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Office on Allegheny Street. Feb. 10 59
MTBEAXCH ARD- ™ K offiee
. -AT-LAW, BKLLBUNTK, BENNA. Office
fermiiy occupied by the Hon. James Burnside.
Jan. 19, 'fcO.-tf.
W"~ \V BROWN- WTOMEY - Al '
. LAW BELLEFONTE, PENNA. Will attend to
all legal business entrusted to him, with prornpt-
May, 5 '59.
TIC H R A TVK IN. ATTORNEY-AT-
J "LAW, B* LLKFONTK, 4 PA. will attend prompt
ly to all legal business entrusted to him. Office
BSX\ door to the Post Office. [Sapt. 20, 'OO, tf
T? J.HOCKM AJ* , SURVEYOR AND
-Li. CON VBY ANGER, BELLEFONTE, PA., _ wi 11
attend to and correctly execute all businesi en
trusted te him. [June 14,-'6O, tf.
~ VJco/ L potter M. D.
OFFICE on High street, (old office,) Bellefonte
Pa. Will attend to professional calls as
heretofore, and respectfully offers his professional
services his friends and the public. 0ct.26 58
O B. FAIRLAMB, M. D. JAS. A. DOBBINS, M. D
FAIRLAMB & DOBBINS.
DK. FAIRLA.UB has associated with him DR
J. 3. DOBBIN s . in the practice of medicine
Iffiee as heretofore on Bishop street, opposite the
Temperance Hotel. March 19,57.
DR. JAS. P. GR2GG, resperctfully offer
his professional services to tho people o
MiUaburg and vicinity. Residence, Daniel R
Beileau'f National Hotel.
Refer to Dr. J. M. McCoy, Dr. G. L. Potter, Dr.
3. B. Mitchell. [Nov. 3, IB6o.—tf.
ttttt REIBER, SURGEON AND
VV PHYSICIAN, having permanently located
offers his Professional -services to the citizens of
Pine Grove Mills and vicinity, and respectfully
•elicits a liberal portion of the public patronage.
[Feb. 16, '6o.—ly.
/• J. LINGLE* Operative
jaSafflgeff 1 and Mechanical Dentist, will prac-
tice all the various branches of his
profession in the most approved manner. Office
tad residence on Spring St.BellefonW) Pa.
[Mar. t. 60. tf.
T ts . v RfDDLE ATTORNEY-AT
iViil amend to all
business entrusted to him with care and prompt-
Bess. Refer to Gov. Pollock, Milton Pa. and
Hon. A: G. Curtin, Bellefonte Pa. Office w.tb
John H. Stover jan. 5, '6O.
MUFFLI," AGENT FOR TH-
Y , WEST BRANCH INSURANCE COMPANY. PR
eons wishing to secure themselves from losses by
lire 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,
Cemtreco,Pa. Mar; 15, '6O. lv.
WW, WHITE, DENTIST, has per
a manently located in Boalsburg, Centre
County Pa. Office on main st., next door to the
•tare of Johnston A Keller, where he purposes
practising his profession in the most scientific
manner and at moderate ohargjs. mir.
A O. FURST, ATTORNEY-AT-LAW,
ii- BELLEFONTE, PA., will a ttond promptly to
all business entrusted to his care. Office on
Northwest oorner of the Diamond.
Will practice in the several Courts of Centre
asd Clinton counties. Jan. 24,'61 -tf.
IRA C. MITCHELL. CTRUS T. ALEXANDER
MITCHELL A ALEXANDER.
ATTORNEYS-AT LAW, BELLEFONTE PFNNA.
Having associated themselves in ihe practice
•f law, will attenl promptly to all business en
trusted to their care
Office in the Arcade. [No*rfl,'6o. —tf.
DEEDS BONDS, MORTGAGES, AND AR- I
TICLES OF AGREEMENT neatly and cor
rectly executed. Also, attention will be given to
the adjustment of Book Accounts, and accounts
t Adminstratior s and Executors prepared for filing,
•ffiee next door to the Post Office.
Oct., 19th, '6B, WM. J. KEALSR.
JOHN H. STOVER
a TTORNEY 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
eponped by Judge Burnsido, and D. C. Boal, Esq.
wherehe can be consulted both in the English and
iathe gersaan language. May 6,'58 —22 ly.
FAS. MACM ANUS. W. P. MACMANU
J: & WM. P. MACMANUS.
k TTORNEY'S-AT-LAW, BELLEFONTE, PA.,
J\ Office in the rooms formerly occupied by
Linn A Wilson, Allegheny street. Jas. Macman
us has associated with W. P. Macmanus, Esq., in
the practice of law. Professional business intrns
tedt o their care will receive prompt attention.
They will attehd the several Courts in the Coun
ties of Centre, Clinton and Clearfield.
Jane 21, '6O, tf.
XT ALE & HOY. ATTORNEYS-AT
XI LAW, will attend pro nptly to all business
•ntru stedto their care. Office in the building
fermerly occupied by Hon, Jas. T. Hale.
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. jan 5*1860
CURTIN & BLANCHARD.
A TTORNEY'S-AT-LAW, BELLEFONTE,PENXA
j\ The undersigned having associated them
selves in the practise of Law, will faithfully at
tend to all professional business entrusted to them
in Centre, CliLtion and Clearfield counties. All
collections placed in their bunds, will receive
their promt attention. Office in Blanchard's new
building on Allegheny street.
Nov. 30 'SB CURTIN A BLANC HARD.
* BJIJYKIJYG HOUSE OF
WM. F.. REYNOLDS <t- CO.
BELLEFONTE, CENTRE CO., PENN'A.
Bills of Exchange and Notes discounted ; Collec
tions made and Funds promptly remitted. Inter-,
•st paid on Special Deposits, Exchange on the
Eastern oities constantly on hand and for sale.
Deposits received." April 7 *SB
WM. HARDING, FASHIOKABL* BARBER AND
HAIR DRESSER, BELLEFOXTB, PA., Has
opened a Barber Shop one door above the Frank-
En House, where he can be found at all times. —
Good Razors, keen and sharp, kept constantly on
band. Hair Dressing, Shampooning, Ao., atten
ded to In the most workman-like manner. He
hopei by striot attention to business to receive &
liberal share of public patronage.
llefontejJune 28, 1860-—tf.
ST. LAWRENCE HOTEL,
WM, B. CAMPBELL., Proprietor
J. THORP FLAHERTY,
o. 837 CHESTNUT STREET,
(Adjoining Girard House,)
And Opposite CONTIXENTAL HOTEL,
Ar d.26,-'6O, —ly.
CORNER OF SIXTH AND R. R. STREETS
L, V. AND PENNA. R, R. DEPOTS,
J.W. STONE. PROPRIETOR
Mar. 15th, 1860, lv.
HAS JUST RECEIVED
A LARGE AND SPLENDID STOCK OF
GROCERIES, .HARDWARE, QUEETJSWARE.
A LL of which he is selling at very reduced
Goods given in Exchange'for Country Produce.
The public are invited to call and examine his
stock before purchasing elsewhere.
Bollefotite, Nov. 3, '59. tf.
UNITED STATES HOTEL,
Xj. W. TEN EYCBL
OPPOSITF PENNSYLVANIA R. R. DEPOT
B. HARTSHORN Superintendent.
NO pains have been spared 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.s
HUGH B. BR.ISBEN,
EXTRA LIQUOR COLORING,
N. W. Cor. Third & Poplar streets,
Terms Ca*h.\ Philadelphia.
Oct. 3, 1860,—1y.
E. C. HUMES, JAS. T. BALE
H. X. M'ALLISTBR, A. 0. CURTIS
BANKING HOUSE. -
Interest paid on Special llcposit.
HUMES, M'ALLISTER HALE Je CO.,
DEPOSITS received, Bills of exchange and
Notes Discounted, Collections made and
proceeds remitted promptly. Interest paid on
special deposits for Ninety days, and under six
months at the rate of fou: per cent, per annum.
For six month s and upwards, at the rittc cf five
percent, per annum. Exchange on the East con
stantly on hand. January, 3rd. 1861.
Persons in want of PAINTS, OILS, VAR
NISHES, or anything of tho kind, will do
well to purchase them at the Drug Store of J. A J.
HARRIS, Brockerhofi's Row, Bellefonte. Also,
POCEET KNIVES, FANCT ARTICLES,
PERVUMERT, * TOBACCO,
and all the Patent Medicines made.
Surgeon's and Physician's Instrumenst
onnstantly on hand. Call and see them, nearly
opposite the Conrad House.
January, 3rd 1861.
A. Guckenheimer. S. W-rtheimer. JfiWertheimer.
A. G. &. BRO'S.,
IMPORTERS AND DEALERS IN
F.oreign and Domestic Liquors.
MONONGAIIELA RYE WHISKEY,
Also, Rectifiers ®f the
IRON CITY WHISKEY,
And Manufacturers of tbe Celebrated
GERMAN STOMACH BITTERS
No. 25 Market Street,
Nov. 15--60.—ly] PITTSBURGH, PA.
IMPORTER AND MANUFACTURER OF
For Ladies', Gentlemen's and Children's Wear,
NO. 334 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
Oct. 4, '6o.—ly.
W. A. ARXOLD. JOHX.W. WIL3OX
ARNOLD & WILSON
WARMING & VENTILATING WAREHOUSE,
No. 1010 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia.
CMILSON's Paten Cone and Ventilating
FURNACES, Cooking' Ranges,
ENAMELED STAT MANTELS
Common and Low Down arlor Grates,
Warm Air Registers an Ventilating, Ac. Ac.
Particular attention g.ven to wanning and Ven
tilating Buildings of every discription.
HEN J. At. FELT WELL, Sup't.
Apr. 26,-1860. ly.
HAIXES & DOCK.
No. 35 North Water Street,
GROCERIES, GROCERIES, GROCERIES,
GROCERIES, GROCERIES, GROCERIES,
Merchants of Central Pennsylvania
LOOK TO YOUR INTERESTS I !
If ,yon wish to buy cheap go to Haines &Do ck
They keep on hand the best artioles to be had
in the City, in their line of business.
Call and examine their goods.
Remember their Firm is at
No. 36 North Water Street,
Apr- 2 *,'6o—ly.
4 LOT of Ladies Woolen Heods just received
„ h T t _ LETDSN A CO.
llefbnte, Bee. 30, 60.
["WE STAND UPON THE IMMUTABLE PRINCIPLES OF JUSTICE---NO EARTHLY POWER SHALL DRIVE US FROM OUR POSITION'
BELLEFONTE, PA., THURSDAY MORNING, MAR. 7, 1861.
The Reign of Ruffianism.
We take it for granted, in the absence of
; positive, official information, that President
: Lincoln, in resorticg to so extraordinary a
; step as to travel in disguise and enter incog
nito into the Federal Capital, did so for suf
ficient reasons. We take it for granted that
Mr. Lincoln is not wanting in personal cour
age, for we know that whenever in the course
of his life he has been called upon to .exer
cise that quality it has never failed him,
whether for aggression or defense. We take
it for granted, therefore, that the peril which
threatened him was imminent and great, and
that it was one against which personal cour
age could avail nothing. The danger, no
j doubt, was one that did not concern him
alone : it was not, probably, secret assassin
-1 ation or public murder in some precoDceited
! riot of which so old and brave a soldier as
! Gen. Scott warned him to beware. As the
measures resorted to to escape it were extra
j ordinary, so r.lso, without doubt, was the
! peril itself.
What was it? We no more know than
our readers. But this we do know—that it
i is the only instance recorded in history in
which the recognized head of a nation—
head, whether by choice or inheritance—has
been compelled, for fear of his life, to enter
the capital in disguise. Tyrants have fled
from tbeir palaces under false names arid as
sumed characters, when the exasperated peo
ple have compelled tbem to abdicate their
thrones ; dethroned monarchs have escaped
| in the garb of common men at the approach
of a foreign enemy ; pretenders to royal sea's
to which they had no right, have sought from
secret hiding-places and with feigned names
and purposes to rally the discontented into
open rebellion; but never before among a
civilized people has King or President been
reduced by the circumstances of the times to
such an extremity for protection, whdre bis
right to govern was unquestioned and un
questionable. What, then, is the conclu
sion ? Simply that one section of this coun
try is only semi-civilized. It may call itself
republican ; it may profess the abstract faitb
of Christianity ; it may possess, to a certain
limited degree, the arts of a cultivated peo
ple ; it may live under some of the forms of
enlightened society; but it wants that inhe
tent moral sense, that accurate conception of
social law, that intelligent submission to the
purpose of civil government whioh mark the
hignsst civilization. It is merely semi-bar
barous in its spirit, savage in its instincts,
reckless of human life and human rightP,
faithless in everything but brute force,unin
telligent in its aims, and unscrupulous in the
means with which it seeks to attain them.—
In a society so oonstituted, it is not strange
tfcere should bs found many persons who
could conceive and execute some diabolical
plot of slaughter, sparing neither sex, nor
age, nor numbers—such as the destruction
of a railroad train—that the death of one
man might be compassed, in the hope of ac
complishißg thereby the overthrow of a pop
ular Constitutional Government. Against
such designs, formed among a people posses
sed of the vices and forces of civilization
without its virtues and restraints, personal
courage, or character, or position, may avail
nothing, and there is no defense but 6vasion.
It seems probable that had not Mr. Lincoln
resorted to this method of escape, neither he
nor any of his party would have ever reach
ed Washington alive-
Four years ago the reign of ruffianism was
openly instituted at the South. The popular
intelligence and morality of that region koew
no higer method whorewith to meet the pro
gress of opinion and the growth of events.—
How many men and women were banished
and killed in the year 1856 at the South for
believing that Slavery is not the best form of
human society it is impossible to say, or even
to know. Wo have counted at least a score
reoorJed in a single newspaper within a brief
period, and these, of oourse, were but a frac
tion of the whole. When, four years later, it
is evident that the hostility to Slavery is be
coming still more universally diffused, and
it so far successfully asserts itself as to for
bid its extension into the Territories, then
ruffianism beoomes still more rampant, and
men are imprisoned, banished or killed not
by scores, but by hundreds. When this state
of things goes not only unpunished but al
most unrebuked by the country at large, and
it assumes even en organic form in the plun
der of public property, the seizure of public
forts, and the defiance of the supreme law of
the land, what reason have we for expecting
that the fierce and brutal spirit which rules
th# society where suob ruffianism glows will
stop at anything which seems to dim its in
telligence likely to aid in the accomplishment
of its ends? The attempted aesasination of
Mr. Van Wyck at Washington, the proposed
plan to get rid of Mr. Lincoln, whatever it
was, and at whatever expense of the lives of
others, even of women and childrsn, are
merely new developments of Southern and
slaveholding barbarism, the only way in
whioh innate ruffians can meet the new exi
gencies of the moment. And these will be
followed by aots with more oertain results,
unless, in the mean time, the supremacy of
law shall be asserted in obsdisnoe to North
ern civilization, and by other means than
persuasive words.— N. Y. Tribune.
19" Orders hare been issued ter the en
rolment of all oitiseae subject to militia doty
in the District of Celumbxa.
An Incident of the Mexican War.
As General Scott's army was marching
triumphantly into the city of Mexico, a pro
cession of menks emerged from the gats of a
convent situated on the eminence at the
right, until they met the army at right ang
les. Tie guide or leader cf the procession
was a venerable priest whose bair was whi
tened with the irost of many winters. He
held in both hands a contribution box, upon
which there was a lighted candle, and when
within a few feet of the army the procession
halted. As the army proceeded, maDy a
true believer in St, Patrick dropped some
small coin or other into the old priest's box.
And, when it was discovered that a soldier
was searching in his pocket for something to
JOeetow, the old priest would step forward and
hold his box to receive the donation. Ulti
mately there came along a tall, gaunt, lim
ber-sided, gander-looking Yankee, who, on
seeing the poor priest, thrust his hands into
the very depths of his breeches packets, as if
in search for a dime, or something of the
kind. The priest, observing this movement,
advanced as usual, while Jonathan, hold
ing forth a greasy looking roll of paper, com
menced very deliberately unfolding it. The
old priest anticipated a liberal donation and
put on an air of the most exquisite satisfac
tion. Jonathan continued to unroll pieco af
ter -piece of dirty paper, until at length he
found a piece of tri twisted smoking tobacco.
He next thrust his bands into another pock
et, aod drew forth a clay pipe, which, with
the utmest deliberation, he proceeded to fill
by pinching off email particles of the tobacco
in his breeches pocket, he stepped forward
and lighted his pipe by the old priest's can
die, and making an awkward inclination of
the head, (intended, perhaps, for a bow,) be
said, "Much otleeged te yo, Squire," and
I was an Idle Boy.
Yes, I am a man ; and woe is me for hav
ing been such a little fool when I was a boy !
I hated my books, and took more pains to
forget my lessons than ever I did to learn
them. What a dunce I was, even over my
spelling! Always at tho bottom of my class,
and my book thumbed and dogeared, and
cryed over—tbe very emblem of duncehood.
" Do, Charles, learn your lessons," said my
father, "or you will be fit for Dothing when a
man." "Do, Charles, give your mind to
books, or I shall be ashamed of owning you
for my boy," said my poor mother. But DO ;
I must give my mind to whipping tops and
eating cakes, end a fine scholar they made
me I Now there was Fred Jones,-he liked
play well enough, but he liked reading bet
ter ; and he learned more out of school hours
than I did in them. Fred Jones, is now, like
myself a man, but a very different kind of a
man. Be has made friends among the wise,
the honorable, and the learned ; I cannot bo
admitted to their acquaintance. lie can in
terest a whole company with useful informa
tion ; I am obliged to be silent, or talk about
the weather or my neighbors. I can make
out a bill of parcels, but I blander over a let
ter to a friend. I see my error now, but it is
too late. I have no time to read for I must
work for my daily bread ; and if I bad time
I could not turn my reading to profit.
Behold the bitter fruits of idleness in
childhood.— Miss Jewsbury.
The Season of Lent.
The lent season was oiiginally instituted
to commemorate the sufferings of the last
days of tbe Savior of the world, and extends
IO the period of his crucifixion and resurrec
tion ! The lent is always preceded by
Shrove Tuesday, whioh signifies the Tues
day of confession. In years gone by, Shrove
Tuesday was held as a high festival in the
Catholic church, it beiag the last day prior
to the long season of-fasting or lent, and is
the occasion lor holding the Roman carnival.
The word carnival refers to the lent season
ensuing, and means ■ farewell to meat.'
Formerly, in every parish of England, the
people were obliged to confess their sins, one
by one, to their own parish priest and in
their own parish chu ches. In Scotland,
foot ball was the great sport of day, and if
any man failed to take part in the game, he
was obliged to pay a fine to tbe authorities;
while cock fighting held a high place on the
ocoasion. By some the day was termed
'pancake day,' beeause that day was the day
OD whioh pancakes were usually made by tbe
Scotch. Another custom among the Scotch
was to thrash with a flail every hen that
failed to lay an egg on that day. These
things, howover, have passed away, and but
little regard is paid to the day preceding to
the advent of lent.
SKNSIBLX. —The Demooracy having bro't
our country to the verge of bankruptcy and
ruin, feeling their inability to save, are now
calling on the Republicans to save the Un-
t&" The meerest foel who has plenty of
the gregarious instinct and selfish caution,
is, on the ground of conformity, more likely
to bo called a man of sense by the mass cf
society, than a man of genius and sense, too,
with original tastes, modes of thought, and
motives of action.
Parson Brownlow's Prayer.
Seeing that the Episcopal Bishops of the
Carolinas have composed prayer te be used
by their clergy, during tbe sessions of their
Legislatures, we have deemed it proper, sus
taining the relation to tbe Methodist Church
we in East Tennessee, to compose the follow
ing prayor, and order that it ehall be used
this winter, by all local preachers in their
" Almighty God, our Heavenly Father, in
whose hand are the hearts of men. and the
issues of events, not mixed up with locofoco
ism, or rendered offensive in Thy sight, by
being identified with men of corrupt minds,
evil designs, and damnable purposes, such
as seeking to upturn the best form of Govern
ment on earth. Thou bast graciously prom
ised to hear tbe prayers ol those who, in an
humble spirit, and with true faith—sueh as
no Secessionist oan bring into exercise—call
upon Thee, be pleased we beseech Thee, fa
vorably to loek upon and bless the Union
men of this Commonwealth, and sustain them
in their praiseworthy efforts to perpetuate
toe Government, and under it the institutions
of our holy religion. Possess their minds
witb'the spirit of true patriotism, enlighten
ed wisdom and of persevering hostility to
wards those traitors, potitical gamblers, and
selfish demagogues, who are seeking to build
up a miserable Sonthern Confederacy, and
under it to inaugurate a new reacting of the
Ten Commandments, so as to teach that the
chief end of man is Nigger! In these days
of trouble and perplexity give the common
p a ople grace to perceive the right path,
which Thou knowest leads from the camps
of Southern madcaps, aud Northern fanatics,
and enable tbem steadfastly to walk there
So strengthen, then, the common masses,
01 L.rd, and so direct thetn that they, being
hindered neither by the fear of corrupt men
in power, nor by bribery, nor by an over
charge of mean whiskey, nor by any other
Democratio passions, but being mindful of
thy constant superintendence, of tho awful
majesty of thy righteousness, of hatred of a
corrupt Democracy and its profligate leaders,
and of the strict account ihey most hereafter
give to Thee they may in counsel, word and
deed, aim supremely at the fulfillment of
their duty, which is te talk, vote and pray
against the wicked loaders of abolitionism,
and the equally ungodly advocates of seces
ionism. Grant that those of Thy professed
ministers who are mixed up with modern De
mocracy, and have become so hardened in sin
as openly to advocate the vile delusion, may
speedily abandon their unministerial habits,
or go over to the cause of the devil, that
their positions may at least be unequivocal,
and that they may thereby advance the wel
fare of the country 1 And grant that these
fire-eaters may soon run their race, and that
the oourse of this world may be so peaceably
ordered, by Tby superintendence, that Thy
church, and Thy whole people, irrespeetivo
of sects, may joyfully serve Toee, in all god
ly quietness, through Jesus Christ onr Lord
How to Prosper in Business.
In the first place make up your mind to
accomplish whatever you undertake ; decide
upon some particular employment, and per
severe in it. All difficulties are overcome
by diligence and assiduity.
Be not afraid to work with your hands,
and diligently, too. " A cat in gloves catch,
es no mice-"
Attend to your own business ; never trust
it te any one else. " A pot that belongs to
too many is ill-stired and worse boilsd."
Bs frugal. " That which will iqpfc make a
pot will make a pot lid."
Be abstemious. " Who daintiss love shall
Rise early. " The sleepy fox catches no
Treat every one with respect and civilty.
" Every thing is gained, and nothing lost,
" Good manners insure success."
Never anticipate wealth from any other
source thau labor; especially never place
dependence upon becoming tbe possessor of
an inheritance. " lie who waits for dead
men's shoes, may have to go a long time
barefoot. "He who runs after a shadow,
bath a wearisom race."
Above all things, never dispair. God is
where he was. "He helps those who truly
trust in him."
The Bible on Secession.
We find in a Stouhern paper the following
striking paragraph, which proves conclusive
ly that the prophet Jool was in favor of se
" The 20th verse of the second ohapier of
the Book of Joel reads as follows:" " But I
willjremove far off from you tho Northern
army, and will drive him into a land barren
and desolate with his face towards the East
Sea, and his hinder part toward the utmost
It may be a comfort to those who are
alarmed by this, to be assured that Jeremiah
is on our side. For in the 12th chapter and
19th verse he says : " Tbe cities of the
Seuth shall be shut up, and cese shall open
them." Jeremiah being one of the greater
prophets, and Joel only one of the minor
prophets, the advantage is clearly with us.—
WADX'S COMPROHISI —The correspondent
of the Cbichgo Tribune gives the following
as Wade's ''compromise:"
"I am of the opinion, as a Christian man,"
said old Ben Wade, "that two handred of
the leaders of this conspiracv should be hung
as traitors. If the Sonth thinks that num
ber too great, and will give up one hundred
aßd fifty, I will compromise on that, that the
Union may be saved."
tSg* The popular vote of Louisiana is said
| to be against secession, but has been sup
pressed Djr the traitors.
A Gold Watch in a Rag-bag
A lady in the vicinity of Bridgeport, Ct.,
was in tbe habit of putting out shirts to
make lor a large clsthing establishment to a
number of women in the neighborhood. In
tbe cutting of these, there were a great many
little odds and ends of cloth left over—pieces
too small to be of use, and tbe first thought
was of course, to toss them into the fire.—
' No," she reflected, "I will save them as
they accumulate, and perhaps I may get
enough to exchange with the tinman for some
kitchen article or other." So she let thorn
lie, housewifelike, and in a few weeks there
was quite a pile.
One day a neighbor came in, and on bear
ing of the destination of the scraps, advised
that they should be sent to a paper mill, at
some little distance. " They will give you
three or four cents a pound for tbem," said
be, "and that is better than exchanging tbem
She asked her husband's advice. To him
a few rags more or less seemed a trivial af
as you like," said ha laughingly—
"you may have all the money you can make
out* of the rags."
She took him at his word, and in two or
three months, some half a dozen barrels of
rags were sent by some one who was going
in the direction of the paper mill. To her
surprise and pleasure, a new rustling five
dollar bill came back.
Again the impulse to spend it for some lit
tle ornament, was checked. "No," share
solved ; "all my rag money shall go into the
And into the saving bank it went accor
dingly. Years rolled by—more rags were
saved and sold—interest and principal ac
cumulated. At length an unusual opportu
nity presented itself for tbe purchase cf a
beautiful gold watch. Forty dollars was the
"I will not ask my husband to withdraw
any necessary funds from bis business," she
thought, "but now is the time to make my
rag money useful 1"
The gold watch was purchased—literally
Yet this was not the end of it. The bank
fund, of which tbe bundle of rags v. as the
origin, now amounts to over twenty-five hun
"I do not know how it accumulated," said
the lady to us. "A few cuttings and scraps
laid aside whenever I cut out shirts—a few
dollars carried to tbe bank when I went to
the city—it has grown up, almost without
any care on my part " — Life Illustrated.
Scene in a Police Office.
The prisoner in this ease, whose name was
Dicken SwiveD, alias, "Stoye Pipe Pete,"
was placed at the bar and questioned by the
Judge to tbe following effect:
Judge.—Bring the prisoner into Court.
Pete.—Here I am, bound to blaze, as tbe
spirits of turpentine said, when he was ali a
We will take a little fire eat of you. How
do you live ?
I ain't partioular, as the oyster said when
they asked him if he would be roasted or
We don't want to hear what the oyster
said, or the spirits of turpentine either, -
What do you follow ?
Anything that comes in my way, as tbe
locomotive said when he ran oyer a little
Don't care anything about tbe looomotive.
What is your business ?
That's vatious, as the cat said wten she
stole the cbioken off the table.
If I bear any more absurd comparisons I
will give you twelve months-
I am done, as the beefsteak said to th*
Now, sir, your punishment will depend on
the shortness and correctness of ycur an
swers. I suppose you live by going around
the docks ?
No, sir, I can't go around the dooks with,
out a boat, and I hain't got none.
Answer me, sir. How do you get your
Sometimes at the baker's, and scmetimss
I eat 'taters.
No more of your stupid nonsense. How
do you support yourself?
Sometimes on my legs and sometimes on a
How do you keep yourself alive ?
By breathing, sir.
I order you to answer thie question cor
rectly. How do you do ?
Pretty well, I thank you, Judge. How do
you do ?
I shall have to oommit yoii.
Well, you've committed yourself first, tbat
is some oonsolation.
A PHYSICAL DISCUSSION. —A oontraotor
who was building a tunnel on a certain rail
road, obseryed one morning tbat the face of
a member of his gang had its surface all
spotted with bruises and plasters.
"Ah ! Jimmy," said be, "what have you
been doin' ?"
"Not yery muoh, Sur," answered Jimmy;
"I was jist down at Billy Mulligan's last
night, Sur, an' bim an' ms bad a bit af a
disoooshsn void sticks!"
EDITORS & PROPRIETORS.
AARONSDURQ, Feb. 22d, 1861
W. W. Brown, —
Respected Friend: — I embraoe
this opportunity to inform you that the pe
tition handed to me by Esq. Messina, for.
warded by you, met with the approbation of
all Union and liberty-loving men to whom it
was my pleasure to present the same for their
signature. The only thiDg that we regret is
that we had not the opportunity of subscrib
ing our names, long ere this, to a document
whioh expresses, in so few words, the real
essence of the method laid down in the Con
stitution of the United States, which is, in
my humble opinion, the only weapon that
can restore true peaoe, happiness and pros
perity to our afflicted country.
Now, friend Brown, that we have traitors
both North and South is indisputable, and is
not disputed by honest Unionmen, But
what aro the plans proposed by the so-ternK
ed Union-men to effect peaoe? Does not
every one demand concession of manliness,
honor and principle? Does not every one
demand right to submit to wrong ? Again
I ask you, does not every one demand the
majority to yield to the minority?
No, Mr.Brown, so leDg as those compro
mises are principally intended to revive a
rotten and corrupt party in place of restor
ing peace and protecting U. 3. property. I
would say, patriots, hands off; for if our Con
stituiion whose counsel crowned a Jackson
with a glorious viotory over nullification—l
say, if the counsel of that holy and sacred
document has become so stale that it requires
an amendment to restore peace, happiness
and prosperity let us have the result. lam
constrained to look upon the man who tears
his coat wilfully, for the sake of having the
same patohed, as a fool. Again, lam una
ble to see my way clear in a spiritual sense
of view, that I am the possessor of honest
liberty, if the same be purchased by compro
mise of a set of traitors at the expense of a
poor ignorant, illiterate and uncultivated hu
man beings liberty.
The crisis hare in town, Mr. Brown, is
treated with silent contempt on the Repnbli
oan side, and viewed in its proper light, ris •
that the whole object of this fracus is a tool
used to break up the Republican party, the
only conservative patty in existence.
Where on the other hand, as you are well
aware, our opponents are fully represented
by the Reporter , especially when the same de
clares in bis diabolical language that Mr.
Lincoln loill take his seat on the 4th of Maroh
if he takes it at ell, or when be says there
are any number of Democrats who oan shod
a Republican at a hundred yards distance.
Now we have also bad a fine hint on slavery
some time past Irom the pulpit, viz: That
slavery was no sin perse, the same was de
fended by quoting father Abraham, as being
favorable to the institution ; now whether
the allusion was made to preve our present
local slavery a divine institution or that sla
very existed under divine authority in an
cient times lam unable to say. If the for
mer, why not at once prove poligamy and
wholesale murder a divine institution by the
Bible ? But this would hardly do, so hmg
as a Paul classes men-stealers with wHoro
mongers, liars, murderers, &c., against whom
the law of God directed its awful ourse. Now
to view our slavery in its proper light, what
else are those negroes but stolon property ?
and those who steal a man and soli him are
doomed, aecording to the Mosaic Laws, to
die 1 \Vho, I would like to know, empower
ed the American people, or what divine law
authorized them, after discovering the Indi
an to be an unprofitable slave, to go to Afri*
ca and there steal the poor illiterate Afrioan
Heathen and bring him into the United
States, and there sell him into perpetual
Is not the above the whole sum and
stance concerning slavery, and how the same
was begotten in these United States ? With
these remarks I will alose my epistol.
DOUGLAS AND THE TARIFF.— It will be ra
membered by our readers tbat while looking
for his mother last fall, Mr. Douglass made a
speeoh at Harrisburg, in which he took high
ground in favor ef a Tariff. And it will also
be remembered with what zeal and earnest*
ness Lis friends everywhere proclaimed him
a friend to Pennsylvania interests. We have
now another faot which will also be kept
in mind, and whioh we oommend to the no
tioe of the friends of that Senator. It is this i
On the final passage of the Tariff bill in the
Senate last week, Mr. Douglas both spoke
and voted against ths bill; and did so en the
ground that the measure did not please the
South. Have his friende any excuae to offer
for him 1— Vedette.
COMPROMISING. —We ask every P,epublieao
who may be about making up his mind in
favor of a compromise, to reflect that we are
ealled upon to do all the compromising— to
make all the oonoessione. Those pro-slavery
orators who insist that party platforms shall
be given up to eare the Union, never prepoee
to give up their own; it ia only the Repub*
lioans who are txpeeted to make suoh asses
of themselves. On the contrary, they pro
pose tbat we adopt the Breckinrige platform
(eee Crittenden proposition) as a oompro- *
Bully for is/