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11, Newton Centre, Luzerne County Pa.
r\ EO. 8. TITTTOBI, ATTORNEY AT LAW.
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Blotk, Tioga street.
Vl~>l M. PI ATT. ATTORNEY AT LAW, Of-
V* fiee in S-ark's Brick Block, Tioga St., Tunk
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I > LAW, uifice on Tioga street, Tunkbannock,
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? V SMITH, M. 0, PHYSICIAN A SURGEON,
. "'1 •• n Mri fee Street, next door to the Demo
's 1. Tu "h'innoek. Pa.
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1 1 a.-1 GENERAL INSURANCE AGENT - Gf
i . i. . street, opposite Wall's Hotel, Tunkhan
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MAT:ni±OA33S, M. JD.f
Gr'i-twite of the University of Penn'a )
. ... o-umv iiJsm his professional services to the
' f Tunkh snno -k and vicinity. lie can he
' - !i. a not (irnf-'Ssionally eng iged, either at his
■ ■ *t n*. or at his rc.iidau eon Putnam .Street.
> . i HAVING LC'CAT
'■> 1 •' I':?;- FALLS, WILL promptly smpb 1
* • '> >n Ta.t line of his profession—may i>e ioun I
- I' .tel. when isit pr.feSsionallj absent.
f K t : 10, 1861.
I> ' iTc ~B eTTKFR 7T Coll
PHYSICIANS & SURGEONS,
W a\ 1 o -pecifully announce to the citizen? o r Wy
o i .jr rh :t tiiej* have located at Tunkhannock wher
lev ni l proin;.*ly attend to all pel ?in the line of
re r prcf.'s-ion. M vhe found at his Drug Storo
*hati not professionally absent.
\r M. D.— (Graduate of the 3
,*J • M. Institute, Cincinnati) would respectfully
Announce to the citizens of Wyoming and Luzerne
Counties, that he continues his regular practice in the
various departments of his profession. May oe found
at ur residence, when rot professionally ab
,ct " .
Particular attention given to the treatment
Chrnnie Ifisens.
entremorel.in i, Co. Pa.—v2n2
WALL'S HOTELT
LATE AMERICAN HOUSE,
TIJNKH.W XO< iv, to *<IIXG CO., 1A.
T*HIS estalJis'tf" lit i."i recently been refitted and
/- tumtsked in tb latest style Everv attention
•nil be given to th comfort and convenience of those
wj., pitronize the House.
T. B. WALL. Owner and Proprietor.
Turikhmnoc k, September 11, 1361.
NORTH BRANCH HOTEL,
MESHOPPEN, WYOMING COUNTY, PA -
m. 11. CORTRIGIIT, rrop'r
TTAt ING resumed the proprietorship of the above
IX Hotel, the undersigned will spare no effort to
tender the house an agreeable place ol sojourn for
*ll who may favor it with their custom.
Wm. H CCKTRIIIIIT.
jJnne, 3rd, 1663
MAYNARD'S HOTEL,
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WYOMING C p v Uif-t Y , PEN'NA.
J <>ll -V >1 aVXA RD, Proprietor.
H A V IXO *"' <Pn '^ e Hotel, in the Borough of
Tunkhnnucck, re ently occupied by Riloy
, , ner . f ' le proprietor respectfully soli -its a shore oi
P" die patronage. The House has b -en thoroughly
'P'lra!, an I the comforts and accomodations of a
rs e-ass Hotel, will be found by all who tri". y favor
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IVi. UILMAIN,
DENTIST,
\T ariJIAK. hn. permnnenlly located in Tunk
bnonivk llomugh, end respectfully tenders his
professional services to the citizens old his plaee and
urr, . U n'iUig country.
Aid. WORK WARRANTED, TO,GIVE SATIS
/ACTIO V. "
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[ Written for the J)emocrat J
OUU QUARREL.
BY STELLA or LACKAWARRA.
It is strange, that in this moonlight, tender thoughts
shuuM como of you.
Arc hie Grey, tjjat IJung me from you, as th e night
breeze flings the dew.
Could you marvel there should linger, something of
the olden bliss,
Of two iu .eruiiogled natures, in a glorious night like
this I
Archie Grey, you were my lover, and I trusted you
in all,
But some danger lurks in loviug, as decay in 1 aves
that fall
V\ e ere lovers—that expresses all the happies
heart could say,
Bet some proul w .rl built a barrier iigk between
us, Archie Grey !
So wo parted, each reluotant, and with slowly-lin
gering feet,
Wondering r, upon the morrow's mystic twilight we
should meet 1
we ported in a moonlight, streaming grandly
down like this,
Lovers still, yet all too haughty for a single good
night kiss;
Never stole your arm around me, a* in farewells oft
before,
Aa 1 your proTcei tapl was polder, than the stem
wave on the shore,
How I peered, with wistful questioning, in the aark
light of your eye,
But ttv life grew very weary, for I misled the sofr
reply.
Then 1 formed bravo resolutions, that in day-hours,
I may keep,
But a eomjthing in this moonlight softens down the
heart to weep.
Call it weakness, call it w iman's lack of spirit if you
will!
Better to, than eyes too frozen for the warmth of
tears to £ll.
Wait 1 a memory steals across me ; 'twas a vesper
he r in June,
When, athrough the opea ciweccect, toyeti the fin
gers . f the moon,
VTitn the frtgrant fcair of summer, ruflied by tbe
ergnton Creese,
As ii lightly came coquetting, from the hoc?y-blos
soming trees.
Tb it your ftoe grew tou bed with sadness, holier
th.'n the passion'*- play,
And upon your struggling lushes, lay a tear-drop.
Archie grey 1
If 'twera wmkness, angel gazers, from yon blu,]and
silent sphere,
Might be won by human frailty, glittering in a crys
tal teay-.
Ah in'*, Archij, I hare wanderel where I never
meant to go,
But this moonrise o'er my spirit, else teo darkened
moves me so.
I nature, and the slight it could
not brook
I torget y our pride of manner, and that half vexed
parting look ;
All my maidenly resentment ia this sweet hour dies
away,
And I only know I love you—love you madly, Ar
chie Grey.
I MY UOY WAS
HOME AGAIN.
WORDS ASD MUSIC *T CEAS. CARROLL SAWTIR.
Lonely, weary, broken hearted
As I lai i me down to sleep,
.Tjtinkjpgo/ th day wo parted,
When you told me not to weep.
Soon I dreamed that peaceful angeli
Hovered o'er the battle plain.
Singing eongs of joy an ! gladness,
Aod my boy was home again.
CnoßUs—ll <w well I know such thoughts of joy—
Such dreams of bliss are r-.in,
My heart is sad ; my tears will flaw—
Until my boy U home again.
Tears were changed to loud rejoicing's,
Night was turned to endless day !
Lovely oirds were sweetly singing,
Flowers bloomed in bright array,
Old and young seemed light and cbeorful—
Peace seemed every where to reign
My poor heart forgot its sorrow,
For my.bey was home again.
CgoßCS—How well I know Ac.
But the dream is past; and with it
All my happiness is gone ;
Cheerful thoughts of j >y have vanished ;
I must still in sorrow mount.
Soon may peace with all its bless ng's
Our unhtppy land reclaim ;
Then toy tears will cease their flowing
And my boy be home again.
Caoiurs—Bqw well I know Ac.
THE DRAFT. —Attorney General Bates has
prepared an opinion, which it ia said, is a*
cvpted by the Department, that Ihe law of
Congress regarding the payment in lieu of
service when a person is drafted, is mandato
ry and that th s sum. and no less, must be
fixed io atl cases, but it is also lurid that this
only exempts the party from that particular
draft when the money is paid, and that a
similar liability is incurred upon eaeb and
i every draft.
♦•TO SPEAR HIS THOUGHTS IS EVERY FREEMAN'S RlGHT.!?—Thopia# Jefferson.
TUNKHANNOCK, PA., WEDNESDAY, JULY 8, J863.
Select Storn.
THE HKIFtKSS QF QLEN-
NjORJtl.
BT MRS. C. P. CERRY.
In a picture gallery of a grand old castle
iu England, hangs a portrait, which I am
about to describe. It was painted by Cop
lev, and represents a girl in tbe first flush of
her youth and loveliness. Iler beauty is of
the blonde type ; she has the sunniest of
blue eyes, the sunuiest of golden tresses
rippling down from the brim of her jaunty
hat, the sunnieot of smile#, hovering about
lips as red and dewy as the rosebuds clasped
it; one hand. The figure is etherial in its
grace, #nd robed in white inuslin ; the bare
arms are faultless in their proporiions, and
the foot peeping from the folds of her dress,
as dainty as ever pressed the green sward,
broad blue ribo ms are lied about her waist,
loop up her sleeves, and fl >at fro.u the crown
of her hat, and a few tfjwers are wreathed
amid her hair.
Such)? the report of Alice, the heiresa of
Gler.more, in her sixteenth year; thus look
ed she, as she traversed the fluids of her
princely estate one glorious summer after
noon. On, on she kept, till 6he reached a
rustic bridge, whicu ha I b<-*en built across &
ore >!t, that went d tucing through a ravine
on the verge of the uplan 1 pastures. Here
she paused, and peering through the shrub
bery, gazed at a path tuat had been worn by
tbe feet of sheep, which the shepherds were
in the habit of driving tp the to drink.
At length she drew back wi b a cl >u 1 on bar
fair brow, and began to pick the blossoms
fr in a vine, which had wound itself round
and round the railing on which she leaned.
I— I have stolen away froiu the castle
and hastened hither, but 'tis all in vain—
Robert will not water his flock this after
noon."
She had scarcely spoken, when she heard
a rich, clear voice singing a snatch of some
old song, and the next moment a flock of
sheep catne hastening along the path, follow
ed by a young shepherd. He was only
eighteen, but he had already attained the
height of tuanJiood, and L's face was a most
noble one—the forehead broad and high, the
eyes, l&rge, dark and £reamy, f-nu the mouth
very spirited.
" L will hide," said Alice, to herself; "so I
tnaj* see whether he cares for me or not,"
and she nestled down among a clump of ha
zel bushes and watched and listened. There
could not have been a prettier picture than
the ravine, with winding through
it, bordered by reeds and flowers that love
the water, and spanned by the rustic br.dge,
with its drapery of moss and vines, and the
sheep quietly drinking, and beside them, in
thoughtful tnood, stood the young herdsman,
with his picturesque costume and gallant
be;u\ig. die sank upon the grass, but
though he had assumed a posture of indolent
grace, he ever and anon started and
anxiously at the castle, whose turrets loom
eil above the distant foliage. At length he
-prang to his feet, and began to pace 4o and
iro
" I might have known it," he muttered,
" I might have known that Alice, the high
born lady. S'>uld even be a friend to a
poor shepherd lad. I shall not meet her to
day;? 1
" Yes you will!" rejoined the raischiev
ous girl, and couiipg from her place of con
cealment, she stood before him in all her
beauty, with flushed cheeks and drooping
eyes.
"0, Alice, how glad I am that you have
cotneonce more ! This is the last time we
shall meet for years, if we ever do again !"
The girl s rich color faded, and her eyes
were moist with tears as she raised them to
ilia.
"It cannot be," she faltered, "it cannot
he you are .going away 3"
'*Yes, I am."
u And where ?"
" I will tell you. I was not born for the
humdrum life of a shepherd. I have tastes
beyond tending my flock."
" I know it ; you draw beautifully, and
have never had a lesson."
" A'ice, [ atn going to Italy, When I 6ee
you igaia, with Gvd's blessing, I shall be an
artist."
" But who will help you ?"
" Last night an uncle of mine, who run
away from home when he was a little boy,
came back to Glenin re."
•' Go on."
Well, he is an artist ; he says he is not
rich, but he can afford to care for and teach
me, till I ain able to take care of myself.—
My parents frown upon what they call high
flown notions, but they say I may go if 1 set
upon it."
"It will ho hard to leave your home, your
brothers and sisters."
" But harder still to leave you, Alice; you
are dearer to me than anything else in the
world, but I know 'lis folly to love one so
far above me. You will forget the shepherd
lad—l shall hear of you as a nobleman's
wife I" *
u No, no, yoa won't!" exclaimed Alice,
her tears gushing forth afresh \ " I shall not
love anybody but you!"
" Me—-me— Robert, the herdsmen's boy i
Do you love me, Alice?"
" Yes, with all my heart !"
" Then if you will keep yourself fre# till I
have won fame and fortune, I will come and
claim you. And r.ow I hive one favor to
ask."
" What is it ?"
" Stand here just as you are, and let me
sketch you in a I have made of
Rocky Rrook."
The girl remained, and he proeeeded to
sketch her, who was the " day star" of his
dreams. When he had finished it, he brought
it for her inspection. She gazed at it with
tearful eyes, and then iritl? tnany a fond word
they parted.
Tho light of the Italian sunset liy warm
and ri:h oil hill aud vale and stream, and
lingered lovingly in a studio, occupied by
twj men. One uf these had passed the prime
of h's manhood—the other had carc*lv
reached it; his hair was brushed back m
careless waves froiu his broad brow ; bis
eyes were full of light, and a smile came and
went about his well cut hps, as he etood be
fore his easel. On it lay a painting, to which
he had just given the finishing touches—a
landscape, representing a gorge, threaded by
a clear stream and a fiock of sheep drinking,
and a young girl, with a white muslin robe
and a coquettish hfU.
" Robert," said the yonng artist's uncle,
" I C£ii teach you nothing more."
But the dreamer did not hear his words
he was lost in a profound reyerie. At length
a chariot, with tbe arms of a noble Euglish
family einblazzoned on the pannels, rolled to
the door, and a man with a patrican air
alighted and entered the studio. lie paused
passed from picture to picture, till he came
to the landscape I have described. Then he
stopped, and afier gazing at it in silent won
der, said:
" That is English scenery, I believe."
" Yes sir."
" And that lady is the heiress of Gleu
rnore ?"
" Jt if."
"And may I ask the name of the artist
who lias immortalized Lady Alice's beauty ?"
The painter drew forth a card, on which
was traced the name of Robert Thornton,
the qiiandam shepherd boy.
As the stranger read it, he resumed :
" You are, then, of English extraction?"
" Yes, sir ; iu my youth 1 waa a chepherd
at Glen more."
" Why you astonish me ! I must tell Al
ice, and bring her to see yon."
"I should be hippy to meet her," was the
low reply, and the next moment the stran
ger took his leave.
Moroni ag came, and at an early hour young
Thornton went out for a walk on the Cam
pania. He had gone but a Bhort distance,
when he met one of the most beautiful of the
Tuscan maidens. She called gaily to him as he
was passing, and he was cTatting with her,
when an equestrian pirty was seen approach
ing. Atnoug them rodt. Lady Alice, and
Thornton's heart beat fast as she bowed and
gafioped by with the, atranger who had enter
ed his studio the day previous, riding at her
bridal-rein.
Weeks passed, and they met—Lady Alice
and Thornton—now the famous artist but
they met in coldness and distrust. She was
always accompanied by the dashing nobleman,
to whom rumor said she was affianced ; and
Thornton tho't she had grown strangly proud
and distant, while she in secret wept over the
change which she thought time had wrought
in him.
But at last the malaria prevailing ;p the
city attacked the despodent artist, asd as he
lay tossing on his couch, Lid/ Alice came
to minister to hjjf wanis, like an angel of
mercy. Then, there in that lone chamber,
all was explained, all forgiven, solemn be
trohal vows were interchanged, and when
Robert Thornton grew convalescent, he led
to the altar tho beautiful Heiress of Glen
more.
IJfisallawous.
THE CRIME OF SILENCE!—" The man who
stands by and says nothing when the peril
of his government is discussed, cannot be
misunderstood."— Lincoln's last.
" Was anything so extraordinary ever be
fore uttered by the chief magistrate of a free
country ? Men are torn from their homes
and immured in bastiles for the shocking
crime of— SILENCE ! Citizens of the model
Republic of the yrorld sjre not only punished
for speaking their opinions, but are plunged
into dungeons for holding their tongues.—
When before, in the annals of tyranny, was
silence ever punished as a crime ? Citizens
who disapprove of the acts of the adminis
tration are denied even the refuge of a digui
lied silence.
JG33T I much more desire the extermina
tion of slavery, if it can be constitutionally
effected—as J beliva it can—than Ido to
6ee the Union restored. I wish to sco sla
very at an end when this war should end,
if it can be constitutionally accomplished.—
Senator Fessenden.
And if it cannot be constitutionally done
we suppose, like all tue rest of his party, die
wants to see it done anyhow.
YALANDIGHAM ESCAPES.
TJis York Herald says, " that Yal
laudigham has run the blockade from Wil
mington, N. C., to Nassau, whence it is stat
ed he will proceed to Canada. When he ar
rives in the British provinces ho will no
doubt take up his abode in Chatham, oppo
site Detroit, where a Ferry connects the two
cities. From Detroit to Dayton, Ohio, there
is railroad communication, and the distance
is short. If he does not think it prudent to
return just now be can easily keep up com
munication with the State, and issue telling
addresses, which will be published in the
newspapers. If he should return we think
it very questionable if he would be further
interfered with by Burnside. Certain it is
that if he should be elected Governor of Ohio
as it is highly probable he will be, he will
boldly cross the frontier at once ; and to
meddle with him after that would be out of
the question.
It has been suggested that Vallandigham
will cross the Canadian frontier into the
State of New York, and remain there under
the protection of Governor Seymour, until
his State calls htm to administer its govern
ment ; and there can be no doubt that he
would feel more at home in the Empire City
than he would in a little Canadian village;
and we feell asjured that Governor Seymour
would not permit him to be contra
ry to law. Bu ,as t..s Democratic candi
date for tk Governorship of Ohio could ren
der more aid toward his own election by
posting hitns.-If on the frontier of the State
than by remaining in New York, he will
probably be found at Chatham, Niagara
Falls, or somewhere on the Northern shore
of Lake Erie, till next October, where he
will do infinitely more damage to the admin
istration and its candidates than if he we re
permitted to return unmolested to his home
in Ohio. So much for the vain attempt to
violate with impunity the prohibition of the
constitution agaiust the abridging of tho lib
erty of speech."
HON.GEOBGE W. WOQDWARD.
Hon. George W. Woodward, our nominee
for Governor, is a native of Wayne county.
The Luzerne Union says he came to Wilkea-
Barre when quite a young man, to attend
ihe school of Dr. Orton, the then principal of
the old Academy, under whose tuition he
completed his academic education. He then
went to Geneva, N, Y., where he graduated
in the earn® cia**;tfUh Gov. Seymour, and be
tween whom we understand there has ever
existed tho firmest friendship. About the
year 1828 George W. Woodward entered
upon the etudy of law in the office of Garrick
Mallery, Esq. Upon the appointment of the
latter gentleman to the Judgeship of the
Northampton district, young Woodward
took charge of Mr. Mallery's extensive prac
tice, and in a very short time attained a high
position at the bar. Hi 9 clear legal and logi
cal, tuind his untiring industry, and the un
swerving iutegrity of his character, made
him a mark of admiration far beyond his
years, among the gcotls, the Conyngams, the
LcClir locks, the Denisont and the other
great dtstingtished minds then composing the
Luzerne bar. Thus much for his early rr.an
hond in the profession of which he has sir:®
become so bright an ornament. Tfis subse
quent attainments are too well known to
need further reference. From the unaided
boy he has become a lawyer and a jurist un
surpassed in the Stato; while his learning,
his ability, his unspotted life, and last, though
not least, his orthodox Democracy, all point
ed to him as the proper man in the present
crisis to direct the destinies of this geeat
Commonwealth.
The abolitionists say the? are op
posed to peace on any terms, "if you are so
fierce for war, why don't you take your gun
and go to war ?" II you prefer war to peace
go in— shoulder your gun, and take a posi
tion in the front ranks. Your services are
wanted. Exsmple is better than precept on
this subject. Practice what you preach, and
not urge and force ethers to do what you
won't do yourselves. You like war, go in
and enjoy it!
JC3T If it takes an oath to make an abo
litionist loyal to the government, how many
oaths would it take to bring his patriotism
up to a volunteering and fighting pitch 1
need no oaths, they have al
ways beep loyal, but the men now joining
the Union league should take such an oath
three times a year. They have always been
disloyal.
rar The abolitionists are very anxious
that the peoplo should sustain the Adminis
tration, right or wrong. Let the President
sustain the right and the people will sustain
him but they will not sustain the wrong
They will oppose that and him with] it so
long as be sustains it.
EST A country paper says the best sew
ing machine in the world is one about seven
teen years old, who wears gaiter boots and a
pocket to put her wages in.
More law-suits than love -sir
brought on by attachments. * '
I s 01.00 PER
Wyoming Seminary.
The undersigned in behalf of the Board of
Visitors of the Wyoming Conference Semi*
nary for the present year, would report as
follows; We feel ourselves happy in having
been appointed on this Board, both on ac
count of the interest we feel in this lastitu
tion and in the many things we have observ
ed in its present condition. It is true that
the Wyoming Seminary, in common with all
other institutions of high grade, has shared
in the blighting influence of the times ; from
this cause many young men of the country
who would have b-en or would now be in
its classic halls, are marshalled in the tented
field. It is true also that the recent intro
duction of graded schools into our cities and
larger towns, has temporarily caused a dim
inution of its members. it escaped
our attention that the premises need repairs
aud the finances require careful attention.
But war times wo trust will not be protract
ed, and if they should be, we need knowl
| edge quite as much in War as in Peace; the
graded schools while they are a great improv
ment upon the system of education in their
several localities will not ultimitely impede
the prosperity of our ILgher Institutions of
learning ; but by cultivating a more general
interest in education, will multiply their
number and send to them a grade of students
more advanced in years and proficiency.—
And as to the finances, wc are happy to
state tho the Trustees are fully awake to
this question, are c ompleting a subscription
for repairs in the sum of two thousand dol
lars, and are ab-.ut to take decisive measures
to liquidate the ecti/e indebtedness of the
concern. We understaud the rooms are to
be put in excellent order throughout and
made ae attractive as any that can be found
in the very best Institutions. It gives the
committee special satisfaction to state the
fact of the return of Dr. Nelson to the chief
management of the Institution, he has again
become Principle in place of G. C. Smith re
signed. Prof. Smith has done well for the
interests of education here. £he Trustees
and the public are under great obligations to
Lira for bis untiring and devoted labors for
many years. But'believing the proper time
has come, he now carries into execution a
purpose long entertained of devoting himself
fully to the Ministerial work.
The great success Dr. Nelson has already
achived, both aa an educator and a financeer
will Inspire the greatest confidence in the
public mind, with regard to the futyye of the
Seminary. His return will be universally
felt as a pledge tbac its wfll soon be
thronged with scholars, and' its finance*
placed ultimately on a >afe and permanent
basis ; but these most desirable ends cannot
be compassed by one man alone; the frienda
of the Institution must co-cperate with him.
and it will be necessary for him to put forth
a manly and determined effort. Nothing
less than this will meet the exigency of the
caso. Every minister in the Conference is
loudly called upon by the circumstances to
solicit scholars.' And all our people should
be ready fo contribute liberally for the im
provement of its finances.
The academic year of this Institution has
just closed. The examination of classes
commenced on Friday the 19ih inst. and was
concluded on Monday the 22nd inst. The
pupils gave evidence of a thorough knowl
edge of their studies. If we were to specify
classes we would do injustice unless we
mentioned nearly all in each department
There are classes in Latin, Greek, French,
German, Geology, Botany, Mental and Moral
Philosophy, Natural Pnilosophy, Algebra,
Geomotry, Surveying Trigonometry, Arith
metic and Grammar. Prominent among the
departments was that of Instrumental Music,
over which s very competent teacher has
charge. Of the department in fine arts,
Drawing and Painting we would spetk in
highly commendatory terms. Both of these
departments are in a very fl ninshing condi
tion. The number of pupils 111 the Music#l
department is unusually large, and their per
formances at the examination excited gener
al admiration, the paintjpg also exhibited
great arti-tic skill and taste.
Ample arrangements are being made for es
tablishing a COMMERCIAL DEPARTMENT in
connection with the Seminary, which will be
under the supervision of a highly competent
Professor, with all necessary assistants.—
The design of the Trustees is to furuish here
advantages for obtaining a thorough commer
cial education, equal to that of the best com
mercial colleges in the country, a model bank
store etc. will be put in operation, combin
ing the actual business department wild the
theoretical. A permanent Normal depart
ment will be organized, commencing with
the next session, which will afford those de
siring to teach, an excellent opportunity to
prepare for their vocation.
The Faculty had make ample arrangements
for the usual Anniversary Exercises; But
the public excitement on accouul of the
Bebei raid in Pennsylvania, together with
the unroofing of ope of the academic build
ings, by a tornado on the 17th inst., to de
ranged matters that the regular exhibition.
00 Tuesday the 23rd iuat. eras dispensed,
with. The public lost by this artangemenk
the pleasure they had ' u tl c ipated from the
address of Caleb W r ght On Friday
and Monday evening, however, we were fa
vored with or' gi nt j p- ieceß , n composition and
declamation, wh'.ch evidenced thought and
u\ their production. Four young la
d'e paMe d through the required
; bourse r* studica for graduation, received
sheir5 heir Oiplomies with appropriate remarks
f rr ora Dr. Nelson, President of the Board of
N ROUNDS, W. J. Jvp*u,
t W. Lx MONT*,C. L Ricx,
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