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BLOOMS BURG, SATURDAY, DECEMBER 29, 18CC.
Pit ICE FIVK CEXTS.
EVERY LITTLE HELPS.
Bcr-roiEn llttlo twinkling Atar,
Awny In ynmlcr sly,
WhouM itay("Vlint llglitrnn reach eo fur
From nu'li n "tar a I?
Not in uny rnys of mine so far
As yonder rnrtlt can f.ill 1
The others so iniicli brlitlitcr nro,
I will not slilno at nil."
Hupposo n lirlKht green leaf, Hint grant
Vm the i-nsc-lmsh near,
HhouM ny, "llconuso I'm not n roso,
I will not lltiKcr here;"
Or that a dew-drop, fiosli and bright,
Upon that fragrant llower,
hhould say, "I'll vanish out of sight,
lUcanvo I'm not a shower."
rii!)wc a little ehlld should say,
"lleeuuso I'm not a man,
I will not try, In word or play,
To do what good I can,"
IVar ehlld, each star same light can glvn,
Though gleaming faintly there;
I'uiH mso leaf helps the plant tollvo;
I.'aeh dew-drop keeps It fair.
And our good Father, who's In Heaven,
And doth all creaturm view.
To every lltllo child has ghen
Hfunii needful work to do.
Kind deeds toward those with whom yon live
Kind words and actions right,
hhull 'midst tho world's dar!;nss glva
A precious little light.
niunlty aro unqiiostlouabl
jANCArtY 10th 1KW.
C. It. Huckaluw.
UlXOMMKNIIATlON OF IU. CIiAHK.
'lb the President of the United States:
But, In tlie matter of tho appoint
ment of tho Aescssorof Internal Rovc
ntio for tho Thirteenth Contrrcssional
District, ljunnsylvanla, wo Would re
commend that Robert F. Clark, Hsu., of
Rlopmsburg, ha appointed, as lio will be
acceptable to all parties, beluga man of
high chnraetcr and unblemished Integ
rity, and of largo acquaintance in tho
District. Mr. Clark was the Republican
ciindldato for Congress in IStiJ, and Is a
lawyer of eminence in the county hi
which he resides.
C. It. RUCICALliW.
January i2, isi.
. JOHN TO BKC'nr.TAUY M'CL'M.OCII
r.i:xi:iiAL cain;uon to encnr.TAUY
Ocrunr.n. 11th, lWVi.
Di:au Sin, I ntn sorry to hear that
the Assessor of the Thirteenth District
Isaac Monroe, lias been removed, and
as it was done in your absenco, I write
In the hope that tho case may bo recon
sidered and If possiblo reversed. lie
litis huld it only one year. Sir. Monroe
is a valuable man in tho Republican
party, and ho has been J believe an in
telligent and faithful ollieer. I hope
sincerely lie may bo retained. I would
go to tee you, but am compelled to join
borne friends in tho western part of the
.State. Very Respectfully,
Hun. Hugh M'Culloch, Secretary of the
Assi-ssoiw omen, "i
1 nitkiiHtati:s lNmiN.u.llKVi-.Ni-K, I
rn I'ou-KcrioM liHi'itirT,.Srm:oK t'A., f
llLOoHsni'im, I'eln'iiiirj '.TIIi 1m). J
Ihm. ltuyh M'Culloch, Secretary of
But, At tho almost unanimous re
quest of tho activoand Influential mom
bers of the Union party of this Dl-trict
I was appointed Asiessor of Internal
Revenue. I took chargo of tho ollleo
on tho ilrst of November last
Sir. Clark. Youw, etc.,
D. II. R. Ritowr.n,
A. I' Russiu,,
Wit. H. ClIAMnilltMN',
T. o. Van At.iiN.
Similar protest papers, all drawn nnd
circulated by 1. John, wero signed by a
few select Radicals at each of tho fol
lowing places; Uloomsbttrg, Espy, Rer
wlck, Tunkhannock, and l.aporte.
JCDfii: wiiiMOT iN'Tr.nnsTF.n.
, Towanha, May 1), ISM.
Dhau Silt, How stands the matter
of Clark's confirmation? Will not the
Senate promptly reject him? His ap
pointment was In no sense asked for by
tho Republicans of this District, but
was fct on foot by tho Democrats
through Uuckalow, who callod Cowan
to his aid. It would bo exceedingly
distasteful to ti3 all to have Clark con
firmed ; of lato his course has been in
utter antagonism to us as a party.
Very Truly Your.s,
a voter. nioM ikon-iuli: an intuii-
llLooMsnuita, Pa,, July 2, WA
Hon. U. StHitcun: JJcarSir, We were
greatly surprised last week to hear that
R. 1 Clark had been continued by the
Senate as Assessor of this District. We
have elnco heard that tho continuation
has been recalled. Thoro is much dis
heard. They hrfvo been defeated in a
fair fight, characterized on your part by
no concession, disclaimer, pledge, or
compromise. There was not tho slight
est disavowal of your Johiuonisin, nor
any declarations or engagements as to
your future political conduct, bo far as
I was concerned, I was determined not
to lower your ling an inch. You stand,
then, wholly freo from committals of
any description, by yourself or by your
friends. All which I supposo Is precisely
as 11 should be.
Tho Doctor fired his last shot by send'
Ing on papers against the confirmation
hlgned by his friends in Rlooinsburg,
The main paper was dated July second,
and rehashed his editorial about the
materlalsfor the Cor.UM!iiAN' coming to
your address, that you had obtained sub
scriptions for tho paper, and stating, in
general terms, that yo'tt wro nominated
in conskleration or starting tno lxii.um-
ni an. Of course I was ublo to contra
diet this last point and the others, were
treated with contempt.
I ant over,
Very truly, yours,
C. R. JJucKAi.nw
Ronr.itT P. Ci-Anii, Esq.,
tho brick hotiso next door, thought he keeping mi imago of Kate In his mind
saw afaco at tho upper window, though all tho time, with thoughts of her that
ho wasn't positive, nnd It Was nil the niado even tho dingy old oftlco look
Mime, for tea was ready, and Dick Was bright
Just a little bit hungry. So ho went Rut Sam Dodridgo didn't know what
Into tho house and sat down to tho table to think of him, ho seemed so happy
between John nnd JIary, nnd com- all day long;-and when ho questioned
menced talking ami eating just as If ho him his only reply was " 'Tlsnll right,
hadn't lost his heart fifteen minutes bo- my boy. Just wait awhile."
foro.and couldn't tell for tho llfeof him " Of course it'd all right, Dick. I know
who had It, except that It was a bcautl- there's nothing wrong; but what makes
fill young lady with melting bluo eyes you so happy V" asked Sam
and golden hair, with cheeks liko peach- " Why, don't you know?" putting on
cs and lips of roses bright with dew, n very serious look
wlio wore a blue bonnet and had tho "So
neatest llttlo foot in tho world. "Well, then, you can tell no ono,"
Rut after tea was over and Sfary had ami Hick laughed and went back to his
washed up the dlMies and put llttlo ledger; but Sam didn't ask any more
Jennio to hod. thou-'h sho had to kiss questions.
Undo Dick twlco before sho would co. So Wednesday afternoon came, nnd a
Mary came into tho parlor and sat down splendid horse with a top carrlago to
besldo Dick on tho sofa, and beunn to maicu, anu uick vernou insiiic, nuueu
civo him a dclorlous account of a young over tho level road toward Sawny'a
ladv whoso cruel narents wero about to l'ond
force her to marry a man hho did not John, with Maiynnd Katie, had gono
love. An old fellow aged enough to bo on before; but while John was fastening
ler father, ugly as sin, who would make his horse to tho stump of a tree near the
IX THE ARBOR,
riNivi.i:, tinkle, tinkle
" There comes tho horse-car, Re
appointment and surprise felt hero that !:"rry,if 'ou nro KiUS out tu May
. .... oiriH'i '
j. uiii iiiiui mi-ii iiuiL liiiiusinuii) uuuria " .,w .y ...
arebelnc made to urcludlco tho l'resi- duccd to assist Sir. Ruckalow in a
dent atrnlnst me. charirimr that lam on- scheme- to injuro tlio Republican party
posed to him. Petitions havo boon M tins district, ana to lorco upon us nu
circulated asking formy removal. Nino officer who is, under present eirctim-
tenths of tho signatures are Democrats, stances, obnoxious to almost overy Re
Not a hundred men in the J.) strict Who puDUcan m tlie District. 1 liavo no ; . , . . , , . ,
voted for Lincoln and Johnson dcire doubt that Mr. Clark will soon be In tho P' ''f JfK lf!
any change. , Democratic fold. Wo cannot object to " ",' ' V , . Zl, . : . " r.
Wo havo seven Republican papers that; but wotliiuk wo havo a right to
nubl shed in the District. Thev havo he liearawiiou lio is to bo assisted by a
her miserable all her life If ho didn't
die, nnd the probability was that tho
cros-gralned old fellow wouldn't, if ho
thought it would please anybody, lie
was rich, and so tho girl's parents
thought that It would bo an excellent
Dick Jumped from his Ftool in tho lit
tie ollice, seized ills hat, and pulled It
down over his eyes, and rushed out into
tho street and into tho crowded car,
Only just room enough for him in one
corner, where lie crushed in and almost
carried by tho lady beside him. He
thought to himself that ho had grown
askeu Diclc, feeling very mucli like ap
pearing ns champion for tho young lady,
andrunnlngthcold curmudgeon through
with a butter-knife and marrying the
maid in spile of tho did folks.
PETITION TO TUB VltESIDKNT.
To his Jiicellenvi, Andrew Johnson,
'resident of the United States:
The undersigned, citizens of tho Coun
ty of Columbia, in the Thirteenth Rev
enue District of tho State of Pennsylva
nia, respectfully represent: That they
havo heard with regret of the removal
of Isaac S. Monroe from tho Assessor
ship of said District, and of the appoint
ment of I'aleinou John to that ofilce,
and they bog lcavo to lay beforo you
some reasons for tho reinstatement of
Ho was originally appointed on the
recommendation of Hon. Henry "W.
Tracy, Member of Congress for the Dis
trict, and held the oillco for the period
of about sixteen months. No charges of
corruption or mal-admlnlatration were
mado against him, and no allegation
can bo made that the duties of the ollleo
wero not faithfully performed by him.
No necessity for a chango is believed to
havo existed, so far as requiring more
efiicieucy in the public service was con
cerned; and there is this among other
unanswerable- arguments in favor of Mr.
Monroe, that under his predecessor tho
iucomo tax for 1801 was a little over
forty-two thousand dollars, while under
Sir. Monroe for lSOo it was over ono
hundred and twenty-two thousand dol
lars. That large additional taxation was
bo fairly, laid, and .so skilfully adjusted,
that it was cheerfully acquiesced in by
all except tho.-o who could bo iiillucuccd
by I'alenion John, the present Assessor,
and his newspaper, through which ho
endeavored to make tho tax as odious
as possible by repeated, reiterated, and
malicious attacks upon the system.
For four years I'aleinou John has been
holding the lucrative ollleo ol Postmas
ter at Rloomshurg, in tho County of Co
lumbia, and only reslgne.il it to accept
the Asscssorship, and while tltat was
held in abeyance, lie declined and re
fused, to print and to publish in hi
nowMiapor, tho Columbia Count; Jte-
jmtjliean, a resolution of the Columbia
County Convention endorsing tlie rros
Ident and his appointments.
Your memorialists respectfully sub
mit that when an olllcor has been found
who Is honeit and capable, a change for
tho mere. Skoof change, Is Inexpedient
nnd more especially is this bo in an ollleo
whoso duties aro so important, respou
siblo. and complicated as those of Rov-
enuo Assessor. To supersede a man Just
when he hasacqulred a thorough knowl
edge of his business, Is to pay a premium
to incompetency ; mid to make a short
tenure of otllco the rule, Is to invito pec
ulation and fraud, because it will not
pay to bo honest.
Wo think It would bo to tho Interests
of the Government, and tho satisfaction
of tho tax payor, to havo tho office of
'Revenue Assessor again in tho hands of
IsaacS. Monroo; and you memorialists
will ever. etc.
Hbrnfid bv "William SI'Kelvy, nnd
ono hundred and flfty-olght other cltl
zoi'is of Columbia County.
all endowed my appointment and pro- Republican beuato, anil uy tncir action - " ' V t ,
test against my removal. placed in a position to do us ser ous rlUI '0 U,S' " or not
Tho charge that I am opposing the damage. Xbw hocau do us very little 03,
President is unfounded and ViKe. Inm harm, but if ho becomes our lessor he " ; ' b; 'J t
editor and publisher of the Rr Mean will havo .nelnfiuence. o ho 1 ho oil ce d or jt
at this place theoniy Union paper here.
ruin the time- of tho Raltlmorc Con
dition of which I was a member, and
upported Mr. Johnson to this time, I
have taken a bold and outspoken posi
tion in favor of Andrew Johnson, as tho nml Claris, and that tho latter has had
files of my paper will abundantly prove;
when others maligned and abused him,
stood by, defended nnd supported him,
Now theso men, his enemies and mine,
ask him to aid them in their purposes.
by rmnovlug me, and appointing ainau
acceptable to them,
Can tills be? "Will tho President turn
Wo are greatly surprised to hear that
Mr. Clark denied that he had anything
to do with tho Columihan. There is
no doubt in this community that it
owes its existence to Slossrs. Ruckalew
tho chief management of it from tho
beginning. Indeed I havo heard Sir
Clark make declarations of what ho
would insert in tlie Coi.umhian, from
which no other inferonco could be
drawn than that ho controlled it, nor
did he intend that there rliuuUl,
I understand that Mr. Ruckalew asks
lalayand tho ladles were sitting in the
boat by tho shore, Dick drove up, in a
cloud of dust, with his hor.-e all flecked
with foam, and breathing very hard, as
If the grass had not a chance to grow
under his feet.
Well, John, you didn't get much
"And Who Is this distressed maiden?" 11,0 rt of me," said Dick, jumping
" Yes, Sir, Stevenson," answered
Katie, in it trembling voice.
" And you never cared anything for
mo? Why did you not tell mo that bo
fore?" "Recauso you never asked nio," was
tho simple reply.
"And when I asked you to ho my
wife, your mother answered for you."
"What a fool I've been."
"Exactly," replied Dick, "yottv'o
hit tho nail on tho head now."
"It Is'nt my nature," said ho, after r
pause, " to marry a woman whoso heart
is already another's. I don't think 1
could ever bo happy with sucli a wo
man. I could not bo happy with you
even, Katlo, after what I know now.
Adieu 1" and Sir. Stovcnson passed out
of tho arbor toward tho house.
What he said there 1 don't know, but
10 next day Dick received o letter from
Katie, saying that ho could visit her ut
tho house now whenever lie pleased.
Rut tho visiting did not continue long,
for a month from that night when Sir.
Stevenson met them in tho arbor, thoro
was a wedding at Sir. Weaver's, and
Sir. Stevenson gavo away tho brldo ;
and Dick Vernon baid that it was tho
happiest day lio ever saw, though, by-the-by,
he has seen a great many happy
out of the carrlago and proceeding to
fasten his horse; after which they wall
led down to the boat wliero tho ladies
were, ami Mary introduced Dick to Sliss
Weaver; nnd thero was a conscious'
" Why, it's Katie Weaver sho lives hlush on Katie's faco when sho gavo
next door In that brick houo." 111111 ll(!r llnlllli "' "c motigiu sue re
Oh, ho! You don't l" exclaimed membcred seeing htm In the horse-car,
hlsliackuponhissuiiportersaiidfrleiids? Senators to vole lor his (Claries) con
fo do so, will not only be construed In- tinimtion boenun no unjwsonaijriciw.
to u rebuke of those who havo always Is bo more ol a liieiut tnan no was in
tood bv him. but it will tend to so dis- lS(i- when Mr. Ruckalew defeated him
ract and divide our District as to throw for Congress, and elected Sir. Tracy an-
ii nver inin tho hands of tho Cornier- other Republican? No. Mr. Ruckalew
leads. Ret us bo spared this humilia- rarely works without apolitical motive.
tlon and dii-crace. 110 110W fill,l)0l'ts i'u'- vitm. lortne same
Will vou bo kind enough to lay this reason mat no opposeu mm in itu oc-
communication beforo the President, cause he thinks ho can iiamago mo lie
with such smrsrestlons as you feel right, publican party by so doing.
Wrv itesiinetful v. l liopo you win sparo no enort to
l'Ai.r.MON' JOHN". imvo tins iukici'moou, mm to ueieai -ur,
Assossnr 1.1th District J'eiina.. and Clark it possible, it tno Republican
Editor and Proprietor Columbia County Senate had determined to co-operate
JOHN TO snCltUTAUY M'CUM.OC'Il
ASHENAOU'S Ol TIC!', 1
t'N'ITl'.D STATHS IM1MINAI. Kr.VUNCK, I
Urn Coi.i.i:itios HisTiiirr.Hr.viK ok l'.v f
lli.ooMSiii;uii, Murvli Niii. J
lion. Hugh JVCitlloeh, Xeerelary oj
Silt, I inclose you a copy of my Issuo
of this week. I lmvollkowisoaddrosncil
a copy to tlie President. You will sec
that tho charge that I am opposing nun
If I am sustained by yourself and tho
President, if tho patronage i3 not taken
from usand given to those who oppose
us, we shall ho ublo to mako our vigor
ous Union oriMulzatlou a unit and trl
umphantly sustain tho Administration
Assossor. tilth Dist., Peim'a.
with the Democrats of tills District, I
know of no more effectual way than in
placing such men in olllcial positions
Ret tho President Humiliate any respec
table Democrat for tho oillce, ami we
will cheerfully assent.
C. R. Paxton
JOHN Finr.s itis last fit'N, which
KICK AT TUG lllUStX'll.
,oo.Msimo, l'a., July 2, l-HR
To the Honorable Hep. Senators of the
( mted Mates:
We hear tooursurpriso that Mr. R. F.
Clark, the aspirant for tho Assessorship
of this District has represented to come
of vou that ho is not connected with
nor Interested in the Coi.L'MiiiAN, the
new Johnson paper started at this place.
We beg to say that this Is false.
The press and tho material of the
Coi.fMiiiAN wero bought in Phlladel
swallowed up by some awful monster
but was still a denizen of this earth
this world of woe, this vale of tears
Yes, It was all right. Sam was there
but where was ho? Ho felt very much
liko a chicken about to be gathered tin
tier the wing of its mother " only moro
;o," ho thought
When tho conductor camo into tho
car, Dick began to fumblo around for
pocket which ho knew must be some
where, and at last was successful
though ho wasiPt p-j-lttvo vhiuihrr tli
pocket belonged to him or tlie lady be
side him. However, as it contained a
ticket, it answered every purpose, and
so passing It to tho conductor, ho look
ed up out of his nest and well, ho
whistled, very low, almost under his
breath ; and thon ho said " Jehu !" in a
whisper, for right opposite linn, encased
in ono of tho neatest, sweetest bluo bon
uuUonly a liny shell of blue silk and
laco and ilowers was tho most wou
drously beautiful f.ico that was over
seen (yes, and Dick was willing to bet
on it) in a horso-car since the first tram
way was laid.
And so Dick sat looking at tho beauti
ful faco, nnd growing very much in love
with it, till the-tender blue eyes that be
lom:ed to thebeautlful faco did the same
when thev both looked nway, and he
nestled down further Into tho corner,
just stealing a glanco occasionally when
ho thought sho was looking mo otuer
wav, only to become more and more
bewitched, until at last ho was almost
tempted to rush out and cut away one
of the car-horses, spring upon the back
of the noblo (?) steed, Implore tho young
udv to tlv with him which of course
she would do when they would gallop
off with the speed of the wind on a
calm day, to some bright llttlo islo of
Rut lust then tho lady besido him
arose, pulled the strap, tho car stopped,
tho lady got out, followed by tno angui
with tho beautiful faco and tno tenner
bluo eyes, who woro tho bluo bonnet
with the little white Ilowers In tho back
Dick, starting to his feet.
" Don't what?" asked his sister in
some alarm, grasping 111s arm.
"Don't say so."
" Yes, I said so; but why?"
" Then I've seen her 1"
Dick, in a very solemn tone, resuming
his seat, "es, these eyes havo seen
her, and and "
" Well, that isn't very strange."
"Nu! Oh, no, it's nothing 'to sco tho
most beautiful woman that ever trod
trying to (latter himself that she did
Rut whether sho remembered him or
not I do not know, and sho didn't tell,
though she made herself very agreeable
to Dick, and ho did everything in his
replied power to plcaso her, and they became
excellent menus 111 a very snort space
of time. And they rowed all around
the lake and filled tho boat with lilles-
aiH. Jv.atlo sat down and mado a wreath
of them when they got ashore, and put
it on Dick's head; but ho thought it
the earth-nothing to behold tho lie-lit wouui do moro becoming to nor, ami so
of her radiant countenance, perhaps; crowning her with the lilies, ho whisper-
mid thoso eyes, so blue, so tender, and -iy queen!" and looked so very
so Oh, yes, that foot, that bonnet Oh
no, 'tis nothing perhaps."
" Aro you crazy, Dick ?"
" No," after a pause, " I'm only in
lovo; but that is quite as bad, perhaps.
And she Is to bo married?"
" Yes," replied Mary, looking very
wid, w'lllo pnir nirk felt very much
like trying; and John said 11 lie was a
much as If ho meant It that Katlo blush
ed, sho didn't know why, but I think
she was trying to fancy how Mr. Steven
son, that old man that her father want
ed her to marry, would look, on his
knees before her, crowning her with
lilies, and whispering " Sly queen I"
Rut Dick wasn't thinking of rivals
then ; and when John snld that it was
young man ho would see what could bo time to start for homo, Dick stood up,
i John's rno-rnsT danvii.m: copy
Da.nv 1LI.K, Montour County, l'i nn'n.,
May, SI, IsuU.
itns. "T. Mnncrit: Dear Sir, Wo
-1.,.. .1 l.i..k in Al f'l.ivl.-'a 111
r. ' 1 , , i-, nr of It ; and Dick, lo,klnS.mtnrtcr them,
.,. ....i....t :..o... saw that it was tho corner of Slay streul
suoscnuers mm uisuiuuuna r""!". , , . , ... ... ii.i
. 1. 1,. r..i 1., i..' i,n ,.M. anil re c muK nun mi -IO.V.. .......
ttises unions ins u.v.m . w. . ... - , . - .0
nskln-- them to do tho same. All uu mi j
. , C.,1.,1 t.l,i lli.lt
: .. . ,,, . . .. , t, 1 ii. ...i. i.n ,.., corner, arm aiso ir.iviuK a mi... ik... ......
understand that an attempt wi.i uu tno auvom mS ' . V .... k-ti.n 1,1.1 ho started for. he arose
to mat oiuce, ami wnen -
u dally habit of visiting ' lol owed 00.
JtECOMMn.VDATION' OF KE-AlTOIN'T-MUST.
In tho matter of tho removal of Isaac
S. Monroe, lato Assessor of Internal
Rovenuo for tho Thirteenth District of
Pennsylvania, we Imvo to represent that
as ho had served but sixteen months or
thereabouts, his removal was not well
advlsod upon grounds of public policy,
and ills reinstatement will bo an act of
justice to him and conformable- to pub
We assert His competency as a busi
ness man for tho post, and It is endorsed
by leading nion of tho county, and HU
fidelity and good istnudlug iu tuo com
nadu to secure tho confirmation ol R. control he takes
t. rinrU- us Assessor of Internal Rev- at home is In the uaiiy
pnue for tills (Thirteenth) RUtrlct. Wo tho wine. It is universally understood
respectfully and earnestly beg lcavo to and bell
mi 1 or mil iirnti'st aL'alnst it. with the
. . . . . 1
First. Recatno his appointment lias ing spirit, it is lurinerumiersioou nuu
never been asked for by any Republican believed that there was an agreement
,r (i.u nutrti't who has tho confidence that he should bo made Assessor on con-
of tho party or the support of tho people, dltlon that ho and his friends would
Second. Recauso his continuation start a .lounson paper nere, uuu mom"
would bo extremely olfenslvo to tho ac- patronage to build up a Johnson party
five, reliable, and working Republicans I In this District to break down and do-
of tho District.
Third. Recauso his nomination
secured by tho abandonment 01
former principles, nnd under an arran
meat that a paper snouui uu . . s ,t,, imn
Rloonisburg in hostility to mo nepiuiii- M whltinoyer,
can party and thocatisool tho country, uj. n. jiingier
And he walked up May street behind
Dick couldn't help thinking so, think
Inu' too that tho soft pit-pat ol tho-o
llttlo boots on the pavement was tho
sweetest music lio over heard a sort of
bootee solo, I suppose, far btiperlortoG.
Swalm Ruckley on tho bones ; but just
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was I Z U M .ur! ot gush of lovollno.i right In his face
his sMmloprlin, I. W, Hartman, rmd Xt
"o- J l. t . iiartinaii, 1:. .ueiiufiuiiiii, o.v-i
"... Aiboit i- Yost. E. R. Drinker, door to His sister's.
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V. P. Drinker,
h. T. Sharple-s,
Fourth. Tho appointinent anil reten
tion of Dr. John, tho present Assessor,
Is entirely satisfactory to overy true ttc-
ptiblicau, and dlstasteiui oniyto musu
who oppose tho majority in Congress.
;.. Tho relectlon of Mr. Clark will
strengthen and confirm tho people In
their carnost support 01 tno majui n,v "
Congress , showing, as it v nyy y , ' " ' ; ' .. ,.olllml!Hloll nS(1,.0 tUu,,v.s called him, who, accortllng
mesa lll mil u.oisvt.v ... , ,
..... . . . 1.. .11.1 t.nt Uwnn nun
our faithful and eiucioni lncims i u"
ify their and our political enemies
Will you plcaso state
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ICphralm P. LuU, J. K. Edgar,
Tin: st'iuicrr cosci.uDr.D,
WiMiiiMiroN. Tin-winy Kvi nlmi. Julys, IW
My Dr.Aii Hut, Tho child is fully
born nnd hl naino is Robei t.
This light has been well contested,
Ho stood still Just for n moment to
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recover iiunseii iroiu mu uuim m uunu..
that Had almo,t i-wamped him, and
thon renieiiihcrliig that It was tea tlmo
and that his sister always waited for
him Saturday ovculngs, he hurried on
and found Her .standing in tho door
and llttlo Jennie, his niece, came out to
tlie gate to meet Him. Bo ho took her
In His arms and gavo Horn kiss, saluted
icr "dear John,
i.i iw i.i,n 1-111 vimr unit successiu at 111s sister uarv uuu
.1... t-o ,,., i,i, fnriiiprcrmllriiia. to her nccuunt. was 0110 of tho host mis
lllll IIUI .-c.w .., w... . , . ,. ., II I .l III,. .ln.r
tlon, for your opponents nave now nan uuius mat over m,Mo." ;
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plcomn from that animal aiier uie
loutuai uiieiiuvs, .w..,
state these facts to the a most complete hearing and fu 11 oppor- Ui
11a.no of all tho friends tunlty to exert their powers. '1 hey can- w
She 'So iihT reject I Z!nU have not been .asl.lon of dogs, and then, looking up at
done; and Dick asked what that would
bo, and John said he didn't know, and
Mary said sho couldn't think, and Dick
said it was a great shame, and SI" try
and John said so, too. And Mary said
ho o'vht to lio tied up and whipped ;
and John thought Stato prison too good
fur him, while Dick said Ho should bo
hung up as high as Hainan ; and though
they talked till ten o'clock, they didn't
conclude what they would or could do
about it, but went to lied iu a very sorry
framo of mind.
Tho next day was Sunday, a long,
dreary, rainy day. Dick went to church
In the forenoon, but in the afternoon ho
staid at homo nnd read part of the time,
and thought about Katie Weaver, and
how he might love her, and how happy
they could be that is, providing she
could love him, and thero was no old
curmudgeon of a rival iu tho way ah,
that was the rub.
Ami m ho laid there on the sofa in the
back parlor, the shutters all closed, witli
only a dim light in the room, holding a
book in his Hand, with his eyo fixed on
the toe of his slipper, thinking, think
ing, thinking, till ho becamo very des
perate, and was almost willing to under-
ako anything tor the sane 01 ivaue;
nit thero wasn't anything for him to do
that He could think of except to wait,
and just then somo one tailed :
"Tea is ready, Undo dick," ami nt-
tlo Jennio was5tandlng In the doorway
waiting for him. So ho took her up In
his arms and kissed tho llttlo round,
isv faco, and carried her out to supper,
thinking to himself how happy sister
Marv and John ought to bo with such a
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SWeOt lltUO DUIHllO III SIIUSIUIIL- in L-lilll-
leii their Hearts, for Dick loved chil
One evening more in tlie parlor, Dick
sitting at the window looking across
tho garden at tho tall brick houe, and
John lying on the sofa with little Jennie
in his arms listening to her innocent
prattle, and Mary reading thero In the
little rocking-chair, swaying to ami iro,
and looking up at John and smiling oc
casionally. Ry-and-by she put down
her Hook and turned to Ricli
' John didn't tell you we wero going
to Sawny's Pond next edtiesday ."
" No, I Havn't Heard anything about
it before," replied Dick, turning away
from tho window.
"Well, wo are, and Katlo is going
with us. Couldn't you drive out there
alone, say about fuur o'clock .
" Don't know Hut I could," nnd he
twirled his moustache for a moment,
and then brought his Hand down on his
kneo very hard-" and I will," Ho add
ed. " It's Ju-l what I've been wanting."
" Ye-, and Katlo wouldn't bo thero if
you went with us, you know Mrs.
Weaver wouldn't allow It."
" No, of course not," said Dick; "but
I shall bo thero all the same."
And bo It was settled, and Dick went
back to the ofilce and his seat on the
Higlitftool next morning quite cheerful,
and looked down at Katlo sitting there
on tho grass, and asked her if sho didn't
think it would be mord co.mfortabIo to
ride Homo with him than to go witli
John and crowd them into ono carriage;
and sho said sho thought it would,
though of courso sho didn't think any
thing about tho pleasure of Dick's soci
oty any moro than lio did of hers.
They becamo very well acquainted on
tho way homo; and though they knew
thero was no one to hear, still they talk
ed very low to each other, and Dick
found out 11I4 about His rival, Mr. Ste
venson, and I don't know but ho went
so far as to Hint that the old gentleman
never could lovo her as a "certain
young man" always would, for the sim
ple reason that he couldn't help it
Rut I know that Dick thought that
the ride homo was very short. Even
Katlo mado tho remark that Dick had a
very fast horse, though John nnd his
wife had been at Home half an hour at
If old Sir. Weaver had been awako Ho
might have heard something out by the
gato that sounded very much like
kissing; but then it might not havo
been that, though I don't think
Dick Vernon's conscience would Havo
ever troubled Him if Ho had kissed such
a pretty girl as Katlo Weaver, oven if
tho old folks Had been unwilling
After that Dick and Katlo met very
often. 1 1 was generally at tho liouso of
Dick's sister Slary, though sometimes
thev had stoleu interviews iu the gar
den by moonlight ; and Katlo camo to
think very much of Her younger lover,
and was almost persuaded to run off
with him in spite of tho old lolks; but
she alwavs said wait till she was of age.
and then she would havo a right to do
as sho ploa-ed that was only three
months longer, and so Dick tried to be
as natleut as he could.
And at last tho thrco mouths Had
nearly expired. "Only a week longer,'
said Dick as they sat on the seat in the
grape arbor. Katlo trembled just a lit
tie, and Dick put both arms around hor
and pres-ed her to his bosom and kl-se
her, Just as ho thought lio had a rig!
to: but Katlo looked up then, gav
a llttlo shriek, and fell back into dick'i
What was tho trouble? Nothing
only Mr. Stevenson had appeared, at
least Dick thought It was he. And now
He stood In tlie arbor doorway lookln,
very sternly at the lovers, though ho
didn't sneak at once
" Walk in," said Dick, determined
not to Ho frightened till ho saw some
cause to ho .-0,
Tho old gentleman advanced a few
step toward htm, lrew out his smiti
box, took a pinch, put up tho box, tool.
out his handkerchief, and then spoke
" Young man," said he, "do you lov
" Retter than my life," Dick replied
drawing Katie closer to him
" And, Miss Katie, do you love till
THE DEGENERACY OF YOUNG
A city exchango asks, "Why Is It that
tho proportion of young met) in this
country who turn out badly is 60 much
larger than it Used to be?" nnd finds a
solution of its question in tho nuswer
that "a spirit of falso pride induce pa
rents to put their boys into stores and
offices rather than apprcntico them to
jood trades." "Slcchanics and laboring
men," tlie writer adds, "have too gen
erally imbibed tlie idea that they ought
tF place their boys a peg abovo tho
drudgery or manual labor, which, how
ever, is a great mistake." Tills expla
nation falls to explain satisfactorily a
stato of things tlie reality of which can
not but bo admitted. Tho ambition of
parents jn the lower walks of lifo to
placo their sons in a moro elevated po
sition is certainly most laudable. In
deed, it Has always boon tho boast or
America that her institutions favorod
tho advancement of all classes to tho
most eligible positions. It Is doubtless
true that many mistake their vocation,
and make their lives failures simply
bceatiso theyatteniptcd to be that which
their mental calibre positively forbade.
Numbers who -would havo excelled iu a
mcclianlral trade, fail utterU nt
tempting tu uu clergymen, lawyers, or
doctors. Rut this is 110 reason why an
uneducated laboring man should not, if
Ho can afford it, givo His children tho
education of which lio was himself de
prived in early life. Tho error lies to
some oxtcnt In tlie parent failing to dis
cover tlie bent of tho child's mind, and
placing Him in the position which ho
can fill most creditably and with most
advantage to himself. Ono child may
have a natural tanto for mechanics, an
other for letters. Each is equally useful
to the community. Rut if tho former
is compelled to poro over Latin and
Greek, and the latter is apprenticed to a
wheelwright's or a machine shop, thero
will probably bo auother wretched mo
clianic, and another weak professional
man, added to the poor ones that already
Tlie true cause for tho degeneracy of
10 morals of the youth of tho present
iv is infinitely broader than In tho fact
that laboring men wish to place their
sons "a peg liiguer" man ineniseivus.
is to be found in the general lowering
of tho moral standard or tho community
liich lias been painfully pcrceptiblo
during tho la-t fow years. Whatever
lav bo tho fact as to tho good which
uis been accomplished by tho war, it Is
to bo feared that It has been largely
counterbalanced by tho fiood of vice and
mmorallty with which It has deluged
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our land. .Distinctions uoiwcen ubiii.
and wrong seem, In tho minds of many,
to bo completely obliterated. The moral
miasma of war, which, during the con
test, was visiblo Iu tho immediate vicin
ities of the camp, nnd in localities cspo-
clallv liable to be ailected, lavs been car
ried by tho most natural causes into
nearly every villago in tho land, con-
amiuating thousands who havo nun-
rto been pure.
Tho political and financial condition
of the country has also helped on tho
ruin of Hundreds of young men. Money
easily obtained is easily npent, and ten
dollars now changes hands Willi less de
liberation than one dollar threo years
luce. Hence has arisen a careless anu
freo expenditure on tho part 01 cierus
and young men, which Hasbcen the ruin
of hundreds. Nothing Is more truolluu
that tho bluest way to ruin a young man
Is to allow him fivutiso of money beforo
his principles aro fixed, Allurements
In a thousand enticing forms meet hint
at every step, and too ofton provo suc
cessful In accomplishing their object.
Nor aro tliesu baneful Inlluciices ooiiun-
ed to any particular class. All depart
ments of business mid professional llfo
feel tlicin sensibly, and It will bo long
beforo they cease to exert their perni
cious ollects on society.
Histrtio weuronot so bad asweinlght
be, and It Is al-o truo that we might bo
much better than wo are. 1 f tho Inllu
enco of the pulpit, the press, and tho
oxamples of leading men weio as favor
able to high moral clmractor as formerly,
we might Hopo fur Improvement. Hut
when notoriously lmm6ral men tuo
placed in high ofilce by ull political