Bradford reporter. (Towanda, Pa.) 1844-1884, October 10, 1861, Image 1

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Thursday Moruing, October 10,1861. ,
Stlttto poetrn.
(From Vanity Fair.)
Men of America,
t'p Irom your slumbers!
L>sh the thick mist away.
F.ach soul that cumbers!
Freedom is yet alive ; j
Wake, in her name to strive ;
S varni. Irom each busy hive.
Resistless numbers !
Were we not freemen t>o ra
il ere-iwvmleU ?
When shall the hiss of scorn
Our fame have ended ?
The soil of Washington
Traitors should harbor none—
Though all our rivers run
With crimson blended.
Our realm is half a world ;
Ocean to ocean!
Shall -ur tH; now 1* furled
'Mid war* commotion ?
S . letr Chief's command,
Over IT ,J L.tke and 'and.
11 aw every freeman's hand.
Each heart's devotion!
t" up for l.ibertv!
The battle rages ;
(if our laud's history
l>iood stain- the paces.
IVath may be welcome now ;
Though cold the lantvl'd brow,
Men to its tame shall bow
All through the aces.
From caitiff rear or S icht.
Good Loan, deliver 1
By truce w .lh trait>r might.
Give us peace, never 1
Rather go d .wat < dust.
As in the end we m .-I.
Flaring IN GOD our trust.
Freemen te.rever 1
istt 11 anto as.
(Frem'Ba: ker's M <.:.u >
Former v con u try j -masters made quar
to:. V re lIJ UUCH 10 H'C geaeral deportllleiit a'.
ffstiwgloa, by depoattmg the MBUMI IU >uiue'i' * £ bai.k, to the credit of the post
ms-t : gt .rrt 1. ami sending htu thereter a
et rt.fn- tie of the depository 1H: k. A person
iniewding wel an aycntioa, deposited IU our
lat k, five hundred dollars, and took the us
na. certificate. He was a strainer to u>. :or
did we kuow bis rtadtMC : mod the occur
rence hav g nothing pni ar a out it. e:u :•
ed ttt gtMTtl uoticc. and was 5,,. 1; forgo' ten.
&eterl years eip-*\i, when, OB a tran-!\ r of
accounts cousnj'ieiit to fe op. i : g • ' n : a'
ledger, our book keejwr stated to uie toe t x s
lance ol tne defo.-ii, and t. e '.. me iiu j re-
Ulume l il' a . vl ;t ut t..e >'• - - r.- ( ■ -
ED BO parUctilwr actio I —WE sat MM I th tt : E
depart AWN t, karieg faod* LA . I,.. I **. .. ■—
en to let it i.e Vitb us Tbe U |>-.tor, boa*
inr, as we sohstquri.t.'y lean ed. had, on re
taraiaft bone, placed the entdcaie ia a draw
er among otlier papers, ii.te. d i g to traasßMt
to W ash lug ton, after he had copied some
\ .chers which rre io4v\i uq ant it ; tut !>e
c takes suddenly ill, and his illness lertHiu- j
s g speedily in u.ath. the transmission was
iff accomplished. The existence of the cer- •
-c was utikn.'WD to anv ore person beloag
iag to '.he p*t office. at:d the lux>k> of theo.e
--t-exhibited oi.'y the amount of the in
debtcdaeaa to the general detriment, while
.. wh rewith to the n.vie 4adaeaa
i be found, alter the most diligent search
trie premises and inquiry of the widow The
wmditioa of the office BMBBMd tuuch the ap- j
re*r*:.ce of a de: a vat ion. and rt nu rs soon '
iv.necled therewith ibe sudden death of the
Nipfsvsed detai'.er \\ hispers ciivolaied around
? l< ghlß.rhoovi that he had taken poison,
• ie -oaae .i.stead n.s sted that he had hunsr
: and a . remembered that he had. for
*eral days previ us to his death, evinced a |
ae-Tous and unbecoming urgency to collect i
.:-;a i.og debts that, iu the period al
'■ ■ were accorded by country postmas ers
'•a o- residences. Nor was the de
f-arta.-ct at Was too in iguorance of what
'i (;-.*••-d An active po lviau of the v.:
f*. a..v bad Jong coveted the office, a; j bad
■•de frequent efforts to supplant the iucuoi
r<-'-> *:. .e speedi yto Washington, for the
p.av'e. taking occasion to justify hi#
'I itiv>a of the tenth commandment ,
•J " 1 .£ the eXiStmg defwh-atiou, and io
? -'I X tkat his :ong expectation of such a |
.. isreu ibe icwdiug motive for his for* .
s f<r the office lie succeed t
a> atid in addition, re-ceited i
s •' * * t uemaiii from the two of i
w* drceased a liquidation ol the ta'ance due ~
th. of tre head of a fan iy
■ •fUat .alaai ty, io its most nnugatcd 'oriu . i
' assaßies ouwootrd w;en \
' - * * ta a loss of the means of support ! i
v t-r-ar-d i usehold, and the v.urn- .
' 1 " la .: i*. u st-Tbj i its
• .vv.s SvX ho*t Vef, Was ,
"rr- ** • l . ol li*t * .tioi id the 1
" • *'. at.. itKombeftd auso .u '.tree
- -rra Tey were too yu;gto u i
- fu.l i.a ure of tbeT benwtentent; <
■ - posaaaaad strot-g set-.' It -
as the greatest of her affi.e ions, the 5
"rTa- . y .er v.'Cv a-c. . u-i a i ;
- - ' ' 'ue ituuced to beiieTe his geuit, j \
- * knew net to c trover; it-- ,
'**'• w oosUvvs 00 her part should ope- j ,
y* 'jury of h.s sare ies. and that thus \
- -cbwau * c„iracttr m gat part,a yre ;
: - ?ke Tolautar.iy to cce of j
'"t r j„t o: da a itra'.joa oa tae .ates. ♦
tate's estate, and the trifling effects might all
be sold in the most expeditious manner. The
adiuinistra or happened to be a benevolent
man, and by udvaucing some funds of his own, j
the government was paid the balance due from
the deceased, and the family were left iu the |
ownership of their small homestead, with most
of its essential furniture—the efforts of the:
widow suffi-itig to provide a scanty susteuauce
for herself and children.
Years passed 011 this way ; the subject had
originally engrossed the I tile village, and
reached to some of the surrounding parts ; but
it bad king been forgotten by the young, and 1
was only occasionally rtmeuibered by the old;
when one of tbe widow's children, a female, j
just grown into womanhood, a>ked her mother ■
the use of retaining so many old papers that '
were lying in a trunk which the young woman
had long desired to posses-. The mother ad- !
nutted she knew no use ia retaining them.— j
Some of them, however, were letters which
she had received from her husbm d during his I
occasonal absence from h ine. and j>he was re
luctant to destroy them though -he was equal (
ly reluLtaut to read them ; but the greater j
part of tbe papers were old post office docu- j
meats, way bills and blanks, of no u-e wh itev
er ; and it tbe daughter would re- rve the let
ters, (they would not amount to a large 1 - I
ber. the other papers be destroyed
Forth sped the girl, elated to take pos>e--:on
of the long coveted trunk, and the letter*
ware soon sorted from the mass that was des
lined to be destroyed. Curiosity induced the
g.ri to open a few of the unt'quated sallow
letters, w hen in one of them she found a print- 1
ed paper, that so arrested her attention t.y it
r.seui lance to a bank note, that she to.'k it !
w.tii her whenjslie returned to her mother, that
its character might rie elucidated. The moth
er no sooner saw it than she recognized it as
a cert tieate of deposit ; and her true woman
ly instincts, all loyal still to the husband of her
youth, sarauMd immediately that it might, in !
-otue way, f e connected with hi- alleged le
: fwicatiou. She lost n< time in sliwing it to the
benevoit nt surety, vriio - ill lived 111 the neigh
borhood, and who had eeattastij assisted her
111 her struggles to keep the family from want
and to educate the children. He bid long
exercised the office of justice of thi peace, wed
understood enough of bu-ii.-- generally to I
know the nature of such a pap I : jvrt
• I to be issued by our 1 >. h
r.-ce pt of five hundred dollars 1... n- credit of I
I >st Blaster ■ .i. He kindly ; f
t- •; -•. : . ' of uiT.. r, tic :gh t.-.e
ed. He ventured, t owever, to • - • 1
ney to our bat k. and there as •to -i t %\
the money was still undrawn ; and OB this oc- j
casiou we became aware, for the Cr-t time, of I
all the preceding occurrence*. But we could
not yet t>c sure that the government were not
the owaers of the moaey ; fv>r though its bav
g been left so long undrawn would have been
c tsclusive aga.nst it- owner-hip by a private
person, yet the gorerumeut m ght be influt nc- ,
ti by d.ff-rt " pnjic : at : ' ic k :v:-- '
ed lhut the cert fica'e shon' i I e -ei " to Wash
ington. with a narrative of the circumstances, j
is * a rquest t ai, if the Prpartmet.t had to '
claims iLrreon. thej should return the I
• a'c da j e.Oi reed, -o thai live I ai.k could pay j
lb. money to the widow.
Tl.e I-*-.*'d" J'c was accordinglr sent, as we j
had aviriseil. and, after no long delay, it was j
returned with the coggeitodeadnrunaeat —the ;
goti rumCßt alleging no claims thereon—and
e ja i five hundred do! irs to the widow,
who tna :e B joorwej to receive it ; though, a
-he w as not the administratrix of fur husband, j
the money had. in form, to be paid to hr
fr end. the admiLi-trator. who accompanied,
her. T: e amount seemed t > her very large ;
but the greatest pleasure she derived from tbe
transaction was the justification it produced of i
the integrity of hei husband ; and though we
had heard all tbe circumstances thereof before, j
we could not resist bcr evident desire to re-1
count it to u- herself, and tbe g r at fcation we
saw -he received from the recital relieved the
tedium of a twice-told tale. She returned home
a happier woman than she had been since ber
widowhood, and insisted on reimbursing to her
husbar i's surety what the t ff-c'.s of the estate
had faded to meet ; though he resi-teothe of
fer. t :. 1 he saw the recept.on woul i be more
benevolent than the rejection. Tae amount
remaining in her possessiou was a '.rifle over
three hundred dollars, which, being judicious
ly loaned on intcre-", added greatly to her re
- : -mail as the income serais to persons
in a d ffetent scviety T:.e sopp'>ed defa ca
tioa had not produced, in its day. a greater
-eu-ati n:n the v ige than the discovery of
the missing money ; and what most surprised
the widow, was the assurance of her neighbors
t w for the fir-', t toe disclosed t at they
i.ever had for a moment believed the o'd sto
riew IB the d -a-ivantage of htrhu-band They
a . new the truth w-ul-1 at length be man,test
ed. a. d Lsd so\i a th • u-a i t.nies—
the only j*r;ies who ever sceui-d toprojiagaie
tbe ccwi dai oens some few who bad long since
eea iru.J T Otherwise left tse v.. ge. The
old trunk shared in the general appreciation
of the fatuity, and was frequently exhibited to
give a reality to the narrative But
what made the ,<a-ilf Mill more satisfactory,
was a ptfitiaa CrOBI the ne:ghfw>rs to the poat
master gentral, tna tLe w.dow should be ap
1 *.ei to ".:ie effi e f} -t tn-*-"tr —tae t\ st
ing iccumhet-t haTi-g lapsed in his polities
and become at pot ular—a .d as tbe petition
was supported by the coogressonal represen
tative f the district. Bbo knew all the listory
of the little office, the application was speedily
soceeswfwi : and I iearoed. but a tkmt 'imw
sg s. that the widow was permuted to retain
the cffice tiR ?h< vo'nntanir te'inqtiisbed it it '
favor of a highly respectable voting druggist,
who had married her d*ugh*er. the young
nomas that foand the cert fi.-ate, at-d that he
- trie p"r-: : potstniA-s'er of the v. -ge, ". at
wj- a vear ago. when I hward from
the locality.
A LAT SIXMOS A " curtais lectare
The Man who knows Everything.
A mighty knowing man was Caleb Page,
who kept the grocery ut the fork of tbe road,
near Woodchuck Creek, Sprag Hollow, iu
the village of Hornville. No occurrence had
taken place, ot all the particulars of which :
Caleb did not possess a thorough knowledge i
in the minutest detail. All matters in tbe
prospective were anticipated, discussed, arrao- '
ged aDd satisfactorily disposed of by Caleb
long before tley look place. If a neighbor
rushed into the store to communicnte what he
Ix-lieved to be a very recent piece ot news,
he would have the conceit takeu out of him
by being told by Caleb that he " had heard
of it a week ago." Events of the past, pres
ent and future were al! the same to him ; bis
obiquitous knowledge grasped and covered them
all—to him they were all " stale news."
A small bet was made one evening between
Si Stevens and doe Stubbins. Si bet Joe
couldn't nonplus Caleb with eny piece of intel
ligence—real or imaginary. Joe took all such
bets as that.
The following evening Si and Joe, accompa
nied by two or three more of the " boys'' of
the village who were to "help the thing along,''
and " fill in," proceeded to Caleb's store
After being comfortably seated here and there
on boxes, barrels Ac , Si opened the evening's
amu-toneut by askiug in a manner that indica
ted be was continuing acover s ation commenc
ed lie! re they had eutered the store :
" So vou av, Joe, thev have caught him at
" Yes, S'r, about seventeen miuutes after
" Well, Joe, how far np the creek was it ?"
" On a careful consideration, I should -av it
wa about three miles, or three miles and a
huif up the creek
Caleb, who had not lost a word of the con
versation, dropped his sugar scuopwith astou
i-hment and opened his ears, for the boys
were talking about a matter in which he was
not " po-'eo up "
The conversation continued :
" Well," say- Si, " that couldn't a been far
from Deacon Hunt's."
" Je-t so," answered Joe, " It was about
e : o ' - 1- fr in Deacon Hunt's bog peD, in a
- , ■ oh wi-e -t:•- "
'* D t you leaf, .1 with a face as solid
.-agra.e stone, " bow much lie they got ?"
'* Yes, I did," replied Joe, with another
a -olid a- two gravestones. " I heard that
go*, nigh ahnt sixty ber'ls of He "
I. e wrs observed that Caleb - getting
• x . -y at "p! dit on."
V) i. ' ~ W.. gW *- *1:0 ttp'i'f ?"
" W- . S . • . • ii.s-c-.-t .ia. about e g'l'v two
feet loog Bad iwei.ty-eight odd inches broad—
" I . ..jt, J e. I re was a { air on
Ym ?"
" That's a fact, there wa# two on ' ut
they only saugiit the be one."
At this point of the dialogue, fiH V-cane
-odes. - r <l-ex '• ill-! e could contain
t im-t.f uo longer, and snappishlv demanded
*0 ktio*" " i) it in the thunder they were
!ii* ab it ?"'
" Why." said Joe, with well feigned aston
-base r, •• don't you know about t'ue:r catch
-11 g that are—"'
" I'hatare what ?" snarled CJ -B.
" Wny, that are whale !" seriously an
swered Joe.
" A whale !" exclaimed the bewildered Oa
eb. " Have they caught that whale up the
creek ?"
" They bavn't caught anything else,'" said
tbe impertnrable Joe.
" And how much tie did they get T" inquired
Caleb as be recovered his win
" Ninety-two bar'l-," sanl J-"e. forsrelting
the • mount he had previously mentioned.
" Well." -aiO Caleb w;;b slow deliberation,
and a satisfied
him, for I heard they were arter h.ui."
East Geaesee Coaference.
Tbe se-sion vu remarkably peaceful and
pleasant throughout Tue preachers seemed
to enjoy a Ti-it to Towaaia. With many it
was prooably a 6rt v.-it. as Towaoda. though
a Urge vi.iage and a proaiiuetit place, lies iu
the extreme aootb east piart of the Conference,
and is at some dis'.ance from the great thor
oughfares. But all tbe world canuot be on
r.i Ir ids, if tb.s fast age does rote stages,
coaches and pacseta a nuisance. There, a*
ei-ewhere, tne careful ob-erver will see une
. I.vocal s gus of progress : the wholecoantry
in full sympathy w ; tb every onward move
ment. We had not been in that region for
tight years, and the marked improvement vis
it e at - i poiuts was peculiarly gratifying
During that time the North Branch canal 1
has been opened to Waverly, where it con
nect- with the extension to Elm sa, thus giv
ing to Towanda the commercial advantages of
two of the greatest canals in the United States. ;
T: addeo to :'.s great natural highway the
Su-q.haxua K.ver, sull much used as an un
tax. 0 rt ad to market, affords all necessary c n
venieiK-e to the business operations of the tn
bab tan'.s. A Leal ra Iroad, extend rg from
the v.lUge fourteen m les back to the coal ;
n. aes. ;s do rg for T-waoda what tbe Bloss
l-urg railroad did a long .time for Corning,
tai dy, making .1 a Ta-t transhipfloeat dewt.
and preparing it slowly for greater railroad ;
facilities. Oue of the test ttn pro reseats is 1
vet to be me* tioned—a fine literary Institu
tion. bearing tbe name of a college, but wheth
er r.i wed or net coi.egiate p*?aer. we
are unable to saT Such aa institbtiou was i
much wanted, and we are glad that Towaada j
has cade a successful strike. It is 00 more
tbau every Urge viiUge in the country should I
Senotag t! .oreu abroad to be educated.
i, an expens-ve Uisiacß, aad aot warranted j
by r--u.;A We might aim-:-*; as we.i send
our houses abroad to be built. Education ;
should be far more than it is, a home sffa.r—
a m.:.g to be provided for by every coaixun
The geograph.:ai ftAtcres of the country
sppea.-to assume a n* character under toe •
hand of cultivation. What is promised to
Christian faith is here accorded to industry,
the mountains sink down and the valleys are
filled up. It is true the hills are still high,
'• and the intervening somewhat deep,
but nothing compaired to what they once
1 were. The whole country is an aggregation
I of bluffs, cultivated for the most part from top
to bottom, and presenting a landscape of in
imitable beauty. The soil, once considered
j inferior, is found to be equal to that of most
other regions. Bradford County is now one
s ot the finest wheat growing sections in the
State of Pennsylvania. One thing is yet want
ing, and that is, roads. Pload making is yet
an art but little attended to, and people con
tinue, with surpassing patience, to drag them
selves and their produce up and down the hills,
just as though it would be a sin to go around !
them. This keeping to " the old paths," how
ever, well it tnav be in spiritual matters, is an
outrageous blunder iu some things of less con
sequeuee. But it will be remedied indue time,
that is to say, w hen the people get ether and •
more pressiug labors off their hands.
Grain, lumber and coal, are not the only
products of ohl Bradford. Patriotism abounds
tbere ; oor will this be deemed strange when
we remember that the couuty forms a large
part of the district which has given to Cou
gre.s a McKean, a Wilinot, and a Grow.—
Towandnisthe home of Mr. Wtlmot. His
healtn is poor, but improving, and we think
he will return to the Senate at the next ses
sion of Congress Tbe Judge opened his
house, as did the other leading citizens of tbe
place, with cordial welcome to the Conference;
be also attended most of tbe public exercises,
and spoke on the occasion of a grai.d Union
meeting, at which Bishop Baker presided. It
is fortunate for the country that Mr. Wilmot
is in the United States Senate at this juncture,
as his daring, his incorruptible integrity, and
his profound acquaintance with the genius of
Southern ins f itutions, enable him to act up to
the necessities of the times. His ripe jndg
ment and inflexible purpose no doubt helped
materially to shape the action of the late ex
tra session which actually did more for the na
j tioD tbau had been done in twenty years be
We could say mnch of the country and the
Conference, but oar limits forbid. Scarcely
anything occurred that was not of the kind
est character. The Conference was evidently '
iu uo vind ctive mood. Nor was there anv
exhibition of what is almost as bad—au insane j
des re to bring everything to the same stand
ard. The gs exceptional were allowed their !
place as ex ptlonal. and none warred against
them as t " that was wanting
1 . d te numbered," if he that counted wa.-
oniy persevering The Procrustean bed is
ah st oat <>• use m the East Genesee Confer-!
c ce, v: ! • .it ...i piece of inrri* ire might as
wt;! be disposed of. We learn t some of
tl. • 1...0' were t ; exavt : y :a*i-facto
ry. bat tbia i* aot —rptiaiug, a..i tbe only i
woader is that such aad w in my changes I
sh■■'tj' be made with so i 'tie ft'. a. Tt -
remaikablc acquiescence of our preachers and j
people io a system of annual changes affecting ;
tbrir highest interests, aff rd* no -light proof '
that at least, the geria of Methodist policy is
of more thau human origio.— St riker 1 Jnit
THE Snmvß ts OVER. —We can hardly re
alize the fact, so short does the time seems
since buds and blossom#, blue birds and lilacs
welcome the refirn of spring ; but the sum- j
mer is over, " done <gcae for tbe season," a*
the darkey say. The leaves are stil! green, 1
and ample to afford grateful shade ; but in a
few days tbey will wear a yellow tinge, and
they w : ii no longer be treated with their won
ted respect,wntn pedestrians e<.k the sunny
side of'he street to travel. Althongh the
transition from summer to fall is so silent, '
and occurs just at a time when the fruits of
the earth are so thick opou n, and naturailr
should confine our thoughts toa chanuei which
would induce us, like Young, to
—" take no note of tdne.
Save by iu loas ;~
yet we see tbe unerring shadow of coming
eveuts—the steady tramp march of fall. We
feel it io the cool, invigorating breeze of morn
ing and evening—we see it in those domestic
pots, the clinging in stiffened groups to
the kitchen ceiling—we see in in the C aini-h
ing length of the days ; bat we feel it—ah !
most sens.bly, gentle reader-—when coiled up
under a blanket, indulging in pleasent dreams
of having been appointed a commissary ia the
army, ot receive a heavy horse contract, and
a shnii voice d speis the terrible delusion by
shoaling from the bottom of tht stairs,
" breakfast !
Reader, go down to the bark of the river,
and you wiii receive an admonishing lesson of
the dight of Tbe blue riier roi s on
quietly and majestically, as it did a hundred
years ago, and just as it will do a hundred
years hence. The fo age of tbe trees are
grten. a; parently, as they were a month ago ;
but on close inspect on. you wiii delect a *..ige
—a . gbt fade. Reflect how long it is -.tee
you steed at the same place, and saw :&e -sun®
trees putting forth the foliage now about go
ing to decay Does it seem but as yesterday?
Thai day-, months a:;d years hurry by, and
it wiii not be long before we all be called
upon to "hand in our chips"—the came cf
1 life will close, ar.d others will take our piacos
ar.d shoo icr oar cares and anxieties, our trou
bles and our vexatio *
tef A yooog lady lately appeared in male
ature io Bait more, ami one of tbe editors
say? that her d sgu se WAS SO perfect that sbe
m ght Lave passea for a mas, " had had
a little core modesty ~
Sn?" A good ciry pre- i:cg officers at pab
; c mee ings don't know bo* *o put a qaestioa.
Young thick it shoa.J be popped.
Why are good hascAßtis 1 ke docgh ?
I Because women */:' tbe a
i Prince Napoleon and the old Soldier.
A few days ago there occurred one of those
rare iucideuts in the progress of Prince Napo
leon's tour through the United States, which
will not soon be forgotten by oor illastrions
visitor, albeit tender recollections thereof may
Dot be of long duration with oue of the par
ties interested, whose gray hairs will ere long
be moistened by tbe clammy dews of death.
LoreDZ Harte, a relic of tbe Grand Army
of the First Napoleon, now an inmate of the
Cook County poor-house, had an interview
with Prince Napoleon. County Agent Han
| son, learning the wish of the old mao, bowed
down with tbe weight of eighty years, was
ushered into the august presence,
t The Prioee arose to receive his remarkable
gnest. There they stood for a moment look
ing each other in the face—the second heir to
the French crown and the scarred and bronzed
| veteran of a score of battles. Advancing,
the Prince grasped th> old rnan'3 hand, and
; conducted him to a seat, and spoke so kindly
that the veteran's heart overflowed, aad he
burst into tears.
To those at all acquainted with the history
of the Napoleonic dynasty, neither the kind
ness of the Prince nor the emotion of the old
soldier will be wondered at. All snch well
know the remarkable power that the first Na
poleon held upon the affections of his soldiers,
as well as the wild and uncontrollable idolatry
manifested by the latter toward the former,
upou all occasions, whether iu victory or de
In this interview, the veteran " fought his
battles o'er again." The Prince questioned
him, and listened with glistening ey* to his
recital of those thriving incidents which ever
had as their hero a Napoleon.
The quick eye of the Prince noticed the
ab-euee of three fingers from one of the sol
dier's hands.
" Where did yon lose your fingers ?"
"In tbe retreat from Moscow. I was at
tached to the cavalry, and in one of the char
ges of those villainous Cossack#, a lance de
prived me of my fingers. But," and the o'd
veteran's eye shone witb the old battle-light,
"my saber fiuisbed him, sire. Ab. those
Cossacks were the most splendid horsemen
that I ever saw, but they afraid of Ma
rat's cavalry, after all." And the old soldier's
j mind wandered back to that terrible retreat
from the burning capitoi of the Russians, sur
rounded by tbe inflexible rigors of a Russian
! Winter, and barrassed day and night by those
furious onsets of Cc--aek cavalry—those w .1
and daring children of the plains.
" Tnis, sire, was done at Lodi," exhibiting
a terrible scar upou his left thoalder made by
a grape shot.
"And this," baring the calf of his left leg.
showing the track of a baliet through and
through it, " was done at Acrola."
" This saber cut upon my bead was received
at An 'erlitze, and so was this sire," tenderly
Li' .; up the Cross of the Lesion of Honor,
bestowed apoa him by Napoleon for special
service on bloody field.
And thus the old battle-scarred veteran
arhiled away two pl-a-aut hours—hours
wuh proud and tender recollections to both
Prince and soldier ; and when the veteran
aro?e to go he blessed the munificence cf the
Prince, which Lad pressed a well filled purse
iDto bis hand, and given him assurance that
ii L- t France had not forgotten her veterans,
and that a liberal pension should be provid
ed for him.
ExTRAORriNAKT Poo—At Aider-hot camp
there is a large -paciel, belonging to a sar
geant in the Royal Artillery, WHO hax been
taught by his master, during tedious days of
camp life, to perform tricks that are almost
marvellous. The dog is perfect in his drill,
marching slow, quick, and at the donbi# in
obedieuee to the word of command. After
he had been put through his paces, his mas'er
ea. Ed him up and a.-kcd hi- op.n.oc of the va
rious reg.ments oo the grouud. Were the
j Plungprs the best corps?—no signs of appro
| val. Were the 42i Foot ?—silence on the
part of the dog After going over hai? a doz
en name*, the raster a-ked, exactly in the
same tone as that be had put his previous
queatioo, the dog's opinion of tbe Royal Ar
tillery. He instantly burst out iuto lovons
barking, jumping aboat, and rolling The ser
geant called three cheers for tbe King of Prus
sia—no sounds ; three cheers for the King of
Naples—a low growi ; three cheers for the
Emperor of Austria—a 'er.ce again ; three
cheers for the of England—snob a voi
ley of resounding barks that echoed again.
tflmntionjil Departed.
Teachers' Examinations.
The annua' examinations of teachers for this
county, be ho*.den in accordance * '-h the
following programme. In three or four instances
two town* have been pat together, ia order
that the inspections may all be held teftre tbe
winter SCIKK - cornice tee. Exautuatious
commence prec:-ely a: 10 o'cl-x-k a. m , tone
w ; be inspected who do aot cvae in before
11, unless the delay be unavoidable. Each
teacher most bring Sander's fifth Reader, one
-beet of fools cap paper, fen, ink aui led
peocJ. A.: who lutend to teach during the
year mast come forward aci be examined
Nunc will be examined privately unless aa
Aitcn:*-. r op.-:, t: r sS4-_ uat.ia was
ble, o'd—cert fica'.es will not be renewed.—
D rectors and others interested, are earnestly
invited to attend.—-- h Cr*-~i S-wSey B-.i-:.:! H:_.
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VOL. XXII. NO. 19*
" 2—Wya]using, Merrjrnll,
" 4 Acklejr School Hoose,
" s—Terry 4 Wilrnot. Terrytown,
• " 6—Albany A Overton. Browns Scboo) Boose.
" 7—Towanda. Eoro'School Hons*,
" 11—Aeyluoi. Frenchtown Lower House,
1 '• 12—Sheshcjoin \ Ulster, Kinny School Hoase,
I '* 13—Athens, Boro" School Hon.'*,
" 14—Litchtield, Centre School House.
" 15—Windham, Kaykendall School House,
! - K—Warren, Bowen School Hou.-^
Aug. 3. lsei. C. B. CO BUBS.
j t&T" The following resolutions were passed
at the Teachers' Institute, held at Columbia
X Roads, September 20tb. Be it resolved by
I the teachers of the townships herein represent
, ed.
1. That teaching is an honorable and re
. sponsible calling, and to sustain, promote and
. elevate the dignity of our profession, we will do
, all in our power to make onrselves equal to the
standard desired by our worthy State Superin
2. That we recommend to every teacher to
study carefully some standard work upon the
science of teaching.
3. That we will exert our influence to per
suade all who intend to teach, and all who are
interested in the cause of education, to attend
these annual drills.
4. That we recommend township associa
tions, as beiug of inestimable valae to all
teacber, and especially so to those who have
had but little.or no experience in the business.
5 That we tender our thanks to those who
have enlivened our sessions with music ; to
the trustees of the chnrch for its use ; to all
who have aided as in our discussions, and to
the citizens of the place for their hospitality.
6. That our thanks are due to Prof. C. R.
Co BURS', for his endeavors to make oar sessions
Loth pl?asant and profitable to all who have
attended, to li. C Johns, for his instrnrtioa
in penmanship, and to Rev. Mr. GIBSON for his
! excellent lecture.
T. That oar warmest sympathies are with
our beloved, but now distracted country. We
love its free institutions, and believe that the
general diffusion of knowledge by means of
common schools is one of the most efficient
means of perpetuating them.
Ca?* The Committee who have listened to
the reading of the several teachers of the In
stitute, would offer the following as their re
port of criticisms.
In general we have been gratified, and feel
that the teachers do not underrate the very
dv-.rabie C'-ompi:shaeut of being able to read
well. ID giving onr criticisms on the Tarious
readers, we shall be brief, and to the point,
considering that " a word to the wise is snffi
■dent," and that each will endeavor to profit by
the scggejtiocs wj _ay make. We mention
DO name- of readers, bat only the selections
read, so that each reader may recognize his
own. It is also proper to remark here, that
where the readers are many, and the variations
in many ca-e- but slight, it fuilows, of necessity,
that in onr criticisms there mast be a repeti
tidn of words, and a sameness in onr remaks.
" The School II use in the IVoodt r —Was
smoothly and very cred tab'.y read, not however
without some faults— .who has none ?) Rather
rapidly, atdjwith a want of emphasis.
"Try ah belong to Die" — Was well read
con ; ider:ng the nature of the selection, for
while the yenng reader may think poetry the
more easy to read, t:. so does not make
it so. The reading was too hurried, not suffi
ciently distinct in enunciation, and was not
I sufficiently emphatic to express the sentiment
I of the lines.
" The Lui Rote of Summer" -Lacked empha
s's, and manifested a slight tinge of the unna
tural. If we were not speaking as a critic we
would say i; was well read.
" Immortality"- —Was read under too much
embarrassment to be criticised, though tha
reader manifested the qualifications of a good
" The I- :ry —Was well studied, and too
well read, i e the effort was too great, and
consequently not natural.
" Ot r L*; si to ot* r Countrf —Manifested
want of practice in reading ; and was read
withoa: a feeling of the sentiment expressed.
" Mr:ncßial T-. it's" —An unhappy
selection: and no; such as to test the reader's
i abilities as such
" Bat - Tie. I." —Too harried, not distinct
in enunciation.
" DLirru ge" —Want of expression of senti
" T in/;sg : .ving" —Well read, distinct and
clear, bn: pressed a t-nre of the unnatural
in tone
" I'c* \ z" —Well read, eoanciatioa good.
Manifested Self possession and aUo * proper
i v;ew of the sentiment. Too low.
"A Tri<rnent" —Sweetiy read.
" What a Teacher Should Be" —Ordinarily
' we!!. E iter ing more into the spirit ot the se
lection woo l have bettered the exercise.
•" on the Rhine" T— Some fault in
era; i. a- and something of a monotone.
" Active Bmereieuce if the finHfJl" —Want
of force and expression.
" Courteof Time ~ —Much the ia?
" St -rp< 'ty~— VS-T we!! read but not with
suffi .--ni feeling and expression.
** THoUg-ue" —Wei! preformed.
" > - •' < ■ :\ ■ l ~ —Want lag in
oree an i eipres.- >a .
" Liberty" —Very well, but not with suffi
cient fee. ng ar*i eirrv-.-.on of sentiment.
•• Vaalsigfn mi Prayer' —ln all repect
we'.i rea:.. 1 ; a word, we would say of in is
cor.-.dr: • z :. age and experience of the
reader. " Excels
• Set Ua s i the KAvm*—Enunciation good.
A ::r_- of the nuoatural, bat with a feei.ig of
me sentiment
"P. i atofsii." —Want of emphasis. Too
each tone.
"Ilistc m the Study" —Very we 11, bat scarce
ly beard.
m Mmta Cure n Scotcl" —Much too hurried,
and too lew Respectfully sacm tied.
j A Farat. 0~'?-"5r-—Cxoeei Berian'f
sight OT*r a a n.e rifia.