Blairsville Press, February 21, 1869

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The Blairsville Press (Newspaper) - February 21, 1869, Blairsville, Pennsylvania PUBLISHED EVERY FRIDAY, Street, IKDT.AXA COUNTY, I'A. 33, ca ZECIM: .A. IT JCclilor und I'roprirtor. T Kit MS: 00 Per Annum 1'uyablo in Advance. SO- All of Work ne.irly exccutoa bloom, Wlion onee ii Je IIIIB fled; tiliosls tho Past thej- scorn to be, Whoso darkness moeks our memory. So, whon our onrliur fecUiiRi. jrndc, ftiul I. ove, a Slimmer bird, And li-.ncs the nosl he ma Jo Within our henrts, The lire, tho life of life, is o'or; Its arc tlend, and bloom notn SOCIETIES. nvetii in their Hall, in Ulairsvillc, on tho una Third MONDAY of wioh month, nt 7 1-4 o'clock, v. v. By Order of tho W.-. M.-. No. 436, I- 0. of o. I-'., mcofin their Hall, eicry Vri- ir. at 7 o'clock. WM. T. STRATT.ON, Scr'v. G. evcni Jonx I. CH max _ _ 123, f. 0. of G.T.. I'ciniR., rncctd Tuculny. ,t 7 oVIot-V V. .V. K. M. 1UUKMAN, W. C. T. Jons TV. S. wnko, ni fiani a hapjiy Into the common of day; Around i- unusunl The m iy. Illiifion lied Ivo longortoolul, wo teol ,tho tiuth. All outward things may be as fair As when at first they pleased our si But pine is .-.omothinj; fiom the uir That charmed ub Jay and night mny grow wiser liefuro, Hut that loit eluirm we still deplore, L" WMtmoreland Co., PH. Tlio and Dealers in Foreign nnd koop constnntly on hand nnil mukc to orJur Farnituro Topi, Monuments, Tomb and Ilcxd al-'O Marblu Corner Pools Marking Lots, llaring our chop nnrt It-iv- (cr workmen, we feel confident Ihnl wo CMI suit the of and nt prices ns low they can ho hud in or H. OUKSLEU SONS. Oh. that dreams of lovo and That qitickoned life's iloliKiittiil How soon ye fa do, und full and flee, At the cold touch of Nor our weak pult-es throb Rgtiin '.ransporting joy nud pain. Well, bo it Tho Past is uuit, Is gone let it go Alni, there'.'- nothing long will last In earth's delusive show We cannot ro-illumo Tlie flower, OIKQ doad, no n.ore will bloom. The Drunkard's BY A COOD TBMI'I.iB. [Thi' following touching narrative ii taken from tha "Crystal Funnl o. paper wci-klj in manuscript by the Good Templars in -made up of contribu- tions from tho members of the Lodge Kilw.ird Alli-n and M.irj Sommers, pliglucd ilieir faith in holy wedlock, in May 1850. They were neisliboroo anif sincere jur.S ly 15LAIUSVILLK, PA, TS l ARLJSS STE W A II T WATCHBfAKER AND ]Iaa an entire now Bt >ck of C .OCKS, WATCHES. .TEWKMtY, SIIA'KK-PI, WARK, AC., which wilt scU nt Repairing done at rcnpoiiubler.iUs and warranted DK. J. W. Kt'SHES, PRACTICAL PilYSI oian uml Surgeon, HlniMvillc, P.i. UfVi-, M.iin fired, 2J door Everett Home. Will nrnctiea in and counties, .vll-ly_______________________ SJ1. HAWKINS, MKlU'iiA.NT TAILOR opposite HJ-iirj-vjUu, I'uima. Donler in Cloths Cloth- ing mmlij to otAft in tho lntt-ft stylos, .shortol nnticovml most MIKVK. P. W. MCKMON I f. aRAKK, SIIKAK A CO., I'tlOM clmnH, illnirsvilU l'.t. purchaser.-) of yi'iur, Clrtiii, tfucdr, W'oul, Pork, Butter, .to. M. ATCONOrOHY, M. D., 1'UACTTCAL 1'hjrician and inn.i County, Officnsoutli-wcitc3rm-rofMninanu Spring highly respected in the rurul in which ihcj lived, and many were the congratulations and wishes that greeted them nt the bridal Mter, on that blight May day. when, in tin- village church, the man of God joined thoir liandli and pronounced llicin "man and wife." Though i" uomparative humble circuin- in life were In no doMiiil o? Blessed lifiikh, the liuslmnd, the master of ,1 trade, and possessing ihe confidence and esteem ol sill within their circle of nrqiiaiut.iuco, wlrit boon, ordinarily enjoyed by mortals, might not be theirs They prospered a pleasant little homo- .stead was purchased, enlivened and enod by blossoms on conjugal nflfcciion, end li-ilitened and cheered by the sunny smiles and merry prattle of little Willie a tendei and beautiful bud, sent by heaven to be that indissoluble link of a happy union. HI said Mrs. Allen one evening. to her husband, as slie placed little Willie in his era lie and 'he c'othing ten- around Edward, have you com- ploted Mr. Brown's new i-tore We shall finish it to-morrow, Mollie, reohed ho, "and, as I shrill make a good profit on the jo'i, if yo-i wish, you can laki- thelriplo town lo bee your aunt Jane ol which you have spoken BO frequently.1' 'J'liiuik jon, dear-5 but can you spare so much money, and yet be able to meet tho last pnymcnt on the house and lot }ou that it will soon be due." Why, didn't I lull 3011 about np ihe morigagplast week V" asked Klw.ud. A, vv o K P. i s ATTORNEY AT LAW, 241 South Third Street, Will attend to collcc'ions and legal ban'mcss in lie courts of Philadelphia. 0 0 K B I Jf The undesigned !ini .1 book bindery in tho saddlor shop of George Scidlmillcr, eorm-r ol North Clymcr and W.iler Streof. Indi.iiiii, u., JU is nr-pnrcd to do nil work in hi- line. Any work left nt tho Pu.iss office, BLursvUla. be promptly attended lo. novii-tr cmus TTT O I" 3 I' i: r t'.c nt 111 cinliv. l-i" ron-uintlr on lunitn l. of tlie but MEDICINES, CHEMICALS, Stuff's, Perfumery, And To-let Articles; i'ninls, pils, Varnishes, .tJARJJPN OIL, LAMPS AND SHADES. Z'-to. r of y v Religious, Scientific, Miscella- up my mind to lot liquor alone from time. I like the taste mid ihe. cd'ecta as well ns any man, hut do not consider it safe to indulge my uppelitc." At this Brown laughed heartily, and jo- cosely insioiwted that "neighbor Allen'' was afllicied with mornl and besides, it wag unsocial not to accept the kind invi- tation of a friend who had given him several good jobs, and who had always promptly paid him. Well versed in human nature, Brown hud maneuvered skillfully touched (he weak point and gained his object, as tho reply of Allen will show. Well, Brown, there's no cowardice in me, and as 1 don't wish you to consider me un- social and ungrateful, if you'll bring some wino from the store, I'll ta'ke a little with you just for fiiundbliip's sake, but I can't go pub- licly." Little did Brown cure about that; his ob- ject, bei'itg up the old appetite and as lie poured tho sparkling liquid into the goblet Allen held in his hand, ho was busy with tho calculations of the probable rich re- turns ho should in future receive for this lit- tle outlay of what seemed to be social polite- ness and friendship, Soon, another job was contrived for Allen, and no lemonstrance or apology would be ac copied by the affable Mr. Biown they took their nobiftl glasses together more frequently, until finally-Allen ceased altogether lo de- cline tho proffered glass, though, in spile of himself, .something would whisper in his our, look not thou upon tho wine when it is ied." Four yours have passed, bnt alas I how changed is the once hnppy homo of Kdward A lion. Little by littlo the moral sensibilities had become deadened by the sleallhful infin ence of the infatuating poison, until he, who once refused to take a social glass of wine ,vith the respectable Mr. Brown in his new .itore, was not ash.uned to lie beastly drunk in the public streets and roads, the jest and byword of vulgar boys, and the sickening ob- joct of pity or contempt of all respectable people. Little by liitle had the gold vanished from his purse and the articles of household furniture and comfort from tho once cheerful homestead. Little by lit'lchad dibt accumulated at the liquor until, last, thu1 homeitcad vr.w sac- rificed under the hammer of the oflicer of the law. to satisfy f.u execution held agunst him by his kind and neighbor Little little, from had to worse, unti' (illhy and tiesn and starvation, became substitutes fot the lovely picture with which this skelel and rum, tl.e din-Jsource and occasioi: of all these woes, had well nigh complutec his work. 4 In the corner of yon comfortless hovel on a poor pallet o! slraw, lies thi famishing, fainting form of tlie once lovei md still lovely Miiry Allen for 'mid all he sorrows and woes she had not f.irgottnn to whom to dec in ihe hour of distress and ex- tremity. Hum has indeed brought her low, Mighted her life, brought her to the verge of ihe grave; but its foul" pollution has never iliiined her pure morals. Liitle Willie, pale xnd hungry ai.d clad in rugs, bends at hoi side to present to her thirsting lips a cooling 1'-aught which ho has brought fiom the down at the foot of tho hill, in a bro- ken cup. What was once E Iwnrd Allen, now a shuttered, shivering wreck, sits by the embers on the hoftrlh, trying, hut ii> vain, to think of some Bcho.nq by which to _'ive indulgence to.his dopraved and craving ippctite. feebly lisps the voico of hei Edward Allen had vowed to comfort ixnd support, till death should part them. Edward, I have Fared twenty-five cents for a time of extremity, a time like this. 1 must HOOII lea-'o jou. lean but last for a few hours. I want my last moments to bt free from this intense pain. Take this money our lait the half of it nt the apothecaiy's for morphia to ease my pains, and with the remainder purchase bread for yourself and dear little nil the supper I offer yon, and the last'your Mary, who has never forsaken yon, will ever be in procuring for yon. Go, Edward, and hasten your return." Edward A lion brushed away a tear that ruul he began to- remonstrate, when ihe Testimony of the Bible on Temperance. clenched fist, glaring eyes and horrid cnrscs j 'J.'his our aon is stubborn and rebellious uf Brown, awed him into silence and alJ be ne obey our voice-, he is a glutlon dared to do was to slnnd-near his father and I ftnd a drunkard. And all the men of his give an occusional gentle pullnl his tattered stone him with stones, that lie die. sleeve in the djreciion ol the So shall thou put away evil from among you." like a torront of Cup through poor-Allen's veins, and ca- pering in his dizzy brain when as the shades of that cold, cheerless, wintry night began to gallii'r, he was rudely pushed out of doors by the gentlemanly proprietor, and cursed for 11 n intolerable nuisance. Heaping curses in urn upon the hoar] of his seducer, and stag- gering back and forth, he finally suffered his .ails boy to lead him by the hand, us besl ho night, in the direction of the hovel called home-" The wintry winds howled through ihe'iia- ;ed branches, and the blinding snow-drifts came al intervals in fitful gusts, impeding their labored progress, until fiimllv. stupefied with liquor and benumbed with cold, the husband and father sank upon a snow bank, and all little Willie's efforts and entreaties to f-e him on were in vain, Alas! poor "Mary Allen! Thy pain may not be alleviated by the wished for potion Thy last moments "may not he cheered by the presence oi thy dear little Willie, silting iq thy side, and entinft the sweet loaf of bread u dying mother's undying love had procured him. But lie who watches ove'r thee and him will send tho same convoy that attended ;lu> released spirit of Lazarus, to be the com- fort and guide of ye both, as ye enter the dark river, and when ye are safely There shall be no more pain, neither sor row, nor crying, for tbu former .things will have passed'away." At length the morning duwns, still and frosty, and Ihe sun struggling above Ihe hori- ______ put away been _Dieut. xxi. 20-21. Do not drink wine, nor strong diink, thoii, nor thj sons with thee, when ye go into The first five cents1 worth tav'ing disposetKof, in less than two hoiiro the fifth' five cent's worth was rushing the tabernacle of tho congregation, lest 3 die it shftll be a statute forever throughout your x. 9. To the mother of Samson Now thoro- make "0 what good news I'm so glal and the face of the '.sappy wife seemed all aglow wiih wominly pride and satisfaction as she seated hersel'f by the side of him she so much loved and goily chatted of her inten- ded visit. Soon they would be able to pur- chase the long wished for furniture for tneir little parlor and Edward could his wardrobe, which, ii> his manly desire to bo free from debt, he had allowed to become somewhat stinted. And thus they talked and planned for the future, while the moments winged on un- heeded nor paused in theirgala fancies un- til footstep? without and thu pleasant tinkle if the door bell announced an evening call. It was the village pastor and his wile, and nost hearty WM the welcome they received from the happy Mr. and Mrs. Allen- Cheer- ul and refreshing was the conversation thai ensued, and the ties thai bound the two lics together were mutually At length Mr. Hastings (for that was the pas- tor's name) So you're about done on Mr. Brown's new store-room, brother Allen T' Yes, sir, we shall finish it to-morrow. I wish you ccnlincd tlie min- ister, but I'm sorry you, or any one also should have built that house for him.'-' Why no, Mr. asked Mr. Allen in surprise. I am said pastor, that lirown is to open a liquor establish- ment there and I'm afraid i; will be the oc- casion of sin and ruin and woe to some cf my liitle flock. I grcaily deprecate the in- troduction of the sale of this fearful poison in our community." This scii'itneiits of each one CaW flmi that little group were in unison will, those as he reached Brown's store, Willie saw Hint xprcssed by ihe good pastor, nnd their re- gri-tii at parting were as sincere and mutual ns hud been their congratulations al meeting, und firvcnt were the responses ol all, when, in his p.vrting prayer, Mr. Hastings' asked on half of the loved ones piescnt and all his iltle flock, "lead us not into temptation bill reveals a scene that might well dcviU shudder while angels exclaim woe unto him that pulteth the botllfi lo his neigh- bor's lips." A passing neighbor discovers the Sliil bloated body of the once manly and promis- ing Edward Allen half buried in the sr.ow drill, and sees ihe evidences of the son's stniggle'lo arouse and urge the father wBid. littie Willie ia also found loan- ing against the fence near by, a stiffened corpse, with his hisl tears of-sorrow frozen on his eherka. Sleep on, dear one wliBii ihnu shall awake, the warm breath of ministering Riigeld will have kissed away those cold tears. They were urung from thee by the rumseller's curse, but where thou art gone there shall be no mpro and there shall bo no night there." The bodies of father and son were conveyed in a cart to their home and 68 those who carried them entered that cold, cheerleafl cabin and stood the com- fortless pallet they heard tho lips of M.iry pronounce i'oebly fur the time, the name of ere her spirit look its de- parture to'join his iti heaven 1 The rumseller's poison, flowing forth from its love of borne away upon its current every hope, ana had brought to that once happy home, poveity, wretchedness, starvation and death; but when pure spirit of Miiry Allen and her loved ,viid loving little Willie reached their nation, thu angel who led the convoy "showed them a pure river of water of life, crystal, proceeding out of the throne of God und of the Larch. In the midst of the street of it und on either side of the river, was there the tree of life, which bare twelve man ner of and yielded her .fruit every month nnJ thaleaves'o! the tree were for the healir.g of the nations." fore bewaie, I pray ihee, and drink not wine 'nor strong xm, It is not for kings lo drink wine; nor for princes strong xi.xi, 4. He that loveth wine shall iiot be rich." Prov. xxi, 13. Who hath woe? Who halh Who hath wounds without cause Who hath redness of eyes? They that tarry long at wine they that go to souk mixed Prov. xxm, 29-30. "For they eat the bread of wickedness and drink Ihe wine ot iv, Drink water out of thine own cistern, and running waters out of thine own well.' v, 13. Look not upon the wine when it is red. when it givtilh his color in the cup, when it moveth aright. At the last it biteth like a serpent and slinjjeth like an Prov.'xxili, 31-22. For the drunkard and the glutton shall come to xxm. 21. Wiue is a drink is raging, and whosoever is deceived thereby in nut xx, 1. ''Woe unto them that are mighty to drink- wine, and men of strength to mingle strong v, 22. shall not drink wine with a song strong dririk shall be bitter to them that drink 9. unto them that rise up early in the morning that they may follow stroll" drink thai continue until night, till wine inliauiu v, 11. 1 Bui they have erred through wino, and through strong drink are but of the way the priest and the prophet have erred through strong drink, they are swallowed up of wine Ihey are out of the way through strong drink; they do err to vision, they stumble in judg- xxviu, 7. 'The, drunkards of Kphraim sh-ill bo trod- under xxxill, 3. Woe to the drunkards of Kph- XXVMI, 1. Bo not among wine-bibbors among righteous eaters of the xxtu, ts 20. For he (John the Baplijt) shall drink neither nor strong 15. "And take head to yourselves, lest at'any time your hearts bu overcharged with sur- feiting and xxi, 34> Miscellaneous Itenio. A .short nrlicle in i lie Qtrlaxy has for its topic a famoifrchiir- aeler, known a.s Washington's Ne- rgu'.s indeed, he sec-ins a sort of modern American rnyth. Tnn Cincinnati Commcii iaJ thinks that tho bill lo disfranchise students in tho Ohio academics and colleges, wl icllthe Democrats in the Legislating want lo imd possiblr will, must have its origin m a conviction on their part that a collogi.iie education dis- a man fiom voting tho Demorralitf ticket. THK Hartford police male 2.307 arrests in drunkenness, assault, 3iO; 'disturbance, theft. '..'57, and the rest for a great vuiietv of ofi'encej, among them four cases of murder. Cnly D.'iS of those were prosecuted in the police court. In the same lime, persons visited the station house for lodgings. TIIK CnmuiomrcaltJi. published at Lincoln in Nebraska, says "A bliorl time since wo saw a man driving a team over iho town site loaded with lumber and h >usehold furniture. He had a pla'n of the city' in his hand, and every little whilo hu would stop and examine the stakes. After a long search he suc- ceeded finding his lot. lie immediately proceeded to unload hh wagon, and in five luiurs from that time had'.v house up and liv- ing in it." TUB Mainft Ilpusn of Representatives on Wednesday, by a' vote of one hundred against thirty-three, passed the bill lo repeal the state constabulary law, and a similar suit is expected in iKe Senate. Thu Demo- crats are a unit for repeal and are under Mi let party discipline, v. h !e the Republicans are divided and have no concert ol action. IK the United States House of Represon- tuives, the contested ele.-iion case of Gen. Morgan, of Ohio, has been closed before the Oonmiittee on Elections. The o: so involves more points and more disputed facts lhaii any case ever brought before Twelve hundred witnesses were examined'. There seems to be no doubtthat Morgan will retain his acat. FIS.VXKM.V was an observing and Rensiblo had gathered upon his cheek while his wife had been speaking, and, with (be remark, "I will be back as soon M extended his hand to receive the long treasured piece of silver, and started as briskly as his besot- ted frame could move 'n tho direction of the apothecary's store. Scarcely had he left that wretched abode, when Mrs. Allen, recollect- ing-that Brown's store lay in his way, said to the pale wa'cher at her side. Willie, your futher will hare ts pass by Mr. Brown's store, and the temptation to Jtop there may prove too strong for my child, and tell nim my are extreme, and, by all means in your power, hasten his return witbvthe medicine." Little Willie aiose to obey, but his heart lingered nearjiis mother, and -ad filled bis mir.el, as he' stooped to 'kiss that brow upon which the denth-dew was already gathering. Good bye, ma, I will try to'lie buck in (in and away he ran across the bleak, snowrclad fields, in the direction his father had taken. Overtaking him just A X-ist of Pen Names With Real W aw cs Attached. Gail Abigail E. Dodge. Florence Elizabeth Aikers. Timothy J. G. Holland. Orpheus C. H. Newell. Mrs. B. Shillivhe'r. Doesticks P. B Thompson. K. N. M. Mori is. Meister Karl and Mace Sloper, 0. Leland. Josh Billings-Henry W.Shaw. .Teems Mussel. Ned tfuntline-E, Z. C. Judson. Edmund Kirk--J. It- Gilmorc, Country Parson K. II. Boyd. Mary C. M. Kirkland. Curror Kronto. Vilhige M. Diclcin Advantages of Drunkenness. The following are some of tho many vantages a man derives fiom They "follow wilh iho regularity of clock surely, as certainly as tho habit is indulged iu. If you wish to be always thirsty, be a drunkard for the oftener und more you drink, the more thirty jou will be. If you wind to prevent your friends from arising you in the world, be a drunkard, and that will defeat all their efforts. If you would effectually counteract jour own efforts te do well, bo a drunkard and you will not be disappointed. If yon wish to repel the endeavors of the whole human race le raise you to character, credit and prosperity, bo a drunkard and you will most assuredly triumph. If yon are determined to bu poor, be a drunkard and you will be ragged and pen- niless to your heart's content. If you wish to starve vqur family, be a drunkard; nnd then you will consume the means of their support. If you will bo imposed upon by knaves, be a drunkard for that will make their task deliver 113 from evil." neous owl Q lMua AllnliiiH rt I'.iw IJtoilLi, Aivomit l Vnrirtii'it nf liiliH cuU, untl Hr [i n PRICKS REASON A i Vuc..') Come, Allen, take a Brown one day nboul six ss of wino I" said months after, as the two li'id just completed a settlement of llioir and Mr. Allen was about two hundred dollars, in pold, in his tbo Lit psymcut on a contract for i.ix a dwelling house for he hesitated, and tried to urge him "We will stop a moment and w.irm." said the father, and then go on." In viiii did Willie plead for haste. Tho appetite that wiiH stronger than life or love prevailed, and the two sat down by the glowing fiu in Brown's store. Well, Ned, it's a cold said Mr. Brown. In weather like this, a man neeiK a little stimulus got any money old These remarks weri f.itnl to poor Ned 3 lie had honestly inteiidad to execute the commission fiom his suffering rising, ho slammennl. Yef, Brown, it'-, liaid Ketling along all daj will you I >U' IW'l1 Brown, ad- out a single drink; give me five cents worth and tike it out of tho silvc i pifcfe on the counter then I must j'D At thi-i the tear-) falhcied in Willio'rf eyes', drunk -Hid '.D son. Owen Jr. Barry Proctor. Author of Miss Muloch. Ike 0. Mitchell. Jcunie Jenny Croly. Fanny of James G. Parton, (the and sister of N. P. Willis. Petroleum.V. tt. Locke. Howard C. Redden. Some these names are not, however, ai3umed as but are simply those ol characters in the writings of ihe ladies nnd gentlemen in question. That of Artenua Ward reminds us that there have been two Congressmen of that name. The first was in appointed Mnp'r, General of the American army, arid'was General Washinsjton. The other, who died in Boston in 1817, w.i3 for nineteen years Chief Justice ol tho Court of Common Pleus iu Boston. Tun pews in Rev. Mr. Beeciiui'.) c-hurch were rented a week or two ago for about more than last year's amount. Great prosperity is 'attending church. As a York paper remarks There is no church and society in t the land where "leator internal harmony prevails none where the pastor is moie beloved 'by his (lock; none where (he Gospel is more earn- estly and devoutly preached none w' the Sunday school is more thriving and i-fliaeiit: and none every good enterpi of niacticnl philanthropy is moie hiiru to n.- cc'i.-'' ;i ami hul'iful wek-o'iu. If you wish to be robbed, bo a drunkard and the thiyf would do it wilh greater safely. Jf yon wish to deaden your senses, he drunkard j and you will soou bo more slupjd than nn ass. II yon are resolved to kill yourself, be a drunkard and you will hit upon a sure mode of Belf-degtruction. II you would expose both your folly ftiul your secrets, be a drunkard and they will soon run out as the liquor runs in. If you think yourself loo strong, bo a drunkard and you will boon find youruell subdued by a powerful enemy. If you would get rid of your money with- out knowing how, be a drunkard and it will VBiiish insensible. If you would hare no resource, whcnnna bio to work, but a workhouse, be a drunk- ard and yon incompetent to provide If you determined to expel-all comfort from house, be a drunkard and you will do it i-ffectiiaily. i If you would bo hate.d by yonr family and friends, be a drunkard and you will soon be more than disagreeable. If you would bs a pest lo society, be a drunkird and you will be avoided as an in- fection. If you would destroy your body, bo a drunkard as drunkenness is the mother of disease. Jf you would smash the peace, get your bones broken, tumble under horses and carts, and uy in jail, bu a drunkard and it will be strange if you do not succeed. Ix a recent publication on the conduct of Ohio and her soldiers during the. war, it is .staled that Grant, Sherman, Sheridan, Me Clullan and BucH, besides many minor chief tains, wen; all of Ohio. IF tho Inx on whiskv were rigidly Uio entire tux on other of li-re might ln-l. man, nnd his were seldom incor- rect. He said A nev spaper and a Bible in every house, a good school in every dis- trict, nil studied and t pprccialcd us they merit, are the piincipal supports oi morality, and civil liberty.'' AK exchange tells a of a man who whila passing along the street caught a boy picking his pucket. On seizing him the boy begged to be let off, wivi ig it was his first of-- fense, and adding: Here's your own hand- liurchiuf again, and any of these five jou like btbt.'1 gentleman wanted to make aspeech lo a Sunday school thought ho would adopt the colloquial style, anc ihis IH what hap- pened Now, boys, what does u man want when he goes a fishing V A shrill voice in the crowd went direct to the point with, Wants-a bite." A Washington dispatch snys Some one nsked Thad. Stevens he thought of Gen. Grant now His reply, "He is a bolder man than I thought him wo will let him into the church IT costs at least SO n-'r cent, more to do all the official printing the National Gov- ernment than the same work could be done ou private account. VAI.I.AS-DIXGIIAM, in predicting the defeat of the Demociatic part) in Ohio next fall, says the Hupublican m ijorily will be from tlurtrcn to twenty thousand. SBVKIUL gentlemen have already sent in their uamcs_with a hand iome subscription, lo rebuild St'. X.ivier's Academy near Latrobe. the f.ict that m.iny now lodgc-s are being established throughout the Stale, wo judge there is a great increase in Good Tem- plars, Odd Fellows and American Mechan- ics. IvKfit.Asn would do to employ somo of the lire-eaters ofj South Carolina to cons duct the Abyssinian wjr, those gentry boast ihe ability, individually, to whip ten negroes-' TIIK public school t -achers of Baltimore who refused to take the tent oath are em- ployed by the rebels w 10 havo the nucewl- cncy in the School Bo.ird, in preference- to those who took the oatli, A German writer observes that in the Unitid Slates Ihere such a scarcity of thieves that they are obliged tooflor a reward for their discovery. calico and muslin should now ba had, a-i the tax tins taken from cotton. TiiKitE are iron in New 'York willing to work merely for iheir board. IT costs Wisconsin learly annu- ally for bounties on wil I cals. Tar. disposition of Congress is to return to an early resumption of specie payment. Sum1 sell in San Fmucisco at twenty fivo r.ents a head. MANY army officers aro registering themselves hunkiupls iu the" South. A stamp duty is to So placed ou tobacco in all its forms. The New Yoik theatres paid S2.30.000 for advertising hibt >ear. SIMMS, iho novelest, is now in reduced cir- cums'.auccs. TUB mystery of the Rehrer murder is still unexplained- MICHIGAN sends 2 children to in school houii LAIU.K 1'Viti.iu md held iu the West. woilh continue to be t-si i'dogs. ;