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Lewisville, July 9, 1882.
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STORY FOR CHILDREN.
One of the sickest of the soldiers bro't
to New York on the Ocean Queen,a week
or- two ago, was a young man named
Henry '—, a Massachusetts volunteer.
He was a little fellow—scarcely seventeen,
I afterwards learned:,--and his smooth
face was very boyish,. and innocent in its
look The hair was . tropped close on his
shapely head, and his eyes, tho' clouded
with fever, and wild]looking—for he was
often wandering in mind—told of unu
sual intelligence , •and I thought I could
discover in his general appearance tokens
which indicated that'he had gone from a
home- of more than ordinary comfort, and
from care that was loying and assiduous,
to: fight in the armies of t his country; and
to fall a prey to insiduous disease. Like
very many of 'the sick,_ he had been so
,had suffered so much, and
was so weak,-that Utterance was exceed
ingly aiffi.cult, now that he was where
there were attentive friends to watch by
him, and to encourage him in his trouble.
Hia sentences were broken; and his com
mand of language seemed nearly gone,
the words bowing out disjointedly.
As the ship appro'ached a New York,
and when he was toy we were almdst at
our wharf, Henry's eye caught and un
wonted lustre, and a half-smile played
upon his smooth, flailed face. ' '
"I'm so glad !"
Poor fellow, New York suggested' to
him quiet, and more 'comfort than the
hospital of the camp or the crowded berth
of the hospital ship could afford. • It also
made him feel near home and tender
"If mother only kneW%she would come."
"Your mother shall know, my dear'boy.
As-soon as the ship touches the wharf, I
will telegraph her, if you like."
"0, do; if 'she would only come."
So I took from the sick boy his moth
er's addrcesit was a town in the sub
urbs 'of Boston , one of those beautiful
suburban villages, which I had often rid
den through, to covet a's the fit spots for
happy homes. After taking the. address,
I gave Henry - his punch, and he soon fell
into a sleep, which happily must . ; have
lasted till we were in -the hospitable bar
; bor of the Empire City, and the hutrying
feet of officers and sailors above and the
'slow pull of the engines awoke him!
Once we were fairly at the vharf,ll dis
c patched a messenger, to the telegraph of
fice, and tefore many hours the mother
knew that her boy was in NewY. ork,
longing for the sight of her kind face, and
for her loving attention.
On Sunday Henry was conveyed in an
express wagon to the New York hoiPital.
I could have wished for him a better ve
hicle, but it was impossible that he should
have anything else. As be was Jorne
over the gangway, I came to him and
taking his hand, bade into be courageous,
fur his mother would t , pCedily conic to him.
"Thank you. I'm too glad."
And then left him, for there' were
many othei sick men that needed at
Monday morning I made my liray to
the hospital, and passing through the
wards, crowded with fevered men, I came
upon Henry, and by his side was a lady.'
His mother had indeed come hur
rying as fast as steam would let her,
and was now laying her cool hand on the
hot forehead of the tired, sick boy: He
did not open his eyes as I spoke ito the
mother and- expressed my thankfulness
that my young patient had got so fit a
nurse, And my hopes that under snob
care as be would now get, the fever would
abate, and Henry would soon be again in
his home in
( Poor little fellow !" she said. It does
seem lard that so young a boy—not yet
seventeen—should - have had such hard
ships to endure. But he Wanted, to go,
and I could not forbid him. Some moth
ers must suffer, and God has chosen me."
Ah, yew! Many mothers must suffer.
The pains which rack, the weakness
which enfeebles the occupants of these
many couches are not borne by them e
'alone, but oppress the hearts of mothers,
and sisters, and wives, and swecithearts
in many distant horites. War layi a rude
hand on the happiness of thousands of .
Bidding the mother a good morning,
.and again expressing my hopes for the
recovery of her boy; I left, praying that
if disease or wound 9 should fall to ;the lot
of my own soldier boy, God would bless
him with the opportunity of having his
The next•day, in the afternoon, I was
again in= the ward. , The 'mother was
there - no longer administering' to poor
Henry's wawa, or• gently wiping his brow
—for he was past the need of such care
n oW-L•dead. if
Bearing up •bravely under OK( load of
her great grief, expressing no diScontent
with. the ordering of Providence which
had decreed that ! , her eldest bora should
thus, and'tlittS early 'die," Only,thinkful
thae..Giarhad 'Opted ler Wet raia
liege to close the dim eyes:and witness
the departure of the young spirit, oho
DoboteD to - Hie, of Dye DeiT)ootgeD, Qipsokiligtioq o goat, titetittO RIO VolOs:
COUDERSPORT, POTTER COUNTY, PA., WEDNESDAY, JULY 23, 1862.
made the preparations for oonreying the
dear body to her home.
"Oh, it seemed so good that Henry
should not have to die.alone, as that poor
fellow in the next ward did this morning,
nel one even knowing ,his name , . Dear,
dear boy, be shall rest near by me, and
not where I might never see : his grave.
Oh, I am thankful, sir."
So God sweetened that mourner's
afffietion. And he has illumined the
cloud of mourning which now rests upon
many a'household, by sendine the happy
assuranbe that the father, - 'or son, or
brother; or lover fallen, fell in the dis
charge of duty, a sacrifice unnoted, it may'
he, by the millions who rejoice over vie
tbry, bit hailed with trumpeted acclama
tions in the borne to which ho has gone
irom battlefield, or camp, or hospital.
I haVe narrated but a simple history.
It has nothing exciting about it or in its
Circumstances very different from hun
reds of others Which might be told. But
oath and love are never trite subjects,
ftnd the simplest story that tells of them
Will conic home to many tender hearts.
So Henry has gone to his long borne,
nd we! trust and firmly believe, to sit, a
lorified one at the right hand of his
Saviour.—.N. Y. Chronicle.
ANOTHER LIERO.—The far is bring
ing heroes to light, not only among the
whites, but among the blacks. The col
ored pilot of Charleston is one of the first
namedJ. Here is another :
I.lVhen Burnside unfurled the Stars
and St y rlpes in sight of Roanoke,he saw a
little anoe paddling off to , him, which
held a single black man; and in that con
traban hand victory was brought to the
Ariny of the United States of America,
led by Burnside. He came to the Rhode
Island General, and said : 'This is deep
water, and that is shoal; this is swamp,
this is !firm land, and that is wood ; there
are four thousand men here, and one thou
sand there; a cannon here, a redoubt
there.' The whole country was mapped
out as l an engineer could not have done
it in a month, in the memory of that man.
And Burnside was loyal to humanity,and
believid him. Disloyal to the Northern
pulpitj i disloyal to the prejudice of race;
lie was loyal to the instincts of our com
mon nature—knew that man would tell
him the truth, and obeyed him. The
soldiers forded where the negro bade them,
the vessels anchored in the deep water
he poihted out, and that victory was plan
ned, it there was any strategy about it,
in thejbrain of that contraband, and to
day h stands at the right iiand of Burn
side, ciad in uniform, long:betore Hun
ter armed a negro, with the'pledge of the
Gener i kl that as low* as helves and has
anything to cat, the man who save him
Roanoke shall have a loaf." 1
THE REBUKE OF A uHILD.—The eve
ning titer, the news of the surrender of
Fort Denelson reached Albany a striking
incident occurred at the Dela.van House.
The city was wild with joy. NewsbOys
gathered a rich harvest. All purchased
-Quite late in the evening a small lad
about seven, entered the reading room,
and .cried "Fort Donelson surrendered;
evening papers three cents." His extreme
youth' and intelligent, pleasing r manner
A gentleman caught the, boy, and drew
him to his side, paid a liberal pride for a
paper; and with repeated Oaths pronoun
ced him a "man" a '!fine boy;" that ho
would make a general; and for_aught he
knew 'a president? and asked his father's
name.; The lad replied, "My father is
dead." "Well, well,' . said the geritleman,
"I mist adopt you as my boy ; and with
renewed oaths, declared ho would make
a "lauver ; and may be, sir, we'll make
a Governor of the State of New York
out of you."
His frequent profanity, yet earnest and
affectionate manner quite silenced the lad,
and he submissively yielded himself to
the fo i rce that held him. The gentleman'
saw bis depression of spirit, and kindly 1
stroking . his head, inquiringly asked,
"Say' my son, bow would you like that,
to goand live with me, and become a
Man n the wqrld ?"bl •
The little boy kindly but firmly replied,
"I iihouldn't live with-- a - man that
The swearing gentleman was hit
Scores of bystanders heard it all, and saw
his mortification. The boy was released
and quickly left the wounded gentleman
to p4dket as best he could; the cutting
rebuke of an orphan child that he had
failetito corrupt by his thoughtless and
As eople usually sprinkle the floors
befote sweeping them, says an old bach
elorj so some ladies sprinkle their hus
bands'with tears in order that they may
sweep the cash out of their pockets.
the meanest man in the world is living
kew Teriey. In helping him out of
river' once, a man tore the collar of
oat. The next day he sued him for
tilt and battery.
; A Word on Courtship. 1
There are certain young ladies in 'the
world who hold peculiar notions as to the
attentions they .receive from gentlercen.
They ; seem to thitir that'if a man is polite
and agreeable to them, if he happens to
take pleasure in their society,. and - visits
them two nights successively, he is bound
to 'propose marriage. - Strange to. Say,
some mammas labor under this delusion.
A short time ago,la, friend of oars visited
a young' lady three or four ,tveningSr in
succession, and as he' was; leaving , the
house for the lasOme, the mothercalled
him 'quietly into the parlor and asked him
what his intentions were. ; Our friend
promptly responded that - Lhe had ne in
tentions whatever; and-politely wishing'
the old lady goodnight, left the herise'
We' live in a fast age, and jt. would; 'al
most seem that conrtship must be Con
ducted in the acme railroad speed las
other things. '
Marriage is a serious matter, requiring
'Ong' and earnesti consideration. Two
youno• b people may be everything, that
could be wished ;for; they inlay be aini
able, affectionate in disposition, and lyiet,
because their tastes do not assimilate,
they willlive a yeti unhappy life together.
How are these young folk's to find; out
each other's temper and disposition 'is it
not :by time in each other'sScompany be•
fore; marriage ? I There can be no doubt
that the numerous unhappy marriages
which are made in the present day, arise
from the fact thtit the courtship is ;too
short. Marriage its not regarded With
sufficient reverence; it is often hurriedly
entered into and speedily repented. th
compels us to state that this is caused in
a giant measure ,by our young. ladiesl As
we 'have just stated, they appear to think
that if a man isl polite and agreeable to
them, he is in love, and is :bound at Obee
to declare his intentions. They fdrget.
that in seeking for a wife a man ought to
look for something more than bright
a brilliant complexion, and white silnt.
ders. These area all very, well in their
lye!, but beauty evanescent, and ithe
day will come when other qualities are
found necessary to,bind albeuseholdl
There should , be congeniality of Mind,
temper and disposition; there must be
mutual dependence and forbearancp,l all
of which cannbe be discoVered hi the
short courtships of the present day. j A
girl, too, should i remember that patent
leather boots, a!viell-fittinel coat, ar4lun
exceptionable whiskers, are not the:Only
things requisite for her future happiness.
Her laver may be a "perfect duck,' l'but
it is absolutely necessary that he shOuld
have a little manhood ardent him, or four
weeks of matrimony wilt dissipatel her
dreams and she will be cdmpelled 01, set
tle 'down to the Conviction that she; has
married a dolt ;whom She must despise.
The attributes i of true manhood and not
to be discovered in' two or. three inter
views. It requires months to fin& qut - a
person's character and disposition.': Com
plaint is often made by ladies that:gen
tleinee are not' l pelite to them, and de not
show them that respect which due
their sex. We are ungallant enough to
believe that the fair sex have only them
selves to blame in the Matter. If they
would allow social intercourse without
expecting anything more from their vis
itors; if they Ivould put down politeness
and agreeableneis for what it is wct , rth;
irthey would tot read a proposal inl every
compliment paid to them, they Would
enjoy life more;; they would havelMuch
better opportunities of judging a man's
real character, and by entertaining a f t large
number of visitors, increase their chances
of.meeting with !those who assimilate to
themselves .in I disposition, ' Who Would
make them loping, affectionate, and de
voted husbands.—Famay JournaValt.
HuMAN.l7.—Alon seldom think of
the great even of death .until the'had
ows fall across 'their own path, hiding
forever from their eyes the traces oflloved
ones whose living smiles, were the'i sun
light .of existence. Death is thOgreat
antagonist of life, and the thought of the
cold tomb is the skeleton of all feasts.
We do not want to go through awl dark
valley, although its passage mayleadr to
Paradise ; and ; with Charles Lamb, 'Vie do
net want to lie down in the muddy'grave,,
even with kings and princes, fer•our bed
fellows. But the fiat of nature mines:'
orable. There is no appeal from thegreat
law which•dooms us to dust .." NNr flour
ish - and fade as the leaves of the forest;
and the flowers that bloom and wither in
aiday have not a frailer hope cf life than
the mightiest monarch that evert shook
the earth with his footsteps. 9-enera
dons of men appear and vanish as the
grass, and the countless multitu4 which
Ellis the world to-day, will to-mon-OW die
appear as the;footsteps on the shore.
All fruits ,hSve military propeUsities.
When young they are well trained; they
produce many kernels ; 'and theirlohilets
are' very straight.
A lireckinridge Triumph;
In Pennsilvarkia, a large ,proportion e of
the friends 'of the late Judge DOUGLAS
have cut loeSe from thatßreekinridge fac
tion, which (first divided the DeMberatic
party, and then divided the Union. Some
of theni,hoever, went last Friday to the
Party-abov named COlll2l try Convention
at Harrisburg, hoping to regulate, if not
to control its action. But they were_out
numbered, and placed in a suborliinate
position throughout. *F. W. Hughes,
- a most malignant Secession sympathizer
—one of those most prominent in uttering
the falsehood that "Polk is a better Tariff
man than Clay",l was made, the Presi
dent, and appoints the State Committee,
himself. the Chairman—over Richard
The Resolutions aro, of the! . "Kane
Letter" web- of contradictions. They
have a. gloas of patriotism inteiadea to
seduce' thel casual reader
,: at the same
time, they' will suit every Rebel symm
thizer, end Jeff. Davis would say that—
fOrour State, at this
best calculated to aid him : for the men
elected under "it would cosperate with
him, no matter what cheat they , used to
obtain the power.
JAMES T. Bann; of Pittsburg, was
nominated; for Stirveyor General. He is
editor of the Polt, and is described to us
by gentlemen Who know him as a slip
pery, oily politician, fit for any desperate
work. He once nominated Buchanan
for re-election— l next came out for Doug
las—andf is now in, full faith With those
who' killed Douglas at Charleston. Pro
fessedly a War nan, he hinders the Ad
ministration 11'1 measures necessary to
ISAAC SLENRER, of Union county, for
Auditor (4eneral, is a more consistent
politician; having boasted of his unvary
ing party "fealty, and only one; year ago
not; only acknowledging. his vote for
Breekinridge, but justifying his vote.
He iis arespeetable lawyer, slow and
plodding 'in his turn for business. In
our I r ate local legal contests, Democratic
Judges decide him all wrong in the ex
pense and ill feeling in`which he plunged
his clients and the county. Inthe'peou
liar , qualifieatiOns for Auditor General,
all who know them both must admit the
superiority of 41'. CocHRAN, the locum
bent, who will be re-nominated atonce.
On the Slavery And War lquestion,
Mr. Slenker has an unenviable record.
In 1.849, ihe•stOod on the Free <Soil Plat . -
form of Saml W. Black, Gamble, Wilmot,
&e. In Union, county, he aided Shriner,
Hickok„ and Others in suppOrt of the
wrilat it is no part of the Compromises of
1 the Constitution that SlNvery should for ever
go, with the advancing tide of our; Territorial
progress, and similar sentiments.
He has since repudiated that senti
ment, and in Feb. 1861—when 6 . or S
States bad, seceded, after stealing 25 or
30 farts, araeaals, mints, &c., when the
Rebels had fired on the Star of 'the West.
and proclaimed Jeff. Davis their Presi
dent-111r. Slenker endorsed the follow
ing (among other) Resolutions at the
Lewisburg Convention :
Resolved, 2. That we deprecate civil War,
we believe that this UNION can NEVER
maintained by force of arms, arid that as
Democrats we are not willing
tu_take up arms to support a platform
)which a m ajority of the people repudiated
and Opposed at the polls.
3. That we cordially approve thepolicy of the
National delminisiration, Elluchanan'sl in its
wizeseind cOnciliatory course in the present per
ilous condition of the country.
, By that Co l nve k ntion ho Was sent a
veiegate to the Democratic Convention
at liarrieburg and left Court to attend
it: l He was a Vice President of that
body, which—!22d Feb. 186 - 1," when the
Rebellion was as open as flagrant—aided
and applauded it by thb following
"Bth. iThat they will, -by all proper and
legitimate 'means, oppose, discoun
tenance and prevent 'any at
tempt on tdie part of tile Repub.-
licanslin p l ower to make, any armed
aggression upon' the Southern States, espec
ially so lon,g as laws - contravening their rights
shall,renmin uerepealed on the statute books
of Northern States, and so. long as the just
demands of thel South shall continue to be
unrecognized by the Republican majorities
in these States, and unsecured by proper
aMendatOry explanations of the Constitutiop."
• It is inlet* afterwards yielded to the
storm of popular indignation that was
aroused by the attack upon FOrt Sumpter,
andlalked and acted more patilotically
after that time. But for months after
wards he expressed his admiration for
Breckinridg&—has acted with , and for
his •• friendst--and Slenicer wilt be voted
for - by every half-way or open friend of
the Rebels sin this State. :Inl, politics,
thoSe who nominate and support a man
prove what.he is.
The secret of Slenker's nomination ;is
said to be hie comparative ob'peuiity, and
thelact of his good
.rum foi; Judge last
Fall. But it should be remembered that
h&did not then—as he does now—ran
as aparty man. He: refused to be nom
inated or to be advocated as a Democratic
candidate ; bitt was voted for indepeu-
TERNS.- -$l.OO PER ANNIMi
dently . of party. Hadhe run , as a nomi
nee of a . party, he would have fallen fai
behind the vote be received.- A native
of our county, where he has relatives and
friends of influence in. both partiesr-not
running for a political station—his oppo
nent comparatively unknown, and loaded
down with false charges, with prejudiees,,
and personal and professional rivalries—.
Mr. Slenker had advantages which his
anti-war record- only. defeated. Three
Democratic) and Republican papers in the
District supported him, and he had the
neutral if not the positive aid of the only
German paper also—three papers only .
opposed him. Other candidates were
sacrificed for him. Money was used
profusely to,buy up all the purchasable
material for Slenker, and every effort
'(fair and unfair) was made in vain to
elect him. But, since his opponent,
Judge Woods, is known, and has been .
tried by the people, he would
Mr. Slenker two to one in running for
the same office. These facts may assure
those abroad that Mr. Blenher, running
no longer under "no party" colors, can.
not command last fall's vote. He now
stands forth nninistakably the embodi
ment of the Breckinridge faction, and ,
should be voted for or against, according
as our fellow citizens approve or condemn
that traitor's course previous to hie com-
plete apostacy.—Lewisburg Chronicle.
*This man's bosom friend and 'relative, Jac),
Hughes, was two years ago the "Democratic"
cawlidate, for Congress from Schuylkill and
Ncahumberland, and is now in the Rebel
ranks in North Carolina.
A Daring Exploit.
IA correspondent of the Cincinnati
Gazette relates the following bold exploit;
in front of Chattanooga:
The army was halted to rest and to
give time for a reconnoisance, in order to
learn the, enemy's position and strength.
This was a very difficult, and dangerous
matter, owing to the nature of the ground.
, unsuccessful attempts had bee
made to procure the much desired infor.
mation, when James T. Matteson, first
lieut, Co. C. 37th Indiana volunteers,
rode boldly up to within sixty yards or
the i enemy, halted; surveyed all his
intrenchments, accurately computed his
strength in number and position, um.•
tained the, number of his siege guns and
field artillery, then wheeled his horse and
rode r out, waving his cap triumphantly
through a tremendous shower of balls,
bidding defiance to the hundreds of Dla
siles of death whistling all around, and
rode up to theteneral, calmly, and pleas
antly smilin g , to give, his information.—
I asked hinihow be escaped. "Through
the mercy .of Ood dud very bad rebel
marksmanship,", ho promptly replied
laughing. This must certainly be very
true, for iibout three !hundred guns were
fired at him at the short distance of sixty
yards, and not one took effect. He said
that the balls sounded like.a very large
swarm of bs around him. It
versally ad mitted by all who witnessed
this exploit and are acquainted with the
circumstances, that it competes with any,
even in the annals of history.
CURRANTS PRESERVED.—Take ripe
currants free from stems; weigh them,
and take the same weight of sugar;* put
a teacup of sugar to each pound of it;
boil the syrup till it is hot. and clear,
then turn, it over the fruit; let it remain
one night; then sot it over the fire, and
boil gently until they are cooked and
clear; take them', into _ the jars or pots
with a skimmer, boil the syrup until rich
and thick, then pour it over the fruit.—
Currants may be preserved, with ten
pounds of fruit to seven of sugar. Take
the stems from BOVell pounds of the cur
rants, and crush and press the juice from
the remaining three pounds; put them
into the hot syrup, and boil .until rich
and thick; put it in pots or jars, and the
nest day secure as directed.
To PRESERVE STRAWEER ES.—To
two pounds of fine large strawberries,add
two pounds of powdered sugar, and put
them in a preserving kettle, over a slow
fire , till the sugar is melted; then boil
them ,precisely twenty minutes, as fast
as possible, have ready a number of small
jars, and put the fruit in, boiling hot.—
, Cork and seal the jars immediately, and,, ,
keep them through the summer in a cold,
dry cellar. The jars must be heated
before the hot fruit is poured in, other•
wise they will ,break.
.When was beef-tea first made in Eng.
land ?„ When. Henry the Eighth dis..
solved tha Pope's
It is no misfOrtune fox a nice young
woman to lose her good name if a nice
young man gives ber a better.
A young girl of the delicate variety
fainted the other day when told that gun
barrels were' often exhibited v;rithoute
"Now, mind you," whiapeied a servant
girl to her neighbor, "1 don't say as how'
misses drinks; but between yod and
the decanter wont keep full all day."