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    The Potter Journal
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CO CDERSPORT. PA.. Feb. 21,1873.
The Right Triumphant.
The majorities given -njuhi.<t license
to sell intoxicating drinks in Clear
field, Rradford, Susquehanna, Tioga,
Jefferson,Cameron and M'Kean coun
ties. is very significant and full of en
couragement to the friends of good
order, peace and prosperity. The
vote in Clearfield county is especially
significant. It is one of the iron-clad
Democratic counties. It is the home
of Senator Wallace, who is the eon
trolling spirit of the Democratic par
ty of Pennsylvania. This vote means
that the Democratic party is about
to take a "new departure" on the li
• quor question as it has already done
on the negro question. The Demo
cratic party is no lunger to be the ally
of whatever is bad. Such leaders as
Senator Wallace have resolved that
it shall live and be respected; and
they have sense enough to know that
the party can have no future unless
it shall cut loose from those degrad
ing influences that have dragged it
down to its present forlorn condition.
These votes lately given against the
legal manufacturing of drunkards
are the first fruits of the new or- j
dor of thought among Democratic
leaders. We hail it as the harbinger
of brighter days. Unless the leaders
of the Republican party shall be
struck with blindness (of which we
apprehend there is no danger) then
we are to have a grand movement for
reform in party polities such as this *
country has not seen in thirty years-
We desire to call the special atten. i
tion of all people still living in this
< 'ounty who participated in the"strug- i
gle to redeem it from the control of!
the whiskey influence, to the magnifi
cent endorsement of your noble ef
forts now being given by tbesurround-
ing counties.
* •
But the real cause for rejoicing is!
the grand uprising of the people
against the business of drunkard-malt-1
ing. This County is to stand alone j
no longer. Tioga, Cameron and
M'Keaii —adjoining counties—have
come up to our position, and the uni
ted influence of them with others is
hereafter to strengthen and sustain ;
us instead of tending to pull us down
and overwhelm us.
Rejoice! then,good friends; a bright- j
er da\ is dawning. "There's a good
time" close at hand.
G ppc •rtuniti es •
la these wild regions of the coun
try—far away from cities .and rail
roads—we are very apt to deplore our
lack of opportunities of mental im
provement. Lecturers of note do not
like to leave the lines of rapid travel,
and if they would we are too few and
too poor to pay the high prices they
are accustomed to receive. So we
think half enviously of our more high
ly favored neighbors and wonder that
the} should, ever neglect their many
Hut are there not privileges and op
portunities here that we neglect? Our
woods are near and not only very
beautiful but filled with objects of in
terest that would well repay scientific
investigation. Books on scientific
subjects are now easily obtained; even
the lectures we long for are printed
for our use; so that we need miss
only the experiments and illustra
A few hours in the woods with some
work on botany or ornithology may •
give one as many new ideas as one
would get in a visit to a museum,
with the additional advantage of
mountain air and healthful exercise;
while good company, which even this
wild country abundantly affords, and
a nice lunch, will make of the excur
sion a delightful picnic.
i r.un o.w* hills can bo seen views
as lovely as .the landscapes in far
famed picture galleries—-and instruc
tion in sketching is within the reach
of almost every one. Even to those
who are confined at home the flowers,
the birds, the tiny animals and the
sweet breath of the 'tills routes to the
Time for study many have not, nor
would they have that anywhere; and
some expenditure of both time and
labor is necessary to make any im
provement in our condition. The dif
ficulties in the way ot social improve,
ment are greater than in our educa
tional department Graces of man
ner and refinenitof taste are so
silently taught and learned, so uncon
sciously acquired, that only daily
mingling in a fine social atmosphere
can enable* the ?/)">>?/ to bear their im
But there are °ome with so much
native refinement that others, seek
them for their soft oni.ig iaSneuce, nd
thus, even in social enjoyments, we
may still go onward faster than we
: think.
Philadelphia, J-eb. 8, 1873. S
DEAR JOURNAL : Five days' ses
sions of the Convention during the
present week have been given to the
discussion of woman suffrage. It was
commenced by McAllister, of Ceutre,
chairman of the committee of suffrage,
election, etc., against permitting wo
men 1" vote. His conclusion may be
right, but the reasons be gave for it
were ridiculously wrong; and so I
judge most of those who agreed with
him thought, for there were at least
three spoke against to one in favor of
woman suffrage. If the opponents
were satisfied with their arguments
why make so many of them ? Nobody
can doubt that there is a large majority
of the delegates against woman suf
frage. Then why take up so much
j time and waste so much strength op
posing a proposition that was defeat
ed from tlie start ? Simply because
no man was quite satisfied that a sen
sible reason had vet been given against
the proposition, and another effort
must be made. The discussion, in
the main, was able and interesting.
The opponents of woman suffrage,
with one exception, were courteous,
candid and fair in their statements.
The exception was conspicuous and
disgusting. The advocates of woman
suffrage have certainly great reason
to be gratified with the contest. No
speaker advocating that cause, viola
ted the rules of the House of which
he was a member, which prohibits re
ferring to Delegates by name in de
bate, nor did any such violate all rules
of decency with uttering in the pres
ence of respectable ladies impure and
obscene thoughts, it was reserved
for .! nines Boyd. Esq., of X orris tow n,
a leading Democrat and a conspic
uous opponent of woman suffrage, to
do this and much more. Tf he had
undertaken to deliver himself of such
disgusting speech in the parlor of any
gentleman in this city in the presence
of ladies, he would have made a sud
den departure with a broken head.
Why he was permitted to disgrace
the Convention and insult the ladies
oceupying seats on its floor, is more
than .your correspondent can under
stand. But 1 rejoice that it takes a
Democrat to do so mean a thing. The
Almighty has endowed Mr. Boyd
with large gifts. He seems deter
mined to employ them all in the ser
vice of the devil. That is his un
doubted privilege; but by what right
does be inject his fool portion into
this Convention?
For the sake of a little variety your
correspondent went to the Xcadomy
of Music last night to hear the .1 uli
-lee Singers, of Nashville, Tenn. They
are thirteen in number. Whe.i the
war broke out they were slaves. I
entered the Academy at ten minutes
past eight. Every seat was already
| occupied, and it is the largest and
! grandest room in this city. There
were more than live thousand people
present, and vet these simple ex-slaves
held that vast crowd as with a spell.
Not a word was lost, f heard a lad 3'
who is herself a good singer say she
never heard such melody before—
never listened to such sweet singing.'
Not being a judge of music 1 will not
venture an opinion of my own, but j
will simply say t hat the pathos and j
power of these singers was far be
voiui anything 1 ever heard.
These moaest but gifted ex-slaves
have started out to raise forty thou- j
.von/ dollars to < xtinguish the indebt-j
cdnoss of Fisher University, locate !
at Nashville, Tenii. And they are i
going to do it. The net proceeds of j
two tight? at the Academy of Music
were $3875. No theatre in the city
has ever drawn the crowd that greet
ed these people last night. Philadel
phia honored herself in the splendid
ovation given to these lately-despised
oftlieearth. It is a hopeful sign. .Mer
it. genius, skill, brain-power of any
kind will, in a few years le honored
and rewarded, without reference to
the color of the recipient. May God
speed the day. . •.
Fur the JOVRNAI, k ITEM.
; \Y F.LCOME, thriee welcome, little
ITEM in your new habilaments. Per
haps I should say MRS. ITEM —tor 1
; trust you have )>een forming some
matrimonial connection, and so I wish
you much joy! Well MRS. ITEM I
receive von tiii* morning as on your
"I'I; lal tour." Are you going to
see the fulls of iagara, or nre you
going to the Saratoga Springs? Of
course you must visit one or the other
or you can never be popular. Hut
don't let thi* visit increase your van
ity, and cause you to think that you
have seen every thin ; and everybody.
I lately read of a gentleman who had
traveled even in Kuropi. On being
asked, have you seen the Dardan
elles'" replied with his usual viva
city, "O yes, Sir, I breakfasted with
them yesterday morning." And when
the marriage excitement is over and
you settle down upon the stern reali
ties of life, and not finding the antici
pated connubial felicity, don't think
of going to reside in Indiana a year in
order to get a divorce. That is not
necessary because you live in Potter
County. But I anticipate no such
thing, your new proprietor is a long
tried veteran in temperance and loy
Though his influence Potter County
enjoyes legislative enactments pro
hibiting the sale of intoxicating
liquors, ahd lie still keeps the tem
perance banner unfurled.
Well do I remember that doleful
era when, at his suggestion, the bell
was tolled, because of the passage of
the "Fugitive Slave bill," which re
fused one inch of free soil in the
United States. The poor slave must
roach Canada for safety. What a
change! Now not an inch of Slave
territory. Any one who has read
the POTTER JOURNAL during the
slavery excitement—the Rebellion—
the late political intrigues—must ad
mire its loyalty and faithfulness in
preserving the life and existence of
this nation, and for this, MRS. ITEM
and POTTER JOl RNAL we pledge our
lives, our fortunes and our sacred
honors." Your sincere friend and
well-wisher, 11. L. BIRD.
————— -
A few years ago there was a flood
on one of the streams of the "Old
Dominion." A row boat was going
here and there to rescue those who
were in danger. The waters were
angrily rising around a house, hav
ing cut oft* all means of escape for the
family within. The boat was rowed
to the house. In it safe passage to
a secure place was offered to the
wi.ob family. The head of vho
I'-mily was disposed to go provid
nig tliey ttouM also remove his
money safe. "Put your safe in the
upper story and come along,"—
was the advice given him. But he
would not go without his safe, and
his family would not go without him;
so the would-be dcliw l . ev row ed away,
and in a short time the fierce waters
swelled around that family dwelling,
lifting it from its foundat ions, carry
ing it out. into the river and turning
it over in the deep channel. Vnd so
far as I know not one of that family
was ever again seen alive.
Mr. J-alitor, do you not think there
is, at this moment, on the hills and
in the valleys of our own State, a
flood as destructive to the best in
terest of man as thu f alluded to
above? The flood of waters come,
unking 110 distinction of persons, tak
ing men as they are, and leaving their
moral nature as it. is found. But |
the whiskey flood debases, clem or
ulizes and ruins men before it takes!
them away. 1 do not know that
since the days of Xoah there has!
been a destruction of sixty thousand 1
lives in any nation during one year;'
and yet that number or uu re go down
to a drunkard's grave every vcar in 1
our country. 111 the wide world is
there any other cause of so much pov-!
ei'ty, crime and misery as that of in
temperance ? And why is this ? Stop
the manufacture and sale ofintoxi
eating drinks as a beverage, and:
1 three-fourths, perhaps nine-tenths of
the resulting evils will be stopped.
; the times seems to be coming to
, vote down this dreadful evil. Potter
| county has done well, and now we
il-• v. three, ot!.. r counties near by, •
; forbidding the prattle within their
bounds. But why not have a state
law. a constitution forbidding it?
N.O. MOM I, Pa., Ffh. 10, "73.
MR. EUlTOß* —Please permit nie
: though your columns to say that we
| had a very pleasant, donation party
last Thursday evening at the house
| of Mr. d . 1 nd row?, at Andrew's set
tlement* As quite a number came
from a distance, and us the result
: w as not known till after they had de
parted, it may lie news to. them to
say that it was just eighty dollars.
Many thanks to those who contri
buted to this result, and to those
who opened their house and exerted
themselves to make the party pleas
ant and successful. .J. F. SWAIN*.
I• m •
j A WHITER in the Chvidian Union
visited the Asylum for Inebriates at
Binghamton, X. Y.
"Doctor," said I to the attendant
physician, on the occasion of a recent
i visit to this asylum. " what remedies
do you employ ? Is there any spe
cific for drunkenness?"
j "There is 110 specific," he replied.
"Rest, good air, plain food, and total
abstinence iv the 01th
inebriacv. Nature doc> the rest."
Nature does the rest! This, observe,
is not the testimony of theology but
of science. A man, for ten years, has
been giving himself up to debauchery,
lie has resisted the counsels of his
friends, the admonitions of his father,
the prayers of his mother, the entrea
ties of his wife. He has gone from
bad to worse, till all, or ues.rly ail,
have abandoned him. "More than
once," said one of these men to me,
I have put a stone in my pocket, and
stood on the edge of a ferry boat, re
solved to jump off and put an end
to my misery, but lacked the cour
age." The stomach is diseased, the
tissues are inflamed, the nerves shat
tered, the brain disordered, the blood
impure, the eyes bloodshot, and the
limbs trembling. This man comes
to this asylum. He lays aside the
stimulation of the cup, that of busi
ness, that of unhealthful food. In
brief, he ceases to do evil. And
straightway, nature—remorseless na
ture. unforgiving nature!—begins to
undo this man's own undoing, to re
pair the ravages he has committed on
himself. It rebuilds the wasted tissue,
purities the cor upted blood, restores
vigor to the enfeebled nerves, gives
back power to the decrepit will, and,
in six months' time, restores the self
made individual to manhood again.
This work nature carries on every
where in this sin-stricken ami sorrow
ful world of ours. 80 long as we
continue our violation of nature's
laws, we sutler her penalties. But
uo sooner do we cease to do evil than
she begins to take from us the con
sequences we have brought, upon
ourselves. The broken bone she lie
gins to knit together; the gaping
wound she heals; the inflamed tissues
she restores to health. And when
self-inflicted disease lias gone so far
that the restorative agencies of the
bod ) are inadequate, nature without
is rich in herbs whose only function
is to beat the message of divine par
don to the lacerated body, to deliver
it from the just penalties of violated
law. What a world, indeed, this
would he if nature were as unforgiv
ing as ir. Argure represented it.
The broken bone would hang forever
loose; the wound would never close;
Hi" system, once disordered, would
never be restored to health. Not the
imagination of Dante himself con
ceived of anything more horrible than
the hell this world would be, if, even
in ihe realm of physical nature, there
.10101: iveness. It would lie but
a home of helpless incurables.
A Faithful I. og.
Among the section men mentioned
caught out in the frightful Minneso
ta storm, was one who lived several
miles from St. James. He was una
ble to roach home, and his wife be
came alarmed for his safety, and he
was uneasy about his family. On
Thursday a shepherd dog belonging
to him came bounding into St. James
with a little leather bag attached to
his collar, in which was a letter from
his wife containing the joyful intelli
gence that they were "all well at
home," and asking for news of her
husband. Another letter was writ
ten informing tiic wife the husband
was safe and would return home
as soon as he could reach there.
This letter was placed in the leather
bag, and the faithful animal told to
"go home." Away started the al
m< st human animal through the fear
ful stonn and snow drifts, and ar
rived safely at home with the pre
cious news so anxiously looked for
by the waiting wife and mother. The
next day the husband reached home.
This same dog was also sent with a
letter to a sick neighbor, and brought
hack an answer. That dog is not for
Making Honest Politicians.
A great many people, both men and
women, profess to have a "perfect hor
ror of itolitics." They look upon the
modes by which government is carried
on as a game in the hands of shrewd,
unscrupulous, daring men, who have
little regard for truth, honesty, or the
real prosi>erity of the country, but who
are impelled by love of lucre, of position
and power. It is common to hear poli
tics spoken of as a Serbonian bog. in
which every man must be mired who
attempts to reach greatness through
. that highway.
Now we hold, and we think the jus-j
tice of our i>ositiou can In* established, j
that ev-ry man and every woman in the
republic is responsible to a greater or
less extent for corruption in jnilitics.
Anil more, thai it is the dut> of every
individual to have a hand in this matter
of purifying politics. How is it to In
done? in the first place, "laying the
ax at the foot of the tree;" by beginning
at the cradle to inculcate lessons of
truth, of honesty, civil and social, and
of Christian charity, which is "Peace on ;
earth and good will to men." It is a
common saying, we have heard it a
thousand times in Fourth of July and
similar orations, that the Bible is the
corner-stone of this Republic. We all
believe this to lie so, but how do we act
in reference to this connection? How
many parents, taking tins book as the
rub rule of moral action, diligently in
struct thoir children in its teachings in
Older that they may become good citi
zens. Ilow many take pains to culti
vate in their offspring the love, for its
own intrinsic excellence, of that which
is absolutely pure and just and true?
Ilow many teach thi-111 when tempted to
go astray to reply. "How can I do this
great wickedness and sin against God?"
There is in every manV house a perfect
antidote to this corruption in politics
whiGi is so much prated about. Did
Joseph in Egypt attain and retain His
eminence at the Court of Pharaoh by
b-'!• ry and chicanery? II is story is full
ot i. *. >ns of political wisdom and sa
: gacity. of truth and honesty, of high ca
pacity and incorruptible integrity, of all
the elements that make statesmen great.
; Was it by trickery that Daniel became
third ruler in Belsliazzar's kingdom,
and lirst of the three Presidents in the
reign of Darius?
The ignorance of men and women and
children, nominally Christian, of a great
many characters and events portrayed
in the Sacred Scriptures, is simply de
plorable. You cannot find a carpenter
without bis rule in his pocket, you will
never catch a stone-mason without bis
line or plummet, a railroad contractor
without maps and charts somewhere
about him, an editor without his news
paper, but how often do we meet men
and women, nominally honest, about
1 whom we can find no trace of this abso
lute line of moral action, this plummet
| of Divine rectitude, this title-deed to
.everlasting inheritance, but must take
it for granted that they have got it
stowed away in some secret pocket.
As long as we have a Government
there must be men to administer it, and
it is for the interest of everybody that
these mi 11 be lamest; it is in the power
, of every father and mother in the land
to contribute to this result. Instead of
1 keeping out of politics, let every man
act his part in it well and honestly, and
do what he can to make others conduct
in the same maimer, let him train his
sons t<i imitate the demi-gods of this
nation—Washington, and Jefferson, and
I Patrick Henry, and Chief Justice Ma*-
I shall, and John Jay—men whose social
' and political lives were equally stain
-1 less.
Men and women of high virtue are 110
more the result of accident than the
raising of eighty bushels of shelled corn
to the acre is an accident. Miracles do
not happen in this nineteenth century.
The seed that was sown in good ground
brought forth abundantly; that ground
had been carefully prepared; it was not
bard like the wayside, weedy or without
depth of earth, but mellow, moist, pul
verized and fertilized. Thus with mor
al soil. Our greatest divines, our 110-
bk st statesmen, our most eminent phi
losophers and scientists, are the blos
soms of generations of culture and in
telligence, of morality and virtue.
Sitting in children's chairs around
the fireside, playing with hoop, or ball,
or marbles, conning the primer and the
multiplication table, are t.fie fiitnw '*-
maKers, Governors, Senators, Presidents
of our country. Shall they lie honest
in their dealings, truth-abiding. God
fearing jmen? On whom, oh, father!
oh, mother! does this depend.
$ oreign Ouo tags.
I?epnl>!:cau Spain.—The formal mes
sage of abdication of King Amadeus
I was read in the Cortes on Tuesday. Tt
; opens with the statement that the King
has maturely considered the question
I of what course he ought to pursue with
( reference to the Spanish throne, and has
' firmly resolved upon his present action.
| When he accepted the Crown he did so
under tin belief that the loyalty of the
people who had called him would eoin
; peusate for the inexperience which he
brought to his task, lie had found that
, herein he was deceived. If the enemies
| who had 1 >eset his path had been for
eigners, he would not have taken the
! course now determined upon ; but they
; are :>pauiards. By them Spain had been
! kept iu perpetual disquiet. All his ef
| forts to quiet-her or put an end to the
intrigue which were the source of her
agitation had proved unavailing. It
was not enough that he had a partisan
support. He had no wish to remain on
tiie throne as the King of a party. He
therefore announced his abdication on!
behalf of himself and his heirs.
Upon the completion of the reading,
1 lie Senate and Congress met together
in tiie chamber of the latter, and consti-1
tided themselves the Soverf ign Cortes
of Spain. Senor Itivero, President of
the Congress, was called to the chair,
and, in a brief speech, he declared him
self ready to ;mswer for the preservation
of older and the execution of the decrees
of the sovereign power.
A vote was then taken 011 the ques
tion of accepting without discussion the j
abdication of Amadeus, and it was ac
cepted unanimously.
A commission from the members of
the Senate and Congress, was then a]>-
poiuted to draft a reply to the message,
and another commission to accompany
the King to the frontier.
Senor Pi y Margall proposed a resolu
tion establishing a Republic, and vest
ing in the Assembly the supreme power.
The resolution was adopted by a vote
of 25G yeas against 32 nays. Its propo
sitions are as follows: That Spain be
declared a Republic; that the National
Assembly assume all the powers of the
! supreme authority; that they appoint a
responsible government to execute their
decrees; that to another Assembly, to
( be hereafter elected, lie referred the
duty of determining the form of the
j Constitution. The resolution was divid
ed into seveial p u ts, and each part w as
! voted upon separately,
j The Cortes, on Wednesday, elected
! the following Government:
Figueras, for President of the Coun
cil, received 244 votes.
Cordova, Minister of War, 239 votes.
Pi y Margall. Minister of the Interior,
243 votes.
N icolas Sahneron, At inister of Justice,
242 votes.
Frui cisco Salmeron, Minister of the
Colonies, 238 votes.
Beranger, Minister of Marine, 24G
Castelar, Minister of Foreign Affairs,
24.3 votes.
Becerra, Minister of Public Works,
233 votes.
Kehegaray. Minister of Finances. 212
The newly elected members of the
Government took their seats upon (he
Ministerial bench, and Figueras then
addressed the Assembly. He said lie
owed his appointment to political cir
cumstances. He believed Ore use would
have been nominated had he been pres
( nt. Senor Figueras promised that the
Spanish i*eople should in future have
the utmost freedom in the choice of
their rulers and representatives. He
then read numerous telegrams from the
provinces showing that the public peace
and order had been evrVtvliere preserv-
He hoped the Republic would be estab
lished forever, and that Spain would
henceforth exercise her just influence
in the affairs of Eurojie. He believed
that other Latin nations would not be
slow to imitate her example. The
Government now chosen would insure
the national integrity. The Assembly
then adjourned.
MADRID, Thursday, Feb. 13, 1873.
The two Houses of the Cortes con
vened to-day in joint session as the
National Assembly of Spain, and pro
ceeded to effect a permanent organiza
tion. Senor E. Marios, late Minister
of Foreign Affairs, was elected Presi
| dent of the Assembly, in place of Senor |
Figuerola, the chairman pro teni % . re
ceiving 222 votes.
Senor Martos, on 'taking the chair, 1
delivered a patriotic sjieech, which was
j loudly cheered from all parts of tlie
Amadous and the members of his
family met with the most respectful j
consideration at the railway stations on
their way to the Portuguese frontier.
LONDON, Thursday, Feb. 13.1873.
Paris telegrams report that Don!
Carlos is preparing to take advantage
of tlie crisis in Spain to push bis claims
to the throne. A meeting was held at :
the residence of the Duke d'Aumele;
yesterday, at which 100,000,000 francs
were subscrib-d to aid tlie Duke de
Mont]>cnsier in operations against the
Republic in Spain. Masses are to be
celebrated for the success of the Bour
bon cause. Prince Francois d'Assisi, j
the consort of ex-Queen Isabella, lias J
left Par is for Madrid. Senor Oloza- \
ga to-day took leave of President Thiers, •
and leaves probably for the same desti
A special dispatch from Paris says : i
-• It is reported in that city this morning 1
that the troops of the regular army in '
Spain are divided in their choice of a •
form of government. The cavalry, it is j
said, have pronounced in favor of a
monarchy, with the Prince of Asturias. j
son of the ex-Queen Isabella, for king,
while the infantry favor a republic. Ii ;
is also reported that serious diet urban- I
ces have token place in Madrid, and j
that fighting has occurred in tlie streets j
of that city."
Great Britain. —In the House of Lords,
on Tuesday, the Earl of Lauderdale j
asked whether measures had been taken j
to complete the settlement of the west- ,
ern part of the boundary line bet\ve< n ;
the British Dominions and the Unite d j
States. He contended that, notwith- !
standing the decision with regard to)
that portion of the line which gave San j
Juan to (lie United States, there were j
still several water channels which the
Americans might claim. The rights ol' j
the Indian tribes were also 1< ft unsetth d ;
and collisions were inevitable. lie |
characterized the whole Treaty of Wash- j
ington as the most humiliating Eng-1
land had ever negotiated. Earl Gran-1
vide replied with assurances that steps I
had been taken to settle all boundary j
questions. A British Commission had
surveyed a line which was almost iden- i
tical with that laid down by the Ameri- j
eans. Instructions had been sent out j
with a view of arriving at an agreement I
upon the exact boundary.
i\-n and
AT CHURCH. —We think that if the;
people of Coudersport had known how j
good the sermon would be at the M. E. j
Church on Sunday last, every seat ;
would have l>een filled. And this with-;
out taking one away from other meet- j
ings, where, perhaps, the discourses i
were quite as good.
SEVERE as the w inter has been some J
birds have still lived in our climate. 11
have seen four kinds since the most j
; intensely cold weather.
TIIE Saturday Jirvicver declares that j
no Briton is so mean and abject as to
concede for a second that nature lias
( not endowed him with a gift of proinpt
; ly deciding every theological question.
THE Mayor of Boston deserves the
j thanks of all executives from the Presi
dent down to constables. He lias hit
i upon a plan to cure office-seekers. Arm-
I ing himself with a l'resh vaccination,
j he visited the smallpox hospitals and
| got his movement reported in the papers,
i The civil service in Boston demanded
; no reform for several days.
VSALT LAKE ( ITY, l\h. in.—The
| special message of President Grant on
! Utah affairs is the absorbing topic of
! conversation here. The Hurald says it
is another heavy dose, but they must
I dance to the music furnished, and re
peats that Polygamy, being part of their
religious faith, is above rightful attack.
The Neirs affects moderation and for
-1 bearance, and says if a collision takes
place, it will not lie at the seeking of tlie
people. The position of the Saints, it
i adds, in this crusade, is peace, patience,
' calm endurance and resignation. The
general tone of the Mormon press to-day
is indicative of great fear. The power
of the Mormons at Washington was
deemed impregnable, but now thai dan-
ger is imminent they are filled with
: stcrnation. In fact, there is a p
| everywhere among the priesthood. VC
masses of the Mormons are
anxious to quietly await the result
though it is well understood that a 1 J'
majority of the better class secri-p ■
sympathise with the Gentile cause an.]
would joyfully welcome the da'v \
j emancipation from Brigbam* desJl'
I ism.
; "Love is better than house or lund-
I So, Sir Stephen, I'll ride with thee !"
j Quick she steps where the courser stands
j Light she springs to the saddle tree '
: Love is better titan kith or kin:
| So close she clung and so close clasped lie
j They heard no soh of the ! itter wind
j Nor the snow that shuddered along the lea,
j Love is better than life or breath'
1 The-drifts are over the iu.rse's knee;
j Softly they sink to the soft, cold death'
! And the snow shroud folds them silently
• Houses and lands are gone for aye,
| Kith and kin like the wild wind tlee;
j Life and breath have fluttered away.
But 'o\e hath blossomed eternally.
—HOSE TEKKY in Atfuntr.
1 r „
| JMK most touching eulogy, and tip
; most comprehensive probably, was
j utteit d at tin; grave of Daniel Webster
j tit (lie dose of (lie funeral rites. A
: plain man, probably one of tlie neigh
bors of the deceased, cauie forward
stood at the grave, and said, with quiy.
; ering iips. "Daniel Webster, the world
j will he lonesome without you."—The
! quality which won for Daniel Webster
this touching eulogy is not his great
) and brilliant intellect, but his neigh.
i borly kindness.
Tin: following we clip from Mr.
j Punch's Almanac for this year!— 'T
am pleased to say, Mrs. Fitzhrowre,
that 1 shall l>e able to vaccinate your
: baby from a very healthy child of your
• neighbor, Mrs. Jones—Mrs. Fifi
browne — "Oh, dear, doctor! I could
not permit that. We do not care to be
mixed up with the Joneses in any way."
ADvr<;s tree gratis to young men—
Of all your gettings, get respectability
! and a good trade.
"(h nth men's pantaloons upholstuti
| here." is a sign near a skating park it
; Titusviile, Pa.
\ EN'TII.ATE your school-roiiUis. if
i you would preserve health.
j A R rrri.E Tleko —The Roval FTu
i inane Society of Great Britain bss
|just transmitted i.'-; modal with a
suitable testimonial, to a little fellow
; named Alfred Ingham, aged only 11,
who rescued another boy named "Hal
! dwell, from the canal at Sowerhv
: britl. re, Yorkshire. iialliw.-ii, ,t
| soems,wus playing with scleral oilier
j boys on tie- ennui bank, when he acci
i Jc-tally fill into the water. The
I cries of his companions, who were
; paralyzed with fear and made 110 <f
; fort vo save him, brought Ingham to
; the spot. A. iter diving several tiroes
jhe succeeded in rescuing him. 1 ng
; hum -ems to have learnt in-t only;
swim Well but how to treat personal
app rently drowned, for on gettiigj
the boy in the hank, he pla -ed i-ini
, on his stomach and gently rolled him
| from side to side. The boy's motl
; er offered! him money, which, however,
j the little l'ellow declined,
I . ~
i Mits. FREMONT is described as
having grown stout ai d gray, anil
i never, in the days of her girlish
' heauiv, was so fascinating as at the
! present time.
I ,
. Hoop BEUINNINU Hon. I-ims-l
tus Doming died, not long since, ail
; Albany, worth nearly ten million io'-|
ilais. He came to the city in early I
j boyhood j)ooi and friendless, seekin: l
| employment. Applying at a storel
i for work of sonokind, the mcn-bn'l
| thought him too small and youugfo'l
I service.
u Why, my little l*>y," said hel
' what can you do ? " I
"('an do what I am bid, sir!" l, *>|
; the prompt reply.
That reply secured him a place,Midl
■ that spirit made him a favorite with!
| his employer and assured steady! r 'l
i motion. I
Any young man who is read v forß
hard work and attends to his dutyjj
i promptly and with thoroughness msjl
' hope to succeed. Idlers and sbitVr^B
: whose aim is to do as little as possik-B
! have a hard road to travel. I
I 1 am composed of two syllabi*™
- My first is a small animal ; behead ;■
j and it becomes a very large niiiflß
i My second is something often ru-B
sary to our bodily comfort; 1
• ! it and it becomes necessary to B
soul's content. My whole is a £ b
known flower.— Cirri.-. Union. B
Mv first is a woman's name
I I Quite pleasant to the ear;
My Kt'-ond is a color fair,
By Nature held most dear. Sfc.
My third , when living, is tlie
Of creatures wild and fleet; 9
When dead, it often shelters B
| From cold and from heat. ■
My '"hah L never once have seen las
Yet know and love right well*
My first, second, third and who 1 - B
Who'll be the first to tell? , ■
r b
- . What name signifies u a
, light?" what "afather?" w !i: '/efcj
j mountain of strength?" what' "
t ing?" what "father <>f a nnik |!
what "sprinkled with dew." —- 1
I uioti. ■
Will some of our young lrieu i
1 answers to the charades aul ftl
. tions'— Kditok.