The Potter journal. (Coudersport, Pa.) 1857-1872, February 19, 1867, Image 1
VOLUitIE XVIII.- NUMBER 34. THIS POTTER JOURNAL, rUULISHKD BT H. W. WcALAKXKY, Proprietor. •try Devoted to the pause of Republican)..™, the in tar -stsof AtfrioHture'he advancement of Education, ft il the heat Kocd ol Potter county, owning no guide • xcepi that of Principle, it will endeavor toaid in the work of more tui.y Kreedomizing our Country. Advertisements inserted at the following ratp, ftnept where special bargain* mede, A ".-quare" Is 1 o lines of Brevier or 8 of Nonpareil types : 1 square, 1 insertion... ........fl 50 1 square, 2 or 3 insertion* -- Kch subsequent insertion Jess than 13 * > t square, 1 year . Bn ine.. Cards, 1 year-----.-.-------- Administrator's or Execitore Notices 3 00 Special and Editorial Notices per line 20 fcy All transient advertisements must he paid in Advance,and no notice will he taken of advertisements from a distance, unless they are accompanied by the tnoney or satisfactory reference. ■3" Job Work, of ail kinds, executed with neatness nd despatch. BUSINESS NOT 10 ES. JFree isnU Accepted Ancient York Masons IXULALIA LODGE, No. 342, F A. M. Stated 'j Meetings on the 2d and 4th ' w ednesnaysoteach month. Hall, in the 3d Story of the Olmsted Block. D.O.LiitRABKKjSec. Wit. SHEAR, W.M. . T. ELLISON, M. !>., 1)R ACTICING PHYSICIAN. Condersport, Vti. respectfully informs the citizens of the village and vicinity that he will promptly respond to all calls for profession ii set vices. Office on First street, first door wst of his residence. 17-40 JOHN S. MANX, .A TTOKNEV aND COUNSELLOR AT LAW. Coudersjiort, IV, Will attend the several Court* lu Potter and Cameron counties. All business en- j trusted to his care will receive prompt attention, office on Main 6treet, in residence. OLMSTED and LARRABEE, ATTORNEYS AT LAW, coudersport, Pcnnn Will attend to all business en'.rustcd to tlieir; aru with promptness and fidelity. Will ;ilo Utiend ■ the several courts in tlie adjoining counties. Office In the seeond storey of the Olmsted Block. ISAAC BENSON, ATTORNEY- AT-LAW, Coudersport, Ta., will! attend to all business entrusted to him >. itL care | and promptness. Attends Com its of adjuiuiug coun j ties. Office on Second street,near the A iiegany bridge j r. W. UN ON, \ TTORNEY AND COUNSELLOR AT LAW, j OoU'terspoTl, Pa., wII attend the ikjuits in Pot- i -,r and the adjourn;# counting. ; r. O BITTEB, n i., PHYSICIAN and Surgeon would respectfully In - ! form the citiz-ns of Condersport and Vicinity tn*t he ha* op-ned an Office in the Coudetsport Motel, and will be retdy at all tunes to make pro fessional calls. He is a regular graduate of Buffalo Medical Co lege of 1569. Jan 1 67. I ELLISON .V THOMPSON, DEALERS in Drugs, Medicines, Paints, Oils, Varnishes, Lumps and uIiC.V articles, Book- ol an kinds —School and Missrllancotia, Slarioiiery, 11 ks, Ac. In Manning# old Jew.dry .--lore. Jan- 1, '67. MIL LEU A MeAL.VUXKY. ATTOB X EYS-AT LAW, Hsrkisbvrs, Penn'a.— Agents for the Collection of Claims agaii.st the L nited states and State Government-,such :\ Pensions, Bounty, Arrears of Pay,dtc-AddroßS Box 95, larrisburg . W H MI LtKR, f. C. M AI.AKXKV j XI. XV. XIcALABNEY, T)EAL ESTATE and INSURANCE AGENT ! Xv Land Bo ight and Sold, Taxes paid and Titles investigated. Insures property against lite in the best ; companies in the Country, and Persons again -t Aeci I dents in the Travelers Insurance Company of Hart ford. Business transacted promytly 17-29 j C. If. AIDIVIBOXG, HARDWARE Mercnant, and Dealer in Stoves, j Tin and Siiect Iron-Ware, Main street, louder j sport, Penn'a. Tin and Sheet Iron Ware made to order, in good style, on sliort notice. j I. A. STEBBINS A Co., MERCHANTS— Dealers in Dry Goods, Fancy j Go-ids, Groceries.Provision*,Flour,Feed,Pork, J ami everything usually kept In a good country store, i Produce bought and #"ld 17 29 C. 11. SIMMONS. MERCHANT— WELLSVILLK N. Y., Whole ! sale and Retail Dealer in Dry Goods, Fancy and j Staple Goods Clothing, Ladies DressGoods.Groceries, Flour, Feed, A-c, Retailers supplied on liberal terms j CHARLES S. JONES. MERCHANT— Dealers in Drugs. Medicines, I'tiints, Oils, Fancy Articles, Stationery, Dry Goods, Groceries, Sec., Main Street, f'oudersport. Pa I. E. OLMSTED. MERCITANT— Dealer in Dry Goods. Ready-made CI 'thing, Crockery, Groceries, Fb>ur, Feed, i Poru, Provision*, &c., Main street, Coudersport, I'a j COL 1.1 NS SMITH, MERCHANT— Dealer in Dry Goods, Groceries, Provisions, Hardware, Queenaware, Cutlery, i and all Goo 's u-ually found in a country store, '6l COl' DEBSPO R1 IIOTEL. HC.VERMILY K A,Propmktoi, Corner of M ain , and Second streets Oondereport .PotterCo.Pa. A Li very Stable is also kept in connection with tiiis Hotel. Daily Stages to amj from tlie Railroads. Potter Journal Job-OfliiT. HAVING lately added a fine new assortment of JOB-TYPE to our already large assortment ] w* are now preps red to do all Muds ot work, cheaply ; and with taste and lieatnees. OiMe s solicited. j LYMAN HOUSE. Lewisville, Potter county, Pennsylvania. BURTON LEWIS. Proprietor. Having j taken this excellent Hotel, tlie proprietor wishes ' o make the acquaintance of the traveling public and j eels confident of givng satisfaction to all who may I all on him.—Feb 12.60 tf MARBLE WORK Monuments and Tomb-Stones of all kinds, will he furnished on reasona ble terms and short notice by C. Brounle. Residence'. Eulalia, miles south of Coudersport, Pa., on the Siunomahoiiing Road, or leave your orders at the Post Office fetid DAN MAKER, TTENSION, BOUNTY and WAR 01.ATM AORNCY Pensions procured for Soldiers of the present I War who are disabled by reason of wounds received j or disease contracted while in the service of the United 1 Htates ; and pensions, bounty, and arrears of pay ob-1 tained for widows or heirs of those who have died or : been killed while in serv ce. All letters of inquiry promptly answered, and on receipt by mail of a state ment of the case of claimant, I will forward the ne cessary papers for their signature. Fees in Pension eases as fixed by law. Refers to Hons. Isaac Benson, A G Olmsted," Johu 8. Mann, and F. W. Knox, Esq DAN BAKER, JuneS 64 Claim Agent, Coudersport, Pa. Itch ! Itch ! Itch ! SCRATCH! SCRATCH! SCRATCH! WIIE4TO!V'9 OIWT.H Elf T, Will Cure the Itch in 4H Honrs 1 Also cures SALT RHEUM, UL' ERB, CHIL BLAINS, end all ERUPTIONS OF TIIE SKIN Price 50 cents. For sale by all drnsrgists. By sending I 60 e# its to WEEKS fc POTTER, Sole Agents, 170 j Washington street, Boston, it will lie fo; warded by | mail, free of postage,to any part of tlie United Elates June 1,1893, sp.notice wky lyr. j The Democratic Party and the late Rebellio i. The ciicumstance that a member of Con gress is branded a liar for stating in his place I hat very many Democrats were sympath izers with and virtual allies of the late Re bellion, compels us to ask attention to cer ! tain historical facts. If any one can con tradict them or break their force, we beg j him not to hide his capdle under a bushel. I. Secession was first inaugurated in South Carolina, directly afler the popular choice of Presidential Electors, early in November, 18t50, whereby the accession of Mr. Lincoln to the Presidency w as assured. The men who inaugurated it were all Demo crats —that is, they had supported for Presi dent Van Buren in 1840, Polk in 1844, Cass in 1848, Pierce in 1852, Buchanan in 1856, and J. C. Breckenridge in iB6O. There may have been one or two excep tions, but we know none. There was cer tainly no Republican among them, wheth er in that or any other State. And what ever their impulse to Secession, their pre text for it was the triumphs of the Repub licans in the choice of Mr. Lincolu afore said. 11. Other States—at least ten of tbem —followed South Carolinia in her so-cailed 1 Secession. Two or three more pretended or were claimed to have done so. In every instance, this so-called Secession was sub stantially tlie act of the Democratic party of (hose States respectively. That is to say: the great body of those who had pre viously 'run' the Democratic machine were j early and ardent Secessionists, while the I mass of the opposite party are either ad | verse or lukewarm. Thus, every Demo cratic Governor of a State, those of Dela ware and Kentucky excepted, was at the Betid of the hunt for disunion; and of the exceptions, each openly contemned all forc ible resistance to the mo emeut, 111. The Federal Government was then wholly in the hands of the Democratic party, save that the House of Represeuta tives was tied—Wm. Pennington (moderate Republican) having at length been chosen ts Speaker by one majority But in no |single department did that Government oppose any earnest resistance to Secession. Pi esident Buchanan in his message of Dec. 3, 1860, squarely proclaimed that Congress had no light to use force to prevent the withdrawal of a State from the Union, nor to compel her to yield obedience to its laws. To do this, he argued, would be to make war on a State, which Congress had no constitutional power to do. (See Ameri can Covf ict , Vol. 1., p. 370 ) This procla mation of national anarchy was backed by a forma! opinion from his Democratic Attorney General, Jere. S. Black, who was afterwards his Secretary oj State, who affirmed that the use of armed men to en force the laws, in the existing state of thing would be "wholly illegal"—He further urged that an attempt to make a seceded State fulfill her Federal obligations "would be ipso facto, an expulsion of such States to the Union." (The very sophistries which we hear every day from tlie Democrats of 1867.) IV. During that memorable winter Democratic Conventions were held in sev eral States—that in this State (held in Tweedle Hall, Albany, Jan. 21, 1861) be ing one of the ablest and the strongest thai was ever convened. But from none of tliese Conventions, nor from the Democrats in Congress, nor from the thousand to fifteen hundred Democratic journals published in the country was a voice raised in deputa tion of, or discent from, these disorganizing doctrines. On tlie contrary, they were generally re-echoed aud almost universally acquiesced in. V. Se veu States having secceded before Mr. Buchanan's term expired, tlieir Demo cratic members vacated tlieir seats in Con gress, with very rare exceptions. Of then few anti-Democratic members, neailv oi quite every one remained to the close. VI. Mr. Lincoln was inaugurated on the 4 ill of March, 1861; and his Inaugural Ad dress was mainly devoted to the inculcation of doctrines regarding Secession and Co ercion, the exact opposites of Messrs. Buch anan and Black's. Mr. Lincoln was well known to hold (as wo did and do) the right of the people to modify or change their form of government as concerning all written constitutions or charters; but lie, with great clearness and cogency j yet in perfict kindness, demonstrated that a Presi dent must, to the utmost limit of his abil ity, cause the laws of the Union to be re spected and obeyed in every State and Ter ritory—-that, should a collision of forces re sult, his position would be s rictly defen sive and conservative—-that the consequent war would be made upou him, net by him. Never was a manifesto more firm atld lu cid ; never wss one less irritating. Either its doctrines were sound, or any State might at any time dissolve the Union. Yet, of the five hundred Democratic jour nals within our reach, we believe no single one approved and sustained the positions of Mr. Lincoln. VII. Throughout that winter and the ensuing spring, nil the organs of Demo cratic opinion within our observation rep tobated Mr. Lincoln and the Republicans heboid? to tl)e of Jirne Dityoclrqctj, il)c of Wofrjlity, JLißlrqliU& ftitrs. COUDERSPORT, POTTER COUNTY, PA., TUESDAY. FEBRUARY 19, 1867. as disturbers and disunionists, because of i their intent to oppose by force, if that 'should become necessary to maintain (he integrity and authority of the Union. AY e cau recall no instance of Democratic rebuke to those who were openlv, conspiring and arming to resist the Union, i which they proclaimed already dissolved, j VIII. A Confederacy of the Receded Slates having been formed, leading North ern nd Western Democrats openly ad ' vocated (he secession of their several States front the Union and their accession to the Southern Confederacy. —"If the Union is ito be dissolved," said George W. YVood- I ward, Democratic candidate for Governor in 1863,) "I want the line to run North of Pennsylvania." Ex Governor Rodman M. Price of New Jersey wr m and printed a i letter elaborately urging that New Jersey should forthwith unite her fortuueo with ! those of the slaveholding Confederacy. [S it in American Con'Hc >, Y r ol. 1., p- 430) ! And ex-Governor Horatio Seymour of this State privately argued that New should likely unite with that Confederacy whose head was Jefferson Davis. It was held by leading Democrats that (he Union might thus be reconstructed without wood-1 shed or convulsion—only New England, and perhaps two or three of the more fana tical States of the Northwest, Being 0x eluded therefrom, as unacceptable to oui Southern brethren. IX. Actual hostilities were commenced by the rebels—not by firing on Fort Sum : ter, as is often asserted, and as Pollard now | pretends, but months before, while Mr. Buchanan was yet President. They seized land appropriated (he forts, arsenals, armor I ies, ordinance, arms, munitions, custom i houses, post offices, sub-treasuries, Ac., throughout nearly half the Union, without a shadow of resistance—his Democratic Secretaries of War and the Treasury being conspicuous, active disunionists and ha himself, with most of his councilors, play things in their hands. Btfire Texas was out of the Union, according to rebel com pulation, the bulk of our little army had been betrayed by its commander, General Twiggs, and -urrendered to three Rebel Commissioners—Feb 18, 1861—a fort night before Mr. Buchanan went out of office. If ever a Gaverument forbore, till smitten on both cheeks and till tobacco juice had beer, spit in its eyes, that did lie Federal Government before grappling with the Slaveholder's Rebellion. And yet, from first to last, tlie Democratic journals and canvassers represented the war for the Union as waged by Mr. Lincoln tind the Republicans, and assumed that the Rebels were assailed and staudinig on the defen sive! X. Democratic protests and Demon strances, public and private, against the war as cruel, Irairicidal, wicked, revolting, abhorent, ifce., &c., were abundant through out the struggle; not one of them so far as we can recollect, addressed to the reocl chiefs, but all assuming that Mr. Lincoln and the Repub icans were waging hostilities needlessly it not wantonly, and might have an honorable jieace whenever they would. Thomas H. Seymour of Connecticut was the author of one of these paral vising mis sives; ami he was nominated bv acclama tion by the Democrats of Connecticut <as their candidate tor Governor in 1863, and his election enthusiastically supported bv the party. XL In this eitv, one of tur Deraocrtic journals, The Daily News, was an open, unqualified contemner of the war >n out side aud champion of the rebellion, from first to last It did its utmost to prevent enlistments in the Union armies eulogized the rebel chiefs and proclaimed that they never coul.l be subdued; systematically magnified their successes and denied or be littled their reverses; and was well under stood to be their stipendiary and tool. In lull view of these facis, its editor was in 1862 made the regular Democratic candi date for Congives in one of our strong Demo cratic districts, running on the same ticket with GovernorSeytnour and receiving near ly the full vote of his party; and he has since been chosen by that party to a seat in our Btate Senate. XII. As to the propositions, speeches acts, and votes of \ ahandigham, Bavani, Bright, May, Josh. Allen, Jack Rodger.-, and other Democrats in Congress, includ ing Bonj. V Harris's vaunt that the rebell ion never could nor ought to be put down, we leave them to Mr. Ashley or whoever shall see fit to answer Messrs. YVinfield and Hunter not according to their folly. Just a word, however, to the former ot these gentlemen; One of the very foremost Democrats in his district is (or was) Gen. Archibald C. Niren, who, very early in the war, wrote a letter to a nephew who med itated enlistment to fight for the Uuiou, urging him not io do so, and representing the war on our side as cruelly oppressive and unjust. That letter was published, and thereupon Gen. Niven was made tlie Dem ocratic candidate for Senator (in Mr. Win field's precise dstrict) and received the full Democrtic vote, bv which he was returned elected; but the Senate, on a contest gave the seat to his Republican competitor, Judge Low. a ' We might multiply such facts to intjn ity; but ueed we! Suffice it that, as the : result of a most anxious, intent contempla tion of our great struggle, we do most un doublingly believe that the Democrats, a a party, were not at heart for the Union in its terrible struggle with secession—thai they did not rejoice at its triumphs nor de plore its defeats. We do not say that a majority of them wished the Union perma nently dissolved! we know, and have often stated that they did not: but they believed that the Union defeats and disasters would discredit and destroy the Republican ascen dency, and that they would thereupon come into power and coax the rebels baek into the Union by all manner of conces sions and prostrations to the Slave Power. They had no notion that the Union could (or should) Ire saved otherwise tbau by let ting the slaveholders have tlieir way in u ; and the road to this they realized, lay not turough Uuion victories but the con trary. Firmly grounded in this conviction, arc we at liberty to proclaim it ? Do we de serve to knocked down and stamped on whenever we say what we holieve? or only jto be branded as liars? What say yoU, Messrs, Y\infield and ILtnter? A. J. Tribune. XV b? r as !i ■ as. Mr. Parton, the biographer, has furnish ed to the last number of the North Ameri can Review a piquant article on Daniel Webster, which tells some wholesome truths and is likely to attract a good deal of attention. Webster's leading trait, Mr Parton asserts, was his enormous physical magnetism. His presence overwhelmed criticism. His intimacy fascinated it Fid gety men were quieted by bis majestic calm. YVomen ware spell-bound by it. It gave the public a sense of repose. YVffien he passed up or down State street, with an arm behind his back, buisnoss was brought to a stand still, Y\ T ebster was nev er a student He absorded knowledge, but did not work for it In Latin, he was excelled by some cf his own class. Greek lie never enjoyed. Foi mathematics, he had not the slightest taste. At college, he ! was only an omnivorous reader. He bare ly passed muster in the recitation room as; a student Ills whole college life shows! that he was formed to use the product of other men's toil, not to add to the common fund. At the same time he was an inno j cent young man. His wild oats were not; sown in the days of his youth. He was [ always under the influence of others, Na- J ture made him not to lead, but to follow, j In the early flush and vigor of his lifej lie gave a thousand evidences of a good heart j aud of virtuous habits, but not one of a j superior understanding. The total absence; "f the skeptical spirit betrayed hi 3 want of I boldness and originality In a period of! transition, no young man of a truly emi-j ncnt intellect accepts his father's creeds with out first calling them in question. But no new light ever illumined the mind of Dan iel Webster. As soon as he came of age he joined the Congregational Church The candor of his Judgment was impaired by! religious prejudice In this respect he nev-' er lost his narrowness and ignorance. In I he. time of his celebrity he preferred the! Episcopal, as the most genteel religion. Hi - pol.lical prejudices Were equally strong He was o* slow growth. His [towers did! not reach their full development till he was! neat ly fifty years of age. He had no prac tical wisdom. From the year 1832 to the' end of his life, lie was suffering the process, ot moral and mental deterioration. Hisj material part gained upon his spiritual. He had an enormous capacity for physical enjoyment, and Became a great hunter, ti-lieruian and farmer, a lovu' of good wine and good dinners, a most jovial companion. But his mind fed chiefly upoti past acqui sitions. t here is nothing in his latef effort which shows an intellectual advance. He never browsed in forests before untrodden, or fed in pastures new. For the last ten }ears ot his life) though lie spent manv thousand dollars on his library, he had a"l mo>t ceased to he an intellectual being. I His pecuniary habits demoralized him. I "He was not one of those who find irt the! happiness and prosperity of their Cd tin try, and in the esteem of their fellow citizens, their own sufficient and. abundant reward for serving her. lie pined for something' lower, smader—something persona! and vulgar. He had no religion—not the least tincture of it; and he seemed at last, in bis dealings with individuals, to have no con science. V\ hat he called his religion had no effect whatever upon the conduct of his life; it made him go to church, talk pious ly, buff the clergy, and 'patronize Provi dettcU—no more-. He was one cf those, who fell before the seductions of his place." j "He would accept retaining fees, and never look lot - the bundles of papers which ac companied them, i t whic.i were inclosed the hopes and the fortunes of anxious households He would receive gifts of, money, and toss into his waste-paper bas-| knt tlio lisi of the givers, without having I glanced at its contents; thus defrauding them of the only recompense in his power! to grant, and the ouly one they wished." Scene in a Menagerie---Fight Betweert a Man and a Lion. Worn bell's menagerie is now in Leeds England, and the Yorkshire I'ost, in giv iug an account of it says: 4, A strange and dangerous accideut hap pened last week, when Messrs Cross, nat uralists, of L ven m undertook l<> forwa-- a huge black-maiied Sahara Lion to Scar borough. On its arrival there the animal was at once taken to the meuagerie. All went well until it was attempted to shi'i this untamed king of the forest from lh cage in which he had been forwarded into the deu built to lio'd him at the exhibition After many unsuccessful attempts had B - n made to move him out of one cage jnt the other, it was at last determined to L- 1 - egraph their difficulty and r- <pi st the sistance of Mr. William Cross, who at once on receipt of the telegram, Look train for Scarborough. Upon his arrival there an other trial was made, and after a s<-\ re struggle thai lasted some hours, the noßle OS brute was at length succes fu'ly and safelv denned. But Strang l t,o sav, whiLt. M>- Cross was receiving the congratulations of . the people about him, he inadvertently laid hold of cue of the bars of tlie den. J 44 In a moment the huge animal sprang |froin his crouching position, and, to th consternation of all beholders seizc-d th ! hand of Mr. Cross iii ois mouth. !( is i> ! .possible to accurately describe the s<v: jat this juncture—fear seemed to pos>. j every one present. Several strangers w fhffd been sjiecially invited to witness tii jsliiftiugi magndieti liie aeci i-ut to M | Cios> into an escape of (h- h- ■ r f ! * 'dagej thus tided with f-ar.fhevr -h - I out of the menagerie in great trepidation. The j lion s'.i'l held Mr Cross fast by the hand, nor could he be enticedto let go Ins liold. I although tempting junk of be<*f and cow'- ' hearts were thrown into his cage; but the ; most surprising pail of all was that during ; the whole of the time eacli was trying to I attract the attention of the lion from him, ' Mr. Cross appeared the least disturbed, a-, with his eyes fixed upon his captor, he | seemed to be watching and \Vailing for Bome expected opportunity. Finding the lion determined to retain his hold, and the pain becoming very se vere, Mr. Cross asked one of the keepers to hand him a small bar of iron he was hold ing ready for use. With this Mr. Cross j succeeded in striking the brute a terriffic blow between the eyes. The enraged ani mal sprang back with a snort, tearing away the flesh from the hand, and mutilating cue finger so seriously that at first it was thought that amputation was an absolute necessity) and was recommended 5 but Mr. ■ Cross, with coolness in him charaeteri-tic, I refused all surgical aid—he thought he was sufficiently cut up already, and wrapping his mutilated limb in Wet cloths, walked out of the menagerie as if no accident had happened to him, and leturUed as soon as possible to Liverpool." A Big' Bear Story. The other day a party of four hunters went out sporting from Crescent, a station on the Northern Central, between here and Williams port. After reaching the moun tain they decided to sepafate ih search of game—the discharge of a gun being the ral ying signal, should one need the assist ance of the rest. One of the four, William GoodchaHes, in his peregrinations, came across the opeuing of what seemed a den, amid some rocks. He boldly entered in, and about the same time was rather rudelv thrust back and out by an enormous black bear, which resented intrusion by at once showing fight; Having his gun loaded and pointed in front, heat once discharged its contents, which took effect ill the heal of the bear and killed it instantly—fortun ately for his future comfort and safety, about which lie began to have serious doubt. 7 lie tloise of the firing brought his companions quickly to the spot. Thrv at once went to work and skinned and dressed the animal and started home with what meat they could carry. YY'hen well on their way, they bethought themselves that likely the den might be a wintering place for bears, and possibly there were more to Jbe forud. So they trudged back and put their guns in order, entered and succeeded in stampeding three more bears, which showed good pluck, but at length were compelled to yield to the superior prowess of the liuniefS; They secured the trophies of their day's sport—proceed ed home without further hindrance, and showed the evidences of the hot work they had encountered with four black bears.— Elmira Advertiser. MASONRY —Freemasonry is called Catho lic because it is throughout tlie world from one end of the earth to the other} ami be cause it teaches universally and comp'etelv the fraternity, equality, and liberty of the human race, and subjugates in order to these ends every class of ier>, governors and gov erned, learned aud unlearned } and because it teaches all the doctrines of Natural Relig ion; and because it inculcates in deeds and words, universal charity, and Universal love of the truth and of all truth. Y\ 7 ell mav Ffeenjasonry be called Catholic. TERMS.--$1.50 PER ANNUM. ('Hi .11 If 3:iß 11 iISH.. Against all dwimbermaidsrfflf ago or nationality I launch the curse erf iiacbelordotn! UeCause: They alwavs put the pillows at thd op-* posite end of the beJ from the gae-burnef> so that while you read and smoke beforo sleeping (as is the ancient and honored custom of bachelors) ytfu have to hold [your book aloft, in an uncomfortable posi tion, to keep the iight from dazzling youf eyes. When they find the head removed t.r the other end ol the be I in the n ofr ling, they receive not the suggestion in a friendly spirit, but glorying in their absolute sove ! reignty, and unpitving your helplessness, they make the bed just as it was originally, and gloat in seciet oter the pang the f tyrauny will cause you. Always after that, when they find Jrou have transposed the pillow, they undo Vonf work, and thus defv you and seek to em-* bitter the life God hath given you. If they cannot get the light in an in* convenient position any other way, they move the bed. If'you pull your trunk out six inched from the wall, so that the lid will stay up when you open it, they always shove that | trunk back again. They do it on purpose, If you want the spittoon in a certain spot, where it will be bandy, they don't? ! and so they move it. i They always put your other hoots mtd inaccessible places. They chiefly enjof depositing them as far under the bed as the wall will permit* It is because this Compels you to get down ill nn undignified attitude and make wild sweeps for H>ui in the dark with the bootjack and swear. They always put the match-box in some other place; They hunt up a new place for it every day, and put a bottle, or some j other perishable glass thing, where the box ! stood before. This is to cause you to : break that glass thing, groping iu the dark, and get yourself into trouble. They .are forever and ever moving thn !furniture. When you Come in the night,vod can calculate on finding the bureau where j the wardrobe was in the morning. Au 1 i when you go out in the morning, if you leave the slop bucket by the door and the | rocking-chair by the window, when you ! come in at midnight, or thereabouts, yotl ' will fall over that rocking chair, and you i will proceed toward the window and sifc down iii that stop tub* This will disgust yoti. They like that. No matter where you put anything, they will take it and move it the first chance they get. It is their nature. And, be sides, it gives them pleasure to be mean and contrary this wa*. They would die if thev couldn't be villains; They always save up the old serdps of printed rubbish you throw on the floor* and stack them carefully ort the table* and then start the fire with your valuable manu scripts. If there is any one particular old scrap that you are more down on than any other, and which you are gradually wear ing your life out trying to get rid of* you may take all the pains you po sihly Cail ill that direction; but it won't be of any Use* because they will always fetch that old scrap back and put it in the same old place again every time. It does them good. Aud they use Up more hair-oil than atiy six men If charged with purloining the same, they lie about it. What do they care about a hereafter ? Absolutely notliitlg if you leave your key in the door fn* convenience sake, they will carry it it own to the office and give it to the clerk. They do this under the vile pretence of trying to protect your property from thieves—hut actually they do it because they want to make you tramp back down stairs after it when you come borne tired, or put you to the trouble of sending a waiter for it, which waiter will expect you to pay him some thing. In which case I suppose the hoof degraded Creatures divide; They Keep always trying to make vouy bed before you get up, thus destroying your rdst, and inflicting agony upon Von but after you get up they don't cortie any ! more till next day. They do all the mean things they cut think of* and they dotliem justftlit of pure I cussedne-ss, and nothing els*. Chambermaids are deal lo every human instinct. 1 have cursed them in behalf of outraged bachelordom. They deserve it. If I e'.-uf get a bill through the Legislature abolish* ing chambermaids, I mean to do it. MARK TWAIN' Mr. Bancroft perpetrated an tl if re tentional joke—about "Flashing beautiful women across the wires"—at the (Jentetl try Club bartquet to Cyrus W. Field. This I'.-i* brought out several little stories about thu j historian, which haVe, on account of theif i charming simplicity been calle! Bancroft* j ana. others, it is >aid that, during : a morning ride at New port, last season wh.W J tete-a-tete with a charming young, lady, • Cc | historian whispered in the jntervv* rrf a i trot, "don'tcall me Mr. B.; call nl • G •org*.' f The young woman said not a worl.bof. somn time after, in a large Company at dinner; I across the table, she said, "George, lta I 1 tno the salt."