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

Newspaper of Bedford Gazette dated March 1, 1867 Page 1
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ftotire*. 4NNUAL REPORT OF THE AUDITORS OP BEDFORD COUHTY. ORGE MARDORFF, Escp. Treasurer of Bed ford county, in account with said county, from Jan uary 4. A. D , 1866, to January 9, A. D., 1867. TREASURER, DR. TO amount received from James B. Far quhar. Esq , late treasurer, as per re ceipts exhibited, $8,298 24 To amount of tax received from collectors. Jacob A Nicodemus, Woodberry M. 1858 152 84 R D Barclay. Bedford borougn, 1861 25 00 T M Lvneh. Bedford borough, 1862 76 91 William Phillips, Bedford borough, do 47 19 Philip Hardinan, Cumb. Valley, do 5 10 J R Durborrow, Woodberry M, do 2->2 20 Jacob Fetter. Bedford township, 1863 561 11 U H Akers. Bedford borough, 1864 367 72 Samuel Bender, Bloody Run, do 50 00 William Stuckey. Monroe, do 114 70 Joseph Fisber, Providence W, do 58 84 Samuel Beckley, St. Clair, do 65 52 George Beetle, Union, do 73 67 E F Kerr, Bedford borough, 1865 532 10 llenrv B'-egle. Union, '. do 1306 82 John C Figard, Broad Top, do 639 77 John C Black. Bloody Run, do 115 00 Jacob Bowser, Colerain, do 606 83 Archibald Blair. Cumberl'd Valley, do 425 00 Henry Wertx, Harrison, do 135 16 George tiardill, Juniata, do 258 03 Michael Carpenter, Londonderry, do 127 00 Samuel Harvey, Liberty, Jo b3 58 Philip Snyder, Monroe, Jo 19 64 David H Bowser, Napier, do 5J9 09 P M Barton, Providence E. do 239 37 George Baughman, Providence W, do f55 33 Solomon Shrader, St. Clair, do 589 56 WesJey Perdew. Southampton, do 172 91 N N Koons, Snake Spring, do 113 44 Daniel Horn. Sohellsburg, do 100 00 Adolphus Ake, Union, do 50b 05 Solomon Barley, Woodberry M, do 737 29 Samuel Crissman, Woodberry S, do 1221 73 John C Figard, Broad Top, 1866 783 84 Jeremiah Thompson, Bloody Run, do 200 00 Henry Hite, Cumberland Valley do 350 00 Jacob Bowser, Colerain, do 200 00 A W Shoemaker, Harrison, do 185 00 James Fink, Hopewell, do 282 00 Henry Horn, Juniata, do 150 00 Jacob Evans. Londonderry, do 300 00 John MeLain, Liberty, do 60 00 Jacob Fletcher. Monroe, do 715 00 Henry Egolf, Napier, do 347 00 Uriah Melott, Providenee, E, do 105 00 John Kinsey, Sohellsburg, do 57 00 Moses Tewell, Southampton, Jo 249 00 Solomon Barley, Woodberry M, do 362 11 To amount received from Hucksters lor Hucksters' license, 210 00 To money advanced l'rom citizens of Na pier and Harrison townships on bridge. 800 00 To money received from sales of estrays, 31 67 To money received on Treasurer s deeds, 26 00 To money received on lath sold at Court House, _ .2 '5 To costs in commonw'h vs. S Amick et al, 32 30 To amount received on sale of unseated lands. 82 To amount received on bounty fund, 56 40 To sundry refunding checks, 331 20 Total charges, $25,351 91 TREASURER, CR. On sundry checks drawn by the commissioners, as follows, viz : Paid Petit Jurors, February term, $452 .34 Grand Jurors, do do 171 10 Petit Jurors, Special Petit Jurors, September term, 336 88 Grand Jufors, do do 142 10 Petit Jurors, November do 383 25 Grand Jurors, do do 142 39 Petit Jurors. May do 261 73 Grand Jurors, do do 127 59 Fox and wild cat scalps, _ 327 53 Isaac Kensinger, Jury Commissioner, 48 00 William Kirk. do do 48 00 J G Fisher, clerk do do 24 00 ; Tip-staves, 83 Talesmen, 22 Court-crier, t Assessors making assesment returns, 205 61 Constable's returns, 365 73 George Roades, Commissioner's salary, 238 00 Michael Wertz, do do 141 00 Michael Ritchey, do do 124 00 David Howsare, do do 16 00 J G Fisher, clerk to do 250 00 J Aldstadt. Sheriff, boarding prisoners, 1187 72 do conveying prisoners to Western Penitentiary, 692 00 do costs on cointn'h cases, 78 98 do costs in commonwealth vs. John Hammond, 201 86 do costs in commonwealth vs John Stokenius 25 51 Metropolitan Insurance company, 90 50 John Harris arresting Walker alias Rom dolf, 20 00 Expenses of Spring election, 241 04 do October election. 414 42 Charles Merwine, services as janitor, Ac., 72 50 John C Figard, money over paid on State tax, 410 33 Rupp, *hannon A eo., chairs for oourt house - ... 128 64 Jeremiah Thompson, repairing bridge at Bloody Run, 200 00 Jacob Lingeofelter, hauling stone, Ac., for same, 30 00 0 E Shannon, Esq., fees as Prothonotary, 150 00 G Blymyor A Son, bill of oils, paints, Ac. 300 29 B MeO Blymyer A co., bill of goods, 29 65 W G Perry, dockets for Prothonotary's office, 31 00 Meyers A Mengel. advertising and blank printing, ®Bl 50 Durborrow A Lutz, advertising, 562 20 Dr John Compher, attendance on prison ers at jail, ® 00 Expenses of road views, 232 00 do bridge do 26 96 do do sales, 17 35 John and Joshua Mower, work done in re pairing court house, 164 90 B W Garretson, buildiDg bridge at Egolf's 959 00 John G. Fisher, making out and distribu ting duplicates, attending bridge sales, and money paid for work at courthouse 71 00 William Beegle, bounty and interest, 29 67 A B Cramer, bill of goods, 25 58 Matting for court house, chandeliers, Ac., 150 33 B W Garretson, lumber for court house, 11 94 Wm Troutman, painting courthouse, 215 00 Bounty paid to soldiers under act of 1863, 335 39 S L Russell, overpaid on unseated lands, 112 84 Money overpaid on duplicates for which treasurer is charged, 224 53 James B Farquhar, money overpaid on militia fund, 499 75 Henry Nicodemus, costs on commonwealth cases, 35 51 George Mardorff, money paid for slate roof 545 08 John Sill, interest on note, 60 00 George W Gibbony, bridge at Stonerstown, 500 00 J W Tate, money wrongly paid on deed, 44 53 Revenue stamps and postage for commis sioner's office, 46 43 S L Russell, services at Harrisburg, 40 00 Woo 1 and coal for public buildings, 180 98 Henry Niodemus, money wrongly paid on treasurer's deed, 32 37 Stationery for commissioner's office, 40 31 John Aldstadt, bill of goods for jail 160 93 Tobias Boor, building bridge in Cumber land Valley, 200 00 Jacob A Sleek and Adam Diehl, coal and wood for jail. 109 90 Costs paid to justices and constables in commonwealth cases. 127 19 George Mardorff, advertising unseated lands, 41 00 Wm Hartley, oils, paints, nails, Ac., 446 39 George Blackburn, building bridge at Statler's 630 36 Lath, lime, and hauling sand for court house, 58 20 Johu Aldstadt, costs in commonwealth cases, 1093 92 John Aldstadt. costs in commonwealth vs. Wertz A May, 44 33 R Leo, book-caso and chairs for court house, 32 80 Williams, Orne A co., window shades and carpet 138 47 Henry Nicodemus, examining dockets and swearing Castleton Ake, building bridge at Mow ry's, 1105 00 Simon Xycum, plank on bridge in East Providence township, 18 90 Hartley A Metzger, freight on slate, 81 00 Lumber for repairing court house, 72 12 Matthew Spidle, painting court house. 203 12 Isaac Mengel, freight on chairs, • 22*20 Daniel Miller, plastering court house, 105 25 Work in repairing, roofing and white washing court house. 162 80 Jacob Seinler, hobbling prisoners, 4 00 Isaac Mengel, meals furnished jurors, 48 00 O E Shannon, for having dockets bound in Prothouotary's office, 20 00 Philip Little, hauling slate from Mount Dallas. 30 04 Advertising horse thieves, 286 70 Mary Norris, scrubbing offices in court house, 36 50 William Keyser, bridge order, 500 00 James H Moorhead. repairing bridge at Wisegarver's, 95 00 Ilarry Drollinger, Hopewell bridge, 51 10 George Mardorff. treasurer's deed to com missioners, 54 37 Conrad Feagter, building bridge at Shaw nee Run, 30 00 Special election in Saxton borough, 10 50 David Brown, on Blackburn'sorder, 10 80 Michael Keed, Esq., bridge plans, 6 00 0 E Shannon, fees as prothonotary, J2O 00 Treasurer's salary, 300 00 Reveuue stamps and postage, 30 00 Allowance on old account, *lO 00 Expenses on sales of unseated lands, 40 00 Bank note detector, 1 50 Certified copy of huckster's law, 1 50 Huckster's blanks, 7 00 Auditors and clerk. 100 00 Chas Merwine, attending auditors, 6 00 Total credits. $11~147 (Tl)c CJcbforD (fiinjcttc. BY MEYERS & MENGEL. I aSUtir t%. | Charges, $25,351 91 i Credits, 21,247 66 Balance in county treasury. $4,104 25 Money due and owing to Bedford County from Collectors, and others, for 1866 and previous years. '• From Collectors : County : State: : John A Osborn, Broad Top, 1857, 106 69 76 01 i Lemuel Evans, do do 1858, 289 67 230 46 John C Morgart. C. Valley, do 89 23 100 00 Aaron Reed. Woodberry S. 1863, 750 40 Samuel Beckley, St Clair, 1864, 94 00 750 }S M Bender, Bloody Run, 1864, 25 00 J C Black. do do 1865, 23 84 i Arch. Blair, C Valley, do 174 00 64 98 i Henry Wertz, Harrison, do 138 41 I Westley Perdew, Southamp'n,do 368 41 67 20 Sara C'riasman. Woodberry S. do 10 16 F, F Kerr. Bedford borough. 1866, 1064 19 163 02 Hen. Moses. Bedford tp., do 1793 68 230 00 J C Flgart. Broad Top, do 1264 79 163 24 Jer. Thompson, Bloody Run, do 177 70 43 36 Jacob Bowser. Colerain, do 935 00 557 06 Henry Hite, C. Valley, do 750 11 134 71 A W Shoemaker, Harrison, do 295 39 42 91 James Fink, Hopewell, do 300 22 25 94 Jacob Evans. Londondery, do 491 03 79 12 John MeLain, Liberty, do 462 66 43 16 Jacob Fleteher, Monroe, do 128 82 54 17 Henry Egolf, Napier, do 526 43 112 49 Uriah Mellott, Providence E. do 485 17 31 22 JU H Sparks, do 465 81 224 81 John Kemery, Schellsburg, do 184 87 42 98 Wm Grisinger. Snake Spring, do 718 26 167 53 Moses Tewell, Southampton, do 414 35 67 61 Henry F Smith. St. {/lair, do 1377 92 51 72 Henry Corle. Union, do 959 97 227 17 Sol. Barley, Woodberry M. do 1741 95 179 76 M Brumbauch, do b. do 1848 16 291 98 To amount due from former treas urers : A J Sansom, late treasurer, 100 00 J B Farquhar, do 927 82 Jacob D Fetter, mistake in acc't, 60 84 $20,577.41 $3,991.29 Moneys due and owed ky Bedford County. The county of Bedford owes John Sill, on note, S2OOO 00 The State claims from Bedford county, on account, half mill tax on real estate and fine, under act of 1865, about SBOOO 00 Treasurer, Dr. To militia tax received from collectors, $lO2 00 Treasurer, Cr. To amount paid for assessing and making out duplicates and rolls of militia, 80 00 Balance in treasury, $22 00 Bedford County, SS. The undersigned, Auditors of said county, do certify that in pursuance of the Acts of Assembly, in such cases made and provided, they met at the Court House, in the borough of Bedford, and did audit and adjust the accounts of George Mardorff, Treasurer of said county, for the year A. D., 1866, as contained in the foregoing ftatements, and th>4 wc have examined the foregoing accounts of money due to and owed by said county, and that we have found the same to be correct. Witness our hands, this 9th day of January, 1867. DAVID EVANS. JAMES MATTINGLY, JOHN D. LUCAS, Attest—E. F. KERR, Clerk. Auditors. To the Auditor General of Pennsylvania : GEORGE MARDORFF, Esq., Treasurer of Bed ford county, in account with the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, from January 4, 1866, to Janua ry 9,1867. Treasurer, Dr. To amount received from collectors of taxes for 1866 and previous years, $8965 66 Treasurer, Cr. By receipt of State Treasurer, dated March 2,1866, S3OOO 00 do do Aug't 3, 1866, 2500 00 # do do OcUr 2, 1866, 4000 00 do do Jan'y 3, 1867, 1560 50 Associate Judges' salary, as per receipt, dated January 3, 1867, 439 50 Treasurer's per centage, 115 00 Credits, $11,615 00 Charges, 8,649 34 $2,649 34 Merchant' Licenses. Treasurer, Dr. To aggregate amount of mercantile license fcr the year 1866, $837 00 Treasurer, Cr. By Treasurer's commission, s4l 85 Durborrow A Lutz, advertising list of retailers, 13 70 Meyers A Mengel, do 13 70 Amount due State, $767 75 Tavern Licenses. Treasurer, Dr. To aggregate amount assessed for 1866, SBOS 00 Treasurer, Cr. By Treasurer's per centage, 40 25 Balance due State, $764 75 % Eating Houses. Treasurer, Dr. To aggregate amount assessed for 1866, SIOO 00 Treasurer, Cr. By per centage to Treasurer, 5 00 Amount due State, $95 00 Banking Houses. Treasurer, Dr. To aggregate amount assessed for 1866, S2O 00 Treasurer, Cr. By Treasurer's per centage, 1 00 Balance due State, sl9 00 Distilleries. , Treasurer, Dr. To aggregate amount assessed for 1866, $45 00 Treasurer, Cr. By per centage to Treasurer, 2 25 Amount due State, $42 75 Bedford County, SS. The undersigned, Auditors of said county, do hereby certify that in pursuance of the Acts of As sembly, in such cases made and provided, they met at the Court House, in the borough of Bed ford. and did audit and adjust the accounts between George Mardorff, Esq., Treasurer of said county, and the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, as con tained in the foregoing statements. Witness our hands, this 9th day of January, A D.. 1867. DAVID EVANS. JAMES MATTINGLY. JOHN D. LUCAS. Attest —E. F. KERR, Clerk. Auditors. febßw4 LEO, • Manufacturer of CABINET-WARE, CHAIRS, <FCC., 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, jy Prompt 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 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- T)RINTERS' INK has made many a I business vac rish We *ak yos fc try it in 1 TFFIH or Tint GAZETTE Lite sßdfortl fefttf. (o THE BRAVE BOYS IN BE IE. We all remember! It seems but yesterday, that all over the land hereaway newspapers were praising the Brave Boys in Blue, while children, minstrels, deacons, divines, rich and poor, were loud in their pro fessions of love to the defenders of their homes. When iron-shod and cannon-belching war held the country as in a Vice, the Brave Boys in Blue were all the rage. They were feasted, toasted, praised, kissed, caressed, eoffeed, jellied, and decked like lambs for the sacrifice. Mid the sobs of women, wives, mothers, sis ters, aud sweethearts, they were sent to the front, escorted to the cars and boats by bands of music, and promised all sorts of honors on their return. Every Brave Boy in Blue was a shield to the loyal stay-at-home agita tors. Every one sent by money, en treaties, appeals to patriotism, or other lingua! device, was a safeguard to those who remained behind. Whining can ters, pulpit-routers, stay-at-homebawl ers of loyalty, mobbers of Democrats and Democratic printing offices, negro loving old maids, and others of both sexes, had much to say for the Brave Boys in Blue, and come the shoddy cum-shoddy over the victims they had dressed for mutilated honors to a won derful extent. He who would not join the blue mass was called a traitor, coward, and hater of his country. He who would forsake friends, property, and the comforts ot the family hearth to join the abolition crusade for power, cotton, negroes, mules, silver-ware, and other disguised objects of the late war, was hailed as a brave man. He was to be loved and honored. His family was to be cared for. His chjldren were to be educated. His wife was to be waited upon to the replenishing of larders, and a fuel pile. His grave, if he fell, was to be deck ed with flowers at all seasons of the year. His stumps were to be supplied with wooden limbs. His hospital bed was to be supplied with delicacies. He was to be welcomed home by girls with garlands and wreaths of roses. He was to be nominated for office, and voted for. He was to be the r§turned hero—sa vior of his country, and the ehiefamong ten thousand abolitionists. And we re member that those who questioned the honesty of those who made all these professions of goodness, and who asked respectfully that the war be hurried to a close, were denounced as cowards, traitors, aud enemies to the soldiers. When we chided those who prolonged the war and turned it from its original course; when we objected to having thousands of brave men slain by in competent officers, in raids for property, and who said the object of the war was to divide rather than restore the Union, the Brave Boys in Blue were filled with lies and evil spirits, and urged to des troy at once those who were their best friends. The past came and went. The professed patriots swept the land of volunteers. The brave Boys in Blue have returned; but they come not as the conqueror comes. were not welcomed back—no arms of girls, gar lands ol roses, fancy balls, and aval anches of kisses greeted them. One by one, two by two, well and sick, whole and shattered, lame and dying, they came to their homes as stragglers in blood go to the rear after the agony of battle. The loyal shouters have forgotten the brave Boys in Blue. They have no offices for them. They have no votes to give them. Officers rich from their stealings, able to buy and control dele gations, receive nominations. They are the favorites of the ranters and the canters and the rumpites; while the true brave Boys in Blue, who fought the battles,are forgotten already. They are not wanted now. The negro and the bondholder are now worshipped, and the soldiers of the land can work on one leg or two, with one hand or both to redeem their farms from taxes heaped thereon by the stay-at-homes while they were fighting, and to sup port the negro, the bondholder and the thieving officer, who enriches himself and relatives attheexpenseoftheblood and bravery of the country. Brave Boys in Blue, as you gather your half-clad little ones about you—as you labor to pay taxes—as you go stead ily to your graves with heavy hearts and calloused palms —think of these things, and tell us if those who made you such specious promises have kept faith with you or the people! Brave Boy in Blue—soldier—work ing-man—tax-payer—think of these things, and think of them well.—Cin cinnati Inquirer. TIIE latest fashion of bonnets is said to be a tow string with a glass bead up on the top of the head. In extremely coid weather it is allowable to attach two postage stamps to protect the ears. Our Devil suggests that a small buck wheat cake would be better than a glass bead, as the fashions change so often that it would still be warm enough to eat when the next style comes out. SUBSCRIBE for the GAZETTE and pay for it in advance. BEDFORD, PA., FRIDAY MORNING, MARCH 1, 1867. The House of Representatives at Wash i ngton has just passed a hill, which for injustice and impudence is conspic uous even among the extraordinary acts of that remarkable body. It pur ports to bean "Act for the Equaliza tion of Bounties," and awards to every soldier in the recent war a bounty of $1(10 per annum for his entire term of service; but deducts from this allow ance all bounties, Government, State or local , which the soldier has received, or is by law entitled to receive. As every soldier from Pennsylvania has received, or is by law entitled to re

ceive, in Government, State or local bounties, more than this SIOO per an num, the people of this State can nev er derive a particle of benefit from this measure. Such is also the case with New York, New England and other States, whose people taxed themselves liberally to encourage volunteering for the war. But the Representatives of the Western States, whose people con tributed nothing in the shape of State or local bounties, propose by this bill to thrust their arms into the National Treasury, and take out of the common fund as much as willequalize the boun ties of their their troops with those of the State* which paid their soldiers out of their own purses. In short, the peo ple of Pennsylvania, after having been taxed to pay the whole of the bounties of their ownsoldiers, arenowtobe tax ed again to pay part of the bounties of the soldiers of other States. There is too much reason to fear that this bill, which has passed the House of Representatives, will also pass the Sen ate and become a law. The same nu merical preponderance of the West which controls the House exists in the Senate. And neither body is influen ced by any regard for principle or right in this or any other measure; but the portions that form the majority in both are intent only upon securing the great est possible pecuniary benefit, with the least possible inconvenience or burthen to themselves and their constituents. It is supposed, in well informed quarters, that this act will take up wards of $400,000,0110 from the Nation al Treasury; and as the Secretary esti mates the expenditures under the boun ty law of the last session at $84,000,000, it will be seen that $500,000,000 are a bout to be added to the National debt. The interest of this amount, $30,000,- 000, must be annually extracted, in the shape of taxes, from the pockets of the people. The simple statement of this fact shows how little prospect there is of any permanent reduction, and how great the prospect is of permanent in crease in Federal taxation. This unjust and extravagant legisla tion of Congress is also conclusive of another fact, which should be borne in mind by the people. While it contin ues, there can be uo reduction of the National Debt, no contraction of the currency, no decline in prices and no approach towards specie payments. It is beyond the power of the Secretary of the Treasury or any other financier to withdraw four millions of legal ten der notes per month, when all the cur rency he can collect will not suffice to meet the interest on the debt and the appropriations of an extravagant and reckless Congress. There is far greater prospect of an increase of currency, and increased inflation of prices, from sheer necessity, to answer these exorbi tant drafts upon the National Treasury. We therefore warn our readers to dis card the delusive hope of any reduction in the burthens'and taxation or the ex penses of living, so long as a Radical Congress rules the country; but rather to prepare themselves ✓ for the good time coming, when the printing press must again be set in motion to manu facture money for the current expenses of Government. — Lancaster Intelligen cer. It was onee the universal custom to place ale or some strong liquor in the chamber of an honored guest, to as suage his thirst, should he feel any 011 awakening in the night, which, consid ering that the hospitality of that peri od often reached excess, was by no means unlikely. It is a current story in Teviotdale, that in the house of an ancient family of distinction, much addicted to the Presbyterian cause, a Bible was always put into the sleeping apartment of the guests, along with a bottle of strong ale. On one occasion, there wasa meet ing of clergymen in the vicinity of the castle, all of whom were invited to dinner by the worthy baronet, and sev eral abode there that night. According to the fashion of the times, seven of the reverend guests were al lotted to one large barrack-i oom, which was used on such occasions of extended hospitality. The butler took care that the divines were presented, according to cu-tom, each with a bible and a bot tle of porter. But after a little consul tation among themselves, they are said to have recalled the domestic just as he was leaving the apartment. "My friend," said one of the vener able guests, "you must know that when we meet together, the youngest minis ter reads aloud a portion of Scripture to the rest; only one bible, therefore, is necessary; take away the other six and in their place bring six more bot tles of wine." The only true spirit of tolerence con sists in conscientious toleration of other people's intolerance. AN r*iQi rrors MEASURE. ANCIENT HOSPITALITY. HOW TO ECONOMIZE FUEE. Dr. Samuel Warren, author of "Ten Thousand a Year," recently wrote a letter to the Mayor of Hull, England, to say that before leaving for London he desired to make a practical suggest ion to the housekeepers of the town. The suggestion was this: "To econo mize the burning of coal, send for an iron-monger or blacksmith, and order him to take the measure of the bot tom of your grate and make you a sheet-iron plate of about one-sixth of an inch in thickness, oreven less. Sim ply lay this and light your fire as usu al. It will soon burn up, but you must keep pretty open the lowest bar, so as to secure a light draught. When the fire has begun to burn poke it gently from beneath and the flame will grad ually get through the entire mass of coals, the iron plate beneath gets red hot, and so keeps up a constant com bustion, at the same time dispersing the heat through the room, instead of its being sent up the chimney, thus en tirely consuming the coal, instead of filling the hearth with ashes/' Dr. Warren continues: "In my own house I tried the exper iment for a week in the breakfast room, then in the dining-room, then in the kitchen, with uniform and complete success; and then I had the sheet-iron plate put into every fire-place—and there are many throughout the house — with equal success. So Ido with the fire-place in my official residence. When the fire is once made up, say a bout 10 A. M., for the day, an occasion al poke and possibly a single replenish ment suffices for the day. In my own case, and also at my hotel here, where three scuttles were required, one now suffices. You must not smile at the simplicity of my suggestion, but at tribute my offering to a sincere desire to contribute what little is in my pow er to promote the comfort of, and lessen expense to, every householder in the good old town of Hull." A citizen of Hull, who has since tri ed this plan, writes: "The result in my house, where I have had quarter-inch iron plates fitted at the bottom of two fire-grates, at an expense of two shil lings each, is a saving in coal of about one-third, with a considerable increase in heat. A large number of persons have already satisfactorily tried the ex periment, and the use of the plates is likely to become general in this local ity." The cost of the experiment is a mere trifle. KISS MY WIFE OR FIGHT ME. There are few married in en who are averse to kissing, but an exchange re lates the particulars of a case in a new ly wedded Benedict felt himself insult ed because his wife wasn't kissed. The bridegi oom in question was a stalwart young rustic, who was known as a for midable operator in a "free fight:" His bride was a beautiful and blooming young country girl, only sixteen years of age, and the twain were at a party where a number of young folks were enjoying themselves in the good old fashioned pawn-playing style. Every girl in the room was called out and kissed except B , thebeautiful young bride aforesaid, and although there was not a youngster present who was not dying to taste her lips, they were re strained by the Dresence of the hercu lean husband, who stood regarding the party with a sullen look of dissatisfac tion. They mistook the cause, howev er, for suddenly he expressed himself. Rolling up his sleeves, he stepped into the middle of the room, and in a tone of voice that secured marked attention, said : "Gentlemen, I have been notic ing how things have been working for some time, and I ain't half satisfied. I don't want to raise a fuss, but—" "What's the matter, John?" inquired half a dozen voices. "What do you mean ? Have 1 done anything to hurt your feelings ?" "Yes, you have; all of you have hurt my feelings, and I've just got this to say about it. Here's every girl in the room has been kissed near a dozen times apiece, and there's my wife who I consider as likely as a ny of them, has not had a single one to-night; and I just tell you now, if she don't get as many kisses the bal ance of the night as any gal in the room, the man that slights her has got me to fight—that's all. Now go ahead with your plays!" If Mrs. B—- was slighted during the balance of the eve ning we did not know it. As for our self, we know that John had no fault to find with us individually for any neglect on our part. An exchange says that it has now in its office a compositor who once preach ed the Gospel, then ran a side-show to a circus, then kept a singing-school, then ran away with a man's wife and two children, practiced medicine, had been an agent for a concert troupe and clerk on a steamboat; finally, now re formed and settled down to a legiti mate business—that of sticking type. The exchange thinks that it will make a man of him. Probably! A friend of ours lives next door to a not over-thriving undertaker. One day our friend's young son rushed into the parlor in a state of wild excitement, exclaiming, "O father, somebody is dead, for sure, because the undertaker's children are eating candy!" —A Danville (N. J.) lady who got divorced from her husband and married another man, has just eloped from tym r running away with her first hus band. VOL. 61.—WHOLE No. 5,382. DREAD RETRIBUTION. During the war a Democratic editor in Dayton, Ohio, Bollmeyer, was mur dered by an Abolitionist, without any provocation. An Abolition court tried and acquitted the murderer. The whole trial was a disgraceful farce, and all who participated in it were guilty of official perjury. Some three years have elapsed, and the county clerk, the sheriff, and about one-half of the jury, are dead, while the infamous judge, who outraged justice at the tri al, is an idiot in a lunatic asylum ! Jim Lane, while his hand was yet smoking with the blood of murdered victims, was elected to the office of United States Senator by a Puritanic Legisla ture. For oue of his murders he was tried, and of course acquitted. He has fallen by his own hand. It is now be lieved by most of mankind, that Mrs. Surratt was guiltless of participation in the murder of Mr. Lincoln. When she was under sentence of death, after a trial which will be considered a blot on our country and age, Mr. Preston King prevented access to the President, and denied admission to her daughter, who almost shrieked and sobbed her life away on the steps of the Executive mansion. A few months afterwards Preston King stilled a remorseless con science in this world by self-murder. STEVENS ON THE SOUTH.— The om nipotence of the Almighty, intheopin ionof the Republican leader of the House of Representatiyes, is limited by the longevity of Thaddeus Stevens. "God willing and I living," exclaimed this frantic old man last night on the floor of Congress to which he had stag gered from a sick bed—"God willing and I living," certain things shall be done! The volition of God, it seems, would be ineffectual without the per forming presence of Stevens. This is a very horrible piece of blas phemy; but when we consider that it was only preliminary to a proposition for plundering a whole section of its property—that section being now ab solutely on the brink of starvation— the blasphemy of the speaker's phrase becomes almost pardonable in compari son with the darker blasphemy of the speaker's purpose. The ridicule which attaches to Ste vens' senseless representations of "Wade Hampton and his black horse men" rolling over and over in imagi nary "millions," does not relieve the darker shades of the scene. A man who ignorantly or wilfully can talk in this way of a hopelessly impoverished region, puts it indeed beyond a doubt that he is no statesman. But the man who makas his own poor life the con dition of God's devasting rage against thousands of his fellow-creatures raises the deeper question, whether he is so much as a rational human being.—JV. Y. World. NECK-TWISTING IN CHURCH.—A good story is told of an eccentric old parson, who was sorely annoyed by a habit his people had acquired (and which prevails by-the-way, in all other churches, even now and hereabouts to some extent) to twisting their necks around every time anybody entered the door and passed up the aisle of the meeting house, to see what manner of person it might be. Wearied with the annoyance, the old man exclaimed one Sunday: "Brethren, if you will only cease turning your heads round whenever the door opens, and will keep your at tention on me, I will promise to tell you, as I preach, who it is that comes in." . , , Accordingly he went on with the services and presently made a stop as one of the deacons entered, saying— "That is Deacon , who keeps the grocery opposite. And then he announced, in turn, the advent of each individual, proceeding the while with his sermon as compos edly as the circumstances would admit, when at last a stranger came in, when he cried out— "A little old man in green spectacles, and a drab overcoat—don't know him —you can all turn round and look for yourselves this time." It is hardly necessary to add that the good man carried his point, and there was but little neck-twisting seen | in his congregation after that day. Ho M E CON VERSATION.— ChiIdren hunger perpetually for new ideas, and the most pleasant way of reception is by the voice and the ear, not the eye and the printed page. The one mode is natural, the other artificial. Who would not rather listen than read? An j audience will listen closely from the | beginning to the end of an address which j not one in twenty of those present would read with the same attention. This is emphatically true of children.—They will learn with pleasure from the lips of parents what they deem it drudgery to study in the books; and even if they have the misfortune to be deprived of the educational advantages which they desire, they cannot fail to grow upintel ligent if they enjoy in childhood and youth the privilege of listening daily to the conversation of intelligent people. Let parents, then, talk much and talk well at home. A father who is habit ually silent in his own house may be, in many respects, a wise man; butheis not wise in his silence. We sometimes see parents who are the life of every company which they enter, dull, silent, uninteresting at home among their children. If they have not mental ac tivity and mental store sufficient for , both, let them first provide for their own hcmt&hcfld. j THE UNDERGROUND RAILWAY OF LONDON.— A New York business man, j of great experience in road matters, writes from London under date of Jan uary 29, naming some of the things he has seen which he likes: "Not the least is their extensive sys tem of underground railways. It is perfectly wonderful how they jerk the people about, at therateofabout fifteen milesan hour, from one end of the town to another, and across and around stopping about once every half mile, at some prominent corner, at a station, from which you emerge to the upper air, and find yourselfsomewhere near where you were a half or three-quarters of an hour ago. These trains run each way, being double tracks, about every ten minutes; and morning and evening they often consist of seven or eight cars, holding thirty or forty peopleeach. The cars are lighted with gas—not the tun nels, except at stations—so that you can read your papers; and there is no smell of smoke, or sense of suffocation. How they ventilate them so well I can hardly see. . OUR STATE ORPHANS.— The report of Thomas H. Burrows, State Superin tendent of the soldiers' orphans, has just been published, and contains many interesting statements. It is well known thatthe State has assumed the care and education of the orphan chil dren of Pennsylvania soldiers whogave up their lives in defence of the country. Schools have been organized, and the children, boys and girls, are being cared for and educated. During the past year four new schools have been estab lished, and three additional schools, now required, will be organized as soon, as possible. There have been admitted during the year 1,575 children, and the total number of scholars on the Ist of December was 2,658, of which 1,591 were boys, and 1,067 girls. These are all cared for until they reach the age of sixteen, when they are discharged, be ing judged competent at that age to do something towards eamingalivelihood. The local expense of the system for the. year ending November 30, was $309,- 149.26, which is a small sum, when we consider the benefits which are to be derived from it. AN EXTRAORDINARY LAKE.— In Nevada, near Bagtown, there isasmall lake, the surface of which is covered, like ice, with alkali, to the depth of ten to twenty inches, almost perfectly white and pure. The water, which is but slightly impregnated with it, does not seem to be particularly injurious to man or beast. It is sometimes soabun dant as to destroy vegetation, though it is the very substance our farmers are ever ready to add to the soil as a fertil izer, in the shape of leeched or unleech edwood ashes. A traveler declared, after eating several meals in succession at the overland stations, of soda biscuit and rancid bacon, and partaking freely of this water, that he was fast turning into a miniature soap factory. NEWSPAPERS.— De Tocqueville, iD his work on America, gives this forci ble sketch : A newspaper can drop the same thought into a thousand minds at the same moment. A newspaper is an adviser who does not require to be sought, but who comes to you briefly every day to tell you of the com mon weal, without distracting your private affairs. Newspapers, there fore, become necessary in proportion as men become more equal and indi viduals more to be feared. To sup pose that they only serve to protect freedom would be to diminish their importance; they maintain civilization. ENLISTMENT OP BOYS IN THE AR MY.—General Grant in a circular re cently issued from the headquarters of the army, says that hereafter boys un der twenty-one years of age will not be enlisted excepting for the purpose of learning music, and even then the en listment will only be made after au thority is obtained from the Superin tendent of the recruiting service or the Adjutant General of the army, and written consent is given by the parent, guardian or master of the boy. When this cannot be obtained the boys will not be enlisted. A RADICAL OUTFIT.—A Nashville paper publishes the following as the contents of a valise belongingtoa "long haired, lean-visaged white passenger" who arrived in that city: "2 pairs clean linen bosom shirts, 1 dirty do., 1 pair drawers, lhymn book, 2 packsplaying cards, 1 bottle rum, 1 prayer book, 1 hairbrush, 1 bootjack, 1 brace pistols, 1 pocket testament, 1 razor and strap, 1 shaving brush, 1 cake soap, 1 vial sweet oppoponax, 1 photograph of a colored girl, and a lock of hair, with 4 copies of "The Right Way." ROOT OF THE EVIL.— The various State prison reports are being publish ed, and all tell much the same story. A sad feature of the records is the large number of men who served in the ar my and navy during the war, and it is ' rendered more sad by the fact that ma i ny of them might have been saved from crime and its punishment if they could have found employment. There is the grand trouble—scarcity of work. To that all reformatory associations and prison societies should address their thoughts. A POOR old Irishman offered his old saucepan for sale; his children gather ing 'round him, inquired why he did so. "Ah, my honeys," said he, "sure I wouldn't be after partin' wid it if it wasn't to get some money to buy some thin' to put in it." Eggs sold in Chester, on Tuesday last, at fifty-five cents per dozen. The hens came at once to the relief of consumers, and eggs have discounted mSre freely since. A SWEET woman'ssoul sits and looks out of a bright eye like a cat out of a stmny window.