Wellsboro agitator. (Wellsboro, Tioga Co., Pa.) 1872-1962, December 06, 1872, Image 2

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islow that the campaign is over we sh I
devote more apace than for the past ew
months to litrature, news, and' matt rs of
general interest\The literary selections will
be carefully made,from the p4hest and
ablest periodicals and books 91 , the day, and
will conWtnothing- ofrensike to,pure mot.-
.als or gdodt.aste, A porlion of the paper
) / .
will be devoted ench x •week . to information
useful on,the fantty4d in the'household,—
klpeeial liteenyti*Will - be paid to the caw-
tion of local , 9.6v5. The proceedings' of the
courts and dunty officers will be promptly
reporter}./ The produce market reports - will
be care idly corrected each week. The eil :
itorial c7oltmuis will contain comments upon
such totiiesof the ady as may seem of most
interestto the general reader. In short, we
aim to make the AGITATOR a thorough po
litical, literary and business veafpaper. We
hope to `make it a journal that shall intertst
every citizen of Tioga county,' and be a wel
come . Visitor at- every fireside. In doing
this, \VI'• tespeetfuliy ash the aid of our
friends ,tuid , well•wishers in extending our
circulation and sending us prompt intelli
gence or Whatever of interest may transpire
in their t respective neighborhoods:
The retstilar circulation -of' the AourATon
is alrendy larger, than that' of most journals
of the, Northern Tier; but we desire to ex
tend-it 'still ft3rther, and witlethat object in
view i'!ce.will send the paper from the date
of subseripten until :the first of January,
•187-1, to all new subscribers who send ust \ N - 0:-
dollars in -•advance, thus giving all those
who subscribe at once the paper for the re
maiiuder Of -this year for nothing. But let
it be fully understo4 that to secure it at
I this rate the rash must accompany all or
• ders. -
Everybody sbOuld be glad to hear that
the people of, Philadelphia have quietly con
tributed sinnething over ilOO,OOO as a fund
for the support of the :family of the late
General Meade.
Gne B,.Grati, Brown is Governor of 'Mis
souri; and for some reason he has found so
littl to be thankful for this (year that he
failed to second the• President's proclama-
tion last week. It 'was just as well; hut
what do, you suppose ailed Benjamin Gratz?
The nation against Mr. George ,O. Evans
to recover the State funds withheld by him
tvas called up at Harrisburg 'last Tuesday,
and was again continued on affidavits of
Evans and his New Yprk
.physicians that
he was too sick to ascend without endan
gering his life. The counsel for the Com
monwealth strenuousl opposed the post
ponement, but the Cod •t allowed the case to
go over with the understanding that it sho'd
not be again continued for the same cause
on the part of the defendant, but, is to be
peremptorily tried when again on the est.
Meanwhile, it is reported that all but one
of Evans's sureties have become insolvent.
Under this action of the Court, the pros
pect of ever recovering ty money seems to
move rapidly toward the 'vanishing point.
in the science of physiognomy. He writes ,
a letter to the public prints concerning Jay
Gould, in which he handles that distinguish
ed )bull of the Stock Exchange without
gloves. He i Says he has nothing to do with
him himself, and has always advised his
friends " to have nothing to do with him in
any business transaction. I came to this
conclusilin," adds the wise Commodote,
" after taking particular notice of his coun
tenance." This must tie highly interesting
reading for the gentleman of the forbid
dine countenance. In the days of old the
knights who had no special admiration for
each" other Were wont to come together in
the lists wit lances in rest and 'torsos at
full gleed. Now, the field is a newspaper
column, the lance is a steel pen, and the,
wounds are hardly less dangerous, and mote
irritating, 'Man always has been and is still
a fighting animal; the mode Oanges—the
spirit is the same.
The Constitutional Convention held three
vessiona last week, and adjourned from
Wednesday until the Tth day of January
next, when It is to convene.at Philadelphia.
The standing committees were announced
on Monday.. Mr. Niles is on the commit
tees LegHation, and on Bevenue, Tax
ation and Finance; Mr. Elliott on those on
Suffrage, Election and RepreSentation, and
County, Township and Borough Officers;
Mr. Mann on those on Legislation, and
Religious and Charitable Institutions. So
far the Convention has done nothing except
to ) eflect an organization, appoint the com
mittees, and draw part. of their pay from
the) State Treasury. We are glad to see
that Mr. Mann, our member from Potter
county, made a vigorous opposition to this
long adjournment; for, as he said, the peo
ple are rapidly , groWing dissatisfied with the
action of the Convention. It is to be hoped
that on re-assembling the members will at
tend more diligently to the work for which
they have been selected.
Senator Sumner returned home last week,
having been absent something more than
two months The New York Herald reports
him as looking the personifidation .of good
health, a fact, which hardly agrees with the
stories just itieeeding his ar4al. Of course
the Senator as " iutefviewed," and equally
1 ) of course he Lxpressed very decided opin-
ions upon the \ polities and the politicians of
the Old World and the New. He is a firm
believer in Thiers, the President of the
French Republic. He thinks, too, that the
people of France are becoming more serious
and capable of self-government, and ha's
great confidence in the brilliant future o'
thut unhappy ',country. As o home politics
he was ratbei• more reticent, dismissing the
late campaign,with the rem rk that it was
a struggle between two It Publicans, and
he preferred Greeley,—a ren t ark which does
ittle credit to his sagacity dr his l'e candor.—
I said hehould return to Congress with
the 'Tt intention - to try and do his duty
there, . he had always tried to do it. ,lie
thinks so milling should be done for civil
service'ref •In Is are - not very
definite on he trouble, we
suspect, is tl reform did not
originate wii
It is report tngton that the
Commission( revenue will sub
mit to Cong , .
_Tat of ft bill, a
plan for reducing to expeses of collect
ing the internal revenue by pr ;;Ii ding that
all the duties' heretofore performo by as
sessors and assistant assessors Vial)in the
future devolve upon the collectors and heir
assistants. lie will also recommend t ',
hereafter all special taxes, including the tax\
on stills and worms, shall be paid by stamps
denoting the tax. This, it is said, will re
lieve of their duties about two hundred and
thirty assessors hildiribout thirteen hundred
assistant assessors, and render it necessary
to appoint about twenty-five special agents.
t is estimated this change will save to the
Government from one and a half to two
million dollars. It is understood that the.
President and Secretary Boutwell both ap
prove this proposal of Commissioner Doug
lass, but in some quarters the ery is raised
that it will place too much pouvr. in the
hands o the Commissioner: - The fdree .14
this obj .etion * is not Gaily seen, and the
people will gladly take any risks of that
sort 7i Of course the measure will encounter
I the strong opposition of the friends of the
9tileers threatened with (b.f.-missal.
The Close of a Busy-Life
Horace Greeley is dead! The great jour
nalist is at rest after a life which has been
to hint indeed a " fitful fever"—a life of
cheerful toil and weitry ing vale, of br illiant
success followed by bitter disappointme»t
and heart-breaking alllietion. 'rho an
nouncement brings to millions of hearts it
feeling of personal loss. - name h for
many years been a " household word' al
Over this broad land, anl the great new : ipa
per he has built op 1 ism been regarded, stone
what erroneously, by a tunititude•of read
ers mainly as the vehicle of his persona
The loss of such a coati would lie :.everely
felt atj any time, but, Mr. Greeley's death
will be especially regretted at this period.
lie dies just at the clue of an .exclting po.
littera Canvass in N\ hich he had a direct per
sonal interest, and in 'which his fondest
hopes were blighted. \ "rite country is
6ne, the Tribe he is gone, and I am gone,"
ryas the despairing cry of a great heart
breaking under its weight of woo, of a great
mind tottermg to its ruin, It is indeed sad
that a man so thoroughly unselfish, who had
'Spent, his life in lab Ors for the elevati o n of
one common humanity, shonld thus go
down to the grave with the gloomy fancy
that he was unavreciated and condemned
by his fellow Men. Alas! that our gain'' ,
should be so often Vitt fruit of other-' 1 ,
We have not space to-day to 1, .
story of Mr. GreeleyAlife; nor 1041
sary. That story is already %N ell I
every person Nvlto knows aught of mr)
can politics. humble birth; hi- , met 0
clous childhood; his early) love for hoops
and thirst fur knowledge; the hartishitis of
his youth; his life as a printer's apprentice;
his filial afrection and self•sacrifice; his
struggles in the great city; his first journal
istic ventures and failures; his indomitable
energy and industry; his rise as a political
writer; the establishment of the Tribune;
his eccentricities mid hobbies; his brief offi
cial life; his labors for the Abolition of sla
very; his political ambition, and, saddest of
all, his recent candidacy and crushing de
feat,—all this has been mitten .'by a-hun
dred pens and detailed from countless plat
forms but a lew weeks since. It is indeed
an interesting story, that of the great edi
tor's life, and it will never lose its charm
while Americans admire genius and unsel
fish heroism and pluck/and perseverance.
W ASHINGT ON, Nov. 24), 1872
full explanation of the method adopted
in the examin4on cif applicants for .. ap
pointment and promotion in the Treasury
Department will satisfy any one that it is
perfectly fair and equitable. The labor of
getting lip lists'of questions, computing the
tite r :l4kt. A competitive examination is
however necessarily confined to proficiency
in inttillectual drill, and cannot embrace ori
ginality of ideas or experience in actual
business, nor can it apply to charaeter.—
These points arc infinitely of ft cater im•
portance to the efficiency of, our civil ser
vice than is the mere drill in hook learning.
It is asserted that the present coMpetitive
system in England is about to be declared
a failure, though it is specially adapted to
the use,of countries m here, as in England,
primogeniture is the law of the realm, and
expensively educated younger 'sons require
a sort of 13 Mg-in asylum n- a means of
avoiding the pool house and prPon. •
Some of our V. iscst thinker:3 have lately
asserted that a fair and legitimate competi
tive system carried out in the United States
for a do7eu years would render our clerical
force quite inadequate, by selecting the
most narrow and incapahle men for the du
ties that the whole country could produce.
Coming, as they must in youth, trout the
drill of schools and colleges, crowding out
age and ripe experience, they cannot, under
the contracted and imprisoned life they
lead, expand into full grown American citi
zens. Without accessions from time to
time of vigorous, practical experience in the
ordinary husiness“lf this busy world, they
have no opportunity to bring to the practi
cal workings of the Departments anything
thus gained by contact with individual en
terprise. Regularly following established
precedent and musty old opinions that be
long to a period which the country has pass
ed in its healthy growth, the moldy formu
las and dead-wood excrescerites into which
they will naturally grow will gradually eat
out the litand strength of the serNiCe.
It is currently reported that a bill will be
presented in the approaching session of
Congress for the erection of a new family
and social residence in -the northern sub
urbs of the city, leaving the present White
House for the exclusive uses of an Execu
tive office. The present mixing up of fam
ily matters with the important affhirs of
state certainly hardly comports with this pro
gressive age‘and country. When the White
House was built, the business of the Presi
dential (*ice was in its infancy, It now
needs to be placed on a footing of business,
and to be furnished with the appliances of
business, to be used legitimately during bu
siness hours, while the society duties and
social repose of the President should be
separated from the business, us they are in
all well regulated American establishment&
Since the adjournment .Of Congress the
President has made 187 appointments. FOr
the Interior Department 58, chiefly Indian
agents and public land officers; for the De-
partutett of Justice, 15 U. S. Marshals and
District Attorneys; Navy Departmlt five;
PotAtntsters, 44; State Department, 21, of
whieh 11 are Consuls; Treasury Depart
ment, 34, of which 10 are Supervisors of
Internal Revenue.
JaS. Gibb, mate of the...ship Three Bells,
has just been agreeably surprised in receiv
ing a Treasury Warrant for\ $5OO as a re
ward for his efforts in rescuigtolliccrs and
men from the wrecked steamer San Fran
cisco in 1855. Mr. Gibb was in Australia
when the act was passed authorizing the re-.
ward, and . he had'never heard of it.
REsPrrE, Scc
The murderer Barney Wood, now await
ing execution here, has been • respited until
December 6th. ' This gives him ten days
more in which to prepare to meet his death.
His wakefulness and want of fortitude
promise no very quiet submission to the
mandate of the law on the part of this oth
erwise hardened culprit.l
Edmund Ti tes will Mini. his celebrated
lecture, on "3 odern Society" Tuesday eve
ng at Lincoln Hall. His is the first of
th i star ourse of lectures this winter, and
will •ro e a success without doubt.
A t2miter of Congressmen are already
here, preSring for the session which com
mences nextkiondl. C, 111.,
Full Portiontars of his last Sickness.,
The founder of the New York Tribune,
Hon. Horace Greeley, died last Friday eve
ning, at ten minutes before_ seven o'clock,
at Tarrytownlon the Hudson. The foll O
wing dispatehe4 giving the, particulars of his
sickness and death will be found highly in:
Ntw YORK, Nov. 29—Evening — . Horace
Greeley died at 6:50 p at. Ire WIlf.A con
scious at the time of his tlecease, and his
,death was peaceful.
NCW YORK, Nov._ 29.—Mr. Greeley's
death is expected montelliarily. Lath t'v hi
relatives and the physiciar attending him.
e ;
Yesterday fah , reports mere current in
many quarters that dise l e.e had termina•
tea tidally, and mmiliet-t eallt.d at the
ollit•t• to itqt.ei tain the true tit ate of af
fairs Mr. Greeley is at Tarrytown. but his
I, , ,heteationtS ZIYC kept Ilrem the public and
many of his triends.
YeNterday evenimz at a medical comult a--
tion it t`tas said that it was doubtful if he ,
cottlil live more than a lets days.
Dr. Hammond, oae of the physicians
said: " 1 doubt if he mill live forty-eight
hours longer, and I should not hi' :...urprked
to hear of his th - Anth
" While 1 was at his bedside," added the
doetor, " Mr. Weed, an old friend of lire's
ley's, came up, and wishing to test Greeley,
I said, Grettley, do. you know Weed?'
Mr. Greeley starts) vacantly, and amtm urea
that he had neyer met him in his before,
and said farther, ' t never heard- , the name
of Weed before.'"
Mr. Greeley is :tithing incoherently all
the time, anti is ((trite obstinate. Ile does
not know his oivn daughter.
Between eight and ten o'elock last night
his pmilition was less av'ettilile than during
the dny: .. y lip-icions dill not anticipate any
important changt nithin t vivo bimls.
NEW , YolcK, Nte,. 2•t, t iti.•--Mr. Iree
ley Itit'3 /Wen ill it ;NM' tit ent unconseiotts
nes.; since eight eisloe I. tliit iiitaning. His
pulse at the v i.-t is intperceptitilt , Hffil his
strengthic - ste.•alily failing. Ile appears to
ttlii'tvet • little.
vulsTinitt'NE'r , _trcotUN•c (Iv lILs Dv:.vrit AND
k nih,o<4.,. account (
ilir vtl,l do:oh or lionte?•(;rePley:
"ly I,i 111,.:1:.4111 . intv.i knew.
till•Cky NV:IS in nihilist as gout . ' health
uqual when on the% day niter election be
wrote the card anttotmeim.., his wsumption
of the editorial eliaq!e ot the TeA,Hie. his
sleeplessness :k4 known to have bevome
greatly worse; but for years he had su ff ered
.more or leas from the same difficulty,
as now dear, a sullieieul allowance had
not been made for the immense strain upon
him throthy,hout the sumtner, and especially'
timing the last month of his wife's illness.
"But it
Strength was
which he ha(
or four car eft
a column hi 1
haps, waS
wherein he s ni,metl up his views of the, can'
vass. hil he wrote three and a half col
umns after his return, contributing to only
four issues of the paper. , Two or three
times he handed his assistant short articles,
sayliig, "There's an idea worth using, but I
hard not felt able to work it out properly.
Yotf had better pot it'in shape.'
"At last on Tuesday, the 12th instant, he
abandoned the eflolt to visit the office regu
larly, and sent for the family physician of
Mr. rl. J. Johnson, a friend with whom he
wasa guest, and in whose house his wife
had,:died. Every effort was made to induce
sleep, but he grew steadily worse, until it
became evident that his ease was critical.—
Dr.:George C. S. Choate and others were
ealre.d in consultation, and finally it was de
eidea_to taky him to Dr. Choate's residence,
t,W - t5 Or three miles diStant from, Mr. Gree
ley's:own country home at Chappaqua.—
Here he received unintermitting attention
J W r. Choate,: ands
here t Dr. Sequdid,
Are PAMORWRYniNai I -"n511 1 -
times he was delirious, and at other
times as (dear headed as ever. tie 16st flesh
and strength \\ ith startlinz rapidity, and in
a few days the possibility of his speedy
death ferced itself into unwilling recogni
tion. It was not, however, until Thursday
last that his associates and family brought
themselves to admit it, and even then they
still clung to his faith in the vigor' of his
" On Wednesday. night he - failed very rap
idly. On •l'iatrsday afternoon and eVening
he seemed somewhat easier. During the
night he slept very uneasily, muttering cc•
casionally, and frequently raising his right
hand. Toward morning he was more luiet,
and between eight and nine o'ciciek'fell into
a nearly unconscious condition, which con
tinned, with some interval -4, through the
' Ile made occasional exclamations, but
many-of them, in consequence of bisextreme
weakness and apparent inability to finish
what he began, were unintelligible. About
noon, however, he said quite distinctly and
with some force, k.I know that my Redeem
er livethr During the day he recognized
various people, biS daughter many . times,
and the Members of his household .at Chap
paqua, ;qr. John ,R. Stuart and Mr. Reid.—
On the whole lie suffered little, and seemed
to have - ho restlessness which accompanici
the last stage of disease.
" During the day his extremities were
cold, and there was no pulse at the m"ist.—
The action of the heart was very int -,rmit
tent, and was constantly diminish lig in
force. • Ile had not asked for water m. r been
willing to drink it since his stay at, (*ate's,
but during Friday he asked for it frequent
ly. Up to half tin hour of his end he man
ifested in various : ways his consciousness of
what was going on around him,
,-itnd even
answered in monosyllables and intelligently
questions addressed to him. About halt'
past three he said very distinctly, ' It is
done;' and beyond the briefest answers to
questions this was his last utterance.
" His youngest daughter, Miss Gabrielle,
was with him through Thursday evening.—
Throughout Friday his eldest daughter,
Miss Ida, was in constant attendance, as she
had been duringthe Whole of his illness and
of Mrs. Greeley's before him. The other
members of his Chappaqua household were
present, with Mr. and Mrs. John R. Stuart
and a few other friends. Nothing; that sci
ence or affection could suggest was wanting
to ease his last hours. The wintery night
had fairly set in when the inevitable_ hour
" Without, the sleighs were running to
and fro bearing Chappaqua (the nearest tel
egraph station) the latest bulletins, which
the thousands of anxious hearts in the great
city near by kept demanding. Within, the
"daughter and a few others stood near the
dying man, wlko remained conscious and
seemingly rational and free from pain, tho'
now too weak to speak.in the adjoining
room sat one or two more Priends and the
physician. At ten minutes before seven
o'clock the watchers drew back in reverent
stillness from the bedside._ The great editor
was gone in peace, after so many struggles;
in honor, after ..s4) much obloquy.
A Novel Device for Making , Buildings
Can a totally fireproof building be made?
To believe that this is impossible would
be greatly to depreciate the, mechanical and
sCientitic resources of the age. ' Nothing
can burn till heated to the temperature at
which it combines with oxygen; the• prob
lem of fireproofing will then be solved when
we discover the means lry which the tem
perature of combustibles can be 'kept 'from
reaching the temperature of combustion.—
We can apply the most intense heat to steam
boilers without burning them. Why? Be
, cause each atom of water they contain is a
swift vehicle to seize upon and carry away
heat. Let us mho up the partition walls
of buildings in a manner analogous to sec
tional steam hollers, and no tire would he
communicated from one building to anoth
er. A thing so evident should have attract
ed the attention of architects long before
this. in this way iron, which by itself is
not a fireproofing material, can, by the most
economical use of water, be made to with
stand theseverest ordeal.
The trod-inclosed water spaces need not
be more than one inch in thickness, and
need never be subjected toa hydraulic press
ure of more than three or tour feet head.—
These walls Can tins efore be made of thin
metal. They can be supplied with water
from thel common water service, or front
tanks pla6ed on the tops Infilditer.s. Iu
case of fir 6, the turning of a singl ecork would supply them with water, and the
temperature of the partitions could never
rise above 212 degrees Fahrenheit till the
water had all boiled away. In this wnv not
a tithe of the water now vainly used to ex•
tingtd,sh such fixes as those of Chicago and
.a. • e — •
oon became evident that his
unequal to the hard task to
set himself. Ile wrote three
1 arti;cles, no one of them half
ngth. The most notable, per
that entitled ' Conclusions,'
Boston - wont(' be needed to preservt Rwli
We feel certain that no solid mater
known to the arts is capable withsta
lug the heat geuerated,) in these great tit,
We must. find something that heat will
melt, Or warp, or crack, and otherwist
impervious to air that lire cannot comnu
rule with combustibles stored
or we must expend the force of the heat
something we tam afford to waste emu°
This ',Attnething is water,
ti hi k• N% 117 M! pOillted t )111 the way to us
theriett it A )11..it
Stories of the Sta.
ft k n4,l ontHliat tier 11,0 he>t of me
grow pii wi'llry of Ilte. Invftniles;
the Shanieh , s 4 titshonesty that tire e‘
‘vhere vkible, tk to temporarily lose fai
their fellow IlIV11;" ll)1:11WV Ilea the
HOW drCIIS are 0 vf!r, au i ticit heroic
I li*Vlo itM 1I S 111.4•11 Wllllll' perseth:
;:ttddetil3 there
the ;-toty c t some ar.t. llntve, and
that, like the 61:1-.1 of tt bro.sze mve
thiotigh :And (hi- ii .
stri pt "f lii.( llt .rt it 11 iSI)e
it cyni , :tot divirtim, and
one net% itride in
. 11 . e4 wenitirrAiip of
that ran yol fi r ultkh teat.l). to lac ,
;usti claP. ntly tiatic(•l' efiliße
numity. sit,ries'uf .41iipwreck
hare coilw ti, 11l doling the week
charavtor; :Mil no pan raft read
mit a than gor aaaiiVatlifft the ieeorci
gun:wiry of Ili• own ail• the Batavia a
f3:tllit. null thi. unflinching . entlura
11w ert , w of I liv Carolina
The letter of Mr. Clemens, whit:
published in the 7 eileB or 'Tuesday la,
scribes the heroism ffi
of the ocers an'
of the steamer Batavia, IA ho, in the
of a wild tempest, manned a lifebo
rescued the erew of a waterlog,,g,ed
The tempest was o n e of unteitini Villeti(r.
The wrecked hark was ( umpletely ht Iplets,
the men having sought shelter in th e to w n
rigt;ilig froth ihe sea which constantly swvpi
the deck. If was late in the afternooll when
the' a leek was discovered, end to the fright
ful hazard of launching a bout in I,lle he
menths sea that was 'lumina, was! ackINI
the risk that the boat, even if it sh(4lld Clot
h e swamped, would he lost in the thickrnss
of the coming night. '['here was lot the
slightest hesitation, however, am ng the
brave sailors of the Batavia. f r o uutel's
came forward as soon as they were call9d,
the boat was launched, and the terr ble toil
of rowing a mile agaimt the full oreoof
the tempest was unhesitatingly ace inp1;11-
ed. The wreck was reached and tie sirs
rescued, amt though the crew of t le but
awl their benumbed passengers su seeded
in rest lting the steamer, it was mill mssilde
to S4IVP this iik.1)11:It that hail render -a ;such
good service. A more gallant act, More
gallantly performed, cannot he lolld in the
long record of ilimMer and bravery at 'sea. '
, Not. less noble was the conduct of the
men of the steamer Baltic. On tl e same
day on which the Batavia saved the crew of
the bark Charles 'Wald the Balti . fell in
with the wreck of the ship Assyria, the
crew of which had been two days c:linglng
t o the rigging. Two, boats were at once
called away, the second and third officers
assuming charge of them: respectively, and
the steward, who was under no obligation
to peril his life in assuming a dutfr which
seamen alone could have been expected to
undertake, nobly volunteered his id at the
oar. The. Sinking vessel was safelY gained,
but one of the !oats became disabled, and
the other was coMpelled to make two trips
in order to save the seventeen men of the
Assyria as well as their own comrades of
the injured boat. The storm was the S:11110
as that which the Batavia encountered, and
the heroes of the Baltic furnished fresh evi
dence that the traditional gallantry of the
sailor has not vanished, although !the pro
saic stoker' has to so greet an extent super
seded the able se.unan.
The Ayreck of the Carolina, al
bound from 13altimore to Queenst 0
unaccompanied by the unseltis
which rescued Lilo crews of the C
and the 11..} . tia, nevertheless fu
shining insulate of bravery in the
in; discharge of duty, and eudi
the fait of frightful hardships.
4th to the Pith of November th
with the furl:
ho chaee
IV:l,k t-t 1 11 !Till ill 4,
- -- 271-
wartlct and howl,
tt hno...t daily extingui lied, and ttc pnrnp3
were choked kith aiu INpt for / moment,
however, ‘vere the etrk or z , as - <„ , the ship
relaxeN. The firemen -to. - )41 to their pots
when tip to their wnistl4' in w: ter The
pomp never ce;i4ed their st eddy( langiv so
long as they (mild be made avai l - table, and
when day broke dawn , the rrew
bailed with buckets and casks.
Ia t, aft:A - tell days :ttttl nights o
toil, the leak could no longer
with any po‘:ciltility of sueeeFs,
look 14) 1 rigiling anti lashed
fa-tt to wait Vilitt.r for succor u
Th e y were happily •:tvell by a ' I
:bath.; but daring the VI hole peric i
dauntless :tittl.;;_rle fur life, we
recreant 1.1, he shirhed his duly, a
1111 who prelericd the obliion o
ne , ;S to the effort to save
her compaii). '
hlle idood of the old Nor-c
heats in the vcin ,- ; of Jiritish an
sailers. Bravery, :.elf-sacrifice,
hesitating discharlA: of duty,
characteristic virtues of the sea
ticiiins may lie and cheat, and
hating thieves may practice the
swindles, but nobility and cour:
no'means died out of the A ugh ,
-- F. Tina
1 IST OF LETTERS remainin g in the 0. 0. at %Vena
l-41.)re, Nbr. 30, 187'2. .
8111 1 . Aivi'0. Atiame,fainve Coulee W Oil .• 0 -
TERM ch.arie. Kuutz, Hob,. L. King - `.l, t jnir i ffin c g' d ,,t ki ti
1 I t i t i l l e . l ,,, t 7 ,i i F. stunt aal 2. John sponeor (colored) Ma-
The trial of Young Fewell, 't hiellWB9 hi 111 c ea llf:l- , , i ;te a lona cif wileux. J. Allanwtlett.
progress for a week at lrentsvi e, Virginia, saveru se d 1 1'„ a give ll) ,iat f , ott; a e t e . ' l .` t lt e 'i r, e t 6 nY they are
for the murder 0f Ja n es F . Cl r k )barged -taieranette.laeltotcarS',lnie",..thiny days they wilt be sent to
with abducting and ruining bi 3 gist?, and , : Deo. 3 1872
whom he deliberately Allot dent white help- ' '
less and defenseless t l vititin O.! bars
of 10 )u - canc.—I shall / t i t r il2l a read ) i for minutiae,
prison, resulted in the renditi+ of a ver-',041 tiltin g Welher aret z :u y
diet of not guilty. This its Null in d!sgrace- APronext,l t :
am. so.iv,t tov.groli4vet":l; t''ha4tt.lactelinvt-trot.
fulness to the acquittal of Lairp Fair. 1 , 3 , , i i i to nit, Dalt. •. - 4,A3 p.lad for /111 1u11:18 of lope; clod
ht 41h , timber delotled.. Prleo for cawing three dOl
Another strike has taken place among th e tars awl fifty rents per thotteand for Heml ock /mgi/
coal miners in this State, and it will prob a . o . o 'f o t ( ;%:oo l d . , , g tr.t . rxy a •l t o i l h l?tet t, and flay vents for bard
bly be general. They demtud ten cents ad- a• 3 anatwiton. Any
part a h l . ‘ s 'ee cs t ,a o t i i - li e n awe t d s and sold
ditional per ton, they 110 W re•eiVing seventy
tut' kaa; staff. Nothilig tarried
Umber will please sand 1U their ordt ,g ra :e P i l : l a re ly" t ß ul
than they La i
j ss e ib r ze t ,, ,, p m are.2ll l -ly
cents, which is ten ,cents fore
1 forty feet.
ever received before. The operators arc Ifehimr, Dea.2 —lts, 11 A. 3TOWELD
determined not to submit to IhiS despotism, '-----• --- - - - - .
come what may. It is believed that a trial' • •
of a,month without work will bring the de-' '77 ainln, / stratoes .Yotice.
luded men to their senses; but it didn't be ETTEllii of administration of the estate of wm.
fore; though the longer they, are idle theft) tam Archer, Lite of Middlebury, 'noes. countr,
worse it will be_for them.
requestedot iteo a u
t t
o y , all ma parsons
payment, Indebted atld
n., deceased, haring been granted to rho undersigned
t y the Reuiste . r at e e f
Ott the 4th of March, 187:1, the 'terms ofL'', 4 l ( "'.wte
sixteen Senaiors will eXPire; I civit:—he ' R e altie s lo "g tlie lu ti ii ti l l=gto t il i s t a t i gild e ri e t will
Spencer (Rep.) of Alabama, Rill (Ihp.) o 9 Audio, urYt Nov. 5 , 1872--Bw, Oelnigill'i:Err.
Georgia, Trumbull (Lib.) of Llinois; Pop,
eroy (Rep.) of 'Kansas, Kellogg (Rep.)
Louisiana, Wilson (Rep.) of Nassachuset
Blair (Dem.) of Missouri, Nye (Rep.) of . 3.\
vada, Pool (Rep.) of North Carolim, Sa
yer (Rep.) of Sopth Carolina, Howe (Re
of Wisconsin, Conkling (Rep.) of New Tor
and Cameron '(Rep.) of Pennsylvania.
Some of these gentlemen will be re-ectec
and in most eas where they ;are not the,
will be succeeded by R publicans. ! l' '
Dr. W. H. Did of th United StatesCoa;
Survey has been makin explorations of Ist
among the Aleutian Isl nds, and has diseov
erect various remains of prehistoric natives
such as lamps, knives, spoons, arrowheadst
hearthstones, and skeletons. Around tht
sites of ancient villages he found everai
specimens of peculiar ways bf burial. In
certain places a sort of caste was formed
under overhanging rocks, and here were put
the bodies of the dead, preserved and gayly
' dressed. Some of them wet' covered en
tirely with wooden armor. Occasionally
the cave had a theatrical a pearance; the
bOdies of renowned hunters here placed in
canoes,. armed, and apparently rowing.—
Women were represented engaged in -the
labors of their lives, sewing, dressing shills.
or holding their children, an old men were ,
seated about the walls, seeming to beafthei
drums to whose rough mug their fellows
once danced in winter.
A black side of Philadell hia life 'is re• ,
vealed in the confession of 'ugh Mara, tube
was lately sentenced to six 'ears and ninc
months' imprisonment and t pay a tine - or/
$l,OOO for attempting to kill Alderman M.'
Mullin of that city. , He sta es that there i 1
an organized band -of thor uglily reckles
men associated together f r all Rims 0
dime. His first assertion is thaehe was it
stigated to the attempted ssassination t ,
Detective Brooks by this bad,, who agree
th pay him $2OO for the fiendish work. 14
gives names, places and particulars, slum lc
id , how the victim was dogeeland final l''
-41 tot ; declares the alibi will h. was fabric
te t t Inc his defense to be an act of pedur
and that the only pay he ever received Iv
- .1. The other 'charges i!ri his atlidas
against this gang are that hey started t
terrible coal oil tire of Feb nary 8, 1805„
Ninth and Wharton street ; that ~they
tempted the - burning of th Union Leagi
House, September 6; 1866; that they co
tattled the - murder of Pete Maunox, Ou'
ber, 1868, -and robbed the penefleial 6ltv'
Fund Society, April 4, 18614
lrendding in the ranks 4 united
aces Assestiors mid Assistant. Assessors.—!
*bill of the Commissioner of Internal',
evenue ‘ for abolishing . , their offices meets
ith the it'pnroval of a considerable numbeti
if .01011101)1)er:: Congress, who promisi l
it "go fOr" the unfortnnates as soon ni•
ongret4s meets. The spect nele of a genera,
ect ion followed by
- 1 he aholitiokof a grea r
eof offices, tlieOlidatitin of oth't,
eti, and tilling he renotlinTer by competitive
lunlit:Won, esket,sively discouraging. to
tt e ordinary politician.
To think of it! .Toll Bunyat, the tink
er, the field preacher, the is9or priso ‘ tter
make, is. 1,1 have a coliissal 'oalue
41p of Mitt-elt in isecifurtl, lstgiatitei, ip Ike
jail 4if w 1601 town he p.e--ed twelve cod
, seentive year.; of lint file. The Liatdo i n
\Spciatot 111.1,1%. that, In make the irony Ont r i": -
‘il e te, the A i tt li • % ‘lll he erected In • fr(tat_of
fthe evidence 111 4
!I hong ht. NIA an!tvr than jthiges aia well h 3
Whatc% et may be the viceq of our
'age, there i. oat that of let - t - wiwis turd
plat-h eat itwlwlt , l'sll4 Wl:aro
tilt•Ill!ttil V pi We Will Out inquire
tat•t the rat-e ut thi-4 character
%M..; tot we ittieht Mel it in a disrepotable
iittd tittti inditb.tenet.• u 6ieh cares for none
'of these thing 4.
e go
1 1 141
s tit
t n ti
hit 11
to of
tt ilia
f tit(
tit ttiv
Here 1,4 sontethin:! vitrimtc about a ohint
ney in I.ON\ 01, f7l ,, :jChil‘f.tl4, just comple
te:l fur tits LIM I e!! Wilk. it k 20:i feet
en t t • an d a t io wey
gale have eau,ed this chimney to o,ellect
iihotit fifteen inches I ront the pernendienlar,
and fear, litkVe - het.ll That it alight
fall. These ate :said to be groundlesS ' us
the deflection 1.10 e» not confluence till a die
atit.t. Of WO feet front the ',toe ha.. been
reathett. Reeontse has bi.en had to the pro.
cess of :4m inq the unntar lit'iWeen the
hrieks, and the deflect hit has been thus re
duced racer three inelteg in ;2'l hours. This
operation continued wilf r e r.,t o r e the great
eninthey to its perpendienhu:.
t, (k-
V 1 rim
it all+l
The ' Wzitibifiottill Chr onidt Rap.; that an in
teresting deci-tion, :dyr:O
eng hotel-keepers,
Icts been rendered in the Circuit Court of
Mutt city by Judge t 'flutter:, The facts were
as follows: Mrs. Ilarlowe, in 1301, boarded
at the Metropolitan Hotel, of which Mr.
Marshall Brown Wil4 proprietor, and when
she left, the bills nut tieing paid; Me. Brown
detained her trunks, telling her that when
her bills were paid they would be given up.
Eight years afterward Mfr. Brown returned
the trnnks; notwithstanding the bills were
unpaid. Mrs. Harlowe alleged that all her
goods wvre not returned, and brought suit
to reviwt-r $•.!17, the value of the goods she
claims %vete lost. The defendant offered
evidence that dining the whole time the
tritnits were in his possession he kept them
kicked up in a stole room. The defendant
asked the Court to instruet the jury that if
hey believed the phintiff Omit] have oh
taitied her trunks at any time hr paying the
bills, and if defendant used ordinary care,
the plaintiff was not entitled to recovnr.---
Jatige Ouster refused this prayer, and said
the landlord's lien gave him the right to de
lain baggage a reasonable time, and at the
end,of such time such baggage should_ be
sold at public sale, and the hotel bill be paid
out of the proceeds. If he detained bag
gage beyond such reasonable time, he was
responsible for all losses. The defendant
noted an exception. The jury returned a
verdict for plaintiff of $5O.
The Rev. H. W.-Beecher, in a recent lec
ture advocating compulsory education, de
clred that organized dishonesty is becom
ing more and more the law of the time, and
that the education provided .by the state
should include not only the common school
branches but the elements of universal mor
ality. The list of new studies proposed by
the lecturer—" truth, honor, honesty, tem
perance, fidelity, industry and patriotism"
—should not tie beyond the capacity of the
average teacher, and probably is' not. But
the average teacher certainly doesn't con
cern himself with all that. Our much
praised and very useful school system does
sadly lack the vital warmth of ethicalin
struction. Neither men nor boys live by
mathematics and grammar alone. In the
public schools of our villages these studies
are carried forward sternly, but what pupil
ever learns more of patriotism than he gets
front the high-flown speeches in his Reader,
or an occasional glance at the country neis
.ca of
any pains to fix Mat kitupliclty and naturat•
ness a sense of the beauty of manly honor
•and a good life in a' boy's mind? Honest
living and love. of country are not sentimen
tal abstractions; they are the practical
groundwork of successful financial and po
litical life; but as sentimental abstractions,
our school system certainly seems to regard
them. AB these things are left to home ed
ucation and to the Sunday school, whi'cli
has less power because less opportunity
than the public sellout. If it is not indo
lence, it is at least a strange ignorance of
human nature whichtotals the teacher to
imagine' that n boy's morality is to be en
tirely established by home training, when
spends nearly all his time and his most
; serious and unselfish thou;;•lits at school.—
Ihe desire that there should be careful tui
tion of the fundamental ideas of political
economy . and of our civil institutions is
most priuseworthy. At present it is only
the newspaper that gives any sort of 'famil
iar and constant instruction In these things.
It semis scarcely reasonable that our young
sovereigns should study the, institutions of
several centimes ago to the 'utter exclusion
of the modern institutions of their owd
1 daring
as., Ward
rushed a
la ch
ranee in
rom the
f the cle•
ire wtirt-
'What at
the crew
hear .1 no
cow •
,f tlrtiken
e shi. and
tl Ki,g,;yet
land he 4n•
tie sill iHe
nan. Pili
t ocklie hi •
ge hop 19
aud sec the "ElNO'''o:f St wing Mactitaes
ou exibition at A. B. Eastman's and Mar the oelebrat•
ett ...E4ity Organ." Walleb4o, Sept. 17. 72-1:L
, ---- 1
t's TO $720 ',:'".'tiajoci",tit'r
ung Or o.ld, rnakg more 'none •
eir spare inoraente; or ull the tti
te l: Particulate tieki. Adcheaa
taw]; Maine, 1
\Mrs. A. '.lr. ,s_ ,
N_ Li te
au r,ze a tfully anuouptl
11-iREBI.-1 STOI
pinery and Fan
ery description, for the Lau,
Dounets, Caps, Gloves, Hosier
Merino and Muslin Undm.
Zephyrs and Funs. Thank
trouago of the past, she hope!
co of the same.
RAY TAKEN UP.—A dark r
y premises on tho 3d of Nov.
easo prove property, pay clutrg
_l9, 18711-43 w
4 111
upwards of 700 cuts ; 41 Nil
the Book for intelligent
gB are faithful repreaentatio
Solid for Circular. Adareaa
vitt SoYeath St., Philadelphia.
.121:19 my wife Jam Iliclimond
.u.l board without plat cause o,
r. hereby give notice to all poi
trn,l her on my coconut, as I N
~. tarticting anorthic date.
.wt, ru•r. 2,1872. SPERRY
mosTrivronfi. NOTICE -Lett,
•:Itibu of ttio eBtate of Frank
1100 county, Pa., &came;
it t o the umler,igned by the Re!
, ait persona indebted said ea I
flake payment, and those havinl
atom ill present the same to the
eld, Pa.
kfleld, Dee 9 , 1872--6 w
‘rantad 1 All class
eople, of either sex,
at work for us in
e, than at anything
G. Stinson Az co.,
Sept. 2.1, 18751-4 v.
to the public tha
y Goods
ea, couelaUng of
• , Nubiaa, Slutwle,
k ear. Germantown'
1 for the gener
• to merit a con-
Jan. /, 1872.
(1 Cow cum() to
1 872; the owner
ea, atui: take her
IN IN.,'
). age engravings
:1 homes."“Tbe
Ta of Insect and
' I F noway Bann/ca.
Nov. 11.11'11-ly
!hasten my bed
provocation, I
ons not to bar
ill pay ncrdeuta
s of actroitda.
' rker; late of
havitig' been
,later of Tina
to are reques•
claims against
1. ntleraigned in
• -I
Just arrived with an immense
a•ruux OF
46i-' AC.) - ( C' Et I E
1:11Ju tiltoLd
!Ready-Made Clothing,
. rcr4
'l' Je br,vt mid the eheat,est lut of
!rl_7 1- A S
evek brpu2lit tnto WeUbboru
and Gents' Fur Collars.
Stores lu Wilcox Krcus's hew Erluk 'Block, I pro .0g
to sell my attire ut reclucea rates for the next
. +t-43.1.t. -...orWataIICOIONCD
•e, us I do ist,t. %VIA tC. , move au SLIMY : coda
Anil it to their tutor-at t ttivo toe a call bPfora dealing
Oct. 29, 1972 ti
We have Shed the Shanty
And uuw• have but time to say to our ttlenda and
oustomera that we haii good
Our Elegant New More
le filled full of
at tbn lowest prtoea to be foun
Call and you will lino
r ow It Is yo
T. L. BALDW4s . & CO
Cuustattuts of
. .
tuo 121217,N8Z BtcOk . with prices not to be beaten. Do
money it you
Corning, Oot. 22, 1872.
\\ ~_ ~ _.
~ . may ,
- P. ,
' Ori •
*P i
Thei Largest Establishment in Northern Pa.!
1 1 441" :Ott.
1)IITJ.0 4 001Sr - 1 1 1
AVINO facilities fur buying and handling Large; quantitiel of Gonda enables then, to offer thew at the
lowest 'lobbing prices. In our retell dayartrnont Goode ate sold 4 a small advatice over wholesale
tfrioee. A large stack uL
Transfer Ornaments, Striping .Pencils
I •
A Nil of all alassoe of Oood aPPartaluing to our bualuesa iept %took
er - U_EATiOR
Gri - 001)8
znrilartsis or nal sportis etaaa
1 3 4 DC)"1"1111 act 1114C0.113115;
T.LIZIu3III 110'220110 av Paw coulz.
se N.
ria • 'NOT
r - i
and Brushes t i or Carriage' and
- C utter Ornamenting-.
.A.rr THE
le the ylneo to buy your
too numerous- to weatloti,
Su good repair and styles,
Offal' to come before buyiatt foci
tifflat Llll4,
S !+: E
I can wive y