Centre Democrat. (Bellefonte, Pa.) 1848-1989, January 03, 1861, Image 1
% Jfatnfls gtefospaptr—-s£boftlr to politics, Cemptrantc, literature, Science, ®|e Agriculture, C|e Markets, (fbutation, general Intelligence, eft., J. S. & J. J. BRISBIN, VOLUME 27, Centre gemocrat. IS PUBLISHED EVERY THURSDAY, BY J. s. & J. J. BRISBIN. Office in ike Arcade Building, Second Floor. TERMS.—SI,SO if paid in advance or within six months after subscribing,otherwise $2 will invari ably be charged; No subscriptions received for a shorter period than six months and none dis jontinuqd, unless at the option of the editor, until all arrearages are paid. BUSINESS CARDS. * M'ALLISTER & BEAVER I tJL ATTORNKYS-AT-LAW, BELLEFONTE, PA Office on Allegheny Street. Feb. 10'59 EM. BLANCHARD- ATTORNEY • -AT-LAW, BKLLKONTE, PENNA. Office formrly occupied by the Hon. James Burnside. Jan. 19, 'fo.-tf. WW BROWN-ATTORNEY-AT a LAW BKLLEPONTE, PENNA. Will attend to all legal business entrusted to him, with prompt ness. May, 5 '59. TAS. H. RANKIN, ATTORNEY-AT tP LAW, BKLLEPONTE. PA. will attend prompt ly to all legal business entrusted to him. Office next door to the Post Office. [SjpL 20, '6O, tf WM.P. WILSON-ATTORNEY-AT J j -LAW BELLFONTK, PA , will promptly at tend to all legal business entrusted to him. Office three doors North of the diamond. jan.l2'6o J. HOCKMAJ* , SURVEYOR AND a CONVEYANCER, BKLLEPONTE, PA., will attend to and correctly execute all businesi en trusted te him. [June 14,-'6O, —tf. fcr£U. L. POTTER. M. S. OFFICE ou High street, (old office.) Bellefonte Pa. Will atteDd to professional calls as heretofore, and respectfully offers his professional services bis friends and the public. Oct.26'sS G A. FAIRLAMB, M. D. JAS. A. DOBBINS, M. D FAIR LAMB & DOBBINS. DR. FAIRLAAAU has associated with him DR J. H. DUBBIN •*, in the practice of medicine lffice as heretofore on Bishop street, opposite the Temperance Hotel. March 19,57. DR. JAS. P. GREGG, respectfully offers his professional services to tho people of Milesburg and [vicinity. Residence, Daniel R. Boileau's National Hotel. Refer to Dr. J. M. McCoy, Dr. G. L. Potter, Dr. J. B. Mitchell. [Nov. 8, IB6o.—tf. WM. REISER, SURGEON AND vv PHYSICIAN, having permanently located offers his Professional services to the citizens of Pine Grove Mills and vicinity, and respectfully oslicits a liberal portion of the public patronage. [Feb. 16, '6o.—ly. Gil ii J. J SINGLE. Operative flhßgsggSL and Mechanical Dentist, will prac- tice all the various branches of his profession in the most approved manner. Office and residence on Spring St.Bellefonte' Pa. [Mar, g. '6O. tf. TAS. F. RIDDLE, ATTORNEY-AT TP LAW, BELLEFONTE PA. Will atttend to all business entrusted to him with care and prompt ness, Refer to Gov. Pollock, Milton Pa. and Hon. A: G. Curtin, Bellefonte Pa. Office with John H. Stover* jan. 5, '6O. JR. MUFFLE , AGENT FOR TH , WEST BRANCH INSURANCE COMPANY, Per eons wishing to secure themselves from losses by fire, will do well to call upon him at the store of J. R. Muffly A Co., N. E. corner of the Diamond, three doors above Allegheny street, Bellefonte, Centre CO , Pa. Mar: 15, '6O. ly. WW.WIIITE, DENTIST, has per * manently located in Boalsburg,'Centre 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 MITCHELL & ALEXANDER. ATTORNEYS-AT-LAW, BELLEFONTE PFNNA. Having associated themselves in the practice of law, will atten 1 promptly to all business en trusted to their care Office in the Arcade. [No7f 1, '6o.—tf. CONVEYANCING. DEEDS BONDS, MORTGAGES, AND AR TICLES OF AGREEMENT neatly and cor rectly executed. Also, attention will be given to the adjustment of Book Accounts, and accounts f Adminstratior s and Executors prepared for filing, office next door to tho Post Office. OOL, 19th, 'SB, WM. J. KEALSH. JOHN H STOVER ATTORNEY AND COUNSELLOR AT LAW BELLEFONTE, PA., will practice his pro fession in the several courts of Centre county. — All business entrusted to him will be carefully at tended to. Collections made and all monies promptly remitted. Office, on High st. formerly opcuped by Judge Burnside, and D. C. Boal, Esq. wherehe can be consulted both in the English and inthe german language. May 6, '58—22 ly. JAS. MACMANUS. W. P. MACMANU J: & WM. P. MACMANUS. ATTORNEY'S- AT-LAW, BELLEFONTE, PA., Office in the rooms formerly occupied by Linn A Wilson, Allegheny street. Jas. Maeman tA has associated with W. P. Mac manus, Esq., in the practice of law. Professional business intrus ted! o their care will receive prompt attention. They will attehd the several Courts in the Coun ties of Centre, Clinton and Clearfield. June 21, '6O, tf. XTALE & HOY. ATTORNEYO-AI JL JL LAW, will attend pro nptly to all business entru stedto their care. Office in the building formerly occupied by Hon, Jas. T. Hale. A CARD. Messrs. Hale A Hoy will attend to my business during my absence in Congress, and will be as sisted by me in the trial of all causes entrustedto them. J.T.HALE. jaua'lß6o CURTIN & BLANCHARD. ATTORNEY'S-AT-LAW, BKLLEPONTE, PENNA The undersigned having associated them selves in the practise of Law, will faithfully at tend to all professional business entrusted to them in Centre, Clintion and Clearfield counties. All collections placed in their hands, will receive their promt attention. Office in Blanchard's new building on Allegheny street. Nov. 30'58 CURTIN A BLANCHARD. BJMJYKMJYG HOUSE OF WM. F.. REYNOLDS de CO. BELLEFONTE, CENTRE CO., PENN'A. Bills cf Exchange and Notes discounted ; Collec tions made and Funds promptly remitted. Inter est paid on Special Deposits, Exchange on the Eaatarn eities constantly on hand and for sale. Deposits received. April 7 'SB WM. HARDING, FASHIONABLE BARBER AND HAIR DRESSER, BELLEFONTE, PA., Has opened a Barber Shop one door above the Frank lin House, where he can be found at all times.— Good Razors, keen and sharp, kept constantly on hand. Hair Dressing, 6'hampooning, Ac., atten ded to in the most workman like manner. He hopes by strict attention to business to receive a liberal share of public patronage. Uefonte,June 28, IB6o*—tf. ST. LAWRENCEHOTEL, CHESTNUT STREET, PHILADELPHIA. WM. B. CAMPBELL, Proprietor Apr sth'6o—tf. WiOn*EJLjL # BOUJRKJE, MANUFACTURERS AND IMPORSERS OF PAPER HANGINGS, N. E. Cor. of Fourth A Market Streets, PHILADELPHIA. Oct 4, '6O, 3in. [R. Q. 0. J. THORP FLAHERTY, Importer of. Havana Segars, No. 837 CHESTNUT STREET, (Adjoining Girard House,) And Opposite CONTINENTAL HOTEL, PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA. AT d.26,-'6O, —ly. BONIGAR, DN E R HOUSE CO RNEK OF SIXTH AND R. R. STREETS OPPOSITE L. V. AND PENNA. R. R. DEPOTS, HARRISBURG, PA. J.W. STONE. PROPRIETOR Mar. 15th, 1860, ly. MADAME SiHIVEND'S INFALLIABLE POWDERS, FOR the speedy and effectual Cure of all Injla matione, Fever*, Rheumatism, Dyspepsia and Liver Complaint, Piles, Ore.eel, and all Acute and Chronic Diseases of Adults and Children. —Send 3 cent Stamp to her Agent, G. B. JONES, Hundreds of testimonials.] Box 2070 Phila, P. 0. ££3- Agency, S. W. cor. Third & Arch Sts. Oct. 4, 1860 10L J. Web. J. PALMER & CO., MARKET ST., WHARF, PHILADELPHIA. Dealer in PISE CHEESE and Provisions, Have constantly on hand an assortment of DRIED A PICKLED FISH,'Ac., viz: Mackerel, Shad, Salmon, Blue Fish, Herrings, Codfish, Pfeiifj Pork, Lard, Shoulders, Hams, Sides, Cheese, Baans, Rice. Ac., ct. '6o.—3m " [J. Web. UNITED STATES HOTEL, BY XJI. w TEN EYCK OPPOSITE PENNSYLVANIA;R. R. DEPOT HARRISBURG PA, B. HARTSHORN Superintendent. NO pains have been spare! to make the abvoe the first hotel in Harrisbnrg. The table i always spread with the best the market affords and the accommodations are suprior to any found elsewhere in the city. March Ist 1860.8 HU G H B. BRISBEN, gruggist, MANUFACTURER OF EXTRA LIQUOR COLORING, N, IF. Cor. Third & Poplar streets, Terms Cash."\ Philadelphia. Oct. 3, 1860,—1y. A. Guckonheimer. S. W-rtheiiniir. E Wertheimer. A. G. & BRO'S., IMPORTERS AN I, DEALERS lN Foreign and Domestic Liquors. DISTIL LPRS OP MONONGAHELA RYE WHISKEY, Also, Rectifiers of the IRON CITY WHISKEY, And Manufacturers of the Celebrated GERMAN STOMACH BITTERS No. 25 Market Street, Nov PITTSBURGH, PA. LOUIS GERIIEK, " IMPORTER AND MANUFACTURER OP FANCY FURS. For Ladies', Gentlemen's and Children's Wear, NO. 234 ARCH ST., PHIL'A. All kinds of Furs Dressed, Cleaned and Repaired. Furs made to order at the shortest notice. Full value paid for Shipping Furs. Furs taken care of during the Summer Oct. 4, '6o.—ly. IV. A. ARNOLD. JOHN IV. WILSON ARNOLD & WILSON WARMING & VENTILATING WAREHOUSE, No. 1010 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia. CMILSON's Paten Cone and Ventilating FURNACES, Cooking Ranges, Balh 'Boilers, ENAMELED STATE MANTELS Common and Low Down Parlor Grates, Warm Air Registers and Ventilating, Ac. Ac. Particular attention given to warming and Ven tilating Buildings of every description. BEN J. M. FELT WELL, Sup't. Apr. 26,-1860. ly. £ TOWNSEND &ICO., (Successors to Sam'l Toicnsend de Son,) No. 39 South Second Street, above Chestnut, ILAD ELPHIA. IMPORTERS & DEALERS IN Velvet, Brussels, Tapestries, Three-ply, In grain and Venitian CARHhTS ol the best English A American make. MATTINGS, OILCLOTHS, dec., dec., dec. We solicit an inspection of our assortment be fore purchasing elsewhere. Oct. 4, '6o.—3m. [R, G. 0. HAINES & DOCK. WHOLESALE GROCERS, No. 35 North Water Street, PHILADELPHIA. GROCERIES, GROCERIES, GROCERIES, GROCERIES, GROCERIES, GROCERIES, Merchants of Central Pennsylvania LOOK TO YOUR INTERESTS ! ! If you wish to buy cheap go to Haines A Dock, They keep on hand the best articles to be h a d in the City, in their line of business. Call and examine their goods. Remember their Firm is at No. 35 North Water Street, PHILADELPHIA Apr. 26,'60. —ly. WT STAND UPON THE IMMUTABLE PRINCIPLES OF JUSTICE—NO EARTHLY .POWER SHALL DRIVE US FROM OUR POSITION BELLEFONTE, PA., THURSDAY MORNING, JAN., 3 1861 CARRIER'S ADDRESS 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 Smarts, smarts, And their noble bosoms burned, Till with high resolve they spurned Tyranny ; And they cried with one breath, "Give us liberty or death." Conquered they ? In their ragged regimentals Stood the old continentals, Yielding not. 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 Unicorn; 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 Billious drift Drove the dark battle breakers O'er the green sodded acres Of th.o plain ; And louder,loader, louder, Cracked the black gunpowder, All amain! Then like smiths at their forges Labored the red St. George's Canonier., 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 Powder cloud; And his sword was swinging. And his brazen throat was ringing, Trumpet loud; Ami the blue Bullets flew, And the trooper jackets feddoh At the touch of the leaden Bullet's breath; 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 Once more; Wilde!; wilder rings the battle, And the Cannon s fiercer rattle Than before. And the men, Dying then, 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, Swiftly pour 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 ? LIBERTY ! They fought to be free ; And they fought that you and me, By their gallant victory, Might enjoy Quiet peace At our ease— Worship God-Almighty nOon and night, As we thought alone was right, Fearing none. May God bless tho Continentals, And their ragged regimentals, For this home. For the Centre Democrat. Solitude. 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 cause.' " 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 the scene. 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 tence. 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. HOPE. 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 sixteen 1 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. NUMBER 1. Prayer of Rev- Thos. H. Stockton Tho following is the prayer male by the Itov. 11. Stockton, on the opening of Con* gress: 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 Union. 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.— Amen. 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 sis. 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.