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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.
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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
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''THE ALLEGIIANIAN ."
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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."
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-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.
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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.
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