The Democrat. (Montrose, Pa.) 1876-1878, July 11, 1877, Image 4

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..AIONTAOS,, - ,PA4 JULY, 11,1877:
Towa, , County, and.lrar
.. -=-Farmers are busy just, now.
.'—o-Woodeock shoothig is now lawful:
- 4 `olA:Probs'' lihpril with, ;storms:
r t• - •• - : , • ,•
—=-Quarterly Meeting at the M. ,E 4 Church
in this, borough next Sabbath. • ,
YTne Nett'. ,Milford 'Post-ottioe has lice
tpnstituted a Money,Order ; z
— 7 -There are eighteen , prisoners in the comi
ty jail present—seventeen males and one tefi
B uild . • , - „
-=-- - AColored base ball bitib from 13ingilani--
ton Is xpected to play. the c,c,dore d - club
-6-trho Delaware, LaCkawatina'anABoi:•'..
tern '-!Company'` is - put - Ong' * 3 ' o i o oic , -,
*or9ibtlimpioverpp - Oi
• —Hon G A: Grow,' has ,tontributtd $700!
to tia.u,Boldters' Monument ,of this • county,
baying. tided $2OO to' his , forraefatibscripton of
$5OO. :
;• , . .
The ne~v ldstory of,Penlasylvania, a new
ly Imblished'boQk,is being canvassed,for.intthis
place, , andVill bp noticed at more length
':77177 11,119' Brooklyn f.-, n sfOa coi
of,whi *we are picitind.- ,fully maintainAhel
good aiSSical reputation for which they' are,.
noted: 4'fieineted wBl - their part at 'the !F:o1 1: ',
diers' Monument dedicatory_eeremonies. 1_ i. ; •
Ben.. rrliana of Great 8, - 3:a waS Agt
in the ill*, on:' the - ,F"ourth, at that place, by a
j .
man by the !lam' of lamb ;Van. uken, of Blip;
erside, -Y.- VanAuken• is now inthe cotinty
jail toawaittrial for, the offense; Is tep4rtesl
as a whisV quarrel between 'them= I
:very- sad,aeeident ha ppenedto Gardnell
Rowe.% of New Milford, a: young' man ab9ut
sixteen` 'years of . .aO, - di" the =morning of + die:
rouith. YoungßoweP was = Sitting- 'near wh eie
an anviiW - aS 'being fired,' when' it . e.iiAclded,
so injuring one of 41S - itiAtitif it has since been
amputated. - „ . , •
L---We are requested • by. the Monument
Committef; to. tender, tkeir thanks to, the ladies
and gentlemate: : who, so:' kindly and efficiently
assisted t,14p1 on. the. late Ilnyeiling, pay,, both
kfiabor and furnishing, suppliei, and to assure
them that the Commit4es 7,cogn4e, that,
it is not their 4%14 qatt,dapcially, it was not a
greater - .sucOss thp it was„ e
_We are ,
to make especiatniention of the names of lip.
11: iT.' , Webb; — MrS: '3. Elam; is, and Mr. 4 F.
,charge of the, commis
satj- deparment;'Pnd also Mr. Jacob Tewks.
bury, NaloOboth. this 3'ear and last 'furnished a
yen- - generous, 'apaount . of ' accompanied
with efficient labor. Major Lrthur'fiilest,on.
anti Captain Olmstead, Oommander of the
13tughainton Lrtill'ay„ desuve especial, mention
for the labor and money they contributed to
add interest to the dedicatory 03tercises., :
—:--- , The,r,Thking of one of the tioldiers',Monu
' meet c 0 anon km the night, 'before the Fourth'
was a cowardly triet - , to tslie• the most charita
ble view . pssible in revect to it . -One : s of the
guns had been properly mountqd on wheels for
the purpose of:.suitable elute in the:mprning
and Other-, munonfmlies: throughout the day,
winch wog the subject of this taean and'uoward
-3korieratlon.' -If it was. instigated, to suppress
its' noise it UM r:10 lacia infamous' aad
cowardly attempt at such a result,-but if from
malicioiic Motives , moor& are inadequate 'with
.which to denounce it. It 1140 been reported
that these cannon-,ivere "condenined," and for
what reason we do not kndw, unless tlie source,
thrtugh which they were obtained:did riot haVe'
the:right "Ring," but we desire to :disabuse the
minds of . sai`Y that haVe been thus misinformed.
They are four pafect,Bteel, rya cannon, costing
originally R4OO-each. The - . liughlitnt,on. Artil
lery Company had a section of their battery,
a brass , plece, with them, , and we are informed
that thy Would have gladly exchanged it foi
one, of these• They flied several rounds from
one of them during the day.
The - following letter fronx—Governor -Hart
ranft explains itself '
- -.lluntisntino,
:: '•-• ,.. " - iinfe - 25, 1877.
IngtatSm.:-I,.have-lrad- the :kind invitation
0 ,-
ofrthe Moffiutient Association. , of Susquehanna
t.lounty, conveyed by your favor , _ of the, 23d
at., tolie present it the dedication of the: Sol
diers Wm:anent 4it 314introse.on jay
„4tir hefore
me, intending, if I should -be in the State at
that'date, to accept the sanie. In the meantime
arrangementehave , been Made 'to have Gov.
Carroll,' of Maryliind present at the handing
over of the Centennial Fountain in Fairmount
Park to the City_ ~ Philadelphia, Philadelphia, and finding
thatlt will not' be necessary forme . to lea've the
State, I feel that;' .
~inter-state courtesy demands
that I &mild. bepresent at that time to 'extend
to 1
inn i welcome, and take part,'ae . li ltovernor,
in ~$ 4
ceremonies,' out Of . compliment to him
and iLisStata . , ...
•,, • _
You will, therefore,„tonver to tho'Aiasoela
ilOil MY thanks :for':ite very cordial , iriv,itation:
and express the old soldiers znd citizens of
Busgrithsoia bounty my deep rekrets' : that t
cannot lestilY in petoonte my, sympathy and
interest in their Mible work.
'7Zoius verylruly, •
• J. F. _l4.untiasu
-131..t.inerxr, See'y, etc.. -
A partYof rouzha 'known as the -Pool • •
- 0 rai f o rd county, -consisting Of both males'
and females, madeTowanda -the ileene, of a se,
none row The Towanda Refiub••
, .
Wan, or they Came ,
ostensibly • to attend the
sirens,- which showed there on That day,) but
4gOt4runk and - tlasatened ; j clean' Ott, the
Barn a; arreoi
iheleade!a and pTetect'thecitizena,waia Nuept,;.
ly set you he rowdies and In self-defense
. shot: 4o 4 4 eetallth r ''k l 4 6 4 Wan* l9 :4 l4 *.#l4
Wounded 'Aaron Vanderpool.
Exirroiti D : 4 • ocifier:- , --One of the , most ter
ridc:and` devastating storms of hoa r - wit:id and
rainthii:hat:ever:occurred Within::the'memory
of .the Olde9t settler . visited this section on the
afternoon of July 8d; T he';- fi rs t neighborhood
reached,bSr thi s
Im welcomed-; visitor, was that
know n.sitkeitch on' the extreme limits . of
Hush and-Middletown. 'Shaping - its ctinrse in
a southeasterly directic* and moving 'with
frightful velocity and force it crossed.thel•Torth
;Brand , at Ottster's-, thence tillSiteor
micYs Hill, where the storm seems to ,have
divlcied, a partiOrt continuing on in the original
course, while the other part gathering , tltrength
for en'lndependent,movement,' purst with the
moit'destructive violence into the valley of the
Wyaluilug; striking rpear the Presbyterian .
church. this, ,beautiful valley-4hen..coyer
ed with, waving - • crops—the storm fiend `raged
as far as N, Snfderl3,._ breaking in windaivs,
'levelling fences, ,iiproeting trees,: and literally
thrashing and-,completely destroying the prom
ising creps - Whey and grain,'Whild•so great Was
the 144, of hail and ram' that • it is asserted by
per ofis,'not ;'to pronuexaggerate, that the hail
• stonei were, in places , piled - to .the height of::five
feet or mare=; and' that as . late'as the , Bth
-it was still more than two . f 64 . •
'hen as it. inthing off fliOnarrevi Whits of
the ValleY; it swept back upon the hill, .:visiting
;sac gess,ively, Buge,ne -McCarthy, J.- and G.
Graham, ;Ulnas 'Curran, - andothers; destrdying
tnong °ther ithings, a hiirn beldnEring 'to 'and
recently. erected.hpEugelin:McCaithy. - !
: deviating:lnto the origipAlsodtheasterlicourse,
pa.ssed,..away towards Auburn _and ;:-Ditridk.
`From the place of diViding, the other
.part of
the gforirif traversed-farms belongiligtos - Viaow
Bela Griffin; 'Janie's . Biireliaid,',Geot-Har
vey,':and,o_thers',l4 Fitlrdile; i,distince
;eral miles in length,. biit in no place was its
pathway 'wide :regular, but alternatelY
changing its course ;and , abating or lamas
ing in violence . .. he {. section . ravaged . by .
this storm' haV- been for many years so peen
harlY'favored that its"coning an almost
unlooked Tor occurrence. Severe storms, ;lit is
true, have:iicetirred, bet nbthing to compare
with this AS destructive force.::' • •
'~ .
Early in the atrternoon raighniave ob
served indicatiOnS of the, approaching storm.
Yet iir tardy was'its torning that it was thought
that it: must pass around:: But instead of this,
by delay the elements seemed to be conspiring
together to change the face of nature,from . that
of , beatify and . pronlise to one wide waste of
rain Anti'disorder. Much might still be added
to this in the way of particulars, • but it Would
take up „altogether too much spate in Your pa
per, which 'by the way, is always a welcome
yisitutY The faOners of this section feel that
they have -',been;'-,severely- afflicted ;, but with
philosophic cnetey and perseverence are en
deavoring to repair - as far as possible the ,ray
ages created .by the , storm, and , as many fields
can yet be ploughed and 'sown 'to buck Wheat,
corn cr turnips,
,it is l 'hope,d that its effects will
not be so serious as it was :'at' first: to
be• ' OtsEnvEn.
July 8.; 1877.
It was our fortune to be present at the
twehty-oighth anniversary of the 'marriage 'ot
Mr. Lewis Wilmarth and wi!e, at their, home,
on Saturday, June 29. We arrived there about
noomand found their house filled with brothers,
sisters, neighborasitiefrienda;;lvho had comer
to enjoy the
. occasion. Some were playing
'croquet, others parcheesi, and others engaged
in sacred chat.
At about 10 o'clock all we±& invited to the
h ouse.. Xi.' and lard. lyilmarth 'were:escorted
to the d ing room, where.*
a table
loaded WWI crodkery wareof descriptions
and in large amounts, that had never before
done service.
These were presented to Mr. and 3 1 / 4 .,Wi1-'
marth by A. Warren of Mont:rose, in a few
brief words, in bebalf of . the, generous doners
who hod so, kindly and so unexpectedly -sur 7
wised them by these gifts.. Mr. b. C. Tiffany,
Esq., of Mahanoy City responded briefly in be
half of Mr. and Mrs. Wilmarth..
At about 8 o'clock the company were again
invited to the dirdng robin; :where . a ' substantial
meal was prepared of all that is needful to sus
'fain life. • The action of the guests sho wed they'
-were farniliai With the work before theni:
Near the close ; of thke day cheerful •singing
called the people into the sitting room, which
was well filled, when 'Mr. Wilmarth for himself
and wife expressed their gratitude to the friends
and neigliborapreshit for this
,their friendly.
visit, and expressed the hope that the friendship
now existing between them ,might never be
lessened, and that Heaven's choicest blessing
Might attend theM in :the future. '
Remarks were also made by stir. Warren, O.
O. Tiffany; and others, at the conelasiOn. of
which prayer was offered by Mr. Warr , ' .
Thus ended one of the most'pleasant parties i ,
was _ever our lot., to attend. There were five
different religious denomination represented,
and also 'different ,shades of political faith, but
still all was perfect Christian fellowship.
Yew persons understand fully, the reason
:why wet clothing exerts such a Chilling' inSu
once. It ; is simply ,this: Water, when it
~eyapOrates, carries off-an immense amount of
heat, in :what la 'called' ;the latent form.. One
pound in vaper
.'much heat as nipe
or ten poinds of liquid water and all this heit
m ust, of cOurse be taken from the body. If our
olothes are moistened. 'with three pounda of
water, that is if by :Wetting they are three
. -
pounds heavier, these three pounds will; in :
diying. Carry off - as mush heat as - would raise.
: three gallons of lee-eoldi 'Water. to the bailing-,
point. aio w!nder that damp . clothes chili 0,--
- of it istaaaiu
0313:41ainta , shoat thOhug
the potiji:crop t4is yiar
- slily hi inn largeat for many yearii,—/6. -
Fourth of July MontTose.
Au4Sccasion like that which occurred on the
one hundred aid 'first, 21 1121 ;ierear3 i -Of our zn
tion's birth. has never before been experienced
by the people of this conntsi, was not .
only the observance of the llin -I .lori.Pred cus-,
toin, of respecting the day, b 4 also . was made
namorable as. ono .on. ?,&' beautiful 'and
significant "'monumental pile was consecrated
and appropriately dedicated tnthe memory of
xlie .large :_number of revered and patriotic dead
of busquehanna county, vho - .gave their lives
for their country. -
On account ot .the threatening Weather in the
morning the number' assembled, was. greatly.
diminished irom.;;What it . . otherwise .woulci_ have
been, blit'is 'it - viitia,AliB multitude was .'enu-
merated b thousands,,:ltd ' the day and its
scenes afeTindelibly written among the most
interesting in the history of our -county.
,The morning Was ushered:At' le the jar of
heavy cannonading from, one of the, four, gun s
belonging to the Monument Association", - the
ringing of bells , and the customary bonafires,
etc. In early morning - people from all'partiof
the county, and a large number from adjoining
counties, began to :pour - The-procession'
which, revious'announcement,should have
forrdetratil: id hot loniiintill2:4s ort ac
count of delay by, the weather_ in the arrival of
s'otue of - the ithportant"Organizatioris: At that
time it was formed in accordance with tlie ordei
of the programme as previously published in
the DEMOCRAT, with thQ.i►dditio-ofa bOnipink
.of Artillery from Binghamton in charge of :a
s ection.ol , Battery. A., LeAaysv . ille Post, A.
R.-;-'-',OttradfOrd cOivaty, - and, thel'ortPtOnith
Regiment Pand, l pt 13inghamton, all, of which,
tiado..i l icreased interest to the occasion, The
display of the procession as it :passed up Maple
street to Turlipthe down. Turnpike to Main
and: ,countorinarched through 'Main. and 'Tap
Public Avenue to Monument squaresphere it
Was dieiniAed, was very imptising indeed and
accompanied by eiceilent musle'from the drum
dOriis, :the Brooklyn Band, of our and
the "Forty-Fourth," of •Binghanton. The
Montrose Fire. Department, as -usual, ;made a
very neat appearance., The veteran, soldiers
line, both of cavalry .and infantry,' White and
'colored, added a Marked and Very appropriate
interest to the grand occasion. - The :naethberS
of :llarford SOldiers' Orphans' School were "the
observed of all obServers," and'many were the
epresgions of gratification' and praise that'W ere
-bestowed upon their neat and orderly appear
andmany , a:heart.•sWelled itith wide
thOda*.n. of the day on . which ti..montnnent
could bepreseifted to their gaze a-fitting me
mento of the heroic sacrifice of their ancestors.
- The ceremonies of unveiling the statue took
plade about 4 o'clock, it 'was done in the fol.;
loWing manner: had , been erected, on
the. north. side of the structure from which a
cord was snspen ded attached , to a large flag
;which enveloped the figure, and at a give,re sig•
brineans of a;cord passing' through pul- ,
leys, lour of the Orphan School children hoist
ed.the flag from the statue and drew it to 'the
topof the pole 'where it floated.:gany to the
breeze, not, only as a National emblem but alio
in honor of the consummation - of a ,work ..that
shOuld be thepride - of every citizen of our
county of : whatever ,sect or party; a work that
is pronounced -the`most. sy inmetnoal, signift:
cant / and aPproPriate of any of the kind that
stands on the soil, of.,the, `,`Old Keystone.", 4
round of fifty guns was fired by the Binglieni
ton artillery cothpany during the exercises. ,
The monument, standa 30 feet,high from the.
flagging inside the - redoubt which surrounds
base. Its base'rests upon poundtd stone filled
in somol.six feet helow c the surface of the
ground. The inside of the redoubt is arranged'
for tablets upon svhich, is* to. : be ictscribed the
name Oteach township in the county; followed
by the names of all deceased soldiers went'
from said town. -
- The lop of the redoubt is covered 'with fine
flagging•stone, and the "-outside is sloped tliith
earthwork covered in a very - neat and artistic
Manner. with sodding. Upon the 'flagging
. on
each side of the redoubt aro placed the. four
Parrot cannon. The monument consists of stone
Measuring from seven inches-, to two -feet In
thickness and - frem seven feet square at-the
base to about two feet square, at the top of the
pedigal, all of which are respectively • orna-'
me noted on their'edges with mo"uldings,cainices
of various style& military emblems; such as
shot and shell, swords and shields 'and numer
ous others representing both the land and naval
service, and in addition to all these' are 'signifi
cant latteral inscriptions in raised letters.
What adds increased interest to this whole
work is the fact that every particle of the ma
terial except the tablets and mullion are from
the ;soil of Susquehanna - county. Reclining
upon the top of this structure stands the crown
ing feature of the - work, THE Sirvroz. It is an
exact imitation of the Gettysburg, Soldier' on
exhibition at the Centennial last year, wish the
exception that it is seven feet in height instead
of thirteen and has its left foot forward instOd
of the right. It, was Made of Westerly Rhode'
Island Granite by the New England Granite
Company, of which Messrs. Barnes. Blanding
.5b Co., of Binghamton, N. Y., are part, pro
prietors and is a work thst reflects great eredit
- Upon thud, for it certainly -is the climai of
beauty to the whole structure. The hand of
the architect who: designed this 'beautiful` and
fitting memorial is seen in every line and curve
that delineates its perfect 3ymmetry and will
never be forgotten as long as one stone stands
Upon another, although it now rests in the si
lent city of the' dead. The name of "Capt.
'Jerome IL - Lyons; Architect!' is inscribed on the
base stone, by order of the Monument Associa
We give below tbe oration delivered by Hon.
G. A. Grow, which speaks fur itself:
` , lmegoauxura unow's,OßATlOi.
Far centuries: ago stranger stood at tbe
gate of alapanishconvent He begs a crust
bread and a glue of water 41 relieve Jibe. fa=
:ague Of a W.4 l TPurileY• -Friendleas he :wan - ,
4ers over EurOpe4.n search of a patron for the
grand idea that itsorbs his soul, too vast to be
Contained by a single hemisPhere. He *ieeki
unknoWn world heyond the trackless sea. To
the philosopher.l2.o is a yisiopary; to the priest
a heretic, tolhe riial a lila :countrymen a wild
fanatic. - -
r•ltter eighteen long' yeard of importunity at
the,templo g.atea, at the portals. of power and,
- the palaCes . of wealth, and just as the last faint,
.flickering hope. is about to expire ln his-bosoin
forever, the famished traveler idrags from the
mighty deepa new hernisphere,,destined in. the:
provideuces of God / to be!ther theatre- Of the
grandest drama in -human, existence, ana,b6-1
queat4s it, a legacY; to civilized
l•qUarter of a century passes 'away, and-a
devout monk sits in . the .cloister of a German'
CO nvent,porlng ovsra musty. volume, till im
hued with the teachings of the, Divine • Master ,
he' reiterates the great truth; 'tint proclaimed on ;
the sea-shore and along - the hillsike of Jadea,
"The just shall live by faith."' '
The click of Luther's. 'harmer asle nails his
tkisSes to the church door. rings round, Pie
world, and echoes along the centuries. Hence
forth man stands face to face with his Maker,
requinng .the interposition of neither priest,
prehite nor bishop, to secure , his , final salvation.
A century More passes ttWar. Schisms in the;
church and dissensions in the state fill
mountain fastnesse;s-ef--tke -- Swiss 'cantons With
exiles from the, Mimes, of their 114ridreq, 1-1 101`
worn : out with' their wanderi t nes among "'straii
gers, in strange lands, they seek a home in the
New World, where they can rear their altars'
and, worship their G•ed uktawed 'by the
mas Of a bigoted church or . the • edicts Of tiTy
rannic state. • A:pdTtilymo4th Rock is conse
crated forever by the exile, as he plants in its
December: Mows theseeds of.*_ ti church without
a bishop, and a state without a
•century and a half 'more•_pass away,' • and
a detezate in - the ilouse of•turgesses of Vir,
ginia, in onepflis btfrsts,„ of, impassioned elo•
quence, exCia4ni, 4 ,dive Die Liberty or give me
death,"' aiidthe New - Republic is b4'orti.' . •
The boom of cannon on the plains of Lexing
ton shakes a continent, aud bears an obscure .
militia Colonel from the - shades of. Mount Ver
non to thelighest pinnacle of earthly glory, to
stand on that proud pedestal, peerless among
• .
In. hemidst of the primeval forest of Colum
bus' new world, on the Fourth of. Jnly, 7
teenjnindred and' 4ventv-six, fifty six
naerchants, - farmers, lawyers and .'.,mechanics)
representing a _few feeble celonistS,;: inheriting
naught but their rights on earth and their hopes
in neaten, .hemmed in by the - ocean, in front
the wildernes.s and the in -the rear, lay
the foundations of a new..EMpire; based on the
ecinality ofaitmen in their inalienaldnrights,of
life, liberty and the pursuft et happiness. Thcv
startle the conservatism of the ages and shake
the .thrones of the world by inscribing over its
portals, "The just powers of government are
derived-.from the consent of the governed"
To that hour mankind had been.'
composed of two classes, the one born .to rule,
the other to be ruled; the one possessing all
rights in the State, the, other having no rights,
save suchasmight be, conferred by the ruling
Seven years of bloadYsonflie.t _ensues, and
the-Stars and Stripes, , iwined with the lilies of
France; • float out in triumph ortlhe crinisoied
fields of Yorktown, and,. Young Repuitlic
takes its place atthe fire-side of nationS.
But thehozannae to: Liberty are echoed f ill
the wail of the bondman. Three quarters, of . 11;
century more, anti the iron hail beating on the
walls of Suinter4aeain shakes a continent, and
the prison doors of the houie of bondage are
sundered forever.
A: half. million of hero patriots sleep in early
gravei 'The Martyr :President seals with. fits .
blood the emancipation of a race, and grasping
four millions ,of broken- chains ascends from
Earth to Heaven thus consecrating forever the
land of Washington, as the home of the emi
grant and - the asylum erthe exile of every
clime and of - all races of men. -
H enceforth the Goddess of Liberty can rear
het altars withoutshfiddming at the clank of the
ch ain, riveted by her pofessed votaries. • Wher
ever on. earth's'; broad - - surface wrong may be
d one to bleeding latimanity, every American
heart -will beat ineympathy, and if powerless
to do aught else will drop a tear o'er the sad
fate of the oppressed. - - -
Grievously the nation 'sinned; grievously it
has atoned. so ordained in the retribution
of his providenoes, that for the sighs and tears
wrung from the bondman, through his ages , cif
sorrox, he exacted the sighs' and tears of a nit=
tion,mourning its Unieturning brave. The
wealth 'coined in the sweat of the laborers,: tms
requittediail he scattered to the winds ) , in the
havoc and devastation of war.
National disasters are not the growth of a daY
but the truit of long years of injustice and
We are told by theorists on the rise and fill
ot empires that, nations once great and . ' Poiver
frd crumbled to decay by reason of the extent
of their territory or the vastness of their popu
lation. And we read in the essays of scholars
that the once proud mistress of the world, en
throtted on her seven hills, fell to pieces by too
great expansion_of her territorial limits:
No nation ever yet died, or ever will , no
matter what the extent of its' territory or how
Test its population, if governed by -juSt ..laws
and imbued with a humanity as broad as .the
Rume,iitid the day _ ,she, marched. in:her trio
umphal processions long trains of captives from
Conquered provinces,' - to be - consigned to cruel
bondage. On her soil. ilerglory departed never
more to return s when she hurled men - Women
and children, into the arena of her Coliseum,
to be torn to pieces by wild beasts, as a &ado
spectacle for her populaCe.
:Any nation tiai - incorP4a* into' its
institutions t jtacustomk pp Its Jaws; a barber--
Ism that blunts-theseask
,JW!tica, Arpt-ch.llo
the hutnatuty,oi its pOple, -•- - . ". - 2 •
Every sigh Wrung Own crashed humanity by
organized.; wrong ascends-on the Prayers of the
victim to_ . _the throne of ciernal- juitice; and
sooner or-later comes bak in-lAtter retribu.
Ons on the_head . of the :Wrong doer; if the
'rulers or :the law-makers of a people fail to
profit bisuch lessons, then in the providenees
of God, r haraoh-like, they must be ‘taught hY
A nation whose ,people' shall practice; the
:great- • precept, '‘Whatsoever ye`'would
•others shOttld , do to you,do ye even so to theni,"
will live forever. - ' • • •
• theplans of an' overruling providence; inthe
affair* of men;fornied NVliin the morning Sis ts
'Brit sang together, are •wiottabt, mit through
agee, and we trice the WisdoM orthe orig.
hiisl - -clesgn in 'the development, 'of-, succeeding
events. "No" Matterhow widely separated they
tray be ris `to time prplaCe; their are but links
in the grand chain of beneficent results.
Goa, in Ins wisdom, kept the New World a
holvling•Wilderness, so that, in ,the fullness of
time; when new principles
. of . action, new
social organizations, were to bq developed, it
eonld be done on the ashes of the wilderness
ind'the inirks• of savage lifii, thus . saving the
itibor Of;'4lliing and,pOssibly bloody conflict in
'snapping the ties' of life-long prejudices, in sup
planting the old by the'riew,.
t* of the evils that }afflict society havesbid
. - ,
deli' originln 'violence , and ' Wrong, enacted ia
to law by,the experience of the past, and re
rained by the - PrejtidiCeS:of thepresent. ,
Had the New Wend 'been peOpled „anterior
th the Moral etirtlquake of the Reformation,
*bleb slialter'ed 'the' :tint° consecrated formulas
of religious idea s, ,and broke .. up the, prevai fill
notions, as to in ividuat rigts . and duties, it
° Would haVii'lie ileOessary to demolish the old
before testing thd„ new. 1: ,
It was indispensablo'thit the of the
mariner's compiisi ii , ', lll :llird , -1 3 f*(1.:the adven•
turous . age, ;whOSe spiiii, led ,Ooltunhus to brave
i'll.perils of itn unknovin ttrtod bhoreless waste
of 'water's.
The misson of the homeless- Nazarine
his teachings from the manger to the cross,
'were by.. reason of persecutions 'by, the civil'
authpritien, bone byHis faithful cuselpfes, as
I Tying witnesses, to tile, henrt of the Roman
erdpire; - spread 'thence
, tlfough the German
fo'restSiif our Saxon' ancestry; to be by them
transplanted to their new . hqirics in. the British
Isle, where The seeds of the riew religion might
gerniinte and riPen f?r Karst home in
the New World.
With ihadowS of these_ mighty events
1 hovering around, us, we.eorne . o n this anniver
n.ry of the nation's birth - to dedicate . this
I monument . to the heroic &ad, and lay 'ctur vo
tive offerings upon their hallowed dust.
, ,
~Not that *ells of stone or tablets of brass
aromepessarY to perpetuate their. _memories.
They live in the affections of .the present, and
will liiv in the gratitude of all time. Their
tombs are thet -hearts of the great °,ariA ti l e
good, their, monuments ,the_ granite hills of a
nation rejoicing infrecdom., Though wrapped
in . the shroud they are not, dead. To livein the
`kindly remembrance of .those who cow, after
us, is not to - clic. • . .
iiiie . .i)eriod Of 4thence allotted to each - indi
vidpl,in this Ivor d's pilgr 2 0; is at best but
a fleeting shadow on )
the dial' late of time :
'T4 the wink of an eye, -'tis • he draught of a
breath, • - • , ,
From the blossom of ,health tii the paleness of
Not days, nor years, but benne trials, brave
deeds; and deep feelingS,` ritakb up the calendar
of life. - He lives Itingest ;who lives most for his
country and'
, "Whetheeon the Scaffold high,
Orin the nriny's van, '
The attest place-for man to die,
where he dies for man."
As We bedeW the grasi-grown . mounds of our
country's fallen heroes With affection's hi hest
tears, wi do it In doubt whether most to.m 'urn
or rejoice at , their fate. For
"It there be on this earthly sphere,
A boon', an offering, Heaven holds dear,
'Tis the last libation liberty draws,
From the heart that bleeds and breaks in het
cause •,. • -
Over the Marathons Sand through the Ther
.mopylies•of the liorld's listory, - nations have
athieved a mere glorious invasion' and the race
better development •
• ' (Concluded on eighth page.)
iTow-4-plenty of 'rain to make crops grow.
Jerry Stepbens, proprietor of our botel,lceeps
a gocidlouse. , • • • -
• We have plenty- of potato bugti and young
grass-hoppers. ; . '
Our road taxes are aboueworked out, but tha
roads are not any too gOcid.
There is more corn planted this year than
ever in one year before. It looks well.
We rape two blacksmith shops, but the ham•
mere of either co't be heard . very early in the
morning. •
We have within one mile of. us preaching
every Sabbath, and four Sunday Schools 'within
two, miles.
xoung man parried Risley was abncst in•
starAtly MO by a falling tree, recently, near
Tbomas% ,
One of our citizens,whoment west last spring
to view , the country,:has returned, but doh not
think the western: country any finer - orbetter
than oars.• - • '
Niven, BpringviUe Twp., Pa. 0.
As this 'ft the season in Which farmers and
market gartineri are particularly *annoyed by
the cabbage worm, the following receipt for
their complete extermination will be foUnd to _
be-vpiable : : "Thoroughly T mix twent Parts of ''
sups - phoep4te of lime; - orie part of cartioila
P?vf eF, and: . threa Parts_ of, fresh-air-sliAe d
linte r '. Throw it small . quantity of tho.. eco'
pouid by hand into et,ch lieml of cabbiget . Be'
Te .4,
lWAhrea az fouri.times , or oftener if necesoe
By *is simple, remedy Trot i Quinn claims to
hilvii:aaveil niuety4R,liiiiiiroT
bags. , :