The Potter journal. (Coudersport, Pa.) 1857-1872, August 26, 1863, Image 1

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VOLUME BY.- -Numfp
11. if . McAlarney, Proprietor,
$1.50 i% mut, IN' VARIABLY IN ADVANCE.
*4.* Devoted to the cause of Republicanism,
- the idtere:sts of Agricalturb, 'the advancement
tit Mt:dation,. a;td the best good of. Potter
Eoutity. Dining' no guide; except that of
Principle, it will.endeaver to aid in the Work
of more fully Preedomizing our Country.
_... . . .
ArrisartsnonirS ihserted at the following
~- rates, except where Special bargains are made.
1 'Squire [lO lines3l insertion s -..- , 50
1 " " 3 " , - . ..
.$1 50
Each antseqUeht inaertlonlesstiari 15, '*,25
1 Square three 'deaths, i"k"
1 " six " 4' 00
1 " nine " ,5 50
". one year, - - -- - 600
1 Column six months, - - - 20 00
" a - It 10 00
II 7 00
- 11 per year. ' - - 40 00
. s r 20 00
Administrator's or Executor's Notice, 200
Business Cards, 6 lines or less, per year 5, 00
!Special . and Editorial Notices,,per line, I ,10
,**All transient advertisements must be
koaid in advance, and no notice will be taken
kof advertisements from a distance;•naless they
are accompanied by the money or satisfactory
reference. , ,
* * *Blanks, and Job Work of all kinds, at
tended to promptly and faithfully. ;
EULALIA LODGE, No. 342, F: A. N.
.STATED Meetings on the 2nd and 4th We d ries
days,of each month. ! Also Masonic gather
ings on every Wednesday Evening. for work
and practice, at their Hall in Coudersport.
B. S. COLWELL, W. 31.
Six= Hircx, Sec'y. ,
CouderSport, Pa., will attend the several
Courts in Potter and 3l'Kean Counties- All
business entrusted in his care will, receive
prompt attention. Office corner of West
and Third streets. • !
Coudersport, Pa., will'attend to all business
entrusted to his care. with promptnes and
fide'ity. Office on Soth-west corner of Main
and Fourth streets. • '
ATTORNEY AT LAW, CondersPort, Pa..; mill
attend to all business entrusted to him, witl
care and promptness. Office on Secodd st..
'near the Allegheny Bridge.
LTTORNEY . AT LAW, Coudsport, Pscill
regularly attend the Courts in Potter and
the adjoining Countie.q.
respectfullY informs the citizens of the vil
lage and vicinity that ire will promidy re
spond to all calls for professional services.
Office on Main st.., in building formerly oc
cupied by C. W. Ellis. Esq. _
C. S. E. A. JONES,
Oils, Fancy Articles, Stationery, Dry Good:,
Groceries, .tc.; Main st., Coudersport, Pa.
Clothing, Crockery, Groceries, .&c., Main st.,
Coudersport,' Pa. • I
REALA in Dry Goodi,Groceries, Provisions),
Hardware, Queensware, Cutlery, and all
'Goods usually found in a country Store.--4.
'Coudersport Nov. 27, 1861.,
IP. F. GLASSNIRRE,. Proprietor, Corner o 4
Main had Second Streets, Coudersport, Pot:
ter Co.,
Pa. 1
ALiceri Stable is also kept in connect
Rion with this hotel.
TAILOR--nearly opposite the Court House—
will make all clothes intrusted to him in.
the latest and best styles 'Prig to suit
the times.—Give him a call.i 13.41
WARE, Main et., nearly opposite - the Court
House, Coudersport, Pa. Tin- and Sheet
Iron Ware made to order. inigood style, on
short notice.
Ulysses Academy
stm retains as Principrd,lir.B.R.CAMPßELL,
Preeeptiess, Mrs. NETTIE JONES GRIDLEY ; As
sistant, Miss ADA WALKER The expenses
per Term are: Tuitiou,from $5 to $6; Board, to $1.75, per week; Rooms for self
boarding from $2 to $4. Each term commences
ums. 'Wednesday and continues Fourteen
weeks. Fall term,Ang.272h,1862;14 - mter term,
Dee.loth, 18621; and Spring term, 51arch 25th,
1863. O. R. BASSETT. President.
W. W. GRIDLEk, Sect'y
9; 1862.
ITUES_Popalar, Hotel is situated near the
..L...r.orner of . Murray Street and, Broad
way opposite the Park within one block
of the Hudson ;River Rail Road and near the
Erie Rail Road Depot: it is one of the most
-pleasant and convenient locations in the city.
136ard 8 Rooms 51.50 Per day.
N. HUGGINS; Proprietor.
Feb:' Bth; 1863.
The, Rochester . Straw-Cutter.
OiarsTED' - & - KELLY;, Coudersport; have
the exclusive orkexcifof this celebrated
machine, in this .county. It is coveudent, du-
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Witt'lkiw - is the time M itthseribe ftir your
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Yes, I would the war were over,
. Would the_cruel work were done t
With my cot4ry undivided, .--
And the battle fought and won.
Let the contest now before ns,
Be decided by the sword,
For the war - cannot be ended
Till the Union is restored.
Yes. I would the war were oveik.
Would the cruel work were done;
With my country still united
.And the many States in one.
bead upon the field of battle,
Husbands, sons and brothers lie
• -Friends are :waiting:—wives and mothers,
Looking for them—bye and bye,
-, .FaUltivay from home forever,
- -lieu a noble bey lies slain ;
Look not for thy child, fond mother--;
Thou shalt see him not again.
Yes; I would &c.
Yes. I would the war were ended,
And the cruel struggle o'er
-But our flag must be defended,
And our country as before. "
Peace indeed, is Heaven's blessing,
. Though its joys are easy lost,
Still we'll battle for our nation,
Whatsoe'erlt yet may Cost
Yes, I would kc.
John Hews was ready for fun, and
never wilfully missed an opportunity for
a laug,h. He was once employed in .a
drue-ftore on Market street, and one day
a ptith, fresh from the country, entered
and asked for a job.
"What kind of a job ?" asked John.
"Oh, a most anything. I want to get
a kind o' genteel job. I'm tired of cut-,
tin' wood; and can turn my hand to most
'•Well, we want cti man—a good strong
fellow—a sample , clerk. Wages are good;
. -
we pay a man in that situation a thou
sand dollars."
"What has a feller get ter do 7"
"Oh, merely to test medicines, that is
all. It requires a stout man, one of good
I constitution, and after he zets used to it
Ihe don't mind it. Before we dare sell
J our medicines we always try them. You
will be required to •take six or eight
ounces of castor oil some days, with a tew
drops of rhubarb, aloes, proton oil, qui
t .
nine, strychnia, and similar preparations
I--"-- try the strength of cowage by spread-
I ins, it between the sheets in warm weath.
er, and try the quality of sand-paper by
I rubbing yourself down with it. You can
count on from twelve to fifteen doses per
I day. As to the work, that don't amount
llto much; the testing department would
be the principal labor- required of you ;
i and as I said before, it requires a strong,
healthy man to endure it. We should
I like to have you take right hold ; if you
say so, we'll begin to-day."
t "Well," replied ourchild of nature,
"I don't care much."
John stepped back into the store, fol
lowed by his brother clerks and the vie. /
tim. He reached from a shelf a box of
Sedlitz powders, and taking therefrom a
blue and a white paper, mixed them sep
arately with water in two glasses.
"Now drink this, and that immediately
afterward; and inform me as to their re
spective tastes."
Unsuspecting innocence complied with
j JOhn's request, when horror of horrors !
what a sig ., ,ht was there ! Nothin. , could
equal the grotesque figure cut by the vic
tim. He swelled up like a toad until
one would have thought he was about to
burst. From his widely opened mouth
ran rivers of foam. He gasped for breath,
threw his arms into the air, twirled round
•on his heels, flew in behind - the counter
among the glass jots, eto., and amidst the
uproarous laughter of the lookers on, he ,
fell to the ftoor and roared like a lion.— i
John then gave him a mixture which
brought. instant relief, and the poor fellow
once more stood among the clerks with!
such a woebegone expression that it
caused another outburst from John andi
his friends. The man becoming indig-;
'nant was about to leave the store, when!
,John accosted him with--
"H - ere's a barrel of castor just
draw an ounce, and—
"No, no ; I guess - not to-day, anyhow.
I'll go down to the tavern and see, my
Aunt Tabitha ; and if I conclude to clime,
I'll come to-morrow and let you know.
As he did :not, return, it is supposed
he considered tbe work too hard.
'"Pap;" - observed• a young urchin of ten
fears to his "fond parent,"-does the Lord
know -eveiythini?" "Yes. my son."
rfplied the hopeful._sire. "But why do
yon ask that question ?" "Because our
peacber, wheia he prays, is so long telling
him everything, I, thought he wasn't
posted" e • paren tr- reflected.
An old Yankee, who. when he was
told by an English tourist in this coun
try, that the Fourth of July would soon
be extirict,_answered--7-"See here, stran
ger, don't talk that way. I tell you
when 'the Resurrection' Day comes round,
the first thing done in the morning
will be to read the Declaration of Inde
gebote3 to ilia ITt.illeiples of Dip kalioeNig, 4lia tip igsseiliiigtiort of lijohlity, gifehttov Tietps.
The Medicine Tester.
Union State Convention.
Prrrsntrao, Aug 5, 1863.
The Union State Convention to nomi
nate candidates. for Governor and Judge
of the Supreme Court Met ,to-day. The
State was fully represented in the Con
vention. A lame number of strangers
from all parts cf the State Were present.
There was great excitement about the
choice for Governor. bat Curtin had evi
dently the inside track, and it was con
ceded early in , the day that he would re
ceive the -nomination. The friends of
Covode and Morehead were still equally
active. -
The Convention was called to order by
G. P. Markle, Chairman of the Executive
Committee, when the names of the dele
gates were read.
Judgeaxwell Was elected Temporary
Chairiaan, and Messrs. W. H. Strickland
and W. j.,P. White Temporary Sec'y's.
A Committee on resolutions was then
appointed, L and the Convention adjourned
until 3 p.
After the disposal of the question of
contested seats, the Committee on Organ
ization reported the Hon. Lemuel Todd
of Cumberland for President, with thirty
Vice-Presidents and several Secretaries.
Judge Todd, on taking the chair, made
a beat and appropriate speech, returning
thanks for the honor conferred, 'hoping
the Convention would be harmonious in
selecting candidates worthy of the prin
ciples of the Union party, and who would
unite the entire vote - in the October
A resolution was Offered by Mr. Mc-
Itennon ' stating that an unfortunate'dif
ferience had sprung up between two of
the leading candidates for governor, and
thnt the best interests of the country and
party demanded -that a man should be pat
into the field whose nomination' would
reconcile the differences.
,I The resolution elicited some discussion,
land was shelved by a tote of 45 yeas to
84 nays.
Mr. Campbell then nominated Gov.
,COrtin. The nomination was received
with applause.
The following additional nominations
I were made: Henry D. Moore of Phila.-
! d4hia, J. K. Morehead of Allegbany )
Jt:ihn Covode of Armstrong, J. P. Penny,
oflAlleghany, Major Francis Jordan, J. J.
Pearson, F. C. Brewster of Philadelphia,
and Jas. Veech of Fayette.
I Considerable debate followed on the
merits of the candidates, during which la
totter was read from John Covode dean.,
int. , a nomination in order to harmonize
tile party.
At about 7 o'clock a. ballot was had,
which resulted in the choice of .tkndrew I
Curtin, by a tote of 93 against 43.
The Convention then adjcurned until
9 p.
The Hon. Daniel Agnew of Beaver was
dominated by acclamation for Judge of
Supreme Court.
On motion, the delegates -present were
instructed to name a person from each
county, to constitute a State Committee.
The Committee_ on Resolutions report
the following c , : '
The loyal men of Pennsylvania, in Conven
tion assembled, disclaiming all partizanship,
knowing no cause but that of their country,
declare for themselves and their constituents,
first: The inflexible purpose to maintain
by every necessary effort, service and sacrifice
the National union, as the first, highest, most
solemn and most overshadowing of all politi ,
cal duties.
Second: That the Rebellion, Which threat--
I ens the existence of the Union, was, without
came, conceived in wickedness, organized in
perjury, and developed by reckless violence,
and is stained with every crime and detesta
ble in object, and informal in purpose ; and
must be suppressed by the people of the
United States, at the destruction of whose
liberties, and overthrow of whose free institu
tions it is injuriously- aimed.
,Third: That in the momentous contest now
raging there are, and can be, but two patties
I —one which firmly sustains the constittited
authorities of the nation in enforcing all the
laws thereof, and in protecting the principles
upon which the Government rests, forming. at,
once the party of law, of liberty, and of patri
otism ; the other which cripples the constitu
ted authorities of the nation in enforcing the
laws, securing its safety, and preserving its
life, and is therefore the parent of mobs, ene
my of order, and participant in treasona.
class whose detestable practices not only give
aid and comfort to the common enemy, but asl
confessed at Richmond, light up these days of
Rebel darkness and disaster, and stimulate
them to renewed and desperate efforts to re-{
cruit their armies; and to whom part is this!
day justly chargeable of whatever vitality the i
Rebellion possesses. and whatever calamity i
or affliction the further protraction of the con
test may involve. But for Northern sympa-
thteers with Southern treason. and the - hopes s
that their treasonable- existence inspireS, the
Rebellion would have sunk under the stag
gering blow dealt atGettysburg, Vicksburg,
and Port Hudson.
Fourth: That wholly 'without sympathy for
men who hare made this war against a free
Republic -Ala Government, - or for the system of
human bondage in whose interest it was •in
stigated, or for the desperate principles to
which it is now devoted, this Convention de
clares all engaged to be worthy only of our
patriotic hatred ; and in like spirit we de
nounce as doubly recreant and base the resi
dents of loyal States who would tolerate
treason, would affiliate, with armed traitors,
and again surrender our Government and lib
erties to their keeping.
Resolved, .That Abraham Lincoln, President
of the United States, for his Aischarge of his
most arduous duties in the dark days . of civil
War, has won for himself the affection and
regard of the whole American people; and,
always bearing himself clear in his h igh 'office,
has maintained the integrity of the Union and
kept our honor untarnished throughout the
world, ana to him, his administration, its
principles, and its : policy, we wive our hearti
est approval, and pledge our earnest and en
thnsiastic support. F.
Resolved, That the ametidnient proposed to
the. Constitution, in giving to Our soldiers - in
„field thc right of suffrage , meets - :our'
hearty approbation.
Below will he found al chronological`
statement of the success aehieved by the
'Union forces during the. month of Jelly.',
This does not include miner skirmishes, j
in Which our troops were successful;)
neither does it include the captures by j
our biockading:squadrons :
July :3—Meade's victory over Lee at
Gettysburg, with rebel loss in killed,
wounded and prisoners of 35,000.
July 4—Capture of Vicksburg by
Grant, with 31,000 prisoners and oiler
200 heavy guns.
July I—Gen. Prentiss fights the Reb
jels at Helena, , Ark., and defeats them
I with a loss of , 2,700 in killed wounded
and prisoners. '-
duly 4-Rosencrans compels Bragg to
I evacuate Tullahoma. (Rebel loss in the
series of engagetuents, over 4,000.)
July s—General Buford, whips Stuart,
and captures 967:prisoners and two guns.
July B—Banks captures, Port Hudson -
with 6,000 prisoners.
July B—General Pleasanton defeats
the rebel cavalry' near FaUkstown,.'cap
turing 600 prisoners.
July 9-Buford and Kilpatrick engage
the enemy near .BoonsborO, and defeat
them, taking a number of prisoners.
July 10—Attack OEI therapproaches to
Charleston commenced. end the batteries
on the lower end' of Morrin Island Cap
tured by our forces.
July 13—Yazon City captured by our
gunboats, and several hundred prisoners,
!six- heavy-guns, and a gunboat taken.
July 14Battle of Falling Waters,
11,500 rebels and several guns captured.
July 14 - Forb Powhattnn on James
River, taken by Admiral L6e.
Jnly 16-=--Our forces under Gen.Sher
'man occupy Jackson, Miss .1, capturing a
!large amount of stores, railroad rolling
stock, etc., etc:, and driving the rebel
!Johnson into Central Mississippi.
July 16—General Blunt'Obtains a vie
, tory over the rebels at Elk l Creek, 'Ark
killing sixty rebel's, capturing one hun
dred prisoners and: two gunsl.
July 17—An ekpeditionlup the Red
River captures tWo steatners, several
transports, 15,000 Enfield "rifles, and a'
large amount of ammunition:
July 17—An expedition Sent by Gen
eral Grant. to Natchez captures 5,000
head of cattle, 2,000,000 rounds
munition, and T E everal pieces of artillery.
July 18—The guerrilla Morgan "cor
nered" at Buffington, and 1,000, of his;
men captured
July 19-300 of 3lorgan's guerrillas
bagged near Buffiarrton-
July Hatch attacks the reb
els at JiSkson,. Tenn., and captures .two
eouipanies and an artillery train.
July 20-1.500 of Morgan's men in
cluding Basil Duke, captured at George's
July 22—Expedition from Newbern
attack Tarborougb, N. C. 100 'prisoners
captured and an iron-clad and two gun
boats destroyed.
July 23—Bmshear city, la., surren
-1 dered to our forcesiunder Col. Johnson.
I July 24--Colonel Tolland captures
Whites:ilk and takes 125 prisoners.
July 263.10rgan baotmd at Salinville;
, • •
also 260 of his mea,..
July 28—Our troops tr 4,er Colonel
Hatch encounter the Rebels; at Lexing
ton, Tenn., routine them and capturini; a
Colonel, two Lieutenants, twenty-fire pri
rates and two pieces of artillery'.
July 29—General Pegrard is engaged,
by our forces at Parlis, Ky., repulsed
with serious loss in killed, wunnded and;
July 30— , -Colonel &nders attacks the!
rebels (2,000 strong) at Wincheter, Ky ,1
and routs them with considerable loss.
July 31—Our foices attack the enemy:
at Lancaster, Ky., kill and Round twenty;
and tate 100 prisoners.
' Thus we have an ac ,,, regate of twenty
successful c ngagements'apinst the
rebels within .the compass of a single
: Over' eighty thousand of the
enemy were killed, wounded, or taken
prisoners, and no less than three hundred
nieces of heavy artillery and .a hundred
thousand stand of Anall arms taken. . 'A
pretty good July's tvoik
WoMan is like tar—melt ber, and she
will take any form you please.
General Grant as a Joker.
The Sperit of the West, publiined at
Chicago, gives the following illust.sation
,of General Grant's tendency to indulge
in joking :
I "The hero and veteran, who was citi
zen, Captain, Colonel, Brigadier and Ma
lor-General within the space oil nine
months, though a rigid disciplinarian and
a perfect Ironsides in the dischar g e of his]
official duties,. 'could . enjoy a good r joke,
nd is always ready to perpetrate one'
hen; opportunity offers. -Indeed among
his nicitutintances,be is as much renowned
for his excentric humor as le is for his
kill and bravery as'a commtoder. • -
"When Grant was a Brigadier ifi
S'outheast' Missouri, he commanded an
expedition against the rebels under Jeff.
Tlionipson in northeast Arkansas. The
!distance from the starting point of the;
expedition to the supposed rendezvous or
I the rebels was about one'hnndred and;
ten miles, and the 'greater portion of the!
way lay through a howling wilderness.;
The imaginary suffering that our soldiers
endured duriog the first two days of their ;
march was enormous It was impossible
to •steal or confiscate uncultivated real
t estate, and not a"hog or a chicken,' or an!
'ear of corn, was . anywhere to be seen.—''
On the' third day, however, things looked I
a little more hopeful, for a few !small,
.specks of ground in a state of partial cdl-1
tivation, were here and there visible, On
that day Lieutenant Wickfield, of an In- I
dtana cavalry regiment. commanded the
Iconsistingidvance guard of eighty
I mounted men. - -
"About noon be came up to a small
farm house, from the outward appearance
.of which he judged there might be some
fit to eat inside. He Imbed his
'company, dismounted, and with two sec
ond-lieutenants entered the divelliag.—
He ; knew, that Grant's incipient fame had
already gone oat through all that country,
and it occurred to' him that by reprlesent
i .1
;mg himself to be the General he might
obtain the, best the house affordedi So,
;assuming a very imperative demeanor, be
laccosted the inmates of the house, and
I I ,
told them that he ; must have something
for himself and Staff to eat. They de
-1 sired to know who he was, and he told
them that lie Was General Grant. At
the sound of that name they flew around
4ith alarming alaCrity, and served. up all
they had in the house, taking greatpams
'all the ; while to make loud professions of
103 - aity r The lieutenants ate as much as
they could of the not over sumptuous
meal, but which was,- nevertheless, good
fair that country, arid de.nauded what was
to, pay— Nothing,"—and they went on
their way rejoicing.
"In the meantime General Grant, who
! had halted his army a few miles farther
' back, for a brief resting spell; came in
sight of and was rather favorably, im
pressed with .the appearance of this same
house.'; Riding up to the fence in front
•of the door he desired to kbow if ,they
would cook him a meal.
"'No,' said a female in a gruff ;voice,
'General Grant and his staff have just
I .been here and eaten, everything in , the,
! house except one pumpkin pie.'
"'Humph,' said General Grant, 'what!
is your' name ?'
" ‘Selfidge,' replied the woman.
I "Casting a half dollar in at the door he
!asked if she would' keep that pie till he'
I sent an officer for it, to which she replied
that she would.
I "That evening, after the camping
!ground had been selected, -the various
regiments were notified.that there would
be -a grand parade at half-past six for
;orders. ; Officers would see that all their
men turn out, &c.. .
"In five minutes the camp was in aj
perfect uproar, and filled with all sorts of
rumors ; some thought, the enemy was;
upon them; it being so unusual to base'
; when on a march.
l''At half-past six the parade was formed
ten columns deep, and nearly a quarter
of la mile in length. -
)'After the usual routine of ceremo
nicls the - A. A.. A. G. read the following
1 FIELD.-SPEC IAL 013.1riat, No. ---.
Lieutenant Wickfield, cf the ---- Indi
an, cavalry, having this day eaten every
in Mrs. Selvidge's house, at the
crossing sing of the Ironton and Pocahontas,
and Bl:,ck River and Cape Girardeau
roads, except one pumpkin pier Lienten
an Wickfield is hereby ordered to return
vii4i an:escort of one hundred cavalry,
and eat that pie also.'
11. S. GRANT, Brig.-Gen. Corti'd'g. :
i'Grant's orders were law,and no soldier
ever attempted to evade them. At seven ,
o'clock the Lieutenant filed out of camp i
withdhis hundred men, amid the cheers l
of ,the whole army. The escort concur- i
red in stating that be devoured the whole,
of the pie, and seemed to relish it."
;Mae it the rule of your life to do one
thinfrat a time. Get done vianderin9: your
nzlg,libors, then say 3our prayers.
MR. EDITOR : In -the_JouRNAL of flier
22d Ult., I noticed a proposal from L.
Bird to have a column devoted to original
educational _, matters. This would 'be
pleasing to me, and, Probably to other be-
Iginers in teaching ; though we might not
contribute at first for fear of not writing
"well enough," but let the older teachers
begin, and t think we will join io.
[ Those formulas might be improved ;
perhaps not perfected, thus, ,
If ',Fleury has 10 marbles and James 5
they !both have 10 plus 5 which -is. la;
therefore they both have 15 marilei'
- If .illary is 9 yearn old and Alice 4, tbe
' difference between their ages is the.dif
ference between .9 and 4 which is .5;
therefore the difference between their
ages is 5 years.- -
The principal fault .with these is that
the solution comes after the "therefore."
In the second formula . the question is
altered, putting years older for difference s
which should never be -clone
If for 2 cents I can buy 1 orange, fill'
18 cents I can buy. as many oranges as 2
is contained times in 18, which is 9 times,
therefore at 2 cents each for 18 emits 9
oranges can be bought.
if one yard of ribbon cot 7 cents, 6
yards will cost 6 times 7, or 42, therefore
6 'Yards of ribbon at 7 cents per yard ',will
cost 42 cents.
Shnuld the pupil be required to repeat
the examplebefore solving?
• I have a class in Grammar whicb!has
stadied , it some before, but in such-a way
as to get a dislike for it. 'Will some ons
tell me through the JOURNAL, the best
way to overcome that evil Perhaps
others will be benefited by their remarks
- A Model CompoSttion.
WlNTEll.—Wintr is the ceidest scat-
;son of the year -because it comes in the
winter. In some countries winter comes
lin the summer, then it is very pleat At.
I wish winter come in the summer in this
'country. Then I could go skating bare
1 foot and slide down hill in linen trowsers.
IWe could snow-ball without our fiutera
!getting coluand men who ga put sleigh:,
riding wouldn't have to stop at every tav
ern, to warm, as they do now. It SII:9WS
more in the winter than any ether season,
of the. year. This is because so Many;
cutters a-ad sleighs are made at that time:
Ice grows much better in the winter
than in the summer, which was inconven:
ient before the discovery of Ice houses:
Water that is left out of is-apt to
freeze at tEis season. Some people take
in their ! welts and cisterns on a cold night
and keep them by the fire so they don't
Skating is great fan in the winter. The
boys get', their skates on when the river is
I frozen over, _ and race, plavltag, break thro'
the ice and get wet all over (they get •
drowned sometimes ;) fall and break their
head's, and enjoy themselves many othei
ways. A wicked boy once borrowed my
skates and ran off with them and I couldn't
Icatch him. Mother says a judgment will
overtake I him ode day. Judgment will
I have to be pretty lively on its legs, for
Ihe runs: bully. -
There ain't much sleigh-riding except
in the winter—folks don't seem to care
!about it in warm weather. The gtiown : up
boys and; girls like to 'go sleigh-tiding:
'The boyslgenerally drive with one hand
and help the girls bold their muffs wish
the otheri brother Bob let me go along
a little way once when he took Celia
Crane ontlsleigh-riding, and I thought he.
paid more attention to holding the muff
than he did to holding the horses.
Snow.ballirm is another, winter sport:
I have snow balled e ' in the ,summer; but
then we used stones and hard apples.
"Mother," said a little prattler, who had
seen five sututners, "are you sure Jew& Li
alive and tip in heaven nevi?"
"Yes, my son."
"Can ho stay in heaven and do grer.,
things on earth, as he did when he lived
here ?"-
"Certainly my dear! All nov:er
His in heaven and on earth."
'. "Does Deacon Jones know it ?"
"Yes, child."
"Then why don't he stop finding fault;
with the Generals, and Mr. Lincoln, and
everybody—and pray 7"
"What you think pra2,er
do the war, Charley?"
"Jesus says in the Bible, 'dye a'k ant:
thing in mi. name,: I Will do it ;' and myl,
Sabbath School verse yesterday, said, 'lf
two of yon shall agree on earth as toner-
ing anything that they shall ask, it 41511
be done for theta. of my Father who i in
heaven.' Are there not two people Wall
this great country who agree is, wanting
the rebels whipped, and the 'Union and
our beautiful banner saved ?"
, .
"I hope tnere are a great rrnfly who
agree in that, toy 800." -
"Then why don't they ask 13nr7 f,), it ?'`
Don't they believe what he Fr.y , , ; ni'aref
they afraid. it is too herd for MIL ii._, A.' !".