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Iv70IJLD RATHER BE RIGHT THAN PRESIDENT. Henry Clay s-2.oo IX aivaxgi:. I o 0 ,0 oo O:. .,1 alt be ti: ill; OTi in" IE a.fJ ;C0. 4ES ,vb' in 15 18' .ctc-i 00 ng. 10UH hie f Ji rdes flaf r t est: nde: th: fro I pA mix es ul yp!t gais poll' :'' " J '' ! .t i if o'u VOLUME 7. -pvUiLuw-i. IJST OF POST OFFICES. Post Matters. Districts. CaroUtovn, Steven L. 2 vans, Carroll. Chess Springe, Henry Nutter, Chest. Cenem.iugb, A. G. Crooks, ' Taylor, Cresion, J. Houston, ' " "Waab.int'n. rynsburg. John Thompson, Ebensburg. r4!!en Timber, C. Jeffries, White. Tin . J. M. Christv. Gallitzin. Hemlock, Wm Tiley, Jr., yv asni. Johnstown, I. E. Chandler, JohnstVn. Loretto, M. Adlesberger, Loretto. Vunoter A. Durbm, Munster. PI .tsville, Andrew J Ferral, Sasq'han. St." Augustine, Stan. Wharton, Clearfield. I alp Level,. George Berkey, chland. Sonman, B. M'Colgan Washt'n. sLmer'hill, George B , WJe. Crovle. . S, lryock, S'merhill. IILIlCIir.S, MINISTERS, &c. T?rv. T. M. Wilson, Tastor. 1'reacbinff ererr Sabbath morning at 10 o'clock, and in the evening at o'clock. Sab bath School at 9 o'clock, A. M. Prayer meet in? every Thursday evening at. 6 o'clock. Methodist Episcopal Chureh Rkv. A. Baker, Treacher in charge. Rev.. J. Persuing As lant. Preaching every alternate babbath morSi-, at 10 o'clock. Sabbath Schoo at 9 KtockrAM. Trayer meeting every Wednes day evening, at 7 o'clock. p,,, Welch Jndrpendent-R Ll. R. Powell, JVtor.-Preaching Qvery Sabbath morning at 1) o'clock, and in the evening at 6 o clock. Slbbath School t 1 o'clock, P. M. Prayer meeting on the first Monday evening of each Eontlfwd on every Tuesday, Thursday and Friday evening, excepting the first week in 't&Cac Ellis, Vi ...,,1, .-.-Prv Sabbath evening; nt . 2 and 6 o'clock. Sabbath School at V o clock, A. M. leaver meeting ewry riuay en.nS, Ht 7 o'clock. Society every Tuesday evKung st 7 o'cJock. . Pircipletntr. TT, Lloyd, Pastor. Preach ing every Sabbath morning at 10 o'clock. , Particular Baptists llw . David Evans, Pastor. Preaching every Sabbath evening at 3 o'clock. Sabbath School at at 1 o'clock, P. M. . Catholic Rev. R. C. Christy, Pastor. Srviqe3 every Sabbath morning at 10 o'clock ad Vespers at 4 o'clock in the evening. . EBESRHRG MAILS. . MAILS ARRIVED Eastern, dailv, at 8.50 o'clock, A. M. Western, " at 6.25 o'clock P. M. MAILS CLOSE. Eastern, daily, at , 8 o'clock, P. M. Western, " at 8 o'clock, P. JI. KSThe mails from Ncwman'a Mill?, Car rolltown, &c, arrive on Moaday, Wednesday und Friday-of each week; at o'clock, P. M. Leave Kbensburg on Tnesaays, inursuaya and Saturdays, at 7 o'clock, A. M. RAILROAD SCIIEOIJLE. rRPssnv sTATro.v. WeBt Bait. Express leaves at 0.13 A. M. " Phila. P:.vpress ' 9.55- A. M. . r.d r.;n " 10.33 P.M. I Post T.i n A l Mflil Train " Pitts. Erie Ml. " Altoona Accom. Eiift Phila. Express " Fast Line 1. 03 P. M. 7.49 A. M. 4.32 P. M. , S.31P. If. Z.-il'A. M. " 6.43 A. M. 1. 11 P. M. e.2i p. y. 12.36 A. M. Dy ExpreF3 Cincinnati Ex. Mail Train ' - Xltoona Accom. ii i COl'XTY OFFICERS. ' Judges of the Courts President lion. Geo. Taylor, Huntingdon; Asspciates, George W". Easley, Henry C. Pevine, - . Friikinotart Geoi G., K. Zahra. ; '' Rtgititr and Recorder Jame3 Griffin. . . . ' : 'Sheriff James Myers. .r. District Attorney. Jphn F. Barnes. County Commifsioners John Campbell, Ed ward Glass, E. R. Dunnegan. Clerk to. Commissioners William II. Sech Ur. , ' ' : . Trtawrtr Tsaac Wike. Cltrk to Treasurer John Lloyd. Poor Ifo'ite Jhrntort Oeorge M'Cnllough. George Orris, Joseph Dailey. Poor House Treasurer George C. K. Zabm. Auditors Fran. P. Tierney, Joo. A. Ken nedy; Ewamial Brallier. County Surveyor. Henry Scanlan. . Coroner. -William Flattery. . Mercantile Appraiser John. Cox. Siip't. of Ccnnmon Schools J. F. Condon... BOU. OFFICERS. JUSt'CCS" of the JVr.H.- T" i Edmund J. Waters. rri9on K.nkead, JurJft3c. T. Robert?. . L! JlnT?-Phi!! S.:-3Toon; Ael wif: I'itU jT3' Hugh Jone3 rovph Treasurer-Geo. W. Oatman. -r,- . .. KAST ward. " . 31 orris Peat. ' ho J ouncil-?- Hughes, Evan' Griffith, lfe?r'-Ilichard R.' Tibbott, Robert D. tlZf '""-V 6. Evans. a. woore. , . g-Thos. J.Williams.. - . Oatman. Klttellvir- nkead, George W. rrJbCrt ?lan3rA J"?' Sclan. UJ Meeixon. John D. Thomas AM'MorCapt. Murray. , A r ,r SOCITIES, &c. ft y,, ? aBoni5 IIall Ebensburg, on the P, x 0f each month, at 7 o'clock, 0 F5. "!Khlanl Lodge:No.-428 I. O. ?-SS 10Jdd Fel,ows' Hall.'Ebensburg; 7 Wednesday evening. ' Wpfrr;IIifih,and Division No. 84 Sons of tit ' ? mct3 in Temperance Hall, ,Eb. gfcJvery.SatBrday evening;' ' ' ' ? i fERMS of subscr7pt!on " ' TO ''THE ALLEGIIANIAN ." 2.00 IN ADVANCE, t3 00 1F ypTAIP IN ADVANCE.' ' EBENSBURG, PA., THURSDAY, JANUARY 18, 186C. Baby's Grave. It is just outside my window, I can see it where I sit, With the drooping bough of a willow tree Bending over it. . "Only a baby's grave," they say, . A foot or so of gronnd, With the long gr'jVs waving in the breeze, , And the flowers growing round. And the marble stone at the head of it, . Like a sentinel it stands . Over the form that lies beneath, With folded sinless hands. Only the baby ! ah, yes, I know, -A bird of a single spring . Withered by summer's scorching sun, So pare, so frail a thing. . But oh, the void that Is in the house The weary, wasting blight, Since that ray of sunshine, bo golden fair, Faded away in the night. . . Aye, me ! I am weary and sad to-night. And I almost long to be ' , Where my heart lies buried, in baby's grave, " Under the willow tree. Photographs of Pennsylvania Congressmen. BRIEF SKETCHES OF THE CAREER, WITn TnE MSTRICT AND POLITICS, ' OF THE MES WnO REPRESENT PENNSYLVANIA IN THE THIRTY NINTH CONG3ES3. ' SENATORS. V ' . ltGAP. COWAN It. lie was born in Westmoreland county, Pennsylvania, September 19, 815. Af ter spending one year at Franklin College, Ohio, he craduated at that institution in 1S30,; WhUe. yet a mere boy, ,he: was thrown upon his own resources for a eup porr, and, until ,1842 followed various employments having been a clerk, boat builder, schoolmaster, and a student of medicine. He subsequently studied law, and practised the profession until 1861, when ho was. chosen a Senator In Con gress from Pennsylvania tor the term ending in 1807, serving on the Commit tees on Foreign Relations and Lnrolled I3ill3, and a? Chairman of the Committee on Patents and th Patent Office. In 1S60 he was a Presidential- elector. .. CHABIKS B. BITKAIKW D. lie was born in Columbia county, Penn- pylvama, December 28, 1821 ; adopted the profession of law, and was admitted to practice in 1843 : was prosecuting attor ney for his native county from 1845 to J S47; was a Senator in the State .Legis lature in 18o0,and 1853 ; in 1854 he vvas a commissioner to . exchange the ratifica tions ot a treaty with Paraguay; was a Senatorial Presidential elector in 1350 ; in 1857 he was Chairman of the State Democratic Committee ; during the same year he was re-elected to the State Sen ate, and also' appointed a commissioner to revise the pen ai code ol Pennsylvania j in 1858 he resigned the two latter positions, and was appoiuted- by President Buchan an Resident Minister to Ecuador, return ing home in-' 1861. In 1S63 he wa3 elected a Senator in Congress from Penn sylvania, by a majority ot one vote, jfor the term ending in, .1869, serving on the Committees on Indian Affairs, Post Office, Pensions, Slavery, and Mines and Milling. REPRESENTATIVES, .j . ; I. PISTRICT SAMUEL J. RANDAT.t i-D ' ' : Was born in Philadelphia in 1828 : ed ucated in that city ; was brought up a merchant, and has ever since been enga ged in that pursuit j served four years in the councils of his native city, and in 1862 was elected a Representative from Penn sylvania to the Thirty-eighth Congress, serving on the '-Committee, on Public Buildings and Grounds. Re-elected to the Thirty-ninth Congress. ' II. DISTRICT CHARLES O'SEILtR. Born in Philadelphia March 21, 1821: graduated at Dickinson College in. 1840 ; studied law, and admitted to the bar in 1S43; in 1850, 1851 and 1852 he was elected to the State Legislature, ,and in 1853 to the .State Senate; re-elected to the Legislature in 1859, and in 1862 elected a Representative from' Pennsylva nia to the Thirty-eighth Congress, 'serviug on the Committee on' Commerce. .Re elected to the Thirty-ninth Congress. III. DISTRICT LEONARD' MYERS R. ' Born, in Attleborough, Bucks; county, Pa., .November 13, 1827 ; received a lib eral education and adopted the profession of law; was solicitor for two municipal districts in Philadelphia; revised and di gested the ordinances for the consolidation of th city, and has translated-Feveral works from the French. He 'was elected in 1862 a Representative from Pennsyl vania to the Thirty-eighth Congress, ser ving on the Committees on Patents and Expenditures in the Post Office Depart ment Re-elected to the Thirty-ninth Congress. IV. DISTRICT WILLIAM D. KELLBT R. Was born in Philadelphia in the spring of 1814 ; received a good English educa tion ; sommenced active life as a reader in a printing office ; spent seven years an an apprentice in a jewelry: establishment ; removed to Boston, and followed his trade there for four year, devoting some attend tion to literary matters; returned to Philadelphia, studied law, and was admit ted to the bar in 1841 ; held the office for some years of Judge of the Conrt of Com mon . Pleas in Philadelphia. In addition to his political speeches, a number of lit erary addresses have been published from his pen. He was elected a Representative from Pennsylvania to the Thirty-seventh Congress, serving' as a member of the Committees on Indian Affairs and Expen ditures on Public Buildings,' Re-elected to the, Thirty-eighth Congress, serving on the Committees on Agriculture and Naval Affairs. Re-elected to the Thirty-ninth Congress-. V 1 ! f "' f; V. DISTRICT M.' RtTSSEt TSAYXli-n. ; He was' born iu Petersburg, Virginia, January 27, 1819 ; graduated at tne Uni versity of Pennsylvania in 1840 ; ' studied law, , and was admitted to the bar in '42 ; was elected a Representative from Penn sylvania to the Thirty-eighth Congress, serving as chairman of the Committee on Private Land Claims. He received from his Alma Mater the two degrees of Bach elor and Master of Arts, " Jle-elected to the Thirty-ninth Congress.' . ' '"' VI. DISTRICT B. M. BOYER, D. - r ' Was born in Montgomery county. Pa., January 22, 1822 ; graduated at the Uni versity of Pennsylvania in 1841 ; adopted the profession of jaw; was -Deputy Attor ney General for Mon-tgomery county from 1848 to 1850, and wag elected, a Repre sentative from Pennsylvania to the Thirty-ninth Congress. . . . ., VII. DISTRICT JOHN It. BROOMALL, B. ; ' ' Was born. in Upper Chichester, Dela ware county, Pa., January 19, 1816;; re ceived a common school education ; stud ied .law, and has been devoted to' that profession ; has served in the Legislature of the State ; was a Presidential electcr in 1860, .andiin 1862 was. elected a Representative- from Pennsylvania'-to the Thirty-eighth Congre8s,aud was a member on the Committees on Accounts and Public Expenditures. Re-elected to the Thirty ninth Congress.. : ' . r ; - VIII. DISTUrCT- SYDENPIIAM E..ANCONA D' He was born in Warwick, Lancaster county, Pa., November 20, 1824; remo-i ved to Berks county, and was for several years connected with the Reading ltail-r road Company. He was eleeted Id'1860 a Representative frm Pennsylvania to the Thirty-seventh Congress, serving on the Committees on Militia and Manufactures. In 1862 he was reflected to the Thirty eighth Congress, serving as a member of the Committees on Manufactures and the Militia. Re-elected to the - Thirtv-Ninth Congress. IX. DISTRICT TH A DDE ITS STEPHENS R. Born in Caledonia county, "Vermont, April 4, 1793; graduated at Dartmouth College in 1814; during that year " re moved to Pennsylvania studied law and taught in an academy at the same time'; in 1816 was admitted to the bar in Adams county; 1833 was elected' to the State Legislature, and also in 1834, 1835, .1837, and 18-41"; in 1836 he was elected a Mem ber of the convention to revise the State Constitution; in l838: was appointed' a Canal Commissioner ; in 1842 he removed to Lancaster,' and. in 1848 was elected a Representative from -Pennsylvania" to the Thirty-first1 Congress," also elected t& the Thirty-second, and in l858:was re-elected to the Thirty-sixth Congress, and also to Thirty-seventh, during which he" was Chairman of the Committee of Ways -and Means," having previously "served on vari ous important committeee: In 1862 he was re-elected to :tho Thirty-eighth Con gress, again serving as Chairman on the Committee on Ways and Means, and also as Chairman of the Special Committee on the Pacific Railroad. He was also a del egate to the Baltimore Convention in 1864. Re-elected to the 'Thirty-ninth Congress. . . X." DISTRICT JIYER STROrSE D. ' " ' . Was born in Germany, December 16, 1825 ;" came with his father to the United States, in 1832, and settled in Pottsville, Pennsylvania; received an ac ademic education and studied law; from 1848 to 1862 he edited a newspaper iu Philadelphia called the Xbrt7i American Farmer, after which he 'devoted himself to the practice of his profession; and in 1862 he was elected a Representative from Pennsylvania to the Thirty-eighth Con gress, serving on the Committee on Roads and Canals. j Re-elected to the Thirty ninth Congress"." y ,, XI. DISTRICT PHILIP JOHNS ON D. ,.;'. . v Was : born in,,, Warren county, N. J., October 17, 1818. - In 1839 he removed with Lis. father, to' Pennsylvania, settling in Northampton county..? He was educa ted at Lafayetlo College, where he spent two years, after which he spent two years teaching school , in the South. t On his return home he studied law; was admitted to the bar iu 1S48, and soon, afterwards elected Clerk of the? Court of Sessions, and of the Oyer and Terminer, i In 1853 and 1854 he was elected to the State As sembly; in 1857 was Chairman of the Democratic State Convention;. in I860 he was the Revenue Commissioner: for the Third Judicial district of the State,' and was elected a Representative from," Penn- sylvauia; to the Thirty-seventh Congress, serving on the Committees on Roads and on Patents.' Ho was re-elected : to the Thirty-eighth Congress, and wap a mem ber ot the Committees on Territories. He was also a delegato tO;the Chicago ,Conr vention of 1804. Re-elected to the Ihir-ty-ninth Congress. ! ; J XII. DISTRICT CHARLES DENNISONDl ! "Was born in Wyomiag Valley, Penn sylvania, January 23,; 1818 ; graduated at Dickinson , College in 1839 ;. adopted and practised ' the professon of law, and was elected a Representative from Pennsylva nia to the Thirty-eighth Congress, serving on the Committee on Indian Affairs.' Re elected to the Thirty-ninth'Congress. . .. ; X'ril. DISTRICT CLYSSES 5IERCIR R, Was boruin Towanda, Bradford county IPennsylvania. Aucust 12. 1818 : Hed at Jefferson College in 1842 1 . studied Maw while in college and came to the bar Tin 1843; was a Presidential elector, in i860 ; in March, 1861, he was appointed President Judge of the Thirteenth Judi cial district of Pennsylvania, and elected to the office in October following for a term of ten years,' but which he resigned on being elected in 1864 a Representative from Pennsylvania to the Thirty-ninth Congress.- " ' XIY.' DISTRICT-- GEORGE T. MILLER U. ' Was born in Chillisquaque, Northum berland county, Pennsylvania, September 5, 1809; received an academical education, laboring to support? himself during vaca tions ; studied latv and came to the bar in .1833 ; took an active part in local politics, but: frequently declined nominations for county and State offices;, was for a number of years Secretary oY the Lewisburg-University in Pennsylvania, and in 1864 was elected. a Representative fronj Pennsylva nia to the Thirty-ninth Congress. .. XV. DISTRICT A. J..OLOS3BRENXER Di Born in Hagerstown, Maryland, August 31, 1810; apprenticed at an. early age to the printing business, which ' was his school; wheln Seventeen years "of age he traveled in the 'Weft and became foreman in the4 office , of. tUe:. Ohio Monitor, - and afterwatd.s of , the,.'escr . TiJejraph ; in 1826 he returned , to, Pennsylvania and -settled at York, where ,he published the i ork Gazette, and there held various offi ces'of jrust and -responsibility.'! "In 1849 he was" elected Se'rgeant-at-Arms of the national House of Representatives for t)e Thirty-first Congress,, and was' re-elected to the same office by ' the lour following Congresses; in 1801 he was private secre tary to President Buchanan : in 1863 he became one of the founders of" the Phila delphia Age,' and in 1864 he was elected a Representative from Pennsylvania to Ulie Thirty-ninth Conrens: XVI. DISTRICT.. : Se'at'contcsted by: William II. Koon tz, Republican, and A.' H. Coifroth, Dem.. XVIll. DISTRICT ABRAHAM A. BARKER R. Born inLovell, Oxford county, Maine, March , 30, .1816; received a common school education, and engaged in agricul tural pursuits; was early a strenuous ad vocate of teraperanc3. and anti-slavery; removed to Pennsylvania iu , 1854, aud devoted himself to the lumber and 'mer cantile business; was a delegate to the Chicago Convention of 1860, and in 1804 was elected a Representative from Penn sylvania to'the Thirty-ninth Congress. : ' XVIII. DISTRICT STEPHEN F WILSON R. ' Born "in Columbia" ''.Bradford county, Pa., September1 24; 1821 ; spent tis boy hood on a farm, and received hi education at.WellsboTo Academy, where he was an assistant teacher for one term.; he also for a While ' tauight 'in a district school' in Wcllsboro ; studied and adopted the pro fession 'of law ; was a borough assessor for one ryear, : and a; school' directo'r for- six years ; was a Senator in the State Legi-. lature in 1863, '1864 and-1865; and in 1864' was elected- a Rcpresetitative frt?m Pennsylvania to 'the ;f Thirty -Ninth Cpn gress.' -y'1 f -'?f '?i p"1 ' ' xix. ni8TMcyji!rsi w. scofiecd r. ; He was born in Chautauqua county, New York, March 11, 1817 J graduated at Hamilton College in 1840, and removed to Warren, Pennsylvania, where he was admitted to the bar in' 1843. " In 1850 and 1851 he wa3 a. member .of the State Assembly, and from 1857 to 1859 he was id; the State , Senate.. In 1861 he.. was appointed President Judge of the Eigh teenth Judicial district of the State, ;and in 1862 he was elected a Representative from; Pennsylvania to the Thirty-eighth Congress, serving on the Committees on Elections and Expenditures in the .War Department. Re-elected to the; Thirty ninth Congress. : , .' XX. DISTRICT "CHARLES V. CULVES-R. .. Ho was born in Logan, Ohio, Septem ber 6, 1830; spent the most of his life actively engaged in busines pursuits, and was elected a Representative from Penn sylvania to the Thirty-ninth Congress. 1 ; XXI. DISTRICT JOHN L.'DAWSON- D. He was born in JJniontown, Fayette countyi Pennsylvania, February, 7 1813 ; was educated at Washington College ; adopted the profession of law ; was ap pointed by President Polk, in-1845, Uni ted States Attorney for the Western dis trict of Pennsylvania; was elected, a Representative from Pennsylvania to, the Thirty-second and Thirty-third Congresses serving during the last term as Chairman on the Committee on Agriculture, and in 1862. was re-elected to the Thivty-eighth Congress. and was a member of the Com mittee on Foreign Affairs and also of the Committee on Public Lands. lie wa9 the author of the Hoaiestead Bill which passed in 1854, and a delegate to the Baltimore Conventions of 1844, 1848 and 1860, and of the Cincinnati Convention of 1856, ; ' "- :-,:'; ll' : .- when, on the part of Pennsylvania, he delivered a speech' acknowledging : the nomination for President of Mr. Buchanan. He. was appointed Governor of Kansas by President Pierce in 1855,. but: declined the appointment. Re-elected to the Thirty-ninth Congress. XXII. DISTRICT JAMES K. MOORHEAD-R. : Born on the Susquehanna river, Perin sylvana, in 1806; received a limited edu cation; spent the most cf. his youth on a farm and as an apprentice to a tanner; was one of the contractors for building the Susquehanna branch of the Pennsylvania Canal; was the originator of a passenger packet; line on said canal. In 1826 he removed to Pittsburg, and there he took an active part in improving the navigation of the Monongahela, and was made Presi dent of the Company bearing that name, and established in that city . the Union cotton, factory. .In 1838 he received the militia title of Adjctant General, and subsequently, taking. a great interest in the business of telegraphing, became the president of several telegraphic companies. Inl;1859 he was elected a Representative from : Pennsylvania to tho Thirty-sixth Congress, serving as a member of the Committee on Commerce ; was re-elected to the Thirty-seventh Congress, serving as Chairman ef the Special Committee on National Armories; re-eleoted to the Thirty-eighth. Congress, serving as Chairman of the Committee on Manufactures and as a member of the Committee on Naval Affairs. Re-elested to tho Thirty-ninth Congress. ' .'; XXIII. DISTRICT1 THOMAS WILLIAMS R. " Was born in Greensbarg, Westmoreland county, Pennsylvania, August 28, 1806; graduated at Dickinson College in;1825; studied law and came to the bar in 1828; settled in Pittsburg,'froni. which placeThe was sent as Senator to the Legislature in 1838 and the three following years; iu 1860 he was elected to the lower house of the Legislature, and in 1862-ho was elec ted a Representative from 'Pennsylvania to the ,Thirty:eighth Congress, serving on the Committee ou the Judiciary. 7 Re elected to the Thirty-ninth Congress. XXIV . DISTRICT ;i;EORGK V. LAWRENCE R. ; Was born in Washington county, Penn sylvania, in 1818,: his father, . Joseph Lawrence, having been in Congress before him. He received a liberal education, and devoted himself to agricultural pur suits ;, wa elected to the State Legislature in lS44,.18iO, 1S5S and 1859, nod to the State Senate in 1848, 1849, 1850, 1851 and I860, officiating as Speaker during the last term; frequently served in the conventions of the Siate, and in ISO he was elected a Representative from Penu sylvauia to the Thirty. uiuth Congress., . m tm ... Snow-Flakes, in, a Ball-Root. A writer in Otice-a- Week gives the following singular illustration of the condensation of vapor, which always ensuts when cold air mingles with warm. 'Tlic scene was in a ball-room in' 3Toscpw: ' ." . The heat of the room having become intolerable, one of the gentlemen threw open the top part of one of the windows. A cold gust of wind blew suddenly in through the open window, and the heate'd air :, which wa3 congregated in the upper part of the room became suddenly con densed, arid descended upon tbe assembled party in the form of snow-flakes. Pro bably there never was seen so curious a sight in a'ball, ladies and. gentlemen in ball toilet, in the midst of a dance,' apd snow flakes descending; and were '"it not for the incongruity - of this nttir(?,-Jmore like a skating party "''' , m o : - A PniLOSopiiERj- Tom Corwin used to 'relate a story about a horse jockey in Lebanon,' Ohio, who had a rule "never to lend a man a dollar nnless.he would put down two Sp''anish'xnilled dollars as security.-" The jockey's three main rules of life, however, were, first, "never refuse to drink with a man, -because it won't cost you anything ; second, "never ask a man to drink, because it will cost you some, thing, and might lead the man into bad habits ;" third; "never mind. what happens so long as it don't happen to you." . , tm m , -Jy A traveler relating hia experience in the East Indies alluded to the great number of servants employed by gentle men in that country.:- "To take care of my pipe," said he, "I had four-servants." ?'Is it possible !" "Ye3; it was the duty of the first to briug me the pipe ; the second filled it ; the third lighted it." "And what did the fourth do ?" - "The fourth smoked it I never "could bear tobacco myself I" . . Rowland Hill once said to a con ceited minister who had preached in his pulpit and was fishing for a compliment on his effort, "There was one passage of yours which I admired very much." "Ah," said the conceited preacher, "and that was " "Your passage from the pulpit to the door !" " "Madam, j'our boy can't pass at half fare he's too large !" said the con ductor of a railway train which had been long detained on the road by a snoV storm. "He may be too large now," replied the matron, "but he was small enough when we started I" . The conduc. tor passed on. j Ex-President Fillmore has gone to Europe. - NUMBER 14, Educational Department. Prepared for The Alleghanian. Decision of State Superintendent. By the act of 7thApril, 1849, provision- is. made for the admission into tho public schools of tho State of persons res dent therein who are between the ages of five and twenty-one years. During the sitting of the Legislature previous to the preseut one, the act was so amended ai trf make tha time ot admission between six and . twenty-one years. .Owing to tho great national struggle through which we have passed, the prohibition of, entranco to such as have attained their majority is? made to bear with great and unintended! severity upon a class of young .men who entered tho army while minors, and, hav ing since become of age, are now by the letter of the law deprived of tho benefiYof the school system of the State. , . An instance of this class being brought to the notice of the State Superintendent on an application for a decision'as to tho intent of the law, that officer, after care fully examining the ;wh'ole subject, has pronounced his decision, b which any discharged soldier , . having entered .tho service while in his minority may become a pupil m the public schools of '"the State for a period equivalent to that , which elapsed between the time of entering tho national forces and of attaining the age of twenty-one years. '".!. It is not denied oh the part of Superin tendent Cohurn that the plain words of the law are contravened by his decision, but, recogniziug the indisputable fact that i the intention of the Legislature was aa tar as the sun is from the earth from depriving- of-' their schooling those young Jmen who'Fpint their be'st school days in. rescuing their -country" from threatened destruction, he throws open to them, tho doors of our schools and bids them, enter. The Superintendent' truly considers that these are not the persons intended to' bo excluded by the i rauierS of the act. nov tho people 'at large.- -No hss truo is, it.. that these yt't'vng men were called away by iheir countiy'td arduous and most 'perilous du ties in .the field, and thusjliy the action of the State more than of themselves, havo been deprived of privileges to which they otherwise .would h.ave beeu entitled. It is" but "justice, then, 'that' they hould have restored to them the privileges' which they yielded for'thejr country's weal. " : But whilo we thus approve the action of the Superintendent, v.e regret the ne cessity that, occasioned it. ,lt is an over riding of the law by a creature of the law, justifiable, or at least made so by tho extremities of the case arid the'desire on all hands to show every furur ;tu returned, soldiers.- But. after the present, wiuter, 'the 'same end can be accomplished by means in no way objectionable and" with far greater honor to the State and her Vit izefis if the : Legislature legally do what the State Superintendent of schooh. haa done throuirh a seeiuifii? necessity. ' -1 m ' TlN MEMORY OP THE FALLEN Scriooii Teachep.s. Atthe last meeting' of tho State Teachers' Association 'it y&s unani mously resolve i i that there be a monument ierectedy at tbe expense of the teachers ot the State, in honor cf and as a'tribiite of respect to their brothers who, iu the war pi .rebellion,! ;gava up life that fred; insti tutions i niisht Jive.: . . . .. . ; .As it is necessary to have an accurate iisi or an wno nave mus aieu, ine .associ ation requested tho' School Department to collect, through the district officers,- this desired information. , The v directors ara therefore respectfully and most earnestly solicited to forward to the Department, a ear!' as possible, the full names of all, in their respective district",' that were actual teachers,- who died L. in consequence of wounds received or diseases contracted ia the army or navy of the United States. By actual teachers is . meant. those "who taught by the year, or tefm, in any of the literary institutions of the State. ' . It is a work of charity,, wo know, but its object is .to commemorate , the noble deeds of brave men. Please to make out the list in the fol lowing order, giving tho township or dis trict, the county, and the signature of tha President and Secretary of the board: . Is'ame. Company. llegiuoent. . . Ranki Papers throughout the State are reques ted to call the attention of their commit tees to this subject, in order that directors may collect tho tacts with as little trouble r and delay as possible. J . . ., . ClIAS. R. COBURN," ' tifpt. Com: ISchbols. Holidays. Christmas, Washington's birthday, Fourth of July, and Thanks-, giving day are legal holidays ; when theso , occur on an ordinary school day, they are ; to be observed by closing school, and tho teacher will write on the roll book tho r name of the holiday, in the column under r the proper date, and count tho day as if school had been open. If other holidays are taken- without the consent of tho proper board, the time must bo made up . at the end ot the term. I- r