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Wbira firtt It iaak ta ilMp,
To grow, to b lotion, aad lo dl
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Fortb from aartb aiotbvr braait,
Proia btrdark homm of rtat,
Fortb aa aa at aoaoa rara,
K-gar to noat lha air.
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, KindUo aoaw lha itrifa,
Light laeki tho dark'i domalo,
Draw, tboooa wllb qnloktaiog paia
Now itoro of inhitaooa rara,
Back tbroogb took tingling rola
Tbruati tha now lira again
Beauty on fold i in air.
So growa earth', ohaogellng ebildj
By light aad air tngoilad
Ool of htadrtamUia reit
8afa la tba mother breait.
Inpuloaa oomo to bar,
Nw hopea with a same
Touch ovory loaf, aad itlr
Colorloit aap to tin;
Qaiok Ihrouftb her polatt roe
Loto'i biddoa aiyttia power,
fcho wakea la golden flowara
Troubling to great tbo aaa.
What moaoa thla being new,
fiwtot pain aba aercr knew
Down la tha qolet earth
Kra hope bad eome to birth ?
Ooldta ha ahiaea abore.
Love wakea, aad born of lore
All ber aweot powora anfold,
In raya of beraing gold.
Li fa then maaaa aaught bat tbil
Trembllag ta watt bia kiaa.
Wftka to onotton f
There where bo glowa aha torn.
A II ber gold flow an and barna
With bar devotion.
Ah, bat whan tha day la dona F
Kin g of her world tad lover f
Low droopa the faithful head
Where the brown earth la iprtad
Waiting onoe mora to oovor
Dead hnpti and bloiMma over.
Berth born to aartb unit pan
Rpirite of leaf and graea
Touobad by Ibe oua and air
Break lata oolora rara,
DIoMom in love and flow em,
Thalra are tbo goldea fm;te
Earth cliogi around tba roota.
Rha wbiapare through tha hoara,
"I will enfold aftaia
Life'a being; love and pain,
litek to the root her breait
Pall aa the falling dew.
Once mora to pan aaw
lata tha dream leu rut."
U. B.,im Macmiila' laa iiae.
GEN. EOBEET PATTERSON.
THE VETERAN SOLDIER AND
A PEACEFUL CLOSING OF A STIBRINQ LIU
III! CAREER III THE FIELD AND
HABIT! IN BUMNIsa A
UNryui riouBi, with
M ANT QUAINT CHAR
From aa Pbiladalpbia Time., Auaat lib.
General Robert Pattomon, aucccsBfal
as a manulacturer, planter and soldier,
Ktid lor opwarda of half a century
luentitictl wilbtue iiilereata ol lliecily,
died at 6:30 lant evening, at bia resi
dence, Thirteenth and Locust itreeta.
About two weeks ago b began com
plaining, lie had long been suffering
lrora a dropsical heart and Brlghl's
disease. A week ago llr. Agnew ro
liovod bim of an attack of indigestion,
which was tbo troublo he felt the most,
and told him to keop quiet, ilia habit
ual energy led him out the day follow
ing this advioe, and he returned home
quite prostrated, lie remained in
doors all of last woek, attended con
stantly by Dr. 11, E. Goodman, some
time walking about in fine spirits and
again lying prostrate, with all the
semblance ol death. Last Monday
morning Dr. Goodman found him with
his pulse at eighteen and throe timos
during the week tbo heart-beats were
so low as to be almost imperceptible.
One time the doctor avora his heart
stopped beating entirely and he told
the Goneral be was about to die.
Thereupon the marvelous old man
made great effort, as of a man con
centrating all his powers in one diroo
tiontand immediately his heart started
nn again and for awhile beat sixty.
Yesterday he was much better, so
much so that his brother, Colonel Pat
terson, who is twenty fivo years his
junior, and Goneral liobert K. Patter
son, bis son, and others, who had been
silting by his bedside for several nights,
thought it would be sale to leuve him.
Ilis daughters, Mrs. Snowden and Mrs.
Lyndo, however, remainod. A little
belbro balf-past eight ha wanted to
make a nocossary change in his posi
tion. Following the rigid courtly
politeness so habitual to bim, from
which ha never varied even through
his illness, he requested those present
in the room to withdraw. In a little
while his daughtora re entered and at
first supposed him to be sleeping. They
called in Dr. Goodman, who lound his
pulse had stopped and in a very few
moments tbo doctor was satisfied he
was dead. iNotiilcation was at once
sent lo the absent relative. Bcsidoa
General liobert K. Piitlenion he has
another son living in Tennessee and a
third son is dead. Tbo two danghtors
who wero with him whon he died are
the only ones who survive. Ilis third
daughter, Mrs. Aborcrombie, is dead.
His wife, who was a Miss Kngle, died
about five years ago. Kor some time
prior to ber domise she was afflicted
with blindness, and this, coupled with
her old age, rondored her almost help
less during hor last years.
A USEFUL LIFE.
Hobert ratlerson was born In Ira
land, county Tyrono, 1792, and was
brought to this country in 1798 by bis
father, Francis Patterson, who bad
taken part in the Irish ltobellion of
that year. I'pon his arrival in this
country the elder Paltorson Bottled
upon a farm in Chostor county, and
thero young liobert spent the early
part of bis lile. After receiving a
sound Knglish education the young
man chose a mercantile career and was
placed in the counting house of Ed
ward Thompson, a prominent merchant
in this oity at the beginning of the
present century. He was a studious,
attentive, energetic lad, and bis pro
gress in the business was rapid and
satisfactory to Mr. Thompson and lo
his father. From a patriotic, high
spirited anoostry Patterson Inhoritod a
fondness for military lifo and its duties
and whon not engaged in tho counting
house read all the best military authors
and worked out their problems. This
being tbe bent of bia mind, when the
war broko out, in 1812, betweon tbe
Cnited 9 tales and Groat Drnlaln, yoong
Paltorson, not yrt twenty-one yoarsof
age, applied for military service. He
was an Irishman ; he knew his father
was an exile ; ho had listened to talcs
of British wrong inflicted upon tbe
Irish people, and hence felt a sporial
call to the contest that was opening.
His desire waagrantod. Hewua com
missioned a second lieutenant of infan
try in the regular army and was raised
to a canlaincv in a short time for cool-
ocas and bravery in aolion. He fought
upon tha Canada line, where ireaa
American troop, under Scott, Gain
and Ripley, mot the veteran forces of
England, led by their ablest Generals,
and beat them in open field alter stub
born fights. In most of these contests
Lieutenant Patterson participated and
gained well-merited praise from his
superior office. There were no better
soldiers to train young officers than
Scott, Gaines and Ripley, and tbe aflor
career of Captain Paltorson showed
tbat ha bad been "baptized in fire and
turned out steel."
Aftor the peace of 1815 Captain
Patterson resigned bis commission in
the regular army and once more em
barked in mercantile and commercial
pursuits. In business as in war he
was solf reliant and energotio, yet
calm, wise and prudent, lie looked
at all sides of a transaction carefully
and when he came to a conclusion
pushed it through with pluck and de
termination, lie was not rash in busi
ness, but be was progressive and kept
fully abreast with the wants and de
mands of tbe times. Thus he soon
became ono of the leading merchants
of the city, and hisstandingand credit
ack nowlod god both here and in all parts
of tbo country. He dealt largely in
tbo staple products of tho South and
was also engaged to some extent in
growth of cotton. Later in life he
ontered the lists as a manufacturer of
cotton fubrics and had more than
thirty mills under his ownership and
special charge At that time bis busi
ness transactions amountod to millions
The retirement of Captain Patter
son from the regular army in 1815 did
not diminish his love for tbe military.
He at once connected himself with the
volunteer servioe of Pennsylvania,
raised and oommandod a company, and
mounted, grade by grade, until be
became Major General of the First Di
vision of Pennsylvania Volunteers in
ifzti. i bis otllce be held more tban
forty years. Indeed, General Patter
son may be termed with entire truth
the father of the volunteer system in
this part of the State, if not in all sec
lions of tbe Commonwealth. In 1830,
when the disturbance took place in
Harrisburg, familiarly known as the
"Buckshot War," General Patterson,
by orders from the Governor, led bis
command to the Stato Capital, and by
a wise and determined courso of action
intimidated the riotous element and
proserved the peace without firing a
gun or shedding a drop of blood. Ilis
conduet on this occasion met with gen
eral commendation from good citizens
in all parts of the State. In 1844
General Paltorson had a most delicate
duty to perform in reference to the
riots ol tbat year in this city. He
bandied tho military force with skill
and judgment, and since tbat time no
Bimilar occasion has demanded a simi
THE UEXIOAN WAR.
When Mexico initiated a war on the
Iiio Grande in 1848 General Patterson
was appointed by President Polk a
Major Gonoral In the army, and
abandoning his business be al ouce re
paired to the sceno ot action. Import
ing to General Taylor, who had com
mand of tho forces on the northern
lino, be was assigned to the responsi
ble duty of disciplining tbo raw re
cruits and fitting tbem for the field.
this requires rare soldierly ability,
and General Patterson discharged
it in such ft manner as to re
ceive the thanks of General Taylor.
Subsequent to this General Patterson
was appointed to command the expe
dition against Tampico. During the
march from the Iiio Grande to tbiB place
he was so ill tbat he was carried on ft
bed; but he insisted on proceedingand
accomplished tbeobjectof the expedi
tion. He then joined General Scott
at Vera Crur., and, although still sick
from his old complaint, was lilted into
the saddle at Corro Gordo, led tbe
troops at tbat hard-fought battle and
brilliant victory and secured the com
mend a tiont ot the Genoral-ln-Chiof.
He acoompanied tha army to the City
of Mexico and when General Scott
was relieved from command was named
as Military Chief, with his headquar
ters in the Halls of the Monteaumas.
When peace was declared General
Patterson was entrusted with the duty
of withdrawing the American forces
from the country, which he executed
in a masterly manner. No disturbance
occurred and all tbo properly of the
Nation was accounted for to a penny.
Though now somowbal advanced in
life, Goneral Paltorson still remained
in command of the First Division of
Pennsylvania, andbold this position on
the 15th of April, 1861, when tho
President of the United States, in view
of tbe action ot tho Southern Stales,
issued a call for 75,000 mon to serve
for three months. The quota of this
State under tho requisition was sixteen
regiments. On tho lUth of April
Governor Curtin appointed General
Patterson to command the troops
raised by Pennsylvania. Immediately
after this General Patterson, by order
of Simon Cameron, Scrretary of War,
was placed In command ot the Depart
ment of Washington, which embraced
the Slates of Pennsylvania, Delaware,
Maryland and the District ot Colum
bia, wllb LieaUijiiakreors ael'hildolpliia.
Upon taking command ot the forces
General Patterson at once soiled An
napolis and by tbat movement at once
opened communication with Washing
ton, which bad been closed by the ac
tion of the pooploof Baltimore. The
lattor road was also subsequently
olearod of obstructions by his orders.
At this point in the contost General
Patterson, almost alono, adequately
measured its magnitude, and on the
25th of April, 1 801, he made a rcquiai.
tion on the Governor of Pennsylvania
for twenty five regiments of volunteers,
in addition to those called for by the
Socrolary ot War. Governor Curtin
responded promptly, but Secretary
Cameron declined to accept any more
rogimonts, declaring tbat be prolorrod
less men instead of more. Governor
Curtin, however, induced the Logisla
ture to act upon the suggestion of
Goneral ratlerson, organise the twenty-five
rogimenta, and from this origin
sprang the "Pennsylvania lloservcs,"
who acted such gallant part daring
Gen. Paltorson assumed command
of the troops at Cbambersburg, Juno
3, 1861, and proposed as tho initial
movement an attack on the Maryland
Hoichts, near Harper's Ferry, then
beld by the Confederate forces. This
proposition waa not accepted by Gen
eral Scott, tbe Commander-in-Chief.
Subscqnently he moved forward and
by a masterly flank action compelled
General Johnson to hastily evacuate
Harper s Ferry, and few days alter
wards met "Stonewall" Jackson at
Falling Water and beat bim in ft de'
cided and gallant manner, l his latter
action had tbe effect of raising the
spirits ol tha North and inducing
fuller supply of recruit lor me army.
TDI BULL EUR CAMPAIGN.
Whan General McDowell advanced
into Virginia General Patterson was
instructed to pursue such ft Una of
military atrategy aa would prevent a
union of the forces General Joseph E
Johnston with those ofGeneral Beaure
gard. This was not done and Gen
eral Patterson was severely censured
in somo quarters. He immediately
asked for court of inquiry to examine
all the facts in the ease and report the
same. This was refused by tbe War
Department He was persistent in bis
demands for such a court and the re
fusal to grant it may be taken as a
virtual indorsement of tho campaign
of Gonoral Patterson. Indeed, his ao
tion before tbe battle of Bull Jiun is
now admitted by the ablost military
critics of this and other countries to
have boen all that could possibly have
beenexpected and acquired of a faithful
and talented officer. Hia plans and
projects foroampaigns wore interfered
with from Washington, and thon when
the end came the whole blame was at
tempted to be fastened upon bim and
he was donoonced by '.he very men
whose want of military skill and
knowledgobad led to the consequences
deplored. After bis retirement from
service by reason of bis term of ap
pointment expiring Genera', Patterson
wrote and published a his.ory of his
campaign in the Valley of tie Shenan
doah, wbicb ia now accepted by all fair
men as a full and complete vindication
of bis military career at thai time and
in that location. Aftor a is active
service closed he still took a deep in
terest in the contest and contributed
liberally to the relief of the nldiors.
IN CIVIL LIFE.
Up to the cloao of bis life Generul
Patterson attended closely to bis vast
mercantile and manufacturing inter
ests, often remaining at his place of
busiueea from eight o'clock in the
morning until five o'clock in the after
noon, and doing an amount ol work
tbat would have appalled younger
man. In tbe army he was noted aa a
strict disciplinarian and he carried the
same habits into private lifo. Us was
punctual and constant himself aid ex
pected others to walk in the same
track. Ho was a useful publio citizen,
and no movomont to benefit the city
ever missed the name, means or influ
ence of General Patterson to aid in its
perfection and application. He was
possessed of large wealth, which be
expended in charity and in dispensing
in hospitality to tboso who bid bis
friendship or acquaintance. He was
President of the Aztco Club, an asso
ciation composod ol officers who served
in tbe war with Mexico, and alao of
the Hibernian Society, of this city.
Long command of a military character
bad imparted a degree ot posilivcness
to his epeech which by strangers was
taken as an evidence" of ft stern, un
yielding disposition. But it was in
mannor only. Ho man bad a more
keen and true regard for tbe rights
and toolings of others tban General
Robert PnUomeo, and by hia soldiors
and employes in civil life he was look
ed upon with sincore and lasting re
gard and affection. Ho waa one nt the
old citizens of Philadelphia, and aa
soldier and civilian, business man and
citizen ho will bo bard to parallel. Ho
was a true patriot, an upright man,
sincere friend, anf tho people of Phila
delphia and all parte ot the country
will unite in (long full justice to bis
great and unsolfish services.
As ft postprandial speaker General
Patterson achieved peculiar fame.
it was the exception lor him to docline
a gustatory gathering and he kept
scrupulously a record ol all banquets
and publio gatherings in which he
participated. He was a remarkable
speaker. His omphasis, sonorous voice,
constant audacity and utter contempt
for authority were his striking char
acteristics as as after-dinner talker.
"He conducted timsolf on these occa
sions," says an old friend, "as if he
thought everybody stood in a wo of
him." To tbe kdios be was always
difcrontial. Ho was profuse In bis pro
fessions of admiration for them and
often recalled tha manners of the old
school and regretted that they had
given place to tin new order ot thinirs.
Many racy anecdotes are related of
tbe old soldier which show tbo various
shadings of bis character better than
mere words. At the dinner mvon to
John Henry Piloston, M. P., at tbe
uontinontal llotel, two years ago, at
which Cotonol John W. Fornoy pre
sided, tbo Gonoril made himsolfvory
conspicuous. Ha broke through all
restraint, ana even heiore the meeting
had been fairly opened insisted on
making a speeci in honor ot Queen
Victoria. One tf his peculiar delights
was to wake upthe politicians around
tho board by touching them on the
raw. On one occasion he caused a
tumult by saying pointedly to a party
of Democratic banqueters: "You young
rascals, I have known your grand
fathers and your fathers, and it thoy
were living now they would make you
ashamed of yourselvos for daring to
talk the iree trade doctrines at a time
like the present, whon even the British
are getting tired of tbem." The Gon
eral always prided himself on being a
Democrat, but notwithstanding this
loot voted for Gonoral Uarbold at the
last election, bocauso General Hancock
did not suit bin on the tariff question.
He was vory honest in bis hatred of
England, and some very amusing
stories are told in this connection. On
one occasion, at ft private party, some
one of tho guests arose and suggested
that thoy drink the health ot an Kn
glish gentleman present. The old Gen
eral, with a kindling eye and flushed
cheek rose, and with marked empha
sis, said, addressing the son ol Britain
"1 rospoot you,air,but vourcoun
try." For somo momenta the situa
tion was embarrassing, and then Dan
iel Dougherty arose and, speaking aa
it be was an hnglishman and the par
ty addressed, mado a reply in which
ho apologized for tho offensive lan
guage The (Jcnoral was just as forci
ble in bis devotion to tho Irish. He
waa silted with real Cellio wit and
bis supply of ben hommit at times was
contagious, n hen inspired By the ex.
hiliraling ooncommilanta ot the ban-
Qiielinir table be became joyous and
his wit flashed constantly across the
festive board and kept the guests in a
roar. Some years ago be save a din
ner to ft number of Intimate friends
and among tba guests was a famous
eanlalrice, wbo evidently was aware
of the fact that her voice was more
acreealile to the host than her compa
ny. Tbe Gonoral waa urgont in bis
reoueat that ate should favor the par
ty with soma of hor best selections,
and the old mansion was filled with
the melody of her sweet voice. The
General was delighted and bit gnosis
oharmed The billowing day, bow
ever, there came a bill from the lyric
artist for 1500 for her performances
and with it a change ram over tbe
sentiments of tha Genoral in regard to
ber. He flatly refused to pay lb bill,
and tba artist called In a lawyer,
Finding no escape from a lawsuit the
old warrior paid the money with any
thing but good grace.
General Patterson was wondorfully
punctilious in bis social engagements,
lie never failed to attend tbe vespers
ot the late Henry Carey on a Sunday
evening. After chatting and tipping
rich old winos and talking over old
times he would take bis antiquated
hat as tbe clock struck nine and pro
ceed to bis home. Besides boing a
thorough church member be rarely
missed a wedding or funeral tbat oc
curred in tbe family of those connect
ed with the congregation with which
he worshiped. For years it was his
habit to eat but two meals a day. He
never luncbod or even tasted water
between breakfast and dinner. After
dinnor be would start for a drive thro'
the Park at a certain hour and return
at a regular time. . It was in conse
quence of his rigid rule regarding the
use of his coach and pair that his
daughters and granddaughters bad
very little use of tbe team. His hours
for driving did not suit the ladies and
the result was tbat tbe splendid pair
of horses wore but little employed. In
other respects his rigid enforcement of
old customs about bis household and
bis peculiar habits abroad mado him
an odd figure in this bustling period.
In 1861, when the war fever ran
high, it occurred to certain politicians
that the old veteran waa disloyal, bo
cause be was ft staunch Democrat,
and thoy sent a crowd to his residence
to compel him to boist the stars and
stripes over bis housetop. A number
of friends got wind of the proceedings
and rallied to tho General's house and
placed themselves insido for bis de
fense Tbe multitude came, and tbe
venerable citizen stepped to tbe front
of his residence and boldly faced tbem.
He told tbem he bad beard of their
visit and tbat he was ready for tbem.
"1 have fought for my country and
for the old flag in two great wars and
I shall do as much against the present
rebellion. But I do not apologize to
you. You will be sorry for this wrong
to one ot my years, liut botore i go
1 want to give you a little advice: Go
to the front yourselves and whon you
have shown the right kind ot patriot
ism you can come and teach it to me."
This bit of wisdom scattered the party
In January, I SHU, tbe Azteo Club
tendered to "their honored President,"
Goneral Patterson, a dinner, at Del-
momco s, in flew lork. General Han
cock presided and a number of promi
nent officers of the old army wore
present. The speechoa were all highly
eulogiBtic of tbe guest, and among tbo
letters read was one from Genoral
Sherman, who said: "It will be phy
sically impossible for me to cono on
tbat day, and 1 rogrot it extremely,
for there is no man in America for
whom I entertain more respect and
affection tban General Patterson. His
whole life, now measured by eighty-
eight years has not only boon noblo
and patriolio in an eminent degree,
but has been the type of honorable in
dustry and of tbe practice of the Uncut
social qualities. He is in history a
strong link between the men wb.0
built up this Uovernmont and those
wbo saved it in tho cruel civil war.
In every epoch of this century we
find bis name associated with the
bravest and best in peace and war,
ready at all timos with his pen, bis
purse and his sword to sustain the
right. He does possess and enjoy at
this momont more ot tho respect and
affection of his comrades and fellow
countrymen tban any living man, and
I pray tbat hit life may be spared to
tbo last minute allotted to man on
TBE GENERAL AS A MERCHANT.
In bis habits and business relations
General Patterson was particularly
quaint. His military training was
evident in tbe rigid methods ot his
daily pursuits. His hours of arising,
of breakfasting, of going to business
and returning borne to dine woro as
regular as tbe clock. He was aa plain
as a Qoakor in bis attire and clung to
old raiment as long as it clung to bim.
Every morning, regardless of tbe state
of tbe weather, between quarter of
and eight o'clock the erect figure of
tbe General could bo soon passing
down Chestnut street to his office, two
doors below Second. In Summer his
massive head was covored with an old
straw hat which has seen years of
service, and his sturdy trunk in an
old-foshionod blue cut-away coat, with
brass buttons of a style so ancient that
its precise ago could not be fixed. Be.
neatb this ho wore a nanKeon vost and
below the vost a pair of linen trousers
of a fashion long lost to tho memory of
tbe oldest tailor. When the nipping
winds of Winter played with his locks
bis bead was bid in a well-brushed but
vory old silk hat of liboral brim; an
old military coat, artistically decora
ted with broad silk braid, bung loose
ly over his person, whilo an ill-fitting
pair of trousers oovored his sturdy
legs. Such was bis garb for years.
When be reached his ollico, which
was always before hia clorks, be pro
ceeded to the extreme end ot tbo an-
oarpoted and uninviting room, and,
throwing off bit coat, slipped into an
ancient diugy-blu wrapper thai had
soon service for at least a quarter of a
century; then, adjusting little knit
smoking cup on his boad, hauled an
old-fashioned, cushionless chair up to
an antiquated desk and began to go
over his letters.
For years Gonoral Patterson waa
the largest individual manufacturer in
the whole country, and this branch ot
business, coupled with his donlings in
cotton and tbe disposition ol his goods,
made the matter of answering corre
spondent a labor anything but light
Ilis manner gonerally was decidedly
brusque, and it was with ft feeling
akin to timidity that be was approach
ed by those not Intimsle with bim
At boart, bowovor, his impulses woro
good and his intentions kindly.
in little things the iteneral was pe
culiarly economic llo would coun
tenance no waste, however trivsl, and
rebuked extravagance on every occa
sion. II ia office was a long room, heat
ed by jone stove, located about midway
in lb apartment. With an iron con
stitution himself he little suffered from
tho ccld, and in Winter whon the blasts
woro nipping bis apartment was never
superheated nor rarely approached tho
degreo of "just comfortable enough" for
a tbin-blooded man. At one time bis
porter was injured and laid np, and
finding that he could got along with
out the man did not, at loast for some
time, eneaite another in bis place
During this period the General gave
personal attention to tha store ana in
doing to displayed in a more markod
mannor his atronir characteristic as an
economist. After raking the fire) well
it was hit habit to dump the waste
ashes Into a little starch box that re
posed closely to the stove. When the
tire bad well burned up n wouia mix
water with th ashes and having form-
ad ft thick past ha would thovel tbe
compound again into the stove, to bo
once more consumed. Thus tho ashes
were used over aud over again until
tbey passed through tho chimney in
smoke or particles ao fine tbat thoy
could not be employed further. With
all these trait General 1'attornson bad
a very bright and warm aide. Hit
company was much sought for and no
fiublio company ot importance was
coked upon as complete unless bis
commanding figure was present. He
was a pleasant speaker, and his happy
and dry way of bitting off current
matters was always looked for with
THE B UNOARUN SLEEPER.
HE AWAKES AND RELATES A FEW INCI
DENTS OF HIS LIFE.
A dispatch dated at Macungie, Le
high county, Pa., says: "After one
hundred and eighty days John Guy
amber, the entranced Hungarian, wbo
bat been in tbe county hospital for
that length of time, has spoken, and
gives some account of bis life before
tbo time tbat be was found wandering
about in this village. It will be re
membered tbat Guyamber'a case boa
been a mystery to the medical frater
nity since the time he came bora. For
many months he did notopon bis eyes,
and lived only upon what food was
given bim in liquid form. People from
all soctions ot the country visited him,
as woll as the medical fraternity from
this and other places. In short, he
was tbe most visited man in this State.
Every effort has boen made to got him
to talk, but of no avail. On the 22d of
April last Guyamber opened bis eyes
lor tbe first time, and kept tbem open
four days. He made bis famous jump
from the third story of the hospital on
ipril 23. On tbe 2u'th of April be
again closed hit eyes and did not open
them until May 20, and then only lor
a few hours, aftor which ho went to
sleep and remained thus until June 1.
He then oponed bis eyes, but did not
speak until June 26, whon be was
given a flower, which caused him to
shed tears and say tbat be was thank
ful, aftor which ho relapsed into
silence, from which it seemed nothing
could chaw him. Frank Lankowski,
of Allentown, who took great interest
in Guyambor's enso, has bad corre
spondence with all the Polandors in
this territory in order to find who
could induce Guyamber to talk. This
he succeeded in doing to-day. One
Joseph Sabut, wbo is from tbe same
place, and who was a schoolmate of
Gnyamber's wot taken to the hospital.
Ho began a conversation in tbe Sla
vonic language, and in a few moments
Guyamber began to talk. He kept
up the conversation for tome time,
lie gave bis story as follows : He has
a .father and one sister living in bis
native country, having lost two broth
ers, both in their youngor years, thro'
death caused by brain fever. He far
ther said he received a liboral educa
tion, having a fair knowledge of music,
being a good violin player. He arriv-
eel ia all la euuili.t abon b Owe) J im.o
ago, and vorifind the account in the
Virginia papers that he was in the em
ploy of Mr. Potter, at Cbarlotteville.
He related the incident of tbe old fat
negro woman putting pepper in bit
coffoo as a joke, which be thought was
poison. After that he had no rest. He
always thought thoy we're endeavor
ing to administer poison through his
food. He was foreman of the works,
and be thought tbe workmen were op
posed to him, so be loft a though for
his own safoty. From there he went
to Baltimore, where he remained with
a friond for a period of two weeks.
He then left Baltimore, and from that
time be remembers nothing tbat hap
pened nntil within four weeks ago.
Of all the experiments to raise bim
from sloop, ot bis twenty-five feet
jump and the abscess on bis bead he
remembers nothing. Even since he
bat boen conscious, which be tbinks
about four weeks, bo said he had an
idea that he was imprisoned, and con
tinually thought what wrong he might
have committed to have caused his in
carceration and constant watch. Ho
was assured that he was not imprison
ed, which caused him to brighten up
and become more cheerful. He spoke
again this morning. He is quite weak
yet. As soon as lie is well enough he
will go among bis own countrymen to
THE HO0PSK1RT RAGE.
Tho trite saying that "history re
peats itself may not be altogether
true, but that fashion repeats itself is
an unquestioned fact. The revival of
tbe boopskirt attachment starts with
the small skirt, but before long the
immense bogshoad style will be teen,
transforming our dear young creatures,
and a good many of tho old ones, into
all sort of ugly shapes. Instead of
the graceful clinging that has for
some time past characterized their
dross os, these garments have a
swaying motion tbat ia startling to
the uninitiated. About twenty years
ago this same skirt was in stylo, but
the ladies becamo disgusted with it
when it was discovered that Jen. Us vis
had boon captured with a boopskirt on.
But there la always a ruaciiuu alien
stylo are carried to tha extremes.
The timo has not passod entirely out
of mind whon the ladios usod to occu
py tbe whole sidowalk with what ap
peared to be hot air balloons trimmed
with flounces. Tbe larger onoa were
150 inchea in circumference twolve
feet and a-half around just think ot
that I Tbe now bonps are now made
from fifty-five to fifty-six inches, but
they are on lha increase, and it will
not be surprising to soo before long
larger ones than were ever worn be
fore. Tbe secret of the whole matter
is that large dealers in ladies' dress
goods find they can Inorcaso the
amount ot their sale by introducing
a style that will demand more surface
and at the same time require extra
trimmings, and to do this the former
beauty ot female apparel is to be sao-
nhcod. Altoona bun.
Where the Koofino Slats Cokes
From. The quantity ot roofing slates
produced in the United State is esti
mated at 600,000 sqoares, divided as
follows: Ma'ne, B0,000 squares; vor
mnnt. 130.000: Ponnsvlvania.320,000 ;
New York, 10,000; Maryland and Vir
ginia, 20,000 ; otbor localities, bu,uuu,
It will be seen tbat Pennsylvania pro
duces one-half of the Amorican produc
tion. Canada produce about 10,000
louaro annually. 1 be total produo
tion of Amorica constitutes about one-
seventh of the world's slock of roofing
A batchelor, on reading that "two
lovon will lit up all nigbt with only
ono chair in tbe room," taid It could
not be done unless one of thorn tat on
Fotn of tb best dressed men carry
the worst looking pockelbooka.
A TOVCJIIXO STORY.
WUICn IS NOT WITHOUT ITS MORAL.
Pblledelpbla Tlmaa, Tblrd Street Cbat.
- About a monlh ago a rather good-
looking and thoroughly decent Irish
woman, apparently about JS years old,
made hor appearance on the street and
was almost a daily visitor nntil luos
day of last week, since which timo she
bas not boen seen. She always ap
peared in black alpaca skirt and
striped waist of some Summer material
and a black straw bat. No one know
her but ber brokor, anil he never told
it, to far as is known, but it was said
that sbo was a spinster or a widow,
and held some menial situation In one
of the public charitable institutions ot
the city. She brought down to the
street with her five hundred dollars
and bought one hundred shares of
Northern Pacifio common at 43. It
has never been as high since, except
lor a low minutes on a singlo day.
Two or throe days after she bought it
she got alarmed and was on the point
ol selling at a hundred dollars loss, but
somo gentlemen who deal with tho
same brokor and who pitied her, per
suaded her not to. The next day
thoro was a rally, and she could have
sold at a small profit. The same
gontlcmen and her brokor also advised
her to realize and take tbe money
home and keep it there, but hope had
taken the place of despondency and
she said she would have a bigger
profit and would not soli. In an hour
it was down to 42, and thereabouts it
hung lor several days. Then the raid
on the preferred was mado and tbe
common in sympathy fell off also. At
first she would come down in the
morning, look at the opening quota
tions and go away, but alter it went
below 40 tome days the would come
down at 10 o'clock, tako a chair by the
indicator and never leave it until 3,
holding the tapo and scanning the
tantalizing figures tbe whole day
through. Whon it touched 39 her
hands trembled to tbat the tape shook
and rattled. Last Tuesday she came
running in with such a white, scared
face, such trembling hands and quiver
ing lips, that those who saw ber will
never forget tbe sight. Hor broker
took bor aside and told ber that to save
hor stock sho must put up more mar
gin. "God holp me," she said, "I
havon't another pinny." Her stock
waa sold. No ono will envy the bear
that got tbat poor woman's money.
When an individual is reported to
have died of, disease of the heart, we
are in tbe habit of regarding it aa an
inevitable event, as something which
could not have been foreseen or pre
vented, and It is too much tbe habit,
whon persons suddenly fall down dead,
to report the heart a tbe cause; tbia
silences all inquiry and investigation,
and saves tbe troublo and inconven
ience of a pott mortem. A truer report
would have a tendency to save many
lives. It is through a report of dis
ease of the boart that many an opium
eater ia lot off into the grave, which
covert at once bia folly and hit crime;
tho brandy drinker, too, quietly tlidot
around the cornor thus, and is beard
of no more; in tbort, thit report of
diseaso of the heart is the mantle of
charity whioh the polite coroner and
eympatbotio physician throw around
tbe gravel of gonorous people. At a
scientific congress at Strosburg it was
reported tbat of sixty-six persons who
had suddenly died, an immediate and
faithful pott mortem ihowed tbat only
two persons had any heart affection
whatever one sudden death only in
thirty-three, from diseases of the hoart
Nine out of sixty die of apoplexy one
out of every seven ; while forty-six
more than two out of three died of
lung affection, half of them congestion
of the lungs, that is, the lungs were so
lull of blood tboy could not work;
there was not room enough for air to
got in to support lite. It it then of
considerable practical interest to know
some of the common every-day causes
of this congestion of the lungs, a dis-
wbicb, the figures abore boing
true, kills three timos aa many per
sons at thort warning as apoplexy
and noart disease togotuor. uoia icet,
tight shoes, light clothing, costive
bowels, silting still nntil chilled thro'
alter having been warmed up by labor
or a long, hasty walk ; going too sud
denly from a cloeo, heated room, as a
lounger or listener, or speakor, while
tho body is weakened by continual ap
plication, or abstinence, or beatod by
a long address ; these are the frightful
causes of sudden death in tho form of
congestion of tbo lungs; but wbicb,
oeing laisoiy reported as disease ol
tho heart, and regarded as an inevita
ble event, throw pooplo off their guard
instead of pointing tbem to their true
causes, all ot which are avoidable ; and
vory easily ao, at a goneral rule, when
the mind haa onoa been intelligently
drawn to the tubjoct. HaU't Journal
How do you train tomatoes T" asks
sn agricultural contributor. Woll we
generally train the lighter ones for
trapeze business and clog dancing, and
put the heavy weight through for cannon-ball
tossing, breaking anvils,
shouldering horses and tbat sort of
thing. Occasionally you will be able
to train a low into square trotters.
Whon we were at homo, and there
were four boys of us, we used to train
tbo overripe ones over against old Uuar
ley Fisher's barn distance, one hun
dred and twenty toot and we thought
it mighty poor training whon the
dominie couldn't splosh a plump centro
on lue nay-mow ooor every auira snot.
II vou want any lurtbor particulars,
call at the auditor's office and ask father.
A Short Stout. The difference be
tween the Mahone-Uoadjustera and the
Democrat in Virginia Is vory easily
stated. It is thirteen million dollars.
Tho Roadjnstor wish to cheat the
creditors of the State out of this sum.
The Democrat would like to be rid of
tho burden, but they cannot bring
their conscience up to tho scratch of re
pudiation. This is the long and short
of tho political trouble in Virginia.
Tbe Republicans endorse the Mahone
party. In othor States they usually
advise the payment of debts, but in
Virginia, a a party, tuo rtaaicaia are
The Immense Traffic An ex
change says: Twenty-one hundred
cart were on th track! in the ronn
sylvania Railroad Company's Harris
burg yard on Sunday, liofore 0 o'clock
Monday morning they wero all en route
to destinations to tho four point of
ta compass, ihree thousand freight
can of every description, loaded and
empty, pas the railroad crossing at
Market street dally. Much of this
freight arrive over the several roads
centreing at that point, but tbe greater
portion ot It pastel directly over to
l'ennsj Ivania Railroad.
BY H. L. McQDOWM.
Mr. A. B. Read will hniah In. eopj for tale
ooIbbb for the aeil fear woaka.
Clarion hu lad principal of pub
W. 8. Mott, of Boll township, haa
boen engaged to teach tba Burnside
borough school. ,
The first Institute meeting ol tba
teachera of DuBois borough will occur
September 17tb, 1881.
Jamca H. Kelly bos been chosen
teacher of the publio school of New
Washington borough, for a term of ait:
Miss Ilettie Moore, formerly of tb
Leonard Graded school, haa been ap
pointed teacher in the public schools ol
Ex State Superintendent Wickor-
sham read an exoollent paper on Edu
cation and Crime before the National
Teacher's Association at Atlanta. Ga..
The Teaehert Advocate, published at
Morcer, Pa., tays: "Mr. A. R. Road.
for two years past Principal of Gar
land (Pa.) schools, has entered the law
office of Judge Barrett, Clearfield."
Teachers should come to the Exarai.
nation prepared to subscribe for at
least one educational journal. There
is nothing tbat marks the progressive
toacber more plainly than tbeoontinual
reading of educational literature.
Mr. G. M. Brumbaugh, of Hunting.
don, ha boon appointed Principal of
tho Curwensvillo publio schools, in
place of W. W. Moore, who declined
tbe position. Mr. Brumbaugh come
well recommended as a scholar and in
structor. The teachers of tbe county, no doubt.
will be glad to learn that we have
again secured the services of Prof. J.
J. Ladd, of Staunton, Virginia, aa an
instructor and lecturer at our next
County Institute. Prof. Ladd, it will
be remembered, gave such complete
satisfaction at our Institute lost year.
The Sohool Board of Jordan town
ship have decided to advaace th
wage of their teachers from $25 to
130 dollars ft montb, and will employ
those only who have had successful
experience and are known to have tba
ability to teach. Teachers should ap
ply in writing to the Secretary, Reuben
Prof. A. B. Read will edit the edu
cational department during the next
four weeks. The labor connected with
holding the public examinations ia such
as to render any additional service
both inconvenient and oppressive, and
therefore we have secured the help of
Mr. Read, who haa the zeal and ability
to make this dopartmont much more
interesting than tho present writer.
A correspondent writing from Brady
township, among other things, says :
"The select school at New Salem,
Brady township, taught by Miss Sadie
Morgan, closed with a pionlo in the
grove near the school house, on the 3d
inst, A large number ot parents at
tended, showing their interest in tba
work. All expressed themselves ni
highly pleased with the work accom
plished by the teacher. Thia adds
anotbor tq the many successful term
taught by Miss Morgan."
The following Demons represented
Clearfield county in the State Normal
Schools the nast term : At Edinboro.
Joseph Newell of Huston, Wm. Postle-
thwait, 11. XL. Liinot and Joseph binith,
of Brady township; Thomas Forran,
of Knox, and W. H. Frock, of DuBois. '
At Millorsville, J.F.KIear.ot Wallace
ton ; R. F. Porter, of Lawrenoe : Lois
McGaughoy and Ida Gearbeart, of
Clearfield. At Indiana, W. W. Barber,
ot Pike ; Flora Patcbin and Olive ().
Patcbin, of Burnside, and Thoma L.
Snyder, of Kylertown. At Lock Uavan,
J. A. Gallagher, ot Osceola. Total, 14.
Reports and Certificate have been
receivod as follows :
Wallaceton borough, August 5th;
Karthaui township, August 8th ; Fer
guson township, August 9th.
l he abovo school Boards nav or
ganized as follows :
wallaceton I'roeident, v. a. nest-
brook : Secretary Kd. Robinson.
Karthaus Prosidont, C. M. Uert-
lien, Karthaus; Secretary Andrew
Rankin, Salt Lick.
Ferguson President, Tho. H orris,
New Millport ; Secretary, J. S. Mo
Crccry, Lumber City, Pa.
srt.ru l koiick.
Tbe publio examinations, which be
gin this week, are intended only for
ladios and gentlemen having the nocos
sary age, scholarship and literary ac
quirements, and who desire to teach
in the public schools. 'Jberoloro, young
boys and girls who have been flattered
by their toachor and made believe
they are smarter tban half tbe teacher
of the county, cannot be examined.
The public school is the place for thes
smart boys and girls to show to th
world bow much knowledge tnoy nave,
and not the Teachers' Examination.
Certificates will cot be granted to any
under scvonteen years of age.
rut mutRsrii.it irotxAL school
We have received a pamphlet of 32
pages, containing a. full history of tb
Millersvillo Normal School trouble, in
which tbe aggrieved students, seventy,
one in numbor, justly vindicate them
selves from the misrepresentations of
the faculty and tbe pros, it is evident
from tho written testimony produced
in this pamphlet that the student bad
oaus for pursuing thennrahiy did,
and that the principal and faculty wont
beyond the bounds of reason in their
attempt to suppress the trouble In th
outatart Tho proceedings throughout
show that their actiona were based
a selfish and arbitrary idea, in
stead of a liberal principle. Henc their
successive explanations aeem to oe
characterized by tha moat convicting
contradictions, rondoring their side of
tbo quostion weak, and giving the "in.
subordinates" every opportunity lor
convincing an intelligent publio of tb
fact tbat thoir lido waa deserving at
least of a hearing. Th case li on of
some magnitude, involving torn Im
portant principle of ordor, and estab
lishing a preccuont nerevoiur unanow u
in th history of tb Normal school of
th State. It ia apparent from tba
fact In tho case that student and fac
ulty, under tha vigorous pressor of
excitemont acted very imprudently.
Th students allege in their explana
tion of th case, that Prof. Brookt and
facnltv were not satisfied wllb their
peaceable withdrawal from lb sohool,
but tnbscqnently expelled tbem for
one year, and have, in addition to this,
been endeavoring to keep tbora from
gaining admittance to other school In
the state, and irom gelling employment
aa teacher in th publio acboola, Th
"boys" produce undeniable evidence to
show thai tboy have bfn pursued
in tbil viodiotiv manner by tha Mill
orsville authoritiea since tb trouble
in June last. Their statement alon
are sever reflection npoa th honor
and dignity of the member ot tb fac
ulty, and must necessarily subject tbem
to sever criticism. Th report ia
scholarly In vsry particular, and I
signed by all th so-called belligerent
tudenta, seventy-one ia Dumber, and
certainly eontaint ft convincing array
oi fact. - ,