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MST OF I'OST OFFICES.
W OJkcs. Post .Haulers. Districts.
iin's Crt'ik. Josenh (Jraham. Ymlef
1 Station, Joseph Mardis, Macklkk.
invllt-i-.v.i, Ucnjauim Wirtncr, Carroll.
I ;!,.- Spring?, Danl. Litzinger, Chest.
I. 1.1. T rn n - . - . .
John J. Troxell. "Washint'n.
n il- iuiv. -U. V. il Cacrue. Ktionsl.nrK-
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I Li.a Timber, Isaac Thompson, "White,
fi t i t ' i . J.M.Christ',-. Gallitzin.
Ck-a (' iiiacll, Joseph (Jill, Chest.
i .!! i.-k, hi. .M dough, Hasht'n.
uustown, II- A. Bojrs, Johust'wn.
r,t.. Win. (fWinn. Loretto.
) iK-ral Point, V.. W'issinger, Conem'yh.
i uisti-r, A. Durhin, Minister.
rilling, Francis Clement, ConemVli.
; itt-viJie, Andrew J. Ferra! susi'han.
.! am!, t. . iowman, White.
Aau-titie, Jou-ph Mover, Clearfield.
LjvoI, Gcoi -i Conrad, Richland,
liiiaii. I. M Co! rail Wa.-ht'n.
:m;i riii'.l, "Win. Murray, Croyle.
uutuit, .-liss ..i. .ill.spie Washt n.
'ihuore, Andrew Ucek, S'muierhiil.
ci:rnc;i!:s, sbsxesters, c.
'.".'"''' Ittv. D. ll.vaui.sox, Pastor.
.I'-ii'i.' (.".cry SnbSath inoraiiig at to.',
''. an-l in the evening at 2 o'clock. Sah
iiS jlu dat I o'clock, i. M. I'raycr ucct
iery Thursday evening at G o'clock.
; ):, ,:: E-nxc'ttitl Church Rev. J. Shane,
. i. h.r in charge. Rev J. M. Smith, As
m:i'.. l'roaching every Saiibalh, altei'iiatciy
l-'l o'cloi-k in the morning, or 7 in the
c;:iMr. JS.ihh.lth School at 'J o'clock, A. M.
f.-r meeting every Thursday evening at 7
Il'-'ci Independent Rev. Ll. R. Powell,
-"or. Preaching evirry Sabbath morning at
' uYIock, mid in the evening at 0 o'clock.
. ;:.ih School at 1 o'clock, P. M. Vrf- er
v'lng on the first Monday evening of each
m'a; and on every Tuesday, ThursJay
! Friday evening, excepting the first week
r, .;..,( .! thodinf Rev. Jo sis Williams,
-t r. Preaching every Sabbath evening at
m I 0 o'clock. Sabbath School at 10 o'clock,
.'!. Prayer meeting every Friday evening
7 (Kick. Society every Tuesday cveniiir
7 ..VI k.
l yr:,,.' Ukv.Wm.Li.oyi, TV.stor Prcach
r cw- 'v Sabbath morning at 10 o'clock.
I'ur'ir i!,ir ,') Usv. David Jenkins,
. '..r. Preaching every S a'obath evening at
ill. ';,. Sabbath School at 1 o'clock, P. M.
i :, ,. M. J. Mitcuell, Pastor.
r v i , (.-very Sabbath morning at 10A o'clock
1 Vespers at 4. o'clock in the evening.
E.stora, dailv, at 12 5 o'clock, A. M.
Vetera, at 1 2 V " A. M.
rn. dailv, at C o'clock, A. M.
rh-ru, at Cl " A. M.
J?2.-The Mails from P.utler,Indiana,.Stror.gs-
tk x.i. ,t'., arrive on Tuesday and Friday of
'a week, at 5 o'clock, 1. M.
Loave Khenshurg on Mondays and Thurs-
at 7 o'clock, A. M.
t-;JT!ie Mails from N'cwman'3 Mills, Car-
tl 'low!!. tve.. arrive on Monday and in-lay of
ii week, at 3 o'clock, P. M.
Leave Ki.enshurg on Tuesdays and Satur-
ys. at 7 o'clock, A. M.
Po t O.Tice open on Sundays from 9
I'J o'clock, A. M.
-t Exi.ress Train, leaves at 0.45 A. M
Mail Train, "
-'. F.xjirr-!3 Train, "
Mail Train, "
Fast Line, 44
8.1 a P. M.
8.24 P. M.
10.00 A. M.
6.30 A. M.
J '. f of lUe C'oin t-. Pre.-i-l-'iit, Hon. Geo.
.Vr, II iinti ngdoTi ; Associates, George W.
1.-,.'. Uichard Jones, .Jr.
i'i i''i'jno'ir. Josep'.i M'Doiiald.
Ci to J'ruthoHoturtf. Robert A. M'Coy.
h-j-Ji-r and Jcor-hr. Michael Hassoli.
i'-'j H'jistcr and Iliconhr. John Scau-
S.r;j. Robert P. Linton.
J''uiy SlxriJ". (lei.rge C. K. Zahm.
1' At'orn-y. Phiiip S. Noon.
'-' ... Cuminixnioners. John Hearer, Abel
y'i, David T. Storm.
('.' ri t'i C'jin.iititmiimi'rx. George C. K. Zahm.
L'j-uifd to Coiniiii.isioiier.1. John S. Rhey.
Ti.'nurrr. George J. Rodgers.
l'-r jiiie JfWctor. William Palmer,
ivid O'ihirro. Michael M'Guirc.
l'-r JIuaxe Treasurer. George C. K. Zahm.
!',, r ll,nx. St. ir.ird. James J. Kaylor.
rennlilf A;i;raixcr. Thomas M'Connell.
A i !,;r.r. llccs J. Lloyd, Daniel Cobaugh.
(.'.miif Surveyor. Henry Seaulan.
' 'n,ni r. Peter Dougherty.
v''(" riniiH 'l-itl of Common Schools. S. C.
n::xsEiFsi nnn. osticeks.
Jutirc of the J'euce. David II. Roberts,
I'lrjent. John D. Hughes.
"n Conned. Andrew Lewis, Joshua D.
'rish, David Lewis, Richard Jones, Jr., M.
eli to Council. James C. Noon. .
Jl'ieowjk Treasurer. George Gurley.
H'".yi M.uter. Davis k Lloyd.
Srhovl Director. M. C. M'Caguc, A. A.
iV-r, Thorna? M. Jones, Reeac S. Lloyd,
'ward (Hass, William Davis.
Jnasurer of School Board. Evan Morgan.
ContinUe. George Gurley.
Collector. George Gurley.
Aeor. UK-hard T. Davis.
Ju'h of Election. -David J. Jones.
EBENSBURG, PA., THURSDAY, JANUARY 5, 1800.
TO THE PATUOXS OK "THE ALLEGUANIAN."
'Tis Winter I and the hollow blast,.
In fitful murmurs eddying past;
The biting frost, that covers o'er
Each mountain stream wilh crystal floor ;
The mountain heights, whose rugged forms,
Arc whitened by December storms ;
The earth, unseasonably dressed,
With robe of a hite upon her breast ;
In language truthful, though severe,
Proclaim that sullen Winter's here.
And let it come ! Why should we dread
To see his snowy mantle spread,
O'er hill and dale; why should we fear
His biting fronts, his storms severe ;
What though our highland hills are bleak,
What tho' the surly storm-king speak
In threat'ning tones around each head,
In mau.-Ioii grand, or lowly shed ;
What though the hiubaadman must ply
The lash, to conquer snow-drifts high,
Where pant'ng horses bravely strive
To consummate th unwelcome drive ;
What though it send the starving poor,
To beg a crust at plenty's door :
Vet still it is a time of joy,
To me, your faithful "Caueier Boy.'
For boys like me, together meet,
In snow-ball battles on the street;
Or swift, without a hand to guide,
Adowu the steep descent to glide ;
Or, feet secured on skates, to take
The circuit of the frozen lake;
Rut these are only childhood's joys,
The winter sports of Mountain bovs.
But hoik! how rich the chorus swells,
From myriads of jingling bells;
And see ! a lot of belles and beaux,
In Sunday-go-to-meeting clothes ;
Each lad a la ie by his dde,
Determined on a country vide.
And crack! away, away, they go,
Like daik specks o'er a sea of snow.
While these for noisy pleasures roam,
Let's contemplate a happy home :
Behold ! before the cheerful fire,
With book in hand, the household sire,
Some useful lesson to impart,
And stamp upon the youthful heart ;
lib partner, in her easy chair,
Sits, wreathed in smiles for he is there ;
More blest are they than earthly king,
For round their knees their children cling,
And climb that father's knee! what bliss!
Aud press his cheek with infant kicS.
But whither have my verses sped?
'Tis not the living, but the dead,
That here demands my feeble verse ;
For, lyirg cn his snowy hearse,
The year of Fifty-nine is laid,
Aud Sixty rcigneth in his stead.
Peace to thy ashes, Fifty-nine !
Yet many a dismal scene was thine.
Behold relentless war revealed,
On Europe's bloody b:tlle-fiel-l.
Here thousands ten3 of thousands fell
The triumph of a prince to sw ell !
Oh, God! must such things ever le,
To drench the soil vouchsafed by thee,
With purple floods, by tyrants shed,
To crown a monarch's guilty head !
But not for horrors need we roam,
Enough, and moth to up:. re, at home.
And Harper's Ferry has become
A classic ground in time to cuius.
Not Black the agitating cause,
Of outrages aud broken laws :
A madman that wa3 only Brown,
Sat down one night and took the town!
The Old Dominion, in amaze,
Ten regiments at once did raise ;
And, to inspire proper awe,
At once established martial law !
Brown was convicted then was tried,
Aud like a hero-madman, died. ,
Thus ends the Harper's Ferry "raid"
A madman makes a State afraid ; '
A line its history will tell
"Governed both IFwtly and too well."
But in thy grave, O, Fifty-nine,
A great man's death preceded thhie.
I WOULD RATHER BE RIGHT
Ibvixu thy cherished classic name,
Thy country's gratitude shall claim;
And on thy loved and honored bier,
The muse of IILlory drop a tear ;
Serene as his own "Sunny Side,"
Peaceful ! the patriot lived and died.
But Fifty-nine is gone to rest,
And may the turf upon its breast
Lie light; nor shall it e'er be said,
That I spoke harshly of the dead !
A happy New-Year, friends, good cheer !
May joy be yours this new-born year !
May blessings flow to one and all,
Till next I make my annual call.
May God. (shall be your carrier's prayer.)
Ora CofXTKY make His special care ;
And spite of envying crowns, or fates,
Preserve the Union of tub States!
May Pennsylvania proudly stand,
The Keystone of our native land;
Conservative, and nobly stcong,
Protecting right repelling wrong.
May '-Littl!? C.vMnm.v" ever prove
As brave in war, as true in love :
For nowhere under Heaven's air
Are boys more brave, or girls more fair.
And Eiu'.x.sui-iio, my o. n abode,
God give her peace ; and her Railroad,
And may the "Collins' line'' be run
From end to end ere Sixty-one.
And yen, ye chaste and lovely fair,
Shall be the objects of my care ;
Possessed of every grace and charm,
(Palsied the arm would do you harm,)
Ye have the power, whoever woo,
To itiii the heart, and leejj it, too!
God bless you all 1 your angel smiles
Your Carrier's weariest hour beguiles.
But, patrons all, r kind adieu,
I've faithfully remembered you ;
And thus, each week, from door to door,
I'll furnish intellectual store:
Shall I depart before mine eyes
Have seer, your sltining oin.lities?
Oh, no; tho' constant, it is strange,
I always have been fond of chunyc.
A little change is all I ask,
To recompense me for my task !
Thank you ! with gratitude I part
From those who cheer the '-Carrier's'' heart.
The Cauuier Uor.
Ebexsburo, January 1, 18G0.
Touching Glasses in Drinking.
A vrritor in the Historical Magazine for
November thus attempts to cxj lain the
origin of the habit of touching glasses in
One branch of my ancestry was Scotch,
and devoted adherents, of Charles Stuart.
While a boy, my father possessed a heavy
cut-thvust, basket-hihed sword, which one
of tlie-llichardson family, my father's ma
ternal ancestor, had used at Culloden.
From this trr.dition decended to the fami
ly a -5 to touching glasses.
V. hen, after the f-tilure of the expedi
tion of the so called Pretender, Prince
Charles, in 1015, that Prince crossed to
France, his supporters were beset with
spies on every hand; it frequently hap
pened that they were placed in situations
when thy could not, with safety, refuse
to respond to the common toast, ''The
health of the King." It was understood
between the faithful, that when "the
King" was drunk, it was the "King o'er
the water j" and to express this, symbol
ically, one glass was passed over another.
This, iu time, was modified to tho silent
touching of glasses. In the lower part of
South Carolina and Virginia, generally
.settled with cavaliers, tli e habit has pre
vailed and spread wherever their descen
dants have gone to tho South and 'est.
It is the habit of men to-day, indrinkiug,
to touch glasses invariably, but I have
never known the custom explained by any
one else. You may rely upon this being
its true exposition.
A drunken man entered a Sunday
school when tho superintendent was ques
tioning the scholars, and quietly watched
the proceedings. At first t he teacher paid
no attention to the intruder. But present
ly, being disturbed by frequent repetition
Jf "hic-eou-jh," in which cabalistic ex
pression the stranger frequently indulged,
the good parson demanded in a severe
tone : "Sir, do you know where you are ?"
"Yes, sir," was the prompt answer, "I'm
in a state of pin and depravity. Ask me
another (hie) hard question !"
Hight is said to wrong no oner.
THAN PRESIDENT. Husky Clay.
A GOOD YARN.
TJie fi.eJl-3$;sialecl Fiddles-
OR, HEADING OFF THE MUSIC.
"Insure me a brass-band, and I'll in
sure your election," was the musical reply
of a 'wire-worker' to a question from an
aspiring political candidate as to the prop
er means to secure his election. And so
widely, during all elections, is music called
into oratory, that this answer serves as a
good endorsement to the poet's note, that
"Music hath charms to soothe the savage,"
and attractions to "go to the polls and
The forty-horse power of music on elec
tions being thus settled by common con
sent, it leads us to believe that "too much
credit cannot be awarded" (style of expres
sion sanctioned by usage) to the Kontuck
ian who faced his political opponent's
music as follows :
Both were candidates for the otliee of
Governor of Kentucky, and 'stumped' the
State together quite harmoniously until
they reached one of the counties iu the
"hill country." Here it was necessary
to make a decided demonstration, aud ac
cordingly the two candidates fairly spread
themselves to catch all the votes possible
scaring up the American eagle, and cal
ling down the shade ol "Washington ;
pitching out profuse promises, and pitch
ing into each other's party politics, in a
manner decidedly refreshing to the hear
ers. On the Ih'st day's canvass, victory
hung suspended by the tail-feathers over
the rival forces, but the second day foil
slap into the lap of the shortest and stout
est candidate, leaving his long and lean
opponent "no kind of a show." Iu vain
the long man pumped up the waters of
eloquence, and poured out a full stream
there was nobody to drink. But round
the short mau elbowed and crowded a mass
of thirsty voters, drinking in his tones
with delight. Why this attraction ? Had
he a barrel of old Bourbon ? 2o ; he had
a fiddle 1 Getting the start of the long
man, he had addressed the vtt.-rs iu a
short Fpeech, and then, for the first time,
bringing out a fiddle, retired a short dis
tance from the speaker's stand, in order
to let his opponent reply playing, how
ever, such lively airs that he soon drew
the entire assemblage away, and left the
other side of the question unattended to,
For three da-s in succession, short man
and the fiddle carried the day, in three
successive mass meetings, in as many
towns in the "hill country," and long man's
chances for a single vote in those parts
grew remarkably slim. In vain a long
consultation was held by the latter with
his political friends.
"(Jet the start of him at the next meet
ing, and speak first," advised one.-
"liaise a fiddle, and play them choones,"
"Yell him down," shouted a third.
The long man followed the advice of
his first counsellor, aud got the start in
voice, but the noise of the fiddle run him
neck and neck ; he would have listened to
his second monitor and raised a fiddle,
only he knew he couldn't scrape a note ;
and as for his third adviser, he told him
that 'yelling down' the short man was
Affairs grew desperate with long mau,
when, on the third meeting, he saw, as
usual, the entire crowd of voters sweeping
off after short man and his fiddle, leaviug
only one hearer, and he a lame one, who
was just about to hobble off after the
"Can it be possible that freemen, citi
zens of this great and glorious country,
neglecting the vital interests of their land,
will run like wild men after cat-gut strings ?
Can it be possible, I say ?"
And the lame man, to whom long man
was eloquently discoursing, auswered, as
he too cleared out :
"Well, it can, old boss !"
Despair encamped in the long man's
face, as he watched the short man at a
distance, playing away for dear life aud
the gubernatorial chair on that 'blasted'
old fiddle ; but suddenly a ray of hope
beamed over his rueful visage, then anoth
er ray, till it shene like the sun at midday.
"Got him now, sure!" fairly shouted
the long mau, as he threw up his arms,
jumped from the stand, and started for the
tavern, where he at once called a meeting
of his political friends, consisting of the
landlord and one other, then and there
unfolding a plan which was to drive his
rival 'no whore in no time.'
The fourth meetiug wa3 held. Short
man addressed the crowd with warmth,
cloqueuce and brevity, vacating the stand
for his adversary, and striking up a lively
air on the violin, in order to quash his
proceedings ; but though, as usual, he
carried the audieneraway, he noticed that
they were as critical a numerous. Ono,
bi- six-footer, in homespun, waluut-dycd
clothes, with wild-looking eyes, and a coon
skin cap, eyed every movement of the fiddle-bow
with intense disgust, finding ut
terance at last in
"Why don't you fiddle with that other
hand o' youm V
"T'other hand!" shouted a chorus of
voices. "Fire up with that 'tother hau l:"
Faster and faster played the short man,
but louder and louder shouted the crowd,
"t'other hand, t'other hand !"
'Gentlemen, I assure you-
"o more honey, old boss we ain't
bars !" shouted the man with the coou
"T'other hand, t'other hand!" yelled
the crowd, while even from the distant
stand where the long man was holding
forth 'to next nobody,' seemed to come a
faint echo, "t'other hand, t'other hand !"
Short man began to be elbowed, crowd
ed, pushed; in vain he tried to draw the
bow ; at one time his bow arm was sent up
to the bridge, at another, down went the
lidiile, until lie shouted out
"Gentlemen, what can I do but assure
you that "
"T'other hand '." roared coon-skin, shoul
dering his way face up to the short man.
"We've heard about you! You fiddle
down thar in that d d Bluegrass county,
'mong rich folks, with your "right baud,
and then when you get up in the hills,
'mong pore folk.;, left-handed fiddliu's
good euuf for them ; you've cussedly mis
sed it ! LeQ-haud doiu's won't run up
l-.y ar ; tote out your right, stranger, or look
out for squalls !"
The short man looked out for squalls,
threw down the fidJle aud the bow, oh !
oh ! jumped on his horse, and put a
straight horse-tail between him aud Lis en
raged 'fellow citizens.'
"It's a fact," said the long man, "my
opponent being left-handed" rather told
against him in the 'hill country," aud
whoever circulated the story up there that
he alway s fiddled with his right hand down
in the Bluegrass country headed of his
music for that campaign."
Young John Brown Hung. A curi
ous affair took. place in Quincy on the day
of the execution of John Brown, iu Vir
ginia, which came near having a tragical
termination. There is a boy. aged about
fourteen years, named John Brown, resi
ding in the town where John Quiucy Ad
ams lived and died, and several boys in
the neighborhood concluded that he ought
to be tried for treason. They accordingly
put him through the regular forms of a
trial. He was arraigned in due form, was
allowed counsel, (junior,) aud after a pa
tient investigation of the cause, he was ad
judged guilty, and sentenced to be huug.
The boys placed the young John Brown
upon a barrel, under a tree, fastened a
slip noose around his body, enclosing his
arms, and fastened the rope to a limb of
the tree. They then kicked the barrel
from uuder him, and young John Brown
was nearly launched into eternity, for the
rope slipped up aud caught the young gen
tleman around the throat. He was now in
a perilous situation, as his thoughtless
companions were frightened by the blood
that flew from his nostrils in a stream, and
ran away from the scene as fast as possi
ble. Fortunately for young Brown, a wo
man in a house near by7 ran out with a big
carving knife and cut him down. Young
John was game to the last, but he has con
cluded not to participate in a mock trial
arain. Boston lLrahl.
How the Nfav Statks wkre Pi:o
ri.i:r. Emigration from the old to the
new States began much earlier than the
passage of the first law in 1S18, giving
pensions to the revolutionary soldiers, but
in order to show its effects upon that por
tion of our population, we give some sta
tistics of those who permanently changed
their doniicils after theyr were pensioned
to other States : From Virginia, 40 re
moved to Ohio, 1- to Kentucky, 10 to
District of Columbia, 2 to Maryland, 5 to
North Carolina, 7 to Missouri, 8 to Indi
ana, '1 to Illinois, 13 to Tertuessee, o to
Pennsylvania, 2 to New York, and 1 each
to Michigan, Iowa, Georgia and Mississ
ippi. Iu the six New I'r.gland States, of
those who removed out of New Ihigland,
4-iO went to New York, SI to Ohio,' G to
Indiana, 5 to Illinois, 17 to Pennsylvania,
9 to Michigan, 2 to Wiscon.-.in, 1 to Vir
ginia, and ti to New Jersey. These from
the State cf Maine went generally to Ohio,
and the number from Connecticut that re
moved ' to New York was much larger
than from Massachusetts.
JC3" At a late celebration, the following
dry toast was given, (the author of which
got buttered when he went home :) "The
press the pulpit the petticoat, the
three ruling powers of the day The first
spreads knowledge, the second spreads
morals, and the last spreads considerably
Hope for Poor ISoys.
Our country presents peculiar advanta
ges to all for the attainment to influence
and distinction ; but an eternal condition
is imposed upon those who wish to avail
themselves of the opportunities so profuse
ly offered. It is a law, too, which demands
the most faithful observance, or its viola
tion will shatter all the dreams and high
anticipations of youth. In examining tho
history of our great men, we find that se
vere labor was necessary to their success.
It is an element which characterizes the
Anglo-Saxon race, aud to which that har
dy people, amid obstacles of untold mag
nitude, owe entirely their superiority.
The volatile Spaniard, attracted by the
love of gold, flung the Castilian banner to
the breeze on the palaces of the Montezu
mas. His career was one of triumph, and
enriched with the most magnificent treas
ures ; yet to-day, Mexico, though one of
the most fertile spots upon the "lobe, is a
j sad picture of degradation and anarchy.
1 Greece '-'the land of the cypress and the
myrtle" the home of the poctf, the phi
losophers, the statesmen, and the heroes,
has sadly degenerated. Italy is the vic
tim of superstition, ignorance and imbe
cility. It can be easily deduced what is tho
cause of the success of the Anglo-Saxons,
and the decay of the other nations. While
one encountered the fierce inclemencies of
the North, and defended themselves from
the vindictive warfare of the savage, the
other luxuriated on the spontaneous pro
ductions -of the earth. As no labor was
required, effeminacy was the result, and
their present condition bears undeniable
evidence to the effect consequent upon a
violation of nature's law.
National prosperity, intelligence and
growth are the offspring of labor. Inac
tivity is the cause of obscurity and decay
Poverty is allied to genius, and is the nat
ural stimulus to action. The men who
have left behind them imperishable names
have generally risen from poorand humble
parentage. Homer, the poet, sanghisver
ses about the streets for his daily bread.
Flatus turned a mill. Linnoeus, founder
of a science, was apprenticed to a shoe-maker.
Ben. Jonson worked some time as a
brick-layer. The father of Haydn, the
ureat musical composer, was a wheelwright.
John Hunter, one of the greatest automists
that ever lived, made chairs and tables in
his youth. Claude Lorraine, whose pain
tings are to be found in the most valuable
libraries of Burope, was foimerly a pastry
cook. Our own great philosopher, Ben
Franklin, the printer-boyjQas the son of
a chandler. Henry Clay, the "mill-boy
of the Slashes," arose to the highest pin
nacle of fame as an orator aud statesman.
John Jacob Astor and Stephen Girard,
two of the greatest capitalists that were ev
er known commenced with nothing. Mil-'
lard Fillmore worked as a wool carder.
Horace Greeley was raised in a log hut in
Vermont. Daniel Webster slept in a cra
dle made out of a pine log with an axe
and auger, and Lewis Cass was rocked in
a eeeond-haud sugar trough.
What illustrious examples for poor boys
to imitate ! Diligence, industry, and per
severance, are all the essential requisites
necessary to reach the same position.
Hope ou, boys, aud hope always. Easlon
Educational. At a certain collcgo'
for boys, out west, kepi by various benev
olent gentlemen, who entertain a frater
nity of religious relation, there was one
youngster who failed one night to get his
Greek lessor. which consisted iu learn
ing the alphabet He was kept after
school, and reprimanded, and dismissed
with the injunction to have the alphabet
committed at his next appearance.
He started up street after his compan
ions, and as he went along he recited :
"Alpha, Beta, Delta, Gamma Alpha,
Beta, Gamma, Daudt !"'
At this point he overtook an old woman
who listened to the somewhat vindictive
recitation of. the boy, and then with fire
in her eye she started for the College, and
inqired for the Professor.
"Ah, yer rivcrence ! apurty seto' blag
gards yer byes is, to insult a lone ould
widdy, wid not a sow! betune me an want
but tho pig an' a few praties ! Faith au
indade an it's no cridit to ye the likes o
.him dirty gossoons I"
"Weilj but good woman, what do yon
mean, and who has insulted you?"
"Wasn't it wau o' yer byes, bad cess to
him ! Wasn't I comin' aloug, an he fob
bed me, an' didn't the blaggard holly to
the other byes : "Alfred, beat her ! pelter,
The finale is itot given, but it may pos
sibly be imagined.
3He that cannot forgive others,
breiks the bridge over which he must