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Ffv*r SniflMOM
Life ie beautiful, (is duties
Cluster 'round each passing day;
When their sweet and solemn voices
Wain to work, to watch, to pray.
They alone such blessings forfeit,
Who through sloth their spirits cheat,
Or, in selfish stupor sitting,
See the rust their armor eat.
Life is beautiful. Affections
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The Washington correspondent of the Cin
cinnati Times gives the following descrip
tion and anecdote of Greely :
No man in Washington attracts moro at
tention. He cuts a quaint figure everywhere
with his shambling, lopsided gait, loosely
cut clothing, cravat awry, and perched back
on the top.of his head, leaving his great
white faoe standing out like a figure-head
of a Dutch lugger. I believe his address and
negligence of dress to be moaly assumed. It
waa the remark of a certain Greek philoso
pher concerning the Spartans, that "he saw
their vanity through the holes in their gar
ments." Horace's vanity is amply visible
in his pretended eccentricities. Let ma tell
you a little joke I heard last evening while
at the National Hotel. A trio of Irish ser
vants were bnsy talking politics in the cor
ner of the reading
great ppliticians here,) when one of them
suddenly exclaimed:—
'•Be libera, boya, an' there's ou/d Gree
ley !"
'■Where?" exclaimed his companions,
with as much interest in their looks as they
would naturally exhibit on being told that
St. Patrick or Bidtop Hughes was before
, " Standin' you by the table, talking with
(he tall gentleman."
The Hibernians gazed curiously and in
tensely at Horace for ar, instant, when the
youngest of them, apparently a late impor
tation, with wonder In his voice, observed:
"Sure an' he's a white mm.'" - j
"AT ooorte he's a white man," said the
first speaker, in a patronizing tone, as thongh
Horace and he were the greatest of cronies.
"Well, be my sowl, I've been desaved in
the ould fellow entirely," continued the oth
er "I thought he was a nngur
Choice of a I'rotesßion.
There ia nothing in life in which more mis
takes are made than in the choice of a pro
fession. Many young fellows plunge into
one of the gonteel callings without the slight
est consideration of their qualifications for it.
There ia Sydney Van Brnmbandtel, age
twenty-eight—blood that of the old Knicker
bockers, the very first families in New York;
been to the law the last seven years—his av
erage profit per year has been aix and a quar
ter cents. Reason, Van Brumhandtel, Esq.,
ought (o have been topping turnips, or ma
king goose yokes about this season of the
year. Then there's the chsD, Father Time's
First Lieutenant, cubing down both great and
email, who nearly did for me the other da;
by dosing me with Dover's Powders, when
be ought to have ordered about three police
worth of Epsom salts—he ought to have been
engaged on the patent leathers, which i shall
want when my rents come in. He'd make
• respectable figure ip that profession. As
it is he'll make widowa and orphans if he
icnt watched. Then there's my clergyman
—good enough man, but his right work
would have been jacking off boards with
•very bard kuots in them, somewhere in Min
ciota. At that business he vyould have a
fortune and been truly useful. The teacher
ef roy children ought, to be weighing out
pepfWr hi quarter bonces, and making four
per cent, in giving change in his own garner
gtocery, for he is first rate on arithmetic—
but he does not nourish my children's minds,
and eo we go— but who carat as long as a
man's respectable and ganteel.
XW "Bridget," raid a lady to bar servant,
Bridget Don lay, who was that man yon was
talking with so long at the gate last evening 1"
•'Sore, no one bat me oldest brother, main,"
replied Bridget with a flashed cheek. "Year
brother ? I didn't know yoo had a brother.
What is bis name! "Barney Octoolan,
ma'am." "Indeed, how oomea it that bis
name is not the seme as yours t" "Troth,
mam," replied Bridget, "he baa been mar
ried ones."
By a resolution of the Society, adopted
January 14tb, 1856, the following report was
ordered to be furnished to the various news
papers published in the State, with a state
ment of the actual condition of the Publi
cation Fund, and the names of the Trustees
of the Fond, and the officers of the Society :
"The Committe to whom was referred the
communication of our fellow member, Charles
Miner, of Wilkes Barre, in relation to the or
ganization of auxiliary county societies, the
members of.which should pay an annual
contribution to the Pennsylvania Historical
Society permanently established at Philadel
phia; euch auxiliaries to receive in return
copiea of the publications of this Society—
ra.na/jlfaHy report : M
That they have given to the communica
tion the respectful and careful consideration
due to the suggestion) of a gentleman so
well known to us as Mr. Miner, as an able
zealous and successful investigator of Penn
sylvania history.
That they concur with him in believing
that it is the duly of our intelligent and
prosperous fellow citizens throughout the
State, to give hearty and active aid to such
measures as shall be necessary to transmit to
posterity a knowledge of .the details of our
history. The extent of the territory of our
commonwealth, its numerous anu increasing
population, the variety and magnitude of its
resources, and its relations to the Republic',
must give peculiar and growing importance
to its career. The principles upon which its
institutions were founded, and which are
now for the most part common to the olhet
Stales of our political union, are exhibited in
our own annals with peculiar advantage of■
illustration. In every department of the pub- {
lie service Pennsylvaui&ns have contributed
largely to the materials of our general his
tory ; and surely none of us could conlem- i
plate without pain the prospect of our annals 1
becoming obscure through the negligence of
those upon whom rests the sacred obligation
to transmit a clear record of them to future
The arrangements by which we can se-1
cure a steady collection, digest and publica
tion of the materials awaiting our efforts,
must of cou-se be adopted after careful con
sideration of the special difficulties of the
case, the nature and situation of those ma
terials, the degree of our necessary depen
dence upon voluntary and gratuitous servi
ces, and the instiuction derived from expe
rience in other communities as well as in
our own. To be efficient, our machinery
organization should be as simple and perma
nent as possible, so as to be to the smallest
practicable extent dependent upon the fluc
tuations of local interest, or of periodical
pecuniary support. The funds Upon which
we are to rely should be procured with the
least practicable deduction for expenses of
collection and administration, and their ap
plication should be so directed us to concen
trate the influence of the motives which are
to stimulate the collector of historical male
rial and the writer. It is with such views
that the Historical Society of Pennsylvania
was made an association for the Stale rather
than for the city in which, on account of its
origin and the special advantages there a'
vailable for literary labors, the meetings of
the members have been held. Its privileges
have always been open to all Pennsytvani
ans, without respect to residence, and they
are of a character to be eminently useful to
all who choose to enjoy them according to
the original design. The oontribotione to its
literary resources have come from every
quarter of the State and it now enrolls in its
list of members many of our most eminent
and useful citizens. In accordance with this
patriotic liberality of its plan, the Society,
regarding it as a duty to place within reach
tof every reader at tha earliest opportunity
the frails of its accumulations, has laid tbe
foundation of a Trust Fuod, tha employment
of which, as limited by the term* of the
trust, promises to give the earliest and largest
effeol to the legitimate purposes of the soci
ety. This fund is composed ol subscriptions
of twenty dollars each, for which each sub
scriber is entitled, during bis or her life, to
teceive a copy of all publications of the Saci
•ty. The principal is invested at received,and
the yearly revenue therefrom is appropriated
to tbe objects of tbe Trust. Any person may
thus acquire a permanent interest in tbe So
ciety, and a right to participate in the beat
fruite of its labors. Tbe advantages of such
a connection with it has been promptly reo
cognized ; sud already numerous subscrip
tions have been received not only from our
own interior counties, but from other States,
of which tan htve contributed to the Fund.
.This general manifestation of interest ap
pears reasonable enough when we consider
how oiosely the events which belong to our
local annals arc often related Id . the greater
evolotions of American history; and how
many occasions roust arise for publishing
narratives in which the citizens of other
Commonwealths are conoerned. Tha reflec
tion has induced the Soblety to releive the
Trust from restrictions wbioh might other
wise have appeared proper ia respect to the
locality of its subjects. The selection of tbe
materials to be printed has been guarded b)
making indispensable the consent of both
tbe Trustee* and the Society.
With such a plan, a fund which now a
mounts to nine thomand do'lari, and the in
crease of which is rapid, ynnr Committee
eannot doubt the sucoees of the Society; and
fhey share the gratification of their fellow
members upon the welcome given by the
public to tbs first work thna aent to press—
the History of Braddock's Expedition, by
Winthrop Sargent. They have learned with
pleasure, from officers of the Society, that
numerous manuscripts of local historical
character, some of them of early date, have
been received from different sections of the
State; and trial other valuable materials for
the pens of future authors are promised to
us. '■ 1 V .
It cannot be doubted that the incentive*
thus ofTered will be much more efficacious
than any which can spring from the routine
of ordinary correspondence between the So.
ciiely ai d county auxiliaries; and certainly
the expenses and difficulty of maintenance
will be much less. If, stimulated by these
and other views, our fellow citizens in any
of the counties shall bocome sufficiently in
terested in the general work to form an asso
ciation for its belter promotion, the way will
will b lwaya opan ; Mill UM aOtluMnanU
will have become stronger with eaoh aeg
mentation of the resources of the Publica
tion Fund.
Upon the whole, therefore, your commit
tee sre of opinion that it is most expedient for
the Society to lake early steps to inform our
citizens generally of the plan and proipecls
of the Fund, and of its convenience and
importance as an instrument for the produc
tion of a valuable historical literature in our
WiLLiAM BIGI.ER. of Clearfield.
ftKoaoß CHAMBERS of Chambersburg.
SAMUEL BRECK, of Philadelphia.
The Publication Fund is composed ol sub
scriptions of twenty dollars each, the pay
ment of which by any person entitles hirfi or
her for life to a copy of all the publications
of the Society.* This fund is of recent es
tablishment, yet its increase has beer, rapid
and steady; and it already amounts to nine
thousand dollars. Residents in all quarters
of the State, and even in other States, have
become subscribers to it. The selection of
the works to be published is determined by
the concurrence of both the Society and the
Trustees; either haviDg a negative upon the
acts nt the other in this respect. The first
book issued is the History of Braddock's
Expedition, by Winlhrop Sargent; a hand
some octavo volume of 420 pages, with val
naLle maps and engravings. This interesting
work has been very favorably received by
the public. Nearly five hundred copies have
been sold in addition to the distribution to
the subscribers to the Fund. Under a reso
lution adopted for this porpose, persons who
shall become subscribers to the Fund before
the first of May next, will be regarded as
entiled to a copy of this History. Letters
containing subscriptions to the Fund are to
be addressed fo the " Historical Society of
Pennsylvania," Philadelphia. Subscribers
should give early notice of any delay in the
receipt of their book*.
Tbe Society being designed for the whole
State, and its memberships being open to
our fellow citizens of evety county, every
available opportunity is embraced by us to
invite their co-operation in the collection and
preservation of materials for the history of
our Commonwealth, and for securing a just
tribute froiti posterity to the memory of citi
zens who have been in any way distinguish
ed by local or general services. It is hoped
that historical notices of towns and counties,
memoranda of remarkable faots, biographi
cal and genealogical notices, and letters, dia
ries, and other manuscripts, will continue to
be Rent to the Society. It is suggested that,
in all oases of contribution of such materials
the contributor should furnish therewith, as
far as practicable, a statement of such facts
as may be requisite to establish the genuine
ness and authority of the documents, as the
name of the donor, and any information re
specting the archives are recorded and filed
by the Society.
Vice Presidents—George Sharswood, J. R.
Tyson, William Duane, William Shippen.
Corresponding Secretary—Horatio Galea
Recording Secretary—Frank M. Etting.
Trustees of the Publication Fund—George
W. Norris, Sixteenth and Locust streets;
John Joniao, Jr., Manufacturers', and Me
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Third srreat.
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Librarian—Townsend Ward.
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Attest—FßAßS M. Eirino, Itco. Eeo'jr.
January 28th, 1896.
|7* A Western editor, not knowing that
"hotel" is synonymous with our mansion ar
residence, after announcing among the news
of 4ha day, that Talleyrand bad died at bis
hotel in Paris,.proceeded to relate, byway
of an essay upon the mutability of buraan
affairs—how this remarkable man had ruled
France by his talents—been the oonfidant
and adviser of Napoleon—done a thousand
important things that bad excited the atten
tion of nations—and finally, notwithstanding
the distinguished part be had piayed in the
world's history, died a tavern keeper.
A colored servant sweeping ont a hotel
boarder's room, found a sixpence, which he
carried to its owner.
"You may keep it for your honesty," said
Shortly after he missed his gold pencil I
i case, and inquired ol the servant if be had
seen it.
"Yes, sir," vrata the reply.
[ "And what did you do with it?"
"Keep um for my honesty, ear."
Singular Abttna of Mind.—An old lady the
other evening , failing to find the rappee,
with which she usually titilated her uose,
deliberately went to the parlor table and
snuffed the candle!
' A , , , 'lt. ll ■=
Truth aid Bight fed aid m feutry.
On Ihe Biß to Repeal Ihe Act to Restrain the
Sale of Intoxicating Liquors.
Mr. WRHJHT, of Luzerne said: Ido not riae
so much, Mr. Speaker, to diacuaa the merits
of this meaaure, aa lo keep ihe debate to the
point really before the Houae ; and to reply
lo rome of the remarks that base fallen from
the opposition. The subject itself baa been
discussed in all forms and places. The bill
proposed to be repealed is the product of a
Yankee notion. I was early taught a heahhy
bate of some Yankee notiona. The peace
ful prisoners of our faith, Mr. Speaker, met
with martyrdom io the pious and goodly town
of Boston, for the simple promulgation of
their holy and peaceful faith. . The banish
ment of the Baptists was another Yankee no
tion. The execution of Salem was
another. American devotion to ihe sable
hue, had its origin there—being * most
inventive people, the discovery of making
men moral by statute, had its origin with
them. The aterliog worth of .New England
I value as I should. Her early and rugged
morality, stained as it was with Quaker blood,
the banishment of the Baptists and execu
tions for witchcraft, is yet to be commended.
Her invention anil intelligence have a world
wide reputation. In the dark hours of Ihe
revolution her patriotism was undoubted.—
She ta entitled to high praise, though there
be on her escutcheon the dark spots of blood,
of bigotry and fanaticism. I may be per
mitted lo Bpeak freely of her faults, since I
sm partly of her lineage. The discovery of
regulating palates by statutes, is eminently a
Yankee notion. Some other Commonwealths
have fell the contagion. Maine, the first to
try the experiment, is the first to condemn
it. Pennsylvania, having repudiated the
principle by her popular vole, had this ill-fa
vored imp forced uposr her people by a Leg
islature that was the unhealthy growth of a
fanatical storm. Her people, whose avowed .
wishes were thus disobeyed, have given a :
most terrible rebuke lo her servants. The ;
gentleman from Lawrenoe (Mr. M'Comb) |
most earnestly warned the Democracy of the
deleat and disaster that would result from the
repeal of this law. He seemed to be sincere,
and yet I think he expected lo be understood
in u Pickwickian sense. Alas I for that good
old ship, when that gentleman shall heave
the lead and give her soundings. He afraid '
our party will be damaged by repeall I warn
the friends of repeal against the proposition '
of the gentleman from Montour, (Mr. Mont
gomery,) to commit the bill buck to the
Committee wiihigalru&tfbns to report a strin
gent license law. No man in this House
esteems Ihe Chairman of that Committee
(Mr. Hill)' more than! Jo." He comes to this
House with a character any man may well
be proud of; that all of us should imitate—
but I desire to have his aid and that of the
mover of this re-commitment on the naked
queslon of repeal. Repeal has been most
clearly decided by the popular voice, and is
now demanded by a vast body of petitioners,
who are daily reproving us for delay. Let
the question be fairly and broadly met. A
stringent license law has not yet been defin
ed here, it is in every man's mouth; and the
definitions 1 fancy will be as numerous as Ihe
gentlemen who use it.
If a radical change is to be made in the li
cense laws as they will stand on repeal, it
will require time, and members will most
naturally desire lo consult their constituents
before final action. The months of January
and February, in which lessors and lessees
make their negotiations—fhe two first terms
in some of the oounties during which appli
cations must be made for licenses, will be
over before you have perfected this change.
That some change will be made appears to
be conceded ; but let us first do what is our
plain and manifest duty. Let us abrogate
this law.. None ol our opponents have pass
ed by this law without >treome manner con
densing it. It has no absolute defender;
but there is expsessed a purpose to hold to it
until we yield something. Why should we
make their fall less severe* Last winter,
with the gag on our brethten, they adopted
this measure. They were arraigned before
the tribunal of the people—'ibeir accusation
and defence 1 ward—they were condemned
—sentenced—and for one I am not for delay
ing execution. It is said thm a bill simply
repealing wlllnot meet khe concurrence of
rha ••-ordinal* branch of the Legislature, nor
the Executive sanction.' £b<*, sir, should be
n guide to onraetioii. We should be ready
to believe that they will observe as faithfully
as we, the cardinal doctrine of the govern
ment—that the clearly declared will of the
people ia to be obeyed.
This ia a wise and unbending rule ; let us
conform to it, whatever others may do. It
waa a want of oonfidence in the popular oa
psoity to rule that has ever been the destroy•
or Of Our opponents—for I do not really know
I by what name they are known now—but I
suppose it ia tbst "tame old coon" we have
met and conquered ao often before. Let ns
tread lightly over the ashes of the departed—
our ancient, bat noble, foe hath been gather
ed into the great garner. The able gentle
man from Erie, (Mr. Bail,) whose large ex
perience Suggested lo bi allies the mode of
reaching this, discussion, must have stood
sorrowful by when the old whig party, iu
whose ranks he had foogbt manfully, was
darkly swallowed up by this new combina
Tbs eloquent repteieoUiire from ibe city,
(Mr. Morris,) informed the House that be rep
resented a christian oomrnuniiy. We, who
are for repeal, 1 suppose have a sort of hea
then ooosiituenoy. On* takes all the talent
and respectability, the other all the Christi
anity. I supposed that taking the two first
they would have left ua what was of more
value, end for which formerly Ihere waa not
so much struggling, until it beoame a politi
cal element.
The gentleman from Lawrence, when he
introduced his statistics, pointed to the vote
of my county, and arraigned ine before my
constituents. I will not allow him lo judge
between their representative and themselves.
I challenge him for cause; I go witk bim be
fore my old clients—friends, neighbors and
supporters—then if there be any bias, it shall
be on my side ; but I will introduoe him fair
ly, as a gentleman of ability and character,
possessed of fine social qualities, but unfortu
nately tinctured with some of the isms of the
time. I would add, be comes as my accu
ssr; therefore "Hear him for bis cause, and
be silent that ye may hear." Aye, Mr. Speak
er, I would be happy also lo have my friend
from the city along. They should look upon
■ vlly M fauiuitDl • may lb* ion gtlila in
all his oourse. I will show them a county,
that, in the respectability of her citizens,
stands among her sisters the peer of the best:
in morality and unostentatious piety, not
challenging for the high placee her merits
would entitle ber to take; in her combined
mineral, mechanical and agricultural resour
ces, the equal of ar.y, if not the superior of
all. And now, since the storm hath spent
its fury—sgain what she has been, the great
breakwater at the North, against 'he flood of
urns from that quarter—the gentleman from
the city would acknowledge that my col
j league and myself£o represent a part of the
. great christian constituency of the Common
wealth. Yes, Mr. Speaker, I would like to
take both to a qu'el, hospitable cot'.age under
the hill side; they should have a cordial wel
come lrom the compeer and friend, personal
and political, of Webster and Clay. They
would depart with a vivid recollection of the
quick step —the long, white locks, and kindly
benevolent look of the Historian of Wyoming.
| He ie an old line Whig, and a gentleman of
the old school. Aye, 100, shall be of my judg
es—nvy, my defenders. My county gave
her majority for prohibition. No political
questions were mixed in that contest. With
the aggregate result of our citizens, if not sat.
isfiei), were at least submissive. They did
no' counsel the last Legislature virtually lo
do what bad been forbidden. During the
canvass of last fall it was made an issue in
my case, and both sides had, in writing and
in the public prints, my views on this sub
ject. My reply to the temperance committee
was the only one published—l believe the
only one received—and rny majority was
greater than my colleague's, although his
sentiments were believed to be the same; and
I believe he will feel compelled lo vote with
me on repeal, for eocli is. the wish of our peo
ple. Whether we misrepresent our constitu
ents we must be permitted lo judge for the
Before I part company with the gentle
man from Lawrence, I would not be outdone
in kindness, and for warning I returu warn
ing. Let the gentleman cast his eye over
this House. What has caused a'l this change?
What a falling o(T among his friends. Where
are the representatives that he could count
one from the city—from Bucks, Chester,
Delaware and nearer by yet, aDd a safer place
—how doeß it come that old Lancaster, the
only one that could bring down the beam
when Berks was in the other scale, sends two
Democrats to this House? -J give the gentle
man warning that even in the Sebastopol of
his territory, thete is danger—there is a sad
rent in the Redan. Let him take heed that
his guns are not all silent in (he Malakoffj in
the coming struggle. The gentleman will
find a lesson here worth his serious attention.
There is a steadiness of person in the Penn
sylvania German, that does not admit of fre
quent change. He thinks carefully and cau
tiously— not liable to be led ofi by whims
and freaks—and when Ihe decision is once
made, it is irrevocable.
Steadily and quietly it appears to me, and
certainly, there is a change coming over the
political character of that noble old county.
And ir. the approaching struggle, I believe
and hope, she will stand with her noble foe
—old Berkt—on the side of the constitu
tion, on the platform of Stales' rights, and that
hereafter the straggle between the (wo will
be a friendly rivalry for mastery oo Ihe lams
When I first add reused the House, we had
the petition presented by my friend (Mr.:
Jieinhold) thirty-three feel long. It ie said
there are two or the duplicate sheets. Well
give them a liberal allowanoe, and there ia
yel thirty feet sound. We have had peruana
from all quarters—the monster Alleghe
ny sixty feet long, and inan-y signed sinoe
the debate began, pointing out and demand
ing an "unconditional repeal" of the jug law-
The east and the west hart used an unequiv
ocal language.
Mr. Speaker, I bare words of moat hearty
commendation for the temperance men of
former days. They were earneat men, zeal
ous in discbarge of their high and genetous
purpose. They reasoned in kind words, and
with warm hearts. They pleaded with and
converted men to their rows. Derout cler
gyman gave special heed to that command
of their mission requiting them to preach
tmperanct, not prohibition— -not Maine law—
not the abuse ofjmen as honest as they-—for an
avocation, the pnratiit of whioh one consid
ered right and another wrong. They did not
talk of rotes and ballot bdces. No, no, sir,
tbey preached the temperance of the gospel.
And what a marvellous change they wrought
over the whole land 1 Ido not know how
it was on your part of the State, but in mine,
before this effort, a man did not consider
himself a welcome guest if he entered your
bouse and departed without being invited to
(be side-board, t dofibt not each was the
rule with you, and my Ifiend (Mr. Ball) as
sents to such being the practice in Erie. The
aide-board and the bottle disappeared—even
heart-cheering wine, (he generous juice of
the grape, was banished alike from private
and open use in families—if disappeared
from the harvest and hayfield—the distiller
ies were stopped. Publio sentiment, that
most men respeol, and many dread, was on
the side of temperance teform. In the evil
hour, wicked men, or such as had "zeal with
out knowledge,'' coupled temperance and
politics, and the embrace has well nigh stran
gled the first. Then the "notion" got afloat
that men could be controlled by statute as
you guage a log for the saw—that man should
be exempt from temptation, and his trial state •
I meddle with no man's ragout—let him keep
his lingers out of mine. Fanatics got on a
hobby—morality was to be created by stat
ute. This unnatural and atnkly enabling or
the Isw mast soon perish. (_aro not here to
day the defender of drunkenness, nor lbs pro
moter of it. It has increasing vitality, the
cause is to be discovered in the natural aver
sion in man to be coerced. It is to be found
in the unwise use of power In fanatical hands.
It is to be found in the desecration of the altar
and pnlpit, that instead of being holy to the
gospel and teachings of onr faith, has been
converted into a place of political leoturea on
temperance and kindred subjects, as oonnec
ed with political parties and the ballot boi.
The prostitution has been as great as was
the temple when the money changer* were
scourged out. To such I would commend a
carelul study of that terrible doom—"Lei him
that is filthy be filthy still." lam aware, sir,
the exceptions to this were many, and they
are increasing.
Mr. Speaker, before I sit down I will call
attention to the matter as it stands before the
House. The gentleman, from Montour pro
poses to refer the whole matter back to the
committee. If this is to ba done—let it be
done now, without further loss of lime; lor
when the report comes in we shall have to
fight over the whole- grotlnd again. I am
most willing to give gerillemeh In opposition
a lair field and ample opportunity for discus
sion on the final passage, but 1 have an ob
ject in reaching tbe disposition of this motion
—for I most anxiously desire the weight of
my frieud from Montour, and the aid of the
gentleman from Westmoreland (Mr. Foster)
on the general question, where both must
stand with us for repeal. Let us get a vote
on the point, and let the result be either way,
the subject is as fully open for discussion as
now. lam confident we are prepared for a
vote now—the fever and furor of the onset is
over—the subjects of spmpathy snd elo
quence have aii but one been ably and dex
terously used. Oil# of the gentleman early
in the contest, when I was persuading him
privately to allow a vote to be had, resisted
it, because he said, already have all the
points of sympathy been touched—the wid
ows, the orphans and lite Indians—and now
there is nothing left but the "niggers." It is
right sir, thsl we should feel, and feel keen
ly, the evils that have been so vividly brought
before us; but let ua approach this subject
with coolness and judgment, and decide our
course by such reasons and arguments as will
hereafter defend, on principle, our votes of to
This thing called patronage is a queer ibing.
It is very correctly remarked by some one j
that it is composed of as many color* as the j
rainbow, and is as changeable as the hues of 1
the chameleon.
One man subscribes (or a paper, and pays
for it in advance—he goes home reads it the
year rouud wilh the proud satisfaction that it
is his own. He hands man advertisement—
asks the price and pays for it—this is patron
Another man says—"put my name on your
list of subecrsbers and goes off without as
mueh as saying pay once. He asks you to
advertise—but says nothing about paying lot
it. Time passes—your patience is exhaust
ed, and you dun him : he flies into £ passion
—perhaps he pays you—perhaps r 0 |
Another man haa been a s>v.bscri'ber for
some time. He becomes ,ire.ti of it, and wants
a change, lhinks wants another journal
gives it up, and you a bad name. One
; r k; ;rT u *-.
fused.- "eying for it fa among his last
thouphte. After a time you look over his ao
eoun'.s and send him a bill of "balance doe."
lot he does not pay it—treats you with si
lent contempt. This too some call patron
*g®- j
Another man hvea near you—never took
your paper—it U too small—don't like the
paper, don't, like ita principles— too Ameri
oanish, 100 Democratic; ita leaders too strong,
its tales to dry, vice versa, or aomatbing else
—yet goes regular to his neighbors and reads
it—finds fault with ita contenta and disputes
its positions and qnarrefa with its typo or pa
per. Occasionally sees an article belike*,
buys a paper per quarter. This, too, is pat
Another (and bleu you it does us good to
see such a man) aays: "The year tor which
I have paid is about to expire; I want to pay
you for another." This is patronage, bat ah,
how rare I
Another man subscribes—wauta you to
give it to him on advance terms; he gets it
regularly every week, reads it oarefuily, and
wiU always praise it every time be see* yon,
as being a good paper, wishes you success,
hopes others will subscribe and enoonrage it,
feel* disappointed if it fa issued irregularly, l
and is the first to complain of its non-appear
aned—all this he ean do; yet he never dreams ;
of paying OQISM you den him, and then with |
good promises be will put yon off. This is;
too, very ooramon patronage. '
[Two Dollars par Annas.
Prom Ike New York Picayune.
Uncle Samuel end the Doctors—A 'Fable-
Once upon a time there was sn aged and
very respectable individual, known in bis
vicinity by the popular sobriquet of Uncle
Samuel. One tftfy a number of dootors of
bia acquaintance fell unanimously to saying
he was ill. He #a himself not aware of tbe
faot. True be waa not quite to active as in
hia earlier years—he moved more stoutly to
ward objects; but he thought that waa owing
to a larger amount of forethought than had
• been usual with him when young. He felt
; himself stronger than ever,enjoyed his raesls,
I slept soundly, and in general led a vary com*
, for table existence'. But, a* i sometimes the
i case with friend*, aVf these doctors gilhered
around him one morning and insisted upon
j it that he was very unwell. One said that he
, looked as if he were going into a galloping
consumption. Another ibougbt Samual had
swallowed t iituh -piAtt,, tufit, wn- slowly
| but surely consuming bis vitals. Another
Stoutljf insisted that his cemplalut wss the
result of a mere want of exercise, and that
aS his possessions were too small, he must
needs, by some means or other, acquire more
territory to walk about on. And thus thsy
kept on enforcing their views loudly and per
tinaciously, until the discussion became a
mere wrangle. But there sat Unote Samuel,
uot knowing what to do wiih these very kind
friends. He couldn't exactly send tbem out
of his House at Washington, where they had
met for mane reasons, so he hail to stay and
: bear 'hem out. Now, all this anxiety on the
i pat! ot these doctors was attributed by very
disinterested friend* of Samuel to one cause,
to wit; that they hoped Samuel would die,
and that they would in oue way or other get
hold of his estate—which ihey intended to
divide among them—'hoping thus in a short
lime to become immensely wealthy and
comfortable, and lire in spleudor all their
days ; for the estate was an enormous oue
and would cut up very fat.
So one party insisted upon it that he should
swallow a very nasty compound called black
drop—which was the only unpleasant drop
in Samuel's cup of happiness. The other
party insisted upon it that he shoald not; and
so between the two, the old gentleman had
a very comfortable time of it. Now, it must be
remerotCrcd that these doctors were also
•mploysd, in his household and On his farm,
to take csre of his property and provide for
his numerous laborers and dependents. But
in this contest about the black drop, they
suffered everything to go to rack and ruin;
the laborers vtere left unpaid, and Unelu
Samuel began to acquite a bad reputarioc
among his neighbors.
What shall be done with the Bottle of
"Don't look so croa*, Edward, when I call
you back to shut the doors; grandpa's old
benes feel the cold wind ; and besides, you
have got to spend your life shutting doors,
and might as virgli begin to learn now."
"Do forgive me, grandpa, I ought to be
ashamed to be cross to you. But whst do
you mean? 1 ain't going to be a sexton. I
am going to college, and then 1 am going to
be a lawyer."
"Well admitting aii that; I imagine 'Squire
Edward C—— will have a good many '
doors to shut if he ever makes much of a
"What kind of doors ? Do tell me grand
"Sit down a minute, and I will gtve you a
"In ihe first place the Moor of your ears'
must be cloved against the bad language and
evil counsel of the boys and young men you
will theet at school and college, or you will
be undone. Let them onoe get possession
of that door, and I would not give muoh for
E.lward C - s future prospects.
"The 'doo- 6 f y olu eyes,' 100, must be shut
sgainst books, idle novels sud low, wick
e(l '.iswspapers, or your studies will be neg-
I lecied, and you wilf grow up a useless, igno
rant man. You will have to close Ihem some
times against the fine things exposed for sale
in the store windows, or you will never
| learn to lay up money, or have any left to give
"The 'door of your lips' will need especial
care, for they guard an unruly member, which
tba doors of tbe Syas sod ears. That dooris
vary apt to blotc open; and if not constantly
watched, will let oat angry, trifling, or vui-
I gar words. It will backbite sometimes worse
than a March wind, if it is left open too long.
I would advise you to keep it shut much of
tba time till you have laid np a store of knowl
edge, or at least, till you have something val
uable to say.
"The 'inner door of your hsail' must bo
well sliul against temptation, for conscience,
the doorkeeper, grows very indifferent if you
disregard his call; and sometimes drops
asleep at his post, and when you think you
are doing very well, yon are fast going down
to rutu. If you carefully guard the outsidu
doors of the eyes, and ears, and lips, you
will keep out many cold blasts of sin, whtuh
get in before you think. , . /
"This 'abutting doors,' you see, Eddy, will
bo assrious business; on* on whieh your
well-doings in this life, and tbe next, de
pends."—Am. Men.
TH Ftmrac.- HOW we sometime# yearn
to draw aside ibb veil whioh conceals futur
ity from our view, and ace what rime hu in
■tore for us. Alas ! we know not whet we
wish. Few, perhaps, would hare strength
to press forward through the clouds apd dark
ue* that often lie ill the brightest pathway.
Wisely and well, therefore, are they coa
'ceiled from view. ,

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