Raftsman's journal. (Clearfield, Pa.) 1854-1948, October 21, 1863, Image 1

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VOL. 10. WO. 8.
The Uaftssias's JornxAL is published on Wed
nesday at 5 per annum in advance. Advek
vkkuksts inserted at Sl.Otl per square, for three
or less insertions Twelve lines (or less) counting a
r.itiare. for every additional insertion cents
A deduction will be made to yearly advertisers.
Jres't Judge Hon. Samuel Linn, Uellefonte.
As'te.Judes Hob. J. It. Thompson, Curwensvillo
lion. James IjIooui, jorrcst
Sheriff. . . Edward Perks,
l'riithonotnry, 1. F. titzweiler, .
He. A Uec. . Isaiah (5. Larger .
Insirict Att'y, Ierael Test, . . .
Treasurer. . . Joseph Shaw, . .
Co. Surveyor, 11. 11. Wright,
Cuuiuiiis'n"rs, S. C. Thompson,
Jacob Kuntz, . .
Tho8. lioughorty, .
Auditors. . .. L". C Uownian, .
Chas Worrell, . .
II Woodward, ' .
I'omncr. ... J. AV. Potter . .
C'o.Supcrind't C. U. Sandford, .
. Glen Hope.
. Luthersburg.
(Jr. Hills.
, Clearfield.
. Pennfield.
Lecontes Mill
21 Monday in January, 3d Monday in June,
M " in March, 1 4th " in Sept'm'r.
Of each year, and continue, two week.i if necessary.
Tomnlav. Name of P.O. Name of P.M.
lieccuria, - - len Hope, - - AViu. S. Wright.
- - - t'tahville, - - - Theodore Weld
" Hegarty'sX Itoads Sjunuel Hcgarty
Bell, - - - Dower, - - W M'Craeken.
" - - - - Chest, .... Thos.A. M'lihce,
" - - - Cush, --- - J.W Campbell
.... Ostend. .... II. L. Henderson
Bloom, - Forrest. .... Jaiucs iilooin.
liogs. --. Clearfield Bridge, - Jag. Forrest.
Bradford, - Williams' Urove, - Jas. E. Watson.
Jirady, - - - Luthersburg, - H. 11. Moore.
' ... Troutville, - - Charles Sloppy.
- Jefferson Line. - John Hebcrlin.
Burnsidc, NewAVashington - James (iallaher.
- v. c. irvin.
- Jack Patchin.
Jacob Boico.
- U . Tozer, jr.
- XV m. McHarvey
- S. A. Farber.
- M. A. Frank
- P. A. Gaulin.
- J. F.W. Schnarr
- T. W. Fleming.
" ... Patchinville, -"
... t.twt Hidge,
Chest,- - - - Hurd, - - -
... McGarvcy, - -
" ... AVesiover, - -
Clearfield, - Clearfield. - -
Covington, Frenchvillc,
- - - Karthaua, - -
Curwensville Curwensvillo, -
Decatur, - Philipsburs, Centre county, Pa.
- - West Decatur, - - Sophie Kadebacb
.! . . O.-ceohi Mills, - T. Jr Boalich
Ferguson, - Marron, .... Edm. Williams.
J'ox, --- - llellen Post Office, Elk county, Pa.
uirard, - - - Leconte's Mills, - U. iHignot.
" - . - Bald Hills, - -Goshen,
- Shawsville, - -Graham,
- - (Jraharoton.-
Ouolich.- --Smith's Mills, -
.... Mauera, - -Jlujton,
- - Tyler. - -
" ... Pennfield, - -Jord.m,
- - Ansonrille, - -Karthaus.
- Salt Lick. -Knox,
... New Millport, -Morris.
- - - Kylertown, - -...
Morrisdale. - -Pcnn.
--- Lumber City.t -
' --- - Grampian Hills,
J'ike, Curwensville, -
.... Bloomingville, -I'nion,
-- Roekton, - - .
M'oodward. Jeffries, - - -
William Carr.
- A. B. Shaw.
- Thos. II. Forcee.
- A. a. Fox.
- Chas. J. Pusey.
- David Tyler.
- II . Woodward
- Eliza Chaso.
(5eo. Heckadorn
- M. 0. Stirk,
J as. Thompson.
- J. C Brenner.
- II W. Spencer.
- A. C. Moore.
- T. W. Fleming.
- Benj. F. bale.
- D. E. Brubaker,
- James Lockett.
$ This Post Office will do for Chest township.
'Will answer for Fergi.son township.
'"overnor. - - - A.G. Curtin, - Centre county
Sec y of Com. Eli Slifer. - - - . Union county
i p Secretary, S. B. Thomas, - -.Auditor
Gen. - Isatc Slenker, - - Union county
Purveyor Gen. - Jas. P. Barr. - - - Pittsburg.
Att orney Gen. - AV. 11. Meredith, Philadelphia
-'ljut.int (ien. - A V l.ussell. - -Mine
Treasurer, AV. 3. MHJrath, -Sup.
Cum. Sch's T. II Burrows. - - Lancaster co.
l'epnty Sup't, - S. P. xiates. - - - Crawford co
Mate Librarian, .ev. AV. DeAVitt, - Harrisburg.
Srri:KK CornT -i b'ef Justice. AY. If. Lowrie.
Associates. Geo W AVoodward, Jas Thompson,
wn. Strong. J. M. heed. Sessions. Philadelphia
In Monday of January. Harrisbnrg 4th .Monday
"f April. Sunbury 1st Monday of October, and in
1'itiiburg on the 3d Monday of October.
''resident. - - - Abraham Lincoln, Of Illinois.
A ice President, Hannibal Hamlin, Of Maine,
N.C. cf State. - AVm. II. Seward, - Now York.
'see of Treas'y S. P. Chase, - - - Ohio.
vtc.i,i War. - E. M. Stanton, - - Pennsylvania
Svc. of Navy (iideon AVelles. - - Connecticut.
'-ii.- ui interior l.uae L . Usher, - - Indiana.
.u.uuu. - . Jiontir. Jiiair. ... niarvianu.
AUjrneylJcn.- Edward Bates, - - Missouri,
Sitrkmk Cot nr Chief Justice. Roger B. Ta-J"fv-
of Maryland. Associate Justice) Samuel
.Se'ison id' New York, Robert C. Urier of Pennsyl
vania Ji.hu M. AVayne of Georgia. John Catron of
K-micssec. Nathan Clifford of Maine, Caleb B.
Nuiih of Indiana. Meets in Washington city oa
l"e 1st Monday of December
f""7AVliiIo walking through tho streets of
""v- Curwensville. my attention was drawn
t'i a va.-t crowd of people passing and repassing,
iWh and all with an immense load of iuerchan-'''-';
and there meeting an acquaintance, I made
lue inquiry -What does this moan." The nnswer
A "'lave you not been at tho cheap Store of J.
f"'nipsou," who has just come from tho Eat
"- w.e largest stock of goods ollorea
nimunity at lower figures than any othc
"i the countrv. -My advice to you is to
-c for yourself and then exclaim "Tho 1
"- w.e largest stock of goods ollorea to tne
iicr house
i call and
half was
"i win nie. '
rAXTEl. A man to dig and put out 3 to
" 4.(i00 bushels of coal. Highest cash price
'. be paid by III YIN BROTHERS,
tpt. 23, lsi;:i.-3tp. Burnaide Pa.
IOI K WANTED. A good sober, industri
' tu, journeyman, Cabinet maker, can findcon
"'ant employment, at good wages, by applying
JfrTt. 1ft. lfi3. Clearfield, Pa.
sior Wixn-MiLL. One of the best Afindwills
)r invented is now beingoffered to the citizens oi
'earfiulj county. The undersigned Agent is now
tnis p:ica for the purpose of offering a first
l'Uiill to the public lie only asks a fair trial,
luiure it successful introduction. Farmers
" especially invited to call and examine them
""re purchasing elsewhere. AV. HANCOCK,
with, 1803 Agent.
ousted to make immediate payment, a
a , 1Eo c'aims against the same will pres
"J authenticated fnr wttlomcnt
are re-
and those
ent them
uthenticated for settlement.
S1- 2. 1S63
AVr Administration on the estate of Geo. II.
i'en j f Lawrence tow'p, Clearfield county,
'dcc'd' having been granted to the under-
AVe meet upon the level and we part upon tho
AVhat words of precious meaning thoso words Ma
sonic are !
Come let us contemplate them they are worthy
of a tnousut
AVith the highest and the lowest and the rarest
they are fraught.
AVe meet upon the level, tho' from every station
The king from out his palace, and the poor man
from his home.
For tho one must Icavo his diadem outside the
Mason's door,
And tho other finds his true respect upon the
checkered floor.
AVe part upon the square, for the whole world
must have its due,
AVe mingle with its multitude, a cold, unfriendly
crew ;
But the influence of our gatherings in memory is
And we long upon tho level to renew the happy
There's a world where all are equal ; we are hur
rying toward it fast.
AVe shall meet upon the level there when the gates
ol death are past,
AATe shall stand before the Orient, and our Master
wilr be there
To try the blocks we offer Vith His own unerring
AVe shall meet upon tho level there, but never
thence depart:
There's a Mansion 'tis all ready for each trust
ing, faithful heart ;
There's a Mansion and a welcome, and a multi
tude is thero
AVho have met upon tho level and been tried up
on the square.
Let us meet upon the level, then, while laboring
patient here,
Let us meet and let us labor, tho' the labor bo se
vere ;
Already in the AVestern sky tho signs bid U3 pre
paro To gather up our working tools and be tried upon
the square.
Hands round, ye faithful Masons all, tho bright
fraternal chain ;
Ye part upon the square below to meet in heaven
nguin ;
Oh ! what words of precious meaning those words
Masonic are,
AVe meet upon the level and part upon the square !
I went to the ball. My hair was dressed
with moss-roses. The effect was very beauti
ful. That conceited Mrs. Marsh was there
all rouge all false entirely made up.
T t X l r . n .
i mei pretty Mrs. mossing mere, ane is a
fresh, beautiful creature, hut she flirted des
perately. Her husband, poor fellow ! ho is
jealous I fear not without cause.
An old major complimented me on my ap
pearance. It is so laughable to see an aged
dandy !. His rilled shirt and grey hairs his
finger rings and wrinkels his perlumed
nanfiKercUiel and shrunken form his white
waistcoat and pumps, ha ! ha ! And there's
l : . . . . t i - ....
ma oiiv.cr ; a love oi juvenility runs in
tho family, bne can't bo far from fifty yet,
shade of delicacy ! she wears her dresses low
in the neck, and her sleeves the breadth of a
new cent piece. She rouges and pads. Ev
ery tress on her head is paid for. Once or
twice my curls got caught in her artificial
Changing my slippers in the drawing-ioom
I overheard the following.
"It's abominable- George ! You 1 havo
danced with her three times, and followed her
like a shadow, while I've been alotiu most
all eveuing. Little flirtiusr wretch ! I hate
".Now, my dear, don't make a lool of your
"A fool of myself!" (spitefully,) "you
would have been glad to keep meat home
this evening, hugging tho heath-stone ! But
I'd have come if my head had split open just
to thwart you, cruel that you are. Oh ! go,
by all Tiieaus go, by all means : see, she is
looking for you."
Another case of jealousy, thought I.
"I'm so tired !" and little Cordelia llartly
smiled languidly as she spoke to me, aside,
while her brother was leading her from tho
drawing-room. "And, to crown all, Harry
keeps scolding me for coughiug. I'm shure I
can t help it I wish I could," she added
drowsily, sinking back on the luxurious cush
ions. "What made you come, Delia 1 You look
sick," 1 said gently.
"Oh ! I can't tell" smothering a yawn,
unless I get tired of the house. I've only
been there half a day, too .'" she continued,
with a smile and a spasmodic cough, "for I
was at Ellen Gray's party last night till three
this morning, and stayed with Ellen till two
this afternoon. Let me see; I've been to
one, two, three, why I've been to a ball or
party positively every night this week !" and
she sank back more languidly and closed ber
"Delia.Delia ! Oh ! here's the child Come,
darling," said her mother, panting as she hur
ried towards her, "that splendid fortune. Au
gustus Boynton, wants to be introduced to
you. I overheard him say to Harry you were
the most beautiful girl in the room. Come,
come do exert yourself a little. Somebody
else will secure him ; everybody is crazy af
ter him on ! come, darling he said you
were so beautiful !"
Delia'aeyes lighted up, sparkled for a mo
ment, then she grew suddenly languid again,
and coughed out, Oh ! mamma, I can't, in
deed I can't, I'ru so tired of dancing and
maybe I shall cough in his face; it comes so
"Pooh, pooh ! that cough is only a whim
of yours, child. Qh ! Pelia, you ar3 ruining
that lovely dress'" (heartless contrast) Come,
here's my vinaigrette. I declare you are so
obstinate ! Such a chance you may never
have !"
ner mother whispered something that seem
ed to restore her animation, so getting.mp and
smoothing her rich dress, she bent down
coughed with all the force she could muster,
and thrust her handkerchief in one corner of
the lounge. I happened, accidentally, to see it
afterward, and was shocked more than I can
tell at tho sight of a spot of fresh blood. That
poor victim !
Delia will never be married. Delia will fill
a spot in the church-yard before an other ,y ear.
'You will kill yourself," 1 whispered,
when I met her again her cheeks were un
earthly red ; I never saw her look more beau
tiful. I was startled at her reply in cilm, low
tones. .
"I mean to."
I caught her hands. "Delia, you are not
in earnest ?"
"You knew they had sent Willie off ? AVil
ho was a clerk of her father's.
"Yes, but you certainly would never have
married him."
"I would have died for him," she exclaim
ed, wildly," though in an undertone, and
clutching at my hand so that she left the finger-marks
in red spots. " I shall die for him.
They drag me round, night after night, and 1
cough and cough, and cough, night after
night. I know what ails me ," she continued,
in a reckless manner "I am just coughing
my way to the church-yard ; and I don't care
much what becomes of me, body or soul."
Poor child ! more to bo pitied than blamed.
They have crushed her heart sent away a no
ble young man whose only crime was poverty.
They think to secure her a splcnded match
they will wake up to their folly alas ! over tho
But not all mirthful, foolish, or sad, was
this pleasure. loving company. There was
fairy Mabel Summers betrothed to the man
of her choice, and the handsomestgentleman in
the room beautiful, distinguished, rich she
flashed on the sight a creature of joy and
beauty. .
There were Louisa and John Grant so
beautifully devoted to each other ! Better
that, though they drew tho attention of
many better that than the heartless indiff
eranco of somo married people I beheld.
Thero were present also, old grand-father
AVyuuo and his wife dear old souls ! to
look on and enjoy tho scene though they
would never have come but for the sake of
their little pale grandchild, Geraldine, who is
never allowed to go alone w ith her gallant to
parties of pleasure.
As for myself, I came home with a bad head
ache and almost as bad a heartache. Tho
lace of Delia Hartley is ever before me. I
wish I could but save her.
Give ni.w A Tuade. If education is the
great buckler and shield of liberty, well
developed industry is equally the buckler and
shield of individual independence. As an un
failing resource through life give your son,
equal with a good education, a good honest
trade. Better any trade than none, though there
is ample room for adoption of every inclina
tion in this respect. Learned profession and
speculative employments may fail a man; but
an honest handicraft tradt) seldom or never
il its possessor chooses to exercise it. Let him
feel, too, that honest labor crafts are honora
ble and, noble. The men of trades the real
creator of whatever i3 most csential to the
necessities and welfare of mankind, above all
others, in whatever repute they have been held
by their most fastidious fellows, must work at
the ore of human progress or all is lost. But
few brown handed trade workers think of this
or appreciate tho real power and position they
compass. Uivo your son a trade, no matter
what fortune he may have or seem likely to
Inherit .Give him a trade.rio can always battle
with temporal want with this, and can always
be independent.
Life's Happiest Period. Kingsley gives
his evidence on this disputed point. Ile-thus
declares :
"There is no pleasure that 1 have experi
enced like a child's midsummer holliday the
time, I mean, when two or three of us used to
go away up tho brook, and take our dinners
with us, come home at night tired, dirty, hap
py, scratched beyond recognition,with a greasy
nosegay, three little trout, and one shoe ; the
other having beeD used for a boat, till it had
gone down with all bands out of soundings.
How poor our Derby days,our Greenwich din
ners, our evening parties, where there are
plenty of nice girls, after that ! Depend upon
it, a man never experiences such pleasures or
grief after fourteen as he does before, unless,
in some cases, in his first love-making when
the sensation Is new to him." '
Man goes forth like the day, and straight
way arises the roar of busy toil, the sound of
human voices, and the rush and tumult of active
life the ministrations of woman are like those
of the quiet night, when the dews fall upon
the drooping leaves and flowers, and in holy
stillness the stars "come out to watch the tired,
slumbering earth. Chapman.
It has been ascertained that tho man who
hold on to tho last, was a shoe-maker .
There have been three periods when the Na
tionaldebt of the United States ran np to hig
figures. The first of these was in 1791, when
it amounted to about 71,000,000, and bore
the proportion of about 14 percent, to the ag
gregate taxable property of the country. Be
tween that period and the war of 1812-15 this
revolutionary debt was reduced to less than
Tn TUli: 1 .t- .1 i . . . . . .
wiv, numi me ueot oi me last mention
ed war was funded, the aggregate amount was
upwards of $127,000,000, which bore a pro
portion to the then aggregate taxable valua
tion of tho country of about 10 per cent
Both these debts were held principally by for
eigner, and consequently the paymentjjf in
terest was a perpetual drain upon tho coin of
tho country. At those periods wo had no
mines of gold from which to replenish the ex
Lausted channels of circulation, and but little
export trade to maintain a financial equilihri
uni with Europe. We had then hardly any
manufactures, but were dependent upon Eu
rope and India, and upon the good old family
spinning wheel, for all our clothing, and upon
foreigners for almost every article of comfort
luxury and convenience. Under such circcm
stances, and In such conditions of national in
austry ana commerce, a national debt due
mainly to foreigners, was a crushing burden
ana public sentiment sternly demanded its
liquidation, which work was begun by Mr
Monroe, and was completed during the second
term of Genera 1 Jackson's administration
The war with Mexico created another small
national debt ; but the amount was so trifling
compared with the national resources, that it
is not worth mentioning in this connection
Then, again, under the rascally financiering
that prevailed during Mr. Buhcanan's admin
istration, money was borrowed to replenish
the national coffers at the enormous rate of
12 per cent., and another little debt created
But as it was the policy of the democrats ho
had about him to bankrupt the treasury and
ruin the nation, it is hardly worth while to
mention his national debt in this connection.
We now come to the great debt, created by
the present war, and which is still increasing
Its aggregate is over twelve hundred millions ;
and before wo are through it may swell up
even to two thousand millions. But let us
speak of it as it is,not as it may be. At pres
cnt it bears a proportion of about 9 per cent
to the aggregate valuation of the property of
the loyal States, and consequently is about 17
per cent, less, relatively, than was the debt of
1816, aud not much more than half as oner
ous as was tho revolutionary debt of 1791.
But our present debt is altogether unlike
the former great debts of the nation. The na
tional bonds were then, as already intimated,
principally in the hands of foreign bankers,
while those of the present are held by our own
people; and thus tho semi-annual interest, in
stead of being carried in large masses of coin
to Europe, never to feturn,flow through thou
sands of channels among our own poople,caus-
ing, instead of a depleting and exhausting
urain, a wnoiesome and vivifying current of
sound circulation, stimulating every kind of
business, and aflording a basis for a safe and
abundant currency. Its weight, like that of
tho all-sui rounding atmosphere, is great, yet
unfelt imparting buoyancy, not causing de
pression. There aro many advantages arising from
this domestic debt. It binds thousands and
thousands of influential citizens to the Gov
ernment, and insures their fidelity to it, by
the strong bonds of private, individual inter
est, and secures all their influence and activi
ty in the maintenance of its integrity, power
and credit.
Another is, that it secures a perpetual pro
tection to the manufacturer; and rescues his
interest and capital from the vicissitudes to
which they have long been exposed from par
ty changes and the whims, caprices and ill
digested theories of politicians. If it would
maintain itself, the government is bound to
sustain the great industrial interests of the
Another benefit will be that men will be
more carefull in tho selection of the agents
into whose hands they commit the interests of
the nation; for they will feel that they have
more at stake than they ever had before.
AVhatever else wo may fear in these troub
lesomo times, we may dismiss all apprehen
sions on account of the national debt, so long
as that debt is held by our own people not by
our banKers and huge capitalists, but by our
own people, our workers, our voters. It is
our great anchor, and already we are feeling
its beneficent power, as the vessel of State
tosses on the surging billows. Pitts. Gazette.
How soon we Forget. A leaf is torn from
the tree by a rude gale, and borne away to
some desert spot to' perish. Who misses it
from amongst its fellows 1 Who is sad that it
has gone ? Thus it is with human life. There
are dear friends, perhaps, who are stricken
with grief when a loved one is taken ; and for
many days the grave is watered with tears of
anguish. But by and by the cbristal fountain
is drawn dry ; the last drop oozes out ; the
stern gates of forgetfulness fold back upon the
exhausted spring ; and Time, the blessed heal
er of sorrows,walks over the closed sepulchre
without waking a single echo by her footsteps.
At three o'clock Sunday morning.Oct.llth,
a lunatic named Robertson, a resident of
Brush Valley, Indiana county, escaped from
his room in Dixmont Hospital, by biting
through a portion of the window casing, by
which means ho was enabled to remove tho
sash. He had been in the habit of tearing bis
clothing from his person, and had to bo kept
almost nude. When he got the window sash
removed, it became necessary lor him to
clothe himself in some way before ho would
start home as that was his intention. A
large blanket was obtained, and with this sin-
glo article ho dressed himsell from top to toe.
AVith his-teeth and hands ho tore a hole in
the blanket, at one end, large enough to ad-
mit his head. Two holes were then made at
proper distances, through which he thrust his
arms. He then tore the blanket up the cen-
tre, and with each half covered his lees bv
binding tho blanket around them with strips
torn off for that purpose. Ills w hole body was
covered in this way even to his feet, over
which a portion of the blanket had been turn.
ed and tied. He had taken off his shirt, of
red flannel, of which he made a most comical
looking cap, or turban. It was kept in shape
by weeds, which he had inserted for that pur-
pose. In this wild and fantastic costume hoi
left the hospital, before daylight, and took
over the hills towards Allegheny. On the
way up, and after wandering about for sever
al hours, he got very hungry, and stopped at
a little log house for breakfast. He frighten
ed tho people almost to death, and they bar
red their doors against him. He then wont to
one of the windows, and in order to get rid of
him they handed out a large hunk of bread,
with which he made off. Towards the middle
of tho day ho reached Allegheny, and the sen
sation which he created may be better imag
ined than described. lie was soon after ta
ken in custody by officer McKain, and detain
ed In tho Mayor's office until the afternoon,
when he was conveyed to his old quarters at
Dixmont. Whilo in tho office he related his
adventures in a very rational and connected
manner, and was very much amused at tho
trepidation exhibited by the people to whom
he applied for breakfast. He showed no vi-
ciousness whatever, and although willing to
go back he declared he would not remain
there, as there was nothing at alPthe matter
with him. Pittsburg Gazette.
Tho Hartford Post perpetrates the following,
with an introduction thus :
The following history of tho celebrated edi-
fice erected by J. Davis, Esq., Is authentic, duct is too loathsome for the touch of an hon
It was.written for the purpose of giving infant I est man. And yet We want tho record to stand,
politicians a clear, concise, and truthful de
scription of the habitations and tho fortunes
and misfortunes aud doings of the inmates
I. Tho Southern Confederacy. This is the
house that Jeff built.
ll. ihe Ethiopian. This is the maltthat
lay in the house that Jeff built.
in- -mo j uuergrounu jtauroaa. mis is
if T n-1. - it i i i . . ... . .
tho rat that eat the malt that lay in the house
that Jell built
IV. Tho Fugitive Slave Law. This is tho
cat that killed the rat that eat the malt that
lay in the house that Jeff built.
V. The Personal Liberty Bill. This is the
dog that worried the cat that killed tho rat that
eat tho malt that lay in the house that Jeff
VI. Chief Justico Tanny. This is the cow
with crumpled horn that tossed the dog that
worried the cat that killed tho rat that eat tho
malt that lay in the house that Jeff built.
VII. James Buchanan. This is the maiden
all forlorn thatnilked tho cow with crumpled
horn that tossod the dog that worried the cat
that killed the rat that eat the malt that lay in
the house that Jeff built.
VIII. C. Cesh. This is tho man all tatter
ed and torn that married the maiden all for
lorn that milked the cow with crumnled horn
hat tossed the dog that worried the cat that
killed the rat that eat the malt that lay in the
house that Jeff built. I
IX. Plunder. This is the priest all shaven
and shorn that married tho man all tattered
and torn to the maiden all forlorn that milked
tho cow with crumpled horn that tossed the
og that worried the cat that killed the rat
that cat tho malt that lay in the house that
Jeff built. I
Humah Toil. The sentence of toll and the
promise of glory had issued from the same
throne. Even our troubles here may make
the material of enjoyments above the circum
scription of the earth. All are agents in the
restorative mercy of Great Disposer ; all, turn
into discipline. The obstacles to knowledge,
of the heart, the thousand roughnesses of the
common path of man, are converted into mus
cular force of the mind
We are but sowing
in the winter ot our nature the seed which
shall flourish in immortality. Dr. Ctoly.
An Irishman once said to another. "And
yo havo taken tho teetotal pledge, have ye J"
lndade I have, and am not ashamed of it,
aither." ,
"And did not Paul tell Timothy to take a I
Iittlo wine for his stomach's sake ?"
"So he did, but my name is not Timothy,
and there Is nothing tbo matter with my stomach."
I From the Harrisburg Telegraph, Oct. 15,1S53.
I " If ever any one man had a sincere friend and
I patron in another, Major General Georgo B.
I McClellan had such a friend and patron in An-
"few G. Curtin. From tho hour that McClel-
I Ian was placed at the head of the Army of tho
- ! Potomac, to the moment when liis utter inca-
pacity to handle such vast bodies of men with
anv practical effect became apparent, Andrew
Curtin stood by George B. McClellan as a
I brother stands by a brother; as a father sup-
Iorts ail(i defends a child. Gov. Cartln left
no opportunity pass, to bolster, uphold and
maintain the character of McClellan. He de-
fendt;d him in tho face of tho protests of his
own Mends. He sustained him while his rep-
utation was toppling and falling to the ground,
ana even wnen McClellan went into retire-
Inent the voico of Andrew G. Curtiu followed
,linl there, to cheer and sustain him in his fall.
How has George B. McClellan repaid this
generosity 1 How has tho man whom his
friends claimed was among tho greatest of
living soldiers, treated his best friend, tho
man who is to-day among tho most popular of
American statesmen 1 AVe will answer. Whilo
Andrew G Curtin was grappling with the cne-
I mic8 of the country while he was meeting
tuo PeoP'o of Pennsylvania, frankly discuss-
inS tl,e great issues involved in the political
contest forGovernor while this glorious man
was being assailed with slander, traduced and
maligned, George B. McClellan stood aloof,
never deigning to como to tho rescue of his
faithful friend, either with a voice to cheer or
a word to defend. But wo could have over
looked this silent indifference, and attribute
it to the lack of feeling which is peculiar to
cold-hearted and over-ambitions men, had Mc
Clellan maintained his reticence throughout
the campaign and until after the election.
This, however, he did not do. In obedience
to the dictation of such men as lieverdy John
son, of Maryland, a bitter sympathizer with
treason, and Fitz John Porter, a convicted
traitor, George B. McClellan allowed his name
to be appended to a letter written by Johnson,
intended to deceivo tho honest men of Penn
sylvania, and thus defeat and disgraco Andrew
G. Curtin. That letter was held back until
tue evo of tho election. Then it was sprung
uI'on the pcoplo as tho rebellion was precipi-
tated when the treacherous men engaged In
tbe P,ot imagined It could not be counteract
ed, and when it would accomplish the most
I mischief. This is the ingratitude ot Georgo
B. McClellan. This is the style in which ho
I repays those who defend him. We have no
I comments to offer upon tho subject. Tho con-
if only to show how low the influence of mod
ern Democracy can debase i man. Before
McClellan gave himself up to tho uses of a
band of New York politicians, ho had somo
manhood in him. Yet under the manipula
tions of tho bad men of the Democratic party,
the quality of manhood has been entirely
worked out of McClellan. But, wo are will
ing to let him alone with his friends.
Tue Celestial State. Old Rickets was a
man of labor, and had little or co time to de
vote to speculation as to the future. Ho was
withal, rather uncouth in the use of language.
One day,while engaged in stopping'np bog
DoIea about his place he was approached by a
colporteur, and piescnted with a tract.
"What's this all about?" demanded Rickets.
"That, sir,is a book describing tho celestial
state," was the reply.
"Celestial State," said Rickets, "wbero
the deuce is that ?"
"My worthy friend, I fear that you havo
"Well nevermind," interrupted Rickets,
"I don't want to hear about any better Stato
than old Pennsylvania. I intend to livo and
die right hero if I can only keep them darned
nogs out.
A Great Cchiosity. On Saturday last, as
one of tho masons at the West Harrisburg
Market House was dressing ono of the stone
of which tho building was constructed, upon
chipping off a block,ho found a large petrified
rattlesnake in the insid(e. The snake is iu
a wonderful state of preservation. The scales
are perfect. The backbone is clearly defined,
and it is one of the most interesting speci-
mens of petrification probably ever discover
ed. The gentlemanly superintendent of tho
work, Mr. Charles Swartz, Esq., has posses
sion of the reptile at present. Harrisburg
Telegraph, Oct. Zlh.
A stranger in a printing office asked tho
youngest apprentice what his rule of punctua
tion was. "I set up as long as I can hold my
breath, then I put in a comma; when I gapo
I insert a semicolon ; and when I want a chaw
of tobacco, I make a paragraph."
A student, in the course of examination,
was asked, "Pray, Mr. C, how would you dis
cover a fool T" "By tho questions ho would
ask," said Mr. E.
Gen. Logan says that "there wero hun
dreds of rebels who had never seen an Amer-
ican flag until they saw it carried victorious!
into Vicksburg.
There is a man who is such a tremendous
hater of monarchy, that ho will not even wear
a crown in his bat.