Clearfield Republican. (Clearfield, Pa.) 1851-1937, May 11, 1881, Image 1
TAB "CLEARFIELD EEPIBLICAT," roiuiaao avaav VBDnaabAr, at CLEABPIILD, pa. KXTAHLiailBD IN LSI. file lara-eat Circulation of any Newapaper la North Central Peuueyltanla. Terms of Subscription. ir iaid la adeanee, or within S monthe..tv OO If oaid rtr t and before S moatba 9 AO If uatd afur the axptratlon af I aonthf.. OO Ratei ot Advertising, Trnelenl adTertieemente , par aqnaraof II lineaor l.a, a timea orleea $1 II For aaob aobeequent InaartiuB at t. Iminietratora' and Bxaontore'aolioua....... S 60 Auditor.' notice I it Cautions and Eitrays ... I II pieaolution notleea S II Profeialonel Carde, I Itnaa or Ian,! year.,.. I II L'ieal notice., par Una II YEARLY ADVERTISEMENTS. I aiiuare ...S8 01 I eolnmn. $& II t eiiuarce.. II II I t eolumn. ....... 71 II I anuejee.. SI II I 1 eolumn. ...... 1 SI II ft. B. O0ODI.ANDKR, Poblleher, Xau'jjfrs' Cards. jj w. SMITH, ATTORNEY-AT-LAW, lt:l:TI CloaiHcId, Pa. T J. LINGLE, ATTORNEY-AT - LAW, 1:11 Phlllpaburg, Centre Co.. Pa. yipd R OLAND D. SWOOPE, ATTORNEY AT LAW, Curwcnerille, CI -arleld eounty, Pa. oat. I, '71-lf. QSCAR MITCIIELL, ATTOBNEV AT LAW, CLEARFIELD, PA, r-Offlca In tba Opart Houaa. oatC, '78-tf. pllAEIi TEST, ATTORNEY AT LAW, Clearfield, Pa. aerOmce one door east of Sbaw Honia. IJJll.'" ril. M. McCULLOUGIT, ATTORNEY AT LAW, CLEARFIELD, PA. OS) .a in Alaeonie building, Beeend atreet, op. rio.ite tha Court Houee. Je28,'7S-tf. O. ARNOLD, LAW A COLLECTION OFFICE, CIRWENSVILLE, Clearfield County, Penn'a. TSy s. T. BROCKBAN ATTORNEY AT LAW, CLEARFIELD, PA. uflif- hi Opera lloura. ap Sa.W-ly giUTII V. WILSON, lllornry-nt-l.air, CLEARFIELD, - - I'KNN'A. .Mr-OBtie In tha Maeoule Building, over tba Ci.uoly Kellunal Hank. Ituarzt-Bn. yMLLACE & KREHS, A T T O R N B Y S - A T - L A W , j.-cil -l Ctearfiald, Pa. J. SNYI'KR, ATTDRNKY AT LAW, CLEARFIELD, PA. l!ica over lha Cuuatj National Bank. June , 'JSlf. pRANK G. HAIiRIS, ATTORNEY AT LAW, CLBAHriRLO, PkRN'a. Firil'clan Lila and Fiia Inaaranna Conpaaiaa reirelented. MT-Otloe In Iba Opera Huue.-M, Mar. H,'ll-I)' urava oobdor. UliRAY & GORDON, ATTORNEYS AT LAW, CLEARFIELD, PA. VOISoa Is Pia'a Opera llonea, aaeond floor. JU'74 yyiLLIASI A. HAGEUTY, JTTOU.rKf'.l T-t.A If, OFKICB over T. A. flack Co.'a (tore, CLEARFIELD, PENN'A rtrWlll attaad to all laal bu.lne.. with rtuptDeae and lldalilj. fabt,'aO-t(. lu.are a. anALtr. maiai. w. h'cfbdt, McCURDY fcENALLY 4 ATTORN EYS-AT-LAW, ncarttrld, fa. rtSLairal builnaai attended to protnptlj withj 3 Jrhly. Ofllea on Haoond atraet, above the Kirat Nallonal Bank. jan:l:7l J F. McKENRICR, DISTRICT ATTORNEY, CLEARFIELD, PA. All lecal butlnee entraited to bia eara will re eelva prompt attantioa. Jr-0fflee la tba Conrt Home. .uH,IH-.f. G. KHAMER, ATTORNEY-AT-LAW, Real Eitato and Cotloottoo Agent, . CI.KAHF.fcl.!), PA., Will promptly attood to all Ugal buiintu or tmitH to bia ear. Ofllao la Pio' Opera Ilouao. Jan 176. fOHX L. CUTTLE, ATTOKNEY AT LAW. Vmt Heal Eatale Ag-eut, Clearfield, Pa. Uffict on Tblrd atreot. bot.Cborry A Walnut, f4r-RoBptetfully offeri bia aorTleeala aelllng and buying land a in Olotwflold and adjoining onntUs; and with aa exporioBeoot orortwontT ytari at a ivrvoyor, flatten binaolf that bo aa rander aatlafaetloa. Peb. ItiMitf, glijisitinns' CardJ. D E. M. SCHEURER, IIOMEOPATIIIO PUYSIUIAN, Offiee in reiidenoa an Pint it. April 24, 1871. Cleafleld, Pa. rH. W. A. MEANS, I'UYSICIAN k SURGEON, DUBOIS CITY, PA. V ill attend profaiilonal ealla promptle. aug!l'7l "jyi. T. J. BOTER, fllVSICIAN AND SURQKON, OOca on Harket Street, Claarleld, Pa. ,Hr0ffloa boura i I ta IS a. m., aad I to I p. aa. JJU. J. KAY WRIGLEY, HOMEOPATHIC PHYSICIAN, "Omre B'ljolnlnc tha reeidenne af Jamaa tiiley, K.., on tieoond SI., Claarleld, Pa. Jlj4l,'7li tf. Q C. JENKINS, M. D., 1' U Y S I C I A N A N D S C R G E 0 N , CI RWENSYILLK, PA., Officee at reridenoe, eoraer of Sleta and Ploa ''ti. J. a lib, ll tf. 1) It. II. B. VAN VALZAU, (i.i:arhif.i.ii, penwa. ' FFICE IN llEIIDKNCE, CORNRROf FIRST AND PINK STRKETd. J- OBea houra- From IS ta I P. M. May IS, 1171. J. T. BURCUFIELD, Saraeaa af tha lid Reflmeal.PeaaiylraaU Volaateere, haala rataraad fraa tha Army, "'era hie profeeeleaal eerrleee ta IkeelUieae fviearloid aoaaly. "Prefeirioaal ealla prempUy attaaled ta. laeoad treat, lomarl aaeapiad by ln.Wa.4a. .... (rra.'tlu CLEARFIELD GEO. B. GOODLAHTJEE, Editor & Proprietor. PRINCIPLES, NOT MEN. TEBMS-$2 per annnm in Advance. VOL. 55-WHOLE NO. 2,721. CLEARFIELD, PA., WEDNESDAY, MAY 11, 1881. NEW SERIES-VOL. 22, NO. 19. (Tarda, JOB W OH. All kinda of job work eioeulad la ibe beat manner al ihtt offioo. JIIHTICEH' 4t COKHTABLEH FEES Wo bavo printed a lerga aambor of lb bow ikb jJiLbaUd wui on ibe roeo.pt of meaty. Be mqU. mail opy to any addreee. mvlet WILLIAM M. B EX AT, Justici OF TNI PRACR AKP BCRITBHRR, LUMDFR CITY. Collootlona mada and money promptly paid oror. Artiolea of tgrnantit and dced of eooreyaooe aeeuy iinuku ana werremeti cor root or bo charge. HJy'TI JOHN D. THOMPSON, Jaatlee of tho Poaco and Berivener, CarweiievUle, Pa. trWColloetloBi mada and money promptly paid over. fabM'Tltf HENRY BRETI.. ( OUTER t 1. 0.) JUSTICE OF THE PEACE roll BKLL TOWXHHir. May I, 1871-ly AMES MITCHELL, oxabaa in Square Timber & Timber Lands, Jall'Tl CLEARFIELD, PA. V. 110YT, Land Surveyor and Civil Irjjinc PHILIPSBtRO, PA. at-All bnelneie will be atteada ! to promptly. Dee. 15, 18801;. REUBEN H ACKM AN, Houso and Sign Painter and Paper Hanger, lleardeltt, Penu'a. toevWill eieeute lobe la bii line prooiptlv and to a workmanlike aianner. arr4,67 IMiANK FIELDING ' ' AND WILLIAM I). B1GLER, iTTOnA'i:'S-JtT'l.A If, CLEARFIELD, PA. Not. 17lh, 1SSI If. , WEAVER 4. BETTS, Real Estate. Square Timber, Saw Legs, AND LUMUKK OP ALL KINDS. rOffleo on rJeennd atreet, ia rear of atoro room of tieorge Weaver A Co, jantt, 79-tf. RICHARD HUGHES, JP8TICK OF Till PEACE roa littntur Totnthlp, Oaeaola Mill. P.J). All official badneea antraetad to him will be promptly attanded to. mch29, '7t. HARRY SNYDER, BAKBKIl AND UA1RDRKHSKR. Hbop en Market fit., oppotlte Court Uow. A elaan towel for ovary oattoaier. Alao dealer ia Ilrt lira in la of Tobareo and Clears niivaid. P. may 1, Ti. JAMES H. TURNER, Jl'STICK OP TUB PEACE, H allaceton, Pa. 9Ht bai prepared httnaetf wwlth all the neoetwary blank forma nnder the Ponaioa and Bounty lawe, aa well aa blank DeeOa, eto. All logai uattora entraated to bia eare will receive prompt attention. aiay Tin, ltwv-.i. NPREW HARWICH, Market Htreet. Ckardeld, Pa., aatiracTOBaB aap dbalbb ib Harness, Bridles, Saddles, Collars, and Horse-lurnuhmg uoods. ptrAW kiadi of repairing promptly attended to. Haddlera' Hardware, hone Uruobea, Carry Uombe, e., alweye od baAd aad for tale at tba luweel eaib pnoe. piercb IV, 17 G. H. HALL, PRACTICAL PUMP MAKER, KHAR CLEARFIELD, PKNN'A. vaPumpi alwaya on band aad made to order on anon noitoo. r ipea oorea on reaeonanie lerma. All work warranted to render aatiafaction, and delivered if deal red. my36:lypd lalvery Ktable. rpIlB nndertlgaad bega leave to Inform thepnb X He that be ia row fully prepare to aeoommo. 4au all in the way of foroiahing IK.aea, Buggrea, saaoiea and iiarneaa, oa the anorteat aottoo and tn reaaonable term a. Reaidenee on Loo oat atreet, betweea intra and fourth. UKO. W. QEAHUART Clearfield. Pab. 4, 1874. THOMAS H. FORCEE, DRatLBB IK GENERAL MERCHANDISE. C.R All AMTON, Pa. Alao.exteuaiva manufacturor and dealer In Square limber ana tawed Lumber of all kinde. pvOrderi aollolted and all bllla promptly alien. I J J 10 ' I. SNYDER, PRACTICAL WATCHMAKER ana bra lb a ih Watchoa, nocks and Jowolry. Qrakmm'l How, Marlttt Strt, ( I KAHKIEI I), PA. A'l klnda of repairing tn my line promptly at oihioo mi. jaa. i, IB7V, iaaxa rrrr. CARROLL I,. B 11) t) LI Clearfield Insurance Agcnr)'. k t:iin k it i inn. t:, jtteni,' Rrpreeent the followlnf an l other Aral-alaaa Co'a Compaoiee. Aaieta. Liverpool London A Olobe 0. R. Br..$4..Hn,a9 Lraomiar oa mnraal Aoa.h plani...H ft.lon.lfla I'biaaia, of Hertford, Conn S.I34.0D.1 Ineurenoa Ca. of North Amerira ,4ll,74 North Britl.k A Mercantile U. B. Br. 1,7I,IM rVotli.h Commarelal V. 8. Branch. ... 171,141 Walertowa (lt,ll Treeelore (Life A Accident) 4,SS,44 OOira na Market PI., opp. Court lloara. Clear Id, Pa. Jane I, '7111. Insurance Agency -or- WILLIAM 0. HELMBOLD, PaltoH tllatk, VurwrtmrUlt, I'a. Companies Represented i Commercial Union Inc. Ca., Aeeall .II.OIVToi H Fireman 'a Fund Ine. Co.,A.eta I.ian.flirao I'nioa Ineurenoa Co.. Aeiete 1.020,0.17 oa Traeelere' Accident loe Co . Aueti.. I.4IV. 19171 Nortbera Ine. Ca.of New York Ae'ie J4rltHuu oa laeuranea placed oa all aiada af property at equitable retea. Curwenarllle, Pa, Feb. II, 1'Hl lf. West End Drug Store, IN GRAHAM'S ROW, (Halfway bat ween Moeenp'a and Fleek'a eioree.; CLEARFIELD, PA. TnE anderlraed baa opened ap a Dm, Stare, wlih a full eupply of parteetly pure and lit.k Draya. NvdlriaM, Chrmleala and Toilet Arllelea. Theea Dra,a bare hM eoleoted wlih ireel eere and are uaraalaad ta aa perfectly pure aad reliable. I will give my pereonal etten. tioa aa hie denartraeat, end will abaaafally (lea aay ad. Ire and laronaeiba IB rciard tomeHlclaaa fofrt.r,e. DR.V.J.BOYIi. Otatrteid, P., Oa t, lMdtt S. A LEAF FROM THE CALENDAR, Wbore wood-viol eta love to grow, Thickly Ilea the Winter aaow; Where the atrea inlet aung and daaeod, Aad tho fiumaier aDaboaia glaaoed Throagb tho meadow, do wo tho dale, All ii buabed, and chill, pale I Whore tbo erew-foot'f tender greaa Earliaat tn tbo Spring la aeeo j Where tho ebeekwrberriaa bido By the palo arbutaa' aide. And tho oo wall pa, tipped with gold, Over bill and dale ntifuM t Where tho ferret, aoft and brown, Starve bia oeat with pi If trad down ) And the field-atouao la the heather 8tofp fur daya and weeka together And the aquirrol. wiae and dome ; Wait for better day to eoma , Liea the Winter bitter atrong llraped through free a tug night and long W bile 'he letuprat evtDoa and guea, rlidiog awift o'er drifted isoei; Ctouda abovo and gloiB below ; Tell mt when will Wiotor got Whra 4he buda begia to awell ; W hea iho alreawa leap through the dell. When tba awalluwa dip and By, WbieliDg, elreliug, tbruugb the iky; Wben ibe vtelat tide the roao Waken from Ha long repoaej Wbea lha gnat. In raothina danoe; Wben tbo long, brigbl boura advauea W'hon lha robiu by the dour Btrtga aa ne'er be aang before ; Then, when heart, and flower, en.1 wing Leap and lauh- -then oninae tbo 8pr-ag 1 Wm. ti. Britfgt,in Scribmtr. BOYS NOT PERMITTED TO LEARN TJUDES. From the Cbieege Tribune. The corrcnt number of Harper' Weekly contains a cartoon, evidently ny some now arum, and very much i tbe style of Ungarlh. Upon one aid three young luda are applying to nkilllul workman at bid boncb ior cbunce to Ivarn bin trade. Tho work man replies: "Want to learn tbe trade, eb 1 No, no, we can't oncour bl'o aiipretilict'S. Iho 'Union won ullow it. You would cheapen the price of labor." On tbe other side we seo tha raull of tha relueril. The sumo three luiln, trrown into youni; men. are loanng in "nample room, drinking wniKKy, smnEing, ana reading loo rutin, una ine meet is thus described "Jgnorunt, inteinperalo, and dishonest young men. Interior work, through the eiiiovced employment ot incompe tent workmen." Ibe cartoon is enti tled 'One reason why tbcro aro o many idle young men." Tbe picture is a strong and striking one, tinu it tons a story, tbo truth ot wbieb is becoming more and more ap parent evory day in turn country I'hero never was a timo wben there was a greater, or even as great, a do mand lor skillful American mechanics and there novcr wasa timo when there was so few skillful American moclian ins to meet the demand. Tbe advance of knowledge and scientific research is continually opening up now depart menu of mechanical labor, and ex ponding tbe old ones. Tho great do mand of the day is for intelligent skill ful labor in our workshops and manu factories, and in connection with the great railroad, steamship and tele graphic systems ot the country. It is a constantly increasing domand, for peoplo are using live limes more of mechanical products than they did a generation ago, and yet Amctican mechanism is not represented by Amer ican labor, instead ot active, outer prising, skillful young Americans, our mocliamcal occupations are mainly absorbed by unskilllul toroigners, and tbe picture in Harper s Weekly graph icully shows one cause, namely : tbe wicked ostracism ot American boys by trades-unions upon tho miserable pre text that their employment will cheap en labor. It is only in telegraph and printing unices, and a lew othor places, that American young men can be found in mechanical pursuits, although tens of lliourunds of them would be glad to avail themselves ot such opportunities. It is a notorious fuct that town boys win not go into the country to work on farms, and only a tew ot them aro capable ot succeeding in tbo overcrowd cd professional pursuits. Tho Ameri can boy in town or city who has a "trade is last becoming a rara avis. Country boys are almost as unwilling to remain upon laims as city boys are to go to them. Tbo result is that thov flock to the cities and join tho great tnrong wno are shut out Irom mochan ical vocations by tho blind soltisbnoss ot the trades unions and other causes. What is tho result? fbey live lives ot indolence and gum a suhsistonco by queslionablecxpcdienls. They become street tramps, saloon loafers, and hood lums becauso they can find nothing eiso to do. iho pluces which they might fill are occupied by foreign workmen. The trades unions object to American Doys loarning trades, but they do not object to tho importation ot tens of thousands of foreign mechan ics, i heso aliens are at once admitted to tho "Unions," tocompcto with them for work. They exclude American boys lest they mar when thov have learned trades compete for work, but they don't exclude tho hundreds of ship loads of foreigners who seek this country to compete with thom for em ploy ment. 1 hero is a shocking incon sistency in this action of the trades unions. And tbcro ia a blind ignor ance! in it, for if American boys were allowed to learn trades they would supply the increasing demand for more artisans, and the foreign mechanics would stay at home, their service not being needed. But as tho ranks of skilled workers aro not filled by Amor. itan boys, foreigners aro imported to meet the demand tor more workmen. Why is it that tho trade", unions do not perceive tho practical effect of their prohibitory rules against apprentices and change them f It is bigh timo that something- was done to mitigate tho crying evil which is crowding our cities with idle young men, and if thcro is no other way to accomplish it then the people should reform or smash these Uniuns, which sto accountable for it. It is the shame of this country that tho vigor and In telligence ot our youth aro being wast ed and frittorod away and that our young men instead of working at some uscliil I ran oa aro living on starvation wages as clerks and shop boys, or, failing to secure even this poorly-paid kind of employment, aro growing up to bo hoodlums and vagabonds, gam blers and capper, and roinforcinir tho criminal classes, filling jails, bridewells, ana pcnilentiano. A returm is nec essary, and tan only be found in open ing the doors of lha work-shops, mills, fuclorics, and forges, to all American boys who seek to become skilled arli sans and uselul, independent, and pro ductive ritisens. "Who was tha first man f" askod a Sunday School teacher of bor prodigy- "(loorgo Waslilngton," was the prompt reply, "No, no," corrected the teacher, "it wasn't Washington, It was Adam, yon know." "Oh," said the boy in rather a dis gusted tone, "perhaps Adam was, If you'r goto' to count fureignefa" MISCEGENATION. Al PRACTICED BT TBI FR0NTIER8M EN AND INDIAN MAIDS. From lha 8t. Louie Olobo.1 Among the Northwestern tribes of Indians innocence is as marked among tbe girls as their color. '1 bo impression that the red maiden does not entortain a high standard of morality is an error, for she is taught aa other irirls are, and grows np with well-developed ideas of the responsibilities ot lite and a firm resolution to discharge thom. Educated in the faith that she was ordained to work, she trains herself to undergo hard labor, and at sixteen years of age ia sturdy and strong, brave against fatigue and perfect housewife. She may not possess tho Now England no tions of cleanliness, but sbo tukea not a littlo pride in her personal appnar anco, and in the arrangement of her lodge she displays some crudo ideas of tastes and a certain amount of neat ness. II she marry a white man she makes him a good wife as long as sho lives with him. Ilia home is her sole comlort and his borne bor ambition. Sho thinks of him and lor him, and makes it ber study to pleaso him and make him respect and love ber. She recognir.es in him one of a superior race, and by his dignity and devotion endears herself to him and struggles to make him happy. Atllio agencies on tho uppor frontier thousands of men are employed, and it is not an exaggeration to say that the majority ot them have Indian wives, and live happily. Tbey are not sought alter by the maidens, for tho Indian girl's custom is to remain quiet until the marriago contract is made, and tbo marriage purtion paid over. The hus band must have the dowry, with which ho must invest bis projected mothor-in-law before the ceremony takes place. The process is a little out ot tbo usual run, and a description may be ot interest. Iho aspiring bride groom must bo well-known in the tribe betoro he can hope to win a wile, tier people want to thoroughly understand him and now if he can support not only her but also ber relatives in tho event of a pinch. Ho must be a kind hearted man, with a temper warranted to keep in any domestic climate, and be must have a good lodgo and at least half a dor.cn horses. If he be, and have all theso," he can a wooing go. Selecting the lady, ho makes applica tion to her mother, and at a council tho price is fixed upon. It the girl bo especially pretty, ber mother will do mand a gun, two horses, and a lot of provisions, blankets and cloth. A gun is valued at f 50, a horse at 120, and he must furnish material to bring tho amount up to from $100 to 1150. Then bo tries to beat tbe damo down, und if he succeeds, he knows there is some reason for letting tho girl go ; if not, he understands that he is making a good choice. The courtship is loll entirely to the mother, bhe communi cates the intelligence to tho brido elect, who dutifully sets upon prepar ing the lodge for the nuptials. Rela tives and friends congregate in a circle, pound a drum and bave a feast, at tho conclusion of which the man and tbe girl stand up. A blanket is thrown over their heads under which they can exchange vowa of fidelity, after which tho mother blesses them, and tbo cere mony is complole. But it fares badly for tho man who plentifully stocks his wedding lodge. His wile will give away everything bo give her, and stores intended tn last a month will disappear in an hour. lie, if ho be cautious, will gave ber barely enough to cat until he teaches her economy, a lesson which once thoroughly learned she never forgets. For some littlo time alter the wedding the new-made relatives haunt tho happy lodgo, de manding that tbey bo learned and cured lor. Woo unto bim who accedes in the slightest. A firm refusal, well per severed in, is all that will save him a lilo ot misery. According to praino law it is disren ulable In a while man to abandon bis dusky wile until she is too old to work tor Inm. lbcn he may send her back lo tho tribe it ho so elect. Tbo obli gation upon tho wile is different. Sho may not desort the husband lor another white man, but sho may loavo him for an Indian who wants to marry her, provided Bhe has no children. If a nuaw wishes to abandon bor husband. tho Indian of her choice must pay back the prico originally paid to hor mother, ilo may abate no jot or titlo, and it is in such payment that tho divorce is perfected. Sbo then becomes a single woman, froo to marry, but she cannot live in tho vicinity inhabited by nor termor uusnand. bba must movo away with ber now venture. Such divorces are not infrequent. It is a difficult thiug for tho squaw to perlectly adapt herself to bur win to husband. lie may bo of the kindliest disposition. out ms Ways are not ber ways : and though she struggles with all hor strength to draw closo to him and try 10 niano ber existence a part ot his, ne cannot mako him one ot nor kind. llio birth ol children directs her thoughts into anew channel and lessens the chasm between them, but without thorn ho has but littlo bope of keeping her to himself. Sooner or later she will find her affinity. PEACE WITH "LIBERTY." England has mot with nothing but master in her war auainst the nullum Boers in tho Transvaal, and tbe pcaco wnicn is now dawning upon that un happy but brave colony is ono which reflects credit upon tbe Gladstone ad ministration, whilo it may not appear to glitter with glory for English arms. It is full of honor for tho Dutch farmers who bave been fiirhiinu- in a cause as juslasihccausool iheAmerican colon- isls, which moro than a century ago was crowned by a glorious indepen- luncent me treaty ot unenl. i ho war n the Iransvaal was a legacy Irom the brilliant but precarious policy of llei- consfleld'a administration to that of hie successor. Mr. Uladstono may not poasesa ine spirit ot aggression and thirst for glory at tho cost of national faith and humanity which character izod the policy of the favorite premier ol tho Queen, but his policy in tho South Alrican war will not fail to com mend itself the applause of the con servative and liberty loving portion of tbo English people. It has been tele graphed Irom London with much per sisutnee that tbe Uoora have acceded to tho terms ot the English Govern ment ; as a matter of fact the English have accoded lo tbe lorms ol the Boors. Liberty was tbo pric. of peace for wnicn ino iransvaal army under Jou bort proposed lo soli its lifo-blood, and liberty ia what England proposes to guarantee thom. Alter the disaster at Spiukop tbo clamor was loud in En gland that no peace waa possible until English proslige had been redeemed, and it waa no trifling matter for the adminiatration of iir. Gladstone to yield to lb demands of Justio and right, so far even as to troat with the Boors upon terms as bonorablo to the English peoplo aa they were consistent witb the trao spirit of liberty which basbcon me const ot the Uritla! for more than two centuries, Mr. Gladstone, It not tbo most brilliant, is the wisest of Ungliih statesmen, for be looks beyond the loiniiorury approval of a fickle and oftea mistaken public clamor to tbe guiding star ot justice and right, and recognizing that tliM best "honor which peace can bring the honor ot exact justice, be baa so tar lent his counsel toward tbo aecom plishmont of peace in South Africa, even at the risk of present popularity, lie may bo sure that bia vindication may safely rest with posterity. ISaltv more uazette. , STAMP TAXES. It ia under eontempUitinn in Con gross to repeal so much of the law as makes it imporalivo to flaco a two cent stamp on checks. A large rove nuo ia derived from this sturce, but it is so far such a tax on btsincss that that the country can afford lo dispense WHU II. A more griovoua tax of this sort, moro wide reaching and ctmprehen sive, and fur more unjust, h tbo tax through stamps on. mutchts, which realized to the Government moro than three million dollars annually. Both should go, but if only ono is to bo abo. shed lot it be that upon malutes. 'ibe uovernmeiit, in this stamp lusiness drines a wholesale and retail trade. At tho best, counting the cost of man ufaoturing or printing the stamps, and tbe commissions allowed midcle men for dispensing thorn, it realir.es little more, it aa much, as ninety pr cent on the trnde, for so we may sail it : that is to say, on 1U0 worth of match stamps sold the Government does well It it nets t'JO. 1 be Government has no moro occasion or excuse for UiOick ing in this manner with its issues of stumps than it would bavo in its issues ol coin or gioenbacks, but it docs, and the peoplo pay the round face vtlueof them every timo they buy matcjos or put ono on a chock. It pays lis sub ordinates a salary for serving it, and to such as aro assigned the tale of stumps this sou ot a perquisite is added But it is less to that point thin the inequality and iniquity or this itamp on mutches wo would speak. Before tho imposition of this tax Dutches wore rotailcd at ono cent per box Tbe imposing ot it baa given the muiutac Hirers a bonanza, in that we now pay at retail flvo cents lor two boxes. Any ono can calculate how much moie the manufacturer realizes now thai be fore tho stamp had to be attached Consider tbe discount of five per coot he gets in the purchasing at whclesalo in this connection and you arrive at the additional prout bo realizes upon what bclore was a remunerative retail trado at one cent a box. Any school boy who baa made progress in frac tions can answer tho quostioa. rimall, yon aay, to tho individual I But in the aggregato over threo millions of dollars drawn from tbe resources main ly of tho masses! it is tbe little things that make or mar at last, "Take caro of tho pennies and the pounds will take care of themselvosi FARM NOTES. Paint all tools that are oxposod to tno weather or tbo hem ol the sun. Dip the tip ol nails in groase and they will easily drive in bard wood Frost will not penetrate as deep when the ground is dry as when it is very wol. 1'arafino oil on whetstones is supo rior to any ollior liquid, and will keep too stono in a better condition. Spent tun bark baa boon ploughed into a compact clay soil with the best result, aa it rendered the soil mellow and increased Us warmth. Wben good earth is used for potting, plants seldom noed any special ma nuro. Tbe best soil for plants is found in old meadows, and the corner of fences where tho sod has grown a long time. Timo intelligently given to tho boea will pay aa well aa any othor farm work, and when too many are not kept, most of their work can bo done either bcloro or after thoir regular working nonrs. Curn docs not auccoed well after buckwheat. II rakes aro qiiarrulsomo: the fewer on hand tho better. Wator filtered through charcoal be comes perlectly pure. wan is stronger man iron,ootu pieces being of equal wciiht. England imports t20,000,000 worth ot lortiiizers annually. uuo nrm at Urundy Uontro, lows, shipped luirty-hvo car loads of flax seed tho past season. Tho simplest method to remove tho hull from corn is to make a weak lyo from cloan wood ashes and soak the eorn in it. I'oor cows are dear at any price ; really good onos, ir young, are nevor sold too high. A cow should give at nasi (mo worth ot milk a year. It ia well for farmers to boar in mind that the avorago fur all breeds of cows is about six pounds of hay, or its equiv alent, lor one quart ot milk. Tho Agriculiurnl Department is in formed that the codling moth aro mak ing such ravages among tbo orchards ot iniiiorma as threaten tho destruc tion of all tbe apple troos on tho Pacific coast. Wnr Titxr Orrrn Kail. Young mon olten tail to get on in the world because they neglect small opportuni ties. Not being faithful in little things, they aro not promoted to tho charge of greater things. A young man who gets a subordinate situation somotimos thinks it not neccst-ary to give it much attention. lie will wait till he gets a place of responsibility, and then ho will show people what ha can do. This is a very great mistake. What over his situation may be, ho should master it in all its details, and per form all Its duties faithfully. The habit of doing hie wnrk thoroughly and con sciontiously is what is most likely lo cnablo a young man to make his way. tin this bubil, a person, of only or dinary abilities would outstrip one of greater talents who Is In tho habit ol slighting subordinate matters. But. niter all, this great essential rule of success adopted by a young man shows bim to be possessed ol superior abili ties. There are only five ladies now living whose husbands were Presidents of the Uniiod States. Mrs. Polk, Mrs. Tyler. Mrs. Lincoln, Mrs. Grant, and Mrs. J I ayes, wile ol tbo fraud. Millinery Item. Spring bonnets this season will cost about what a three- story bouae would bring at aSnerifTs salt. REPUBLICAN. THE WHEAT PROSPECT. A newspaper correspondent who came within a few millions of bushel of estimating the whoat crop of-18S0 predicts that the yield for 1881 will bo ozD.uuu.uuu bushels, 'ibe production of wheat last year in tho United Slates was, in detail, as lollowi : Anlea. H'Aeal lu.lAalee. B'ea( aa. Malae.... liJ.UJ Arkaaaaa t, 167,900 N. H'mpibtro. Si4,52STenneeeee .... 1.1111,1111 Vermont no.nmiiW. Virfinia. 4.M,H lleaieehaeetta Rhode Ielaad. lo.oos Kenteoky..... ,34,l Ohio ...J7,7V:,BO Connecticut... 43,7211 Miohifao III,7IIS,II00 Mow York 11,1.11, M7 New Jereey.. 1,471, 11.14 Penneyl?aaia!2,3ull,ljou Delaware I.SAv.lMO Maryland..... 7.4S,Ht Virginia W.32I.850 Indiana..,.., ss,Itl,vvu llllaola .M.TTS.mr, Wleeoneia IS.4M.0HI linnota....4l,7.M.OOO Iowa .14,0118,401 Miaeouri J'J.SHS.OOe N. Carolina., rl. Carolina.., Qeorgia Florida ,470,08lllKeolaa I ,50 ,000 SV0,720 ; Nebraaka 10,211". OHO !,SJ,377 i Ualiforaia.....4i,7SH,0l0 lOrtfoa 11,710,100 4,0Ji' Other btelee Mi.iiefipf.',... Loui.iana. Texaa I74,0Wiead Tar'lur'e.18,007,000 l,0l,ll)0 Total bu...48l,S4,7U This same person referred to abovo has made a careful study of the growth of tho Winter wheat thus fur this season, and in answor to questions put to bim somo days ago replied that be bad never soon the Winter wheat look so uniformly well In ten years. '-I do not think, he said, "there aro 500 acros of bad Winter wLcat in all Kansas, Illinois, Missouri and Indiana In Kansas and Missouri the growing crop never looked so well. Ibrougb out Indiana it could not look better. In Southorn Illinois and Dp lo the Spring wheat lino it could not bo im proved. Unit novcr fulls, southorn Iowa is all right. In Wisconsin to day, though it is not a Winter wheat State. 1 saw tho Winter wheat looking nneiy. Concerning tbe spring wheat be spoke in as encouraging a way.. He said "the Spring wheat forms a small percentage ot the DOU,OUU,000 bushels, but It is in regard to the Spring wheat that tho bear croaker is doing most of bis croaking, ihoro bave been local snows near Chicago and out in Dakota, but not to hurt tho coming crop. All complaints about the Spring wheat crop oeing conditional are ntlerly groundless. In a word, I wish to say that all tbis bear grumbling is wicked, and has no bottom in it. It is utter humbug. Tbe Spring is as early in Minnesota and Wisconsin as usual To be sure there isabolt ol snow from little above Chicago to Milwaukoo, which narrows to forty miles wide from Janeaville and itoloit to Belvidore. Tbis belt grows etill narrower as it ap proaches the Mississippi, 'iben tt ex lends about thirty five miles wide out through Northern Iowa and Southorn Minnesota to Sioux City and Yankton Even in Iowa thoy are now sowing wheat on this snow belt, the snow having molted. Now in regard lo the average yield : This year the wheat is almost all drilled, i he ground was in better condition last roil than usual Tbe snow has protected tho wheat. Last year tbe wheat in many localities was very noor. The ernn nnlv aver aged thirteen and one-tbird bushels per aero. How tbe yield per acre ol wheat in Europe and tho Unitod States has been as lollows : Con. Ir,. M'tral e. ftunlry. meal la. Coital St. I.. t, e, ...IS.'lRararla,. ...Jo.t D.ljiam , ...15 I Fraeoe..., ..... JDS Ureal Britain.., Aaetria...w.m.M 17.1 ....ll. llunaery ll.SIHpaio.. l.l Pruaaia -17.0 This year, with improved drilling and tillage, I believe tbe crop average fourteen basbels per acre. ibe long ana sovero winter upon which many ot oiirfarmers looked wilb dread, scorns to have treated us kindly and wo greet the advent of Spring with happy prospects of abundant harvests. GOT THEIR CLOTHES MIXED. Mark Twain, in bis book called "Tramps Abroad," tells bow a party ol tourists got wet, and what they did when ibey got back to the botel: "We stripped and went to bed, and Bent clothos down to be baked ; all tho horde of soaked tourists did the same. Tbe chaos of clothing got mixed in the kitchen, and Ihoro were consequences. I did not get back tbe same drawers 1 sont down, when our things came at hid: 1 got a pair on a new plan Tbey wore mcroiy A pairof long, white, ru filed, culled sleeves, hitched loguther at tho top with a narrow band, and they did not como down to my knees. They were pretty enough, but they mado mo feel like two poople, and dis connected at that. Iho man must have been an idiot to got himself up like that to rough it in tho Swiss mountains. "ibe shirt thoy brought me was shorter than tho drawers, and badn't uny sleeves to it at least it hadn't any more than Mr. llarwin could call rudimentary sleeves: these bad otlging around them, but the bosom was ridic ulously pluin. The knit silk under shirt they brought me was also on a plan and was really a aensiblo thing : it opened behind and had pock ots in it tor tbe shoulder blades ; but they did not seem lo fit me and I lound it a sort of uncomfortable gar ment. They gave my bobtail coat to somobody else and sent mo an ulster suitable lor a giratto. l had to lie my collar on becauso tbore was no button on the foolish thing which I described a littlo while ago. Live i;p to tub Mottoes. There is no use in putting up tbo motto "God mess our Home it tbo lather is a rough old bear, and the spirit of discourtesy and rudeness is taught by parents to children, and by the older to tho younger. There is no use in putting up the motto "1 he Lord will l'rovido, whilo tho father is shiftless, the boys roluso lo work, and tho girls busy hemsclves over gowgaws and nnery. Tbore is no use in putting up the motto, "Tho greatest of theso is Chari ty," while the tongue of the back biter wags in tho family, and silly gossip is ispenscd al tbe tca-lablo. i hero Is no use In placing up conspicuously the motto, "The Liberal man Dciiacth Liberal Things," while the money chinks in the pockets of the ' head of the household, groaning to get out and see the light of day, and there are dollars and dimes for wine, tobacco and other luxuries, but positively not one cent lor tbe church. In bow many homes aro these mottoes stand- ng lot us say banging sarcasms, which serve only to point a jest and Horn a satire i 1 ho beauty of qurcl livos, of trustful, hnpclul, and free handed, frco-heartcd, charitable lives, is ono of surprising loveliness, and those lives shed their own Incompara ble fragrance, and the world knows where to find them. And they still remain fresh and fadeless wben the colors ot the pigment and tbe floss bave tadeu, and tne very trames nave rotted away in their joints. Christian at D ork. Tbe fushionsbls shad, this Sommor Will be the shady aid. ot the street. EDUCATIONAL. BY M. L. McQUOWN. TI1K TOTg. The following is a list of tbe direc tors of Clearfield county, and the vote ol each, as recorded by tbe tellers at tho Convention for tho elootion of County Superintendent, on Tuesday, May 3d : K SBC04BI1 TOWSIBir. Tboraai Flick ...- .. Jona II. Weld ......... Jacob Spangle...... Reuben Hal William Poeey M Frederick Sbuff. bbll rawaaflia. Lerl SiiBderlla 0. W. Campbell a Auitfa BeatlyM , Henry Btre;ner Chrtatiaa E.lrioker Robert Maheney a loo a fowaisip. laaac Tbomae Frank McUrlda. . .... Hugh Leech 1 1 t - 1 1 I - Oeorae Korb. Jaeob Zillioa....H M..... Iiaaa Woode Boaaa rowaaaia. Barloa Merrlna Knack MoLarren tioorfe Ilea.a Daeid Fle.e . . Jamee hleaeea aaioroBD Towgenir. Darld llltchlngia John L. Paarca. h.....h Wm. B.Foreeea . Alex Urabam .- John C. Cawdar...... liar id Wlleonn BRanronn lanBi-Bartaar Bieraicr. Peter 8. Laniborrja I. 0. Merger- , leaaa UargerO Jamel Laneberry Herry UrabamM H Jobn U.btewarta HH.... akanr fowaenip. ElUha Aahenfeltar... Jonathan Shaffer........ Jacob Ediagar. H .,. Jacob Hummel Joeeph Heeler, Jr M tred bonier aamnapoar inDBrasBSBT Bieraicr. Joeeph Wbilaker Vincent spanner Ja.oa K.bpeaeer w. a. aiurr H H. - William Clearer. - Jamaa Cbembere M - BrsaalDS tewaauip. Adam Beck Ruaaell Hurabaugh..... .. Daaiel GormkB . 1 Jaoob HoKea...,.H.,t. 1 lieorge Petchin ... H 1 Tbomae Mitchell BUBB.IDB BOBOIIOH. Dr. T. B. D.ri.e .. Malt Irwin Ur. George F. Prow. II 1 Luther Hanay , Jobn C. Connor. H Jamea Wetecl M obbbt vowaanir. Auatln Curry H laaac Relney M....,..H. Rcbort Mctlarrer Jobn M- Weiterer Robert Duubnt J.hn Frailey.. CLBiBPIBLB BOBODQS. Q. L. Reed Wm. R. Brown A. B. 8baw Jemea T. Leoaard Henry Snyder. Jamaa L. LaaTyaH,...H...H. COTiaOTOI TOWBBSir. Dr. 1. W. Potter.............. Uale I'leard'..... Jobn Reae . F. L. Coulriet Mr. Muieon Mr. Koyer.....M - . .. CfawkKBTILLI BOBODSB. Hob. John Patios Daniel Faaet .....hh m. oomuel Arnold. T. Jell Galea .... laaac Norrla A. M.kirk. bbcatvb fowaiBta. Wm. A. Reami.... JobB Hugboe C. C. Mullen........ 0. P. Meltern - John 8. Bunk...... Riohard Uughea- raaeuaoa vowaaHir. Heary Owane J. 8. McCreery k. II. line. Browb Barrett. ...... .H JobB Young...... Tfawmaa Norrie - aiKABo TownaBir. Augaetua Migoet O. W. Steeror Andrew Shone. Mitchell Sbope..... Jamee Urahem. J. B. Loigey eeanaa towaauir. Lawla Irwin Joha Kullua ........ Joha Smith ..... Pel. lot Hurley Ellia Kytor Samuel Laniberry eaaBAH rowaiair. Philip Sblmmel. - v. n. ecnoonorer. Benjemin Suackmao Luclen Werd Daniel Corley llenry Eraai....MH CBBBawooa Towaiair. Jamee Sterebaoa Aeroe V'eweomor Frampton Bali M Joba Hell - Cuarad Hollibaa. H . M. W. Jobnaoa erLicn TownaBir. Heary Allemao Derid 8. Spencer Wm. B. Wbiuaida Edward Milled William Scoll. Dr. J. 11. Ideal da BOrTtbALB BOBonOB. Charley Laogelerd W. A. Chai W. Dkkee Andrew Oleeaoa. P. J. McCullough Mr. Ward...... ' aVBTCR TOWSBBII- Dr. I. U Kline Peter C. Uould.. Theodore C. Hert HH. Jemee Ceileben. B. Pmnamo Ueerga K. William. ioboab rewaeBir. Ileieklah Paltereoa - Iteuboa Straw Robert M. Jwbaaoa ............ Dafid Jobneen.... .......... CharleeLowii. ulena William .. BABTflatra rowaenir. Oenrge HeehendorB.H Andrew Rankin,. T. L. Ilenleia Cbrlallaa llertlela Daaiel B Maararsw. ...... Ueerga Ron aax Towaaair. Jared Bloom ,.,H Lewie Ernord Reuben Caldwell. William Col. 11. D. Straw - - H. Danlap . (.aWBBBCS TOWSBBIP. Wm. K.Oranam v Lerl Cnnelie H.M linear Conklln .- Daniel Welch . ... Deugherty, Jr. H 8. Head.. . lawrbbcb innsr-BBBBBT auraicr. Joacph tkowera...H....... . U. Schryeer Samuel Kelt - Samuel Hbeak ........... llenry Markk at. Slaom - Lcaiea cirr toaeroa. F. Warti . L. Fergaaea. L. Coolbrotn h m. ha S. McQuowa Ilaeid Smith. Edward Uerral BAPBBA IBBBPBBPBBT BIITBICTr laeaa P. Oereoa loeeph Deaay eel naoa aalal Helgley - Lemael Alexander9. Uagertya, NoBBis TewaeBir. Oood Merrill.... 1 Pelar M ure, a, Joha M. Ueala Oeorge Ardery.. William Kothreeh ..... ...... aWft M M VOC eaetteng eeaaei aaaaa. oecaaaeae) ooe. RRITBl'RS SOROL-OB. K manual IIHdebrand Uilbert 8. Toaer e I Wm. Hunter Kli CleaiaoB... John Had da a 1 David Miebaela H 1 aiw wAtaiROTOR loRoroa. Henry NelT.Jr ... Ada Bre'.h.,...M .w I W, W. Barclay m Dr. A. V. Dennett John M. Cueinioft m ft. A. Arnold- obcrola Roaot ai. J. J. Pk T borne Heltai ft., Kliana Weaton- Dr. D. R. Oood , Dr. 1. 11. Head Pat aUarifati PIMM TciWMaaiP. TorrsBee Keenaa m 1 Joba H.Howala ..,... 1 Jamea II. Clark 1 hdffard Parrel 1 T I. Moore.. M 1 Lewia KeaMr....., ... ............ rtRR TOWRBBIP. Joaeph L. Dale I Job- Bon HoMea- .j, Jeiae Way I Jamee Norria, Jr , 1 W m. A. Bloem...'. Samael UcKradriok Bf'CRTOR lIptrBMnKaT PIITRICT. Hnry Hummel. , William Wdty w I Richard Leborde 1 Jamee Cloeaer, , 1 Jaoob 8mitin 1 Pelar Beer... I tANOT TOWIHBIP. Aujoitua HehorlingV. P. b. Walter . Heary iletrlek Andrew Liddla. 1 Jainae 0. iiundy Dr. A. J. Smatbera t'llOM TOWMIHIP. . 8. H.Bailey 1 II. P. b to wall 1 Prank Harley 1 Jamea llenrye Jobn She tr W. W. Danlap WALLACRTOR ROROl'OB. Mr. Waittbroohe Edward Kuliiaoa MH - I Jamee K. Turner 1 itorge Emigb rrrd tatnpuiao William U.Leeriah 1 WOORWARO TOWRRUIP. B. F. D.tTaobeugb 1 fidwera LNt 1 Daaiel Pen in a; 1 Boa! Aleiandar... 1 Wh.1 laid l.dy I Robert Btotu w Total vote - lit Majority Tor McQuowb over Weaver. ... bi Abaeat from tha Cob v lion. BOLL OF ttOXOR. Tha following is a list ot pupils re ceived for the "Roll of Honor'' for the week ending May Ctb. All whose nsmos appear in tbis list attended the school to which they belonged every day ot tho school term : Marron School, in Ferguson town ship, Annie L. Ilall teacher I. Straw Aeltie Barrett and Ulair Sholl. Turkey Hill School, in Knox town ship, D. M. Bloom teacher J. Harnett, Eliza J. Sbugorl, David M. Shugert. Chestnut Grove School, in Bloom township, Juliet 8. lieed teacher Andrew Stull. Four others missed but one day each. let Primary School, ill Osceola bor- ouch, Mrs, M. II. driest teacher 11 Head, son ot ir. iieatt, aitcnaeu every day of the term. Mount Calm School, in Lawrence township, Wood It. McCloskey teacher Jamea M. Howies (aged sevenj at tondod every day of tbe term. Coal Ilill Shool, in Brady township, E. Ellsworth Jimoson teacher Koland Wright, Ellis Wingortnnd W.Cochran. An exhibition was held tbe Inst day, Glen llono School, E. A. Horton, teacher Delia C. Maya and E. Hunter wore tbe prize pupils, eucb receivings book as tbe compliments ot tbe teacher. Penfiold Grammar School, A. II. Roscnkrans toacher terra 8 months Morris Dunn, llenry Wolfgrum and Maggie Dailey attended every day of the eight months. Crooked Sower School, in Boggs township, Helen Irwin teacher Ella Davis, Robert Picklo attended every day ot the term, and Kate n iser miss ed but one half day. Westovor School, in Chest township, Maggio J. Wetzel toacbor Maggie Wallers, Minniorry, Vincent Moore, The lust two namod have not missed a day for two successive terms. THE VERDICT. The Directors' Convention bos mot and adjourned, and tho decree has gone forth. We had intended to give to the public a review of tbe impru dent and uniust course pursued by an outside element, but we rofrain, be hoving that the result is a sufficient ex posure of thoir futile uttompts. Tbe school mon of the county bavo said by their voles that they aro not ready to surrender the purity vouchsafed to the Common School system ot Penn sylvania hy act of Assembly to a class of individuals wbo bave shown a desire to drag our Common Schools into the ravine of politiculstrifo. Ouropponent in thocontost was a gentleman of tbe highest typo, an exponenced and sue cessful tenehur, whoso work and influ ence greatly strengthened our bands in tho work ol tbo past three years. Wo have enjoyed bis acquaintance and friendship tor a number of years, and know that be bore no part in the cir culation of the malicious falsehoods intended to secure our defeat. Our remarks, Ihcroforo, have special refer ence lo a weak and pretentious circlo of young politicians, representing both politicul parties, who attempted to tarnish the question of public school education with their profane bands. When men of questionable integrity attempt to defame the character of those wbo bave been entrustod with the management of tho Common Schools, by circulating debased and malicious falsehoods, when such a class make night hideous by their corrupt prowling ovor the county, awakening honest School Directors at tho mid night hour, and attempt lo force npon them the biggest lie of tbe campaign, it ia not much wonder that the school men of the county believ. it lime to rise in tbeir strength and bestow upon thom such a rebuke as they did on Tuesday, May 3d. "To err is human tofi rgivodivinr." Whether weshali be able lo follow tho injunction of this quotation in our future relations to these apologies for mon is a question. A PROMPT FAML Y. - Tho four children of Mr. J.M.Diilcy, of Penfield, viz. Jonme, Lizzio, Maggio and Willio, all attended school during tho late term of eight months without missing a day. la there another fam ily in tbe county that can show a bet tor record ? W. A. Kelly was re-elected Superin. tendent of Jefferson connty, and T. N McGbee in Centre connty. Wm. R. Baker waa ro olocted in Blair county. Miss Marie Moore,of West Clearfield, has been employed to teach a term ol two months publio school at Madera, at t good salary. THS CLEAN NEWSPAPERS. There ia a growing feeling In every healthy community against the jour nals who make it their special object to minister to perverted taste by seek ing out and serving ap in a seductive form disgusting scandals and licentious revelations. There is good reason to believe that tba clean newspaper is more highly prized to-day than it was four or five years ago. It is also sal. to predict that, as people Id all ranks ot life, wbo wish to protect their own at least from contamination, become more conscious ol tb. pernicious influ ence ol a certain class of journals, called 'enterprising" because they are ambl tious to show up dirty acandula.they will bo careful to Bee that tbe journals thoy permit lo be read in the family circle are of a class that never forget the proprieties ot life. Already meu and women of refinement and healthy mor ula bave bad their attention called to tbe pernicious influence of bad litera ture, and bave made commendable efforts to counteract the same by caus ing tbe sound literature to be publish- ed and sold at popular prices. These efforts are working a silent but sure revolution. Tbe best authors aro more generally read to day than lit any pre vious time. Tbe siskly sentimental slory paper, the wild ranger and pirate story book, are slowly yielding tbe field to worthier claimants. To tbs praise of tbe decent newspaper it may be said, that where it has a place in tbe family, and bus been read for years by young and old. it has developed such a healthy tone and such a dis criminating taste that the literature of the slums has no admirers. Fortu nately tbe number of such families is increasing In tho land, and as they in- crease tho journal tbut devotes itself 10 sickening revelations of immorality will bo compelled to find its supporters solely among those classes that prac tice vico or crimo, or are ambitious lo learn to follow such ways. Boston Herald. WHIPPED BY A SNAKE. A terrifio runaway of a horse at tached to a spring wagon and driven by a man named James Coons, occur red on the turnpike, noar Mine Ilill Gap, on tho 20th nit. Tho horse, gen erally a well disposed animal, was jogging along quietly,' whon one of bis tore loot grazed a black snake which was crossing the road. The snake at once reared its head and sank its fangs into tbe horse s leg, abovo the knee, at the same time coiling itself around the limb. Tbe horse snorted wilb terror and dashed off at a terrific pace. The driver was almost thrown from his scat, bnt managed to retain it and hold a firm grip on tho roins. The road was rough and the wagon thrown first to one side of the road then to the other of the thoroughfare, as tbe maddened horse tried to shake off tbe snake in its wild race. Tbe snake clung to his hold, but the race was brought to a sudden termination by a sharp curve in tbo road. Tbo driver was unable to make the turn and horse and wagon dashed into a brush fence. Tbe driver was thrown over the fence, but fortunately lit in safety on bii feet. The horse mudo desperate efforts to extricnto itself and showed such ex treme terror that Coons concluded something uncommon must havs caus ed the fright and subsequent runaway. Catching the horse by the bridle be endeavored to calm the animal. While ongagod in the tusk be noticed the snake which was still colled around tbe animal's log. Suddenly catching tho reptile by the tail be pulled with all bis strength. The lip ot the tail camo off in his grasp and the snake at once uncoiled and fell to tbe ground. Tbe horn, was finally extricated from bis unpleasant position and securely tied nntil be had bocome somewhat quiet. Tbe snake was killed and it measured four feet lix inches in length. Pottseille Miners' Journal. ORIGIN OF THE DOLLAR MARK. (From tha Chicago Inter-Ocean. There are a number of theories for the origin of the dollar mark. One is, that it is a combination of U. 8., the initials for the United States ; another, that it is a modification of the figure 8, tho dollar being formerly called a "piece ol eight," and designated by the character 8 8. The third theory is that it is a combination of II. S., the mark ot tbe Roman unit, whilo a lourth is, that it is a combination of P. and S., from the Spanish peso duro, which sig nifies "bard dollar." In Spanish ac counts, peso is contracted by writing S. over P., and placing it after the sum. But the best origin of the sign is offer od by the editor of tbe London H'Aife. hall Review, wbo recently propounded tbe question at a dinner party in that city, at which tbe American Consul was present. As no one could tell, tho editor gavo the following ex planation : "It is taken from the Spanish dollar, and tbe sign is to be lound, of course, in Iho associations of tho Spanish dollar as a representation of the Pillars of Hercules, and around each pillar is a scroll, wilb tbe inscrip tion, 'plus ultra. i his aovice, in course of time, has degenerated into the sign which stands at present lor American aa well as Spanish dollars '$ .' Tbe scrolls around tbe pillars, 1 tuko it, represent the two serpents sent by Juno to destroy JJorculos in bis cradle. Tommy Dorkins came running into the house tho other day with thia co nundrum lor bis long suffering mother: 'II you were en tbe top of a church spire on the back of a gooso,how would you get down ? " Mrs. imrkins thought shod tump down, slide down the lightning rod, fly down on tho goose, fall down, and at last gavo it up. "Vt hy, if you wanted to got down, you could pick it off the goose," said Tommy exultantly. A Typographical Error. A rather amusing typographical error appeared in a Washington paper the other day. Alfred Foreman, colored, wae ahot on a man'e premises there and died from the effects of the wound. He belonged lo a "colored Benovolont Society," but had a weakness for towls that was the cause of hisnntimcly end. The Society sont to the paper in qnostion suitable resolutions on tbe sad occasion, which appeared duly. But the last lines were rendered thus: "Our brother has gone whore chickens, sorrow, pain and death are felt and feared no more." The explanation by the editor that "chickens" is a misprint for "sickness" has been of no avail, and he has bad to lesv. town abruptly. Hi Pluos Him. Tbe minion editor of th. Baltimore Gazette counters on Bcecher In this way for abasing th. quill drivers: "Considering th. alti tude of the thermometer last Sunday, that waa a cool sermon In which Mr. Ileecher bawled out n 'bope that edi tors might become thoroughly chris tianised.' Ws hop. so, loo, but w. also hop. the editors will not adopt Beecher as a modol, whose Christianity soems to ba 'all on account of Eliza.' " Will Stick. "Really, my dear," said Mr. Jones to bis better-half, "yoa have sadly disappointed me. I one. considered you a Jewel ol a woman, bat you'T. turned out only a bt of mat rimonial past.." "Then, my love," was tho reply, "console yourself with lb. idea that post, is very ad heal v., and will atick to you as long a yoa live." Maiden lady's quotation, slightly altered from an old aphorism . "Where singleness is bliss, 'tis lolly to bo wives,"