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VOLUME %V. -NUMBER 19.
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9M. W. Mei'Janney, Proprietor.
$1.50 Prl. Y e i/Alt, IN Twain cir I:7 iDPASOB.
* * .' 44- Devoted 'to the cause of Republicanism,
the interests of Agriculture, the advancement
of Education, 'and the best good of Potter
fcounty. Owning no guide except that of
Principle, it will endeaver to aid in the work
tof more fully Freedomizing our Country.
Auvaartasstmita inserted at the following
Sates, except where special bargains are made.
Square [lO lines] 1 insertion; -'- - •50
llu, u 3 " - - - $1 60
asubsquerkt inserticm less 413.1113, -
t'Sciiiiire4hree months,, - - 2 - 59
ii f , six. Hi 1 400
" nine "
" one year,
1 Column six months,' 20 00
" It it ' 10 00
II II CI I - 700
" .': per year. ,- - 40 00
Il‘ " " •--.-I - - '., - 20 00
Administrator's or Executor's Notice, 200
Ausiness Cards, 8 lines , or less, per year 5 00
Special end Editorial Notices,.pe. line, 10
* *All transient. advertisements must be
paigni advance, and no'notice will be' taken.
9f advertisements from a distance, unless they,
are 'acciiiapanied by the money or satisfactory
4 .3lanks i 1 1 and Job Work of all kinds,
tendedo to promptly and faithfully.
EUL4LIA LODGE. No. 342; A. M.
STATED Meetings on the 2nd and 4th Wedne
sdays of each month. Also.Masouicgather
lags on every Wednesday Evening. for work
and practice, at their Hall in Coudersport.
- ; TIMOTHY IVES,
sAkuEi. IlAvEs,"Sec'y, • • ' -
JOHN S. MANN;
ATTORNEY AND COUNSELLOR AT LAW,
Coudersport, Pa., will attend the several
Courts in Potter and WKean Counties. All
business entrusted in his care -will' receive
prompt attention. Office corner of West
and Third streets.
AIITaUR G. ,OLMSTED,
ATTORNEY Az COUNSELLOR AT LAW,
Coudersport, Pa., will attend to all'husiness
,; lentrusted to,his care, with- prc aiptnes and
5dt.11.3'. Office on Soth-weSt - conler of Main
and Fourth streets.
ISAAC BENSON.,. •
ATTORNEY AT.LAW, Conderspott, Pg.., will
attend to all business entrusted to him, with
pare and promptness. Ottice on Second st.,
pear the' Allegheny Bridge.
F. W. KNOX,
ATTORNEY AT Coudersport, Pa., will
regularly attend the Coirts in Potter. and
tit; adjoining Counties. ' • •
0. T. h'LLISON,
PRACTICING PHYSICIAN, Coudersport, Pa.,
respectfully informs the citizens of the vil
lage and vicinity that lie will promply re
spond to all calls for professional services,
Cffice on Main st., in building formerly oc
cupied by C. W. i llis, Esq.
C. S. R E. A. JONES,
DE UPS, IN DRUGS, MEDICINES; PAINTS.
`Oils, Fancy Articles;Stationery, Drj• Good:
Groceries, Rc. i Main st., Coudersport, Pa.
DEALER IN DRY GOODS, READY-MADE
Clothing, Crockery, Groceries, &c„ Main st.,
D.ALER, in Dry Goods,Groceries, Proyisions
Hardware, Queensware, Cutlery, and all
Goods usually found in a country Store.
Coudersport, NOY. 27,.1861;'
P. P. GLASSMIRE, Proprietor, Corner
Main and'Second Streets, Coudersport,'Pot
ter Co. '
j A Livery Stable is•alio kept in . con nect
iiisia viith this Hotel,
rimon—netirly opposite the Court House—
will make all clothes intrusted to him in
_jbe, latest and best styles ••Price.S tO suit
• tiictimes.-Lt-iin him a call. 13.41
ANDREW SANBERG & BRO'S:
ra,N3 , i.ERS AND C.D.BRIERS.—IIides tanned
on the shares, in the beet. manner. Tan
fiery on the . :eait side of Alleq.any. river.
':Ctiuderapor4 Potter county, Pa.--Jy.17,'61
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OLMSTED X,. KELLY:, .; . 1 .
DEALER IN STOVES, TIN & SHEET IRON
WARE,3litin sti, neatly opposite the Court
Hause,Xondersport; Pa.. Tin' an? 'Sheet
Iron Ware made to order. in good style, on
short.notiee. ' , •
Still retains na Princiol,llr.E:lt..-CAMPBELL,
flpseeptress, - Mrs:-N Ern E JONES gILIDLEY j , As
sistant, Miss A. - E CA . mrinitr: 'The' eipenses
per Term are:" TUition, fecinf $5 tp'iSp ; Board,
.50 to $1.75, per week; Rooms for self
toblidtri,g from to $4. Each term commences
upon 4,ednesday and . oontinues Fourteen
vtotiqt . F,. terni ; Aug.2.7o,lB62;Winter term,
iDec.l.ool,lB62iitrid Spring'terro;Marett '2sth,
/ 11#4. 0. It. BASSETT, President.
W. GRIDLEY, gOetry.
July 9, , 1862.- -
ATANHATTAN HOTEL. ,
THIS Popular Popular Hotel is situated near the
corner of Murray Street and Broad
oppositeiAh° Paris within — ono • block
5 .6 f ttit'Hu'dson•River Rail Road.and near the
Road Depot. It is i one of the most
pleasant and convenient locations in,the ; city.
BQa.rd AL-Rooms.sl.so,per day.
• • • ~ N. RHG9lNS;proprietor.
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9 WE'RE Mg TIRED OF FIGHTING YET
love she's but a lassie yet
10 we're ,not tired of fighting yet!
We're'liat the •boy's to frighten yeti
While drums are drumming we'll be coming,
With the ball and bayonet !
For we can hit while they can pound,
And bo , let's- have 'another round I.
&cosh is bound to lick the ground,
And we'll be in their pantry yet
O we're:not tireeof tramping yet.—
Ot soldier life or camping yet;
Ano rough or level, man or devil,
We aro game for stamping yet.
We've lived - through .weathel..wet 'and dry,
!Through hail and fire without a cry,
•We wouldn't freeze and couldn't fry,
And haven'egot through our ramping yet
We haven't broke up the party yet
We're rough, and tough, and hearty yet ;
Who talks oft going pays what's owing,
And there's as bill will smart ye-yet
So bang the dohrs, and lock 'em tight!
Secesh, you've got to make it right !
We'll have a little dance to-night i .
You can't' begin , to' travel yetl
O we're not tired of fighting yet,
Nor ripe for disuniting yet! -
Before they do it. or get.thre_ it.
Th rail be.some savage hiring yet!
Then rip hurrah for Uncle Sam!
And down with sr!l secesh and sham
From Davis to Yallandigham,,
They all shall rue their treason yet.
"CONSCIENCE MAKES COWARDS OF
US ALL "—A few nights 'since a bi.)
chimney sweeper making bis rounds in
the country calledat a farm house near
Shippensburg, but it not being conve
nient, to .employ hint till
Morning," 'the farmer 'informed him he
might, if he thought proper, sleep in his
I; i larn, which he readily agreed to. He
accordingly made himself a comfortable
bed among the straw, and consigned him-
self, to the arms , of Morpheus. Some
time in the night he was awakened by
two men entering the barn with a lantern
4,ud candle, and each of them had a sack.
fie immediately supposing they Were not
about their lawful business, lay still to
+itch their motions, talutii—they began
consult how they might place the light,
till they had filled their sacks from the
Ora crib. Seeing they were at a loss
low to proceed, the chimney, sweeper
crept softly from his couch, and with an
au / dibie voice, said, "Gentlemen, I'll hold
the candle." Turning suddbnly, they
hello(' the knight of the brush, in,,his
sable robes, l and supposing him to be a
messenger from the infernal regions,threw
down their sucks and lanterns and imme
A BIG BUG STORY.-A few evenings
since, In our private club, there was a
lea.rued dissertation on-vbe subject, 'Bed
bugs and "their remarkable tenacity of
Ono asserted . of his own knowledge
that they could be boiled and then come
to life. Soule had soaked them for hours
in turpentine , without any fatal conse
Old Hanks, who had been listening to
an outsider, here gave his evidence in cor
rrboraiiial of the facts: Soya
I "Some years ago, I took a bedbug to
au iron foundry, and dropping it into a
lsdle where the melted iron_ :was, had it
run into a skillet. Well, my old woman
liMl used that skillet pretty constantly
fur the last six years, and here the other
'day it got b.olie all to Smash, and what
do you think, gentlemen, that 'ere insect
just walkexl out of his 'hole, . where he'd
been laying like a 'froo• in a' rock, and
made tracks fur his old roost up stairs!
But," added he by way of 'parenthesis,
"ho locked mighty pale 1," .4_
THE COPPERHEAD CATECHISM.—To
be perforwed by the "Club" after prayer
by the Chaplain. •
Q. In war, has ono power a right to
weaken the other by all efforts known in
A right to take his wagons?
His tioisei:adil cattle?
His grain and hay ?
His arms and his money ?
His cotton ?
.Are "niggeii" proziertV,
Yee. c• • "
right then to take theilniggers ?"
No I That's contrary to the donstita
tioo, and-be wbo, would, do. so t .is,e "
Copperheads can go up to the head and
Wonder(he'i ''they Malta Inciter
batches," said a-yontid' lady to her hos.
band, with whom she was always quar
itThe process - is:vary _girl e," :said r e
huSbind, "I once made one."
did you manage it?"
bobota to file .TtilleiPies of Iho DetooPiAe'g, .146 Dissekin;atioQ of NohlitY, lifehigko sita Iffews:
.1317 CHARLES . (].. LELAND
00141tRiP9RT, P O TTER- CONTY, PA.,. WEOPIESDAt. APRIL; 29, :1130.:
IllessogeTiom Gov. Collin.
. EtECLITIVE CITABIBF.R,
Innetseend, April 15, 1863.
TO the Senate atof Mose 'of RrTreqentatires
• of the Commonwealth of Pennsylli , anitt :
GENTLEMEN.: In taking leave of You
at the close, of the session, I think it
proper, under existing , circumstanees, to
go beyond the usual formalities • •
The partiality of my fellew citizens
placed. me in the office whioh'l now held,
at a period of great riddle distraction,
which soca culminated in • the,tireaking
out of the RebelliGn,wiiich is still tagiug,
The country. has so long silic*red jli
unbroken tranquility, that we hair iti this
State almost forgotten the' p'cA:sibility ,o 1
any violation of our doweatie peace.--
Even our wilitia laws had been-suffered
to fall into &snip, and were retinged to a
1 1 merely permissivecirgantiation of a few
unifernied volunteer companies in variouF
parts_ of the' State. The whole,- bind of
our . people as directed to peaceful and
industrious pursuits. Conscioua; them
selves °filo intention to injure thelights
or interests of others, or in. any way to
violate the Constitution under which ut•
had thriceo, they were unable to realize
the designs of wicked and abandoned
men, eveu after they ,- had been pnbltly
Although for many months war had
-been actually• levied against the United
States, in South Carolina and elsewhero,
it i 3 a fact that the people of thiS Com
monwealth were first startled into ti sense
of the common danger by the bombard
ment of Fort. Sumter. The Legislature
was then in session, and immediately mode
such provision as was at the moment
deemed nc . c . easary. But,' shortly after
its adjournment, events having rapidly
advanced, and the Capitol of the country
being in apparent danger, .I deemed it nec
essary to convene it. again early in ,May,
1.861, to adopt measures for placing, the
State on a footing adequate to the emer
gency. This was promptly and cheerfully
done; Five hundred thousand. dollars
-had been appropriated at the regular ses
sion for inilitaty purposes, and ,to j that
cum--vvaa then addeu•autnority•to borrow
three millions of dollars. This loan,', not
withstanding the depressed condition of
the finances of the country, and the alarm
and distrust.tben nevailing, was prOmpt
ly taken by our own citizens, at par; mid,,
at the suggestion of the Bxecutive,,laws
were passed for organizing 'our - military
forces, • and especially fur immediately ,
raising and supporting at the- expense of
the State a body of fifteen thousand Men,
called the Reserve Corps, to be ready for
immediate service when required. ,The
Government of the United States Thad
called out se'venti- - five thousand militia to
serve for three month's, of which the quo
ta Of Pennsylvania was irutnediately,fur
, nislied.' The Reserve Corps. was
equipped and disciplined by the State,
(toil Con-tributed largely.imder Providence
in saving Washingtifi after the first* dis
nster at Bull Run •, and from that time,
we continued tolidd regiment after,reg
iment- as the service of thettountri
. the_ first movetnent..until the
present hour the loyalty and indomitable
spirit of tbe . ireemen of Pennsylvanii have•
been exhibited in every Way'on everimin
easion; they have flocked to the stand
aid of their country in her hour of peril,
- and have borne it victoriously on battle
fields from Maryland, Virginia and .en
tucky to the far South and Southwest ;
they have never faltered for a me:limit.
It-has been my pride to occupy a position
which enabled we to become familiar With
all their patriotism and self devotion ; ; and
to guide - their eff4ts. Posterity will do
them full jtistice. Every 'requisition ot
- the General a-oven:intent has been proinpt
ly fulfilled; all legislation in support of
this mime has been - enacted
• without delay;
and Pennsylvania is entitled to be ranked
first amongst, the States that have been
throughout unflinching iin..their determi
nation• to subdue the sacriligious wretches
who are endeav;orOg to; destroy- the, last
h l etufild of - Liberty". !
. . .
The State has not leen insensible to
the sacrifices which her ; sons have made.
- No effort has been spared by her atithor-
Ries to iseelre their douifort and welfare:
Under legislative provisions tiithat effect;
her sick and itroundedliare been followed
and cared for, and when practicable,
brought l home- to be , nursed by their
friends ; and the bodies.of the slain, bee
possible,-lave been rourned for burial in
the }Koji of.the State.,. The contribuimns
of her citizens, in supplies of Inxurieskind
comforts, fur all her volunteers, have been
almost boundless, and nothing has seen
omitted:that could encourage and stinni-,
late- the; in' the performance of their holy
duty.' -They.haie felt upon every mtheh
and-in everycarap,' however desolate their
immediate •siirroundings; that' the eyes
and hearts of the loved ones at home were
upon and with ,them. - I
The result is, that Pennsylsiania is net
ually in a position - on which it is my duty
to congratulate you, as her represetita
tiini: Niiiiiitlintaitiding - the ,iinuiebse
drain of her population, her industry is
thriving at home,' and so far as it may
not be 'hurtily'eauses over whieb she has
no Coutrol,; must continue to prosper.—
Her finances, wire never in a more healthy
condition=,her people were never in bet.
ter heart.' [ '
That thtoabors, anxieties and respon
sibilities of her Executive have been great
and harrassing, I need not say. I have
given to them my nights and days; with,
I trust, a single eye to the public welfare'
I claim ()especial Merit in this. I would
have been unworthy to be , called a man
had I done - Otherivise., If I an) proud of
the, result; ii.is thael am proud of. the
people` who have affected it. lb be' called
a freeinbn of PentisSlvania, is henceforth
to, hive a title of honor wherever loyaltY,
patriotism • and the martial virtues are
cherished: It is to be obOR ed,moreover,
that tholabors tv.hich I ha necessarily
undergone have already impaired. my
health. I should have serious cause to
apprehend that a much longer continu
ance of thein night so break it down,. as
to render me unable to fulfill the duties
of my positiOn. It is to beadded; tbar
as the appleaching season will probably
he the "most eventful period in the history
of.the country, I will be able with nior.
effect to discharge my duties, if I avoid
being made the centre of an active politi•
cal strug gle. Under thetie circumstances.
it has pl i eased the President.of the United
States to tender we a high position, at
the:expiration of my present tern) of office,
and I have not felt myself at liberty to
o'o otherwise than accept this offer. As
I shall, for all these reasons, retire from
office at ,the close.of my present term, t
have thought this a not inappropriate
ruode.of announcing that fact.
In taking leave of yon-,4 may be per.
witted to say, that, as Governor of the
Commonwealth, I have given, as was my
duty, and shall continue to give, an active
and carries support to the Government
of the United States, in its effort to sup
port the 'existing rebellion. As a private
citizen, . 1 shall continue heartily to uphold
tbe•President and his administration as
tho only 'wonoli-biz whiola this - resnly-oar
be attained—or, in other words, the coun
try can be saved. I give this as my de
liberate opinion, and' shall openly, can
didly and •zeglously act in accordanie
Of the warm hearted friends, to,Whom
I owe so 'much, and of the people of the
Commonwealth, who, regardless of parts,
have never tiled of - Oheerine - iny toils and
anxieties: by tokens of their generous cod
fidence and approval; I cannot speak with
composure. I can do no more than ex
press to them the dtepest, truest and most
heartfelt gratitude., '
, rlloping that yoix may safely return to
sour homes and fainilies aftdr yotirquit
lie labors. ' and With the best wislit's for
your individual welfare and happiness, I.
now bid you farewell. • - '
A. G. CURTIN'
If,You Mean No, Say No.
When a mao has made up his mind to
dp or not to do a thing, he should have
the pluck to say so prainly, and decisive
ty. It is'a mistaken kindness—if meant
as kiiiduess—to meet a request which
ybu have determined not to' grant, With
see about it," or, "I'll think the
uiatter over," or "I cannot give you a pos
itive answer nticv ; iu a few days and
I'll let you know."l It may be said, per
haps, that the.ubjeet of these ambiguous
ezpiessions 6 - to
~.4ertho applicant down
easy ; but theikterideucy is to give bite
useless trouble itniljanziety, and possibly,
to prevent his seeking what he' requires,
in a more propitious quarter until , after
the golden opportunity has passed.- 1
Moreover, it is questionable whether the
motives fer such equivocation are phi'.
aeithropic as "some "people suppose. Gen
erally speaking; tha, individual who thus
avoids a direct refuial, does so to avoid
himself pain: Men without decision of
character have an indiscribable aversion
to say No. They eau think No—some
times when it would be more creditable
to their inurtesy and benevolence to think
Yes—but they dislike to utter the bold
word that represents their thoughts. It 1 .
is true that these bland and . considerate
people are often spoken of as "very gen. t ,
tleinanly.7 But is it gentlemanly to di
keep a man in suspense for days and per
haps weeks, merely because you- do not li
choose To put him out of it by a straight- bi
forward ideclaretion ? Be only is a gen l i
tletnan who treats his fellow-men in , a r
manly, straightforward way. Never ST3lit , A t
by anibiguous words to sanction hopes
Ynti'do not intend to gratify; If . you
Mean No, out with it.
Some stnpicla bantering a fat compan
ion, remarked that if all flesh was grass,
he must be a load of bay. "I suspect I
am," said be, "from the way you asses
nibble at me." '
God hears no more thin the 'heart
speaks ;_ and, if the heart be dumb, HBlll7=
en will certitikry ire deaf.'
lii p small town on the Schuylkill river
here he, a church' in which 'the . singing
.ad completely runsdoWn.
, It had been led many years by , one of
, he deacons, whose voicennd musical pew
ar bad been 'gradually failing.:
One evening the clergyman gait) . out
the hymn, which Was in Metricartnerte
are, rptherlarder than. usual, and the
eacon led off. Upon its conclusion the
ioistin arose and said : ; -
, ' , 13 they .R . --.will pleage repeat the
ran, as I cannot conscientiously' play
a ter s eh:singing." ..
I . 1
•The deacon very Commedlypitdhed it
to rine her tune, With aMenifest improte-
Ment pon the first effort, and the clergy:
Man proceeded with hie prayer. ; Baving
. fi ished, he took up a book to 'gise the
s coed hymn, when ho was interrupted
by the deacon gravely getting 4 and
auk. , in a'voice audible to the whole
congre ation : - - •
"WI) I Mr. ---- please make Atiothr-r
p ayer It will be impossible for trio to
si,.g a er such praying as that !'l
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110 • VO CURE A LONO:iNG gOti. DI-
V i BCE —Bishop Burnet, in his ‘iTiavels
tI mug, Italy, Germany France, Gera i hy and
S- itzerland;'• states that, in Berne they
ball a novel Method of dealing witti-mat
ri °nil! disputants.. Divcrces.werefree
-1 granted;', but first the, applicant :oust
g thrciugh the following test : ; , •
A small room was prepared, in whici
the huSband and wife were put, the door
b jog-Alen closed to remain 80 for six
w eke, except it should be :opened at the
u gent and united request of the wedded
p ir. riltere mere in the rpm cue stool,
one plate, one spoon, a unity of all the
rlquisies, and ;the solitary bed
Ich dunension, that if they choose to
u e it, they must needs lie very elosol to
gether. Of onettltin t g, and one thing only,
there was a duplicate; and that was a
llitle treatise on the duties of husbands
and wtves towards each other. No visitor
was permitted to go near them ;, and they
bhd only a glimpse at intervals of the
im face of the janitor as he pushed their
fooil thirough lx - hole in the door: 1 , •
The .Bishop states that this test was
attended by . the most wholesome results.
I most cases the parties were most ex-
llent friends in a few days ' and few
could stakl out for , more than afortnight.
Another very . gratifying circumstance
was, that they had scarcely on record 'a
case in which a: second application . was
inktlit by persons who had already gone
trough the dtdeal. ,
The 4 reamersauldtheEmpeior.
leiter es V. while huntion• e' lost his way,
ad entered a miserable roadside ind for
rat and refreshment. He noticed four
a lying on a. bed, whose countenances
t Ilona. In fact they werem w re by no means indicative .of good in-
C arleEl asked for refrtshments, but he
b !I senrcely swallowed a drop, when:one
o the iq'll.looking fellows got up and ap.
p coached him, with the resoark--..
• "I . dreamed you bad, a mantle that
old suit me to a T," and thereapqa be
appropnated the garment.
"Au g l'," said a second„fello*,;foilew•
big his comrades example, "dreamed you
had a ufFeoat,which would fit me nice
,At he same - time he seized upon the
buff coat. The third took; his hat,-the
fourth prepared to take aowhistle which
the Emlperor wore suspended. from , his .
riclek by a.golcl chain. . .
"SoAly, my friend," said Charles, "let
me first show you the use of this whis
tle."' 1 •
'Accordingly he raised it to; his lips,
blew a shrill note and the house was filled
wih his armed retainers.
'He Charles, pointing to 'the
rns, "are a set of fellows who dream
wliate7r they want. It is my turn now.
I have dreamed that all these—rascals
wee worthy of a gibbet. Let the dream
beirealiZed instantly." ' ' . .
The hint was taken; and without fur
ther delay or formality, the rascally Oar
le to were swung up before the inn (Thor,
a sigunl warning to all .unpriuctriled
I he, brave young men, who ran_ away
o Canida that' they . might -avoid - the
iraft,.wil be called upon to pack up their
'dads" and return home, to Stand tlieir
ittle (Palls, for the reast,ntha( a bill has
iroduced into. the Canadian Par
providing fir a return to the
~ .tates of all deserters from our
:d by the new conscription law
!ail whose name is drawn, and
r y, #ll
v • ry
to appear, is called a deserter,
u caught will be punished as. he-
s o fail
soldier, who was accused
g a relief's goose, said he . foatid
(hissing! at th*ApOiaati flifg,apd
lit for treason: -
are suols'a•coward as to bd,afraid
hing you see, make all your leaps
TEFUP..SI;SO PER ;A,NNUML
PuNtrrtraLrrY..— tis sitttona.
ishing , :how many people thOre'lre.who
neglect punctuality. Thousands have
failed in life from this cause, sloite. It
is not only a serious vice in itself, butt it
is the fruitful parent of numerous Oilier
vices, se that he who hecomes the victim
of it, gets involved in toils from which it
is almost impossihle to escape. It makes
the Merphout wastful of time; it sips the
husinass and reputation of the lawyer,ond
it injuteethe prospects , of the , nteohattip.
In it, word, there ie : not a profession ) net
estation in lifp which is sot liable to the
canke)+4 the deitructive . habit; Mini
and many a -time has the fairs Of;ohe
man to. Meet his obligations breught Oil
the ruid r of a score or others. - Thousands
remain poor all their lives, who, if they'
were more faithful in their word, - would
secure el large ;sin 'of Custom, and so
make thl.nr fortunes. Be punctual if yoe
would succeed. • -
Influence of Associated&
It has been quaintly but wisely data
that mankind is divided into two class.%
those that lead and those that are leti.-ta
The first' are few in numbers—but they
give a tone to society, a charaiter to the
world around them, and . are frequenity
accountable for the follies, the viceit_end
the crimes of a whole community. The
same fact takes place among the young,
Human society is the same, in all ages )
and milting those just entering_life, there
may be fnund the leader and the follovr=
er, for either good or evil. To the, lead-
erg we min only say, at present, beware et
the exattiple you set. The destiuieli of
the human souls forever depend upon
you, for ion have more influonee lit thi
fortuatioti of •the character of 'your cold=
panions Than even their parents them ,
selves. The time is coming when all the
evils of &wrong influence, all the influz
ences of a -corrupt example, every unholy
or impure precept, every character coo=
triminated, and every prospect of luau! ,
ness blasted through your agency will oil
out, tiumpet•tongued for your condeintw
tion - . - To those who are le whose der.
tiny-atirafa - rata - difelid
fluence of others Vre'can eay,' "beware.oi
your associates." Your minds are pliant )
your' opinions unformed—you are rtia ‘ iy
to pursue any read pointed out to you by
your amusing companions. If they are
vicious, - your own docile dispositions will
be easily 'led ,into the sarue daugeroni
courses they pursue. If the moral-prin
ciples of honesty and purity are vraoting
in them, the contact with their stronger
powers of;decision will soon undermine
those principles in your heart,
A SNAKE "'SToni.iOnce I inid •
isToty, there is tio6ing "ettiisenr" itl
my having a. grandfather, that the reader
need look 'astonished. -
It's a fact.
When I wasn't mtick bigger thaw a
ohunk of wood; said grandfather used to
tell me some tales tliat would cause the
capillary substance on my juvenile craul
ow to stand erect, like unto the bristles
on a hedgehog. Here is one of ' therivt
one of thel tales, not a hedgehog t
"Many Years ago I started from heti
one morning to walk to the town of
Which was about fifteen miles
distant. .T carried my dinner along, and
happening in 'a Wood about noon, I took
it from my, pocket, got astride of an old
log near by, and commenced to eat. I
pulled out my old dirk, and after cutting
a Slice of inert, I stuck the knife into the
log. At. Nat instant I felt something
move, and I was carried along; at light=
ning speed i and—"
"What was it, grandfather ?" I abz
"Why, My son, instead of en Id to
I had got astride of a biz Snake; and
when I innocently plunged my keit() into
hint, he thought it was a hint to leave;
and he leftlaccordingly, giving rune free
ride for a distance Of a mile. when the
'critter' made a-sudden jerk and I was
"Did yon get your koife, grandfather?'/
"No, but I saw it. About ten year
after, I a ent.to a snake show, and whab i.
did I see but my Identical old .dirk stick:
lug in the back of a snake thirty-fiveleei
There is one of my grandfather's tale's
The .reader; can do. as he liktts about be ,
lieving it.. Fact! , - .7 •
When some women get to talking to=
getiler, they club all their huabsucle#
faults together.for thegeneral entertnitt a
went; just, AB children c,lub their cakes
and 'apples to wake a common . fta. fur
the whole set.
,that signed in cold blood the
death-warrant of nations has been icissrd
by the kind-hearted, and "has
distinction bion the brave.
Ist boy.-rc."Ab,' We've got a taw borne *
and yon bairett.". - "
2d boy.---" Say, I don't care, ui duddy
was draf and yonrs wasn't.",