Clearfield Republican. (Clearfield, Pa.) 1851-1937, July 27, 1881, Image 1
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LINGLE, A T T O R N E Y - A T - LAW, l.n Fhlllpebura;, Outre Co., Pa. y:pd JOLAND D. 8WOOPE, ATTORNEY AT LAW, CorweBariUe, Clearfleld eoanty. Pa. oot. , 'JO-tf. 0 SCAR MITCHELL, ATTORNBY AT LAW, CLEARFIELD, PA. "uji- wio neeiorni omitting, lup-elair), Oct. . '78.tr. r pitAEL TEST, ATTORNEY AT LAW, Clearfleld, Pa. j-OSee one door oaet of Show Hooeo. Jyll,'f AY f.M. M. McCULLOUGII, ATTORNEY AT LAW, CLEARFIELD, PA. OffiM In Maaonio building. Second atreet, op pose tba Court lloaae. ja28,'78-tf. y C. ARNOLD, I, AW & COLLECTION OFFICE, CURWKNHVILLB, Clearfleis. Coantr, Penn'a. Tty BEOCKBANK, ATTORNEY AT LAW, CLEARFIELD, FA. ap ll,77-ly i t in Opera Ilou.e. It 1 . A. Wai.lac, IlttMr F. Walla Darin L. Kaiai K. WAI.LACB. r A I, LACE 4 KREBS, ATTORNEYS-AT-LA W, jnl tl ClrarUeld, Pa. 8 ; MIT II V. WILSON, lllorncy-ttt-I.atc, ( M-'MU'IELD, PENN'A gr-OtBr In the Maaonlfl Building, orer the J. K. SNYDKR, ATTORNEY AT LAW, CLEARFIELD, PA. "fli.-a nrtr the Oiunty National Dank. Juna 18, '78tf. j;i:AXK (I. HARRIS, ATTORNEY AT LAW, CLBABrliLn, Paaa'a. Kirt-clati Lifa aod Fita Inauran Conpaoica Tff"Offipa In tba Opera IIouh.iMl Mar. lOll-lyO ikoi. a. a l' BRAT... oraea aeaooa. JURRAY & GORDON, A ATTORNEYS AT LAW, CLEARFIELD, PA. ,Mr-OBr. la Pia'i Opera Boaia, aaoond noor. yiLLIAM A. HAGERTY, tTT01l.rt!V..1T-L1 , Hint B over T. A. Fleck Cih'a store, CLEARFIELD, PENN'A ,-fr-Hill atleod to all legal bu.lne.i will Tuiotoall and fidelity. febll.O-tf. IJXI'a I. a 8NALLT PABIBL W, B'CUBDT, fcKNALLY & McCURDY ATTORNEYS-AT-LA W, aiearneia. ra Mr-Laral bttainaaa attandad to promptly witbj S lelity. offloo oa Seooad atroot, abora tba Firat .tH.nJ llank. Jan:lt7e T F. McKENRICK., a DISTRICT ATTORNEY, ' CLEARFIELD, PA. All leral buitaeat antrnitad to hla oar. will re fair, prumpt attantion. jfLfrOfflre In tba Coart Houaa. au;U,l878 ly. G. KRAMER, ATTORNEY-AT LAW, Real Eitata and Collaotloa Agent, CLEAHflEM), PA., Will promptly attend to all legal builnaaa aa truMan to bia oara. -0ce la Pl.'a Opera IIoaH. Jaol'TI. JOHN L. CUTTLE, - ATTORNEY AT LAW. tud Ileal EatRte Aent, Clearfleld, Pa Offlea oa Tbird etreat, bat.Cbarry A Walnut. 4rReapaetfnlly offer, bia Berrloealn a.lling and buying l.nda la Clearfleld and adjoining eoantie. t and witb .R .ip.rieao.otor.rtir.otT yeara aa a aarveyor, flatter, blmaair that ba ei render aatlafaalloa. Feb. 18i88:tf, I'lnisiriniiS' (fiirds. D R E. M. SCHECRF.R, HOMEOPATHIC PHYSICIAN, OOoa la roaideao. oa Firat at. April 14, 1871. Clearteld, Pa. jyi. W. A. MEANS, I'HYSICIAN & SURGEON, DUBOIS CITY, PA. Will attend profeaalonal ealla promptly. auglO'TO R. T. J. HOTER, I'HYSICIAN AND SUROKON, Oflleo oa Market Street, Clearfleld, Pa. "-('Bne boarf i to 11 a. at., and I to I p. JU. J. KAY WRIGLEY, IIOMBOPATBIO PHYSICIAN, .PO-Offlre adjoining tbe rerldenfa tf Jamao Wrulry, K,., oa Second St., Clearfleld, Pa. Jiyil,'7-tf. fj C. JKXKIX3, M. D., VJTa I'HYSICIAN ANDSUKGEON I Ct'RWENSVILLB, PA., ''fUcre at midroca. eoraar of fitata and Pine '"'a. inn. tb. U8l-ti. 1) U. H. B. VAN VALZAH, ( I.KARKIELD, PKNN'A. 1 Hit K I.N ltKSHHNCK, CORNER OF FIRST AND I'INE BTRKKTS. t- OBce hour. From 11 lo I P. M. May II, IS7I. JJU. ). V. BURCUFIELD, bate Sargeoa af tba Old Reglajonl, P.BB.ylranla Volant..ra, bavlag r.tara.d froaj tbe Amy, ffera hli profeeateeel aerrto.o to Ueaitla.a. f Clearfleld eoenly. aay-Proreeileaalealll promptly attended to. M oa Seeoad ilrtat, foraierl eoeapled by " Waodl. (aprt,' U CLEAR! JEOGOLASB, Editor fc Proprietor. PRINCIPLES, NOT MEN. TEBMS-$2 pe, annnn, In idvano.r VOL. 55-WIIOLE NO. 2,731. " CLEARFIELD, PA., WEDNESDAY, JULY 27, 1881. NEW SERIES-V01, 22KNO. 29. WILLIAM M. nENRY, Justice or tao Pbacb ird Scsitbbbb, LUM1IIK OITY. Colleetione undo and aaoner nromntlr paid orer. Artieloe of agreement and daada of eoaroyanoo aaatly exeonted and warranted eor root or ae .barge. Iljy'78 HENRY BRETU, (OHTKRD r. O.) JUSTICE OF THE PEACE roK RRLL TOWRIHIF. May , 18TB lye JAMES MITCHELL, DRALRB IM Square Timber & Timber Lands, JaM'T CLEARFIELD, PA. V. UOYT, Land Survevor and Civil Engineer, PHILIPSBURO, PA. jaT" All builneea will bo attende I to promptly. Dae. It, 1980. ly. REUBEN HACKMAN, House and Sign Painter and Paper Hanger, Clearfleld, Penti'a. -tuWtll tiMOt lobe In hli line Dromrttlv and in ruranian..Ke manner. apM.OT I?RANK FIELDING AND WILLIAM I). B1GLER, TTOUJfE i-a-AT-LA W, CLKAIIF1ELD, PA. Nor. 17th, 18S0.tr. WEAVER. & BETTS, DKALBRI III Real Estate, Square Timber, Saw Logs, AND LUMBER OF ALL KINDS. A-trOffiot on Keoond atreet. in rear of atore mom of Ueorge Weaver A Co. f j-ott, '78-tf. RICHARD HUGHES, JUSTICE OF THE PEACE TOR Ilttatur Totrnthlp, Oaoeola Milli P. 0. II onlaiat bmlneti antraitad to bim will bo promptly nttended to. ncb2V, '78. ITAKKY SNYDEK, LX BAHUKR AND UAIRDKESSKR. Bhop on Market .St., oppoilte Court Home. A elean towel for every tiaitomer. Alio dealer la Heat llrandi of Tobarco aud Clgari. . ript1,U, Pa. mhf 11, 'Ta JAMES H. TURNER, Jt'STICK OP TUE PEACE, Waliacetou, Pa. -U baa prepared hi ma elf with all the neceet-ary blaok furtua under the Peniion and Buuntr lawa. aa well aa blank Uaetla. ete. All legal mattera entruated to hia eara will receive prompt attention. May Tib. IHIV-lt, G. H. HALL, PRACTICAL PUMP MAKER, NEAR CLEARFIELD, PENN'A. M-Pampa alwaya on hand and made to order an abort notice. Pipea bored on reasonable tenaa. All work warranted to render aatlafaetion. and delivered if deaired. mylft:lypd Ijlvcry ISlnble. Til R snderilgnad bega leave to Inform the pub lie that ha ta now folly prepareel to aeommo- date all In the way of furoiihing Hx.eei, Buggiea, Haddlea and Harnaaa, on tbe ahorteat notioe and an reasonable term a. Realdenoeon Loeostatreat, aetween inira and rourtb. KO. W. OEAR0ART. Clearfleld, Feb. 4, 1874. THOMAS H. FORCEE, DB1LBB IB GENERAL MERCHANDISE, CRAIIAMTUM, Pa. . Alao,attenairo manaractarar and dealer In Square itmoer ana eawea Lnmuerol all atnda. ay0rdore tolleltod Bad all Wills promptly lied. jyll'M I. SNYDER, PRACTICAL WATCHMAKER ARB PBALBB IB Wstcboi, Clocks and Jewelry, Orakam't J!ea, ifarlel StrMl, CLEARPIEM), PA. All kind, of repairing la bit line promptly Bl ended to. Jan. lit, 1870. am ki anna. CARaoLL I.. 11PDLI. Clearfleld Insurance Agency. fit: Ml V BtnOLE, lrents, Rtpreaenttbe following and other firtt-claea Oo'i Cnmnanlea. Aaaeta. Lfmpool London A 0..be V. S. Dr..$4,xn,fi9 Lyeoming on mutual A oaab plana..,.. ft.OHO.OftO Phwnit, of Hartford, Conn J,f321.0NS Inauranrre Co. of North America ,4:iS,H74 North Brltlih A Mercantile U. B. Br- l,7Ht,MS Scott Wh Coiumerotal U. 6. Brancb...H (irf.Uft Wateiiown TH.8I Travelera (Life A Aoeident) 4,61)6,464 omee oo Market bt., opp. Ceurt llouae, Clear 6eld, Pa. Juno I, 7 t(. JR Tl MW ARB, II A H D W A R E, and HOUSE FURNISHING GOODS, and NEEDLES, ATTACHMENTS AND PARTS, and all klnria of SEWING MACHINES, 00 TO 0. B. MKRRELL, . Agont, CLEARFIELD, PA. Jon. I, '80 If. Insurance Agency -OF- WILUAM 0. HELMBOLD, Pallon illotk, Curtrrmrillt, Pa, Companies Represented i Commercial linlm Irjl. Co., Aiaeta .l,0nl,;(ij It Firemen'e Fond Im. Co.,A.iet I.10,0IT 0 I'nioB loaoraBOO Co.. Ameta - 1.020,0:17 Trarelare'Aeoiilent Itil Co . Afiete.. l,tlO,l3H Northern Ine. Co. of New York Aa'li Ht,m 00 Laureate plaoad oa all kinde of property at jnltabl. r.t.e. uarwcnerllle, ra, raa. io, inoi-u. THE MUTUAL BENEFIT LIFE INSU RANCH COMfAXY, Newark, N. I. INCORPORA'LBD mi. Pl'RRLY Ml'TrAL. AaaRTR, Job. I, 18HI, ae aaeartaload by Kianlntng uomoitMioaarB r Mauacbiuatta.Obloand.N.w J.re.T U5.TJ8.8lt J .iiaiLiriaa. aa etatrd by theeame. 11,011,4.18 8t Si Rl-Lrn by Max rbu'. Btandard. ,8lt,.1l 08 Brant's by New York Btandard... ,08l,0t 08 All prOlelM nonforfeitable after eeeond year i lowaapanfM, lerge dlf tdendi d.. alarrd aad paid .a.ry year alar org.a laalion ; ample .orflul I aorrender ralael aioat liberal j loeaai promptly adj.tted aad paid OrrirRR. i l.IWIfl 0. OROVER, PRaan-BRf. JAM KA B. PKARS'tN. Vice l'aitnT. En. L. DoaaiRR. Her'y. Tnao. MaoBRBTt.Traaa. POTTKH A KB) KM, mate ageala, .II rial. aat atrM, I'blladelphla, Pa. B. M. aj'EllAl.l.y.SnwIalArenl. Otlo. la Hoeaop'a batldtag, Markat llrael, Clearfleld, Pa. RIU. I s. SUMMER. 8b weika between the taaaelled oorn, Whoae aerried rank a btr fair faoe eereea j She (treeti me with a earelaaa eaorn, And cornfu) laughter rioga between. filaok-bilrtd, red tlppdthr dark, bright f-o. j um tj oi mrvrj woman WDlin ) Iler form Ibe mould of oiuotii grane, Hupp la and ainooih, tad roiiod of limb. And U It Ptmmftr I btholi, A breathing ipleodor itrttohed and warm 1 Within her bmom'i plantoKiua fuld 6 ha thruiti brown and aLapelj arm. Tbiifharreit nymph, whoa loottned braid Uropa down a oback of glowing tan, lararnala Hummer ii, and mado To aatiaf tba haart of man. Nay, but a luipla ivuntry Ian, That dark, alma dan t beauty wean ; Her popped alumbaraiofilt The ripened harreat warmth ahe iharei. Diid her eouoh the beat h iora Her tilken couch, with graeo o'arlaid Wboae gliitening ipoara I paa before, And laava nubarmed my barefoot maid. Elaine Uoo-ialt. TRAIN ROBBERIES. SOME OF THE EX PL.OITS OF THE JAMES BROTHERS. POW THE CAREER Of THEIR FORMER COMPANIONH, TUB YOCNOKK BROTH EHH, WAS BROUOHT TO A CLOSE lit MINNESOTA. Kansas City. July 10. 1881. In lurmuuon uus Dven ruooivua hero nt a train robbery which occurred at Win niori, b rtiniion on ilia rouu within a Bhoi t umtanco ol Cumeron. Tho rob bers wero aix in number supposed to uo unuur tuuiuatiursnipoi jesso James. Tho men boarded the train which leaves this city at 0:30 P. 41., at Cam eron. At Winston, where the train stopped, they stood up in the aislo ol the car with drawn revolvers. Onoof the bandits, a man with heavy black whiskers, advanced with a rovolvor in each hand, toward Wm. Wcslfull, the conductor, and ordered him to hold up his hands. The conductor was slow in complying with tho domand, and was shot through the heart by tho des perado. Ono of tho other men then shot tbrounh tho heart John McCul louch, a Btono cutter, ot Wilton Juno tion, Iowa, who turned outward in his seat. The morl wont through tho train to tho express car and overpowored ino u. B. express aiesscnger, (Jhus. Murray, of this city, who was intimi dated into opening the safe from which 5,000 woro taken. Tho desporadoes men went lo tho engine and told tho engineer to start his train. This be could not do on account of the auto matic brake, and he was at onco fired upon by tho robbers. Tho engineer put out tho lights in the cabin and crawled along tho footboard to tho pilot, extinguished tho headlight, and lay down on the pilot. The robbers made no search for him, but departed. No attempt was made to rob the passen gers. Tho population about Winston rose up en niaMr?, and armed men are now industriously seeking the despera does. The railroad robbery at Winston bears the marks ol the famous James and Younger "boys'" workmanship, though it lias been the fashion of late years to lay all such crimes to their ac count when tho perpetrators woro un known, and less distinguished despora does have trailed on the terror of their name. Tho Jameses and Youngers woro graduated from tho Confederate guerilla service in Wostern Missouri, and to desperato courago added a per iod acquaintance with the West from Iowa to the Indian Territory. They had the furthor advantage of a wido circle of rclativos and acquaintances more or loss admiring and sympathetic and finally worked up thoir coups skilfully under innumerable disguises and aliases, appearing by turns wild riders and as peaceful tl rovers and cat tle-traders. They raroly acted in lull forco; ono, two or threo of them, probably nnder assumed names, would recruit a small but sufficient band from among the desperadoes of tho ironlier; llto Mow would be struck hundreds ol miles from the point at which tncy baa last appeared, then retreating rapidly southward or west ward the plunder would he divided and the band would break up, while pur suit would bo distracted by tho dis covery that tho other three or four "boys, who had boon "positively identified," had boon at homo in the vicinity of Kansas City all the time. Their history for the gonoral public opens with thedescenton Russcllvillo, Ay., March 20, 1KI1H, when a dor.on mounted men entered tho town and galloping up and down with cocked pistols kept the townsmen within doors whilo two of their number ontorod tho bank, "covorod" tho eashior, emptied tho safe and rodo away, being chased across tho Mississippi ami well up into Northern .Missouri, but finally cscap ing. J ins was a "Donelit excursion to obtain funds to send a sick member ol tho baud to flea. In December, 18li!), a similar exploit was repeated at dulla tin, Mo., with ono additional detail one of tho robbors blew out the brains of Cashier John W. Streets. Thoy wore traced to Liny county, Mo., where, as usual, the trail was lost. The J amoses, who havo a penchant for cor- resiiondcnce, wroto to tho Governor offering to stand thoir trial if guaran teod fair play, proving an alibi, but ho declared that such action was noedloss. Tho next raid was on Columbus, Ky., April 28th, 1871, whon tho "boys" got away in safely to Missouri, killing anothor cashier. Juno d, 1st 2 six ol them struck Corydon, la- robbed tbo hank and escaped, beating off the pur suing Sheriff, who came unwith them. In October of the same your, at sunset, there wasmado lucccesslul raid on tho office of tho Kansas City Exposition while some 20,000 people woro on tho grounds. May 26, 187S,Sto. (ioneviovo, Mo., was attackod and plundered, and the money having been divided in the woods near nt. Louis, the band rodo away. July 21, they ditched a Hock Island and 1'aciflu train near Council lilufl's, and while two of thorn hold tho terrified passengers in check the othors nibbed the express car. Again tbo freebooters got away, though chased to the vicinity ol Moncgaw Springs, tho homo ot the loungers, in .No vember they "flagged" an Iron Moun tain train at dad o Hill, sixty miles from St. Louis, terrorised tho passen gers and "hands," robbed the express car, sent a telegram to the St. Louis press reporting the occurrence and rodo away to the southward. At Mal vern, Ark., inDocember,and KI I'asto, J ex., In tbe following April, limy over hauled express sn Cos on the stago routes Alter the last exploit the first of the gang came to grist "Jim" lioed, who was mortally wounded by a Texan Sheriff in a quarrel and who diod ad milting his share In tho robberies hat refusing to divulge the names of his associates. At this time, too, occurred several tragical episodes. A posso un der ex Captain Loins Lull, of the Chi cago polico, went to bosiege the Young ors at MonegawSnringsandmet "Jim" and John Younger on the road. The latter was killed but Lull was thot. Whicbor, anothor Chicago detective, spent a long time in working up a case against tho Jaraca boys, and just as it was cotnplotod was made a prisoner, carried away sevoral miles and shot to death on tho highway. Another at tempt was niailo by throwing a tomb or fire-ball into the bandits' bouso at night, the officers being in wait to shoot thum down as thoy escaped, but tho only result was the killing ot a child and tho maiming of a woman, whilo as soon as the detectives bad retreated tho farmor suspected of giving thorn information was killed. The next truin robbery was at Muncie, Kan., in I)o- ceinbor, 1875, when some t30,000 worth or currency, coin and gold dust rewarded the brigands. Soon after wards a Kansas City "rough," by name "Hilly" McUaniels, was arrested tor drukenness, and some ot the property was found on him. He was mortally wounded while endeavoring to escapo, but died and mado no sign. Simul taneously another section of tho gang raided Corinth, Miss., and escaped into the guerilla stronghold ol Western Missouri, In tho following Snrintrfour oi them rouo into it est irgiinn, and robbed tho bank, but their horses broke down during the pursuit and Thomson McDaniels was killed, while John Kean was sent to tho peniten tiary, romaining impervious to threats or rewards, whon approached on the subject of his companions. At Otter- ville, Mo., soon alterwards they robbed tho Missouri Pacific Express, sweep- ng some sis.utiu into tiieir historic 'old wheat-sack." Tbo man who hud held their horses. liobbs, Kerry, was captured and con victed, but denied knowing who they were. In September for tho first lime thoy met courageous folks and found themsolvesin a strange country. They attached tho bank at Northfield, Minn., and shot tho cashier, but tho towns people began skirmishing and in three minutes tho bandits were in lull re treat, lcaving"Clei" Miller and Willium Chadwcll dead. Tho six survivors wero hotly pursued and turned tofight. "Charlio" Pitts was killed ; one of the Youngers was terribly wounded and the other brothers refusing to leave him fell into the bands of the olllcers, aud wero sent to the Jfinnosota Peni tentiary, whero they now aro ; while Prank and Jesse James, one bit in tho leg and one shot through tho breast, escaped to Nebraxkaand thenco homo, finitlly going to New Mexico. Rut in Outober, 1S79, another and a success ful raid was made on (ilondulo, Mo. Thereafter there was nothing heard of tho Jameses till Jcsso and twocompan. ions, in a mirthful moot), took posses sion of a dining room car at Kansas City, ordered and ate their dinner with their revolvers on the tables, and left tho car nt Odcssn, bidding the wallers "charge threo dinners to tho Govern ment." In April last there was a re port that tho Jameses bad been trucked to Adairsville, Ky., and wero bcBcigcd there, but nothing moro enmo ol it. Tho present robbery is exactly in their style. Tbey and a brolhor-in-law of tho Youngers, John Jarratt, are likely to have been the leaders. Mr. Robert Pinkerton, of Pinkor- ton's Uotcetivo Agency, said yesterdoy that he had boon employed at different times for the past ton yoars in tho pursuit of the James and Younger brothers. '1 heir bureau had lost threo detectives killed, and in addition to these tho robbers had disposod of threo other detectives not employed by their agency. Mr. t 'inker Ion tola several interesting stories about tho James Younger gang. Thoy aro, ho said, tho most accomplished and successful out laws in tho United States. Thoy know every path and by-way in thoir nativo Stato, Missouri, and whon closely pur sued know exactly whoro to take rofugo for safety, Kverywhcro tho people cithor oponly enroll rngo and aid them or else decline to betray their movements. I'ivoorsix families havo been ordered to sell their farms by tho robbers, merely on suspicion, and as they knew thai refusal meant death they did so and moved away. Among the young men ol tho region the rob bers aro exalted into heroes, and it is said that Jcsso Jumos has only to raise his finger in his own part of tho Stato to command as many voluntoors as ho roqniros for ay desperate docd. When tho robbors are closely pursued, as thoy havo been frequently of late, they separate. It tho pursuers follow tao closely tho robbors form ambush. In tins way several parties of tho no toctivos and two or throe Sheriffs' posses havo como to grief. Now Mexico, the Indian country, iexas and even Mexico are as well-known to these daring froobootcrs as thoir own State, and when occasion requires they rido rapidly into theso regions for safety. ui ino murtiors committed iy tbogang thero is no full record. Six detectives who havo boon put on thoir trajl havo met bloody deaths. Of theso Lull, Whitchor and Harris wero employed by Pinkerton. Tho brothers, who aro supposed to live at Kearney, Clay County, Mo., with their mothor, now Mrs. jir. Samuels, aro both tall, strong and well built men. Jesse is credited with tho gi'ontcsl amount of intelli f;tuice, hut it Is said that their mother ins organir.od and diroctod all tho operations of the band. On ono oc casion her bouso was surrounded by a thousand indignant citizens who were in search of Iter sons, and a hand gronado that was thrown intn'tho win dow blew her arm oft. In spilo of llio pain alio did not flinch, but prosentod herself to tho citizens and defiod them to do their worst. St. Loins, July IS. A despatch from Kansas city ,snys: "ShorifTTimborlako, of Clay county, who wilh a posso has Docn searching for tho Kock island train robbers, returned to-day without having captured anybody or oven get ting on a trail. The residence of Mrs. Samuels the mothor of tho James boys, has been closely watched, but nothing was discovered in the shape ot a clue as lo who tho robbors are. Josh IliixiNtis' Prayer New Ver sion. Krnm too many friends, and trnm things wilh luce ends, deliver us I rrom a wife who don t luv ns, and from children who don't look like us, deliver us I From wealth without chanty, from pride without senso, from pedigrees worn out, and Irom all rich relations, dolivor nsl Prom snaix In tho grass, from nails in our butos.f'rom torchlight process ion and Irom all nil rum, deliver us I From pack peddlers Irom young folks in luv, from old aunts without money, and kolury mnrbis, deliver us! from newspaper sells, and pills that ain't fixln, from lemale who faint, and men who flatter, dolivor nsl From virtus without fragrance, from butter that smells, from nigger Lamp meolings, and from cats that are uourt ing. deliver as I From other folks secrets ana Irom our own, and women committees, de liver ut I iBI A CYCLONE'S AWFUL WORK. A TOWN IN MINNESOTA ALMOST DEMOL ISHED IN AN INSTANT UPWARDS OF A I1UNDIIED not'SES DESTROYED A SCENE OF DESTIICCTION ANDCONFUB1ON-D.AVO0 OP THE I.ltlllT.MINtl. Minneapolis, July 18. A dreadful cyclone, terrible in its effects, devas tated iSow I Im, Minnosotn, on Friday, killing several and wounding many of its inhabitants. The city is sitnatcd on tho right bank or the Minnesota river and on tho Winona and St. Petor Railroad. It is the county seat of Brown county and has 3,500 inhabit ants. It contained a largo number of tino buildings, among them two mills, five public schools, two aeadomios, sev eral churches costing from 5,000 to f a,000 and tho fine-tt ptiblio ball in tho NorthwosL . Tj recounts ol the disaster havo been delayed because ot tno prostration ol the teleirranh wiros. Dispatches received to day say tRat the cyclono struck tho town shortly bcloro fivo o'clock on Friday afternoon, demolishing ovor one hundred build ings and killing or vounding upwards of thirty persons. Thouirh othor towns in tho vicinity wore visitod by the storm to a greater or less degreo of violonco the full ftrce ol tho cyclone vented itself at New Vim. According to tho ovidenco of cyo-witnessos two tornadoes mot right over tho place and tho work of destruction was accom plished in less thai fiflcon minutes. Tho course of tho cyclone could be distinctly discerned and it seemed to be moving In sepamto volumes from tho north und sou lb. THE COUINt) TORNADO. At 4 30 o'clock black clouds gather ed with great rapidity. Tho thunder mid lightning was terrific and tho wind blew a hurncano, while tho rain de scended in blinding shouts. There was a moment's lull and then the cy cltnie struck the town, ulmost destroy ing it, ami then disappeared as suddenly as it came. Its effects are almost in describable. Some houseb wore struck by lightning ; others woro lilted up bodily by lliu violence of tho winds, and others woro demolished by flying debris from oilier buildings, scores ut dwellings and stores woro entirely do stroyed. Very few escaped uninjured but many had their roots blown on" or woro so badly injured by the wind that they will havo to bo pulled down and rebuilt. 1 ho storm was most do. Blrtictivo in the north end of tho city and .whole blocks of framo buildings wero swept away. Hardly a barn or a stable escaped, and it is estimated that over one hundred horses and cat tlo havo been destroyed. The roof ol tho Merchant's Hotel was carried blocks through tho air and hurled against Mr. Jacob Miller's house, which it completely demolished, but fortunately tho Miller family escaped before the crash come. J. ti. Ran dolph, Mayor of the city, estimates the totul loss at 1500,000 and the lowest estimate is .'150,000. Asido from the loss of life tbo worst featuro of tho calumity is that nono of tho proporty destroyed is insured against accidents of this kind. Many have lost thoir all, Tho citizens havo, bowovor, without exception, mot tho disastor bravely and even choerfully, ant aro taking prompt and decisive steps to repair tho damage, though all agreo that, noxt to tho Indian massacre, it was tbo most disastrous blow Now Ulm has over re ceived. Tho streets aro tilled wilh the debris of tho shattered buildings, and on every eido evidences of tho wreck are visible. Tho largo two-story brick meat markotof M. F.pple was entirely demolished and J). Woschckes two story brick drug etoro and rcsidonce waslevclcd to theground. I ho Moth odist and Lutheran churches, both substantial brick edifices, woro swept away, and the steeples ot threo Koman Calholio churches wero blown off and the buildings gutted. Ono sido of the brick dry goods sloro of Redman & Hchram was blown down and tho stock dustroyed. Tho Dukota House, the leading hotel, was partially destroyed, The roof of tho Court House was lifted bodily into tho air and has not boon seen since. 'I he hnndsomo residence ot William Rofender, ox-Slato Trcasuror, which stands on a bluff somewhat in the roar of tho cily, was completely gutted, though all the inmates escaped unhurt. Jjjfevcngcr s furniture sloro, M M tiller's hnrdwaro storo, Poeser's establishment andF. Hack's tnachino shop wero all destroyed, besides a number ol othors. A sugar factory and two public school buildings are in ruins and tbo remaining school Douse partly demolished. HAVOC OF THE I.IOHTNIStl. Tho lightning struck tho depot throe times, but mado no impression on it. Kvory livery stablo in town has been destroyed. The heaviest individual loss fulls on J. llonenstoin, who had just completed a brick brewory at a cost of .'!(), 000. The building was entirely destroyod ; no insurunco. Lightning struck the boiler room of tbo Empire flouring mill and shattered the building, letting out 20,000 bushels of wheut, which is irreparably dam aged. The Eagle flouring mill, which hud just been completed, wus also badly damaged by tho tornado. Van duEon-A Co.'s elevator oscaped, though it stands nenr tho Empire mill. A lot of buildings struck by lightning caught fire and tho town would havo been destroyed in this way hut for the rain, which descended in torronts. The only lumber yard in tho town, owned by Miller Si Schoror, was struck sim ultaneously by lightning and tornado and has not been seen since. Eyo wit nesses stato that tho scer.o during and immediately after the storm was fear ful to contumplato and beyond tho do scriptivo powers of tho most graphic pen. Peoplo who wero out on the streets at tho lime wero literally blown away and numbers wero wounded by flying debris. Wbolo sections of tin roofing wero sent sailing through the air by tho fury of the storm and twist od and crumpled up liko paper. TUE HEAD AND WOl'NllED. A tho victims of the sad catastro phe aro scattered ovor a comparatively largo area it Is Impossible to get an exact list of the killed and wounded, especially as the cyclone also visited West Newton and caused several deaths, In addition to tho damage done in this placo a largo quantity of grain has been destroyed in the neighbor hood. A a soon as the first shock was over the citixens rallied grandly and vied with each other In attending lo tho wounded, tho Histoisof Charity, especially, doing work which will long to remembered by all with gratitude. Subscriptions havoalrnady commenced lo pour in, tho members of the La Crosse Hoard of trade, who left here Friday morning, raising a collection of tl 15 In the cars as soon as they oeard of the disaster, 1 bis (Saturday) ovoning meotiog wm hold In Uuiun REPUBLICAN. Hall, Mayor Randolph presiding. A relief committee of teu was appointed to devise ways and moans for success fully meeting the effects of the disaster. THE TRACK OF THE CTCL0NE. A correspondent who visited the scone of the disaster at Now Ulm givos the following description ol tbo terri ble ruin wrought: Tbo first placo whoro any of the offocts of tho storm wero seen was about throo miles west of Now Ulm. Hero it tore down a houso and killed a number of cattle anu nurses. ino mcmuers ol one family saved themselves by going to me cellar bcloro tbo storm rencbed them. Where tho storm struck tho railroad track tho ground is linod with bedding, furnituro, wagon whools, farm machinery, otc. West of Now Ulm tho wind tore down the telegraph polos ano completely ruinod the crops. The heads ot wheat wore cut off as clean and smooth as though done by a head ing machine, f rom the place whore tno storm first struck into Jow Ulm ovorything wub swopt away for the width of about one mile. The sight is sickening. Trees woro torn up by tho roots and neither a houso nor barn is left standing in the line of the storm. A gentleman who stood on a bluff two miles north ot Now Ulm and witnessed tho cyclone says that it was the grand est and most terrible sight of which ho was over a witnosB. One cloud camo f rom tho northwest and ono from the northeast. hon tbey met it ap peared to bo a contest as lo which should havo the right of way. Tbe storm struck Now Ulm at 4:48 and lasted just twelve minutes, and in that brief titno not less than l.'iOO.OOO worth ol property was destroyed and a num bur of persons killed and many wound ed. Luring tho storm lliuio was a perfect bluzo of firo balls. Jt would havo been almost as dark as midnight had it not boon for the continued dai lies of lightning, it would tako col umns to give a full list of tho lost proporty, but an cstimato of twenty men places tho damage at 8300,(100. tho threo churches wero completely destroyed and Turner Hull was par tially demolished. Glass fronts wero completely wrocked. Not less than ono hundred horses wore killed, many being lifted bodily and curried a lone distanco. Tbo furin machinery depot ol rierson & llomucrg was totally wrecked and tho machinery, including filly self binding reapers, shivered into splinters. . AID FOR THE BI'FPKRERS. Senator Peterson, Colonel KcvnL'or and Mr. Hubleks arrived this morning lo secure coffins and other necessaries and to visit the Governor to take steps ior rendering wnat aid may bo neces sary. A largo forco of mechanics and a quantity of lu in her will be sent to the place to repair damages as best may bo. Tho storm extended through Nicollet county, through tho towns of West Newton and Sovoranco, but ow ing to tho ahsonco of tolegraphio facili ties tho extent of tho loss ot life and property cannot yot bo ascertained. Everything in tho lango of tho storm was loveled witb the ground and the growing crops wero shorn off as though with a scythe in tho track oi the storm. It is reported that in Cambria several houses and barns wero demolished by tho samo storm, but this cannot bo verified. Thoroisnodonbtthat search will develop a further loss of lilo. as some of thoso now missing will proba- niy oe in tno ruins. At felnroly, noar Crookston, on tho St. Paul and Mani toba Railroad, a cyclone on Thursday night demolished two elevators, with a capacity of 400,0110 bushels. EXTENT OF THE STORM. A special from Rector says: Tbo cyclono which struck Now Ulm devas tated a stretch of country a milo wido and forty miles long. It traveled in a southeasterly direction, passing through the townships of Willlngton, I almyra and t;niro. The extent of tho damago cannot yet bo ascertained, but a gentleman from Cairo says that tho slorm was ono of the most disas trous over known in Renville county and that a largo number of people havo Docn killed and many Injured. The largo two story houso of Mr. Findley was carried Irom Its foundation and dashed to pioccs. The family woro all mi it rod and the oldest son was killed, togothor with twenty-five head ot cattle which ho was hording, all boing found tlend on tho prairio. Mr. and Mrs. Joseph llcllovcr and their four children were all killod tho entire family with the exception of a two months old child which was carried a distanco of several rods from tho house where it was found, with an arm and leg brokon. In the town of Wilming ton, a fow miles further west, tho storm did not do so much damago. In Cuiro tho farm houses of Micbaol Murphy, JnmoaSorkin8,.Vartln Welch, John and illiam l ahey and a num ber ol othors woro carried away, but as yot only ono person is known to navo boen killed tho youngest child ol John r ahoy though many wore seriously injured. A Rot's Com position on Hoys. Ono timo thero wns a feller hot a dog of a man in the market, and tho dog it was biter. Alter it had bot the feller tour or five timos ho throw a closeline ovor his neck and led it back to tho dog man in tho market, and he said to the dog man, tbo fellordid: "Ule man, didn't you used to have this dog?" Tho dog man he hiked at the dog, and then ho thot a whilo, and ho said: "Well, yes, I had him about haf the time, and tho other haf he had mo." Then tho toller he wns furious mad, and ho said: "Wot did you sell mo sech a dog as thish for?" And tho olo man ho spoke up and sod : "For four dollars and seventy 5 conls, lolllo money." Then tho fellor ho guessed be wudo go homo if Iho dog was will ing. I nclo IV od wich has boen in Indy and every whoro, he says tbe Mexican itnx don t havo no hair on em. Dogs howl loudorn cats, but cats is moro furry wok on top of a fense and blow up their tails like a bloon whon they want to spit. An Ohio girl "takes the cako" on big feet. A shoe factory in Albany, N, Y., has received a diagram of tho foot of Miss Mary Wells, ol Sandusky, Ohio, who placed her foot on a sheet ol paper for the purpose. This fool as shown by the diagram, is exactly 17 inches long, 71 inches wido nt the widest part, and could take a No. 20 boot, though a No. 30 would bo just the thing. The ball of the foot is 10 inches around, initop 181 inches, and the hcol measure 22 inches. The ankle measures l(i( inches. Miss Wells weighs 100 pounds, and she is but 17 years old. Summer travolors "Look hero, 1 say, hanged if thoro ain't a black hair In this hash." Irato landlady : "Well, I'm sure I I s'poao 1 ain't bound to !iocp a carotty-haired cook just to please you, am 1 ?" J INSURANCE WRECKING. A DEFICIENCY OF 1884,000 IN THE BAL ANCE-SHEET OF THE UNIVERSAL LIFE. Tho Suporintondent of Insurance of the statu ot rnew York has issuod an official announcement tbat the capital stock of $200,000 of tho Universal Life- insurance Company, of New York, is entirely exhausted, wilh an additional dehcicncy ot assets amounting to Son t, Olfi, making a total deficiency of f884,. 010, which tho stockholders aro called upon to makegood within threo months. i ne report ol an examination made by the Deputy Suporintondent, on wh icb this order is basod, roveals one of tho most extraordinary examples of mis- management that even tbe rocont an nals of life insuranco show. Tbe com pany wns organized in 1805 and con tinued business until July, 1877, when an examination by the Insuranco De partment showed it to bo insolvont to tho extent of one million dollars. An injunction was then obtained through the Attorney Gonoral restraining the olllcers Irom transacting business, which was continued until April, 18T9, whon tbo injunction was terminated by a judicial order. Sinco that date, however, no effort has been mado to procure dow insurance, "the olllcers contenting Ibomsclvos wilh endeavor ing to obtain the oonscnl of tho policy. holders to tho scaling of their claims to tho extent ol fifty per cont. of the faco thoroof, boing tho condition im posed by the Court for tho removal of tho injunction. This scaling process was so succossiui mat a largo propor tion of the policy-holders were got rid of altogether, tho Universal appears, in fact, to havo boen mainly devoted to wrecking from tho start. In 1874 it had absorbed tbo businoss of the Guardian, receiving its assets and as suming its liabilities, and issued fresh policies of its own in place ot those of the Guardian, a sharp pioco ot practice oven opart from tho fact presently de veloped that its own poltcios were worthless. At tho dato of tho injunc tion In 1877, thoro wero 8,110 polieios in forco, tho amount of (9,55G,2!)U. Un der tbe influence of the scaling and the distrust which all throo procoodings aroused, 4,253 of these, amounting to j,aiu,uu'.i, have boen allowed to lupso. In other words, moro than half tho policy-holders havo boen lrozen out en tirely and all Unit they had paid ab sorbed. There wero also 444 policies surrendered at more or less insullicient valuation and a low terminated natur ally, and altogether the number ol pol icies now in force has been reduced to 3,716 and their amount to (3,40G,154. Of course tho policy-holders who have boen frightened into letting their polieios lapso havo nothing moio to lose ; tho prospect of thoso who have kept up thoir payments is scarcely moro encouraging, as a glance at tho "assets" ol this remarkable company will show. Tho olllcers roport the pos session ot real estate of tho value of $888,275. The examinor finds that tho gross rentals ol this proporty are but $3(1,1)90, and that if the incumbrances and taxes were paid it might bo worth e.io,ouu. iiontis ana mortgages are sot down at $ti05,170. A largo portion of the mortgages, tho examiner reports, covor speculative, unimprovod lands in Now Jersey, most of which aro so en cumbered by taxes that tho company would probably get nothing for tho property if it wero sold. "This class of assets," ho says, "is the horitago of tho Universal from contracts mado by its old ollicials, who exorcised great caro in getting casn ior tnoir corumia sions thereon, leaving the company tho 'accounts ana jersey swamps lor tbo policy holders' benefit." An averago of nearly six years' interest on tho en tire principal of theso mortgages is due and unpaid, and the examiner suys that "nothing but tho greatest care and curly attention can save to tho policy holders tho sum reported as the esti mated valuo ot tbo entire proporty, $282,150." The minor itomsof assets correspond in character wilh the major items. For cxamplo, thoro is a "call lonn" of $0,- 000, mado in 1877 to Honry C. Howon, of tho Independent, on tho ostensible security ot two polieios, ono issued in payment lor advertising and tho othor in place of. a policy of ono of Iho de- Innct concerns ansorbod by tho I, in vcrsiil. As Iho policies are worthloss and liowon declines to pay tbo loan having doubtless given an equivalent in puffs in his religious journal this asset is naturally rejected by tho ex aminer. Ilsorves, nevertheless, to illus trato tho manner in which the Uni versale businoss was conducted. There aro some $04,000 in United States bonds and a few good mortgtigos hold by tho Insuranco Department and about $20,000 in cash impounded by tno stato ot Virginia tor tho Donelit ol Virginia policy-holders, and theso, with a small amount of cash in New York and $130,000 of premium notes, mnko up tho aggregate assuts ot Iho concern $758,5511.12. This is to meet the following liabilities : t'npald death olalme H Matured endowmente tleierre lund Premiuoie paid In advanoa II 10.708 0.1 11)11 Hi 1,116,131 00 10.HS It loi.sor oft Ihie eumlry partlee H H Utile payabl I'remiutna oa forfeited polioiea in truMt n. Doe lor legal feee, lotoreet on elaimf , ls,yso oo tit 10 Vjfifit 00 87,1)10 08 31)0,11110 00 Indebte'lneia on Ricbuood lull... Capital atoek Total llabllltlel tl,8ll,o7l 81 Of thoso liabilities $327,448 Hi are matured obligations, which, deducted from tho assets, would leave $131,107.27 as a reaervo for tho $3,400,154 of in suranco in force, instoad ol tho $1,1 15,. 124 rcquired,adcficioncy of $084,01)1.73 without counting tho capital stock al together absorbed. How much longer evon this small assortment of doubtful assets would have lasted if the company had not been stopped lust now might be calcu lated from too balance-sheet of tho past six months. Tho receipts wero $73,000; tho disbursements, $530,101, and it is interesting to observo that tho company took in enough premiums to pay law expenses, salaries and com missions. As long as there is enough coming in for salaries the wrecking businoss would naturally go on ; hut in this case it appears to havo reached its limit, and as there is not enough property left to make it worth whilo for tbe stockholders to attempt to re covor It for evon if tho policy-holders wore all froxen out it would scarcely pay to deposit $883,01U in cash to socuro a doubtful total of $758,550 tho Univorsul Life Insurance Company has presumably reached the last stage of decay, a receivership, and tho ab sorptions of the remaining proporty in tho process of winding up. Bridget being told to but a litllo nutmeg into tbe rice pudding picked out tbo smallest one in the box and threw it in. A young lady at a reception called her beau an Indian, because he was on ber'trail all the timo. MARK TWAIN ON THE COME TUE HARTFORD ASTRONOMER'S U LOO Mr VIEW OF THE SITUATION. A letter from Hartford to tho New York .Sun says : Desiring to get the opinion of that celobrated amateur astronomer, Mr. Samuel Longhorno t-iomcns, on tne now comot, I visited nis bouse this morning lust before dav broak. His passionuto fondnoss ior observing celestial phenomena is well known. I was confident that I should find him at his telescope in the turret mat caps tbo northeast oorner ot h extraordinary mansion. A few well directod pebbles brought him to the window. "Hello! said he. "Come up; but don't wake the baby. Mind the sixth stair on tho Bcoond flight it creaks a Hades ol a falsetto." So saying, he let down his door key at tho emi oi a siring. When 1 reached theturrot my friend was no longer insido. He was sitting in an open scuttlo leading to tho root. smoKing a cigar. His iacchad a hag gard look, and his long legs hung list lessly through tho scuttle-way. "You look tirod, Mark," said I. "Have you oeen at u ail nigbt r "All night?" said ho. "ThiB makes tho fourth consecutive night'that 1 naven I closed an eye. it s wearing on mo. tins constant responsibility is undormining my constitution. My senso ot duty is as strong as the noxt man s, out somottmcs 1 feel liko lotting go my grip, oven u ino condomnod . .r. . . . -t planet Blides into tbo revised version ot brimstone. All night? Goodnight Somo othor night I" "Well, 'said 1, "thero s no occasion for anger. Nobody compels you tosit up neroin tue malarious morning at mosphere and early dow." Ho mastered bis wrath and irar.ed down upon mo wilh an expression of meiancooiy pity. ibe tail of that comet," said he. is. according to my calculations, a triflo ovor 42,000,000 miles long: yotjt wouldn t reach more than a quarter way turougn tho skulls ot some pco pie tbat I know. The reckless ignor ance of mankind amazes mo moro and more the older I grow. Why don't I go to bed ? Yot it would bo a perfectly easy and natural thing to go to bed, wouldn't it now ? Perhaps I had bottor go to bed." And ho laughed derisively. bat in the name ot common sense aro you driving at Clemens ?' I de manded. "Oh, nothing nt all. Nothing ex eept that whilo the mad rovolry of the worm .goes on bolow, and the multi tude pursues its wonted avocotions precisely as though a univorsal catas trophe was not imminent, ono solitary watcher sits up here in his lonely tower. braving danger and incurring great lattgue lor Iho sake ot bis inlatuated fellow-beings. There have been ex ninnies of such devotion to duty in hislory, but they are rare, and it has always been felt lo posterity to rec ognize them. At tho present moment I till the post of lookout to tho planet, young man. loan And set down in the consus the exact number ol fellow- cilizons whose existence depends upon my vigilance. That's all I'm driving at r "I always know your philanthropy, Mark. Yot 1 must say that this last undertaking surprises mo. Ho immediately became aflablo and evon confidential. Thoro i a good deal of tho christian spirit of solf denial fn it, isn't thoro, now ? You see, thoy are all wrong about the tail. 1'vo ciphered on that tail until I understand every inch of it. It's absurd to sup Pobo that tbo tail isn'tsolid, and pretty tough, too. Do you imagino that this comot could go bulging through space at tho rate of two hundrod miles a minute without knocking spots out of a tail that was vapor? Tie a tog bank on to the roar end of the New York and Boston 4 o'clock express, start her on at oven lorty miles an hour, and soe how long your fog bank will travol in company with your locomotive. Yet they ask us to swallow this in fernal nonsense about tho comet tail. My observations convinces mo that comet 8 tails aro of a tough and fibrous natnro, liko Hartford beefsteaks. The conclusion forced on the corres pondent was that it was a simplo case oi Doing up all nigbt. Measuring Builiunci Materials. Tbo following figures are worth re- mombering, as thoy will savo a great deal of calculation and give approxi mately accurate rosultd with a mini mum of labor : A cord of stono, threo bushols of lime and a cubio yard of sand will lay one hundred cubic fectef wall, r ive courses or brick will lay one toot in height on a chimnoy. Nine bricks in a course will mnko a flue eight inches wido and sixteen Inches long. Eight bushols ol good lime, six teen bushels ol Band and ono btishul of hair will mako enough mortar to pins tor one hundred iquaro yards. Ono fillh more siding and flooring is needed than the number of square leet of stir faco to bo covered, berauso of tbo lap in the siding and matrhingol iho floor. Ono thousand laths will covor sovonty yards of surface, and elovon pounds of lath nails will nail them on. Une thousand shingles laid four inches to tho weather will cover ovor ono hun dred squaro loot ol surface, and five pounds of shingle nails will fasten thorn on. A Miser's Hoard. Ktekiol Chnpin, at I'll Wield, Otscgocounty,N. Y., diod recently, leaving it was supposed, no property. Soon after his death, ho w- over, tho sura of $15,000 was found in an old iron box under his bed, and he was discovered to be tbe possessor of bonds, securities, and available asseta in addition to the amount of more than $50,000. His habits of lifo Indicated tbat instead of being tho possessor of so much wealth bo was extromoly ioor. His avarico and economy had ed him to eschew wearing boots) or shoes excopt in the coldost weather, while his clothing was lime Doner than that of the most unfortunato tramp. Ilia whole object In lilo seemed to have been to savo. Ho bore a very lair reputation in the community in which he lived. Othors will now spond his money who will doubtless bless bis momory and bis economy. An amusing incident occurred at tbe London zoological rardens a few davs ago at tho expense of British lord. An elephant fn tho garden has loarnod tbe trick of taking a bun ont ol a hand, and when Lord Northbrook was pass ing along in tbo vicinity of the animals a recent visit, bo resolved to teat their sagacity.' Procuring the ban, he carefully placed it in his shining tile and offered it to tho first elephant he came to. He missed the one who bad been taught tho trick, and was horrified when both bat and bun were snatched from his hand and deposited within the capacioui mouth of tbe largo brute. EDUCATIONAL. BY M. L. MoQUOWN. England has 1,300 colleges, the Vol. tod Statos 358. Bee programme for publio examina inalions among the new advertisements. The new borough of DuBoio will have eight months school this year. Tbe State Touchers' Association tl in session this wook at Washington, Pennsylvania. Kylertown, in Morris township, Is to havo a $1,000 school house erected the curront year. Tho nuslon Township 8chool Board made their appointments for the school year of 1881 onaturday last. Remember tho faithful and compe tent teacher, and give him such encour agemont as his grrvioes deserve. Tho "darkey" teachor in the Bolle fonte publio schools recently had his salary increased from $35 to $15 por monm. The change in tbe holding of the ex aminations for Graham, Gulich, Becea ria and Burnsido townships is made at the request of the School Boards of thoso districts. All who aro interested In Teacheri Examinations should consult the "Tcuchor's Hand-Book," page 58, and learn of the requirements for provi sional certificates. The Huntingdon School Board have reduced their school torm Irom ton to sevon months, and tbe papors of that town are censuring the Directors ae verely for this nonsenso. II. M. Lines, of Lntbersburtr. and W. I'ostlotbwait, of Jefferson Liue. are members of the graduating class at Edinboro State Normal School for 1882. There aro thirty members in the class. Misses Ellen Ardory and Nannie Wilson, of Morris township, have re. cently boen married, removing two moro excellent temalo teachers Irom the list of Instructors in our publio schools. The Home Camp school, in Union township, taught by Miss Hannah L. Corp, will picnic in a grove adjoining tbe school buildingon Monday, August 1st. An out-door exhibition will be the event ol the day. The Now Washington Normal School closed on the evening of July 3th, with literary entertainment. Ibe ora tions, essays, etc., were much above tbo average, and were highly appreci ated by the large audience that listened to them. The early years of lif'o have the principal influence in moulding charac ter. 1 believe, in truth, that a person can bo mould the child by the time be s ten years old, that no future train ing can dispossess his mind of the principles inculcated. At this writing, July 21st, the School Boards of Ferguson, Kartbaus, Wood ward and Chest townships, and also lloutzdale and Wallaceton boroughs, and Madera Independent tstticls, have not turwarded tbetr an ual roports. We trust they will be prompt in this matter, as further delay is dangerous. Tbe Madera public school closed on uly 13th with a picnio in a grove ad joining the village. Upwards ot 200 people were there to listen to the liter ary exercises whioh formod an import ant feature in tho day's proceedings. Tho school was taught by Miss Maris Moore of est Clearfield, and was a decided success. Courtesy of mannor is one oi the greatoBt cssontials to a teacher, or any one who aims at success in guiding children on the road to knowledge. Not that they should go through all the formula) that Chesterfield lays down as essential to intercourse be tween ladies and gentlemen, but they must show a studied kindness for thoir wolfnro, and a regard lor thoir feelings. ANXUAL MKPORTS. The following district reports have boen received during the week : Jordan township, received July lC.b. Lumber City borough, " " loth. Chost township, " " 19lh. Lawrenco Ind., " " 20rn. The above districts have organized for the school year, as follows : Jordan 1'resident, iiezekian rat- tot-son, Anaonville ; Secretary, Reuben Straw, Ansonville. Lumber City President, John S. Meljuown, Lumber City; Secretary, I. Ij. Uool broth, dumber Uity. Chost 1 resident, notion McUarvcy, McPhorron ; Socretary, Robert Dun bar, Westovor. Lawrence Independent President, M. Bloom, Clearfield ; Seoretary, J. Schryvor, Clearfield. GOOD ADVICK TO TEACBERS. The following is taken from Rules and Regulations of the East Saginaw (Mich) Publio Schools: Nevor teach a definition until mat hich is to be defined has beon clearly apprehonded by the pupil. The thing named snouid always oe learned boforo the name. A rulo is the statement ot a princi- le or process : the pupil should nover be required to learn one except aa the best expression ot what ha already nnws. , Know thoroughly and familiarly hatover you would teach. Gain and keep the attention ol your u nils, and exile their interest in the subject. Use Inngtiago which your pupils fully understand, and clearly explain evory word required. Begin with what is already known, nd proceed to the unknown by easy nd natural steps. hxctte tbe selt-autivenoss ol the pu pils, and lead them to discover the truth for themselves. Koaulro pupils to re stato, fully and correctly, in their own Inngungo, and it i tboirown nrootsana illustrations the truths taught them. ot'ftW. 1. Why are men more often bald. headed than women r What was La Fayette's full namo? 3. Why docs corn "pop" when heated ? 4. What Stato is called tho "Cen tennial Stato V 6. Give an account of the growth of corals and sponges. u. How many men signed tbe Dec laration of Independence ? 7. 6xNx0x3xZwnatr 8. Who was the "Bachelor Presi dent? What Stato is called the "Blue Hon Stato ? " 10. What and where Is Cleopatra's Needle? 11. What cause dow ? 12. How can you fill a glass mora than levol full of water ? 13. What causes the hair of a cat or ol a horse to crackle when rubbed T II. At what place ha Congress mot sinco 1776 ? 15. What io Impeachment T Waa ndrow Johnson impeached ? 10. A bought ol B a bat worth $5, and gave him a $50 bill ; B took tba bill to C and got it changod and paid A his $45 ; alter ward C found tb bill lo be counterfeit, and B had to pay him $50 (good money), lor it ; how much did B lose? A. F. Priyf, in Normal Teacher.