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3. S. GERETT,
Petition for License
: TO the Honorable the Judge's of the Court of
:Common Pleas of Huntingdon county at April
'Term 1855. Your petitioner George Randolph
'laving rented that well known tavern•: - t.and in
:the village ofSaulsburg, Ertrree township, situ
rate on, the great leading road from Lewistown
to Petersburg, now occupied by . John G. Stew.
art. Tim petition of Georg , .. Randolph respect
fully represents that he is well provided with
- house room and conveniences for the 10-iging
and accommodation of strangers and travellers,
lie therefore prays your Tionprs to grant. him'
'ilflicenSe for keeping a public in or tart_Tit t,nd
,19 will ever pray., '
mh 6'55.r cnonet IZANDOLPIL
'We the undersigned subscribers, citizens of
tarree township, in which the a hove !net - alone('
or tavern is prayed fur to be licensed, do eel.-
'kify that George Randolph, the ahoy,: applicant,
is of good repute fot• honesty and tinuperance
and is well provided with Lease room and con
-Venicnces for the lodging and accommod,,tion
a strangers and travellers, and that said inn or
tavern is necessary to accommodate the public
and entertain strangers and travellers.
Samuel Coen,'Thomas Stewart, Jas. Car
mont, John Houck, John Harper, Reuben
Duff, John Corven,- Joseph Forreste, John G.
.Stewart, Richard Brindle, James 'Fleming,
R. J. Massey, John Peightal, Peter Living
Petition for License.
TO the Honorable the Judges of the Court of
Quarter Sessions of the Peace for the county of
.-! -21untingdon : the petition of John Montgomery
respectfully shewcth that he has purchased the
well known stand known as the Jackstown Ho
tel, and is desirous of continuing to keep a pub
lic house therein, he therefore prays your Ho
nors to grant him a license to keep a public
house at the. place aforesaid for the ensuing year
and he will ever pray, &c.
We- the subscibers, citizens of
. .Brady town
ship in the county of Huntingdon, recommend
the above petitioner and do certify that the inn
or tavern above mentioned is necessary to ac-
Vnrnmodate the public and entertain strangers
Ina travellers, and the petitioner above named
is of good repute for honesty and temperance,
and is well provided with house room and con.
-veniences for the lodging and accommodation
of strangers and travellers.
Andrew Wise, John Vandevander, Adam
Warfel, Philip Holier, Samuel Sharer, Fr-an
d§ Holler, Daniel Gray, James Simpson, J.
K. HampsOn, James M'Donald, John M'-
Diinalcl, James A. Simpson; Samuel.G. Simp
sdn, Richard Meredith, Jesse Yocum.
Feb. 6 , 1855.
Petition for License
'l' 7 Q - the Hon. the Judges ofthe Court of Quar.
Arz. 'essions- of the Peace for the county of Hun
tingdon: The petition of_ Ezekiel Sr- Nathan
White, respectfully showed] : That your peti
tioners occupy a commodious house, situate in
the town of Coahnont, in the township of Tod,
which is well calculated for a public house of
entertainment, and from its neighborhood and
situation is suitable as well as necessary for'
the - accommodation of the _public, and the en
tertainment of strangers and travellers. That
they are• well provided with stabling for horses,
and all- epriveniences necessary for the:vnter
tainment of strangers and travellers; they there
,:.e, respectfully pray the Court to greet them
a license to. keep an- inn or public -house of en
tertainment there : and your petitioners will
ever.pray &c..; _ _ _
Coalmont, February .28, A. D. 1855.
We, the undersigned, citizens of the town
ship or Tod aforesaid, being personally acquain.
tcd with!Ezehiel & Nathan White, the above
n tined petitioners, and also having a knowledge
o , ' the house for which thelieense is prayed do
h ;reby certify that such house is necessary to
la :eCirtmodate the public, and entertain .stran
lers and travellers; that they are Persons of
cod repute for honesty and tempe.-a,-ce, and
that they 'are well provided with house room and.
conveniences for. the lodging and accommoda.
tion of strangers and travellers. We therefore
beg leave to recommend them for a license,
agreeably with, their petition. .
Andrew Donelson, Samuel G. Miller, James
s: Reed,,David Flack, Jaines P. Reed, JOseph
Barnet, Jesse Cook, Thomas CoOk, George Hor
ton, William Carr, John W. 'Whitt, Enoch Shore,
Levi Evans, Samuel B. Donelson.
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Educational Depar Wien t,
BY It. 11VDIVITT.
Read by Miss NARCISSA BENl:incl. ' before the
Hunt ine:don Countl, Teachers'.Thst
tute, Dec. 22d, 1854.
I teach, thou teachest, he teaches.
We teach, you teach, they teach.
So says the the conjugation of the verb to
teach ; and it is but the reiteration of the
truth, that lessons of profit ac taught every
where and iii every thing. If it were not so,
why has God placed us here amid so many
things too great for our comprehension. We
are but the poor tools in His hand to be wield
ed as he pleases, and as long as it is in our
power to further His commands and desires,
should it not be our greatest aim in life to do
so ourselves, and teach others the same?
They teach. The planetary system teaches
the almighty power and wisdom of God.
Who but a spirit infinite and eternal, could
place in the - heavens such beautiful lights to
guide the weary traveller as he treads the un
beaten paths of the desert ?- The wind and
storm teach us that we must not always ex
pect the. soft and gentle zephyr's to soothe our
wayward spirits, but must sometimes feel the
chilling blast, if it be only to teach the pow
er of, endurance. And deservinc , all our pity
is the man who when assailed by the wind
and storm, cannot stand bravely up and let
it pass over him, as it does over the mighty
oak, having him as firm as before. If we
are fortunes favorites, the good opinion of
the world is ours. Our power can only be
known when we encounter, resist, and en
dure the storms of adversity. It is enough
to ennoble a person to see the rnighly forest
tree bend and creak, but in the end raise its.
head as lofty and proudly as before, saying, "I
have been well tried, I have passed through
the stern ordeal unbroken." The balmy
zephyr teaches. It appears to say, be not
discouraged ; soothing indeed is its cooling
freshness after its day of toil, to feel as it
were the hand of God gently passed across
the brow, saying, "well done good and faith
ful sen;nt." It appears to breathe in our
spirit the word onward, onward, and still on,
cease not till life ceases, and then sink into
the arms: of your Saviour, knowing your time
was well spent, that you lived not for your
own good alone, but for the good of those
The swirly oak and tiny harebell teach the
lesson they were intended to ; they show ma
jesty and dependence. The oak appears to
say, let the thunder roar and the lightning
flash, I challenge them to do .the worst, and
see how the brave will bear. The tiny hare
-bell hides behind a plant better able to pro
tect it frinn the strong wind, it seeking the
gentle zephyrs as if courting their society.—
Note the growth of the oak from the little
acorn, as with steady perseverance it fights
its-way through the hard wayside, is tram
pled down only to re-commence with more
vigorous aim is to renew its es
see how well it is repaid ; for in a short pe
riod it has grown so much that to the stron
gest wind it only bends its head.
The fragrant , r , rse and the falling leaf teach
us a lesson of the goodness of God in pla
cing such beautiful emblems near us. Puri
ty may be learned from .the, .opening bud to
the dying flower.; its very breath inspires
one to holy deeds. While the falling leaf
-teaches us we are passing away, and will
soon be forgotten—that our "summer is past
and our harvest ended ;" as the leaf falls to
the earth and mingles again with the same,
so shall our bodies return again to their na
tive dust and we shall be spoken of only as
things that were. The seasons have their
lessons. Spring tells us that now is the time
for action and warns us that summer is ap
proaching and that the flowers are iii bloom,
showing that we are still remembered by our
Creator. Autumn has come, with its,seared
and falling leaves, telling us that all things
are passing away leaving nothing but old w in
ter to follow in the rear, to improve and en
rich the earth with her frost and snow. When
the year's profit is • summed up, how little
have we done deserving praise ; on • the con
trary how much worthy of censure ; how
much have we learned, that the closing scenes
of life are coming, that the frosts of age will
soon freeze up the fountains of our heart, and
You teach. In the school room, yes 'tis
there you teach and there you are repaid by
seeing your very mind as it were instilled in
to others, your every, thought returned, and
your appearance greeted with smiles ; there
you have the pleasure of thinking it was you
who introduced light into chaos, and saw it
diverge in splendor as the light first dawned
on the untaught brain. It was there you
first noticed the difference in children, with
what aptness some hear, and with pleasure
receive instruction, while others dull and,
stupid, will . not be entreated to learn those
things which are for their own pleasure and
benefit. Your example by the wayside is an
ever open lesson to the passing world. In
social life youleach, and what a wide sphere
you occupy there : your example, your words
and your works teach all those that come
within your atmosphere.
At the fireside your influence is greater
than anywhere, else, except the school.—
There you have been taught and there you
must teach, kindness, submibsion obedience
In your hours of loneliness, you first learn
ed that all wag not sunshine, but the sun is
not less bright, obscured by clouds. When
you feel lonely and forsaken think not it
will - be ever so.
"But when your heart is pining,
_Hope that your future bath,
Each cloud a :jiver lining
One rose in every path." „
In your life and in your death are impor
tant lessons to be learned. If you have liv
ed well, yOu have taught those who come
after you how to live. You are all, and each
and at all times teachers, and what and how
you have taught will be a question for you
all to answer.
We teach. What a field for teaching is
here exhibited. What a sphere for our pow
ers. As teachers we first note the upward
steps of childhood from its A. B. C. till it
masters the the pi oblerns of Euclid. What
a pleasant study is a child. To feel that it
is dependent on you for a lamp to its feet, and
woe be to the teacher who neglects to train
the youthful mind in ways of virtue, truth
But what do we teach? Of the cares of
life and the issues of immortality. And
those lessons must be so given as to draw the
attention of the wildest and most wayward.
By a steady perseverance a loving desire to
improve your charge, and yourself, order and
regularity, a firm govartiment, remembering
that order is not always preserved by the
frowning brow, the stamp of the foot or the
uplifted rod, but by a steady rein, as the dri
ver controls the spirit of a vicious
I teach, .Are you karning- liom me now
an humble effort to perform a duty. There
are no lessons I teach in my school room to
my scholars of more importance to them,
than is this lesson to you ; for duty by the
poet is said to be tEe stern daughter of the
voice of God.
Thou art victory and and law,
When empty terrors overawe ;
Give unto me made lowly wise,
The spirit of self-sacrifice.
We copy the following letter from the
Pittsburg Christian Advocate. - h contains
the sentiments of hundreds of foreigners who
have come to our hand.- The sentiment is
patriotic, and it is written in a spirit that all
who read it must admire :
BROTHER CLARK:—The providence of
God so ordered my destiny that I was born
out of the limits of the United States.—
While yet a mere lad, read of the struiggle
of the heroes of the Revolution for freedom:
nor did I fail to observe, that prominent
among their• grievances, was the effort of
their tyrannical rulerto prevent the popula
ting of this crantry,-by restricting the emi
gration laws: I traced them through the-va
ried scenes, from the first pistol-shot at Lex
ington, to the final consummation of liberty
at the siege of Yorktown; grieving at their
defeats, and rejoicing at their success; I saw
Lafayette, DeKaib, Steuben, and others, from
every nation of Europe, battling side by side
with Washington, Greene and Gates; prompt
by no motive but the love of liberty, ho
ping for no reward but its triumph. In that
crisis there were none to charge that the stain
of foreign birth polluted their souls; they
went down to their graves in peace, rejoic-
I inn- that by their blood and treasures they
had assisted in establishing on the footstool
of God, one asylum for the oppressed.
' Inspired by their examples with an•enthu
siastic love of liberty, and encouraged - I?y
the noble generosity of the American people,
I emigrated to this country at an early age,
and here ventured my all, of hope, fortune
and aspirations. You will not think it strange,
then, that I become uneasy when I see arol
organization growing • up among us, whose
'object it is to blight my hopes, ruin my for
tune, and forever defeat - my aspirations—
when [ see the religious presses of the coun
try fostering_ and aiding this organization—
and, it was with regretl learned that the Ad
vocate was among its • apologists. Would
not the Iferoes of the Revolution lie uneasy
iu their braves if they knew their names and
their labors perverted to accomplish such an
end ? Would not their blood cry out for
vengeance, being spilled for equal rights, to
be thus bartered for privileged classes and
birthrights —the initiatory steps to aristocra
I have taken an oath to "renounce forever
all allegiance to any foreign prince, potentate
or sovereignty whatsoever, and particularly
to the one whereof I was formerly a subject."
This oath makes it perjury for me to claim
any other country thau this for My home.—
And can I call this a home where 1 am not,
nor ever can be (should this order prevail)
recognized as possessing, full privileges of
citizenship? 1 am recognized as such by
the laws and Constitution, but this order,
countermining both the law and the Consti
tution, deprives me of my rights.. Caught
in this trap—robbed of the privileges which
were held out to, induce me to swear allegi
ance.to this country. what place on earth
may I call my home? I have renounced,ott
my oath, citizenship in all other countries,,
and am I then to be denied it in this ? The
Arabs or the Tartars might refuse to admit
me to' their rights, but even their sense of
honor would forbid them thus to ensnare me.
I must be lost to every country, and every
Country lost to me, save that country where
the arm of man cannot sway the scales of
1 read my Bible in the language of Luther,
and learned to be a protestant, and- from-my
Bible and Wesley I learned to be a Metho
dist. No one asks me to disbelieve the Bi
ble because it came from India, Protestant
ism because Luther was a German, or'Meth
odisrn because Wesley was an Englishman.
No one refuses me a membership in the
church because I was born in a foreign laud
_ r _
I can join them in praising God for his favors,
and invoking his blessing on our country; 1
can commune with them at the sacramental
board, and yet refusing me a vote, they will
cast their ballot side by side with the vilest
scoundrel that ever disgraced the soil on
which he was born. Ministers of that ospel
denounce-me (with all foreigners) from the
sacred desk, and for their proficiency in the
work of the older, are bribed to abandon
their profession, and mock the call of God,
by entering the polluted arena of political
warfare; and even endeavor to make the
church subservient to their schemes. The
lambs of God, which they were called upon
to feed, must be left to the mercy of the
wolves, whilst they return to the flesh pots
of Egypt. The voices which one day pro
claims the unsearchable riches of Christ
from the sacred. desk, on the next may be
seen wrangling in legislative halls of politi
cal caucuses, about some schemes for party
Of these things you cannot but be aware.
Many of your correspondents are rejoicing
at it, and yourself either commenting or si-
T-T LNTING DON,
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MARCH 28, 1855.
lently acquiescing. I hope for the sake of
the church of which I am a member, for the
sake of the reputation of the Advocate as a
rdigious journal, and for the sake of Him
whose cause it professes to sustain, that such
things may hereafter meet the condemnation
they merit. A_ METHODIST.
Woodstield, Ohio, Feb. U.
From the Ezu,ton Argus.
The Know-Nothings Religious Profes-
Mr. EDITOR : I propose saying a few
words, if you will allow me the space, to our
midnight friends, on their professions of
love fur Christianity. They pretend to be
governed, in all they do, by their admiration
4-of- t!Te Christian - religion—a desire to put
down Popery. I intend to speak pretty
plain, though hope to give no offence.
My first proposition is, that this religious
element in politics is corrupting to religion.
Is not this true 1 Is not any connection
of Church with State necessarily corrupting
to the purity of genuine religion 1 And does
not your order force such connection when
you make belief in Protestantism a qualifica
tion for office? Permit me, gentlemen, to
inform you that history is far from being si
lent in its teachings on this subject, and that
those teachings contain a lesson and reveal a
warning, which, you would do well to heed,
True religion should be pure from the soiling
contact of politics—as white and stainless as
the vestments of its ministry The mandate
from the creator to his creatures—the revela
tion of God to man—it should never be dis
torted into the turbid stream of earthly am
bition, or, made to mingle its waters of life
with the muddy waters of the politician and
the place man. Its voice like the voice of
its Great Author, should be heard only upon
the mountain top and in the wilderness—
afar from and unmingled with the busy hum
of the selfish and grumbling multitude in the
valley beneath. Such is religion as it came
from the Father and was exemplified in the
Son. Such is true religion, and they, who
would prostitute ifs holy instincts to the
base purposes of political ambition have abun
dant reason to fear that their fate will be the
fate of Ananias and Sapphira. Every fact
upon which infidelity has ever fastened in its
impious assaults upon christianity has been
the offspring of the connection between
church and State. It was this connection,
which gave existence to the inquisition. It
was this connection which produced the per . -
secution of Mary. It was this connection,
which, in every age and with every denomi
nation so unfortunate as to be connectedwith
government, has con opted religion, weaken
ed its influence and given an impetus to' infi
dOity. In the name of religion, then, I .ap
peal to you to pause in your career—to reflect
that in your miserable sectarianism you are
giving a fatal blow at religion—and furnish
its - :•-s with whole of arnmu-
its enemies with a note arsena.
nition, with which, to assail it. "Render
unto Cmsar the things that are Cmsar's"—
"my kingdom is not of Earth but of Heaven,"
—these and countless other passages studded
over every page of the New Testament
should warn you against this sacrilegious at
tempt to connect religion with politics.
My second proposition is—that this triter
est of Know-Nothiugisrn in religion is hyp
This, gentlemen, is quite a plain and an
complimentary allegation. But I think it
susceptible of the most complete demonstra
tion. - The membership of your order proves
it. Look at them. Are they religious ?
,On the contrary is it not a well known fact
I that the most of you are among "the ungod
ly," and that you daily "sit in the seats of
the scornful ?" To come right home, do
not a majority of your order in this very
! town daily and habitually violate the laws of
God ? You know such is the fact. How ri
diculous then to talk about your being actua
ted by any sincere interest in religion !
How hypocritical: such a profession ! That
in your searching the scriptures your atten
tion as rupturously enlisted in the miracle of
the "leaves and fishes,"'and hope to see the
miracle repeated, and yourselves allowed to
gorge, is-extremely probable ; but, that you
are particularly imbued with the precepts of
the sermon upon the mount is a proposition
I utterly deny. You would doubtless like to
have,a grant in some land "flowing with
milk and honey," but I doubt much whether
You would be willing to bear the yoke, or
carry the cross. You would be much pleas
ed.to look forward to ahome at last in the
new Jerusalem, but I rather fear, that you
have neither "fought the good fight," nor
very rigidly "kept the faith - ." For shame s
I , oe ulemen ! Dark lanterns won't light the
way to heaven, nor, has Know-.Nothingism
in its changing ritual the password to enter
among the patriarchs and the saints.
Vitality of Democracy
When the winds blow fiercest, the light
, flings flash brightest, and the waves roll
highest, then it is that the true, tried and
faithful mariner laughs at the storm, nerves'
His heart, redoubles •his efforts, and magi-•
fests his confidence in the worth of his no
ble craft. So it is with • him who is deeply
iinbaed with the spirit of genuine democra
cy, and has an intelligent and enlarged ap
preciation of its glorious
cal elements may toss and foam and rock
with the wildest discord—clouds and dark
ness may hang around him with the gloom
of Erebus, and still unmoved he stands,• and
with un blenching eye and a spirit undismay- -
ed, awaits the sunshine'of "the sober second
thought." The mission of the Democratic
party is inseparably identified with the des
of our continent, and its truths are so
deeply seated in thl great national heart,
that their sway can be submerged but for a
brief period, and then only to arise with re
newed power and increased splendor. Nor
would we here be understood to refer to De
mociacy in that general ' sense, as distin
guished from monarchy or aristocracy, but
to that creed—that loved old Jeffersonian
creed—vital with the genius of our republi
can institutions, and which has and must •
ever, so long as we remain a free people,
control the policy of the government. It is
only in the atmosphere of such political
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truths as were dear to JEFFERSON and JACK
soN, that any can hope to attain the full and
perfect stature of republican manhood. We
are not of those who contemplate recent po
litical results, seemingly sc inimical to the
interests of out party and the country, with
downcast look or saddened heat t. There is
a Providence in politics as well as in religion;
there is a faith in political as well as in reli
gious creeds. The man who has faith in the
principles he profeses, and in the integrity
of the noble masses, 'will ever have the con
soling assurance that "the darkest hour is
before the breaking of day," and that all our
reverses have come upon us to remind us
that we, as a party, are fallible, and that as
a party, in some instances, we have erred;
that it is bnt,..a.test-of the strength ofour in
tegrity, our devotion to the laws of the land,
and our reverence for the contracts of our
No—the foul, proscriptive and intolerant
spirit animating this modern Ilindoo organi
zation, cannot bear the blaze of a mucking
eve, the calm in vebtigation °fan honest mind,
arid it must melt away before the burning in
dignation of an awakened , and patriotic
American heart. The truckling demago , ues
and unscrupulous knaves who have fanned,
with poison breath, this !reason flame, will
only leach the surface to sink. and rise no
more : and we say to them,
"You are not worth the dust which the rude
wind blow:. In your face,"
The experience of the Democratic party is
too full of hems dark as this, and its princi
ples have survived too . many trying ordeals
to permit us now to despair. - It has seen the
rise of every party or organization that hes
ever graced or disgraced the pages of our na
tion's history, and -we have an abiding trust
that it is destined to see the end of them all.
One after another have !hey "gone up like
the rocket, and fell like the stick and such
will be the early epitaph of the "Snpreme
Order of the Star Spangled Banner." Let
the tide of Know-Nothing victory rush like a
scorching sand blast from ocean to ocean—
let the note of proscriptive exultation re
sound through every State, and these immac
ulate patriots will yet discover that
"Glory is like• a circle in the water.
Which necer - censeth to enlarge itself
Till by broad spreading it disperse to naught."
Sensible and True
The present agitation, throughout the
country. on the subject of foreign immigra
tion, has directed our attention to the follow
ing passage in the great speech of Non. JOFIN
L.flAwsoN, on the Homestead Bill.. The
language quoted is pertinent, and throws new
light upon the subject of the iiilhts of, and
advantages to be derived from, adopted citi-
That emigrants will come to this
country to seek for bread and liberty, cannot
be denied—our Government has repeatedly
declared that the country is open to receive
them; and it is a selfish policy—a base, un
charitable policy that would deprive them of
their privileges. We command the extract
to our readers:
"Another ground of opposition, much in
sisted on by distinguished Senators, is the ft
vor shown by the bill to American residents
of foreign birth. But what is the condition
of things under the existing system .3,, For
eigners, not even citizens, are allowed to set
tle on the public lands under the pte-empt ion
laws of 1830 and 1841, and it has been dee
med sufficient if they have become citizens
at the reception of the patent for their loca
tions. And by the very liberal provisions of
the graduation bill passed at the last session,
and approved August 3d,1854, "any person"
can enter as an occupant, and settle upon the
lands, and acqiiire a title and a patent at the
graduated - and reduced rates. Upon v. hat
reasons of policy, of justice, of humanity,
should more rigorous conditions be imposed
upon any of the subjects_ upon whom the
provisions of this bill will operate? It is pro
posed to exclude foreigners altogether. Then
you must repeal the -naturalization laws, and
adopt a policy worthy of ancient Egypt, or
modern Japan. But let us be careful in do
ing so, that we belie not the great principles
which lay at the basis of ow government,
and that we prove not ungtatful to the
memories of our fathers, and to those noble
and self-sacrificing spirits who were prodi
gal alike of their money and their blood;
throughout the two wars ,viiich secured us,
in the establishment of our independence ;
and to the thousands who since have come
to cast their lots with ours, incorporating
their lots with ours, incorporating themselves
with us e becoming assimilated to our institu
tions and usages, and infusing an element of
incalculable strength into our republican sys
"I believe ; sir, that it is a futile notion
that ; by any policy, short of a repeal of the
naturalization laws, and perhaps even a pro
hibition to the exile of a °home and a coun
try," you will be able to stop the influx of
foreigners. The premium held out by our
republican institutions will attract crowds ;
till the population of the cobtinents shall at
last be equalized: you"cannot stay this rest
less wave of immi , rration. The over crow
ded, districts of the Old World will heave it
upward and onward, and it must struggle for
a subsistence and a borne. It is ; then, far
more' philosophical to seek such a disposition
of it as, from a source of misehieveons irri
taticn; shall convert it into one of profit to
the State: and while assimilating it to our
institutions, shall make it tributary to the
„ I Ain't Going to Leai•n a Trade!”
Ain't you? I should like to know why
not. Thousands and tens of thousands have
learned one before yo u . and many More will
do the same thing. A trade tvell learned
may make'a name and fortune well-eartied.
if you ever get either without working for it,
you will be either very "hicky" or very for,
I don't think much of a boy who says he
is not guing to learn a trade. If his placa
in the world is such that he can learn a good
tiade, anti have a good situation, he will be
very unwise not to seize the opportunity.—
A boy who goes to a trade, determined to
make himself master of his business, and to
be a well-informed and intelligent workman,
will soon rise to the head of his profession,
if he pursues the right path. The faithful
apprentice who delights to do his day's work'
well, and to the best of his ability, so as to
earn the praise of his employe,-, will feel
happier, and be a mete 1 - winnable man than
he who does just enough to shuffle along
though it were a nuisance and a curse.
I knew a boy who was too poor to go to
school or college ; although he would have li
ked that course very well. But he had to
work. So he went to learn a trace. He
tried to do his work always to the best of his
ability. He went to a piece, and the first
day his master came to look at what he h'td
done, and after closely esarnining it, he tur
ned round and said to his foreman, "James,
this is very excellent work for aiiew boy.—
It is about as good as any of our journeymen
do it." Did not that little fellow feel as
proud as if he un a triumph He was
tewanied from tiw start with the good opin- -
ion of his employer, and he never forgot the
pleasure with which he had licaid his mas
ter's enoomagina words. He alwayes tt ied to
du his work ‘‘ ell—to do it, in fact, the very
best; and while other apprentices did not
seem to c•ire how their work was done, as
lona as they could get their pay, he tool: a
pride in working as though he was in a high
er post than that of a mechanic's boy. He'
is in a hieher post now, and is doing ell,•
in more ways than one, in the
A. few days since I was present at a mar
riage which had some things about II so
new and romantic that I am tempted to give
you a short deset iption. There had been an
incessant fall of rain, which added to the
deep snow in the moon tains, caused a rapid .
rise of the water. Parson B—, of Bath
.county, had been invited to perform the eur
colony. An ticipat Mg. difficulty —and, per
haps, remembering defeat in the days of yote,
he set out from home early in the morning,
with the hope of passing the' water courses
before they were ton full. Vain hope.—
When he reached the neighborhood, he was
told that the river was swollen beyond any
possibility of crossing with any safety. It
is often hard to start a wedding, but when
started, it is a great deal harder to stop it.
r The parson having secured the company of
a friend in the neighborhood, determined to
make every effort to accomplish his mission,
and if there must be a failure, let it be after
a fair trial. By a circuitous rout, he and his
compayon succeeded in reaching. the bank'
of the river, opposite to, and only a few
hundred yards distant from the house.• A
loud halloo soon brought the wedding party
to a parley on the bank of the river. The
whole difficulty was before- them : the par
son could not advance a step further without'
swimming a dangerous mountain torrent,
covered will; huge sheets of floating ice.—
But "where there is a will there is a•way,"
though there be neither bridge nor boat:
It was proposed that the parson should
marry them across the rolling flood. This
proposition was acceded to. Yet the parson'
declared that it behooved 'them to act lawful
ly, and insisted on - his warrant being trans=
milted to his hands. Happily- for us in this
free country the law does" not prescribe how
this is to be accompliseed ; neither' does it
state at what distance the officiating officer
shall stand. In this case the license was
bound close round a stone of suitable size,
and the whole being 'wrapped with thread so
as to make it tight avid compact, was th•tow n
across the river. The feat of throwing it
was performed by the bride-groom, while his
young .binle was standing by him. And it
• was a throw wish a heatly good will. That
man knew he was throwing .for a'Wife, and
the only question with him was, wife or no
wife. There stood the anxious ernep—w hat
suspense ! it might miscarry—it might be
turned by some °vet hanging limb, and find
a watery grave !
With a powerful swing of the arm it started,
and mounting high, took its onward and airy
fliryht. I h a d learned before, that "whatever
goes up must come down," but I felt son ei
misgivings as" to where the come down
might be in this case. The moment of sus
pense was soon over. The little Missile,
freighted with a document so importarry
sped its . way through the air in a most beau
tiful arch, high over the wide waters, andu
shout of triumph announced its fall upon terra
firma. To univtap and lead. was iltie work .
of a moment. The patties were already; ar
tatwed, with joined hands, and Parson 8.,
with uncovered head, stood as 'gracefully
and as lightly too, as he could upon aquick=
sand at the edge of the river, and with a voice
distinctly heard above the roar of 'waters'
the imuria,7e was consumatcd. Well pleased
at so favorable a termination of what a little
before seemed a forlorn hope; the: groups - on
either bank took off their several ways. '
Whatever else I may forget. I never can for..
el that throw.-• Staunton (Va.) Spectator.
GOING TO KANzAs.—We clip the following
from the St. Louis News of the 12th inst.
"A, small army of passengers left here on
Saturday on the different packets for the up
per river. Three Missouri river boats left
port literally covered with people—jammed
and crowded tiff they, could hold no more.
To look at these boats as ri.e.y started out,
one of . the uninitiated would siippose that
St. Louis was being deS-ited, ~ ind the People
all leaving for IVest....rn Missouri, Kansas,
and Nebriiska. The cabin of the Jacob Stra
der or F.elipse, could nut have accommodated
with bei ths, all the first class passengers
hat %veld 011 the Polar Star ; and the Kate
Swinney and Genoa, were crowded to dis-'
comfort. The Keokuk packet Jeanie Deans,'
the Illinois river boats, and packets for the'
Ohio, went out with cabins full of people:
17" In an old booksellers catalogqe ap
peal s the following article :
='Memoirs of Charles T., with a mezzotintt ,
head capitally executed."
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VOL. 10, NO. 41.
Marriage Under Difficulty