Publication name: Blairsville Press
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The Blairsville Press (Newspaper) - February 5, 1869, Blairsville, Pennsylvania
VOLUME III. BLAIKSYILLE, PA., FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 5, 1869. NUMBER 5. PUBLISHED" FRIDAY, Mitrkot Nlreet, PA. mid 92 Per Annum Vayable in Advance; A-H -kiiitU of Job Work neatly executed ttio -Possible Notice, ut tba 1'ullowlng JOK WORK. NVticcj, unoh, 50 Jt. luiiiu-itrutora' and Kxue'rs' Notices, oach, J 50 osuh, 2 JO Transient Advertising, lier HIUOTO, I 00 Etch subsequent 60 ami 'per square, three tiiiiuii it shod, or amlcr, 'J 1 or under, 3 HO i 30 or umlor, 4 00 whole shoot, JO or under, 6 80 SO of each vf the nboye, in proportion. Curds and pckper, me S 00 Local Notice', per lino, first 10 K.tcb iubsemienl o Obituary 5 linm, lino, 10 ASK ME NOT TO DRINK. ill Hull, in Khiiravillc, on tlio First MONDAY ou or before the il'iill moon of cneliinonth, at 1 1-4 r, it. By Orclor of the W.-. M.-. RfrURI'S KACAMPMENT, XO. IBS, I. 0. of U. meet? iu their (fall, in lil.ur-n ille, on the liiatruid third Thursday's of each mouth, at 7 o'clock. ra. J. II. WALKER, C. P. M. Scc'y. _ 1. 0. of 0. F., moots iu Fri uveniug, nt S o'clock. JOHN G. N. G. PrKWAltT, Sv'r'vv 1-onoE, XoTias, i. o. ii. T.. Ulairsville. PH., in Beta every at 7 f.'cl.H-k i'. M. JE3SK G'KAY. W. 0. T.___ Fair Indy, ask me not to drink, A toast to thefr to-night; For broken rows, and blasted lioptB Kxpoio the demon's blight. Put buck the I dnro not Put buck the sparkling bowl For who ha'.h quaffed a draught 10 deep, And reached a blissful goal 1 0, aak mo not there lies within A poison deep und dire And dr.op uiust serve the wore To fan Ihe laton't 'fife.' draught irill quonclimy sense of guilt, Ar.d youth's budding hopes Each drop will sink lue deeper nill, In uioral uight to grope. 0, press mo not to touch tho cup Within the glaring eyci, And starving widows, hungry bubei, And freei iug cries Whom the gods destroy tirBt make drunk; Then ask mo not to drink 0, tempt me not! but gpnru my soul 1'roiu death's eternal drink. I have three mildly fair, hike around my way, Whose love ii like the stars that Witu uudimininhcd ray Shall they be doomed to nil) fall A prey to maddening drink: And sundered be tho love that binds, Or inunp'd the golden Link, Another whore ladly wave The willows in tho vule; And midnight whispers fioiu tho eky Come on tho singing Sl.e passed away ad Bummer's broath, In life's incipient bloom; Then tempt mo not; I would not nmr Her slumbers in tbo touib. CH ULAIRSVII.I.E, INDIANA CO., PA. Tbe umlerjignu't nru Mannfncturcrt of Moan- Tmiibaml Table Tops. Coun- nrr -Cnnxr -Iftwtalfor' marking ,tr. All work irarr.mted and iMirorell in .iny part of HIM or ailjoiiiii.g countii- vitlimit IK., S fiiii. 1'Aj.MK'U A HfXYAN. ATXIHSK MAIt V OJIKS, I. A j.rohe, 1'a. The undur- Manufacturers antl'Dbalcr." in Foreign und lujiwlic Marble, keep constantly OH hand and iiukvi to ordvr FurnitHie Monuments, Tomb ubo Marble Corner for Marking .Loin, inp enlarged our and ntnck, tind bar- inc experienred workuiun. we confidviit that Jiuit the of all, and ut prices xa lo UH they cuu be in the city or elMwlw, H. OUMShKU A SONS, ly PA, '__ T.'TAliTE S'K'M i s A it v PA. The Seminary inl" two term.1- tnc each.- FALL TKRM upeiis '1 hur-ihiy ul tiebtonvlwr, flirts Ult closes lust -'c u A rt K s 1'nV fuul ic. 1'iir.tuitiuu ot'.iUy higher dcp'l...... 20 1'repnralory...... 10 "in muVic. 2i J. JBWKTT PAUKS. A. M., 4-ljr Princip.il. uriil P.i. Sl.nn itreet, 2J-d Kverctt Will prai-tice in ItiJiaua Mid counlicc. A I.1TKRABY CURIOSITY. [The following is ono of ilte most re- ninrkablo compositions wo luivo ever iiu-t with. It evinces nn ingenuity of urrungcment peculiurly its own. Ex- planation Tho initial capitals spell My boast i.s in the glorious Cross of Christ." Tho words in italics, when read from top to bottom and bottom to top, form the Lord's Prayer Muttn known thelSospol Iruthn, our futhw king-, Yield up tUy dear f'ntttfr from ftbovo, us with hi-arl.s ti-MVA cnii sing, lifothou or! forever, Gnd of AuMlUfre our grief Chriilt, we bluco tho Wight prince of Ucaven and jrKrji died. Took all ftnd hullowtd tlio dtlpl.iy, Infuut bt intf, a IURD, and then was crucified. tiod (Ay grace und potrrr make known In Jynus' all thr world rejoiec. Kow 1 bor iu tliy liaaYOnly That bleiiM'd kingdom forttiT saints the choice, How vik- to rontf to thew i> all ottr cry. Kuoiim'l lulfand nil tliat'i Ihint, our ictll, we llvo tor vuuity. I.oitthing Iby very bf-ing, di'iV iu du-Mtfil, O (Unl, tby will bu'doiif'JriHti cartb Reclining fin flospt'l lot ut live, Iu sarth from lin dflu-rr-tH.1 and forgiven. Oh I as tlijBcli ti'im'i to forgive, i H destroy. our full into the ilopthb ot woe, C.i mil V i wind, not ;v joy Kawd tieavtn; in Vi Uopu wo can flow. O yi tt ua a-f and had on thy way, bhini'oh l'.i wUh Ibe lore and and (Ins .-.in tliat rinf agtiiiut us (Jh c.ich our may ceaso, St. Gtnir Street, JunclO tf _______PtTTSnURfi. TA. BLAiiisviiiiiE, Pa. J'. It. O A KISS, Proprietor. Tuc tbe and kiiown us Jloune, Southeast corner tho JJhxirisvillc, Pa., an.'l refiUeJ .ind refurnished thcsiune, proparod lo accommodate the public with eithor permanent or trausieut buafding lodging fit re.iimniilile eiclonsivo livery ostftbliMimont and good stable U attached to the housv. inayl-ly P. U. PARES.. TREES__ A. C. always .en ao3oo.tiou of choice fruit trees to thtf Vicinity. It to the inneod-'of fruit tb.gfvo hijp'.a l'i "tlje agcVtf-of.'ibH livdlli linrnllt'l. 1 Ihink itis onjy noces- siirv for llio Ilouso to umlurstund tiic 1'i-OMDii wliy tliis wits mudo to .-ulihl'y llicin tliat tliu Ixmnl wa.s in so dointf. Tltih Union Pacific Railroad traverses tin- valley of the Pintle and tho valley of tho .Salt .Lake, und it was to bu expected tlirtt itfc Mime time- the trade and travel of the country would lie interrupted hy mow. This Board, knowing that they were building a rail- road not only for our ojvn but one which would be the highway of na- tions, found it was possible to have the line MI run lhat at nil seasons of tho year it would be free from interruption on account of Hie snow. They diverged, therefore, to the sontluvesl. They did tlii.s iu view of extending the line to the Pacific ocean. They did it in view of adbrding to tlie southern .States now returning lo tho Union an opportunity to -make- connection with tlie road. They did it in order to allow the north- ern cotton States to make a connection with tlieir road from Memphis, while tlie Southern cotton could make th-cir connection from Shreveport or elsewhere. 'This road, taking the course tlie eastern'division has clone, will give a great thoroughfare from tlie middle HI ul southern Suites across the continent, and the commerce and travel of the world a road upon which they may pass at all seasons of tho year. This is why they did it. It is to be a great thoroughfare be- tween tho eight hundred million people in Asia and the two hundred million in Europe in their harmonious intercourse across this continent. And in making this divergence to the south they aHbrd an opportunity for a road to start from tho southwest, near Albuquerque, into Mexico, which some day "will be of tlie greatest importance to the people for such a road will enable us tp carry our institutions, our schools, our uhui'chei, our religion, aud all our ofch'er means of civilization down into the inl- number of troops by the great facility it will give them in moving from point to point. Jt in therefore the interest o( the Government to grant this subsidy, and in advocating it L am but following the lead of military men who have indicated that it i.s important that the road should he constructed. Another thing. lam famillitir with the geology of that country, and 1 know there is lib coal on the Union Pacific railroad frofft" the .valley of the Des Moines river, Iowa, to the Black Hills, a distance of seven hundred miles. There is no coal on the Kansas Pacific road until you reach Cheyenne Wells and make this connection at the base of the llocky mountains, where both coal aud timber arc found. Again, this aojiuection will enable us to take our machinery and supples into the gold mining country, and thus in- crease the product of our minus enor- mously. Look, sir, at our financial affairs to-day. We are, talking about coming to specie payments. In my judgment it is idle talk and 1 am tired of reading tho views of people on this subject that are pouring in upon us every dav. I let gentlemen mark it and see if I ain not wo cannot re.su me specie payment inside of live years without bringing on a cri- sis in this country. We have got to prepare for it. The productions of the South must be increased. We must have more exports; we must import less. I say we cannot resume- specie payments in less than five years with safety but as 11 means of coming to it by helping to make the balance of trade in our favor, tho best tiling we etm do is to extend the Pacific raihbad rapidly into the mining country, so that our people can go in there and increase the production of tlie precious metals; go into the plains and gather up the golden means tnTor'bf and to return with trains I'aden with silver from mjnos thove -which arc not now worked bq- Oauso of tlie want of facilities for reach- jiYC ttio markets of tho world. -or -two, I Mr. Bprakc-r, H will bj.recollectod llitrt hundred million dollars, sands that havq been washed from the mountains.; go with "heavy machinery into.thci regions where millions of. tons About Jlfames. There is something curious in the his- tory of names, and the changes which they have undergone in the course of time, in different countries, often indi- cate the peculiarities of languages. A feeling of piety, and of regard for thu names of persons, deemed venerable on account of associations with religious incidents, has caused many parents to give the names of saints and patriarchs to their children. In consequence of this custom, in all Christian nations we find many names ofHebrew origin ;'but some of them have been greatly changed in form. The most popular name in use in our country is John. This was originally a word of four and was pro- nounced Ye-ho-hon-nan; the significa- tion of which is the grace of God. There is a tendency everywhere to nbrcvialc words and phrases which are in common use. This is what has caused the diminishing of so many names of more than one syllable as Tom, Dick, Bob, and it is usual to ind a spllabio to them when they are in an endearing manner; as Tom- my, Bo'iby, In French John is spelled Jean, and pronounced Khan, It is from the French that we get the sound of its first consonant. In most other languages it retains tho original sound of the Hebrew letter which is the same astheconsonantfeoundofy. Joan, Johanna, Jean and Jane are tho femi- nine forms of this name. There are two other popular names, which, although appearing very differ- ent, have the same origin. These are James and Jacob. The latter is but a modification of the Hebrew name, which is pronounced, as nearly as we can give it in our letters, Yeng-gobh apd tho signification of itis heel-catcher, or supplauter. In most Christian na- tions the original name is preserved and in many of those which have re- ceived the Scriptuies through the Greek and Lalin, we find also the modified one, which in English is James. In tins Englihh version of the Old Testa- ment, the name James does not occur. The change from Jacob, or rather, Yeng-gobh, to James, begins with the addition of a. termination of a class of Greek nouns to the original name. Thus Jacob becomes Yacobos in Latin it is Jacobus in Italian, Giocamo; in Spanish, lago (in use in French, Jacques; and in English, James. Jacob is tlie only form used in German. There are names so intimntely associ- ated with particular countries as to lead many to suppose that they originated in them but in most cases, the regard which people have for them is a result of religious veneration of the persons eminent in the propagation of the Chris- tian faith. Putriek is the Latin Patri- cius, and signifies a nobleman Andrew, which, witli iu> more common forms, Saunders and Sawney, is so popular in Scotland, is Greek, and means a person of manly disposition, George is re- garded as English, but it too is Greek. It is compounded of two primitive able that origUiiilly it was pronounced Hooth. The-modern Anbs so pro- nounced it; but the European nations preferred David, because it is more eur phoninus. A number of Hebrew names begin or end with El, which is a contraction of Elob, (God.) Elijah is interpreted "whose God is Fliezer, "whose help is Daniel, "judge of Nathaniel, "Gift of God." Ebcnezcr signifies the stone of help; and from the word Ebcn (a stone) conies the modern word meaning a hard or stony kind of wood. Philip is Greek, and signifies a lover of horses; and Alexander, "a helper of men." Martha and Mary are Hebrew, and mean bitterness. Salt water is called "bitter" water in the Scriptures; and the Latin word for sea, marc, is evi- dently from the same root; so that it may be readily seen that, even if little Mary should be pretty and amiable, there can be no propriety in calling her "sweet Mary." Many of our names, which have noth- ing of a religious character in them, come to us from our Teutonic or Ger- man ancestors. Frederick means "rich in peace." Henry is Heiurich, rich lord. A number of names have the prefix Ed, which means successful or happy. Edwin, a happy conquercr; Edward, a happy keeper; Edgar, happy honor; Edmund, happy pence. The prefix al in names of German origin means all. Alfred, all all. Alan, which has been transformed into Allen, is of British, that is Cambric origin; and is probably from the same root as the German Elan, and the English Elt. It signifies swift-footed and is inter- preted, "swift like a grayhound." The affix bald signifies "bjki." Archibald, a bold observer Baldwin, a bold con- queror; Theobald, Tibakl, or Tibunet means "bold over the people." Lewis, the French form of which is Louis, and the Italian one Ludovico, is in German Ludwig, or Lodowic, and signifies ''The defence of tlie people. Gilbert means "bright as and Herbert, "abright lord." Many of the names of celebrated men. have had the Latin termination its added to them. Linne, the father of botany, has become Liuneus; Koper- nick, has been changed to Copernicus and Colon to Columbus. Tlie original name of the great discoverer signifies a column, and the one to which it has been changed means n male pigeon. "I exclaimed one asked the teacher. "On the said the boy laughing. Also, as the following dialogue; "Hello, there how do you sell your "By the cord." long has it been "Four "I moan Low long has it been since you cut "No longer than it is now." And also, as when Patrick O'Flynn was seen with his collar and bosom sadly begrimmed and was indignantly asked by his officer, "Patrick O'Fiynn, how long do you wear a shirt "Twenty-eight inches, sir." This reminds me of an incident which is said to have occurred recently in Chatham street, New York, where a countryman was clamorously besieged by a shopkeeper. "Have you any fine said the countryman. "A splendid assortment, sir. Step in, ur. Every price and every style. The cheapest in the market, sir." "Are they clean "To be sure, sir." said the countryman, with great gravity, "you had better put one on, for you need it." Wit is said to excite an agreeable sur- prise. I fear the surprise here was not agreeable to one of the parties, but it wits wit nevertheless. Disadvantages of being: a Baby. BY JOHN A friend of mine who lives iu Oldcas- tle, Delaware, writes to me in un indig- nant manner, about a thing that he considers "infernal nonsense." He is a practical man of about forty-eight years: he has also tw'o daughters and (he inil.-unitory rheumatism in his left literal Answers. A lecturer, in Portland, Main, or somewhere else, was explaining to-a little girl how a lobster cast his shell when he had outgrown it. Snid he "What do you do when you have out grown your clothes? You cast them aside, do you "Oh, replied the little one, "wo let out the tucks." Again, a teacher wa.i explaining to a little girl the meaning of the word cuticle "What is that all over my face ftiid said he. "It's freckles, answered the little cherub. An Answer of n similar character is often the result of a hard word. said a mother to her sou, who had already eaten a very considera- ble amount of dinner, "I don't know whether you can eat this pudding with impunity." "Well, may bo said William; "I think 1 would rather have a of gold-bearing rock are ready to be niinert'and crushed. With tho addi- tional fac-ilities of railroads tho_ produc- tion of those minofl can be increased -two, thrco, or four a year. So, Greek Words, which, in composition, signify one who works the ground that is, a farmer. In. Wales the'mof-lcommon "name IB David, which is of Hebrew or- igin, mid means "beloved." It lady noticed a boy sprinkling salt on a sidewalk to take oft' the ice, and remarked to a friend, pointing to the salt, "Now that's true benevolence." No it bitid the boy, soms- what indignant, "it's salt." So when a lady aiked her servant girl if the hired man had cleared off the snow with alacrity, she replied, he used a shovel." The same literal turn of mind which I have been illustrating in somewhat used intentionally and perhaps a little mali- ciously, and thus becomes the property of will', insttvul of blunders: Tims we hear of a very polite and impressive gentleman who said to a youth in the street, "Boy, may I inquire where Kobiii- SOII'H drug store "Certainly, suid the boy, very ro spectfully. "Well, said the gentleman, after waiting awhile, "whore is "I have not the least idea, yer said tho urchin. There was another boy who was ac- costed by an ascetic middle aged lady with, "Boy, I want to go to Davcr "Well said tho boy, "why don't you go there One day on Lake George a party of gentlemen trolling among the beautiful island of the lake with wither bad luck, espied a little fellow with a red shirt and old straw hat, dangling a line over the Hide of n poat. "Hello, said one of them, "what arc yon came the answer. "Well, of the gentlemen, "but what do you c.stch Fish, you fool, what do yoiispose 'Did any of you ever see an elephant's rt skin." inquired a of up infant In religion he is a Democrat, and he always votes the Reformed Dutch ticket. Although he is in the hardware busi- ness, he says he thinks iie would make a" good Indian fighter, for he wouldn't scalp well. His head is as bald -as a slate roof, and a gentle savage might clutch and grab all over it fora hold, and he couldn't j_et tho very first particle of purchase, because it's BO slippery. But that i.s neither here nor there, although at is rather more than here. He writes in regard to a piece of popu- lar folly. Forgive his freedom of style, for he is eccentric, and wherever it hecms as if he was just going to swear, but the language bears the appearance of having been altered by me, the gentle reader must reflect that at these points tho rheumatism probably gave him a twist and caused him to get up and howl. says he, "if there's any one tiling I'm more disgusted about than another, it is this idea that is going around, that it is a good thing to be young again. Every girl in this town, who has got a piano is banging away at it, morning and night; until you would think they would burst in the lids of the old music boxes, and at the .same time- bellowing out songs about the advantages of babyhood. 'I would "l were a boy sing they, just as if they ever could be boys again, when they never were any tiling else but girls 'Bock me to sleep, mother.' 'Give me; back my childhood's These are hacked away at until you would ac- tually think it was a good thing lo bean infant. "But it ain't. I'll leave it lo any sen- sible grown person if they like to go back to the time when they were mewling squalling, hiccoughing babies? How would you like to be dressed in a rrock about a mile too long for you, and luivo a lot of old rags and one thing and another wrapped around you so you could hardly breathe? "But ain't that the way they treat ba- bies? Don't you know that they pin your clothes on, and if a pin happens to jab into your llesh at any place, Unit's tlie very identical spot ,-oine person or other is going to grab you by, aud hold on like grim death while you yell? "And ain't you cognizant of the fact, iilso, that, while you are lying asleep in your cradle, with the files blisteringyou, und lifting tlie blood out of the top of your bald head, and you, very probably, with a first-class stomach -ache, just as like as not, your mother is standing over you, and suggesting that the an- gels are whispering to you, bucau.se you happen to forget your agony for a min- ute and smile. "That's so, Gus. And then you must be aware of how (hey stick at you a bottle filled with curds and whey, and with a gum thing on the nozzle, and iiow you can suck for a week, and then tlie curds won't come through, and you start your musif because you don't like (hat wheyol' taking your diet. "And then, when you get your in- sides crammed full, what do l.'ioy do? Why, in all human probability, some old hag, who a friend of the family, drops iu, and guts her grip on you, and then, when you cry because you Iww the good .taste not to admire her style down until you have about a pound and a half of garlick butter inside of you, and you get dyspepsia, because, you haven't got gastricjuice enough, to di- gest a lot of grease. That is what bf bics have got to en- dure. It is one of the penalties of hav- ing bccu born. .-Infancy Why, I tell you I would rather any time Ixc born an old man and live backwards, taking the chances of dying in middle life. "I know also the abomhwiWe w.y they have of dragging up your petti- coats, and setting you on the floor to see if you walk, while every in Unite you feel yourself growing bandy-legged, and probably getting deformed for life, with a dead certainty of never getting n pair of pantaloons to set right on you orevcr afterwards. "It's malice, my boy, malice afore- thought, and there is no more use de- fuying it, that they do it on purpose, than there is to say that your father don't hate you when he tosses you up and n in the air, and with murder rankling in his heart, tries to commit infanticide by jolting your organs, out of place or dislocating ajoint. "Any man, my boy, who desires to go back and endure this unutterable agony ain't in his right mind, and he ought to be looked after, to see that he don't go around and set (ire to the premises. "As for nurses, I suppose yon know what they were designed for, don't you I suppose you are aware that they kiss you and slobber over you, when J'our mother is around, ami then spank you like the very nation to relieve theirueiii- up feelings, when her back is turned. And they call them dry nurses, tefo. Dry! I should think they were, for every intelligent infant knows how they take you in and lay you on the pantry shelf, while they go through the rum and old then bivathe on you until you are nearly sullbcated, and feel like fainting in a fit. then don't they strap you in R, gig, and take you out and let you cook for hours in the boiling liter- ally cook, I say, and (his regard 10 the fact that they are iibseni- minded, and, just as like as not, When they get'you home, lit you hang for an hour or more by one leg, until your head begins to swell with apoplexy. "Want to be a baby again, cVi yor, and would like your mother to rock uu to sleep? I should think so. And as she usod to do it. didn't she? In your second summer, for instance, when you were cutting your teeth, and hail chol- era inl'untum on you so strong that y.u thought you would die. Did she rock you J.o sleep then? Not mui-li. i reckon the old man used to get out of bed in. his night-shirt., and growled agely us he picked you up like he would any piece of carrion, and kept the rong hold ou you while he walked you up and down, and then, when you wouldn't keep quiet, instead of rocking you to sleep, he went down and got a hottl"