLES, consisting of the best perfumes of the day. Colognes. Soaps. Preparations for the Hair. Complexion and Teeth ; Camphor ice for chapped hands; Teeth and Hair Brushes. Port Monaies, Ac. Of Stationery, there ts 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 Lamp Hinge Burner, can he lighted without removing the ehimney—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 Dve 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 f ood cigar. lose Smaking Tobceeo, Michigan and Solace Fine Cut, Natural Leaf, Twist and Btg Plug, Finest and purest French Confections, PURE DOMESTIC WINES, Consisting of Grape, Blackberry and Elderberry FOR MEDICINAL USE. r-Tbe 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 coin pounded. [Feb 9, 66—tt (flothintu ft.c. X>ALLY! RALLY! RALLY! Come one, come all, and examine THE EXCELLENT STOCK OF GOODS AT LIPPEL'S CLOTHING EMPORIUM AND FURNISHING STORE. A rare chalice 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 Ready-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, potions, etc., call at Lippel's. If you would have the best quality of Groceries, buy them at Lippel's. Goods of all kinds, sold at the most reasonable prices, and country produce of all kinds taken in < xchange for goods, at Lippel's, sep. 28,'66. C 1 LC )TII ING EAI PGR IUM. —GEO. / 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 low 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 call. I hove just received a stock of new goods. ir.ay2s ,'66. LEO, Manufacturer of CABINET-WARE, CHAIRS, AC., BEDFORD, PA., The undersigned being engaged in the Cabinet making business, will make to ordeMtand keep hand everything in his line of manufacture. BUREAUS, DRESSING STANDS, PARLOR AND KXTF.N SION TABLES, CHAIRS, BEDSTEADS, WASH STANDS, Ac., AC., will be furhished at all prices, and to suit every teste. COFFINS will also be made to order. attention paid to all orders for work. Shop 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 Sli er "Watelies, Spectacles of Brilliant Double Re ined Glasses, also Scotch 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- Jj R. ANDERSON, Licensed Scrivener and Conveyancer, CEXTREVILLE, BEDFORD COUNTY,PA., will attend to the writing of Deeds, Mortgages, Leases, Articles of Agreement, and all business :sually transacted by a Scrivener and Conveyan :er. The patronage of the public is respectfully solicited. April fi, I Q£7— BLACKWELL A ( <>., have JO!) I now ready their revised Catalogue of 1867—Newspapers for 1867, containing all the, 1867—principal Publications, for which they re 1867—ceive Subscriptions at the regular rates, and 1867 —on mnnv of them offer the advantage of 1867—subscribing lor 3 months. Send for a copy 1867—containing full details of our admirable 1868—system of operation We refer to the Pub 1887—lisher of this paper. BLACKWELL A CO , Office, 82 Cedar St.. New York. jan4m3. Box 4298 p. o. "PRINTERS' INK has made many a I businessman rich Wo ask ycru to try it in the 'olumns JF THE GAZETTB flif Jf.cilfonl eV.m'tti'. l*P IX THE I'LOIDH. A Tale of aii Air Voyage. BY J. F. A number of years ago, when the science of aerostation was confined to the comparatively few, I received the following note from Prof. Colchester: "MY DEAR FAIRCHILD: Baum has disappointed me—he will not go up to day. There are only four besides my self —two ladies and two gentlemen. Will you take B's place? Let me know positively by tiirec o'clock, for another gentleman has applied for a passage, and my answer to him will depend on yours to me. We are advertised for 4, and shall certainly cut loose by 5. I give you the preference over all others, hut please decide as soon as possible. I cannot foresee the result, of course, but the day promises to he fine and I think the trip will be an agreeable one to all parties." This note was signed and dated from a well-known garden in the suburbs of London, and, as has probably been conjectured, was a special invitation to make an ascent in a balloon, then a much rarer venture than now. It had long been a wish of mine to see terra firma, from theclouds, and now I could have my desire gratified. The profes sor had already made three ascensions with passengers, and as this was an nounced ;ts his last for the season, I lost no time in agreeing to become one of the privileged few for an aerial flight. The day promised to be all that could be desired. It was clear without being hot, and there was little or no breeze. Betweeen 3 and 1 o'clock I was at the garden, and saw the balloon in the act of being inflated. Vs a man surveys a ship in which he is about to embark for an uncertain perilous voyage, so did I examine my aerial vessel. As far as I could judge, everything was right. It was a monster in size, made of the best lutestring silk, and required 40,000 cubic feet of gas to fill it. This silk was well covered with an elastic coat ing of oil and indiarubber, and further protected by a close net work of Italian hemp.; but still, as I looked up at it, slowly swaying and rolling from side to side, swelling out with gas and tug ging to get loose from its fastenings, I thought how comparatively frail a thing it was to carry humanity above the clouds and through the mid-heav ens, and I shuddered at the thought of what would become of us should any purtiun or u give way in the thousand dfferent strains it would be put to in the ever-varying strata of air. Attached to the balloon, by eight strong ropes, was a car of wicker-work, capable of containing twelve persons—though, compared to the balloon in size, it was a pea suspended below the point of a large humming-top. At 5 o'clock the professor announ ced everything was ready for a start, and we, the passengers, immediately took leave of our friends and entered the ear. There were some laughing, some crying, according to the different views of the various parties. In one ease a husband and father was leaving his wife and children, who clung to him with such fondness, and sopiteous ly begged him not to do so, that had I been in his place I certainly should have remained with them. He, how ever, continued firm to his purpose, and made so light of their fears, that at length they began to smile—though I shall never forget the agonized expres sion of his wife's face, as I caught a glimpse of it at the moment when we were bounding into the world of air. "Give my love to the man in the moon!" cried a merry voice. "Just put a hextinguisher hover one of the stars!" exclaimed a true-blood ed cockney. "Bring us back a chunk of chain lightning!" laughed a third. "Don't come down fast enough to butt a hole through the earth !" shout ed a fourth. At exactly the signal was given, the rope wassevered and away we flew, amid the shouts and plaudits of the as sent b'ed crowd, and next to half of Lon don, who were in the streets looking at us. It did not seem to us as if we mo ved, but as if we were remaining sta tionary and theearth was receding from us. I experienced a sensation of gid diness and nausea, which at first de stroyed all my pleasure; and both of the ladies,almost fainting, threw them selves down in the bottom of the car, and clung spasmodically to whatever they could get hold of. Fortunately these disagreeable sensations did not last long, and in a few minutes we were all on our feet, delighted with the magnificent panorama spread out before us. London had become a dense cluster of little toy houses; the Thames was a mere silver ribbon ; the bridges over lit looked like twigs; the shipping on it were only nut-shells cut in half; St. Paul's Cathedral resembled a snuff-box with fancy carving, and miles of coun ,! try appeared to be but a variegated a • | ere of scenery. As for people, I could i not distinguish them at all with the na ked eye, and through the glass they ' j seemed rather like the smallest kind of ants, than human beings puffed up by worldly vanity into ruling gods per forming a mighty part in the economy of creation. I Up, up—still higher—till London it i self could scarcely be distinuisbed by the nh!ked eyV. The air had now be- BEDFORD, PA.. FRIDAY MORNING, FEBRUARY 15, 1867. ' come so cold that we were glad to en velop ourselves in our cloaks and over coats, and so rarifled that we could on ly breathe it with great difficulty ; and there was a pain about the temples, pressure in the eyes, and a kind of roar ing, cracking sound in the ears. The gas, too, was rushing out of the bot tom of the balloon with great force, pouring right down upon and half strangling us. Looking directly up at it, I was startled, and for a moment thought our balloon was on fire—for the gas, which Iliad observed in the garden below as presenting a color of beautiful pinkish red, now had the ap pearanceof a dense, black smoke. The professor noticed my expression of a larm, and made me a sign that all was right. He now pulled open the valve made for the escape of the gas at the top, and our aerial vessel soon descend ed to an altitude where wecould breathe easily and hear each other speak. We struck a strong current of air, and began to pass rapidly to the west ward. In a few minutes I observed a cloud that looked like a huge ledge of gray rocks, coming toward us with such velocity, that, till weentered it, I could not dispossess myself of the fear that we should be dashed to pieces. When we did enter it, we found ourselves in a cold fog, so dense that we could not see half a dozen feet in any direction. Here there was 110 breeze whatever, and our balloon soon became stationa ry, or at least, moving only with the cloud. What had become of the wind which had carried us to it with such velocity, I could not imagine ; but the professor explained it by saying we had got out of the current. "Within half a mile of us," pursued

he, "there are probably at this moment two strong currents of air rushing in exactly opposite directions; while, as you perceive, everything is still. It is thought by some that when these things come to be better understood— when we shall have got them reduced to a science, in fact—we shall then be able to navigate the air as well as the water. "Well, ladies, what do you say—shall wego above this cloud, or be low it?" '' We should 1 ike to see it from above,' ; was the answer. "But, professor, how can you tell which way we are going now?" "Thus," he answered, taking a piece of paper, making a ball about the size of a pea, and dropping it over the side of the car, where it slowly disappeared below us. "You see," he continued, "we are descending but not so fast as the paper ball. If we were either sta- Uvjimiji ui £iOT.cuviJjig, it Woulil leave us much faster; and if we were rapidly descending it would remain alongside of us." He then lightened the car a few pounds by emptying a bag of sand, and we soon shot up above the cloud, and beheld the sun shining on it. The effect was very beautiful—thecloud ap pearing from the upper view like an immense roll of snow-white cotton. We now, in accordance with the pro fessor's remarks, struck another cur rent of air, which swiftly bore us away in a direction opposite to the one by which w r e had entered the cloud, and which, so great was our velocity, was soon seen afar in the distance. I was much interested in seeing from this upper region, the sunset upon the world below. While it was shining bright upon us weeould see shade after shade ere ping over the face of the earth, which grew dimmer and dim mer, till at last all form and shape dis appeared, and the eye rested only up on a black, dismal gulf, as if it might be the beginning of the Bottomless Pit. An hour after this it became quite dark where we were, and the rapid gathering of a thunder storm, toward which we were drifting, began to make the most of us quite uneasy. "Had we not better descend at once, before the tempest breaks upon the earth?" was the anxious question now put to the professor. "if it is the general desire," was the obliging answer. It was the general desire; and he immediately took hold of the cord con nected with the valve at the top of the balloon, to let off the gas. From some cause he could not move it. I did not notice this at first, but seeing him steadily jerking for some minutes and apparently becoming nervous and anx ious, I asked him if there was anything wrong. "I fear there is," he replied in a tone that betrayed a good deal of anxiety, not to say alarm; "the valve will|not open." "Oh, my God !" cried one of the la dies, "what will become of us?" "Do not be frightened," said the pro fessor nervously, "I shall bring it all right presently." But he did not. In spite of all he could do, the valve remained closed, and we could not descend. In fact, it was soon discovered that we had begun to ascend. Moreover, we were rapidly approaching the black rolling storm cloud, and the lightning was playing vividly and thunder roaring heavily. In another minute—five minutes of the most in tense anxiety fast deepening into terrors—during which the profess or tugged at the valve cord, with great beads of perspiration standing all over his face—in another five minutes, I say, we entered the black cloud, which clos ed around us like a pall, shutting out every rav of light, so that we could not sqe each other, nor even our be fore our oyee. We now felt our situation ito be appalling, and all had become breathlessly still. Suddenly we were | lighted up with a crinkling fire, that seemed to play all round and through us, and which was followed by a crash of thunder that shook us from our feet. The ladies screamed, and I believe ev ery man of us, not even excepting the professor, uttered exclamations of sur prise and terror. We had a large, five pronged grapnel aboard, for catching into trees, bushes, fences and hedges, when near the earth, and we were afraid the lightning would be attracted by this. It was terrible to think of the consequences which would follow a lit tle damage to our frail vessel. Thous ands of feet below us, our breathless mangled bodies would be found by strangers. Again that awful lightning crinkled over us, lingering around, and seeming to set us all on fire, and again that crashing pea! succeeded. In the comparative silence that followed we could hear the wild roaringof the wind below us; but with us all was still. Five times more did that crinkling fire and almost deafening roar make us think our last moment was at hand, and then we suddenly emerged into a lighter re gion, and saw the stars above and the clouds below us. Alas! we had only escaped one danger for another. We were ascending, and the valve was fast! We had no means by which to force ourselves down ! Al ready the gas was pouring out below, and we soon began to feel the unpleas ant sensations in our heads. We were going up, up, up, and would soon beat a point where the balloon would burst! What was to be done? Something quickly, or our voyage would end in eternity. The professor h i msel f became alarmed. He pulled and tugged at the cord till he felt it was hopeless, and then stood for a few minutes with his hands pressed against his temples. There was no crying or complaining. We all knew our danger; and in silence, except, perhaps, an occasional moan, were preparing ourselves, by repen tance and prayers, for our last great change. Suddenly the professor started and threw off his outer garments with great rapidity, and then drew off his boots. The next moment, without a word to us, and before we were aware of his purpose, he had swung himself clear of the car, and was boldly climbing upthe ropes to the netting above, with noth ing to keep him from the eternal fall but the frail hold of his hands. We comprehended his designs; and ah! how prayerfully we watched him, in the dim lierht. till he had gone bevond our sight! and then how we clasped each other's hands, with tremulous ex pectation, and silently stared in each other's wondering faces, and fervently prayed fo; his success. Five minutes, that seemed like an eternity then, and we heard the peculi ar sound of the escaping gas. Noble man! God bless him! he had saved us ! Another minute, and, in the dim light we saw his form descending, and we prayed for him still, for we could not aid him. Down, down —slowly, cautiously—till at last his feet rested on the car; and then, with a wild shout, we caught him in our arms, and ming led our tears of gratitude with his. We now struck a current of air that carried us away from the storm, and then we descended to the earth as gent ly as a bird on the wing, and found ourselves within two miles ofa railway station and a hundred from London. The next morning we were within the limits of the mighty city, relating our adventures to our anxious and wonder ing friends. I.AVISO l r P FOR CHILDREN. Parental affection naturally inquires what it can best do for the welfare of its children in future years, and when the bosom which now throbs with love to its offspring shall be cold in death. Many plans are laid, and many days and hours of anxious solicitude are spent in contriving ways and means of .rendering children prosperous and happy in future life. But parents are not always wisein the provisions which they seek to make for their children ; nor do they always seek direction and counsel from God in this matter. The best inheritance for children, beyond all contradiction, is true piety towards God, the salutary truths and principles 01 religion laid up in the hearts of chil dren—a good education—good and vir tuous habits—unbending principles of moral conduct -the fear of God, and the hope of heaven. This is the inher itance for children, and which all pa rents should be most anxious to lay up for them. Many an unwise parent works hard •\nd lives sparingly all his life, for the purpose of leaving enough to give his children a start in the world, as it is called. Setting a young man afloat with money left him by his relatives, is like tying bladders under the arms of one who cannot swim, ten chances to one he will lose the bladders or go to the bottom. Teach him to swim, and he will not need the bladders. Give your child a sound education. See to it that his morals are pure, his mind cultivated, and his whole nature made subservient to the laws which govern man, and you have given what will be more valuable than the wealth of the Indies. You have given him a start which 110 misfortune cau deprive him of. The earlier you teach him to depend upon his own resources, and the blessing of Go'd. the better. VOL. 61.—WHOLE No. 5,380. "(lEART A LOAFER—AX IGXOR AMI'S--A MISERABLE APOLOGY OF A MAX." The Erie Dispatch, the ablest Repub lican paper of the Northwestern section of the State, "goes off," as follows, at Geary, Cameron, and the rest of the unwashed and ull regenerated Radicals, who now have control of the State.— By the way, what is therein said are not "copperhead lies." Read: The State is emphatically in the hands of the most despicable and degraded class of knaves that ever disgraced a Commonwealth, and the time is not far distant when the names of Cameron and Geary will sound so much like Ben Wood, Vallandigham, and Raphael Senimes that 110 one will be able to jus tly classify them in a different cata logue. We do not know but that we regiv ing too much prominence to Geary, as he is such an ignoramus, and such a miserable apology of a man, such a complete loafer, who is allowed to sponge a subsistence from his more prosperous neighbors, that he alone is not able to gain distinction as a knave, or even as a loafer. The promiseswhich lie has already made and violated, the influence which he consented to have used to effect his election, and the man ner in which he is dovetailed with men in the State who are known to be knaves, ought to be sufficient to keep him from being inaugurated as Govern or of the State. But they will not. He will be placed in the office of Chief Ex ecutive with a howl of triumph, amidst a tournament of sin and corruption. Our uninitiated readers may wonder why we have not before given our opin ions upon this subject, if they, were held from the beginning. We have in timated them before; and have warned the people of the State in general, the Republican party in particular, that they were egregiously sold 011 John W. Geary; but we hoped that the manage ment which had him in charge would be sufficiently prudent to cover up a portion oftheir nakedness, and manifest by subsequent events that it was their desire to foster the principles as well as the interests of the party. But they have done nothing of the kind. They seem to sacrifice every principle to pol icy, and bury not only the honor and power of the party, but all its adherents in a grave of dishonor and oblivion. The power of the Republican party in Pennsylvania is for the present used up. The imbecility and inefficiency of our next Governor, as a man within himself, will disgust every member of Hoth parties, ami the povnt public of the Commonwealth will not dare trust the party with the selection of another man to rule over them. The term of John W. Geary will be the era from which will date the decay of the Republican party in Pennsylvania, and which will furnish examples of folly to be guarded against in thefuture. It will constitute a severe, and, we hope, a beneficial les son to the party, which will teach it that honesty and consistency must not be sacrificed to the policy of the time being. Or, in other words, that avail ability will avail nothing when it does not bring with it an amount of brain and legitimate power sufficient to con trol at. all times an honest majority in the party. The people are already dis gusted with Geary. Their expressions are loud and unmistakable, and though they may be smothered for a time, it will be but a little while before they will flame out all over the State in all their truth and power. We are not disposed to award him so much honor as to give him the benefit of having created this dissatisfaction himself. On theeontrary, we know he has not the ability to do it. It has been brought about by the knaves and dem agogues who have had the management of him. The party has allowed these men to deeeiveand swindle it, to barter it off for a mess of pottage which has not the merit of being either palatable or digestible, andet at once gives the De mocracy the advantage of the sympa thy of the dissatisfied, and an opportu nity of regaining power by offering men whom the people are willing to accept on account of real merit. The conclu sion is, that the Republican party in Pennsylvania must either be washed and regenerated, or conclude to hereaf ter sufi'er defeat. IN THE BEGINNING.— "Where did you get your nice new warm sack ?" asked a lady of a little girl. "From God, ma'am," said the little girl modestly. "Why, did not your mother make it?" asked the lady. "Yes mother sewed it," said the child. "And did she not buy the cloth of the shopkeeper?" asked the lady. "Yes," said the little girl, "but the shopkeeper bought it from the factory where jt was spun and wove, and the factory man bought the wool from the farmer, and the farmer took it from the lamb's back, and the lamb got it from God, who clothes the little lambs with their soft wool, to keep them warm. The lambs could not dress themselves, nor could their mothers dress them. God dresses them. So God is in the be ginning, mother says, and without God I should not have had it." That is the very first thing the Bible says: "Iu the beginning God created the heavens and the earth." And so of everything in the world; since everything we eat, drink, wear or use, if we follow them up to the be ginning we shall find God. It is God, Go'd, God everywhere.—PajW. POKE AIR AND SLEEP. Dr. Arnott, in his Physics, states that I canary birds suspended near the top of a curtained bedstead where persons are sleeping, will generally be found dead in the morning, from the effects of car bonic acid gas, generated in respiration. He sets forth this as a fact, to show the necessity of breathing pure air in sleep ing apartments, and a sweeping argu ment against the old-fashioned, high curtained bedsteads. A healthy man respires about twenty times in a min ute, and inhales in that period about seven hundred cubic inches of air; this he exhales again in the form of carbonic acid gas and water, which vitiates the atmosphere. Three and one-half per cent, of carbonic acid gas in the air ren ders it unfit for the support of life; this shows how necessary it is to provide a supply of pure air for the support of respiration. There are also certain facts which go to prove that more danger exists—that there is a greater proneness of disease —during sleep than in the waking state. In Turkey and Hindoostan, if a person falls asleep in the neighborhood of a poppy field, over which the wind is blowing towards him, he is liable to "sleep the sleep that knows no waking." The peasants of Italy who fall asleep in the neighborhood of the Pontine marsh es are invariably smitten with fever. Even travelers who pass the night in theCampagna du Loma, inevitably be come more or less affected with the noxious air, while those who pass through without stopping escape the marsh fever. Those who have traveled 111 tropical climes, and who have been attacked with bilious fevers, uniformly ascribe the cause of their sufferings to night exposure in the open air. An English traveler in Aby&synia has asserted that he could live in health in that sickly country, by a proper se lection of the situation where he slept every night. There is abundant evi dence, it would appear, which goes to prove that by proper attention to the place where, and the circumstances un der which persons sleep, diseases may be avoided. THE WAY COUNTERFEITERS PRO CEED. —The modus operandi of the coun terfeitinggentry is described as follows: A suitable person approaches a first class engraver with an offer of SIO,OOO or even $20,000 for a plate. The latter is seldom able toresistthis temptation, and as he 110 doubt has a daily engage ment in some bank note establishment, the work is done by him in over time, such as nights and Sundays. When the bills are printed they are distribu ted with surprising celerity and are "shoved" simultaneously in different parts of the Union. In this manner a large number is got off before suspi cion is aroused. The best counterfeit greenback on record is the SSO issue which was at first accepted in the Treas ury at Washington. Roberts, the ar tist, who executed the plate, received $20,000 for bis services, but was detect ed, and is now serving out a sentence of twenty years at Sing Sing. WIFE SELLING IN FRANCE.—There still exists, among even well-informed French people, a tradition that in Eng land a husbaud commonly puts a hal ter around his wife's neck, leads her to Smithfield, and sells her to the highest bidder. A laborer named Martin, age, 30, at Vire (Calvados) recently went still further.- He not only sold his wife and cupboard together for five francs to a young man named Vautier, but assisted the latter by force to take possession of his purchase. For this grave offence the two men have just been tried at the Court of Assizes of Caen. The hearing of the case took place with closed doors, and the jury having returned a verdict of guilty, but with extenuating circum stances, Martin was condemned to eight years' hard labor, and Vautier to five years' imprisonment. An eminent divine, remarkable for the devoted piety and spotless purity of his character, was heard to say that he never read or heard of a crime in his life, no matter how heinous, without feeling an inward consciousness that under certain conditions of education, training or association, he might have committed the same crime himself. The same feeling must have been ex perienced more or less by all reflecting, enlightened men; and yet—and yet, how little charity there is in the world. A PERTINENT QUESTION.— The Washington Chronicle says: "Does it pay England to hold Ireland, merely by aid of bayonets and artillery?" A much more pertinent question for American editors to discuss is, Will it pay the United States to hold the South by the same tenure? Rosseau says: Men will argue more forcibly about the human heart, but women will read the heart much better. Women have most wit; men have most genius. Women observe; men reason. The world is the book of wo men. A CONNECTICUT pedler asked an old lady to whom he was trying to sell some articles, if she could tell him of any road that no pedler had ever trav eled. "I know of but one, and that is the road to heaven," was the reply. IN Washington county, Tenn., twen ty miles northeast of Jonesboro', is an ancient birch tree, on the bark of which is still legible the following inscrip tion : "1771 —1). Boon killed a bar." "IT seems to me," says F. W.Rob ertson, "a pitiful thing for any man to aspire to be true and to speak the truth, and then to complain in astonishment that truth has not crowns to give but thorns." > __ ii^__— ——s^sszsa "A traveler" wishes us to explain what sense there is just now in the term "railroad securities," seeing ttfere is no security on any of the rail roads.