The Ebensburg Alleghanian. (Ebensburg, Pa.) 1865-1871, February 01, 1866, Image 1
i UL J I J '" ' i'- - --- a i V " -In "i " " l in' ir mmiiM m , i iWiiii'"i''i "1,7 y-jj j,' '-'SJin'"-'" - i- II'lf.g'fc-Jlf"-'1' 'JJy!W'L-Jllu'-11"' " 't "-4 W" Lw'n.. -. .1. . u KniiirERTEcm Proprietor. VOLUME 1 1ST 0 I US JK K M.J Post Oft--tij Springs, l oai Masters, jiairia Steven L. Evans, Carroll. Hpnrv Nutter. Chest. A. G. Crooks, Taylor. J. Houston, Washint'u. John Thompson, Ebensburg. C.Jeffries, White. J. M. Christy, Gallitzin. Wm Tiley, Jr., Waaht'n. I. E. Chandler, Johnst'wn. M. Adlesberger, Loretto. A. Durbin, Munster. Andrew J Ferral, Susq'han. L-Vit-'t-- ,a Timber, ;:etto, luster, iitiville, ., Augustine, cf0Ti Wharton, uiearneia U iau George Berkey, B. M'Colgan, George B. Wike, Wm. M'Connell, J. K. Shryock, Richland. Washt'n. Crovle. Washt'n. S'merhill. Jp Level, -man, amerhill, aniit, Imorc, CIIHttllES. MIXISTEUS. ic. i School at i o'clock, A. jl. rr.yerme.i .,verv Thnrs.lay evening at G o clock. , l'reacliins every alternate Baooatn f ,t "oj o'clock. Saobath School .t o k M rrayer meeting everjWednes- iVeveai " VS the 6rst treek in rlimonuu MrmfiAN Ellis. .ftw everv Sabbath evening School a. ir o'clock, V Piaver meeting every r nuj 7 V.iK-k. sWcty every Tuesday evening Jw-Hev. W. LLOvn.rastor. rreach-"m-rv Sabo.itL morning at 10 o'clock. ..rlc.r UaptisLs-Kzx. David Evans, .;vireacling cverv Sabbath evening at S.il.biith School at at I o'clock, P. M. 'Mic Rev. R. C. Christy, rasior.--every Sabbath morning at 10.V o clock .'capers in 4 o'clock in the evening. 33AILS. MAILS ARRIVE. 1 r -r t' lilv 'It 8.50 O'ClOCK, -. -M. "em ' at o tiuin. MAILS CLOSE. . . . r,rn .biilv. at 8 O ClOCK," I . M I ' 8 o'clock, P. M. :r,Thc mails from Newman's Mills, Car .;o,vn, &c, arrive on Monday, Wednesday i Friday of each w eek, at 3 o'clock, 1 . A. ,.nv. VAipushurrr ot Tuesdays, Thursdays i I I Saturdays, at i) o'clock, A. M. RAILROAD SCIICOVI-E CRESSON STATION eKnR. Express leaves at 0.13 A f.55 A 10.33 P 9.03 P, 7.48 A. 4.3? P M. M. M. M. M. . M ' Phila. Lxpiesd " Fast Line Mail Train " l'itts. a Erie Ml k Altoona Accom. Phila. Express it it 8.31 P. M. Fatt Line L'ay Ksnress (Jim innnti Ex. V?.il Train AiLOona Accom. 2.21 A. U.43 A 1.11 P. 5. J I P. J. 30 A. M. , M. M. M. M. 1 county ornccRS. litfjfi o Courts President Hon. Geo. dor, JIuntingdon; Associates, George W. Ii-'.ey, Henry C. Devine. Pru'i-inojry Geo. C. K. ahni. KnitUr (nrl Jt'tw r'i'er James GrifTin. iuatf James Mver. IS Dutrict Attorney. John F. li.traes. '.ountif Cuwmmionfr.-JOUQ uampoeu, tu ird Glass. E. R. Dunncgan. Ari Commissioner! William II. Sech- hi it Qgl Trmurtr Isaac Wike. '-'t to Treasurer John Lloyd. W !lr,fe Director George M'CulIough. ;vre l rrir. Joseph Dailey. Poor House Treasurer George C. K. Zahm. Auditors Fran. P. Tierney, Jno. A. Ken edy, F.ipanu4 Urallier. ,11 th Ccuiti Surveyor. Henry Scanlan. Coroner. AViUiam Flatterv. 0E Mercantile Appraiser John Cox. a; Sup't. o Common Schools J. F. Condon. I'RCXSWVHG liOU. OFFICERS. nc: 0'i .ft- Justices of the Peace H&rrison Kinkead, AT LAtttjE. 'miin.. I it--. aiutiu j . it aiers. Burgess C. T. Roberta. School Directors Philip S. Noon, Abel iyd. David J. Jones, Hugh Jones, Wm. M. es. K. Jones, Jr. fmyh Treasurer Geo. W. Oatman. r0; EAST WARD. i'Xn Council R. irnirlmo Vi-nn niffith ."uiii3 i eai. 3 r- J- tvana, m. D. Davis. Mai. Jobn aoi'son. hi"f?ori Richard R. Tibbott, Robert D. f or Election Daniel O. Evans. unrj. A. Moore. - WEST WARD. -WuThos. J.Williaxns. , Council Isaac Crawford, James P. .r, Wm. Kittell, H. Kinkead, George W. r'c"' Robert Evans, Jno. E. Scanlan. ."W "f Election. John D. Thomas. or. Capt. Murray. ' SOCIETIES, &C. J; -V Summit Lodre No. 312 A. Y. M. m Masonic Hall, Ebensburg, on the Tuesday of each month, at CJ o'clock, ! 0. 0. Hichland Lod?e No. 428 I. O. 3 ro &a tit .at tl B t of .eets in Odd Fellows' Hall, Ebensburg, I "'J Wednesday eveuine. Highland Division No. 84 Sons of I., prance neet3 in Temnerance Hall. Eb- kl'every Saturday evening. OF SUBSCRIPTION "THE A LLEC1 II AN I A N ." $2.00 IN ADVANCE, , OR -.00 if N0T pAII) 1N ADVANCE. TO EBENSBURGv PA.5 THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 1, 1866. Bob Fletclier, tlio Plowman. I once knew a plowman, Bob Fletcher his 'name, Who was old, and was ugly, and so was I113 dame ; Yet they lived quite contented, and free lrom all strife, Bob Fletcher, the plowman, and Judy, his wife. As the morn streaked the east, and the night fled away, They would rise up for labor, refreshed, for the day ; And -the 6ong of the lark, as it rose on the gale, Found Bob at the plow and his wife at the pail. And a neat little cottage in front of a grove, Where in youth they first gave their young hearts up to love, Was the solace of age, and to them doubly dear, As it called up tho past with a smile or a tear. Each tree had its thought, and tho vow could impart That mingled in youth tho warm wish of the heart ; The thorn was still there, and the blossom-it bore, And the song from, its top seemed the same as before. I have passed by his' door when the evening was gray, And the hill and the landscape were fading away, And I have 1. card' from the cottage, with grateful surprise, The voice of thanksgiving, like incense, arise. And I thought on the proud, who would look down with scorn On the neat little cottage, the grove, and the thorn, And felt that the riches and tinsela of life Were dross to contentment with Bob and his wife. Pennsylvania's Heroic Dead Where tiiey are Iluriecl in the' South- Condition of the Cem eteries. Tho following reports of Col?. Gregg and Chaiuberlin, agents ou behalf ot Pcnu.-ylvania to inquire into the condi tion of the cemeteries in the South con taining the remains of Union goMiers who fell victims to rebel neglect and cruelty during the war, will possess peculiar in terest to .not a few ol our readers : Tr.ANSPoaTAXiox and Telegrapi Dept., HARRisBciiu, January 16, Sir: That the great anxiety to know the condition of tho graves and graveyards of those who fell victims to cruel neglect and starvation during the late war, in the prison places of the South, might be sat isfied with personal observation aud in spection and that advisory auswers as to tho feasibility of the removal of bodies from these places, might be returned to uuiortunate friends aud kinsmen, for as ristance of the State under the Volunteer lielit-1 Associations 1 proceeded by your direction to Washington on the 18th ult., en route to the principal points where these burving grounds are located, in the Military Department of the Atlantic, ac cessible by railroad. To the end that time and expense might be saved in the accomplishment of this object, it was thought advisable that Col, Chambcrlin should proceed ou a similar mission irom. Nashville to Andersonville, Ga., and intermediate points the railroad communication being'more perfect and the distance to be traveled less than beyond the most Southern point in the East I snould be required to visit I therefore communicated to Col. Chamberlin by let ter the instruction under which I acted, and desired him to proceed at his earliest convenience in fulfilment ot his part of the object. An informal order from the headquar ters of the armies of the United States secured me the courteous attention and assistance of all local military officers in furtherance of my mission. On the outskirts of Eichmond, I found the grouuds allotted to the burial of Union soldiers in Oakwood and Holly wood Cem eteries, and tho enclosure containing the graves of those who languished and died under the. rigors of prison treatment on Belle Isle, surrounded by plain, substan tial fences. The burials in ilollywood Cemetery are those deceased since the rebel evacuation of the city. The graves here are of sufficient depth, and "well marked with plainly lettered head-boards. At Oakwood and on Belle Isle moulder the bodies of those who died during the dark' days when the Confederate flag flaunted treason, and when brave and pa triotic men, imprisoned in unwholesome prison-houses aud ou this bleak isle, sick ened and died. Here the furrowed ground alone marks the great mortality that depleted our ar mies, .there being but few marks by which to identify or distinguish particular inter ment?. A catalogue of the names, com panies and regiments of the heroes buried in and around Richmond, compiled and published by the U. S. Christian Commis I WOULD RATHER Bg RIGHT THAN PRESIDENT. -Henry Clat sion, is iuvaluable for the information it gives the bereaved friends of these. An inspection of the prison graveyards at Danville, Va., discovered tome that some care, although unusual, had been taken in the burial and marking for future identification the graves of those who died here. Plain headboards exhibit the names, companies and regiments, painted in legi ble characters, 'of those who gave up their lives prior to November, 1864. The graves of those buried subsequent to that date are at regular intervals, and in the order in which they are numbered iu the undertaker's register. A complete record of all buried here is given in the, publica tion of the U. S. C. C. before referred to. I am of the opinion that the identification and removal q bodies from this point is practicable. A ravine divides this inclo sure, cm the opposite sides of which rest 1 in the awful stillness of death Union and Confederate dead. From Danville T proceeded to Salis bury, N. C. Here thousands of the Union armies found their graves, where gaunt death seems to have gorged itself with the lives of our ill-fated soldiery. Secresy envelopes the numbers of this great mortality, and bier after bier of crowded corpses, under shalloiw coverings of earth, alone give idea of the frightful ravages of disease and starvation. The dead bodies . are laid side by side in trenches about seven feet in width, and extending the length of the enclosure; trench following trench fill up almost the entire area of less than two acres. Tho enclosing fence, the broken surface of the ground, together with the simple inscrip tions of death on thirteen board tablets warn the visitor that he is on ground re plcto with the reco'lectnns of brutality and suffering, that sicken and appal. The drainage of the hill side ou which this burying ground is situated, must soon ex pose the bones of those buried, unless steps are boou taken for its permanent im provement. My observations here convince me. of the utter impossibility of finding and dis interring particular remains, unless the identification was through some unnatural formation of the body, or some unusual care in its burial. 'Learning that railroad communication was interrupted south of this point, and that I could only reach Columbus, S. C, by a very circuitous route, or long travel by stage, I determined to return, believ ing that I ehould find other prison places iu the same condition as those visited, and that this'report would be satisfactory as to the feasibility of the removal of bodies from prison graveyards in the far South. I visited several other points, where Foldier3 of Union armies have found their last resting places, in the course of my tour through this ccmntry. At" Petersburg, City Point and vicini ties, hospital graveyards are neatly and substantially enclosed, and graves, as far as they could be identified, appropriately marked. OCicers of the Quartermaster General's Department have been engaged iu the es tablishment of Government Cemeteries on many ot the historic bat'le-fields of the late war. Under General Orders Nos. 33 and 58, from this Department, records of those who died in defence of the Ameri can Uuion, interred in the National Cem eteries at Washington, and those slain on the battle-fields of the Wilderness and Spottsylvania Court House, have been published. Efforts to the same end are in progress, under the direction of the Chief Quarter master in the Military Division of Tennes see. I presume similar records will be published of these operations. I have the "honor to call your attention to tho re port of Col. Chamberlin, accompanying this. He pronounces as inexpedient ef forts for the recovery of bodies from An dersonville, and dissuades all persons frcm such efforts, by reason of the great uncer tainty in obtaining particular bodies, and the difficulties iu the transmission of these to Pennsylvania. I have held this opin ion based on the report made by Lieut. Colonel J. Moore, Assistant Quartermas ter, September 20, 1865, and have uni formly advised those applying to tlm De partment, of the extreme doubtfulness of efforts for the recovery "of bodies from this place being successful. That greater facilities might be afford ed, I have arranged with the President of the Baltimore Steam Packet Company to transport, on the orders of the State of Pennsylvania, at two cents per circular mile, persons traveling for and in at tendance on the corpse of deceased sol diers. Negotiations are now pending with some of the railroad companies to still further reduce the -personal expense of those thus traveling. To subserve economy in ex penditure of the appropriation to this De partment, I have endeavored to save ex pense by requiring one person to bring home more than one body, when applica tions were made, from the same locality. I know of.no other 'plan so satisfactory as that of granting transportation to the relatives or their agent, when transporta tion is .applied for, in the removal of bodies of deceased soldiers of Pennsylva nia regiments. The innumerable places where bodies are buried, and the almost numberless routes and roads to be travel ed in reaching these, preclude the possi bility of accomplishing this object through established agencies. While we honor and provide for those who have survived the casualties of war, it is well that we do not forget those who gave up their lives willing sacrifices for the preservation of the American Union, and the perpetuity of its liberal blessings and whether by bringing home their bodies or in efforts looking to the perma nent improvement of the burying places in whLGtrThey rest, show our grateful ap preciation of the sacred obligations that rest upon us. V Respectfully your ob't servant, II. II. GREGG, Chief of Transportation and Tel. Dep't. His Excellency Andrew G. Curtin, Governor of Pennsylvania. Pennsylvania Military Agency, Na snviLLE, Tens., Jan. 11, 1866. Col. II. II. Gregtj, Chief Transportation and Telegraph Departments, Harrisburg, Penn'a : Colonel In accordance wiih instruc tions contained iu your communication of December 16th, 1865, to proceed to An dersonville, Ga., and other points within this Department, for the purpose of ex amining into and reporting upon the prac ticability of removing the remains of our soldiers interred in the National Cemete ries at these points, I beg leave to submit the following statement: I left Xashviile on the 28th ult., and proceeded to Chattanooga. Several thou sand Union soldiers are buried at this point, and, among the rest, a large num ber of Pennsylvania soldiers. The ltev. Thomas B. Van Home, Chaplain U. S. V., is Superintendent of the Military Cemetery at this point, and has a complete register of all soldiers there buried. I expect him to furnish me with a list of the Pennsylvmians within a few days, and will forwardthe same to you. Leav ing Cha'ttanooga, I proceeded by. the way of Home, Ga., to Atlanta. There are a large number of soldiers buried at various points along the Chattanooga aud Atlanta railroad, at Rome, Dalton, llcsaca, Kene saw, etc., but as it would have required a great deal of time to have obtained a list of Pennsylvanians, I did not attempt it. There is a largo National Cemetery at Atlanta, or rather near the city, but as the weather was very inclement, and I was suffering from a severe cold, I did Qot visit it. From Atlanta I went directly to Andersonville, over the Macon and West ern and tho Southwestern Georgia rail roads, la regard to the practicability of obtaining the remains of our buried sol diers throughout this Department, I am satisfied from "personal observation that the remains can be obtained in tho Ceme teries here, at Nashville, at Chattanooga, at Murfrtcsboro, in most cases, and gene rally wherever the interments have been made by our own men, and under the di rection of our own military authorities, as space has, in nearly every iustu,nce, been given, sufficient to distiuguish each sepa rate grave. At Andersonville, however, the manner of interment was such as to render the recognition of a corpse exceed ingly difficult, if not impossible, in a large proportion of cases. During a part of the summer of 1S64 and the early part of au tumn of the same year, the burials aver aged about seventy-five per day. Trenches about six feet in depth were dug, and in these the remains of our soldiers were deposited, often upon their sides, and po close together that the head-boards which mark the. graves and which are but ten incites in width, leave no intervening spaces between each other for more than one hundred graves together. After the first few hundred burials, the rebel authorities ceased to furnish coffins of any description, and the compact sys tem of burial which I have described wa3 resorted to. Decomposition has taken place so rapidly in theso cases that noth ing now remains of the corpses but the bones and hair, and the color of the lat ter is about the only means left of identi fying them, unless the comparative 6ize, or some peculiarity in the teeth may assist to that end. Upon the whole, I can only say that while the removal of these re mains cannot be considered as entirely impracticable, stiii the effort must neces earily be attended with so much difficulty and uncertainty as to render such a course on' the part of the friends of the deceased at least inadvisable. There are other uf ficulties necessarily attendant, upon the removal of these remains, to which it may not be inappropriate to refer. Coffins to contain ihem must be procured iu the North, or at Nashville, Atlanta or Macon, or some one of the intermediate cities, and the cost of transportation to Anderson ville, under the present legislative provi sions of the State, must devolve upon the friends or relatives of the deceased, as well as the original cost of the same; and this, together with the fact that the liue of travel over which persons are obliged to go, necessitates a large number of changes from one railroad to another, all of which occasion more or less delay, trouble and annoyance, not to mention ex pense, must be taken into consideration by those having such an object in view. The bridges have been swept away by freshets on the line of the road between Chattanooga and Atlanta, viz : those over the Oostanaula and Chattahoocbie rivers, and it is doubtful whether they will be rebuilt sufficiently to allow the passage of trains before the" first of Mart' l"had an interview with Col. Baugh, Superin tendent of the Chattanooga and Atlanta railroad, for the purpose of obtaining transportation at reduced rates, if possi ble, for the purpose specified; but he was about to resign his-position as Superinten dent, and refused to make any arrange ments. The Superintendent of the Ma con and Southwestern railroad was not at home, and consequently I could effect no arrangement with that road ; and in view of these facts I made no further attempts with the officers of other roads. In conclusion I would say that in a conference I had with Mr. II. B. Welton. Superintendent of the National Cfimotpru at Andersonville, I elicited the following i xucis, viz: inac tne remains ct the sol diers there buried, consisting of the bones and hair alone, could be enclosed in a small box made of pine boards, not over two feet in lengthy and of a sufficient depth to contain the skull, and theu ship ped to almost any point in the Northern States, by express, tor a sum not exceed ing twenty-five dollars; including the cost of boxing and interment, and that it he were retained in his position as Superin tendent he would cheerfully undertake to forward remains if they could be distin guished. A description of the hair, teeth and size of the person interred, together with the name, company and regiment to which he belonged, and, if possible, the date of his death and number of his grave, would give him every facility for rtcogni zing the remains that the person going after him would possess, and would be at tended with comparatively trifling ex pense; and this mode I consider the only feasible one to be pursued on the part of the friends and relatives of the deceased. I will endeavor to obtain a list of the Pennsylvania soIJiers buried at this aud other points south of Nashville, and for ward the same to the Governor at as early a date as possible I have tho honor to be, most respect fully, 'your obedient servant, Jas. Chamberlin, Lt. Col. and PtmCa. Mil. Aft. Remarkable Escapes ol Emf nenl JtIen. Two brothers were on one occasion walking together, when a violent storm with thunder and lightning came on. One was struck dead, the other was spar ed else would the name of the. great re former, Martin .Luther, have been un known to mankind. John Wesley, when a child, was only just preserved from death by fire. The moment alter he was rescued, the roof of the house he had been iu fell in. Of Philip Henry, a similar instance is re corded. The holy St. Augustine, having to preach at a distant town, took with him a guide, who by some unaccountable means mistook the road, and fell into a by-path. He afterwards discovered that his ene mies, having heard of his movements, had planted themselves in the proper road with the design of murdering him. Doddridge, wheu born', was so weakly an infant he was believed to be dead. A nurse standing by faucied the saw some signs of vitality. Thus the feeble spark of life was saved from extinguishment, and an eminent author and consistent Chris tian was preserved ta the world. When Oliver Cromwell was au intant, a monkey snatched him from his cradle, leaped with him through a garret window, and ran along the loads of the house. The utmost alarm was excited among the in mates, and various were the devices used to rescue the child from the guardianship of his newly found protector. All were unavailing; his would-bc rescuers had lost cousage, aud were in despair of ever see ing the baby alive again, when e mon key quietly retraced its steps aDd deposit ed its burden safely on the bed. On a subsequent occasiou the waters had well nigh quenched hi insatiable ambition'. He fell into a deep pond, from drowning in which a clergyman named Johnson was the sole instrument of his rescue. At the siege of Leicei-ter, young sol dier, about sevenf--'" years of age, was drawn out for stntry duty. One ot his comrades was very anxious to take his p.'acc. No objection was made and this man went. He was shot dead while on guard. The young mau first drawn after ward became the author of the " Pilgrim's Progress." Mmy years have now elapsed since three subalterns "might have been seen struggling in the water off St. Helena; one of them, peculiarly helpless, was fast succumbing. lie was saved to live as Arthur Wellesley, Duke of Wellington. Lord Clive, while a young man holding a subordinate position iu (he Ea.-t India Compauy's service, was only saved from filling a suicide's grave by Jthe fact that his pistol, which he snapped twice at his head, refused to go off. Lie afterward snapped it out through the window, when it went off without any difficulty, lie exclaimed, "1 must be reserved for some thing great I" and from that moment gave up all idea of suicide. Bacon, the sculptor, when a boy five years old, fell into a soap-boiler's pit, and was only rescued vih tho utmost difficulty. T S R Jl S : 1 I' E ASS I'M. I i2.00 IX ADVASCE. NUMBER 16. Educational Department. Prepared for The Allejhanian. Compulsory Attendance. Our last article closed by suggesting the fituess of depriving of the elective privi'ego, for a time at least, such parents and guardians as through negligence, avarice, or aversion to knowledge, withhold from the youth under their care a stated yearly amount of schooling. -It is iu continuation of that subject we now speak. That all the people of a State can attain to proficiency in learning, cr even in the common rudiments, is a proposition that need not be combated, its simple statement bein sufficient to prove its impossibility. None the less useful is it, however, for a person iu his earlier years to have himself under good training, and become at least sufficiently acquainted with the practical use of his own tongue as to gather the correct meaning of plain Saxon speech, spoken or written. A little knowledge is in itself a little thing ; and the store of it in the mind of one whose chief concern is to secure food aud raiment for himself and those who lean on him aud are part of him, is a very small thing; but tben again, the vaster comprehension and more extended information of even the most learned of earth is not a very largo thing, b-ing only a '-few pebbles picked up from the sea shore," while the great ocean ot kuowledge lies undiscovered beyond. Yet a little knowledge may be a very, very great thing, may be the key o unlock tho djor of things infinite. But it is not tho amount of knowledge that "is all that is to be looked at. Net only is the plain, com mon, every-day man,- with a practical knowledge of the ue of words, more capa ble of understanding what he reads or hears, aud of forming a correct judgment thereon, but he is more capable of putting himself down to steady, sober thought. The information a farmer's boy has ob tained nt the district school may in great part forsake him; he may loigct "the double rule of three," or tho rules of gov ernment in grammar, or that tha Dniester flows into the Black Sea all these may leave his head when he gets black-eyed Susan into his heart, and especially when he gets her to preside in his home, and that home has a junior black-eyed Susan, and black-eyed Susans bro'her and sister, or perhaps two or three of each, for theu the plough must be faithfully followed, and the seed well sown, and every corner watched, or there will be scarcity in tho larder and on the table, iu the wardrobe and on the hick, but rfce power of think ing, the strength coming from the disci pline cf youth, will be there still. There1 will he a pride in the school-house "where I went to school when I was a boy." There will be many a chapter from tho Good Book read, or a prayer; many ji piece of information ga'hcrcd that will liavo its influence for good manifested on election-day. What right has any man, cither moral or any other, through avarice, neglect, or stoue-blind prejudice, cr by any preteuce, to deprive his child of what the child when grown to manhood will himself deem essential to his usefulness and self enjoymeut, and what the State does deem: essential to both 'i Lf the State is right iu deeming univer sal educatiou essential to good citizenship and the peace and welfare of society, and in taxing all for the support of its educa tional system, why let the wickedly care less, the avaricious, or the obstinately perverse spit on the judgment of the State and cause the public treasure to be throwu away '( Is a man so careless of his own offspring or so anxious to wring from their young lives the utmost farthing as to inflict oh thtiu an injury and shame that at best cannot cease sooner than death, fit to be trusted with the guardianship of public affairs ? hailing in his duty over thoso who should be to him scarcely less than life itself, what punishment carries with it such natural Unices as that of depriving him of a voice in the affairs of the com monwealth to which he has shown him self an actual if not deliberate enemy' Is this measure ff.sisiblo '! We answer that the teacher should bo a sworu officer. Then, let him b required to send to eacl parent or guardian by each of hi pupils at the close of each week, a statement ot the child's attendance. Then, at the end of a session, provide a certificate f tho actual attendance and the percentage. Let each district keep" a list of tho school children in it, and make it the duty of the assessor to 'take the requisite ccmus and make out the li.-t. Place such as have school children u.:uer their charge, yet can show no Mich eenifieate, on a level with thoso whose taxes remaiu unpaid for two or throe yearj. Make the certified or swofi statement uf a regular physician necessary to justify dttcutiuu from school. Cannot Vote. The Depa-rtment of Common Schools of l'ennsylvauia has de cided that School Directors elected next spring will not be entitled to vote at tho coming election for County Superinten dent, which takes place the first Monday in May, 1866. The terms of School Di rectors commence on tho first Monday 11 Juue, and thertfore only thosft now in office cau vote.