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EDITOR AND FUOPRIETOB.
VOLUME XXVI, NO. 2
HIFFL1NT0WN, JUNIATA COUNTY, PENfl'A., JANUARY 10, 1872.
WHOLE NUMBER 1296.
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Jmsiness Carbs. ;
-JOUIS E. ATKINSON,
,Vttonic?y at J uft v,
"ColUcting and Conreyancing promptly
Office, second dory of Court House, abote
ATTORNEY AT LAW,
Office on Bridge street, in the room formerly
occupied by Exra D. ParVer, Esq.
g B. LOUDEN,
Offers hit services to the citiiens of Juni
ata county as Auctioneer and Vendue Crier.
Charges, from two to ten dollars. Satisfac
tion warranted. noT3-6m.
"Tit. p. c. mrxDlo;
August 18. 1869-tr.
THOMAS A. ELDER, M. D.,
Office hour 6 A. M. to 8 P. M. Office in
Iteirord's building, two doors aboe tbeSfa
Imtl office, ltridge street. aug 18-tf
&. SUITE, EL 3. !
H0M.E0PHATIC PHYSICIAN k SURGEON j
'Having permanently located in tbe b rough j
of Miflliutown, offers hit profesiooal serfici-s '
to tbe cilizcua of ibis place and surrounding !
Othce o ilain street, orer BeMlcr's Drug
8tor. aug 18 INM-tf j
JLeA. K McCLCRE.
ATTORNEY AT LAW,
14 1 80CT1I SIXTH STREET,
Q. W. McPHEREAN,
001 SANSOM STREET,
ant 18 Ifi.-.t-ly
QENTEAL CLAIM AGENCY,
JAMES M. SELLERS,
144 SOUTH SIXTH STUKBT,
Bouuiies, Tensions, Back Py, Horse
Claime, Slate Claims, &.e promptly collected.
No charge for information, nor when money
i not collected. octJT-tf
Dr. E. A. Simpson
Treats all forms of disease, and may be con
rolted as follows: At his office in Liverpool
Va., every SATURDAY and MONDAY ap
pointments can be cade for other days.
ntf-Call on or addreaa
DR. K. A. SIMPSON.
dec 7 Liverpool. Perry Co.. Pa.
Mew B rug; Mote
DR. J. J. APPLEBACGH has established
a Drug and Prescription Store in the
above-named place, aud keeps a geueralas
DRUGS AXD MED1C1SES,
Also all other articles usually kept in estab
lishments of this kind.
Pure Wines and Liquors for medicinal pur
poses. Cigars, Tobacco, Stationery, Confec
tions (first-class). Notions, etc., eic.
"The Doctor gives advice free
1871. PHILADELPHIA. 1871.
HOWELL & BOURKE,
Paper Hangings & Window Shades,
WHOLESALE ASD KFTAIL SALESBOOMS,
Corner of Fourth and Market Streets,
Factory Cor. Twenty-third and Sansom Sts.
A. O. POSTIETHWAIT. I J. C. M'NaCGHTOK
A. G. POSTLETIIWAITE & CO ,
General Commission Merchants.
THE SALE OF ALL KINDS OF COUNTRY
No. 264 Sauth Front Street,
marll-tf PniLABELPHI A.
WIIOLKSALE DKALHS IS
HATS AND CAPS,
503 Market Street, Philadelphia.
aug 18, 18ti9-ly.
JJEST CIGARS IN TOWN
Two for 6 cente. Also, the prehest Lager,
the Largest Oysters, the 8wM'' Cider, tbe
Finest Domestic Wines, aLd, in hrt, any
thing you may wish in the
EATING OR DRINKING LINE,
at the most reasonable prices. He has also
so that it will now compare favorably with
any Hall in the interior of the State.
June 1, 1870-ly .
, Bfl Handbills for puhlio sales priutcd on
then u.jiicc tt (be Sentinel UfntB.
. JjLOta. butrtistmrnts.
The "Guypcr" .Market Car.
THE undersigned, having purchased of
S. II. Brown the renowned "Gnyper"
Market Car, desires to inform bis friends of
Mifflin. Pat:erson and vicinity, and the pub
lic generally, that he will run the ear regu
larly, leaving Mifflin Station every Monday
noon for the Eastern markets, and teturniug
on WEDNESDAY, loaded with
YEGETABLES OF ALL KINDS IN SEASON,
Anel Everything I'snally Carried in a
Also, Freight Carried, at EeasonaMa
Sates, Either Way.
Orders from merchants and others solicited.
SST Piompt attention to business will be
given and satisfaction guaranteed.
Orders left at Joseph Pennell store in
Patterson, will receive attention.
G. W. WILSON.
April 28, 1871.
S. B. LOUDON,
WOULD respectfully inform th: public
that he has removed Ins Tailoring Es
tablishment to a room in Major Kevin's new
building, on the Parker lot. on Bridge street,
MilBinlowu, an 1 has opened out a
LARGER AND FINER ASSORTMENT OF
rEsrixGS, a a.
Than ever was before brought to this towa
which be is prepared to make to order in the
LATES1 ASD MOST IMPROVED STYLE,
And in a manner that will defy all competi
tion. He also manufactures to order, all
On reasonable tt-nns.
By strict attention to business, be hopes to
receive a liberal slmre of public patron
age Give him a call and inspect his styles
of cutting and wurkmauship befare going
New Store and New Goods.
GROCERIES, PROVISIONS, &C.
llain Street, XSfflintown.
HAVING opened out a GROCERY AND
PKOVIMiiN STOKE in the old stand
on Main Street, Mifflintown. I would respect
fully a?k the siteniioii of ilie public to the
fallowing rli:les, which 1 will keep on hand
at all linies : -r
SUGAR, COFFEE, TEA,
DRIED AND CANNED FRUIT.
HAM, SHOULDER, DRIED BEEF,
Confectioneries, Nuts, &c,
llom, TVkmI, Arc.
All of which wUl be sold cheap for Cas-h or
Country Produce. Give me a oU and hear
J. W. KIRK.'
Mifflintown, May 2. 1871.
Hurralt! Hurrah I
(Ircat Excitement at the Mifflin
Chair Works !
WHY is it that everybody goes to WM. F.
SNYDER when they are in need of any kind
of Chairs ?
11EOAUSE he keeps tbe Best and Finest
Assortment of all kinds of Chairs that was
ever offered to the eyes of the public.
Reader, if you are in want of Chairs of
any kind, you will do well to call on the un
derxigned and examine his fine stock of
Cane Seat and inisor Chairs,
of all descriptions, before purchasing else
where. Having lately started in business, he
is determined to do the very best be can as
regards durability and cheapness, and tear
rant all work manufactured by him.
fOf Remember the Sign of the II(r
RKD CIIA.I11 on the pole on the
corner of Maiu and Cherry streets, when you
want to buy good chairs.
WM. F. SNYDER.
Mifflintown, Feb 8. 1871.
The Place for Good Grape-vines
IS AT THE
uniata ilallcn Dtntnarbs,
AXD URAPE-TIXE NURSERY.
r""MlE undersigned would respectfully in
1. form the public that be has started a
Grape-vine Nursery about one mile northeast
of Mifflintown, where he has been testing a
large number of the different vwictiee of
Grapes; and having been in the business for
eeven years, be is now prepared to furnish
VINES OF ALL THE LEADING
VARIETIES, AND OF THE
MOST I'ROMISING ,
by th single Tine, dozen, bundrei or thou
sand. All persons wishing good and thrifty
vine will do well to call and see for them
selves. ggy Good and responsible Agent wanted.
Mifflintown, Juniata Co., Pa.
BLOOMSBORG STATE NORMAL
Literary and Commercial Institute.
The Faculty of this lustitutirn aim to be
very thorough in their instruction, and to
look carefully after the manner, health and
morals of the students.
Co? Apply for catalogues to
HENRY CARVER. A. M., j
Sep4 2S 1870-6m Principal."
ALL KINDS OF BLANK WORK, Ac. done
at this Office in tbe ntest manner and
at low prices.
LARGE stock of Ready-made Clothing for
6.,1 l.T IIAP.LEV & CO.
Jott's Comer. .
THE FICE BY THE SEA.
T ALICE CAST.
There were seven fishers with nets in their
And they walked and they talked by the sea
, de sands ; .
Yet sweet as the dew-fall
The words they spake, though they spake so
Across th long, dim centuries flow.
j And we know them one and all
j Aye ! know them and love them all. .
j Seven sad men in the days of old,
' And one was gentle and one was bold,
And they walked with downcast eyes :
The bold was Peter, the gentle was John,
And they all were sad, for the Lord was gone,
And they knew not if be would rise.
Knew not if the dead would rise.
The live-long night till the moon went oat,'
In tbe drowning water they beat about ;
Peat slow through the fog their way;
And the sails dropped down witu ringing wet,
And no man drew but an empty net.
And now, 'twas the break of the day
The great glad break of the day.
Cast your ne's on the other side"
Tw..a 1..UI antffilrinff nf?rn4fl tile tid
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And they cast skeir nets, and were drag
ging hard ;
But that disciple whom Jesus loved.
Cried straightway oul.for his heart was moved:
" It is our risen Lord
Our Master, and our Lord."
Then Simon, girdling bis fisher's coat.
Went over the nets and out of the boat
Aye ! first of them all was he ;
Repenting sote the denial past.
He feared no longer his soul to cast
Like an anchor into the sea
Down deep in the hungry sea.
Tis long, and long, and long ago.
Since tbe rosy lights began to flow
O'er the hills of Galilee :
And with eager eyes and lifted hands
The seven fiebers saw on the sands
The fire of coals by the sea
On tbe wet, wild sinds by the sea
T;a l.trt, ntrn vet faith in OUT SOUlS
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Is kindled j'ist by that nre ot coal,
Th.t streamed o'er the mists of the sea;
Where Peter, girdling his fisher's coat,
Went over the net and out of the boil,
To answer, '-Lov'st thou me?"
Thrice over, "Lov'st thou me?"
ADDRESS OF WELCOME TO THE
TEACHERS OF JUNIATA. COUNTY.
Teachers and Friends of Edu
cation. It is no new thing for you
tlitH to assemble iu this county for
The first County Teachers Associa
tion was organized iu this place De
cember 8th, 1834, seventeen years
0O. That great changes have taken
place in this brief space of time all
will readily admit who were then far
niilar with the educational machine
ry of the county, and now. I was not
in the county at the time and conse
quently had not the pleasure of being
present at this your first meeting of
the kind, but have been informed by
teachers who were present that the at
tendance of both teachers and the
friends of education was quite small.
The Association thu3 organized con
tinued to meet annually 'under the
title of the Teacher's Association of
Juniata county, until December 9th,
18(57, when it became necessary in ac
cordance with an Act of Assembly
pawed April 9th, 1867, to change its
name to that of Juniata County
Teachers Institute ; this is now its
fifth annual meeting under its new or
Here permit me once more and for
the last time as your presiding officer
to congratulate you aud bid you wel
come to your county seat, and I do ,
hope and trust that this meeting will
be the most interesting and profitable
one we have ever held. It is truly
gratifying thus to meet so many of
you here assembled at so early a stage
in the proceedings of your Institute,
it bespeakes a zeal and enthusiasm in
your work, that shall be hereafter
among the most lasting and warmly
cherished reminiscences of the past,
your assembling here to-day, teachers
has for its object a laudable and wor
thy motive. Your thus coming to
gether is for the interchange of thought
and mutual improvement in the art
of teaching, that you may be the bet
ter able to impart instruction to those
young and trusting minds committed
to your care. Many of you have had
much experience in the business of
imparting instruction and in the man
agement of schools, and we hope that
such of you will not hesitate to come
forward aud share your kuowledge aud
experience with those who have had
fewer advantages and less experience
in the business ; while you thus im
part to others you wifttmt in the least
impoverish yourselves, but on the con
trary you will enlarge your own
spheres of knowledge aud useful
ness. A retrospect of the educational
events of the county for the last few
years lias afforded to me. much satis
faction and I trust it will not, at this
time, prove entirely uninteresting to
many of you, or at least those of you
who have been in the yearly habit of
thus assembling together for mutual
aid aud counsel in the great work of
instruction. . .
The Association that convened at
Mifflintown, December 21st 1864, un
der the superintendence of my prede
cesssor, Mr. II. B. Zimmerman, was
said at that . time to have been the
largest collection of teachers that had
ever "assembled at one time in - the
county. The record of that meeting
shows thirtr-soveu teachers to have
been' present who were engaged in
teaching at that time.' ' The following
year it convened in Thorapsontown
and the attendance list shows precise
ly the same number of actual teach
ers to have been present. The follow
ing year it was held in Mexico and
convened January 26th 1867, this
year was the first of my official con
nection with the schools of the coun
ty ; the number of actual teachers
present this year was fifty-five. The
folio wing year the first County Teach
ers Institute was organized iu accord
ance with the provisions of the law'
of April 9th 1867, it convened at Mif
flintown, fifty-seven actual teachers
were in attendance. Tbe Institute
held in Perrysville January 1869,
eighty-six actual teachers were pres
ent, and in December following the
game year, eighty-five a falling off of
one ; this was no doubt owing to bad
reads and inclement weather, and last
year the Institute that convened in
l)eccmber in this place our foudest
hopes were nearly realized, ninety
three of the actual teachers of the
county were present, one hundred and
twenty-one iu all were enrolled during
the session, the largest number of
teachers ever convened at any one
time and place iu the county. During
the last six years the attendance of
teachers at the County Institute shows
a constant increase in number except
the one year, until the former num
ber has been more than double, this
indication is not easily mistaken and
will be received as positive evidence
of gradual progress in the county in
the interest of education. As it is a
source of lively satisfaction to be able
to communicate facts so encouraging,
it will doubtless awaken a feeling of
commendable pride in you who have
by your labors and the conscientious
discharge of duty contributed largely
to this result. It is hoped that this
increasing manifestation on the part
of popular education will not ceasa
until wo can number every actual
teacher in the county at the Institute,
this has been accomplished in other
counties, and what can be done in one
county can be done also iu another.
I feel confident, that I only express
the sentiments of the teachers of Ju
niata county when I &av, that they are
not willing to be behind any of their
sister counties in their attendance at
their County Institute, and devotion
to their noble calling and the cause of
education. Upon you much of the re
sKnsibility iu regard to the proper
direction of public sentiment will de
pend, your examples, your seutinients,
in shortjyour whole weight and influ
ence will have much to do in shaping
and directing this sentiment. You
are the persons, or at least those sup
posed to be most interested in public
education, and if you do not take the
lead, or arc not willing to become the
leaders who else can be expected to
assume this position ; as the teacher
is so will be the school, and as the
school is so will be the public senti
ment to a very great extent. If the
teacher is skeptical, negligent and in
different, this influence will be felt in
the school, aiid it will be felt outside
of it, school directors and parents will
not escape the contagion, but on the
contrary if the teacher is earnest, con
scientious and devoted to his calling
he can soon call to his earnest support
all opposiug elements and mould them
to his wishes. Teachers, you can do
more than many of you arc willing
to admit, you can by your industry,
zeal and example infuse into the minds
of your pupils a deeper interest in
study, a greater desire for intel
lectual improvement, your enthu
siasm in your work will awaken in
them a corresponding sentiment and
it is here ever true, that like feelings
awaken similar ones in those by whom
we are surrounded, children are imita
tive beings, they will be inspired by
you devotion and will endeavor to im
itate your example.
Your assembling thus annually is
for the purpose of intensifying your
interest in your work, to stimulate
you to greater exertions for your own
intellectual improvement and to af
ford you the means for improving your
professional knowledge, which will
the better qualify you for the dis
charge of your arduous duties, and to
deepen the conviction of the great re
sponsibility resting upon you as edu
cators, as directors and guides of the
young and rising generation, the fu
ture man and woman of this repub
lic who are to wield in future, the des
tinies of this nation. It is expected
and desired that no oppoitunity will
be permitted to go unimproved. Last
year we furnished at the expense of
the county a pass-book to each teacher,
this was suggessive of its importance
and was intended so to be understood.
It was not thought necessary the pres
ent year to repeat this, feeling assured
that every teacher would come fully
prepared and equipped to make the
very most of the advantages ofTered ;
then punctual attendance at each of
the sessions, taking notes of lectures
and instructions which will be given
during the week, will it is believed
more than compensate for time, labor,
A few instances have occurcd dur
ing ray experience in holding County
Institutes, where teachers closed their
schools, came to the place of holding
the Institute and spent from two to
five days at the expense of the district
that employed them, and during the
whole time were seldom seen inside
of the Institute, or if they did make
their appearance, they were generally
tardy and then left before the Institute
closed, manifesting little or no interest
whatever in its exercises, and conse
quently receiving no benefit therefrom.
The number of such instances I am
glad to say was few, very few indeed,
but enough has been observed to de
mand a passing notice, I would much
sooner have passed this in silence, but
duty demanded a otherwise. It is use- j
less to say what might be expected of
teachers in their schools who thus de
port themselves, we must infer, if they
are untrue to themselves and negli
gent of their own best interest, it can
not be expected that they will be true
to others, and jealous of their interests.
Those who feel no interest in their
own intellectual improvement will
not be likely to feel much inter
est in the intellectual improvements of
Y'ou have committed to your care
a great trust, you can scarcely over
estimate the responsibility, you have
the care and guardianship from four
to six mouths during the year, of near
five thousand children with minds
young, pliable, innocent, and trust
ing, susceptible of almost any iiupres
sious you may see tit to mould or im
press thereou. It is possible for you
during this period to instill into those
young and pliant minds such princi
ples as may determine their whole fu
ture, life. Au eminent philospher and
educator has said : give me the first
five years of a child s life for training
you may have all the rest, I will de
termine the future of that child. What
a weighty consideration ? How re
sponsible, and important tlieu is the
calling of the teachere.
' There was paid last year, that is in
1870, for instrnct ion" alone in Joniata
county, $14,776.36, and in 1S69 there
was paid for the state purpose 814,
171.27, showing an iucreae in the
teachers' salaries in one year of $605.
09. There was paid during the year
1S67 for teachers' saleries alone $13,
054 -S, showing an increase in the
teachers' salaries aloue since 1SG7, a
period of only four years, of S 1,722.
OS. This is not a trifling increase in
the enlaries of teachers in four years
in a small county like this, and this,
ton, has been accomplished at a time
when a corresponding iucrease iu the
salaries of other professions, costs of
labor, fee, has rather been on the de
cline than otherwise. It is of suffi
cient importance to give to the teacher
a foretaste of a brighter day in the
future, and this is not, the end but only
the beginning. As your qualifications
increase and you become more worthy
yonr vocation, your salaries will still
advance, until the common school
teacher receives a compensation more
on equality with other professions and
the price of other labor; but you will
bear in mind that it is a work of your
own Do not expect others to do it
for you. You are in this the archi
tects of your own for'.ones. The
teacher must adorn and dignify the
profession, and its elevation and digni
ty will demand an eqnival.-iit compen
sation. Twenty-four school houses were
built during the last five years, and if
we add to tbi ir net cost, new seating,
repainting. See, we shall have the
haudsotne sum of $43,751.43, that the
tax -payers of the county have paid iu
five years for school houses alone.
All of those twenty-fonr new houses
arc a deciacd improvement on the old
ones whose places they have taken ;
but, I am sorry to say, in a few in
stances not so great an improvement
took place as could have been desired.
What we have had most to complaiu
of was want of size, proper location,
a'ad suitable furniture. The total coet
for educational purposes in the county
including that paid for instruction,
fuel, contingencies and building school
houees for the four years proceeding
1871, and including 1S67, 'GS, 'G9
and '70, was S112,07G 67, aud for the
four years prior to 1S71, including
1S63. '64, 'G5 and '66, the total cost
for all educational purposes including
the items specified in the four years
fim named was but $63,240 22, show
ing an iucrease in expenditures oi the
latter four years over the former of
$4S,83G.45. The Hon 11. C. Hickok,
a former State Superintendent of this
State, said, iu addressing a State
Teachers' Association in the State of
New York in 1857, that Pennsylvania
was then paying $2,500,000 taxes for
school purposes alone, and he was told
after leaving the stand that 'New York
would not bear such a tax for one year
but would throw it off. Pennsylvania
paid last year over $8,000,000 for
school purposes alone and the figures
we have given above of the expen
ditures for school purposes for Ju
niata county are a part of the $3,000,
000 and probably would show nearly
a proportionate increase relative to the
increase in tbe State at large.
Great and rapid changes are taking
place morally, intellectually and socia
ally. What used to take almost cen
turies to accomplish is now brought
about in a few months, or at most in
a few years. Pennsylvania paid in
1S70 taxes for school purposes alone
$5,500,000 more than was paid for the
same purposes in 1S57, and this has
all beeu accomplished in the last thir
teen years. Well might we pause
here and qnery thns: If intellectual
improvement in both pnpils aud teach
ers is not keeping pace with this vast
increase iu tbe expenditures of money
and in the demand for increased taxa
tion, then we, are not making real pro
gress, and the people are not receiving
an equivalent for their money ; but
we trust that our intellectual onward
movement is at least equl, if not su
perior, to the increased demand pecu
niarily In the last five years during
my official connection with you, I
need not tell you that you have made
a most decided advance both intellect
ually and professionally. This yon
know and realize yourselves, aud if its
consciousness affords you but half the
pleasure its contemplation does me, you
are doubly paid tit any increased ex
ertion on your part it may have cost
you. Yonr standard of qualification
has been raised from time to lime dur
ing this period, and you have always
cheerfully met its requirements, and
for these efforts and your persevere
ante it is a source of great pleasure
for me to-day to thank you and con
gratulate you on your success ; and I
do most implicitly trust that it is tbe
desire and ambition of every teacher
in the county to see the standard of
qualification still advance.; and, as
this will be the last opportunity of the
kind that I will in all probability, ever
have of addressing you thus, I sincero
ly hope that my successor in office
may be a man fully imbued with a
spirit of improvement, a love of the
good the beau'ifuC and the trw, and
that hit motto will ever be exre'sifr.
It has sometimes been found neces
sary for the life and preservation of a
tree to take off some of its branches.
It is equally necessary in this imper
fectly organized condition of your pro
fession. It is always an nnpleasant
duty, painful both subjectively and ob
jectively, but ita healthy growth de
mands an occasional pruning, so that
the main stocks may become more vig
orous and thrifty. It becomes you
then, as gentlemen and ladies, (for none
other should aspire to tbe office of
teacher,) to bear with this seemingly
uubenevolent operation, for it contem
plates as its object the greatest good
to the greatest number.
I do not desire to flatter yon. I am
not much given to that virtue, or vice,
as the case may be. I have already
said you have made improvement in
your profession I mean here both
ladies and grnih men, and especially
those teachers who are the bone and
sinew of the profession. To be still
more definite, those of yon who make
teaching a busiuess, and who still in
tend to make it such. When I com
menced the visitation of the schools of
the county, abont five years ago, I was
much discouraged. I had hoped to
find a much better condition of affairs.
No well-defined methods of teaching
were to be found, except in a few of
your schools, with all due deference to
those very creditable aud honorable
exceptions. I now take pleasure in
saying that there are but few teachers
in the county bnt what have adopted
some at least of the most approved
methods of instruction in their schools.
Your classification has been decidedly
impioved. and is still improving, aud
it is ardently hoped that it may con
tinue to improve until every oue of the
five thonsand children of the county
re studying the branches their men
tal capacity and intellectual advance
ment demands. It is for the improve
ment in tbe science and art of teaching
that yon have left your homes ' and
yonr schools to day, and have come here
at some sacrifice to speud the week.
Ia conclusion, I fuel that we have
great reason to rejoice in our progress,
and in what Las been accomplished ;
and this should stimulate us to greater
exertion in the future. A great debt
of gratitude is due to our energetic
and accomplished scholar aud gentle
man, Hon. J. 1'. Wickersham. The
earnest zea! and enthusiasm thit have
constantly been put forth iu all his
official labors, during the last five
years, in the iuterest of common school
education at once stamps him as the
great champion of popular education
and the rights of man, a christian and
a philanthropist of the first order, that
well deseives the highest respect and
the liveliest admiration of every citizen
within tbe borders of this Common
wealth. To bis exertions is mainly
due our present improved condition
and our onward marcb and progress iu
the great cause of popular education.
A great work remains yet to be ac
complishcd You need still more new
school bouses, better ventilated school
rooms, more properly seated school
rooms, and more better improved
school grounds. You need yet more
better qualified teachers. You need
more earnest conscientious school di
rectors men who realize the impor
tance of an educated and enlightened
people, men yho caunot be drifted
about by the winds of popular favor
itism, men who know the right, and
thus knowing it dare to maintain it,
who will lead public sentiment and not
expect to follow it. You need a still
more healthy public sentiment iu favor
of popular education. There can still
be found a few old fogies who would
gladly stop the wheels of progress if
they had it in their power. Such, too,
can be found ia positions where it
should least be expected, where in
stead the co-operative hand should be
liberally extended. Hut this only
proves how slow and vacillating are
all reforms ; bnt nevertheless history,
the experience of the past, points final
ly to ultimate success.
GEO. W. LLOYD.'
Dec. 18, 1871.
Owing to the great length of the
proceedings of the County Teacher's
Institute, we can only find room in
our columns for the following:
At the conclusion of the proceed
ings ou Friday the Vice President an
nounced that the citizens and teachers
desired to present George W. Lloyd,
County iSupt., a testimonial of respect.
D. E. Kobison. "I was requested
in behalf of the teachers of this
county and other citizens to this
work. It is our privilege and duty to
present our Kupt. George W. Lloyd
some token of respect for his valuable
services. We know he has been a
zealous worker. In him the cause of
education has had a faithful and zeal
ous supporter. The teachers likewise
have had a firm friend, able instructor
and counsellor. We, therefore, in
view of this fact docra it our duty to
present you with this testimonial of
respect. I, therefore, in behalf of the
citizens and teachers of Juniata coun
ty present you, George W. Lloyd, with
this watch as a testimonial of re
spect." .. George W. Lloyd. Teachers and
friends. I suppose, it becomes mv
duty to make some reply, and if
I were just to thank you from the
bottom of my heart it would be
all I should say. I am not in a con
dition of health to speak. But I am
not satisfied to nass this occasion'by'
with remarks so brief. I must .ex
press my deep sense of the worth tf
the teachers of Juniata county. I
feel as if this testimonial should havo
gone the other way.
Ever since the commencement of tho
term of my official service I have
been supported by the teacher un
hesitatingly. Everything lubdertook
to do met at once with' a " hgaity' cl
operation from the teabhers of the
county. Y'ou are as much entitled to
such a mark of rcsiect as I am my
self. Thete never was a call but what was
cheerfully responded ' too. AU ha
been harmony and satisfaction. I aril,
not iu a comUtion to steak further and
all I can do is to say. I thank you, and
this testimonial shafl V treasured
my latest hour. I shall csfeem it the
happiest memorial of my life. Kev
ccive my most heartfelt thanks for
thU token of your friendsliip-and re
Wiiebea: We the teachers of Ju
niuta county having again met for the (
purpose of mutual improvement and of
receiving improved methods ii the
science of teaching, do . ......
A' Ut, That the teachers of
the county upou returning to their
schools feel the extent ef responsrbN
ty resting npon them, and by prac
ticing tbe excellent truths aud precepts
given here, show by an increased pro-
ficiency in the discharge of their u-'
ties that the annual gathering' th
teachers has been of iucalculable ad
vantage to us in our work.
2nf, That we as teachers appreciate,
the talent and ability displayed by
1'iofs. W. N IIull and Silas Wright.
Dept. State Superintendent llouck and
Miss Flora T. t'arsons, m tne treat
at of the sheets assigned them,
rd, That the thanks of the Insti-
tnte are due Rev. l'ardoe for very
kindly conducting our devotional' ex
ercises, and for the iuterest evinced in
all our exercises.
Ath, That the increased zeal mani
fested by our school directors, tn cn-
deavoring to promote the welfare of
our schools, their attendance upon cur
Institute, and allowing the teachers
time to attend it, heralds a brighter
day for the public schools iu our coun-
5, That the thanks of the Insti
tute are tendered the people of Mifflin
town and vicinity for the interest mani
fested throughout the entire Institute.
C'A, That we as teachers regret
deeply tbe departure of our most
worthy Superintendent, G.' W. Lloyd,'
from office, and feel that in his able
supervision of our schools and his un
tiring tfforts to raise the standard' of
education amongall our schools we have,
lost an efficieut leader, and socially and
officially, our teachers a warm friend.
Th, That tbe thanks of the Insti
tute arejdue tTifc County Commissioners
for allowing us the use of the Court
House during the entire sessiou.
1) ;. Konrsnx, ;
II. 1'. Stkwakt, j
1. Al LE.V,
f. T AlLMAX, (',:n.
J. M. (Jab. max,
W. I. Hibbs,
M. E. .McLi.vm.
Whereas It Las
I'rovidence to remove from our midst
C P. Ilolman, an esteemed r.nd zeal
ous fellow teacher, whose literary at-'
tainments wen- a Lbornuh order;'
and whose fine social qualities en
deared him to all that kuew him, there
fore Render J, That wc humbly submit to
the will of Him who doeth all things
well, in thus removing from us in the
prime of life oue whose sphere of use
fulness bad just begin'.'
2, That by this dispensation soci
ety has been bereft of a useful member,
and the profession of a fond, faithful '
and devoted teacher, whose zeal and
steadfastness are wYr'thy of our imita
tion. 3rd, That we tender our lieayjflc
sympathy to 'the relative of the 'de
i'A, Th.-it S&ese resolution be printe I
in the pnpers of the county, and a copy
containing them be scut tn the re 1 1
tives of the deceased
W. Smith, "V
A'. Dvsixuf.r, C Com
P. Im.xD-r, )
Whereas : Almighty' God in his
infinite wisdom has scon iff to remove
from our ranks a faithful and erf-jeift-'
ed teacher, whose entire devotion to '
the cause in which he embarked his
many high and noble qualities, as a
man and instructor, has endearpd him.
to the memory of all with whom he
Rrxohcd, That while ,wc humbly
submit tn the will ' of him who or
dcreth all things well, we deplore his
loss from among us' and would com
mend his ardent zeal and untiriikg'
energy to all members of tlie profes
sion as an ' example worthy ofiinita-'
2nd. That we tender our heartfelt
sympathy to the bereaved family of
the deceased, and point them to the
only source of consolation in their af-"
3rd. That a copy of the above Iks
published in each of the county pa
pers and one sent to the family.
J. F. ALLEN, )
D. E. KOBISON, Omi
31. E. McH.NN, )
At a public auction in Morgan field,
Kentucky, the other day, the connty jail
sold for $25, and the Court boose for $75.
It is said that every pension agent in
Ohio is now a one-legged soldier.
The latest style of gold bracelets are
nearly three inches wide.