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All •i. .ii hi re will receive . nil. OOic* ull Alain St., Oppo ift lfot.se. 10:1 v7\\~. KNOX, f ' ' \ ■" < nl'T.aport. will •eiil hi Courts ;u I'ot XT s.iid if it t.. OLMSTEH, I* corxsELum at law. 5'.. , wil! attend to all business .iti with proaipmes un ! a '!' ip. : nice Link. 5 t -10:1 ISAAC BENSON. I ■W. 'o ■ crajmrt, I'a., wiil . .-led to him, with ! .ii*. U:1 ■ corner West ... i'. \VI LLIsION, i '• \V WHlAnoo', Tioga i'o.,J '■ 11 j ' ( .111'..' 'it l'o'Ler all'! i I I .lull-.i ii< :it i.uici | ll' Jj.—Maps oi an. ; a. i ... u.ucr. 0:1 -. j . ne v. .ti promi iv re ' |ito'i .-C total services i ...-tine tormerlv o<;-, | U ' * . A. JONfcis. SMITH JONKJJ, ' S. M" HTNKS. PAINTS. * . .. . y, P: v Coods, , * Ai ' . ( *,> . I il. j i' K ()LMSTi:i>, V .unUS. I;.:A: jy'-MAI>:: -1. Ci-iCci.t n, *f,, .Mu:u St.. 10:1 ( •' W. .MANN, K ' H '\ B< HjfS 4 STATIONERY, MAG -4 M .-ic, N. \V. corner of Alain ' ,l ns .oi port, ia. lt:l ' hi! LU)N, t.C lute fr<>'.it the City of -I, *. V hop npposito Court 't. Putter Co. Pa. ul r attention paid to CUT -10:35-1 j. !i MtV .J. OLMNTEI), ( ft" W. SMITH,) ' .i..- TI.V 4 SHKKT IKON nearly up: oslte the Court • > rport, j'a. Tin and fcheet - •• to uruvr, in style, on ** - e. 10:1 •' M>l'( iKT HOTI li, Pi atietur, turner qi -<i> i Street , Comicraport, Pot- Oat 4 ■ '.NV uorhi;, '..Lr, Prop! letir, Cologburg ini!• north ol < uu ®i •* 1 Atl.tM.lt p,u*'l. 044 lV'rt',s Corner. From IToqter's Weekly. BEAUTIFUL SNOW. ; Oh ! the snow, the beautiful snow, I' ding the .sky and (he e:irth below ; * Over the ho t over ih ■ street, , Over iiie heads ot tiie i>£pple vou wpgitr Dancing, Kfirting, I Fdijmping alone:. Beautiful snow! it run do nothing wron ' • j FLYING TO |] R.;.. INFL V'S T ( ii.r.ug to lips ni u tiMucsome freak, i 5 iiuut'.ii snow, Iroui the heavens above, Fnrt ns an angFl aiid fickle su !ove! O'x! the snow, the beautiful snow ! 11\ tie flakes gather and laugh - thev go ! w hirl.ng about in its ma.id nieg fun. It plays in its dee with every out, Chasing, Laughing, Hurrying by, R T lights UP the face and it sparkles the eve ■ : An I even tne dogs with a bark and a bouud, Snap at t! c crystals t! .it ed.lv around. I'iie town is alive and its heart in a glow, To welcome the coming ol'beautiful snow. , How the wild ciowd goes swaying along, ! Hailing each other with humor and song ; H' .v the gay sledges 1 ik• • meteors hash bv— Bright lor a moment, then lost to the eye, i Kinging. Swinging, Dusuing th n y go. Over the crest of the beautiful snovr, Snow so pure when it fails from the skv, io b' 1 tr. Liipled in mud bv the crowd rushin ,r ' ': fo be trampled and tracked by the thousands of teet Till it hi.nds with the filth in the horrible: street. ; Once I was pure as the snow—but I fell; Fell, like the snow-flakes, from heaven—to ! hell! Fell, to be Irampled as the filth of the street ;! Keil, to be scoffed, to be spit on and beat, Pleading, Cursing, Dreading to die Selling my soul to whoever w< uld buy, Dealing in shame for a morse! of bread, ria ing the living ami fearing the dead. Merci.ui Gru! have I fallen so low? A .id vet I was once like this beautiful snow ! j |Once 1 was f.ir as the beautiful snow, \\ .;h :i <' ye like it.-: cr - tabs a heart Flee its ! gl'.W" ' One.' I was loved for my innocent grace— 1 j Fiattei ' .t ami : uigbt lor the charms of uiv face, j Father, Mother, Sisters all, . God and myself. I have lost by my fall. The veriest wretch that goes shivering by ; 'A'Til take w ide sw> ep, lest I wander too nigh, . F r of all that is on or about me, 1 know. There is nothing that's pure but the beautiful j MOW. How strange it should be that this beautiful snow Should mil on a sinner with nowhere to go ! L w strange it would be, when the nigh! comes again, If the tm w uau the ice struck my desperate bruin ! Fainting, Freezing, I m i;i£ alone ! 1 To wicko ! f-.r * r. ; er too weak for my mcai. IT • be heard in the crash <>• the crazy town, G me lu.ut in .heir joy at the snow a coming down ; i o :•< and to die in my terrible wo, Wile a oedaud a shrou d ol the beautiful snow! gtmnitkiuil. I lor i/.r I'iticr Journal. To School Uireclors. I Mr.. EDITOO. —THROUGH the columns 'ofy~ur paper i wish to state a few tacts tor the consideration ol school directors. Being so I .n -what interested m the progress and welfare of common school- 2 , I have tak n tii ■ liberty (or availed myself.oftho ri h to examine .-omc of the reports oi 0 . ci er—and iu one uf the uiost liourish- I :ng ;unl p>. pu'.ou* townships iu the eouu t\, L n i ced a report that had the follow ing recommendations: i roui beginning to end, it bad not a s ingle marie of puncuation, although sev er..'l abbieviated words aud initials of per ' sun ' names were its. <l, thus leaving the leader a fair chance to peruse it through without interruption. .Neither was there , much bother from capitals, lor about one half the author's names began with small jle-'ters; and the possessive case was eu . tireiy unknown. As to spelling, when I ! said " gramar" " mid ten' etc., L couolud ied the policy was to shorten words—but 1 next came " arithmoticlc' and some ro t ma: kably ingenious spelling of scholars' 1 names, (specimens ot which 1 ll out send now,) words to which uiy rule would not apply, and consequently 1 am still '• halt ing between two opinions," with this phi losophical question unsolved. 'i his, Directors, is actually true, and 1 j what I want to know is how such poorly fjualitied teaohers happen to be employed, j L hardly think it is the wish of our citi zens who pay only thirteen mills school tax on the dollar, to have their children instructed by persons so delicient. Is the i i County Superintendent in fault for grant - ing them a certificate ? In this case Ihe '• cert ideate" certified that the teacher ira& 1 not competent to teach, and the same, 1 am confident is the case with ah those whoso quaiint nous are so deficient tout aspire to the pro less ion ot teaching. Aud CCUDERSPORT, FCTTER COUNTY, PA., TrUTRSDAY, JANUARY 13, 1359. arws—wch—wTl 111 i.ui j ufc. I this report is not, in all respects a " rare case," although [ have seen some of a ; very different stamp —and again 1 leave j the matter unsolved, stiil wondering •' who. j is to blame." X. , , ■ - For tii''. Potter Journal. 3s i! Uesl So Punhii I'lipHtil '1 bis is a practical question ; and I am aware that it is a two -sided question. In l spite of the glowing descriptions that the • Father*" give >•' the schools they at-' I tended, where the master jerked from two to a dozen over the de*iv daily, and flouacd is many more —for ail they use to be so ; very still and fearful, ami careful nut to j touch a slate and pencil before they wore fourteen years old. Alt ho' it was thought necessary to read the -'code' the svuond morning after letting the urchin* have i their way uue day, or perhaps at noon if they got too bad, affixing to each article tlie dread penalty "come onto (The floor, draw your jacket, settle the account/' Notwithstanding all these things, there are some teachers who cuter school now-a-. ! days v. ith tiie resolution that they will not, I enforce the government of tiie school 1 through fear of physical suffering. They t are willing that the scholars should know 1 i that there will not be a whip brought in to the school house. They intend that every one in school shah not only umler- jstand what the regulations are, but. shad know why they are made, and shall beal lowed to pass his unbiased judgment on : their utility. There are two systems, di-j verse from each other, each of which isi j sanctioned by teachers of true worth and •merit, and I may add success. I, like I many others, as a practitioner and mi par-j i tial observer, find myself in a dilemma.; The baud that pens these lines has wielded Esq. Hickory, whose recipient was the ! back of a rebel puoil. The uiotto "Do, Right" enforced by gentle means and per suasiveness has also been my rule of ac tion. From these considerations f see • strong reasons lor the belief, that, '1 the i p over of corporeal punishment were tak- j len from teachers, our schools Would bo •be ll; d. Here is my data : is:. K.ery child has a sense ot justice. 2nd E" -uy child whose inn.ate good-! j rn-sv i.* oherisimu will do all he can toeu ! force the jrincip'es of justice, whether it ' I ' ; condemns or -commends sob. 3rd. The system of punishing can claim j to do nothing more than to crush the evil: of our nature, leaving the good alone, while the other plan is, in its very nature j calculated to cherish a luxuriant, growth! | of goodness, justice aud self-govern.cent, amidst which tne dread evils of wicked' mortals soon vanish aud arc unknown. I may bo wrong, but t do contend that; . every pupil has a sens.- of right and wrong and is a lover of justice, and that iuas mjcii as, physical punishment rather! | crushes than cherishes these feelings, iu Ishould ho iii-continued, and the teacher - louiu at peal to the highest and noblest , tuougnls ni ii:s pip. *, depending up #n tiif.se virtues and t-.cir cuiuvaliou lor ;iu : government of hi school. Fellow teacher am L not riglit? W. M ♦ For t!.e Potior Jou: .1 r . j Letten on i'Uoiit'ihs. -f. 4. ; Our Present Orthography a i'ratkal Pa Hurt . i Did the bad effects of our orthography; end iu being a scientific failure they ■might be borne with. But this is tar; , from ti'ing the case. A system oi'writ rintr which proceeds ru- '..idingto m rule, ;ceases to be a system oi alp'abctic writ-. . ing a'tohetl cr, the term iu its prop er sense), is, in fact a system by which ' each separate word has a seoarato i:ule , pendent evntbol, whieii nm t be indlvid / uully committed to men.orv. so that the /sound should recall the sign and the sign j ;11 • e sound, and tiie only advantage of having these symbols composed ot por tions of a series of 20 known an 1 named . forms, is the greater readiness with which ihc eye discriminates them, and the parts of each symbol may be described iu words. . In poiut of fact all the ordinary systems; .'of teaching to read and spell, proceed up | on this fundamental fact. One system, /known as the "look aud say" method, j does so without disguise; tlie teacher .'points tea word, utters the sound, and : ; proceeds in this way with every new word .: until the child reeeu'uues it when shown u ' again. [ j In other systems, the fact is more or Jless disguised by teaching first the names .| of the several constituent parts. But iu all systems, the mode in which spelling iis taught displays the principle in all it.* i i native ugliness. Column after column of dull symbols, have to be committed to memory by naming the letters of which J the words are composed, the most tedi ] ou, uiost irksome, most irrational exer (ci.se of a child's memory which it is weli .; possible to conceive. If we then conceive spelling as a con jitrivau.ee. for rendering the enmmuniea s'ficn of ideas and their preservation easy [land rapid, we must condemn the present 51 orthography as a prac'tcal taiiure. tj . "ir t>rem uo> ihayr ip ; iy ani ral/r. lurr. i But tk*re higher •tuse r.t,il in :i.vcrr-r~rr~ r.r < whtc'iour spelling is a failure. To'givc j maukind the btuedt of' bast age*, which 1 jtnuiuiv (iitnuui)ishes him from rhe brute,! . ir i, n ces.s.iry t'uat one of the first thiug.*i a child is taught, wlren he is educated,; • should be the art of reading, to be close- \ y followed by that of writing. He lias I io learn how to receive and to eommunt-j : cate. Nearly tne first tiling, then, on j which hi.* miiid is exercised uudcr the, present cireuni.itaui.es, is to commit to; ,ia -.iiovy tiie'strange end c.)nfa.*ed system, of smiling which"disgrace-? our language.. iie is therc.t'ore pinctioallv taugfctr ij re- ! garni trie .subjects on which he isexer-j i i*ed a* suiiordinate to no rule. 'lue; im aniiig of hue, or the boustant relations j of phenomena a* respects similarity" and; succession, is not only withheld lV|m him. but is rendered almost cbsnrd. Who would teach the idea ot physical 4 law from tlie changes of tiie weather'. —; 'J'no.-e of our spelling are only less numer ous because the number of our words are ' : . limited The child learns, therefore, prac-' itically, in its first lessons, to yield to au i thorny blindly, to sacritice aii reason, all coinuiou sense, ail knowledge, at the sh.'.tie of custom and routine, —to take ' his master's word and a.*k no questions. The mind is cramped, confined, soul back i into its polypii ceil, instead of evoked.— A great moral and logical injury is dune Ito the child's mind, which it requires many years of other education, years of. instruction in physical knowledge to erad 1 icate. if indeed it ever he eradicated. — lle. ee viewed in connection with eduea , tioh our spelling is a great moral failure, j PHONO. , AO. 5. Oar pircsrnt Orthor/raphy an Interna tional failure. But its faults do not end with (he na-' ! tion that uses it. It .-oreads toother na tions. A great comuieroiai people like j the Anglo-Saxon race, wuieh holds Brit-! uin and th ; i nited States, inu*t be eon-1 'stanrly brought, int > connection with oth-i er natious. It becomes of the utmost' sue: tl a in'ernat/iual impurtaoc : that tiny *:L ..l-i understand each other's lan guage. This can generally bo effected, Q 1 on!-, through writing. A system ofspeil jing, then, w I iie it is so difficult to acquire jas t!re English, a system which affords no information whatever to the foreigner as ito the sound he has to give the wuid.* in order to be intelligible to English speak ers cannot but be regarded as a great iu ' teruational failure. Our orthography is an act ice enemy to education. It would be easy t'> show that our or ; thography is an est In tic and philuiogical failure ; that it prevents us from acquir ing some uniform standard of pronuncia tion or from learning the real changes that have taken place in the course of j I ag •* during the formation of our language, that it. tnrows great hindrances in the way of i ur study of comparative piiiiolo-: ' g'- and the acquisition of I'ireign lan-, 1 gn.iges >v the s./.e of practical interconi umiieatioii ; but on tiie.-e matters we fur boar to iw- ii. Tliey must occur to every j thinking mind. They are borne out by consl l.it.experience; they are tha thing.* i that a knit of no doubt. But; it is necessary to recur to the edu c itioual c l!-ct- of our present orthogra- Ipiiv t r they are at once the most im portant and th". most generally felt. The; one e icat p . ;ut is, thai with our <prcr<nt, tj 'ay ii is a rery i'/ny and thpicult | proe,.-. to learn to read, and a stili long ler and more diyieult prur si f.i learn to icrite. Tito e msequeucc is that children' are forced to waste years over acquiring the power to use the mere tools where-j !w ihal to <lig out knowledge. N'uw a ; though it by no means follows that those who can read and write, aye, read and write with the greatest ease and eorrect ucss, are in any respect educated , yet it 'tis quite certain that, those who cau no/a j read aud write with some degree of facil ; ity are almost entirely uniustructed. The' i system of instruction at our schools does' ■ j nut admit of education being conducted ; without reading and writing. In tills country whore every child en joys the opportui ity of instruction in the, common schools', the rime which is stilk ■ wasted over the necessary preliminary or (learning to read, detracts much lrotn the (education given, because it deprives thei (teacher of the opportunity to give that other instruction aud that other training| ■ which constitutes real education, while' • the very circumstance of having to teach ! : a subject of the nature of our orthography, (gives the child a false training, a bend iu 1 ! the wrong direetiou, a something to un learn iu liis very first learning. Thcpro (cess of instruction iu reading is therefore ' I not merely no assistance Io other teaching,' but absolutely a detriment. Our orthog ■ raphv is therefore an incubus which all I ■ educators must be desirous of discard! ig ( not merely a passive obstacle t > be over- L come, bu; an active c-nemy which is per petually leading the pupil into false paths. . j The reader may pust.o. v t'uiuk that we j have held up I.c subject m a ja ? her un- : avor;ib!e liyht. and exaggerated ;t *oiue- : what. But all we a*k is a careful and I impartial examination of the subject and, we will leave the conclusion to him w .o, examines. Iri our next we will attempt I to show the remedy for this dvnlovabie ■: stvite of tiii:igs. PIU/NO, for t!i? jl'akif.s'. f We extract the following from a re- L c cent uumber of Mohammed Pacha's Let ters to the Suit in from New York, which *OIXO3 satirist is supplying to the N . \. < Keening Poet: ] MRS. GRUNDY. And in the domain of politics Mrs. G. is watchfully potent. When that im i practicable and terrible abstract young man, L. J. Brutus Smith, began to utter | his unwise Phillipics against the baseness, ! fraud and injustice which seemed to him | 'to he dominant in the fvleral goverrmient of the United States, the old lady, who was at that time iu business in South street, assailed Brutus through the \ i■- and from the rostrum. She thought he was attacking the Capitol, and, Ji::e her prototypes, she began to cackle an anserine alarm : " (), Brutu*, vou wretched young dreamer, you icotiucia.it, you enthusiast, ! how dare you shake the pillars iu the Temple of Liberty?" You are a smart young chap, and I like to have you make ! sport for me, but don't play Sampson aud pull dowu the edifice about my ears. I Lav (dare you stir up sectional strife, and I threaten the ruin of these states, when I \'ou know perfectly well that the Union jis a beautiful balance between duty and ; i expediency, expressly constructcd to weigh (out the profits of my trade, and that if I you carry out your absurd schemes for Alio advancement of right, as you call it, my notes will go to pro!est in thirty days., j And when the abstract Brutus denies , tlx-.G be has any desire to dissolve the Union, and cooly asserts that the Union i was instituted for the fostering of good, instead of the perpetuation of evil; that the constitution was framed, a* its writers declare, for the promotion of justme, an ! ! not as a cunningly devised bargain with ' evil; that wrong, though it date its dyna ty from the death of- Abel, can never hive the authority of precedent; that it is far 1 ' better that the nation, being an aggregate ! of individuals, should be frugal, and bon iest, and religious, rather than rich, dis-; hone.*t and cruel, with much else of the i same sort, Mrs. G. ceases to cackle and i commences to hi**. oih uius ! O Smith i |you are a traitor, an infidel, an atheist, a pool ; you must not teach my sous, dance, at my balls, marry my daught"i\s, lecture ; in my lyceums, sit in my legislative halls , —out with you, you bold, bad man!" . And a large number of other old ladies b •- iiievc t these charges, and approved of this sentence ; and so the enthusiastic B/uttis Urn ith had to comfort hinisolf as b(-*i lie : may. Do you think, my lowly Ben ilas >san, that it was difficult fur him to com-! ;fort himseif under the circumstances ? But Airs. Grundy is particularly inter jested in the riatrimouial affairs of young 1 people. In this sphere she generaliy aw sumes the t/niirine -ex, an ! plays her i part with feminine skill an 1 persistence. ' j You must know, my dear Ah d, that : n (ae western continent a man takes but on wife (of his own) at a tint*?; and that tire! i selecti m of this one is. evHen !y, a mat- 1 iter of more moment than in our beloved I Turkey. A young man. tiierefore, is not' considered capable of making fc r hi:us If 1 ' *o important, a choice; for if lie should ] blond; r, the consequences to society w.iu'id ;be n rviffic. IT ncc, when the audabie! jand ingenuous Lorenzo arrive* at years; ofdiscrction, society calls u Tea-Table Oon-: vefftion, and appoints Airs. Grundy a com mittee of one, with full power, to arrange his affairs. She accepts the trust with alacrity. She takes her place in the best: ; pew in the church, and from her command ing position t>he observes that the eyes of ' Lorenzo occasionally wander towards the ' slip occupied by the lovely and accuin-, ; pushed Jessica. She notes the fact that j Lorenzo joins Jessica at the church door, and talks in his usual devoted style aboul the sevmon and the weather. M rs. Grun dy smiles complacently, and makes her: first report to Lac Teu-tubie Convention,; ■ briefly thus : i " Your committee respectfully beg*' leave to report as follows : "Lorenzo is very attentive to Jessica—." A\ liicli report is adopted, nem. con. Mrs. G. then goes to the Philharmonic,; and observes the fact that Lorenzo, quite ! oblivious of Beethoven op.. GOO, converses with Jessica in a delicious undertone. She thereupon makes her second report to the T. 'J'. Convention : " Your committee would respectfully reports as follows : " Lorenzo is over head and ears in love ' with Jessica." Adopted unanimously. The venerable lady next meets Loren/.r near Union square, and walks with him ] as far as Twenty-third street, (he in i forms him, to his great surprise, that be i.-. engaged to the (air Jessica. She curi- : fc'Oi It GEN If S, TLEHS.--ei.25 PER AIvKLixJ. t2II*TUJ C • UnMNMMniIBHM gr if.uh.tOj him. He mildly disdain)# the Lunar, and relates the trite story of the lXi.-ux cide. who n.ad-' a large fortune by .■iiiding lis own business. But the ru mor rather flatters him. He says to him > ■!;*. •• Lurmzo, my boy, it u.ay be that v't lave t:-: inated the fair Jessica. Site : • " 11' * g i ung lady, and you, my dear . 'limy, -".rf a sadly attractive dog." 1 ir-n His (drundy inec-is Jessica nt the grand bill of tho Ipecacs, nud tells her .? she (Jessie i) on tot la ins feelings of the. m< -t tender ei n meter towards Loren zo. Jessie-i h carsidenil.lv annoyed at this, and men ally accuses of gn it impertinence in spreading such a rumor. Her woman's pride (which our prophet wis !-- call- the Devil) is roused. Next time she meets him siie is conscious and enibwrassed. md the foolish Lorenzo attributes her behaviour to a passion for lam that she is vainly endeavoring to con ceal. lie begins to believe the tales of Mrs. Grundy. He builds a huge palace in the clouds, in which he is to be Sultan, and Jessie. i sole Sultana. Like a great, vain, fnl fellow that he i s \ he dreams and dreiHi.:- until his visions seem verita ble realities. Then he goes, with calm .. ce and fluff, ring Imart, to the mansion of .Jessica's :>e. end oilers himscif to the daughter of tiie house, >v*lio refuses him in the kindest and most delightful man nor p ssible. 1! e retires and solaces him self with billiards, fat horses and the opera, and arrives at the conclusion that Mrs. Grundy is a ully old liar. Mean time that interesting female makes her third report to the T. T. Convention. " Vour committee would report as fol lows, and won id ask to be di.-eharged : " Ijor. uzo has been rejected by Jessica. He is in a desperate state of mind, and I regret to say is failing into habits of the most lindane.xv dissipation. Your com mittee is pained to observe that his clients or p Actus or customers) are deserting , him. \Vur committee would suggest the propriety of discouraging his visits to the daughters of the convention.'' Bepr.rt adopted, and committee dis ; charged with a vote of thanks. Oil, amiable and in-othcr-respccts-miffi i ciently-vise Lorenzo, why did you study the gossip of Mrs. Grundy, rather than your own heart and the laws of Jessica's womanly nature i And O Jessica, inv [ox-eyed liouri, why did you allow your self to be piijuod by the interference of Grundy, and so nip the budding regard you had for Lorenz , which might have grown into something large, leafy and Vuitlul ! boil may deduce from what I have written, my dear Hen Hassan, that Mrs. Grundy is a mean, contemptible, unman !y. uuwomaniv scandal-monger, sc tundrel, swiudicr and fool ; that she emasculates the politics of the Americans, cramps their religion, saps their social life, es tranges friends, deceives lovers, invades privacies, cru>h. . hopes, blights prospect's, 0 lunds sen ibilitmsj tint her tongue is 1 lisonous as tiic serpents of the Nile, and : hat m • is only wo thy of f anishuicnt to that unm utinaabic locality where, as the h iok signiiicatit v says, " there arc tio fins." But you must not judge thus hastily of iJe- V"'i rtfl'.u iadv. Him is a power •i■ s iastitt: iju—in tiiis land of the free. •• ,icn t; . i don key reigns," says the iY i-c Man, ' June i L. .ore him," and there '!' re if yoi; ver visit New York, mv pre . md nig., i you must bow befqro Mrs. Grundy cultivate her favor—bask Mi i.-T •stxilis. Sue is a uew avatar-—an •at .on of the great Deity, Public •' ■: uiion—uer lu.igs omit the vnr populi. Warship Mrs. Grundy. Ever thine, Mohammed. pAjr* A correspondent of the Boston Courier tells how i >ani i Webster offered . himself to the woman of his choice : " Mr. Webster married the woman he loved, and the twenty years which he liv : cd witn her brought him to the meridian of his gieatoess. An anecdote iscurreut on tlii.-i subject, which is not recorded ia the books. Mr. Webster was becoming in'hi..r c with Miss Grace Fletcher, when the skein of silk getting in a knot, Mr. Webster a-.J L din unraveling the snarl , —then looking up .o .diss Gr.tce, lie said • '\Yc have untied a knot; don't you think we cmtld tie one?' Grace was a little ; en barn.sscd, su: 1 not a word, bat in the i course of a few minutes she tied u knot in a piece of tape and handed it to Mr. : \\. 1 his piece of tape, the thread of his domestic joys, was found alter the death of Mr. \\ cbster. preserved as one of his most precious relics." fA Lady'p pocket was picked in Oin ioi..nuti in u. very ndruit and scientific aian lcr. The iadv had. in buying something. taken out a well-lined pocket-Look; a fctyl : L mug man saw her ami the pocket-book, and vrh - i the lady stopped next to examine ?OuiO e iiblefi, be dropped a dim® in front of , her. t>he though it came from lx-r purge, stooped over to pick it up, and in so doing the pool t in her dress opened wide enough : for the fallow to ius< rt bis hand ami abstract the pocket-book, lief, re the spectators of this piece of u nda city recovered fro;® their sur pri-the thief was gon<.