Clearfield Republican. (Clearfield, Pa.) 1851-1937, June 01, 1881, Image 1

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I lie largest Circulation of auy Newapapei
In North Central Pennsylvania
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H:7J Clearfield. Pa.
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CurwenaTllle, CieuOeld oounly, Pa.
oeu 0,'78-tf.
Ttf-OIUce In tba Open llouee. ootv, 78 tf.
0E0. B. OOODUNR, Editor & Proprietor, Pm"rPi?ES, NOT MEN. . TERMS-S2 per annum in Advance.
or tb Pi a ci aid Sckitiwhii, LI! Ml! EH
CITY. Collection! aiad and money promptly
pam ov9T, Ariioioi ag ratine nt and dried, ol
oouvayano Butt); x ecu ted ud warranted or-
root or io obarg. i:ijy71
(OITERD r. O.)
ron bill towsaair.
Ma, , lS7llye
Square Timber & Timber Lands,
Clearfield. Pa.
ay- Ofllee ona door eaet of Shaw Hoaaa.
yil. if. McCULLOUGn,
Ofli.-a In Ma.onle buildiBg, Second etreet, op
po,ite Ibe Court llouee. Je?S,'7S tf.
f'Jri Clearfield CouDlr, Peoo'a. Toy
Land Survevor and Civil Engineer,
JCST-AII will ba attende I to promptly.
Deo. 15, 1S80 ly.
House and Sign Painter and Paper
Clearfield, Penn'a.
4,wlll eaeouto Joba IB hii liaa promptly and
Nor. ITth.
1S1 if.
oiVc in O'cra llou:
It a A. tvi.i.aca....
II.Hkr P. WaLLiua
ap Jj.TT-ly
Pavin L Knaaa.
Wa. K. Wai.L.ia.
al si ClearHold, Pa.
.T-fl-OnVe ta tba MaeoBie Building, oeer tba
u,tiuiy A.llotial Hank. lHjerZ4-80.
Real Esta'.e, Square Timber, Saw Legs,
Offlnt od Bei.nd atret, in roar of tor
tv-iiii of Uaorg Werer A Co. f Jantf. '78-tf.
"(lint orsr tba Cnuntj Natloaal Bank.
Jut. 28, 'TStf.
ClBar riBLS, Paaa'a.
l irat-pl..! Lira and Fito In.aranea Compaalra
.MrOAVa In tbo 0ra Ui,Bit.-a
Mar. lu,'(l l)
tqur. it. HraaaT..
oraira aoanoa.
,MrOfioa la Pia'a Ojera Uotua, aaooad loor.
. TTO U.YEf-t T- L1 If,
nhflt E ovrr T. A. Plerk Co.'a Stora,
-Will ,i,.od to all laal bu.lna.a witb and Sdelitj. 1,'afl-tf.
i a. N'LRALLr aaaiaL w. n'otraor.
l ltartlcld. Pa.
lral baalBaa. attended to promptly witbj
i.iiij. umci oa HeooBd alroet, above toe riret
National Rank. Jan:l:70
All legal bu.laa.teotra.tad to bla eara will re
eeir. pruinpt attention.
"OIIImi la tba Court Ilouee.
G. Kit A HER,
V!'TORSKT-AT-LA ff, Ratala and Collaetloa Agent,
Cl.tAltKIL:l.l, PA.,
H'lll prountlT attend to all legal bualoeae oa-
Jan 170.
IPttalur Tounnliip,
Oaeeola Mill. P. O.
II offiaial bo.lna. antra.ted to him will bo
promptly attended to. moh29, '70.
Shop oa Market ctl., oppoalto Court Hoaaa.
4 aleaa towel for every eaatomer.
Aliu dealer Id
lleat flranda uf Tobarro and t'irara.
ClaaHl.ld Pa. maT 10. 'e
Death of the Humble Mountain Boy
. a 1 ta.
ana me ureat Administrator ol
the Land.
From the Pbiladelpbla Tim,,.
Colonel ThomuB A. Scott died at hia
country rrfitlenca, iifur Darhv, nt 9.10
( ulnek on sulurduy evunitiif. Mnv 21eU
mm, irura tmiaiyeiH, in luu Data year
oi bis i be primary cause ol par
alysis in liiti caxe waa a lall from a
lfeomotivo when. Superintendent of the
ivealern Divialnn ol tba t ennsylvania
ittiiriau, more man thirty yearn atro.
ty wtucn no sunerea a violent concui
sum ol the urnin
WalUcrtoii, Pa.
11 dial prp4ud bimtolf with ll th
aeoMrj furini unJer tbt l'ttoaiuo ud
bounty Ititfi, u ntll m blink lltadi, 110. Al
legul matitri ttuimtted to hn oar will reooivo
prumpl atuntiun. May Tib, 187V-tf,
JpfaT-Puupi oJwftyi od band and mad to order
on ibort ootid. Ftp bored on rttaonabla Urma,
All work warranted to reodar iatif action, and
ilWrd if dtired. BySd:lypd
Iilverc -Stable.
TUB andtraigoed bfi lear to In lorn thapnb
lio tbat h ii bow fully prpr to aeoonnio-
all la th way of famiiibing H.mi, bnfg,
iladdUa and Hainan, od th aborUit ootlo and
n roaaonablo Urrai. Kealdoneo oa Loenit itrt,
twiwM Third and Fourth.
TlarfiId, Fb. 4, 1874.
AIm, xtBiiva ntnufaetaror and dalr la ftqaar
iimoar ana oawaa tvamoroi an ii&m.
Ordra aolletud and all bltli nronntlr
Biin. i"jyi 13
8. I. 8 N Y D E R,
Watches, Clocks and Jowclry,
Broiaa.'. flew, Jforael Strut,
All hlndi of repairing la my line promptly at.
enaea to. Jan. I.,. 1S7V.
Hill promptly
'.ruiteil to hi. oaro.
tr-OOoe la Pi.'i Opera Hoaaa.
tiid Real Katale Afeut Clearfield, Pa
Offlr on Third itrt. bt,Chrry A Walnat.
jrtr Hfpotrnlly offert bta rfiooi In lltng
aod buying landa in 01arflld and adjoining
eonntUi 1 and with aa aprtafloi ovr twenty
7 vi m a aorvcyor. Sat ten bimtelf that h eaa
render eatlefaetloa. I Feb. lS:itS:tf.
I'liysicinns' earii.
Offiea la reaidenea oa Fir.t ft.
April 14, 1171. Clearleld, Pa.
Will attend profeMloaal oalla promptly. augl0'70
Clearfield Insurance Agency
RoprcMDt the follow in 1 ni othor fiint-elaaa Co'a
Ciirananioa. AmcU.
Liverpool Londoa A Glebe tT. ft. Br..$M0I.Mj
Lyoomlng nn mutual A oah plant.. ,M a.tftO.Ol
Hbtrnis, f 11 in ford, Conn 2.424.0118
laeurano Co. of Norlb Atnerira 6,4S,A74
North Hrltt-h A Meroantil U. 8. BrH l,T"f.M3
8otrfih Coniniereial V. tt. B ranch. 471,146
Wfttrbwn 2rH,81a
Traviitera (Lif A AMldent) 4,5wi,4fc4
OflWon Market St.(oj.p. Court IIomp, Clear-
naif. ra. June i, 7-ir.
J)R. T. J. IJO'iER,
Ollloa oa Market Street, Clearleld. Pa.
3-Otnoa hour. t I to II a. at., and I to I p. a
40fli adjolalng tba ro.idanea af Jamae
"r,K'ey. r..e,., oa Second St., Clearftald, ra.
)iyJi,'7 u.
C. JKNKIN3, M. D.,
at re.idaaoo, aoraar of Stale and Plae
""' Jaa. Ota, USI-tf.
- OBm koara-Fron li la I P. M.
May II, lift.
l" "arnoaef Ibe isd al.p.aar.1
'aieaieera, baelag rolaraod from tba Army,
n.r. hi. tmfii...i .... i... .A.a..ti..
'Cl.,,1,1. ,.,y.
'""'atoaal aall. aramptly ataaaded aa.
w laaaaa) .aiaot, formerly awaaaled by
"Weada. laua.'ta.aj
and all kinds of
O. B. MKRRELL, . Atront.
CLEARFIELD, PA. June 1, '0 tf.
Insurance Agency
Vallon lllotk, Vurirtuirtllt, Pa.
Companies Represented i
Cammerelal l!ain Int. Co , Aeeot. t.0n..7nl S5
Firemen 'e Fand In.. Co., Ae.ela I.lan.oir 0,1
Tnioa In.areaee Co., A.f.ta M I 070.fl.17 90
Travolere' Aoeldent In. Co . Ah.u.. 0,110. 101 IX
Northera Ina Ce.of New York A. la 4,o aa
la.oraaea plaeed oa all kiad. of property at
equitable ratea.
i.arwa.riil., ra, rao. io, iaaiti.
Fine Ilullan Marble In IheSlnlc,
ap any work Ibat ran be doae la tba ally at maeh
eheapar ratea. we will (at ap
la Itallaa Marble or flranll ebeeper than II oaa
be doae la any other part ol tba Slate. Any per
ton buying monamealal wo'k toomnaataftTO aad
apward.. will bate fare paid to and Irom Pbibpa.
barg. Da aot be fnolrd with ebeop Aajerteaa
maible wbea yea eaa bay lao Italiaa marble at
lower prleea.
OP-HEAD STONES a rpeelalty.
Prodnea aad approved paper will ba takea la
otbange for Cemetery weik. Alloaeb paymanu
will be made ta tba faobaaooa lteokina Co., ao
tboerodllef R. PliSCat.
Paiupataarg, Jaa. It, lMI..ev
i'hotnns Alexander Scutl was born
in tbo vitiligo of Loudon, Franklin
county, I'cnimvlvuuiia, on tho 28th ol
Lieeenibcr, WIS. 'i bo linlj town w
merely a leWHtrat?irinir bouaefl on botb
Biues oi the lialtimoru and l'iitlurirh
iiirni'iKo, iniii I ho great highway to
the West, and cluto under tho shadows
oi Covo Mountain. Tbo villuifo inn.
sepi ny lis litiher, was almost daily
niivelied ny tno trains ol Uonestoi-a
en ins w i, ii n men ireighteu tho coin-
merco between tho Eanl and tho West,
und the younger Scott was tho utility
lau oi llio riimic home lor tho wayfarer.
Ilia only educational opportunities con-
Mnled of tbo common school ot hia
neighborhood, and tho nocessilv ol
coiiKtant employment to support bira
nell limited his schooling mainly to
wnut he could obtain in early boy
hood. Wben only ten yoais ol aire, be
luu ml employment in a country sloro
near Waynesboro, in bis nalivo county,
und lie was :itmequontly employed in
Bridgeport and Mercerahurg, near bis
I'itlhpluce, until 1841, when Alojor
Patton, bis brother-in-law, then Col
lector ol Tolls on tbo Stnto Railroad at
Columbia, promoted him to a clerk
ship in tho Slato ollice. There was
much complaint madu because Major
I'utton had given what was then re
garded as an important position to a
hoy who bad not yet reached bis
twentieth year, but tho young clerk
oon disputed all pnjitdicus by bis
kind manners, matked ability und
faithful and courluoiia dischurgu of bin
public uiiIiok. in IS17 Mr. A. ISoyd
C'unimitigK, yet a resident of Philadel
phia, who ( ulleelor on the Stale liuil
road for this city, and bo called Scott
to tbo chief poHition in the most Im
porlant Collector' ollice in'the Stute.
lie developed to broadly ao a man of
keen perception and rapid and method
ical execution that ho attracted the
attention of Colonel Patterson, Presi
iilnit of tbo Pennsylvania Railroad
Company, und in 1851 ho was trans-
let red to tbo railroad that ho has been
mainly instrumental in making the
hint railway corporation ol tho world
and that has mado his name immortal
among tho men of greatest achieve.
menu in the material progress of tbo
country, llis hist railroad assignment
was the charge ot the J'ortugo Kail
road on the Alleghenios, that had to be
uecd by the Pennsylvania Company
until its line could bo completed and
the use ot inclined planes and station
ary engines dispouncd with. Subse
quently ho was givon the charge of the
construction ol the Westorn Division,
and on its completion ho was mado
.Superintendent of the Division, with
his oilieo at Pittsburgh. In 1858 ho
was promoted to General Superintend
out of the entire road, with his ollice
at Altonna, and in 1KU0, when Ibe
ollice of Vice President ol the company
hot nmo vacant by thodealb ot William
II. Foster, ho was unanimously chosen
as Vico President, and ho thus became
tho second executive olllccr ol the cor-
poralion. Jn lMtil, although his serv
ices were greatly ncoded by tho rail,
road, bo was prevailed upon by Presi
dent Lincoln and Secretary Cuinuron
to accept tho position of Assistant
Secretary of War, and it was bis won
derful administrative qualities which
nabled tbo transportation department
of the Government to bo systematized.
in iMz, as soon as bo could bo spared.
bo rosignnl tho ollice ot Assistant Sec
retary ol War; but that did not relieve
him Irom repeated impressment into
tho service of the- Government to aid
in handling our vast armies. Wbon a
gravo emergency aroao and largo
nod teo oi troops bad to be trunslerred
witu the utmost caution and celerity
the man to whom tho President and
Secretary of War turned was Thomas
Soot I. Alter tho disastrous battle
ot Clm knman:;a he was dispatched to
Liouisviiio 10 Herniate the transfer ol
the Eleventh and Twelfth Army Coma
via iiusnviiiu to ineruiiuioi itusccraui
at Chattanooga, and tbo country re-
joiced, alter the most painlul appre
hensions and suspense, when the uews
was Hashed throughout the land that
he Army of the Tenncsrce was rein-
lorccd and sale. Concluding his labors
as Assistant necrclary or ar, Colonel
Scott ro'.urnod to the active sorvice ol
the great, railroad corporation. Tbo
ucorus ol the company, which Irom
time to time honored bitn with such sig.
nal trusts, show ono steady .continuous
advancement in position and power
until he bocame its President on June
I, 18T4.
Born just about the time when the
far-seeing sagacity of DoWitt Clinton
had perltclvd in the Slate ol New
I ork the canal system, which extended
from tbo great lakes to the ocean, and
thus secured for that Commonwealth
the control of tbo through commerce
of the country, it was reserved to
1 bomns A. Soolt to conoeivo and build
p a far mightier system, whoso main
termini were the ocean on one hand
the Mississippi, the Ohio and the lakes
on the othor, and whoso incidental ei
tensions aloi.e were such as to have
Inlly occupied tho brain ol almost anv
timer man, emuracing, as tney aid, an
extensive nolwork of railways through
ii ins ooutnern ninlea on creat
rtink lino to the Pacific Ocean. It is
only when we reflect upon the magni-
moo oi tne work that be accomplished
that we ran realise the unity of pur-
poso winch lor twonty years iiast
guided his action and which concen
trated ovory fibre of musclo and brain
tin such intense vitality upon the
object In view that, burtiinjr lile't can.
die at both ends, he fell In tho primoof
Ol. 1 -.. . . J
ii,v anu alter a uriei airoggie nao uow
nnappiiy passed away. '
We have grown ao accustomed in
hese days to the projection and com-
etion oi giganlio enterprises that wa
(ail to realise the grandeur of tba ood-
ceptiou which gave birth ovor thirty
yearn ego to tue ronnsyivania liuil
road, or the horoio luith and determi
nation which inspired and dominated
those connected with it. Besides the
Erie Canal and Erie Railway on the
north, tne commercial position ot Phil
adelphia was most soriously threatened
by the Baltimore and Ohio upon the
south, and tbo danger was imminent,
should the completion of the road be
ueiayoa to rilisuurgh, that tbo West
ern railways, then about to be con
structed, would form unfriondly alli
ances and divort tbeir truffle to its
competitors. As quaintly staled in
1819 by Colonel Patterson, then Pres.
idetit ol tbo road: "The Western
trado attracted to Philadelphia wben
tho puck-borse of tho primitive trans
porter trod the route now chosen for
llio Pennsylvania Railroad, a well bv
the commanding advantages ot bur
geographical position as oy tbo un
sullied reputation ot her mea'bants lor
probity and good faith, had been to
mime extent withdrawn from her by
tne protuse liberality witb which her
Northern and Southern sisters had
taxed their capital and credit tosur
mount, by artificial means, the barriora
with which nnuro bad environed
them." It was absolutely necessary
(ibe road having been built us tar aa
Altoona) ibat a supremo effort should
lie made to raise the lunds nouirtd to
uvom tue rortage, wun Its Inclined
planes, between llollidayaburg and
Johnstown, and make prompt connec
tion at rilisuurgh witb tbeubio river,
tne great channel tor Western trade.
Urgent appeals were mado to the city
and the citirens of Philadelphia for
auumunai sticsenpiions, and the noccs-
ary amount having been thusobtatnoJ
iu complete tue vt estcrn Division to a
connection with tho Portage Road on
Iho lUib of December. 1852. tbe work
on tbe mountain division was steadily
pressed forward, so that on tbo 15th
of February, 1854, tbo planes were
nspenscd with and trains ran through
ii fifteen hours liom tbe Delaware to
the Ohio.
This result, attainod tbrnuitb oiirlil
yoara of incessant labor, was but the
rst victory in tho struggle for com
petitive trullio. In the very first ro-
tirt to the shareholders tbo question
of extensions beyond Pittsburgh was
fully discussed, and at each annual
meeting thereafter the company In
dorsed tho policy of aiding its Western
connections and thereby establishing
intimate relations witb thorn as feeders
ol the main line. It was in this school
nd with a firm faith in its toachinirs
that Mr. Scott grew up, and no sooner
had be become one of its executive
olbcers than his influence was strenu
ously exerted toward building up a
iruita uno, wnose roots should draw
hie and vigor from tho commercial
centres ol the W est, anil whoso vip-or
ous and healthy growth Bbould bring
uver-iriereasing prosperity to tbo city
so nooiy identified with its early devel
The history of tbe company faith
fully reflects our national progress for
thirty years past, and in watching its
steauy growtn until tbegrosa revenue
of acant $350,000, ot tho main line in
185U bad grown in ten years to nearly
ti,ui)u,llli(, in twenty years to over
ii.uiiu.uiiu, and In thirty years to
SL'b.OOO.OllO, while the tonnage ol 1
oaw.uwu ions oi istiU bail grown to
over io,uuu,uuu tons in 1880, we can
appreciate tbe labors and resoonsibili
ties that have accumulated upon its
executive outcors and tne gravity of
the questions with which ibcy have
bad to grapple. The cardinal article
ot tbeir tuuh has been to demand and
preserve lor Philadelphia the advant
age of her goographical position and
insist upon an allowance in her favor
by reason of her shorter distance to
tho seaboard, as against Now Yoik
and lioston. Thrice has this bailie
boen lougbt, in 185S). 18U7 and 1876
and each time have bor competitor
boon compelled to acknowledge tbe
justice of her position and retire from
the contest. 1 his has secured to our
city the full fruits of the policy which
Irom the earliest days of the road has
stimulated tho construction of tributa
ry railways, and which the stock hold.
era havo approved from time to time,
until the iron fingers of hor outstretch
ed band reached Erio, Ashtabula,
Cleveland, Toledo and Chicago on tbe
Lakes, St. Louis on the Mississippi and
Louisville, Cincinnati and Wheeling
on the Ohio rivor. Tbo samo broad
policy has secured additional termini
on tbe seaboard and divided tho traf
fic ot Bultimoro and Now York with
the linoa'local to those cities, so that
to-day thoro is no railroad in tho world1
which drains so largo a territory and
eonitois in one ownership such an
extensive system ol roods. It is to
Mr. Seott more than to any other one
man mat tno splendid conception is
duo out of which has grown this impe
rial domain, whose gloss revenues last
year wore thirty -six millions ot dollars
and tho net profit from which, alter
mooting all expenses and charges, was
over three millions uf dollars; and it
was bis task to mould thoso Wostern
lines into one harmonious whole nod
mako them not only solfsupporting.bul
a source of financial strength to tbe
parent company.
As early as 1852 the stockholders
had authorised subscriptions in aid of
ins i ennsjivania and the Ulno and
Indiana Roads.allorwards consolidated
into the Pittsburgh. Fort Wayne and
i nicago llailway, the Sptingfield and
Mt. Vornon and Marietta and Cincin
nati Roads, with the view of securing
connections with Chicago and Cincin
nati. In 1854 they authorised the in
dnrsemont nf tho bonds of tbo Sluben-
villo and Indiana Railroad, in order to
socuro the completion of the most
direct lino to Cincinnati, Indinnsnol
and St. Louis. In 1858, to secure the
completion of the l'orl Wavna Road
to Chicago, tbey loanod that line tbo
iron rails taken from the Portace Road.
so thalon the 25th of Peremberof that
year it was open to traffic for its entire
length. In 18G4 the Sloubonville and
Indiana Road was completed through
to Columbus, and the profit realized
npon the investment made on tbe Fort
Wayne Road was inveslod in the
Pittsburgh and Steuhenville Road and
the llollidayeCovo Road into the Pitts
burgh, Cincinnati and St. Louis Rail
way, and the following Tear, in ordor
to prevent the fcne Railway from so
curing tbe control of tho Columbus,
Chicago and Indiana Central Railway
lines to Chicago and Indianapolis, a
lease was perlecled of that system to
the Pan Handle Road, under the uuar-
antee of tho Pennsylvania Railroad
This lease practically reversed the
policy heretofore pursued by tbe com
pany, which had been to reach th
tralHcof the Northwest and Southwest
by assisting the construction of tribu
tary line leading to th markets of
tnoa awcuooa, but not to oonlru! their
management beyond the State of Putin.
sylvania. It was tbe first of a step in
a new departure, and Inaugurated a
noiuur und more aggressive campaign.
The growing tralliu nf tbo West hud
become too rich a prize to be allowed
to pass into rival hands, and Mr. Seott
was quick to discern tho favorable
tnno lor aotion and secure the prise in
a I canto of all competitors. The lease
of tbe (J.C. and i. 0. line wa quickly
I L .1 .1 . .. ...
luooweu oy mai oi me ijittie oiiamt,
tho Fort Way no and Chicago, tbe
crieand fillsburgh.and Cleveland and
Pittsburgh; and it I an incontestable
proot ot the sound judgment which
guided this course tbut the latter three
leases have yielded a million of dollars
prout annually to tho Pennsv vania
Company, and that tho bonds of that-
oonrpuny, bearing but lour and a-half
per cunt. Interest and bav nir these
leuses as their main security, ure now
selling in the market above par. Tbe
lease ot tbe Jttferaonville, Madison
and Indianapolis Road in 1873 perfect
ed '.he connection to Louisville and so-
cured the control of the bridge at that
point, tue ono al Cincinnati being also
iinuer tue control ol the 1'ennsylvnma
Road. The construction of tbe Van
dulia Line gave to thut system the
0,'Bi line to St. l.ouis while a bull
ownership in the Indianapolis and
St. Louis Road and its control of
the Alton and Terra liaute gavo it
an equal voice in the direction ot the
rival roulo. In addition to this ex
tensive tietwoik of railways, the In
dianapolis and Vincenncs, Cincinnati
and Muskingum Valley, Grand Rapids
and Indiana, Cincinnati, Richmond
and Fort Wayne, Ashtabula and Pitts
burgh, and Northwestern Ohio, are
also under tbe special supervision, has
an amount of labor and responsibility
resting upon it K liicli practically knows
neither rost nor limit. In 1871 Mr.
Scott, as tbe President of ibe Pennsyl
vania Company, and also as the Presi
dent of the Pittsburgh, Cincinnati and
at. Jjoun Hallway Company, assumod
the direct executive management ol
Iheao lines and from that tuno until
his retirement in 1880 be was tbe nib
ing spirit in tbeir counsels, llis re
ports give a clear and graphic account
oi me gradual steps by which they
were moulded into compact and pow
erlul organisations, wiih properties in
admirable condition both as to the
ellicieney and earning power.
Tho struggling roads, with Impcr
feet truck and equipment, havo been
replaced by sttel-iuiled, stone ballasted
highways, with abundant power and
roiling stock, until they begin to chal
lenge the main line to a Ineiidly con
test for the front innk and move their
traffic at rales thut justify Ihis seem
ing presumption. When it is remem
burud tbut two jealous an antagonistic
systems had to ho harmonized and
justly dealt with to secure the result,
and Ibat, in addition to securing fuvor
uoio returns to tue ronnsyivania Kail
road, tbo locninlurusts and prejudices
of the members of the Pennsylvania
nauroau, me local interests and preju
dices of the members of tbe Western
family had to bo consulted and rec
ognized, it can be easily understood
how much sagacity, tact and firmness
had to be exercised to accomplish the
end desired. And perhaps no mora
appropriate place man this could be
lound to bear testimony to tho
ing gentleness and courtesy which dis
tinguished iir. Scott, both persona v
and ofliciully, under tbe most trying
circumstances, rrovocaiion mat would
have justified harsh retort or even
harsher action was met by such won
derlul self-command and kindly speech
inui anger melted away and tho tempo
rary opponent often bocame oue of tho
truest and warmest Iricnds. While
none could be more keen or watchful
n protecting tbo interests of tho com
puny, ho was always perfectly square
ana aoovo uoard in bis dealings with
others, and whore the comlort ol
another eould bo promoted by a sacri
no oi oi own personal convenience,
ne Dover no ji luted lor a moment.
Many who read this will recall kind
nessus which noneover knjw but them
and himself, which were as delicato in
bestowal as they wero opportune in ro
copt ; and to tbe lislof public charities
wnu wmca ois nntne is so intimately
connected could bo added many thou
sands ol privato one that came with
out prompting from a generous heart.
rvuiie tuts may seem to bo almost
out of place in the recital of his rail
way career no one can overestimate
the effect ot such a temperament in
dealing wilb tbo thousands of people
witu wuom ne was necessarily brought
into contact. In small as well as large
negotiations ne added the charm ol
gonial manner to tho fur Boeing sagaci
ty, rips judgment and practical knowl
edge which made him tbe loremosl
railway man ol bis day, and especially
at trunk line meetings, where the
problems to be solved wero ofion per
pluxing and the Interests to be concili
ated hostile. Ho was ollcn able, by
dear and dispassionalo statement and
impartial uggestion, to bring about a
friendly settlement, fair and just to all
When he became Protident of the
road, June 3d, 1874, filling the vacancy
caused by tbe death of his la mnnlcl
predecossor, Mr. J. Edgar Thomson,
ono of his first efforts was to secure
an agreement among tho trunk lines
lor the preservation ot uniform rales.
so thai all shippers would be placed
on an equality and the roads receive a
lair remuneration lor tho work done.
Thoso efforts eventuated in tbe forma
tion of the East and West bound pools,
under which tbo competitive truflio is
divided bolwecn the roads in propor
tion to tbeir ability to secure it and
carried at the lowest rates known in
tba history of railways. This was
followed by the establishment of a
Board ol Arbitration for tho settle
ment of any disputes that might arise.
and under the influence of these meas
ures the railway securities of the
country instead of being th foot-ball
of speculators, have again become a
legitimate and secure investment
His Intimato Inmiltarity with the busi
ness ot the Western line had early
convinced him of the necessity for
preventing tne recaioss competition
and foolish strife tbat so often prevail
ed in tbo past, and it was mainly
through hia efforts that th long-continued
differences between tho Penn
sylvania Road and the Baltimore and
Ohio were adjusted and harmonious
relation ra-eslablisbed between them.
A I way on th aleitto meet com pe
tition and oecure the beat result for
hi road, he was foremost in securing
th establishment of the tat Ireiglil
linos, which were essential to retain its
share of tho through I raffle, threatened
by the inauguration of that system by
the northern line ; and when through
lb leases of the Westorn roads the
Pennsylvania Railroad controlled with-
in herselt lb machinery to secure this
business b wa aa prompt to absorb
the Union and Empire Linos and ob
tain for the parent company any profit
thut might result from their operation.
W hen the growing commerce of Phila
delphia necessitated the establishment
of steamship lines they received his
hearty encourugomont ami support ;
and, in tact, every measure which
sorved to increase tho usof'tilness of the
road and benefit Philadelphia bad in
nun a arm and unwavering Iriond,
Nor were his efforts con fined to the
development of the Westorn system
Not even second to that was his con
vlction that tho local resourcos of
Pennsylvania deserved the fullest en
couragement, and every branch road
mat promised a reasonable return upon
tne investment enlisted bis active sup
port. I bo Pittsburgh, Virginia and
Chalestown, Southwest Pennsylvania,
Hedlord and llriuVonort. Sunburv and
Lewistown and a score of others owo
much to bis generous and hearty co
operation. Ho was keenly alivo, also
to tho requirements of our great line
in tho matter ol terminal facilities otid
perfecting communications, and tlx
Connecting Railway, junction Ruil
road, River Front Railway, Delaware
Extension, Elevated Road and other
such projects were promoted by his
sounu juugaient.
Tho lessons of 1873 and 1877 wore
not lost upon him and after careful
examination of tbe whole ground and
a review of the obligations resting
upon tne company, bo matured and
bad approved by the stockholders tho
trust lund which is now luirly under
way and under tho provisions of which
the liabilities of tbo road in tho shape
of guarantees and indorsements will
be surely and effectually provided for
out of its surplus revenues.
Having provided this grand sinking
fund for the future, having seen the
properly of thecompany put in superb
pnysical condition, its n nances thor
oughly established und Us stock paying
regular and amplo dividends, Mr. seott
could not have chosen a more titling
time than ho did to retire from its
services. And yet wo can realize, in
the manly and touching language of
his letter of resignation, the keen re
grot with which he severed relations
that had extended through nearly two
thirds of his life and which hud as
sociated with them the most gratify ing
recollections of failhlul support and
adherunco to tbo interests of the com
pany on tbe part nf thoso in every de
partment of tho service. And yet in
this hasty resume of his railway career
wo have omitted more than enough to
bavo made tho tamo ot any ordinary
man. In addition to tbo tremendous
lubors connected with tho lines of the
Pennsylvania Railroad he twice gave
himself to tho service of bis country
during the civil war, once opening the
mad to the National Capitul when it
was in sore peril and again transport
ing two army corps to 1 he relief of the
beleaguered garrison of Chattanooga
and snatching from the enemy an al
most certain victory, which would havo
boen of fatal import to the cause of the
Again, when the Union Pacific Rail
way was in sore financial trouble he
tamo toita rescue, became its chief ex
ecutive lor a yoar and restoVed it to its
shareholders in admirable condition,
and witb its securities greatly enhanced
in value. Iloro wero ovor one thousand
miles of rond added to his other cares,
and yet tbe burden was assumed
without doubt or shrinking. Again,
when the Southorn Railway Security
Company was formed to reconstruct
tba Southern railways and put them
on a sound fooling, be was tho ruling
spirit in that enterprise and gave bis
money and brains to tbo seemingly
hopeless task, at tho expenso of mid
night journeys and bard work wben
ho should bavo had porfecled rest ; and
now other men profit by bis labors.
But next to the Pennsylvania Rail
road his name isindissnlubly connected
with the great Southern road across
tho Continent, tho Texas and Pacific
Railway, whose construction bo urged
and whoso battles be fought with un
wavering faitb and unremitting ardor
lor nine years past. Succeeding the
Into Marshall O. Roberts as its Presi
dent in 1872, bo was quick to sco the
national importance ot tho roulo and
thofavorablegcngruphical and climatic
advantages which it possessed, and al
most devoted his Ufa and fortune to its
successful completion. When in the full
tide ol success the panic ot 187.1 gave
an almost mortal blow to all uncom
pleted enterprises and prevented tbe
negotiation of American railway bonds
abroad, be did not hcsitato to risk his
personal fortuno in the undertaking,
and became Us indorser to an amount
that was only warranted by tho sound
est faith in the future. Wbon Con
gress waa called upon to aid the work
by having the United States guarantee
the interest on tho amount of bonds
absolutely necessary to build it at the
then minimum rates for material and
labor, bo spent week after week at
Washington during ouch session, pro
scnling its advantages as a competing
route and urging the Government not
to let tho golden opportunity pass to
secure a Transcontinental line in
tho interest of the people and
against the existing monopoly. Time
nas snown tno wisdom ol the course
ho then urged, and it is not bis fault
that the entire through commerce be
tween tho two oceans is now controlled
by private capital and in a privato in
terest. Time has also proved the sa
gacity with which bo weighed the
value ot this national highway, and
tbo securities which could not be sold
seven years ago aro now above par in
me market.
Never, perhaps, did Mr. Scott appear
to belter advantago than during the
riots of 1877, and novcr was there
moro need ol tbo personal and moral
courage which animated his whole na
ture. With tbo depot and miles of
car and engines in names at Pitts
burgh; with the rioters in force at
evory prominent point betwoen New
York and Baltimore on the cast and
Chicago and St. Louis on tho west ;
with tho ordinary police forco para
lyzed, the Stnto militia inadequate, and
the national government avers to in
terfering until the local communities
bad demonstrated their inability to
suppress disorder; witb prossuro upon
all sides to yit ld to tbo demands of the
strikers, Mr. Seott, with bis head
quarters at the West Philadelphia do
pot, waa th central figure control ing
the situation of over fivo thousand miles
of road, and determined to yield noth
ing and discuss nothing until the law.
lea element had boon put down and
the mon had returned to duty. Night
anifday for ovor a week he issued his
telegraphic orders look ing to the safety
of tbo lines and tba property upon
them, tbe movemont of tbe troops and
lb forwarding- nl supplies, and tho
books ol telegrams that passed to and
fro show th tremendous strain im.
posed upon biin by tbo extraordinary
occurrences ol that period.
Mr. Scott's peculiar strength in all
emergencies lay in the rapidity wiih
which bo reached a conclusion. Hardly
would a case bo staled but bis reply
was ready, and so aecutato was his
judgment and intuitive his perception
thai bo rarely erred. Work thus bo-
catno easy to him and problems that
Iierplcxed others wore as playthings to
lis trained powers, lie thus transacted
an almost incredible amount ol busi
ness wilb pel feet case, and wben worn
out be bad the rare (acuity of drop
ping asleep instantly and snatching
the needed rost with the minimum loss
of lime. Uis enjoyment ol social and
home pleasures was wonderfully koen,
and allur leaving tho office or return
ing from a long journey be would be
among the loremosl to take part in
pleasant recreation. This, no doubt,
tempted him to draw still more heavily
on bis wonderlul physique and to at-
tempt fresh lubors when truo wisdom
would bavo enjoinod perfect rest.
Hut human strength has limits. Men
cannot work bight and duy, oven
though mado of sieol, and uller noarly
thirty year ot unremitting toil the
stiong man gave way and death has
now given linn an eternal rest, few
dio over whom such honest tears will
bo shed as will moisten bis grave, and
fewer still leave such a grand record
to those wboremuin buhiud him. Not
only will he bo remembered lor great
achievements as a railway ( bid, but
when these have been loi gotten ibo
memory ot bis unfailing benevolence,
generous friendship and keen sympa
thy will bo fresh und green above the
laurels that time may liuvo laded.
Vast as bnve been Colonel Scott's
labors in conceiving, prosecuting and
perfecting Ibo grandest railway sys
loin of tho continent, aguinst powerltil
rivals which had greatly tho start of
him in the race, his pre-eminent quali
ties wero not limited to railroads and
speculation. Commodore Vundcrhilt
is remembered as one who built up a
colossal tbrluno by a railway combina
tion that waa tho greatest ot its tune,
but he was unfell outside of Iho circles
which creuto nothing and profit only
by tho creation of others. Ho died
u n regret ted, and tho Vundcrhilt ol to
day and his grout railway associate,
Jay Gould, will pass away from their
millions without heartfelt. Borrow to
m ike tbeir memories sacred. But Col.
Scott was one of the mist magnetic of
men, and be possessed a oil do of do
voted friends, bound to him by tho
most sincere personal aftection, in
every section of Ibe country, lie was
respected by his great associates be-
causo he was the more than peer of
the greatest, but be was bo loved by
tho mulliludo that had lieo access to
him oven in tho midst ot the most ex
acting duties. Ho lovod to promote
everything tbat made mon bettor and
happier, lie ever sought tho sunny
side ol lilo, even when tbe gravest
tribulations confronted him, and it was
ono of bis chief pleasures to diffuse
happiness among all about him. He
was boundless in his benevolence and
as ostentatious in bis generous deeds
as he was liberal in tempering tbe
mi.lortunos and Borrows cl other.
Until bis great powers broke, when
thoy could no longer bend under tho
severe strain put upon them, he could
dismiss his cares when labors ceased,
and be was then tho life of the circle
of friendship. He was penile as the
child in bis intercourse with bis friends,
and hn was ono of tho few men to bo
found who are too gteat for mean re
senlmonls. Desperuto as bavo been
many of his struggles with grasping
rivals and with the narrow prejudices
whicb protested against what they
now point to with unmixed pride, bis
lil'd is unmarked by vinilii tivoncss.
Even when his foes were helpless, bis
magnanimity either proffered tho otll
cos ol triondship or tbe charily of for
geltulness. Tbe unwritten chsplors
ol bis aid ip tho promotion of public
men, ol bis beroic protection ol them
wben Iloicoly assailed, and ot their in.
gratitude wben ambition crossed the
path ot personal integrity, would star
llo the worl I. llis broad manhood
respected and strengthened tho man
hood of all associated with him and
nono more freely forgave when mon
wero faithless. Ever sinco ho became
possessed of a competence no duy pass
ed without witnossing his benefactions
and often to tho humblost and feeblest
of bis fellow-men; and much as is
known ol his greater munificenco to
prominent institutions of the country,
tho world knows little of the extent of
his assistant e to the struggling, llo
did good because ho loved to do good,
and there will be hundreds of sorrow
ing hearts to-day, lumonling tho inex
orable summons that has called him
Irom the living, of which tbo world
will have qe knowledge They will
mourn in the same privacy tbst his
generous deeds ever sought, and his
memory will bo green in bumble homes
wben the world of fashion, of specula
tion at.d of pretension shall have fur
gotten that Thomas A. Scott lived.
Colonel Scott was emphatically a
leader of lenders among men. Ho as
pired to no fume as tho commander ol
party or faction, and ho sought no dis
tinction as tho moulder ol publio opin
ion or tbe director of others. His wise
counsels wore oftoj sought by the
uignesi oi tno land, and Ireely and un
ostentatiously givon. Although once
seriously canvassed as a Presidential
candidate at Cincinnati iirl872, wben
the chaotic Liberal Republicans met
to declare their independence, he was
unadvisod and Inditleront about the
contosl. W lib bis uncommon powers
of conception and execution, ho would
have guided an adminisiralion with
consummate bkiii or wielded armies
with matchless strategy and ewurago,
but his ambition waa in his chosen
calling and he never marred bis great
ness by the aspirations whicb seek
selfish advancement. Jlii services to
the country during tbe war can now
nevor be justly measured by tho his
torian of that gigantic conflict, and it
will nover be told how much of the
lame of olhors is duo to bis counsels
and aid. He was swift and heioio In
all hi effort to oustain tho Republic
during the war, and when pence came
he waa not only among the first but
also among tbe moat persistent and
generous in seeking to aid lb desola
ted South to retrieve her broken for
tune and to bring her peopl back
into fraternal relations. In our own
Stat there baa not boen a groat move
ment during tbe lust twenty years
that has not been more or loss the ere
ation of bis counsels and means, llo
did more than any othor one man In
liberalizing the whole policy ol the
Commonwealth, and th remarkable
progress made in tbe development of
our wealth i lorgoly due to bis pro
gressive conceptions and efforts, Nor
did h limit hi labor to liberalising
tba policy of th Slat in regard to in
dustry and trade. Hoover pressed tho
most liberal education ana the most
generous Immunities. Our grout bos.
pilals for the care of tho unfortunate ;
our schools for the care of the orphans
of our soldiers; our institutions ol
learning; our churches; our Park ; ourl
Centennial ; our streets ; our bridges
everything, in short, that mado a free
people greater and bcltui commanded
the activo and aggressivo support of
Colonel Scott.
Colonel Scott was first married in
tho Fall of 1818 to Miss Mullisou.
daughtor ol Mr. Reuben Mttllison, ol
Columbia, Pennsylvania. Sho died
some fivo years thereafter, and now
sleeps in tbo churchyard of bcr early
nomo on tne banks ol tbe Susque-
uannu. iwo children survived ber,
both of whom are vot living and well
known in this city. Tho son Jumos
bus for some years boen tbo active as
sistant of hia father, especially in tbe
direction of tho Texas Pacific, and the
daughter is the wilo ot Mr. Rick ley,
once prominent in Pbiladclhia bunk
ing circles. In 1805 Colonol Scott
murried Miss Anna D. Riddle, daugh
ter ot a leading citizen and journalist
oi ritisourgii, wuo survives him with
a son and daughtor yet in childhood.
An older brother, Mr. James I. Scott,
is yet an activo and successful mer
chant in Chamhersburg, tbo native
county of tho Scotts, and two of his
sisters murried well known gentlemen
of this city Major Patton and Colo
nel Stewart, but tbo wifd .of tba for
mer preceded him to the City of the
Thomas Alexander Scott is dead.
Horn in obscurity hard by tho shad
ows of the North Mountain, a stranger
lo lortuitous circumstances, and with
no resources but bis own natural abili
ties, bo bus curved bis way to tbe
highest distinction among men. Thir
ty yenrs ago he camo to Philadelphia
as a clerk in the Collector s office ol
tho Slato Railroad, and from thence
may bo dated his activo participation
in our system ol public improvement,
llis keen business perceptions, bis tiro
less energy and bis Adultly to every
publio and private trust, speedily at
tracted tbo attention of those who
wero then struggling lo create great
arteries of trade through our valleys
and over our mountains. Col. Patter
son, then President of the Pennsylva
nia Railroad, sought the aid of Colonel
Scott und transferred him to tho charge
oi too construction ot oue ol the W est
cm divisions of tbe line, llo speedily
advanced nimseii, solely on bis merits.
to Division Superintendent, thence lo
General Superintendent, and thence to
the Vice-Presidency vacated bv tho
death ot William li. Foster in 1800.
Ho thus completed tbe cirdo of rail
way advancement from tbe construc
tion train to the second executivo office
of tbo corporation in less than a do-
cade, and he never gained a promotion
mat aid not seek bim because of bis
pro-eminont fitness for tho position
many outers navo climbed to power
ano wcaiin in modern corporations by
the fortuno ol potential friends, but ho
novcr wore an bonor tbat was not
freely conferred as publio necossity.
Colonel Scotia immediate connec
tion with tbe executive control of tho
Pennsylvania Railroad, dated its great
ueveiopement. it was then but a
single track lino from Philadelphia to
Pittsburgh, had little or no pretensions
beyond its local traffic, and tbo great
railway system that now bos the Penn
sylvania corporation as its parent, was
undreamed of even by Ihe most san
guine progrossivista ol tbat day. But
vutr came and tho Intent powors of
the Nation were called out to test
Iheir magnitude, and our trunk rail
way becumo one of the momentous
factors ot tbe Republic's now depart
uro. It was tbon that Colonel Scott
roso above all others around bim in
grasping and executing the startling
advancement demanded by the Na
lion's needs. The writor hereof ha
seen him in tbe council of war, in the
dark days of rebellion, when veteran
soldiers hesitated to command; and
while great military and civil leaders
gravely counseled, he was the most
undaunted ot all. llo moved vast
bodies of troopi with tho utmost celer
ity as plans woro matured, by tbo
clicks of bis little battery, without
schedule and without accident, and
thus days and nights in succession
were given to duly wiih a cbeorftilncse
that seemed lo mock tbe want of rest.
Nor was he permitted to relax his la
bor oiler tbe war had been accepted
uy me nation and us armies organ
ir.ed. While others filled the positions
of bonor, it was Colonol Scott, as As
sistant Secretary of War, who brought
order out oi chaos In the direction and
handling of our soldiers. From Fort
ress Monroe to Shtloh, his administra
tive power was felt, and he relinquish
ed his position alter having pcrlected
the military system of transporting
troops, only because the direction of
his railway corporation iniporatively
demanded his services. How he per
lectt d Ibe groat railway system that is
no' pride of the Nation and tho
admiration ol the world, io too familiar
to all to rcninro repetition. It was
Colonel Scott whose ability conceived
and whose courage executed the policy
that made the Pennsylvania Railroad
Iho greatest corporation of tbe New
W orld. He pcrlected Us trunk line to
lap tho Lakos of the Nortbwoat, to
cross the Fathor of Waters and com
pete for tho trade of the new-born
States, and to reach the heart ol the!
cotton belt and the commercial empo
rium of tho Southwest, and countless
tiibutarios followed to develop the
weaun oi me neid, tne lorcst and Ihe
mine and gather their riches for tho
metropolis of his State. I'nhko his
contemporaries ol to-day, who aro
magnate In railway circles, he created
and perfected the greatest railway
system under any direction in tbe
world, while they have had prodoccs
sors nf another generation who laid
broad foundations for other to build
triotio. He wa conservative in coun
sel, conciliatory in evory confliot, but
Napoleonio in action, and his ofton
controlling direction of tba great po
litical movements of the last score of
years, will nevor be fully written or
appreciated. He studied nono ol lb
an of the politician which look to
mere party success, but In all bis po
litical alms be cherished the single
ness of purpose that sought tbo endur
ing elevation of free government and
the quickening of legitimate progress.
Uis mind seemed to be boundless in it
capacity for varied dul'es, and evory
publio enterprise, looking to the ad
vancement of the oity, Slato or Nation,
enlisted hi warmest sympathies and
commanded his generous enorgitsj.
Everything that promoted the well
being of society, church or Slato, made
no vain appeals to bis effort or hi
means. The Centennial, tho Park.
education, benevolence, and all th
throng of exaction which singe upon
the able and willing, found him ever
ready to respond ; and ho planted and
nourished and ripened about him
wherever he waa known a degree of
personal affection that tbe grave can
not chill or time clfuce. He was not a
stranger to tbe mutation of fortune,
and only a few years before his crown
ing triumph as President of tbe Penn
sylvania Railroad Company, in direct
ing it safely through protracted revul
sion, temporary misfortune made him
foci tho common ingratitude of men
tbat even tbe lowliest had never known
Irom him : but what feeble and faith
less friends tben cast upon bim, bis
vast resourcos and sleepless energy
transformed into multiplied wealth.
But wilb all his vast superiority
over tbe great mass of men ; wilb bis
colossal attainments in his profession, -spanning
a continent In thoir reach and
quickening the sinews of industry and
trade from Ibe Eastern to tho Western
sea ; witb administrative power single
to himself in the first nation of tho
earth, and wiih fortune lavishing her
richest offerings as the reward of hia
wisely directed energies with all
these, ho was but mortal, and dust to
dustbis heritage. Exactingcarcs which
were too great for even bis wonderful
physical powers, and too severe for a
mental organization that waa uncom
mon alike in grandeur and strength,
halted him wben he should have been
in the enjoyment of bis fullest vigor;
and boemergod from bis great businoss
trials, accoptcd rather for the protec
tion of othors than for himself, with
his work nobly consummated and his
life the prico of bis success, ll can be
justly said of bim that he leave none
lo till tbo vast vacancy hi departure
makes among the great of the land,
but tho love hi noblo attributes crea
ted will koep bis masnory groen when
the namos and achievements of selfish
tame shall have perished.
School Boards mtisl setllo their ac
counts on the first Monday of Jnqe or
within ten day thereafter.
Edgar L. McCloskey, one of Karl
baus township's teacher's, has just
completed a commercial course at
williamsport, Pa.
A. M. Buzard, who taught the Mir
ier school, during tbe past Winter, is
tonching a Summer term of school at
Sinking Valley, Blair county, Pa.
A Literary Soeiuty-is held at Pino
Grovo in Lawrence township on Fri
day evening of each week, under tho
auspices of the Normal School at tbat
Rov. Wm. II. Dill, of Clearfield, Pa.,
delivered a acbolarjy and instructiv
locture before the Lumber City Nor
mal school on Thursday evening last.
The Presbyterian church was crowded,
and Rov. Dill received tbe moat favor
able criticism for tbo excellence of
hi lecture.
If School Boanls will notify ns of
the placo the- desire their examina
tions of teachers held, we will arrange
our programme to conlotm with thoir
wishes. We think it bost to change
the place of holding examinations oc
casionally, in order to reach all the
people through this agency.
Tho teachers of tho Lumber City
Normal school expelled several pupils
recently for immoral conduct, and have
served notice on othors, defining tbeir
position lo ail matter looking lo tbe
moral of tbo school. Tho teachers
have shown tbat thoy aro working for
tbo publio good as well as for tbe tui
tion, and should bo supported by all
good citizens.
We buve recoived the programme
of tho ninth annual contest betwoen
tho rinnklin and Pbilomathean Liter
ary Societies of tbe Normal School at
Ada, llbio. w e notico tho name of 8.
P. Fisher, of Kurthaus townsphip, this
county in connection with th debate.
Mr. risber has the affirmative of the
question, "Aro National Banks bene
ficial r Petor i a logical rcasoner
and a fluent speaker, and no doubt will
get awny with Mr. Piler, his opponent.
Newly elected school directors must
be sworn in and the new board organ
ized within ten days after June 1st,
Ilunlingtlim Sewn.
Tbo editor of the AVici evidently is
not tbo owner of a copy of tbe Penn
sylvania School Laws, or he wouldn't
commit the error of staling "that
School Directors must be sworn in."
No oath is required of such official;
and on tho first Monday or within ton
day tberuallor, instead ot the 1st of
Juno as stated above.
The following names have been sent
lo us from Gulicb township:
Oak Grove School, A. J. Fry teacher
Claro Allcman and Carrio Fry at
tended evory day ot tbo six month
Ramoy School, A, L. Scoficld teach-
er Vtuoie Chaplin and Wade White
aide attended every day of th six
months term.
To record the achievements of Col.
Scott merely ss the master railway
mind nf the continent would but im
perfectly sum up the qualities of his
groatness. He was the first adminis.
trator of bis age in this or any other
country, and no one man or his goner
ation who was active in any of the ex
ceptionally grand events of bis time,
al home or abroad, bad so stamped his
migiuy impress upon the policy of
government ana people lie was tbe
trusted counselor of evory President
Irom Lincoln to Hayes, and there has
not been a sore trial of a National ad
ministration during that period in
which be has not been a summoned
adviser. Especially during the con
vulsive epoch ot Internecine war did
he shed lustra upon the statesmanship
of the threatened Republic, and be
was as unostentatious and nnexacling
a h was wise, comprehensive and pa
sciooi si'PKHiSTHsnExrr ksuvckd
The educational column of the ang
ina KciiuliUcan, edited by Deputy Stale
Superintendent Smith, publishes th
following samples ol loiter recoived
from Township Superintendents of
schools in Michigan. That Slate, It
must be remembared, abolished th
County Suporintendency a low yoar
ago, and adopted Township Superin
tendency a a substitute.
Tho billowing are verbatim copiea of
two lottors recoivod by the Superin
tendent of Publio Instruction from
Township Superintendents of schools.
Tbey are specimens of many sucb
that come lo baqd :
Aprils the lllksa. D. Ilil
SgperlatoadaBl ol Hub II. raMraetlene
air ullli ImaoMibel for Me la Sad aaeer
la Iba queecbaaa oe.t for epriog la.pefc.faaa I
rite yea lee Ibo earn I am aot ejselllryd la aaaar
tbo aueeohune aod Iheir la Be I thai I oaa gel la
s..iat Ma laa taoe Ktemiaa.bua awaly ae laa
are pade al A eerry hib roll aad le.yre la ael a
Maaa la tewea ha la onay better aualliryd taaa
I am II I da ..I . mlaelpk tbelr will be ae I la
ibaCla. ba wil boo aatiiled ta aaaylklagg Biker
Ibaa A Hka.d graid elrtifkat tkia spring aad I
wants hat too aaaara aew tbar I aaa la! wkea they
are'.an.ard nu I downl wenla deeeeay aaf weigh
Maaeee Ibil year ar eaay etber lyme if I eea faeia
ieaa fat aloag with llthmetlsk aad Ueog aad
iib Rook keepiag ibo reel I da not saderetaa
Youere witb reepeofct
' aap'l Beaaola.
To the laperlateacleal Aprils (laa IS0I
1'ublie lo.traetlea Laaalng Mlehigaa
Dear Sir 1 hara Ibl. baa feled eat Ihe Ut.ab.
of aaaual atail.tleal Report all aaeetloaa tbat I
Cold gel of my Record aad of Ibe Reaerd I Cold
gM el Iowa Clark aa aatraa kaew taw ae I aauod
ta la ikaemoa al tel. data only aaa aakoolii
lcna.1 and 0 ta gawtag yea.
oa will Ploaea seod aw Sum Stereaat R laa It..
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