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EBENSBURGf, FA:, THURSDAY, JULY 1867.
JACOB M. PIRCHER,
CLOTHIER & TAILOR,
Jas just opened a full assortment Orwell se-
jecieu ana most UtHirable
WW & SUMMER GOODS.
Gent and Boys furnished with CLOTH
NO, HATS, SHOES, &c, of the latent
Vyles snd best material, at tho L OWEST
4 TARIETY OP PICCE GOODS,
kbich will be sold by the vard or made to
rJcr ia the mt approved manner.
Ihvlog given full satisfaction to his cus
mers f.r more than twenty five teaks,
c guarantees the same to all who may favor
m with their patronage in the future.
-Store on" the west side of Montgomery
rcet, below Blair, next door to Masonic
ill, Ilollidaysburg, Ta. Imy23.1y.
T ICFSE NOTICE retitions
f-l for License have been filed in the office
'the Clerk of Quarter Sessions of Cambria
cBty by the following persons, to be pre
ntfhi to tho Judges of said Court, on Wed
!ay the 10th day of July next:
Gmcmtwph B. rough Awd'w Abler. Ma-
V Seitz ; Ebensburff Borouch D. A. Crn-
,1, west ward ; Johnstown Borough Da
i JanicH, Thomas S. Davis, 2d ward ; Mill
He-Thomas W. Michael, 2d ward. .
EATI3CG HOOSE LICENCES.
Cieraugh Tp. Peter Rubritz ; Johns
on Boroagh tVederick Kreb. Sd ward :
lurolltown Borougli Julius Steich ; Croylo
I? Peter Brown; Conemangh Bor Joseph
toemaKer, za warn.
Loretto Borough William Gwmn.
GEO. C. K. ZAHM. Clerk.
- Original adrj
u THE STREAMLET.
' BT JULIA TOBIS.
Away to the .wood; where the. grave oaks
Ana incebus at morning peeps modestly
Far under the boughs, at the valleys Bide,
xue jpeany waters ngnt merrily glide.
Their pathway is pebbled, their borders in
With the verdure of summer and beauty of
And the masa-robe Is rich In snnnv cleam
That carpets the bank of the beautiful stream
There is food for the soul, there are charms
Tor the eye,
Where the crystal waters co nrattliner W
Where tha wild flowret rears its delicate head.
All glowing and fresh from its damp, leafy
Where the violet blooms In unconscious pride
In each fairy nook by the streamlet's side;
Where the summer's sunset bathes its banks
witn a smile and blush for :ta merry prank.
There's bloom in the forest, there's balm In
For the angel of peace reigns beautiful there.
Anu ine suui cursts her fetters while stroll-
? mg quite soon
'Mid our greenwood haunts In joyous June.
I Iovo to roam throush a vale like this.
And follow the streamlet where'er it list-
tor pure are the joys that eush o'er the son!
as, bidden by fancy, thus careless we roam
PRIVATE SALE. The subscri
ber offers at Private Sale two valuable
tefsef TiMBEZl LAND, situate in Jack
ii township, Cambria county, and known
tl "Uoya rroperty Also Four oth
ral aahlc tract of LAND, situate in Cam
x and Jackcon townships, and known as
a -rensaouU iTopcrty." Also TWO
ARMS adjoining the borough of Ebeneburg
-me containing about 10t acres; the other
mi 160 acres. The buihftogs are all in
4 repair, with never-failing springs of
ter war the house.
17 Persona wfthing to piircbfwe or Fel
lint or Timber Lands, will do well bv
nog on me before buying or oflerine: them
rsaie. r. A. olIUEMAKKIl.
p.U.tf. Att'y at Law, Kbnsbuig.
V 3IAN" DOWN LIFT ILtMl
-ng calf, a strong call, and a sincere and
m:fned call to all those knowing tinm-
v InJobtod. the subscriber having Habil-
io meet and drnw an.l nlhor grtMu t
requiring cash and nothing but cash.
"'ugn green bacKS might do. All the
acy that I liave received from my patrons
-1 my ceo'ic in tjambria county baa not
auujciect to clear my drug bills. I do
are my friends that it is not my pleasure
wasa or distress any ore, but my neces-
. i mereiore nono thlscu will lie sufTi-
r mmcc to all. J. J. KRISK. M. D.
August ine. June G, 167.-Ira.
RXECUTOirS NOTICE. Let-
ia testamentary on tho ostato of
5 uiosser, late of Chest township.
county, aec'd. having been granted
undersigned by the liegister of eaul
,nfyt all persons havlnz claims airainst
'fstafe will please present them dulv all
ocated for settlement, and those indebt-
"ie same are hereby requested to come
ana raako payment.
n PAUL YOH.NER. Executor,
-''est Township, June 13, 18G7.-CU
r ALUUTOR'S NOTICE. Let-
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i lestamentarv on the pssf at r,r n
3 Weilandt, late of Susquehanna town-
i', tambna county, deceased, have been
JteJ to the undersigned ' by the Register
'M coanty. All persons having claims
-isl faid es'tato will please present them
payment, and those owing the same are
;'-ested to make ttlement without delay.
i xuxjx. oiiiiwu, executor,
uptown, May SO, 1867.-t,w
ylSSOLUTION. Tho partner-
t aip heretofore existing between S. A.
i nd Dr. H. G Christy, in the hotel
iess, has this day been dissolved bv mn-
C10 S A. Crista retiring , from the
1 ha : H V - - if 11 T-v
P rn. uuoiucea wm oe continuea oy UT.
Uiristy. who will tiaV a11 dhfj that
or may become due.
iztn, Juno 12, 1837.
JSEPH ZOLNER, Jit.,
I , Wathmlcr and Jeweler .
l the room en H;h street. onDOsite
oonta!a House, recently occupied by
uoyd M a Dnjg Store Watches and
.teg, and all work warranted. '
May 23, 1867.
Ull E s n. DAVIS,
fCHERRY ASH LUMBER,
No. 314 and 816 A". Broad-St.,
W- PHILADELPHIA. ,
KlTttendJ ia Ebensburg by
"uuims. rmyl6 ly
riginal CommunicntioiT. '
THE TEACHERS' ADVOCATE.
AETICLE KTJ1IBEB TWO.
Mr. Editor-rWe find in your Issue of the
13th inst. an article from the Teachers Ad
vocate entitle! ; Compulsory Attendance,"
which appears to be intended as a reply to
our article published in ycur Issue of the
23d of May.
Were it not that the subject in controversy
is one oi great importance, as touching the
rights and liberties of our DeoDle. we should
deem it unnecessary to take any notice of
The editors of Ihe Advocate, we trust, will
pardon us for saying that we have seldom,
if ever, read a controversial artical on any
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cuLijeci ia wdico is to oo louna such a lum-
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uie oi v.rarmauons, aeniais and evasions, as
Is to bo found in their reply. ' Of the justice
oi mesa remarKs, nowever. the reader will
lb gienllemen start out by expressing
surprise as to what induced U3 to put their
head on our article. As they have failed to
comprehend we fear ve could not enlighten
We shall endeavor to notice the iimnd
points in tneir reply, seriatim, notwithstand
ing the confused and disorderly, manner in
which it is put together.
First "11 starts out by asking us five or
six questions which, as they are entirely t'K
relavent, we rasa over without further re
Isow let the reader judge as to the rele
vancy of these questions. Here they are :
1st. When children are Irregular in their
attendance, do you know whether or not the
teachers take the trouble to inquire of their
parents as to tho cause 2d. Is it, or is
it not, obligatory on teachers to make such
inquiry? 3d. If it is, are you not aware
that It is seldom made? 4th. If it is not
the duty of teachers to make such inquiry,
how are they to know, when a child fails
to attend regularly, that it is playing truant.
or that its absence cannot be accounted for
through a justifiable or excusable cause ?
6th. Has not ihe . teacher the right to pun
ish a child for playing truant, as he would
for any offence committed in scnool ?
Although we are somewhat surprised that
these gentlemen should hazard the assertion
that these questions are entirely irrclazent.
in their reply published In the Advocate, we
certainly never dreamt that they would risk
such an assertion In the columns of the Free
man, unless by a delay of three weeks ia re
plying to our strictures they had hoped your
readers would entirely overlook the perti
nency and relevancy of these questions to
tho subject in controversy. Why, gentle
men, not permit the readers of the Adtocate
to judge as to the relevancy of these ques
tions ? . Is it cot an insult to their intelli
gence for you to decide for tbem, without
giving tbem an opportunity to judge for
themselves ? If they are entirely irrelavent
certainly it would be easy for any person of
ordinary ability to show It. But let us see
if they are Irrelavent. .Does not J. .NewIIn,
Esq., head the "able document" which he
read before the Convention of County Super
intendents' "Irregularity of Attendance in
Schools?" Docs not thq whole purport of
that article consist In advocating a compul
sory enactment by the Legislature as the
only proper remedy for the evil 1 Is not
your article in the May number of the TeacJi
ers Advocate headed 'Irregular Attendance V
And do vou not in that article advocate a
compulsory law as the best, if not the only,
remedy ? Will you, gentlemen, deny this ?
And yet in the face of your own article, aBd
that of Mr. Newlin's, you tell your readers
- -x -wv.uuo wo BHtrny jrreiavenu j
If we are not much mistaken, no intelligent
reader of the Freeman will fail to compre-
uvuu ma uu uuier questions could be more
pertinent ana relevant to the main question
ai issue. ;.bven grant that the Legislature
nau tne right to pass compulsory laws, the
uuieu ana poncy oi such laws would
be extremely, doubtful until it was found
that the powers now in the hands of parents.
rci-.vut.rs huu fcnooi directors were inade
quate. It xlevolved on the. editors of the
Adbocdte to defend their position by replying
uicso 4ucti.iuas sertaum, endeavoring at
least to show that It is impossible, or nearly
so, to have regular attendance by any other
means now within the power tf parents,
teachers and directors-;
We give them credit for sorhfe foresfght'if
uu ujgeuiousnes8, in evadfog a reply. . Just
about the time ouf article was published the
Johnstown Democrat published in its local
columns an interesting report of ah exhibi
tion in the schools in Conemaugh Borough
under the superintendence of Rev. Valentine
Lobmyer, O. S. B. We have not this reDort
at hand, but if we remember correctly, it
was stated that, of the laree nhmbef nf
children attending these schools, there wax
but one instance of ii regular attendance, arid
that but for a single day. Here, then: Is
the whole controversy about commdsoru edu
cation In a nut shell. If the editors of the
Advocate cannot now see the relevancy of
our questions, further criticism on that point
wouia be cruel.
Second "We are pleased to see that R
admits that the Scriptures enjoin upon pa
rents the duty of educating their children.
After makiDg such an admission. Is it not
strange that he should be seized with holy
horror at the bare mention of an enactment
intended to prevent people from setting the
laws of God and the interests of mankind at
defiance, by allowing their children to grotv
up in ignorance?" Yes, gentlemen, we
certainly admit that the Scriptures enjoin on
parents the duty or educating their children,
and yet we deny that the Scriptures either
enjoin or command parents to have their
children taught even to read or write, much
less do they enjoin that dntyon the govern
ment. What kind of education, then; it
may be asked, does the Scriptures enjoin on
parents? This will be best explained by
putting ine question: ior what purpose
was men created and placed m the world 7
Answer : To know God, to love Him. and
to 6erve Him, and by these means to eo.ln
everlasting life. Or, In other words : To
love God and keep his commandments.
Here, then, are the principle duties which
devolve upon parents regarding the educa
tion of their children. Can these duties be
fulfilled without learning them to read or
write ? Certainly they can, and have been.
We know that tho greater number of the
Apostles were illiterate men. We know.
notwithstanding they were commissioned
and commanded by onr Savior to teach all
nations, they were not commanded to teach
them by learning them to read or write, nor
by reading or writing to them. But, not
withstanding, every Intelligent Christian
will freely admit that education, in the
popular sense of the word, Is of very great
importance to mankind in assisting them to
perform well the great ends of their crea
tion, not to speak of the incalculable benefits
to be derived from a good education in a
temporal point of view, especially when
these great ectfs are kept in the foreground.
The editors of the Advocate seem to insinu
ate that we did not quote-theni fairly, that
is if we understand them, by omitting a sen
tence that would explain and moderate what
preceded it. ; Here, then is the sentence;
"Of course such a law would have to be
framed with much care, and should not be
node too strict at Jirst. This, to use a
common phrase, is getting out of the mud
and Into the mire. If the gentlemen had
attempted to answer any of our strictures
they could have found one on this very
point. We will state it again for their bene
fit : "But when you admit the government
has the power to make the sentence one
year, or less, by what right do you deny it's
authority and power to make it ten or more
years?" Gentlemen, do you not perceive
that the very sentence, especially the" part
which you have italicised for oar benefit.
and complain of us for not quoting, admits
what we 6aid in our first- article on this
point. But such a law should not be made
too strict at Jirst ! No, that would be bad
policy, but when you find the people yield
and become accustomed to it, then make it
as strict as you please. Gentlemen, we have
some curiosity to see hew your Art of Reas
oning will extricate you from, this dilemma.
Perhaps it is our logic is at fault. We had
been taught that logic meant the right use
of reason, or the art of reasoning and think
ing justly. Doubtless the editors of the Ad
vocate can teach us better.
The editors of the Advocate intimate that
they do not agree with J. Newlin, Esq.. in
all particulars. They 6ay : "We think the
punishment ae proposes is too severe."
Yes, at Jirst. Now will you be kind enough,
gentlemen, to tell us in what other particu
lar you do not agree with Mr. Newlin ?
They also seem to complain that we have
done some injustice to Mr. Newlin by not
giving an uunr tiiinci, lrum ms aoie docu
ment. A school director has kindly furnish
ed us with the February number of the
Pennsylvania School Journal, in which Mr.
Newlin's essay i3 published. We have read
it carefully and find that in place of doing
him injustice, we have given your readers-
but a faint idea of the absurdities and vasra-
rica contained in his article. - He eulogizes.
as we aaa anticipated, the attempt made to
enforce his system in some towns in Mass a-
cnt!S3tts. 'lhen he proceeds at ereafc length
with a eulogy of the Prussian system, which
ls.KEown to be the most despotic in princi-
pieunot in practice on earth a system
which ' is based on the principle that the
peopie are maae lor the government, not
the .government for the people. But the
most remarkable part of his very able docu
tnent is a sentence which he evidently flatters
bimsalf is conclusive of his argument in favor
or compulsory education, nere it is: ' "If!
the btate can enact Jaws to punish their
cniiarenr lor crime, it certainly ought to have
tne power oi preventing them from commit
ting it, by throwing around them a kind
but firm hand, and securing to them that
moral and mental education necessary to
lead them into the path of virtue and knnwl
a ma is ceriainiy ncn. i nen, on
ilr. Newlin's theory, if he is correct, that
the government has this power, what is its
duty In the premises ? Why that it should
say that every parent must be made to send
his children to the public school, or, indeed,
to any school." (?) Do yon remember, gen
tlemen, what you have said ? , Shall we be
obliged to call the reader's attention again to
the heading as well as the purport of your
article? Further comment or criticism on
thUpoint might appeal uncharitable. v .
We said that compulsory education bv
any government is contrary to the divine
and natural laws, and a violation
of parents. Why, gentlemen, do you not
luae an aitemps to reiute this? Is the
reader to understand that your imperfect at
tempt at giving the meaniag of the natimsl
iaw is your repiy. ..
T" M 1 m
ius nere is the most flagrant miRsfjitA.
ment we have yer seen: " R maintains
mat tne parent has a rie-ht in nllnw ohn.
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aren to Crow UO iffnoranno if ha 1o,lro. n
Now we challenge you. eehttemen. tn chow
your readers, by any word which we have
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? Pouce,man w walcn every family Kind, even by implication. On the contra
night and day, lest any member should be I rv. we asserted that r.i ontaA tu-
guilty of any crime. Indeed, one policeman I cation of the child to the narenta anrl nnt
lor each family would be entirely inadequate to the government, holding the parents res-
ru,F,KD' wouiu require a pouce- i ponsipie ior a violation or omissicia of the'r
man for almost every individual in the State; duty. Let us see if we have any fitfthortfy
STORY, OF A
that Is, that one half of the DODulation shonlri
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act as pou.ee tor the other half, and vice
Here, tow, gentlemen of the Advocate, is
a sample oi ine very able document read bv
Jesse JNewIm. Esq., before the State Con
vention of County Superintendents. This.
too, is a hortibn of your extract from his es-
W o had put this question to the editors
of the Advocate : Whence does the Legis-
tu . support or tnis a.Mrt nn. w ,;ii
present quote but two out of the many which
we- mtilri fnrntaV TT;::. .1 i -
-""in uuuuiuiua. a. uiali i i
guished jurist on natural law. isavs s "Pa.
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cum, uave me ngni, Dy the law ot nature,
to direct the actions of their children, as be
ing a power necessary to their nrorjer edu
cation. It is the Will of God. t.hrtfnr fhaf.
parents Bnonid nave and exercise that pow-
cieinniciua' Uiem. Jur. iVat. et fienti-
em, b. ii., ch. 3, sec. 62, 55. Our other au-
manner suggested, with parental authority?" Judge of the Supreme Court of Pennsylva
Here is their reply : "What does R mean nia. In the case of the Commonwealth vs
by parental authorityallow his child t
grow up in ignorance, to prey upon, society ?
If this doctrine of the absolnte control of
children whatever ehorrhity, whether men-1
tai or phys.cai, their passions of thehr whims
may, suggest; and the Court which con
oemned Lrtndsley for whipping his child to j
death rendered a verdict Flagrantly opposed !
to nhral law and the liberty of the citizen."
Gentlemen; we candidly admit that when we
penned that sentence we had seme fears
. . . . . . i j
a oiftcr day a well-kfio-fO-n cihT az
pectabl8 young lady of the upper crust in!
St. Louis, intending torsttend at d picmc;
bought a nice large ibaskeCat.Warne Si
Qhcever'e, and so as to be able to identify
property,' ba5 it Eett hbth t o-r;rj a larg
card on which the young l.-J.fs name waa
written m a .boU'i legible hand. Tha day
of tho picnic the basket-was-Tpr?
delicacies for the occasion and faithfully
perfbrmd its ofSces,- and was pr6iaptly
recognized by tho larga cardan riafea
thereon as the property of, the fair prc
nickian. In daa tirie it was cfirptied of
its palatable coti'fents,-and was not filfed
as trere the baskets of old,- btrt was mada
the fedeptacle of dh-ty knives and fork,
empty dishes and soiled napkins. Trredl
and weary with the pleasures of the day,
the party returned to the city in the evening,
when several of them, including our he
roine stepped into the rce-feafii alooa
to regale themselvea with Viands &ta Ras
sian Possessions. Depositing her basket
in ft corner,- onr lady friend thought no .
more cf it until the party wa leaving,
when baske't,- naffitg or frajirfnentat could.
nowhere be found. It had been stoled.
Giving it up as lost," she thought no more
of the basket, but returned to her Dateri-
nal roof and was eooft dreafni&g a lover's
dream of the day pretiou&j Imaging.
Miss 's surprise oa readifsg the ani
nouncement in the morning paper the next
day, informing the public- that a basket
had been found on the steps of a promi-
nent gentleman's residence, to which wa
attached a card bearins the younff fadv's
name, and in which was a fine bouncing
baby a few days old " " . -
A terrible consternation spread through-
Armstrong he says : "It is the risrht nrl tlm
duty of the father not only to maintain his
infant chiMren. Vint tn irc-nit.
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ine coua oy tne parent if true,hen parents in moral and religious principles, and to re
bate a perfect tight to? inflict upon their ulate their consciences by a course of educa-
Hon and discipline. AM interference with
the parental power and datv. excent bv tha out the household of tta kaske (k Hnit
Cnnrta nf ina'ivi 07m.ti V.o ; 1 i I yl. j ' j ljl. -
. . j Uvu wo. j,un w I5 uuseU tuj. - jjiuuu uuu revenge was loudly
In S 00355110 "jnon. and talked of, when an "explanation ensued,''
to showthat onr mi nF-,nmi v I uiti iranocnce ine next cay the facts as
because we hold that if ihn
' above stated; which is eatisfactOTT'to air
T a t . t . v. . . . 1 . . " wviviM MVU UOO f .
mat euner you might not comprehend our j the right to compel attendance at school, it concerned,- we Suppose, as it seems that
meaning, or make it a pretext for evading I can compel the people to attend a particular J116 young lady owned the basket and card
" 't"j n wrote at iae time tne 101 i tourcn. i.ney say : "JNow we beg to re
lowing sentence, but came to the conclusion j mind him that the Constitution of the State
uifcerwarus to :eave it out; as it might 6p- j ior bids interference hi religious matters."
pear like an insult to the intelligence of the Yes, and we beg to remind them that the
' cro ii. 13;-. il is -irne. no on 1 oonsuiution or onr Kf.afjk oic r-,i-K5.
doubts the right of the Legislature to Inter-1 deprivation of the nersonal lir.hrttrht-triai.ii
fere when parents are euiltv of barbarous or I izen unless for crimp, on oftomn rt I took pity Oh a boor raFfred hnv nf a 'Aw.
uoaimeui, ur ucn parents would be i crime, or m case 01 absolute necessity, when J cioediy aars: complexion, and gave hira a
guilty of a violation of the natural and di- the public good demands it. And we also home in her family. Aftr Ynr ,Wt!,
Tins r. anH hnnl,1 fV, TsmcUu, r:i t W tn nir.1 tk.i i ; 1 1 . I J. 0
. , .v. -" 6ui""' 11 1 r- uwnEBioi parents i cioinea jaeic wns hririnv, nr mnn rt-
MSS-anV enactment . for - thn nrnfwfTnri nfllAJt U.O hat e!,r" 1m I . . 1 1 J '
children mint tfc of rt-n, 1. 7n fTl V! as a prie-pig. me good Woman Wai
q -mw,w.ww v vv- u uu- 1 ' ut tfui auu li m r. i rjiJtii tin nonr i . . ... .
natural Barents, th mmmnn kr mlorlit which VeA hf,i, 1 5" i pieasea witn ber BucCBSSi arid aU Went oa
prove sufficient for their protection and the which no government" has the 'right to' take f 8mmmino17 tl11 one , oay Bhe" heard hini
A 1 -v V jvhW m. . - i - . m
iruta iaem, no matter whether that riht be. I hui in any inmg out a
secured in Its Constitution or not. They rererent manner. Calling Jack to her4
aiso remind us that the Liohstithtinn Anr I she nrowedprl tn WtnrA, V?fM hhhn
but not the babj;Sprnuyfuld (III) Regis
ter, Juns 21. .'.
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A ilUMANE ladv in the west nf fiMrt.
dttring: the rush of contrabands tbithpr.
punishment of tlio wrong doers. So much
we wrote at the time. Their own admission
that they did not understand, what we meant
proves what might be considered egotistical 1 not deprive the Legislature of the power to enormity of the deed, teliin hini he must
au uo on uuo .J l l.lolbv 1U
regard to education, but. on thn
The fifth commandment savs "Thou Bhalt I contrary; says the Legislature shall r.rmrir?
not kill," yet every one knows that under I for the establishment of schools. Grant!.
certain circumstances we are not only jus-1 But where is the power given in the Consti-
uui it is our- outy to am. mwuu w wmpei parents to send their chii-
Apply the logic of the editors of the Advocate
to this arid it will be found we are estopped
from arguing that it is right - to kill umler
any circumstances. When we say that God
has entrusted the education of the child to
the parents, tho editors f the Advocate, ac-
dren to school, or to have them educated?
We would respectfully sueseat to the edi
tors of the Advocate to turn their attention
to our strictures, in our former article, and
endeavor to refute them. We expect them
to do thii not by misstatements, but by full
cording to their logic, hold that this is giving J and fair quotations from us, so the reader may
the parents absolute control to do ah thev
please with their children, and should they
disobey, whip them to death, as Rev. Joel
Lindsley did. This is singular logic. Bo
cause parents in some instances prove to be
brutes, the natural and divine law which en
trusts the education of their children to them
is a bad jaw, and all wrong!
understand the points at issue. If they do
this we shall not complain as to how roanv
t"iciB fcucjr majr use in replying. it.
A Matkimonia l ' PnorosmoN. We
yesterday overheard unintentionally of
But the law I course- a bit'of matrimonial conversation;
that Jesse Newlin. Esd.. and the editors of I which we hope the parties interested will
the Advocate unre ia a cond law. and all I exrnsa na for; rotwntino':
certainly go to Tophetj unless he stopped
swearing. "What kind ob fa place act
dat?" tt is a lake of fire and brimj
stone." "Fiar and brimstone; Missus f".
Yes, and you will be put into it and
burned forever and ever." "But poor
Jack burn all up. Misses V Noi voti
won't j yoti'd keep biirnlnj?; and toever be5
consumed.' 'But I neber could stand
it.'' "1 oa will have to stand iti" replied
the woman something at a loss for words
to make him ukderstand her tneanihsn
"WelV' replied the juvenile contraband,
"if I kin stand It, Missus, I don't care for"
hell-fiar or brimstone eder." St. Gain"
right, althorigh it might prove to be as bar-
oarous ana cruel, in its results as the treat
ment by Lindsley of his child. Let us see
the distinctioc Rev. Joel Lindsley, in at
tempting to educate his child in his wav. vi
olates the natural, the divine and the muni
cipal law, by whipping it to death. The
Legislature passes a law interfering with the
natural and divine right of parents as to how
and when they shall educate their children,
and for a violation of this law by either pa
rent or child, the child may be sent to a
bouse of correction. Wherein, now. is the
difference between th6 barbarity and crueltv
j of .Lindsley on the one hand and the Legis
lature on the other;? Lindsley : whips his
child to death, and it is relieved of its sufFerr
ings. The Legislature tears the child from
its parents, its brothers and sisters, its play
mates, its home, and puts it in a house of
correction, to pine and die. Lindsley vio
lates the natural, tho divine and the munici
pal law. The Legislature violates the natu
ral and divine law, the Constitution of our
State, and the inherent and indefeasible rights
of parents. Lindsley is guilty of inhuman
and barbarous treatment of his child, in op
position to all laws. The Legislature sanc
tions almost similar treatment, and in some
respects worse, under the mere semblance of
law. In a word, what Lindsley is condemn
ed for doing by every one they urge upon
the Legislature to do, but in a somewhat
different manner, and what, doubtless, would
seem to Mr. Newlin a more refined manner,
in accordance with the ideas of Christian
civilization in Massachusetts and Prussia
But let us hear them again : "We do not
A young man, laboring on a farm not
many miles from, this city; ' brought the
daughter of his employer into town to sge
the circus. On arriving in the city, they
proceeded to one of our best refreshment
halls, and were soon seated in one of those
cozy recesses provided for "the accommo
dation .ot hungry mortals. The good
things of the establishment were ordered
and disposed of by the inmates. There
conversation was running largely upon the
subject of matrimony, and the young man
proposed that they proceed forthwith- and
be "united.. The lady replied : "How
can. I marry you, John? you are. very
poor, and father ia wealthy and Very
proud. Pride be blest, exclaimed
John, "may I never ride another horsa to
water if I wouldn't marry yoa if ho was
worth a million, and would" give us half
of it." There was a Sound, as if a horse's
hoof, had been pulled out of the mod,
and the lovers were kappy. Wealthy,
out proua rarmers, who have rnamas-
able daughters and A young man in their
employ named John, will take notice.
Sanduskg Register. '
A Raii.ro a t IlERO.The heroism cf
a draw-tender, Dennis Cbiganj prevented
a most frightful accident at thS East
Bridgeport (Conn;) - bridge-, on Friday.
The draw had been open to let a schoon
er pass, the ball was dowhi and tho ,
bridge some fifteen feet oiit of plate when
the train came in sight, fend pushed along
at the Usual Speed, the engineer not seeing
the signal, arid knowing nothing about it
till within twenty feet of the draw; 1 By'
the greatest exertion the brings was swung ,
into place, but as the track strikes the
draw at a strong Carve on tha west side,
a train com in 2 on it frbni that direction
would inevitably swing it open unless
it i was locked, knowing ' this, Colgaa
ran across the bridge in the fees of tho
advancing traini arid In spite of the cries
of the spectators, and dropping in front of
th engine, succeeded in locking " the
bridge with about an inch of the bar, and
sliding to the platform below. So narrow,
was bis escape in performing this heroic
deed that all thought he had been crush
ed to death beneath tha wheels cf tha car,.
Lokd Buckingham was once at dinner
where a Mr. Grubb was invited to sing,
lie begged to be excused, urging that be
did not know what to sing. "Sing 'I'd
be a butterfly ' suggested the nobleman.
There is a whole sermon fn the savin?
of the Persian : "In all thy quarrels leavo
open the door of reconciliation. It should
never be forgotten.
Wht i3 a prosy preacher lilce the hub
of a wheel ? Bccaesa the fellows f
him are tired.