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DENGATE, Surveyor, Warriors.
mark. Pa. [apl2,",-1.
CALDWELL, Attorney -at -Law,
No. 111, '.141 street. Office formerly d
sore. Woods & (np12;71.
L. R. R. WIESTLING,
respectfully offers his professional services
citizens of Huntingdon and vicinity.
e removed to No. (11S1 Hill street. (Surrn's
J. C. PLEM3IING respectfully
)ffers his professional services to the eitizons
itingdon and vicinity. Office second floor of
ighant's building, on corner of 4th and Ilia
D. P. MILLER, Office on Hill
• street, in the room formerly. occupied by
hn M'Culloch, Huntingdon, Pa., would res-
Ily offer. his professional services to the citi-
F Huntingdon and vicinity. Dan.4,'7l.
1. A. B. BRUMBAUGH, offers his
professional services to the community.
c on Washington street, one door east of the
is Parsonage. Uan.4;7l.
J. GREENE, Dentist. Office re
moved to I.,eis ter's new building, Hill street
ngdou. Dan. 4,71.
L. ROBB, Dentist, office in S. T.
Br: wn's new building, No. 520, Mill St.,
ngdon, Pa. [np12,71.
GLAZIER, Notary Public, corner
• of Washiugton and Smith strrets. 111 -
m, Pa. . [ jan.l2'7l.
C. MADDEN. — .
• Otlce, N. —, Bill street, lluntingdon,
SY.LVANUS BLAIR, Attorney-at-
Low, Huntingdon, Pa. Office, Hill Ftreet,
duors west of smith. Dan.4'7l.
IL PATTON, Druggist and Apoth
ecary, opposite the Exchange Hutt!, Hun
en, Pa. Prescriptions accurately compountled.
Liquors fur Medicinal purposes. [n0v.23,'70.
lIALL MUSSER, Aiturney-at-Law,
Huntingdon, Pu. • Office, second floor of
,r's new building, Hill street. (jan.4;7l.
Law, Huntingdon, Pa., will practice in tlic
tl Courts of Huntingdon county. Particular
:ion given to the gettletnent of estates of deco-
lee in lie douuNAt. Building. [fe1,.1;71
A. POLLOCK, Surveyor and Real
Estate Agent, Iluntingdou;Fa., will attend
rreying in all its brneises. Will also buy,
sr rent Farms, Holmes, and Real Estate of ev
ind, in any part at the United States_ send
V. MATTERN, Attorney-at-Law
and General Claim Agent, Hunti; , 4.lon, l'a.,
ors' claims against the Government for buck
bonnty, widows' and itivalid pensions attend
with great care and promptness.
ice on Hill street.
ALLEN LOVELL, Attorney-at
-• Law, Huutiugdon, Pa. Special attention
to COLLECTIONS of all kinds; to the seal,-
of Estates, &e.: and all other Lezal Business
,cuted with fidelity mud dispatch.
Et. Office iu room lately occupied R. Milton
r, Esq. [jan.l,'7l.
CLEs ZENTMYER, Attorney-at-
Law, Huntingdon, Pa.. will attend proulptly
l legal business. Office in Cunninglun's new
M. & M. S. LYTLE, Attorneys
• at-Law, Huntingdon, Pa., will attend to
inds of legal business entrusted to their care.
tee on the south side of Hill street, fourth door
of Smith. Lian.4;7l.
• A. ORBISON, Attorney-at-Law,
1• Office, 321 Hill street, Huntingdon. Pa..
&COTT. S. T. DIZOWS. I, DAILEY
3017, BROWN S. BAILEY, At-
torneym-at-Law. Iluntingdon. l'a. Pensions,
ali claims of !Soldiers and soldiers' heirs against
3overnment will be promptly prosecuted.
lice on Hill street. Dan:4'7l.
W. MYTON Attorney-at-Law, Hun
• tin g ,,ton, Pa. OM. with J. Sewell Stewart,
J - ILLIAM A. FLEMING, Attorney
at-Law,-llnntingdon,Pa. Speeial attention
,a to collection,. and all other kgal business
mind to with CA. and Promptness. °Mee. No.
Ii ill strea. [apl9;il.
'XCHANGE HOTEL. Huntingdon,
Pa. JOHN S. MILL'EP., Proprietor.
F ILLER & BUCHANAN,
To. 223 Hill Street,
Lpril 5, '7l-Iy.
4 - EAR THE RAILROAD DEPOT,
COR. WAYNE and JUNIATA STREETT
UNITED STATES HOTEL.
CL.IIN & CO., PnOPRIETORS
ZIOBT. KING, Merchant. Taylor, 412
IP Washington street, Huntingdon, Pa., a lib_
.1 share of patronage respe“tfutly solioiced.
(pril 12, 1671.
EWISTOWN BOILER WORKS.
-4 SNYDER, WEIDNER k CO., Manta.-
•ors of Loom:notice and Stationary Boilers, Tanks,
:les, Filling-Barrows for Inrmices, and Sheet
.n Work of every deserir.tion. Works on Logan
set, Lewistown, Pa.
All orders ly attended to. Repairing
de at shore n0,,0. [Apr 5,:71,1y..
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cl• 1 ' ,r = 1
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. • f. I:LECTIoN
T ; ::.•TO BE 14! Mil
tht,) of .1.41,, 1 I :1
One i.r.utx 1,n7 the ikhice of Su: . • . .0.1 or the
t . :11ttlutiV.,::11111 of i'enn-I'l van la.
One pereon for the °thee of President ..,fhf,o t;fe come
ties of Cambria, iflair and If untannlon.
Ozte toe.rion 117: tiro office of Ao3:;:::ato Judge of Lim - ajar;
tlon coon I y.
Vito per.ont to represent 1.10. floating:Loa in tlu
Iluube iteixto , ont.t , ,.... 11 • • l-lont'eanli 1,11.
Mee 4:1 C.nnier or
fell I.C . Cou fur th
bite parr.: far the office al Auditur ,•. •t•.::...
-- I;;llrluance of va;da,t, I al,o liereioy mai. • : •• • •••
give ilottre, that the !,lace:: of hohling , , •
eleetiuu ill the tieveml election ‘. ,••• .. •
co . 9xity .. or yuntuagtm : ap!.!'ollou:s, to 1
I.litrikt,eoeBi7e,e,iot the lowEithip • • ... •••• ••,
the I:nitre Scheel 110 e ,e.
Yd distr:ct, compose . ' or .Dil1:1.11
Hill School House, Nelson',, townbLip.
:n1 district, coniloled of bo'entelt of W.L.r . ...:...mark tow;i
ehip, as is not include! in the 11,th district, at the echo.:l
houee adjoining the Lowe of bentrli.
4th €ll;trict, Z.:maposed a 11,0 1,1.11411 tp ui iic.peweii; at
Lth dittriet, ec:mpo,ed of thn town,itip of . B arrer, :he
hou,e ot J4lllO, L.V111,,1011, in :1:0 1t.0.,1 0: t.:11/1.411 . ,., 111
roilipo , ol CI, of Eitir:cy,Lurg,
that part ..1 towtohip of &inky tot tucitt inn
within ill, ,intits O. Inol, here:nal:,ateo
nta,i sth the flu., of Fra:ier, dee
- . .
7th ili;tr;et, c conv,,,ed ni Port., and pri, of Walker
township, and eu utuou of 11e.d town-lap as in
•1. , tril :et the znt,
west corner of Caufinan's tat the hunk of the
Little Juniata river, to the lower end or .Jack,..'”arrov,,,
thsasu tan northwesterly direction W the tuo,t uotalua ly
part of the farm owned by Michael Maguire, thence aorta
aft degrees west to the tap of Ituisey's luountuat to int er
sect tae of Fran..din taw le,hip, thence along the :And
line to hi the Juniata river, thous., down the meat to the
place of begillll/11g, at the public sehuol 1:011,0
the tionnun Reformed Church, iu the Larough of stlex.su
Ct1...101.4 of the township of rrauklin, at
the he of two. 1, ...14ttern, 1.1 ,a:
9th diAriet, etimposed ot '
2ell township, a the Union
school Ileum°, near tne Union Itleetuqt house, in said town-
tit!, trzit, contiiOsetl eY t: Ilion township ' at Grani
bclit..l house, iu the borough of Mapleton, iu said township.
district, eutclicx,ed of iirauy tuwitslitp, at the Ceat
Brit.!Lowe, until township.
diStitCt, 01 2.i.)11 . 18 township, rtt puhlic
school house in mitt township.
14th district, ....4niposediftif that pert t i IVesst township •
not included iu ith and 116th districts, at tile puLlic school
house on the farm now owned by Miles Lewis (iuriacrly
owned by James Minis), in said towuslisp.
ceinposQ m IVaiker townsnip, at the Iniusi
of Benjamin Magahy, in 31Conuelbstown.
lath district, composed of tho township of Toil, th,
anion sctwoi Louse, in said township.
11th district, comptmed of Oueida . towitship, at the house
of William Long, artn Bpring.
. . . . .
18th distriet, - ;annposete of Croat wall township, at the
house noT uteupied loy David Etnire, Orbisotont.
loth district, composed the borough of Birmingham,
with the several tracts of laud near to and attached to the
same, now owned and oceupied by Thomas IL //wens, John
Meeahan, Andrew Robeson. John Geusimer and Win.
Geusinter, end the tract of laud now owned by George and
John 64oeuberger, known us the teeter tract, situate in
the township of It tu riorstuark, at the public school house
itt said Iffougii.
di,ria, comp...al of . (ho township.of Rt th,
publicsclinol hon., ink:42.1,11e, in Hurd
21st district, composed of tile township of Jackson, at
the public lioum of Edward Littloi, at McAlary's Fort,
iu said township.
. . - .
224 liat.ict, ‘colopoEed of the township of Clay, at th 4
public soliool Louse in Scoltille.
Zhl district, CUIIINSCii of the tt,w.hipof Pena, at the
public school house W Markicsburg, iu said townehip.
24th district, onnpoccti crettietlus to N;it :
That all tlntt part of Shirley township, Ituntingtlon coun
ty, l y in g mud uttlnu the I:lll,3vutin ale.acc.bed Luau
. , .
Beginning at the tuter,ccitou of Condi and Shirley town
ship hues with the-Juniata river, Olt the south Mae there
of • titmice alone soot Union township line for the distonee
of throe miles Front said river; thence oastworilly, by a
stioight line,to the point whore the main final .Eby's tuill
to liernittuy valley, crosses the manta of Sandy ridge;
thumb northwardly along the summit of Sandy ridge to
the river Juniata,and thence up said river to the place of
beginning, slmll hereafter forma separate election district;
that the qualified voters of said election district shall
hereafter bold their general and township elections in the
public school house iu Mount Union, in saiddistrict.
district, comp.,' of all that pat of the Borough
of iltatingdon,l3 - ing east o: - I , Itth street, and aho all tin.°
parts of 1% - ather au:! Porter townships, heretofore voting iu
Ilan Borough of Iltaitlugdon, at the east window of the
Court House, lir mid iforough.
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nth ass:riet, cc.rai,osed of all that part of the Borough
of ..untaig.lon, ' we, 01 kiftlt strait, at th, we,
window of the Curt floa3e.
ill district, compared of the borough of PetersLerp and
that part of 11 est township, west and north or a litre
metal Ileuttereon and West townships, at or near the Wane
Springs, to the Franklin towuchip hue on the tep of Tus
sey's mountain, 00 as to include 111 the new thstrict thn
houses of David Waldsmith, Jacob Longauecker, Thos.
Ilamer, James Porter, sod Johu bail, at the srhuoi house
in the borough of Petersburg.
. . . . .
gsth district, composed of Juniata township, at the house
of John Peightal, on the land, of Henry Isenberg.
27th district, composed of Carbon township, recently
erected out of a part of flfe Territory of Tod township, to
wit: cairn:fencing eta Chestnut Oak, on the summit of Ter
race momintin, at the Hopewell township line opposite the
dividing ridge, in the Little Talky; thence south fifty-two
degrees, east three hundred and sixty perches, to a stone
heap on the Westeru rMaimit of trona Top Mountain;
thence north sixty•aeven degree, cast three hundred and
twelve perches, to a yellow -pine; thence south fifty-two
degrees, east Foyoll hundred:id seventy-two perches, to a
Chestnut Oak; thence- shalt fourteen degrees, east three
hundred and lifty-one perches, too Chest:tot at the cu.,
. . .
sod oC floury S. land; thence Mouth thirty-uneaud
a half degrees, east two hundred attd nincty-tour perches,
tort Chotutit Oak on the eunnuit of a spur of hrtad Top,
on the western side of John TorraVe Emu; south Sixty
live degrees, east nine hundred end thirty-four perches, to
a stone heap on that:lay tow uelt;p line, at the bile &Iwo!
Douse, to the village of Dudley.
cos;;pose3 of the borough of Coa!aloof, et
thoyublic school hon.,la sa id bonni,it.
. . . .
comp:Tsell of Lincoln Tt;trnship, tmyinuing
at a pine on the Summit of Timmy mountain on the line
between lilair and Huntingdon counties, thence by the
division line south,tift3-eight degrcea east seven hundred
and ninety-sight perches to ablack onk in middle of-town
ship; thence forty-two and one-buff degrees east eight
hundred aud two perches to a pine on summit of Terrace;
thence by line of Tod township to corner of Penn town
ship; thence by the lines of the tow.ilip of Penn to the
summit of I oy mountain; thence n!org said summit
with line of Blair county tuplace of beginaing, at odic°
ltuu School House
d:d district' cooxposed of ILO borough of liop:etoa, nt
Cue Gyuut school hotho l / 2 iu borough.
district, coultrozeil of the borough of !fount Union,
at the school house, in said borough.
district, ei:auposed of tin biiruugh a Broad T.!,
City, at the public school house, in said .oninel.
Z.lth district, comp:sus - I of the bortouGh td Three Spritg,,,
at the public school house, in r s uid borough.
- laith ' district, composed of Shol" Gap'liarough, at tile
public school house, in said borough.
I also muse known awl give notice, no in and by the
I.oth section of the aforesaid act I am directed. that “evers
person, excepting jualees of the palm, who shall hold
any office or oppotutumnt of profit or trust under the gov
erment of the United fitates, or of this state, or of any
city or corporated district, whether a commissional officer
or agent, who is or shall be raployal under the legisla
tive, executive or justiciary department of this fitate, or
of the United States, or of aoycityorlucurporolotidis
trict, and also, that every manlier of Congress, anti of the
Slate Legislature , and of the select or common council of
any city, commissioner of any incorporated district, is by
law incapable of bottling or exercising at the same time,
the office or appointment of Judge, inspector or clerk of
any election of this Commonwealth, and that na inspector
or judge, or other tinker of any such election shall he
eligible to any office to be then voted for."
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Aliso, that in the 4th section or the Act c.f A sndnbly,
ontitled"An Act rola:lug to executions and for other pur
poruiT approied April 16th, 1040, it is enacted that the
afore-aid 10th section "shall not be so constructed IJ
prevent any militia or borouzit officer front serving as
judge, or inspector or clerk if any general or special elec
tion in this Gounnouwealt h."
By the Act of of IE9, known as the Registry
Lay, itjs ',prided as foiiCtrS :
Ogice are to open the polls between lLe
Lours of six and seven, d. 31., on the day of election.
Before six o'clt;e1: in the morning of scmal Tuesday of
October they are to receive from the County Com.ais
sioners the 11egislered List of Voters and all necessary
eiectiou Wan:is; and they aro to permit minion vote
whose name is out on said Ilst, nolos ho shall make proof
of his right to vote as follows:
2. The'persen whose name is not on the claiming
the right to vote must produce a qualified voter of the
district M swear in a written or printed affidavit to the
residence of the claimant in the district for at least ten
days next preceding said election, defining clearly where
the lesiduire et the person u as.
t. Mei — arty claiming the right to vote shall also make
an affidavit, stating to the best of his knowledge and be
lief where and when he was burn, that he is a citizen of
Pennsvlvaniaand of the United States, that he has resided
in the State one year, or, if formerly a citizen therein and
removed therefrom. that be has resided therein six
months next precedingsaid election, that be has not moved
iota the district fur the purpose of voting therein, that he
has paid a State or comity tax within two years, which
WaA lea.7t ten days befOre the elettron, aittl the
althiavit 2,41 mute when tied where the tax wai a,essed
and paid, and tho tax receipt tiot, I,e proloci,•l Milt`, tile
alhant shall state that it ha been lost or destroyed, or that
he received none.
4. 11 the applicant be a tativalizod citizen, he must, in
addition to the foregoing . proofs, state in his affidavit when,
where, and by what court be wan natuzalized and produce
his certificate of naturalization.
5. Every person, claimin, to lie n naturalized citizen,
whether on the registry list, or prodneing affidavits 141
afuresakl, shall he required to produce hie lintinulization
certificate at the election before voting, accept where he
has 'wen her tea years conseentively a voter in the district,
where lie offers to vote; awl an the vote at oetch a person
being received, the Election o:llcere are to write or elan*
the "voted . ' Oil his certificate with the month end
year. and :loather vote eau be cast that day in virtue of
said certificate except where sons are entitled to vote upon
the wituralication of their tither.
: , 1,L15-tf
G. If the ikerson claiming to vote who is not registered
shall make an affidavit that he ie R native horn citizen
.d the United States, or. if born ebevehore, shall produce
evidence of biz naturalization, or that ho is entitled to
citizenship by rococo of his father's naturalicatien, and
further, that he is between ',land yeats of age, and has
reddest in the :Rata one year, and in the election distrtet
ton Jaya nest preceding the election, he shall be entitled
to vote though he shall not have paid tale
In accordance with the provision of the Sth section of
an act entitled *A fivther cupplement to the election Laws
of this Cutninonwealtli," 1 publi4ll the following,
Wnenew, By the act of the Cougrem of the Unite.]
;fate:, entitled "An Act to amend the several acts hereto
fore paced to provide for the enrolling, and call.ag out of
the national force, and fur other purposes," and approved
March &I, all persons who have deserted the military
or naval services or the United States, and who have not
been discharge , ' or relieved Cram the penalty or disability
herein 11,0,1,-i arc deemed and taken to have volunta
rily rolinquisheu and forteited their rights of citizenship
sod their ririit.+to become eitizeni, tuel are deprived of
nay of chi:S.W; , .
re: .•ilizt , r, of the lillited States
an:!in the i'.o.,titati“a awl laws of PeattLtylvania,
t::11•••i ~,tot, of t!ti, t orautonwoalth.
:•,oa- bv he ho I i chi+ I olano;Vezatb, it shall be milaw
i .1 th••
.hhh, any such eleeth,n3 to re
,..•!vt•nny Imll, or !,:Moll from any purson or persons
io t, anal rohject to the disability
r Agreii, approved .:leech iscz,
: :..• f :L . ;toy Loch rem. to Wier to
vote oils hallo! .yr bo!lots.
e.r.C.:!.. That if any soehjudgo and inspectors of election,
or any one of them shall receive or consent to receive any
sui.ll unlawful ballot or hallo:, from any sach disqualified
porson. ll' or they so offending shall be guilty of n Mir
tie.h,oor. and on convietion thereof in any Court of quar
ter Ev,ion of this commonwealth; be shall fAr eacit of
fon,, be it...keit to pay a lice iatit Ices than one lin rolred
dolthrs,and to underr,,, alt imprthintricut in the jail of the
primer county for nut less than „sixty day,
.:t. That if ally person deprived of citizenship... r.. 04
iiisqualified ;Liao:es:kid, shall, at any election hezeanor to
be held in this commonwealth, vote, or tender to the ...111-
iliereof, and offer to vole, a ballot or hal lot, ny per
, • e;fontlingithall be deemed guilty of ti misdemeanor
• thereof in any evart of quarter se,sion
• - ~,, ,117,0 ,hall for eiielt iirence be punished
xiviug ally such
in row of oillrers ad electron
1,, fill I alio; or ballots. _ _
y per, - ,n emit hereafter prude or
• . . per=eui, deprived ef citizewinp cr
°flee any ballet or balkita tai
• .. a any electionhethafite to be liebi in this
'.‘• :lib, or shall pursuale, cr advise, :ley such
oliicer I,i rceeive any bnliot, or ballots, loss any p-rson
deprived 44 eitiacriship, and di-nu:lilted as afacsaid, such
parson so offending thin! be guilty of a misdemeanor, and
upon conviction there'd in any c.iurt of quarter session,
of this emunionwcalth,:diall be punished in like manner
us provided in the second section of lids net in the ease of
ellieers of eueli election receiving such unlawful ballot or
Par:lonia: attention is directed to tho first sectlim
the Act of Aisieudily,pastied the :;Otis day of March A. L.
lbeiG, entitled "Au Act regulating the wanner of Voting
al all I.lcctietri, in Otto several counties of this COIIIIIIOII
the qualified voters of the ~e veral enunties of thi.
Costmonwen al: nil geocral, towsship, borough and
speeiiil elections ale 11Creb:, hereattor outhoraeil and
required to Cote, by ticket, printeil or written, or trartly
par.ly written, i.e.:ally elte,itied v fulture:
One ticket shall esultrace the names of all Judge; of courts
v..ted for. tta.: ue Ltlit•lM wate:::o “ju:;iciary ;" doe ticket
shell en:ht.:ice oil die notoes of State °incur, voted fi:r
:1,1 I,e labslloll 'stag;' one C.chot .hall crabs, the
natures of all county °dicers votori fdr, including office of
endze, metals, end members of A,embly, if voted for,
and met:diens of Congress, it -voted for, std labelled
Pursuant to the provii,lees contained in the aih sectbna
of lie act aforeseel, the judges of the aforesaid district
shall respectively take eharge of the certdicates or return
of rho election of their respective districts, and produce
then, at a meeting or one of the judges from catch district
at the Court House, in the borough of Huntingdon, on the
third day after the day of election, being for the present
year on the lah of OCTOBEIt, then anti there
to do and perform the duties required by law of mid judges.
Ake, that where a judge by sickne, or unavoidable acci
,d. linahl, :Ilion.; said ines of judge 4, Own rho
cemtica:o or return aidretidsunli Ittliell in charge by
one of the invectorts or elicits of the election of said
trict, and shell In and perfarra the dittlet roguired of said
judge unable to r.thasT.
Also, that in tho 61st section of said net it is enacted
that .‘every generni and special election shall be opened
between the hours of eight and ten in the forenoon, and
shall continue without interruption or ailjourninent un
til sawn o'clock in the evening, when the polls shall be
EXECti. I t't; Cl I A' 111.1E11,/
IIARLIZBU., Allgust 27, 1,7,,,f
ro the. ( * Wilily Cnninission,w,nd Sheri.f of Ca, Comity of
AVnEttiLts, The Fifteenth Itnet JJ IJJ lent of the constant:ou
a the United States is us fellows:
"Ss.czton 1. The right of citizens of the United States to
vote shall not lie denied or abridged by tile United 1-:tatee,
or by ally State, on account of race, color, or prezion, con
dition of servitude."
“SceTh.:: 2. The Congress :Atoll leave powder to enforce
this article Li appropriate leginiat!on.”
, , .
.trif where., The Congress of the Unit Al :Rate% en the
21st day of Mareb,lBFO, passed an ant, entitled Act In
ritlinve the right et,* citizens of the United States to rote in
the seem( States of this Union, and fur other purposes,"
the first and sezond sections of which are as a:Rows :
“Stcrbni 1. Be it enacted by the. &flute and Ilona 0.!
Reprc,entatires of flee Eni:ed S.afcs qf America in Con
gress aesonbled, That all citizens of the United States,who
are, cr shall be otherwise qualified by law to vote at any
election by the people, in any State, Territory, district,
county, city, parish, township, school district, municipali
ty or other territorial sub-division, shall be entitled and
ialoweil to vote at all such eleetion's;Without tlistinction of
rare, color, or previous condition of ,crvitnile; ally Consti
tution, law, custom, usage, or regulatiaxt of any Territory,
or by, or under its authority, to tlie contrary netwitil
••SEcTi9N 2. A.( be it farther iroy or tut
der the authority ot the ur laW:t of any Slat:,
or the laws of any 'Territory, any act is or shall to kuired
to he done as a prerequisite or qnalification for voting, aad
by such Constitution or law, persons or officers are or shall
be charged with tho performance of duties in furnishing to
citizens an opport duty to perform such prerequisite, or to
become qualified to vote, it shall be the duty of every such
person and °nicer to give to an buns of the United :totes
the slne and equal opportunity to perform sitzh proroquis
ite, and become qualified to Onto without distinction of
race, color, or previous condition of servitude; and if any
such person or officer shall refuse or knowingly omit to
give toll effect to this section, he shall, for every such of
fence, forfist and pay the sum of live hundred dollars to
the person aggrieml thereby, to be recovered by an action
on the ease, with full costs and such allowance for counsel
fees as the court shall deem just, and shall also, for every
tool: offence, be deemed guilty 01 n mmleuu..auur,aud shell
on conviction thereof, be fined not less thou live hundred.
dollars, or he imprisoned nut less than ono month and not
morn than one year, or loth, at the discretion of the court."
. . . . . . . _
fi ad who - e:;.7, It is declared by the second section of the
Tlth article of the Coustitution of the United States. tluit
"This o,l.n:ellen, and the laws of the United States,
which shall tee ma d e in persuluace thereof, shall he the
,nin:Ftne , Ixw o n!' !!iu land,
(bystautian or 'laar.s of and State to Ude coiarar;;
And wkerene, !rho LerfisWore of this Commonwealth,
on the lit Li day or April, A. D. IaZO, passed an act, entitled,
"A further ati:tplement to the act relating to elections in
this Commonwealth," the tenth section of which provides
- 5.:M.10. That so much of every stet of Assembly as
provides Cott only ithite freeusen shall be entitled to vote,
Ur L. registered. voters, or as clailuing to vote at tulY
general or special election of this Commonwealth, Le and
the same is hereby repealed; and that hereafter all freemen,
without distinction of color, slidll lie enrolled .d regis
tered according, to the provision of the first :fiction of the
net approved reventeenth April, let la, entitled "An Act
further supplementul to the net relating to the elections
this Coiriniomveallh," and when otherwise qualified under
--- - - .
existing lawit, be entitled to vote at all general and special
elections hi this Cunimonwealth."
Ana whereas, It b my constitutional and ollic!al duty to
"take tstre tha•. the laws be thithrally executed ;" and it
has come to my knowledge that sundry assessors and reg
isters of voters Imre refused, and are refuting to assess and
register divers colored male citizens of lawful age, and
otherwise qualified as electors:
Now, 'rulazrons, to coiLfffsmtion of the premise", the
co inty commissioners of said county are hereby notifiod
and directed to instruct the several assessors and registers
of voters therein, to °Lay and couform to the requirements
of odd constitutional amendment and lows; and the sheriff
of odd county is hereby authorized nod required to publish
in Ins election paoclatuation for the next ensuing elections,
the herein recited cons. tuitional amendment, act of Con
gress, and act of the Legislature, to the end that tho balite
may ho known,.exeriffed and obeyed by all ItSSeriture, reg
isters of voters, election officers and others; and that tire
rights:sad privileges g:laratiteed thereby may It secured
to all the citizens of til;s Cow:lam:v.lth entitled to the
Given under my hand and the great iral of the State, :it
Harrisburg - , the day and year first above written.
ATTEiT : JNO. W. GEARY%
F...IOIIDAN, Secretary of Commonwealth.
(km, under my hand, at Huntingdon, the BOth day of
August, A. D. Mil, ureter the independence of the Uni
ted Etates, the ninety-third.
D. R. P. NEELY; Shorir.
Intatingdon, August :XI, IS7I,
The qualified electors will take notice of the following
Act of Assiou Ip, iipprevcd the . L 1 day or June; 187 I : AY
Acr, to ailthoriz, A popular vote upon the question of call
ing a con vent:en to intoentl the co. .lion of Potat.yhet-
SF.CTION I. Ile it enacted be the Senate and House of
Representatives of the Coniaionwealth of Pennsylvania in
General Assembly met, and it in hereby enacted by the an
thorny of the same, That the question of calling a con
vention to amend the constitution of this commonwealth
be submitted to a vote of the people at the general elec
tion, to be held on the second Tuesday of October next,
the said question to be voted upon in manner following,
to wit: In counties and cities in winch slip ticket voting
is authorized by law, votes fur and agna= a convention
may be expressed and given upon the ticket, headed or
endorsed with the word -state," and not otherwise; and
the word.; shall be -constitutional convention," and under
neath "for a convention, or - against a convention;" and
ill CIAIIIIIO3 or districts in which slip ticket voting =all
not be authorized by law, each elector voting upon said
question shall cast a separate ballot, endorsed on the out
side *cosistitutionnl convention," and containing on the
ineide the words `Tor a convention" or uagaixist a conven
tion;" and all votes each as atiresaid shall be received,
counted and returned by the proper election oflicers and
return judges as votes; fur out urn, are received, counted
and returned under existing laws,
- g;cii;;2. That the elections atbresnial shall be held and
be subject to all the provisions of law which apply to
genteel elections; the sheriffs of the several counties shall
give notice of this act in their election proclamation the
present year, and the goveruer Shall canoe all the returns
:Itaelaid 'election, us received by the socrrtary of the
commonwealth, to be held before the legislature at its
next annual election.
JAMES U. WEDS,
Speaker of the House of Representatives.
WILLIAU A. WALLACE,
Speaker td - the Senate.
Appruye.:l,.the . Seeo . lll . clay of .lune, Anno Domini uue
th;ll4lluLt eight hundred nua seven
.INV. W. GEARY.
pRIVATE RESIDENCE FOR SALE.
Having gone into 1 , 11,i11e, atthis place I
prol,ase to sell my private residence at Bedford,
Pennsylvania, at private sale.
It is unnecessary fur the to give a description of
it to those who are acquainted with it, nod to thos,
who have not sewn it, and who desire to purchase
a neat and complete rosideoce I would say go and
examine It. 'lnc toes wo, entirely overhauled
and renovated but a. year or 1570 :Ign. It is located
upon a foil lot of ground, GO feet by 2.10, on East
fill stree, and the corner of an alley leading to
the Steam Mill, which makes it one of the most
',oldie pieces in the towo in a business point of
view. Thu lot is under drained by numerous
drains, and is second to none in the place. It has
produced all the garden vegetables used by toy
family for years. lu addition there is to flower
goriestd a conAderable quantity of excellent
fruit. There is a perpetual insurance upon the
Addrc,s cue tit Huntingdon or Bedford, I'A.
.1. It. DUI:BORROW.
Huntingdon, Pa., May 21, 1611.
HUNTINGDON, PA., OCTOBER 4, 1871..
Ttiv g . ilua,s' gAmtgr,
" if We Would."
If we would but check the ,;:cabs ,
When be spoils a neighbor's lb
If we would but help the erring.
Ere we utter words of blame ;
Uwe would, how many might we
Turn from paths of sin and Mashie?
Ali, the wrongs that might be righted,
If we would but ace the way;
Ali, the p•lins that might he brightened
Every hour and every day,
If we would not hear the pleadings
Of the hearts that go astray.
Let us step outside the stronghold
Of our selfishness and pride;
Let us lift our fainting brothers,
Let u.; strengthen ere ire chide;
Let us ere we blame the fallen,
Hold a light to 'cheer and guide.
All ! how blessecl—al I how Messed
Earth would he if we but try
Thus to aid and right the wcaker,
Thus to cheek each brother's sigh
Thus to era!!: in duty', fiat liway
To our 'letter life on high.
la each 11:c I.wever
There are seeds of mighty gool ; •
Still we shrink from Fouls tippeatilig
With a timid if we can,"
But God, whojudgeth nil things,
Knows the truth is, "If we would."
How 'clic- :Deacon was Sold:
"He tiev, hat's', yon, .I,2tty—least
wise, if el!y dandy
like him. ~. ii2i yGit'd
. . .
Dt L. :;• • • ;,•.t. p.s to occome
the with of
And Deaeott .' , :.2;•riain,•.,;iberutely tipped
back ;;.',tr of the
house. , .1 of the
1.: i'.,vorite one
with him—sod the ease
Letty began to cry a i then thuught
better of it, and, drying liar eyes grew rap
"He. isn't a popinjay !" sit:, said. 'He's
as good as anybody, and a deal sight bet
ter than Peter Bridge, if you did but know
Peter Bridge was her father's favorite,
a steady well-to-do young farmer though
people did say he was a trifle parsimonious.
"Well, I don't know it, and nobody else
don't either I" he cried angrily. "Peter
Bridge is a king to him, and has got ibur
times the money, to say nothing of the old
Bridge ihrm, that is worth five thousand,
if it is worth a dollar. I'll tell ye Letty,
a gal could do much worse than to marry
"And much better, I hope," said Letty.
"At any rate I shall try, for I wouldn't
wipe my slippers on Peter . Bridge."
"Well, as I said before, you never shall
marry Ross Harding," snapped Beacon
Merriam grimly; • so that's the cad on't.
And if you won't have Peter, why you
can be an old maid. I supp.;sc."
.1 shall nut do eithee. 11. yo promised
already to be Ross Harding 's and
have no intenti,m of brealcin , 4: my word—
so there!" And then astonished at her own
temerity,.burst into tears.
The deacon s.it silent a moment. In all
his life ho never encounterca a ;pitit quite
so rebellions as this.
••I never!" be cried, and in his dismay
endeavored to regain the perpendicular.
But his chair was tilted back so far that it.
required some exertion to do this; and
givimy a spring the d ,- ,or agninst which be
was leaning flew open, and over he went
aninngSt the pots and kettles, and down
came a .pail of dirty water upon his devoted
We are afraid the deacon made usq of
expressions that would be wicked for even
a sumer to utter. lie rattled around some
time before he succeeded in , rettinr , upon
his feet, and when that difficult operation
was accomplished, his katnres resembled
those of an Indian chief with the war-paint
on. The wife and daughter fairly screamed
"Hush up he exclaimed. •It's a
pretty time, if I'm to be made a laughing
stack of in icy own house. I won't en
"Just look in the glass," said Lefty.
The deacon sniffled, but he looked as
suggested, and the sight did not improve
his temper a partiel.
`So you Al marry Ross Hiding ?" he
"You won't Miss Disobedience.. I'll put
a lock on the door of your room, and keep.
you on bread and water. I'll put iron bars
beforo the windows, and not let you write
a word to communicate with him."
"But• I am eighteen," cried Lefty, turn
ing as red as a penny.
"I den't care Wpm are ei;,;hty-one ! No
daughter of mine shall marry a fool ! And
he's a fool, if there ever was one."
The deacon was as good as his word re
garding the lock. He had one put on the
door of her room, and Lefty became a pris
oner. Then he Old Ross Harding that he
never should have Lefty.
Why not ?"asked Liss quite coolly
"She - never shall marry an idiot!"
Ross smiled. •
"Look here, oid gentleman,
weren't to bo my fittlier in -Taw, I'd make
you ask my pardon for that little speech.
As it is, 1 suppose I'll have to consider
upon it instead."
"And if I wasn't a deacon I'd teach you
better things, you puppy."
_ . .
And with that the - a;ac.ut hurried off to
the blacksmith's shop for the iron bars to
be placed over Lefty's windows.
'IA fool, am I?" . ' Boss Harding mut
tered, after he was gone "We'll see old
gentleman; the case is by no means de
cided. Perhaps there are bigger fouls in
this world than I, and one of them may be
a deaeon. I like Lefty and she likes me,
and I'm not going to give her up without
a struggle of some kin-d."
So lie sat down and wrote this quixotic
DE .In TO3I :—You once said that you
would oblige me by giving me half of your
fortune, if I would accept it.. I told you
I would accept the will for the deed (for 1
knew it was nothing but foolish enthusiasm
in you to offer to pay me for doing my duty
by dragging you out of the riser), but now
if you simply transfer the whole of your
bank stock to thy credit for a few days, it
would be a great accommodation. I pledge
you my word that I will return every cent
of it within a month."
And then he signed and sealed it, and
sent it away to the post office.
Three days later he walked into the of
fice of Squire Merriam, the deacon's broth
er, told him that he wished to obtain his
"In what respect'?" demanded the squire.
"The investment of money. My property
is mostly in bank stock, and I wish to in-
vest a portion of it in sotnething else.
What would you advise ?"
I would prefor to see your certificates
of stock as a preliminary," dryly observed
Out came podia books and memoran
dums. and sufficient stock was accounted
• , ...sunt to thirty thousand dollars.
The bvothc, to rub his
' c. himself—Ac
wa ,, a't deae , ,, 2: on knov;—"if he has got
that mach urn ,y old It•Lq3bca is making a
put a ilea in his ear
Then tur ,, ' he added aloud :
"I'd put it la ical yuung man
-I'd put it in real eatate."
11: handed him ten doli ,rs and left
the and betbre night deacon Mer
luek and key, and the iron
bar,, never bees put on, were
stowed away, with other old rubbish, in a
Thu next day li‘iss ventured to call, and
the warm reception he met was a great
6UrpliSC to Letty, who never had known
her il,thu to relcAt belbre. She held her
peace, however, end did not allude to it
after he was gone.
Her father did.
"I've changed my mind, Letty," he said.
"i'vo heard sumethiLg about lloss Hard
ing that has convinced me lie is not so bad
as I thought him. Young people will be
pung people, - and if you wish to marry
him, forget what I said."
- But he di:l nf,t tell her what Ito L:id
Of course i 6• • .:!'s ~,jcetion removed,
it was all sm : .r, and Ross drove
ha wooings, that in three weeks
heii her hikband explained his artifice
to her, fearing- that she had been deceived,
hut her father had never told her what
had changed his•sentiments. And instead
of blaming him, she kissed him and called
him a dear, nice fellow.
In a week the deacon began to talk Lank-
the, - said 1Z0:7.5, with a
'Th,n't trouble you! Haven't you thirty
thousand dollars invested in bank.stoek ?"
thundered his falter in-law.
"No sir—nor thirty cents."
The deacon said something that deacons
are not supposed to utter.
"What has become of the wealth you
showed my brother?" he asked.
"Oh, that was borrowed for the occa
sion," said Ross quietly. "I returned it
as soon as I had accomplished my purpose.
You called me a tbol once, and I vowed to
be even with you, as I rather think I am."
the deacon prayed that night more
fervently than usual, it was because he had
a terrible struggle with Old Adam within
After all Ross Harding .did not make
a had son-in-law. And when lie got to
own one half Cedarville, the deacon forgave
- pi - panautotir,
Swear Not at MI.
"Well,- do you think tuiday-school
"No, my friend, but many of their
scholars do; and a large number of these
scholars who are now pure mouthed, will
learn the vile habit, unless they are early
principled against -it."
It is now as it was in JereMiah's time,
-because of strearinc , ' tho. land mourncth."
The ear is shocked at every turn with
the: profanity- which fills the air.
fven lido children utter the Most hor
rid oaths; end probably nine out of ten of
the adults who teke God's name in vain,
learned to'do it when they were young.
A young man who lives to be twenty
one without. tittering a profane word is not
likely t. acquire the low and wicked habit
A somewhat eccentric old lady walking
the streets cf . New York, once overheard
two boys swearing. She approached them
and said :
"Boys, my sight is Lead me
across the street, and here are a few pen
nies for you." •
• The boys were willing, and carefully
conducted the old lady over and received
their pay. Then followed a short lecture
which probably was never forgotten by
those who heard it.
"Boys, my name is Cooke; when you
feel like swearing soy Cooke. That won't
hurt me or you- Say Cooke just as often
as you please. But, boys, never take the
holy mane of God in vain, for it is a very
useless and wicked habit, and will he se
Sabbath-school teachers, and especially
you who teach boys, you should not wait
until you hear the oath. Explain fully to
your class the folly and sinfulness of this
crime. Show them froth tha Bible how
positively and frequently it is forbidden,
It would he well once a year to present
this.subject fully to the minds of the boys,
and illustrate and enforce its importance;.
and frequently; as the opportunity is at . -
forded, it should be adverted to.
Would it not be a good thing to pledge
the lads in their tender years never to
It would be much easier to do this than
to cure them of the habit in manhood,
when it is formed.
This is one of Satan's favorite devices.
By profanity be has dragged many a pre
cious soul into his snare.
Oh, teachers, those. bcautiiul boys are
in danger. Warn them.
You look at tind they seem so in
nocent and pure you can hardly imagine
they will change. Yet those young hearts
in the future may be filled with wicked
ness, and those mouths utter blasphemy.
Now is your time to sow the good seed
before Satan has his cro growing, and
ready to gather in.
If you get ahead of this enemy you must
be active, earnest and prompt.—Sunday-
I ACCEPT the -Bible, not • for what it
claims to be, but for what I.find it to be—
"a lamp to my feet and a light to toy path
way." If one should accept it on its own
claims, or because it has been wonderfully
preserved, might he not with almost equal
propriety receive the Koran, or even the
book Mormon on the same grounds ? For
they both set up wonderful claims of in
fallibility and of inspiration, and I am
sure that I say it out a . no more prejudice
of education; . they are worse than trash—
the very essence of fraud and folly. On
the contrary, I find the Bible, not an "in
fallible book," but a revelation of a living
Christ, who is the light of the world and
the Savior ofsinners.—Asa W. Conn.
The Art of Giggling
Giggling girls constitute a large num
ber of the sex termed, with more gallantry
than justice, in these' days A "woman's
rights," fair. They are conspicuous, oddly
enough, more by the absence of any mon
strous vice than by the presence of any
infinitesimal virtue. Such specimens you
Meet with everywhere,. they cannot be
peacably or forcibly; and are dis
tinguished by a class peculiarity—they
giggle. The phrase, wc. confess,-is some
what untranslatable, for it is an etymologi
cal nudity and absolutely meaningless.
The art of giggling is more readily explain
ed, for its picturesque in it is abruptness,
scientific -in development, fascinating in
delivery, and graceful at the death.
according to Webster, -is a
'kind of laugh with short catches of the
voice and breath." The bareness of the
definition is only •equalled by its unintelli
gibility. The hotter plan to understand
the word and its action is to personally
encounter a giggler, and she will elaborate
ly display, in all its elvgance of outline
and simplicitj of detail, the beauty, and
quality ofthe giggle. The omnipresence
of the giggler saves a deal of trouble ; so,
without delay, you p.uugo az medias res.
You wish her good clay. She smiles. In
quire after her health. Another smile.
Hope her parents are well: The smile
lengthens: Emboldened et your favorable
reception, although in doubt es to what
has caused the repeated smiles; you cough
a little, and, with an air of the • deepest In
terest, ask her opinion of the latest drama
at Wallack's. She smirks in reply. Does
she admire Hamlet ! A faint titter is the
response Perchance now you venture the
pertctly truthful remark that it looks like
rain, and that if it rains it will be wet.
At once you have evolved out of the depths
of her inner•consciousness a genuine gig
gle. Watch its appearance in its three
stages of development, ala Comte, birth,
maturity, decay—and spectroscope the re
sult with your pen for the benefit of
The giggle commences at the mouth with
certain twitches in the neighborhood of
that organ. The lips part, the teeth—
mute witnesses of the dentist's skill—are
exposed to view. The teeth unclasp, -and,
snake-like, the tongue appears coiled up in
the background. Next, the head is slight
ly arched and the eyes slowly close. At
the eyes, then, the giggle matures. The
eyes close in earnest, the nostrils - dilate,
and for a time giggles play about the rav
ishing nose, like lightning about a moun
tain peak. The fascinating face becomes
corrugated with twinkles, and shows as
many lines of beauty—in the Tlogarthian
vein—as an india rubber head stretched to
an angle of 45 degrees. At • this stage,
the giggler is supposed, by herself, to be
bewitching; and so, to heighten the effect
and the general enchantment, there then
is a reduplicated fluttering of the wand-like
fan, a depression of the head, and an incli
nation of the form. The third period of
development is now ushered in. The gig
gles begin to grow beautifully less, a fierce
sanilict.s,rise_s between, the centrifugal and,
coutripetal forces,.the convulsions become
more and more refined, the giggles shorten,
eyes open, teeth shut, mouth closes—and
the giggle is over.—.9kline file Septem
Grains of Gold
A day of idleness tires more than a week
Lowe looks not with the eyes, but with
Right is a dull weapon, unless skill and
good sense wield it.
The man who never made a mistake,
never made a discovery:
Those who praise you in the beginning,
will ask favors in the end.
Physic, for the most part, is but a sub
stitute for exercise or temperance.
Vanity is of much greater cmisideration
with people generally than utility.
Opinions nunded upon mere prejudice
aro always sustained with the greatest rio
Pride is increased by ignorance; those
who asitune the most are those who usual
ly know the least.
Genius has limits; virtue has none ;
every one pure and good can become purer
and better still..
The cultivation of the moral nature in
man is the p.rand means for the improve
ment of society.
That conduct sometimes seems ridicu
lous; the secret reasons . of . which may per
haps be wise and solid.
A mind too active and vigorous wears
away the body, as the finest jewels do soon
est wear their settings.
We often omit the good we might do in
consequence of thinking about that which
is out of our power to do.
There is no one so innocent as not to
be evil spoken of, there is no one so wicked
as to merit all condemnation.
Duty and Safety.—lt is one of the worst
of errors to suppose that there is any other
path of safety except that of duty.
Every heart has its secret sorrow, which
the world knows not, and oftentimes we
call a man cold when litYhas only sad.
A promise should be given with caution
and kept with care. It should be made
with the heart and remembered by the
Day and night yield us contrary bless
ings, and at the same time assist each oth
er, by giving fresh lustre to the delights
There are men who, by long consulting
only their own inclinations, have forgotten
that others have a claim to the same defer
Truthfulness is a copper stone in char
acter; and if it be net firmly laid in youth,
there will always be a weak spot in the
Memory is a patient camel, bearinm ° huge
burdens over life's sandy desert. Intui
tion is a bird of Paradise, drinking in the
aroma of celestial flowers.
Temper.—Every human creature is sen
sible to some infirmities of temper, which
it should be his care to correct and subdue,
particularly in the early period of his life.
Measure of Happiness.—lt is a great
blunder in the pursuit of happiness not to
know that we have get it; that is, not to
be content with a reasonable and possible
measure of it.
Improvement of mind.—The improve
ment of the understanding is for two ends
—first, our own increase of knowledge;
secondly, to enable us to deliver and make
out that knowledge to others.
Prudeuce.—Be more prudent for your
children than, perhaps, you have been for
yourself. When they, too, are parents,
they will imitate you, and each of you will
have prepared happy generations, who will
transmit, together with your memory, the
worship of your wisdom.
Necessity is the mother of inventions.
A Rat Story.
A story, which we believe has never been
in print before, and which is well worth
the hearing, comes to us through private
sources, teoncerning Elliot, the well-known
portrait painter of New York, - latedeceas
ed. Elliot, like many other erratic chil
dren of genius, had perenial attacks of
what they term "Treeing," now-a-days.—
At such times he would go over to Brook
lyn and be iavisible for a week or two,
coming back the ghost of his former self,
miner. cd and exhausted. • Upon one occa
sion, after his return front such a jaunt,
several of his friends determined, if possi
ble, to put a stop to this procedure, and so
went down to his studio, carrying in a
pocket a - big rat, for purposes which will
be seen. Elliot sat painting, lazily return
ing to his work after he had greeted his
visitors. They took him to task roundly
for his dissipation, declaring that his health
was utterly ruined, and that another such
turn would drive him into "snakes," oth
crwisu called delirium tremens. They press
ed the topic, when finally he arose in a
-passion, and as lie did so the rat was slip
ped louse, and went flying among the halt
finished pictures. Elliot gave chase with
a cane, calling loudly for assistance, know
ing th , .it. if uncaught, the animal would
work mischief with his canvas. Not hear
ing the others move, he looked around with
astonishment, and shuddered visibly as he
saw them looking at him with faces full of
sadness and pity. They tried to get him
to sit down, saying'that he'd "get over it
pretty soon ;" but he shook them off and
went silently. back to his painting. After
a few touches he stopped and turned round,
with an attempt to laugh that was inex
pressibly painful, and broke out : "That's
a goad joke on yen fellows. I didn't see
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tor the gittie
To Baby Kathleen Mary.
BY REV. JOUR lIONSELL, LL. D,
Little baby prattle,
Little baby play,
Little baby rattle,
On in thy bright way;
Though but pretty nonsense
It to some may prove,
seems it not in one sense
Wisdom from above?
Ttiou lu iiiiiiVEiart nearer
Than most things on earth,
Dear by nature, dearer
Through thy second birth;
Thou, as with God's presence,
Homes and hearts dost
All the bright world's pleasance
Fresh around thee still.
Full of golden gleanings
From thine upper home,
Full of broken dreamings
Of the days to come ;
Without one misgiving
Shadow upon thee,
Pure, as if still living
In God's purity.
Life with soft pulsations
Sets thee all aglow ;
Of the life below.
Fill thy days With beauty,
Haunt thy dreams with care,
Sunlights from the duty
Wilt thou one day share.
He whose love redeemed thee
From the primal fall,
Tenderly esteemed thee,
Teaching for us all ;
Who would for His holy
Presence become meet,
Must sit down most lowly
Baby, at thy feet.
Teach us to be gentle,
• Teach us to be pure,
Teach us to endure;
Though lie must deny us,
Steadfast to believe ;
Trusting though he try us,
Loving, though he grieve.
And least aught unsightly
Fall from us on thee,
Taint thee though so slightly,
Spoil thy purity,
In His love to rear thee
Pure sad undefiled,
To Him to endear thee—
Help us, holy child !
Little baby, hie thee
Off my child and play,
The God baby by thee
Watch from day to day,
Prattle on, beside thee
Is this changeless love,
'Twill one day provide thee
Wisdom from above.
Truthful and Obedient,
"Charlie ! Charlie !" Clear and sweet as
a note struck from a silvery bell, the voice
rippled over the common.
'-That's mother," cried one of the boys,
and he instantly threw down his bat, and
picked up his jacket and cap.
"Don't go yet !" "Have it out !" "Fin
ish the game !" "Try it again !" cried the
players in a noisy chorus.
"I must go—right off—this minute. I
told her I'd come whenever she called."
"Make her believe you didn't hear !"
they all exclaimed.
"But I did hear."
"She won't know you did."
But I know it, and—"
"Let him go," said a bystander. "You
can't do anything with him. He's tied to
his mother's apron strings."
"That's so," said Charley; "and it's to
what every boy ought to be tied ; and in
a hard knot, too."
"But I wouldn't be such a baby-as to
run the minute she called," said one.
"I don't call it babyish to keep one's
word to his mother," answered the obedi
ent boy, a beautiful light glowing in his
blue eyes. "I call that manly ; and the
boy who don't keep his word to her will
never keep it to any one else—you see if
he does!" and he hurried away to his
Thirty years have passed since those
boys played on the common. Charles Gray
is now a prosperous business man in a great
city, and his merchantile friends say of
him, that "his word is as good as hisbond."
We asked him once how he had acquired
such a reputation.
"I never broke my word when a boy, no
matter how great the temptation, and the
habit formed then has clung to me through
The Two Schemers.
A CABLE—BY UNCLE bIiANK.
There was once a crab, who was very
cunning in setting traps. He used to bury
himself in the mu, just under a nice piece
of a clam or an oyster; and when the silly
fish came to make a dinner of his dainty
morsel, he would catch him in his claws
and eat him. He pretended to have a good
deal of honor, though. He was, indeed,
quite a pious crab, himself being judge.
When he caught a fish by his cunning, he
used to say, "Poor fellow ! 'tis his own
fault, not mine. He should have kept out
of the trap. If one don't know enough to
keep out of my claws, he ought to be caught.
Poor fellow ! I'm sorry for him ; but I
don't see how it can be helped." This you
see was very comforting to the crab, though
it didn't help the case of the poor perch.
It was, in fact, intended for the advantage
of the crab, and for nobody else. That was
the way he took to quiet his conscience,
and to excuse his conduct to others, when
they complained of it.
An old fox happened, one day, to be
walking near the sea-shore, soon after the
crab had caught a nice fish by his cunning.
Now foxy was a schemer too. He was,
indeed, a schemer by trade; and no sooner
had he seen the crab's exploit, and heard
the rather ludicrous apology which he
made for it, than he set his own cunning
at work to outwit the crab. "Let's see,'
said he. "How shall I manage that thing?"
And he pondered the matter over for some
minutes. "Aha I" he excaimed, at length,
"I have it!" and immediately he went to
work to put his plan in execution. He
went down to the sea-shore, one cay, and
thrust his long bushy tail into the edge of
the water. 'The crab presuming he had
got another dinner by his wit, seized the
fox's tail with his claws. But the fox,
giving a sudden spring, brought the crab
cut of the water, and immediately prepared
to make a meal of him. At this act of
treachery, his erabship complained bitterly.
He accused the fox of being a deceitful
fellow, and a murderer to boot.
"Stop," said Reynard. "Not so fast. I
have only acted according to your own rule.
If one does not know enough to keep away
from such a paltry trap as a fox's tail, be
ought to be caught. It is, indeed, the same
thing as if he caught himself."
"Ah," said the crab, with a deep sigh,
"I made that rule for others, and not for
myself. I see now that there's a flaw in it"
A Boy's Logic.
A little boy in Leicester was induced to
sign the Band of Hope pledge. His father
was a collector, and one day a publican
called upon him for the purpose of paying
his rates. In the course of conversation,
it came out that the little boy was a tee
'What 1" said the publican, with a sneer,
•'a mere boy like that a teetoler ?"
••Yes,sir," said the boy, au) one."
"And . you mean to say you have signed
"Nonsense !'' said the publican. "The
idea! Why, you are too young to sign
The little fellow came up to him, took
hold of him quietly by the arm, and re
peated his words : "You say, sir, I am too
young to be a teetoler ?"
"Yes, I do."
"Well, now, sir, please listen," said he.
"I will just ask you a question : you are a
publican are you not, and sell beer ?"
"Yes, I am a publican, and sell beer."
"Well, then, suppose I come to your
house for a pint of beer, would you send
use about my business because I ant so
"Oh ! no," said Boniface ; "that is quite
a different thing."
"Very well, then," said the noble little
fellow, with triumph in his face ; "if I am
not too young to fetch the beer, I am not
too young to give up the beer."
The publican was defeated ; be didn't
want to argue with that boy again.
A Boy's Faith
One of the most beautiful illustrations
of believing prayer which I have ever
known, was furnished the other day by a
little boy sonic four years old. His grand
parents were talking about the drought.
"Yes," said the grandmother, my flow
ers will all be burnt up, and we shall have
Little Bozzy listened with deep interest,
but said nothing. A few minutes after
ward he was seen kneeling in one corner
of the room, with • his hands to his face,
and was overheard praying thus : "0 Lord :
send down rain, so that grandma's flowers
shan't be burnt up, and so we shall have
plenty of strawberries."
He then arose and came to his grand
mother, saying : •
"Your flowers won't burn up, grandma.
We are going to have rain."
"How do yon know ?"
"Oh !" said little Bozzy, "I have been
praying for it, and it will come." He
seemed to have no doubt of it.
The next morning the first thing the
little fellow did, when he came down stairs,
was to go to the back door and open it to
see if it rained. According to his predic
tion, the rain was falling upon the thirsty
flowers and the perishing berries. As soon
as he saw it, he joyously shouted ! "It's
come, it's come. I knew it would ! I
prayed for it."
Never shirk your duties, however low
and mean they seem to you. Remember
that you do as well as ever you can what
happens to be the only thing within your
power to do, is the best and surest prepar
ation for higher service. Should things
go against you, never give way to debilita
ting depression ; but be hopeful, brave,
courageous, careful not to waste in vain
and unavailing regret the power you will
need for endurance and endeavor. Learn
well your business, whatever it may be;
make the best of every opportunity for ac
quiring any sort of knowledge that may
enlarge your acquaintance with business
generally, and enable you to take advan
tage of any offer or opening that may come.
Above all things, remembei that character
is essential to success in life, and that than
character is the best which is real awl
thorough—true and genuine to the care—
which has nothing underlying it of the
consciousness of secret sin; which is pure
and unspotted as it is thought to be, and
the moral and manly virtues of which are
based upon and inspired by a religious
faith—by that love and fear of God which
at once preserve from "great transgressions"
and prompt to the cultivation of every per
sonal and social virtue.