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OLUIYIE XVII. - -NUMBER 45
P H O I 'ITER' JOURN -7
I`. . 1 PUBLISUBD ET 1
pi. W. IIicA.LARNEY, Proprietoir.
i I ''.
nicir Deveted to the cause of Republicanlsmlthe an.
tefests of Agrioviture,the,advancement of Edulcation,
and ihe beat geed ,d Potter county. Owning*, ..suirle
eiceOt that of Principle, it will endeavor Wald in the
work of morn fully Freedomizing tiur.Country. •
13V - Advertisements inserted at the following rates.
excelit where special bargains are made. A `,iquare"
is ICI: lines of Brevier or 8 erNonparell types :l •
1 square, 1, insertion 1 50
1 Yquaro,2 or 3 inset tioas... .:H. 2 00
Et,ch sub . 4quentinsertlon less than 13.:.... r 40
' 1 quare, 1 year ............ . • 110 00
Bit taws C“l"..iA, A year— ..... - r i 5 00
At4itrlinietrator'a,or Executor's Noticev-- .4 300
Bkcial and Editorial Notices per line-..... 1. 20
Di:ar - Ali transient advertisements must bepaid in
ildvaiace,ntid no notice will be taken of advert' ements
frond a distmice, unlesS they are,accompanie by the
money or satisfactbry reference:
oar Job Work, of all kinds, executed with neatness
and despatch. s ,
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- ikt tOrney-Ec-at..-Lax - v,
A f l'l 1g.1.!, .ll
i v k tito B r g i lle 'r e ' ti oriel V a y . ,
n..4 .9 0 p ,, e 5 ch 8 i1 0
u at u t t e r nt a i n oq
Back Pay. and. all claims against the National and
Stair Governments. . nov2llf
Frtic and. Accepted Ancient York 3lnsons
LOpGE, Nn. 34'2, F. A. M. Slated
Fj,VMeeling3 21 and .Itii '"ednesoitysot each
in the 31 Story of the nimsted Block.
D.Ca..tait EE,Sec. WM. SU E A It; W.M.
R. DRADE, !I. D
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70111111 - SICIAN nhd SURUEON, otters his !services
I Ito the citizens hf this place and vicinity and desires
t.. inform them thiat he Will promptly renpo*d to all
e:all4 for profe4ional services. 011 ice on Main street,
over Manning'.; Jilwelry Store •, Residence nearly op
posito the of of the Fox - Sr. Roes' listate.-41-23.
r. 0. T. ELLISON, 31. I).,
- D p.AcTicisai PTLYSICIAN, Conde , spOrt,
respectfully informs the citizen; °Rho villaze and
vicinitithat he ;;111 promptly respond to alli calls for
professional set ;les. Otllce on First street, first door
WeMt of his reside me. 1740
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111 IN S. MANN. i
I t ITTORINTEY AND COUNSELLOR Al LAW.
..,ft Couderapor , 1'.., wdl :mend the screr t ai ccurts,
to 'jotter, Camera and McKean counties. Ali burli
ness entrusted to his core will receive prompt atteu
etini. Unice on M. tin street, In residence.
! . AUTFLUR G. DEMISTED, t
ATTORNEY ....kND OOtINSELLER AT LAW,
J Cuiiileriipor., Pa , will attend to all huFlinesi en
trusted. to his ear& with prom ritneog nndifiilelliy. Office
lin the second for 2y of the Olin,teil Blcielt. I
..por., Pa ,
.0 his care with f ram
~ic second _tor 2 p of the Olmsted
Ai TTOTLNEY-.IIT-LSW, Cotdersport,' will
1-1: attend to all nears entrusted to himixitl. care
and promptnes a a. Attends Courts of adjoinim; colln•
tiOi. 0 Lilco oo Ei l cond atreet,near the Al legaby bridge
TTORNEY 9..,ND COUNSELLOR A''r LAW,
Cou.i,,rspor,t PA:, will attend the Uoutr in Pot,
'ter;and . the adjoini ,
ng cou ale&
31ILLER. 1 .f: "IcALLARNEY; 1 ,
~7 0 It`;EYS-AT LAW, 11A anusnzke., 'entin...-:-
Agents for khe CoHectic: n cf Ciaint s agah.,,t the
tilted States and ktate (overnments ,su..,h asf t ensions,
liioitnt y, Arrears a Pay dce-Address Ilex :15, t rris ba rg
Ir 11. HILLEff, I. C. MIALLIINTLY
31. lir. McAL4USEY,
Zj EAL ESTATE and NCI!:
Ll Land Bo gI t.and Sold, Taxes paid Titles
itw.entigated., Insures property agaitt,t ftre rn the licht
icoMpaitics In thelComitry. and l'orrionqagr..M , t Acci
'Sorts In the Tr.tv'clers losctranne Cdm of 1-I.trt.
Bitslnesa t ansactcd promytly ; 17.29
I P. AJ STEIMINS !it Co.. I
Alf grtcriAlsiT—Deal..rs in Dry Goods, Fancy
aatl cve,ythitT dsually kept iu a good couritry /aura.
Prpthice bonalit seld 17,29
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C. ii. SIMMONS, i
A ERCIT'A.NT.—W ELLSVI LLE N. Y;Whole
11, nalc, / rtnd R. toil Dettlf•r In Dry Goole, Ifnney and
Stalph.ooo,ls.Clo hing,l.n.lica Dre.,30..(idA.(3 rocertes,
.Irlclur, Fimd, 5,c... Retailers snprylicel en libdral terms
S E. A. TONES,
jyEßGFlANyciDeaeta in Drrics.ll..edicir, l c,,Orinte.,
le, lan y runlet', Stationery, Dry Goode,
GeocerieA &c. Str..et, Coudersport, V i a
I r.... OLIIIST , D., 1
TERM - I:I.NT Dealer in Dry Goods, P.Ady.rnadi.
. Cl.iblog, s,l , ' ockery, Groceries, Flour, Feed,
rk, Proviion -c., lido street, Coudersport, Pn
,OLLINS smrrit, 1' '
lirEncrfAls.:ll hardware, ill. Dry Goods. Groceries,
Ilk Provisions Queensware,: . euCery,
5,,,d all Gooia u...c ally found in a country stre. n'th
. . 11. 3.. OLMSTED, 1
I ARDWARii Mti
e'rennt, and Draler iinStoves,
I Tin and SAeet Iron.Ware,Main streei,Couder
splort, Pere `a. ' - 'in and Sheet Iron WareUnade to
culler, in good 103. le, on . shart notice. 1
! COUDERSPORT HOTEL. • .
Dr . G LAS:11111E, Pitopatcr, r ea, Corner of Main
6 and &Tot il street,t.Coodot Snort .Potter Co. Pa.
A i Livery Stable jikttlso kept in connection ivith this
II 'tel. Daily Stlties to arid front the Railroads.
Pottc , Journal Job-Oflice
HAVING In•Jely ad icd rt fine onew assortment of
JOB-TYPE' to our already largo o..ortntent.
xvt, are now prep tred to do all hinds of wort 3, cheaply
and with taste al 4 neatness. Orion. solicited.
AGENTS, $l5O PER MOZ.iTII, TO
proved Cam Mon Sei n e Fain'ly Sew.
lli; Machine will stitch, hem. fell,
hind, zalher, quilt, and embroider
ce only $2O. } very Machine is . war
s. For terms address or call on C.
Reception rooms No. 255 S. Fifth .
1 1110. Pa. lm
i,, T ANTED,
v sell tile in
int ?Assail Se.
tttelt, cord, brat, I
ranted three yes '
130VER,S s Ut,
Street, Philtidel 1
`' , 1.. 1 1113 A , 1
ii' • ',; .' 1 1. Ma l i
1 of a 1, , •.
' ' .l Cou
load, or leave y
Moments and Tomb-Stcrnes
'kinds, will be furnished on - reaeona
nine and ebert notice by
sidenee: Eulaba, 1.,34 mike south of
dereport, Pa., on the Sinnetnaboning
tur ordere at the Post °lnce. feG'6
VENSION, B ,
ar who are di
ofr disease contra
States ; and pen,:
tidned for widow
teed killed Ivhri
; ',lronaptly anew
.14ent of the .241
crises as axed bl
A. G. Olmsted,'
/USTY and:WAR. CLAIM AGENCY
roeured for Soldiers of the present
i tabled by reason of wounds received
acted while in the service of the United
ysions, bounty, and arrears of pay ob.
1 ,, pr. heirs of those who have died or
fired, and "s orv'ce. .A.ll letters 3f inquiry
a receipt Ly snail at a state
of claimant, I will forward the no-
L e rtheir siwilature. Trees in Pension
C law. Befers to Bank Inane Benson,
, John S. Mann and , N. W. Knox, E so
b-A.N BAKER., '
Claim Agent, Coudersport. l'n.
$1 - .5
e2O bowing SLnh
16r largo comThi
t:1 the United £3
licensed by lio
ler,Singer & C
i!ihines are tar
1~•tile to sires
Per Year! We \vain agents
everywhere to sell our iIMPROVED
:tunes, Three new kinds. Under anti
'arranted five year. Abdve salary
'sions paid. The ONLY machines sold
atoll - for, less than $4O, which are I ally
•o, Wheeler & Wilson GroVer & .13a-
&Bachelder..A.ta. other Cheep ma.,
lements and the sellor,ori user_ are
doe, and imprisonment. leirculara
•r call upon Shaw & Chu* , Blade
. ,De. 26, 1895. lowly.
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,THE TWO VILLAGES.
Over the river:on the hill
Lieth n village white and still ;
All around it the forest trees •
Shiver and whisper in the Ireeze ;
lOver it sailing shadows go
Of sodring hawk and screaming crow,
And Mountain grasses, lowland sweet,
Grow lin the middle of every street.
Over the riverlunder the hill
Another village lieth Still
Thefell see in i the cloudy night
Twinitling stars 'of househOd light,
Fires that gleam from the smithy's door,
idiSts that curfon the river's shore;
Arild in the roid no grass* grow,
For the wheelS that hasteh r to and fro.
In that village.On the bill ";
Never; is sound 'of smithy or mill;
The houses hreihatched with grass and flowers,
Never! a, clack to tell the hOurs,
The marbld, .iciors are always,Shut;
; You May Mit itt,er hall or'hut4
N . 14.11 the villkge; lies asleep
Never; a grain to sow or reap;
, Never; in'dreaMs to moan or sigh,
Silent', and idla, and low they lie.
In tha l t i village l under the hill,
14'i hen; the night is starry aild still,
Many - la weary Soul in prayer
Looks to the other village ihere,
And Weeping and sighingilougs to go,
Up toi lhaG hoirie from this; helow ;
Long to Sleep, by the forest wild,
Whither have liranished wite and child,
And lleareth, praying, thialanswer fall--
"Pati6nce 1 that village sliftll hold ye all I"
Potter Cdunty in'fast Times.
--- 1 Times.
Railla tentu l.
ry's Labors in the Gospel,
INEI ODING TIIIRTT-FIFE YWAES or B.tok.:Woons,
1115110:1 W 011; AND ,EE.ANG4IZING, Is NEW YORE.
AND IrENNEYLNIANIA.—AD:AdIO-BiOgraphy by Tilos.
S. S I IISARDOiri, Ile related, in hie 74th year, to .a
teriographer.±With an A piie ndix, .5.7. c. Published it
y d. N. Wesiiss and E. B.. , CASE.
he Volume. before us Contains much that
is f inerest to the general reader, particu
larly If he hashelonged far any length of time
to the Northetn Tier of counties in Pennsyl
vanid, or the' Sohthern Tier in New York.
Mr.llihardown was emphatically one of the
pion ors in this wild region. His story is told
in a stmple,ho t nest style, and with no attempt
I at cu;oring, i t hat m'rist commend it to the
atten4on of those desiring to compare the
present with the past. Many' things are great
only by comparison. ,Progress in any depart-
ruentjof morals or science is gained by
paring the condition of to-day with that of
someipast time. We are, all prone to think
that L-e haveia wild and nerhaPs a very rude
couritry, that! our pleasur f es ate limited and
our 4pportenities foradvanceni nt very much
restiqmed. .1. glance through this volume
will4how usjivlielein we have rred, and in
what we have Unproved.: Of
..'course the old
inhabitants of , this, as, well as any other
county, can see (improvements upon the cus
toms and privileges of their youth, but the
young havenot these comparisons to make
and e sometimes dissaiisfied. To them we
cormnend especially a careful perusal.of this
volatile, Wd copy an extract below:
"Iliad been traveling some in Pcttertounty.
Wheh I came' to a school-house, if there was
sell+, I would arrange with the scholars, at
noon, to run around and give notice to a few
of the scares neighbors, who, with the.chil
&mi l l would make up quite a tcongregation.
and c would try and preapb to them Jesus and
[ the resurrection. Then I would inquire the
course in which there was another school
; huus l e,and,if it was in ni,j, reach before school
was ,dismissed, would get out an evening
appirtme.nt,' then find some somebody with
i whom I could stay all right,.
'llbus pushing roundifrora place to place,l
finally crossed the line into Tioga county l and
preaChed in a settlement,Where I had spoken
a fey nnieS before. ;After the meeting was
out, it man came up, ehoOli hands with me,and
, caltq..l - me pji name. I had to look prettey
I close, for ah.:the light We had through . the
service was from a few slivers offat pine, in
serteid in the jams of the' old fashioned log
hou r firetee, He' asked mif I wculd not
go home a a e
stay all night with him. I told
him preferred not going any further, if I
coul. stay*here I was ; ;but he insisted that
I should go! , ..rVith him. I; asked him the dis
tanch. He , shid not over a mile. His wife was
1 r i
was in company with him, and :l concluded
thatlif she enuld walk that distance through
: the pitcu darkness, I certainly could ride.—
' They were both irreligious. I talked with
thorn, prayed With them,, and endeavored to
pohlt, them again to thejLemb of God that
I talc. hi away i the sins of the world. I had
pretty:led:to them in York State, They ap
peaed to be 'among the ,fiery poor, but what
the.ii had wits as free p.s water. My horse
fairbd a gretit'deal worse than myself, but. he
saidinothingl had no fah e ll to-find, for he had
lean led, no doubt, that the mission field was
Often .very scarce of provender!. .
1 "6 conversation witlathe man, ear'y in the
tno6ing„afte r r having eaten a very light break
fast [indeed ; ire talked about the way to Phce
nii HuM He wanted to know bow far from
Pin' Creek; 1 I told him as pear as I could
guliis. PIINII, now," he said, "Elder, - you
are a pretty good back-woodsman, and if you
can keep the course! through the woods as I
will give it to you, you will strike the Run at
the hot of Round mountain." I thought that
there was soi many mountains,and round ones
toO,lthat it was not a very definite direction.
HO said it was only eight miles through the
woods,but there was' no ath,not even marked
trees, by which I could be guided. Hepointed
but the direction where: the wind was, and
said, if I kept it so 'arid so, I would'rio doubt
'Come but right. I ceuciuded - to try. it, inns
. mu la as it was going to isborten„very greatly
troytravel. i Having got 'perhaps two miles
into, the deep Wildernesrq my horse made signs
,hat: there was something around that he did
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Deboieo to tile 'Tliqeiple,3 of Ihtte kahpeileD, ana tflej @isseirliintioq of .Iffoillity, Kitelltyhe qqa
0013 1 DERSPORT, POTTER COUNTY
nut like very well, for he was always afraid of
wild animals. While talking to him I heard
thb brush crack. My horse jumped, and I'
lobked around, but saw nothing. 'Very soon
I heard it crack. again, and thought perhaps
it might be a panther drawing his heavy car-
cuss' along ; but,in a littleopening to the right
I Saw a man, and he saw me, and as we ap
pit:ached each other I hailed him by his given
name, "Oliver I what ale you doing here, my
brother?" He was a young mari whom I had
baptized, with a number of others, some time
ben:ire on Pine Creek. I asked him where he
Weasteeringtol? He said, "To the creek."—
"Where do you calculate to strike Phoenix
Run ?" He replied, "at Round tnouritain." 1
asked. "why do-you call it Round mountain?"
--"0," he said. "the people have names for
ahnost all these mountains." I asked him if
he had ever been through this piece of woods
befOre He said, "Yes, once." I remarked, "I
think you are bearing too ranch to the right
o4ierwise the wind has changed." He said
he thought he was pretty near right,but would
not be sure; and as, we kept talking and mov
ing !on, he added, "If we are right, we shall
come to a house, pretty soon. I said I had
miller heard of a , iouse anywhere in that part.
I"While we Were talking, "There," said he,
"Ilsee the break,now,in the woods." We soon
came to what backwoodsmen call a "slash
felice :" there might have been, berhaps, an
acre, the timber of which had been cut down
and left on the ground just as it fell. As we
could not get through this slash fence,we con
sulted which was the best way to get around
it, and hadjust started to work our way,When
I saw some children. They must have been
playing at hide-and-seek, for those that saw
us beganto shout and scream, and very soon
I saw three or four' more little ones crawl but
of !I very large hollow bass-wood tree that had
been cut down but was lying up on other tim
ber. I saw at once that they were not all
Children of one mother.
• I"While we were talking and amusing our
el.,sre with the children;we arrived pretty near
telthe houses There did not appear to be a
Vestige of anything growing, but what had
sprung up wild from the bosom of nature. I
said to the brother with me, "Hold on I want
tolstop at this house."- I went up to, a rude
door that was partly open, and knocked, but
nci answer. I always had one question to ask
first, 'when I called at an isolated dwelling,
and that was, LWhere is your spring ?" I
opened the door, and asked the question.—
There were two women.in the house; one an
swered. "The spring's down by that hemlock
tree ; the gourd shell is there sir." I then
told them my name,' and thatll was a Baptist
minister; I asked' them if they knew the course
Ilshould haVe, to take to strike Phmnix Run
near the Rourid mountain. They told me that
Ilwas on a pretty direct course. All this time
I I was surveying their habitation. I asked
them how long they had lived there? They
replied, "Over nine years." I asked them
Where they were frbm ? They said they were
from'York State. !I asked them from what
part of York State,bilt got nolanswer. I asked
them what county? No answer, What town ?
All silent. I then Concluded that, very prob
ably, they were like several 1 others whom I
' had met with, in isolated places,who had left
York State for a cause. !I asked them if they
had a Bible ? : They said i i"Nol" A Testament?
"No, sir." Why,what b oks have you ? "Not
any." Have you not an!Alrnanac ? "No. we
have not any hooks." I talk l ed to them some
in relation to the interests of iheie souls; They
were intelligent, : looked tidy in their persons,
their garments well patched / I put it down
that thoie feniales had seen better days. They
had but one room. The floor appeared to be
made of split! chestnut; cbd m ber floor they
had none; chairs, and tables, were not there.
I saw .a small 'quantity of crpckery, 'more' or
less broken. They had no ehimJey ; the logs
had long been•burned out where the fire was
wont tole built, and a very/
standing edgewise, served f r a fire back.—
There was some small pieeo of venison hang
ing iu littlesmoke. Blocks,like shingle-blocks
appeared to be their seats. Their bedsteads
,either side of the room) were very
rude, but convenient; the 3 had bored into,
the logs with a two-inch auger, and inserted
crass-pieces, which ;were plit' into a hole of
the same size, in what migi t be termed the
bed-posts. One difference I t ibserveti.between
the bed-posts r of civilieatio , and those that
were on the borders, was, that while we have
but twoposts on- a side, theirs a'ppeared to
have three, with the head part some inches
higher than the toot, On the cross-pieces
appeared to be laid slabs or boards,
nut say Which.) I inqUited for their husbands
Th'ey said they were out hiinting. I would
hate given them my Bible,b l ut it was the only
one I had with me, and it Would have been
very difficult for me to have made my way
home without that. • I '
4My companion leftmesoon after we arrived
ontthe Run and I continued my course.—
dging my hdrse by myself, I knew he must
b. very, hungry - , I was- passing a little log
cabin, something like seven miles from the
seetlemOnt below,'where I calculated to take
My dinner: I was somewhat acquainted with
the people living in the cabin t they were pi
ous,good people,but very poor• I saw amongst
the slogs lying around the house, some very
nice fresh grass, which I did not -see on the
mountain, although it was about the middle of
flay. I thoUght I would ask the privilege of
turning my horse,loose there a short time. I
inqUired of two children if their father and
mother were n. One said no, the other sail
yes. While 1 was speaking, the good woman
came' to the door, very glad to see me. I told
her that I wanted to let my horse pick a little
of that grass', and . I would stop ten or fifteen
minutes. She asked me what time of day !it
was ; I told 'her, about eleven o'clock, Slie
said, "Now, Elder, you must stay and take
dinner with us." I told her she must excuse
me,for I must go on, very soon; (and I kneW
that, if I stopped to eat, I should "eat the
children's bread.") But she was so importu
nate, that the thought struck me, if I do not
stay', sbe will think that it is on account of
their poverty so I concluded to tarry. She
said to two little boys,4Run down to the creek,
anc catch some trout." They were gone but
a short' time, and returned with a good string
of trout. I saw her dress them, nicely, and
out them into an old-fashioned frying-pan,
minus butter, lard, or anything of the kind..
Shli baked Athem in her pan, and pot them - 1319
hex; table. "She said, "Now, Elder, I cannot
gibs you what I hare not got ; this is all we
PA., TUESDAY MARCH, 6, 1866.
have, eatable." I sat down with her, asked a
blessing, and we partook of the fish. It was
indeed, a "fish dinner." She remarked. "We
sht.iuld not have lbeen so badly off, had it not
been that my hubband.went down the river,
and be is detained at tide-water. We expected
him beck some three weeks ago,and are look!
ing for him every day. •You must not be disi
coaraged,and not call agaln,because we have
so little.! My heart was deeply moved, and
my, eyes could not refrain from weeping. We
kneeled down and prayed, and:if ever I felt,
huhabled in view of the many excuses that had
been made around my own table, when iN-6
Were abundantly supplied with the necessa
rieis of life, lit was on this occasion. I left
that house; I thought a better man.than. T was
iV lien I entered it. Proceeding en my way,l
retched my appointment in the evening,seven
or eight miles below.
!'Oni another occasion, not many miles from
that p ace, I had an engagement where, there
wdrelli saw-mill or two,and three log-houses.
Preaching was to be rn the afternoon. I had
about eighteen miles to ride, at , ten o'clock,
A. M. My first offset was tnrough a piece of
woods., perhaps eight miles. 1 had not been
in Ihe !woods long before I heard it thunder.
It was', evident that it would be a shower of
some maguitude,and,from the fray it appeared
to be Coming up, I knew I could not escape. I
rode through the whole of it, and the shower
was traveliog in the same direction that I was.
Airiven at my oppointweut in due time. My
congregation, of course, was small, but I had ;
all that were around the establishmet. They
remarked; "The .shower has been very heavy,
sir." 'I said, "Yes." They said, "You must
be very wet, indeed." "I am, but lam used
to' it." When we were together, I sang and
prayed, preparatory to my sermon. After
prayer,. I saw that, during that part of my
service my congregation was increased by
two femeles, "apparently .as much drenched
with rain as I was. After service, I went into
the adjoining room,(it was a double loghouse).
because there was a little fire there. When I
entered, I found those two females' standing
by the ;fire. I said to one, "You had to come
through the rain ?" "Yes," she replied.- -
"Ain't you sorry that, you came to meeting?"
She replied, "No sir, for I have not heard a
sermon until now, since I left York State."—
"How; long ago is that?"—"Three years, sir."
The ther one,added, "Nor I, either; the last
sermon I heard was in York State." "How long
ago, madam?" —"Over five years." My heart
begari to grow tender. I was sorry I had not
given! thern i more of the bread of life. After
conversing with them a short time in relation
to the interests of their souls, they remarked,
almoSt simultaneously, "We heard of this
meeting by' accident; a man, was passing
through, and, among other things he told
about a meeting being here, and we concluded
to come." I inquired, "Where did you come
from---from what part ?"—"From a little,new
settlement, above, sir." I said,l did not know
there. was a settlement, anywhere above. One
remarked, "It is about seven miles—seven
miles sir." "You come down on foot,didyou?"
—"0 yes," was the reply, "and through the
thunder storm." One Said, "It was very se
vere,lsir. When we gbt out to the clearing
here,l there were thirteen dry trees, burning,
on the side of the tnouta . ns ; they 'had been
struck by lightning." ;I said to them, "You
will hot return, I suppose, until morning?"
One looked me in the face,and,the tears brim
ming upon her eyelids, said, "We must go
back, to-night, sir; we have left our 'babes at
home." Thfit broke my heart,(and why should
it not, as lOng as a parent's heart was beating
within my own bosom ?) I said to them,"Why
it is bow five o'clock; you cannot reach your
home before dark, can you'?" "Yes, sir, we
shall get home if all is well."—l care nothing
about it," said the other, "if we can only get
through Wolf's Hole before night sets in."'l
parted with them, never to see them:again.
But such thirst for the waters of life, as was
manifested by those friends, ought to put to
shame thousands of professing Christians,who
live within sight and soundof God's sanctuary,
who; If it is not just so pleasant, - and just so
convenient, appear to opiate their consciences,
and make up their minds that they are not
called upon to gp out to serve God under such
unfavorahle circumstances I"
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WI" How bravely a an can walk the
earth, bear the heaviestl i burdens, perform
the severest duties, and look all men
square in the face, if he only bears in his
breast a clear conscience, void of offence
toward God or'manl There is no spring,
no spur, no inspiration like this. To feel
that we have omitted - no to k, and left
no ebligatiou unfulfilled, this fills the
heart with satisfaction, and the soul with
Sr. PAUL.—"IIow do you like the
character of St. Paul ?" asked a parson
of his landlady one day during a con
versation about the old Saints and the
"Ah 1 he was a good clever old soul,
I know, for he onoe said, yotr know, that
we must eat what is set before us, and
ask no questions for conscence's sake'. I
always thought I,should like him fora
Some of our Western friends have
a talent' for the figurative. Oue of our
Tennessee exchanges describes another
as "holding its left hand under the Swal
low-tail, of its , constitutional dignity,. and
extending the white nose-wiper of inter
rogative pathos in its right.".
IllOxEy'a WoaTif.—.A. rich upstart
once. asked a poor person if be bad any
idoa axle advantages arising from riches.
"'I believe they give a rogue a n advantage
over an honest man,"- was .the reply.
b t -- ' doingt
tesi,w a is every one a e
same ? Ano.—Growiag older.
A Roman !Moto..
In•the war between Rome and Carthage
the consul Regulus was taken captive!
Flo was kept , a ease prisoner for two
years, pining,iind sickening in his loneli
ness, while the, meantime the war con
tinued, and at last a victC r ry so decirive
was g ained by I dle Romans, that the peo
ple o f c Carthage were discouraged, and
resolved to ask terms of peace. They
thought that no one would be so readily
listened to at Rome as Regulus, and they
therefore sent him there with their envoys
having first made him swear that he would
come back to his prison if there should be
neither peaca nor an exchange of prisoners.
They little knew how much more a true
-1 hearted Roman cared for his city than, for
himself--fot his word thee for his life.
Worn and, dejected, the captive warrior
came to the !outside of his.own city, and
there paused, refusing tolenter. "I am
no longer a l Roman citizen," he said ; "I
am but the barbarian's •slave, and the
senate may not give audience to strangers
within the walls."
His wife Marcia ran out to greet him,
with hiS two sons, but he did not.look up,
and; received their caressed as one beneath
their notice, as a mere slave, and he con
tnued, in spite of all entreaty, to remain
outside the city, and would not even go
to the little farm he loved so well.
The Roman senate, as he 'would ,not
come in to them, came oat to hold their
meeting in the Campag4
The ambassadors spoke first, then Reg
ulus, standing up, said, as one repeating
a . task, "Conscript fathers, being a slave
to the Cartbagenians, I cpme on the part
of my, masters to treat with you concern
ing peace, and an exchanFe of prisoners."
He then turned' to go away with the am
bassadors, as a stranger might not be
present at the deliberations of the senate.
His old friends pressed !him to stay arid
give his opinion as a senator who
twice been consul; but he refused to de
grade that dignity by claiming it, slaie
as he was. 'But at the I command of his
Carthagenian masters,he remained, though
not taking his seat.
Then he spoke. Re told the senators
to per - severe in the war. ' He said that he
had seen the distress of Carthage, arid
atr i a a peace would be 'only to her all
vaptage, not to that ofltorde, and, theile
fore, he strongly advised that the war
should, continue. Then, as to the eX
change of prisoners, the Carthagenian
generals, who were in the hands of the
Romans, were in full health and stren th,
whilst be himself was too , much broken
down to be fit for service again, and, in
deed he believed- that ibis enemy !had
given him slow poison, and that he could
not live long. • Thus he insisted that no
exchange of prisoners should be made.
It was wonderful:even to Romans, to
hear a man thus pleading agairist him
self, and their chief riri4ts came for Ward
and declared that as his oath had been
wrested from him by force, he was not
bound 'by it to return Ito his captivity.
But Regulus was too noble to listen to
this for a moment. !'I.; am not ignorant
that death and the extremest tortures aro
preparing lb'. me ; i but what are these to
the name of an infamous action, or the,
wounds of.a guilty mind ? Slave as lam
to Carthage, I have still the spirit of a
Roman I have sworn 'to return. It is
my duty to go; let the gods take care of
The senate decided to follow! the advice
of Regulus, though they bitterly regretted
his sacrifice, His wife wept and entreated
in vain that they would detainl him ; they
could merely repeat their permission to
him to remain; but nothing could prevail,
with him to break his word, anti he turned'
back to the chains and death he expected,
as calmly as if he had been returning to
Dow litscotrEamoi A THlEF.—After
Lorenzo Dow had retired to bed after a
hard day's travel, in the western part of
Virginia, a number of persons collected.
in the bar-room to enjoy their usual rev
elries, as was the custom in that part of
the country. At 'a late hour in the night
the alarm was given that one of the com
pauy bad lost his pocket book, and a search
was proposed, whereupon the landlord
remarked that Lorenzo Dow was in the.
house, and if the money was there, he
knew that Lorenzo could find it. The
suggestion was instantly recotved with
approbation, and accordingly he was
aroused, and brought forth to find the
money. As he entered the room,his eyes
ran through the company with searching
inquiry, but nothing appeared that could
fix guilt upon any. 'one. The loser ap
peared with a countenance expressive of
great concern, and besought Mr. Dow for
Heaven's sake to find the money.
"Have any left the company since you
lost the money ?" said Mr. Dow.
"None-," saidate loser, "none."
"Then," said Lorenzo, turning to the
landlord, "go and bring me a large din.
ner - poti"
This' created no little surprise. But
as supeinataral powers were universally
TERDIS.-41.50 PER ANNUM.
conceded to him, his directions: 4
hesitatingly obeyed. Accordingly Cher
pot was brought forward and set in the,
middle of the room.
"Dow," aaid Lorenzo, "go and bring
the old chicken cook from the roost."
This was also done, and at Lorenzo's
directions, the cock was placed in the pot
and covered 'over with a board or ltd.
"Let the doors now be fastened and
the lights extinguished," maid Mr. Dow,
which was also done.
"Now," said he, "every person in the
room must rub his bands hard against
the pot, and when the g uilty hand touches
it the cock will crow."
Accordingly all came forward, and fob•
bed or pretended tomb against the pot
But no cock crowed.
"Let the candles now be lighted," said
Lorenzo, when all things were prepared,
"let us examine the hands.".
This was the important part of bid ar.
rangetnent. For on examination, it was
found that, one man had not rubbed
against the pot. The other hands being
black with soot from the pot was a proof
of their innocence.
"There,"isaid Lorenzo, pointing to the
man with the Ulein bands, "there fe the
man who piCked your - pocket."
The culpriq seeing his detection, at
once acknoededgid his guilt.
The man! whO put up a stove-pipe with
oui any pofanity has been found,,and a
company have secured him for exhibition
in 'the principal cities.l Ito will draw
better that the pipe:
Men 'and hyenas langli ; men, parrots
and raveni 'talk; men and crockOdiles
cry; men,l cats and lamas spit; Men,
grasshoppers and tobacoo-wprms chew
The first poetical valentine ever writ
ten is preserved id the British Museum.
The author was Charles, Duke of Orleans,
1415. A. 4'ew imitators, we are sorry to
say, still ekist.
An chonest hack driver wa.6 discovered
in this city lest week. When be dies it
is proposed to erect a monument to his
memory at Laurel Hill. ,
it'Restaurant." is derived from the Latia
words res and tauris, hence the term•y-.
A matrimonial tie should be a lover's
"Early impressions are the most last
ing," the fast , kiss arid the fast licking
cum under this head.
Things that are writ for bread will bo
apt to taste ov the emptinga.
Repntashun is a good deal like a bon'
fire . ; you have got to keep piling on the
shaving. If you don't, the flame will
Good wit is something like good lAA
—the more soon and unexpekted it is,
the better. ,
They tell of a feller out west who kant
wear tinny stookings--bis feet are so big
he haz to wear sock•dollagers.
The best education a man receives in
this life, he gets just before he disc.; and
it mostly consists in forgetting what he
has larnt beford.
The world looks — With cold respect
upon an act Of- justiss,.biit haaves up
their hats at a display of , mercy. 1 Yet
the one is the , strength of. virtue, while
the other is most often its greatest weak•
ness 1 •
A mind that 'has more imaginaahun
than sense, is like a goiase--furat rate to
fiy down hill. •
I don't think the world hes laity olvd
ilization to sPare, but I think she hue
more than she can manage well. '
Drafting has been commenced in Mex
ico. Exemption costs four hundred
The Egyptian Government' has only
just adopted the use of postage--statt3ps
they came into use the first of January.
The house 'in which Byron ;lila his
mother resided, in Aberdeen, during a
portion *etas boyhood, is now used as s
printing•oike, and a printing•press ocoa•
pies what was , once the poet's beitroom.
When sitting alone by, the side of s
beautiful. woman, one tares little hoar
grasping she is.
The number of people in a city fiAny
not necessarily have increased haeause
many of its people have doubled ; but it is ,
in a fair way to increase.
. We must suppose the map value
red noses, judging from Ulla, expepse they
are at to get them.
N i t! is make it a reproach to any ante that
he has "changed his tune I" What sort
of alainger would he be who . never did so T
state, Elections will be &Id in New
Hampshire on the second Tuesday in
March; in Connecticut on the. second
;Monday, in April;, and in 'Mode. Island
on ti t he - first Wddniiday its*