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Whole No. 2882.
Poor House Business.
The Directors of the Poor meet at the Poor
House 00 the 2d Tuesday of each month.
GriiO. 7T. 3;L;DEP*S
Attorney at Law,
Office Market Square, Lewistown, will at
tend to business in Mltßin. Centre and Hunting
don counties mv 26
Attorney at Law,
OFFERS his professional services to the citizens of |
Muffin county. Office with D. W. Woods, esq., |
Main street, below National Hotel. my' 2
STAMPING ! STAMPING ! !
LADIES wishing to have Stamping,
: ,tic for either BRAID or E.>l BROIDERY,
caa bo accommodated with the latest patterns, by
calling on Mrs. SHAW, at her residence on Third
street. adjoining tiie old Baptist church.
Patterns of every description aud the latest styles
s.Mitj - on baud and fof sale. apl2s-3tn.
OFFER - ? h - professional services to the citizens of
Lew:-t-wn and vicinity. All in want of good, neat
work will d:> well 10 give iiitn a call.
He may be found at all times at his office, three
door< ea*t of H.M.tR. Pratt's store, Vailey street,
M. R THOMPSON, D. D. S.
HAVING permanently located in Lewistown, offers
his professional services to the ladies and gentle
men of this piaee and viein
tty. Being in possession
of all the late improve-
ARSyBrT- - rn, uts in the Dentn Profes
„< Y -
If VStrTt-g" ~ tion to those who may need
? w '' vf T Ins services in ail branches
of his profession. Refer
Office west Market street, near Eisenbise's hotel,
where he c.in l>e found for professional eori-ultatmn
bom the first Mouday of each month until the fourth
Monday, wnen lie will be absent on professional busi
ness one week. majlO-tl
To Purchasers of Furniture.
R. H. McCLINTIC,
West Market St., Lewistown,
HAS complete > HAMBER SUITS of Walnut. Var- ;
nished and in Oil. Also.
together with a lar_ - e assortment of Fashionable and
CHAIRS, MATTRESSES &c.
Call and see his stock before purchasing elsewhere.
N. B M eta lie and Wood Buna) Cases constantly
on hand. C..ffius also made to order, and Funeral's ,
attended with a tine Hear*e. at short notice.
Lewistown, June 27, 1860-6mos
HIGHEST CASH PRICES FDR WHEAT, AND
ALL KINDS DF GRAIN,
or received it on storage, at the option of those j
having it for the market.
They hope, by giving due and personal at
tention to business, to merit a liberal share of '
SALT and Limeburners
COAL always on hand
WM. B McATEE & SON.
Lewistown, Jan. 1, 1865.-tf
'pilE undersigned are prepared to
buy all kinds of Produce for ca-h, or receive on
store at "Brown's Mills, Reedsville, Pa. We will have
Plaster. Salt and Coal.
We intend keeping the mill constantly running, and
JiDUA, uS-, A3,
for sale at the h.w.-st Market rates, at ail times.
W-Tiie public are requested to give us a call.
sep27tf H. STRVNK A HOFFMAN'S.
WHAT'S ALL THIS ?
Why, the Grain Business Reviv
ed at McCoy's old Stand.
rpHE undersigned, having rented the large
I and commodious Warehouses formerly
occupied by Frank AfcCoy, esq., is now pre
pared to purchase or receive arid forward
All Kinds of Grain,
for which he will pay market prices. Also,
he will keep for sale, Salt. Plaster, Coal &
lie returns thanks to all his old customers
for their former patronage, and shall feel
grateful for a renewal of past business rela
tions. He has also accepted the agency for
Jferchants will find it to their <*dvantage
to give hi in a call.
marl4-ly W.tf. WILLIS.
H right and license to use and
se;! be,: 1 Drew s improvement in mmle r.f cut
ting Uh'.is. winch pateut consists of tutting with but
one seam, and withrut crimping we therefore cau
tion all agmnst using or selling hoot-of this make
in the county of Mifflin. J. . Smith and S. D.
Byrarn. Agent- for Pennsylvania and assigners to p!
>. K. .p. Siioii and Township Rights will be sold bv
P F. Loop. All wishing to avail themselves of this
new and desirable tool, which is ut least twenty-five
P-r cent. of an advantage to the wearer over the old.
can d<> so. l.y writing to P. F. Loop. Call and see.
L TJ M BEFt.
TEST received, at the Lumber Yard of Wm B Hoff-
O man A Sons, a full supplv of Drv Lumber, inclu
PLASTERING LATH, PALING.
BOARDS, PLANK. JOISTS
poors and Sash always on hand. Also, 25,000 two-foot
v *5 1L all of which will be for cash.—
i&rd back of East Third street, Lewistown 'eli-v
Trains leave Lewistown Station as follows:
! „ , , Westward. Eastward.
Philadelphia Express, 425a. m. 12 17 a. m.
Baltimore - (-2) 5 35 a. in.
New Vork Express. (11 6 18 a.m.
Day Express, (5—2) 400 p.m. 1106 a.m.:
Fast Line, (2) 6 15 p. m. (3) 6 16 a. m. 1
Way Passenger. (2; 9 34 a.m.
Local Accommodation, (2) 5 52 p m.
Mail, (2) 5 03 p. m.
Cincinnati Express, (2i 6 22 p m
Emigrant. (3) 10 27 a. in.
N. Y. Stock Freight, 3 45 a.m.
Through Freight, 10 30 p.m. 111a. m.
t,* 81 " 915 a.m. 702 a.m.
Express 12 20 p.m. 12 42 p.m.
?*"* " 125 p.m. 700 p.m.
Jt i!r ' 35 a - m - 305 p.m.
Coal 1 rain. 12 55 p. m . 940. a m.
I mon Line, * 9 05 p. m.
1 daily: 2 daiiv except Sunday; 3 daily except Mon
day; a does not stop at Lewistown; Philadelphia Ex
press Eastward, daily except Monday.
Fare to Hamsburg $210: to Philadelphia 5 85: to
Altoona 2 50; to Pittsburgh 6 60: to Baltimore 5 20 : to
York 3 20.
Air The ticket office will he open 20 minutes before
the arrival of each passenger train.
it e. Robeson. Agent.
Galbraith & Conner's omnibusses connect with all
tne passenger trains, and take up and set down pas
senger- at all points within tiie bur ugh. Orders are
requested to be left at the National House.
Tiie Trains on the Miffiin a Centre Co. Branch road
leave Lewistown tor Keedsvilie at 7 45 a. m.. 11 23 a. !
m., I 00 p. m. and 5 16 p.m., arriving from Reedsville |
at 8 57 a. in.. 12 27 p. m„ 2 17 p. m.ando 17 p. m., stop- i
ping at the intermediate station* both ways.
NEW BRANCH STORE.
Goods & Millinery,
WHOLESALE AND RETAIL.
TO MII.LINERS 1 can offer the most favorable
terms, a- ail my goods are shipped directly from the
factory in Massachusetts. We are selling goods low
er than ean be bought in New York by the dozen or
package. Give us a call. Save yourself of the need
less expense. None but the latest styles kept on
hand. All orders takeu hy ouragents promptly nlied.
I would most respectfully invite the attention of the
Ladies of this town aud vicinity to our stock of Hiss
es and Ladies Hats and Bonnets, which we will sell
lower than ever offered before at retail.
H. E STONE,
Agent for Stoni. Dahiels - Co.. Wholes-lie Manu
facturers of Imported and Domestic Straw Goods.
Lewistown, April 18,1866.
has now open
A NEW STOCK
which will be made up to order in the neat
est and most fashionable styles. apl9
_ H AR T M A N PHIL
1-1P- 'Utinues to inunt, aire
j on the Bt-iiefoute ami Lewistown Turnpikefs miles
i from Lewistown. of a quality superior, and at prices
lower than elsewhere tn_the"county. A varied stock
; of neat and durable work i- always kept on hand,
' from which purchasers may .-elect. And any article in
| his line will lie made to or lcr ad the shortest notice.
' All work warranted to be of fir-t quality and ol the
j most approved and recent patterns,
| Repairing done with neatness and dispatch.
Y'eagertow n. May 23, 1866-6rn
J A & W. R. McKEE
H AVE removed tiieir Leather Store to Odd Eel
lows' Hall, wher- they will constantly keep
i on hand. Sole Leather. Harness, Skirting and Upper
Leather. Kips. American and French < u.fskiu.-. Ho
| roccos. Linings and Bindings, and a general assort
j meat of Shoe Findings, which they null sell cheap for
i caxh Highest market price paid" in cash for ..ides,
I Caif Skins and Sheep Skins.
sfi * * ,fS "rt YSiYRILN Vs. C* d®' - '?
I wanted, for which the highest market price will be
j paid in Cash. ap4tf
MRS. M. E. STEWART,
West Markit st„ Lewistown,
j LADIES A GENTLEMEN'S rURNISHING GOODS.
' Sacks. Cloaks. Hats. Bonnets. I.adte- Fine Z)/i£.B'.S'
j GOODS'and Trimmings.
Patterns of latest styles always on hand.
Millinery and Dress-Making
executed in the most approved style.
Lewistown, April 18, 1566.t1"
CHESTNUT OAK AND HEMLOCK BARK,
Delivered at the Tannery of
Z. SP/.ITC3L3 & SC.,
J For which the highest market price will be
paid in CASH.
IJERSONS in general, and especially those
about going to housekeeping, will take
DOtice that A. Felix is still manufacturing a'l
and has now on hand a large assortment of
goods suitable for housekeeping, such a* So
fas, Tetes, Spring and Cane Chairs, Windsor
Chairs, Lounges, marble top Tables, with a
general assortment of well made furniture of
all kinds, and at low prices. We wish to
draw the attention of purchasers to call and
examine the stock. In connection he can
furnish persons with Crockery. Gueensware,
Butterbowls, Churns, Tubs, Buckets, Wash
boards, Tucker's patent Clothes Wringer
best machine out to save labor and clothing.
Hair, husk, and Excelsior Mattresses, Ward
robes, Settees. Extension Table's, on hand.
Bargains can be had by calling at A. Fe
fix's Store or Furniture Warehouse.
jao3l A. FELIX.
TRY Frvsingers Navy at SIOO per ib.and you will use
Frymngers Spun !: .m't be beat.
Fry-ingers Flounder is the best.
The Ornnoko Twi-t defies competition.
Get your Fine Cut Fry singers. $1.20 a $1,50 per lb.
Navy Tobacco 50 cents "per lb. at Frysingers, and all
other goads in his iitio very low for cash.
Merchants will find it to their interest to get their
| goods a i Frysingers.
e2O East Market St- Lewistown, Pa.
WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 15 } 1866.
Description ol' And* rsoin ille.
[The following description of Ander
son vi lie wfts given to a lady at Baltimore,
from whence we obtained it for publica
tion in the Gazette.]
The prison embraced an area of 25J
acres, being 1295 rods in length by
865 in width: It is enclosed by a
stockade, formed of pine logs 20 feet
long and 8 inches in diameter, placed
close together, and planted in the earth
at a depth of 5 feet deep. The 'dead
line' was 17 feet from the stockade.—
I here are wells inside the enclosure,
from 60 to 90 feet deep. The Ceme
tery is about 100 rods from the above.
It contains 47 acres, enclosed by a new
substantial picket fence. On each side
ot the gate are posts 8 feet high, sup
porting sign boards, on which is neat
ly painted the following:
The follo-A inginscription,also, greets
the visitor at the entrance :
'On Fame's eternal camping ground
Their silent tents are spread.
A glory guards with solemn round
The bivouac of the dead.'
Inside the enclosure, at various
points, are the following inscriptions:
'The hopes, the fears, the blood, the tears,
That marked the biiter strife,
Are now all crowned with victory
That saved the Nation's life.'
•Whether in the prison drear,
Or in the battle's van.
The fittest place f..r man to die,
Is where he dies for man.'
'A thousand battle-fields have drunk
The blood of warrior's brave.
And countless homes arc dark aud drear
Thro' tiie iand they died to save.'
'Through all Rebellion's horrors,
Bright shiues the Nation's fame;
Our gallant soldiers perishing
Have won a deathless name.'
'Then shall the dust return to the earth as it was.
aud the spirit shall return to the God who gave it.'
The number of Union graves is
12,920; graves of Confederates 78.
The graves are sections of two rows
each with head boards between, on
which is painted the name, company,
regiment, and State, together with the
date of the death of the deceased,
each board serving to mark two graves.
Six graves appear alone. They are
those of men hung for murdering fel
Trout in Florida.
A correspondent of the Louisville
Journal writing from Quincy, Florida,
under date of June 17th," gives the
following description of a novel meth
od uf trout fishing in vouge there :
On my way hither in the course of
my agricultural researches, I asisted,
as the French say, at a quite novel
and amusing fishing party, the like of
which I never saw or read of before.
The scene was a lake covering about
200 acres, varying in depth from 15 to
50 leet, and filled with the most beau
tiful speckled trout. When the party
reached the shore, a burley freedman
appeared with a huge bucket of gourds
on his shoulder, to the neck of each of
which was attached u tdiort line, at
the end of which was a hook, baited
with a minnow. The freedmen pushed
off in a little canoe, and flung these
gourds broadcast on the face of the
lake, and then the guests, who were
to participate in the sport, were invi
ted to embark, each in a canoe pro
pelled by one paddle. The day was
just such a one as would have glad
dened the heart of Izaak Walton, and
the trout bit greedily. Soon the gourds
were bubbing around in every direc
tion, chased by the eager and ex
cited fishermen in the canoes, amid
the shouts of those who watched the
fun from shore. Down goes a gourd
with a four pound trout at the end of
it. and away it flies in the water with
a couple of canoes in hot pursuit.—
The fishermen paddle witii all their
might, arid when one or both come
alongside, throw down their paddles
and stretch out their hands to grasp
their prize Away goes the gourd in
another direction, and away go the
boats in continued pursuit Soon other
trout hook themselves to other gourds,
and become as puzzled where to go as
the fishermen which to chase. Now
under the bows, now to the leeward,
now to the starboard, the gourds and
trout are dancing about as if on pur
pose to contuse tiieir pursuers, who
occasionally, if inexperienced in the
management of the peculiar craft in
which they are afloat, iniss their dis
tance, and gourd and trout and fisher
men are all in tiie water together, the
canoe and paddle going it on their own
hook. The more knowing and more
self-possessed land their fish with con
siderable dexterity, but the novices
have only the excitement of the chase
without any of the fish. One of the
party, full six feet nigh and weighing
over two hundred pounds, insisted on
taking an active part in the sport, and
in trying to cheek the way of his boat
with the paddle by sticking it in a mud
bank, found his craft shoot from un
der him, leaving him to swim out as
best he could to the uproarious amuse
ment of the spectators. Fortunately
there were several skilled performers,
who caught a number of trout aud i
perch, and after some hours spent in
the fish chase, an excclleut lry was
served on shore, which every one en
joyed hugely, and none more so thau
the portly individual who was capsized.
Ihe gentleman who gave this frolic,
has a very fine plantation within a
few miles of Bainbridge. admirably cul
tivated by well behaved freed men, who
have contracted to work, and perform
their promise with cheerful fidelity.
[lbis mode of fishing is nothing
new, to us at least—the senior editor
of the Gazette and Sheriff Ramler of
Lebanon haying practiced it on the
dam at the waterworks west of that
town twenty two or three years ago, :
though instead ot gourds, square pie
ces oi shingle, with a gimlet hole in
the centre to pass the line through,
A Pennsylvania Lake.
A New York letter writer gives the
following account of a Pennsylvania
Lake: "Harvey's Lake, lying some
thirteen miles from Wilksbarre, I was ,
curious to see before leaving the re
gion. It is the largest lake in Penn- i
sylvania. though only about 12 miles j
in circumference. The road leading •
to it is rough and wild for much of the
distance, but the scenery is wonder
fully varied and charming. The suc
cession of lofty hill aud deep valley is
almost continuous. Huge forests ,
stretching over highland and lowland :
for miles away, are relieved by fre- |
quent smiiiug fields of corn, wheat, |
oats and grass. I have seen no finer
crops anywhere than this rugged re-;
giou presented. The rich and prodi- j
gai soil seemed to stand ready to pay j
back fifty fold the toil bestowed upon '
it The forest growth, too, looked like I
the product of centuries. The giant j
hemlock, oak, maple, beach, asb, lind- j
en, sycamore and other varieties, can ,
opied the road; while immense half- !
decayed trunks were thickly strewn
on either side, as far as the eye could
pierce the forest gloom. Of so little
worth is this rich woodland here, that
thousands of acres of the best oak and i
hemlock districts ma}' be bought for !
from 32 50 to §5 the acre. Tanneries
must, therefore, multiply here as the !
supply of bark decreases in more fre- ;
Arrived at the lake, we find a plain,
though commodious frame house of
three stories, with piazzas on two sides,
planted on a declivity leading to the
water and commanding a tine view of
it. The lake is in the heart of a wil
derness, and is, in truth, a very pretty
little sheet of water. It is shaped
something like the letter T, and is
about three miles from end to end.—
The water is pure and clear like that
of the lovely lakes of Central New
York, and has in some parts a depth
of two hundred feet.
Kliack Stain Scotland.
A heavy fall ot black rain took place j
last month near Aberdeen, Scotland, i
The Aberdeen Journal "says: The black 1
rain showers, which are so well known I
in Scotland, have been at last recog- j
nized in England. Between the be- 1
ginning of January, 1866, there have
been no fewer than 8 authenticated
black showers in Scotland. Seven of
these fell in Slains and the extensive
surrounding district. Two of them
were accompanied with pumice stones,
some of the balls measuring eight or
ten inches in diameter, and weighed '
upwards of a pound, avordupois. The
first lour including the Carluke show
er, and the eighth, were contempora
neous with outbursts of Vesuvius, and j
the intermediate three with those of
Etna. But now. through the instru
mentality of the Rev. Mr. Rust of
Slains, who was the first to draw gen
eral attention to the Scottish shower,
it has been discovered that England gets
her share likewise of black showers.
On the 6d of May, of the present
year (1866) at 11 a. m., and again at
4 p. m., the town of Birmingham and
surrounding country were lur three
quarters of an hour each time envel
oped in darkness and rain. Accidents
took place in the streets, vehicles
were upset, and gas had to be lighted
at some of the crossings, and in nearly
all places of business.
Mr. Rust, writing for information,
found that a large quantity of black
rain, similar to the Scottish, fell and
blackened rain water tanks and clothes
on greens, not only in Birmingham it
self, but at rural places many miles
distant, unaffected by soot-smoke, and
even windward of that town. So far
as known, however, no word has yet
arrived of any volcanic outburst, al
though judging from what has taken
place in Scotland, a probability exists
that some volcano has been in a state
of activity, emitting its contents,
whether it be heard of or not.
A Paradise in Pennsylvania.
Mrs. Eloise Hunt, of Heiner's Run,
Clinton county, Pa . writes thus:
" My home has been for six years in
a little rocky basin, shut in on every
side by the Alleghenies, without a
neighbor, a Teh, or a school, seeing
no liumai; !..c for weeks, —ay, even
months sometimes —< x-ept those ot
my husband and child. Living thus. 1
have come to love in a strange and ab
sorting way ail that nature has thrown
around tne. Earth with its varied
growth of trees and shrubs, plants aud
mosses, rocks and water, the clouds,
blue sky and stars, everything is beau
tiful to me; even the dead leaves, the
old decayed trees and bare rocks are
beloved. Think, then, how inexpres
sibly dear the living trees and tlowets
and moving water.
" I have tame trout, six yards from
the door, that leap above the water to
catch bits ol meat from my fingers.—
The pheasants make their nests in
sight of the house, and sometimes the
male bird is seen drumming on the old
log only a few rods up the mountain
side. I have planted wild flowers
around my doors, and in summer, the
humming-birds go through the open
house on their visits to the flowers. —
Strangers from the world have said :
" • How ean you exist in this dreary
"Their eyes cannot see as mine; nor
can they hear any of the pleasant voi
ces I hear, and so I simply tell theiu
what they comprehend : ' it is my ne
cessity.' My place, which is so lonely
to others, is so pleasant to me that i
have named it Paradise, and here I
will teach my son a love of truth, pu
rity and beauty."
An A licit-u t Revolver.
In the historical collection of Dres
den is an object of great interest—a
perfect revolving pistol, more than two
hundred years old; no antiquated, half
made, rough, rudimentary affair, but
a- thoroughly finished a pistol as were
the Toledo aud Damascus blades of
older date. It is of the same size as a
Colt's revolver, and not only were the
revolving barrels of precisely the same
structure, size and shape, but they
were six in number. The only point
ol inferiority was, that in this there is
no spring to bring up the next barrel
when one is fired, it must be dune
with the hand. Col. Colt was shown
this pistol when in Europe, shortly be
lore his death. His face was very ex
| pressive when he saw his own inven
tion applied mure than two centuries
| since. Of course the lock was flint,
j and yet, being a revolving lock, it was
j packed away in a very small spate,
and the whole aspect of the pistol was
as neat and attractive as any modern
revolver. There is also another firearm
; still more interesting. It is a Went
j worth gun. perfect in every respect,
i excepting that the bore is square in
stead of six sided- Truly there is
nothing new under the sun !
An Amusing Prayer.
Some very interesting incidents oc
curred among the contrabands during
the war, of which the delegates of the
Christian Commission were witnesses.
The iollowing I have never seen pub
At a meeting of the colored -bred
dren' for prayer, one cf their number
offered the following petition : 'Lord
bress dese poor critters and dese yer
sinners. Dey's surrounded by a great
many blessings. Dey don't know how
good you is Dey's like the bog under
de 'simmon tree, eatin' de 'simmons,
and don't know whar dey come from.
Hub mercy on all de sinners; and on
my Jim, 'cause he's a bad boy, Lord—
badder than you knows for ! He sicars.
He swars drefful. Lord, when you don't
know it. He swars inoie in de tent
than he do out-doors ! Now bress us
all, and stand by me, and I'll stand by
Josh Billings Correspondence.
Pareut—l kant tell you the best
way to bring up a boy; but if I had
one that didn't lie well enuff to suit
me, I think now 1 would sett him
tending a drigood store. Probably, 1
of the best ways tew bring up a
boy in the way he should go is tew
travel that way yourseifs, once in a
while. Still there aint no such thing;
I have seen them brought up as keer
ful az a lapp-dorg, and then go to the
devil jist az soon az they could strike
the right track And then, agio, I
have saw them come out of somebody's
gutter and wash up like a diamond
Raisin boys iz a good deal like raisin
colts. It you don't get more than
one out of ten that is a fast one, you
are doing fust rate.
Buty is one of them things that
kant be described; yu might as well
undertake to tell how a kiss tastes.
I think (from aktual experience) the
bappiost period in childhood is when
they have jest be©a spanked and got
well over it.
Vol, LVI. No. 32-
:i queer old fellow the
Frenchman must have been who, for
twenty years loved a lady, nd never
missed passing his evenings at her
house. She became a widow. 'I wish
you joy,' cried his friend; you may now
marry the woman you have so long
adored.' 'Alas!' said the poor French
man, profoundly dejected, 'and if so,
where shall I spend my evenings?'
Questions for Copperheads.
You say every day that you "sup
port President Johnson ' Will you,
auy of you, speakers or newspapers,
tell us whether you approve the fol
lowing acts and measures of President
1. Dictating , to 'sovereign States'
(see copperhead State platform) in the
highest act of sovereignty —the change
of the United States Constitution—the
passage of the anti-slavery amendment.
2. Dictating , in the strongest terms,
the repudiation of the rebel debt.
3. Holding those 'sovereign States'
under martial law, with the habcascor
j pus suspended, and the whole under
4. Prescribing the qualifications of
i electors in said States.
J. K. HARTZLKK, Bellevili-e, Mijlin County. Editor
Meeting of (lie State Teachers'
GETTYSBURG, Aug. 2, li>G6.
This historic little town has been un
usually lively for a tew days past in
consequence of the large number of
teachers in attendance at the State
Teachers Association. This body met
here, in St James (Lutheran) Church,
day before yesterday morning at 10
o'clock, and was called to order by the
President, Prof. Samuel P. Bates. Col.
George F. McFarland, who lost a limb
on the first day of the great struggle
| here, is Secretary. The attendance of
I members is unusually large, number
ing probably upwards of three hund
red ladies and gentlemen from all
| parts of the State, and representing
i every grade of institutions, from the
J common school to the university. Ex
| cepting the meeting of the National
) Teacher.-' Association in Harrisburg,
j a year ago, we doubt whether there
; has ever been such a meeting of culti
; vated and earliest education in Penn
sylvania. Among the distinguished
j members here, we notice the veteran
Dr. Thos. H. Burrowes, Prof. J. P.
W iekersham, lion. Chas. 11. Coburn,
Prof. Samuel P. Bates, and other able
! but younger men, with a large number
i of humble privates, who are connected
with the unpretending public school.
The Association was welcomed to
the town by Aaron Sheely, Esq., Coun
! ty Superintendent of Adams county,
, in a neat little address, which was re
! sponded to, on the part of the Associ
; ation, by Prof. Edward Brooks.
Among the subjects which have been
! discussed, are the Normal School Sys
tem of Pennsylvania, by Profs. Gil
christ, Brooks, Thompson, Jlaub, Har
diug, and liev. P. Cruikshank ; the
Relations and Duties of the Christian
Ministry to the cause of Popular Edu
cation, by Drs. Brown and Hay; the
Admission of Pupils of both sexes into
! our Colleges, by several of the leading
members, including Dr. Muhlenberg of
Pennsylvania College; methods of
teaching the English Language were
discussed by Profs. Slreit, Hamilton,
Parker, Thompson, Kerl, and others.
To our mind this was the most practi
cal discussion held during the meeting
and the one which most directly con
cerned our public schools. By the way,
we have oiten noticed that iD most of
j our educational meetings and Journals
there is a tendency to overlook that
humble but powerful institution, the
I public school, which supplies whatever
! of school training fourteen out of fif
teen of our people get. The Past,
Present, and Future of the County
' Superintendent-)*, and a number of
other questions were also discussed.—
In addition to these, there were able
and interesting reports, addresses, and
vocal music, excursions to the battle
field, to the scenes of the great conflict
upon these hills, a little more than
three years ago.
The Association was closed this
evening with a social meeting —a reg
ular feast of reason and flow of soul,
Dr. Burrowes leading off in the happi
est vein. Tlius closed a meeting which,
we trust, has done much toward wak
ing up the friends oi' the good cause
and leading them to renewed efforts
in behalf ot intelligence and virtue.
We close with an extract from the
Gettysburg Star of this morning :
" We do not remember before of
having looked upon a more intelligent
and dignified body, and Gettysburg
should feel honored with their pres
ence. May they take away with them
as good'impressions in regard to the
people of Gettysburg as they have left
: with regard to themselves "