The Tioga County agitator. (Wellsboro, Tioga County, Pa.) 1865-1871, February 08, 1871, Image 1

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P. C. Van Gelder.-
ti bleripliur,(por year)
SO in. I 3lne I 4 Ins 31fos t Moe I 1 Yr
$l,OO I $2,00 I $2,50 I $ 5 , 00 I $7, 00 I $12.0
Judi es,•:_ 12.00 I 3 OOO l 4,00 I. E 112,00 I 18,00
2iiic ,, i ... CDT), 0115,00 IT'i.oo I'4; 00 3 0 . 00 I ~ 0 0.
I 75.00 126,00 130,00 145,00 180,60 - 100,00
4.4 r Special Notices 15 cants per line; Editorial or
:26 cants per line.
,atoient adrestising mini' Le paid for in advance.
r;:if-Jastice Blanks, Conslabta Blanks, Deeds, indg
.rt '::Jtes,lllarriage Certificates; ic.,00 baud.
13111"....11ki-El-3 C.:OEMS.
Ciflce in Smith and Bowen's Binh, across hall
from Agitator Office up stairs, [second floor.]
Wellsboro Pa, Jqn. 4,
Jno. 1. Mitchell,
Attorney and Counselor at Law, Claim, and In
, suranco Agent. Office over iiress's Drug Store,
Wellsboto, Pa. Jan.l, 1371-5
William A. Stone.
Attorny and Counealor at Law, et door above
t: , ,overse & Osgood's store, on Math street.
14ellsboro, Janu. ry 1, 1871 y
Seeley, Coates & Co.
ANKERS, Knoxville, Tioga, County, Pa.—
Receive money on deposit, discount notes,
and soli drafts on Now York City. Collect
lons promptly mado.—Jan 1, 181'1-y
Jno. W. Adams,
Ltornoy and Counaelor at Law, Mans 13, Tioga
,unty, Pa. Collections prompt! attended
Jan. I, 187 I—y
Wilson 8 Nl#s,
•Ut,i - rieys and Counselors at L a w. Will attend
promptly to business entrusted to their care in
the counties of ITioga and Potter. Office on
;he Avenue. Jan. 1, 1871 y
F WiLsoN.l
John W. Guernsey,
,tJrney and Counselor at Law. All business
cbtru3ted to him will be promptly attended to.
,ince 2d dour south of Hazlett's Hutid, Tioga,
)ga County, Pa.—Jan. 1, .
Wm. B. Smith,
Bounty and Insurance Agent. Corn=
ani•:atious sent to the above address will re
p,ompt attention. Terms Muderate,
„ Ile, Pa —Jan. 1, IS7I.
Seymour Horton,
neys and eouosalora at Jaw, Tioga Pa.
All I.oinass entrusted to their care will receive
I,AI - int attention.
Jan I—'lB7l y
...Sf A. Alla/STROM/.
Arinationg & Linn,
VI."1:ORN S-AT-1,
I , tu 11171 y.
W. D. Tetbell
.„1.2.,..10 Druggists, and dealers in W
::tr.,sone Lamps,lVindow Wass, P—Corning, N. Y.
B. Bacon, M. D.,
•„n uncl ;I:urgeon. Will attend
all calls. Office on Grafton Street,
Meat Market,'Wellsbcro.—Jan.
31. Ingham,
rnoeopathitt, Office nt his Rosicionco on dm
'ivonue.--Jan. 1, IS7I.
George Wagner,
hop nrFt door north of Roberts & Bail
s Hal dwaro 'Store. Cutting, Fitting and Re
f .wring done promptly and well.—Jan.l, 1571.
Hazlett's liotel,
inga County, Pa. Good ..tribling attach
: l, and an attontivo lidstler always in attend
n co. t: co. W. Hazlett, Prop'r.—J an. 1, 1871.
Smith's Hotel,
za. Pa., E. M. itatt.b, Proprietor. flown in
::nod condition to accommodate tho traveling
pablic in a supertor manner.--Jan. 1, 1871.
Fanners' livid. 11-
E. MONEOE, Proprietor. - This house, formerly
' occupied by E. Fellows, is conducted on tem
por:mco principles. Every accommodation
for man and beast. Charges reasonable.
trolary I, MI
Union Hotel.
o. B Van Horn, Proprietor, We'labor°, Pa.
Phi, house is ploasantly located, .and has all
the convonionce9 For man and beast. Charges
nl,dorate,—Jan 1, 1871-Iy.
and Lot and Nine Acres 13
Land for Sale.
IHAHLES WILLIAMS offers for tale his
kuse and lot on Main street, Wellsbore,
acres of land near the cometery. En-
J. Williams, at the Wellsbore foun.-
.I , r Jan 1,1371 tf
New Tobacco Store !
s uhc.,,:rllJer hoe fitted up the Store first
, T cant Thouw Harden's dry goods store,
r tL u,natacture and =ale of
011.1 , 44e5), Fancy and
1," ING 1' ICCO,Alichiganl'ineCtit
`c' If 11'/N and all kinds of
B ACC°, PIPES, and thechoi
test Brand of CIGARS.
Call and eee for yourselves.
1,1,,,r0,‘1 , 111. 1, 1971 tf.
Ildi. 1.41111 elll e ,f the Erni": and Clufortunate
611 Pr fiscinlea of OM ittian Philanthropy
F. , :3AY5 ON TiIR EItROIIS YoLTII, end the Fol
Ag „ w rehtti..t. \t at , ' tot .111.1 St."! 4L EVILS
trt r,.1 11. e mitt, l i :,-nt lien, It. sealed
• I`p1• .11d,e.. 11.0 W
4 1.`: , 1 11 it.. X I' Pi. I kii4,14.,,1:1, Pa.
80/a/LIN 1..-11. 15
to . Ldleirlea,
CtltC,.'ellV, ‘ltit . .1114 1)113..14(1MPE,
Y .N 4 11.'ilr
I, It 71,1)
111Y..... 1 . --- 4- - THE und-rtignol r oprsetor of
k`v • , ..--- this ling takes this toothed of in
', rrnttig the public that the above Stage runt.
, 'y , s'undays excepted,) between the tr o 'pia
,:. as milers:
I...ivr. ICenibnio at S a. in . ILA arrives at
%finstield at It) 30 a tn.
L•tares Mansfield at 2 'ill p. in , and arrives at
Wellstiaro at f. , p m- )77 - k7 4- Fti ro $l,O O .
Tan .1, 1871—tf W. 13. VAN BORN.
140,000 BRICK
R SALE, of the best material, by
Jilin opposite the new Cemetery.
tv boro, Sept. 23, 1870-3 m•
Farm for Sale.
Tilt; subscriber offers bie farm for sale, situ
ated in Copp Bollow on the road loading
trotn Covington to Wellaboro. Said farm eon.
talus 226 acres, about 150 i4roved, with geed
Luilding, orchard, and sell watered. The un-
Improved part of the farm is well timbered.—
This farm will be sold eheap; - and terms made
reasonable. Inquire on the premises of
De,l, 14, 1810.-3 m.
LATELY ha - OWe `as the4tArniend House,:
and fur a time 000epied by D. D. Soli--
111 day, has been thoioughly relined, repair-,
ed and opened by
who will be happy to accommOdato the' old
friends of the house at very reasonable rates.
THE undersigned is now prepared to exe
cute all orders for Tomb Stones and Menu..
moats of either
of thelatest style and approved workmanship
and with dispatch.
He keeps constantly on hand both kinds of
Marble and will be able to suit all who may fa.
'or him with their orders, on asroaec4abiep3l#l
as can be obtained in the country.' ''
'Mop ,Jtin.l,lBll-4f. -
Fall & Winter Millineryl
AIRS. 80F1ELD respectfully announces to
the publio that she is now receiving a
complete stock of
Fall. and Winter Goods.
Especial attention is invited to her assortment
Corsets, and Ready Made White Goods,'
Also, Zephyrs and Germantown
Wools in Fancy shade.
Patterns in Zephyr and everything pertaining
o tho trado. KID GLOVES of tho best brand.
Hats, Caps, Bonnets, Ribbons, Flowers,
Laces, &c.
[J. B. Nuts
The Wilcox k Gibbs Sewing Machine for sale,
or rent by the week.
Weilsboro Oct. 5,48 TO. tf
11 Paper,
an.l '7l,
in roar of
, 1371.
CLea;) for barter, and cheapfor cash at
We:Afield, Jan 4, 1 1871.
Wellsboi;o Uuion Graded
I T is the determination of the Directors to
make the course of instruction as thorough
and systematic as can be found in the , Elate
Commencing with the primary department, the
pupil must master every year's allotted work, be
fore being admitted to the next higher.
The best of teachers will be employed in ever
department, the most approved methods of in
struction used, and the best of care exercise
over Ito pupils in school and out.
The Rtou &troop offers these advantages:
The Principal is al graduate of the Rochester
Universiiy, New York, a gentleinan of large ex
perience in the best conducted schools of the
country, who has spent two years in Europe,
and speaks German. French and Italian. Ile is
qualified to give superior instruction in Hiiolory,
!quo AI is and the :Ancient Language* Instruc.
non in Higher Mathematics, the Scienreo, Book
keeping and Music, will be equal to that of the
best arademies. •
The Board hope to soon be able to secure in
strction in Painting and Dealcing, by a lady
whd has bad several years' instruction by the
best masters In Germany, and who has practised
in tho Galleries of Berlin, Dresden Munich and
Florence ? .
The beet school is the elleopm.t sehcol. The
Board intend to obviate all objecticns thit
class of popular schools, as far us. possible A
sufficient corps of teachers gill be employed,
that full justice may, be done tc. evely
Tuition is free to all within the old borough.lim.
Its..v Pupils from abroad are incited. Board in
private felonies from $3 to Si per iicek
Tuition, Common English,iper term, 5.5:-
" Higher English. Mathematics, So ,$B.
Septeml..r 7, 1870. tf
MRS. SMITII, Maiu itrEet, has just
opened a very large asscament of
Ti,101? atamao
1111/MEM' I,OODS,
-whieb to enin g .at
HATS, .1
LACES, FLt_M r.l, ttttitiONS,
I r am the ord . ., t.l ,n ;L, •
LG.tlc.+ that o Hut riotiettl tt.u•. IJr
rritt,h..heJ tt..ii cheolut,.e, .1
all f will much i.zu,Er
co.?. All ::.r1: duhe pr,u,013,
lborJ, 1%4,7.7, 1870—tf,
N E ‘'
run E t,.nsciriber_lin3 opened n m.trb t t for Iho
neeemtn.ol l ltion %vat, t nl
Cash will be raid for pork, beef, 'Limon, beef
cattle. hides end sheep peittir:
Frezu fish every Saturday.
November 2, 1570 tf
.1.. 30.
Alarm and Calandak CLOCKS,
Plated Fpoons and Forks; Table, Butter and
Fruit Knives; Cups, Castors and Cake Baskets;
Napkin Flints; Cteam Salt Sugar and Mustard
Spoons; Fioe Gold and Agate Rings; Gold:. Pena
and Pencils; Solid Gold Sete; Pearl Fancy and
Plated Buttons; Watch Guards and Chains, Ac,
A large stock of SPECTACLES, GLASSES, and
Colored Glasses, all at reduced prices.
N. B.—Watches and Jewelry neatly Repaired.
Dec. 21, 1870.
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Tioga Itiarble Works.
FROM $36 TO $lOO
FROM $36 TO $lOO
And Principal of High ;S'chool
New Millinery !
11E % 1 F Al NRKE l',
EDoor East of (bac ]Law.)
ON and after MONDAY, Doe. 6, .1870, Trains
will leaveOcirning, at tho following honro,Ttz
5;45 A. M., NIGHT EXPRESS (Mondays excepted)
for Buffalo, Dunkirk and the west.
6,06 Alit„ NIGHT EXPRESS daily, (0,16 A M. for
Rochester, Sundays excepted) far Buffalo, Dun
ktrk, and the wont.
6.00 A. M., WAY FREIGHT for 'Rochester, Sun
day. excepted.
1025 A. M., MAIL TRAIN, Sunday. excepted for
- -Buffalo and Dunkirk.
12,05 P. M., WAY FRRIPTIT, Sundays excepted for
2,00 A.M., BALTIMORE RXP., Sunday's canopied,
or Roche'orena Buffalo via Avon. '
6,30 P. M., EMIGRANT TftAIN, daily, for Hui W
7,35 F. M., DAY EXPRESS, Sundays excepted, (7,45
P. M., for Realest,* for Buffalo and the west.'
12.13 A. 1,1„ EXPRESS MAIL, Sundays excepted,
for Buffalo, Dunkirk, and the uest. ,
, Gorsti :Ban., , ~ ..
• -. , ...
12,13 d• bi•, NIKCY EXPEESE. Sundays axcepted,
connecting at New York with afternoon truink
and steamers for the Now England Cities.
4,45 A. M., CINCINNATI EXPRESS, Mondays ox•
copied, connecting at New Jersey with intna
- , for Pkilade.lialtintore end Weeltington.
2,07 P. 11., ACCCIIIIIODITI,ON TRATN, for Elmira,
Sundays excepted . - , , • -
11,26 A: M.; DAY EXPRESS, -Spndaye excepted,
connecting at Jersey :01ty .with -midnight EX
press train for philadelphia. , _ .
12,16 P Ms, BIIBQUEIIANSA W Y, daily, ,
11 t,.
11,40 A.M., WAY EREIGIIT,Ein days excepted.
4.30 P. M., DIVISION MAIL, Sri days excepted.
7,44 H. M.. LIGHTNING EYPREHES, daily, connect.
lag at Jersey City wlrh morning Express train
for Balthaoriand Waebtagton. . -
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asouni ;rano ' UGH.
A'revised and complete"PocketTirne Tabfeed
Pantitigar Trains on the Erie Rallwity and a ennebting
Lines,,bas recently been pribliehed,ond can be precut
ed on application to the Ticket Agent oftbe Qom-pony.
Blosiburg & Corning, &Tioga R.
CMOS will run al follows until further ponce
No. 2, 2 36. No. 4, 9,28. No. 6, 6,64. No. 8, 8,22.
No. 10, 11,85. No. 12, 12,12. No. 14,'6,60. No. rfs
6,20. No. 18, 11,12.
No. 1, 928.,. No. 8, 4.56, No. 6, 8,01. No. 7, 1,16
No. 0, ,20. No 11, 10,18. No. 18,1,42. ,
Tralusforeanandagula leave Elmira pr follow e :
Accotoodation at l ' 7 12 p
Expreas(fastest train on road]
Accoirtinudatio u
On and after Dec. 5, 1870, trains will arrive and
depart-fro la Troy, ae follows;
024 p. m.—DAily (except Sundays) for Elmira and
Buffalo ,v is Erie 411 way from Elmira.
10'14 a. m,—Daily(ex4ept Sondaye)for , Eimira
10, Canandaigua, Bocheeter, Suep.Bridgeand the
955 A. in.—Daily(e copt Sundays) for Baltimore,
Washington , Phi adelphia,&c.
707 P. m.—Daily (e cept Su aye) for Baltimore
Washington and Philadelphia.
fTlllntagos running over
1. the different routes from
Wellsboro, will depart and
arrive as follows from the
_ 0 11 Welisboro Poit Office:
Wvu.sriono & Ttooa.—Depsit 6 & 10, a. m., arrive 1 1 j
and 7 o'clock p. m.
WELLSBOF.O & Maitsrun.—Depart 8 ft. tn., arrive 6p.
WELI.I3DOII 0 & COITDEIIBPOBT,—DeP. Mon. & 11)nr.2 p.m.
arrive Monday &Thursday at lgm. _
Wmatmono &JERerrSnons.—Depart Blon.a Thar. m
o rrlveTuesda3•.t
WELLSIIOII.O ' & STONY FORK—Dep. VIM 4 Friday at 3
With most ether articles usually kept in such
establiiiiment, which is sold low for
To the Citizens of Na»sfied
j TAKE pleasure io announcing to the public
j that I have on band a large and splendid as
aortment at,
srro v - s
1)04, useful and Ornamental, whieh I am offering
to the publlc cheaper than ever sold before. I
will Bell a goad 'No. S Cook Stove with Furniture
for $2O. I keep in stock P. P. Peckham's pop
ular Cook. This is said to bo the best Stove
made. in the United States. - I also keep the
Lightning X Cut Saw,
the fastest cutting Saw in the world. The man
ufacturers of this Saw challenge the world under
a forfeit of $5OO that that this is the fastest cut
ting saw made.
Thanking my friends for their patronage in
the past, and hoping still to merit their favor, I
am as ever, grateful,
G. B. KM.
P. S.—l challenge
,one and all of the Stov
dealers In this county to sell as cheap as I do
Jaluish, not excepted. G. B. R.
Mansfield, Nov. 2,1876.-3 m.
Administrator's Notice.
L ETTERS of Administration pendemie lite r having been granted to the undersigned on
the estate of Waterman Blantyre, late of Jack
son township, Tioga Co , Pa., deceased, all per.
'having claims against said estate, and
those Indebted to the same are notified to call
for settlement on L. B. 8111VES,
, •
Jan. 41871.-Bt.• Pendent, Lite.
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Northern Central R.R.
Gen'lSup t .urg, Gentlyatio.244,
Ealtimore :kW
Arrival and Departure of Stages.
p. in., arr. Tufa. & Friday at 12 m
who hag long been estab
lished in the Jewelry busi
ness in Wellaboro, bag al
ways on sale, various
kinds and prices of
&c., &e„ &c
C A. S Ho
Rep. iring done neatly, and promptly, and on
January 1, 187 —y.
_iItiLHSBORO, TIOGA ~ tititigYi PA., _,i'lp*RY:iB, ifPii,
L. D. 1117010E1L,,
t 11 MS a In
AO 30 pm
.616 pm
- ic`;i;ir . :!;64 . liiii,,ll:,
,It was the Boatman Equaled • ,
That sailed through the mists so white.
And two little ladies sat at hie ktiee,
With their two little head* so bright.
And so they sailed and sailed, ill three,
On the Golden coast o'the night:
,young Bonsai.° had a handsome face,
'And his great beard made /dm .
And the two little maidens, in girlish grotto,
They kept their eyelids down :
The ono In her ellken veil of lace;
And one in her nroolsey gown.,
For ono littlo maiden dwelt in Gle wood, ,
Like a wild flower kid from the day." '
Her namo was Jenny—they called her
Tho Good,— ' ' - • ' • ~, • •
And the nam o' the 'other Was iday; '
And her p ace Window} looked, on the
flood . ,_ . .. , , ..
Where . they 5 ently Called away. , : :
Long time the balance even stoOd.
With our Romalee, that day: ' •
But what was one little 'ltolise is the wood
To a palace so grand and'gay
So he gave his heart to Sonny-The Good
But hie hand ho gave to 1147,--Putricsm.
MIS CELL A N-0.6 ?Jig_
[For thiVitiptittorq
One Thousand Miles °vet _the Rocks
of Tiogallointp •
" Then' raise
From the contlagrant 1211/81, purged aad
Neie beavezig, new earth, agee - of ensilage date,
Founded in righteonanesa.", _
In some remote and `misty.titne, far
back in the bygone eternitY, the ,crea
tive flat goes forth, and :dead matter
comes into existence. But' the , end is
not yet. Again the Almighty prieaks,
and molluscous life appears,: character
izing that period of vast "difration-Ah
Silurian. But the end is xtetyet.: , Age
roll by, when the AlreightY- egai4
speak; and the Devonian teattewarrn
.with their ichthyic life. Itu r t - 'the end
is not yet. The dynasty of the:llE4l'pm.
es away, when the creative. fiat agaiti
goes forth, and the earth green with
luxuriant forests, whose 'remains note
constitute " the stored-up fuel of a
world." But the end is not yet. Count
less eons go by—mayhap ten thousand
centuries—when, at the Divine com
mand, birds and reptiles make their ap
pearance in creation. But the end is
not yet. Moons wax and wane, until
at length the Creator's voice is again
heard, calling into existence the cattle
and beasts of the earth. But ,the end
is not yet. Once more the "Almighty
speak s,usheri ng upon the stageresponsi
ble, immortal man. But who, know
ing the upward-progress in 'the life of
the past, shall declare that this lit° be
the end? Ifltis not, then .wbat la t o .
be the next stei? All the creations of
the past, of which each succeeding one
was a step higher in the abate of being
than the one preceding it, and whose
remains are sealed up in the everlasting
hills, darkly intimate to us of an Age
to be, which is to have glorified man
for its irkhabitant. This is the final ob. 1
ject and end which has been mutely
prophesied in fishes and' creeping
things, in bird and in beast, ever since
life began. This is the terra:int dynas
ty, toward which 'creation has ever
been advancing. This is the pointt of
union where creation "and the Creator
will meet. And read in thislight i heW
deeply significant is- the lastehapter
but one of Revelation : ."Andi - sa - W
new heaven, and ix nett/ earth ; fir the
first heaven and, the Vat :e arth were
passed away; and there Was no more
sea." We learn in the books of stone,
that the animal and vegetable worlds
have been destroyed many times in the
past; from which we conclude that all
' existing life may likewise become ex
, find; and in this sense the welid—the
zoic world—would be destroyed. But
the material world may be eternal; and
were it to be prepared for another cycle
of life, it would, in this sense, be a
" new earth"—fit, perhaps, for the a
bode of glorified Man.:Heaven may
be nearer by than We bail) thought.—
"The gentle friend, who reached thegoi
den valley years agone, died with rari . -
titre in her wonder-stricken eyes,: and a'
smile of ineffable ,JOy upon her _
though she already - felt
mortal eyes. The mystic Aver y - rolling
between us and the land of the beauti
ful, may be a narrow river. In the
verse quoted, -we read that' there is to
be no more sea." With What a depth
of meaning are those Worditranght, to
him who hasptddied poiyi
lea 'in the - rocks! Ever since the ,dry
land appeared, the ocean has, been eat
ing up the continents. Fire and water
are the two great antagonistic' forces in
nature; and what the one has built
the other has torn down. But in he
"new earth" there is to be " gio more
" And I, John; saw the holy city, new Jer Sa
lem, coming down from God out of heaven, re
-pared as a bride adorned for her husband."
And I beard - a great voice out of h ven
saying, Behold, the tabernacle of God is ith
men, and le Will dwell with them, and
shag be ilia people, and God biinself ahal i
with them, and be their Gidd."
"And Clod shall wipe away all tears from t
eyes; and there shall be no more death, rtei l
sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there, ba
more pain : for the former :things are p
In the rocks, the great burial-pine ,
all that ever lived in the past,. we
nought but inanimate carcasses,—di
individuals, dead species, dead gem
and dead creations. But shall be,
"Man, her last work, who seemed so fair,
Such splendid purpose in hii eyed,
Who rolled tho psalm to wintry skies
And built him fames of fruitless prayer,
Who trusted God was love indeed,
And love creation's final law,
Though Nature, red in tooth and'elaW,
With ravine shrieked against-hie creed,—
Who loved, who suffered countless ills, •
Who battled for the true, the just,—
Be blown about the desert dust,
Or sealed within the-iron hills?" . • -.
Al!, no.. Even his instinct te4es
him - to 'antleipittei a - ilf,e
_beyond the
grave. The flayikalltdo; lho ' toiei or
the heart withermatt. grows oldlad
ie to
dies,—but in the " ne w earth," alt
the good, these thin shall havep ed
away. Oh golden h after, on v? oso
,sun-lit mountain _ top po,shftdow shal4
over fall! : - • ' .; •'_: ,- - ...1 , I ,
"AS Be that eat anon the throne said, Be
, .
hold, I make an tkinge tiete.'‘A - ad He said unto
'Me, Write: for there !cords
"And He said unto Me; I am Al
.pha said Omega, the hegfneinkatid the' end
What is done ?-Perfect is attained,
and'tbe kingdom of an has
begun. The mighty goal reached,
toward which creation has been jour
neying for millions of years.,All, things
have been made new, and the earth has
commenced another cycle of life, gran
der than any which have preceded it,
and destined to endure - forever. God
was the beginning—the beginning of
vitality upon our planet; and in Him
will be the end—the end which that
strange procession of being, in which
you arid I are some of the, passing fig-
Urea, will one day reach. And " these
words are true and faithful." ,
Courteous reader, I must bid thee fare-
Welh If I have beep. Ise for ate eta to
kindle-irr the '.solil';Of ono-individual,
that intense longing' . fo'knOw,iiiore
about the natural sciences, 481
iu my own, I shall indeeikhenmplyypi•
paid. Every one may do of
further the saaredoause ofildien:4ol44
to hasten the time whenthe land of the
lotting sun shall become thn.;Grletl
Y n
intellectual Schievenients.
Mansfield, Jan. 81,11.171.:,
- ondei* of'-the 4ifiktor.,]
- . 7 4TATAlf.
The LegislatimiAavlnc.sittOtitaiial
last Friday until'lthOlitylimm#44i-,ot
thepresent weikr*.iit '--1 4: ) 3"t4i
A. M., and at,ig-Mo2*.iii; oint:coni•
vention to- npair.thifbldiifor;rthettS,l4
printing for tht(*ii#44 7 o4447Yeiin
ding to the pov)itc;kitik, ,40011,8-
&I. There were three bide flt;iii # 1 51. 1
frOM a F bilti de*/# 4 lt#t s ,#o.* ,
printer, Mr."Bingerlyi rfnisk*hteq,bid
was, from MO t`tdre_ri ng to OintfnjiO,tl4
prbitintit ir per 04%144 hi* tl
rate established by the Legislature; the
other, from H. Buy, was 87i per cent.
below the rated; and the PhiladelphiO
bid was 79j per cent. leis, or, in, other
words, offering to do the State printing
fort-of one per cent:on the legal rates
established. It looks
,a little queer that
a finn can do the business for nothing,
and stilt make money at lt ; but such is
said to be the case. Suffice it to say,
that some of the members were so ta'7
ken by surprise at the offers, that the
subject was continued for one week, to
allow them to book up. '
Tesday being private calendar day,
Ho se bills up to No. 60 were passed to
a thir d reading, which shows some ac .
tivit on :the part of legislators: three .,
weeks for 60 bills; and-if they run up
to, 2,000, as they did last winter, some
good arithmetician may figure up how
long the session will continue.
Wednesday session receives reports
of committees,' and the introduction of
original bills and resolutions ; Thurs.
day is the day for public . calendar and
billEr upoi - third rettOitik; and 'Friday's
session being'generally devoted to mo
tions to adjourn, &c.; This it the pres
ent programme, but be ehanged at
any time by a two third's vote.
The Joint committee of the Senate
and House have finally contractea witn
a firm in Philadelphia for the publica
tion of a "daily record," atsl4 per
page, amounting to $9,000 for the sea-
Mon ; consequently the reading people
of the country can enlighten them
selves by a careful review of the dei
bates and some very eloquent and ela T
borate speeclas of the members.
The introduction of legislation for our
county has thus far not been very
tensive, and will not be under the prefi
ent management of affairs ; there sea
ming to be a determination to rarer all
matters to our courts, so far as Ulna*
be legally done; which in" my ogir~~on
should be much more general, tidamito
lessen much of this bratlee:dation.
• The Democratic State: tonventioh
meets here in Februaoi and the i;te
pblican on the 10th of Sifareh, to fiend
nate candidates for 'Auditor and Sur
veyor General, the only - State 'officers
to be nlected this year ; and whether
we can)get up enthusiasm enough over
these tWo offices to call out the full vote
of the State remains to be determined.
The House had up for consideMtion
to-day, the bill providing for theikold
lug of a constitutional convention but
did not arrive at a vote, as there, is a
el i
great diversity of opinion amon the
Members. The bill was 'lntroduce by
Sohn B. Mann, of Potter,snd: Will pro
bably pass in some shape dhring the
session, if they can agree upon the time
for the people to vote on itlehn*,Olal
-ming that there should .he ii,special
election in June, whilb °there' Claim
that the general eieetiark,in codko=tii, is
the proper and less eipatisive - timit._ ,
-We are having the -ht4Vlefit snovv
storm here known for Many iesirs; the,
Snow lying over a foot in depth,: and
Still continuing, to fall.: The'eVergreen
trees on the capitol, grounds areloaded
down with their whits mantle, and in
all directions the shovel and brookt,ore
the order of the day; with to thermo
meter down among the zeros, a dark
and cloudy sky overhead; and a cutting
northwest wind, for the pleaeore‘of the
present. Railroading la considerably
impeded, as we have bad no northern
Mail for two days, and the snow-coVer
ed Susquehanna looks like the broad
sierras of the West.
Paris has fallen ! The queen city, of
the world, the arbiter _of fashion, the
Ituelah of every •Frenchman, has
cumbed to th force of arms, , and the
Tuilleries and alace formerly occupied
by a Napolec? and Linda Phillippe,
b y
and lastly the third - ..!Tapoleop,"ia
now in possesSion of the Pruailaus, and
their General riot in - the. rtalaces of
kings. We d l ep a tear over the: down
fall of this once proud city, and live in i
hope URI its glory is not departed tor
aver. Its defenders have made a. rec
ord that will last as, long as time, ,and
they receive the plaudits and_aympa
titles of the civilized . world. Peace to
their ruins. X.:-27.
I bo
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S., of Quincy, Illinois, asserts that
snakes do hiss, and mentions t‘ reptile
known by some as a "hissing .adder,"
by others as " blowing adder," lind by
others an "spread head.".-Hb sags they
are a short, thick, SPOtted*fidlreri:rtig , -
1Y snake. When Opproashedi. they : tell,
up and spread or , flatteuilkeirliead,tiod .
neck (or that part of a body,jOin'ati,
the head) about four Inches down,',vm
fiat, and hiss -- loud enough - to be heard
some four rods distant. ,
Milk Snake," Carpentaria, Califor
nia, lanes that once Id-'4:4lo,eciunty,
calittuia, : " I disooTOreil fqiirge Snake
About Hissing Snakes.
. ,
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e::i 3`.~ ai `~1:1t
7'-:...- '2 - .~.
had caught a quailan herr nest; • but•as
I got nearer, the quail got Away and flight, and theanake.rati.intde
hole in the ground. A-TI returned ',lto; the
spot after a little, And found the snake
eating the quail's eggs. I piokediup
stick to hit him, and the :snake. hiseed
at me equalAto any goose. 'A' 'This was
snake'--,-so called in California
- covered iAwith black and white
rings.” A , is 1...
Facts,"- of 'Fremont county, logia,
has seen and killed . in , Illinois, snakes
that hiss, known as ":hissing adders."
They grow from two to three feet long,
and, like Abe capperhead,•"spread and
flatten the head'When angry. , •
"R. H. A.," Greensboro; N. Caroli
na, writes: " } We have here, .in North
Carolina, a snake called the 'spreading
adder,' or spread adder.' There are
two kinds:'the one, tha,,nidat danger,
ode;, - and also the moat rare . black
Ala um . nableo, at far fiS LOA forak an
idea from historY, the Egyptian' viper;
its bite liahnost sure .death.' oth;
er reseniblie the inttlesntllke; Its. VenOin
is equally as poisonous., and the snake
mom dangerous, as it glies no .. warn ,
-Aff seen:4o4e it.#o4ol4ind *ad,
augryby striking -aiming; it Espreads
08,headaboat font; times the_uskial sizei
eettiegilek Ake', the., COhin .444,`,0nve11al
which. It also resenibles, and `hisses'
so . 1444 :like an - enraged '. gander,! :WO IC `would • reitriiie - * *.A . Y . 4P4 ' ears
and also one welk versed in flooseolo,
0, 1 to-detect tilnilfilference.'
"Another - Callfeplianwfites of i(stmke
called by some the _'ltopher mid
by others the bnllsnake--bro*n stril
ped, with some apcti_ of 144 'brown;
ife:sombling 0014ir t 4 Qiniamo4 striped
`snake °Mew York, and barmltise t
,!` These snakes (130yemberk3d),are
rowed In the ground now, rand will .not
be, out Tor a month or so; unless -plowed
or dug out. I often see theta from twO
and a half to font. feet . long ; and they
can put dawn a gopher or a Squirrel
with little trouble when hungry. 'When
teased, they will blow or hies—en du
,' lockable hiss; and it -19 - so common
ere to heat; them, that we 'do not get
:salted about it."-:-.Rurai N. Iroker.
There was a convention of Orthodox
'heologians in Philadelphia during the
last week in January, held for the
avowed purpose of dovetalling ; .a clause
into the constitution, declaring !'God as
the Ultimate source of all authority and
power in civil government, and Christ
as the rightful ruleinf nations". The
Movement was not notably successful,
although thirteen States were represen
ted. The attendance was thin, and
,not enthusiastic, and the papers, relig
ious and secular, are sharp in their criti
cisms of the affair. ' The Independent,
ablest of religions journals, has a strong
article on the subject, from which `we
extract a few sentences, regretting that
our space does
i nOt allow us to print the
whole. It says : c j
"God is not I t be praised by' joint
resolution or worshiped in constitution
al amendrnenti. , We may deceive our-
CMITC3 into the belief that a constitu
tional amendment is an acceptable
tribute to th Father. But God is not
a 'proud bal lie-like bodio,' to be im
posed upon y empty flattery of this
sort. A nation means so many indi
vidual men, women, and children, with
every one of whom God keeps open a
personal account. All the constitu
tional amendments in the world could
not have made the sins of Sodom less
obnoxious. We cannot see that such
an amendment would make any soul
better. When bills of lading had long
and pious preambles in regard to the
protection of God, skippers did not
swear-any less, 01311 p-owners were not
more pious, and shippers were none
the less rascally. It is quite probable
that when the sanctimonious under
writers used pious phrases ' they over.
charged their patrons, who In turn
:were just as liable to fall into arson or
any other such mimosa they are to-day.
A candid review of the -history of re
ligious phrases doesnot impress us with '
their sanctifying influences.
"For thetnld kings whose coins were
religionAly stamped. with 'Deli Gratin)
were, many of them, most irreligious
rulers. 'By the grace of God' they ate
up the substance of the poor, and `by
the grace of God' they put to death the
innocent. By the Grace of God Ferdi
nand sent the Jews by tens and hun
dreds of thousands of men and women
and children, wandering in a hopeless
exile, that this 'grace of God' might
overflow his coffers with the doubloons
of which they bad been plundered. By
the grace of God Indians were killed,
and negroes enjoyed the blessings of the
Middle passage. By the grace of God
the Inquisition grew and flourished.—
In our own day, *e have seen one re
public, that solemnly acknowledged,
God in its Constitution, and the exam
ple is not an attractive one. The 'Con
federate States of America' adopted a
religious Constitution, under which it
stole the labor of stolen men and wom
en, waged unrighteous war ,
' helpless prisoners, and met the fate
which its crimes deserved."
The Liberal Christian; an able journal,
speaking from a different standpoint,
has the following :
thegentlemen who are engaged
in the effort to have the Orthodox
Creed incorporated into the Constitu
tion of the United. States, have really
determined to push their enterprise, it
will lead to such an examination o f
grounds of dogmatic Orthodoxy, and of
its, claims to authority, as they have
never yet received.
"Is it a conviction that' with the
awakening of a general spirit of inquiry
among the people the power of the Or
thodox theology, over the masses will
bebroken, that \ inspires the ambition
which thus clutChes at political power
as a means of sustaining the creed upon
which great ecclesiastical organizations
are based ? We think it would be bet
ter for the votaries of all creeds to trust
to moral agencies for the diffusion of
their belief. The friends of this move
ment will ultimately , learn that the
principal effect of their enterprise will
be to dinginish the popular respect for
religion and everything connect e 4 with
It. It will furnish a new sanitation
nd reproach for: the use of the irrelig
ious and Unbelieving.
"If there is any general agitation of
this subject it may lead to one good re
sult—the closer union and cooperation
of people of all who believe in
mental and spiritual freedom.
"We shall hate more to say about it
hereafter. We have some great eccles
iastical bodies in this country whose
system of government is in direct an
tagonism with the genius and princi
ples of our national republican institu
tions. but as long as they attend to their
own affairs, and do not attack the
rights of other people, their system is
not a matter of great interest to those
outside of their pale."
We have only to add that the project
is not new. We well recollect a, atrial-_
lar attetnprsom 36 years ago--a failure
then, as it is likely to prove now. :But
we remember the fierce , sectarians bit
terness thatrit engendeied t ,the ibltter
quarrels and heartburnings that
, •
sued; and we never heard of anything
food or ehristian like springing from
it.. But,try it on
,by' all u T eans ; If the
PeoPle•wish,it they ought to have ,it
-they„dn not, they will, perhaps,
eqUare the account ;1/13xFP'vr
sectarlau,s ashave thehad taste .to at
tempt thennion of ehurch 'and stater-.
for that is 'What it 'ainounts to-=in la
republic like this. ' " - •
The legend of the Master' Thief' Li no
lees remarkable than that of Punchkin.
In the ScandiriaVian tale, the thief,
wishing to get posiession of a farmer's
ox, carefully hangs himself, to a tree by
the roadside. The , farmer,, passing by
with his 'ox, le Indeed struck by the
sight of - the dangling body," but thinks
it none of his business, and does not
Stop to, interfere. No sooner has he
passed • than the thief lets himself down,
and running swiftly along ; a by-path;
hangs himself with equal .precaution to
a second , tree. This time the farmer is
astonished and puzzled ; but when • for
the third tithe he meets, [the same nu ,
wonted spectacle, thining that three
suicides in one mOrning'areloO much
for easy credence, lie leaves his Os and
rune back to see whether the other two
bodies are rainy *here he thought he
saw, them. While he pii fret:fling hypo.
theses of witchcraft by which to ex.
plain the phenonienon, the thief gets
a way with_the ox. l In the Hitopadesa
the story, receives a finer point. "A
Brahman, who had vowed a eacrifiee,
went to the market to a goat. l —
thieves saw s him, a d wanted
get hold of the goat. Thy station d
themselves at intervals on the hi h
road. When the Brahman, who carried
the goat on his baok, approached the
first thief, the thief e[aid, ' Brahman,
why do you carry a dog on your back ?'
The Brahman replied, 'it is not a dog,
it is a goat.' A little while after lie was
accosted by the second thief, who said,
' Brahman why do you carry at dog on
your back"?' '2l3e Brahman felt per
plexed, put the goat down, examined
it, and walked u. Boon after' he' was
stopped -by th third thief, who said,
4 Brahman, wh do you carry a dog on
your back ?' Then the Brahman was
frightened, threw down the goat,.and
walked home to perform his ablutions.
for having touched an unclean animal.
The thieves took the goat, and-ate , it."
The adroitneis of the Norse Kiel in
"The Three Princesses of , Whiteiand,"
shows but poorly in convex's= with
the keen psychalogical Insight and cy
nical sarcasm of these Hindu sharpers.
In the course of histrayels, this prince
met three brothers fighting on a lonely
mow. They had been fighting for a
hundred years about the possession of a
bat, i s cloak and a pair of boots, which
would make the wearer invisible, and
convey him instantly whithersot ver he
might wish to go. The king consents
to act as umpire, provided he may once
try the virtue of the magic garments;
but once clothed in them, of course he
disappears, leaving the 'combatants to
sit down and suck their thumbs.
Now in the "Sea of Streams of Sto
ry," written in the twelfth century, by
Somadeva, of Cashmere, the Indian
King Putraka, wandering in the Vynd
hya mountains, similarly discomfits
two brothers who are quarreling over a
pair of shoes, which are like the san
dals of Hermes, and a bowl which has
the seine virtue of Aladdin's lamp.—
" Why don't you run s race for them 4"
suggests Putraka; and-as the two block
heads start furiously !off, he quietly
picks up the bowl, ties ou the shoes,
,and files away !
A Missouri "Chipleasantness," and how
• it was Settled.
The Block 'filt'er (Butler county,.
Missouri) News hays: It is well known
to the cltizeus o this community that
for some three years past
,an old feud
has existed between Henry Watson
and his two sons and.the three Sinyard
brothers. We are informed by neigh
bors that when sober they would settle
their difficulties and promise never to
refer to it again ; but so soon as they
would try to rebury the past in a glass
of whisky they would commence to
"talk it all over" in a calm, friendly
manner, when a fight was sure to en
sue, unless prevented by friends.
• On the afternoon before Christmas
they were all at Blodgett, having a
"generat - good time," and, of course,
talking over their' old difficulties. They
left for home toward evening-Lthe
Watson party first, laking with them e
large jug of whisky, with which to
make the following Christmas merry.
On their way home they stopped at
Elias Lanharh's to warm. They were
there but a few moments when the
Sinyard brothers redo up.' In a few
moments the fight commenced. The,,
first two engaged were Henry Watson
and Andy Sinyard—the former armed
with a revolver and the latter with a
hatchet. 111 51 moment Jimmy Watson,
son of Henry Watson, drew lila revol
ver and began shooting at Audy Sin
yard, who seemed tb be_ getting the
best of his father with the hatchet. He
was in turn attacked by Henry Sin
yard 'with a' knife. At this. juncture
the third Hinyerd brother and a young
man by the name of Sprouce went to. ,
gether with knives. The fight then
continued with mutual fury until from
exhaustion and loss of blood they fell
sweltering in their own blood. They
were carried into the house and laid on
the floor before the fireplace, and while
the blood wag running in streams
across the floor they were imprecating
curses on each other.
All six of the men were found to be
seriously wounded. Henry Watson
had received, in addition to a number
of incised and contused wounds on the
head, one large cut in the abdomen,
from the effect of which he died a few
hours ' , afterward. Andy Sinyard, was
shot in the tram the ball coaling out
near the navel; another - in the. shout.
der.' Another of the Sinyards was
shot through the region :of . the lungs,
• and the third•one carries several severe
wounds. 'Sprotice and-Jimmy Watson
are pretty well hacked to pietes.
rin the first four days following' the
• accidentbnt little hope was entertained
•• for the recovery, of . any - the party,
but it i4now thought that two or three
of the.number will recover.
Since the jute bug bait been scie7
tificly examined: chignons retail it sev
enteen cents apiece. ,
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'o66i't ltk- ...,
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le well supplied with Presses and Types to ant.
cute all kinds pf:,lpb Work with neatness and'
Large additions'of all the late Styles ot type/
have been added to this departtnent ? . ,
Lactatlon—linith & Boweies Block 2d Floor
It iwas the , writer's intention, when
the idea of a "
.church ,column" first .'
sugiested Well to him,. to make his
contributions Strictly im;p4rBcinat' I n
their character= -80, ' upon second
thought, considerations oilier. than the '
desire to keep self out of sight, seemed
of sufficient weight to modify his orig
inal purpose. Not that it is his aim
even now to speak of his own life, as
such, either in whole or in pare; but he r
will make bold here and there to ap-
pod to his own exberience, when its I
facts are to the point, simiely because
ifi the very nature of things he cannot
do otherwise. While treatingl of mat
ters which have to d& with the outWaid
world only, it is easy enough to keep
one's personalty In the, back-ground,
or perhaps out of Sight altogether, and
to talc as if not so much '
as a.
doubt had ever aifrept o'er the placid
surface of the mind's repose, in its quest
of truth ; as if no failure of hope had
ever laid a heavy and on the chords of
the heart, I already strung to their ut
most tension by an unutterable yearn
ing for inward peace and rest i---but
when forced to look certain great ques
tions in the face, whioh are to be judged
of, in part - at least, In.l the light of the
testimony afforded by' our own con
sciousness, we Oe readily pardoned for
letting it apliear that this mysterious?'
inner world hits been brought within
the scope of our view, and for speahing
more or less fully out of - expe
Nor is this all. Eve. )wever
lowly his lot, may AO him
gelf as the representatic , O, of a
reater or less number
That which happens, to himself:.—espe
daily if it falls within the ordln ry
channel of his life—he thinks, aid
justly thinks, must in some sort h
pen to others also ; at all events, until
forced by the most conclusive proof ito
look upon his own experienoe- as an.
tirely exceptional, he will claim the fel
lowship and sympathy of kindred souls.
The writer has been led to this train
of reflection because, when as yet not
so much as dreaming of ever assuming
the relations which he UOW holds to the
Christian Church- 7 when still, even the
oretically, far from' the kingdom of
Heaven—he knew hearts to feel as his
has felt ; minds he knetNo reason as
hie has reasoned :—may he not presume
that there are those who will still keep
hiin company,—for whom, as well as to
whom he, can speak with the assurance
of a gendrou l s and cordial recognition?
In other words; it is by no means
" church members" only, thathe would
address. One of the startling phenome
na of our own limes, is the large and,
it may be added, ever growing propor
tion, especially of men, who do not
identify themselves with any religious
communion, because they fail to hold
any positive conviction as to the divine
nature and authority of Christianity
itself. Not that such persons are On the
whole worse than their fellow meh of
less . skeptical tendencies. They are so
many Thoinasca by nature; and they
are groping their way amid the dark
ness, and "often the bewilderment, of
their lot, because. they have never as
yet been brought face to face - with such
a presentation of the rationale of rell
gloti, and such an embodiment of Chris
tianity, as have served to satisfy alike
their intellectual nature and their spir
itual needs.
Man has been rightly called the relj
glous animal ; for his whole history,
under every phase of progress and ens
lightenment, proves him to bye emphat
ically such. Nor are our fellow beings
above described, who seldom, if ever;
go to church anywhere, rear eseeptiono
to the rule. • Even though they .naay
not, in every respect, the compared to
those Jews, before our Lord's Advent,
who were waiting for'" the consolation
of Israel," yet they are undoubtedly in
a transition state—waiting for such a
consolation as shall come to them, to
the satisfying of their soul's profound
est needs. This the writer knows to Iv
so on the part of not a few ; for he was
once of their number, and mingled
fully and freely with those whose case
has just been noticed. Some, who per
haps would be slow to acknowledge
their own want • of the offices of reli;•
gion, still have a dim perception of its
vital importance to the future well-be- -
ing of their children, especially their
daughters ; and while DO . More ,
era in ROMILDIBIII than in Mohamme
danism, send them to its schools, that
they may have the restraints and safe
guards of some'sort of religion thrown
around them.
. Now, such persons may be summarily
dismissed with the epithet of Rational
ist, or Deist, or,lnfidel ;—but is it wise
thus to deal with them ? Few men are
infidels from choice. And Rational
ism, Deism, or Infidelity, l (call it by
what name we will,) is to be met, not
by blind denunciation,..bufaiy showing,
the utter Imp4ssibliity of a' people, or
indeed of an individual, long living on
such dry husks as it affords! It has no
vitality of its own down in the deepest
and Strongest elements of our nature,--
shuts its eyes to the Divine Light which
has flashed on Humanity's path from
the spheres above. It talks of matter
and law, of 'science and philosophy,
when the, anguished heart-cries out for
strength to break the chains of sin, and
for a merciful hand to raise it into new
ness of life!
'Let us be just, then, to all such as are
not yet "church members,"—yes, even
to infidels to Christianity itself. An
old writer's story of the peasant who
killed his donkey because •he thought
it had drunk up the moon,' which bad
simply been reflected in al pail of wa
ter, has its moral: The poor man was
frightened lest his donkey should make
sad Tkork of our world ; ' whereas, if he
had but looked Up, he would have found
the missing luminary shining as bright
ly- as ever.. So 'it is thought by many
that the Light of Christianity can only
be saved from the jaws of infidelity by
c ,
a similar treatment of every one who
claims to have made an eild o the last_
shred of the Religion of Ch Ist-111E6c"
poor Voltaire. But the cause of chris
tlan troth is always the
enough to
allow its defenders to be jos . Let it
be conceded, then; that not al the un
elievers of Christendom, since the Re
formation, have been bent on pulling.
down the religious fabric merely for the
sake of pulling it down. - Not a few
`would doubtless have preferred to aid
in 'building it .up. - Nay, Jsome, in a
-sincere sud. 4:airiest , wity, have tried to
build up., "But it Was on'othei than the
true foundation;
and they found their
Self imposedlask worse ,than making
brick with Out straw. 1 They counted on
serfintereBt as the needed lever to lift
Humanity out of the Slough of Corrup
tion ;—but their lever crumbled to dust
in their bands:l ._ :, 1: ~ ..:1_ , 1 .r••
, . . • ~ _
Church CoMinn.
[For tie Agitator.]
NO. 11. ' 1 •