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DR. FAIRLAAAU has associated with him DR
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DR. JAS. P. GREGG, respectfully offers
his professional services to tho people of
Milesburg and [vicinity. Residence, Daniel R.
Boileau's National Hotel.
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vv PHYSICIAN, having permanently located
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[Mar, g. '6O. tf.
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TP LAW, BELLEFONTE PA. Will atttend to all
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County Pa. Office on main sti next door to the
store of Jchnston A Keller, where he purposes
practising his profession in the most scientific
manner and at moderate charges. mar.
IRA C. MITCHELL. CYRUS T. ALEXANDER
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OOL, 19th, 'SB, WM. J. KEALSH.
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wherehe can be consulted both in the English and
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ties of Centre, Clinton and Clearfield.
June 21, '6O, tf.
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entru stedto their care. Office in the building
formerly occupied by Hon, Jas. T. Hale.
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ded to in the most workman like manner. He
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WT STAND UPON THE IMMUTABLE PRINCIPLES OF JUSTICE—NO EARTHLY .POWER SHALL DRIVE US FROM OUR POSITION
BELLEFONTE, PA., THURSDAY MORNING, JAN., 3 1861
TO THE PATRONS OF
THE CENTRE DEMOCRAT.
January Ist 1861.
Oh ! blest be the mem'ry
Of the noble Patrick Henry,
For the day
When his eloquence loud fell,
Like the pealing of a bell,
On the sires;—
Till their hearts
And their noble bosoms burned,
Till with high resolve they spurned
And they cried with one breath,
"Give us liberty or death."
Conquered they ?
In their ragged regimentals
Stood the old continentals,
While the grenadiers were lunging,
And like bailston >b fell the plunging
Cannon shot ;
Where the files
Of the Isle,
From the smoky night encampmsnt,
Bore the banner of the rampant
And grummer, gruiumer, grumraer,
Rolled the roll of the drummer,
Through the morn.
Then with eyts in front of all,
And with guns horizontal,
Stood our sires,
And the balls whistled deadly,
And the flames flashed redly,
Blazed the fires;
As the swift
Drove the dark battle breakers
O'er the green sodded acres
Of th.o plain ;
And louder,loader, louder,
Cracked the black gunpowder,
Then like smiths at their forges
Labored the red St. George's
And the villainous saltpetre
Rung a fierce, discordant metro
Around their ears,
Like the roar
On the shore,
Rose the horse guard's clangor,
As they rode in rearing anger,
On our flanks;
And higher, higher, higher,
Burned the old-fashioned Are,
Through the ranks.
Then the old-fashioned Colonel
Galloped through the white, infernal
And his sword was swinging.
And his brazen throat was ringing,
Ami the blue
And the trooper jackets feddoh
At the touch of the leaden
And rounder, rounder, rounder,
Reared the iron six pounder,;
Hurling death !
Like the falling drops of raiii
Fall tho soldiers on the plain,
Ne'er to rise.
Denser, denser grows the air,
And the reeking weapons glare
In the flame—
And the rattle
Of the battle,
Mingled with tho clash of arms,
Shake the hills with dread alarms
Of the fray.
Oh, God, now my country saVtl!
Lo ! behold the bold and brave
Giving way !
Madly rushing oil again,
Canto they oe'r tho bleeding slain
Wilde!; wilder rings the battle,
And the Cannon s fiercer rattle
And the men,
Shout aloud to the crowd,
Wrapped up in the battle cloud;
"Strike again !"
Hand to hand with the foe
Then they give and take the blow,
On the plain.
Proud the spangled banners wave,
O'er the few, but bold and brave,
Where they stand.
And the fresh, red legions,
From the Scandanavian regions
Of the sttand,
To the right
Of the fight,
Where they hope with forty-nine,
To break down the feeble line
In their way:
But the sires, standing true,
In their regimental blue,
Won the day.
When at length the war was done;
By the battles what was von ?
They fought to be free ;
And they fought that you and me,
By their gallant victory,
At our ease—
Worship God-Almighty nOon and night,
As we thought alone was right,
May God bless tho Continentals,
And their ragged regimentals,
For this home.
For the Centre Democrat.
MESSRS. EDITORS :—A few eveniDgs since,
I called upon my friend Arthur ■, with
whom I had been loDg associated, and with
whom I bad spent many happy hours, such
as none but congenial spirits can enjoy. The
elements of his nature demanded society,
and he had always appeared to be at home
when surrounded with a largo circle of
friends. But recently, he had manifested a
disposition to court solitude, and whilst glad
ly receiving the attention of f. iends, to wbi m
he obviously desired to impart happiness, he
was unable to hide from mo the sorrow which
was mingled with; and contrary to, his for
mer habits and cheerfulness.
But upon this occasion I found him unusu
ally cheerful, antl his kind greeting was
such as to convince me that he had enjoyed
a mental triumph: of no ordinary character.
And I was left in iuspense but a short time,
till be related to fie the following halluci
nation, which was ; quite sufficient to explain
the singular phenomena which was begin
ning to perplex me.
And with your leave, I shall give it to
your readers in his own language;
" My family had retired for the night, and
were wrapped in unmolested sleep, whilst 1
was reading Dr. Harris upon the benignity
and wisdom of God, which is manifested in
the harmonious relations which prevail in
the mental, moral, and material world. The
argument of a-priora, with the a-posteriona
modes of reasoning, and also the mutual aid
which the deductive and inductive modes of
argument give to each other. The mind was
directed by an easy transition to the danger
which is believed to lurk under the doctrine
of L'Place, when he tenches 'that the fur
ther we advance in scientific investigations,
the further we recede from the ultimate
" The mind having been thus occupied un
til it became wearied, and being somewhat
disposed to mingle sorrow with solitude, very
naturally adverted to the past history of life.
From the gambols of childhood up to the
present hour, all rose up, and crowded the
memory with mingled reminiscences of joys
and sorrows. There was my former happy
relation to society. There was the large
circle of relatives in whose company I had
enjoyed so much pleasure, nearly aU of
whom I had consigned to the silent tomb.
And there was still the larger circle of
friends, once endeared to me by the most sa
cred bonds of religion and every congenial
sentiment which tends to sweeten society,
and render the pathway of life tolerable,
nearly all gone.
"And now being bereft of the equals in
years and companions of my early life, who
participated in all my joys and sorrows, and
surrounded with a new generation, who had
advanced so far in arts, science, and moral
refinement, that I could not hope to overtake
them nonsecure their syrapaihy, I was op
pressed with the idea of solitude, and feared
that very soon I should bo left dreary as the
lone bcmlovk, with the top guarltd, limbs
broken, and the trunk too feeble to withstand
the first breath of the tempest. And when
thus my foolish cogitations troubled and op
pressed me with the idea of loneliness, my
head fell upon the book and oblivion elosed
But I soon awoke, or thought I awoke, in
open day, and oh! what solitude addressed
my sight. My family had disappeared. I
wandered over my forsaken fields, where but
a few hours previous the busy sound ot jiy
ous industry prevailed. But no human be
ing was to be seen.
"I went to town hoping to meet my former
associates, and witness the joyful life and so
cial pleasures which so lately prevailed; but
alas ! the silence of death reigned there.—
The doors were'shut in the streets, domestic
animals were seeking their masters in vain ;
while the terrible idea stjuck me, that of all
my race, I was left alone. I found myself
lord and owner of this world in fee-simple,
with all the accumulated wealth of four
tbousaßd years, for which so much anxiety,
toil, and sweat, and blood bad been-expend
ed by the millions of earth's inhabitants. —
But how vain the pride of wealth under
such circumstances ! Or what was the own
ership of a planet to me, bereft of all else
congenial to my nature ? no human being
with whom to associate, nor any to whom I
might bequeath it at the end of my misera
ble and lonely existence. In most melan
choly broodings I returned to my residence
without any alleviation, save that, my do
mestic animals surrounded me, with obvious
signs of sympathy and condolence. I threw
myself upon my couch and soon lost all con
sciousness of mental pain in sleep.
But soon awoke, to a consciousness of
deeper solitnde; all the animal creation,
with which we were acquainted, were gone ;
there was no human habitation; no fields
waving in rich abundance, in anticipation of
harvest; nothing of that fair theatre upon
which men had reveled with such great de
light, and upon which ten thousand joys had
chased and succeeded each other. Nothing
was to be seen but tertiarian forests, haun
ted with strange mammals, gigantic fowls
wading in muddy, marshy pools, with dis
cordant screams, in search of their prey, and
the most disgusting reptiles, whilst all else
was gloom and despair.
And whilst the fountain of tears was bro
ken up, with sorrow and solitude beyond en i
durance, the physical energy yielded to op
pression, and I sank to the earth, and, for a
short time, lost all consciousness of the hated
world. But I was soon deprived of the mel
ancholy benefit of oblivion, aud was again
obliged to open my eyes upon a world still
more hideous. The earth but half finished,
but fow rays of the sun were struggling
through dark and malarious vapor. There
was nothing to regale the senses, no domes
tic animals of former acquaintance ; none of
the sweet songsters which formerly had
cheered the forest and the lawn with their
melody; nor was the zepbyrus sweetened
with the floral kingdom. But on the contra
ry, there was everything to digust, and to ex
cite horror and despair.
There was the dark and putrid ka-, now
heaving its troubled breast mountain high;
new oscilatiDg with crossing tempests, every
reverberating surge of which, made the foun
dation of earth to tremble, and again it sinks
into the inertia' ana darkness of death.—
There was the carboniferous forest of appai
ing size, surrounded with great trees, ferrens,
huge club moss, and tangled thickets ol non
descripts, all unknown to the world from
which I had been banished. There were
premordial fish, and reptiles of disgusting
form and frightful size, seeking their prey in
stagnant lakes aud murky pools. Here were
yawning caverns emitting putrid vapor,
thickened with miasma. Yondor was the
Volcano, vomiting out great rivers of liquid
fire, and there were others sending forth lu
rid flames, and heaving high in the air great
red hot masses of igDeous rocks. There up
heaves an island, hissing with steam and
covered with slime, as if an internal sea of
fire had been struggling for its domain,
against the cooling and contracting crust cf
the earth. Aloft the air was darkened with
strange and hideous fowls, whose screams
made the very elements to trouble. Storm
answering storm, with lightning, and thun
dering through, and shivering the mighty
forest. Monstor mamals prowled through
the dark and tangled forest. There was one
writhing screaming and bleeding in the jaws
of a greater. Then was the huge mastodon,
with enormousjaws distended wide betray
ing the most frightful tasks. Then was the
still more frightful megatherian of unmeasu
red but teriffie dimentions, with jaws and
feet, bristling witu frigbtiul tusks, and teeth
and claws, ready to devour anything to glut
its hunger. Here the highest flights of im
agination were beggared by reality, and me
dieval legends of primitive monsters would
lie tamely in the shade. But the waving
true form revealed to me the monster Dino
theriam rushing upon me with savage feroci
ty, and jaws distended to swallow me alive.
And whilst I stood trembling in despair, be
lieving that the cup of sorrow was DOW full,
I fell to the earth in a fit tf catalepsis, and
rested for a moment in unconscious oblivion*
But as if the suspension of my powers for
a moment was only intended to strengthen
my exhausted nerves for the endurance of
the coniumaiion of inconceivable sorrow, I
was resusitatcd, but not to see the light. The
sun had gone out and there was neither moon
nor 6tars to throw a single ray upon the pri
meval darkness in which I was emersed.—
Here suspended from the lowest link of that
chain which reaches from where life was ever
impossible to the throne of God. Here with
all the powers of soul aud body in the high
est vigor, subjectively, but objectively, noth* l
ing absolutely, nothing either to move them
into exersise, or respond to their demands.—
Here were all the external senses ready to
take in ideas to impress upon the memory,
to be deposited in that ample store house,
for future use and pleasure. But nothing
external, soon dark and dismal empty space.
There was neither object for sight, sound,
smell taste, or touch.
But to complete my isolation, God was
gone, or all that was gone ly which he ma
keth himself known to his creatures. But
could 6ucb a creature by the work of a be
nevolent Creator. Where in him, or round
him, where there to be found a single man
ifestation of those attributes of God, by which
alone we can have any conceptions of his na
ture, save that of power. Here there was no
evidence that I was not a subject of diaboli
cal power, flung into the midst of dark and
empty space by a melevolent friend, to suffer
in the dreary solitude for ever more.
But in order to arouse all my concious
ness to the keenest sense of suffering by
contrase, memory was permitted for a mo
ment to assent its high function, and unfold
my view, the green earth, droped all its gor
geous beauty, with all the social joys and
sweet communions of a whole life upon it.
Ohl horror of horrorß, Oh! living death
without tha power of dying. Oh! solitude,
dire, dark and absolute solitude, from which
the mind recoils but can sot describe. The
cup of sorrow bad been full, but tbe abscure
of God, and felt conciousness that I must
drink at it for evermore, was that which
made it to overflow.
But now a soft and gentle light seemed to
percide the total darkness. It gradually en
creased until it extend from the zenith to the
nadir, and from horizon to horizon. Perfu
med zephyrs and soft melodies addressed the
senses, and infused iDto the soul a conscious
ness of objective benevolence. Suddenly the
lHaveans opened and unveiled tbe throne of
the Eternal, And here, as if additional sen.
ses had been given, in order to transmit new
! ideas to a sensorium of wonderful capacity,
in order that I might have a glimpse of '.he
glory and magnificence of the Divinity, for a
description of which earth has no language
nor i there anything in the wide worlds
garniture by which to compare or illustrate
it; neither is therO capacity in mortal man,
if adeqnate ideas were presented of lleav
ens manifested glory and majesty of the God
head to concur or appreciate it. There was
his son, the Prince of peace, the Go! incar
nate, into whose hands, for considerations of
infinite worth, the father had given the whole
government of the moral ani natural world.
And oh ! what a princely person, his benev
olent countenance partook of earth, and his
soul beamed with Heavens glorious majesty.
Had you collected all the mental powers, and
all the moral virtues of all the sons and
daughters of Adam, and concentrated them
in one person, tb*t person would have ap
peared mean in comparison with Emanuel.
And it would be vain, utterly vain, to ex
haust all oriental energy, and all the rheto
ric of the schools, in efforts to describe the
person and character of the King of Glory at
a glance of whose presence, hell, and death,
and sorrow, and solitude, forever fled away.
And as the millions of his poor pilgrim child
ren arrived from Earth, wearied with sin
and sorrow, He was constantly employed in
wiping away their tears, removing the last
vistageof corruption,taking away their filthy
garments, clothing them in imaculate robes
of infinite grandeur, and in putting into each
of their hands a title deed, sealed with his
own blood, to an eternal inheritance, "whe.e
sorrowing and sighing is dune away, where
the wicked cease from troubling and the
weary are at rest."
And whilst listening in ecEtacy to the bo
sannas, anthems, and songs of everlasting
gladness, which pervaded the very atmos
phere, I awoke, and on raising my head from
the book upon which it had fallen, I found it
saturated with tears, and great drops of per
spiration rolling from every pore of my
frame. My lamp was still flickering. But
with what joy I bailed its dim light, though
a striking emblem of the evening of life, and
the end of our pilgrimage. Which, though
solemn, and often sorrowful, is constantly
surrounded with all the appliances necessa
ry to render it tolerable, and to prepare us
tor a much higher and happior state of exis
Tbe joy of the Eastern Monarch, when
permitted to return to his gorgeous palace,
and the society of irten, after long compan
ionship with the unsocial oxen of the field,
was tame, when compared with mine, upon
finding that I was still surrounded with so
much that was calculated to call forth the
most profound gratitude,
I had learned better how to appreciate,
ani bow to answer the question, "Why
should a living man complain ?" I had felt
too intensely the effects of a morbid sensibil
ity. I had learned something regarding the
sophistry and insidiousness of skepticism. -
And 1 had learned that I was still surroun
ded with society, to whom I was responsible,
and to whom I was deeply, and still becom
ing more deeply indebted. And above all, I
had learned more of my infinite indebtedness
to my God, my Creator and Redeemer.
things We are Tired Of.
We are tired of hearing the girls say they
have "no time" to read Macaulay or Milton,
when they will sit up half the night to find
out whether the hero of a red pepper novel
gees knocked on the head or escapes from
the shipwreck, with his ladylove and her
bandboxes, on a board four inches square 1
We are tired of hearing women complain
that their husbands don't care so much for
them as they used to, and setting it down to
the score of heartlcssness, when it is nothing
on earth but the sour bread and burnt ham
at the breakfast table. Knock at the doors
of their affection with a frying-pan, and they
will open it fast enough !
We are tired of listening to tbe outcry of
"hard times" from business men, who won
der "where on earth the money slips to,"
when part of it is leaking out at the top of
their head through a costly Panama hat, and
part shut up in a cigar case in their coat
pockets, and part going down their throats
in a "brandy smash."
We are tired of being "brought up short"
by a pair of heels planted on the trails of our
silken raiment, and still more tired of being
transfixed by the scowl of a fashionable lady
when we get swamped among her flounces.
Won't the fair sex abbreviate their dresses ?
We are tired of the men who chew tobac
co in your face and pull out their pocket
knives to trim tbeir hails, while tbey are
talking with you—we are tired of the chil
dren who learn French and philosophy at five
years old, and converse in fouri-syllnbled
words out of the dictionary, and don't know
what buttercups meaD : and we are tired of
the old ladies who dress in the style oi sweet
Such are some of tbe things that the Edi
tor of Life Illustrated complains of being
tired of—and he concludes by asking, "does
anybody blame us for being tired to death of
all these things ?"
In any art or science to be first in
eminence, is a great advantage; for those
who oome after will be counted but imita
tors of those who went before.
EDITORS & PROPRIETORS.
Prayer of Rev- Thos. H. Stockton
Tho following is the prayer male by the
Itov. 11. Stockton, on the opening of Con*
Oh Thou, who hearest prayer 1 unto Thee
shall all flesh oome. Unto Thee we come,
trusting in the atonement of our Lord and
Savioi, Jesus Christ, and in the sanctifying
influence of Thy holy Spirit.
Thine is the help of man. Oh ! Thou art
our refuge and our trust—a very present
help in time of trouble ! Our help is in the
name of tho Lord, who made Heaven and
earth. ll*ppy is the people in such a case,
yea, happy is the people whose God is tho
Loid. We remember the past, and we are
grateful for the past. We thank Thee tor
the discoyery of this new world; we thank
Thee for the colonization of our own port of
it; we thank Thee for the establishment of
our national independence; we thank Thee
for the organization of our National Union;
wo thank Thee for all the blessings we have
enjoyed within this Union—natiopal bless
ings, civil blessings, social blessio 7s, spirit*
ual blessings, all kinds of blessing, unspeak
ably gi eat and precious blessings, such bless*
iDgs as were never enjoyed by any other peo*
pie since the world began. And now, Oh
Lord our God! we offer unto Thee our hum
ble prayer for the present, and for all the fit*
ture. Will it please Thee, for Christ's sake,
to grant Thy special aid. Thou art very
high, and lifted up. Thou lookest down up*
on our whole land, from the lakes to the
gulf, from sea to sea, from the rising of the
sun to the going down thereof, and Thou
knowest all our interests, and Thou knowest
all our dangers. Our good men are at fault
—our wise men are at fault. Iu the North
aDd in the South, in ths East and in the
West, everywhere they are at fault. We
know not what it is best for us to do, and,
with common consent, we come unto Thee,
Oh 1 Lord our God! and we pray Thee to
overrule unreasonable, wicked men, in all
parts of our Confederacy. And we pray
Thee to inspire, and to strengthen, and to
assist all true patriots in every part of our
And tnay Thy blessing rest upon all the
departments of the Government. We re
member with special solicitude the President
of these United States and his immediate
advisers. They lack wisdom. But if they
call upon Thee, Thou wilt give them wisdom,
for Thou givest to all men liberally and up
braideth none. While we trust tbey pray
for themselves, we here also pray for them,
that Thy holy spirit may be granted unto
them, and that they may see exactly what
they ought to do and have grace to do it, in
the positions in which they are placed.
We thank Thee for this bright and beauti
ful morning for the assembling of the two
houses of Congress; and we pray that Thy
blessing may rest upon the Vice President
and upon every Senator in his place, and
upon the Speaker of this House and every
member in his plaee. We rejoice to learn
that they see their responsibility, that thov
feel their responsibility, and that many of
tbem are looking to Thee for counsel and di
rection. Oh, Lord our God ! let Thine own
presence subdue every heart and every mind,
and sanctify all action to Thy own glory and
the good of our whole people. Ob 1 that wo
may still be happy in this blessed Union.
Our Father who art in Heaven, hallowed
be Thy name. Thy Kingdom come, Thy
will be done on earth as it is in Ileayen.—
Give us this day our daily bread, and forgive
us our debts as we forgive our debtors. And
lead us not into temptation, but deliver us
from evil, for Thine is the Kingdom, and the
power, and the glory, for ever and ever.—
Hope in a Dark Day.
At every period ot doubt and perplexity
in our annals, (says the National Intelligent
cer,) there has been statesmen who. rising
above the epirit of party, and extricating
themselves from the passions of the hour,
have been able, with oalm intelligence, to
point away of escape from the porils which
threatened our civil existence. Can it be
that the spirit of counsel and mi deration has
so far departed from the public men of the
present dRj that no plan of accommodation
can be concerted for the pacification of exis
ting dissensions ? Are the difficulties which
beset a pacific adjustment of our present diss
contents greater than those which have been
surmounted by the sages and patriots of our
Government at successive periods in its his*
tory ? Are they greater than those which
were encountered by the men who framed the
Articles of Confederation, or by those who
brought symmetry and beauty out of civil
dissolution in 1789, or by those who repres
sed sectional animosities, and at the same
time prosecuted a successful war against the
first Power of the world in 1812. or by thoso
who composed the agitations of 1850 in a
pact of compromise which rallied to its nd
hesion the support of the people in all sec
tions ? We think not; and, beleiving, we
should be loth to do so much discredit to the
wisdom and patriotism of our contemporary
statesmen as to doubt that they will prove
equal to the emergencies of the present cri
Let there be above al! things, no words of
crimination or recrimination uttered on the
floor of Congress. The time calls for calm
and sober reflection, not for the language of
hot debate. Let the Representatives of all
parties of all sections blend their counsels
and their labors in a hearty and earnest effort
which shall look to the restoratiou of peace,
order and fraternity on an enduring basis.—
Upon those who shall be first in this labos of
love the whole country would delight to be
stow its choicest honors, while the pen of hie
tory would record their names fjr the admix
ration and homage of unnumbered genera
tions, not only among our posterity, but
among the patrons of civil liberty tbrough
the world, and to the remotest ages.