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   Bedford Independent (Newspaper) - December 6, 1865, Bedford, Indiana                                 -------  AN UNCONDITIONAL UNION PAPER: DEVOTED TO THE LOCAL INTERESTS Of  LBNCii COUNTY, AND THE BEST INTERESTS OF THE WHOLE COUNTRY.  ^OI^. 16.  IVO. 33  mu fnfepetttoi  I'UBtISHE» EVElîY WKDNKSDAY BY  WM. A. GABE, Eàitor and Proprietor.  TeraaûLô:  S2.00 Per Annum, In AdYance. gl.OO For Six Monlhs. .50 Tor Tliree Mont lis.  -Sio jjaper coutiiuuil for a longer time than paid for,  E^Xo paper sent witliout paj^ncnt in advancc.  B^Communications wi thout true name of the writer unnoticed.  Rates of Advertising.  Total "Weeki.y ('ihcri,ation, a,000. One Colnnin 1 Year - - » - - $r>0 00  Half Colmnn 1 Year..... 27.50  One-Tliird Column 1 Year - - - 15)00 Quarter Column 1 Year - - - - 15 00 Eishtli Column 1 Year - - - - 9 00  ßgf"Onc square, consii?tin;j of teu lines or le.««, one insertion .^l.iJO; each subse-iiuent iusertion, $1.00.  E^Attorneys and others lianding in legal notices, held rcpponsiblc for paj'ment of same. Proof of publication not made witliout payment of all dues. £®"3rarriapre notices inserted for 00. E3P~2iotices of deaths over teu lines, five cents per line; under ten lines, free. E^Editorial notices, te n cents per line—  INVARIABLY.  Patent Medicine advertised at loss than the regular rates. Made payable by Druggist.  e^ Foreign advertisements must be .nc-companied by tlie cash, to insure attention  BUSINESS DIRECTORY,  PA. PARKS, Attorney and Counsellor « at Law, east side public i-quare. *  PEAliSOX & VOIllS, Attorneys, ivest side public square. *  VAXS & DUNN". Attorneys. Bounty J and ('hiim Agents, iiorth side public square,  OWEN & MELVIX, Dealers in Hardware, Cutlery, etc  WaAtoa ibr tlie ^crct Service, the Field} the ^i^ungcou, and tlie Escape,  BY ALBERT I>; -AAARDSOX,  New York Tribuiie Correspondent.  The most interesting and exciting booliever published, embracing Mr. Richaruion's unparalleled experience for four years-: traveling througli the south in tlie ^eqriit service of the '"Tribune" at the ontbrefik of the war, with our armies iind fleets, both East and West, during the llrst two years of the rebellion; his thrilling capture; his continement for twenty months in seven diflerent rebel prisons; his csc,ape, and alnost niiraculoua journey bv night .of nearly 400 miles. It will abound in stirring events, and contain moi-e of the fact, incident and romance ot the war than any othnr work published. Horace Greeley says: "A great many books will 3'et be written coaicerning this War, in addition to the many already in print; but not one of tliem will give within a similar compass a clearer, luller, more readable account, entirely froni personal observation, of the nature, animus, purposes, tendencies and iustrumentalities of the Slaveholder'.s Rebellion than does the unpretending narrative of Mr. Richardson."  Teacliers, ladies, energetic young ni&ii, and especially returned and disabled officers and soldiers, in wani of profitable employment, will find it peculiarly ad.apt-ed to their condition. We have agents clearing §175 per month, whicli we will prove to any doubting appli<"ant. Send for circulars. Address  JOJiES, BROS. & CO..  Xo. 148 AV^est Fourth street, 34-3m Cincinnati.Ohio.  E  square  west side i>ublie 20  tlie pubiic squart!.  Howell & JOHXSOX. Dealers ¡n Drugs and Mpdicines, Perfimiery, bta-tionery, soutli side public square.  EW. HOWELL, Photographer. Gal-i . lery over the Empire Drug Store, south side public, squan«.  WOOLFOLK& GAtXEY, De.alers in Dry Goods and G roceries. west side public square—John Reed's old stand.  PALMER, DUNCAN & CO.^ and Merchant Tailors—Northcratt Old Stand, north side public square.  ISAAC RECTOR, Banker, In Old Branch Banking House, west side public square.  Dean BARNES, Proprietor Barnes House, north eMSf. corner public square, oi>posite the To wn Hall.  DR. S. A. RARIDEN, Practicing Physician and Surgeon, third door Irom north west corner public square.  foote & parker. Dealers in Groceries, Provisions, Boots and Shors, Hat5,Queensware, Notions, &c., north-east corner j^ublic square.  JOHN REED & CO., Dealers in Goods, Grocerici?. Boots and Shoos, Notions, ifcc- north side public square  HB. RICHARDSON, Dealer in Dry . Goods, Groceries, Boots, Shoes and Notions, south east coTner .public square  NEW SKIRT FOR 1865-6.  Xlic Cireat Invention oi* the Age in.  MOOP SKIUTS,  J. W. Bradley's New Patent Duplex Elliptic (or double) Spring Skirt.  This invention consists of Duplex (or two) elliptic pure refined steel springs, ingeniously braided tightly and firmly together, edge to edge, making the toughest. most flexible, elastic and durable spring ever used. They seldom bend or breaki like tlie single springs, and consequent] j- preserve their perfect and beautiful shape more than twice as long .is any single spring skirt that ever lias or can be made.  Tlie wonderful flexibility and great comfort and pleasure to any ladv wearing the Duplex Elliptic Skirt w'ill be experienced particularly in all crowded as-semblies, operas, carriages, railroad ears, churcli pews, arm chairs, for promenade and house dress, as the skirt can be folded when in use to occuiiy a small place as e:\sily and conveniently as a silk or muslin dress.  A lady h.aving enjoyed the pleasure, comfort and ^reat eonvenleuee of wearing the Duplex Elliptic Steel Spring Skirt for a single day will neverafterwurds wiiring-ly dispense with their use. For children, iniiises and vonng ladled thev are «iiL/f-M»  7 " J ,  1'hc. h^onsi'ai e coverisl wira 2 nlytiP'ihle tv-isted thread and will wear twice rf.- louij as the single yarn covering which is used on all singUi steel hoop skirts. Tlie three bottom rods on every skirt are also double steel, and twice or double covered to prevent the covering from wearing oft" the rods when dragging down stairs, stone steps, &c., &c,, which they are constantly subject to when in use.  All are made of the new and elegant corded tapes, and are the best quality In everp part, giving to the wearer th<i most graceful and perfect shape jjossible, and an' unquestionablv the lightest, most desirable, comfortable and economical skirt ever made.  Wests" Bradlev & Carj', proprietor.^ of the invention, a'nd sole manufactures. 07 (Jhambers, and 7!) & 81 Reude streets, New York.  For sale in .ill first-class stores in this City, iind throughout the United States and C'anada. Havana de Cuba, Mexico, South America, and the West Indies.  Inquire for the Duplex Elliptic (or double) Spring Skirt. A. & C.  The Ten Comjiandments.—An old author thus rymes a divine truth:  In heaven shall dwell all Christian men ^  That know and keep God"s biddings teu^ i^ge tO ^rv active old age.  To aid our young readers to remember these sacred "biddings ten," we transcribe for their use the lines following, originally written in one of the registers of an old parish in England by one Richard Christian, the Vicar. They belong to the year 1689, jend are written in the quaint spelling of the time, which modernized, reads:  Have thou no other God but Me: Unto no image bow thy knee.  Take not the niune of God in vain: Do not the Sabbath-day profane.  Honor thy father and mother too. And see that thou no murder do.  From vile adultery keep thee clean: And stea.1 not, tnp' thy state be mean.  Bear no false witness, shun that blot : What is tliy neighber's covet not.  Write these thy laws. Lord, in my heart. And let me not from them depart.  A Dying Soldiee, and the Bible. —Among the numerous touching scenes which have been witnessed upon the battle-field and in the camp, we have seen none more affecting than that described in the following paragraph:  "At City Point Hospital, a soldier was near his death, and requested that some one would read the scriptures and pray with him, A delegate came and began to read the 23d Psalm. When he had read the fourth verse—"Though I walk through the valley of the shadow oi death, I will fear no evil; for Thou art with me." "Stop," said the soldier, "read that verse again." The delegate did so. "Read it again," said the dying man. It was read the third time. He then took the precious volume in his hand, opened it wide and gazed on it for a moment, then laid it open upon his breast, folded both his arms tiglitly over it, and there held it till "the rod and staff" had comforted him to the other side oJf the "valley."^  Ij- di-sa^^f^ able to attract the mind's #.tentif,r unpleasantly, small eat-ats, thV>Ke who eat regularly of plain fo^id, usually have no "spare fesh,'' ore wiry and. enduring, and  iSuccf^. — Alter all, "nothing dijes suibeed like success." Here fln^ the London Athenaeum, which iould never be sufiiciently cittitemptuous toward our armies, nciw cwdited with ithe following-notice If Sherman's 'men, and in it^eeadl^ one must confess, a lit-tl«i ol^^odtiiig the mark, if any  thing : "Errfir  _ ffept the squadron which char^öi|3Vorcester and Naseby, no  To-Morrow.—On the Little Miami Railroad is a station called Morrow. A new brakeman on the road, who did not know the names of the stations, was approached by a stranger the other day, v.^hile standing by his train at the depot, who inquired:  "Does this train go to Morrow, to-day?"  "No," said the brakeman, who  thought the stranger was  making  iotchmx^DÍEBIISEIÜENTS.  RlelNTIR» Sc t.AItKi:\,  PHYSICIANS AND SURGEONS. Special attention givtjn to Operative Surgery, Mitchell, Indiana- fno40y  R. J. W. HARBIN, Physician and Surgeon, Office one door west of the 3iead House, Mitchell, Indiana. 39  i'-l  -, T  SADDLE AND ÏUBNESS SHOP.  COL. HBNJay DAVIS.  WOULD CALL THE ATTENTION of the citizens of Bedford .and vicinity to the fact that l ie keeps for sale, and manufactures to order  Saddles, Brldlea Harneoa, Buffalo Globes, Sorso Blankets,  And every variety of goods usually foun^ in such an establishinent. Shop east side Public Square, Bedford, Ind. feb3 64y  I3|L.KC'I1C>]* NOTICE.'  Vf OTICE is hereby given that there will J-M be a meeting of the Stockholdors of the Bedford Branch Bank of the State of lidiana,.for the purpose of electing Pl-j(Ctors for said Branch for the ensuing ,r. Said meeting to be held at the iklng Houiie of tlie Branch, between hellSms of 10o'i!j(.ek A. M. and 3 o'clock P., M„ on Tuesday, i:hc 2<l day of January,  Bv order of the lioard of Directors, ijov 31. A. M ALOTT, G'^ishicr,  NEW WHOLESALE  Paper Warehouse;  290 Main Street, South side, bet. 7tli & 8th. I^oulMTillc, K y.  William CroiMovs Wholesale Dealer In  PAPER OF ALL KINDS  BONNET BOARDS, BINDERS BOARDS, CARD BOARDS,  Knrclopcis auic«, ^c.« *vc.  Having had nearly twenty years experience in this branch of business, 1 feel confident I can make It to the interest of all persons buying Paper, to examine my stock before making their purchases.  Orders by mail or otherwise, shall receive prompt attention.  Highest market price in Cash^ paid for liags^ Hemp and Grass Rope^ {&c.  Illustration.—"]Sfy friends," said a returned missionary, at a late anniversary meeting, "let us avoid sectarian bitterness. The inhabitants of Hindostán, where I have been laboring for many years, have a proverb that 'Though you bathe a dog's tail in oil and bind it with splints, you cannot get the crook out of i^ Now a man's sectarian bias is simply the crook in the dog's tail, which cannot be eradicated; and I hold that every one should be allowed to wag his own peculiarity in peace!"  Do Good,—If there be apleasxu e on earth which angels cannot enjoy, and which they might almost envy man the possession of, it is the power of relieving distress, I there be a pain which devils might pity a man for enduring, it is the death-bed reflection that we have jossessed the power of doing good Dut that we have abused and perverted it to purposes of ill.  ar^y vas ever set in the field like thv^ o" Slierman, Many of the rakk nM file were gentlemen, po-etk waters, advocates, bankers, laj Idlo^?, such men as would mix Lonrbn society and be mem-■ Pall Mail clubs. Mapy of i^alry rode their own mares ;  " tiae infanlry had brought Imi guns. They were per-i^estate, accustomed to good and rich living. They had .in high places, and lux-uriou^homes awaiting their return. Some^f the best regiments of Massachusetts and the Western Statei^'were in the camp. And their»' "ere strong in number as in spi^y^, 70,000 fighting men of the bes^ blood in America, counted after all the non-efiectives had been left behind. What were they goiHg'to do ? One thing was clear; the^^were to defy all military rules, and at the risk of their lives  to e(iiiarge the art of war. -----  Age of Mai?.^—A writer in the^^tlantic Monthly proves by statptics, that longevity is in exact pi-ojfcrtioii to man's educational at-tain£entsj provided his health has nptpeen injtu-ed bj'- over mental on. It seems that increasing Lvgence and decreasing war, rolonged the average length ^.Europe, from 25 in the i^^r^ceatu^y i<> 35 in "Xfte feenth, and to 4.5 in the niiie-The best educated communities are the longest lived, and uhe /best educated soldiers live ongfer than the more ignorant, and seenl to wear a charmed life, not so mjuch against the bullets and bayonets as against the effects of diseaie, privation and even severe wouuds, on their constitutions and lives'.  game of him, "it goes to-day, yesterday, week after next."  "You don't understand me," persisted the stranger; "I want to go to Morrow."  "Well, why in thunder don't you wait until to-morrow, then, and not come bothering around to-day. You can go to-morrow, or any other day 3^ou please."  "Won't you answer a civil question civilly? Will this train go today to Morrow ?"  "Not exactly. It will go to-day, and cdj^ back to-morrow."  As rare stranger who wanted to go to Morrow was about to leave in disgust, another employee, who knew the station alluded to, come along and gave him the required information.  The poet Tennyson, is thus described by one who saw him recently :  He was dressed in a very ordinary, rather negligent manner, and his thick, curly gray hair hung in long and shaggy locks down over his face, so that I could not see his phrenological development: but he truly had the sad, passive eye, wdiichl have heard credited to him, i and which, withal, was nervous and downcast. He wore a rather long beard and moustache; both were ather plentifully sprinkled with white, t lough originally very dark, ilis complexion was sallow, his nose straight, and his face long.  TYPOGBAriiiCAL Errors.—^What-  Negro Wit.—A bright freedman in Richmond was striving to make a balky horse go when an ex-confederate soldier, standing by, said, "Why don't you v/hip him ? I can lick him into it." The Ireedman replied: "Go, way dar. Y'use been try'n to lick sometliin' dese fo' yea's and couldn't do it."  -—o-.^« -  Great relief in diptheria is said to be found by placing cayenne pepper in the sharpest» vinegar., and dropping in live coals and inhaling the steam from a tea-pot. It gives the strength to throw uf» the detached membrane, besides affording great relief in breathing.  A boarding-house keeper advertises in a New York paper, "Single gentlemen iarnished with pleasant rooms, also one or two gentlemen with vnvesP This is a match for the steamboat captain's card of a water excursion, "Tickets 25 cents. Children half-price^—to he had at the landingP  Keep Out,—Keep out of debt— —out of quarrels—out of law—orit of thin shoes—out oi damp clothes  —out of reach of brandy and water —out of office—out of matrimony, unless you are in love—out of barrooms—out of bad company, and by that means, out of jail.  Some one gives the following "cure" for bed-bugs: "Wash a bedstead in strong brine, and bed-bugs will depart from it. It will be necessary to repeat the operation once or twice during the summer, as the saline property evaporates,"  ■ M I S C E A IV E o 17 S.  One Cíen.* Ilcwixr«!.—Whereas Joseph Caldwell, duly apprenticed to me accord-inji to law, has run away without just cause, I will give the above reward and no thanks to any person who will return him to me, I will pay no debts contracted by him on my account, Nov. 29 DEAH" BARNES, Sr.  O- Ti. 11 p o w d. e 1-.  William Cromc» Agent for the sale of  Oriental and Miami ClinpQyvder, '  No. 290 Main Street, between Seventh and Eighth, t.OUlSVlJLI.B, KY.  A full supply of Sporting, Rifle and Blasting Powder and Safety-Fuse always on hand and for sale.  Administrator's Notice.  "VrOTiCE is hereby given that the under-Jl^ signed lias been duly appointed Administrator of the estate of James McPike, deceased, late of Lawrence county, Indiana, by the Clerk of the Court of Common Pleas of said County. Sald'estate Is prob-^iysplvent. TYKE HENDERSON, uoy Administrator,  Risks of Great Eaters.—Great eaters never live long, A voracious appetite, so far from being a sign of health, is a certain indication of disease. Some dyspeptics are always hungry; feel best when they are eating, but as soon as they have eaten, they endure torments so distressing in their nature, as to make the unhappy victim wish for death. The appetite of health is that which inclines moderately to eat, when eating-time comes, anc which, when satisfied, leaves no unpleasant reminders. Multitudes measure their health by the amount they can eat; and, of any ten per sons, nine are gratified at an in crease of weight, as if mere bulk were ah index of health j when, in reality, j,ny excess of fatness is., iii proportion, decisive proof of existing disease; show that the absorb ents of the system are too weak to discharge their duty; and the ten dency to fatness in creases, until existence is a burden and sudden death closes the history. Particu lar inquiry will almost unvaryingly elicit the fact that fat persons however rubicund and jolly, are never well, and yet they are en vied. While great eaters never live to an old age, and are never for a single day without some "symptom," some feeling sufficient  SuSjlimation of "Bread and But-ter."—Dr. Hall, in his Journal of Health, gives us the iollowing bit of wisdom : "Bread and butter are the only articles of food of which we never tire, from early childhood to extreme old age. A pound of fine Hour of Indian meal contains tliree times as much meat as one pound of roast beef; and, if the whole product of "the grain, bran and ail, were made into bread, 15 per cent, more of nutriment would be added. Unfortunately, the bran, the coarsest part, is thrown aAvay; the very part whicli gives soundness to the teeth, and strength to the brain. Five hundred pounds of flour gives to the body thirty pounds of the bony element, while the same quantity of bran gives more than 125 pounds.  I Saw Her but a Mojient.—She wore a handsome crinoline on the day "wiien first we met, and she scudded like a schooner, with a cloud 6i canvass set. As she swept along l^e pavement with a grandeur fit to kill, I saw her but a moment, but methinks I see her still.  The wind was on a bender, and as sauJy as a witch, and it. played the very dickens with diist, dimity and sicfi. ^ The gaiters were delicious, which her feet were made to fill—saw her but a moment, yet methinks I see her still.  I shut my eyes tremenjus, for I didn't want to see, a display o pretty ankjjas wh4h it wasn't meant for meand until I lose my senses I'm sure. I never will—saw her but a moment, yet methinks I see her still.  Many of our "slang" sayings have a Stassical.derivation. When one calls his comrade a "brick," he is only paying a compliment uttered a thousand years ago: An Eastern: prince, on beipg asked "Where are the fortifications oJ your city?" replied, pointing to his soldiers, "every man you see is a brick,"  A Paris letter writer says there has appeared in Paris a peculiar, "horrible, long narrow, black Jiy, well known to visitors in Spain and Southern Italy as the advance guard of disease." This fly is thought to be suggestive of the cholera.  ever helps people to understand aa«! other, p^oplc^  difiiculties, ha^ its use, and as something of that sort, it is worth relating that a publishing house in Glasgow, Scotland, once undertook to publish a work that should be a perfect specimen of typographical accuracy. After having been read by six experienced proof readers, it was posted up in the hall of t' University, and a reward of ^50 offered to any one who should detect an error. Each page remained two weeks in that place, and yet, when the work was issued several errors were discovered, one of which was in the first line of the first page.  -I ■ ■■ ■- — —  Coitldn't Go.—Uncle John Morris was a chronic toper. One day, while returning from the tavern, lie found locomotion impossible, and brought up in the corner of a worm fence, wdiere he remained standing. He had been there only a few minutes, when the minister came along.  "Uncle John," said he, "where do you suppose you w'ill go when you come to die ?"  "Why, if I can't go any better than I can now^, I shan't go any where, replied Uncle John.  The First Governor,—Do our eaders remember the fact that the late election in South Carolina, is the first the people of that State have ever . held for Governor? Heretofore, that oflicer, as well as the Presidential electors, have been chosen by the' Legislature. Let us hope that with liepublican institutions and slavery abolished, the people of that State will learn Republican ideas.  The wedding-ring is put upon the fourth finger of the woman's left hand, because in the original formula of marriage, it was placed first on the top ol the thumb, with the words: "In the name of the Father:^' then on the next finger, with the words: "And of the Son;" then on the middle finger, with: "And of the Holy Ghost;" and finally on the fourth, with "Amen,"  Several of our prominent. ral« hr>vo recei v^ei Jiplu^iiiltKr^-"^ pointments. Gen. Logan has been offered the Commissionership to Jax)an; Gen. Sickles will be sent to one of the South American States, while Gen. Kilpatrick has been appointed Minister to Cliili.  Lucky Murderess.—A woman in New York, while drunk, beat and frightened her husband to death. The jury found that he was con-sumptiA'e, and that her treatment "only hastened his death," and so she was discharged'.  Never keep coffee long in a tin coffee pot, 9s the vessel "will impart its flavor to the fluid—or rather the fluid will abstract it.  Keep coffee where it will not imbibe odor, for it takes it on readily. Whole cargoes are some- " times lost by the presence of allspice or rum.  Greatest Trot on Record.—In the trot on Fashion Course, NeW York, on the 10th, by the gelding Dexter, matched to beat 2:19, he accomplished the feat, making the mile in 2:18i; first half mile made in 1:6^.  A Judge, having threatened to fine a lawyer for contempt of court, the disciple of Blackstone said : "I have expressed no contempt for the court, on the contrary, I -have carefully concealed my feeligs."  Why are many young ladies of the present day like the lilies of Scripture?  Because they "toil not, neither do they spin; yet Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these." : .  A Compliment.—Quiftn, the actor, being asked by a lady, why there were more women in the world than men, replied: "It is in conformity with the other arrangements of Nature—we always see more of heaven than earth."  The ruins of a very extensive aboriginal city have been discovered in the forest of Jicorumbo, in the province of Tloxicala, Mexico, The temples are of immense size, some with valted roof, and so well preserved that ancient paintings appear fresh. The courts are filled with hideous and. grotesque idols, and pyramids surmounted by the same.  It is said that the Princess of Wales washes, nurses and spanks her baby, just like any other woman. Singular, isn't it?  Nashville has a population of 60,000 ; 3 places of amusement, 5 newspapers, with thee more_ in prospect, and some 500 drinking saloons- ___  «1 feel," said an^olTladj;, "that I've got about through with this world. I shan't enjoy much more trouble."   

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