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YY W. SMITE,
r J. LINGLE,
ATTORNKY-AT - LAW,
1:18 Phlllpobura;, Ceutre Co., Pa. yipd
ATTORNEY AT LAW,
Curwensrille, Clearfield Bounty, Pa.
Oct. ), '7S-tf.
ATTORNEY AT LAW,
TOOffire In the Opera House. OfltV, '78-tf-
p II. W. BARKETT,
AtTORNIVB AND COUNSELORS AT IiAW,
January SO, 1878.
J-SUA EL TEST,
ATTORNKY AT LAW,
4r"0!S. on. door east of Bhaw lions.
fM. M. McCULLOUGII,
ATTORNEY AT LAW,
(i(H -e In Jlesonle bnlldln, Second street, op
jicite the Court Hons.. je2a,'7tf.
y C. ARNOLD,
LAW & COLLECTION OFFICE,
o'. Clearfleld Counts, Penn'a.
ATTORNEY AT LAW,
onice In Opera House, ip 16,'77-ly
gMlTII V. WILSON,
CLEARFIELD, . - PENN'A.
,arOfflre In the Masonic Boildin, OTrr the
Cunly National Hank. (marM SO.
w II 1.1. M A
davib L. ebbbb.
job. . waieLar.
.nnr r. walla
f ALLACE & KREBS, n
(Su-ccM'in to Wallao. A Fielding,)
A T T O R N E Y S - A T - L A W ,
jnl'77 Cleartleld, Pa.
ATTORNEY AT LAW,
oilire nrer lli County Natiopel Bank.
Jun. 28, 'TStf.
DuBois, Clearfield County, Penn'a.
gr"Wlll attind promptly to all legal basin...
eutru.til to ail oar. IJae.l, aw.
iaut. a. auaRATe
JURRAY & GORDON,
ATTORNEYS AT LAW,
VOffiea In Pie'l Opera IIobi mond floor.
riLLlAM A. HAGERTY,
iH'Ul't: over T. At Plerk A Co.'. Stare,
-WIII attend to all legal bu.lne.e wltb
proinptnee. and fidelity. febll,'80-tl.
IO!ari B. M'BKAbLT. DABIBL W. B'CDBDT,
fcENALLY i McCUBDY
ar Legal bailneee attanded te promptly with)
1'lelity. Uffloa on rJaeond ttraet, above the Pint
.National Uank. Jan:l:7f
4 G. KitAMER,
Real Ratal, and CollactloB Agent,
( I.KAHh'IKl.l), PA.,
Will promptly attend to all legal baiiaeol aa
tru.trd to hi. aara.
.Mr-Offic. is Pie'e Opera Home. Jaal'76.
T F. McKE.VRICK,
All legal bnlinees entroited to bli eara will re
ceive prompt ettentloa.
arOBlne In tba Court Houie.
JOHN L. CUTTLE,
ATTORNEY AT LAW.
tint Heal Ratal Agent, Clearfield, Pa.
rifflce oa Third .Ireet, b.t.Cberrji W.lnat.
jagr Reepeetfnlly olfere hta eervlete la eelllng
and buying lands iB Olaarfi.ld and adjelnlng
oouatlea ( and with aa aip.rleneaal oa.rtw.nty
y.are aa a SBrvayor, flatters himself that he oan
render eatlefaelloB. (Feb. l8:IIS:tf,
)R. K. M. SCUEURER,
Offlee Ib reeldcBoa oa First St.
April 14, 187i. Clearfleld, Pa.
It. W. A. MEANS,
I'HYSICIAN & SURGEON,
DUBOIS CITY, PA.
Will attend professional calls promptly. augl0'78
T. J. UOTEU,
PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON,
OOce oa Market Street, Clearfield, Pa.
tVOOca hoar.: I u II a m , and I to I p. m.
. J. KAY WRIGLEY,
A4vOfllee aJJolniag th. residence ef Jaoses
ril.y, K.a,., oa Seeoad riu, I'lo.rl.ld, Pa.
Jelyil, J .
JJU. U. D VAN VALZAII,
OFFICE IN RESIDKNCE, CORNER Of FIRST
AND PINE BTREKI-rf.
P- OSoe hoars Fro bb 11 te 1 P. U.
May II, lift.
bate Sargeea af the 111 Regiment, Pe.a.rlreala
Vola.Mere, ha.i.g r.taraad free, the Army,
elfers his professleeal B.rviaee la IhaslUaeaa
i uiearleld eoaaty.
"'Frefeseieaalealla promptly attested I.
noe ea geeoad (treat, formerlyeeaaplU hy
Wert,. (apr,'a u
J PHIHTIMO Of 1VERT taciif
He, Beatly aiaeatad at this .Bee.
GEO. B. Q00DLANDEE, Editor St Proprietor.
VOL. 51-WIIOLE NO.
it COraHTA BLEIf FEE
.1 We have printad a larva
have printad a larg. nambar of tba n.w
FEB BILL, and will an tba raoaipt of twenty.
Iva eonta. nail a moot to any addreee.
WILLIAM M. HENRY, Jostice
or raa Pbaci abd Bcbitbbbb, LUMBER
01TY. CoNeotione made and mono? promptly
paid over. Artiolai of agreement and dead, of
eoovoyeneo natly eiaouLed aad warrantee, eor
root or no obarga. Hjy'7
JOHN D. THOMPSON,
Juatiee of the Peaoe and ScrWener,
' IWu Collection i made and money promptly
peid oror. fabarntf
S (OITI1D I.O.)
JUSTICE OF THE PEACE
ron bill Towaantr.
Ha; t, 1878-1 ya
Square Timber & Timber Lands,
J.ll'T CLKARFIKLD, PA.
House and Sign Painter and Paper
kavWIII .iMnttlobi In bli lin. promptly and
In a workmanlike mannar. rr.,u.
WILLIAM D. B1GLER,
. i7lh, 1880 if.
JOHN A. STADLER,
BAKER, Idark.t Bl., Cloart.ld, Pa.
Pre.h Broad, Ruik, Rolli, Pi.l aad Cako.
od band or mad. ta order. A g.n.ral auortment
of Conleetionarlai, Frail, aad Note la .took.
Ice Cream and Ov.tert In eeaaon. haloon aeariy
OVPO.IU the Poetoffiee. Prioa. moderat..
WEAVER &, BETTS,
Real Estate, Square Timber, Saw Logs,
AND LUMBER OP ALL KINDH.
r Office on Booond itreoU la rear of itore
ruoia of uearfe nearer una u".
JUSTICE OF TIIR PEACE
Oae.ola Mill. P. O.
All affirlalbn.ln.ee .ntraeted to him will be
promptly .ttended to. moh2l, 71,
BARBER AND HAIHLKKtsn.
Shop on Market St., or.po.lte Court Hoasa.
A olMn towel for .very ou.tomer.
Also dealer in
Beet llranile of Tobarco and Clgara.
nu.rH.M. p.. war . ''
JAMES H. TURNER,
JUSTICE OF TI1B PEACE,
ssr-He has nreoared himself with all the
necessary blank forms under the Pension and
Hnnntv law., a. wall as blank Deeds, ete. All
l.l natter. .ntrasUid to bis eare will reoelre
prompt attention. May 7th, 187i'-tr.
Market Hlreet, ClearDeld, Pa.,
MABtTACTBBBB ABD DBAI.BB IB
JJarntts, Bridltt, Satldlet, Collart, and
JNtrAII hinds of repairing promptly atteaded
i. uil.,.' Hardwire, llorae Brashoi. Curry
Combs, Ae., always on hand and for sale at the
lowest cash prlo.. iraercn "i'
Q. H. HALL,
PRACTICAL PUMP MAKER,
NEAR CLEARFIELD, PENN'A.
jgar pomps always an hand and made to order
en ehort aotiea. Pipaa bored oa raaaonable terms.
All work warranted ta render satisfaction, aad
delivered If deelred. myiaiiypa
THE und.nlr.ned bag. leave to Inform the pub
lic that bo is bow fully prepare to aoeomeio
dau all la the way of furnishing H.aes, Buggies,
Saddles and Harness, on the shortest nolloe and
en reasonable terms. Reeldeaee on Locust street,
hetWMB Third and Fourth.
GEO. W. OEARHART.
Ilearleld. Feb. 4, 1174.
OLEN HOPK, PENN'A,
TIIR anderiitned, bavlnif leaied thii torn
modioae Hotel, la the rilU)(e of Ulen Hope,
la now prepared to owomaiodeto all who nj
oall. My tahle end ber ohall bo npplied with
the beat the nerket alTurdt.
OKOKiJB W. DOTTft, Jr.
Qleo Hope, I'e., March 30, U7Mf.
THOMAS H. FORCEE,
Alio, eitoaaiTo manafoetaror and deeler la Sqaaro
Xtmbor aad bowed Lnmooroi all atadl.
-Order! lolioited and all blllt promptly
Watches, Clock) and Jewolry,
Srataai', Am., Jforael Areas,
All kinds of ronalrina la my line promptly Bl
ended to. Jaa. 1st, WW.
EN'COURAGB HOME INDUSTRY.
rpill andarrdgned, having artahllshed a lfar-
X aery aa tha 'Piha, aboat half way balwMB
Clearfield and Carwen.rllle, Is areparad to far-
aieh all hlada af FRUIT THRES, (standard aad
dwarf,) Erergraeae, Shrabhery, tirape Vlnae,
ltoee.Brry, Lawton Blaekbarry, Strawberry,
and Raspberry Via... Aleo, Hiberlaa Crab Trees,
lautaoo, and early anarl.t Rhabarh, Ae. Order
promptly attended to. Addrete,
J. D. WRIGHT,
eeple M-y Carweosvllle, Pa.
West End Drug Store,
I!f GRAHAM S ROW,
(Half way betweea Mosso,', aad FlMh'a stores.)
rflHB anderslaaed hasopoBad bp b Drat Stare
X with ft full supply af parlartly pure and
lre.B 1raga, M edioines, vaemieal, ana Totw
Artlolea ThM. Drags h.v. baea selected with
great aare aad are gaaranlwd ta he porfeetly
pure aad reliable. 1 will give my pemnal attea.
Uea te thle department, aad will eaeerraliy giva
any advlre and lalermatiaa la rgard tamedleiaea
rree efeharg.. IR. I.J. BtlVKK.
Clearfield, Pa., Dee. I, llfil tf.
ilrnrttrld Iniuranct Afntry.
JABBB BBBB. CABBOLL t. ,lnBIB.
KLltlt H B11HH.K, atnll.
Represent the following and ether first -elan, Ca's
Liverpool London A Olobs-B. I. Br.Jt.J0l
Lyeamlag ea mataal Aeash plans. t.fieO.fil'fi
rhmnla,of llanrerd.Cona ,. l.i3.tH3
lasaraaee Co. ef North Amerir l,4M.(7t
Korth British A Mereaatlle U.B. Br. I.Ttl.lM
Seotilah Cemmerelal 0. A Branek.... 1711,141
Trenler, (Law A Aoeedeal) 4,l.,4M
Omea aa Atartot St., epp. Oeart Uewaa, Ctear
Walter Scott's Greeting to Robort
CENTRAL PARK, NEW YORK, 1880.
ar wallacb aat-ca.
(Mr. Wallaco Drnotroolted tbo followlnf Poem
at the St.Aadrawi Dinner, Delinoaloo', New
Vork oitj, oa tba eteoioj of Norembor the 80th,
pre feeing It ib Ibe following paragraph
"After the anvoillngof the Burn ' itatoe a few
week i ago In Centre) Perk ( after the eloquent
oration of Ueorge William Cartli had atlrred the
heerti of tboueendi who lore tbo llnei of the
PeeMnt Poet ; after the crowd had dlaprid and
nijrht had w tiled dawn apoa the throt atataei of
Sbekfpeere, Scott and Harni, It uened to m
eminentljr fitting that Waltor 8ootlaboulditesd
a greeting to the newly Brrlred poet aad Intro
duoe him to hla bronied friend abd oonrada
We greet thee, RoUe, here to-night,
Beaeetb theto etere eo pure ead bright
W greet thee, 1'oet, eotno ot leak
With Will and me thy lot to oaat.
We're talked about thee mony a day
And wondered when you'd bo 'hie wey
Reach oat yonr hand and gie'e a abaka,
Juat ante, for auld acquaintance take.
Wa welcome yoo from Rootla't land
And reach to you a brither'e hand:
A kindred otil to greet you lurna
Will bhakapeare, tbia it Robia llurni.
We're anng your aonga her mony night
'Till that dear iter ia luat in light,
And, Willie aaya, the Hnet yoo wrote
Will area do for him to quota.
He likea your rente wondroui weel
And aaya yoo are a glortoui ohlel -In
fact, the only one who knowi
The apace 'twin poetry and proaa.
Ob, Robia, If we had a plaid
We'd quite oon?ert yon Stratford lad.
He said, in truth, but yestcr-moro,
"I'm Seotuh In wit, though Kogllab bora ;
"And, Walter, it may yet appear
That tSootland takea In Warwlnkihtre
Let A ron bo the border line,
Blot out tbo Tweed or draw It Ana "
Bo Willie brow your peck o mau't
And eet the board with attie aan't,
For Rob baa come at laat yu aee
Wo were a pair, but now we're throe.
W'a need no other oomn.de now
No modern hard o' nlaaate brow t
'Til long before another man
Will be admitted to our oln.
In Bturmr night a 'twaa loneaome hora
ntwn Will recited balfo' Lear;
But now he quote O Shanter'a Tale
Ja thunder, lightning, and in hail,
And aaya hta wltebea een't compare
With thoae that chaaed O'Shaater'a mare;
Ile a even learned your Iell Addreae
To quote eome night for good Queen Ban
Fir Robia tbia ia haunted ground
Where Spirit! ketp their nightly round :
And when the witching hour ia near
You'll aoa atrange beinga gather here.
I aaw Queen Beaa the other night
Betide him, clad In future bright,
While kinge and queeoa, a noble throng,
In dim prooeaaion paaaed along,
And walla aeemed riling from the earth
Like Leioeeter'a tower at Kenilworth;
And all the pageant that wai there,
Seemed floating in the moonlit air.
Aye! Beauty, Joalouay and Pride,
In Dudley'e II alia walked aide by aide,
While Amy Kobiart aee toed to a tend
Wltb fair Ophelia, hand la bend.
And, Robio! what a rUlna came
Aa Willie whispered Ariel'a name
The towera diiaolred and round him draw
Tba atately, gentle, fair and true,
Miranda, Jul I ft, Irnngene,
II enn lone and Katharine,
While Roaalind among them atood
The aunlight of eweet Arden'a wood.
'Twore long to paaa ihem la reriew,
For itlll the circle wider grew
I otil tba airy rlaion bright
Waa loit at laat Id liquid light.
So let ma wbliper In yonr ear
Nerer to toll what paaaea here:
There'll be a grand reception anon
To groet the lad from Bonute Doon.
We'll gather op the jotlleat erew,
FalatatT, Prince Hal and Rhoderiok Dha,
And a' the rantin' blither Scota
Free Maiden Kirk to John O'Uroatj.
Bo, Robia, make youraelf at home
'Mang frlendaand brithera yon hare eome
And bare'a a land that 'a quite aa fair
Aa tbat between the Doon and Ayr;
A land tbat glorlei in Ita youth,
That owna oo creed but living truth,
W here pith o' tenae and pride o' worth
A refuge find from rank and birth t
A land tbat'a made your tertea real,
Whoae guinea-etatnp ts henor'e eeal,
Aya I Kobte, hero they're quite forgot
To write the bir juit Walter Boott.
And here thy aonga will arer ring
Through all the yeara the centuriei bring,
'Till all are free and orery aea
Shall know no ihore but Liberty.
A CI1ECKEJIKD LIFE.
(1REEN, THE REFORMED GAMBLER,
ABJECT POVERTY. .
From the Philadelphia Record.
In the little two-story tenement No.
1802 Soulb Juniper street, in abject
poverty, rcnidos Jonathan 11. Green,
onto notorious but now reformed
gambler, with his family, conaisting ol
a wife and seven children, the ronntrost
3 weeks and tbo eldest 14 yours of ago.
jur. uruuii in uiiiimmi erijipica in nis
right arm, and one ol his children lies
stitrering with typhoid fever. The
bouse- ia almost entirely dostiluto of
furniture, and even beloro the present
oold snap the family had not sutlicient
dou clothing to keep tbem trom actual
sulfering. in the man ol muscular
frame, gaunt with want, a well dovel
oped head covored with a fair suit of
iron-gray hair, a high iorchoad with
heavy brows, bonealh which gleam a
pair ui cow, gray eyes, a laco covered
with whiskers, but destitute of a mus
tache, and in manners self possessed
and arTablo, one would recognize only
in a faint degroe the gambler of forty
years ago, who at tbat time little
dreamed, amid tbo wealth and luiury
with which he was thon surrounded,
of the oxtrome poverty with which be
"I never smoked a cigar in my life,
never knew tho taste of tobacco and
never touchod a drop of liquor." said
Mr. Green, as he began rapidly to re
count, oia evenuui History, and added :
"1 promised my mother when a boy 6
years of ago, aa 1 stood by her dying
bed, never to drink a drop of liquor,
and t have never broken that promise."
Mr, Green was born in Kentucky In
the year 1813, and hia grandfather was
a cousin ot Uoneral JNaluaniol Greene ;
of Revolutionary fame. Out of consid
eration for bis family name ho drop
ped the final "e" in penning hit auto
graph. At the age of sixteen years he
entered upon a lile the most eventful
ever known among the gambling fra
ternity. In the pursuit of hit profes
sionfor he was a prolossional cam-
bier Green was one of the must suc
cessful men who ever touched a card,
and at the limo of bia rotor m turn waa
worth over 150,000, nearly every cent
of which went in the way of restitution
to tboso who had been his victims.
Green was 28 Tears of aire when he
abjured hia profesaion, and resolved,
come what might, never to touch a
card again. The eircnnialances which
led to this resolution art an index to
the man's character.
Ho was travelinir from St. Louis to
Cincinnati by boat It was Sunday,
and oa the boat was a Methodiat oler-
gym an, wbo bad dittrihutod tome re
ligious tracts oo the Ublot and tolteot
in the main aaloon, where Green was
sitting. Soon alter the clergyman had
laid the tracts od the table eoople oi
gamblers walked up, one remarking to
tho otbor : "Cotno on, I'll give you
another back., right bore, at the same
time brushing the tracts on tho floor,
and throwing down in their place a
pack ot cards. Green witnosaed the
operation, and at onco became indig
nant at tho rough manners of the gam-
blora. Stepping up to .the table ho
coolly picked up the dock of cards and
threw them through tho window into
tho Ohio rivor, and thon picked up the
tracts ana placed tbem on the tabic.
turning to the men wboworosoamaz
ed at this Intrusion that their wits fairly
forsook thorn, be informed them if
tbey wan tod to play cards to go somo
wbura else and doit; that tboso tracts
could not bo removed from tho tablo.
Ho was known as a desperato charac
ter, and tho gambler thought it best
not to attempt to resent tho insult.
Tbon Greon went to tho ministor and
askod him if ho would preach for them
U'U l,.l i:. mt.
u uu uu uu uuuiuiiuu. 00 nun siur
readily assented, and the paBSongers of
tnonoat particularly thoso who know
Green as a professional gambler woro
surprised to find him going over tho
boat drumming up an audience. Hut
Green succeeded, and he says: "Wo
bad a pretty good sermon, 1 guess ;
though I don't know, for 1 was stand
ing guard ovor tbo 'Social Room' to
keep tho gamblers from disturbing the
meeting." No attempts at disturbance
wcro mado, howovor, and after the
meeting was ovor Green retired to his
stato room. Hero, he snvs, he bci'un
to think over bis naBt career, tho
shame he had brought on the name of
bis mother, and tho degradation ho had
reduced himself to in tho estimation of
the honest and moral portion ot tho
community, though he had an abun
danoe of wealth. In that stato room,
sitting thero alone, he said aloud : "I'll
never touch another card to gamble"
Thirty-nine years have passed away
since that time, and tho notorious gam-
oior, tnougn now m an actual stato of
starvation, with a fcoblo wife, half clad
and half famished children, himscll
brokon down, has novor even used tho
expression "I'll boton you" in all thoso
years. Though ho has no money, his J
knowlcdgo of cards would easily placo
mm ooyona want II bo would lend
himself to loss dextoroua manipulators
of tho pack. At tho time ho mado this
resolve ho mado full restitution to tho
oxtcnt ot his means of all ho had
wronged his victims out of. llo docid
ed to writo a book exposing gambling
anu to leoturo wuile no sold bis books.
sinco tbat timo ho has written four
books, which aro published by Peter
son, ol this city, entitled "Gambling
Kxposod," "Tho Gamblor'6Lifo,""Tho
Secret Band of llrothers" and "Tbo
Reformed Gambler." Mr. Green has
lectured in every town of conscouonce
in tho United States, exposing tho
tricks of tho profession, llis penitence
was so sincore and his seal so great in
this crusado that ho met with crent
uppumuun at tno national and state
capitols and in tho woBt, whoro ho was
too woll known, llo howovor. ncrso-
verod in his work,sometimcs not making
enough to pay expenees, and at no
time making more than a living. Ho
was mainly instrumental in procuring
lows against gambling in this Stato,
Now York, Maryland. Kentucky and
Ohio, and it is greatly to his exertions
that tho vice has been compelled to
seek dark placos in most of our cities.
nut lor tho Rind chanties ol bis neigh
bors ho would bo absolutely destituto
of food, clothing and sholtcr. "For
tho last throo weeks," said the reform
ed gambler, in concluding his inter
view, "my family of nlno have subsisted
on less than SO cents a day."
"Oh I mammal Is it snowing?"
"Yes, darling ; it has just begun."
"Isn't it nice, mamma; you know I
wanted to livo to hear tbo sleigh bells
"llush, my child, mamma will not
let you die. No, darling.you bIioII havo
many siolgh ridos yot beloro you die.
"n not. m.Tir mamma if T a..IJ
have just ono it would bo so nice."
It was last 1 ucsuity, and a little irirl
who bad soon the snow come and iro
nine times, lny dying in hor btimblo
home on St. Antoino street. Wooks
and weeks the fever had burned with
in hor, and its fierce fire showed itself
in the deep, blue eyes and the lovely
innocent face. Tho mother, an ever-
constant watch at the sufferer's pillow,
had novor given up hope, but tho child
with that knowledge which seems to
como to all before death, knew tbat
sho would nevor join her merry ploy-
mines over on tno scnooi ground. Hoy
by day as tho fovcr burned she bad
wished for tboanow locomo, and when
tho white flakes tell tho other day tho
loving mother changed the child's posi
tion mat sno migni, unwarned, catch
tho first glimpso of tho floooy snow.
The child gazed out into the flurried
air long and earnestly, and thon when
tho pain made hor writho, she turned
an appealing look to tho sad facod
mother and said :
"Rut, mamma, I don't bolievo 1 shall
ovor havo another sleigh rido. Now
promise if this snow is on tbo ground
when 1 dio you'll havo my Collin car
ried to the grave on a sleigh."
"Why, my sweet child, why do you
make such a request? You shall not
dio you will grow bettor to-morrow."
"Jiut, mamma, promiso me, won't
your i'lcaso, mamma, pleaso?"
"Yes, darling, yes."
"Oh, thank you, mamma that's so
nice. See, it is growing dark outsido.
Full the bed nearer the window, mam
ma, so that I can soo the street lamp.
There see the flakes they glisten
just like diamonds. It will bo sleigh
ing in the morning, mamma, and 1
shall hear the bolls.
Like the snow flako that fulls upon
the warm earth, she melted sway, and
no one knows that sho woke to
hear music and bolls on that morning
we shall all one day open our eyes
leatorday passers-by turned to look
at a small funeral procession, and wond
ered why the undertaker had put his
hearse upon runners so early in tho
Pittsburgh is a nice town to livo in.
A member of the City Connoila has
just called the attention of that body
to tne lact, tbat the town la lull of
gambling houses, thero boing no less
than ball's dor.cn in Diamond alley
alone. One ot them ia next door to
the Central Police Headquarters.
Illftr to Scnooi, Masters. An ex
change says : "Secretary of War Ham
soy was a school teacher in Kutstowo
Q ISUtf. lie foil in love with a Kuu-
town girl and asked hor to marry him,
but she refused beeauso his purse was
as lean as a giraffe's neck "
Mr. Murat llalituad, It in favor of
electing a President every two years.
As an Ohio man be likes to toe the fun
go oa, but be must bt informed that
the way the thing it running the rest
of the country isn t enjoying it to much.
WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 15, 1880
ADAMS ASD JEFFEllSOX.
POLITICAL REMINISCENCES OF I.ONU A(10.
' Tho administration of John Adams
was fur from boing a success. Th
alien and sedition laws, enacted during
that term, hare caused a blot to rest
upon it, which time can notollaco. It
punished men for being foreigners and
gavo tbo President tbo right to end
them out of tho Country, because ol
tho suspicion of not boing right in
their politics. Ine sedition law pun
mliod as a high crime, tho writinir or
printing or speaking disrespectfully of
congress, tho I'rcsuicni or otlior high
oiiicials, and tho federal Judges, sit
ting in judgment upon these "sedition
iBts," so construed the law that no ono
indicted could escape. For a letter
written and dutod beforo tho law was
passed, and printed in a distant nows
:iaper beloro anyone in tbo Stale of
V ermont. where the lotter was pub
lished, bad knowlcdgo that it had, cr
would bo passed, llatbow Lyon, an
anti-Federal Congressman from Vor-
mont, was indicted, tried, Ifnod and
imprisoned. These laws, which in fact
expired by limitation the day Mr, Ad
oms ceased to be President, roused
party spirit almost to frenzy, and lrom
the date of tboir passago the doom of
tn o i' oderal party was staled.
Dunncr tbo lattor part ol Adams
administration a law was passed cre
ating twenty-four new judges of tbo
United status Courts, ibe bill cre
ating this batch of judges intended
and the bill made tbem life oflicers
lingored in Congress until after the
fact of Adams's defeat and Jelferson's
election as President was known, llo-
twoen tho timo this fact was known,
12th ol December, 1800, and tbo 4th
of March following, sevoral valuable
offices became vacant, one ot which
was that of Chief Justieo, and wilb
these twonty four judgos nowly crea
ted had to be filled'.
To tho Chief Justiceship Mr. Adams
unpointed, and tho Senate confirmed,
John Marshall, on tho 31st of January,
alter it was known that Jefferson was
elected President, although Marshall
held at tbo tune, and continued to bold
until Jelferson's inauguration, tho of
fioo of Secretary of State. All the ap
pointments wore Federal, of cnurso,
and undor the circumstances, Jefferson
was doeply indignant. Writing to
General Knox, wbo hid written to
congratulate bim on his olection, Mr.
Jefferson, in speaking of tboso appoint
ments, said tbat Mr. Adams know he
was not making them for himself, but
tor bis successor, and hence Jetlerson
characterized them as on outrage on
decency, which should not havo effect,
in tho life appointments, which are
immovable; "but as to the others,
tiio newly-elected President said, "I
consider the nomination as nullities.
and will not view tho persons so up
pointed as oven candidates for their
otflco, much less as possessing it by
any title meriting respect. And ev
ery man so appointed in ofllco whon
Jefferson was inaugurated was prompt
ly romovod. 1 he twenty-lour judges.
oonfirirTcd, somo of them, it is said, by
tho Senato on the night of tho 3d ol
March, could not bo removed bocauso
their office was life tenure ; but, upon
tho accession of Mr. Jeliorson, and
with him a Democratic Congress, tho
law was repealed, and "Mr. Adams's
midnight judges, as they woro called
bad but a short lease of powor. A talo
told, and novor denied, and for this
reason bas becomo history, says tbat
up to tho lost hour of midnight, at
bich timo tho administration ot Ad
ams ended, tho Socretary of Stato
(Marshall) was engaged in signing
commissions as he got news of tho
senate confirming tho appointments,
somo ot whom had been sent to the
Senato as lato as nino o'clock that
ovening. Wlnlo thus engaged com
missioning officials for a now adminis
tration, Secretary Marshall and bis
clork, at twelve o'clock midnight, woro
startled by an apparition in tho person
of Levi Lincoln, ol Massachusetts,
whom Jefferson had selected as his
Attorney General. Tbo conversation
between Lincoln and Marshall doubt
less rotated hy Lincoln himself is
given as follows:
"Lincoln 1 havo been ordered by
Mr. JofTorson to take possession ot this
omco and us papers.
"Marshall Why, Mr. Jefferson has
not been qualified I
"Lincoln Mr. Jefferson considers
himself in tho light of an exocutivo.
bound to tako charge ot tho papers of
tho Govornmont until bo is qualified.
"Marshall (taking out his watch)
nut H is not yet li o clock I
"Lincoln (taking a watch from his
pockot and showing it) This is the.
President's watch, and it notes tho
Seeing that Jefferson was master of
the situation, and casting a woeful
look on several unsigned commissions
spread on tbo tablo, Marshall left bia
midnight visitor in possession. Kola-
ting tho incidont in after years. Chief
Justica Marshall laughingly said that
Lincoln allowed bun to pick up nolh
ing but bis hut.
Forgetting, or else remembering but
to lorgul, the conduct ol Mr. Jefferson
lour years beforo, when Adams was
inaugurated, and the graceful compli
ment paid to him in Jefferson's Vice
t'rosidontial inauguration address, the
ex President bad his carringo at tho
hito llouso at midnight and left the
city, not willing to remain wlnlo his
rival was inaugurated.
A few days before his inauguration
Mr. JofTorson, as is tho custom, called
upon Mr. Adams at tho Presidential
Mansion in ashington, whero tho
President thon resided, tho Govern
ment having been during Adams's
term, moved to Washington. Tho out
going President, although they had
been inends, accusou Mr. Jetlerson ol
visiting him to crow over his misfor
tune in being beaten fur Proaident
Of course, Mr. Jefferson denied it
his visit was intended as but a mark
of rospect. Mr. Adams could not bo
appeased, and Jcllersnn loft. It was
many yeara after before Mr. Adams
was convinced of hia error and his
want of courtesy to his old timo friend
but then successful rival. This fact,
and the belief Adams bad of the cause
ol Jefferson's visit may account for his
ruluaal to attend tho inauguration.
A federalist more bitter than Judge
Marshall was Dot to bo lound in the
daya of Adams and ultra federalism,
llo even resorted to trickery to aid his
party and his parly Irionds. Whon on
the bench, and during the remainder
ofhialifo, be seemed to throw aside
hia politics, and by common consent
Chlel Jusltoo John Marshall ia looked
upon aa among the purest and ablest
judges the oountry has produced. An
ultra federalist colore he waa a judge
yet many of bia decisions wort the re
verse of federal, and no man, in read
ing hia judicial decisions, can tell what
political principles he held.
A boil in the kettle it worth two on
THE BENEFACTIOXS OFT. IFE.
The Philadelphia A'reorjdilatos upon
human evonts in this way :
It was observed by Solomon, the old
Hebrew sage, that in this world all
things como alike to tall. From tho ills
of hie no man onjoys immunity, and
there it no lot which ia not lighted by
somo gleams of gladness. To every
ono oi us come joy and sorrow, eucb in
its soason, mocking the differences of
lortune and teaching by a perpetual
parable that compensation is tho one
universal law. In all our lives the
good and thoovil aro intorminglod, the
sweet and the bitter, the light and the
oarknosa; and so inscrutable is the
distribution that no man can say that,
taking all in all, ho ia happier or more
miscrublo than bis noighbor or his
neighbor than himself. There is ori-
dently no way by which ono human
boing may measure his pains or pleas
ures by tboBe of another ; foroach sen-
aruto soul is a sealed secret to all its
follows which no oxtont of aelf-rovela-tion
can disclose llowovor full and
free tho confidences and confessions ot
heart to heart, however tliorourrhlv
two friends may try, in the yearning
for sympathy which is ono ot tho
strongest instincts of our nature, to
lay bare to each other jo3-s and griefs,
thero is no common standard whereby
tho rolativo dogrco of either can bo de
It is very generally admittod that
moro outward circumstances, while
tbey are of course conducive to happi
noss or unhapnincss according to tboir
cnuractor, guarantee neither with any
certainty. Woallh docs not assure tho
one, nor power, popularity or high post
tion ; and just as truly the privation of nil
theso advantages does not nocossitato
tho other. 1'ovcrty and obscurity have
at least this offset, that tbey relievo
him who ia aubjectcd to them from
much onerous responsibility. Tho man
who moves in an humble spboro has a
ainu oi ii-oouom oi action and exemp
tion lrom espionage that aro not en
joyed by him whoso success in life
makes him oonspicuous and exposes
him to the constunt exactions and to
tbo sharp and unintermittinrr nnnaur.
..I.:.. .1 .. - P
onip ui ioe puuiiu. tie is not cuniinu
ally called upon to dischargo obliga
tions ana uiko up ouraons which tho
world recognizes us tbo duty of tbo
more powerful and prosperous
members of society. By reason of
O B Very QInUDI IIV tin fwnnna mnr.li
that is disagreeable. Ho does not ex
perience tho delight of popular ap
plause, but neither docs ho Buffer from
popular vituporntion and dislika. Tho
rewards of ambition are not for him.
nor docs he on tbo other hand onduro
the pangs of disappointed expectations.
When wo como to compare men with
reference to other than exterior cir
cumstances in that wide range of in
ward cxpcricnco which depends but
slightly upon tho material gifts of for
tuno, the seeming disparity Is still
further lessened. Somo doubtless have
a finer sensitiveness of both physical
and psychical libra than others, but
this difference has its compensation it.
the fact that a groator susceptibility to
pain is always accompanied by a keen
er and more exquisito aousibility to
pleasure. So with duller and less deli
cate organizations the lower capacity
for onjoymont is balanced hy a corre
spondingly diminished capacity for
suffering. Tho main difleronco be
tween tho stolid and the Bonsitivo man
is in tho mattor of nerves, and these
aro tho impartial instruments and min
isters to tho ono of comlort or discom
fort merely and to thoothorof intense
ecstasy or anguish ; but in cither caso
a duo irrnporlion is preserved.
Happiness is undoubtedly tho high
est earthly good, and those of lis who
ontertain a proper conception of tho
uses oi mo win diligently sock it. Hut,
wlnlo thero can be no question that it
is moro desirable to bo happy than to
bo unhappy, it is equally certain that
no who has novor been unhappy can
not adequately realizo what happiness
is. Tho great benefactions of life, such
as health, air and sunlight, can be
rightly estimated only by him who
knows what it is to bo deprived of thorn.
To him who has not experienced the
temporary loss ot those oitlmtry bless
ings, that como to all mon uliko, they
seem to bo of a negativo, or rathor
of an indifi'erent and neutral character.
Thero docs not appear to tbo man who
novor autiered lrom a day s sickness in
his lito to be anything to be purlieu
larly thankful for to congratulate him
scll upon in the fact of not being ill
I ho restored, however, look at it in
a different way, and to such as havo
bocn tortnrort by diseaso the moro oc
casional freedom fmm pain is an ines
timable delight. In this principlo of
reaction tbat renders the simple cessa
tion of pain of itself a pleasure, tho in
tensity of which is precisely propor
tionate to tho degree of the previous
suffering, wo may soo the operation of
that overruling law of compensation
that makes all this oven and gives to
overy individual an equivalent for the
evils ho is called upon to bear.
EX GOVERNOR SIMON SNY
DER. Ills REMAINS REPOSE IN AN UNMARKED
IIRAVE AT SEI.INSdROVE.
Most of tho visitors to the reception
room at the Executive Chamber, in tho
Capitol building, wbo havo noticed tho
pot traits in oil ot tho Governors ot
Pennsylvania from tho timo ot the
t'onns down to tho present day, have
noticed tho striking leutures ot Gov.
Simon Snyder, who occupiod tho Gu
bernatorial chair from 1808 to 1817, a
period of nine years, "during tho whole
of the second war with England."
His remains, as will be teen by tho
following paragraph clipped from the
Selinsgrovo Tribune, lie in ono of the
church yards of that borough, unmsrk
ed by monument or tablet. Tho 7'rio
tinr! says : "In tho quiot shades ol'tbo
Lutheran cemetery, oi this village,
rest the remains of Simon Snyder, one
of Pennsylvania's honored Govornors,
a patriot and statesman, whose lifo was
as unsullied and bright as are tho rays
ol the noonday tun which shed their
lustra upon hallowed ground, where
he sleops bia last sloop, in an unmark
ed grave It would be a mark of re
spet t duo to the memory of one who
pcrformed.his duty faithfully and well,
if the State over which he presided
for a period of nino yoars, from 1808
to 1817, would this winter appropriate
a suitable amount to purchase a mon-
oment to be placod over bit remains.
to mark tho last resting placo ot the
man, wno, as t.overnor during the
wnoio ol the second war with Eng
land, earned the esteem and respect
ol the people of his Stato. Let tbo
move be started."
"You aretn idiot 1' angrily exclaim
ed a domineering wife. "So my friends
said wbon I married you," replied the
husband. Aud she became more in
furiated than ever.
Just now the champion it a big man.
The country couldn't get along vurv
woll without him. llo gets himself
into tho newspapers and the people
choor bim and watch his every move
ment. Everybody wants to know just
what bo is up to and what bo is going
to do next. Ho is ol more importance
than Senator Conklingin bis war-paint,
and almost as important as Private
Secretary Rogers. Most people had a
good deal rather read about bim than
wade through tho President's mossago,
and perhaps they aro not so very far
out of the way, either, llenca it is
particularly gratifying to everybody
to know that the champion is gradu.
ally gotting his reward and is being
pushod beforo tho country as a great
It pays to bo a champion. He hot
only pockets the hard-earned savings
of ibe wouldbe champion, but he finds
niinsou applauded on all sides lor do
ing something tbat no one else can do.
Tbo biggost champion just now is Han
Ian, llanlan is a Canadian. He pulls
a boat for a living, and bas pulled itso
well that ho has lelttiovurnor General
Lome clear out of sight and stands
head and shoulders above him in tho
ostimation of all Canadians. Every
timellamlan getsoutof his boat house
and paddles about on tho Thames.
here he is engagod in winning a
championship or two every other day,
tho fact is immediately telegraphed to
Canada, at a cost of fifty cents a word,
moro or less, and tho startling news is
nasnea an ever the Dominion. 1! Hait
ian raises a blister op, his left hand all
Canada grows pals and trembles wilb
fear; if tho champion has had an un
usually good night's rest,overy Kanuek
dances around just as if an atmosphere
of oxygon bad boon suddenly turned
loose in that part of tho country, llan
lan is a baromotet. Just secure bis
indications tor tho day and no calcu
lation whatever is required to settlo
tho condition of tbo peoplo until
another observation is taken. This
particular champion won a race the
other day and bis native country hasn't
ot over tnogood news yet. Yt hon at
omo ho livos on an Inland in Toronto
Bay. Ho isn't at home now, but be
will be somo timo in January, and tho
Torontonians aro already preparing to
mako him feel tho important and re
sponsible position he occupies. Tbey
aro to givo him a procession, a banquet
or two.gct tho Mayor to mako speeches
at him, present hira with tho freedom
ot tho city, and there is some talk of
building a bndgo for him to his island
homo, or at least presenting him with
a brand-new ferry-boat, enginoer and i
all. The City Council, too, wants to :
rcliove him of all taxes for lile and ,
would have done so ere this but lor
tho fact that the Mayor wasn't quite
certain that such a proceeding would
be legal, and consequently had tacked
on a clauso providing for special legis
lation on tho subject. It pays bettor
in aomo respects to bo a champion in
Canada than it docs In this Country.
Still our champions aro not unprovided
for. Thoro is Goneral Grant, for in
stance, tho champion third-termer. It
is true his race is not yot exactly won,
but novorthelcss ho has honos. At all
events ho has como in ahead of all
others in aspiring to a third term, and
that is somothing not to be overlooked.
General Grant is going to have a fund
of a quarter of a million or so raisod
lor him, and what olso ho will get no
ono can tell. Porhaps it will bo the
Sonatorship. It is true that thore are
as yet no movements in behalf of an
admiring country to ponsion off the
coampions civil sorvico rclormcr ol tbo
age, but Mr. Uoyos has undoubtedly
managed to savo somothing from his
salary of 50,000 a year arid isn't In
imminent danger of dying from starv
ation jtiRt at present. Besides, Mr.
Socretury Rogors has gained somo
uotorioty in hisscrviocand that is some
rocomponso. General Ben Butler, a
woll-known champion in almost any
direction, has by no moans been under
estimated, and if he livos long enough
ho may yet get the ofiico of Governor
of Massachusetts, tondored to him by
an admiring constituency as a slight
token oi rospoct for bis greatness. Tho
champion office-holder, Hannibal Ham
lin, ot Maine, is still in tho foreground
and will probably continuo thero for
life unless something better than a
championship turns up. This is only
a beginning in the list ot champions,
but it is enough to show their superi
ority over the rest of mankind.
Whilo most of the champions aro
thus coming to tho front, it must be
chronicled in all sadness that thero aro
still a few who have woefully been
givon tho Cold shoulder. Tho cham
pion pie eater hasn't boon heard from
for a long timo. Tbia ia a shame and
should be attondod to at once Thore
ia no instonco on record, cither, where
a champion long-distance walker has
been given a Cabinet position, but if
there is one in existence who hails
from Ohio his cose is by no means hope-
loss you a nore is our own Mr. -Mouat,
the much belovod statesman, who has
gained some notoriety as a champion
ballot box smasher In this city, and
who hasn't got his just deserts by any
means, nun it ts only a question ol
timo, and in the duo course of events
bis reward is certain. With theso few
exceptions tho champions have been
wondonuliy succosslul beloro the pub
lie, and whilo they still live tho country
oan bo put down aa pretty safe, no
manor wno is .'resident. I'htlaM
"Dear Father : I liko college first
rate, but it will be a couple of weeks
before 1 ran feather an oar inst right.
Tell mother to send mo a double -aotiled
pair of pants. 1 slide for third base
on my best ones, and tbey took like a
campaign banner after a gale It's
lucky I practicod on your meerobatim
before 1 came, lt't awful strong to
bacco thoy tell bore."
Tbo betrothod of a rich banker, in
showing a boarding school friend, who
was engagod to a poor editor, her be
trothal presents, that sparkled with
diamonds, said: "Does your intended
give you audi gems? " "Oh, no," wat
tbo reply; "ho gives mo gems of
A recent conveyanco In the clerk's
office of Monmouth county, Now Jer
sey, It entitlod "Ulysses H. Grant and
wife to Caroline J. Ilulkley, lot at
Long Branch, 125,000,"
Tommy (whose mamma had keen
reading to him about Eve and tho ser
pent) : "She wasn't like you, mamma,
for you're afraid of a mouse"
Tho Buffalo Courier utters this
Thanksgiving sentiment: "Well, we
are torry it was not a Hancock, but
thank God it waan't Grant.
It isttid that misery loves oompany,
but the affection it nover reciprocated.
TEBMS $2 per annum in Advance.
SER1ES - V0L. 21, NO. 49,
THE XF.W MEXICAN Pit ESI
DENT. BECIPTIOM OF (1EN. OON7.AI.tS AT THE
CAPITOL OF THE SISTER REI'Vnf.lO,
New York, Nov. 28. A letter iust
received horn (mm tha r-iiu nf Mi,.,
gives tho following account ol tho ro
eeption of President Gonzales in thai:
the Jd Hist: "Last night at :
(1:30 o'clock, amid the vivas of thousands
of enthusiastic peoplo and the joyful
repique ot many bells, Gen, Gonzales.
the President-elect ol Mexico, entered
this city, llis escort consisted of tho
Chief Government officials and a largo
aeputation ol Congressmen, who bad
only yesteiday morning gone out to
Huehuetoca to welcome and conduct
him to the Capital. A banquot was
tendered Gen. Gonzales at Uuchuotoco,
where he was toasted and eulogized in
tho most flattering torms possible.
The inauguration will tako place on
tho 1st ot December. This reception
must havo been extremely gratifying
to uen. uonzales, but tbero was a
spectre at the feast. Tho lito of tho
incoming President will not bo all
eouleur de rose. An unfortunate mis
understanding has for nearly four years
scpitratod him from bis wife, who is
not merely a beautiful woman, but un
usually blight, intelligent and well ed
ucated. No lady in this Republio is
bettor fitted to graco tho National
Palaoo than Mrs. Gonzales. Strong
hopes aro on tcrtui ned that this domoa tic
difficulty may bo amicably settled.
The American Ministor,Judgo Morgun,
returned from Orizaba night beforo
last. His reception in that little city
was flattering and agreeable GovJ
Teran, accompanied by his civil and
military staff, called on Judge and Mrs.
morgan, a lew Hours alter this cere
monious visit a Committeo of citizens
waited on the representative of tbo
r';,,i a. . I., i .
Ln.ted States and tendered him a
banquet and boll. JuJgo Morgan po
litoly declined theso proffered civililios
stating that ho bad simply gone to
urizaoa to rest and recruit, because ho
wasslightly indisposed. Subsequently
Gov. Teran, having heard tbat Judge
and Mrs. Morgan intended visiting a
hacienda and other objects of .intorest
in tho vicinity of Orizaba, sei.t them
uu armed escort fivo soldiery who
accompanied them in all their walks
and drives during thoir ontiro sojourn
in that district. The night prior to
their departure thoy were honored by
UEMAKKAIiLE TENACITY OF
William Kelly, residing with his
parents in South Media, Delaware Co..
P died on 1st of December from
injuries received on tho 27 of Sentem-i
bor last. It will bo remembered that!
ho, with a young man named William
Flynn, got upon the top ot tbo Pbil'a
and iv est Chester cars while in motion
and both were struck by tho low
bridge at Lansdowno station nnd
swept from tbo roof to the ground,
some fifteen feet or more. When
pickod np tho boys woro apparently
doad ; tho top of Flynn's skull had
been carried away, oxposing the brain,
which was lacorated in a shocking
manner. Kelly's skull was also cleft
by a longitudinal fissure across the
pariotos, the bono depressed, with the
right temple driven in and tho contour
ol tho lace destroyed
Flynn survived his injuries for twen-ty-ono
days. During this timo ho
conversed with his friends, ate and
slept well, although he had lost two
ounces ol brain, a large portion of the
frontal and parietol bones in fact, a
fissure of threo Inches by two and a
half oxtondod across tho head, expos
ing the substance of the bruin.
Kelly's case was quite as romakable
as it was sorious. Ho lived sixty
days with his skull fractured from the
crown to the bso. For twenty days
uu was unconscious and partlt' para
lyzed, t rom this ho nearly recovered
and was able to walk about, but Blip-
iiuiuuuu netting in ne grauuauy laiieu
and died lrom pyomia. Dr Dickson
of this borough, attended both young
mon and considers their cases as
among the most remarkable for life
tenacity on record. Medm Record.
Allegheny has at least a half dozen
aspirants lor United States Senator,
and as they cannot all bo clocted tho
nowspnpers cannot agree on who
should be tho fortunate man. With
this division of sentiment, it it alto
gether probable that none of her citi
zens will wear tho Senatorial toga.
Jealousy has more to do with their
discordanco than anything eli
BY M. L. McQUOWN.
Can't wo enroll 200 teachers the first
day ol tho County Institute f
Tho now school houso in Boggs town
ship bas been named "Crooked Sewer."
Teachers, pack your satchels on tho
lSlh Inst., In ordor that you may reach
Clearfield early on the 20th.
The grand jury room, in tho Court
House, will bo arranged for the display
oi scnooi exhibits during the Institute.
New Outliuo Maps and Reading
Charts, hanging on brackets, adorn tho
walls of nil tho school rooms in Goshen
Every person, of course, will go to
near tne most brilliant lecturers that
ever visited Clearfield during the ses
sions of the Institute.
Ono hundred ordure for excursion
tickets have been mailed to teachers
and directors living along the lino of
tho Tyrone k Clearfield Railroad, south
of Iliglcr station.
The publio school at Biglor, in Brad,
ford township, closed on Monday, Nov.
29lh,on account of diphtheria. Three
or moro of tbo pupils have died, whilo
many aro suffering from the disease.
An intelligent gentleman, writing
from Cameron county, says : " I bnvo
heard many lecturers, but 1 nevor
heard one more eloquent and pleasing
than Wallaco Bruce Ho hot hosts ot
friends here in Emporium."
Robert Lloyd , proprietor of the Lloyd
House, Pbiiipsburg, is certainly an ex
ception to landlords in the way of gen
erosity. Tho courtesy extended to us
hy Mr. J.loyd while visiting schools In
that section will long be remom bored.
During Ibe week ending Deo. 4th,
o traveled ninety miles: visited twenty
schools, accompanied by eight directors
anu one patron ; wroto loartocn official
letters ; prepared the copy for etir ed
ucational column, and mailed one hun
dred exoursain order to teacher and
Wo purchased 300 copies of "Music
Puge Supplomonl No. It," for tho day
sossiont el tho County institute. All
toachors can procure a copy, Afler
singing from thoso books for ono week,
tho mcmbors of tho Institute can re
turn to their schools and use the toloo
tiona to a good advantage
Koinenibor that the Institute begins
on Monday, Dec. 20th I Don't wait,
teachers, until Tuesday or Wodnosday
before leaving home. We expect to
mako overy monionl of the lustitnto
precious and profitable; honro, you
can't afiord to miss one session. Como for
the first and remain .nnt.il tho lost ses
sion, and thon you will bavo nothing
Undor Instructions from tho Stato
Superintendent, wo are omitting the
usual routine of exorcises while visit
ing schools and are suhjectiug tho ad
vanced and iutermodiato grades to a
test of memory. Our plan of ascertain
ing whotbor or not tbo pupils of our
schools havo "ideas" is a somewhat
"ew aDj noTo1 ono suggested by tho
"tale authorities, and mndo known
"n,y to teachers and pupils on visiting
Before another issuoof tho Kci'iiin.i.
oa., tho Teachers' Institute will havo
commenced. Sinco issuing tho pro
gramme, wo havo traveled in nearly
evory section of tho county and the
most cheering promises of co-operation
havogroctcd us overy whoro. Woknow
tbat the influence of tbo County Ins'ti
tuto is felt everywhere, and boliove
that tho approaching session will bo
moro largely attended than any pre
ceding ono. Tho pooplo of Clearfield
county are intelligent, progressive and
always to bo found supporting every
measure that has a tendency to enlight
en and edify tho massos. Therefore,
wo confidently expect all tho teachers,
Bcores ol directors and hundreds ol
peoplo from different sections of tho
county will bo present to enjoy the
"feast of reason and flow of soul" which
our County lnstituto promises to give.
.1O.VO THE DISTRICTS.
All tho teochors will attend tho ap
proaching County Institute
The teachers complain of negligence
on the part of parents in visiting tho
Dr. I). R. Good, director, and Rov.
N. U. Miller accompanied us while in
specting the schools on tho 30th ult. fc
Two hundred and oiglitv threo pu
pils aro onrollod in the schools, under
tho caro of competent teachers.
"vn nuiui v l-uihi uas oecn placed
i tho High School room. Tho 1 brary
A new library case baa been placed
has been started byn sot of Applcton's
" nmoncun t.'Tdopa'dia, costing
112, as a nucleus.
Wo bavo received from Prof. W. A.
Ambrose a copy of tbo graded courso
of instruction, to which is added a
scries of rules and regulations, for tho
government of the public schools of
Osceola borough. Tho whole is em
bodied In a neat eight-page pamphlet,
compiled by Mr. Ambrose and adopted
by the Board of Directors. It iB in
tended to givo to the public schools of
Osceola propor system and discipline,
and it certainly reflocts groat credit
upon tbo author, Mr. Ambroso, and
j tno isouru oi control. Wo hope to be
! able soon to publish it in tho educa
Directors O. P. Muttcrn and Richard
Hughes, Esq.'s, accompanied ub to tho
schools of their respective districts.
C. C. Mullen and John Hughes, mom-
bcrs of the Board, have not been ablo
to moot somo ol their official require
ments on account of sicknoss,
Tho Hancock school room, with its
new furniture and apparatus, presents
a very inviting appearance. It is the
best house in tho township.
The directors havo had all their
school houses insured against loss by
firo, and school maps of Pennsylvania
have been placed in all the schools.
Tho Board of Directors havo voted
their teachers fivo days' time to attend
the County Institute, and bavo passed
a resolution that thoy (tho Directors)
will attend in a body on Directors' day.
Seventeen schools aro now in success
ful operation in this prosperous town
ship. A member of the Storling school un
fortunately broko his arm while coast
ing not long sinco.
It is rumored that a couplo of the
teachers will unito in matrimony dur
ing tho holiday vacation.
The attendance ol the schools has
been greatly reduced during the past
few weeks on account of scarlet fever.
The new school buildings at llontz
villo aud tho Slope are completed, and
aro very convenient and allraclivo
rooms. Mr. J. H. Lehman, an ex
teacher, was tho contractor and dono
an excellent job.
Misses Alice Martin and Cnrfje
Green wait, teachers ol tho Storling
Bchools, wcro very much annoyod by
the behavior ol somo of tbo mining
boys during tho "odd days," who would
gather around tho school building and
indulge in all kinds of obscene language.
Tbo ladies used "moral suasion" first,
but in vain. Tbey then applied the
arm of the law, and tho result was that
tho young men paid somo costs and
submitted to being bound over by bail
to keep tbo peace for ono year. Now
tho schools progress unmolested.
(i. W. Emigh, Principal ol the schools,
teaches a very successful night school.
Wm. A. Chaso, Esq , and Charles
Langsford, members of the Board, ac
companied us to tho schools.
The Primary grades urc boing taught
in the Methodist Church, and aro un
der tho management of Misses Agnes
and Mary li. Myrter.
W. A. Chase, Esq., has been ap
pointed Secretary of the Board to fill
tho vacancy occasioned by the removal
of Dr. Todd to Texua.
The foundation of the new school
building is completed, and, with the
advent of Spring, the structure will be
pushed along to completion. It prom-'
ises to be a magnificent building, and,
when furnished, will not cost loss than
If the present Boaid of Directors are
kept in office, the educational interests
of ilout.dalo will bo safe. The Board
is composed of the boot men in tho
place mon of experience and enter
prise wbo are putting forth every
effort to lilt their public schools rVom
tho mire and plant them on tho high
i r V . b .
j iuiiu ui excellence, i ne peoplo ol
that town should give them every en
couragement. BRADY TOWNSHIP.
Meeting of the. District Institute. Tho
teachers of Brady township met at
Coal Hilt, on Saturday, Nov. 27tb,
lor their first Institute. In tho after
noon the houso was filled with specta
tors, moat of whom were citizens ol
tho district. Some very good work
wo done by the touchers. The Insti
tute then took a recess until 7 P. M.
Institute was called to ordor at tho
appointed time by the President, K. K.
Jimeson. At the close oi the meeting
addressee wcro delivered by Messrs.
J. W. Corn, C. M. Raffcnsporger, J.
Seyler, (J. S. Reams, and citizens of tho
district. Institute then adjourned to
meet at Now Salem, Saturday, Decem
ber 11th. Teachers absent during the
day : M innes Sadie J. Morgan and Ettie
Faust. One of the pleasing features
of the day and evening sessions was
the excellent mnsic fumiebed br the
choir. Miss Kmma Reams presided at
the organ. A. A. DsUaMi, ,