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ter Col, Pa.
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Still retains as Principal, MrLE.R.CAMP BELL,
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NER GRIDLEY ; As.
sistant, Miss A. E CemensUL The expenses
litr Term are : Tuition, from $5 to $6 ; Bon:rd,
- from $1.50 to $1.75, per week; Rooms for self
\boarding from $2 to $4. Emelt term commences
pon Wednesday, and continues .Fourteen
„walks,' Yell term ; Aug.27th;lB62;Winterterra,
Dec.loth, 1662 ; and spring] term, March 25th,
lE63_ • 0. R. BASSETT, President.
W. W. GRIDLEY, Sect'y.
Lewisville, July 9, 1862.1
COUDERSPORT, POTTER COUNTY, PENN.,
A. S. AIIIIIIBI 4 RONG
ITATING refitted and' newly furnished the
house on Main street,irecently occupied
by R. Rice, is prepared to laccommodate., the
traveling public in as good style as can be had
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BY altEilbi J. LINWOOi
."tfii'lls - on a calm 'autumnal eve I strayed,
Along the beauteods Susquehanna shore;
Thu•sanbeatnelen the'itaters gently played,
While rivilets murmurs mingled with its roar
I gazed iii_silent rapture,.wl!ile.l,stodd.
Andvieweddreation'i*onders There display'd;
The wild o'erhanging rock, the silver flood,
The lofty bill in verdure green arrayed,
A calm 'soft feeling did pervride my soul.
As on the charms of mutate there I gazed;
And• while in pride I saw the river roll,
My heart the Author of these,beanties prais'd
Awake ) I cried, Come lend thy gentle aid,
My slumb'ringmu3e aivake,nor longer dream
Within this silent, this sequesterectshaae,
PH tune* , lyre to poesy's soothing theme.
Hail, Susquehanna ! hail, ye rural shade 1.
There with, the muse at evening's silent hour
The bard,perhaps,will*anderthroirour glades,
And lost in deep reflection, own her power.
0, let me to these sacred _shades retire,
And shun the haunts where busy man bath
trod ; [inspire,
Indulge the thoughts which scenes likC these
And muse in silence on the passing flood.
How lovely to repair to this sweet spot,
To wander through the rural shady grove ;
To here repose within somb lonely grot,
Or by the margin of the stream to rove.
How sweet at close of day when all is still,
To watch the glorious sun depart the world;
While as be kinks behind the western bills,
The clouds &trees are tinged with living gold.
Or when pale eve her dewy mantle spreads,
To mark the lovely placed queen of night
As o'er the hills her radiance bright she sheds,
Andgilds the rippling waves with silverlight.
In these romantic shades, and rOcky bills,
'Tis sweet to walk at this calm twilight hour,
Where autumn's changing h,ues,reign foretells
Of winters stern,with rugged storwy power.
Yes soomyesweet,ye peaceful hlunts,your trees
• Wilt be divested of their mantle green,
By autumn's tro=ts; whose gentle evening •
Now softly sighs, and waves their foliage
Chill winter too, king orthe northern blast,
Will soon approach, clad in his wild array;
The pensive autumn's gentle: reign be past,
And nature own his stern and rigid sway.
Farewell, then, huMble tales and heath-clad
Ye moss-grown rocks,'" take my leave of you;
Ye gurgling fountains and meandering rills,
To'you I bid a lingering, fund adieu.
But when returns . the mild and gentle spring,
With balmy breeze ; with fresh and bloom
Perhaps, to hail the sweets she then will bring,.
Again I'll - seek these lovely sylvan bowers,:
The Price of a Wife.
'it would be .a curious speculation to
trace the habits and customs whichliavo,
from the earliest ages, and in all comm.
helped to fasten upon us these
sordid feelings which make marriage
something like a gatubling, transaction ;
in all barbarous nations the father of a
girl conceived he had a right to some
compensation froti; the husband for her
services, and as a remuneration for the
trouble and expense of, bringing her up.
In the early histeiry of all nations in their
uncivalized state, the custom prevail's :
the vvoman is sold for a price: Among
the Hebrews. and the Arabs the price
paid to the father was sometimes very
considerable. An ordinary price was five
or six camels. and
.if the bride was very
beautiful, or highly connected (rank and
station had their influence even in the
earliest, ages.) the, fifty sheep or a mare
and foal Were aided: At the Beige of
Troy an accomplished lady was valued at
four oxen. And: when Danaus found he
could not get his , daughters' married, lie
advertised that !be was ready to receive
suitors for them without expecting any
presents—that is, that he was ready to
get rid, of thein at any price,or at no price.
Among the savage tribes of our own days
the custom prevails. The red man of
America still bargains for his wife,
the price varies Teem four horses down to
a bottle of brandy. The Russians do not
mince the matter as . more civilized na
tions de, but when a marriage is proposed,
the lover, accompanied by a friend, goes
to the home of the bride and says to the
mother—"show us your merchandize, we
have got money." The Ancient Assyr
ians deserve some credit for the custom
they introduce ; every year they put all
their , beauties up tb auctieu,and the prices
that were giyenforthese were applied by
way of a portion for those who were not
beautiful. Thus all, of both sorts, got
married; the 'one for their beauty the
dther the fnoney whit:1111)00y not
their own had gained for them. They
made sensuality give a dowry to avarice;
but still marriage was a lottery.
• C. An editaities'ertbei ti,Atiisitag,sbene,is
"a solemn and interesting occasion"—
probably because he was not allowed to
participate. • , •
It is said that "the' pen is mightier
than the siord." Neither are of much
use watuutt:tberliA4ex."-'•;":::i •
Debbie) to the itiliciples of Ihe De.l4oohe9, 446 flio PisselTl4Alio4 of 304149, f.ittllittho 446 fetus.
COUDERSPORT, POTTER COUNTY, PA., WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 19, 1862.
A RUSE DE GUERRE.
"Well, this don't pay!" exclaimed Har
ry who was seated with his long
legs dangling from the window.sill.—
"There's that old fellow just going to
pitch into. that enormous apple-pie, and
there are sliced peaches and cream in
abundance. Now, its bad enough, it
strikes me, to be eaten up by the mosqui
toes, and other varmints, too fearful to
mention, not to speak of the intolerable
heat, without the Tantalus-like punish
ment of •seeing and hearing other people
enjoy themselves, with not the remotest
Chance of being asked to participate. It
don't,pay, and I defy human nature to
stand it, either !"
"Its al! very well to say it don't pay,"
grumbled another, who answered to the
nickname • of 'Growley,' and who was
perched up on a cross-beam, something
like a chicken roosting. "But what's to
to be done There is no chabce.for rest
—what, with the infernal •consin, cousin'
of these mosquitoes, and there is no more
whisky left to keep us awake; in short,
as the poet elegantly expresses it—there's
no nothing !"
"That's so !" echoed the rest, who were
in quire as bad a humor as their comrade
"And yet," continued he we must sit
"Roost here, 'Grow ley,"' interrupted
some one. .
"Well, roost here, and roost here, list
ening to the sounds of merriment in
which we can take no art. I, for one,
wont stand it, and aw for storming the
house, carrying off th pretty daughter,
hanging up - the old man, and kicking up
the devil generally I"
"No, no, no!" interrupted Harry S—,
the first speaker. "Don't let us employ
any violent means. I have an idea,—we
will take gentle means to soften this old
. rebel I believe hint to
be, though piofessing Union sentiments
—we will charm him with music. 'Mu
sic hath charms,' you know, 'to soothe
the savage breast :' and we know that
Orpheus braved even the dangers of hell
through the magic of his lyre."
"1 tell ybu what it- is,.-S--—,"---ery
claimed a comrade, in a voice of mingled
indignation and mockery, "you'se evident
ly tight; I have suspected it all along,
but now I'm certain of it ! The idea of
making any iwpr.ession on the old rebel's
hearti you might as well try to keep the
devil from piling on the coal by playing
him an air on the jewsbarp. As for that
fable of Orpheus, I don't believe a word
of it, and am under the strong conviction
that the only lyre (liar) in the mat
ter was the person who first invented the
"For my part," interposed another, who
had not, yet spoken, "I think Harry is
right lOur involuntary and evideuly un
willinghost is a German, and Germans,
you kow, are all proverbially fond of
music Besides, hasn't he been bawling
himself hoarse all the evening with 'Was,
ist das Deutcher Faterland,' &c.,
"I don't see any harm in trying, any
how. We can, at most, but make 'the
night hideous'—when, in self-defence.
and if for nothing else but to stun, our
mouths, he may be tempted to send as
some of the good things visible on the
"Well, strike up, then, whoever has
any tune left in him," exclaimed Grow
ley. "I'm sure I'm in for the good things
for-I'm as hungry as a wolf." So saying,
he gave a preparatory snort, that might
have served as the introductory to a grand
"By heavens, none of that !" exclaimed
all in chorus. "Don't you join in, Grow
'ley, or you wilt have the old Dutchman
vacate the premises altogether, and the
pies and 'goodies' now visible, disappear
ing up the chimney, like the magic sq
per in a Christmas pantomime!"
"Well, blow-your own horn, then, ,for
d—d if I'll help you any more," answered
the indignant vocalist.
"That's gratitude, that is ! After me
doing all I could to mend matters, too.
Well, well, republics are proverbially un
grateful. and the soldiers of a ,republic
are the most ungrateful of all created be
Tugs Now you may let Harry sing for
"Yes, Harry, do you start it," now
echoed from every aide. "Out with it,
old boy !"
Thus urged, Harry S—,who had re
ally a fine voice, struck up a tune, in
_which the rest joined with admirable ef
feet, for, although the music might not
have passed muster at the 'Academy,' we
doubt if sweeter strains had ever before
arisen and mingled with the moonlight
air of that region, at least.
But it is time to give an explanation
of the period,' and circumstances of this
The party assembled numbered. five,
and they were all members of that splen
did body of young men known as the 'An
derson Troop,' and of which Philadelphia
ie eo justly - proud. It teas just before the
great battle of Antietam, and in their
character of btlependent scouts they .had
been out in search of information of the
strength and whereabouts of the enemy—
when, night approaching, they had been
compelled to seek shelter at the farm
house, in the cutbildings of whieh we find'
them. Their host was, as has already
been said, a German," and this particular
evening, on which aur story opens, ap
pears to have been a festive one with him.
At least so judged our friends, as, dis
mounting at the door, a savory smell of
pies and puddings ,almost overpowered
their famished senses. if so, however,
the old German, with the natural reserve
of his race, was not going to have any in
truders in his festivities; so, hastily fur
nishing them with a plain but substantial
supper, he gave orders to his sole man
servant to establigh them in part of the
out-buildings. where their presence would
not interfere with his frolic.
There may have been another reason
for this churlishness on the part of the oid
gentlewan,for he had a very pretty daugh
ter—the Fraulein Katrina, whose sigh
teenth birthnight he was about to cele
Now, Itatrina was a sweet and charm
ing creature—made up of real living flesh
and blood—none of your icy, sylh-like na
tures or forms —but unsophisticated,
warm-hearted, and impulsive. So, per
haps the caution of the father, in not ad
mitting five wild, but very good looking
fellows beneath his family-tree was just
Our young friends, however, did not
think so—as later, when established in'
their comfortless, barn of a place, they,
by reason of a window opposite, became
dissatisfied witnessesof their host's fes
tivities. Beside, the fair Katrina had al
ready turned tha heads of wore than one
of the party, a❑d each time as she flitted',
by the open casement in search of some
delicacy for herself or to replenish her
father's plate, but added to the flame al
ready lit within their over-susceptible
hearts. Spurred on, then, by love and
appetite, they determined, by singing a
popular song, to make one last effort to
soften the heart of the obdurate parent.
- The -- first' , vers - of'their SonaliacT SeiiTee
melted away in the balmy night air, when
a form appeared at the window opposite.
It was the charming Katrina; and lit
up as wai her . Heb t e-like form, by the
glowing lights within the room, with the
dark outlines of the open casement for a
frame she. presented as pretty a picture
as one would wish to gaze upon. Rem
brandt-like in effect, the singers were for
the moment almost spell-b3und at the
sight, but determining to charm her com
pletely, they gave chorus in. fine style—
just trilling ;the last line with a little
touch of feeling that quite delighted them
selves, even. They sang well—they were
singing for their suppers; for well they
khew that he who can but will not sing
for his supper, does not deserve to have
any. So t hey sang well, these young fel
lows, inspired as they were by the savory
sight of the apple tarts, and the graceful
contour of the charming Katrina.
This fair maiden, the while, was•leaning
eagerly from the window, ber back to
wards the singers, but her head turned
around so as to catch the sweat sounds
hafting towards her.
papal" she cried at last, as the fi
nal note of the chorus died away. "0,
papa, who can that be ringing? H3w
,delightful to have a serenade, and on my
birth-night, too !"
"Ya !" answered 'papa,' with the ut
most sangfroid, and demolishing at the
Same time the last of the pie; "Ya. I
tinks as how it must be de screech owls."
"Oh, no, papa, it's real nice singing
Why, surely you mit hear it ?"
" r Ya, ya, now I duke I does hear some
ting," answered the old Dutchman, roll
ing towards the window like a perambu
lating beer cask. "Ya, it's them fellows
over der, dat makes all dish noise," he
continued, as, having finished the last
mouthful of the pie, he found \ time to
think over the matter. "Ya ! dat's it.
It'r them soldiers as come to-night for a
"But, papa," expostulated the maiden ]
"what made you put them over there ?
Why, didn't you give them a room in the
"Ya! yrs! and have dem cut up de
debil in de house. No, no. 1 knows
what dese soldiers are !"
"Oh, papa, I'm sure they are real nice
persons. Now do have them over; do.
There's a dear papa! They will make
such a nice company for my birth-night;
1 declare it will be quite a party I"
"Ya, ya !” exclaimed the old gentle
man ; "dat's just de way with dese wo
men-folks. Dey finks of nothing but
parties and balls. Dat„ was just de way
with my poor frow, who. is an angel now,
so we hopes. But Pit see what can be
done. John !" he continued, calling to•
his servant man; "just you goes over
dare and tells doss young gentlemen dey
please walk over here."
Nowt as, every word of this =versa-
Lion had been distinctly heard by the ea•
ger group clustered together in the little
hay-loft, it may be readily understood that
John, on his appearante found them fully
prepared to accompany them forthwith.
So, In a few moments, they were 'nicely
seated iu the : best parlor of the *Orthy
German, with the pretty Miss Katripa
pouring out large tumblers full of deli
cious currant-wine of tier own making.
The evening thus happily inaugurated,
things were now going ou most ,swim
iningly, when the tramping of many hor
ses was beard, and a body of cavalry rode
up to thy honse. By the noise wade, it
was evident that the troop, whatever it
,was quite considerable,
and not knowing ' whether they were
friends or enemies, it was deemed expe
dient that our small band of heroes should
conceal themselves, to await further de
velopment, for in their eagerness to ob
tain some knowledge of the enemy. our
little party Ivere-now far beyond the Union
"lines," and what is called "neutral
ground," that wasus likely to be traversed
by the enemy as by their own forces.—
"An ounce of prevention is worth= a
pound of cure," says an old proverb, and
although much against their wishes ; our
five friends could not but concede to the
wisdom of the fair Katrina, who insisted
upon hiding them, until at least the mo
tives and chatacter of the strangers could
This needed but little time to evince
--for soon•the loud oaths•and boisterous
voices of a numerous body of Men rang
through the old house—while their) con
versation showed them to be rebels. For.
tut:lately the horses of our friends had
been turned out into a distant field on
their arrival, so that this means of detec,
tion was removed—for, had their horses
been in the stables, their presence must
have been instantly dieoiered.
From where they were concealed our
party could see a rebel officer and soldiers
enter the little parlor which they had just
left—and could see them eating the re
mains of the good things with which they
had fondly.hoped to till the still:existing
cavities of their unappeasable stomachs.
Of the rebels there were about twenty,
tfue of show had b - een Tiifi - as a guard ht
the outside door of the farm-house, and.
feeling perfectly secure, they now gave
themselves entirely to the business of de.
=fishing the pretty little latrina's pies
and cakes, evidently very much to the
girl's complete disgust. •
New it may readily be understood that
our brave boys of the Anderson-Troop
bad no idea .of standing there quietly
while the rebel gluttons filled their vile
Vortunately the room in which they
had been so unceremoniously thrust, on
the approach of the rebel cavalry, was , a
corner one containina e windows at the
side • after a whispered consultation, then,
it was determined that they should let
themselves drop from one of these win
dows upon the soft sward which surround
ed the house. This they did, unikbseived,
while the rebel soldier, who had been left
to keep guard, was pacing in front of the
The next thin teas to surprise and
overcome this not over wary ;fintrdian,
and this was done so noiselessly that those
inside the house Were not a whit the wiser.
Our heroes might now have escaped in
safety, but a grand idea seized them, and
they determined to practise a trick upon
the too-confident enemy, that 'if success
ful, would place them entirely at their
mercy. Fortunately for the furtherance
of this ruse de guerre, one of the party
was familiar with the bugle, so' that he
was enabled to make a- proper use of the
one left by the rebel bugler at the saddle
bow—most luckily, too, the moon had
bidden herself behind a heavy mass of
clouds, leaving but little light to betray
their stratagem. So leading the horses
of the enemy which had been carelessly
fastened in front of the house, cautiously
away, taking care the while, that their
footfalls were muffled 'by the mossy sod
—they got them sonic distance from the
house, when, each mounting a horse and
leading two others, they charged with sa
bres( clanking, and bugle sounding ' up be
fore the house.
The rebel crew, surprised, and itnmag
join( that the Federalists were in force,
attempted to rush down stairs and gain
their horses; but iu vain, at the foot of
the stairs they were met by the gallant
Anderson boys, who owing to the con,fined
and startled vision of the surprised rebels,
looked to them like a whole host of Fed
crals sent down to trap them. So. de
ceived by the uncertain light, as well as
by the heavy tramp of numerous horses,
which they had heard, they did not doubt
for a moment brat that they were sur
rounded. This idea was heightened by
orders, given in a loud tone, by the bold
authors of the rase to their imaginary fol
lowers, to guard every avenue of escape,
and -'shoot the d—d rascals if they darLd
to show their heads," also, by' a bugle.
call in the distance, which yet mounded
far and near. • This last addition , - to the
TERRp.--$l.OO PER 4N.NWAS
ruse, as may be supposed, was the work
of the amateur bugler of the party, who
in meantime had started off again
full-tilt, and having 'attained - a goodly dis
tance) had• blown a blast upon his bugle
with all his might: This Succeeded to
admiration; for conceiving that it leas
the announcement of the arrival of a fiesh
body of; Federal soldiery, they at once
threw down their arms, and defiling mit
one by one s were each securely bound
succesSion, before they had time eveb to
wisp* the shrewd trick which had been
practiscd upon them ; but, when they
did, WC oaths and vows of vengeance of
the deceived party were fearful to bear—
for, twenty men in all, they jowled that
tiny had been surrounded - by but a fourth
of their number. But it was too late
now, for their captors were iu fl2ll
sessiou i and to the proud chivalrfa,.,im ,
mense mortilleation they were starfa of
towards the Union "lines," by the brave
Anderson boys ) amid the unttstrainablo
laughter of the fair Katrina ) who delight=
ed at the ruse ) and quite captivated by
the daiing fellows who had practised iti
was, as all good girls should be i intensely
and emphatically fur '
!The waled of hearts, the drlicin of hadds— ,.
The Union-the Unitin forever!"
"TILE SPIRIT oP '76."—The lad—fot
he was but a stripling, though he had
seen hate serviCelay stretehed out on
the seat of the car. Another lad, of less
than Malty summers, with his arm in
sing , 'came and took a seat behind him i
gazing, upon him With mournful interest.
Looking up to me, lot I was accompany
ing the sick boy to his home, be asked i
"Is he a soldier ?"
"Of svlbt regiment?" •
"The Thirteenth Illinois Cavalry. Are
you a soldier r' •
"Where do you belong 7"
"In the One hundred and fifth Reg:
intent of Illinois Volunteers."
"The One hundred and fifth Regi
ment :—That sounds well. Illinois is
"I did belong to the Eleventh Illinoit
"Then hot, came you in the One hum
dred and fifth ?"
g•I was wounded at the battle of Fott
Donelson, so that I was pronounced unfit
for service and discharged. But. I re
covered from my wound, and when thiy„
commeneed, raising this regiment in my
neighborhood, I again, enlisted."
Hitherto the sick boy had been per
fectly still. Now he slowly turned o'er;
looked up with glistening eyes, stretched
forth his hand with the slot , movement
of a sick man to the top of the sent, and
without sayinc , a word, eagerly grasped
the hand of die new recruit. The pain ,
otism the. glowed in those , :wan feature - e l
and prompted those slow, tremulous
movements, like electricity, ran through
every heart. Tho twice enlisted youth
as soon: as
r hf saw his intention, delighted
at the appreciation and reflection of his
own spirit, grasped the outstretched.handi
exclaiming, for you !"
Words cannot describe the effect upon
the passengers as they saw those hands
clasped In token or mutual esteem for
lore of country; a mutual pledge that.
each was ready to give his life, his all. fof
that country; they felt that the Spirit
of '76 still survived.—St. Louis Ltirao
"Stonewall" Jackson has been mule et
life Director of the Southern Bible Soci
One of the recruiting tents in kostect
has this motto :---etnne in out of the
Major General Sumner entered the at.
my as a private, nod ruse through all
ranks to the highest.
An exchange sdys that if yew want a
kind of money that trill stick to you in
trouble, use postage stamps.
The Government of Brazil has &wide&
that after two years, the Amazon and its
tributafies shall be open to the ottutatureti
of all nations.
A speaker at one of the emniyei+sary
Meetings in Boston, in referring to hit'
Satanic - majesty. styled him .the cniginal
Somebody has written a book ms "Tho
art of making people happy without monz
ey." We are to an excellent eohdition
to be experimented upon.
The girls of Northatnpton hare item
sending a bachelor editor a halal of tan
sy, and wormwood. Ho says he &D I.
ease, its sweeter than matrimony, any.:
There is at . eisential difference be-Ince&
saying - our prayers and praying. Baal
persons may say their prayers; Duct by*
the good can ptay.
Somebody says.yery beautifully
the small planets are,nearest to the sun,'
so are !We children !learnt to emit'