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BY HARVEY SICKLER. *"* V-
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nut pain within six months, 5'2.00 will be charged
10 tines orj > |
las. make three four hro three sir one
one square xeeks veeeks ma in mu t/i gnu tu year
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of all kiuJs neatly execute-.-1, a.el at prices to suit
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BACON STOKD.—Nicholson, p.w —c L
JACKSON, Proprietor. fvln49tf]
HS. COOPER, physician d -ITKJEON
• Newton Centre, Lur.nrne County Pa.
G~TF/O. s. ITTTON, ATTOKN i:v rr LAW,
r Tunkhatumvk, Pa. 0:1; -e in isiark's JjiL-k
Block, Tioga street.
VITM. M. PIATT. * LAW, Of-
VV fiee in Stark's L:ick iilovk, Tioga c*t., Tuok- ,
TITTLE DEU IIP. -I ' -
J LAW. Office on Tioga >treet, Tu'r.:ia.ißoek,
B. R. LITTI.F. .1 IK WITT.
T V.SMITH, M. I> P-. •N A H • ILuN,
J • Office on Hri'lge Ftrect. next dpor t.. the Demo
crat Office, Tunkhsunc'. k. Pa.
HARVEY MCKI.EK. y "xrv ATLAIT
and IN>P l\N< ! r Of-
Uw, Dildga street, gjAVJSSHot. . Tuui.l; -r
--nock Pa. * |
Graduate of the University of I'cnna.)
Respectfully offers hi-- pr f. .0 -n i t, t! I
citizens of Turikh ir.ro kan I vif-o.i'v. i! • • n >.• j
found, when not pr >fes-i n-sllv cng'L->'d. eiiticrat his I
Drug Store, or at his resi lot: e oi Piti't 'tit Mrcet,
DR. d. C.
ED AT THE FALLS. WILL :c : ./ Otrn )
all calls in the I;i.t: <,f his pr. —m ho fotirnl i
•t licenser's Hotel, v.lien out |- .■■.-.-ioua !>" a nit.
Falls, Oct. 10, IS6I.
I>R. J. c I;!•: 'f : i ;: <V c< 7,
PHYSIC Iws A SI !i(;r,ONS,
Would sesiK-ctfully announce t. Lite -i'i■ ri-cf V"v
ming that iney have loco ted at .Mb • "tny, ali-te :
hey will promptly attend t<> oil i 'he line t ; j
nei" juofceslitn. Miv be found at Li. i-iug Staro j
when not profession:.Uy a soi:t.
T M. CAREY, >l. n.
J • M. Institute, Cincinnati) -oa! 1 ■ -i. ciiuily
announce to the citizens of N ,l LUZCMH-
Counties, that he c •rtinnc-- his rcoi •. r <,-ri,-- in the
wimts departments of his j ■ >ls - - o U>yoc ' utu i
it his offito or rest loocc. L M not ; r c i • , ;V
*lf Parti cular attention given to the treatment j
cntroruorolfind. Wvom'ng C • Pa,—t2o2
LATE AJKERICAW HOU SE,
TL'NKIJ.VN NOLii, 55 YOAIING i . I'\.
rHIS estfthlishmTit has rec< ntlv Lc-n '•'•fitted and
furnished in tbe latest stylo Fo-rv att-n'iun 1
•ill he given to th<* coin fort aii-j convciciace of t'i •><■ :
•iio patronize the 11-a=c.
T. Tl. WALL, Ow; or and Proprietor.
September 11, ! -/> I.
WORTH BRAfiSB HOTEL,
MESH OP PEN. WYOMING COI'Vi Y, PA 1
RILEY WAKXER, Pio|*r.
HAVING resumed the pri,l>rietor.-hip of the atioer !
Hotel, the unJer-igned ivill -pare no effort to
fsder the house an agneiilde pline <>i sojourn fori
i! who may favor it with their custom.
September 11. 1361.
WAYWARD' 3 HOVEL,
TI NKH W'XOCK.
5V YOM IN(i CO 1" NT Y , PENNA.
JOHN MAYXABD, Prop ; ietor.
HA\ INO taken the Horet,* in tin- Rorongb o'
Tunkhanntck. recently occun • I by Kiley
j Warner, the proprietor respect!" \y sol it- > -!i ire of
rahlic patronage. The House '.as b >n thor -ughlv 1
repaired, an I the comforts and .u-coiia-l ti uis <1 a
first chi<3 Hotel, will be found bv all who inav i tvor
tsitlnhrireiistepi, or it 1--I
DE T IST.
-v . "..."
--MAILMAN, has permanently located in Tank- !
• hanaock Borough, and respectfully tenders Ins j
professional services to the citizens of this place'and
, ALL WORK WARRANTED, TO GIVE SATIS
Office over Tutlon's Law oJi:e, near t"; e Tos
HO WARD ATIO.S
ar the Relief of the ifu:k A- Distressed, afflicted irith
Virulent and Chronic Diseases, and especially
for the Cure of Diseases f the Sexual Organs
Medical advice given gratis, by the Acting Surgeon
jdnibble Reports on Spermatorrhoea or Setninas
and other Diseases of the Sexual Organs '
on the New Remedieseuipioyeii in tiic
Oi lent to the afflicted in scaled letter envelope '• >e
•'charge. Two or three stamps for [.ostage will he
Address, Dr. J. sKILLIN 110EGII
Ahting Surgeon, Howard Association, NoOiy
Atftth Streei, Philadelphia Pa, ln2o!y.
P reah Ground Plaster lu C^uautPles
1 and at prices to suit purchaser#, now for sale a
try K. MOWRT Jr
[Fa.M TUB LUZERVK r.NIO.X ]
BV STELT.A, OF LACKAWAXA.
The lamps are lit in the parlor,
The stars are lit io tne tky
And the little ones gather closer.
When the coals pile r> d and high .
But each merry f-ce grows saddened —
Fur ever the parlor floor
The loved it ml the absent father
lTast.-th to them no more.
The lamps are lit in the parlor—
The stars in the quiet sky ;
Rut the tierce M iub breezes, blowing,
Echo a lingering sigh :
An 1 the voices of childish pratlers,
G< nc to a low, soti prayer'
Ai their tender and yearning glances
Rest n a vacant chair.
l.a-t year, when the mad march tempest
Over tbe house top swept.
Two or three gold-haird barlings
Close to the old chair crept.
Oh ' how,they tI an I tumbled
Ove • the tathei's knee !
Now 'moiig the distant camp-fires,
Deselate must he be.
-Farfrom lii? gold-haired darlings—
Far from his hone to-night,
lie dreams of r lighted parlor,
Then sighs in a camp-fire's light
The music of laughing prattlers,
That clamjiered upon his knee,
I? sweeter to him, an I dearer,
Thau the morning's revielle.
To-morr >w ! ah, to-morrcw !
No time will there be to dream,
Of", n -ok 'uio-'g tbe north.on mount tins
I-\.r bright will the bayonets gleam ;
And tiie sweep of a mighty army
Must banish the rising sigh,
An 1 the lances of g iy-plume.l horseman
Kindle the heavy evo
To morrow ! —ah. to-morrow!
A feaiful day 'twill be,
For the' cy of a murderous buttle
Shall i -aeh to tbe w tiling se.t,
And ibe weapons tha ! gleam the I Tightest,
F.ra the morrow's sua be set,
Shall lie on the ground unheeded,
With many a Le .rt's blood wet.
I.ns' year, when the ma ]• march tempest
Swept through The leafless trees ;
His fcoiue was as full of music
A# a hive of honey-bees ;
Rut to-nigh aro the merry laces
S 01, in the lamps' z ivjblare,
n. x 1
Silent the song ; u 1 laughter,
At sight of the vacant chair.
.'FROM TIIF OKI!.MAN.]
My lover, to the field of strife,
Far troin his home an.l me,
Ila- g ma to hazard dearest life
Fur law an t liberty.
Oh. brilliant in IP- soldier dress,
Rut with a falling tear,
Di 1 ho i. eeive my 1 ist caress,
An 1 to the field tepair.
The drums beat ia the village roa',
The troop marched gaily '
Rut mi I tan m i-i:, shrill m I ioal,
sYas heard a wailing cry.
I, sitting at my window low,
A nosegay in my hand,
Wat- hed -iier.tly the gull ■ nt show
Ma io by the marching hand.
And when my treasure onward came,
Oh how mv heart did leap!
lie proudly marched as sure of fame ;
What could 1 do but weep ?
Oh God! what were ray feelings then!
llow he ivy was my heart!
I threw ft sprig of Inur 1 green,
A: f rewell on my part.
He could not stop to pi.k i up,
The train quiik I ore him on ;
Crushed in the duct lay mv 1 ist hop?,
When all had passed and gone.
Rut. if he tnissed mv effcre I spray,
Yt still my heart he hath ;
TVtaieh ift-ats for him, now faraway,
With love and Hart, ig faith.
■ ■■(■■ i■■ —i ii ■in n i — r - | 1,, —— i
The following is the language <4 \V. II Sew
ard, Lincoln's Chief Cabinet olfleer, as found
in the diplomatic correspondence. lat ly puh
lisht'd Between him and Lord Lyon's, the
"Mv Lord. I can touch a hell on mv right
hand ami order the arret of a citiz-n in Ohio
I can touch the hell again and order ihe itn
prisorm.ent of a cit z-n of New York ; and
no power on earth hut that of the President
can rdeae them. Can the Qn<u>n of England,
in her dominions do as much ? "
Great God ! what is to become of our
boasted liberties ! The Prefident's chief
counsellor boasting to the crownep heads of
Europe that he can arrest and imprison a ci
tizen of a sovereign State at his pleasure by
the touch of his hand, and then tauntingly
i quires can the Queen of England in her
dominions do as much ? No, either the
Queen of England, nor the Czar of Russia,
nor any other despot on the face of God's
green earth can exercise such arbitrary povr
rr with our bringing his head to the block
Ihe man who makes such a boast is fit only
for a buzzard's feast. A few more years of
abolition rule and we can feast our eyes on a
crown, imperial robes, guilloines and all the
instruments of despotic power.
-TO SPEAK HIS THOUGHTS IS EVERT FREEMAN'S KlCHT."—Thomas JefFersoil.
TUNKHANNOCK, PA., WEDNESDAY, MAY C, 1863.
THIS STOLEN SILK UUKSS.
A TALK OF TRUTH.
In Philadelphia there liv i*d long flgo, a
young girl, t lit; oi.ly daughter of a widow.—
Soe came from (he counuy, and was as igno
rant of tire danger of the city as the squir
rels of her native fields. She had glossy
hiack hair, gentle b"annng eves, and "lips
like wet coral." Of course, she knew that
she was beautiful ; f>r when she was a child,
strangers olten stopped as she passed, and
exclaimed, •' How handsome she is !" Arid
as she grew older, the young men gazed up
on her with admiration. She was poor, and
removed to the coy to earn her living by
covet in:; umbrellas. .She was just at that
-u-o piible age, when youth is passing into
womanhood ; when the soul begins to le
pervaded with that restless principle which
ooj els poor humans to seek perfection in un
At the hotel, opposite Lord Ilenry Stuart,
ail English nobleman, had at that time taken
longings. II s visit to this country is doubt
less recollected by many, for it a great
eiisati.n at the time. He was a peer of the
realm, descended from the royal line and was,
moreover, a strikingly handsome man, of
iigot princely carriage. He was subsequent
ly a member ol the Cr.tish Parliament, and
is nov dead.
As this distinguished stranger passed to
•and from his hotel, he encountered the um
brella g'i 1, ami was impressed hy her un
cointm n beauty. He easily traced her to
the opposite store where he soon after wont
'o purchase an umbrella. This was followed
up by the presents of flowers, chats by the
wayside, and nvirations to walk or ride: nil
of winch were gratefully accepted by the un
suspec;mg ru-tic. He was playing a game
for temporary excitement ; she with a head
lu I"f romance, and a heart melting under
the influence of love, was unconsciously- cn
i.langering the happiness'of her whole life.
Lord Henry invited her to visit the pub !
he gardens, on tne 4t!t of July. In the sim- ,
phcity of her heart, she believed all bis flat- j
tering professions, and considered herself the
bride elect* she therefore accepted his inv.- 1
tattoos with inn' cent frankness. Bui sh< ;
had no dress fit to appear on such a pubic j
occasion, with a gentleman jfhigh rank— j
whom she verily Itelived supposed to lie her
destined hu-band. While these thoughts re- i
volvfd in her mind, hei eye was unf.n tun ite- j
ly attracted by a beautiful piece of silk be- j
I oigmg to hei employer. Ah, could -he not I
lake it without being seen, pay for it sectet
ty when she hid earn? 1 money enough ? i
I'lie temptation conquered Jier in a moment j
of weakness. Bhe concealed the s:lk and con- !
veyed it to Iter lodgings. It was the first ,
Jung sue had over *>U>l!en and her remorse ;
was painful. S.ie would have carried it back
Out sicdr -a 1 1 a discovery. .Sue Was not j
-ure that hr repentance would be uiet in n
-pu'i' of forgiveness.
On the eventful 4 h of July, she catti" out
in her new dres . Ln'.l H.oiry c itnplnnent -
ed her on l.er elegant appearance,
but sue was not h;| py. On their way to the j
gardens, lie talked to her in a manner she |
did not comprehend. Perceiving tins she j
spoke more exp'icitly. The guileless young \
cieature stopped, looked into his face wilh j
mournful reproach, and hurst into tears.— j
The nobleman took her hand kindly and j
-aid. "My dear, are you an innocent girl V i
" I am, I am," cried she with convulsive
sob*. " Oh, what have 1 ever done or said
that you should ask me that ?" Her words
stii red the deep fountains of Ins hotter na
tore. "If you are innocent," said he," God
rbtd that I should make you otherwise.—
But you accepted tny invitations and pres
ents so readily, that I supposed you under
stood me." " Wiiat could I understand,"
-aid she, " exc pt that yon intended to make
me your wile ? ' Though reared among the
proudest distinctions of rank, fie felt no in
clination to smile. He blushed and was si
lent. The heartless conventionalities of life
stood rebuked in the presence of affectionate
simplicity. He conveyed her to her humble !
home, and bade her farewell, with a thank
ful consciousness that he had done no irre
trievable i' jurv to her future prospects. The
remembrance of her to him would soon be as
the recollection of last year's butterflies
With her the wound was deeper. In her
solitary slumber she wept, in bitterness oi
heart, over her ruined air c.stles. And that
dre e s which she had stolen to make an ap
qx;arance befitting his bride! Oh, what if
she should be discovered ! Would not the
heart of her poor widowed mother break, if
she should ever know that her child was a
thief? Alas, her wretched forebodings were
too true. The silk was traced to her—she
was arrested on hor way to the store and
dr.'gged to prison. '1 here she refused ail
nourishment, and wept mcc r santly.
On the fourth day the keeper called upon
Isaac T. Hop] ®r, and informed him that there
was a young girl in prison who appeared to
be utterly friendless, and determined to die
by starvatiou. The kind hearted gentleman
immediately went to her assistance. He
found her lying on tbe floor with her face bu-
ried in her hands, sobbing as if her hear
would break. He trird to comfort, her, though
he could obtain no answer.
Leave us alone," sai 1 lie to the keeper.
" Perhaps she will speak to me if theie i
none to hear." When they were alone to
gether, he put back the hair frotu her temples
laid Ins hand kindly on be beautiful head
and said in soothing tone®, " My chiU. con
sider me .as thy fther. Tell me all thou hast
taken tics silk, let tne know all about it. I
I will d<> for tliee as I would d for a daughter,
and I doubt not that I can help you out of
After a 1 mg time spent in affectionate en
treaty, siiu leaned her young head on In*
friendly shoulder, and sobbed ou',"o!t, I
wish I was dea l—what will my p .or mother
say wlu-n she knows of my disgrace ?"
" Per paps that we can manage that she
dever shall know it," repke 1 he; and alluring
in r by this hope, be gradually obtained from
her the whole story of her acquaintance with
in; ltoblem in. If ; bid? her to be comforted,
and take nourishment ; for he would see that
the silk was paid for and tbe prosecution
withdrawn. Hit went immediately to lii-r
employer, and told him the story.
" This is her first oIL-nc*'," said he, " the
gii lis young, and the only child of a poor
widow. Give her a chance to retrieve this
one false step, and she in iy be restored to
society' a useful and honored woman I will
see that th-u art paid for the silk." Tne
tuan readily agreed to withdraw the prosecu
tion, and said he would have dealt otherwise
with the girl had he known all the circum
stances, " Thou should'st have inquired into
the merits of the cause, iny friend," replied
Daac. "By this kind of tiioughtlessnes, ma
ny a young creature is driven into the down
ward path, who might easily have been
The good old man went to the hotel and
inquired for Ilenry Stuart, The servant soon
returned and cmJucted hint to the chamber.
The n -bleman appeared surprise 1 that a plain
old Quaker should intrude upon his luxurious
privacy • but when lie heard his errand, he
blushed deeply, and frankly admitted the
truth of the girls statement. IDs benevolent
visitor took the opportunity to "bear testimo
ny'," as the friends say, against the ein and
selfishness of pr JIL-acy. He did it in such a
dind and fatherly manner, that the young
mans heart was touched. 110 excused hint
self, hy saving that lie would not have tam
pered with the girl, if. if he had known her
t<> be virtuous. " 1 have done many wrong
tilings."'said, I o "!•:t. than'; God, no betrayal
of confiding inn .cenee rests on my conscience, j
1 have always esteemed the ba-est act of
which tutu is capable." The imprisonment
of the poor gul, and the forlorn situation in
which she had been found, distressed him
greatly. An 1 when Isaac icprescnted that
the silk hid been stolen fr his sake, that the I
g.rl had U-rei.v lost a pr ti aide employment
and was obliged to return t > her distant home, '
to avoid the danger of exposure, he took out
i fif y dollar not and often 1 to pay her cx
penses. " Nay," said Iaac, •' thou art a very
t ch man ; I seen in thy hand a large roll of
>uch note*. Site is the daughter of a poor j
widow, and tltou hast been the means of flu.
ing In r gfeat injury. Give me another."
Lord Ilenry handed him another fifty dol
lar note, and smiled as he said: You under
stand your business well. Out you have act
ed nobly and I revere von for i". If you ev
er visit England, come to see me. I will
give a cordial welcome, and treat you like a
"Farewell, my friend" replied Isaac' thou
art much to blame in this affair, thou too
f a-t behave I nobly. M tyest thou be bless
ed in domestic lib ; on 1 tr fie no more with the
feelings of poor girls; not even w th thes/;
whom others have betrayed and desertetL
Luckdy, tho girl hail sufficient, presence
of mind to assume a false name when abroad
by which means her name was kept out of
the newspaper*, 'I d 1 this,' said she, ' for
my poor mother's sake, ' with the money
given by I jord Henry, the silk was paid for,
and she was sent home to her mother, well
provided with clothing. Her name and place
of residence remain to this day a secret in
the breast of her benefactor.
Several years after t! e incident I have
related, a lady called at friend Hopper's
house , and asked to see hint. When we en
tered t, e room, he found a handsomely dress
ed young matron, with a blooming boy of
five or e.x years old. She rose to meet bint
and her voice choked as she said, friend
" Hopper, do you know tne ?" lie replied
that he did not. She fixed her tearful eyes earn
estly upon him, and said. " You once help
ed me in great distress.' But good missionary
of humanity had helped too many in uistiess
to be able to recollect her without more pre
cise information. With a tremulous voice,
she bade Iter son go into tbe next room f>r a
few minutes ; then dropping on her knee® she
hid her face in his lap, and std.hed, "I am
the girl that stole the silk. Oh ! where
would I now be, if it had not been for you ?"
When her emotion had somewhat calmed
she told him that she had married a highly
respectable man, a Senator of bis native
State. Having a call 'o visit the ci'y, she
had again and again passed friend Hopper,s
house, looking wishfully at the windows to
catch a sight of him; but when she attempted
to enter, her courage failed.
"Bnt Igo away to morrow,'said she, "and
I could not leave the city without seeing and
j thanking him who saved me from ruin. "
She recalled her little boy, and said t> him,
/look at that old gentleman, and remember
him well; lor he was the beat friend your
mother ever had." With an earnest invita
tion that he would visit her happy home,
and a fervent "God bless you,"she bade her
Mv venerable fiiend is not aware that, I
have written this story. I have not published
it from any wish to glorify him, but to exert
a genial influence on the hearts of others; to
to do tny rnite towards teaching society h<v.v
to ca-t out the Demon Penalty, b}' the voice
of t lie Angle of Love.
YVho to Trade With.
That class of our business inert who adver
t;-e, lilxtr-.lhj, are the nien, above all others,
who should be patronized by the public ; they
are anxious to do business, to show their
goods, place, and satisfy their customers.—
When we speak of men who advertise liber
ally, we do not mean those whose party prij
udices induce them to advertise, only in their
particular party organ (as most if not all the
Republican dealers here do) and aro silly
enough to imagine that by withholding their
patronage to the Democratic paper, taey can
starrp. out its editor. Such men cannot be
said to advertise liberally ; they only adver
tise for a certain class of customers. They
do not ask the patronage ol Democrats, there
fore when they get it, as many do, though
they ate very agreeable, and seem to deal
fairly, they are constantly thinking that
what they get out of "Copperheads," as
they term them is all clear gain. It is saf
er, by tar, to deal with a man who ignores,
entirely, the advantage* of advertising, than
one, whose prejudices drive him to advertise
his wares, only to his particular political
The man who does not advertise at all, is
Simply puffed up with the vain idea that he
and his business are so well known to the
public, that it is Unnecessary. In this he
exhibits only his folly. The man who ed
venises his>varcs only to his political friends
and hopes to rope in the "copperhead," ex- i
Lib'! * meanness as well as fully, and if you
will only g've him the chance, will bhow
himself m addition to these, a knuce.
We say then to our friends, give your pat
ronage, first to those who advertise liberally ;
secondly, to those who do not advertise ai
ail; and lastly, when you cannot well avoid
it, to those who advertise on the "jug han
die" principle. Ever}' man will find it a sav
ing to put himself to some inconvenience to
avoid this lattei class.
We make these remark®, becaue we think
them jut and true ; and abo, because it is
due lin.se men of all parties in this borough
who advertise with us tint we should do so.
Every one of whom advertise in the Repub
lican, and are, therefore, not the " narrow
track" dealers of whom we have been speak
ing. We do not ask nor expect any favors
from this class, who design, by refusing to
advertise with u*, we arc informed they
have boasted to "starve us out." "We
give them notice, that we can go it on
short allowance, aid may aid, in c'ipping
a feather or two, from their soaring wings.
WHY ATTEMPT TO DECEIVE OURSELVES ?
while we are reading in almost every offi
cial dispatch, that, starvation threatens the
whole Southern people ; that the so-called
Confederate Government was without credit
tl at g"!d wa* at a premium of four and five
hundred per c-nt in Richmond, and that an
archy and confusion reign* throughout the
rebel States—we are at the same time inform
ed that this same Confederate Government
has .list secured a loan in England ofJ!ls,
000,000-or §75,000,000 —which lnan the
next day commanded offrom3 | to
per cent, This loan, we believe, issecur;
by the pledge of cotton, to be delivered at
Southern Seaports rt about 11 cents per
pound the British to come and lake it—l \e
To Good CHILDREN. — At a Sunday school
in the city a bright locking little fe'low was
asked : "What is conscience?" lie answered
very properly: "An inward moniter. " "And
what is a moniter ?" "Oh, one of the iron
LORD BYKON ON EDITORS. —His lord.hip
said that' 'with all his fuliies, he never stop
ed his paper because the editor happened to
fyfgT Frentice, speaking of an assn lmt who
had vehemently denied a charge of having
been drunk on a certain occasion, says that
lie cannot positively state that ihe gentleman
in question was drunk, but th~t he was seen'
in the street at midnight, with his hat off
explaining the principles and theory of true
politeness to the toe of his boots.
I TEHMS: 81.50 PER. ANWrUIMI
SUCESS IX LIFE.
i That practical "Brick" of tho Lacrow*
| (Wisconsin) Democrat , who "docs up" prac
. tical philosophy in his lectures to "Yalter,"
hiis the naii on the head in the following
j logical directions how to succeed in life:
"Yalter, my boy. do you relize that each
year the grave is nearer you than ever before,
I that unless you are active' the season of life
j will close before even half your self-allotted
; contract will have been performed, unless, like
; to " ,n:in y people, you have no aim—no hope
to ambition beyond picking your teeth after
dinner? Ifalf.of the world—yes, Yalter
more than half go the reception room ofete
j rnity without any object in life—as drift-wood
j floats down stream, guided by} the current
land lodging against the first obstruction
And what is drift wood, my boy ? Once in
a while a good stick of timber ' fi found therein,
but is more work to haul it out clean off the
sand and,mud than it is worth, arid more fine
tools are spoiled in making it into what you
wish than the stick will ever bring, even in
an active market.
Have a purpose, my boy. Live for some
thing. Make up your mind what you willbe,
and be iter dio in the attempt. This is a
land where there is no stint to ambition.
All have an er>ual chance. Blood telle
pluck wins—honsor and integrity well di
rected will scale the highest rock, and bear a
b:g load. Don't start off in life as a aheep
dog does, wituout knowing where you are
going to. Load Lr the game you are hunt
ing for. It :s as easy to be a man as a mouse
It is ag easy to have friends as enemies—it i 9
easier to have both than to g J through life
i:fe like a tar-bucket under a wagon, bumping
over stumps, or swinging right and left
without a will of your own. Every one can
be something. There is enough to do. There
are forests to fell—rivers to explore—cities to
'mild—railroads to construct—inventions to
be studied—ideas to advance—men to con
vert—countries to conquer—women to love—
offices to be filled—weather and position to
acrpiire—a name to win—a Heaven to reach..
\es, my boy, there is lots of work to do and
you and we must do our share.
The world is wide and its owner is God. If
you wish to be somebody, pitch in. Tho
brave always have friends.—Where there is
a will there is away. Where others have
gone, you can go.—And Yalter, my boy, if the
old track don't suit, make a new one, some
body will walk it. Success is never obtained
in a country like tlds without effort. If you
fail once, try it again. Ifyou fall down, get
up again. If it is dark strike a light. Ifyou
are in the shade move around for if there is a
shade on oae side there is sunshine on the
I ('your seat is too hard to sit upon, stand
up. If a rock rises up before you, roll it
away, blast it or climb over it. If you want
money, earn it. Ifyou wish for confidence
prove yourself worthy of ir, my boy. It
lakes lorgcr to skin an elephant than a
mouse, but the skin is worth something.—
L) m't be content with doing what another
has done—beat it. If an enemy gets in your
way knock him down or pitch him clear.—
Deserve success and it will come. The boy is
not born a man. The sun does not rise like
a rocket or go down like a bullet fired from
a gun. Slowly but surely it makes its rounds
and never tires. It is as easy to be a leader
as a wheel horse, and you are then always
in town. I f the jib be long the pay will be
greater—if the task be hard the more com
petent you must be to do it.
And then, try boy, always be honorable.
Keep your word or give an excuse. Ifyou
owe a man, pay him, if it takes the last
shirt—tail and all. If you can't pay you can
say at so once : Do to others as you would be
done by—after that, as they do by you.—
Punish enemies and reward friends. Ifyou
do not punish enemies, none will fear you—
if you never reward friends, we pity the self
ishness of your heart. If you make a prom
ise, keep it. Play your hand or leave the ta
b'e. If others betray you, teach them better,
but on no provocation*betray others. If you
have a secret, keep it closely—if you have
the secret of anot.ier, watch it even more
closely than your own. There can be no ex
cuse for a betraval of confidence—no apologd
th*t can be sufficient. Ifyou are in bard
luck, wear it out. If you can help a friend,
always do it, ii he is worthy—if you cannot,
don't insult him in the style of refusal. A
little act, word or look, when the heart is
sure, lingers as does the fragrance of the
rose long afu-r the vase is broken. Ifyou
are right stick to it. If wrong, never be
ashamed to own it Keep your head above
the water, no matter how deep the stream or
swift the current—somebody will help you
Don't grumble—don't fret—don't whine. It
is as easy to bo cheerful as to snarl around,
and good matured men always make the hand
Don't change your business every time
; you have the blues—changes is nut always
beneficial. Ifyou have been eheated, don't
cheat some one else. If you have made s
oad bargain, don't stop trading, but try to
make a better one next time. If you get In
a scrape, get out, and look closer next time
never be Caught twice in the same trap.—
People may forget errors, but they have no
sympathy tor fools- Ifyou wish to be a lea
der always go ahead —and remember that
the smoother rout you pick out the less com*
plaining there will be among your followers;
and about all, Yalter, my boy, no matter
what the circumstances, never be the first to
go back on your friends. Be honest and
faithful—God aud good fortune will noref
desert you long.
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