Clearfield Republican. (Clearfield, Pa.) 1851-1937, July 20, 1881, Image 1

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ATTORNEY-AT - LAW, Phlllpaburg, Centre Co., P.
CurweBlTill., Clearfield oounty, Pa.
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"lure in "uiu neeierni nnlldlOB, lull Blair I.
Oct. , '78 If. '
GEO. B. G00DLANDEB, Editor & Proprietor.
TEBMS-$2 per annum in Advanoe.
VOL 55-WHOLE NO. 2,7:30.
NEW SERIES-V0L. 22, NO. 28.
OITY. CollMtloni made aod money DromntlT
paid over. Artleloe of arroemont tod deede of
eoaveyaooe Boatly OBoeutod and warranted Mr.
not or u .barge. 13Jy'7S
(ODTtlD r. O.)
ran iill towrrhip.
U.J , 1878-1
Square Timber k Timber Lands,
Land Surveyor and Civil Engineer,
HP-All bueloeae will ho atteade 1 to promptly.
Dm. 15, lSBOly.
Clearfield, Pa.
0o tu dnor eaet of Bhw Boom.
Off. -i. In Maaonle building, Boeond elreet, op.
i.i "He tho Court Houao. je2ft,'78-tf.
Cieatfield Couatjr, P.nn'a.
op 14,17-ly
cr in Opera Houao.
i I A H H v F. Wali.acr,..
David L. Khkb.
W. E. Wallacr.
ATTO KNE YS-AT-LA W, sl Clearfleld, Pa.
?f OITIr. In llr Mjnlo Bolldinf , over tbi
t'lintv ntiional nook. luiirZi.80.
tut;.: ir.rtho Uoiintr Nolloool Dink.
Juno M, 'TSlf.
ClBiBNBLn, Pkbr'a.
l'ir.t-DlH. Lire and File Ineuraaoe Compaoln
;M-0ffl In Ibe Opera HouM.-ftJi
Mir. Hl,'8l-Ie .
l-9-OHi. In Ple'l Opera lloune, leoond 6oor.
in ! It K oreY T. A. Fleck & Co.'i atore, '
JfrHIII attend to all lefal bu.lnen witb
lirouiptoeH ood ndelit. febll,'S0.t.
imtrt I. I'lHUI DAH1BL w. a'ouRDr.
Clearfleld, Pa.
'Leiral bselnoel attended to promptly ithj
"moo on Beoraa treoi, aboro too ri
NotiooKl Bank.
Alt left! bueinrei entruxted to bla earn lll re
tire prumpt alteatiea.
f-irOa-i in tbo Court Ilouie.
House and Sign Painter and Paper
Clearfield, Pctin'a.
fc9a,.Wlll eioouto jobe In bli line promptly and
in a wonmanliRe manner. arr4,r7
.llTOfU'I.lWI''I..I ',
ci.earf;fld, pa.
Ko. irtb. mo if.
Real Esta'e, Square Timber, Saw Legs,
jr-rr-Odlt? oo Peond itratL la rr of flora
ti'tm of (ior Wm.t 4 Co. f jutl, '78 tf.
Oeealur Township,
Oieoola Milli P. O.
All offlftal buiineu antrattcd to him nil) bo
prompt I j Bttandod to. inch 29, '70.
Shop on Market St., oppoiit Court Uuom.
A oImo towol for ovar; eut
Alio daalrr ia
Het Brandt of Tubarro and Clgara.
ri.r(l-l4. P. tbt IV. 'ft
Wallacetou, Pa
bit prop red hittilttf ilh all the
BWM'try bUDk f.irini nadr tba Ptostua and
Bouotjr Ibwi, a wli j blkok Dtfdi, 9te. All
Iflgtl mttr ntraMrd to bit oar mil rera.Tt
prompt altontion. M.t Tib, lMMf.
car-Pampi aiwyi fia hnd and aiad to ordtr
d ibort tiotioo. Pi pet horrd on reaionablt Urn.
All work warranted to render satisfaction, and
delivered if desired. viyS&ilrpd
MAvery ftfable.
THE aoderslgned aK Isara to Inform the pub
lic that bo Is now fully preparWto aoeomtno-
4te all In the waj of furnish. ng lU.sei, Bugjtits,
liaddlaa and Harness, on tbo shortest notice and
sa reasonable terns. Hesldenee on Looust street,
between Third and Fourth.
TlaarBald, Feb. 4, 1074.
D i. Lai II
Also, e i ten sire mannfaotarer and dealer In Square
Timber and Hawed Lumber of all kinds.
-Orders solicited and all bills promptly
Ci iashii.d. Pi,, July Sth. ISSt.
Rtv. n. 8. SviiMVtar Sir II .ring had
m- a-acmea pririisfte oi near.Df tbo sermon
ilelirerod by you la Iho Clearfield Preeliy tsrian
Chnreb, on Hahbatb mo mint, July 3d, 181 , and
dtiirlof that It should hava a wide oiraulation
for tbo pulilto Rood at the present time and for
luiore generaiins, we request the, tarns for publi
cation. Ke pec t fully yours.
A. M. II, W. A. H AnieRTr,
J as. B.OaaHAH. John F. Waavaa
D. L. Kaaas, C. L. Dioita,
II. F. Wali.acb, And many ot tiers.
Cliaffir Ln. Pa.. JuIt 1Kb. 1SI.
Mkbirs. H ills, Uraham, Khrbs, and otubrs
UemtUmgm t I our kind note requesting for pu bli
eation a enpy of the sermnn preach td by me oa
July Id Is received. Sensible of Its many im
perffdtiona as a sermon ( written with unavoidable
baste), yet hoping tbat lis enunciation of esrlain
Important principles may be serviceable to a
wider audience, I herewith place the manuscript
in your bands, subcribing myself
luur inend and servant tn tne Lord,
Hrhbt 8. U ft MR.
ir aaiLia n
BWatchoa, Clocks and Jowolry,
Orakam'$ J?w, Harhrt Strut,
Alt kinds of repairing la my lint promptly at
tided to. t Jan. 11, 1STW.
CAaaoix L- IIPOLB.
Real Ertato and Culled Ion Agent.
H ill promptly attend to all legal business ca
t'UFti to his cart.
:i-0ffint ia Pie's Opera thus. Janl'"4.
IihI Real Ketate A rout, Clearfield, Fa.
Ofllct on Third street, bet. Cnerrj A Walnat,
ar-Kesptotfally offers bis servloes In selling
and buying lands la Olearteld and adjoining
oo unties ; and with aa ttperienetof overtwentv
ysars as a surveyor, flatters himself tbat he can
render satisfaction. Feb. J8;S;tf,
Offloe la rerldraf. oa Flret It.
April 14, 17J. Cloarlold, Pa.
jyt W. A. JIEAX8,
Will attend profeillonal oalle promptly, auglo'70
J)R. T. J. 110TER,
Offl'o oa Market Ptroot, Cleern.ld, Pa.
M-Ofloo hoaret to II a. , and 1 to f. m-
no0ffl aIJilalof the raeldonoo of Janet
' n,l.T, oa rbooad St., Clurleld, Pa.
Clearfield Insurance Agency.
he nit n it inn in, .ttni.
H'preient the following aa I other Brt.olul Co'l
Compani.e. Alieu.
I.iv.rM.ul Lond-m A P. H. .1"I.H0
Li-Aomlng n muluil tiwl pline...H A,0il0,00W
I'Lvnil, uf Hart ford, Coon , X.A24 .OltA
In.ureni.. Co. of North Ainertra A.tHll,o74
North Brlli.h A Mrrtenllle U.S. Br. l,)H,.l
Sotil.h Comuierolel L. B. Branch.,.. 1171,146
Waiorto.n TH4.816
Tr.r.l.ri (Life k 4,iV6,4t4
OBioa ob Merket tft., opp. Curt Ilouee, Clear.
old, Pa. Jone I, '7 II.
1 ff era a rtsldwa, corner of State and Plat
firtn. J.n. ttb, IMI tf.
AT- OBre hourt-rroat 11 to I P. M.
Ma II, II7.
I" Suriooa of the M t.flmaat. PoaaiyWaale
VoliBi,.,,, ha?ln rotaraod from the Arm,
kli profttaloaal lerrtoel la tkeeltleeaj
f ClearB.ld ooaaty.
orPrereiilonal oalle aromptl; attoaded lav
ojee tmti ilroet, formerl aeeapled b,
r Wood,. aprt,'M-U
and all klndi of
00 TO
O. B. MKRRELI,, AKct,t,
CLEARFIELD, PA. (Jone 1, 'M If.
Insurance Agency
Pallon JIot-A, CurtrtmrUle, Pa
Companies Bopreeeuted i
Commorolel I nia Inc. Co., Aeeetn .P.M,TflI H
Firrmon't Fund In. Co.,Auele I.lolO.OIT til
t nine Inaur.BOo Co., Aneti - 1.J.o:tr S
Trarelore' loe. Co . Aieeta.. ,4IV,I( I
Netthrra lne. Co. of New York Ai'li MftV Oil
Inenrenoe nlarrd oa all kindt of property at
equitable rate.
larweBBVHie, ra, reo.
Newark, N. i.
Awnro, Jaa. I, 111, R airortelued
bf Kiantoinit vomniHiooar.
r M.uaobuHlll.OkleandNe
.1J,7Jfi,l n
Liabilitirr. aa elAt'dbt Ibeaamo. 11,111,41
HrnrLre l.r Meaa'ebo'a Steederd. .n 1 6..HSJ fli
St anri b; Ne York Standard... t,HI,l)S 08
Allpflleloraeafarfoltableanor eeooad
yeari loweipeaaoet larfodifldeade de
elored aad paid er.r; year alnoo oreea
laellon I ample eurplua i aurrender eolooe llbvral loaael promptly edjuated
aad paid.
Orririnl t
LEWIS C. fl ROVER, Prmimot.
En. L. DoaaiRR, Sr. Tne. N acr ortt, Treae.
POTTER k K al EH, Hiate Aieau, e.I nai-
ant Itreat, Pbiledelpkla, Pa.
B. M. Bl.milALI.Y. OBoa la
Moeeop'a balldinf, Market aireat, Clearlold, Pa.
je-a. ri-ii. i
Trxti I rhrotit!... ii,ili:0."lf thou aoek
flim, He will belound of tbee ; but if thou fortake
U.m, He will eeallbeo off forever."
As the annivornurv of our National
Indepcndcnco nptirouohcs, wo arc nat
urally and properly drnwn to themes
which rcJulo to the national weWitro.
The text opctm a profitable lino of
thought in this direction ; for although
upolten to SoUmioii, 1 take it that its
advice and warning were addrcHncil to
mm as the representative ot Lis peo
ple, and apply to nations as well as to
their individual rulers. The doulile
fart ancerted has licen frequently veri
fied in the history of nations, notably
in the. rnseof Wad. The first part of
the text waB seen to bo true in our
own early history, when our fathers
' sought tbo Lord and be beard them"
and delivered thorn from fearsand foes.
That the hitter clause may nor ho illus
I ruled in the cuso of this groat people
is the prayer of every true patriot and
the object sought by such discoursos
ttH the present.
The Siifcty of the Xutmn lies in Seek
ing God ; itt Dunqcr in Formkinq God.
To "seek God" hero is a general ex
pression, meaning to inquire and in
form oneself as to Ilia will, to rever
ence and worship liitn, as well as to
ask lits interposition and help, nuch
seeking will insure luvorahle consider-
alien and will result in tbo nation's
safely ; iho neglect of it will entuil
speedy ruin.
It follows, that, in order to national
security and prosperity, everything
must Decarelully avoided winch inter
feres with this knowledge and rever
ence of God ; everything which would
binder tbo divine interposition in bo
bait of Iho nation.
Certain prevalent ovilssuggost them
selves as likely, if not checked, to
bring about that "forsaking of God"
which will result in the "casting oft'
lorevcr of tbo nation. 1 direct your
attention to ono or two :
First, As regards our family and so
cial lilfl.tberoisSelf Indulgence. This
is a growing evil, and, though largely
developed in the case of many who are
more mature, it threatens to make
especial havoo with those who are now
children and youth. Reason would tell
us that, injorder to a st rong nation, tbero
is need thalils members shouldjcxcrcise
self-control. History informs ds tbut
tbo migbtiestof ancient kingdoms and
republics yielded to tbo disintegrating
force of effeminacy and luxury; and
tho word ot God makes it plain, in
dictates of highest reason as well as
through numerous historical examples,
that tbo self-indulgence which over
looks, if it doos not boldly transgress
the laws of God, quickly causes liim
to withdraw II is co-operation and thus
insures a speedy downfall. This dan
gerous tendency among us will appear
if you dwoll tor a moment upon cer
tain personal and publio examples of
its manifestation.
1. To find the former, it may not be
necessary logo beyond ourown house
holds. Aro tbore young children in
any of them who have pretty much
what thoy see fit to order : who keep
such hours as their inclination may
dictate ; who indulge in such mischief
as their nalutal porverscnoss prompts,
and who cannot bear to be crossed in
any rcasonabloor unreasonable desire?
Are tbore older children who spend
upon expensivo, it not vicious, habits
and pleasures a sum which would have
gone far toward tho maintenance
of their grand parents, and whoso
principal respect for paronts seems to
be inspired by tho frequent supplies of
pocket-money winch these convenient
guardians furnish; who oponly and
unbluBhingly engago in actions and ex
hibit a bearing which a former genera,
tion would have accounted wanting in
modcBtv, or even shamelul, and while
they aro thus engaged pity the "old
fogies" whosy mpalhico witb tho former
generation 111 its view 01 their con
duct; who are ready to substitute a
small rebellion in the homo or in soc iety
If they may not fullow unchallenged
their wasteful ways or extravagant or
questionable enjoyments f Are thoro
those in the community who have
even grown to man's or woman's es
tate, who are accustomed to indulgo
themselves in sensual or forbidden
gratification, thus endangering the
very foundations ol the family and of
society; or at least, in luxuries, or line
nous, or excossivo novel reading, at the
expense of their fi lends, or at tho risk
of the comfort and wolfitro of their
families? and who, if their plans are
spoiled or their pet pursuits interfered
with, are snappish, cross and possibly
ugly, making unhappy all who must
come in contact with them ?
The specifio actt of such persons,
whether younger or older, are not half
so culpable or so dangerous as the
habit of lelf -indulgence which thoso acts
are fostering. Theirs is theoxporienco,
more or less fully developed, which
characterized tho sons ol Eli, and
which brought it to pass at length,
that the ark of God, tbo safeguard of
tho Israelilish nation, was not safe in
thoir keeping. A nation of sell indul-
gont children and adults will soon be a
nation of tho past.
i. That youmay even moroiuiiy ap
preciate how surely this evil is en
dangering the lite of our nation and
bow it bas strengthened with our
growth, consider a public example
which is pertinent to this sunject and
this occasion. Our national holidays
are becoming days ol national carousal
and dissipation ; to such an extent,
hat many patriots are asking the
question whothor it wero not bettor
lor tho nation tint they should bedono
away with altogether; whethor it were
not belter tbat the people should cclo-
brato those anniversaries while engaged
in their usual avocations, than tbat
mon without sell-control should bo
turned loose to compass the injury of
themselves and their families, and the
disgrace of the nation. Take, tor in
stance, the one which occurs on tbo
morrow, which ought to be a cherished
occasion for recalling tbo mon and tbo
measures whose history furnishes the
noblest traditions of our country, and
thus ol fostering in the minds of our
most voutb the purest and disinter
ested patriotism. Where are the public
opportunities for thoso who would
thus celebrate the day ? Its traditional
observance has, to a large extent,
degenerated into an opportunity for
horso-racing, or for scones of revelry,
(into which perhaps, a patriotic
speech is introduced for the purpose
of giving a color of deceucy and
to attract decont people,) tho chief re
sult ot which, and indoedj-the chief
intention, is to till the coflors of
tavern keepers and proprietors of gam
bling establishments, and to furnish a
careless crowd in which brazen-fuced
and intoxicated men and women may
ply their unholy avocations. 1 need
only remind you, by way of exempli
fication, of a so-called "Indcpondonce
celebration" in a neighboring town a
year ago, the evil results ot which
wero teft in many surrounding com
munities. And such is doefned a fitting
remembrance of the occasion upon
which those noble mon, with a sublime
readiness losacritice luxuries and com
forts and tho necossarics of life yes,
and lite itself, if nood wero for tho
sako of country and postority, deliber
ately throw off tho yoke ot bondage
and proclaimed themselves and iho na
tion free 1 Lot ono of these old heroes,
fired with bis lofty spirit ol self-sacrifice
and courago, witness such an ac
knowledgment of tbo act of himself
and his compatriots as ho would soa in
many ot our towns to morrow, and
what opinion, think you, would he havo
of the apparently degenerate race
which had inherited and prolilod by
his self-denying patriotism What,
my frionds, must God think of our ap
preciation of His inestimable benefits,
when the only public exerciso in a
given community isol such acharacter.
As a further example, tako the day
which has been consecrated to a more
recent race of heroes, who stood in the
breach when a division of our country
was threatened. It seems that this,
too, is being pervorted into an occasion
for sensuous revelry. What but a
seared conscience, what but a degen
erate semblsnue of the love of country,
could possibly suggest such an employ
ment of such an anniversary ?
Even our day of national thanks
giving is in this way made a pretext
for the shamelul abuse ot God's mer
cies instead of the grateful acknowl
edgtnont of them ; and 1 noticed ro
cently tbat in staid Now Englund
which in many respects sets an exum
plo to tho wbolo country, the annual
day ot humiliation, popularly called
"Fast Day," which bus been observed
from tho earliest limos, is now largely
used for out of door sports, and pio
nics of excursionists whoso main busi
ness seems to lie to swallow beer I 1
am aware tbat this is owing largely
to the great infusion among us of cili
zons of foreign birth, many of whom
valuo our liberties only so fur as they
havo furnished them a refugo from
wunt or oppression and who fail to
appreciate tho principles of morality
and religion upon which thoso liberties
are founded. Hut if they havo set tho
example, it has been widely followed
by a generation enorv.ttud through
self indulgence, and thus made ready
to dance and drink on account of the
birth of tho nation, and to drink and
dance over the graves ot our doad sob
diers ; to swallow down, and revel out,
its thanks (if any it has ) for tho divine
goodness; and to turn even a day of
humiliation into a scone ol low carousal.
Now bear in mind tbat our population
is being increased at tho rate of nearly
six hundred thousand foreigners a
year. Though many of these will
make excellent citizens, a large pro
portion of them have not had the edu
cation which would qualify ttfem to
govern themselves or properly to sus
tain our tree institutions. W hut is tbo
prospect, if thoso nurtured under thoso
institutions shall set these an examplo
of sensuality and lawlessness? We
must by our tnniionce curb and ro.
strain this mighty clement in the
midst of us, instead of leading the way
in exhibitions of soll-indulgonco and
thus giving tho rein to passion nnd
crimo, which would soon overwhelm
us. I ho chief danger, I repeat, lies in
tho fact that a largo proportion of
thoso tcAo are growing vp seem to be
preparing, by tbo indulgence of thoir
wishes almost without restraint and
by their inability to deny themsolvos
whatover they may cravo, lor an in
crease of this senseless and untimely
rovolry which debases the national
character and helps to separate tbo
nation from the God who has preserv
ed it hitherto. This want of boll-control
and habit of self-indulgence will
use any pretext and tbo leisure ot any
holiday, howover sacred, to minister to
Iho depraved appetites. 1 1 Beems.lo
bo increasing; let it but increase sufli
ciently and it precedes destruction I
As this evil begins in the household,
it may there most easily and most ef
fectually be mot. O, parents I yours is
a responsibility for God and for the
nation. Teach and help your children
to control themselves, instead ot mul
tiplying opportunities for tho gratifi
cation of their desires. Teach thorn
to live according to rule, if for nothing
else, that they may be accustomed to
subject themselves to wholesomo law.
Prepare them to be good citizons, as
well as faithful children and servants
of God, by a wholesomo discipline
which shall malto appetite and passion
their slaves instead of thoir masters.
Wo to the household which has a
momber with no self-control I Wo to
the community or tbo nation which
has many such, Iho boy or girl who
has not boon trained to obedienro, or
who cannot submit gracefully to a
disappointment, is likely tn grow up a
rong-hcaded, passionate-, uncontrolla
ble troubler in society, il not an abso
lute deflor of order and law I Tbodis-
obodionce which begins in the family
and progresses in contempt for the
wholesomo restraints ol society is the
root of that destructive philosophy
which would destroy all government
and murder all in authority, the edu
cating force which nt length prompts
the assassin to his work of blood, lint
if this ovil ot self-indulgence bas passed
beyond tho sphere of lumily
must be dealt . with in tho community
and the btate. INo community can
afford to let itself bo imposed npon by
a set of persons who caro nothing for
thoir own reputation or the comlort of
tbeir neighbors, but only lor their own
beastly gratification or thoir unhal
lowed gain. And no community which
lias proper solf respect will toleruto tho
orgies of such, even if they do call
themsolvos "rospectable" and do con
tribute to the revenue of certain in it
and (with shame bo It said) of tho
Government. A healthful public sen
timent can do lnucb to control disor
der before il blossoms into crime ; and
that sentimont ought to be oxercised,
frowning npon and restraining the evil.
At least it may be expoetcd ol all right
minded people to refrain Irom all im
plication in the responsibility or tho
gains resulting from such shameless
noss, and to withdraw thoir counte
nance from such as walk disorderly. If
Ibis nation should at any time be "cast
off" for forsaking God, tho responsi
bility would largely lie at tho door ol
thoso who, professedly at least, disap
prove of thoso things.
I havo source ly timo to glanco at a
second evil whieu bus to do with our
public life, but which tdroatons, more
than almost any other, to separuto us
from God and so promoto our ruin. I
call it Ycnnlity, tho furm of ovil which
implies that the uiHuunce and patron
ago ol public mon may be bought and
Tbo oxistenco of this, hi any degree,
furnishos the clearest evidence of wide-
ly spread and deeply seated corruption
consequently, the j roscnt condition of
our politics is such as to call for well
founded alarm. Wbon ovon the most
potty offices are assumed undor condi
lions, and involvo a "consideration,"
either of money or somo prospective
advantage; when n no olllces must
be made to yield enough not only to
Bupport tho incumbent but to make
good the pledges under which thoy
wero assumed : when "rings" can dom
inate the public concorns, and "ring
masters" can balk all legislation, and
not only defraud the pcojfo but causo
them to suffer in ninnv wavs. that
their own personal ends cav bo ac
complished and their personal ambi
tion gratified, when tho highest and
most dignified of our bodies
can set the example, to bo speedily
followed in tbo two largost States, of
blocking the public business iy an un-
seomingly contest over the ipoils of
ofllco, it is not too soon to soind tho
alarm. Tbo remedy in this cuso lies
wuu the people who nnmintto and
elect to ofliee. And if tbo poiplo do
not interfere by dismissing leaders who
can huy or bo nought, God will inter
fere by tokens of his displeasure and
will purge tho lund with hisjudgnonls;
it may be, by handing over tho lation
for a time to the clement winch is
soeking to promoto its own greed and
ambition at the expanse of tho gtneral
weiiaro, until the domiuulion shill bo.
como hateful.
It is not at all likely that the reme
dies for these and similar prevalent
sins will be at all gonerully oil'ed
until there shall first havo boon a re
vival of "seeking God." It is only
through tbo precepts of His wotd of
truth that tho nation is likely to bo
aroused to the danger, orconvinctd as
to its antidote; only through ilefur
ence to His word and will that tbo
nation's prosperity and glory can be
perpetuated. It bocomos us, then, to
lake tho initiativo in this work of seek
ing God: 1. liy studying that Word,
each for himself, with a special view
to its teachings as to our duty in being
ourselves, and by our influence helping
to make, good citizens; in our own
livos, and in the lives of others whom
wo control, restraining evil and pro
moting excellence ; especially making
self control and enlightened patriotism
family virtuei, so tbut from the fount
ain-head ot all society and govern
ment they may flow forth to bless tho
2. Hy spreading that word, that its
sacred principles oi morality and jus
tice and social cquali y and neighborly
interest may pervade every portion of
our wine domain anil imoueour poople,
old and young, with a holy dcsite to
honor bod, whilo tbey consorve all
thoso lofty interests, which, undor
God s blessing, havo mado this a free,
prosperous and happy pooplo.
How difficult it is to distinguish
them from proprietors until you are
used to it. Ilien it is easy. Proprie
tors wear clothes that clerks wouldn't
bo socn to silt ashes in.
At tho start, hov. ovor, clerks always
speak of themselves as "salesmon."
Ihoy have a faint idea tbat tho latter
is a dictionary word and means something.
1 bo king clork is tho "floor walker."
Ho is a drum major without a bear-
Bkin cap or baton, and fills an import
ant position in an important manner.
roor humanity always leels its knees
quako whon before his nwlul presence,
until ho says "show these ladies them
hose," and it is proved that bo is but
mortal ,
The active cletk shows all the goods
in his department, talks a steady
stream and wours a customor out. He
mukes a tew sales, and doos not slay
long In a place.
Tho listless clerk, with drooping
eyes and palo nccktio, drops his goods
on the countur in a don t-caro-a live
sort of a way, wearied by the exertion,
and tue customer trader with him bo.
cause bo is refreshingly lazv.
Tho average clork comes uptown in
uio morning the very Ideal ol spick
spnn newness. Ho is fresh every day
bis collar and shirt-front are nisi from
tho smoothing iron, his clothes aro
molded to bis form, and his hair looks
as if bis good, kind grandmother had
slicked it down with bear's oil. Ho is
a daisy.
Tbo poorly dressed clerk. Thoro
aro no facts in regard to his nonentity
Tho "masher" us a clerk. Ho is en
gaged boeauso of bis superlulivo at
traction to silly women, who call on
him ovory day and buy somo little
knick-knack, in order to bask in tho
sunshino of bis radiant and charming
Tho genial clerk, a man who is al
ways too good lor bis position, and a
posilivo addition to a well regulated
establishment. Ono clerk of this sort
is worth a whole store full of averaeo
clerks, jio sells goods beluro you
know you have bought thorn.
The genuino business man somo
timcs begins life as a clerk, but ho
pushes out of tbo position in an amaz
ing hurry.
Iho lady clerk. Who would bo so
ungallunt as to say she is not interest.
ingf Sho is. Gentlemen always liko
to trado nt tbo counter where she
presides, and sho is usually assigned a
department whore they are euro to
como on little errands. Ladies, on tho
contrary, do not like to purcbaso of
her. and it is noticeable that sho is
seldom in tho dry goods department.
There aro a great many varieties of
clerks drug clerks, grocery dorks,
and ten thousand others. They aro
tbo ornamental and aomonhat useful
mile-posts on tho highways of business.
They seem to bo a necessity, but why
they should carry tbo world in its en
tirety on their shsulders and superin
tend the progress of the planets in
their orbits, is a mystery. Hut they
all do it, or at least they think they
do. Xcw Jitivcn lirgister.
Littlo Johnny had been caught by
his aunt teasing a fly. "Johnny," said
sho, "supposing somo great beast a
thousand times bigger than yourself
should teaso and perhaps oat you all
up?" "I hope, said Johnny, "ho'd
tool as bad as I do when I swallow a
iy- ,
Mrs. Partington says that a man fell
down the other day in an applejack fit
and bis lifo was oxtirpated.
Miss Lydia A. Noodles, of this city,
who is spending the Summer at As
bury Park, NowJorsov, is the IsVfy
who brought up Annie Ilimn, the first
wifb of Charles J. Guitcau. Tho Noo
dles, a well-known Philadelphia fami
ly, look Miss iiuun to raise wbon she
was eloven years old and retained hor
until she attained ber oightoentb vcar.
whon she wont to Chicago, whoro sbo
met ana subsequently married Guitoau.
In conversation with a Timet reporter
recontly Miss Woodlos gavo a historv
of the martial life of tbo couple and
the causes which led to thoir divorce.
Annie was the eldost of two daughters,
too motner oi whom was left a widow
wbon the children wero young. Thoy
wero English people and tho children
wore both very bright. "Annio," said
Miss Needles, "was takon bv mv father
and sent to school. She was an amia
ble child arid early became a momber
of Nuzaroth Methodist Church, on
Thirteenth stroot, above Vino. After
a while she begun to study telegraphy
and becamo a proficient operator.
When sbo wag about eighteen she
wont to Chicago and obluinod a situa
tion a short distanco out of the citr.
Somo time lator, in tho year 1807. she
procured tho placo of librarian in the
Woman s Christian Association rooms
n Chicago, and whilo in tho place she
formed tbo acquaintance of Guitcau,
whom sho wroto to me was a lawyer
and a Christain and ono not given to
small vices. From all her accounts
wo got an idea that ho was a model
man and just tho kind that suitod ber.
Sho used to toll us about his regularity
in attending church. 1 think they
were married in 18(i8. At this time
Guitcau was in tbo law ofliee of his
brother-in-law, Mr. Scovoll, who with
his wife favored tbo match ami treated
Annio very kindly after her marriage
Mr. Scovell advised Guitcau to tako a
littlo cottage and go to housekeeping,
promising to buy a cottage for them
and furnish il at his own expense.
This oiler Guitcau rejected, intimating
to Mr. Scovoll tbat bo was ablo to pay
bis own wny and wont to boardini at
an expensivo botul.
"Hefore they had been married a
year," continued the spoakor : "1 found
from hor letters that they cliangod
boarding ploco protty often and af ter
wards found it was boeauso Guitoau
would not pay bis bills. About a year
beforo tho Chicago firo Guitoau came
to Philadelphia on business and, at bis
wiles Buggostion, called to see mo,
Mv opinion of him was not favorablo,
The nrst thing I said after seeing him
was: 'You'ro nothing but a big lump
of pomposity.' I felt all tho time like
Baying to him : 'Ob sit down nnd bo-
havo yourself.' 1 did not sco anything
eriuiani or Binart about him. 1 dis
covered that Annie was living unhap
pily with him. Thoy camo F;ast with
little money, ho leaving Annio at my
house whilo he wont to Now York to
open an ofliee. He was a man of bru
tal passion and treated his wife badly.
On one occasion ho pushed hor into a
closet and shut tho door, keeping hor
there until sbo was nearly smothered.
After residing in New York a short
timo ho sent her on to Philadelphia to
find a situation, if possiblo, and make
bor own living. Afterwards we found
out that as soon as ho had got rid of
hor he wont to boarding in tho most
fashionable hotel, expending on him
self what would have kept thorn both.
His wife being unable to get a situa
tion in this city, eventually was taken
back by him, but it was not for long.
He got rid ol bor again by sending ber
off to Saratoga with a fumily witb
whom sho was acquainted, and where
she supported borself by doing houso
work. His treatment of hor became
so bad finally tbut her friends persuad-
ea nor to suo lor a divorce, which she
did and procured it without trouble"
Ovor the morul or immoral side of
Guitoau's conduct while in Now York
Miss Needles draws a veil. It issulll-
cicnt to slate that his wife at length
became convinced ol his faithlessness,
which rcaehod its worst stugo at tbo
time whon he began to send ber away
to make berown living. Mrs, Guiteau
is now happily ro married and living
in Colorado. Perhaps tho description
in 1R78, for the purpnso of lecturing
on "Tho Sooond Coming of Christ," in
St. Goorgo'S Hull, ho mado arrange
ments with tho printing firm of Allen,
Lane k Scott to print for him a cortain
number of copies of a pamphlet on the
sulyect of "Is thoro a Hell ? A reply
to Robert U. Ingorsoll." When part
of tho number ordered bad bocn print
ed Guitoau offered tho firm an unrea
sonably small sum of money on account,
whereupon thoy refused to deliver the
pamphlets. A numbor ol them, how
ever, were afterward sont to the news.
paper offices. Tho work was not only
without valuo but without intorest. It
was immediately aflor this that Gui
teau loclurod in various cities "in ro
ply to Ingorsoll," and alwLys an
nounced himself in the advertising
columns ot tbo newspapers, as well
in flaming hand-bills, as "A Chicago
lawyor and orator ol grout power.
Philadelphia Timet.
of Guitoau's character in ono sense is
given in an incident related by Miss
Needles, which occurred a year or so
uftor marriage. He took a notion to
go to California, but bad not enough
money. Miss Needles was at that
time employed in tho ofllco ol George
V. Lhilds, und Uiiiteuii, knowing Mr.
Cbilds' reputation for liberulity, wroto
to miss iconics, through his wile, ask
ing ber to borrow a considerable sum
of money from Mr. Cbilds, for which
bo promised to givo his noto. Sho
says sho always thought Guitoau a
man ol rather unbalanced mind, though
sho never considered him Insane.
Not long after tbo marriugo of Miss
Dunn to Guileau in Chicago she camo
to this city, and among the persons
whom sue visited hero was a lady who
residod on Summor street. Whon sho
was leaving this friend sho remarked :
"If you evor have any business to bo
dono for you in New York you might
entrust it to my husband. 1 will givo
you bis address."
So saying Mrs. Guitcau handed to
the lady a business card of ordinary
Bizo, which was procurod by a Timet
reporter. It bears npon its face the
j CSARLRI J. 0 1'lTRAD, j
j (Lata orCliloej.)), j
I ArroRRRr aro Ooonbi.or, 1
l i
t aad 111 Liberty nreel(ManUod Dulldinf),
! t Room Jf, New York. j
i Special attention Rjeen to eolleetinf elaimi, i
Iandaooounuprompilyreltled. Elevator j
In lite building. !
I (o'RR)l
The back of the csrd would seem to
Indicate, that Guiteau was not sure
that bis name alone would carry groat
woight wilh It, for there the following
appears :
is t-meieo.
P. W. Oatri, Preildent Eaile Worka MmufM-
torini Cnninaor.
General J. S. Rr.TRot.rR, Deputy Colleetnr Port
Trbuo k Kbllooh, drain Shipper..
J. U. IiDa(-aRi.L A Co., Real k.t.te Dealer,.
Shitr Rrhhrrr A Oo , Whoteealo tlrosera.
MiTRRwunArr A Co., Wbolet.le Fruit Ditlera.
L. O.RRITT, Whol.Mta CnnffMtinoer.
Wtt.LMR NrwRRiRR A Soa!, Wholee.leCaa Fruit
ih rrw roan.
Oeaerel P. H. JosRa, Peatmaater.
llARceca Fiaa KlTlRai'lanuse Ci.. 407 Broadway.
Rrtart k Drrtirt, Wholeeale Jewelen, II
aiaia.R lane.
J. D. kt'RTl Croor, (late of llayward Smith k
Co., chie.Ro, now ArobI Praoklla Coal Com
pany), f I Broadway, Room
CnANLRa T. BaoRR k Co., Wholeeale Tabaooo
Biau, 10k Front rtreet.
IB Roaroa.
J. W. QrtTRlr, O.neral Afrnt I'nited Staler
Life Inauranoe Company.
When Guitcau was in Philadelphia,
Sitting last evening on tho porch of
a comfortablo residence in tho extreme
nortbwcBlern section of tho city, with
a sweet little miss of thrco and nnd
another of suvon Summers playing
hide-ami seek around ber chair, was a
lady who a Bcore of years ago boro an
international reputation. Few, if any,
of llioso who knew hor once would
now recognize in the handsome, well-
preserved woman, of commanding
presenco and high bred bearing, with
a complexion liko a rose and lily com
bined, a wealth of sunny, chestnut-
brown huir, sparkling eyes, a sweet
mobile mouth, and a lace capablo of
mostvaryingexprossion-tho vivacious,
daring girl who in war times bad but
ono name, and that "Hello Boyd, tho
Confederate spy."
Tho story of Belle Boyd's life rends
liko a romance, liorn in Virginia of
good old cavalier slock, sbo bad barely
graduated and mado ber debut ia
Washington society when tho warcom
mencod, und hor father, with Bovcral
others of hor kindred, took up arms in
trio Confederate causo. When General
Ifobort Puttcrson with his troops en
tered Murtinslmrg, ber native place,
sho was acting the part of tbo minis.
tering angel to the wonnded n the
improvised hospital. While engaged
in these duties many scraps ol informa
tion concerning tbo movements of the
Federal army came to her ears, and
thus it was that, with an impulsiveness
and ardor duo largely to ber youth,
sbo entered upon the task with which
hor namo became so prominently ident
ified. Several ladies of the place, who
bad also been picking up scraps ot news,
held a mooting at her house, tbo items
wero bunched together, put upon pa
per and the document placed in tho
hands of a trusty colored servant for
transmission to General Jackson. This
wont on safely for somo time, until one
day the messenger was captured by
the Federal pickets and compelled to
disclose his mission. Thereupon "Belle
Boyd" was arrested, taken beluro Gen
eral Robert Patterson, enlightened as
to the nature and penalities ot the ar
ticles ot war, and finally placed under
espionage during tho remainder of the
Genorul's slay in town.
From this time onward Bbo dovotcd
herself to tbo task of furnishing infor
mation to tho supporters ot the Lost
Cause. Scores of limes she was placed
under toinporury arrest, and on two
occasions oho was incarcerated for
months in the Old Capitol and Carroll
prison at Washington, Oltcntimos she
was found in tho middle of the hottest
fights, but, although on many occasions
ber clothing was literally riddled witb
bullets, sbo invariably escaped personal
injury. It is related of her that on
ono occasion, when taken prisoner, sbo
was taken before Generul Butler nt
Fortress. Monroo. Observing her agi
tation, Ben remarked :
"Pray bo seated. But why do you
tremble so. Aro you frightened ?"
"No, ah that is, yes, General But
ler; 1 must acknowledge that I do feel
frightened in the presence of a man of
Buch world wide reputation as your
self," was hor roply.
" hat do you mean Y remarked tho
General, as ho rubbed his hands to
gether and smiled bonignly.
"1 mean, General Uuller, sho re
plied, "thul you aro a man whose
atrocious conduct and brutality, es
pecially to Southern ladies, is so in
famous tbat ovon the British l'arlia-
meiitcommenteil npon it. 1 naturally
leul alarmed al being in your presenco.
nith rugo depicted upon every
lineament of his features the Generul
uroso from the tablo, and ordered ber
to be taken lrom tbo room.
Iinring her residence in Washington
"Hello Boyd" formed an intimate ac-
quuintanco with President Lincoln,
and a friendly correspondence was
kept up between tho two during the
greater portion of the war. On ono
occasion hor letter paper was adorned
wilh the Confederate motto, a snake
entwined around a Confederolo Hag,
and the inscription: "Don't tread on
us, or we will bite." t hen Lincoln
replied to the missivo, ho sent back tbo
motto with "bito" erased and the word
"but" substituted."
Broken down in health and bereaved
by tho loss of her father, who bad died
in tho endeavor to e licet her release
from captivity, "Belle Hoyd" deter
mined toleavo for foreign shores, and in
May, 187-1, sho embarked on the Grey
hound at North Carolina as the bearer
of important dispatches from Jeffer
son Davis andJuduhP. Benjamin to
tho Iriends of tho cause in London.
In endeavoring to run tho blockade,
however, tho Greyhound was captured
by a United Slntcs steamer. Belle
Boyd was taken to Boston, kept a
prisonor lor somo time, and finally
banished to Canada. From there she
wont to England, whero she passed
tbo second epoch of hor life. Sbo was
married at the aristocratic church of
SL James, Pieadilly, received with
open arms in tilled society, becamo a
widow, and finally, having a natural
talent lor the theatrical profession,
took to the stage.
Probably no person In the country
has been afllictod wilh so many 'doubles'
as this lady. Sinco her return to
America nnd niarriagoto Colonel J. 8.
Hammond, an Flnghab gontleman.onco
a member ol tbo noted "Louisiana
Tigers," she has completely sunk her
identity with that of ber husband, and
with the exception of u few occasions,
when she has appeared upon the plat
form as the talented render and elocu
tionist "Marie Isubello Hammond," her
mind has bocn engrossed with domestic
affairs. Yet every few months she is
vexed and annoyed by coming across
an announcement that "Hello Boyd,"
the ox-Confederate spy, has turned up
in somo part of tho country. Now tho
pretender is being ontortained by somo
prominonl Southerner; again sho is In
distress and soliciting aid. Several
years ago ono ot these bogus "Belles"
visited Atlanta on a lecturing tour and
was denounced by Captain SL Clair
Ahrams, oi the Jewt, as an Impostor.
Next morning sho prooeedod to the
omce and dotr.andcd satisfaction, which
being refused sho prooeedod to draw a
con plo of Derringers, but was seized
beloro the weapons could be pointed
Since that timo she has not turned up
in Georgia. The latest pretender turn
ed up in axabachio a lew woeks ago
under tbe Mneotjnrs. Murphy, and,
according j tbo Enterprise of that
place, was engaged in writing a bis-
tory of hor lifo ; but a brief and pointed
opistlo to a prominent citizen of that
place has probably by this time put a
quietus on her pretentions. As long
ago as ifli ti the Masons ol Alartinsburg,
Va., found it Dcoossarv to send a cir
cular to tho orail all ovor tho country
warning them against persons pretend
ing to bo the daughter of thoir do-
ceased brnthor, H. it. Boyd, Esq. The
genuino "Belle Boyd" has just com
tcmpiatod a play which is highly spok
on of, and contemplates making hor
ontroo upon the stage in this city in
tho coming Autumn. Philadelphia
Clearfleld borongb was the first die.
trict in the county to elect teacbors for
the coming year.
Nine now school honsoi are being
built in the county this Summer one
half ni many as were built last year,
Tbe Pennsylvania State Teachers'
Association will hold its next mooting
at Washington, Pa., July 26, 27 and 2&
We visited the publio sohools of Hus
ton and I'nion townships last week,
and found thorn doing fairly for Sum
mor schools. ...
When will thoy "hunt the rascal
down f" Our readers romombcr that
whon the famous "Morey letter" ap
peared reflecting Garfield's real senti
ments on Chineso cheap labor, tho
whole Republican gang, including their
sbain general, denounced it as a lorgery
and he cried out "hunt tbo rascal
down." FYom timo to time, we wero
told by the Jiow lork papors, tb
Tribune, Timet and other pap-sucking
concerns, that soon startling develop
ments would bo mado about the "for
gery." Public curiosity was thus ex
cited and the virtuous Republican office
holders said "wait a littlo ; somo big
fish will bo caught." But we have
waited since last October. Not only
is tbo "rascal who wroto the letter,
not bunted down, but tbo prosecution
of tho editor of the Truth for liblohaa
miserably failed ; neithorbas James A
Garfield appoarod in court to swear
that ho was not the identical "rascal'
who wroto that idontical letter on
"Chinese cheup labor."
But it transpires, that tho said Gar
field has since bis inauguration been
too busy at Washington in bunting
down Republican "rascals,"who throve
under the goody-goody, but no less
fraudulent administration of Hayes, to
givo any attention to that particular
"rascal w ho wroto the Moroy lettor,
And yot witb all the fuss and lumo at
Washington, there is no more progress
mado in tho Brady caso than tbero was
in the Jruth case in rtow York. How
awkward it would bo if tho wheels of
justice wore stopped, when ovidence
came home very closely to tho White
House ? It would not bo without pre
cedent bowovor; for we remember of
a ruler of yore, who once said to bis
Secretary "Let no guilty man esciio,
and when it came to pass in thoso days
that the meshes of tbo law closed
around about the Whito House, the
odict was mado void and tho guilty
mon did escape as they had dono in
times past. And thus beforo threo years
are gone by, bow empty and vain will
tho phraso sound : "Hunt tbo rascal
down I ' Williamnport Banner.
It is not ovory one who asks himself i
this question, ticeauso.strangely enough,
it is tho belief of most people that their
livos will be exceptionally lengthy.
However, lifo assurance companies aro
aware of tho credulous weaknesses of
tboso whoso lives they assure, and
have, therefore, compiled nu morons
tables of expectancy of life for thoir
own guidance, which aro carefully re
ferred to beloro a policy is granted.
Tho following is ono ol tbeso well au
thenticated tables in use among the
London assurance companies, showing
tho average length of lifo at various
ages. In tbo first column wo have the
present ages ol persons of average
health, and in tho second column wo
aro onubled to peep, as it were, behind
tho Bcenes of tho asauranco office, and
Now Washington and Nawburg
boroughs will each have sir months
school tho comminir term, with an in.
crease oi teaohora wages,
Tho OsPoola Borough School Board
has docided on a school term of seven
months, with a handsome increase in
the salary of the Principal..
Miss Annio L. Hull, teacher oi Mar
ron school, in r'crguson township,
sends us a list of students who attend
ed ovory day of the school term, viz :
Mattio Barrott.Nottie Wiloy.ldaSlraw
and Clair Shoff.
The programme for tho publio ex
aminations will appoar in the next issue
of this paper. The programme will
contain only tbe places and datos, tbe
manner in which these examinations
will be conducted, and thoir require
ments aro given in full on pages 67 and
58oftho"Teachor's Iland-Book." Thia
book should be in tbo hands of ovory
toacher previous to examination.
The Philadelphia Item has this to say
of Miss Mamie A. Irvin as a teacher:
On tbo occasion of the teatival lor the
benofit of tbo Methodist Episcopal
Church.TwentyfiveandBrown streets,
Miss Mamie Irvin, of Curwonsville,
gave some delightful readings, show
ing undoubted talent as an elocutionist.
This young lady's ability, both as a
reader and vocalist, would place hor in
the Ibromost ranks of either profession."
Tho toacher must know how to enter
nto tho hidden recesses of tbe youth-
lul mind, and from tbat point work
outward and upward. The pupil is
like a treasure in the sea, and the
teacher like a diver who goes to tbe
bottom to bring it up. Jl you do not
descend and ascertain first exactly
whore tho child's mind is, you will not
bring him up where you aro. Tho do
scent of tho teacher is essential to the
ascent of the pupil,
Tho follwing is a list of teachers who
havo boon married since the close of
tho publio schools last Winter :
F'emalos Grace S. Morrow, Jjbaws
villo ; Mary T. Sankcy, Lick Run M ills;
Lizzio Ross, Ostond ; Lizzie R. Mc
Ghee, Chest; Suo Fulkorson, Janes
villo ; Carrie LaTouche,Penfield ; Annie
Smith, Houlzdttlo; Mary Smith,Iiloom
ington. Gontlemon W.A.Ambroso.Oseeola;
'i. W. Fullerton, Clearfield ; 1). E. Bot
torf, Cloarfiold ; James E. Rorabaugh,
Now Washington; William. J. Owens,
Hloomington. Total, 13.
souk causes ron BAD svuools.
An Iowa Superintendent after ex
amining studonts 19 years of age in
spoiling and writing, gives some start
ling facts to tbe publio through a
Marshall county paper. Cbenp Direct
ors should read it.
Nino yoars is tbo average timo that
tbeso nineteen pupils have been in
school, and tbore is not one of thorn
tbat can write a lettor without marr
ing it with mistakes that would dis
grace a boy nine years old, that had
been properly trained, n hat have
these nineteen pupils been doing that
thoy can neither write, nor spell, nor
construct simple sentences? What
havo the teachers been doing? What
has produced this astonishing condi
tion f I think 1 can state some rea
sons why this school bas beon so suc
cessful in doing nothing ; but beforo
doing this, in justice to tbo other
schools, 1 will say that this is probably
the poorest school in Marshall county.
Tbero are plonty of just such schools in
the State, produced by the same un
happy combination til circumstances.
Tbo reasons are :
1. It is a town school having be
tween ono hundred and sixty and two
hundred pupils or scbooi-gomg ago,
therefore needs a man or woman ol
moro than ordinary ability at its head.
I. 1 here have been sixteen changos
of principals in nine years. (State
CcMro has mado but two changos in
tho same time.)
8. f or nine years it bas boen the
policy of the different boards controll
ing tbe school to employ the cheapest
material in tbe market. For nine
years tbe different boards havo been
waiting and watching lor a man who
would do first clasajwork for less money
than a second-ralo barber gets, and
gather from their tablo the number ot fA("ir have just found him.
years thoy will givo us to livo. This
tublo has bocn tbo result of careful
calculation, nnd seldom proves mis
leading. Of course sudden und prema
ture deaths, as well as lives unusually
oxtended, occasionally occur, but this
is a lablo ol the average expectancy of
nn ontiiinry man or woman :
Aro. More yeare to lire Aro. More ycara to lire.
1 .1 60 11
in il fill 14
2 41 70 a
Our readers will easily gather from
tbo above tabular statement the mini
bor of years to which thoir lives, so
cording to tho law of averages, may
reasonably too expected to exlcnd.
A Great Mind Dktiironku. Tbo
poet, John G. Saxo, lias such a
confirmed hypochondriao that no one
is ablo to convinco him he is not a
hopoless invalid. Since tho dealb of
his wifo no one can influonoo him, and
accordingly he is a trnublosomo pa
tient to his physician, Dr. Wandcrlich.
"1 never encountered a moro obstinnto
man," says tho Doctor ; "ho sits in his
room all day long, grioving over tho
loss of bis power as a poet, and imag
ining be is tho greatest suffcter. I
cannot detect that ho is physically any
worso than one of his ago would natur
ally bo supposed to be. His ailment
is chiefly menial and his mind has as
siimrd a most painful bypochondrical
hue. Jio imagines bo cannot eat any
thing, yet ho consumes any amount of
food. 1 hen he thinks ho has wasted
away in flesh, but I cannot deloet that
bo is growing at.y thinner, and I somo
limcs think that bo is gaining in flesh.
Ho dots not go out of his mom, and
ho cannot bo coaxed or driven to take
exercise 1 think if ho would tako
plenty of exercise, a change of scene
of his daily life and seek companions
who would divert his mina irom him
self, bo would recovor his animal spirits
and be mora like mo brilliant, witty
man ho onco was. This melancholy
which slolo upon him after the death
of his daughter was greatly enhanced
wbon he attempted to do somo litorary
work, and found bis pen faltered and
thai his thoughts wero weak. On the
Hay of tho funeral of his daughter
ftattie, Sunday, June b, many ot his
friends attended the services expect.
ii g to catch a glimpse of him, but bo
did not Icavo his room and could not
bo induced to ride to tho cemetery."
Tho lorly five dsvs fast of Griscom,
ol Chicago.sayslbe Philadelphia Times,
has not shown that it is particularly
to anybody's advantage to go without
food solong as that. Griscom wasn't
as handsomo a man when bo finished
as be was when bo began, but ho bad
a great deal more appetite.
4 Tbo only timo the patrons man
ifest any particular interest, is at the
annual elections ; then two parties are
organized. Tbo following aro the
principles of the two parlies as shown
both by their actions and statements.
These aro not tho principles of tbe en
tiro community. Thoro are mon in
this district who deprecate tbe manner
in which tbe school intorosts aro man
aged, but they aro powerless. Thoy
rocognizo the groat wasto of time and
money, and are fully alive to the fact
that tbeir children are boing dofraudod.
Tbo only issuo at the election is tbe
teacher. Tho party favorablo to re
taining him adopt tho following prin
ciples: 1. Wo aguin pledgo ourselves to
tho policy of a poor and choap school.
2. And, sinco it has pleased the
Great Ordainer to give us such a school
undor tho present management, wo
pledgo ourselves snow to support the
present economical (?) administration.
I'ltiNciri.iB or the opposition.
1. Wo also lavor a cheap school.
2. We demand tho subordination of
tho teachers to tho whims and caprices
of our children.
3. The right of our children to do
aa thoy please shall not bo questioned.
4. Wo execrate tho courso of the
present principal in his efforts to con
trol tbo school, as wo are opposed to a
centralization of power,
5. We bclievo that anybody can
teach school.
(. Wo bolievo that tbo succoss of the
school depends on tho frequency of the
change of teachers.
7. o do not lavor any now-lan-
gled notions. We think a knowledge
of tho three R's enough for a boy, and
too much lor a gin.
8. The opinion that a want of at
tendance and punctuality retards the
progress of tho pupil and injures tho
school is a moro assumption.
!i. We mutually pledge ourselves
nover to visit the school.
10. We shall accopt with implicit
faith and rel anco any statements made
by our children.
11. W e shall denounce, as danger
ous to tbo liborty of our children, any
parent wbo shall visit tbe school,
cither to encourage tbo toscher, or to
ascertain as to the truth ol statements
made by tbo children.
12. We believe that teacbors ran
do just as good work without as with
13. Wo congratulate ourselves on
the success wilh which we have always
boen ablo to maintain these principles.
Men, actuated by principles like
these, rob the children and waste the
publio money. It la not necessary
that tbey proclaim their views irom a
house top , their actions speak.
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