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your lines or less constitute half a spare. Ten liana
or m ore than fear, constitute a square.
SO K . ,one day 80.25 One sq., one day ----VIA
weer.. 1.00 cconevreek.—. .1.26
cc one month— . 2.00 " one m onth_ 3.00
months. 3.00 cc three months. 3.00
rsonths— . 4.00 " six mouths..- 8.00
it one year—. . 3.00 .. one yeliT.,... 10.00
fa" Business notices inserted in the LOU'S' °MA
before marriages and deaths, FITZ OSNTs pas Liss for
insertion. To me roliaaitsand others advertiaing by ar
liberal" IS will be offered. t be
ip- The nrimlieror insertions mus designated on the
itr Marriages and Deaths wig be inserted St the sfMke
imam reguiar advertiseinente.
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SCHOOL BOOKS.--Sehool Directors,
1 , 3 Teac hers, Parents, Scholars, and others, in want of
„,„, Bee k., School Stationery, &c., will sad a complete
School et E. M_ POLLOCK et BOWS 8008 STORE,
gaiter Square, Harrisburg, comprising in part the follow
iltiADEßS.—McGuffey" s, Parker's, Cobb's, Angeles
SPELLING- nool3—Me4nffey% Cobb% Webster%
Town's, Byerly's. Combree.
ENGLISH tlahatmA.B.S.—Rallion's, Smith's, Wood
MonteithostTothill% Hart's, Wells'.
uTSTOßlES.—Grrtralraw's, Davenport's , Prod's,
g ees, lifillard?a, Goodrich's, Pinnock'e, Goldsmith's and
aILITHNSTIC'e.--Greenleaf% Stoddard's, Smarmier!,
pike's, Bose's, Colburn's, Smith and Doke's', Daviele.
ALGEBRAK—Greenlears, Davie's, Data, Bay's,
p gIIONARTIL—WaIkees School, cobb's, Walker,
'Worcester's Comprehensive, Worcester's Primary, Web
ster's Primary, Webster's High School, Webster's' Quarto,
NATIIBAI , Swift's. The above with a great variety 'Mothers can It
anytime be found at my store. Also, a complete assort
ment of School Stationery, embracing in the wht le a com
plete outfit for school porposeS. Any book not in the store.
procured at one days notice.
!Er Country Merchants supplied at wholesale rates.
ALMANACS.—John Baer and Son'a Almanac for sale ai
IT M. POLLOesaCK. SOWRetail. S BOOK STORE, Harrisburg.
X Wholesale arid say
OF YABIOUD DIZDS AND PRIDDF,
Which, for beauty and use, cannot be excelled.
DENEMDER TSE FLAW,
No_ 18 MART OFR:ENT_ mar 2
N E W BOOKS!
JUST ft . .IO2IViD
"SNAL AND SAY," by the author of "Wide, Wide
World," “ Dollars and Cents," &c.
"HISTORY OF KETHODISSI,"byA.Stevens, LL.D.
lor bale at SCIEBITFEW BOKSTORE,
sp9 No. 3.8 Marko ot.
A LARGE AND SPLENDID ASSORTMENT OF
RICHLY GILT AND ORNAMENTAL
Of various Designs and Colors, for 8 cents,
TISSUE PAPER ,AND CUT FLY PAPER,
At [my24l SOKSPPER S S BOOKSTORE!.
WALL PAYER! WALL PAPER I I
lust received, our Spring Stqck of WALL PAPER,
BORDERS, FIRE SCREENS, &c., &c. Itis the largest
and best selected assortment in the city, ranging in price
fronsix (5) cents up to one dollar and a quarter ($1.25.)
As we purchase very low for cash , we are prepared to
sell at as low rates, if not lower, than can be had else
where. If purchasers will call and examine, we feel
confident that we eau please them in respect to price
sud quality. 51 rOLLOOK Si SON,
ap3 Below Jones' House, Market Square.
LLETTE R, CAP, NOTE PAPERS,
Pens, Holders, Pencils, Envelopes, Healing Was, of
the best quality, at low prices, direct from the 1/11111111.-
X 39 HOTIEFFER , S CHEAP BOOKSTORE
T. AW BOOKS! LAW BOOKS I I—A
.LA general assortment of LAW BOOKS, all the State
Reports and Standard Klelnentary Works, with many of
the olAltnglisli Reports, scarce wad rare, together with
a large assortment of second-hand Law Books, at very
low 'idea, at att one price Bookstore of
B. M. POLLOCK & SON,
Market Square, Harrisburg.
AN ARRIVAL OF
APPROPRIATE TO THE SEASON!
PANS! FANS!! PANS!!!
ANOTHER AND SPLENDID LOT Or
SPLICED FISHING ROD S!
Trout Flies, tint and Hair Snoods, Grams Lines, Silk
awl Hair Plaited and a general assortment of
A. GREAT VARIETY OP
Which we will sell as cheap as the cheapeat!
Silver Head Loaded Sword Hickory Fancy
Canes! Canes! Canes! Canes! Canes!
11.1,1.1.F.8. 1 8 DRUG *ND FANCY STOICS,
NO- 91 MARKET STREET,
South side. one door east of Fourth street je9.
CONEY $1.75 PER TON,!!.EII.
TRETERTON COA.I. for sale at $1.76 per tea,
delivered by Patent Weigh Carts.
PINEGROVE COAL, justreceived by cars, for sale by
feb2IJAMES M. WHEELER.
GARDEN SEEDS ! 1 1-A FRESH AND
commurn assortment, just received and for sale y
febl WM, POCK, & CO.
TIIST RECEIVED—A large Stock of
t l SCOTCH ALBS, BROWN STOUT and LONDON
- PORTER,. For sale at the lowed rates by
JOHN H. ZIEGLER,
7.1 Market street.
micKEREL, (Nos.l, 2 and 3.)
SALBION J (very iraperior-)
MAD, (Mesa and very fine.)
IMBUING, (extra large.)
SMOKED HERRING, (extra Digby.)
SCOTCH HESS SARDINES AND ANCHOVIES.
(Mae 3DOVO IrO balm Mackerel in whole, half, quarter
and. eighth bbla. Herring in whole end half bble..
The entire lot new—mazor ram 'v yamaalleS, and
will sell them at the lowest market rates.
solda WM. DOCK, Ja., & CO.
DUO DE MONTEBELLO,
HEIDSIECK & CO.,
eIRSLER & CO.
KOMI & CO.'S,
In store and for sae by
JOHN H. ZIEGLER,
73 Market street
HICKORY WOOD I !—A
just received, and for sale in quantities to suit pur.
&me by Jain DI. wEEELEn.
Mao, re, oAll AND PINE constantly on had at the
lowest prices. dace
Tummy BIBLES, from 1$ to $lO,
x strong and handsomely bound, printed on good paper,
with elegant clear new type, sold at
natal COHRIVCR'S Cheap Bookit we.
GRANBERRIES ! I I-A SPLENDID LOT
just received by
VOR a superior and cheap TABLE or
SALAD OIL go to
HELLER'S DRUG STORE.
T"Fruit Growers' Handbook—by
WARLlBl—wholesale andretail at
isicb3l SCHBFFIB , B Bookstore.
SPERM CANDLES.—A large supply
just received by
Snag RM. DOCK. & CO.
12"' 'ELLER'S D.Rua STORE is the place
AA. it? Awl the kart mortanont of Porte Migingei•
WM. DOCK. Ja., & CO
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£itt.•o of travel.
WINTER TIME TABLE
FIVE TRAINS DAILY TO & FROM PRILIDELPRIA
ON AND AFTER
MONDAY, NOVEMBER 26Tiii, 1860,
The Passenger Trains of the Pennsylvania Railroad Coss
pany will depart from and arrive at Harrisburg and
Philadelphia as follows :
THROUGH EXPRESS TRAIN leaves Harrisburg a
2.40 a. m., and arrives at West Philadelphia at 6.60 a. m
FAST LINE leaves Harrisburg at 12.55 p. in., and
arrives at West Philadelphia at 0.00 p. m.
MAIL TRAIN leaves Harrisburg at 5.15 p. m., and at
rives at West Philadelphia at 10.20 p. in.
These Trains make close aonnection at Philadelphia
with the New York Lines.
ACCOMMODATION TRAIN, No. 1, leaves Harrisburg
at T. 30 a. m., runs via Mount Joy, and arrives at West
Philadelphia at 12.30 p. m.
HARRISBURG ACCOMMODATION leaves Harris
burg at 1.10 p. m., and arrives, at West Philadelphia at
6.40 p. m.
ACCOMMODATION TRAIN, N 0.2, leaves Harrisburg
at 6.26 p. in., runs via Mount Joy, connecting at Diller
ville with MAIL TRAIN East for Philadelphia.
THROUGH EXPRESS TRAIN leaves Philadelphia
10.50 p. m. , and arrives at Harrisburg at 3.10 a. M.
MAIL TRAIN leaves Philadelphia at 8.00 a. m., an
arrives at Harrisburg at 1.20 p. in.
LOCAL MAIL TRAIN leaves Harrisburg for Pittabar
PAST LINE leaves Philadelphia at 12.00 noon, and ar
rives at Harrisburg at 4.10 p. in.
HARRISBURG ACCOMMODATION TRAIN leaves
Philadelphia at 2.00 p. m., and arrives at Ilarriaburs .4
7.35 p. in.
ACCOMMODATION TRAIN leaves Philadelphia
4.00 p. in., and arrives at Harrisburg at 9.46 p. m. •
Attention is called to the fact, that passengers leaving
Philadelphia at 4 p. in. connect at Lancaster with
MOUNT JOY ACCOMMODATION TRAIN, and arrive
Harrisburg at 9.46 p. in.
SAMUEL p, YOUNG,
n023-dtf Supt. Bast_ Die. Pennia Railroad.
NEW AIR LINE ROUTE
si• ,:_:-.-,'.',,-;_- ,
Shortest in Distance - and Quickest in Time
BETWEEN THE TWO CITIES OF
NEW YORK AND HARRISBURG,
READING, ALLENTOWN AND EASTON
MORNING EXPRESS, West, leaven New York at 0
a. m., arriving at Harrisburg at 1 p. m., only 6X hours
between the two cities.
MAIL LINE leaves New York at 12.00 noon, and u
rives at Harrisburg at 8.15 p. at.
MORNING MAIL LINE, but, leaven Harrisburg
8.00 a. m „Arriving at New York at 5.20 p. m.
AFTERNOON EXPRESS LINE, East, leaves Harris.
burg at 1.15 p. m., arriving at New York at 0.45 p. in.
Connections are made at Harrisburg at I.oop. in. with
the Passenger Trains in each direction on the Pennsylva•
nia, Cumberland Valley and Northern Central Railroads
All Trains connect at Reading with Trains for Potts.
rifle and Philadelphia, and at Allentown for Mauch
Chunk, Easton, k a.
ma elamnge of Passenger Cars or Baggage between New
York and Harrisburg, by the 6.00 a. in. Line from New
York or the /35 p. m, from Harrisburg.
For beauty of scenery and speed, comfort and accom
=elation, this Route presents superior inducements to
the traveling public.
Farebotween New York and Harriaburg, Fun Loom, Lae
For Tickets and other information apply to
J. J. CLYDE, General Agent,
WINTER ARRAN _RHENT.
ON AND AFTER DEC. 12, 1860,
TWO PASSENGER TRAINS LEAVE HARRISBURG
DAILY, (Bandaya excepted,) at coo A. M., and 1.15 P:
M., for Philadelphia, arriviogthere at 1.25 P M., and 615
RETURNING, LEAVE PHILADELPHIA at 8.00 A.M.
and 3.80 P.M., arriving at Harrisburg at 1 P. M. and 8.10
FARES :—To Philadelphia, No. 1 Care, 23.25 ; No. 2,
(in same train) $215.
IARE3:—To Reading $1.60 and $1.30.
At Reading, connect with trains for PottsviCA, Mims
ville, Tamaqua, Catawissa,
FOUR TRAINS LEAVE READING FOR PHILADEL
PHIA DA.ltalf, at 6A. 51., 10.45 A. N., 12.80 noon and
3.43 P. N.
LEAVE PHILADELPHIA FOR READING at 8 A.
I_oo P. M., 8.80 I'. WI and 5,00 P.N.
FARES:—Reading to Philadelphia, $1.75 and $1.45.
THE MORNING TRAIN FROM HARRISBURG CON.
NEOTB AT READING With up train for Wilkeabarre
Pittston and Scranton.
For through tickets and other information apply to
I. CLYDE )
dels-dtf General Agent,
READING - RAILROAD.
REDIMPTON OP PASSENGER PARES,
ON AND AFTER MONDAY
. 04' TS,
With 26 co-opons, will be issued between any points
desired, good for the holder and any member of hie
family, in any Passenger train, and at any time—at 2b
per cent. below the regular fares.
Parties having occasion to use the Road frequently on
Nosiness or pleasure, will H.nd the above arrangement
convenient and ereuornical; as Pour Passenger trains
run daily each wry between Reading and Philadelphia,
and Two Trains T between ßeadingtretteville and
Harrisburg. OP Sundays, only One morn/ ng train Down,
and one afters r cr. train Up , runs between Pottsville and
Philadelphit an/ no Passenger train on the Lebanon
Talley Bissek Railroad.
For the above Tickets, or any information relating
thereto apply to B. Bradford, Beg., Treasurer, Philadel
phia, It the respective Ticket Agents on the line, or to
Q. A. li/QQ1.140, Qeneral sinet.
Plareh 27, 1860.—mar28.41tf
NORTHERN CENTRAL RAILWAY.
CHANGE OF SCHEDULE.
ON AND AFTER FRIDAY, MARCH ler, 1801. the
Passenger Trains of the Northern Central will
leave Harrisburg es follows :
OtiVW SO ITT/I.
ACCOMMODATION TRAIN will leave at.. 3.00 a. in.
EXPRESS TRAIN will leave at....... . 7.40 a. nt
MAIL TRAIN willleaveat .. /.90 p.m.
MAIL TRAIN will leave at - 1.40 p. in.
EXPRESS TRAIN will leave at....... p. m.
The only Train leaving Harrisburg on Sunday will le
the ACCOMMODATION TRAIN South. at 3.00 a. in.
For further information apply at the office, in Penn
sylvanialtailroad Depot. JOHN W. HAW Agent.
Harrisburg, March let-dtf.
APPLE WHISKY !—Puns J ERSEE AP
PLE!—In store and for sale by
JOHN 11. ZIEGLER,
feb7 73 Market street.
TIMED BEEF—Au extra lot of DRIED
JJ BEEF just received by
nog WM. DOCK, & CO.
ÜBLINGTON HERRING !
.Tuat received by WM. DOCK, Ts., & CO
That we have recently added to our already full stock
lt Ana /LAW,
FOR TRH HANDICRROHIRIF :
ODOR OF MUSK,
LUBIN'S ESSENCE BOUQUET.
Fon THR HAIR:
MYRTLE. AND VIOLET POMATUM.
FOR THR COMPLEXION:
TALC OF VENICE,
USE LEAS' POWDER,
NEW MOWN HAY POWDER.
BLANC DE PEAS&
NEW MOWN HAY,
Having the largest stock and best assortment of Toilet
Articles, we fancy that we are better able than our com
petitors to get np a complete Toilet Set at any price de
sired. Call and see.
Always on hand a FRESH Stock of DR CGS, MEDI
CINES, CHEMICALS, ito , consequent of our re
ceiving almost daily additions thereto.
KELLER'S DRUG AND FANCY STORE,
01 Market Street, two doors East of Fourth Street,
Bela South aide.
JACKSON & CO.'S
Where they intend to devote their entire time to the
BOOTS AND SHOES
Of all kinds and varieties, in the neatest and most fash
ionable stylee, and at satisfactory prices,
Their stock will consist, in part, of Gentlemen's Fine
Getlf and Patent Leather Boots and Shoes, latest styles;
Ladies' and Misses' Gaiters, and other shots in great
variety; and in fact everything connected with the
dIASTOMER WORK mill be partieularly attended to,
and in all cases will satisfaction be warranted. Lasts
fitted up by one of the best makers in the country.
The long practical experience of the undersigned, and
their thorough knowledge of the business will, they
trust, be sufficient guarantee to the public that they
will do them justice, and furnish them an article the
will recommend itself for utility, cheapness and dura
bility. (jan9] JACKSON & CO.
A NULL ASSORTMENT OP
HUMPHREY'S HOMEOPATHIC SPECIFICS
For male at
WE OFFER TO
A New Lot of
Of Beautiful Styles, substantially made
A Splendid Assortment of
A New andliElegant Perfume,
KNIGHTS TEHPiLARIP Wontrig;
Put up in Cut Glass Engraved Bottles.
A Complete Assortment ofj
Of the beat Manufacture.
A very Handsome Variety of
POWDER PUFF BOXES.
KELLER'S DIM °. STORE,
91 Market street
J - 011kt W. GLOVER,
Has removed to
60 MARKET STREET,
Where he will be pleased to see all his friend
CHEMICAL SPERM CANDLES,
STAR (SUPERIOR) CANDLES,
A large invoice of the above in etore, and for oak at
unusually low rates, by
WM. DOCK, In., & CO.,
jaril Opposite the Court HMO
GUN AND BLASTING POWDER.
JAMES M. WHEELER,
HARRISBURG, P A .
AGENT FOR ALL
POWDER AND FUSE
L E. DUPONT DE NEMOURS & CO.,
WILMINGTON, DELA WARE.
nj".t large supply always on hand. For sale at. manu
facturer's prices. Magazine two miles below town.
E:rprdere received at Warehouse. non
APRIL 2, 11360
SCOTCH WHISKY.—One Puncheon
of PUBB NOTCH WHISKY just received and for
TMPTY BOTTLES ! I !—Of all sizes
and dootrlptiono, for Asia MU, by
c 6 WM. DOCK, JR., & CO.
HATCH & CO, )
138 WALNUT STREET, PHILADELPHIA.
FLOUR; GRAIN, PRODUCE, COTTON,
WINES AND LIQUORS,
TOBACCO AND CIGARS.
DYOTTVILLE GLASS WORKS,
WINE, PORTER, MINERAL WATER, PICKLE AND
OF ZEBU' DESCRIPTION.
IL D. & G. W. MENEM,
27 Bouth Front otoret, Philadelphia.
BT COS Tlll
OTTLED WINES, BRANDIES,
LIQUOV OPEVERY DESCRIPTION!
Together with a coniplete assortment, (wbolemale and
retail,) embracing everything in the lino, will be sold at
cost, without reserve. •
jani WM. DOOR, 3a., Sr. CO.
HAVANA CIGARS. — A Fine Assort
meet, comprising Figaro, Zalagozona, La Balza,
Bird, Fire• Fly, Eteivina , La Berinto, Capitolio of al l
sizes and gnomon, in quarter, 000-9 ' 6h end one-tenth
boxes, just received, and fog sale low by
JOHN H. ZIEGLER,
jan3l. ' 73 Market Street.
I ELLER'S DRUG STORE in the place
to buy Domestic Medicines
HARRISBURG, PA., TUESDAY, MARCH 12, 1861.
NO. 90X MARKET STREET,
.FIARRISB vita-, PA.,
TO WHICH WE INVITE THE
ATTENTION OF THE AFFLICTED 1:
No.lB Market et.
JOHN H. ZIEGLEB :
73 Market area
Eke Vatriot tt' anion.
TUESDAY MORNING, MARCH 12, 1861
DOESTICKS' CALL TO THE MINISTRY.
Lest any captious person should take offence
at this present article. I beg to state that no
one has a greater regard for Religion and for
all true Christianity than I have ; and that in
the record here set down, no disrespect is in
intended to those who truly and earnestly
strive to better the condition of their fellow
men by a practical application of the teachings
of the Cross to the exigencies of real life.
The experiences for which, in this column,
I myself assume the responsibility, are, by no
means, the creation of fancy ; they are real—
the genuine story of a real life; and, while it
is possible that the coat might suit more than
one ambitious theologian, it is absolutely cer
tain that at least one was measured accurately
for the garment, and that for him it is a. perfect
fit. I omit his name, for obvious reasons, but
I retain his experiences; I assume the person
ality to relieve his modest shoulders ; the story
is his—the telling is mine ; the house is a gen
uine edifice of his own building; I have rubbed
off a little of the paint and whitewash. The
incidents of this article are facts transcribed
from the life of the Reverend Mr. Blank ; the
style is the slipshoddy one of Doestioks, P. 8.,
and thus it runs.
Haying noticed that young ministers are
made the pets of their congregations, and gen
erally have the choice of all the fat things there
are going—that they have the unqualified ad
miration of the young ladies of the pastoral
flock, who vie with each other in working the
prettiest slippers, the most comfortable easy
chairs and footstools, the most gorgeous smo
king caps, and the most significant and elabo
rate book-marks—that they come in always for
a fat slice of desirable property, in case any
pious lady of the congregation dies and leaves
large legacies for "charitable purposes"—that
they always take the precedence in society, are
always sought by ladies, and .referred to by
gentlemen—and that, in fact, they always man.
age, whenever there's a smart shower of fat
things, to be out in the rain and to get very
wet—l made up my mind that I would study
for the ministry, and prepare myself for pulpit
It was an easy thing for me to become a
Christian, with all the modern improvements.
It is merely a matter of negatives; you must
not swear, you must not drink, you must not
gamble or bet on horse races, and you must not
mix with the world's people. If you can show
that you possess these indispensable negatives,
and if you are willing to make a public profes
sion of faith, you may then safely apply for
pecuniary assistance to put you through a theo
logical school ; and if you have previously
joined the Young Men's Christian Association,
you are safe to get it.
Well, I sent word to my native village that I
was "reformed," etc., and that I wanted to
study preaching, and become an ornament to
the pulpit, and so forth. So great was the joy
over my resolve, that the "Ladies' Association
for the Support, Encouragement, and Educa
tion of A 1 Christian Young Fellows who want
to Learn to Preach," at once got up a fair, and a
banquet, and a picnic, and a series cf weekly
meetings, for the purpose of helping me. At
the fair, the customary religious swindles were
perpetrated on the unfortunate gen,tlemen who
had been inveigled there, and a large number of
reluctant dollars were coaxed into the fund.—
/3y this time I had begun my studies. And as
the Association were very assiduous and punc
tual in their remissions to me during my whole
student-life, I will give them that credit, and
also state how I usually disposed of their semi
annual donation. The money that they sent I
could always manage; the worked slippers I
sold to a fancy-store, also the smoking-caps,
ditto the book marks; the box of clothes they
used to send were, of course, unwearable (being
built by a country tailor,) so I used to pawn
them to Melchizedee Isaacs, a German gentle
man, who felt so disinterested a concern in the
Christina faith that he would always pay me
liberally for my country clothes, half cash, and
half in cigars and Schiedam Schnapps. Of
course I had to learn to smoke, as it would have
been a sin to waste the cigars. Let no envious
person, however, say that I learned to drink
Schnapps for the same reason, for I never drink
Schnapps with the slightest comfort; if I take
over three tumblersfull, it always gives me a
severe headache, and interferes with my stu
At last I was examined, pronounced a very
good article of minister, and was given a dis
pensation to preach ; looked anxiously about
for an eligible congregation to preach at ; made
it a subject of serious meditation, and came
to the unbiassed and disinterested conclusion
that the unusual turn of my mind, the nature
of my acquirements, the force of my minis
trations, and the peculiar characteristics of my
style, required that I should locate myself
among a cultivated and refined people_ I could
plainly recognize the indications of Providence,
and I bowed meekly to the fiat. I willingly
gave up the brilliant glory of a missionary's
grand career ; I compelled myself to leave
the splendid hardships, and the noble trials
of a frontier ministry to others; Y schooled my
heart to resign the glorious opportunities of
winning the martyr's crown among the Caribs
or the Fatagonians ; I may say, with excusable
pride, that I mastered my natural yearning for
such distinctions, and turned without a sigh
from the heavenly halo of such a splendid life
and glorious death, to content myself with the
inglorious ease and the lATldislinguished quiet of
a residence amid the comforts of a city, and the
numerous, but nameless, undesired convenien
ces and unwished for ple a santne sees of a sojourn
among a rich congregation.
The opportunities for self-denial, and for
mortification of the flesh, would be more fre
quent if I should be appointed to the guardian
ship of a people rich, very rich, in the filthy
lucre, the despised dross, the miserable trash
that men call money. Yes ; after making it a
subject of serious meditation, my unbiased and
disinterested heart said; "Find a rich eongre.
gation." My heart also said other things. It
remarked: "Have plenty of marriageable young
ladies in your church, and be sure the said
young ladies are rich ; the indications of Provi
dence may point to marriage ; have several
rich old maids, or widows, in your church ;
Providence may indicate you as the instrument
of determining their legacies ; and it is just
possible that, in that event, the soul of the dy
ing person may be moved to donate her worldly
dross to the church, with even—for the ways
of Providence are inscrutable—a fat slice for
yourself; have no very strong-minded deacons
in your church ; for deacons might interfere
with your management of the finances; let
there be a fine parsonage attached to your
church, with a garden, an orchard, a grape
house, and a conservatory belonging to it ; let
the rich men in your church be plenty, like
plums in a good pudding ; let them be of that
most estimable breed of Men, the sort that take
hints easily—for Providence may indicate that
your studies should be continued in a direction
that requires a particularly expensive library ;
lastly, be sure that in your church there is a
doctor, who will consent to be your dearest
friend, and who will not hesitate to notify your
congregation should your precious health fail.
These are the things my carnal and unregen
erate heart said to me, and, after making it a
subject of long and tearful meditation, I came
to the unbiased and disinterested conclusion
that my heart was right. Then I remembered
that my heart had been renewed, and that, of
course, that heart must be a safe and good coun
selor—so I accepted the said heart as my guide,
without further hesitation.
Calls began to come in from various churches,
that desired the services of a young and en
Call from Brownville ; church small, salary
ditto—four hundred dollars a year, payable
quarterly ; large garden attached to parsonage;
minister expected to raise his own potatoes, and
keep the poor of the parish in summer squashes,
gratis ; made it a subject of serious consider
ation, and decided that Providence didn't say
Brownville for me ; declined—on account of
lack of confidence in myself—to undertake a
work so responsible.
Smithville called me; salary six hundred
dollars, and collect it myself; the minister ex
pected to give his mornings to devotion and
poultry ; he must sell eggs and chickens enough
to keep the meeting house in repair; furnish
candles for evening prayer meetings from his
surplus turkeys; and either not pound the pul
pit cushion to pieces, or else buy an annual new
one from his extra goslings; market four miles
off, and Deacon Squeezem keeps a horse to let,
half price to the minister. Meditated, and
concluded that Providence had reserved Smith
ville for some worthier man.
Robinsonville called; salary seven hundred
dollars; parsonage roomy, with ten acres of
land attached for the minister to farm on shares
with Deacon Damps; the Deacon to do the
plowing, and the minister to buy the seed
wheat ; neighborhood poor and very sickly ;
chance for an able and enthusiastic minister to
do so much good that I did not feel it right for
me to rob some other man from so magnificent
a chance to distinguibh himself by deeds of
charity and 197 e, Declined on account of ill
Joneiville called me ; large congregation ;
salary a thousand dollars a year, quarterly, in
advance; church all in a forward state of reli
gion—all having passed the primary stages,
and therefore all the real hard work of the
minister was done.
(Private information from Squiggs—lots of
pretty young ladies in the congregation ; two
ambitious deacons, who do all the visiting;
four rich widows in the village ; parsonage
pleasant, and salary sure.)
Had along and serious meditation ; was eon•
vineed that Providence indicated Jonesville for
me ; there was my work to be done ; there was
my cross to be borne; there was my crown to
be won. Wrote to the church, accepting terms,
wrote to Squiggs, asking names of widows, de
scriptions of personal appearance, and also
photographs of one or two of the richest. All
was now settled; and I was happy that the
indications of Providence were too plain to be
Just as I had dispatched a letter, asking by
what route I should come, another letter was
brought in ; it was from Jenkinsville ; a call—
a loud call—a very loud call—a call that would
be heard; town large, church handsome, salary
fifteen hundred dollars a year, quarterly in ad
vance; parsonage all furnished; late minister
gone to South Carolina; pulpit vacant; wanted
me at once, and there was a check of two hun
dred dollars to pay traveling expenses. Was
there ever a plainer Providence ? Never. If
the finger of Providence ever pointed at any
thing whatever, then that finger was pointing
straight to Jenkinsville, and my heart at once
emphatically said : "To Jenkineville ; save
their suffering souls; snatch them from their
impending fate. To Jenkinsville ! away !
Another day brought a private letter from
Eggley, who, knowing my taste for accurate
statistics, had hastened to impart the following
Baldry safe ; society very gi , e6filda ; fifteen
or twenty girls in the town with rich fathers,
and one who owns two saw-mills and a lumber
yard in her own right; she has red hair, but
is otherwise not unusually objectionable; a
dozen rich old fellows in your congregation ;
will die soon, and leave heaps of money to
somebody. Old Legge, one of your flock is
worth ha'f a million, and has got chronic rheu
matism complicated with lung fever; can't last
a week ; you can see him before his last exit,
if you take the stage day after to-morrow, at
4 A. M. ; donation party twice a year, and the
young ladies have "stocking soirees" once a
month to make woolen hose for the clergyman;
don't think the people have ever read Charming,
you can pick out one of his sermons for your
first appearance, and so get a good send-off
Yours, Ea GLEY.
What was easier now than to see that the
Janesville widows had been wicked temptations
of the Evil One, and that the furnished parson
age of Jonesville had been a dangerous snare
for my poor soul? Went on my knees to offer
thanks for my wonderful escape ; and then re
solving to lose no time in following the indica
tions of Providence, now unquestionable, I at
once sat down, wrote to Jenkinsville, accepted
the work there so providentially opened to me,
acknowledged the receipt of the check, charged
them two per cent. for exchange, and now
await the stage that is to bear me to the scene
of my pastoral labors_
Sweetly, blandly, contentedly, smilingly and
piously; DOESTIC KS, P. B.
Switzerland which is about half the size of the
State of New York, and has a population of a
little above two millions of inhabitant', pos
sesses 800 newspapers and perioakme. Of
these 210 are German, 78 French and 12 Ita
lian. 'these papers circulate not only in large
cities, as is the ease in France, Germany and
Spain, but also among the farmers, who, like
those of England and the United States, re
ceive their weeklies and periodicals. Taking
the whole population of Switzerland there is,
then, a newspa,er for each 7,967 inhabitants,
while in France, where the country people read
much less, the proportion is one newspaper to
A PLAY WITH A REAL HERO.—They have a
play in the Cresent City called the "Battle of
New Orleans." It was performed one night
last week at the St. Charles Theatre, the drum
mer OLi the occasion being Old Jordan, why
beat the drum and helped to make the music
to which Gen. Jackson and his gallant troops
won the battle on the field of Chalmette, forty
six years ago. Old Jordan still lives in New
Orleans, and gives the people there a touch of
hie drumming regularly every year on the Bth
At a boarding house at Milledgeville, the
day on which the ordinance of secession was
passed, some of the delegates, who were impa
tient to be out in the crowd who were shouting
for the independent State of Georgia, re
proached the cook for not having supper earlier.
He replied : " Well, gem'men, I hear you say
die mornin' you would be out't de 'Nita/ States
fore tree 'clock to-day, an' I t'ought 'twould be
late 'fore you got back to supper." They ea
t A ed him.
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Barthel% residing in the Borough for ant CENTS ran wit=
payable to the Carrier. Mail extbeeribera, FOUR DoL
LAMS NCR ANNUM.
Taw WEEKLY will be published as heretofore, semi.
weekly during the session of the Legislature, and once a
week the remainder of the year, for two dollars in ad
vance, or three dollars at the expiration of the year.
Connected with this establishment is an extensive
10E OFFICE, containing a variety of plain and fancy'
type, unequalled by any establishment in the interior of
the State, for which the patronage of the public le no
THE SUPREME COURT OF THE UNITED STATES
vs. THE CONGRESS OF THE 'UNITED STATES.
From the Journal of Commerce.
The rational Intelligencer, in a very kind and
charitable review of the President's inaugural,
dissents entirely from his theory of the subor
dination of the Supreme Court to Congress in
the matter of interpreting the National Con
stitution. We are the more gratified in record
ing this concurrence of the National Intelligen
cer with the views which we expressed in com
menting upon the same portion of the inaugural,
on the same day (March 7th,) because on a
former occasion, say in the month of May
last, when we expressed similar views, the
Intelligencer seemed to dissent from them; or
at least, undertook to show that they were
contrary to the established doctrines of the
Democratic party. This, it may be, was the
burden and object of its criticism. If we had
replied, it would have been sufficient to say
that we do not borrow our opinions from any
party. The writer of said articles in the
Journal of Commerce could refer to similar
sentiments which be put forth in the New York
Observer, of which he was then editor, before
the- Journal of Clmmores existed, They were
occasioned by the overriding of a decision of
the Supreme Court by the State of Georgia,
relative to the removal of the Cherokee Indians.
Those remarks were then received with the
most cordial approbation by the class of men
who now form the back-bone of the Republican
party. Who has changed ?
From the National Intelligencer, March 7.
From the argument of the President in 00
much of his inaugural address as relates to the
functions and province of the Supreme Court,
we need not say we entirely dissent. That
argument is as follows :
"I do not forget the position assumed by
some, that constitutional questions are to be
decided by the Supreme Court, nor do I deny
that such decisions must be binding in any
ease upon the parties to a suit as to the object
of that suit. While they are also entitled to a
very„high respect and consideration in all par
allel cases by all other departments of the
Government, and while it is obviously possible
that such decisions may be erroneous in any
given case, still the evil effect following it,
being limited to that particular case, with the
chance that it may be overruled and never
become a precedent for other cases, could better
be borne than could the evils of a different
practice. At the same time the candid citizen
must confess, that, if the policy of the Govern
ment upon vital questions affecting the whole
people, is to be irrevocably fixed by decisious of
the Supreme Court, the instant they are made, in
ordinary litigation between parties in personal
actions, the people will have ceased to be their own
rulers; having to that extent, practically resigned
their government into the hands of that eminent
tribunal. Nor is there in this view any assanit
upon the Court of the Judges. It is a duty
from which they may not shrink to decide
cases properly brought before them ; and it is
no fault of theirs if others seek to turn their
decisions to political purposes."
It seems to us that this view proceeds from a
confusion of ideas with regard to the place oc
cupied by the Supreme Court in our political
system. The people, in ordaining and estab
lishing the Constitution of the United States,
chose to distribute the powers conferred and
defined by that instrument among three several
distinct and co-ordinate departments—the Ex
ecutive, the Legislative, and the Judicial.—
Whatever is done by each of these departments,
within the scope ails eonatitutional province,
is done by the authority of• the people; and as
the people by the Constitution of the United
States have appointed that" the judicial power
shall extend to all cases, in law and equity, aris ,
sing under this Constitution," it follows that the
decisions of the Judiciary are as truly made in
the name of the people when they deny as when
they affirm the constitutionality of measures
passed by the Legislative department. And
we hold that until a decision of the Supreme
Court, expressly denying any grant of power
claimed to reside in the Constitution, has been
reversed by that same tribunal, any legislation
of Congress in contravention of such decision
would be taken in opposition to the theory of
the Constitution, and equally in opposition ter
the highest will of the zeolite, as expressed in
that Constitution. To this extent the people
have doubtless resigned their government "into
the hands of that eminent tribunal," and seeing,
as Mr. Madison justly gays, that such power
must be deposited somewhere, it is difficult to
conceive how it could be most wisely placed.—
It it be said that on this theory the policy of
the Government is in danger of being - fixed by
decisions of the Supreme Court in a sense. ad
verse to the rights defined by the Constitution,
on " vital questions affecting the to hale pdaple,."
we have but to claim in behalf of the Judiciary
the just rule prescribed by Mr. Lincoln, when,
in denying the present existence or future pro
bability of any plain infractions of the Consti
tution, he holds the following language:
"Happily the human mind is so constituted
that no party can reach to the audacity of doing
this. Think, if you can, of a single instance
is which a plainly written provision of the
Constitution has ever been denied. If, by the
mere force of' numbers, a majority should de
prive a minority of any clearly written consti
tutional right, it might, in a moral point of
view, justify revolution—certainly would if
such rights were a vital one. But such is not
our case. All the vital rights of minorities and
of individuals are so plainly assured to them
by affirmations and negations, guarantees and
prohibitions in the Constitution, that contro
versies never arise concerning them."
In questions of disputed constitutionality a
majority of the Supreme Court is the proptr
Anal arbiter. In questions of disputed expediency
alone, a majority of the people, speaking
through Congress, and under the Constitution,
is the proper final arbiter. But li6 majority of
the latter, however great, is competent to
override a decision of the former. To do se is
to create a schism in our civil system, and we
have too long resisted the mischievous dogmas
of the Democracy under this head, to look with
any more complacency upon them, because
they have been equally espoused by the Repub
licans of the present day. We arc content to
stand in the old ways.
THE ADMINISTRATION POLICY—WHAT IS IT ?
We are most happy, much as we admire
directness and straight-forwardness in public
affairs, to perceive that there exists, in quarters
supposed to be best informed respecting the
policy of the new Administration, an important
difference of opinion touching the course which
is to be adoptedmtecsiVenagrdes
The Inaug ural
dicate a warlike policy; but in other quarters
it is diff interpret
t n ous to tw
ed, and some well
versed in political sophistry affirm that the
strong, warlike tone of the document was de
signed for the no-compromise branch of the
Republican party, to retain which is denied of
the first importance to Mr. Lincoln's Adminis
tration i but that having, through concessions
in the formation of the Cabinet, and the utter
ance of strong sentiments in the Message,
gained their pledge of support, the peace and
security of the country will next claim his at
we d 6 po i J i m( l u ny much reason there mn
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