The Montrose Democrat. (Montrose, Pa.) 1849-1876, September 19, 1861, Image 2

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friends, figures to give a solo: teachers are, so must oar schoolsbe. ':Now
t ion. o a problem of that kind. ' The pros- these "meetings :if 'properlYCondtuAed
pest of ever seeing any number of these must infuse nowslife and !Cob enthusiasm .
- needed buildings thus situated • is, 'I must into oar teacheriand thus-;greatly benefit
. own not rery flattering. I have found in our schools. • The teachers and; Directortil
ruts travels lint one house that represents i should compare , notekanit teem from
' my views, and that . only in miniature,
! each others plans and experieace 1n....n0
clearly shelving the utility and beauty ef , other way - cant:hitt be 'dene asfwell as in
the_ thing even on a small scale. I am' the District bistitute. : - TheishOuld meet
well aware how sliftienltit is ;to obtain and discuis their - several modes of teach
'• suitable and pleasant sites tor these im- . ing the required branches, bilk abtiVe• all
portant buildings. •A_contniittee is mined , they should . have drill exercise in'them.
to *cats one, and soon meet Mr. A. on," Directors should' ivithout fail meet
, 'when far* they find a enitable
_place : and I with the teachers. and encourage them•all
at once make known their business. Mr. I they can in their effortsTor ° self-improve
-A. we areabout to build a new and beau-1 meet.- • The'offfee of School - Director is, I
• . tiful edificssfor the especial benefit of the) am well aware 'a thankless one, but the
:' youth of your neighborhood and we wish i state bas'nobly performed her part in pro- .
to locate It in one of your fields, near the I tiding a System wbereby- - . ,eyery one
. .of s i
grove and fine Spring of . water, ands ire i the rising generation , can receive a. good'
want just one acre eland and we are an- I edecation,and Your neighborshave chosen
thorized to pay you for it $25,00, What i von as an agent to assist in carrying . out.
ear to the offer? . $25,00 ; no, I :will Ithe wise provisions , :of that System, and
not take it, not, one cant less than': one ; you should, faithfully discharge all the du--
hundred dollars. Well says the commit- Ities of that agency,. and do . all in your
.we can 'pay but the , sum ,named, bet 1 power to improvecur teachersand schools. .
what shall we do ? a site must be hod 1 Next I would speaftef some of the rein
somewhere., - Lees . see says Mr.-A.; there i thins that parets have to' oer sehpols•
is a rough, rocky spot, where neighbor 1 Parents many. tit' es suppoSe that when!
B's firm.and mine corners, if he will eon- I th e es have furnished therrshareof the ehilj, I
sent to have it built there, and will give 1 dren for the - school' they have fully
one half the ground I will give the other I completed their duty,-,,,, and noth
half, provided yon will it just„imi near i ing more ' can . : with any yeason
. - the Imbue road as you cans and occupy no ;be asked o'f them.: They sometimes ape-
, more grimed than the eiaet size 'of, the peer quite indignant to be. :requested to
- - building. After consultation it is decided r buy new and additional books for • their
----.. to buildnpon the line between A. and 13: I children`, as if the.
,teachers were a- fonn-
Aiui why is it that these useful buildings. i Lain of knewletige,' and could from his
must be thus located ; simply becitusi• the I storehouse fill the roceptive mind of his
people, the tax payers (in my judgement) i pupils, thus ()heisting entirety the need
are penny-wise• and pound foelish. - 'Andl e f books. Or, if children have books of
So - it ;B'4l along the road to learning, 011 -1 the same naive of others in- the' school,
• structions and opposition to encounter they must surely answer every ,
• even from those many times directigintees'l
31e-thinks good farmers 'wonld not set
ested, and who instead of opposing, shOuld • their hired men to-cutting gram or grass
' , lend a helping hand to make the road with axes, hoes and knives, thbugh grain
• - pleasant and.inviting.: : , mud grass could be cut with such teols,-1
Suppose the system of public improve - They have learned that scythes, mowers
ment alluded to should' be met with that and reapers; are jest the tentsfor such ob
.' constant and determiued . opposition from Jests, and so they procure them, and. the
those it leas designed to benefit ;as is-the I success of their labor .proves their wis-
of popular education ; would it Ftlont. .The tools with which most of the I
thinkyen he likely to littera and accost-' labor in the school room us perfarmed,are
push the object its :tethers anti builders books, and if theiessre'altof ; the best kind
intended ? Suppose the originators of and a eufficieut supply, so. farthe success
the System, - shonld be met constantly.with .of the school is made sure, or if they are
_the same objections • that, the friends of I uniform so that the teacher can properly
our public schools are, that the System is - chtssifyhis pupils, it
.must be upparentio
all wrong, that in order to put it into use, all that the 'progress taf . the school would
you must expend large sums . of money, be more rapid and satisfactory. - The di
your LocOmotives are too expensive s .yonr esr „i te of books used • in some- of our
track mid buildings are donated on too cal- schools ;it the time, is as .great,
sable hind, and whereit is - too pleasant, and nearly as confusing, as if a. farmer
. year passenger cars . are decidedly too ex- should send out then to cut - his - grain with
- pensive, you employ more • men than ' is- reapers, cradles,. scythes, axes and knives.
' needed to superintend the nffitirs of your In this one respect, then, the -parent bears
enterprise, and pay ' them greater a close reLstiontoethe school. -Could pa
salaries - than tsin should especially your rentit fully. realize the gratitude • teatthers
conductors notwithstanding- their duties wonhi feet for the . relief thus afforded
and responsibilitice-are great. It is true 'them, the greater prospect Of , usefulness, I
. 'we can travel along very comf o rtably ,in by haying their scholars well supplied with
your nicely cushioned and well finished the riebekind Of hooks, or, could 411ey
• rani, but you ter us so high for the Peas- f u lly appreciate fite inipetise it would, give.
uses that we are disposed to take the Ohl the ambition of their children, to furnish
, fashioned way to travel, even if we do them with altneeded aids ; they could not
notalong so fast,
, and a n o tch less' fail to perform so good' and wise a deed,if
number are aceomodate& From what within their power. Again; we discover.
has been said can we not discoyerthe'dif- that those who employ Men to labor for
ferent treatment each System receives, th e m en a farm, or in a shop, think it' ine
the one fostered and encouraged by all, portant now and then to pay them a visit,
and every possible means used to keep iii order to satisfy theasselves that every
the tract:, clear liy.all ieaties interested- in thine is correctly done, and in such a way
ordessthat it may benefit the eommunity as to best promote their tree interest.—
, as much, as possible, while .the oilier, and They thus'exhibit their concern by , per
- decidedly the most important one of the see.a tgo- - ... :tea ox:prcifdtt - And all the is.
.two, has'to sutler all the charges •nemed 'eat nests highly properend right. Is it
and -even More from these in many, easce, not, I ask, equally-important that. parents
it is especially designed to benefit. lint i i I mte. manifest and express an interest
we are happy to know as has been stated, i in the correct education - and prosperity of
that the trains on most of this education- their children ?• How are we to account
al road have got so tine a start thrOngh tOr the filet that those. who labor in the
the efforts of faithfill and persevering- field or work-shop receive more attention
• agents, that no trifling
_obstriictions will than those intrusted with-the education of
• tend to•check their glorious progres,s.— i pre -ions **Hied beings, committed to
Let - us now turn our attention to some of our care dePendent on ue for protection,
the, deties of the agents iyho have charge support and guidance? I -How manybitsle
of our public Sehools. And first. of the ( s e o f 0-rain per acre, -or how many acres
- School Directors (or Station Agents). 'ht of land think you would be equivolent for
laW imposes on them the duty of raising ' a first rate education for your eltild_? 'The
:and disbursing. the inleessary funds to
_correct answer to these and other gees-,
se . keep the machine in Working order, to tions oflike import, clearly shoW the greet
, employ, Octet - tellers (or conductors) and
,wortir of a sound OdUC:11.101 . 11 - .1311 t, says a
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fix their salaries, &c. stse. In regani7,to s-plectry, petulant, and.fault4inding parent,
the building of tionses, let nee reccone through 01w ot7ortr comity papery over an
mend that you build good ones, large and anonymous signature, the system makes of
. i l roomy, ceiling high, the best possible ar
avieg ; ; parents . mere "lee-alized' ; ciphers" and
rangelnent for ventilation, h
J -1 v•ew • er n e:sive agents in the progress of educa s
the physical health and comfort. of the t ,„„ss
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desks . • scholars and teacher ; seats and 'N ; on- my friends, I do`not understand
arranged for pupils otall ages, a desk or the,system to make of parents any. such
• table 'for the teachers use,
ample black- thiiiii, butt if it does,- I think nearlyall will
board surface, inside wall s papered, land'agree with me thst it, does not keep them
• both inside and ontsidevell painted, aid passive, for' many become quite active
blinds upon -
,the windows. Such *filth agents, and not elways in - the . right die
*0 it ilsqrtte would cost quite, a sum Of rection either.' -There . certainly 'is moth
- . money, but in the end would be much the , ins' in the law to prevent parents becom
cheapest and give the best ,atistilet ion.— big active, and very efficient agents tpe, if
The law makes it the duty oft*. Direct- they are so disposed.• Instead of listen-
I ere also to employ the - teachers and fix lIV'IO the buisv tongue ofscandal and as
their salaries, and surely this is one of the siiiine others to f u ll - fault with the teach- -
- most iinportant, and responsible -duties Brand his manner 4cm - ducting les - school,
. they have to perform, and in my judgment let time in kindness Suggest a Thr -better
they are 'sm"etnni's• • tn"l-' careless than • 'wavlo be active, a way that will show
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- they should be. lam satisfied 'that. - we. some of the trials rind hardships ill
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have iteSesquehanna County "Ine "s teacher has to encounter, and at the same II
e.oiel & I tellers as c an `be fi eniti in any
• r, , time aid and encourage 'him in his labors.
' - other portion of the State, yet I' nun c o n, L et me sag restthat it is very, proper, as
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since from actual observation, that we ' well as the duty Of parents to visit thieir
hare morepoor schools, titan We should schools and see for themselves whether
have, from th e fait thei Directors' often their children as wellas their neighbors
• - e th pfoy young and inexperienced 'teachers are well behaved, obedient, diligent, re
instead of those known to be thorough Iseertfill, and making suitable prop-ress. •
• and efficient, beet-use the,' former- can be '
The right class - of teachers (and we
- bad for less wages. This course Fthink, Want no_ others) are always glad to Bat
-is all wrong,for good a" I . know man.Y °I parents visit tbem,,as it tends greatly to
• our, teachers are, none are too good, andi en m
come them in their labors, and ' in
tor 'the rapid improvement, of our schools, spireS them with the thought- tlat their
- the very best ones - should he employed' efforts arc duly appreciated. The sehol
firstresetrilless et' a few cots differenee ars will' he benefused,,good order more
. • in their s.slaries.
, • easily maintained, and a deeges interest in I
Sometimes our best teachers are mush- the cause of education aroused in, the
. ployed because they do 'mt . feel willing. minds of all. 'These WO I
important . con-
' . to teach for the same wages that are paid: siderations named, if correctly viewed by
these . who have never taught, nor is it all threparents' in the counts,. would tend
juseand right . 'that they' should. Some- greatly to increase th e usefulness of cur
times tis trite young teacherit dtewell the drools and the•parentsrthemselvee would
- first time, as well perhaps' as more ex- reap the reward that ever flows from wise
rienced ones, and sometimes we are sa dly „,„T judi c ious action. - Lastly, I - would
•-• . deceived and imposed upon by those who snY a few words to the teachers,and speak
. haretaught a number of terms, but this of Some of their; duties as: conductors
- ism); reason why those who employ
the I along this important road alluded te,—*
' teachers, should not strive in every 16 ) .1 Mt- friendS, - the position you occupy: is
• to find out who are the best, and secure I certainlpiae of greet responsibility. sin
their-services first. A certificate of quad - '
• 10 yourespecial care is intrusted the eau
; ifieatiOn is indisuensable to the t eac h er, 1 cation of the children Mid vonth of our
. , bit from the present manner 'of Evading;. country, WhoSe present and future harisii
- them, the Directotstshould closely et h e
x""' - Tie's:: in a Oent measure, depends on
ine - them before, empleying, ; those wile s teamier: h i which yon discharge the ditty
' hold them ; and. in my opinion the-Direct- I roe itwetisthem as totteher;". • I ' think
ors should in 'all cases grade - the ways ac
-1 th ere can be no trade?, Calling or profession
. cording to the qualifications - Dr the tea" - :in life, that needs ase much' knowledge, i
~ ers. As those known• to be ggod and eili" I skill, n - isdom-and discretion, es . that of j
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,• tient should-certainlylSeliaid more wages 1 school teaching. Without attemptinsito
--s -.At= those not tried. um* adopt the I say - w h at perhaps, the occasion might',
... . Thin of paying all-alike, it Would I think demand; allow me to suggest'only a few'
- be destructive of the best interest of our
. Schools -, as it would tend to -drive away practical poiute., '.' .; . • • - -.:: .
• - our hest Ice:tame and- leave us the - poor :. 1, lii three the discharge of your duties,- be
:. .eueerefliriV ofvur own, but - Of ad,-join- earnest, faithful tusdenergetie.eThe teaeh
• ing counties.; 'Each school District i n. er that etiattot approtteithie
.work,in the tix,
theedunWshould , certainly have "ti . well ereise of thesequalities, and devote -hbn
orgatniftsd"TPacherts Institute turd .the I selfto It * the love of it, had better •by
- teaeliersbe required-to attend them on two I all means; be Soinethingetse than a teach-.
' Saturdays of each month. Oar teachers, 1 eriof yeah.. ilf you itaxe` -nova love. for
' are tbi. life of our schools, nod ,ns etur ! she work be earefel
.Ihow yen lay "your
.., velem hinds on the plastic '
~ ind ofeln:ld- 1.- HonAD,.S. Dick:bison - 0 , • - at".
iooltand 'youths Remetnbe your - work 1: , --- --•-- • * -'. :_- -. , :-:, • ' -:-
is worthy youi.liest s -and, ino:t ' -energetic ::: Oii. Saturday 'last, the lion.: Daniel-- -- . S.
efforts, that inyour.#ling, , ' hatever, is ,Dickinsen,:addressed a large ga th ering_of
worth doing at 'all, - nt worth doi ng well: I the, yeomanry .Of Tompkina anti:adjoining ,
Ile cautibus notta measure fir labor by- counties , Otltliaca. We extract the JO
the amount of pay yon,:ge , ,, for iniite lowing patriotic sentiMenta frO4,:lhe ad.
likely ,that Will 'be little enough, if • you i dress,— . ' :
... i. • ; .. . c. , „
are real4'cOnipetent and faithful; but if i' - Our institutions are new MenneedWith
you lack these important finalities, Mid.; destrustion.,l Is it by a foreignfoe? - Nei
only intend to n do about as Much as you ,it has stood tfie thunderstorni and defied
imagine you aro paid for te p'our salary, i'the world in:arma, and now it is to,liedti-.
however Small, will be quit to largo for i stroVeti, - if detitioyed it - mast be , the
you., If-yen accept the responsible posi- ! inslilimus worm:[ of ambition that is gnaw-.
Lion; be * sure to perform - its duties to the. ing it its heart. - Those' who have been
best of your abilities and ,W your energy reared tinder, this Government s *ho have
and success, prove yourself I a Workman, been pampered at its treasnry,upon*hose
worthy of ‘large hires - I • brows
, have been wreathed the otioiceit
2. Strive to be punctua4n all your dit. i laurels, arc tearing its heart, eorciding its
ties. Endeavor always ifpossilile. to be I very vitals. And we are told that they
at your school room before pie time :fort are brethren,
.and that there must not . be
-the school exercises te- commence, as ea'- I any-contention With them. Yes, they are
er ftilliful tsacherWill find- many little * our brethren. Rut shall we stand tame
to be done, which if . done before lv by and see! them bathe theiri hands Tin
the sclioel commences,
the greatlyflied- fhe.blood of our venerated Mather'? Nit;
'hue the labors ofthe day; And besides, if I she must be defended at all hazards .from
you enter upon the regidari duties of the 1 these murderims : parrieides: -And the
day without flurry and ex f_ itement, you.. crime is the more heinoas because- they'
will be more likely to
_do a good ...days . I are brothers,'', If they Were remorseless
work, for remember tere is much wisdo m .! savages, or powling Arabs, they might
in the old. maxim,. "well hegun is. half i have a better apology to offer. but they
done." ' ' 1
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, 1- are Attempting I to oferthrow her who
. ft. Remember, "Order is Heaven% first I gave them existence, and nursedthem on
law," and "should be.disti4tly prominent , the lap of judidgence, and dandled . theta
in every good school: Pr i Ovide yourself lon the knee, and who- nursed them and
with a programmenf ex-ereiges and be I fostered them, and- platted arms iii their
careful to faithfully observe it. • Ihands to defend her, with ' wind!' they
. 4.. -Do not fail,'before i-on commence I attempt to destroy her. • • „ . •
your school, to- have' this fact -firmly fixed -When this "rebellion jreared its snaky,
in your mind, , that you minst, can, and i head the Whole A t uertehn people trent.
will have an orderly, quiet, and -industri. 'bled. We tilt the earth throb and heave
ouslschoolin every respect, that all their and beat as with the , convulsions/of a
lessons must be recited [well and promPt- mighty volcano. I • found it, /perhaps,
ly.. Such points as these Is'Well as oth- more aitlicult than any' individual -in the
ers you must secure in th;. start or you United States, if not in the wOrld; so far
need not expect to succeed: You should _as,personal convenience •-, and considera
decide then, betbre you commence, what. ,
tions were concerned, and - personal and
you-are to din 'and how you are to, do I it, political friendship, anddomestic relations
and then go at it with a *ill._ Te schol- and kindred associations could influence,
ars placed - under your charge will soon ito take ground against this - rebellion.—
discover whether you are, -to_ control or 'Many - ye: n.; Senate of. the 'United
not; and while vou sholtld always ad-• States, I) ris had grown up, and the
dress them kindly, and evler seek to gain 'course -c c affairs had clustered
their love, .your voice and.mauner shonld aroundnie : southern - sympathies which
betoken authority that commands respect. gave tinea - position in the Southern States
Always. Striv- to make your school a that no other man in the North or . South
pleasant sunny place, and yonrself-an orb tal. For Myself,. thcirefore,l found it
of light to-disperse genial . influences to/more difficult for those reasons to sever
all'around you. Cultivate in every schol- these ties than any other one could-have
ar habits of sfrict attention and prompt done . ; but, in a patriotic cause I did not
'obedience, and whateverthe exercise may find•it difficult at all. . ' " . •
he insist upon it that eye y one ninst pay • ' When I see such an assembafre as this,-
attention and perform ills- or/ her part it tells inentOre, - -it speaks -to the heart
-well.• - I / • more eloquently, than all the tongues a
. - '5. Form an acquaintance with as many preachers and speakers; than all the': les. ,
of the Parents of your scholars as possible ...sons the press can giyeit `tells me that
and strive to enlist theirlco 7 operatiOn. If thepopularileart is sound to the core.-,-.
they will not visit you and the school,call I see before me and all 'around me tremli
upon them-and get them enlisted' if. you ling,. old age leaning Upon his staff—stab
can in -what you arc trying to dolor their 'wart mantrood, with strong muscles in
children: It may costa:: effort, - but it ju- -his aim—yOuth, ready to bare his bosom
dielously done it will-pay : • , in battle—Woman with her gentle and
6. Oultivate the acquaintance of other anxiOns face, pleading for lierCountrY- 7
teacherS as as youlean, and discuss maidens treinbling, 'Tearing that some
your several or-individual experiences,and great calamity awaits' their happy family
thereby render each, other mutual lielp.--- . —and little i;hild reit, 'with their cumin"-,
If there are Institutes_ in your Vicinity be i inquiring eyes,' wishinl , to know Why
sure to attend them„botli to r&eive,ben- i this vast concourse, 'anti why that, old
efit, and contribute yogi share to the ben- I man with White hair talks-so earnestly on
efit of others. ; Avail tikes, and in all i the sultiectin which they intuitively feel
places when teaching stiive to do your.' dan ,, :er , hut ca m
nnot fully coprehend.—
duty,.your' whole duty,! in all respect to 1 Ali .!
my tair-haired bOy, it is that this
your pupils, so that whim yone work as i tioverionon. may be !Saved to you ; that
teacher is closed, the w i rritl will look tip-' its blessings of liberty may not be - *rest
art you as bene - fneCom TO oall say Your ` • etl from .yon, but that your little - eyeballs
labors have been nblessing toniank intl.— may nit he blasted - nor seared, nor your
In conclusion allow melto say that in my hearts wrung with Ilmt accursed destroy
judgment, we have in h,ustpwhanna cumin- er,disanion! that no evil shall come to blast
ty, the materials for as Igood teachers and . these fair and fertileltields.
schools, as canbelonnil in anv ether, por- I feel strong in the'pride of, my posi
tion of the country, Anil if alt interested . Lti,,n. not of myself, hut as your represen
will hut do their.wholel duty we can have I tative, and representative of the national
them. • 1 sentiment:, I have stood in the high pia,
ces of the land, in Senates . and in fiirums,
with the great and honored of the !Mid—
dle Clays,:the WebSters,•the Bentons,and
the Calhoims--;-and I feel that I stand on
higher ground to-day; as a free :Uteri.,
can citizen; vindicating •the •intef , rity of
our government against traitors and their
teludlion,than ever iiefore.
i , I lay aside my politics ; I ask you to
flay aside Yours: I ?Bulb not gold you po
litically; 1 do not to come to me.
and any one who•will attempt to mann
facture politics out: of this matter, or
drag politic ail parties into - it, is no patriot
—is a schemer, and little. bet terthan those
who assail the country with arms. As to
the •administration,lit was ‘ not the Admin
istration of choosing. I care nothing
- for that, where it is right, I mean to sus
tain it ; where it isr.trong, I mean. to aid
It: where it is not strong ; I will: help it
to be stronger: And it is the duty -of
every goOd eitizento'stay up the hands,
of the adndnistratien in order that it may
do its _whole :and itSperfelk 'work.
But we hear that Mr. Lincoln and his
administration arenot able to conduct
the Government successfully. Fof Hear
-en's sake; then, let ti's take right hold a n d
help it—pot a discourage it and
put it down: Audit is my position that
every Mend of the Administration should
help thetntwolold—all should take hold
and persist in this great work, not as
Democrats, not as . Republicans, not as.
Americans, not its Abolitionists, nor any
thing else,.ekeeptas American . citizens.,
haysnigi a destiny, a conntry, and nlierit- .
age'that. concerns us all. ,
Divide this Union! Commence by. di
vidik, and all is lost! Sever the human
frame!and' then - ask the head and the low
er limbs; to perform their functions as be
fore:- , Let. a great rebellion succeed, - you
must let•lesser rebellions from every quar
ter sueceed—from State to State, front
County to*lnty, town to town, doWn to
your very school district, and finally, if
you haVe whotstrand - another wants it
-will to and take it. .
Deceiting the People.
The New Ytirk Tribune-and a- few oth
er newspapers in the emutrv, daily insist
that there is a party in theorth who are
in favor of submitting o the Jeff. Davis'
Confederacy: Wini the "party" are;
Where they exist, and when organized,.
.(says the Chiago Times) we cannot aseev.
fain. 'We are, therefore, inclined to be
lieve that' it is a mere l'party of the mind".
—an imagination of the disordered brains
who have dreampt during many years
that the.slaszes should be. freed. It is
undoubtedly true that there area feW
men in, the loyal StateS who so far forget
their own_ honor and the best, interest of
'their native-land as t 4 indulge the desire
for peace at any 'sacrifice; -but .such men
are a mere faction, withoul organization
°nullity of design or : laction,nd are in
no respect intitled evento the name of a'
party.: To make thent of &ideal impor
tance is to deceive-thenati m the worst
of crimes at a period of s g .eat peril—
and teacheS foreign people to - believe,
that n-c are r.pproael ing. civil, war event
in the loyal States. Is this true? We
ask the people, who must determine - all
matters accurately new, we ask thorn, is
there a party at the! North in favor of
submission of - Jeff. Pavia? - If there is
not, why do these neWspapersinsist there
is ? We believe that they desire and
design-to give aid and comfort t 4 the
'Southern ConfederaCy, by causing the
rebels to believe that .they have: a large
'number of influential) friends at the North:
What -other design on they have? iCer...
Willy the traitor's will-light with More en-.
ergy against a divided than against a
united North.. ThiS- Is., so plain a--fact
that the junta:al:l Which assert that there
is a submission "parte in the loyal' States
must understand it, and therefore by'
publishing falsehoods intend toMicourage
the enemies of the Republic. .
N(tti we deny that there is, or ever will
be, a party. of subinissionists to.Davii. at
the Ncirtli.: There as no proof of the-fact
in any direction. 1
_ . - .
A Rebuke td Gov. Curtin.
At an interview,held on 'Saturday- last;
between President Line°lnland Pon. 'Jobe
Covode, who was ai.tting in the capacity
of mediator betweec Cameron and Curtin
the President infot'med , lliat .
that he did not intend to have • any more
ca,yilling about the nniforming of troopi,
or, anything else that . would interfere
with the tuselpline of ties - army. The
troops now - -being„ raised. byl Governer.
Curtin,. and those raised by • officers who
"have been conuniss oiled 'by the . War Pe- ,
partment-would be placed upon au' equal 1
r eew
footing, and will e • the same ,benel
fits to be derived ni the- venlnteit. act,
passed at the last. on -ofthe retmayl.
vania Legislature. -
After being 'uniform.
ed,. armed and equipped, the regimente
will be numbered as coming trona Penusyl.
vania.. 'This is con 'dareda virtual rebuke
of Governor '' Curti'a policy, - Which _ban
already created g t dissatisfaction, and
lin sorneinstannes, a .;: . *WA the men
to mutiny.- It is h . ped that' things here:
after 'will g?-en :44..... , thly.: - •
an flirP
res Del rediOat'ir “. on to
rep Confiscate
b.l an
the lerpg:t.
d sta io lulkdoli ,
ident and heir directed to contecate earn PIO
se say be reed fortat parpoter. setordint is sew 1
.—W.ho Fight our tattles; •
The Indianapolis State-Sentinel' is told
by a -gentleman; an officer in one of the
Indiana RegiMents that an
.' officer de
tailed by the war department„.under the
directicin ofeommander in-chief, to mus
ter into the -service voliinteers in Indiana,
giVetiit t as his opinion, based upon the
upon the most favorable opportunities • of
ascertaining the facts, that . three-fourths
of the Men who have already. volunteered
foi.the; : war from that State•,:. are Demo.
crat;. IThis'is the very highest' authority
for making this statement; ' • Tlutti_.'pro
portion. holds good - in -Most of the States,
and yet, stay , at homeAtePublicails de;
flounce Remderats as traitors; and ovinee
.4 make war upon them..:
ill" The 40 . rresporiaent ofthf3 Charles.
ton ifiriury gives the proclamation of the
Captain-General of Cnba, in W hich he
"lu 'virtue of a proclamation lor ger
Majesty the Queen,'l have determined,
under date of August i, that "all. vessels.
_in: , legitimate coMmerce„ pro' :
ePeding from - Amrte. in -the = cmfederate
Stateii shall be.entered and cleared under
the. confederate flag and shall beduly pro :
tPeted by the authoritsPs of the. IslaTid:
THE riONTRop Jatipcs*T.
teings-4140•• APTA cz •
_*:lfT;..* . ****** 11- ,,! . **9
~ • .. ..,
Democratic Comity Cotivcntion•
rursitant to eall;the Pentocratie,Connty.
Conyention of ,§iiscfa County indintil or,
g,anized on Monday 'Sept,~Gtli, at the
i-Court 1-tottsi in Montrose.
Ofricars:—PreSident,JA:: Carpenter •
Vice Presidentspaylnrd-Cartis, and E: S:
Brewn•;.Secretaries,, , A. Lathrop and J.
•Merrinian.• - . •
• •Y. •
. Auburn- 1 . Waltman, K T., MoWry
Apolac6n—P, Welch, 1.. O'Deirt.
Ararat—H. H. Dix, O. L. Carpenter.
Brooklyn—R. 0. Miler, And Ely.
Alrid,g,ewater—O. S. Beebe; Z.'3l.BreW-
Clitfor4l—D. W. NV IL Finn-.
Choconut—E.-Clark, j. Kimble. • •
I)undall-411 V. Chamberi. •
Dintock—J. Foster, J. Compton..
Franklin—F.,A. Smith, J.-L. 31eriman.
Forest Lake—T. ,P. Meeker, J. Burr.
Friendsville-4. Mead, 0.-Heald. -
Gt. Bend—R. T. Stephens,-J. 11.
senlary. _ ••
Gibson—C. N. 31iller, E. Guild.
Harford—C. G. Williams,A. Carpenter.
Harmony—J. B. Stevens, R. Martin. '
Herrick—E. Barnes.J. 31. Myer'.
Jackson--A. Benson; o...ll.:Perry.
Jessup—A:• Sherman, 'W.-C. Handrick.
Lathrop—E. S. Brown, -K 31. Tewks
' bury. •
Lenox—H. Wllite,A.J. Titus. , •
Libertyß. Bailey, J. P. Butts.
Middletown - -N. E: • Stead well.
Montrose —ILL - '. Little,
A. Lathrop.
• N. Milfiwd—D. 31A;Millan, W. Watson.
Rush.-4. W. Granger, G. Picket.
• Sus!ia—G. Curtis A. W. Rowley.
Sprmnille-74. ll:Lathrop, W. 11. Han.
Brick. • •••••
Silver Lake—J. O'Day, E. IL Gage,
On motion A. Lathrop, C: G. Williams
E. M. ltWksintry, L. Norton, 1:11. La- .1
throp, Howley and C.
were appointed a committee on 'resolu
tions. During the absence of the conunit
tee,H.. H. Little, esq., being invited, Made
an able and eloquent union speech, of
about thretY (limners of an hour in length.
He advisediaiing aside party strife during:
our struggle FM- national existence.-
Mr. E Guild made a brief union speech. l
lie came , here to help make a : ticket; but
acknowlecked himstiff a partial concert to
' the no-party policy advocated by - Mr. 'Lit
t le. •
{ Erma Or Cwt. ON 1 E.,SOIXTIONS.
We meet under oreuni;tauces new and
Alt questionsof party, orpOl
icy, are lost,:in the one greater question ;
of existence. The stupendous issues oflini
,and death are being tried on the tented:
field. There is no question now of tut
. the government shall be adniinisteredi
but it is Whether we shall ',aye l uny govl
'eminent to adrainister. interesti
immeasurable its-eternity, hang upon till.
In . thiS awful crisis; the . popular min(
most -be united, in the loyal states,
or all is lost. It is . plain that- no real un
ion cati exist, it' we engage in sehseleii
party strife, about mere office . .
Resac'd, That we approve of the Spirit
and doctrine of the Res. which the Cliail.-
man Of the Democratic Co. 'Committee
preseiitetl for the consideration of the Re
publican.Conven'tion, and that said Con
vention in. rejecting the proposition of '4.a
union ofall loyal men for the sake :of the
Union"--disregarded in our jtidgnient
the plainest dictates of parka'sm an'4l
the generous impel-ens •ot: the .. party it
clainis,to represent. . I
Resoled That we will . support the
present Administration in - all legitimatt
measures for the suppression of the gig an-
tic Rebellion which- threatens the destrilo
tics of our . benifieent government and the
abolition of liberty on the continent, 'and
that we demand of the Administration an
,energetie prosecution of the war for tie
restoration of the, constitutiOn, and -te
. vindication ofthe .right of the . Americ. n
people to self government.. •
Rexpleed, That in. refraining from en::A
ging in a political canvasS this Fall, weliy
no means abandon the old Democratic Pn
eiples ;on the -contrary we :declare ur
firm-belief that the doctrines of our party—
. founded by Jefferson, sustained by 31.41 i,
"Ron, Monroe and Jackson, andvsanctitia
by -the dying Voices ot''Websteti Clay 4u]
Douglas—are in harmony with the best
interests of the country ; - and we- herc:b3
avow itdetermination to resume'onr Par
ty principles andnoininitious at the con
.elusion of this war • and that this 'vinyl . ,
tion select - a .standing • committee to cpn
sist of one from each -eteetionAistrict. I
' After being read; they, were consideivi
and adopted Separately,with two (r iligi
noes on portions of them. . .
:- It was voted that all the papers' i
:the county lie invited to print
,the psi
eeedings - of'this meeting,. after which ill
convention adjonnied.
Dilmoemtie County ComMittee.
Aubgrn—E. J. 310uv.--
Ararat—L. 0. Baldwin. •
Ap t olacon—Richard
Bridewater-Thos. Johnson'. •-•
Brooklyn—A. J. Tiffany. • ,
Clifford—James Decker. ,
Choecinut:=--Jaeob Kimble.
Dundaff— E. P. - Chambers.
"Dimoek-7C. C.Mills.
Franklin—W.C. Smith.,
. Forest Lake--- 11. N. Breit-der.
Friendsville--31. C. Stilton.
Gt. Bend—lsmie Reekhow.
Ilarmony—, Richard Mi . :rtin,,-
.Tacksou.,-.G. W. , Tyler. •
. Jessupr--.Tames Faurot.
Lathrop-••T. J. I olunson.
_Lenox-. T. Robertson,
- Mlldletow - i- , --Otis Ross.
Montrose—Daniel Brewster
New Milford W. C. Wail. 4
Oakland—K. C. ;Leavitt: -
Sdrer Lake--K.
/ma_ opting t.
Ant bEnroll* tit lireati we are in. ,
tit s -41-1/004. M if
t ,
ins io I;eitnia - tillon Pattirday;
SePteather 2iii; Ati?idternoort, / to nom
inlte * firket. 6ll OrAiOn 1411. Hon's.
D.l S. Diekiiiion;'* - 13. Wdkit t t. end W.
W Ketch tit
urn, and o e, are .named aa
appalient." —s rtii Calriiia - Minded in too
late fnc.ttnto insert- tn. full: See !tapping
for paitidutailiV
Mr 'DAM emnpaa.fira be organ
ized to- z d4 ; raemteilt entitled to .; pay at
ance y ant a fevi:Aa,ys . ffivea for
~ prepara
tielfa,to march '4 few, , yoyinteers, may
44t beAtc . cift 7 eit,: - 1 0itod'i3116C 1 / 03 . on- . the
311 t. Pulpit ;-- 4 1,1101y me to suggest the
motile of Fennel . Cirpenter, of liarfora,
tilr Commissionei..Fomerly. a Whig, he
sinee abOut o*,, beOki cOnservatively
bitirthe Delitoers6-. iti too fittor►~
y known to require :kcommendation.
- • • • DIMOCK.
Teachers' irtetitate.,
A meeting of theiSitscfa County. Teach
eirs• Institate held to Neer_ - Milford,
Aug. 221, - and '2311.• J.Y. Shoemaker,
President ; E. P. Giirdner, Secretary.
-The moping of Thursday was
oeelipied in lfreparing a p rogramme of
tixekise to be - puisned and. in transacting
tlier inisineSs incident to the opening
ession of Association:. -
Afternoon—A. N. Millard - , Co.
Annitiefed an exercise in Reading, after.
rhieb a number of -the ineinbers - ,bw.ite
heir modes of tefteiting . , the same . . -Miss
, -
Inna Dean. then took charge ofun exer.
rise in Geography.. The. different modes
cif te:tehing this branch Were very warmly
discussed, and tuany.good ideas put forth.
---The discussion will, no dpubti prove
Very beneficial.
.Bullard 'delivered an
able address on "the-subject of COniltion
Schou' I I..:dueation,,afid the President read
n oa,sny on Sc h ool Goveinment.
FridLy- , --Atter prayer by Rev. J. K. ,
Peek, D. Hannah conducted 'an exercise . I
in.praniniay, during which many interest-1
IMg points were.diSeussed. • A number of 1
questions handed in Ay the members of
!the Institute. were - then- diScussed and I
lactcd upon. ._ : • . '
1 ...IN two„—J. M. Lyoes.. conducted - ail
e r
i excise in Arithinetie. K P. Gdrdner.
',read an essay on Orthography, : amt dent
' onst mica the utility in his manner of
teachingnt, by conducting _an exercise in
• that branch.. It Was then voted that the
address of the Superintendent be publish
ed in the (Minty 'papers. The . following
appointment was'made for the - next meet
ing, which is to': be- held in Jackson, c_l_n ,
the 2 hi, 22'11 . , - ;mill 2:3d ofNovember next. '
'' Lecture on School Discipline, E.lit. Rog-
ers, Gt. !lend; :Address, Iler.-J. K. Peek,
I;r4ioldvil ; Ilistiirical Attiress,' A. F.
13eardsley,-New Miltiod. . .
We are happyi to 'say that this meeting
1 of the Institute 'More than inet the ex-
I',mations of. its Most sanguine 'friends,
lainl in.oveel that the educational It - ants of
the community :Ike not forgotteif in this
time tit national 'excitement. In l ull the
elas< exercise and discussion we could not
It Will be remembered that•• - the
ICst intelligence; we had . Of... the privateer
Sumter ; left heeut Trinidad, Port Spain;
seeking a supply of coal, Which the .Goly
ernor refused'uiTet:her•haye but which
she nevertheless, - front ; one. of
the ?merchants ofthe'plaee will!: the
proyal - of the.-...Atforney:General. e
learn noir, via Perniuda,' that the'Sninter
suhSetinentli-proceeded to,sea, and soon.
afterieoptnred four American ships, fully
laden;• which - had just quitted'" Trinidad
• -land weic bound to the NOrthern States.
e` -
i ~ ..
County_ Commissioner.
desire to promot'e the best; interest of the
rising 'get seratimi,•and 'At e 'hope that all
who are friends Ottiniversal educatiOn will
do all in' their power to aid -in sustaining;'
an--efticient - Comity Teachers Instittite.
- - ow:a- • -
• • Resolutiens adopted by.. the rni_snr- :
TI RY OF 31.0.ViltilSE, at their" iieSsions at
Providence, Pa.; August 29th, 1861.
WttiniESsi A portion of these United;
States-have risen up against the • rightful:
authority of the -Government, and •are'
now in armed rebell . agaittsztjt We,t he
Presbytery of Montrose, wish fo hear our ;
'testimony agautat this rebellion, and for
-the Maintenance of our Constitution,Gov
ernment and-latva. ThereThre, •
Rev:jolt, That we cherish :In undimin
i ished attachment -to our national Govern-
Mem, tlpoli - Which our civil and , religious
filairtv is based • and that •we cordially
sympathize and co-olio:16.! With all . its
real friends—With all bearite , arms for its
inaintenaßce—witli'tlic • PsesidenV of the
I.'nited States and all in authority : Under
bint-,--I.oi,;ving that no blood or treasure
is too precious to lie &Voted to the
1i c• itrl tt it •of the Government
elc• .t oerpe . -
in all - its Constit tational autharity.
Resdred,Thitt we aclatowledge before
God, with humility, his just judgment in
thi4 imtional calamity ; mat that we
to all the •churches wailer otir
care, to, observe the day of fasting anit .
prayer which our President and Congress
have Very 1.F1,3e1y , recommended, nu the
26th of Septembernext,at.d that fervent
prayer be- made eetttinually. that God
would help our 'beloved county, and di
rect the IssuesOf this dreadful War to his
own glory and the,prospeiitv.of his king
f 1: MILLER, Sated clerk.
The New YOrk Herald states, that.. Mr.
Gay; a leader in the anti-slavery Society
in -New York, has purchased a large num
ber of shares in the New York Ttibuni,
and that paper will now go into the hands.
d f the Abolitionists. If Mr. Gay, and the
o 'whole anti.slarety society can inake . the
Tribune more of an Abolition paper - than
n it had been for'a dozen years it will Full
prise its renders.
Pf - 2. A girl inNeWburYPOrt„ =Mass,
haying called on Dr. Spofford' for advice,
declaring her, ailment'to be 'pain in the
boWels." the•Dector gave , her a
• cathartic
and requestedher to call again - in •• a few
she did,- her if she
had taken the medieene he- gave her e —
She replied in the - affirmative. ilti . then
asked her' !.Did'any',thing pass you after
taking fel!' -.4.`TVatl9rj_ said, ra
hinge and *non and -a drove of pigs:".
The rPoctor` tarkinglil think .
you must b4'l ) ett-er: • .
United State*lthiliateit to the republi4 of
Eiliinder;::in- South;:Aram:jaw. returned
home on the 20th lilt; His heldtbi ae are
glad to learn, bag greatly improved.
.."-.4n order to - correct tithittpprelitutiams,
inqUiry .; , bas been made-at the- Stato•Dc.
p?rtment; - :where it -was aggert4ined: that -
rgilantimliee _agents ;Fe istatititie4.. at •
every : point Where "perions enter or leave
tlie.lTnited States, — going Val. or: ,coming
Irora canada r with , fultauthority_ in the
Maiter'efliaisPorts.7: - : - . -
- - ;.—,09 Situnitiy;Mrili.B.: NVilder,": of -
llevierk, N. J . ., - wasientite.. Fort Lafay
ate, for a-ritle,lnitterifor
.I.l . leSOtith.- - ,The" following-is •• .att.r extract
1 from an intereepted lettarwriiten by Wit ,
der. to a "Mr. Mendenhall, of -Winehesier,
Vti:-L-". My. wife and'll.th4 ha*
prevented my leaving here .to fight against ,
this Waseralyieltorde of Abolitionists. •
.. •-4tirr N. - 11. " 'Wilson' ' ''t .Methodist
preacher ot Baltimore, was arrested .on
FridaY at Waterville„ plane-No: 1• of the
Baltimore and Ohio Railroad, Ort"a -charge .
ofibeing concerned in the Sniuggline: of
4ninine and other iontratand articles, ,
mostly medicines,- through.the lines of the :
Federal army into the rebellions _,States,
fer tbe ,' aid, and comfort" of thersouthern
army. .: • - .". • -,j .
~ • .
„..1. 7. -IIoM .:(;slutalt; Gitidtugi,” of °MO,
has written a long' letter. - 'opposir' ,g, , th e
the proposition of establistiing a -new or-
F;antzation.- - Joslaia i opposed to ignor
ing the:question or slavery. He says it
has been the. life-giving element, of all "par
tieS, and should not. now -be. east aside
when the abolition li•prk is but half com
pleted.. The republican party, he thinks '
ni on the right track of the ultimate °stab.
li s shinetif -of freedom Pir the nigger, Mid
it should be pushed al ng to the eonsurri-•
!nation of-that idea. ()shun is an -aboli
lion brick, . .
—There is some difficulty :about the
new postage.stamps, p4tietilarly.umong
the-country postmasters. It should be
distinctly understo4 that the old stamps
are good at every Post office until the
new'ones are fernished to the. Posotr-it
'1 —lt is a singular fact that the - fedeal
Pnesoders at Itiebunny) are.-in charge of .
Oxen. Tothl,.brotlaer "6fMrs,l l ineidii,. who
is a prominent retie!.
I . —A letter to the lialtintore Aincriein,
from a citizen Leeshurr, says that an
entire 'Mississippi !Regitnetit, • stationed
there, revolted.on Saterday, broke their
muskets to pieces and started home.
—Dr. Russell's lateSt letter to Ake Lon-
don' Tinies says that. the issue in America
is 13 1iillY narrowing -between Slavery atni
;kbolition. thinks that t Itellresideit t
will soon' &Aire all the slaves Mithin the
limits of the'United Statk armKfree.
,—Gerrt Smith has written a letter to .
the President in which lie • rejoices that
;ten...Frentutlt b'y the il.;nianeipation of
Misouri has at I:i'st made maul-
Pst the settleil policyof _the aihministra
ion. '
MrEdWar4l'Unite] States At:.'
, •
ga . mi
tarnCy G t
eneral, ets
) t as his opin
ion that itis• the duty itc United States
'Marsluils to execute the - Fugitive . •Slace
Law and return ritnaway4 . front Missouri.
Eds.:matt, ot. mid Air =
ma i tty years editor of tlM•We;tet ('doyen,
an uncondi ional ,kbpat bui journal, • has
been apoint ed Consul at ,Illistol,-Engrand.
lie - wmt the founder of the
_old '• lltitlitatin
party of this ':State. Ills reward • has
come at last. : . • •,
ißrPitt'sltrg, Sept. io.—.ln extensit y
: fire Oecurrett here at .4..!1;; o'clikek this morn
ring,•destroying prctperty to the' amount.
lantst; of which is • CIA l'red by
- I •
1 lot of the contrabMot _goods seized
was stored in one of the building 4 and
consumed, 'goods ,were insurel
for *1 0,000. 1 'hetire.b i:-.ttpri,sol to ltv'e
been the Work of an incendiary.
—Motto iii the Righi Place.—At one itf
the recent , balls at Saratoga,•n stray .See
essioness from the "sttlinySoutli7 mitigb
ed in the vohtpfuous waltz, wearing :t
• Secession flat; int. Ater' breast with the
. 4 Shall we not. protect smr - cotton ?
this ease the rebel s- right was mlntittud.
-devil Of manumission tbr t staves
of a ROA , have beeii signed .by , Major
General. Freinont , thus enforcing his procl
amation. - i
. ---"GallagluFr, - : the Tayinaster,•
..who is
now under arrest for "defaltatiiiii,"it is - now
ascertained Made a requisition the - clay .he
was arrested; and marked it "urgent.'Y
—One of the firm of Tiirbet k: Co., of <
Linn Creek, 4Missouri,;. had - reaclied. Jetfer
son city. - llc states-that only -:about *B
- worth of property, Was •taken from
their house the Rebels on the 3d or
September, and not (illO,OOO as:reporietl.
! —Both the IVar and Nay Depar
tments. are literally overrun with contract
ors and - ..would-bee ontractors i : and the
flotelsare crowded, more than di ring h
session of COngress..
—The National Republican itc assured
b): _a person !who appears to;ho conversant
with the. subject, that...gross (rands . have
been pi rpeti'ated upOn- the Government
by - certainlerse and Mule contractors in
Abe-vieinityl Of, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
Diselosures,ventilnting - these corruptions
it is understpod, will:be. made in the right_
quarter.. ! .
—Vigilan,t, public' agents :are stationed
!at every point wherepersons leavel'oren
' ter the . United States, going to:or coming
from - Canada, with fill& authority in the
Matter of passports.; „ • •
•=The Knoxville(Teunessee) Whig, of
the fith, Contains a
,card• flora Parson
Brownlow, Wherein he states substantially.
that he will not be a party: to any, Mad .
scheme of rebellion ; that all who do so
must starer. • ruin ;,and that lie yields his
extreme position thrOngh . necessity,. an4'
confesses dint be hatt not the courage to. ,
meet unarmed eleven:States armed
•• • . • •
• —Recruiting in Canada Tor - the. 1., 7 010th
army is meeting with violent opiosition,
Trotrt the . local . authorities. We do not
wonder st Recruiting in the United . -
States for the Crithenn war came iiear•
lending nsintO serious trouble. feel
certain that the government has Onthorii-
ed no suehi Movement, and 'Wilt , : discoun
tenance:any attempts•to recruit on Cattail-.
.114rThOSO P0 1 : 80 n001);a0 ieyeating
the cry of itlisumonitts . =l!ini:Araitors; are
'doing much•to : - .61.-th4-.*Ediellien in the
Smith, as •, the, te4eneiitt4o make the
who sylilPl44 nth,
W ent would
•.fikht for , thera . Ift/
that.tbelc 44f-halm opportunity-nittinitY:
It is thns eph4 oo NilMe.9 1 1r 3 g e
Il SioAchitii ri 40iptrateli,.
- .
‘ , v t t
heaver .is prepare to aappece
party orginizatiene ae&platfonas on the
alter 50'44' Olintry; doia‘• : a?t7, OeietVe the
seppert c e ottrite,Oitice ot„hoee%v