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W. W. BROWN, 1
A. B. HUTCHISON, j
MIFFLIN 55 CENTRE CO. Branch R. R
No. 1, leaves Lewistown at 7.20 a. m., and
arrives at Milroy 3.15 a. in.
No. 2, leaves Penn'a It. R. 10.33 a. m., ar
rives at Milroy 11.23 p. m.
No. 3, leaves Pen 'a R. R. 4.08 p. in., ar
rives at Milroy 4.53.
No.l, leaves 3111roy 8.50 a. m., and arrives
at Penn'a. R. R. 9.40 a: m.
No. 2, leaves Milroy 1.15 p. in., and arrives
Penn'a. R. R. 2.10 p. m.
No. S. leaves Milroy 5.05 p. m. and arrives
at Penn'a. R. R. 5.54 p: m.
Stage leaves Bellefonte every day (except
Sunday,) at 11 a. m., and arrives at Mil
roy 4.30 p m.
Stage leaves Milroy every day (except Sun
day) at 5.30 p. m. and arrives at Belle
fonte 10.30 p.
Stage leaves Bellefonte for Pine Grove Mills
every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
mornings at 6 a. m.
Western mail closes at 4.00 p. In.
Lock Haven snail closes at 10.60 a. M.
p lIILADELPRIA AND ERIE R
WINTER. TIME TABLE
Through and direct route between Phil
adelphia, Baltimore, Ilarrishurg, Williams
port, and the
GREAT OIL REGION or PENN'A.
ELEiANT SLEEPING CARS
On all night Trains
On And after MONDAY, NOV. 23th ISfIS
the Trains on tho Philadelphia and Erie
Rail Read. will run as follows :
Mail Train leaves Philadelphia 10 45 p.m
" " " Lock Haven... 9 31 a. m
'• " arr. at Erie 0 50 p.m
Erie Express leaves Phila 11 50 a. m
" " " Lock - Haven—. 9 50 p. m
" " arr. at Erie 10 00 a in
Elmira Mail leaves Philadelphia S 00 a. in
" " " Lock Haven... 745 p.
_ .. ,
'. " arr. at Lock Haven '7 45 p. la
Mail Train leaves Erie 10 55 a. m
" " " Lock Haven... 11 21 p.
" " arr. at Philadelphia.. 10 00 a. in
Erie Express leaves Erie 0 25 p. m
" " " Lock Haven 0 10 a. m
" " arr. at Phila 4 20 p. m
Mail and Express connect with Oil Creek
and Allegheny River Rail Road. Baggage
ALFRED L. TYLER,
PENNSYLVANIA It MROAD
BALD EAGLE VALLEY
TYRONE (r: CLEARFIELD BRANCHES
OPENING OF TYRONE & CLEARFIELD
BRANCH TO CLE,IRFIELD,
41 . 11IILES NORTII OF TYRONE
On and after Monday, February lot, 1569
two Passenger Trains will run daily (except
Sundays) between Tyro - e and Lock (raven,
and one Passenger Train between Tyrone
and Clearfield—as follows :
BALD EAGLE VALLEY
Mail Leaves Leck Haven at 9 CO p
" " 3 55 p
" ".....Bellefonto " 4 12 p to
Arrive at Tyrone at 4 65 p
B. B. Express leaves L. Haven at-10 20 a m
"...Milesburg , 1S a m
"...Bellefonte "...11 55 a in
Arrives at Tyrone at 1 20 p m
Mail leaves Tyrone at ...... S 50 a in
" "...Bellefonte at .10 50 a TR
" "...Milesburg at 11 02 a m
Arrive at Lock Haven 12 30 p m
B. E. Express leaves Tyrone 7 00 p rn
$. "...Bellefonte at.. S 50 p in
"...Milesburg at.. 9 05 p in
Arrives at Lock Haven at 10 30 p
TYRONE AND CLEARFIELD
Clearfield Mail leaves Tyrone at.. 9 00 a in
" ",...oseeola at.. 10 40 a in
ti " "...Philipsburg-11 10 ain
Arrive at Clearfield at 1 00 p
Leaves Clearfield at
Arrive at Tyrone at
Passengers leaves Clearfield at 2 o'clock
p. tri., Philipsburg at 3 o 5 p. in., Osceola at
4 15 p. m., arrive at Tyrone at 5 50 p. m.,
making connection with Cincinnati Express
East at 6 17 p. in., and with Mail West at
6 44p. in., on Main Line; also with Bald
Eagle Express, leaving Tyrone at 7 00 p. m, arriving at Be))efonto at S 45 p. m., at Lock
haven at 10 30 p. m., connecting with Erie
Mail East on the Philadelphia and Erie road
at 11 21 p. m. arriving at Williamsport at
12 40 a. m.
Returning, passengers leaving Williams
port at Sl5 m, on Eric Mail West, arrive
at Lock Haven at 0 31 a m, connecting with
Bald Eagle Express leaving Lock Haven at
10 20 a m, arriving at Bellefonte at 11 55 a
m, Snow Shoe City at 5 35 p m, and Tyrone
at 1 20 p m, connecting with Way Passen
ger West at 1 40 p m, and Mail East at 3 31
p in, on Main Line. .
Passengers leaving Loci:Haven at 2 p
m, and Bellefonte at 4 12 p m, arrive at Ty
rone at 6 05 p m, connecting with Cinein
nati Express East 6 17 pm, and Mail West
at 6 44 p m, on Main Line.
Passengers leaving Tyrone on the Clear
field Mail or the Lock Haven Mail, connect
from the Day Express East and the Phil'a.
Express West—and on the Bald Eagle Ex
press, connect trom the Cincinnati Express
East and Mail West.
GEO. C. WILKINS, Sup't,
EDWARD 11. WILLIAMS,
N. W. Cor. Diamond, opposite Court House.
l'ironld respectfully call the attention of the
citizens of Bellefonte and vicinity, to the su
perior quality of
FRESH MEAT! • FRESH MEAT!
Constantly to be found on hand.
always on hand. ja.6'69.tf.'
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A. B. 11.I.JTO.T.HSON .45 CO.,
Bellefonte Masonic Lodge, No 268. A. Y. M,
meets on Tuesday evening of or before th?
Constans Commandery. No. 33, K. T.,
meets second Friday of each month.
I. 0. 0. F. Centro Lodge, No. 153, meets
every Thursday evening at their Hall,
Forth° conferring of Degrees the Ist Sat
urday evening of each month.
For Degree of Rebecca, second. Saturday of
I. 0. G. T.—This Lodge meets every Mon
t ay evening.
Bellefonte Church Directory.
Presbyterian church, Spring St., services at
at 11 a. m., and 71 p. m; No pastor
at present. This congregation are
now erecting a new church, in consequence
of which the regular religious services will
be held in the Court House until further
Methodist Episcopal Church, High St., ser
vices 101 a. in., and 'Or p. ui. Prayer
meeting on Thursday night. Bev. Jas.
St. John's Episcopal Church, High St., ser
vices at 101: u. m., and 71 p. in. Rev.
Byron McGann, pastor.
Lutheran Church, Linn St., services 101 a.
m , and 71 p. m. Rev. J. A.. Hackenberger,
Reformed Church, Linn St., no pastor at
Catholic Church, Bishop St; services 101
a. in., and 3p. in. Rev. T. McGovern,
United Brethren Church, High Street, west
side of creek; services--
AI, E. Church, west side of creek ;
services al 11 a. m., and 71 p. m. Rev.
Isaac Pinuell, pastor. '
FURNITURE WARE ROOM.
Howard Strut ; Bellcfonto, Pa
11 , HERE 73 UREA US,
2 00 p in
2 55 p In
4 15 p in
5 50 p in
f every description, quality and price, for
sale cheaper than at other estab
lishment of the kind in
Ready made Coffins, of all sizes and pric
kept constantly on hand. Also Cof
fins manufactured to order.
jas'69.ly. H. P.-HARRIS.
F URNITURE WAREROOM
Manufacturer and Dealer in all kinds 0!
in Bush's Block, adjoinirg Howell, Gilli
land cf , Cc's. Store. Meals can be obtained
at ALL HOURS during the clay. Oysters.
the very best, cooked in every style. Meals
provided for Regular Boarders when order
ed, and at reasonable rates. Thankful to
the rublie for past favors, the continuation
oft se favors is respectfully solicited.
f 17'60.1y. 0. M. PECK.
WALL PAPER, I THE GEN RESTAURANT.
SPRING BOTTOM. BEDS,
I also keep constantly on hand
a very fine selection of the latest styles of
3IOST REASONABLE RATES
My prices are all as log, for every article as
in this inrkaet
IN ORDER TO SATISFY YOURSELVES
Call and examine my stock
5 ! -- 1
0 0 p
:4 : 4 '1
POCKI\•C CHAIRS, &c
they can be
(Old .Stand) Spring St.,
"Let us See to it, that a Government of the People, for the People, and by the People; shall not Perish from the Earth."—[A. LINCOLN.]
ALLEGHENY ST., BELLEFONTE, PA.
(Opposite the Brockerhoff House.)
A HOTEL ON THE EUROPEAN PLAN,
Licensed by the Court of Centre County.
FIRST CLASS BAR, RESTAURANT,
ROOMS AND STABLING.
AN EXCELLENT BILLIARD ROOM,
with 3 tables, new and in perfect condition,
Give the Conrad House a trial.
li. IL KLINE,
Tim undersigned adopts this method of
informing his friends and the public gener
ally that he continues to keep the Hotel on
the corner of Allegheny and Bishop Sts.,
known by the cognomen of
" OUR TIOUSE."
-The Proprietor has spared no pains in fur
nishing the house with new furniture. The
beds and bedding are the very best; the
rooms commodious and well ventilated. The
accommodations, boarding, are equal to
any of the high priced Hotels. Only 25
cents for meals. Thankful for past favors,
he solicits their continuance, and promises
satisfaction to all.
marl7'69-Iy. WM. BROWN, Prop..
MILLHEIM, CENTRE COUNTY, PA.
The undersigned adopts this method of
informing the travelling community, and
citizens generally, that he has refitted and
furnished anew throughout, with first class
furniture, this well known and established
house—the NATIONAL HOTEL,l4lillheim,
Pa. He is well prepared to furnish first
class accommodations to all who desire to
make a hotel their Home, or pleasant tem
porary abode. The custom of the travelling
public, and the surrounding country, is re
spectfully solicited. Courteous and atten
tive servants are engaged at this popular
Hotel. The Stabling is the very best, and
none hut careful and accommodating Host
lers are employed.
PLEASANT GAP HOTEL.
dersigned having purchased the Hotel prop
erty at Pleasant Gap, adopts this method of
informing his friends in part eular, s and the
travelling community generally, that he has
refitted and furnished his house in the best
will be supplied With the best the market
will afford, and
with the best of Liquors
is the very best, and the proprietor prides
bims3lf therefore, upon the fact that his ac
commodations, both for man and beast, can
not be surpassed by any Hotel in the coun
try. Ms old friends, as well as strangers
and travellers, are most cordially invited
WM. Wan° FF,
Pleasant Gap, Pa
B ROCKERHOFF HOUSE,
ILLEGIIENY ST., BELLEFONTE, PA
lIOUSEAL & KROXI, Propriaors.
A FIRST CLASS MOTEL-CONFORTABLE "MOW,
ALL THE MODERN CONVENIENCES,
AND REASONABLE CHARGES.
The proprietors offer to the traveling
public, and to their country friends,first
class accommodations and careful at
tention to the wants of guests at all times,
at fair rates. Careful hostlers and good sta
bling for horses. An excellent table well
served. A Bar supplied with fine li
quors. Servants well trained and every
thing requisite in a first class Hotel. Our
location is in the business part of the town.
near the Post Office, the Court House, the
Churches, the Banks, and the principal pla
ces of business, renders it the most el
igible place for those who visit Belle
fonte on business or for pleasure. An
OMNIBUS WILL CARRY PASSENGERS
and baggage to and from all trains free of
G ARMAN'S HOTEL.
DAN'L G..A.RMAN, Prop'r
This long established and well known llo
tol, situated on the southeast corner of the
Diamond, opposite the Court House, having
been purchased by the undersigned, ho an
nounces to the former patrons o this estab
lishment and to the traveling public goner
ally, that ho has thoroughly refitted his
house, and is prepared to render the most
satisfactory accommodation to all who may
favor him with their patronage. No pains
will be spared on his part to add to the con
venience or comfort of his guests. All who
stop with him will find
His TABLE abundantly supplied with the
most sumptuous faro the market will afford,
done up in style, by the most experienced
Ms Min will always contain the choiceEt
Ills STABLING is best in town, and will al
ways be attendeclby themes t trust worthy and
Give him a call, one and all, and ho feels
einfident that all will be satisfied with their
AN EXCELLENT LIVERY
is attached to this establishment, which
strangers from abroad will find greatly to
their advantage. ja6'69.ly.
RE STAURA NTS
A RCADE SALOON
GEO. M. PECK, Proprieto2
hereby inform my friends :tad the public
generally that I continue to keep the
MEALS AT ALL HOURS
THE undersigned avails himself of this
method of informing the citizens of Belle
fonte and vicinity, and the traveling com
munity in general, that he has opened a first
GB4II REST. URANT,
in the basement of Bush S; McLaino's new
hotel near the Pa. R. R. Depot. He keeps
constantly on hand
Oysters in every style, Roast Chicken, Pork
Steak, 11am and Eggs, Fresh Fish, Veal
Cutlets, Cod Fish Ba:ls,Baked Fish,
Boa:t Turkey,Beefsteak, Fried
Sausage,Mutton Chaps, Tea and
Coffee, Clam Chowder, Lombs Fries,
Fried Eels, and everything to suit the taste.
Feeling assured that general satisfaction
will be given, he invites rll to pay
" him a visit.
ja1.3'69.1y. Bellefonte, Pa.
BELLEFONTE, PA., JULY 21, 1869.
eG. LOVE, Attornoy at Law
8 Bellefonte, Pa. Office on High St.
JAMES 11. NANKIN, Attorney at
Law, Bellefonte, Pa. Office is Amory;
building, 2nd floor. ja6'69.ly.
E. C. lIIJIIIES, Preet. J. P. HARRIS, Cader
FIRST NATIONAL BANK Of Bellefonte
Allegheny St., Bellefonte Pa. ja6'69.
L INN 85 FURST, Attorneys—at-Law
Bellefonte, Pa. ja6'69.tf.
II L 3i ALLISTER. TAMES A. BEAVER.
MALLISTER &BEAVER, Attorneys
at-Law, Bellefonte Penn'a: ja6'6o.ly,
EMIIIND BLANCIIAIID. EVAN 3r. 33LANCITAIID
ct B. M. BLANCHARD, Attorneys•at
Law, Allegheny St., Bellefonte, Pa.
W. BROWN, Attorney-at-Law,
. Bellefonte, Penn'a., will attend
promptly to- all business entrusted to hie
JOHN H. ORVIS. CYRUS T. ALEXANDraI.
nRVIS X: ALEXANDER, Attorneys-at-
Law,ki Bellefonte, Pa. Office in Conrad
Rouse, Allegheny St. ja6'69,ly.
MT J. KEALSH, Attorney-at-
Law, Bellefonte, Pa., will attend
faithfully to all business entrusted to his
care. Deeds, Bonds, &c, executed in the
best style. marltl'69 Sm.
A UGUSTLIS lIIBLER M. D., Physician
and Surgeon. Office at his residence
near the Quaker Meeting House. Will attend
to all business in his profession at all times
and at all hours. jel6'69 -Iy.
TIBIAE STOVER, Licensed Autioneei,
will attend to all sales entrusted to his
care. Charges reasonable. Address, Uriah
stover, Houserville, Centre Co., Pa.
OFORGE F. HARRIS, M. D., Physician
and Surgeon; Pension Surgeon for Cen
tre county, will attend promptly to all pro
fessional calls. Office on Hight St.,North
Side. ja2V6.] y.
T D. WINGATE. D. D. S., Dentist. Of
fice on the corner of Spring and Bishop
streets, Bellefonte, Pa. At home, except Ihe
first two weeks of each month. Teeth ex
tracted without pain. ja6'69.ly.
WM. H. ARMSTRONG. SAMUEL LINN.
A RMSTBONG & LINN, Attor-.
nays•at Law Williamsport, Pa., will
attend, promptly, to all business entrusted
to their care.
TAS. 11. DOBBINS, Physician and
Surgeon. Office up-stairs in J. H. Me-
Clure's new Building, Bishop St., Belleonte,
Pa. Will attend to all business in his pro
fession, faithfully at all times, and all hours,
B. HUTCHISON 4:: CO'S. Job Print
. • ing Office, " Republlcan"
Bishop St., Bellefonte, Penn'a. Every De
scription ofPlain and Fancy printing done
in the neatest wanner, and at prices below
city rates. ja6'6o.
D. G. BUSE, GEO. Er. YOCUM
J) A; YOCUM, Attorneys-at-Law,
Bell. funte, Pa., will attend to all busi
ness entrusted to them, with promptness.
Office on - Northeast Corner of the Diamond,
in Mrs. Irvin's stone building. jal3'6o.y.
117 ILSON HIITCIIISON, Attorneys-
V V at Law, Bellefonte, Pa. Collections,
all other and legal business in Centre and
the adjoining Counties, promptly attended
to. Office in Blanchard's Law building, Al
legheny street. ja6'69.
WM'. R. BLAIR. It. Y. STITZBIL
1) LAIR R STITZEB, Attorneys-at-Law,
1.) Bellefonte, Pa. Can be consulted in
both the English and German languages.—
Office on the Diamond, next door to Gar
man's Hotel. feblo'39.ly.
CENTRE CO. BANKING COMPANY.—
Receivo Deposits and allow Interest;
Discount Notes; Buy and Sell Government
Securities, Gold and Coupons.
HENRY BROCKEIMOFF, Pretident.
J. D. SHUGERT, COW Cr. jal3'69y.
(EO. L. POTTER, M. D., Physi
cian and Surgeon, offers his profession
al services to the citizens of Bellefonte and
vicinity. Office removed to house formerly
occupied by Mrs. Livingston, on Spring st,
two doors South of Presbyterian church.
BELLEFONTE MEAT MARKET
BISHOP STREEP, BELLEFONTE PA
. The oldest Meat Market in Bellefonte.—
Choice meat of all kinds always on hand.
ja6'6o.ly. P. V. BLACK.
WM. BROWN, Licensed Auction
eer, hereby informs the public that
be holds himself in readiness at all times, to
attend to all Auctions, Vendues, or Public
Sales of personal or Real Estate. Charges
reasonable, Call on, or address, —William
Brown, Bellefonte, Pa. marl7'69-ly.
- ur S. GRAIT.A.M, Fashionable Barber,in
Basement of the Conrad Henn Belle
fonte, Pa. The best of Razors, sharp and
been, always on hand. llc guarantees a
SuAvl without either pulling or pain.—
Perfumery, Hair Oils, Hair Restoratives,
Paper Collars, Sc., constantly on hand.
Ai IttlN R. P.A.131'. J. T. SALBIONS. LEVE Ft
PAUP, SALMONS 5; CO., Contractors
a-d Bricklayers, Bellefonte, ra., adopt
this method of informing those wishing to
build that they will furnish Brick and lay
them, by the job, or by the thousand. Will
set heaters, and do all kinds of work in
their branch of Business. ja22.214.171.124y.
CI BELFORD, D. D. S., Practical
o Dentist; office in Armory Building:,
over Irwin b Wilson's Hardware Store, Al
legheny St. Dr. B: is a graCuate of the Bal
timore College of Dental Surgery, and re
spectfully offers his professional services
to the citizens of Bellefonte and vieinity.—
Can be found at his residence except during
the last week of each month. aprl4'6o-Iy.
tw.RHO.NE, DENTlST,Doalaburg Cen
, tre Co.,Pa.,most respeetfullyinforms the
public that he•is prepared to execute any
description c f work in his profession. Sat
isfaction rendered, and rates as moderate
as may be expected. •Will be found in
his office during the week, commencing on
the first Monday of each month, and at
such other times as may be agreed unon.
INSURANCE—LIFE k, FlRE.—Joseph
J. A. Rankin of this Borough, insures prop
erty for the following Stock and Mutual
companies, viz: Lycoming Mutual, York
Company, Pa., Insurance of North America,
Enterprise, and Girard of Phila.., Pa., Home,
of New Raven, and any other reliable com
pany desired. Also, Provident Life Compa
ny of Phil'a., and other good Life Compa
T. P. HOLAHAN, Physician and
QY Surgeon, having removed from Empori
um, Cameron county, has located in Miles
burg, Centre county, Pa., - where he will
faithfully attend to all business entrusted to
him in his Profession. Office in his residence
on Main St., where he can always be, seen
unless profesiionally engaged. In his ab-,
senco from home, orders may be left at the
store of Thos. Holahan. inFl.o'69-Iy.
We publish the renewing Ff - ytcra poems, by
CROSSING THE RIVER.
Over the river I'm going,
Beyond where the pearly gates stand;
Over the cold icy billows
To live in n, fair sunny land.
My father hath bat me a mansion,
And filled it with treasures of gold;
Yes, over the river I'm going,
To where there are pleasures untold.
Over the river I'm going,
0, seek not to draw me aside;
Bee, for the boatmen are waiting
To ferry me over the tide.
My Saviour is there to receive me,
To shield me from suffering cold;
Yes, over the river I'm going
To where there aro pldasures untold
What is your mission, my brother?
What is your mission below?
What is your mission, my sister,
As journeying onward you go ?
Our mission hereit is mercy,
Sweet charity, patience and love;
And fol ow Lhe,footsteps of Jesus
That leads to the mansion above.
Where do you journey, niy brother ?
Where do you journey, I pray?
Where do you journey, my sister ?
For stormy and dark is the way.
We aro journeying onward to Canaan,
Through suffering, trials and care,
And when we get safely to glory,
0 say, shall we meet you all there ?
Yes, you shall meet us, my brother,
God helping our weskness below;
Bearing the Cross, we, my sister
The crown will endeavor to wear;
We'll walk thro' the vale and the shadow,
Through suffering, trials and care,
And when we get safely to Heaven,
You'll meet, yes, you'll meet us all there.
MEETING THOSE YOU LOVED.
Come all ye saints to Pisga's mountain,
Come view your home beyond the -tide ;
hear too the voices of your loved ones,
What they sing on tho other side.
Some are singing of bright ones ofiglory,
Some of dear ones who've passed on before,
For the faint heart must o'er be singing
To the faithful r‘e love evermore.
0, the prospect is so inviting,
And no danger we fear from the tide;
Let me go to the home of the christian,
Let me stand robed in iTbite by his side.
Faith now behold tho flowing river,
Cominglrom and rneath the Throne ;
There, too, the Saviour reigns forever,
And He welcomes the faithful home-
For my conflicts and toils will be over,
I shall meet those who've passed on before,
For my loved ones, 0, how I do miss them,
I shall pass on and meet them once more.
There endless streams are ever flowing,
There are the streams of living green ;
Mansions of beauty are provided,
And the glory of saints is seen.
Would yousit on the banks of the river
With your friends you have loved, by your
Would you join in the songs with the angels ?
Then be ready to follow your guide.
Our Western Letter
DEAR REPUCLICAti :- That's a fact; it
is a long time since I wrote you a letter.
I don't know why; do you ? I would like
to write you one now, but for want of
something to say. If I were a preacher,
or a politician. I might find something
to say. They are always ready when
occasion offers. I have seen thorn go off
half cocked. But I havn't brains enough
for a preacher, nor brass enough for a
politician. Preachers, you know, ought
to have brains, and politicians' can't win
without brass. I have seen some preach
ers whose brains were not the heaviest
end of them; but I don't think any one
over saw a politician without brass. A
preacher with brains is a geod thing, if
the .brain be properly located. Some
preachers not only have brains, but re
ligion: Religion among preachers is a
good thing—a very good thing. I wish
more of them had it. Some people think
that old-time sledge-hammer preachers
had more religion to the square inch,
than latter day ministers. I don't. I
know preachers who have as much re
ligion, and others who have as little, as
"any other man" ever had. Don't you?
And I have heard people say that. poli
ticians have more brass than honesty;
don't know how that is. I once knew an
honest politician. Ile died early. I am
glad he did. It was his salvation. Have
seen a great many politicians who should
have died "early and often." But there
is no fun in writing about preachers and
politicians—though there are many ex
ceedingly funny specimens of both.
I know now, how the poor devils, who
lived in the days of Noah, felt., when the
rains descended, and the floods came,and
they were obliged to "scratch gravel"
for the hills and mountains. Wasn't
there; but we have had just such times
here for the last forty days' and forty
nights. Two or three months ago it be
gan to rain, and has been raining ever
since, except at short intervals. During
these intervals we had occasional show
ers. Lake Michigan is at high water
mark, and the water, after so much rain,
is of the wettest kind. Every little creek
is a river now. Bridges and dams are
among things that - were. Country roads
are navigahre for lake steamers. Wag
ons are obsolete. Our streets are at high
mud Mark, and "risin." As the gentle
hurricane wafts, lightly . .. through.. the.
streets, with the force of a tornado, the.,
majestic waves of' . mud run mountain
high, 'and playfully chase each other
Cu ICACO, July 12, 1869
upon the sidewalk beach. As -they re
cede, they oftimes leave upon that beach
the body of “one more unfortunate."—
Perhaps the remains of an innocent babe,
once pure and lovely, now unsightly and
dead. Poor little waif; its mother, to
hide her shame, became its murderer.—
Only a few days ago, in the heart of the
city, a child was taken from the gutter,
naked and dead. Surely, with that child,
was buried the peace of mind of the
mother. Doubtless its mother was a wo
man; for no man ever was known to give
birth to a child, and then treat it in this
If not a child, perchance the remains
of some poor cur, unknown to fame. But
a few nights ago he was in his "usual
good health," and awakened the echoes
with his dulcet howlings. The neighbors,
too; were charmed to wakefulness by the
flute-like wailings of his late lamented
dogsbip. Now, alas! he lies silent. Ile
has knawed his last bone. His melliflu
ous voice is forever hushed, for he has
strained his last.strain; he sleeps his
last sleek; he has. fought his last dog
fight, no sound shall wake him to glory
again. His sausage-like tail will never
more wag you a glad "bow d'ye do ?"
Never more will he jirk it suddenly be
tween those hind legs—the dog's, not
yours—when frightened, Na tin kettle
will ever again wave gracefully and mu
sically from that tail. lie passed into
the valley of the shadow at the hands of
one of his own species—a Chicago po
liceman. When we meet him again, we
will scarcely recognize him, for he will
be in our boarding-house hash, or our
butcher's sausage. I don't mean the
policeman will be made into sausage, but
the other dog.
The crops in the West—especially in
the great prairie districts of Illinois
—have suffered greatly from the rain.—
Thousands of acres are, to-day, under
water. You look out upon a vast prairie,
and it is as a vast lake; wafer as far as
the eye reaches, and beneath itcorn, and
grain, and grass.- In fact., in some' pla
ces, the water stood such a depth that,
not only the cellars, but the lower story
of farm-houses were 'untenable; and I
know instances wherefamilies were taken
out on rafts, to higher ground. In some
regions the crops will be almost a total
failure; especially, if the rain continues.
Where the prairie is more rolling, of
course, matters are not so bad. Strange
to say, however, the flatter the prairie,
the more rolling it is just now; on some
of the flattest, the waves roll, as on Lake
I have travelled all over Illinois; have
seen some of the most magnificent farm
ing land in the world. I mean no irrev
erence when I say that the Maker of all
the earth d id a "big thing" for man,
when he spread out those millions of
acres of prairie lands. I have, too, seen,
in Illinois, soma of the heat places to
move from; imaginable. If I lived on
them, I would not stand on the order of
my going, but go at once, and quickly.
1 have been much surprised to see
thrifty Pennsylvania farmers give up
the comfort of their country homes, and
move West, into new country, where com
forts seem mighty scarce, I tell you.—
It is all well enough for young men, who
have more energy and health than mon
ey, to come West; but, let me say to the
old farmers of Penn.ylvania, you of
Penns valley, and Nit.tany valley, and
Brush valley—l don't mean Bald Eagle
valley, however—you who have your
broad acres—all under fence—you who
have your fine old-fashioned farm hone
ses, and your noble bank barns—those
big, red barns, you know—with their
wide floors and capacious mows—Oh,
how I long to see one; you who have
your springs and spring houses, and or
chards, and everything to make you com
fortable, with money enough to enable
you to live by the sweat of a hired man's
brow— stay at home, be contented and
enjoy yourselves as you ought. Stay
where you aro as long as you live, and
when you die, let your children bury
you whore the shadows of themountains
will fall upon Your graves. If you can
not live happily in Pennsylvania's val
ley's, and go to heaven from among her
mountains, you would be unhappy in
the Garden of Eden, and go to the devil
'from among her bowers.
All I have said about the rain and its
muchness, was written a week ago.—
Since that time the rain has ceased to
fall, the skies once more are clear, and
we are no longer floundering about the
streets in unfathomable mud. _ln fact,
the weather is now rather dry than oth
erwise, I don't like to write on dry stb
jects; I therefore drop the weather, as I
did the preachers and politics.
Since writing you last, we have had
the "glorious 4th," which said glorious
4th came this year on the sth. It is, I
believe, the anniversary of some occasion
of note; something that transpired some
years since; something which people are
determined to render as obnoxious as
possible; for, on each returning "glo
rious 4th." they do all sorts of outland
ish things, and make all sorts of out
landish and frightful noises; gather to
gether in all sorts of uncomfortable
crow all sorts of uncomfortable pla
ces; drink a great deal of very poor lem
onade, and a great deal more much poor
er whiskey, and listen to many speech
es which are poorer than the whiskey.
In Chicago, on Sunday,:the thousands of
Germans who inhabit the city, had their
beer•drinking celebration. They went
out,to drink beer, and I'think they suc
ceeded. Well authenticated reports to
that effect-were received during the day.
I saw some of them next day. They look-
ed as though they had more or less beer
hid away about their persons, and I
rather guess they had.
On Monday,.business was suspended,
but no general celebration was had. So
Did you ever know a foolish woman ?
There is one in Chicago. Her husband
refused to allow her to visit Wood's mu
seum and theatre on the 4th—foolish
man; . and she, foolish. woman, went
straightway to a drug-store, where she
procured arsenic. She gulped down the.
"cold poison," and lay down to .die.l.hor
last. Her friends found her in this hor
izontal position, trying, with might: - and
main, to draw that last breath. They
"pumped" her till she confessed that she
had swallowed poison, and then they
pumped her until she was relieved of it.
Unfortunately, she did not die.
Now, my dear REPUBLICAN, pardon for
writing so long a letter, won't you? and
I will promise to shorten up next time.
Truly yours. Tilt QUAD.
Thb Lazy Man.
The lazy man,says the 'Tat Contribu
tor," is almost always good-natured.
He never flies into a passion. He might
crawl into one, if that were possible,but
the idea of his flying into anything is
Who ever heard of a lazy man break
ing into a bank, where a crowbar had to
be used, or drilling into a safe ?—No
body. Not that he might not covet his
neighbor's goods therein contained, but
the horror of handling crowbars and
drills would always deter him from actu
ally committing burglary.
He never runs away with his neighbor's
wife 'simply on account of the horror he
has - of running. If he is ever known to
run it is—run to seed.
Ho rarely lies about his neighbors, for
it would be too much_ exertion,but be oan
lie about a bar-room all day.
Ile is of inestimable service to a bil
liard saloon, keeping the chairs warm
and watching the game, for few would
caretoplay where there were no specta
tors. The fact that, he does this without
pay, day in and day out, shows the use
fulness of his nature. What an indus
trious man who considers his time worth
something, would want pay for, the lazy
man generally does for nothing, showing
a freedom from mercenary motives that
should go far to his credit.
The lazy man never gels up revolu
tions, insurrections or other popular ex
citements, and don't make a nuisance of
himself by tramping around the country'
making incendiary speeches to promote
In his own neighborhood he is never
a busybody in oiler people's affairs, for
the very idea of being a busy body at
anything would drive him ont of his
head. By the way, if he ever got out of
his bead, you would have to drive him
out, for he wouldn't have the energy to
go out of his own accord.
The lazy man never ran mad. If he
went crazy, it was because be couldn't
go anywhere else without walking.
Lazy men don't disturb the quiet of
peaceful neighbors by putting up fac
tories, furnaces, and such abominations.
Tun late Captain G.--, of Ver
mont, was always satisfied. He ws,s one
of the early and most successful breed
ers of Merino sheen in his part of the
State. The captain had a largo native
cosset that be valued highly.
His son came in one morning and told
him that the old cosset had twins.
The captain said "ho was glad; she
could bring up two as well us one."
Soon after the son reported one of tho
twins dead. He then said,
" The one left would be worth more in
he fall than bath."
In the afternoon the boy told his fath
er that the other lamb was dead.
f‘l am glad," said he, " I can now fat
ten the old sheep."
The neat morning the son reported the
old cosset dead.
"That is just what I wanted; now I
have got rid of the breed.
A noon story is told of a, prominent
hotel keeper who fell asleep while in at
tendance at church, on a late Sabbath
evening, Ile slept the sleep of a good
man until the moment the contribution
box was passed, when he awoke, and
hurriedly searching his pockets, found
a dollar bill, which he deposited in the
Meeting the pastor of the church the
next day, he informed him of the cir
cumstances, begged his pardon for going
to sleep during the service, but stated
that the dollar contribution was all right
—it was the usual charge of lodging in
all well regulated establishments.
A iuuunous old man fell in with an
ignorant and rather impertinent young
convert, who proceeded to inform the old
gentleman, in very positive terms, that
he never could reach heaven unless he
was born again, and added: "I have
experienced that change, and now feel
"And you have been born again," said
his companion, musingly.
"Yes, I trust I have."
" Well," said the old gentleman, eye
ing him attentively, "I don't think it
would hurt you to be born once more."
A TRAirra.En inquired of a guide the
reason wby "echo" was always spoken
of as "she," and was informed that it
was because it always has the last
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VOL, 1, NO. 28.
State Convention of School Superin
Ewe received, the following circular
f ro m Hon. J. P. Winnansucar, State Su
perintendent of Common Schools, _and
publish it for the benefit of feachers,and
tho earnest friends of education in our
.0 o mit y. ---ED.]
DBP'T. or• COMIoft•SCIIooLs,
HAnnjenuna, June 2, '69.
A State Convention of School Superin- ,
tendents will be held in the city of Har
risburg, commencing on Tuesday, July
20th, at 2 o'clock P. M.
Tree return tickets have been ur
ed for members attending the conOntion i
on the Pennsylvania Central' Raproad,
the Philadelphia and Brie Railrof.d, and
the Northern Central Railroad, The
Philadelphia and Reading Railrpad will
sell excursion tickets to members at the
following points : Allentown, Reading,
Norristown, Lebanon and Hummelstown d
Superintendents desiring to attend the
convention can no doubt make special az.-
ranements for reduction of faro for
themselves, on the various lateral roads
throughout the State.
The charges at the Hotels in Harris
burg will be as follows: State Capitol,
$2,00 Lochiel House, Bolton House,
Tones House and United. States Hotel,
each $2,50 por day.-
The follcwing questions will come be
fore the Convention for consideration.
1. Exanzinations.--Should there be any
change in the character of examinations,
or in the modes of conducting them ?
Can we improve our mode of certificat
ing teachers ? Can-our standard of es
timating the qualiaoations of teachers be
made more uniform ?
2. Visitations.—Can superintendents
employ their time better than in visiting
schools? flow can the most good bo
done on the occasion of a visit to a
3. Institztles.—When should our Coun
ty Institutes bo held, and how she'd they
be condusted ? Can anything be substi
tuted in cities and large towns for the
County Institutes, as now conducted,
which will be more to the professional
advantage of the teachers?
4. Reports.—Whatlaots is it most es
sential for Superintendents to report?—
Are the forms for reports now in use the
best that we can adopt? Hate we any
forms that are unnecessary, or aro oth
5. General interest in Education.—What
can Superintendents do to induce. the,
people to elect better school diroctors i or
to induce them to take more interest in
In addition to these inquiries, which
embrace the special work of the Super
intendency, the opinions of the Conven
tion will bo solicited in reference to the
1: Superintendents in relation to Co.
2. Superintendents in relation to Stato
8. Defects in our school law, and rem
edies for them.
4. Defects in the working agencies
provided by our school law, and the rem -j
edies for them.
5. The educational work before us for
the next three years.
Superintendents Fisher and Nevlin axe
requested to open the discussion of the
question concerning Examinations ;• Su
perintendents Evans and J'ones that con
cerning visitations ; Superintendents
Douthett and Boyd that concerning
stitutes; Superintendents Parsons and
Rambo that concerning Reports; and
perintendents Cottinham and Lehman
that concerning the General Interest in
It is desired that the discussion of top
ic No• 1 shall be opened by - Superinten
dents Chapman and Snyder; that of No:
2 by Superintendents Luckey and Dale;
that of No. 3 by Superintendents Bark
ley and Gandy; that of No. 4 . 13 y Super
intendents Teal and Lindsey; and that
of No. 5 by Buehrle and Armstrong.—
These opening remarks should notin any
case exceed ten minutes.
The purpose in calling the Convention
is the transaction of business; and the
securing of as great efficiency as pdssible
in the educational work to be done dur-
Ing the present term of the Superinten
dency. 'We aro about commencing a new
educational campaign in Pennsylvania,
and we cannot expect success unless we
devise a good plan and resolve tb • exe
cute it vigorously.
Every Superintendent in the State will
be expected to be present at the Conven
tion. Work at home can either be post
poned or done by deputy. We rand pre
sent an unbroken front.
Principals of Normal Schools and all
other friends of education will be wel-
J. P. WICKE.S,SEAM,
Superintendent of Common Schools
A GENTLEMAN passing by a jail in n
country town, heard one of the prison
ers through the grates of his - cell sing
ing in the softest and moat melodious
tone that favorite song; Home, sweet
Home." His sympathies were very
much excited in favor of the unfortunate
inmate of the dungeon, and. upon inqui
ring the cause of bis incarceration, was
informed that ho was put in jail for
~ beating hie wife."
A LINE in one of Moore'a songs reads
"Our couah shall be roses bespangled
To which a. sensible girl ropliecl :
" 'Twould give me the rheumatiz, and
so it would you."