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II. U. MANDKIUIACII Prop's.
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Ko, 413 415 Nortb Tblrd Slrwal.
Itlior'sj Wnr Hour.
T c has, a. halsik.
t'p. brethren, vt f Th. worlil Is not
Hn Ini1 soni. wniilit tnaks lt
Although ve till a stublKirn lot.
The plow o toll can brons Hi
Ant whaat a sea of amlwr froth
Whit, ailple blossom n1 Illusions; cherries,
Will (.kid r'Ur Iho thlstl. itrowlli
And bitter bramble berries)
1'nr life's o flslil, a cmllv flM,
Where sktll and lm nilsarur
Con mnke the barren wtlilsrnsss
An tileo bower Hirerer.
Whenerer Reason bids yon n.
Il prompt sob firm to fallow:
Ke'cr build a hnusa on Aire's snow
Tradition Is hut hollow.
With eyes that never shun the lllif.
t.'en tliouah It show yotir past mlsi-kances,
Itlde down the phantom brood ot nlsiit
With troops ol gallant tuocles.
for lira's a lluhl. a etiil.tx.rn Bunt,
Whre hope and fresh endrovor
Can overcome the hosts ol Care,
Forever aud lurever.
(should sorrow hem you In noon
home bleak and lonely Bountntn,
Ne'er slicti for the forsaken Inwo,
And willow shaded runtalni
llul on the llnhlnlnii shivered top,
l.eorn ol the east. eir rellanre.
And let the whirlwinds, as they drop, ,
Hear down your botd uetlaneo.
For lire's a Unlit, a stubborn ftirlit.
Where heart and stronic endeavor.
Fball win the palm and wear the pnlin
orerea aud forever.
Detlesed In Wsnt'sdesplseil retreat,
And with rescourre but scanty,
Kirn over half you'd like 10 ent.
That men may think you've plrnlyi
'Twas the Uolh was drlvsn Iroin Hoiiis,
And 'Ms a maslai broaitly Homan,
Whate'er the lears that loll at huuie,
J.auah loud lei -re yuor loeman.
'ur life's a sleita, a Ion drawn siege,
A neioe. proirartsU trial,
W her. lot. lorever alves the palm
To lio,e and tell denial.
Should those yon friended In distress
l-orxut you 'tis the lastilon '
Ne'er let them know their wortlilei.kcM
Had power to more your passloni
lie eool, and undo the wnr ol Ilia
Again limy pluce you inr siiovo Ihsiti,
And, should you chance to meet In striij,
Then, prove how much you lov. theiu I
For lire's a Must, a varying right,
liefeat and vh-tory blended;
Though Wrong may triumph for awhile,
Ulght wins ero all If euded.
FMinnM she who shared your summer lot
Now shun your cold cAres-es.
Oh, blame her notoli, hurt her not !
Hut loose her K'ddrn lesspsi
ahe never loved, no power on earth
Can I'hanue a wainun'a true nllectlon.
Nor Is the hasunrd lulcon worth
A moment's sail dejection.
Forsct her frally In the light,
Where hr.tn and bold enoenvor,
HUH w In at w III a rhannolc.s cruw n
Forever sud forever.
Avoid I lie Irultless slrJUSof creed,
You ennnot turn nor guide lit
Let Heaven awrnl iho victor's meed,
And Priest with Priest decide it I
Hetlcve that lie Is llpriing breuth,
Ue ur-t to mun and love your neighbor,
And tak. this rllual for your faith
"Truth, Temperance and Labor I"
And Hint the clouds of wrong that rail
The heaven or lite will sever,
And Ihepulni hehls who wears'the mail
ill FaliUund Finn hudcavor.
A t tl.e pnrlnr window f a pri't t
villa, near Walton on 'I'luiiics, nut, one
cvoiiinu:, ul duli, nit oi l mini and u
ynun wuiiiun. Tlio a'o of t'ie old
inn n miolit ho sumo sevcuty ; while
I.U cniii'Uii!oi) li.nl cert n inly nut roatli
cd iiinctt'i'U. Her tii'tititiiYi!, iK'auiin
luro, ami ttrtivu, light tilnl utnil.t
H.'urp, wore in Hlrona rotilnast with
lie worn countenance eu I boat i'ratuu
d tlio old mun ; but '.u li is eye, mid
in ll o corniTi of lii.-s month, woro in
di a'iutis uf it city eell'-ctjoliJcnco,
which ago aud stillVring littd damped
but nut extinguished.
"No use looking uny more, Mary,"
said ho ; "tTi'ilhcr John Mcado nor
IVtcrFlot'li will bo hcio bcToro dark.
Very hard, that, when sick untie
asls bis two nephews to como and sco
liini. (Ley cao.t eouo nt once. I he
duty in niniiy in Iho extreme only
to help mo to tlio, and tako what I
choose to leave thorn in my will I
Pooh ! When I was n young man
I'd hnvo dono it for my uncle with
tho utmost celerity. Hut the world's
KcttinK incut heartless I"
"Oh, sir I said Wary. .
"And what docs 'Oh, sir !' mean V
said he. "D'ye tt.iok I shan't dio 1
I know better. A littlo more and
there'll bo on end of old liilly Collott
lu ll have left this airly world lor
cleaner to she great sorrow (and ad
vantage) of bis afVcetiooate relatives I
Uj:h I 0 Ivo uio a glut ol tho doctor a
Tho cii I poured aooio. modicioe ioto
a glana, end Collett, after having con
teuiplatod it for a moment with infi
niie disgust, managed to cet it down.
"I tell you what, Miss .Mary Jayne,"
said be, ' I don't by any means approve
of jour 'Oh, sir I and 'Dear sir !' and
Lt he rent of itfwhco I've told you how
1 oale to be ralletl 'sir' at all. Why
you couiu uoi ue niuru rcppcciiui ii
you were a charity girl and 1 u beadle
in a goiu iittca iiat. ono oi your
dodobooso, Nary Jayne, if you please.
I've boon your lawful guardian now
for six months, and you ought to know
my likings und disliking,',
"My poor father oltou told tne how
you disliked ceremony," aid Mary.
''Your poor father told you quite
right," said Mr. Collett. Fred
Jayne was a nun of taloot capital
follow I Hi only fault was a natu
ral loability to keep a farthing io bis
pocket. Poor Fred I ho loved mo
I'm Buro ho did. Ho bequeathed mo
hi only child and it isn't every
friend would do that I"
"A kind and generous protecto r you
"Well, 1 don't know; I've tried not
to bo t brute, but I dare gay I bave
boon. Don't I speak roughly to you
sometimes f Haven't I u'wea you
good, prudent, worldly advice about
John Meade, and mado myself quit
disagreeable, and a guardiso f Come
oooU'ss you love this penollea oephew
.Tryno'fl daughter all over I Haven't
I two nephew f Why couldn't you
full in luve with tho disrrcet one the
thriving one 1 I'c'.cr Pinch cnn.id
ering he's an nitorney it worthy
young man. llo is iiidustriotM io the
extreme, and nttcodn to other people's
!iisinrc, only when he's p.iid for it.
llo despises Hentiineiit, aud uhvay
look to the main chnnco. Hut John
MciiiIi), my dear M try, mnyrpoil cnti
vnsg fo.'evcr, ami not rich. lie's nil
for art, and truth, and soeinl reform,
and "pirittial elevation, and tho Lord
knows whut. lVtcr Kineh will ride
in hiit nirrine, and splash pnr John
Meade a he tnulgcs on foot !''
Tho liuranguo wan h"fe interrupted
bv a rinii al tho Kto, and Mr. Peter
l'ineh won ntinoiinced. lie had
semcely Likoii hiit seat when another
pull at the bell wu heard, and Mr.
John Meado was unuouiKvd.
Mr. Collott eyed his) iwo nephew
with a (picei'si'iil of smile, whilst they
urn lo speeches uf mw tit tho n ituro
ot their visit. At Lst stoping them,
"Knouh, boys, enongli," suid he,
"let um find Home bettor subject to dis
etii.s thati tho statu of on old miu's
lieultlt. 1 want to know n littlo more
about you both. I haven I seen inueli
ol you up to the prexout lime, ami for
niivlhing 1 know, you may Lo rogues
John Meado xeemud rather to wince
under this address ; but Mr. Fiueli
siit cm I in ami contideiit.
' To put a case," mid Mr. Collett j
''thin morning a poor wretch of a
iranlner camo hero Leggiin;. Ue
c ii Kl get no work, it scoiiim, and said
ho was starving. Well, I kuvr noth
ing about tho fellow, und Ibtlicvod
he only told tho truth, so I gave him
u hhilling toget rid'of bun. Now 1
am ul'raid I did wron. What reason
had 1 for giving him a bhillingl'
What claim lutd ho on mo ? What
claim had he on anybody ? Tho val
ue of his labor in tho market in nil
ihtl a workman lius it riht to, nrtd
when his labor in of no vuluo, hy
theu ho must go to the devil, or wher
ever tle ho can. Kb, Peter '( Tliat'i
uiy phi'osephy ; what doyo i think ?"
" I ijuito ngieo with you, sir," said
Mr. l'ineli ; "perfectly agfto with
you. Tha vuluo ol their labor in the
market iri nil that laborers can picteud
to; nil that lliey should have. Nothing
acis mure perniciously than the uhuid
extraneous .nuppoil called haril."
"Hear, 1'ieiir '." said Mr. Collett
' You are u clever fellow, Peter, tio
on, my dear boy. go on."
' iVhul rcsuli-s lroni clinritablc ni l'''
coutinued Peter. "Tho vuluo uf labor
is ke(t ut ttu unnatural level Stale
ciurity is state robbery ; private elnu ity
is public wrong.''
That's it Peter !" aid Mr Collett.
"What do you thiuk of our philosophy.
" 1 dou'l liko it ; I don't believe it,"
said John. " You were fpiito right
to give the man a shilling. I'd have
given him abhilliuit myself,''
" You would, would you T' said Mr.
Collett. "Yeu'io vcty genorous with
your shillings. Would you fly in the
luce of orthodox political economy,
" les, suid Jon a ; "us tlio auduls
flew in tho fuco of ltouio aud deitroyed
what bab beeomo a falsehood and a
"Poor John," snid Mr. Collett.
"We sliull never make anything of him.
1'eter. KeuHv, wo a better talk ol
something eh-e. Mr. Meade, tell us
ubout tho lust new vovcl.
They couversed on various topics,
uniil the arrlvul of tho Invalid's curly
bed tiiuo parted unulo aud nophows
(or iho night
Mury Jjyno seized an opportunity
tbo nest uiorniug, alter breukfust. to
spouk with John Meade alono.
John, BitlJ Bno, " tlo llnuk more
of your own interest of our interest.
Wwhat occasion lor you to bo so vio.
lent lost night, aud contradict Mr.
Collett so shockingly f I saw Mr.
Finch laughing to himsolf. John,
you must bo moro careful, or we shall
ucver bo married.'
Well, Mary dear, I'll do my best,''
said John Meade. "lt wit that con
founded Mr, Finch, with bi chain of
iron maxims, that made me fly out.
I'm not en iceberg, Mary."
"iuank lleaveu, you re not I aald
Mary Jayne ; "but an iceberg floats
thiuk of that John Meade, lloniem-
ber. every time you olfond Mr. ColUtt
you please Potor Finch."
". I in I" aui .Mm 'Va I'll
"If you would only try io be a little
mean aud hard hoartod," said Mary,
' just a littlo to begin with, You
would ouly stoop to conquor, John,
aud you deserve to conquer. "
"May 1 gato my uosorU. then I
said Mr. Meade. "Aro you not to
be my loving wife, Mary ?'' Aud ar
you not to sit at ooedieworK la my
studio, whilst I paint my great histor
ical picture r How can this como to
pass if Mr. Collett will do nothiug for
"Ah, bow Indood V said Mary
Jay no, "but hero's our friend, Pet or
Finch, coming through the gato from
bis walk. I leave you together." And
o faying alio withdrew.
"What, John Meado 1" taid Petsr
Fiooh as ho entered. "Skulking io
door oo a fine morning like this T
I've been all thro, the Tillage Mot so
I've oeen an tnro, tne Tillage ot eo
ugly place but wjuitsjoukmeqjt
YaVVv walr-- h al " "
SNYDKU CO. PA., JULY 14.1870.
"Oil, when I was n youth. I was a
littlo that way myoH'" said Peter.
"Hut the world Iho world, my dear!
sir soon cures us of nil roiiianiio no-;
tiotisj, I regret, of course, In see poor
m. mi. 1.1 luiu. iil.l.i . I.i, ft .k1...l'a lit., ..M.i I
of ri grcltin f It's no part of I he
btlxjncM. of the superior ela.-sos to in.
terfere w ith tho laws ot nupply ami i
demand ; poor people must be mixT- j
able. Wliilt can't bo cured innt lc
"That i tosay," relurno-J Mr. John
Meado, "what wo can't euro, they iniHt
end live ?''
"Kxiieily so," slid Poier.
Mr. Collett thin d iy was loo ill lo
leave his bed. Atiout noon lie iv.
quested to see his nephews in bin bed
sootii. They found him propiicil up
by iillows, looking very weak, but i ta :
goo I spirits us usual. j
"Well boy-," suid lie, '-hero 1 ami
you see j brought t'i mi anchor ut
hist I Tho doclor will lie litre soon.!
I suppose, lo shako Ins head and write
recipes. 1 1 n ubil lC, my boys ! l'a j
licnls ean do as much for tlictuselve., :
I believe, s doctors can eo f.if them I
They're nil in I lie daik together the
only dillerence is, that tbo pitienls
gropo in l-'iiglish, und tlio doctors
grope in I.aiin.'' !
'You are too skeptical, sir," said
John MeaJe. i
"Pooh !" sail Mr. Hilly Colh'lt
"Let us chaiigo tliu subject. I want
your ndvii'.i, Peter Fineh an 1 John
Meaile, on a matter that concerns '
your interests. I'm going to make ;
in V will to-day and 1 umi't know 1
i. "... i .:. .- !
ii mini uooui your cousin, i.iuiiin
1'ij I'.iavna disgraced us by mat
rfilTg an oilman.''
"An oilman !" exclaimed John.
"A vulgar, shocking oilman I 'sai l
Mr. Collett j ''a watch who not only
bold oil, but soap, cauJIe-i, turpentine
black lead, aud bir'!i brooms. It wan
a dreadful blow in the family. Well.
Hi L'gs, tho oilman, died last week, it
soeins, and bis widow has written to
me, asking for ossistauee. New, I
have thought ol'leaving her n bun.
dred a year iu my will. What doyoii .
think ol it ? I'm afraid i-he dou'l, de. ,
,-ervo it. What right had she to inai'-
ry ugainst the advieo of her friends ?,
What havu I lo do with her lilisl'oi'-
"My mind is quite nindo up,'' said.
I'cter l'ineli ; "no notice otilil to he I
liken of her. Sim made an obstinate j
.hi 1 tintvoi'lhy nuteli, unl kt Inr a'
bide the consequences '' I
"Now for your opinion, Johu," said '
Mr. Collett. ' j
"I't'ou my word I think I must say
iho fame,'' said John Meado, bracing
himself up boldly for tho purl of the I
worldly nun "What right had she
lo marry, us you observed with trout
i justice, sir? Lot her abide the con-
sequences us you very properly re. ,
marked, Fiueli. Can't ho curry on '
the oilman's luisin-'ss ? 1 Jaro snv it
will support her very well.'
"Wby.no," suit) Mr. Collett, "Hri.cg
died u baukttvpt, and bis widow uud
children are destiin'e."
"That does not all or tho question,"
said Poler Finch. "Let Ilriggs' fam
ily do somclhiug I'or her."
"To bo sure !" said Mr. Collett.
"Ilriggs' family urn tho people to do
something for Inr. ho mustn't ex
pect anything lroni us must sho,
"Destitute, is sho suid John.
"With childron, too ! Why, this is
another case, sir. You surely ouht
to uotioo her to assist her. Con.
found it. I'm for letliug her hnvo the
hundred a year."
"Oh, John, John I Whut a break
down V said .Mr. Collett. "So you
wore trying to follow Peter Fiueli
through Stony Arabia, uud turned
back ut tho second slept Here's i
bruvo traveller for you, Peter I John
John, keep to your Arabia Felix, aud
leavo sterner matters to very dilTeroui
men. Hood bye, both of you. I've
no voice to talk any moro. I'd thiuk
over all you have said."
He pressed their hands, and they
left the room. The old man was too
weak to speak the next day. aud, in
three days tiller that, lie euluily
breathed his lust.
As soon as tho funeral was over, the
will was read by the confidential mau
of busiuess, who hud always attended
to Mr. Colloit's n Hairs. The group
that sat urouud him preserved o de
corous appearuueo of disinterestedness
and the usual pronmblo to tho will
tiuviog biea luteneu to with breath
low attention, the mao of business read
the following la a clear voice t
"I bequeath to my niece, Emma
lirlggs, notwithstanding that she
shocked her family by marrying 'tfu
oilman, tho sum of fou thousand
pound ; being fully porsuadoj that
nor Lust dignity, if she could even find
it again, would do nothing to provide
her with food, or clothing or sbuller."
Mr. Meade smiled, and Mr Finch
ground bis tooth but in a quiet, ros.
peoiablo ratio nor.
The man of business wont oo with
"Having always held the opinion
that woman should be render a ra.
tioual and independent being and
having duly considered the fact that
society practically denies ber the right
of earning bor owo living I hereby
peqoentn to Mary jayne, to
of aa .old .friemll Jfry d-
m " ' fcM"-WyMssBMsMaaaV
beqoeatb to Mary Jayne, tba only
Tho mun ol business went ell with
"I have paid some attention to ibe
cliatactcr of my nephew, John Meadt.
and have been fit leve l to fin I him mi
much possessed with n feeling id
liliil,inthroiv. ntid with ii L'eiiio nl iv el-
ereneo for whatever is liable and true
owr whatever is base and false. As
these tendencies are by no tne in such
as rati novation linn in i in worl'i, I
bequeath him the sum i f ten t heiis.iu.l
pounds, hoping thai h ' will I bus be
kept out uf the workhouse, mid be en 1
allied to puint his great hi'toiieil
picture, which as yet, ho ha oii!y
talked about.'' " j
"As for my Jollier nephew, Peter
Fineh, In-views nil things in so sn
eious ntid seliish n way, and is so ivi
t.iin log"t en in life. Unit I should on-1
ly insult him by offering tin ni l which1
lie decs not require ; yet from nil uf
leclioiiiito uncle, and cntitcly as a les
tiinony fur his mental iieutein s., (
vcrliire to hope that ho will accept n
bequest of five liuinlrcd pounds Inward ,
the completion of his l.'eiiaivi; library i
of law book-.."
How Mr, I'cter I'iiich stormed and
c.ffleil mimes; how.lohn Meade btokoi
into a ilebaiunJ of joy; how Mary,
Jayne cried first mid then laiiuhed, '
and then eiied and laughed i i'oilier ,
all llieso matters I sh'ill not utleinpt
lo describe. Mary Jayne is uow
Mrs .leliii Meade, mid ber biixb'iad
has actually lvun to paint the .;reat
historical picture. I'cter Finch has
takeu to dtscoutitini; bills, and bring
ing actions on tliem ; and drives
about ill his brougham ulrvaily.
i:iui vi iovii..
llt'lift l C'llHIHO'l N'i7l mltl, ill Siii'li
L'-jhM j, for tlici'iir ntliiij
Jmiv I I, l10.
1. Fl'L'C.VIIOXAI. PltoilltE.sS. Slat-
ti tics in our possession nuiraut the us-j
seisiuil that wo made steady progress j
ill school iitl'iur the past ycur. i'hid
is exhibited in tho Aiiiiii.il statistical
llepoit. 'J'lio progress male in u
single year, w hen compared wilb that I
oftliu prcceuiling, does uol strilu the
observer Willi excessive growth iu any j
particular direction, l'ut tho laot that
live new houses bavo been built, eiuhl!
otit-l.ou.-i'S, it uutiiber of coal bouses, '
better wrfiiu of veutilaiiou added to
lurty -niuu houses, enlarged black
boards, two additional schools, uniform
ity of school hooks, adopted in six dis-1
I riots, more directors and eiti. ;us pres- j
cut ut teachers' c.sauiiiinliotis und
school visitaliou than formerly, an iu-'
creaso iu iiiimher of teacher.r w ho
read bookH on teaching, iiicieu-cl ut
letidaticc uud interest ou tbo par', el
jmpils, a bolter popular appreciation, '
of coiiinim school education, an J a '
t:i ii o general participation id' the pat-;
rons in school ull'airs, is conclave
evi'leitCJ that thn iutcresl in education J
is increasing. Ch ipmitu district woo
divided, leaving -live schools in the old j
mi l six schools in tho new district, j
culled I'niou. y a Lite Act, an, Iu-;
dependent district was formed, com-1
1 . ... i i.- ii- ti. i
p.jsed ot ino ivrcuuier sen ioi, in i on
Perry, and tho adjoining school iu Juu
ialit county, thereby iucreu--ing tlio
number of schools lo 10 1.
Hol'sks lkli r. Ono in West Ilea
. ii i i. .
ver, 1 iu I i aiiKini, i iu l ciiu, i in
Perrv. and I in Washington. TIiojo
iu Putin an 1 Perry, uro brick, aud the
, C I...II ,1 I
elliaillier uro wauiu uumnu. ntuui,
of these dj not comparo lavorablo in
sizo, ventilation, furniture, A'J., with
tho present progressiva ideus. Iho
house in Perry has unsuitable desks,
uud tbo ouo nt lieavir r uruuee, the
scats are too high for children. West
Heaver is ouo of tba few districts hi
which no new buildings bavo bcou
built for years past, except tho one
above mentioned. Another will bo
thero built the ensuing year. Tho
seliool directors iu Jueksou uud Mid-
llerro. k. should do likewise. Wo are
ulud to report thut more new buildings
will bo erected tins seasou, iu .uonroo,
Peon, Perry West, rJeliusgrovc, Wush
ingtou aud West lleuvor. Au nddi
lionnl school was epeuod iu Arbogust
Vullcy, In Perry, and one near Ueuver
Furnace. Amount oxpended for build
ing purposes, CJOIO. Tho salary of
teachers uud lougth of school term is
the same us last year. liouver.Fwuk
liu, Jackson, Middlecretk, Mouroe,
Peno, Perry and Washington, are de
ficient in oul-housus. No progress
has been muds in tho introduction of
globes, maps or obarls, 50 per coot,
of iho schools are yet uusupplied. We
hopo lo see, ero long, every school io
the county supplied, at least with
lobes, maps, writing ami oriuograplii-
cul charts. The eye is the chief medi
um uf conveying koowlodgo, observa
tion leaches us that io all the achools
wherever ibrso appliances were used,
nearly all the pupils large or small
were able to poiut and uauio most of
the count ios, islands, seas, &o., of the
world. la a few instances we found
to our sorrow, teaehorsueglocting this
duty. It is proper to speak of tho
oleaollnru ol the sohool bouses, con
sidering tho open wiutei aud muddy
roads, our teachers deserve public
pruiso. Another encouraging item is
a largo increase ot pupils who atuuy
geography, itrammar, mental arilhoie.
tio and history. Wboro we found pu
pils of suitable odvanoe meot, at our
first visit over the county, that were
luetic. Writ ini compositions and ib -ciiiiliillig
is Ml I ic ed in v.' schools,
vocal lim-ic in "i. A hiehcr 't itidai'd
"I' ipialilit'ittiotis lias been adopted
consequi nl iy the iivi'iMr yrsde ol eei
I ilii-iiti s remains about the same as lasl
T:.i'tit.ls N'o dillieiilty wns found
in stlpply'iig the seloHils with te.n hi i's
ol the above gtade. .' per l ent, of i In
teacher employ cd lol l ex pel i.-ti, .:! I
have lauhi more than live en'
Ouo case i f total fiimie, enn lly.
V.isiingt,,n di-ti iel , this year furnished
JT common lionl teachers, beinj u:n
1'i r ci nt uf in voters. Males employi-d.
'.", femules, 7. uvcrrtt'e ae, 21', years,
'M bine read wmk on tciching. ."i
hold I'criiiaiienl 1'citilieiile. Ii'i'igu
lariiy w.t-i in pirl lenied ' I. by print
ing in one the eoinry p.q c:.. n
monthly iicordoi' all the - I , . . i , ' -i;i
villi. the mimber ol pupil on lull,
averngu in teinl.meo at i nuniber n
visitors. Scvcinl scboo's iiveuiged 1
Wo'.IK Iionk p.v si TKill.N1 I Slo'NT.
1 1 . F.x.t Ml. NATIONS. enlv-two
ptlhlie I'Miliiiuatinns wrie hill, n'
whii h, iipplie.ints were ex um i in d.
I7 received ptovi-ioiial t er iiieatc, o
professional mid l! Wire rejected. U'c
Will hot helt-iiltrf l;.. IHO (bird Mb
teachers. We coti'.innc with the com
bined oral and written method of cx
nmiiiiii''. It nH'oids iilens'ire to reeonl
llie atteiiu.iuee ol .i I liii'cctorsninl l.i.I tne coiniai wouel lc a linutlty one,
visit. ii it. Most uf the sthool beards! seii as tho tir.-t rxcifrmrtil had sul -employ
their Seaehers on rx iiiiination ! sided, Mr. li. ordered his family to
day. I lirectors were tTi'sent in cvci'y i elose every door uf his dw King but.
district except Washington. A initial one, townrds which he uradiinlly but
examinations liuve n good allect, I hey slowly drew the dog. IVInro icaeh
aro llie melius of raising the touchers i mg 'he step iu front of the open door
slaml-ii'd cl cllieienry. iihodug bad for a Mbnrt lime pni lially
V isitatI 'Ns.-AII the schools cxcp.i disctij-'nged yinsclt', and bit Mr. l'.
two, were visited twice. Total 1111111-, severely in his thigh,
bei' of vi.-iis, J uvcrago linio spent I'y thi lime cur fiiend cam1
in encb school, J hours and M miuule, ealm and collected, and promptly re.
ol directors' and Ii7ii patrons aceoni-, seize 1 the dog by tliu tin ler j:iw and
pndicil. Iu this number are inelu led i thn at, nnd then heu'iin acuiu to draw
tho patrons who wero present nt llni tlio brute toward the open door. Fi
visitation nnd cxumiiutioii of 17 1 nully ho linl reached the door-steps,
s boils held iu tho evcuiugs, in twelve w hieh were about live feet hle.li, untl
dillereut hiculii.ii.'s. An cvideiieo id ; hi ran lo walk up them backward, and
increased interest, is nlso found iu the j when ut the top, be by summoning all
largo number who visited tho schools his strength, and by one violent effort,
being uu average ol UJ visits by di- threw tho dog to iho ground ou hi.
rectors and lo patrons to every scjijol. ' back, lie 1 010 iho iiniinal could recov.
I consider evening school examination- or Irs feet, Mr. I) had ' entered thu
by Supt's., important, they stimulate ! house nnd clo-ed the open door. Tho
and encourage pupil, the benefit has , inastillshowed cvciy disponiliou I i
b'.'cn plainly visible upon both teachers ' reucw the battle, utnl made frantic i f
and pupils. Thoio is uo teacher how-. foil to enter the win lows,
over faithful, win will not try a little At la-t, finding ingress imppssihii',
bar ler an I seek to impress the ideas ho look h;s posit ion and w atched the
uioro tii-111 ly, if he knows that his every (door closely for Mr. I', and tieniifesled
days work will bo reviewed the dull j by bisecting that ho would attack
pupil will put forth m ro effort if lie him luuin il hu came into tho yard,
know lh.it his parent. and friends j In tho meantime, the Kcv. Ir. llnll,
will, al some future time, hear him. a neighbor, eutne to Mr. t'smcui ,
recite. The coi;iinini.'li(ig on these, (the dog showing no disposition b
occasions ofsupt. teucher, director molest any one but Mr. I'onghms),
parent mil pupil, with less 111 well and with his gun shot iho dog twice)
prepared, school room tastel'u ly dec- an I killid him, greatly to tho lfrTicT
oiutcd, good music, .U'., tend to vie- and .safety of our townsmnn, who was
vnto tae standard of ed.icution, uud 1 closely besieged wjlhiu his own bouse.
iniprcs upon thu uuudi ol our youths,
Ihouglits thai will move theiu on 111
tho paths of wisdom und virtue. One
hundred and thirty-oue day were em
ployed officially, traveled 117.' mile
wrote. (i'Jutli iial leliuis, iu.sliuclcd with
tlio Bssistaneo of Pt'uf. 1. S. Koyer uud
M ij. W. II. lill, tt Normal class num
bering .VJ members, all of lliuie except
8 taught during the year.
111. Wollli IMXE UYoTllKllS AdKX-
fiKS Tho Couuty lustitutu was held
iu Freeburg, iu leccmber, and coti
tinuud iu session tivo day. There
were t) teachers enrolled, uud a largo
uu in bur of liouoi'ary member present,
X district Were represented by direc
tor. Competent lecturers and in
stiuetors, culhiiaiastic tcuchers, dense
ly packed Hall of attentive listeners,
tho excellent music, furnished by the
Freoburg Cornet H ul l uud Prof. Hub
instein. I'iuuist. insniriu tbo audieueo
witit gooa leuiings uui nmmaiioi.s
.... . 1
maJo tho lustiiuto ol IW.l tlio most
pieusaut iiuu promauic mat wa ever
held iu tbo county
The instructors uud lecturers were
Prof. C. W. .Saudtrs, of New York,
Prof. Henry Curver, Principal ol
llloomsburg Stuto Normal School,
Prof. Wm. Xotiiliug, Principal ul'Sus
quuhuiiuah Foiualu College, ut Sclins
grove, Piof. 1. f. lloycr A; Muj. Win.
II. Dill, of Freiburg Academy, Prof.
P. liorn. Principal of Missionary In
stitute, Scliiisgrovo, IU'V. J. W. F.arly,
.Saul Shipmuu, li"! , Co. Supt. ol
North'J Co. Teachers, S. M. Slielley
li. 6. Heller, Miles Wuuol, 11. fc'umti
uud W, il. I.iuu. Able instruct iou
was also imparted by some of our prom
iueut common school teachers in Ih
county. Host speller at County lo-
stiiuo, W. H. Moycr, 2nd, Adam Zel-
lers, Urd, h. W. l orrow. Iho lnsti
tutiuu of Lcaruing iu tho eouoy cou
tiuuo their work with success.
It is booed thut tho advauMces of
edueuliou so uear ut baud, w ill not be
overlooked. A District lustituto was
iu successful operation, iu Chapman.
Tho editors of thu county pupej
have shown themselves friends their
columns are opto, gratuitously, for all
matters of educutiouu! interest. Nei
ther bavo wo fault to bud with the
Minister they proaou education with
religion. Uf ike 1U4 persons employ,
ed iu school duties, during tho year,
000 vis : Mr. Henry II. doss, di
rector in West Heaver, was called to
Io conclusion we agaiu org tb
grading of tho schools No's two
RATKs OP ADVEHTISINQ:
j Oiierolnmn one jrtar
I tlnc lmlf tnloiiiii, van jtnr.
i ( Uio-fourth column, one vrnr,
, (Ino siiiari I III linrsl one Inrcrlino
I Krerjr soMii ioinl insrrtton
rrori'ssiKiial anl Hn'lsfss cnrils or
not inursilinn fie lir.rs, prr yrnr.
Ainliior, Kxccuior, A'lininiHiruinr
n ti.t Assignee Notices
K bloriill not Ires per line
All ailreriisi'iiicuts for A shorter perimt
, lloni one vrnr arc raynlilv al die time
they nre oi lvrnl, nnl it not p. ml Hit i r
soii ni.li'ting tlivtii will I'C bebl rciMiiisili'.
I'. r ihi! nimirr.
j A Ituit'si Hc iim !
! Mr. F.. I'niigl.iss, Ksq , of Ihisrify,
was iceelitly iho owner ofa luiistitl,
i w hii h he hu I raised, tui l was nbmit
lo yciiis and a l.ilt'nM. und no diubt.
die i.ireest .b g in the 1 tMIIH ry.
j t n 1. inlay evening, Mr. lotf'h'.s.i
wa iil'i iiq ling to drive snme chirk.
t'i" int o ln yiirdcn, but Ibe dog ce.
. Mipil'd tllll llllF. Hlld lo!( tint l, t
Itlciii pas. Mr. I', oidctcd him
;.iay, l ot the inu-i ill would not obey
iililil his owner had throwti scVer.il
! roi l;. ;il him, In n he look refuge ui -
ih r i be kitebi ii. In n inotnciit n.ori'
j.Mr. 1 saw bis dug, wilb lean sji j.-l
I and glaring eyes, adviitieinit slow ly
. inward him for light. Our friend, sn"
Hi:; that he (MtiM ni t step the dog I f
! word nr gestures, at oiirc prepared
t lb lelld hllltsell', lis lllght WIS illi.
possible. As soon us (he do; was neur
him, he lose on his bind feet, and nl
' tcmplril lo seize Mr. I', by the throat,
i 'I hen rustled a combat bitwccn tho
, man and Uog ot al'cu! ten minutes du
; ration, un l hieh for fierceness rciiici-
ly his a arailcl iu mill t neouii'cl s.
' Mr. . llrst threw cut his lift arm,
which the dug hit e"iiiiloruMv ncae
: i lie wrist, and with l.is r tfbt hai d
li'iiltghl the it, foliate I beast by tho
Tiroal, aid ns soon w the left hard
eius relea-i'd f ihegiip ol the do;',
he soi.cd his llinler jaw With It.
l uow mg iron, rverv
We may state, in coiicliisioti,
Mr. fiougluss owrsj Ins sulefy
groat strength, beinj a man of
hundred pound. weight, and of pro.
portioiiato muscular strength. Our
li'ioud was entirely tinnrmcd ; and
although, during tho combat, bis ser
vants brought h'm his fun, tho en
counter was so Icrrifio Unit bo was un
abl'J to Uoo lirearms. .Vt'icm.', ( (Jit.)
'Dev may rail against women as
much a dey like," sai l adarkoy late
ly j ''dry cun'tset inu against dii). I
hub always in niy life found detu to bo
f'u.st in luh, fust in a quarrel, fust in do
dance, fust in do ice cream saloon, aud
de fust, tri-l and lust in do sick-room.
Whut would we do widout dem ? Let
us bo born as younj;, a ugly, us help,
les as we please, und a woman' oruT
am ready to receive us. She it r.t1
T,ai guv us our fust doso ob
helpless , i, ,,,, pt cimhes on our
iiaKca minis, ami cut tiers up Our
loots and noes in long flannel .petti
coats ; nud it 11 in she, us we grow up,
dut lil's our dinner-basket wid dough
nuts and apples as we start for school,
uud licks us w hen wo tear our frow-
Mas. M. , a young mother, was"
exhibiting with considerable pride, to'
a number of admiring ftioudshcr
first baby. Finally nppi aching lit
tle Dun, a littlo boy of tivo yeurs, t!m
nappy parent sunt : "lmu, Uu t tins a
dear littlo baby f Dun hesitated a
momen', turned up his eyes, and an
swered, ''Ye, but its bald headed."
Somk of the questions' proposed for
discussion at a uieeiini' of a western
debating club were these ; " Isdunsio'
morulio ron r '- Is it nocegjury that
(emails should resnye a thurry literary
cducaliou ?'' "Oil fe mails to tuke
pill in poly tlx r " Dus dress con-'
stitute theuiorut part of wimiuf '
"Jimmy, my sou, tuko theso egg to
the store, and if you cau't get a quar
ter bring them back." Tbo boy went
a directed, aud came back, saying,
"Father, it lukes me to make a trade.
They all wanted them at forty cents,
but I screwed them down to twenty
A littli boy of throe years, irba
has a brother of three oionth', gave
as a reason for the Jtir'i r' "v
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