The Potter journal. (Coudersport, Pa.) 1857-1872, September 21, 1864, Image 1

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no W. illeAlarney, rroyirletor.
* * *Devoted to the cause of Republicaniqm,
he interests of Agriculture, the advancement
of Education, and the best good of Potter
county. Owning no guide except that of
Principle, it will endeaver to aid in the work
of more fully Preedomizing, our O_Otuatry.
AnrEnrmetssrS inserted, at the following
rates, except where special bargains are made.
1 Square [lO lines] 1 insertion, - - - 50
1. nn 3 " ;--- $1 50
?Each subsequent ins ertion less than 13, 25
4 Square three months, -- -- --- 250
1 1 " six " -- • -1- - - 400
a nine U ---- I- - - 550
- " one year, - - 1 --- 600
Column six months, 20 00
n Et a 10 00
I " t C u 700
1 " per year, 40 CO
" " CI P 20 00
Administrator'sm or Executor's Notit, 200
Ilttsiness' Cards, S lines or less, per y.„,ar 5 00
Special and Editorial Notices, per linh; - -- 10
** *.All transient advertisements must be
paid in advance , and no nctiee Will -be taken
of advertisements from a distattc, unless they
are accompanied by the money or satisfactory
reference. ,
* * *Blanks, and Job Work of lan kinds, at
tended to promptly and faithfully.
Free and Accepted Ancient York Masons.
-EULALLA. LODGE, No. 342, F. A. 14.
'-''TATED3leetings on the 2nd and 4thWedneS
days of each month. Also Masonic gather
ings on every Wednesday Eveuing, for work
-and practice, at their Hall in Coudersport.
C. H. WARRINER, W. 31.
JOHN S. 3lfk.N:';
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,
tutrut•ted to his care, with prc "Tines and
flaCity. Office on Soth-rest cotter of Main
and Fourth streets.
`-',ATTOR.I , i'tY AT LAW, Couder:-Tort. Pa., will
attend4o all business c:neffastEu to him, with
care and promßtzles.s. Office On Second st.,
'near the Allegheny Bridge.
LATtORNEY 'AT LAW, Coudersport . , Pa., Till
:, regularly attend the Courts •in Fetter and
1 the adjoining ConutieL.7.
• respectfully informs the citizensiOf the vil
lage and Vicinity that he will -roinply
spond to all'Calls for profeSsional' services.
Office on Main et., in building fe,rnierly oc
cupied by, C. W. Ellis, Esq. •'
C. S. & E. A. JONES,
Oils, Fancy Articles, Statienery, Dry Good:,
Groceries, Sc., Coudersport, Pa.
Clothing, Crockery, Groceries, S:c., .11.ein
Coudersport, Pn. -
DEALETt in Dry Goods,Groceries,rorisions,
Hardware, Queensware, Cutlery, and all
Goods usually found in a countrY Store.—
Coudersport, Nov. 27, 18el.
B. F. GLASSKIRE, Proprietor, Corner o
!lain and Second Streets, Conderiport, Pot
ter Co., Pa.
A Livery Stable is also keptin conned
ilea with this HoteL
• H. J. OTavrsTED,
WARE, Main st., nearly opposite the Court
house, Coudersport, Pa. Tin and Sheet
Iron Ware! made to order, in good style, on
short notice.
lsx., 11. I.IILLYII • J. C. le..klall.NET.
AL6ENTS for the Collection of
against the-United States and State Go tr
•eittnients, such as Pension; Bonntyl Arreai
tof Payitc. Address Box 95, Harrisburg, Pa.,
Pension Bounty and War Claim
' • Agency.
P ,
ENSIONS procured for soldiers of the
present war who are disabled by reason of
Wounds received or disease coutractracted
while in the service of the United States ; and
.pensions, bounty, and arrears of pay obtained
for.ividows or heirs of those who have died
orteen killed-while in service. :All letter !' of
:inquiry promtly answered, and on receipt by
.mail bf i n statement of the case Of claimant I,
fcirward the necessary papers for their
-signature. Fees in Pension cases asjfized by
1 i,tr.
.13.1 Tr•A'Ae
--EPSRENCE.3.—Hon. IsiAc Dmisos, A.
G.AkatsTED, J. S. Esq., 't P. W. Esox,
Claim Agent Coutlmaa rt Pa:
*June . 8, '64.-Iy.
puttanErnri., PA.
TITSRA ns of theervnas, Seminal, Urina
rs and sexual s) stems—new and reliable
ireatraent —in reports of the HOWARD AS
-B..OOIATION—sent: by mail in sealed let er
eur:lopes, free of ' , charge. Ati , ircs, Dr, T.
c 0.2 South Nir.t.h . Philadeln4ia: Pa.
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A friend: d I were strolling docin
The gay and crowded street,
When with In-palemnd bad-eyed one
It was Ont chance to meet.
, .
Hy friend had bowed 6 ladies fair,
Who eased and were forgot ; :
Ho bowed to her, on his cheek - t ;
I saw a. c "tason spot!
And yet It rf
Upon leis c
His look ;Ivft
To look a
Her years thlk
Her step
Not weane4
At whigh
Though goo
That name
Even to carel
"I have se
Changed iok.
His eyes 111tsh
"It neap to
To meet t)mt
And tidal;
"Two years
A fond ,1 , pr.
And motlier,
Three fair.
"Her noble husband to his flag
And tolhiscountry tree, .I
Was foully sip:, at midnight, by
A craelitrattor crew.
i: L i I
"Shin, not inlopen, lopen, manly i Wight;
Mat on his 4v, - n hearth -"t one
She sacs his lif&blcod ebb away,
And heird iii; dying gtian. ,I
i !
"She hear thd troopers' cinrses deep
Re-eche( thrdugh the ball i i
She saw the la r id flames spread fast,
She SSIN I the roof-tree fall.
-"When morning cam; half,erazed she stood
There dhsolaite and lone
Gazing with.tehrless eye eon 1
A mass; f whitened bane;
. '
"An Oat as l i .ft of him Whose love
Had made 13 r life so swfet
Now, mingled 1 ith the ashls of
Her home no at her feat." S,
"But where we e they, laerinoble boys,.
In this lel h tiz'of woe ?I'
"Ah ''. they: bad sought the attle-lieltl
Ere fell this earful blow.i.
"Two were with Grant whet; Vicksbtizg fel."
"The other, where was hh?"
"Another ilag above him waved
At -Richmond, under Lee. - ,
"And him She mourns as worse than dead.
For in this deadlysstrife *
He battles ; on the side of those • .
Who took hid l
father's life.
i , once
"Dright-eyed, giad-hearted, e shod.Weit
in lovelPrennessee ; •
Slow-paced,sadl-eyed, sad-hearted now,
She's here a Refuzee." ± ~
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HOW 'S 0 L DIE US 74 - 0110.
The following. 1
is .an abstract of t he bill
prescribing the naianer in which tub 801-1
diers shall vdte :
SECTION first provides that irrhenever
any of the qtialified electors of this porn
monwealtli ahail be in actual military
service under i a requisition from the Presi
dent or Governor and consequently ab
sent on the day of (holding general, special
or Presidential elections, they shall be
entitlbd to exercise the right of suffrage
as fully as iftheyl were present at their
proper-places Of voting, and the right of
such voter is,not th,be impair '
by reason
of his being Credited for beitinty ir(any
other locality than his aetnallresidente.
SEc. 2. Ail poll is to be opc tied in each
company, composed in whole or pat of
Pennsylvania :soldiers at the_quarters of
th 4 captain or other Officer, and all eke-
tors of said company who shall be witbin
ohecitaile of eubh abetters on the day of
election, and not - be prevented from, re
turning by the, proximity of the enemy or
wx I
orders of•comm,anders, shall vote at such
headquarters, and no other place. OS:
cers other than those of the company;the
other voters detached and aibsent from
their companies, or in any military'and
naval hospital, or in any vessel or navy
yard, May vote at such other polls as are
most convenient to them. When re
are ten or morn elebtors unable to attend
at the companY polls or proper placed of
election they tray[ open a poll at such
place as, they may select.
SEC. 3. Tho the polls' are not tofbc
opened before 7 1 o'clock, and midst be kept
open three hairs, nr, if deemed necessary
in order to receivel all the votes, until
seven o'clock in the evening.
SEC. 4. Before Opening the polls the
- -
electors present ,shall elect; tiro recs,
three persons kir judges,and the judges
shall appoint two' curls, and prepare
boxes for the ballots.
SEC. 5. Before reeeivin ,7 any votes
the judges and 'eleiiks shall * tisb sworn ;to
observe the law: and guard against fraud
aad deceit, and ;tliT r i catL. eateeed
i)6600 to ilia ilifleiPles of DI OeNell, Qqa tha isseiliiintioq of . Vol -pH - Ig, f..ifehitill Rio tfeb-s.
as no flashlof shame
heek that burned ;
. soon as sail as hers:,
her I turne4,
y might hare been two more,
- sad and slow; ,
s—but just:that pace
tll mourners go.
, around ber yet thug was
less grace, which sap, •
less passers by,
bn better -days."
Id I, "why you, who Wear '
name and nword,
Or as she passed us bj—.—
Without a word.
ed flame. "Il i yblood,4 he'said,
badness sties
sad, that patient one,
what;wreo,gl are hers.
go—alas, how changed!—
. nd wife was! she,
00, of three 'fair sonst—
r could not be.
on the poll-book and signed bathe judges
and clerks.
SEC. 6. All voting shall - be by ballot,
and the appheant to vote, if challenged,
must be examined under oath by the
judges as to his right to vote in the pre
cinct in which he claims residence.
SEc. 7. Separate poll-books shall be
kept, and separate returns made, for the
voters of each city or county. The poll-
I books shall name the company and regi
meat, and post, place or hospital in which
the election is held. The county and
township, city, borough, ward, precinct,
or election district of each voter shall be
endorsed opPosite, his name on the poll
books, of which each clerk shall keep one
SEC. S. The shall bare upon
them the names of all the officers for
for whom the elector desires to vote.
SEc. 9 On receiving the ticket the
judges =must pronounce audibly the name
of the elector presenting it, and if satis
fied of the right of the elector to vote, and
he is not challenged, shall •deposit the
ballot in the proper btfk, While the clerks
register the name and legal residence of
the voter in their poll-books.
SEc. 10. At the close of the polls the
number of the voters must be counted,
set down, and certified at-the foot of the
SEc. 11. After the poll-books are
signed the ballots are to be counted, each
judge reading the names thereon, and
the third stringing the vote;of each coun
ty on a separate string, and carefully pre
serving the same. -
- SEc. 12. Where two tickets are folded
together, both are to be thrown out, and
where two ballots are votdd together for
the same office, neither is to be counted
for that office.
SEC. 13. Each clerk shall keep, in
addition to the poll-book, a list of the vol
unteers for each counts, which shall con
stitute part of the poll-book.
SEC. 14. Tbd number of voters on
these county poll lists must also be set
down and certiEed.
SECS. 15 and 10 prescribe the form of
the poll-book, and the manner of entering
the returns.
SEC. 17. After canvassing the votes,
the judges will seal up and send the poll
book lists, and ballets to the Prothonota
ry of the proper county, and secure the
other boll book and lists, to be mired for
by the Commissioner appointed under the
act. If not called for within ten days,
the second book, &c., are to be sent to the
Secretary of tae Commonwealth.
SEC 1.6, - The Prothonotary must fur
nish the Return Judges with a certified
copy of returns so received.
SECS. 19 and 20. The Return Judges
are to meet on the second Tuesday of
November io count and enter the vote of
soldiers thus returned.
SEc. 21. In Presidential .elections,
all returns received- by the Secretary' of
the Commonwealth are to be - compared
with the county returns : for the correction
I of the latter.
SEc. 22. All elections are to be:sub- •
jeet to contest as under present laws. ,
SEC. 23. The Secretary of the Corn-1
monwe,alth is required to provide a suffl-;
cient number of copies of this law, to
I , rether with' extractu from the general
! election laws, blank form of , poll-books, ;
tally lists, and returns, postage stamps,
etc., and forward the same by commis
sioners, or otherwise, to the commanding!
officers of companies, detached posts and
hospitals, who shall deliver the same to i
the election judges on the day of election, I
bat no election is to be invalidated by
reason of such blanks not being received.
SECS, 24, 26, 26, 27. The Governor
is .to appoint such commissioners, not ex
ceeding one to each Pennsylvania regi
ment in service, as shall be necessary to
carry out the law. Said .commissioners
are to be sworn to fulfil their duties, un- I
der penalty of $l,OOO or imprisonment,i
for one year. They are to deliver four!
copies of,the. laws, and at least.,two sets I
of blanks to the corffinandin- , ciScoi ofi
every company and part of P company ;!
provide for opening polls, and call for one;
copy of the poll-book after the election:l
They are to be paid ten cents per mile;
for traveling to and froth their respective I
regiments, and may vote at one of the,
company polls. No failure of notornis
sioners to visit regiments shall invalidate,
any election under the act. '.
SECS. 28, 29. The
.officers authorized I
to conduct elections are to be subject to
the usual penalties for the non-fulfillment I
Of duties. They are to receive no corn
pensation. • 1
SEC. 30. When the Sheriff issues his
proclaination for an election, he shall
transmit immediately • copies of the same I
to the troons4a thecounty.'
held from the
SEC Si. e 13,000 is appropriated to
carry the law into effect.
SECS. 32, 83, Where lers than ter:
persons are •separated from their' proper
company they are to vote as follows:
Each voter is authorized, before the day
of election, to place his ballot, properly
folded, in a sealed envelope, tozether
with a stt.temert: Eig.i. - ,ed by the voter Lad
his commanding officer, -or soma other
witness, and duly sworn to and certified
before said officer or - some other compe
tent person. This:statement must set
forth the following facts.: 1
The name and proper residence of the
An authority to some qua._ voter at
the place of his residenee, to 'bast the bal
lot for hini.
That he is a qualified voter in the pre
cinct where he porposes to vote.
That hd is in, the active militaay ser.
vice, and give the name of the organiza
tion of which ho is a member:
That he his not sent ballots to any
other person than the one so authorized.
That he` will not attempt to vote at any
polls opened on said election day, at any
place whatsoever.
That heh.a.s.not been dishonorably dis
missed froth the serviee.
Said sealed envelope, ballots and state
ment are to be Featly mail, or otherwise,
to the proper person, with the endorse
meta on the sealed part thereof, "Soldier's
ballot for.l-- 'township; (card or
borough,) in the county of ," ttc.
Secs. 34, 35; The elector to
whom this ballot Is sent shall deliver it
uiwpened, on the day of the election, at
the proper polls. The electron officers
shall open it in the presence of the. board,
and deposit the ballots add accompaniing
papers, as other ballots are depesited.—
The pers.oti delivering the ballot shall be
compelled to, testify 'on his oath that he
has delivered it in the same state as when
received, and that be has not 'oppned or
changed or altered the contents. With
out such oath the vote 'shall not be re
ceived. The right to vote of the person
sending the ballot may be challenged the
same as if he was personally present.—
Any election officer refusing to receive
and count such vote, dkcepting when
fraudulent, and any elector to whom such
ballot is sent refusing to Present it at the
proper poll, are punishable by 8,500 fine
and one year's imprisonment. Any per
son making false oath kouching these
matters is subject to a penalty of $1, 4 100
fine and five year's imprisonment. •
SEC. 38. The Secret+ of State zhAl
prepare and furnish the necessary blanks
to carry out this act.
SEC. 39. In case of ad elector in mil
itary service on a vessel, I the master of
said vessel shall be competent to take
affidavit and written statement of said
SEC. 40., Assessors are required to
assess a county tax "of 'ten locus on every
non-commissioned officer and private, and
the usual tax on every commissioned offi
cer known by them to be in the: military
service of the United St4tes br of the
State, in the army or na;Cy, and when
names shall, have been omitted they must
be added on application of any resident
of - the district. Non-commissitned offi
cers and privates are to be exempt from
all other personal taxes . while in!, the ser
vice.' Assessors must receive this tax
from, and furnish a certificate of payment
to, any citizen offering to ay the same
for said soldier. Where the name has
been . drktereo. on the assessment books no
certificate of assessment shalll be required.
The certificate of payment shall Eat forth
the name of the persons far 'whom the.
tax is paid, the date of payment, and year
for which it is assessed. Tihis certificate
shall be evidence of payment of taxes, and
shall preclade a demand - for Other evi
dence of a right to vote.. I The penalty
fer non compliance on- thd part of: the
a i ssessors, collectors, or treasurers shall
not be lezi than *2O, or more than 8100.
t .
Our readers will not fail to be tutiched
by the child like simplicity' with Which
General Mc 'Cleilan declares his belief
that the views expressed in l his letter of
acceptance are identical with:those of the
Chicago Convention. The ;Platform of
the Convention proclaims the war a failure
insists upon an immediate !cessation of
hostilities, and invites peat ili at any sacri
fice; while McClellan, aghast at peril
ous position taken by Folleagues,
hedges toward a vigorous pi . osecution of
the war, in case the indispensable condi
tion ore complete re-establishment of the
Union should prove unattainable by other
means. In other words, while the utter
ance of the Chicago Convention are un
undisguisedly traitorous, these of- Gen.
McClellan are to some extent consistent
with, loyalty. 'lf black is white, then the
"views expressed" by the Oeneral are
those of the Convention, and not other
wise. We hardly know Whether to be
most entertained by this asOmption of
innocent cradulity, or his .I.ssuranee. in
supposing that the people cr be Tor a
moment duped by it.
General McClellan regrets , that we have
failed to.reap "the benefts cif our any
victories." This is a questionable allusion
corning from the Source whence it I gloos.
Pruden ce,:if not modsty,mighit have coun
seled the General to refleOt upon the
utter-insisnifie.ance of his own contribu
tien.s to the victories of the 'War, cud to
1,.. - 0... at topic - L.turtel.L I
Mrs. Brown Discourset
"A woman's work is never doneMsaid
Mr. Brown, as she brought a chair from
1 the rank and file against the weiand
! offered it to her neighbor, Mrs. Jones' In
performing , this hospitable action, Mrs.
Brown called the ghost of a smile to her,
face, and in the care-worn features ebulll
be seen signs of beauty-and sweetness
, that time and trouble were stealing from
[ her. She resumed her 'seat, and Odle
rocking the cradle, wearily proceeded to
quarter and core the apples in the
pan beside her, while she discoursed in
this wise to the strong, hearty looking
farmer who sat opposite : . '
' "No, John isn't in, Mr. Jones; rz He's
gone to the village to hear about sedesiion
—something Or other. I can't keep trick
of it ,
FM so hurried and tried—'Tugged
with fortune and wearied with disaster,'
as my mother used to say."
,- 1
"You mean to say you amt. any patri
otism ; dont care what-them rascally fire
eaters do, any how, I suppose ; little odds
1 to you whether Major Andersen holds pat
!or not." Mr. Jones said this in a won
dering, good-natured way. ,
3 3.N0w, look here, neighbor," and into
Mrs. Brown's pale cheek a faint crimson
crept and wavered uncertainly, ththe
-1 tioned itself in the unaccustomed lace.
i"LoOk here, neighbor, you know th t hen ,
of ours—the speckled one, that's o fe
-1 mous for raising chickens ? You -now how she worries over 'em, and cluck and
scratches and watches for 'em, an getspoor and fretted like, so she's email g , ,at
last but •.a bundle of bones and featli rr r --1
e.. i
1 but the chickens come through all :eilit.l
—fat and plump and bright-evcd. Yen;
know old Fuss L--that's the name ohn I
, gave her—never minds what she eats,:'or
• , I
how heavy the rain pelts down on her, i
and she isn't afraid cf anything for the 1
'chickens' fake. Well, somehow I thilak
i I'm like the geor old hen." Mrs. Broils'
dropped her 'knife and bent over' he Oa
die a moment. Farmer Jones didn't Ue
tice the tear that fell on the baby's cheek.
"You see, neighbor," the woman went On.
I"when my heart and hands are full ;of
thoughts and work for John and the.
;children—of how I can manage to save
here, and get along without this,, and 1
make that last beyond all recson—l don't;
1 have time left to think about thme
1 politics, or anything beyond this nem we
live in. But I used to have thoughts
outside of this, about the countries away
over the sea"—and the woman's CST.S lad
a far-off, mournful look in them. "I'D
geography, -I remember how I liked `to
I learn about 'es, and then I thought may
he I'd see all those beautiful things some
day; you know girls have their fel:l'64.
But I've given all that up. 'Tisn't eel&
to go 'wool-gathering' when I see - briVis
toes ceming out of his stockings, and
John's mittens needing a patch. I'ln
afraid you men don't make hardly allow
ancelenough for us, always. We're not -
So strong as you, and then oar work :4 1
different. You are out in the fresh alk,
and sunshine, but we stay in the house'
and don't have much change. Yog go to
market, and haul- wood and straw, and ,
meet your neighbors and have a pler.sar4.
word with them, but -we tee the same
things day after day, and get lonesome'
sometimes, and wonder why we were pu., 1
into such kind of -lives es these. Then 1
-it's trying -to a woman's nerves—the kind ;
of work she has to do. :Tisn't like plowe,l
ing and sowipg and driving horses ; that'd'
heavy work, to be sure, but then you'rd,
strong to do it. But we, have such peril
tienlar, careful work. Now, there is
briad-making—yon don't know how much
worry there is about it. Yon mustetakel
so much into the account, the kind on
flour, the kind of wood you have to make I
your fire, the yeast; all these are chang-,
lug, and you must make allowance foil
this. You must let the bread rise justl
so much, and fix the dampers just right;;
and handle it so careful. Why, Dr. D—, _ __
told me that it's like managingchemicals 1, -
+here L 3 not a word of 'cheer in
and ho said that men that Ilan_ to work! ,
Chleages'platformier the unequaled sue:
with chemicals were the most nervous i ceases o f p eeetega s s-nd our tars. -We S,ll:i
kind, because they were so full of the'tsi unequaled. All history shows - hut fo4e
and care. Then, there's preserves and, or five viatoriet of fleets against forts, Od
pickles, and cakes and coffee. You don't none such as his. ' Is there nothing
know anything about the care and tronble thls to arouse DemotiratieNoodg ;'
it is to get them up so nice, when you sit
down to eat the light, crisp pastry and'
drink the coffee, creamed to the color that),
suits you. Yon don't know how tiresome
it is to feel so much care always on you,,
nor how much patience and watching its
takes before a turkey or roast is done to!
a tura.' "
Mr. Jones looked steadily c.t
his steigh
bor while she talked. She paused a o- i
meat to replenish the fire.. M He sat in a'
kind of 'maze, without offering her any
assistance. - Finding' . that be Cad not
speak, she continned-
"And .so yon see, with all these things, ,ile will have them, and. that snail ; iind
I don't think much about what's going with the NI of the kebellion in Vir7iula.
on outside, that yott and John talk about, ! ' goes the last - hot.e of- rebels raid i.l/ir
though I, often wish I emald. And I tyl i apA thi serg . - . =, : •
think, somehow, I'm like our old hen I .f
enoke ef, for I don't mind much about '1 "Damoeney" sees the"wiekiiine : .f
myself. I see. that I'm t-clC.r.r , to 5t.:0p..41.5 ../itir . .iinistration. Why 4301 , s i( f:,:i t , ...
more every year ; and there are gray hairsid.:c; - ... the wickedness of the t-e1..,—.1'!5t0,?
TERNS:--$1.50 PER ANNULtT. ,
C here on my terap . les, though I'm not this:
ty yet. The wrinkles are so Plain, toe)
lon my forehead. lam sorry; Johb tho't
I was so pretty, years ago. . I remeobei
how straight and slim I need to brr, anil
I had nice brown hair and red choke.
I Dear me! there hasn't been a bit of dotuE
in them for years. John -is alWayl
And kind; but he don't kno* ho* worrie d
I get, most every day, and vvbeii; I speak
short and fretful sometimes, be looks sill--
prised and says , hat! Mary, is I,hat:yott
speaking in Kll `a, 'W
voice as that T T _
Mr. Jce:ies looked np it: n gilfrideritig
kind of way. , "Why, Inner Mined of
this before; he said. "I thoright
men's work wasn't much, any way. But
I see you're right ..Ace.ording to yon
strength, you have the hardest - tittle. We
work hard, but then, as yea say, we're
stronger, and have more variety; and then
evening we rest . I'm glad yon spoke
no, Mrs. Brown. be more conSiderato
toward the women. fa advise ;you to
keep a hired girl, only they are such cress)
vexing things."
"No, I don't think so,"_ Mrs. Brown
replied. "liked girls are abused, too.
Thep have the same troubles that 'have,
almost. No wonderthey complain some.
times, the have cause -aiways. We
ought to be sorry for them, and remem
ber their troubles. And then, John can't
afford to keep a girl; I wouldn't let him.
No, there's no way for me 'but to keep on
working and worrying till I can't do any
more, and then they'll lay= away where
i:'s gala and I shill rest. But —"
and her eyes grew bright, ..the ebildren
gill grow up tall and strong, and if ray
life does to 'nourish theirs, I snpppse it's
all the same. And yet I wish somelimeS
my life had been a brightertme !
A rough hand fell on the' wetuan's
head, but the touch was gentle as a tooth
' er's mimht have been; a ina, manly
voice said,
"Your life shall be a bright one; ;quip
God help me to make it
She turned quickly, - exelainingln hel•
sad, sweet voice--
"John, John-l"
; •
One of ohr men in the treuchesbefore
Petersburg, acting under a promise of
safety from the rebels, went to the enc-
I my's lines to exchange some papers, and
they took him r apt nt and 'all. This
breach of faith Was 'considered a propel
subject of retaliation. A Corporal, dig=
guised as an officer, ventured out in front
of another portion of the line, and hold
ing up a package 'of :papers, 'expressed . a
wish to exchangp for Southern, papers.—
"Oome over here, and Ave Will exobaug
with you," -a rebel 'hailed 'wit. "Meet
mc half way," our Corporal replied. . His
firmness-on this point soon brought out a
graybriek officer, : arid .
- a Major at ,that.
"Glad,to see you," said the CorpoiXil.--=;
"Do you see'that, man behind
_that tree
with a musket-1 You are my 'prisener,
and if - yet:riven your heatl, or . don't fol
low me, you are a dead man." The Ma
jor followed,' and is now a prisoner. Bair
sequently-an offer vas mada to - send back
the mati 'they had taken prisoner is ex
eliange,cbut our - boys Couldn't see it.
Hen. 'Maddens Stevens has been re:
nominated for Congress, 'by the Union
men 'of Lancaster county. Of 'conrse
then-is nothing surprising in this renewal
of confidence. In Congress, Mr. Steyeats
gives to his district an importance e§nal
to that enjoyed by many States, fret:tithe
representatimi of their delegations in both
branches of that body; and hence, ehile
the veteran statesmanlivertind is willing
to forego his own revise and 'personal
terests to occupy a seat in Coogress,the
people . of Lancaster - county will. of course
insist upon - his 'distinguished services.
We do mot believe - that there is a Ora
Union man or-a clean'tiDemocrat" in; hi*.
district who will Vote against Mr. 8:e;
vans at the'October_elion.
Among others,we are curious to kw
if the allandighammers are going to
permit . i Clellan to engineer the Vain
pai„cru on their side. If so, the &.tttst
will be greatly - shuffled and clicifir:ne,d:
as a few wooden guns will keep vim At
his army of American Knights . cati Alin
zte.A.ten in check until, the cattaign.i..
lov t er. -Bv all means let "Leeb...k., liac''
tritinege the campaign. ,
Grant wants 100,000 morel pen tc,
make the rebellion draw i Et - al bre4h.