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THROUGH DEATH TO LITE.
BY HLMU niRBACfin.
l!ar ou heard tho tale of tlic Aloe plant,
Away u tli nitiM)' clinic t
ljr httfiiMc growth of un hundred jrran
It ri'tichc iti blooming tima ;
And then a uoudrniis builfititufrotvn
Jlrc.ikrtout tit.T thousand tlovwri :
Till floral queen, (n iu hlnori.ing seen,
U Ilia iiriJo of ilio trojiical b-mt-n
Hut tho iil.itit to the lljwerii a fcitcriiW,
Vvt It hlooms but oncu, and in blaoiujng diva.
limp juu furlhrr heard of this At plant,
'i'Lat cr.rn in t!u suimy ilirm
How I'very one ofit tlioustaii'l Iljwer',
Ai t !;, drop hi tha blooming time,
I1 uu lui'.iiit plant that fastens its roots
In tho place Uiiro JtfalU on the ground 1
And f.-t as thy ilroj from th djing item,
U'ruw lHilyand lovely around,
fly Ujn'j; it livdh ft thooiaud fdd
In llm young that fmng from thj d?ith of the id J.
Hsvp )oiih"ard the ti'e cftlie I'elicari.
'lhe A rat' liiincl tl llahr,
Tint 1 1 n; in the African anlittiilet,
VVht'r-' tilt' liird that live lotirly arc t
Has you hrnrd how it uven in u-nder youn?,
And c.irc.iaad toiU for their (Mo,l i
1 1 brings thi'iii waterfront f mntnliiB ufir,
And SsUv the sen for their food ;
In fa nunc it feeds thcm-wbit luvu can delj?l
'I'Un blood uf it bok'iiu, and jVtdinjj them tliid,
Jlavyoit heard the talc thsy trIl of the riwmi,
Thi' kiiovv-w hi to blrdt.f the l'ie f
It noia:lcily floats 011 thi; sili ry uavfl,
It tilently ni a in the brake ;
Tor it nave Hi soiitf till the end of hfj,
And thn, in tliu ott. "till even,
.Mid th" Biddni light nf tin uttiug tun,
It i.iisn it oar into heaven 1
And the Mvrcd Arte ftlll..n k. from the tkl;
Tit 1U only rung, fui 111 ringm, it dl. .
Von h-.M! luard tln'ie tales haU tellyou one.
A jireiter and better than till t
Have you h-ad of Him houi tho lienem Adore,
lit fur u whom thi' hoktd of thuit.aH f
Uu tc left lliu thtitrt and anthcmi above,
Vur rnrth iu its wailing and uoh,
Tj atf -r thi h j ni an J the i 1111 of the crosi,
Anddiufor the life of his fouif
Cl I'ijiice of Dm lU'blu ! Ofult rtr divine I
Vlit uoarow and iaenfice. e jual to 'iliEuet
fUe you henr I tin tale -the hent of them all
Tliu tale of the Iddy an 1 Tnw f
IU diets but Ins tf. in untnld touU,
JAwa on In the world anew.
Hi ied prevniU, und i Altfng the earth
Ac the ytari fill tt h in above ;
lletiufiht us to)iitdupthelo''e tf lifi
lo r tho nakcof the lif-j of love.
Ilirt death in our lifo, llu Ices inour pnin,
The joy for the tear, the peace fur the pain.
Xw hear these tales, ye weary and worn,
Who tor other 1. An up jour all ;
iar Saviour hath tol I yoa th sjs I that would grow.
Into earth dark boom inut f ill
lul pass from the vi w and dif away,
And then w ill tna fruit apppear ;
The grain that seems loct in the earth below
Will nturn many fold in tho ear.
ty death eouies life, by luns rmnesgnin.
The joy fur the tjar,,thc peace fur the pain.
DELIVERED BY THE
iW7. JOtiW CHAMBERS,
J.VNU.UIY -J. 1S01.
I announced to you that my intention was
to preach on "God's advice to the people
of this country, that we may continue to
live in unity and prosperity." And al
though the living prophet is not, yet God's
word, in all its Hung power, is. Aud
what Jehovah said at one period of the
world's calamity is still adapted to other
periods wheu calamity threatens. The Ilible
is a marvellous book. There is no age, no
condition, or no circumstance in which
man is or can be excluded from its advice.
It is full of sound wisdom and advice ; wo
til need it, wo always need it, our nation
needs it now ; without it wo know not
where to go.
Sly text i.) found in tho revcnlh chapter
"T!ie Mr J thai cami to Jeremiah rem the Lord, mylitf
"itaait ia the gate of the terfe lioitee, aud proclaim
there thti vord, and toy, Hear the vord of the .on, all
ylofjudai, thai cuter tal thete calte to u-orehtp the lrd.
"Thai tatth the Urd if hoili, the nod of hrail.
.Imend your traji aud year doluee, aud I icl.'l eauie jou
to dwell in ln flaee. Trust ye not lit lews itoro,. ,or
not ImiMfHt Hood in this place,
Oods to your hurt.
"Then Kill leauee yeu to iieell ia this plaee.iu theldud
that I gave to your fathers, for eeer aud ecer,''
It is not Jeremiah that speaks, not the
minister, but it is Jehovah, tho God of Is
rael and the God of tho Universe, that
fpeaks, I may ask you to judge disinter
estedly and in tho spiiit of magnanimity,
whether ibis advice lo you and me, to the
inhabitants of this Commonwealth, and to
rc comply with it. tlw result, will bc tno
sauio in all the length and breadth oP this
-no temple of the Urd, the temple oj ,,e ijira, , . , j . rporj. i, , teach n"S bccomo a premium ouercti 10 anyone wuo win
tempi, of the unaretheee ,,PMllin ti, ara without author- abuse our public officers. I ho papers ; and social
your uaue and your uoinge , v V- , .., - 1 ' , 1
urrtiifKi between a man and hit neighbor; f ye oppress n,,t wlion lm pomes. briii?itir with would lose half their interest and circula- : cverj
net the stranatr, the fatherless, and the vtdow, and shtd 1 J' r, ,,,,,..,,. ,(in -f tIlv (nd ,l10 hi,nV, truth. All CVerV UlHn,
wonderful empire My purpose is neither
to think nor frpcak unkindlj of any man.
I havo no criminations nor recriminations
to make, but a single, honest, Christian,
patriotic object before me. This country
is not my native land, but it is the land of
my fathers adoption, a father that escaped
from the power and oppression of evil to
dwell in the midst of peace. I can have
then uo other object than tho peace and
pcipttuity of thi Union, and God forbid, i
1 '10ulu SpOIlK WOrUS OtUer than tUOse
wliich tend to our purpose.
First, then, G oil civ3 advico to minis-
. . V 0
1 icrs iu tunes ot great calamity.
"iho word that camo to Jeremiah from
the Jjini, Buying, Stand in the gato of the
Lord's house and proclaim thero this word,
and eay, Hear the word of lite Lord, all
ye of Juduh, tint enter in these gates to
worship the Lord."
When tho Prophet thus spoke to all
Juduh, tho nation, oh account of in, was
ou the verge of captivity. They had
brought down upon themselves the jut
indignation of God the God of their
Fathers. The Almighty, unwilling to pun
ih men, "because judgment ia his strange
wort," commanded Jeremiah to ttand in
tho pate of his own home that house up
on which he had put his name, where the
Sacrifice was offered, and tho Finoljoofthe
incenso ascended, and to proclaim His
word m.to the people. And if Jeremiah
thus stood in the gate of tho temple, and
tpahc unto tho people, may wo not feel
that, as ministers of the Gospel, we may
follow Ins erample, standing to this great
Western gate, thia Temple of the Lord,
sacred to liberty and the rights of man.
where the oppressed exile, "with tho dew
on his thin lobe heavy and chill," bhall
ever find a welcome, and the warm hand
of friendship be stretched out to greel
May wo not, I repeat, stand and speak
to this people in their time of trial and
calamity? As a, nation, where are we to
day t We are on the brink of a. ciil war.
This is my firm conviction, and because it
is, We de-ire to speak to the people in
God's name. Many laugh at civil war.
but "Fools ever hmko a mock at tin.'
This is no place for laughter ; neither is it
the time for ivitici-jii. It 6ccms as if the
gates of the city of refuge were opcu, and
with tho same avenger of blood closo upon
us, it become us to enter in and be safe.
What more fearful calamity could fall up
on us than civil war ? IVtileuce mi"ht
rage, and famine guant stalk over our laud;
but what are these to a civil war, and
c-pecially ia this couutry a country of
brothers, men who scarcely know what fear
is! In every community wo would fiud
brother arrayed against brother, and en
gaged in deadly Mrifo. Under these cir
cumstances, it becomes God's mini. ton. io
be faithful ; and Biark, it is tho Lord's
word which mu-t be spoken not the mero
fancies of a man, uor the promptings of bis
blind instincts, but God's word. "Hear
tho word of the Lord" "'Jitts taitli the
Lord u) llusti." We want not the word
of Presidents, Synods, uor classes of men,
but we want tho word of tho Lord, as
"thus saith the Lord" from the Lord of
In the iccond place. IVhct tho minis
ters are to preach. In the third and
fourth verses wo have the subject matter,
in part, at least, of what wo have to sayj
under this head :
"Thus saith the Lord of Hosts, tho God
of Israel, amend your ways aud your
doings, and I will cause you to dwell in
tliin nbiee "
"Trust ye not in ljing words, saying,'
The temple of the Lord, Tho templ'o of
the Lord, Tho temple of tho Lord are'
The Lord of Iloils, tho
God of hratl, and the same Lord of Hosts
is the God of our Country, with our thirty
four tribes of men, with the blood of free
men in their veins.
Whenever a minister stands aside from
Mi,l,ln Wmise of their authority,
v. , nmr. that the chief cause of tho
difficulties in our beloved land arises from
unauthorized religious teachings. Instead
f . ....nlnncr ...en. In tho spirit of tho third
.,,.. nf (nvt. manv plaeo themselves
in lofty positions, aud claiming afar higher
derco of wisdom, and vastly moro piety
tUCV v. 1- .
than is really possessed, cry, "Staud asido,
. V , ,r. .!. Ml fliia thn
the r,eonle instructed out of the pure word
of God, and not from false esogesu, which
. ntHAcr vji-i -.. 1 i.itu mi ...m- u
BLOOMSBURG, COLUMBIA COUNTY, PA.,
often render tho ificaning of words enig
matical and almost bejond comprehen
sion. Third. What tho Nition must do.
In tho fifth and sixth verses God speaks
to us :
"For if ye thoroughly amend your ways
and your doings j if ye thoroughly cxecuto
judgment between a man and bil ncighboi j
if ye oppress not the stranrrcr. tho father!
Ips-j, and tho widow, and shed not innocent
blood iu this place, neither walk after
other gods, to your hurt."
Nothing could be plainer than this.
The sins of our nation are unquestionably
fearful, and it is our business to look at
some of them. Wo have personal sins,
ministerial sins, State sins, and National
siiiSjin which all aro more or less concerned.
The violation of every command in the
decalogue, is to bo witnessed in all the
towns, boroughs, and counties throughout
our land. Some may think this a hard
saying and one needing some qualification
Wo havo no qualification to make, believ
ing as we do, that evtry comuiaud on tho
decalogue is violated in every town, and
township of our country. God Almighty s
laws are set at defiance.
Let us look a moment at tho decalogue.
We havo not a right to speak to you, but
with a "thus sai.h the Lord," and if wo
utter one syllable not thus qialiScd, throw
it from you. Cast it from your mind, as
the Summer breeze carries tho chaff from
the threshing floor.
First, then "I am the Lord thy God
thou shalt have no other gods before
How many of the people of our cities,
towns, and counties aro living, totally,
practically, and daily in the service of any
Ueiug, save God Almighty!
Then '-Thou shall not take tho name
of the Lord thy God iu vain."
Can you find a spot iu tho geographical
boundaries of this nation, where the name
of God is not blasphemed !
Then The Sabbath day. Is thero a
State that keeps strictly tho Sibbath ) a
city, or a county that observes it? You
know, and I know that men most positively
and absolutely violate this holy day. Yet
iu the lviii Chapter cf Isaiah, God gives
tho observance of tho Sabbath as one
reason why prayer will ba answered aud
Then in relation to honoring parents.
How many families can you find iu which
the childreu act toward the parent as God
commands ? Is thero not a total disregard
of parental authority ? Gray hairs are
trampled upon, and tho venerable form
hurried in sorrow to tho grave.
"Thou shalt not kill." Is not murder
rife everywhere ? Some can remember
when a murder, committed in any part of
UT W wl litis toTw l lAw
bosom of every man. Your speaker can
remember when the idea of a murder was
a terrible idea. Occasionally tho Wail
would be stopped, the life of tha driver
ioouardized, but now minder is almost a
dailv occurrence. Aud when the assailant
is leprous with crime, he is shielded aud
"Thou shalt not commit adultry "
All over this land is this abomination
found. How many in your own city, ercn
thoso high in position, aro recreant to this
" Thou shalt not steal." Why wo are
almost a nation of thieves (if wo believe the
half of what we say.oue of another). If a
man is seeking an office, the hopu of emo-
lumcnt aud gain is a-cribed ns bis only
motive. The deepest plans ot deception
and fraud are everywhere to be seen.
" Thou shalt not bear falso witness."
This is one o! the great sins o..i..e pco
(pie, Wo aro all the timo bearing false
I ' . ....
witness the one of tho other. The presa
groans with falso statements ot ono por
tion of the community against tho other.
We, of tho mini-try .too often take up gar
bled statements and repeat them to tho
detriment of our fellows. There is almost
this forms one of the tiusot w Inch wo must
' Thou shalt not covet." Is not this
violated fearfully every day ? We not on-
ly covet, but wo steal, regardless of the oh-
ligations to God. And hero let inu ny iu
. .. , . . ,
passing, that tins command, in my Jung-
liicnt, bears directly upon the exed ques-
tion which is this very day at tho bottom
of our political disturbance. Is it not nu
undcniablo fact that tho tenth command-
mert as absolutely recognizes tho right of
nronertv in the man servant and tho inaid
servant as in tho wife, tho house, cr any.
thing else that is thy neighbor's I
From the first to tho last then, the wor-
al law is set at defiance. ,
jinuery uuu corruption aro mo in tuo
land. Is it not a proverb, that if yu
would have a bill passed at Harrisburg,
you must go with pockets well filled with
money. What are wo to think of this ?
If a poor man goe3 before your courts for
justice, no matter bow just or right his
ause may bo.docs bostand an equal chance
of receiving justice as does a rich man ?
Aro not thoso things in this Stato ! God
then savs to us, "Am-ntt thy way."
Then wo havo that prince of sins drunk
enncss sustained by law and countenan
eed by practice. This sin, this vicu, that
has broken in upon all that is peaceful,
manly, and magnanimous. See when it
lays its grasp on a young man that young
man may havo abilities which would ena
ble him to stand in the Senate Chamber,
and by his eloquence enchain the listening
car ot multitudes. Yet lie is conveited
into a drivelling idiot, gropes his way to
an early grave and lies dowu iu hell.
Where is tho State, or the town where this
siu is not seen in its onward march I
Tho marriage contract. Wo find it set at
open defiance. Wo find divorces granted
in the face ol tho direct teachings of Jesus
Christ. A celebrated legal gentleman
told me he believed the prico of a divorce
was twenty dollars. To what a condition
have we come, whither have wo drifted ?
Jesus says "Whosoever shall put away
his wife, except it be for fornication, and
shall marry another, cominittetli adultry."
Yet is not this treated as a thing of naught?
The Uiblc teems with instruction to hus
band and wife, to master and servant.
You will find.boyond a doubt, in all these
relations much that is wrong, and tho
wrong must be repented of. Is not advan-
tige taken in the business transactions of
lite? Are not the widow and the father
less oppressed ! Must wo not repent of
all the.se ? Our repentance must bo
thorough and sincere : wu must not repent
of one only, but of all all the sins of the
nation, in all the relations of life. But
what are wo to understand defiantly by the
sins of the nation ? Only those sins which
aro common to all the States and commu
nities of a nation, can be called national
tins. There is an institution of our land
which is regarded as the great source of the
evils of our couutry. From this, howev
er, I take the liberty of dissenting. 1 do
not so read the Bible. That there aro
evils conueeted with involuntary servitude
in this country, cannot bo denied. But
can you find any social relation 111 which
evil is not found U tho mari iatre iclation for
ilistauee,excmptlrom it? Will, to-day wo
are iu trouble, and ii is said our trouble
grows out of tho national sin of slavery.
M'l. ... !- . - I .' , f i, .
responsible lor that iu which ho has no
part. But is it not remarkable that in re
gard to this sin, in which four millions of
human beings are he'd in bondage in our
country, and which is declared from the
pulpit, the press, aud the rostrum, to bo a
siu, a damning sin, one which will exclude
a minister from the pulpit, and a man from
tho Lord's table? Yet they will tellyou they
do not want to interfere with it where it is
wo only want to oppose its further cxtcn
fcion. Aow, it it uo a siu, it should bo re
pouted of an 1 done away with at once ;
wo should not wall it up, nor fence it in.
God does not say to Israel, repent in part
"but thoroughly repent and wholly cleanse
your ways." Thi-, is what wo must do,in
dividually and collectively, North aud
Let us take the sin of Drunkenness.
Would it do to confino it to tho North.
Would it do to have Sabbath breaking uu-
1 known iu tiie North, but universal iu the
Ifl .l Ll.tl .1. ,
South. Shall wo say that covetousness
should not eomo this sido of tho Mississip
pi. God says repentance must bo through
All sectional feeling must bo buried be
yond tho reach of tho plummets depth.
The kindest feeling of a political, religious
character must bo cariied out.
constitutional privilege granted to
aud our mutual privileges re.
spectea m letter ami spirit, noarcan
terhood of States, a baud of brothers, and
it is to be feared too often 1 se sight of du
tics, and nnxous only for our rights.
1 We -peal; of liberty of speech and pres.
they aro well enough but they have their
1. ... -I... 1.
limits, ouuuiu wo cany uur ngms uu-
youd their limits, when, by so doing, wo
are throwing u burning torch, which will
spread ruin on our brother's domains?
We must try to bo consistent aud utiend
to our duties as laid dowu in tho word of
God, and lights will como "Hear tho
1 word of the Lord. Isaiah VI, 8th, "Ho
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 9, 1801,
hath showed theo oh man, what is good, .
and what doth tho Lord require of theo,
but to do justly and lovo mercy and to J
waiK numuiy Willi tny uoel. " Honor
must characterize our people let us do- je U enact-d, .jr., that tho corporato
tormino that whatever is sinful is not to bo namo and title of the Suubury and Krie
walled up. but to be swept away not a laiiroa(l be, and tho same is hereby
romnaut left. If we do so, what docs God , changed, to that of tho Philadelphia and
say ? If we all do this "then will I causo Krio Railroad, by which namo and under
you to dwell in thii place, in tho land that which titlo tho said company shall here
I gave to your fathers forever and ever." after be ,nanagcu aj conducted, with tho
iiu no not give tuis lanu to our tamers
and Ho promises it to us? This is, tho
statement of God. Shall God's advico bo
complied with ! If it is, good will result.
Which shall wo take? Will wo humblo
ourselves and each man repent, of his own
sins! (each will then havo enough to do.)
God calls upon us so to do. Will this na-
tion reform ? Will we do what God wants
us to do? 1 ho quo-tion comes to you and
to ttif , and it comes closely.
Wc will have for repentance, the poss
ession of this land, which was given to our
fathers ; possession will be given to us for
ever. We desire to urgo you as we urge
ourselves to repent. Will we do so at once
or will we rush on madly to ruin. Shall
old men out of tho muster roll, talk of
war, or shall the people bo for peace?
Let mo ask Shall this fair and happy
land be involved in the horrors of a civil
war ? Shall those beautiful lakes and
rivers upon which our commerce proudly
..oat oeer msoneuwititt iemcouotsiaugii-
tered brothers? Must the air of our love-
ly valleys, lull sides and mountaiu slopes
be mietl with groans of the wounded and
dying fathers, sous and brothers of this
.t.w.uu. , imuuui
namo I ak, must tho list of widowhood ho ,
luai.u.., augmcmcu : onaii tnecry ot the
f.. I 1 9 tit It . I . I
orphan in piteous tones, be heard ascend-
in:; iro.n every neartiistono in this lauu !
vJI nll .1 . a- ci n , ,
uuui, tin. iuu Ul 11113 HIUUH s riiri.i. ll.tl.U
be cut down and she left to totter alone
to the grave ? Shall these fertile fields bo
whitened by the holies of American free
men laid low in death by slaughter weap
ons in tho hands of their own brothers ?
Americans, God is speaking to you hear
ken to him; stop aud think. Christian,
closet, youself with God, and speak unto
Him with your full and bleeding hearts,
Go and sit by tho side of that shrino which
contains tho sleeping divinely watched over
e :..,.,.-,., i wi.:....
pray spare this fair heritage bequeathed by
such a Father and purchased at such a price
of blood and treasure. Oh'.could we wake
from that long sleep and raise that noblo
form, would ho not h.t his hands in holy
horror, and cry peace, peace, we are all
brethren. My brethren shall this glorious
republic become a by-word and a reproach
in the mouths of nations of the earth ? I
coufess to you to-day that one of the bit-
tprt tlinuvltM of Ihj I..,-. -
our distracted couutry, is that tho very na-
tion whose bands our fathers burst and cast
from them should point tho finger of scorn
at us and cry, Aha! aha I My country-
men shall the name of Washington perish
as a thing of naught can it bo that the
sun of this Hopuulicis to go down in a
night of blood, never, never, again to rise?
Forbid it, Oh, thou God of our Fathers!
Pray thcu, I say daily pray, and each
man humble lnniselt unit turn to Uou that
he may bless us. My brethren when my
Master was born the heavens of Jordan
wcro vocal with angelio voices crying
"I'eace on earth, aud good will to men.''
My F.ithtrand my God, may this be tho
Bong that shall asceud from th'j lips and
heart of every Ameiicau citizen, now and
iu all time to como. Oh ! America ! Oh!
United States of America, may this be thy
proud titlo for'ver 1 God, iu mercy .grant
u. .iuieu aim .vii.cn.
UEM.UIKAUlit, J1KTKOU Was
on tho morning of the 11th ult.
, . . .. . .
quarter Ceforo 3 o
places ill Illinois. It was very laro and
: .. . , , , , ... . ,-, enter satisfaction on tuo rccoru mciuui,
bril iant, aud exploded with a report like , , . . . ,.
' t. .- ., and cancel and surrender tho same to the
a cannon. It remained in sij-ht from three , ,. . in
, , , .t sa d I' d ade p ua and Lne Kailroad Corn
to fivo seconds, aud disappeared iu the 1
northeast, its courso having been eastward
with great velocity, in a right line a little
inclined downward. At Genova three or
four large meteors were neon, but accounts
from other places mention that thero was
one body like a ball of molten iron, and
somo smaller ones, apparently merely
detached poitionsof it. In some places
tho explosion is spoken of as having been
tremendous, liko the bursting of n loud,
deep, rumbling sound, that gradually died
away. At Birrington and Lake Zurich
the houses shook, and vriudows rattled,
and tho people awoke from sleep very
Tomatoes mako good cat-sup,
mouse juakc3 a good cat-supper.
'JL'lio SUUbury and JErlo Hailroad.-
The following is the bill introduced in
tho House of Kcpresontativcj on Thurs-
(Jar bv Jlr. Ball ofKric
samo effect as if tll0 uamo tllcrcof uaJ not
Section 'J. That said Philadelphia and
Urie llailroad Company bo, and is hereby
authorized to execute and issue under its
corporate seal, fivo thousand bonds not
Itxcccdirg in amount tho aggregate sum of
! l,0u0,u00 sterling money ot Great
! Uiitnin. or S5.000.000 lawful monev of
the United States; any number or all of
which may bo issued for JC200 each,
sterling money aforesaid, and any number
or all of which for $1000 each, payable
in twenty years from the date thereof.
The said bonds shall bear interest at the
rate of 0 per cent, per annum, payablo
semi annually, and shall not be subject
to taxation; and as security for the pay-j
incut of principal aud interest of said
bonds, the said company is hereby au
thorized to execute in trust, under its
corporato seal, a mortgage of the whole
line of its Railroad, finished, unfinished,
or to bc cubed, from Suuburv to Krio ;
,Iarbor) auJ hj appurtonancc, ' ;nelu(linJ
,i M,,,,is ,,,,1 , .,iru i
tilc he placed thereon, together with all'
:,, ri ,..,. rlllt nrii-ltp,!
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alj franchises which sa il. mortao-o
silnii i, .lnliv,! , .,.(, l.,..!
Iiamed. aud recorded in tho snvrr.il
tics in which the property
bed, or any part thereof
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' ' 1 lutfuul) 'ay uu situate,
and shall thereupon bo and remain the
first mortgage on all property therein do-!
scribed until fully satisfied, except as to
that pait of the road of said company
which extends from Sunbury to William
sport, on which a mortgage for 5100,000
now exists. -
Section 3. That said Philadelphia and
Krje Itailroad Company be, and is hereby
'authorized to execute, under its corporate
'snnl. foitv bonJs for Sinn ()()(! li nnm.
l,0 jn forty years from the date thereof, !
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, hearing interest at tho rato ot six per
Cl!I1, ..a aftor iTan. ls, 18r, and
,.,.. tLo na,mcllt tilcreof bv. a mor,,ace
to be cs,cuted to the Commonwealth of
th0 wh0le lino of railroad, finished, unfin-
jcj, or to be finished, from Williams-
rort lo tlie harbor of rjri0) al)d all tll0
real cstat()) rigllt3) privileges aud fran-
chises of the said Company, which said
m01.tgag0 ba deposed in the office
of tho State Treasurer, and shall there-
- - - - ---o o-
011 ai (, property therein described until
(ay satisfied, and the said Company may
deliver tho said forty bonds to the Com-
niissiotiCM of the Sinking Fund, in pay-
mcnt of all tll0 Cve per cc,)t. bonds of the
Sunbury and Krio Itailroad Company
,low owned by the State ; and upon such
paymont j,,, mad0, it shall bo the duty
0f said Commissioners to cancel aud sur-
rCDjcr lll0 ,a;j fivo p,r c:nl. bonds to the
. n...,. ,,i it slmll lin the dutv of
tho Stato Treasurer forthwith to cancel
and surrender all tho five per cent, bonds
now owned by tho said Company deposit
ed in tho Treasurer's office, under the
provisions of the act for the sale of the
Stato Canals, approved the 21st of Apiil,
Section 4. That upon presentation to the
Trustees of the Mortgage for S7 ,000,000
duly executed under the provisions of the
I said act for the sale of the Stato Canal:
of all tho 5 per cent, bonds cancelled or
nt!.l tin, i.nvmpnt. whereof was intended
yji .tit mu I'v vmh
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l. .lm e-til ,iif-irtT!,,rn. It
o'clock, at various,1, , . ..... .., 1 '
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In thoIIouo Mr. Gordon called up his
resolution iuquiiing of tho Attorney
General of tho Stato by what authoiity
tho defaulting banks, suspending specie
payments for over thirty days, continue
to hold their charters.
The resolution was adopted.
Tiiosb people who turn up their noses
at the world, might do well to reflect that
it is as good a world as they were ever in
mil as much better ono than they arc
likuly ever to get into again.
"Ma, get down on your bauds and
knees a miuute: please." 'Why, what
on earth shall 1 do that for, my pet ?"
"Cause, I want to draw an elephant !"
Death and Starvation In
From the Tribune.
A sad case of destitution came io tha
knowledge of tho Fourth Ward Police,
about 4 o'clock oh Monday afternoon
Officer Bade found in the tenement house,
No 02 Madison strccf, in tho upper part
of tho bu-Uding,- the lifeless body of a man
named John Williams, about 33 years of
age, stretched upon tho floor. From Lis
appoaranco ho had probably had tho con
sumption, and being unable to procure tho
necessaries of life, bad laid down and dill
From tho Brooklyn Eagle.
A poor lone woman, Mrs. McMullen,
residing at 177 Hudson avenue, learning
tho death of hor husband, who bad gone
into tho country in search' of employment,
Combined with her destitute condition, so
disheaitencd her, that sho resolved to end
her troubles by taking a largo dose of
laudanum on 'I'ucsnay night. The rciult
of course was fatal.
From tho New York Day Book.
It will be seen by our police reports that'
000 poor people soucht lodrin? in tho
station houses last night. Thousands aro
sull'cring for want of food and clothing,
many aro dying actually dying of star
vation. Wo report another case to day.
Meantime, preparations aro going on to
make war on the South because it cannot
recognize the blessings of negro equality,
Kro.n the New York Sun.
The office of the Sunerintondcnts of tho
Poor, iu the basement of tho City Hall, is
dailv thronged bv unfortunate mrsons.
- o i '
mostly females, seeking relief. They stand
tor hours waiting their turn. A few it is
suspected, are impostors, but doubtless tho
great majority are in actual want. A day
or two since an affecting incident occurred.
A young woman who had been standing
''or fcom t'me in the cold, damp hallway,
fell down from exhaustion, and it was 6omo
time before sho could bo restored to auima
tion. The stato of her physical system
was evidently the result of the want of the
necessaries of life.
OimvAUD Beautv. I cannot under
stand, says Fredcrika Bremer, tho import
ance which coitain people set upon outward
beauty or plainness, I am of opinion that
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a 1 true education, such at least as has
religious fouudation, mu t refuse n noblo
calm, a wholesome coldness an indifference,
or whatever people may call it, toward
such-liko outward gifts, or tho want of
them. Aud who has not CTperienced of
how littlo conscqucneo they are, in fact,
for the weal or wo of life ? Who ha j not
cxpericnecd how on nearer acquaintance,
plainness becomes beautified, and beauty
looses its charm, exactly according to the
am also of opiniou that tho want of outward
beauty never disquiets a noblo nature, or
will bo regarded as a misfortune. It never
can prevent people from being amiable and
beloved in the highest degree, and we have
daily proof of this.
Cool. A gentleman residing in a vil
lage finding that tho diminution of his wood
pile continued alter his fires were out, lay
awake one night in order to obtain, if
possible, some clue to the mystery. At an
hour when all honest folks should be iu bed,
hearing an operator at work in the yard,
he ciutiou-ly raised his chamber window,
aud saw a lazy neighbor, endeavoring tc
got a large log iuto bis wheelbarrow.
'You re a pretty fellow," said tho owner,
"to come hero aud steal my wood while I
"Yes," replied tho thief, "and Isupposa
you would stay up there and see mo break
my back with lifting before you'd offer to
come and help me."
A STiiANOEii riding along a road, ob
served that all tho milestones were turn
ed in a particular way, not facing the
road, but rather averted from it. Hu
called to a countryman and inquired the
reason. "God bless you, sir" replied tho
man, "the wind is so strong; sometimes
iu these parts, that if wo weren't to turn
the backs of the milestones to it, the figures
would be blown off them clear and clean."
Such is the crowded stato of tho Paris
thoroughfares that during tho year fivo
thousand persons have been woundod, aud
seven hundred killed, by tho vehicles of all
lands which fill tho streets and render tbo
crossing of the latter almost impossible to
Tun ancient cooks carried their arls to
the most whimsical perfection. They were
able to servo up a whole pig, boiled on ouo
sido and roasted on the gther.