Bradford reporter. (Towanda, Pa.) 1844-1884, May 23, 1867, Image 1

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JOB PRINTING of every kind, in Plain
and Fancy colors, done with neatness and
dispatch. Handbills, Blanks, Cards, Pam
phlets, &c., of every variety and style, prin
ted at the shortest notice. The REPOKTEB
OFFICE has just been re-fitted with Power
Presses, and every thing in the Printing
line can be executed in the most artistic
manner and at the lowest rates. TERMS
County, Pa.
U TUiiSEY AT I.A XV— Office in Union
Block, formerly occupied by JAMACPARLANE.
\\r T. DA VIES, Attorney at Law,
V V • Towanda, Pa. Office with Win. Wat
kins, Esq. Particular attention paid to Or
phans' Court business and settlement oi dece
dents estates.
. at Law, Towanda, Penn'a,
The undersigned having associated themselves
together in the practice of Law, offer their pro
le-sional services to the puVlic.
March 9, 1865.
LAW. Offices :—ln Union Block, Towanda,
Pa., lormerly occupied hy Hon. IVm. Elwell.and
in Patrick's block, Athens, Pa. They may be
consulted at either place.
U. W. PATRICK, apllJ W. A. PUCK.
da, Pa. Particular attention paid to business
in the Orphans' Court. July '2O, 1866.
HENRY BEET, Attorney at Law,
. Towanla, I'a. jun'27,66.
' • • SKY AT LAW, Troy, Pa. Special
attention given to collecting claims against the
Government for Bounty, Back Pay and Pensions.
Office with E. B. Parsons, Esq. June 12,1865.
Office in Patton's Block, over Gore's Drag
and Chemical Stors. Ijan66
XJnei/ at Law, Towanda, Pa. Office in Mon
myes Block, over Frost's Store. July 13,1865.
\J has permanently located at the office
lormerly occupied by Dr. B. DeWitt, for the
(iia tice of his profess'on. May 9,1867.
fJ AT LAW, Towanda, Pa. Also, Govern
ment Agent for the collection of Pensions, Back
Pay and Bounty.
*•' No charge unless successful. Office over
t he Post Office and News Room. Dee. 1,1864.
*t Towanla, Pa. All kinds of Cooper Work
on hand and made to order. Particular atten
tion given to repairing. Work can be obtained
a: the shop in the Keystone Brewery, or at the
store oi W, A. Rockvvell. Cash, or work, paid
; stock. May 9, 1867.
I \ D. STILES, M. D., Physician and
\ J * Surgeon, would announce to the people ot
1! one Borough and vicinity, that he has perma
nently locate! at the place formerly occupied by
Dr. G. W. Stone, for the practice of his pi ofes
si-n. Particular attention given to the treat
ment oi women and children, asalso to the prac
tice! operative and minor surgery. Oct. 2,'66.
Dll. PRATT has removed, to State
street, (first above B. S. Russel! & Co's
Bank). Persons from a distance desirous ei con
sulting him, will be most likely to find him on
Saturday of each week. Especial attention will
be given to surgical cases, and the extraction of
ti Tli. Gas or Ether administered when desired.
July 18,1806. D. S. PRATT, M. D.
lice in GORE'S Drug Store, Towanda, Pa.
Calls promptly attended to at all hours.
Towanda, November 28, IS6C.
J All letters addressed to him at Sugar Run,
Bradford Co. Pa., will receive prompt attention.
LU'ANCIS E. POST, Painter, Toio-
JL amla. Pa, with 10 years experience, is con
it lent he can give the best satisfaction in Paint
ing, Graining. Staining, Glazing, Papering,, Ac.
A*-Particular attention paid to Jobbing in the
country. April 9, iB6O.
J K. VATJGHAN— Architect and
*J * Ruilder. —All kinds of Architectural de
signs furnished. Ornamental work in Stone,
Iron and Wood. Office on Main street, over
Ii usell & Co.'s Bank. Attention given to Ru
es'. Architecture, such as laying ont of grounds,
A..Ac. April 1,1867 ly.
Oiwcil, liradiord Co., Pa„ will promptly attend
ull business in his line. Particular attention
• ■ '•'••ii to ruuuing and establishing old or dispu
te <■': lines. Also to surveying ot all unpattented
tils as soon as warrants are obtained. myl7
• Public is prepared to .take Deposi
ts, Acknowledge the Execution of Deeds,
M rtgages, Power- of Attorney, and all other
instruments. Affidavits and other pipers may
bt- sworn to before me.
Office opposite the Banking House of B. S.
ii .ssell A C., a few doors north of the Ward
Bouse. Towanda, Pa., Jan, 14, 1867.
J) D. KX A P I',
Watch Maker and Dealer in Gents and Ladies
Watches Chains and Finger Kings .Clocks, Jew
ry, Gold Pens, Spectacles, Silver ware, Plat
ed ware. Hollow ware, Thimbles, Sewing Ma
chines, and other goods belonging to a Jewel
ry Store.
Pertieular attention paid to Repairing, at
his old place near the Post Office, Waverly, N.
Y- Dec. 3,1866 tt.
A ill promptly attend to all business in his line.
'iai attention given to Landscape and Stere
-copie Photography. Views of Family Resi
"ti es,Stores, Public Buildings, Animals, Ma
■ as, etc., taken in the best manner,
l'arti nlar attention given to the novel and
i i'ul stere-copie representation of objects.
Orders received at Wood & Harding's Photo
graphic Art Gallery, Towanda.
Towanda, April 2d, 1867.—y1.
opened a Banking House in Towanda, un
•< r the name c. G. F. MASON & CO.
They are prepared to draw Bills of Ex
ainge, and make collections in New York,
'' ■ iadelphia, and all portions of the United
states, as also England. Germany, and France.
l' ia;an money, receive deposit- , and to do a
K f ' Hal Banking business.
G F. Mason was one of the late firm of
Liporte, Mason & Co., of Towanda, Pa., and
as knowledge of the business men of Bradford
•fa 1 adjoining Counties,and having been in the
Waking business for about fifteen years, make
this house p desirable one, through which to
rarke collections.
_ G. F. MASON,
Towanda, Oct. 1, A. G. MASON.
cellaneous and Juvenile Books at
-*• Books, Writing Fluid, Ink, Pens, Pencils,
Mates, Paper Slates, Visiting Cards. Reward
Cards, Writing Desks, Ac., at
E. O. GOODRICH, Publisher.
On Main Street, near the Court House.
C. T. SMITH, Proprietor.
Oct. 8, 1886.
Having purchased this well known Hotel on
Bridge Street, I have refurnished and refitted
it with every convenience for the accommoda
tion of all who may patronize me. No pains will
be spared to make all pleasant and agreeable.
May 3,'66.—tf. J. S. PATTERSON, Prop.
O N YI)ER HOUSE, a four story brick
Id edifice near the depot,with large airy rooms,
elegant parlors, newly furnished, has a recess in
uew addition for Indies use, and is the most
convenient and only first class hotel at Waverly,
, N. Y. It is the principal office lor stages south
and express. Also for sale of Western Tickets,
and in Canada, on Grand Trunk Rail-way. Fare
to Detroit from Buffalo, ft, is cheaper than any
other route. Apply lor tickets as above to
*sir Stabling and care ot Horses at reasonable
Waverly. N. Y., 0ct.26,1866.-3m. C. W.
Having rented and Refitted this well known
Hotel, I am ready to accommodate all who may
tavor rae with a call. I hav a large Hall at
tached, suitable for lectures, dances, Ac. Pass
ei.gers carried to any point hy applying at the
Hotel. No pains wiii be spared to make every
thing agreeable and comfortable for the t ravel
ing public. J. B. VANWINKLE,
Jan. 10,1867. Proprietor.
Ulillinerg atib Dress fUaking.
Would respectfully ask the ladies to call and
examine her stock of Spring Millinery Goods,
just received from New Y'ork. Every thing
beautiful and new. in the line ot Bonnets, Hats,
Trimmings, etc. She takes pleasure in offering
to her friends and the public generally.
Of her work, those who have patronized her,
are the best judges, and to them she refers.
Towanda, April '23,1867 6w*
Rooms over Bramhall A Cowell's Store, Main
Street. Second Door below Beidleman's Block.
Towanda, Pa., April sth 1867—3 m.
Wouid announce to the citizens oi Towanda,
and the public generally, that she has just re
turned from New Y'ork with a well selected as
sortment of Goods, and opened a
Over Shlam's Clothing Store, in the front room
formerly occupied by W, C. Bogart, Esq.,
where she will he pleased to see the Ladies of
Towanda and vicinity, being confident that with
a varied and well-selected assortment she can
supply their wants.
Having procured the services of one of the
best Milliners trom the City, she believes that
she can give entire satisfaction. Particular at
tention given to STRAW WORK.
**" Come and see as. Don't forget the
place, over Shlam's Clothing Store, next door to
Mercur's Store.
Towanda, April 8, 1867.
Would announce to the ladies ot Towanda and
vincinity, that she is now prepared to give her
time and atteution to
And solicits a share of their patronage, All or
ders will be promptly attended to. Rooms at
the residence of N. ;J. Keeler, (up stairs) two
doors east of Dr. Piatt's office, on State street.
Towanda, April 15, 1867.
Having just returned from New Y'ork with a
fine and wel" selected assortment of
Wouid inform their friends, and the public gen
erally, that they would be pleased to receive a
call trom them at their rooms formerly occupied
by Mrs, H. M. Tracy.
Mr Particular attention given to Straw Work.
April 17,1867.
No. 167, T. O. of O. F., meets at Odd Fel
lows Hall, every .Monday evening from the first
Monday in April to the first Monday in October
at 71 p. m., from October to April at 61 p. m.
J. S. CAREY,"Sec'y.
April 23. 1867. _
PUBLIC DRAY.—The subscriber
has had made a new and convenient DRAY
and will herealter be prepared to do hauling for
all persons desiring his services.
His Dray will stand in front of Patch's store,
when not engaged and all orders may be left at
that store.
The patronage of the public is respectfully
solicited, as by prompt attention to orders, and,
by punctuality and low charges, he is determ
ined to merit a share oi custom.
Morch 28,1867.—3 m*
GRIST MILL.—I have purchased
the grist-mill known as the Hale Mill, sit
uated near the month of Towanda Creek, and
about two miles south of Towanda Borough.
1 take this method of notifying my old friends
Of my location, and am in hopes to gain many
new friends and patrons by strict attention to
my hasiness. All' I ask is a fair trial, as I am
well satisfied that I can suit my customers .
South Towanda, April 23, 1867.
The undersigned having purchased the BOOK
respectfully invite the old patrons of the estab
lishment and the public generally, to call and ex
amine onr stock.
J. M. SMITH, M. D , would respectfully inform
the inhabitants of Bradford County that he is
permanently 'seated in Waverly, if. Y., where
he has been in the practice of his profession for
the past four years. He would say that from his
long and successful practice of 25 years duration
he is familiar with all the different styles of
work done in any and all Dental Establishments
in city or country, and is better prepared than
any other Dental operator in the vicinity to do
work the best adapted to the many and different
cases that present themselves oftentimes to the
Dentist, as be understands the art of making his
own artificial teeth, and has facilities for doing
the same. To those requiring under sets of
teeth he would call attention to his new kind of
work which consists of porcelain for both plate
and teeth, and forming a continuous gam. It is
more durable, more natural iu appearance, and
much better adapted to the gum than any other
kind of work. Those in need of the same are
invited to call and examine specimens. Teeth
tilled to last for years and oftentimes for life.—
I Chloroform, Ether, and " Nitrons Oxide " ad
| ministered with perfect safety, as over four hun
dred patients within the last lour years can tes
! tify.
1 will be in Towanda from the 15th to 30th of
i every month, at the office of W, K. TAYLOR,
| (formerly occupied by Dr. O. H. Woodruff)—
I Having made arrangements with Mr. Taylor. I
am prepared to do all work in the very best
i style, at his office, Apri123,1867.
J hUrttft
I am dying, Egypt, dying ;
Ebbs the crimson life-tide fast;
And the dark, Plutonian shadows
Gather on the evening blast ;
Let thine arms, O, Queen enfold me !
Hush thine sobs and bow thine ear ;
Listen to the great heart-secrets
Thou, and thou alone must hear.
Though my scarred and veteran legions
Bear their eagles high no more,
And my wrecked and scattered galleys
Strew dark Actium's fuftul shore—
Though no glittering guards surround me
Prompt to do the master's will,
I must pi rish like a Roman—
Die the great Triumvir still!
Let not C;sar's servile minions
Mark the lion thus laid low ;
'Twas no foeman's arm that felled him,
'Twas his own that struck the blow—
His, who, pillowed on thy bosom,
Turned aside from glory's ray—
His, who, drunk with thy caresses,
Madly threw a world away., plebiau rabble
Dare assail my name at ltome,
Where the noble spouse, Octavia,
Weeps within her widowed home,
Seek her ; say the gods bear witness—
Altars, augurs, circling wings—
That her blood, with mine commingled,
Yet shall mount the throne of kings.
And for thee, star-eyed Egyptian!
Glorious sorceress of the Nile !
Light the path to Stygian horrors
With the splendors of thy smile !
Give C;esar crowns and arches,
Let his brow be laurel twine,
I can scorn the Senate's triumphs,
Triumphing in love like thine!
I am dying. Egypt, dying-
Hark! th' insulting foeman's cry ;
They are coming! quick, my falchion-
Let me front them ere I die!
Ah, no more amid the battle
Shall my heart exulting, swell,
Isis and Osiris guard thee ;
Cleopatra, Rome, farewell!
All my life long I had known Mary
Our mothers were old playmates
and first cousins. My first recollec
tion is that of a young gentleman in
a Turkey red frock and morocco
shoes, rocking a cradle in which re
posed a sunny-haired,blue-eyed baby,
not quite a year old. That young
man was I, myself, Harry Church ;
that blue-eyed baby was Mary Moore.
Later still, I saw myself at the lit
tle red school house, my sled up to
the door, aud arrauging my overcoat
upon it that Mary might ride home.
Many a black eye have I earned upon
such occasions,for other boys like her
besides me, and she, I am afraid, was
somewhat of a flirt, even in her pina
fore. How daintily she came tripping
down the steps when I called her
name ! How sweetly her blue eyes
looked up to me from the envious
folds of her winter hood ! How gaily
her merry laugh rang out when, by
dint of superhuman exertion, I kept
her sled before the rest, and let her
stand upon the steps exultingly to see
them all go by.
The fairy laugh 1 No one but Mary
could let her heart lie so upon her
lips ! I followed that laugh up from
my days of childhood, till I grew an
awkward,blushing youth. I followed
it through the heated noon of man
hood ; and now, when the frosts of
age are silvering my hair, and many
children crawl to my knee and call
me "father," I find that the memories
of youth are strong, and that, gray
hairs and all, 1 am following that mu
sic still.
When I was fifteen, the first great
.sorrow of my life came upon me. I
was sent away to a Western school,
and I was obliged to part with Mary.
We were not to see each other for
three long years. This, to me, was
like a sentence of death, for Mary was
like life itself to me. But hearts are
very rough things after all.
I left college iu the full Hush and
vigor of my 19t i year. I was no lon
ger awkward and embarrassed. I'd
grown into a tall, slender stripling,
with a very good opinion of myself in
general and particular. If I thought
of Mary was to imagine how
I would dazzle and bewilder her with
my good looks and wonderful attain
ments, never thinking that she might
dazzle and bewilder me still more. I
was a sad puppy, that I knew ; but
as youth and good looks have fled, I
trust I may be believed when I say
that self conceit has left me also.
An advantageous proposal was
made to me at this time, aud, accept
ing,l gave up all idea of a profession,
and prepared to go to the Indies. In
my hurried visit home of two days, I
saw nothing of Mary Moore. She had
gone to a boarding school in Massa
chusetts, and was not expected home
until the next fall. One sigh I gave
to the memory of my little blue-eyed
play-mate, and called myself a man
In a year, I thought, as the stage
rolled away rum our door ; in a year,
or three, at moat, I will return, and
if Mary is as pretty as she used to
be, why, then, perhaps I may marry
I stroked back my budding mous
tache with complacency, while I set
tled the future of a young lady I had
not seen in four years. I never
thought of the possibility of her re
fusing me—never dreamed that she
would not stoop with grateful tears
to pick up the handkerchief whenever
I choose to throw it at her feet.
But now I know that had Mary met
me then, she would have despised me.
She was as far above me as the hea
vens are above the earth. Perhaps
in the scented and affected student,
she might have found plenty of sport,
but as for loving me, save a regret
that I should make such au unmiti
gated donkey of myself, I know she
would not.
India was my salvation ; not mere
ly because of a plentiful share of gold
I had laid up, but because houest la
bor had counteracted the evil of na
ture, aud made me a better man.—
And when at the end of three years I
prepared to return, I wrote nothing
to the dear ones I was about to meet,
of the reformations I knew had taken
"They loved me as I was," I mur
mured to myself, "and the} shall find
for themselves if I am better worth
the loving us I am."
I packed up many a token from
the land of gold, for the friends I was
about to meet. The gift of Mary
Moore was one 1 had selected with a
beating heart—the ring of virgin gold
with my name aud hers engraved on
the inside. That was all ; and yet
the little toy thrilled me strangely as
I balanced it on the tip of my finger.
To the eyes of others it was but a
small plain circlet, suggesting
thoughts, perhaps, by its daintiness,
of the dainty white hand that was to
wear it. But to me—oh ! me—how
much was embodied there ! A loviug
welcome—a happy home and a sweet
smiling face there—a group of merry
children to climb my knee—all these
delights were hidden in that plain
ring of gold.
A tall, bearded, sun bronzed man,l
knocked at the door of my father's
mansion. The light in the parlor win
dows, the hum of conversation, and
cheerful laughter, showed that com
pany was assembled there. I hoped
my sister Lizzie would come to the
door, and that I might greet my fam
ily when stranger's eyes were not
looking curiously on.
But no,a servant girl answered my
summons ; they were too merry in
the parlor to heed that long absent
one when he asked for admittance.—
Some such bitter thoughts were pas
sing through my miud as I heard the
sounds from the parlor, and saw the
half suppressed smile ou the servant's
I hesitated a moment be ore I made
myself known,or asked after the fam
ily. And while I stood silent, a
strange apparition stood up before
me. From behind the bervaut peer
ed a small,golden head ; a tiny, deli
cate form followed, and blue eyes
were lifted up to mine, so like—so
like the ones that had brightened my
boyhood, that 1 started back with a
sudden feeling of pain.
" What may he your name, little
one !" I asked while the wondering
servant held the door.
She lifted her hand as if to shade
her eyes—l had seen that very atti
tude in another, many and many a
time—and she answered with a sweet
and bird-like voice :
" Mary Moore."
" And what else ?" I asked.
" Mary Moore Chester," lisped the
little child.
My heart sank down like lead.—
Here was an end to the bright dreams
aud hopes of my youth and man
hood !
Frank Chester my boyish rival,
who had tried in vain to usurp my
place beside the girl, had succeeded
at last and won the woman away
from me ! This was his child, his
aud Mary's. And I must go in there
and meet her once again, and then
go away forever aud die.
I sunk, body and soul, beneath this
blow ; and hiding my face in my
hands, I leaned against the door.—
The little one gazed at me grieved
and amazed, and put her pretty lips
as if about to cry, while the perplex
ed servant stepped to the parlor, and
called my sister out to find out who
it could be that had conducted him
self so strangely.
I heard a slight step, and a pleas
ant voice, saying :
" Did you wish to see my father,
air ?"
I looked up. There stood a pret
ty, sweet faced maiden of twenty,
not much changed from the dear lit
tle sister I had loved so well. I look
ed at her a moment, and then stifling
the tumult at my k heart by a mighty
effort, I opened my arms, and said :
" Jennie, don't you know me ?"
" Harry ! Oh, my brother Harry 1"
she cried, and threw herself upon my
breast. She wept as if her heart
would break. I could not weep. I
drew her gently into the lighted par
lor and stood before thein all. There
was a rush aud a cry of joy, and
then my mother and my father sprang
towards me, and welcomed me home
with heartfelt tears. Oh, strange
and passing sweet is such a greet
ing to the wayward traveler. And
as I held my dear old mother to my
heart, and grasped my father's hand,
while Jennie clung beside me, I felt
that all was not yet lost, and though
another had secured life's choicest
blessings, many a joy remained for
me in this dear sanctuary of home.
There were four others, inmates of
the room, who had riseu on my sud
den entrance. Oue was a blue e>ed
child whom I had already seen and
who now stood hy Frank Chester,
clinging to his hand. Near by atood
Lizzie, Mary Moor's oldest sister, and
in a distant corner, where she had
hurriedly retreated when my name
was spoken, stood a tall and slender
figure, half hidden hy the heavy win
dow curtain that fell to the floor.
When the first rapturous greeting
was over, Jennie led me forward with
timid grace, and Frank Chester gras
ped my hand.
" Welcome home, my boy," he said
in loud, cheerful tones, which I re
membered so well. "You have chang
ed so Pd never have known you ; but
no matter for that, your heart is in
the right place, I know."
" llow can you say he is changed?'
said my mother, gently. "To be
sure, he looks older and graver, and
more like a man than when he went
away ; but his eyes and smile are
the same as ever. It is that heavy
beard which so changes him. He is
my boy still."
" Yes, mother, I am your boy Btill.'
God help me ! at this moment I
felt like a boy, and it would have
been a blessed relief to have wept
upon her bosom as I had done in my
infancy. But I kept down the beat
ing of my heart aud the tremor of
my heart and the tremor of my lip,
and answered quietly as I looked in
his full, handsome face :
" You have changed too, Frank,
but I think for the better."
" Oh, yes, I thank you for that
compliment ; my wife tells me I grow
handsome every day I live." .
His wife I Could I hear that name,
and keep still !
" And have you seen my little
girl ?" he added, lifting the infant in
his arms and kissing its crimson
cheek. " I tell you, Harry, there is
not another like her in the United
States. Don't you think she looks
very much like her mother used to ?"
" Very much," I faltered.
" Hallo !" said Frank, with a sud
denness that made me start violent
ly. " I had forgotten to introduce
you to my wife—l believe she aud
you used to be playmates in your
young days, eh, Harry?" and he slap
ped me on the back. " For the Bake
of old times, and because you were
not at the wedding, i will "give you
leave to kiss her once ; but mind, old
fellow, don't you repeat the ceremo
ny. Gome, bore she is, and for once
I will manage those ferocious mous
taches of yours iu the operation."
He pushed Lizzie, laughing and
blushing, toward me. A gleam of
light aud hope, almost too dazzling
to bear, came over me, and I cried
out before thinking, " Not Mary !"
1 must have betrayed my secret to
every oue iu the room, hut nothing
was said ; even Frank was this time
silent. 1 kissed the fair cheek of the
young wife and hurried to the silent
figure looking out of the window.
" Mary—Mary Moore," said I in a
low voice, " have you alone no wel
come to give the wanderer ?"
She turned and laid her hand in
mine, and murmured hrriedly :
" I am glad to see you, Harry."
Simple words—and yet how blest
they made me 1 1 would not have
yielded up that moment for an Em
peror's crown. There was the hap
py home group, and the dear fire
side, and these sweet Mary Moore !
the eyes I had dreamed of by night
and by day weie falling before the
ardeut gaze of mine, and the sweet
face I had so long prayed to see, was
there before me, more beautiful than
before. 1 never till that moment
knew the meaning of real happiness.
Many years have passed since that
happy night, and the hair that was
then dark aud glossy, is now turning
grey. lam growing to be an old
man, and I can look back to a long,
happy, and well-spent life. And yet,
sweet as it has been, I would not re
call a single day, for the love that
made my manhood so bright shines
also upon me in my white hairs Au
old man ? Can this be so ? At heart
lam as young as ever. And Mary,
with her bright hair parted smoothly
from that has a slight furrow iu it, is
still the Mary of my early days. To
me she can never grow old or chauge.
The heart which held her infancy and
sheltered her piously in the flush of
womanhood can never cast her out
till life shall cease to warm it. Nor
even then, for love still lives in Hea
For the Reporter.
The Legislature at its late session
made some changes in the school law
of especial importance to teachers. An
abstract of the supplement passed is
here given.
Section 1 confers upon school
boards the authority to enter upon
and occupy land for school house
sites, and provides for the settlement
of claims arising therefrom.
Sections 2, 3, 4 and 5, relate to
County Teachers' Institutes. It is
made obligatory upon County Super
intendents to hold one county insti
tute annually, of not less than five
days duration, and aid is provided to
pay instructors or lecturers, and pur
chase such apparatus, books aud sta
tionery as may be necessary to car
ry on its work. The amount of pe
cuniary aid is made to depend with
in certain limits, upon the attendance.
It is provided, " that if any teacher
absent himself from the institute of
his count}' without good reason, he
may have his want of professional
spirit and zeal indicated by a lower
mark on his certificate in the prac
tice of teaching than he would oth
erwise have received.
Section 6 makes it lawful for the
triennial convention of school direc
tors to appoint seven of their num
ber to select a series of text books
suitable for use in the common
schools in the county, which, when
adopted by the several school boards
shall not be changed till after the
next triennial convention. The re
commendation of the committee, is
not, however, made of binding force
upon the several boards.
Sections 7, 8, 9 and 10, provide for
the election of city and borough Su
perintendents. Cities and boroughs
haying over teu thousand inhabitants
may at the option of their school di
rectors have superintendents, whoso
powers and duties shall be the same
as county Superintendents.
Sections II aud 12, relate to teach
ers' certificates, of which, three
kinds are authorized to be issued,
the " provisional " and " profession
al " by county superintendents, and
the " permanent " by the State Su
perintendent of Common Schools.
The law says " that from and after
the passage of this act, no teacher
in this Commonwealth shali receive
from a county, city or borough su
perintendent a certificate as teacher,
who has not a fair knowledge of or
thography, reading, writing, geogra
phy, English grammar, mental and
written arithmetic, history of the
United States, and theory of teach
ing ; nor shall such certificate be
given to any person who is iu the
habit of using as a beverage any in
toxicating drinks, and all certificates
given to teachers shall set forth the
branches in which those holding them
have been found proficient, and indi
cate by suitable marks the degree of
thai proficieucy."
The provisional certificate is to be
issued to such as have a fair knowl
edge of the branches above named,
or, having a thorough knowledge of
the same have had little or no expe
rience in teaching, and shall license
the teacher holding it, for one year
only, and may not be renewed with
out re-examination.
The professional certificate is to
he given only to those who passes a
thorough knowledge of the branches,
aud have had successful experience
iu teaching, and shall license the
holder to teach iu tho county where
issued during the term of the Super
intendent issuing it, and for one year
thereafter. All so-called permanent
or professional certificates issued by
County Superinteudents before the
first Monday of June, 1860, cease to
be valid on the first Monday of June,
1808. Those issued since June, 1800,
expire on the first Monday of June,
1870. Professional certificates here
after issued may he renewed without
Permanent certificates may be is
| sued to those who hold professional
| certificates, upon the recommenda
tion of the board or boards of direc
tors in whose employment the appli
cant shall have taught for the three
preceding annual school terms,
countersigned by the County Super
intendent in office when the applica
tion is made and approved, after ex
amination, if they deem it necessary,
by a committee of five teachers hold
ing such certificates, if there be that
many, if not then the committee is
to consist in whole or part of those
holding professional certificates.—
This committee is to he elected by
ballot at the county institute. These
certificates are to be valid in any
other county than the one where is
sued for one year, and forever there
after hy an indorsement of the coun
ty superintendent. The can only be
annulled upon complaiut duly prov
en, of incompetency, cruelty, negli
gence or immorality, made to the
State Superintendent, by the County
Superintendent and committee afore*
Section 13 determines what shall
be accepted as evidence of eligibility
of candidates to the office of county,
city or borough superintendent.
This Supplement will, probably,
be published in the official depart
ment of the Pennsylvania School Jour
nal, for the benefit of tboso who may
desire to examine it in detail. The
Journal is furnished to Secretaries of
of school boards by the State.
Teachers will observe that to ob
tain a certificate of the lowest grade,
a fair knowledge of all the common
branches, including History of the
United States, and theory of teach
ing, must be possessed. This law is
imperative. Those not familiar with
the last named branches will find it
necessary to improve every opportu
nity to acquire a knowledge of them
before the time of the annual exami
nations. Certainly uo one can ex
pect to receive a certificate who has
not carefully read and digested,[good
works on teaching, or who is not rea
sonably familiar with the history of
the country.
Teachers will find ihe advice and
instructions found in " Page's Theo*
ory and Practice of Teaching,''
" Wickerbam's School Economy," and
" Methods of Instruction," of great
value to them. These works can be
obtained at the Book Stores in To
wanda, and probably at most other
stores in the county where books are
kept for sale. They are regarded as
text books on the subjects on which
they treat. 0. J. C.
Rei-roof is a medicine, like mercu
ry or opium : if it bo improperly adminis
tered, it will doo harm instead ol good.
" Mind your own business," is a
branch of business which can be followed
to advantage*
per Annum, in Advance.
From the Toledo Blade,
Mr. Nasby Preashes a Sermon on Universal
Brolheriiood, the Effect of Which is Des
troyed by Northern Democratic papers—
lie Remonstrates.
(wich is in the Stait nv Kentucky,) \
April 25, 1867. )
We are in continyooal trouble
down here with these cussed niggers.
They are harder to manage than
pigs. Pig don't express ther pecool
yarities. Mule comes nearer. Ther
is sich a method in ther obstinacy—
sich a wilful cussiduis—that I reely
hev made up my mind that I dou't
understand etu at all. They cuddle
up to us ez kind ez a bloomin maiden
does to her first adored, and they
tiing us just ez natral ez that same
guileless maideu does when number
two heaves iu site. They behave
well for a season, apparently for no
other purpose than to enjoy our dis
comfiture when they finally throw us.
I hev bin a gittin a suspishen thro
me that they ain't half ez stoopid ez
they look, and that, after all, we are
not fur from the trooth when we say
in our resolooshens that they are the
ekals uv the whites. Why shooden't
they be ? Ah ! why indeed ? Why
shoodent the yootk wich is now cros
sin the street, wieh hez Deekin Po
gram's feechers ez like ez a photo
graph, hev ez mueh sence ez the
Deekin? I hev examined into the
pedigree uv that nigger, and I find
that his mother lied the hawtiest and
best blood uv Virginny courein too
mulchusly thro her veins—and that
stock the Pogram mix cooden'l ma
terially depreciate in one geneira
I bed the niggers uv the X Roads
very handsomely in tbw up to yister
day. I had em attendin services
last Sunday at the meetin house, and
by private arrangement bed em seat
ed miscellaneously among the aw
jence. Deekin Pogram bed a wench,
wich weighed at least 250 pounds
averdupoise, atween him and his
wife, while four other niggers orna
mented his pew. Bascom with alac
rity consented to three, and Elder
Gavitt provided seats for four. It
wuz a pleasant site! White and
black wuz alternated like the spots
uv a checker-board—niggers and
whites wuz spread out together like
the fat and lean in pork, and ez I
seed it I cood hardly restrane my
emoshuns. There before me wuz the
re generashun uv the Democratic
party —there wuz wat wuz to bring
us out of the valley and shadder uv
death into wich we had fallen, up on
the high ground uv offishel life. I
preached that memrable day from
two texts, to-wit: "Uv one blood
did he make all the nashens uv the
earth," and " All ye are brethren,"
and I orated a movin discourse. I
demonstrated with great fervor the
loonacy nv the idea that the Al
mighty wood take the trouble to
create twc or more races when one
would do ez well—wich idea is alluz
well receeved in this region. All
men form their idea uv the Deity
somewat from themselves,and 1 never
knowd a Confedrit UVoss Roader to
make two things when one wood an
ser. I refuted the theory advanced
by some writers that there wuz more
than one head to the race, by quotin
the texts wich treated uv the crea
sheu uv Adam and Eve, and demol
ished the Ham doctrine at site. "El,"
said I, "Noer did cuss Ham and con
demn Canaan to be a servant unto
his brethren, how do we know that
our colored brethren and sislern is
the descendants uv Ham and Canaan?
It may be us for all we know ? Is it
his color? Is not black just as con
venient a color ez white ?"
" More so," murmured Mrs. Pogram
half asleep, "more so—it don't show
"Is it his shape ? Oh, my breth
ren, I ain't a handsome man, nor ,
wood I exactly anser for a model for
Apoller, Ef beauty or comeliness, :
or shape, or style, is to decide the
f)int, may the Lord help us 1 Is it
lis smell ? My brethren, the New :
York World asserts that the nigger
hain't 110 smell, and ef he hez, why
shooden't he hev ? Standin under
the common flag uv our country,
with his hand upon that magna char
ta, the Deklarashen, and his beamiu
eye turned exultinly toward our nash
nel emblem, the Eagle, shall uot our
Afrikin brother be allowed to smell
ez he chooses ? Ef smell must be
uniform, then let our Government es
tablish a Burow uv Perfoomery to
wunst. Besides,l take high religious
grounds in this matter. Ef he hez a
natural odor, the Lord give it to him.
Let us not fly in the face uv the Lord
by condemin it. Judge not lest we
be judged, The odor uv the colored
gentleman or lady is the work uv the
Lord—the odor uv yoor unwashed
1 feet is yoor own—wich shood stand
the highest?"
"My brethren and sistren, I ac
knowledge that I hev not long held
these views. I hev showed the com
mon prejudis, and hev contemmed
our friends uv color; I hev despite
fully used 'em—l hev gone for 'em
and banged 'em like old boots. But
it wuz becoz I didn't know 'em. I
didn't see the kernel uv meat under
the rough shell—l didn't recognize
the glitrin diamond in the ebony.
My eyes hev bin opened. Like Saul
uv Tarsus, I see a lite. Sence the
passage uv the Military bill I hev
diskirered many things too tejus to
menshuu. I hev mostly found out
all these things sence that occur
rence. But let us accept the situa
, shen, and bless the Lord that ef we
wuz resisted it hez resulted in de
velopin excellencies where we didn't
expect to find 'em.'
There wuz an affectin scene after
the service wuz over. Deekin Po
giain, Capt. McPelter, and Elder Ga
vitt shook hands with em with a de {
Igree uv corjiality I didn't expect.!
'Trooly them are great men. They J
develope a decree nv adaptibility to
circamstances wich I didn't look for.
I roally bleeve if I'd a told em
that it wood hcv a good effeck to
kiss the nigger babies all aronnd,
that they'd a done it. But I spared
em this. There is such a ihing <z
laying it on too thick.
But all this wuz spiled the next
day. There wuz an eggatraordinar
ily heavy mail that day. In addition
to the paper Pollock,the Illinois store
keeper takes, there wuz eight others,
and to iny surprise they wuz all di
rected to niggers. "Wat is this,"
thot Ito myself". " llev tie: ablish
nists uv the North determined upon
prosclytin these men, and arc th ;y a
goin to Hood this country with their
incendiary readiu ? Ez a Federal
officer it's my dooty to look into t!
matter!" Jist imagine my deliriou
joy at lindin that they wuz Democrat
ic papers from Noo York and Ob' !
"Thank Heaven !" Bed I. " Our p
pie hev awakened to a sence uv lie
necessity uv doin sothin," and I hau
ded the papers out to em with im
pressive words, exhortiu uv etu to
read em, ez they wuz trootb, and
nothin but the trooth.
I ruther think they read em, for
from that time they avoided me cz
though I bed the plague. Ef I wuz
agoin down the Btreet and one uv
em wuz a comin up he'd cross the
street, and the pecoolyer expression
uv his couuteuance indicated tuat it
wuzn't my majestick presence wich
awed him. They bed loatliin depict
ed on their classick features. Un
able to endoor this, I seezed one nv
em and asked why 1 wuz treated
Deliberatly, lie pulled out uv his
pocket one uv them cussed Northern
papers, and opeuiu it piuted, indig
nantly, to a editorial article. It wuz
perfoosely beaded in this wise :
Shel niggers vote?—Shel the proud
Gaucashen be to a ekaidy witu
the disguslin AfrHcinf — Is (his a
white man's government or not:
Aineriky for white men!
Sed this Ethiopian,with his fingers
on this headin, "'Pears like ez ef dah
wuzn't jist dat good feelin towards
us colored men on de part ob de Dim
oc'sy ob de Norf, dat dah ought to
be. 'Pears like as dough up dab
wha de niggah ain't got no vote, cut
dey don't intend he shel hah it. 'Pears
like, ef Dimocrasy'a one ting all ober
de country, dar's a cussid site ob
humbug a goirt on down heah !
Wat coud I say ? Wat cood Ido ?
There it wuz in black and white, and
from papers whose Dimocrisy could
not be questioned. I wuz dumb
foundid. The nigger stalked hawtily
and proudly away in one direckshun,
while I sneaked off ruther sneakiniy
in another.
I hev one word to say to our breth
ren in the North. Yoo'r doullin our
troubles, and makin our burdens bar
der to bear. Why can't yoo under
stand common sense? Wat hurt
wood nigger sullrago do yoo up there
where there ain't no niggers,and how
much wood it benefit us down here,
where there's millions uv em ? Can't
yoo see it ? We can't play the same
game on the niggers that we used to
play on the sturdy yeomanry uv Berks
county, Pennsylvany.aud other local
ities. On all questions heretofore the
Dimocrisy hez allowed a libral licence.
We hev bin Free Trade in Xoo York,
and Tariff in Pennsylvany the same
year, and we cood do it. The Democ
risy didn't git their asshoorencea
from papers, owin to their inability
to perooze em rapidly, it bein so long
afore they got a word spelled out that
they forgot the one pieced in it, wich
destroyed the connexion, the contin
uity uv the narrative, ef I may so
speak, and wat we told em wuz gos
pel. That won't do with the nigger
down here. He reads, he does ; and
ef he don't there's alluz every where
sum sich sneakincuss ez Pollock,who
reads for him, and they know jist ez
well ez anybody. Let em stop ham
merin the nigger. It won't do. Kt
he's to be a man and a brother there
Ef the Dimocrisy must hev a race to
look down to, let cm turn their atten
shnn to the Chinese or the Injun, but
from this time out the nigger is sa
(VFic/< is Postmaster), and Professor <V f.' <
Hum and Jupeth Fne Academy fen - the de
velopment uv the intellect: uv ali races irn
pedive uv color.
P. S. —I jist received a telegram,
orderin me to Washington. I per
soom its suthiu in connexion with the
Southern excursion.
long since, writes a correspondent,
Mr. A. the master of one of the put
lie schools in East Boston, whih
making a call in the room of his as
sistant, Miss 8., requested the boys
who could tell him who discovered
America to hold up their hands. A
large number at once complied, but,
to assist the rest, he said—
" Don't you remember that adven
turous navigater who had so much
trouble with his crew, who wanted
to throw him overboard ?"
Here a small boy held up his ban i
very high, aud made every efloii t >
attract the master's eye.
" There," said Mr. A., " that boy
knows who discovered America, b" <•
his eyes snap. Now, for the instruc
tion of the boys who don't know,
you may tell who it was.''
"Jonah!" screamed the little fel
low, at the top of his voice.
Mr. A. has not probably examined
that class in history since.
AN ARKANSAS JOKE.--A correspon
dent at Napoleon, Ark.' is responsible
for the following joke, which is said
to have occurred during the late
While trudging along one day all
alone, a soldier met a Methodist cir
cuit rider and at once recognized him
as such, but affected ignorance of it.
Preacher —"What command do you
belong to ?"
Soldier —"l belong to the—Texas
regiment, Van Dorn's army. What
army do you belong to ?"
P—(Very solemnly)—"l belong to
the army of the Lord 1"
S —"My friend you've got a very
long way from headquarters P
IT is more difficult, and calls lor
higher energies of soul, to live a martyr
than to die one.
MOST persons' ideas arc adopted
children—few brains can raiso a family ot
their own.
INSULT not another lor his want ot
j the talent you possess ; he may have tal-
I eats which you want.