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WILLIAM BREWSTER, l EDITORS,
SAM. G. WHITTAKER,
ASTOUNDING DEVELOPMENT I
ANOTHER OF CAMPBELL'S POSTMAS
THE WAY WE WERE DEFEATED,
Perfidy of no Accountwith a Jesuit!
READI READII READII
The most startling developments are being
brought to light'in different sections of our
country, showing The manner in which the w
affled Democracy have e!ected their President
4tnd the means resorted to. The mails have
been stopped, votes illegally polled, &c., &c.
a•n this county, the lowest and most startling
bricks have been perpetrated, and the system
of mail depredation carried to an alarming ex.
tent. The postmaster in Huntingdon Borough
—William Lewis—lets been playing a high
handed goose in ono matter, and we hope, for
the sake of justice, that sympathy will not so
far work upon the feelings of the gentlemen
who have his ease in hand, as to induce them
to let him go unrebuked and unpunished. Wo
give below a copy of one of his letters, now in
possession of one of our most excellent citi
sons. We copy it verbatim. Read it
Poet Office, Huntingdon, Pa.
Nov. 31, 1856.
P. M. Coffee Run.
You will give Mr. - ALL
PRINTED MAIL MATTER lying at your
office for the offices beyond it.
WM. LEWIS, P. M.
Paradise Furnace, Mtuldensville Three Springs.
The story invented, that it was to hasten on
the American newspaper's circulars, urging all
Americans to vote the straight•out Fillmore
tickets is simply untrue ; Mr. Gillen; informs
us that according to these instructions to deli
ver "all printed mail matter," he gave up all
in the office, and all "printed mail matter" was
taken, with the exception of a bundle of 'the
American newspaper's circulars! Now, if the
circulars were the articles William Lewis the
Postmasters, wished to have sent on with speed
why, should they be the only articlesioft?
The note as published in last week's Hum
tingdon Globe, is not correct, as will be :seen
by comparing it with the original. The above
is a correct copy as taken from the order now
in good hands.
The laws of the United States speak in em
phatic terms. Hear :
"If any person employed in any department
of the post office shall improperly keep, detain
or delay any newspaper, or permit any other
person to do- it, or perrnit,any other to open
any mail, or packet of newspapers, NOT DI.
RECTED To TOE OFFICE WHERE HE
IS EMPLOYED, for every such offence he
shall linfeit fifty dollars. And if any person
shall take any mail of newspapers from or out
or any post office, or from any person haring
custody thereof, he shall be imprisoned at hard
labor for a term of three months."
"If any person shall take with or without the
consent of the person having custody thereof
any packet front any post office, * * such of
fernier shall be imprisoned for not less than 2
nor exceeding 10 years." '
Every person who shall advise or assist in
perpetrating any acts by this Act forbidden.
shall be subject to the same penalties as if he
were the actual transgressor.
"The Huntingdon Journal was issued as u•
mufti on Weduesday."—Hunt. American of the
"The Journal and Globe editions were mail
ed in the Huntingdon office, on Wednesday af•
ternoon."—Hunt. Globcl2th inst.
Now this proves the old adage, one lie pro
duces another. To prove these gentlemen mis
taken, we have only to produce the following :
"I hereby certify that a part of the edition
of the Huntingdon Journal was worked off on
Monday, November 3(1, and mailed the same
day. The remaining part of the edition was
printed on Tuesday morning, and put in the
office of Huntin don, in time for both mails.
Huntingdon, Nov. 18, 1856. W. MILLER.
Now this certificate proves conclusively that
Mr. Lewis has criminally kept back the Journ
ale in his office, for one day—after the election
or, that he is telling a deliberate untruth ; we
cannot say which, but it must bo one or the
other. Here is the law, relative to this case,
which wo give without charge.
"If any person employed' in any of the de-
partments of the Post Office Establishment
shall unlawfully detain, delay, or open, any let-
ter, packet, &c., with which he shall be entrus
ted, er shall come to his possession, and which
ar&iLtended to be conveyed by post, * * * *
every such offender, being convicted, shall be
fieccipot exceeding three hundred dollars, or
irnpylioned. rat exceeding six months, or both
according ;,, the offence."
"It' any postmaster shall unlawfully detain
in hie office any newspaper, &c., with intent to
prevent the arrival and delivery of the same to
the person or personsto whom such newspaper
&c., may be directed, or if any postmaster
give preference toany newspaper over another
forwarding the one and retaining the Other ' on
conviction thereof be shall be fined not over five
hundred dollars, and imprisoned for a term not
exceeding six months, and shall forever there
after be incapable of holding said office in the
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COURT AFFAIRS-JANUARY TERN, '57.
TRIAL LIST.—FIRST WEEK.
Robert Wilson vs William Poster's Ex'rs.
I). P. Shoenberger vs A. I'. Wilson, Esq., etal.
Stevens for use of Myton vs Smith & Henry.
John Fleming vs B. X. Blair. et al.
John Miller vs Andrew Smith.
Thomas Clark's heirs vs Brison Clark.
George McCrum vs Thomas. Wilson.
Isabella Hirst vs John Hirst & J. Carmont.
David Grow's Adm'rs. vs Abednego Stevens.
David Whitesel vs Andrew Walker.
George Otenkirk vs E. Sellers.
Sterling & Alexander vs Bracken, Stitt & Co.
Jacob H. Sex vs Samuel Caldwell.
John H. Wheeler vs Moses Greenland.
Isaac Wcolverton vs James Irvin, et al.
Marquands vs. Penn'a R. R. Co.
Landis & Molson vs John Snyder.
James Bell vs John S. Miller.
John Savage vs Reed & Entrikin.
John Puns Brock vs John Savage.
TRIAL LIST.—SECOND WEEK.
John G. Orlady vs John Gabbs.
Andtew P. Wilson vs M. Buoy.
John Lee vs Joseph P. Moore.
Geo. W. Pheasant vs R. H. Powel.
Michael Quarry vs Wise & Buchanan.
Patrick Kelly vs Penn's R. R. Co.
George Lane vs Michael Hawn.
John Penn Brock vs John Savage.
Nicholas C. Decker, vs Boat & Buckinglimn
Henry D. Moore, et al vs John Savage.
Elizabeth Keith vs Price & Keith.
Leonard Weaver vs Lock & Snyder.
A Patterson vs J. S. P. & W. W. Harris.
Saxton fur use vs Conch, Reed & Co.
Jacob Cresswell vs R. 11. Powell.
Crownover vs Cummin's Adm'rs., et al.
John Dougherty vs Abraham Taylor.
Weiler, Kline & Ellis vs Christain Coats.
Miller & Kinchart vs Burns & Bogle.
Goahorn & Eby for use vs Dr. Robert Baird.
George Couch vs Farmer's Mutual Insu. Co.
James Stewart's Adm'rs. vs John S. Miller.
Jenkins for Goodfellow vs John Montgomery.
Joseph Ake vs Thos. Clark.
James M. Stunkard vs Glasgow & Bro.
David Aurtindt, J. P. Tod
A. C. Blair, merchant, Tell.
George 13erkstresser, sadd Icr, Brady.
David Bare, merchant, Clay.
Thomas Covenhoven, farmer, Barre°.
William Christy, Esq., surveyor, Potter.
Henry Davis, blacksmith, \Vest.
Joseph Douglass, merchant, Walker.
John Davis, Jr., Morris.
James Fields, farmer, Union.
Benjamin Grafius, tinner, Huntingdon.
William Gutter, laborer, Brady.
John B. Given, contractor, Hantingtion.
Abraham Grubb, farmer, Penn.
Samuel Harvey, Shirlevshurg.
John Hampson, farmer, Union.
John Lutz, Sr., gent., Shirley.
Samuel Lemon, timer NVarriorsmark.
Joseph Miller, termer, Shirley.
John McPberran, merchant,
C. W. 11. Moore, M. D., Tad.
Thomas Schell, tailor, Warriorsmark.
John Silverthorn, timmer, Tell.
David Thompson, limner, Henderson.
TRAVERSE JURORS.—FIRST WEEK.
David P. 13rumbaugh, farmer, Hopewell.
Jacob E. Hare, farmer, Springfield,
David Boring, farmer, Union.
Brice S. Blair, tanner, Dublin. •
John Booker , Shirley.
Charles Bowersox, carpenter, Shirley.
Samuel Caldwell, farmer, Cromwell.
Valentino Crouse, meelinnie, Cassville.
John Donn, farmer, Walker.
Samuel Eyer, farmer, Warriorsmnrk.
Etnier, merchant, Shirley.
Alexander Ewing,•tenclier, Franklin.
Samuel Friedley, blacker, Henderson.
Samuel Grove, limner, Union.
James Galbraith, farmer, Shirley.
Amos Harper, farmer, Franklin.
John Hildebrand, gentlemen, Huntingdon.
David Hicks, blacksmith, Cromwell.
Joseph P. Heaton, farmer, Penn.
William Ili!ennui, farmer, Morris.
John Hight, sr., farmer, Henderson.
John Harper, J. P., Barren.
Samuel Isenberg, carpenter, Porter.
Joseph Johnston, druggist, West.
Samuel Kerr, wagonmaker, Penn.
Abraham Lion, farmer ' Tod.
Lewis Knode, farmer, Porter.
George Lens, merchant, Shirley.
Jonathan Murphey, carpenter, Shirley.
Charles Slickly, manager, Tod.
J. Wareham Slattern, mechanic, Franklin.
Henry B. Mytinger, gentleman, Morris.
Nicholas Miller, farmer, Cass.
John Minnick, sinner, Dublin.
Dutton Madden, merchant,. Brady.
Robert Meßurney, merchant, Jackson.
Jacob G. Park, fernier, CASS.
George Queiry, farmer, Case.
Geo. W. Speer, gentleman, Cassville.
David Stever, farmer, Case.
Robert Stitt, clerk. Franklin.
Samuel A. Sprunkle, farmer, Porter.
Benj, E. Stitt, farmer, Dublin.
WilliamiThompson. saddler, Shirley.
Edmund Trumbath, sr., miner, Cromwell.
John C. Wilson, clerk, West.
Henry Zimmerman, Esq., farmer, Hopewell.
John Vandevander, Esq., Walker.
TRAVERSE JURORS.—SECOND WEEK.
Henry Barrick, merchant, Walker.
Davia Brumbaugh, fanner,
Samuel Coen, e ntleman, Barren.
William M. Chilcote, farmer, Cromwell.
Christian Coats, sr., inn-keeper, Huntingdon.
Gilbert Chancy, J. P., Barren.
Frederick Crissman, farmer, Franklin.
David Campbell merchant, Penn.
Jonathan Cree, farmer, Dublin.
John Eyer, farmer, Warriorsmark.
Michael Funk, farmer, Warriorsmark.
Isaiah Fleck, farmer, Cromwell.
Abraham L. Funk, farmer, Shirley.
James E. Glasgow; J. P., Clay.
Ilenry B. Green, farmer, Tod.
John Grove, farmer, Cromwell.
Adam Heater, lamer, Tod.
Thomas Ilooper, Jr.. farmer, Cromwell.
William Harper, mason, Cromwell.
Jacob Hunt, J. I'., Dublin.
Maine S. Harrison, tinner, Shirleysburg.
Samuel }tarnish, farmer, Morris.
William Lyons, farmer, Tell.
Henry Lee, farmer, Jackson.
George W. Mnttern, farmer, Franklin.
Samuel Notf, farmer, Porter.
George W. Patterson. farmer, Barren.
Elliott Ramsey, fanner, Springfield.
Jesse Rafter, farmer, Springfield.
Samuel Stewart, farmer, Cromwell.
Benjamin Sprinkle, farmer, Morris.
Jacob Stever, farmer, Cass.
David Timmy, firmer, ?Orris.
George Wilson, Esq., J. P., Tell.
Daniel Worneledmf, J. P., Vrauklin.
James McCraoken, farmer, Henderson.
ATTORNEY AT LATV,
Willattend to all business' entrusted tc.hins. Of
fice neurly opposite the Conrt Douse
" LIBERTY AND UNION, NOW AND FOREVER, ONE AND INSEPARABLE. "
HUNTINGDON, PA., WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 7, 1857.
Stir We find the following pretty poem, de
dicated to our friend Dr. Good, of Petersburg,
in the "Blair County Whig." The author has
been an invalid from her early childhood, and
for more than eighteen years has suffered from
many of the most revere Red painful diseases
that visit mankind.
Thrice welcome, sweet Rose, to my chamber
Oft I oft I has your presence whil'd away pain,
And shed with your fragrance and beauty so
A halo of bliss in this lonely retreat.
Oh 1 how dearly I loved, in childhood's fair
To linger and revel in thy sunny bowers,
And to watch with intense and childish delight
Thy soft silken petals unfold to the light. •
Bright days of my childhood, and youth's bud•
Alas I ye forsake in affliction and gloom; •
And ne'er but in fancy return for awhile,
When fondly ye arc wooed, my lone hours to
Not so with the Rose, oh I sweet blushing flow•
In its annual visits to garden end bower;
Sill in at my lattice doth lovingly creep,
And for me in dewdrops appeareth to weep.
nis sweet fragrant branch has stolen to my
A place quite unfitting such beauty and bloom
Tho' silent in language cloth seem to invite
To pluck of its roses now blushing in light.
But affliction has Tfintoned my hands to my
And even that pleasure to me is denied ;
But aided by friendship that sorrow would
I have Flocked the sweet roselet so blushing
Alas, blooming Rose I thus plucked in my
To wither and fade is certain thy doom,
Hew striking the emblem of nature's decay,
As if written in gold—inn are passing away
Lo I e'en whilst :I'm musing, how sad to behold!
Its leuvequeo hoginning so, wither and fold ;
But still in profusion its nectar is shed,
Which soothes by ita fragrance my now aching
Like the Rose, bow to the will that's DI
And ne'etilit His providence may I repine ;
Oh I let such be my life that when it has fled,
Its virtues may live when the grave is my bed.
May friendship, ewe t friendship, than plant
at my tomb,
A Rose that in fragrance and beauty will
I ask no memento to mark the lone spot,
But still by the Rose would neer he forgot.
YELLow . §PRING'S, December, 1856.
ADDRESS TO THE REPUBLICAN
The Republican dissociation of hashing•
ton to the Republicans of the United
The Preddential contest is over, and nt
last we have some materials to enable us
to form a judgment of the results.
Seldom have two parties emerged from
a conflict, with less of joy in the victors,
more of hope in the vanquished. 'fhe
Pro-Slavery party hris elected its Presiden
tial candidate, only, however, by the votes
of a minority, and that of such a character
as to stamp the victory as the offspring of
sectionalism and temporary causes. The
Republicans, wherever able to present
clearly to the public issue of the canvass—
Slavery Restriction and Slavery Extension
—have carried the people with them by
unprecedented majorities; almost breaking
up in some States the organization of their
A sudden gathering together of the peo
ple, alarmed at the inroads of the Slave
Power, rather than a well organized party;
with but a few months to attend to the
complicated details of party warfare; ob
structed by a secret nrder, which had oc
cupied the field, and obtained a strong held
of the national and religious prejudices of
the masses, opposed to an old party, com
mencing the canvass with the united sup
port of a powerful section; hardened by
long party drill, accustomed to victory.
wielding the whole power of the Federal
Administration—a party which only four
years ago carried all but four Stated, and a
majority of the popular vote—s,ill, under
all these adverse circumstances, they have
triumphed in eleven, if not twelVe of the
Free States, pre-eminent for enterprise
and general intelligence, and containing
one-hall of the white population of the
country ; given to their Presidential candi
date nearly three times as many electoral
votes as wore oast by the Whig party in
18b2 and this day control the governments
of fourteen of the most powerful States of
Well may our adversaries tremble in
the hour of their victory. “The Demo
cratic and Black parties," they say, “are
nearly balanced in regard to power. The
former was victorious in the recent strug.
gle e but success was hardly won, with the
aid of important accidental advantages.
The latter has abated nothing of its zeal,
and has suffered no pause lit it, prepara
tion for another battle."*
With such numerical force, such zeal,
intelligence, and harmony in counsel; with
so many great States, and more than a
million voters rallied to their standard by
the efforts of a few months, why may not
the Republicans confidently expect victory
in the next contest ?
The necessity for their organization still
exists in all its force. Mr. Buchanan has
always proved true to the demands of his
party. He fully accepted the Cincinnati
platform, and pledged himself to its policy
—a policy of filibustering abroad propa
gandism at home. Prominent and con
among his supporters are men
committed, by word and deed, to that poli
cy ; and what .s there in his character, his
antecedents, the nature of his Northern
support, to authorize the expectation that
he will disregard their will ?
Nothing will be so likely to restrain,
and counteract their extreme measures as
a vigorous and growing Republican orga.
nization, as nothing would Le more neces
sary to serve the cause of freedom and the
Union, should he, aa we have every rea
son to believe, continue the pro.slavery
policy of the present incumbent, Let us
beware of folding nor arms, and waiting to
see whet he. will do. We know the am
bition, the necessities, the schemes of the
Slave Power. Its policy of extension and
aggrandizement and universal empire, is
the law of its being, not its accident—is
settled, not fluctuating. Covert or open,
moderate or extreme, according to amain
stances, it never changes in spirit or aim.
With Mr. Buchanan the elect of a Arty
controlled by this policy atl4nistering tho
government, the ealety cc.ontry, and
of free institutions vat rust In the orgrka,
ization of the Republican party.
What then is the duty before us ? Or.
ganization vigileoce, action; on the ros
trum, through the press, at - the ballot box
in state, county, city and town elections;
everywhere at all times ; in every elec
tion, making Republicanism, or loyalty to
the policy and principles it advocates, the
sole political test. No primary or muni
cipal election should be aufferod to go by
default. The party that would succeed
Nationally must triumph in. State elections,
must be prepared by municipal saccesi.
Next to retaining pother in the States
already under their control, let the Repub.
'lcons devote themselves to the work of
disseminating their principles and initia
ting the true course of political action in
Slave States, which have decided the e
lection. This time, we have fniled for
reasons. nearly all of which may he re
moved by proper effort. Maity thousands
of honest, but not well informed voters.
who supported Mr. Buchanan under the
delusive impression that he would favor
the cause of Free Nampa, will soon learn
their mistake, and be anxious to correct
it. The timid policy of the Republicans
in New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Indiana,
in postponing the independent action, and
temporizing with a party got up for pur.
poses not in harmony with their own, and
the conduct of Mr. Fillmore's friends, in
either voting for Mr. Buchanan or divi
ding the opposition by a separate ticket,
will hardly be repeated again.
The true course of the Republicans is,
to organize promptly, boldly and honest.
ly, upon their principles, so clearly set
forth in the Philadelphia platform, and a
void coalitions with other parties, appeal
directly to the masses of all parties to 'ig
nore all organizations and issues which
would direct the public mind from the one
danger that now threatens the honor and
interests of the country and the stability
of the Union—slavery propagandism alli
ed with disunion.
Let us not forget that it is not the want or
generous sentiment, but of sufficient infer.
matian that prevents thir American peo-
We from being united in action against the
aggressive policy of the Slave Power.—
W ere the simple questions samitted to
day to the people of the United States -Are
you in favor of the extention of slavery 1
Are you in favor of such extension by
the aid or connivance of the Federal Gov
ernment ?—and could they be perinitted
to record their votes in resvonso, n ithout
embarrassment, without constraint of any
kind, nineteen-twentieths of the people
of the Free States, and perhaps more than
halt of thq people of the Slave States,
would return a decided negative to both;
Let no have faith in the people. [,et
us believe, that at heart they are hostile
to the extension of Slavery, desirous that
the Territories of the Union be consecra
ted to free labor and free institutions; and
that they require only enlightment as to
the most effectual means of securing this
end, to convert their cherished sentiment
into a fixed principle of action.
The times are pregnant with warning.
That a disunion party exists in the South
no longer admits of a doubt. It accepts,
the election of Mr. Buchanan as affording
time and means to consolidate its strength
and mature its plans, which comprehend
not only the enslavement of Kansas, and
the rcognition of Slavery in all territory
of the United States, but the conversion
of the lower half of California into a Slave
State, tho organization of a new Slave
ferritory in the Gadsden purchase, the
future annexation •f Nicaragua and the
subjugation of Central America and the
acquisition of Cuba; and, as the Free
States are not expected to submit to all
this, ultimate dismemberment of the Un
ion, and the formation of a great slavehol
ding confederacy, with the foreign allian
ces with Brazil and Russia.
It may assume at first a moderate tone,
to prevent the sudden alienation of its
Northern allies; it may delay the devel
opemeat of its plot, as it did unckr the
Pierce Administration ; but the repeal of
the Missouri Compromise came at last, and
so will come upon the country inevitably
the final arts of the dark conspiracy.—
When the hour shall come, then will the
honest Democrats of the Free States be
driven into our ranks, and the men of the
Slave States whobreier the Republic of
Washington, Adams and Jefferson—a Re
public of Law, Order and Liberty—to an
oligarchy of slaveholders and slavery
propagandists, governed by Wise, Atchi•
son, Soule and Walker, founded in fraud
and violence, and seeking aggratidize.
mnnt by the spoliation of nations, will bid
Gocdsliced to the labors of the Republi
! can party to preserve Liberty and the
Uniezi; one ancrinseparable'perpetaal and
Republican Rooms, Washington, D. C.,
Nov. 27, 1856.
Richmond (Va,) Enquirer, Nov. 23,
For the Huntingdon Journal.
The advantages of the joint education Of
the saxes seem to be overlooked (if indeed
this suoject be agitaird at all) by ,school
committees. We sometimes hear of the
disadvantages, magnified and distor.ed by
tnisanthropes, till we are ready to believe
that if such a system should prevail, this
mundane sphere of ours would present a
scene of the wildest confusion ; each
"Lord of Creation" degenerate to another
Sardanapalus. while the gentler sex would
stride over the globe a renovated set of A
mazons. We will not attempt the retina.
tins of such absurd conclusions as have
sometimes been drawn from the arguments
of these same splenetic misanthropes, but
"Reductio ad absurdum" prove them false,
if haply we fail not.
Boys and girls belong to the seine hu
man family, God has endowed them with
like capacities, tastes and feelings. In all
relations in life from infancy to old age the
sexes ever have been and ever must be as•
sedated in every civilized community.—
Why then for a daily six hours must we
have a Harem in every town which rejoi
ces in a public building. erected for free
school purposes ? If the association be so
pernicious, why not carryout the opposite
plan to perfectian, by building a nunnery
at one end of the town and a monastery at
the other, with something a /a the grand
wall of China to separate them?
Side by side' at home, brothers and sis
ters con their nightly tasks hand in hand
they ascend the hill whereon stands the
brick edifice for the training of , ‘shooting
ideas." There these young hearts, with
like desires, ho,)es and fears, must semi
rate, though they have gone for the same
purpose, u common school education. The
one with scores'of his own sex, Must learn
to add, substract, multiply and divide un
der the direction of a pedagogue of the
masculine gender, while the other with as
many more little figures in pantalets, must
be initiated into these mysteries by one of
the Mminino gender. What is the result ?
Every faithful teacher has grown heart-sick
over the utter want of ambition, which
aharactei izes too many pupils.
Co-education may not remedy all these
defects, but it will have Me influence. Both
scare will be stimulated to action and not
only this, but the good effect will be felt
morally and socially. Let such a system
once prevail till it shall be perfected, and
the most skeptical will be convinced of its
utility, for the advantages are manifold.
First. Teachers will find it easier to ar
range a school according to grades and ea
sier to govern after the arrangement has
been made. Instead of placing all the
boys between certain ages in one room and
all the girls of corresponding ages in an
other. each division might be subdivided,
placing alt the boys and girls equally ad
vanced !none room, those of the next high
er grade in another, and so on from the
Primary Department to the Iligh School.
Thus each teacher would be able more ea
sily to classify his school, have a smaller
number of recitations and consequently be
able to devote more time to each. Instead
of being compelled to hurry through seve
ral lemons in some branch, leaving unnoti
ced many important topics, which might
be profitably discussed in connection with
it, or without being able even to draw out
the opinion of each pupil upon the sub
ject in question, he will have but half the
number of lessons with twice the time for
eneh. We need not dwell upon the advan
tages arising from this arrangement. Ev
ery teacher feels them for himself.
Secondly. A school may he much more
easily governed. 'the "rod of correction"
will seldom need be applied and scholars
will be too ambitious to subject themselves
to the petty punishment of being kept at.
ter school. Again, pupils will feel too
much pride to descend to many little trick
eries with which they now seek to annoy
their teachers. Each sex will feel ambi
tious to excel not only in scholarship, but
'Thus nobler characters will be formed.
Impressions will have been made, which
will last beyond the six school hours, yes,
beyond all school-days, even down to old
age. From being educated together, each
sex learns to understand the other better
than it is possible otherwise to do. This
knowledge of human nature will serve
them in many a later day and in more than
one position in life.
Thirdly. Co education will have a re
fining effect on boys. In no other way
will female influence be so strongly felt.—
The coarse, vulgar jest, or wicked oath
will be checked on the lips of the rude boy,
when the wondering gaze of some gentle
blue eye meets his, as he enters the school
room or meets a little school-mate on the
street. The bad habit thus often checked
will at last cease , to be a habit and the boy
will be ashamed to swear. His rudeness
will give place to gallantry, till it will be
his study to be truly polite in all cases.—
The brother will not be unwilling to carry
hit sister's books, to shelter her from rain
under his umbrella, to support her totter
ing steps over the icy paths to which his
feet are accustomed, or to draw her thro'
the snow on hiv last new sled. If he has
no sister, he will be a brother to some bro.
therless girl, for boys and girls who attend
the same school, year after year from child
hood, have the same friendship for each
other that children of the same sex have.
Boys thus educated, lose their fondness
for the rougher and more boisterous sports.
Becoming more quiet and thoughtful they
acquire that taste for home pleasures which
shall shield them from many temptations
in after years. Boys educated only with
boys for companions, have a contempt for
female influence and deride as effeminate
many a more manly youth, because he
yields to it, The manhood of the two
proves our theory the better.
Fourthly. Co•education will avail much
for •the gentler sex." We shall not then
find girls dozing over school books at night,
(if perchance one finds its way out of the
school room) and strolling to school next
morning with half learned lessons, conten
ted with their meagre pittance of know!.
edge, if they but escape punishment.—
They will not learn lessons for the suppo•
sed benefit of the teacher, but for them
selves. Girls with boys for classinates,
will be satisfied with nothing less than a
thorough, practical education ; gne that
will fit them for usefulness in any position
ill life. A few years spent over the corn•
mon branches at a common school, follow
ed by one or two years at a boarding school
will no: be sufficient to make a finished
young Indy, who may ignore school books
forever after, and store her mind only with
newspaper stories or the last novel. Is she
capable of nothing higher than this f We
see no reason why the sexes should not be
associated in the same classes, from the
Darning of the alphabet, through all the
bmnekes requisite for admission to college.
While one pursues the collegiate course,
the other may finish her education at some
seminary and be a really intelligent and
, accomplished lady, without being branded
VOL. XXII. NO. 1.
a "Blue Stocking." If circumstances do
ny a young lady the privilege of attending
any hchool higher than the public, she will
make the most of it, The ambition which
there stimulated her to aim as high as the
other sex, will still cling to her. She
have a taste for solid reading, and, as books
are within the reach of all, in this happy,
land, she will gratify her taste, till she will
be as intelligent as many a one on whom
fortune has poured more plentiously her
gifts. Many a father's labors in the coun
ting room might be lightened by the assis
tance of a daughter, with but the knowl
edge of business, which' can be acquired
at the public school. Many a brother strug
gling for an education might be taught at
home by an elder sister. We have now in
our mind one instance in which a sister ed
ucated several younger brothers, till they
entered college. Each of these young
men graduated with the highest honors.
This was due to the ambition of a sister,
who was educated with those of the other
Lastly, we hope the time is coming when
all persons interested, will so feel the ad
vantages of co-education, that the subject
will be no longer open for discussion. A
gain we say it has manifold advantages and
"We speak that we do know, we testify
that we have seen."
Variety's dot rery spice of We.
An Intelligent Voter,
An amusing incident occurred in the
town of Oxford on election day. A voter,
whose litarary qualifications were called in
question by the Board of Selectmen, under
the .!reading" law, lately passed in this
State, undertook to enlighten their minds
by complying with its provisions. He
could spell tolerably, but found it difficult
to read. An easy place was found, and
by spelling slowly, the sense was deter.
mined, until the last word teas reached,
which was "Governor." The voter came•
to a full step—a dead halt ! That word
was a "poser." He was requested to spell
it. He did so, but spelled it wrong He
was then told to try again He did so, but
hesitated again. lie stumbled among the
three syllables for some time, and at last
was requested to pronounce the word: A
long pause ensued, He was encouraged
to try once more. He then braced himself
up for the effort, ants with determination
in his face. ho said he could not exactly
say what the word was, but he believed it
was "gorner," He was then told he was
a , ggorner" himself—but if he would stick
to his spelling book a year more, he prob
ably would be so far in possession of the
legitimate quetkfacation that he could be
made an elector.—Ex.
Siir!Widow Patience! what on earth
are you thinking about 1"
"Nothing else in the world but my de
parted husband. He was such a devo
ted man—Always bringing hotne his little
kindness to me. I couldn't help. think
ing just now, when I hoard Mrs. Brown's
sassages sizzling, about what poor Mr. Pa
tience used to do for me. He knowed
was fond of sassiges, and he hardly ever
somever came without bringing me a sac
sige in his pocket. He was fond of eggs
himself, and would eckasionally fetch
home a few for himself. But he was al.
ways sure to lay a sassige on the table.....
Never laid his eggs there—never think of
'em ; and sometimes I'd ask 'Simon, where
is your eggs?' Jest as like as not he'd
be sittin' on 'eat "—Boston Poat.
111. - “ Once upon a time," a Methodisi
Preaches, who, like Methodist Preachers
generally, disliked long prayers, went to
a meeting at which a Presbyterian 'anklet's
was officiating. He entered with his great
ooat on, as the worshippers were about
going on their knee., knelt hard by the
stove, which happened to be pretty hot.
The prayer commenced. The suppliant ;
waxed warm, and so did our Wesleyan
friend by the storm Thiprayer went on,
and on, and on; and the'perapiration rolled
down the face of the Alethedist gentleman.
who at length arose, deliberately drew of
his great coat, and then went daw n m i . 66
aching marrowbones again, saying in a
low, but very determined voiee as he did
so, to his long-winded Presbyterian broth
er, here's at you for all night I"
WOHAN's Love,.—"Sam, I got one ob.
de worst women for a wife dat any niggw
e'er haft !"
"Why. Joe, don't she lub your • ,
uph, sun; I link
Woman's love is login rubber,
It strata the ntote, th morn joulub her."
"Yes, Joe, ~ .
Woman's lob am like Seoteh snuff,
I zot mie pinch, And dat's entilr