The Potter journal and news item. (Coudersport, Pa.) 1872-1874, February 21, 1873, Image 2
The Potter Journal AN If X'T E ' vV' £> IlXi 3VT . 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 privileges. 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 tions. 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 door-step. 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 press. 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. CONSTITUTION HALL, I 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 alty. 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. ————— - For tiie JOURS AI. AMI ITEM. 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? j 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 I : 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 sale. 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 votes. Castelar, Minister of Foreign Affairs, 24.3 votes. Becerra, Minister of Public Works, 233 votes. Kehegaray. Minister of Finances. 212 votes. 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 House. 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 nation. 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. BEST. ; "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 ■ 1 CHARADES. 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 H 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? , ■ -/Wf's r b BIBLE QUESTIONS- 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.